Models of diplomacy: DANIEL TAUB

Daniel Taub, a former Israeli ambassador to UK, was born in Britain in 1962. He went to Harvard University and the University College Oxford in London. He later migrated to Israel in 1989 and worked for President Chaim Herzog as a speechwriter.

He also served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Combat Medic and later worked in the IDF’s division of international law as a reserve officer.

In 1991, Mr. Taub joined the Israel Foreign Ministry. Due to his expertise in international law, laws of war and counter-terrorism, he held different posts politically, diplomatically as well as legally. He also represented Israel in many negotiations such as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process where he was a negotiator.

He also represented Israel in the United Nations in different interventions such as when he negotiated the inclusion of the Israeli Red Cross Society into the International Red Cross Movement as well as the Gaza Flotilla incident.

Daniel Taub was named the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 2011 where he served till 2015. During his ambassadorship, he worked to help Israeli community both in Israel and in the UK, he worked to help Israeli community both in Israel and in the UK, and to business and trade relations between the two countries.

A key emphasis was linking trade with technology. One initiative involved a competition in partnership with Google called the Bizcamp competition which helped in the development and growth of trade between the two countries. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

This competition led him to be nominated for the Grassroot Diplomatic Initiative Award. Trade between UK and Israel is said to have doubled between 2011 and 2015.

Daniel Taub was the second Israeli born in Britain to serve as an ambassador there.

He met the Queen in 2011, and when he presented his credentials, the queen wanted to know how it felt like to serve as an ambassador in the land of his birth.

He stated that he was proud to raise his family in Israel but was deeply appreciative of the opportunity it gave his parents and grandparents and said that he hoped to show his through deepening the bond between the two countries. In addition to that, he is a father of six as well as a Manchester City fan.


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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Know How to Help

**UPDATE FEBRUARY 23rd 2017**

Sometimes We Miss A Lot By Watching The News

This Revolution Wasn’t Televised

It’s best that you don’t turn on your T.V. if you want to realize the truth of our society. There’s a challenge in the American nation that continues to reveal itself through police brutality and the violence instigated by our own citizens. These forces are moving with tremendous power and taking lives in large numbers. This conflict has been ongoing and unprecedented.

The voice of Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin remind us of these issues in our nation. There’s a transformation to come, but we must first listen to the messages of those affected the most. The writers we mention have a story to tell, and it begins with an unfortunate night when they were arrested within their own homes through false charges.

Who Are Michael Lacey And Jim Larkin?

Larkin and Lacey are accomplished journalists who’ve dedicated their writing to cover the violent issues of American society. They were illegally arrested in an officer’s attempt to cover up the corruption and abuse of his workforce. The arrest that police attempted was reversed within 24 hours. This led to Mike and Jim pursuing a lawsuit against Maricopa county, Arizona.

The specific charges were against Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was pardoned by the president of the United States. This pardon was a shock to the entire country. It came after the exposure of the officer’s conduct and after the world came to realize his abuse of power. The writers are no longer being threatened and pursued, but they feel a great injustice has been made.

They continue to speak out about the pardon of Sheriff Arpaio in hopes that people will take notice.

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The voice of these journalist rise within American society and give inspiration to many who’re facing the challenges of a violent nation. The justice they eventually received came in the form of a $3.2 million dollar settlement with the U.S. government of Maricopa county. There is at least some closure to this conflict and a happier ending then prison time.

The time being spent by Larkin and Lacey today is with a new non-profit. The agency formed is the “Frontera Fund.” Arizona is unique in having a high population of latinos. The abuse these minorities have faced leads Lacey and Larkin to direct their compensation money to an agency that works for solutions with border and immigration challenges.


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**UPDATE JULY 11th 2017**

Lacey & Larkin and Other Civil, Human and Immigrants’ Rights Groups

Under the US constitution, everyone living in the US have a right to equal protection under the law. However, this is not always the case. Minority groups, especially immigrants, tend to be discriminated and put under deplorable conditions should they bring any complaints forth. For Example, in Arizona, immigrants and their families are stored in a warehouse, where conditions are so inhumane, as they wait for hearing of their cases. They are treated this way because they are not a majority, hence have no voice. Also, most of them have no money to hire lawyers to represent them, even when they have viable cases.

Luckily, there are some organizations that have dedicated time and funds to voicing the needs and rights of immigrants. These civil, human and immigrants’ rights groups educate, advocate and conduct research on human and civil rights for the immigrants. They are the reason why more immigrants can today boast of living in a just community. Here is a list of some of the most influential civil, human and immigrants’ rights groups.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was established by two human rights activists, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The two are founding partners of the Village Voice and Phoenix New Times Newspaper. They started the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund with the $3.75 million that they had received as settlement money for a case that they had won. The duo had been arrested in the middle of the night, at their homes.

The arrest was led by Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff, following the publishing of his home address on the Phoenix New Times Newspaper. However, the jury on their case found them innocent as their first amendment rights of right to free speech, had been violated. They were released on a judgment of false arrest and were compensated with $3.75 million.

Lacey and Larkin used this money to start the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The aim of this non-profit organization is to fund organizations that advocate for human, civil, and immigrant’s rights. The foundation recently donated $2 million to the Arizona State University. This money is to be used to fund a project where students write in Spanish and English about the various issues that immigrants face. The money will also be used to support the Lacey & Larkin Chair.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

ACLU is a reputable organizations that advocates for civil rights. The organization concentrates on helping those who have been affected from the violation of their constitutional rights. The foundation has an Immigrants’ Rights Project, which helps to ensure fair trials of immigrants, helping immigrants to access job permits and enabling them to attend schools.

The National Network of Immigrants and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)

NNIRR was founded in the year 1986 and has since been working to ensure that immigrants and refugee rights are not violated. They work by building immigrant communities and empowering them to fight for their social and civil rights.

There are many ways that people can help with civil rights but Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know that the best ways to be able to help people is through the opportunities that they have to make things better. It is something that has allowed the men the chance to make a difference in the world that they live in and to provide opportunities to people who have never had the chance to have a better life before.

Thanks to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, people are now able to get more out of the opportunities that they have and they actually have a lot less to worry about when it comes to the options that they have. For Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, this is something that has made it easier for everyone to get what they need out of different situations that they are in.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know what they are doing when it comes to helping people out. They first made the choice to help people out with their reporting and journalism skills.

They reported on things that were wrong and they also did what they could to show people that they could get more out of their lives each time that they made the decision to do something new.

Larkin and Lacey even reported on their own sheriff’s office. While this came with some problems that they had to deal with, Larkin and Lacey knew that it was something that would make things better for everyone.

Despite the fact that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had their own civil rights issues to contend with, they worked to make sure that they were helping out other people, too. This meant that they were able to do what they could to help themselves and then help others as well.

They wanted to show people that they could do more and that they would be able to get more out of life if they had the right type of help. Larkin and Lacey used the Frontera Fund to be able to show people the differences in the opportunities that they had for success with their own issues.

When it came time for Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey to be able to get what they wanted out of different situations, they knew what they were going to do. For Larkin and Lacey, they chose to make sure that they were helping other people out.

When they won their own civil rights case, they decided to use the money from that to start the fund that they were planning on doing. The Frontera Fund was born from this and allowed them to help many more people out with civil rights issues.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Return to the Limelight with Front Page Confidential

Despite retiring in 2012 with the sale of their nation-wide conglomerate Village Voice Media, founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have kept themselves quite busy. For one thing they were on one side of a legal battle for five years. The battle being referred to is the wrongful arrest case they filed for their unceremonious and scandalous 2007 arrest. For another thing they have been using the payout from that lawsuit, which they won by the way, to finance the Frontera Fund. The fund allocates money from the settlement to support organization that stand for migrant rights, specifically for the Latino community in Arizona. Migrant rights are a big issue there and have been for decades, ever since Sheriff Joe Arpaio was called on the carpet for his questionable tactics. It was Lacey and Larkin who called him out, using alternative weekly Phoenix New Times, which they also founded, to do it. The feud they stared ended with their arrest by Arpaio, but now it looks like the fun will begin again.

Earlier this year Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin created Front Page Confidential, a counterculture site dedicated to free speech and the First Amendment. The site, much like the New Times, will feature lively articles and long-form investigative journalism. True to form it has an entire sub-category dedicated to Arpaio, who lucky enough just started a Senate run. Lacey and Larkin will maintain the site as publishers while they continue their work with Frontera. In any case they are quite busy, and Arpaio’s run for Senate will only make them busier.


Securus Technologies Acquires A Payment Making Leader

Recently, Securus Technologies made the decision to acquire GovPayNet to expand and improve their payment options. GovPayNet was founded by a former law enforcement officer twenty years ago in an effort to offer a greater range of payment options to the public. GovPayNet specializes in: property tax and assessment payments, restitution, probation oversight, traffic and criminal fines, electronic monitoring costs, records fees, publicly administered child support, towing and impound fees, plus a variety of payments to different federal agencies. GovPayNet has expanded such that they are in 26% of counties across the nation. GovPayNet also provides services to over 2,200 government facilities in 35 states.


President and CEO of Securus, Robert Pickens, was very excited about the merger stating that Securus is happy to have the addition of GovPayNet because they hold to the high standards of excellent customer service and offer a quality service to the general public. Securus Technologies is a leader in safety and security technology across from he nation. Securus specializes in: emergency response, incident management, information management, biometric analysis, investigation, and inmate self service. Securus Technologies is located in Dallas, Texas, and offers service to over 3400 facilities and 1,200,000 inmates on a daily basis. To read more about the merger and GovPayNet, please click here.


Hawaiian Volcanic Water Waiakea Redefines Bottled Water

What if there was a water that was really eco-friendly, would it be worth it? Could Hawaii volcanic water be all the things they claim? Is it good? It is cost effective? Is it really eco-friendly? We can tell you without a doubt, Yes! Now, let is tell you why. First lets look at the bottled water in marketing standpoint. All the bottled water companies try to make their water the best. They do that by making it unique in some way. The main problem with bottled water is, well, the bottle is made from plastic. If there are a few words that don’t fit well together they would be environmentally friendly plastic bottled water.

Waiakea changed that. They have created what may very well be, the world’s first eco-friendly plastic bottle. The bottle is made from a type of plastic like material that is degradeable. Now, that is a first in the bottled water industry and it puts them in a unique place, but, that’s just the start. Waiakea is a sustainable alternative to many other waters because of the bottle and the volcanic water benefits it provides. We didn’t even start to tell you about the Waiakea water ph yet. We can’t wait to get to that part, it’s going to be fun. Oh, we might as well just get to it now.

This Waiakea water is filtered through the Mauna Loa volcano and has a unique composition of minerals and pH that is rich in sodium, magnesium and more electrolytes than you can shake an empty plastic water bottle at. The pH is between 7.8 to 8.8 and that’s naturally alkaline. Another thing that makes the water so awesome is that the company does their best to be as eco friendly as they can by using an eco-friendly truck to deliver their bottled water.

Without a doubt, this is a water you can feel great about drinking an offering to a friend. When you want great tasting water that is environmentally friendly, the Hawaii volcanic water that is Waiakea is the bottled water that you want. The good news is, you don’t have to travel far to get it.

Louis Chenevert Proved People Drive Profits

When Louis Chenevert took over United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2006, he made it his work to create a brighter future for his company by unleashing the creativity of his workforce. Mr. Chenevert who received a degree in production management from HEC Montreal is a proponent of enhancing the skills of a business’s human capital as a means of fueling innovation and productivity.

Even in the era of globalization, which has seen companies scrambling to set up production overseas, Mr. Chenevert was doing the exact opposite. He was streamlining UTC’s operations and bringing his most talented and skilled workers together to reduce cost and increase the access of technologist and engineers to one another. Louis Chenevert believed this type of close contact could be a catalyst for the development of significant new products.

Shareholders were not disappointed by the results of these efforts. One colossal innovation has been the geared turbofan (GTF) jet engine. GTF technology is revolutionizing the airline industry. The GTF engine is 75 percent quieter and 16 percent more fuel efficient than previous jet engines. This one development alone will guarantee more significant market share for UTC, not to mention enhanced profitability due to service contracts which will result from such sales.

Another way UTC is investing in its employees is by paying for them to go back to school. A UTC employee can go back to school today, and the company will reimburse their tuition. The belief is that such an investment in your workforce only makes them more valuable to the company. Louis Chenevert understands production. His philosophy is that a smart worker is a more productive worker.

There is no need to ship jobs out of the country if you can enhance productivity, while simultaneously reducing your operating cost. By moving most of UTC’s divisions to within a few miles of Connecticut’s capital city, where the company is based, Chenevert accomplished this goal by cutting down on traveling expenses.

Although Mr. Louis Chenevert retired from his post as CEO back in 2014, his legacy will be a lasting one. The financial results he posted during his tenure proves that it can be profitable for CEOs to invest heavily in their people. In fact, their human resources may be their most significant untapped asset.

Staying Young Forever with Jeunesse Global

As one of the fastest direct-sales companies around, Jeunesse experienced a breath-taking step into the field of reversing age-related damage and preventing further breakdown in those who stick to the products long-term. Originally started by Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis, the world-renowned company infuses natural products with proprietary blends to create nine product lines that target the human body from every angle. Known as the Youth Enhancement System, the products altogether aren’t advertised as treating or curing any disease, but they do help you take a step in the right direction.

The company was first created at 9 p.m. on 9/9/2009 to infuse the symbolism of long-term wellness with the roots of the company and its goal. The nine product lines are aimed at people of all ages and both sexes, and those who’ve tried them as directed are noted for swearing by the effects. It seems that the spry enterprisers have created a winner that will go on to make the world a better place as they envisioned many years ago.

Jeunesse’s Offerings

In keeping with the mystical symbolism of the number 9, the Youth Enhancement System is geared to reduce the symptoms of aging on the inside and outside. The products cover everything from restful sleep to a wakeful mood and productive focus with caffeine alternatives and healthy fitness boosters. They also bring antioxidant superfood blends to the table that are designed to improve your resistance to free radicals and other sources of toxic breakdown in the body.

Jeunesse makes it a point to show everyone that while we don’t yet have the artificial means of shoehorning extended lifespans into the population, we do have a human body that’s a technological marvel in itself — we just need to feed it the right ingredients. This is what the Youth Enhancement System does with its topical applicators, capsules, powders and drink mixes that all work together to bring out the best in you every day and night. You just might find that it’s the best investment you’ve made!