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Aloha Construction Gets New Award

Construction companies are all over in the market. Many investors have realized the importance of making investments in this industry, and they have given out millions and billions so that their companies can flourish. The competition in the construction department is on another level. There are thousands of organizations that have been founded by experts, and they all promise excellent results at the end of the day. If today you are in the process of looking for a construction firm that will not disappoint you, it is time to contact Aloha Construction. This is a firm that is still new in the market, but it is doing a great job for the consumer. The American based company has completed several projects, and the customers are always left singing praises. Most of the experts who work at the prestigious firm have been in the department for a very long time, and they will always take time to offer the kind of service you deserve.

Aloha Construction prides itself for having an excellent reputation in the American construction department. The organization was recently recognized because of the work it is doing for the consumers living in Chicago. According to a recent press release, Aloha Construction has been given the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The award is believed to have been issued by a company known as Better Business Bureau, and it will motivate the company to perform even better in the tight market. Aloha construction company has announced that it is extremely humbled and even honored to have been a recipient of the prestigious award. Very many companies have been working for customers for a long time, but they have not been able to receive the award. The honor just proves that the construction firm has not been offering customers mediocre services.

The BBB Torch Award commands so much respect in the American marketplace. The award is only given to companies that have shown effort without doubt that they are committed in offering customers quality and honest work. The company must show their excellence for a couple of years so that they can receive the award.

 

http://releasefact.com/2018/01/aloha-construction-honored-receive-2017-torch-award-heres-earned/

Career Highlights of Robert Deignan

Robert Deignan is an entrepreneur in the software and information technology industry. He is the co founder and chief executive officer of a company called ATS Digital Services. With his company, he is able to help a number of consumers receive digital support for a number of technical issues. His company looks to help consumers solve technological problems on a remote basis. Whether a customer has problems with connectivity or troubleshooting devices, ATS Digital Services provides all of the support anyone needs when dealing with these particular issues.

Prior to beginning his career in the technology industry, Robert first attended college at Purdue University. While attending Purdue, he would play football on a full scholarship. This allowed him to study organizational leadership while participating in football. After he completed his degree program, Robert would get drafted to play in the NFL. For two seasons, Deignan would play for a couple of teams. In 1997 he would play for the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets in 1998. Shortly after playing football, Robert would then pursue his entrepreneurial career. One of his first ventures was Fanlink Inc. This company would help give him the initial experience necessary to build on his entrepreneurial ventures in the future.

After running his first company Fanlink Inc, Robert would look to get involved in the tech industry. What helped him come up with the idea for a business in the technology sector was his previous work experience at a company that offered anti malware software. While working at this company, he would find out that his employer had problems getting software installed on a user’s computer. As it turned out, malware was able to block the installation of the software on a machine. Therefore, Robert and his company looked for a solution. This solution was having customers contact them remotely and talk about their issues. The company would then look to address the problems from a remote source. Using a remote source to eliminate the malware worked. As a result, Robert came up with the idea of using remote digital services to help consumers address any technological problems they encountered.

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Larkin and Lacey Respectable Journalist and Media Personalities Based in Phoenix, Arizona

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been in the business of media and journalism for over four decades.

They have been representing the free and alternative media in the United States for a very long time. It is how they started the Phoenix News Times together when the local press wasn’t disclosing both sides of the story about the students’ protests against the war.

Michael Lacey used to take care of the journalism and reporting side of the business while Jim Larkin used to take care of the business and advertising aspect of the business. The primary goal of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin was to bring truth to the people irrespective of how bitter or sweet it is.

It is commonly seen these days that the truth is twisted, modified, and decorated by the media before it is presented to the local public. It is done to suit their agenda, and it has in many ways created a rift in the society among different groups of people, and many misconceptions have laid foundations in the community across the globe due to unethical reporting by individual sections of the media.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been outspoken from the very beginning and irrespective of how strong or powerful the opposition, they have never compromised their journalistic values to compromise truth. It is why they decided to report to the Phoenix New Times about the grand jury investigation.

The grand jury investigation in Arizona leads to the subpoenas being sent to the writers, editors, and in some instances, even the readers of the newspapers. It was and is a direct insult to the constitution of the United States, and Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey decided to stand up to this outright abuse of the power by the local enforcement agencies.

It is what led to their arrest from their home on the orders of the Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio. He was well-known in the state to be against the immigrants and the minorities, and the atrocities conducted by him against the immigrants and the prisoners in the Tent City jail was well-known.

On many occasions, the Village Voice Media, the media company owned by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey covered the wrongdoings of Joe Arpaio, but to no avail.

However, the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey became a large-scale national campaign, and millions of people joined the protest and the outcry against the arrest of Larkin and Lacey. It was unfair on all grounds and later on the court acquitted Larkin and Lacey and convicted Joe Arpaio for wrongful arrest.

However, the current United States President Donald Trump granted him pardon. Even though many people feel that the pardon given by Donald Trump to Joe Arpaio is unfair, many others believe that it is the smartness of Joe Arpaio that led him to run scot-free today. He was the one who supported Donald Trump during his election campaign, and all that Trump is doing now is returning the favor.

A Glimpse Into the Life of Ryan Seacrest

An Overview of Ryan Seacrest

Born on December 24, 1974, Ryan Seacrest is mostly known for his part on the world renowned show “American Idol”. But, according to an article published in the Men’s Journal, Ryan Seacrest suffered from obesity in his days of youth. However, as he’d grown older and wiser, managed to shed those unwanted pounds. Becoming health conscious and physically fit, regardless of his busy schedule.

Another thing which many loyal fans don’t know about Ryan Seacrest is that he has his very own charitable organization called Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF). It provides local pediatric hospitals with high tech music studios for the children who are ill. Helping to cheer up their spirits while healing.

Ryan Seacrest also has his own website entitled “On Air with Ryan“. Which features numerous videos of personal interviews and podcasts. Visitors to the website can even enter their name into his monthly sweepstakes as well. Aside from that, fans also have the ability to check on the latest news about their favorite celebrities.

The list goes on and on, according to Forbes, Ryan Seacrest is such a busy fellow. He is the host and executive producer of Live with Kelly and Ryan. Working side by side with none other than Kelly Ripa. Which airs every week Monday through Friday. As a matter of fact, they had an interview on May 25, 2018 with special guest, Alec Baldwin. They also have a website called “Live Kelly And Ryan”, that’s full of helpful information. Such as, Kelly’s Fashion Finder and Live’s Kitchen Recipes! Featuring all kinds of delicious meals to whip up. One of my personal favorites has to be the Mark Bittman’s Jalapeno Poppers with Smoked Gouda!

Last, but certainly not least Ryan Seacrest also has a classic menswear collection as well, called Ryan Seacrest Distinction/Polish. From distinctive dinner jackets and suits, to exquisite silk ties, there is a wide variety of high quality men’s clothing available for purchase.

Ryan Seacrest on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanseacrest/?hl=en

Bob Reina and Talk Fusion are taking on the world and working to make it a better place

Bob Reina is the founder of Talk Fusion and he and his company is committed to a better world. A native of Brandon, Florida, Reina begins his day with the simple two word phrase: “I will.” This is the driving force behind the man and what helps him see the big picture. Mr. Reina is a man who never looks back. His philosophy is to always move forward and bringing his team with him. He believes in team work and recognizes that each person has their own strength and brings something to the table.

 

He also wears his philanthropic hat very proudly. There are two ways to go about helping others. One way is to do so anonymously and the other is to encourage others to follow with leadership. Reina follows the second method of charitable giving and feels that is what fits him best. He feels by creating awareness and encouraging others to give their time, effort as well as their financial support, his donation will go further. Philanthropy and charity are designed to help others and being in a position to help is part of what makes Bob Reina tick.

 

His methods of philanthropy are especially necessary, as they help an immediate need. While it is important for corporations to help others, someone in need cannot always wait until the next board meeting for approval. He also feels it is important to get out into the world and see what is going on and where his help is most needed. His positive and can do nature gives him the ability to transition from boardroom to life outside the workplace. Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bob-reina-talk-fusion-ceo-returns-as-guest-author-to-martech-advisor-300411047.html

 

His overall philosophy with Talk Fusion is to enable businesses and individuals life easier and more profitable. If a business is profitable, those involved with the business are more likely to spread the wealth, along with time and energy to help others.

Talk Fusion is a method of communicating with others. It began when a short video could not be inserted into email. Rather than try to work with email providers to find a solution, he decided to find the solution himself and market the innovative method in a direct selling campaign. He partnered with a friend who was a technology guru and the idea soon became a reality and a business.

 

Since then, Talk Fusion products offer a better way for a business to market their products and services and communicate with their customers. Talk Fusion is available through independent sales associates in more than 140 countries. The direct sales business model has proven to be an amazing winner for Bob Reina and his team.

Talos Energy Goes Public with $2 billion Stone Energy Merger Deal

The month of may has seen significant activities in the energy sector in Texas. McDermott International Inc. based in Houston completed the $6 billion transactions which saw it merge with Chicago Bridge and Iron Company NV. The Woodlands-based firm has now been written off the public market following prolonged losses in market capitalization over the years.

In November 2017, Houston-based Talos Energy Inc. had announced its merger Stone Energy Corp and the $2 billion deal was closed this month. The combined company even traded on the New York Stock Exchange using “TALO” as its ticker symbol. Talo was previously a private company, and the deal has seen it become public. With the deal, Talos stakeholders will have 63% percent ownership of the combined company, with previous Stone shareholders having the remaining 37 percent.

Stone Energy Corporation stakeholders will benefit from increased liquidity and sales. Talos Energy is well placed to use its high asset portfolio and returns on specific programs in offshore Mexico and the US Gulf of Mexico. This includes using available business opportunities with potential in developing more business operations. The merged company will be provided with a separate announcement containing intricate financial and operational guidance details in a few weeks.

Talos Energy LLC is a privately held oil and gas company that boasts of an offshore exploration and production management team that is experienced. They operate shelf developed deepwater assets in Mexico (Gulf). They use modern seismic technological innovations and techniques to explore, produce and maximize such assets. The company was founded in 2012 after the management had help started, operated and later sold off two oil and gas companies in Mexico.

Following the deal, Talos Energy has engaged in a new credit facility agreement put at $600 million initial borrowing base, half of which is currently available. With the closing of the deal, Talos has a $450 million liquidity which includes $150 million cash at hand.

Stone Energy was based in Louisiana, but the now new company will be in Houston. It was an offshore driller in the Appalachian Basin before its assets were sold. The merger deal follows a bankruptcy reorganization filed in 2016.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s Newest Ventures

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the former owners of Phoenix New Times and are the current owners of The Frontera Fund and Front Page Confidential. In college, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin linked up to create school paper to provide alternative viewpoints to the school’s conservative views.

After dropping out of college, the two continued their left wing journalistic efforts. As co-owners of The Phoenix New Times, they got under the skin of one specific conservative to such a degree that he caused him to violate the constitution out of anger. This man was Joe Arpaio.

If you haven’t heard of Joe Arpaio, I can’t express how lucky you are. Arizona residents have been putting up with the corrupt behavior of their former sheriff since 1992. Shortly after becoming Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio began a trail of extremism and illegal behavior.

Joe Arpaio created a self proclaimed concentration camp to combat prison overpopulation, he has illegal detained individuals, and has supposedly ordered his deputies to beat inmates on countless occasions.

One such instance of political corruption exhibited by Arpaio was the arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Arpaio didn’t like that The Phoenix New Times was publishing content that exposed his illegal asset hiding. In retaliation for the New Times doing its job, Arpaio sent his deputies to arrest those that owned the paper, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

“We were a constant thorn in his side,” said Jim Larkin. “I thin that’s why Michael and I got arrested.” he confessed.

Arpaio didn’t only target journalists for illegal detainment of course, the same year he arrested Lacey and Larkin he arrested a Mexican citizen who was in the country legally. Both illegal arrests of that year led to lawsuits.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were awarded almost 4 million dollars for the event; the arrest of the Mexican citizen eventually led to Arpaio being convicted of criminal contempt of court.

The victory for Arpaio’s victim was short lived. Only three months after Arpaio was convicted, Donald Trump pardoned him of his crime. Now, as a free man, Joe Arpaio intends to run for a Senate seat on Capitol Hill as a representative of the State of Arizona.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are attempting to prevent that from happening. By using Front Page Confidential, the duo intend to stop not just Arpaio but all politicians from holding public office.

Their most noble efforts do not come from their newspaper;however, they come from The Frontera Fund. By using the Frontera Fund, Lacey and Larkin are supporting a large range of charities in and around Arizona.

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
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

 

A Look At What The Frontera Fund And Front Page Confidential Are All About

Frontera Fund is an entity that provides money to various Hispanic-focused charities in the state of Arizona. It was started by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin with the money they had received as a result of successfully suing Maricopa County for having their first amendment rights violated by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2007. This resulted in their earning a cash settlement near $4 million, all of which they put into this entity. There is a Frontera Fund webpage where they detail what organizations they have supported and what those organizations are all about. They also keep people up to date on various news regarding Hispanics in this state and around the nation such as the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

As lifelong journalists and supporters of first amendment rights, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin launched a news website in 2017 called Front Page Confidential. They cover issues pertaining to first amendment rights as well as other news around the nation. They often cover Republicans such as Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and John McCain and their attempts to undermine first amendment rights among other rights of the people of the United States. They also have articles up about people like Michael Avenatti who is the lawyer for the porn star, Stormy Daniels, who is in a very public dispute with Donald Trump. They have called him Michael Avenatti a person who is standing up for first amendment rights in a very bold and refreshing fashion. Avenatti also revealed the Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had set up a shell company where he was collecting huge sums of money from a number of corporations and companies with ties to Russian billionaires who are seeking to influence American policies.

 

Larkin & Lacey

After the controversial pardoning of Joe Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, U.S. District Judge, Sharon R. Bolton, made it official. Although this came as no surprise, the move did cause the raw feelings of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, as well as the Latino population of Maricopa County, to resurface.

Michael Lacey, in a public statement, referred to the pardoning as a “marriage between two corrupt individuals,” while also reiterating the feelings of Rex Tillerson, stating that President Trump is a “moron.” It has been ten years since Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested by Joe Arpaio’s deputies, due to an article that revealed an investigation of their practices by a grand jury.

Due to its bogus nature, the arrest was quickly deemed to be unconstitutional, and the charges were dropped in less than 24 hours when the district attorney refused to prosecute. Although the charges were dismissed, a three-year court battle ensued, resulting in a resounding victory for Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.

The would go on to use the proceeds to create the Frontera Fund, which is geared at protecting the rights of those that Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department violated throughout his 24-year term in office.

The Kent State Killings, which occurred on May 4, 1970, proved to be the spark that would lead to Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’s creation of the Phoenix New Times; a move that would forever change the way in which news was covered in the United States.

Joined by a group of like-minded thinkers, consisting of Karen Lofgren, Nick Stupey, Hal Smith, and Mike Fiore, Jim Larkin, and Michael Lacey stepped in the world of alternative journalism, forever changing the landscape of alternative media. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/ and http://james-larkin.com/press/

At this time, as protests regarding the war in Vietnam continued to erupt on college campuses coast to coast, yet the coverage of these protests, as well as the Vietnam War itself, remained steeped in conservative jargon. Fulfilling that missing link, the inaugural issue of the Phoenix New Times was initially a modest hit, growing under the direction of Michael Lacey’s editorial acumen, and Jim Larkin’s strong business sense. By implementing striking social commentary, along with satirical cartoons of current events, Larkin and Lacey were able to capture the minds of their peers, while also garnering the attention of several major corporations, most notably, J.C. Penny.

With increased finances due to the ads that were being placed in their papers, the Phoenix New Times kicked off its four-decade run of dominance under the leadership of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.

In 1983, Jim and Michael decided to expand their brand of news, acquiring the Denver-based Westword, as well as 16 additional publications, including LA Weekly, Miami New Times, Nashville Scene, and the most prominent alternative news publication of them all, Village Voice.

Throughout their careers, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey remained committed to the protection of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, helping to bring about a number of publications that were universally recognized for their writing style, which resembled magazines more than newspapers, as well as their up-to-the-minute investigative reporting.

Frontera Fund Co-founders Reflect on the Arpaio Ordeal

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin became famous names for the press after their ordeal with former sheriff Joe Arpaio who headed the police department of the Californian Maricopa County ten years ago.

Journalists based in Phoenix, Arizona, Lacey, and Larkin have been working in media for decades. They created a number of news outlets such as Phoenix New Times and the newspaper chain Village Voice Media. Michael Lacey was the editor of the latter at the time, and Jim Larkin was the Chief Executive Officer of the newspaper chain. Later Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin founded Front Page Confidential as well.

Ten years ago, Larkin and Lacey became involved with Joe Arpaio personally. Californian media used to write a lot about Joe Arpaio who was back then the sheriff of Maricopa County. Joe Arpaio vastly misused his power as head of the department and brought dishonor to the badge as he used it to racially profile citizens across the Maricopa County.

Over the course of his pseudo-career, Joe Arpaio did so much harm that he was dubbed ”worse sheriff in America” by hundreds of publications. His transgressions range from his notorious Ten City to him giving out orders to shackle expectant mothers to the hospital beds during childbirth. Joe Arpaio has had a vast number of detainees who have died in his cells as well as many extralegal campaigns to curb his political foes, carried out by his deputies.

Joe Arpaio racially profiled hundreds of people living in his jurisdiction. He was confident, or rather audacious, enough to demand the names of the people who had read the articles about him from the owners of the online news outlets as well.

He sent an e-mail to the news outlet of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin a well which did not stand unpunished, and so Lacey and Larkin had an expose about it up on their site. The ordeal escalated when Joe Arpaio had his men enter the homes of Lacey and Larkin during the night and arrest the journalists.

Lacey and Larkin were taken to separate jails – both were under Arpaio’s jurisdiction. That raised the outrage of people, and the journalists were released several hours after.

This ordeal resulted in the court case Melendres v Arpaio which ultimately brought down Joe Arpaio and disabled him from the power to commit his crimes.

Five years later, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin left behind their journalistic careers and focused on protecting people and empowering organizations and foundations to do the same.

The court case earned them a settlement of almost 4 million dollars which they used to create the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

Now, five years after the end of the court case, the Frontera Fund is a thriving organization that enables Arizona-based groups to achieve their mission and protects the right of immigrants, refugees, and many minorities.

The Frontera Fund supports organizations that provide medical care, legal representation, living help, education, protection for undocumented and underprivileged individuals, and more.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

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James Larkin: A Man of Great Heights

James Larkin (known as “Jim”) was originally born in Liverpool, England on January 21, 1876. Largin grew up on the outskirts of Liverpool, where he and his family suffered poverty. At an early age, Larkin committed to several jobs to feed and run his family.

As an employee of Liverpool docks, Larkin saw the injustice and poor treatment of workers, leading him to be a devoted socialist. Soon, he joined the National Union of Docks Labourers and took a role as a union member. Larkin then took his married wife, Elizabeth Brown and soon to be his four sons to Dublin, Ireland, where he was transported by the organization for alarming military methods.

When he moved to Ireland, he established the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU) – the region’s largest union. The premise of the organization was to collectively join all Irish workers into one union. 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/

After this attempt, Larkin decided to lead an Irish Labor Party himself and acted upon several strikes and reforms. In particular, Larkin led the 1913 Dublin Lockout, an event where over 100,000 Irish workers led an equal employment strike – eventually earning their rights.

When the first World War started, James Larkin protested, with several thousand, against the war. He viewed it as a mistake. Moreover, he vigorously tried to combat the British, even so by traveling to the United States and raising war funds. Consequently, the Irish government saw his acts as treasonous, so he was convicted of both communism and anarchy. Read more: James Larkin | Ireland Calling and Jim Larkin | Biography

Fortunately, he was still in the United States soil. Later, the Irish government pardoned him and was exiled back to Ireland, where he once again helped facilitate a labor union. In the process, he received support from the Communist International.

On January 30, 1947, James Larkin fell from a floor at the WUI’s Thomas Ashe Hall and peacefully died at age 73 in the Meath Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

Larkin has felt his death coming as merely two years prior, his wife, Elizabeth had died. Today, his legacy lives on through his four sons and his commitment to the various labor unions throughout his career.