Betsy DeVos Sets Up For Long Haul in Washington D.C.

If the United States government is a massive machine, then Donald Trump is the man dedicated to putting on a pair of mechanic overalls and changing it up. Donald Trump campaigned in 2016 on the idea of draining the swamp, subverting the establishment, and transforming the political process toward the will of the people. While much of this talk was typical political chatter, some of it has already come to fruition. Upon taking up the Oval Office, President Trump got to work immediately by making high-profile appointments of outsiders to key positions. Chief among these political outsiders is Betsy DeVos, a devout reformer from the state of Michigan. As one of President Trump’s earliest ‘outsider appointments‘, DeVos has been tasked with setting a tone and following through. While President Trump put his faith into his appointment, many people don’t recognize her on a national level so let’s take a moment to learn about her.

 

Betsy DeVos was born and raised in a small town in Western Michigan. From Holland, MI, DeVos grew up in a small Dutch community where she formulated much of her worldly outlook based on her faith, her family, and her education. DeVos would work for her father’s automobile company before attending Calvin College. At Calvin College, DeVos would become familiar with Milton Friedman’s writings on the concept of school choice. School choice, sometimes tucked under the label of the ‘voucher system’, argues against government intervention and for parental freedom in the pursuit of knowledge. DeVos became passionate about this subject and she has spent much of her life focusing on advancing it around the nation.

 

After graduating Calvin College and marrying Dick DeVos, Betsy would be introduced to the political world in proper fashion. Dick DeVos would have an unsuccessful Michigan Governor’s bid in 2006 but their name would get out there all of the same. Since then, DeVos has taken up two charities for school choice and she has even operated as the Michigan Republican Chairwoman for the past five years or so. All of this work put Betsy DeVos on the map and it served as a hook to bring Donald Trump knocking on her door.

 

As the Secretary of Education in the Department of Education, DeVos will be charged with dealing with some of the most steadfast and veteran political figures in the United States government. As a newcomer, DeVos will have to prove herself almost immediately in order to stave off criticism of her work. DeVos knows that she has something to prove, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. Republican former state AG Mike Cox has called DeVos someone who is confident, focused, and even-keeled in their approach to the political machinations of the government. Cox went on to call her intimidating, pointing out that it had nothing to do with her billionaire status. If DeVos wants to succeed in passing her agenda through the steely gates of Washington D.C., she’ll have to stick to these traits in order to prosper. Learn more: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/01/dick_and_betsy_devos_lift_the.html

David McDonald And His Attempts To Improve the Sustainability of the OSI Group

Food manufacturers with international operations have to keep a myriad of things in mind while catering to the palates of consumers and some of these considerations include government regulations, cultural limitations and finding talent in different geographical locations. One of the companies that have successfully managed to adhere to the various guidelines is the OSI Group, led by David McDonald.

As the president of the OSI Group, David Mc Donald has ensured that his firm is positioned very well in the international network and he has also improved the sustainability of his company in the global food sector. According to him, the international operations are scaled in size; however, the teams that are in place in various countries consist of local talent that understands the importance of cultural sensitivity. These dedicated teams help in improving efficacy while providing solutions on a local platform.

The OSI Group’s headquarters are in Illinois, yet this global Mughal in the food sector ensures to cater to the diversified needs of customers at all the locations. Right from protein-rich items like sausage links, beef patties until sandwiches and pizzas, this private corporation provides high-quality food products to 17 countries through their 50 manufacturing and distribution facilities.

David McDonald has been striving to expand the OSI Group’s presence in China even further, and although this company has been catering to the needs of the residents of this country for the last 20 years, David McDonald believes that there is more to be done. As of now, eight manufacturing centers of the OSI Group exist in China, and an additional two new factories will soon be set up to make this firm the largest meat producer in the country. As of September last year, this enterprise has also made headway with an improved plant located in Henan Province. Also, a joint venture with Zhoukou and DOYOO has been planned to ensure that OSI remains one of the largest vertically integrated meat production operations in China. Some of the brands that the OSI group is associated to within this country include McDonald’s, Papa John’s Burger King, Subway, and Starbucks.

David McDonald believes with conviction that China is and will remain to be the quickest growing consumer markets in the world mainly due to reasons such as the power of the population, especially since due to the increased purchasing power of people living in this nation. David McDonalds also stated that there are many clients in China who have seen significant growth in the last few years and the OSI Group aims to keep up with this clientele.

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Oncortarget Feature a Hopeful Study on Aggressive Cancer as They Sponsor More Researchers For Cancer Discussions

A recent research featured by Oncotarget has revealed that an aggressive breast cancer cell, which has estrogen receptor beta (Erβ), specific proteins can respond to hormone therapy. Most breast cancer cells contain diverse estrogen or progesterone hormone receptors that enhance normal breast functioning and growth. Aggressive cancer type such as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), lacks specific receptor proteins, which secure estrogen and progesterone hormones preshent on normal breast cells. When these receptors are absent, these cancers are resistant to the hormone treatment administered. Patients with TNBC have poor prediction due to the likelihood of cancer spreading to other organs. Watch this video on Youtube.

Findings from a research conducted by Mayo Clinic Minnesota revealed that growth of TNB cells lacking estrogen receptor alpha (Erα) but have estrogen receptor beta (ERβ), can be subsided by being treated with estrogen or estrogen-like chemicals. They also noted that patients with TNBC with Erβ and lack Erα, have higher survival rate and a higher likelihood to become cancer free. After further evaluations, Erβ activation drugs may be designed in future to provide therapeutic benefits to such patients.

Oncotarget Travel Sponsorships.

Oncotarget is an oncology peer-reviewed research journal that is committed to maximizing the dissemination of scientific research. Towards the end of 2017, Oncotarget gave travel grants to four biomedical researchers, enabling them to attend the conference on Frontiers in Cancer Science 2017, which was held in November in Singapore. Through these travel sponsorships, the discussion about cancer discoveries was motivated to take place. Check Oncotarget journal at scimagojr.com

As stated by the editor-in-chief of Oncotarget, Mikhail Blagosklonny, Oncotarget has in their heart the desire to see scientific advances spread across the globe to improve understanding and stimulate future findings. With top experts in cancer from all over the world, being the attendees of the Frontiers in Cancer Science, it was the pride of Oncotarget to provide the four international institutions a chance to share their new research there.

The four researchers were; Mohd Anas Shansi, Rajna Kumari, Ruhi Sandeep Deshmukh, and Vladan Milosevic, all presenting research on different topics.

More About Oncotarget

The oncotarget was first established in 2010. It covers all oncological researches, though it has subsections of other medical topics. They have two open access publications, published by Impact Journals on weekly basis.

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Securus steps up the fight against crime in U.S. prisons

In the United States, the prison system has received much criticism for what is widely regarded as an institution riddled with inequalities and Injustice. This has led many Americans to have an under appreciation of the vital job that prison staff attends to every day. Without highly competent, trained personnel, American prisons would quickly devolve into extremely dangerous hotbeds of criminal activity.

 

Securus Technologies, the country’s largest provider of inmate communication services, continues to develop cutting-edge technologies that aid prison staff in their crucial job of keeping the country’s prisons safe. The company has quickly become enormously popular with its customers, America’s carceral institutions. The technologies that Securus deploys have been used in countless investigations and criminal proceedings and have aided prosecutors in bringing those prisoners who routinely commit crimes while incarcerated to justice.

 

One area in which Securus has greatly enhanced abilities of staff and administrators to fight crime within their institutions is with its Stingray cellular detection technology. This system, developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, has proven a crucial element in the fight against contraband cellular devices that so often circulate within the country’s prisons. These are used by dangerous gangs of organized criminals to perpetrate crimes, extort fellow prisoners and have even been used in the commission of murders on the outside. In short, contraband cellular devices are the main way that organized criminal gangs within the nation’s prisons communicate.

 

Prisons in which this cellular detection and location technology have been deployed have shown notable decreases in criminal activity within their walls. This is yet another tool that gives staff a leg up in the ongoing fight to keep prisons and society at large safe. And it’s just one example of the many technologies that Securus, with a billion dollar research and development budget, has produced over the last decade for its institutional clients.

 

Clay Siegall: Whether or Not the Seattle Genetics Founder Digs Football, or not, He definitely Digs Making Inroads on Cancer Research and Obtaining the Money to do it.

Today, via the Internet and it’s array of highly accessible, ‘do it yourself’ portals into the thoughts of the socially, intellectually and financially elite, it’s never been easier to get a glimpse into the worldview of the rich and famous. So, what, for example, does Clay Siegall, Doctor, Ph.D. and co-founder of Seattle Genetics have to share to the world via his WordPress page? A quick glance reveals news stories, with scientific and medical bias, proving that topics germane to Siegall’s career continue to consume his off-hours.

There’s a link to North Country Public Radio and a story about brain research into better concentration. A second NPR link asks whether monies required for stem cell studies will be allowed to flow, or be stymied, by state politicians. One can appreciate why a world-renowned geneticist would be interested in such a decision.

A third link goes to an ESPN story, assuring fans of rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson, that his torn ACL is recovering ahead of its anticipated timeline. As a medical practitioner, Siegall undoubtedly appreciates the trauma and recovery process of a torn anterior cruciate ligament more than most. But it’s also likely he’s a football fan.

The recipient of a B.S. in Zoology, from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University, Siegall has since put the greater part of his work emphasis into cancer research, both in the realm of developing therapies, and in the area of funds accrual, successfully obtaining more than 300 million from investors and philanthropists.

Siegall’s professional resume reads like a who’s who in big-time medical compsnies, encompassing Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Mirna Therapeutics Inc, just to name a few. Today, Siegall is where he’s been since 1998, firmly at the helm of Seattle Genetics, where he reigns as president and CEO. However, Siegall isn’t one to rest on his laurels, which include nine patents and more than fifty scientific texts authored. Under Siegall, his company continues to create a wide-ranging portfolio of new drug and treatment candidates, with a strong focus on antibody technologies.

Jason Hope details information about the IoT in his new eBook

Jason Hope has released an eBook. The eBook is on the Internet of Things. What is the Internet of Things or simply IoT? This is the technology of the future but more about it in the next paragraph. Let us know more about this eBook. The eBook by Jason Hope is titled “Understanding the Internet of Things Revolution: A Quick Guide for Thriving in the IoT Era.” This is a book which he launched recently and is available at the Amazon online stores. The eBook is available at an affordable cost. In the book, Jason Hope writes about all the important information people need to know about the Internet of things. As an eBook which has been published by a tech enthusiast with a deep understanding of the topic, Jason Hope has detailed information that even beginners will understand.

The internet of things is a topic which will have a great impact in the manner in which we perform our daily tasks. With technologically advanced gadgets which are hitting the market, it will be possible to automatically perform some daily tasks. Consider switching lights on/off without physically doing it. Switching from the smartphone will be a good idea. Home automation will make this technology even better.

Internet of things will affect almost every aspect of our lives. From the daily chores in our homes to the large-scale industrial operations the effects of the internet of Things will be felt all over. The devices we use will connect with each other and will be able to share information with each other. The sharing of data will increase the efficiency of the devices and will reduce wastages.

The internet of things will go beyond just connecting devices. It will connect people. This means that people will connect with things which in turn connect with other people. With a technology which has such a high probability of changing the manner in which we live, entrepreneurs and companies are in a rush to see which will come up with the best devices which will bring more efficiency to the people. This competition will make the duration to realize the full impact of the internet of things even shorter. It is a healthy completion according to Jason Hope since it will take us to the future at a fast pace.

About Jason Hope

Jason Hope is a tech enthusiast. He mainly writes about the effects of technological advancements in the business environment. He holds MBA from the W.P Carey School of business.

Jason Hope engages in philanthropic activities in the field of anti-aging research.

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OSI Group and business executive Sheldon Lavin

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group, a giant food processing company known as. OSI Group has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. This is the largest company and was established in 1909. Sheldon Lavin is one of the people who can take credit for making this company one of the best in the industry. Food processing industry carries out the important role feeding the masses. The industry, therefore, has a worldwide market. OSI Group deals with the production of mainly protein foods, eggs, and meat. OSI Group is today the biggest supplier of food products to large food chains all over the world. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award
OSI Group is a leading company has a strong foundation for excellence. According to CEO Sheldon Lavin, this company is dedicated to food safety and proving green practices food production. The company have been in this business for over a century and has therefore perfected its capability in good food production. OSI Group was originally started by a man known as OTTO. He used to manage the group together with his two sons. Although the company started as Otto &Sons, it was changed to OSI Group and this marked the beginning of transformation in the company.

Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

OSI Group has managed to lead in this industry by remaining innovative. Since Sheldon Lavin joined the group in the 1970s, it has been inconsistent growth. His input has been great. He has managed to make the industry the best by bringing new marketing and expansion strategies that have ensured that the company expands to all parts of the world. OSI Group has a presence in more than 65 locations. These are areas the company nave acquired smaller companies. This is a technique that works for the firm like a charm. The company is in more countries through partnerships. OSI Group is found on almost every continent.

Sheldon Lavin has made it possible for the company to expand since he joined the company from the financial sector where he was working as a banker. He came in as a managing partner of the company. He was managing the company alongside the two sons of OTTO. Over the years, the two sons dropped out if the management leaving Sheldon Lavin as the only remaining managing partner of the company, Sheldon Lavin is now 85 years and still committed to making the company a global giant. He wants it to reach every part of the world.

 

End Citizens United: Several Republican Congressmen Targeted In Upcoming Elections

Campaign and finance reform are the main objectives of one political action committee in 2018. Their goal is to overturn Citizens United and make lasting changes to the way that the political process may take place in years to come.

Some of the targets that have been announced include Mimi Walters, Darrell Issa and Dana Rohrabacher. Four of the list of twenty targeted republicans are considered to be some of the most vulnerable members of the California House of Representatives.

California has a number of insightful opportunities and examples when it comes to the End Citizens United initiatives. Tiffany Muller, the executive director of End Citizens United (ECU) has explained the incredible importance and value of the state of California in this process.

Muller also indicates that there are a lot of investigation for Hunter in addition to certain other candidates with regards to misuse of funds and powers associated with the campaign. Contributions that were received by Issa have also been in question due to the private nature of organizations donating these funds.

End Citizens United is a large organization that has been in existence since 2015. Their efforts have led to more than twenty five point five million dollars being spent in 2016 alone. More plans that are targeting voters that are independent are some of the goals that they hope to realize in years to come.

The group has been responsible for raising a lot of funds including another eleven point five million by October 30th according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). It is yet to be determined to what degree funds will be allocated and spent in lieu of the California district elections process.

A decision made by the Supreme Court in 2010 set the tone for the way that political campaign funds and related strategies would be implemented in years to come. Corporations were treated as people and the notion was used to help special interest groups as well as private individuals in the election fund raising process. The premise of this was that large amounts of money could be used to steer political campaigns and without traceability or accountability, the elections could effectively be purchased by the parties with the most money.

The ECU began in 2015 to fight this decision and influence the way that future establishments and elections would take place. Not only have they been supported through grass roots initiatives, but candidates that are in favor of the reform have also stepped up at multiple levels of the democratic party. Republicans have also agreed to some degree, when it comes to the improper nature of political spending or uncontrolled way that donations to political charities can be made. However, there is little evidence from the party to overturn or change the decision for present and future elections.

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Why Organo Gold Coffee Can Help You Live Even Better

For many people, coffee is intimidating. What brand, what flavor, and how much to drink are just a variety of questions floating around. However, one company, Organo, formerly Organo Gold has given us the best reasons, that are not intimidating at all, for enjoying coffee. It’s one of the healthiest beverages around.

Ten years ago, the founder or Organo, Bernardo Chua, stepped out of the comfort zone and blended drink that promotes better health. If increasing longevity isn’t reason enough to drink coffee everyday, how about a beverage that contains ingredients that are an effective tonic for just about everything. Shop now at Shopog.com.

Researchers have already confirmed that three to five cups of coffee a day helps you live longer, but Organo Gold includes a pure medicinal mushroom that is a star in Asia. Ganoderma Lucidum, also known as the Reishi mushroom, grows mainly on deciduous trees, and used for centuries to treat everything from liver disease, allergies, and inflammation, to heart disease, blood disorders, and everything in-between. In fact, it has shown to be so effective that researchers are using this fungi in a variety of trials around the world. One of the known, standout healing effects of Reishi is counteracting histamine release, hence, protecting against allergies. It’s become one of the best-studied medicinal mushrooms in the world, and Organo already blends this in their coffee. Other ingredients that compliment the coffee include Green Tea, and Grapeseed Oil.

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Overall reviews on the product are somewhere around four point five stars, and any significant issues really are focused on jitters that caffeine can cause. However, jitters are a common issue with any beverage that contains caffeine, especially for people who are casual coffee drinkers.

More recently, Organo distributors applauded the launch of their new mobile app. Featured on Google Play, the independent distributors can make quick changes to their personal profiles, as well as keeping up with new, upcoming features and product information. The Organo app will also cut down on paperwork, and administrative phone calls since the app can provide sales and commission information. Watch this video on Youtube.

George Soros: Never Giving Up

Sadly, the world is filled with people who love taking advantage of others’ gullibility. That means conspiracy theorists can say whatever nonsense they want and people will believe them. When conspiracy theory combines with politics, things get messy and ugly. That’s the predicament that George Soros finds himself in today, and more information click here.

 

Because of his political stance and philanthropy, George Soros is one of the most hated men by right-wing conspiracy theorists and Republicans in general. In Soros’s own words, he calls it the demonization of philanthropy. He recently talked with JPost about these atrocious accusations and attempts to belittle his work.

 

In truth, Mr. Soros is not a bad man; he’s not even a politician. He’s just a guy supporting causes that he believes should be supported. Nevertheless, numerous right-wing sources suggest that he single-handedly caused the Charlottesville incident by funding both sides of the violence. Of course, they don’t offer an explanation as to why he would do that, and http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/10/whos-afraid-of-george-soros/.

 

They also make it seem as though his support of the NFL protests and the Women’s March is harming the country. They also don’t explain exactly what harm is being done, but people’s gullibility enables them to accept anything if they believe hard enough.

 

Despite the hatred against him, Soros continues his generous work. Philanthropy is a big part of his life and has been since his childhood. He grew up in Nazi-occupied Hungary before moving to the United States and joining Wall Street.

 

Once he had enough money, he founded the Open Society Foundations. The NY Times recently began posting numerous articles about his donations. He doesn’t just give a few bucks here and there and ask everyone else to support his organization. Over the years, he’s donated $18 billion to Open Society and plans on donating more.

 

His $18 billion contributions made Open Society one of the largest philanthropic on this side of the planet. It’s most certainly the most impactful, operating in more than 120 countries. Open Society’s attention has been in the United States for the past year since Donald Trump’s become president.

 

President Donald Trump’s victory sparked a national outrage. It also awakened a dark force that’s been sleeping for decades. Hundreds of hate groups have appeared and are attacking minority groups every day. Open Society is doing everything it can to prevent the violence, and George Soros’s lacrosse camp.