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Mexico Looks To Talos Energy For Oil Industry Jumpstart

Just last year Talos Energy dropped a well in Mexican territorial waters and struck oil — potentially two billion barrels worth. Now the young Houston-based wildcatter is going for more by nurturing a deeper partnership with Mexico’s state-owned Pemex. Plans call for two more wells to be drilled adjacent to the block where Talso Energy made its initial find.

There is much that is historic about the arrangement. Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938. For more than 80 years no foreign entity has operated in the Mexican territorial waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But that changed in 2017 when Talos Energy sunk the so-named ZAMA-1 well.

Joining Talos in the project is Premier Oil of the United Kingdom and Sierra Oil & Gas, a Latin American firm. Talos Energy is taking the lead in drilling and future development of site infrastructure. It will enjoy a 30% share in ZAMA-1.

If all goes well, and with additional drilling planned, Talos Energy CEO Timothy Duncan says the site may be pumping as much as 100,000 to 150,000 barrels per day by 2023. Additional platforms will need to be built as well as infrastructure to transport oil to market.

The fact that Mexico has formed agreements with Talos Energy and others shows that country’s strong desire to turn around its slumping energy industry. The past 14 years have witnessed difficult times for Pemex. It is hoped that vibrant young companies such as Talos will help reinvigorate Mexican energy development, bolstering jobs and tax revenue for the nation.

Talos CEO Tim Duncan recently met with a high-level Mexican delegation which included President-Elect Andres Obrador. The incoming head of state said the success of projects like ZAMA-1 carry a certain urgency. He encouraged Talos officials to move forward aggressively. Duncan said he is 100% committed to doing just that.

Talos Energy is a relatively new player on the world energy stage. The company was formed in 2012 and recently bolstered its position by merging with Big Stone Energy and a buyout of Whistler Energy II. It now trades on the New York Stock Exchange as TALO. Click here

Upwork: Creating the perfect To-do List

Like many startups in the data/communication industry, the dream of innovating or creating new routes of information was lead by the boom in Silicon Valley. One such company (Upwork) was no different, however, the best person to help grow the company was thousands of miles away in Athens, Greece! However, the team at Upwork knew that this person was the right fit for the companies vision.

Due to the obstacle of having a partner so far away, the team at Upwork would recognize the importance of trustworthy remote work and in addition that other companies might have that same need. So then a new direction was taken in the form of brining great paying jobs to skilled workers and reliable talent to companies.

Upwork’s talented workers don’t just rely on gut feelings about what they should do next, it’s quite the opposite, Upwork recommends that people make a to-do list in an effort to have the most productive team. Here are some ways that you can step up your to-do list which will help you get stuff done!

Capture everything! Most people tend to think that less is more, in fact, the more you have written on your list, the less you’ll have in your head. David Allen, the creator of the renowned GTD Method mentioned that people need to put everything on a list, even if you know you’ll remember it. Why, because our brains tend to want to remind us every minute about it, and the last thing you want is to be carrying a chain of reminders all day long.

Keep everything in one place. Often we get enticed by the latest app that promises to help you to remember to clean or workout, but this can be very detrimental to your list. Having all of our list scattered through multiple apps will no doubt create the perfect storm that is stress and list that doesn’t end up being completed.

Remember, what you do with your list today will determine your future and we care about your future! So, clean it up and get to work.

The Political Insights from the End Citizens United

The End Citizens United came into being in 2010 after the necessary decision by the Supreme Court that “corporations are people.” It was evident that billionaires had a massive effect on America’s elections due to the power that money gave them. A need was therefore created for the representation of the ordinary Americans.

To this effect, small groups of people can stand on behalf of others and let their voices be heard by the powerful politicians. Through unity, the billionaire politicians would then be rendered powerless.

The End Citizens United supports leaders who lack the financial support as well as who refuse donations from super PACs (Political Action Committees) and the PACs. Sponsored by the grassroots donors, the End Citizens United can make the dreams of candidates such as Beto O’Rourke right. More about of End Citizens United at Ballotpedia

The End Citizens United have a fourfold mission to elect pro-reform aspirants, keep money conversations and the influence of money over politics on the national stage, pass pro-reform by-laws all over the states, as well as making use of the grassroots campaigns to spearhead political influence against coinage in politics.

End Citizens’ United mission has therefore led to their support of Beto O’Rourke who has vowed to run a campaign free of funding and donations from PAC (Political Action Committee). The PAC is a committee specifically in existence to give gifts and financing to election aspirants.

A lot of problems being experienced in America are as a result of the use of money politics. Candidates supported by PAC do not put into consideration the needs of the Americans.

For instance, the opponent of Boke, Ted Cruz, played a significant role in forcing of the government shutdown which left many American employees unemployed and unpaid temporarily.

End Citizens United, therefore, invests all its resources in protecting the Americans from such selfish candidates. To this effect, they use their resources to fund and call for campaigns.

End Citizens involvement in an elections’ aspirant helps the aspirant acquire the attention and the votes from the unavailable audience due to their influence and trust impacted on the American people. End Citizens sees to it that the interests of all insignificant in the community are heard and action taken.

Visit: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/ 

 

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY CLASSIC AUCTIONS

Based in San Francisco, The Academy of Art University was started back in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens who was the sunset’s Magazine creative director. This university is the most prominent art university that is privately owned in the United States of America. It has both fulltime teachers and quite a number of part-time teachers who are the majority. The instructors in the institution are highly dedicated to giving the students the best of the best. The University Of Arts has an approximate population of over 12,000 students. The university was accredited in 2007 by the Western Colleges and Schools Association. Additionally, the university is a member of the National Association of Design and Art Schools.

The school offers bachelor degree, masters, and associate in the areas of design, entertainment, fine art and liberal arts. The school has open admissions and an admission rate of over 98%. The students who complete their course successfully are often employed by the likes of Apple, Nixar, and Nike among others. They also have a flexible online studies platform which ensures that students from abroad get a chance to acquire the skills from the university with assistance from instructors. Car design and vehicle restoration are also among the skills imparted in the school.

The university owns an automobile museum with some of the most valuable and rarest vintage cars. Amongst the cars owned by the Academy of Arts University included the Tucker 48 and a Hispano-Suiza H6C. The value of the museum is calculated to be around $70 million.

A number of cars, seven to be specific, from the Art Academy University museum have been put up for auction. The cars collection has only been available to students in car design and restoration department. Pre-war vehicles will be included in the cars being auctioned. The reason behind the auction is to create room for other car designs that students can relate better within the course of their learning. Students will be offered more insights by the new designs to develop future models. The school’s museum will soon be open to the public at large which raises the need to include a wide range of car models for a more significant public appeal.

Sahm Adrangi Leads the Speakers at Financial Conference

Spurred by the poor returns of a stubborn bull market and instability from regulatory bodies, Whitney Tilson hosted a conference called “The Art, Pain and Opportunity of Short Selling” in New York on May 3rd through his Kase Learning. Several prominent figures in the short selling industry gave presentations in from of a live crowd at the all day conference.

One speaker was Sahm Adrangi, a key speaker and the first speaker after the opening address by Tilson. The remarks followed a breakfast for attendees.

Sahm Adrangi is head of Kerrisdale Capital, a hedge fund that manages over $150 million is assets. He is respected in the world of finance for his in-depth analysis of financial trends. Sahm Adrangi gained some fame by short selling some fraudulent Chinese companies before most in the market knew what was going on, showcasing his instincts and expertise with this profitable move.

Sahm Adrangi addressed the conference in a presentation entitled “Ad Fraud Opportunities.” It was relevant to the current financial climate as it touched on such topics as the increasing prevalence of ad fraud, ad fraud’s role in determining a companies future value as well as ways to make a profit from ad fraud.

After Sahm Adrangi were speeches and presentations by many other financial luminaries, such as Enrique Abeyta Ubillos of Project M Group, Soren Aandahl of Glaucus Investments, Mark Roberts, David Einhorn, Victoria Hart, Claire Gogel, Jon Gattman and many more. Lunch was served to the attendees, who paid between $2,000 and $4,000 a piece to attend, and there was a reception after the presentations were finished.

The political uncertainty coming from the international oil market was a major topic. With trade sanctions changing from week to week, the price of oil is very uncertain and the industry is seeing a lot more short selling activity as a result. Tesla was also discussed, a company that is extremely shorted and longed in the market due to its massive fluctuations in value.

The conference was a first of its kind for the industry. With its success more similar conferences are expected soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KIJnG8kfW0

End Citizens United is working Hard For Campaign Finance Reform

In 2010, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling in the the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that stunned many who believed in campaign finance reform. The court ruled that free speech rights did not just apply to individuals. The court ruled that corporations also have the right to free speech, and this means that corporations have the right to donate unlimited amounts to elect the political candidates of their choice. These donations can now be made with virtually no transparency. Read more about End Citizens United on Crunchbase

This ruling by the court swept away many years of campaign finance reform legislation. However, there were groups that expressed their outrage and opposition to the ruling of the court. One organizations was formed whose purpose was to enact new campaign finance reform legislation with the ultimate goal being the overturning of the decision of the Supreme Court. This organization was End Citizens United.

End Citizens United is a political action committee that works on two different levels. First of all, the group works to see candidates defeated who are roadblocks to implementing campaign finance reform legislation. The End Citizens group provides both endorsements and funds to candidates who will run for office in opposition to those who back big money in political campaigns.

End Citizens United also works on the positive side as well. The group endorses and supports incumbents who have a proven track record of campaign finance transparency. The End Citizens group provides assistance to incumbents who promote cleaning up the campaign finance laws.

In this election cycle, End Citizens United has identified some candidates that wholeheartedly support their agenda. One of those candidates is Representative Beto O’Rourke. Congressman O’Rourke is running for the United States Senate in the state of Texas against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz who has long been opposed to campaign finance reform legislation.

Due in part to the endorsement of End Citizens United, Congressman O’Rourke is starting to gain ground in the polls against Senator Cruz. This November, the mid-term elections will tell if the End Citizens group endorsements helped to carry the day for their slate of candidates. Learn more: http://www.politifact.com/personalities/end-citizens-united/ 

 

How Stream Energy Makes a Difference

Since they started, Stream Energy has been trying to help people get the energy options they need. Stream knows they have to make a lot of decisions for their business and they always try helping people in the best way possible. Since they’ve gotten bigger as a company, they know there are things that will help them continue with their success. They also know they’ll have the chances they need to show people they’re making a difference. When they started offering positive experiences for their clients, they realized they were doing everything the right way. It was their goal to expand their business while they were also helping customers have a chance at lower energy bills. For the company to do all of this, they had to make sure they were coming up with new ideas for the industry and for the people they helped in the industry.

There were times when they had to take a step back and try different things that would help them realize they were the best in the business. Stream Energy knew what they needed to do and they continued showing people they had the best opportunities possible. As Stream Energy continued growing, they added more options to the products they had. Not only did they offer people a chance at affordable energy but they also offered them the chance to try different things that would help them see the positive part of their business.

As long as they were successful with everything they did, Stream Energy knew they had a chance at being the best in the industry. After they built their business up and continued helping other people, they realized they had to do more. They saw it as their responsibility to give back to people who didn’t have the same things they did. They started their philanthropic efforts to give other people a better chance at a more positive life. For Stream, being featured on Patch was their way of making sure they knew they were among the best in the business while they continued offering the chance to try different energy products.

https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2010/october/meet-ceo-rob-snyder-of-stream-energy/

Green Sky Credit May Go Public

David Zalik is the billionaire CEO of GreenSky Credit. He founded the company in 2006 and it is headquartered in Atlaustnta, GA. GreenSky is a financial company that gives loans to customers with good credit who wish to do things like home improvement projects and elective surgeries. Customers who wish to apply for the GreenSky Credit opportunities can do so right from their phone and receive an approval within seconds.

David Zalik is an intelligent and young entrepreneur, at only 44 years old. However, he is one leader who doesn’t like to talk to the press. In fact, he tends to decline offers to speak at conferences and he doesn’t like to receive capital that is funded publicly, until recently.

For over ten years, Zalik and GreenSky Credit have not been offered in public trading. By not going public, Zalik can refrain from having to worry about quarterly earnings and investor’s concerns and he can keep his focus on what he needs to grow the company. This is why other companies like Uber and Credit Karma also refuse to go public. Since GreenSky filed confidentially, they still have the option to not go public.

Zalik and GreenSky filed for the IPO in confidence and it is believed that their value is $5 billion and that they can raise over $1 billion. While many financial technology companies, like GreenSky, do not like to work with banks, GreenSky Credit has been operating with banks for years and it works for them. When GreenSky finds and secures a loan with a customer, their name is not on the loan and therefore, are not responsible if the customer defaults. Although GreenSky’s pay depends on how well the loan does, they are given about 1% of the balance for retrieving the customers and the loans. GreenSky has a similar relationship with contractors, but they are given 6% of the loan for the lead.

Other online lending companies who went public did not do so well, losing as much as 85%, but GreenSky’s seamless business plan should be more enticing to investors.

Juan OG, Jay Z Celebrate Birthday To Tune Of More Than $100,000

Juan OG Perez, president of Roc Nation Sports, had an expensive night on the town with Jay Z to celebrate Perez’s birthday.

According to reports, the bills from visits to three NYC clubs and restaurants skyrocketed to more than $100,000 as Juan OG, Jay Z and executives from Roc Nation hit the city in the winter of 2018.

Juan OG and Jay Z are good friends. They celebrated the birthday with lavish drinking episodes, which included the purchase of 40 bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne for more than $90,000. Jay Z owns the distillery that makes the champagne and this buy occurred when there were only six people in party.

It was reported that bottles were handed out to other patrons at the Playroom nightclub.

The server at the Playroom posted an image of the final bill on Snapchat and was on the recieving end of a $11,000 tip.

Other pricy outings included a $13,000 bill for dinner at Zuma in Midtown and $9,000 for drinks at Made in Mexico in Inwood. Jay Z skipped the NBA All-Star game to treat his friend Juan OG to a robust birthday celebration.

Juan OG is president of the sports division of Roc Nation. The sports affiliate represents the interest of several professional athletes and also runs a full-service boxing promotional company. Roc Nation Sports was started in 2013.

Roc Nation was started by Jay Z in 2008 and is considered one of the priemiere companies in the entertainment industry, represenging artists from Rhianna to sports figures like Kevin Durant.

More : www.crunchbase.com/person/og-juan-perez