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OSI Group Makes Headway In Australia

OSI Group International just announced its merger with Turi Food. The Australian division will now be known as Turosi Pty. Ltd. “We believe that shared ownership between companies with similar cultures will produce a world-class, dedicated team,” said Turi Foods Chairman Sam Cuteri. Based in Thomasville, Victoria, Turi Foods has outlets throughout the state. Turi foods is a longtime supplier of supermarkets, restaurants, chicken retailers, and butcher shops. They are also one of Australia’s largest poultry processors.Privately owned OSI International supplies food service markets, restaurants, and retailers throughout the Asia Pacific region.Both companies have built a strong reputation in their respective area.

OSI Group President David MacDonald says the merger has tremendous potential and more innovative ways to serve the public.OSI Group’s history can be traced back to 1909 when a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky opened a local meat market in a Chicago suburb. Chicago was a thriving city center and provided great opportunities for immigrants to gain a footing.The meat market continued to thrive through WWI, and by 1928, it was re-branded Otto & Sons.For many more decades, the meat market saw success. But a fateful meeting between a Otto & Sons and a little-known restaurateur named Ray Krok proved to be the biggest development in the company’s history.

Krok, who was in business with the McDonald brothers, opened the first McDonald’s Restaurant in 1955 Des Plaines, Illinois. He needed a supplier of fresh beef for his company. So with a handshake, Otto & Sons entered into an agreement that gave them the task of supplying McDonald’s Restaurants.Krok, a business genius in his own right, made McDonald’s into the blueprint of what fast-food restaurants should be. Needless-to-say, the company saw huge success.Otto & Son’s fortunes rose right along with McDonald’s. By the 1960s, the company was again re-branded. This time as OSI Group. They built a manufacturing plant to supply meats solely for McDonald’s Restaurants in the Midwest.Today, the OSI Group is worth an estimated $7.1 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

Peter Briger on How Wall Street Got Into Bitcoin

Peter Briger, a principal in Fortress Investment Group, hosted a skiing trip in January 2013 in the Canadian Rockies. It was on that trip that an Argentinian startup whiz introduced Peter and his guests to the strange new world of Bitcoin — the world’s first cryptocurrency.

That Argentinian, Wences Casares, explained Bitcoin to Peter Briger and the financiers and entrepreneurs who were his guests. Although Bitcoin is conceptually simple and easy to use, understanding its implementations can be confusing. It’s helpful to have an experienced hand to explain the intricacies of Bitcoin’s implementation.

Peter Briger, a careful man, given to long pauses when considering new ideas, asked Casares pointed questions about the cryptocurrency, but it was clear he was warming to the idea of using Bitcoin to move money internationally. Briger’s interest was in its legitimate utility as a financial tool.

Peter Briger next did what smart men always do — he began picking the brains of other smart men with the goal of getting up to speed on Bitcoin. Arriving back in San Francisco he quickly set up an account at the infamous Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, and soon established a small position in Bitcoin. He asked college friend and Goldman Sachs alumnus Dan Morehead to help Fortress explore the rapidly expanding varieties of cryptocurrencies. Morehead then set up a small office in Fortress’ San Francisco facility. Morehead hired traders to create a planned fund to help make Bitcoin available to big investors.

In the summer of 2013, Peter pitched the idea to Wells Fargo. They declined. Wells Fargo was nervous about the plan as the feds had seized the accounts of Mt. Gox traders who banked with Wells. But in the fall, in a Senate hearing on Bitcoin, some law enforcement officials opined that Bitcoin was a technology suited to legitimate purposes. Those hearings rekindled Wells Fargo’s interest in Bitcoin, and once again Wells and Fortress began to explore the possibilities. But alas, yet another Bitcoin-related scandal occurred, and both parties abandoned their plans. Dan Morehead subsequently moved his office out of Fortress Group’s San Francisco office.

Peter Briger earned his BA from Princeton University and his MBA from Wharton. Before coming to Fortress, Peter spent 15-years with Goldman Sachs where he became a partner in 1996. Peter is known for his expertise in Asian financial markets. In 2002 he founded and currently oversees Fortress Credit and its over 300 employees.


NGP VAN: Winning Votes-Door by Door

Campaigns in the past ten years have become digital battlegrounds! President Obama was known as the first digital president as his campaign utilized much of the internet to spread the message of change and hope. However, one old fashion yet effective tactic never changed.


Canvassing is one of the best ways a campaign can turn out the vote and reach people on a more personal level. It puts a face behind a candidate and allows undecided voters or non-voters to speak directly with supporters about any misinformation that the opposing candidate has spread or simply to inform them when the election will be taking place. NGP VAN has been the leader in campaign voter reach for many democratic campaigns such as President Obama’s campaign and Senator Warren’s victorious election. NGP VAN has integrated technology and traditional canvassing in order to lead the most effective voter outreach strategy possible.

NGP VAN has formulated specific tactics in order to have effective outcomes at every door. For example, the importance of writing a script that allows you to present the candidate’s beliefs and specific local topics are paramount. The fact of the matter is that NGP VAN is not a polling company, they are here to win votes or inform door by door and that should be the mindset of anyone canvassing.


With the inclusion of the LGBTQ community into NGP VAN software or the awareness to single mother households, the term of democracy has made me re-think what it really means. At it’s simplest definition form, democracy is the inclusion of everyone, yet for a long time that was anything but the truth. Today I am confident to say that there are still amazing companies out there such as NGP VAN who strive to stay true to their word in promoting a more progressive national direction.

Successful Technological Contributions of Alex Hern

Technological innovations have become a necessity in today’s world. One of the most recent technological developments is virtual reality. Virtual reality provides a satisfactory and immersive experience that has played a major role in changing how people and businesses interact. One of the most renowned companies in virtual and augmented reality is Tsunami VR, Inc. Visit Tsunamixr to learn more.

About Tsunami VR Inc.

Tsunami VR is a company based in San Diego, which specializes in developing software applications for virtual and augmented reality. Tsunami has a range of products and solutions that provide communications solutions for global businesses.

Tsunami’s products include workspaces and a studio that allows for digital meeting space for any content or device. The Tsunami studio allows for visualization solutions, efficient simulations, 3D rendering, and animation. These solutions and products serve a wide range of industries that include manufacturing, aerospace and defense, automotive, construction, healthcare and life sciences, and industrial equipment.

Tsunami was founded back in 2014 and has been very successful in its ventures. Behind the success of Tsunami is Alex Hern, its co-CEO, co-Founder, and Co-Chairman. Learn more about Alex Hern at Bloomberg.

Alex Hern

Alex Hern is a tech entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Hern has focused more than 15 years on the incubation and early stage spin-off of various successful technological companies. Mr. Hern co-founded Yesmail and was part of its board from the start up to the sale of the company 10 months later, at 650 million dollars.

More of Mr. Hern’s success in technological companies include co-founding Inktomi Corporation and serving as its board member. Alex Hern also co-founded and became the CEO of the Military Commercial Technologies. Mr. Hern was responsible for the successful establishment and growth of Arcsight as its co-founder and board member after the IPO. Arcsight was sold to Hewlett Packard at 1.5 billion dollars.


Dr. Sameer Jejurikar Continues To Make Improvements In Plastic Surgery

Dallas is home to a few good plastic surgeons, one of the best being Dr.Sameer Jejurikar, who is also one of the most well known in the industry today. He has his own independent practice in Texas while also taking time to work at various hospitals in the community as well. Dr.Sameer Jejurikar is a highly experienced and licensed surgeon that is capable of offering his clients all sorts of options with a personal guarantee for comfortability and results.

Sameer Jejurikar is a helpful surgeon that is willing to go over the various treatments available and tailor each treatment to his client’s needs. Over the years, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar has developed his own aesthetic treatments for his clients in the form of skin care products that are medical grade and quality. Thanks to the advancements in technology throughout the years, Dr. Sameer can even give his patients detailed previews of what their treatments will look like when the procedures are done through the use of 3-D imaging. Sameer makes use of all the latest technology for plastic surgery to provide his patients with the latest techniques and safest procedures.

Sameer Jejurikar has earned a significant place in the medical community for his contributions to the field and the dedication he has shown for its improvements as well as the quality care he has provided to hundreds of people. Dr. Sameer Jejurikar has a good standing within his community and with fellow medical practices within the local areas. Dr. Sameer Jejurikar has experience in all forms of plastic surgery and is ready to help anyone looking to have surgery done or just get their questions answered to relieve their curiosity. With all the advancements plastic surgery has seen in the past decade, procedures are more effective and safe than they have ever been in the past.