Larkin and Lacey Started the Frontera Fund to Defend the Defenseless

The Frontera Fund was founded by two colleagues from the media, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The two also founded the Village Voice Media, which was responsible for their run-in with the powers that be and their being cast into the limelight.

The village voice was an alternative news instrument in the Phoenix area of Arizona. The newspaper led to their arrest by Joe Arpaio for doing what they knew best and what the media is meant to do; highlighting events of interest within the community.

The Frontera Fund is a direct product of justice that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were granted by the Arizona courts after they sued the former County Sheriff for wrongful arrest.

Larkin and Lacey were awarded a $ 3.3 million. They decided to channel the cash to the launching of an organization that would fight for the rights of immigrants and minorities in society, and in Arizona in particular.

The Border Angels

Incidents of authorities trampling on the rights of minorities are commonplace in society. Consequently, organizations such as the Frontera Fund are formed to counter the damaging repercussions of such regimes. The Border Angels is an organization that was started with objectives that are similar to those of the Frontera Fund. Learn more about Larkin and Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://james-larkin.com/

Border Angels was started by Enrique Morones. Its primary focus is the issue of migrant rights. The organization is based in San Diego. It also seeks to prevent immigrant deaths that can be avoided along the border. Border Angels was started in 1986.

Desert Outreach

Border Angels is also active in community social development. It has created awareness programs that seek to enlighten immigrants and other minorities on their rights as provided for in the American constitution. Border Angels also travel to remote places where immigrants cross the border.

They place water-cans along the routes where the immigrants pass. The staff at the organization are also afforded visits to the border between the US and Mexico so that they learn some history of that border and the policy that governs it.

The organization has a range of outreach activities including the Day Labour Outreach program. They also provide free legal support to the immigrants. The central objective of the border Angels is to restore truth, justice, and freedom for immigrants. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

In 2014, Border Angels were proactively involved in solving the immigrant crisis that involved unaccompanied children moving from Central America and trying to find their way into the USA. In that crisis, the organization managed to extend warmth and love to the children by buying them toys, food, and clothes.

The officials of the organization also offered a counter strategy to the demonstrators that were protesting against the entrance of the immigrants who were seeking documentation to stay on in the US.

American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union is yet another organization that offers services to the minorities. It was formed way back in 1959. It is, perhaps one of the oldest such organizations in the US. Arizona has been notorious with immigrants.

The American Civil Liberties in Arizona has successfully rebutted the efforts to change laws that targeted immigrants and other minorities. One of the landmark cases was the 1960 quashing of a law that had banned interracial marriages. Thus, Lakin and Lacey are not alone in the fight against impunity, and in defending the rights of immigrants and minorities.

Tony Petrello Seizes On Shale, Takes Nabors Industries To The Next Level

Since joining Nabors Industries in 1991, Tony Petrello has proven to be the most successful executive in the company’s history. Early on, Petrello decided to refocus the company’s efforts on more high-tech areas. This culminated in the eventual development of some of the most complex and high-tech drilling equipment that the industry had ever seen. Eventually, Petrello’s big bet on technology would pay off when the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota became one of the largest oil plays in the history of the United States.

When Tony Petrello first came on board with Nabors Industries, the company was in tatters. The once-great company had been mismanaged for more than two decades, leaving it in a state of almost total insolvency. As one of the top tax attorneys with leading law firm Baker McKenzie, Petrello was charged with working out a solution that would allow it to continue on as a going concern and become profitable again. At that time, the Nabors Industries executives were looking for somebody who could lead the company into the future. The young Petrello appeared to be someone who may be able to do the job.

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The executive team eventually hired Petrello as a junior-level executive. But throughout the 90s, he was able to work his way up the ranks, eventually becoming the chief operating officer of the firm. It was during this time that Petrello decided to invest heavily in the development of new directional drilling equipment that heavily relied on both automation and algorithm optimization in order to efficiently and effectively extract the hard-oil reserves that were stuck in America’s shale formations.

This effort eventually led to the development of both the ROCKIT performance drilling software and the Modular Offshore Dynamic Series, two of the most advanced drilling technologies that have ever been produced. As the first entrant into the directional drilling space in North America, Petrello gave Nabors Industries a head start that the company has never relinquished. Today, Nabors Industries is the single largest supplier of directional drilling equipment in the world. And it has been the dominant provider of all directional drilling equipment in the extraction of North American shale resources for the better part of two decades.

All of this activity has driven the book value of the firm from $1 million all the way to $17 billion. At the same time, Nabors Industries has become the single largest lessor of directional drilling equipment and land-based oil plays anywhere in the world.

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