Jason Hope- Investor and Entrepreneur in Internet Technology

Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and futurist based in Scottsdale Arizona. He grew up in Tampa and attended Arizona State University graduating with a degree in finance. He has an MBA from ASU W.P. Carey School of Business. As an active philanthropist, he focuses on biotechnology, education, and scientific research on diseases cure. He has worked with different organizations including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix. He pledged 500,000 dollars to SENS foundation in December 2010. This is a non- profit organization that works to develop, ensure and promote widespread access to rejuvenated biotechnologies that deal with age-related diseases.

He has a passion for and a clear understanding of technology and uses his insight to foretell the future of technology. Based on current trends, Jason Hope believes that The Internet of Things (IoT) may be a vital player in the future of modern society as there is a growing number of devices that are becoming connected. His insights on technology help entrepreneurs manage and capitalize on technology in the future.

Jason Hope is also a frequent writer of and reviewer of the latest tech trends. According to him, the Internet of Things is the greatest new wave of improvement to hit the tech industry. The IoT refers to technology that allows various devices used in daily life to sync and connect with each other. These devices include kitchen appliances, street lights electronic devices and cars. When devices connect this way, it gives them the ability to use the same network and increase efficiency. This will completely change the way businesses are conducted as many of the world’s largest corporations will adapt to this new advanced technology.

According to Jason Hope, smart technology will be a convenient and simpler option for many consumers and might become the only way forward in a few years. This new tech will also save time for people as one could do simultaneous things at a go in their day to day lives like the morning routine. This will also improve the infrastructure and security sector as it will become easier to monitor and collect artificial intelligence data. Hope gives advice to entrepreneurs stating that it’s important for them to stick to one project till its completion. He also states that it’s important to look at the end result and not to stress on the smaller details.

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Lacey & Larkin vs. Maricopa County

No one wins when a corrupt man sits in a position of power. For co-founders of Phoenix News and Village Voice Media, a corrupt sheriff nearly ruined their lives. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were reporting a local sheriff named Joe Arpaio, which led Arpaio to cross the line.

In 2007, Arpaio had Lacey and Larkin arrested. They had proof that he’d been using federal power to confiscate reporters’ notes that were about him. Such a story drew the attention of millions, making Arpaio very angry. In his attempt to shut the story down, he cost Maricopa County $3.75 million during a lawsuit filed by Lacey and Larkin.

Worse than Arpaio’s actions toward Lacey and Larkin was his blatant use of power to get what he wanted. He not only wanted any and all notes containing information about himself, he wanted New Times to reveal the identity of any citizen that had read the articles published online.

That is not only a violation of Lacey and Larkin’s rights as reporters, but violates the rights of their readers. Lacey and Larkin are very adamant in their belief in the First Amendment. After winning the suit, they donated their money to several pro-migrant organizations in Arizona.

Their love for Mexican emigrants really comes from reporting on the abuse that Sheriff Arpaio caused. While everyone else in Arizona ignored the sheriff’s wrongdoings, New Times gave him nothing but their devoted attention, which he hated. Read more; Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

All New Times did was talk about how bad of a sheriff he really was. They showed people his true colors, which led him to go after the company. When it comes to their arrest, it was more like a kidnapping. They were pulled from their homes, placed in unmarked SUVs with Mexican license plates, and driven to separate jails.

Michael Lacey wasn’t born in Arizona like Jim Larkin. Lacey is an east-coast boy who grew up in Newark, NJ. He moved to Arizona in the 60s to attend college, but that didn’t work out. He dropped out and began working as a reporter.

Jim Larkin is an Arizona native, Phoenix to be exact. He also attended Arizona State but dropped out. That’s when he met Lacey, and the two began working together. Together, they built one of the most recognizable media conglomerates in the country.

After their suit was settled, they used their settlement to establish the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The fund supports local groups focused on migrant rights and free speech and civic actions.

Talos Energy Invests in Mexico Providing Oil and Gas Needs for The Future

At a time when the financial crisis loomed large in the oil and gas industry, Tim Duncan along with his partners decided as many equity firms to downsize. His strategy was to redeploy assets into specific pools that proved to be lucrative long term investments. Duncan founded Talos Energy in 2011 to take advantage of the Gulf’s oil production capabilities.

Duncan understood he needed to make an impact and create motivation for moving forward. In other words he realized that making the most of his acquisitions would require buy-in from his employees. It was new territory because in the past it just wasn’t done. Investors however also needed that solid backing. It took awhile to put all the pieces together and marry the parts of the processes smoothly.

Talos Energy’s main focus is on the oil and gas industry. It is the regulatory processes that oil and gas companies go through that are of interest to many investors. Off-shore exploration is the passion that drives the company forward. The Gulf of Mexico’s oil wells produce over 16,000 barrels a day.

Off-shore exploration is what led Talos Energy to propose a new venture with Premier Oil Plc out of London and Sierra Oil & Gas out of Mexico. This new venture will help Mexico develop their oil and gas reserves. It will also provide a new source of revenue and equity for the three companies.

The discovery of the Zama-1 well with its estimated 500 million barrels of oil has created a stir in the industry. The wells drilled in the Sureste Basin have proven quite lucrative to the investors. The employees of Talos Energy, some of the best and brightest engineers and scientists, are very excited about this discovery. This discovery in the words of the CEO of Talos creates a bright future for offshore drilling in Mexico for years to come.

This new venture with two production contracts set with Mexico’s upstream regulator has already proven itself. Future plans are in the works to develop these first privately owned oil well exploration in 80 years. This includes defining the extent of the resource.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Has Been A Constant Performer For Bradesco Over The Last 48 Years

Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America. It also follows, that its financial sector is the biggest in the region. With a bulk of the country’s over 200 million citizens currently being in the middle class, there are dozens of banks competing for their business. While the ensuing competition provides quality financial products for the Brazilian public, it is also quite brutal on banks. Those that are not able to cut it quickly fall by the side.

However, one bank that has consistently managed to stay in the top bracket of the industry is Bradesco. Founded in 1943, the bank had by 1951 become the biggest private bank in the country. It held that position till 2008 when a merger pushed Itau Unibanco slightly ahead of Bradesco. Since the appointment of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, however, Bradesco has fast been gaining ground on its slightly larger competitor.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s success as the president of Bradesco has not come as a surprise to many. Having been with the bank since he was 18, it was widely expected that he would one day take the helm at the giant bank. Being the company’s longest servant outside of the board of directors, few know the soul and essence of Bradesco as well as he does. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was first speculated to become the bank’s president in 1999 following the retirement of long-time president Lazaro Brandao. However, at only 47, the board deemed him a little too young and instead gave the post to the more experienced Marcio Cypriano. He would go on to learn and grow under Cypriano before finally being named the president in 2009.

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A philosophy graduate, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was born in the Brazilian city of Marilia in 1951. He attended the University of Sao Paulo for his undergraduate studies and later completed a master’s program in Socio-Philosophy at the Foundation School of Sociology and Politics of Sao Paulo. In 1969, he started working at the Marilia Bradesco branch as a clerk. Being a quick study, he mastered the requirements of his position with relative ease earning him a promotion to work at the bank’s head office about two years later. By 1984, he was one of the youngest ever marketing directors employed at the company. The bank’s relations with the media considerably improved while he served in this position. The in 1999, after coming close to being selected as the bank’s president, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was promoted to the position of executive vice president at the bank’s largest subsidiary, Bradesco Seguros. Four years later, he named the subsidiary’s president.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was an instant success at Bradesco Seguros. Within the first year of his appointment, he set about expanding the insurance company’s broker network. The strategy caused an increase in the number of insurance policies held by Bradesco Seguros and also got him named the insurance personality of 2003 by coverage magazine. His prudent and consistent management of the insurance company also won him the same award in 2007. By the time he was leaving the company in 2009, it had doubled in size and considerably increased its stronghold on the country’s insurance industry.

At whichever level he has worked at while at Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has shown a great affinity for innovation and shrewdness. It has also helped that he is a diligent and hard worker. He still works 12-hour days despite being the highest-ranking employee at Bradesco. His brand of leadership is one to be admired and emulated.

Kim Dao Starts Furnishing Their Apartment!

On her beauty/lifestyle blog, kimdaoblog.com, Kim Dao talks about moving from Japan to Australia and is getting an apartment with her boyfriend, Eric. In this video Kim Dao and Eric spend the day shopping for furnishings for their apartment. Sensibly, Kim Dao is focussed on picking appliances first, a refrigerator and washing machine but also a coffee table. They plan to browse for other things too.

 

Kim and Eric lunch at Tao Cafe since they’re in the mood for Asian food. Then to the first store, The Good Guys. Kim admires a Kitchenaid stand mixer. They look at washing machines, front loading, and refrigerators. Eric wants one without protruding handles. Kim Dao and Eric plan to get reviews on the models first. Learn more: https://twitter.com/kimdaoblog?lang=en

 

They head to Empire Furniture and Kitchen Warehouse. What grabs their attention is a coffee table with a drop-down swiveling level, very modern, and a gray/black/white shag rug for $199.

 

On to Harvey Norman to look at refrigerators. Kim Dao mentions that you know you’re getting older when you enjoy this kind of shopping! They find both a refrigerator and a washing machine to research later.

 

After a break they head to Amart and look at bedroom furniture and chairs. Then to Freedom before heading home. Eric has plans with high school friends later so Kim stops for KFC first and then reunites at home with Yuki, her dog. She’s missed him having been gone all day. They plan to shop again the next day.

 

How Aloha Construction is Providing High-End Building Solutions

Aloha Construction is carved a niche for itself in the building and construction industry by offering its clients unmatchable roofing and siding services. The Lake Zurich based family owned company serves clients throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and surrounding states. Its high-end services are affordable, something that has made Aloha Construction the go-to roofing company among Midwest residents. The company has experienced employees who are certified vinyl siding installers. This is proof of the high quality services that it offers.

To serve its clients better, Aloha Construction recently opened a new office in Lake Zurich. This will allow it serve more customers in an area that was hit hardest during the last storm season. Besides undertaking repairs, Aloha Construction is committed to partnering with insurers to ensure that clients are fully compensated following a roof repair exercise. It does this by providing comprehensive reports pertaining to the extent of roof damage. Besides offering roofing services, the firm also offers room remodeling, cleanup, and water extraction services in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Humanitarian Efforts

Apart from offering high quality services, Aloha Construction is equally committed to uplifting the livelihoods of underprivileged communities in the Midwest. The company has particularly been steadfast in its efforts to support kids. Its partnership with Leading Express Toys seeks to help children own toys. This ensures that they also experience a fulfilling childhood. This effort has been lauded by many who see it as one of the best ways of putting a smile on the faces of kids born into poverty.

Aloha Construction’s founder and owner Davis Farbaky also is also the founder of the David Farbaky Foundation, a nonprofit that supports kids from poor families. David has equally been vocal in calling out for owners of construction companies across the United States to support charities within their locality. David hopes to leave a legacy by turning around the lives of the kids that his company supports.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho Leads Leite, Tosto e Barros

If you would like to become a lawyer in Brazil, you must complete 2 steps. First, you must earn a BA in Law from a University or College that is recognized by MEC, which if there are no delays or classes that need to be retaken, takes 5 years. Then, you must pass the “BAR” exam applied by the Brazilian Order of Lawyers (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB). These two steps are essential for someone to practice law as lawyer, judge or promoter in Brazil. An advantage is that since it is a federal title, it empowers the holder to work in all federal territory of Brazil as a judge, promoter or lawyer.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, a renowned lawyer who earned his Law degree from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and did an extension course in Business Administration at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado(FAAP). He is the leading partner of the law office by the name of Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, which is one of the most famous law offices in the country according to Anuário Análise Advocacia 500, which is a mainstream magazine that is specialized in the juridical area and also lists the main Brazilian law offices.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is notorious for having defended celebrities as well as large companies in cases that were in the global media. He has also worked pro bono for a number of NGOs. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has also significantly contributed to the creating laws of great economic importance in Brazil. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho was one of the first to employ a number of legal mechanisms that are now common law practices.

At the law firm, Leite, Tosto e Barros, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is the established leader and also supervises very important cases that Leite, Tosto e Barros takes on as well as devising strategic formulas. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho always demands positive results.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho gained public attention for his private bank clients. He well more than 1500 cases in São Paulo and approximately 50 cases in other Brazilian states. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho’s most influential private bank clients with several cases he has taken on, are Banco Fibra S/A and Banco Santos S/A.

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The Inspiration Behind Fabletics

Actress Kate Hudson co-founded Fabletics in 2013. Usually, celebrity-owned businesses don’t do that well because the celebrity doesn’t know what they’re doing. Fabletics found success in an already dominated market thanks to Kate Hudson’s genius; not her celebrity. Within the first three years of operation, Fabletics became a $250 million revenue stream.

Fabletics uses a personalized subscription mechanic that’s led to 1.2 million members. Having such success in the e-commerce market, it’s no wonder the brand now has 18 retail stores. Members just can’t seem to get enough of the on-trend fashion at half the price of other brands.

No matter how successful Fabletics becomes, no one at the company forgets what they’re there. Until Fabletics, there were no companies making on-trend activewear at affordable prices for every woman. For some reason, people don’t believe that big girls want to be healthier. Hudson wanted to make all women feel encouraged to take that first step toward getting healthy.

That’s why Fabletics produces products for all women, regardless of size, age, or health status. Fabletics products are not just for looking good but also for feeling good. Recently, Fabletics took another big step by adding plus size products to their site.

Finding success in a dominated market was not easy. Hudson had to use a number of business and personal skills learned throughout her life. The first step to success is the same for all business ventures: identify any and all market opportunities. When it came to activewear, being one of the few companies selling fashionable products for half the price was a wide-open market.

Also, Hudson remains hands on. She goes over sales numbers and attends every meeting to make sure that everyone’s on the same page. She even works with her marketing team to up with creative and innovative ways to show members that Fabletics is for every woman.

The greatest Hudson lives by is living her passion. Life is too short to focus on fears and doubts. She learned from her mother to follow her dreams and take risks. It’s because of her fearlessness that Fabletics exists.

That energy is what Fabletics brings to its members. Members get to take their own journey at their pace. It’s why there are so many styles on Fabletics; to slowly inspire instead of forcing.

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The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund: Advocates Of Civil And Migrant Rights

In a country like America, which advocates freedom and equality, one would think that the conditions of migrants coming from other nations would be a lot better. People who are coming from minority communities are often faced with a wide amount of discrimination. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and https://about.me/michael-lacey

People come to America to live out the American dream, but many individuals who come to this country leave everything behind to start their lives afresh. Being an outsider in your new home is not something that anyone would like, but that is what people belonging to minority communities face on a daily basis.

All the inhabitants in the country are human beings and should be given an equal amount of respect and dignity. Just because the color of someone’s skin tone is different, or they come from a country that is different from yours, does not warrant any harassment by any means.

However, there are always going to be people who see things differently and have their notions of racial superiority. For individuals who are on the receiving end of this, things can be a lot harder than they would seem. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

Having to face discrimination without having any one to turn to can be a tough situation no matter where you come from. The problem is even more alarming when the bias is caused by those who have been put into place to protect the people.

There is no secret that there are corrupt people within the judicial systems in the country, and there have been numerous cases to cite this.

In light of this, various organizations have started coming into existence to come to the help of migrant workers and people who belong to minority communities. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one such organization that has come to the aid of individuals who have faced any wrongful discrimination.

The organization was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who are two people belonging to the Latin American community living in the country. Even though they both are extremely established members of society, they too were victims of social injustice and racial discrimination.

They had the power to fight their battle in court which they eventually won, but not all those affected are as fortunate as them. People coming from minority communities may not always have the money or support to seek legal aid, which is when the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund comes in.

The organization works closely with minority groups to ensure that their rights are in place and so that they receive proper representation if they are faced with wrongful discrimination.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has helped change the lives of numerous people who otherwise had lost all hope for justice. To expand the reach of the organization, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund works in close collaboration with smaller charities and agencies that are trying to improve the condition of migrant workers in the country.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has received an incredible response from people all over the country not just belonging to minority communities, but from those who believe in humanity and justice.

 

The continued growth of the construction industry and how Aloha Construction is contributing to this

After the election period, there has been a steady rise in the number of construction jobs this is based on the latest economic report indicating that there were 6000 new jobs created in the month of July as compared to those of the previous month of June.The industry is expected to see sustained growth as the final transition after the election comes to a close and with the government having promised to inject a trillion dollars into infrastructure development this industry can only continue growing.

The industry has not been without some fair share of challenges the biggest one being access to experts and professionals in an area that continues to see increased regulations and expectations from clients who are now more exposed to international standards of doing things and thus requiring nothing apart from the best.

In order for a company in the industry to be named as having the professionalism and consistency, it has to abide by a given code of conduct as well as meet a certain degree of expertise and have the right people working for it.Construction companies continue endeavoring to meet this requirement and be part of an elite group able to compete with the best to this end several companies have been able to achieve this and one name that the industry keeps recommending is Aloha construction.

Aloha construction is a specialist in roofing and has over the years been responsible for some of the biggest and most elegant sites in the country. In the Midwest quality construction is always the most important aspect of any job and to date, Aloha construction has been able to complete more than eighteen thousand jobs in places like Bloomington, Libertyville, Lake Zurich only to mention but a few.

Renovation is also a big part of Aloha construction they have been championing the safe renovation of homes and other spaces while emphasizing on meeting all the safety measures required during this time.they are especially keen on pets and ensure they experience minimal distractions during this period. When it comes to the provision of quality and professional services in Illinois, Aloha construction is always up to the task no matter how complicated it might seem.