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Riverstone Enters Partnership to Expand Global Operations

Riverstone Holdings has been one of the leading firms in the global energy scene, offering their services in some oil and petroleum related activities. In recent events, the company entered into a merger with Miguel Galuccio, to launch their operations on an even larger scale. Their aim is to merge their assets to create an even bigger globalized presence in the field of oil and energy development.

Riverstone Holdings has been one of the largest companies in the oil and field development sector in the whole of Mexico. Since entering the market, they have significantly influenced the state of Mexico in energy production, cementing their place in the global oil industry. Around seventeen percent of the entire oil and petroleum extraction operations are conducted by Riverstone Holdings and their subsidiary companies. The company is one of the largest operators in the Gulf of Mexico, which is where the corporation conducts most of their activities. Since the company started out their businesses in the field, they have transitioned into a large $750 million company, standing as one of the biggest in the entire country.

Recently, the Mexican Government has been pushing for the development of oil and petrochemical industries, giving them subsidiaries to expand their businesses. In light of this, the government has been pushing their companies from Mexico itself to go on and take on global initiatives and bring in global investments. In light of this, mergers and partnerships like this one are on the rise more than ever.

Miguel Galuccio seemed to be a good international giant to partner with on this venture owing to the tremendous amount of experience the company he leads has in the field. Miguel Galuccio has over twenty-five years’ worth of experience in leading businesses that are divulging into the energy and petrochemical sector. Miguel Galuccio was appointed to the position of a member of the board of directors of Schlumberger which is one of the largest oil and gas services in the entire world.

Riverstone Holdings, under the leadership of founders David Leuschen and Pierre Lapeyre hopes that with this merger, the company can grow and become not just a leader in the Mexican oil and petroleum scene, but a leader in the global oil and petroleum scene in the world. The partnership will entail the growth and expansion of the company’s operations, which can lead it in a direction which is extremely favorable for its growth and development.

Best Buddies: An Organization Helping Friends in Need

A nonprofit organization that makes the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) better has launched an initiative to become a household name by the end of 2020.

Best Buddies International, which works with people with down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other un-diagnosed disabilities, offers one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.

Anthony Kennedy Shriver launched the organization in 1989 with one chapter. It currently has more than nineteen hundred chapters with more than ninety-nine thousand participants throughout the fifty United States, fifty-four countries and six continents.

The initiative includes a strategy which will educate 4,000 Buddy Ambassadors, create 1,000 jobs for people with IDD and boost the amount of school-based chapters to 2,500. Among its many programs, Best Buddies carries out a student-run friendship club in middle schools, high schools and colleges, by forming student buddy pairs whether they have disabilities or not.

Best Buddies makes it easier for people with IDD to find an important closeness with their friends, obtain work, live on their own, among other objectives. Best Buddies also makes a job program available to assist people with disabilities find competitive paying jobs. Receptionist, document clerk, teacher assistant and fitness assistant are among some of the current positions held by Best Buddies participants.

An email pen pal program, called e-Buddies, which develops friendships through email, is also available. This program involves emailing each other at least once a week for a minimum of one year.

A number of events take place throughout the year such as the Annual Best Buddies Gala Back to School Night in Miami which is hosted by Best Buddies co-chairs Jackie Soffer, and Alina and Anthony K. Shriver.

Many celebrities and other recognized faces help support Best Buddies International.  For example, many celebrities take part in the Celebrity Ambassador Program including NFL Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady; Supermodel Cindy Crawford; Actor Pierce Brosnan; Actor/Producer Ron Howard and Musician Emilio Estefan.

The organization’s largest fundraising initiative, the Best Buddies Challenges, take in a ride, run or walk challenge from the Hearst Castle on September 10, 2016 or a Ride Tour de France Style in Miami on November 18, 2016. On June 3, 2017 Tom Brady will host a Best Buddies Challenge at Hyannis Port. And the inaugural Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving Basketball Challenge will get under way this fall, September 24.

To sign on for Best Buddies, simply fill out an application at and sign the agreement to participate. The staff will work to complement participants with a buddy of similar age and interests. In addition, the Best Buddies Ambassadors program gives people with IDD a chance to use their skills to advocate and make positive changes in their life and community.