Highland Capital Renews Their Interest in Optimistic Healthcare Industry

If you were paying attention to how investment firms were producing over the span of 2016 then you likely came away with knowledge of Highland Small Cap Equity Fund. This fund is a subsidiary of Highland Capital Management and they performed so admirably in 2016 that all eyes are on them here in 2017. This small cap fund focused on energy stocks throughout 2016 in order to bring a 32% return to all of their investors. This year? CEO James Dondero as well as Chief Investment Officer Michael Gregory are shifting their focus to healthcare and real estate.

 

Last year we saw that the healthcare industry massively under performed, landing at a -2% growth mark. This under performance will likely change in a big way, as Michael Gregory is about to explain. The reason that Gregory is so optimistic about the healthcare industry this year is that the markets are finally responding to a growing opioid epidemic that is raging all across the United States. The strength of oxycodone and similar drugs, as well as their over prescription, is leading to massive changes within and without the industry. Gregory says, “We might see a tremendous rebound.” The reason being, according to Gregory is, “The insurance companies are starting to do something about it.” This of course means that better, newer, and less addictive drugs can be anticipated to hit the market.

 

Gregory and James Dondero point to two companies that they see as making a difference in 2017. The first company that James Dondero and Highland Capital Management are focusing on is Collegium Pharmaceutical INC. Collegium is developing a new, less addictive, alternative to oxycodone. The drug goes by the name Xtampza ER and there is growing belief that it will solve addiction issues. The second company that Gregory points to is the Pacira Pharmaceuticals, also known as PCRX. Pacira Pharmaceuticals develops Exparel which is a pain reliever commonly used for soft tissue surgeries and oral operations. Gregory says that Exparal will be a catalyst to growth within the industry once it is approved for usage on knee replacement surgery.

Highland Capital Management and James Dondero Donates To Charity

The co-founder and the CEO of Highland Capital Management, L.P., James Dondero in October of 2016 announced that the company had awarded $1 Million challenge grant to help The Family Place organization. The Family Place is one of the leading organization in Dallas that assist victims who come from families with violence. Dondero also announced that the company would raise $2.8 million to be used for the Legacy Campaign.

 

Other than the donation made to the Grant, Highland Dallas Foundation said that it would match 50% of the money raised for this campaign up to $1 million. Since the proclamation, the Family place has been able raise 200,000 which Highland grant match with $100,000. Dondero and his company are aimed at supporting the Grant because the company is known to answer any call to action done by Dallas Chief of Police or Mayor. Other than helping those who are in need the Family Place also helps the building and setting up of a new central Dallas Counselling Center for people coming from families that are violent. The center is aimed to give shelter, medical and dental care, counseling, and space to be used in job training.

 

 

About James Dondero

 

James Dondero got the highest honors Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma from the University of Virginia. He also has a Dual major in accounting and finance that he received from McIntire School of Commerce. He has also been certified as Public Accountant, Management Accountant, and Chartered Financial Analyst. Dondero is the chairperson at the NextBank, CCS Medical, and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is a board member of the American Banknote and MGM studios.

 

Dondero has been working in the credit and equity market for over 30 years working with companies like the corporate bond Analyst and American Express. It is the experience that he got from this time that enables him to be a part of creating an investment advisor body Highland Capital Management. The company was founded in 1993 and has become the pioneer in the creation and development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation. Thus, this system has been able to come up with solutions that are oriented for retail investors and institutions worldwide.

 

 

 

Let EOS Pamper Your Lips

EOS lip balms are available in many different flavors so you can pick one to suit every season or every mood. They are made with organic and chemical-free ingredients and will get you excited about wearing lip balm again!

According to frenchtribune.com, EOS lip balms come in Organic Smooth Spheres, Shimmer Smooth Spheres, Organic Smooth Sticks, and Visibly Soft Smooth Spheres.

The Organic Smooth Spheres come in many different flavors like Honeysuckle Honeydew, Passion Fruit, Blueberry Acai, and Pomegranate Raspberry. They also come in Sweet Mint, Strawberry Sorbet, and Summer Fruit. They are 95 percent organic and 100 percent natural. They are also petrolatum-free, phthalate-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free. Shop here, douglas.de.

The Visibly Soft Smooth Spheres come in Blackberry Nectar, Coconut Milk, and Vanilla mint. The Shimmer Smooth Spheres are available in Sheer Pink and Pearl and the Organic Smooth Sticks come in Sweet Mint, Vanilla Bean, and Pomegranate Raspberry. These orbs are 99 percent natural. They will add just a subtle hint of pink shimmer to your lips and will soften and nourish your lips. The Organic Smooth Sticks are perfect of you’d rather the tube form of lip balm and are 95 percent organic and 100 percent natural. They are also gluten, paraben, phthalate, and petrolatum-free. Hit this page.

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EOS lip balms are made with natural ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamins C and E. They are also easy to use with the twist-off cap, and glide on easily and smoothly. EOS lip balms are fun to use, will make you feel good about using them, and can be easily thrown into any bag or purse. Their unique shape even makes it easy to locate them in your tote and you can find your favorite flavor or colored orb to match any outfit or occasion. They will make you feel pampered without breaking the bank.

 

The Evolution Of Smooth- The Evolution Of Flavor

For many years, buying lip balm was nothing more than a boring necessity. Everyone is familiar with the bland, clinical feeling tubes of lip balm complete with an “active ingredient” list on the back of the package. Not cute! However, around eight years ago, adorable little orbs of brightly colored balm called EOS started popping up everywhere, see this site. They started in Walgreens and Walmart and then made their way into the hands of some of the most influential people in pop culture. Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, and Kim Kardashian have all been seen sporting and wearing this stylish balm.

Regular lip balms typically have three flavors to choose from; cherry, mint, and plain original. That can get pretty boring if you ask me. EOS has new and innovative flavors such as Pomegranate Raspberry. This flavor comes in a brightly colored crimson tube packed with organic moisturizing properties to help heal and soothe dry, cracked lips. This mild smelling, sweet balm is perfect for those who want to try a new flavor that isn’t too overwhelming.

 

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One of the most popular flavors of EOS is honeydew melon. This balm comes in a light green orb that’s full of organic moisture and a revitalizing scent. This scent is very bright and refreshing making it perfect for summer. The scent really is a pick-me-up scent. However, if you are looking for a more classic flavor, EOS vanilla bean is the way to go. The sweet and classic vanilla scent is almost heavenly, perfect for getting your smooch on, check EOS here on amazon.ca. This balm offers incredible moisture, making your lips smooth and healthy. This flavor comes in an off-white orb resulting in a clean look.

These balms not only look and feel great, they also taste good enough to eat. Although eating them is not recommended, it is recommended that you go out and get your hands on a few of these balms. There are so many flavors to try and they just keep coming. EOS is not going anywhere any time soon!

 

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Lori Senecal Set to Leave CP+B

CP+B announced that Lori Senecal would be resigning from her role as CEO at the end of the year a few weeks ago. Senecal was appointed the global chief executive officer of CP+B in 2015. CP+B is a subsidiary of the international agency known as MDC Partners. Chuck Porter is the chairman of the agency. He said that Lori had been brought on to the company at the right time. He stated that Lori had been able to take the agency to a global level.

One of her biggest accomplishments as the head of the agency was the signing of American Airlines in October that year. According to Adweek, the agency was able to land the airline company that had been working with TM Advertising for two decades. Porter said that Lori had done an excellent job of setting up a structure in place such that the agency could continue to function without her presence. Porter explained that they are making thoughtful decisions at the moment so that the transition will be smooth at the end of the year. He finished by stating that Lori was a good friend and colleague. CP+B were more effective because of her influence.

There have been a few leadership changes within the company in preparation for her exit. Danielle Aldrich was promoted to president of CP+B West after working as the managing director of the agency’s office in Boulder. Senecal said that the offices of the agency were led by entrepreneurs who had shown a passion in CP+B. She explained that promoting regional leaders was the best way of making sure that strategic talent was retained within the agency.

Senecal started her career at McCann Erickson where she co-founded TAG Ideation. She held the role for four years until her promotion to global chief innovation officer of McCann Worldgroup. She was then appointed the President of the New York office of the agency after a year. She got her big break when she was tapped to head Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners in 2009. She acted as the president until 2012 when she became the chair of the board. Follow her on Twitter.

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The Wessex Institute and their planned initiatives

The Wessex Institute of Technology is a higher educational institution offering research help and chances to improve your degree. It was developed by professor Carlos Brebbia in 1986 and also passed the Computational Mechanics Institute which was established in 1981. The main goal for the Wessex Institute of Technology is to conjure up a level of teacher and student knowledge and have the knowledge transported back and forth throughout different strategies. This happens between the student and professor relationship especially within the industry.

The Wessex Institute of Technology has won several awards, including the George Green Medal. George Greens’ vital labor cannot be overwhelmed in a manner where his strategic ways of his functions set the boundaries for halted elements.The Wessex Institute plans a meeting on ocassion on Design and Nature, which has gravitated attention for the published papers from the matters of subject that are discussed and published.

Omar Yunes Won the Best Francise Award

Omar Yunes, franchisee of Sushi Itto, won the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW), held last December 5 in Florence, Italy for his contributions to the brand he represents. Omar became franchisee of the Japanese food chain at age 21 and now owns 13 franchise units located in Mexico City, Puebla and Veracruz. This represents almost 10% of the units that the brand has.

The 2015 edition of the BFW was attended by representatives from 34 countries, including: Portugal, Hungary, Brazil, France, Italy, Argentina and Mexico. In it, the franchisee was evaluated and its effect on the network – not the brand – in aspects such as: how much has influenced the network, its contributions in terms of knowledge, savings that have implemented, motivation of employees, how much invoice And improvements you have proposed to the model.

According to Diego Elizarrarrás, organizer of BFW Mexico, Omar, who also won the first place in the national qualifier, won the highest award because he has acted as an important change factor in the franchising-franchisee relationship, Achieving a better management of the information and implementing control boards that help to have clearer measurements of each unit.

In this regard, Benjamin Cancelmo, CEO of Sushi Itto, commented that “we consider these awards as a manifestation of the joint effort to offer our customers excellent service, a remarkable flavor and unique hospitality.”

For Elizarrarás, this award speaks of a strong sector in the country that has won in its own right a great place at the international level, leaving behind the days when Mexican franchises were a regional affair.

The future is bright for Yunes in the franchise business. The ability to blaze a trail in uncharted waters is admirable. It is also one of the best ways to achieve success in today’s world, while gaining a nice award like this one.

Travel Destinations That Support The Environment

Being able to travel and visit beautiful destinations is the goal of many, but several people will say that they would really want to travel and go to places that represent conserving the environment. Eco-friendly travel destinations are beautiful to witness because of their involvement with improving the earth and providing a safe haven for the nature around us.

 

Ol Jogi is a beautiful private space in Kenya that acts as an animal rescue sanctuary for endangered species, and it’s beautiful to witness the stunning location for a visit because of how well developed they focus on helping these animals. They have antique furnishings and everything in between using eco-friendly built furniture and a view to die for.

 

The Brando is located right in the French Polynesian resort. This beautiful resort is right on the beach in its own luxurious island, and it has their very own sustainable fishing program. With their stunning views and rooms, this sustainable destination is the perfect spot for fish lovers.

 

Wild Ark is an online organization that brings together the best people for the job to help educate and transform the future of those who want to make a difference in this industry. Those who work for the Wild Ark Team help support those who want to travel and witness the ways others help. They do what they can to make a difference in our environment. They have amazing group courses you can take where you join them on an adventure in other countries and witness how they are changing the world in their own way and how you can do the same. With different tours, you can find one that matches your budget and lifestyle and one that fits into your schedule.

 

Wile Ark aims to help provide knowledge and information that no one else is sharing in terms of saving our environment. This organization has been in business for many years, and they don’t have any plans on stopping any time soon. They know they want to make a difference and continually showcase to others how they can be a beacon of light and help.

 

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Planning Your Next Event

When it comes to planning a party of any kind, you can use one of the many event planning companies in NYC or use a few tips that are offered by Twenty Three Layers. Get organized before the event so that you don’t feel rushed when it comes to decorating, planning the food and getting the invitations ready. Create a list well in advance of the event, even keeping a master list that can easily be adjusted for other special events in the future.

It’s often easiest to create a theme for the event. Make sure your guests know about the theme in case you want people to dress up or if they need to bring a side dish. Themes are fun to plan as you get to look for the foods that will revolve around the event, and you get to find the decorations that will work with the theme. You can email invitations, but it’s a bit more personal to give invitations in person so that guests feel like they are wanted at the event. Send out the invitations a few weeks ahead, and make sure you get a head count on who is coming and who might be coming. Plan the food and drinks for those who might be coming so that you have enough. It’s also best to have a bit more on hand in case someone brings a family member or a significant other.

If there will be all adults at the event, then consider a self-serve bar. Guests can also bring their own drinks that they like. Offer a few games to keep everyone’s attention while taking pictures of everything that goes on at the event.

Twenty Three Layers is among the event planners in NYC that works with companies around the world to deliver the best results. The company helps with events that include birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. It is among the corporate event planners in NYC that will detail everything from the music to the food so that clients can enjoy the event with friends and family.

Copa Star is The Best Hospital in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is one of the best places to visit in Brazil. One of the major attractions in the `area is the Olympics which are held here every year. This brings thousands of people from other states and outside Brazil, to this beautiful state. So many people love this state. The only problem that has been there for the longest time is the lack of luxurious healthcare services. If one needed luxurious medical treatment and they were in the area, they would have to fly to Sao Paulo or outside Brazil in order to get premium healthcare services. But not anymore. Today, Rio de Janeiro has its own stately medical facility, Copa Star Hotel… Uhmm, I mean hospital. In fact, people from other states now fly to Rio de Janeiro for luxurious health services, thanks to this five star hospital.

This hospital is like a dream resort, the only difference is that it is a hospital. In fact, if you saw this building from a far, nothing would make you believe that this was not a five-star hotel. The building is modernly designed to have patios that give patients a view of the beautiful Copacabana beach. But then, even the lighting is not something that you would expect of a hospital. Read more at Scoopnest about Copa Star.

The owners of Copa Star believe that a luxurious environment fosters speeded healing. Therefore, they have customized the hospital in such a way that it offers a world-class hotel experience. One of the best practices in the hospital is patient privacy. They have over 105 private suits, each accommodating only one patient at a time. These suits are fitted with everything that a patient would need in order to avoid bumping with other people. They have bathrooms with premium toiletries. Also, they have patios that are well furnished and decorated with expensive works of arts. To maintain patient privacy, the hospital has built patients and doctors’ offices so that they are separate from each other. In each of this rooms, there is an iPad issued to ease communication between patients and their doctors. The iPad can be used by patients when they need doctors to attend to them. The same can be used by doctors to send appointment schedules and test results to their patients. This therefore reduces unnecessary visits to the patients’ rooms.

At Copa Star, the comfort of patients is not just enough. The management also ensure that their visitors feel like guests. They are treated with palatable meals from the on-site five star restaurant. The meals are prepared by Swedish Chefs, and you know that they have got a reputation for being very talented at catering. Visit the site rededor.com to know more.