Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners

I’ve been checking into some different hedge fund opportunities lately so my friend told me to check this one guy out who is local to the New York area.

So, according to zoominfo.com, Keith Mann is the founder of the company Dynamics Search Partners. This company focuses in on identifying skilled individuals who are able to work in the financial market and can then connect these skilled professionals with the right firms and businesses. Now, in order to identify these particular individuals, it is necessary to often start out young, as the most promising individuals are often those who are in middle school and high school. In the city of New York, many of these students go to the Uncommon Schools. These are schools tailored to meet the needs of students who excel out of the ordinary classroom and who are always looking for a challenge. With the recent partnership between Keith Mann’s Dynamics Search Partners and Uncommon Schools, it creates a perfect marriage for both school system and the recruiting organization.

Uncommon Charter High School is one of the newest high schools in the area. In fact, it only opened its doors in 2009, with the first graduating class walking out the doors in 2013 and the second in 2014. However, despite its new position in the city, it is currently churning out some of the very best and brightest. There is a reason every single classroom in the high school is named after a higher level or ivy league school. It is because the students know they are going to be going there and that as long as they focus on what is at hand, they can achieve anything they want to. It is this spirit and determining that attracted Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners to the school and pushed them into partnership between the two.

I also read on PR News Wire that Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners donated $10,000 to the school system. This money could then be used for additional computers and more technology, so the students inside of the classrooms could work with the latest and best tech in order to prepare them for college and everything else that would come after.

Dynamics Search Partners works as an executive search firm in order to find the very best talent, and with the connection to Uncommon Schools, it is possible to find the best talent at a young age and help them along. This really is the best time to identify individuals who are going to excel and ensure they obtain a quality job.

Success Flourishes with a Well-Rounded Lifestyle

In 1977, Bruce Levenson and Ed Peskowitz launched United Communications Group (UCG), which is a distinguished privately owned company specializing in data, analysis, and news in business industries such as healthcare, energy, mortgage banking, technology, and telecommunications. Originally started in a small storage room directly above Bruce’s dad’s liquor store in Washington DC, Levenson and his team currently operate UCG in Chevy Chase, Maryland. For over thirty years, Levenson propelled UCG by implementing strategic business plans and competitive acquisition efforts which ultimately facilitated the company to develop the best products and solutions around the world.

Levenson’s education at Washington University School of Political Science in St. Louis and American University School of Law in Washington DC provided the background for his endeavors and success. After graduation, Levenson accepted a position as a journalist for the Washington Star and later worked for Observer Publishing’s energy newsletter as a reporter. Later, during his term as CEO at UCG, Levenson launched Tech Target within the company and served as a director from 1999 until 2012. Along with his executive involvement with UCG, Levenson is currently an owner of Atlanta Spirit LLC, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, and Philips Arena.
In addition to his professional leadership, Levenson is an active and prominent figure in many philanthropic programs and organizations. More information can be found on his Wikipedia page. He is involved in the Community Foundation of Washington, DC, Hoop Dreams Foundation, and was the president of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Washington DC. He and his wife also founded the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland. This well-known organization aims to provide students with effective skills to manage nonprofit foundations while simultaneously encouraging philanthropic events. Levenson is also an active donor to the United States Holocaust Museum. The Museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home program at the United States Holocaust Museum exposes inner city children to the vast history of the Holocaust. Levenson has also supported the SEED Foundation and the Seeds of Peace with generous donations and active involvement.
During his free time, Bruce Levenson enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, and grandchildren. One of his fondest memories with his wife involved a four day excursion in Antarctica. He is also an avid basketball and golf fan and loves to eat seafood in his hometown. Undeniably, Levenson’s well-rounded and diverse activities have greatly influenced his success in all aspects of his life.

Kraft is No Show

 

Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have appeared like they are the best of buddies in recent photographs, including a picture of Goodell at a party with Bob Kraft the night before the AFC championship game, which is a bit ironic due to the fact that now Goodell is investigating Kraft. CipherCloud stated Kraft actually has had a big part in Goodell getting his position of commissioner and the mind blowing contract that went with it and Goodell absolutely has a conflict of interest, as people have been stating around the league. You don’t get paid the kind of money that Roger gets and not give a bit back to the people that helped you get it. Kraft came out in a press conference and vehemently defended his head coach and his quarterback and stated boldly that he does not appreciate allegations that his organization is cheaters and the fact that they have already been publicly convicted due to the circumstances. He absolutely is right on that one, as the Patriots are already known as cheaters and most people believe they cheated in this one. Even if proof comes back saying otherwise, more than half the people will still think they cheated and Kraft knows that. He stated he wants a public apology if they are found innocent and it is clear that relationship has had a falling out, as Kraft did not show up to Goodell’s press conference today.

Occidental College’s Renovator and Innovator

In 2009, Jonathan Veitch was elected to lead Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He has become admired in both the college community and the community at large thanks to his being an advocate of a liberal arts education and forward thinking policies that represent the values of Occidental College as a whole and distinguish him from his predecessors.

Veitch acquired his bachelor’s degree from Stanford before moving on to complete his doctorate at Harvard University. He went on to serve as dean of the Eugene Lang College of The New School, a university based in Greenwich Village, New York City. He published a book in 1997, “American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s”, which is just one example of his commitment to his area of expertise, 19th and 20th century American History. However, his most important legacy originates from his work in Occidental College. He has been able to find a middle ground between community concerns and expansion and growth of Occidental College, which has lead him to be respected among community members.

Under Veitch, the college has added new expansions to its campus. Swan Hall, a century old faculty residence hall, has been expanded to accommodate Occidental College’s growing staff. In 2012, under Veitch’s leadership, Occidental College opened the Samuelson Alumni Center, which stands as a testament to Occidental College’s commitment to its alumni. Apart from new buildings, Jonathan Veitch has also overseen numerous renovation projects to the interiors of several other buildings on campus, adding to the buildings that are already there instead of expanding out into the surrounding community.

In order to support this expansion, and to encourage a greener lifestyle, Veitch has also overseen the construction of a 1 Megawatt solar panel to provice over 10% of Occidental College’s electricity needs.  Both in the past and in the present, Jonathan Veitch proved himself to be worthy as a leader, an educator, and an advocate of these traits. Occidental College is lucky to have him as its president and will surely feel the effects of his leadership for years to come.

Kyle Korver Hype

 

There is no doubt that Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks is one of the best shooters in the game and he is being hailed this week as being one of the best shooters of all time, as he has gone ninety percent from the free throw line this season while also shooting fifty percent from the field as well as fifty percent from the three point line. These numbers are absolutely ridiculous when you compare this to typical statistics in the National Basketball Association, but to call him the best shooter in the game right now is far more ridiculous. Kyle Korver may be shooting at an insane percentage, but he really isn’t taking that many shots. You can take Stephen Curry, who is without a doubt the best shooter in the game, probably the most valuable player this season and may go down as the best shooter of all time and say that he shoots a little bit less of a percentage than Korver. The difference is that Kyle Korver is a mere factor on his team and is not the player that is taking all of the shots and the person that teams are preparing for. He is dominant in his role and he is an astounding shooter, but to call him the best shooter in the game is laughable. Stephen Curry is the best shooter around and his teammate Klay Thompson is probably second. This healthy competition between players has fans like Paul Matheison excited for the Warriors Hawks match up next week

North American Spine Releases Infographic Addressing Posture

Stand up straight! We’ve all heard it, but North American Spine created a stunning infographic that details how important posture truly is. The infographic was titled Practicing Proper Posture and was recently posted on PR Newwsire. The infographic covered important items such as understanding how poor posture can lead to recurring back pain, how to spot the signs of bad posture, and ways to practice better posture when standing or sitting to help prevent back pain.

One of the best aspects of the infographic was the data-rich details it provided. For instance, North American Spine’s infographic showed that not will 80% of Americans suffer from low back point at some point in their lives, but it is also the number one cause of disability in the entire world. Similarly, it showed that 70% of Americans spend over 6 hours a day sitting, many of us sitting with poor posture. It also shared that back pain isn’t the only negative result of poor posture, but that it can also lead to headaches, insomnia and neck pain. The infographic used the aforementioned statistics paired with rich visuals to detail how to prevent low back pain by utilizing proper posture in daily activities.

North American Spine is the exclusive provider of AccuraScope® procedure, a minimally invasive spine surgery designed to cure chronic lower back pain. One interesting statistic within the PR Newswire report was that the average patient who turns to AccuraScope will save over $20,000 in out-patient medical bills during their lifetime.

If you would like to see the full infographic or share it with friends, family or co-workers who can benefit from improving their posture.

What had happened was….

Deflate-gate is the name that has been given by the Web to the latest cheating ploy of the New England Patriots. 11 of the 12 balls that each team are allotted during a game were deflated for the New England Patriots. Although this point has not been lauded by many that follow the game, it is a big sign that cheating was actually involved. The twelfth ball is used for kicking because a deflated ball would not kick well. Additionally, on kicks in a football game is the only time a team would touch the ball on an opposing team.

The kicker is that interceptions is the other time that a team would encounter the opposing team’s ball. It just so happens that the balls were discovered on an interception of Tom Brady. In two separate interviews, Coach Belichick also known as Beli-Cheat has been fined in the past for being caught cheating, and Tom Brady have denied altering the balls themselves. Fans arounf the country like Marc Sparks are outraged. However, no one should expect the NFL to be above board on anything that may hurt their image and the images of golden boys like Tom Brady.

Carr and the Raiders

Quarterback of the Oakland Raiders Derek Carr may have been overshadowed by the success that his older brother brought to the expansion team Houston Texans over a decade ago, but he is making his own name in the National Football league now. Although he did not have a great rookie season, little blame can be put on the young and very talented quarterback as he did not have much around him. The Raiders turned their dismal season around late in the season as they went on to win their last three games at home.

Ben Shaoul says he really is not that surprised that their head coach would be fired, but the Oakland Raiders feel that they have a very strong team brewing under the quarterback position by Carr and the new head coaching position by Jack Del Rio. The Raiders are more than a decent team on paper. They have talent that has been underutilized and they have been a team in the midst of transition after Al Davis passed away several years ago. Davis was the man in charge in Oakland and has made the major decisions for the Oakland Raiders over the last handful of decades. Although the Raiders had a very dismal season, they look to have the pieces in place to be a decent team as the years go on. Jack Del Rio is a man of business and the Raiders hope he can take the team and take them back to prominence in the AFC.

Dr. Rod Rohrich – Best Dallas Plastic Surgeon

If you are in need of plastic surgery in the Southeast you need to look into Dr. Rod Rohrich. There is no one acquainted with plastic surgery who hasn’t heard of Dr. Rod Rohrich. This Dallas based plastic surgeon is also an academic and has authored various publications regarding plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery and other major areas in the field. On Dec 2014, he became D Magazine’s best Dallas plastic surgeon and no one can disagree that it is a well-deserved honor for the man. The advancements and innovations that Dr. Rod Rohrich has made in the field of plastic surgery are astounding.

He was raised in North Dakota and is currently the Chairman and Professor of UTWS’s Dept. of Plastic Surgery. His accolades include various honors, including Crystal Charity Ball and Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in his field of plastic surgery. ASPS’ official medical journal also has him on the position of the editor in chief. These achievements have been the reason that no one was surprised when he got the best Dallas plastic surgeon award from D Magazine.

The award was given on the basis of online polls that were confidential. Industry professionals and doctors were invited to vote for their favorite doctors and more than 40 specialties were included in the categories. The purpose of the award was to identify and honor physicians who are not only well respected, trusted and admired in their field but people who have made stellar contribution over the years of their career. Time and time again, Dr. Rod Rohrich has proven that his work is something to be noticed. Not just that, what sets him apart from other surgeons in the field is his commitment towards his patients. He is known for doing what is best for the patients. Prejudices and personal issues never come in the way of his work.

Getting the award, he was happy and could help mentioning his outstanding team without which he wouldn’t be standing where he is. He added how compassionate, loyal and communicative his team was and said that they were the main reason why his facility was unarguably the best in Dallas for plastic surgery.

Dr. Rod Rohrich also took this time to educate people about the difference between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. He said that the former was easily the best of both worlds because it also included reconstructive surgery. His research and his excellent skill in the field have made the voters of the poll very happy about the results.

Sam Tabar’s Investment Tips for 2015

The New Year has begun and people are looking to make healthy lifestyle choices now more than ever. According to a recent survey by Fidelity Investment, over half of consumers have set financial resolutions for the New Year of 2015. While these resolutions are good willed, they are bound to fall through without the knowledge to actually make them happen. Fortunately, Columbia Law School trained attorney and capital strategist Sam Tabar has come up with the perfect investment tips to make 2015 a profitable year and shared them with CNBC.

The first thing Tabar urges novice investors not to do is to make risky investments. One type of investment that can be quite risky is a commodity trade. This market is more likely to change rapidly and unpredictably so investors should at least do their research before getting involved in a commodity trade. It is also important to note that high-risk investments require more start up money since they might result in short-term losses before producing a return.

Another avenue that investors can take is investing in private markets. For example, this can be done by investing in entrepreneurs and their ideas or start up businesses. This, again, requires a lot of research on the investors part, so they know what they are getting themselves into. However, as long as the investment is a wise decision, they are a great way to help other people in making their dreams come true.

No matter which stock market investors decide to get involved with first, Tabar urges them to keep their portfolio diverse. This way they will always have a stock to fall back on in case another one did not turn out as well as hoped. Lastly, Tabar’s most important advice is to start investing now. Often times investors hesitate to make their first investment and end up doing nothing at all. It would be unfortunate for people to end up in their retirement without having made any investments in the past to help them live a more comfortable life. After all, there is no better time than the present.

Source: CNBC