Securus Technologies is working with Robert Johnson, a former corrections officer who has made it his life mission to disconnect inmates’ cell phones. This follows a life-threatening hit on his person resulting from his work in confiscating contraband. Almost eight years ago, Johnson was attacked in his home by an unknown assailant who shot him six times in the chest and stomach. Doctors did not expect him to survive the attack and asked his wife to prepare for a worst case scenario. He, however, survived miraculously but still experiences pain due to the sustained injuries.
A Man on a Mission
In the week leading to the hit, Johnson had intercepted contraband worth approximately $50,000. He was, therefore, not surprised when the owners of the contraband ordered for his elimination. The convicts placed a call to an ex-convict and ordered him to take care of the hit. Had the prisoners not had access to cell phones, or if the network was closely monitored, the hit would not have gone through. Since then, Johnson has been a man on a mission, working closely with Securus Technologies as a consultant to stop inmates’ phone calls from unknown numbers.
Hit on a Six-month Old
In a related case, prisoners ordered a hit on a six-month old who was killed in his mother’s arms simply because they did not like what the boy’s uncle had done. Johnson says he is working hard to ensure such cases reduce by limiting prisoners’ access to contraband. His work with Securus Technologies as a paid consultant has bolstered the company’s Wireless Containment System making it more efficient in monitoring and tracking calls to and from prison facilities.
Securus Technologies Wireless Containment System
Securus Technologies Wireless Containment System has seen the company put up a cell phone network, which attracts incoming and outgoing calls from prison facilities. This way, prisoners think they are connected to their home network, but something very different happens. The company chooses what to do with the different phone calls. If the call is coming from an unauthorized number, it is dropped and unable to connect. However, those from known numbers are able to go through. This way, prison facilities are able to monitor calls to and from their facilities.
Updates and Developments on the System
In August 2017, Securus Technologies reported it was making developments and updates on the Securus Wireless Containment Systems to make it a better solution for stopping illegal phone calls to and from prison facilities. The system also works by preventing illegal networks from intercepting inside prison facilities. This betters the chances of reducing the number of unauthorized calls made by prisoners to the outside world or those made from the outside getting through prison systems. Consequently, these containment solutions are handy in upholding public safety and in helping prison facilities control contraband within their walls.
End Citizens United (ECU) is a political action committee dedicated to overturning the 2010 US Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee. The decision allowed unlimited financial contributions by groups for or against any political candidate. Before the court’s decision, these groups known as Super PACs did not exist, and there were rules limiting contributions to politicians. Following the ruling, Super PACs emerged and quickly multiplied. A Super PAC provides an avenue for a group or individual to funnel unlimited sums of money that can affect the outcome of an election. The Super PACs allow donors to remain anonymous.
ECU wants to reverse the court’s decision, and stop the influence of “big money” in politics. End Citizens United backs Democrats who support campaign finance reform like Hillary Clinton, Jon Ossoff, and Elizabeth Warren. The PAC has also helped re-elect many politicians, including Senators Maggie Hassan and Catherine Masto in 2016.
In preparation for the 2018 election cycle, ECU’s goal is to raise $35 million. To do so, the PAC has appealed to progressive voters on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and through the website EndCitizensUnited.org. The organization prides itself on having been built from grassroots participation.
ECU plans to address the tax bill recently passed by Congress. Independent studies suggest that the bill may not benefit lower and middle income people as much as some would argue. A struggling middle class means a struggling economy, the effects of which could be long term. A thriving middle class may allow businesses to flourish and wages to rise. End Citizens United will work on behalf of candidates for public office who believe the results of passing this tax bill will motivate people to vote not only their conscience and pocketbook, but for the promise of a better life for future generations.
ECU has identified 17 incumbent Republicans who voted in favor of the legislation who are linked to Super PACs making large contributions. There is no question that in a free society, citizens may exercise their right to support candidates of their choice, who support their causes. More important is to have in place a system that is fair so that all voices are treated equally and heard. One key component to ECU is to ensure reasonable limitations for financial donations are established, and that all money can be traced. Accountability is essential for the system to work as it was meant.
Should ECU succeed in overturning Citizens United, it will help to ensure elections can be won, but not bought. If the power is returned to ordinary citizens, it is the hope of End Citizens United that the politicians will work for all the people rather than just a few.
Some people may have reservations about using Google AdWords because they don’t feel it will help their small business the way they want. You will have to make an investment to use PPC services like AdWords or Bing Ads, but you don’t have to overpay for it and operate your business at a loss. There are a lot of tools out there both free and premium that give you a look at the big picture and help you design PPC campaigns that are better at bringing in visitors, and White Shark Media is a company who uses many of these tools.
White Shark Media has the ability to track where your sales leads are coming from and analyze your website so that you can build cost-effective campaigns that match your brand and bring in specific customer demographics. White Shark Media is listed as a Google SMB partner and an authorized Microsoft Ads reseller, both of which carry strict requirements. Their team of specialists look at how much your bidding on certain keywords and can help you change your campaigns so that you’re getting a better ROI for them.
White Shark Media has also made it a point to address customer complaints about things such as keeping track of AdWords campaigns and keeping communication constant. They have monthly review meetings at GoToMeeting.com and also have a contact person available around the clock if you have questions or concerns about White Shark Media’s work. White Shark Media has also made it possible to track customer leads coming in through the phone with new software. If you believe White Shark Media is right for you, you should signup for their free evaluation session.
With companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks as their clients, it is believable that the OSI Group is not only one of the largest food production companies in the world but is also one of the fastest-growing. They have continued to product quality food for people who were in different situations. They have also done what they can to help people get the most out of the food service industry. Because the OSI Group works so hard at making things easier on their clients, they know they are going to continue to help them with the food they have to offer.
While the OSI Group has continued to grow, other companies have seen what they are doing. Most companies are impressed with the way the OSI Group has grown, but many of them simply want the ability to produce food and offer products in the same way the OSI Group is doing. They want to have the same level of success the OSI Group has had so they can have the ability to try different things with their company. They also want to get the same type of clients the OSI Group has received because of their professionalism.
With factories in the United States and, now, China, the OSI Group is an international company. They have worked hard for this status and that’s part of why they have been growing so rapidly. They do their best to provide food products in a local environment to help reduce the waste they have from travel and transportation. This, combined with their other practices, has allowed them the chance to truly make a positive impact on the environment in the food industry. It is something no other company has done before and something the OSI Group really set the stage for when they were starting.
Even though the OSI Group was a small company when they first started, they knew they could take a great thing and make it even better. They operated out of a market and they were just a small family-owned business. The family continues to be relevant in the company, but they have grown to a point where they have had to bring new people into the business. Doing this has allowed them the chance to grow and has also shown them the best practices they can use to help their clients and the people who work for them in each area.
Many people suffer because they fail to plan how their future will be. David Giertz always advises young fellows to start planning how they need their future life to be. It is shocking that some people work in prominent organizations but when they retire their life is full of misery. David Giertz comes up with the best techniques of how to plan for their future growth. These ways include saving and investments.
Many people wait until they retire to start planning how to cope the situation. The ignorance makes them fail miserably. David Giertz encourages workers to start saving money early in advance. One of the most significant challenges that workers face is to determine the money they need to cover their retirement. Essential activities like educating children, providing shelter and food make it difficult to save.
This calls for the need of another source of money. David encourages people instead of keeping their cash dormant to invest and start generating more money. Sometimes people fear to invest thinking that they will incur big losses. According to Mr. Giertz what you invest in and how you invest matters a lot.
Firstly, people should know whether they have enough money to do early retirement. Knowing your retirement needs helps significantly in accessing the money you need. According to David, early retirement requires people to save money which is at least 33 times their annual income.
Secondly, people need to come up with better retirement plans. People who are interested in early retirement, their best place to be is Roth IRA. Roth IRA allows its clients to withdraw money anytime unlike other organizations. David is one of the best financial advisors in the USA with 30 years of experience in the career.
Drew Madden is a recognized individual who has specialized in Healthcare Information Technology. He is passionate, and he has the drive to develop top of the notch teams, to inculcate a one of a kind and an eye-catching way of carrying out operations in the company and also to build a partnership that is trusted by the partners.
Drew Madden served as the president of Nordic Consulting Partners from 2011-2016. He joined the company in 2010, and a year later he was nominated as the president of the company. Nordic Consulting Partners is recognized as the biggest epic consulting company in the world. The company went ahead to receive many awards because of the excellent services they offered. In the period between 2012 and 2014 Nordic Consulting Partners ranked number one because they managed to implement epic services.
In one of his remarks, Drew Madden expresses his passion for electronic medical records and how for over a period of 10 years he has been working hand in hand with the best companies in the industry. That was to enable them to put in place measure that mitigates the challenges facing electronic medical records and come up with ways which ensure a smooth operation of the system. Drew Madden made this statement during one of his speeches in 2014.
While he was still serving as the president of Nordic Consulting Partners, he was able to raise the number of employees working in the company from 10 when he joined to 725. When he joined the company, there were only three client partners, but he was able to raise the number to 150 client partners. He made a remarkable contribution to the company by raising the annual revenue of the company from a million U.S dollars to a whopping one hundred and thirty million us dollars.
The above contributions illustrate how Drew Madden is not only passionate but also dedicated to his area of operation. All these contributed to positive results in the company. Before Drew worked for Nordic, he was working for a company known as Ingenix, which is a branch of a company known as United Healthcare but currently, it is being referred to as OptumInsight. He served in the area of business development as an Epic Consultant.
Nature continues to be an excellent source of inspiration for many innovators seeking to develop new solutions aimed at dealing with various problems like water scarcity. Recently, a New York-based international team came up with a prototype aimed at mimicking the manner by which living systems store, distribute and capture water. It received the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation in 2017. This innovation resonates well with Josh Smith’s objective of boosting sustainable food production.
The product, AquaWeb, strives to assist urban food producers to filter, collect, distribute and store atmospheric moisture with an all-in-one water management and sourcing system. It could be deployed to assist individuals in meeting the increasing demand for local, sustainable food production.
Last year, the Biomimicry Accelerator program attracted six international teams. They spent their time creating working prototypes through the assistance of business mentors and biomimicry professionals. The program is aimed at helping teams come up with market-ready and viable solutions.
A Close Focus on Josh Smith
Josh Smith has proven to be a visionary and serial entrepreneur thanks to the creation of several startups. Most of his businesses fall into the sustainable technologies and wellness categories. Josh is best known for being the founder and chief executive officer of Modular Greenhouses located in Reno, Nevada. His passion and vision have played an instrumental role in catalyzing the success of the company. The Reno, Nevada-based company is driven by its global vision of not only ending food poverty but also starting a vibrant era of sustainable and local food production.
Over the years, Josh Smith has exuded a passion for using modern technology in the modern processes and integrating methods that will assist in environmental and energy conservation. He firmly disapproves the feeding of junk food to children, especially during their developmental years. For this reason, the Reno, Nevada-based entrepreneur is committed to changing this systemic issue. Furthermore, he is well-versed with the skills to create a purpose-driven and experienced team of professionals capable of propelling Modular Greenhouses to attain a dominant share of the market by 2020.
Nexbank is a Dallas-based regional bank and has recently brought to light its initiative of taking the mantle to be Dallas Women’s Foundation sponsor during its 32nd Annual Luncheon. The bank offered a token of $100,000 which targets to offer support to the foundation by enhancing the needs to women’s leadership and economic security.
This year’s Annual Luncheon was scheduled to take place in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, on Friday, October 20th. Among the distinguished individuals to be on the scene would be Dr. Hope Jahren, a renowned person who was recognized by the Time Magazine as among the Top 100 influential People. He will have the coveted opportunity to offer a keynote speech which will be live streamed to over 10,00 students in 20 schools across North Texas.
The Dallas Women’s Foundation organizes such luncheons each year hosting over 1300 community leaders and business gurus. The foundation is the largest regional women’s fund worldwide. It is, therefore, an esteemed leader in pioneering positive economic and social change for the girl child.
NexBank SSB is a successful financial organization that operates regionally and accounts for up to $6.4 billion assets. The bank has a charter that dates its history back in 1992. Among the bank’s services includes mortgage banking, institutional services, and commercial banking which all work to meet up the demands and needs of their vast client base. Their clients range from financial institutions, institutional clients to even corporations operating nationwide. NexBank SSB is a subsidiary of the larger NexBank Capital, Inc. which offers financial services in the country.
The bank has in place a reliable executive management team which incorporates the efforts of both expertise in the industry and a major focus on providing quality financial services to their clients. NexBank has a record of being a leader in offering their capabilities to both institutional and esteemed individuals. NexBank is led by James Dondero, who was initially a part of Highland Capital Management, as a co-founder and President. He took his leadership experience to his advantage and focused on pushing for the success of NexBank.
Starting a relationship is easy, but maintaining a one is difficult. In a romantic relationship, there has to be trust and understanding for it to last forever, but unfortunately, people break apart these days at the first hint of difficulties. There should be a will to stay together and grow their love further because it is the time of crisis is when their emotions, feelings, and respect for each other tested. However, people cannot be blamed for this ideology that has manifested in our society because their lifestyle is such that after strenuous and hectic professional lives, they simply do not have enough energy left to cope with the issues in problematic relationships.
With a little bit of effort and will from both the persons involved in a relationship, things can get better, and to make things better in a professionally guided manner; relationship counseling is a must these days. Many people avoid relationship counseling even when they know they need it because it can be a costly affair. Also, in a traditional setting for relationship counseling, people are often reluctant to share their issues openly, especially in front of their partners. It is where the conventional therapy setting offered in a virtual environment by Talkspace comes to the rescue. Talkspace has over a thousand professional and licensed therapists who can help people with their mental health issues, PTSD, relationship issues, and more.
Talkspace is fast emerging as one of the most popular and useful mobile application in the mental health world. Talkspace has helped in mending many relationships as it helps in solving the issues of the couples uniquely while not disregarding the values of traditional therapy. Talkspace is much more cost-efficient than conventional therapy and helps the people get the flexibility they need to connect with the therapists and resolve their issues.
Consumers can either make or break a business, and the success of any company squarely lies in its approach to consumers especially the dynamic nature of their spending habits. While traditional forms of marketing such as advertising enticed consumers to spend their hard-earned cash on a product/service some few years ago, modern consumers are unmoved by adverting or any other form of traditional marketing. In fact, Digital Age consumers are skeptical of conventional forms of marketing.
The advent of the internet provided consumers with a new method of gauging products/services. They crowdsource reviews regarding whatever they want to purchase. The nature of reviews on a product/service then determine whether a modern consumer will consider it or not. Experts refer to the new consumer behavior as the “Power of the Crowd.” Modern companies including Fabletics are responding to the consumer behavior with “Review-Centric” marketing strategies.
Fabletics, an activewear company, joined the fashion industry in 2013. The athleisure company was founded by Kate Hudson, Adam Goldenberg, and Don Ressler. However, a look at Fabletics three years down the line reveals that the company has output impressive performance, and it is on its way to dethroning some of the leading brands in the activewear business. And it is not because Kate is a famous actress or the fact Ressler and Goldenberg are experienced business-minded people with in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry owing to their involvement with TechStyle Fashion Group. The success is merely the result of understanding the Information Age consumers and adopting a marketing strategy that resonates well with them: review-centric.
How does Fabletics implement a review-centric marketing approach? It seems that the initial step to successfully using the approach is establishing an unbeatable online presence. Studies reveal that consumers search for products online and the easier they find a company, the better. Fabletics’ online presence through its website, Fabletics.com, and numerous blogs is enviable. A simple search for an athleisure clothing reveals that Fabletics is among the top companies displayed by search engines (e.g., Google).
Closely related to the displayed results is the nature of reviews on the company or the products/services offered by the business. Fabletics’ activewear clothing being superior, stylish, and reasonably priced receive overwhelmingly positive reviews. Kate is one of the clients that review the company’s activewear clothing. Every month, she reviews specific Fabletics’ products, her reviews tend to be trusted by many clients as she is a public figure. Studies reveal that consumers trust reviews as they would trust product/service recommendation from someone they know.
About Kate Hudson
Kate, 38, rose to fame in the start of the century because of her captivating role in the movie “Almost Famous.’’ Since then, she has developed a successful career in Hollywood. Now, she is no longer just an actress but also an entrepreneur.
Ressler and Goldenberg partnered with Kate because her athletic physique is enough testimony that she leads an active lifestyle. Kate is passionate about empowering women to lead active lifestyles, and Fabletics perfectly conform to her goals. Her partners describe her as a hands-on business-minded individual.