A Brief Overview of OSI Group

OSI Group, LLC, a food processing firm, sells and produces second-hand protein items and other food items to foodservice and retail shops. Its products comprise bacons, breakfast sausages, hot dogs and specialty sausages, cooked meat and pork products, processed and raw poultry products, pizza and bread based merchandise, sandwich assemblies, and pot and smoked goods, in addition to fresh, frozen, and cooked meat patties. OSI Group, LLC was previously called OSI Industries, Inc. and changed its title into OSI Group, LLC in 2004. Additionally, it has manufacturing facilities globally.

History:

Back in 1909, German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky started a household meat market in Oak Park, Illinois two decades following his birth in the USA. In 1917, he expanded to the wholesale meat industry and relocated the company to neighboring Maywood, yet another Chicago suburb. The business became famous as Otto & Sons at 1928. Over a few decades, Otto & Sons established a local reputation for supplying quality meats.

General Information:

OSI functions its U.S. plants beneath the title OSI Industries, LLC. The U.S. plants are located at Chicago, Geneva and West Chicago at Illinois, in Addition to Oakland, Iowa, West Jordan, Utah, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, along with Riverside, California. The business creates many private label brand foods and co-packs important brand name foodstuffs for its assorted Foodservice and Retail clients. OSI Group has over 65 centers in 17 countries around the world, situated in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, as well as also the Asia-Pacific area.

OSI Group has additionally been a meat provider to several other western fast food chains in China, including Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza, and Pizza Hut (July 2014).

An Outstanding Organization:

OSI Group is managed by CEO Sheldon Lavin, who contributes to the global economy by employing 20,000 workers. OSI Group centers have numerous received awards, such as awards for improving the general direction of health and security risks in addition to environmental management.

OSI Group Info: www.foodprocessing.com/top100/profiles/osigroup/

Boraie Development Aires Free Summer Movies to New Brunswick Residents

The people of New Brunswick, New Jersey, are in for a fun summer, thanks to the return of the Free Summer Movie Series. The free movies will be aired at the State Theatre sponsored by the Boraie Development and other stakeholders. New Jersey residents will get a chance to enjoy their favorite local movies and 6 new latest ones.

The State Theatre has been an iconic building in New Brunswick. It was built in 1921 by Thomas W. Lamb who appointed Walter Reade as its manager. The theatre became a house for movie airing and hosting of live performances. Through the years, the State Theatre underwent several renovations to expand and improve its aesthetics. Notable people that have performed in this theatre include Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, David Copperfield, and Harry Connick.

Sam Boraie seeks to restore the theatre’s old tradition of airing free movies. The Free Summer Movie series will benefit the young people of New Brunswick who are welcomed to attend the viewings with their friends, colleagues, and family. Besides showing the old popular movies the locals love, the State Theatre will also introduce a lineup of 6 new movies which will be aired between 10:30am and 7:00pm. Both kids and young people will be excited to watch a free airing of Frozen, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, ET The Extra Terrestrial, Aladdin, and Babe.

State Theatre movie tickets are provided free of charge to everyone in attendance. Hiam Boraie, CEO of Boraie Development, is happy to revive this project with the help of a second stakeholder, The Provident Bank Foundation of New Jersey. Provident Bank Foundation’s president, Jane Kurek, on behalf of her bank, expressed her joy for being one of the sponsors of the State Theatre Community Access project.

Ann Gewirtz, VC of State Theatre’s Development and Strategic Partnerships department, was exhilarated to add a new lineup of films for the New Brunswick people. On Rutgers she said, it is the little things in life that add joy to people’s faces as seen from this free movie project by Boraie Development.

About Boraie Development

Boraie Development LLC is a property development company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Jersey based property company deals in real estate development, property management, and sales and marketing. Under its realty wing, Boraie Development has provided real estate services for over 30 years to both residential and commercial clients.

According to the Central Jersey Working Moms blog, Boraie Development also engaged in CSR activities to benefit the people of New Brunswick. One of their recent projects, the Free Summer Movies series, provides free viewing of old and latest movies to individuals and families in New Brunswick.

Andrew Rolfe Enhances The Ubuntu Fund’s Fundraising Activities

Andrew Rolfe and the entire fraternity of the Ubuntu Fund have been working round the clock to ensure that they support many disadvantaged children in the society. Since 1999, the Fund has supported more than 400,000 children from needy backgrounds. Jacob Lief and Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula are the founders of the esteemed institution. The two philanthropists partnered with the objective of providing the needy children of Port Elizabeth with educational opportunities.

When they started the institution, they were optimistic that they would empower many young children through education. For a short period, most children could neither attend school nor concentrate on their studies. This situation prompted them to undertake an in-depth research to unearth the problems affecting these children. Jacob and Banks found out that the HIV epidemic and hunger was affecting most of the families. It is for this reason that the two decided to offer the children with healthcare services and proper nutrition.

In the spirit of helping many children in the society, the Fund organized for a gala dinner. The event, which was held in London, attracted 300 invited guests. Andrew brought in a Xhosa choir to entertain the guests. In addition, he oversaw the preparation of meals that were served to the guests.

When they were planning for the event, Andrew and the leadership team of the Ubuntu Education Fund was optimistic of raising more than $900,000. After the event, they found out that they had exceeded their initial target. This fund would be used for increasing the school’s capacity and enhancing the operations of the pediatric clinic. This way, the Ubuntu Fund would be able to take in more needy children from the South African town of Port Elizabeth.

About Andrew Rolfe

As the chairman of the board, Andrew has steered Ubuntu Fund in the right direction. His excellent interpersonal skills have enabled the firm to raise adequate resources to cater for the needy children. He has also helped in the recruitment of qualified personnel, who have served to enhance the success of the Fund.

Andrew Rolfe is a graduate of the revered University of Oxford and the prestigious Harvard University. Previously, he rendered his services for different leading organizations such as PepsiCo Restaurant International, Booker Foodservice and the Gap.

 

Omar Yunes Bringing Success to Sushi Itto

The past couple of years has been highly successful for the Japanese food chain of Sushi Itto. The chain grew in the number of units it has, and it also received a lot of recognition due to one of the franchise’s winning a very prestigious award.

Mr. Omar Yunes gained a lot of recognition as he was the winner of the award for the title of Best Franchisee of the Year. Mr. Omar Yunes won the first place in the 2015 edition of the famous competition. He joined the company at the age of 21 when he assumed the post of a franchisee. Up to date, Mr. Omar Yunes is the owner of 13 units which are representative for nearly ten percent of the food chain of Sushi Itto. Mr. Omar Yunes has established himself as a skilled leader. He is currently leading about for hundred employees divided into teams of the 13 units. The employees have been talking favorably about Mr. Omar Yunes, mentioning his drive to motivate and inspire.

The ceremony of the competition for Best Franchisee of the Year for 2015 was held on 5th December in Florence, Italy. It was a large reception with a few hundred guests from all ranks – chief executive officer, representatives, employees, etc. There were executives from more than thirty countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, and much more around the globe.

Mr. Omar Yunes was awarded for his contribution to the entire network and not just the brand he works for. There are a number of criteria for the competition. One of them includes influence on employees and how motivating and inspiring the franchise has been. Another criterion is the level of activity of the franchisee meaning how assertive they have been and how many suggestions for improvements they have made.

The Chief Executive officer of Sushi Itto is Mr. Benjamin Cancelmo. He shared his thoughts on the prestigious award and stated that it is a motivation for the whole company to strive further and achieve more. CEO Benjamin Cancelmo believes that the award is a testimonial to the proficiency of Mr. Omar Yunes.

https://www.spokeo.com/Omar-Yunes/California

Julia Jackson’s amazing achievements

Julia JacksonJulia Jackson has stated that from a very young age she has always been very interested in wine. She states that they may seem a little weird to other especially since she has been surrounded by wine and wine making her entire life. Julia was born in 1988 in San Francisco, California. One of her biggest memories is of her father getting the kids sort, but first pick grapes in the hot weather, as he explained to the kids how important hard work is.Julia would, as a child, work at many different Jackson family wineries, after school and during the summers. Julia Jackson

This happens to be where Julia was able to form a life long relationship with one of the French speaking daughter of one of the winemakers, that happened to be employed by the family. Julias new friendship is the exact one that led to her learning French, spending a summer in Bordeaux and getting lost in a culture that she continues to love to this day. She is currently able to work along side the international sales team for the Jackson Family Wines. The team helps to introduce wine to a whole new generation of wine drinkers from all around the globe.

Jim Larkin: The legendary Activist Who crippled British Labour Policy and Revolutionised Trade Unionism

Jim Larkin, commonly known as Big Jim, was a famous trade unionist. He was conceived by Irish parents in January 1876 in the slum area of Liverpool, England. Jim was not well educated. Thus he did manual jobs to provide for himself. Jim was hired as the foreman at the Liverpool docks. He became a socialist and was devoted to ensuring the workers get fair job conditions.

Jim joined NUDL (National Union of Dock Labourers) and ultimately became a permanent trade union organizer in 1905. The organization were not pleased with his strike action techniques hence they transferred him to Dublin in 1907.

While in Dublin, Jim launched the ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers Union). Larkin wanted all Irish industrial workers, both skilled and unskilled to belong to one union that would champion for their welfare.

Jim Larkin released the political programme outline of the ITGWU in December 1908. It included the provision of work for the unemployed people, legal eight working hours a day, provision of pension for all employees above 60 years, adult suffrage, compulsory arbitration courts, as well as the nationalisation of railways, canals, and other means of transport. Jim wanted Ireland to serve the Irish people.

In 1912, Jim Larkin partnered with James Connolly, and they founded the Irish Labour Party, which led a series of strikes including the prominent 1913 Dublin Lockout. Jim knew that unskilled workers in Dublin had very few rights and was championing for their right to fair employment.

Over 100,000 workers boycott work for more than seven months and eventually they won. Constance Markievicz was inspired by Larkin’s speech during the industrial strike in 1913. Markievicz was amazed by the great power that emanated from Larkin’s speech. He had never met a man like Jim before.

Larkin’s methods were not violent; rather, they were sympathetic strikes that involved boycotting of goods. It was impractical for him to establish a mass trade union by demolishing the companies where his members worked. Despite the opposition faced from the Irish Press, Larkin and his union had numerous supporters including Constance Markievicz, Patrick Pearse, and William B. Yeats.

William’s poem that was released in September 1913 is perceived by many as a commentary on the Dublin Lockout.

Larkin led an anti-war demonstration in Dublin after the breakout of the First World War and urged the Irish people not to be involved in the war. He advised his people to fight for Ireland and not any other land.

In 1914, Jim departed for the United States of America, with the aim of raising funds to fight the British. While there, he joined Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Socialist Party of America. The Easter Rising of 1916 took place in Ireland while Jim was in America.

His close friend James Connolly passed away in the Easter Rising. In 1918, Jim established James Connolly Socialist Club in New York, in honour of his friend.

Jim was deported back to Ireland in 1920. He continued to champion for the rights of workers until his demise in 1947.

Read more: Jim Larkin – Biography

What You Didn’t Know About Dr. Clay Siegall and his Role in Seattle Genetics

For the likes of Dr. Clay Siegall, passion is a great skill that goes hand in hand with succeeding in any business venture. In an interview with Inspirery, the successful doctor said that his passion for improving the healthcare sector is what saw him launch Seattle Genetics. Also, Dr. Siegall earlier lost a relative to cancer what he attributed to the pain caused by the chemotherapy. According to Siegall, the chemotherapies needed some improvement, a thing that also saw the launch of Seattle Genetics besides the money part.

In an interview with Inspirery, the CEO of Seattle Genetics said that his firm generates great revenue from selling their own proprietary drugs which are doing well. Also, the company earns an income from licensing technologies and processes they have developed. When questioned about his profitable journey, Siegall said to Inspirery that it took almost a decade to comfortably enjoy the profits of his venture.

In any form of business, it is the customer who brings business and not the other way round. Dr. Clay Siegall understood this and that’s why in the early 2000s, he brought in staff with not only hard work but with a deep understanding in biotech, a field of their specialization. Also, Seattle Genetics releases great and unique products that go selling themselves. Besides, Seattle Genetics utilizes the skills of great legal team to strike promising deals to the firm.

About Dr. Clay Siegall

Dr. Clay Siegall is the co-founder of Seattle Genetics and serves as its President, chief executive officer, and the chairman of the board. Siegall is renowned for his scientific emphasis on targeted cancer treatments. As stated earlier, Dr. Siegall has a passion in improving the healthcare sector particularly the cancer field. Through his motivation, Dr. Siegall has driven Seattle Genetics to the leading position it stands today. Through partnerships with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, ADCETRIS has circulated global in more than 65 countries.

Under Siegall’s leadership, Seattle has entered into multiple strategic licenses for its ADC technology, all which generate lots of revenue. Before founding Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall was at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. He had joined this institute in 1991 and served for about six years. Also, Siegall served at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health.

Today, Dr. Siegall serves on the board of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Alder BioPharmaceuticals, and also the Washington Roundtable. Siegall’s effort and impact on the society would never go unrecognized. In 2013, the successful doctor was acknowledged as the University of Maryland Alumnus among others. Besides his busy schedules, Siegall is a distinguished author and has written over 70 publications.

Orange Coast College is reaching for the stars

Orange Coast College is getting a trip to the stars, and it’s coming in the form of an upgraded state of the art Planetarium. The new complex which is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018, will be the Jewel in the crown and they envy of other schools in the area.

Earlier this year retired professor Mary McChesney bestowed a $1 million dollar donation upon the project to cover the purchase of the Planetarium’s star piece, a Foucault Pendulum​​​, named for the French physicist Leon Foucault.

The purpose of the device is to demonstrate, with the use of a pendulum, how the Earth rotates. The endowment by McChesney in her name as well as the name of her late partner, Adelyn Bonin, who was a professor of German at the very same university.

Orange Coast College is a community college located in Costa Mesa and has been in the business of education since 1947. The school itself offers a vast curriculum which includes, of course, Astronomy.

Since its inception their message and mission has been simply to change lives through the gift of education, and with this new addition to the university they are sure to do that.

The university is hoping that the new complex will draw in fans of space exploration with its state of the art science sphere developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to simulate weather and an updated auditorium to seat 129.

The overall estimated cost of the project is $20 million dollars and the complex itself will be quite rightly positioned in the center of Orange College Science Quad.

Learn more about Orange Coast College:

http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/class_schedule/Pages/default.aspx

A Plethora of Beneful Dog Treats

Do you absolutely love feeding Beneful to your dog? Did you know they make treats too? Yes, they do. Take a look at Break-N-Bites for your large dog. You can either get crunchy treats, tender treats, or one of each for variety at your dog’s snack time.

If you have a smaller dog, fear not, Beneful has treats for them too. Introducing IncrediBites Minis. These come in crunchy, meaty, and dental varieties. There is also the Healthy Smile Dental Twists in sizes to accommodate all dogs. These dental treats are made with real peanut butter. All are designed to keep you dog’s teeth healthy and strong.

For a different take on dog treats, buy him or her Beneful Baked Delights Snackers. These come in peanut butter and cheese flavors and are accented with real vegetables and fruits. Or buy Beneful Baked Delights Hugs with genuine beef and cheese ingredients.

Can’t decide which Beneful treats to buy your dog? Buy one of each. That will keep it happy.

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Sheldon Lavin – Implementing Ways to Increase Hold of OSI Industries in Meat Processing Sector

The OSI Group has become one of the most preferred meat processing firms across the globe in recent times. Even the famous fast food chains like McDonalds and KFC are known to source part of their meat supply from OSI Industries. Many of the famous restaurants, fast food chains, and others, are known to order their supply their processed meat and food requirements from OSI Industries. The company has been around in the meat processing industry for over four decades, which makes it one of the most experienced firms in the sector. The company has flourished unprecedentedly in recent years under the leadership of the person who is also known as the tycoon in the fresh meat processing industry, Sheldon Lavin.

Surprisingly, Sheldon Lavin always wanted to become a financial executive, and he even became so during the first few years of his career. However, it is his interest in finance and the job as a finance and investment executive that connected him to the family that first owned the OSI Industries. Over the years, the bonding between the family and Sheldon Lavin grew, and the involvement as the financier of Sheldon Lavin grew into the company. It is this continuous participation in the company that eventually made him the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of OSI Industries, previously known as Otto and Sons. Sheldon Lavin left no stone unturned after he became the chairman of the company to restructure the company’s business and streamline the rough ends that have been eating up the majority of enterprise’s profits.

The move by Sheldon Lavin to implement corrective measures helped OSI Industries to increase its revenue, which also helped Sheldon Lavin to proceed towards global expansion of the company. Today, OSI Industries has a presence in over 17 countries and has 70 production units dotted across these 17 countries. The processed meat and food products that the company manufactures are distributed in many countries across the globe. The company employs more than twenty thousand people, which is a tremendous contribution to the society. Sheldon Lavin continues to plan new ways to increase the company’s hold in the meat processing industry.

Learn More: www.linkedin.com/in/sheldon-lavin-a325b98