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Bruce Levenson Changing Foundation of Philantropy At University of Maryland

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The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland was started three years ago with a grant for startup money donated by Bruce and Karen Levenson. More donations totaling $5.6 million soon followed, all from the Levensons, said a press release from PR Newswire. Innovative courses and programs are offered by the Center. This includes several classes per semester that pay out $10,000 gifts to worthy nonprofits. A program just completed by the Center sent twelve graduate students to India to work at three nongovernmental organizations. One focused on the disabled, one focused on wildlife preservation, and the last was a youth outreach program. For the fourth year in a row, the Center has sponsored the Do Good Challenge. Thousands of students at the University of Maryland will compete in a challenge to make the greatest social impact on their favorite causes. Winners receive $20,000 in prize money to further their causes. Karen Levenson, an alumnus of University of Maryland, calls it leveraged philanthropy at its best. She also feels that the Center has the potential to make a profound impact in terms of worthy causes. Bruce Levenson of UCG feels that the Center has a dual purpose. First students are being taught the skills needed to work in the nonprofit sector. At the same time, the Center ensures that graduates of the University of Maryland will be informed philanthropists when they graduate.

Talos Energy divulges their intentions about the southern Gulf of Mexico oil exploration

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Talos Energy, a US-based company intends to partner up with Pemex, a Mexican energy firm by 2019. This merger is expected to explore a promising oil and gas well which is yet to be drilled. In 2017, Talos Energy subsidiary known as Zama stumbled upon a significant well deposit in the southern Gulf of Mexico. According to Zama’s findings, the well is estimated to contain about 800 million oil reserves and over 2 billion oil barrels. Pemex is coming in as a partner because it owns a well adjacent to place discovered by the Zama Project.

Talos Energy and Pemex partnership
According to Tim Duncan the chief executive officer of Talos Energy, Pemex is the key partner in this endeavor as it will assist in the exploration of this discovery. This professional has also named Mexico’s Sierra Oil and Gas and Britain’s Premier Oil as the other critical stakeholders in this lucrative business.

This executive is expected to lead this project as well as take over the leadership of Pemex from Andres Manual Lopez, the acting president of the company to fast-track the project. Following the approval of the exploration plan by Mexico’s oil regulator board, the Zama project has vouched to invest $325 million to facilitate drilling and studies which will be performed on the site. This company looks forward to producing 100,000-150,000 barrels of oil every day by the year 2023.

Currently, Talos Energy and Pemex have not yet agreed on the proper channels and infrastructure required to bring the barrels to the market. Fortunately, they are still negotiating on how this undertaking will be made possible. Tim Duncan anticipates that the two companies will focus on constructing platforms approximately 152 meters of water to enhance the drilling process.

The development of these structures is expected to take some time. Tim Duncan plans to use this chance to plot strategies on how to get the barrels on the market as well as how to inform the public about the venture they have engaged in. It is expected that when all these plans are implemented and results are realized, the proceeds of this profitable business will be channeled to the local market.

Aloha Restoration Announces Partnership With Tom Thayer And Dan Bernstein

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Tom Thayer, the former NFL offensive lineman for the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago and currently an on-air Bears game day personality on Entercom station in Chicago, recently announced his partnership with the mold removal and water removal experts Aloha Restoration, Co (which is a division on Aloha Construction, Inc.). Aloha Restoration acted as a title sponsor for every broadcast since the start of the football season.



The company also partners with Dan Bernstein, a 670 The Score (WSCR-AM) personality. The President and Chief Executive Officer of Aloha Restoration, David A. Farbaky noted that he is one of the biggest Bears fans in the city and that Tom Thayer is one of his all-time favorite players. He expressed appreciation of the fact that Aloha Restoration gets to partner with Tom Thayer and Dan Bernstein, his favorite radio hosts.



Aloha Construction is a family-owned business of insured and bonded General Contractors that provide services for Southern Wisconsin and Illinois. The company offers their assistance in Lake, Cook, DuPage, and McHenry counties through their location in Lake Zurich, and in the McClean, Tazewell, Washington, and Champaign Counties through their office on Bloomington. The new Aloha Restoration division is equipped to offer their services to the entire Lake County area, and is a local home remodeling that specializes in water removal, mold removal, fire damages, restoration, water mitigation services, and home remodeling of all kinds.



The new division is also based out of Lake Zurich, and the creation of the division is a sign that the company is ready to take one step forward towards becoming a one-stop shop for homeowners in the Midwest. The company is proud to provide quality craftsmanship, and considers that both Aloha Restoration and Aloha Construction are equipped to make life easier for residents of Illinois and of Southern Wisconsin.


Hussain Sajwani : Best Real Estate Investor In the Middle East

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Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC Owner, was born in Emirati and spent his early years in the Middle East. Currently, he is regarded as being the fourth wealthiest individual in UAE. After ending the early education stages in Emirati, he later moved to the USA for further education. He enrolled at the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Engineering. After completing his university education, Hussain Sajwani moved back to Emirati where he served as the GASSCO company manager. GASSCO serves as a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. After working for some years, he ventured into the hotel and catering industry. He gained global recognition as an entrepreneur after the formation of DAMAC Properties in 2002.

Products Portfolio of DAMAC Properties

DAMAC Properties offers a wide list of products and services. The products include furnished hotel rooms, hotel villas, and hotel apartments. Hussain Sajwani engages the services of award-winning designers and stylists. The move ensures that all the properties offered by the group meet the global standards. The properties are strategically located in prime areas such as London, Lebanon, UAE, Dubai, and other global destinations. Other than the unique designs, there are financing options. Since its creation in 2002, the real estate entrepreneur has coordinated the delivery of more than 20, 000 units. The group further notes that it has over 40, 000 ongoing projects in different parts of the globe. Investing in the properties would offer fulfillment and returns in terms of rent and resale value.

Focusing on the entrepreneurial activities of Hussain Sajwani indicates that he has different investment and leadership skills. He is credited from the formation of DAMAC Properties. The organization has an interest in the luxury real estate sector. The properties of the group are located in London, Jordan, Dubai, Qatar and other major global destinations. Clients have a wide list of properties to choose from. They include hotel rooms, hotel villas and apartments. The properties feature unique styles and designs from award-winning professionals. During the designing processes, there is an emphasis on the inclusion of the tastes and preferences of the customers.

Here’s DAMAC’s latest blog post: https://www.damacproperties.com/ar/media-centre/press-releases/hussain-sajwani-damac-foundation-sponsors-one-million-arab-coders-initiative

A Look at the Life of a Joint and Bone Replacement Guru, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum

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According to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, those who read key non-fiction and fiction books are setting themselves up on the path for success. The doctor who specializes in joint and bone issues was recently featured in an interview on ideamensch.com, where he revealed that he loves reading such books, and that the best $100, which he recently spent was on audio books.


Currently the head of orthopedics at Bronxcare in New York, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum also revealed that, the idea to establish his company, did not come out of the blues, but instead, it took place while he was creating a website for Medscape. He also adds that, as an entrepreneur, his productivity is boosted through frequent interactions with other surgeons, and health personnel in the department that he currently oversees.


Typical, to most people working in healthcare and the corporate world, his day usually starts by reading through the sent emails, and once he is done responding to senders, he then goes through social media, LinkedIn to be precise, since doing so gives him the opportunity to interact, and learn from other surgeons, and health care practitioners within his realm. He later holds a meeting with those who help him run his department, and if he has no appointments with patients in his office, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum usually focuses on patient-centered value improvement projects.


As mentioned earlier, Dr. Ira is an avid reader, and if he were to recommend one book to the community, then he would advise everyone to read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.


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Before joining Bronxcare, Dr. Ira was working with various healthcare firms such as DTC health, where he was appointed Chief Medical Officer. He also gave services to various facilities, such as, the Kaiser Permanente system, the swift path program and even We here he served as a community health editor. Dr. Ira has also given lectures, and written widely on joint replacement surgery. He boasts of expansive knowledge and broad experience on matters regarding reconstructive surgery, a factor that saw him being appointed a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons two decades ago.

Chainsmokers Determined to Make a Legacy in the Music Industry

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The chainsmokers brought a music genre that involves playing loud rock music that incorporated the traditional mixes with the modern instruments. Their combinations were unique to the point where they were attracting a considerable number of individuals in their live shows. The two DJs were able to provide some combinations, some of which were very energetic with heavy metal beats that individuals have been. The industry had not witnessed energetic DJs for a more extended period.

The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, have a large social media following. Instead of choosing to select other methods of marketing their music, something that could have been very expensive, the duo decided to use their social platform to sell their music. A significant number of individuals have recommended the use of social media in selling many products and services but not music.

The two individuals rose to fame after releasing their hit single, #Selfie, which attracted widespread views and downloads across the country. Everybody wanted to listen to this new song which went up to international stages. The hit single went ahead to appear on the top twenty lists of most music lists around the world. Emerging on the top twenty list of much top music in different parts of the world is a clear indication that the song had captured the imagination of many listeners.

Besides producing new music genre that has not been there in the industry for a more extended period, the Chainsmokers are talented individuals who are not only musicians but also DJs. The fact that they are DJs has given them a cutting edge in the competitive music industry. They usually use their DJ styles and creativity to make their music beats rather than use the typical electronic music beats that other musicians use. Both Alex and Taggart make different hits for their music, which makes their song to stand out.

In a recent report that contained the top celebrity earners in the country, the Chainsmokers appeared in number 59 with an annual income of more than $45 million. This is a clear illustration of how the group has been able to scale the heights to become one of the leading music group in the country despite being in the industry for less than a decade.


Hyland’s is back with a better teething tablet

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Hyland’s Homeopathic was founded in 1903 in Los Angeles in order to provide more natural approaches to pain and wellness management. They have been a leading company in homeopathic remedies for over a hundred years and trusted by generations of mothers. After a recall of the teething tablets, Hyland’s has addressed the issues and come back with a better oral teething tablet solution for baby. This is a company dedicated to making sure that they sell only the best products for you and your whole family.


Hyland’s Homeopathic Baby oral pain relief tablets provide comfort for all of baby’s oral pains. They dissolve instantly in your baby’s mouth and provide instant temporary relief with all natural ingredients. The safe and gentle formula of the all new tablets include no fake flavors or dyes and are completely free of parabens.


Hyland’s makes sure to use the highest quality of ingredients in each and every one of the products they put out on the market, and that level of quality control is present and noticeable in the all new teething tablets. The fantastic ingredients coupled with the high standards this family-owned company holds themselves and their products sets them apart from other companies.


With the rich history, starting with humble beginnings that Hyland’s has you can rest assured that trusting them with your own health as well as your babies is the best choice for your family. Not only are their products safe and natural, but they are also effective and fast acting.

The Legalities of Todd Levine

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A founding partner of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, Todd Levine has much experience representing real estate brokers, property managers, buyers and sellers, investors, and contractors in complex legal matters. He has also had much experience working with clients in the sports and entertainment industry. Levine first entered the legal industry by earning a B.A. in Finance from the University in 1988 followed by a law degree from the Florida Levin College of Law in 1991. Upon graduation, he found instant success in the legal world.

There were some things that helped him succeed in the legal industry that he did not have to learn during his college years. These were things that had come naturally to this attorney. One of the greatest of these natural gifts was his innate ability to simplify complex situations. This was his thing. In fact, Todd Levine made a big name for himself as a lawyer who could simplify even the most complex cases. He has found this to be the best way of succeeding in any case. Today his only regret is that he didn’t use this innate gift sooner.

Some things he had to learn through attorney experience. For instance, at the beginning of his career, he had trouble addressing unexpected situations. He has since learned to meet these kinds of unexpected things that crop up. This is something that has definitely helped him as a complex commercial litigator which Todd Levine says is different every single day. He has also learned through experience to utilize his time to maximum potential. This means he uses every bit of time like in traveling and waiting in lines to do work on his laptop or make calls. He has also found making a daily to-do list a maximizer of attorney time. All of this helps him be prepared to meet any challenge.

A Look At The Partnership Between OSI Group And McDonald’s

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OSI Group is an Aurora, Illinois-based supplier of processed food including chicken, pork, beef, and vegetables. Their customers include multinational food chains and they make store brands of food for major grocery chains. They started out as butcher shop with an attached retail store in 1909. They moved into wholesaling food in the 1920s and in the 1950s they started supplying restaurants.

The fast-food chain McDonald’s is their biggest customer. OSI Group was founded by Otto Kolchowsky. His sons Arthur and Henry, were good friends with local businessman Ray Kroc. Ray Krock famously opened the first McDonald’s location in Des Plaines, Illinois. At that point in time, he was a franchise agent for two brothers, Richard and Maurice McDonald. McDonald’s was based on their family restaurant.

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When Ray Kroc was getting ready to open his restaurant he went into a handshake agreement with Arthur and Harry Kolchoswky. OSI Group McDonalds relationship would involve supply his restaurant with fresh beef. Ray Kroc opened more McDonald’s locations in Illinois and OSI Group was right alongside him. He eventually acquired McDonald’s and became its chief executive officer.

OSI Group McDonalds relationship eventually evolved providing fresh ground beef to McDonald’s locations regionally. A key at McDonald’s was offering a very consistent product to their customers. OSI Group needed to make sure their production methods were very consistent and affordable. They also needed to make sure they could deliver the beef to farther and farther locations.

There was a breakthrough in the food industry in the 1960s. Someone invented flash freezing which uses liquid nitrogen to near instantly freeze beef. This led to OSI Group McDonalds relation getting stronger because they were able to deliver farther and farther distances at a reduced cost. McDonald’s at that point had hundreds of beef supplier across the United States.

In order to reduce costs and simplify their supply chain McDonald’s reduced the number of beef suppliers to just four due to flash freezing. They chose OSI Group as one of the companies and the rest is basically history. OSI Group McDonalds relationship now involve restaurants all around the world including across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Search more about OSI Group McDonalds: https://www.inc.com/profile/osi-group

Robert Ivy And The Many Benefits Of The Professional Society.

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Robert Ivy has spent decades working in order to establish himself as one of the most prominent voices in the world of architecture. From his work as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record to his receiving the Crain Award in 2009, Ivy has done just about all that there is to do in the field. Now, Robert Ivy is looking to pave the way for future architects by working as the CEO of the American Institute of Architects. As the CEO and leader of the AIA, Ivy is in a special position where he can use his professional society in order to do plenty of good for the field of architecture.

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The typical career path for most professional environments includes school, internships and job placement. However, this isn’t quite the case for architects. Architecture is a specialized field that is small and relatively hard to break into. Architects everywhere are always looking for a leg up in order to make it in their industry in their specific part of the world. In order to succeed in this field, Robert Ivy believes that joining a professional society can go a long way. With that being said, what is the role of a professional society and how can it impact the career of a burgeoning architect?

According to Robert Ivy, professional societies seek to impart the same kind of benefits as a traditional trade association. One of the most high-profile benefits is that professional societies like the AIA can serve as powerful political lobbying groups. Powerful is a subjective term, of course, because there is no big lobbying industry for architects so they have to take care of the work on their own. Ivy calls the AIA an ‘advocacy organization’ and his goal with the society is to make that a reality.

As well as being a great place to share career goals and enact legislative change, professional societies like the AIA work as wonderful resume decorations. Credentials from professional societies fit nicely on a resume and membership with the AIA will go a long way toward getting positive attention when applying for jobs.

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Alastair Borthwick Career As an Author and Broadcaster

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Alastair Borthwick built an impressive career as an author and broadcaster. His work has stood the test of time lasting more than a century. He used experience like living in a working class environment and serving in World War II to help shape his many works of art.

Alastair Borthwick was born in February of 1913 in Rutherglen, Scotland. He spent most of his live in a town called Glasgow where he attended Glasgow High School. Soon after High School he worked for the town’s newspaper- the Glasgow Weekly Herald. During this Borthwick discovered activities like rock climbing and hill walking. As a result, many of his future articles were about working class people from the town who were participating in these activities.

Borthwick would soon take a huge career leap a few years later. His next job was with the Daily Mirror in Fleet Street. Despite the career move, Borthwick was not a fan of the London lifestyle and soon returned back to Glasgow. In an article from the Times, it says that as soon after his return, Borthwick’s collection of pieces called “Always a Little Further”, was published by Fabers. The work was published after T.S. Elliot made a plea to the publisher. The book was very successful and remains one of the best books ever written about outdoor activity in Scotland.

Alastair served as an Intelligence Officer for the 5th Battalion, during World War II. During this time he had an opportunity to see the impact of the war on a number of countries which include North Africa, Italy, Belgium and Germany. Borthwick’s experience during the war lead to his second book called Sans Peur. The book was also hugely successful being in print as recently as 1994.

After the war, Alastair Borthwick moved to Jura and began focusing on his broadcasting career. During his time in television, Borthwick produced more than one hundred and fifty 30 minute programs on various topics. Borthwick moved a few other times before settling in Ayrshire, until his death in 2003.

More details here: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Among-Scots-Alastair-Borthwick/dp/B000MU14SK