7 Jun

Larkin and Lacey-The Voice of Reason

We live in an indifferent world. Social norms and values are no longer what they were, and that is why there is a lot of conflict in the world.

The State of Arizona, too, is full of troubles because of Joe Arpaio, a man who has from the get-go undermined Latinos. Joe Arpaio, before his appointment as Maricopa County sheriff, had promised to do a lot in helping protect the rights of the minority.

However, his promises would never get to see the light of day. Joe, in his twenty-four-year rule as the sheriff, has subjugated immigrants to a lot of hurts. Many Latinos have fallen victim to Joe’s wrath, not because they did anything wrong but because Arpaio has always had a foul taste for people from the Hispanic community.

Like I said, Joe Arpaio has had a troublesome stay in Maricopa County because of his bad deeds. People, having taken note of Arpaio’s poor performance, took him to court after failing to deliver on his mandate.

If it were you, would you take such actions lightly? Joe, after years of active service, felt intimidated, and that is why he arrested Jim and Michael in the middle of the night for disclosing information about a grand-jury investigation.

Lacey and Larkin, after twenty-four days behind bars, found their freedom. It is shortly after that the duo took Maricopa County to the task, suing them for making a wrongful arrest that affected them both physically and emotionally. The case, after a lengthy process, got determined in favor of the duo and they even got a significant compensation for their troubles.

Today, Jim and Michael are millionaires all because of the events that happened less than a decade ago. The duo, instead of using their newly found fortune for pleasantries, has created the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to help end social injustices in Arizona. The organization, through its affiliates, has brought the likes of Arpaio to the task, helping alleviate the standard of living in the state.

In reality, Michael and Jim would not be where they are today were it not for Arpaio. Joe has in a way helped alleviated the careers of the do, giving them all the mileage they need to advance their agenda. Mr. Lacey and Larkin after many years of trying can now boast about bringing Joe Arpaio to justice.

Arpaio, before his 2017 pardon was serving his jail term for undermining the rule of law. However, Joe is now free all thanks to President Trump. The future, although oblique, motivates Jim and Michael to continue with the struggle. After all, the migrants in Arizona only have Lacey and Larkin to help advance their agenda. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter

So, where did the duo meet? Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey met in 1972 at a time when the two were working at Phoenix New Times.

The duo after making a connection, have continued to work together, and it is during their endeavors that they have opened the public eye in what is going on in Arizona. Therefore, the two journalists are the voice of reason in the region.

1 Jun

Learn A Little About Military Veteran Ronald Fowlkes

Almost all countries around the world have at least some form of military. While tiny countries and New Zealand, for example, might not boast any military members or equipment used to defend their respective homelands and allies, the United States is home to one of the world’s most powerful military forces on the planet.

 

Ronald Fowlkes is one of the brave American citizens that served the United States military; Mr. Fowlkes even put himself in the line of combat multiple times to defend his country, its 300-million-odd inhabitants, and the basic civil liberties and human rights that the nation protects for all of its citizens.

 

Here’s Mr. Ronald Fowlkes’ work background

While some people enter their homeland’s military because they aren’t sure of what else to occupy their times with, Mr. Fowlkes entered the United States Marine Corps immediately after turning 18 because he always felt a strong connection to the most demanding branch of the military across the United States – the Marines.

 

He entered the Marines in 1989 and left four years later. The vast majority of Marines don’t gain any promotions during their initial four-year stint, though Ronald Fowlkes brought home two promotions with merit, rather than promotions made because someone ahead of him had passed away or been discharged from the forces.

 

Afterward, he began working for the Department of Defense as an independent contractor in which he was stationed in the heart of war-torn Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

24 May

Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis create health and beauty powerhouse

Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis were long known as two of the most prolific entrepreneurs in the North American direct-selling business. After having founded a large number of successful firms, the couple had become legendary as well as very wealthy. In fact, by their mid-30s, Ray and Lewis had already amassed a large enough fortune to ensure that they would never again have to work. But they continued doing so out of the pure rush of creating great companies and their own drive for excellence.

But as the couple approached their 70s, they thought that they would finally give retirement a try. Now with a number of grandkids, who they loved to spend time with, Ray and Lewis thought that spending more time with family and with each other could only be a good thing. However, the innately driven couple didn’t count on exactly how big of a change going from international tycoons to Florida retirees would be. The couple quickly realized that they were not constituted for day after day of purposelessness. They began selling a few products out of their garage. Before long, Jeunesse Global had officially become a going concern.

Given their long track record of high-level success, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that Ray and Lewis were able to avoid the missteps common to new business owners and begin growing their new venture quickly. But just how quickly would astonish even them. By the end of its first year, Jeunesse Global was doing nearly $1 million in sales. By its fifth year, it had thousands of distributors and was selling tens of millions of dollars per year in health and beauty products. Today, the company is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion, a level of growth that is almost unprecedented in the history of American business.

Behind all of this stunning success has been the company’s great products. With its Youth Enhancement System, Jeunesse Global has created a series of products that, for the first time, is allowing people to indefinitely postpone the worst effects of aging. In doing this, the company is helping to bring about Generation Young.

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jeunesse-global-2

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.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=252047507&privcapId=109092301&previousCapId=109092301&previousTitle=Kerrisdale%20Capital%20Management%20LLC

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.