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Tony Petrello

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Research and development is often championed as the gateway to the future, and the best route to increase the quality of life for everyone. However noble or essential the cause, it still suffers from need of funding. A problem patrons such as Tony Petrello hope to relieve. Petrello is single handedly responsible for a significant windfall for the cause. His support has already reached $5 million and he hopes to contribute an additional $2 million soon. The issue was first brought to his attention when his daughter Carena was born and diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia. The condition is common among premature babies and often hampers development throughout their life. His quest for experts lead him to Texas Children’s hospital where he now a member of the board of trustees. Since discovering the hospital he has been a driving force in pushing for more research to aid kids like Carena. Petrello’s patronage extends beyond medical advances as well. He recently worked with Yale University to create an award given to individuals who exceed in the mathematics field. His original donation of $150,000 got the project off the ground but that is not all Petrello hopes to achieve with it. He has also pledge to match any donations made up to an additional $150,000. The award was created to honor his mentor and longtime friend Serge Lang. Serge Lang was a math professor at Yale and an inspiration not only to Petrello but to other members of his field.

The charitable contribution of Petrello are made possible through his professional success the foundation of which was built by his education. Petrello first embarked down the path of higher learning at Yale University where his efforts were rewarded with a bachelor’s of Mathematics and later a masters in Mathematics. For his Juris Doctor however, Petrello chose to attend and graduate from Harvard University’s law school. Utilizing his new skills obtained from law school he began professional career at Baker & McKenzie working there until 1991 when he resigned. After leaving Baker & McKenzie Petrello he took a position as a member of Nabors board of directors and the executive committee of the board. He now acts as the chairman of the board and chairman of the executive committee of the board as well as functioning as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

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James Dondero’s Contributions to His Community

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James Dondero is the president and co-founded Highland Capital Management, L.P. He and his company have donated millions to non-profits and charities in the Dallas, Texas area. His commitment to improving educational opportunities for Dallas-Fort Worth area residents has resulted in many partnerships and donations that help enrich the lives of nearby residents.

Dondero’s Donations

James has helped to provide a $1 Million Challenge Grant through Highland Capital Management to The Family Place, a $1 million donation that contributed to building the Highland Hippo Hut at the Dallas Zoo, and a $2 million gift providing undergraduates from Southern Methodist University many key opportunities. He has helped with the Education is Freedom program that contributes to providing financial assistance to at-risk youths seeking a college degree.

More Beneficial Programs

Dondero has also helped with the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Perot Museum of Natural Science, and the Snowball Express. The Uplift Education program helps create excellent public schools empowering students to find their highest potential in the global marketplace and college. Capital for Kids provides quality education programs for many low-income families in the area through volunteers.

Highland Capital Management Awards

Highland Capital Management was named by the Dallas Business Journal to be one of the best places to work with 50 to 249 employees. This is a great honor for James Dondero.

Mark Okada and James Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management, L.P. and have both worked to improve the world around them. They donate to important causes and help the youth of the nation to become better people. They offer many young people the opportunity to get further in life and to reach their full potential.

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How NuoDB Can Change The Face Of Databases

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Over the past few years, NoSQL databases have being reigning supreme. Picking up steam right behind it is NewSQL, which is a great choice for anyone new to the scene. The NuoDB is part of a new wave, one that was founded by Jim Starkey and Barry Morris. In its current 2.6 version as of January 2017, it can be argued that the NuoDB is also useful for old-time database users. More than just a compatibility update, this new version improves on their pluggable language model in ways that has never been seen in the industry. Organizations that are still tied to SQL database will find that the NuoDB satisfies all of the traditional requirements of old and new cloud databases. So whatever systems need to be transitioned, they can be done in a much more efficient way than past iterations. The only thing that companies need to figure out is what version they’re going to put their trust in. Currently the NuoDB is available in pay-as-you-scale, free open source and an Amazon Cloud Edition. Starting out with the free open source edition should provide a nice testing ground for interested parties. And from there they can decide if the NuoDB will be the solution that leads their databases into the future.

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Along With France, Avaaz Celebrates The French Election

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Avaaz creates online global movements which are created to make the world we live in closer to the world that people want to have. Avaaz, which means “voice”‘ in a number of different languages, had a hand in the recent French election results. Activists celebrated the results on May 8 which is also an important date from World War 2 which was when, in 1945, the Allied forces achieved victory. The activists met at the Eiffel Tower and celebrated along with Elie Buzyn, an 88-year-old man who as a Jewish person was put into the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Nazi’s.
At the event, Elie Buzyn recalled his life during World War 2. He was 15 when he and his family were sent to Auschwitz. His parents died soon after entering the camp and he had to perform stone masonry work. Before Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz, Buzyn had been forced to march to another concentration camp, Buchenwald. He was finally freed three months later and after living in Israel for a few years he moved to France and became a doctor. Throughout his life, he has fought against tyranny and fascism.
The French election pitted an extreme right candidate, Marine Le Pen, who was one of the final two contestants for President of France. Her opponent was a moderate named Emmanuel Macron. There was a very real fear the Le Pen would win the presidency and ratchet up hatred of Jewish people and other minorities. Fortunately, Macron won with a commanding 66% of the vote.
Avaaz is based in the city of New York. It was established in the mid-2000’s and organizes activist campaigns around the globe. The types of issues the organization tackles includes climate change, poverty, human and animal rights, and armed conflicts. It uses online activism as well as supporting in-person protests.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter.

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Succeed in Life and Business

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Josh Verne is a United States-based serial entrepreneur and businessman. For all the 20 years of his professional experience, he has developed and sold more than 40 companies in the country. For this reason, he has all the authority to advise a young person on the various ways he can do to succeed in both life and business. Josh Verne is the current CEO and President of Flocku.com. This is a US-based company that deals in the development of marketing platforms. For the enterprise, it has more than 10 million members that a company can use to have its brand known in all regions of the country.

 

  1. Speak less, listen more

This is one of the most profound points. While it is simple, it is also comprehensive. For this reason, a young person has only two ears and one mouth. This means that they should use their ears twice as much as they use their mouths. As a matter of fact, you must use these organs in their correct proportions, if you speak less and listen more, your subjects will follow your words. As a matter of fact, they will also get the power in your few words. For whatever you will speak in front of them, they will consider you wiser in all your decisions.

 

  1. Do what gives you passion

If you want to succeed in life, you must first be passionate about what you do. For this reason, engage in doing things that give you the most passion in life. For this reason, few people are successful in life without passion. If you have passion, you will always develop high-end solutions in whatever problem you are facing. Therefore, ensure you work to attain a better position in this capability. As a matter of fact, passion is the success is the product of passion and strategy.

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Whistleblowing To The SEC Can Be Lucrative

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Recently, a jury awarded $12 million in a civil case related to the fallout of the Penn State whistleblower scandal. The person awarded the judgment had to file a lawsuit to receive the judgment. In the world of finance, whistleblowers may discover their path to receiving compensation for shedding light on illegal activity to be easier.

 

Why is this so? The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) positively does want people to come forward. Additionally, there are SEC whistleblower attorney firms set up to specifically handle this type of representation. Sadly, many people who know about illegal activities in the world of finance do not come forward. No one informed these persons that protections and rewards were written into the law for them via the expansive Dodd-Frank legislation drawn up by Congress and signed into law in 2010.

 

Some worry about popular Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections being rolled back. After all, there has been talk of repealing aspects of the Dodd-Frank legislation. The idea Congress would repeal any sections that deal with whistleblower protections would be balmy. Legislators do realize that law enforcement and regulating agencies do need to entice those who might be worried or scared about coming forward with information. The reward clause in the legislation is positive sure to help with this cause.

 

Rewards have been in the millions. Since there are privacy issues with the levying of fines, the sanctions do not receive the same amount of news coverage as would be the case with a high-profile civil suit. One press release about a whistleblower judgment revealed the unknown citizen received well over $15 million for his or her work. That means the full fine levied against the financial entity was in the tens of millions of dollars. Clearly, the entity was involved with doing something seriously wrong.

 

The high-volume of money directed towards whistleblowers is telling. The reason whistleblowing is so important in the financial world is whistleblowers have the potential to protect those who may be scammed or harmed by hedge fund managers and others who do not have the clients’ best interests at heart. Whistleblowers may even be completely self-serving in their motivations. Honestly, this is fine. Anyone can choose to do what they wish for whatever reason. In the end, if the decision to blow the whistle helps others, then something good has been achieved.