Rick Shinto and His Management Skills at InnovaCare Health.

InnovaCare Health is an organisation which comes up with many innovative solutions in the healthcare industry through its basic health plans and also having clinical networks all over. The company deals with different markets, and in each market, they have to come up with new ideas so that the patients together with other partners can have unlimited access to quality and also affordable healthcare. The organisation has been upfront in the provision of healthcare for more than a decade. Due to its affordability; InnovaCare caters for more than five hundred thousand livelihoods. The company has healthcare plans such as Medicare and Medicare Advantage which have received global recognition due to their reliable services. The company was started by Dr Rick Shinto in 1998 just after he began working as a physician in the NORTH American Medical Management. InnovaCare has mainly focused its services in Puerto Rico after they experienced the hurricane Maria which left the whole place in crisis.

InnovaCare assisted all the residents from Puerto Rico to have access to the medical plans put in place by the company where most of the beneficiaries were eligible for the medical care. The organization managed to hold a fundraiser to help those affected by the hurricane, and they were able to raise $4 million. This move was arrived at after the company saw how much trust the individuals had in InnovaCare and thus it was their duty to help them in this time of crisis. The funds helped over 4,000 residents who had no one to turn to especially in medical care. InnovaCare stepped in and gave support to the victims and eventually the company was recognised and awarded for helping the needy in Puerto Rico, and this earned them a high rating in two of their contracts, and more consumers saw the need to choose InnovaCare health plans because it was affordable and of good quality.

President Donald Trump held a meeting with individuals from the health sector, and it was also attended by Penelope Kokkinides, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at InnovaCare health. The meeting was to discuss the funds aimed at supporting Medicare plan in Puerto Rico after the crisis and the funds were increasing. The system was most popular among Puerto Ricans hence it required funds to manage it and prevent it from collapsing. In case this happened, people from Puerto Rico would choose to migrate to the States, and this would be more expensive since the medical aid prices would go up. After the meeting, the matter was looked into, and adjustments were made to assist in the healthcare of the Puerto Rico residents.


Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin remember the crimes of Joe Arpaio after pardon

The role of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in the struggle for equal rights in the United States is one of the most remarkable attempts made by private citizens against government officials. These two are veteran journalists and the founders of the Phoenix New Times, a paper that has been in circulation for four decades. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://angel.co/jim-larkin-1 and http://james-larkin.com/recent-news/

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin used the power of the media to outline the crimes which were happening in the country. Among the prominent cases, they featured was the case of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County. The sheriff left a poor legacy of supporting victimization of the immigrants in the county.

Lacey and Larkin published stories about the sheriff illegal actions exposing him to the public. Among the things which did was arresting undocumented immigrants in the county and subjecting them to human rights violations. Immigrants were placed in concentration camps which lacked every bit of respect for human rights.

The conditions in these concentration camps were so horrible that temperatures would go up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Under such condition, human life is almost unbearable. Despite this fact, Arpaio went ahead to place more and more immigrants in these camps making it even harder for people to live a good life in these facilities.

Lacey and Larkin used their powers in the media to highlight all these atrocities to the public. According to the law of the land, it is illegal to mistreat any human being. So, all the actions of Joe Arpaio were illegal and deserved to be punished. Arpaio, however, used the powers placed in the office of the sheriff to bitch up any investigations into his conduct.

He ruled the county for 24 years, after winning the position for six terms. The reason he won the seat was that he segregated the immigrants and won the support of the conservatives who supported his stand on immigration.

Joe Arpaio lost his seat for the first time in 2017. At the same time, his friend whom he campaigned for aggressively won the seat of the President of the United States. President Trump is a close ally of the former sheriff. When he left office, it was clear that he was going to face charges for the crimes he committed. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Twitter

He was taken to court in July 2017 and was found guilty of ignoring court orders on a case of harassment of immigrants. He was to be sentenced in October of the same year. However, the much-anticipated sentencing did not happen. President Trump came to the rescue of the sheriff. He gave him a presidential pardon which meant that he would not be sentenced.

The action of President Trump disappointed many human right activists in the country who had hoped the victims of the inhumane actions of Arpaio would get justice.

Led by Lacey and Larkin, they registered their disappointment although they cited the action as not surprising coming from a fellow racist in the white house.

Lacey and Larkin have promised to go ahead with the efforts to eliminate violation of human rights in Arizona.

The Part of The Majestic Duo; Alex Pall

Almost everyone you meet around the world would tell you that they have heard at least one song produced by the dynamic duo that makes up the chain smoker. However, it gets tricky when you ask who the duo are? To get that out of the way, the two include; Alex Pall and Andrew Tuggart.

The chain smoker has worked on hits that include Don’t let me down and Roses. Here is a recap of an interview with one half of the duo; Alex Pall.

Alex Pall started his journey in music as a local disk jockey in New York. This was a journey of moonlighting during the day as a disk jockey and doing his day job. This is was due to change one day when he visited an art gallery. Alex Pall noticed that house music was getting popular and it was something that he could do. He approached his manager ( current manager) who brought the other half of chain-smokers.

The two, Alex Pall and Andrew Tuggart kicked off almost immediately. They got down to business and formed the group chain smokers. To be a success as Alex Pall puts it, it needed sacrifices and sacrifice they did! Alex Pall quit his day job to concentrate on music why Andrew moved from his residential town to New York.

Alex Pall brought the DJ aspect into the music while Andrew concentrated on the production and social marketing of the music. The big advantage they had was that they both understood and loved music. The job to them was more of a hobby than a job and this has certainly paid off. They have been producing hit after hit, topping the Billboard charts.

They have worked with songwriters and big artist around the globe. However, their new song has taken a new switch and for the first time, Andrew will be singing. This to normal artist might seem a normality but to them is quite rare. Alex Pall will be writing the song and helping in the production. The song will include the service of Halsey who they consider to be one of the best artists in the world!



The REAL Catapult You Don’t Know About

There are three different kinds of catapults, technically speaking. One of them you probably know and define as a catapult, which is the Mangonel. This catapult, however, is not even the most powerful kind of catapult.

The three different kinds of catapults are the Ballista, the Mangonel and the Trabuco (also called a Trebuchet). The Ballista functions similarly to a crossbow, with two arms that are connected by a rope that is then pulled back by a winch. An ancient missile launcher (that only launched darts and stones) is also a fairly accurate description.

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The Mangonel had a long wooden arm that was held down by ropes, with a wooden bucket or spoon at the end to hold the projectile according to sinonimos.com.br. Once the rope is released, energy is released from the tension in the ropes. Then the force pushes the arm forward, throwing the projectile forward with great power and distance.

The Trabuco is a catapult that differs from both the Mangonel and the ballista in terms of design and their energy sources. Trabucos use a very long arm with a sling on one end to hold the projectile. This arm attaches to a fulcrum that holds a counterweight on the short end of the arm. A sling was sometimes added to throw the projectile; this was used to add greater range on the Trabuco.

The machine created the most power and distance out of all catapult types. In comparison to the Mangonel, it provides more accuracy as well. The Trabuco could be used to launch projectiles into ramparts and other castle defenses according to pt.wiktionary.org . This made the it an essential weapon in siege warfare. It came with disadvantages as well. The fire rate was low, accounts claimed that one could only fire about four times a day. They also were extremely difficult to move because of the weight of the stones used with the machine.

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Betsy DeVos On Topic Article

Many have seen the news enough to know that the US Education Secretary has been polarizing Americans on the topic of education reform since her appointment in 2016. Betsy DeVos is one of the most powerful women in Washington. She has been a champion for educational choice as a way to improve America’s schools, and many have watched the campaign grow over the years from where it started in Michigan. However, she has been having difficulty getting the measures passed in some states that don’t want to implement a program that may provide public funding to private schools.


However, DeVos says that is not what educational choice is about. In fact, much of the funding has come from philanthropy, including DeVo’s own foundation. However, there have been other big donors too, such as Bill Gates, Sam Walton, and Mark Zuckerberg. Philanthropy has given educational choice a chance to work in states like Florida and Louisiana.


Florida is one of the successes, according to DeVos, who has been working towards getting more choices for students. The educational choice program isn’t about getting public funding, but rather it’s about offering students a way out of failing school districts who have been failed by the standardized testing system and allowing kids to flourish in schools with a better curriculum.


Educational choice offers more than private school vouchers as well. In a recent interview with “60 Minutes,” Leslie Stahl asked DeVos about the programs and their successes. It’s hard to talk about success with just two years into the campaign and many states refusing to implement educational choice. She says that those states that do implement the programs are allowing students to get the proper education that they need now.


The confusion with educational choice comes down to where students can actually choose to go to school. It’s not all about private or charter schools. Students can also pick homeschooling, virtual schools, and magnet programs. In some states, they do get vouchers or scholarships to go to private schools. However, as DeVos points out, these have been backed by philanthropists and not public funding so far.


It’s difficult to say why people are so against educational choice. After all, it is a way to get kids into better schools right now instead of waiting to fix the issues with the public school system. Educational reform is not a new issue as it has been around since the 1980s when the Reagan administration revealed that most students were failing. Standardized testing has done little to improve the state of schools. In fact, over the past 30 years, there has only been a 20 percent improvement with students according to standardized tests, and students still do not measure up in reading comprehension and math skills.


DeVos will also be heading up the school safety movement as gun violence has become an issue in recent years. She will be meeting with policymakers to figure out a way to protect students going forward.


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Finding Themselves Under Arrest For Defense Of The First Amendment Is Starting To Become An Old Hat For Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

In a blatant violation of civil rights, the FBI arrested former Backpage owners and longtime civil rights crusading journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Lacey was supposed to be celebrating his recent marriage but instead was greeted by federal agents who invaded his house and hauled him away.

Jim Larkin faced a similar invasion of his privacy by the feds. In 2012, Lacey and Larkin sold their national newspaper chain Village Voice Media but retained the rights to their classified ad site Backpage.

The classified ad site had been under scrutiny from the federal government for some time due to claims that it facilitated sex trafficking but the journalists had sold that company as well in 2015. Shortly after this, Lacey and Larkin founded the First Amendment defending website Frontpageconfidential.

Michael Lacey’s attorney Paul Cambria has asserted that though he can not disclose any information regarding the case, his client will plead not guilty to these charges. Cambria also asserted that this is, in fact, a blatant act of government censorship and a violation of the First Amendment. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

Senator John McCain’s wife Cindy is wrapped up in this situation as well and had had a well documented and long-standing feud with Lacey and Larkin over the years. As they have done with other public figures, the journalists have pulled no punches in the past in exposing acts of hypocrisy committed by John McCain in past years.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been through this sort of thing before as a result of their ardent defence of the First Amendment. They are no strangers to pushing the hot button with corrupt government officials and then ending up in jail for their trouble. They were wrongfully arrested in 2016 under trumped up charges of pimping by Senator Kamala Harris but were able to get the case thrown out.

Their most famous incident regarding arrest happened in 2007 when their longtime adversary, then Sheriff of Maricopa County Arizona Joe Arpaio had the journalists arrested on bogus charges. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter

The impending litigation that they pair sought and won ended up seeing them awarded a settlement of $3.7 million which they put to work for the cause of civil rights and First Amendment rights by founding the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

Lacey and Larkin have been pretty consistent over the years in winning these sort of cases and having Cambria on their side is a great benefit. He has developed a serious reputation over the years in legal circles for being an attorney that can get things done.

Cambria has expressed his confidence that this will be resolved and that this grievous breach of justice will not stand.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin co-founded The Phoenix New Times in the early 1970s as a publication that would crusade for civil rights, immigrant and migrant rights and defense of the First Amendment.

Over the years they have stayed true to their convictions and have founded the philanthropic Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund as well as Frontpageconfidential in order to continue with their activism.