How Orange Coast College Investing In Saving the Environment

Founded in 1948, the Orange Coast College is squarely located near the beaches of South California. It has grown to be one of the best community colleges managing to enroll more than 25000 students a year. It offers more than 135 career programs with more than half of the graduates getting enrolled in the college’s education programs.

 

The college has over the past 60 years been supporting athletes, mainly by holding championships. Its baseball team is called Pirates where it has scooped trophies in Pepsi cup from 2007 straight up to 2010.

 

The Orange Coast College recently established a recycling facility that is larger than its predecessor, costing over $7 million. The best part came when they opened it to the public. The staff members celebrated the finishing of the project by cutting a ribbon at the front of every recycling center. Although the college was using a smaller facility, it has been offering the recycling services for over four decades. The first Centre which came together with a parking lot is five times lower than the new Centre.

 

With time, people from the Southern California have started to travel to this recycling centre where they drop various kinds of unwanted refuse for recycling processes. The materials accepted here include glass containers, aluminum cans, and tins. Scrap metals, papers, and plastic bottles have also gained a recycling platform here (http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/Pages/home.aspx). The documents get sorted out all the way from cardboards to magazines. Electronics are also dropped at the Centre. This means that the old and damaged computers, fax machines and even batteries are dumped here. The Centre is charged with the duty of disposing of them well as they contain mercury and lead which are toxic.

 

The staff also pays the visitors for some of the materials. For instance, the cost of plastics per pound is 56 cents. The glass, plastics, and aluminum tins are paid for on pound basis. The people that bring the beverage bottles also receive payment by California Redemption Value. With time, the Centre opened its arms to old clothes and cooking oils. However, substances like paint and engine oils and objects like old furniture, car batteries and boat batteries are discouraged.

 

Securus prevents crime, saves families thousands through video visitation

Having a loved one convicted of a serious crime and sentenced to a long term of incarceration can be an incredibly difficult and stressful event. But for many families, things get even worse when they realize that their loved one will be housed hundreds of miles from their own home. This can make it difficult or even impossible to visit their loved one while they’re incarcerated. The inability to stay in touch with family members can make a difficult life circumstance all the more tough for newly incarcerated inmates.

 

Securus Technologies’ video visitation software is making it possible for inmates to stay in touch with family members through face-to-face meetings without actually having to go through the in-person visitation process. This not only allows inmates to do their time with a higher level of hope than would otherwise be possible, it also allows for families to save thousands of dollars on expenses that they would otherwise be required to pay in order to make it to the institution where their loved ones are housed. Oftentimes, these families are the ones who are least able to afford such exorbitant expenses.

 

But with Securus’ video visitation software, family members are able to stay in contact with their incarcerated loved ones for as little as $0.10 per minute. With high-quality, face-to-face communications over a high-definition screen, this system is capable of virtually replacing the in-person visitation that oftentimes cost family members hundreds of dollars each trip to attend.

 

Video visitation is also a technology that is capable of significantly enhancing the safety of prisons throughout the country. With the ability to monitor every single conversation that takes place over prison communication devices, Securus’ telecommunication solutions are also able to gather evidence for use against people carrying out criminal activity within the prison itself.

 

DAMAC Group’s Exceptional Top Man Hussain Sajwani

The United Arab Emirates boasts of being home to some of the most renowned moguls in the world. In any list of these individuals, you would not miss the name of Hussain Sajwani. He is the name behind the DAMAC Group which he started in 2002. Hussain currently holds the position of CEO and chairman of this firm. He majored in Industrial Engineering and Economics at the University of Washington and graduated in 1981.

 

In 1982, Sajwani ventured into catering and had a successful two-decade career in this sector before founding DAMAC Group. It did not take long for DAMAC Group to establish itself as a leading property developer in the Middle East. Sajwani’s leadership was key to this achievement given his outstanding skillset in business. DAMAC Group has since gone on to handle many big projects across Middle Eastern states places as far as London.

 

Given DAMAC’s Group reputation, the firm has been able to form partnerships with other leading global brands. It has dealings with big names such as Luis Vuitton and the Trump Organization. Association with the aforementioned has led to a good working relationship between President Trump and Hussain Sajwani. In a recent New Year event, Trump identified the Hussain Sajwani family as great people in his books.

 

DAMAC Group has grown to the extent of starting a hospitality division running around 15,000 hotel rooms. In 2008, during the financial crisis, the DAMAC Owner held his own and ensured the firm’s profits were not compromised. Being able to keep DAMAC on its feet during such a crisis is what sets Sajwani apart from the rest. The firm has since grown into an economic powerhouse in the property development sector.

 

Besides business, DAMAC Group in the shape of its CEO has put in some money towards philanthropic causes. Sajwani contributed AED2 million aimed at clothing children in need of this basic requirement. His exploits have seen his name making its way into the list of the most influential Arabs on the planet. Sajwani can be described as one with a Midas’ touch looking for his excellent work in whatever he does.

 

To learn more, visit http://hussainsajwani.com/.

Glen Wakeman- A Man of All Trades

Glen Wakeman is known for many things including being a successful business executive, a writer, an entrepreneur, an investor, and mentor. He has over 20 years of experience in business and finance. Today, is currently is the Chief Executive (CEO) of LaunchPad Holdings LLC. In 2015, he co-founded the SAAS company. Wakeman is also known for his methodologies he applies in business that is part of the formula for his success. Governance, leadership, execution, risk management, and human capital are the 5 areas of performance he tends to focus on to determine success.He then founded and was president of NOVA Four. He had great success in several companies before being a mentor and working on his current endeavors.

Glen Wakeman holds a BS in Economics and Finance from The University of Scranton. He also has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He graduated in 1981 and 1993 respectively. Wakeman began his career at GE Capital . He was recognized for his career accomplishments with both companies.

With his vast experience, Glen Wakeman is known for being a mentor as well as an entrepreneur (https://twitter.com/glenwakeman?lang=en). He is truly an expert in business leading over 17,000 employees with over 15 billion in company assets. He also has experience in global business as he has lived and worked in 6 different countries. He was also responsible for businesses in 30 different regions. He also has a successful writing career writing content for several online publications. He has written about a variety of topics including business evolution, international business affairs, and market trends. He enjoys sharing his insights on investing, finance, and business with his audience through his blog as well. He also mentors startup companies with his years of expertise in the field.

Read more about Glen Wakeman at Analyst of Finance.

Craft Beer From Canada

Craft beer is simply defined as beer produced from a microbrewery. Micro indicating that it is a small brewery that manufactures smaller amounts of beer than the macrobreweries. In 1982 the first Canadian craft brewery was created in Vancouver. It was a little company called “Horseshoe Bay Brewing” which is now gone, but there have been plenty of new microbrewers. We’ve compiled for you a list of our favorite microbrews coming from Canada.

Our Top 10 Microbrews in Canada

  1. Propeller IPA

Propeller Brewing Company

  1. Pump House Blueberry Ale

Pump House Brewery

  1. St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

McAuslan

  1. La Fin Du Monde

Unibroue

  1. Party Animal

Beyond the Pale

  1. Lug Tread

Beau’s

  1. Mad Tom IPA

Muskoka Brewery

  1. Rye Pale Ale

Cameron’s Brewing Co.

  1. Red Racer IPA

Central City Brewers

  1. Electric Unicorn White IPA

Phillips Brewing Company

 

We also would like to add an honorable mention to another “Summer Ale” which we feel is amazing. It is created by the Steamworks Brewery which is owned by Eli Gershkovitch They utilize a rare steam heat system in the process of creating top shelf microbrews.

 

Who is The CEO of Steamworks?

In 1995 Eli Gershkovitch launched Steamworks Brew Pub which seated only 184 customers (Gastown location) but they currently have the capacity to seat 754 customers (Calgary Herald location). Mr. Gershkovitch was also a major factor in transforming his environment for the better by investing in his community.

 

Eli Gershkobitch is a passionate thinker who’s brewery has created over 11 different beers (http://www.westender.com/eat-drink/steamworks-is-much-more-than-a-brew-pub-1.879352). Eli Gershkovitch has amassed an impressive classic car collection and owns two personal planes. In 1993 after obtaining his pilot’s license he fulfilled a childhood dream of flying.

 

What Makes a Good Craft Beer?

We feel that the characteristics of a good microbrew begin with a brewery that focuses on their technique, flavor profile, and quality. These are the factors involved in creating a top shelf brand.

 

For the brewery, a good craft beer begins with the ingredients which are much more than just malt, hops, yeast, and water. The end product should be pleasing in appearance, aroma, texture, and flavor.

More about Eli Gershkovitch on LinkedIn

Spotlight On Luiz Carlos Trabuco Of Bradesco

At Bradesco, making the choice of the next president is a daunting task as there are so many processes and tests that are applied. The names fronted at the end of the day have never reflected persons who have been actively engaged in the disputes up until recently. A good example is the current Bradesco president, Marcio Cypriano. When he was being appointed, nothing major had been discussed concerning him but he ended up succeeding Lazaro Brandao.

In the same year 1999, Brandao assumed the role of being in charge of the board of directors at the bank. When the row of choosing the next president erupted, Brandao was just a mere underdog. History repeated itself again in the recent past when Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the executive vice president was named as the president’s successor.

Reasons for His Appointment

Luiz Carlos Trabuco got the nod due to a myriad of reasons. He had spent a huge chunk of his time as the chair of an insurer owned by Bradesco that is the biggest in Brazil from 2003. He was frequently mentioned whenever the subject of a viable predecessor occurred. He was also seen as a favorite as he has worked for Bradesco for a period exceeding 40 years. Luiz Carlos Trabuco had begun as a clerk in the company and grew with it thereby allowing him to learn the bank better than most people. This long service and experience ticked the right boxes as far as Bradesco’s philosophies of continuity and renewal traced back to the era of Amador Aguiar went.

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Earlier on, before Cypriano was appointed as the president, Trabuco had been touted as a possible candidate for the top seat at Bradesco. This was seen as a form of preparing him well for the future. Back then he was 47 years old and this age is viewed as very young in the eyes of the bank. Jose Luiz Acar Pedro was another possible contender for the presidency at Bradesco. However, he was 49 years of age thereby falling in the category of “very young” candidates. Luiz Carlos Trabuco was chosen to become the successor to the president due to his long experience in the company and his leadership stint at the group’s insurer.

Why Does Bradesco Require Change at the Top?

One of the major reasons why Bradesco is looking to change its leadership is the age of Cypriano, who hit 65 and has been unable to execute his executive mandates. The dethroning of Bradesco by Itau Unibanco to the throne of the biggest private bank present in Brazil could be another possible reason. Bradesco deeply values being at the top of the pyramid as it is a honor to occupy such a vantage position. This could be the reason why the bank desired to bring on board a fresh blood altogether. Luiz Carlos Trabuco will inherit the presidency during turbulent times due to the presence of a number of challenges facing the economy.

About Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Trabuco does not fit the description or definition of a banker as he has no background in economics, accounting, administration or engineering. Luiz Carlos Trabuco went to the University of Sao Paulo for his philosophy degree as well as a sociopsychology postgraduate degree from the School of Sociology and Politics at Sao Paulo. After completing school, he started off his career with the bank back in 1969. Within a few years, he had been able to become a successful person. In 1984, Mr. Trabuco was named as the managing director and as the pension company director from 1992-1998. Bradesco named Mr. Trabuco as the executive VP in 1999, before he assumed leadership at Bradesco’s insurance company.

Find more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: https://www.jusbrasil.com.br/topicos/92691055/luiz-carlos-trabuco

A Quick Peek At The Career Profile Of Alexandre Gama

About Gama

Alexandre Gama is an experienced advertising expert with an experience spanning over three decades. He studied at Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation where he earned a degree in Advertising and communications. Gama began his work as a copywriter at Standard Ogilvy and Mather in 1982. Since then, he has dedicated his entire life to the publicity industry.

Early Career

In 1990, Alexandre Gama joined DM9 as a creative director and a copywriter. During his four year stint at the company, he became the most famous copywriter in Brazil. He later worked as the Creative Director of Almap BBDO where he was also a shareholder before becoming the CEO, CCO and global board member of Young & Rubican.

Founding Neogama

In 1999, Alexandre Gama founded his agency, Neogama. In the first three years, it became the fastest growing organization in the country. In its first year, the company won the Golden Lion at the Cannes Festival. It was the first Brazilian agency to win the award. Between 2002 and 2016, Neogama operated in partnership with BBH. In 2003, Neogama won again two Golden Lions at the Cannes festival making the first Brazilian agency to receive such an award. Today, Neogama operates independently

Julia Jackson: All Things Wine

It is essential for guardians and parents to show their children the significance of hard work. Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke did exactly that with their kids. As part of that lesson, the kids have childhood memories colored with days of picking grapes in 100° weather. Julia Jackson has never forgotten the lessons she learned from her parents to date. She speaks of her mother’s genius and her father’s vision with pride. Julia attributes the success of Jackson Family Wines to these qualities. She says that her parents’ ability to perfectly complement each other made them quite the dynamic duo.

Julia the French Lover

Julia worked at the family’s wineries over the summers during which she became friends with an employee’s daughter. This led to her spending her summertime in Bordeaux where she immersed herself in the French culture. Learning the language and French style of wine-making was the highlight of her life. So fluent in French that Julia got a job teaching it to 6th graders during college. Born in 1988 the middle child of Jess and Barbara possesses a spirit that lights up every room she walks into.

For Strong Women Everywhere

Julia Jackson speaks of her mother with pride and admiration. Her mother’s authenticity inspired her to start Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This is a program for strong women whose lives have dealt them a lousy hand but have emerged winners against all the odds. The aim is to provide a roster of role models for young girls all over the world. It donates $100,000 annually to charities that embody the same spirit. Julia is an alumnus of Scripps College and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Visit cambriawines.com for more info.

Sonoma Wine

In her expert opinion, Cabernets have a place in Sonoma. The Jackson Family Wines Sonoma wine, La Crema, was acquired in 1979 before it was the household name it is today. La Crema Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are pure, accurate and genuine to their origin due to their traditional process. Jackson Family Wines banks on quality and preservation of the environment.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega A Mexican Media Powerhouse

     Mexico is a growing media market with a wide range of companies providing news, sports, financial and cultural information through newspapers, radio, television and internet services. While Televisa and TV Azteca operate Mexico’s only national television networks, there are a number of smaller players in the industry. They include the government-run channels 11 and 22 as well as hundreds of regional companies. One of Mexico’s most powerful media companies is Telmex, the national telephone company and largest internet provider. They will soon begin offering cable television service.

There are several major newspapers in Mexico. They include Reforma, El Norte, La Jornada, El Universal, Milenio, El Financiero, El Economista and the English language newspaper, The News, aimed at tourists, expatriates and English-speaking Mexicans. The country also has many very popular radio stations. Some of the most listened to are

Televisa Radio, Radio Centro, Radio Formula, Radio Acir and Radio Unam. People have access to the internet in most parts of Mexico. There are some 22.8 million regular users. While Telmex is the largest provider, smaller phone companies like Axtel and Maxcom as well as cable television companies offer internet service as well.

One of the most powerful men in Mexican media circles is Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega. He is executive vice president and director of the Spanish-speaking world’s largest media company, Grupo Televisa, S.A.. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega began his career in New York City where he worked with White & Case LLP. He then founded one of Mexico’s leading law firms, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was Grupo Televisa CEO Emilio Azcárraga’s personal attorney and helped him sign a $1.2 billion deal with Univision to expand Grupo Televisa’s reach to the large Hispanic population in the United States.

A highly respected businessman, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is on the board of numerous large, powerful companies in Mexico. He also works with many influential people of business, philanthropic, political and cultural importance internationally. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega works with several philanthropic organizations including Kardias A.C., Fundación Mexicana para la Salud A.C. and the American School Foundation.

George Soros Becomes A Global Leader In Finance, Philanthropy, And Political Giving

The work of George Soros has made him famous in many different areas of the world for different reasons as he has fought to bring democracy and human rights all the people of the world. Soros founded the Open Society Foundations in his bid to develop a new way of developing a fair and open global society in a manner similar to that of his former mentor and philosopher Karl Popper; the Open Society Foundations takes up a large amount of the time of the man who started his hedge fund career with $12 million and turned it into more than $30 billion in managed assets for the Soros Fund Management company. Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros began his financial career by studying at the London School of Economics where he had arrived as a 17 year old refugee and worked as a waiter and railway porter to pay for his studies.

The understanding of how everyday people live has always set George Soros apart from his peers in the financial industry, and has informed his decision to look to the European Union as a sign of hos successful the people of the world can become as they set out on their journey to become a much more closely aligned global community. Politico explains George Soros has recently missed out on attending his first ever Democratic National Convention at the age of 86 when he decided the political and economic situation in Europe became so difficult the founder of Soros Fund Management made the decision to remain in his office to monitor the political situation of the European Union; Soros was scheduled to attend the convention to watch his choice for U.S. President in 2016, Hillary Clinton receive the nomination for from her party. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Forbes states George Soros has an estimated fortune of over $25 billion and has developed even closer links to the Democracy Alliance group of liberal donors he helped develop in 2005 when his $27 million in funding for the campaign of Democrat John Kerry in his attempt to defeat President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004 came up short. Soros has often been a major supporter of the Democracy Alliance and their work, yet rarely attends scheduled events on a regular basis as he has vowed to look for new and innovative ways of backing Democrat’s against the rise of President Donald J. Trump. The 2004 election campaign was developed by Soros to show his opposition to the Iraq War and the global policies of President Bush; many commentators have stated their belief that the position taken up by Soros in 2016 is similar to that of 2004 for George Soros, and continues to be as the hedge fund legend has become a major opponent of President Donald Trump and the policies he is creating at the leader of the U.S. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.