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Lacey and Larkin revisits the crimes committed by Arpaio after pardon

The state of Arizona in the United States is one that has a history of immigration. It is located at the border with Mexico. The Mexican border is the most porous in the history of immigration into the United States. Many people pass through this border as they enter into the United States. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

Commonly they are referred to as illegal immigrants. Most of the immigrants who come into the United States do so in search of better opportunities such as jobs with higher pay. However, the issue of illegal immigration into the United States has been a concern for many people in the country especially the natives.

For a long time, there has been a conflict between the natives, human rights activists, and the immigrants’ communities. Natives have been accused of discriminating the immigrants by human rights organizations.

In the state of Arizona, things have been worse for many immigrants especially those who live in the state without the right documentation. Many times, they are mistreated by the locals.

In the county of Maricopa, this is where there is a history of human rights violations of great magnitude. The people in power have promoted the violations of human rights in this area.

One person who is known for sponsoring violation of human rights is former sheriff Joe Arpaio. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/

Joe held the position of the sheriff for four terms. In his four terms as the sheriff, he spent time committing some grave mistakes against the people of Maricopa.

Joe Arpaio was mistreating immigrants in the state in a very bad manner. He used to take them through physical torture and even caused dealt with some of them.

His actions could be in the best terms be said to be “crimes against humanity” Joe Arpaio had his concentration camps where he would hold anyone who was living in the country without the requisite documentation.

The concentration camps were hell on earth. The living condition was a disgrace to humanity. For instance, the temperatures in the concentration camps would go all the way up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit.

Joe Arpaio used the concentration camps as jails where illegal immigrants in the state would be held before they were deported back to their countries of origin. Joe Arpaio was committing these crimes under the full glare of the judicial system who never bothered to intervene.

The only group of people who took issue with the way he was handling his duties are the journalists. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are journalists in the area. They were dedicated to highlighting the plight of the people of Maricopa County.

They followed the actions of Joe Arpaio closely and identified all the crimes he was committing. They went ahead and published the reports in their media outlet known as Phoenix New Times. Their actions to report hi led to their arrest in 2007 by the same Sheriff.

In October of 2017, ten years later after the arrest of Lacey and Larkin, Joe Arpaio has been pardoned by President Trump meaning he will not face prosecution over his actions as the Sheriff of Maricopa County.

Talk Fusion High Technology Apps Will Change Lives

Emails are an ideal way of communication. However, very few people love to use them. In the traditional times, most people would go for other forms of communication because they believed that using emails was not effective. However, things changed when Bob Reina, a leading technology expert and direct selling professional decided to introduce a modern video communication platform. Talk Fusion has changed the marketing department significantly using video communication. Companies that are using the services from this company are currently the leaders in the complex market.

 

After working as a police officer for more than ten years, Bob Reina realized that his career was not offering him the great income he was dreaming off when he was growing up. The businessman used to spend many hours in the workplace, and he would get very little pay at the end of the month. His life, however, changed for the better when he was introduced to direct marketing by a stranger one day. Bob Reina was off duty and controlling traffic when a stranger approached him and shared the secret of direct marketing. Unlike many people who do not like to take on new challenges, the businessman embraced this opportunity, and his life marked a fresh start that has been filled with success.

 

Talk Fusion uses a unique approach that makes people in the society to appreciate email marketing. The company products are marketed in a great way; Bob Reina hires independent company associates who market the applications from one person to the other, and this makes everything easy and manageable. There are numerous products that have been brought by Reina and his company. Most of these have been accepted in the market, and they are doing so well despite the changing economic times. Reina understands the use of the modern day technology, and this is why his firm is one of the best in the international market.

 

Not long ago, Talk Fusion introduced the Live Meetings application that will be using the WebTRC technology. As one of the useful and modern techniques, this will help people in the society to communicate with better and clear videos. While introducing the technology to the consumers in the society, Talk Fusion President Reina said that more customers would like the new application because of the new features that come with it. Apart from being affordable, the app will offer consumers a great conferencing platform that can accommodate several people. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOihUBWQy5-3QlEKA7s-4-A

Meet the Real Estate Titan: Hussain Sajwani

There is nothing that helps us relax like a good home. Unfortunately, getting time to follow up with the construction of the houses with the two or more jobs we have, is not possible. As a result, some people live daydreaming of their dream houses. Are you a resident of Dubai or the Middle East? DAMAC Properties is there to take over and do it all for you.

The DAMAC Properties is the leading property provider in both commercial and personal properties. The firm is creative and has constantly exceeded the expectations of their clients.

Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC Owner, had a long way before getting to where he is today. After school, he worked as the Contract Manager of GASCO. After a short while as an employee, he decided to venture into his own business.

Hussian Sajwani began his catering business, which is still part of the DAMAC Properties. To him, it acts as a reminder of his first investment venture. Currently, the company has grown tremendously, and have more than 200 projects. It serves approximately 150000 meals daily in the whole of Middle East.

In the 1990s, there was population influx in Dubai caused by the investors who came to conduct business in Emirates. Hussain built several hotels to accommodate the traders. In 2002, he realized that real estate was a niche that needed to be filled and began DAMAC Properties.

One of the factors that have led to his success is his strong networking forces. Hussain Sajwani family and Donald Trump’s family have a special relationship. Read more: The Rise and Rice of Damac and Hussain Sajwani | Instagram

Hussain and Donald are business affiliates and are currently working to make Trump’s international golf club a success. During the New Year’s Eve party, Donald acknowledged Hussain’s presence and praised his prowess in the investment world.

Hussain Sajwani is among the most influential Arabs in the world. He is also a great philanthropist.

Recently, he donated AED two million to an organization with the aim of clothing two million children. His donation would help in clothing 50000 children. During his speech in the event, he mentioned the need of giving children a conducive environment to grow in because they are the hope of tomorrow.

Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family:

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The Frontera Fund’s History Starts With The Illegal Acts Of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a name many people who were aware of racial politics in the early 21st-century will remember for the victimization of various minority groups including Mexican migrants and people of color. One of the few bright moments to come from the stewardship of the law in Arizona’s Maricopa County comes from the fact.

The Frontera Fund charitable group was created from the embers of the downfall of the man who described himself as “America’s toughest sheriff”.

The Frontera Fund was formed by journalists and media executives, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to fight for the rights of minority groups who are often robbed of their basic human rights in communities along the U.S.-Mexican border. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://james-larkin.com/

The incident leading directly to the creation of The Frontera Fund took place on October 18th, 2007 when Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were removed from their homes in Phoenix, Arizona in unmarked suvs at the behest of Sheriff Arpaio and members of Maricopa County’s justice department.

In the days and weeks prior to the arrest of the Village Voice Media executives, the battle between them and Sheriff Arpaio had grown in anger following an investigation by the Phoenix New Times of Village Voice Media into the financial irregularities seen at Maricopa County’s Sheriff’s Department. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

In response to the investigation, officials at Maricopa County used an illegally-obtained Grand Jury subpoena to ask for the personal information of Phoenix New Times staff and readers including IP addresses of Online readers.

This clear violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became the next cover story for the Phoenix New Times as Larkin and Lacey refused to hand over the requested information.

As legal battles continued over the subpoenas, Sheriff Arpaio dispatched his allies to the Phoenix area homes of Larkin and Lacey to arrest the two men and illegally imprison them.

The fact Sheriff Arpaio had failed to take into account the media and public backlash against his acts revealed how far out of touch he had become with the law and resulted in a Supreme Court fight resulting in a $3.7 million compensation payout to the two journalists.

Choosing to use the compensation fund for good, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey decided to create The Frontera Fund which fights on behalf of migrants and people of color in their continuing battle against the stigma created about them by Sheriff Arpaio and his allies over the first decade of the 21st-century.

A Hearty Healthy Meal with Sweetgreen Restaurants

The lack of healthy dining options in Georgetown became an opportunity for three graduates from Georgetown University. During their time at the University, they found it difficult to get healthy eating places that felt easy and fun.

As a result, the trio decided to revolutionize the food industry in the town. Their journey started at a 560 square-foot tavern in the downtown area. Challenges started with acquiring the place. The landlord, having known them from where they lived, she became reluctant to lease the tavern to them.

However, after a month of persuasion, she accepted a face to face meeting after which she asked them to find an architect, business backers, and a real plan. According to Ru, it took them three weeks to meet her requirements after which she leased the tavern, probably against her better judgment.

Today, Sweetgreen has expanded to Boston, Washington, and New York. It markets itself not merely as a place to get food but as a company that stands for something greater. Likening themselves with Apple, Sweetgreen approaches their marketing with a similar approach as the tech giant. According to Dold, they strive to be social, sexy and smart.

Dold added that customers rarely buy what you do, but instead, they buy how you do it. Nathaniel stressed that each restaurant strives to meet the company’s standards while serving the community around it. The business grows on a base of five values.

The first is a win situation for both the restaurant and the community. The second is a sustainability idea that allows planning for the long-term. The third revolves around the authenticity of their products, employees’ demeanor, and the source of raw materials. Read more: Sweetgreen Founder Interview – Nathaniel Ru | Business Insider

The sweet in Sweetgreen stands for value addition. A satisfied customer will tell a friend. That way, marketing becomes simpler. Finally, embracing teamwork creates a happy community.

In 2009, they rented a more prominent space near Dupont Circle, Washington. The location registered few customers in the first two weeks. However, they incorporated music that saw customers stream in.

It was then that Sweetlife was born. Sweetlife is a food and music festival that attracts over 20,000 people. Today, Sweetgreen is among the top leaders in the industry.

Nathaniel Ru is the co-founder of the Sweetgreen restaurant. He is a graduate of Georgetown University. There, he studied for a Finance degree at McDonough School of Business. He has remained instrumental in the expansion of Sweetgreen.

Today, the restaurant is operational in 27 locations in six states. Out of their experience at Georgetown, Nathaniel Ru and his friends sought to create a healthy and eco-friendly dining option.

Roberto Santiago- Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping in Brazil.

In the last two years , Roberto Santiago had faced some challenges when he started the construction of Mangabeira Shopping. The State Court of Auditors was the first to question the legality of the transaction and the last to beat the hammer attesting that the lawsuit is legal. At that time, from time to time he would see Santiago in a Volkswagen Brasilia, grating like crazy to sell his lots along with Gerson Cabeçao. If he got where he got it is because he has the blood of entrepreneurship in his veins. In fact, the Santiago should not wait for many headlines saying that barter is legal. Be content with one and look there. Who lost the most was Paraíba. If none of these had happened, the mall would already have been built generating thousands of direct and indirect jobs, increasing tax collection, heating up the economy and contributing to the development of the state.

In the meantime, while the ECA’s advisors postponed polls, requested views and changed their vote, there were questions in the Legislative Assembly, the Court of Justice, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the campus. In all instances, the exchange was authorized and validated as a normal and legal process.

In this same interval, the stick sang in the back of Roberto Santiago, with public offenses and attack to its honor. And now? After the four institutions, AL, TC, TJ, and MP were to respect what the entrepreneur defended from the outset as a legal process, who will pay for the moral damages that the Santiago family suffered and for the financial loss in business, which could have been much more advanced ? Certainly, no one. In fact, the Santiago should not wait for many headlines saying that barter is legal. Be content with one and look there. Who lost the most was Paraíba. If none of these had happened, the mall would already have been built generating thousands of direct and indirect jobs, increasing tax collection, heating up the economy and contributing to the development of the state.

Despite being in the midst of a shootout, Roberto Santiago, as soon as he was authorized by the Justice, began work on Mangabeira Shopping, Acadepol and the Police Central in July of last year. Today, Acadepol is almost ready, and the Central is under construction. Mangabeira Shopping is already well advanced. Just stop at the Hilton Souto Maior to see.

The question that does not want to be silent is: how long would it take and how much would it cost, this or any government to build the new Acadepol? At that time, from time to time he would see Santiago in a Volkswagen Brasilia, grating like crazy to sell his lots along with Gerson Cabeçao. If he got where he got it is because he has the blood of entrepreneurship in his veins.

 

How Nick Vertucci is Transforming the Lives of Upcoming Real Estate Investors

Nick Vertucci is the founder and chief executive officer of the Nick Real Estate Academy. Learning from his background, Nick believes that the past does not dictate the future. Nick is from a humble, loving family. Things got tough for them when his father passed on when he was only ten years old. His mother was forced to work long hours to provide for the family. By the time Nick Vertucci was eighteen years, he was living in a van.

 

Nick’s life began to change for the better when he started his first business; selling computer parts. He confesses to having enjoyed the freedom of being his own boss, and he started his family during this time. Nick Vertucci has three daughters with his lovely wife.

 

Things went well for them until 2000, when he went into a financial crisis. Nick had no steady income, and he found himself accumulating debts. It was at this time that a friend invited him to attend a seminar on real estate training for three days. As it turned out, the seminar positively impacted in his life. Nick found the answer to getting out of the financial mess he was in at the training and that is when he developed an interest in the real estate business.

 

Nick Vertucci developed a real estate system that allowed him to make money in a simple and straightforward manner. He promised himself that he would teach other people how the system works, especially those who are in a financial crisis so that they can redeem themselves from debts. The system allowed people to transform their financial legacy forever.

 

The Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy, founded in 2013, provides solutions to the challenges that real estate investors experience. It is the best place to learn successful real estate tactics. The academy is ever-growing, and today, it is one of the most popular educational programs for students who wish to join the real estate industry. The school allows learners to adopt the same system that Nick used to achieve success in the real estate sector. The students are taught everything that is relevant to the field, and at the end of the training, they are well equipped to make the right investment decisions and tackle all the challenges that come their way rationally. The leaners are taken through all the steps from identifying the deal, to property repair, and finally selling the property.https://twitter.com/nvrea?lang=en

Thriving Partnerships; Sweet Green Restaurant

Sweet Green a restaurant chain that serves simple and seasoned healthy food, started in 2007 and was founded by three George Town university undergraduate students.

The three Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman while at George Town University in Washington Dc found it difficult to find healthy food in fun and simple places, and that’s how sweet Green Started.

Sweet Green currently boast of 71 stores operating across the united states, California.Illinois, Massachusetts. New York, Pennsylvania, Virgin, and Columbia.The company has around 1700 employees and headed by Nathaniel Ru as the CEO.

Nathaniel who together with his friends never envisioned being in an institutional environment, graduated with a degree in Finance, is highly driven, disciplined and very strategic.

Products

Sweet Green doesn’t market its self only as a place to buy food, but as why company. The restaurant believes in the authenticity of everything including their food.

The food dressing is made every day afresh with products received every morning, and their open Kitchen model enables their customers to see than hear about it. When opening in a new area, they are keen to source their food from farmers around and will meet the farmers before even getting to know the landlord.

They focus on what farmers are growing. Health, fresh and local is the restaurant synonym.

Technology

Sweet green strives to sell their products in a personalized and consistent manner to each of its clients. The chain restaurant incorporates information technology into their business as 30% of their business is done through their app or website.

The food photography in the app and the website is high class giving their clients a more visual experience.

Strategy

The management including the CEO Ru are keen on management strategy and to be able to interact with their customers they send out their corporate staff to work in the restaurants at least five times in a year. Read more; Nathaniel Ru | LinkedIn

They don’t have a headquarters, and the Co-CEOS have homes in different areas to help grow the restaurant nationally.

The team

The Co-CEOS are keen on relationships and believe in working together. They are keen on their employees and if an employee leaves they are concerned about why and how to make it better.

They have partnered with chefs who have brought in value-add by using scraps plants part to make salads. Nathaniel and friends  believe in treating people right from the farmers, to the community around and the workers.

Investors

The restaurant has received funding from venture capital funding totaling to around 95million to date, and are backed by investors like Steve Casey, Danny Meyer and Daniel Boulud an indication of the sustainability of the business.

Social Activities

The restaurant organizes various activities bring together the community around. One of the festivals is the sweet life which is a sweet green food and music festival that helps celebrate music, food and the community around.

It brings the company passion and purpose and includes a performance by talented musicians.

Learn more about Nathaniel Ru:

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Aesthetics and Effectiveness with Don Ressler

For many years, workout gear for women has always been complicated. Women had to always choose between functionality, like the flexibility of the gear, its toughness, and durability versus the aesthetics of the equipment. Well, it’s understandable, if you’re going to the gym and work out as hard as you can, you should go in there pumped up with motivation and what better way to motivate yourself than by wearing a cool, badass but still feminine gear? The problem is that since the advent of female workout gear, women had to sacrifice functionality for looks and vice versa. This year, that changes.

 

With the combined effort of Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg, women now have the chance to go to the gym with full confidence with how they look and also with how they can move around with their gear. Together, Don Ressler and Adam co-founded Fabletics, and its aim is not just to provide women with aesthetic and function workout gear, its purpose is also to make their workout gear, affordable. Because we all know that high-quality workout gear, regardless of whether they are for women or men, mostly are expensive. And maybe that is understandable, Don and Adam also know that putting together a gear that is good looking, comfortable, functioning well, and affordable, is very difficult.

 

Enter actress-model Kate Hudson. Their predicaments changed by making her the face of the brand. One of the challenges that Don and Adam’s company faced was how to effectively target a female group for their product. But Kate Hudson proved to be so much more than a model. She showed her passion by being able to interact well with the customers. Her appealing face, confidence, and congeniality were also a great boost for the brand. Until this day, Kate Hudson at 38 is still one of the most famous celebrities in the fitness word, and that makes her a great ambassadress for women’s workout gear.

 

Another challenge that Adam and Don faced of course was the funding, but they overcame it with a simple solution, simplicity. They realized that women’s workout gear didn’t have to be complicated to function well, and in most cases, simple ones are the ones that function the best.

 

Today, Fabletics is one of the leading brands in women’s activewear, and Don and Adam couldn’t be happier with the fruits of their hard work. Not only did they have a successful company, but they also created an economy of high quality but affordable sportswear for women.

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Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg Open Minds About Technology and Fashion

One of the common signs of progress is the ideas and mindsets that come with it. For example, the ideas about fashion and technology are changing thanks to Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler. They have met while working at Intermix and have started brands like Intelligent Beauty and most recently TechStyle, which is the company where technology and fashion meet like no other. While TechStyle is very similar to other silicon valley start ups in appearance, the attention paid to fashion is one thing that is very noticeable. They are bringing forth a lot of changes in the industry one area at a time.

 

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are especially passionate about women’s fashion. For one thing, there is a wider range in designs for women’s fashion than with men’s fashion. Therefore, they want to see how far they can take it. At the same time, they want to make sure that they are bringing forth products that their customers want as opposed to just going off the wall just for kicks. This has brought forth some unique designs that fit well for different body types. The first step they have taken with fashion is to talk to the customers.

 

With this focus on the customers, they have brought their company to higher levels of success. They have also made sure that they are socially responsible as a company. They have taken on different issues such as sustainability and workplace environment. It is very common for fashion companies to try to cut costs with questionable measures. Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg try to avoid these measures and take on a more reasonable and ethical approach which is the use of paid membership. This sets TechStyle above many other fashion companies and makes them more popular than fast fashion companies.

 

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are very careful with the image that they present to customers. They make sure that the customers are satisfied with the products. They also do everything they can to expand their business so that they will reach as many people as they can in the fashion industry. http://www.entrepreneur.wiki/Adam_Goldenberg