Everywhere and Beyond

Securus Technologies seems to only grow further and further in the popularity range as it already holds reputable standings among most inmate cell businesses worldwide; even in the U.S. alone, this business is banking on the money and not planning on letting loose anytime soon. The business has many stated plans and goals for the years ahead, but for now, it is well recognized on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Crunchbase, PR Newswire and among countless other reputable agencies, businesses and social media networks at the same time. This company holds its own in innovative, affordable phone plans and call solutions for families of inmates.

 

Securus Technologies has appeared in several news pieces published by PR Newswire, and that is just a start: It plans to receive far more media coverage in these next two years alone, so we must stay tuned and keep our fingers crossed for only the best. Securus Technologies is housed in Dallas, where it was also originally founded and based; its beautiful Dallas headquarters are an all-new site to behold as reconstruction and renovation were recently completed on the facility’s interior and exterior alike. Securus Technologies is not like most of the prison cells that it provides service for, ugly and lifeless on the inside: No, this proud company building serves as a longstanding example of what any true cell service or phone plan provider should first provide to any potential clients – visual appeal and first impression applaud ability.

 

Securus Technologies is just as recognized in Canada as it is in the U.S., and that widespread reputation is only further growing. According to Securus executives at a recent press conference in late 2016, Securus Technologies hopes to make itself known in China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and other Asian markets by the end of 2030.

 

A New Worker’s Rights Law For Philly: Litigation Specialist Karl Heideck Shares His Perspective

The beginning of 2017 was looking bright for worker’s rights activists in the Philadelphia area. On January 23, Mayor Jim Kenney signed a new law that would make the city the first to prohibit inquiries from private sector employers about applicant salary histories. However, legal opposition to the law soon emerged from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philly.

The law, in part, was designed to help close the wage gap between men and women in Pennsylvania by forbidding employers from collecting job candidate salary data without permission and asking job applicants to share previous salaries, among others. Some experts speculate that the policy will mostly affect employers that are headquartered outside on the Philadelphia city limits, some of whom are likely to face fines of up to $2,000 for violating provisions.

These circumstances led to challenges from large conglomerate companies like Comcast Communications who filed a district court motion seeking a preliminary injunction on April 6th—just months before the law would have gone into effect. The city retaliated, however, with the filing of a motion to have the lawsuit dismissed on the ground that it failed to specify how the legislation would injure businesses—to which, the district court agreed.

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Karl Heideck—a contract attorney specializing in litigation, has analyzed the case exhaustively. His work deals primarily with compliance and risk management.

A 2003 recipient of the Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College and a 2009 graduate of Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law, Heideck also specializes in a number of specific legal focus areas, including corporate law, legal research and writing, commercial litigation, and employment law, among others.

Mestel & Company’s Hire Council has listed Karl Heideck since April 2015. Hire Council is a proponent of groundbreaking service provision for law firms all around the country.

Find more about Karl Heideck: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/05/24/karl-heideck-explains-lawsuit-philadelphia-against-wells-fargo/

George Soros Reappears on the Political Scene

George Soros is an 85-year-old hedge fund manager, philanthropist and political activist who emigrated from Hungary after World War II, and survived to become a multi-billionaire. Now, in his mid-80s, he is still politically aware and has recently re-entered the political scene. According to a story in Politico, Soros gave a large donation ($25 million) to backers of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, the first donation of that kind from him since he gave a donation in 2004 to fight the reelection of George W. Bush. There’s no doubt that Soros is a dedicated man who believes in a good political fight. According to Politico, Soros was quoted as saying that Donald Trump is “doing the work of ISIS.” Now with Trump actually in the white house, odds are that Soros will continue his fight for democratic values. Learn more about his profile at forbes.com

The Clinton Campaign

George Soros has a long history with Hillary Clinton, and he fully expected her to become president. He had planned to actually attend the Democratic convention last summer, but ultimately was unable to attend. The upset victory of Trump has motivated many people politically, however, and it seems clear that Soros is one of them. With his background as an immigrant who found incredible success in the US, there’s no doubt his feeling about the tenor of the campaign run deep.

The fact of Soros giving a large donation to Clinton’s campaign is significant, as he has often been a catalyst for other large donors. With his history as a brilliant financier and entrepreneur, there’s no question that Soros is someone other leaders like to watch.

Will Soros stay in the political game for the long term? At age 85, it’s hard to say, but there’s no doubt George Soros is a man who should never be underestimated. Read more at The New York Times about George.

Jim Tananbaum Brings Expertise To Industry

Mindstrong Health has invented an amazing new AI based technology platform that is making waves in the health industry. It is predicted to completely change the way in which mental disorders are viewed and diagnosed. Mindstrong was also able to collect $14 million in funding for this project so they can advance the technology and application even further than previously thought. Mindstrong relies on the use of smartphones to monitor and records the cognitive details and movements of a person’s mind while they are using their phone and living life. Mindstrong has the ability to completely change the way we diagnose mental health issues and it will also help build a large amount of information so the understanding of mental health can be pursued further.

Currently, the diagnosis and understanding of mental disorders is rather subjective when compared to physical ailments which are treated using strict guidelines. It is challenging to provide an accurate diagnosis every single due to the nature of mental health and the clinical area in which it is diagnosed. Mindstrong is working to throw out this type of subjective thinking and hopes to diagnose mental disorders in the same way physical problems are identified. This will be forward progress in the the understanding and treatment of mental health. This new ability is world changing and will lead to many other scientific advances even just in this lifetime.

Jim Tanabaum, Foresite Capital firm’s CEO and Managing Director, is one of the people backing Mindstrong because he is interested to see where it will lead. With over 25 years of experience in working world, Jim has experience in both the investment field and the medical field. Jim has an impressive backing of education and he attended Yale, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, and MIT. He was recently added to Forbes Midas list in 2017. See, https://inc42.com/buzz/forbes-midas-top-100-investors-2017/.

Check out his Linked In page for more info.

Mindstrong caught Jim Tananbaum‘s attention from day one and he is very interested to see where this invention will lead. Jim is excited about the money saving potential Mindstrong has considering that mental disorders often coincide with other preventable physical ailments that lead to hospital visits and large medical bills.

Surveillance Optimized by the Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies stands out as a leading provider in criminal justice and civil technology company based in Dallas, Texas. It was established in 1986 and has been providing communication, parolee tracking, investigation and government information management services. The company is known for innovative technical solutions, supportive and available customer care and its comprehensiveness. Securus Technologies’ products are basically applied at the correction centers and in law enforcement communities.

 

Their Managed Access Solutions feature which allows for monitoring and investigation is the most popular spec in the company. Five Departments in Correctional facilities in the US gladly welcomed the idea and pledged their stamp of approval. In 2016, the company partnered with Harris Corporation to come up with the Cell Defender Technology that guarantees safety at the facility and outside. The most recent innovation is the Wireless Containment Solution that restricts contraband cell phones from connecting to mobile networks.

 

This prison technology has helped prevent crimes both within the jail/prison inmate on inmate crimes or inmates facilitating crimes outside of the perimeter walls. The investigation has been made easy, and corrective measures are enforceable, monitoring and public safety guaranteed. This is a commitment to a safe environment. It works both ways help inmates communicate with friends and family, and simultaneously monitor information management.

 

The Securus Technologies CEO and Chairman, Richard A. Smith recently revealed that the company received a lot of feedback from inmates, their families, and the public through mails and letters. The positive feedback shows how the company has helped solve complex cases and possible crimes. Phone calls have successful lead to convicting criminal, government obtaining valuable information for the investigation, assure public safety, and take proactive measure for corrective and to halt crimes among other things. The effectiveness of the investigative tools goes to the level of accessing a suspicious conversation, potential threat and complaint of harassment.

 

A customer reported said that the Securus Technologies help them obtain a search warrant for a corrupt staff through the Managed Access Solutions. On another instance, a brother is heard on the recorded voice calls advising an inmate who has never been in trouble, how to respond. Another client is happy about the LBS Software together with the Sheriff Department for helping in the recovery of stolen money, drugs and illegally acquired assets.

 

About Securus Technologies

It’s headquartered in Dallas, Texas but has regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Allen, Texas and Carrollton, Texas. Securus has employed about 1,000 people in their affiliate correctional centers which are approximately 2,600. The inmates served are about one million.

 

The company is believed to have vested a whooping $600 million in patents, technologies, and acquisitions in the last three years. In 2016, Securus Technologies acquired the Syscon Justice Systems. There are now expansions to Columbia, Canada, and Mexico.

 

Wild Ark – Wild And Wonderful

Ecotourism has become hugely popular, as people are becoming more conscious of our environment and how it affects our lives. And travelers have become much more sensitive to their carbon footprint, especially when they visit more remote destinations. Ecotourism has less impact on the environment than traditional tourism, as it improves the cultural, social and economic well-being of travel destinations across the world.Learn more : http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/20/mick-fanning-the-conservationist-first-look-at-his-expedition-t/

Some tourists aren’t familiar with ecotourism and what places to visit, however, Wild Ark takes care of all the travel needs. They have a dedicated group of environmentalists who have devoted their lives to making our earth a better place to live while working towards the preservation of the native wildlife.

Wild Ark provides ecotourism to natural and wildlife regions of the world while conserving and minimizing the impact on the environment and contributing to its ecosystem. They offer eco-friendly destinations to some of the most fascinating places on our planet and provide the most adventurous and thrilling experiences while protecting the ecosystem of any destination.Learn more : http://wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild/

Although there are many eco-friendly destinations, here is just a very few of them.

• Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the Caribbeans top ecotourism destinations. There are endless things to do that won’t cause any harm to its ecosystem, such as exploring Jamaica’s largest wetland ecosystem at Black River, bamboo rafting on the beautiful Martha Brae River, and hiking the UNESCO World Heritage site, Blue Mountains. You can also discover the various plants and species at Cockpit County, or just relax on unspoiled beaches, like Winnifred Beach.Learn more : https://wild-ark.tumblr.com/

• Palau

Palau, an island nation located in the western Pacific and part of Micronesia, is dedicated to preserving its beautiful landscapes and is known mostly for its oceans than its land. Off the coast of Palau, is an incredible crystal blue ocean that’s home to coral reefs and hundreds of fish species with no-fishing zones. And on shore, there are unspoiled, pristine beaches and diverse forests.

• Sumatra, Indonesia

Located in the northern region of Sumatra, Indonesia, The Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. It’s home to many endangered species, like the Sumatran tiger and rhinoceros, and to the second largest concentration of orangutan. The park has become a sanctuary for all these creatures, and the natives have become their guardians.

• Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero is a village on a small island in Costa Rica that can only be reached by plane or boat. It’s also a haven for turtles and a nesting place for green turtles during the summer. With a population of approximately 1,200 residents, Tortuguero is almost entirely sustained by ecotourism, with a park that offers an extensive range of biodiversity that sits on the edge of the Caribbean coast. It’s known for its exotic animals, including the capuchin monkeys, ocelots, the three-toed sloth, and wild cats. Although it’s small, Tortuguero contributes to more than 5% of the world’s bio-diversity.Learn more : https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wild-ark#/entity

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund Continues To Provide Grants For Immigration Based Groups

Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey have become two of the most impressive defenders of the rights of immigrants at the U.S. Mexican border in the wake of the ongoing politically based crackdown of illegal immigrants by ICE officers through the Frontera Fund they established in the state of Arizona.

The Frontera Fund has become important as a financial support to many different groups, such as the No More Deaths foundation that was developed as a ministry through the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tuscon; the group is based on a multi faith approach to the issue of immigration reform and the large number of deaths seen in the Arizona desert of migrants attempting to enter the U.S. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund has become a major part of the lives of undocumented and documented immigrants across the state of Arizona and beyond through both the financial donations made to migrant groups and the growing number of causes the charitable organization is backing.

Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and were not responsible for their illegal stay in the United States are the subject of much of the work of the Frontera Fund; the group is looking for new ways of helping more dreamers make their way to public universities in Arizona.

Members of the Frontera Fund have been looking to raise awareness of the fact so-called dreamers have the right to register for public educational institutions in Arizona and not see reprisals by immigration officials.

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is the brainchild of the journalists and technology innovators Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who were awarded a financial settlement after being illegally detained y an Arizona sheriff being investigated by the reporters. After their imprisonment by Sheriff Joe Arpaio was discovered after a Grand Jury investigation was revealed in their reporting the two journalists were awarded more than $3 million in compensation, which they used to create the Frontera Fund.

In 2017, the Frontera Fund has been fighting to protect the rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens the fund believes are being stripped of their rights under the new legislation introduced by President Donald Trump and his Republican Administration. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

The Frontera Fund has been reporting on the changes being made to immigration rules across the U.S., which the group believes should include question s being asked of how the proposed border wall on the Mexican border will affect wildlife and conservation efforts across the southwest of the U.S.

Insights about Professional Career of Arthur Becker

Arthur Becker manages the Madison Partners. The firm focuses on building real estate and biotech-based ventures from scratch to empires. He first worked at the NaviSite as the CEO before Moving to the Zinio firm. At Zinio, Arthur served as the Chief Executive Officer and also the chairman. Zinio is a digital Newsstand company, the largest in the world, while NaviSite provides colocation and internet technology services and products to companies. They offer a center for hosting data and cloud application management to the tech industry. He also served as the chief executive advisor to the Vera Wang fashion.

How Arthur started the Madison Partners

Having formerly worked in NaviSite and Zinio, he was widely exposed to transactions and dealings of both the real estate industry and the technology world. After the NaviSite Company had been sold in 2011, Arthur Becker decided to deepen his focus on real estate, and he invested in a condominium venture in Florida, Miami, and New York City. He had also amassed enormous skills and experience in technology in some bio tech startups. He was especially fascinated by the combination of economic opportunities, bio tech paradigms and the endless potential that were available that made significant positive impact on the lives of the people. The NaviSite enterprise has offices in India, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Arthur Becker’s worst job

In an article on Curbed, as a teenager, Arthur was hired by the department Parks to mow rock-filled step roads. At that time, he was just sixteen years; he describes the job experience awful and challenging for kids of that age bracket.

Source of inspiration

Arthur Becker points out that, he is most efficient and innovative when dealing with smart and successful people, especially in the real estate world. Before an asset is marketed, Arthur works with diverse talents from conception of an idea to the actual construction, organizing and coordination of the expert makes his work more enjoyable

Other notes that success didn’t just come overnight. He tried different business before venturing into his current ventures, and most of them failed. However, he learnt how to avoid similar mistakes going forward.

Check out the website arthurbeckerstudio.com

 

Whitney Wolfe’s Entrepreneurial Advice To Upcoming Women Entrepreneurs

Whitney Wolfe, the boss and innovator of Bumble dating app, has seen her company grow from a couple of employees in 2014 to over 30 employees in 2017.

She has also seen it evolve from a purely female dominated dating app into a career-connections app. All these developments seemed miles away for Wolfe and her company three years ago, but now here they are. Whitney Wolfe is one of Forbes under 30.

Austin’s SXSW Interactive Festival
Whitney Wolfe was engaged for a discussion with Christina Vuleta of Forbes’ Women’s Digital Network during the Austin’s SXSW Interactive Festival in March this year. The discussion involved an audience that comprised of upcoming women entrepreneurs drawn from Bumble Mentoring Salon and Women@Forbes. She acknowledged that the Bumble could not have grown without the passion and commitment that her team put in the company. She told the audience that the only reason that keeps staff members in a startup company is passion and a dream to grow with the company.

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How to Balance Between a Company’s Culture and Growth
One of the women entrepreneurs in the audience sought for advice from Whitney Wolfe about how she could grow her business to new markets but still maintain its originality and culture. Wolfe advised her to try and strike a balance between growth and culture since the two are equally important. To manage that, Wolfe told her always to consider culture first when vetting new employees. She argued that strategy would ensure that on top of employees being qualified for the job, they shared the same passion with the company’s founders.

According to Whitney Wolfe, the values, team, and brand are the first three priorities for any startup. She told the audience that the three priorities were so important that one cannot be used as a substitute for the other. For example, as much as a brand could appear glittering, it would be less marketable without a good team behind it.

Find more about Whitney Wolfe: https://www.sxsw.com/speaker/whitney-wolfe/

Straight Priorities With Vijay Eswaran

Many people go into business with different objectives. They take on different industries and think about what they want to do to serve customers. However, there is one aspect of business that is the most important. This aspect is the people. After all, people are in business to serve people.

Therefore, it is very important for people to make sure that they are providing something to the customers that they like and is very beneficial to them. However, it is also important for business owners to think about the products they are promoting to the customers. One thing they want to do is make sure that they are having the intended effect on the lives of the customers.

One person who has put a lot of thought into the products that he is promoting with his business is Vijay Eswaran. One thing that he has done was make sure that people know what the purpose of his products were so that they could use it for that purpose.

One of the things that he has done before figuring out the products to offer is think about the type of things that he wants people to use the products for. One thing that he wants people to use these products for is self development.

One thing that can be said for Vijay Eswaran is that he has his priorities straight. One of the things he wants to do with his business is help others get their priorities straight. He helps his entrepreneurs keep the real purpose of his company in mind.

This purpose is to encourage people to live productive and happier lives. The products that Vijay sells are representative of this purpose. Not only are the products that he sells successful, but they are also bringing forth needed improvement in the lives of people.

Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://vijayeswaranblog.wordpress.com