James “Big Jim” Larkin

James “Big Jim” Larkin, notable activist and union man, was born on January 28, 1876 to impoverished Irish parents in the slums of Liverpool, England. He had almost no education, and instead started working young to support the family and was apprenticed at 14 after the death of his father. He eventually became a foreman at the Liverpool docks.

He married Elizabeth Brown, and had at least two sons, James Larkin Junior and Denis Larkin. Big Jim soon grew tired of the working conditions and joined the National Union of Dock Labourers, and in 1907 founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union.

An intense Marxist, he wanted all Irish industry workers to join the union. His founding principles of the union sound standard today, but were revolutionary at the time: 8 hour workdays, pensions for 60 year old’s, suffrage, and nationalizing infrastructure and transportation.

1912 was a busy year for Big Jim, collaborating with James Connolly to form the Irish Labour Party, which they used to organize several strikes, where over 100,000 workers successfully went on strike for eight months. Big Jim is immortalized addressing a crowd during this time on O’Connell Street in Dublin, where his statue still attracts tourists today. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml and http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/big-jim-larkin-hero-and-wrecker/

His success stalled with the 1913 lockout, where many of the 400 employers of Dublin locked out union workers. He forged on, to the United States in 1914 while still remaining apart of the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. He attempted and failed at starting a public speaking career, and eventually became a German agent.

He was tasked with disrupting war related industries in the United States, and either failed or refused to do so. He eventually joined the New York Socialist Party, which resulted in his arrest and conviction in 1919 of “Criminal Anarchy”. In 1923, he was pardoned and summarily deported to England, where he began a downward spiral and eventually separated from his wife.

He began slandering Irish Transport and General Workers Union leadership, which lead to his ejection in 1924, and the new Workers Union of Ireland to be formed a few short months later, starting a battle of Unions in Dublin.

As the decades hearkened on, he became a much calmer soul as he worked with the labour movement until his death on January 30, 1947.

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Inmate Illegal Cell Phone Usage Thwarted By New Securus Technology

Mr. Robert Johnson has been working for Securus Technologies in a unique position for a while now. Robert is a former corrections officer who works to help discover and prevent the use of illegal cell phones within the prison system. This is a mission that Mr. Johnson takes seriously. In 2010 Mr. Johnson was a corrections officer who was responsible for stopping contraband from entering the prisons. At the beginning of March 2010, Mr. Johnson stopped contraband, valued at $50,000, from reaching the intended inmate. By the end of March 2010, Mr. Johnson was fighting for his life after a home invader shots him six times. It was discovered that the inmate who never received his contraband authorized the hit with an illegal cellphone and made payment on a reloadable money card.


Seven years later, Robert has pulled through his ordeal, and has become a man on a mission with regards to stamping out illegal cell phones within the prison system. Case in point, nine month old Kendarius Edwards was shot and killed while in his mother’s arms because three brothers, who were incarcerated, had a disagreement with the uncle and ordered the hit from prison. This could have been prevented if the institution had the wireless containment system that Securus Technologies provides.


Wireless Containment services are the latest technology services that Securus had been providing their clients. In March of 2017, the regulations regarding third party wireless monitoring have loosened a bit which means that the internet service providers are responsible for working closer with inmate communications providers. In turn, companies such as Securus are able to employ this Wireless Containment Solutions (WCS) by intercepting any unauthorized wireless signal inside the facility and “capturing” the outgoing call. After capturing the signal, WCS will not send the signal on and render the illegal cell phone useless. Securus has captured over 1.7 million illegal communication attempts.


This can be very good news for facilities across the nation. For example, at Evans Correctional Institute there was a short viral video leaked by an active inmate, Jose Rivera that was 3 1/2 minutes long. This was not Rivera’s first internet posting while incarcerated. If the facility had WCS, this could have been prevented and management was luck it was not worse. Securus Technologies has a very good track record of providing technology to increase the safety and security for facilities, inmates, and family members. Securus oversees 3400 facilities and 1,200,000 inmates daily and specializes in: biometric analysis, emergency response, incident and information management, and inmate self service. To read more about this technology, please click here.

Bradesco Contemplating The Appointment Of Its Fifth CEO

Apart from Amado Aguiar, who rose to the chairmanship and presidency of Banco Bradesco SA by virtue of being the founder of the bank, the three other CEOs of Bradesco, the second largest private bank in Brazil, were appointed from within the bank’s talent pool. Evidently, Bradesco has replicated the trend in the appointment of the bank’s chairpersons. So far, Bradesco has had three chairmen: Aguiar, Lazaro de Mello Brandao, and the current chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco was named the chairman of Bradesco on October 11, 2017, when Brandao resigned after serving the bank for over 74 years. Luiz Carlos Trabuco is also the CEO of the Osasco based Bradesco. The 91-year-old Brandao was the CEO of Bradesco starting in 1981 to 1999. While serving as the president of the bank, Bradesco appointed him the chairman of the board of directors in 1991. Both of Brandao’s appointments as president and chairman of Bradesco were made to succeed Aguiar. After eight years of juggling the responsibilities of the presidency and chairmanship, Brandao stepped down as the CEO of Bradesco in 1999 on folha.uol.com.br. Marcio Cypriano took over the presidency of the bank. Meanwhile, Brandao was freed to concentrate fully on discharging his responsibilities as the chairman of the bank. The chairman of the bank represents the Bradesco Foundation which is the controlling shareholder of Bradesco.

Read more: Bradesco to Choose Board Member as New President, says Trabuco

But Luiz Carlos Trabuco, 66, may not double up as CEO and chairman of Bradesco for a substantive period like Brandao or Aguiar as his tenure as CEO will elapse when he turns 67. In fact, if the abolished Bradesco’s bylaws were in place, Luiz Carlos Trabuco would have already stepped down as the laws indicated that Bradesco’s CEOs should not be more than 65 years. However, Bradesco will not wait until Luiz Carlos Trabuco leaves the office for the management to start scouting for a new chief executive officer. For a smoother transition of leadership at the bank, Luiz Carlos Trabuco will resign in March as CEO, and a new CEO will immediately assume office. Presently, the bank’s leadership is burning the midnight oil in an attempt to identify a new CEO.

But pundits believe that Bradesco should have an easy time selecting a new CEO as the bank is considering only a handful of its high-ranking employees. Some leaders thought to be in the list of Bradesco’s “potential CEOs” include André Rodrigues Cano, Octavio de Lazari, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, Josué Augusto Pancini, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, Alexandre da Silva Gluher, and Mauricio Machado de Minas. The seven made it to the list because of the leadership positions they currently hold. Cano is in charge of the human resources department, Lazari is the president of Bradesco Seguros while Noronha is the head of Bradesco BBI. Pancini oversees Bradesco’s branch network and its high-income segment. Abreu, Gluher, and Minas are responsible for Bradesco’s lending department, risk analysis, and IT departments respectively.

The announcement by Bradesco that Luiz Carlos Trabuco would be the new chairman did not surprise many. Even before Brandao resigned, pundits expected that Luiz Carlos Trabuco would succeed Brandao. Luiz Carlos Trabuco draws admiration and respect not only from Bradesco but also the entire banking industry and even from politicians. Some years back, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was former president Dilma Rousseff’s choice for the ministry of finance according to folha.uol.com.br. Although the gesture from Rousseff was alluring, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, against the expectations of many, declined the offer. The statement from Luiz Carlos Trabuco was clear: he was, still is, unwilling to leave Bradesco, a place that nurtured his professional growth. As the bank scouts for a new CEO, Bradesco’s management and shareholders are confident in Trabuco’s leadership.

See: https://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,prisao-dos-irmaos-batista-nao-impactam-risco-da-jbs,70001996105

Omar Boraie Helps New Brunswick Thrive

The company Boraie Development LLC and its president Omar Boraie are the main reason why New Brunswick, New Jersey is the living and thriving metropolis that is today.

Omar Boraie has wanted to create New Brunswick after the European cities that he fell in love with during his travels. When he arrived back in the United States and explained this vision to corporate leaders, they only laughed at his dream. While these were bright businessmen, they were not visionaries like Omar Boraie. They cannot see into the future the way he could. However, now that four decades of past, Omar Boraie has proved them all wrong.

According to Boraie.com, Omar Boraie has used his real estate company, Boraie Development LLC, to build up New Brunswick to become a hotbed of activity. During the last three decades, he has invested $150 million into the city so that it could begin attracting businesses and jobs. These investments have built up both commercial and residential sectors in the city’s real estate. You will never find this on the company’s official website, but when you look at the article on NJbiz.com, you’ll discover that Omar Boraie has not kept single penny of profit from this $150 million worth of investments.

Sam Boraie knew that if New Brunswick were to grow, he would need to accomplish four goals. He would need to make New Brunswick a place where families would like to build a home. He would need to bring businesses to the area to create jobs. He would need to keep the current businesses staying in the city. Lastly, he needed to bring professional services so that New Brunswick was a robust community.

Omar Boraie was able to create a community atmosphere in many ways. One way was by partnering with Central Jersey Working Moms. Omar Boraie donated to them so that they could provide the community with seven nights of free Disney animated movies to the community.

Omar Boraie also spent time making New Brunswick more appealing to businesses. He did this by building class A real estate office space. This was so that counselors, psychiatrists, doctors, and lawyers would all have the appropriate office space they needed. For more details visit Bloomberg.

He then wprked with corporations in the area, such as Johnson and Johnson, to stay in the community so that they could provide jobs. This helped New Brunswick become a more robust area.

Lacey and Larkin Do Not Plan on Losing

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the owners of Village Voice Media. Through Village Voice Media they report current news in the Maricopa County through the Phoenix News Times. One person who has consistently appeared in the Phoenix News Times is the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has dubbed himself America’s Toughest Sheriff, has committed many atrocities against the Latino community, and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have blown the lid on his entire operation.

Through the Phoenix New Times, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were able to report how Sheriff Joe Arpaio was able to turn the Maricopa County Police Department into his own personal army.

It all began when Sheriff Joe Arpaio systematically looked through the human resource files and fired every police officer who refused to engage in racial profiling. He then filled their positions with police officers who were more than willing to specifically target Latinos or Hispanics.

After this, he created a reward system that gave police officers monetary bonuses for bringing in illegal immigrants.

The next thing they reported on was how he was solely responsible for an innocent family’s home being burnt the ground. He had a tip that most police officers would say did not come from a trustable source. However, he went with his gut and ordered for the SWAT team to move in on this home because it was allegedly a drug cache.

Of course, they found no drugs in this Hispanic home, but because the raid went awfully wrong, the home burned to the ground. Sheriff Joe Arpaio prevented the family from calling the fire department by detaining them and putting them into the cop cars.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was also responsible for the death of an unborn child. One of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s favorite ploys was to detain illegal immigrants and then underneath the law of the state of Arizona deny them medical care.

He did this with a woman who was pregnant and in her third trimester. Unfortunately, she was really an American citizen, but because he would not listen to her and look up for information, the child died needlessly.

These were just some of the evils that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported on to the Phoenix News Times. When Joseph Arpaio heard this on the radio, he called his police force together to come up with a way to silence these two men.

He gathered together several unmarked black SUVs, which was in violation of Arizona law, and under the cover of darkness burst into the homes of these two men and threatened to arrest them if they did not hand over the evidence. Of course, they refuse to do so and then were illegally detained.

This illegal detention would give the men the grounds they needed to file a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Police Department. In the end, they will be awarded a settlement of $3.75 million which started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

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How Dr. David Samadi Became One Of The Top Urologists In The United States

Dr. David Samadi is a surgeon and urologist who has practiced in more than 40 countries. He is an expert at using advanced surgical robots that assist him in the surgical room. In the past he was the host of a popular weekend tv show that was focused on medical issues. The type of surgery he most often performs is on men who have developed prostate cancer.

While Dr. David Samadi was successful at the beginning of his career, it was his going to Franch to study how they performed urologic surgery that really advanced his career. He learned their method which was to use laparoscopic technology while performing these types of operations. He spent a year in Creteil with other skilled surgeons who taught him everything they knew.

Having been born in Iran, after the Iranian Revolution he left the country as a teenager as he was Persian Jew and so in danger. Just he and his brother were able to leave and eventually they ended up in New York. He attended Roslyn High School and then earned his bachelor’s degree. It was a the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that he learned the knowledge he needed to become a urologist.

In 2007, Dr. David Samadi came up with a completely new way of doing surgery using advanced robotic techniques. Commonly, these types of surgeries have a number of bad effects as they damage the nerves. His new technique does not hurt the nerves and so these side effects are avoided. He patented this technique in 2008.

For four years, Dr. David Samadi was the host for Sunday Housecall. This Fox Network show was a popular source of information about advances in the field of medicine. He and other experts also answered the health questions of callers into the show.

Dr. David Samadi now practices at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He is the Chief of Robotic Surgery and is also the Chairman of the Urology department. Over the course of his career he has completed over 7000 robotic prostate surgeries. Over 80% of his patients are able to regain full sexual function which is a very good stat in the industry. Additionally, almost 90% of his patients end up cancer free after he has performed surgery on them.

Dr. David Samadi info: health.usnews.com/doctors/david-samadi-3908

Adam Milstein’s great acts of philanthropy

Adam Milstein, who participated in founding of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, is a popular philanthropist. The American-Israeli activist has been doing charitable acts over the years in support of various organizations that strive to bring together the people of Israel and USA together. He works hard to mend the relationship between Israel and the US, facilitating improvements of economic activities between the two states. Adam’s efforts have yielded fruits and through him, trading activities are beginning to establish grounds.

Adam Milstein heads the Israeli-American Council which he also participated in founding. Apart from holding the chairperson position in the council, he also holds various top positions in organisations such as the Jewish Founders Network, Israel on Camp Coalition, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) National Council, and StandWithUs. Adam with the help of his wife, Gila, has established agencies like the SifriyatPijamaB’America. This particular organization focuses on the provision of free books which hold important teachings about Jewish values to the Jewish lot that is located in the USA. The books influence the over seventy Jewish families in the United States of America.

When doing his philanthropic duties, Adam Milstein operates with the Milstein Family Foundation together with its many members to make significant and lasting changes to the Jewish Community. He does this through the provision of monetary funds and technical support to the non-profit organisations that seek to give both financial and moral support to Jewish communities. Some of these agencies help children go through adulthood transformations and provide them with the guidelines they need to become better people in life and to know more

Adam’s success can be attributed to his triumph in the real estate sector where he has invested and prospered. He attained his education in finance at the Technion where he got a degree in Business and Economics. He also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Israel continues to become a better place under the influence of Adam Milstein. His name is among the people who have succeeded in transforming the Jewish people in the United States of America as well as in Israel.

Susan McGalla Says Business Promotions Are Not About Being A Woman

Susan McGalla has over 30 years in the retail and business consulting industries that she has spent in executive leadership and coming up with new marketing innovations. Despite the fact that there are few women leading the kind of companies that she has, McGalla is not one to think of her promotions as a victory for women. She has been asked about it by various media publications in Pittsburgh, and every time she always tells them that her accomplishments are those of a person, not of a woman. It may have shocked the local media that she does not think of those accomplishments through the gender lens, but it’s because she says she was taught as a young girl that nothing would be earned by her being a woman.

Susan McGalla grew up in a small western Ohio town and got her bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College. She started her professional career at the now defunct Joseph Horne Company where she picked up quickly on merchandising operations and became adept at management. In 1994, she joined American Eagle Outfitters where she started as a local merchandising manager, but then joined the corporate team and took over regional merchandising operations. She helped launch several new fashion lines and became very respected at her position that soon she moved up to the company executive board and became president of the entire company. She spent a total of 16 years at the company and after stepping down helped start several other marketing consulting companies.

McGalla is a partner at HFF Inc., a Pittsburgh real estate brokerage and the current CEO of P3 Executive Consulting. She has also served with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and works with the Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute and Foundation. She also speaks at various business forums.



ClassDojo Application Applauded By Numerous Educational Facilities

Education technology is in the recent past one tangible investment that entrepreneurs are looking keenly into. Edtech investments are aimed to make learning more easier and fun, to all relevant stakeholders. Edtech has been reported to make great progress since 2015 and still very hopeful about 2017, considering the several startups in the market such as Classcraft, Nearpool, ClassDojo, among others.

These technologies have been aimed to change the traditional face of education to interesting online learning platforms both for the kids and the teachers. The success of edtech investments is traceable back to this factor as well as thorough testing, to ensure they are up to the task, before being released into the market for use by the educators and kids.

While investing in the education technology may seem like an existing ready market, most investors may fail to impress due to their lack of understanding of what exactly the educators and the kids need. It goes without saying that teachers understand best what works best in schools and thus the best people to engage before venturing into the investment. This is well evident with ClassDojo application, which has made communication among teachers, students and parents very easy and possible. ClassDojo has been able to provide solution to the existing communication problem in schools, where teachers and parents lacked a communication platform, to discuss the student’s progress without having to schedule for a meeting. Due to this factor, ClassDojo app has been embraced by several schools in US.

ClassDojo has also been rigorously tested, with the founders committing to work with edtech accelerators and make frequent interactions with teachers, students and parents throughout product designing.

Having a good education technology is an awesome thing, but can’t be great without an implementation plan at hand. Though schools all over can easily have access to internet, adopting a new technology has never been easy not only for educators but for everyone. ClassDojo has largely been adopted by schools, due to their consistent support to educators, who are still adapting to the functionality of the application.

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Nick Vertucci Changes the Game for Real Estate Investors

Nick Vertucci talks to a lot of people about real estate. He knows what it takes to build a successful real estate investing portfolio, and he urges others that have desire for knowledge to consider his seminars. One of the best things that people can do when they get connected to a professional real estate investor like Nick Vertucci is absorb the knowledge.

He knows the things that are going to help people make better decisions when it comes to investing your money. Everyone is not going to be completely engaged in all the things that it takes to build up a house, but Nick Vertucci can help people realize the things that they can do on their own.

All work does not have to be contracted out. This is one of the things that Nick Vertucci places a heavy emphasis on. He believes that people that buy homes at low cost will be able to gain a whole lot more money if they also take the time to do some of the repair work themselves.

Nick knows a lot about real estate, and he is well aware of all the possibilities that can come when a person takes time to take inventory of their own skills. More investors are able to build a better real estate portfolios because they know how to improve things about a home. Once a person invests in real estate they need to be able to do the things that are necessary to turn the project around so it can be sold quickly.

It is all about getting access to the home and doing the renovations in order to move to the next project. The thing that Nick has done that has helped him stand out in the real estate world is create opportunities for people from different walks of life to gain a better advantage on real estate investing. Nick knows about a lot of opportunities that people are able to discover if they become familiar with real estate. This is why he puts much effort into educating investors that want to know more.