In the recent past, there was a fundraising for the Uncommon Schools. Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners organized for the fundraiser. The event was hosted at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden. Over $22,000 was raised by the financial services community towards the Uncommon Schools. The funds were aimed at sponsoring students at a new high school that had been launched by the charter school.
The major objective of Uncommon Schools is to ensure that millions of students from low-income backgrounds attend and graduate from college. While speaking at the event, Keith Mann asserted that they support the school’s mission of providing students with the opportunity to attend college. Uncommon Schools opened a new high school in Brooklyn, New York. Before the fundraiser, Keith Mann’s Dynamic Search Partners had already pledged $10,000 to ensure that the testing needs of students were met.
Dynamic Search Partners relationship with the Uncommon Schools dates back to 2013. The objective of this relationship is to create a meaningful platform that will enhance learning among the students. Keith Mann looks forward to working with students in closing the achievement gap. Keith asserted that his company was pleased to work with Uncommon Schools. In addition, Keith posited that the students were very happy to attend college. These students were keen to learn how best to conduct themselves in college, placements and future careers. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire as elaborated in the link below http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/keith-mann-and-dynamics-search-partners-raise-over-22k-for-uncommon-schools-of-new-york-300044729.html
Keith helped in founding Dynamic Search Partners. Currently, he serves as the managing director of the corporation. Dynamic Search Partners engage in hedge funds and provision of alternative investments. For the leading equity firms, Dynamic Search Partners provides them with executive search services besides alternative staffing services. The company was incorporated in 2001. To date, it has satisfied the utilities of more than 2000 clients. Owing to its diversified services, Dynamic Search Partners is currently ranked as the largest database of investment executive around the nation. Initially, Keith started his career serving as the manager in charge of alternative investments division of the Dynamic Associates. In his position, Keith helps his clients on hiring investments, internal strategies and marketing for their teams.
Highland Capital Management has recently decreased its ownership stake in AthenaHealth stock. The decrease has been pretty substantial as it has lowered its ownership amount by over 83% according to its first quarter reports by the SEC. The firm sold over 78,000 shares due to the stock declining in value by over 12%. Highland Capital Management had a hedge fund that owned over 16,000 shares of AthenaHealth which had a value of $2.2 million. However this is much less than the 95,000 shares the firm owned during the previous quarter. The firm has invested in the company for many months but since the value of the stock is declining, Highland Capital Management decided to sell off its shares in order to minimize its losses.
AthenaHealth is a healthcare company that has been among the leading companies in its market. However its stock value has gone down in recent months and therefore Highland Capital Management decided to lower its ownership stake to avoid more losses. While the stock market has went up, AthenaHealth has seen a sharp decline over the last quarter. Instead of continuing to invest in AthenaHealth, Highland Capital Management has looked to invest in other stocks to compensate for the current losses that it has sustained. By investing in other stocks, Highland Capital Management will be in good position to prosper with its investment holdings in the near future.
The firm known as Highland Capital Management is an investment firm based in Dallas Texas. It was founded by James Dondero back in the year 1993. He decided to start up a financial services firm that specialized in credit securities along with investment management and advisory. Over the last two decades, Dondero has built this firm into one of the most successful in the entire world. It currently has a number of hedge funds that allow it to hold a considerable stake in a number of companies.
James Dondero has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in the 1980’s as a credit investor. James would later manage over $1 billion in assets for large companies such as American Express. Later in his career James would later become a Chief Investment Officer in which he continued to manage very large sums of money for companies. After reaching this position he decided to start up his own firm in order to meet a need in the market.
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Doe Deere is a rebel in the makeup world and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her followers wouldn’t either. That’s because Doe Deere is a woman who is known for breaking any and all fashion rules. She breaks them in such a way though that whatever she does turns out better than anyone could have ever imagined! Deere is the founder of Lime Crime makeup.
For those who don’t know, Lime Crime is a company that is known for stepping outside of the box when it comes to makeup colors and styles. They produce a vast variety of products that aren’t what one would typically find in the grocery store. There are bright shades of lipstick that some people had never even knew existed. These are shades of purples, blues, and greens. No longer does someone have to stick with reds and pinks because that’s the beauty norm. Deere is teaching people that it’s okay to step outside of their comfort zone when it comes to makeup.
In a recent Bustle article, Deere spoke of how important it is to her that people are allowed the freedom to experiment when it comes to makeup. Deere’s company is doing quite well. Not only does she sell fun and festive shades of lip color, she also has a whole line of eyeshadows, liners, hair dye, and so much more. One popular product is the zodiac glitter! It changes colors and it’s surely a fun product to experiment with.
Deere’s products stem well beyond being high quality. These are makeup products that give people freedom. They show others that it’s okay to be who they are and express themselves freely. Deere has always been someone who has stood out from the crowd. She knew from very early on that she was born to be different, and she wasn’t going to let anyone stand in her way. Deere is known for having bright colored hair and makeup to match. She always looks incredible and flawless. Many of her followers look to her for inspiration.
Deere always delivers high-quality products. These are products that stand the test of time. Many people always speak about how the makeup they wear lasts the whole day. They don’t have to constantly reapply it. Overall, Lime Crime provides more than just makeup. They provide an outlet for those who want to break all of the fashion rules.
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Charles Koch might not be the first person you would assume to be a proponent of criminal justice reform, but he certainly has a passion for the subject. A well known businessman and philanthropist, Charles Koch is the co-owner, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Koch Industries along with his brother, David. The businesses manufacture a wide variety of household brands, such as Lycra, Quilted Northern, Dixie Cups, and Stainmaster carpet. Charles supports many free-market oriented educational programs, and contributes to a variety of charitable and cultural organizations.
During a recent interview, Mark V. Holden, senior vice president of Koch Industries, shed some light on the Koch criminal justice doctrine. While many people believe that the criminal justice system is broken, they don’t always agree on the reasoning. Koch believes that there is a polarization of experiences in the criminal justice system between wealthy and poor individuals.
The United States spends over $250 billion each year on the criminal justice system, which is more than we spend on public education. The system in place today has created a cycle of incarceration, despair, and poverty within America’s lower class. One particularly unsettling example of this is the fact that people are now pleading guilty to crimes they didn’t commit. Another major problem is the striking shift in the balance of power from judges to prosecutors.
Koch believes that instead of being “soft on crime” or “tough on crime” we need to be “smart on crime” and “soft on taxpayers.” Furthermore, he states that the focus of incarceration should be reform, redemption and rehabilitation, rather than reprisal, retribution and revenge. According to Koch, there also needs to be a change in the way we allow former inmates to reenter society. There are currently thousands of restrictions on ex-cons that severely inhibit their ability to vote, acquire work, loans, housing, and credit cards.
This article recapped http://www.newsweek.com/charles-koch-closet-liberal-418860
In early 2015 tensions between the public and law enforcement officials were at an all time high due to controversial actions taken by several officers around the country. Some of these protesters even grew violent towards the police men and women who take an oath to protect and serve, an action which is taken personally by many.
This personal toll was true for New York entrepreneur Keith Mann
as well, he has a family member who works as a detective on Staten Island. He points out that while the public may not always understand the actions taken by law enforcement, they need to realize the officers are just reacting off of their training in situations no ordinary citizen would find themselves in.
In order to show his support to the boys in blue Mann sent lunch to the 54th Street precinct in early January. Then, to make sure they knew it was not just a one time occurrence he sent lunch again on February 9th. Many believe Keith is among the majority of people, those who support law enforcement. However, most of the majority remains silent, which is a fact that can have the members of the police force feeling isolated. In order to combat this it is important for these supporters to speak up and have their voices heard.
Mann is the founder of Dynamic Search Partners, an executive search firm headquartered in New York and a known philanthropist. His firm specializes in providing recruiting services for the alternative investment industry. He founded the firm after working his way up to managing director at another New York firm, Dynamics Executive Search, and identifying a new niche in the marketplace.
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It’s nice to have a man around the house. When I separated from my husband I didn’t know what to do, so I ended up called around to plumbers and other service people to fix things, but it was a never ending process with no solution in sight. I didn’t want to find a man just to fix my house up, and I was tired of dealing with a million different people and companies to find the work I needed to get done on my house when I found my solution. I needed a handy man, and I needed someone that I could trust. I wasn’t going to look through a phone book anymore because I found this service called Handy.
Handy.com is their website, and they have an app
that is easy to use on smart phones and other devices. I liked how easy it was to set up an appointment with the service people. I even hired a maid every once and while to clean up after me and my children. I wanted to spread the word that this home cleaning and handy man service
is efficient and reliable. I wasn’t sure how it would work, but it was incredibly easy to find the time to have someone stop by to fix things around my house.
I use a maid every week now that I’m used to using Handy. I like to have my house feeling up to par, and I don’t have time to do it myself. I’m not a messy person, but it feels so luxurious to have the extra attention. I am comfortable bringing these people into my home. In fact, I’m more comfortable with the people that I bring into my home through Handy than the people that I was bringing in from the phone books.
The people that I bring into my home are screened by the folks at Handy, so I know they are worthy of entering my house. I felt great finding this out because there may come a time when the service person is alone with my children, and they need to be trustworthy if they’re going to be around my kids. I love how easy it is taking care of the payments for these services. It’s much easier than leaving money in my home for them. It feels like a whole new approach to getting things fixed or cleaned.
Stocks closed for the first positive week in 2016, primarily due to a rise in oil prices from their multiyear lows, as well as hopes for stimulus packages overseas. This comes amidst heavy market losses for the first four weeks of 2016, and is a good sign for investors who have become quite nervous during the fall of oil prices early this year and late last year. Oil topped $32, it’s highest point since January 8th, and energy has gained 4.3 percent. The Dow Jones also closed approximately 210 points higher, all good signs for markets and investors worldwide. Oil prices have really put a tremendous toll on all markets and investors, and it seems that the worst is over, when it comes to falling oil prices, meaning that the markets will, hopefully, start to slowly recover their losses.
“I think this week’s rally’s (was) largely due to short covering”, said Joe Sowin, the head of global equity trading at Highland Capital Management
, recognising that energy and manufacturing sectors have started to recover from their Wednesday lows. Highland Capital Management is a highly reputed investment firm led by president James Dondero
. Jim has extensive experience
in credit and equity markets, and has led Highland Capital Management into the future of worldwide markets with his ingenious investment strategies and sound decisions regarding stocks and other investments.
Jim has co-founded Highland Capital Management, and is also a board member of American Banknote as well as MGM studios. Highland Capital Management is playing an important part in the recovery of the oil and energy markets early this year, and is in the process of renewing the confidence of their investors, as well as markets worldwide. With the current volatility of investment markets, and the hope of a strong recovery, Highland Capital Management and it’s president will play a pivotal role in determining the market outlook for 2016. Follow Jim on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the stock market.
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The year 2015, many investors witnessed their investments undergo a slow downturn, and this is mostly likely going to continue to the year 2016. Most investors saw most of their capital sink and recorded small profits that brought in uncertainty and much more skepticism that will be experienced in the following year. When such incidents happen, it’s vital that investors get better advice so that they can avert their capital to different options in the market. The mini-crash that occurred between August and October made the situation worse, and this led to skepticism, and mostly the investors started shying off from such investments.
The event led to analysts predicting volatility and uncertainty as far as the stocks are concerned. Most investors are always speculating about the growth of their stock price so that they can tap their full profits from the capital that they invested. In 2016, investors should be focusing on risk as it was experienced in 2015.
Forecasting and better advice from stock analysts such as Goldman Sachs and people such as James Dondero, who is commonly known as Jim, helps most investors to recover from future losses. James Dondero is the President and Co-founder of an investment firm known as Highland Capital Management Company. He holds a CFA (Certified Financial Analysts) and a CMA certification that helps him deliver the best to analyze the stocks in the market. Jim, as he is commonly referred to, has shaped the capital markets. He is continuously supporting the policies that help in managing the various stocks and securities in most markets. He chairs Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank, and CCS Medical. He resides in Dallas, TX and he has over thirty years of experience in stock and credit fields.
As the stocks were going to their lows, the oil prices were also in their lows. The uncertainty that was brought about by the decrease in the price of the stock was affecting the oil prices. A change in oil price affects every aspect in most economies and countries. Oil stabilizes many markets; its fall in price indicates a volatile market. Domino theory better explains the fall of petroleum prices. The theory is used to explain what will further happen to other economies due to the fall in prices.
The article is a recap from http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntobey/2015/12/31/how-2015s-flat-stock-market-boosts-2016s-prospects/