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The Story of Helane Morrison Breaking The Glass Ceiling

In the world of business, people often visualize executives as men wearing suits and ties and talking into cellphones as they enter elevators or the public. The people who visualize these images are correct. However what is often overlooked, or not commonly visualized, is that executives are also women. This story is about a woman who had a long sustained career in law and government that ultimately led her into the business world. Helane Morrison currently holds three positions at Hall Capital Partners LLC: Managing Director, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer.

Prior to Morrison joining Hall Capital Partners LLC in 2007, she began her career in law. reports that after Morrison passed the bar exam in the 1980s, she was hired as a law clerk for the Hon. Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District in 1984. A year later in 1985, Morrison was hired as a law clerk for the Hon. Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. As in her previous job, Morrison left her job as a law clerk after a year and joined the law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. She joined them in 1986. During her tenure at the law firm, Morrison was made partner in 1991 and stayed on at the firm for another five years.

Morrison departed from the firm in 1996 to take a job offer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She was offered the job based on the work she focused on during her time at the Howard firm because it dealt primarily matters relating to the SEC. Morrison was a regional director at the SEC and during her tenure, she scored notable achievements. These achievements include: contributing to the efforts to eradicate insider trading, exposing the illegal destruction of audit papers by auditors working as partners for companies, and much more.

2007 was the year Morrison left the SEC and joined the law firm Hall Capital Partners LLC. Morrison left the SEC because she wanted to fight for financial sector equality based on the lack of females holding leadership positions in the financial sector. The career of Helane Morrison serves as an example of personal resilience and ambition for fighting for the ideas she held dear to her heart. I have no doubt Morrison will continue to serve as inspiration for women in the years to come.

Davos Real Estate Group unveils it new real estate application

Davos Real Estate Group (REG) made public their intention to launch Davos CAP Calculator–a mobile application aimed at estimating the return on investment (R.O.I) for real estate clients.

Davos REG is among the independent companies which constitute Davos Financial Group. The main business objective of the company is developing an investment strategy that will meet each client’s expectations.

The founder and Executive Director of Davos Financial Group, David Osio, has been essential in the Latin American and Venezuelan market when in it comes to financial law, financial advising ad banking. Osio has developed a proactive leadership which allows him to increase the level of corporate income over the last few years.

The Executive Director of Davos Real Estate Group, Gerard González, has been working on the design and development of the application with the company Tecknolution. The “Davos CAP Calculator” application has been developed for iPhone and Android devices; which are the latest technology platforms.

David Osio, about the origin of the application, believes that the direction of Davos REG, in line with what has been their business vision, has seen the need to come up with a mobile application that allows them in financially guiding their clients when investing in real estate in the U.S.

In addition to David Osio’s comment Gerard González said, the application developed is an innovative tool that will allow investors get a much clearer financial vision when investing in property. In the same context González says that ,through Davos CAP Calculator, clients can make an estimate of the price of rent on the property that best suits their expected income.

The application will feature a “Mortgage Calculator” that will enable clients to estimate their mortgage as per the Bank’s projections. It will also provide clients with information on the associated rate of interest and the funding period.

Davos REG has in recent months refocused towards developing new partnerships with international real estate agents, thus expanding their trade to Europe, with their first stop being in Spain. These developments, however, have been concurrent with the development of the new “Davos CAP Calculator” application.

González stated that the company is currently working on several projects with the aim of fulfilling their commitment to providing their customers with excellent services. In the first half of 2016, Davos REG has expanded its platform of agents by over 60% that translates to an increase in sales at over 75%.

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Lime Crime’s Doe Deere Proves She’s Tough, Savvy Businesswoman

Lime Crime CEO and founder Doe Deere has learned that you need to develop a thick skin in the makeup business. It’s a cut-throat world where giant companies have ruled the makeup palettes for years, until Doe Deere came to town.

The Russian born beauty took her dream of vibrant, crazy colors and moved to New York City, learning to navigate through a huge metropolis. She had trouble hunting down fun makeup to wear, so she decided to establish her own company, Lime Crime. That was eight years ago, and since that time, Doe Deere has slowly and steadily made her beautiful mark on the world, as jealous haters tried to bury her company.

Doe Deere tells that mean people just come with the territory, and if you’re successful in business, haters can create nasty things about you that are purely baseless. She’s always been tough and a fighter, and the hard work is paying off, having been named one of the Top Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs by Self-Made magazine. Like her wildly-colored makeup brand, Doe Deere is fearless.

Doe Deere has decided to ignore the haters and keep developing palettes with rich pigments that feature unusual colors like yellow lipstick and red eye shadow. Her makeup brand definitely has an edge to it, and fans around the world have discovered Lime Crime’s uniqueness.

Lime Crime and Doe Deere are big on social media, because engaging with an interactive platform can only better a company’s image by reaching out to its customer base. Lime Crime has exceeded two million-plus followers on Instagram, and fans have responded by sending creative selfies wearing her cosmetics.

Lime Crime can be bought online at the shopping site and is sold at major retailers like Urban Outfitters. Her liquid-to-matte Velveteens lipsticks are so popular, that other makeup companies are now duping some of the colors and trying to play catch up. Doe Deere was offering bright blue lipstick to her fans way before the other giant cosmetics companies took notice. Unusual makeup colors have now gone mainstream, thanks to Doe Deere’s vision.

Perhaps Doe Deere’s About me page says it best:

“I make makeup for girls and boys like me, who express themselves unapologetically. Lime Crime is freedom to be you!”

Doe Deere is also big on helping others and has given to numerous charities that improve the lives of children, animals and women.


How Did Securus Make Our Phone Calls Easier?

Securus made our phone calls to the prison a lot easier with their own app. I saw this app in a PR Newswire feature and I never thought for a second that I would be able to make calls into the prison with a phone, but we can make video calls to talk to my brother while he is in jail. This is the simplest way to call in and talk to him, and we can both get behind the camera so that he can see us. We have no other good way of checking in with him, but the jail has a partnership with Securus that is going to yield video calls for everyone who uses the app. We just downloaded the app and got to work immediately.
We can dial up the calls when we have planned to call him a couple days a week, and we have made sure that the calls are made from my phone wherever we are. We do not need to be near a phone number that has been cleared by the jail because I am carrying that phone with me all the time. It is much easier for us to talk to my brother, and we can check in on him to see how he is doing because we can see him in real time.

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Everyone who is trying to call into family or friends in jail should really think about what they can do to make the calls easier. They can use the Securus app to make the calls, and that means they can get a video signal in the jail with the person they are calling. This is just like visiting in person, but it is much more reliable, easier to use and everyone can get onto one call. We have hosted others on our calls, and we are thankful for Securus America.

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Securities Whistleblowers Now Have Powerful Allies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is an agency of the United States federal government that holds the responsibility for enforcing federal securities laws. These laws include the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, The Securities Act of 1933, the Trust indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other statutes. It is commonly referred to as the Exchange Act today. In addition to the laws that have been on the books for many years, the SEC has had a bounty program in place for over 20 years reward whistleblowers monetarily for insider trading complaints and violations. Yet, despite even this monetary reward campaign the Commission found few applications from individuals with information about trading violations. It was assumed that this was because either the program was not recognized or possibly the program was not well designed.

Because of the lack of use of the whistleblower program, the Exchange initiated an Office of the whistleblower whose current chief is Sean McKessy. The office has 8 staff attorneys, paralegals, and a support specialist. The office was put together as a partial response to the almost complete financial collapse of the banking system in America in 2008 when it was discovered that many of the financial institutions and banks in America were blatantly breaking the law to make money while they literally stole money by the truckload from the public. The whistleblower program has completely altered this as SEC chair Mary Jo White has called the whistleblower program a game changer. To enhance this in the minds of security employees and to give them peace of mind in coming forward to report violations, Jordan Thomas and Labaton Sucharow former SEC insiders have wrote and developed the SEC Insider’s Guide to provide straight forward information, and key information to help SEC whistleblowers navigate the ins and outs of how the process works and the agencies involved and of course how to collect their money. Labaton Sucharow  also started the very first whistleblower advocate law firm in the country.

Under the rules of the program, it is important to note that the Security and Exchange Commission is required to pay 10-30% of financial sanctions collected as a result of a successfully completed enforcement action. This reward is available only if the sanctions exceed $1,000,000.00. However, if the threshold is met the whistleblower may also be eligible for additional money awards based on sanctions collected by other regulatory agencies. The law also prohibits retaliation by employers against any whistleblower. They may even report violations anonymously if represented by a SEC whistleblower attorney.

FreedomPop is Making Waves in the Tech Industry

Tired of paying upwards of a hundred dollars just for a decent mobile data plan on your smartphone? Do you just need a basic data plan on which you can check your email, Facebook and make phone calls? Then, check out the FreedomPop app which offers a decent amount of coverage for five dollars a month!

The FreedomPop app offers unlimited voice calls and texting for just five dollars a month. The FreedomPop app taps into the Sprint wireless network. Unlike other major carriers, the FreedomPop app has access to 10 million hotspots across the country (United States). The CEO of the FreedomPop app speculates that the number of hotspots will increase from 10 million to 25 million. This means that access to a cost effective mobile data plan has become easier than ever. The FreedomPop app plans on using hotspots from venues such as Burger King, Best Buy, Starbucks and McDonalds. With the increasing availability of these venues, customers will have access to cheap, affordable internet both at home and on the go!

Using the FreedomPop app is very simple. All the customer needs to do is to download the FreedomPop app from the Google Play store. The customer does not need to manually connect to the Internet by plugging in a pass key. Instead, the FreedomPop app automatically connects the customer to a hotspot. This seamless connection brings the Internet to the customer’s fingertips.

The FreedomPop app makes checking email or Facebook very simple. For just the price of a cup of coffee, customers can have access to millions of hotspots across the Internet with just a simple click. The FreedomPop app fits anyone’s budget, from the college kid to a family of five. Get it today!

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The Many Benefits Of Manse On Marsh

To be serene is to be in a tranquil setting, to be free from stress and to feel the sense of happiness and well-being. The Manse on Marsh is a desirable senior community in the heart of San Luis Obispo. This facility is for those looking to spend their golden years under the constant vigilance of caretakers. The facility is also a powerful tool in the process of liberating from stress and anxiety for seniors. The longer they stay in it, the more effectively they will function in their life affairs.

There are many resources one can find at the Manse on Marsh. From fresh food daily served to cleaning, bathing and transportation assistance, one can find living in an atmosphere that is suitable for like-minded people in similar situations. There are also many ways to cultivate serenity at the Manse on Marsh and some of them include daily routine, physical exercise, prayer and meditation. The mutual influence between all these features and senior citizens has been known for centuries. Regular physical exercise for people in their retirement age provides not only energy and mental clarity but a positive state of emotion as well. It also contributes positively in terms of ability to relax and sleep soundly.

The Manse on Marsh has activities where yoga and mediation classes are held in variety of forms. It offers a mental discipline for residents through which they are able to become still and quiet in mind and body. Over the past few years, many seniors who had lived in this community setting have benefited from such classes, and medical researchers have repeatedly noted its many positive emotional benefits as well. All these features have also been recognized for the support, strength and comfort they lend to those who are looking forward for a peaceful life. The Manse on Marsh is a great place to be for senior citizens if they are unable to do daily chore on their own. The function of this facility is to influence their well-being to bring in positive outcome in a safe environment without undergoing serious interventions and hassles.  Follow them on Twitter for more, which can be found @TheManseonMarsh.

Brian Bonar: An Innovative Entrepreneur And Successful Businessman

Brian Bonar is Dalrada Financial Corporation’s Chairman and CEO. He is recognized as a leader in his field. In fact, has received the highest honor in the professional networking community. Cambridge Publishing named him their 2010/2011 Executive of the Year for finance. This is a major honor.

Only two men and two women from each discipline are included in the Cambridge Who’s Who® Registry each year. The company considers a number of factors in order to make their decision. Three of the most important things they look at are a person’s leadership abilities, their academic achievements, as well as their professional accomplishments. Bonar proved to be outstanding in all of these areas.  Learn more about Brian Bonar: and

Part of the reason Brian Bonar was selected Executive of the Year is his almost 30 years of exemplary work within the financial services industry. His success in professional financial management is evident when one considers the quality of the work he has done over the past 10 years as Dalrada Financial Corporation’s Chairman and CEO.

Under Bonar’s leadership the company provides the highest quality risk management insurance, promotional, financial, and business management services, and employee benefits. Bonar and Dalrada also offer aftermarket products and many other benefits for both employers and employees.

Bonar and his company have long been recognized by their peers and industry watchers as leaders in the field. Not only for his work with Dalrada Financial Corporation, but also for his work with Smart-Tek Automated Services, Inc. and Allegiant Professional Business Service Inc. Read more: Brian Bonar – and Brian Bonar | Whitepages

Through his role as president and/or CEO of all of these companies, Brian Bonar has earned the admiration of many for his marketing strategy and his ability to improve business efficiency. He’s also has experience with mergers & acquisitions, new business development, sales, and forming strategic partnerships.

Brian Bonar attended Strathclyde University in Glasgow Scotland where he earned his BSC in Mechanical Engineering. He then studied International Business Development Studies at Stafford University in England and earned an MBA and a PhD. Bonar spent 18 years with IBM Europe, then held positions in marketing, sales, and product development with companies like AMS Outsourcing, itec imaging technologies, Adaptec, Rastek Corporation, and QMS.

In 1994 he founded the printer technology company Bezier Systems and the trajectory of his life changed. Bonar went on to found and run a series of successful companies in a wide range of industries.

Brian Bonar has was also awarded the honorary title of Lord Bonar of Wilcrick, Cardiff, Wales and was also listed in the 2000 edition of Who’s Who in America. He spends his free time with the Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Museum, and Lion’s Club of Escondido. He also enjoys boating, golfing and family.

Michael Zomber: How the Code of the Samurai Aligned with a Historian

There is something beautiful about history, something somewhat indescribable. Perhaps the best thing one can say about history is it is one of the ways that one is able to capture fragments of time. And it perhaps this part of history that Michael R. Zomber finds so interesting.

Zomber is a well-renown historian who specializes in several aspects of history. He is better known for his work on several types of guns that have passed through human history. He is also the person to go to regarding everything from famous duels to interestingly crafted weapons.

Zomber is also very interested in the Samurai and their swords so much so that he is considered an authority in the subject. In fact, he made a critically acclaimed documentary on the Samurai. The documentary was called the Soul of the Samurai. His knowledge definitely made a splash in the film world and helped enlighten many regarding this particular subject, which is sometimes misrepresented. One subject regarding the Samurai that he is very interested in is the concept of Bushido. Bushido is what the Samurai understood as their moral code, and it means “the way of the warrior.”

Zomber wrote extensively about the Bushido as he feels that it applies to his life in one way or another. Zomber has never claimed to have the kind of discipline that it must have taken a Samurai warrior to master some of the moral values, discipline, and self-sacrifice needed. But he has identified with some of their teachings.

It is what propelled Zomber to become the man he is now. He holds a bachelor’s in English Literature as well as Psychology. Both of which were given to him with honors. This was not an easy task for Zomber because his mind has always been the kind to wander. It was hard for him to focus on some of the subjects his professors would sometimes assign. But there was a certain level of discipline needed to complete school. And it was something that he identified with when it comes to the Bushido culture. Zomber also got a Master’s degree in English Literature from UCLA, too.

Zomber–as a historian–is also an advocate for peace because he believes that weapons and destruction are things that belong in the past. This is one of the reasons that he is involved in organizations like UNICEF that are attempting to bring peace everywhere in the world.  Be sure to follow Michael on Facebook.

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