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Norka Luque Believes Her Fate is Music June 29, 2016

Norka Luque, a singer from Venezuela but is based in America, believes that her family, experiences and the many life lessons, cultures and languages have made her believe that music is her destiny. She was able to make her debut into the music scene through her great Producer, Emilio Stefan Jr., who is touted as the King Midas of music. Estefan helped her record her first album “Miracle” which is doing well in the Latino radio stations as well as in the United States. Estefan brought on board a number of great producers like Archie Pena, Alberto and Ricardo Gaitan the brothers, Luis Giraldo and Cuco Pena from Puerto Rico. Norka Dubrazka Luque stated that it took a long time in determining the genre of the album. The album itself is a fusion of various rhythms like rock, pop, ballads, tropical and R&B.

Norka Luque started her love with music from her childhood days and even participated in a number of competitions. Even after her high school she continued loving music although she was enrolled in another different course. The singer states that her mind was always on music and that formed her decision to keep follow her passion by joining a music band known as “Bad Moon Rising, Funk and Rock”. She managed to appear in a number of platforms and this shaped her music career development.

About Norka Luque

Norka was born on 7th February, 1986 in her native city Caracas, Venezuela. Her story is full of motivation and inspiration as she discovered and followed her passion for music since she was young. She has a clear goal with her music which is to bring forth a positive message that is full of hope to her fans. Her parents offered her an unconditional support as a child by ensuring that she went for musical training. The training involved classes for voice practice, ballet, piano and flamenco alongside her academic education exploits.

She went to France for her studies in Business Administration and received degrees in Marketing, Fashion and Culinary Arts. It was during her time in France that she joined a music band which helped her inch closer to her dream of becoming a singer. Her career took off when she came across the renowned music producer; Emilio Stefan Jr. Emilio was impressed with her musical project and took her on board. She has a strong conviction and faith that she can use her music to make the world a better place to live in.

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Categories: Latino Music Musicians

Jose Manuel Gonzalez Wants To Help Venezuela Change June 28, 2016

Change in Venezuela is going to be very hard unless regular people are let into the government, and that is where people like Jose Manuel Gonzalez comes in. He is one of the people that wants to keep the politics out of the hands of just the politicians. He also wants to see if he can help bring better services to the people of his country. He has a lot of employees who need these services, and he runs agricultural companies that need the government to function.

That also means that Jose Manuel Gonzalez cannot be the only person who gets involved in the government. He wants to make sure that he is going to bring in as many people as he can find, and he wants to show all these people that they can make a difference. He wants to be sure that the government is going to be representative of the people that it helps. He also wants to be sure that he is able to help people when they really need it.

There are many things that the government needs to do to make sure that all the people of the country get the services they need. They can get these services out easily when they are getting done by someone like Jose Manuel Gonzalez and the Venezuelan  people. He can bring people in to the government that are going to make it much easier to help the common people, and he also wants to see what he can do to make it easier for people to get the help they need. It is one thing to have services, but Gonzalez wants them to be accessible.

Everyone in Venezuela who wants to see change needs to follow the example of Jose Manuel Gonzalez because he is able to make real changes to the country on his own. He is making it easy for everyone to see that there is a bright future, and he is going to change the political climate when he gets into the government. There is a happy medium, and that is what Jose Manuel Gonzalez will find.

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Highland Capital Management, L.P. Looks To Increase Its Charitable Giving

Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P., already a noted leader in philanthropic contributions to the Dallas community, has just brought civic leader Linda Owen on board to further their charitable efforts.

Linda Owen is an industry vet with years of experience in helping private companies support and give back to their communities. James Dondero, president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, L.P., hopes that by joining forces with Owen, they can further increase their commitment to benefiting local charitable organizations.

Some of the beneficiaries of Highland’s current $3 million annual charitable contributions include the American Heart Association, The Center for Brain Health, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Uplift Education, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The list goes on.

Ms. Owen is especially excited to join the Highland team, under the leadership of Dondero, in its efforts to expand its philanthropic efforts. She was especially impressed with not only Highland’s financial commitment to charitable organizations, but with the time and energy its employees selflessly give to innovate creative solutions to the problems regularly faced by non-profits.

Ms. Owen assumes the position of charitable giving manager, where she will liaison with the administrator of Highland’s charitable giving fund, The Dallas Foundation.

Dondero is an SEC-registered investment adviser with over 30 years of experience investing in credit and equity markets. In addition to his role as philanthropist and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., Mr. Dondero also serves on the board of directors for several major companies, most recently NexPoint Residential Trust. Under his leadership, Highland Capital Management, L.P. currently manages approximately $18 million in assets.

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Keith Mann Recognizes Our Future Leaders With a New Scholarship

The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement will be awarded to our country’s future business leaders. The scholarship was established by Dynamics Search Partners’ founder, Keith Mann, to support Uncommon Schools’ mission. Each year, one graduating student from the Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn will be chosen.

Uncommon Schools Make The Ability to Achieve Common

With children in Kindergarten through 12th grade, Uncommon Schools serves 14,000 students in over 40 charter schools. Located in the city centers of New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, the school network provides low-income students the tools and support they need to become college graduates.

Finding the Awardee

Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn will begin accepting applications for the Mann Scholarship this year. The application includes a 1,000-word essay showcasing how college will be a part of their career path and becoming a business leader. The chosen awardee will be chosen among the graduating seniors and given $5,000 for tuition.

Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners

Mann began his career has an investment broker specializing in hedge funds. With more than 15 years industry experience, the natural entrepreneur began his own firm to find the next big talent.

Dynamics Search Partners is a specialized staffing agency for the hedge fund industry. Established in 2002 as Dynamics Executive Search, the company developed the Alternative Investment Practice to advance the industry’s capabilities and reach. The company expanded in 2006 to additionally cater to the private equity industry. After years of rising success, Mann reorganized and founded Dynamics Search Partners in 2009 to serve alternative investments in Asia, North America, and Europe.



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Diversant: Building Relationships for the Long-Term

When you go on Diversant’s wonderful website, you will find plenty of useful and knowledgeable quotes. These quotes aren’t put up there for them to look good or feel good about themselves. They are put up there for a reason. It is because they believe in them and they are part of their everyday fabric. The one that sticks out to me at the moment is this one, “More than IT staffing, We’re an IT Connection Company.” Sometimes the company world can be ruthless and it can be tough. You might meet someone, shake their hand, and talk to them, but do you really know them? Do you know what they are about and what they stand for as individuals?

Diversant is all about building a connection, as when you build a connection, you build trust and you build a certain rapport. They want everyone to feel comfortable and feel like they can be themselves. If people have to walk on pins and needles and walk around scared or have to pretend to be someone they are not, chances are they will not succeed and they will not go very far. They aren’t being the best version of themselves. They haven’t built that connection, so they don’t feel comfortable showing their true colors and letting their hair down.

John Goullet is a big part of Diversant as he’s on their leadership and advisory board, and he likes to help train young people that were once in his shoes. They were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and filled with optimism, questions, hope, and aspirations. He takes it upon himself to mold these young minds and get them ready for what the future holds. He is an honest, upfront, and down-to-earth guy. He isn’t brash, rude, and in-your-face. When you talk to him, you are immediately put at ease and the man is an open book if you ask the right questions and aren’t afraid to pick his brain. Goullet is there to help out the young people and get them on the right path and set up with a job that truly suits them and brings out their best.

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Computer Sciences Leads 21st Century With Eric Pulier’s ServiceMesh

ServiceMesh is now owned by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). ServiceMesh is the company that Eric Pulier founded, which CSC has acquired to position CSC to be a better 21st century technology company. For one thing, Pulier’s company brings cloud computing to the long roster of capabilities supplied to clients by CSC. As an expert in the latest technology trends, not only in the cloud, but also in new security and high-speed throughput advancements. They are also renowned for their highly reliable security systems.

Eric Pulier has successfully navigated the emergence of the Information Age, and indeed, it could be said to have been instrumental in creating it. They have been leaders in computing, mass storage, and networking technologies for over 50 years. They are considered the top producer of IT management services. CSC has acquired a number of important companies, besides ServiceMesh. They purchased DynCorp in 2003 and Covansys in 2007. CSC has been in the Fortune 500 for over 20 years, one of the top companies in the United States. (Read Eric’s recent book here!)

They are rising to become a major competitor, even compared to premier companies, such as IBM. CSC is planning to integrate ServiceMesh’s assets into their massive collection of software tools, turn-key products, and integration services. They are on very good terms with IBM, Honeywell, NASA, and a long list of the major tech companies of the world. CSC has offices in 80 different countries, employing 100,000 people. They do research and development in every area of IT. They are ranked at #185 on the Fortune 500.

Most major American businesses have utilized CSC to deploy their internal data processing infrastructures. CSC does work for many U.S. government agencies and all other types of organizations. You can find their clients in every type of industry and of all sizes. They work with small proprietors as well and giant conglomerates. CSC has no plan to move their headquarters out of the U.S., unlike so many of their competitors, who have outsourced to Asia. They do, however, continue to do a great deal of business in Asia, Australia, and Europe. They are ranked #8 in Software Magazine’s ‘Software 500’ listing.

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Nutrimost: Overview of the Program and Lawsuit Against Rival for Ripping-Off Video June 22, 2016

Nutrimost, a nutrition weight loss program, is suing one of its rivals named Healthy Living. The reason they are suing them is because Healthy Living supposedly ripped off and is using one of Nutrimost’s promotional videos., Healthy Living’s website, was accused of stealing the video and changing it around. The captions say “Can’t Lose Diet” in the place of “Nutrimost.”
One judgment error that Can’t Lose Diet made was that the video still had the exact same testimonials with the exact same customers. It was obvious to Nutrimost that the video was stolen and remade.

Healthy Living did receive a cease-and-desist letter from Nutrimost. Instead of complying, they just changed the video around a little bit and still had the same testimonials in it.

While the video has disappeared from the website, the company is still in trouble. Nutrimost wants to take them to court, have them sign a paper that they will never use the video again, and charge them $300,000 for losses.

Both of the programs claim that you can lose 20 to 40 pounds in 40 days, providing its potential clients the exact same message.

Nutrimost is a nutritional program that is designed to help people lose weight. It uses the latest technology in cellular bio-communication. It says that it can listen to the body and determine exactly which nutrients it needs and how much of each.

While many other weight loss programs focus on diet and exercise, this program focuses on technology that helps to determine how to turn off the fat storage and turn on the fat burning.

With this program, not only are people expected to lose weight and burn fat, but it is designed to correct both hormonal and organ stressors. This allows the people to go beyond weight loss and gives them their health for the rest of their lives.

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Danilo Diaz Granados: A Bit Of Background

Danilo Diaz Granados is a name that perhaps only those interested in investing may know. For the rest of the world, a bit of biographical information is way overdue. Danilo Diaz Granados is a self-labelled entrepreneur and investor.

Located in New York City, New York, he is currently employed as an Associate at Fireman Capital Partners. He took the gig with the firm some time last year (2015). He is also the manager at Movilway. He took the position in 2012.

The Movilway manager and Fireman Capital partner did not, however, begin his career in financial investing there.

No, Granados racked up a few other positions and companies on his professional resume before becoming a “fireman”. Immediately before that, he worked at Private Equity Investing which is based in Miami, Florida.

There he was employed as an account advisor. It was in this position that he continued to round out his area of expertise and business background. He reportedly ran analyses of the demographic, innovative and social aspects of numerous investment opportunities.

Granados also researched what is known in the profession as “global investment-to-return relationships” in a wide variety of areas including such things as energy efficiency, fine arts, hedge funds, merchandising businesses, real estate and unique startup businesses. He is not all work and no play though. He has other interests as well of course.

Since 2013 Granados has been the director and the co-founder of Toys For Boy Miami, LLC or the Toys for Boys Boutique Privee in Miami, Florida. Toys For Boys said to be a “luxury boutique”. The high-end line of merchandise features contemporary art, exotic automobiles and watches.

His other interests include film. He is the producer and co-founder of Edge of Glory Films, LLC. The company is based in Miami, Florida.

He is involved with different aspects of the motion picture producing process including distribution of communications content, editing, production and promotion. Unsurprisingly, his special interest and the company focus is Hispanic media. He attended Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts from 2007 through 2010 and earned a BS in Entrepreneurship and Economics.  Check him out on Facebook, and be sure to follow his Twitter account.

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A King’s Descendant Does Not Sit Idly By When Human Rights Violated June 17, 2016

There might be at least one hearty pirate in Thor Halvorssen’s ancestry, but there is definitely a king and the very first of Venezuela’s Presidents: Cristóbal Mendoza. He has a great legacy from both sides, his father’s and his mother’s family lines. He is also related to a most famous general and politician: Simón Bolívar. His father formerly advised Venezuela’s king during World War II. His Norwegian background and connections in the “old country” gave him a way to help Norway protect their whole merchant fleet during the battles of the 1940s. His success was complete.


Just as his great-great-ancestor Bolívar won Venezuela’s independence from Spanish rule, so Thor Halvorssen has worked to bring a true democratic government to his home country. He has been an outstanding activist for basic human rights, not only in Venezuela and throughout the world. His whole family has done their part, and often suffered for it. His father was illegally abducted and held without formal legal process by the government. While they had him they tortured him, because of his call for human rights in Venezuela. His mother was later shot and nearly killed, along with 11 other people injured, and one person murdered by an illegal government goon hit squad. She was attending a peaceful, legal, and very public meeting.


While presenting at a human rights conference in Seoul, the biggest city in South Korea, Halvorssen was busily firing out texts and emails, even though many of the recipients were in the West, in countries where it was the middle of the night. His dedication to human rights is contagious. He started the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) from Caracas, in the South American country of Venezuela.

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YouTube Video Shows Financial Expertise of Jim Hunt June 9, 2016

A dramatic YouTube video from financial expert Jim Hunt shows that his prediction of an early bear market is turning out to be correct. The video is of Hunt’s own investment account as shown on a computer screen interface. As upbeat music plays, the viewer sees several screens all depicting the rise in price of a number of stocks – notably SPX corporation and ProShares UltraShort – over the course of a few months.

All of this activity supports the accuracy of Hunt’s financial forecast. The video is remarkable because there is no narration; rather, Hunt simply lets the numbers do the talking. The clip is quite brief and shows the ease of making decent money when making investment decisions based on quality information.

VTA Publications

VTA Publications is a business based in the United Kingdom that specializes in publishing distance learning classes and organizing events relating to economics and finance. They serve clients all over the world and were founded in 2012. In order to bring their customers and audiences the most current and valuable information, they take care to only engage instructors, speakers and writers who are on the very cutting-edge of their fields and have substantial real-world experience in them.

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