Although we live in a world that is more than 70 percent water, there are many men, women and children who have to make a way through life without access to it. To be more precise, they do not live without water, so much as they have to live without enough clean water for their community. The fact of the matter is that certain people live with unsanitary water, which results in higher mortality and child-mortality rates compared to other nations.
These numbers can be shocking, especially when particular aspects about them are put under the proper light. One thing to consider, when it comes to the lack of access that a number of the world’s population has to water, is the area in which this population lives. Sadly, many of the hottest places on planet earth are where the global community sees the most need for relief and reform of infrastructure to the systems and the citizens they serve.
Countries along the equator, on the continent of Africa, are where organized aid is most needed. The use of water in these areas is incredibly low when compared to that of the average American citizen. And, that is exactly why Waiakea is proud to be part of the PumpAid Beyond Water program. This project does more than bring cool and clean refreshment to the mouths of hundreds of thousands of people. It brings relief to their future.
This happens through the “give a man a fish” model, and it has a simple bottom line to follow. For every bottle of Waiakea water sold, the company supplies one week of clean well water to a community in need. But the project does not just pay to have water running. The engineers and program works who make things happen collaborate with members of communities to make sustainable solutions.
The way it works is simple and genius at the same time. When PumpAid Beyond Water comes to a location, they do not just build water pumps, they work with the people of the community to make sure they know the steps to build pumps for themselves. Along with this knowledge, Waiakea makes sure that the people they show how to build constructs also know how to teach others to do the same thing.
Me and my fellow corrections officers are hard at work each day trying our best to keep any types of drugs out of the hands of the inmates. If one inmate is getting high, they not only are a danger to themselves, they are going to put me, my officers, visitors, staff, and other inmates in danger. We spend a good part of our day working to fight the flow of drugs, and we have several resources available to us in order to do that.
One of the things we do each day is take the drug-sniffing dogs into the cells to find anything illegal. We spend a large part of the day searching inmates and visitors for any contraband, then we turn our focus on the phones. After we monitor inmate calls, we even check the mail for anything that should not be there. Despite all these efforts, we still have a big problem with the inmates being able to get drugs.
When we were informed by our superiors that Securus Technologies was going to be upgrading our phone monitoring system, we didn’t have a clue back then as to how incredibly valuable this resource would be. In the past we had to pay close attention to the calls and try to make certain we did not miss key chatter on drugs, weapons, or other illegal activities. The company is committed to making this world safe, and we can attest to how effect it has helped my team.
Now when we program the LBS software to listen for certain chatter, we can focus our efforts in another part of the prison while the monitoring system is listening to every word the inmates say. We spring to action now when we hear anything related to contraband and the inmates inside of our jail.
As a management solution provider, MB2 Dental is an affiliate network, consisting of over 80 independent dentists, located in six states. As a part of a larger network, each participating dentist maintains an independent clinical practice, but relies on organized services instead of in-house management. The managed services provided by MB2 Dental include: IT, human resources, procurement, business development and training, accounting and finance and marketing and billing and collections. In other words, dentists can focus on their patients, while knowing that the strategic business needs of the practice are being taken care of by MB2 Dental. The whole purpose of MB2 services is to let dentists concentrate on providing patient care, while they take care of everything else. Dentists who perform all their own operational functions have to hire staff, and ensure that they’re properly trained, this in addition to seeing patients. When dentists choose MB2 as a managed solutions provider, internal business functions are restructured.
Before joining the MB2 Dental affiliate network , each dentist participates in a free complimentary practice assessment. It’s during this assessment, that MB2 is able to determine which tailored management solutions would enhance their business model. The dentists are more than affiliates, they’re working partners and associates who also perform outside charity work together. They travel as a group to provide needed dental services to the underprivileged. But more than that, they’re a network of professional friends. The affiliate dentists also vacation together, recently enjoying a retreat off the grid in Cancun, Mexico.
One of the affiliate dentists, Dr. Akhil Reddy can attest to the benefits of MB2 management services. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Reddy attended the University of Pacific (California); where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. At 23, after matriculation into the doctorate program, at the same university, he graduated with honors. With his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he moved to Dallas and opened an independent practice there. Reddy is an “influential member” associate of MB2. He really likes that the affiliation allowed him to be hands-on with his patients. Dr. Reddy saw the value in MB2 after it took him a long time to create a profitable practice. One of the benefits he enjoys most about MB2 is the marketing strategy, which generates new business for his practice. Dr. Akhil Reddy said Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ is his favorite book.
As a professional baseball player Logan Stout understood the importance of health and fitness. He was part of 17 World Series either as a player or coach. Logan has a passion for coaching and helping youth obtain their goals in the sport. He recalls the confidence a young person can gain as they learn and improve their performance in a sport they love. Logan followed his passion by establishing the Dallas Patriots which is one of the largest baseball organizations in the world. The idea is for all youth to have the opportunity to experience baseball through private classes, camps and clinics.
Logan’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to develop healthcare products which is all part of his company IDLife. He believes that ideal health is a major factor in success. IDLife has a full line of products to help with many poor health issues. Logan is also a successful author with his book “Stout Advice: The secrets to building Yourself, People, and Teams”. He also has an immense passion for motivational speaking inspiring others to reach their goals.
Logan is married and resides in Texas with his wife and two sons Miles and Cooper. He cherishes the time he is able to spend with them when he is not promoting healthy living with IDLife. He is grateful to the people in his past who influenced him and attributed to his success.
IDLife was founded in 2014. The name IDLife comes from “Individually designed” which defines their approach to health. IDLife is a leader in personalized nutrition using only the very finest ingredients. Their vitamins are matched to individuals based on sex, age lifestyle details and personal goals.
They provide a personal assessment on their web site that is used to determine your needs. The algorithms used to assess your personal information is backed by scientific data from over 7500 clinical studies. Everything regarding product and health recommendations is personalized for your individual needs. Not only can you experience the health benefits offered by their products but you can profit by recommending the products to others.
The real estate market in Ohio has become favorable for home sellers. Although the real estate industry across the United States is in Turmoil, Ohio has seen an 8.1 percent increase in home prices compared to last year and a one percent increase from last month’s prices. The favorable conditions are expected to continue. A new development in New Albany, Ohio is in the pipeline, thanks to a home builder who has laid plans for building 240 homes.
Although home sales are increasing, Ohio has remained as one of the few cheap places one can earn a living. Moreover, middle-class jobs have been on the rise. The technology sector has not been left behind as it has witnessed rapid growth. Additionally, the Ohio public system has been named among the best systems in the nation. This has made many parents not to send their children to private school. Families see Ohio as one of the best places to raise their children. All these conditions sum up the major reasons why the real estate business in Ohio will not go down anytime soon.
With Ohio becoming a prime place for property investment, new homebuyers and sellers are expected to flood the region soon. This will further increase the prices, and thus home sellers should be prepared to reap from this opportunity.
Tammy Mazzocco is a real estate expert with unmatched skills and experience in the industry. She graduated from the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences. Tammy Mazzocco’s real estate career began when she served as a secretary at Edwards Realty Company, a property firm specializing in commercial properties.
While at Edwards Realty Company, Tammy Mazzocco worked with a team of nine commercial realtors before leaving the firm to work for Scotland Yard Condominiums. During her time at Scotland Yard Condominiums, Tammy managed to become a licensed agent. She later worked at T&R Properties before pursuing a full-time career as a real estate agent in 1999. Today Tammy Mazzocco has over two decades of experience, and she is recognized for helping Ohio citizens in getting their dream homes.
In 2015, Mike Heiligenstein was of the opinion that traffic congestion was expected to increase in Austin, Texas. He, therefore, suggested that a tech solution would suffice to alleviate the problem. Mr. Heiligenstein added that the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority CTRMA acknowledged that at times the problem might be due to a road issue while at other times roads may not be the issue.
Accomplishments of CTRMA
Delving into what the Mobility Authority had done so far, he indicated that the authority had build 183A Toll Road in Leander and Cedar Park. CTRMA had also developed the United States’ 290 toll road that connects Austin and Manor. Both these roads had eased congestion in the areas they served and also increased their capacities.
In response to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s “2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard,” the authority was providing pedestrian and bicycle paths wherever possible to encourage more people to walk and cycle. To reduce congestion whenever caused by a car breakdown, the Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) program would be involved in the provision of free roadside assistance to help motorists with minor car problems.
Technology and Traffic Management
Given that innovation is at the heart of the Mobility Authority, Mr. Heiligenstein indicated that the MoPac Express Lanes undertaken by CTRMA would incorporate technology for the management of traffic flow. This forward thinking was attributed to anticipation of traffic management developments in future when vehicles may be able to communicate with road infrastructure such as noticing that another vehicle was driving in the wrong direction. Working into this future, the Mobility Authority partnered with Metropia to create a mobile app that would provide commuters with real-time alternative routes whenever there was traffic snarl up. CTRMA had also partnered with Carma, a carpooling app, to encourage ride sharing.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike Heiligenstein has spent his career working in the public sector. He graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in government, masters of government and an MBA. Before taking up his role as the executive director of the CTRMA, he worked in the Round Rock City Council as a member and also served as a Williamson County Commissioner. He has always directed his efforts towards infrastructure programs. Since taking up his role at the CTRMA in 2003, he has overseen the growth of the Mobility Authority into a nationally acclaimed leader in toll road operations. Under his leadership, the Mobility Authority built its first toll road 183A and introduced video billing and all-electronic tolling. Mr. Heiligenstein also sits on the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association and the Texas Transportation Institute boards.
If you want a job in the financial, administrator, commercial area, or maybe a position related to those spots but merely working for a company that does investment analysis, advisory and strategy, you should consider Highland Capital Management, one of the fastest growing investment companies in the United States.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Highland Capital Management is continuously looking for new employees to train and share knowledge in the financial field of the industry, teaching a lot about the most modern investment plans and what are the biggest winners when managing the investments of corporations. A risk-free or low-risk but higher reward? What are the options, and why are some better than others?
There is a lot to learn about the capital management company, and they are one of the best first-time jobs available in that industry for students who just graduated from the University or are still in the School of Finances.
Among the available positions with the group, the most-searched one is the Strategic Account Manager, which serves as a full-time job to learn about the strategies and investment solutions that Highland Capital Management offer to their clients.
The group has positions for the Accounting Office, Finance, work with marketing and propaganda, be a part of the IT team or the Administrative team. This means that you are not obliged to be studying finances to work with Highland Capital Management, as they need people from all sorts of knowledge to make the company keep functioning as a multiregional enterprise of high quality.
If you’d like to be a recruiter for the industry, there is a “Client Portfolio Manager” position, in their headquartered office at Dallas. If you’d like to learn more and execute fund administration and accounting, there is also a very requested job offering, and all of those can be found on the company’s official website.
The group triumphed in the last year, for finding the best investments of the moment, as they have found the very profitable market of energy stocks in 2016, which generated up to 32% of profit for the clients of the investment agencies who warned them of the investment opportunity arising. It was one of 2016’s biggest investment shots of the market, and the fund made a lot of profitable investments for a majority of their clients.
A recent press release highlighted efforts to put an end to the life-threatening issue of family violence in Dallas. Dallas’ top organization supporting family violence victims is The Family Place. The organization was happy to have recently received a $1 million challenge grant from Highland Capital Management. The announcement from James Dondero, the co-founder, and president of HCM means that the organization is now more likely to raise the $2.8 million needed to ultimately reach the $16.5 million Legacy Campaign goal.
This grant pledged to match any funds raised for the campaign up to $1 million. The Legacy Campaign will pay for the construction of a counseling center in Dallas for victims of family violence. The center will include a dental and medical clinic, a call center, counseling rooms, job training spaces and 13 emergency shelter bedrooms. The campaign will also support its initial operating costs.
James Dondero is a businessman and philanthropist who got his start after being accepted into the Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984. The same year Dondero graduated with the highest honors receiving dual degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. James is also certified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
James was employed at American Express fresh out of college as a Corporate Bond Analyst and in his 4 years with the company managed to work his way to becoming a Portfolio Manager of roughly $1 billion in fixed income funds. In 1993, he co-founded Highland Capital Management which is now responsible for handling nearly $14.9 billion in assets. Aside from The Family Place Dondero also supports other charitable organizations such as SMU’s Tower Scholars Program and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The original press release is available here.
His wife is also very good friends with Ivanka Trump, and his relationship with Trump’s other children is a close one as well. He hopes nothing but the best will come from the Trump presidency and looks forward to the administration’s new views on business.
Damac Properties was established in 2002. It is a private, residential and commercial development company in the middle east and Dubai. The Damac owner, Hussain Sajwani, has a brilliant mind for business of his own and promises that even without the help of Trump and his companies, his established developments will continue to grow. He and his wife are dedicated to bringing in a new era of development for the middle east.
The Hussain Sajwani family and Damac have supported many philanthropies as well. One such organization is the Ramadan Initiative, a campaign which he donated 2 million of his own money to clothe 1 million needy children. He made the donation as part of Damac’s initiative to better the quality of life of people all over the world. A cause noble enough for anyone to get behind.
For a man to be so successful in business and charitable is a strange occurrence in today’s cut-throat way of thinking. Hussain Sajwani does it all, though. He has truly broken the mold when it comes to what most people think of as a business man. He is dedicated to his goals and will accomplish everything he sets out to do. His success is a tribute to his persistence and innovative way of thinking.
Lori Senecal would step down as the Global CEO of CP+B at the end of 2017. She has served the agency for two years. Her tenure will be remembered most for American Airlines win.
Senecal said she and the chairman of CP&B Chuck Porter privately sketched out a plan for departure at the time she joined the agency.
It was in March 2015 when Senecal took on the role of global CEO Partners agency CP+B. It was during this period when this function was introduced in the organization. Before that, Senecal served as CEO and president of MDC Partners Network. She continues to hold the role as the global chief executive officer of CP+B. Visit Forbes for more info.
The co-founder and chairman Chuck Porter once referred Lori as the perfect person to help CP+B become a new global agency, that has the nimbleness and flexibility of an entrepreneurial start up. The motivation behind this was due to the remarkable leadership qualities portrayed by Lori.
In October 2015, one of the highlights for CP+B under Lori’s global leadership was to land American Airlines. In a dramatic move, CP+B snagged the account from TM Advertising, in spite of the fact that the latter had worked closely with American Airlines for at least 25 years.
Lori’s strong focus on leadership and talent led advertising age to associate CP+B with “Creativity Innovators of the year .“ Recently she was featured on the Adweek’s Power list, which demonstrated the top leadership in tech, media, and marketing.
Before, Lori used to serve as CEO and Global Chairman of KBS. Under her tenure, KBS realized growth from 250-persons private agency to over 900 people in the world.
Before joining KBS, Lori used to serve as President of the flagship New York office of McCann Erickson. Previously, she had also worked as a Global Chief Innovation Officer for McCann World group.
The fourth daughter of a retail-worker-turned-shop-owner and a schoolteacher, Senecal says she was raised in a very competitive environment which helped her to learn how to fight for attention practically since her birth. ”I felt an urge early on to peruse my path and break away from the pack,” she wrote in an email. Check out the website lorisenecalglobalceo.com