Orange Coast College is waiting for a rare and smelly flower to bloom. This week massive groups of admirers are expected to flock to the school to witness the corpse-like scent of the flower. The technical name of the plant is the Amorphophallus titanium and it will be on display in the administration building. The school nicknamed the plant Little Dougie and it first appeared in 2006. The plant is nearly five feet tall and weighs more than thirty pounds although some of these plants reach 200 pounds.
The Little Dougie comes from the island of Sumatra in Indonesia and the odor is caused by beetles crawling into the plant to pollinate. The pollen is then moved from the male flowers to the females. The flowers are pollinated by hand at the college. The odor is intense and lasts for four or five hours. When the flower opens it has magenta petals that resemble a skirt surrounding the plant with the usual time for the bloom being in the evening. It takes approximately ten years for the plant to bloom for the first time and it lasts for one or two days. The plant then blooms every three to five years. More than 1,000 guests visited the college in 2014 to see the eleven year old flower bloom.
Orange Coast College is set on 164 acres in Costa Mesa and is only a few minutes from the beaches in Southern California. Since the college opened for classes in 1948 they have become one of the finest and largest colleges in the nation. Every semester the college hosts 25,000 students. Orange Coast College is known for their technology and exceptional facilities. Their nautical program is one of the most publicly acclaimed programs as well as one of the largest. The program in Career and Technical Education is attended by almost half the students at the college.
Based on the number of students who receive transfers to the California State University systems, Orange Coast College is one of the higher ranking community colleges. Many students additionally transfer to private universities and colleges all over the nation.
To learn more, visit http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/.
Fabletics is definitely making the process of working out much easier. People that are pleased with the brand are talking about it on social media, and this is really helping Kate Hudson a lot. People are getting a chance to discover Fabletics because they have friends that are talking about it. People are posting videos of themselves and their favorite athletic gear in training videos. This is saying a lot about the Fabletics brand. It is essentially saying that people like this brand and they want to do something to change the way that we will look at athletic clothing.
Fabletics is a company that has been around for a while, but the buzz is still growing because more physical stores are coming into existence. This is the work of Kate Hudson and it is something that her partners Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are in agreement with. It appears that Kate Hudson is looking for a chance to reach an offline crowd. This is good planning because in the past people were only building their knowledge of Fabletics through the online website.
People were ordering clothes and signing up for VIP membership in order to get automated shipments. This is a good thing because it creates a strong sense of customer loyalty, but Kate Hudson realized one thing. She was aware of just how many of her customers she was neglecting by not giving them more options to try on clothes in stores.
Fabletics has over a dozen stores in place already, but this is a very small fraction when one considers the different territories that customers for Fabletics exist in. This is a company that has grown outside of the United States. There are customers for Fabletics in America, Canada and Australia. A dozen stores is definitely not enough for all of these different customers around the world. Kate Hudson was aware of that, and she wanted to do something about it. She wanted to increase her brand presents offline as well. That is why she has taken a great effort to build more stores. As a businesswoman Kate Hudson realizes that she has separated her online market, and now she has discovered a way to connect with customers that are new to the Fabletics brand. This is a great way to build a greater customer base and get more people talking about Fabletics clothing and VIP memberships.
According to the Central Jersey Working Moms, Oman Boraie is a man with a vision. For four decades, he has been able to develop the New Brunswick. One of his latest investments is the Center of The Aspire. It is a city that will accommodate a huge number of people. It has been a dream for him for around ten years and he is very pleased because it materialized. Omar is the chairman of the Boraie Development LLC. Boraie also admits that the program faced a lot of doubters all through the journey to its success. He has always had a desire to rebuild Brunswick just as he saw it some past years as a student. He talks about how the area was a mess. Someone could not be able to walk around the street when the clock hit four o’clock. He saw it as a challenge and began to develop his dream gradually.
Today, Boraie has a view from his office located on the eighth floor of New Brunswick. Originally, the area contained twenty-one buildings that were almost falling. He was able to acquire them, and his plan began. Many people thought he was making the wrong decision but never focused on seeing a great dream lying ahead. He started by building an office tower which was named as tower one. In 2003, he managed to build the second tower. With time, he realized that there was a huge demand for residential houses. He managed to build the tallest building in town which was twenty-five stories high. The building also contained office and retail units as well. After this achievement, the people finally realized a very significant vision carried by Boraie. Omar can now stand and thank the people who stood by him for he believes they helped him reach where he is today.
About Boraie Development LLC
Boraie Development LLC is a company that offers a wide range of variety in the urban real estate. The company deals with developments, property management and also in sales and marketing. Boraie Development LLC is dedicated to building magnificent property and providing equal services to all its clients. The company works with a large team of financial institutions, contractors, and architects to help them realize full potential in their work.
Boraie Development LLC was established in 1986 under the able leadership of Omar Boraie. Its headquarters are present in New Brunswick, NJ. The company classifies its work into warehouses and industrial buildings. With a vast range of workers, Boraie Development LLC embraces team work to come up with the best for any client. Always feel free to visit their offices or call their line for a quick response. For more info, visit boraie.com.
The Traveling Vineyard has become one of the most successful job opportunities for people that would really like to make the best of a stay-at-home job. This company has a lot of wine consultants that are selling wines to people all over the globe. This company has been able to bring a lot of consultants to the forefront as experts on exclusive Traveling Vineyard wines.
It is a company that has been around for several years, and the buzz is continuing to grow about it thanks to social media and a growing wine consultant based entrepreneurs.
People appreciate getting access to exclusive wine. This is one of the reasons that the Traveling Vineyard has become so successful. It allows people to totally get access to wine that they would otherwise have to seek outside of their geographical location. People that are interested in getting exclusive red and white wines for their collection will definitely benefit from attending a wine party where they can get free samples of wine.
It is always much easier to make a better decision when you have someone else that is willing to share information on wine. People that are trying to learn about wine pairing can also benefit from the help that is provided by a Traveling Vineyard wine consultant. These are people that acquire knowledge on different types of wine from the Harvest Conference that is held every year. This is where people really get a chance to build their knowledge on wine as they socialize with other consultants. This is a great opportunity for anyone that is new to the business to learn about what it takes to be a successful Traveling Vineyard wine consultant.
The wine industry is booming with independent consultants. People are better equipped at selling wine through exclusive channels than they would be trying to cell any type of wine in stores. Many people typically do not know about things like wine pairing so they will often look to a consultant that can help them make better decisions. This is why the Traveling Vineyard consultants are in demand.
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Beneful has a new product on the market, Beneful Grain Free dog food. With Beneful Grain Free, the popular dog food brand achieves a healthy food for man’s best friend, while maintaining the great taste Beneful is known for. Beneful Grain Free dog food has a crunchy texture and includes 23 vital minerals and vitamins key to keeping your dog healthy.
Be selective about what your dog is eating. Looking at the ingredients on your dog food bag is one of the best ways to be sure they are getting fruits, vegetables and farm raised meats. One look at the Beneful Grain Free bag shows farm raised chicken to be the most used ingredient; blueberries, pumpkin and spinach round out the ingredient list, which has no trace of corn or other grains.
Plenty of coupons are available for Beneful Grain Free dog food. You can find coupons available via Beneful’s website, online coupon sites, and your Sunday paper. Mobile rebate apps like Ibotta also periodically offer $2-$3 discounts for Beneful products, including Beneful Grain Free dog food.
Beneful Grain Free dog food is made in the United States by Purina, guaranteeing your dogs will be eating the very best dog food available.
Life is full of shocking surprises. While we at times anticipate for certain things to happen, others are stimulated by forces of nature. For instance, The Frontera Fund is a product of an unlikely circumstance that saw its founders; Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin get falsely apprehended by a devious Maricopa Sheriff by the name of Joe Arpaio. Using the Selective Enforcement Unit, the Maricopa County Sheriff sent his deputies on a witch hunt, that to arrest the two journalists. Just like in a combat movie kidnapping scene, the two individuals were whisked off by officers from the sheriff’s department and forcefully shoved into sub utility vehicles with tinted windows and Mexican license plates. Apparently, the directive came from Arpaio who heads the sheriff’s department.
Joe Arpaio was spooked off by Michael and Jim’s actions of publicly exposing him for allegations of abuse of public office. An outraged Joe initiated the arrests since the two journalists had at one point in time covered a story on him in the Phoenix New Times. In the story, Arpaio was said to be guilty of causing the deaths of inmates due to torture and mistreatment, racial prejudice, as well as illegally detaining individuals from the Latino community. In only a span of 24 hours, Michael and Jim got released from jail due to a public outcry, and after attending many court sessions after suing the sheriff and Maricopa County for abuse of power, they got rewarded with a $3.7 million settlement in 2013.
That is when the idea of creating The Frontera Fund got born. By using all the money from their settlement, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin created the organization to help individuals hailing from the Hispanic community fight social and political injustices. Also, they created the group so as to help deal with racial profiling particularly in the State of Arizona. Ever since its inception, The Frontera Fund has joined hands with other like-minded groups to fight for the rights of Mexicans who travel a thousand miles through hostile terrain in search for better opportunities for their families. The Frontera Fund has been silently providing finances to non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to fight for the rights and freedoms of the Hispanic migrant population. Through the Frontera Fund, Jim and Michael have been able to create global awareness as to what transpires in Arizona on a daily basis.
Michael and Jim’s agenda has been extremely useful to the extent that it has given other watch dog groups the courage and endurance they need to fight oppression. Due to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s heart for giving, they have offered a voice to the voiceless. So far, the Frontera Fund has caused a major stir in how refugees are handled, causing the authorities to pay particular attention as to how they treat migrants.
Journalists are Going Above and Beyond to Correct Political Corruption
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have recently went from co-owners of The Phoenix New Times to becoming the leaders of a new movement in politics and culture in Arizona.
It started when Lacey and Larkin were illegally arrested by the deputies of corrupt Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio didn’t like what the two were publishing in their newspaper about him so he sent his deputies in to spit on their first amendment rights. The incident ultimately led to Arpaio’s illegal actions being exposed to the whole country and a 3.75 million dollar settlement for the journalists.
After obtaining such a large sum of cash due to the actions of Arpaio, Lacey and Larkin decided to sell their newspaper to begin new ventures.
The Frontera Fund was created by the two journalists as a way to give back to the community they are a part of. Joe Arpaio has been terrorizing the Hispanic community in Maricopa County for over two decades, now it is time for Lacey and Larkin to make things right. The Frontera Fund assists in supporting charitable organizations such as Center for Neighborhood Leadership, Arizona Justice Project, Can the Border Divide Us?, and many more.
As well as the Frontera Fund, the journalistic duo have created one more outlet for them to express their views. Front Page Confidential isn’t only a replacement for their previous paper, it is the voice of the victims of Arpaio. Through Front Page Confidential, Lacey and Larkin are able to share their opinion to thousands of readers. Joe Arpaio isn’t the only target of Lacey and Larkin’s new efforts. If you are a corrupt politician in the USA, you will eventually land on the front page of Lacey and Larkin’s new paper.
Recently, the duo educated their readers on Orrin Hatch’s plan to remove free-speech zones from universities.
The name Betsy DeVos seems to have always been linked with education and philanthropy as the entire DeVos family has remained key backers of the education reform movement across the U.S. I was pleased to see Betsy DeVos was recently named as the U.S. Secretary of Education in a move that many people, like myself, feel validates the education reform movement Mrs. DeVos has been a key part of for over two decades; what is most amazing to me is the fact Betsy DeVos has been involved in the education reform movement since it was seen as an extremist group determined to provide greater levels of choice for the family’s of students across the nation. Visit Betsy’s profile page on Facebook.
As a member of the Prince industrial family, Betsy DeVos is often viewed as not being in touch with the needs of the everyday American family, I feel this is an incorrect view of Mrs. DeVos as the Education Secretary’s own mother was a public school teacher in the family’s native Michigan and instilled in her daughter the need to help families get the best possible education. In her early career, Betsy DeVos became an advocate for at risk students in Michigan before she set out to bring school choice and school voucher systems to the students of the U.S. as one of the most important figures in the education reform movement. After marrying the former AmWay President Dick DeVos, I was pleased to see Betsy remain in Michigan and found the inspiration to begin a number of political and activism groups fighting for the rights of students to have a say in their own education.
It was during the 1990s and early 21st century that Betsy DeVos made her biggest mark on the education reform movement when she headed two 501 charities devoted to reforming the education platform in the U.S. Alongside the work completed at a national level, Betsy DeVos has spent much of her time looking to have a positive impact on her local community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the DeVos family is still based; as the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party and campaigner with the Great Lakes Education Project that has been fighting for over a decade to bring school choice and charter schools to Michigan. The philanthropic work of Betsy DeVos is not solely limited to the education arena as I have read on many occasions of the donations and work completed by the entire DeVos family for the Kennedy Center for the Arts, ArtPrize, and the Kendall College of Art and Design. Read more articles at MLive.com about Betsy.
InnovaCare Health is a renowned health care provider that has on numerous occasions been lauded for her exemplary services. The company’s core values are centered on quality medical care. Another value by the company is team work as per the assertions of Rick Shinto, the company’s president. Other values that guide the operations of the company are a clear vision, good working relationships, and proper communication. InnovaCare has made its mission to redefine the standards of healthcare in the modern healthcare environment.
InnovaCare has two branches in Puerto Rico: PMC Medicare Choice Inc and MMM Healthcare Inc. Both affiliates promote emotional and physical wellbeing to all its members. The client satisfaction rate of the company consistently stands at 90 percent. In 2011, both affiliates of the company clinched NCQA accreditation. This recognition is only awarded when a company’s plan adheres to or stretches beyond the standards of quality assurance. The main elements of NCQA that the company managed to satisfy to get the recognition are; customer protection and improvement of quality.
Rick Shinto’s Professional Background
Rick Shinto is reputed as an exceptional leader in the healthcare sector. The president of InnovaCare has spent years in clinical and operational healthcare. While serving at Aveta Inc, Rick was rewarded with the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year“. This award was given in recognition of his excellent services. Rick Shinto has also served as the vice president of “Medical Management”, and as the Chief Medical Officer of Cal Optima Health Plan (Orange County). Learn more about Rick on XRepublic.
Rick Shinto’s Contribution to InnovaCare
Rick Shinto’s career, like many other successful professionals, can be traced to humble beginnings. He started out as a pulmonologist working in Southern California. It is after moving from here that he continued to grow as he joined more reputable and prosperous organizations. Dr. Shinto acquired his bachelors from the “University of California”, a medical degree from the “University of New York”, and an M.B.A. from the “University of Redlands”.
Rick Shinto is recognized for bringing radical reforms within InnovaCare Health. After joining the company in 2012, it did not take long for the company to change its mode of operations. Since becoming the company’s president, InnovaCare began registering successes in many ways. Currently, the cost of visiting the doctor’s office is affordable to average consumers. Furthermore, every resident of Puerto Rico can now access quality medical care due to the technology the company has adopted to make health care cheaper. More than 70 percent of the residents in Puerto Rico have opted for InnovaCare for their health care insurance plans over other insurance providers. Read this article at openminds.com
Known as one of the legendary entrepreneurs in Brazil, Roberto Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa on July 16, 1958. He attended the Pio X-Marist College and finished with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration at University Center of Joao Pessoa. At a young age, his entrepreneurial career began. Roberto Santiago started designing and manufacturing cardboard folding cartons. These were then used by many companies he sold them to. Santiago has stated that this venture created the foundation for his entire career.
Starting his career in Santa Rosa, Roberto Santiago worked in a café. After that, he started his company that manufactured utilitarian and decorative products. He also was a writer with extensive knowledge about his country. By writing popular articles, he was able to gain a reputation. Since then, business has been doing well for Santiago. Read more on Mundo Do Marketing
In 1987, Santiago decided to purchase some land. It took two years of developing, but the Manaria shopping mall was ready to be opened. Located in the center of the city and accessible to nearly everyone, the shopping mall opened in 1989. It was destined to be a one-stop shop for all things entertainment and shopping.
Becoming the largest in the entire state, the Manaria shopping mall has something for everyone. Some of the stores include furniture, sports gear, books, clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics among others.
On the rooftop sits the Domus Hall. It was opened in 2009 and has more than enough space to host music concerts, fairs, weddings, conferences and different exhibits. Soundproof and air-conditioned, the Domus Hall can seat 4,000 people and allow approximately 10,000 with standing room only. For additional privacy, there are individual cabins available.
Other entertainment options include a movie theater that plays the latest releases. There is also a gaming area complete with a bowling alley. Read more articles on exame.abril.com
The mall is also home to the College Higher Education of Paraiba. Many of the students and faculty members can be seen walking around the stores.
Not limiting himself to just one shopping mall, Santiago owns another. Developed in 2013, the Mangeria has aided in helping to increase the economic and social aspects of the city. Because of the success, both malls have had, several other businesses have relocated nearby to give residents even more options.
Roberto Santiago credits his success to passion, commitment, and hard work. Always one to encourage young entrepreneurs in Brazil and throughout the rest of the world, Santiago advises them to go out and start putting their business ideas into place.
Because of Santiago and the success of both of his malls, the city has been able to thrive. Attracting talented music groups, both Brazilian and international, citizens can experience these performances that might not have come otherwise. Santiago has continuously given back to his community and helped enhance the cultural experience.
When he is not busy with his career, Santiago can be found participating in a variety of sports. The man has received many trophies from different competitions. Due to his love of for sports, most of these trophies are from kart and motocross championships. His other hobbies include production and directing.
Amazon has been the go-to source for women’s apparel online for many years, commanding a 20 percent share of the sales in this space year to year. Not too many e-commerce retailers in this space have even come close to the dominance set by Amazon, but it appears that one women’s active-wear company is creating some rumblings in the ranks. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has pulled in an unbelievable $250 million is sales of workout apparel in only three years, and they don’t appear to be slowing.
If you ask Hudson about the success of her brand and workout apparel, she will tell you that it is a unique blending of her membership program and the sales process known as reverse showrooming. These are the keys to a success in a space that very few companies have even come close to matching. Looking at the Fabletics stores in the mall, we discover women of all ages buying new workout apparel off the rack, applying for the free membership, taking hat Fabletics Lifestyle Quiz, and trying on as many things as they can get their hands on.
Hudson says it doesn’t hurt the fact that there is a celebrity name attached to her high-quality line of active-wear. The success of the company actually doesn’t rest squarely on the shoulders of the stores in the mall, it is the e-commerce Fabletics sites that are pulling in all that sales revenue. When these customers eventually wind up shopping at the website, they discover that part of the benefits of the membership include all those items you wore at the store now showing up in your profile page. That takes the guesswork out of buying workout apparel, you simply need to pick colors, styles, and some of the newest releases and you know exactly what you are getting.
The other benefits to the membership include a personal shopper who is picking one item each month based on quiz answers, free shipping on every online order, and deals on workout apparel throughout the year. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has found a way to connect with the buyers in a way that site like Amazon struggle. At Amazon, women buy a piece to see how it fits, often returning it several times before they finally get one they like. By that time, you could have bought a dozen outfits at Kate Hudson’s Fabletics and been wearing them already.