Honey Birdette launched its newest US e-commerce site in April 2017. It also revealed its plans to expand its UK stores to 40 in a year’s time.
What is Honey Birdette?
It’s an Australian lingerie brand that was founded in 2006 by the prominent entrepreneur, Eloise Monaghan, in Brisbane. It has 55 stores in its home country, Australia, and it already has plans to establish more in Europe.
As Monaghan revealed, the primary purpose of the new US site is to enhance their customers’ experience.
Honey Birdette sells various types of lingerie that comes in all colors. Their high quality has seen their collections sell quickly and in large amounts.
The US e-commerce site
The recently launched site was built after the brand had seen a 374% increase in the overall online sales in the US within the past year. Only a few brands get to make such a huge profit, and it was the clearest confirmation of their customers’ positive response.
The site is meant to ensure fast delivery of ordered items and to expand the range of products available for consumers. There is also a promise of free delivery on orders that exceed $50.
Moreover, it has plans to explore the opportunities in the UK.
Honey Birdette in the UK
The brand has a keen interest in expanding their store counts in the UK. The first store that it opened was in London’s Covent Garden. Two more stores followed; Westfield White City and Leeds Victoria Gate.
It revealed that it already has ten more stores in line and a target of 40 openings before 2018 hits an end. Their preferred locations include Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool and also Westfield Stratford.
When Eloise Monaghan opened Honey Birdette in 2006, she likely had no idea what a massive, intercontinental success the upscale lingerie boutique would become. The store came to fruition after Eloise and friends noticed that Australia truly had no type of high end lingerie shopping experience comparable to the Paris and London markets of the world.
Honey Birdette became Australia’s first lingerie boutique and quickly expanded throughout the country. Today there are 55 locations. Last year, Eloise opened the first ever locations outside of Australia. These three locations were opened in the United Kingdom in London, Leeds and Westfield White City.
These locations were such a success, that Honey Birdette just announced the plan to take its volume of locations in the United Kingdrom from three to 40 by the end of 2018. There are currently 10 locations slated to start construction in the very near future, including spots in Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool. Honey Birdette is also looking at other premium locations throughout Europe and possible locations in the United States.
The United States is also home to many loyal customers of Honey Birdette. In fact, the company saw an increase in US online sales by a volume of over 300% in 2016. This led to the development of a brand new e-commerce site that will cater specifically to US shoppers. Along with offering an increased line of clothing and accessories, the site will encourage more purchases in the US by offering free delivery when you spend $50, faster delivery and easier, more streamlined return process.
It is not doubt that big things are on the horizon for Honey Birdette. As the company has grown, it has shied away from a “corporate” feel and still maintains its original boutique atmosphere that has garnered it such massive international success.
In the last few years, very little positive news has filtered out of the oil industry. Certain surges have experienced surges in production that have considerably driven down the price of oil in the global market. At the same time, the exploration for new oil finds has been impeded by continuing geopolitical conflicts and financial crises that hit from time to time. As can be seen, therefore, it has been a difficult last couple of years for oil companies, especially the smaller ones. However, one of the few companies that have come out strong during this tumulus period is Talos Energy. Only 5 years old now, Talos Energy has grown considerably since its formation, in large due to its exploits in Mexico.
For decades now, Mexican bureaucracy prevented private companies from owning oil wells in the country. The decision to nationalize the country’s oil and gas resources had been taken all the way back in 1938 with the aim of protecting the country’s interests. However, after a series of oil reforms in the country, in May 2017 Talos Energy became the first private player to sink an offshore oil well in Mexican territory. Talos Energy is undertaking this project as part of a joint venture that also includes Premier Oil Plc., and Sierra Oil & Gas. Sierra has the biggest stake in the well (40%), followed by Talos (35%), with Premier coming in last at 25%. With the well estimated to hold as much as 500 million barrels, this venture will likely propel Talos into a significant player in the global oil industry More on Talos Energy
Talos Energy is an oil and gas company that was founded in 2012. The company is based in Houston, Texas and engages in various stages of oil and gas development, including, exploration and production. The company’s current and past ventures have all been in either the Gulf of Mexico or the Gulf Coast.
Talos Energy is a greatly ambitious company. Despite being relatively young, the company has strategically raised $600 million to fund its expansion. At the same time, it has also gotten into some strategic partnerships that will afford Talos the prerequisite financial muscle to facilitate sustainable growth through projects such as the one it currently has in Mexico.
It’s never been done before – but now a Houston-based energy company is partnering with two companies in England and Mexico to pursue an oil drilling venture that has not been pursued in 80 years.
In 1938, Mexico nationalized its oil industry – and that means until 2017, no private company or venture had been able to drill in the country. That all is changing with a new partnership among Talos Energy of Houston, Sierra Oil & Gas of Mexico and Premiere Oil of London. The three oil companies began drilling in Mexico in late May in the hopes of eventually extracting up to 500 million barrels of crude oil from the Sureste Basin near the Mexican state of Tabasco.
Experts in the industry are estimating that this new well could contain as little as 100 million barrels of crude oil – but are expecting to find five times that. Known as the Zama-1 oil well, it is located in a basin ideal for drilling. Analysts are predicting that the joint venture among Talos, Sierra and Premiere will produce a high amount of oil.
The venture is expected to last about three months, with an estimated end date in August. Primarly funded by Premiere Oil, which will pay an estimated $16 million for the project, the project is owned jointly by the three companies at various degrees. For example, Premiere has a 25 percent stake, Talos has a 35 percent stake and predictably, Mexican-owned Sierra has a 40 percent stake.
If you haven’t heard of Talos Energy recently, you are about to here more in the news with this historic, global partnership. Over the year, Talos Energy has been rising in the ranks of oil companies, selling two successful companies that drilled in the Gulf of Mexico before founding the Houston-based company. The global outfit, with more than 200 employees in headquarters and in the operations field, is on a trajectory to show its contributions to the oil industry. The joint venture with Sierra and Premiere will continue to be a proving ground for the company.
Early in 2016, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America began working on a plan with Allscripts and Nanthealth which would help the patient and their physician benefit from the use of clinical therapies. Through careful analysis, a solution which enhances and improves chemotherapy treatment selection and ordering this project will significantly improve the care that cancer patients receive from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
This project called Clinical Pathways allows eviti access to all the clinical workflows contained in Allscripts Sunrise electronic health records. With this support in clinical decisions, Clinical Pathways does not interrupt a physician’s workflow while contributing to informing him or her of the cancer treatment process. With the use of eviti, physicians have access to valuable input from hundreds of oncologist throughout the nation and an abundance of evolving cancer care information.
A network of five hospitals across the country makes up the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Although headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida these five hospitals are located in Atlanta, Phoenix, Tulsa, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Cancer Treatment Centers of America brings together a whole array of comprehensive therapies for their patients.
With continual advancements in cancer treatments that have been proven effective through studies and the informed reporting of such therapies that help their patients deal with the emotional and physical effects of their treatments, physicians are successfully getting their cancer patients to become active making decisions about their plan of care.
With the use of eviti to bring together the Clinical Pathways platform, physicians will be able to access a wealth of real-time and evidence-based information about treatments for all types of cancers. This technology is allowing communication to take place more efficiently during prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment for everyone. Physicians are being able to provide their patients with the best possible care tailored to their individual needs.
A U.S. based organization, Avaaz is a civic organization that has been working to improve the world for more than a decade. This group promotes activism around the world. They focus on major issues such as animal rights, climate control and human rights. Their company name is evident of their focus. Avaaz means voice in Asian languages. For years this company has worked to be just that, a voice for the world to help make it a better place.
Avaaz has a group of co-founders which include Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, and Australian entrepreneur David Madden. Ricken Patel serves as the company’s executive director. Patel himself is a Harvard University graduate. He has experience working for the International Crisis Group which includes in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.
Avaaz’s focus is to empower people of all backgrounds to take action on important global, issues ranging from poverty to climate change. The company works by a philosophy known as practical idealism. This practice believes it is essential to spread ideas of virtue and good. Over the years Avaaz has supported many important world wide causes including the chaos of the Syrian Civil War. Avaaz was responsible for sending nearly two million dollars of communications equipment to protesters and activists in the area. The company even worked in the 2016 United States Presidential election helping to produce a tool to simplify voter registration.
The Avaaz group works by using an amazing 15 languages. Thousands of volunteers work across six world continents. This is a group that is willing to do whatever it takes to make an impact including actions like lobbying governments, signing petitions, making phone calls and emails and even funding campaigns. Avaaz has already made a tremendous world wide impact. Their passion and dedication serve as proof they should be around for many years to come.
Omar Yunes was recently announced as the Best Franchisee in a competition held in Florence, Italy. In the contest named Best Franchisee of the World competition, hundreds of franchise from different countries participated and were evaluated on various parameters before the winner was announced. Omar Yunes runs 13 fast food restaurants named Sushi Itto, which in total has 150 outlets. Sushi Itto is a Japanese fast food chain, which is a trendy store for people who love the oriental cuisine, especially Sushi. Omar Yunes started his entrepreneurial journey when he was just 21, but thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, he has been able to open 13 stores in Mexico, including at the Puebla, Mexico City, and Veracruz.
Even after achieving such success at a young age, Omar Yunes continuous to be a man who sticks to his roots and remains humble till date. After winning the award, he gave credit to his 400 employees for making the award possible. Omar Yunes said after winning the award that winning such a prestigious award in such fierce competition is not feasible without the since effort put in by his employees. There were hundreds of participants who took part in the Best Franchisee of the World Competition from 34 countries, including from France, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Hungary, and more.
The winners were evaluated by the amount of value he/she brought to the brand and how he operated the business. The other parameters that were checked before the winners were announced were how the franchise managed to help the brand reach out to more people, the kind of business it does, the turnover of the franchise units, the scale of business, amounts of employees working, the standards of hygiene and cleanliness maintained, and more. Omar Yunes scored big on all these accounts, coming out as the clear winner in the competition. Omar Yunes believes that winning this reward would help his business as well and is planning to open more franchise units shortly. Even the organizer of BFW Mexico, Mr. Diego Elizarrarras said that Omar Yunes won the competition by a considerable margin when compared to other participants.
Some people may have heard about the term Avaaz while others may not. Well, Avaaz is a civic organization working around the world concentrating on global activism. The firm has its headquarters in the United States and has been in existence since the year 2007. Among the many issues that the company handles include corruption, animal rights, poverty, and conflicts. The company is known to advocate for the climate change issue. It was referred by the Guardian in the past as one of the most influential activist networks in the world. To ensure that the organization sounds global, they decided to settle on the name Avaaz which has some Persian descent and means song or voice. Not only does the word Avaaz exist in Persian but is also exists in other languages especially the Indo-European languages. Avaaz is as a result of the Res Publica. This is another civic organization that has dedicated its services to promoting deliberative democracy and good governance.
Other organizations that played a part in the establishment of this organization include MoveOn. Org which is a nonprofit organization and the Service Employees International Union. To date, these organizations have a say in what happens in the organization. The foundation of the organization was also as a result of individuals like David Madden, Jeremy Heimans and Eli Pariser. Other individuals who were key in the foundation of the organization include Ricken Patel, Andrea Woodhouse and Tom Pravda. The organization implements a unique funding model. First, Avaaz cannot take donations of over $5000 from individuals. Second, they have completely refused to receive donations from corporations. They say that most of these donations have strings attached on how the funds should be used. At the end of the day, nothing important is achieved. Some of the countries that this organization has helped include Libya, Syria, and Ukraine.
The Mexican government has a reputation for entertaining a monopoly of its energy markets, keeping private investors for away. But 2017 marks a change in their policy now that Mexico’s waters have been opened to a select number of companies helping to open up their energy industry.
Texan oil company Talos Energy has partnered with Sierra Oil and Premier Oil of London to enter into this new territory and began drilling in May of this year. This joint venture lobbied the Mexican government back in 2015 for the rights to drill first when it became known that the Mexican government was considering opening its waters to outside investment. It’s the first time a private and foreign entity has ever drilled in this territory since 1938.
They are currently operating the Zama-1 well in the Sureste Basin off Tabasco. Estimates put production of crude oil at 100 to 500 million barrels from this location. This estimate is expected to be the result of a 90-day drilling schedule that will cost approximately $16 million.
This move into Mexican waters is being cited as a much needed win, and not just for the local energy industry. Analysts from Edison Investment Research, have said that the joint venture signals a change in Mexico’s attitude towards foreign investment. Depending on the completion of this initial run, it could encourage the country to open itself up more to further drilling. Industry leaders will likely pay close attention to how Talos, Premiere and Sierra and received, as will leaders of nations who’ve otherwise been unwelcoming to energy companies.
About Talos Energy:
Founded in 2012, Talos Energy is an oil and gas company based in Houston, Texas. By specializing in exploration and production, Talos Energy has been a key player in the development of shelf and deep-water techniques and new technologies in use throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
Being an ambitious figure in energy production has allowed Talos Energy to become a notable figure in the industry. This has led to the formation of partnerships with other influential companies as well as forming lasting ties with nations. Talos Energy’s growth can be seen in the creation and eventual sales of large companies like Phoenix Exploration Company and Gryphon Exploration Company.
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For anyone who knows Richard Mishaan, the first thing that comes to mind is Richard Mishaan Design. The architect and design guru is one of the leaders in the interior design sector. His firm, Richard Mishaan Design is known worldwide and has many clients from across the globe. The firm provides its services to both commercial and residential clients in the United States and beyond.
The Colombia-born designer is known for his creativity and innovative interior designs. What most people do not know about him is that he also has a passion for fashion. He is a graduate of both the Colombia University and New York University, where he earned a degree in Architecture and a BA degree respectively.
With architecture, fashion and interior design, Richard Mishaan Design has managed to change the living spaces of many. Their clients in the hospitality industry, for example hotels and resorts, are their main clients. Being able to transform living spaces is something that Richard and his firm love to do. They do everything from furniture arrangement to artwork. They also do landscape designs for many clients.
Richard Mishaan has always loved architecture and design. When he was starting out as an interior designer, he got an apprenticeship opportunity at Philip Johnson’s offices where he got trained on various aspects of design. He carried all the lessons he learnt to his new firm. For over 25 years, he has designed numerous spaces through Richard Mishaan Design.
As a strategy to reach even more clients all over the world, Richard Mishaan Design has enhanced their marketing and branding techniques. Their services are geared to transform the living spaces of even more people in and out of the country. To see some of the amazing work which the designer is doing, visit their official website and browse their portfolio.