Former Phoenix New Times Co-Owners Start two new Organizations

When Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, two journalists, began to investigate Joe Arpaio and his illegal actions as Sheriff of Maricopa County, the last thing they expect was for the sheriff to send his deputies to their homes to arrest them.

After all, that would be in violation of the first amendment of The Constitution right? That’s exactly what happened;however, when Arpaio sent his officers in unmarked SUVs with Mexican license plates to pull Lacey and Larkin out of their homes.

The hundreds of victims of Arpaio applauded when they heard that Arpaio was finally charged with a crime. Arpaio wasn’t charged with homicide, or enacting unlawful punishments. Arpaio wasn’t even charged with violating the first amendment. The only charge that prosecutors could stick to him was criminal contempt of court. When he was convicted in the Summer of 2017, everyone believe their trials and tribulations with Arpaio were complete. Donald Trump announced, just before sentencing, that he was pardoning the corrupt former sheriff.

Now victims of Arpaio are livid.

“This is the perfect marriage of two corrupt individuals,” said Lacey, one half of the journalist duo that once owned the “Phoenix New Times.” “This is a sheriff who advertised torture and racism.” Lacey added.

Jim Larkin attributed their journalistic efforts to the reason Arpaio decided to violate the constitution. “We were a constant thorn in his said,” Larkin said. “I thin that’s why Michael and I got arrested.”

Larkin concluded. No matter the reason Arpaio had, nothing justifies trying to silence the press.

Some would say that these actions by Arpaio are exactly what Trump likes to see in a politician. Trump, since his presidency began, has been trying to silence the press. Despite Trump’s apparent love for Arpaio, Lacey says the main reason he pardoned Arpaio was to satisfy his dwindling fan-base.

After being hauled from their homes in October of 2007, the two were promptly released. The duo then decided to file a lawsuit against the county. They won a $3.75 million lawsuit.

With the cash, Lacey and Larkin decided to give back to the community they are a part of. Recognizing that Arpaio’s main targets were Hispanics and Hispanic-Americans, Lacey and Larkin created a fundraising effort to assist the people in need in Arizona.

The name of the organization is The Frontera Fund and since its creation has funded dozens of charities including, ACLU of Arizona, 1070, and Can The Border Divide Us?

Of course, The Frontera Fund wasn’t the only organization formed post-settlement. After selling their publication Phoenix New Times, they needed a new paper to speak to their readers. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Their new paper, Front Page Confidential is all about politics and politic wrongdoings. Lacey and Larkin are working to inform readers on politics to enable them to make wise decisions at the voting booth.

Meet The Chainsmokers: An Interview With Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart

The Chainsmokers, a band which recently broke through to the mainstream with the success of the song “Closer,” are more unusual than most people realize. The Chainsmokers are a band comprised of DJs, and because of that, a majority of their songs don’t feature any vocals from themselves. Instead, a majority of their vocals are from others and then mixed in. However, the previously-mentioned “Closer” diverts from this expectation. In “Closer,” Andrew Taggart performs a signifiant singing role alongside Halsey.

Despite the fact that “Closer” subverts the expectations of a “DJ-band” to some extent, the direction of the song is something that The Chainsmokers continue to go forward with. The group wants to “weave intimacy into the genre” and become more familiar and personal with their audience than other similar music groups typically do. Both Andrew Taggar and Alex Pall have interesting thoughts about the upcoming changes and transitions that The Chainsmokers intend to make, and a recent interview of the two by Interview Magazine sheds interesting light into their ambitions.

The interview begins by asking Pall how the two started, which is an interesting question given the amount the two are currently required to collaborate. In response, Pall discussed how he was a DJ for a majority of his early years. During this time, Pall kept “DJing” purely as a side-venture, but his love of it pushed him to pursuing being a DJ full time. Shortly after this commitment, his manager introduced to the Chainsmokers’ other half, Andrew Taggart. In a later question, Pall went on to say that him and Taggart quickly knew what one another “brought to the table.” Essentially, they developed a synergy quick.

Pall was also asked about nature of being a “DJ duo” and the particular challenges that such a role brings on. In response, Taggart described the initial challenge of creating a “DJ sound” that breaks away from other music and possesses an individuality. He also discussed a moment where him and Pall suddenly decided that they no longer wanted to create dance music, and instead began work on music that blends a number of different genres and is free of any strict expectation,

The Chainsmokers hard work manifested in the success of “Closer,” and there is no doubt the band will continue to experience growth as they experiment with different styles of music. The pair that makes up the band is ambitious, and their dedication to doing something special is clear.

Rocketship Education Develops A Better Way Of Building Tomorrows Education Leaders

The link between public education and children falling behind their peers has gained traction with the launch of various charter schools such as the San Jose-based Rocketship Education. These charter schools have a two-fold mission which is to increase the educational opportunities offered to students from all backgrounds and families with various income levels and to teach students and their families about the various opportunities offered to them by the charter school system. Rocketship Education is targeted at low-income families who former San Jose, California public school educators Preston Smith and John Danner believed were being left behind by the traditional system in what was once the gateway city for immigrants arriving in the U.S. from Mexico.

The approach taken by Rocketship Education is that academic and home life are intertwined and every aspect of the life of a student should be aimed towards creating the most successful career possible for the individual student as they pass through the Rocketship Education community. Leaders at Rocketship Education have spent much of their time exploring the opportunities available for them to bring the parents and families of individual students into the community and keep them up to date with the latest advances open to students.

Benefits of the work of Rocketship Education include the ability to develop a new way of living life with more of a focus on the ability to create a brighter future for the community. Even though Rocketship Education is an elementary school program which comes to an end when the students depart for middle school the school system is looking to prepare students for college in the future and provide the best possible base for them to embark on their learning career.

Creating a successful career for the future is one part of the Rocketship Education series of aims but the ability of each family to develop their career in other charter schools results in the individual student having the chance to explore the development of new charter schools. The charter school system has been created on the back of the work of educators and families seeking a better future for their children.

Jose Hawilla: Entrepreneur Success

Nowadays, more and more people are betting on entrepreneur success. Unfortunately, it isn’t for everyone. Most effective entrepreneurs share common work ethics and personality traits. They have perseverance, positive personalities, and a passion for what they are doing. They also start their business in an environmentally friendly location for added achievement.

Great entrepreneurs are driven in their work by their personalities. They want initiative and independence in their careers. It takes working weekends, holidays, and very long hours at their startups. The companies are typically smaller, so it takes a faster reaction when dealing with threats and taking advantage of opportunities. Profitability and operations of the company can decline if the entrepreneur can’t give a quick response. For more details visit LinkedIn.

Entrepreneurs have a different outlook then managers at companies. They work for themselves and therefore take full ownership for what they do. They also have family and personal motivations along with a true dedication to their business. An entrepreneur personality never works well in corporate organizations.

Effective entrepreneurs use good locations for startup companies. The United States is the top country for entrepreneurship according to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Index. Canada comes in second, followed by Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Taiwan, Iceland, and Switzerland. The U.S. offers tax incentives for small businesses and small company loans. Starting a business in the United States gives entrepreneurs more leverage and a better opportunity for success. Check out meioemensagem

Jose Hawilla was born in Sao Paulo. He is a writer, entrepreneur, and a top influential Brazilian man. He owns Traffic, a network of Brazilian newspapers, Rede Globo affiliates, Good Morning Catanduva, Good Morning Marilia, Good Morning Fernandopolis, Good Morning Rio Preto, Bom Dia Bauru, and Rede Bom Dia.

For ten years, Jose Hawilla was employed as a television and radio reporter. He then graduated with a degree in Law and worked as a producer, commentator, and presenter. Some of the opportunities were covering main sporting events such as the World Cup, Olympics, and Formula 1 racing.

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Dr. Saad Saad’s Prolific Career In Medicine

Dr. Saad Saad is originally from Palestine, although he grew up in Kuwait. His parents had eight kids and of them two have a master’s degree, two have Ph.D.s, and three are surgeons. He attended Cairo University and graduated almost 50 years ago with a medical degree. He moved to England in order to do his internship and afterward he moved to America. His medical specialty is pediatric surgery and he is board certified. He says he has four kids and they are now making their livings as a lawyer, ICU nurse, and two of them are surgeons.

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Saad Saad has performed surgery on thousands of children over the course of his professional career. He is also a philanthropist who has gone to Jerusalem eight times on medical missions. During these missions he performs surgeries on poor children for free. For a number of years he practiced at K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune City, New Jersey. He was both the co-medical director as well as the surgeon-in-chief. He recently retired.

When he was growing up, Dr. Saad Saad said that he wanted to be an engineer. Both of his older brothers had entered this occupation and he grew up admiring them. However, being an engineer requires being outdoors which can be really miserable in a country like Kuwait where it often hits 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more. He decided he’d rather work an air-conditioned place instead so he made the decision to be a surgeon.

Before performing surgery Dr. Saad Saad says that he always first reviewed the patient’s entire medical record. He then confirmed exactly what he would be doing during the surgery. He then reviewed each step he would need to perform which as especially important during his complex procedures. He always kept the latest operative pediatric surgical textbook on hand so that he kept up with the latest advances and research in the industry.

While performing surgery Dr. Saad Saad has some rules everyone had to follow. This includes no personal talk at all during the surgery and he didn’t allow loud music as well. He always strived to get a good night of rest before a surgery as well as a good breakfast. He also pushed his staff to do the same. Learn more:

How Mathematician Michael Lacey Worked Magic With Numbers

Mathematics is considered by many to be one of the most difficult subjects one could tackle. One person, however, has excelled in the field of Mathematics for decades and has made some incredible breakthroughs in the field. That person, Michael Lacey, has been one of the most accomplished thinkers in the world of numbers. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

In 1987, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Doctorate degree in Mathematics. Studying under his mentor Walter Philipp, Dr. Lacey’s thesis involved work with Banach Space. While working on a problem involving the law of the iterated logarithm, Mr. Lacey was able to resolve a solution for the logarithm related to empirical characteristic functions.

From there, Michael Lacey took on a postdoctoral position at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as Louisana State University. It was during his time at Chapel Hill that Dr. Lacey was able to provide a proof for Central limit theorem with his mentor Walter Philipp.

The Central Limit Theorem involves independent random variables. And the fact that these independent random variables will fall into a normal distribution.

One example of this theorem put into practice is guessing the results of a set number of coin flips. For instance, if one were to flip a quarter one hundred times, the distribution of heads and tails would most likely be fifty results for heads and fifty results for tails.

After proving the central limit theorem, Michael Lacey found himself at Indiana University.

While at the university, Dr. Lacey continued his mathematical research which included a variety of subjects including work with the bilinear Hilbert transform. This important post-doctoral work helped cement the reputation of Dr. Lacey.

After Indiana Univerity, Dr. Lacey accepted a position at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he remains today. During his time at Georgia, Mr. Lacey received a Guggenheim Fellowship and was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Today, Michael Lacey is considered one of the preeminent Mathematicians in the United States.

Shafik Sachedina

Most of the services taken in the Jamati institution are done on a voluntary basis. Dr Shafik Sachedina has taken a role as the Head Of Department, HOD, of Jamati institution. In this position, it is his responsibility to coordinate the activities of the Ismaili community institutions as well as act as the interface between the Ismaili communities in Central Asia and the Aga Khan Development Network programmes.

In as much as his appointment to this new position is by the Aga Khan, it is not constitutional. And as result, he does not give directives to the Ismaili institutions; he only coordinates their activities to ensure that they are in line with the directives given by the Aga Khan. He also coordinates their budgets to ensure that they are on track as per the directives given.

The Aga Khan has a long standing tradition of fostering understanding between the Ismaili community and other communities and religions. One of the ways in which this goal is achieved is through the Institute of Ismaili studies. This institution offers studies that foster understanding to all communities regardless of their religious or social standing. It is also a place where members of the Ismaili community come together to learn about their history and culture.

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Shafik Sachedina has a passion for serving the community. He has served in many voluntary capacities other than being the HOD of the Jamati Institution. He has served as the president of the Ismaili Council, been a member of the Aga Khan Development Network committee and the Chairman of FOCUS. Currently, he is part of the Aga Khan’s secretariat.

His passion to serve is seen not only in the voluntary positions he takes to serve the community, but also in his care for the elderly. He is the founder and owner of Sussex Healthcare; a group of homes that offer care for the elderly and adults who have learning a physical learning disabilities. They offer world class services to their clients to allow them interact better with their environment. Sussex is also known to be one of the best employers, giving its employees much needed training and benefits that are competitive in the market.

Shafik Sachedina’s interest in founding this health care facility was fanned by the entrepreneurial skills he had acquired during his practice as a dentist. After practicing as a dentist for years, he developed an interest to invest in the entrepreneurial sector of medicine. This saw him open his own practice and later Sussex Healthcare.