Roberto Santiago: Manaira Mall Owner Helps Create Different Opportunities

September 28, 2017

Those who visit the Manaira Mall can all be going there for vastly different reasons and still get exactly what they need. Roberto Santiago made sure of this when he created the mall so he would be able to cater to all of the needs of the people who he was trying to help with the shopping opportunities they had. He didn’t want the mall to be a place where people could just come to shop. Instead, he wanted Manaira Mall to be about a lifestyle. He hoped he could cater to those who wanted to shop, those who wanted to be entertained and those who needed a place to stay while they were doing all of the things Manaira Mall had to offer. It was a way for Roberto Santiago to make a difference in the area of Brazil that he lived in so he could help other people with these issues.

 

Shopping is always something others can use. Roberto Santiago knew this and continues to make that a part of his business. Whether it is shopping for clothes or something that is more exclusive, Roberto Santiago wanted to cater to those customers with the mall he had. It was part of the initiative he had for the mall so he would have the chance to be as successful as possible. Since Roberto Santiago knew what he needed to do, he felt confident he would be able to offer all of his customers the things that would make their shopping experience the best that it could be.

 

As far as entertainment went, Roberto Santiago knew that many malls had tired entertainment opportunities. People were bored of the movie theaters and arcades that most malls had. Instead, they wanted something different. That chance came in the form of a convention center on the roof of the mall. It was a way for people to really get something different. Roberto Santiago knew the Manaira Mall had a lot of changes for people to try different things. Since Roberto Santiago did this with the mall, he was setting himself apart from all of the other people who had malls. He gave himself the entertainment advantage that no other malls were able to use.

 

Even when things got hard for Roberto Santiago, he came up with new and innovative ideas. One of the things he recently did was create a hotel that is connected to his mall. He wanted the hotel to be close by so people wouldn’t have to worry about where they were going to stay. This was especially helpful for the people who were coming to the mall as tourists and were wanting to spend a lot of time visiting Manaira.

 

Daniel Taub, Established UK Presence With Israeli Alliance

September 27, 2017

After four years in the position, Daniel Taub resigned as the UK Ambassador to Israel in 2015. In his official role as foreign peacemaker and policy keeper, Taub sought to strengthen the developmental, cultural, business and academic ties between the two countries.

He took office in 2011 and in the subsequent years that followed, global trade between Israel and the United Kingdom entered a period called a, “golden era.”

Golden because the bilateral trade volume rose significantly to an estimated 5.5-7.0 billion dollars. Also an indication of Daniel Taub’s work within the Embassy, during this time Israeli business operations grew in the UK to 300. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub – Crunchbase

Born in the United Kingdom, Taub attended the University College in Oxford and London and studied at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He has always been involved in foreign affairs, once traveling to Ireland in a peace keeper capacity to gather inside knowledge about the Palestinian situation.

When faced with mounting student protests and threats of a boycott against Israeli, Daniel Taub spoke out to help resolve the conflict. He said that those who wanted to oppose Israel could do so, but supporters also had the right to their views.

His only concerned was that both sides should be heard without fear of intimidation. Daniel Taub was just 27 years old when he moved to Israel. It wasn’t long after that his commitment to government service began as a combat medic and a reserve officer.

Two years later in 1991, Taub went to work for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He held multiple legal and diplomatic positions within the cabinet, until 2011 when he was chosen as the UK’s Israeli Ambassador.

In addition to his roles as a lawyer and diplomat, Taub wrote “Parasha Diplomatti,” which provides in-depth analysis of weekly Torah verses. In translation the title means, “diplomatic incident.”

The unique aspect of Taub as an author is that he related the Torah as a way to understand the state of Israeli. It was a one of a kind book release and deemed a special project. In support of the project, Taub was called upon as a speaker to both Christian and Jewish audiences.

His manner of speaking was infused with wit, because he liked to break up the seriousness of the subject matter with a joke or anecdote. The project’s format went on to be adopted by other diplomats.

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Local Foundation Supports ACLU of Arizona through Advocacy of Immigration Rights

September 18, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona was formed in 1959 as a local affiliate. Since that time the ACLU of Arizona has repeatedly accepted the challenge of litigating numerous cases for minorities who have been targeted by unconstitutional Arizona laws and subsequent policies by law enforcement within the state.

In a 1960 landmark case involving multi-racial marriage, the ACLU of Arizona won a case that resulted in the state overturning a law which banned any such marriage.

Since then, the organization has been spearheading the defense of Arizonians to protect their rights and forming alliances with other advocacy groups to uphold the United States Constitution.

The national organization of the ACLU began with 10 founding members and now has over one million members nationwide. The organization which is non-profit has approximately 300 U.S. Attorneys nationwide to represent victims whose rights have been violated under the U.S. Constitution. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Michael Lacey | Twitter

In 2007, in widely publicized local case which made national headlines, the ACLU of Arizona worked alongside federal authorities to file a history-making class action lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The Melendres vs. Arpaio case argued that deputies were involved in racial profiling of Hispanics and Latinos during routine traffic stops.

Upon successful litigation in 2013, the presiding judge determined that Sheriff Arpaio, and the deputies who followed his orders, did in fact racially profile Hispanics and Latinos in a blatant disregard for their constitutional rights.

The victory resulted in Sheriff Arpaio’s office being embedded with a court appointed monitor in order to put an end to their rampant policy of unconstitutional profiling of otherwise law abiding citizens. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

The Lacey and Larkin Foundation has long supported advocacy groups for immigration rights within the state of Arizona. However, it has become more necessary now that immigration reform has developed into an increasingly divided issue within the country. The foundation has amplified its focus and resource allocation for the public at-large.

The Lacey and Larkin Foundation is one of the most-established advocacy groups within Arizona that provides relevant information to those within the community who may become adversely affected by immigration changes.

The organization works alongside organizations like the ACLU of Arizona to support the established laws already within the constitution.

When Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin created the foundation in 2013 they both understood the affect, and the importance, of having knowledgeable information for the public. Michael and Jim are widely-known in Arizona as journalists for the Phoenix News Times.

After their largely publicized illegal arrest by the Selective Enforcement Unit of Maricopa County, which was ordered by then Sheriff Joe Arpaio, there was a loud out-cry by Arizona residents who demanded their release.

Both journalists were victims of having their First Amendment rights violated by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office.

Their case ultimately went to the U.S. Supreme Court and was settled for $3.75 million, which was used to launch the foundation to support the community that supported them both through a long fought battle against the government.