History Has Been Kind To The Legacy of Big Jim Larkin

In 1909, Jim Larkin founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. It would remain a force in Irish society for the next 80 years – but Larkin’s role in creating the ITGWU would be almost a side story to a life of achievements of a remarkable man.

James Larkin was born in 1876 in the slums of Liverpool where his parents toiled at hard labor jobs for tiny wages, a situation that all but assured a lifetime of bleak poverty.

Larkin attended a few years of grammar school but soon began working as a child laborer to help his family survive. When his father died when Jim was just 14, a life of hard labor and poverty seemed preordained.

But Jim Larkin was no ordinary young man. He developed an intense distaste for the shocking social injustice that was his life, but also the lives of his fellow Irishmen – masses of people leading a hopeless existence under the thumb of a tiny class of elites who kept all money and power to themselves.

Larkin may have had a rudimentary education, but he had a keen intellect that grasped larger issues. Even more so, he was a naturally gifted, powerful speaker with a special talent for inspiring men to action.

As a young man in his twenties while working on the docks, Larkin began organizing strikes and preaching the gospel of unions. He was also enamored with the works of Karl Marx and embraced the concepts of Socialism and Communism.

It might be said that Larkin’s appreciation of Marx was less about ideology than about that plain fact that everyone he knew lived in poverty despite working long hours every day for starvation wages. Larkin is famous for coining the phrase, “A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”

That’s what it got down to for Jim Larkin. But to achieve a fair wage for the masses of poor Irishmen, Larkin inevitably embraced those elements that have long been anathema to Western governments – specifically, Larkin developed deep ties to the Soviet Union where Socialist revolutionaries had just overthrown the centuries-old aristocracy of Tsarist Russia.

Trucking with Russians and Communists did nothing to endear Larkin to Great Britain and the United States – in fact, when Larkin moved to the U.S. in 1914 it was not long before he found himself locked in prison on charges of inciting social anarchy.

But history has been kind to the man who is known today in Ireland as “Big Jim” Larkin. A statue of Larkin graces a prominent location on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. The monument displays the man with his arms outstretched beckoning people to rise and fight for their basic human rights. An inscription on the pedestal reads: “The great appear great because we are on our knees: Let us rise.”

It’s a fitting tribute who did so much to lift his fellow man out of the depths of poverty to a life of dignity.’

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Academy of Art University: Ushering Opportunities for Those Who Have a Passion for Fashion

The recently concluded New York Fashion Week introduced several aspiring fashion designers that are new to the industry. It’s a very fascinating experience to witness fresh talents come up with creative ideas for style. The School of Fashion at the Art Academy University showcased the creations of ten recent BFA and MFA graduates which focused on innovation for men and women’s clothing. The graduates were inspired by various themes such as mixed material, vintage, and natural silhouettes.

 

There are definitely no limits to style and it’s refreshing to see these fashion designers from the Academy of Art University come up with ideas which are not only original but also personal to their experiences in daily life. It’s interesting how these inspirations translate into something that people can wear and express themselves.

 

Academy of Art University has been producing graduates who have a keen eye on design, fine arts, entertainment and liberal arts. They have produced a roster of students who eventually garnered spots to showcase their selections in the sought-after runway shows and exhibits. Students in the category of visual effects have become Oscar nominees in the same field, with the titles that we may be familiar with such as: Doctor Strange, Moana, The Jungle Book, Suicide Squad, among many others.

 

The San Francisco based university aspires to educate and equip individuals who have a passion for art, entertainment and fashion to succeed in their chosen industry. Academy of Art University started in 1929 as an advertising school. It eventually grew to be a university featuring various schools and departments.

 

The university offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in a range of 25 subjects. They also recently started accepting students who are interested in distance learning via online classes. This is perfect for out-of-state students who wish to earn a degree at the convenience of their home.

 

Academy of Art University offers top of the line facilities and resources which allow students to maximize their potential in learning and creativity. The faculty and staff are well-versed when it comes to latest trends in art, design and fashion, keeping the students up-to-date with their chosen subjects.

 

For more information, you can visit their website at www.academyart.edu.

How Malcolm CasSelle Says We Will Exchange Crypto for NBA Jerseys & In-App Clothing Soon

How long until you can own a part of Michael Jordan’s original jersey with cryptocurrency? Malcolm CasSelle, President of WAX, says it’s not long at all.

WAX, which stands for Worldwide Asset eXchange, is a decentralized platform that has created a marketplace for virtual, tokenized, game assets for anyone to join. While the focus is on virtual assets, there is a strong possibility for physical assets to be exchanged as well.

These assets would be governed using rating systems and a proof of stake algorithm, as well as Transfer Agents and Guilds. Transfer Agents are responsible for transferring the asset from seller to buyer safely and are supervised by committees called Guilds. Guilds are elected and risk not being re-elected in the game if they do not authenticate assets and take action against irresponsible Transfer Agents. This form of checks-and-balances is what keeps WAX tokens connected to their appropriate assets.

WAX Token’s strength stems from the level of confidence in the Guilds and the overall platform. More confidence = more transactions. More transactions = better reputation.

With all that being said, it’s obvious to see that WAX, with the help of Malcolm CasSelle, has created its very own economy for the purpose of exchanging assets we never thought of exchanging in this likeness before.

Among spearheading the crypto-universe we are heading in, Malcolm CasSelle was previously President and CTO at tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing) overseeing rapid growth properties leveraging digital assets. Malcolm has led startups in the digital industry like MediaPass, Xfire, and Groupon’s joint venture with Tencent in China.

Malcolm was also an early-stage investor in Facebook, Zynga, and also invests in big data and blockchain verticals, all with degrees in Computer Science from both MIT and Stanford University.

Malcolm is a professional entrepreneur who has a reputation for finding the best technology with the potential to upholster how we run society. You can find more information on how WAX Token will be doing just that on its website at waxtoken.com.

Avanca Gives NewsWatch TV a Great Review

Avanca created an Indiegogo to help fund their product and set a hefty goal of ten thousand in a month. With the help of NewsWatch producing their advertisement, they were able to meet and exceed their goal making over four hundred thousand. They credited working with the NewsWatch team as the reason they were so successful. Nathalie Van Wijkvilet the CMO of the company said the team and support from NewsWatch were the best and this was the second time they worked with them. These types of Indiegogo campaigns need a strong marketing team behind them and NewsWatch was able to deliver.

NewsWatch is a thirty-minute program broadcast on several networks across the country. It’s been on the air for over two decades and continues to bring fans the important news they want to know. topics include tourism, business news, consumer electronics, new releases, health and science news, and much more. Over time NewsWatch has helped a lot of small businesses like Avanca get the funding they need for their products and take an active interest in not only providing information but helping when they can.

Three people bring NewsWatch TV to life every episode and they are Chris, Michelle, and Andrew. Between the three of them, they have twenty years of journalism experience and know how to entertain the masses. The show has had a lot of credible celebrities on like Dr. Phil and has been consistently bringing news that matters to their fans. If you’re looking for the best tech reviews, business updates, and daily news all in one place, NewsWatch TV is the best place to go.

Igor Cornelsen Optimistic about the Future of Brazil’s Economy

Brazil’s economy has been in trouble for a while now, but it has shown a lot of promise of healing and regaining its reputation. There have been massive improvements in the living standards and infrastructure which demonstrate the significant steps Brazil is taking to recover.

Famous banker and investor, Cornelsen believes that in relation to how the nation has quickly moved to recover the economy, Brazil has been able to move on from the recession to new times.

Cornelsen also has a strong feeling that should Brazil’s elections in 2018 go without a hitch; the economy should experience further growth as there might be a swarm of new local and foreign investors coming in.

Cornelsen Career Highlights

One can rarely speak about the Brazilian banking and investments industry without mentioning Igor Cornelsen. Igor Cornelsen has had a luxurious career. Read more: Adicione uma descrição a este tópico

He was one of the most prominent bankers in Brazil, and has held top positions in some of the most prominent global financial institutions. Currently, he works at Bainbridge Group Inc. where he plays a proprietorship role.

He also serves as a consultant where he advises the company on making long-term investments in unpredictable markets. Cornelsen also believes that whether one has intentions of investing in foreign markets or local properties, success can only be achieved where a proficient investment firm is brought on as a partner, and Bainbridge is precisely that.

With his consultation work, Igor Cornelsen has helped countless investors make profitable long-term investments. He is also known to advise people against investing in damaged companies but instead advises individuals to put their money in damaged stocks.

He has developed a sensitive approach to investing, but his strategies are always perfect for businesses with reducing stock prices.

As a Brazilian by birth, Cornelsen vigorously advocates for his country when it comes to investing. High ranking news sites like CNBC are always publishing and sharing his investment tips to people with a keen interest in the largest economy in South America.

And even though now retired, Cornelsen still spends a lot of his time finding investment opportunities, and occasionally loves to play golf.

Learn more about Igor Cornelsen: https://twitter.com/igorcornelsen and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/igorcornelsen

Karl Heideck on the Car Seats laws in Pennsylvania

In one of his recent articles, Karl Heideck wrote about the new car seats’ laws in the state of Pennsylvania. These are laws that are supposed to protect the children while on the roads. According to statistics by AAA, auto accidents rank high on the list of the causes of childhood deaths in the state. To curb this unfortunate predicament, the legislators in the state decided to start by creating laws that will focus on the design of car seats. It is unfortunate that avoidable deaths have been occurring in the state for a long time with no action being taken. However, the situation has reached the ears of legislators and going forward more safety recommendations will be considered so that the issue can be adequately addressed.

According to the law, which came into effect in August 2016, it is mandatory for any child below two years to be secured in car seats which are facing backward- to the rear of the car. According to research, the backward facing position protects the child in case of an accident since their bones, spine, and the head is too delicate. After the law was passed, drivers were given a grace period of one year to implement it. For the past one year, police have just been giving warnings to non-compliant drivers. However, from now going on, non-compliant drivers will attract a fine of $125.

The law continues to demand that, for children less than eight years, they should sit on booster seats. The only exclusion is children weigh more than 80 pounds or those that are taller than 4 ‘9. Non-compliance with second law attracts fine of $75.
According to Karl Heideck, it is important that parents familiarize themselves with this law before they find themselves on the wrong side with the authorities. They should check with their manufactures if the seats are compliant with the regulations. Some car seat manufacturers have been issuing recalls on some new car models and old cars, more than five years, which are non-compliant with the law.

Karl advises parents only to buy new car seats since the old ones may be damaged or may have other defects that may put your child at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety usually releases yearly report on the safest car seats on the market. The report is made after thorough tests and inspections to verify their safety levels. Parents who are not familiar with the conditions set should consult with their car seats manufacturers or check the IIHS list.

About Karl Heideck

Karl is a lawyer working in Philadephia. He normally works on litigation cases involving bank fraud among other bank-related securities cases.

Karl Heideck went to Temple University Beasley School of Law. He graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2009. Karl also holds a bachelor in English from Swarthmore College.

Learn more: http://karlheideck.com/