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OSI Group, under the able leadership of President and COO David McDonald, has in the recent past sought to strengthen its global foothold in the food processing industry. The Aurora-based food processor has thus embarked on an expansion mission that has seen the company expand most of their processing plants, especially in Europe and China as well as acquire well-performing regional brands like Baho Foods. But what role has David McDonald played in this expansion and sustainability of the company? Here are a few events that show his contribution towards achieving the goals global leadership goals.

Championing the understanding of local cultures

When it comes to running a global enterprise, especially in the food industry, David understands that it takes more than good strategies and adherence to local regulations. He believes that it takes it a deep understanding of the domestic consumers taste preferences. Therefore, since he took over the position of the company president, David has emphasized on the need for the company staff to keep abreast with the local consumer taste buds as it significantly affects the company’s efficiency.

Backing OSI Group’s expansion plans

As chief of operations, one of David’s roles at the food company involves constant evaluation of the company’s performance and coming up with recommendations for possible improvement. Interestingly, most of his proposals involve initiating expansion programs of a significant number of the company’s close to 50 food processing plants in over 17 countries.

Key among these expansion programs is the proposed addition of two new mega-plants to the eight already in existence in China. According to David, the two plants will upon completion center OSI Group as one of the country’s leading food processor and the largest poultry producer. Backing the company’s extensive investments in China, David mentions that the country continues to be the largest growing consumer in the world. OSI would, therefore, like to be part of this tremendous growth just like it has for over two decades now.

Maintaining key partnerships

Even with the massive expansion and acquisition programs that the company has initiated in the recent past, David is quick to note it wouldn’t have been possible without critical partners. These primarily refer to the company’s leading consumers who he has fostered fundamental relations with by involving them in each the company’s moves as well as responding positively to their recommendations. He remains confident that these interactions help the company maintain valuable engagements with these consumers that are key to the company’s sustainability and to know more

1938 was the last time it happened: A oil well was drilled off the shores of Mexico by Petroleos Mexicanos, a state-owned company at the time. On May 21, 2017, it happened again, this time as a joint project between three energy companies, Talos Energy LLC of Houston, Premier Oil Plc of London, and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas. The drilling operation was expected to take ninety days to complete and cost around $16 million.The Zama-1 well is located off the coast of the Mexican state of Tabasco in the Sureste Basin and was expected to produce anywhere between 100 and 500 million barrels of crude oil. Elaine Reynolds, an analyst with Edison Investment Research Ltd. stated that the location made it likely to be a success because of the geological characteristics of the basin.

“As the first non-Pemex well to be drilled since the opening up of Mexican waters as part of the country’s energy reform process, this well will be keenly watched by the industry,” she concluded. Analyst Charlie Sharp of Canaccord Genuity Ltd. also noted the project would be the most watched this year because of its importance after the Mexican reforms to their energy market. The country’s goal to attract foreign energy companies to its oil reserves has begun to pay off.

Ash Shepard, Talos Energy’s commercial manager in Mexico won Oil and Gas Investor’s Thirty Under 40 award for his part in making the initial contracts a reality, which were the first to be finalized since the 2013 Constitutional Energy Reforms there. In part due to his own efforts, Talos Energy had become the first foreign energy company to develop an oil well in Mexico since 1938.Headquartered in Houston, Talos Energy LLC is a private energy firm with a focus on exploration and production of oil reserves in the Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. The company is well funded with backing from Riverstone Holdings LLC, Apollo Global Management LLC, and their own management.

End Citizens United is a political movement that seeks to make changes in some important aspects of the political system in the country. It a movement that belongs to a Political Action Committee that is an umbrella where most political movements in the country belong to. The End Citizens United differ with the elections funding in the United States of America. This movement wants to make sure that billionaires don’t hold the country captive by funding political candidates. Read for more on End Citizens United on Amazon.com

The End Citizens United was started in 1st March in the year 2015. This political group is funded by the community and not the known billionaires who it fights as it would be ironical for it to funded by them. The End Citizens United main objective is to make changes in the financing of political campaigns. It mobilizes the people to ensure that their voices are heard. What happens is, when billionaires funds a politician to get into office, they would pressure the elected leader to amend the laws that would favor them and their business. This would mean that the people would not be part of any decision making processes.

The End Citizens United was majorly against the Supreme Court ruling in the year 2010, which allowed the Political Action Committee to bring money and fund politicians without any limits. A political office is an office where anyone can be free to join and not only the elite majority. This would make sure that they serve the people who voted for them and not want to enrich themselves and acquire properties.

Over 400,000 Americans have put pressure on Congress to pass the End Citizens United petition against billionaires funding of political candidates. The movement, however, has some challenges where some experts in matters of a political campaign are not supportive. For an amendment to be made effective, it must garner the majority votes which must be two-thirds of both houses.

There have been huddles in the making of changes in the congress whereby some Republicans have been seen to be making it hard for the End Citizen United to pass these amendments. This has seen the political movement back Democrats and any other persons who may be supportive of the electoral reforms.

However, even if everyone supports the campaign not everyone is honest as some want to use the platform to get votes as the End Citizen United movement is seen to be a big movement with so many people following and supporting it. This has made End Citizen United decide unanimously that anyone who would be supportive of the reforms would be given full support so that they can be able to successfully beat the free-spending billionaires who are spending to make sure the reforms to the campaign financing receives no opposition from anyone.

Learn more:http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/end-citizens-united-pac-wants-make-its-name-reality



Most people in the office have skills for specific roles but rarely do they have leadership skills. Leaders always require particular leadership skills that can enable them to interact with team members and other employees. Jeffry Schneider believes that good leaders ensure things run smoothly during meetings or regular routines. He thinks that a leader should have some specific leadership skills to be able to control how things run in the office. According to him, some of the leadership skills a leader should have when performing regular duties in the office include the following:

1.Have objectives for meetings

During meetings, it’s important for people officiating them to have clear goals to avoid confusions. A meeting should always have set objectives to enable team members to give opinions and ideas without causing any confusion or wandering around a specific point.

A meeting should always have clear and few agendas to discuss. Many agendas result in team members losing focus on the most important things. To be able to solve issues in your firm, leaders have to identify significant problems that need to be given priority.

2.Be clear and straightforward

According to Jeffry, being clear means that other team members must be able to understand your terms. This can be achieved by asking your team members to contribute relevant information or to give main points depending on your topic of discussion.

3.Communicate with employees appropriately

Leaders are required to explain organizational goals and tasks to employees in different forms of communication. Communication can be done via emails, phone, one-on-one, as departments or full-staff conversations. Smooth communication is vital for easy flow of work.

5.Leaders should be creative

Leaders should always find innovative ways to make informed decisions without making any mistakes. This requires them to think outside the box. In case of any problems, leaders are always expected to come up with better ways to solve them.

6.Leaders should be committed to their work

Leaders are always required to lead by example in the workplace. If a leader always commits to finish assignments on time, the employees will follow suit. Start by setting foot on what you want your organization to grow to. Act as the company brand ambassador, and this will definitely translate to your staff.

7.Empowers employees

A good leader should always give directions to their work and time. Leaders cannot do all types jobs available in the office; instead, they should distribute different task to the employees based on their skills. Employees who get empowered by their leaders always offer better services and deliver well-done jobs.

8.Motivate their employees

Most leaders assume that increasing employee salary always motivates them, but this is the reverse of what it is. Most employees feel motivated when they feel appreciated, get recognized for their hard work, awarded, or if employers believe in them by adding them more responsibilities in the firm. It’s important to be sure of ways that make your employers feel motivated as they play a part in the growth of the organization.

9.Create a positive working environment

Most employees are always focused in the workplace and rarely do they engage in any conversations with their employees. Employees always yearn to go to the office if the working environment best suits them. Therefore leaders are always required to involve themselves in interacting with employees to learn about their problems, share ideas, and enhance team building.

These are some of the leadership skills that Jeffry Schneider advises any leader to have to attain success in their organizations. On the other hand, he believes that in as much as a leader has all the above leadership skills, he should be able to set clear rules such as deadlines for accomplishing given tasks. This always enhances smooth flow of work in the office.

Barbara Stokes is the chief executive officer of Green Structure Home (GSH) of Alabama. She attended Mercer University and studied biomedical engineering and physics in 2001. Barbara also enrolled for structures and properties of materials, manufacturing and management, thermodynamics, and technical communication courses while in the University.

Work History

Barbara Stokes has worked at Pisces Corporation and Boeing before joining Green Structure Home. She has experience in dealing with government contracts. The talented leader is proud to chair GSH activities in supporting FEMA mission and the US government. The mother of three is also a committed volunteer in Huntsville. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.

Green Structure Home of Alabama

Green Structure Home of Alabama, Inc. deals with modular steel and wood frame homes. GSH provides environmentally friendly, technological, and energy-efficient houses that offer minimal imported workforce, faster build times, and great project budget accuracy. The homes have lower energy, maintenance, and insurance costs.

The art technology makes sure the homes are resistant to pests, mold, and mildew. It also enables fast-modular transport erection and customizable structures that can fit into one or multiple bedroom units. The houses are made of light gauge steel or wood construction products. On the outside, they resemble the executive apartments.

Customers decide on the interior they wish to have for their homes. GSH designs the bathrooms and kitchens using marble and granite. Erections have minimal effect on the environment and site. It takes the experts few days to erect the structure. They usually install steel roof to reflex sun radiation.

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Green Structure Home standardizes the manufacturing procedures and processes to make sure that the used materials in construction, design, and form are of the highest quality. They have an independent team that examines the quality of the procedures enforced throughout the installation and manufacturing process. These professionals prepare a report about the structure and send to the management for evaluation.

Green Structure Home of Alabama uses advanced engineering, manufacturing, and design techniques. The well-maintained plant has acquired its reputation for using high-quality materials and quality-minded processes in constructing units. Leaders like Barbara Stokes are familiar with the housing industry. They work as a team to help the firm overcome market-related problems and external forces.

Barbara Stokes heads GSH on offering administration logistics like complete facilities management, periodic fleet reports, and maintenance review. GSH has partnered with Eglin Air Force to facilitate custom designed, manufactured, and engineered structure. The proprietary designs were the largest project at Eglin. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

Osteoporosis is a major risk illness that affects people whose bone density decreases at a faster rate than it forms. Life Line Screening offers extensive screening services to help diagnose the condition before it advances to an adverse state. The physicians use ultrasound technology to detect abnormal thickness or density in bones. They critically analyze the tibia and give a conclusive result to the patient. Life Line screening advises candidates at the risk of developing osteoporosis to undergo a screening test at least once a year.

Statistics indicate that osteoporosis is a condition that affects millions of people across the world each year. The United States’ medical reports indicate that at least two million people suffer from broken bones every year. The medical resources and services used to attend to the patients total up to around $19 billion. Medical analysts estimate that the price will skyrocket to $25.3 billion in only eight years. The most expensive tool used in scanning bone density is the DXA X-Ray machine.

Life Line Screening has collaborated with Europe’s most prominent manufacturer of medical devices to heighten the efficiency of their services. Bone Index Limited is a top provider of medical technology and will be servicing Life Line Screening with innovative tools for various purposes. The firm’s Bindex point of care machine calculates the bone’s thickness while the embedded algorithm calculates the density index. Density at the hip is measured using the DXA tool.

The chief executive officer of Bone Index remarked that Life Line Screening would receive exponential services to help in all the screening events they host on an annual basis. Life Line Screening hosts approximately 15,000 events per year across the States. They test for indications of vascular abnormities and odd bone densities. The vice president of Life Line Screening seconded that remark by stating that Bone Index has privileged them with an opportunity to heighten the quality of their work and ultimately improve the lives of Americans. He is confident that Life Line Screening will be an exceptional firm in offering the best services in the industry.

The CEO of Bindex added that his company was enthusiastic to begin working with Life Line Screening. Bindex has 19 active patents in Europe, Japan, Chin and the United States. The firm has earned a name as a remarkable manufacture of medical tech and currently leads in osteoporosis screening in Finland. Life Line Screening revealed that they have an aim to foster a long-term relationship with the firm.

Learn More: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Line_Screening

In our careers, we look upon other parties who have been fortunate for encouragement and motivation. Through them, we learn good methodologies that we can employ in our ventures. We also avoid the mistakes they did. By reading their stories, we understand that their journey was equally tough to ours. Louis Chenevert is one of the most influential business people in the world.

Louis success began when he studied Production Management. He was not ready to let this education go to drain. He worked at General Motors for 14 years. Before he left the company, he served as their Production Manager. Read more at French Tribune.

He was later given a chance to work with Pratt & Whitney, an aircraft engine manufacturer. The sales of the company raised rapidly with him in the business. They were not blind to see this talent. They, therefore, made him the chief executive officer of the company, in six years’ time. This was just the beginning of his legacy.

In 2006, Louis Chenevert was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). The company deals with a variety and diversified products. The position, therefore, needed an open-minded person. Louis Chenevert pulled through the job through his high level of innovation.

Learn more: https://www.wingsjournal.com/louis-chenevert-business-giant-took-sea

The other factor that led to his legacy is leading the company to invest in future technology. He says that this strategy was going to ensure that the economy of the country was stable.

Many investors are applying Louis’s techniques in their businesses. This is because they have proofed effective. The current UTC CEO is not an exception. He says that through the application of his methodology, the company can maintain the standards that he set for them.

The current CEO is a believer in future technology as well. This is why there are programs that allow the employees to take degrees of their choice. This has helped improve the performance of the company.

Louis Chenevert led to the high ranking of the company. It is the decisions that he made that led to the prominence of the firm. This is why despite hi stepping down, UTC owes him gratitude. He will be forever remembered. Visit utc.com to know more about Louis Chenevert.

The End Citizens United which is a national political committee has named Sheldon Whitehouse, the USA Senate as a campaign finance reform champion. The organization has endorsed him also for the re-elections to be conducted in 2018. End Citizens United has been playing an important role when it comes to the politician’s campaign that normally rules against the decisions that have been made by the Citizens United of the Supreme Court. The organization has also improved the ability of other corporations when it comes to making contributions concerning political matters. Sheldon Whitehouse was against the decision and he also has a history of asking for more precisions in expenditure and donations that are based politically.

In 2017, Mr. Whitehouse published a book that was titled Captured meaning The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. Neil Gorsuch who is the Justice of the Supreme Court was a while ago questioned by Sheldon Whitehouse about the Millions used up in the support of his election nomination. Due to this, there was the criticism of Whitehouse by certain Republicans like John Loughlin who is a former State representative. This was as a result of showing a blind eye towards the mystery money termed as the dark money used in benefiting the Democratic campaigns. According to the End Citizens United, over $4,000,000 was contributed within a very short time.

The End Citizens United has in the past developed projects which are expected to raise more than $35 million prior to the 2018 Congress elections. This is considered an improvement when compared to the $25 million which was acquired in the election period of 2016. The Executive Director and President of the PAC, Tiffany Muller said that of the 100,000 individuals who contributed during the first 3 months, it was the first time ever for approximately 40,000 individuals. Tiffany further stated that their main mission is to appoint champions who are reformed to Congress financially. The committee has recently urged its donors to raise $500,000 towards the congress campaign of a new political aspirant based in Georgia named as Jon Ossoff.

Jon Ossoff has managed to amaze the End Citizens United by contributing approximately $4 million towards the April elections in order to get the position of the Secretary in the department of Human and Health Services based in the suburban Atlanta. In the past, Tiffany Muller served as the Senate’s deputy political director. End Citizens United opens its doors for contributions from unions and corporations for candidate elections. It has also led to the launch of exemplary PACs that consume and raise money that is unlimited. End Citizens United serves as a traditional group that does not normally accept donations greater than $5,000 from one donor.

Learn more:https://actionnetwork.org/groups/end-citizens-united


Beneful has become the company that changes the way that consumers perceive dog food. More people are going to consider what Beneful is doing because it the company has a variety of flavors. The commercials have dogs that are jumping and looking happy. The Beneful brand is one that has Beneful Healthy Weight, and a lot of consumers are pleased with this variety.

Beneful has certainly made it possible for more people to buy dog food like Beneful Healthy Smile and Beneful Prepared Meals. There are wet and dry dog food brands that allow people to get food that has real ingredients. There are ingredients like roasted chicken, lamb, vegetable accents and a plethora of other things.

Beneful commercials have made it possible for people to see how dogs respond to the dog food. More people are interested in dog food that is healthy, and Beneful presents many healthy options.


In the recent past, regenerative medicine has been famous and acceptable by many patients across the world. This is why, biomaterials, molecules, and cells have been donated and transplanted to patients to cure existing injuries and disorders. However, there is a wide gap in the regenerative medicine sector to meet the world’s high demand for cell transplant. Furthermore, regenerative medicine hasn’t been major medical treatment practice in most areas of medicine.

The earliest mode of cell therapy was blood transfusion which is popular in numerous clinics. It was followed by bone marrow transplantation that applied the bone marrow stem cells from a donor to victims of blood cancer. Cell therapy enabled a patient with severe burn injuries and scalds to have a transplant and heal from the injury. Additionally, it produces extraordinary clinical outputs that saves thousands of patients.

The Toronto Surgeon and regenerative medicine professional, Dr. Cameron Clokie, is a serial entrepreneur, a scientist, a maxillofacial and oral surgeon. Dr. Clokie is the Induce Biologics Inc’s Chief Executive Officer that provides innovative solutions for reconstruction of musculoskeletal. He joined McGill University obtained a Doctor Dental Surgery in 1985 and a Bone Regeneration doctorate (Ph.D.). He has engaged in clinical practice and academic dentistry for over 3 decades. Furthermore, he served in various positions on the scientific advisory boards in numerous companies.

In 1998, Cameron Clokie became the Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Professor at the University of Toronto. He made numerous international and national presentations and published numerous papers on regenerative medicine and bone reconstruction. Dr. Cameron Clokie presented the Health and Longevity, Science and Technology that focused on the future of regenerative medicine in 2006.

In 2017, Cameron Clokie retired from academics and focus on his company; Induce Biologics Inc. He successfully collaborated with enterprises to remit his regenerative medicine knowledge into commercially feasible businesses. He has handled numerous surgeries and saved the lives of thousands of patients that needed cell therapy. Dr. Clokie practices the full scope of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.