Fixing a Broken System

The Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, has her hands full trying to fix a system that has been on the declined for decades. With broken school system, student loan debts rising, innovation in schools not being taught. There are many problems that plague the educational system in America.However, Betsy Devos has been working long and hard trying to fix this problem for years and seems to have a plan that can reverse this very devastating problem. The crippling educational system is by all means very devastating and this outlook is not a hyperbole.The student loan debt has reached 1.3 trillion dollars. WIth our national debt increasing at a meteoric rate every day, the country will soon sink into a debt that it will not possibly ever being able to pay back.

However, the student loan debt can be handled and managed much better. Betsy Devos has come up with a plan, which is also continuing with the Obama plan, that will bring much of the federal student loans under one building and power. This will make handling and manage the federal student loans more efficacious for the government.In addition to helping out the many college students and graduates who have been plagued with student loans, she, along with her organization, has been continuing what she has been doing prior to taking office, reaching out to many schools across the nation and holding town hall-esque meetings to start up dialogues to .A major problem with the educational system today is that students are no longer taught how to think outside the box or how to be innovative. This lack of growth learning in schools has greatly deteriorated the schools across the nation.

This should come as no surprise as certain fields of study, like math and science, has greatly slipped over the past few decades. The notion of instilling a growth mindset in students across the nation is without a di]oubt one of the best message she has expressed thus far.Our children’s’ future depends on them having a good education and likewise, our nations future depends on having intelligent people. For years the education of the nation has loweerd. It is about time that we raise the bat]r and bring the nation’s intelligence back to its former glory.A nation that is intelligent and that knows how to think outside the box is how our nation has become so influential throughout the world. It is time we go back to that way of thinking.

Securus Technologies and the Fight Against Drugs

Drugs inside of a prison are a deadly combination for all who are behind those prison walls. One inmate who is getting high can potentially put other inmates, prison staff, corrections officers, and visitors all in harm’s way. Me and my fellow officers dedicate a lot of time each day to fighting the war on drugs, and we have developed a number of ways to try to slow down if not stop drugs from winding up in the hands of our inmates.

 

One thing my team does each day is check the mail for any traces of drugs. Inmates have developed some very creative ways to hide drugs in letters, including coating the paper in the liquid-form drug, so they can eat it after they read it and get the high they are looking for. We even listen very closely to when the inmates are using the phones, to try to identify when they are talking about drugs, giving us the chance to take quick action to try to eliminate any threats.

 

When we found out that Securus Technologies was working to update our call monitoring system, we knew we would finally be able to get a real hold on this drug problem. The CEO of Securus Technologies and his 1,000 employees are dedicating their time to making the world safe, and with systems in over two-thousand jails, we knew we had something powerful now at our disposal.

 

We could now allow the LBS software monitor calls while we pursued other areas of the jail for drugs. When the software detected chatter about drugs, we get the alert and are able to spring into action fast. If the inmates talk about using, hiding, or possessing drugs, we are able to isolate the call and take the needed action to make the jail safe.

 

Vijay Eswaran Talks About His Career

Vijay is the revered executive director of the renowned QI Group of Companies. As one of the founders of the corporation, he has played a pivotal role in enhancing the growth of the same. Owing to his visionary leadership, QI Group has successfully invested in different industries, including direct selling and retail business, education, hospitality and financial services.

The company’s subsidiary, QNET, which was incorporated in 1998 by the Malaysian businessman, has succeeded in merging traditional selling methods with the e-commerce model. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars and Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016

Dr. Eswaran contends that he envisioned a new company that would bring together the synergies of direct sales and global use of internet. While talking of how the company started, Vijay posited that they saw the need to merge the direct selling business model with the successful e-commerce platform.

He asserts that together with his partners, they deliberated endlessly about what products and services could give them a competitive edge in the market. To this end, they decided to channel their energies to a numismatic and precious metals model that was anchored on the thriving strategies used in the European market. It is here that they agreed to procure the rights to engage in marketing commemorative coins.

Eswaran says that because of coming late into the market, they had less time to compete effectively. Their competitors had already been in the market for two years.

Before the start of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Vijay and his team shocked their competitors by being ranked among the top three distributors out of the 42 participants from different parts of the globe. Eswaran posits that these distributors failed to take into account the impact and success of web based sales and the human aspect of direct selling.

Before moving to back to Asia, Vijay had worked and studied abroad. He is an alumnus of the London School of Economics where he graduated with his degree in socio-economics.

He is also CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) certified. In addition, Eswaran holds an MBA from the prestigious Southern Illinois University. The shrewd entrepreneur has rendered his services for leading corporations, including Cosway’s and IBM. Notably, Vijay partnered with his longtime friend, Joseph Bismark, to incorporate QI Group

Ways Logan Stout And IdLife Have Taken Over The Supplement Market

From a young age, Logan Stout was always interested in sports, specifically baseball and basketball. Logan grew up in Richardson Texas where he attended JJ Pearce High school. In high school, Logan was a member of the Student Athletic Council and played for both the varsity baseball and basketball teams. Logan attended college in Panola where he got a business degree and later went to the University of Dallas to attain his psychology degree. While I n college he received several baseball award titles. After completing college, Logan played for the Fort Worth Cats.

Logan Stout still enjoys playing baseball and offers mentorship to young player in need of coaching and skills to improve their abilities. Through his sense of helping young players, he formed the Dallas Patriots among the largest baseball organizations globally. The group aims to offer training to all interested players by giving private classes, sports campus, and sports clinic for the interested parties. The organization also provides volunteering opportunities to those willing.

Due to his drive to the attainment of physical health, Logan founded a health care company, ID Life in 204. The company produces several products that aid in achieving physical health. Through his driven mind Logan has managed to become a successful entrepreneur who features in interviews, motivational speeches. He has also written a book entailing strategies he has implemented all his life to become the success he is today.

ID Life is a health organization that offers unique ways for individuals to improve their health. Before offering supplements, the company conducts a questionnaire to determine the clients’ health background and their habits. The questionnaire will enable them to provide supplements that met the client’s personalized needs. IDLife also has representatives that guide customers in case of any questions or inquiries

Their products vary from energy supplements, shakes and supplement bars. Their products are original and have a scientifically based research support; this instills confidence in the clients for their products. With its headquarters located in Frisco Texas, the company is among the top five businesses in the vitamin and supplement market nationwide. It generates profit returns ranging from 2- 5 million dollars.

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On the Spiritual Path With Tammy Mazzocco

For the religiously inclined, Ohio has everything for everybody. Christianity–particularly Protestantism, seems to have the strongest presence here. However, there are many different religious communities based upon other belief systems such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Baha’i and many others. Some of Ohio’s places of worship include World Harvest Church in Pickerington, Columbus Ohio Baha’i Center in Columbus, Rockdale Temple in Cincinnati, Sorrowful Mother Shrine between Flat Rock and Reedtown, Lima Muslim Center in Lima and Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple in the Northwestern portion of Columbus. Ohio is all inclusive, and there is a place for everybody of all faiths. According to the state laws of Ohio, as well as federal regulations, it is unlawful to discriminate based upon age, sex, religion, race, color, ancestry, disability, military status or national origin. These laws carry into many situations such as employment, financial assistance, financial services, buying and selling homes and the way that people treat each other. So, whatever your religion is, you are protected by the law in Ohio. For more details visit Medium.

If your spiritual journey leads you to want to move to Ohio, Tammy Mazzocco can help you to buy a home in the perfect area. Having over 20 years of real estate experience, she can direct you to the best communities that will fall in line with your spiritual goals. For much of her life, she has worked as a real estate agent in the state of Ohio, so she knows about its diverse array of communities. Visit Inspirery to know more.

In a report by Philly Purge, Tammy Mazzocco generally sells homes in the Central Ohio counties of Fairfield, Licking, Delaware and Franklin. However, if you desire to purchase a home anywhere else in Ohio, it would be Tammy Mazzocco’s pleasure to help you on your journey. Tammy Mazzocco’s agent phone number is 614-554-7837. Her office phone number is 614-694-0255.

Vijay Eswaran’s Philanthropic Pursuits

Co-founder of QI Group, Vijay Eswaran, is also the Executive Chairman of the company. He founded the group in 1998, alongside Joseph Bismark, in Hong Kong. It was difficult because they did not have enough capital and funds, but they persisted as their ambition did not allow them to give up.

Currently, the company covers various areas such as property management & development, luxury, leisure & lifestyle, logistics, education, and also telecommunications among others. Read more: Vijay Eswaran | Professional Profile – LinkedIn

Later, they set up offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong which expanded to more than 30 nations through subsidiaries. This resulted in an average income of $750 million on an annual basis.

Mr. Eswaran has decided to share his knowledge with others, and he accomplishes this by holding lectures in various parts of the world. He has acquired a chance to talk to students from leading universities and also in both World and Commonwealth forums, where he covers areas on spirituality and business among others. He has also written several books and contributed to feature in publication columns in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

Vijay Eswaran has demonstrated his passion for philanthropy through establishing foundations and groups such as Raise Yourself to Help Mankind, (RHYTHM), and the corporate social responsibility which is part of the QI Group.

In 2006, he established the Vijayaratnam Foundation which caters for the implementation of projects by working in conjunction with private and public sectors, the benevolent community, and also the civil society.

One of its major areas of focus is education. They have assisted 12 students from an Academy known as Riverbank so that they can pursue vocational programs. They have also offered loans to 21 students from humble backgrounds, who are taking up tertiary education. On Arts and Culture, they have developed programs which support Malaysians who are passionate and creative in this sector. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://mlmnation.net/dato-vijay-eswaran-taxi-driver-worth-500-million-dollars-932/ and http://www.wceforum.org/speakers/dato-sri-dr-vijay-eswaran/

This creates a form of respect among the multicultural and the multiracial members of the nation. They support and embrace the Malaysian culture by funding both modern & traditional music, dances, and fine arts.

The QI Group provides reliable resources that assist needy communities to attain consistent development. They are offered with solutions and knowledge based on ways to overcome their problems. Through this project, they have positively transformed the lives of many children.

The Amazing Effects of Using a Cleansing Conditioner

     The benefits of using a cleansing conditioner are absolutely amazing. You will not recognize your hair if your switch to this “natural” product. First of all, cleansing conditioners do not strip your hair of its natural oils, so your hair will not only be healthier, but will also be able to grow thicker and even faster.

A cleansing conditioner does not contain harsh chemicals like sulfates, so it is safe to use on all hair types like color-treated or permed hair. Cleansing conditioners are ideal for anyone with a scalp allergy or irritations and not having those harsh chemicals will allow your hair to be much softer and manageable.

Since cleansing conditioners do so many things, you don’t need a bunch f different products to correct problems with your hair. A cleansing conditioner will act as your leave-in conditioner, detangler, and deep conditioner-its an all-in-one package deal.

WEN Cleansing Conditioner was created by Chaz Dean and is a 5-in-one formula. It will replace your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner. It is all-natural and won’t damage your hair, =so it will be stronger and thicker. It will also be more manageable and shiny. You will even notice that it will have more bounce after using the product for only a few weeks.

WEN hair care products will gently cleanse your hair without stripping it of its natural oils and is gentle enough to use on all hair types. It will also not lather-evidence that it is completely chemical-free.

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Mobility Authority-Reducing Congestion

There is a congestion problem in the Austin area and it isn’t going away anytime soon. The Statesman has recognized the problem and luckily the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has some of the answers.

 

The Mobility Authority has built the 183A Toll road and the U.S. 290 toll road and they have both proven to help with the traffic conditions in those areas. The traffic capacity was tripled and it has transformed those communities.

 

Mobility Authority is all about innovation and technological solutions. They are working on new MoPac Express Lanes that utilizes technology to help better manage traffic flow. Variable tolling rates will help to synchronize supply and demand to create a more predictable traffic flow.

 

Mobility Authority is working on integrating fiber lines into their roads and have plans to embed these fiber lines along the 183 South project so that it will be possible to one day communicate with the road infrastructure.

 

Mobility Authority has recently teamed up with Metropia to create a mobile app that will be able to monitor traffic and provide alternative and current routes for its commuters. They are also working with Carma, a carpooling app, in order to encourage more carpoolers to drive together. There is an alarming amount of drivers who drive alone that contributes to the 900,000 empty seats in cars that could be filled with passengers. this would greatly reduce the congestion on the roads today in the Austin area.

 

Mobility Authority is also working hard to create more Shared Use Paths for pedestrians and cyclists which will also help to reduce the traffic on the roads. They are working on a bike/pedestrian bridge over the MoPac south of Parmer Lane and thy are dedicated to providing these paths whenever possible to accommodate alternative means of transportation.

 

Mike Heiligenstein, Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, served the firm since 2003. He helped to develop the 183A toll road and has implemented many technologies in order to help improve the congestion problem in the Austin area.

 

Mike Heiligenstein is a strong advocate for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and he has been a public official for 30 years. He was Round Rock City Council Member and was Commissioner for Williamson County. He is very focused on infrastructure projects and this includes parkland and transportation undertakings. He has also helped to develop the Brushy Creek Regional Trail.

 

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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.