Mary McChesney Generous Donation to Orange Coast College

The new planetarium under development at Orange Coast College recently got a galactic donation of $ 1 million from a retired professor of the school, Mary McChesney. She taught English and Spanish for 33 years and was also the executive director of the Orange Coast College Foundation in 1983.The funds were in honour of her late partner Adelyn Bonin who was also a professor of German at OCC. The generous donation is meant to fund a device used to demonstrate Earth’s rotation, Foucault pendulum. The new planetarium will be primarily for scientific studies for the students and the community as a whole.

 

The ground-breaking of the planetarium began in 2016, and it will be more advanced than the existing one which was established in the 1950’s. It will incorporate a 129-seat auditorium and an exhibit hall featuring an Atmospheric Administration Science and a National Oceanic on a sphere display globe. It will be a major improvement from the old planetarium which had a capacity of about 35 seats. The construction will be open for use by 2018 fall semester and has a budget of approximately $20 million with the larger part of financing originating from a 2012 bond measure. So far OCC has acquired about $2.6 million from donations. In addition to providing a scientific resource for OCC students, it will also be used by students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

About Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College is a community campus located in Orange County, California, United States. It was founded in 1947 with its first classes officially opening in 1948. Since then OCC has grown to be one of the largest and most envied community colleges in the country. It admits more than 25,000 students each semester. Students in OCC are spoiled for choice since the school offers more than 135 academic and career programs including public nautical programs. It is ranked first in the Orange County community colleges leading in the number of students it admits to California State University and the University of California.

 

Orange Coast College offers winter, fall, spring, and summer classes. However, the school does not provide on-campus housing for students. Nevertheless, OCC is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 

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PodcastOne dives into the paranormal with new show

Norman Pattiz is the founder of PodcastOne radio network. Under his leadership, the network continues to grow and now has become the leader advertiser-supported network of podcast. Norman Pattiz recently announced the launch of their latest podcast Beyond The Darkness. The new addition is not like their standard fare. The new podcast dives into the paranormal world and talk about those who live in it. The show features guests who are supernatural and ghost experts, who can discuss the authenticity of ghosts, demons and aliens and other paranormal phenomenons. The podcast is part of the Chris Jericho Network, which will keep it light hearted. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/norman-pattiz/

 

The head of Beyond the Darkness is World Wrestling Entertainment’s Chris Jericho. He will work with Dave Schrader, who has executive produced several paranormal programs since 2006 and Tim Dennis who has been enthralled with the paranormal since he was a child. While Chris Jericho is a professional wrestler, this will be his second podcast that PodcastOne has allowed him to host. His first program was Talk With Jericho, which featured a variety of big name guests including singers and wrestling legends. He often spoke about life and pop culture. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/norman-pattiz

 

Norman Pattiz and Podcast One have said they have the utmost confidence in his ability to attract a bigger audience because of his work with his first show and his knowledge of different aspects of life (https://podcastone.com/About-Us). With his newest show, they want to help him expand his hosting skills by tackling the paranormal activities that are happening to this day. Chris Jericho is both excited and nervous to be hosting this show and said he will enjoy working with the experts in discussing the topics that may arise.

 

Norman Pattiz has called Chris Jericho one of the jewels of the PodcastOne network. Chris Jericho has gone from comedians to the paranormal. PodcastOne hosts more than 200 of the most popular podcasts in the country including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Heather and Terry Dubrow, Dan Patrick, Barstool Sports, Dr. Drew, Neil Strauss, Gabrielle Reece, Penn Jillette, Eddie Trunk, Ross Mathews, Rich Eisen, Chris Jericho, Jay Mohr, TheCHIVE, Malcolm McDowell, Chris Webber, Laura Ingraham and the Forbes. PodcastOne continues to provide quality podcast entertainment. PodcastOne is part of Courtside Entertainment Group which was started by Norman Pattiz in 2010. Chris Jericho continues to be a popular host on PodcastOne. PodcastOne continues to grow their podcast offerings. Learn more: http://dashconference.com/speakers/norman-pattiz/

 

Dick DeVos: Successful Businessman Giving Back to the People

Dick DeVos is an American entrepreneur who came from the wealthy and influential DeVos family. He is married to Betsy DeVos, and has been focusing on doing business and philanthropic works. Dick DeVos, when he was younger, strived to be successful. He never used his father’s influence to get what he wants. Instead, he worked for it, and persevered to get to the top. His first job was at their company, Amway, but he started at the bottom. Through his hard work, Dick DeVos slowly climbed the corporate ladder, until he became the vice president. He managed to increase the company’s profit under his leadership, but he had to step down six years later when he lost his interest in the corporate world. He returned a few years later when his father decided to step down, and he replaced him as Amway’s president. During his term, Amway’s revenue rose, even beating his previous records. It was also in his term that the company managed to expand overseas.

 

The family of Dick DeVos has been recognized as one of the top givers in America, and as they have disclosed earlier this year, the family has already given more than $1.2 billion to different groups, organizations, and charities. The DeVos family stated that they will keep on giving a portion of their money to groups and organizations who have the same mindset as they are – those groups who promote education, values, and arts. The DeVos family has a total of five foundations under their name, including the foundation that Dick DeVos, along with his wife Betsy, have established. Their foundation’s objective is to help the people in the state of Michigan, and they believe that this aim is attainable by focusing their foundation on five major areas: community, education, arts, justice and leadership. Dick DeVos and his wife are giving back to the community by sponsoring a children’s hospital, as well as providing shelters for those who does not have anywhere to stay. They are also sponsoring activities that would encourage the people to live a better life, and livelihood programs for those who do not have a sustainable source of income. Education is another priority of Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos, and they wanted to make sure that children in their community would be able to go to school. They give out vouchers and scholarship to all children who wanted to study but do not have the means to. They are also assisting deserving students with financial support, until they graduate from college. The DeVos couple is also lovers of art, and they have initiated a competition called ArtPrize, which has become one of the largest art competitions in the world being attended by thousands of people. They are also helping out people gain justice by using their network of lawyers and judges to accompany them at the court. Finally, they are also funding and training people, especially those who have the potential in being an asset in their business, in being a leader by supporting them financially. Dick DeVos, despite being a busy person, still has the heart to help the people in his community.

 

 

 

Livio Bisterzo And The Importance Of Role Modelship For The Community

Native born of Italy, Livio Bisterzo obtained his degree in business and management in Fasion from the University of the Arts London in 2002. Since 2003, Livio has ventured in different businesses that have lead him to obtain a prestigious recognition that lead him to create his company Green Park Brands Inc. Ethically speaking business entrepreneurs have the same responsibility as everybody else. Even to a higher degree because SEO’s are ventures and creators of most of the products that are consumed by the market. Livio Bisterzo opted to create altruism, goodwill, and healthiness though his product.

Hippeas is a healthy snack consisted of natural peas, with a small taste of sriracha sauce for the spicy lovers. Therefore, role model ship based on pure marketing and business ethic, does not qualify for good mentoring role model ship, but only qualified, altruistic and healthy ideas that can benefit your community for beyond capitalistic necessities.

Read more: Livio Bisterzo to convert Mayfair pub into Italian restaurant.

Park Brands has contributed to the healthiness of its consumers and to the buyers of Hippeas. Livio Bisterzo produces snacks as a form of role model ship for his consumers. This dispatches his performance ahead of the consumers for having the will to reshape the eating habits of his consumers.

Livio Bisterzo states, “Hippeas has everything it takes to become the next globally loved snack brand. We truly believe that there is a great opportunity to revive this food category by creating a premium, affordable, better – for – you proposition. Hippeas and its mission of changing snacking “One chickpea at time”, does exactly that. Its brand world and the product proposition embodies every major snacking global trend, while delivering a very powerful emotional story line to its millennial audience” (Bisterzo).

Therefore, Livio Bisterzo not only created role model ship through his qualified branding, but most importantly he created a healthy role model ship by reshaping the eating habits that the consumers of Hippeas has. Hippeas its not a brand, but its a noble cause for creating role model ship among the community of consumers that buy this product.

Find more about Livio Bisterzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyqV7Dgy0E.

How George Soros Strives to Transform the World

George Soros is a great philanthropist who has committed himself to supporting marginalized communities across the globe. He is also a wealthy individual who has been highly successful in the entrepreneurship and investment industries. Soros believes that the world is currently facing many problems that have been caused by the lack of justice, transparency, and accountability in governments. Over the years, Soros has given billions of dollars to better the lives of communities across the globe. He has also been supporting initiatives that are dedicated to ending bad governance and human rights violation. Read this story about George at politico.com

The philanthropist was born and raised in Hungary. His charity work has been motivated by the hardships that he faced when he still lived in his motherland. When Soros was growing up, the Second World War negatively impacted the lives of the Jewish community. As from 1944 to 1945, the native Hungarian had a campaign that aimed at killing all the Jews that lived in the country. The movement was called the Nazi Occupation, and more than 500,000 Jewish lives were lost during that period. George and many other Jews survived the attacks by creating fake Hungarian identities.

In 1947, George Soros went to the United Kingdom to continue his education at the London School of Economics. This improved his life and also changed his ways thinking. He got new ideologies from Karl Popper who was a respected philosophy professor at the learning institution. Soros scored excellent grades at the university and later flew to the United States where began his finance profession. He has utilized his investment skills and experience in growing Soros Fund Management, which is one of the leading firms that offer hedge fund services. George has also made billions of dollars from speculating on currencies. Read his profile at Forbes.

Soros is currently very wealthy, and he gives a lot of money to support charity undertakings. He has established a charitable foundation that is called the Open Society Foundation. The institution has been implementing the ideologies of the billionaire, and it has had a positive impact on the lives of many marginalized people across the world. It has supported communities that are oppressed or marginalized. It ensures that voiceless people have a voice that can speak for them. The Open Society Foundation makes sure that governments do not violate the freedom of speech of their citizens.

George Soros has also channeled billions of dollars towards offering scholarships to young people for poor backgrounds. He ensures that they also have a chance of getting a decent education. In 1979, Open Society Foundation funded the education of black youths from South Africa. Blacks in South Africa were discriminated by the apartheid rule during that time. Many young people of across the world have benefited from the scholarships that are offered by George Soros.

Know more: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros

Scripps Graduate Julia Jackson Knows her Wine

Julia Jackson, the daughter of Barbara Banke and the late Jess Jackson has been surrounded by the winemaking business since childhood. Now she has taken on the role of a spokesperson for the Jackson Family Wines company. In this role, she has traveled the globe sharing the delights of the Jackson Family Wines brands. Her latest project is the promotion of Vérité La Joie a Cabernet heavy Bourdeaux blend that is produced in Sonoma Valley. Although this region is known primarily for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals, Jackson believes that the region is also very well-suited for the Cabernet grape.

Julia Jackson is also very active in the foundation that she founded, Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. Through this non-profit organization, Julia Jackson works along with other non-profit organizations to help women find success in the workplace. Julia cites her mother Barbara Banke as a huge inspiration to this philanthropic work. Barbara often called the brains behind the successful Jackson family business, has always been a great example to women everywhere. Julia is very active in the organization and continues to work diligently on the behalf of women all over the world. This work has helped her to gain understanding and appreciation of just how her mother’s example has been impactful in her life.

The Jackson Family Wines company continues to grow and innovate and through their Vérité La Joie, they keep the great wine coming. Cabernet is taking hold as a varietal to be taken seriously in Sonoma Valley, just as it is in the Napa Valley region. The company embraces the sustainable methods that many in the winemaking business are implementing in order to ensure that California and other wine regions throughout the world can continue to produce great wines well into the future. Julia Jackson is one to watch.

Read more: https://la-confidential-magazine.com/la-tastemakers-share-tips-on-how-to-be-the-best-holiday-guest

How Our Team Uses Securus Technologies to Catch Criminals

Catching criminals is no easy task, especially if they are working with a network of family and friends who want to keep them being caught. The one thing we can count on as fugitive hunters is that someone is going to talk, it is just a matter of time being in the right place to collect that information before the suspect hurts any innocent residents. When you are dealing with suspects who want to stay hidden however, then you have to rely on others to point you in their direction.

 

One of the ways I used to collect information on suspects was heading to the local prison and listening in on calls certain inmates make. I have had huge success listening to inmates talk about fugitives, then providing me clues that lead me right to their door. That was my plan with my latest fugitive, until I discovered that Securus Technologies installed a new inmate call monitoring system that would change the direction of my efforts. This system has been utilized to do the work of several officers in less time.

 

Securus Technologies has 1,000 employees based out of Dallas Texas who are as committed to their jobs as I am. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, says his entire company is dedicated to making the world safe for all. The team trained me to use the LBS software, and I decided to see how it could monitor my suspect. Within hours it detected some chatter from in the jail from an inmate who was inquiring about our suspect with his family. The best part of this call monitoring system is the inmates know we are listening, they either forget, don’t care, or just think they are talking in a way that slips under the radar.

 

In the past I would have had to listen to specific inmates talking and hoping they say something. When you do not know the connection of the inmate to the suspect, that can be impossible to make the connection. The new call monitoring system was able to listen to all the calls by all the inmates, and make short work of picking up unique chatter we needed to put a close to this particular case.

 

The call would go on to explain that the inmate knew who was housing the dangerous fugitive and could the family get the suspect a message. I was going to change the plans and deliver that message in person to the suspect. We arranged a sting operation and surprised the suspect while he was sleeping. He was reunited with his jail cell thanks to the chatter of another inmate who had no idea he was doing in his friend.

 

Marc Sparks – Do It!

When asked how he makes success happen, Marc notes that faith, passion, tenacity, a savvy for monetization, inner focus and — more importantly — an insane sense of urgency, which he calls Sparks Speed, offer the key ingredients. As an entrepreneur, he rely on such qualities often. Mix these with treating people the way that you wish to be treated — in fairness, with respect and with honesty — and you’ll succeed.Learn more : http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/

 

Outside of business life, Marc is deeply passionate about helping people through a Dallas homeless shelter called The Samaritan Inn; see more at www.thesamaritaninn.org. Spark’s heavily involved in many life-saving projects there since the ’80s. He delivers a hand up and not a handout at the campus; he is all for helping those who wish to help themselves. The shelter houses approximately 160 residents every night, and the average turnaround is only five months.Learn more : http://www.fundacity.com/marc-sparks

 

The shelter turns away nearly 75 people a week who wish to enter the program for counseling, financial guidance, job placements, family services and health assistance. Sparks was often brought to tears when past residents graduated and, a year later, he would share of how well they’ve done. It’s a humbling experience.

 

His passion for building has also proven useful in his involvement with Habitat for Humanity: He has personally assisted in constructing more than a dozen homes. He also supports American Can! Academy, a top network of magnet high schools. Throughout his Sparky’s Kids Foundation, he has donated more than 1,000 brand-new computers to at-risk youth to help them break the poverty cycle.Learn more : http://sparktankdfw.com/

 

To counter stress, he’s also a health enthusiast and outdoorsman. He hunts, fishes, hikes, bikes, puts, works out at the gym, and indulges in adventure travel. Sparks thrives on competition in sports and business. He has nearly traveled around the globe in 23 days and has explored a few of the world’s most exotic places, like Easter Island – home to the ancient moai statues – Machu Picchu, Morocco, Angkor Wat, Agra Xi’an, Tibet, and even the Serengeti. He believes that adventurous travel is any entrepreneur’s mecca, getting more inspiration and ideas through his travel than he does elsewhere.

 

On February 27, 2013, Leicel Dismukes congratulated Sparks on his success and new life. He remembers when Sparks made his first 100K: Sparks earned a watch and went to Acapulco to celebrate. Dismukes was pleased to learn that the Lord had also been a major part of Spark’s life, seeking his continued Blessings.

 

Zig Ziglar once called Sparks most gracious and generous, deeply appreciating his life. He also highly valued their relationship and considered it one of the most exciting things in his life. He thanked Sparks and blessed him highly.

Learn more About Marc Sparks Here

What Vijay Eswaran Has Had To Say About QI University’s Green Initiative

QI Group Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran was once interviewed by Entrepreneur to talk about how he started in his line of work and what most excites him about the future. One thing he mentioned in this interview was QI University, a university that QI Group has founded in partnership with the Malaysian government, and they’re working on a plan for a complete green campus at the new QI City location. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://hk.linkedin.com/in/eswaranvijay

This green campus would use a variety of non-fossil fuel energy sources such as solar panels, windmills and other platforms that would power the housing and transportation. The new QI City would also have shopping outlets, parks and all the fun features you would find in a regular municipality.

Vijay Eswaran was born to a government worker and school teacher in Malaysia and learned quite a bit about spiritualism and generosity. It was his father who he admired the most, and when he later went into business he started the Vijayratnam Foundation in his honor.

Vijay Eswaran graduated from the London School of Economics with a B.S. in socioeconomics, and then completed graduate school with an MBA at Southern Illinois University. He was a consultant for several IT-based companies for a few years after graduating, and then he turned his interest to multilevel marketing and direct selling.

In 1998 Vijay Eswaran moved back to Malaysia and formed a team of businessmen who started what would become a major direct selling enterprise. He named the company QI Group Ltd. and placed its headquarters in Hong Kong.

QI Group sells household products, cosmetics supplies, and health products primarily through QNet and its independent resellers. But it’s also the parent company of QI Asset Management and QI University at Perak. Eswaran has also led philanthropy through QI Group’s RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayratnam Foundation.

Eswaran has given a lot of speeches and lectures on business and spiritualism. He believes spiritualism and practicing listening and dieting rituals can help people in the workplace become more focused and have better morale.

His bestselling book is “In The Sphere Of Silence” published in 2005. He’s also been featured in the 2011 Forbes Asia Heroes of Philanthropy list, and is the recipient of the New Global Indian award.

Mix Master Richard Mishaan: Founder Of Richard Mishaan Design

Richard Mishaan is a New York interior designer born in Cartagena, Colombia. Part of his early life was spent in Italy. In 1978 he moved to New York. His unique vision is impacted by both his Columbian heritage with its colorful cities and being surrounded by color growing up in Italy. Throughout his design career he’s always found ways to make disparate objects coexist beautifully. This has now become his signature. He’s the owner of Richard Mishaan Design which he founded in 1991 in New York City.

Not long ago, Architectural Digest featured Mishaan’s New York residence. His art-filled home located on Fifth Avenue features a wide array of textures, patterns, furnishings as well as an eye-popping assortment of art. It fits right in line with Mishaan’s reputation as the ultimate mix master. The entrance hall features a sculpture by Manolo Valdés and glass wall piece by Rob Wynne. He’s known for his harmonious juxtapositions of contemporary sculpture with maybe a 17th-century console. That has made him a favorite among collectors.

The apartment overlooking Central Park is where Mishaan and his wife Marcia Rolfe Mishaan raised their son, Nick and daughter, Ali. Clearly a family space, it nonetheless has museum-quality art and fine furniture. It features a table by Guy de Rougement holding a Chinese artist Zhang Wang stainless-steel piece and a neoclassical carved-wood console. The walls have Rob Wynne glass droplets and a scene painted by Federico Andreotti, a 19th-century Italian painter. Plus there’s a green-and-white marble floor and a cerulean-blue ceiling. It’s an unlikely combination that creates an original look.

Artfully Modern, Richard Mishaan’s soon-to-be-released second monograph, will show homes he decorated in Cartagena, Columbia, Long Island, Mew York and Manhattan. It reflects his individualization and liberal use of idiosyncratic art. It includes pieces by Andy Warhol, painter Donald Baechler, Fernando Botero, an Eric Schmitt designed elegant bronze chair, Marie Antoinette’s 18th-century fauteuil, and much more. Mishaan’s wife called the apartment his lab. Mishaan said his eclectic eye creates an irresistible pull when he stumbles on the perfect object. He then figures out where to put it.