Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


October 13, 2017

The Growing Instances Of Election Rigging And Importance Of End Citizens United

A number of findings shook the American politics in the recent days, and all of them are a real concern for the democratic nature of the country that can spoil its pure people verdict spirit. The 2016 Presidential election campaign is the center point of all the controversies as it became clear that Russia played a significant role in diluting the verdict.

It can be comprehended that external meddling was due to changed campaign laws since 2010 Citizens United verdict that gave unlimited and unaccounted spending rights to business groups in the elections. It is generally perceived that Trump administration is not interested in changing the campaign finance laws to remove the unlimited money into election campaign process.

The recent revelations that foreign companies spent on Facebook ads to change the mandate showed how vulnerable the political system is. While some of those campaigns including $100,000 digital ad campaign from a Russian troll farm during 2016 election has just revealed recently, it is yet to know how much various countries have pumped into the U.S. Presidential election in 2016. Shockingly, all these corporations and foreign entities are utilizing the loopholes in the election campaigning laws. It is not just ending with a Russian troll farm. In 2016, a firm owned by Chinese nationals named American Pacific International Capital made a contribution of $1.3 million to a PAC supporting Jeb Bush. It can be believed that all these are tips of an iceberg, and there is an urgent need of legislating efficient campaign laws that can restrict these interferences.

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Interestingly, End Citizens United, a PAC working to nullify the effects of Citizens United verdict, confirmed that it decided to endorse Doug Jones, a Democratic nominee, to the Senate. Jones competes in the Alabama special election on December 12 against Roy Moore. ECU confirmed that it is a fight against the groups with special interests who are against the wish of everyday Alabamians. ECU President, Tiffany Muller says that Moore has a radical agenda, and his values are against Alabama and the U.S. itself. He also has close links with shady special interest groups, including Mercer family and Steve Bannon. Contrary to that, Jones is committed to change the rigging system that supports big money donors – a similar voice of ECU.

End Citizens United was founded in the year 2015 in a way to subvert the consequences of uncontrolled money into politics. It hopes to go for a constitutional amendment to implement stricter measures on election spending by creating a public opinion and sending maximum election finance reform representatives to both the Senate and the Congress. The PAC is very active on social media platforms, and it is on a mission to make its message – the need for election finance reform – reaching every American.

October 12, 2017

Tobias Jaeger, the entrepreneur with a passion in the entertainment industry

Tobias Jaeger is an entrepreneur and founder of AXIOM Venture Capital, a boutique advisory firm situated in Berlin, Germany with satellite operations in Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam. The firm’s focus is in entertainment transactions. It helps in the raising and facilitation of growth capital to entertainment firms that are renowned for their production of outstanding film content. Tobias has a wife and one son, they all reside in Berlin.

 

From a young age, Tobias Jaeger has been entrepreneurially minded. He started his first company, Business Associate Europe, while he studied at Maastricht University, Netherlands in 2007. The company was aimed at the delivery of innovative business models through consultations with various companies. University students would provide in-depth study support to a portfolio of top companies both inside and outside Netherlands.

 

After his instrumental launch of AXIOM Pictures, the first ever entertainment equity fund based outside Europe, Tobias Jaeger got the idea of AXIOM Venture Capital. As the Managing Partner, Tobias heads the M&A advisory department together with the Corporate Financial department of AXIOM Venture Capital. The company helps in finding the right investor for upcoming media and entertainment entrepreneurs and vice versa.

 

Tobias loves chatting with people. It is through his random connections with people around the world that he has managed to get great opportunities for his business. He believes that talking to people no matter how pointless it may appear is a great way for giving back to the society and to be given some piece of advice. Talking to people is also a way to increase your chances of getting good referrals, that’s according to Tobias. He is normally interested in what people do to earn a living, how he can be of help to them and how they can be of assistance to his business.

 

After his service in the German Armed Forces in 2006, Tobias co-founded the Support German Troops. This non-governmental and non-political citizen leadership initiative is aimed at creating awareness and accumulating support German Armed Forces troops. The movement has a fan base of over 50 thousand on social media. They have been able to raise hundreds of thousands of Euros in the support of armed forces families who are in Germany.

 

Tobias loves traveling, he has worked, visited, lived and studied in over 43 countries. He can speak German, French, English, Italian, Dutch and Spanish. He regularly contributes to WirtschaftTV, a business news network found in Germany, on events and developments that are taking place in the industry of media and entertainment.

 

To learn more, visit http://tobiasjaeger.com/.

October 10, 2017

Rodrigo Terpins- A Recognized Figure in the Rally world

Rodrigo Terpins a Brazilian businessman and a rally driver. Additionally, he is also a member of the Terpins family. The family is well-known for its engagement in sporting activities. His brother (Michel Terpins) is a rally driver and his father (Joe Terpins) was the President of Sports. Moreover, in the late 1960’s, his father was a basketball player. The main motivation of Rodrigo Terpins in engaging in the racing events came from his father due to his passion and commitment to sports.

Currently, Rodrigo Terpins together with Michel Terpins are associates of the Bull Sertoes Rally. Due to its influence, each year, every competition hosted by Bull Sertoes Rally attracts many recognized racers to participate. Therefore, to be among the participants of Bull Sertoes, it needs commitment, determination, excellent equipment, and prowess. Rodrigo Terpins together with his teammate, Fabricio Bianchini race in the T1 prototypes. In the last competition of the T1 prototypes, they were ranked position 3. Additionally, in the 22nd edition of the Bull Sertoes Rally, Rodrigo and Bianchini were position 8 out of the 38 participants in the competition. During the event, Terpins and his teammate mainly focused on adjusting to the car and terrain, therefore, exercising caution throughout the event. After completing the competition, Rodrigo Terpins was delighted with their performance saying that the results transcended what he had in mind. The 22nd edition of the Bull Sertoes Rally covered over 2600 kilometers. Additionally, the competition was held in two states and had seven phases. Furthermore, the Sertoes 22nd edition rally was the major off-race competition in Brazil, therefore, attracting many sponsors, rally drivers, and spectators.

Rodrigo Terpins has raced in more than four Bull Sertoes Rally competitions. In the competitions, Terpins drives a T-rex (a product developed by MEM Motorsports). Aside from participating in the Bull Sertoes events, Rodrigo has also raced in many championship events and cross-country rallies held in the country. In 2011, he participated in the Mitsubishi Cup Championship. Moreover, he garnered 204 points in the L200 Triton Rs Handicap Category and was position 2. Terpins has had an immense success in his career as a rally driver since he started racing. You can search him on Google for more.

See more: https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/dino/a-paixao-pelo-esporte-esta-no-sangue-de-rodrigo-terpins,1c23b1adb8235f237e617298007cc51857nbd5ll.html

October 02, 2017

How Officers Come to Depend on Securus Technologies

When I show up for work at the local prison, me and my fellow officers know that the only way that we are going to be coming home safe is if we have each other’s back. We even make use of many resources at the prison to help ensure our safety, but none have been as effective at curbing violence like that of the Securus Technologies inmate call monitoring system.

 

Securus Technologies has been the leader in call monitoring systems for many years, and CEO Richard Smith says his company already has thousands of these systems up and running in prisons around the country. This Dallas-based company currently employs over a thousand, and all have the commitment to work toward a single objective of making the world a safer place for everyone to live.

 

In the past, my team of officers would have to do physical searches of inmates and guests to keep contraband out of the hands of the inmates. We would even descend upon their cells each day for surprise inspections to look for things like weapons or drugs. It wasn’t until Securus Technologies installed the call monitoring system in our facility that our jobs got easier and the environment got safer.

 

Once we understood how the LBS software worked, we began to finally get ahead of the violence in our facility. Now, if an inmate talks to his family about sneaking in contraband at the visitor center, we take action at the gate. If inmates are ordering soldiers on the streets to commit crimes, we take action. We can even identify when inmates are trying to talk in code about a potential hit or a war on a rival gang. Taking a proactive approach is safer for me, my team, and for everyone behind the prison walls.