Larkin and Lacey- Taking Down Joe Arpaio

On the night of October 18th, 2007 journalists Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested at their homes by deputies of the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, acting on orders of sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The two were charged with obstructing the investigation of a Grand Jury. Larkin and Lacey, co-owners of Village Voice, had ran a story in their paper the Phoenix New Times about a secret Grand Jury convened by Arpaio under shady circumstances.

What Larkin and Lacey did not know what that the Grand Jury was formed to find a reason to put the two of them in prison. Larkin and Lacey had been reporting on Arpaio and his department for some time. They wanted to bring national attention to what was happening in Arpaio’s county.

Arpaio led his department in a policy of racial profiling and disregarding civil- and even human- rights in his application of the law. He especially targeted the Latino community, doing massive damage to Latinos in Maricopa and beyond. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

When they were arrested for exercising their first amendment rights, Larkin and Lacey got the nation’s attention. While they were imprisoned for 24 days the nation rallied against Arpaio and the arrest. Old stories about his activities began to resurface and Arpaio became either a villain or a hero for most Americans.

A judge eventually ordered the two freed and the charges dropped, as well as declared the Grand Jury null since it was founded on false pretenses. On release Larkin and Lacey sued the county and won $3.7 million.

They used this settlement to begin the Frontera Fund, a civil rights organization that fights to protect the civil and 1st amendment rights of all Americans, but particularly the Latino community that Arpaio did so much damage to.

As a result of Larkin and Lacey’s reporting and imprisonment Arpaio was brought up on charges of his own. He was found guilt, though he was also pardoned by President Trump. In 2016, the same year he he was one of the first to endorse Trump for President, Arpaio lost his bid for a seventh term as sheriff. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Larkin and Lacey Fruntera Fund | Crunchbase

Holding the position since 1992, the people of Maricopa County decided that enough was enough, that Arpaio had damaged the counties reputation enough and cost them enough in tax money with the settlement. Arpaio most recently announced his 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat from Arizona.

You Can Trust PSI-Pay’s Contactless Payment System

The Safety Of Contactless Payments

contactless payments are safe. After all, they don’t mean there’s any less security than chip technology. PSI-Pay’s contactless payments have gotten quite popular with one in four payments being made in the UK with contactless cards. As the system gains even more popularity there is a growing concern about the level of security, but there is no need to worry.

 

Encryption Technology Secures Trust

Only intentional payments are counted. The Tap-and-go system doesn’t go haywire and start posting payments if you get near a POS terminal. Payments are protected by the Europay, MasterCard and Visa standards. With these standards include the protection of the cards because the cards will either have chip technology or they will use NFC technology. This standard is managed by both encryption keys and PIN codes. Individuals have their own PIN number and encryption key. Even though the contactless payments will not use a PIN, the security is there because of the encryption keys. The card will have to be closer than an inch of the machine to activate a payment. The system is also regulated by only allowing small transactions to be processed through the tap-and-go system. The POS terminal is set to limit spending to $25 in US. and 30 pounds in the UK. Anything higher than this amount will require the consumer to give a PIN number or signature for authorization.

 

About PSI-Pay

PSI-Pay is an e-Money company that is governed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. The UK FCA allows PSI-Pay to distribute e-money over the SEPA region. PSI-Pay uses MasterCard worldwide and can offer both debit and prepaid cards. It can also offer virtual cards for use in virtual wallets as well as contactless programs. PSI-Pay believes in empowering their partners to make sales, distribute and manage payment card programs. The company’s partner sponsorship model adjusts to specific partner requirements guaranteeing that cardholder money is protected and all other regulations are met appropriately. PSI-Pay has a staff of very experience financial card professionals who understand the business and already know tried-and-true methods to handle any solutions that may arise.

Penelope Kokkinides aids the citizens of Puerto Rico through InnovaCare Health

 

Between September and October 2017, one of the worst natural disasters to hit Puerto Rico occurred. While the storm killed about 64 people, about 400 others later lost their lives due to circumstances that were inadvertently caused by the storm. As the citizens of Puerto Rico struggle to regain their previous lives, InnovaCare, through its President Mr. Richard Shinto and its Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides, is providing a helping hand.

Background information

InnovaCare is an innovative healthcare company that offers healthcare plans in the US. Their headquarters are based in New Jersey. InnovaCare works for the citizens of Puerto Rico under the names PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. They have partnered with the Puerto Rico government to provide health care programs: Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Through these programs, InnovaCare serves about 200,000 members through more than 7,500 providers. The company acquired Medicare and Medicaid most significant healthcare rating for a provider. Moreover, they received NCQA accreditation from the Puerto Rico government.

About Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides has been the Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare since 2016. She is a biological sciences graduate from Binghamton University and graduated from New York University with a master in social work. Furthermore, Penelope has a master from Columbia University in Public health. Miss Kokkinides had also previously served at InnovaCare as Chief Operating Officer. Between 2006 and 2012, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Aveta. She also worked as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Centerlight HealthCare. Kokkinides’ reputation grew while she was the Corporate Vice President of AmeriChoice when she contributed to both the development and the implementation of the healthcare model in their Care Management and Disease Management.

More information

Penelope Kokkinides was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion with US President Donald Trump. She was among the eight women, who are leaders in the caregiver industry, chosen to seat with the President and administrator Seema Verma. Kokkinides utilized the opportunity to emphasize on the need for more Medicare financing in Puerto Rico. In one year, Medicare had witnessed their funding drop by over $1 billion.

About Richard Shinto

Richard Shinto M.D is both the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health Solutions. Between 2008 and 2012, he held these positions at Aveta of North American Medical Management Illinois. Dr. Shinto has been in the clinical and operational healthcare industry for more than two decades.

 

 

Betsy DeVos: A Better Future in Education

What were some of the first thought that you had about the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos? For many, they were relatively unfamiliar with her work or who she was. She had done a lot of work in her home state of Michigan, but she failed to make a large national impression. The national impression that she did have was that of a kook dedicated to the school choice movement. Now, in later years the concept of school choice has taken a stronger role in the community. People are understanding the value and individuals like Betsy DeVos to had received negative feedback on their opinions before are being hailed as early heroes for the movement. Betsy DeVos interviewed with Philanthropy Roundtable to discuss some of the growth options that are continuing to expand in the United States and where it might go in the future.

 

Philanthropy Roundtable wanted to know how she felt about the movement at this time. Betsy DeVos states that she is very encouraged about the trajectory of the movement and where parents are today, compared to how they were a few years ago. In fact, she excitedly claims that the growth of students entering new school choice programs has increased by 40,000 within just the past year. This is an encouraging number and shows just how many parents are interested in enrolling their children in alternative education options. These programs exist all over the nation and seem to be growing in popularity. There are already 33 different programs in multiple states that are benefiting from the public funding initiatives that have sprung up in an effort to support the growth of these programs. Because they are benefiting from some type of public funding there able to accept more students into their programs and therefore continue helping the local community.

 

Betsy DeVos is not coming out and saying that she openly wishes to destroy the public-school system, she simply believes that in order for there to be any type of lasting change the system needs to be pushed or challenged. These new types of education will allow administrators to see alternative ways of doing the education process. In fact, the act of competition often inspires individuals to do more research and learn new methods to help her affect the process. It appears as though the education system itself has stagnated significantly in recent years with no new developments. There is even a running joke that many of the books that are present in the public-school system are not even up to date and children are only learning parts of history that are pertinent to those times or taught the updated history on the fly. Students should not be subjected to this type of environment, nor should teachers feel as though they are being forced to give students a very low degree of education. The learning environment should be one that is a rich tapestry of diversity, education materials, different types of modes of education, and supportive staff. Betsy DeVos supports this type of future.

 

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Tony Petrello’s Brilliance In Philanthropy And Business

Tony Petrello is a top corporate executive in the United States and a philanthropist. As a corporate executive, he has been working in the oil and gas drilling industry where he has been helping the industry to develop. He is the current CEO of Nabors Industries, a leading firm in the United States which has been facilitating drilling operations in over 25 countries. The company has also supplied drilling technology to hundreds of drilling locations all over the world.

Nabors Industries has the best drilling technology. Major growth in this firm has been recorded during the time of Tony Petrello as the CEO of the company. He became the CEO in 2011 and by 2015, he was already in the list of the top-paid CEOs in the country. His contribution to the growth of the company is something that has seen his popularity as a top executive in the country go up tremendously.

Tony Petrello joined Nabors industries in 1991 after shifting from the legal career into corporate management. The decision to switch careers came after Nabors Industries management was impressed by the achievements he made while working as a lawyer. He was one of the lawyers who represented them. They saw the brilliance in him and decided to hire him so that he could help them coordinate the activities of the drilling industry. He was given the position of the Chief Operating Officer. As the head of operations, he put measures in place to facilitate better productivity of the oil firm. As the COO, one of his responsibilities was advising the board about some of the measures that deserved to be taken to make the company more productive. He is the one who proposed the management to purchase the smaller companies in the industry. This is one of the brilliant steps taken by the firm since then, the business operations in the company has gone up significantly.

Tony Petrello as a philanthropist is a replica of the executive. When decides to take up a role, he gives his all. In this industry, he has been supporting various community initiatives. Nabors Industries is located in Texas. For instance, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, he was one of the people who came out to support the community by giving contributions to support the victims. In another case, Tony Petrello has been supporting the development of the first neurological research center in the world known as Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.

Lazaro Brandao Steps Down, And Luiz Carlos Trabuco Takes Over

For more than three decades, Lazaro de Mello Brandao served as the chairman of Banco Bradesco, one of Brazil’s most adored financial services firm. At 91 years old, he found it wise to resign. In his statement of resignation, Brandao de Mello said that he wanted to allow a younger individual to take over Banco Bradesco’s presidency because he had served long enough. At the same time, he ensured that Carlos Trabuco took over his position at that moment. However, since the bank does not allow one individual to serve in two positions concurrently, it was vital for the board of directors to choose another leader to replace Carlos Trabuco and Brandao de Mello.

Looking at Banco Bradesco

Banco Bradesco is an international bank that offers clients major banking products as well as services. Additionally, the company has two segments of operation namely pensions and banking. Other banking segments include small, large companies and individuals.

The Changes at Banco Bradesco

The changes at Banco Bradesco came in a few months after Luiz Carlos Trabuco took over the leadership reigns. In the board meeting, he helped in electing a new president by the name of Octavio de Junior. Apparently, Octavio joined the organization when he was just a young boy trying to focus on his football career. However, since his father had other plans for him, he was pushed to the professional job industry where he dedicated most time to ensure that his career grows.

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Octavio is the New Team Leader

Just like Octavio, Luiz Carlos Trabuco became a member of Banco Bradesco at a tender age as well being a clerk. In fact, Carlos had no godfather or mentor to point him in the right direction in terms of a career. However, his determination played a very instrumental role in the growth and development of his career. For starters, he had to earn his senior’s trust for him to earn a promotion. Because he was motivated and had the intention of growing his career, he gave his best in every project he was entrusted to lead. Therefore, he was always in the right position to influence his peers.

Portfolio of Services

When it comes to aligning the portfolio of services provided by Banco Bradesco, it is evident that Luiz Carlos Trabuco has in the past, played a significant role. For starters, he clings to primary proven- to -work methods of leadership according to valor.com.br. Then, he analyses crucial and vital aspects that can affect the business by either drawing clients to or away from it.

The Outline

Luiz Carlos Trabuco remains the President of Banco Bradesco. Even with these transitions in place, it is clear that he is a significant force to reckon with. With that said, for those who are looking for a role model to walk with, this should be the perfect person for reference. Even more, he has always made it a point to develop his junior’s career in different capacities. Alongside the fact that he joined the bank when he was young and without proper knowledge of management, he has earned his rightful spot in the industry.

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Jim Larkin Heavily Influenced By American Writers

When Irish firebrand and legendary union leader Jim Larkin was 18 years old, he opted to undergo a bold adventure. While performing hard labor on the docks, he took an opportunity to stow away on an American cargo ship.

He was off to America in typical Jim Larkin fashion — with a certain contempt for what might be strictly legal, but always with a greater good and a higher goal in mind. Learn more about James Larkin: http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm and http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html

The year was 1894. The young Larkin arrived in New York City, only to be promptly thrown in jail. He had already made most of the trip across the Atlantic in irons because his stowaway ploy was discovered shortly after the ship left England.

At the time, the United States had no deportation laws or procedures. They were uncertain about what to do with this 6-foot-4-inch, muscular, raw-boned illegal immigrant still in his teens — but a man who had been working since childhood to support his family. Read more: James Larkin – Wikipedia and James Larkin | Biography

Larkin’s time cooling off in a tough New York jail gave him an opportunity to read, and “Big Jim” was a voracious reader. That, despite the fact he had only a received a few years of grammar school education before poverty forced him into early hard labor.

He loved American writers. Mark Twain was a favorite, as was Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But he also read Irish and Scottish writer. As his case was processed, Larkin told a judge of his time spent in jail, “These are the men I lived with, Twain, Thoreau and Emerson — the real Americans — not the men of the Mart or the Exchange.”

Of course, one writer that would influence him perhaps more than any other was Karl Marx. Larkin absorbed the central ideas of the Communist Manifesto. The precepts set down by Marx would inform the rest of his life and his unstoppable social agitation on behalf of the urban working poor.

Larkin was eventually sent back to his native Ireland. But a month in a New York cell reading the words of America’s most gifted writers changed the course of his life — and Irish history.

 

The Life, Education, and Contributions of Robert Deignan the Organizational IT Expert

Without a doubt, running a business intermittently relies on the technical support provided by the relevant IT services provider. Because of this, problems arising from companies should be handled by an experienced IT professional. One such company that offers technical support for businesses is ATS Digital Services.

What is ATS Digital Services?

ATS Digital Services is a one-stop shop for client’s digital support needs. For this company, whether a business is dealing with eruptive network connection or just the need to handle slow computers, the team can help clients in every situation. What is more, the management is only a phone call away as it is easily accessible.

Who Heads ATS Digital Services?

Like any other tech-support organization, ATS Digital Services boasts of its excellent leadership structure. For instance, Robert Deignan is the head cheerleader of this company. Aside from that, he is a man who wears many hats with professionalism being the significant aspect that defines his career. Over and above that, he boasts of a personal life that exhibits the ability to generate innovative and competitive business ideas to support the growth and development of various businesses.

More into his Education Career

Robert’s success and ability to make sound decisions in business is attributed to strong academic credentials. Having attended Purdue University and majored in organizational leadership, he earned competitive and relevant skills to guide an organization through the creation of innovative business models. Other than that, he has vast career experience in the same line of practice. Therefore, he has been able to leverage supportive services for various businesses.

Work Experience

Robert resides in Sioux City. Over the years, he has worked hard to shape his career as a senior business advisor for Baker and McKenzie. More than that, he was affiliated with about six companies before co-founding ATS Digital Services. In those organizations, he held administrative positions for nearly thirty years. Some of the companies Deignan worked for include White Oak Partners, LLC and Fanklink.com. Moreover, he has been a massive contributor in disseminating critical knowledge to contractual workers alongside engineers in America.

A Break Down of his Career

From 1998, Robert has worked in the following companies where he dispensed competitive administrative services;

Robert’s first practiced at Fanklink.com where he served as a co-founder. Although the firm is no longer active, his success is attributed to his past leadership abilities therein.

When he left Fanklink.com, Deignan joined is3 Inc where he served as the vice president. In his capacity, he streamlined web security operations for the safety of businesses. When he left the company after serving the firm for one month, Deignan co-founded Advanced Tech Support.

Overview

From the look in his career, Robert Deignan is a successful business professional with impeccable leadership skills. More than that, he has vast experience in the consolidation of high-tech support for businesses.

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Rocketship Education – Highlighting the Difference Between Student Proficiency and Growth Metrics

Rocketship schools in Nashville are using a highly effective method to track each student’s progress. It is called the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP. It is a unique approach because it measures a student’s growth during the school year. Most assessments occur the year after. It highlights the difference between a proficiency score and a growth score.

Proficiency scores only reveal if a student is performing at grade level during a specific period of time. Growth scores measure the degree of learning regardless of the student’s starting point. The MAP method is critical, especially, to assist students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Poverty can hurt children in so many ways.

Impoverished students begin school and may never catch up with their peers. If they remain in school, the achievement gaps is noticeable for every subject they test in. Rocketship believes that an effective public school system should be able to close this gap and provide a level playing field for every student to achieve.

Rocketship’s mission is to bring about a major educational change for low-income communities. They offer a school model that is both sustainable and scalable. It helps students to excel through effective teaching and parental involvement at every step along the way.

Rocketship education provides an effective solution to education because of its core values:

  •  Authenticity – Transparency helps the company to assess its own growth and effectiveness in an honest and humble way.
  •  Community – Rocketship believes that community should be involved in the process. Parents get involved in the hiring process of teachers.
  •  Tenacity – Rocketship also pursues an aggressive agenda toward its goals of realizing ambitious outcomes for the organization.

Rocketship believes that all children deserve an education that is on par. Education is important. Children are the future of the world. An education opens doors and allows people to dream and accomplish.

Old Ways to Market With Market America

One of the most important factors to success is how well people can understand the market and keep up with it. The market is different now than even 10 years ago. For one thing, one of the most important factors to the changes in the market has been the emergence of smartphones and social media platforms. The methods for making money with Market America and similar opportunities are a lot different from eve 5 years ago. One of the reasons is that the search algorithms have changed so much throughout the years. Therefore, people had to make a ton of adjustments in order to keep successfully selling for Market America.

One of the ways that people used to be able to make money for Market America is through the use of what was known as article marketing. Article networks used to be one of the biggest traffic earners of the day. Many marketers were publishing articles with links to their site. They have also had their page ranks increase because of how important those links. However, the search algorithms have changed. As a result, people had to search for different ways to bring traffic to their site and then to Market America.

With all of the changes that have occurred online, the current phase of the market is the social phase. The person who is going to be the most successful is the one who is the most willing to interact with others. The one who is eager to build relationships while being patient is going to be the one who is going to gain the most traffic to his site. Therefore, one of the most effective strategies for Market America unfranchise business owners is to make himself known in the online social community of his choice. Once he is gains recognition, then he is going to get a lot of other benefits for his work.

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