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.
Betsy DeVos knows what it means to fight against insurmountable odds. She has been doing so for most of her life. As the new secretary of education for the U.S., she is now working to build bridges between two polar opposite political parties who don’t like to give any ground, at all. DeVos recently found herself in the middle of a controversy, of sorts, when president Trump made a move to rescind a federal policy that had previously allowed transgender students to use any school bathroom they wanted to based on their chosen gender identity.
Before president Trump made the announcement, Betsy DeVos spoke with a representative of gay and transgender workers from the Department of Education to let them know there was a change coming soon. DeVos, reportedly, didn’t agree with the president’s decision but didn’t appear to be troubled when it was announced to the public. Some people were a bit troubled by this, but those who have worked with DeVos know that she plays her cards close to her chest.
In Michigan, more than one politician or lawmaker has found out the hard way that Betsy DeVos doesn’t back down when she believes in a cause. She previously served as chairwoman for the Michigan Republican Party for six years and has also fought to pass legislation that has greatly improved the school system in the state. Mike Cox, who has served as a state attorney general in the past, went on record to say that DeVos is not the kind of woman to be trifled with. He also commented on her uncompromising nature when it comes to achieving her goals.
Betsy DeVos was born in Holland, Michigan, and she studied at a private Christian high school while there. She continued her education as an adult at Calvin College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics. During her time at the college, she became enamored by politics, and after she graduated she dedicated her life to the educational choice movement.
Thanks to the hard work of Betsy DeVos, the movement has really taken off in recent years. Her efforts have led to the passing of important legislation in more than one U.S. state, and she has been able to convince some Democrats to jump on board, too. The problem, as it stands, is that educational choice has largely been a conservative cause, but she has been able to cross political aisles in order to bring people from different backgrounds with different belief systems together. In Florida, educational choice has really taken off as there are now thousands of economically challenged students who are able to attend a private or charter school. As time moves on, DeVos continues to work hard for the people of the United States.
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Expert investor and economist Ted Bauman is pretty high on the stock of Paypal. calling it an investor’s best friend. He told the subscribers of his financial newsletters that many small businesses around the world now accept payments through PayPal or Stripe and he sees the trend continuing. Cash is no longer king because most people don’t want to deal with it. Many people have gone months if not years not buying anything using cash.
If people do use cash it’s just for small purchases in most cases. People pay for most things using debit or credit cards or an app on their smartphone. They will also set up things to be auto-payed from their checking account. Ted Bauman sees a lot of investment opportunities as people continue to abandon cash in the increasingly digital world.
As the use of cash declines, the $100 bill is becoming the most popular currency in the United States. This bill isn’t generally being used for spending, however, People are using $100 bills to save them. Ted Bauman says that there are better options for saving money than stashing it away at home in a bank account, something he has addressed in his newsletters before.
Ted Bauman worked in the South Africa nonprofit sector for more than 20 years. He was also a consultant who offered his knowledge regarding financial issues and housing. He has worked with entities such as the South Africa government, the United Nations, and the European Parliament. He once worked for Habitat for Humanity before deciding to offer his investment advice to DIY investors.
He says that traditional credit card companies like Visa and Mastercard aren’t good investment options. They are going to see their territory invaded by newer cashless payment platforms. Ted Bauman says Apple Pay and Google Wallet are both good options but there are better opportunities to be had.
He thinks PayPay is the best stock to buy. They offer a lot of benefits and are giants in the industry. He says that PayPal has managed to adapt and grow over time showing savvy management and the ability to engage with their users.
Food safety is paramount for the McDonalds Corporation because they serve billions of customers who come for the great taste of burgers and chicken nuggets, and their health and safety means everything. It’s an OSI Group McDonalds partnership that’s responsible for the processing of these meats and keeping them as preserved as possible when they reach the restaurants. One of their largest food plants is in Germany where high volumes of meat are brought in and ready to undergo the slicing and dicing phase followed by hard freezing to keep them at peak quality. But even more importantly is what OSI Group does with sanitary practices that require thorough hand washing and wearing protective gear, keeping all loose items out of the food processing area and making sure metal detectors minimize the likelihood of foreign objects getting in the meat.
It wasn’t long ago that the British Safety Council awarded OSI Group the Globe of Honour for following strict safety guidelines. The OSI Group McDonalds partnership has lasted for over 60 years starting when OSI Group was a locally-owned meat market known as Otto & Sons. Otto & Sons was started by Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 and had become well-known in Chicago. McDonalds owner Ray Kroc decided they were the perfect fit for supplying hamburger meat to his new restaurant chain, and Otto & Sons welcomed the opportunity to grow their company into something big. The OSI Group McDonalds partnership was helped by the arrival of Sheldon Lavin who helped Otto & Sons get a bank loan to open their first high output processing plant in Geneva, IL, and then in 1978 the plant in Germany was opened.
The OSI Group McDonalds partnership has seen thousands of restaurants and over 60 processing plants opened up in over 60 countries. Meat products are their primary food specialties, though OSI Group has recently included more baked goods and produce in their portfolio. Both companies have realized environmental awareness is a growing concern around the world and have hired executives to engage in sustainable practices and initiatives. Both companies also have been deeply invested in philanthropy through the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a charitable organization.
Going swimming during winter might not rank at the top of great ideas, but with (KNR) Kisling Nestico & Redick, the case is different. KNR is one of the leading law firms that offers injury law representation to clients in the state of Ohio, and it will be preparing for the 16th edition of the Portage Lakes Bear Jump, an event that has been taking place annually.
The legal practitioners, their support, and the entire KNR team will be transforming themselves into polar bears so that they can take part in the Portage Lakes Bear Jump, an event that will see participants take a plunge into the icy cold and chilly lake. Kisling, Nestico & Redick plans to raise a minimum of $25,000 during the 16th edition of the charity event. The funds KNR will be raising this year will go to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
Like the years before, the KNR team are inviting both individuals and teams to come out and show them support. The KNR team is also throwing a friendly challenge to other event participants to try bumping them off the event’s leaderboard. Last year, Kisling, Nestico & Redick raised a record $26,000; this was the most raised by any participating team during last year’s edition of the charity event. The Portage Lakes Bear Jump is an event that continues to take place since its inception in 2004. During this time, the event had only 70 participants, something that contradicts the event’s attendance over the past few years, with last year attracting more than 800 participants.
The founders of the Portage Lakes Bear Jump are Kelly, Jeff, Heather Pariso, and Debbie Fulkman, individuals who also happen to the Portage Lakes Bear Club founding members. These individuals came up with the club and the event as fun ways to raise funds for their charitable cause.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick continue to be one of the sponsors of the Portage Lakes Bear Jump. KNR is also a proud supporter of other charitable causes, and they have been able to raise more than $109,000 to support various local organizations. KNR has more than a decade of experience in the legal space, and the firm currently has 37 experienced lawyers and more than 130 support staff.
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Organo Gold is well known because of producing the tastiest and healthiest coffees in the world. Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. This means that if the product is high in demand so selling, it is easy. One of the tricks used in marketing is ensuring the products are superior, and they will sell themselves, and they offer precisely what they promise.
Organo Gold is a company that offers its services through affiliate marketing. It means that the associates in the company are well equipped and trained to host parties and seminars. Through the workshops and parties they use them so that to get recruits. Those interested in working in the company to develop the network. A strategy that they hope more business can use to grow the business line. The associates receive the benefits, commission, and incentives for every sale.
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The coffee produced by Organo Gold is the best in the market. The other thing that the tea offer is health benefits and nutritional value. They have produced the tea, then included Ganoderma Mushroom and red reishi mushroom. They are of benefit to the human body in helping with digestion, body metabolism, skin health, weight loss, and many other things. Organo Gold makes use of the Asian herb to ensure that they offer their customers with tea that’s more beneficial. They make use of affiliate marketing and direct selling to ensure that their goods have reached their customers. Organo Gold care about the products that the clients consume.
Dr. Dov Rand manages Healthy Aging Medical Centers, a facility that specializes in an array of customized medical therapies that reinstate patients’ health and vitality. The facility specializes in weight loss assistance, shockwave therapy, fitness plans, cosmetic surgery, and genetic testing.
Who is Dr. Rand? Dr. Dov Rand is a trained physical medicine specialist. He completed his medical studies from Howard University, and he finalized his residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Outside physical medicine, Dr. Dov Rand spends his time working out, reading insightful medical books, helping patients maintain optimal health, as well as helping innovators who are looking to develop new treatment options.
What makes Dr. Dov Rand different from other specialists?
Unlike other health specialists, Dr. Rand uses peer-reviewed, modern medical solutions to manage his patients’ conditions. His facility gives zero tolerance to treatment options that cannot be supported by authoritative medical journals.
Besides using peer-reviewed treatment options, Dr. Dov Rand leads his patients by example. He takes healthy nutritious meals, and he spends his spare time working out. He practices yoga and martial arts. Dr. Dov Rand delights in reading and writing scientific articles as a way to keep mentally fit.
Why did he start Healthy Aging Medical Centers?
According to interview.net, Dr. Dov Rand started Healthy Aging Medical Center as an extension of his appetite for helping people enjoy optimal health. His healthcare facility uses a combination of physical fitness programs, nutritional plans, and new medical interventions to reduce healthcare cost, as well as improve the efficacy of treatment options.
Rand’s Healthy Aging Medical Center works with a licensed team of medical practitioners who manage an array of age-related health conditions. Besides the professional squad, Rand’s healthcare facility uses patient-centered treatment plans to treat its patients. Health Aging Medical Centers serve millions of customers in the US.
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JHSF Participacoes is a holding company in the real estate sector. Established in 1972 by Fabio Auriemo, this organization specialize in handling income assets such as hotels, airports, malls, and real estate projects. This business has operations mainly in Uruguay, Brazil, and the United States.
JHSF Participacoes’ accomplishments
Since its establishment, JHSF Participacoes has made significant milestones in the countries it runs its operations. The company is responsible for the development of some of the most significant structures in New York City. Uruguay has also benefited from this organization as it has been the driving force behind the launch of Las Piedras, a prominent residential condominium.
JHSF Participacoes boasts of accumulating assets worth R$ 4.5 billion as well as an annual income of about R$ 249.9 million. Given how fast the company has been growing, its employees continue to increase in number. By 2016, they had a pool of workforce of about 500 people. JHSF Participacoes trades publicly as BM&F Bovespa. It remains to excel under the leadership of Thiago Alonso Oliveira.
About Jose Auriemo Neto
Jose Auriemo Neto is a graduate of Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado where he studied engineering. He later pursued business administration at FASE. Since the initial days of his career, he has had an interest in matters of real estate. This passion has promoted him to work for one of the most sought after companies in Brazil. All through his career, he has demonstrated success when it comes to developing luxury properties. In the list of people who continue to rise above ranks in their area of specialty, this executive tops the charts.
Currently, Jose Auriemo Neto is the chief executive officer of JHSF Participacoes. He has been working with this organization since 1993 but ascended to this supervisory role in 2003. He has contributed to the company’s most significant projects like Parkbem. Jose Auriemo Neto has served on the board of directors of the company since 2009. In 1998, he was acknowledged for creating Shopping Santa Cruz, one of the largest malls in the country. He has also worked for YPO as a critical executive person. He has also established a business Cidade Jardim which is operational until today.
Davis McDonald is the president of OSI Food Solutions investment company. He has been the president since the year one thousand nine hundred and eighty-seven. To enhance job availability, he mostly resides in the Midwestern side of united states. His hometown town is in Illionois united states of America Chicago. Apart from him being the president of OSI Food Solutions, he also serves the role of chief operating officer in the company. Before he was elected to head the above seats, he was before the project manager in the company. Davis McDonald attended Lowa state university where he graduated from with a bachelor’s degree in animal science back in the year one thousand nine hundred and eighty-seven.
Among the many roles he plays in different companies, he also works as the chairman in north American meat institute. Additionally, he has been the director of Marfrig global foods which is a food processing company that operates worlds wide. It’s after marfrig company acquired OSI Food Solutions of Europe and Brazil branches in the year two thousand and eight that Davis McDonald joined the board of directors in OSI Food Solutions. Similarly, he works at OSI international foods pty limited in Australia as the director.
David McDonald currently holds one job, that of being the chief executive officer and president of OSI Food Solutions. He then holds roles as advisor and board member in several other companies. David McDonald has also been crowned with several awards the first one being the Wallace E Barron which recognized him as an outstanding personality who was highly disciplined and good in academics. He received this one while still in school. Apart from him holding great titles in the company he also works at lowa state where he addresses the community in matters regarding agricultural entrepreneurship initiatives.
Nevertheless . he financially supports Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship program. He has also shown a lot of support to students leaving university of ISU by providing internship programs in OSI . In the year two thousand and four he worn an award as the emerging philanthropist which was an award given by lowa university. Apart from Davis McDonald being a business man, entrepreneur, investor, advisor, sponsor, he is also a family man of one wife and six children where the two eldest children are in ISU university pursuing their degrees.
As one of the largest private companies in the US, OSI Food Solutions has supplied many organizations with a businesses partner that can provide them with the food they need to keep operating. With 20,000 employees now operating in 65 facilities in 17 countries, this business is just getting started.
Retailers and restaurant chains have enjoyed good prices on food supplies from all over the world that cut down on prep time while maintaining integrity and considerate pricing. It’s a vital component in keeping these smaller businesses operating. This was made possible after years of acquiring processing facilities, plants, farms and warehouses, focusing on North America, Europe, Australia, India and China.
The capacity for chicken processing has doubled at a site in Toledo, Spain. This one expansion project made it possible to process 24,000 tons of chicken and an additional 21,000 tons of chicken and beef, all being done by 140 employees. OSI Food Solutions can now offer new products, hire more workers, and service a bigger local demand for brand new products.
Environmental responsibility remains important the company as well. The expanded Toledo facility now consumes 20% less electricity. It’s also been certified to meet the requirements of the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, the Environmental Standard ISO, the Food Safety Standard, and the Social Responsibility Standard.
Dr. Kenneth Petersen, educated in public health and veterinary medicine, minds the safety concerns for the company. In his role as Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs, he’s spent the better part of four years making sure OSI Food Solutions goes above and beyond in meeting the regulatory commitments of each country where they operate. This comes after a long career in similar roles for IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group and the Food Safety and Inspection Service as the USDA.
OSI Food Solutions treats customers like business partners. Rather than provide a standard offering of food products, they work close with customers to develop a profile to meet their needs so they can function optimally as a business. Still, they remain abreast of developments in food processing to make sure they always have the right approach to serve a given market no matter where in the world that may be.
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Jingdong has teamed up with Intel in order to build a joint lab that will figure out how the Internet of Things can be used for smart retail solutions. This is the Digitized Retail Joint Lab and its first project is to build the next generation of vending machines, media and advertising solutions, and other innovations that can be used in physical retail locations, all based on Intel’s architecture.
Intel and Jingdong have teamed up for a number of years now, including developing technology for Jingdong’s JD.com. Scientists have been successful in merging Intel’s OpenVINO and RRI edge computing technology with that of JD.com’s computer vision algorithms. This merging has resulted in the ability to analyze how customer traffic moves through a store as well as consumers in-store purchasing habits. This technology is being used by retail store owners to offer a more convenient and customized experience while in their stores.
Vice President Zhi Weng of Jingdong said that the joint lab combines the strengths of both companies. They will be able to provide innovative solutions such as the precision of the online shopping experience to people who do retail offline. Vice President Wie Chen of Intel said that he and his team were thrilled to take their relationship with Jingdong to the next level.
JD.com is the most influential retailer in China. They have been the leading online retail brand for years and are now taking that experienced to the world of offline retailing. Other ways they are helping offline retailers includes checkout solutions, smart price tags, and smart shelving. They are committed to helping small retail owners modernize their operations and what they offer to consumers.
Jingdong was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Richard Liu. He started out with a brick and mortar location in Beijing and six years later moved his company’s retailing activity online at JD.com. JD.com went from selling electronics to selling products of huge variety such as luxury goods, jewelry, fresh food, clothing, cosmetics, housing goods, and more. They are the biggest retailer in China with over 300 million people buying products from them each year.
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