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Talos Energy Continues to Thrive

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For the first time in nearly a century, a major company has sunk a new offshore oil well in Mexico. This is a sign that Mexico is committed to letting other countries back into its energy markets. Houston’s Talos Energy LLC and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas have joined forces to begin drilling in this area. It’s the first offshore operation of its kind since the early 1900’s.

Premier recently explained that The Zama-1 well holds as much as 500 barrels of crude. Premier will pay more than 15 million dollars for the 90 day project. Mexico voted to open its oil industry allowing this transaction to take place. Elaine Reynolds, an analyst at Edison Investment Research believes this well will be watched closely by the industry. Charlie Sharp, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity also thinks this will be a big deal saying “it is one of the most interesting exploration wells to be drilled in the sector this year.”

Talos Energy is an independent company focused on offshore exploration and production of oil and gas. The company is focused on gaining assets in and around the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Not only does Talos Energy get deepwater assets, but they specialize in using these assets along with various techniques and technologies in cutting edge way.

With more than ten years of work, Talos Energy has accumulated great success. During this decade they have created and sold two Gulf of Mexico oil and gas companies-Phoenix Exploration Co. and Gryphon Exploration Co. Furthermore they have brought great returns to their investors. Talos is a constantly growing company that is committed to bring world class service and environmentally safe operations. This company is committed to finding better ways to operate making them the most cutting edge company in their field. With such an amazing track record already, they are sure to continue their success for many more years.

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NuoDB Creates Exciting Changes Using Technology Advancements

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Founded in 2008, NuoDB has become nationally known as the world’s new SQL technology. The company’s founders Barry Morris and Jim Starkey has created a world renowned company, which has surmounted technological advancements, based upon delivering smarter cloud databases that adapt to ever-changing software requirements.

Through innovative techniques, NuoDB has carved its roots into the service-based cloud usage, which consumers are now fully engaged with. The company has been able to bridge simplicity with continuous and long-lasting readiness that helps with cloud application delivery and durability.

NuoDB enhanced an industry, which has been long been regarded as content in its software use of SQL database. After years of an uncharted opportunity, NuoDB took steps to meet the needs of the consumer with an approach that is highly considered as more-agile and innovative.

With $12 million in venture capital funding, CEO James Starkey successfully patented what is known as “elastically scalable database”. Now considered the “New SQL”, the database is widely distributed among processors and can produce one million transactions per second. NuoDB has also simplified database migration, for companies around the world, by expanding cloud delivery models that reduce cost, create high accessibility and allow increased software adaptability.

Currently headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, NuoDB is the company trusted the most, to utilize cloud applications.

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Clinical Pathways at Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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In association with NanHealth, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has partnered with Allscripts in a seamless workflow of accessing and utilizing electronic health records. The Clinical Pathways program is being used to produce more efficient methods of treating cancer in a tech advancement setting. The process is designed to let medical professionals access numerous data points, make observations, and determine a practical way of treating new patients via past treatment results. All the data is gathered from cancer care data compiled through medical professionals around the nation.

How is this possible? Up to date data allows professionals to better take care of patients through learning from past trials. In essence, the treatments are basically improving by evaluating prior experiences. The system is able to produce specific regimens for each patient which is available in real time to medical professionals. Clinical Pathways is improving quality and efficiency in treatment of cancer patients. One of the biggest benefits of utilizing the platform is that it holds the potential to expedite treatment. The sooner medical professionals can diagnose a problem and a solution for a patient the better. This time is truly invaluable in the treatment process.

A medical library is used to store treatment based evidence. This allows physicians to easily look up data, view it objectively, and go forward in accordance to their patient’s best interests. It is a peer to peer library that relies on the information of medical professionals all around the nation.

The CTCA is based in Boca Raton Florida and currently has 5 practices. These hospitals are in Tulsa, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Chicago and Atlanta. The CTCA is noted as providing high quality medical care in all it’s locations.

Each center seeks to employ highly qualified medical professionals able to produce effective methods of treatment. The utilized platform at the hospitals is able to aid employees in procuring the best possible medical treatments. All CTCA hospitals make use of the innovative Clinical Pathways platform for this reason.

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What does it take to succeed as a manager?

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In a span of over 20 years, Josh Verne has acquired vast experience in starting and growing businesses. The CEO of Flocku.com gives an insight of what it takes to be a good manager:

– Stop being bossy and act like a leader. Bosses demand their employees to do what they want. This will help bosses accomplish their own goals. Leaders first earn respect from their employees. They then take advantage of this to accomplish an objective that they set together as a team. Only leaders, and not bosses, succeed in their businesses.

– Good managers understand that there can always be a win for everybody, even in a bleak situation. They then find ways to ensure that every person wins in the decisions they make. This helps to boost teamwork.

– The key to appearing more authoritative is to listen more and speak less. Josh states that real power lies in using fewer words. Employees who notice that you listen to them will also listen to you.

– Find a way to balance your life. Having much money and no real relationship will make you suffer. Not having enough money and having a family will also make you suffer.

– Make sure that you are passionate about what you are doing. If you are not, you should consider changing it to what you like. You will only succeed if you love what you are doing.

About Josh Verne

Josh Verne’s payroll deduction system was phenomenal. It is what brought him to the spotlight. The established entrepreneur developed workpays.me with the help of Paul Dumas and Jon Dorfman. The system’s efficiency is impeccable. It allows its customers to make purchases over installments of up to 12 months. The payments must, however, be made from a customer’s bank account, or be deducted from their payroll. He established the payroll system in 2012 and sold it to Global Analytics holding two years later.

Josh Verne went on to start FlockU.com, a platform that has taken colleges by storm. Less than a year after its establishment, FlockU is growing well. The platform allows college students to share content and material through peer-to-peer connections. The company is based in Pennsylvania.

 

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Highland Capital Management Annual Filing for 2015 released to the Public

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In a recent article by Octafinance, Highland Capital Management recently filed their 13F which saw them purchase several new companies over the year. Some of these companies are Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Call) (SPY), Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (EGRX), Amazon Com Inc, Danaher Corp Del (DHR) as well as Intra Cellular Therapies Inc (ITCI). In total the hedge fund purchased a total of 69 new stocks but these 5 provided above were the biggest positions. There were a number of already existing stocks that had increased their positions significantly. These were American Airls Group Inc (Call) (AAL) which increased by 60 percent to $204.25 million, Kinder Morgan Inc Del also increased by 173 percent to $5.38 million, Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO) increased by 16 percent to $87.91 million, Salesforce Com Inc (Call) (CRM) increased by 18 percent to $54.85 million and Corning Inc (GLW) increased by 18 percent to $54.86 million. Some smaller stocks were also purchased these included Burlington Stores Inc (BURL) increased by 10.10 percent to $35.57 million, Salesforce Com Inc (CRM) increased by 213.34 percent to $145.22 million and lastly Ldr Hldg Corp (LDRH) increased by 68.98 percent to $37.95 million.

The Highland Capital Management firm also sold off some stocks. These stocks were Nexpoint Cr Strategies Fd (NHF), Spdr Series Trust (Put) (XBI), Envision Healthcare Hldgs In (EVHC), Mckesson Corp (MCK) and Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (LH). There is only reason for speculation as to why these stocks were sold but it might have to do with there being a better place for Highland Capital Management to invest, the value of the stock or th momentum of the stock itself. There were also some reduced positions with regards to shares being slashed. These were American Airls Group Inc (AAL) decreased by -56.11 percent, Ishares Tr (Put) (IWM) decreased by -52.05 percent, American Express Co (Call) (AXP) decreased by -17.54 percent, Nrg Energy Inc (NRG)decreased by -20.76 percent and Anadarko Pete Corp (APC) decreased by -76.75 percent.

James Dondero or Jim as people know him is the co-founder and CEO of Highland Capital Management. He brings decades of experience and knowledge to the table and has worked in this industry prior to him starting at HCM. Jim is also involved in many philanthropic project endeavors.

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This article recapped http://www.octafinance.com/highland-capital-management-top-10-holdings-in-q3-2015/352793/