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Kyle Bass: What Not to Do

If there is one thing that is certain, it is that honesty is the best policy in business. It pays to be honest, and it pays to be ethical. Yet, many people resort to unethical practices in order to earn money. This is often due to a ton of mistakes and blunders made by the people that are attempting to be successful. One of the people that have made tons of slips and bad calls is Kyle Bass. He was once very trustworthy to bring forth accurate predictions and make the right decisions with finances due to his ability to accurately predict the economical downturn. That turned out to be a fluke.

Kyle Bass is often compared to M. Night Shymalan. That director made one good movie, and the rest were disappointing messes. Like Shymalan, Kyle Bass has proven to be full of himself. Kyle Bass has done worse than to rationalize his mistakes and constantly promote himself throughout all of his blunders. He has also acted in ways that are actually costly not just to companies, but to the lives of people. Officials are actually looking for ways to declare his tactics completely illegal.

One scheme that Kyle Bass has been caught in is a scheme to cheat pharmaceutical companies, and that’s what UsefulStooges has been reporting about. He will short sell the stocks and then make some remarks that are false. Sue them and then make tons out of his tactics. This would cause pharmaceutical companies to struggle financially. As a result, they will have a harder time to perform medical research. Also, the patients that depend on them will struggle. As a result, many people will not get the treatment needed for their condition. Many people will deadly conditions will be left to die due to the loss of funding. This shows how low Kyle Bass has gone.

It is understandable that it could be tempting to resort to dishonest means to bring in some extra money. At the same time, it is inexcusable to resort to these specific tactics that can cost tons of lives. Kyle Bass has lost a lot of respect over the years. He also continues to sink to new lows in ways that were probably believed to be impossible. For those that are looking to make investments in the market, it is better to fight the temptation to cheat. In most cases, cheaters are found out and they are addressed according to how they have cheated.

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Atlanta Hawks set up for success as new owners enter first season

In October 2015, while the world prepared for the return of Lebron James to Cleveland, the post-Lebron Miami Heat, and all other things Lebron, the Atlanta Hawks quietly began what would be their best regular season ever. By the All-Star break, they had amassed a 43-11 record and sent four players to the All-Star Game. By the end of the season the Hawks had set a franchise record with 60 wins to take the top seed in the Eastern Conference. They eventually lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to Lebron’s Miami Heat, but it was their best playoff finish in over 40 years.

Despite the stellar season, the Hawks finished 17th in the league in attendance per game and actually lost money on the season. Following a season in which they lost in the first round of the playoffs after squeaking in with a sub-.500 record, fans may not have expected much from their team. Additionally, despite making the playoffs every season since 2007, Atlanta had not passed the second round in 48 years. The team’s owners hope that an influx of young talent, combined with the dramatic improvement in team performance under Coach Mike Budenholzer since his hire in 2013, will see an increase in season ticket sales going into the 2015-2016 season.

Co-owner Bruce Levenson has been coordinating the sale of his share in the team since early 2015, with the sale being approved by the NBA Board of Governors in June 2015. After starting his post-law school career as a journalist for the Washington Star, Levenson co-founded United Communications Group (UCG) in 1977. UCG is a business information company that provides news and analysis for multiple industries. In 2004, Levenson was part of a group of businessmen that purchased the Atlanta Hawks and operate the team’s home, Phillips Arena. Outside of his business ventures, Levenson maintains an active philanthropic life, donating to countless charities and participating with such organization as the Hoop Dreams Foundation and the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C.

The new ownership group has hit the ground running, negotiating new local and national TV deals, and initiating discussions with local Fortune 500 companies about investment opportunities. As a condition of the sale, the team is to remain in Atlanta, so the new owners are looking to get other local businesses involved in the team’s success.  After a franchise-best 60 win season, the accumulation of a slew of young talent being developed by a new coach, and the takeover by a new ownership team looking to lead the franchise to NBA and financial success, the Atlanta Hawks appear set to excel in a strong Eastern Conference this upcoming season.

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James Dondero Spreads His Business Knowledge Around

James Dondero is taking on a new position at NexPoint Residential. Mr.James Dondero of nexbank.com will serve as the chairman of the board of directors, and he will help guide the company into its next phase of business. James has been connected to financial companies in the Dallas area for decades, and his expertise will help NexPoint Residential offer needed services to its customers.

#1: What Does NexPoint Residential Do?

NexPoint Residential is a holding company focused on middle-class developments that have an upside. There are many neighborhoods in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that are ready to be upgraded, and NexPoint aims to take on as many of these properties as possible. Each property NexPoint has taken over has seen a massive uptick in value, and there are more properties around the American southeast that NexPoint manages.

#2: How Does Mr. Dondero Contribute

James’ knowledge of new credit asset classes helps businesses invest their money wisely. NexPoint Residential uses its assets to investment in new properties, and the credit asset classes James is an expert in will help NexPoint make more out of their money. James Dondero is an investment guru who understands how to use just a few dollars into something that is brilliant.

#3: How Are James And NexPoint Connected?

James is the chairman of NexPoint Advisors and NexBank. He is majority owner of the bank, and the bank is affiliated with the investment arm that is known as NexPoint Residential. This move helps to consolidate the properties that fall under his leadership, and adding Arthur Laffer to the board helps bring another financial expert to the table with James.

#4: What Are NexPoint Residential’s Goals For The Future?

NexPoint Residential plans to expand beyond its Texas roots, but the company needs strong leadership in order to make that happen. Allowing Mr. James Dondero to ascend to the top of the company allows him to manage the company in conjunction with his own Highland Capital Management group. The two companies together can make waves in the residential sector, and his expertise will help make NexPoint Residential a go-to business for people searching for homes.

Highland Capital Management helps companies finance their projects, and NexPoint Residential will help middle class American purchase new homes. The potential for a revolution in the real estate market is large, and Mr. Dondero wants to build up the real estate business before passing it on to someone else.

The appointment of James Dondero to the board of NexPoint Residential helps unify his businesses under a single umbrella of leadership. Expanding NexPoint beyond Texas takes quite a bit of knowledge, and James’ leadership will help move the company forward properly. There are billions of dollars in assets under the control of James Dondero, and he has proven over the years that he can manage all these assets properly.

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Yeonmi Park Talks About The Rights Of Refugees And Her Escape from Brutal North Korea

Yeonmi Park has been in the spotlight on youtube often being featured in media following her stance on activism. She is a North Korean young lady who has made a mark in speaking publicly about oppressed people in North Korea. The North Korean defector and a human rights activist fled her country and is now living in Seoul, South Korea.

Park’s journey from the brutal North Korean has not been one without challenges. He has experienced difficult moments during the time of the escape. Park, born in Hyesan in North Korea, escaped the brutal acts of the leadership of her country in 2007. He comes from a family that was at one time part of the North Korea’s ruling elite. She is today an activist, speaker, reporter, and appears on various talk shows and television programs as a celebrity often advocating for rights of North Korean refugees.

Park is deeply touched by what she saw and experienced in and out of North Korea. In 2014, she attained global prominence following a speech she delivered at One Young World Summit held in Dublin, Ireland. This is an annual summit that tries to gather people from all corners of the world to come up with solutions affecting the world population today.

Park gave a speech detailing her experiences during the time she escaped North Korea. The summit in Dublin received close to over 2 million views on YouTube. Park has featured in different newspapers such as the Washington Post and has appeared as a guest on different radio channels including Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, BBC2 and SBS Insight.

She also frequently appears as a guest presenter on the program On My Way to Meet You, which is aired on a South Korean TV. Park co-hosts a podcast dubbed Casey Lartigue and Yeonmi Park Show that is aired in The English Language. She is also a volunteer ambassador of the program Teach North Korean Refugees besides taking other volunteer work with other institutions.

Yeonmi Park saw the bloody executions of people in North Korea and escaped to China when 13 years old together with her family. She also said that her mother was brutally raped in time of the escape. Park travels all over the world raising awareness about the repressive regime of North Korea. She has shared her disturbing childhood memories with various media channels such as the BBC.

In February 2009, Park and her mother left China after they received aid from Christian missionaries and rights activities. She headed to Mongolia where she sought asylum from South Korean diplomats who had turned against her and the family. She traveled through Gobi Desert and upon reaching Mongolian border; the guards there stopped them and began threatening to deport Park and her mother back to China.

At some point when they received the threats from the guards, they vowed to kill themselves using knives and it’s this action, which prompted the guards to let them in, though under custody at Ulan Bator, a detention center in capital of Mongolia.

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Men Wearing Cosmetics: No Need To Explain

A man wearing make-up is gaining popularity and it is not just to improve their looks for a special occasion. Many men wear a number of products like tinted moisturizer, concealer and eyeliner (sometimes referred to as guy-liner) and lipstick.

Women are not alone in concealing facial skin imperfections. Men also are becoming concerned with their appearance and appreciate items like tinted moisturizer or foundation as it protects skin from the sun and pollutants but it also offers a nice color to the face. Lip balm or lip gloss also protects against extreme weather conditions and the harmful sun and just as women enjoy this protection, men are also realizing its benefits. But today men do not have to wear lipstick simply for shielding dangers but it is not unusual for men to wear color lipstick, usually close to their natural shade. For a night out on the town, hanging out with friends or clubbing, many men opt for extreme color. When this urge strikes, view some colors from Lime Crime’s selection of Carousel Gloss and check out shades like Hollygram (emerald with glitter) or Present (rich berry with magenta glitter). Lime Crime cosmetics work for both men and women and every item is made cruelty free and vegan.

When it comes to eye makeup, some men can even transform it into a fashion accessory, coordinating it with ties, handkerchiefs, shirts, hats or whatever. Since the 1970’s and 1980’s when singers David Bowie, Boy George and the band Kiss showed faces with lots of makeup, they seemed to influence men’s looks and state that it is okay for a man to wear makeup and today many men are returning to using eye makeup not only to have more confidence but to express themselves or make a statement.

For an amusing look (great for clubbing), try Lime Crime’s various shades of liquid eyeliner like its Quill or Orchidaceous but gently apply it with a light coat. Place Quill to draw a thin line under lower lashes and apply a bit of black mascara to lashes. If you have pale skin, try a shade like Reason (bluish-gray) or for a unique look to emphasize eyes try this eyeliner in Citreuse (a light neon-lime green).

Once you become comfortable you can experiment with different colors and definitely try them from Lime Crime developed by Doe Deere. Geared for individuals who wish to live their life without apologizing, business and technology executive Deere intended to establish a cosmetic line in 2008 (Lime Crime) that would allow individuals to express themselves and their own style. Beginning with less than one thousand dollars, she obtained success on her own positions. The company has gravitated towards success and the products (including Doe Deere) have accumulated an army of fans of every age.