Highland Capital Management was co-founded by James Dondero. His experience of more than 30 years within the credit and equity markets made him uniquely qualified to found and help lead a business such as Highland Capital Management. He helped found the company in 1993 and has lead the way in the fields of Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) as well as several other fields within his business.
Beyond his work with Highland Capital Management, James Dondero is also heavily involved with many other businesses and corporations as well. He is currently a chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and Nexbank. He is also currently a board member of American Banknote and MGM Studios. Beyond his many business endeavors, Dondero is also involved with many charities and works closely with organizations that support education, veteran’s affairs and public policy.
The company focuses on global alternative credit managers and has become known worldwide for this overwhelming success. Some of this amazing success has to do with the fact that this business constantly seeks new opportunities and has expanded to include new services and ventures several times. The continued expansion is a good thing in terms of what benefits they have to offer those they do business with.
Since its founding in 1993, the company has expanded in several different ways. The company currently employs over 180 people who are among the top of their field and are spread throughout the world. While their headquarters is in Dallas, Texas they have expanded to many new locations. These include New York City, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Seoul. This has made them uniquely able to meet client needs and keep up with the constantly changing markets that they are servicing.
As the various markets continue to advance, it is clear that this company will easily be able to keep up with the changes that will come and lead their field as one of the best companies to do business with.
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Avi Weisfogel is a successful and well recognized New Jersey based dentist. His passion for dentistry has grown larger than simply being a career as he now has started a GoFundMe campaign. The aim of his campaign is to raise money for a non for profit organization known as Operation Smile. This non for profit focuses on providing free medical surgeries to youth suffering from cleft palate and other facial deformities who do not have ready access to medical care. Operation Smile was started by Bill and Kathy Magee and was originally simply focused on the Philippines, but the program has since expanded internationally. Since it was founded in 1982, Operation Smile has expanded to impact on a global scale with volunteers from over 80 countries with over 200,000 successfully completed surgeries.
Beginning as a dentist in New Jersey, Avi Weisfogel has expanded his interest as well as his expertise as he as gone on to establish his own firm and start his own businesses. Weisfogel has developed a strong interest in treating sleep disorders through his field of dentistry. In fact, Weisfogel owned Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient which operated out of Old Bridge, New Jersey.
After his experience with Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient, Weisfogel co-founded another business revolving around treating patients with sleep apnea through dental procedures. The name of his new company is Dental Sleep Masters and is located in South Orange, New Jersey. Specifically, instead of using traditional treatments and tools for treating sleep apnea, the dentists working at Dental Sleep Masters treat patients with oral applicators in an effort to improve their sleep apnea.
A woman who had just watched an infomercial video about the Sephora Fig Cleansing Conditioner sold by Wen by Chaz decided to give the product a try. She kept a detailed journal (here: http://www.wen.com/before-after.html) her experience to see if she really could get the same full and shiny hair she saw on the models in the video. For one week she kept track of the effects she experienced. The first thing she encountered was the larger application amount recommended on the side of the package. She thought it called for too much of the product, compared with other hair conditioners she had used in the past. However, she carefully kept the portion she used in the middle of the recommended range, to see if it really worked as advertised.
Her initial results were fabulous. She was pleased to see the flowing, smooth, and luscious hair of the models, but with her very fine hair on her own head. She tried skipping one day, to see if the product really was needed every day. The result was a large accumulation of oily hair. So, she made sure to use the Cleansing Conditioner every day and then her hair had no more oily build up. Her complete journal, detailing the effects of the product were published on Bustle.
Wen hair is owned by Chaz Dean, the genius hair stylist to the stars of Hollywood. He is quite famous for his fantastic hair creations. He is also the inventor of a number of hair care products he has experimentally developed over the years.
For those who aren’t aware of the high tech optics world, Coriant is a leader in the optical tech market and is leading the way in the industry. Coriant Light IP Solution, the Pluggable Optical Layer, CloudWave Optics and Dynamic Optical Cloud they offer one of the widest arrays in the area. Serving banking and finance, research and education, utility networks, federal agencies and Government and Defense agencies they are equipped to handle the leading technology in the field.
Their new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir is inspiring from the top down at Coriant. As head of the leadership team for Coriant, he works with a number of senior level vice presidents to bring a certain unity to the table of client solutions. Kheradpir is a Ph.D., has a master’s and bachelors in engineering from Cornell University, as well as a number of personal patents in telecom, payments, and media. He sits on the board of directors for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, as well as a chair on Cornell University’s Engineering Council.
Shaygan Kheradpir comes to Coriant with 28 years of experience from telecom, financial services, and the technology fields. He began at GTE Corporation, and was appointed the EVP and Chief Information Officer for Verizon Wireless. There he also guided the leadership team to improve systems modernization, increase efficiency and pioneered new product initiatives. Some such products are FiOS, which is not only one the largest infrastructure programs in the country that commanded over $20 billion dollars. Shaygan later joined Barclay’s as a Chief of Operations and Technology, again serving the bank’s executive board. He spearheaded the TRANSFORM program and brought the bank to the 21st century and across another 50 countries, and raised the bank’s employees to over 150,000.
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Despite the fact that Wikipedia is available to users in about three hundred different languages, many of the platforms remain largely lacking in content. Recently, computer scientists completed an experiment in which they managed to triple Wikipedia page creation through identifying incomplete or entirely absent entries to the volunteer editors of the wildly popular online platform.
In an effort to assist Wikipedia editors operating within diverse linguistic communities, these scientists have collaborated to craft a ‘recommendation tool’ to recognize articles that aren’t offered to users in a particular language. This tool is deeply valuable, as it assists in the translation of entries, and in turn provides other parts of the globe with educational and informative content. Furthermore, it should be noted just how beneficial Wikipedia can be, not only as means for improved education, but also as platform one can use to promote themselves via their biographical information, as well as their brand and business. For many, their reputation relies on their Wikipedia entry. When you create a Wikipedia page it suggests a certain amount of established prestige or legitimacy. Today, one’s business and credibility are at least partially dependent on their online presence.
Wikipedia is now where others discover you or your work. Not having an adequate page can harm your integrity, while having a solid Wiki entry can enhance public image and increase the success of one’s business, company, or brand. When searching on Google, you will always see a Wikipedia entry at the top of the page. For those looking to establish themselves on the world wide web, hiring a Wikipedia writer from a premier outsourcing company like Get Your Wiki can be an essential part of cultivating a viable online presence. It is not enough to convey basic information. Through services like Get Your Wiki, one can use Wikipedia as a truly effective marketing tool.
Thankfully searching for a solid Wikipedia writing company dedicated to craft of Wikipedia edits has become much easier with Get Your Wiki. Their writers understand the art of making a complete and reputable Wiki page, which is not particularly easy. Hiring Wiki writers at Get Your Wiki who are well-versed in the creation of engaging, eye-catching content is sure to establish or further solidify one’s reputation. In short, there’s nothing else quite like it.
Visual search engines might finally knock Google off its pedestal as the primary place people go to perform searches. People are visual creatures so developers decided that making search engines on http://slyce.it/ where users import images, rather than type text, would make things easier for people. Many visual search engines use content-based image retrieval to generate results. The search engine analyzes the image’s content or features, such as its shape and color, and the returns result images that share common features with the input image. There are also metadata-based systems, which rely on keywords or other metadata associated images in the database.
Visual search engines are the future of search; the technology is useful for so many types of inquiries; even Pinterest instituted visual search capabilities. Retailers are adopting visual search to connect consumers with their inventories, which boosts sales when people find exactly what they are searching for quickly and easily. Visual searches are especially popular with mobile users, who might see a beautiful purse in a shop window, but the store is closed and the person can’t see the brand name. Rather than type in a long description on their mobile phone, the individual can snap a picture and find the purse with an app utilizing visual search technology, and then purchase it online. Soon people will be politely asking strangers if they can snap a photo of the person’s shoes or backpack so they can buy it for themselves with their favorite retailer’s app.
Slyce is making it possible for online retailers to have their own visual search app, with Slyce’s own accurate image recognition technology. Slyce gets a per-search fee and a percentage of sales, while merchants get image recognition apps that drives sales. Consumers see merchandise in magazines, on Pinterest, in stores or on the street, capture the image with Slyce’s Universal Scanner, and then they find the product in seconds. The Universal Scanner also recognizes barcodes. It takes shoppers less than a minute to see it, want it, find it, and then buy it.
When you are looking to see a doctor for any reason you will want to do some research and that research is even more important when you are going to have an elective procedure like cosmetic surgery. When you live in Texas, it is easy to see that there are many top Texas doctors and they are in high demand. Getting an appointment to see them can be easy to do as long as you know the process to follow. Because the doctors are in high demand their time is very valuable. This means that it is a must that you make an appointment and show up to your appointment on time. This will save you mountains of grief and disappointment.
Top Texas doctors is a term that not only includes some of the most valued and skilled doctors but, also includes some of the Texas doctors known as super doctors. Super doctors get their name by earning it. There are many factors that go into the research of a doctor before he or she is named a super doctor. A doctor who reaches this title is with out a doubt, a highly skilled professional who comes with prestigious honor in the specialty of their service. One example of a Texas super doctor is Dr. Jennifer Walden.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of the best plastic surgeons in America and has been widely interviewed and featured in many magazines. American Airlines magazine has recently featured Dr. Walden and so have Harper’s Bazaar. Dr. Walden has been recognized as a Texas Super Doctor because of her outstanding work in the field of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Walden has received many testimonials from her clients and is highly respected by her peers. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jennifer Walden is ethical and honest in her dealings and takes her job very seriously. Dr. Walden is a native Texan too. Jenifer was born and raised in the city of Austin and did her undergraduate work at the University of Texas, located in Austin.
Summer is almost here, and Kate Hudson is planning a new line of trendy fashions for her customers at Fabletics. Kate Hudson is known as an actress. She is also the co-founder of their Instagram profile – @fabletics, a company that specializes in bringing sporty chic wear to customers at a very affordable price.
According to Elite Daily, Hudson launched a line of swim-wear that is sure to capture the attention of Fabletics fans. She is also launching a line of summer dresses that she promises are super cute and very comfortable. In addition, Hudson states that the company has designed the clothes for every body type.
Fablietics was started back in 2013. Hudson and her partners started the company to bring affordable athletic wear to women. Their brand competes with other companies that manufacturer similar trendy fashions at a much higher price. The online retailer offers their new members plenty of advantages that thousands take note of every month. The new member is able to purchase a full outfit for only $25. After the initial purchase, the member is billed less than $50 for a complete outfit. Still, it is an exceptional bargain for people looking for high quality clothing at a very reasonable price.
Marie Claire Magazine says that Clearly, the Fabletics concept is starting to really catch on with women that love trendy fashion at bargain prices. Fabletics is an online retailer that sells trendy athletic-wear to women. Members join the retailer and they take a short quiz. The quiz allows the retailer to offer clothing to the member based on their preferences.
Every month the member is presented with a selection of clothing and accessories to purchase. All the outfits selected are purchased for less than $50. Fabletics is an online retailer, but they also opened several brick and mortar stores to serve the public. The even better news for Fabletics fans is that more stores are scheduled to open across the country within the next several years.
For the past few years, one of the brightest real estate markets in the country has been the New York City luxury real estate market. While prices for high-end condos and other projects in New York City have increased in value considerably in recent years, it appears that the trends is declining.
While the average sales price in New York City is up about 17% compared to where it was just one year ago, the average price is heavily inflated by just a few major developments across the city. When taking that into consideration, the average price is pretty stagnant compared to other real estate markets across the country. Along with the decline in median sales price, the amount of sales is likely to slow down in the coming year. Part of this is due to the fact that interest rates are likely to rise in the next 12 months, but it is also due to the fact that many developers and sellers are taking units off the market. It seems that some sellers may choose to convert the units to rental for a few years until the pace of the market picks back up in the future.
According to the chief executive at Town Residential, the main reason why property values have cooled is that sellers finally see the increases to be unrealistic and that homes that have been listed for sale for awhile will likely see price declines. The opinion from Town Residential is highly regarded as the company is considered one of the premier real estate firms in the city. Town Residential provides a number of different brokerage and leasing services to individual owners and larger corporate developers across the city.
Town Residential is also well known for its premier market research capabilities. The company spends a considerable amount of time analyzing sales in all areas of the city.
In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park is an Amazon released book that offers insight about the plight of North Koreans. Through the book, Yeonmi reveals of the suffering she went through and which a great number of North Koreans endure to this very day.
The author details how her family suffered under the dictatorial leadership of Kim Jong-Un. She sheds light into how she and her mother were deceived, betrayed and later sold into sexual slavery after escaping into China. Yeonmi Park tells of the experiences and hardships they went through in China as they searched for her sister before making way to Seoul, South Korea. According to the author, this was freedom to her and her mother. By realizing how her story could be an inspiration to many in North Korea, Park decided to write the book. In Order to Live has been described as heartbreaking but yet with hope.
Yeonmi Park story and life begins in Hyesan, North Korea. During the 1990s, when the Hyesan economy collapsed, there was no food and people were left to fend for themselves. In order to survive the famine that had rocked her hometown, Park’s father resorted to smuggling. Her father was consequently arrested by the North Korean police. He was later released and reunited with his family. The family planned to escape to China but unfortunately, Park’s elder sister left for China without notifying them.
They escaped into China by crossing the border with the help of human traffickers and brokers. Park went with her mother after her father fell ill and fearing he would slow them down he stayed behind in North Korea. Some traffickers threatened to expose them to the authorities unless Yeonmi Park and her mother had sex with them. Park’s mother had no choice but to offer herself for their own safety. After settling in China, Park arranged for her father to be smuggled into China months later. He died a year later after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
Park and her mother finally found refuge in Seoul on 1st April 2009. While in South Korea, the two found jobs and Park continued with her education. They finally reunited with her sister in 2014. Park started writing and speaking about their life in North Korea. The Washington Post and the Reason TV have interviewed her on several occasions.