There are so many circumstances in the lives of people everywhere, and these circumstances aren’t always what some would consider ideal. However, circumstances are circumstances and we can’t get away from them. There was a time that you wouldn’t hear of a mother bringing her child to school, are you kidding? Especially a college where concentration is the upmost of importance. So yes, let’s commend this teacher for doing the unthinkable.
Not only does he allow parents to bring their children to class, because sometimes that’s the circumstance, but he also stopped a mother from leaving the class with her crying baby according to Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. His actions spoke louder than words according to Fortune, showing that he cared about a mother and her baby and supported her decision to get an education. This professor probably has no idea how many lives he has and will touch with just this story alone. Life is not always set up in a nice little row or a neat pretty package, but we still have to take the cards we are dealt and make a hand. So bravo mom, bravo teacher you’ve shown us that it really does take a village to raise a child.
In a bid to turn back the tide of recent gains by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Iraq has announced a major counter-attack to seize control of Ramadi once more. The ground forces consist of Iraqi regular army troops, and Shiite & Sunni militias. The forces have combined to establish a threefold frontal attack on ISIS soldiers which have now surrounded the city. In addition, the Iraqi government claims to have deployed new weapons which will all them to seize the initiative against ISIS.
News of the counter-attack comes only days after President Obama has been taking a lot of criticism from GOP lawmakers over the lack of air support he provided Iraq in the defense of Ramadi. Military analysts have pointed out that is it much harder to retake a city than it is to defend it. Still, the president insists that it is Iraq’s job to defend itself against insurgents. The new coalition is certainly proof that Iraq may be better coordinating its available internal resources to thwart ISIS. In the past, the concern with reaching out to Shiite militias has been their ties to Iran, which would allow the world’s lone terrorist sponsoring state to exert more influence in Iraqi affairs. At this point, there may not be much choice for Iraq, at least in the eyes of Sergio Cortes. The US is reluctant to recommit ground forces. Short of that, the country has to unify against a common enemy or face being overrun by them.
One of the most exciting developing technologies has to be image recognition. The average computer user uses this technology without realizing it. Today it’s used for security, facial recognition, and even shopping among other things. However, the average user may not be aware of exactly what image recognition is.
It’s the process of identifying and changing an object or feature into a digital image. The technology is able to acquire and analyze images by changing them into a numerical set of information that your computer can read. It can be thought of as how computers see. There are three main components to the technology. There is pattern recognition, facial recognition and Optical character recognition (OCR).
OCR detects text and “reads” it. It’s the technology that lets you take a picture of a check so that you can deposit it when you’re away from the bank. Facial recognition is the ability of a computer to “look” for certain distinguishing facial characteristics in order to tell it from another face. If you have ever tagged a person from a photo on Facebook you have used this technology.
It’s the pattern recognition technology that is by far the most exciting of the three. This technology isn’t limited to just certain images but can “read” any pattern of pixels. This ability means it can identify objects such as cars and trees and tell them apart. Pattern recognition also has the capacity to recognize logos. In the past if you searched for a company’s logo you had to type the words into a search bar and wait for the search engine to find it. That’s no longer true with pattern recognition. It can ever tell different cartoon characters apart even if they are shown in various poses.
This ability is changing the way we use technology to interact with our world. It is becoming more common. You can find it in factories, security surveillance systems, toll booth monitoring and your computer as well as smartphones.
One of the leading companies in this recognition technology is Slyce. This company is heavily involved in visual recognition. They are headquartered in Toronto and launched their platform in Feb. 2013. They developed a visual product search platform. This technology can identify products from a picture. Shoppers using this platform are now able to shop just by clicking on an image on their smartphones making the process easier for the user. So far, they have partnered with six of the top twenty retailers including Neiman Marcus. The platform promises to become even better, giving users greater options.
It seems like some people have a much larger influence in their communities than do others. Sometimes this is because of commercial success or a particular profession and at other times, it is because of charitable works. On rare occasions, it is a combination of all of these things. This is the case with Haidar Barbouti, one of Houston’s most influential citizens.
Mr. Barbouti and his family have lived in the Houston area for a number of years. Many years ago, Haidar made the decision to participate in commercial real estate sales. In fact, he has more than 20 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. In reality, he actually participated in his first real estate deal much earlier than that, in 1986. Since that time, he has exacted additional real estate deals all over the world. Eventually, he made the decision to specialize in commercial property and as such, he has transformed many commercial properties into office buildings and shopping malls. He has also been instrumental in land development and has converted many commercial properties into condominiums.
When all these things are considered, one would expect that this is an individual who is extremely busy. Despite that fact, he makes a number of charitable contributions in the Houston area. While he is generous with his money, he is also a generous with his time, donating both to ensure that children as well as animals are taken care of. He is so concerned with ensuring that unwanted animals are cared for throughout the Houston area that he even donated one of his commercial properties to be adapted as an adoption center so that more animals could be taken off the streets and put in a safe place until they could be placed in a permanent home.
It is easy to understand why this particular individual has such a big influence in the Houston community. When his professional endeavors as well as his charitable contributions are considered, he has been a mainstay in the Houston area for a number of decades and he continues to ensure that he actively participates in the community that he has lived in for so long. Perhaps more importantly, he demonstrates that he has a desire to share his success with others who are less fortunate.
This is a lesson that few people practice but the Houston community is better as a direct result of the professional and charitable endeavors of Haidar Barbouti. He is an individual that exemplifies the way that good fortune should be reciprocated back into the community in which one lives.
President Obama believes in the NSA phone collecting program. The President doesn’t want NSA to collect information on Americans that don’t have ties with terrorists organizations, but he does want NSA to snoop on possible terrorist activities. The Patriot Act is due to expire soon, and the President wants the Senate to work through their recess to make adjustments to the Patriot Act.
The Patriot Act was passed after the 9/11 attack. It was designed to catch terrorists using surveillance tactics that were illegal before the Act was passed. NSA decided to use Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect data from Americans that had no association with terrorist’s organization. NSA collected bulk data, but they didn’t catch any terrorists. In fact, the Patriot Act hasn’t been successful if it was designed to catch terrorists.
Obama wants to continue collecting data to keep Americans safe and secure according to Steve Murray on an article on his personal site. But other senators think the Patriot Act violates our 4th Amendment right. That amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches. The House has already passed two bills that would continue the Patriot Act program, but the Senate rejected them.
Relationships can be a complicated thing which is probably why so many of them fizzle out long before they get a good foothold. Maybe we are just looking in the wrong place for our significant other, after all, how many bar scenes are you prepared to stomach anyway? For those who have hopes of increasing their chance of success, SiteJabber users know there is Anastasia Date. While the concept of meeting someone is similar to many dating sites, the possibilities are much greater. Anastasia Date has been helping passing ships to meet each other ever since they initially burst in on the dating scene in 1993.
The first thing to keep in mind is that Anastasia Date did not originally intend to enter the business of online dating. Founded by a Russian immigrant who joined hands in matrimony with an American they probably wanted to show their success to other lonely hearts like themselves. When lifestyles changed in Russia, and the infamous wall was removed, there were Russian women looking for love. Add that to an increasing number of failed American relationships and an opportunity began to present itself. The company initially broke ground as a well-organized opportunity for Americans and Russian women to meet and exchange ideas.
With the favored outcome of Anastasia Date and a success story heading for the history books, the company realized that it could do a lot more with the resources of the Internet. Turning the page from connections that came with a variety of logistical challenges Anastasia Date launched its online presence in 2003. Operating four primary websites to help ignite tender relationships around the world, the love connection genius has expanded from Russian and American connections to other countries across the globe. More than a decade later, Anastasia Date is boasting of millions of members located in over a hundred countries around the world.
Anastasia Date has proven that they have the love connection mastered. They have also shown that they are not afraid to use the technology at their fingertips to help them achieve their goals. To that end, Anastasia Date has employed an app for smartphone users to stay in touch wherever they go. With their own application to keep track of unscrupulous users who don’t share their feelings, the future and safety of their growing membership will only improve from this point. If a love connection is your goal, and you have had your fill of blind dates it might be time to try something new.
Horrified parents are trying to reconcile how a pediatric dentist could pull more teeth than necessary, and get away with the deed for years.
Perhaps because when asked, his dental assistants covered for him and Dr. Schneider has settled prior malpractice cases out of court.
Dozens of parents are suing the Florida dentist for unnecessary surgeries and abuse.
Brandi Motley’s six-year-old daughter had seven teeth pulled and claims the dentist choked and threatened her. Her daughter only required one extraction. Motley called police while standing in the parking lot, but local police ignored her claims. Motley has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Why would an experienced dentist knowingly extract additional teeth? For money.
Dr. Schneider accepts Medicaid, and they pay per tooth. The more teeth he pulled, the bigger the reimbursement. The incentive is so good that the dentist has collected close to $4 million in pay for providing his services.
Yet, Dr. Schneider’s abuse can be tracked back to 1995. He was sued for malpractice for placing 16 unnecessary crowns in the mouth of a three-year-old. The case settled for $7500.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department has begun an investigation, as well as the Florida Attorney General.
It was announced by NexPoint that James Dondero and Arthur Laffer would be joining the board of directors of the company. While Mr. Dondero is going to be the board’s Chairman, Mr. Laffer would be the Compensation Committee’s Chairman. NXRT’s CFO, Brian Mitts, spoke to Business Wire and said that James Dondero was the co-founder of the company and had more than 30 years under his belt which was exciting for the company. He also mentioned that Arthur Laffer was one of the most respected and prolific minds that the industry had to offer and as such, the company was looking forward to have the two individuals on its board. The CFO expressed optimism towards the future of the company, now that Laffer and Dondero were on the team, and added that the expertise and value addition would do the company a world of good.
James Dondero is the President of NXRT and has also served as President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Plus, he has acted as the President and founder of NexPoint Advisors and NexBank’s Chairman. All these companies are affiliates of of the Company Advisor NexPoint Real Estate Advisors. HCM was founded by Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993 and, as of 31st March 2015, the company manages $21 billion of assets with its affiliates. James Dondero has experience in credit and equity investing spanning over 30 years and also has substantial experience in portfolio management.
Dr. Arthur Laffer is the Chairman and founder of Laffer Associates. In the 1980s, he served on the Economic Policy Board of President Reagan. He is known as the Father of Supply Side Economics because of his contribution and acumen in economics. He has also been on the Time Magazine’s cover because he invented the Laffer Curve that completely changed the course of the industry and is one of the greatest minds of the century for that reason.
Source: NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. Appoints Arthur Laffer and James Dondero to Board of Directors – MarketWatch
The best boxer in the world right now is Floyd Mayweather, and many people might actually think otherwise. However, the second best boxer in the world is undoubtedly Gennady Golovkin. Gennady recently fought in front of a sold out crowd in Los Angeles, California according to STX Entertainment. The Russian born slugger knocked out his opponent in the sixth round, and the victory earned him his 20th straight knockout victory in a row. Fans are calling for a superfight for Gennady Golovkin. Sadly, it appears that no one wants to face him.
Boxing fans are beginning to wise up, and many people now realize how corrupt the sport actually is. Floyd Mayweather is paid hundreds of millions of dollars for performing in boring contest.
Fight fans can only dream of a matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin, but it is highly unlikely to take place. Floyd Mayweather’s father has said that Gennady Golovkin is too large of an opponent for his son. However, Floyd Mayweather has faced larger opponents in the past, and Gennady Golovkin wouldn’t be the largest fighter that Floyd has ever faced.
Gennady Golovkin is the future of boxing, but he may never get his chance to shine. Yahoo! Sports. recently published an article explaining the corruption that is currently taking place in the boxing world. It has become more apparent that Floyd Mayweather is more concerned about making money than entertaining the fans.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots should be ashamed of themselves. If you haven’t heard by now, it was recently discovered that the New England Patriots were in fact deflating footballs of their opposing teams. It was also revealed that Tom Brady had knowledge of the sneaky acts that his team was pulling.
The NFL organization has found clear evidence that the New England Patriots cheated their way to a Super Bowl. However, the Super Bowl did not suffer from any deflated balls, but Tom Brady and his team cheated the entire season. Many people think that Tom Brady should be stripped of his Super Bowl ring, and I happen to agree with these people.
The NFL recently suspended Tom Brady for four games of the new season, and the New England Patriots have also been fined one million dollars. However, I believe that the Super Bowl championship should be stripped away from the New England Patriots as well. They did not earn their victory with honor. If they didn’t deflate the balls of the other team, it is highly unlikely that the New England Patriots would have even made it to the Super Bowl. My friends at NexBank and James Dondero agree that Tom Brady should be ashamed of himself, and he should retire from the NFL before he ruins his legacy anymore. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.