Highland Capital Management’s philanthropic program will benefit from a new partnership between the Dallas-based co-founder and president James Dondoro and seasoned civic leader Linda Owen, formerly of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Highland’s dedicated fund is administered by the Dallas Foundation, which will now be overseen by Owen as the charitable giving manger.
The Dallas Foundation, funded by over $3 million annually by Highland Capital, support a variety of causes including education and the arts, veteran’s interests and healthcare. Specific local beneficiaries include the Dallas Zoo, George W. Bush Presidential Library, and the Center for Brain Health, among others. James and upper-level Highland executives remain active in the organizational guidance of the firm’s charitable causes administered by the Dallas Foundation, serving in board and leadership roles at a variety of organizations throughout the Dallas region.
For Owen’s part, she states “Highland’s commitment to philanthropy is inspiring.” With her career achievements and proven track record in philanthropic management and community partnerships, Owen is poised to make the Dallas Foundation’s contributions have the maximum impact on the organizations it supports. She is well-known in the Dallas philanthropic community, having been involved with the Crystal Charity Ball, the Family Place and the Circuit Trail Conservancy.
Founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993, Highland Capital Management is an investment advising firm that manages approximately $17 billion in assets. It’s charitable arm, the Dallas Foundation, was established in 1929. The Foundation administers over 300 individual funds. Read more about the partnership between Dondero and Owen at Businesswire.com.
OPSkins recently grabbed the headlines after clinching the top position in in-game virtual assets sales coupled by the insightful leadership of its CIO, Malcolm Casselle. As a leading bitcoin merchant worldwide, the company has progressively earned the reputation of its users by expediting cross-border micro-payments to ensure increased market size and decentralized protocols. With OPSkins’ blossoming reputation as a leading centralized marketplace, the adverse limitations associated with technology inefficiencies in centralized technology have made a compelling argument to pursue decentralized marketplaces as the next frontier in virtual asset management.
With the development of WAX (Worldwide Asset Exchange) platform tailored at promoting virtual asset trading, developers are confident of the substantial benefits associated with the new technology. WAX essentially serves as a peer-2-peer marketplace for virtual asset trading derived from a solid foundation of decentralized smart contracts and Blockchain technology to promote seamless digital asset trading between traders.
How it Works
At its core, WAX strives at solving two leading challenges associated with virtual asset markets such as fraud and fragmentation to enables customers to immediately trade without security hurdles. Through the virtual asset trading realm, it’s imminent to witness an assortment of regional and local marketplaces constrained due to complex payment processing, language barriers and security fears that inhibit substantial growth. By harnessing Blockchain and incorporating the WAX token, pioneers have developed a seamless market that allows customers to manage assets in a Blockchain-based security setting.
The WX token significantly empowers users to purchase or sell their digital assets without logging off from their screens. This essentially means that customers will be in a unique position to trade assets without interruptions.
With the inception of WAX token, geographic mobility issues can be considered to be a thing of the past. Through the token, customers can transact in various cryptocurrencies without the niggling challenges of middlemen.
Malcolm Casselle in Brief
Malcolm Casselle currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of OPSkins and the current President of WAX. Before holding this influential position, Casselle is credited with holding impressive positions such as the President’s position at Tribune Publishing; an influential position that entailed managing progressive growth and leveraging digital asset acquisition.
His previous stint as SeaChange International’s Senior Vice President and General Manager also highlighted his unrivaled expertise and business acumen. More importantly, his role as CEO at Timeline Labs specializing in providing engaging content painted a stark picture about his competence in delivering set goals and objectives. Malcolm Casselle’s illustrious career also includes investments in leading startups such as MediaPass, Xfire and also co-founded PCCW currently valued at $35 billion.
Gareth Henry was born in Mandeville Jamaica on August 10th, 1991. He is a professional badminton player who is also famous for being an advocate for gay rights. His team won bronze at the 2018 Pan Am team championship and gold for the men’s doubles during the 2018 Central American and Carribean games. His sister, Geodorine Henry is also a professional badminton player and partnered with Gareth during their two-time win for the mixed doubles tournament at the Jamaican National Badminton Championship.
Along with doing well in his professional career, Gareth Henry was also the leader for J-Flag, which stands for Jamaican Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals, and Gays. He had taken over the organization after the former leader, Brian Williamson, was killed in a homophobic attack. Gareth was a strong advocator for human rights and he has personally known many friends that were killed because they were part of the LGBT community. He has done outreach work to help homeless people who are LGBT. Many of them were kicked out from their homes by their family members when they were young and receive little help and support from the state.
In 2008, Gareth Henry chose to seek asylum in Canada because he no longer felt safe in his home county. In one event, he was chased by an angry mob when he was at a pharmacy in Kingston. Gareth also claimed that he was attacked by the police and that he had complained to the Jamaican Ministry of Justice about events that he had documented.
Gareth Henry has continued to do well in his badminton career and has recently won the gold medal in the men’s doubles tournament at the CAC games in Columbia. He has teamed up with Samuel Ricketts, a badminton player from the UK. While he is focused on his career, Henry continues to advocate for the rights of the gay community.
Artificial Intelligence, often referred to as “AI” is intelligence exhibited by computers and machines. Artificial Intelligence began in 1956 as an intellectual pursuit, and since then the field has experienced a series of highs and lows, followed by much innovation and success. Working at the forefront of this field is Anthony Constantinou.
Anthony Constantinou is an Assistant Professor, Lecturer, and Head of Bayesian Artificial Intelligence at Queen Mary University of London, Great Britain. Constantinou has a prolific resume, before beginning his academic endeavors he served in the Cyprus National Guard. His education includes Bachelors and Masters degrees in science from the University of Hertfordshire, as well as a Ph.D in Bayesian networks from Queen Mary, University of London.
Constantinou then went to work for AgenaRisk as a Decision Scientist, providing strategic planning and investment decision making, and then as an Associate Consultant. He also works as a Freelance Consultant in Rating Systems and Bayesian Networks. From there, Constantinou has held several positions at Queen Mary University, Including a Ph.D Researcher, working with Bayesian networks for prediction, risk assessment and decision making.
He was also a Teaching Assistant in such fields as Software Risk Assessment, Software Engineering, and Procedural Programming. Constantinou then engaged in Post Doctoral Research, working on an NIHR project on Bayesian networks for risk assessment and risk management in forensic psychiatry, and then an ERC project about improving evidence-based decision making for real-world critical decision problems.
Currently, Constantinou works as Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Machine Learning and Data Mining, and Head of the Bayesian AI Lab.
Guilherme Paulus is one of the notable businesses people in Brazil. He is the co-founder of the CVC, the biggest tour company in Latin America. He started this company in 1972 at the age of 24 years. He has over the years built it, and today it is a multibillion-dollar business and also a publicly traded company. Guilherme always wanted to be a business person, and he has done everything he could have managed to get to this level. Looking back at the way the company has been built, it is one amazing story. Budding entrepreneurs are looking up to these companies as the ones that give them the motivation to get going. How Guilherme Paulus managed to build his company is an inspiration to others. They can now see that all that they need to have is the confidence that they can also make it. It is not about how much you have but how far you are willing to go to accomplish your dream.
Guilherme Paulus has created a company that cannot be underestimated. This company has been built on a strong foundation of giving the people a chance to enjoy life. Traveling is a hobby for many people. These are people who strive to live an enjoyable life by visiting different places. When visiting Brazil, Paulus will make sure that you enjoy your stay in the country. Apart from working with the CVC tour agency, he has also created another business known as GJP Hotels and Resorts; this one offers tourists the right accommodation while they tour the country. So far there are 20 branches of this hotel spread out across the country. From wherever you are, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the taste of high-quality accommodation services.
Guilherme Paulus is a true epitome of how far passion and drive for success can take someone. He created this company with nothing, yet he managed to get the desired hotels. He is now providing employment opportunities to thousands of Brazilians on top of helping the country to bring thousands of tourist to the country. The annual revenue of the CVC is more than $5 billion.
According to various studies, a significant number of people suffer from eyesight related problems leading to blindness if not tackled on time. A bigger percentage of people affected come from developing countries where eyesight health doesn’t seem to go as a priority. In May 2018, Sightsavers spearheaded a campaign to show the world the successful runs and aspirations achieved in India while serving the blind and visually impaired. The campaign was mainly made aware through social media platform such as #UnfoldTheirDreams on Twitter.
Among these heartfelt stories included screening people for eye infections for early detection before permanent damage sets in. Sightsavers is well known for providing free antibiotics to thousands who would have been skeptical of the medical costs. Their staff take charge of teaching patients and other vulnerable people on how to avoid eye diseases and consequently performing eye operations to restore eyesight. The alliance also counsels those already severely affected by eye infection causing blindness for them to overcome social stigma. While some families may find it hard purchasing tools that help the blind to live a productive life, Sightsavers intervene by providing the tools for free and teaching them how to make maximum use.
Despite most people gaining knowledge about this commendable job by Sightsavers mostly through social media, the alliance has been in India since 1966. Many are a living testimony to the alliance’s work quoting how they got encouraged to continue living and working productively despite facing eyesight disabilities. With the education, many Indians are now knowledgeable on how to prevent blindness and eye infections. Mostly unsanitary washing conditions have often been the leading cause of blindness, but with the power of knowledge, they can now take the precaution to prevent themselves from contracting infections.
Sightsavers have been successful over their years of operation while partnering with government entities to practice social responsibility across the universe. Apart from aiding outpatients with visual disabilities, the non-profit making organization also helps out people with other disabilities. They concentrate their efforts on providing necessities such as antibiotics, education, and surgeries mostly in poverty-stricken areas.
The alliance’s efforts have been recognized and become successful owing to a hardworking and passionate staff and volunteers who work towards changing the world. They have also partnered with corporations out to exercise corporate social responsibility. This makes it easier for Sightsavers to achieve their objectives through donations and extra labor. Truly, a hand that gives receives.
Many businessmen tend to forget the days and experiences they might have gone through when they were growing up in the business world. Ted Bauman is nothing like those people who divorce with their past once they reach the top. Instead, Bauman has devoted most of his life trying to give useful advises to young businessmen by sharing some of his experiences on how to protect and grow small capital.
In a recent article about Ted Bauman’s advice on how to protect and secure personal liquid assets, several strategies that young business people can use to protect their limited resources have been shared. The article included some of the thoughts of Bauman regarding his days when he used to work in a gas station. What makes Ted Bauman be unique and an interesting man is the way states that he does hate those days when he used to work for someone because they gave the experience of a working environment which has proven to be very useful to him right in coming up with ways of treating his employees.
Ideas from the Bauman Letter
The ideas of ways of keeping and protecting liquid assets in the business that Ted Bauman stated were shared in the Bauman letter. He gave these ideas because Bauman understood the effect that losing liquid assets could have on an individual’s business. Here are the five ideas,
Home safe or lockbox
Safe-deposit box at the bank
Safe-deposit box at a foreign bank
Independent vault in the United States
Independent vault in a foreign country
About Ted Bauman
Although Ted was born Washington, D.C, he spent most of his youth living in South Africa where they had emigrated together with his family when he was very young. While in South Africa; Ted studied in the University of Cape Town where he attained his postgraduate degree in Economics and History. After graduating from the University of Cape Town, Ted has traveled the world delivering his services and skills on matters regarding economics. He has also worked with several companies including Banyan Hill Publishing where he is currently serving as the editor.
The Supreme Court can change the course of American history with a single ruling. Sometimes the beneficial effects are enormous, but at other times catastrophic. Unfortunately, the latter is the case when the High Court handed down its Citizens United ruling in 2010.
Just eight years after Citizens United, the corrupting influence and damage to American democracy is demonstrable. The ruling allowed nearly unlimited amounts of money to be donated to political candidates — and that money could also be “Dark Money.” In other words, giant corporations and greedy billionaires could not only now “buy” the candidate of their choice, but the American people have no right to know who is donating how much and to which candidate. The group’s financial information is available on OpenSecrets.Org.
The result has been the wholescale disenfranchisement of the average American voter from their own government. That’s why a group of concerned citizens formed a new political action committee (PAC) known as End Citizens United.
The new PAC began operations in 2015 with headquarters in Washington D.C. The goal of End Citizens United is to overturn the Supreme Court decision that has allowed our elections to be stolen by cash-bloated special interests.
End Citizens United would like to push through a new Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would essentially nullify what was established by the 2010 Citizens United ruling.
Adding a new Amendment to the Constitution is no small task. It first must be ratified by two-thirds of the 50 American states. Then it requires a two-third majority vote in Congress to make it the law of the land.
The people of End Citizens United realize they have a monumental task that will require a diligent, persistent long-term commitment. But they know they have to try. The very freedoms and democracy we have enjoyed as American citizens is at stake. Failure is not an option.
The organization has been working hard raising funds to elect more Democrats to Congress. That’s because it is Democrats that tend to favor the kind of campaign finance reform defined by the new PAC. To date, response has been enormous. End Citizens United raised $25 million in the 2016 election cycle and is on track to pull $35 million ahead of the 2018 midterms.
While change can be troublesome, latency can be really harming particularly from the business purpose of review things. With regards to taking care of with business in the corporate world, stagnation is tantamount to going in reverse. By and by, when the business ends up immersed, endeavors need to enter new verticals so as to seek after development. That conveys us to Hussain Sajwani, a land business visionary devoted to reforming the business by extending his business to various states.
Taking a gander at Hussain Sajwani’s Career
Destined to Mr. Ali Sajwani, Hussain constantly cherished business. He was energetic about beginning a brand from a young age. In this way, he started dealing with his dad’s organization starting there. It required him some investment to see how the business worked yet he got a handle on the rudiments and served the customers constantly. Each time his dad made a trip to China to get more supplies, Sajwani would run the shop. That is the manner by which he developed authority esteems. He at that point joined a school that offered courses in drug and quit in light of the fact that his advantages changed. To advance his training, he moved to the United States of America at that point selected in financial matters as the renowned University of Washington. He would later discover an opening for work at an organization called GASCO. This firm managed the supply of oil in the United Arab Emirates. Sajwani functioned as the agreements chief. He administered general tasks. In the meantime, he needed to wander into business. In this way, he propelled a little organization that managed the arrangement of nourishment and cooking supplies. His business was prosperous in this way empowering him to begin another wander called DAMAC Properties. Today, DAMAC Properties is a realm of various specialty units inside a similar umbrella.
DAMAC Properties and its Affiliates
Hussain Sajwani is unquestionably one of the world’s wealthiest business experts. His example of overcoming adversity sits on DAMAC Properties, a lavish firm which is the parent organization to different associations including Nine Elms Property and Mina Al-Sultan. He has extended this business into different states, and as of late, he discussed taking it to China since this is the new business docket for some, business visionaries looking to enhance their administrations and items. Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC proprietor, trusts that with portfolio broadening, he will pull in more customers into his wander in this way earning more benefits.
Speaking to Guilherme Paulus, one gets to see what has made him this successful. Over the last forty years or so he has been able to invest in the Brazilian tourism industry so much that the president appointed him to the country’s tourism council.
CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. was the first company they started with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. He then proceeded to run the company on his own when Vicente left. At such a young age, he was still able to persist and make it work becoming the largest tour operators in Brazil and is credited for starting a number of trends in the Brazilian tourism industry.
CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus was the first company to bring a cruise ship into Brazil. This took a lot of planning and money, but Guilherme Paulus believed that it was a risk worth taking if his company was ever to become a trendsetter in the industry. In the years that followed he began chartering planes for his clients. This was another expensive gamble, but would equally pay off. He has earned a reputation as a calculating risk taker who is not afraid of venturing into the unknown.
When the company was at its peak, he happened to do an interview with one of the local business reporters. Not many outside Brazil knew about Guilherme Paulus or CVC. It was during this time that he said that one day he might consider taking the company public and the following day his phone would not stop ringing. Banks and private investors wanted a piece of CVC, but it is the Carlyle that was eventually able to buy a 63 percent stake.
Any novice investor can tell you that investing in stocks can be an anxiety-inducing experience. For many people who generate their income working a typical 9 to 5, stocks can be a completely alien concept with immeasurable odds. When you decide to invest for your first time, your option is to either navigate stocks through a trial-and-error process or pay a large sum of money to a specialist who may or may not be equipped with the advice you need. Investing and thriving in the stock market requires a sizable amount of knowledge, but how do you access that knowledge and develop a thorough understanding of how it works? The key to navigating the stock market is having someone who can teach you the language of it on your side. You need someone that can connect with you and help you build a better understanding of how the market works, without emptying your pockets in the process. Ted Bauman, a 20-year veteran in financial literacy, is working to make this knowledge available to everyone.
In 2013, Ted Bauman joined the publishing company Banyan Hill. Since 1998, Banyan Hill Publishing (Formerly known as the Sovereign Society) has been committed to teaching their clients the skills they need to become self-reliant when making financial decisions. Banyan Hill shows people how to protect their wealth, something Ted Bauman himself has committed to since becoming a writer for their newsletter The Sovereign Investor Daily. With the aid of other notable editors such as Ian King and Paul Mampilly, Banyan Hill has accumulated over 400,000 daily readers. Ted Bauman’s part in this includes advising readers on how to acquire secondary citizenship, recommending stocks based on the Alpha Code system, and identifies trends that can turn his readers a profit.
Ted Bauman earned his postgraduate degrees in Economics and History at the University of Capetown. His career did not begin in commercial finance or investments, but during his time in South Africa, he began work in the nonprofit sector, where he managed the funds for low-cost housing projects. He developed an extensive understanding of how governments and large corporations control a bulk of the wealth. When he returned to America in 2008, he became the Director of International Programs at a local Atlanta nonprofit. When he joined Banyan Hill in 2013, Bauman was able to utilize his experiences outside of the country and in the non-profit sector to provide a unique perspective to readers on financial management. His works serve to preserve the wealth of a number of readers throughout the states.