Business, Businessman

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey

While Sharon R. Bolton’s ruling regarding the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, former Maricopa County Sheriff, by President Donald Trump came as no surprise, it was met by significant opposition from the citizens he once terrorized, most notably, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The former sheriff made national headlines due to his widely publicized crimes and violations, including the implementation of “tent city” – the jail, which he famously regarded as his own “concentration camp.” Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

The longstanding feud between the ex-sheriff and the newspapermen began almost from the day he was elected in 1992, culminating in years of mutual disdain that eventually came to a climax with Larkin and Lacey’s arrest at their homes ten years ago. Although promptly dismissed, the unlawful arrest resulted in a three-year battle in court, with Larkin and Lacey coming out victorious.

In 1970, as the United States experienced an inner turmoil that had not been seen since The Great Depression, protests regarding the Vietnam War, and a number of other economic and political issues resulted in unprecedented push-back by the citizens of America.

As traditional news outlets continued to focus on covering the events of the time with an uber-conservative lens, the need for an alternative voice was greater than ever, resulting in an estimated 500 underground newspapers.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, staunch supporters of the anti-war movement, had already dropped out of college at Arizona State University, and in response to the Kent State Killings, decided to dive into the fight.

Along with students Frank Fiore, Karen Lofgren, Nick Stupey, and Hal Smith, Michael Lacey, kicked off the first issue of the Phoenix New Times. With Michael Lacey acting as editor, overseeing the content produced by the Phoenix New Times, Jim Larkin, who would join the group two years later in 1972, handled the marketing aspects.

Larkin, who was already married with children, implemented a practical approach to the business of the New Times brand, helping to secure the support of several established organizations, including J.C. Penny, who was the first to take out full-page ads in the publication.

Over the next few years, the Phoenix New Times saw an exponential jump in readership through the addition of satirical cartoons, such as Bob Boze Bell’s “Honkey Tonk Sue,” as well as the coverage of alternative cultural staples, such as rock music, which at the time had been largely ignored by the mainstream.

1983 would mark the rise of New Times Media, beginning with the purchase of Westword – a Denver-based news-and-arts weekly publication that had begun experiencing a series of downturns under Patricia Calhoun. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

This move would lead to the purchase of 17 additional publications throughout the United States, including OC Weekly, LA Weekly, Nashville Scene, Miami New Times, and the most prominent of them all, New York City’s own, Village Voice.

These acquisitions would give New Times Media a strong presence in every major market across the United States, leading to a four-decade run atop the alternative news market, as well as a myriad of accolades and awards, most notably the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

CEO, Cosmetics Industry Inspirational Women, Women in Business

Doe Deere Speaks Out About Lime Crime And Life.

When it comes to successful female business owners there is one name that come to mind right away, that name is Doe Deere. If you don’t know already, Doe is one of the first women who was successful in harnessing the power of the internet and making it work for her company. Doe Deere is the Founder and CEO of a cosmetic company called Lime Crime which launched back in 2008.

Over the years Lime Crime has been fortunate to creat many new and exciting products that are both colorful and cruelty free. If that wasn’t enough they are also beautiful, bold and vegan friendly. Doe started her product line because there was a huge hole in the industry. The market wanted brighter and true to life colors, and the industry wanted to ignore those requests and produce makeup that people wore to work in dull, boring colors.

As Unicorn Queen, Doe knew it was her duty to raise the lipstick bar just a bit higher and produce a brighter hue to fill the industry void. She took a hundred dollars of her own money and her huge dream and created what is now known as Lime Crime. Soon came lipstick, eye-shadow, rainbow liquid liners, polish for your nails, lip gloss and more. Doe studied fashion design and grew up in New York after moving here from Russia.

Lime Crime is makeup today but it didn’t start that way. Doe started to design her own line of clothes and later got the idea to fill the makeup void and make the colors that matched her creative outfits. When Doe was showing off her clothes for the website, she would mix up her own colors and use that makeup for the photo shoots simply because she couldn’t get the colors she needed for off the rack makeup. Learn more:  http://doedeerefam.com/

Doe says that if there are two things she loves they are fairy tales and makeup. If you add those things together you soon see that they add up to fun. Today you can buy Lime Crime’s inspiring cosmetics online and in many retail stores both in the United States and internationally, not bad for a girl with a dream and a hundred dollars starting money. Doe Deere inspires everyone she talks to and tells them to embrace their dreams and move forward taking action to achieve their goals and dreams. Doe is a firm believer that dreams do come true.

One of the ways that Doe built her business was to start with an Ebay store. Later she started to blog. She started to showcase her products and do tutorials and run contests and giveaways. This started to build her a loyal fan base and today the company uses this method on Instagram. Lime Crime has over 3 million people who follow on that social media alone.Regardless of if you follow the brand Lime Crime on social media or not, you will no doubt love their product line as long as you believe in using makeup that is bold and beautiful to create and inspire your own personal freedom.

Business, Businessman

Roberto Santiago’s Manaira Shopping Offers Comprehensive Shopping and Entertainment Experience

Shopping malls are lucrative businesses as well as risky ventures at the same time, and a large number of players struggle to survive in the industry. Primarily, the emergence of new players in the industry significantly spoils the business the existing malls. Also, shopping malls need continuous expansions to bring new shopping, entertainment, and other options for making it always an attractive place for the people. The huge initial investments are a major hurdle for the shopping malls to expand its business as well as adding risk to the ventures. However, some shopping malls continuously attract more people with timely expansion plans and the addition of new features and options.

 

 

When it comes to Brazil, Roberto Santiago and his João Pessoa-based Manaira Shopping is a perfect example of such a strategy. Interestingly, the mall was opened almost three decades back, in 1989. But, the expansions in regular intervals of time ensured the vibe and freshness of the shopping mall continued and made it competent with all the modern options and facilities. Additionally, the mall is one of the largest in Brazil, and it is the leader of the industry in introducing modern entertainment and shopping options.

 

 

The mall has more than 250 fashion showrooms from international brands. It also provides excellent dining options with numerous fast food centers and casual restaurants. Majority of the international restaurant chains are present in the shopping mall to attract the food lovers of the city as well as Paraíba State. The vast number of diverse entertainment options is another important aspect that makes people, including family and youngsters, attracted towards the mall. Interestingly, the mall received nearly 20 million in numbers in 2015 – an ever-increasing number year after year. As the city is known for beautiful beaches, it attracts a large number of tourists from around the globe. For the tourists, Manaira Shopping becomes the primary choice for shopping and entertainment with the ultimate experience.

 

 

While coming to the entertainment options, the shopping mall has movie halls with 11 screens. The movie halls are equipped with a number of modern features such as VIP Rooms, ultra-modern projector systems, live sound system, Stadium System, 3D Rooms, and more. Bowling is another major option for the visitors to make themselves engaged. The mall also has an electronic amusement park specially designed to the needs of the children. The Game Station of the shopping mall has more than 200 different gaming machines which are designed to satisfy the needs of different age groups and gender.

 

 

Apart from that, the mall also has a ballroom and gym to help the fitness enthusiasts. Domus Hall, one of the largest event hall in the city, is on the roof of the Manaira Shopping. The fully air-conditioned hall accommodates almost 15,000 people at a time.

 

 

Business

U.S. Money Reserves Sponsors Barret-Jackson Collector’s Auction, Showrooms Rare McLaren P1 GTR

The global leader in unique and collectible automobile auctions, Barret-Jackson, will receive sponsorship from the world leader in rare gold, platinum and silver, U.S. Minted, limited edition, series collectibles, U.S. Money Reserve.

U.S. Money Reserve, recognizing key similarities in the collector preferences of their own clients and the Barret-Jackson automobile auction attendees, will set up their own display at the event, complete with their own precious metal specialists and presenting their own extremely rare McLaren P1 GTR. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-money-reserve-wins-four-awards-at-20th-annual-videographer-awards-for-creative-work-300317828.html and http://www.myndnow.com/news/bismarck-news/oil-production-to-dip-below-one-million-barrel-per-day-mark

Auction-goers will be able to get a close up and hands on view of the 1 of 45 ever produced GTR’s with a vehicle identification number of 0001 as well as receive answers to their precious metal questions from one of U.S. Money Reserve’s professional numismatists.

Attendance at the auction is expected to exceed 200,000 with the event receiving broad media coverage. This year, U.S. Money Reserve will sponsor the Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Mohegan Sun and Las Vegas auctions, being present and offering their industry expertise.

U.S. Money Reserve, the exclusive dealer of the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor commemoration coin series, has, since its beginnings in Austin, Texas in 2001, built a reputation as a world class distributor of unique, precious metal products. Read more: US Money Reserve | Bizjournals and US Money Reserve | Crunchbase

The company places a high premium on the value of its clients, with an established reputation for valuing each client as an individual. This is a shared sentiment of U.S. Money Reserve’s hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic customers. The President of U.S. Money Reserve, Philip Diehl, the 35th Director of the United States Mint, brings unmatchable expertise to the company’s offerings.

Recognized as one of the highest achieving U.S. Mint Directors in history, President Philip Diehl understands the importance that individuals place on making the best decisions they can to maintain the value they have created through their life’s hard work. This has become more critical than ever in today’s uncertain economic environments.

U.S. Reserve is staffed by highly experienced experts in the field of collectible precious metals and they have assisted clients from nearly every walk of life with selecting from their company’s offerings to create asset diversification in their portfolios and private collections.

With its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, founded in 1971 and with its founders contributing nearly a century of automobile collector expertise, the Barret-Jackson worldwide rare car auction will showroom some of the highest value cars in the world. The auctions will be featured in televised coverage, broadcast in more than 100 countries.

Career Success

How Rick Smith Elevated Securus Technologies Into The Top Spot In Its Industry

Richard “Rick” Smith is a business executive who has years of experience in both the telecommunications industry and in the incarceration industry. He is the top executive of Securus Technologies, Inc, serving the company’s president and chief executive officer. He attended the State University of New York’s Buffalo campus, earning a degree in engineering. Later on he earned his MBA by attending the University of Rochester in New York. Visit securustechnologies.com for more info.

For many years Rick Smith worked for Frontier Corporation. He held many positions at this company during his career with them. Among the jobs he held at various times were chief information officer, controller, and president of information technology. In 1998 he left Frontier Corporation for a position at Eschelon Telecom Inc. as their chief operating officer. In 2003 he was named president of this company and soon thereafter he became Eschelon Telecom’s CEO.

It was in 2008 that Rick Smith first joined the team at Securus Technologies. He joined as the company’s new president and CEO. He added the position of chairman of the board after having been with Securus Technologies for a few years. Rick Smith Securus came to these positions with a very strong background in both technology and finances. He has used his background to greatly expand Securus Technologies position in the incarceration industry. He has greatly increased the number of people who work for Securus Technologies. He has also heavily invested in the company in order to expand what it can offer to law enforcement agencies and prison officials. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

Another way that Rick Smith has expanded Securus Technologies profiles is through acquisitions. One of the biggest purchases he has made occurred in April 2015 when he acquired JPay Inc. JPay was a company that provided a number of services to correctional facilities such as electronic payments and email. They also offer a wide range of entertainment and educational apps that have been developed for inmates. Rick Smith said that what JPay offered was a fast-growing segment of the industry and filled a hole that he wanted to fill at Securus Technologies.

Since Rick Smith took over at Securus Technologies the amount of technology and services they offer to incarceration facilities and law enforcement has greatly expanded. They now, on average, release a new product or service every week. These products and services are used to keep the public safe as well as to solve crimes. Their products and services are also used to monitor inmates so that those in prison stay safe by reducing contraband. They also monitor calls into and out of the prison which has helped solve a number of crimes and has kept out jail contraband.

Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-adds-sales-executive-to-leadership-team-300201202.html

Doctors

Eric Lefkofsky’s Digital War on Cancer

Lefkofsky’s Interest In Genomic Medicine

The serial entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky is interested in cancer research. It is now possible to sequence a whole genome of a patient. There has also been a recent FDA approval to target very specific cancers based on a specific genomic profile. Tempus Therapeutics has assembled a team of researchers aimed at solving the cancer problem to determine why some patients are able to respond to new and novel immunotherapies for cancer, while other patients simply can’t.

Computers Used Increasingly Across A Wide Range of Fields

Computer vision is used to analyze biopsy images, and natural language processing is used for clinical records. When all is said and done, cancer is now a computational game as scientists use the best computational tools to find the appropriate cures. Every achievement has resulted in a disruptive new technology aimed at improving humanity, along with understanding the innate human survival characteristics that are programmed into the genome.

Physicians Empowered To Make Decisions Based on Data

Tempus is a company that is empowering physicians to make decisions based on data. They are also in the business of providing genomic and transcriptomic sequencing services. This enables physicians to better understand the inner workings of the human body, and find new cures for diseases. Data is a much more accurate and precise way of making health decisions rather than strictly using human judgement and intuition.

Eric Lefkofsky’s Successful Track Record

Tempus isn’t Eric Lefkofsky’s first success. He’s also the co-founder of Groupon. His first entrepreneurial success is InnerWorkings, which is a company that specializes in providing promotional products to customers. This was followed by a logistics company, and the acquisition of a media company. Groupon was a venture which was created by Andrew Mason, for which Lefkofsky provided $1 million in seed funding.

Fashion

Kate Hudson Takes on a General Issue In Fashion With Fabletics

There is always some kind of push back when it comes to fashion. While the resistance in active wear is understandable, this type of resistance also permeates all of fashion in general. While people state that active wear is only designed to be worn as a means to fitness, there are people that chant that clothes are only meant to be worn for coverage. While at its core it is true, there is still a lot of room for style and elegance. Perhaps the reason behind fashion has less to do with the purpose than it does with intimidation and feelings of inferiority.

 

One thing to understand is that fashion resistance can come as a result of many different occurrences in the fashion industry. For one thing, there are tons of dictators that seem to only like one type of look. The worst part is that people seem to gather behind this dictator as if he is some kind of perfect authority. Then there are some people who try to look fashionable only to be laughed out of the room because they are a day behind season. These and plenty of other factors can cause people to be rather indifferent and even hostile when it comes to fashion.

 

Fortunately, there are people who are out to promote a more diverse idea of fashion. Among the people is fashion designer and business owner Kate Hudson. She is one of the women who want to help others develop a healthier sense of self worth. This can be easily done with fashion. She brings forth some of the best styles for women of all sizes so that they don’t have to feel that they have to be smaller in order to be beautiful. With Fabletics, her designers are working on different products with the purpose of showing that different sizes and body types can be beautiful.

 

Fabletics has been started to not only teach women how to be healthy, but also how to appreciate their own beauty and style. Many women have had their world and doors open up because of how they gained confidence from their outfits.

Mouldings

8 Must-See Minimalist Ideas for Your Home

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The rise of small and compact homes have definitely shaped the advance of modern minimalism. Its popularity has risen sharply as more and more homes are adopting furnishings and fixtures with cleaner lines. Seamless storage solutions also provide an avenue for items that you want to keep but do not necessarily want to display.

Simplicity in everything from the shape of the room to furniture and lightings bring about a harmonious feel that can only be described as ‘freedom with less’. Below are some examples of stunning minimalist homes that’s sure to get you excited.

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In keeping with the idea of clean and simple lines, the addition of flat panel wainscoting to this moderate-sized bathroom emphasises a depth that would have otherwise been overlooked. Muted, natural colours bring about a serene atmosphere that is further enhanced by a smooth finish of different textures. Alex Mouldings offered modern wainscoting designs that can be perfect with your home interior.

Featuring Complimentary Colours

Minimalism does not mean a lack of colours, but rather a more subtle mix and play. There’s no ruling that states whether a sharp colour contrast or a more complimentary colour palette is better, but do take note to minimise on certain patterns as the point is the highlight of the entire room itself and not so much a particular feature. It might not be apparent in this, but the addition of a light brown coloured carpet adds to the warmth of entire living space.

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Go as bare as you dare. Just keep in mind that this doesn’t mean to discard as much as possible to achieve a home with minimal ‘things’. The partially visible storage of firewood can achieve the status of a painting or a wall decoration. Not only does this meet your needs for warmth, it also provides some relief from an otherwise plain white surrounding.

Getting Lots of Light

Light is an important element in showcasing space and design. Uncluttered rooms with ample lighting will always look and feel more spacious when compared with a room displaying lots of furniture pieces and items. It’s not so much a matter of how much space is available, but how you choose to display certain items and the amount of natural light available.

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If you have the space, flaunt it. Instead of minimising the size of a space with walls and dividers, consider an open concept that allows the natural flow of one space to another. This idea is not limited to just your interior, as shown by the generous openings to the exterior above. There are many benefits to this concept, but the most obvious one is the maximum usage of natural lighting for your interior space.

Simplifying Your Exterior

Clean, structured lines take centre stage here. A simple continuous colour or pattern lends a flow to your exterior that presents your home as a single entity. The overall landscape and the water element provided by the pool is more than enough to ensure that your idea comes to life without the unnecessary addition of a roof or other external fixtures.

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There are lots of cabinets and storage spaces that come attached with a protruding handle. Not only does this add unwanted details around you, it’s also not as cost-effective in the long run. Consider storage spaces with flat slab panels and a conveniently placed reveal at the sides or bottom for a more polished finish. Remember that only the essentials should be apparent and everything else should be stored away.

Displaying Unique Features

With a unique shape such as the one above, that really should be the only emphasis needed for a space. Uncluttered walls provide an excellent backdrop for everything else that might be place in a room. Furnitures are also kept low and wide to provide the illusion of a more vertical space, therefore increasing the overall depth.

A great minimalist design can easily be achieved by sticking with a few basic directives: simplicity in material, form and detail. Don’t be afraid to play around with your ideas to see how far you can take this. Just remember that although ‘less is more’, you should still love the idea first.

Architectural Industry

What The AIA Does For Its Members And America

When it comes to professional organizations, almost everyone has heard of the American Medical Association for doctors and the American Bar Association for attorneys, but few have discovered the American Institute of Architects. While all of these organizations share some common benefits the AIA stands out on its own and several ways.

The first and most obvious benefit is a feature shared with the AMA and the ABA, provide a credential level above and beyond a just a license to practice. As the industry evolves and grows members are required to grow with it, keeping the talent pool within the organization strong. This has an obvious benefit for members; it’s much to prove your skills without having to keep your portfolio on you at all times. As a benefit to businesses and Americans, they can assure they are hiring a quality architect or quality architect firm based on their membership to the institute.

Much like the AMA and the ABA, the AIA offers networking events and opportunities to connect with other members. This is important in terms of honing your skills and finding out about new opportunities in the industry. Once again we can see a benefit for America as a whole; when an industry can communicate they can better serve the needs of the country.

The third and final similar benefit is their lobbying efforts in the US government. By having a professional voice in Washington architects can ensure that money is not wasted chasing impossible or impractical projects. They can also ensure that the right amount of money is spent toward maintaining and enhancing our existing infrastructure. Efficiency in Washington means a direct benefit to both Architects and average Americans alike.

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What sets the American Institute of Architects is a level of continued training provided. This is more than just an association where members are expected to share what they know with others, it is an institution. With optional courses being offered throughout the country several times per year the AIA is able to provide members with training resources and ways to grow their skill set.

Finally, another unique benefit of the organization is the contracts that are available. Rather than spending hundreds of hours of your own time and thousands of dollars on contract attorney fees, the AIA has these available to its members that little additional charge.

All this together shows why the Institute has been able to become a mainstay in the United States for over 150 years. This continued commitment to Excellence and growth has been a considerable boon for both its members and the country, with no end in sight.

See: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia

Entrepreneur

Advice From Igor Cornelsen If You Plan To Invest In Brazil

A lot of people have made a decision to try their hand at investing in Brazil as a way to boost their overall investment portfolio. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact it makes a lot of sense when you consider the economic position that Brazil is in.

They are the eighth largest economy in the world, and they show a lot of promise to keep growing. This is why Igor Cornelsen is so confident when he shares investing advice with those who are considering putting their money into those markets.

Limited Number Of Banks With Influence

There are a very limited number of banks that have real influence in Brazil. In fact, the number can be boiled down to basically ten banks that have power there. Learn more about Igor Cornelson: http://icrowdnewswire.com/2016/10/07/igor-cornelsen-fala-sobre-os-bancos-brasileiros-e-o-que-fazer-antes-de-investir/

This means that the country has a much more consolidated banking systems than do most other countries such as the United States. This makes for an easier to understand system, but it also helps to grow the power of those banks that do call the shots in Brazil.

China Is A Major Partner

Obviously, China is a major player in every economic development in the world, and that includes Brazilian economics. What happens in China influences what happens with everything in Brazil. Pay attention to China to see where Brazil might be headed.

There is no question that China plays an important role in the economy in Brazil. Be mindful of this if you want to invest there. What happens in China is just about as important to Brazil as it is to China itself.

This is because as Igor Cornelsen puts it, China is a major trading partner. He points out that they purchase a lot of raw materials from Brazil, and that makes them critically vital to the success or failure of Brazil.

Bringing Down The Value Of The Currency

It might seem crazy sound that bringing down the value of a currency would be helpful to the economy of the country. Brazil has a very highly valued currency. Bringing down that value to some extent might actually help the economy of Brazil.

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