The Frontera Fund Continues the Fight against Injustice

Susan Bolton, a U.S District Judge, recently made a ruling that exonerated self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” Arpaio, who was famously known as the worst sheriff in America made an infamous name for himself by perpetrating white supremacist agendas and racial and social discrimination against minority groups. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

He was acquitted after a presidential pardon from Donald Trump when he visited Phoenix. Arpaio was convicted in July 2017. He was a corrupt scoundrel who misappropriated over $100 million in jail funds. His intent harassment of Latinos led to a class action suit against him (Melendres vs. Arpaio) which resulted in his criminal conviction.

In addition to his vast composition of charges, Arpaio added a criminal contempt charge when he purposefully ignored a federal judge’s order. The order asked him to appear to answer for a lawsuit that was filed against him back in 2007. Judge Bolton’s ruling ended the decade-long hunt for Arpaio’s head on a plank.

Michael Lacey is a native of Newark, N.J. Mike went to the Arizona State University. Jim Larkin also attended the same university but was born and raised in Phoenix. Jim and Lacey were both dropouts at ASU when they met up and discovered their shared passion.

In 1972, the two pioneers partnered to startup, the Phoenix News Times. The newspaper was aimed at voicing the woes of campus students who at the time were staging anti-war protests Lacey became the Executive editor of the paper while Larkin managed to advertise.

They focused on socio-political issues that were facing students. They could voice out their opinions as investigative journalists. They earned a prestigious spot as investigative journalists. This was on the verge of the break of multiple papers around the United States.

Larkin and Lacey relentlessly covered and investigated matters regarding the Joe Arpaio case. They exposed unlawful aspects of how the department had conducted itself for the past two decades. Under Arpaio’s leadership, the Maricopa County’s Department committed acts of inhumane injustices, and they stumped on human rights laws.

They were arrested when they exercised their first amendment rights. They published a piece that exposed subpoenas against the writers, the editors and the readers of their paper. They were released within 24 hours as their charges failed to add up.

This caused an outburst of public outrage across the county. The two former owners of the Phoenix News Post sued the Sheriff’s department for the wrongful arrests. The two parties reached an agreement the department decided to pay a settlement fee of 3.75 million.

Larkin and Lacey used the proceeds from the hearing to establish the Frontera Fund. The organization is aimed at helping out the oppressed minority groups around Arizona including the Latin-American groups.

Lacey in a statement protested the fact that Arpaio gets to walk away scot-free as being unlawful. He says that Arpaio should be made to pay for his hate crimes.

Jeunesse Global continues strong sales of its Nevo energy drink

When Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis founded Jeunesse Global out of the garage of their Florida home back in 2009, they thought they would be starting a simple hobby business to keep them occupied throughout the idle hours of retirement. But the Florida snowbirds had no idea that the company would prove to be the biggest hit of their entire business careers. And for a couple that became millionaires by the age of 30, that was saying quite a lot.

The truth is that Jeunesse Global was never intended to be a way for Ray and Lewis to get rich; they already had all of the money they could ever hope to spend. Instead, it was founded on the principle of spreading viable economic opportunities across the globe while also creating some of the most groundbreaking products that the health and beauty world had ever seen. In this mission, Ray and Lewis quickly found themselves more successful than even they could have ever dreamed.

Word of the company’s and great products began spreading across the globe like wildfire. With over six ways to earn serious money, Jeunesse distributorships virtually sold themselves, as the company’s many successful distributors were walking advertisements for how powerful the business plan was.

On the product side, no one in the world has more quickly brought to market more revolutionary health and beauty products than Jeunesse. One example of the company’s ability to innovate to the point of disrupting entire markets is its Nevo energy drink. Nevo may look similar to other energy drinks, but it is formulated from all-natural ingredients. This not only gives the drink a great taste, which many users liken to drinking sparkling fresh-squeezed fruit juice, but it also gives Nevo a clean, uniform energy-boost that doesn’t leave users jittery and crashed out after an hour.

Nevo comes in four great-tasting flavors. These include peach mango, lemon ginger, mixed berry and acai grape. Like all Jeunesse Global products, Nevo is only available through authorized Jeunesse Global distributors. For more information on Nevo or how to buy Jeunesse Global products, please visit the company’s website.

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How OSI Food Solutions is making waves in Spain

Just when it seemed that the food processing titan OSI Food Solutions couldn’t get any bigger or conquer any more markets, they come out with yet another announcement. This time around their focus is on chicken expanding production to accommodate the upcoming expected demand.

In a press release on August 8th 2017, OSI Food Solutions announced that it had added a high capacity production line alongside its current facility in Toledo, Spain. The total investment cost 17 million euros and was completed earlier in the year. This change has increased production capacity from 12,000 tons of processed chicken per year to 24,000 tons annually. This represents a doubling of total capacity, all while requiring fewer labor hours per ton. This recent expansion brings the Toledo operation up to a total production capacity 45,000 combined tons of beef, pork and chicken.

What’s most impressive about this addition is the minimal impact it has on the total workforce of the Toldeo factory. The entire expansion project will add just 20 new jobs to the existing workforce of 140 people. The change represents a more than 33% increase in production capacity on a per-pound basis with a workforce increase of just 14%, making it one of the most efficient changes the plant has seen.

This boost to employment includes a new management known as the Product Development Manager. This new role will continue to serve the purpose of assisting clients in developing new products, as well as serving as a consultant on existing product offerings.

In keeping with this commitment to client-focused service, the expansion also includes a state-of-the-art project development kitchen. It is here that product development manager will work with professional chefs and their corporate customers to better enhance their existing product offerings as well as create their new ones.

With all are these improvements coming together it’s no surprise that OSI Food Solutions is able to double their production capacity even though projected demand for chicken products in Spain is only expected to grow by 6%. The company clearly has plans to help their clients take over new segments of the market. OSI plans to do this in the same fashion that they became the sole provider of beef products to McDonalds decades prior; by providing full-service consultation and support not only can they ensure more sales for the clients, but also a steady increase in demand for OSI’s services as well.

Southridge Capital Manager Stephen Hicks Reflects On Their Spectacular Acquisitions Of The Past And On Their Future

As the manager of Southridge Capital, there is not much that normally phases Stephen Hicks. With his level of experience, he has seen it all and done it all in the capital markets. However, there is no question that even he was excited about the recent developments regarding his company.

Besides the organic growth of the company, Stephen Hicks is literally ecstatic about the victorious acquisitions they continue to have. According to Newswire, one of the very first of these Southridge Capital acquisitions was the Double Alpha Group, which is a well-known quantitative hedge fund based in upstate New York. Although they purchased this hedge in 2006, Hicks was primarily excited about this acquisition because it gave his capital firm the opportunity to offer even more products to their existing and expanding investor base. Of course, the trick for Stephen Hicks and Southridge would be to find as many anomalies as possible to exploit to help their investors create as much new wealth as possible. Moreover, there are a few other factors that Double Alpha apart from other quantitative hedge funds:

  1. Experience.

The managers at Double Alpha had the experience to help investors receive the most bang for their buck, simply because of the fact that this hedge fund has been in existence since 1994 and they have had the same portfolio manager since 1997. Considering that hedge funds come and go all of the time, this is an eternity for the average life span of most of them.

  1. They were able to accommodate more risk tolerances.

Because of this early acquisition of Double Alpha, Hicks and his hedge fund were able to offer packages for individuals who were accustomed to a variety of different risks. He was able to diversify the portfolio for those who wanted medium risk and also include those who didn’t mind higher risks.

Why does this matter?

Of course, the dominant question many might have is, “Why does this matter? Why does something that happened over ten years ago make any different as to whether this is a good hedge fund or not?” The answer is simple: the difference between a stellar hedge fund and a poor or average one is that they are always improving. Even though this occurred ten years ago, it still shows the significance of this hedge fund and just how superior it truly is. For more details visit LinkedIn.

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PSI-Pay’s Growth Continues To Excel

One of the United Kingdom’s leading regulated financial technology (FinTech) companies, PSI-Pay Ltd., has been making payment solutions available on a worldwide basis for more than ten years.

The intent of PSI-Pay’s new technology is to challenge conventional financial approaches in dispensing financial services.

Launched in 2007, PSI-Pay, has been a Principal Issuing Member of MasterCard International since 2009 and licensed to deal out debit and prepaid payment cards, virtual cards and contactless (paypass) programs. In 2011, PSI-Pay obtained its Electronic Money Institution license which authorizes the company to issue electronic money throughout the European Union (EU).

Regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Authorized e-Money Institution, PSI-Pay supplies a prompt, private and secure way for both individuals and companies to make payment transactions worldwide. PSI-Pay members can deposit and withdraw funds from the banking network in 44 currencies and 173 countries.

Phil Davies joined PSI-Pay as an advisor in 2010 and was appointed to the board a year later. Davies, an acknowledged payments industry specialist, is more than satisfied with PSI-Pay’s growth especially during the company’s best year, 2015.

Business volumes stepped up 29 percent, income revenue climbed 45 percent and pre-tax profits rose by 5.5 percent in 2015 compared to 2014 which realized a 15 percent increase in revenue and 43 percent gross profit.

Davies commented in a statement that the increase validated the quality and competence of the company’s staff. He also called attention to the thriving promotional campaigns that included the launch of PSI-Pay’s affiliate program, the introduction of new products and the growth into additional countries.

What’s more, Davies pointed to advances in payment card program sponsorships as well as early positive signs for the year ahead.

In 2016, PSI-Pay revealed it has teamed up with Kerv Wearables to enable users of the Kerv contactless payment ring to pay in more than 38 million worldwide locations. Users will also have the capability to support their account through a debit or credit card, PayPal or bank transfer as well as check over their spending in real-time.

The Kerv ring, which is waterproof and scratchproof, is linked to a Mastercard prepaid account issued by PSI-Pay.

According to Davies, Kerv offers one of the most original and inventive solutions in the market. He also said PSI-Pay is pleased to be partnering with Kerv and its ground-breaking payment applications.

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Trying to Find the Answers: Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is much more than a teacher and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and CEO of a company named Tempus. Tempus is a company that takes patient data and uses it to help try to find patterns in diseases like cancer and the like. Tempus uses its own system in order to look at the data and help figure out the genomic sequences used in how cancer spreads through the body. By using such data doctors can create therapies for each individual patient depending on the type of cancer that they have. In an article for the Alive newspaper, Eric Lefkofsky why using data is so important when it comes to battling cancer.

How does the CEO of Tempus go about figuring out the complexities of cancer? Eric Lefkofsky’s answer is a simple and direct one. the answer for him is information. Bey combining forces Eric Lefofksy’s Tempus and other healthcare companies can use the information at hand to figure out what makes cancer tick and how to create a personal treatment for each individual. By using the information from patients and the latest analysis of molecular data, doctors can learn about treatments that have worked for patients and help break through the cancer barrier. Lefkofsky hopes that by sharing data with other companies a more effective approach can be taken when it comes to cancer treatment and care.

Eric Lefkofsky doesn’t want to stop at just cancer. He wants to give the doctors of the future a leg up when it comes to treatment and personalized medicine. He hopes in the coming years that the data and analysis methods used in cancer research can be used for other diseases as well. With the help of current gene therapies as well as patient information can help with neurological problems and not just cancer care.

Eric Lefkofsky is well on his way with his team at Tepus to tackling the problem of cancer in today’s society. He believes that information is the key to unlocking the mystery of cancer. He will keep pressing forward until the right answer is found.

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The American Institute of Architects and Stunning Leadership

     The American Institute of Architects is a fine and illustrious United States professional organization. The Washington, D.C. group has been doing great work for architecture as a profession since the 1800s when it first was put together. The AIA is an efficient and smooth force for many reasons. Skilled staff leadership is just one of them. Robert A. Ivy, FAIA (Fellow of the American Institute of Architects) is its latest Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. Robert Ivy has unbridled enthusiasm for architecture. His vast group consists of more than 90,000 members. These individuals are a combination of design experts and licensed architects. The group is composed of more than 250 distinct chapters, too. These chapters all have their own identities and purposes. They’re all tied together by one specific aim, though. That is to take architecture to a brand new and more invigorating stage for all. The American Institute of Architects works to make the built environment better, more powerful and more effective in general. Ivy has been heading everything for the group since his selection in 2011.

Robert Ivy is always concentrating on fresh ways to do terrific things for the group and for the professional overall. He at the moment is trying to move group resources in order to get professional architects ready to conquer time-sensitive topics that are at the forefront in this day and age. A couple examples of these major topics are sustainability and climate change. Another one involves design work and how it influences the health and wellness of all members of the public.

Robert Ivy was already a dutiful presence in the architecture field before joining the leadership crew at the American Institute of Architects. He had a couple of admired positions with McGraw Hill-Construction. He was its Editorial Director and Vice President at the same time. He even worked for a respected publication that’s known as Architectural Record magazine. Ivy functioned as the publication’s assiduous Editor-in-Chief for some time. Architectural Record did notably well with Ivy’s editorial proficiency. The publication racked up various prestigious awards within the publishing field. The American Society of Magazine Editors gave the publication its “General Excellence” National Magazine Award. This award isn’t at all common in professional journals.

Alpha Rho Chi is an architecture fraternity that operates on a national basis. This group also took the time to give Robert Ivy credit. Alpha Rho Chi pointed Ivy out for his careful work in expressing design and its immense sway. Ivy is classified as being a Master Architect. He has that in common with some of the most famed architects of all time as well. These big names include I.M. Pei and Mies van der Rohe.