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Koch brothers indicate Hillary may be best option

Posted by on April 28, 2016 | No comments

Charles and David Koch have long been supporters of the Republican Party as well as other conservative causes. Through Super Pacs that they created they have raised $900 million to support conservative candidates who support their ideals of small and limited government, states’ rights, and the various individual freedoms that were identified in the US constitution. The Koch brothers’ vast fortune comes from Koch Industries which was founded by their father, Fred Koch and which, under their tutelage, has grown into the second largest private company in the US and has its hand in a variety of different industries from oil and energy infrastructure to financial services.

The Koch brothers vast fortune, political beliefs, and the amounts that they have raised t through their Super PACs has seemed to be long destined for the usage of whoever emerged victorious from the Republican primary. However, Charles Koch has long indicated that he is not a believer of the policies of either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

On Donald Trump, Koch was offended by the removal of freedoms that he suggested for millions of Muslim Americans and likened it to something that may have occurred under Nazi Germany. Koch was not a fan of Ted Cruz’s comments that the Middle East should e carpet bombed until it glows as a response to Isis. Koch believes that this will only incite further hatred against the United States and lead to more terrorist growth and anger.

Despite these misgivings the Koch brothers indicated I an interview this weekend that they have not put any money into the raise to either support or oppose a Republican primary Presidential candidate and are considering sitting out the 2016 Presidential election all told. Charles has indicated that it is partly the negativity that is surrounding the primary, as well as the personal attacks by the candidates, that is leading to the negative press and rhetoric.

Doubling down on these comments, the Koch brothers indicated that Hillary Clinton may prove t be the best option from the remaining contenders in the field for president. However, they are still opposed to her stances on many issues and would hope that her actions as President would be significantly different than the comments and rhetoric that she has used during her campaign for President. Still, when compared to Trump, Cruz, or Sanders, Clinton may be able to win the support of the Koch brothers which was unthinkable just a few short months ago.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/charles-koch-stop-donald-trump/story?id=38619453

About Highland Capital Management

Posted by on April 28, 2016 | No comments

Highland Capital Management has grown to become one of the most pertinent and qualified options around the global for credit management. Highland Capital Management has a rich history that dates back to January of 1990. Founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada as a joint venture with Protective Life Insurance Corporation, the company focused their attention on markets with a fixed income. Managing secured bank loans for seniors is but one example of their work in this market. In the year 1993, they transitioned into Protective Asset Management Company, abbreviated PAMCO. PAMCO registered with the SEC as an investment advisor, and 60% of the company was owned by Protective Life and the other 40% by its founding partners.

The company began to see great success and in 1997, James Dondero and Mark Okada bought Protective Life’s share of PAMCO, creating Ranger Asset Management, LP. Ranger Asset Management was an independent advisor also registered with the SEC. In 1998, Ranger Asset Management, LP rebranded itself as Highland Capital Management, LP.

Highland Capital Management began their first commingled bank loan fund in the year 2000, as well as creating an investment 40 Act platform. The company went on to expand it line of products in the year 2004 after expanding into the mutual fund industry by acquiring two funds from Columbia Asset Management. The company also increased their global presence by opening offices in Singapore in 2008 and Seoul in 2011.

Highland Capital Management’s tremendous experience and expert leadership has allowed the company to lead into the collateralized loan obligation market, abbreviated as CLO. They had created one of the first non-bank run CLOs in the year 1996. Since entering this market, Highland Capital Management has handled the structuring and monitoring of more than 39 CLOs and CDOs, valuing around $32 billion. This makes Highland Capital Management the biggest CLO management firm in the world according to USD valued assets under their management.

Dondero is Highland Capital Management’s Co-Founder as well as the company’s President. He lives in Dallas, Texas. With more than 30 years of experience and direct knowledge of the equity and credit markets, he has focused primarily on distressed and high yield investments. Since its founding in 1993, his company has helped lead the industry into new directions, as well as pioneering Collateralized Loan Obligation markets, abbreviated as CLO. He has also been essential in the pioneering of the development of credit focused strategies and solutions for not only institutions, but also retail investors around the world.

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Keith Mann: Creating Options For Graduating High School Students

Posted by on April 28, 2016 | No comments

In an article from Business Wire, Keith Mann’s recent announcement was discussed. The announcement that Mann made was that he and his wife were starting a scholarship, the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. The article explained that Mann’s goal with this scholarship is to encourage innovation among the next generation of business leaders. The article then went on to explain that Mann had decided to partner with Uncommon Schools to award the scholarship. Each year, 1 graduating senior from the Brooklyn-located Uncommon School will have the opportunity to receive the scholarship.

The school is thrilled to be receiving such significant support from Keith and Keely Mann. The scholarship will mean that at least one student who graduates will have the opportunity to attend a 4 year tertiary institution. This incentive will only encourage all of the students.

Uncommon Schools are urban charter public schools manager that are located in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The goal of these schools is to allow low income students to have the same educational opportunities as middle and upper income students do. There are 44 charter schools that Uncommon Schools as started and currently manages. The program is a nonprofit and serves 14 thousands students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

For over a decade, Keith Mann has worked in the executive search industry. His specialties include hiring strategy, staffing and hedge fund compensation. Mann was actually the individual who created the market for hedge fund search industry. He saw that there was demand and he created the Alternative Investment Practice, within Dynamics Executive Search, to supply the demand. Keith then decided to venture into the private equity industry and open Dynamics Search Partners. The firm specializes in alternative investment firms and Mann serves as the chief executive officer. Dynamics Search Partners fulfills more than 200 client requests every single year in firms that are in Asia, Europe and the United States. Since their inception in 2001, the firm has managed to fulfill over 2 thousand client mandates.

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Avi Weisfogel and his GoFundMe Campaign

Posted by on April 28, 2016 | No comments

Dr. Weisfogel is an educated and highly qualified dentist from New Jersey. He believes in continued education so that he can provide each patient with solutions that leave them with a beautiful smile. He loves to notice beautiful smiles. He enjoys creating beautiful smiles with his cosmetic dentistry skills. It is his passion in life. He incorporates philanthropy into his life too. He was born and raised in New Jersey and practices dentistry at Old Bridge Dental Care in New Jersey. He has recently launched a GoFundMe campaign in order to request support for a global organization. This is called Operation Smile.

The GoFundMe campaign has a goal of raising 2000 dollars to benefit Operation Smile. This operation is a charity organization that is proud to provide quality dental care to children and young adults who do not have the access to quality dental care. These young individuals have been born with facial deformities. Without the help of Operation Smile, these young people would have to live with their deformities such as cleft palate or a cleft lip. This organization was actually started in the year 1982. It all began in the Philippines. This charity organization works with medical missions all around the globe. It was started by Bill and Kathy Magee. This charity has continued to spread around the world. There was a need for education, training, free medical procedures, and a need for long-term sufficiency all over the globe. Medical equipment can be included within this charity that takes pride in helping children and young adults.

Avi Weisfogel has always been fond of smiles. He believes everyone should have the confidence to flash a big smile. Quality dental care will lead to many more smiles around the world with a little more support of Operation Smile. Dr. Weisfogel does believe in smiles. He is more than qualified to offer his exceptional dentistry skills in order to continue to spread smiles throughout the entire world.

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Dick DeVos Hires A New Head of The Stow Company Inc.

Posted by on April 28, 2016 | No comments

The chairperson of The Stow Company Inc. Mr. Dick Devos has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer of the firm. The Stow Company Inc. is among the top companies in the organization products and custom home storage sectors. It was founded in 1984, and it is a private firm that does not reveal it profits. The company’s products are in four major brands, which include the ORG Home custom solutions, Distinctive Wine Cellars, Easy Track modular storage systems and the EasyCloset do-it-yourself.

Phil Dolci was made the CEO of the Grand Rapids-based company at the start of April 2016. He takes over from the 67 years old retired CEO, Mr. Frank Newman, who is taking a new role at the company as a member of the Board of Advisers. Mr. Dolci has brilliant leadership skills, and 23 years of experience in the consumer product development and marketing sector. Before joining The Stow Company Inc., Phil was the CEO of the Crosman Corporation, which is based in Cincinnati and is leading international designer, producer, and supplier of products for shooting sport. He also had senior positions at the U.S Playing Cards, a unit of the Jarden Corporation, and Sanford. Dolci studies at the University of Chicago where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree economics and later got his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He has confidence that the new CEO’s proficiency and knowledge will help him drive The Stow Company’s progress and existence in the home organization market.

Dick DeVos has served in different executive positions in his career. He worked as the Vice President of Amway International and was responsible for eighteen countries out of North America. Dick then became the President of Amway from 1993 to 2002, where he was in charge of all company activities in fifty countries across the world. During his last year as the President, the company made sales worth 4.5 billion dollars. DeVos’ family acquired Orlando Magic, and he became its president and CEO for three years.

Apart from his business career, Dick DeVos is a philanthropist and has given a hand in numerous community development projects. He established the Education Freedom Fund and needy children in Michigan benefited from it through 4000 scholarships that have been awarded in the past. Mr. DeVos has also been a member of the State Board of Education through which he participated in improving te education sector. He contested for the governor’s seat in Michigan as a Republican candidate in 2006. In 1997, Dick published a book known as “Rediscovering American Values,” which was a New York Times bestseller and is available in seven different languages. He is married to Besty DeVos and has seven children.

Image Recognition Programs Change Online Shopping

Posted by on April 26, 2016 | No comments

People love to shop online. Internet commerce is well into the billions of dollars per year. Convenience and cost cutting are two of the reasons for the explosive growth of internet retail sales. With the arrival and growth of image recognition programming, online shopping is about to become even easier. Interestingly, this type of software could lead to internet purchasing becoming even cheaper.

Slyce is a perfect example of perfection in online visual search programming. Slyce is a startup based out of Toronto, Canada. The company launched an app that works in conjunction with a smartphone. With the app, a would-be consumer takes a picture of merchandise and then runs the picture through an online retail site affiliated with Slyce. The matching images will be merchandise that look very much like the photo. Fumbling around with typing text descriptions becomes unnecessary.

Slyce’s affiliations with various online retailers is growing. The company continues to raise funds to expand its product line and available apps. The public is embracing the technology the company offers. People simply do want an easier way to shop online.

Who can blame consumers for wanting an easier means of shopping? People live active and busy lives. An app that makes shopping a lot quicker is going to be appreciated.

And then there is the potential for visual search technology to find cheaper items. One major benefit to visual search programs is they will provide several matches that look like the original photo image. With more than one choice, the possibility exists to find items that are less expensive. The search could reveals merchandise that is on sale, overstocked, or massively discounted. Had a photo image not been used, these cheaper items may have been missed. Even if the shopper typed in scores of different search keywords, the merchandise still would have been missed.

Retailers are equally thrilled with the huge benefits visual recognition programs deliver. Customers who are able to look at second or third alternative choices end up being more likely to purchase. The discovery of another choice as a substitute for a sold out preferred item or a cheaper option makes a certain percentage of customers more likely to make a buy. So, image recognition software does contribute to the generation of better revenues for an affiliated retailer.

The future of image recognition programs does look bright. In time, this type of technology is going to be commonplace on virtually all online retail sites.

White Shark Media: Achieving Great Advertising Results

Posted by on April 18, 2016 | No comments

For small businesses and mid-sized businesses to thrive, it is beneficial to know what works and what doesn’t in the advertising filed and to get reliable advice and guidance. One way to accomplish this is by hiring the services of the experts. An advertising or marketing firm can work with you to develop an advertising campaign that can help you get recognized in the marketplace. And according their blog page, that’s where White Shark Media comes in.

While business owners and entrepreneurs may be experts in their particular field, they may not have adequate knowledge of how to create or set up an effective, attention-grabbing advertisement. Marketing and advertising firms are staffed with experts whose sole job is to create innovative strategies that can produce required results, based on themes that have proven successful with White Shark Media. This can greatly help the entrepreneur or business owner who is not versed in market promotion or advertising campaign setup.

A good advertising and marketing firm can review your ad campaigns and marketing strategy and recommend effective ways to improve your ad performance and produce significant returns on investment. And that is the goal of every business or entrepreneur – to reach the right audience and achieve successful results with their ad campaigns.

White Shark Media values their clients and develops strategies to help them reach their goal and to build a long term business success. White Shark Media comes highly recommended in the advertising and online marketing fields due to their high quality services and affordable price. Numerous clients all over the world have attained tremendous success through the guidance of White Shark Media and their team of professionals – https://www.facebook.com/WhiteSharkMedia/.

At White Shark Media, the clients’ satisfaction is their priority. Their reporting and communication approach is top notch. They are honest and transparent in all of their dealings with clients. They test and analyze every aspect of the clients’ campaign and optimize it for high conversions. White Shark Media’s professionals are pleased to see their clients’ businesses grow and become successful.

White Shark Media produces top notch results for their clients. Perhaps, you have already heard about their excellent service or even seen their work in action. They have been rendering outstanding PPC advertising solutions and digital marketing services for many years, and they can help you succeed. Have a look at their website and get in touch with them to set up a consultation.

Review of Fig Wen Cleansing Conditioner

Posted by on April 18, 2016 | No comments

Emily McClure’s Review of Wen Cleansing Conditioner

The hairline product line WEN by Chaz Dean is a line of hair treatment products meant to make hair shiny and clean. Wen line of hair products includes a variety of 5 different hair products on sephora.com including everything from conditioners, anti-fizz crème, smoothing gloss, and even mousse. These particular products are soft and won’t damage hair since they doesn’t contain harsh chemicals such as sulfates.

In this particular article, Emily McClure reviews the Fig version of the Wen Cleansing Conditioner. In this review, Emily writes about her experiences using this conditioner for a week straight. The firs thing she comments is how WEN Cleansing Conditioner utilizes a lot more of the product than other conditioners. I’m sure this probably has something due to the rejuvenating cycle that Wen does to make hair shiny and clean again.

Furthermore, the reviewer later comments how easy the process of cleaning her hair was. All she had to do was let the product soak into her hair and then rinse out the conditioner after a few minutes. Emily comments how she noticed how she thought her hair had a lot more volume and how her roots felt healthier. In addition, she noticed how she was able manage her hair using this conditioner with straight hair as well as curled hair. Overall, she gives a very positive image of the Fig version of Wen Cleansing Conditioner and says that it makes her hair a lot more shinier compared to other hair conditioners that she has tried in the past.

Learn more about Wen: http://www.guthy-renker.com/products/beauty/wen-haircare/

 

From Incredibites to Baked Delights: Beneful is Sure to Please!

Posted by on April 8, 2016 | No comments

Beneful dog food comes in three types: dry dog food, wet dog food, and dog treats. Beneful’s Originals dry dog food comes in three meat flavors: beef, chicken and salmon. The Originals dry dog food also has two Healthy chicken versions, one for healthy weight and one for healthy puppies. The Originals Playful Life is made with beef and egg, spinach and blueberries. The Originals are available in seven different sizes: 3.5 lb, 6.3 lb, 13 lb, 15.5 lb, 31.1 lb, 40 lb, and 44 lb bags. Beneful also has a dry food specially formulated for small dogs, Incredibites. Incredibites dry dog food comes in two flavors: chicken with carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach, and beef with carrots and peas.

Purinastore’s Beneful wet dog food, Chopped Blends, comes in six varieties: beef, chicken, turkey, chicken and liver, salmon, or lamb, with different vegetables and grains available in the different meat varieties. The Chopped Blends are available in 10 oz. tubs. There are also 14 other Medleys, Stews, and Entrees in the Beneful’s wet dog food line. Beneful’s Incredibites wet dog food line for small dogs is made in three different meat flavors: beef, chicken, and salmon, all with tomatoes, carrots and wild rice. Some of the Medleys, Stews, Entrees, and Incredibites wet dog food are available in 3 oz. cans, and some in 10 oz. tubs.

Beneful also has a line of dog treats, Healthy Smiles and Baked Delights. Healthy Smiles dental treats are available in Dental Ridges and Dental Twists, in mini, small/medium, and large sizes. Healthy Smiles Dental Ridges are made with meat middles and parsley, and the Dental Twists are peanut butter flavored with parsley. Both reduce plaque and tartar buildup, keeping dogs’ teeth healthy. Last but not least, Beneful has a doggie dessert line that is full of fun: dog cookies! Beneful’s Baked Delights come in five different flavors and four fun shapes: Heartful, apple and bacon flavor; Hugs, beef and cheese; Snackers, peanut butter and cheese; and Stars, with bacon and cheese or chicken and cheese.

Visit the Beneful Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenefulBrandDogFood

 

 

The Capital Restructuring-Madison Street Capital Video on Youtube and The Need to Know on Madison Street Capital

Posted by on April 4, 2016 | No comments

Madison Street Capital has quite a reputation. They have made the best reputation for themselves on facebook.com that they possibly could, especially for being an investment banking group. The name investment banking group usually does not sound good to many people who have had to use them before, but when it comes to clients that have used Madison Street Capital, the name investment banking group has a nice ring to it. The clients for Madison Street Capital have fallen in love with the staff and the overall goodness of the company itself. Having much luck when it comes to making funding sources happen, such as finding great credit providers like asset-based vendors and finding the most incredible ways to make sure that their clients feel at ease with their funding sources.

For most, finding the right funding source for corporate funding on youtube.com has recently become quite a hardship, with all the bigger businesses and competition fighting for the right to use whoever they want when they want, pushing the smaller less noticeable businesses aside, it is easy to see why so many have given up on the ideal of corporate funding. In recent times, Madison Street Capital has decided that they want to start focusing on Middle-market firms. This is because they care about the outcome of what happens to businesses and they care about making sure everyone gets a fair chance.

Madison Street Capital

Not every business out there has the same compassion that the team at Madison Street Capital does. Most businesses these days will do anything to make profit, cutting corners on taxes, finding ways to rip off their clients, not Madison Street Capital. At Madison Street Capital, they know what it means to be a legitimate business, and they know that trust is very important to their clients. Everything that a business does ends up effecting their clients, which is why it is so important to know what they are doing. That is why everyone on the staff at Madison Street Capital has much experience in the field on bloomberg.com and they are all ready to go to bat for their company.

Honesty, integrity and helpfulness are just some of the traits needed when it comes to running a business. Madison Street Capital has all of those traits. Many have come to trust the name of Madison Street Capital, and in the future, many more will start to join the picture.

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