Larkin & Lacey

Through the 1990s and 2000s, you were at heightened risk of being detained as a suspected “illegal alien” if you had the face and body of a Latino person. This was especially true for residents of Maricopa County, the county where Sheriff Arpaio covered.

This probably included anyone who was of Native American heritage, as well. Local authorities had adopted a hardliner stance on cutting down illegal immigration.

There were many ideas underlying this stance. One idea was that the rules of the country have to be upheld in order to help America remain a place of high standards. The rules are in place for a reason, and they have to be followed.

We shouldn’t let everyone get off the hook for every crime just because penalization hurts their feelings. Another idea was that there are some bad problems in Latin America that come into America. If immigrants are unchecked, more drugs, slaves, gang members, murderers and rapists can make their way into America in unrecorded amounts.

There is also the idea that there are a lot of citizens who do things by the books and deserve the services and opportunities that America has to offer. These types of people have a harder time getting the resources that they deserve when they have to compete with millions of undocumented immigrants who are contributing less than them.

There are also many logical ideas for why people have the opposite stance as Sheriff Arpaio. It is not incorrect to say that illegal immigrants are human beings with backstories, and that we should imagine how it is to be in these people’s shoes. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

Most Americans have grown up living in a relatively stable country with a relatively stable, individualistic culture. A lot of people who illegally immigrate to America from less stable countries cannot say the same about their lives.

The topic of immigration is a hard subject to discuss because there are two very valid sides to the debate. Sheriff Arpaio chose to be on the anti-undocumented-immigrant side. The worlds of Latinos and immigrants widely interlope.

So, whenever someone tries to curb illegal immigration, that person ends up being called a racist. Sometimes it’s hard to separate race from the issue of illegal immigration. As a result, judges on the federal level accused Sheriff Arpaio’s crackdown on illegal immigration as an unethical witch-hunt for Hispanic people.

The judges told Arpaio to stop the witch-hunt. After the first warning, Sheriff Arpaio kept at the monkey business for at least 18 more months. Eventually, he was further accused of criminal contempt for ignoring the orders of the judges. Sheriff Arpaio and his men gave the excuse that they didn’t quite understand what the order told them to do. Susan Bolton, the woman who charged him with criminal contempt, did not buy the story.

The elderly man was about to be given a jail sentence, when, all of a sudden…swoop! Trump flew in and granted him the chance of a lifetime—a pardon to escape his sentence.

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Betsy DeVos and the Role of Government in Education

When Betsy DeVos took the Senate floor for her confirmation hearing, she probably felt more than a little bit out of place. Born and raised in Michigan, Betsy DeVos probably never aspired to be taking an interview for what is essentially the top job in the world of education: the Secretary of Education. Yet, here she was and the rest of the world seemed to be just as confused. Betsy DeVos was a political outsider before being invited to D.C. by President Donald Trump. Her outsider status wasn’t a problem to President Trump and it was, in fact, one, of the most inspired aspects of his decision to give her a call. While Betsy DeVos had never held a federal post before in her life, she had spent her entire life fighting for education reform. Now, after being confirmed by the Senate, she was put into a position to make that change.

 

Let’s go back in time a little bit to first learn about Betsy DeVos and how she came to be in the position that she was in. Betsy DeVos was born on the western edge of the state of Michigan in a town called Holland. She grew up in a Christian household that was dominated by her father’s auto company and her brother’s billion dollar business, Blackwater — a private security detail which has been used extensively overseas. Despite being in a relatively comfortable household, DeVos never settled into relying on her family’s good fortune. Instead, DeVos decided to head to school at Calvin College in order to sharpen her mind and focus on the political acumen that she has ever since been displaying.

 

After attending Calvin College, Betsy DeVos would eventually meet and marry Dick DeVos. Dick DeVos had a brief foray into politics during a governor’s bid in Michigan but his primary calling card was the family business, Amway. Dick and Betsy would eventually have children and this was when DeVos would become fascinated by reforming the state of America’s educational system. Betsy DeVos would realize quickly that the United States government wasn’t the perfect facilitator of a high-quality education. This would lead DeVos to learn about school choice which involves giving parents and private institutions control over how the education of their children is sought out.

 

In 1990, Betsy DeVos would end up starting a foundation that helped to give scholarships to low-income families in an effort to allow these parents the chance to guide their kids to the education that they saw fit. DeVos would get active in philanthropy but she would always be focusing her work on school choice. Eventually, Betsy DeVos’ poise and commitment would gather the attention of Republican nominee Donald Trump and the rest would seemingly be history. Now, in Washington D.C., Betsy DeVos will look to continue her mission of expanding school choice to the masses. With the President at her back and the federal government firmly in control by conservatives, Betsy DeVos has a chance to reform education.

 

Visit http://www.betsydevos.com/ to learn more.

Madison Street Capital Takes another Accolade from M&A Advisor Awards

Madison Street Capital is regarded as the last word of mergers and acquisition industry with proven expertise in providing highest quality M&A solutions. This has given the firm industry recognition and brought many accolades to shelves. As the firm continues its journey of innovation and highest quality service to its large middle-market customer base, more industrial bodies are lining up to recognize the investment banking firm.

Recently, in November 2016, the company was chosen as the winner of M&A Advisor Awards 2017, also known as 16th Annual Awards, for generating the best Debt Financing Deal for the year 2017 by advising the transaction for automobile servicer, WLR Automotive. Learn more about Madison Street Capital:

Interestingly, the Awards gala took place on November 13th at the famous Metropolitan Club located in New York City. David Fergusson, the President of The M&A Advisor, said that the group is recognizing various companies, teams, business leaders, transactions, and more that are centered around mergers and acquisitions ecosystem. Learn more about Madison Street Capital: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/08/r8401008/madison-street-capital-announced-as-finalist-for-the-15th-annual-m-a-ad

He continued that this time, Madison Street Capital was chosen after considering a pool of 650 companies from M&A ecosystem for the award. The group is excited to grand the recognition that is deemed as the highest honor for M&A professionals and firms, to Madison Street Capital.

Fergusson also said that Madison Street Capital created the best of the mergers and acquisition industry in 2017 and achieved the accolades by standing uniquely different from a large group of players. Charles Botchway, the Chief Executive of Madison Street Capital, confirmed that the firm is deeply respected and honored by being the recipients of the M&A Awards in 2017, especially in the debt financing category.

The company thanked WLR Automotive for providing a space for innovation, and it also extended the gratitude to Barry Petersen, the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital, who led the entire transaction highly successful. Read more: Madison Street Capital Advisors | Manta and Madison Street Capital | Facebook

Apart from winning the awards in the category, the firm also made an appearance to the final list of companies in the categories of Financial Deal for 2017 under 250MM as well as Boutique Investment Banking Firm for 2017. The gala celebration took place along with M&A Advisor Summit for 2017.

The Summit is attended by more than 500 M&A professionals, and they got chances to attend interactive forums led by academic, media, M&A, and industry stalwarts. Madison Street Capital was established in the year 2005, and it served clients from diverse industries.

Madison Street Capital follows a strategy of working with clients and understanding their expectations from each deal. It does a careful analysis of companies and provides precise recommendations to clients that can help them to make a decision.

The middle-market servicing firm offers valuation for financial reporting, different types of business valuations, corporate advisory based on client needs, and financial opinions about companies in the middle-market segment.

New Brunswick, New Jersey’s Quincy Apartments Is A Hot Bed For Shootings And Other Crimes

New Brunswick is one of those New Jersey cities that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it should. New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University, Johnson and Johnson and The New Jersey State Theater. The city has its fair share of crime, thanks to the mass migration to the suburbs in the 1960s. The people who lived and worked downtown closed their retail stores and left their inner-city homes for the peace and quiet of small towns outside of the city limits. This mass exodus was the start of what some New Brunswick residents call “a wave of crime,” and that wave continues to scare the people who now live in the new downtown area of the city. The old stores are not there anymore. New office and apartment buildings sit in their place. One of those apartment complexes, The Quincy Apartments, seems to be a hotbed for crime even though urban renewal gave the city new life.

 

 

The Quincy Apartment shootings are examples of how the old gang violence of the 1970s and 1980s is still around. In October 2015, Quincy Circle was back in the news when a gunman shot a few rounds for no apparent reason. One person felt the burning pain of a gunshot wound during that incident. The victim survived the shooting.

 

 

The violence that surrounds the Quincy Apartments is an ongoing issue, according to the New Brunswick police department. New Brunswick’s Police Chief said shootings are all too common in that apartment complex, and it has to stop. The chief was referring to the shooting of a pizza delivery man two years earlier. The delivery man, and Parish Wood, a 21-year-old black man, now live with the choices and the pain of that day. Wood was the shooter, and the delivery man was a victim, even though residents told him no one called for a pizza. New Brunswick police say calling for a pizza is just a ploy to rob pizza delivery people, and this incident fits that description. Mr. Wood was not the only person responsible for the crime, but he is the only person the police put in jail for the robbery and shooting.

 

 

The pizza delivery guy didn’t make a mistake by doing his job and getting a pizza to Quincy Circle on time, but the incident was a wake call for the pizza shop. The peaceful residents of the apartments are on the lookout for suspicious behavior. But in an area where suspicious behavior is the flavor of the day, it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys, according to the Police Chief.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Change Direction to Help Others

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin knew a lot about being activists. They were journalists who always tried to make sure they were helping other people even in the most difficult situations. The men had come a long way since they first started and that’s what allowed them the chance to try and make things better for other people.

They had tried their best to give back to the community, but it was difficult for them to do that as journalists. They didn’t always have the reach they wanted and they certainly didn’t have a lot of money to try and help the people who they were giving information to. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

The main goal Lacey and Larkin had was to make sure they could help people. They were going to do everything they could to give people a positive life and to help them through different situations.

Since the men had worked so hard at their careers, they knew they were going to have to do different things to make it better for other people. They continued publishing stories on corruption as they were thinking of ways to make more money and help more people.

For Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the break came when they got arrested. They were arrested for something that wasn’t even a crime, but that didn’t matter. They had already known about the corruption in the sheriff’s office so they were prepared for it when the time came that they got arrested. They fought the charges. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/about/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

Since the sheriff was wrong in what he did, they filed a counter case against him and sued him for the damages that came as a result of the arrest. The men won the case and the sheriff had to pay them a large sum of money.

With the over three million dollars Lacey and Larkin had received, they started the Frontera Fund. The fund was easy for them to do because they had been preparing for it for such a long time. With the Frontera Fund, people could try to get the help they needed if they were going through a corruption, immigration or minority case.

The fund would be able to provide them with legal resources and other things that could help them make the money they needed. It also allowed them the chance to feel better about what they were dealing with since they had Lacey and Larkin on their side.

Joel Friant Has Habeneros On His Mind And On Amazon

Joel Friant is a successful entrepreneur who has mentored many business-minded people from all around the world. He offers success training classes and seminars for people who want to succeed as entrepreneurs. Joel does this because He enjoys seeing other people being able to succeed in their business quests and exceed the goals that they had for their businesses and life.

Joel Friant has always had an interest in the world of business. He got his start in real estate before making the move to the restaurant industry in 1995. He discovered a passion for the habanero pepper around this time and created the Original Habanero Shaker. He marketed this product to grocery stores across Washington state. He eventually left this business venture in order to move back into the real estate business.

For a number of years, Joel bought foreclosed homes and flipped them for a profit. After the housing market crashed in 2008 he began studying why some people are successful and others are not. It is Joel’s belief that success is in the mind, and this is when he began teaching others how to reach success. In 2012 he developed an interest in internet marketplaces. This made Joel bring back his Habanero Shaker and upon successfully selling the product on sites like Amazon and eBay, the Habanero Shaker was once again available to the masses.

Today, the Habanero Shaker is available on Amazon and is considered by Joel to be his primary business venture. The product is popular amongst enthusiasts of spicy food and maintains positive reviews. The Habanero Shaker is free of added flavors or preservatives making it an ideal spice for users who are health conscious. Joel Friant took a hot pepper and built an entire business out of selling it online. Whether you use The Habanero Shaker or not, you have to admit that Joel Friant is a business genius.

AvaTrade Review: Reasons to Trade with Them

AvaTrade was established in 2006, and for over a decade the company has been providing the best trading platform for its clients. Offering global trading, AvaTrade has more than 200,000 registered clients all over the world and handles about 2 million trades per month. The company’s main office is located in Dublin, but it has many offices in major cities such as Paris, New York, and Tokyo, apart from others. The company offers more than 250 trading avenues including cryptocurrencies.

According to many independent reviews of AvaTrade, the company offers a seamless and a user-friendly platform for clients to trade in. The company is licensed and regulated allowing users to avoid chances of scam. Traders can also choose trade from their phone if they are not near to a desktop. Their mobile version is compatible with all leading smartphone software. It also provides an educational feature where the users can read ebooks, take online trading courses and attend live webinars to help them know more about trading and the recent trends in the financial market.

One of the main features of the AvaTrade is that it offers a huge welcome bonus to new users. The rewards can range anything from $35 to $14,000 depending on the amount that they deposit into their account. The bonus is available to everyone irrespective of if the user is an experience or a newbie. Another benefit of trading with AvaTrade is that they do not charge any commission and only have to pay a spread cost that is about 0.3 pips on Meta Trader 4, which is pretty low.

Since AvaTrade provides its services worldwide and to people from different backgrounds, they offer flexible banking options. Apart from the usual debit card, credit card, and bank transfer, they also accept money from PayPal and all leading eWallets. Deposits will reflect immediately on your AvaTrade account once you have a transfer, but for withdrawal, you will need to submit a form for verification. But, the withdrawal takes about two days to be processed.

AvaTrade offers excellent customer service, and all queries are solved with a single working day so that users do not have to wait for days to resolve any issues.

A Brilliant and Secure Trading Strategy accessible to The Oxford Club

When you are in The Oxford Club, losing is not an option. That is another way of saying you cannot rely on luck to make money from the stock markets. Luck does not last long, but a good strategy ensures that you make consistent profits, which is what every member of The Oxford Club aspires to.

There is now a strategy that can help beat the market brilliantly. With this plan, the worst case scenario is buying stocks at highly discounted prices. The best case scenario is ending the trade without having to commit a cent of your investment to the purchase of any financial asset.

Like any good strategy, discipline is important here. So, to uphold The Oxford Club’s major tenets, this strategy has been extensively tested, and many users have reported plenty of success while using it.

All you need to get in on this lucrative arrangement is an options account, which can be set up in just a few minutes. If you have a regular trading account, then your job is halfway done since all you need is to navigate to the “options” feature and choose “long” and “covered call” options. If you are not up to it, you can also get in touch with the broker.

While at it, go with a Level 5 account, it will let you trade at a margin. From there, make sure you have between $15,000 and $25,000 in your account.

Here is how you make money – when you make the trade, it can either close after you get a put or after its expiration. Either way, you will end up a winner. The brilliance of this strategy makes it perfect for The Oxford Club in that it is unique, profitable, and ensures the preservation of capital.

Whenever a trade expires, you get a discounted blue chip stock. But when your trade gets put, you win, but without having to spend any money on the purchase of a stock.

Siteline Cabinetry Helps People with the Renovation Process

For Siteline Cabinetry, the ability to help their clients is the point of their business. They have spent a lot of time working to provide people with the cabinets and other renovation tools they need to make their kitchens better. The company knows what they are doing and knows how to make things better for the people who they work with. They also know there are other things they can use to make things easier on the people who they are renovating for. There have been huge advances in the things the company does and that has helped them grow their business. They know what they want to do and aren’t afraid to give their customers the best options possible. The company works mostly on cabinets and tries their best to provide products that are the highest quality so their customers can get a lot of benefits from them.

Siteline Cabinetry is a successful business and they know what it took to get to this point. Most of the time, they focus all their attention on their clients. If they are able to help them out through the different things they have to offer, they feel they have been successful in different areas of business. Thanks to Siteline Cabinetry, there are new things they can do to make a difference and all of that leads back to how they can help their clients. The people who use their services know they are worth it so they can take other things away from what they are doing.

Bringing in new cabinetry is something most people think of when they are remodeling. Siteline Cabinetry can give them that. In fact, they are confident their cabinets are the best. Remodeling should only be done if people think it is worth it and they know what they are getting with Siteline Cabinetry. The cabinets are not cheaply made, but they do come at an affordable price point. The company dedicates themselves to quality and helping other people get what they need from the remodel and renovation processes they can use in their homes and kitchens.

The Complete Shopping Experience from Roberto Santiagos Manaira Shopping

People have different thoughts and needs when it comes to a shopping mall. The industry has got excellent growth in the recent years because malls could provide a complete shopping and entertainment experience to an average visitor. Across the world, the most successful retail business model is none other than shopping mall industry. But, the players in the industry has some high-risk factors as well. Due to the growth of the industry as a whole, more players are getting attracted towards it, and more and more shopping malls getting opened in the cities which is sometimes beyond the demand. Only smart entrepreneurs with right strategies can only sustain in the industry due to the severe competition.

Roberto Santiago’s Manaira Shopping is a real example of how a shopping mall should be in attracting the visitors year around and with improving footfall year after year. Manaira Shopping is an answer to the right strategies to win the market. Roberto Santiago’s tactic of continuous development to get improved business has helped mall to reach 20 million visitors per year, per the latest data. Interestingly, the numbers are extremely hard to achieve, especially when a mall is situated in João Pessoa – a city with less than one million population. Manaira Shopping is the primary destination for both the city residents as well as tourists to the city who want to spend some quality time for shopping or entertainment.

The mall has a wholesome experience of cinema, games, food, fashion, services, and more. Recently, Manaira Shopping has added Gamebox, a newly designed toy cum amusement park for children, and it is to entertain and make the children active by participating various gaming options. Additionally, the shopping mall has a children buffet option according to the tastes of the category. Space Lounge is another great attraction in the mall, and it is a themed bar clubbed with bowling option for the sports lovers. Santiago has designed it as an ideal place for meetings with colleagues or friends while enjoying cocktails or drinks. An affordable health club is also present in the mall to satisfy the needs of the people who are conscious about their fitness.

The Cinépolis cinema halls with 11 screens offer modern cinematographic exhibition with highest projection quality and added amenities. It offers VIP cinema rooms, Dolby Digital sound, Stadium System seating, and high-tech projection equipment. Domus Hall caters the needs of major events, exhibitions, media programs, corporate meetings, theater dramas, and more. Manaira Shopping also has a Game Station that has different varieties of games that can satisfy children, elders, youth, women, serious gamers, and more. While coming to fashion choices, the mall houses exclusive brand showrooms of the international brands, and it fulfills the needs of customers greatly.