Success Academy’s girls are empowered to be successful in their lives

Success Academy, the New York-based charter school network, believes in its girls. To such an extent, teachers in various Success Academy schools have begun programs targeted at girls to make sure they are able to achieve the success they deserve.


One of these programs is a group targeting female students that teachers at the Success Academy Crown Heights began a few years ago. At the time, the girls involved in the group were in second grade. They have now graduated and moved on to high school, but the group is still on-going with a group of 40 Crown Heights girls currently attending each week.


These girl groups are small, so each girl has the chance to participate and speak, and most meet over lunch.


The students eat in a classroom with at least one teacher, and talk about their day. After lunch, they continue the conversation by talking about issues that are important to them and to their education.


These issues can be anything from how girls are portrayed in the media, to how they are perceived depending on how they dress, and the rightness or wrongness of all of it.


Success Academy teachers involved in the program say, since it was begun, they have seen a huge difference in the self confidence level of all the students. Before joining the group, the girls tend to be quiet and shy. After a few months in the group, they are talkative and self-confident and willing to express their opinions.


Success Academy has always believed girls have as much right to succeed as boys, so how they are taught also feeds into that belief.


Success Academy students are all taught to learn with minimal teacher instruction and with more hands-on project-based work. What this has done is allow them to develop critical thinking, to think outside the box and to be able to solve problems themselves.


When they are then expected to perform well on standardized tests, these girls do, as their brains are already used to figuring out answers correctly.


Groups like the Success Academy Crown Heights girl group just adds another level to their education. A level that is teaching them even more self-confidence and self-respect.

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Cotemar: An Oil Industry Giant

Cotemar was established in 1979 to provide services in the energy industry, especially the oil and gas sectors. The company has done various assignments for Petroleos, an affiliate company under which Cotemar operates. Since its establishment, it has grown over the years by continually improving its technologies, diversifying its services, acquiring new more specialized vessels for the various services the company offers. The firm continues to boost its workforce with suitable workers to work for them.


The company has gone ahead to win high-end contracts that have led to its thriving and increased market base. This is further contributed to the company values which include transparency, reliability, creating new ideas, teamwork, and companionship, positive attitude, consistency, flexibility, and honesty.


One of the services offered by Cotemar is accommodation and catering which take place within the rigs and boats/ships that are owned by Cotemar. Those willing to consume Cotemar’s accommodation and catering services are guaranteed of quality service provision and value for their money. The operations are carried out under strict inspections that are sought to ensure quality service provision. Services to offer include dining, laundry, and strict housekeeping. A well-equipped workout place, TV room, and basketball grounds are also offered to the guests.


Building projects, repairing, and upgrading rigs are also services provided by Cotemar. To this effect, Cotemar has invested in rigs that can almost submerge. The rig is designed in a way that it can move from one work site to another and it can carry heavy crane derricks that assist in building storage areas on the rigs. Employees working on the rigs are highly skilled in offering the best designs in the oil industry. Some rigs are equipped with technologies which allow them to collect data and ensure quality planning and delivery. The company has put all this together to achieve their main goal which is to build quality structures at a low cost.


Cotemar also provides personalized vessels that are used to move large structures, transport oil that has been mined, firefight, & control oils spills. These vessels are remotely controlled by computers through GPS interlinks to ensure that they remain rooted in a single position so they can function effectively. The vessels support diving operations required for deep sea inspections and maintaining of oil lines. The storage yard of the vessels contains refrigeration facilities that store foodstuffs and other things that are used to provide refreshments to the fleet operating from them.


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Preventing Dangerous Crimes with Securus Technologies Help

As part of a crime scene investigative team, my goal is to get hose off the streets that could cause our residents the most harm. We were hunting a gang leader who escaped the courthouse and has been on the run ever since. This suspect will use excessive violence if needed, especially if he thinks someone is going to compromise his freedom.


My superior offered me a new resource to help in the investigation that came from the most unlikely of sources. Securus Technologies recently installed an inmate call system at the local prison, and this was going to become instrumental in my investigation. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, says all 1,000 of his Dallas-based employees live by one motto, making the world just a little bit safer for us all. We had big plans on seeing if that was the case.


Me and my fellow officers were quickly brought up to speed on the LBS software by Securus Technologies team members, and we decided to run the software to see if it picked up on any chatter in the jail between inmates and their friends while on the phone. The jail has a big gang population, and some people just can not keep quiet because they have to brag about what crimes they have done. One inmate was talking openly about assisting this suspect before he was arrested, and it pointed us in a completely new direction.


As soon as we left the jail, we headed to the location the inmate revealed in his conversations, and we discovered the suspect was there waiting for his crew to take him over the border. Had it not been for the help of the Securus Technologies, that dangerous suspect could be on the loose hurting other innocent victims this year.


Talos Energy Helps Mexico Expand Oil Fields Into International Markets

The first foreign owned oil well in 80 years announced in Mexico. For the first time since 1938 a private company plans a well in Mexican waters. Talos Energy LLC. from Houston has partnered with Premier Oil Plc. out of London and Sierra Oil & Gas out of Mexico to drill an offshore well in Mexican waters.

Since 1938 Mexico has owned and operated the oil fields there. Recently Mexico has now allowed a foreign competitor back into the market.

The name of the well is The Zama-1. The location of the well is off the state of Tabasco in the Sureste Basin. The well will house anywhere from 100 million to 500 million barrels of oil. The drilling will cost $16 million dollars and take up to 90 days to complete.

Elaine Reynolds is an analyst for the London-based company Edison Investment Research Ltd. She seems hopeful that the area seems primed for a high rate of success geologically. She is also watching the progress closely as it is an important milestone for Mexico.

Talos Energy LLC operates out of Houston Texas. The company specializes in technology that makes them a leader in their industry. Talos has grown with the times and over the past 70 years drilling techniques have improved substantially. Another improvement from technology is the ability to read seismic data and use geophysical technology to explore, exploit, and produce even more effectively.

Talos Energy LLC along with Premier Oil Plc and Sierra Oil are the first outside companies to drill in Mexico in many years. With their top of the line technology and up to date drilling techniques Talos Energy takes the Mexican oil fields ready to make history.

With their up to date technology and deep understanding of geological structures , Talos Energy ensures the best production value. Using the data they have collected Taos Energy also remains committed at all times to the health and safety of their workers as well as the safety of the environment.

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Eco-conscious and Conservation Center Trips That Are Both Educational and Beautiful

There is an organization called Wild Ark whose sole mission is to protect the biodiversity of areas that are identified as green belts around the world. While they are researching these areas, they are also conserving wildlife.


Wild Ark was founded by Mark and Sophie Hutchinson, along with a team of people who are avid conservationist. They work together to educate people about the world wildlife and see that our planet will be protected for our future generations. They are very concerned about the perils that the wilds of the world are facing and they actively work to make a difference.


For the eco-conscious people who like to travel there are many spots to enjoy.


One of the greenest places is Disney’s Oahu property, Aulani which will give you and insight into the local culture and the fresh fish and produce, all from local sources. They have Trade Teacups and It’s a Small World which features snorkeling, native art, kayaking, and a pool where you can go to pet Stingrays.


If you wish to travel to Africa there is the Namibia Desert Rhino Camp on the 1 million acre Palmwag Reserve. You can, for fun and pictures, track the Rhinos, take nighttime nature drive and relax in a simple but sophisticated resort.


Here in the United States, Florida offers some of the best eco-friendly and conservation centered places you can find. You can swim alongside a Dolphin, or go for a walk with thousands of Butterfly’s while walking through botanical gardens and tropical forests. You could also, observe some unique animals that are protected and in their natural habitat.


If you like museums there is Crane Point Hammock in Tavernier Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Audubon House and the Butterfly Conservatory and Nature Museum. Some of the Florida Keys Natural Attractions include Natural Key Deer Refuge in the Lower Keys, Marathon Dolphin Research Center, Historic Pigeon Key, and the Keys Natural Marine Sanctuary.


The underwater preserve which was created to protect the Florida Keys barrier reef, at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is another great educational destination for a trip.


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