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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Promoted, Yet Again

High ranking Bradesco’s employees including Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi (current chairman and president of the bank) and the outgoing chairman Lazaro de Mello Brandao speak to the bank’s ability to retain its employees for long. Apparently, the bank has a low staff turnover. Brandao, 91, resigned after devoting over 74 years of his life to Bradesco. Cappi has worked at the bank for 48 years, and he just assumed the chairmanship of the bank.

Other employees who have worked at the bank for a significant period include some of those rumored as poised to take over from Cappi when he resigns as the president of the bank. They are Josué Augusto Pancini, Octavio de Lazari, André Rodrigues Cano, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, and Alexandre da Silva Gluher. They joined the bank either in the ‘70s or the ‘80s. Other professionals in the list of those likely to replace Cappi are Mauricio Machado de Minas and Marcelo de Araujo Noronha who became Bradesco’s employees in 2009 and 2003 respectively.

Bradesco’s low staff turnover could be attributed to its attention to staff development. The bank rewards performance without any discrimination whatsoever. Brandao became part of the institution in 1943, and he was just a mere clerk. However, he resigned having held all the esteemed positions in the bank (presidency and chairmanship) and as a result rubbing elbows with the who is who in the Brazil’s financial sector. Cappi, just like the immediate former chairman, started out his career as a clerk at the bank in 1969. He is now the chairman and the CEO. He was appointed the CEO of the bank in 2009.

All the seven individuals seen as the frontrunners in the race to succeed Cappi joined the bank assuming entry-level or mid-level positions but all of them are now in charge of departments deemed to be the heartbeat of Bradesco. Cano is tasked with overseeing the human resources department, Lazari is the chairman of Bradesco Seguros, de Minas is in the head of the IT department, etc. Bradesco will continue rewarding its high performing employees.

Brandao’s resignation was a personal choice. The 91-year-old is glad to have served the bank in different capacities, and he believes it is time to let younger leaders take charge of crucial tasks at the bank for the sake of continuity. He will still retain lighter duties like the chairmanship of Fundação Bradesco and Bradespar SA. Apart from Bradesco related duties, Brandao is the chairman of the Institute of Diseases of the Digestive System and Nutrition.

The new chairman and the serving CEO is a respected professional in the whole of Brazil. He was President Dilma Rousseff’s choice for the head of the country’s ministry of finance in 2015. However, Cappi declined the offer as he believes that he is serving the society even better at Bradesco.

Cappi is a graduate of philosophy and Socio-Psychology. He pursued the former at the University of São Paulo and the latter at Fundação School of Sociology and Politics. Many people are surprised to find out what Cappi studied in college as many bank executives studied sciences, engineering, finance, or accounting. Apparently, it is not what a person studied in college that matters but a person’s career track record.

Various bodies have recognized Cappi’s work. GlobalCCU Awards honored Unibrad, a corporate university he established to meet the career development needs of Bradesco’s staff as the “Best Corporate University in the World.” Cappi won the 2009’s Don Quixote Trophy. Between 2006 and 2016, Cappi has been honored with a slew of titles including the most recent as one of the “Best CEOs in Brazil.”

Read more Trabuco will assume the presidency of Bradesco’s board; bank to appoint new chief executive in March

James Larkin The Revolutionary Labor Union Activist

“A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.” This statement is famously associated with James Larkin popularly known as Big Jim. Big Jim is one of the founding fathers and staunch activist in the Irish economy.

James Larkin was born in Liverpool slums of England to middle-class Irish parents. For this reason, James wasn’t fortunate enough to get a good education. However, with the little education that he was exposed to, he was able to get a number of manual jobs before joining the Liverpool docks as a foreman. Learn more about Jim Larkin:

Through this experience, James got acquainted with the working conditions of many employees. This situation fueled up the drive in him to advocate and fight for fair working conditions of employees. Read more: James Larkin | Biography

In 1905 James Larkin was able to join the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) in a full-time capacity. In NUDL, Larkin worked as a trade union organizer, and his main method was always using militant strikes. Other unionists did not take this well, and Jim was transferred to Dublin in 1907.

At Dublin, James Larkin saw the opportunity to establish another trade union by the name Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU). The primary objective of ITGWU was to bring all Irish industrial employees skilled and unskilled into one to champion for their rights.

After ITGWU, James Larkin formed the Irish Labor party where he was responsible for carrying out a series of militia strikes. The most common strike to date carried out by James was the Dublin 1913 Lockout which saw over 100,000 industrial workers go on strike for up to eight months ultimately winning their case and getting fair terms of employment.

Even in his death, James Larkin still commands a lot of respect more so when it comes to matters employment not only in Ireland but the world at large. Thanks to him, employees can enjoy a fair day’s work and a fair day’s pay.

Frontera Fund Founders, Lacey & Larkin Outraged By DHS Social Media Focus

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin of the Frontera Fund are outraged at the government’s announcement to spy on immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to collect social media data from any immigrant living in the US, including permanent residents and naturalized citizens. Lacey and Larkin question this surveillance and our privacy laws.

This new measure will go into force on October 18th, however, many details on how this new monitoring system works are not known. DHS and US Citizenship and Immigration Service have not been forthcoming and responding to requests. This announcement immediately drew criticism from civil and human rights organizations, like the Frontera Fund, and ACLU.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin said this move is an invasive attack on immigrants, and raises concerns about privacy and freedom of expression. Grassroots organizations are already mobilizing to file lawsuits for violation of civil and constitutional rights.

The ACLU has pointed out that gathering information from the internet is ineffective in protecting national security, and is just another example of the Trump administration focusing on a anti-immigrant agenda. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook

Larkin and Lacey say this move will have a profound effect that impacts millions of immigrants who publish information daily in social media.

According to this new policy, Department of Homeland Security is not only able to collect information from social media accounts like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, but they can also collect data from search results. It’s unclear how the government will mine data from Google search histories, or how the information will be collected from social networks. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

Shockingly, says Larkin and Lacey, this new policy will allow the government to collect data on everyone who maintains contact on social media with immigrants. The question is, are public files, that you knowingly place on social media, for everyone to read, protected by privacy laws? Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin call it a higher-tech surveillance process that is also a growing trend by the Department of Homeland Security.

Established in 2015, the Frontera Fund, founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, began a fight for immigrant legalization and combating an exclusionary justice system. The organization advocates for immigrant and migrant worker rights, and promotes equality for all.

The Backdrop of the Frontera Fund

In 2007, both Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were stripped of their rights by infamous Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Removed forcibly from their homes and transported to jails because of news stories Larkin and Lacey had printed in the Phoenix New Times.

Five years later, a $3.7 million dollar settlement that Larkin and Lacey won started the Frontera Fund. Today, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin continue their effort to overhaul repressive states that exploit immigrant workers, and demand fair rights.

The Outstanding Career of Scott Rocklage

Dr. Scott Rocklage works with the 5AM Ventures where he is a Managing Partners. In 2003, he went to serve at the company and was promoted to managing Partner after only one year. When it comes to the healthcare management sector, Scott Rocklage has lots of expertise and experience which he has accumulated for the more than 30 years he has worked there.

Through his strategic and exemplary leadership, a number of drug applications have been approved in the United States. These include Omniscan and Telescan. Prior to joining 5AM Ventures, Scott has worked in other organizations such as Nycomed Salutar, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Novira, Relypsa and catalytica among others.

While working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Scott Rocklage served in the position of Chief Executive Officer. While working here, he managed to steer the organization to achieve lots of growth and success. Scott also served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Nycomed Salutar where he led the company to greater success. Read more: Scott Racklage | Bloomberg

While serving at Catalytica and Salutar, he managed to serve in a number of research and development positions. Dr. Scott Rocklage served as the Board Chairman at Novira and Relypsa where he gave his contributions in healthcare management. He has earned a reputation as a reliable and efficient leader when it comes to the management of healthcare.

Dr. Scott Rocklage works as a member in the board of many companies which include Epirus, Rennovia, Kinestral and Pulmatrix. He is known to have an excellent academic background when it comes to healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he managed to earn his Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry.

Scott Rocklage also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his PhD in Chemistry. Scott’s breakthrough in the sector of healthcare came after he conducted his research work at the Richard R. Schrock’s laboratory. In 2005, Richard Schrock was the Nobel Prize Winner due to his achievements in Chemistry.

Scott Rocklage has invented over thirty American patents and has managed to publish over 100 peer-reviewed research papers. Dr. Scott Rocklage has been named among the most influential personalities when it comes to the sector of healthcare management in the United States.

Boraie Development Extents Its Philanthropy to the State Theatre

Boraie Development has been breathing live to the people of New Brunswick. 2016 was not an exception as the firm partnered with The Provident Development Bank Foundation to offer free summer movies at the State Theatre. The movies that were expected to feature included Frozen, Extra-Terrestrial, Babe, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University and Aladdin. These films would feature from July 12 to August 16.

All the six movies were availed free to the community and aired from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. offering free movies to the community gives them an opportunity to enjoy their summer with families in the opulent State Theatre. Over the years, the 1921 historic State Theatre has become one of the best places to hold live performances in New Jersey.

Statement from the Donors

Hiam Boraie, the vice president of Boraie Development, expressed his joy in having the opportunity to fund the event yet again. He stated that funding the summer movies is part of their corporate social responsibility, which helps the communities come together, rich or poor and enjoy the event.

On the other hand, the executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation, Jane Kurek stated that the organization was pleased to have the chance to sponsor the event. She seemed to be reading from the same script with Boraie Development when she stated that sponsoring the event is a great opportunity to give families a chance to enjoy free movies irrespective of their background.

A Larger Number Reached

State Theatre’s vice president of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Anna Marie Gewirtz stated that the organization was honored to have the chance to offer free movies again. She said that with the sponsorship, the firm could present affordable programming. She also invited people to turn out in large numbers to grace the historic event. Boraie Development and The Provident Bank’s generosity could not go unnoticed. She thanked the two organizations stating that though them, they can reach over 75,000 people.

A Great Experience

Moviegoers would enjoy a historical event in the summer of 2016. According to, this includes the state-of-the-art HD digital cinema projection system, which has a Barco projector, digital surround sound, and 46’ Stewart film screen. The audience can sit in the 1,850 seat theater either downstairs or view from the balcony.

Boraie Development

Boraie Development is a real estate developer specializing in urban real estate development, sales and marketing and property management. Boraie development has gained a reputation for its visionary leadership that has helped restructure the face of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Clients are assured of timely completion of their properties, thanks to Boraie Development’s partnerships with strong banks, contractors, and architects.

How Sweetgreen Won the Hearts of Many Diners

While some people take months or even years to brainstorm and come up with viable business ideas, Nathaniel Ru and his friends Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet did not take that long. The idea of starting Sweetgreen came as a result of a gap that existed in the campus food industry.

The three could not find a place to buy health salads or food in general. This was the genesis of Sweetgreen, a chain of salad selling joints that is now operating in most cities throughout the USA. The company is known for its sweet, healthy, local and organic salads.

Besides the fact that the food is healthy, it is also very affordable. Nathaniel and his other friends, who are also co-founders of the restaurant, hail from families of business parents. The three were also studying business courses at Georgetown University when they set out to start their venture. The trio started the restaurant business when they were in their final semester.

Nathaniel and his colleagues are tech savvy entrepreneurs, who have embraced technology to help serve the customer more effectively. About 30% of their business transactions is made through a Sweetgreen application.

The three do not believe in a big corporate kind of business model. Instead, they focus on opening more joints to reach out to as many people as possible.

Sweetgreen’s success has attracted many restaurant owners, who with no doubt have a lot to learn from the chain. The restaurant has also been backed by big investors like Case Steve and Daniel Boulud. Sweetgreen now has branches in 40 locations, and all of them have people lining up every day. The restaurant opened the newest joint in Los Angeles this year. It is important also to note that, all the three co-founders are first-generation immigrants.

In an interview conducted by Fortune, Nathaniel Ru said that, had he known better, when he was still twenty, he could have read more books. He also said that entrepreneurs or CEOs should learn to delegate duties to their teams. You cannot manage a business and run it all on your own.

Nathaniel attended Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he graduated with a BS in Finance back in 2007. It is during the same year that the trio founded their now very successful salad chain. Nathaniel is a big fan and admirer of Kevin Plank of Under Armour. His favorite restaurant is Johnny Monis’ Little Serow, which serves delicious Northern Thai food in DC.

Bridget Scarr: Fine-tuning the Content Development Requirements of Various Industries

Bridget Scarr, the Executive Producer at Colibri Studios, is known for developing and managing high-quality contents for various digital platforms, advertising industries, and media outlets. She has more than a decade of experience in producing world-class contents for a number of media, advertising, animation, and digital firms by collaborating with them. She is known as a writer with generating compelling and appealing contents that can be broadcasted across the platforms. Scarr is known for producing contents for latest technology innovations such augmented reality and virtual reality. Interestingly, she led many teams that are working on various topics including entertainment, lifestyle, drama, factual entertainment programming, and animation for children.


Scarr started her career with Urban Brew Studios, a television content producing firm in South Africa, as its Production Manager. During the period, she took the responsibility of a number of shows, commercials, and conducted shoots in various African countries. Later, Scarr started working as the Line Producer and Production Manager to Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising firm based in New York. She took care of the management, production, and coordination of various campaigns, TV commercials, and more. Scarr also worked as a TV producer with the firm for a brief period and covered brand activation dealings for a number of brands, including Nestle, Motorola, Miller, and more.


Then, she collaborated with Primary Films as a TV producer and took part in every process of the TV programming production including content creation to the final delivery. Scarr also worked with Bite Animation and took the responsibility of high-end animated motion productions for various clients. In 2010, she co-founded Zero Point Studios, an animation company in South Africa, and started leading the firm as the Head of Production and Financial Producer. In the role, Scarr took the overall responsibility of contents including 2D and 3D animations.


Scarr also worked as the Managing Director and Partner of Pollen Creative Media, a firm working on digital, advertising, and broadcasting solutions. In March 2016, she founded Colibri Studios, a home of creative ideation, development, and execution. Using the Studios, Scarr combines all the major channels of content creation under one roof. As a content developer with tremendous experience, she thinks that the virtual reality is playing a bigger role in various sectors including education, healthcare, and more. Scarr is focused on keeping a creative mind that she thinks important for content development. She completed her graduation in Drama and English from Rhodes University.


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Funding Charitable Organizations in the Society

There are various funds for different activities in the community. The funds target women, children, disabled people, and other vulnerable parties. These funds enable the development of these communities.

The communities are considered underprivileged for various reasons. This is what creates the need to set funds aside. Various communities are exposed to the challenges. The refugees are victims of circumstances. The conditions in their countries force them to seek refuge in new nations in search of peace. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The immigrants are treated differently from the citizens of the country. This is because the citizens are entitled to enjoy their countries freely than the immigrants. The funds are set aside to enable the development of better conditions for immigrants. Lacey and Larkin Fund is dedicated to the needs of these communities.

The Lacey and Larkin Fund enables the development of better condition for immigrants in Arizona. This is because the refugees are exposed to adverse conditions. The fund was founded as a result of the painful experience of the Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

It is important to note that the two witnessed the death of a journalist who exposed the conditions of the immigrants in Arizona. The rights of immigrants in Arizona are barely conducive. It leaves most of them dead. Some of them end up in prison. The information inspired Lacey and Larkin to begin a fund. The fund is set up to meet the various needs of the immigrants who live in Arizona.

There are various basic needs that the fund meets. The fund is set up to meet the needs of the women and children. The fund is given to the refugees directly and indirectly. The fund is given to the refugees directly to meet their personal needs. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

This enables them to take care of their felt needs at an individual level. This makes it easy for them because they can purchase the goods and services that they need. The fund is also set aside for organizations that help the refugees to meet their needs in one way or another. The funds are given to different organizations that meet the various needs of the refugees. They give money to the organizations that meet the legal rights of the immigrants.

They enable these organizations to have money to purchase the legal documents of the immigrants. The fund is dedicated to organizations that meet the basic needs as well. These organizations are given money to purchase the necessities of the refugees. These organizations purchase and distribute the necessities at the refugee camps.

The organizations also help in the construction of better houses for the refugees. This enables them to live in a dignified manner and a way that promotes self-respect. Donors of funds that are set up in the society should consider creating solutions for the people who are extremely vulnerable. This will bridge the gap that is felt in the society. The vulnerable people will live without being exposed to human threating situations.

Groups and Organizations that Work to fight For Civil Rights, Migrant Rights and Human Rights at Large

Everything appears threatened at this point in time. From health and safety, to security and the rights of women and the LGBTQ community, it’s NO secret that certain groups of people are being denied freedom, equality and justice. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin:

In point of fact, were it NOT for the impenetrable resistance deflecting some of these injustices, the human rights system as a whole could be in a far greater mess than it is now.

But as the ongoing threats to human, civil and migrant rights persist, so does the public resolve to have it squashed snowballs.

Here are some of the groups and organizations that are working together with the public to ensure that even the most vulnerable populations are equally protected and safeguarded against societal injustices.

The Coalition for Human Immigration Rights

This is the leading human rights protection group in California. Its primary focus is on ensuring there’s an all-inclusive society, immigrants included.

In order to achieve this, the group has been trying to alter public opinion and establish power while amending the policies for human, civil and immigrant rights.

Formed on the heels of the 1986 act—Immigrations Reform and Control Act, no group in the state of California has been more vocal against the exploitation and abuse of workers in the state.

ACLU Immigrant Rights

This project was started as a way to ensure both human and civil rights of immigrants stay protected. The organization has been able to achieve this through advocacy, outreach and taking legal actions where necessary. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The project has grown such that it now conducts one of the biggest litigation programs in the country, through district courts and the Supreme Court.

The project is also dedicated to educating immigrants about their rights. That’s together with implementing all the constitution guarantees that goes a long way to ensuring everyone is served justice regardless of their immigration status. The group has so many times challenged the legality of the law, which tends to deny immigrants their rights to judicial processes.

Amazon Watch

This organization is headquartered in San Francisco, even though they are only concerned about the Amazon basin. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The group works with indigenous groups and other environmental organizations to advance the rights of indigenous people. All this started after some large scale development projects such as gas and oil pipeline started interfering with the way of life in the region.

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

The fund program was started by two Phoenix New Time’s journalists, Jim Larking and Michael Lacey, after they were arrested from their homes at night and jailed for running a story about the local sheriff.

Larkin and Lacey were able to sue the county afterwards, motivated by the fact that they had earlier on fought towards getting the first amendment rights implemented. They did manage to win the case and were awarded $3.75 million.

It’s after the arrest that they decided to use the money, the whole of it, to fund organizations or groups that are at the front line fighting for migrants’ rights throughout Arizona.

Border Angels

Border Angels is a non-profit, all-volunteer program that was created to advocate for immigration reforms and social justices with regards to the US-Mexico border. The project focuses on creating both awareness and outreach programs to the immigrant population at San Diego.

The Brown Agency Can Take Your Career to the Next Level

The Brown Agency, formally known as Wilhelmina Austin is a talent and model agency established in 2015. They have a wonderful reputation due to being involved with the Wilhelmina Models network. The Brown Agency is an industry leader with high expectations and standards. There is no other agency that can compete with The Brown Agency in Central Texas. They have worked with the world’s biggest brands such as: Louis Vuitton, Toyota, L’Oreal, Dell and thousands of others. Their fashion models have been seen gracing the runways for New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, Austin Fashion Week and Dallas Fashion Week. The Brown Agency is focused on your success and takes their clientele to the next level. The President Just Brown has said “We are only as good as our talent.”

You don’t have to be tall and thin to work with Brown. If you are talented they will find a place for you that is the right fit. Runway and high fashion models are required to be at least 5’8 if you are a female and 5’11 if you are male. If you are looking to get into this role you should have at least some runway experience. The Brown Agency can also book you for commercial print. This can be anything from billboards to books to magazines. This is more of a general genre allowing anyone a chance with the right look depending on the advertiser. Practice different poses in front of the mirror or by taking selfie’s with your smartphone.

Currently there is a high demand for plus size models. This opens the door for many men and women do enter the modeling and acting industry without having to be stick thin. Plus size models interesting in runway fashion still need to meet height requirements. There will always be a need for real people to be in real commercials. Television is becoming more popular then the silver screen. Companies are looking to hire “regular” people more often over celebrities. If you are pretty good at acting, The Brown Agency can connect you with those looking for commercial actors and extras. If you are looking to book a model or actor/actress you should consider The Brown Agency first. They develop their clients on a larger market level and will provide you with only the most dependable and professional models. Follow the Brown Agency on Instagram.