NuoDB is a New Type of SQL Database

The NuoDB software is a new-style SQL database that gives its clients the flexibility to create new cloud-based infrastructure or to expand and modernize an existing cloud database. With its patented elastically scalable database, NuoDB is able to allow its users to keep the reliability of an SQL database while also being able to modify and adjust their settings for their company needs and have the constant updating and flexibility needed in cloud computing.

Unlike a traditional SQL database, which has to be pre-programmed, the NuoDB software is able to control costs by adjusting to the database needs as they occur, which is a definite advantage in the Cloud. Even if there are server and other outages, the software can adapt and deliver. However, the many benefits of an SQL database remain, including transactional consistency and durability.

The NuoDB architecture takes a three-tiered approach. With its administrative, transactional, and storage tiers, it avoids the close coupling error that occurs on some cloud administrators between applications and data on the disk drive. Also, it uses a set of in-memory caches to give cloud-style elasticity without sacrificing the data security.

NuoDB was first created in 2008 by Barry S. Morris and Jim Starkey.

Highland Capital Management: The Most In-Demand Company Specializing In Financial Solutions in the U.S.

Highland Capital Management is widely considered to be one of the leading financial solutions providers in the U.S. Since its formation in 1990, the company’s founders, James Dondero and Mark Okada, have strived to provide high-quality services to its diverse range of clients both locally and internationally. With other two decades’ worth of experience, the enterprise prides itself in going above and above to provide an array of essential services such as long and short equity, real estate, health care, high yield credit and much more.

Initially, Highland Capital Management specialized in managing secured bank loans and fixed income markets to meet the current needs of its customers. As the enterprise progressively grew, it only deemed necessary to venture into additional services emerging in the current market.

Leadership Structure

Highland Capital Management to operate under the insightful leadership of its two founders, James Dondero and Mark Okada. With over three decades’ worth of experience, Mr. Dondero has proven to be an integral asset in the company courtesy of his extensive expertise in high yield investing and equity markets. Since the company’s formation in 1990, Dondero is credited with overseeing the development of award winning products such as REITS, hedge funds, private equity funds, CLOs and much more. Aside from playing an active role in such duties, Dondero is also credited with coordinating the development of the Protective Life to over $2 billion in market valuation.

On the other hand, Mark Okada currently serves as the company’s co-founder and Chief Investment Officer. The Dallas-based investor brings on board invaluable ideas and a crafty skillset necessary in effectively operating Highland Capital Management. With over $18 billion in assets under his keen management, Okada possesses crucial credentials necessary in providing diverse investment solutions to customers.

Services Offered

• High Yield Credit: Highland’s position as a prominent institution gives it a unique edge in providing credit-based products and solutions that complement the high-yield credit market. As a testament to their proficiency, the company is undeniably one of the largest custodians of bank loans with over $13 billion in bank loan assets.

• Long and short equity: Highland is adept at offering alternative equity strategies aimed at minimizing volatility, while also offering consistent performance on smart investment strategies.

Talos Energy Successfully Enters the Mexican Oil Market

The Mexican oil industry has recently allowed foreign capital into their market. This is a sea change from the previous eight decades in which state-run monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos completed every project from top to bottom. The oil industry in Mexico has been nationalized since 1938.
A well was drilled in Mexican waters and it is a three-way partnership of private companies. The joint venture involves Premier Oil Plc. out of London, Talos Energy LLC from Houston, and Sierra Oil & Gas located in Mexico.
The well is called Zama-1 and is located in the Sureste Basin near the Mexican state of Tabasco. The well could conceivably extract 100-500 million barrels of crude oil according to estimates. Premier Oil put forth these figures in the press release. The drilling of the well may take up to 90 days. The three companies won a round of bidding in 2015 after Mexico decided to open up their oil industry to foreign investment.
A noted analyst, Elaine Reynolds, from Edison Investment Research Ltd., has commented upon the interest that this endeavor has generated in the industry. From a geological perspective, the structure of the basin is likely to bring forth success. Another analyst also related the importance of this development to the Mexican oil market.
Talos Energy is a privately held company based in Houston, Tx. whose focus is on the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast. They have considerable experience in these areas. Both management and their technical teams have spent the majority of their careers working in said territories. They employ a wide range of the latest technological advances to maximize their efficiency and production.
One great example of their technological prowess is their database of seismic data. This enables them to accurately map the terrain in which they are operating. This is a three-dimensional process that covers nearly all of the acreage in their portfolio. It allows for optimization of their drilling and better evaluation of new possibilities.
Talos Energy takes great pride in producing the energy which helps fuel the world. They also place great emphasis on safely developing their energy products. Environmental safety is a driving force within the company amongst all divisions.

Honey Birdette Taking on Europe and Beyond

Upscale lingerie boutique, Honey B irdette, has massive plans in the works to hugely increase its global footprint in Europe as well as its digital fan base in the United States. A recent article announced the company’s plans, which include taking their store count in the United Kingdom from three to forty by the close of 2018.

Honey Birdette is the brainchild of Eloise Monaghan. It was founded after cocktails and conversations with Monaghan’s friends revealed that there was no place to buy the lingerie they wanted in an upscale environment that offered top quality materials and products. Thus, Honey Birdette was born in 2006 and quickly grew from one location in 55 throughout Australia.

The brand is known for their Honeys, who work in the store and create a fun, playful experience for customers, while also educating and informing. Guests sip champagne while they lounge in luxurious décor. The stores offer most everyone one could imagine, including lingerie sets that vary from soft lace outfits to a full BDSM line.
Honey Birdette expanded its global reach into the United Kingdom with the opening of three stores. The announcement of the expansion from three to forty comes as a huge sign of the brand’s success in the United Kingdom market, as well as foretelling of continued growth with physical locations across Europe and beyond.

The additional forty stores are slated to be finished by 2018, with the first opening in Westfield Stratford, Leeds and Newcastle. The announcement also stated that HB was eyeing additional locations in Europe, one could speculate Paris as another essential for their customer base.

Consumers across the pond weren’t disappointed, as Honey Birdette announced the launch of its brand new e-commerce site designed specifically for people in the United States and will provide faster shipping and returns.

Avaaz Activism for website era

It is no surprise how the internet has greatly improved the overall lives of many people around the world – and equally how much it has made the lives of others much more difficult. However, like anything in life, things are only good or bad if we make them out to be.

Avaaz is an activist organization that has found great success at helping activist all around the world due to the internet. The organization and we urge you to visit their site, has live streams of activism all around the world that are keeping vigilant.

Ths is a great site for anyone who would like to get some support for their activist engagements. The most important thing about being an activist is being able to spread your voice and Avaaz is giving people all around the world the platform to rally people to their cause and help fight for something that is worth fighting for.

If you are someone that is looking for a place to rally your cause and would really like to fight for something noble and of meaning and are looking for like mines then avaaz is the organization for you – as there are numerous activist all around the world that are trying to change the world for the better.

Avaaz has become a superpower since its inception and the founder has been said to be one of the most influential activist leaders across the web. By ourselves we can only do so much but work with many we can accomplish so much more than we could ever dream of.

Honey Birdette Continue Expanding its Network

One of the largest lingerie brands in Australia, Honey Birdette, has started a dedicated US e-commerce website. The fast growing company has revealed plans to expand its UK retails store from three to forty before the end of 2018. Over the past 12 months, the company experienced a steady increase in sales by about 374% in its US online sales. This has been achieved due to increased customer satisfaction associated with faster delivery. In its home market, the company has over 55 outlet stores. It is also planning to increase its UK line-up stores to more than 10.

About Honey Birdette

Honey Birdette is the Australia’s first sensuality boutique. The brand was founded at Brisbane by entrepreneur Eloise Monaghan in 2006. The ideas of starting the business first started after Monaghan and Barboza, a former co-founder, visited an adult shop party in search of a present. Based on their encounter and experience in the store, the duo decided to start their shop as they felt women were not served as they should be. The urge to increase confidentiality and privacy for women who want to buy personal attires and products such as lingerie prompted them to start the business.

With more than one mentor along the way, Monaghan has been able to make a world class business. The company has adopted a fast fashion strategy that ensures that the customer has a shorter attention span. Continued innovation is what has made the business to keep growing. The company is today ten years old. Its net profit rose by almost 40 percent to approximately $1.07 million in the year 2015 and a turnover of over 26 million dollars. Honey Birdette always put its customer first and has an exceptional and a well-trained team that fully understands the scope of the business.

For more information follow Honey Birdette on Facebook.

A Preparatory Innovation of Agora Financial Company

Agora has assisted individuals in growing and protecting their own wealth. Agora is a financial institution in the private sector of being the financial market for a long time. Their division was formed to help other companies find the right avenue that will fit their establishment. It provides ways of chronologically building strategies for the prospering companies. Their representatives are mobile researchers and their time is well invested in seeking out opportunities. Agora operates on undiscovered projects by avoiding the mainstream. Their projects give their customers first hand opportune so the investors can purchase products at a cheaper cost. The company has various departments covering an implemented entity of focal points that makes Agora Finance unique in its own way. The company projected the cost of gold, the housing market, the oil refinery and the medical era before the mainstream market discovered it. Today it effects the high rise and cost of the consumers.

Agora Finance has grown and expanded since 1979. They have provided information to the customers through media sources, publications and innovative customer service. Agora was the first in its sector to allow their workers to explore their ideas and suggestions on improving or better serve their customers. In the expansion, the company has been recognized by other big name companies like the Wall Street Journal, various business news networks and newspaper publications. The growth of Agora also allowed them to move to the historic District of Baltimore in 1994. As a parent company, sub companies emerged moving across America. With the knowledge and progression of Agora, it has developed vast websites for the organizations and entrepreneurs and others for the Fortune 500.

The company has provided books along with other media sources bringing on board the publishers to reach out to the customers by using strategies to accomplish materials that are educational and investment suave. Books of best-selling authors. Founder Bill Bonner and Executive Publisher Addison Wiggin. The two collaborated and created an inspired movie. The movie was a documentary of the aggressive change in the economy for the United States and the people. Interviews were held by former comptrollers, former Chairman’s and a super investor; just to name a few. For research purposes, an insight was launched aiming for understanding the events of marketing in the future and how it would affect the people.

For more information on Agora Financial follow them on Facebook.

Avaaz: A Better World Is Just a Click Away

Billing itself as the world’s foremost online change agent, has revolutionized activism since its inception in 2007. From human rights and climate change to corruption, poverty and ameliorating worldwide conflict, Avaaz has established itself as a clearinghouse of progressive reform over the past decade.

“The globe’s largest and most powerful activist network,” according to the UK’s Guardian, Avaaz (from the Persian word for “voice” or “song”) has inspired activists in at least 30 countries to unite for meaningful change. Causes Avaaz has championed include confronting Monsanto, pressuring governments worldwide on climate change, advocating on behalf of political refugees, and promoting peace in conflict zones. Avaaz supported Iran’s “Green Revolution,” by setting up proxy servers that allowed protestors to communicate and share video. The organization later supported a no-fly zone over Libya and aided the Syrian civil uprising, training activists and sending millions in aid for communications equipment and medical assistance.

Avaaz, with sites in 15 languages, was established to unite and empower idealists across the globe to make a collective difference in ways both large and small. From signing petitions and making small donations to citizen lobbying and public relations events intended to draw news coverage to important issues, Avaaz is intended to allow individuals to work together across borders and ideologies to make the world a better place. Using communication technology to draw together like-minded people, Avaaz aims to act as a megaphone, crowdsourcing advocacy for meaningful change on an international level.

Follow Avaaz on Twitter @avvaz for more information.

Mexican entrepreneur Omar Yunes wins Best Franchisee of the World

The best restaurants serve more than tasty food. They offer impeccable service by friendly, well-trained employees in an inviting atmosphere. When in Mexico, you have 13 options that guarantee these things and Omar Yunes owns them all.

Yunes won the Best Franchisee of the World award for his management and contributions to Sushi Itto. He owns 13 locations of the restaurant in Mexico City, Puebla and Veracruz. His franchise locations comprise nearly 10 percent of the Sushi Itto family.

The Best in Mexico
He first competed nationally to earn the title of Best Franchisee in Mexico. The competition pits competitors across industries against one another based on business practices and innovations. His closest competition, Iván Tamer, owns franchises of Prendamex, a network of pawnshops. The national competition judges included representatives of Entrepreneur magazine, cross-sector entrepreneurs, the Mexican Association of Franchises, and Universidad Anáhuac representatives.

The Best in the World
At the international competition last December 5, in Florence, Italy, Yunes competed against the top franchisees from 34 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico and Portugal. Yunes purchased his first location of the Japanese food chain when he was 21. Since then, he built a chain of locations of the sushi shop and diversified his businesses to include Atma Real Estate, Board of Ideas and a Quizno’s franchise. Yunes earned a law degree from Autonomous Technical Institute of Mexico. He previously practiced law for Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).

The entrepreneur says the award actually represents the work of a team effort of he, his 400 employees, and the brand. Together, they positively impacted the brand’s network with knowledge, cost savings, employee motivation, earnings and improvements. The key improvements Yunes made to the Sushi Itto network were enhanced information management between franchise and franchisee, and creating control boards to track unit measurements, said Diego Elizarrarrás, BFW Mexico organizer.

Clearabee-Keeping it Neat

Clearabee has become known as the largest man and van style of rubbish clearance company in the UK. They are located in Birmingham just outside of London and they have never subcontracted any of their rubbish removal jobs. That means that you can rest assured that your rubbish will always end up at the proper waste disposal site.


Clearabee reached national coverage by the end of 2015 and they have been providing their rubbish removal services since 2013. Clearabee employs over 165 employees and has a fleet of 65 rubbish removal vehicles that serves London and all surrounding areas.


Clearabee came up with their beebag service which is a skip bag service in 2016. This service includes free next day delivery, same day collection and the option to put the skip bag in the most convenient pick up location to the customer.


Clearabee also has a Beeloyal program that they have established in 2017. The program offers a 10% account credit for all qualifying orders and the program makes rubbish removal service more convenient and affordable. The staff at Clearabee are all trained in rubbish clearance and extremely capable as well as friendly.


Clearabee offers online bookings anytime of the day or night and they are open 7 days a week. They will also provide rubbish removal services day or night as well as on the weekends. They keep it convenient and easy to use their service anytime that you may need it. Clearabee always offers 100% compliance and they will never subcontract.