(Bloomberg) — The Mexican oil industry has a, long history of tight privatization laws but all this may soon be changed. For the first time in almost a century, a joint project has been permitted to construct an oil well in Mexican waters. This appears to be the first of many steps to open up the Mexican Oil Industry.
The joint venture that led to the monumental project was initiated by Houston’s Talos Energy LLC, Mexico’s Sierra Oil and Gas and London’s Premiere Plc. these three companies won the rights to begin the drilling project in an auction held not long after Mexico voted to open its faltering oil industry to foreign investment and expansion.
Since the country nationalized their oil supply back in 1938, there has never been an offshore drilling project launched by anyone other than the state-owned oil company PEMEX (Petroleos Mexicanos).
The oil well was dubbed Zama-1 and is planned for the Sureste basin off the coast of Tabasco. This basin is projected to hold as much as 500 million barrels of crude according to analysis by Premier Oil Plc. The entire project will cost $16 Million and the cache of natural oils is expected to be depleted in only 90 days. The geographical features of this specific basin give experts high hopes for the success of the operation.
According to the chief analyst at Premier Oil Plc, Elaine Reynolds, this project will be under close scrutiny by many parties as the first in the movement Mexico is making toward energy reforms. The way the first well that is not part of the PEMEX is opened and managed will decide the future of others like it.
Talos Energy is the operator of the oil well and holds a 35% stake in the enterprise. Talos is a Houston based company that receives funding from Apollo Global Management LLC. Talos is focused on investigations and exploration of the Gulf of Mexico and entire Gulf Coast Region. As a leader in oil acquisition and exploitation, Talos Energy has a long history of success and brings experience and skill to the Zama-1 project.
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Andrea McWilliams is a political fundraiser as well as a lobbyist. She is also a skilled strategist and she combines grace, grit, and patience with persuasion to get the job done! McWilliams is known for her great attention to detail and she brings her own expertise to every one of the issues that she engages with. McWilliams has been reported as a political strategist as well as a leading fundraiser by many major media outlets such as FOX News, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, CNN and many more!
McWilliams is very well known for her work as a philanthropist and for her volunteer time spent in the community. On numerous occasions, McWilliams has been named to the “All-Stars” of Austin, where she is located, American Statesman Fortune 500 list. She has also been a board member for numerous other non-profit organizations. Some of the ones she has served on are Arthouse, Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital and Rise Across Texas Challenge. McWilliams is also a member of the Long Center’s Notable Women and also St. David’s Hospital Toast of the Town Committee. Being from Austin, she is proud to be a past President of Inherit Austin. Inherit Austin is an organization which was developed to preserve the architectural and the cultural past of Austin by making sure that the city’s landmarks are protected as well as the historical fabric and by safeguarding the unique character of Austin.
Andrea McWilliams has also represented different cancer nonprofit groups such as KillCancer and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation group. McWilliams also was honored to be honorary chair for Mamma Jamma Ride which has had the opportunity to raise money for non-profits that are serving those in Central Texas who are dealing with and fighting breast cancer. Currently, McWilliams is serving on the board of a global tax services firm known as the PAC Board of Ryan.
Goettl Air Conditioning has been a mainstay in the air conditioning industry since 1939. Currently the company services the markets of Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas. Providing air conditioning service, repair, and replacement for both residential and commercial. In addition they do provide heating service, repair, and replacement as well. They are a essential part of the communities served due to the climate, especially during the summertime.
In this day and age in order for a service business to have success and create awareness it is an imperative to have a social media presence. Goettl Air Conditioning has acknowledged the power of social media having outlets such as facebook, youtube, and a website.
These sites have multiple purposes. Giving background information about the company as well as providing contact information. In addition the ability to set up appointments online. Also staff members providing useful tips on how to use air conditioning appropriately and effectively. Customer testimonials are also showcased on the social media platforms. The sites also show how Goettl Air Conditioning gives back to the communities they have been servicing for a long time. Included are fundraising, donations, and organizing fun filled events for the community.
Goettl Air Conditioning has been operating close to 80 years. In order for an organization to have staying power like that they must deliver a great product, service. Throughout that course of time relationships with the communities have been built. Goettl Air Conditioning truly appreciates these relationships by giving back to these respective communities.
Relmada announced that it had decided to amend the complaint against Laidlaw & Company in the US District Court. The amended complaint contains an additional legal claim against Laidlaw & Company. The new complaint includes a new claim that the company breached its fiduciary duty when it disclosed confidential information about Relmada. Relmada also wants to get monetary compensation from the dissemination of false material in December 2015 by Laidlaw’s proxies.
Relmada noted in its amendment that Nevada had already issued an injunction against Laidlaw. Relmada believes that there was extensive financial damage that resulted from the actions of Laidlaw, for which they must be compensated. In a letter addressed to its stakeholders, Relmada informed them of the action it was taking to protect its reputation from harm.
Before this lawsuit, Laidlaw was the company’s primary investment banker. It was the financial advisor to Relmada in 2014 during its merger with Camp Nine, Inc. After that merger, Relmada became a public company. The latest filing results from a wish that Relmada expressed to Laidlaw seeking financial investment confidentially. However, Laidlaw released financial information of Relmada to third parties that were not part of the confidential discussions.
Laidlaw Frequently Flouts the Law
Laidlaw is an investment firm that operates under the stewardship of its two principles Matthew Eitner and James Ahern. The company has been sued numerous times for violation of securities laws bot at the state and federal level. The actions have led to censure and suspension by state regulators, the New York Stock Exchange and the SEC.
Within a period of 2 years starting in 2007, the company received over 60 complaints from customers and damages claims. Laidlaw entered into a letter of acceptance, consent, and waiver with FINRA in 2012. FINRA found that Laidlaw had willfully violated numerous regulations.
The hair industry is going through a lot of changes right now. Many companies are coming up and offering premium products for a high price. Although these products work, they are out of the price range of the average customer. Wen By Chaz is a hair line that is affordable and delivers quality results to customers. Over the long term, this is the type of hair product that should be used if you want great results. One user recently tested using this product on her hair and tracked the results. Her study showed the positive impact that can be made by using Wen By Chaz hair products over the long term.
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Traditional washing machines are known for using massive amounts of water to clean clothes. When you take your clothes to a green laundromat, however, such is not the case. High-efficiency, commercial grade washers such as those made by Electrolux use as little as 0.5 to 1.5 gallons of water per pound of clothes laundered. That is about 1/3 the amount of water used by conventional laundry machines. Not only do these new green machines use much less water, these washers also help the environment through technology that efficiently extracts water from clothes, meaning less energy will also be spent on drying. The benefits of green laundromats are two-fold. First, using these high-efficiency machines means less water will be polluted. Secondly, because these machines are energy efficient, you will reduce your carbon footprint.
If doing your laundry at a green laundromat in Austin, Texas is important to you, then doing your laundry at Laundry Works is the answer. All of their equipment is state-of-the-art and energy efficient, meaning their facility is kind to the environment. Laundry Works even has eco-friendly detergent and fabric softener, to further reduce your laundry’s effects on the environment. Your clothes will look better and feel softer when you clean and dry them at our facility.
In addition to being environmentally friendly, we can also provide you with a number of services that go beyond those of a typical laundromat. If you’re pressed for time, just drop off your laundry and their in-house staff will perform wash and fold service. Can’t make it in? That’s no problem as Laundry Works will even pickup your laundry, perform wash and fold service and return it to you the same day. Laundry Works will take the same care with your clothes that you would. Come visit their facility at 606 W. 29th Street, Austin, Texas 78705 or call them at 512-482-WASH (9274) for more information.
Sergio Cortes is a Brazilian doctor who holds a degree in surgery. Cortes graduated from Souza Marques University. Cortes is an experienced and professional in health services. Sergio focuses mostly on people’s health and welfare.
Cortes is a 44 years old doctor, happily married with three children. He has been serving as the Health Secretary since 2007.
Cortes acted as the Executive Officer of Bone Transplantation department for four years. Cortes has also worked as a medical officer of Rio de Janeiro Fire Department.
Recently, Sergio Cortes received a promotion from being a secretary of health and civil defense to be the minister of health in Rio de Janeiro. Doctor Sergio Cortes received the reward from the elected president, Rousseff. Cortes is expected to bring development and significant changes in the healthcare industry. His experience in the field will benefit the Brazilian citizens.
Sergio Cortes served as the Brazilian volleyball team doctor for nine years. From 1994 to 2000, he worked in the global volleyball federation.
Brazil country is emerging both economically and socially. Brazil will host the 2016 Olympics. These Olympics will attract many tourists into the country. Sergio Cortes concerns on health conditions of Brazilian citizens for past years have been impressive. Having an experience with the volleyball team as the medical doctor, Cortes will be the leading doctor on checking matters in the Olympics.
Brazilian healthcare industry encountered an average rank by the World Health Organization due to the commitment and hard work with the health professionals in Brazil.
Cortes commitments in the medical wellbeing of the citizens have been evidenced. Cortes organizes healthcare awareness and seminars to train people on the importance of maintaining health standards.
Cortes opened a website that expounds more on health issues and safety. He also offers advice on the eradication of diseases affecting the citizens for a strong and healthy life.
His passion for helping fellow citizens and associating with other doctors at the international level to curb deadly diseases was recently recognized by Committee of the Noble Prize. His website has also promoted awareness of health issues.
Cortes also focuses on emerging trends and issues in the health industry. He embraces technology and encourages the discovery of new drugs and medical equipment.
In conclusion, Sergio Cortes dedications and significant efforts to improve the Brazil Healthcare department have been recognized by many. Brazil will soon get a better rank position in the World Health Organization rankings.
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Slyce is a start-up technology company based in Toronto Canada. Most people are familiar with Slyce as being a visual search company. The company is a result of a partnership for visual search by two business oriented genius minds, Cameron Chell, and Erika Racicot. Initially, Slyce was formed as a consumer technology company.
The Slyce Company picked up drastically during the shopping season of 2011. The transition from the analog mode of communication to the now digital way of communication inspired the founders of Slyce to come up with the app. The transition was primarily after the emergence of smartphones that have become the new mode of communications between customers. The smartphone era thus brought about the big idea of a business opportunity. This technology would link retailers and customers for a common goal that is shopping, by sharing photos between themselves. This sharing is however not direct but through an application platform with coded command instructions.
Slyce as a company came up with an application named after the company. The Slyce application is similar in its working principle to Shazaam. However, the big difference between the two is that unlike Shazaam, which applies to music, Slyce is for visual items. The app first identifies the item or the object being displayed in the photo. Whether it’s a shirt, cup or any other item, the app takes note of this. The image undergoes analysis by a program designed by the Slyce team known as the Schema through an attribution model. The app’s analysis is perfect at picking details to the extent of identifying the color, pattern or even the location of the pocket on a shirt.
Most retailers have come with unique systems to help them photograph their stock for their online stores. This way, it becomes quite easy for the system to differentiate between items, making the comparison and distinguishing images whether an item is a toy or just a mere pan. Once Slyce makes up the details of the object in the picture, the system can provide a definite product match. It searches for the most comparable item a retailer has, and the particular retailer who has stocked this perfect match item.
According to Slyce CEO Mark Elfenbein, the company is consistently trying to perfect their apps and the functionality of their systems. The improvements and enhancements enable the company to offer major retailers with the visual search platform. In a bid to deliver on this promise, Slyce acquired Tel Aviv-based Pounce. The technology that comes with the Pounce team comes in handy at speeding up things and improving the user experience.
Pounce is a product from BuyCode. It links item photos not only to the inventory but the pricing information as well. The final product allows users to scan different items, browse through various deals and checkout with just a few clicks.
A U.S. beef company has been accused of fraudulently labeling their products “Halal” when, in fact, they were not produced in accordance with the strict, Islamic meat-handling procedures. The meat in question was shipped out to Malaysia and Indonesia.
The specific allegations, none of which were made by the Keith Mann Dynamic Search Partners, are that labels from a Halal plant in Nebraska were fraudulently put onto meat packaged in a non-Halal plant in Minnesota. First, the workers supposedly removed the original labels with acetone or nail-polish remover. The manufacturer, Midamar, vehemently denies the accusations.
Halal law requires that specially trained Islamic slaughterers kill the animal with a sharp knife. The method known as “captive bolt stunning” was specified as not having been used, and yet, it is alleged, that is exactly the method that was used. During the slaughtering process, the Muslim Tasmia prayer must also be recited.
These Halal rules go beyond even the strict dietary concerns of Kosher Jews. It is amazing that anyone ends up getting a bite to eat with laws like that. Still, these dietary laws are important to many Muslims, and if fraud was used to sell Muslims this meat, such fraud must be punished.
An attorney working for Midamar has stated that the government has no right to regulate this matter since it is a religious concern. If that is Midamar’s defense, we pity their chances in court. Fraud, after all, is illegal also in the religious realm.