Monthly Archives: March 2018

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Begin Revolution in Arizona Politics

“He was a terrible sheriff [and] a terrible jailer,” said Jim Larkin in reference to former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. “But he was a great f—ing politician, and I actually think he was a precursor to Trump.”

Jim Larkin, former co-owner of The Phoenix New Times, is making the relation between Trump and Joe Arpaio because Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio, for no other reason than the political gain he, The President, would gain from such a decision.

Joe Arpaio was charged and convicted of criminal contempt of court for disobeying a judge’s orders to stop the enforcement of federal immigration law. The conviction came after Arpaio illegally arrested a Mexican citizen, Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, who was visiting Arizona.

The same year Joe Arpaio made the illegal arrest of Mr. Melendres, he also arrested Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the at-the-time owners of The Phoenix New Times. This was another instance of Joe Arpaio’s civil right oppression. He arrested the two for something published in their paper, a clear violation of the first amendment.

The journalistic duo had been spearheading an investigation into Arpaio’s illegal activity when Arpaio ordered his deputies to arrest them. The deputies arrived at their homes and promptly arrested them, they were transported to separate facilities where they were denied contact with one another. The journalists were released the same day and they filed a lawsuit against Arpaio and Maricopa County.

In response to the news of Arpaio’s pardon, Michael Lacey said, “This is the perfect marriage of two corrupt individuals.”

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have decided to use the settlement money, not to retire, but to give back to the local community they both love so much. After witnessing the two decade path of destruction caused by Arpaio, the two have chosen to fix the damage he caused.

The Frontera Fund is the main form of relief created by Lacey and Larkin. The foundation supports all sorts of charities in the area. Organizations that are supported by The Frontera Fund include, ACLU of Arizona, 1070, and Can The Border Divide Us. Due to Arpaio targeting the Hispanic community, Lacey and Larkin have decided to target the same group with their charitable efforts. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

After they were awarded their lawsuit, Lacey and Larkin sold The Phoenix New Times in favor of a new creation: Front Page Confidential. The news paper is similar in some ways to their previous paper but different in many. Their previous publication was a standard newspaper that reported on everything from municipals, local crime, and politics; Front Page Confidential focuses solely on politics and civil issues. Lacey and Larkin, through their paper, are educating voters on candidates and pundits.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey


OSI Group Purchases a New Food Plant

The food industry has always been liked by many investors in all parts of the world. Some of the most successful personalities in the world have invested heavily in the food department, and they have ended up with great returns. Meat production is one of the areas that are preferred by most companies. The meat production department, however, is very competitive, and it requires companies that know their job perfectly. Very few companies have managed to do well in the meat production company. OSI Group is one of the companies that are offering consumers high quality meat products. The company is not new into the competitive market. According to its website, the institution was founded several decades ago, and it has done so well in the international platform.

When the OSI Group was founded, its primary offices were only found in the US. Several years later, the institution has grown its markets, and it is now one of the internationally recognized companies in the United States. OSI Group has managed to take its services to many nations in the world, a clear indication that it has managed to impress the clients. Not many companies in the world can meet the high standards OSI Group has managed to set for its customers in the world. The individuals who are holding top positions have played a very critical role in the leadership of the large company. These professionals are highly experienced, and they have been ensuring that the customers get the best experience.

To make sure that all the customers in the United States have access to their high quality products, OSI Group decided to purchase a new food processing facility that is found in Chicago. According to the news that have been shared by the company, the food processing facility will also serve as a storage warehouse for the large institution. OSI Group management says that the facility was owned by Tyson Foods, and it is going to offer a lot of assistance to the company because it is located to the OSI Group Chicago facility. The management of the company has not explained how much they used to acquire the Tyson Food plant. The professionals working in the company will not lose their jobs after the deal has completed. Both teams will work together under the OSI Group management so that they can make the lives of Americans better. The Tyson Food plant has already started its operations.

Learn More: www.monster.com/jobs/c-osi-group.aspx


Desiree Perez is a Tough Negotiator that Gets the Job Done

Desiree Perez is the very private and feisty CEO of Roc Nation. Many people do not know a lot about her, but she is a long-time friend of Jay-Z, and she has a great amount of authority when it comes to helping make decisions.

Music lovers are impressed with the moves that Desiree has made as a business woman, and she has gained the attention of Billboard as one of the power players in the music industry. This is a very prestigious role for Desiree Perez because women the music business are a minority in leadership roles or a minority.

At one time there was a connection to Roc Nation Sports as a negotiator of contracts, and there are even fewer women in leadership roles in sports. This is something that has made Desiree Perez stand out as a no-nonsense leader that knows how to branch out in places where other people may be afraid to go.

It’s no surprise that Desiree Perez is getting things done for Jay Z. He has many different business ventures, and he needs to be able to trust someone when he is overloaded with the music streaming, the basketball teams, his music career and new things that he is trying to venture into. He needs someone that is able to handle things at Roc Nation, and Perez has proven herself to be the one that is able to get the job done.

Desiree has proven this to be the case time and time again. She has made it known that she is the negotiator that gets the numbers that entertainers and athletes want to see. This is why more people are interested in coming to Roc Nation. They know that they have a tough negotiator in Desiree Perez that will not back down.

Learn More: www.instagram.com/des.perez/


David McDonald: President of OSI Group, biggest food manufacturing company in the world

OSI Group is the leading food manufacturing company on the globe. The company was started in 1909 as a small butcher shop, but over time it grew and became the biggest privately owned food processing company in the world. Behind the expansion of business for this company is a dedicated team of executives who include the current president David McDonald. McDonald the group for the first time as the project manager while at the same time serving as the Chairman of North America Meat Institute. His impact in the company is what finally landed him a job as the president. He has worked very hard for the company alongside the CEO Sheldon Lavin.

OSI Group has been explaining its operations in many parts or the world with the aim of generating more sales. Recently, they have taken over the management of a number of leading food business in other parts of the world. The intention is to reach out to as many people as possible and bring them into their list of clients. OSI Group has been hunting for food businesses that resonate with the goal they have. Through acquisitions, they are hoping that their market presence will improve immensely.

One region where the company is taking over is- Europe.

OSI group has bought one of the biggest food companies in the region called Baho Food. This Dutch company will help OSI reach the European market which is one of the most lucrative. OSI through its Flagship Europe targets to introduce as many people to their products which include dips, sauces, sandwich, frozen poultry, and pies.

According to the president David McDonald, the Flagship Europe will be one of the best for the company. It will create a broader presence for the company as well as helping the company in addressing the evolving needs of the consumers. Acquisition of companies like Baho will assist the company develops more products for its clients. The new addition will supplement what the company is currently doing with its current clientele.

With a leader like McDonald, OSI Group is going to reach its targets and surpass. Together with CEO Sheldon Lavin, they have managed to build a multi-billion company from nothing.

His LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mcdonald-a1b1137