Joe Arpaio Pardoned by Trump; Lacey and Larkin Continue Their Altruistic Vision

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, despite their previous run-in with Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa, Arizona, are back in the journalism game. Their newspaper, Front Page Confidential, covers many of the same topics as their previous newspapers;however, now their journalism is intended for a wider audience.

When Lacey and Larkin owned the Phoenix New Times, they used it as an outlet to attack Joe Arpaio. Joe Arpaio was running the local Sheriff Department however he saw fit, often ignoring regular procedure and breaking the law. The Phoenix New Times were aware of this, and they never hesitated to expose his corrupt behavior for everyone to see. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/

Joe Arpaio reacted negativity to his dirty laundry being aired of course. His first intimidation tactic was to write up a subpoena and deliver it to the Phoenix New Times. The court document ordered the journalists to reveal reader, subscriber, editor, and writer details. Joe Arpaio wanted the names of the people who worked for and supported Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. When the duo refused to comply with the order, Joe Arpaio had them arrested.

It wasn’t long until Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin sold Village Voice Media and all of the newspapers associated with the company. They received a $3.75 million settlement from Maricopa County, due to the illegal arrest committed by Joe Arpaio. This is when they decided to create The Frontera Fund, an immigration centered charity.

The Frontera Fund was created because Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin shared an outlook with Hispanic citizens of Arizona. Like the Hispanics, they had been targeted, abused, and wrongfully imprisoned by Joe Arpaio. The Frontera Fund is their way of giving back to the community, attempting to right the wrongs committed by Joe Arpaio. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

As for Joe Arpaio, he was recently pardoned by Donald Trump. Arpaio was charged with criminal contempt of court for ignoring a judges’ order to cease immigration enforcement. The courts decided that Joe Arpaio was unfit to enforce such laws. In fact, Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio share similar harsh beliefs concerning immigration. This is why Donald Trump decided to pardon the unlawful former Sheriff.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Take on Sheriff Joe

Just over ten years ago, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were embroiled in a bitter dispute regarding their public portrayal of the controversial former sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Tensions would eventually rise to an unexpected level, as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, upset with an article released by Larkin and Lacey earlier in the day, decided to have them arrested at their homes.

Sending his Selective Enforcement Unit in unmarked vehicles, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were removed from their homes and placed in the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. Read more: Larkin and Lacey Fruntera Fund | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Throughout Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tenure, his resume accrued a number of inhumane offenses, including, most notably, his jail, which local residents referred to as “tent city.” Prior to 2011, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department garnered a reputation for their unlawful policing efforts, and because of this, Joe Arpaio received several reprimands, which largely went ignored by him and his officers.

Despite the sparse coverage of Joe Arpaio’s crimes, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey decided to prioritize the issues surrounding his practices, shedding light on these issues on a national stage. After their arrests, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey would spend less than twenty-four hours imprisoned, with the district attorney refusing to follow up on the charges levied against them. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey: http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/ and http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/

Upon release, the founders of the Phoenix New Times would take their battle to court, sparking a suit that would last three years, ending with them being given a $3.75 million settlement. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey would use these monies to launch the Frontera Fund, which, since its inception, has dedicated its resources to protecting the First Amendment rights of the Latino community in which Joe Arpaio and his deputies wreaked havoc.

Today, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’s Frontera Fund stands at the forefront of the human rights movement in the Phoenix, AZ area, often collaborating with other entities in order to further their cause.

Despite the public record of the many crimes committed under the watch of former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, he was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, canceling any possibility of the fallen official, serving any prison time.

While many citizens of the Maricopa Country area were outraged at the decision, the makings of the pardon were created during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as he publicly supported the billionaire during a time when his victory was widely viewed to be a longshot.

The Power of Someone Who Believes in You with Yanni Hufnagel

When one first talked to Yanni Hufnagel, they would instantly change their mood or simply suddenly became enthusiastic about what they were doing. Being a college basketball coach definitely is not for everyone and Hufnagel, originally from Scarsdale, did it with a natural flair.

Jon Rothstein, a college basketball analyst, claimed that he had never seen anyone as dynamic and talkative as Hufnagel. His energy, drive, and motivation were, without doubt, everything a young assistant in college basketball needed.

 

Before getting into college basketball coaching, Hufnagel worked as a student manager at Cornell University, but then at 23 he drove straight to Oklahoma and got a job as graduate assistant for Jeff Capel while working with Blake Griffin, who went on to become an NBA superstar. Hufnagel claimed that getting experience with Jeff and Blake had shaped his career and the way he formed and understood his art of coaching from then on. He considered himself lucky for having met them and having been around them quite a while.

Before this, he had first worked at Harvard trying to discover talent and he distinguished himself through how he was bonding with students and how he just saw their potential straight through them. Everyone was amazed at his ability to scan talent around him and propel towards success the ones who would really make it to the top. At the Iona Preparatory School, he discovered Matt Ryan, who eventually left to play for Notre Dame. Hufnagel told Ryan from the start what type of school he will play for, thing which, of course, took Ryan by surprise at that time and then came true.

Hufnagel also spent a season at Vanderbilt looking for future amazing basketball players. He then moved on to California, which is significantly richer in potentially hidden basketball talent. Soon after, he received a call from Cuonzo Martin, the coach of New Golden Bears, who gave him a job offer. He was very happy about this, yet surprised. Just like the students with hidden talent, whom he discovered.

Hufnagel’s priority right now is to contribute to Cuonzo Martin’s coaching and he is hoping for even better career prospects, provided that someone sees and acknowledges his work. Everybody needs someone to believe in themselves and he knows this best.

 

 

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How Will Fortress Investment Group Benefit From The SoftBank Acquistion?

As a result of acquiring Fortress Investment Group, the Japanese SoftBank is positioning itself to become the world’s largest investment firms. The American investment firm was sold for $3.3 billion, but its daily operations will remain unchanged, as SoftBank will not interfere with Fortress Investment Groups’ assets. While SoftBank is operating in the tech area, the acquisition of Fortress points to a shift in directions and to their plans to become a bigger entity in the financial market.

Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by Wes Edens, Randy Nardone, and Rob Kauffman, as a private equity firm. The firm grew rapidly and expanded into real estate investments, debt securities and hedge funds. The company manages assets on behalf of over 1,750 investors, and as of 2016 it was managing assets of approximately $70 billion. Fortress is expected to continue to function independently in New York City where it has its headquarters.

Due to the fact that the Committee of Foreign Investments oversees the transaction involving the two entities, SoftBank had to agree to have limited say in how Fortress manages its assets. Another obstacle that SoftBank had to overcome was paying a 39% premium to the share price, and settling other ongoing transactions before purchasing Fortress Investment Group.

In 2007, Fortress became a publicly traded company, being the first private equity in the United States to go public. The firm is also the first private equity to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange, because, as a result of the acquisition by SoftBank, Fortress will become once again a private company. Co-Chair, Wes Edens declared that he is excited about being private, which implies the transition is considered a good step in the right direction, as far as Fortress is concerned.

Both entities are benefiting from the purchase. On one hand, SoftBank acquiring Fortress represents a good step in their strategy to segue into investment services – regardless of the fact that the firm will continue to operate independently. On the other hand, Fortress will benefit from the deal by becoming a private company once again and by gaining access to limited partners in Asia.

Aloha Construction donates new truck to Chicago area Red Cross

When disaster strikes, the Red Cross provides itself on being there. The organization was founded by a nurse as part of a new humanitarian movement that started in the 1900s. Lake Zurich, Illinois Aloha Construction wants to make sure that it is there to help these organizations. It recently donated a new truck to the Northern Chicagoland chapter of the American Red Cross.

 

Aloha Construction is a family owned and operated, general contracting business in Lake Zurich. They provide services of all kinds dedicating to helping people find the best solutions for their renovation and remodeling needs. They can provide kitchen and home remodeling, window replacement, mold recovery, roofing and masonry services, and many more!

 

Everyone knows that the Red Cross responds to earthquakes, hurricane, tornadoes and other disasters, but its everyday activities often go unnoticed. Minor disasters can strike at any time. They include sinkholes, fires, and other things that can make an area unsafe or a home unlivable. When any of these things happens, the Red Cross provides lodging, shelter, food, and clean up supplies. The latter are most welcome in cases of floods.

 

Aloha Construction proudly donated its new truck and hopes that its example of giving back to others will help other demonstrate what they call the Aloha spirit. It means welcoming, but the people at Aloha Construction extend it to treating the communities they live in and work incorrectly right.

 

The greater Illinois area can be a tough, fun and interesting place to live. It can often be these things all at the same time. When a fire or some other family strikes an individual family, Aloha Constructions wants organizations like the Red Cross to continue its mission of providing humanitarian relief. They also would like to remind people to donate blood today, provided there is no medical barrier preventing them from doing so.

Western Union and PSI Pay Ltd take on the e-Money market

It is now possible for eco account online wallet holders to add to their funds thanks to a partnership between PSI Pay Limited and Western Union. Through this partnership, eco account online wallet holders can use the global digital or retail network provided by Western Union to top up their accounts or send money domestically and internationally from the United Kingdom. Western Union and PSI Pay Limited have worked tirelessly to ensure a successful integration of their money movement functionalities to bring this partnership to fruition.

 

Through the Western Union website, and also their mobile application, ecoPayz customers can now remit their accounts. In addition, they can send funds to over 150 countries across the globe through the Western Union retail agent network. As if that wasn’t a genius enough move, the two partners went further to ensure that their customers in the UK can send money from their eco accounts to quite a number of bank accounts. This partnership also guarantees UK nationals a smooth and seamless cash payout process in the over 150 countries.

 

The integration of Western Union services in ecoPayz online wallet adds to the many online payment platforms offered by Western Union. Western Union, which is listed in the New York stock exchange, is a renowned company globally; known for their cross-border money movement services. The company boasts of its ingenious ways of connecting both the physical and digital spheres hence allowing individuals and businesses to send and receive money conveniently and in record times. As of March this year, the company had increased their retail agent locations to over half a million in more than 200 countries globally. Through Western Union, individuals and businesses can not only send money to other individuals and businesses but also make direct money deposits into billions of bank accounts. It is worth noting that Western Union moved over $300 billion in more than 100 countries in the year 2017. This translated to over 30 transactions every second across all their platforms.

 

On the other hand, PSI Pay is a UK based e-Money service platform. The company offers an array of e-money products and services and is regulated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority. The company also issues Visa and Mastercards globally. Through the EEA, PSI Pay is also licensed and authorized to supply debit, prepaid and virtual payment cards.

 

Speaking about the new partnership, PSI Pay Limited Operations Director, Jonathan Amrani, said, “We are excited to be collaborating with Western Union and introducing additional services to customers that will enable them to have more flexibility within their eco account. By accessing Western Union’s network, customers have access to hundreds of thousands of locations around the world, and this provides us with an excellent platform to grow and reach new customers.”

 

 

 

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The RealReal Is Changing Luxury Shopping For The Better

There are places all over the internet to buy items nowadays, but this is not always the case when it comes to high-value or luxury items. The RealReal is providing people with a new way of shopping for Luxury Items. Earning more than 100 million dollars in revenue in 2016 alone, its fair to say that The RealReal has found a successful business market. Based in San Francisco, The RealReal is also focused on authenticating services as well to remove as many fakes from the market as possible.

The RealReal has successfully stomped on the stigma that has been constantly associated with second-hand shopping, which is fakes. Thanks to The RealReal and other similar companies, this stigma is starting to fade away and the demand for second hand selling sites are becoming increasingly popular. Instead of trying to make a quick buck, companies like The RealReal have seen the true potential in the second-hand luxury market.

Julie Wainwright, The RealReal’s current Chief Executive Officer, has recognized the success of the company is due to the changes in the shopping market all over the country and much of the world today. Technology has provided people with a unique opportunity to shop for second-hand items online instead of needing to go to the luxury sellers retail store, which sometimes isn’t even in the customer’s region. In the beginning, second-hand sellers weren’t concerned with authenticity or the industry itself, but rather making money through dirty business practices.

One of the other factors that make The RealReal successful is the fact that people can sell their used products and know they will get the value back in them because all parties will be able to recognize whether or not an item is authentic. This business is not actually bad for luxury retailers either since it gives people the opportunity to see the true value in firsthand luxury items.

Sussex Healthcare Believes In Helping Employees And Patients

As long as Sussex Healthcare knows what they can do to help others, they feel they have to hire the right people to help them do it. They also know they have the experience that allows them to continue helping people see positive options that come from working with them. As a company, they believe in creating opportunities that will help them grow. They want their patients to see they’re doing things the right way and they’re coming up with new options that will constantly allow them to create change in different situations. It’s their idea of giving back that keeps them from trying to make sure they can do things that might otherwise be difficult. They also feel they have to show people they’re doing things the right way so they have a chance to reach out to more patients who might need their help. Sussex Healthcare focuses on showing their employees how they can do that too.

No matter what Sussex Healthcare does or what they’re trying to do to help other people, they remain dedicated in different areas of the business. They also try showing people they can do things better than most elder care facilities. They have a gym and other options for all the people who are a part of the facility. They also try to show people they can do more with everything they’re offering so they don’t have to worry about what will happen to them in the future.

Between the work they put into helping older people have fulfilling lives and everything that has become a huge part of industry, Sussex Healthcare feels they’re the experts in the field. They also feel they’re making positive changes for all their patients. By doing things that will continue helping others and continue giving them things on their own, they believe they can make more out of different situations. It’s their idea of creating a positive living environment that allows them to keep showing people they can make the most out of the industry standards. They always want to continue helping people who need it in different situations.

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Roseann Bennett Unleashes A New Trend Known As Telemedicine

Giving back to the society is quite important. However, the manner in which people give back to the society varies. As for Roseann Bennett, her way of giving back to the society is in the form of a not for profit organization known as the Center for Treatment and Assessment. In regard to this specific organization, Roseann Bennett is the co-founder. The organization is dedicated to helping patients who may be experiencing mental health issues.

 

Background Information

Roseann Bennett specializes in offering therapy sessions specifically for families and marriages. Since she carries with her a license ascertaining her being a family and marriage therapist. Regarding her career of expertise, Roseann Bennett carries the necessary qualifications since she was able to undertake her studies at the Seton Hall University.

As a philanthropist as well as an entrepreneur, Roseann Bennett has put in a lot of effort to make sure that the Center for Treatment and Assessment has emerged as a total success. Well, she has not been working alone, her partner Dr. Todd Bennett has been by her side all along. By making sure that the organization has become a total success, Roseann Bennett has been able to make sure that the people undergoing mental health problems have access to the medical care that they have been seeking all along.

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Outline

Mental health problems have been ranked as a health risk that needs to be absconded; that is why Roseann Bennett decided to unleash a new trend known as telemedicine during the Mental Health Awareness Week. Telemedicine is an advanced form of technology whereby the patient can engage their therapist through the use of Skype, text or email as communication platforms. Well, many may have the assumption that telemedicine may in a way mark the end of seeing your therapist for a face to face session. As much as many people may think so, people should know that face to face sessions are more suitable.

 

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Markets That Excite Vinod Gupta

Vinod Gupta is the current Managing General Partner of Everest Group. Vinod Gupta’s success does not stop there. He was the previous owner and CEO of InfoGROUP which is a data tech focused company.

At the time Vinod invested 100 million dollars and had a 680 million dollar turn around in sales. With Vinod Gupta’s great success with InfoGROUP, Vinod funded and established more businesses in the data tech field.

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The Growing Database Technology Market

Now ever single item that uses wireless internet is using some kind of database technology. The expansion of the market grows with the expansion of other markets. For example, the invention of smart phones allowed for the common use of GPS for the ordinary person. And with artificial intelligence being involved in database technology exciting things can be created. The market of database technology is only going to expand from here which is very exciting news.

 

Here are some innovations that may cause the database technology market to explode. Having engineered database systems and in-memory database. This allow for users to put together more efficient software for whatever task they need. Every major data base vendor looks to add in-memory database products to its offered products or services. It uses algorithms and special structures for data regarding memory. By using this a system will be able to run its analytics up to 100 time faster than a database using disk-based technology. Innovations like these pave the way for database technology.

 

Vinod Gupta says that the Potential For Integrated Systems using database technologies and artificial intelligence is an exciting promise. The future for database technologies is one that looks to grow even bigger once more technology’s like artificial intelligence are finally refined. Once the technology is here the future will only become faster and more efficient with database technology.

 

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