New Planetarium for Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College was founded 70 years ago in Orange County, California on a portion of the deactivated Santa Ana Army Airbase. Many of the original buildings were repurposed for student and faculty housing, library, gymnasium, and concert hall.

In the early 1950’s, architect Richard Neutra redesigned the campus, leaving many of the original buildings intact and adding modernist structures including lecture halls and a theater. Also built during this time was a 35 seat planetarium.

In the 1970s, many of the original Army buildings were replaced by architect William Blurock.

As part of a 2015 plan to update the campus, a new $20 million planetarium is in the process of being built. The project broke ground in 2016, and the estimated opening is for fall semester, 2018. Not only will the new planetarium serve Orange Coast College, but it will also serve grades k-12 and the surrounding community at large.

The new planetarium will have 129 seats, as opposed to the 35 seats that the old planetarium housed.

Retired professor Mary McChesney has contributed $1 million to help fund a Foucault pendulum for the new planetarium – the only one of it’s kind in Orange County. A Foucault pendulum is a device that demonstrates the rotation of the Earth.

The donation was made in honor of Mary McChesney’s late partner, Adalyn Bonin, who had also been a retired professor from Orange Coast College. Both professors retired in 1983, McChesney from teaching English and Spanish, and Bonin from teaching German.

Mary McChesney had been an ongoing contributor to the Orange Coast College Foundation. She also was a regular contributor to scholarships.

Doug Bennet, director of the Orange Coast College Foundation said, “Technology has changed so much for planetariums that we really needed to build something new.This is something special for OCC.”

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Jose AuriemoNeto – Adding Sustainability to JHSF’s Business Structure

There are many different real estate firms in Brazil, but one of the leading enterprises in the country that is well-known for developing quality projects at the reasonable price point is JHSF Development. The company is currently headed by one of the most successful and popular executives in real estate sector, Jose AuriemoNeto. He also serves as the President of CidadeJardim, one of the most popular malls in the country. Jose AuriemoNeto is known as the man who has completely revamped the retail sector of the country and has managed to bring familiar names like Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Pucci, and Hermes to the country.

Jose AuriemoNeto has done his graduation from the Fundacao Armando AlvaresPenteado University, Sao Paulo. It is one of the most popular universities in the country. After completing his studies, Jose AuriemoNeto joined JHSF Development firm in 1993 and 1997, he single-handedly led the creation of a parking lot management company that became very popular in the retail property management circle, Parkbem. The company also helped in adding considerable revenue to the profit of JHSF. In 1998, Jose AuriemoNeto ventured to develop the first shopping mall by JHSF Development, named the Shopping Santa Cruz.

In a recent move, Jose AuriemoNeto has moved along with his family to the city of New York. It is mainly to ensure that he can closely watch and monitor the development of a residential apartment backed by JHSF hotel service in the posh area of Fifth Avenue in New York. Jose AuriemoNeto says that building overseas projects is essential to continue to the growth momentum as the full Brazilian real estate scene has nothing much to give at the moment.

Jose AuriemoNeto is looking to make long-term investments that would continue to support the growth of JHSF, and the development by JHSF in New York and Miami is part of that business strategy. The apartment is built in New York won’t be up for sale, but would rather be given on rent. It is a part of the long-term investment strategy that Jose AuriemoNeto believes would add sustainability to the JHSF Development financial structure.

Securus Technologies – Providing Superior Investigative Technology to Keep Criminals in Check

Many different investigative technology firms are operating in the correctional sphere, but one of the companies that have been in the news for all the right reasons lately is Securus Technologies. The company has garnered a lot of positive attention in the industry by offering high-quality products and services and ensuring that its customer service is second to none.

 

 

The company started its operations in the year 1985, and since then has made major progress in the inmate communications and crime prevention technology. The company uses its operating system for inmate communication, which is superior to what many other enterprises in the sector provide. It has helped Securus Technologies to provide superior services to its customers, whether it is law enforcement agencies or the inmates in prison.

 

 

For years, I have been using the phone and video services offered by Securus Technologies and can say without a doubt that it is one of the best I have used so far. The company has excellent technology that provides seamless services and seldom do I face any problems with its network or the features it offers. And, sometimes that I do face any glitches, its customer service quickly resolves any and all issues that I face with it. The company has made my life much easier in prison. I hope Securus continues to develop new technologies that makes the lives of inmates easier and they get more communication opportunities.

 

 

The law enforcement officers also love the investigative technology the company offers, and many of the officers have also written to the enterprise to showcase their appreciation. Many of these positive comments by the officers were shared by the company online through a press release. Such crime prevention technology has become essential to today’s date to control crime rate and keep the criminals in check.

 

 

Paul Mampilly Achievements In Investment Management

Paul Mampilly is famous for being one of the most respected investment advisors in the world. The United States based investor has transformed the lives of many people in his career. Paul started his finance career by working as an assistant portfolio manager in an institution known as the Bankers Trust that was found on Wall Street in the year 1991.

After some time, the businessman was given an opportunity to manage multi-million dollar accounts at the prestigious Deutsche Bank. His success at this company made him acquire a position at Kinetic Assets Management where he worked as the hedge fund manager. In a very short duration, the company improved its sales, registering a growth of over twenty-six percent. Paul’s success at the firm forced Barron to name him as one of the best hedge fund managers in the world.

Paul Mampilly came into the limelight when working at the famous Templeton Foundation. The organization decided to start a competition where the contestants were told to build investments using fifty-five million. In just one year, the hedge fund manager managed to grow the investment to eighty-eight million, proving his great skills. The growth in the investment took place when the finance industry was experiencing the 2008 crisis. However, Paul realized that while working as a hedge fund manager in the prestigious companies, he only assisted the few individuals in the society. This realization forced the businessman to venture into a different world where he was focused on educating masses about making great fortunes.

While working in different companies, Paul Mampilly discovered that if he could use newspaper publishing, then he could reach a huge number of people in various parts of the world. Paul discovered that millions of people were going to get the help they needed to grow their investments if only he could start a newsletter. Several months later, the hedge fund manager established the well-known Profits Unlimited, a newsletter that was focusing on assisting the middle-class investor. The success of the newspaper encouraged Paul to establish two more, known as True Momentum and Extreme Fortunes. Paul hopes that more people will reach their dreams through his publishing.

Read more: Profits Unlimited’s “$7 Tech Stock” and the “Strange Industry Expected to Surge 8,000%”

SOLVED: I was hacked.

The Importance of Cyber Security

Hackers are getting smarter and smarter, creating victims at an exponential level. Damaging not just the individual, but government and large companies (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-reveals-two-big-ways-stop-ransomware-attacks-195534139.html).

 

 

Cost of Cyber Attacks

The cost associated with cyber attacks has grown up to $500 billion in 2015, with projections of such hacks reaching a whopping $6 trillion a year by 2021. Both the amount of attacks and the degree of the attacks are increasing, effecting your personal data, intellectual property, money and so much more.

 

 

Solutions: Rubica

When I was first hacked, I thought I had security in place. Well, I did, but it wasn’t good enough. Using Rubica for my personal security prevents these hacks and protects others from security hacks as well.

 

 

 

Who is Rubica?

Rubica is a company that provides digital privacy and security. They are focused on protecting your “digital rights” as a client in order to fight back against cyber-crime.

 

Rubica claims they are the only ones that can protect the largest companies, but are designed in order to protect you and your family. Interesting!

 

There’s more information at Rubica’s website but if you want my opinion, I wouldn’t have chosen anyone else!

 

The Incredible Journey of Besty Devos

Besides being a successful American businesswoman, Besty is the eleventh United States Secretary of Education. She is also a successful politician, activist, and a philanthropist.

Besty Devos’ political career

In her political career, Besty Devos is an active member of the Republican Party. Her commitment to supporting school programs is well-known among her political colleagues and to the general public. She has endorsed charter schools, school voucher programs, and school choice. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com

She once served as a committeewoman in her party for the Michigan between 1992 and 1997 and later acted as the chairwoman of the same party for four good years, between 1996 and 2000.

President Donald Trump nominates Besty Devos

In November 2016, President-elect Donald Trump made an announcement that he has selected Besty Devos to serve in his government as the secretary of education. Her nomination got officially approved despite strong opposition back in January 2017. She officially assumed office on 7th February 2017.

Her Philanthropy and Activism

Besty once chaired The Philanthropy Roundtable board of directors. Her Philanthropy work is however much evident in The Prince Foundation where she gets severally listed as the foundation’s vice president and Dick and Besty Devos Family Foundation.

In 2004, she was appointed by the then President George Bush to serve in Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts as a board director. She managed this position until in 2010.

While at service, Besty Devos together with her husband funded a center to teach directors and managers about fundraising and governing institutions.

She is an active advocate for change in the education system in the United States of America. She highly encourages the proliferation of charter schools and private schools as well as supporting the use of schools vouchers which will enable students from all walks of life to attend private schools purely on public subsidy.

Dick and Besty Devos Family Foundation

The foundation which was founded in 1989 sole motivation of giving is based on their faith. They cultivate leaders and bring about transformation solely based on five key area. Namely, justice, arts, education, community and leadership.

In 2015, the foundation was said to have given about twelve million US dollars in charity. Other donations the organization has given include hospitals, research centers, schools and missions to mention but a few. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.

The life and education of Besty Devos

Besty Devos’ full name is Elisabeth Dee DeVos. She was born on 8th January 1958 and is married to Dick Devos. According to Forbes, in 2018, Devos Family was the eighty-eighth richest family in the United States of America with their net worth amounting to approximately six billion US dollars.

Devos attended Holland Christian High School and later earned her Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College, both in Michigan.

Families love savings attributed to Securus video visitation

For most of the history of the U.S. criminal justice system, a sentence to state prison often meant that the prisoner would no longer be able to see their family for the duration of their sentence. This was largely a function of the great distances than most prisoners ended up serving their time relative to where their home towns are located.

 

Situations where the family was located 300, 400 or even more miles away from the prison where their loved one was incarcerated were not uncommon. For example, in the state of California, it is not at all uncommon for people from the San Diego area to end up incarcerated in San Quentin state prison, along the San Francisco Bay. There are instances of such cases, where family members quickly gave up visiting their loved ones after the first trip. The cost of hotel rooms, meals on the road and other expenses associated with such a long road trip ended up being too much to bear.

 

Add to this the fact that most families of prisoners fall into the lower decile or quartile of income, and you have a recipe for financial disaster. Many families, in times past, realized that they were facing the decision between visiting their children’s father once a year and being able to cover rent for that month. These are terrible decisions for family members, who often to had no other way to communicate with their loved ones than to see them in person.

 

However, starting 10 years ago, Securus Technologies began rolling out its highly innovative video visitation solution. The system relies on VoIP-based communications technology that has been developed in-house by Securus. This represents hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development as well as tens of thousands of man hours, culminating in a system that is capable of closely emulating real life, person-to-person visitations.

New Talent at Innovacare Makes The Future of Managed Care Look Bright

Innovacare has been an important name in the health industry since its inception, and recent changes in leadership have only led to further innovations in this field. When an already important organization acquires the talents of experts like Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope’s addition to the company was announced in July of 2016, at which time Rick Shinto was already the President and CEO of Innovacare.

Rick Shinto brought 20 years of experience to Innovacare, having been central in bringing medical provider networks to Puerto Rico. He’s driven by his desire to increase awareness of health care and ensuring that there is support for the medical community, including patients and their families. Through this philosophy, he sought to build a culture for both employees and patients that would result in open access to caring that lasts a lifetime. His dedication to these principles brought him to receive the Access to Caring Award during the “Tribute to Caring” gala held by Western University Health Sciences. This same dedication had won him the “Young Entrepreneur of The Year” award during his time with Aveta, Inc.

Penelope Kokkinides was added to the company in June of 2016, bringing her own twenty years of experience in handling government programs, as well as having significant time with the managed care industry. Given Innovacare’s goals being centered on developing new programs to ensure accessibility, her background in creating efficient health care processes and clinical programs are going to be essential to Innovacare’s future. Her background is extensive, including time spent with Centerlight Healthcare, Touchstone Health, AmeriChoice, and UnitedHealth group have left her well prepared for the next steps in Innovacare’s future. View her executive profile on Bloomberg.

Know more: http://vizualize.me/penelopekokkinides

Innovacare’s direction for the future was immediately evident following the addition of Penelope and, earlier, Rick Shinto. Just two months later Innovacare announced its participation in LAN, the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network with “goals of tying 30 percent of all U.S. health care payments to alternative payment methods.” With an additional purpose of ensuring that in the future providers start seeing payments based not simply on providing services, but on the quality of that care, changing the focus from how much care a patient receives, to the quality of care received by that patient. Visit Penelope’s website at penelopekokkinides.com

With such incredible talent being brought to the board, the future of Innovacare is bright, and we continue to look forward to seeing new and innovative concepts in managed health care coming from them.

Sam Tabar The Handsome New York Attorney Who Likes To Travel

Sam Tabar is a very well-regarded attorney and capital strategist of New York. The beginning of his illustrious career was with Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he worked as an associate. He next made a career move and took up business development and capital strategy which saw Tabar work as Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development of SPARX Group Co./PMA Investment Advisors.

He also worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific Region. He eventually made a move back to law by working as Senior Associate with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, his field of specialization being hedge funds, fund formation, and structure, and regulatory and compliance issues. Learn more about Sam Tabar: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0845880/

According to Art Station, Sam Tabar is not known only for his corporate and legal acumen, considerable as that might be. He also has an abiding interest in travel, and he is a great one for hosting events. That apart he is something of a linguist, being fluent in English and French besides knowing a reasonable amount of Japanese.

He is quite active on social media with very engaging and exciting Facebook and Instagram profiles that provide a sneak preview into the kind of person he is and the kind of life that he lives. The achiever that he is, Sam Tabar was always a winner in whatever he did.

An Oxford University alumnus who did his graduation from there with an MA as well as a BA in law, not only did he have an illustrious corporate career and legal practice, he is also an astute investor.

He, for example, had the foresight to be one of the first investors in Tribute. He also saw potential and invested in SheThinx, the feminine hygiene company with a social mission.

Apart from that, the Full Cycle Energy Fund were happy to appoint him as their Chief Operating Officer given his superlative experience and ability. Undoubtedly Sam Tabar is a man of many talents and a rare super achiever.

That he is young and handsome, add so much to his allure and the coming time will see one hear a lot more about this dynamic man.

Mikhail Blagosklonny; Researcher, Professor, and Editor

Mikhail Blagosklonny is a distinguished researcher and oncology professor. He studied at the First Pavlov State Medical University where he earned a Master’s degree in Internal Medicine. Blagosklonny also has a Doctorate in Cardiology and Experimental Medicine from the University. He moved to the US to join the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY as an associate professor. Mikhail was hired as a senior scientist at the Ordway Research Institute after college. Mikhail worked there for seven years until he joined the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Mikhail is an oncology professor at the institute. He collaborates with most of his colleagues on the research that he does. Visit ResearchGate to keep up to date with Mikhail’s latest work.

Mikhail is a prolific researcher and an active member of the scientific community. His research focuses on cancer, targeted cancer therapies, anti-aging techniques, and the mechanisms of aging. A few of the techniques that he uses include tumor suppression, selective protection, signal transduction, and apoptosis. Mikhail published a paper on the possible role of TOR signaling in the development of cancer and aging. He identified that the overdevelopment of cells fundamentally caused cancer and aging. Mikhail discovered that cancer was a sign of aging because they were related. He proposed that TOR signaling could be used to delay cancer. It could also delay aging. There had been a lot of research on cancer at the time, but very little was being done about aging because researchers did not understand it fully. His research veered into cancer treatment and uncovered the role of rapamycin.

Rapamycin is a cancer treatment drug that works by preventing or delaying its formation in the body. This means that it prevents the rapid development of cells that fundamentally delays aging. Mikhail became one of the first advocates of rapamycin as an anti-ageing drug after his discovery. His theory was validated when a variant of Rapamycin known as Everolimus improved immunity at the end of 2014. Mikhail Blagosklonny directed his research into other causes of death even as scientists raced to combat aging and its effects. Mikhail is a founding editor and an editor-in-chief of Oncotarget and Cell Cycle. Oncotarget is a peer-reviewed medical journal that publishes papers on oncology and related fields. It was started in 2010 and has an impact factor of 5. This makes it one of the top medical journals that specialize in cancer treatment and prevention. The journal has improved the fight against cancer because it is open access and is released online each week. This has improved the impact of research and allows discoveries to be shared widely. It is important to note that Mikhail is a member of the editorial board of Cell Death and Differentiation. View Mikhail’s profile on Google Scholar