Archives: March 2018

Larkin and Lacey; Hard Times or not, we Demand our Rights

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the trending journalists of Phoenix Times Newspaper that published investigative stories about abuse of office by several Arizona Country Officials including Mr. Joe Arpaio, the then county Sheriff.

Larkin and Lacey gained popularity after they daringly took on the long0serving County Sherrif in commentaries and editorials in their paper. Soon, the two journalists were witch-hunted by Joe Arpaio himself. He sent his hirelings and goons to their apartments and arrested them.

The incident caused an uproar in Arizona. It was so serious that all the trumped up charges against the journalists were dropped. However, the journalists sought justice and sought compensation for the illegal treatment and the violation of their civil rights.

The courts in Arizona agreed with the complainants and awarded the two journalists $ 3.75 million. Larkin and Lacey used the money awarded by the courts to set up the Frontera Fund.

The Trump pardon

Nothing hurts more than watching agents of impunity get away with it as if nothing happened. Mr. Joe Arpaio is by definition the most culpable person before the law, says Michael Lacey. It is a shock to those who have suffered the injustices that Joe Arpaio has meted out against the immigrant community and other minorities in Arizona.

Looking back at events that led to the presidential pardon, it will be remembered that before Obama became the president, Donald Trump and the likes of Joe Arpaio ran the anti-Obama campaign Claiming that Mr. Obama was not eligible for the country’s presidency.

They claimed that he, Obama, had falsified his birth certificate and that he was actually born outside the US. It looks like the axis of evil is back at it, powered by the presidential power. Mr. Joe Arpaio has received the presidential pardon for defying a court order that emanates from a case way back in 2007. Mr. Arpaio was convicted recently for contempt of court and was facing his sentencing just before President Trump pardoned him. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_

It is a move that has angered many immigrants in Arizona. The long-serving ex-Sheriff of Arizona County found it hard when he was faced with the allegations of abuse of office among many other serious crimes. The move by Trump is widely seen as a case of rewarding cronies when you have some political space.

Background of Larkin and Lacey

The two journalists started their career way back in the days they attended the University. They began to report campus issues and ran gossip columns before the business turned big. Larkin and Lacey are trained journalists. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter

They attended various schools and ended up in journalism. The two journalists remained active and were soon absorbed by some of the papers that seemed not to have a future. The Phoenix Times came into the limelight after the hard work that the two journalists put in. They ventured into investigative journalism.

They told the story as it is without censorship. Meanwhile, as the saga of John Arpaio continues, the Frontera Foundation continues to help both female and male individuals that frequently have their rights abused by insensitive agents of the state. Michael Lacey has also been vocal about what Trump said. He notes that the move was moronic.

OSI Food Solutions, one of America’s top 100 food companies, adds to its European acquisitions and production capacity

OSI Food Solutions, based in Aurora Illinois, is a producer of high quality value-added custom food products with 20,000 employees in 65 facilities in 17 countries and has an annual revenue of $6.1 billion as of 2016. OSI Food Solutions provides made to order meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, pizza and many other foods to meet its worldwide restaurant industry and other customers’ unique demands and precise specifications. OSI partners with its customers to design manufacturing and supply chain solutions to meet their most complex challenges, and places a priority on maintaining a sustainable relationship with the people, communities, and environments they contact.

OSI Food Solutions provides unsurpassed food safety practices along with exceptional culinary skill, global flavor knowledge and innovative research and design facilities to its customer collaborations. In 2017 OSI Food Solutions made a 17 million euro investment to double its production capacity to 24,000 tons of processed chicken products in its Toledo, Spain facility. This plant extension includes a new production hall and a product development kitchen and has already reduced electricity consumption by about 20%. OSI Food Solutions Spain has now reached a production capacity of 45,000 tons of beef, pork and chicken products.

OSI Food Solutions UK won the British Safety Council’s prestigious Globe of Honour Award in 2013, 2015 and 2016 for exemplary management of environmental risks. Recognized as one of America’s top 100 food companies, OSI Food Solutions emphasizes using innovative ideas and teamwork to meet the challenge of putting the consumer first. OSI’s growth is reflected in its recent acquisition of the 60-year old Dutch company Baho Food which specializes in the manufacture of meat products and other foods for 18 European countries as well as the purchase of the Tyson Food Group in Chicago, Illinois saving most of its 480 jobs which would have been lost if the Tyson plant closed. OSI Food Solutions also acquired Flagship Europe, which supplies pies, sauces and frozen poultry, among other foodservice items to the UK market.

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How Rocketship Education is Changing Education in Low-income Areas

When kids return from winter break to a new year, it’s an excellent time for them to get caught up and put action into forming new habits. Rocketship Education seizes this as an opportunity to cultivate good habits in students which will follow them through high school, college and into adulthood. They work with the children, and their parents, to empower them to understand what they need to succeed. In what areas could they improve, not simply scholastically, but what lifestyle changes could they make? Do they need to eat better? Get more sleep? Or focus on making time for homework? Children are taught invaluable life skills such as time management and how to break potentially overwhelming tasks into smaller ones.

Rocketship education is a transformation education experience. A school that thinks about children not in terms of grades and percentiles but as young people with individual needs and lifestyles. Rocketship Education is a K-5 charter school that focuses on bringing attentive education to low-income areas. According to a video on their website, the education gap is a country-wide problem that is estimated to take 130 years to close. Rocketship Education has made it their mission to close that gap within our lifetime.

Rocketship believes that their hybrid model and the way they approach not only student’s but their families and teachers is what will enable them to reach that goal. Rocketship, founded in 2007, considers themselves a collective and gives ownership of each school that is started to the parents and the community. Rather than a standardized education, the curriculum is adjusted to meet the needs of the area. A deep relationship exists between the school and students’ families. Teachers and school officials visit the homes of students to explain how the curriculum works. This also gives the family a chance to discuss their child’s individual needs. It’s the attention and holistic approach that make Rocketship Education so revolutionary.

The Thoughts of Jose Hawilla on Entrepreneurship

The leading Brazilian entrepreneur, Jose Hawilla recently spoke about entrepreneurship and revealed numerous factors to help the aspiring entrepreneurs around the globe. He thinks that people should have some characteristics to become a successful entrepreneur. Jose Hawilla also says that the business-friendly approach of a country is very much important in deciding the ventures successful. He asked people to look at the Global Entrepreneurship Index published in the year 2016. In the list, the United States grabbed the top spot and became the best entrepreneurial country with a whopping 86.2% rating.

The United States got the top ranking by ensuring an excellent environment for businesses to grow in its soil. It offers numerous options and choices for the aspiring entrepreneurs including special tax incentives for small businesses, business loans for small entrepreneurs, different supporting groups, and more. Interestingly, a large majority of the developed countries got fair ranking in the index. Canada became second in the index with 79.5%, and Australia became third with 78%. Hawilla is a strong proponent of small businesses and confirms that the sector produces more jobs, business, and goods than larger players in various industries.

Jose Hawilla notes that most people are fascinated by the flexibility which small businesses offer as entrepreneurs can even hire their family members to take part in the ventures. In larger organizations, the executives should answer to many people and need multiple approvals before each business strategy implementation. But in the case of small businesses, the entrepreneurs enjoy greater freedom and flexibility. Hawilla adds that successful entrepreneurs should be adaptable and respond quickly to changes, should be dedicated to their business, passionate by the family and personal attributes. Additionally, such people would be seeking independence. For more details visit Crunchbase.

Jose Hawilla was born in the state of São Paulo and was a popular journalist in the initial years of his career. Later, he moved to the sports marketing industry of Brazil by establishing his firm, Traffic, to tap the opportunities in football – an unrecognized area of business until that day. You can search on Google to see more.

Jose Hawilla is a role model to a large majority of people in Brazil as a champion entrepreneur. He also stepped into the media industry and owns numerous newspapers and publications including Good Morning Catanduva, Bom Dia Jundiaí, Good Morning Marília, Bom Dia Bauru, and more.

See more: http://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,grupo-traffic-vende-diario-de-s-paulo,164083e

Jose Auriemo Neto: The Rise of Property Development in Brazil

JHSF Participacoes is a Brazilian company founded in 1972 in the city of Sao Paolo, and initially, the company specialized in construction materials, and it was only a small family business. The founder of the company, who is the grandfather of the present chief executive officer, Jose Auriemo Neto, has decided to expand his business and they started to accept projects and contracts in the 1990s. The company soon transformed into one of the most successful real estate developers in Brazil, and they can build iconic landmarks across the country. Many people have opted to purchase units from JHSF Participacoes because of its luxurious design and affordable price.

The current chief executive officer of the real estate development firm, Jose Auriemo Neto, wanted to expand the company’s operations. Joining the company in 1993, Jose Auriemo Neto has contributed a lot to their growth. It was his idea to venture into the retail industry, and under his directions, one of the largest shopping centers in Brazil was built. The Cidade Jardim is one of the projects assigned to Jose Auriemo Neto, and he did a great job in directing all of the people involved in the project to create a visually appealing landmark in the center of Sao Paolo. Today, the Cidade Jardim is considered as one of the best places for shopping in the country.

Jose Auriemo Neto was promoted to become the chief executive officer in the early 2000s, and his grandfather has given the position because they knew that he could manage the company properly. With his expertise in management, Jose Auriemo Neto transformed JHSF Participacoes into a multinational real estate and development company. The value of JHSF Participacoes also rose under the leadership of Jose Auriemo Neto, and it is now priced at more than $1 billion. Investors keep on purchasing their shares, and it helped in the further growth of the company. Today, JHSF Participacoes has an active project in the United States and Uruguay. Jose Auriemo Neto revealed that they are already in the talks with several European and Asian businesspeople who would help him infiltrate the Eurasian market.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jos%C3%A9-auriemo-neto-8b1910148/

Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Push for Holistic Cancer Care

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a network of five nationally accredited hospitals in the United States offering dedicated cancer treatment to adults. Their model emphasizes an integrated and holistic approach to care that extends beyond traditional treatments to include complementary therapies and social support to address both the disease and the effects it has on the lives of their clients and families.CTCA, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida was founded in 1998 by Richard Stephenson. Dissatisfied with the cancer treatment his mother received, he launched CTCA on the principle that offering a full range of support and integrative therapies could improve treatment results.

Patients at CTCA can expect support to manage every part of their cancer treatment journey right from the start. Potential clients can seek services independently, but most are referred by doctors and representatives are available to assist with insurance questions.CTCA centers are conveniently located in major metropolitan areas throughout the US including Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. According to CTCA, a full 70 percent of patients come from out of state to seek care and services are available to assist clients and their families arrange transportation and lodging during visits. Visits to CTCA are often for a second opinion, a service that can offer patients added confidence in their diagnosis and choices for treatments.

Expert physicians use state-of-the art equipment to get the best clinical picture of a cancer to help improve understanding of its complexity, how it will affect the body, and which treatments will be the most effective.Clients choosing to become patients of CTCA are then offered a comprehensive multidisciplinary plan to treat their cancer using cutting-edge treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation as well as supportive treatments to fight difficult side effects of treatment such as weakness and nausea. The physicians at CTCA believe that including a full range of individualized complementary services including nutrition consultations, physical therapy, pain management, counseling services, and access to clinical trials help patients experience the very best quality of life possible while optimizing the success of the cancer treatment.All CTCA hospitals are fully accredited by the Joint Commission and have earned Full Compliance Standards, a designation that affirms each center has met important standards for patient care and safety.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco

The Bradesco Bank is getting ready to undergo significant changes as the change presidents of the company. The Bradesco Bank is the second largest bank in Brazil. The time has come for them to bid farewell to Luiz Carlos Trabuco who has been the president of the company since 2003. The new president of the company’s name is Octavio de Lazari Junior. Lazari has worked at the bank since 1978. He works as the Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer of the Bradesco group at the Bradesco Bank. Lazari’s duties as president are set to begin in March.

During the process of selecting the new president, the Succession and Appointment Committee of the Bradesco Bank was on edge. They were not sure who they were going to place the future of the Bradesco Bank in the hands of. They were very certain that whoever was going to take over would have to be the best choice for the growth and development of the company. The original choice was Mauricio Minas who is over the technology department according to valor.com.br.

Read more: Bradesco deve anunciar sucessor de Trabuco antes do Carnaval


After reviewing Lazari’s resume, they were confident in the selection that they were making. Octavio de Lazari Junior is currently the Executive Vice President of the bank and the Chief Executive Officer of the Bradesco Group. He has a great history of work with the credit area at the Bradesco Bank. He was the department director of the Department of Loans and Financing in 2010. When he begins working as the president on March 12, he will continue his duties as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bradesco Group according to g1.globo.com. He will also continue in the position that he holds as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Real Estate Credit and Savings Entities and the Vice President of Febraban’s Credit Operations Portability Governance Committee.

On March 12 when the Bradesco Bank has the board meeting, Octavio de Lazari Junior will take Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s place as the president of the bank. Trabuco has worked at the bank since he was 17 years old. After his first 15 years of being an employee at the bank, he was able to get his first promotion to Marketing Director. The bank was not able to establish any regrets about promoting him. During his time as the marketing director, the bank experienced a steady growth of positive media influence between the two. In 1992 he chose to be the Chief Executive Officer Bradesco Bank of a private pension company. In 1998 Luiz Carlos Trabuco was selected to be the Managing Director at the Bradesco Bank. A year after becoming the Managing director at the bank he was selected to be the Executive Vice President of the bank. In 2003 he became the President of Bradesco Insurance. The Insurance company was able to make it into the New York Stock exchange because of his work. He was elected to be the President of the Bradesco Bank in 2009.

Check more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,bradesco-anuncia-substituto-de-luiz-trabuco-na-presidencia-do-banco,70002178384