Sean Penn, a well known actor and director, is now adding to his long list of credentials a writer. If you are like me, a millennial, you had to first figure out who Sean Penn is. Though, previously mentioned, Penn is known not just for his acting and directing; but he is a well known activist. He was married to Madonna at one time and even sued Lee Daniels in regards to false accusations of hitting women. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is an interesting look into the man behind the book.
Penn’s style of writing has been seen as distracting with his, almost addictive, overuse of alliteration. Phrases like “Wader’s whimsy for wheeling Wahhabist roadways.” As a reader this can be distracting from the overall flow. He also incorporates his personal views into his characters in such a way that it seems there is no distinction between him and Bob.
After reading his book, the first thing that will stand out is the direct comparison to the times within the book and that with which is going on in the world. Penn makes references to the “Me Too” movement and the president. His character Bob is known to his neighbors as an antisocial problem (they call with complaints on him often). He hates how the world refuses to acknowledge milestones and memorable moments unless they are broadcast on social media.
While some find his book to be snarky, weird, but funny; others find the book thoroughly flawed. Entertainment Weekly described the book as a “stream of consciousness” rant about all the things he finds wrong in the world. He references people like Trump and el Chapo, not to mention his mention of events like the feud with North Korea; all of this points in the direction that although this was a fictional novel it had all the makings of a manifesto.
In the end his book lacked the experience of a writer. His plot was not fully developed and his writing was choppy due to his obsessive use of alliteration. Penn has the potential to write amazing work, especially with his background in the film industry, but “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” was not the jump start in a transition to writing.
For years Jed McCaleb has been making his presence felt in the tech world. Currently, the creator of Mt. Gox, and Stellar CTO is working to impact the way people pay for things in the digital world. MaCaleb believes that eventually there will be a Blockchain powered, single payment system used by the entire world. Jed feels it is clear that the world is moving to more digital payments. He believes there is a strong possibility for a system that uses fiat currencies through the Blockchain.
As mentioned on crunchbase, Jed McCaleb has made some huge predictions regarding his company Stellar. In ten years he believes his companies technology could be responsible for a universal payment system. He is convinced this system will include things outside of payments like stocks and shares. McCaleb stated that he thinks all equity could be tokenized on a blockchain by the year 2028.
Jed McCaleb has been working in the development word for quite some time. His predictions about Stellar are quite large. He has predicted Stellar’s technology will revolutionize financial systems which would include payments, stock markets, and fundraising across the world. McCaleb has an impressive resume to back up his claims. He is responsible for starting the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange and is also the CEO at Stellar. McCaleb also serves as an advisor to MIRI, a unique group that researches artificial intelligence.
According to McCaleb, ICO’s (Initial Coin offerings) are currently not meeting the needs of the market. McCaleb states this despite the firm Autonomous Next which reports that these this group has raised nearly ten billion dollars in the four years.
McCaleb believes this stat is somewhat deceiving. ICOs have seen a large growth of fraudsters taking advantage of the new technology. This has attracted regulators around the world. Jed McCaleb continues to push his company forward. The future for him and his company seems to be quite bright.
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an amazing soccer playerDuring the 2002 year Dr. Saad had been approached by the PCRF (also known as the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund). This non-political and non-profit organization was first founded during the 1991 year in order to help with the medical needs of the children in the Middle East. This organization was in need of a doctor who could perform surgery on a teen who had suffered from a gunshot wound. The doctors who were at the Israeli hospital were the ones who were able to help save the child’s life, but the injuries the child had were too complicated for any treatment to be done locally. After this, the PCRF made the decision to find Dr. Saad and fly the child to him in the U.S. in order to help save the life of the child with surgery.
When the child had arrived in the care of Dr. Saad they were in dire condition. The child had holes from the gunshot in his belly, and his skin was burning as well as him having a hard time eating. During the 2003 year the doctor had performed a complicated surgery that took seven hours to complete on the child, patching up all of the holes that were present and repairing any of the injuries that were internal. Everyone was happy with the end result, the surgery was certainly a success.
During the 2010 year the doctor had to perform yet another surgery on a child coming from the West Bank (she was a girl who had been born with her intestines hanging outside of her). There were 18 months of time that the local doctors had tried to help the child, but they were unable to. Once she was flown to Dr. Saad, the girl was immediately helped, and after five hours of surgery the doctor was able to help the girl greatly.
In the 2013 year the PCRF had come to the doctor with yet another child that was in need of some surgery. This time it was a boy that had been hit by a bomb, and he had been paralyzed in one of his legs. Prior to the incident the boy had been an amazing soccer player, but after he had been put in a wheelchair and was no longer able to move in the same ways. With the help of Dr. Saad and a qualified surgeon who had practice as a nerve doctor, the boy was able to walk on his own two legs 11 months later. Learn more: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/
Dr. Saad has more than 40 years of experience in complex pediatric surgeries with the U.S. and the Middle East. He is a doctor that every patient can rely on, and someone who has been trusted to do a lot. He has helped improve the lives of many children, and he continues to do so now.
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James graduated from the University of Virginia majoring in accounting and finance; he is a certified accountant and CFA Finalist.He began his analyst career in Morgan Guaranty training program; he later joined American express as a corporate bond analyst and the joined GIV subsidiary as the chief investment officer after which he co-founded Highland Capital Management. James is the president of the firm, and under his directorship, the company offers award winning products and solutions for investors and corporates’. He is the board chairman for next bank and also serves as a member of the board in MGM and other various other companies.
James is a believer in education. He is very committed to improving it and the lives of the people of Dallas-Fort Worth area. He has donated millions to, the Dallas area non-profit and charity organization resulting in partnerships and donations that have lifted the lives of Dallas resident. Some of the partnerships include:
The family places in which the Highland capital has committed to donate $ 1 million to finish the family place.
Dallas Zoo received $ 1 million to build the zoo.
SMU’s Highland capital management tower scholars program which helps the undergraduate student with exposure to public policy making opportunities. The Highland capital management donated $2 million to Southern Methodist University.
Education is Freedom which is an organization that gives financial assistance for youth who are considered to be at risk and are pursuing a college degree.
George Bush Presidential Library and institute which holds the historical records and artifacts on the George Bush Presidency. It helps address some of the challenging problems being experienced today.
Perot Museum of Natural science provides hands on experience to children and help them better understand science, math, and technology.
Snowball Express which holds events, dances, and amusement for children of the fallen military who die while on duty.
Uplift Education that gives student free college preparedness to enable them to achieve full potential.
Capital for Kids which is a group which assists the low-income families in Dallas gets a quality education.
Through the above donation done by the company through James, Dallas is a much more pleasant city and for James is not only smart but has the heart for the people of Dallas, and thus we can consider him an epitome of success.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: September 27, 2017
Highland Capital Management is one of the most prominent SEC-registered investment advisory companies based in the United States. For over two decades of professional experience, Highland Capital Management has worked to invest more than $60 billion in the country. Its presence is also felt in other countries in the world such as the United Kingdom, China, Korea, Canada, and South Africa. Highland Capital Management also works with its affiliates to develop a working solution for all investment capabilities in the industry. Highland Capital Management is also considered as one of the most experienced and global assets and finance managers with a proper reputation in the industry.
One of the things Highland Capital Management specializes in is the credit strategies. These strategies vary from the long-only finds, credit hedge funds, separate accounts, the special and distressed situation for private equities, and the collateralized loan obligations. Highland Capital Management also offers alternative investment opportunities for those who are not accredited investors in the United States. They also include the natural resources, long/short equities, and the emerging markets. The diversified client-base of Highland Capital Management includes a wide range of foundations, pension plans, co-operations, endowments, funds of funds, financial institutions, the high-net-worth individuals, and the governments. The headquarters of Highland Capital Management is in Dallas, Texas. However, the company also maintains offices in major parts of the country as well as the world.
James Dondero is the CEO and President of the Highland Capital Management Company based in Dallas. Highland Capital Management, under the leadership of James Dondero, has decided to join hands with Linda Owen. Linda Owen is the former President of the Woodall Foundation Park in the United States. The company is known for becoming one of the leading philanthropic entities that emanated from their investment opportunities. The idea of incorporating Linda Owen in the Highland Capital Management’s philanthropic arm is to extend her innovation and experience in issuing philanthropic support services back to the community. Because the charitable and philanthropic efforts of Highland Capital Management are expanding, they needed an expert who has worked in the field to handle these services in various ways of development.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: September 21, 2017
Being a medical professional doesn’t mean that any other interests should be put aside. It just means that work very often comes first and yet the interests and hobbies do not get forgotten. Dr. Akhil Reddy is the perfect example. He works as a dentist for a practice that lives under the MB2 Dental roof. It is a company that offers people help with managing their dental practices in different practical and pure support ways. Dr. Akhil Reddy is a professional who loves his job and promoting healthy smiles, but there are other passions in his life he is proud of and willing to share with others.
When people work in a laboratory or any medical field, they sometimes think that their clothing options are limited because of the white coat they have to wear. However, Dr. Akhil Reddy is an example of how you can still choose your clothes according to the mood you are in. But he always emphasizes that it is important for doctors and other staff to look professional. That can easily be achieved with a nice dress shirt and a smart tie under the white coat. It doesn’t have to be a shirt and a tie situation, but it has to look the part. He offers advice on different options from very smart to business casual, to a turtleneck or a pair of jeans. It is all in the cut and the way the person carries the clothes. The white coat is not a hardship to endure, but it should bring the person a sense of pride.
Another passion Dr. Akhil Reddy enjoys sharing with the world is his love for wine. He believes that a great wine doesn’t need to be the most expensive bottle on the shelf. Buying value for money and buying appropriate wine is more important. Dr. Reddy offers people advice on how to find the best deals for wine depending on their taste or the occasion they are buying the bottle for.
Not everyday people get to meet dentists who are also a stylish individual himself and can offer tips on how to choose the next bottle of wine while still educating people about how important dental health is. His colleagues and patients notice and compliment his many talents so Dr. Akhil Reddy can continue to be a proud dentist who is interested in more than just his professional path in life.
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)recently announced a successful partnership with NantHealth and Allscripts to bring a more streamlined patient portal system to the CTCA patient family. NantHealth’s “eviti” system, a clinical decision support system, was given access to the Allscripts electronic health record allowing for a seamless integration of clinical pathways and decision making paradigms with the doctors workflow.
The Clinical Pathways program allows the doctor and the patient to work together, choosing the clinical pathway that is the best treatment option for the patient creating less guesswork and faster results. Clinical Pathways was developed with the help of oncology associations, government agencies, and peer reviewed literature. The system is maintained 24/7 by oncologists, oncology nurses, a clinical advisory board, and clinical professionals. Patient’s feel that they have more control over their treatment plan with Clinical Pathways.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has become one of the best treatment centers for adults with cancer. CTCA hospitals have consistent, high ratings for patient satisfaction and care. One of the reasons for CTCA’s success is the fact that patients are treated as a whole being with medical plans treating a patient’s mind, body, and spirit. Secondly, patients are offered aftercare treatment when they are done with their initial cancer treatment.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida with treatment hospitals in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tulsa, and Chicago. CTCA specializes in immunotherapy, chemotherapy, genomic testing, precision cancer treatment, surgery, and radiation. CTRA also offers supportive therapies secondary to cancer treatment therapy. To read more about the Clinical Pathways system and CTCA, please click here.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: September 18, 2017
Cloud computing is all the rage these days, so it’s not a surprise that NuoDB has decided to create their own cloud database system to help aspiring developers make their own applications. NuoDB is offering a completely new way to deal with the common problems seen in cloud database technology by creating a more efficient means of increasing the size of a database in a cost effective way.
The main advantage NuoDB has is the ability to scale operations massively through a tiered approach. The tiers were defined by transaction engines that take every single insertion of data in order to make sure the entire database is data efficient. This means, for example, that if you were to place weather data into the database today, but wanted to store even more tomorrow, you wouldn’t have a problem retrieving it easily later on. The innovative approach is making NuoDB one of the most popular names in cloud computing. As time goes on and this company expands, we’ll even more impressive things said about NuoDB and honest ways that this brand manages to distinguish itself from the competition. It took 5 years to reach this point, but NuoDB is one of the most impressive selections yet.
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About Highland Capital Korea Limited
Highland Capital Management Korea Ltd., is a business unit of Dalla-based wealth management firm, Highland Capital Management. Recently, the firm has closed a $147 million healthcare-focused private equity in total capital commitment. The fund would be administered by South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS). Founded in 1998, NPS values at $499.8 billion whereas the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute values it at $465.13 billion.
Besides investment returns, those who invest in Highland Capital Management through NPS have specific objectives within the healthcare landscape. That includes access to investment opportuniries to serve their strategic objectives in China, the US, and Korea. Highland Capital Management will team up with Stonebridge Capital, a private equity firm to co-manage the fund in Asia. Stonebridge Capital is Highland’s first healthcare-oriented private equity fund in Asia. Although Asian investors have expressed increased interest in healthcare-oriented private equity during the past two years, most of the investments are made via multi-purpose funds or on a direct basis.
The fund’s strategy aligns with Highland Capital Management’s competencies, drawing on the firm’s extensive experience in healthcare industry. Healthcare is Highland Capital Management’s largest industry exposure. In fact, the firm’s over 15-year track record in private equity is healthcare-oriented. Its investment targets middle market healthcare companies in Asia and North America. As of May 2017, Highland Capital Management had over $1.5 billion worth of healthcare assets under management. According to Matt Jameson, Highland Capital Management’s co-head and managing director of private equity, the U.S healthcare industry faces numerous disruptive forces, which might acutely affect middle market companies.
Increased access to healthcare services throughout Korea and Asian countries is driving greater utilization level and more demands on the sector. Combination of these factors with value-based reimbursement models creates opportunities for aspiring investors in the healthcare sector. Approximately, Highland Capital Management has $15 billion worth of assets under management. Highland specializes in the formulation of credit strategies such as long-only funds, CLOs, special situation private equity, and distressed accounts. Besides, Highland Capital Management offers alternative investment opportunities such as natural resources, equities, and natural resources.
Find more information on Highland Capital Management by following them on Twitter @highlandcapmgmt
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: September 6, 2017
Highland Capital Management is a company specialising in investment advice. Their affiliate in Korea recently was able to work with an equity fund which focuses on healthcare. The fund has 147 million dollars in capital. Highland Capital Management’s investors with NPS Korea are interested in more than just returns. They are also concentrating on the different opportunities this could open up in Korea and China as well as the US.
Highland has more two decades of experience, and they are one of the largest companies within this industry. The two founding fathers created their first joint business conquest in Protective Life Insurance Corporation. The company slowly took off and was able to grow from there. And in the 2000s Highland Capital Management was born as people know it today.
Expanding their market reach to Asia is a risk the company is willing to take to continue growing. A business without growth becomes stagnant. That causes the existing clients to migrate to other, more competitive businesses slowly. Building the business also allows the company to maintain high standards and create new business relationships. The executives and experts working for the company bring unique solutions of different investment related problems to the table.
Highland Capital Management created a good reputation for the company and its services. Every employee is motivated, skilled and cares about the clients. This attitude comes right from the top and allows Highland to finish each fiscal year on a positive note.
They have extensive knowledge in healthcare sector which makes them the perfect partner for investors in the field. Looking into new opportunities in North America, and Asia will expand the company’s reach.
People are more interested in acquiring health care, and that creates a more complicated demand base in the sector. Investors noticed this trend and expressed their interest.
Highland Capital Management works with several niches within the investment market. They offer their clients solutions in areas such as credit hedge funds, long-only funds and individual situation private equity and collateralised loan obligations. They also provide different alternative investments, including emerging markets, long or short equities and natural resources. All of these are of interest to investors across the board.