Dick Devos has been named to the Management Advisory Council for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA recently started this advisory council to receive advisement on several topics, ranging from policies to budgets for upcoming renovations to airports. The council is comprised of 13 members who come from different backgrounds in transportation authority and airline business. Former airline executives have joined the council to advise on regulations as well as airport technology upgrades.
So how does Devos fit in? Well, for the past two decades, he has steadily increased the traffic at the Grand Rapids airport, and he is credited with putting the airport on the map. For many years, there had been no growth at the small West Michigan airport. It had very little growth throughout the 1990s, in fact. However, after its re-launch and renaming in 1999, the airport became the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Devos sought to help the airport get some ticket sales by talking to the airlines about a business traveler strategy.
For years, Devos had worked on a way to bring new business travelers to the airport. He had built the Devos Place Convention Center in downtown, and now he wanted to bring them through the airport. He worked with the airline executives at AirTran Airways in the early 2000s to open up new flights at the Grand Rapids location. This phone call actually worked and resulted in huge growth for the airport.
Eventually, Southwest took over AirTran Airways, and Devos again worked with the airline to keep open these new flights that would open up business travelers to coming through Grand Rapids. This allowed the airport to gain significant sales and become one of the top international airports in the country.
After its success, a renovation was planned known as the Gateway Transformation Project. Phase 1 was completed in 2018, and phase 2 was started in 2019. The whole project raised $45 million for the airport, and it has added a few new facilities, such as a business traveler center and a food court upgrade. The next phase will add more curbside services and an expedited security line using new technology.
Devos’ experience with the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will help him considerably as he works with the FAA on budgets, future growth, and airport technology upgrades. As a passionate aviator himself, Devos seems to have finally found a niche where he can combine his love of aviation with his acumen for business.
He will continue to work with the FAA for another two years.
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Talk of taking advantage of your passions and talents to create a successful business and venture and Dr. Tim Loanides comes to mind. He is the founder of Treasure Coast Dermatology, a skincare company. By laying focus on this specific niche, Dr. Loanides has managed to create a name and developed a brand that has helped make the lives of thousands of his patients much better. He notes that his success has been possible courtesy of his intellect, research, business acumen and his passion towards seeing people smile again.
Dr. Tim Loanides is regarded and respected by patients and staff alike thanks to his exemplary customer care and leadership skills. He loves creating personal relationships with each of his patients as this helps him get them to open up much better about their conditions. This is the kind of personal care that gives him an edge in his business dealings.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, this exemplary physician went for an internship at the University of Florida School of Medicine. He would later take his residency at the department of dermatology from the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Apart from the accolades derived from his formal education, Dr. Tim Loanides has been certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a member of the American Medical Association. This goes to show the kind of dedication he has put into his practice over the years.
Dr. Loanides is a firm believer in constant learning as he notes you get to learn more even from quarters you did not expect to find any significant idea. He has managed to gather a great team that helps him keep his vision and mission alive. With this team spirit and a genuine sense of compassion, Loanides can only soar higher in his service.
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The brain is said to be the origin of our various characters, attitude and thoughts. The brain comprises of very many neurons that monitor all the electrical functions in the brain. The neurons bring about the sense of touch, feel and other senses. Neurocore Brain Performance Centers are highly devoted on dealing with matters that involve the brain such as Anxiety, depression among others. In an experiment conducted by Mr. Volta and Mr. Galvani, both bioelectric theory electrophysiology were discovered. A test famous as electroencephalogram (EEG) is used to determine and electrical processes in the brain. It is very much useful when it comes to various brain defects treatments. It deals with several diseases such as tumors in the brain, sleep problems, stroke and many others. Mr. Berger was the first to write and publish about EEG. His discovery was a major milestone in both clinical and theoretical neurophysiology. This genius guy is also linked to the discovery of both the Alpha and also Beta waves.
The electroencephalogram action can also be recorded using a computer. This way of recording is known as Quantitative Electroencephalography. It uses various Algorithms and eventually, medical professionals are able to plot a brain map of the patient. This method is currently available in most health facilities due to the advancement in Technology. The term Neurotherapy refers to the process of training the brain to carry out independent regulation through the use of brain waves. It is said that most people have no courage to seek treatment for mental health. The Neurofeedback is a technology currently in use to treat various brain disorders. This technology is very rampant especially in Neurocore Brain Performance Centers.
The Neurocore Brain Performance centers were started in the year 2004. Their technologies for brain disorder treatment involve neurofeedback, EEG and also qEEG. They also use the Heart Rate Variability technique together with neurofeedback as a form of treatment. Neurocore Brain Performance are very famous nationwide for their wide knowledge of neuroscience. They provide their treatment services to Florida and Michigan.
The Australian actress Rebel Wilson recently turned 39. She looks 29, but, hey, 30 is the new 20, right? Her besties decided that it would be a great time to throw her a surprise birthday party. Rebel had no idea what they would do all day. In the end, Rebel Wilson said that the party was great especially with what they wrapped it up with.
First, the girls and one guy went to a place called Milk Bar where they all made their own celebratory cakes. Rebel sent out some Instagram photos of the cake party. She did not report if they ate the cakes there or not. After the cake making party, they went back to her place and ate four whole pizzas between the five of them.
After the pizza party at Rebel’s home, they went to do a new kind of workout called catzercise. The group went to a dance studio in Beverly Hills and dressed up in cat-like outfits. They then proceeded to dance in a choreographed manner to music that sounds like it is from the Cats movie that Rebel Wilson is starring in. Read more: Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour and Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair
After all this fun most of the party went back home to get ready for a Broadway production of Cats. They dressed and headed out to the theater. After the show, that they all were amazed by Rebel had her photo taken with the cast, and she posted it on Instagram.
Rebel Wilson become very popular in the United States after she played fat Amy in the movie series Pitch Perfect. Her career started in Australia with parts on different shows such as Pizza, Bogan Pride, and Monster House. In 2011 she moved to Hollywood and started to land small roles here and there. She appeared in Bridesmaids, Rules of Engagement, Workaholics, A Few Best Men, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The Pitch Perfect role came in 2012, and now she is staring in a new movie remake of Cats.
When Rebel Wilson was young she was timid, she loved math and the world of film and acting. She originally wanted to be a mathematician. When she went to college at the University of South Wales, she joined the theater group and fell in love with acting.
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What would the world do if there were no food-providing services? This industry rakes in billions every year, and it spans across the globe. One of the top food providers in existence is known as OSI Industries, and this particular business utilizes its extensive supply chain to reach its customers. OSI Industries has spent a lot of time and money over the course of years, but this is necessary for continuous growth. In 2016, the company acquired BAHO Food to its lineup. “By bringing BAHO Food into the system, we are now able to reach a broader base of people,” David McDonald said, the president of OSI. Thanks to this addition, OSI has been able to reach markets that were once untapped.
Th same thing has repeated itself with the acquisition of Tyson Foods. OSI Industries spent more than $7 million to acquire Tyson Food Plant‘ Chicago based plant. This plant is located in close proximity to some of OSI’s other plants, and it possesses up to 200,000 square-feet of space. Business acquisitions can be a gamechanger if used correctly, and OSI has found a recipe for success. What type of foods does this food giant manufacture? Well, OSI Industries manufacture a myriad of food products, including:
Of course, this only scratches the surface in totality, but you should have a much better understanding of how productive OSI truly is. OSI Industries has been able to secure good prices while harvesting high quality ingredients. The future looks to be very prosperous, and OSI will continue to lead by example in the years to come.
Dr. Tim Ioannides is a well known dermatological surgeon with experience lasting over a decade. Rooted in Florida, Dr. Ioannides is well known for his involvement in Treasure Coast, where he has founded Treasure Coast Dermatology. He associates with prestigious organizations such as the American Medical Association and American Academy of Dermatology. In addition to these, he also plays the role of a Voluntary Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine where he educates students on dermatological and reconstructive surgery. Having a background in dermatology qualifies him to give advice on the topic of dermatology, and in one recent article, Dr. Ioannides discusses his view on a common treatment for skin conditions.
Skin conditions can be irritating, and not to mention hinder one’s daily ability to function due to the unpleasantness of its appearance. Skin conditions can range in physical appearance from being red and itchy to being cracked and leaking liquid. Common ones include Dermatitis, Eczema, and Psoriasis. While each condition is different, the one thing they have in common is that it is quite a task to find a viable treatment.
Vitamin D plays an important role in the body and is vital for having strong bones, and supporting the immune system. While we can get it through the foods we consume, our bodies can also produce it through exposure to the sun. However, some people may have disadvantages such as weak immune systems which disables their ability to self-produce Vitamin D. There are several ways in which a person can become Vitamin D deficient including not eating enough foods with Vitamin D, being overweight, and being elderly. To counteract these problems, Dr. Ioannides recommends taking Vitamin D supplements which can both treat skin conditions, and other issues resulting in a lack of the vitamin.
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When it comes to being the underdog, Watford Football Club has seen its fair share in the past years. However, this season might change everything, as the team continues to perform spectacularly in the Premier League. Manager Javi Gracia, who himself was a former football player, believes that his team will achieve something different this season.
Just last month, Watford team managed to clinch the victory against their fight with Cardiff City. It was an overwhelming fight, with Watford dominating the game that ended in the score of 5-1. Forward and occasional Winger Gerard Geulofeo scored the three goals out of five while captain Troy Deeney scored the remaining two. On Cardiff’s side, Sol Bamba scored a goal for his team. Gracia was happy with the outcome of the match, which took place last February 23 and raised their overall standing in the league.
Javi Gracia stated in an interview that his team made him proud because of their good performance, as well as their show of commitment to the sport. While the team is getting better and better in each game, Gracia is committed to improving his team on areas that they lack. Meanwhile, the other team’s manager Neil Warnock believes that if referee Simon Hooper awarded a penalty to Cardiff, the game would’ve turned out differently. His insisted that his team would’ve made a different ball game had the score been 1-1.
The Watford team got another victory in the league after their match against Leicester City which happened a few days ago. During this match, Deeney and Andre Gray both scored a goal for Watford while Jamie Vardy scored a goal for his team. This makes Watford have an overall 43 points, placing them in number 8 in overall standings. Manchester City currently holds the first spot with 71 points while Liverpool follows with 70 points. Manchester City will fight Watford this Sunday.
Watford FC is now solely managed by the Italian business owner Gino Pozzo. He is known to be heavily involved in his team’s day to day activities since he and his father acquired the team last 2012. Last year, sports site Talksport named him as one of the top performing owners in the Premier League.
Serge Belamant is a great scientist of our time. Financial expert Alec Hogg once labeled him as the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates of Africa. He is the patent holder of the blockchain technology. He is a person behind one of the most advanced financial innovations and applications that are used today. He is regarded as the person who first implemented the idea of blockchain technology. It is the blockchain technologies that laid the foundation for the formation of cryptocurrencies. Belamant was behind the creation of smart cards that had a microprocessor that could make independent transaction ledger. The technology he created is now being used by financial institutions to make secure transactions. For more information about Serge, view his Crunchbase profile
What is blockchain technology?
Blockchain is referred to as an electronic ledger that cannot be altered easily. Each transaction made contains a particular cryptographic timestamp as well as data. The initial idea of cryptocurrencies was made so that it could create transparency, security, and accuracy of financial transactions. Serge Belamant created such a technology to work through some smart cards. These cards could be used either online or offline.
Who is Serge Belamant?
Serge Belamant was born in 1953 in the city of Tulle, France. At the age of 14 years, his father found a tiling job in South Africa and the whole family migrated to South Africa. One of the challenges he encountered during the transition was that he had to learn English. It is after mastering English that he was admitted to Highlands North High School for Boys in Johannesburg. During his time in school, Belamant excelled not only in classwork but also in co-curricular activities. In high school, he was a respected house captain, and due to his excellence in academics, he was awarded the Victor Ludorum Award in 1971. Belamant was also brilliant in Chess. He even represented his school in various chess tournaments.
Serge Belamant passed high school and qualified to join the university. He joined Witwatersrand University to study engineering. In his second year in university, he switched to computer science and mathematics. In his third year, he transferred to the University of South Africa to study Information Systems.
“Isn’t It Romantic” has been a great romantic movie during Valentine’s Day. However, global fans of Rebel Wilson and other main characters: Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra had to wait for more almost half a month in order to see the film.
Fortunately, streaming platform Netflix made the movie available in their site for its subscribers who were not able to catch the movie last February 13.
And as the movie becomes more available for people all around the world, movie reviews started to appear from review sites. “Isn’t It Romantic” movie reception are generally positive, with some reviewers even surprised that the movie is way better than someone would expect.
A review from Wenlei Ma of News.com.au described it as a satirical and entertaining movie, even for those who don’t like romantic comedies such as the main character, Natalie. Although a lot of people doesn’t like how the movie does the things that it is trying to satirize, the overall feel of the movie is light and keeps on entertaining its viewers. The comedy aspect has been properly portrayed, with Rebel Wilson executing most of the punch line in the film. The movie is described as guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone who watches it.
Viewers also noted that even though the film failed to avoid the romantic comedy tropes that it tried to satirize, it succeeded in poking fun out of the cliches existing in the whole genre itself. Cliches such as rich man to die for, a flamboyant ay friend, a kiss in the rain, and other elements of rom-com are featured with a satiric bite that also serves to add the light-hearted humor of the film. Read more: Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair and Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour
Although the characters are written with lack of shade, its actors executed their roles perfectly. This is especially true for Rebel Wilson, who managed to take her character to the next level. Playing as Natalie, the awkward character who is not fond of romantic movies, Wilson managed to catch that awkwardness and made it a part of her character’s charm. Wilson also managed to showcase her talent in both acting and performing during her duel with Priyanka Chopra.
In terms of sales, the movie had seen success during its first day, gathering $1.8 million during its first day and $4.4 million during the Valentines Day, which makes it one of the most viewed movie during the season of the hearts. It ranked third at the box office during its first week. Overall, the movie managed to bag $35 million in total domestic sales. This is not a bad number for a romantic comedy movie, which has been very rare in the past few years. CinemaScore rated the movie as “B” while PostTrak reviewers gave it a 50% “definite” recommendation.
Rebel Williams will also appear on other movies this year. She has three other movies: “The Hustle” where she will portray Lonnie, “Jojo Rabbit” where she will portray Fraulein Rahm, and “Cats” where she will portray Jennyanydots. She is also slated to perform as Maureen Folan in the theatrical version of “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” which she will do from November to December this year.
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Advice is all over on how women can overcome challenges and succeed in their careers. However, much of the information is either too pandering or too generic. Susan McGalla, the Founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC, provides consultancy services to her clients on marketing, branding, operational efficiencies, talent management, and more. She serves as an inspiration to many women who are looking to succeed in their endeavors and she has shared her insights through various platforms including the Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series for CEOs and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburgh.
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan McGalla is a successful American businesswoman and executive consultant. Previously, she served at Wet Seal Inc., as CEO and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. as President. McGalla is a member of the board of directors of HFF Inc.
Sharing her story through an online platform, Susan McGalla said that most women are now looking for a real perspective that has practical application. Women are tired of buzzwords as well as party lines and they increasingly want to be identified for being professionals rather than mere women.
Susan McGalla grew up in a hard-working family. Her family encouraged her to speak out her ideas without fear and work hard for whatever she wanted in life her gender notwithstanding. Her background helped her to get along well with both women and men comfortably. Her family played a major role in instilling confidence in her without considering that she is a woman. The solid foundation contributed to her success. She holds a BA from Mount Union College. She started working at Joseph Home Company after graduating from college.
While at American Eagle, she was the only women in the company and she worked hard to earn success. She gained a lifetime experience working at the company. She worked her way up to be able to help build a successful aspirational corporate culture. She rose through ranks to become the company’s President and Chief Merchandising Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Serving in the position, she was responsible for revenues of $3B, the P&L, an e-commerce site, and four brands.
Since then, Susan McGalla maintained a noble career becoming a leading consultant for prominent people in the finance sector whenever they need an insider’s perspective on the retail world. She credits her success to hard work, living her dream and flexibility. According to McGalla, her gender never influenced her career goals. She never felt entitled to anything just because she was a woman. Susan McGalla hopes that women across the world will take up the approach going into the future.