Washington D.C. Is A Tough Place, But Not As Tough As Betsy DeVos

Washington D.C. is a tough place, and it is even tougher on the politicians and lawmakers who choose to work there every day. Betsy DeVos is widely known in Michigan for her ability to fight for what she believes in and for her determination and grit. When she was called upon to serve as the Secretary of Education for the United States, she answered the call. During her confirmation hearings, she faced some of the toughest and nastiest opposition who were all highly critical of her views. Many people were surprised by how civil she was during the hearings, and many others were not. This is the way Mrs. DeVos has always been; gracious, civil, and respectful but also very formidable.

 

When president Trump decided to rescind a law that allowed transgender students to use a bathroom that aligned with their gender identity, Betsy DeVos quietly disagreed. She decided to meet with a transgender and gay employee representative from the Department of Education to let them know what was about to happen. In public, she never appeared to be distressed by what Trump did, and she also joined him when he made the announcement. This caused some people to believe that she would serve as a quiet team player who simply does what she is told. Those from her home state of Michigan already knew this wasn’t the case. People close to her also revealed that while she was a bit bothered by how she was treated during her confirmations, that she had already moved on and was ready to get to work.

 

Betsy DeVos has been battling it out with those who don’t agree with her points of view for many years. To some people, the confirmation hearings might have seemed a bit brutal, and it might have appeared that she was ready to give up. This was never the case and was evident in the way that she handled it all with grace and dignity. After being made to look ignorant by her opposition, she called up the two leaders of the largest teachers’ unions in the United States to meet with them. These leaders are Lily Eskelsen García and Randi Weingarten who both have opposing political views when compared to DeVos. While Garcia decided not to meet with DeVos, Weingarten did. Weingarten later commented that too many people underestimate Betsy DeVos and that they would be wise not to.

 

Betsy DeVos has now settled into her role as the Secretary of Education for the U.S.A., and she has already made a difference. Many politicians in Washington D.C. are now beginning to see that she was and is the right woman for the job. The nation is in need of strong but caring leaders, and she fits the bill in every way.

 

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OSI Industries grows its food production business

OSI Industries is a producer of processed foods. Since 2016, the company has been busy making purchases of other business and expanding the processing plants that it already owns in different parts of the world. The company has been focusing on both local and international expansion. To ensure that the local production activities were going on well, the company started with an acquisition in Chicago. They acquired a food plant that was previously owned by Tyson Foods. The plant is one of the largest in the world, and it is located in another plant that is owned by the company. The purchase of this new plant will give OSI more space to produce more products for their consumers in North America.

After the acquisition of the new plant in Chicago. OSI Industries moved to the international arena. The first initiative they took was the purchase of Baho Food in 2016. This company is based in Netherlands and deals with the production of snacks, meat and convenience foods. According to the COO of OSI David McDonald, the acquisition was made so that the company can focus on international growth in Europe. Europe is a lucrative market, and OSI is trying every means possible to become a dominant player in the industry.

The acquisition of Baho Foods will help OSI industries to spread its wings in Europe. Baho Foods has multiple affiliates in Netherlands and Germany, and therefore it is a vital acquisition for OSI. The other thing that happened with this acquisition is that OSI did not take over the management of Baho Foods. What they did is that they retained the management and focused on coming up with a strategy that will ensure that both companies benefit. OSI has always made sure that they work with people who understand the market better than they do. It is for such reasons that they find working with the already existing managers of Baho Foods as a plus in their efforts to conquer the European market.

Working with people who understand the market better means that the management of OSI Industries can make informed decisions based on the needs of the consumer. Using foreign managers in foreign lands would be faulty. The approach by OSI has seen the company gain new customers consistently because they can meet the needs of those customers. Serving customers with products that meet their taste and preferences is the main goal of OSI Industries.

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Introduction to Fortress Investment Group and Gareth Henry

In the past years, Fortress Investment Group has recorded consistent growth and has ventured into global markets. The positive performance is linked to the commitment and innovation of the team. The Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by Randal Nardone, Wes Edens, Pet Briger and Rob Kauffman. While Kaufman resigned from his position in 2012, it is worth noting that other co-principals are still involved in the day-to-day running of the organization. Gareth Henry is one of the financial analysts who have helped transform the Fortress Investment Group.

Gareth Henry acts as the managing director of the Fortress Investment Group. Through an evaluation of the prevailing economic trends, the group can guide the investors on low-risk strategies and other initiatives that can be used to accumulate wealth. The Fortress Investment Group was acquired by the Softbank Group Inc which is based in Japan. The move was propelled by the desire of the Japanese conglomerate to increase its financial services.

Despite the merger, the operations and ventures of the group remained independent. The founders also coordinate the operations. The decision to retain the financial management firm as an independent venture was prompted by the need to maintain the culture that had been developed over the years. The investors are driven by the need to help their clients attain financial success and freedom. Recently, the group has exhibited its interest in venturing into other countries such as Brazil which is seen as being unexploited. There are similar efforts to increase the level of operations in energy and real estate operations.

Brief Background on Gareth Henry

Gareth Henry is a skilled financial analyst who attended the University of Edinburgh. He studied actuarial mathematics and had over the years employed the skills as a guide to strategic planning. In the early years, Gareth worked for the Schroder which is a global investment firm. After some years, he migrated to the USA where he began working with the Fortress Investment Group. Gareth Henry holds the position of the managing director and monitors pension funds and wealth of the group. He has also been on the leading front in coming up with strategies to venture in overseas markets.

Marc Beer Supports Women’s Health through Series of Donations

The pelvic floor refers to a network of connected muscles, tissues, as well as ligaments that support the pelvic organs. Pelvic floor disorders refer to the dropping down of the urethra, rectum, or uterus often caused by the injury of ligaments or connective tissues. As such, affected women can feel pressure in the pelvis besides developing problems with bowel movements. When that occurs, a pelvic examination is usually conducted to determine the root of the problem. In other scenarios, pelvic exercises in addition to pessaries and surgeries can be administered.

 

 

Understanding the Pelvic Floor Disorders

 

Since many women fail to access pelvic treatment for their disorders because of the charged attached to it, different companies have come forward to support them in seeking treatment. One such company is Renovia Inc. The firm is committed to discovering as well as delivering first-range digital therapeutic in addition to diagnostic devices customized for women who have pelvic floor disorders announced the close of a donation of $42.3 million that included $32.3 million and $10 million from Series B equity. Proceeds from these donations will be utilized in supporting Renovia’s clinical trials and corporate development.

 

The Donations

 

Ascension Ventures chaired the Series B Project for financing. Other participants include Longwood Fund, Cormorant Asset Management, and Western Technology. Moreover, Marc Beer, the co-founder of Renovia was part of the program. He said that his organization was proud to be associated with the fundraiser since it would be channeled to the betterment of women’s reproductive health. He also added that the mix of capital ventures would help improve the chances of diagnosing and treating women affected by pelvic floor disorders. Besides, the partners are aligned with Renovia’s commercial vision.

 

 

Beer also said that by combining the firm’s innovative sensor technologies with innovative platforms of digital health, clients would be able to access valuable data regarding new treatment options thereby disseminating information on pelvic floor disorders. Besides, the funding recognizes the value of innovative digital treatment.

 

 

Marc Beer’s Profile

 

Marc Beer is the co-founder and CEO of Renovia. He has over 25 years of experience in commercializing biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics. He has since successfully sealed a series of funding programs made to cater to different patients in the healthcare sector. Moreover, he has worked at ViaCell as the CEO. This is a biotechnology company that majors in the collection as well as the preservation of umbilical cord stem cells. Learn more: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2013/01/23/aegerion-ceo-on-promise-of-biopharma.html

Gareth Henry Is Excited To Work With Terry Herubin And Matthew Brody

Gareth Henry is Fortress Investment Group’s Global Head of Investor Relations. He told AplhaQ that client service is crucial for successful global real estate investment management. Matthew Brody and Terri Herubin were hired to focus on real estate marketing and client service. Terri was Barings Real Estate’s Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. She will oversee the client service and be the real estate product specialist. Matthew was Walton Street Capital’s Principal and will be in charge of the real estate activities’ business development. Digital platforms are changing how client and fund managers interact. Gareth Henry believes Terri and Matt will help the firm improve the breadth, flexibility, and quality of service.

Terry was The Townsend Group’s Principal and Portfolio Manager. She was also New York State Teachers’ Retirement System’s Co-Portfolio Manager. Gareth Henry said Terri is respected in the real estate pension fund community for her portfolio management and client-facing roles. Her skillset will help the company keep up with the communication and reporting needs of clients. She will work with the business development team to help investors find real estate investment opportunities. The client services and marketing partnership is crucial for success.

Matthew Brody’s relationships and product knowledge will improve Angelo, Gordon’s marketing efforts. He worked at Walton Street Capital for 11 years. He previously worked for Ernst & Young as an Assurance and Advisory Business Services Associate. Brody and Herubin will work with Aliana Spungen, who has improved the firm’s client services and real estate marketing. He was confident the two would strengthen the firm’s capabilities.

Gareth Henry said Herubin would bring support for the marketing teams and portfolio management. Angelo, Gordon’s success has been based on its teamwork and talent. The firm has worked with clients who want to create co-investment platforms. Herubin said the firm has been recognized for putting clients first and she is excited to work with the team. Brody was ready to work with the firm because of its reputation and value-added approach.

William Saito on Emerging Technologies and Russia

William Saito, tech entrepreneur and founder of I/O Software (a company eventually acquired by Microsoft), has a long history of being ahead of the curve when it comes to emerging technologies. The Japanese-American grew up in Walnut Grove, California, in the 1970’s and 1980’s, close to the area that would become Silicon Valley, and as a child and teenager worked closely with then-new personal computers like the Apple II in the burgeoning digital age. As a college student, he started security company I/O Software out of his dorm room, and – especially after Japanese investors took an interest – the company became highly effective and trusted brand it is today.

 

William Saito’s Thoughts on Russian Technology

 

Historically, the contributions of Russia to science and technology have been enormous, from helping to complete the periodic table to pioneering the radio. However, today there are no global Russian tech brands on the level of companies such as Sony or Microsoft. William Saito believes that this is likely to change and that western investors are wise to look to Russia to see which emerging technologies and companies are going to be profitable going forward.

 

William Saito, Cyber-security Pioneer

 

William Saito’s interest in cyber-security dates back to his adolescence when he would break down software simply to see how it worked. He learned how software and systems could be made more secure and used his business skills to develop and market valuable protection for his clients. His background in digital security as well as being present during the early days of the personal computer revolution in Silicon Valley make him one of the most highly sought-after experts on cyber-security issues in the world today. Furthermore, growing up in a Japanese-American household and later traveling extensively between Asia and the United States give him useful cultural perspectives.

 

 

 
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Shervin Pishevar: Touches With Twitter

If you did not catch the Twitter rampage earlier this year from Shervin Pishevar, here is a breakdown of the events. The tweets covered everything from the American bond market, the future of some stocks, and Silicon Valley. It was a lengthy Twitter splurge, which covered a lot of territory.

First, there is a little background to know about Pishevar. He has made many good investment moves, such as Uber, Dollar Shave Club, and Slack, so that is why he can comment on finances and the economy.

For some good news, Shervin Pishevar sees a shining light with some of the space programs, such as SpaceX. He also commented on the inspiring work coming from Virgin Hyperloop. By the way, he is a partner in the Virgin Hyperloop company.

Now for the other facts and figures he threw out there. He tweeted on a prediction that the stock market will take a complete drop of 6,000 points. He compared it to a bear waking up from a long winter’s hibernation. He has a theory that the decline is being caused by interest rates that continue to climb. Coupling the increasing rates with tax freebies, he believes the market will not be sustainable, and the crash is inevitable.

Bonds have lost their glimmer. Government bonds use to have some influence and help stabilize the economy. Central banks purchased bonds as a mechanism to offset the stock market. Pishevar tweets about how this form of manipulation is antiquated. He said it has worn out its welcome because it was used too many times.

Next he tackled the world markets. In his words, the US has exported inflation. By his accounts, this action has been taking place for years. The state of the US finances is not walled off from the rest of the world’s economy. Pishevar appears to have little hope that the current political climate will stop the exportation because of the international trade that is being tested and disrupted.

Shervin Pishevar speaks of the Silicon Valley as if it is crumbling like the pyramids. The Valley use to be as shiney as the bond market, but it too has burned itself out. The talent that use to beat the door down to get in is now looking elsewhere.

Shervin Pishevar Twitter inferno lasted for several hours, and it seemed like nothing was left untouched. Spectators wonder if that will be the last full rampage we hear from Shervin Pishevar until next year.

http://www.businessinsider.sg/shervin-pishevar-strange-21-hour-tweet-storm-2018-2/

The Chainsmokers Talk About Their Latest Song Release

The Chainsmokers performed in the last week of July in both the Hollywood Palladium, partnering with Pepsi, and also at a venue in Atlantic City. At this latter concert, they unveiled their newest song, “Side Effects”. This song has an incredibly catchy beat to it that has been described as funky and disco-tinged. Following these concerts, The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, sat down for an interview with Billboard.

During this interview, Drew Taggart shared that because they live in the greater Los Angeles area now they really had fun performing at the Hollywood Palladium. A lot of their friends were in attendance and had a great time. Alex Pall said that it was a great contrast to playing in Las Vegas which they do just about every weekend. It gives them a chance to play to big crowds and smaller and more intimate ones as well.

Talking about “Side Effects”, Drew Taggart said that they have been creating slower and more mellow songs since the start of 2018. Given that it is summer they wanted to produce a song that was more upbeat and funky. He says that their songs always reflect what is going on in their lives. They were both dealing with some darker stuff earlier in the year which resulted in songs like “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me”. Now that things are looking up they wanted to produce a much more positive song.

Alex Pall said in the interview that he sees the internet taking over people’s lives and most people have a love/hate relationship with it. That had been the theme of their latest songs for the most part. They’ve been pretty self-deprecating about the millennial generation while also having fun with it.

Since December 2013, The Chainsmokers have had a long list of international hits. This includes “Closer”, “Inside Out”, “All We Know”. They had a number of hits off their last album, “Memories…Do Not Open” and it has been at the top of the EDM charts ever since it was released. Among the biggest hits off this album was “Something Just Like This”.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/05/28/the-chainsmokers-debut-album-is-now-the-third-longest-running-no-1-on-the-dance-chart/#95bf4069c7a3

Contributions of David McDonald to OSI Group

For a company to succeed and achieve a competitive advantage over the others in the industry, there is the need for proper leadership. The right direction of the company is essential because the market today is dynamic and needs entrepreneurs with the right skills and experience in their business. That is why the OSI Group has been achieving success since it began. The best people in the management have led it into success. David McDonald is one of those who have been working for the organization. Since he joined, he has been working hard and guiding other employees how to handle customers. His goal is to ensure the company expands and they have already achieved many of their goals. With the current expansion to cover the global arena, the OSI Group is now at its best.

David McDonald was born in America in the state of Iowa. He loved education and worked hard in school graduating with a degree in Animal Science. His education marked the foundation to run businesses and achieve success. Later he was employed at OSI Group and has contributed a lot to the company. For the many years, he has been working at the company he has come from a humble beginning, but he has risen to become the president of the company. He has shown that he is passionate about his work by leading OSI Group for more than thirty years. He is always determined to lead the company to the next level.

During his years as a leader David McDonald has facilitated the expansion of the OSI Group to other countries. He has also led the company to embrace technology, and they have started modern plants that ensure environmental sustainability. They have supplied food products to thousands of customers across the world. It is because of the dedication of David McDonald who is always looking forward to the provision of quality services and expansion.

David McDonald has worked for the OSI Group for the last three decades. He has been dedicated to ensuring the growth of the company. He has the education and experience required to run the company.

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How End Citizens United is Trying to Change Issues

For End Citizens United, the point of making sure they can help citizens is something that allows them success in the future. The company knows what people need and they won’t stop until they get to that point. The company always wanted to make sure they could help others and give back in different situations, but they didn’t realize they’d have to fight against the law to make that happen. End Citizens United is different from other organizations and groups that work to fight corruption. They do everything they can to help people understand they’re the best and they’re giving back in different situations. It’s their goal of creating a positive environment that allows them the chance to keep coming up with new strategies for fighting back against corrupt lawmakers. They want to restore the citizens’ rights and make it easier for them to get what they can from voting and contributing. Read more about End Citizens United on Crunchbase.

As it stands now, organizations and corporations are able to donate as much as citizens to political parties. They are huge entities treated like citizens. This causes a lot of trouble for people who only have a little to contribute. They’re up against big brands that can put in millions of dollars toward their favorite candidate and that creates a huge problem for those who want to make sure they’re doing things the right way. End Citizens United will end that. They will work to restore things back to where they need to be instead of just fighting with the corporations.

Corporations paid for the bill to be put into place. They have a lot of money to spend, but End Citizens United is growing. They also have a lot of money to spend to make things better and that’s something they’ll keep doing as long as they can make more money. The organization wants people to understand they have the chance to keep giving back no matter what. They also want the citizens to feel like they have a voice. With the organization working to restore it, people will have a chance to start feeling better about the voting rights. Learn more: http://www.politifact.com/personalities/end-citizens-united/