Trabuco Steps Down For New CEO After Distinguished Career

On February 5, Brazilian banking giant Bradesco announced that they had made their choice about exactly who will replace outgoing CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco. This decision confirmed what Mr. Trabuco told the press in October of 2017. When asked, he confirmed that the company would be choosing a new CEO from among a pool of internal candidates, rather than hiring from outside of the company. Although he did not give a specific day, he went on to tell reporters that the selection process was on a deadline to be concluded before a meeting of the bank’s shareholders on March 12.

Although Luiz Carlos Trabuco is highly respected within Bradesco, he is only serving as a temporary CEO. This was necessary after the resignation of former CEO Lazaro Brandao. Bradesco is the second-largest bank in Brazil, as well as being the second-largest private lender in the country, holding about R$1.3 trillion in assets and an investment portfolio of about R$493 billion as of last year. Needless to say, this was a highly coveted position.

The CEO spot was granted to Octavio De Lazari Jr. He was a natural choice for the top spot, as he is the current Vice-President of the company. He is also the current president of Bradesco seguros, the largest insurance company in Latin America. The bank issued a statement confirming that Mr. Octavio’s appointment as CEO had been confirmed through their official process, due to his personal merits and the respect he has earned amongst his peers. He will officially assume the position on March 12, at the previously mentioned shareholders’ meeting.


Luiz Carlos Trabuco will be stepping down mainly due to age. The bank has set an age limit of 67 upon the CEO position, and Mr. Trabuco has now reached that age, after a long and illustrious history in the financial sector. He will remain as company President until 2019.

During his time as CEO, Mr. Trabuco was named entrepreneur of the year due to his work on the purchase of another bank called HSBC. This turned out to be the biggest acquisition in the history of Bradesco. Prior to this merger, Bradesco had fallen behind its main competitor, Itau Unibanco, and was rapidly losing ground in the market. With the HSBC acquisition, Trabuco propelled the company back up to the top ranking again. According to his figures, this one deal made a profit roughly equal to six years of organic company growth. Although this achievement earned him the aforementioned award, it was hardly his first. Mr. Trabuco won the Don Quixote Trophy in 2009, the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Finance Category by Isto É Dinheiro magazine in 2015, and the List of Best CEOs in Brazil by Forbes magazine in 2016.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco was born in Marilla in 1951, and attended Sao Paolo University for several years before being hired by Bradesco at the age of 18. Upon becoming President of Bradesco, he took it upon himself to radically restructure the company, creating a greater level of unity between different departments and bringing in talented executives from outside the company to introduce new ideas and perspectives. He has left behind a legacy that will surely be difficult to follow.

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Michael Lacey’s achievements in the mathematics world

Michael Lacey being born on 26 September 1959 is a Ph.D. holder in mathematics attained at the University of Illinois in 1987.Michael, who is well known as Michael Thoreau Lacey, is 58-year-0ld American mathematician, born in the year 1959 on September 29.

In 1987 in Abilene, Texas in the United States. Under the directorship of Mr. Walter Phillip, he received his Ph.D. from Illinois University. His field of work was on Probability, but he also solved a mathematical concept based on the law of the iterated logarithm under the topic ‘empirical characteristic functions.’

In the recent years, his work has been based on probability, ergodic theory and most especially the Harmonic analysis. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

After working at the University of Louisiana, Mr. Lacey transferred to the University of North Carolina where he was also acknowledged by a couple of post-doctorate positions, and also where he worked with me Phillip to come up with their undisputable central limit theorem proof.

Mr. Lacey received a National science foundation, post-doctoral fellowship while working at the Indiana University from the year 1989 to 1996.
During the association, he started a study about the bilinear Hilbert transform, which was a subject of conjecture by Alberto Caldero, where he and Christophe Thiele were awarded the Salem prize for solving it, in the year 1996.

Mr. Michael Lacey has been a professor of mathematics since 1996, at the Georgia Institute of technology up to now.
Due to his joint work with xiaochun Li, he received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2004.

He became a member of the American mathematical society in the year 2012. He has participated in the mentoring of more than ten post-doctorates. Under his leadership as the director of training grants such as the MCTP and VIAGRA, hundreds of graduate students, post-doctorates, and undergraduate students have received support and have completed their studies.

Mr. Lacey has also successfully handled many undergraduates who are leading with graduate programs by mentoring and advising a majority of them. He is also proud of his Ph.D. students who are now leading successful industry and academic jobs.

Mr. Lacey has written a book known as “On the conjecture of EM Stein on the Hilbert Transform on Vector.”

Madison Street Capital and M&A Knowledge

The public now is fully aware of the biggest sensations of the latest M&A Advisor Awards. The M&A Advisor told the planet the names of the latest winners. The awards ceremony took place for the sixteenth year in a row on November 16th. Its setting was New York, New York’s Metropolitan Club as well. Madison Street Capital was among the companies that soared. It was given the top spot for the category of “Debt Financing Deal of the Year.” This was a nod to the firm’s job handling a deal for WLR Automotive Group. WLR Automotive Group is a business that’s associated with well-known divisions such as The Auto Repair, The Auto Spa and, last but definitely not least, The Lube Center.


These awards exist to acknowledge prominent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) firms, deals and beyond. Madison Street Capital was selected out of a pool that was made up of more than 650 firms. Charles Botchway operates as the Chief Executive Officer of Madison Street Capital. He said that the company is privileged to get this pleasant distinction from the M&A Advisor and its esteemed team.


The M&A Advisor has been around for two decades. It was created as a means of providing people with knowledge that relates to the sizable mergers and acquisitions realm. The M&A Advisor has branches both in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It runs out of New York, New York and London, England.


Madison Street Capital is known by clients in locations all over the globe. It’s an investment banking agency that has global acclaim. Some of the firm’s offerings include mergers and acquisitions guidance, corporate financial advisory assistance, valuation assistance, financial evaluations and more. The team at Madison Street Capital tends to the needs of private and public entities alike. It has branches in North America, Africa and Asia and therefore has a worldly vibe.


Corporate advisory know-how is available in droves at Madison Street Capital. This company specializes in intricacies that pertain to private placements and all related topics. It specializes in in-depth capital restructuring, buy out advisories, reorganization assistance, corporate governance and similar subjects, too. The team members at Madison Street Capital are perpetually learning about valuation as it relates to financial assessments. They regularly talk to clients about issues that can arise due to purchase price allocations. They regularly talk to them about dilemmas that can occur due to structured finance items, share based compensation and even intangible asset impairment. People who want to secure stress-free tomorrows often work with the professionals at Madison Street Capital. This is a company that helps people with all kinds of tax preparation duties. It helps them with wealth management as well.


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Frontera Fund Fights Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In yet another assault on the rights of innocent Americans, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio orchestrated the arrest of two Village Voice Media executives after they wrote an a scathing article about the Sheriff in the the Phoenix New Times.

Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin were rounded up by Arpaio’s deputies and taken to separate jails where they were booked later that evening.

Arpaio, who dubs himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” has a long history of exacting vengeance upon those who challenge him. Both men have written exposes in the Village Times News regarding Arpaio’s illegal activities, which don’t stop at racist, fear-mongering against Mexican Americans and mismanagement at his jail.

While Arpaio’s cronies have defended him by portraying him as a harmless offbeat character, Lacey and Larkin have launched a full on assault exposing Arpaio’s misdeeds, which are extensive.

Arpaio’s questionable behavior includes unhealthy prison conditions; inmate mistreatment; systematic persecution; racial profiling and unconstitutional detentions.

Both men exposed in the Phoenix New Times, how Arpaio, along with his lackey’s in the Attorney General’s Office continually harassed writers, editors and even readers by issuing subpoenas to gain their IP addresses and browsing history.

Lacey and Larkin were both released in under 24 hours after the story went national.

Lacy and Larkin’s illegal detention was noted in 2012 by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as the following: “It is hard to conceive of a more direct assault on the First Amendment than public officials ordering the immediate arrests of their critics. And, in this case, there was nothing subtle about their efforts to stifle the New Times.”

It was also noted that due to the prosecutors sidestepping of required legalities, the subpoenas were illegal.

In the end, the men won a $3.7 million judgement against the Maricopa Arizona Sheriff’s Office.

Lacey and Larkin used the funds to promote the Frontera Fund, an initiative to help fight against the abuses perpetrated against Mexican Americans.

“Joe Arpaio mistreated and profiled Mexicans and other people of color. He also helped foster an atmosphere of fear against these people.”


Michael Lacey And Jim Larkin Launch Their Latest Publication

A decade ago two businessmen in the journalism industry, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, were illegally arrested for reporting on Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This was in Maricopa County in Arizona and the reason they were arrested was because Joe Arpaio wanted to see their reporter notes about a grand jury that was conducting an investigation into him. The county prosecutors office, who was often an ally of Joe Arpaio’s, could see this had been a violation of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s constitutional rights to free speech. They proceeded to sue the county for violating their first amendment rights and were eventually rewarded $3.75 million. As Latino’s in this county regularly face discrimination and rights violations they set up the Frontera Fund with what they had been awarded, $3.75 million, and now fund many nonprofits across the state of Arizona.

A number of years ago Lacey and Larkin sold the newspaper group they had owned when this all happened and had gone on to other business pursuits. They recently launched a new online publication, though, called Front Page Confidential. The tagline is “Online and On the Record”. They cover political issues with a focus on the right to free speech. When someone in government seeks to restrict people’s free speech it gets reported on in Front Page Confidential. They also cover other political issues such as a recent sex trafficking bill the House recently passed which even the Justice Department warned was unconstitutional. Another recent article addresses the “Free-Speech Zones” that have been set up at many colleges and universities across the nation. U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch is trying to pass a bill he calls the FREE Act which would shut all of these down so that students don’t have a place to make their opinions known.

Public Health Architects And Robert Ivy

Over 35% of America’s population is obese, and over 34% are overweight. Obesity affects about 17% of the American children, a number which is three times more than a decade ago. Nearly 10% of the population has diabetes; even worse over 8 million people have diabetes and are not aware they are victims. It’s no secret that the health crisis in America originates from things like access to poor quality foods and lack of exercise. However, architects are working together with the medical professionals to change this trend.

According to Robert Ivy, this wave of chronic diseases can only change through design thinking. It is a visionary responsibility that planning and architects can have on the public health of the nation. Whether it’s using natural sunlight to assist the students in increasing their attention limit in schools, or a health care service that inspires physical exercise as part of recovery regimen, public health officials and architects are joining forces in ways unexpected a generation ago.

Robert states that creative solutions indicate that health and design can deliver innovative resolutions to the obesity crisis. However, a lot of education is required. That’s the reason why both medical and architecture schools are advocating for more undergraduate training, recommending medical schools to offer architectural design as part of the curriculum. Collaborating in academia promises that there will emerge a new generation of planners, who will design neighborhoods and cities that will inspire physical activity and exercise as a way of fighting obesity and many other chronic ailments as well.

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For a new group of public health officials and design professionals, the challenges of chronic disease epidemic may look daunting. However, two professions, public health, and architecture are currently responding to the urgent need for graduates having combined degrees. Other programs might follow as student request that training. That’s a sign that they are ready to fight off the fatal health issues of our time.

Robert Ivy became the chief executive officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects in 2010. Before AIA, Robert served at McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Vice president and the supervisor of online prints and publications quality. Before that, he served as the Chief Editor at Architectural Record, and during his term RECORD became one of the most distributed journals across the world.

Robert is a holder of a Masters’ Degree in Architecture and a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from the Tulane University and the University of the South respectively. He is a member of the International Circle of Architecture Critics, the American Architecture Foundation, and former member of national board of AIA. Robert presently serves on several architectural schools boards such as Auburn University, Tongji University, Mississippi State University and Tulane University.

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Whitney Wolfe Herd Changing How The Dating World Works With The New Dating App She Founded, Bumble

Dating is much easier and convenient these days with the help of dating apps. Whether you want someone of any particular height or structure or wish to date precisely from the music industry, whatever be your fascination, rest assured it would find its way through the dating apps. The dating apps open the door to multiple possibilities, which didn’t exist earlier. And, as it is a growing industry, there are many dating apps available in the market to download and use. One of the newest entrants in the dating world is an app called Bumble, founded and developed by Whitney Wolfe Herd, who also happens to be the co-founder of Tinder.

Tinder is the most prominent dating app on the planet right now with over 50 million subscribers, but Bumble is fast catching up and has already entered the top five dating app list. Whitney Wolfe Herd founded Bumble after leaving Tinder in collaboration with the founder of Badoo, Andrey Andreev. Badoo continues to be the biggest investor and majority stakeholder in Bumble currently. Whitney Wolfe Herd is the CEO of Bumble and has been propelling the company in the right direction since its launch in 2015. She is a marketing genius, who played a significant role in the marketing of Tinder, and she continues to use her marketing prowess with Bumble as well. Bumble App Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Epic Wedding in Positano, Italy

Bumble is a unique dating app because it has a unique feature wherein the male members are not allowed to contact the female members.

In Bumble, women are encouraged to make the first move, and hence, only women can contact men.Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy  It makes sense as in the otherwise case; women are getting messages from other male members night and day, which is not only confusing but also disrespectful and abusive at times. Whitney Wolfe Herd knew that it is a problem that exists in the digital dating world, and addressed the issue with this unique solution. And, it has been working wonders for Bumble so far. Meet the Tinder Co-Founder Trying to Change Online Dating Forever

Whitney Wolfe Herd is considered to be one of the most successful and enterprising women entrepreneurs in the United States today. Under her leadership, Bumble has risen to have the net worth of $1 Billion as per Forbes, and its revenue has been increasing at a massive pace every quarter. Whitney Wolfe Herd has featured on the cover of Forbes and many other magazines, including Fast Company and Wired UK. How Whitney Wolfe Herd Changed the Dating Game

Why Kate Hudson Aligns Herself with Fabletics

When Fabletics was founded a few years ago, the company had no idea what a success it would become. It was founded to fill a void in the world of athletic wear. Founders, Kate Hudson and Techstyle Group LLC, launched the company to fill a void in the athletic wear industry. At the time that Fabletics was founded, there were limited options in athletic wear. Women could either chose to pay upwards of $100 for a simple pair of leggings, or they could pay cheap prices for cheaply made leggings and tops that would quickly lose their shape or have holes in the seams.


Fabletics wanted to create a different style of athletic wear. The vision was to create fun and highly fashionable athletic wear that women would receive on a monthly, membership basis. The vision has been a huge success and Fabletics now has 1.4 million members that receive a monthly outfit from Fabletics. The brand continues to grow on a daily basis, and with a special offer of 2 leggings for $24 as an introductory gift, it is all the more appealing to become a Fabletics member.


It’s no doubt that “athleisure” wear has become a staple of women’s wardrobes across the country. What used to be worn just to the gym has become a fashion trend to wear to the mall, to brunch, and to run errands. Women everywhere have fallen in love with Fabletics’ custom leggings, known for being the perfect leggings to wear out and about. In fact, Fabletics has siphoned off a large chunk of business from mega online wholesaler Amazon. The quality and originality of patterns Fabletics offers can’t beat what Amazon has to offer, most of which is designed and made overseas in low-budget factories.


When Kate Hudson co-founded Fabletics, she knew it was something that she wanted to be heavily vested in. She has always said that she would never associate herself with a brand that she didn’t truly believe in, and she truly believes in what Fabletics offers. She believes that women everywhere should have access to high quality athletic wear at an affordable price. She believes that athletic wear that is well made and offers the freshest designs inspires women to feel great when they work out and inspires them to continue to work out more frequently. She also believes in the membership model that Fabletics provides and knowns that having workout gear delivered right to your door is better than remembering to buy it each month.

A Stunning Trail of Evil

“A pretty stunning trail of evil,” is how journalist and publisher Michael Lacey described the 24-year reign of terror and malfeasance of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County. Michael Lacey and his partner Jim Larkin, founders of the alternative newspaper, the Phoenix New Times, have made careers of exposing the misdeeds of the self-described “America’s Toughest Sheriff.”

One of these was filed by Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, a Mexican national in the United States with a legal visa. In the case of Ortega Melendres v. Arpaio, presiding federal judge G. Murray Snow ruled that the Sheriff’s Office under Arpaio had engaged in numerous illegal practices, including Arpaio’s infamous tent city that he referred to as his “concentration camp, where the inmates were fed spoiled food and kept in temperatures of up to 135 degrees.”

Arpaio’s jail experienced deaths at a much higher rate than other American jails. Many of the suspicious deaths were ruled suicides by the authorities.

Judge Snow also found that Arpaio had engaged in misuse of his authority in order to investigate anyone who opposed him with the intention of arresting them, or at the very least, damaging their reputations.

Among those Arpaio harassed were critics, political opponents, the state attorney general, and members of the Maricopa County Board of supervisors. In fact, during the trial, Arpaio paid an informant to investigate the presiding judge.

The main charge against Arpaio was racial profiling and illegal traffic stops, ordering his deputies and Sheriff’s posses to stop and detain anyone who appeared to be of Latin heritage in order to determine if they were subject to deportation. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

In October 2013, Judge Snow issued a judicial order intended to protect the public from misbehavior under color of law. He appointed a monitor to watch over the sheriff’s deputies.

He implemented advanced training in how to conduct traffic stops and instituted comprehensive record keeping, including requiring audio and video recordings of all traffic stops. He further ruled that officers would be required to radio in the purpose of each traffic stop before making contact with the driver and passengers.

In May 2016, Judge Snow ruled that the Sheriff and his deputies had committed “multiple acts of misconduct, dishonesty, and bad faith,” demonstrating a relentless disregard for the court’s instructions. He noted that this was done with the intent of violating the court order.

For “intentionally and repeatedly” violating court orders and creating an environment that encouraged racial bias to flourish. Judge Snow declared that Arpaio was in criminal contempt and sentenced him to jail.

A few weeks before he was to report to jail to begin serving his sentence, and his many victims thought they were going to get at least a small measure of justice, Arpaio received a presidential pardon for Donald Trump.

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Recent US Money Reserve News

US Money Reserve is known for being one of the most trusted distributors of government-issued coins in America. Clients know that this company has access to the finest coins on the market. They also know that US Money Reserve has the best customer service in the business. This company not only sells gold and silver coins, they also have a buy-back program.

This company helps people select coins and other precious metals for investment purposes. Over the years, many US Money Reserve clients have seen substantial gains due to their purchases. Philip N. Diehl, a former head of the US Mint, provides the leadership that helps account executives get these great results.

Recently, US Money Reserve acted as sponsor for the 47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. This auction of collectible cars is one of the best-known events for the area’s automobile enthusiasts. With over 200,000 attendees, it’s one of the largest events of its kind in the Southwest. This was a great opportunity for cross-promotion and synergy.

Barrett-Jackson is the leading auction company in the automotive space. Their customer base shares a lot in common with US Money Reserve’s market. Read more: US Money Reserve – Blog and US Money Reserve | Crunchbase

That’s why UMR has agreed to sponsor a series of auctions. In addition to the event in Scottsdale, auctions in Connecticut and Las Vegas are also planned. These televised events let the average American have a window into the lifestyle of the wealthy.

The team at UMR knew that sponsorship alone wasn’t enough. They would have to really show up if they were to impress the discerning, high-rolling crowd at the auction.

That’s why they brought a McLaren P1 GTR. This car is not only a remarkable machine, it’s also incredibly rare. Only 45 were ever produced. At the time of the auction, it had only 605 miles on the odometer. Serious, private offers were considered carefully. Similar models have been valued at about $4 million.

In addition to showing off their high-performance car, account executives from US Reserve answered questions about precious metals and collectibles.

They demystified the world of precious metals for some. For most of the attendees, they fielded questions about US Money Reserve’s exclusive offerings, including the Pearl Harbor series by the Perth Mint.

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Salvadorans are Facing the Heat of Trump Administration; Set Timeline for 200,000 to leave

The long-awaited conclusion has arrived painfully, and nearly 200,000 Salvadorans are asked to make a bid adieu to the United States soil. The Federal government has announced a deadline for 200,000 Salvadoran individuals, many of whom are from some established families in the United States as well as children born in the country.

The announcement came on Jan. 8, 2018 as Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of the Homeland Security, declared that the temporary protected status granted to those people are ceased by the order. Interestingly, they were welcomed to the United States in 2001 after two major earthquakes shattered the Central American Country.

Per the latest information, the affected people get 18 months to leave the country or else will be deported. The officials have confirmed that the timeline is giving enough space for a legislative solution if the Congress wants to make them stay in the United States.

Similarly, the Trump Administration had stripped the TPS or temporary protection status of nearly 60,000 Haitians and over 5,000 Nicaraguans by the end of 2017. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

Opposing the stand of the Trump Administration, the Democrats are fighting the moves to send back nearly 700,000 young immigrants who are generally addressed as “Dreamers,” who arrived as children to the country.

President Donald Trump opened his mind that he is ready to allow the dreamers back in the country only if the Congress is agreed to make the infamous anti-immigrant wall in between the country and Mexico, which is costing nearly $18 billion.

Most of the affected people found to be shattered by the announcement as they are integrated into the American cosmopolitan culture over the decades.

Especially for the youngsters, their native country is none other than the United States, and the return for them is unimaginable. Due to that reason, a large majority of these migrant rights issues are also becoming significant human and civil rights issues as well.

Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is a significant step in the state of Arizona against such violations.

It was designed in the minds of two news reporters from the state, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. Both got compensation of nearly $3.7 million in 2013 as they were illegally arrested by the Sherriff of Maricopa County.

Instead of spending the amount personally, the editors decided to help the struggling migrants in the state of Arizona and created the Frontera Fund. It is supporting various migrant and human rights groups in the state by putting a special focus on freedom of speech.

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