Dr. Mark Mckenna and OVME Make a Dream True

Kayla Frazier was your average High School student working hard and gleaming for a bright future that would satisfy her and financially support her. She was popular in school and had a very loving family who would always support her. However, life decided through a curve ball her way and one day when she went in for a check-up they found out that Kayla Frazier had a rare form of cancer and it had spread to her lungs. She battled cancer for over 6 months and one of the things that kept hope alive was her dream of going to New York City to Broadway to see the magical live action performances!

Little did she know, Thanks to Dr. Mark Mckenna and his organisation OVME as well as Make-A-Wish Georgia, that dream was about to come true and her and her family would spend a week in New York City sightseeing and also they would get to watch 3 live Broadway shows and meet the cast and crews. You can bet this really made her cry tears of joy! Dr. Mark Mckenna must really love children and love helping medical patients to do what he does.

Personally, as I read through the article it made me break into tears because it’s just so wonderful that Dr. Mark Mckenna and his organisation were able to get together and help make Kayla feel some happiness in her time of darkness. OVME was founded by Dr. Mark Mckenna and it’s purpose is to make the medical field more convenient and better focused on the patient using technology to enhance procedures. So it makes sense that OVME would use Make-A-Wish Georgia to help make Kayla Frazier’s dream come true. People helping people, especially those in times of need is the real and true beauty of humanity. Make-A-Wish Georgia tries to make at least 300 to 400 wishes come true each year which is just magnificent! Even if they only made 100 to 200 wishes come true, it all makes a difference.

Highlights from Shervin Pishevar’s 21 Hour Twitter Storm

On February 5, 2018, Shervin Pishevar started a tweet storm that spanned 21 hours. The majority of the tweets were focused on why he feels that big companies in the United States will fall, why the US stock market will continue to go down, and why an economic disaster has the potential to lead to a new kind of economy.

Shervin Pishevar is most well-known for his involvement in Sherpa Capital. In 2013, he helped found this fund in order to serve as a venture capital company and startup advisory. He even served as a strategic advisor for Uber for a couple of years. Before his 21 hour tweet rant, the last time that Shervin Pishevar used Twitter was to let people know he would be leaving Sherpa Capital.

The 50 tweets that Shervin Pishevar sent out acknowledge unstable conditions in the United States. He talked about the stock market continuing to go down. In fact, he predicts that in the coming months it will go down an aggregate 6,000 points. He talked about underemployment and described it as a systemic economic stasis. He also warned that inflation would spread. However, he did offer a glimmer of hope. He feels that when middlemen are irrelevant, everyone will be able to enjoy a global economy that is efficient and frictionless.

These are notions that Shervin Pishevar has expressed in the past. For many years, he has fought for a more transparent society. He wants a society without as many bottlenecks on innovation.

Shervin Pishevar is one of the cofounders of Virgin Hyperloop One. He feels that this company as well as SpaceX are moonshots that will do good work. However, he has some dark predictions for a few big companies in the United States, including Alphabet, Google, and Microsoft. He feels that since these big companies are built on monopoly frameworks, they will eventually fall. If they do not completely fall, he thinks that they will lose some of their influence. This is something that he feels is good for short-term economic growth, considering the fact that big companies will no longer be able to buy out small startups.

https://csq.com/2016/01/shervin-pishevar-funding-revolution/#.Wudb7lMvxE4

Mike Bagguley Promoted to Head of Barclays Investment Bank

Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley remains in control of Barclays’ business for the near future. Jes Staley knows the investment banking industry very well as someone whom previously worked at J.P. Morgan. Jes Staley’s tenure has included cutting jobs and leaving Brazil, Russia, and some parts of Asia. Jes Staley also stopped the equity and precious metal trading business of the bank. The aim was to bring the bank’s size down to keep the bank focused on North America and the UK.

All UK banks report directly to Staley, as he has been named the interim CEO of Barclays Corporate & International. The aim is to shield banking units to protect UK taxpayers. Mike Bagguley was also appointed as the Chief Operating Officer, whom was also previously the head of the macro markets business. Mike Bagguley is also overseeing interest rates, forex and commodities as regulation make parts of these businesses unprofitable.

Getting the strategy right is important because the business is very volatile to attention from investors and politicians. It is a difficult business to be in, because it is also subject to attention from a wide range of different interests.

Mike Bagguley is based in the UK, and is the current COO of Barclays bank. Prior to being the COO of the bank, he was Head of Macro Products Sales & Trading and markets at the investment bank. Mike Bagguley graduated from the University of Warwick in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. His responsibility has been for strategic positioning and risk within Barclay Capital FX, with exposure to areas such as interest rate swap trading.

Client activity and regulatory pressures are what have caused a slowdown in banking activity in the UK and Europe. The previous role held by Mike Bagguley is being divided up by two people.

http://www.ifre.com/pm-barclays-promotes-bagguley-to-coo-of-investment-bank/21225420.fullarticle

Sahm Adrangi: The Chief Investment Officer

Sahm Adrangi is the founder and the CEO of Capital Management LLC. Kerrisdale. He launched the firm in 1999 with the main focus on event-driven special situations and long-term investment. With his dedication and hard work, he has seen the company, which started with less than 1$ to grow and amass a capital of over 150$ million.

Sahm Adrangi has focused mainly on researching and selling ideas to the general public. Through social media and third-party investment related sites, Sahm Adrangi has been able to see his research ideas reach as many people as possible. He has his firms view on stocks and also done research to remedy the misconceptions in the stock market such as overhyped shots and undervalued longs.

Sahm’s name became known all over the States between 2010 and 2011 when he exposed fraud in some Chinese companies operating in the US. Those companies include Chinese Marine Food Group, China-Biotics, and ChinaCast Education Corp. He achieved this through deep audited research then prompted SEC to take action against those firms.

Under his leadership in Kerrisdale Adrangi, the firm has shifted its research from general industries to specific sectors of his expertise such as mining, telecommunication, and biotechnology. In the biotechnology sector, Kerrisdale has done and published research on the development stage of many companies including Bavarian Nordic, Zafgen, Unilife, Pulse Biosciences and Sage Therapeutics. In the mining sector, Sahm Adrangi has led his company in research, which called into question the market valuation and mining prospects of resource companies such as Northern Dynasty Mineral and Majestic Silver. Sahm Adrangi has also done a lot of research on telecommunication companies such as Globalstar, Dish Network and ViaSat Inc. where he has shared skeptical views.

Sahm Adrangi had specialized in economics from the University of Yale. His professional career kicked off in Deutsche Bank where he worked as an analyst in the banks Leveraged finance group. His success has seen him work as the analyst in different companies such as Chanin Capital Partners and Longacre Fund Management LLC. He finally left to start his own company.

http://nakreport.com/2018/01/09/kerrisdale-capitals-sahm-adrangi-remains-thumbs-down-on-northern-dynasty-minerals/

Safety First: Ted Bauman

Ted Bauman is a man who has always had a knack when it comes to helping people save money and protect their wealth. He has been working with Banyan Hill Publishing since 2013. He graduated from the State University of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and earned his Master’s Degree in Finance from Georgia State University. He studied abroad at the University of Cape Town, focusing on economics and history. In an interview with askreporter.com, Ted Bauman gives people some tips to make sure their wealth is intact during a disaster.

The first tip that Ted Bauman gives to people is having a home safe or a lockbox. He says that while the home is not the best place to keep their valuables, people can invest in something that is fire and waterproof. He also says not to keep all the valuables in one place because they are likely to get stolen.

A second tip that Ted Bauman offers people is to keep liquid assets in a safe deposit box at a bank. While the money and valuables are locked away and out of sight, they are not covered by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). This is definitely something to keep in mind when it comes to protecting assets.

A third and final tip to keeping the wealth of people safe is a safe deposit box in a foreign bank. One example that he gives is the country of Switzerland. This is one of the safest o[ptions due to the fact that the account is not susceptible to confiscation by government law. Any citizen of the United States that wants to come after that wealth would have to be able to make the case in a foreign courtroom.

These are just a few things that Ted Bauman advises people to consider when trying to protect valuables and liquid assets from disastrous occurrences. Keeping things like these in mind will make sure that a person’s wealth can survive despite the market conditions or burglars. Thinking safety first will ensure that a person’s wealth will last.

Talos Energy Emerges Out Of The Deep

Determination Overcomes Tragedy

After a couple days of impact from Hurricane Harvey, the storm was due to drop another 6 feet of floodwaters on Texas. Tim Duncan assisted his wife, 6 year old son, and two dogs into the FEMA rescue boat. Duncan is the 45 year old CEO of Talos Energy. For four months he had already been working on a $2.5 billion merger of Tlaos Energy with Stone Energy. He was taking a big risk, but it would make his company public without the expenses of holding a public offering. He felt he couldn’t let the flood stop him from finalizing the deal. He took his family to Alabama, and once they were settled in, he flew back to Texas to camp out at his parent’s high and dry home to get his work done. He spent weeks after dinner negotiating the deal from his mother’s dining room. In May when the merger is complete, Talos will replace Stone’s place in the public market with a new ticker: TALO. This move makes Duncan the leader of an oil company with profits of $900 million. The majority of Talo’s assets will be in the Gulf of Mexico. This new company is capable of producing 48,000 barrels of oil per day, and plans to produce much more.

Never Feeling Hopeless

Duncan is an inspiration. He grew up in Egypt, Florida and Texas and sounds like a New Yorker when he speaks. The Hurricane hit at a time Duncan was at the peak of his negotiations with bondholders, money managers, and principal owners of Talos’ equity. The negotiations of the deal were already a challenge without the impact of Harvey. Duncan was able to make the most of a bad situation. This isn’t his first time dealing with a crisis. In 2005 Talo’s biggest asset had about 6 wells with a production platform attached to the seafloor when Hurricane Rita capsized the 13,000 ton platform. Talos was there for cleanup and now uses the location to pump 16,000 barrels daily into a special ship. Duncan’s house in Kingwood Texas was submerged for three days in floodwaters covering the entire first level. It has now been gutted down to the studs. He is facing this challenge in stride as well. He says now he enjoys making a way where everyone else doesn’t believe you can.

To know more visit @ twitter.com/talosenergyllc

Paul Herdsman Shares Important Advice About How His Company Became An International Success

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Paul Herdsman did not have any entrepreneurial experience before starting his own business in 2014. NICE Global came from a simple concept– people get very frustrated when talking to automated machines. Herdsman took the initiative to create a business that would address this issue.

It has happened to almost everyone while calling a company it seems impossible to get where you want. Instead, an automated voice incorrectly interprets answers making callers more and more upset as the call progresses. These phone calls can actually result in reduced customer satisfaction. Businesses can suffer from reduced sales and negative word-of-mouth. Find More Information Here.

NICE Global, located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has created a solution to consumer’s complaints about automated phone answering systems. NICE Global ensures that customers always reach a live employee every call. Company founder Paul Herdsman ensured that his business would succeed through hard work, dedication, and innovative strategies. Herdsman recently shared some of his best advice that has led to NICE Global’s success in his article 12 Success Tips for Entrepreneurs From NICE Global CO-Founder Paul Herdsman.

 

Some of them are listed below:

  • Businesses should solve a problem
  • Create an inviting company culture
  • Invest in employees through adequate training
  • Offer employee rewards for hard work
  • Carefully choose new employees

 

Herdsman has followed his own advice thoroughly; his company offers a solution to a problem many organizations have. Paul Herdsman has also strived to make his employees happier and more productive through efforts to ensure that each employee has all of the training necessary to succeed in their position. He also knows the power of employee retention which he is why has an amiable work culture and employee rewards. Finally, Paul Herdsman instituted an employee referral system as a way to find new employees. These efforts have led to an internationally successful company under his leadership with a bright future.

 

See also: https://www.mylife.com/paul-herdsman/e367723386078

Robert Ivy Is The First Architect To Receive The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award

The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is one that is only given to those who have attained extraordinary artistic goals and who have a strong connection to Mississippi.

The CEO and EVP of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy, is one of those individuals, as he was recently honored with this award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL), and is the first architect to receive such an honor.

Robert Ivy is an alumnus of Sewanee: The University of the South and Tulane University, where he obtained both a Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Architecture degrees. Prior to working for American Institute of Architects, Ivy served in the United States Navy as an officer. Additionally, Robert Ivy employed his combined education and experience as both a writer and architect while working diligently as an editor-in-chief for McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. There, he gained traction as a respected expert and gained renewed interest in architecture by helping to make the journal one of the most read architectural resources worldwide, even succeeding to have it translated into additional languages for subscription retention purposes.

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Ivy has worked to build his career by paying attention to the specific and unique needs of individuals in both corporate buildings and private homes with the goal of helping to better the quality of life through spatial motivation. Ivy believes that space and lighting can create the right atmosphere for life improvement. Through attentive architectural design, Ivy feels spaces can be used to properly motivate individuals to become more productive. This will, in turn, create a pathway toward happiness and increased productivity for individuals in their home or office.

Ivy is no stranger to positively impacting lives and receiving accolades as a result. In addition to the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, Ivy has been honored with the title of Master Architect by a national architecture fraternity called Alpha Rho Chi, as well as the 2017 Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones. With all the good Robert Ivy has done, it is fair to say that he well deserves the tribute of being honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.

See: http://www.architectmagazine.com/awards/robert-ivy-receives-noel-polk-lifetime-achievement-award_o

DR. SAAD SAAD

Dr. Saad Saad who was born in Kuwait has always wanted to become an engineer like his elder brothers and thanks to the hot summers in Kuwait which exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit he decided to change his profession to work indoors where he could get access to air conditioning facilities, and that is how he went on to become a doctor. Graduating second of his class with a medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt he went on to do his internship in England then later immigrated to the United States where he did his residency in pediatrics with the United States Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery.

Dr. Saad Saad expertise and skills have attracted many patients and organizations to seek his service, a case that was a highlight for him was in 2012 when an organization based in Palestine known as Palestine’s Children Relief Fund approached him to do an operation to a 15-year old that was suffering from gunshot wounds. The boy had complications that doctors in his country could not manage to operate. Dr. Saad had the patient flown into the U.S where he carried out a successful operation and saved the child’s life. There were more other cases that the doctor was approached to help and due to his conviction to treat underprivileged people who not get access to advance medical could care he helped the patients. This was also a chance for him to pass on his medical skills to the doctors that he worked with especially in underdeveloped nations.

Due to the multiple complex pediatric surgeries, Dr. Saad Saad has performed he has identified the need to develop methods to improve the existing techniques and procedures to enhance the recovery processes of his patient and risks involved in operations. That is why the doctor developed two inventions that help surgery procedures;

  1. The Catheter Invention. A catheter is a flexible hollow tube that is inserted into the body to treat specific conditions and is also used in surgical procedures. They are added to body cavities to aid in drainage of fluids or gases and thus to give easy access to the surgical instruments.

The use of catheters has always been ineffective because for their position in the patient’s body to be tracked doctors had to do an X-ray or an MRI scan which posed a dangerous threat of radiation on multiple exposures. Dr. Saad invented a catheter tip with a coil that utilizes energy to identify the catheters’ position.

  1. Visual Suction/ Irrigation Rigid Endoscope. An endoscope is a tubular instrument with an optical camera that doctors use to view inside the body. Dr. Saad has invented an anti-fog endoscope which can act as suction and irrigation to clear the view for the physician. Learrn more: https://ideamensch.com/saad-saad/

 

The life of Jeff Aronin; the founder and CEO of Ovation Pharmaceuticals LLC

Jeff Aronin is a passionate philanthropist who has been able to meet the pressing needs of people who have diseases with no treatment. Throughout his career, he has been able to offer support to the patients whose hopes have diminished due to health-related problems. His exposure in the medical field has enabled him to understand that the most crucial aspect of the area is to research on new therapeutic approaches that will help alleviate the disease and improve the health condition of the patient. Jeff Aronin intends to help individuals live in more favorable conditions. This drives him to conduct more research on medicine concerning the health-related problems affecting mostly the poor.

 

Aronin ovation pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Jeff Aronin graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and later pursued an MBA from DePaul University. His first job was in the healthcare sector and later founded Ovation Pharmaceuticals, LLC. In 2000. Aronin created the ovation Pharmaceutical Company since he felt that he could do more for the patients whose medical needs had not been addressed and neglected by the society. Through the creation of this company, Aronin was able to utilize his knowledge and ability to work towards accomplishing his goals. The company focuses on the patients and drug development which makes it more competitive and reliable.

 

Promoting entrepreneurship in the community

Jeff Aronin worked with paragon Biosciences where he supported the community in various ways. The people in the city of Chicago benefited since they were involved in health care. As an established entrepreneur, Jeff Aronin is employing his vast experience and entrepreneurship skills to form a business incubator for biotech companies. He has also shared his entrepreneurship outlook with various startups who are looking to establish their firms in the healthcare sector. His strong commitment to entrepreneurship has seen him create Matter; an incubation hub in Chicago, which has over 200 startup firms that are in various phases of development.

 

During his career life, Jeff Aronin realized his passion was in healthcare. As a Physician, stabilizing a child’s health without worrying about the pay is the best decision in his medical career.