While still in primary school, Mark Holyoake became very interested in gymnastics. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1983 and developed into an all-around gymnast. This means becoming skilled at high bar, rings, floor routines, parallel bars, vault, and the pommel horse.
He started doing gymnastics competitively when he was just 10 years old. He joined the national development team which is designed to create world-class athletes. He knew he couldn’t compete in gymnastics forever, though, and so he attended Auckland University. While competing and working part-time as a personal trainer, Mark Holyoake earned a B.S. in sport and exercise science. This set him up to be a personal trainer once his days as a professional gymnast would be done.
In 2005, he competed at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship where he placed 25th. At the 2006 Common Wealth Games, he achieved 11th place. He also competed in the 2010 Common Wealth Games in which New Zealand finished in 4th place and he took bronze on the parallel bars.
It was after this that he dedicated himself full-time to being a personal trainer, including CrossFit. He co-founded The Rx Clinic along with Andy Rodgers who had been an Olympic weightlifter. They taught clinics at which athletes learned gymnastics and weightlifting. This included advanced forms and movements.
His next step was to found Mark Holyoake Gymnastics. He taught gymnastics to people across Europe and the United Kingdom. Many of his clinics were held at CrossFit gyms. It was during this time that he recognized how gymnastics could really help CrossFit enthusiasts.
Mark Holyoake competed as a CrossFit competitor at multiple annual CrossFit Games. Each event that occurs at these games is announced just hours before the competition starts. This means that competitors need to be well-versed in all facets of CrossFit if they hope to win. In 2019, he was 279th in the world in the CrossFit Worldwide Ranking.
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The Scottish writer Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen, raised in Troon, and moved to Glasgow with his family at 11. When he was 16, he dropped out of school to write for the newspaper industry. During his years writing and editing for the Glasgow Weekly Herald (1929-1935), Alastair research and wrote on many different subjects. It was while researching and writing about one of these subjects, that mountain climbing and enjoying nature became a lifelong passion. His resulting series of articles were, in turn, instrumental in encouraging the continued growth of the movement.
In 1935 he moved to London to write for the Daily Mirror but the following year he moved back to Glasgow to start working for the BBC. In 1939 he wrote and published his classic mountaineering novel, “Always a Little Further.” It was almost rejected by Faber, but T.S. Eliot, who happened to be on its board at the time, convinced them to do so. The following year he joined Scotland in its part in the war effort against Germany. He would fight in some of the fiercest battles throughout the war in its entirety. Even before hostilities officially ceased, he began work on a war memoir called “Sans Peur: The History of the 5th Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders.”
It would be published just a few months after the war officially ended. It would be reprinted in 1994 with the title “Battalion: A British Infantry unit’s action from El Alamein to Elbe, 1942-1945.” It was also in that same year that Alastair and his wife, Anne moved to the remote Scottish island of Jura. In 1960 they moved back to the mainland in Ayrshire where they would live for the next 30 years. It was during the “60s that he gradually became involved with the television industry as a scriptwriter. Anne and Alastair both died in 2003, just three months apart.
A highly acclaimed nature book by Clément Perrette, Call of the Blue is dedicated to supporting the efforts of scientists and other people who are passionate about protecting the biodiversity of the world’s oceans.
The narrative of the book revolves around presenting the achievements of more than 50 of the field’s top marine biologists and other scientists. The book also celebrates the work of a wide array of sports enthusiasts, actors, performers, authors, explorers, entrepreneurs and ocean guardians.
The first edition of Call of the Blue earned glowing reviews from The Guardian, Sierra Magazine and other respected publications. Experts rate it as one of the year’s best nature books. With the first edition nearly sold out, plans are in the works to produce a second printing.
The book includes 300 spectacular pictures by renowned photographer Philip Hamilton, who opened his vast private portfolio in support of the project. Topics include the scourge of plastic pollution, overfishing, shark fin soup and turtle egg poaching.
After a successful career spanning 25 years in the world of high finance, Clement Perrette now divides his time between the fund management business and environmental pursuits focusing on sea preservation. In addition to Call of the Blue, Perrette is the driving force behind a film series project titled Ocean Souls. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness and provide for support for individuals and groups dedicated to ocean preservation projects. Before turning his attention to philanthropy and environmentalism, Perrette was a senior fund manager with RAM Active Investments. In a previous position with Barclays Capital, Perrette was active in trading bonds and swaps. He also worked for Paribas and Deutsche Bank in government bond trading.
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Alec Sellem is the founder of the Sellem Industries LLC, and he currently serves as the company’s chief executive officer. The company is based in London, United Kingdom, and its primary goal is to establish a partnership with other energy firms and individuals who are business minded. The company is also creating strategic visions on how they can grow further. Alec Sellem worked hard to manage the company, and he is working closely with business partners in Latin American and Africa. He is also renowned for his expertise when it comes to gold mining and refining, and he is contributing to the transformation of the industry.
The methods established by Alec Sellem are helping the mining industry, and it brought wealth to many communities where the mining operations are taking place. The rural villages are transforming drastically, thanks to the efforts made by Alec Sellem, and the people living in these communities are directly benefiting from the industry. Born and raised in Europe, he had to transfer to Africa where he managed to create a strong connection with the people and the landscape. It also inspired him to create a mining business, with most of the operators taking place in Sierra Leone.
Alec Sellem built infrastructures, not only to support his business but also to bring wealth and convenience to the locals. He is able to develop a huge portion of Sierra Leone, and the people are thankful for their assistance in helping the country’s economy. Alec Sellem is also pushing for other mining companies to practice sustainable mining to avoid destroying the environment while at the same time, collecting the resources given by nature. He continues to oversee the mines that are set up in Sierra Leone and hopes to locate more resources in the country that can be developed for profit.
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There is a place located in Fairfield Connecticut where an environment of laughter and joy are promoted in the midst of the sufferings of the present age. Sharon Prince Grace Farms is the President of this captivating expanse of land known as Grace Farms. She opened it to the public in October 2015 and continues to operate it as her primary objective. However, she has skills in other causes such as architecture, sustaining the environment with longevity, and the social well-being of all individuals. She believes that each life is sacred and holds to her principles of love and wellness at Grace Farm. It is a perfect space and platform to host many guest speakers who pool and share their ideas for the common good of all.
At Grace Farms there is much beauty, but also much discussion and analysis of the current state of the world. Their philosophy is to be kind and understanding to all fellow humans, and that the crimes of humanity are inexcusable. Reconnecting with nature is sometimes all it takes to stimulate a true change in someone. Those who seek to give back to society and promote the wellness of everyone should promptly visit Grace Farms to get a taste of knowledge and beauty.
The staff includes Krishna Patel the Justice initiate director, Rod Khattabi the director of law enforcement, J. Mark Fowler Nature initiate Director, Karen Ludwig Kariuki the Community Director, Matthew Croasmun the director of Faith Initiative, and Pamela Ruggio the Arts Initiative Coordinator. Together, they make for a knowledgable and resourceful staff to make your stay At Grace Farms one to be remembered forever. Everything they do there is intended to touch the hearts of those they serve, all while giving useful knowledge about the world and how normal people can help with change!
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OSI Food Solutions has become one of the largest food suppliers in the world. Its food products are value-added and healthy, earning their trust with companies. OSI owns over 65 facilities located in 17 countries and works with 20,000 employees. The company is ranked among the largest private companies in the world. OSI Food Solutions has numerous resources that make it a reputable and unparalleled company in the food industry. OSI started from a humble beginning in Illinois. It was initially a family-owned meat market in Oak Park. The company was opened in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky, a German who had recently relocated to the US. Otto earned a reputation among the residents for providing them with high-quality meat products, and he soon moved his business to Chicago. OSI expanded outside the local region and began serving a wide range of customers in Chicago.
OSI Food Solutions made a significant partnership in 1955 that led to its vast expansion across the US. The partnership was with McDonald’s that was opening chain restaurants in the region. OSI was hired as a supplier of meat patties, and over the years it has become a primary supplier for McDonald’s. OSI worked towards growth, and in 1973 it opened a meat processing plant. The invention of liquid nitrogen freezing aided OSI in storing and transporting food products. The meat plant shaped meat patties using special machines and freezing was conducted in tunnels. OSI Food Solutions continued making partnerships with various companies that led to its expansion. The General Million Corporation and the Alaska Milk Corporation are among the many companies that OSI partnered with. GenOSI was formed as a result of the partnership with the General Million Corporation. It is found in the Philippines and is responsible for processing and shipping foods within the region.
OSI Food Solutions expanded further to China and India and opened OSI China and Vista Processed Foods in the two regions. OSI has access to the world’s food chain, and can, therefore, acquire the best products at affordable prices. The products are then used to produce superior food products that require little preparation time and fit their client’s needs.
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Richard Liu Qiangdong is the founder of online retailer JD.com, which is one of the largest in China. The company has risen through the ranks to an accumulated $57.6 billion with the executive cashing in at a net worth of about $11 billion himself, according to statistics on the JD.com page.
Richard Liu started out learning about computers on his own when it came to coding and studied at Renmin University of China with a concentration in sociology. After that, Liu Qiangdong decided to go to business school and after graduating worked for a company named Japan Life as a director.
The entrepreneur decided to then bet on himself and open his own business that included shops called “Jingdong” that sold products in Beijing, and the business really took off as it expanded to 12 different stores throughout the region. Unfortunately, an economic collapse named the SARS outbreak had arrived, and as a result, crippled lucrative business for good.
But it had led to the creation of the online retailer of JD.com in 2004. The company had started out by selling simple things such as electronics and tech devices. Over time, JD.com has partnered up with some prominent companies such as Walmart and WeChat. WeChat had bought a stake in the company while Walmart did the same. JD.com in the meantime also invested in other brands such as Farfetch and they decided to go public to the US in 2014.
However, the retailer does not have a strong presence in the US as they are mainly in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The online retailer is regarded for their reliable delivery system with same day delivery or next day as they continue to improve and invest in technology to make life easier for consumers. In fact, the article confirms that just last year, that they added a new in-car delivery system with an electric vehicle brand to drop off packages in peoples cars.
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Isabel dos is one of the most influential figures in the world of business and especially in Africa. She is a businesswoman and boasts being at the top of charts of the richest women in the region. Isabel is the elder child of former Angolan president dos Santos Senior and his Russian wife. According to reports from Forbes and other magazines, she acquired her wealth by taking huge stakes and investing heavily in Angola and Europe. Isabel dos Santos has accumulated over 2 billion dollars in wealth, making her the wealthiest woman in Africa.
Isabel dos was born and raised in Baku, where she acquired primary education. She later traveled to Europe for her high school studies. She completed her studies in an all-girls boarding school based in England. She then joined Kings College for her university education. In the college, she graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and met her Congolese husband, Sindika Dokolo.
For over two decades, Isabel dos Santos has been managing high-end companies with global recognition. She started her career as a project manager in the early 1990s after her return to Africa. She later started investing, and her first business was a trucking business, and after a short period, she opened Miami Beach Club, a restaurant based in Luanda Islands. Her entrepreneurial skills and expertise in electronics have contributed significantly to her dominance and success in the technology industry. She continued investing in large businesses before going back to Europe in 2017.
Isabel dos Santos interest in telecommunications made her launch a considerable bid to take over Portugal telecom which was later accepted and approved by the commission of Portuguese security markets. Also, in January 2017, she purchased 2 percent of BFA Bank for around 28 million euros, and she now controls over 50 percent of the firm’s capital.
Back in Africa, Isabel dos Santos has investments in major companies that operate in Angola. In 2011, she signed joint ownership with a Portuguese based company for the establishment and operation of a retailing company in Angola. She holds various companies based in Africa and Europe that operate in many fields ranging from motors, banking, mining, energy, and precious metals, among other sectors.
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