Talos Merges with Whistler Energy

Talos Energy helps manages many oil rigs and other energy assets operating in the Gulf of Mexico. Whistler Energy does this as well. Talos Energy recently announced the acquisition of the Whistler Energy in a PR Newswire press release. The $52 million dollar deal took place earlier this year.

The latter company owns assets that produce the equivalent of 1,900 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Assets in this case refers to the rigs and the equipment on the rigs. It also refers to the transportation equipment the company owns to get people to and from the rigs. It does not necessarily refer to the cranes and the ships used to place the equipment on the rigs or the rigs themselves.

The merged company will be able to better explore and exploit the energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Talos Energy was also named one of the top 50 places to work in the United States, and its employees helped it earned this distinction. Corporate executives and management looked for feedback on how to make it a better place to work. It carefully implemented these suggestions and greatly improved the company’s working conditions.

The newly merged company plans to work hard to meet all the needs of the company’s stake holders. Stock prices of the two companies remained unchanged after news of the merger. Both companies remain steady and look forward to the upcoming exciting time for both the new company and the oil and natural gas energy industry.

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End Citizens United : Draining The Real Swamp

The Big Money 20, a list of members of Congress who are the worst offenders in putting the interest of big money donors before their constituents. Recently End Citizens United has added U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus to the list and vowed to remove Rothfus from office and help elect a candidate that pledges to bring finance reform. End Citizens United is backing up those words with a whopping $35 million dollars of their own money, much of it donated from small individual donors.

End Citizens United is an advocacy group calling for finance reform after the Supreme Court ruling in 2010 that allowed big corporate money to donate to candidates with almost no overwatch. The ruling has also managed to open a wormhole of various loopholes that candidates and corporate donors use to cover their tracks, a tactic that only harms our democracy and our citizens. Visit End Citizens United on Twitter for updates.

Today the candidate being backed by End Citizens United is Democrat Conor Lamb who has pledged to bring campaign finance reform. The message of removing big money from politics is a way of capturing the Trump voters and switching them to vote democrat. The idea behind this is that by running on this message it may resonate with people who found the “drain the swamp” tactic convincing enough to vote for Trump in 2016. Of course, this organization leads by example, as all its donations come from individuals.

Rep. Keith Rothfus has gone to accuse Lamb of back peddling on his promise to only accept individual donations, calling Mr.Lamp the “The Manchurian Liberal” for accepting a donation from Rosie O’Donnell. However, Rep. Rothfus is no angel here, he himself is planned to be backed by outsider donations as well. Recently, a digital ad-buy from outside sources has bought pro Rothfus ads in his district.

Read: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/companies/1639910D:US-end-citizens-united

 

Whitney Wolfe’s Feminist Dating App Faces Misogynist Backlash Despite Widespread Success


In the word of online dating, Whitney Wolfe Heard is queen. The co-founder of Tinder, who left the company after being sexually harassed by her ex-boyfriend and co-founder, created a feminist dating app called “Bumble” in December of the same year. Bumble capitalized on a much-needed and hitherto unaddressed blind spot of Tinder, namely that men on the app are notoriously aggressive and misogynistic. Whitney Wolfe attempted to remedy this by giving women the first move, allowing them to set the tone of the conversation. If they do not message their match within 24 hours, he will disappear forever. This simple approach to empowerment did the trick. In the first month alone Bumble was downloaded 100,000 times, and is now valued at one billion dollars four years after its foundation. One year ago, Match Group, which owns Tinder, offered to buy Whitney Wolfe’s app, but was turned down following months of talks. After negotiations failed and the sale fell through, Match sued Bumble for trademark infringement, alleging that Bumble used their basic concept and piggybacked off Tinder’s success. Bumble sued back, saying that Match was needlessly litigious and had used earlier sales negotiations to obtain proprietary information regarding Bumble’s customers and marketing strategy. Learn more about Whitney Wolfe on Crunchbase.

In summer of 2017, a Neo-Nazi group launched a cyber-attack on Bumble, posting the names, pictures and personal information of Bumble employees on their website. According to Bumble, this was directly motivated by their own stance for women’s empowerment. As a result, Whitney Wolfe now travels with a team of bodyguards and experiences anxiety around the safety of herself, her family, and her team.

None of these challenges stand a chance of stopping Whitney Wolfe. Since the beginning of the legal fight between Bumble and Match, the Bumble’s usership has increased by an additional five million, and the 29-year-old Wolfe’s net worth is now valued at 230 million dollars.

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Betsy DeVos Sets The Tone For Education Reform

There hasn’t been a more partisan political world in the United States of America since the Civil War. While that sentence may seem hyperbolic, the reality is that we are a divided nation and healing will take a lot of hard work. Nobody knows about this divide more than Republican President Trump. While President Trump can certainly be blamed for a fair share of the divisiveness, the truth is that politics has simply become cutthroat and everyone is out for blood. With that being said, Republicans and conservatives everywhere need to know that they have someone tough on their side to stand up for their ideals and it may be Betsy DeVos that leads the way.

 

Betsy DeVos is probably the most important member of Trump’s Presidential Cabinet. As the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has the job of championing conservative education reform in an environment that is not at all conducive to finding a middle ground. With that being said, Betsy DeVos might be the perfect conservative champion for this kind of environment and you need only look at her pas in order to come to this realization. Let’s go ahead and look at Betsy DeVos as a modern conservative champion while analyzing how she’s already made an impact within the hallowed halls of Washington D.C.

 

One of the most compelling moments of Betsy DeVos’s young career in Washington D.C. came on the heels of President Trump’s announcements that he was stripping federal protections for LGBTQ individuals everywhere. This was obviously a divisive decision and one that would have sent any meek politician hiding behind platitudes. As we’ve said before, Betsy DeVos is a champion and she’s willing to fight what she believes in, even at the expense of her own party. DeVos quietly aired her concerns to the Trump Administration before realizing that she wasn’t going to be heard in a meaningful way. Instead of making a public stink and causing a scene that would damage her political party, Betsy DeVos quietly called a meeting for all open members of the LGBTQ community in her department. She went over President Trump’s decision and told the members of the meeting that she would fight for them. It was a small moment that will ultimately be lost in the news cycle but it was an important one all the same.

 

After being brought into the Department of Education, DeVos tried to call a meeting with prominent leaders of the various teacher’s unions in the country. Of the few that did respond, all of them came away with the same conclusion: Betsy DeVos is razor sharp, focused on her ideals, and unwilling to be pushed around. Now how is that for a conservative champion?

 

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Jason Hope a Renowned Internet Entrepreneur

Jason Hope a renowned internet entrepreneur, futurist, and philanthropist, was born in 1970 in Liverpool, England. He joined Arizona State University for his undergraduate studies where he acquired a degree in finance before attending William Pork Carey School of Business for his master’s in Business Administration. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information read about Jason Hope on Medium

After campus, he founded a telecommunications company, but now he mainly focuses on investing in new startups and charity. In 2008, he founded Jason Hope Tees, a T-shirt corporation located in Arizona.

The Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Research Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in March 2009. Its goal is to change the approach of the world to researching and treating age-related illnesses.

They focus on repairing damage caused by the body’s normal process before the damage causes one to acquire deadly pathologies.

Recently, Jason Hope donated half a million dollars to the foundation to aid in running its activities. He stated he had to be a lot of attention to the great works of the foundation and he was confident their efforts are crucial to making huge strides in human medicine most especially aging.

The foundation’s Chief Security Officer announced the funds would be directed towards fighting arteriosclerosis, a medical condition which involves hardening of arteries and is caused by the unusual accumulation of molecular bonds in the extracellular matrix of the highways. This he believes could be the much-needed breakthrough in anti-aging medicine, an area that interests Jason Hope.

Jason Hope’s primary goal in life is to see the community of Arizona thrive. He is thus a strong supporter of local education, both inside and outside the classroom and is often seen offering mentorship to the young lads.

He also funds humanitarian organizations that either support learning or have a significant impact on disease prevention and control.

He has previously worked with organizations such as The Tony Hawk Foundation and Arizona Science Centre, where he is a member of the board of directors. Furthermore, he offers those in high school moral and financial support to jump-start their business ideas in a bind to help grow next-generation ideas. Read more: https://ideamensch.com/jason-hope/

Nothing Is More Real Than The RealReal Shopping Experience

Since the advent of modern technologies, people can purchase, order, and shop from the convenience of their homes or electronic devices. There are online websites that embody the entire shopping experience. A recent concept to the online shopping industry is that of consignment shops. In recent years the RealReal has taken the world by storm. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of the RealReal, Julie Wainwright, started the concept as an online consignment boutique that sold luxury designer clothes for women. It has since expanded to include accessories, watches, shoes, and men’s designer clothing. The concept of selling consigned, luxury, authenticated designer items grew into a lucrative business. The owner and partners in the RealReal consignment business opened the first brick and mortar boutique, and this idea grew just as rapidly.

The RealReal recently opened a classy boutique in Los Angeles, California. It is located in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue. It is filled with all designer brands that have been authenticated by their team of experts. The new shop is very high tech, and eye catching. Many people have been awed to know that they were in a consignment boutique. The Los Angeles shop features a men’s store that has a sneaker dome. It also features a watch bar that carries rare, and designer watchers. The RealReal wants their customers to shop in relaxed comfort. Their services include fresh coffe and juices, and snacks. The authentication service can be done by appointment, or by coming to the store.

The new Los Angeles boutique also offers in store, or curbside drop off for consignees. This is the second store for the RealReal. The first has been a success since its opening a short time ago in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. Treasure hunters and luxury shoppers are delighted to find high end brands, in excellent condition, at a consignment boutiwue. The customers get quality, authentic merchandise for a fraction of what it would cost at designer stores. The RealReal will continue to grow, and expand as the desire for designer items grow. Step into a new world of shopping with the RealReal.

Find out more about The RealReal: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-realreal

How Guilherme Paulus turned CVC around.

Guilherme Paulus remembers where CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. has come from. This is a company that has been in existence since 1972 when he was only 24 years and all those years later not only is it revolutionizing service delivery in Brazil but is also the largest tour operator in Latin American. A company that could hardly get clients in its first nine years is today considered a national source of pride for Brazil and serves more than three million clients annually.

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. is one of the two companies that have made Guilherme Paulus a billionaire. He has been a consistent investor in the tourism sector, and it has paid off in the long run. His passion in the sector has driven him to inject more and more money into his companies continuously, and despite selling a majority stake at CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A to the Carlyle group, Guilherme Paulus still retains a substantial interest in the firm. He sold a 63 percent stake in 2009 for an estimated 420 million dollars something he probably never dreamt would happen. Read more about Guilherme Paulus on Crunchbase.


CVC has grown phenomenally given where it began. In the 70’s and 80’s the existing government regulations as well as the tough operating environment meant that the company was barely surviving. This state of affairs would, however, change when it got its first corporate client by the name Mercedes. The company’s executives had heard about CVC and had requested a quote on how much it would cost them to take the company employees for their annual tour. Guilherme Paulus was able to cut back on all the unnecessary expenses, and by the time he submitted his bid, it was the lowest. This would prove to be a turning point as he was able to kill two birds with one stone. He was able to get his first corporate client with was substantial to the company’s portfolio. He was also able to interact with executives who offered him perspective on how to get corporate clients. This would mark the start of the tremendous success that CVC is today.

More about  of Guilherme Paulus: https://exame.abril.com.br/noticias-sobre/guilherme-paulus/

 

OSI Industries Makes Multiple Moves To Cement Its Place As A Leader In The Global Food Sector

In recent times, OSI Industries has been focusing on growing its existing operations and expanding into new territory. One its more impressive recent moves took place in Toledo, Spain where the company has doubled its chicken production capacity from 12,000 tons a year to 24,000 tons a year. The company is now able to produce a combined amount of 45,000 tons of pork, beef, and chicken products every year. The expansion also opened up 20 new positions at the factory, which brings the total number of employees there to 160. José María del Río, managing director of OSI in Spain, has revealed that the demand for chicken products has been steadily growing in the region and that the expansions will help to meet the needs of the company’s customers there.

The updates to the facility in Toledo, Spain included additions that will help the company to meet its expectations to remain sustainable. The company also added a new test kitchen where fresh ideas for new products will be tried out and then rolled out to the public. Updates at the plant have also reduced the amount of electricity that it uses by 20%. OSI also added a cogeneration system and refrigerator that allows the company to more efficiently manage its water usage and use heat efficiently that would otherwise be wasted.

OSI Industries was founded by Otto Kolschowsky in the early 1900s, and he grew the company by allowing his sons to take part in the business. In the 1970s, Sheldon Lavin, the company’s CEO, joined forces with OSI and helped it to expand rapidly all over the globe. OSI was recently given the 2017 International Safety Award by the British Safety Council, which is an award that recognizes health and safety practices in a company. The same organization also handed OSI the Globe of Honour Award in 2013, 2015, and 2016 in recognition of the company’s environmental management practices.

OSI Industries has been on an expansion mission for some time and has recently purchased a former Tyson Foods facility in Chicago to bolster its offerings in the region as well as the nation and to support another nearby facility. The company also acquired Baho Food and Flagship Europe, which will go a long way towards reaching new markets in Europe. As momentum builds, OSI expects to grow more and more and to continue to offer its customers some of the best food options in the world.

Rocketship Chartered Education

The story of High Test Scores has indeed been defended and admired by many individuals including Watters who has been tweeting about Rocketship education.

Actually, Kamenetz is shading more light on the internal charter practices that previously have not been reported. Most critics who support Rocketship education are for the idea that the NPR piece to be painted with a complete and a fair picture of the network which will focus exclusively on the challenges that are being experienced without context.

According to Richard Whitmire who is an author and a journalist, for you to qualify as in depth you do not need to compare the Rocketship education charters with the neighbourhood schools.

An original piece of an article that was written by blogger Anya described the Rocketship Education networks as the most nationally recommended networks. That piece of an article relied on information about challenging practices of the network. It suggests that those practices also practised other different charter networks.

The long learning hours, tight discipline, ritualistic classroom protocol, and high pressure are the same as those which are practised in other neighbouring charter school networks.

Earlier, Rocketship schools adopted tech model and later realized that it was to lower its expansion objectives and change its model which has been a key subject that was given more weight.

On his Twitter account, Kamenetz defended the idea of balance in journalism terms. He quoted an unhappy ex-parent and a happy parent. However, the piece could include little on the reasons why rocket schools are more popular. The piece of the article is narrow but very deep. What was noted in this piece is the author’s repetition in describing rocket schools as an organization.

The choice of words is a sensitive aspect in the educational world in which the accusations of the school being private or commercial oriented are very essential.

In conclusion, the word company is usually a reference to a profit-making organization. Defenders of rocket schools specify that nonprofits mostly are dependent for-profit organizations for materials. Therefore the difference in taxation is not important. These schools are not described as corporations

Sightsavers Hopes to Prevent Blindness Through Working Medicine with GiveWell

800 million people with disabilities are being ignored and Sightsavers is working hard to help them. With programs from Sightsavers and their partners, they are able to connect the dots to change this in areas that are largely forgotten about. Sightsavers knows that it is about the connections they make that helps them achieve their goals.

 

Sightsavers has a mission to save the sights of the people living in areas who are afflicted by blindness and other vision issues caused by problems that are preventable and even treatable. They partner with organizations, governments, and locals of the areas to distribute the education and supplies that are needed to make a difference. By working together Sightsavers has been able to save the vision of thousands of children and adults.

 

One of Sightsavers’ main focuses is the treatment of neglected tropical diseases in countries who do not have reliable access to modern medicine. Based out of the United Kingdom, Sightsavers has multiple programs that they implement to achieve these aspirations. Blindness is devastating to those who it effects and can prevent them from earning their own income and living their life to the fullest without pain.

 

One of the latest initiatives of Sightsavers involves distributing deworming products to children in the non-developed areas that they work in. While there may not be much data yet about how deworming can improve the lives of those who it is distributed to, there is still evidence that it greatly reduces the worm load. Sightsavers is working with GiveWell in order to distribute this medication on a much greater scale. With preliminary studies showing at least some level of positive outcomes after smaller distributions, the low cost of the treatment has led them to see what happens on a larger scale.

 

Sightsavers and GiveWell have found it difficult to estimate what the exact cost of the initiatives will be as there are many factors that they cannot take into account yet. An early estimate suggests that it will only cost $1.19 to distribute the treatment to each child involved. For Sightsavers themselves, they estimate that they will be needing around $.55 per dose as they are expecting to receive help from different government organizations both locally and around the world as well as doses of the medication donated to their organization. They predict that there will be funding issues for their program that they hope will be remedied by donations in the next year.

 

 

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