Shervin Pishevar Talks Competing Zones

Throughout his career, the co-founder of Sherpa Capital and Virgin Hyperloop One, Shervin Pishevar, has made a career of handpicking bonafide upstarts, and many of his contemporaries might consider him to be clairvoyant in this respect. Shervin Pishevar has been an early investor on companies such as Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, Rapportive, TaskRabbit, and Slack, as well as a litany of other growing corporations. No stranger to social media, Mr. Pishevar often utilizes the medium to forecast his predictions to a mass audience, and recently, after disappearing from the public eye since December of 2017, he returned to Twitter to dispatch 50 posts regarding globalism, the uncertainty surrounding America’s economic situation, entrepreneurship, and changes within the monetary system. Considering his track record, as well as his status as a member of the prestigious J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, his opinions are highly respected.

One of the most important tweets that Shervin Pishevar produced was regarding the state of the stock market, which, to this point, has been very shaky, relinquishing much of the gains garnered this year. The University of California, Berkeley alum boldly predicted that the stock market is due to crash, in what he estimates will amount to a 6000 point deficit. This prediction only took one day to begin shaking up the industry, as the Dow Jones promptly fell  by 1000 points, losing 500 of those in under an hour, which made staunch supporters, such as the President of the United States, Donald Trump, seem very much out of the loop. Shervin Pishevar wasted no time calling out the “Cheerleader-in-Chief,” tweeting that “Presidents should not be cheering the stock market,” and immediately began hashtagging the phrase, “TrumpDump.”

Shervin Pishevar would also touch on the subject of global competition regarding the stock market, revealing his view that the United States was losing ground when compared to a number of other major players, particularly China. Describing the changes as a “tectonic shift,” Shervin Pishevar discussed Silicon Valley’s loss of its historical competitive edge, as many of the other zones around the world are now flourishing through their adoption of the American way.

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How Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Doggedly Chronicled the Crimes of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In August, 2017 President Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. In October of that year Judge Susan R. Bolton formally validated that pardon. Stemming from a 2007 racial profiling lawsuit for ignoring a federal judge’s order to end ethnic profiling of Latinos for which Arpaio was convicted.

Over the six terms of office that Arpaio served, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, former co-owners of Phoenix New Times, covered the sheriff persistently and frequently exposed scandals in which he was involved that included, Arpaio’s infamous tent city that exposed inmates to temperatures of over 135 degrees in the summer. At indoor facilities, prisoners were barbarically beaten and pregnant women were shackled to their beds while giving birth.

There were an unknown number of wrongful deaths and inmates hanging themselves in numbers far above other county jails. The sheriff misused his authority to investigate, slander and prosecute rivals and critics including Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

In October 2007, Arpaio had the two arrested under the cover of darkness after receiving an unconstitutional and overbroad subpoena and writing an article about it for the Phoenix New Times.

The arrests brought down a tsunami of outrage across the country and forced the county attorney to declare that the arrests were improper and the case was closed in less than 24 hours.

Larkin and Lacey sued and in 2013 the board of supervisors voted to pay them a $3.75 million settlement. With that money Lacey and Larkin have formed the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

The fund works to give to non-profits that support the rights of Latinos and Hispanics who have experienced prejudice at the hands of law enforcement and other public officials.

Also in 2013, the class action Melendres v. Arpaio alleging widespread racial profiling ordered by Arpaio and carried out by his agency, U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow ruled that in fact the profiling had occurred and ordered a list of reforms.

Jim Larkin is a native of Arizona and dropped out of Arizona State University 1972 when he teamed up with Michael Lacey to publish Phoenix New Times in response to the ultra conservative slant of the local news media coverage of the student antiwar protests. Learn more about Jim Lacey and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/about/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

Michael Lacey grew up in Newark, New Jersey and moved out west to attend Arizona State University in the late 1960s. By 1970, Lacey dropped out and they published the inaugural issue of Phoenix New Times with Lacey as executive editor and Larkin as the head of advertising.

Ultimately, they owned a conglomerate of 17 like-minded papers all over the country, including the Village Voice in New York City.

At the end of 2012, Village Voice Media executives bought the papers after the chain had reached nearly 9 million readers a month and 56 million online and had earned a Pulitzer Price.

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Jim Larkin And Michael Lacey Say President Trump’s Move To Pardon Arpaio Is Completely Wrong

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio came under scrutiny many times while he held office for conducting activities under that office that many deemed controversial and some even illegal. Some of his most polarizing stances were on how he conducted border security and at times was thought to be targeting Mexicans and other Latinos in the Phoenix area.

But he was also famous for endorsing President Trump back when he was in the early stages of his candidacy, and after Trump was elected Arpaio received a pardon from him.

Arpaio had been involved in several legal disputes, and after ignoring a restraining order given to him by a federal judge, many people had hoped to see him jailed including two of his staunchest critics Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53

When Trump pardoned Arpaio, Larkin and Lacey immediately expressed their displeasure with that decision and proclaimed that the justice system was failing.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’s story is about how they’ve used journalism and activism in the Arizona area and even on a national scale. The two men actually began this activism back when they were students at Arizona State University in the 1970s.

They wrote about how the Vietnam War protesters at that time were being misrepresented and their campus newspaper sought to get stories going on at the scene out. They eventually dropped out of school because their newspaper was picking up readers and they saw a chance to make a lot of money running their own news organization. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

This was the beginning of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media which would have publications spread out across the US and would cover a variety of issues both political and local events.

Larkin and Lacey’s newspaper had quite a few battles with former Sheriff Arpaio since he first took office in 1992, but they came to a head in 2007 when the two men were arrested by the sheriff. A story in the newspaper published information that while legal, Arpaio wanted silenced about the way his office used funds and what it was doing with immigrant deportations.

But what happened next caused a great outcry in Phoenix because Arpaio’s deputies and plainclothesmen arrived in unmarked vehicles in the middle of the night, arrested Larkin and Lacey and confiscated their property. But because the backlash was so hard against Arpaio, he realized he had to let them go and later the district judge said Arpaio was in the wrong for arresting without probable cause.

Larkin and Lacey decided they needed to take the fight against Arpaio to the next step, and after a long drawn-out legal battle, the courts ruled that Arpaio had to pay the two men $3 million in damages.

Larkin and Lacey didn’t just pocket that money though; they used it to start the Frontera fund which contributes to immigrant activist groups and seeks to lobby for fair immigration laws both in Arizona and federally. Lark and Lacey said this organization is just keeping in line with what their parents taught them about being compassionate to those who are different.

Securus Technologies Coming Out with a New Product for Correctional Facilities

The Securus Technologies has been one of the leaders in the business of tech solutions for inmate communications and civil and criminal justice. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company recently announced a program for preventing drone piloting in order to secure correctional facilities. Drones have been found to carry contraband to prisoners such as cell phones, drugs, weapons, and so on.

The company of Securus Technologies became aware of the issue and immediately set to work on a detection technology to combat this threat. It has taken the corporation 18 months of research, evaluation, and working with partners to develop a powerful system that will detect and neutralize drones. A spokesman of the corporation said that this technology was challenging as it is created based on an emerging new concept which the Securus Technologies has had to develop further. Additionally, the company has had to work with many techs and engineering partners to meet the requirements for engineering, installing, and implementing the drone detection plot program and prepare it for use by correctional facilities.

The drone detection technology makes use of a digital antennae structurer or DAS. That infrastructure is similar to the Wireless Containment System that Securus technologies came out with last year to prevent prisoners from using internet on contraband cell phones and going on social media networks. Securus Technologies has to be alert to any new issues in the security of the correctional sector as those who aim to circumvent the law become more resourceful and find new ways bypass guards, already established security measures, and regulations. The latest issue with drones and contraband delivery is the most recent example of that.

The company of Securus Technologies Inc. has been able to create products and services to combat a number of past issues. The Wireless Containment System of the company was the solution to prisoners streaming on social meaning platforms from last year. The corporation has also been working on preventing inmates from making calls on the contraband cell phones. The Securus technologies has blocked millions such calls, and the system for that is running at all times.

Securus Technologies is currently working with more than 3 500 institutions in the corrections industry. That includes law enforcement, public safety, correctional facilities, and agencies. That makes 1 200 000 inmates in total that Securus Technologies Inc. is helping to contain and serve.

The company is firmly committed to its goal to serve and protect society. The corporation offers a wide variety of services such as communication, incident management, emergency response, public information, biometric analysis, investigation, inmate self-service, government payment services, monitoring products and services, a variety of software and tech solutions, among many others.

 

The Unique Ways of Rocketship’s Education

Rocketship Education is a charter school network that is headquartered in Redwood City, California. They opened their first school in San Jose in 2007. Over the next five years thereafter, the flagship school earned a high reputation among alternative schools for low-income students when they scored as high as those attending in the Palo Alto District. Rocketship opened a school in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area-their first school outside of the state of California-in 2013. They have since opened two other schools in two other states.

Many Rocketship parents have so highly praised the schools for being high-performing that low-income parents have fought very hard to keep sending their children to them. In May 2015, Rocketship co-founder and CEO, Preston Smith submitted an opinion article to San Jose Inside stating that their schools are working to flip the script for low-income families during the hard economic times. He has been an educator for over 15 years and has stated that he has seen many of his former first graders be the first in their families to attend traditional four-year colleges.

Stanford University CREDO (or Center for Research on Education Outcomes) also did a study which included Rocketship schools. They found that, on average, low-income and ESL (English Second Language) students were gaining over a month of additional learning levels in reading and math for every year that they attended San Jose charter schools.

Another thing that makes Rocketship schools unique is that parents get to know the teachers very well in advance and choose to hire them to teach their children. The cirriculum at Rocketship is blended and catered to the students personally with parental involvement being a core value. Parents also interview the teachers ahead of time and even receive training to do so as panelists. It works both ways because it also weeds out candidates who are not truly ready for a level like Rocketship’s.

How Paul Mampilly Helps His Subscribers Invest Their Money

Paul Mampilly is an investor and author who lives in Durham, North Carolina. Drawing on his vast experience working on Wall Street he writes a publication called Profits Unlimited. The intended market for this publication is middle-income investors who need the help of an expert like he is when figuring out what companies stocks to buy. While serving on Wall Street, Paul Mampilly won the Templeton Foundation investment competition was a strong testament to his ability to find winning stocks. When Paul Mampilly was a hedge fund manager he had invested in Sarepta Therapeutics.

This led to more than a 2000% gain which is when he sold out of this position. In 2008 he bought shares of Netflix. When their shares made substantial gains he sold them. This is the type of information he shares with his subscribers. In each issue of his publications he shares information about a company he has learned through research. He tells them when they should invest and just as importantly when they should sell. Paul Mampilly was just 42 when he walked away from Wall Street. He wanted to spend more time with his family which isn’t really an option for anyone working on Wall Street. He also wanted to share his knowledge of investing with regular people who don’t know how to properly evaluate a company or see where an industry is headed. He started writing for average investors in October 2011. He has written for Common Sense Publishing, Agora Financial, Stansberry Research, and now for Banyan Hill Publishing. He started publishing monthly issues of Profits Unlimited in June 2016.

Prior to this he set up a client demonstration account with $5000 in it. This account was started in January 2016 and it has achieved gains of more than 180% since that time.Paul Mampilly is originally from India. His father had lost his mother when he was just three and his father when he was 20. His dad went to college and had a job but he wasn’t making much. He ended up moving his family, including Paul, to Dubai for work. His father made far more money in Dubai than he ever did in India. His dad was able to pay for him to move to the United States and he paid for Paul’s college education along with his sister. This enabled him to have the success he has had in the financial industry.

Jeremy Goldstein- Man of Law

It’s not every day that you come across an individual that is extremely hard working when it comes to their career. However, when it comes to Jeremy L. Goldstein he is known for being one of the hardest working individuals in all of New York City. Law is a love that he has had since a very young age and still to this day he continues to try and learn as much as he can in the law field. Learn more: http://jlgassociates.com/

 

For the past several years Goldstein has been busy practicing law in none other than New York City. Working there has allowed him to learn a lot more about the law than he ever thought would be possible. After having worked in larger firms for years he had finally felt like it was time to take the next step in his career and started his very own firm. Having his own firm, however, is not Goldstein’s only accomplishment.

 

Goldstein began working towards his career at an early age. He eventually went on to attend the New York University School of Law, where he proudly obtained his J.D. After finishing up law school he then went on to begin practicing at many different larger companies. A few of these companies happens to include banking companies, petroleum and oil companies, several cellular companies and also multiple stockholder companies. Along with all his, all his other amazing achievements Goldstein has also proudly written for multiple journals of law. Through his writings, he has provided his opinion and counsel on both popular and current legal matters.

 

Jeremy Goldstein’s proudest achievement to this day still remains as being Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC. This happens to be his very own law firm that he founded. At his law firm, they are very dedicated to helping advice all kind of individuals. Some of these happen to include CEO’s, compensation committees, corporations and also many management teams. Through studying the law pertaining to many different fields this allows the firm to be able to help a lot more individuals than if they only specialized in one kind of field.

 

Currently, Jeremy Goldstein is still working on growing his career and achievements. He proudly holds a spot on the American Bar Association Business Section and also happily is the chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, which happens to be of the Executive Compensation Committee. Goldstein is extremely proud of what he has done with his career to this day.

Rocketship Education is the Fresh New Look in Education

Rocketship Education has been in business since 2006 and it has been very successful in supplying high-quality education to distressed economic areas in the United States. Rocketship is a non-profit charter elementary school network that prides itself on supplying opportunities for students no matter what their background.

In many lower-income population areas, the tax base has all but disappeared so there can be a severe shortage of quality education. The lack of funding makes it very difficult for a community to build and maintain a quality educational system. As a result, the children often suffer from a real gap in education which will affect them for the rest of their lives. It is the avowed goal of Rocketship Education to erase this gap in education in our lifetime.

Rocketship believes that each child has unlimited potential and that with proper education and opportunity that potential can be unlocked and made a reality. Core values such as respect, persistence, responsibility, and empathy help students become better citizens as well as better students.

The real key to the success of Rocketship Education is the partnerships that are formed between the parents, the expert educators, the community, and the students. When the parents of the student become fully committed to their child’s education that is when the miracle takes place. Even students who are way behind, in the beginning, make astounding strides with parental backing.

The core curriculum consists of the Rocketship STEM program which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. In addition studies in history, art, music, cooking, and gardening add to the mix of training a well-rounded child. All phases of instructional learning are used including larger classroom sessions, advantaged use of technology, and tutoring that is focused on the student’s needs.

The results of Rocketship education speak for themselves. The average Rocketship student is ready for graduation a full year sooner than their counterparts who are being educated in the public schools.

When Rocketship alumni reach middle school they are much more adept at learning new subject matter than students who have attended public schools. They are also more adept at social and emotional skills.

End Citizens United Assist Beto O’Rourke In Closing The Gap On Ted Cruz

There are few political figures in the U.S. as Texas Senator Ted Cruz who sees his own disapproval in the Lone Star State stand at 49 percent in a recent poll from End Citizens United. Cruz should be standing at the top of a campaign reflecting his position as a former candidate for the Presidency of the U.S. Instead, Cruz now finds himself embroiled in an election battle with a Democrat around 61 percent of the voting public in Texas do not understand the political platform of; End Citizens United and Beto O’Rourke have agreed to work together to push forward a message of campaign finance reform.

Beto O’Rourke is a member of the House of Representatives for El Paso and has spent his political career living and working in Texas which is why he believes he can do a better job of representing the people of Texas than the incumbent Senator. The pledge made by Beto O’Rourke sees him promise End Citizens United he will not accept campaign funding from special interest groups and billionaire donors in favor of a grassroots-funded campaign which is representative of the campaigns run by Cruz in his early political career.

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Over the course of the last eight years in Washington D.C., Ted Cruz is reported by End Citizens United to have become one of the major recipients of donations from special interest groups; in fact, End Citizens United reports Cruz has accepted as much as $1.3 million from special interest groups he now works harder for than the people of his own State of Texas. Beto O’Rourke, in contrast, has managed to raise more than $2 million over the last quarter of 2017 which outperforms Ted Cruz by more than $500,000.

End Citizens United was formed in 2015 to protect the rights of the American public in respect to the political influence of billionaire donors and corporate America which sees Ted Cruz become one of the main politicians targeted by the PAC. The growing influence of End Citizens United sees the PAC play an influential role in the election of the more than 30 Democrats to public office since the election of Republican President Donald Trump. After End Citizens United explained the political platform of Beto O’Rourke to members of the Texas public included in a recent poll the Democrat actually leaped into a two-point lead over his Republican rival for the November 2018 election.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/

Securus Technologies Secures Payment Processing Giant

GovPayNet now has a new owner after agreeing to be purchased by Securus Technologies. The company will retain its name and operations will continue as normal, and they will be just the latest in a long line of acquisitions by Securus. GovPayNet is a leading provider of credit and debit processing for over 2,300 government agencies in 35 states in the United States. With the acquisition, Securus along with their payment processor, JPay, will have the ability to process over 40 million payments per annum. Mark MacKenzie will stay on board as Chief Executive Officer of GovPayNet.

 

Securus Technologies is a holding company with over 20 subsidiaries providing technological services to over 3,500 law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities. They specialize in providing services to incarcerated inmates as well as crime detection products to law enforcement. They provide inmate self-service, phone and video conferencing, parolee tracking, payment processing, detection software, and many other services.

 

Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas and has four other offices in both Texas and Georgia. Their suite of companies include JPay, Telerus, T-Netix, CellBlox, JOBView, and others. They employee over 1,000 people and have been in operation since 1986. The company has accreditation and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Dallas. The CEO and President of Securus is Robert (Bob) Pickens, who was named to the posts effective January 1, 2018.