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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Academy of Art University Producing New Talent for NYC Fashion Week

The 21st runway showcase was held in September 2017 by the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University. This show was held at the Skylight Clarkson Square where ten recent graduates showcased seven collections. These were recent BFA and MFA graduates that showed five women’s wear collections and two men’s wear collections and two that were joint collaborations.

New York is known for Fashion Week and where new names in fashion are earned, but the School of Fashion has produced new talent into the fashion industry and fashion week for twenty-one years. One of the reasons the University produces constant talent is the diversity of the designers that can be from the United States or any other country including China. This allows for unique ideas and craftsmanship techniques. The 15 minutes on the runway is what the classes, workshops, internships and hours of labor are what students find worth working toward. The students have the opportunity to show their vision with the world with live streams, the audience filled with top names like Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and the Director of Education and Development at CFDA, Sara Kozlowski.

The Academy of Art University is privately owned and was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens under the name the Academy of Advertising Art. The University is located in San Francisco, California and is one of the largest property owners in the city with its many campus buildings and the main campus located on New Montgomery Street.

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Stephens the founder of the university was a painter and magazine editor and head of the college until 1951. After this his son Richard A. Stephens took over the school, retiring in 1992 when his daughter Elisa Stephens took the lead. The number of students at the University has continually increased reaching 18,000 by 2012. The school also has athletics teams with the Urban Knights that are members of the Pacific West Conference in the NCAA Division. They have a cross-country men’s team that took second place in the 2014-2015 year and the women’s team took fourth place in the Pacific West Conference Championships.

Some of the Alumni members of the school are familiar names including fashion designer Kara Laricks, actress and singer Raven Symone, and actress Lauren Conrad.

Malcolm CasSelle Helms The Team That Created A Way To Exchange Video Game Assets

Imagine if there was a way to make real money from items you earn in video games. Well, now you can. There’s a new platform called the Worldwide Asset eXchange (or WAX for short) that enables people to sell and trade the assets they earn in video games. The platform is decentralized and features low transaction fees. Virtual assets that are earned in video games are tokenized which enables people to own these items just like any real world thing they own. The platform even has the potential to allow people to exchange physical assets in the future.
There are several people behind WAX. One of them is an international entrepreneur, Malcolm CasSelle. He has been in the technology sector for several years and has held executive level positions at a few companies. Presently he is the Chief Investment Officer of OPSkins. He is also the President of WAX, the company behind this new platform.
For a number of years Malcolm CasSelle was also one of the top executives at another technology firm, tronc. inc. He was their President of New Ventures and served as the CTO. Before this he was a Sr. VP. and General Manager at another firm, SeaChange International. He was in China for a number of years where he led a company that was a joint venture between the American company Groupon and the Chinese company Tencent. This company is called MediaPass and it is also in the technology sector.
Prior to entering the world of technology Malcolm CasSelle first attended college. He is a graduate of MIT, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He completed his education by earning a master’s in this subject at Stanford University. It was in 1995 when he first became an entrepreneur, co-founding a media production company called NetNoir. His company was focused on Afrocentric culture and he was honored that his company was the very first one to join the Greenhouse Program at America Online (AOL).

Dick DeVos Among Most Active Donors

Over the years, the DeVos family has established itself as one of the most generous families in the United States. During the family’s history, it has given approximately $90 million to a number of various causes. The family gives funds to numerous causes such as education, to arts organizations and for business development. In western Michigan where the family is from, people are evaluated in terms of their generosity. With this in mind, the DeVos family is among the most prestigious around. By providing donations for a number of causes, the DeVos family has made a positive impact on its community. It has been able to improve the lives of many individuals as well as the operations of a number of organizations. With their contributions, the DeVos family was rated as among the most giving families in the nation.

 

The DeVos family is one of the most charitable when it comes to providing funds for education. Each year, the family provides scholarships for business school students. Those looking to complete a MBA degree will have the funding to finance their education with the scholarships given by the DeVos family. With their donations, the DeVos family has helped a number of students advance their education as well as their careers. Another way in which the family has contributed to education is through charter school vouchers. The family believes that private education is better than public education and therefore parents should have the opportunity to get this education more affordably.

 

Another cause that the DeVos has made contributions towards is the performing arts. There are some arts organizations that the family donates money to on a regular basis. With these donations, the arts organizations are able to provide professional development to management and staff. This often results in more efficient operations as well as the introduction to new events. The funds are also provided to help finance contests that give artists an opportunity to showcase their work and earn incentives as well. These donations help provide funding to organizations that are looking to entertain and educate people on a regular basis.

 

Dick DeVos is one of the most successful businessmen in the United States. He has spent a number of years working as the chief executive officer of Amway. The company is the leading direct selling company in the world. During Dick’s tenure as CEO, he was able to help it grow and expand to a number of different markets all over the world. Along with being the CEO of Amway, Dick has also been involved in professional sports. He was a leading executive of the Orlando Magic basketball team for a few years. Under his leadership, the team was able to develop into one of the best run organizations in the league.

 

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Igor Cornelsen and the Brazil-Economy

Brazil’s economy has experienced dark days but is now healing and coming back to life. This is not the first time it is happening as it is common for the country to experience these fluctuations in the finance sector. This creates the best time to invest your money in a country’s economy. One big name in the investment industry is Igor Cornelsen. In the previous years, Igor has had success in investment especially when it comes to Brazil’s economy. Cornelius uses his skills to predict the exact right time and the right amount to invest in an economy.

Igor offers some of these skills to all those people who are new in investing especially when it comes to foreign financing. According to this successful investor, if you’re new in foreign investment, you should be very careful and should consider certain issues. For starters, you should have a clear idea of what you expect to get from investing your money. When it comes to investing in Brazil’s economy, you should consider some sensitive issues. Igor explains these issues and adds guidelines which may be of great help to a new foreign investor.

  1. Familiarise yourself with the currency controls and restrictions

Investors can often undergo losses just as a result of lack of knowledge about the currency controls and restrictions of a country. These controls are common in Brazil especially when it comes to foreigners exchanging currencies. For instance, if you are a foreigner in Brazil hoping to exchange currency, you can only do this in in an authorized bank. One thing that smart investors use to their advantage is the fact that the exchange rates are determined by the type of transaction. Igor Cornelius however, says it is best to research the currency laws before investing.

  1. Connect with the natives businesswise

Brazil has a huge population of businesspersons and entrepreneurs. These people operate their business by interacting and socializing with each other on a business level. In fact, Cornelsen believes that socializing is a culture in the business industry of Brazil. For this reason, it should be an easy thing to network and connect with the local businesspersons and entrepreneurs in Brazil’s market.

III. Prepare Efficiently for the Red Tape

Business activities, with which nature, are prone to restrictions by the government. This does not leave foreign investment out of the picture. The government of Brazil puts in a lot of regulations especially towards foreign investors to protect its fragile growing market. The red tape blocks a lot of investors before they even get into the business. The best way to prepare yourself is by researching the regulations before putting your money into investment.

Cornelsen is very passionate about guiding investors on the right path. This has led him to open an investment firm that has an aim of guiding investors. This firm gives new and old investors tips on how to invest especially when it comes to Brazil. Most of the investors are confident to say that Igor’s techniques work well and are reliable.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Appointed as the New President of Bank Bradesco Till March 2018

On Tuesday 10th, 2017 at 10 PM, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi announced the resignation of Lazaro de Mello Brandao as the serving chairman of Bradesco. Brandao served the bank as the chairman for more than 25 years. In as much as he will be resigning as the bank’s chairman, Brandao will take charge of other Bradesco’s holding companies. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was assigned as the new chairman of Bradesco till March 2018 when the new CEO will be elected when a shareholders meeting will take place. According to Trabuco, him being assigned the position of the president seemed to be an idea from the former president.

Trabuco confirmed that the next president of the bank would be chosen from the executives of the company and not the current presidents available. This tradition is said to be Brand’s pool of talent that can determine the future of the bank. Some of the executives who will be among those the president of the company will be chosen from include the following:

  • Mauricio Machado de Minas: He has been working in the company since 2009 and takes charge of the bank’s IT department. Also, he is the one behind Bradesco’s digital bank spinoff.
  • Alexandre da Silva Gluher: He is the bank’s chief risk officer. He joined Bradesco in 1976 and become one of the people who were masterminds behind the HSBC Holdings acquisition.
  • Domingos Figueiredo: He joined Bradesco in 1981, and he was given the responsibility of the bank’s lending and treasury departments.
  • Josue Augusto Pancini: He has been working in the bank since 1975 where he took charge of the bank’s high-income segment and Bradesco‘s branch network.
  • Marcelo de Araujo Noronha: He is in charge of the bank’s investment and corporate banking, card operation and Bradesco BBI. He joined the banked in 2003.
  • Octavio de Lazari: He has worked in the bank since 1978.He was recently appointed to take charge of the lender’s insurance unit and has resulted in a 1/3 growth of the bank.
  • Andre Rodrigues Cano: He is the leader of the human resource department where he was appointed December 2016. He has also been working in the bank since 1977.

In 2016, there was a change of rules that made Luiz Carlos Trabucco continue serving as the CEO of Bradesco. Previously, the law was that CEO was to exit at the age of 65, but this was later extended to 67 years for the integration process of the HSBC which was acquired by the bank to be maintained. Also, his extension was to give him time to choose his successor by early next year. According to Luiz CarlosTrabuco Cappi, the next president would have to identify ways of encountering challenges that might come regarding the literacy levels of their clients. The president will have to ensure most of its illiterate customers become literate to make it easier for them to do more transactions digitally.

About Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi

Trabuco was born in Marilia SP, on 6th, October 1951.He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters of Sao Paulo. Later on, he had a post-graduation from the School of Sociology and Politics Foundation of Sao Paulo. In the year 1969, Trabucco began his career as a banker in Banco Bradesco. He has been serving in different positions of the Bradesco bank and other companies until 2009 when he was elected as the CEO of the Bradesco Bank. Due to his high performance in the company, Trabucco was nominated as the company’s President until when another president will be elected. His achievements have been acknowledged thus given him more opportunities to continue serving the bank. Know more: http://www.infomoney.com.br/assuntos/luiz-carlos-trabuco-cappi