Julia Jackson is the very beautiful and successful proprietor of Jackson Family Wines. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art at Scripps College and also studied at the Stanford School of Business. Jackson founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment in 2014; a program that observes “Warrior Women” who have defeated hardship’s during their life, and working to inspire other in their neighborhoods to follow suit. Approximately $100,000 is given in cash grants year after year to nonprofit organizations that reinforce community, spirit, and equality. She was inspired to create this organization from her mother, who built Jackson Family Wines with brilliance and mindfulness.
She noticed a need in society for stronger role models for young women and little girls alike. Her intention with Seeds of Empowerment was to recognize the strength of women as leaders and overcoming the adversity sent their way. Julia Jackson and Katherine, her sister, are vintners are the winery, and their mother manages the enterprise as owner. In 1999 Cambria brought on Denise Shurtleff as the winemaker.
The wine industry as a whole, even in California, is often times lead and dominated by men. Jackson and her family have had to prove their skills while maintaining their authenticity. They understand that success can come without having to change one’s self to fit the ideas or perceptions of others.
Sonoma is the best place to obtain Cabernet varietal of wines in Julia’s opinion. Julia Jackson has been participating in this industry her entire life. If there’s a woman on this planet that truly knows her wine, it’s definitely Jackson. She did make a point to mention that Sonoma’s Vérité regularly receives superlative scores. Their three annual releases, La Joie, La Muse and Le Désir has been given a flawless score of 100 points from wine critic Robert Parker a total of nine times. She is revolutionizing the wine industry and setting the stage for other women to find success in their desired endeavors. It will be extremely exciting to see how Jackson Family Wines and Cambria Seeds of Empowerment develop in the upcoming years. Visit arcanumwine.com for more info.
Billionaire investor, hedge-fund owner, philanthropist and political force George Soros is back in the political game once again, after taking several steps back in recent years. According to a recent story in Politico, Soros, who had given major funding to political groups working against the re-election of George W. Bush back in 2004, stepped back from the political arena during the Obama years. Yet Soros has come back, and is as involved in politics as ever. All of this is quite a feat for a man in his mid-80s, but this Hungarian immigrant and war survivor has always defied the odds. Now it seems he is doing it all over again. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
A Relationship with Clinton
Soros made himself a political presence again when Hillary Clinton’s presidential run fired up last year. Soros gave $25 million to help support Clinton’s campaign, as he strongly believed in her as a candidate, and believed that she would prevail. He was also strongly motivated by his distrust of candidate Donald Trump. According to Soros, Trump is “doing the work of ISIS” by stirring up so much fear in the US and around the world.
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Soros ability to give so lavishly to political campaigns comes from his unparalleled success as a hedge fund manager and as a currency trader. Soros has always been willing to take major risks, and his track record shows his incredible financial acumen. He’s currently thought to be worth $24.9 billion, and is again active in the financial markets. One of the positive aspects behind George Soros generosity as a political donor is his way of motivating other donors to give even more. It all adds up to a lot of influence in this realm, and Soros is committed to really making a difference however he can.
Soros’ political activities have made him many enemies among conservative groups, but that’s not something that will ever slow down the dynamic Soros. Now that Trump is president, there’s no doubt George Soros will continue to be active in politics for the foreseeable future. Read more about George at The New York Times.
David McDonald was born and raised on a farm in northeast Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 and awarded a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Additionally, he is the recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior award.
David McDonald OSI Group was very interested in utilizing resources to impact residents of Iowa state. Consequently, he was an active member of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. In 2011, together with a group of students, he arranged a visit to OSI facilities located in China. One of the students who was in his company had been employed in the same place with him.
Upon his graduation, he began his career with OSI industries located in Chicago. For the time he has been in the company he has worked his way up to become president and chief operating officer.
Mr. David has also served in different capacities, for instance, he serves as Chairman of North American Meat Institute. He has been Independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods since 2008. Mr. McDonald, also known as Dave, serves as Director of OSI International Foods Limited.
McDonald explains that OSI group partners with its clients on the product they need to grow their businesses. As the consumers of the product become more sophisticated and demanding in their food, there is need to produce what they want.
OSI Group engages equipment manufacturers regularly so as to develop processes that assist in food quality and safety. Some the equipment include machines with built-in-X-ray equipment that is capable of detecting foreign particles. Some devices also help in monitoring growth of products.
The president of OSI Group also explains that they actively engage customers regularly. This interaction provides them a platform to share the solutions they need to provide or the concepts that they want to pursue.
OSI group acquired Baho Food, a Dutch manufacturer that specializes in foods, snacks and deli meats. Mr. David G. McDonald said that the addition of Baho Food to their OSI Europe business gave OSI a broader presence in Europe. The company’s portfolio of products and brands had complemented OSI’s current processing strengths. Their capabilities were also broadened to serve best the evolving needs of their customers.