Monthly Archives: September 2017

Israeli Ambassador Visits ‘Israel Free’ British City

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Daniel Taub, Israel’s ambassador to Britain, paid a visit to Bradford on August 18th. This visit was prompted by remarks made by George Galloway, the Bradford West MP. The Member of Parliament declared his electorate an Israel free zone.

The Telegraph &Argusreported Taub to having attributed his visit to an invitation from the people of Bradford city. He added that he would take that opportunity to meet with religious leaders, councilors among others. He saw this as a shot at diplomacy to try and calm any reservations harbored against Israel. Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase

Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain and went to school in Oxford and Harvard University’s school of government. In 1989, he relocated to Israel where he served as a combat medic for the defense forces. A few years later Mr. Taub moved to the defense forces’ international law division becoming a reserve officer.

He started at the foreign affairs ministry in 1991 marking the beginning of a career in diplomacy. Since then Daniel Taub has had the privilege of holding several diplomatic posts. Some of his achievements include the inclusion of the Israel Red Cross society into the international Red Cross movement after being excluded for 70 years; he was also part of the team sent to negotiate during the Israel-Syria negotiations.

Daniel Taub told the Telegraph &Argusthat, from his visit, he felt that the people of Bradford wanted to include instead of excluding Israel as suggested by their representative.

He added that the model adopted was right in ensuring cooperation among people of all faiths and backgrounds in Bradford and the entire region as well.

Galloway was no stranger to this anti-Israel talk since previously he had been accused of racism for walking out of a debate after discovering his opponent was Israeli. He shared publicly anti-Israel conspiracies such as Israel having a hand in the unrest in Ukraine.He went further to suggest that Israel gave the al-Qaeda chemical weapons. Learn more about Daniel Taub: and

In his speech, which caused an uproar on social media and had led to investigations by the British police, Galloway said his electorate didn’t want services, goods or students from Israel. He also discouraged Israeli tourists from visiting his constituency. He called Israel a savage country and declared his rejection of it, urging everyone to do so too.

Daniel Taub was therefore accompanied amidst tight security to honor the invitation of a section of Bradford. He said that he did not believe Galloway spoke for the all the people, pointing out that Israel has always had a long standing relationship with Bradford.

George Ru Changes the Face of Healthy Fast Food

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When three undergraduate students at Georgetown University sat in their digs considering the dearth of eating places available to them, they could hardly have imagined that their musings would result in one of the fastest growing startups in America only eight years later.

Nathaniel Ru, Nicholas Jammet, and Jonathan Neman founded Sweetgreen, which is a fast food restaurant specializing in frozen yogurt and salads. The restaurant soon attracted the attention of notable investors including Daniel Boulud, Steve Case, and Danny Meyer. Sweetgreen is a classic startup that has found a niche in the preparation and sale of healthy organic salads at a reasonable price.

The Rapid Growth of Sweetgreen

The salad chain is based in Washington and began with a single shop in Georgetown back in 2007. The fresh, farm-to-fork operation was initially funded by 40 of the founders’ friends and relatives. From its humble beginnings, Sweetgreen is now up to 31 outlets across America and plans to expand to at least 40 before the end of 2017. Also, the company has realized $95 million from its recently completed third round of venture capital funding.

A Community-Focused Food Chain

According to Theresa Dold, the company’s head of digital marketing and another graduate of Georgetown, Sweetgreen is more than just a place to buy food. She says that the founders started by asking themselves why they needed to start the business.

They then started the restaurant to serve a deeper purpose. On his part, Ru says that regardless of the number of outlets the company opens, each has to serve its community and live up to the company’s core values.

George Ru is quick to emphasize the fact that Evergreen should also be of service to its employees as much as to its customers. He says that the company not only goes out of its way to look for great employees but also hires friends of the best staff. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: and

He adds that Sweetgreen had established that the best results were from locations where the teams have worked together longest. Ru and his partners want their employees to have good experiences alongside their customers.

About Nathaniel Ru

Nathaniel Ru studied at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

In the fall of 2015, Nathaniel Ru discussed the growth and success of Sweetgreen at the Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Day. Thanks to their various activities at the Georgetown Business School, Ru, and his co-founders received an excellent grounding in entrepreneurship.

Julia Jackson Brings Taste to Wine Industry

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Julia JacksonBorn in California in 1988, Julia Jackson is the middle daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banks. Julia had grown up for a passion in the wine industry having grown up among vineyards. Her parents had taught her work ethic and passion for the industry at a young age, picking grapes in scorching weather. Julia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Scripps College as well as a certificate in General Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She had worked at her family winery after school and during summers.Jackson Family Wines differentiates its brand from all overs through the rich foundation each vineyard possess as well as having the expertise in each region to create the best quality wine. Throughout the process from harvesting to selling, the winery has always held its own authenticity.

Their brands span across 7 regions of vineyards: North America, France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, and Chile. Click here to view their full Spire Collection. From Anakota to Zena Crown, each brand of the Spire Collection reflects the standard of quality, commitment, and excellence that Jackson Family WiJulia Jacksonnes prides itself on.Inspired by how her mother has run Jackson Family Wines, Julia founded her own charity in 2014 called Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. Her organization was created for “Warrior Women” – women who have overcome hardships and continued to inspire others in the community. A cash grant is rewarded annually to nonprofit organizations who run on the four core values that Cambria Seeds of Empowerment recognizes: equality, community, and spirit. Julia’s charity recognizes and celebrates female leaders and role models. Julia is part of the movement of establishing women as leaders in the community where she leads an authentic brand at Jackson Family Wines that values the true long-standing taste in the wine industry.

Orange Coast College Receives Hefty Donation

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Mary McChesney, a retired professor, donated a hefty amount of money to Orange Coast College. Orange Coast Community College was not expecting the one million dollar donation, but was very thankful for the donation. It will be used to fund a Foucault pendulum. The gift is greatly appreciated and they are excited to complete the project set to be finished in Fall of 2018. It will be a one of a kind pendulum in Orange County and will be a great center for scientific studies. McChesney retired in 1983 as well as her late partner, Adelyn Bonin, who passed away in January. McChesney donated the gift in honor of her partner because they both had a passionate resource for teaching at OOC. Bonin taught German at OOC and McChesney taught English and Spanish for 33 years. McChesney thoroughly enjoyed teaching and making a different in lives. She also participates in many scholarships and community projects. The old planetarium that exists at the college was constructed in the 1950s. It was definitely time for a new advancement and she is so happy to be able to donate the funds to help. The old planetarium could only fit around 35 people. The new one will be built to accompany 129 people with an exhibit hall featuring a National Oceanic and Atmospheric display.


Orange Coast Community College is located on 164 acres of land close to the beach in Southern California. The college was built in Costa Mesa in 1947 and students began classes shortly after in 1948. It’s one of the nation’s largest and most successful community colleges with over 25,000 students that attend each term. They offer classes throughout the entire year with summer school a valid option for many. It is the number one two year degree college in California and almost half of the students are enrolled in one of the Career and Technical Education programs. OCC stands firm in their mission to provide affordable education with licensed trades and professors who are highly skilled. For many decades they have been committed to provided quality education with exceptional options to students all over the world. Learn more: