Jim Larkin and Irish Labor Unions

If you haven’t already heard of Jim Larkin, also known as “Big Jim,” he is a historical figure who gained a reputation for being a socialist who fought for fair working conditions for all workers, especially Irish industrial workers. Born in 1876 in Liverpool, England to Irish parents, Larkin had no formal education, and therefore, began his career working a series of manual labor jobs.

After meandering through a succession of menial jobs, Larkin joined Liverpool Docks, a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. After witnessing unfair practices amongst workers, Larkin later joined the NUDL (National Union of Dock Labourers), and later, became a full-time trade union organizer.

In 1907, after gaining experience in the NUDL and working as a full-time trade union organizer, Larkin moved to Dublin, where he established the Irish Transport and General Workers Union.

This endeavor proved to be very successful for Jim Larkin; in fact, the Irish Transport and General Workers Union is widely considered the impetus for the Irish labor movement. Why? Well, it was a union that was the focal point for most organizational, political, Industrial, and personnel issues relative to Irish labor at the turn of the twentieth century.

Unfortunately, the Dublin Lockout resulted in the collapse of the (ITGUW) Irish Transport and General Workers Union. If you’re unfamiliar with the Dublin Lockout, it was a major industrial dispute that caused 20,000 workers (primarily those in the ITGUW) to be “locked out” by 300 of the country’s top employers. Read more: Jim Larkin | Biography and James Larkin | Ireland Calling

After the collapse of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, Larkin went to the United States, where he participated in lectures and also, became a member of the Socialist Party of America, before being deported back to Ireland.

Upon returning to Ireland, Larkin founded the Worker’s Union of Ireland and also, became a member of Irish Labour Party. Jim Larkin’s work in the various unions that he has led earned him the moniker of fervent Marxist, a title that would follow him throughout his career.

Although he was a polarizing figure, his positive impact on labor unions is still felt today. However, his militant approach, with respect to striking, could be viewed as a cautionary tale.

After all, it was those very striking tactics that ushered in the Dublin Lockout. With that being said, Larkin’s intentions were to create an opportunity for all workers to get an honest day’s pay, for an honest day’s work. And, for that, he should be revered.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml and http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/big-jim-larkin-hero-and-wrecker/

Philanthropist Adam Milstein Applauded for his Brilliant works

Doing good to other people always reflects well on the doer. It is honorable to recognize distinct actions and phenomenon people who spearheaded them. Jerusalem Post gave recognition to a series of famed philanthropists for their influence and contribution to humanity.

Adam Milstein came number 39 on the list among 50 of the most influential Jewish figures whose kind actions have far-reaching impacts on the world. This award was earned by Milstein for being an exemplary leader at the Israeli American Council. He is a profound giver, activist, and advocate for the Jewish community. He sits on the board of dignified Jewish organizations, including; Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Birthright Israel and AIPAC National Council set to help the Israelis.

Adam Milstein like all the other nominees named has accomplished noticeable works over time. He is an active philanthropist who has channeled a lot of efforts and beneficial projects into improving the welfare of the Israeli people. He and his wife Gila Milstein, founded Adam and Gila Family Foundation, an organization that is focused and well directed to achieve its core mission. It works to preserve, safeguard and strengthen the Jewish people and Israel state. Through outreach, education, motivation and charitable programs, Adam Milstein sparks advocacy and pride on Israelis. They gain knowledge of their heritage and are able to correlate and make ties with the American nationalists as well.

Adam Milstein is an Israeli native who served in the IDF during the Yom Kippur war. He is endowed with Jewish customs and values that he disseminates to youths willingly using Hebrew books. He attended Technion and later acquired an MBA from USC. Adam Milstein is a professional commercial real estate agent practicing at Hager Pacific properties in managing commercial and private properties.

Milstein is a true patriot who has helped many Jewish people, especially the young generation, to identify with their roots. He teaches them to embrace the Jewish customs and value the importance of strong ties formed with the U.S nation. Adam Milstein identifies with Israel and is the bridge that joins organizations that pull in resources to drive change and make a positive impact on the people. He also spreads his philanthropic works and ideologies on his social media accounts that are well received by masses. His facebook page

Jacob Gottlieb – Astute Investor with a knack for Success

Jacob Gottlieb is an investor and analyst with a drive for success. He heads the Visium Asset management LLC in his role as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner. Jacob Gottlieb has many years of experience in investments and trading. He led the transformation of his firm. He ensured that Visium had top-rated management executives at the helm, who were as committed to the success of his company as Gottlieb himself.

Jacob Gottlieb’s education was a unique combination of medical and financial training. Brooklyn is the birthplace of Jacob Gottlieb. Somewhere during the 1960s, Gottlieb and his family, consisting of his mother, father, and brothers, entered America. He graduated with honors in Economics from Brown University, located in Rhode Island. He then went on to study medicine at New York University Medical School. His dual influences of medicine and economics result from his parent’s careers. His mother practices as a pediatrician, while his father has a job as an economist. However, his chief interest lay in the world of investment. Jacob Gottlieb has had an interest in stock trading since childhood. His father recognized his latent potential as a smart investor early in life and encouraged him to hone his talent.

Jacob Gottlieb established himself as an expert investor and developed his career in finances. The Association for Investment Management and Research conferred him with the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst in 2001. He created a company called Visium Asset Management LLC in 2005. Jacob Gottlieb had an extraordinary vision for Visium and transformed it into a hedge fund that was as competent and successful as others. Jacob Gottlieb has also served as Portfolio Manager at Merlin Financial and a co-creator of Balyasny Asset Management in the past. He has also held the post of the buy-side strategic planner at Sanford C. Bernstein.

Jacob Gottlieb supports and contributes to Covenant House. It is a non-profit organization that assists children and adolescents who are homeless. It provides shelter to such individuals as well as helps them establish a career for themselves so that they are independent. Covenant House also rescues children from the crime of human trade. It provides shelter, support, and advocacy to such children who are helpless and in severe need of help. Jacob Gottlieb’s philanthropic efforts extend to other organizations such as Math for America (MFA) that support mathematics and science teaching initiatives and Robin Hood society that fights against poverty, as well.

Dr. Sameer Jerurikar, a Premiere Texas Plastic Surgeon

Texas has many excellent plastic surgeons. One of those distinguished surgeons is Dr. Sameer Jerurikar, affectionately known as Dr. J. He is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jerurikar is a practicing member of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, which has offices in Dallas and Plano. For the convenience of his patients the doctor also practices at Legacy Medical Village.

 

Dr. Jerurikar performs plastic surgery in several locations, the ones listed above as well as the Dallas Medical Center and the Pine Creek Medical Center. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Jerurikar must remove and replace skin, tissue and bone to perform the many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures he agrees to complete. His qualifications to be a plastic surgeon include his education at the University of Michigan Medical School and his residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center. His medical licensure includes state medical licenses in New York, Michigan and Texas and a national plastic surgery certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

The types of procedures Dr. Jerurikar performs regularly include the following:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia-reduction of male breasts
  • Face: lifts, nose surgery, ear pinning, liposuction and fat grafting
  • Skin: Botox, Chemical Peels, hair transplantation and laser skin resurfacing

 

Dr. Jerurikar’s patients have appreciated his professionalism at the office and his demeanor. In 2012, he was given the Patient’s Choice award of “Most Compassionate Doctor” by their overwhelming response. Following that honor, the American Registry added his name to their Registry of Business Excellence. He is poised to make many successful cosmetic surgeries and reconstructions, allowing many more people to smile in the mirror as they admire their reflections, courtesy of Dr. J.

 

Malcolm CasSelle: Erasing Fragmentation and Fraud in Virtual Asset Transactions

Due to the current problem in the in-game virtual asset transactions, OPSkins, the leader in the online virtual asset transaction, has launched a blockchain platform that will solve two problems plaguing the current gaming industry: fragmentation and fraud.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/malcolm-casselle

With the WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange) Platform, all users are easily able to buy and sell assets without having to click off the screen. This is not limited to gamers from one location; WAX Token is a common currency for all types of games, which smoothens the process of transaction and also decentralizes the process.

The blockchain-based platform also solves the problem of fraudulent behaviors in the virtual asset market, including receipt of incomplete assets and delivery issues, by obviating the need for intermediaries. This also drives down the extra cost associated with third-parties.

Overall, WAX gives its users a new way of completing in-game virtual asset transactions, a method that brings together the fragments into a consolidated entity and reduces the likelihood of deceit, which will help the 400-plus million online players in collecting, buying and selling in-game items.

The president of WAX, Malcolm CasSelle is pleased with the platform and thinks the blockchain will completely change the world of cryptocurrency.

The CIO of OPSkins and the President of WAX, Malcolm CasSelle is highly experienced with big data and machine learning. He earned his bachelor’s degree from MIT in computer science followed by a master’s from Stanford University in the same field. He is also an investor in top-performing companies like Facebook, Zynga and several Bitcoin-oriented companies. CasSelle speaks both Japanese and Mandarin.

CasSElle started his professional career by co-founding NetNoir in 1995, a media production website, of which he was also the CTO. While he served in various roles from 1998-2013, including senior vice president at the Pacific Century CyberWorks and director at Capital Union Investments, he became the CEO of Xfire in 2012, a world-wide social network for video game players.