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Dr. Mehmet Oz's Specialty Is Being the Top Doc, with No. 4 Audience in Syndicated TV

Image It’s taken him less time to learn how to be a TV star then it did to finish medical school. Heading into his fifth year as host of “The Doctor Oz Show,” Mehmet Oz, 52, has become one of the most recognized faces on Earth. One of the top cardiothoracic surgeons of his generation is also now the go-to guy for housewives around the world looking to drop belly fat.  “I had no interest in this,” says Oz, who, despite a frenzied TV production schedule still sees patients at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights on Thursdays, where he does rounds and heart surgeries. For nonurgent cases, th ere’s a three-week waiting list for an appointment with the doctor.

Biz to Go: Buffett Shares his "Winning Formula" with Coke

Image Warren Buffett, who controls the largest stake in Coca-Cola Co., knows how to steal a show. The billionaire investor showed up at the soda maker’s annual meeting Wednesday to help sell the company’s message to shareholders in an on-stage interview with Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent. The surprise appearance drew a standing ovation as Buffett advised Kent to stay ahead of competitors by reviewing what made other businesses falter. “I like to study failure,” Buffett, 82, said at the meeting held in the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta. ws

A True Supporter of Turkish American Community and Heritage

Image Guler Köknar is a graduate of the German High School in Istanbul (1985) and the Istanbul University School of Law (1989). She entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey as a career diplomat in 1989 and worked in various capacities until 1994, including as Vice Consul at the Turkish Consulate General in Houston. Leaving the Foreign Service, from 1994 to 2002, Köknar worked as Executive Director of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) in Washington, DC. In 2004, Köknar became Executive Director of the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF). She also works as Vice President of the Turkish Coalition of America, an organization she helped to establish in 2007. Köknar is married and has a daughter.

Coke Chairman & CEO Muhtar Kent?s Total Comp Hit $30.5M in 2012

Image The Coca-Cola Co. Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent got a nearly 5 percent boost to his total compensation in 2012, the same year the beverage giant’s profit rose 5 percent. According to Coca-Cola’s proxy filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Kent’s total comp hit $30.5 million, including a $1.55 million salary (up 15 percent), $6.2 million in stock awards (up 11 percent), $6.9 million in option awards (down 7 percent), $6 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation (flat) and $8.9 million in change in pension value/non-qualified deferred compensation earnings (up 11 percent).

Turkey's Entrepreneur of the Year Crowned

Image Turkish businessman and former doctor Şükrü Bozluçay has been named as the entrepreneur of the year for his contributions to nuclear medicine. Bozlu Holding Chairman Şükrü Bozluolçay, a lifelong contributor to nuclear medicine and cancer treatment in Turkey, was presented with the entrepreneur of the year award yesterday at a ceremony in Istanbul.

NuVision Gets Congressional Recognition

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LJ Tarman (right), vice president of marketing and public relations for NuVision Federal Credit Union, with Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO of public relations and marketing firm KCOMM, after Tarman and NuVision received special recognition from the U.S. Congress for her leadership and community contributions.
LJ Tarman, vice president of marketing and public relations of the $1.2 billion NuVision Federal Credit Union, was recently recognized by Congress for her leadership and community relations outreach, and the $1.2 billion Huntington Beach, Calif., credit union itself was feted for its charitable work in communities it serves across Southern California and Arizona.

Herrick Promotes Two to Partner in the Turkish Practice Group

Image Herrick is significantly strengthening its commitment to the firm’s growing Turkish Practice as it promotes Barbaros M. Karaahmet and Michael E. McMahon to Partner. These promotions reflect hard-earned achievements by Barbaros and Michael, outstanding lawyers who are dedicated to their clients and to the success of the firm. We congratulate them on their accomplishments and look forward to working together for years to come expanding Herrick’s footprint in the international legal arena.

Dr. Oz Might be the Rx for Mag Publisher

Image Publishers looking for promising ideas are said to have approached talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz about doing an eponymous magazine. According to the industry grapevine, Rodale, Hearst and Time Inc. are the most likely candidates. A spokesman for Oz would not comment on the rumors or potential suitors, but said: “It should be a surprise to no one that Dr. Oz would be a desirable partner in a magazine venture because of the popularity of the show.” Oz has been a prolific writer, churning out 10 books in the “You: The Owner’s Manual” series for Simon & Schuster’s Free Press.

Turkey Exciting Country for U.S. Investors

Image Despite regional tension and global economic crisis, risk perception for Turkey has reduced, ATC Chairman Richard L. Armitage told AA correspondent. Armitage said that they were very hopeful about improvement of commercial relations between Turkey and the United States. Turkey could benefit from some developments that have occurred in different places in the world, he said, adding that Chinese economy has started to slow down and many American investors were looking for different countries for investment. "Turkey is an exciting country for investments," he said.

Globalpress: Analogue Industry at an Inflection Point, Says Maxim CEO

Image The analogue industry is at an inflection point, says Tunc Doluca, CEO of Maxim Integrated. It is consolidating, it is increasingly focussed on mobility and it is heading towards higher levels of integration. "Originally the analogue industry was dominated by building blocks," says Doluca, "now we can help a customer build a system. The old single-function building block industry is going. Companies which can build highly integrated solutions can benefit."
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