Being born in Venezuela can be a challenge for people that want to pursue a musical career. The opportunities that exist in Venezuela are overshadowed by a socialist government that hinders more than helps the people. But 30-year-old, Caracas-born, Norka Luque was able to make an impression on audiences in Caracas at the age of eight. Norka was cast in a musical production that honored the music of Shakira, one of Venezuela’s musical superstars. Norka left Venezuela with her parents, and they settled in the Miami area. That’s where Norka went to school and took voice and piano lessons.
Instead of continuing her studies at a college in the United States, Norka decided to study in France. She earned a business degree as well as degrees in fashion and the culinary arts there. Norka also became the lead singer in s rock band while she studied. The band, Bad Moon Rising, played at local clubs and Norka developed a loyal following. After graduation, she was hired by a financial institution in Monte Carlo. Luque worked for about a year, and in 2007 she decided to come back to the states.
Norka redefined who she was when she returned to Miami. Her fashion training and her voice were the tools she needed to land a job singing in Miami. It didn’t take long for people to notice Norka’s talent. The Grammy-award winning producer Emilio Estefan thought her incredible voice was unique, and he thought her sense of fashion put her in a rare league. Estefan signed Norka to a recording contract, and she was on her way to stardom. But breaking into the mainstream music scene is not easy, even though her first single was a hit in the Latino music world. Her second single, Milagro, was another hit in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and other Latin American countries, and the song even caught the attention of the mainstream music lovers. Norka’s 2016 release, Tomorrowland, is another crossover hit. Norka is becoming a recognized name in the music world.
The road to stardom is filled bumps and bruises, but Norka is traveling down that road with the tools she needs to become one of the greats in music. She appreciates all she has been given, and that appreciation is what defines her as a person.
All about Norka’s Music: http://www.norkamusic.com/
For these families, communication is important not because it solves challenging issues, but also because it helps strengthen the family bond. Perhaps, it is one of the reasons why families spend countless hours visiting their loved ones in the prison. Such visits are not easy because someone, usually only one parent, has to work full-time to sustain the family, which makes it even more difficult to get days off to visit the prison. Perhaps, strengthening the bond is so important that many families spend a large proportion of their monthly bill on making calls to the prison.
Securus Video Visitation is one of such products, which allows families to call inmates using video technology. For inmates, video calls are instrumental in helping them contact with their families. In fact, video visitations allow inmates to attend almost any kind of events from birthdays to Christmas and graduation ceremonies. Similarly, the video visitation software is so powerful that it also allows prisoners to share homework with their kids. All these services are made available through Securus Technologies, which is known for its high-tech innovative products.
The Securus Video Visitation is unlike other products in the industry because it provides a crystal clear video, which is only possible through high-data transfer. In addition, engineers at Securus Technologies also ensured that there are no glitches during the video relay. The end result is a power piece of video technology that is easy to install and user-friendly. Anyone with a smart phone, tablet or computer can easily use it without any interference. Watch more on youtube.com.
The team behind the product are dedicated professionals from Securus Technologies. As such, the company is one of the largest providers of prison communication technologies in the United States. Founded in 1986, the Dallas based enterprise is known for its safety solutions, emergency response and related prison products, which are used by more than 3,400 state and private institutions. It is also one of the few companies in the industry that publishes its official rates without gimmicks. Similarly, the innovation at Securus Technologies is represented by nearly 140 patents making it one of the largest firms in the industry that spends a considerable revenue on research and development services.
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Sam Tabar is the currently serving as Chief Financial Officer at Awearable Apparel, and also the Chief Operating Officer at Full Cycle Energy Fund, a company based in New York. He has a wide background in legal training, having attained his first degree in Law from the University of Oxford, and later on pursuing the same from Colombia Law School. Sam Tabar has maintained a passion in Financial Markets since College and went on to start his career as an associate for Slater, Skadden, Flom LLP and Arps, immediately after graduating from Columbia Law School.
In his position as an Associate for the Investment companies, his role included providing advice to his clients on the best structures to establish, that will be in accordance with basic regulatory and compliance laws relating to the hedge funds, and any other legal requirements pertaining the whole employment system for his clients. Despite the success that came with being an associate, Sam opted to exclusively focus in strategy and investing. He left Skadden and began working for PMA Investment Advisors as a Financial Analyst. In his new career, his role was to manage a $2 billion hedge fund.
He incorporated the strategies with his own personal talents targeting potential investors, both institutional and individual. Through this, he was able to bring together a personal Rolodex listing over 2000 potential investors. Among the potential investors, he narrowed down and produced over 400 that he saw worthy of further discussions in possibly investing in the Hedge Fund. This capability attracted attention from the founding partners of the firm that led to him being given additional responsibility to engage with both the CEO and the founders on matters business development. He helped the company increase its assets by over $1.2 Billion.
The successful investment experiences of Sam Tabar heightened his demand by other law firms and investment companies worldwide. Sam is also a traveler, having visited different nations and interacting with different cultures around the world.
Have you heard the huge news? Just a few days ago, NexBank Partnered with Dallas Neighborhood Homes. Their goal in partnering? To expand affordable homeownership in Southern Dallas! Dallas Neighborhood Homes is a non-profit mortgage servicing provider that works with Habitat for Humanity in providing low-income families with housing throughout Dallas. NexBank decided to jump on the bandwagon and contribute $50 million in loans to support the expansion of the program over the next five years. In addition to Nexbank offering mortgage-lending capital, they are also offering homeowners $2,000 in closing costs per loan. They are wanted to give back to Dallas, Texas and this is a very generous way in which to do so.
Nexbank offers financial services to corporate, institutional and individual customers. The chairman of Nexbank is James Dondero, and Nexbank is located right in the heart of Dallas, Texas. It is the 16th largest bank in the state of Texas, and the 266th largest bank in the nation. Nexbank was established in 1934 and has grown to nearly ninety employees since it’s establishment.
The unique attribute of Nexbank is that is an online banking service. Pretty much everything that you can walk into a bank and do, you can do through Nexbank right online. It offers personal checking accounts, savings accounts, mortgages, and mobile banking along with many other financial services. They partnered with Dallas Neighborhood Homes to try and give back to the community in which they were established in. They have a highly advanced trained staff that is knowledgeable and that also cares about the well-being of their customers and clients. In large banking cooperations that is often difficult to come across.
The internet has become the great equalizer when it comes to the employee – business relationship. Now with the click of a button a customer can go online and leave a potentially damaging review that could smear the reputation of a hard working business, even if it’s untrue. As an entrepreneur your goal in the industry is to build a reputation. How do you respond when that gets threatened? There are a host of ways to respond, but this advice rings particularly true and effective.
When it comes to dealing with an online war of words your best bet, as a business, is to simply stay uninvolved. To succeed in a war of words you are better off taking the high road, avoiding the mud slinging, and focusing on your message and those that matter to you, namely the ones who can attest to your character. So when you see that first bad review pop up don’t respond to it with fire. Take a deep breath and follow the advice we are about to give.
The first thing that you’ll want to focus on are the customers that have, thus far, been happy with your business. Make assurances that your work will continue as it always have and that your high quality of service won’t change despite the difficult situation that you appear to have been put in. From there you can go ahead and show yourself to be as valuable as your work clearly demonstrates.
Finally you’ll want to keep your eyes down and stay focused on what it means to be an entrepreneur. Seek advice from loved ones or people whose opinion your cherish but otherwise stick to your job. You can also seek reputation rehabilitation through companies like searchcleanup.com as they’ll help remove negative reviews and get rid of the false gossip from your search results. From there you’ll just have to keep plugging away, offering your customers what they need.