Lacey and Larkin

In the summer of 2017, a very important historical event happened. A despot by the name of Sheriff Arpaio was given absolution for his sins by Donald Trump. Countless people would have received justice for their suffering if it wasn’t for our ignorant leader.

Arpaio is the embodiment of hate and the old, white-supremacist order of this country. He is an elderly white man with a conservative political orientation. He served as the Sheriff of Maricopa County for a 24 year span of time.

For years, he loved to profile Hispanics on the road as “illegals,” even though appearing Hispanic does not automatically allude to being an undocumented immigrant.

What Arpaio did for many years embodies America’s ugly history of bigotry and exclusion toward racial minorities—those who are not considered “white” and Christian.

His actions symbolize the lynchings of innocent black folk, the exclusion of Chinese children from schools in San Francisco in the early 20th century, the one-sided epithets that people say behind closed doors (and sometimes out in the open) and a plethora of other horrible things in American history.

He symbolizes the staunch classification of “whiteness” that has been constructed in American society, as well as the staunch culture that surrounds it. This social paradigm in America is the result of the fact that an enormous majority of Americans have always been purely European, and mostly Christian. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

So, looking purely like a European and being Christian became staunch norms in America society. Racial and religious minority populations have always been very small. This contrasts with places in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The social paradigms and how people think of race are somewhat different in the Caribbean and Latin America, due in large part to the fact that the non-European populations in those countries were always very large, proportion-wise. So, in a place like Puerto Rico, for example, much less of a big deal is made when people of different colors are friends or significant others.

It is projected that by the middle of the 20th century, people in the “non-Hispanic white” category in American society will dip below 50%–an all time low.

Hispanic people will make up about one-third of the population, roughly the same proportion that non-Hispanic whites will make up. In the future, it will be even more ridiculous to racially profile Latinos as “illegal” than it is, now.

Someday, Latinos will make up a significant portion of the population, and we need more racially tolerant people like Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. If everyone acts like Sheriff Arpaio, the country will be at war with itself. Lacey and Larkin understand the needs of the Latino community and respect its voice.

For years, they have shown their commitment to the Latino community by giving funds to organizations that aid Latinos from different walks of life. They care a great deal about the social, emotional, physical and political well-being of Latinos and understand that it is an ongoing struggle.

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Bruno Fagali, Transforming The Brazilian Law Arena

For many years now, the subject of fake news on the electoral process has always been a burning issue across the world, and it is still a problem to bigger countries like the USA most especially during Trump’s elections. Fortunately, Brazil has a reason to sigh with relief because the TSE recently began taking the matter seriously and reforms of mitigating the impact of fake news are underway. According to findings of a particular survey published on 9th March 2018, Brazilian elections have always been affected by fake news since 2010 while another report went on to add that in 2014 alone, more than 1200 bots were put in place by three major electoral candidates for creating and spreading false news about other candidates. Even though the creation and distribution of biased press have always been there, it has become more rampant in the past eight years thanks to social media which offers an easily accessible platform for its distribution. In an attempt to curb this, last December, TSE formed the Consultative Council on internet elections board which will help it tackle the problem by researching the impact of the internet on elections and come up with solutions which will help improve the situation. Unfortunately, the problem seems to be getting worse due to fake videos commonly known as deep fakes. This program allows fake news distributors to put a face of someone in a video which they weren’t part of it. For instance, you can easily video shop the face of a politician, celebrity or any other party into a video in which they seem to be misbehaving or doing something that is against the law. Even though there are other apps with the same capabilities, deep fakes is a more significant threat because first, it is easy to use, free to download and is difficult for anyone who doesn’t have an eye for noticing things to believe. However, according to studies, apart from putting in reforms to tackle the problem, another effective way to handle this giant is be educating the public on how to identify fake news so they can avoid spreading it.

 

About Bruno Fagali

Bruno Fagali is a household name in the Brazilian law arena. Fagali is a popular attorney thanks to his unmatched expertise in ethics, civil, administrative and compliance laws. However, Bruno Fagali did not wake up as a proficient attorney. Instead, he earned it, and his journey to success began in 2004 at the Pontifical Catholic University, Sao Paulo where he graduated with a law degree. He then went on to further expand his scope in law at the University of Sao Paulo-Cogeae by studying for a master’s degree specializing in administrative law in 2012. However, Mr. Bruno Fagali is not one to sit and wait till he finishes learning to start working because even though he was still studying for his degree, he began his career in 2006 at Office model Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns where he served various functions. Since then Bruno Fagali has worked with multiple law firms in numerous areas such as civil, consumer, family, bidding, and regulatory laws and has even handled domestic abuse matters. Bruno has achieved milestones and left footprints of greatness wherever he goes. Today he is the co-founder of the Fagali advocacy and is currently a law lecturer at the University of Sao Paulo. He is also a member of various law-related bodies and associations in the country and can speak four languages namely, French, Spanish, Portuguese and English. During his free time, Bruno Fagali writes about matters related to the law.

Why Talos Energy Has Been Named A Top Employer For The Past Five Years

Talos Energy LLC is a company headquartered in Houston, Texas. It is an independent business which explores for gas and oil in both the Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Coast. When it finds a promising location for these resources it drills and produces them. The management of this firm has been exploring these areas for decades between them. This company was founded in 2012 and it has spun off two other companies during this time which are Gryphon Exploration Company and Phoenix Exploration Company.From 2013 to 2017 the Houston Chronicle has named Talos Energy as one of the best places to work in Houston. They cite it as having a very good and responsive management team as well as competitive pay.

The work/life balance was also cited as another reason that this is a very good company to work for. This ranking was based on employee surveys.Talos Energy employees 93 people and as it is a growing company it is looking to hire more people. They post open jobs on their own website as well as Indeed and Monster. They hire for general staff positions as well as people specialized in the oil and gas industry. Among these positions are offshore operations engineer, senior drilling engineer, drilling engineer advisor, and drilling manager. General positions include such jobs as accounts payable clerk, senior consultant, and receptionist.

On Glassdoor this company presently has a five-star rating and 100% of employees would recommend this business to a friend for a good place to work. One review is from a person who has been working for Talos Energy for over three years in a full-time position. They said that there were good opportunities to grow in your chosen career. They also cited it as having a place where the co-workers are great as well as the rest of the staff. They said that employees have good access to both management as well as training programs. They didn’t list any cons.Another employee left a review who has been working for Talos Energy for more than a year. They said their job, which is being a construction foreman, is great and they really enjoy working with this company’s clients. They, too, had no cons to list and recommended people in this industry to apply when job openings are available.

Source of the article : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130206006701/en/Talos-Completes-Acquisition-Energy-Resource-Technology

Daniel Taub And The Threat Of Annihilation

Israel’s ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub spoke with Alistair Dawber of the INDEPENDENT in November of 2013 outlining his concerns that the signing of the Geneva deal will not have a positive outcome on reducing Iran’s ability of acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Taub believes that Israel is not the only country concerned with Iran’s on-going efforts at nuclear proliferation. He has proposed ideas in working closely with neighboring countries, mainly Sunni dominated populations, to address Iran’s activity in a constructive manner.

Many of these neighboring countries do not have a favorable opinion of the Israel state, due primarily to Israel’s occupation of what is outlined as the Palestinian right to these lands. Daniel Taub’s proposal is to put aside these relatively small differences and focus on a collective effort to denuclearize the Iranian state.

Israel’s concerns are shared with their Western allies including the United States and United Kingdom, however Israel believes the proper action has not been taken. Sanctions were eased on Iran in exchange for better access to their nuclear facilities.

Daniel Taub is convinced that these efforts will do little to slow down the advancement of the program as centrifuges, water reactors, and the military component remain in place.

The Geneva deal only delays the development of nuclear weapons and much of its contents are centered around Iran’s willingness to be transparent with the inspection process. This fact has Israel less then convinced that Iran has any desire to comply with any of the measures outlined in the deal.

Israel depends heavily on the support from their allies and the creation of the Geneva deal in itself remains a point of contention within the country’s political leaders. Iran’s election of Hassan Rouhani, replacing sitting president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, opened up the door for negotiations between the West and Iran. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub argues the Geneva deal endangers us all

Rouhani is considered more of a moderate in his approach to Iranian ideals, where Ahmadinejad had a more tyrannical implementation of his agenda. Daniel Taub states that this deal was a result of a year’s worth of secret talks between the U.S. and Iran’s Ahmadinejad regime, who is on record for stating that Israel should be entirely wiped off the map of the world.

Moments after the deal was officially signed, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then sitting U.S. President Barack Obama had what was described as not the most constructive telephone call.

Fallout from the deal also lead to a lower overall perception of Israeli-United States relations, leading to Daniel Taub’s initial statement that Israel might have to look elsewhere for allies to combat this most serious threat.

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