Diversity and Experience from Highland Capital Management, L.P.

The company philosophy of producing consistent returns on investments by utilizing age old and tested principals to their investment strategies is how they keep their clients satisfied and secure in their decisions. They invest with discipline and using research focused in the specific industry of various investments. Helping clients create investment structures that are going to last the test of time is one of the ways that the company has developed a solid reputation as a reliable investment management firm. Read this article at Dallas News.

Highland Capital Management, L.P. is a global leader in SEC-registered investment advisors with an approximate 13.9 billion dollars in assets in their management portfolio. With a specialization in credit strategies including credit hedge funds, separate accounts, distressed and special situations private equity as well as long-only funds, they have some of the most experienced professionals on their team. Highland Capital headquarters in Dallas, Texas and satellite offices in Sao Paulo, Singapore, New York and Seoul make them easily accessible to their clients.

Highland Capital Management, L.P. team members also pride themselves on making a difference in the communities around them. This comes through donations to local and national nonprofit organizations, volunteering and advisory board involvement by many of the team members. In conjunction with their partners, the firm has provided over $30 million dollars in assistance to world wide organizations. Through such programs as the Engage at the Bush Center event series and the Military Service Initiative in combination with Boeing Corporation, the company has given back more than $20 million dollars.

Read: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-05/highland-is-said-to-buy-lazard-argentine-fund-eye-stock-boost

Some of the strategies for investing that the firm supports includes high yield credit, structured investments, product investment, distressed and special situations, long and short equity, healthcare, emerging markets and real estate. This diverse reach allows clients the opportunity to find investments portfolios that work best for their life situation, personality and future goals. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.

Talkspace: the Therapy App

Talkspace is an innovative a new app that allows users to connect with mental health professionals and receive counseling and therapy through their smartphones. Founded by Frank Oren in 2012, as of November 2017 Talkspace had around 500,000 active users.

Talkspace recently made a deal with Magellan Health, a massive medical insurance provider. This means that soon everyone covered under a Magellan Health healthcare plan will be able to access therapy through the app.

Talkspace is changing the way people view therapy by allowing users to interact with therapists in new ways. Different plans through Talkspace offer different options, and users can contact therapists daily through text messages, phone calls, or video chats. Another benefit of the remote therapy method employed by Talkspace is that users can talk to a therapist any time and can be contacted by a therapist at any time. Frequent short therapy sessions are especially valuable to busy people who cannot find time to visit a therapist’s office.

Talkspace is also making therapy accessible to more people. The company refers to a study that offered nearly 100,000 veterans the chance to access therapy online. The results of the study showed that this reduced the number of mental health incidents and hospitalizations by about 25 percent.

Talkspace founder and CEO Frank Oren hopes that the widespread access to mental health professionals will also reduce, or eliminate entirely, the stigma associated with seeking mental help.

President And Powerful Figure At Bradesco: Who Is Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi?

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is the sitting president and CEO of Banco Bradesco. Banco Bradesco is one of the largest banks in South America based in Brazil. He was elevated to the position of the presidency of the bank following the resignation of Lazaro de Mello Brandao last year. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi will be the president of Banco Bradesco up to 2019. The next CEO of the bank will be known this year in March. The current Banco Bradesco president and the CEO is the first person in the history of the bank to hold both positions. The bank leadership regulatory policy does not allow a person to keep two jobs at the same time. The bank will be expected to reveal the name of the new president in March 2018.

The leading Banco Bradesco bank has a culture of hiring staff to hold the top position within it. It has never employed workers from outside as they prefer to promote from within the bank especially when it comes to those who hold the senior ranks. The bank has a large pool of talented people who likely will be appointed to the position of the presidency. The term limit age for the presidency of the bank is 65 years. The retirement age was extended from 65 years to 67 years in recent years to provide for a gradual transition of power. The president and the executive officers are expected to retire at the age of 65 years otherwise.

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is one of the most experienced people in the Banco Bradesco banking institution. He has the experience and skills to make the bank compete successfully with other dominant world banks. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is a graduate of the University of Sao Paulo. He graduated with a post-graduate degree in sociology as well as in politics. He also graduated with a multiple degrees in the Philosophy, Languages, Sciences and Arts from the same place.

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has held several top leadership positions while working at the bank. He began his career in April 1969 at Bradesco Bank. He has sat on different Boards of Directors too. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was a member of Management Board at ArcelorMittal Brasil S.A. He was also the Managing Director of Banco Bradesco SA in March 1999. He worked as an Internal Director of Banco Bradesco S.A, Director, of Bradespar S.A, Director of Grupo Bradesco Seguros from March 2003 as well as other notable positions. From 2009 to May 2010, Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco was the Non-Executive Director of Banco Espirito Santo SA.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has served as the CEO, Chairman, vice president and president in the different departments at the Bradesco Bank. In 1999, he became the CEO of Bradesco Providencia Seguros SA. He also served as the deputy president from March 1999 in the same department. In 1994 to 2000 Mr. Cappi was the president of ANAPP. The current president of the Banco Bradesco also served as the member of the managing board for the Brazilian Association of Listed Companies in 2000 to 2003. Since March 2003 he was the president of Grupo Bradesco Seguros. On December 23, 2009, he held the position of the Chairmanship and Director of Odontoprev S.A. Also, Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi served as the CEO and the Executive Deputy President of Banco Bradesco S.A.

Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has faced significant challenges to maintain the legacy of the Bradesco Bank. The bank has almost 27 million customers. The current president is expected to deal with new issues of digital literacy transactions.

See: https://g1.globo.com/economia/negocios/noticia/sucessao-no-conselho-do-bradesco-foi-um-ato-planejado-diz-trabuco.ghtml

GoBuysides Recruitment System Will Revolutionize Job Hunting

A new system of recruitment is poised to revolutionize the industry of job-hunting and the process of recruitment. At the outset, it appears that this new method of recruitment could benefit both job seekers and employers. The company that utilizes this new system is called GoBuyside, a unique and quite intriguing name. What is this company and how does its new recruitment system work and is this new system really beneficial to the average job-seeker and employer? Here’s the lowdown about GoBuyside.

GoBuyside 101

If one visits their website, this basic information will greet the visitor. GoBuyside’s website says that it is fostering a recruitment platform of the 21st century. The information makes it appear that this platform is the new kid in town and it specializes in collaborating with Fortune 500 companies, investment managers, hedge funds, advisory platforms and private equity firms across a wide span of mandates and geographies. That is quite a lot of interesting information that can catch the attention of those interested in what this company can offer.

Searching for its origins, one will find out that GoBuyside is involved in providing recruiting solutions to investment firms that will hire their services. Its main offices are based in New York City, New York, in the United States. Apparently, this company was founded in 2011, so it is practically a new company which espouses a new kind of recruitment technology. The number of active employees of GoBuyside, the information say, is from 11 to 50. That’s about all the basic information a person can get if he will search the internet. However, there are still some interesting things that are posted in the company’s official website that will reveal more about its operations, if one will care to search a little bit more.

The Global Reach Of GoBuyside

From its website, one will find that GoBuyside is entrusted by more than 400 clients with their recruitment process. The company’s talent network, the site adds, is about 10,000 firms and increasing. It has a reach of more than 500 cities across the globe. Apart from scores of places in the United States, some of the countries where their clients are based include Canada, China, Mexico, Singapore, the UK, United Arab Emirates and many more. That means GoBuyside was able to place candidates or job seekers in all of these places.

What Should Job Seekers Do?

If a job seeker wants to use the system of GoBuyside to get a job, he only needs to do one basic thing. According to the company’s official website, a candidate should create a confidential profile. He apparently needs to post this on this site and he will be able to access his career opportunities, search for compensation information and get insights of his market niche. If a job seeker wants to use the services of GoBuyside, he should visit its official website to get more detailed information about its services.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Aiming to Make Online Dating Through App, Safe and Secure

Thanks to the advancement in the world of technology and the onset of the internet, dating has never been easier for singles. Many new dating apps and sites are out there where people can meet complete strangers on online, and if things go well, decide mutually to take things forward. Due to the kind of hectic lifestyle people lead these days, it has become difficult for people to find time to socialize too often and come across that right person who they would like to date. Dating apps, however, has made it easier for men and women as well as homosexuals to find dates. One of the dating apps that have been in the news lately for all the right reasons is Bumble.

Bumble was founded in the year of 2014 by Whitney Wolfe Herd, who has in the past been a part of the team that founded Tinder, another dating giant with over 50 million members. As a co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd has gained considerable experience and expertise with the dating technology as well as the features that the men and women are looking for from the dating app. Whitney Wolfe Herd used her experience and expertise to the fullest while designing and developing Bumble. The fact that Bumble is focused more on women than man has touched chords with people, and has helped filter out many male members who aren’t open-minded enough to see women in a position of strength.

In Bumble dating app, it is the women who can make the first move and contact the men they want to meet or have a conversation with. Men can check out the profiles of women, but cannot contact the women unless women take the first step of contacting the men. The Bumble app has a very forward thinking ideology and encourages women to make the first move, which makes things easier when it comes to dating. Whitney Wolfe Herd has some experience with dating as well in her personal life and knows that dating apps can help, but has mostly found that the dating app is filled with encounters with males that mostly leads to unsolicited messages and images of sexual nature. With Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd aims to make dating app a safe and secure yet fun experience for the members, both men, and women. It is a more elegant version of online dating constructed into an app.

What Tony Petrello Did For Houston This Last Fall

Anthony Petrello, better known as just Tony Petrello is often mischaracterized because he has a lot of influence as CEO of one of the world’s largest oil drilling companies. He’s been with Nabors Industries based in Houston for over 20 years and has been in charge of one of the world’s largest fleet of rigs and offshore modular equipment during this time. At one time his salary reached over $60 million for yearly compensation, making him a higher paid CEO than anyone on Wall Street, but this is really not what Petrello should be remembered for.

Tony Petrello is proud to support the work in neurological research at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston conducted through the Dan and Jan Duncan Institute at that hospital. Petrello got involved here because his daughter Carena is a victim of periventricular leukomalacia and has had daily struggles that Tony and his wife Cynthia have worked to help her get through. He’s wanted to help future children who might be born with this disease have a chance for a cure, and as friends of Dan and Jan Duncan he’s donated $7 million to their research institute and has encouraged others to do the same.

More recently, Tony Petrello gave over $100,000 to help out with Hurricane Harvey victims this last fall. This hurricane, one of the deadliest in history brought a lot of people together in effort to help the people of Houston and the rest of the Texas coast recover from the damages, and after the hurricane hit Nabors Industries allowed and encouraged employees to help out with the relief. Petrello promised to compensate every employee who helped with the cleanup and providing services such as hot meals, and the $173,000 he donated matched a fundraiser that the company had done during that time. Petrello is not originally from Texas, but he’s been proud to call it home.

Tony Petrello came from New Jersey and was considering a career as a math professor after getting both his bachelor’s and master’s in the field at Yale. He decided instead to go into law and completed his J.D. in 1978. He specialized in financial law in areas such as regulations and tax compliance while serving at Baker & McKenzie where he later became partner. He stayed there until 1991 when Nabors Industries who had been a client at the firm offered him the position of Chief Operating Officer. Petrello became CEO in 2011 when former Nabors CEO Eugene Izenberg passed away.

To know more visit @: www.nabors.com/about-nabors/leadership-team

Betsy DeVos Sets Up For Long Haul in Washington D.C.

If the United States government is a massive machine, then Donald Trump is the man dedicated to putting on a pair of mechanic overalls and changing it up. Donald Trump campaigned in 2016 on the idea of draining the swamp, subverting the establishment, and transforming the political process toward the will of the people. While much of this talk was typical political chatter, some of it has already come to fruition. Upon taking up the Oval Office, President Trump got to work immediately by making high-profile appointments of outsiders to key positions. Chief among these political outsiders is Betsy DeVos, a devout reformer from the state of Michigan. As one of President Trump’s earliest ‘outsider appointments‘, DeVos has been tasked with setting a tone and following through. While President Trump put his faith into his appointment, many people don’t recognize her on a national level so let’s take a moment to learn about her.

 

Betsy DeVos was born and raised in a small town in Western Michigan. From Holland, MI, DeVos grew up in a small Dutch community where she formulated much of her worldly outlook based on her faith, her family, and her education. DeVos would work for her father’s automobile company before attending Calvin College. At Calvin College, DeVos would become familiar with Milton Friedman’s writings on the concept of school choice. School choice, sometimes tucked under the label of the ‘voucher system’, argues against government intervention and for parental freedom in the pursuit of knowledge. DeVos became passionate about this subject and she has spent much of her life focusing on advancing it around the nation.

 

After graduating Calvin College and marrying Dick DeVos, Betsy would be introduced to the political world in proper fashion. Dick DeVos would have an unsuccessful Michigan Governor’s bid in 2006 but their name would get out there all of the same. Since then, DeVos has taken up two charities for school choice and she has even operated as the Michigan Republican Chairwoman for the past five years or so. All of this work put Betsy DeVos on the map and it served as a hook to bring Donald Trump knocking on her door.

 

As the Secretary of Education in the Department of Education, DeVos will be charged with dealing with some of the most steadfast and veteran political figures in the United States government. As a newcomer, DeVos will have to prove herself almost immediately in order to stave off criticism of her work. DeVos knows that she has something to prove, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. Republican former state AG Mike Cox has called DeVos someone who is confident, focused, and even-keeled in their approach to the political machinations of the government. Cox went on to call her intimidating, pointing out that it had nothing to do with her billionaire status. If DeVos wants to succeed in passing her agenda through the steely gates of Washington D.C., she’ll have to stick to these traits in order to prosper. Learn more: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/01/dick_and_betsy_devos_lift_the.html

David McDonald And His Attempts To Improve the Sustainability of the OSI Group

Food manufacturers with international operations have to keep a myriad of things in mind while catering to the palates of consumers and some of these considerations include government regulations, cultural limitations and finding talent in different geographical locations. One of the companies that have successfully managed to adhere to the various guidelines is the OSI Group, led by David McDonald.

As the president of the OSI Group, David Mc Donald has ensured that his firm is positioned very well in the international network and he has also improved the sustainability of his company in the global food sector. According to him, the international operations are scaled in size; however, the teams that are in place in various countries consist of local talent that understands the importance of cultural sensitivity. These dedicated teams help in improving efficacy while providing solutions on a local platform.

The OSI Group’s headquarters are in Illinois, yet this global Mughal in the food sector ensures to cater to the diversified needs of customers at all the locations. Right from protein-rich items like sausage links, beef patties until sandwiches and pizzas, this private corporation provides high-quality food products to 17 countries through their 50 manufacturing and distribution facilities.

David McDonald has been striving to expand the OSI Group’s presence in China even further, and although this company has been catering to the needs of the residents of this country for the last 20 years, David McDonald believes that there is more to be done. As of now, eight manufacturing centers of the OSI Group exist in China, and an additional two new factories will soon be set up to make this firm the largest meat producer in the country. As of September last year, this enterprise has also made headway with an improved plant located in Henan Province. Also, a joint venture with Zhoukou and DOYOO has been planned to ensure that OSI remains one of the largest vertically integrated meat production operations in China. Some of the brands that the OSI group is associated to within this country include McDonald’s, Papa John’s Burger King, Subway, and Starbucks.

David McDonald believes with conviction that China is and will remain to be the quickest growing consumer markets in the world mainly due to reasons such as the power of the population, especially since due to the increased purchasing power of people living in this nation. David McDonalds also stated that there are many clients in China who have seen significant growth in the last few years and the OSI Group aims to keep up with this clientele.

For details: www.linkedin.com/in/david-mcdonald-a1b1137

Oncortarget Feature a Hopeful Study on Aggressive Cancer as They Sponsor More Researchers For Cancer Discussions

A recent research featured by Oncotarget has revealed that an aggressive breast cancer cell, which has estrogen receptor beta (Erβ), specific proteins can respond to hormone therapy. Most breast cancer cells contain diverse estrogen or progesterone hormone receptors that enhance normal breast functioning and growth. Aggressive cancer type such as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), lacks specific receptor proteins, which secure estrogen and progesterone hormones preshent on normal breast cells. When these receptors are absent, these cancers are resistant to the hormone treatment administered. Patients with TNBC have poor prediction due to the likelihood of cancer spreading to other organs. Watch this video on Youtube.

Findings from a research conducted by Mayo Clinic Minnesota revealed that growth of TNB cells lacking estrogen receptor alpha (Erα) but have estrogen receptor beta (ERβ), can be subsided by being treated with estrogen or estrogen-like chemicals. They also noted that patients with TNBC with Erβ and lack Erα, have higher survival rate and a higher likelihood to become cancer free. After further evaluations, Erβ activation drugs may be designed in future to provide therapeutic benefits to such patients.

Oncotarget Travel Sponsorships.

Oncotarget is an oncology peer-reviewed research journal that is committed to maximizing the dissemination of scientific research. Towards the end of 2017, Oncotarget gave travel grants to four biomedical researchers, enabling them to attend the conference on Frontiers in Cancer Science 2017, which was held in November in Singapore. Through these travel sponsorships, the discussion about cancer discoveries was motivated to take place. Check Oncotarget journal at scimagojr.com

As stated by the editor-in-chief of Oncotarget, Mikhail Blagosklonny, Oncotarget has in their heart the desire to see scientific advances spread across the globe to improve understanding and stimulate future findings. With top experts in cancer from all over the world, being the attendees of the Frontiers in Cancer Science, it was the pride of Oncotarget to provide the four international institutions a chance to share their new research there.

The four researchers were; Mohd Anas Shansi, Rajna Kumari, Ruhi Sandeep Deshmukh, and Vladan Milosevic, all presenting research on different topics.

More About Oncotarget

The oncotarget was first established in 2010. It covers all oncological researches, though it has subsections of other medical topics. They have two open access publications, published by Impact Journals on weekly basis.

Learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1558/

Securus steps up the fight against crime in U.S. prisons

In the United States, the prison system has received much criticism for what is widely regarded as an institution riddled with inequalities and Injustice. This has led many Americans to have an under appreciation of the vital job that prison staff attends to every day. Without highly competent, trained personnel, American prisons would quickly devolve into extremely dangerous hotbeds of criminal activity.

 

Securus Technologies, the country’s largest provider of inmate communication services, continues to develop cutting-edge technologies that aid prison staff in their crucial job of keeping the country’s prisons safe. The company has quickly become enormously popular with its customers, America’s carceral institutions. The technologies that Securus deploys have been used in countless investigations and criminal proceedings and have aided prosecutors in bringing those prisoners who routinely commit crimes while incarcerated to justice.

 

One area in which Securus has greatly enhanced abilities of staff and administrators to fight crime within their institutions is with its Stingray cellular detection technology. This system, developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, has proven a crucial element in the fight against contraband cellular devices that so often circulate within the country’s prisons. These are used by dangerous gangs of organized criminals to perpetrate crimes, extort fellow prisoners and have even been used in the commission of murders on the outside. In short, contraband cellular devices are the main way that organized criminal gangs within the nation’s prisons communicate.

 

Prisons in which this cellular detection and location technology have been deployed have shown notable decreases in criminal activity within their walls. This is yet another tool that gives staff a leg up in the ongoing fight to keep prisons and society at large safe. And it’s just one example of the many technologies that Securus, with a billion dollar research and development budget, has produced over the last decade for its institutional clients.