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It looks like it’s another win win for al at the Dallas Zoo as James Dondero has just donated his share of $14 million to help the zoo once again build a hippo habitat for all to enjoy. The unique part about it all is this: The Dallas Zoo had not had a hippo outpost of any sort for 15 years, since its last known hippo died inside the zoo and caused quite the uproar; he was still loved and cherished to this day. Yet, Dondero did it again: He brought life and joy to a part of the zoo that had been dead for years; this shows his philanthropy at its best.

James Dondero, by the way, is also the CMA – as well as CFA, respectively – of Highland Capital. He has proudly served there for many years. In fact, he’s also its president.

In 2001, Dondero had made his very first donation to the zoo – which was more than grateful beyond what words can express; the initial donation was for $1 million. In time, though, Dondero has donated more and more of his time and money – as we can clearly see – not only to this same zoo but to other philanthropy causes around the world. He is now quite known not only for his money but for his charitable giving of it. It appears he follows the adage to not letting one’s left hand know what one’s right hand is doing but in giving to all; in other words, he doesn’t seem to let amounts of money or greed stop him from giving as much as he wants to give to help others – and freely.

This is perhaps what Highland Capital Management’s clients and execs alike love about Dondero as well, not to mention his unique talents, dedication and overall flair for the world of startup equities, credit management and capital. Some would say he’s the unrivaled expert in these fields, and others would not disagree. The zoo certainly thanks Dondero and hopes to have around for decades to come.

OSI Industries Operates Plants Throughout The U.S.

 

OSI Industries is an international organization on every level. Their plant operating system spans throughout the United States and over 17 different other countries. There are 65 facilities altogether. They exist in North America, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Plants in the United States are located in Chicago, Oakland, West Jordan, Utah, Riverside, California and Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Each of these plants is carefully monitored by an international team of quality insurance experts that make sure that all of these facilities are operating up to the same standard. Company President David McDonald implemented policy in order to ensure that the trace of accountability is very clear with each operating facility.

OSI recently acquired Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group. Each of these companies were obtained in order to increase OSI Industries’ presence in Europe. Baho Foods has five subsidiary companies of its own and holds a wide range of influence within the industry. Flagship Food Group serves products throughout the UK. It will be a key player in OSI’s ability to accomplish its mission.

OSI Industries also purchased Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Chicago-based food manufacturer. The company has a long-running history with a dedicated staff. Hundreds of jobs would have been lost had the company closed. OSI Industries was able to prevent this tragedy and save up to 480 people from losing their income. Many of the Tyson Food employees were offered lateral positions within the OSI team.

OSI Industries is accustomed to working with a diverse employment sector. The company hires and recruits talent all over the world. Europe, the UK, Hungary, Poland and the Asia-Pacific are all centers of influence that allow OSI to obtain the type of talent that is needed to help the company bring in new ideas and cutting-edge innovation.

OSI Industries was previously named Otto and Sons. It was a family-owned business that was started by a German immigrant in the 1900s. The company established itself in the beginning days as a reliable supplier of meat products to every type of food business. Their working relationship with Ray Kroc and McDonald’s boosted the Otto and Sons to an international level.

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Yanni Hufnagel: On the Rise

An emerging coach full of promise and potential, Yanni Hufnagel was recently offered a position as an assistant college basketball coach for the Nevada Wolf Pack Basketball Team. Working closely under coach Eric Musselman, Hufnagel brings with him the knowledge gained from a lifetime of self-education on the sport and the practical experience of various internships and basketball management positions at the college level.

Yanni Hufnagel, born in New York City on August 26th of 1982, has made significant progress in the world of basketball management. Prior to his position with the Nevada Wolf Pack Men’s Basketball team, Yanni Hufnagel served as an assistant basketball coach for the Harvard Crimson Men’s Basketball team, the California Golden Bears, and the Vanderbilt Commodores.

With a passion for the sport from a young age, Yanni Hufnagel began his basketball career as a young basketball player for the Scarsdale High School Raiders in New York City. Hufnagel would then take on a commentating position with a local TV channel to keep up with the team’s progress and stay in touch with the sport.

After high school, Hufnagel attended both Pennsylvania State University and graduate from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2006. Shortly after, Hufnagel accepted a summer internship with the New Jersey Nets and then began attending the University of Oklahoma and served as a graduate assistant coach for the Sooners Men’s Basketball Team.

Completing his Masters in 2010 in Adult and Higher Education with a focus on Intercollegiate Athletics Administration, Yanni Hufnagel then went on to pursue his career in basketball management full force. With his positions as assistance coach for Harvard, Vanderbilt, the University of California, Berkeley, and now the University of Nevada, Reno, Hufnagel is regarded highly by both CBS Sports and ESPN as a talented recruiter and most likely to make it in the big leagues.

ClassDojo Improves Classroom Communication

 

ClassDojo is an app that is used by teachers, students, and their parents in order to create a communicate system between them. The teachers assign behaviors and point rewards throughout the day so that the students and their parents are able to track their progress and see how they are performing. The students enjoy the point system and fun design of the app, and earning prizes for the points encourages them to perform even better. The students are also able to create an avatar to use within the app, which they all love to do and makes them more excited to use the app.

It has also been useful for the teachers in order for them to save time during the day. They can assign behaviors quickly and they are able to do so even while they are on the move since the app is available for use on their smartphone. They can then share this data with the parents in the form of a weekly, daily, or monthly report. This allows the parents to stay involved and encourages more interactions between the parent and student. ClassDojo also improves the bond between the students, teachers, and parents through the Class Story feature. With this, the teacher is able to post pictures of the class during the day and the students love to watch this over. It encourages them to do better.

The teachers are also able to instant message the parents through the app. This allows for faster discussion when there is a matter that requires immediate attention. It is also easier and quicker to get done than emailing back and forth it. Parents are also able to contact the teacher though this feature. ClassDojo is growing in popularity due to the results it produces and the way it makes students enjoy learning.

Fantasy Football Rankings-Martavis Bryant Edition

When you start your fantasy football team, you tend to look at the fantasy football rankings list. A lot of times people want to take a running back or a quarterback in the first round, but more recently the trend is to draft a WR1. So where does Martavis Bryant come into play?

Martavis Bryant could easily be your teams WR1. He has the ability. He just needs to stay on the field. He cannot have any more suspensions or injuries. He needs to grow up. He ranks highly in most fantasy football rankings but owners are still a little weary of selecting him.

Most people would say he shouldn’t be high enough to be a WR1 in any fantasy football rankings, but he has played well when he is on the field. He even performs well when LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown are on the field.

When you make your fantasy football rankings list before the season starts keep Martavis Bryant in mind. He could win you your league.

 

How EOS is Helping Your Lips Stay Even Softer

We all know EOS. At least, I hope that we all know who EOS is and the incredible lip balm revolution they pioneered nearly a decade ago.

If you aren’t familiar with the brand, well you may have been under a rock, but more specifically, they create the wonderful little lip balm balls that are omnipresent at every grocery or drug store throughout America. They are most noted for their pinkish orange lip balm sphere called Passion Fruit. If you haven’t seen it, take note at any Target or CVS checkout line and you will see its prominent placement. What’s inside? Oh just the most amazing lip balm you’ve ever discovered also packed with a delicious taste and smell it is hard not to just eat it up and remember it is for making your lips lovely only!

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While EOS lip balm has always been fabulous, and is a staple prominently used by nearly every A-List celebrity and blogger that we know, its line of Visibly Soft Smoothing Spheres are something to take an additional note of.

First, there is the blue swirl Vanilla Mint. The Vanilla Mint is impeccably described, as it mixes soft and creamy vanilla with the perfect hint of mint that takes it form two of the world’s most popular scents and smells to something truly original that only EOS could engineer.

Next, there is a pink swirl lip balm of Coconut Milk. This one is absolutely everything. It is like lying in a long bath filled with generous oils for your lips that also taste and smell delicious! Refer to this link, evolutionofsmooth.de.

Finally, and for the more spunky, there is Blackberry Nectar. This is the most flavorful of the Visibly Soft Lip Line and in a swirling purple case it packs a delicious and, dare I say, sexy vibe that all those who come into contact with (even if for smelling purposes only) will surely enjoy! View more products here.

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EOS Lip Balm – What Should I Try?

The Essence of Smooth (eos) company specializes in a variety of natural skincare products including lotion, shave cream, and lip balm. Today, we’ll take a look at their lip balms, previewing a few of their flavors from different product lines. There are many flavors to choose from at eos, making it hard to know where to start. Let’s take a look at some of them to figure out what to try first.

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Organic Smooth Sticks

The first series of products we’ll take a look at are called the Organic Smooth Sticks. Unlike their other lip balms, these are a more traditional stick shaped instead of the iconic eos spheres. The change of appearance shouldn’t imply a change in quality, though, as all Smooth Sticks come with the same natural, hypoallergenic ingredients as their other products. They currently come in three flavors: Pomegranate raspberry, vanilla bean, and sweet mint. Read interesting facts here.

 

Active Protection

Next, we’ll look at their Active Protection flavors. These smooth spheres are designed for people on the go who need help keeping their lips moisturized and protected while outside. The lemon twist flavor comes with the addition of SPF 15, while the fresh grapefruit flavor comes with SPF 30. Since they’re both excellent flavors, which you’d pick would really depend on how much protection you expect to need. Read more amazing articles here on eos.info

 

Master Trader Greg Secker

Greg Secker is an expert in foreign exchange and master trader. With all the things the English businessman has accomplished it would only make sense to assume that he plans elaborate business strategies and methods, but this is not the case more often than not for Greg Secker. Many times he just makes things up as he goes. He is a self proclaimed, “why not guy.” He believes in committing to something you’re passionate about and figuring out the details along the way.

Secker’s start in finance was rather organic. He began his career at Thomas Cook Financial Services after attending a job fair and connecting with a guy at the Thomas Cook Financial Services stand. The guy liked Secker so much he got him an interview and Secker got the job. Although Secker was hugely into computers, at the time it seemed as though he would pursue a career in agriculture and food sciences.

He made a name for himself in foreign exchange trading while working on the Virtual Trading Desk, the first online real-time Forex trading platform. Working on the first of its kind platform allowed Secker to pick the brains of many experienced traders thus, he learned much about trading as a result. He also became very interested in Forex trading.

He later went on to join Mellon Financial Corporation as Vice president. While at Mellon Financial Corporation his personal trading account grew exponentially, prompting him to retire. After leaving Mellon he realized how much he wanted to give back to those wanting to get into trading but needed a low risk way. His desire to help others lead to him creating Learn to Trade.

He is also the founder of the Greg Secker Foundation, a non-profit organization that tries to make the world a better place by serving people and communities.

How Corrections Officers Find Drugs with Securus Technologies Systems

The job of a corrections officer is perhaps the most challenging in the country. Not only are you working in a very hostile environment, these inmates are looking for any opportunities to retaliate for them being put in jail. Add into the mix that things like drugs and weapons make it a bigger problem, and you can see what me an my team have such a difficult time each day trying to maintain order behind the prison walls.

 

The visitor center in our jail is the only place where inmates and visitors are allowed to be in contact, so this is also the place where things can easily exchange hands. While we run each person through a scanner, x-ray machine, and physical search, things still get to the inmates. Luckily we have a new resource that has proven to be something that has cut into the problem dramatically.

 

Securus Technologies installed a new inmate phone call monitor system in the prison, and my team was the first to learn how to use the LBS software. The new call system is able to do the work of several officers, so now we can have a huge presence in the jail while the system is monitoring what the inmates are saying on the phones.

 

Not long after we got the system installed, we began to hear conversations related to drugs. One inmate was bragging to family how he hides his drugs in his cell and uses them at night. One inmate talked about how his drugs were being sold for ten times the street value. Each time we pick up conversations about inmates using or acquiring drugs, we strike before the inmates have time to even figure out how it was possible that we were able to make the bust so easily today.

 

John Goullet’s Understanding Of IT Market Demands

John Goullet has said that even though there are plenty of IT jobs out there, colleges still are not graduating enough students that the rate to keep up with what companies need today. So that’s why he’s doing all he can to meet these demands through connecting client companies with incoming workers at his company, Diversant, LLC. Goullet co-owns this company along with CEO Gene Waddy and it’s become one of the largest certified minority-owned businesses in the world. Goullet has helped Diversant grow from paying attention to the economic climate and introducing marketing strategies to Diversant that address labor demands. He’s always looking to stay one step ahead of competition through implementing new hiring initiatives.

John Goullet was once a candidate looking to make inroads with big corporations himself upon finishing up his bachelor’s degree at Ursinus College. He took on a broad array of computer technology matters from software development and support to networking administration and other consulting matters. The companies he worked with include the Constell Group, TSR Consulting, Computer Sciences Corporation and 3D Information. But several years later he decided it was time to enter the IT staffing market by starting his own business, and that was the start of Info Technologies. Info Technologies reached $30 million in funding in just five years, landing it on the list of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing fortune 500 businesses.

Goullet decided he needed to include a broader spectrum of workers over the years, and through a partnership he formed with Gene Waddy Info Technologies became Diversant, LLC as its new goal was diversity in the IT marketplace. Since that partnership Diversant has grown from its Newark, NJ base to now having offices in 11 different states including California, Texas and North Carolina.

John Goullet has turned Diversant into much more than a recruiting center by actually providing candidates with the tools they need to get the job done. They even offer benefits such as tuition reimbursement, 401k plans, insurance and paid leave. Diversant has also become connected with local charities and minority support groups such as PACE Monmouth and Harlem Business Alliance.