2016 Stock Market Watch: James Dondero

Many charity organizations look for stable partnership with philanthropic organizations, and individuals. Dallas foundation is an organization with extensive experience in donor management around Texas. In an article published on its website, it highlights one of its partnerships with Highland capital management. HCM is an investment advisory firm under the capable hands of James Dondero, who is the president and co-founder of the firm. The article quotes Dondero saying that his firm had been looking out for a reliable partner to help in managing their philanthropic budget. According to Dondero, their annual philanthropic budget had grown to an excess of $3 million.

HCM then contacted the Dallas foundation through the foundation‘s president and CEO, Mary Japonica. The article states that the two presidents had discussed ways in which they could have an effective partnership, which would improve the lives of Texas community. They came up with a strategy to form Highland Dallas foundation Inc, whose main role is to support Dallas foundation.

James is well known for his efforts in improving the lives of veterans and his participations in healthcare and education initiatives around Dallas community. His current resident is in Dallas, Texas. The collaboration with the Dallas foundation has helped him expand his involvement in philanthropic activities to include the Perot museum, the bush presidential library, and the Dallas zoo. He has over 30 years experience in the credit market management. Dondero worked as a chief investment officer at GIC, a subsidiary of protective life. He helped the business grow from the ground until it reached a market worth of 2 billion within five years. His success at protective life may be attributed to his experience at American Express, where he managed fixed income funds of approximately one billion US dollars.

Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with majors in Finance and Accounting. He is a certified management accountant and is allowed by the law to act as a chartered financial analyst. Currently, he is on the board of directors at American Banknote and MGM studios. He also serves as the board chairman for CCS medical corporation, Cornerstone healthcare, and Nexbank. This a recap of an article published on http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx

Diversant Continues to Paint a Bright Future for the Underprivileged

Diversant is a thriving information technology hub that strongly believes in creativity and innovation as the two effective answers for problem solving. Using their IT expertise, and years of experience, Diversant penetrates both local and international markets creating strong ties and a competitive edge for their clients.

Diversant was launched by a team of visionaries who saw the bigger picture before everyone else. They believed the minority group has a voice, especially in the white-dominated IT world. The minority-owned business enterprise is operated by a team of African-Americans who aim to provide the best in technology solutions to their clients.

Currently, Diversant does a brilliant job in IT staffing and recommending the ‘best of the best’ to companies looking for new recruits. Whether it’s a recruit to join the junior staff, subordinate group or the elite board team, Diversant knows where to find the crème in the society. They ensure each individual they recommend has a brilliant reputation: respect to colleagues, ethical practices at work, disciplined and an engaging team player. Above all, the team at Diversant believes in diversity at the workplace, and each day strives to promote equal opportunity in every corporate environment they work in.

Giving Back

Besides giving the best to their IT clients, Diversant is also engaged in various community services to those without opportunities in the local community. They have partnered with groups like Program for Acceleration in Careers of Engineering (PACE) to help prepare high school students for tech and engineering opportunities at the campus level. Diversant has also partnered with Harlem Business Alliance to restore the economic essence that once made the city of Harlem thrive. More projects that have received Diversant’s support include the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Black Data Processing Association.

John Goullet

Among the brilliant minds that push the success of Diversant as an IT firm is John Goullet who serves as the chairman and Principal at the firm. Mr. Goullet started out with his own firm, Info Technologies Inc, which helped him understand the IT corporate climate and how effective IT staffing can help improve the said client.

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Kabbalah Makes You a Balanced and Sane Individual

When most people hear the word Kabbalah, they think of grimy Jewish rabbis or sorcerers in black robes waving magic wands at their enemies late at night. The Kabbalah Centre clarifies the term, “An ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life work.” One of the foremost practitioners of Kabbalah in ancient times was the Jewish King Sh’lomo (Solomon), who once observed, “The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.”

The Proverbs of Solomon are often included in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles as excellent examples of how to take spiritual wisdom and make it practical in daily life. Kabbalah can make an individual healthier, wiser, more balanced, and peaceful. In American culture, it is common to hear people professing a certain religious tradition, but not finding the peace that the founder of their religion advocated. Kabbalah reaches across religions to help individuals take the universe’s spiritual laws and make them more real in their own daily life.

“Kabbalah teaches universal principles that apply to all peoples of every faiths and religions,” the Kabbalah Centre emphasizes. Since all people have a common Creator, there are certain principles that can help every person find the joy that they lack.

Kabbalah practitioners seek to remove the chaos found in modern life. Many individuals rotate between up and down emotional cycles. One day they are euphoric, the next day they are deflated. Learning the wisdom found in Kabbalah enables us to compensate for the up and down cycles. When we are up, we think of the down, and when we are down, we think of the up. People who learn how to balance their mental states in this way become far more successful and productive.

What are the basic spiritual laws of Kabbalah? One is personal humility. As long as an individual remains in a state of self-inflation, they cannot learn anything new and beneficial. Another is sacrificial generosity. Sharing time and resources with others enables a person to be used in more broad and effective roles. A third important Kabbalah principle is reciprocity, or the Golden Rule, “Do for others what you wish they would do for you.”

The goal of the Kabbalah Centre is to make what was formerly something only Jewish scholars practiced a system of thought for every person. The Kabbalah Centre emphasizes the nonsectarian nature of their system of thought. They want to make sure that every person feels welcome in their groups.

The Kabbalah Centre is happy to answer any questions you might have. They understand that many people would like counseling to improve their life. They have offices in 40 cities. The Kabbalah Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922.

Securus Technologies Leading a Revolution with the ConnectUs Automated Inmate Forms

A leading civil and criminal justice technology solutions provider Securus Technologies announced the impact the implementation of the Inmate Forms and Grievance application on ConnectUs was bringing to its customers, saving them time and money.
Russell Roberts, Securus’ Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, indicated the company’s commitment to incessantly providing technological solutions for their customers. He intimated that the Inmate Forms and Grievance application on ConnectUs is an example of the steps taken to modernize their services to their customers using the latest, most efficient technologies.
Correctional officers dedicate a lot of valuable time to processing the various inmate requests such as sign up forms, grievances, handbook acceptance forms and medical forms in hard copy. Time spent on collecting, copying, filing among other processes is significantly reduced using this technology.
The new application allows for custom forms for any request to be easily created and availed to inmates. There is no printing involved and thus changing a form is easy and takes just minutes. On average, Securus automates and processes 13.8 forms per month per inmate. The valuable time and efforts saved on the corrections staff can be channeled to other duties, and more focus can be put on safety and security.
The ConnectUs Inmate Forms and Grievance application also benefits the inmates, as the self-service access to forms enables them to view the status of forms, allowing them to accept or appeal them.
Securus Technologies is a prison technology company founded in 1986. The company is based in Dallas, Texas, and has regional offices in Carrollton, Texas, Allen, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. 2,600 correctional facilities have contracts with Securus Technologies. The company employs about 1000 people and serves over 1,200,000 inmates across North America. According to Wikipedia, Securus Technologies has invested over $600 million in technologies, patents, and acquisitions since 2013. The company provides numerous services to the correctional facilities and is committed to serving.