Of all the different types of cancer, prostate cancer is the most common among men. Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, Labcorp®, and National Football League Alumni Association are collaborating to educate people and increase access to screenings as a way of creating more awareness. LabCorp has been giving men aged 40 and above chance for free Prostate Specific Antigen screening as from September 1st all the way to October 15th. This platform is available for those who meet the eligibility requirements and sign up afterward. It is mandatory for the screening to be taken within six months of the sign-up date.
People Prone to Getting Prostate Cancer
The health experts state that individuals who got a family history of prostate cancer and those with African- American race suffer a high likelihood of getting prostate cancer. Experts, therefore, recommend that those who are viewed as the high risk to get screened at the beginning of age forty. There being one out of seven males with prostate cancer, the American Cancer Society states there will be an addition of 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer in 2017.
Sean Cavanaugh, managing director of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, states that screening is the first step against prostate cancer. He further indicates that it’s their pleasure at CTCA to work with LabCorp and NFLA in raising the awareness on the vitality of screening.
An Overview of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CTCA® is a national setup of five hospitals that are devoted helping adults who are fighting cancer. The company has its headquarters at Boca Raton, Fla. It helps patients from around the world at its branches in Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago, Tulsa, and Philadelphia. CTCA offers a diversified approach that combines advancement in precision cancer treatment, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, genomic testing, and immunotherapy. The services at CTCA ensure that they help the patients both emotionally and physically while managing side effects during and after treatment.
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Changing one’s schedule can be tough but with the school about to open the choice becomes mandatory. Parents are forced to think about school activities suitable for their kids, the shopping and even the meetings to attend. A guide with few tips can help parents get through the transition. The first tip is usually to have a shopping list before going to the nearest store. A planned shopping saves on the cost and prevents the tendency to forget some items. FreePlus recommends parents to have the school making the supply list. A budget is the other thing to come up with because it helps one avoid buying unnecessary items. The best time to shop is when school is about to open as this is the time prices are favorable.
The other tip is to buy supplies and stock them. Some items such as the clothing and classroom supplies should be organized simply. It helps the child to find his or her item easily, and it makes school preparation simple. The other thing is the preparation and packing of meals. Sometimes parents find it hard to keep up with packing healthy food and snacks for their kids. It is recommended to have a weekly list of the different meals and let the child pack their lunch. After all that the last thing to do is to set a routine. The time for homework, school activities and sleep should be set and followed. Parents are also advised to attend their kid’s school orientation. It shows how dedicated one is to their child’s education.
FreedomPlus is a company that has made the lending process easier and faster. The company is also dedicated to lending individuals to enable them fund life events such as traveling, school fees, home remodeling and more. Such a time when kids are going back to school FreedomPlus can help parents with funds. FreedomPlus has personalized loans for their customers creating a new amazing experience. The application and vetting process has also been simplified making FreedomPlus attractive to most people.
James Dondero is the co-founder and President of one of the largest financial services firms in the United States, Highland Capital Management. He currently resides in Dallas, TX, and is responsible for the business and strategy development of Highland Capital Management. There are many different retail and institutional investment products offered by Highland Capital Management, which is designed and provided under the supervision of James Dondero. With the experience of over thirty years in the financial market, James Dondero is the key person behind the massive success that the company enjoys today. He has extensive experience of credit markets and associated products and is considered as one of the original pioneers who started and propagated the Collateralized Loan Obligation.
James Dondero has received many awards during his career for the rapid success of the funds he has been associated with. Some of the awards he has won include the Morningstar’s 5-Star Designation for Global Allocation, Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities and his fund named Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund was ranked number one by Morningstar. James Dondero is highly qualified as well and has completed his graduation from the Virginia University with major in Finance and Accounts. He is also CFA certified, which gives him further command over the financial analysis he does to provide accurate financial services to the clients. James Dondero also serves on the board of other financial institutions and companies, including that of the MGM Studios, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical Corporation. He is also the Chairman of the board at Nexbank, which is amongst the top banks in Texas.
Highland Capital Management has around $15 billion in assets under management at present, which makes the company amongst the topmost hedge funding companies in the country. During his initial years as a financial analyst, James Dondero has also worked with American Express for several years. At American Express, he managed funds worth over $1 Billion. James Dondero was also the one who was responsible for growing the fund value to over $2 Billion while designated as Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV Subsidiary. He continues to be the role model for many financial executives around the year.
John Holt, CEO and President, of the big name financial institute NexBank. They do more than stand behind a well publicized name by offering integrated technology that really helps their clients save money. They help you use your paycheck as a source to rebuild your credit or financial stability. NexBank offers interest bearing savings account with an unheard of 1.9% interest. That’s right, increase your money after six months in a savings account with NexBank. His goal is improve the services of their personalized account holders. Enjoy services and features which will allow you to have access to your hard earned money anytime.
NexBank has made an attempt to expand their general counsel with the 2.4 million common equity gain. He would also like to hire additional leadership professionals by expanding their executive team. Their local customers have enjoyed their services for over 40+ years and they have now expanded their services to an online platform. Newswire online says, with over 240,000+ additional online customers, they’re one of the largest growing networks in the financial sector. They offer a comprehensive website with all their services, features, and promotional offers cleared listed for their customers. Holt was also proud to be the keynote speaker at a recent Texas Banker’s Association Annual Strategic Financial Conference and is committed to three core financial services.
There is one aspect of being an entrepreneur that may go overlooked. It is the networking aspect. One thing that some entrepreneurs may not realize is that networking is very important to the success of an entrepreneur. If the entrepreneur does not have the right connections, then he is going to struggle horribly.
Fortunately for entrepreneurs, the internet has made it a lot easier for people to network. One of the helpful features of the internet is social media. There are plenty of online social networks that an entrepreneur can take part in. A professional network can help entrepreneurs gain the advice they need on how to move forward.
One entrepreneur that has a lot of advice to give is Sawyer Howitt. Sawyer has an impressive record in that he is a very young entrepreneur. He has gained a lot of experience and has exceeded expectations. One thing that he has done was break a lot of first impressions because of his work ethic, wisdom and persistence. He has gone into the entrepreneurial lifestyle with the understanding that it is important to work hard towards goals. At the same time, research is very important so that one can find some solutions that make things easier for people.
The best thing about Sawyer Howitt is that he is not only a successful entrepreneur, but a role model and a mentor. This is very impressive to achieve at such a young age. He has learned how to work everything to his advantage and to also listen to others. While Sawyer Howitt is aware of his success, he is also aware that he is still young and that other people who are older may have tons of good lessons that he can learn from. His marketing and wisdom is an example for others to follow as they try to meet their own goals.
The Brown Agency was born in the summer of 2015 when Wilhelmina Austin (a part of the world renowned Wilhelmina Models network) acquired Heyman Talent-South, one of Austin’s most successful agencies for acting talent. Since then, they have grown to represent more than 450 talented individuals. By joining forces, they are able to connect more deserving talent with more incredible opportunities. Talent with The Brown Agency has access to openings across media: on the runway, on the television, at corporate events, and more. Since its inception, The Brown Agency has placed models with thousands of companies including Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, and L’Oréal.
Leading The Brown Agency is CEO and President John Brown. John started in the industry as a model himself, working his way through college. He went on to head Wilhelmina Austin from its inception in 2010 and guided them through the transition to become The Brown Agency. At the time of the acquisition, John praised the potential of The Brown Agency in the press release saying “Both agencies find pride in selecting the best, prepping them on a larger market level and delivering the most professional, elegant, and dependable talent. We are now able to do this on a larger scale.” His words were echoed by Michael B. Bonnée, the founder of Heyman Talent-South who said, “Our combined talent and expertise make this a very exciting opportunity.” Michael still serves the acting talent of Austin in the theatrical division of The Brown Agency.
In the past two years, The Brown Agency has definitely lived up to the vision of these two men. With Austin becoming a center of fashion and national campaigns, The Brown Agency is uniquely poised to introduce central Texas to the standards of larger markets while still using the best of local talent, bringing much-deserved national attention to the talent of central Texas. Models from the Brown Agency have not only conquered the runways of Austin Fashion Week and Dallas Fashion Week, but also gone on to represent the agency in shows such as New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and more.
Despite their broad marketability, the Brown Agency is still embedded in the heart of Texas. With both headquarters in Austin and offices in Dallas, they are able to find models that capture the unique styles of both these cities. For more information on the agency, visit their website at brownagency.co. and follow their Instagram page. You can also find out about opportunities and see their striking models on Instagram at @brownagency and Twitter at @BrownAgencyATX.
Sheldon Laving is legendary in the meat and food processing industry. Even though he is at the upper echelon of the industry as CEO of OSI International Foods Ltd, he still remains in firm control of every aspect of the global company. Never one to rest on his laurels, he has collected numerous awards and honors, all while maintaining his sense of humility and civility.
While the plant was initially named after the family, it was later changed to the more formal OSI International Foods after many years, where Lavin continued his work with the company and eventually became owner.He affirms that the unique family culture still present at OSI is crucial to the innovation which occurs there on a regular basis.
While the goal of OSI is obviously to continue to grow as much as possible, the company and its executives have never forgotten where they have come from and their beginnings. The company takes great pride in its charitable giving as a whole and encourage each and every employee to have that same attitude, no matter what level of the company they are currently in.
Lavin has brought an entrepreneurial spirit to the company which has stayed since his arrival. Unlike a typical corporation which is operated from the top down, there is no employee to big or too small to give their input as to how things may be done or as to what changed may be implemented. It is with this attitude that Sheldon Lavin continues to forge ahead in the global meat and food processing industry. With no signs of slowing down, it is a safe bet that OSI will a powerhouse for many years to come.
George Soros has once again taken back his mantle as a major donor to the Democratic Party. He previously funded campaigns for previous candidates, and this year he comes back to raise money to put Hillary into office. Soros backed Obama in both his campaigns, and he now seeks to help give America its first female president. George Soros has an estimated net worth of $24.9 billion acquired through trading. People expect him to give money as the election date edges closer.People close to Soros say he is more politically engaged and motivated than he has been in recent years. He is a consistent donor to Democratic causes, and he considers this to be a critical point as GOP candidate is particularly unflattering. Soros has supported key issues that the GOP candidate is hostile to, which is why he is keen for a Democratic win.
Some of the issues that Soros holds dear include immigration reform, religious tolerance, and criminal justice. Soros’ willingness to donate significant amounts for Clinton’s campaign has been seen as a good sign as he is seen as having the potential to catalyze donations by other wealthy activists. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer has donated $31 million. Don Sussman, the New York hedge fund man, has donated $13.2 million while media moguls Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner have donated $11.1 million each. This rallying of the lefts richest donors has aided Clinton’s campaign to build a massive financial advantage over Trump who is regarded with a lot of suspicion by the GOP donors.Soros was also heavily involved in the Ferguson protests. He funded the protest movement and mobilizing groups across the country and kept the protests alive for years. George donated $33million in a single year to support established groups that gave a voice to the grassroots activists.
As a firm believer in the participation of people in their government, he truly proved he puts his money where his opinion is. Although through his Open Society Foundation the funds were allocated to these groups involved in the protests, they were not in any way to protest on behalf of OSF. The protests were spontaneous all over the country, raising awareness of the social injustices that were taking place.Other groups used the funds to keep the story alive long enough for the world to see what was happening. The multiple organizations that benefited from the donations were able to come together from time to time come together and work as one. They shared content and buzzwords across the Official Websites. Twitter hashtags dominated the mainstream media. Bus loads full of activists from all over the country all funded by Mr. Soros descended on Ferguson and organized protests and gatherings all across the city. The aim was to keep the media’s attention to widen the scope of the incident. They needed to bring to light interrelated causes not just over policing and racism points of view. Mr. Soros helped shed light on a lot of issues, and as American people, people thank him for his generosity and concern.
In 2015, Securus Technologies concluded the M&A transaction for JPay Inc. JPay is a technology firm that focused on providing a range of tech solutions to the corrections industry. The firm serves the corrections facilities with electronic money transfer, email and entertainment and learning related apps. JPay provides its services to over 33 state prison facilities. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Securus, Rick Smith, the transaction was an opportunity for the company to venture into the fastest growing sectors within the corrections industry: email, fund transfer and recently inmate mobile devices.Rick believed the transaction was an avenue to enable them offer virtually all tech-based services required for optimal operations in the correction facilities. For many years, JPay was regarded as an innovative force to reckon with in the industry, and it has indeed continued on the success path. It was right time for the two companies to integrate their products and professional teams in order to continue their dominance in the industry. CEO of JPay, Ryan Shapiro said their products were designed to cover every constituent in the industry including employees of prison, close family members and friends, as well as the prisoners.
About CEO Rick Smith
Rick Smith is renowned for the many years he has served in the telecom industry. Many inmates in North America enjoy technological services in their respective corrections facilities as a result of hard work and effort of Rick Smith. Under his leadership, Securus Technologies has provided innovative solutions to improve the quality of calls sent to prisons, and also helping families to reach out to their loved ones (inmates). The introduction of video calling was introduced under the leadership of Mr. Smith. He has also secured partnerships within the industry to enable Securus continue to provide top notch services to the corrections agencies.Rick Smith’s vision is to help Securus serve more people associated with the corrections industry. His goal is to ensure the company expands its operations in almost every correction facility in the United States. The executive is ready to continue investing in modern and advanced technology so that it will be easy to reach prisons. As a great entrepreneur and businessman, Rick Smith is determined that his company will continue on a growth path, and he is more than ready to face any challenge from any competitor.
Rick Smith joined Securus Technologies as its CEO in July 2008. Prior to this appointment, he had served at Eschelen Telecom from 1998 to 2007. He held numerous positions including CFO, President and CEO. He helped the company raise its revenue rapidly, more than ten times what it earned before he joined. From 1972 until 1998, Rick worked at Global Crossing North America, holding different positions including executive roles.
Sheldon Lavin is currently the President of OSI Group which is a Global Food processing company. Mr. Lavin has worked in the business for over forty years. OSI Group can trace its origin in 1909, and it was formerly called Otto and Sons. Sheldon has worked for the company for over forty years. He set off as its finance officer, having owned a financial firm that managing Otto and Sons accounts.
Years later Mr. Sheldon became part of the company in management and finally made it to an owner of the business whose name changed to OSI Group in 1975.Over the years, Mr. Sheldon Lavin has played significant role into steering the company’s growth from a local company to a prominent Global Food processing company in 17 countries across the world. Since the year 2002 Sheldon has seen the company expand its production by making acquisitions in fresh, meat and poultry production. This had a great impact as they acquired fresh and wider markets besides MacDonalds major customers.
All acquisitions under Sheldon Lavin were strategically planned and had contributed largely to the growth of OSI Group. In all his experience Mr. Sheldon Lavin has emphasized the importance of green innovation, maintenance of the best levels of food safety and their sustainability. His passion for green innovation among other humanitarian qualities saw to his being awarded the Global Visionary Award in the year 2016.Lavine was recognized for his dedication perseverance for working his all to have a small meat factory grow to a Global Food processing Company.
OSI Group has received many awards under the leadership of Sheldon Lavine. The Globe of Honor is one such award presented to them by the British Safety Council for an outstanding treatment of environmental hazards IN 2016.The environmental award which is a very prestigious award presented to the company on 25th November 2016.Other awards include membership to boards of the Goodman Theater, Rush University Medical center, Presidency and directorship of The Sheba Foundation and a Trustee for MacDonald House Charities.