Generous Donation for OCC Planetarium

Sparkling glass, twinkling stars, and Orange Coast’s ONLY Foucault Pendulum on display for an auditorium full of excited onlookers! Thanks to generous donations, that is soon to be a reality for OCC students and community residents!

The foundation of Orange College has recently been presented with a $1 million dollar donation for this unique pendulum (used to demonstrate the Earth’s rotation). This gift was presented in honor of the late Prof. Adelyn Bonin, who passed away January of this year.

Another esteemed former professor of Orange Coast College, Professor Mary McChesney, Partner of the late Prof. Bonin, made this philanthropic donation on her behalf.

Professor McChesney has retired after teaching English and Spanish for 33 years at Orange College. Her partner, Professor Bonin, taught German until they both retired in 1983. In a statement made by Professor McChesney, she said that the planetarium “will be a center of scientific studies for college students as well as the surrounding community.”

91- year old McChesney explained, “I have grown old, but my love for this college is very much alive,” and believes “Here is the promise for an exciting future.”

With this donation McChesney states, “I know Lyn would be happy to do this — this is half hers,” McChesney said. “I like to think she sees what we’re doing and she approves.”

According to Doug Bennett, executive director of the Orange Coast College Foundation, “This is something special for OCC,”. Mr. Bennett is also quoted as saying that even though McChesney has been “an ongoing contributor to the foundation and to scholarships,” that he, “had no idea she would be doing something this generous.”

The new facility is promising to be spectacular! This $20 million dollar structure was financed in part by a 2012 bond measure and $2.1 million dollars worth of donations (like that of Professor McChesney).

The Planetarium is said to contain a 129- seat auditorium, and an exhibit hall featuring a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science on a Sphere display globe.

This is in stark contrast to the 35- seat old planetarium building it is replacing. The previous building was torn down and its replacement is indeed grand. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

As stated by Executive Director Bennett, “Technology has changed so much for planetariums that we really needed to build something new,”. This need for improved technology has certainly been accomplished with this outstanding structure.

According to college officials, the Home of the Pirates, will be opening their new Planetarium for the 2018 Fall semester.


George Soros, doing what he can for the Public Good

George Soros, doing what he can for the Public Good

Contributing upwards of $12 billion, George Soros is one of the world’s foremost philanthropist to date. His main area of focus with his contributions is to promote democracy and democratic ideals around the world. His donations support organizations and individuals in the fight for freedom of expression, government accountability, transparency and the promotion of justice and equality in the society. He fights against discrimination based on who people are. His donations have supported people sidelined by mainstream society including sex workers, drug addicts, and LGBTI people. With a net worth in the region of $25.2 billion, most of his contributions to various institutions and groups like the Roma people in Europe go through Open Society offices. He is president of Soro’s Open Society Foundation which supports organizations and individuals whose ideals and goals are in line with the goals of his foundation.

Born in Jewish family George Soros has had to experience intolerance firsthand. He was born in Hungary, 1930 and had to live through the Nazi occupation of Hungary in 1944-1945 which ended with the killing of over half a million Hungarian Jews. After the Battle of Budapest in World War 2 Soros immigrated to London where he worked as a railway porter and night-club waiter part time to pay for his schooling at the London School of Economics. He moved across the sea in 1956 to New York where he worked his way up from a trader and analyst to vice president and fund manager to make his own billions. He started the Soros Fund Management in 1973 and went to become one the world’s most successful investors. Read more on

When Soros launched his first foundation outside of the U.S. in Hungary in 1984 his aim was to weaken authoritarian regimes and make a transition towards economy by promoting the free flow of ideas and information. He spent a major part of the fund’s resources to distribute photocopiers to libraries, civil society groups, and universities. Promoting higher education is a major part of increasing the reach of democracy and democratic ideals since it leads to a generation of free thinkers. On this basis, Soros’s foundation has given grants and supported talks on issues such as freedom of information and media and the war against corruption. George Soros has personally substantially contributed to organizations that support democratic politics such as

After the end of the Cold War Soros expanded his philanthropic efforts to the United States, Asia, and Africa. He contributed $5 million dollars to both International Crisis group and UNICEF and $4 million dollars to the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.

George Soros has been quoted as saying that his goal is to harness the innovations that are only available in the private sector for the good of the public. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.

How Securus Technologies Has Become Invaluable in Prison

My job as a corrections officer in the local prison is dangerous, that is why we rely on so many resources inside the facility to make it through our day. Not only do I have to work to keep my fellow officers safe, I have to protect other inmates, staff members, and even visitors to the jail. While each of these resources is helpful, one has become so essential that we don’t know how we made it this far without it.


In the recent past, we would make use of body searches in the visitor center to make certain nothing was being transferred from visitor to inmate. We have used drug sniffing dogs to make sure cells are clean each day. We even check the mail so that nothing is getting into the hands of those inmates that they shouldn’t have. However, the most valuable resource we have today comes to use from Securus Technologies.


When the team at Securus Technologies installed the telephone monitoring system we use to listen to all the calls in the jail made by inmates, we discovered we had something that could maintain safety inside the jail like never before. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, will tell you that 2,600 other prison systems are using this same system with incredible results too. Once the LBS software detects conversations from inmates on a number of subjects, we get the alert and take swift action.


There have been several times when we get an alert that an inmate is talking to family about getting drugs. We hear things like inmates talking about smoking drugs at night inside the cell. We have even been able to locate hidden drugs in the yard inmates put there so they are not blamed for keeping illegal contraband inside the jail.


Jason Hope and the Future With 5G Networks

Jason Hope is a man that knows the world of business well. He also has a passion for technology. He has always had that vision for technology and any new innovation. One innovation in the field of technology has always made Jason Hope really excited. It’s the upcoming release of 5G. It’s not far off either before this will soon be available for people to use in place of the current networks that exist.

When 5G is released, it will bring networks that will no longer drop as they have before. Instead, people will be able to enjoy the coverage that was only a dream for mobile devices and mobile medical technology in days past. That is an amazing innovation for the future of networks.

There is an even discussion about how this can lead faster to the development of nanotechnology that was previously unheard of before. The support and networks will be there allowing those aspects of technology to be explored to their fullest.

Hope, who donated $500,000 to a group for philanthropic reasons, named this as the wave of the future for the company. The Sens Foundation, where the donation was made, has been exploring biotechnology now for years. The goal of the company is to end the issues related to aging that is currently killing people left and right. The development of the networks to explore the fields of nanotechnology is one that can revolutionize the entire world of medicine. It’s very exciting. His Twitter Profile.

This philanthropic donation is just one aspect of Jason Hope’s amazing gift to us all. He has been doing philanthropic work for years now. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in finance. He then received his MBA, some years later from the Carey School of Business. He works in philanthropy today and expects a future in politics. His love of helping others, specifically in the area of medical applications to technology, make him a unique candidate for any future position in the career of politics. He believes deeply in the ability of technology to be an important aspect of the future.

Dr. Rick Shinto Leads The Way To Better Healthcare Management At Innovacare Health

Dr. Rick Shinto is a highly regarded medical professional and the President and Chief Executive Officer at Innovacare Health. He serves as the CEO for the company’s Puerto Rico division. Innovacare Health is a managed health services company providing high quality healthcare management to its customers. Dr. Rick Shinto is well versed in leading healthcare management companies to success. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the table, having held high level positions prior to joining Innovacare Health.Before accepting his role at Innovacare Health, Dr. Shinto was the President and CEO at Aveta Inc. where he was a prominent leader from 2008 until the company was sold in 2012. He was the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at NAMM, and preceding that position he was the Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan.

In addition, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Corporate President at Medical Pathways Management Company.Dr. Shinto’s invaluable experience is complemented by the leadership team at Innovacare Health. His work with Innovacare’s Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides has driven the company to new heights. Penelope Kokkinides also brings over 20 years of experience in government healthcare management to the table. Her focus is streamlining the infrastructure of the organization. Penelope Kokkinides served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Centerlight Healthcare. She was the Chief Operating Officer for Touchstone Health, and prior to that worked for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, where she was their Corporate Vice President.

Penelope Kokkinides offers quality health care plans in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The company focuses on the ability to provide cost efficient and customer friendly care. Innovacare Health provides Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid, Physician Practice Services, Population Health Management and Clinical Services. Additionally, Vita Care is available to help customers manage chronic conditions to improve their quality of life.Innovacare Health cares about the people they serve, that’s why the company joined the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) in 2016. LAN is a progressive payment system that shifts the present fee-for-service model to a diversified, cost efficient model. The company also supports Fundacion Dorada, a non-profit focused on helping seniors with hygiene, safety and age-related issues. Innovacare Health received the Commendable Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011.


Paul Mampilly’s Financial Newsletter Hits Subscriber Milestone

Profits Unlimited is financial pro’s Paul Mampilly’s financial newsletter. It recently hit 60,000 subscribers making it one of the largest read newsletters in the financial industry. Profits Unlimited is published by Banyan Hill Publishing and was established in June of 2016.

As a former member of Wall Street, Paul Mampilly built up a wealth of financial knowledge and investing know-how. Over the course of his 20-year career on Wall Street, he had some impressive clients including Swiss private banks, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Templeton Foundation, and a number of Fortune 500 companies. One of the funds he managed in 2008 held $6 billion and was named one of the best hedge funds in the world.

The goal of Profits Unlimited is to allow regular investors access to Paul Mampilly’s stock picking skill set. Each issue of the newsletter highlights one small to mid-sized company and shows how it should be a standout performer in the stock market. He follows this up by keeping track of a couple of the stocks he has picked by tracking them on his online site.

Paul Mampilly does not manage the portfolios of his newsletter readers. They trade the stocks that he selects in their own brokerage accounts. Most of the stocks he has selected have been profitable which is true in 11 out of the 13 open positions he has proposed so far. Some of up really big such as a semiconductor company he wrote about which is up 160% since he wrote about investing in it.

During his time on Wall Street, Paul Mampilly worked for some of the largest investment firms. He started out at Bankers Trust Company which was bought out by Deutsche Bank. After this purchase was completed he became a research analyst at Deutsche Asset Management where he focused on financial, healthcare, and utility stocks.

Another big investing firm Paul Mampilly worked at was ING Fund where he had the role of a senior research analyst. He was the manager of two teams of analysts that specialized in healthcare stocks. In this role, he personally focused on biotechnology and life sciences corporations.

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US Money Reserve: Helping Clients Store Wealth in Precious Metals

With the global political unrests not showing any signs of relenting in the foreseeable future, it is imperative to safeguard the hard-earned wealth against economic volatilities. One such safeguard is investment in gold.

In a book released by U.S. Money Reserve, Philip N. Diehl who currently serves as the president of the global leader in precious metals holds that gold has for centuries served a safe haven for storing wealth. He notes that gold is less susceptible to economic volatility and therefore has the potential of shielding investors from the global economic and political risks.

With the release of the book, US Money Reserve hopes to help many Americans grappling with the current and looming economic uncertainties hedge against these current future risks. The eBook comes with a 1/10 oz. special-issue Eagle Coins that are sold at special prices to offer clients a head start and motivation to invest in gold.

Organizational Profile: Founding and Management

Despite being founded in 2001, U.S. Money Reserve has carved out a reputation as a global leader when it comes to supply of precious metals including gold and platinum and government-issued coins. The privately held company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is headed by Philip N. Diehl who serves as the president of the company. Mr. Diehl also serves as the director of U.S. Mint.

He also worked at the U.S. Treasury Department as the chief of staff. The company has developed a reputation of hiring some of the best talents and highly experienced individuals. One such individual is Angela Koch currently serves as the chief executive officer of U.S. Money Reserve following his appointment in 2015. She previously held several management positions in various companies and within U.S. Money Reserve where she rose through the ranks.

Towards Excellent Service Delivery

Money Reserve has specialized in delivering high quality and customized services that meet the unique demands of each of their clients. Their commitment to quality service delivery has seen it grown in leaps and bounds to become the leading supplier of precious metals and U.S. government-issued coins.

Over the years, U.S. Money Reserve has expanded its operations to include coins issued by other governments while also partnering with the U.S. government.

The company encourages direct communication with their clients through various platforms including phone calls, emails and live chat among other platforms. This is further facilitated by the newly upgraded website that has included interactive features. The company has an AAA accreditation by the Business Consumer Alliance.

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The Life of Patty Rocklage

Patty Rocklage graduated from The University of Southern California with a Psychology degree back in 1981. She went ahead to get a license to practice psychology in Massachusetts concentrating in Boston. She is renown all over Boston due to her openness and charm that has helped many people change their lifestyles and lead better lives.

Her calm and smiling nature makes people feel at ease around her and hence open up easily to her. Patty Rocklage then puts into use her skills which she has gathered for over 20 years and gives the person opening up to her the best advice that can help their situation. Patty also puts the client under a specialized and flexible program to encourage the individual to follow the advice she has given them.

This way she has been able to save a lot of marriages some of which had completely fallen apart. Her counseling procedures are the best and easy to follow by her clients hence leading them to the make the change they so much need to their lives. Read more: Patty Rocklage | LinkedIn and Pattry Rocklage | Crunchbase

Being a professional, she ensures that her client’s secrets are not shared outside her office. This has also gone a long way in making people trust her and open up to her easily. She handles her client’s sensitive information with utmost respect and is always careful not to judge them. She has a great personality that enables her to easily connect with people.

The interaction she has had with people over the years has made her an eloquent public speaker. She from time to time conducts public lectures whereby she gives advice to people on the best way to live together and also share simple problem-solving skills.

Patty has a soft spot for humanity. By doing so, she is involved in many philanthropic gestures concerning different groups of people around the world. Together with her husband, they helped to renovate two labs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology last year.

The two labs are fundamental in the research activities carried out at the University. She is also a volunteer at the Sudanese Education Fund, an organization that aims at making the lives of the immigrants from South Sudan easy.

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Getting to Know Alexandre Gama

Alexandre Gama’s Wikipedia page shows his date of birth and explains his entire life of he is and what has he done that was able to make him be known world wide. In his page it also explains what career he went for like when he received a degree in advertising and Communication from a foundation known as Armando Alvares Penteado foundation. In the career section of his Wikipedia page it also shows how we went up the ladder and become who he is today. His page also shows how many awards he has received for making history in his country.


Rick Smith Securus Technology CEO;A wealth of technology Experience and Business leadership

Rick Smith Securus Technology CEO;A wealth of technology Experience and Business leadership

Richard A. Smith (Rick Smith) is by all standards a technologically endowed man with a combination of important skills, education, and experience to lead an organization such as Securus Technology. He was appointed to the position of CEO in 2008 and has since recorded significant positive developments.

Securus Technology is involved in the development of technology used for public safety in various fields. Among its important clients is the correction department as well as civil and criminal justice systems. The company has focused on solving crimes and crime prevention measures, going way beyond prison walls to solve crimes committed by incarcerated persons. With over 2000 facilities to serve and an investment in the range of $600million dollars, it goes without saying that the company needs visionary leadership.

Rick Smith is a well-educated man. From the Rochester Institute of Technology, he obtained his associate’s degree and from the State University of New York, he obtained his degree in engineering and his master’s in engineering as well. He studied for his MBA at the University of Rochester’s Simon School.

Over the years, Smith has held various positions of authority, contributing to a good measure of success in several organizations. Between 1972 and 1988 he worked for Global Crossing North America Inc., assuming roles such as a controller and chief information officer. He also headed Midwest Telephone Operations as its vice president and also worked for Network Plant Operations as a Business Development Executive, Director and Vice President of Finance in the same company. Read more on

Between 1998 and 2000, Smith was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Eschelon Telecom Inc.He, later on, took the helm as its president and CEO and is credited with the company’s substantial revenue increase which rose from $30 million to over $300 million during his tenure, leading to a successful IPO in 2005. He stayed with Eschelon Telkom until 2007.

Rick Smith joined Securus Technology in 2008 as president and CEO. One of its biggest competitors has been Global Tel Link. However, by rolling out more products and services, Securus has kept a notable lead. One of its main strengths is its call center run by well-trained employees. Under Smiths leadership, its patents have been cited to the tune of $600 million dollars and boast of the largest VOIP Corrections calling machinery in the world.



It is evident that Rick Smith Securus has injected an important set of skills and leadership style that is critical in steering the company forward. Having been in finance and immersed deeply in the technological world, he stands a good chance of scaling higher heights. Technology changes rapidly and it is important for companies to remain focused on new developments. With a solid capital base, Securus Technology under, Smith’s leadership stands a good chance to remain ahead of the competition.