Few women have made significant business accomplishments in the world, and one of them is Malini Saba. She is an Asian woman who comes from an average family. Saba was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and she relocated to the United States to look for a better life. When she first entered the country, Saba was with her husband who had been admitted to the Standford University. The couple did not have much money, and therefore, the rented a small house near the campus. Malini attended college where she studied business and specialized in finance and investments.
After graduating, she earned more knowledge by consulting professionals such as investment bankers. Saba got ample information on investment, and she decided to venture into businesses in different regions of the world. During her first investment, she faced various challenges including having to battle with corrupt people who wanted to undermine her. Malini made many losses during that time and also lost a lot of time. She, however, did not lose hope and she teamed up with her partners to start other enterprises in different locations. Her primary business is Saban, which is an investment company that has ventured into vast resources such as energy, technology, real estate, and rice fields.
Malini has been investing since the early 90s. Apart from the business undertakings of Saban, which she chairs, Saba is a shareholder in various companies, and they include the Sycamore Networks, Silicon Valley, and Paypal. When she invested in these enterprises, they were all startups, but they have now grown and they offer her significantly high profits.
Saba has always been giving back to the community. His most known charitable activities are dedicated to assisting women. She accomplishes her mission through the Stree: Global Investments in Women, which she is the founder. The organization’s operations cover various parts of the world, and it has been ensuring that women from poor areas transform their lives to become important people who can also assist in developing their communities. Other philanthropic undertakings of Malini include offering a $10 million pledge to help individuals who live in tsunamis affected areas, and she also donated $1 million towards the construction of a church. Her activities show that she is a selfless woman who is not only focused on enhancing herself but also the lives of other people. Malini Saba has a family that she loves and has devoted herself to taking care of it as a mother.
Securus Technologies is committed to being able to provide its customers in the government sector a “one-stop shop” for its technology service needs. That became even more clear with the company’s January 2018 acquisition of GovPayNet, a payment processor with current contract with over 2,300 agencies in 35 states. President and COO of Securus, Bob Pickens, said, “We are very excited to be adding GovPayNet to our portfolio of products.” There is no doubt that the move gives credence to the company’s commitment to be a leader in the payment processing industry. Combined with Securus’ 2015 acquisition of JPay, the company is now capable of processing over 40 million payment annually.
GovPayNet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has been in business since 1997, providing debit and credit payment processing to local governments. Types of payments they process include cash bail, property tax, probation fees, criminal and traffic fines, restitution, child support, and many others.
Securus Technologies is a holding company with over 20 subsidiaries under its domain to include JPay, Telerus, Cara Clinicals, Voice Analytics, and more. They employee over 1,000 people in four offices in Texas and Atlanta Georgia. They have been in business since 1986 and the company is considered a premier provider of technology services like inmate and parole tracking, video conferencing, inmate self service, and a multitude of other services. They provide services to over 3,500 agencies and to over 1.2 million inmates in the United States. The Chief Financial Officer of Securus is Rick Smith.
The article, “The Enduring Sins of Joe Arpaio: Newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Speak Out in Response to Donald Trump’s Pardon of America’s Worst Sheriff” by Stephen Lemons discusses a truth that many Americans are still reeling from, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been pardoned for his blatant violation of sanctions imposed by the Melendres V. Arpaio. This 2007 lawsuit was filed as a result of rampant racial profiling promoted throughout the department in an effort to increase deportation.
Individuals were being stopped illegally based on nothing more than their appearance and harassed. In addition to the 70 million awarded in damages, the court also appointed a monitor and called for an overhaul of practices. Arpaio was found to not be in compliance with this order and was charged with contempt of court.
After he was sentenced, President Donald Trump stepped in and issued a pardon for the former sheriff to the outrage of many individuals. Throughout his tenure with the Maricopa County Police Department, Arpaio had cultivated a very harsh reputation.
Instead of being known as “America’s toughest sheriff”, his original goal, he became known as a corrupt tyrant. His famous tent city solution to overcrowding earned him a national reputation, as inmates were exposed to poor living conditions and there was even a reported spike in suicide rates compared to other counties.
Phoenix New Times creators Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were not afraid to report on Arpaio’s exploits. Their tenacity soon drew the ire of the department and they found their requests for information slowed and their reporters banned from press conferences.
In one such instance of reporting, Lacey and Larkin’s paper was taking a hard look into Arpaio’s land holdings. It became apparent that Arpaio owned a slice of land valued at over 700,000 thousand dollars with a salary of only 78,000 thousand a year. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
It felt very weird that Arpaio was able to afford the slice of land so readily and throughout the course of publication, Arpaio’s, well-known, address was published on the Phoenix New Times’ website. This resulted in a broad subpoena being delivered to Larkin and Lacey which they quickly shared with their readers. To Arpaio, this was the last straw and he ordered his deputies to arrest the media titans in their homes on October 18th, 2007.
The public quickly criticized his actions and the county attorney had no choice but the release Larkin and Lacey soon after their arrest. The outrage quickly mounted, and the two men sued the Maricopa County Police Department. This resulted in a settlement of 3.75 million dollars.
Larkin and Lacey had always been a champion for their readers, so when they received this settlement they knew exactly who should benefit from it, the subject members of the Melendres V. Arpaio case.
Today through the Frontera fund set up by Larkin and Lacey, members of Arizona’s migrant population benefit from well-funded programs that support them in obtaining legal assistance, deportation aid, and even job training. Truly the Frontera fund is a bright spot, after the low blow that is the pardon of Joe Arpaio.
Architecture plays a vital role in our society. It was known to be an art and science as well. It is an art because it is consist of designs and is a science because it involves skills and methods of building a layout of large buildings and infrastructures. An architect is someone who is responsible for the administration and the process of architecture. Since architects are considered relevant, there are organizations which cater to them and their skills.
In the United States, there is an organization that welcomes architects of the state; this professional team is known to be the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It is located in Washington, D.C., where programs for the state’s architects are open to its members. The plans include community redevelopment, education, government advocacy, and public outreach. These programs help improve the reputations of the architects and also show their relevant role in our modern day society.
There was a group of architects who came up with this idea of creating an organization in which aims to the skills and renounce the relevance and importance of architecture and architect as a profession and also as an aid in today’s world.
For an organization to be successful, there is a need for a leader to guide and manage the group. At present, the president and the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects are Robert Ivy. He had a degree in Architecture from the Suwanee: The University of the South and graduated Cum Laude. He also then has a master degree in architecture and graduated from the Tulane University. He was also known to be an editor in a magazine called Architectural Record. Under his leadership in the said literature, the magazine had won and earned publishing awards and citations. These awards and honors include the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, which is considered to be the top award in journalism in the magazine criteria. Robert Ivy also received individual awards as an architect. In 1998, he won the McGraw Hill Award for Management Excellence, and in 2009 he was awarded the Crain Award which is known to be a significant American Business Media award.
At present, there is an average of 90,000 licensed and experienced architects who are on board with the American Institute of Architects. Architects, who are members of the AIA, must follow the code of conduct set by the organization. This allows clients to see the professionalism and dedication of architects and that they have set high standards and in a professional level for every project made.
As much as we are in need of other professions today’s busy and modern society, the need for architects and their skills is as great as any other profession. Because without structures, there will never be a growing and successful world. Learn more:https://siny.org/news/aia_appoints_robert_ivy_a_executive_vice_president_ceo/
There are numerous high-quality schools for the arts in the U.S. These higher-learning institutions are full of talented people and many of these people have gone on to successful careers in television and in film. The Academy ofArt University is no exception to the rule as it has certainly produced a wide range of talent. Formally known as the Academy of Art College, this for-profit school was founded back in 1929. As of today, Academy of Art University has over 12,000 students as well as more than 293 full-time teachers. The numbers are simply astounding.
When it comes to fashion, it would be extremely hard trying to find another platform that is more prestigious than New York Fashion Week. Hosted on an annual basis, this platform provides a stage for the worlds best talent in fashion and arts. The Academy of Art University has certainly represented itself very well here as this is the school’s 21st appearance. In other words, this school has been here 21 consecutive times. For 2017, Academy of Art University did its usual business by raising the stakes. The school put on a show, no pun intended, by showcasing five womenswear lines and two menswear lines. On top of that, there were two amazing collaborations among the team of 10 BFA and MFA graduates. Celebrities as well as fashion insiders got an up close and personal viewing of the next trends in fashion. This is 15 minutes of runway-fame to the highest degree.
The painstaking hours of labor, interns, workshops and classes has finally paid-off. Some of the school’s former graduates also got a chance to show their stuff. This includes Eden Slezin, Hailun Zhou and Dina Marie Lam. All in all, the Academy of Art University came, conquered and executive.
DACA was first conceptualized by the administration of the Obama government. The intention of the Dreamers act of in full the Deferred action for childhood arrivals was a way of protecting migrant children who had been brought to the United States at a tender age by there parents and were now in the later years of there lives where they had already acquired the education in the country but now found themselves in a situation where they could not be legally employed as they lacked the required papers. This was due to the fact that even despite living almost all their lives in the country they were by law illegal immigrants and as such treated as persons who had no legal right to be in the country.
The dreamers as they are commonly referred to have been some of the most outstanding citizens in the country with most of them holding a college education serving in the military and over ninety-five percent are employed and are contributing more than a billion dollars to the country in terms of taxes.
The need to protect dreamers has never been more agent than now when the state of there legality in the country is being put into question daily. One of the strongest opponents of the dreamer’s act is the current Texas attorney general who threatened to move to court to fight for the annulment of the dreamer’s act. He was later joined by other Republican-led states who were also threatening to take action against the dreamer’s act.
The understanding of the dreamer’s act has been elusive to most of them and this is one of the aspects that the Frontera fund wishes to bring up. The Frontera fund has worked with various migrants especially those of Hispanic descent they have a very good understanding of what this act means to those it represents to them it’s more than acts and numbers but rather putting faces to this act.
The Frontera fund continues to fight for the continuation of the act and is lobbying hard for more to be done to protect dreamers as well as pass laws that make their status permanent.
The 2018 midterm elections have taken on a greater level of importance in the coming months as the Democrats look to overcome a Republican majority in both Houses of Congress. End Citizens United, the Political Action Committee dedicated to overturning the divisive Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court in 2010 has announced it is hoping to play a big part in the Midterm Elections in California by placing four of the state’s Republicans on its list of top 20 politicians under threat during the 2018 elections.
Democrats have been looking to the 2018 elections as providing a major period of success for the party after a number of sitting Republican candidates have announced they are not standing for reelection; in other areas of the country controversial figures such as former Sheriff Joe Arpaio have announced their candidacy for election for the Republican party providing the Democrats with greater ambitions in many different states such as Arizona. Among the top twenty political targets for End Citizens United, as they enter the 2018 Midterm season, are the four Republicans, Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher, Darrell Issa, and Duncan Hunter; Hunter is well-known for the problems he is facing with an ongoing investigation into the campaign financing irregularities surrounding his campaign, and End Citizens United’s lacrosse camp.
Formed in 2015, End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller has stated she is seeking a better way of completing the election season in 2018 as the PAC used the 2016 national elections as a testing ground for different messages about bringing an end to the changes developed in campaign financing following the Citizens United decision and traditional Democrat messages; what the PAC discovered was its campaign message about changing campaign financing rules created more positive results in traditionally Republican regions, and their Facebook.
During the announcement of the list of 20 Republicans targeted by End Citizens United, Tiffany Muller explained her belief many of the leading Republicans in California had shown themselves more concerned about the needs of big money donors over those of their constituents. Tiffany Muller also highlighted the issue of major telecommunications companies providing financial donations to the campaign of Representative Issa as the more than $11 million donated to End Citizens United by the end of October 2017 will make the group a major force in the forthcoming Midterm elections.
As the world’s leading leader in the sales of virtual assets in in-game, OPSkins stands out from other virtual trading platforms. Headed by renowned Malcolm CasSelle as its Chief Investment Officer or CIO, OPSkins is also the ranked as the leading bitcoin merchant around the globe.
The company has many clients from around the world who mostly frequent it to transact micro-payments. These transactions would have otherwise proved a challenge due to the complications involved in sending money via other channels. An important thing to note is that as much as OPSkins is the leader in centralized virtual assets trading, it has its challenges and limitations, and Malcolm CasSelle on Facebook.
The limitations that it faces lies in the capabilities that get associated with all centralized technology. With this challenge facing the centralized marketplace, there is need to develop a decentralized marketplace. This move is the actual next step necessary in trading virtual assets.
Currently, OPSkins developers are launching Worldwide Asset eXchange or WAX which will become the new platform for the sale of virtual assets. This new trading platform has been built using blockchain as its primary foundation making it a P2P marketplace that will allow decentralized trading of virtual assets among its users.
Through Wax two of the most significant problems that had faced markets dealing in virtual assets will get eliminated once and for all. The two issues that initially faced virtual trading markets was Fraud and fragmentation. WAX does this by the use of an enabled simple blockchain widget which allows users to purchase and sell off virtual goods instantly. This transaction can be carried out by users without having to log off from their games, and learn more about Malcolm CasSelle.
Malcolm CasSelle heads both OPSkins and WaX. He seats at seat at the helm of the two platforms as its President. These two platforms are the leaders in the sale and purchase of all items used online for video games.
Malcolm CasSelle has had the opportunity to work for CTO as its President and initially worked at SeaChange Int’l and was the SVP and The General Manager at Digital Media. The latter company had bought Timeline Labs which was his company, and https://about.me/casselle.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a medical organization that has the sole mission of fighting cancer. CTCA has a unique philosophy regarding their work; they follow what they call the “mother standard,” which means that they treat every patient as if he or she were family. Because fighting cancer is all they do, they are extremely good at it.
CTCA treats all stages of cancer. They attack cancer directly through surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and other treatments, and they provide therapies to treat symptoms including nausea, pain and fatigue. The professionals at CTCA take the approach that no two cancers are the same in the same sense that no two people are the same, and they customize their approach to the individual patient accordingly. Not only do they treat disease, but they strive to help their patients maintain quality of life.
Doctors and researchers at CTCA are working at the very cutting edge of cancer research. While some of the treatments that CTCA use are directed at destroying cancer, others are directed at boosting the powers of the immune system to fight cancer. At all times, the scientists at CTCA are using the data collected from the organization’s work to attempt to figure out what causes cancer in the first place, contact them.
Currently, CTCA uses precision cancer treatment. This means that they are treating cancer at the molecular level, and it is at this area of research that many advances have taken place recently. Essentially, researchers are using the many technological advances of the 21st Century to outsmart a disease that is extremely smart itself, and read full article.
In today’s world, efficient architecture has become an unavoidable factor in the construction of buildings or structures. Sustainability has become an important factor and goal of architecture in the recent decades considering the environmental impacts and the changed notion of respecting the nature. Green buildings have become a trend across the world and cities are going for a mantra of green structures and sustainability. However, what could be future trends or evolution in the architecture industry? The right institution to answer this question is none other than the American Institute of Architects, a professionally created non-profit association of architects in the United States. The institution has more than 150 years of expertise in regulating the industry and shaping new ideas.
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The CEO of the association, Robert Ivy discussed the changing thoughts and aspirations in the industry. While the initial years were focusing on lighting, the new architects are focused on diverse areas to give the architecture and overall appeal. According to Robert Ivy, a significant number of architects think that the design can improve the health of the inhabitants, especially in cities. Ivy asks people to look at the Central Park properly placed in the New York City. The park has played a major role in changing the congestion in the area of the city and improved the public health significantly with better air supply, an ideal place for walking or running, and more.
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Robert Ivy also notified that each decade comes up with new interests and different themes. For instance, last decade was centered around formalism, whereas current generation looks for more socially engaged solutions. While the former was looking building as objects, the latter is more comprehensive to diverse population needs and hands-on building. Robert Ivy says that architecture plays a significant role in controlling non-communicable diseases as well. For instance, structures that are designed to encourage exercise or physical activity, such walk up stairs, long corridors, and more can help the inhabitants to cope up with heart disease, diabetes, and more. Ivy reminds that this is in addition to the basic design factors of architecture such as fresh air, sunlight, clean water, and more.
Robert Ivy is also a proponent of technology in the architecture ecosystem. This is the reason the AIA decided to sponsor hackathons and developing apps to make more integration with architecture requirements. Ivy thinks that the architecture community is highly familiar with comparative discrimination based on contests as it is part of the life of an architect. Due to that, hackathons are accurately fitting to the mode of architects, and the program is found to be growing in the recent years with works around efficient solutions. The apps give a greater choice to make general audience close to architects through increased interactions.
While Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have primarily focused their efforts on Latinos and other immigrants, they know there are things they can do to make sure other minorities have the help they can use in different situations.
While they know there are different things they can do to make their own foundation better, they do all of it for the good of the community and of the people who they provide their services for. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know they need to be the ones to help.
Oftentimes, people who are in minority groups don’t have anyone who is looking out for them. This is especially common in the Latino group and it can be hard for people to have someone who will give them what they need. 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
It will also be hard for many people to get the help they want as long as they are doing things that could prevent them from making things better for themselves. Looking at the different options they are using, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know their clients will be able to have a better life and that’s what will allow them to keep working toward a better future for everyone.
Since Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know what it is like to go through a civil case and through all the issues that would typically come along with one, they are confident the things they do can actually help people.
In fact, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin knew what it was like to go up against Joe Arpaio. He was one of the hardest sheriffs for minorities to deal with and continues to be someone who they have to look out for even if they are doing things the right way in their lives.
After Joe Arpaio tried to illegally charge Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, he was arrested and was charged with crimes. He did not do things the right way. The problem, though, came when he decided he was going to try and get pardoned for the crimes he did.
He was pardoned and that allowed him to keep trying to harm people. He is now doing the same things again and minorities everywhere are at risk thanks to the issues he has had on his own.
Looking at all of these things has given Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin something to talk about. They constantly warn people about how he is detrimental and how he can bring problems they don’t need.
They also want the people who they help through the Frontera Fund to realize Joe Arpaio is one of the biggest enemies they have.
He wants to bring minorities down and cause issues for people who are in the Latino groups all throughout the United States now instead of just in the county where he was originally working when he arrested Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.