Highland Capital Management a Global Leading Investment Advisory Firm

Highlands Capital Management was founded in 1993 by two partners James Dondero and Mark Okada and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in New York, Brazil, Singapore and South Korea. Highland Capital is a SEC registered company that is in the business of providing advisories on investments. The company together with its affiliates companies is estimated to manage property worth 13.4 billion dollars. Over the years Highland Capital Management has grown to be the leading managers of global alternative credit. The firm focuses mostly on credit strategies which include credit hedge funds, private equities and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) among others. In addition, Highland Capital Management offers alternative investment service in emerging markets areas, natural resources and long or short equities. Being the largest global alternative credit providers, Highland has attracted a wide client base which includes renowned financial institutions, governments, corporations, pension plans, high net worth individuals and foundations among others.
Highlands Capital Management South Korean branch recently entered into a groundbreaking deal with the National Pension Service of South Korea. The deal is a healthcare private equity fund that has a total capital commitment of 147 million dollars. Investors participating in this historic deal have specific objectives on the investment which include investment returns and access to opportunities for co-investment in Korea, China and the United States of America.
The deal is historic because this is the first time that Highland Capital Management Healthcare –oriented private equity fund has been experienced in Asia. Previously there were investment ventures made but purely on a direct basis and at times via multi-purpose funds. According to Carl Moore Highland managing director and co-head of private equity group, the fund strategy between NPS and Highland is aligned with highlands core capabilities and draws on the firms vast experience in the healthcare sector. Healthcare is at the core of the company, and as a matter of fact in the 15 years the company has been operational investments in private equity has been largely in the healthcare industry.
Besides being a giant in the financial markets, Highland is also involved in community matters as part of their corporate social responsibility. The company together with its partners since 2005 has committed more than 10 million dollars to charitable organization globally.

The Great Achievements of Dr. Chris Villanueva

Dr. Chris Villanueva has played a significant role in changing the way of life of most medical practitioners through his MB2 Dental firm. Chris has brought a vast number of dentists together through his company that mainly focuses on addressing the various issues that the medical practitioners go through, by launching holidays for them as well as social media platforms through which they get to discuss their problems. Villanueva`s idea to start the firm has been apprehended by many individuals in the field of medicine as they are now relieved to share their difficulties with the other experts and solve them quickly together.
Dr. Chris critically analyzed the many problems that medical practitioner go through and considered it right to launch the firm. His major target was to use his vast knowledge to give support to the doctors without necessarily interfering with their daily routines. Chris believes that physicians ought to offer the best services to their patients putting into consideration the huge role that they got to play to restore their health. Chris insists that medical practitioners go through a lot of stress as well as hardships during their daily routines and pouring out their thoughts is one of the most efficient ways to reduce their stress.
Besides, Dr. Chris insists that entrepreneurs should trust their team of employees and avoid following them up as it sometimes discourages them. He believes that workers always give their best as long as their employer equips them with enough knowledge and information concerning his vision of the firm and his expectations from them. He also believes that creativity is a vital part of today’s world as it helps a business go hand in hand with the latest trends in the market. He further insists that business owners should be committed to accomplishing the goals of their company and ensure that they work together with their team to increase production.
Dr. Chris has successfully revolutionized the medical industry and overcome the traditional method of medicine through his firm, which has attracted a vast number of customers. The company also employs the most modern ways to conduct their activities, and as a result, many doctors have learned the impact of technology in the field. Dr. Chris is also a strong believer in teamwork, and through his MB2 Dental firm, he has successfully brought many doctors together through which they get to share their various ideas and learn from each other.

Mighty Fortress Church and Lives Transformed

Every Sunday at 11:00am, believers come together to worship God at Mighty Fortress Church in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Mighty Fortress Church has been established to preach the Gospel and exalt the Kingdom of God in everything that we do. The mission of the church is to become a global voice for spiritual awareness, hope, encouragement and to inspire a working knowledge of the Word of God.

The inspired teaching, preaching and the allowance for Spirit-filled worship brings the power of God into the service to prepare the people for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The desire is to preach to the lost and teach God’s life-saving Word so that people can learn how to appropriate the Word of God into their own lives.

People can rely upon Mighty Fortress Church to be a safe place to examine the claims about Christianity and finally discover who Jesus Christ really is. It is a place where people can build meaningful and lasting relationships with people like themselves.

When you arrive at the worship service at Mighty Fortress Church you will not encounter a stiff, formal service with pre-designed rituals. You will be welcomed into a friendly, easy to get to know your group of loving people who are there to worship the Lord. The worship service and the message are designed to be relevant to today’s needs that we all encounter, and to bring answers to today’s pressing spiritual issues.

There are ministries for everyone, no matter what stage of life they are in. There is a dynamic Children’s Ministry for preschool to 12 years. Within that ministry is included Christian Education, social gatherings, field trips, and much more.

Other ministries include Evangelical Outreach, Married Couple’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Music Ministry, Worship Arts, Single’s Ministry, and Youth Ministry.

Bishop Thomas Williams is the Senior Pastor of the Church. Bishop Williams has been in active ministry for over 30 years. His ministry ranges from the prophetic to teaching and preaching the Word of God to apply the treasures and wisdom of the Word of God to the hearts of the people.

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Offer New Treatment Plan

When someone is faced with cancer, they want to make sure that they are receiving the best care possible from the doctors that they turn to and trust. No two patients are completely alike, and the treatment plan for one patient needs to be different from the plan that is made for the next. Cancer Treatment Centers of America are implementing a new way of caring for their patients. They are working on something that will allow them to treat each patient in a customized way. The new plan that Cancer Treatment Centers of America is working on is something that is going to help them help patients compare the various treatment plans. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is going to make it easier for individuals to know what they will be paying with each plan option and how each option is going to work out for them and their future.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a network of hospitals that treat patients dealing with various types of cancer in the best way possible. This group is something that was put together to help all cancer patients. Cancer Treatment Centers of America uses various therapies to help the patients that turn to them deal with all kinds of side effects of cancer and its treatments, including nausea and anxiety.

Richard J. Stephenson founded Cancer Treatment Centers of America after losing his mother to cancer. He was not happy with the options that his mother had available to her, and he wanted to help other individuals have the kind of care that they needed as they fought their battle. He wanted to be there for other people like his mother, to help them through their cancer and the treatment that they chose for themselves.

An Explanation of What Preston Smith Learned from Rocketship Education

On August 14th, 2017, Preston Smith shared with the world several sentiments about his first ten years with Rocketship Education. He co-founded Rocketship Education, typically shortened to RSED in online references, alongside investment partner John Danner, an expert in technological devices, educational software, and apps used for learning. Preston Smith had started his educational career out as a teacher for an elementary school in California. After just short of three years with Arbuckle Elementary School, Preston then went on to form a committee that founded a school, a purely awesome idea that birthed an elementary school. Three years later, he decided to start his own nonprofit, K-5, public charter school in Rocketship Education.

Preston Smith has learned many things from operating Rocketship Education, ten lessons of which were shared in that August of 2017 article. Here are four things that have proved highly important to Preston Smith, and can be applied to any pedagogical situation.

Poverty-stricken areas characteristically host a smorgasbord of races, ethnicities, and cultures. As such, schools in low-income areas, or schools not necessarily located in struggling areas, but whose students’ families’ are financially disadvantaged host students of all backgrounds. Rather than further diversifying Rocketship Education’s locations, Preston Smith finds it important to diversify the characteristics of teachers, first and foremost, then perform the opposite.

Three teachers and one supervisor were assigned to large classrooms during RSED’s flex model roll out. Although all but two pilot schools enjoyed the flex model, Rocketship Education decided to roll it back. This goes to say that educators should always be on the lookout for plans that don’t work in all situations, unafraid to get rid of them if they perform sub-optimally.

Parents, students, family members, citizens in nearby locations, and all others in any way associated with Rocketship Education – also, any other public school – should never slam their “public” organization. Although RSED is better than some private schools, even the worst public schools should feature proud associates and students.

As RSED focuses on personalized learning, it’s vital for teachers to visit the homes of students once every year, facilitating the improvement of such lesson plans.

 

Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital Management is a SEC registered investment firm. Along with their affiliates, they have a combined $15 billion in assets. The firm was founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993. Highland is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Sao Paolo, New York, Seoul and Singapore. Dondero is the President and CEO

Highland Capital Management is one of the most successful investment advisors in the world. The company specializes in credit strategies such as: long-only funds, hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations and private equity. They also offer alternative investments that include natural resources, emerging markets and long/short equities. Highland has a diversified client base that includes endowments, financial institutions, corporations, pension plans, governments, foundations, high net-worth individuals and fund of funds.

Highland Capital Management also works with the communities where their employees live. Not only do they invest in financial markets but they are proudly committed to making a difference through financial donations, volunteering and by involving themselves as advisory board members. The bulk of their donations go to national nonprofit organizations and local community organizations. Their partners and employees contribute as well, donating over $10 million since 2005. This successful firm partners with The Dallas Foundation which helps improve North Texas and its communities. The Dallas Foundation organizes and awards scholarships to deserving students. Their team of professional staff helps to educate the public on how to enhance their community through charitable ventures. They are an important resource for professionals so they know how to meet their clients’ needs.

Omar Yunes – One of the Most Successful Franchisees in the World

The food industry is amongst the most competitive industries in the world today. It is more so when it comes to the restaurant business as people have become health conscious as well as very choosy about what kind of food they would like and where they should eat. The world of internet has made the restaurant business even more competitive as people can very easily give a good or bad rating to any restaurant, which can work negatively for the particular restaurant that got a negative rating. In such a competitive industry, Omar Yunes of Mexico managed to run 13 franchise units of Sushi Itto brand successfully for the last many years. The fact that he started his first franchise unit when he was just 21 also adds to his credibility and credential as a successful franchise.

 

It is his achievements over the years that have made Omar Yunes a familiar name in the food industry of Mexico. He is one of the youngest and the most successful entrepreneurs in Mexico. Over the years, Omar has won many awards in the industry, and to add to it, he even won the Best Franchisee of the World Competition in 2015. It is not a small achievement by any means, considered hundreds of franchise from 34 countries participated in the BFW competition in 2015 Edition. It goes on to showcase the high standards that Omar Yunes has maintained in his work, which has helped him achieve such great heights of success. Omar Yunes was blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit from the very young age, and even after he comes from a family that has the sound financial background, he never wanted to bank upon his family’s wealth to lead his life.

 

It is his eagerness to build his own business and run it successfully that has helped him to become one of the most successful franchisees in the world today. However, even after becoming so successful, Omar Yunes continues to be humble and grounded when it comes to his nature and personality. When being awarded at the BFW Competition, he made sure that he gave the credit for his success to his loyal team of 400 employees, who put in every effort day and night to run his 13 Franchise units of Sushi Itto successfully.

Omar Yunes – Deserved Success and Recognition in the Industry

The annual award for the Best Franchisee in the World, or BFW for short is probably one of the most highly regarded awards in the industry. The placeholder of this award for the year of 2015 was working at the Asian food chain called Sushi Itto. His name is Mr. Omar Yunes, and he has been with Sushi Itto for decades.

Mr. Omar Yunes had come a long way since he started out at Sushi Itto when he was in his early 20s. Up to date, Mr. Omar Yunes is an owner of some of the shares of Sushi Itto. He is in charge of ten percent which makes thirteen units of the Japanese food chain. He has many responsibilities as the owner and franchisee. Mr. Omar Yunes has to coordinate the teams as well as among them. There is a total of four hundred people working at the thirteen units, and Mr. Omar Yunes has to make sure that each one of them is satisfied with their job and is working efficiently and with motivation.
Taking care of those responsibilities well is one of the reasons why Mr. Omar Yunes won the award for the Best Franchisee in the World. The jury is strict and objective. The other requirements are to have had a positive influence not only on your brand but on the entire industry as a whole; proposing new methods and being innovative as well as conscientious with resources such as money.

The ceremony at which Mr. Omar Yunes received his BFW award was in Italy. The city of choice was Florence. There was a gala with hundreds of guests from over a few dozen countries. There were representatives of businesses, leaders such as chief executive officers, employees, family members, and so on. Mr. Omar Yunes gave a speech as well. He shared his feelings with the crowd. Many of his employees were present as well. Mr. Omar Yunes felt that he was only one person standing at the stage, holding an award but it belonged to all of the four hundred people who have been striving hard to achieve the best results.

Non-Profit Avaaz Is Taking On The World

Avaaz is a non-profit organization that promotes activism across the globe. Avaaz empowers a diverse group of people to promote change around the important issues that affect everyone on the planet. Avaaz was co-founded in 2007 by a remarkable partnership between Moveon.org and Res Publica,and supported by the Service Employees International Union. The people that helped make Avaaz a reality include Tom Perriello, Ricken Patel, Eli Pariser, Tom Pravda, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans and Andrea Woodhouse.Ricken Patel is the founding President and Executive Director. He brings his experience working for the International Crisis Group, where he was highly effective in sensitive negotiations, public policies and justice restoration.

Avaaz has created a new model for effective social activism. The non-profit polls their members weekly and takes random responses to see which global issues are most important to them, then they go to work. Avaaz takes full advantage of the technologically connected world that we live in. Staff members create actionable campaigns by sending out information driven emails; if their members show interest in the campaign, then Avaaz and the members go forward with the campaign. It’s not unusual for members to take the lead in moving ideas forward – this is the model that Avaaz is built around.

Avaaz takes on significant global issues such as climate change, poverty, political injustice and human and animal rights. Since Avaaz doesn’t focus on just one issue, the non-profit can mobilize their resources in support of the issue of the moment. Avaaz has offices in six continents, thousands of volunteers and campaigns in 15 different languages. They take action by sending emails, lobbying, organizing protests and events, and funding media spots. In addition, Avaaz members have access to the Community Petitions platform so that they can create their own.

Mexico Opens the Door for Energy Reform and Talos Steps in

Back in 2015 the Mexican government announced that there would be a reconsideration of regulations concerning the country’s energy markets. The tepid move into a larger world of oil companies bidding for rights to drill invited many in what’s shaping up to be the energy story of the year.

One of the first companies to respond to this policy shift was a Talos Energy, a Houston-based oil and gas company that entered into a venture with UK energy company Premier Oil and Sierra Oil & Gas of Mexico. This partnership aggressively pushed for first rights to drill in Mexican waters. After more than a year of lobbying, Talos and company were able to secure a $16 million deal and became the first venture of private companies to use foreign money to explore in Mexican waters. It’s the first time any entity other than the government-owned Petroleos Mexicanos has drilled there in nearly 80 years.

Talos is confined to the Sureste Basin, located near Tabasc. There, the Zama-1 well is estimated to produce some 500 million barrels of crude oil. They have a total of 90 days to extract it all before their permit ends.

While Talos expects this to be a fruitful business venture, the energy company has also attracted the interest of speculators for even more reasons. According to London analysts with the Edison Investment Research, there’s increased interest in the changes to Mexico’s energy industry. A successful venture for Talos doesn’t just mean good business for the energy company, it signals a new environment that makes things more competitive for Petroleos Mexicanos in territory that still as much to be uncovered.

About Talos Energy:

Talos Energy is a oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Talos is a leader in offshore exploration and the development of deep-water assets in and around the Gulf of Mexico. With experience working in a challenging region, Talos has been foremost in testing innovative technologies and developing new approaches to discovering energy.

With over a decade of operations, Talos Energy has cemented its position as a leader in North American energy while also doing their part to maintain the integrity of the environment. With a stellar reputation and a growing resume of success, Talos Energy has consistently grown as a company by expanding their partnerships and business worldwide.

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