Talos Energy and its two partners drilling for oil in Mexican waters

In the last 80 years, not one single non-Mexican oil company has been allowed to sink an offshore well in Mexican waters. Not since Mexico’s oil industry was nationalized in 1938.

That changed last month, however, after a joint venture between two non-Mexican companies and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas was allowed to start drilling. The three bid on the rights to do so and were the first consortium to have their bid accepted.

The other two companies — the United Kingdom’s Premier Oil Plc, and American company Talos Energy LLC — and Sierra Oil & Gas began their exploration for oil with new drilling beginning on May 21st.

The trio are drilling in the Sureste Basin, an area close to the Mexican state of Tabasco, and one that is estimated to hold up to 500 million barrels of crude oil.

The drilling is expected to last up to three months, with analysts believing the way the Sureste Basin is structured means their is a very high chance of success.

Houston-based Talos Energy owns 35 percent of the project, with Premier Oil owning 25 percent and Mexico’s Sierra owning the other 40 percent.

Talos Energy is still a small company and has only been in existence for a few years. In that time, however, the company has managed to raise $600 million in equity, has a team of 60 professionals on the payroll in its home state of Texas, and another 60 employees working on the Gulf Coast.

Talos Energy is also making a name for itself, not only as it is growing fast, but also because it believes in treating its employees well.

On-site daycare is already offered, Friday happy hour is something employees quickly learned to enjoy and every member of the company’s staff, right down to the receptionists, are able to share in the profits.

The company is also projected to grow even faster after buying oil and gas subsidiary Helix Energy Solutions earlier this year, and is now looking at other companies it can possibly add to its stable.

No wonder Talos was successful in its bid to persuade the Mexican government to allow it and its two partners to drill for oil in Mexican waters. It seems to succeed in everything it does.

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Bruno fagali: The Face of Integrity in the Legal System

Bruno Fagali is a top notch compliance law authority. The Sao Paulo, Brazil based attorney operates with integrity, professionalism, and fairness. You would be hard pressed to find many individuals with a bad word to say about Fagali.

Bruno Fagali worked hard to get to where he’s at. Like most of us he had to start from the bottom and work his way up. His law career officially started when he took a job at the Office Model Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns law firm as an intern. It wasn’t a glamorous position but he took pride in it. He understood he had to start somewhere and this was it. As an intern his case workload mostly consisted of civil procedural law cases on domestic violence and family law.

He interned for two more firms in a three year span before finally getting a position as Lawyer with Radi, Calil e Associados Law. Drawing on his experiences as an intern he did multiple areas of Public Law. He was also trusted enough to litigate the cases before Courts of Account and Public Prosecutors.

Since then Fagali has went on to Bruno Fagali found  law firm, Fagali Advocacy, in 2016. The firm focuses on Public and Anti-Corruption Law. He founded his law firm to be the spark for positive change to the corruption associated with public funds. He believes cleaning up the system is the solution to social equality.

Fagli law serves as the Corporate Integrity Manager of prominent advertising agency Nova/sb. Though a relatively new company, it is making a splash in the industry. It has already received many advertisement campaigns from the Brazilian government and world renowned international organizations. Fagali’s duties as Corporate Integrity manager entails supervising the company’s Corporate Integrity Program. He is largely responsible for the creation of an ethics committee as well.

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The New Look of U.S. Money Reserve’s Site

The newly designed website for U.S. Money Reserve can be found at USMoneyReserve.com. This revamped look of the site lends a more appealing design and a more user friendly interface for customers to work off of for all their gold buying needs.

This look is a true reflection on the company’s stance for quality customer service and their commitment to their core values of providing a superior experience for their customers. On the site, you will see professional photography, giving a face to the name with images of the currently serving President of U.S. Money Reserve, Philip N. Diehl, who was also the most recent and 35th U.S. Mint Director for U.S. Money Reserve. Detailed photos are also provided on the new site for the coin gallery. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.myndnow.com/news/bismarck-news/oil-production-to-dip-below-one-million-barrel-per-day-mark

The Vice President of Brand and Creative who headed the development of the new website’s look, Ryan Buchanan, had this to say on the improved appearance of U.S. Money Reserve’s website; “We now have a fully-responsive tool that allows us to generate quality content across all platforms, further interact with our clients, and of course, offer the world’s best precious metals products through our secure online storefront.”

Buchanan’s oversight of the website project included the addition of new features and useful applications, which make educating customers on the importance of bullion before buying simpler than ever before.

This online shop provides up-to-date competitive prices for silver and gold bullion and bars being sold in the U.S. and they also offer their customers exclusive products and even PCGS certified coins. A free gold info. kit can also be received through the website by filling out a simple request form.

The Knowledge Center has been updated to provide customers with accurate information pertaining to words and terms associated with precious metal purchasing, including coin grading and minting.

One of the country’s largest gold and silver distributor for government-issued platinum, silver, and gold products, U.S. Money Reserve has provided exemplary service since 2001. It continues to grow even today and so far they have secured customers in the hundreds of thousands.

For those who are looking to diversity their assets using gold bullion for precious metals, they rely on U.S. Money Reserve’s loyal branded service that guarantees only the best customer service experience possible. Included in U.S. Money Reserve’s employ are numismatic experts and highly experienced coin professionals. Each individual is equipped with current market knowledge which they use to find their customers only the highest profit opportunities.

Greg Secker; Philanthropist, Trader, and Businessman

Greg Secker is the founder of Learn to Trade. He answered a Q&A that appeared on the CEOCFO Magazine. Secker was asked to comment on his philosophy of not asking why, but why not. He said that it has always been his philosophy and this meant that he started things first and then thought about them later. He believes that there is no reason for not giving something a chance when we ask why not. We can then think about the specific details as we progress.

Greg Secker explained how he made the leap into financing even though he studied agriculture in school. He made money by selling and repairing computers when he was a student at the University. He was able to improve his technical skills by teaching himself how to program as time moved. He met an employee from Thomas Cook at a job fair at the University. This enabled him to get a job at the company and on the team that developed the Virtual Trading Desk.

Greg gained interest in foreign exchange trading while working on the product. He had a grasp of the complexities of trading. He had written the functions that were making the trades. Secker got the idea of giving talks on foreign exchange trading after attending seminars by Jack Canfield and Tony Robbins. He started speaking in 2003. Greg has given more than five thousand talks in many places around the world. Secker said that his way of giving back to the community is through the Greg Secker Foundation. Its mission is to empower the youth by equipping them with life skills that will help them to engage with the world.

Greg Secker was born in 1975. Greg is an alumnus of the University of Nottingham. He is the founder of Capital Index, FX Capital, SmartCharts Software, and Learn to Trade. He started the Greg Secker Foundation in 2010. Secker was awarded the British Telecom Award for innovation in e-commerce. He was the keynote speaker at the National Achievers Congress that was held in London. Knowledge to Action was a finalist at the National Business Awards in 2009.

Bruce Bent II: The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Bruce Bent II is no stranger to the financial world, and he has personally created many vehicles for non-institutional investors to reap some of the rewards that were once available only to banks and other financial institutions. Bent attended Northeastern University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Philosophy. He has been a part of the financial world for decades and his success continues to grow. His development of short-term and cash classes has changed the landscape of cash sweep and FDIC-insured transactions. Bent himself holds over 60 private patents and even with all of these accolades he continues his entrepreneurial quest to innovate.

Bruce Bent II has made contributions to the financial markets in ways that are perhaps immeasurable. In fact, the arena in which he has worked extensively, FDIC-insured cash management has grown to become a greater than $1 trillion industry. He also led The Reserve to a high level of success when he was CEO for a period that lasted longer than 17 years. The Reserve is a money market mutual fund and FDIC cash management fund that has helped its investors realize gains over the decade-plus period that he was leading the company. He was also directly responsible for unwinding and liquidation of the firm’s holdings following the 2008 financial crisis.

Double Rock has six wholly owned subsidiaries of the Double Rock Corporation and Bent serves as a senior executive in all of them. Two of their companies are Access Control Advantage LLC and Island Intellectual Property LLC both of which are recognized as leaders in their respective industries. Access Control Advantage which works to continuously innovate the retirement sector is another success story. Island Intellectual Property works to license patents that serve the financial services industry.

Bruce Bent II has accomplished a lot in the short-term asset class, especially in the FDIC-insured submarket. His entrepreneurial passion is evident is all of his projects and in the way that approaches his work as a leader of several financial services firms. Bent shows no signs of slowing down in his work in the financial services field.

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Improving Lives with Internal Medicine; Dr. Imran Haque

Dr. Imran P. Haque is a medical doctor with offices in both Ramseur and Asheboro. The clinics provide care to the inhabitants of the two locations and the surrounding regions. He is an extremely established doctor of Internal Medicine, also referred to as an Internist. Dr. Imran Haque has been catering to patients for the past 15 years, if not more, and he is known to provide many medical options such as Venus Body Contouring, 360 resurfacing, weight management, Botox, dermal fillers, physical exams, and management of diabetes.



His deep knowledge as a seasoned internist allows for him to offer many such medical options to his patients. Patients go for appointments to Dr. Imran for specific help and also so he can be their preferred doctor and this is attributed to the various medical services he has. He is capable of treating his patients directly from his office which boasts of the capability of in-office ultrasound and laboratory services. Looking at some services provided at his facilities would give us a better understanding of these internal medicine procedures. 360 Resurfacing incorporates the use of lasers to revitalize the patient’s skin. It promotes the enhancement of skin texture, tone, color, and also tightens skin. It is carried out over a few weeks to allow the skin to heal.



They also offer Venus Body Contouring which has really helped the North Carolina residents of Ramseur and Asheboro, and Dr. Imran Haque is the leading specialist in this field. This procedure helps to enhance the shape of the body, and it is not an invasive treatment. It minimizes wrinkles, reduces cellulite, and also tightens the skin. The treatment entails the use of heat to awaken the body’s naturally occurring processes that are involved in fat removal. The use of pulsed electromagnetic fields along with multipolar radio frequencies warm the skin which in turn the body is made to release stress hormones found in fat cells in the hypodermis. It takes part of a day to complete this treatment and the healing period is also short.


Dr. Imran Haque studied Internal Medicine, Roanoke-Salem Program, at the University of Virginia Internal. He is a licensed medical practitioner in North Carolina and is also part of the of Accreditation Course for Internal Medicine.



Solving A Problem With Cancer Center Treatments of America

There are a few things that bring a lot of inspiration for great businesses and facilities. Among the inspirations for good facilities is an issue that has an urgent need for a solutions. One example of an issue that needed a good solution is cancer. There are tons of types of cancer that have different requirements for treatment. However, healthcare facilities could not provide adequate information on the treatment for this epidemic. One thing that they have found is that their treatments have a wide range of side effects that would require some extra treatments to take care of for the patient. Fortunately, dedicated cancer experts have decided to open up a facility that is going to help with the treatment. Thus, Cancer Treatment Centers of America was born.

One of the most important aspects of Cancer Treatment Centers of America is that it is strictly made for cancer. Therefore, people who want information and treatments on this condition will find everything they need on this disease when they check out Cancer Treatment Centers of America. For one thing, the experts are always working on finding more effective treatments for cancer so that people will be able to recover better from the disease.

The inspiration behind Cancer Treatment Centers of America is the death of Robert J. Stephenson’s mother. Her mother had cancer and she has lost the battle. Therefore, while this has turned out to be devastating and tragic for Robert, it has also turned out to be an inspiration for more work to be done so that cancer patients can get better treatment for their specific cancer. One thing about cancer treatments is that the battle is never done for the experts. They are always going to be at work finding some kind of treatment for this condition so that people can recover.

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Cassio Audi – Drummer and Investment Banker

Cassio Audi, currently an investment banker in Sao Paulo, Brazil was a driving force behind the heavy metal boom in the early 1990’s in Brazil. Audi was the lead drummer for the Brazilian teen band, Viper, with hard rock influence from European bands such Iron Maiden and heavily influenced by the new age British heavy metal movement with a following throughout Latin America.

Audi was highly influential with teens reaching an international expansion where Audi was a primary motivator in shaping the heavy metal expansion and influence globally. Viper went on to produce several albums with various versions to include the Brazilian version, the most renowned “Soldiers of Sunrise.” Songs such as “A Cry from the Edge” and “Living for the Night” are featured via YouTube links below.

Viper’s A Cry from the Edge from the 1989 album Theatre of Fate

Viper’s Living for the Night from the album Theatre of Fate

The Theatre of Fate album released in 1989 featured both a heavy metal version as well as a classical version based on Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. This same year, Audi left the band to pursue his financial career where he has excelled as well. Audi specializes in helping the “average Joe” in Brazil with investment opportunities to maintain and build wealth. Audi presents new opportunities to Brazilian individuals that may typically only be available to the upper echelon of society. Audi obtained his MBA from Universidade de São Paulo where he has worked for the major investment firms in Brazil with a successful career in Investment Management.

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Vincent Parascandola: A Preeminent Financial Advisor

Vincent ‘Vinny’Parascandola has a unique set of skills and experience that set him apart from the rest of the crowded and highly competitive field of competitors. His close to three decades of experience working at some of the biggest companies in the financial services industry has equipped him excellent estate planning and asset management skills. This has enabled him take on high profile and high-income earning clients. His reputation as a financial advisor of choice for many high profile investors has also been cemented by his outstanding skills in financial services and retirement planning. However, his long stay in the industry was first founded during the four years he spent studying at Pace University.Vinny graduated at the university’s Lubin School of Business with a degree in computer science with specialization in computer analytics.

Towards AXA Group’s Leadership Helm

Over the last twelve years, Vincent Parascandola‘s name has become synonymous with the operational and financial success at AXA Group. This is because during this period he has held several senior executive positions at the financial services provider, its affiliates or subsidiaries. He first joined the Group in 2005 as a senior vice president at AXA Equitable. He worked at the AXA Group’s affiliate for close to three years before serving as president for another year at AXA Advantage. He left the AXA Equitable’s subsidiary to join serve as the president of AXA Equitable’s Northern Division. After a year, he moved to its Continental Division as president. He oversaw operations in various offices across the region while managing the resources effectively. His three year presidency was also marked by additional duties as the chief sales officer. Following his excellent leadership, which was marked by an increase in the profitability of the 46 branches under his division, Vincent Parascandola was appointed to his current position as the senior executive vice president of AXA US.

Other Career Profiles

Vincent Parascandola first joined the financial services industry in 1986 at Irving Trust Company as a systems analyst. He served as an insurance agent at Prudential Insurance for two years before taking up a financial professional position at The MONY Group. By the time he left the company in 2005 to join AXA Equitable, he had served in various positions at the company including field vice president.

Karl Heideck – Interesting

Recent News Recap – Wells Fargo
The City of Philadelphia has recently filed its lawsuit against Wells Fargo, stating that this bank has once again violated a Fair Housing Act through the use of predatory lending practices that targeted minority mortgage borrowers. Wells Fargo denies the allegations, stating that its practices are always fair and that any claims within the lawsuit are unsubstantiated. This lawsuit was filed last May within the U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and it’s the latest in a number of problems for this large bank, which still reels itself from the unique scandal last year that involved a few of its bankers opening fake accounts in the names of real customers.

The city argues that Wells Fargo Bank, based in San Francisco, guided black and Hispanic borrowers to riskier loans with high interest rates though they should’ve been credit-qualified into lower-interest and lower-risk mortgages. Philadelphia also states that the bank has made it far more difficult for such borrowers to refinance any mortgages later on, forcing a higher percentage of these to foreclose. The city had investigated this claim for 12 months before filing its complaint.

By reviewing all data from loans over another 10-year period through Wells Fargo, the city’s authorities thus determined that black borrowers are likelier to receive a higher interest loan than white borrowers will ever be, and Hispanics are 1.7 times likelier to receive these riskier mortgage loans. All borrowers reviewed by the city obtained FICO scores of 660 and higher. White borrowers that had similar credit scores earned lower interest-mortgage loans than most other minority borrowers ever did.

Karl Heideck and More – Keep An Eye Out

Karl Heideck is a contract attorney. He primarily works for Hire Counsel. Karl Heideck resides in Jenkintown. You may find out more about Karl Heideck by visiting his main website at www.karlheideck.wordpress.com.

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