Houston Company Talos Energy Joins Hands with Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas to Sink A Well In Mexican Waters

In a landmark development, Houston company Talos Energy joined hands with Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas and the London-based Premier Oil Plc to sink a well together in Mexican waters. That is a watershed moment for the Mexican Oil & gas industry in that this is the first time since 1938 that the drilling of an offshore well has been allotted to organizations other than the state-run Petroleos Mexicanos.

This development is significant for the Mexican industry in the sense that the drilling of this well is the first instance of a non-Premex well being sunk since the opening up of Mexican waters as part of the process of reform being undertaken by the Mexican oil industry. There is no doubt about the fact that this development will be of immense interest to the industry, especially in light of the fact that geologically the drilling has a great chance of success.

Talos Energy is definitely the right kind of company to be associated with this project in the sense that it is a private upstream oil & gas company specializing in exploration and the possible exploitation or if need be the acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast. They have sound financial backing from investment funds associated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), Riverstone Holdings LLC, and Talos management.

Talos Energy is renowned for their strategizing process for which their ownership of 33,000 square miles of cutting edge seismic data that pretty much covers the areas in their portfolio. That has helped them optimize their drilling inventory and be in a better position to take a call on acquisition or joint venture opportunities.

It is therefore just as well that they got involved in this seminal partnership with Sierra Oil & Oas and Premier Oil Plc in this important Mexican offshore drilling project. Success in this project, which by all indications is extremely likely should pave the way for many other similar forays in the area. That would augur well for both Talos Energy and the Mexican Oil Industry.

Wengie, the YouTube sensation, most known for her beauty hacks and tutorials now has a Vlog channel!

In one of her first vlogs, Wengie address why she quit vlogging in the first place and why she came back. The video starts with Wengie talking about people she meets on the street and why they like her vlogs better than their regular videos. She believes it’s a more intimate way to get to know the people behind the YouTube channel. It’s a way to see who they are as a person and get a more intimate glimpse into the life behind the camera lens.


She admits that she stopped vlogging before because it took away from her day to day life. She also found she was losing her creative touch with her videos because she was rushing and was losing her quality. She began living her life for the camera. Where and when to shoot and which things she needed to capture. She lost time to do things she actually enjoyed doing because she was putting up this facade of a life that her viewers thought she lived.

This is a really big problem with social media today. People are too focused on the life their followers think they’re living, so they start pretending for the camera, whether it’s with Vlogging or Instagram or Twitter. She has respect for those people who are able to film, edit and post daily vlogs, but confesses that she simply just can’t do them anymore.


She hopes that weekly videos are enough for her followers in that they will still get a glimpse into her life without her losing her own life by simply pleasing followers.

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Omar Yunes Emerges as the Best Franchisee in the World

Omar Yunes, Sushi Itto franchisee, scooped the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW). He was named as the winner in an event held on December 5, 2015 in Florence, Italy. His contributions towards the brand played a huge role in the win. Mr. Yunes first became a franchisee of Sushi Itto, a Japanese food chain, when he was only 21 years old and by 2015 he held 13 franchise units. The units are based in Puebla, Veracruz and Mexico City. This makes up for about 10% of the total units that this brand owns.




Omar Yunes expressed his delight at winning the award stating that he was very proud of it. He added that he was just acting as a representative as the prize rightfully belonged to the more than 400 employees spread across his 13 franchise units. He also dedicated the prize to the brand that had given him the freedom to innovate.


2015 Edition of BFW


BFW’s edition of 2015 was attended by a number of representatives from about 34 countries. These included Hungary, Portugal, France, Brazil, Italy, Mexico and Argentina. The franchisee underwent an evaluation during the event where its outcome on the network was considered. Among the things considered was its contributions in implemented savings, knowledge, employees motivation and how much improvements and invoices were projected for the model.


According to BFW Mexico organizer, Diego Elizarrarras, Omar Yunes also emerged at position one in the nationwide qualifier. He emerged as the winner due to his immense contribution to bringing about a vital change factor within the franchising-franchisee relationship. He also developed better information management systems and implemented control boards to have a clearer measurement of all units. Benjamin Cancelmo, the CEO at Sushi Itto, stated that the awards were a true manifestation of their joint efforts to offering customers with remarkable flavor, excellent service and exceptional hospitality.


About Omar Yunes


Omar Yunes is the son of politician Miguel Angel Yunes. Omar, who is the youngest child of Miguel Yunes, is a successful businessman in both the real estate and restaurant industries. He started off his entrepreneurial journey in 2011 when he invested 34 million pesos in acquiring properties and a number of developments in Polanco, Mexico City.

Bruce Bent II and the Money Market Funds

A money market fund is a flexible correlative fund that invests in impermanent debt securities like commercial paper and the US Treasury bills. They strive to constrain exposure to depletion as a result of debts. Money market funds are widely known for being secure as bank deposits yet with a higher productivity provision. They are regulated in the United States under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and are important producers of liquidity to financial go-betweens.

In 1971 the world’s first money market fund was created and known as the Reserve Fund.  While large-scale money was bought and sold before this invention, Bent II’s father and his partner, Henry came up with a formal way and developed other methods.

This invention was a way to give investors fast liquidity and safety for their money more than anything else. Contrary to other financial instruments, money market funds hustle to regulate a constant value 1 dollar per share. Funds can pay the surplus to investors. The securities in which money market may buy stock include the commercial paper, repurchase agreements, and temporal bonds among others. There are less risks involved with this, which is appealing to investors.

Background Information about Bruce Bent II
Bruce Bent II was born in New York. He went to Northeastern University where he recieved his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. His father was well known in the financial world and it seems he has taken up the family business himself. After completing his studies, Bent II began his career in the financial industry. He helped many businesses such as banks and retail marketers with innovated solutions. Currently he is the Vice Chairman of the Board and President of Double Rock Corporation where he continues to use his financial expertise to help other companies.

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Cancer Treatment Center: A Place of Hope:

Cancer is the one disease that mostly everyone fears and for very good reason. Cancer can be a difficult disease to treat but you can not give up hope. Sometimes Cancer can be successfully treated and the person can go on to live a productive and full life.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a place that can treat a variety of Cancers. Cancer Treatment Centers of America can provide excellent care for anyone battling the disease of Cancer.

The treatment center has a staff of fine physicians and nurses dedicated to helping those who are trying to beat Cancer. Cancer Treatment Centers many times treat Cancer patients with Chemo-Therapy and radiation or both.

Staff Provides Emotional support to Cancer Patients:

According to this article, caring physicians and nurses can also provide emotional support and care which can make a huge difference in the life of a Cancer patient. The treatment center is capable of treating a variety of Cancers with the latest and most advanced treatment options. In addition, all patients will undergo continuous blood testing and monitoring to track any noticeable changes within the body during their treatment.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America will do whatever possible to make the lives of Cancer patients more tolerable and pain free. A diagnosis of Cancer can change ones life forever. However, it is good to know that there is a place a Cancer patient can go that offers hope and can give the patient the strength to carry on.

Recovery from Cancer Has many Variables:

Remember Cancer is not an automatic death sentence. In some cases, patients can make a complete recovery even when the odds were originally against them. Sometimes patients experience a miraculous recovery.

Recovering from Cancer can many times depend upon the type of Cancer, the treatment plan, the Physician and the attitude of the Cancer patient. Recovery from Cancer can result from a combination of many factors.

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The success of Jennifer Walden at work and home

For the longest time, people have believed that women who look great have a hard time making achievements in education and work. However, today’s career woman is managing to combine the good looks and brains into one package. One of these success cases is Jennifer Walden, one of the most successful plastic surgeons and mother from Dallas Texas. Harper’s Bazaar named her as one of the top 24 surgeons in the country.

Jennifer developed her passion for cosmetic surgery at a very young age. After medical school, she decided to get an internship with some of the best surgeons in Manhattan. She set up her first practice in Manhattan, and she received many awards for the exemplary work that she did. After many years of service to the community, she decided that she wanted to become a mother. The considerations that she had to make included getting the ideal environment to bring up the child in. She realized that she needed her children to be close to her family, hence the decision to move back to Texas.

She restarted her practice in Dallas and within a short time; she had built a reputation for herself, even bigger than she had in Manhattan. Most of the people that have been treated by her talk about how kind and gentle she is. She also serves on the Plastic Surgeons board for many years now.

Jennifer is also a mother of twins. Everything about her life, and the healthy balance between successful work and home life is an example that most people should strive to emulate.

What Makes People Check Out Wengie

When it comes to YouTube videos there are all types of tricks that people will play to make other people take notice of what they are doing. These are people that are trying to make a living for themselves as full-time YouTube video bloggers. Some people are good at doing the things that attract people to the videos. Others may not have the ability to formulate videos that are going to make a difference.


What Wengie has managed to do is give people access to an immeasurable number of hacks. She has been able to create the type of videos that are designed to help people navigate through life without spending a whole lot of money.


Her lazy hacks are among the best when it comes getting advice on the things that are going to make life easier. Wengie is the type of person that knows how to make all types of different life hacks that can bring out the best ideas for creative people. Wengie takes simple things that most people already have in their homes and turns these things into incredible life hacks. This is a phrase that has become very interesting because it speaks to all of those people that want to improve their finances.


What Wengie has been able to do is give people the access to tips that can help them use what they have to do what they want to do. She has turned hoodies on her sweaters into popcorn bowls. She has printed pictures of a sink in order to avoid washing dishes. Wengie has posted a lot of funny videos to get the attention of people that want the hacks delivered in a funny way.


That is what makes the entire concept of her videos so intriguing. She has shown many people that she has the desire to help them maximize their time. There is no shortage of cool videos for people that want to find alternative methods for doing things. Her ability to provide these hacks in very interesting ways is what keeps people kicking on one video after the next.

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The Role of Helane Morrison as CCO at Hall Capital Partners

Helane L. Morrison joined Hall Capital Partners in 2007 immediately after leaving Securities and Exchange Commission District Office in San Francisco, California. She resigned from the government agency in October and was hired as the Chief Compliance Officer at the firm the following month. While working for SEC, she was responsible for litigation and enforcement of securities, which involved investigating compliance violations. Her role at Hall Capital is to ensure the firm and its advisers follow policies and processes issued by the SEC. Helane came to the hedge fund management firm with approximately 10 years of experience as an attorney and 11 years of expertise representing SEC government agency in legal and business issues.

The role of Helane Morrison at Hall Capital Partners LLC differs from her role working with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She presently advises senior managers of the firm the importance of compliance and maintaining ethical practices. One of the first duties of Morrison at the firm was to review the existing compliance processes and establish new policies based on SEC new and amended regulations. Hall Capital is a privately owned entity with offices in California and New York City. Morrison is working for a hedge fund management firm that manages $29 billion in investment securities and alternatives.

Before joining the team at Hall Capital Partners, Helane Morrison worked for law firm, Howard-Rice-Nemerovski-Canady-Falk and Rabkin from 1986 through 1996. Five years after working for the firm, she became a partner and practiced corporate litigation, private securities defense, and corporate investigations. Morrison received a journalism degree from Northwestern University and J.D. from the University of California-Berkley School of Law. She passed the California State Bar exam in 1987, a year after joining the law firm.

Helane Morrison’s role isn’t just to ensure compliance of Hall Capital, but to protect the investment interests of its investors. Hall Capital Managers oversee asset investment portfolios for endowments, foundations, and high net worth individuals and families. The firm and advisors are registered with Securities and Exchange Commission; which Morrison ensures for the firm. Helane has proven her ability to administer policies and processes of the Investment Adviser Act. Her overall objective to safeguard managing assets of Hall Capital and the firm as a whole is ensure there are no violations of the Act and SEC regulations.

Investors And The Feds Are Concerned About Global Growth

The Federal Reserve has been on the minds of investors like Brian Bonar all year. Let’s be clear. The Federal Reserve is always in the back of investors’ minds, but this year has been a very strange year. Brian Bonar, the CEO and one of the directors of Dalrada Financial Corporation, knows how quickly the investment world can change when there is a glitch in the global market. The glitch this year is a big one. China, the leader of the top emerging markets in the world, had a major financial meltdown. The Chinese stock market lost almost 40 percent of its value, and the Chines government injected billions into the market to keep it from crashing completely. There were signs that the Chinese were headed for a meltdown, Chinese manufacturing is slowing down, and that means China exports are off as well, according to Mr. Bonar. In a global economy, exports are the glue that holds emerging economies together.

Mr. Bonar has extensive experience in the global business world. He worked for IBM Europe for 17 years, and he is an executive and a board member of several corporations. Bonar thinks the Federal Reserve is very concerned about China’s ability to recover quickly, and the Feds are also concerned that the economies of Brazil, Russia, and South Africa. The Feds and some investors think the BRICS countries will continue to experience a recession and a major bout of inflation through 2016 and possibly into 2017.

The Federal Reserve is very data-dependent, according to Mr. Bonar. The recent downgrade of Brazilian bonds and the fact that oil prices have had such an impact on the global economy left them no choice but to keep interest rates the same. The strong U.S. dollar and low inflation in the United States will help the U.S. economy in the short term, but if China doesn’t get a handle on their financial debacle quickly the U.S. economy will show signs of the global financial slow-down.

In fact, the Federal Reserve thinks the U.S. economy will slow down because of the issues that face the world. The oil situation, export lethality, and currency fluctuations along with several other issues will start to erode the American economy, according to the Feds. But those issues may not stop them from raising rates in 2015, according to Mr. Bonar. The Feds have their own way of interrupting the global signs plus they have their own agenda. So some investors are planning for a quarter of a percent increase before 2016. If that happens, some investors think it will complicate an already complicated global financial scenario. Other investors say oil prices will come back, and China will recover sooner than expected, and those changes will help the current economic outlook.

From Finance to the Art World – A Former Hedge Fund Manager’s Passion for Art

Adam Sender wasn’t always known for his art collection.

Before making a name for himself as an art collector and owner of the Sender Collection, he was deep into a finance career at SAC Capital Advisors before striking out to form his own hedge fund in the late 1990s. It was around this time that he developed a taste for buying art, and many of the pieces he acquired have had a remarkable increase in value since then. In a piece for Interview Magazine, Sender states that he wouldn’t be able to afford many of those initial pieces if he bought them today.

In recent years, Sender has held art exhibitions at events in the Miami area, such as Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011. His exhibition of around 70 works out of his personal collection was held in one of the several Miami home properties he held at the time.

Those who have a chance to take a peek at his massive collection – with an estimated value of around 100 million USD – will find a preference for emerging artists who already have a few years under their belt, rather than completely new faces in the art world.

Despite its impressive size, in 2014 Sender has made moves to auction off large parts of his collection, which represents nearly 20 years of purchases. After closing down the hedge fund he started, Sender began selling off 400 pieces in his collection with an estimated value of 70 million USD. He also hasn’t been a stranger to profiting off his purchases in the past, having made impressive sales valuing almost 20 million in 2006.

Even after his plans to auction off that many works, Sender still remains passionate about art. He still holds on to a large part of his collection, and has no plans to stop growing it any time soon.