Old War Machine – Trabuco

A weapon used in the Middle Ages was the trebuchet or more commonly called the Trabuco (Portuguese). Trabuco, which is similar to a catapult, originated in China around 400 BC. The Trabuco was used in the Crusades by the Europeans and was also used in Muslim countries. The Trabuco was used to launch missiles, to either crush masonry walls or shoot a projectile over the wall, using the principle of a lever.

There were two types of Trabucos. A balancing Trabuco and a traction Trabuco. Arab merchants. took the traction Trabuco to the Middle East and redesigned the Trabuco by adding weight to act as a counterweight at the end of a long piece of wood or beam, using gravity as the source of energy to throw the projectile.

The counterweight pulls the beam which casts a large stone or another projectile from a resting point and in a sling, located opposite the counterweight, hurled the projectile, in the same way, that David used a sling to slay Goliath.

The size of the counterweight is directly related to the velocity of the missile. There is documentation on infopedia.pt that a Trabuco threw a 140 pound stone almost to the distance of a football field or 100 yards.

The Trabuco could catapult four stones per minute, which was considered an impressive use of force. The restrictions of this weapon were controlling the number of people to pull on the ropes that had to be pulled down with ropes to release the counterweight to propel the missile or rock.

To achieve four shots a minute the ropes had to be pulled at the same force for each propulsion according to veja.abril.com.br. This type of Trabuco was used to only in the eleventh century.

By the end of the Thirteenth Century, the Trabuco could hurl stones weighing a ton. Animals, such as horses and cows were thrown, as well as human heads and living prisoners were thrown. There was a belief that if infected, diseased human bodies were catapulted, this could spread infections to the enemy. With the advent of gun powder, the Trabuco fazed out of existence.

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OSI Brings Innovation To Meat Manufacturing

OSI began to revolutionize the fast food industry in the 1960s. At this time the company was known as Otto and Sons. Otto and Sons introduced innovations that would set them apart from other meat manufacturers. They had a working relationship with McDonald’s organization along with several other hundred beef suppliers. Otto and Sons embraced cryogenic freezing as a method to store large supplies of meat in order to meet the demand for the growing McDonald’s Corporation. They also introduce the meat patty cutting machine, which catered to the unique needs that McDonald’s had.

In 1973 Otto and Sons presented its first meat plant in West Chicago that was specifically designed to support their number one client, the McDonald’s Corporation. It featured liquid nitrogen freezing tunnels and the specially developed meat patty cutting machine.

Otto and Sons also had the ability to support other clients with specific needs. They created a separate unit called Glenmark that supplied services to its non-McDonald’s clients. OSI eventually sold the Glenmark brand to Best Chicago Meat. Otto and Sons later became known as OSI Industries. They were offered the opportunity to become the exclusive supplier of meat to the McDonald’s Corporation. This arrangement would take OSI to an international level.

By 2011 OSI Industries was listed as the 136th largest privately owned company by Forbes. OSI boasted a annual revenue of 3 billion dollars at this time. By 2016 Forbes listed OSI as the 58th largest privately owned company with an annual revenue of 6.1 billion dollars.

OSI has continued to diversify its market influence by making acquisitions of other companies and operating factories around the world. Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group are two additions to the OSI machine that will help the company expand its presence in Europe. Both Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group have unique specialties that bring different advantages to OSI’s diverse capabilities.

OSI has plants operating in the Asia-Pacific and Europe, as well as the United States. There are factories in Wisconsin, Utah, Riverside, California, Oakland, California and Chicago. For more info about us: https://www.inc.com/profile/osi-group click here.

OSI was awarded the Globe of Honor Award by the British Safety Council has recognition of maintaining a safe environment in all operating facilities. The award recognizes those organizations who maintain a level of safety from the factory floor to the office buildings. OSI was able to achieve such recognition by holding their employees to an international standard. The company implements a quality assurance program that make sure everyone affiliated with the organization is held accountable for their operating procedures.

Desiree Perez, Music Giant

The music business is a $15.7 billion dollar industry. In 2016, streaming topped sales as the highest source of revenue for the first time. There are 50 executives, leaders ready to face challenges such as data management, fair payment, and new business models, who are the ones behind the numbers and successes. They are from numerous different companies coming together for a similar purpose.

Stefan Blom, Spotify. Steve Boom, Amazon Music. Lindsey Pearl, Apple Music. Desiree Perez, TIDAL. Simon Bennett, Kobalt. Jonathan Dworkin, Universal Music Group. Michael Nash, Universal Music Group. Ty Roberts, Universal Music Group. Tuhin Roy, Universal Music Group. Oana Ruxandra, Universal Music Group. Keith Hauprich, North America, BMG. Dennis Kooker, Sony Music Entertainment. Larry Matters, Warner Bros. Records. Chris Mortimer, Interscope Geffen A&M. Ole Obermann, Warner Music Group. Paul Sinclair, Atlantic Records. Lauren Apolito, Harry Fox Agency/Rumblefish. Stephen H. Block, Harry Fox Agency/Rumblefish. John Raso, Harry Fox Agency/Rumblefish. Peter Brodsky, Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Marc Cimino, Universal Music Publishing Group. Joe Congers, Downtown Music Publishing; GM, Songtrust. Clark Miller, Warner/Chappell Music. Jim Cady, SiriusXM. Darren Davis, iHeartRadio and iHeartMedia Networks Group. Chris Phillips, Pandora. Alex Hofmann, North America, musical. Tamara Hrivnak, Facebook. Jonathan Hull, Facebook. Lyor Cohen, YouTube. Erik Huggers, VEVO. Amy Dietz, INgrooves. Bob Roback, INgrooves Music Group. Brad Navin, The Orchard. Colleen Thesis, The Orchard. Brandon Squad, Alternative Distribution Alliance Worldwide. Brooke Kain, AEG Presents. Jackie Wilgar, Live Nation Entertainment. Alex Bewley, WME. Alexandra Levitt, WME. Stuart Kozlowski, Paradigm Talent Agency. Jonathan Perelman, ICM Partners. Margo Plotkin, Creative Artists Agency. Brent Weinstein, United Talent Agency. David Israelite, National Music Publishers’ Association. Steven Marks, RIAA. J.D. Connell, SESAC. Alice Kim, ASCAP. David Levin, BMI. Julia Massimino, SoundExchange and more information click here.

Desiree Perez, a.k.a Des Perez, has been with SC Enterprises for a long time. She’s proven herself tough and highly qualified for the position and what Des Perez knows.

Des Perez was part of negotiating the Beyoncé Formation stadium in addition to being involved in the Rihanna Samsung deal. Perez is one of a group that runs the operation of Roc Nation and https://www.instagram.com/des.perez/.

Goettl Air Conditioning: Over Seventy Years of Providing Unmatched HVAC Services

Goettl Air Conditioning acquired Moore Air Conditioning, a company based in Las Vegas. Both companies offer heating, air conditioning, and ventilation services and have over fifty years experience in the market.

The deal reinforces Goettl’s determination to provide the best customer experience through skilled technicians. Moore’s team of experts caters for the growing market for air conditioning in Las Vegas. Goettl Air Conditioning aims to become the primary service provider in the area through growing the business by 50% within 2017 and increasing the number of specialists over the next one year.

The company will source technicians from the College of Southern Nevada. The J. Duncan Goodrich Air Technology Program, at the university, was created as an endowment. The current owner, Ken Goodrich, also supports a veteran initiative dubbed the Kenneth D. Goodrich CSN 9/11 Veteran HVAC Employment Program. The veteran’s program not only supports training but also helps trainees find meaningful work. One of the beneficiaries of the program is Nick Hughes, who used his grant to obtain tools worth 1000 dollars. Most of the equipment of the trade are costly and out of reach for most of the veterans. Hughes is currently involved in an HVAC consulting firm.

In 1939, Gust and Adam Goettl conceptualized the idea that is Goettl Air Conditioning in Phoenix. They moved to Southern Nevada in 1968 and left in 2007 because of the recession. In 2013 Goodrich purchased the company, then based in Arizona. Goettl offers a range of services and products that include air conditioners, replacement services, maintenance, and repair. The company operates in Southern California, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Tucson.

The Phoenix cooling services are a full range of cooling services that encompass installation of air conditioners and heat pumps and replacement and management for business and home owners. The heating services extend to the replacement of furnaces, fuel systems gas and ductless heating networks. According to glassdoor.com, other services provided include humidification and cleaning services.

Ken Goodrich’s passion for service began at a tender age of ten. Goodrich’s father advised him always to endeavor to do what is right at the moment and not only when it is convenient. Over the last twenty years, Goodrich has founded and managed plumbing and HVAC companies. The Sunny plumber provides plumbing services for Goettl Air Conditioning.

In 2014, Goettl Air Conditioning marked its 75th year of operations and celebrated Dan Burkle’s 25 years as CEO of the company. Goodrich is optimistic that the next seventy-five years will be even more successful.


Owner of the Largest Shopping Mall in Brazil, Roberto Santiago

Roberto Santiago is a well-known Brazilian businessman. He was born in Joao Pessoa on July 16, 1958. Mr. Santiago went to school at Pio X- Marist College before doing his Business Administration undergraduate at the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He has thrived in the Brazilian mall industry where he owns the largest shopping mall known as the Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall. Santiago bought the land on which he built his shopping mall way back in 1987. He later developed the land for about two years until the Manaira Shopping Mall was launched in 1989. Roberto Santiago’s mall comprises of a rooftop concert hall, theater, food court, gaming area, a college, several shopping stores, a gym, and financial institutions.


The Manaira Shopping Mall


The Manaira is considered the largest mall in the country. It is dedicated to strengthening the good relationship it has with clients. Its primary purpose is to provide its clients comfort, fun, and leisure. Moreover, it has high-tech cinema made with modern technology. Also, it has 3D rooms and a stadium concept that enhances the experience of thrill seekers. For those seeking tranquility moments, the Manaira has a gourmet space for that.


Inside the Manaira Shopping Mall is the Domus Hall located at the rooftop of the mall opened in 2009. The hall has enough space to host conferences, musical concerts, weddings, exhibits, fairs, and graduation ceremonies. Besides the Domus Hall being air conditioned and soundproof, it can accommodate about 4,000 seated and 10,000 standing individuals. It has special two-story structure subdivided into cabins for people who need privacy. The hall has attracted performances from both Brazilian and international artists.


Early Career


Roberto Santiago began his career in a Santa Rosa Café. He later went on to open a company that manufactured decorative and utilitarian products. Ever since, Santiago’s business career has been successful. He has received numerous trophies in both motocross and kart championships due to his love and passion for sports. Several of his works and novels have been honored including El ladron de mentiras, his first book. He also won the Edebe Prize for kids’ literature. His other works entail The Longest Penalty in the World, The Suicide Club, At the End of the Road and many more. He also collaborated as a director and screenwriter in various TV series.


Roberto Santiago has earned a reputation as one among the most successful Brazilian entrepreneurs. He is dedicated to providing the Brazilian and people around the world with the best shopping experience. His success can be attributed to commitment, hard work, and passion. He advises upcoming Brazilian entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs around the world to believe in themselves and step out to actualize their business ideas.



Nabors Industries is a land drilling flight firm and also a provider of directional drilling services, performance tools and offshore platform rigs with its head offices in Houston is set to acquire Tesco Corp, a manufacturer of technology based solutions for the energy industry also based at Huston. The acquisition which is set to happen in the last quarter of this year is an all stock acquisition. Tesco common stock being valued at four point six two dollars for every share in line with Nabors shares closing price on 11th August. This value is a nineteen percent premium based on the closing value of Tesco shares and a thirty percent premium in line with the value of Tesco enterprise according to the firm cash balance prepared in thirtieth June.

At the end of the deal, the shareholding of the Tesco firm will be 10% of the total shares of Nabors. However, if by the end of February next year the deal will not have gone through then according to a court filing done with the US Securities Exchange Commission; Tesco will have to pay eight million dollars to Nabors.

Tesco is said to compliment Nabors equipment subsidiary firm Canrig and the firm’s tubular services operations will be a benefit to Nabors drilling operations. The synergies from the two firms expected to generate twenty million dollars in revenue in the first year. This is expected to increase to thirty million dollars to thirty-five million dollars in the subsequent years. According to Nabors president, CEO and Chairman Anthony Petrello, the acquisition will help the company deliver better rig services.

This Man Anthony Petrello

Anthony Petrello serves as Nabors President, chairman, and CEO and in 2014 was ranked as one of the top paid U.S CEOs. At the time he was earning sixty-eight point two million dollars, despite his successes Anthony is a humble and honest man who deserves what he earns if not much more. Petrello was born in Newark to working class parents who did not have much. From an early age, he exhibited a mathematical intelligence that was not common among his peers and fortunately this did not escape Yale University which gave him a scholarship after his high school graduation to pursue mathematics. However, at some point in his stay at Yale Petrello changed his mind and joined the Harvard School of law. He worked hard in his school years and after his graduate studies worked for various companies joining Nabors.

He joined Nabors board of directors in 1991 after joining the company from Baker & McKenzie law firm where his specialty was corporate taxes. He has climbed the ranks for the twenty-six years he has worked for the company to become the firm CEO. During his tenure, he has emerged as one of the most capable business leaders in the US and has done much for Nabors. Petrello is also known as a philanthropist as he and his wife donate millions of dollars every year to charities

Amazing Facts about Lifeline Screening Company

Health Centre’s offer different services to its patients. Some of the services include screening, diagnostic and counselling. Therefore, some health services specialize in screening. Screening is the process by which one tests the presence or the absence of disease, infection or contaminant. One of the world’s best screening company is Lifeline Screening Company.

Lifeline Screening Company was founded in 1993 in the United States, Florida. It serves forty eight states. Its main founders are Timothy Phillips and Colin Scully. The main role is providing health preventative screening. Lifeline Screening Company was also launched in the United Kingdom in 2007.It has partnered with some organizations, hospitals and insurances like Carolina Vascular and Mission Hospital. It also expanded to offer services in Australia calling themselves Screen for Life. Lifeline Screening Hospital carries out various screening services as described below. They include Ultrasound Screenings-this includes viewing and getting images that are reliable by use of Ultrasound technology.

Finger-Stick Blood Screening-incorporated in 2008. Its role is checking for heart diseases and diabetes risks involved. It also checks for cholesterol levels Inflammation. Further they offer Electrocardiograph-It checks whether one has atrial fibrillation that may cause stroke to increase. Lifeline Screening Company also carries out research or case study. In 2010 they carried out a study to show if there is a relationship between the presence of AAA and body weight. There was a conclusion that when has excess weight there is a risk of the AAA increment. The solution of reducing AAA risk is eating more vegetables, fruits, nuts and drinking water. This was a ultrasound technology screening service.

Partnering with Oxford University, there was another study carried out in between 2008-2012 in United Kingdom. It was a vascular screening service. There was a conclusion that irregular heat beat, Circulatory issues or any other abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs earlier in men than in women specifically ten years. There was also a study that showed that peripheral artery disease had increased among women hence showing that more women are smoking. There was also a conclusion that when has one a cardiovascular disease in one part chances are it’s in other parts of the body. Lifeline screening has continued venturing in different screening services and spreading worldwide to learn more: http://www.lifelinescreeningblog.com/ click here.


José Henrique Borghi, Mogul of Mullen Lowe

José Henrique Borghi, founder and cooperative Chief Executive Officer of the Brazilian advertising agency, Mullen Lowe, is likely one of the most prolific and assertive advertising executives in the Brazilian advertising industry. Creator of a large number of popular advertisements within Brazil, some of which have become iconic and unforgettable, Borghi has made Mullen Lowe into, arguably, the most successful ad agency in the field of Brazilian advertising.

Borghi is a firm believer, from the first days of Mullen Lowe’s existence, that nothing in life comes easily unless you’re willing to put in a significant effort in order to achieve your goals, and has stated such publicly. Under the leadership of Borghi, Mullen Lowe has overseen a number of significant advertising campaigns on behalf of many recognizable brands. Some of the notable brands that José Henrique Borghi and Mullen Lowe have worked with include Unilever, American Express, Delta Airlines, and Fiat. His advertisements have not only brought significant success to these brands, but to Mullen Lowe as well, turning it into the Brazilian advertising giant that it is today and learn more about Borghi.

An attendant of PUC Campinas, José Henrique Borghi undertook classes in Propaganda as well as Advertising, helping him to gain a firm grasp on the concepts of effective marketing, and likely contributing significantly to his future success. His first career after his attendance was a job with Standart Ogilvy, later moving to start his own advertising agency, BorghiErh. BorghiEhr, originally a joint venture with his initial partner, Erh Ray, had no sponsorships or investors, forcing the pair to start from nothing. In 2006, Ray split from the company, and it was acquired by Lowe, these events prompting the agency to undergo a change in name, becoming Borghi Lowe. More recently, Borghi Lowe merged with Lowe & Partners as well as the Mullen group, becoming the Mullen Lowe of today. As an effect of the merger, Borghi had assumed the status of co-CEO together with his current partner, Andre Gomes. Today, José Henrique Borghi continues to lead the Mullen Lowe advertising agency to significant success in Brazil, and will likely continue to do so and his Youtube.

How Betsy DeVos Changed Educational Outlook

For many students who have to go to public schools, it can be overwhelming to have to deal with huge class sizes, teachers who are not properly trained and curriculums that are not intended for every learning style. This is something that Betsy DeVos knows a lot about and something that she has been able to work on in the different areas of education that she is in. While Betsy DeVos knows a lot about these things, she also knows that these things have to be changed if students are doing everything that they can to make their lives better. While Betsy DeVos has done what she can to make everything better for the students, she knows that she will have to continue doing more for them so that things will get better in the future. She hopes that all students will have the opportunities that they need no matter what they are looking for in different areas.

Even in the 1980’s, Betsy DeVos knew what she wanted to do and she tried her hardest to be able to provide these opportunities to the people who she was serving. She was confident in the skills that she had and all of this gave her the opportunities that she needed to have a better life and show people more about the things that they were missing out on. Then, she learned that charter schools and voucher programs were the best ways that she could make a difference. The programs were able to catch on and she now knows that she will be able to continue improving them.The students who are capable of taking advantage of the things that Betsy DeVos has to offer are the ones who are going to be the most successful entrepreneur no matter what they are planning to do with their education.

If a student is able to get personalized success plans from charter schools, he or she will always have a better chance of going to college or being able to do things that other students are unable to do no matter what is going on in that type of industry.One of the things that Betsy DeVos has always recognized is that all students have different learning styles. She knows that they will be able to learn the right way if they are given the tools and that everyone has the capability to learn no matter how intelligent they are. She hopes that students will all be able to have the chance in the future to have the right type of education for their learning styles. She knows that this is the key to being able to educate everyone instead of just having them depend on the things that they can learn from a generalized public education.

Jason Hope;The Best in Tech and Entrepreneurship

In the field of entrepreneurship on hi-tech particularly the name Jason Hope is not new to many. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, tech master, and a dedicated philanthropist. He went at the Arizona State University, where he got a degree in finance and later an MBA from the ASU’s W.P Carey Business School. For many years he has worked his way through the industry, and this has gained him a wide acceptance within the tech world determined futurist.

Consistently he engages himself in support of education programs locally, where he gives to the less fortunate in the community. He holds a firm belief that education is among the ways that reward any individual. Jason’s futuristic approach is evident in the massive support he gives to the scientific research within the society. He ensures that he gives back to the community that he grew up, that is, Tempe, Arizona.

Jason Hope played a significant role in ensuring the eradication of diseases that potentially cause death. He did so by donating up to $500000 aimed at the elimination projects. For instance, there is the Alzheimer, a disease of the lungs and the heart, which interferes with the body functionality, where they got treated traditionally. The problem is troublesome to many, but with SENS Company, Jason is ready to eradicate the disease.

The company SENS got equipped with the best research equipment for the eradication of a human tissue glycation end product. The component is known as the primary cause of Alzheimer. Jason spends most of his time on innovative technology and provides the researchers with a back up to give them courage, thus granting the best to his people.

Among his innovation include the IoT which holds a lot of promise in the tech industry, it is a billion dollar idea that is on the verge of getting unleashed. The technology gets already used in driverless cars.

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