Securus Technologies Developers of the Only Approved and Accepted Contraband Interdiction Technology Available

Securus Technologies has been trying to bring innovation in the corrections space from the very beginning and is known for its unique set of products and services. The fact that the company invests millions into research and development showcases the commitment of the Securus Technologies to modernize the otherwise technologically dormant corrections space. Recently, the company’s press release announced that Securus Technologies has invested $600 million in research and development as well as to acquire patents for its technological developments. As of now, Securus Technologies already holds around seventy patents and plans to acquire much more in the time to come to consolidate its position as the industry leader.

 

Securus Technologies has recently come to the highlight again as it announced the development of the wireless containment system. It is a system that would help in keeping the contraband phones away from the correctional facilities. With the help of the wireless containment system, the contraband phones would get connected to a secured network without the inmates knowing about it. Thus, the law enforcement agencies and the correctional facilities would know about every illegal call being made out of the prison, and the calls coming to the jail from outside. It helps in tracking the contacts of the prisoners outside the prisoners, and ensure that they are not able to make illegal communication possible.

 

The CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, announced in a press brief that the company has invested $40 million in developing wireless containment system, and would continue to invest in updating the system. The use of contraband phones in the correctional facility can be dangerous to the community as well as the law enforcement officers. Many officers have lost their lives due to an assault that may not have happened if the contraband phones weren’t there. Securus Technologies has been able to develop this unique wireless containment system with the help of experts, one of which is Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson is one of the consultants at Securus Technologies who contributed to building the wireless containment system.

 

Robert Johnson helped confiscate hundreds and thousands of contraband phones while working as the corrections officers. He shared his knowledge and experience with the developers at Securus Technologies to make wireless containment system as iron-clad as possible. Robert Johnson believes that with the help of this contraband interdiction technology, it would be much easier to keep control of illegal communications happening in the correctional facilities. In a period from July 2016 to July 2017, the wireless containment system by Securus Technologies has already managed to stop and filter about 1.7 million illegal communications. The company plans to upgrade the technology with time to ensure that it is able to keep up with time and stay efficient.

 

 

Democrat Conor Lamb’s First Endorsement Comes from End Citizens United

     The Democrat candidate Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania’s 18th state representative race has gained the attention of former Vice President Joe Biden with his campaign and his pledge to not accept corporate donations. The former veep has stepped forward to speak positively about Conor Lamb and has said he will help with his campaign. The former vice president has stated that this seat should be a win for Democrats. He believes that Conor Lamb has a good shot at winning the election. The president and other private donor organizations have been trying to push back by endorsing the Republican candidate Rick Saccone.

The opening for the 18th state representative seat in Pennsylvania came about after the last Republican representative had to step out of office after having an extra marital affair and pushing his mistress to get an abortion, even though he has an anti-abortion stance. The last election that the former representative ran in there wasn’t even a democrat candidate who went against him due to the fact that the area is typically more Republican and conservative.

Conor Lamb is aware that the congressional district leans more conservative but he also is aware that there are plenty of moderate voters in the district as well. He’s focusing his campaign on a variety of issues that people in the district are concerned about to appeal to the variety of hooters to live in the area. Some of the issues he hopes to address are the hair when crisis, job creation, affordable healthcare, protecting Medicare and Social Security, reforming the student loan system, energy development, and supporting unions. His campaign has gained the attention and endorsement from the grassroots organization End Citizens United. They have raised $100,000 for Lamb’s campaign in grassroots donations. Lamb has pledged to not take any corporate PAC donations for his campaign. This is a stark contrast to Republican candidate Rick Saccone who has been taking private donations from big donors to fund hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of campaign advertising. The ECU president Tiffany Muller stated that by taking the no corporate pack pledge Conor Lamb is cementing that his campaign is for the people and not for corporations.

To learn more about Conor Lamb’s campaign, you can visit his official website at www.conorlamb.com. For more information about ECU, you can visit their official website at www.endcitizensunited.org. The special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district is going to be held on March 13th.

NEW Ad in #PA18: Rick Saccone is a typical politician who spent over $430,000 in taxpayer dollars on himself.Conor Lamb fights for PA families and won't accept a dime from corporate PACs.

Posted by End Citizens United on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Read http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/end-citizens-united-pac-wants-make-its-name-reality for more.

Frontera Fund Fights for DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, is one of the programs established by the previous administration that is now targeted by the GOP party. People who partake in the program are called Dreamers, and most of them are individuals that were brought to the United States at a young age. Their main issue is the lack of proper paperwork that makes it impossible to work legally. After DACA was put in place, however, these people got a chance to obtain a social security number and start working without fearing deportation.

Recently, the GOP leader Ken Paxton from Texas has decided to address this program under the Trump Administration. His means of doing so include a letter that was also signed by a few more attorneys general, which asks the administration to put an end to DACA as soon as possible. As the urgency of the issues gets elevated, e meeting between Hispanic Caucus and John Kelly was held. This is where issues and implications of the termination of DACA were discussed.

For example, there are over 800,000 people who have taken advantage of DACA to put themselves through schools and pay in-state tuition. These are the people that also work and contribute to the United States via taxes they pay. Eliminating DACA would place them all under the danger of not getting a chance to work again when their permits expire after a two-year period. Of course, people like Ken Paxton do not wish to see these permits renewed or additional ones issued.

After 5 years, DACA has proven to be one of the main legacies of the Obama Administration that addressed the issue of deporting people who came to the U.S. as children. It served as a compromise between giving these individuals a full citizenship or sending them back.

As the program faces new threats, people turn to individuals such as Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. These two leaders are on the front of the so-called Frontera Fund where they fight for the rights of minorities in the United States. The Frontera Fund started in 2013 when these two individuals received $3.7 million to compensate for the racially-motivated, unfair treatment by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Now, the fund serves as an outlet to help people transition from DACA into another, legally accepted, status. They also aim to bring mainstream awareness to this issue and showcase how it will affect many families around the nation. Since the letter instigated by Paxton asks for a “phasing off” approach, there is time to discuss all the alternatives. The way that the process should work will not be a clear-cut termination of DACA and immediate deportation of anyone. It will, however, end many people’s ability to work, pay less for college tuition, and lead lives as they are used to.

The ultimate goal of the Frontera Fund is to fight for a permanent legislative act that will turn DACA into a law. This will prevent issues such as this one from arising in the future.

 

American Institute of Architects Gets a New CEO

     Robert Ivy, who is a Fellow of The Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), was appointed to be new Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of that well-known and highly respected organization on December 16, 2010. The new office became effective for Mr. Ivy on February 1, 2011.

Editor in Chief of Architectural Record

Ivy himself has also been the Architectural Record’s Editor in Chief since 1996, as well as Editorial Director/VP of McGraw-Hill Construction, which included overseeing the editorial excellence of a wide range of construction and design publications for a major editorial organization.

Robert Ivy Thru the Years

Robert IVY received a Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee’s University of the South and a Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University in Louisiana. His elevation to the AIA College of Fellows was in 1993. In addition, Robert is a former partner in Ivy Architects, as well as a managing partner of Dean/Dale, Dean, and Ivy for almost 14 years. He also received the 2009 Crane Award, which is the top award of American Business Media for his lifetime contribution to business media. Alpha Rho Chi also recognized Robert Ivy as Master Architect because of his communication to a whole new generation of the value of design.

Advocate for Architects

Robert Ivy is probably best known for being an advocate for the architectural field regarding a number of the most significant political, social, and environmental issues that routinely affect the architectural and building environment. Not only that but he is dedicated to being a loyal AIA member after also serving on the organization’s Board of Directors throughout the 1990s.

Managing National Office & More

In the new AIA position, Robert Ivy will be managing its national office, which is located in Washington, DC. The organization has 206 employees and an annual budget of $56 million. He will be directing the organization’s focus on both design and issues of practice, while also enhancing the AIA’s voice and demonstrating the overall value of design. He is also working collaboratively with more than 300 nationwide AIA chapters while also overseeing all of the support to members of the AIA.

Founded in 1857 for the purpose of elevating the standing of the profession and promoting the scientific and practical perfection of its members, the AIA has 90,000+ members and five membership levels:

  1. Architect members (AIA)
  2. Associate members (Assoc. AIA)
  3. International associate members
  4. Emeritus members
  5. Allied members

How Dick Devos is changing the Face of Their Town

Dick Devo’s is no doubt a well-known individual in his town. He has spent most of his time investing in various societal related contributions. These range from politics, education and social order.

 

 

For instance, his campaign against the development of a sports stadia outside the CBD led to the formation of a Grand Action committee. The committee consisted of a cluster of businesspeople, representatives from Michigan University School, the Devos convention Centre among other bodies. The action committee was to deliberate on the improvement of the Van Andel Arena, a project being pushed by the businessmen and women.

 

 

As heirs to their family throne, Dick and his wife Betsy have been trying to use the funds to change various institutions and their respective inefficient policies. Since they are also leading donors in different political platforms, they have used the different political influence and control to change some laws relating to labor and education.

 

 

Well, the politics of this couple extends beyond the Republican ideologies and politics, the party they are known to support vehemently. Their policies aimed at improving the livelihoods of children, women and the elderly in the society.

 

 

Since 1989, the family has used over $138.7 million in support of various courses in the nation. These courses spread over to education, arts, and culture, leadership programs, humanitarian services, policy reforms, private school scholarships among other factors.

 

 

In the year 2006, the couple donated a whopping $12.5 million towards the construction and setup of a children’s hospital. The hospital is currently named after the mother of Dick, Hellen Devo’s

 

 

According to Dick Devo’s the chairman of the hospital corporate bond, the hospital has improved the livelihood of parents in the area. Now, parents do not have to take a day off from work all drive all the way to Chicago to seek treatment.

 

 

In furtherance of his support for education, Dick launched the Dick Devo’s education initiatives. Some of these efforts include the launch of Aviation Charter School located next to the Grands International Airport.

 

 

His wife, Betsy Devo’s lauded the programs saying that the program has sought to remedy the difference to assess of education between the poor and the wealthy families. Now, the poor and the rich can comfortably enjoy their studies without having to worry about where to get the school fees.

 

 

But, one would wonder why the couple heavily invests in education. Betsy argues that the current education system in the country is no reflection of the American dream. In simpler terms, the current system of education as currently constituted is a recipe for civil rights problems. The couple believes that the only way out of this mess is by standardizing the training across the country and ensure it is affordable to all citizens. The desire to develop an education system that accommodates all people irrespective of their economic and social status saw the couple unsuccessfully try to enshrine private school vouchers in law from the public kitty.

 

 

The role of Betsy Devo’s in education is one of the reasons President Trump noted when appointing her as the United States Secretary of Education.

 

Visit http://dickdevos.com to learn more.

 

Bernardo Chua Is A Well Known Businessman In The Pacific Rim

Bernardo Chua and Organo Gold remain at the forefront of an industry that has grown to international levels. The company focuses on distributing coffees and teas that have an organic quality consumers have come to cherish. Chua is known for his success with Gano Excel and Organo Gold.

He began his career in the Philippines and quickly showed diversity as an innovator. Bernardo is known for introducing Ganoderma to the North American market. He spent his childhood in the Philippines. Yet he is quick to acknowledge that his awareness of Ganoderma came from his Chinese heritage.

Ganoderma comes from the polypore mushroom that grows on logs around the world. Asian countries have held the herb in high regard for many centuries.

Chua was the first to understand the possibilities of the substance and put it in a form that would be consumed by everyday customers. He knew that he could reach a wide range of consumers if the product was internationally relatable.

According to Zoominfo, Bernardo Chua chose direct sales as the method to introduce his product to the world. He pushed Organo Gold and the company grew rapidly in the Philippines area.

Before long knowledge of the product had spread throughout the Pacific Rim. Chua was determined to make Organo Gold an international success. He began to market it outside the Pacific region and the product quickly developed a niche. Read more: Bernardo Chua: Founder And CEO Of Organo Gold and Bernardo Chua Recommends Grapeseed Oil As The Next Big Healthy Supplement

Bernardo Chua has been recognized by many organizations for his creative business strategies and the ability to open doors within a particular industry. He received the Outstanding Quality Assurance award for displaying exceptional direct sales techniques.

The Organo Gold offices are based in Canada and the company has more than 1 million distributors internationally. Chua believes in growth and is determined to see his company exceed all original expectations. Canada has been an excellent host country for Organo Gold because it has such strict guidelines for product relations. Learn more about Bernado Chua: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/bernardo-chua-b96b54aa and http://www.slideshare.net/BernardoChua

The high level of inspection scrutiny gives Organo Gold a level of credibility that is unmatched by its competitors. Consumers have grown comfortable with using the products and are directly responsible for increasing sales on a regular basis.

Dick DeVos Still Puts Education At The Forefront

CEO and wealthy entrepreneur Dick DeVos is not afraid to step up to a challenge. He did in 1991 when an organization pushed to have a sports arena built in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

The son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, who had just taken over the CEO job at Amway, began to make phone calls and immediately lobby against it. He felt that the end result would be as devastating as it was in Detroit when the Lions and Pistons left.

 

His crusade led to the a group of business leaders forming Grand Action. The were behind the construction of Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place Convention Center and Michigan State’s medical school. The badly-needed upgrade to the city’s skyline cannot be ignored.

 

Both Dick and his wife, Betsy DeVos, recently appointed Sec. of Education, both come from backgrounds of massive wealth. For decades, the have used their fortunes to shape policy and to influence laws regarding education and labor.

 

While Betsy DeVos spent much of her time pushing for charter schools, Dick used his power to successfully convert Michigan — the birthplace of unions — to a right to work state where union membership was no longer required to work.

 

Dick DeVos’s influence travels well beyond the conservative political realm. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has given nearly $140 million to a variety of initiatives such as human services, arts and culture, education and leadership programs.

 

The couple gave $12 million to the construction of the Spectrum Health Center, a children’s hospital named after DeVos’s mother Helen DeVos.

 

The new hospital gives working parents the opportunity to stay home and not have to take off from work or drive long distances to get medical care for their child.

 

DeVos has also opened a charter school for children interested in engineering, aeronautics and science. The West Michigan Aviation Academy is a tuition-free charter school that helps children with limited means get a good education.

 

While many of the DeVos’s initiatives have succeeded, not all gained steam.

 

In 2000, a constitutional amendment to create tax-funded charter school vouchers was voted down. DeVos also lost a 2006 campaign bid to unseat incumbent Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

 

While the private school and voucher initiatives had only limited success in Michigan. Dick DeVos worked to get the voucher program to other parts of the country. Through their vast efforts and hard work, 24 states now have vouchers for private schools.

 

“We are just glad to see that families are now having more choices in regards to education. All children are entitled to have a good education, regardless of their background,” said Dick DeVos. Learn more: http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/excellence_in_philanthropy/interview_with_betsy_devos

Joel Friant Brings Products and Services to Help People

Part of being an entrepreneur is helping people. Joel Friant knew he would need to make products that would actually be able to help people and that’s what gave him the purpose he had in different situations. For Joel Friant, this was a big part of the businesses he started and a big part of how he could help people with the issues they were facing. As long as Joel Friant was giving back to the community, he knew there would be ways he could try to help people. It all went back to what he was doing and how he was making things work to provide more opportunities to those who were in need. It was a good thing for Joel Friant, but it also made things easier on him while he was working toward a better business for other people.

Starting out, he though real estate would be the way to go. It was something a lot of people sold and most of them had success with it. Joel Friant did not do as well as he thought he would. Instead, he wanted to make something people had never heard of and that was where the Habanero Shaker came in. There was nothing else like it on the market when he first started the company and he had a hold of the entire market. It was his way of giving people what they wanted and it gave him the opportunity to make sure he was helping others. For Joel Friant, this was a big part of what he could do and how he could help others.

As long as Joel Friant was doing his best in the industry, he felt the Habanero Shaker would continue to get better. If he felt confident about it, he knew he could try different things to make sure the shaker was getting the attention it deserved. He also knew it would continue to be relevant even though there were some issues that could have come from the other companies that had started up and were acting as its competition in different areas.

AvaTrade Review: Forex Trading in 2018

For those of you who are ready to dive into the foreign currency exchange market in 2018, you need to look at AvaTrade.

Services

AvaTrade has been around for more than 10 years and has made quite a name for itself in the Forex trading industry. Although they don’t offer services in the US due to regulation, AvaTrade does offer services everywhere else in the world along with world-class educational resources. Additionally, AvaTrade has the resources to serve non-English speakers; a rare thing in the Forex industry. Traders can make trades on a multitude of platforms through AvaTrade, including MT4 spread betting, MT4 for AvaOptions, and even automated trading.

Regulation & Education

Governed by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), AvaTrade also complies with the requirements of half a dozen international financial regulatory bodies.

 

They don’t charge any trade fees, but earn their percentage off the spread alone. Althought spread costs can differ from platform to platform, AvaTrade’s spreads are as low as 0.3 pips.

 

Avatrade also offers premier education for both experienced traders and beginners. Whether you learn best through reading, watching or doing, AvaTrade provides eBooks, live webinars, and online courses so you can master Forex trading the way you want to.

Unbelievable Bonuses

AvaTrade also offers deposit bonuses that are head and shoulders above other companies’. For depositing $40,000 in your trading account, you can rake in a cool $14,000 in bonus; that’s incredible! Don’t have that much to invest? Not to worry; even a $500 deposit earns a $175 bonus. Those who have traded at all will attest to how fantastic these are.

Company Stats

AvaTrade review started in 2006 and has amassed more than 200,000 worldwide clients who average more than $60 billion in monthly trades. Among the many awards the company has earned are Best Broker, Best Affiliates, and Best Education. One of the first online Forex trading companies, AvaTrade also led the industry in 24/7 currency trading functionality.

The Oxford Club: What is it?

The Oxford Club is a group of private investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. The group has one goal and that is to help its members grow and protect their wealth. The club members are mainly drawn from the stock market investors. The Oxford Club is led by CEO Julia Guth. There is also a team of talented marketers, publishers and editors who have, made the club achieve success. The club has employed experts in various fields of investment. There are experts on bonds, cryptocurrencies, stocks, precious metals and asset classes. The club employs authoritative experts who are well experienced on matter s relating to these fields.

The Oxford Club was established in 1989, then named Passport Club. It was renamed Oxford Club in 1991. It was started by William Bonner, the founder of Agora Companies. The intention of the founders of this club was to have them share business opportunities that were available in the U.S and beyond. They believed that the best business opportunities were found through personal connections and research and not through the mainstream media and Wall Street Journals.

There are three membership levels in the Oxford Club. These are; Premier membership (for those subscribe to the paid publications by the club), Director’s Circle Membership (this is for lifelong members. These members have access to 3 newsletters if the club) and the Chairman’s Circle Membership (this is the highest and the most privileged level in the club. These members have full access to all publications of the club as well as special features on the clubs website.)

Investment U is the educational arm of the Oxford Club. It was established in 1999. It was among the first financial education websites to ever been established in the world. Members of this investment group benefit from unique investment information that may not be available to the rest of the world.