July 28, 2016 · Business Leaders · (No comments)

Kenneth Goodgame works as the chief marketing officer and the vice president of True Value Hardware Company. He attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he graduated with a degree in Finance and Marketing. The knowledge that Kenneth Goodgame gained in college has been helpful to him in his career. He has done well in the management of profit and loss. Goodgame has also transformed the True Value Company to a brand that is recognized globally. This tremendous transformation has been due to his vast experience in business, customer knowledge and client based philosophy. At the company, he successfully developed programs that had a long-term impact on the international market.

Kenneth Goodgame is a popular leader in operations management. He mostly specializes in the creation of multi million dollar original equipment manufacturer excellence for various organizations. Goodgame is known to combine innovative marketing with merchandising to achieve prudent financial oversight. Goodgame launched his career when he began working for Hardline D28 Product Merchant. At the company, he was responsible for purchases, pricing, assortment and line reviews. At a certain point in his career, he worked with John Deere where they were involved in negotiations and execution of various plans.

These projects included selling of tractors and mowers to consumers under the Scott Brand. He has also worked for the Husky and Workforce lines. While at Husky’s, he managed to improve the margin growth return on investment by more than 43 percent. As an expert in promotions, he sets up products and runs the promotions whose main aim is to draw attention to the products. He has previously worked in several businesses like the Newell Rubbermaid. In these companies, he implemented important strategies that ensured the companies grew rapidly.

His greatest achievement was when he came up with technology for the mop products which he patented. In retail stores, Goodgame places more importance on the end cap, which is crucial in sales. End caps are mostly what a customer will notice while walking along an aisle of a store. Goodgame is a multi talented person. Apart from being a leader in brand recognition, he is known to be quite creative. His exemplary leadership skills have allowed him to convert ideas to a solid vision. He is a team player, something that motivates his colleagues at work.

July 27, 2016 · Politiciain · (No comments)

Jose Manuel Gonzalez is a Ph.D. holder in Economics from the University of Columbia. His record in his entire profession is a blend between the private sector responsibilities and the central bank decision making as well as the academic positions in the advisory positions. He was appointed as the professor of the University of Columbia in 1988. Jose Manuel Gonzales also used that chance to teach courses in advanced public policies in economic analysis in Madrid as well as other research centers. He then became a professor at the IESE Business School.

From 1985 he was appointed as the economic advisor to the various private and public institutions that included the Bank of Spain, the EU, the World Bank group and the IMF. Mr. Jose Manuel Gonzales is an agricultural business person. He is the former president of the FEDECAMARAS. He is the current serving deputy to the Guarico State National Assembly. Mr. Jose offers his experience for two quality and successive experiences from two different contemporary areas to the public service. They say that he is an active entrepreneur that was borrowed to check on politics.

Like the many sectors of the public, agriculture has topped sustaining the economy. The country has stopped producing enough core earners; agriculture is in a dark mess. The country has no enough foreign exchange to enable it to import this kind of commodities that are very essential. This is the type of economy that the few are yet to unveil to the country if they continue with this sort of business operation where no one has a say in what can be done of improved in the markets.

However, the national assembly has started understanding the situations that are in the agricultural sector. This has however been an unsuccessful management. A government pointed to its weakness but assumes not to hear anything. They keep arguing that the things that the agricultural sector do not depend on to them. This is a show of a coalition government that the people never chose. The productive outcome is always affected by insecurity. This is very evident in the agricultural states. Jose Argues.

Most people have heard of the Zika virus. It’s a virus that usually affects pregnant women and can lead to severe birth defects. It is often spread by mosquitoes. However, a patient in Utah recently died from the virus, and the person spread the virus to a caregiver. No one knows how the virus was spread as it’s usually done so through other forms of contact instead of simply touching someone while giving care.

Zika is a virus that is usually only spread sexually or if the person is bit by a mosquito carrying the disease. Since a caregiver was infected, it shows that doctors don’t know everything about the virus. They don’t know how it’s transmitted, and that’s what’s frightening. It could be spread from one person to another like the common cold. If this is the case, then the virus could end up spreading like wildfire, killing adults and children in a short time. The privacy of the patient who died and the health care worker are preventing a lot from being said about what happened.

However, if this turns into a national emergency as it could, then information needs to be released so that people know what to look for if they think that they are sick. A vaccine needs to be given as soon as possible to prevent this type of situation from taking place again.

A recent article published by The Detroit News announced that the city of Detroit razed 10,000 vacant buildings since Mayor Mike Duggan began his term in 2014. Mayor Duggan has been a vocal champion of the blight busting campaign in Detroit to improve the quality of life of all city residents.

Official estimates put the number at 40,000 vacant houses that are due for demolition throughout the city. Some of the benefits of the demolition process have been that structure fires have decreased by at least 25 percent and property values across the city have gone up. As a result of the many housing demolitions, housing renovations are starting to spring up and increase the overall property values in the city.

The average house demolition in Detroit now costs around $12,300, and Mayor Duggan said that the city is trying to keep the costs below $13,000 if at all possible. Funding has been provided by both the U.S. Treasury and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. More funding increases for the citywide demolition projects are expected to come through for next year.

Requests for proposal for renovation projects in the demolished neighborhoods have already been released by the city, according to Arthur Jemison, Detroit’s director of housing and revitalization. Some of the projects for revitalization planned by the city include parks, orchards and green spaces on the 250 vacant lots in the Fitzgerald neighborhood. Housing renovations will account for the remaining 100 vacant lots available in that neighborhood so far.