Lacey and Larkin Contribution towards Fundamental Human Rights
October 11, 2017 — 5:58

Different organizations across the United States claim to fight and uphold the fundamental human rights. Despite having similar goals, each of these groups operates differently. The mode of operation depends on the availability of the funds and the object of incorporation. Some of these organizations include:

The Amazon Watch

The group has its dominant role in Amazon. It was formed to address the ever-increasing environmental degradation rate in Amazon forest. Together with other like-minded organizations, The Amazon watch is on a mission to uphold the fundamental human rights of the indigenous people. Read more:  Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

One of the primary concern that the group raises is the continued excavation of oil in the area. The team feels that the haphazard mining of oil will deplete the natural habitat of animals in the forest. The result could only be chaos between human life and the animal life in Amazon.

The Lacey and Larkin Fund

Micheal Lacey and Jim Larkin are working to improve the lives of immigrants in the US. Unlike other groups, these two reporters aspire to make an impact indirectly by funding groups that share a common objective. As an organization, top quality for the scholarship, you will need to produce a document detailing all your plans and how you intend to achieve them.

The source of the money will be from the County kitty. The federal court had awarded the two reporters unliquidated damages due to an illegal arrest that they faced when they wrote a story about a sheriff. In protest, the two filed a complaint case in court and requested over $3.75 million as damages. The federal court bought all their arguments and awarded them $3.75 million as damages. The two reporters are placing all this money to charity.

The Advocates for Human Rights

The advocate for human rights is an international body that seeks to fight and uphold the rights of people across the globe. In the effort to deliver on the mandate, the group has employees virtually in all corners of the world. Their main message being: unity, peace, tolerance, change and appreciating other peoples. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

Due to the rich employee base, most of the workers provide voluntary services to the group. In similar terms, most people who work with the team are more concerned with the social wellbeing as compared to their monetary gains.

As such, they are not guided by the sum of money that they expect to receive, but by the number of lives that they hope to inspire. The advocates have been in existence for over three decades now, and their work is just tremendous.

The ACLU Rights Group

The purpose of this group is to fight for and protect the rights and benefits of refugees and immigrants in any nation. The mandate of the ACLU group is to use any legal mechanism to abolish discriminative and harsh regulations.

The ACLU may choose to hold seminars, advocacy, workshops, and litigations to forge the company agenda forward. The firm strives to ensure that all activities of the group are carefully coordinated. The group has been on record for successfully challenging most unconstitutional laws on the land.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

Hussain Sajwani Is A Great Real Estate Mogul and Philanthropist
October 5, 2017 — 1:39

Hussain Sajwani is the owner of DAMAC Properties, the largest real estate development company in the UAE. It deals with residential and commercial real estate, but it primarily deals with luxury developments and luxury hotels. He studied at Washington University, started his career at GASCO, which is a division of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, as a Contracts Manager, and founded his own catering business in 1982. In the early 1990s, Hussain Sajwani got started in real estate and developed several luxury hotels. In 2002, his real estate business had grown so much, and he named it DAMAC Properties.

 

DAMAC Properties has a portfolio of over forty four thousand units at various stages of planning and development. They have already created over sixteen thousand homes. They have over two thousand employees. They are the largest real estate company in the area.

 

DAMAC Properties has deals with many other famous real estate companies. For example, they designed a golf course, which is managed by the Trump Organization. In fact, DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani has been close to real estate mogul and sitting United States President Donald Trump for many years. They have done business together and have become close friends. For example, last year, before Donald Trump was sworn in as President, Hussain Sajwani celebrated the New Year with Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago. Donald Trump praised the Hussain Sajwani family, saying that they are the most beautiful people.

 

Hussain Sajwani is also a great philanthropist. In fact, one year for Ramadan, he gave over two million AED dollars to charity. This money went to a campaign that was launched jointly by the Emirates Red Crescent and the Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The money was used to help provide clothes that would keep needy children warm during the cold weather.

 

Hussain Sajwani has been listed as one of the top 100 most influential Arabs in the world. He has shown the ability to transfer ideas into reality, lead a company towards extreme growth and success, and be a kind person who gives to charity at the same time.

 

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Making Jails Safer by Way of Securus Technologies
October 4, 2017 — 4:16

In all my years working inside this prison, this year we have seem more violent outbursts between inmates and officers. Part of the trouble has to do with the easy accessibility of drugs, the other has to do with a crowded gang population that is not accustomed to taking orders. It is not even safe anymore for officers to walk the yard and patrol, so the inmates feel they can get away with more each week. We used to rely on our numbers, but today we are so outnumbered that we have had to rely on other resources to try and maintain order and get back control.

 

To lessen the violence, we can not do anything about the crowded conditions, so we have to attack the problem at the source. Drugs make inmates angrier and feeling invincible, and many inmates will tell you they can get those drugs in jail even easier than when they were on the streets. That needed to stop, so we increased our police presence in the visitor center, where inmates and guests could be up close with one another. This is where drugs could easily change hands if we didn’t ramp up our efforts.

 

When we discovered Securus Technologies and their call monitoring system, it was a match made in heaven. The company upgraded our jail phone system, and now the LBS software would do all the scanning of call instead of officers sitting and trying to decipher what was being said. The LBS software can work around the clock without a break, and alert my team the second a caller is talking about drugs, gangs, contraband, weapons, or fighting.

 

It wasn’t long after we upgraded the system we were able to confiscate more drugs than we had in years past. Each bust makes this facility a little safer for all of us now.

 

In Defense of Justice; the Immigrant Defense Project and Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
September 15, 2017 — 15:46

Human rights groups world-over, are tasked with safeguarding the rights of every individual regardless of nationality, race, sex or religion. Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) is a New York based immigrant rights group, established to fight for fairness and justice.

The group is focused on transforming the racially biased US criminal justice system that has been accused in many quarters of violating basic human rights of thousands of immigrants through illegitimate convictions. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

The role played by Immigrant Defense Project has become even more pivotal in the wake of recent mass deportation of immigrants. The immigrant rights group uses well grounded impact litigation, advisory and training strategies to challenge deeply entrenched policies, laws and rhetoric that demonize immigrants. IDP attorneys have represented hundreds of litigants before the Supreme Court and Circuit Courts of Appeals.

The services are offered through the newly established Padilla Support Center and a dedicated IDP Helpline. The group also offers training, legal defenders and expert legal advice in its effort to support the course of justice.

The legal training program is divided into professional trainings, past trainings and community trainings. Professional trainings are a crucial component of legal training since it intersects Immigration and Criminal Law. Past trainings offer participants the opportunity to review past immigration policies and rulings.

The materials include immigration enforcement under the Priority Enforcement Program and the 2015 and 2016 Supreme Court Immigration decisions.

To achieve its broad aims of bringing meaningful reform in the existing immigration laws, IDP works closely with non-profit organizations, pro-bono law firms and law school clinics. The IDP Advisory Board includes MaryAnn Sung, Marianne Yang and Peter L. Markowitz.

About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund finances organizations advocating for civil and migrant rights across Arizona. The fund was established by journalists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin using a $3.7 million settlement awarded to them for wrongful arrest by the then Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. One of the federal government programs supported by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

The policy was established in 2012 by President Barrack Obama to help young immigrants residing in the US, obtain work permits and avoid deportation. Over 800,000 young people have benefitted from the program, with majority using the opportunity to pursue studies.

The news that President Trump is disbanding the program was not received well by the general public. In a terse message published at Laceyandlarkinfrontera.org on September 6, Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has castigated the decision by the president to end DACA. When news of the decision came out, citizens across the US, politicians and community and religious leaders marched in protest. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

The decision to end DACA according to the fund was made abruptly without making any necessary amends to the DREAM ACT. The decision is believed to have emanated from Right wing elements in the GOP and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The policy is expected to come to an end in 6 months.

Cameron Clokie – An Innovative Surgeon
August 31, 2017 — 19:06

Dr. Cameron Clokie is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also the professor of the same specialization at the Toronto University. Dr. Clokie prefers to practice his specialization on full-time programs. Mr. Cameron attended McGill University from where he completed his studies on DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1985.

He also completed his specialization training and doctorate in bone restoration from the same institution. Since he completed his studies and specialty training in 1992, Dr. Clokie has established himself as the best doctor in the field that deals with Maxillofacial Surgery.

As a scientist, Mr. Cameron is very innovative with his approaches to surgical management, including bone regeneration. The method is literally changing the face of surgical activities such as reconstructive surgery. Learn more about Cameron Clokie:  http://inducebiologics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=18

Cameron pioneered a technology that can reset the skeletal clock of a jaw. The method involve the coaxing of bones to regrow in a similar way as in with the newborn babies. The method is pretty much a copy of the embryonic state involving bone generation. Whichever the case, the idea is to regrow a jawbone that is similar to the one lost by the patient.

According to Cameron Clokie, the procedures performed at MSH (Mount Sinai Hospital) and TGH (Toronto General Hospital) are an indications that researchers have reach their dream of tissue redevelopment.

Furthermore, the methods that are currently used in the rebuilding of body tissues are very painful. In that case, there is need for a better alternative, and this is where the technology of coaxing bones for tissue regeneration becomes useful.

Dr. Clokie has many ways of conveying his knowledge about bone regeneration and medical solutions involving oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has done a lot of lecture internationally and published many books and writings about oral health care, regenerative medicine, and bone reconstruction.

Examples of his publications include the future of dentistry. Moreover, Dr. Cameron Clokie is a holder of more than 20 international patents. Most of his patents are about the science behind bone healing. Mr. Clokie has also formed an alliance with business people with the objective of transferring his knowledge into commercial ventures.

Troy McQuagge’s Commitment Pays Off for Awards
August 30, 2017 — 10:19

Even when Troy first started with the company that he is now working for, he knew that he had to do different things to make the company work. He has tried very hard to ensure that he can do more for his clients and that they are going to be able to get the best experience possible.

Since Troy McQuagge knew what he was getting into with USHEALTH Group, he also knew that he would have to work hard to be able to survive the things that he was doing. All of this was what helped him to make sure that things would get better and showed him what he could do for the best experiences possible.

One of the most important things that Troy McQuagge does is helps his customers. He tries to always give them what they are looking for and offer them all of the solutions that they need to succeed with the insurance that they have.

For Troy McQuagge to be able to do all of this, he has to make sure that things are going to work for him and that things are going to improve depending on the issues that he has for his own career.

While the USHEALTH Group continues to grow, Troy McQuagge knows that he is going to be able to get more from the experiences that he has. He also knows that this is something that will take some time so he has done everything that he can to show other people what they need to get out of the situations that they are in.

According to Glassdoor, since Troy McQuagge goes above and beyond to help all of his clients, he has always been committed to helping them out with their issues and with the problems that they have with the company.

Recently, Troy McQuagge actually won an award for all of the great work that he has done as a CEO. This is an award that was very prestigious and was something that Troy McQuagge can now be very proud of. He did not work for that award, but instead, he chose to help his clients and that is how he got the award.

Thanks to the opportunities that Troy McQuagge had with USHEALTH Group, he knew that he could try different things and help people get the experiences that they need to make their own lives better.

As USHEALTH Group continues to serve more people and they work toward a better future for everyone, they are going to continue helping them and making things even greater. The company plans to show people what they can get out of different situations and what they can use to make their lives better when they are dealing with disability and even life insurance.

Troy McQuagge hopes to provide people with all of these things so that they can succeed and have a chance at a life that is better than the one they had before they chose to work with USHEALTH Group.

Securus Technologies Improving Services for Correctional facilities
August 2, 2017 — 7:14

Securus Technologies is a prison service provider organization based in Dallas, Texas. Securus was established in 1986, and since our inception, we have been expanding our service providing services to other re going. We have established regional offices in locations including; Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, and Allen. Ever since our inception, we have been able to deploy more than 1000 individuals providing our services and products to more than 2600 correctional institutions in the United States of America.

In a span of three years our organization has invested more than $6billion to improve our services through technology, charters as well as achievements. Some of the technological improvements that we have since invested in include; the introduction of controlling of illegal imports of cell phones as well as other goods in the correctional cells. In 2016 we partnered with Harris Corporation to offer services on Cell Defender.

Through our services, we have been able to impress our clients who have been writing to thank us for the competitive services we have been offering them since our inception. Some of the emails and letters we have received are listed below.

  • One of our clients expressed their gratitude that through our cell phone services they were able to the information collected as evidence to a case presented in court.
  • Another client said that our LBS service was reason enough to continue using our services.
  • One of the correction facilities also wrote us saying that the cell phone service we offer is of great help for them to identify an y case of harassment in the cells.
  • Other facilities monitored that call records and information was found regarding inmates’ drug and alcohol use as well as how they have been purchasing the items.
  • The reporting in formation has also been of great assistance to one of our client s who has been using the service to curb counterfeit goods.

 

How Livio Bisterzo Is Bringing Organic Chickpeas To Our Front Doors
July 25, 2017 — 8:43

Based out of Los Angeles, Livio Bisterzo is known as an Italian Businessman, with family close to heart (married with three kids) and engineering snack product change – meet organic chickpea puffs.

Currently the CEO of Green Park Holdings, Bisterzo also lived in London at one point, attending art school before arriving in the United States – primed for business.

Always interested in marketing, the majority of Bisterzo’s experience was based on hospitality and consumer brands – with a foray into lifestyle businesses.

The foray turned into a thriving line of organic snacks, the colorfully wrapped packages with bold graphic lettering, designed specifically to target the spending habits of millennials, the group wielding the most buying power at the moment – replacing a massive, aging baby boomer population.

Read more: Spreading Peas & Love with HIPPEAS and CEO, Livio Bisterzo

Green Park Holdings was founded on principles and motivating factors that were dear to Bisterzo’s heart, innovation in the health and nutrition sector. The focus of the company lies directly in line with the beliefs of Bisterzo, a brand of food and drinks that are good for you – “better for you.”

As Green Park Brands grew, strong in the vision of bringing about industry change, the first brand Hippeas was launched. This was a chickpea product, created to change the way people eat and snack. Bisterzo believes that there is an emotional connection to snacking, addressing this issue with purpose, that the snack is designed to “deliver a very powerful emotional storyline to its millennial audience.”

Livio Bisterzo has more than the consumers of the United States in mind. The focus is global domination, spreading organic chick pea puffs to people across the world. “HIPPEAS has everything it takes to become the next globally loved snack brand.”

Learn more about Livio Bisterzo: https://www.thecaterer.com/articles/331402/livio-bisterzo-to-convert-mayfair-pub-into-italian-restaurant

Aliento Turns DREAMers’ Dreams into Art
July 20, 2017 — 15:40

By some counts, 65,000 students each year will graduate from high school in the United States, alongside their classmates and peers, but be unable to join in any of the most basic rituals teenagers have in our country. They cannot legally drive, vote, or get a job, restricting their options whether that be to go to college, join the military, or other basic expectations their fellow American students share.

Yet, despite all the focus on what these students cannot do, they have many innate talents, things that they can do. Larkin and Lacey have many gifts, and the DREAM act, despite all its delays, encapsulates their dreams and their gifts. And those gifts are what the community organization called Aliento focuses on. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

They use the arts – painting, drawing, sharing – to create a space where the DREAMers can express themselves, their feelings, and the way the world outside impacts them day after day.

Through art, they show who they really are, giving humanity and power to people who are otherwise made powerless by forces beyond their control. Through artwork, they empower the DREAMer generation, the thousands of kids who have so much to give back to the country they grew up in and love.

Aliento also takes that inner passion and artwork and brings it forward into the community. Their workshops and political gatherings are meant to raise awareness of another way for people to live, in harmony, not in strife, bickering, and fear. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

The art they create speaks to the common humanity in everyone, both those who are born in the US with full citizenship, and those whose parents brought them here in the desperate hope for a better life.

The Aliento organization relies on donations in order to provide its free workshops for DREAMer youth in Arizona. Donations cover the cost of materials, including paper, art supplies, and creating a safe space for the children to attend the community events. One of the organizations that helps out is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund, created by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two journalists who were investigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when they were arrested, thrown into jail, and questioned on the demands of the Sheriff, who was angered by a piece they had written for the Phoenix New Times about his misdeeds fostering anti-Mexican sentiment in Phoenix Arizona.

The reporting dug into allegations of financial and management irregularities in the Sheriff’s office, and the two were issued Grand Jury Subpoenas for the newspaper’s writers, editors and readers.

The arrest ended in less than 24 hours after a national outcry and sparked a legal battle over first amendment rights between Larkin and Lacey and Arpaio. They received a 3.7 million dollar settlement, and decided to create a fund where their work supporting the Arizona immigrant community could continue.

The money is donated to many organizations in Arizona and the Southwest that promote the cultural, educational, political and legal rights of immigrants and other marginalized communities.

Eva Moskowitz Says “Anyone Can Visit My Charter Schools”
July 13, 2017 — 22:07

These days even education is something that has turned political. One would think that if there were something we could all agree on it would be how to best educate our children. That is just not the case though. We are still fighting uphill battles to get along with one another and charter schools are one of the things we argue about.

 

One person who has made her position clear on charter schools is Eva Moskowitz. It is not that surprising when you realize that Eva Moskowitz has been on the front lines of getting some charter schools up and running. She says that she does not have an agenda besides getting more children the best education that they possibly can get.

 

Eva Moskowitz describes herself as a registered Democrat, but she wants to make it clear that anyone is welcomed in her schools. She says that she has no political litmus test and that working with Republicans can often benefit her goals. Eva Moskowitz has met with Republican leaders in recent days and she feels that she has been unfairly criticized for doing so. She says that it is a sad day when you get called out just for having a conversation with the other side.

 

Eva Moskowitz wants to make it clear that anyone who wants to work with her on making charter schools more available is an ally of hers. She has worked with Republicans and Democrats and even the occasional Independent to get these projects done. She understands that not everyone agrees with her vision for more charter schools, but she also believes in having an open and honest dialogue around the issue.

 

These days, Moskowitz continues to fight for charter schools while at the same time making it very clear that it is acceptable to be a Democrat and still fight for these types of issues.

https://www.teachforamerica.org/person/eva-moskowitz

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