In July 2017 the former and notorious sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, Joe Arpaio, was convicted by a judge for criminal contempt. He had refused to follow a judge’s order that had required him to stop targeting and profiling Latino motorists.
However, his conviction was pardoned by President Donald Trump. One of the big reasons for this is believed to be that Joe Arpaio was one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of Donald Trump’s birther movement against the then President Barack Obama. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
Because of the pardon Joe Arpaio, who is now 85-years-old, will not be serving any jail time for his crime. Many of his opponents had been very happy when he lost his job after the elections of November 2016. However, and rightfully so, they didn’t feel that this was enough of a punishment for what he has done over the years against the minority population of Maricopa County. People wanted to see him handcuffed and led off to jail but, unfortunately, this now won’t be happening.
There are still groups and nonprofits working to fight against Joe Arpaio, his policies, and others in government positions in Arizona who behave the same way and have the same bigotry and hatred. One of these is the Frontera Fund, started by two newspaper publishers and authors who had their own rights violated by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
While serving as Sheriff Joe Arpaio had designated himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff”. He took an extreme view about illegal immigration, particularly that of Latino or Hispanic descent. He, along with those who supported him, said that everything that is wrong with American society today was due to illegal immigration. He and the deputies working in his office regularly violated people’s civil rights in order to arrest people for being in the country illegally.
The Frontera fund was founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. While investigating a story about Joe Arpaio they were illegally arrested in the middle of the night by deputies working for him. After an outcry due to this obviously illegal event both were quickly released. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin ended up suing the county and, after a series of appeals, they were awarded $3.7 million. They used this money to set up the Frontera Fund.
This fund is dedicated to defending the rights of minorities in Arizona. They have supported many organizations such as the American Immigration Council, The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Justice that Works, the Phoenix Immigrant Justice Project among many others.
After Joe Arpaio had told to stop profiling Latinos and Hispanics in December 2011, he chose to ignore the judge and continue doing so. When the public and the judicial system could see it was violating the court’s order he was brought back to the courthouse in May 2013.
He claimed he continued the profiling because of a miscommunication and he didn’t understand what the court had told him. The judge, Susan Bolton, said that he had willfully violated the order and had understood it perfectly well.
Every shift in consumer behavior brings an array of advantages and disadvantages. The current consumer trend swiping the economy is crowd-sourced reviews. Every day, more people use online reviews to determine their final purchases. This is due to the increase of technology’s effect on society and the economy.
While some brands struggle to get on board with this new trend, savvier brands like Fabletics are capitalizing. To attract new customers, companies developed more review-centric marketing strategies. This was easier for Fabletics than for other brands. Fabletics began as a company that used its subscription mechanic to get to know its members.
Fabletic’s connection to its members is what makes the brand successful. Today’s review-centric economy is just icing on the cake. It’s something that Fabletic’s been doing since its launch in 2013, so it’s comfortable adapting his marketing styles and changing with the times. Despite some negativity surrounding its early days, Fabletics trusts its members to remain loyal, which they have.
Honestly, a lot of people don’t think Fabletics would’ve been so successful without the help of the crowd. Crowd-sourced reviews are the best way to market anything these days and Fabletics figured that out just in time to succeed. They’ve done what other companies only dream about.
Fabletics executives got everything right from the start; including bringing Kate Hudson into the project. As a co-founder of the brand, Kate Hudson’s actually brought a lot to the table. She’s not just the pretty face selling some company’s products. She’s a valued member of the team.
She’s one of the major reasons that Fabletics has over 20 million social media followers. The other reason is all the discounted items and social media buzz about how great the products actually are. Many reviewers were actually surprised by Fabletic’s high quality.
Those same reviewers are the ones that made Fabletics the success that it is. Along with Kate Hudson’s creativity and fun spirit, Fabletics is a brand that’s doing things differently from the competition. The most notable difference is price, which seems to be what so many members love about the brand.
According to one reviewer, members can easily afford two or three items for the same price as one pair of leggings from the more expensive brands. All the discounts combined with actual high-quality products makes Fabletics worth the money spent. It’s a brand that many predict will continue to grow and succeed.
Stream Energy was listed among the top ten most trusted retail electric providers in the state of Texas by Market Strategies International. Stream Energy is a renowned leading direct seller and provider of connected life services. The study conducted by the Marketing Strategies International involved more than 52 companies in the whole of Texas. Follow Stream Energy on Linkedin.
The study surveyed more than 5000 customers all of whom were required to give scores on all the 52 REPs companies on different areas such as community support, communication effectiveness, customer service, competitive rates, local reputation and reliable quality among others. From the research, it was found out that the firms who scored highly and gained customer trust are those companies that have been actively involved in community and customer focused activities especially responses to cases of emergency and disasters like the Tsunami, Hurricane Harvey, and others. In a nutshell the people of Texas will promote a business that stands with them in their time of need said Mr. Chris Oberle, the senior vice president of Marketing Strategies International.
As part of its corporate social responsibility Stream, Energy donated 25,000 dollars to the Red Cross in America. The funds were to aid relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Also, Stream Energy waived the late fees amount for its energy and wireless services from customers who were unable to make payment on time due to the catastrophe. Moreover, the firm waived international calls to its clients who were affected by the Hurricane Irma. In a statement, Stream Energy President and CEO Mr. Larry Mondry said that the company is very honored to have been recognized as the top ten REP company. Visit crunchbase.com to know more about Stream Energy.
About Stream Energy
Stream Energy is a privately held retail electricity provider company that was founded in the year 2004 by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshajki. The company is headquartered in Dallas Texas. The company capitalizes on the use of multi-level marketing channels to make its sales.
Stream Energy began its operations in the year 2005 after formally getting licensed by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas. The firm began as a small retail electricity and natural gas firm but has grown since then to be the leading direct energy seller in Texas and other states in the USA such as Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
When two countries are having great diplomatic relations, there many benefits that come along. This is why being an ambassador is a noble course. Sometimes when a country is in crisis, it’s the other states that come to intervene or offer the kind of help that is required. Daniel Taub has been a very successful ambassador for Israel to Britain.
When he went to present his credentials officially as the ambassador of Israel, his dressing code suggested one thing; that he came from Britain but was not ready to compromise his duty to Israel. The Queen was concerned about the post he was about to take. This is because Daniel Taub was born in Britain and moved to Israel less than 30 years ago. She knew that if Taub undertook this job, he would have to lose his Britain citizenship.
Daniel Taub viewed this in a different angle. He saw this as an opportunity. He would have a chance to bring up his children in their historic world. The job was also an opportunity to bring the two countries together. This was a sign of appreciation to the two states.
Four years later, Daniel Taub is glad to see the level of the relationship between the two countries. The two countries have intermarried completely. There is an exchange of culture, lifestyle, and education among other things.
Trade between the two countries has never been better. The value of the trade is $7.7 million. There 300 Israeli businesses set up in Britain. This has greatly benefited the citizens of Britain. They have many employment opportunities and a variety of products to choose from during their shopping. The presence of substitutes in the market has also encouraged quality products and fair prices. This is because the manufacturers have to prove that their products are the best.
The Israeli business persons are also happy to have an opportunity to outsource. They are confident that with the current relationship between the two countries, their businesses are safe.
During his farewell party, he is glad to see that he accomplished his goal. Everyone is sad to see him vacate his seat. They only hope that the next ambassador will be dedicated, self-driven and committed like Daniel Taub.
Daniel Taub says that his job was very fulfilling. Britain being a mighty nation in the world, he is glad to have been in the meeting that helped them resolve their differences.
To learn more, visit http://www.daniel-taub.com/.
Many groups and organizations are advocating for human rights. Most entities focus on migrant rights, human rights and civil rights. Some of the rights groups include The Advocate for Human Rights, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, Amazon Watch, The Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights, and the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund.
The Advocate for Human Rights operates globally. The organization is at the front of fighting for human rights. It is an agent for transformation at the local, regional and global level. The Advocate for Human Rights is supported by volunteers, partners and staff in implementing the global standards of human rights. The group executes its work as it reinforces the rule of law. It has been advocating for human rights for over 30 years. The noble organization has impacted the lives of many people, including children, women and immigrants.
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project seeks to safeguard human rights and civil rights of immigrants. The group achieves its objective through outreach, advocacy and litigation. The project runs the largest litigation initiative in the country, through the Supreme Court and district courts. Moreover, the group is committed to actualizing the rights of immigrants. Jim Larking and Michael Lacey focuses on implementing the constitution and attaining equal justice for all irrespective of their immigration status.
Amazon Watch is a renowned rights group based in San Francisco. It works in the Amazon basin. The group works with indigenous groups and environmental organizations to promote the rights of the indigenous people. This follows the ongoing growth and the large scale development of projects such as the oil and gas pipeline.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights is a leading group in California. This noble organization advocates for immigrant rights. They focus on achieving the right for free mobility and participating in democracy. Their key goal is a society, which will facilitate inclusivity even for immigrants. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights seeks to implement its work by changing public opinion and building power as they change policies.
About The Larkin & Lacey Fund
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund was formed by the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
They decided to support migrant rights organizations in Arizona through the settlement money ($3.75 million) that they raised from their wrongful arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Presently, the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund supports organizations that advocate for human, civil and migrant rights as well as freedom of speech and civil participation across Arizona.
According to an article published by Bloomberg on October 11, Banco Bradesco SA—the second largest private bank in Brazil—is searching for a new chief executive officer. The new CEO, just like the previous ones, will be the overall head of the bank whose assets are currently slightly short of $420 billion. The bank has over five thousand branches with over 100 thousand employees dedicated to serving the bank’s clients. Owing to the importance of the presidency office to the overall functioning of the Osasco based bank, Bradesco will not take any chances that might compromise the position of the lender in Brazil’s financial sector. The bank is currently taking its time to scout for the most suitable candidate to replace the outgoing CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, who is rightfully in office until March next year.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been with Banco Bradesco for 48 years. The news that Bradesco was prospecting for a new chief executive officer surprised many who have known him as one of the faces of the institution; however, they were delighted to realize that Trabuco is not yet done with Bradesco as he had just begun a new assignment as the chairman of the board of directors representing Fundação Bradesco, the controlling shareholder of Bradesco. Trabuco will discharge the duties of both posts until next year when his successor will assume office.
Banco Bradesco’s culture of appointing CEOs and other leaders from within the bank is well known. In fact, Trabuco stressed the same in the October 11 news event that marked the resignation of the then chairman, Lazaro de Mello Brandao. The comment from Trabuco prompted analysts to take a keen look at Bradesco’s staff, and luckily seven of them are thought to be in the line to succeed Trabuco. The seven include Mauricio Machado de Minas, Alexandre da Silva Gluher, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, Josué Augusto Pancini, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, Octavio de Lazari, and André Rodrigues Cano.
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Lazaro de Mello Brandao
According to Bloomberg, the 91-year-old (before his resignation) was among the world’s oldest serving bank chairmen. Brandao resigned after a 74-year-career with the bank. The length of Brandao’s career corresponds to the numbers of years that Bradesco has served Brazilians. Brandao joined the bank the same year that Amado Aguiar founded the bank—1943.
As expected, Brandao was appointed to discharge the duties of a clerk. Even with incomplete fundamental studies, Brandao was not cowed as he dedicated his energy and time to serving Bradesco. He amassed skills and expertise along the way that propelled him through the ranks of the bank until his appointment in 1981 as the CEO and chairman ten years later. Brandao held the presidency of the bank until his resignation in 1999. However, he continued as the chairman of the bank until last month.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco
Brandao left the baton of the chairmanship to Trabuco; a man who he shares a lot of similarities. Trabuco, just like Brandao, joined Bradesco as a clerk. His performance got the attention of his superiors who handed him his first promotion 15 years after he first started working at the bank in 1969. Trabuco was appointed as the marketing director. For the many years that followed, Trabuco served the bank in different capacities until he was named the president of the institution in 2009 and the subsequent appointment as the chairman of the bank.
However, unlike Brandao who did not complete his fundamental studies, Trabuco attended the University of São Paulo where he studied philosophy. He later joined the Fundação School of Sociology and Politics where he pursued Socio-Psychology.
Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: https://br.reuters.com/article/topNews/idBRKBN1CF35D-OBRTP
Bob Reina is viewed as an entrepreneur with a unique perspective that is appealing to the evolving news platform. Bob Reina has developed his adept experience in direct sales and video marketing for more than twenty-five years. He is the founder and the chief executive officer of the Talk Fusion.
HuffPost is the new name and a new change in its mission. The new changes are aimed at reaching out to the people whose stories have not been yet told as the Editor in Chief, Lydia Polgreen puts it. This goes hand in hand with the major contributor and the figurehead of the Talk Fusion– Bob Reina. Bob Reina is a believer in innovations by companies and knows very well that a brands growth is always continuous and never reaches the limit. He says that he, as a leader and a philanthropist; he has set a goal of helping people to succeed in their business missions regardless of their location in the world or their background. This attribute is explained in the articles that he published in the HuffPost.
Bob Reina joined the HuffPost in the year 2016 and had been contributing to the Hufpost ever since. His contributions revolve around entrepreneurship, video technology trends, marketing, skillful selling, self-development, and lifestyle. The trend in the platform is pleasant as it covers the major areas of life as Bob Rein puts it. The relaunching of the brand brought in cultural issues and fulfillment. He is now aiming at sharing many more articles to both the Talk Fusion clients and the over two hundred million HuffPost visitors.
Talk Fusion is an all in one marketing solution firm that deals with video marketing. It is a firm that has the goal of making their clients business succeed in the stiff competition in the market regarding increased profit-making, increased sales and customers attraction. The marketing strategy offered by Talk Fusion makes marketing more and more memorable, engaging and also persuasive. Talk Fusion’s marketing products are made known to the public through one on one marketing by their independent associates. There is a provision of a one-month trial service from their products as well.
The American Institute of Architects, AIA, is an organization of professional architects in America that was founded in 1857. The AIA was set up to support the architects’ profession around the country. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the AIA works with other stakeholders in the construction industry for coordination purposes. The organization consists of 300 local chapters and around 200 employees. Every year the AIA sponsors educational seminars to assist architects in maintaining their licenses. By conducting market research studies, the AIA advice architects on any economic factors that may affect their profession. They are also responsible for setting industry standards that affect the operations of their members.
Robert Ivy is the CEO of AIA. He studied his undergraduate in English at the University of the South. He later received a Master of Architecture from the University of Tulane. His main role is to expand the architectural awareness to ensure the future of the practice is maintained. During the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting that was held in 2012, Robert committed to AIA improving the health care system by offering research grants, community planning programs, and digital programs for ten years. Before joining AIA, Robert worked for McGraw-Hill as the vice president and editorial director. While he was the editor-in-chief at Architectural Record, the magazine received various awards which included 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Robert also served as a spokesman for important architectural issues that were aimed at building the environment. He is also a member of the International Circle of Architecture Critics.
At AIA, Robert Ivy ensures the core values of the company are maintained. The company believes that human dignity ought to be maintained in all aspects of business, employment, and civic transactions. AIA ensures that all architects adopt a tolerance to the guidelines that are set regarding the way they treat customers and conduct their business. The organization believes that communities are strengthened by the infrastructural projects set out by architects. Public buildings have been left by the government to deteriorate, thus reducing the safety and quality of life of the communities. It is up to architects to guide policymakers in making informed decisions on reinvesting in the communities.
AIA continues to advocate for policies that are aimed at reducing the damaging effects to the atmosphere. They do so by encouraging the preservation and design of high-quality buildings. These buildings are designed in a way that reduces their carbon footprint which is good for the environment, at the same time, they generate income to the society and contribute to the GDP of the country. Read more: http://www.aiainternational.org/
Since the beginning of the company, Fabletics has been doing what they can to offer more convenience for all of their customers. They want to make sure that they are giving them everything that they want and everything that they aren’t able to get from other companies. It is something that they have used as somewhat of a mission for their customers and something that they are going to continue to do no matter what they have decided with the company. It is also something that makes their business better than some of the others because of the way that they are able to handle it. When it comes to Fabletics, they know that convenience is key.
To offer even more convenience for the people who they serve, Fabletics is going to do more for their customers. They are doing this through Amazon which is something that makes it easier for them to do the right things for their business. It is also something that gives them everything that they need with the options that they have so that they will be able to find the perfect outfit for themselves on the site where so many people do so much of their regular shopping.
Thanks to this, Fabletics now has concerns that people are not going to be shopping for their clothes on Fabletics. It is something that is acceptable because they are still making money but is also a concern because fewer people will be taking the Lifestyle Quiz. Since this is such an important part of the shopping process on Amazon, it is necessary for them to do this so that they will be able to make all of the right choices. It will also make things easier for the company to get the right type of outfits on Amazon for all of their customers.
Depending on the different things that the site is able to do, they plan to branch out even further. Since they will likely have a huge success on Amazon, they will want to branch out. This is something that they are hoping to do through retail stores. While their flagship is currently in the making, it is something that will make a huge difference for the people who are doing more. It will allow them the chance to make sure that they are serving all of the customers that they have on their site.
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There are so many immigrants in the USA, with over 65,000 illegal immigrants graduating from US schools, every year. As a result of high illegal immigrants, there are many deportation cases. However, since the launch of the Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), many illegal immigrants who entered the US as kids are able to work and study in the US.
The DACA program prevents illegal immigrants, with good behavior, from being deported. This is by the provision of a renewable two-year period of time for deferred action and the eligibility to work and study in the US. In order to be eligible for this program, one has to have immigrated to the US before they were 16 years old. Also, they have to have continuously lived in the country since the year 2007. Additionally, they have to have been born on the 16th of June 181 or later and have no legal issues.
This programs has really helped a lot of students and workers, who crossed the border to empower themselves economically. However, the benefit is two-way as the immigrants dutifully pay their taxes and economically empower the nation.
Being a non-profit organization, DACA is funded by a number of institutions and individuals. On top of the list for DACA funders is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. Larkin & Lacey is a non-profit organization that was founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The two are co-founder of the Village Voice.
About Larkin &Lacey Frontera Fund
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund was founded with the settlement money that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin received when they won the case for wrongful arrest. It had all happed in the middle of the night, in the year 2007. The two were arrested from their respective homes, put in tinted SUVs and taken to different prisons.
The reason for their arrest was that they had exposed the private home address of Joe Arpaio even after receiving warning not to do so. However, the circumstances in which the address was revealed were legitimate. Besides, the address could easily have been retrieved by anyone with internet. Therefore, they were trying to prove that by Joe Arpaio willingly indicating his private home address and not those of his commercial addressed, it showed that they had something to hide.
Luckily, a public outcry got them out of jail within a day and all charges were dropped. But, they sued and won. And, with the settlement money, they decided to pursue justice for others.