Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin protest release of Arpaio

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are some of the victims of the action of rogue former Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio. They were arrested at night by hooded people who were wearing police attire, placed in the back of police cars and taken to separate jails both operated by the sheriff.

Joe Arpaio had set up his prisons where he would subject people who disagreed with to torture. Lacey and Larkin were arrested on instructions of Joe Arpaio after they exposed a grand jury subpoena that required the police to extract information about a reporter employed by a media house owned by Lacey and Larkin.

The Phoenix media reporter had revealed that the Joe Arpaio was involved in activities that amounted to corruption. He had real estate investment which he secretly owned. The real estate investments were worth over $750,000. The net worth was far more than what he was earning. His salary in a year was coming to about $78,000.

Unless he was engaged in other illegal deeds, there was no way he would be able to have such property of high value. Something was not right the reporter concluded. The reports were made public by the media house sparking off outrage from the man. He banned the media house from attending his press conferences and even denied them the right to access county documents.

Michael and Jim have condemned the acts of human discrimination which were meted against the immigrants by the Sheriff. They took the case to court where they claimed the sheriff had denied them their rights. On top, they proved that he was involved in actions which amounted to human rights violations. The courts found out that it was indeed true that their rights were ignored and as such, they were awarded compensation of $3.7 million.

Lacey and Larkin vowed to use the money to stop other people like Arpaio from getting nowhere near power. With the compensation money they earned, they started a foundation known as Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. The foundation is meant to fight any discrimination that may be meted out to any immigrant in the county.

Lacey and Larkin have been funding groups that support causes that will protect human rights. So far they can proudly say that they have sponsored quite a good number of organizations in the county. With the pardon of Joe Arpaio, the two have dedicated to pushing the matter until he is taken back to courts for prosecution.

Lacey and Larkin have been activist for the last four decades. They dropped out of Arizona State University in protest to discrimination of immigrant students in the university. They started a media house known as Village Voice media to highlight the wrongs which were being committed in the society.

They have vowed to make a comeback in the media industry and activism so that Arpaio case is taken back to the courts. They disagree with President Trump that Arpaio did nothing wrong. Although Trump and Arpaio share the same views regarding immigration, it is wrong to release someone who has weighty matters on his shoulders like Arpaio.

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Master Architect: Robert Ivy, CEO/EVP AIA

Design is one way through which the health of human beings can be taken care of. According to Robert Ivy, the Executive Vice president and CEO of American Institute of Architects, it is time design was incorporated into healthy living. As human beings, we spend quite a considerable amount of time inside buildings either resting or working. So, this is one area where we cannot do without as a people. We must think how these buildings affect our lives because definitely, they are affecting us, it is only that we may not know about it. If we incorporate healthy living in design work, there is a high probability that we will have safer living or working environment.
 
As CEO, Robert Ivy is advising professionals in the design industry to pay more concentration on how they can use their knowledge to solve the problems that people are going through. Most of the challenges we go through as human beings are from lifestyle settings that sometimes we have an idea and sometimes we have no ideas about. Robert Ivy as an architect is concerned that design work has a lot it can contribute to healthy living, but many professionals have not realized that. There are a few ongoing projects in that are trying to use design as a way of reducing health problems in human life.

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According to Robert Ivy, it is the time that professional in the design industry stopped competing for the limited opportunities in general construction and focused more on design work in other industries. To him, the health industry is just one of the fields that need to the input of professional designers. Designers can assist in the building of medical facilities in a way that patient will not have trouble moving around, or they will not feel lonely when on the facilities.
 
Already there is a project in Seattle which is addressing this issue. The Seattle Children Hospital expansion project has been done in such a way that the environment in the hospital is inspiring to the little children. The design has included educative material which will make children think deeply about the things they are seeing. The design has also incorporated a sense of humor which children can relate to.
 
There is also another ongoing project that is looking into the relationship between lighting and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have noticed that sleep disruption for people suffering from this condition has something to do with lighting. Researchers are hoping that they could come up with a lighting design recommendation that will help victims of this condition to live a better life.
 
About Robert Ivy
 
Robert Ivy is the CEO of AIA. He has also held other positions such as being the senior editor of Architectural Records. In this organization, he left after making 33 publications both in digital and print media. He has been labeled “Master Architect” by the Alpha Rho Chi magazine for his contributions to the industry. He won many awards including Crain Awards.

Find more about Robert Ivy: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia 

The Right Choice for the Customer

The world is filled with intimidating issues, one of which has always been money and acquisition of money in order to pay debts. When you decide to pay a company for a service rendered you need to make sure that you can pay your bills on time, otherwise, there will be consequences for your actions. Such is the case with the current situation at Securus Technologies, an information technology and security company that has recently decided to purchase a financial company in order to provide more payment options for their customers. Most of Securus customers are inmates or families of inmates in the prison system. These individuals use Securus innovations, more specifically a video chat interface, to openly communicate with loved ones. This technology allows them to bypass unwanted security checks and makes the entire visitation process easier and more personal. Unfortunately, many of these customers are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and may not have an active bank account or credit card to make their payments on time. In order to stop this problem and offer their customers more support, GovPayNet was purchased for their expertise.

 

GovPayNet has had a presence online for a while now and has assisted other online storefronts with the option of different payment methods for customers. Instead of the basic credit card payment model, GovPayNet supports PayPal, Bitcoin, pre-paid credit cards, electronic checks, and other more flexible payment methods. This is great news for Securus customers as they will soon have many more options available to them so that they can make their payments on time once more.

 

It is not known when this buyout will officially commence, but when it does Securus customers will be able to sigh in relief. For more information on Securus Technologies please click the following link: https://vimeo.com/securustechnologies

 

How Louis Chenevert Kept UTC Up

It is true that Louis Chenevert is hailed by many in the corporate world as a legendary businessman. He earned this wonderful title due to his marvelous work at United Technologies Corporation. When he was hired as their chief executive officer, it was at the time of the great global recession. He single-handedly was able to raise the stock from $37 to $117 a share. Not only did this make several people millionaires many times over, but it solidified him as one of the business greats.

Louis Chenevert recently stepped down from the position of chief executive officer at United Technologies Corporation. As is the tradition, they held a celebration ceremony in his honor. During that time, the executive team came forward one by one and told of the many wise business practices that Louis Chenevert did to help United Technologies Corporation become number one in Canada.

The first executive spoke on how Louis Chenevert was able to prepare United Technologies Corporation for the new environmentally friendly world. He knew was only a matter of time before the Canadian government passed stricter regulations upon the airline industry. Prior to those new government regulations coming into effect, Louis Chenevert was able to lower both water consumption and carbon emissions on their own personal aircraft. He also accomplished this on the parts produced by the company. When Canada finally passed their laws, UTC was one of the only companies that was able to compete.

The second executive spoke on how Louis Chenevert was capable of stabilizing the company even during the time when they were facing deficits in profit. He offset these deficits by purchasing other companies and using their profits to offset the loss at United Technologies Corporation. Some of those companies were Pratt & Whitney, Otis, and their competitor, Goodrich. Though these acquisitions cost the company around $18 billion, they raised the worth of that company to $68 billion.

The third executive spoke on how Louis Chenevert was able to decrease spending in the United Technologies Corporation which saved them over $150 million per year. That is no chump change.

Waiakea Water – Above and Beyond

Having access to bottled water is a luxury for some, and a must-have for others, where clean drinking water is not a reality. Hawaii is known for its health-conscious culture, Aloha Spirit, and an abundance of natural wonders. It comes as no surprise then, that they have produced Waiakea bottled water, a product that stands out from the crowd.

Bottled water companies all use a tagline to sell their product. These can range from the filtering process, unique PH levels, or naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. So finding out what makes Waiakea Water stand out from the crowd is a good place to start.

Waiakea means “broad waters.” The Aloha culture has been blended into the product, which as we’ll soon learn, means that it is healthy and nature conscious. The beauty of this water is its natural filtration system. Waiakea water is bottled after being filtered through 14,000 ft of volcanic rock as it trickles down the lava slopes and natural lava tubes of the Mauna Loa volcano. It is a completely natural and organic process, handled by mother nature herself.

Waiakea Water takes the art one step further by packaging their water in 100% recyclable, degradable bottles. An average plastic bottle, of which there are thousands littering the surface of the ocean, take roughly 1,000 years to degrade. A Waiakea Water bottle, on the other hand, will return to the environment in about 15 years. That’s over 70X’s faster than conventional plastic! These bottles are less likely to ever make it to the ocean, as 100% recyclable plastics are far more likely to be processed correctly.

Waiakea water is healthy for mind, body, and spirit. It is produced naturally, designed to protect nature and is an organic source of volcanic, purified H20. If there is ever a reason to choose one brand over another, Waiakea Water provides excellent reasons to do so. It is a choice that benefits not only the consumer but everyone on this planet as well.

Maintain Your Youth with Jeunesse

In an effort to help people all over the world preserve the youth they still have and reacquire what they’ve lost, Jeunesse is a beauty and health products company that prides itself on distributing a nine-point regimen known as the Youth Enhancement System (Y.E.S.) that aims to reverse age-related ills and help you regain your vitality and youthful glow once more. Created by two spry entrepreneurs, Wendy and Randy, the highly successful company was born on Sept. 9, 2009 at exactly 9 p.m. to emphasize the idea of human longevity. Their product lines have taken off, and many stories have been added to the legacy of Jeunesse: the company that figured it out.

The Nine Steps

The biggest selling point of Jeunesse is its Y.E.S. program, which consists of nine product categories that break into smaller sub-products that are all aimed at a specific treatment. Keep in mind that Jeunesse doesn’t claim to prevent or treat any specific illness or disease with their products; rather, they aim to restore the healthful condition of the human body that’s lost to years of free radical exposure and toxin buildup. While it sounds like it’s geared strictly for the older audience, this isn’t the case: Y.E.S. is also a wonderful solution for people in their 20’s who want to seize their opportunity early on.

Of note is the fact that each product category is applied differently in practice. While other companies try and stick with a consistent regimen across every offering in a bundle, Jeunesse provides a system that’s deceptively inconvenient but is actually quite effective when you stick with it. For example, some products involve topical application to reduce wrinkles, lines and pockmarks while other products involve protein powders, supplement capsules and canned juice. Many of their offerings also introduce proprietary formulas that do everything from boost your immune system, saturate the body with antioxidants, trim fat and tone muscles, accelerate mood, improve sleep and even sharpen focus on the daily.

Although you’re recommended to try the whole package, you can also pick up the individual products separately.