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There are millions of freelancers out there that are searching for work on online platforms. One of the most popular platforms online that help in connecting freelancers with the clients is Upwork. It has millions of clients and freelancers, and if you want to build your career as a freelancer, then makes sure to register at Upwork today. The experts at Upwork posted a blog recently that discussed the importance of having a to-do list. Upwork is a company that believes that freelancers can make their career and gets a regular flow of work if they are organized and disciplined with their work.

In the blog post about the benefits of maintaining a to-do list, it was mentioned that freelancers should make it a habit of creating a to-do list at night. It would ensure that in the morning, there is no headache of creating a to-do list and wasting time. The bigger tasks should be divided into smaller tasks as it would help in giving you a sense of accomplishment upon finishing each task and would not burden you with the load of work. There are many digital applications that can be downloaded on your phone as well that would help you maintain a to-do list, and would also give you reminders about a deadline and pending tasks.

It has been seen that freelancers who create a to-do list are better at completing tasks on time in comparison to those who don’t. Freelancers who work for Upwork often get too much work that is difficult for them to handle. A to-do list allows them to complete them right on time and on the basis of projects that are paid more than others. Thus, to be successful at Upwork, one should ensure that they create a to-do list every night before going to bed.


OSI Group is one of the biggest company in the world today. It operates food production and supply business. They deal with meant and proteins foods. The company is now the leading company in this industry. It is operating in 17 countries and has built 65 production plants to meet the needs of the industry. It is a company that has recorded immense growth in the past one century. Although the company was started in 1909, it is in the late decades of the 20th century that it managed to grow its influence in the other regions. Its headquarters are based in Aurora, Illinois.

The origin of this company is interesting. A German immigrant who migrated to the United States and settled in Chicago started a butcher shop within two years of coming into the U.S. the meat business expanded and became a wholesale business in two decades. He brought his two sons into the management of the company and even renamed it, Otto & Sons. After renaming the company, his two sons Harry and Arthur took over the management of the business. It was until the Second World War that the company grew to become one of the most important food companies in the region. Read this article at Gazette to know more.

The breakthrough of the meat business finally came in the form of OSI Group McDonalds. McDonald’s opened the first restaurant in Illinois. They hired Otto & Sons, now OSI Group as a supplier of hamburgers. This deal marked the beginning of unstoppable growth for the two companies. OSI Group McDonalds is a deal that has lasted ever since. Even today, they have maintained a close working relationship, with OSI supplying meat to McDonald’s in some parts of the world.

OSI Group McDonalds has done a great job and ensured that there is sufficient food production capacity in the world. Though each one is running an independent business, it is the partnership that has significantly contributed to the growth. OSI Group McDonalds has continue to dominate the food industry through production and supply of food products. The partnership is likely to last longer, and each of the companies has continued to improve their operations over the years. Check: http://www.hoovers.com/company-information/cs/company-profile.osi_group_llc.dcd204194f67e57f.html


The Roc Nation, and former SC Enterprises organizations have been developed with a unique management structure known to those in the group as the Hova Circle of Influence. Each member of this inner circle around Jay-Z and his superstar wife, Beyonce has been hand chosen for their loyalty and belief in the couple when they were struggling to find early success. Almost every member of this inner circle was recently name-checked by the couple on their debut as The Carters, “Everything Is Love.”

A good example of the success following the Hova Circle of Influence is OG Juan Perez, a former studio employee who spent much of the 90s and 00s working alongside Jay-Z on his early breakthrough albums. Perez was so influential in his work as a producer and engineer the rapper even name-checked him on his “The Black Album” Perez was unable to work on. Both OG Juan and his wife, Roc Nation executive, Desiree Perez have been afforded the opportunity to work alongside Jay-Z on a number of ventures, including the Roc-A-Familia record label and the Roc Nation Sports brand.

Although the Latin-themed label was closed within a couple of years, the Roc Nation Sports brand continues to go from strength to strength under the leadership of Desiree and OG Juan Perez. The Hova Circle of Influence has been created to develop along the lines of a cooperative where the interests of the individual are encouraged to benefit the many. The success of OG Juan Perez was highlighted at his recent 50th birthday party which saw him pick up a bar bill of more than $90,000 and treat his colleagues to a meal costing over $10,000.

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Madison street capital recently named their newest member of the management team, Lawrence Alioto, poised to serve the managing director for its capital markets team. The international investment banking and corporate advisor added that Alioto’s role within the company will revolve around the technology sector. He is particularly expected to advise the firm’s clients in this industry on mergers and acquisitions as well as guide their corporate transactions.

 

While making the announcement, current Madison street capital CEO, Charles Botchway argued that the company’s decision to bring Alioto on board was informed by the increased demand from technology industry clients. He would also hail Alioto’s wealth of experience in the sector. Going forward, Charles mentioned that he foresees an increased number of technology companies and thus an ever increased need for Alioto’s specialized skills and experience.

 

Why Lawrence Alioto?

 

Having spent more than three decades working with different capital market players both locally and internationally, Lawrence Alito has accumulated a wealth of experience about the capital markets. This makes him the perfect candidate to fill up the post. The new director started his career as a futures and currency traders on the floor of the Chicago mercantile exchange before joining San Francisco’s PaineWebber as their registered representative.

 

Alioto would later serve with different other capital markets and technology industry outfits throughout his career. He would, however, get the much-needed career boos in 2004 when he joined other partners to start VeriTainer Corporation that developed anti-terror scanning systems for maritime containers. His contributions here saw him become the corporation’s president before his exit in 2013. Since then, Alioto has dedicated most of his time towards helping technology companies across the country source for finances and reshape their development agendas.

 

More about Madison street capital

 

Madison street capital specializes in offering corporate financial advisory to different companies across multiple industries. One of their specialist niches includes business valuation, mergers, and acquisitions as well as financial opinions. Madison services also come in handy for companies seeking capital raises or management restructures.

 

According to Madison streets management, the dedication, integrity, and commitment exhibited by its staff in handling their client’s business deals remain their key selling point. This reputation has seen the Chicago based company expand operations to the cover a large part of North America before extending to North Africa and Asia. Their most recent expansion strategy saw the corporate adviser open up offices in the rapidly growing and business-friendly city of Austin.

 

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Bernard Chia is the businessman who formed Organo Gold in 2008. He operates together with his partner, Shane Morand, who supervises the firm’s straight selling initiatives. The firm functions with a scientific advisory board in which Dr. Li offers specialized knowledge in the production sector. He monitors the facility and certifies the organic components of the coffee. Personal distributors buy goods from the firm’s wholesale to gain some benefits. Through their hard work, they sell the goods and receive a 50% commission on what they have sold.

Organo Gold utilizes multilevel marketing through which people endorse and sell the firm’s goods on a continuous process. The suppliers, sales team and the firm share gains as a segment of the domino effect procedure. Bernard’s goods mixture gourmet coffee with Ganoderma, which is an Asian herb. This is what has made the firm outstanding due to the herb which contains a variety of health benefits such as assisting in controlling cholesterol and has antiviral features. Furthermore, it helps in weight loss, increasing energy levels, can prevent cancer, preventing diseases that come from excessive alcoholism, supports the immune system, and reduces stress. The firm also produces Ganoderma products other than coffee such as Ganoderma supplements, Ganoderma blended hot chocolate, and tea.

 

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Organo Gold firm’s 2010 revenues were approximated to be $35 million globally, according to research findings. Coffee is preferred as a social drink that has resulted to be the core menu element of multiple coffee retail outlets. It is a beverage that is interesting to many, especially in the morning as they prepare to start their day. Organo Gold provides a variety of products extending from individual care Nutraceuticals to coffees. The firm functions with over 45 different nations across the world. The firm’s coffee products are also economical, making it easy for the customers to purchase.


Mr. Shiraz Boghani was born in Kenya. He then moved to the United Kingdom in 1969. On arrival in the United Kingdom, he trained to be an accountant in London. He is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of The Splendid Hospitality Group. Under the management of building hotel industry, the Splendid Group has produced the top services in the hotel and other related services. Shiraz always services, designs, operates, renovates and makes many comfortable hotels that he manages all over England. Splendid Groups operates in the United Kingdom and owns more than 20 operating hotels. Shiraz has proven to be one of the best entrepreneurs who used the opportunity and ventured into the hotelier industries in London, England. He has excellently performed his duties in the hotelier industries which has made him recognized as the best Hotelier of the Year in 2016 and was awarded by the Asian Business Awards. For latest updates connect with Shiraz Boghani on Twitter.

One of the best achievement he has is the development of The Hilton London Bankside Hotel at the cost of more $120 million. Other achievements of Shiraz includes The Conrad London St. James, The Grand Hotel and Spa, and The York and Holiday in London.

Mr. Shiraz is a great business entrepreneur is among the partners who founded the Sojourn Hotels. Sojourn hotels are found across the United Kingdom and have great relaxation amenities such as swimming pools, gyms, bars, boutique, middle levels, and restaurants. Furthermore, Shiraz Boghani has gained a lot of fame as a good-hearted Philanthropist. He has been supporting a charity based United Kingdom Foundation. He is also a continuous contributor to the Aga Khan Development Network which operates Worldwide.

 

Moreover, Shiraz Boghani has been utilizing every opportunity that comes underway. He is one of the founders of the Sussex Health Care, which offers residential for senior citizens and people living with neurological difficulties. Sussex is the most famous elderly care in the United Kingdom. Shiraz Boghani with other founders has helped to grow Sussex healthcare whereby they have led to the establishment of the new gym in the West Sussex. The new gym welcomes the care homes inhabitants and any member of the community who is physically disadvantaged to take advantage of their highly trained members.

Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/shiraz-boghani

 


Online, there are plenty of rotten reviews about Poland Spring when it comes to their packaging. Within the past ten years, they have made their bottles flimsier, with the plastic feeling thinner and cracklier. Before, the bottles used to be more stiff and solid-feeling. Throughout the years, some people have complained that their water tastes like plastic. What many people say seems to correspond with the time period when Poland Spring changed their bottles to be thinner.

Waiakea water is different. It is not bottled in a bunch of flimsy plastic bottles. The contents of the packaging are not leaching into the water. The bottles that Waiakea water comes in don’t leach into the water. In fact, they are okay for the environment. The packages have been built with the earth in mind because plastic and other materials add litter to the planet and pollute things.

When you look at where Poland Spring gets their water, you will see that they get their water from various locations. There are so many locations that it almost seems kind of shady. However, Waiakea Water gets its water from one definite location—the base of Mona Lua.

Also, no one seems to know what the pH of Poland Spring is. The pH is not listed on bottles, at all. However, Waiakea Water discloses the pH of their water. It is quite evident that the other brands of water probably don’t disclose pH because a lot of them are probably acidic. On the other hand, Waiakea Water is alkaline. A higher pH means that the water is better for the human body. Anything lower than a pH of 7 is acidic, and should be unfit for human consumption—at least figuratively speaking. Of course, some parts of the human body have to be acidic. The stomach is one of those places. However, most body needs to be more or less alkaline.

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Randal Nardone began his career in a law firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood. He later joined BlackRock Financial Management, Inc before working at UBS in 1997. In 1998, he co-founded Fortress Investment Group and worked in the management committee since its inception in 1998. Randal Nardone has been a member of the Board of Directors of Fortress since 2006. For approximately two years, between December 2011 and July 2013, he became Interim Chief Executive Officer and later confirmed as the CEO in 2013.

Currently, Mr. Nardone, he is a principal of Fortress Investment Group, bringing deep financial and investment experience to the company. Randal Nardone has essential roles in Fortress Group’s subsidiaries including Eurocastle Investment, FM Falstaff Advisors, Impac Commercial Holdings, to name a few. Being a successful entrepreneur, Nardone was named in World Billionaires List in 2007, published by the Forbes Magazine.

Mr. Nardone received a Bachelor’s Arts degree in English major and Biology major from the University of Connecticut. He also received the prestigious J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

About Fortress Investment Group LLC

Headquarter in New York, Fortress Investment Group, is a reputable global investment institution founded in 1998. The company employs over 1000 professionals in asset management and investment departments. It has over 1750 institutional and private investors with over $43 billion assets under its control, as of June 2018. The company has provided long-term investment solutions and risk-adjusted returns in real estate, private equity, and investments. Fortress Investment Group is the first alternative investments manager to go public at the New York Stock Exchange.

Acquisition by Softbank

Japanese multinational Softbank Corporation later acquired it in 2017, to pursue investment opportunities. Soft Bank has been involved in innovative investment in, technology-based companies, information related, internet of things, clean energy, artificial intelligence among others. The principal of fortress Randal Nardone believes that Fortress Investment Group deals with Softbank puts the company in a strategic position to give better returns in the three areas the company has been pursuing namely: private equity, credit, and long-term financial vehicles.

 


Sheldon Lavin, who is the chief executive officer of OSI Group, has been very busy helping OSI to expand internationally. After the company purchased companies like Flagship Europe and Baho Food, Lavin is hoping to take modern food processing to nations all over the world. He joined the meat industry more than four decades ago after a successful career in the sector of banking and owning a consultant firm. Sheldon Lavin became the chief executive and chairman of OSI and has since transformed the company into an international food products supplier.

OSI group has around 20,000 personnel internationally. Lavin brags of the small employee turnover, which he’s attributing to the culture that is family oriented at the organization that ensures longevity. He joined the meat industry in the year 1970 after organizing financing for a company called Otto & Sons (previous name for OSI Industries). In 1975, Sheldon Lavin got more involved when Otto & Sons started to look for investments abroad.

He was then appointed as a partner plus the 2 sons after their father had to retire. Afterward, Lavin accepted to join the company on a full-time basis because he was really impressed with the culture and business strategies that the corporation employed. In the twilight of Lavin’s career, he guided OSI towards embracing new technologies and strategies to decrease the environmental footprint and increase the efficiency of the firm’s operations. Sustainability became one of the main focus through which the management of OSI Group makes operational decisions.

The company is always developing and adopting new techniques and strategies as it faces the global need for more environmentally friendly and sustainable food production. As a result, this has led to Lavin and OSI being given several prestigious sustainability awards. ON Feb 20, 2016, India’s Vision World Academy awarded Sheldon Lavin the Global Visionary Award in a ceremony that took place in India. The award acknowledges visionaries in various sectors that have fulfilled their dreams through perseverance and persistence.

Lavin received the award during the 5th time the Academy was honoring exceptional visionaries. OSI Group has also won other vital awards, which include British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour Award award, which recognized companies that developed creative methods of minimizing environmental pollution. Additionally, OSI Group was ranked the sixty-sixth company in the market for food and beverage and Forbes named it the world’s leading firm. All these awards became possible due to the impeccable administration Sheldon Lavin.


Growth is the only thing OSI Group has been experiencing since the start of the millennium. The food production company is ran under the leadership of David McDonald. He has spent three decades at this company that has learned the mastering of meat. The food industry is no stranger to this company. The company has grown from its small neighborhood roots in an immigrant community in Chicago, Illinois to being a primary supplier of meats and non meat food products to many companies. The company has conquered much and runs operations globally to facilitate the needs of the growing demands of their suppliers.

David McDonald landed his first job straight out of college at OSI Group. He started as a project manager and today is the chief operating officer for the meat company. He attended Iowa State University in his home state of Iowa. His animal science degree led to his understanding and knowledge of meat processing. He runs one of the most successful privately owned food companies in the world. The company rakes in billons annually and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The global enterprise of this company is backed by undeniable truths. Diversified operations and cutting edge technology keeps this company ahead of the competition. Twenty thousand people work for this company daily in seventeen countries spanning across the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.

It was McDonald’s that give this small midwestern company its first big break. This company commercialized the rolling hills of midwestern America a century ago. The taste and quality of meats, especially the hamburger patty, led this company to securing a partnership with McDonald’s. OSI Group became the leading partner and supplier of meats for then the up and coming burger chain. Together, McDonald’s and OSI Group have grown up together and are recognizable names in the food sector.

One may wonder what is left for this major enterprise to conquer. David McDonald is leading his company to exploring and conquering more of the food industry. They have plans or purchasing other brands and grocery stores that would allow them to tap into new markets. They are planning to build and open more factories. They are working to be environmentally responsible for their operations. OSI Group has a goal to be one of the first and best food companies to be sustainable in its operations.


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