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Securus Technologies Making Prison Life Safer for All

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As a corrections officer working inside the most violent jail in Arizona, above all other things I have to make certain every individual inside this facility is safe. That goes for the inmates, the officers, the prison staff, and the guests. The reason that the jail has become so dangerous is because drug use has exploded in recent years, and overcrowded conditions only add to the element of danger. To maintain some degree of order in this prison, me and my officers must make use of resources designed to prevent violent episodes from every happening.

 

Securus Technologies is responsible for implementing new inmate call monitoring systems in thousands of jails all over this country. The company may be based in Dallas with 1,000 employees, but has a call monitoring system in over 2,600 jails all over the country. The company has a single objective, making the world a safer place for everyone to live.

 

The team at Securus Technologies installed our system and got us all familiar with the LBS software, the key to monitoring the inmates as they spoke on the jail phones. Instead of my team needing to designate officers to that call center, now we could all be on the ground tightening up security while the LBS software did its thing.

 

It wasn’t long after we got the notification the system was online that we saw immediate results. There was an alert about an inmate talking with gang members about an order to take down a rival gang member just admitted to our jail. We separated the players so nothing took place. We were alerted when one inmate tried to tell his elderly father how to get him medication at the visitor center. We were able to confiscate those drugs before the two of them could meet.

 

Trade between the UK and Israel Doubled Under Ambassador Daniel Taub

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According to a statement released by the Israeli embassy, Trade between the United Kingdom and Israel doubled during Daniel Taub’s four-year tenure. Sajid Javid, the British Secretary for State Innovation, Skills, and Business, announced to a British Israeli Business Awards audience that the total trade between Israel and the UK had entered a “golden era.”

More than 300 Israeli businesses have successfully set up operations in the United Kingdom. According to Britain-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the annual bilateral trade is more than $5.5 billion.

Daniel Taub was born in the UK and later became Israeli ambassador in 2011. He once traveled to Northern Ireland accompanied by his Palestine counterpart as a peace negotiator to learn from the state of affairs there.

A short funny YouTube clip of Foregin secretary Boris johsnon and me that got a lot of hits http://www.thejc.com/videos/news-videos/boris-johnson-and-ambassador-taubs-handshake-mix

At some point during his tenure, he visited Bradford city after some controversial comments made by George Galloway, Bradford West MP. In a speech, the MP declared his constituency “Israel free zone” without tourists, goods, services or academics from that country.

The Telegraph & Argus reported that Daniel Taub was in the city following invitations from the community and would use his visit to hold meetings with faith leaders, councilors, and other groups.

About Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub is a renowned writer of British origin, international lawyer, and an Israeli diplomat. He served as Israel’s ambassador to the UK for four years between 2011 and 2015. Taub is the planning and strategy director in a Jerusalem-based foundation known as the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.

He attended the University College, London, Oxford, and later Harvard University. In 1989, Taub moved to Israel where he served in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat medic. After his Israel arrival, he served as the president’s speechwriter. In 1991, Taub joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Daniel Taub has extensively participated in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process where he has helped negotiate many agreements. He also took part in the Israel-Syrian negotiations.

He was appointed the Court of St James’s ambassador in 2011. Besides serving as ambassador to the United Kingdom between 2013 and 2015, Taub became the first Israel ambassador to the London-based International Maritime Organization. Taub has six children and is married to Zehava.

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How to Create a Brand Which Will Last for Years-Nathaniel Ru on Sweetgreens

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A few years ago, eating healthy and organic foods was being regarded as a fad which would eventually pass. Fortunately, the trend has stayed longer than most people who were against it expected. In 2007, a group of three students noticed that there were insufficient green food options at the restaurants which served their campus.

Their need for a healthy salad turned into a business idea. Nathaniel Ru, one of the co-founders and the CEO of Sweetgreen states that were it not for their spirit of curiosity, Sweetgreen would have ended up as just another wishful thought.

The other two co-founders, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet, had not had any direct experience with investment. However, the three of them decided that they would do their best to see their business idea become a reality. They started by making sure that they secured an excellent location for their very first store. Read more: Nathaniel Ru Blazes a Trail in The Height Food Industry | Affiliate Dork

Even though the owner of the property had reservations for the use that they wanted to put the space into, they were able to win her over with their well-crafted business plan. Nicolas Jammet admits that he still had a lot of doubt about their success even after they launched. He believed that the firm would pull it through when they survived an entire winter on campus.

Their management strategies are also changing to suit the business model that they had envisioned from the start. For instance, instead of having corporate offices where they can manage their clients and companies, they are closing down their offices to get closer to their clients. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://twitter.com/nathanielru and http://www.thehoya.com/nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-and-nicolas-jammet/

They have also adopted digital marketing and more specifically mobile marketing. They created an application where their customers can offer their favorite salad without leaving the comfort of their homes. The sales made through the mobile application account for more than 30 percent of what the company sells.

The company has modified their business model such that they get the fresh and organic vegetables and fruit from farmers who are close to them. They collaborate with the producers to make sure that no part of the green produce goes to waste.

They feel that this is the best way to create a brand that will not only be sustainable today but will also last for generations to come and leave the least possible carbon footprint. Nathaniel Ru believes that with the business ideas and values they have put in place, Sweetgreens’ success will keep increasing each day.

Igor Cornelsen; Getting Your Right Footing In The Brazillian Economy

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We all know that Brazil is an economic powerhouse in the world. The country which is known for its agricultural produce and prowess in football is ranked in the top ten economies of the globe. With an increase in political stability in the Brazil, the country is poised for an economic boom.

According to one of the most acclaimed financial and investment professionals in Brazil, Igor Cornelsen, the economy of Brazil is bullish. According to Lulu, for investors who are keen on tapping on what Brazil has to offer regarding investment, Igor Cornelsen is best suited to advise on the subject.

Cornelsen has spent a significant part of his career life in Brazil. He has seen the country rise from economic obscurity into one of the most vibrant economies. According to Igor, other global players such as the United States and economies in Europe are beginning to give Brazil the attention she deserves. Learn more about Igor Cornelson: https://igorcornelsen.wordpress.com/ and http://igorcornelsen.yolasite.com/

Brazil is becoming one of the leading contributors to the growth of the global economy and has created a good number of high-net worth individuals. Over the past few years, investors have been trooping to the South America country to grow the wealth and explore new opportunities in the country.

According to Igor Cornelsen, for one to get their right footing in the economy of Brazil, they have to do several things right. First, they will have to network with the natives who are on the ground. While a lot of information about the economy of Brazil is available on the internet, this information does not explore all the dynamics. One needs to get to the ground and fish for the right information.

Secondly, the Brazilian market is ridden with bureaucracies. Anyone who has business interests in Brazil should prepare for an economy that is more regulated than others in the world.

Igor’s advice is that investors need to get acquainted with the bureaucracies they are likely to encounter when starting a business in the region. Igor Cornelsen opines that there couldn’t be a better time for one to explore better opportunities in an economy that is growing so fast.

Orange Coast College’s Planetarium Helping the Whole Community

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Orange Coast College started the construction of a new planetarium in 2016 and it is expected to be opened in the fall semester of 2018. The new facility is supposed to have a hundred and twenty-nine seat auditorium and an exhibit hall. This would be a great improvement from the previous which was torn down that could only host thirty-five visitors. A total of twenty million dollar budget is estimated and the college has already received more than two million dollars of donation including a million dollar donation from a former instructor, Mary McChesney.

 

Huge donation

Mary McChesney said that the donation was due to her great love of the Orange Coast College and the fact that the planetarium will be of great help to students at the school and the community since it is the only one of its kind in Orange County. Mary also commented that the donation was also in honor of her late partner, Adelyn Bonin, who was also a professor at OCC.

 

Director’s appreciation

The executive director of the Orange Coast College Foundation, Doug Bennett was so pleased with McChesney’s donation. He said that even though he had heard that she would contribute to the project, he did not think it would be such a huge gift. The money will be used to fund Foucault pendulum, a device that demonstrates earth’s rotation.

 

About OCC

Orange Coast College is one of the largest community colleges in the nation. Being fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the school enrolls more than twenty-five thousand students in each of its summer, fall, winter and spring semesters. OCC was founded in 1947, since then it has grown to offer over one thirty-five academic and career programs. Almost half of the students are enrolled at the school’s Career and Technical Education programs.

 

Orange Coast College together with two other community colleges provides administrative services and funding for post-secondary education. OCC provides affordable education in remedial and transferable lower-division courses meant for students who want to transfer to either the University of California or California State University. Orange Coast College has been ranked the top in the number of students that have transferred to the two universities.

 

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Scott Rocklage’s Astonishing Background Information

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Scott Rocklage joined 5 AM Ventures in the year 2003. He acceded to the company as a venture partner but became a managing partner in the year 2004. Doctor Scott has attained immense experience in the health care field based on the various responsibilities he has been allocated in the past years.

Dr. Scott has over thirty years of experience in health care management. His leadership for this period has enabled the approval of three United States New Drug Applications by the FDA. Read more: Scott Racklage | Crunchbase

In addition to the achievement of leading the approval on new drugs applications, Dr. Scott has been involved in various clinical trials. As such, he is a personality of immense significance within the health care domain in the US.

His experience in leadership in health care scope has been derived from the different positions he had held in different institutes. Scott has previously served as a CEO and chairperson in Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed Salutar. Moreover, he has held different positions at Catalytica and Salutar.

Currently, Dr. Scott is the Board Chairman in Cidara, Kinestral, Epirus, and Rennovia. Before the acquisition of these managerial positions, he served as a chairman in other organizations such as Miikana, Ilypsa, and Semprus.

It is surprising how he could secure leadership in all these organizations. His knowledge and experience working in the past similar domains might have been the attributing factors behind many companies entrusting their operations to his leadership.

The education background of Dr. Scott traces back to the University of California. He pursued a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemist in this university before joining the University of Massachusetts for a PhD in chemistry. In Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he conducted research that led to winning of Nobel Prize in chemistry in the year 2005.

Some of the major achievements of Scott Rocklage include the invention of various patents and publication of more than one hundred peer reviewed papers. More than thirty U.S. Patents were invented or co-invented by Scoot Rocklage. It is evident that most of the health care organizations entrust him for leadership positions due to his skills and expertise.

Philadelphia Law Suit Against Wells Fargo& Co.

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Karl Heideck says the law suit filed by the Philadelphia City against Wells Fargo & Co. alleges that the bank breached the 1968 Fair Housing Act. This breach was brought about by checking upon mortgage borrowers through rapacious lending services. The company claims that the lawsuit is uncorroborated and that their services are fair. This suit was filed on 15th May in a District Court in the United States of America, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The City alleges that the Bank is steering Hispanic and black borrowers to more risky loans with high return rates. This is despite them qualifying for credit with less interest and low risks. The City also claims that the bank is making it difficult for refinancing of mortgages afterward by the borrowers. Another claim by the city is that the bank it forces its customers to pay much more percentage into foreclosure than that which was situated by white borrowers. The City had done a vigorous investigation of these claims by looking at data records before presenting it to court.

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From the data record, it was determined that black borrowers while twice likely to be handed loans with high-interest rates as compared to the whites. The Hispanics would be 1.7 times likely to be given riskier mortgage loans in comparison to the whites. The City alleges that such actions have led to the impairment of the minority community. This is because of a high number of reclosure thus reducing the ability of the community to borrow loans.

Karl Heideck is a city attorney, a risk management officer and compliance. As a Contract Attorney, from 2015 he has worked at Grant & Eisenhower, PA. He has reviewed several materials discovered and reviewed for bank litigation and securities fraud. He has focused on matters relating to risk management, transactions, liquidity positions, and acquisition. Karl Heideck has consistently improved reviewed protocol by participating in conferences with co-counsel on verifications of such.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and Law from Temple University (James E. Beasley School of Law). He was an associate at Conrad O’Brien. He represented individuals customers and corporate in sophisticated and commercial litigation. These services included SEC receivership, banking, and government investigations, toxic tort defense and white collar criminal investigation. He has done a research and wrote analytical memoranda. He has also drafted and filled professional correspondence and pleadings. Apart from participation in settlement negotiations, he has trailed satisfactory ruling.

Fabletics Competes Successfully With Amazon and Other Retailers

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Fabletics in an online company that has some retail stores for customers that still like to shop in a real store. They sell leisurewear and active wear for women. It was co-founded by actress Kate Hudson with the goal of offering women great products at a reasonable price. They offer a subscription service to sell products to their customers.

 

Their unique marketing strategy is paying off as they have opened more physical stores in the last few years. They have added more physical stores in addition the sixteen that have opened in Hawaii, Illinois, Florida, and California. Their membership offers great fashion at half the price of the competitors.

 

They know their customers from their extensive market research. With their physical store they allow reverse show rooming. This is a technique where people browse their products offline. This technique sometimes leads to customers buying products elsewhere. The company has turned browsing into a positive customer experience. Avoiding the pop up store has helped them know their customers and build solid relationship.

 

About 30 to 50% of customers that walk into a store are already customers online. Many become members after they visit a store. When they try on a piece of clothing it goes into their online shopping cart. Fabletics doesn’t care if customers buy online or in the store. When the data they collect about customers they learn the items that customers like and don’t . The store will only stock the products that customers buy.

 

Physical stores are stocked with customer preferences, store heat mapping data and real time sales activity. They try to combine global fashion trends with user shopping trends. Their growth factor is because they have great leisurewear at reasonable prices. The company is in 10 countries. Fabletics puts the customer experience at center of their marketing strategies.

 

Kate Hudson of Fabletics say her success is based on identifying market opportunities. They design active wear for all shapes and sizes that women come in. They even created designs for larger women that wear plus sizes. As America struggled with health Kate Hudson wanted to create comfortable and enjoyable active wear.

 

Kate looks at sales number every week and know what’s selling. When products don’t sell she removes them. She makes videos and is involved in marketing. She uses big data, believes in herself and takes risks to keep the company successful.

Betsy DeVos Takes Center Stage with Education Reform

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Betsy Devos is turning a page in education reform, and I think that people are going to rally behind what she is doing. Betsy DeVos is definitely someone that is in the right place at the right time.

I certainly believe that Betsy DeVos has a valid point when she says that there is a need for education reform. If anyone should know she should know because she has been working on this for decades. She has been donating money to the education system in Michigan and beyond with her husband. This couple has even started a foundation.

All of the hard work that they have put into building up the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation is a clear sign to me that they have a concern in building a better education system. I certainly do think that more people are going to be interested in charter schools and hearing what Betsy has to say as the Secretary of Education when they check her track record. It is inevitable that they will see just how much she makes a difference when it comes to a better education system. I don’t think that there is anyone that will doubt that she is concerned about a better education for children. I think her background and her faith has given her this conviction to make sure that the education system better. She grew up with a father that was wealthy and she was ushered into a life of privilege with the type of education she received. When she married her husband was also someone that was a person that received a private school education because of his wealth. I think that both of these people believe that the education system should be reformed to provide a better education for those that cannot afford it. This is what Betsy DeVos has dedicated her life to, and now that she is Secretary of Education. Follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.com

I wish that someone like Betsy DeVos would have entered the education system a long time ago. I definitely think that education would be in a much better place if she was in charge years ago. The reform is needed largely because there has been a slow move with charter schools. This is what Betsy DeVos believes in, and I think that people owe her the opportunity to express herself and shed some light on what the charter school system can do. People have been waiting to see a change, and I certainly do believe that Betsy DeVos is going to bring one. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.

Rick Shinto and the Top Leadership at InnovaCare Health

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InnovaCare Health deals in provider networks and Medicaid programs and Medicare advantage in North America. As a leading provider of managed health services, the firm provides access to affordable, quality healthcare using sustainable and cost-effective models. The company has fully integrated advanced technologies into service provision setting it apart from the other managed health services providers. In 2016, InnovaCare Health announced that it was participating in LAN, a public-private partnership aimed at moving the US health system towards quality-based health models.

At InnovaCare Health, patients come first, and they are guaranteed quality medical care. As such, the firm focuses on strong patient-provider relationships which are greatly emphasized by the firm’s top management. CEO Rick Shinto together with his entire team is driving the growth of the firm using teamwork and qualified professionals. Shinto’s team spirit has endeared him to both clients and colleagues.

Rick Shinto’s Work Experience

CEO and President Rick Shinto of InnovaCare Health Inc. joined the firm from Aveta Inc. where he also served as the CEO and president. He had previously served on the management team of Aveta Inc. Dr. Shinto began his medical career in Southern California as an internist and pulmonologist. He has also served as the CMO of NAMM California and as the CMO and COO of Medical Pathways Management Company. Between 1996 to 1997, he served as the corporate vice president (medical management) for MedPartners before leaving to Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, California where he was the CMO. Due to his commitment to service and innovation in the healthcare industry, Dr. Shinto received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. At the yearly “A Tribute to Caring” gala, he was also awarded the Access to Caring Award at Western University of Health Sciences.’

Addition to Leadership Team

In 2016, InnovaCare Health added three executives to the firm’s leadership team. These include Chief Actuary Officer Jonathan Meyers, Chief Accounting Officer Mike Sortino, and Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides.

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Penelope Kokkinides recently rejoined Dr. Shinto at InnovaCare Health as the Chief Administrative Office. She had previously served as the COO at InnovaCare Health and COO and vice president of clinical operations at Aveta Inc. Her work in the health industry has also seen her serve as a COO and executive vice president at Centerlight HealthCare. Her work exploits also took her to Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice where she was the corporate vice president. Visit danielestraus.org to know more about Innova Care.