16 Apr

Eastman Kodak Is Under Fire By Sahm Adrangi Of Kerrisdale Capital

Eastman Kodak is a longtime printing and photography corporation that was a former giant in the industry with over 100 years of experience under their belt. Today, the company is largely under speculation within the investment industry thanks to investors like Sahm Adrangi. Sahm is a reputable investor that stated up Kerrisdale Capital, a private investment managing company. Kerrisdale recently released a report on Eastman Kodak discussing why they are problematic despite the 187 percent increase in company stock value. This increase took place after the company’s announcement to partner up with a cryptocurrency group that allowed them to launch their own image-licensing platform that is blockchain-enabled.

Based on the current issues that face Eastman Kodak, which is largely the same issues they faced 6 years ago when they almost hit bankruptcy, these attempts at taking advantage of the crypto craze is nothing short of a scheme. Sahm Adrangi calls into question the integrity of the company’s management when they are not even attempting to fix their current issues, which should be apparent to this longtime company. Despite these recent partnerships and image-licensing technologies, Kodak has not gained any public attention, which will lead to a decline in revenue again.

The unjustified hype of their shares has also taken hold of many investors that investing before doing proper research in the company, which is why Sahm Adrangi is working to release reports on these problematic companies. Kerrisdale Capital backs up their statements 100 percent, which is also why they currently stand to profit in the face of Kodak’s failure. As CIO for Kerrisdale Capital, Sahm Adrangi is always certain of his decisions and research into a company’s background and this has led to many investors waiting for his advice before making big investments in the first place. Thanks to Sahm Adrangi’s investment decisions, Kerrisdale Capital has accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars over the years, investing in many different companies around the globe.

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12 Apr

The Operators of The Frontera Fund Respond to Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are only two of the hundreds, possible thousands of victims of former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona: Joe Arpaio. Lacey and Larkin are journalists who previously wrote for the Phoenix New Times, which they also owned. Michael Lacey, Jim Larkin, and their newspaper had been focusing their efforts on getting Joe Arpaio out of office for a very long time. Their journalistic efforts nearly got them in a lot of trouble, but ultimately caused a large settlement to be awarded to them. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://james-larkin.com/press/

The journalists and the many other victims, for just a brief moment, believed their troubles were behind them in July of 2017. Joe Arpaio was charged and convicted with criminal contempt of court. But, before victims could be awarded justice at sentencing, Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio.

The move by Trump didn’t exactly come as a surprise. Joe Arpaio and Donald Trump have a very similar fan bases, and Donald Trump had suggested the possibility of pardoning Joe Arpaio already. As you can imagine, victims of Arpaio are livid. They expected justice but got none.

In response to the pardoning, Michael Lacey listed out the alleged crimes of Joe Arpaio: Running a concentration camp, racial profiling, torture, battery, and negligent homicide. The fact that Joe Arpaio was only convicted of contempt of court is a “failure of the justice system,” according to Michael Lacey.

So how did Joe Arpaio manage to remain Sheriff of Maricopa County for over two decades? By intimidating, smearing, and threatening his political opposition. Arpaio even abused his power in order to prosecute political rivals. In a recent interview conducted by the Phoenix New Times, Michael Lacey lists, in detail, the long list of crimes committed by Arpaio.

As previously mentioned, Lacey and Larkin were nearly sent to prison by Joe Arpaio but instead were awarded a near 4 million dollar settlement for the illegal arrest. Arpaio arrested them for publishing court documents in their paper, but the courts ruled that a citizen has the right to publish the content of a subpoena served to them. Arpaio believed he had successfully locked up two of his biggest critics but actually added fuel to their fire.

Using the cash from the settlement, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were able to create two new organizations. They created Front Page Confidential and The Frontera Fund. With the help of these two new organizations they are continuing their fight against Joe Arpaio.

The Frontera Fund is a charity working to correct the damage done by Arpaio, and Front Page Confidential is where they continue their journalistic efforts against him.

28 Mar

The Great Efforts of Larkin and Lacey in Addressing the Cases of Discrimination in Community

Larkin and Lacey have always been on the frontline in analyzing the matters that are related to the community. There are several instances that have led to the two individuals log heads with the authorities concerning the challenges faced by the people in the community.

Larkin and Lacey Through their philanthropic role in the society have restored the rights of the refugees in various parts of the United States. The region that had been affected the most by the case is the city of Arizona and Larkin, and Lacey came forward boldly to accuse president Trump on his decision to retain the leadership of Joe as the sheriff of the Maricopa county.

His leadership had been associated with many cases of corruption and racism. Additionally, most of the people who were serving in his office were anti-immigrants. The move of president Trump to retain him to serve in the office for the second term marked the continuity of the cases of atrocities that he has been practicing for the last 24 year

Larkin and Lacey decided to help the society by venturing into the circle of philanthropism and left the matters related to their earlier career in journalism. The factor that pushed them in the scene was the numbers of reported cases of discrimination that had swallowed the society, and most of the leaders were takin a blind eye on it.

They strategized their move and came up with an organization by the name Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The aim of the organization was to put the small organization in the better lane of addressing the issues facing the community particularly in the circle of the human rights. Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund provided finance to several organizations through efforts of the Larkin and Lacey.

The other agenda of the organization was to let all the immigrants get informed on the matters regarding their rights in the society. Furthermore, training programs of the leaders of the various small units of organizations were erected. The primary reason for doing so was to make the objectives of the human rights achieved within the rights time frame.

Sheriff, in the year 2007 ordered the jail of the Larkin and Lacey after the information that the two journalism made in their magazine concerning the matters of corruption in the administration of the sheriff. The act came as a surprise to the community, and most of the people demanded the release of Larkin and Lacey forcing their case to be dropped.

Larkin and Lacey had concentrated the attention on the issue of the grand jury. The aftermath of the ordeal was a compensation worth $3.75 paid to the two in 2013. They decided to invest the amount in facilitating the programs of the small organizations in the circle of human rights.

There are many organizations that achieved their missions through the support of Larkin and Lacey via Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The push for the equality in the society by the two attracted the attention of many concerned bodies across the world.

They further created an avenue for the immigrants to air their grievances by championing for the freedom of speech. The relentless effort by Larkin and Lacey bore fruits and created sanity on the matters of discrimination of immigrants that had marred the city of Arizona.

Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

22 Mar

Talos Energy and a Major Development

Talos Energy LLC is a company that’s situated in Houston in Texas. It’s going to secure a company that’s know as Stone Energy Corp. via a merger that’s worth close to two billion dollars. Stone Energy Corp. operates out of Lafayette, Louisiana. The result will be the introduction of a brand new entity that’s called Talos Energy Inc. Its ticker symbol for the New York Stock Exchange is set to be TALO, too. This transaction is expected to finalize at some point in 2018. People have high hopes for the new development. It’s going to be equipped with more freedom in the monetary department. This will encourage stronger expansion. Timothy S. Duncan is going to be Talos Energy Inc’s Chief Executive Officer. It’s going to have a Board of Directors that consists of four professionals who came from Stone. Six of these professionals will come from Talos as well. The main office is going to be in Houston. There are going to be other offices in both New Orleans and Lafayette as well.

USB and Citigroup banks both offer Talos financial guidance. Stone, on the other hand, has received financial guidance from Petrie Partners Securities LLC.Talos Energy is the name of a gas and oil firm that operates in an independent manner. It has the guidance of a management crew that has been working in the fields of offshore production and navigation for many years now. The staff at Talos Energy has a lot of knowledge that pertains to the management of Gulf of Mexico deepwater components. These professionals depend on state of the art methods to accomplish many of their objectives. They depend on advanced and contemporary seismic technology approaches as well. Talo Energy’s staff is no stranger to achievement. Although the firm has been around since 2012, its employees have been collaborating for a lot longer than that. They put together a pair of gas and oil firms. They executed the sales of these firms, too. These were both Gulf of Mexico entities.

Their names are Gryphon Exploration Co. and Phoenix Exploration Co.Duncan isn’t just Talos Energy’s Chief Executive Officer. He’s its efficient and focused President as well. The other talented Corporate Officers who work for Talos Energy are Exploration Executive Vice President John A. Parker, Executive Vice President Stephen E. Heitzman, Chief Financial Officer Michael L. Harding and Senior Vice President William S. Moss III. Duncan studied at Mississippi State University, a Oktibbeha County public institution of higher learning. He earned a petroleum engineering B.S. (bachelor of science) degree while there. Duncan is part of various esteemed organizations such the National Ocean Industries Association, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

9 Mar

Sheldon Lavin a Determined Man

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chairman of the OSI Group. He is the CEO and owner of OSI Group having acquired it from the Otto & Sons. He has played a big role in creating a culture at OSI that encourages someone’s’ entrepreneurial spirit.

Sheldon Lavin is a philanthropist who cares about the future progression within his community. He has been honoured with various awards for management and business activity. Sheldon is very active in several charities which demonstrates proof of his philanthropy. Sheldon has a great deal of compassion for helping families around the world. India’s Vision World Academy presented Sheldon with the Global Visionary award in 2016. This is just one of the many awards he has received for his leadership and business abilities. OSI Group’s Global Expansion Progresses Swiftly

Sheldon Lavin went to Rush University Medical Center devoted a lot of time to his studies. He began his career path at the OSI Group. The CEO of OSI Group and Sheldon Lavin were always busy helping the company expand internationally. OSI Group has expanded drastically with Sheldon Lavin leadership abilities and currently operates more than 65 facilities in 17 countries. Sheldon has become the CEO and owner of OSI Group having acquired it from the Otto & Sons. When Sheldon acquired the company he wanted the company to be a global leader in the food industry and he would do whatever he had to do to get the job done. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award

Sheldon studied accounting and finance at an early age and always imagined himself running a company but to own a company was a path he never thought he would do but is now glad he has. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award

The food industry is one of the most important divisions in every economy. With the increasing need for food, this industry is on an all time rise. Shelton has been a life savour with his experience and knowledge in the American food business. Shelton has been able to position himself and the OSI Group to become one of the most eminent successes in the world today. The main focus of OSI Group is to offer food solutions to companies around the world. To achieve this, they hire people who are passionate about food production. The whole team works together to guarantee that all clients are pleased with the products and also the service at the OSI. The rapport between the management, suppliers and employees are truly exceptional. Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

21 Feb

Advocates for human and civil rights

Human rights groups in the world play a crucial role in ensuring that there is justice in the world. One of the biggest roles that rights groups play in the society is ensuring that freedom prevails. It is wrong for any human being to be subjected to acts of human rights violations for whatever reason.

The reason why we have laws is so that human beings can be protected from violation of their rights by the rogue governments and individuals. A society that has embraced the role of the rights groups is likely to have a stable government.

Rights groups not only deal with recording cases that have happened. They also do a lot in ensuring that the public is sensitized on the importance of observing them. Their role is therefore essential in any dynamic and progressive society. In modern society, there are still issues that need to be sorted out. This is where the human rights groups are needed. They have to make sure that even the small issues are done away with.

The policy of rights protection is that even if one person is discriminated upon, it is the right of the whole society to make sure that they condemn the act. The right of one person is as important as that of a whole community. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Also, human rights violations normally start as an insignificant thing and soon develop into a national issue. It is a practice that needs to be nipped in the bud. It is retrogressive and primitive.

Although violations of human rights are condemned in law, they still happen. The saddest part is that those who orchestrate such atrocities are the same people who are meant to shield the people from them.

The governments lead in committing acts of human rights violations. In many areas around the world, governments have been accused of violating the rights of the people, and it is for this reason that the United Nations established an international court for crimes against humanity.

Campaigns against human rights have gone international. Under the United Nations, there is a group called UNHCR which deals with the rights of the refugees.

The organization takes care of such people by providing food and housing supplies. They also negotiate with the governments to accord refugees protection in their refugees camp.

Other privately established groups that are very vocal include the Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The groups that are respected on matters of human rights protection.

The two groups detail cases of violations and forward complaints to the UN for action to be taken against governments that perpetuate massive human rights discrimination.

About Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

It is an organization that has been fighting oppression of the people living in Arizona. The group is engaged in activities of helping other right groups deal with the issues of funding.

The group which was initiated by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin It was started with $3.75 million which they have been using to assist other groups to fight violations of human, migrants and civil rights.

Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

24 Jan

American Mathematician

American mathematician and professor, Michael T. Lacey, was born on September 26, 1959 in Abilene, Texas. In 1981, Lacey received his first undergraduate degree, it was a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin.

He moved to the state of Illinois to complete his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1987. While he attended Illinois University, his advisor was the famous Austrian mathematician, Walter Philipp. Professor Philipp was adept at probability theory, probabilistic number theory as well as number theory, he retired in 2000.

In 1987, Michael Lacey started his first postdoctoral work as an assistant professor for Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. A year after, he transferred to the University of North Carolina as an assistant professor and would lecture about probability theory, harmonic analysis and ergodic theory. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

During that time, Lacey and Walter Philipp gave their proof of the central limit theorem. Prof. Lacey moved to city of Bloomington and started work as an assistant professor at Indiana University from the years of 1989 to 1996. There, he received his first honor, a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Professor Lacey was very keen on his research and studies, during 1996 his joint work with mathematician Christoph Thiele on the bilinear Hilbert transform was finally solved. They were awarded with a Salem Prix for their achievements and creating mathematical history.

Lacey transferred to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996, he began his position as an associate professor. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

Between his tenure at Georgia Tech, he would travel as a visiting professor to give lectures in Finland, Norway and Sweden. In 2012, he received a Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring award for his leading work in mentoring in their school of mathematics.

Prof. Michael Lacey move up to become a full professor at Georgia Tech and remains to this day lecturing their brilliant undergraduates.

3 Jan

Talk Fusion Enhances Live Meetings

Talk Fusion is a modern telecommunication company that is changing the lives of people in the international community. The institution recently announced to its customers that it had introduced a better and improved version of Live Meetings. The computer program has been on the market for a while, and it mostly facilitates great and real-time communication between people.

 

Live Meetings will have all the features the modern consumer is looking for. According to the founder of the organization, Bob Reina, the application will have an updated interface that uses the famous WebRTC system. Bob Reina is very excited about the application, and he has announced the new changes in one of his regular online broadcasts.

 

The application has numerous capabilities. According to Reina, the app will allow clients to transmit one way high-quality videos and at the same time hold video based conferences. The platform is one of the best in the market because it will give consumers a seamless and convenient way to arrange presentations and meetings. At the moment, the platform will support 15 hosts and a maximum of 500 participants. The guests of the conferences can comfortably connect using smartphones, PCs, and tablets.

 

Reina says that the enhancements in the software will make things easier for consumers. First of all, the app will now be using the modern technology, and this means that it will not require separate downloads. Customers will have the opportunity to access the software through the web browsers too. The new features will boost the convenience of the application and plus it will save time because the consumers will not have to install the Adobe Flash Player. The clients will not need any other plug-in software too.

 

Talk Fusion has been in the competitive market for a while now, and it has continued to impress the international community by offering high-quality services. The products of the firm are currently available in more than one hundred nations. Bob Reina has been instrumental in the success of the organization. As the founder and CEO of the institution, Reina has worked hard to make sure that the firm is the best when it comes to the provision of video communications. Learn more: https://dsnblog.com/tag/bob-reina/

 

 

16 Dec

Ronald Fowlkes: Teaching Tactical Defenses

Ronald Fowlkes is a business development manager for Eagle Industries Unlimited, one of the leading tactical gear producer and manufacturer in the United States. Eagle Industries Unlimited sells quality products worldwide, and the company gained a positive reputation because of the quality of their tactical gears. He is currently based in St. Louis, Missouri, and he specializes in commercial products and law enforcement. Ronald Fowlkes works for the military in the past, and he managed to build his skills and expertise with tactical training while serving the military. This advantage helped him grab the position as one of the managers for one of the top tactical gear producers on the planet, and he was given the position in July 2008.

 

One of the responsibilities of Ronald Fowlkes is to maintain the partnership of the company with its clients and customers, making sure that the production team is making high quality products, and educating the employees under his supervision about the products that the company manufactures and how to use them. Ronald Fowlkes is making sure that the company he is working for keeps its promises to their clients that only high quality tactical gears will be given to them, which is the reason why he meticulously checks each department of Eagle Industries Unlimited, making sure that there are no flaws with the gears that they are producing and manufacturing.

 

Before serving as the business development manager of Eagle Industries Unlimited, Ronald Fowlkes was deployed in Iraq during the Gulf Wars and the American Invasion of Iraq. He was trained there to test the tactical gears, and see if they are working according to their design. After serving the military in aid of the war, he decided to become a police officer. He used the skills and knowledge that he has in tactical training and applied it as an available force that the police can use. Ronald Fowlkes was named as an official instructor for rifle handling, and he is also offering his services to train individuals who wanted to learn more about urban training and tactical training.

 

Today, Ronald Fowlkes enjoys being the business development manager for Eagle Industries Unlimited, and he added that working for a globally competitive company is rewarding in a way because the effort that he exerts is noticed by the management. Ronald Fowlkes added that his company keeps on motivating him to focus on his skills so that he can become successful. The products sold by Eagle Industries Unlimited are being used by the United States and other countries abroad. Ronald Fowlkes is encouraging everyone to try their products and see for themselves. The tactical gear industry is slowly gaining traction because of the wars that are taking over the Middle East and Africa.

 

 

28 Nov

Creating Brands that will last a Lifetime-Nathaniel Ru and Sweetgreen

Business ideas that later turn out to be massively successful usually start from the need to fix an existing problem in the community. Think of a case where three finance students at Georgetown were looking for a healthy snack; then they discovered that there weren’t enough healthy food choices for them. Read more: Nathaniel Ru Blazes a Trail in The Height Food Industry | Affiliate Dork

They decided that they would try and create a solution for the problem. They came up with a business solution of Sweetgreen. The restaurant was to serve healthy food alternatives to the population. Today, what started as a dream by three college students is a business venture that has gained followers nationally.

The CEO and co-founder of the business Nathaniel Ru talked about the road to success for the trio that started the company. The other two are Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman.

The first challenge that they had was getting a perfect location for their business. When they were performing the search, they realized that the landlady of the place where they stayed was also in charge of one of the premises they were eyeing. Read more: Nathaniel Ru | Dynamic Dialogues

Nathaniel states that at first, she was wary of their plan, especially because their business idea had not been fine-tuned. She guided the trio to a business consultant who helped them create a sensible business plan. When the business plan was good enough for her, she lent them the space they needed for their first store.

One thing that Nathaniel Ru says that he has learned about business and entrepreneurship is that the fear of failure is the greatest motivator. He adds that when the business survived the first winter when the students are usually at home, he gained to confidence that the business would last. The other challenge they now had was sourcing the appropriate raw materials to make the business.

They started with local farms and were aiming at ensuring that they created the least possible carbon footprint in the production of their food. They have farmers who supply them with 100 percent organic farm produce, and this included the fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Then there was the marketing challenge. Ru says that after studying the bulk of their customers, they realized that they would have to take the business online for the best returns. They planned to create an App which helped them increase sales.

The App currently helps them make more than 30 percent of their sales. These are the business ideas that have made Sweetgreen the national success it has become.