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Richard Blair Wealth Solutions

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In our current economic climate, there is a numerous amount of people throughout the nation who are searching for a resource that will provide them with the opportunity to develop a flowing and steady income, preserve their assets, and afford them the ability to pass on their legacy to future generations. Constantly working overtime during your youth does not necessarily guarantee fixed financial stability and savings at the age you are ready to retire. With active planning and successful investing, the right steps are taken to ensure proper financial growth. Richard Blair is a man who has the mindset that can satisfy the financial needs of the people as well as provide them with a financial plan for their future. Blair graduated college with a vision to help people from all walks of life attain financial freedom. With an esteemed financial background and his certifications in CAS, CES, RICP, and CFS, Blair’s vision was manifested in 1994 when he started his own independent investment advisory firm entitled Wealth Solutions. The company is based in Texas and offers wealth management, financial planning and retirement planning for individuals, families and small business owners whose goal is to eventually retire.

 

Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions had a vision that was directly honed by the work ethic of his grandmother, mother, and wife who were all teachers. From these influential women in his life, Blair witnessed the impact that teaching has on the knowledge and confidence of an an individual. Blair’s innate gift for finance coupled with his desire to help people allows him to asses a client’s present financial status and future retirement needs. A process called the Three Pillar Approach is a 3-step plan that serves as a financial roadmap designed to help clients avoid the common drawbacks they may experience. The approach implements strategic plans that identifies the client’s goals, strengths, risks, and opportunities for new growth along with providing short and long term investment strategies. It also addresses the client’s insurance needs. Through his proven approach, Blair bridges the gap between clients planning for retirement and their ability to afford their lifestyle while living out their retirement.

 

 

Workville: Finding the Job One Wants

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The working age has changed. These days, people have no choice but to go after what they want. Gone are the days when people had to work jobs that they didn’t want in the first place. For one thing, the person has to make sure that they know that they want to get the job that they are interviewing for. However, given the limits of the types of jobs that are available, it can be a lot easier for people to find an alternative to the traditional workplace. One of the alternatives is shared office spaces. This is actually one of the more productive alternatives for people that are looking for work.

Shared office spaces are especially popular in NYC. One of the shared office spaces in NYC that are worth checking out is WorkvilleNYC. People go to Workville because they have a lot more freedom in what they could do compared to working in a cubicle or some other job. Also, it is a great place to go for people who are trying to freelance and earn some extra money. Among the features that this NYC coworking spot offers is the ability to set one’s own hours. People can work whenever they want.

 

With shared office spaces, people will not only be able to work the types of jobs that they want, they will also be able to work as long as they want. As a result, the amount of money that they can earn is unlimited. It is no wonder that people are more drawn to the opportunity that is available in co-working spaces. People on average would not mind making more than the money that they are used to earning. For one thing, they have a much better chance at paying off all of their debts that they owe.

Eucatex Continues On Its Global Rise With An Eye On The Local Community

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The birth of the Eucatex company in the 1950s was a moment where the current success enjoyed under the leadership of CEO Flavio Maluf could barely have been envisioned. The company was launched and found success because of its innovative approach to creating wood based products, such as boards, but in the last two years under Flavio’s leadership the company has been reaching new levels of global success for its flooring and furniture products along with the continued creation of products for the construction industry.

Flavio Maluf seeks to put something of himself into the Eucatex company that became famous for developing a new use for eucalyptus that created the highest quality boards and construction products available. The life of Flavio Maluf saw him become an expert in mechanical engineering, law, and business; these three areas of expertise have combined during his time as the CEO of Eucatex, which Flavio took up in 1997 and has maintained ever since.

A global attitude to business was developed by Flavio Maluf during his time as the leader of Eucatex, which began with a period of time spent living and studying in new York City during the mid 1980s. The development of the career of Flavio Maluf has come hand in hand with an increase in the global brand of Eucatex, which he has overseen in its development of new products for flooring and furniture based on a new plant created in the company’s traditional home of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Technological advances have played an important role for Eucatex and allowed the company to become a major part of the global forestry community and business world. In the coming years the development of Eucatex will play a major role in the career of Flavio Maluf, which he hopes will bring continued success in the areas of product development and education as a continued period of growth is sought by the brand.

Kevin Seawright Is Doing His Part to Help Rehabilitate Struggling Baltimore Neighborhoods

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Kevin Seawright is an experienced management professional with an Executive Leadership Certification from the Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. Searwright has supervised and managed the operations of many government organizations, as well as renowned private companies.

His combination of business experience and team leadership is a true rarity in the industry. Seawright’s ability to comprehend the most complicated of business management tools has played a major role in how he’s able to reformulate business strategies and transform the revenue plans of corporate processes.

Kevin Seawright has also managed to accomplish revenue enhancements that have helped the business procedure of estimating annual returns by the substantial margin of 25 percent. Additionally, Seawright has gained much knowledge of human resources, and capital operational management, from his many previous endeavors. Seawright also has over a decade of expertise in Executive-level finance. He’s used such expertise for several years to improve the living conditions on the East Coast of the continental United States.

Kevin Seawright is also the founded the Baltimore based company RPS Solutions LLC, a firm that oversees development, asset management, acquisition, governmental contracting and the sale of assets in neighborhoods afflicted with financial hardships. One of the company’s services is constructing and renovating affordable housing for first time home-buyer residents of the city and nearby regions.

With Baltimore financially stressed, Seawright felt that the city was in strong need of simpler home ownership. Seawright hopes that by making buying a home easier for residents the decline of the neighbor would begin to turn around.

Kevin Seawright has partnered his company with Baltimore City Officials and Housing & Community Development to renovate houses expressly for residents who’ve had trouble in the past qualifying for home ownership.

The partnership is more than just talk, the collaboration has really yielded positive results. The most recent example is Seawright aiding the son of a close friend accomplish his dream of purchasing a house in Baltimore. Seawright was extremely happy to help someone out that he’d mentored since a youth. Jerel Brown story is a true testament to the kind of man Kevin Seawright is.

Sellers in the Luxury Real Estate Market Begin Offering Unusual Incentives to Buyers

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Many wealthy individuals are not always excited about investing in high-end real estate. Some still see it is a potential risk and choose to invest in other ways outside of real estate. The interest in expensive real estate has fallen drastically throughout the country. Therefore, many companies are looking to develop certain incentives to encourage wealthy individuals to consider purchasing high-end real estate.

Throughout New York City and beyond, many sellers are offering unusual and expensive perks. In one case, a condo that was listed for 85 million included a series of Rolls-Royce Phantoms and even a yacht. In another instance, the residents of a Park Avenue apartment were offered a residents-only restaurant as an incentive to move into the location. Other apartments offer world renowned and exclusive art galleries within the building and a chauffeur service for all residents.

Some sellers have decided to enhance the look of their house and offer unique features. For example, in one occasion, the seller added a water slide within the pool area. Others decided to create a unique wall made with fun candies. One seller changed the look of the room by adding expensive, hard to find furniture.

Town Residential offers a wide variety of luxury apartments, NYC properties, and townhouses in various neighborhoods throughout New York City. Town Residential has also expanded into the Miami area, offering many wonderful real estate related services there. . Town Residential can help sellers find ways to make their houses more attractive to buyers by determining proper incentives. They can also help buyers find properties that have certain perks that they may want, such as valet services.

Whether you are looking to purchase or rent an apartment or plan on selling or leasing your real estate development, Town Residential can be of assistance. If you are interested, you should attend one of their many open houses available or contact any of their representatives for assistance. Their real estate professionals contain years of experience and can offer a great level of support to all clients.

Bringing Back The Boom To The Russian Economy

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Before the Russian-Ukraine crisis, reports already indicated that the Russia’s economy was on the decline and investors were already pulling out their money from the country. In the month of April 2014, the minister in charge of the Russian Economy, Alexei Ulyukayev announced a slower GDP growth of 0.8 percent in the first quarter far lower than the predicted 2.5 percent.

The stock market declined by ten percent in the month of March following the Ukrainian struggle, a situation that wiped billions in market capitalization. The currency was not left out either as it lost nine percent against the dollar in during the first quarter. Andrey Klepach, the country’s Deputy Economy Minister, told reporters that up to $70 billion might have left the country in the first-quarter of the year.

The bigger problem awaiting Russia is that professionals from Russia are seeking refuge in Eastern Europe, and the numbers have jumped in recent weeks according to Katya Ponomareva. Ponomareva runs a consultancy firm. However, Alexei Beltyukov thinks that there is something to improve the situation quickly. According to Alexei, the solution lies in celebrating the entrepreneurs. The Russian government according to him need to in place systems to support small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Alexei is both an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founding father of the Skolkovo Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to promoting business, technology, and innovation across Russia. Skolkovo was founded in 2010, and the goal of the foundation is to improve the economy through empowering the small business owners as well as promote entrepreneurship in Russia.

Some of the services provided by the foundation to assist Russian entrepreneurs to include tax breaks, consultation service, technology incubation and other services. A recent article in Moscow Times pointed that business development resulted in the creation of over 13,000 jobs in the country. Alexei believes the foundation is the right cause, but the country could further benefit if there were several such foundations. As the current vice president of the foundation, Alexei works with the Russian government to provide support and necessary economic guidance to young entrepreneurs.  Check out Alexei’s educational website, and his profile on MTV.

The Professional Voyage of Sam Tabar

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Getting into the legal field quickly is difficult and making waves in it right off the bat is even more so. Nevertheless, Sam Tabar has successfully managed to do both. As a hard-working attorney, he gained a deep-rooted trust among his sizeable clientele. He first worked for Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. He later worked for the Sparx Group as its Co-Head of Business Development and Managing Director. As with every company he has ever joined, the company grew and was immensely successful in the time he worked for them.

But although he has always been successful, Sparx Group is seen as one of his greatest successes. However, he eventually left for other victories elsewhere. From there he went to Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its Director and Head of Capital Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region. After leaving the firm, he reentered the legal industry via Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as its Senior Associate. His almost immediate success made it seem as if he had never left. Plus, it was natural that he should specialize in the subjects in which he had gleaned years of firsthand knowledge about: Compliance issues and hedge funds.

However, these were not the only subjects he had to deal with while with them. As the Senior Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel, he was concerned in a wide variety of subjects. He is currently employed by FullCycle Fund. During his time with Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, while specializing in capital strategy and business development he became very familiar with the modern state of these subjects. And his knowledge of them would help benefit every business he would ever join. Saying that Sam Tabar only has a one-track mind is underrating his depth of character.

Tabar not only has a passion for his work. He has a passion for helping people. And he is very, very good at both of these things. He is also a man who enjoys several different hobbies other than work. He especially enjoys amateur photography. You can check out his work on his Twitter profile.

Conducting Business Honestly Always

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Located in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies is a profit-earning company that specializes in prison technology. It seeks to offer solutions to correctional facilities by use of technology to ensure justice for all. Securus was established in 1986 and has offered employment to over 1000 people. Securus Technologies also has associated with over 2,600 prisons in the USA.
Recently as reported on PR Newswire, Securus made public its intention to release factual reports to show injustices committed by Global Tel Link (GTL). While releasing the first of these reports, Richard A. Smith, who is the CEO of Securus Technologies, made his feelings on GTL known. He said that he felt sorrowful that GTL was all about making money and not worrying about integrity as the other companies. Smith made it known that the main aim of the companies in their field should be ensuring they work for the benefit of society as a whole and not just making money.This finding is one of the things that made Securus feel the urge to shame GTL.
The first release is Order No. U-20784-B, which is seventeen pages in full. It is about actions by GTL who had the role to offer outbound calls for inmates. An array of wrongdoings was brought up. Some of the issues against GTL were; Unlawful additional of time set for an inmate to call, setting higher rates than those recommended for the tariff, billing one call many times, increase charges to their customers by bringing in various rates to the call, among others. The most intriguing finding was that these wrongdoings were made only with the intention of making more money from the users. Securus America came to a conclusion that GTL had illegally charged the taxpayer over $1,243,000.
The CEO stated that Securus was not out to hunt GTL but to ensure that the company treats their customers with the service that they deserve and not extorting money from them. He labeled the behavior by Global as ‘atrocious’ and one that should not be allowed to continue. Smith also made it clear that those findings had been made by Louisiana Public Service Commission while stating that those actions by Global were ‘ cancer in the industry’ while scamming customers were ‘real B.S.’

Read more at Wikipedia about Securus.

Securus Technologies has reached to more than a million prisoners in North America and prides itself on offering the best and right services to their clients. The company is active in social media, and one can find them on Vimeo, Linked in, CrunchBase [https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/securus-technologies#/entity] among other sites.

 

Michael Zomber Is Passionate About Historical Preservation

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Michael Zomber is a wonderful husband to his wife, Andrea. He and Andrea have a great life together and actually work together from time to time. It is the kind of marriage that many could only dream of. Zomber is a great father to both Gabriella and Christopher, though he might praise his wife’s mothering skills a lot more. Some may see Zomber as simply a nice neighbor, but he is much more to those who know him better. Zomber is a well-known historian and an authority of the Samurai culture.

He has been single-handedly responsible for an explosion of Samurai awareness that could be blamed on his critically-acclaimed documentary the Soul of the Samurai. Zomber is also known for some of his screenplays that have been historically themed. All of these accomplishments did not come to him overnight though. Zomber had to dedicate a lot of his life and sacrificed a few nights to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Zomber actually has a Master’s and a Bachelor’s in English Literature and holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology as well. He attended UCLA and graduated with honors.

His education definitely helped cement him in his career and gave him the kind of recognition that his extensive knowledge deserved. But those who care about history, care mostly about what he has done to preserve history. Zomber has been a part of many segments on the History channel when discussing the Samurai, Samurai swords, and weapons as well.

Michael Zomber is the sole owner of some of the most coveted antique guns and Samurai weapons. His intentions have always been to preserve history because he cares just that deeply. Zomber does open up his collection to visitors as well as buyers and collectors. He continues to exchange some wonderful pieces for others that Zomber has been wanting to get his hands on for some time. He believes that trading and selling is a healthy way to raise awareness about what some of these pieces meant in history.

Zomber is also an active member of many organizations around the world that help people. This is probably due to his big heart as well as his knowledge of history. History is filled with great accomplishments but also atrocities, which definitely have had an effect on him. This is why he believes in organizations like UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, and Amnesty International just to name a few.

James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management Positions As Per 13F Filings

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Highland Capital is a Dallas-based investment management company. The firm manages assets worth more than $15 billion. Over the years, the company has emerged as one of the most experienced alternative credit management in global platforms. Highland capital is renowned for expertise strategies in credit hedge fund, distressed and specialized private equity, collateralized loan obligations, and distinct accounts. The firm has position itself as the destination for alternative investment, which includes long and short equities, emerging markets, and natural assets such as timber and minerals.

Highland Capital filed 13F, which publicly disclose the firm portfolio valued at $3.42 billion, a $1.49 billion decline from previous year. The firm reduced some of its stakes in Anthenahealth Inc by 83.13 %, Ishares Tr (Put) (IWM) by 52.05%, and American Airls Group Inc (AAL) by 56.11%. The firm also slashed its stakes in American Express Co (Call) (AXP) by 17.54%, Anadarko Pete Corp (APC) by 76.75%, and Nrg Energy Inc (NRG) by 20.76%.

On the other hand, the firm bought new stocks in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr for $67.07 million, Amazon Com Inc for $23.35 million, Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc for $17.73 million, Danaher Corp Del for $17.24 million, and Intra Cellular Therapies Inc for $15.90 million.

Highland Capital also lifted its holding in American Airls Group Inc (Call) (AAL) by 60% to $204.25 million, Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO) by 16% to $87.91 million, and Kinder Morgan Inc Del by 173% to $5.38 million.

The firm was founded back in 1993, by James Dondero along with his investment partner Mark Okada. Currently, Dondero serve as the president of Highland Capital and he oversees investment operation and policies for the firm. He features extensive experience in credit markets that span over three decades. He is among the first pioneers of Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO), this has further earned Dondero recognition in global platforms. In recognition of his effort and expertise in the industry, Dondero has been awarded various international awards including the Floating Rate Opportunities’ Lipper Award and the Morningstar’s five-star title for Global Allocation.

Dondero had also served as Chief Investment Officer at GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life Insurance. Just within five years of operation, he helps the company grow from inception to over $2 billion. His vast experience has seen Dondero appointed as the chairperson of NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical Corporation. He also sits on the Board of Directors of American Banknotes and MGM Studios among other companies.

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Source: http://www.franklinindependent.com/highland-capital-management-lp-decreased-stake-in-athenahealth-inc-nasdaqathn-by-10-90-million-as-shares-declined/