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.”

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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: 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.


Larkin and Lacey’s fight against Latino’s injustice.

The controversial figure Joe Arpaio was convicted in 2017 and later pardoned by President Donald Trump. He was charged with criminal contempt of the minority groups mainly the Latin community. The former sheriff of Maricopa County lost his seventh reelection as county sheriff after holding the title for six years. His pardon caused a stir since many people expected the sheriff to be jailed for his unlawful actions. Arpaio was considered the worst sheriff in the nation contrary to naming himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff.”

Maricopa County in Arizona has quite a large number of Latino and Hispanic population. Many of them ail from Mexico and other Latin countries. Unfortunately, some of the immigrants move to the United States illegally. Arpaio was known for his reputation for fighting illegal immigration. He was known to do all and sundry to protect his policies that he and his supporters thought was fit for making the nation great again. This included violating people’s civil rights. Judge G. Murray Snow ordered the sheriff to stop the violations that had been reported by innocent people who were unfairly profiled. To people’s expectation, the sheriff violated the order.

However, a group named Frontera Fund still fight against the sheriff and his barbaric policies. The group was formed after the unlawful arrest and detention of Michel Lacey and Jim Larkin due to Arpaio’s order. Their First Amendment rights were also violated. The two were released within 24 hours. Larkin and Lacey later filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County and got paid $3.75 million. They are executives with Village Voice Media which publishes a magazine called the Phoenix New Times. The magazine had got wind of the injustices and decided to expose the Maricopa County sheriffs.

The Frontera Fund gives grants to migrant-rights associations in Arizona. It supports other nonprofit organizations that fight for the rights of Hispanics and Latinos who have been discriminated by law officials.


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.

Tasty Beneful Healthy Puppy Food
July 11, 2017 — 14:49

Beneful Healthy puppy food is the best option for puppies everywhere due to its healthy and delicious ingredients. It contains DHA, which is a nutrient that encourages the proper development of the brain and eyes. Too many dog foods skip out on this important nutrient, but Beneful believes it is essential for a puppy to grow up to its full potential. Beneful Healthy puppy food is packed with all kinds of nutrients and protein so it is great for larger puppies like Rhodesian Ridgebacks. The puppy food is also high in calories so it is great for these larger dogs that need a very large amount of calories since they are growing at such a fast rate. The kibble is small in size, though, so it is also a great option for smaller puppies like Chihuahuas that enjoy munching on very small pieces of food. It will promote a healthy coat, thorough development, and strong bones in each and every puppy. Chicken is the main ingredient in Beneful Healthy puppy food so it is a healthy and protein rich option for your growing puppy. The Beneful website is a great place to check out if you need to pick up a coupon.

Jeremy Goldstein a top New York executive compensation lawyer
July 10, 2017 — 6:57

Finding legal support in New York can be a nightmare for those who find themselves in some sort of legal crisis. The New York State Bar Association has now made it easier for New Yorkers to find legal assistance when you face a criminal matter, child custody issue, write your will, handle a landlord-tenant dispute or other legal issue. The New York State Bar Association has now made it quick and easier for businesses and consumers to find the help they need for a legal matter.


The New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service just launched a new online-portal service for New Yorkers who are looking for a lawyer. The service is open 24 hours a day and is completely confidential thanks to the New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service. The New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service created this portal as a way to streamline the process of finding legal support.


The attorneys offered through this service have been properly vetted and are credentialed by the New York State Bar Association. The New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service created this product with support from, which is a national provider of referral management technology for those in the legal field. This new service allows lawyers to provide services to a larger number of people, while also providing it at a cheaper rate. The New York State Bar Association has become the largest volunteer state bar association in the country. It was launched in 1876.


One of the attorneys you may be provided is Jeremy Goldstein. Jeremy Goldstein is an active partner at his firm Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. His firm specializes on issues such as executive comepnsation and corporate governance matters. Jeremy Goldstein previously was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Over the last 10 years, Jeremy Goldstein has overseen many of the country’s largest corporate transactions including the purchase Goodrich by United Technologies. He currently has appeared on television and several financial magazines discussing corporate governance and executive compensation. He has recently become a top executive compensation lawyer.


Jeremy Goldstein is the chair of the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association Business Section.  Jeremy Goldstein  earned his J.D. from New York University’s School of Law. Jeremy Goldstein earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and then a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago.


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