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Singles prepare to be Skouted

Skout, a free Android and iOS app, steps up to the plate to bat for #1 social networking app on the market. To some, Skout may seem as another simple dating app that competes with the other popular ones: Match, Tinder, or Plenty of Fish, however, Skout is much more than that; It provides users with a unique point system. The points are used as an in-app currency and can be purchased or earned during various in-app activities. For example, you can use currency to send out a barrage of winks to users’ profiles. This will result in a large amount of attention, and is the first app to feature this. Want to see who has been checking out your profile? You can redeem points to accomplish this as well.

Skout allows you to register a profile, fill it with personal information and preferences, then search for that special someone. The overall process is relatively quick and easy. You will only need an email or Facebook account to get started. And of course your profile pictures, but be warned: Skout completely outlaws bathroom selfies! Finally, an app that scrutinizes against this. Skout was bold to implement this feature and shows how the company isn’t afraid to be innovative.

Perhaps you are just interested in just expanding your social circle. Skout has even went so far as to make an official international friend day for its users. The company’s findings were that many of the app’s users have friends from all over the world. The app is versatile; not just specifically meant for dating but for meeting people. This places Skout in a league of its own. Most social apps today are not geared towards meeting friends but finding dates. It is apparent that the developers of Skout put forth tremendous effort to provide a versatile app which can be used for both dating and friend finding.

Someone who has recently relocated to an area might find that Skout’s “Buzz” feature allows them to easily find locals. You can add users to a “Favorites” list to be alerted when they come online next. The users that show up in your initial search are already online so you have the choice to instant message them through Skout’s chat system. Another interesting feature, is the “Shake to Chat”. What this does is it starts a random conversation with someone and just as you are caught up in the conversation with this person, their profile is revealed.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to your app store(ios or Android) and download Skout, for a truly unique networking experience.

ClassDojo Is An Example Of Technology Empowering Students In The Classroom

The days of teachers ordering their students to turn off their cellphones and put them away where they can’t be seen have been over for a while, and now they’re becoming important tools used in building classroom collaboration. There are all kinds of apps and learning software on the market you could evaluate, but sometimes it’s just the ones with the simple interface and low overhead that make class time most effective, and one app that does that is ClassDojo. This app can capture activities being done both in live feeds and in picture stories, and it’s become a window for parents to see what their children are doing in class. Teachers have spoke about how this little app can bring students together as opposed to isolating them during class time.

The story behind ClassDojo is about two college graduates from the UK who were looking for app ideas to fill a void that had been largely unaddressed. They realized education was one such void, so they decided to go to a teacher’s convention to find out from them what could be done to make classrooms better places for learning. Their first idea was to make an app that could assign students points and have teachers periodically give them out during the day for things such as answering questions correctly, doing their assignments correctly and exhibiting good behavior overall. But the apps developers heard from their users how it could become even better in its current social media form, so they made it into a platform similar to Facebook but with much better policies.

One of the main benefits for the apps users is that constant communication between parents and teachers has led to schools that use it doing away with parent-teacher meetings. And while administrators do usually like to use it to see how things are going in their classrooms, their approval is not needed in order for teachers and students to download and signup for it. And ClassDojo has also made it clear that no compromises whatsoever will be made when it comes to user privacy, and no third parties will have any access to data on the app.

Learn more about ClassDojo : https://techcrunch.com/2016/04/15/classdojo-raises-21-million-for-app-to-make-parent-teacher-meetings-obsolete/

WHAT IT TAKES TO CONQUER AND DOMINATE AN INTERNATIONAL MARKET ACCORDING TO DAVID MCDONALD

When one thinks about that tasteful pizza, or bacon or even a hot dog, the question that comes to mind is how their availability and consistent quality is guaranteed. Most of the times these delicacies are one call away, a short walk away and so on. OSI Group, an American private holding company that deals with meat processing brings an end to this conundrum. They service retail and food service industries like MacDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, Papa John’s Pizza among others. OSI Group has operational facilities in 17 countries worldwide and headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. Food safety and food quality assurance is at the heart of OSI Group’s service through the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point and Global Food Safety Initiative. For this kind of huge success, there has to be a certain level of discipline employed in the supply chain as well as very strong leadership at the top.

Among the leaders is the notable David McDonald, an experienced entrepreneur who has been of service to OSI Group for 31 years and is currently its President and Chief Operating Officer. He also serves on OSI Group’s Board of Directors. He is a widely successful executive as can be proved by his previous positions, among them, Chairman of the North American Meat Institute and today remains active on the Executive Board of the North American Meat Institute. David McDonald also served on the Board of Directors of Marfrig Alimentos, S.A. He was born and raised in Iowa and joined and graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and was as well the recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.

David McDonald joined OSI Group in 1987 immediately after graduation where he was Project Manager. Over the years, David has grown with the company to the global giant it is today, and he, its President. Under his leadership, the company has acquired over ten Chinese facilities that deal with poultry and recently a Dutch company, Baho Foods. Asked how he achieved such tremendous success, David McDonald says it was his vision, shared with OSI to meet customer expectations. He praises the company’s grasp of cultures in different geographic areas as key to understanding customer needs and consequently satisfying them. Additionally, he posits that teamwork and the creation of partnerships with suppliers and government agencies have been instrumental in the company’s growth.

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Paul Mampilly Says Bitcoin Has Begun To Tumble Down

In economics one of the most dangerous things that can cause huge financial losses is a bubble. Usually when you think about bubbles you think about debt and the effect of what happens when you have too much, but Paul Mampilly says it’s also what happens when demand for something goes too high, and in this case he’s speaking of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is digital currency that has gotten popular and it has a lot of advantages over regular currency that investors have tapped into, but Mampilly says it’s heading down in the markets because its price got higher than it should have. The prices got too high for internet-based companies in 2000 when the dot-com crash happened, and also in 2008 when the housing market got artificially inflated. Meet the experts on Sovereignsociety.com.

Paul Mampilly was one of the few investors who saw both the 2000 and 2008 crashes, and he’s had a longtime reputation for deep financial knowledge and giving investors quality advice. He came to the US to complete his undergraduate schooling, and then he spent the next 10 years in banking and consulting. As a bank advisor, Mampilly managed funds in the millions of dollars, but then he became a managing director for Kinetics International Fund in 2006 and managed funds in the billions. The company even grew its total AUM from $6 billion to $25 billion during that time and even reported client portfolios making up to 26% in annual gains. Read this article at Forexvestor.com.

Paul Mampilly was often a guest on media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business Network and CNBC, and he also won first place in the Templeton Foundation investment competition. Mampilly said he learned a lot from his time on Wall Street, but he was ready to leave by age 42 because he wanted more time with his children, and he wanted to give advice to middle class Americans that would not involve all the fees that brokers charge. So he moved his family to a smaller town and started writing newsletters and articles about buying stocks at Banyan Hill.

Paul Mampilly’s newsletters take complex terms and break them down in ways that are easy to understand, and they’re affordable compared to most insider journals. His first newsletter, “Profits Unlimited” picked up over 60,000 subscribers almost right away, and his next newsletters “Extreme Fortunes” and “True Momentum” followed shortly after. You can read these newsletters and Mampilly’s other articles by going to www.BanyanHill.com.

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The Executive Roles That Randal Nardone Has Held Over His Career

Randal Nardone began his professional career at a New York City law firm called Thacher Proffitt & Wood. He made partner at this law firm and was on its executive committee for a number of years. He decided to move into the financial industry and joined BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. as a partner. He then worked as the managing director of UBS AG where he stayed for a year between 1997 and 1998. He earned two bachelor’s degree at the University of Connecticut and earned his law degree at the Boston University School of Law.

In 1998 he co-founded Fortress Investment Group, LLC. He serves this company in a number of executive roles including chief executive officer, principal, and director. His company invests in alternative assets and under his leadership Fortress Investment Group has become one of the biggest companies of its kind in the world. One of Randal Nardone’s specialties is investing in companies which are in a distressed state. Over the years he has been instrumental in his company buying a number of companies. Among these are Rail America Inc., Florida East Coast Industries, and Penn National Gaming, among others. After turning companies around his company has brought some of the companies public again like RailAmerica, Aircastle Ltd., and Brookdale Senior Living Inc.

In addition to his role at Fortress Investment Group, Randal Nardone also has C-level positions with a number of other companies. Among these are Springleaf Finance, Inc., Springleaf Finance Corporation, Alea Group Holdings Ltd., and Eurocastle Investment Limited, all of which he serves as a director of. Another company Randal Nordone co-founded was FIG LLC, where he is a principal, as well at Fortress Advisors LLC where he is the CEO. Additionally, he is the chief operating officer at Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc., and he serves Newcastle Investments Holding Corporation as a vice president and a secretary.Randal Nardone lives in the trendy Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. He bought his home in 2008 for $22 million. His home is what is called a “skyhome” because it is glass-walled. His home is a duplex with his unit on top. It is about 5,800 square feet with a 2,400 square foot outdoor terrace. It’s a five-bedroom home which has luxury features throughout it.

Source of the article : http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-fortress-investment-groups-interim-ceo-2011-12

The Immigrants Outcry

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are Arizona state university dropouts and long-term business partners. They came together during students protest against war; they started a campus magazine known as Phoenix New Times to counter-attack the way the media covered the protests. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

The company was started with Larkin being the Chief executive officer, and Lacey was the Executive Editor. The company was later sold to voice group back in 2013.

The announcement of Joe Arpaio pardon by President Donald Trump was a significant event to the Latinos especially Larkin and Lacey. While working with the New Times, they had cross paths with the long-serving sheriff, and they were not in good terms.

They, therefore, responded to this pardon announcement with hostility. The sheriff was known for his negative comments on the immigrants he once mentioned that Mexicans should be deported. Back in the day, the sheriff had the two arrested with no clear judgement.

The county had since compensated them with millions of dollars with which they started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund; they used the money to fund various organizations in the state of Arizona. The organizations were specifically those who fought racism and fought for the Latinos and Mexicans in America. Their arrest was however triggered by their past articles. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

In the past, the magazine had published an investigative article on the sheriff’s property. There were claims that the sheriff owned more than he could afford the property was worth more than he could earn per year. The investigative report couldn’t go through because the sheriff issued threats to the newspaper’s reporters, they were also banned from the sheriff’s press briefing.

Before the sheriff had Larkin and Lacey arrested they were to publish an article condemning the evil acts that were happening in the jury. The article was titled Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution. They were however arrested by the sheriff’s goons before the article was released to the public. The arrest, however, happened after a series of revelations from other articles published by the company. The sheriff was however arrested for being racist and unlawful arrests.

In the previous articles, the sheriff unlawful acts have been exposed. The sheriff had a concentration camp where prisoners were wrongfully convicted. Men were thoroughly beaten, sexually assaulted and mistreated.

There was a case of a dead woman due to negligence many deaths were reported from the camp which was publicly known as the Tent City. The sheriff also used his powers wrongfully by using it as a chance to punish his political rivals and those who were criticizing his authority.

Responding to the sheriff’s pardon Lacey said it was an indication that Trump is not intelligent. The country’s judiciary is a failure to the citizens. He also added that the system is a union of corrupt people.

Larkin on the other side described the sheriff as terrible, he, however, said that he respects him for his discernment when it comes to politics. He added that his comments on Trump just added a few voters for Trump.

OSI Industries’ Road To Reaching The World’s Top 100 Food Companies

OSI Industries is a meat processing and wholesale foods company with holdings all across the US and an international presence that’s made it the 10th largest meat supplier in the world, and the 58th largest privately-owned company in the US. Its current net worth is $6.2 billion and it has about 55 processing plants total in its name, though there are additional subsidiary farms such as Amick Farms and Fair Oaks Farms and its also the parent of Nation Pizza and Foods. OSI Industries grew into the company it is today largely because of the main company they supply to the McDonald’s Corporation; but OSI is also led by men of high acumen and it’s invested in advanced food research capabilities.

The company is one of the oldest running meat wholesale companies in the US that was started back in 1909. Otto Kolschowsky moved to the Chicago area that year in hopes of having success providing for his family by opening an butcher shop and providing processed meats to various customers. Over the next 40 years that butcher shop became a meat center that became known as Otto & Sons, and its partnership with McDonald’s began in 1955. 20 years later after Sheldon Lavin came to the company and helped it open some large manufacturing plants, it was named OSI Industries. Three years later it opened first plant in Germany, and that became the start of OSI Europe and its flagship companies which have now added Baho Food and OSI Spain. OSI China began in the late 1980s and GenOSI in the Philippines opened its first plant in 1990.

OSI Industries has never truly left its roots because with every company they’ve acquired around the globe, they’ve taken the approach of adding the company’s managers and employees to the OSI family as opposed to taking a ground zero approach. This is in part because OSI Industries does want to get to know the local customers well, and building on a company’s relationship with those customers is one way to do it. But they also like to think of themselves as a family-run company even with their large size and as Lavin and President David McDonald would say, they don’t consider the company to be a top-run company. OSI Industries received a great honor from the British Safety Council in 2016 for top workplace safety practices known as the Globe of Honour.

To know more visit @: www.foodprocessing.com/top100/profiles/osigroup/

Brown Modelling Agency:Preparing Central Texas Models For The Big Time

The Brown Modelling Agency is a full service modeling agency started in 2010 in Austin, Texas by Justin Brown in coordination with the internationally known company Wilhelmina Austin. The agency focuses on identifying and training models and finding them lucrative opportunities to work in fashion shows, newspapers, magazines, commercials, television and film. With the power of the internationally known company, The Brown Agency, behind them, Austin’s Brown Modelling Agency is providing models in Austin and throughout Central Texas the opportunity to take their talent to a higher level.

 

With former model Justin Brown serving as president and the resources of The Brown Agency to support their activities, the Brown Modelling Agency is helping models from Central Texas to take the national and world stage by storm. At the Brown Modelling Agency, talent, distinctive looks and professionalism are the keys to a successful career. The experienced team at the Brown Modelling Agency know exactly what to do to transform local models into international superstars. The agency has already gotten dozens of models work with some of the worlds best known brands.

The Brown Agency is an industry leader. It has been able to establish big market modelling standards and expectations in Central Texas and deliver the type of results of which local models have long dreamed. The Brown Modelling Agency gets their models work with thousands of companies the world over including Dell, Toyota, Louis Vuitton and L’Oréal. They also give models the opportunity to take the runway at Fashion Week programs all across the United States and worldwide. The Brown Modelling Agency has the make-up artists and photographers that makes models look their best and get noticed.

 

They find work for men, women and children of all sizes and with a wide array of unique, distinctive looks. Opportunities abound for models of all heights, shapes and styles. The experienced professionals at the Brown Modelling Agency known the industry well and have found thousands of jobs for models. Brown Modelling Agency talent regularly appear in magazines, TV shows, movies, fashion shows and a range of other venues. Every Wednesday the agency holds Open Calls where new models can get the opportunity to impress the staff and become part of the Brown Modelling Agency family.

 

Reno, Nevada native Justin Brown majored in business management in college. While he got lots of modelling work, Brown always had an interest in the behind the scenes action. Plus, he had a knack for ‘development and placement’. Justin Brown knew how to train models to move and act like professionals. He would then find them work and help them move on to the big time. That’s exactly what he does at the Brown Modelling Agency today. You can visit their Instagram page.

 

 

 

 

How Equities First Holdings Gave People Options to Fix Financial Problems

Equities First Holdings (EFH) offered financial advice and stock-based loans from the start in 2012. EFH is little different than commercial banks when lending money. EFH uses the stock-based loan. Traditional banks do not use stock-based loans, and it does not allow borrowers to allows stocks to be used as collateral. EFH’s stock-based loan may be easier to gain approval than a traditional loan. With the success of EFH, it has led to nine EFH’s offices globally. There are more markets to take advantage of EFH’s services.

EFH help people reach financial goals. By helping people, EFH has been able to generate over $1 billion in transactions. The expansion to other parts of the Europe is due to the UK office produced 700 transactions. EFH had a good performance under rules enforced by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom. EFH has been able to create alternative method to lending, and it has made the entity a business leader.

About Equities First Holdings:  www.otcmarkets.com/stock/ANPCY/news?id=143461

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Supports the Team That Makes the Difference

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has a vision to be the most trusted source for cancer care in the United States – and they know that only an empowered, passionate team will meet that goal. Named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 150 Great Places to Work for in Healthcare, CTCA wants to invite job seekers looking to join forces with an innovative healthcare organization to consider joining their family. CTCA, founded in 1988, is a network of five dedicated cancer treatment hospitals offering comprehensive services to adult oncology patients. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, CTCA runs five centers throughout the United States located in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Illinois.

CTCA is different than other cancer treatment centers, emphasizing a holistic approach to care that extend beyond traditional treatment. At CTCA, patients receive care from a multidisciplinary team and benefit from an individualized treatment plan that includes complementary therapies and social support designed to optimize the success of their cancer treatment while improving quality of life.CTCA is results-focused. All hospitals are fully accredited by the Joint Commission and have earned Full Compliance Standards, a designation meaning each center has met critical standards for patient care and safety.

Recognized by wellness giant Greatist as the second-healthiest medium-sized company to work for in the US, the CTCA whole-person treatment philosophy extends to staff as well. CTCA offers exceptional career opportunities for talented clinical, administrative and hospitality job seekers. Team members at CTCA are highly valued for the stake they own in the success of the center and the lives of the people they serve. Looking for a new career? Look no further than CTCA where staff can always expect the resources and incentives needed for success and thanks for a job well done.

21st Century Custom Foods & OSI Food Solutions

The foodservice industry is one of the most demanding and profitable industries in the world. Many of your favorite restaurants, grocery stores and food retailors receive their food products from professional food providers. Have you ever heard of OSI Food Solutions? This foodservice provider is a leader in its field, and it has been at the top of the ranks for many years. Concept-to-table solutions is what this company does best. On the other hand, this company produces and sources a high amount of standard foods. This includes cheese, cookies, marinades, dips, pot roast, chicken nuggets, chicken fried steak, desserts, Tofu, beans, chili, soups, cucumbers, fruits, turkey products, onions, meatloaf, meatballs, hotdogs, beef patties, pepperoni, fresh dough products, fritters, pulled pork, steak and many more.

Greatness comes in many different forms with this extraordinary company. It is great at producing custom foods, it handles every aspect of the foodservice industry, it works in a direct way with its clients, and it has real-world knowledge in various cuisines. In 2016, OSI Food Solutions won the Globe of Honour Award. The award was presented by the British Safety Council at a luncheon at Drapers’ Hall in London. This has been OSI’s third time winning this exact award since 2013. OSI Food Solutions has grown into a foodservice powerhouse. It is now a top 100 food company thanks to its wide array of services and professional business ethics. The company just so happens to be one of the biggest private companies in America. It has been ranked multiple times on the prominent Forbes list. In 2016, Forbes recognized OSI as the 58th largest company in the nation with over $6.1 billion in generated revenue.

Business acquisitions are all a part of growth. OSI Food Solutions has certainly had its fair share of acquisitions over the past few years. BAHO Food and Flagship Europe has been added to the team. These two acquisitions have opened the door for even more growth. Both food providers offered high-quality marinades, dips, desserts, pies and frozen treats. OSI Food Solutions has definitely set a new mark in this industry, but who knows how much the company will grow in the years to come.