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Mighty Fortress International Church – Biblical, Practical and Enjoyable

Adding to their lists categorizing items in the state, and cities, of Minnesota, Highway Highlights brings yet another: 25 Most Beautiful Churches in Minnesota. Following are three of them.

A fine example of Romanesque style architecture is the Fowler Methodist Episcopal Church in Lowry Hill, a historic suburb of Minneapolis. It was designed in 1894 by Warren H. Hayes, a church architect. Made of red brick, the imposing, identical steeples on either side of a triple archway create an inspiring edifice.

Beginning as a parish in 1914, the Church of St. Columba, in St. Paul, was built of Indiana limestone in 1950. This church features a combination of Art Deco/Moderne and French Norman style architecture culminating in a church appearance that belies the true age.

Though less than 20 years old, the Hopperstad Stave Church, in Moorhead, seems centuries older. With the beautiful exterior woodwork and intricate interior woodwork, the Moorhead church is an exact copy of a Stave church located in Vik, Norway.

Bishop T. R. Williams founded Mighty Fortress International and serves as its President and Pastor. He ministers to his congregation solely on God’s word and how it can be applied, realistically, to each member’s Christian walk. Married, with three children, Bishop Williams has been in ministry for 30 years. In addition to William’s other degrees, he has been awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Midwest Christian College and Seminary and St. Thomas College.

Mighty Fortress International, in Minneapolis, is a church that welcomes all in a relaxed and informal setting. They encourage everyone to feel able to make a contribution to the whole and not feel intimidated as a newcomer.

MFI seeks to provide true Biblical “meat” to the members. Bible-based teaching and worship create an atmosphere of deepening one’s relationship to God and, in so doing, changing lives.

If wanting to attend a church that embraces diversity, is warm and welcoming, provides Biblical knowledge and a daily “how-to” for living the best Christian life possible, Mighty Fortress Church, is an enjoyable, and meaningful, experience.

NuoDB Cloud Database Improving Companies’ Performance

NuoDB is an advanced elastic SQL database for cloud applications and container-based environments. NuoDB helps to adjust the cloud database performance and size according to the demand without risking data integrity, standard-based SQL or transactional consistency. NuoDB was founded in 2008 as NimbusDB by Barry S. Morris and Jim Starkey with its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Moreover, NuoDB can support active to active deployment both read and write, across hybrid or multi-cloud database environments and even up to three data centers improving customer performance. Cloud database is no longer traditional with NuoDB on board as transactional consistency has improved.

Other than being productive, NuoDB provides clients with advantages like elastic scalability, transactional consistency, flexibility, continuous availability and data durability. NuoDB cloud database uses a tiered method to operate. Multiple tiers of storage managers(SM) and transaction engines (TE) run on the same platform.

TEs have nodes which can be added or removed depending on the transaction volume. Therefore with this cloud database, you donot need to replace hardware as it can expand its databases by increasing the servers. NuoDB can operate over 1 million transactions per second. Cloud database services by NuoDB are used by many companies like UAE Exchange, Kodiak, Dassault Systems and Alfa Systems.

The Achievements that Highland Capital Management Has Made Under the Leadership of James Dondero

Highlands Capital management is a company that was established in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada. The company focuses on alternative forms of investment such as hedge funds, investments which are structured and distressed investment funds. They also deal with high-yield bonds and distressed investment funds.

The company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and is a holding company to a number of some of the most successful businesses in the state. Some of the firms that are part of the empire include Nexbank Capital, LLC, which is an investment bank and NexPoint Solutions. The company currently has more than $17 billion under management. The secret behind the success of the company is the co-founder and the current CEO of the company, James Dondero.

The Journey to success

The visionary and sound leadership that James Dondero has been offering to Highland Capital Management is the reason they are so successful. James has more than three decades of experience in the Credit Market. James graduated from the University of Virginia, where he studied finance. Dondero is also a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Certified Management Accountant. He worked in some financial institutions before he decided to leave and start his company. Some of the organizations he worked with include American Express, where he managed a fund of close to $1billion in fixed income. He has been on the board of American Bank Note, and MGM.

James understands that to succeed; one needs to have a resilient spirit. When the company started out in 1994, they had very little capital at their disposal. It led them to decide to form a merger with another company. For the next few years, the duo worked relentlessly to make sure that the business stood. By 1997, the business had shown clear signs of improvement, and they decided to buy back their stake in the partner company.

Dondero believed that the firm had a very bright future ahead, which is why he decided to enter a mutual business agreement with Columbia Asset Management. Through this company, he was able to take the business to Seoul in South Korea and increase their asset base to tens of billions of dollars. James says that the best is yet to come for HCM.

Neurocore – The Latest in Depression Therapy

People suffering from depression now have a new ally on their side. Depression is a debilitating and disabling disease and even with the latest advances in treatment and the newest pharmaceuticals on the horizon, it can be daunting, to say the least in finding the “perfect” treatment.

Then along came Neurocore.

Located in 8 locations and counting, Neurocore is the latest in groundbreaking depression & memory treatment. Neurocore treats sleep problems, anxiety, depression, and autism, just to name a few and because depression is classified as a mental illness, most who need help won’t seek treatment for fear of social stigma.

Here are a few facts regarding depression:

*Statistics show that depression is the third leading cause of all workplace call-outs.
*Depression is grossly underfunded by the U.S. Government.
*People that have depression normally do not seek outside help and those that need
professional help tend to “self-medicate” ie. alcohol and substance abuse are common
among those who would otherwise benefit from treatment.
*Suicide among teenagers is a national concern and depressed moods or “mood-swings” is
becoming the likely culprit.
*A depressed feeling or mood does not have to come with obvious warning signs. Some
people are good at hiding or masking their symptoms while others experience drastic 
mood swings, feelings of abandonment or emptiness and changes in one’s eating
patterns. These can all be the more subtle signs of depression.
*Depression does not affect a person’s mind only. Changes in brainwaves during EEG’s
can and are noticed by doctors. Shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches and stomach 
upsets are common ailments known to stem from those with depression.

Because no two people are alike, the treatments at Neurocore are designed to treat each patient’s needs. These specialized treatments are grounded in science and are designed to treat and re-train your brains functioning.

So what are you waiting for? Reaching your best optimal brain performance is attainable at Neurocore.

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Dr Akhil Reddy: A Doctor And His Side Gigs

Have you ever seen a celebrity with a gown or suit on and you wish you had the money to look as fabulous as they do? Or have you ever wanted to dine at an expensive restaurant just to have the experience? Maybe you’ve always wanted to know what it is like to ride in an expensive car? When it comes to wine, you can have that million dollar taste without the giant budget. There are so many wines to choose from that will have your pallet jumping for joy that are under $30.

Dr. Akhil Reddy, who is a dentist, has more in his life than just his dental practice. When he is not practicing medicine, he considers himself a wine connoisseur. His efforts are to let people in on the secrets of great tasting wine without the high price.

Dr. Akhil Reddy says a high price doesn’t necessarily mean that the wine will be the best tasting. It all depends on the quality of the grapes and the fermentation process. Wine tastes better the more time is taken to ferment. If a company knows what they are doing, they will be able to produce a great tasting wine for budget wine drinkers.

One wine brand that Dr. Akhil Reddy recommends is Chateau d’Aiguilhe, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon, which has a fruity flavor and only costs about $18. There are several others, like Chateau d’Aiguilhe, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon ($15), Chateau Mont-Perat, Castillon ($11), and Château Saint-Maur ($25). All of these brands are rated high with Dr. Akhil Reddy as far as flavor and quality, and make great wines to have with dinner, or a night out.

Not only does Dr. Akhil Reddy a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur, but he also knows fashion. Being a doctor, he is always trying to figure out what to wear under a lab coat or doctor coat. There are several options that he has come up with. You could go with a totally professional look and wear a suit and tie. A second option is to have a business casual look and wear khakis. A favorite of Dr. Akhil Reddy is dark jeans and a collared shirt. With this look, you are able to be comfortable and also look professional. If you wear a tie with this look it is even more business-like. And lastly, one type of top that you could wear with the business, business casual, or the dress down look is the turtleneck. The turtleneck gives you more options since you can wear any color with jeans.

Dr. Akhil Reddy has proven you can have other interests than your main profession and offer help to those who need it.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America- The New Clinical Pathways

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), is working with Nanthealth and Allscripts to perform a technical solution that enables access to clinical workflows. The purpose of the technical solution, also known as Clinical Pathways, is to help notify the cancer treatment process. Clinical Pathways introduces appropriate treatment options. Clinical Pathways also helps eliminate speculation by clinicians that are overwhelmed with data and research. The program merges the newest cancer research that is available. This gives oncologists the ability to create a list of care procedures. When the program is in process, it provides some of the following information: custom treatment regimens, computer order entry, supporting clinical data, real-time functionality, and comparisons. With this program, patients and clinical teams can compare different treatments for each specific diagnosis. With the introduction of the eviti solution, Clinical Pathways allows physicians to gather information from an Evidence-Based Medical Library. Each regimen of the program includes the level of evidence, expected outcomes, costs, and supporting information. This technology is becoming a significant change for cancer care because it allows communication to occur more easily. The incorporation of the eviti solution plays an important role in the Clinical Pathways program. The Clinical Pathways program is available to use for every patient at all of the five CTCA hospital locations.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is based out of Boca Raton, Florida. It is a for-profit network that consists of five hospitals that serve cancer patients all over the United States. CTCA offers conventional approaches such as: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy.

CTCA was originally located in Schaumburg, Illinois, but relocated to Florida in 2015. The network was founded by Richard J Stephenson after his mother mother passed away from cancer. He was not satisfied with the treatments that were available to her.

A SQL Database Expands Its Reach

NuoDB 3.0, the newest version of the popular SQL database, is now extending its reach in the technology ecosystem.

In the past, it was part of Amazon Web Services and Docker. This SQL database can now support Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Red Hat environments.

What is also about the new version of this SQL database is that it can deploy in three availability zones which means any organization can use NuoDB in a hybrid or multi-cloud environments.

The latest NuoDB is substantially improved in its ability to optimized its performance, even it is across many different data center environments.

The lead engineer at Movemedical is Toan Truong and he believes that we selected this SQL database because we need a database that could scale horizontally. NuoDB is the only database that has active-active capabilities across many data centers and still be able to preserve its transactional consistency. The new version is able to able to write from three availabile zone at the same time. When Truong expands his company, he can still improve availability and performance for his customers.

The SQL Database of the New Era by NuoDB

NuoDB is a database company founded in the year 2008. NuoDB was formerly known as NimbusDB until its name change in 2011 to the currently esteemed NuoDB. Since its inception, NuoDB uses a very well designed SQL database to manipulate and manage client data.

The most outstanding thing about NuoDB is that by use of its well-crafted SQL database, it ensures that there are no alterations on a database when more computers are added or some removed. NuoDB’s SQL also provides a balance in the amount of data handled whenever more is added or otherwise. Again data can be operated from different locations, and any faults are tolerated. These features keep NuoDB on top of the game as a cloud database company.

NuoDB relies on a relational architecture for managing its data. The SQL database for NuoDB makes use of cloud and containers to ensure the sharing of data within an organization. In maintaining smooth informational flow, the SQL database for NuoDB offers quality, affordability, and flexibility to accommodate any changes. These features of the SQL database for NuoDB make it the database company of choice for many organizations. NuoDB has been awarded many awards for being data handler of choice in Cambridge Massachusetts.

Michael Gregory and Highland Capital Aim for Huge Year in Healthcare

Highland Capital Management is one of the premier investment firms operating out of Dallas, Texas. Highland Capital was founded by James Dondero and has seen monstrous growth over the past two years thanks to savvy investments from Dondero and his team, including Michael Gregory. Gregory and Dondero have made a career out of chasing investments while going against the common process that the market typically operates under. Gregory and Highland Capital are shifting their focus in 2017 toward the health care industry and investors looking to maximize their profit might do well to start paying attention.

Last year Highland Small Cap Equity Fund saw huge growth because Michael Gregory made the forecast that the energy industry would be the right place to go. Gregory’s thought process led Highalnd Capital to several “lucrative investments”. Now Gregory is completely shifting his focus, as is typical of how the fund operates. Gregory’s interest in healthcare is natural if unexpected from many on the outside of the industry looking in. With so much up in the air regarding the state of our healthcare it may seem surprising to see focus shift in this direction. However Gregory says, “We might see a tremendous rebound” in the state of healthcare for 2017.

Gregory’s focus this investing year is on a pair of specific companies due in large part to a heavy problem plaguing the United States. The United States has been struggling under what can only be called an epidemic due to opioids. Gregory is looking to a pair of drug production companies that are looking to create new drug solutions on the market that reduce the potential for further addiction.

The first company that Gregory is in favor of is called Collegium Pharmaceutical or COLL. Collegium is developing a drug named Xtampza ER which is an oxycodone drug that utilizes fatty acis and wax in order to limit the chance for addiction and abuse. Right now Collegium is available to almost 200 million people in the United States. Next up Gregory is focused on Exparel which is made by Pacira Pharmaceuticals. This is a new drug alternative for pain relief during soft tissue surgeries.

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Highland Capital’s Years of Success

When it comes to credit management, Highland Capital has been on top of its game for more than 20 years of its existence. It has grown to become one of the largest corporations in the industry. Back in the year 1990, the beautiful story of Highland Capital began to be written. James Dondero and Mark Okada came together to form a venture in conjunction with the Protective Life Insurance Corporation.

The venture that was created had its specialty in the fixed income market and the management of secured bank loans. Three years down the line, the investment metamorphosed to become a Protective Asset Management Company (PAMCO). The founding partners owned 40 percent of the company while the investment advisors owned 60 percent.

When the company began to take off in the year 1997, both James Dondero and Mark Okada bought the shares at PAMCO owned by Protective Live. Together they came up with Range Asset Management, an autonomous advisor listed with SEC. Within a year, the company changed its name to Highland Capital Management. The Highland Capital has achieved much since its formation. It was able to launch its very first bank loan fund and also came up with an alternative investment act platform in the year 2000. The expansion of the company continued in the year 2004 when it acquired floating rates from Columbia Asset Management.

Today, Highland Capital stands tall as an independent investment firm that has more than two decades of experience in the provision of solutions to both individual and institutional investors. The organization has more than 180 employees. Its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. It has affiliate companies in Sao Paulo. Seoul, New York City as well as Singapore. The customers of Highland Capital are diverse. They include corporations, financial institutions, pension plans, governments, as well as high net worth persons.

Highland Capital looks into the strategies as well as asset classes before adding any value to the investors by giving them access to asset class or skills. Many people consider Highland Capital as one of the most experienced alternative asset management firm, which continuously improves on the investment systems. Highland Capital is unique since it produces investment solutions.

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