Archives: November 2018

Alastair Borthwick Chronicled The Egalitarian Climber

Broadcaster and writer Alastair Borthwick passed away on September 25, 2003. He was born on February 17, 1913, and had married his wife Anne in 1940 who had passed away earlier in 2003. Together, the couple had one son during their marriage.

Alastair Borthwick was best known for his writings on the sports of mountaineering and climbing throughout Europe. When he first began writing about the topic, it was mainly seen as a sport for the well-to-do that took place in exotic locations and was recounted in expedition books. This all started to change in the mid-1900s when the working class started enjoying the sport in their own local areas or by trekking across Europe and staying at hostels.

The author documented these changes and climbing in general in his book Always a Little Further. In particular, he showed how the “grass-roots” movement began in the hills of his home country Scotland. Most of the people that he documented in his book and articles consisted of the unemployed and working class people in the cities of Clydebank and Glasgow. At the time, many in Europe were facing economic troubles and the unemployment rate had skyrocketed.

As per the Chronicles Weekly, the changes made to Scotland’s climbing culture were inspired by a movement that began in Germany known as “Wandervogel“. In the Weimar Republic, enthusiasm was quickly growing for those in Northern Europe who had discovered a love for hiking and climbing. In the 1930’s large network of youth hostels had already been established across Northern Europe in order to accommodate these travelers. The massive amounts of unemployment had created a large population of people with free time who didn’t have much money to spend. This made climbing and hiking an ideal entertainment option for a large part of Europe.

During his time writing, Alastair Borthwick had the opportunity to learn interesting stories from even more interesting people. While the sport was certainly written about before Alastair Borthwick, he was the only one at the time to not write about the mountaineering elite of the day. He chronicled the egalitarian climbers of the day and their personalities.

Alastair Borthwick’s biography: https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/b/alastairborthwick.html

Ryan Seacrest- Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and Host

As American Idol made its return to television for its first season on ABC in the spring of 2018, Ryan Seacrest returned as the host as well. This season is the 15th edition of the hit tv show and features nationally acclaimed music moguls Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.

Radio show host Ryan Seacrest is a prolific entrepreneur in currently holds positions as host and producer on national radio and as well as television.

Aside from his entrepreneurial efforts which have led to involvement in a vast span of media and entertainment businesses, Seacrest’s youth-oriented philanthropic initiatives are currently having a huge impact across the country.

Live with Kelly and Ryan is a nationally syndicated morning talk show that Ryan Seacrest produces and is also co-host alongside Kelly Ripa. Ryan joined the show after the previous co-host Michael Strahan left the set for Good Morning America.

Ryan leads Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), which has become an Emmy- winning production company. The company produces some of the most popular shows on tv today. E! series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spinoffs, E! Live from the Red Carpet awards shows, Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset, and CMT’s I Love Kellie Pickler to name a few.

Seacrest is also at the forefront of a prosperous lifestyle venture. This includes a menswear collection sold exclusively in Macy’s (Ryan Distinction) and a Men’s skincare line in conjunction with World renowned dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer (Polished by Dr. Lancer). Seacrest has also developed long tenured endorsements from top companies like coca cola and Ford.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation(RSF) has managed to open 10 broadcast centers in pediatric facilities across the country. As honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation, Seacrest is also involved as a board member for the Los Angeles County Museum.

More information about Ryan Seacrest: onairwithryan.iheart.com/

OSI Group Continues To Make Its Mark On The Food Industry

OSI Group is one of the largest and fastest growing food companies in the United States and the world, at large. The company runs over 65 facilities in many different countries and has more than 20,000 employees on its payroll. It has been named one of the top 100 privately held companies in the U.S. and continues to make new global partners that help to expand its offerings.

Many restaurant chains, fast food companies, and retail brands have been able to partner with OSI Group in order to reach their goals. What OSI offers is a customized food experience that allows each of these separate companies or brands to benefit in a very specific way. While many food companies have a menu of-sorts for their customers to work with, OSI builds kitchen facilities where specialized chefs can create custom food menus for any of their clients or customers. This means that the taste buds of people from various regions of the world can be satisfied through food combinations that OSI creates. Read this article at wattagnet.com

OSI Group has continued to acquire many different brands and companies that have helped to grow its customer base. The company has also partnered with local farms and other food providers in the many different regions it operates in. While the company is headquartered in the state of Illinois in the U.S.A., it has expanded into Europe, Australia, China, and India. Recently, OSI Group expanded its Toledo, Spain facility in order to process twice the amount of chicken and chicken products. The reason for this expansion was related to the increasing demand of poultry products in the region, and it is now satisfying many more customers by obliging.

Dr. Kenneth Petersen was recently brought in to serve as the senior vice president of quality assurance, food safety, and regulatory affairs for OSI Group. He had recently worked with IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group and is now making a real difference with OSI. Along with his help, Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI, has been working to improve the sustainability of the company. They continue to make great strides, and OSI has won multiple awards for adhering to environmental safety standards.

Read more The Sustainability Vision of Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group

 

Todd Levine’s Outside the Box Thinking Helps in the Courtroom

Todd Levine has built a name in the legal sector. He is highly experienced and motivated in commercial litigation. He practices commercial ligation at Kluger Kaplan, a leading law firm based in Miami. He graduated from the University of Florida with a law undergraduate degree. He also holds a B.S.B.A. in finance. He went to Levin College of Law immediately after graduating with B.S.B.A. in Finance in 1988.

 

 

Todd Levine has combined extensive experience, strong education background with outside interests to build a successful career in litigation. Mr. Levine brings creativity as well as thinking outside the box to the courtroom to enable him to approach cases from a different angle. His passion for arts and sciences has helped him a lot in the courtroom to win cases.

 

 

He grew up loving music. He learned to play guitar at a young age. Mr. Levine later learned to play bass as well as the keyboard. According to him, his love for music is still stronger and as much as he won’t quit his daytime job and do music fulltime, he does it for fun away from the office.

 

 

According to Todd Levine, his love for music and art has played a major role in his success, each time bringing something unique to the table. It has made him even more skilled commercial litigator. He combines the creativity of a musician with the expertise of a commercial litigator to deal with evidence accordingly and approach issues from several angles. While others might land into a roadblock, Todd Levine applies his extensive skills to navigate through complex issues. Whether during mediation, arbitration, and depositions or in the courtroom, his outside interests always come in handy.

 

 

The litigator has received awards including being honored as one of “Best Lawyers in America”. He has been recognized as “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine, “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide and as a “Super Lawyer” by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

 

Matt Badiali Has a Unique Perspective on Investing

Matt Badiali’s career began in a rather unconventional way. He studied the sciences in college and earned a B.S. in earth science from Penn State University, and then a Master of Science in geology from Florida Atlantic University. He then spent 5 years working for a Ph.D. This is when his career, and life, took a turn. In 2004 a friend of Matt Badiali, who worked in the financial sector, asked Matt to help him find ways to help the average investor. Badiali decided to use his unique education and talents to help his friend toward this goal. To tackle this challenge of helping the average investor Matt had to come up with a strategy.

Matt discovered that writing as if he was talking to his father was the best way to write for the average investor. Matt witnessed his father struggle with amateur investing and realized that if he could write to help him, it would help others. Matt has continued on this career path. In 2017 he launched his newsletter, Real Wealth Strategist, with Banyan Hill. Matt Badiali has built a strong core of dedicated readers in the months since he started his blog. His approach to writing is unique because he travels extensively to speak to experts. He has been to, Peru, Hong Kong, Iraq, Singapore, and many other countries.

Within these countries he has visited mines, oil companies, and corporate headquarters, in the search for new investment ideas. When asked about a trend that excites him Matt Badiali believes that the switch to an electric-centric world will change everything. He believes it will be one of the most impactful changed in human history. He believes that this won’t occur until we create a battery big enough to power an entire city, but he predicts that the technology is forthcoming. Matt Badiali has taken an unusual path on the path to being a respected investment expert. He uses his scientific education and life experience to gain a unique perspective on investing. He then imparts that knowledge onto his readers and clients.

BREAK UP WITH YOUR SHAMPOO-DAMAGED HAIR NOW!

Hair care, like many aspects of our lives, is going through a revolution right now. Women (and men) everywhere are starting to think outside the ‘lather, rinse, repeat’ box, and that is a good thing.

 

Hydration is key to healthy and youthful-looking hair. Shampoos contain harsh detergents and chemicals that strip hair of naturally occurring oils and can leave locks dehydrated and damaged. Who wants that?

 

Enter cleansing conditioners. These new-age magic potions leave hair feeling clean and pack a big punch of hydration in a little bottle. Made with cucumber, tea tree, pomegranate and essential oils like lavender, mint, and sweet almond oil, cleansing conditioners are all the hair care rage now, with results to show.

 

Many come with special instructions, including using a certain number of pumps of the conditioner and double-washing or dividing hair into sections to wash it. Though some of us like to shun the rules, these are here for a reason and its best to follow the label to get the most from the product.

 

Chaz Dean (https://chazdean.com/chaz/about) is the de facto father of cleansing conditioner. He has not used shampoo on himself or his salon clients since 1993, according to Chaz Dean website. And WEN by Chaz Dean is some of the highest rated beauty products on Amazon.

 

Cleansing conditioner by WEN is one of the oldest and most well known in beauty circles. All of his products are 100% natural, and he lists all the ingredients on the Wen.com website, so you know what you are putting in your hair, and it is not a lot of unpronounceable chemicals.

 

WEN has cleansing conditioner for every hair type: Lavender for lightweight hydration and volume, cucumber for naturally oily hair and fig for thick, coarse or curly locks, as well as many others. Check out wenhaircare.com for more about the cleansing conditioner.

It’s time to ditch your dry, damaged, unmanageable hair and the shampoo that is making it that way. It is time to try WEN by Chaz Dean cleansing conditioner for the hair you have always wanted: hydrated, youthful and utterly touchable. For more information, visit Wen.com.