OSI Group Partnership with McDonalds

OSI Group is among the world’s largest food supplier that has established operations in 17 countries across the globe. The company has hired more than 20,000 workers who hold various positions in the company. OSI Group is a growing presence in the evolving globalized economy of today. The company has partnered with other quality food brands and among its oldest partner is McDonald’s, which is the largest restaurant chain in the world that has established the fast food business in more than 100 countries. Although McDonald’s is famous for selling fries and burgers it also features variety of product like wraps, milkshakes, desserts and even soft drinks.

At the time when Ray Kroc was opening his OSI Group McDonalds restaurant as an agent, he entered into an agreement with Harry and Arthur, sons of the founder of OSI Group then known as Otto & Sons to be supplying his new business with meat products. Later Kory purchased McDonald’s from the founders, Richard and Maurice McDonald’s, and become the franchise’s CEO. The business kicked off and its partnership with OSI Group McDonalds developed into a long-lasting business relationship.Over the years OSI Group has continued supplying several chains of the McDonald’s with meat products. Initially, the main task for the company was to maintain consistency in all the products it was supplying as demanded by OSI Group McDonalds. Therefore, OSI Group came up with best meat products that could be transported over long distances and retain their quality.

It was also necessary for the company to avail affordable products so that the prices of the burgers in the restaurant could be reasonable.The technological breakthrough of the 1960s brought benefits , according to OSI Group because then they could preserve their meat products without worrying about it going stale. Additionally, they could transport the products longer distances than before to reach the OSI Group McDonalds restaurants that were located in various parts of the country even at a more affordable price.The technological innovation opened other doors for OSI Group to expand the business. Over the years, it has become McDonald core supplier, and in 1973 they collaborated in building McDonald’s a supply chain dealing exclusively with meat patties. The two companies are still partners to date.

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Steve Ritchie Implements Diversity Measures

In Papa John’s first advertisement campaign of the year, the company posted a video to social media the following message for customers: “You expected better from Papa John’s. So did we.” The campaign also included comments from customers expressing their disappointment in the Papa John’s brand. CEO Steve Ritchie also issued an open letter to Papa John’s employees, franchisees, and customers in which he outlines some of efforts the company has taken thus far. Steve Ritchie also said in the letter that the Papa John’s leadership team had recently underwent “unconscious bias training” and that there are plans to implement the program on a nationwide basis. In addition, the long promised independent cultural audit and probe of its diversity and inclusion practices is currently in progress with actionable recommendations to ensue.

Steve Ritchie Papa Johns recently completed a listening tour which saw the CEO and other Papa John’s leaders visit the cities of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Detroit, and Chicago to obtain feedback from team members and franchisees on how the company can perform better. CEO Steve Ritchie also intends to assemble a special advisory group of nationally respected experts in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion to shepherd the brand in these respects. Steve Ritchie also express a personal commitment to adding more females and minorities to the leadership team of Papa John’s. Papa John’s will also be launching two long-term initiatives as well. The first initiative involve the expansion and development of a minority-owned franchise program. The second initiative will establish a new foundation for the express purpose of making a positive impact in the communities in which employees reside and work. Steve Ritchie said that the company “will support causes that bring people together.” CEO Steve Ritchie also said that “Papa John’s is 120,000 corporate and franchise team members around the world. We stand for equity, fairness, respect and opportunity.”

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Dr. Saad Saad Warns About Missing Childhood Immunizations

One of the hot button topics involving kids are the necessity of vaccinations, and in a recent article, pediatric doctor, Dr. Saad Saad tells parents, if they don’t vaccinate it could be life threatening.


According to the World Health Organization, worldwide, nearly 20 million children’s miss childhood immunizations, which can lead to disabilities and unnecessary deaths. Dr. Saad Saad warns that immunizations protect your household as well as family, friends and peers that congregate in your network. So, you’re not only protecting yourself but everyone around you.


Since vaccines were invented, there has been fear about the possible side effects. A fear that was exacerbated 15 years ago with a study published – and now retired – in a renowned scientific journal. The Lancet linked autism with the triple vaccine (measles, rubella and mumps). Although both the research and its author were discredited by the scientific community, the legacy lives on and many parents refuse childhood immunizations.


Vaccinations Are A Social Responsibility


A big criticism of the personal, or family, decision not to vaccinate is the impact it has on society says Dr. Saad Saad. A few years, a major measles outbreak occured because people were not vaccinated.


For many of the patients, the story began as a 2015 holiday trip to one of the amusement parks in Disneyland, California. More than 90 children were infected with one of the most contagious diseases: measles. And 25 percent of those patients had to be hospitalized. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 96 cases in eight states, and additional infections in Mexico due to the Disneyland outbreak. In 82 percent of the cases, people were not vaccinated. The age of those affected varied between seven months and 70 years. Learn more: https://patch.com/new-jersey/longbranch/when-child-swallows-foreign-object-advice-dr-saad-saad


Physicians explain, when everyone is vaccinated, it is very difficult for the virus to enter, and if it does enter the system, the vaccine will offer protection from extreme circumstances. For those who are not vaccinated, the virus is very contagious, and a single contact can infect them very quickly.


There were very few measles cases in the US, up until 2015, but the number of infections have doubled since. Research shows that Infants and young children have been the most affected, and the majority of cases were among those who were not vaccinated. Still, because of high vaccination rates measles cases have remained rare among Americans.


Getting vaccinated at recommended ages protects children at the earliest possible age, and it could be a harbinger of the return of other diseases says Dr. Saad Saad. This makes it crucial for parents to follow through with childhood vaccinations.


Specializing in pediatric care and pediatric surgeries, Dr. Saad Saad is known for completing complex surgical procedures. He’s had the privilege of serving the Saudi Royal family, and the now-retired surgeon also served as Surgeon-in-Chief at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital in New Jersey. He received his M.D. degree from Cairo University and interned in England.


Alex Hern: Staying Above the competition

Who doesn’t love a application that can allow you to view a home or car without ever leaving your living room? XR technology and companies like Tsunami XR are taking on this challenge and winning. They have cleverly emerged themselves in the market to be a front runner of various companies attempting to do the same thing. CEO and co-founder Alex Hern understands that there is natural appeal to XR and everyone wants it. Augmented and virtual reality has taken consumers by storm and businesses are lining up to give them what they want. Most don’t realize that XR technology is mainly or was mostly used by Gamers.

They make up a huge chunk of the user base which is now expanding out to big corporations looking to cash in. Hern and his business associates have relied on creating what’s called Tsunami Workplaces and Studios. It’s a mixture of helping companies communication in ways they could have never imagined years ago. Instead of putting an entire team on a plane to discuss business, these workplaces offer connectivity from their own central offices. In addition to that, Tsunami studios offers an excellent business tool of 3D animation, simulation and rendering.

As XR reaches the Health Sciences it will reveal many new exciting discoveries within the medical field. Hern’s company is also working with large energy corporations. They have assisted many employees with pneumatic drill components by utilizing what is called Microsoft Hololens HMD. When using the Tsunami 3D and VR modeling solutions, the entire journey can take roughly 15 minutes. Tsunami also leads in the XR SaaS world. The XR technology is popping up on various platforms. Hern knew this early on as he was very keen on looking at the transformation of CPU to GPU computing in the last few years.

Sheldon Lavin Honored with the Prestigious Global Visionary Award

In 2016, Sheldon Lavin, the chairman and chief executive officer of OSI industries, received the Global Visionary Award. The prestigious award and recognition by India’s Vision World Academy that seek to recognize and appreciate the efforts of visionary leaders across the world and the roles they have in their field of operation.

It is particularly biased towards leaders who have demonstrated a great deal of passion, perseverance, and persistence in seeing their goals fruition. According to the academy, Sheldon received the award in recognition of the role he has played in turning OSI Food Industries fortunes around.

Sheldon Lavin and OSI Group

Sheldon joined OSI Group when the meat processing company was at the brink of collapse. It was riddled with numerous management, finance, and operational challenges that affected its bottom line and the achievement of its mission.

He would, however, help formulate survival tactics that got the company back on its feet. More importantly, he helped its founders expound on the company’s vision and change from dominating the local market to emerging as the global meat industry leader.

He has spent the last four decades cultivating this dream and making it a reality. During this time, he has conquered new markets through acquisitions and mergers, set up modern processing facilities all over the world, and established new global supply and consumption partnerships. This dedication and persistence made Sheldon Lavin a favorite for the award.

More about Sheldon

Sheldon Lavin started as a finance expert and an active player in the alternative investment industry. He was contracted by Otto & Sons, the founders of OSI industries, in the early 1970s to help them restructure the company’s finances. Sheldon would take the opportunity to valuable advice and inject capital that led to a partnership with Otto’s Sons before he eventually took over its administration as Chairman and CEO.

In the years that followed Sheldon Lavin turned the once localized meat wholesaler to an international household name. Under Sheldon’s leadership, the food manufacturer has expanded operations to over 17 countries across the globe. Here, it operates 60 processing facilities manned by over 20,000 employees making it one of the largest food processors and distributors.

Sujit Choudhry, the father of constitutional processes

Sujit Choudhry, a constitution expert, believes that his work stems from the use of real examples and is meant to be used on the ground. Before embarking on anything, they consult with policy partners to be able to pinpoint issues that are critical to a lot of countries. This they do only when they encounter a void whereby knowledge is non-existent, incomplete or is out of date. The reason for their thorough research is to have an audience for their findings. The inclusion of policy partners is to be able to provide information on every stage of their work and make knowledge available online in as many languages as possible. A final ingredient top their process is to include experts who are located in those countries to bring the spark in the work and make it relevant to those areas. The above is Sujit Choudhry typical process when attempting to make a change through the constitutional law which is his area of expertise, see (Patch.com). The professor is a director at the center of constitutional transitions which is responsible for mobilizing information and knowledge that is used in assembling as well as providing direction to international experts to finish research projects that give options, especially when dealing with policies to practitioners. Sujit Choudhry partners with a global network of multilateral organizations, universities as well as think tanks that are concerned with the development of constitutions as well the amendments of the documents and its impact on the masses. Currently, Sujit Choudhry is dealing with the subject of territorial cleavages as an essential component of constitutional transitions. Learn more here at iconnectblog.com.

Read more facts about Sujit here at http://sujitchoudhry.com/about/.

Sujit Choudhry also holds various positions that include being a consultant to the World Bank as well as the United Nations. When he is not dealing with duties that pertain to the multiple organizations he publishes book chapter, reports, articles that do with constitutional ideas. He has also lectured in some of the most prestigious universities that include University of California, New York, and Toronto. His life is a testament that perusing ones passion can lead to a person contributing immensely towards a higher purpose that leads to nations uniting and peace prevailing.

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Who is Ryan Seacrest?

Ryan Seacrest has a resume that anyone could proudly boast. He began his broadcasting career many years ago, working his way to the top of the game. His handsome face certainly makes him easy to look at on the television screen, but he’s far more than a handsome face. He’s talented, charming, and knows how to capture the attention of his audience. Now, Seacrest is the host of American Idol, hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, produces Keeping’ Up With the Kardashians, and is the co-host of Live! With Kelly & Ryan. Plus, he founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to help students better understand broadcasting and broadcasting careers. He is a busy man who always starts his day with Matcha tea and coffee and eventually, gets around to a workout.

RSP, Ryan Seacrest Productions, was founded in 2006. His company has turned into a powerhouse for entertainment and digital programming. It is through this company that he produced the E! Shows and many others. Seacrest used his college education to form this business, which has certainly been a huge success from the start. The new NBC series ‘Shades of Blue’ is produced by RSP. This show stars Jennifer Lopez, everyone’s favorite Jenny on the block. RSP also produced Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and Emmy-award winning reality show.

Aside from these many attributes, Seacrest also has his own fashion line, sold exclusively at Macy’s. The fashion line launched in 2014 and features men tailored clothing and accessories for the ambiguous man who wants his fashion style to show amongst the crowd. This line is one of the most successful ever sold at Macy’s. He also released a skincare line for men, with products influenced and created by Dr. Lancer. Seacrest also has several endorsements with big brands like Ford and Coca-Cola.

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Richard Liu Qiangdong reveals what helped his company to succeed in the e-commerce industry

Richard Liu Qiangdong, the founder of the largest online retail platform in China, talked about what helped business to succeed during the annual world economic forum of 2018. To bring things to a clear perspective, Liu built the online platform from scratch to become the largest online retailer in China. In January this year, Forbes ranked him among the top wealthy Chinese business people with an estimated net worth of eleven billion dollars.

But how did Richard Liu start?

Initially, Richard Liu Qiangdong wanted to venture into politics. He even enrolled for a course in Sociology in a college in Beijing. He grew in a modest family where his parents owned a small transportation company dealing with the transportation of coal from China to the south. By the time Liu completed university; the family business was already crumbling.

While in college, Richard Liu enrolled for programming classes and even started coding as a freelancer. By his third year in college, he established his first business using his saving and money borrowed from his parents. Unfortunately, his business collapsed and left him in debt.

After graduating from college, Liu joined a Japanese health firm, where he worked for two years. He later quit his job and started another business, known as Jingdong. At first, Jingdong was a brick and mortar store, which quickly grew to twelve stores. When SARS broke out in 2004, Richard Liu was forced to close his stores and started selling his products online.

How JD.com succeeded as an online platform

When Liu established his online retail platform, the market was chaotic. The Chinese market was filled with counterfeit products, and the existing businesses did not care much about their customers. Liu Qiangdong came up with new rules that set him apart from his competitors.

Saying NO to counterfeit products

When Liu established Jingdong, he decided that his business would only deal with original and genuine products. Within a few years, his company won the trust of millions of shoppers who are out looking for genuine products. Liu also streamlined the delivery system and customer care by ensuring that products are shipped within a short time, and customer complaints are resolved whenever they arise.

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David McDonald Education And Work Background

David McDonald grew up in the farms of Northeast Iowa. He was fascinated by agriculture from a tender age due to the farm surroundings. He attended Iowa state university, where he graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.

Following his graduation, he joined OSI Group, an international food processing company in Chicago, as a project manager. He was delegated with the responsibility of developing the company to international levels particularly in Asia and Latin America. Through his commitment and reliability to the company over the years, his responsibilities stretched out to the position of Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group. David McDonald also serves in the Board of Directors for OSI Group as well as other responsibilities in its Group companies.

David McDonald was acknowledged for being an outstanding senior who displayed quality character, exceptional performance in academics and university activities, with a potential of continuing with the desirables characters after school. He was conferred the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. He remains dedicated to the Iowa State University, being an active participant in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative in the university. David McDonald plays a significant role in the agricultural sector. He is the former chairman of the American Meat Institute, the leading association in the meat industry. He became the first chairman of the North American Meat Institute, which is a merger between the North American Meat Association and the American Meat Association.

David is also a known philanthropist. He generously offers his financial support the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship fund. He has also established various internship placements at David McDonald OSI Group for students studying at Iowa State University. He is an active member of the university’s alumni association. In 2004, he won the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. As a result of his support towards the University and community, he won the Iowa State University Foundation’s Emerging Philanthropist Award. David McDonald OSI Group has had significant expansions and acquisitions around the globe under his watch. These include the operative processing factories in China, acquisition of the Tyson Group in Chicago, Baho Foods and Flagship Europe later rebranded to Creative Foods Europe.

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Fortress Investment Group: Twenty Years of Sound Investment Management

Since its inception, Fortress Investment Group has been blazing new – and innovative – trails in the world of alternative investment strategies. Beginning in 1998 with a focus on private equity management this company would go on to become one of the largest investment firms in the industry managing over $40 billion invested by their clients from around the globe.

Fortress Investment Group believes in taking risks from a position of power and sound investment strategy. This type of investment process requires patience to reap the benefits of a vast array of investment protocols that range from real estate to hedge fund investments.

Based in New York, NY this company employs nearly 1000 of most qualified professionals in the investment field. Fortress Investment Group can accommodate the full spectrum of investment needs; whether it has to with acquisitions, mergers, or investments derived from assets, this well-established firm has built a reputation of client satisfaction in every area of operational investment management.

The successful management of any portfolio is of critical importance to the individual investor – or investment group. Fortress Investment Group understands the gravity of this critical responsibility and strives to give the client confidence and security in all areas of the investment process. This is the reason they do the extensive research needed to give the greatest opportunity to the client and to gain the maximum return on their investment.

Fortress Investment Group has always been a company that takes a creative approach to investment management by developing new and innovative concepts in alternative investment strategies. It is this type of strategy that has served this company well since its founding. Regardless of the economic climate, this firm has continued to flourish throughout the ups and downs of global financial downturns and bull markets. This is an investment firm that will continue to beat the odds regardless of market conditions both now and in the future.