Saturday, October 19, 2019 Headlines & Global News


Mark Okada, Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital Management, to Retire This Year

Mark Okada, Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital Management, to Retire This Year

Oct 17, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

Highland Capital Management is a multi-billion-dollar Dallas-based hedge fund that was created in the year 1993. Mark Okada was one of the original founders of the company. He created the company with his friend, Jim Dondero. Okada served as the company’s Chief Investment Officer for the past few decades, and Dondero served as its president.

Financing your Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Financing your Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Oct 15, 2019 04:03 PM EDT

Whether you are running a business or are simply concerned about mounting energy bills of your home, investing in energy efficiency is a good step.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Oct 03, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

Statistics concerning vehicular accidents in the United States can be disheartening, as some suggest that being in a vehicular accident and getting injured as a result of an accident are inevitable. In the United States, there are approximately fifty million car crashes annually, with more than half of these accidents being caused by aggressive drivers. Each year, nearly two million drivers involved in car accidents sustain permanent injuries.

eSports: Do Gaming Houses Make Better Athletes?

eSports: Do Gaming Houses Make Better Athletes?

Oct 03, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

Gaming houses or team houses started popping up in South Korea around the launch for Starcraft 2, and have exploded in popularity since. While us regular gamers are grinding away trying to earn our WoW Classic gold or Borderlands 3 money, eSports athletes are earning cold hard cash for their efforts. But how do these players continue to operate at the level they do? Part of the answer is gaming houses.

 Using New Research to Improve Student  Motivation

Using New Research to Improve Student Motivation

Aug 31, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

“A Collaborative effort by the teachers is crucial to provide freedom of Choice to the brilliant students to Control the Challenges in their life “

Volunteer Abroad Programs in Western Europe for Students

Volunteer Abroad Programs in Western Europe for Students

Aug 30, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

Have you thought of volunteering in Europe? Choosing Western Europe for this might not have been your initial thought, but you'd be surprised to learn how many students select this region for volunteering. Despite its rich lifestyle and the popular tourist destination in the area, Western Europe also has very appealing and attractive volunteering opportunities to offer to students like you.

Uber Accident? 5 Crucial Steps to Take

Uber Accident? 5 Crucial Steps to Take

Aug 21, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are becoming more popular by the day. Of course, when any method of transportation gets more popular, the number of related car accidents tends to increase.

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NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World

Jun 12, 2019 04:19 PM EDT

Catastrophic flooding in the U.S. Midwest this spring has caused billions of dollars in damage and wreaked havoc with crops after rain tipped off a mass melting of snow. Seven years of California drought so debilitating that it led to water rationing came to a close after a wet and snowy winter capped off several years of slow rebound and replenished the vital mountain snowpack.

Car Power Inverter: What You Need To Know

May 21, 2019 01:53 PM EDT

There is virtually no use for your car if you cannot perform basic tasks like charging phones or plugging any consumer electronics to it. Even though most cars are designed to act as DC output, there are many ways by which consumer electronics that are mostly designed as AC output can work with the car, according to a producer of car power inverter that doesn't wish to be mentioned.

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Toward Integrated Natural Resource Management in Canada (IMAGE)

Integrated Approaches to Natural Resource Management Key to Canada's Continued Prosperity

Apr 26, 2019 09:42 AM EDT

A new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) finds that conventional methods of natural resource management haven't kept pace with the scale and complexity of 21st-century problems.

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Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age

Apr 16, 2019 07:13 PM EDT

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations can be traced for more than ten generations and suggests that megaliths were graves for kindred groups in Stone Age northwestern Europe.

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Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers

Apr 16, 2019 05:52 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa - Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples.

Housing Market

Negative equity house price risk could be ended, new research confirms

Mar 29, 2019 09:25 AM EDT

The risk of house prices crashing and leaving millions of homeowners in negative equity could be removed if the financial sector adopts new models of investment for housing that are widely used in other areas of finance, according to major new research.

Air pollution in Delhi

Air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

Mar 29, 2019 09:19 AM EDT

According to an independent study released today by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than 674 million Indian citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM2.5 in 2030, even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations.

Woman Boss

When more women make decisions, the environment wins

Mar 22, 2019 08:05 AM EDT

Gender quotas lead to greater forest conservation, study shows

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