JAMES DONDERO: A GREAT PHILANTHROPIST AND FOUNDER OF HIGHLAND CAPITAL
James Dondero is a co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. The company deals with financial investment and management. Some of the services that it offers include managing hedge funds, mutual funds, REIT’s, separate institutional accounts, private equity funds and ETFs. Under Mr. Dondero’s leadership, the company pioneered the development of Collateralize Loan Obligation market.
Before working with Highland Capital Management, James Dondero worked for Protective Life GIV subsidiary as a Chief Investment Officer. He has also worked as a Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express. James Dondero launched his career in 1984 before he graduated from university. The analyst got admitted to a training program by Morgan Guaranty during that year.
Mr. Dondero has over 30 years’ experience in the credit management industry. He has been able to lead Highland Capital Management towards various profitable milestones. Mr. Dondero administers and oversees the daily activities of the company. The investment company has been recognized numerously by different valuable stakeholders.
James Dondero is affiliated with various renowned companies where he holds prestigious roles on their boards. These Include Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; he holds the position of a director, Cornerstone Healthcare Group as the chairman, NexBank SSB, as the director, NexBank Capital, as the chairman of the board of trustees.
James Dondero graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accounting, Finance) at the University of Virginia. In addition to this, he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Management Accountant.
James Dondero is a passionate philanthropist, and he has been able to contribute to several worthy causes in the Dallas area. Some of them include Dallas Zoo construction of a Hippo facility; Education is Freedom organization, Uplift Education, Perot Museum of Natural Science, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Snowball Express, Capital for Kids, and The Family Place and many others.
New US Honey Birdette Website Launches Along with New York Collection
In conjunction with the release of Australia based Honey Birdette’s release of their New York Collection, the lingerie boutique launched a new website that will exclusively cater to its ever growing clientele in the United States. The website is live and taking orders. Honey Birdette’s sales saw a spike of over 300% growth in the US in the past 12 months prior to the launch of the website. The Honey team immediately began cultivating a new E-Commerce site that would enhance the US shopper’s experience from start to finish.
The new website addresses the most highly demanded change: a larger inventory of products that can be shipped to the US. The new site then goes above and beyond, as Honey Birdette service is known to do, to provide shoppers with extremely fast shipping, a concierge exchange service and they are even offering completely free shipping with purchases over $50. With Honey Birdette apparel starting at around 35 Euros per brief and 65 Euros per bra, it isn’t hard to get completely free shipping each with even a modest purchase.
Honey Birdette is also making moves in regards to its retail locations, and will be expanding its UK footprint from three stores to forty by the end of 2018. The first round of new stores are already in the works.
Honey Birdette is a high end lingerie boutique that simply has the “it” factor that allowed it to easily grow from one location opened in Australia in 2006, to 55 current Australian locations, to apparent global domination as they roll out a fleet of UK stores and eye additional European countries for expansion. Founded by Eloise Monaghan, as Honey Birdette has expanded it has never lost its original touches of luxury that encourage women (and men!) to come from all over to purchase the finest in lingerie.
Talos Energy Helps Make History in Mexico
Talos Energy is helping usher in a new era in oil drilling and is becoming a part of history. They have partnered with two other companies and are drilling the first private offshore oil well in Mexico in the last eight decades. The joint venture consists of Talos Energy, London-based Premier Oil Plc, and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas. Mexico has moved to allow foreigners back into their oil market. Their oil industry has been nationalized since 1938 and this is a watershed moment that Talos is a part of. The state-run monopoly known as Petroleos Mexicanos has accomplished everything in the Mexican oil markets since then.
The well is offshore from the Mexican state of Tabasco and is called Zama-1. Located in the Sureste Basin, the well is believed to have a capacity of 100-500 million barrels of oil according to estimates. 90 days is the estimate for the time it will take to complete the drilling portion of the project. Bidding for the project was conducted in 2015 and the three companies secured the rights shortly after Mexico chose to allow foreign investment. It is hoped that this will help the Mexican oil market to improve and get stronger.
Elaine Reynolds has her eye on the oil markets and is a noted analyst. She believes the industry will watch this development with great interest. She is with Edison Investment Research Ltd. and believes that the geology is indicating a strong chance of success. Talos Energy will be operating the well and has great expertise and experience to do so.
Talos Energy is focused on projects in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast region. Their business culture involves a strong dose of entrepreneurialism. This culture is populated by people with dynamism at their core and utilizes collaborative methods. They strive for continuous growth by encouraging everyone to contribute innovative ideas and energy on a daily basis.
Utilizing a sophisticated sense of corporate responsibility, Talos Energy strives to be a great steward of the environment committed to the safe production of oil and gas. By successfully balancing the global need for oil and environmental stewardship they have become an excellent example of the modern company.
Talos Energy Begins Exploration in Mexican Waters
For nearly a century, Mexico has prohibited foreign firms from engaging in offshore oil drilling. However, Mexico, in a move to revive its struggling oil sector, is moving to relax its ban on foreign involvement, inviting international companies back into oil exploration for the first time since the country’s oilwells were nationalized in 1938.
The project is a joint venture between Talos Energy LLC, UK-based Premier Oil Plc, and Sierra Oil & Gas, with drilling beginning on May 21. The Zama-1 well, located off the coast of the Mexican state of Tobasco, is believed to contain between 100 and 500 million barrels of crude oil. The entire undertaking will take around three months.
Analyst Elaine Reynolds said that as this is the first time that international firms have been involved in oil exploration since the oil industry was nationalized, other companies will be watching this closely. Talos, a privately held firm, is the well operator and has a 35% ownership stake in the joint venture, with Sierra and Premier owning 40% and 25% respectively.
Founded in Houston, Texas in 2012, Talos Energy is an independent energy company involved in the exploration, extraction, and production of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite being such a young company, the Talos management team has decades of experience in the oil business. CEO Timothy Duncan recently made a presentation to potential investors at the JP Morgan Energy Equity Investor Conference.
Prior to this most recent venture, Talos had already built up a solid track record. The Talos team built up and sold two previous energy companies before forming Talos, at a considerable profit to investors. Despite their successes, Talos Energy is committed to finding new ways of doing things in order to prosper in an increasingly competitive oil and gas industry.
Equities First Holdings Completes Melbourne Office Relocation
The relocation of Equities First Holdings LLC, a global lender of alternative shareholdings financing solutions, puts the company in a convenient central location of Melbourne, Australia. The move will accommodate business growth and increase in client diversification. Businesses seek the financial services of Equities First Holdings for acquiring publicly-shared, stock-based loans that enable business owners to use the unrestricted capital for personal and professional reasons. Established in 2002, Equities First Holdings LLC has the proactive reputation of specializing in assisting high net worth individuals with publicly-traded stock businesses in obtaining non-purpose funding.
The low fixed interest rates included with the loans offered with the high loan-to-value loans would be favorable to those seeking loans for business expansions, acquisition, cash flow assistance, and other business-related strategies. The attractive non-purpose use of the loans opens the usability for personal use by the individual as well. The company operates with highly talented financial professionals who have proven success skills. The growth of Equities First Holdings has led to 1.4 billion worth of company transactions, which is a good reason to move the Melbourne office to a preferable business-central location of the city.
Melbourne is one of nine global locations including Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, U.K., and United States with a company headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new address of the new Melbourne offices is Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd., Level 2, 287 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Equities First Holdings LLC is internationally partnered with top tier banks and law firms, and provides premium financial services with excellent customer appreciation strategies for the company’s high wealth clientele.
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Brazilian Viper Legend-Cassio Audi
For most of the multi-talented people, it’s easy to lose track or commitment in one talent. However, this is not the case with Cassio, who after years of being a band member, can still use his drumming skills effectively, and incorporates the musical creativity into his management career.
1. Who is Cassio Audi?
Cassio Audi is a 46 aged popular Brazilian capitalist guru, with a history in music. He was an instrumentalist and a drummer in the 1980s.Cassio participated in a band that had a variety of genres like thrash metal, alternative rock, and the power metal. He is a graduate of the Sau Paulo University, and currently pursuing business ventures. Cassio Audi is mostly recognized for his critical thinking, team leadership, and strategic thinking, which has been a great impetus in his career.
2. Cassio Audi’s Early Music Career
Cassio Audi’s music career dates back to the 1980’s, in his teenage, as a member of the Viper band. This was the best heavy metal band in Brazil. The band was made up of teenagers from the same neighborhood. This was one of the popular rock and pop song band. In 1985, Cassio became the drummer of the band, and saw the release of songs like the ‘Soldiers of Sunrise.’ Besides being a drummer, he also participated in giving ideas and providing lyrics, and beats. He played the biggest role in consolidating the group. Cassio’s early music career life is marked by the album called ‘Evolution’ that was released in the 1990s.
3. Cassio’s Move from the Music
Cassio made a move from music after four years as a drummer in the viper band. He made the move in 1989, to resume his education that made him a financial expert. Despite the demands of the management career, he still has time with his colleagues to try out his drum skills.
4. Music and business
For Cassio, music requires creativity and he uses it to make profits in the business. He refers to the combination of creative approaches, which the customers embrace as they are able to make sober solutions.
Indeed Cassio is a legend in the music and business scenes. It’s incredible how to date he balances his music talent and the business ventures. This shows how it’s important to exploit our potentials
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Collaboration Will Benefit Thousands
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a revolutionary cancer treatment network. This network has its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, and the network has five different hospitals that work with patients who are battling cancer. Allscripts NantHealth, Inc. is a leader when it comes to technology solutions in the healthcare arena.
What Makes Cancer Treatment Centers of America Unique
CTCA is a cancer treatment network that offers integrative and innovative approaches to cancer testing and treatment. CTCA offers genomic testing. Genomic testing is used to individualize cancer treatment. While many hospitals use general treatments for their cancer patients, genomic testing allows doctors to look at the cells and the DNA of each patient in order to create a specialized treatment plan that will work best with them and their bodies.
News From PRNewswire
PRNewswire recently did an article about the collaboration of CTCA and Allscripts. These two companies are combining to create a clinical decision support solution that will allow doctors to access a wide database of information about evolving cancer treatments. This technology will allow doctors to look at the information from hundreds of different oncologist across the country. This system allows doctors to focus on their patients and deliver them the most effective treatment.
This treatment system was designed with the patient in mind, and it is able to integrate treatment regimens and helpful therapies in order to give patients their best treatment options. These are options and regimens that are specific to the patient, their disease stage, and their current state of health. These treatments have supporting clinical data, up-to-date response rates, drug reactions, and evidence-based clinical approaches. The combination of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Allscripps is sure to improve the the lives and the cancer treatment solutions for a large number of patients in America and beyond.
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The Fight Against Cancer Has a New Weapon With Cancer Treatment Centers of America
A joint collaboration between Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Allscripts, Nanthealth and Eviti is ready to change the way we fight cancer. Cancer research is evolving, staying current in the latest treatment options is a full time position. However, envision a collaborative database; that could analyze the cellular structure of a person’s specific cancer cells. In addition, compare those cells to others that were treated in the past, and find the most effective treatment regimen. To take the evolution further, the system will gather the required documentation for insurance companies and provide treatment cost estimations.
Nanthealth already compiles clinical data, and finds evidence based treatment regimens in the field. In addition, Nanthealth compiles a cellular database of abnormal cells, and their treatment outcomes. This profile measures effectiveness and overall comfort of the patient during treatment. Eviti compiles similar work with a focus on long-term effectiveness and acceptance as therapy. This key factor allows a higher degree of acceptance for treatment regimens by insurance companies.
Each Company as an individual is effective. With Allscripts and Cancer treatment Centers of America, these organizations are merging their database and technology to provide the next generation of Cancer treatment. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, their Oncology team will now be able to biopsy, if possible, abnormal cells and masses; and perform a diagnostic analysis and comparison with previously treated similar cells. With the new collaboration, this analysis will give them the best-known and researched treatment option for the patient combined with quality of life. In addition, they will be able to see the overall cost of the treatment, and all supporting documents for the patient’s insurance company will be provided and delivered to ensure proper coverage.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is at the forefront of adult cancer treatment. What sets them apart from other facilities? Their attention to managing the side effects associated with cancer treatment. This detail provides a consistent quality of life during treatment that allows patients to complete treatment regimens at a higher rate.
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Cassio Audi: Drummer Turned Leading Financial Specialist
Cassio Audi is currently a leading financial specialist in Brazil. However, he has a solid background in the music of the heavy metal genre. We could say that he is one of the rare individuals who lived every kid’s dream. That of becoming a rock star at a young age. He was the drummer of a band known as Viper back in the 80s. The band has since become a household name in the Brazilian music scene.
The other individuals who were part of this band were, Andre Matos, Yves and Pedro Passarell and Felipe Machado. These members were close given the fact that they lived together and two of them were brothers. Viper released their first album shortly after formation in 1985. They had first recorded a demo tape called The Killera Sword. Viper credited their style to the then new British heavy metal wave, a vital recipe for their success.
Their debut album, Soldiers of Sunrise, became an instant hit. This due to the impeccable English and simple nature of the album’s production. It was a massive achievement given that Cassio and crew were just kids at that time. Having initially been influenced by the likes of Iron Maiden, they developed their unique style over time. Despite being a Brazilian band, Viper was able to accrue an international fanbase due to their style.
Cassio Audi had joined the band at a very tender age but still left after a few years in 1989 to study. He started working in the finance sector soon after completing his studies leaving his music career behind him. Audi built a successful career in finance despite leaving behind his passion for music where he was equally successful. He has since worked with some of the biggest corporations in Brazil where he has served in senior financial positions.
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Elastic SQL Database from NuoDB
NuoDB is an elastic SQL database designed for cloud applications. This new SQL layout has been called the “NewSQL”. This means that it preserves the characteristics of an SQL database while allowing for horizontal growth. In fact, because of the NuoDB’s distributed object architecture, every server added into the structure makes the database run faster. The NuoDB system is also ACID compliant, and distributes its running tasks over several processes to avoid bottlenecks in speed and data. Where the NuoDB structure also differs, is with its three-tiered approach, with separate sections for administrative, transactional, and storage demands. This again helps with scaling up in operations.
The was company started in 2008 by Jim Starkley and Barry S. Morris, who would later become the CEO, as NimbusDB. It wasn’t until 2011 that the name was changed to NuoDB. Once the patent was approved in 2012, the firm received $12 million in venture capital. In 2014 it was rated as an Innovational All-Star, and the firm closed that year with another $14 million added in funding. At the end of 2015, and due to some brilliant work by the leaders, the company finished with $59.7 million in backing money.