Larkin and Lacey Successful Fight Over Human Rights

Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey are no fans of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The two newspaper men had a run in with the sheriff several years ago that they won’t soon forget.

On the night of Oct. 17, 2007, an outraged Arpaio sent members of his Maricopa County Selective Enforcement Unit to their homes. The men were handcuffed, tossed into the back of black SUVs and driven away.

The illegal arrest, ordered by Arpaio, was because they released information regarding a grand jury investigation against Arpaio and his sheriff’s office.

Larkin and Lacey, both Village Voice Media executives, ruffled old Joe’s feathers. It seems that the thin-skinned “Worst Sheriff in America” couldn’t take the heat after the Phoenix New Time revealed a laundry list of shocking and outrageous actions that have gone on since he was elected in 1992.

This week, the Phoenix New Times revisits the horror that was Joe Arpaio, via a story written by Stephen Lemons of Front Page Confidential. Lacey and Larkin’s decade-long battle with the sheriff was the stuff nightmares are made of. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/

Lemon’s story is a recapping of 24 years of racism, racial profiling, mismanagement and debauchery. Among Arpaio’s greatest hits: shackling mothers to their beds during childbirth, inmates forced to live in the infamous tent city with sweltering temperatures of 120 degrees, the death of detainees and ordering deputies to harass political foes and anyone else who defied him.

His most infamous acts of villainy: the illegal arrests of Larkin and Lacey and his utter disrespect and contempt for Latinos and others citizens with brown skin. Ironically, it was his racist views against Latinos that ultimately led to his undoing. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the arrests of Lacey and Larkin were in clear violation of the First Amendment. Five years later, the journalists won a lawsuit against Maricopa County for $3.75 million.

Instead of pocketing the money, the men used the funds to open the Frontera Fund. This non-profit works to uphold the rights of Latinos and migrants.

As for Arpaio, he did not win a seventh term as Maricopa County Sheriff. In fact, he lost to Democrat Paul Penzone, who ran on a platform of cleaning up the County Sheriff’s Office.

Although Arpaio was charged with a contempt charge, he evaded prison time when he was pardoned by Donald Trump.

Arpaio has thrown his hat into the ring to run for the Senate. Many don’t give him much of a chance.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Fighting For the Immigrants Rights

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were the previous heads of New Times Media. These two journalists found that they often bumped heads with the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. Jim and Michael used to publish articles that addressed the crimes that the sheriff was involved in. The peak of their disagreement happened about ten years ago when Joe ordered for the arrest of the two journalists from their homes using unmarked police cars. The two were then booked into separate jails, both of which were managed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Larkin and Lacey were detained illegally and had their First Amendment Rights violated. The newsmen then engaged in a lengthy legal battle with the sheriff, and it was ruled that there was no probable cause for their arrest. This eventually led to a 3.75 million dollar settlement to the two journalists.

 

The money that the newsmen got from the settlement was used to establish the nonprofit organization, Frontera Fund. The organization aims to uphold the rights of the immigrants and the migrants in Arizona. This organization supports other groups that fight for the rights of the Hispanics and Latinos. Frontera Fund has also managed to help the Latinos and Hispanics who have undergone the discrimination of law enforcement and public officials. As Arpaio was pardoned by president Trump, it is now up to such organizations to fight against the legacy he has. Though the former sheriff might not get any prison time, organizations like the Frontera Fund have helped in undoing some of the damage that he caused.

 

Lacey and Larkin have also decided to make a return to journalism. They have launched an online website, Front Page Confidential. The site aims at covering the threats to the First Amendment and free speech. The two newsmen have vowed to speak out for the voiceless people in the society fearlessly.

 

OSI Industries receives award for environmental safety

British Safety Council has awarded the OSI Food Solutions Group with the Globe of Honor Award in 2016. OSI Food Solutions received their award based on the environmental risk management strategies they employ. The award was presented by the British Safety Council during a luncheon at Drapers’ Hall in London. Along with the OSI Food Solutions group, 18 other organizations received similar awards. The council presents these awards to encourage all companies to be more conscious about the environment.

The British Safety Council audits OSI Group and others like to determine their environmental risk management performance. The council’s committee awards each organization based on a five star-based system. The OSI Food Solutions Group and the other nominees all received five-star ratings.

The OSI Food Solutions Group is one of the counry’s leading privately owned holding company of meat processors. The group services both the retail and food service industries and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company was originally started in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky and was called Otto and Sons. Otto Kolschowsky turned it into a wholesale market trade.

In 1995, Koschowsky and McDonalds reached a deal making Otto & Sons one of the main providers of fresh ground beef patties for McDonalds. Koschowsky turned the focus of the company towards supplying beef to local McDonalds’ businesses around the area. They then began getting involved in croygenic food processing, which preserves fresh meet through liquid nitrogen freezing. To focus on their McDonalds deal, they opened a meat plant in West Chicago, that offered patty forming machines a liquid nitrogen freezing system. As their business with McDonalds grew, they decided to move all non-McDonalds business to Glenmark. Glenmark was responsible for local operations including meat supplying to supermarkets. Otto & Sons turned their name to OSI Food Group in 1975. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago
The OSI Group has been successful ever since its beginning. Forbes Magazine ranked it number 58 in the list of largest private companies, bringing in a yearly revenue of $6 billion dollars. The OSI Food Solutions Group has operational plants all over the country including in Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin and California. The OSI Food Solutions Group also operates facilities in 17 different countries all over the world including in North America, Western and Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. They continue to receive praise for their high quality products. The OSI Group also continues to improve their environment safety measures. OSI Food Solutions UK Awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council

Matt Badiali And His Insight Into The Investment Of Platinum

Demand and supply control metal prices in the global market. When the demand is low, and its supply is high, the commodity is guaranteed to fetch little amount and vise-versa. Changing trends in the mining industry have contributed partly to the change in demand and supply of metals.

Platinum is used mainly as a catalyst in diesel converters, but it also has other uses like making of rings and bracelet in the jewelry industry, laboratory equipment’s, platinum resistance thermometers and others. Its market price has been soaring in the past six years due to the invention of electric cars that do not require a catalyst. To top to that platinum being a catalyst can be recycled and that reduce its demand. Due to expected market, the prices of copper a good conductor of electricity rose.

The reduced demand for platinum decreased its market price. The prediction of platinum ever coming to demand was minimal thus the investor’s didn’t buy the commodity further diminishing its market price

However, according to Matt Badiali, editor of Real Wealth Strategist, the demand for platinum is about to skyrocket up to 25 % come 2018. The majority of European economy still prefers the use of diesel vehicles. He reasons that platinum ores are being exhausted and are not widespread. In addition to this, its mines are deep and old.

Matt Badiali predicts that all those factors would result in very high demand for platinum and recommended interested investors to invest in it.

Matt Badiali has paramount knowledge and education in natural resources and geology. He attended the University of Penn State for his bachelors in earth sciences and the University of Florida Atlantic for his masters in science geology.

While pursuing his Ph.D., his friend introduced him to finance and investment, and since then he has been a very dedicated individual in ensuring that investors make the right investment decisions on energy, metals, and natural resources.

To add to his commitment, Mr. Badiali established Real Wealth Strategist newspaper in 2007- May with Banyan hill and became its editor Matt has given uncountable recommendations to investors and distributed knowledge with acute predictions that would be of value to them in the stock exchange market.

Medium.com is also a website where he posts of new trends in the market and also makes precise predictions like that of platinum price about to rise.

Matts immense experience and drive to help investors is surely undeniable and trustworthy.

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Ted Bauman Explains The Difference Between Price and Value

Everyone knows that their net worth is a very important metric when it comes to planning for retirement. After all, knowing how much you own in assets can help you decide how much money to save, what to sell off, and so on. Your net worth is considered your most important number that you need to know for retirement, besides your age and your credit score. However, Ted Bauman warns that it is easier than you think to miscalculate your net worth.

The first thing to do is understand the difference between value and price. Price is simply what something is selling for in the market right now. It is definite. Value is more subjective, and it depends on your assessment of the worth of an item. Something may be of value to you, but I may find no value in it.

Generally, price follows value. If something is of value to most people, it will go up in price. However, price and value do not always correlate.

Take fidget spinners, for example. A while ago they were expensive, because everyone wanted them. However, they soon went down in price. Does that mean that we were wrong about their inherent value? No, it just means that it never had an inherent value, and it was only considered of value because so many kids wanted one at the moment. Learn more at Seeking Alpha about Ted Bauman

In other words, time is a big deciding factor when it comes to how value affects price. Just as it applied to fidget spinners, so does it apply to assets such as your house. The value of your house is dependent on a lot of things that may change over time. For example, the neighborhood around your house may change, and you can not control that. If the neighborhood gets less safe, then the value of your home will not be the same in a decade or two. Another thing that may cause your home to go down in value would be if people simply start earning less. If young people can no longer afford to buy new homes, then you will have fewer buyers. Without that many people to sell to, the price of your home will go down.

According to Ted Bauman, countless studies have shown that young people are doing worse, not better. They are making less money, and the average value of their net worth is only going down. This does not bode well if your retirement plan is contingent on you selling your home. Follow Ted Bauman at tumblr.com

Ted Bauman is the editor of The Bauman Letter.

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