Betsy DeVos Brings Conservative Edge to Washington D.C.

When President Donald Trump took office at the end of an incredibly tough, and likely controversial campaign, he was finally in a position to act on his campaign promises. Chief among President Trump’s campaign promises was his decision to drain the swamp and fill his administration with outsiders who were willing to fight for his agenda, which was fundamentally different than the establishment. In order to make this happen, President Trump had to turn to political outsiders in order to staff some key positions. From Ben Carson to Betsy DeVos, President Trump sought to bring in qualified change. DeVos, as it turns out, will likely be one of Trump’s most fascinating selections. Betsy DeVos was tabbed to take over as the Secretary of Education and she did so, albeit narrowly being confirmed by way of the Senate. Now, DeVos is in a position to actually render out change. Let’s see a little more about her in order to learn of the direction that she will be taking the Department of Education.

 

Betsy DeVos comes into Washington D.C. as a complete political novice to the federal government and that is exactly what President Trump was looking for. Despite being fresh to the federal government, DeVos is someone who has spent her entire life trying to engineer change regarding the things that she feels most powerfully about. Betsy DeVos is a reformer, a devout Christian, and an adherent to the philosophy of school choice — a concept made popular nearly fifty years ago by the writing of Milton Friedman. As a school choice activist, also known as the school voucher system, DeVos has worked tirelessly to try and change the education system. Through her work, DeVos has helped to bring school choice, privately funded institutes, to 17 different states that will reach almost a quarter of a million students.

 

Born and raised on the Western edge of Michigan, Betsy DeVos would end up attending Calvin College. At Calvin College, DeVos would sharpen her mind and become something of a political maven, albeit in her own way. While DeVos has never run for office of her own, she got a taste of it when her husband, Dick DeVos, ran for Governor of Michigan. Now firmly on Team Trump, Betsy DeVos will be given a long leash with which to work as she seeks to implement some of her conservative and faith-based positions.

 

Still, if President Trump thinks that Betsy DeVos will be a puppet for his agenda, well, he would be wrong. Betsy DeVos is fervent in her belief in the school choice system and she is generally conservative in most of her positions. With that being said, Betsy DeVos is no dog to be paraded around. Betsy DeVos grew a reputation as a political bulldog and a true fighter within the arena and she’ll even go up against her party if her faith leads her in that direction. Now, we wait and see how effective DeVos will be in her pursuit of education overhaul. Learn more:  http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2017/06/ex-british_pm_david_cameron_pr.html

OSI Group President David McDonald: Helping The Company Expand Globally

David McDonald has worked for the OSI Group, a major international food processing company, for more than 30 years. Currently the company’s president and COO, the Iowa State University graduate has played a major role in the company’s growth and helped to put its award-winning environmental sustainability policies in place. McDonald, who has a BS in animal science, was raised on an Iowa farm. That background has made him a valuable addition to the OSI Group staff. Since joining the company in 1987, he has received several promotions culminating in him being named company president.

McDonald is married and has 6 children. The Iowa native and his family currently live in Warrenville, Illinois. The headquarters of the OSI Group is in Aurora, Illinois. David McDonald is a staunch supporter of the activities taking place on the Iowa State University campus. He is involved in the school’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, funded scholarships for Alpha Gamma Rho, his college fraternity, and arranged for ISU students to visit the OSI Group facilities in China. In 2004, the Alumni Association of Iowa State University gave David McDonald their Young Alumni Award.

Several organizations have given David McDonald leadership positions because of his vast experience in international business and the food processing industry. He heads the North American Meat Institute board of directors, is a Marfrig Global Foods independent director and was director of OSI International Foods which is located in Australia. Since McDonald has been with the OSI Group, the company has expanded a great deal internationally. They now have more than 70 processing facilities and a significant presence in China, India and Europe. The company recently acquired Flagship Europe and the Dutch food services company Baho Foods.

McDonald recently explained that even though the OSI Group is a global company, a major reason for their success internationally is that they have local management teams. Those teams understand the local culture in the places they do business and pay close attention to the dietary preferences of the local population. This enables the OSI Group to think globally, use their size to make sure their facilities are efficient, while acting locally when it comes to creating solutions to and addressing the challenges they face in each local market.

Now the largest poultry processor in China, David McDonald says the OSI Group has focused on China because the country is the world’s largest growing consumer market.

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How Securus Technologies Helped Us to Catch a Fugitive

I work in law enforcement and have been called in many times when local authorities have trouble catching a fugitive. This year was no different, except the fugitive in question took it personally and would go on the offensive to bait me into meeting him one on one. There was no chance of me giving him the satisfaction, but he was the most challenging of criminals I ever had to confront.

 

Even when we would have a lead on his location, he would be close to the woods and simply disappear into the night. Even with dogs and helicopters, we were unable to locate him and bring him to justice. As the months passed, my frustration grew and so did the pressure from my superiors to get this guy off the streets. It was around this time that I decided I need to get more help.

 

One of my close friends in an agency across the country had been working with Securus Technologies to help tighten up their communications at his jail. He informed me that the company had training available and some of the software may come in handy in my case in particular. The reason being is that this criminal was always close to his mother, and we believed they were talking in coded messages all the time right under out noses.

 

So when the team came by and trained me on the technology, I immediately took a new approach in going after my fugitive. One day, the covert alert feature notified me that I had to get my team in position. Knowing where he was and the location of the nearby woods, we were able to position a team at the perimeter and catch him before he could even reach the treeline. This technology was instrumental in bringing a fugitive to justice.

 

Dr. Clay Siegall Shares His Passion For Sports

After his passion for curing people of cancer the chief executive officer of Seattle Genetics, Dr. Clay Siegall, has a passion for sports, football in particular. He writes about it often on his official blog. One recent story he wrote about was that The New York Jets appear to be very interested in the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. They met with him before he played in the Senior Bowl and it’s entirely possible they’ll sign him in the draft if he is still available.

He also wrote about Quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles. He had been the teams starting quarterback but he tore his left LCL and his ACL ending his season. His backup, though, has played well enough that his team will be in the Super Bowl. He says in Dr. Clay Siegall’s article that it’s tough not being out on the field but he’s still trying to do his best to help the current quarterback succeed so that his team can hopefully beat the New England Patriots.

When Dr. Clay Siegall opened the doors of Seattle Genetics it was a very different world when it came to cancer treatment. Back then doctors used a lot of chemotherapy to treat cancer which kills cells that are cancerous and normal indiscriminately. The only hope with this is that they kill the cancerous cells without also killing the patient. His focus is on using antibody-drug conjugates to create targeted drug therapies that only kill cancerous cells. This is not only a lot more effective but they don’t also kill the patient.

Dr. Clay Siegall has been an executive in the biotechnology industry for many years. He also used to research and development for cancer drugs. His research led to him obtaining 15 patents and he has published more than 70 papers on cancer. Through strategic partnerships he has signed with other major players in the industry his firm now has over 20 cancer drugs in clinical development. In 2011 his company launched one called Adcetris though a partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. It is now curing people of lymphoma in 70 nations around the world.

Business Leader Greg Secker Helps Thousands Of Typhoon Victims

Typhoons can be one of the most destructive forces on the planet. And with the destruction comes the humanitarian crisis that follows afterward. Recently, one businessman and entrepreneur has helped typhoon victims in the Philippines get back on their feet. That businessman, Greg Secker, has opened up his heart and his wallet to positively impact thousands of people.

The villages of Iloilo, Capinahan, and Lemery saw the widespread destruction from the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Many people saw their homes destroyed and the infrastructure of the area was almost beyond repair for many of the local officials. Businessman Greg Secker was joined by hometown hero and Phillipino boxing champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. to help the typhoon victims. The result was a massive construction project of 100 homes in the village of Lemery to help shelter the victims.

The project is a brainchild of Mr. Secker which he calls, “Build A House, Build A Home.” The project seeks to build as many houses as possible. However, the goal is to not simply shelter the victims but to give them a sense of dignity by making the shelter feel more like a home.

Greg Secker is a 42-year old businessman and entrepreneur who first made his fortune in his 20s. For over two decades, Mr. Secker has been innovating the world of business, finance as well as tech. Among the top accomplishments of Mr. Secker includes the creation of the top trading companies in Europe as well as one of the top trading coaching companies in Europe. Among the companies owned by Mr. Secker include Capital Index, Learn to Trade, and SmartCharts Software.

In addition to his work in business, tech, and finance, Greg Secker is also active in humanitarian and social support programs. Among the philanthropic projects supported by Mr. Secker include the Knowledge of Action Foundation, Tradeathon as well as the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Mr. Secker is also active in the South African Success Summit which helps people identify and achieve their business and life aspirations.

OSI Group Food Production Company expanding its business operations under CEO Sheldon Lavi

When we go to food stores and buy food rarely do we ask ourselves that like source of some of these foodstuffs. We just buy without a question hitting our mind. The food we buy is normally processed by food production plants in the United States. OSI Group led the world in food production. It is the largest company all over the world. The food prosecution company have a global coverage. There are over 65 plants in different countries that all deal with the supply of foods. The food processing company has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. It was started about a hundred years ago and have ever since been growing at a very fast rate. The company we see has grown from a very small meat shop. It was started by a man known as Otto. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award
Formerly OSI Group was known as Otto &Sons. He used to run the company besides his two sons. The company which has been around for more than a hundred years made its first breakthrough in the industry in 1955. It was hired by McDonald’s as the company that would supply hamburgers. With the growth of McDonald’s, demand for products their products went up. OSI Group had to look for alternative means of supplying the products. The management came up with the ideas of setting up a special plant that would specifically deal with the supply of foods to McDonald’s.

Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

Sheldon Lavin joined this group when it was under the management of the two sons of Otto. He joined as an equal partner. He brought in a new fresh air in the management of the company. They worked together in the management of the firm until it became of one the largest in the world. However, credit goes to Sheldon Lavin who is the CEO of the group he has stuck with the group since the 1970s till, now. He has managed to lead the company on a journey of transformation like never seen before. He has been implementing an approach of acquisition as a methodology of succeeding in business. The group has been able to set up businesses in many countries across the world through acquisitions. It has also partnered with other companies to create a formidable force in countries such as England.

Sheldon Lavin has managed to take the company through immense development. He is ready to take the company to many more countries. Sheldon Lavin entrepreneurial skills have benefited the company a lot. Sheldon Lavin Continues Global Expansion of OSI Group With Commitment To Green Innovations

End Citizens United looking to unseat California congress members

The political action committee End Citizens United has spent millions attempting to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case. It’s now saying they plan to send millions in 2018 to elect Democrats who will pass campaign finance reform. The political action committee are targeting twenty lawmakers who favor Citizens United. Among those targeted include four California representatives: Rep. Mimi Walters, Rep. Dan Rohrabacher, Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Duncan Hunter. The PAC has determined them to be vulnerable in the upcoming election.

End Citizens United Executive Director Tiffany Muller said that California has some of the best examples of why Citizens United should be reversed. Tiffany Muller showed that Rep. Duncan Hunter is being investigated for alleged misuse of campaign funds and Rep. Issa has received contributions from telecom companies.

End Citizens United was established in 2015 and spent nearly $25.5 million in the 2016. Muller is going after independent voters because they are believed to be concerned about money in politics above everything else. According to Federal Election Commission reports revealed that the political action committee has raised $11.5 million since October. Mueller has not said how the money will be spent.

The Citizens United decision deregulated limits on group spending for or against specific candidates. The goal of the political action committee is focused on electing “campaign-finance reform champions.” The organization has endorsed several Democratic candidates including Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren and Jon Ossoff and Zephyr Teachout. Nearly 100,000 people have contributed to End Citizens United PAC during the first quarter of 2017. 40,000 of those people were giving for the very first time.

According to Tiffany Mueller, the average contribution in 2017 was $12. During the Georgia special election, the political action committee, urged its donors to give $500,000 to the campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff. End Citizens United works to achieve their goals by several different ways during the election year and prior and they include building up a grassroots movement and bringing up the issue of money in politics. The political action committee is expected to raise $35 million by the midterm elections.

The three key leaders of the political action committee are experienced when it comes to political work. End Citizens United continues to raise the issue of campaign finance reform across the country. The End Citizens United is set to do all that it takes in the upcoming midterm 2018 elections.

End Citizens United’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EndCitizensUnitedPAC

Upcoming Events Featuring Dr. Rod Rohrich at Several Medical Symposia

There is an exciting series of medical symposia coming starting this February. Dr. Rod Rohrich will be a featured speaker at these events. He is an established plastic surgeon with special interests in rhinoplasty procedures and more. Dr. Rohrich has many degrees and awards for his longstanding experience as a stellar plastic surgeon and medical educator. He is due to speak on several of his recent works regarding various plastic surgeries, new technologies in the cosmetic field and more. His lectures are always well attended, and he has spoken at many famed conferences in many areas.

This symposium will include cadavers for medical students and plastic surgeons to practice the techniques on advanced rhinoplasty procedures that Dr. Rohrich is well known for. There will also be live surgeries performed throughout. It should be a very informative and exciting time spent with respected experts that will speak on new advances in plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Rod Rohrich is a well sought out specialist that loves to share his knowledge with others. He has performed countless plastic surgeries that include facelifts, breast augmentations, tummy tucks, augmented buttock lifts, lower lid blepharoplasties, body contouring techniques and more. He will be speaking on some of these procedures that he has perfected. Many will want to hear and see his practical rhinoplasty solutions.

Dr. Rohrich is well known among the medical community. He enjoys lecturing, and he is a believer in giving back to those less fortunate. Many respect this doctor for his extensive training, innovative new surgical techniques, expert lecture ability and as a good human being. Everyone has something good to say about this revered surgeon and educator. There will be intriguing videos as well. These events should not be missed. Dr. Rohrich has been granted many distinguished awards and titles.

Greg Secker, Great Businessman

Greg Secker is a young businessman. He was born February 18 in 1975. Greg is very diverse he has experience in the United States and in the United Kingdom as well. Greg Secker has made a career from everything he has leaned in his career of finances. Greg has wrote several books throughout the years. He has also opened and owned several of his own companies through the years as well. Some of Greg’s companies include, The Greg Secker Foundation, Learn To Trade, Capital Index and many other companies as well. Greg has taken his success and is now teaching other people how to be successful.

Greg grew up in the United Kingdom. He is very educated. Greg Studied at the University of Nottingham in 1997. While he was attending University of Nottingham he chose to study Agricultural and Food Sciences. Greg soon realized that he passion revolved around the field of trading. He has developed the system for foreign exchanges. Secker became very good at being a trader. He eventually became to Vice President for the company Mellon Financial Corporation. He enjoyed his role here, but Secker soon realized that he would enjoy being his own boss even more.

Once Greg left Mellon Financial Corporation he began to work for himself. He started working out of his living as a full time trader. He did very well working from the comfort of his living room. Greg eventually decided that he was going to start mentoring people. This came naturally since many people who was interested in trading looked to Greg as an idol anyway since he had accomplished so much in the field of trading before he was even thirty.

After Greg spent some time mentoring people, he eventually opened up his own official company. The name of the company was named the Greg Secker foundation. The goal of the company is to improve the overall quality of people’s education and life. As of today, the company is during extremely well. The Greg Secker Foundation even won a few awards because of how great they are. Secker has changed lives!