Anthony Petrello: From Newark to Nabors

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Anthony G. Petrello also referred to as “Tony”, is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nabors Industries, Ltd. Nabors Industries owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet, and is one of the leading providers for offshore drilling rigs in the Unites States, and more than 20 countries abroad. Nabors Industries brags on a colossal portfolio of elevated merit, abundant diversity, innovative, and well-versed workforce of services that cannot be matched.

Before he began his career at Nabors Industries, Mr. Petrello worked in corporate law for Baker & McKenzie Law Firm, where he specialized in corporate taxes. Prior to that, he graduated Yale University, with a masters degree in Mathematics, before going on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1979. It is certainly plausible that Mr. Petrello’s education, in both Law and Mathematics, not only prepared him for his future with Nabors Industries but propelled him on a path to success.

According to Petrello’s former college roommate, Lloyd Grove, Tony Petrello is an oligarch, due to the wealth he has earned and accumulated, as well as the power he yields. Lloyd, like many others, never imagined that the skinny math geek, named Tony, would grow up to be the same successful business mogul and philanthropist he is today.

Mr. Petrello’s story is one emblazoned with hope and determination. Who doesn’t love a good story? Mr. Petrello is proof that a person does not have to be born into wealth to attain it. Starting his journey as a rowdy kid from an average neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, to becoming one of the richest men in Houston, Texas, Mr. Anthony G. Petrello proves that not every superhero wears a cape. Sometimes, they wear suits and ties and are presidents of mega corporations. Anthony Petrello is not just living the American Dream. He is the American Dream.

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An Overview of Oncotarget Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal

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Oncotarget refers to a multidisciplinary journal on Twitter with free access; it publishes various papers on a weekly basis. The journal has a mission of ensuring that scientific results are available widely and rapidly. It also aims to ensure that exceptional discoveries are shared quickly. The journal aims at eliminating the borders that exist between specialties and provide links to the different biomedical science fields. It is under the leadership of prominent scientists who aim at helping various researchers to contribute to progress in science.

Impact Factor and Rank

Oncotarget ranks among the top medical journals on in terms of the total documents published in Oncology. It is the highest ranking medical journal in the field of oncology. In the year 2015/2016, the journal had an impact factor (IF) of 5.008 and a total of 10452 cites. The medical journal was launched in 2010 and has managed to publish over 370 papers on topics related to oxygen.

Oncotarget Editors

At Oncotarget, there is an existing editorial board and two editors-in-chief. The two are Andrei V. Gudkov and Mikhail V, Blagosklonny. Andrei V. Gudkov, PhD., DSci, Professor is based at Roswell Park Cancer Institute as the senior vice president. He has degrees in molecular biology and experimental oncology from Russia (Moscow State University and National Cancer Institute respectively). His areas of research interests include gene discovery, drug discovery and molecular targets necessary for cancer treatment. See:

Mikhail V. Blagosklonny, M.D., PhD., Professor, is also based at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. He is an author of more than 200 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is an associate editor of Cell Death Differ, Cancer Res, Autophagy, Cancer Biol Ther, Am J pathology, Int J Cancer, PLOS ONE and the Cell Cycle editor-in-chief. His research interest areas include molecular and cellular biology, clinical investigations, cell cycle, signal transduction, anticancer therapeutics and cellular senescence. He is emphasizing on translating basic science into new strategies to fight cancer. In the recent past, Dr. Blagosklonny has extended his studies on DovePress to signal transduction pathways from cancer and turned his focus on aging. This has revealed some potential targets for slowing down age-related diseases and aging.

E-cigarettes causing damage to gum tissues

According to a study published on Oncotarget, there are suggestions that electronic cigarettes are causing damages to the gum tissues. The study was conducted at UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, led by a professor of Environmental Medicine, Irfan Rahmann, Ph.D. It is the first scientific study on e-cigarettes causing detrimental effects on oral health on molecular and cellular levels.

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Preparing Young People For Business By Helping Them Learn Math With Solvy

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Alexei Beltyukov is a Russian entrepreneur who is Vice President of the Skolkovo Foundation and sits on the board of several other organizations. He’s had a passion for encouraging entrepreneurship in his native land, and helping those who want to start their own business succeed.

According to All Business, Alexei Beltyukov was recently appointed to be CEO of Solvy, an app that’s designed to help young people solve math problems in a fun and creative way, and that helps make assigning problems and tracking progress easier for teachers as well. Beltyukov realizes how important scholarships and education are for young people, having had to work very hard to earn his own degree.

Alexei Beltyukov has had two careers in his lifetime. His first career was a physician, a career he had chosen because he wanted to help others, but one that paid very poorly in the aftermath of the Soviet collapse. He knew he needed to make a change if he was going to help his family, and he took his chance when he saw an advertisement in a paper for INSEAD business school.

He had to work as a marketer part time at a pharmaceutical sales company to financially support his schooling, but he managed to do it. He started out as a consultant working for a private equity firm in Moscow, but soon decided he was going to start his own businesses.

One of his first business attempts was Mechanicus, an automobile repair shop chain based in Russia but would later spread across Europe. This company was Mechanicus, a company that started out quite well, but when the financial crisis of 2008 hit it had to close down many of its operations.

He then got into the oil industry and started New Gas Technologies, a petroleum drilling and harvesting company. One challenge he always had to make as a businessman was acquiring capital for his companies, so he started A-Ventures Ltd., a venture capital firm that could help small businesses grow and new entrepreneurs get started in business. He’s become a key figure in advising the Russian economic department.

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Educative Conferences Offered by Wessex Institute of Technology

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Physically located in Ashurst Lodge at New Forest National Park, Wessex Institute of Technology is a centre of higher education, research institute, and higher degrees. It is located in Southern England and dedicated to providing knowledge conveying mechanisms channeled towards the trading of information through learners and facilitators. Established by Professor Carlos Brebbia in 1986, The Wessex Institute of Technology succeeded Computational Mechanics School which was founded in 1981. Wessex Institute of Technology follows a series of activities which fall into three categories namely;

  • Research – industry and research organizations fund the research programs
  • Conferences- the school organizes 25 conferences in different schools and agencies annually
  • Publishing- WIT Press does the publishing of Wessex Institute of Technology

Courses Offered

Wessex Institute of Technology arranges active educative programs on short courses with most of the workshops taking place at the main campus, Ashurst Lodge. The courses aim at impacting the industry and academic knowledge. Most attendees of the courses are international participants and are well presented by the majority. The course offers the need for advanced approaches to academic matters. Usually, the program is secluded for scientists, data analysts, GIS specialists, and geographers. The outline covers conceptual ideas instead of mathematics while demonstrating experiments.

Wessex Institute of Technology Conferences

With the exceptional reputation of Wessex Institute Technology Conference Programme, the school continues to grow while serving most students by impacting knowledge in them through the transfer of ideas. Wessex Institute of Technology commits to linking employers with their future employees through facilitating transdisciplinary research. The interface of the Wessex Institute of Technology has a website that contains all the WIT conferences for next year, 2017.

Research Studies

The academic department of Wessex Institute Technology is centered in the new campus within Ashurst Lodge, and it offers several programs at the level of Post Doctoral. Many of the doctoral programs are linked to other academic institutions across the world. The success of the school is determined by the high number of researchers in the history of the school as most of the alumni are either professor in some of the world-class universities in the United Kingdom or their native countries.

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Lime Crime Founder Doe Deere Loves Her Work

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Buying cosmetics is a fun thing to do that many women do on a frequent basis. A new lipstick can help dress up an existing look or update any outfit for pennies. You can often find hundreds of shades you might like to try. Trying out a new look is a great way to get a feel for the kind of look you really love. When looking for makeup, many consumers have found it useful to turn to a site like Lime Crime. Founded by makeup expert Doe Deere, this site has emerged as one of the best places to buy makeup on the net. Users can find items like her special Velvetines and other products that are both trendy and elegant as well as full of color.

Site owner Doe Deere is someone who wants others to do as she has done. She is full of style ideas that mark her out from the competition. Her wild and exuberant style has caught the eye of many consumers who are happy to find inspiration for their own ideas in her amazing makeup experiments.

Buying Varied Lime Crime Products


This company’s products are found in many places. Buyers who like to buy items online can purchase them online from the website. Buying Lime Crime products is easy on Amazon with the online buying process that the company offers. Delivery of the products is swift and easy. Another place consumers can buy these makeup items is in stores. A visit to your local mall to buy the company’s makeup at Urban Outfitters can allow you to pick from multiple items at varied price points. You can try them on person and see which particular shades work for the look you have in mind.

Once you’ve found the right shades for your particular coloring, you can then go home and order any additional makeup that you like any time you want.

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Refugee And Race Issues Drive George Soros

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The return of Democrat donor George Soros to the political scene came with much media fanfare when he provided around $25 million towards the campaign of Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Over the course of the more than 18 month campaign trail the role played by George Soros grew as he was given major levels of access to Clinton as she and her team formed the policies they hoped would carry the former First Lady and Secretary of State to the White House; following the unexpected victory during the 2016 election of Republican nominee Donald Trump, George Soros has made a quick return to the Democratic party as he looks to assist in returning the party to power as soon as possible.

The life of George Soros can be seen as helping to shape the political beliefs and ideals he lives by and backs for major and state level candidates across the U.S. Soros was born in Hungary and became stranded in the country after the Nazi party occupied the nation and began the Holocaust the Soros family survived; George Soros later embarked on a refugee journey across Europe after Hungary fell under the rule of the communist Soviet nation at the close of World War II. In his philanthropy and political work George Soros has become a major supporter of groups looking to support refugees and bring democracy to various parts of the world.

In his work during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle, George Soros made clear his problems with the rhetoric used by Republican’s Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The hedge fund management legend went on to provide major financial backing for Democrat Hillary Clinton who he has known for 25 years and is said to regret not backing fully during the 2008 Presidential cycle. Of the $25 million Soros provided for the Clinton campaign he backed the Priorities USA Super PAC to the tune of $7 million, and provided around $3 million for other Super PAC’s supporting Clinton and Democratic party candidates around the U.S.

Although the Republican victory in the 2016 Presidential election came as a shock after polls hinted at a victory for Hillary Clinton, George Soros has wasted no time in becoming a major part of the future of the Democratic party by agreeing to attend a meeting of the influential Democracy Alliance group. The Washington D.C. based event will see major donors and political figures from the Democrat’s come together over three days to discuss the issues the party faces; initially, Soros had not planned to attend the event many saw as a victory party for Clinton planned before the election took place.

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Dick DeVos Takes the Baton and Runs With It

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When you father is the man that started Amway it is obvious that you have some big shoes to fill. This is what Dick DeVos had to realize when he stepped from behind the shadow of his father to lead this company.


I think that Dick DeVos has a very impressive resume, but he had a great leader, his father, that helped him get a leg up in the corporate world. There are some men that have fathers that are successful in business, but it may not trickle down to the son. Dick DeVos had the baton handed to him, and I think that he has done a marvelous job of upholding the DeVos name.


He cut his teeth on being a CEO with Amway, but he would eventually branch out and go to even greater lengths to build his career. He has become someone that strongly believes in giving back to those that are in need. He has worked with his wife Betsy to create a strong foundation that gives a lot back to education. This is just one of things that he has been able to do with the money that he has accumulated over the years.


Dick DeVos has also managed to thrive in investment management. He has built a career that spans several decades, and he has continued to work hard when he is not enjoying his favorite pastime. Sailing is what he loves to do when he is not working. There are a lot of opportunities for his sons to grab the baton from him because he has made it to billionaire status. That is the great thing about starting out with a successful business that has been handed down from your father. I know that here lots of people that start in business that may become millionaires, but it is harder to reach that billionaire status because they had to start from the bottom.


I think that his philanthropy may be even more impressive than his ability to build up companies. He has become someone that has given to a large number of charities. He has been giving to education for such a long time, and this is why so many people in Michigan love him.



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Raj Fernando Puts His Experience To Use For The World

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Raj Fernando is an entrepreneur and successful businessman. He founded led Chopper Trading, and moved on to establish and lead Scoutahead. Raj Fernando is an intelligent expert in international financial markets and has years of experience in technological innovation within the industry. He is also active in foreign policy organizations.

Raj Fernando received his bachelor’s degree from Beloit College in Economics and History. He also studied at the University College London. Fernando started his career while he was still in college. He volunteered at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

While working there, he managed to work his way up through different positions in the company from 1991 to 2001. He started Chopper Trading in 2002, after retaining much experience and love for business.

Chopper Trading became successful and grew astronomically. The company had over 250 employees and did its trading on NASDAQ, LSE, Eurex, CME, ICE, and ICAP-Broketek.

While being the CEO of Chopper Trading, Fernando also contributed his time and experience to the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC). He helped support their mission of nurturing transparent and competitive markets. Fernando even spoke as a panelist on a disruptive trading practices discussion in 2010. Fernando spoke to an international audience of shareholders at the Global Exchange Leader Conference in 2013.

Chopper Trading was sold to another Chicago-based trading company, DRW, in 2015. Fernando started another company in 2016. This company, Scoutahead, is an internet startup that was designed to improve growth and productivity through secure communication systems in both corporate and professional settings. Fernando stands as both the CEO and Chairman at Scoutahead.

In addition to his business endeavors, Raj Fernando also supports multiple philanthropic ventures in the Chicago area and also nationwide.  In addition, he has supported and helped to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago, Wounded Warriors, and the Clinton Foundation.

To add to his varying activities, Raj Fernando is a member on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institution. He sits on the board of directors for the American Security Project and was appointed to the International Security Advisory Board which advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011.

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Jim Hunt’s Insights On The Importance Of Rational Financial Thinking

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Finance is a crucial subject in today’s life. Rational financial thinking is important, especially when one is setting short term or long-term goals. Intelligence helps you to make sound financial decisions towards achieving your objectives. However, many people do not have adequate financial knowledge, as they do not know how to save and plan for retirement. Most people do not recognize the need to save. This situation results in magical thinking about finances. Here, one thinks of the easiest ways of making huge sums of money at once in order to solve all his or her financial problems. For instance, someone may think about playing lottery and winning money. However, the likelihood of it happening is almost zero. People often overrate the odds of something good happening compared to the reality. Such thinking affects people’s decision about their finances.

Breaking out of the chains of irrational financial thinking is the only solution to making intelligent decisions in life. Instead of waiting for positive events to happen the way you would want them, start seeing life the way it is and adapt to survive. You will also start seeing the possibility of earning less money in future rather than magically thinking of more. This will help you discover ways of saving money and learn how to invest. One of the best ways to learn about rational financial thinking is seeking help from a financial expert such as Jim Hunt, the CEO of VTA Publications. With his help, you will be able to make sound financial decisions and plan well for the future. This information was originally mentioned on Dumb Funded as provided in this link

About VTA Publications

Its services can be accessed both digitally and physically. Through VTA Publications, Jim Hunt teaches people on how to deal with financial matters and trade safely. For instance, recently, he launched Wealth Wave, a simple strategy of making fortunes out of crashing stocks. He is also the brain behind How to Make Mum a Millionaire. Jim Hunt says that money is not lost during an economic crash but it is transferred to someone else. This way, one can easily make profits through perfect timing of the markets. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire.

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Geoff Cone and New Zealand Taxes

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Geoff Cone wants everyone to know that moving to New Zealand to get out of paying taxes is not a good idea. The country does not have a reduced number of taxes even though many people think that is the case and move there for that reason alone.


Although New Zealand does not have a lack of taxes or even lowered taxes from other areas, they do have tax transparency. This is what they do to ensure that they are open about the taxes that people pay in the areas of New Zealand. Having tax transparency allows them the chance to show people how much is being paid in taxes and what can be done about it. This has allowed them the chance to show their citizens, as well as other countries, what they can expect to pay in taxes when they are in New Zealand.


Even if New Zealand is not a tax-free country, Geoff Cone knows of many tax-free and low tax countries. These tax havens, as they are commonly known as, are able to provide citizens with a great living experience that does not involve paying taxes. Since the countries are often slightly underdeveloped or not developed at all, people who are considering moving to them must choose wisely so that they will be able to know what life is going to be like when they move to the countries that they are a part of. It allows them to know more about the country that they are going to live in.


Geoff Cone is an expert on tax-free living. He has been living tax-free for several years and he has also helped people choose which tax-free living situations would be best for them. This has allowed him the chance to show off his global law skills and has given him a chance to build up a base of clients so that he can truly make money from them and from the different things that he does to advise them when he is working for people who are in different countries.


While people may not want to move to New Zealand for tax purposes, there are plenty of other reasons that they could consider moving to New Zealand. The beautiful scenery, the low housing prices and the large job market are just a few great reasons to move to New Zealand. The country also reports as having one of the happiest populations in the world which shows that it is truly a country dedicated to the people that it serves in the different areas that it is in.


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