Securus Technologies Uncovering Suspicious Jail Activity

When my team of corrections officers was notified that we need to step up our efforts to stop illegal contraband from getting to our inmates, we knew we had several options available to use. Although we did have success, we were being told that these efforts needed to net a bigger take. In other words, we really had to be on our game and show results or it could be the end for many of us.

 

The first area we focus is the inmate visitor center. This is where the inmates get to interact with their family and friends, and some inmates have family that will do anything to get the inmate what they need. In addition to checking each person, we ran them through a scanner and x-ray machine too. It doesn’t take much for one of the inmates to easily grab something from a visitor they can use as a weapon. We have seen things like toothbrushes and pens turned into weapons that have severely injured fellow officers.

 

The next area we focus is cell inspections. Here we can find contraband that has gotten past the security checkpoints and into the hands of those inmates. This is a very time-consuming process that inmates have come to expect, and many are cunning at hiding things from us right in plain sight. We even bring the dogs in for these searches because inmates have become especially clever and keeping things right out in the open but just out of reach. Even with these two very obvious efforts, we still have instances of things getting into the hands of the inmates.

 

Securus Technologies installed a call monitoring system to replace our dated phone system, and this was going to become one of the biggest resources we ever had. This company has 1,000 employees working to keep the world safer for us all, and CEO Richard Smith says he plans to have his system in more than the 2,600 at this time. When you have a company with that type experience and commitment, you know you are going to see some positive results in time.

 

After my team was familiar with the LBS software, we noticed chatter of inmates talking about getting drugs in the mail, getting weapons and hiding them in the yard, and even getting prescription drugs and selling them to other inmates. This resource allowed us to finally get the results our superiors have been waiting for. In only a few months, we have recovered more in the way of illegal contraband than we did the entire last year. The only difference from then to now is we are using the call monitoring system to help protect all of us.

 

Wild Ark’s Top Eco-Friendly and Conservation Destinations

 

When travelling several things come to mind, for instance, where to go, what to see, and mode of transportation among other things. Eco-friendliness has become an important aspect in choosing a destination for a lot of global travelers. Below is a list of offbeat and fun destinations you may consider when you vacation next.Learn more : http://wildark.com/travel/

 

  1. The Republic of Palau

Located between Guam and Philippines in the Pacific Ocean, Palau isn’t a big country as it constitutes over 500 islands. Its remote location and also the influence of the government have helped keep its waters pristine and maintain Palau’s natural gorgeous environment. It is one of the world’s sort out diving destinations with about 500 miles of designated reed no-fishing areas, that has led to fish species almost extinct to repopulate in the area. Diving between December to March is best due to less rainfall, making the waters to be calm and warm.

 

  1. Kenya

Kenya is a hotspot tourist destination as it offers a lot of experience from wildlife, forests, marine life, to safaris in the Savannah. There is no shortage of places to visit in Kenya. With the only National Park in the capital city in the world, visiting the Nairobi National Park is one of a lifetime’s opportunities that you should not miss. One of the country’s main focus is on Ecotourism and Wildlife Conservatory, with no less than 50 national preserves and parks. In Kenya’s coastline, tourists can be treated to remarkable coral reefs, beaches, crystal clear waters, diving, and snorkeling. For wildlife, the best time visit would be between mid-June to October.Learn more : http://wildark.com/study-the-wild/

 

 

  1. Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers a lot to its tourists as a tropical gateway with its national parks, lush rainforests, and natural reserves. Eco-friendliness is the major focus, and the well-established tourism infrastructure makes Costa Rica naturally beautiful with stunning biodiversity that you should see. The most expensive and popular time to visit the country would be from December to April during the dry season.

 

Wild Ark Background

The founders of the Wild Ark are Mark and Sophie Hutchinson. The Hutchinson’s and their team’s goal is to educate travelers on the wilderness and securing the earth for future generations. The vision of Wild Ark is to protect the world’s wild places.Learn more : http://wildarkonline.com/

 

 

 

 

Hussain Sajwani’s Contribution to the Dubai Real Estate Industry

The Dubai real estate platform began changing in 2002 after the government finally passed a bill allowing internationals to own property in the region. This led to a sudden boost in demand for property.

Hussain Sajwani was there to ensure that the demand is met with nothing but quality. After founding DAMAC Properties, he went forth to venture into residential real estate niche and come up with impressive living quarters that have now become synonymous with the high luxury Dubai landscape.

Even though his biggest deal might be the 2013 venture with Donal Trump to create golf courses in Dubai, his success began with his very first real estate investment in the region. DAMAC Properties first turned a piece of land in an underdeveloped part of the town into an impressive 38 floor apartment building that was sold out six months before construction work began.

His impressive marketing skills and the sheer dedication to high class and luxury features has made. Read more: Hussain Sajwani | Newksira

DAMAC Properties a darling to many high end investments worldwide. Even though the biggest footprint is in Dubai, DAMAC has been part of many international ventures.

His golf course venture with Donald Trump is among one of his very best and highly popularized business ventures. DAMAC Properties wasn’t really signing the construction contract knowing that Mr Trump will be the next president of the United States. Mr Sajwani’s excellent leadership and dedication to delivering high quality building services attracted the attention of the American business mogul hence leading to the partnership.

The Trump International Course Dubai is a high luxury venture that puts DAMAC Properties construction skills on a very impressive international portfolio.

Philanthropy is at the very center of DAMAC Properties heart. Hussain Sajwani acknowledges the plight of the less privileged, especially the children in our society. A AED 2 million donation from the company goes to helping The Ramadan initiative, a campaign gearing towards clothing up to one million children from different parts of the globe.

Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dubai-billionaire-hussein-sajwani-ready-do-more-deals-trumps-n695566

Crispin Porter + Bogusky Global CEO, Lori Sencal To Leave Position

Lori Senecal became the global chief executive officer of the advertising firm of Crispin Porter + Bogusky in early 2015. This was a new a job position for the company, which sought to snatch up more international clients for its marketing and branding services. Before she was appointed the global chief executive officer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky Lori Senecal held the post of the president and chief executive officer at another advertising agency called MDC Partners Network. While serving in her capacity as global CEO at Crispin Porter + Bogusky Senecal continued to hold her CEO role at MDC.

Crispin Porter + Bogusky are now announcing that Lori Senecal will be stepping down from her role as global CEO at the firm once 2017 ends. One of the co-founders of CP + Bogusky, Chuck Porter praised Senecal’s contributions to the firm. He said that Lori Senecal was instrumental to guiding CP+ B to becoming a major international player in adverting and marketing. Chuck Porter also said that Senecal helped make the firm more entrepreneurial as well as flexible when dealing with multinational clients.

One of the big contributions of Lori Senecal to Crispin Porter + Bogusky was her being able to convince American Airlines to join the company as a client for marketing and advertising. American Airlines had previously worked with TM Advertising for over 25 years, before Senecal snatched up this mega client for CP +B.

With the departure of Lori Senecal set to come at the end of the year, Chuck Porter of CP + B says that preparations are already being made to develop leadership that will replace Lori Senecal as global CEO. Mrs. Senecal is being involved with the training process and is passing on knowledge to employees at Crispin Porter + Bogusky who are expected to fill her role once she leaves. One of the people that could replace Senecal is Danielle Aldrich who has recently been promoted and has worked alongside of Lori Senecal.

Lori Senecal is a veteran of the marketing and advertising industry. She has previously worked as a global executive at another firm called KBS, which she helped to co-found. Senecal is well known in the advertising industry for serving multinationals such as Coco-Cola, Boar’s Head, BMW, Vanguard and many others.

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Shortcomings Of The King Of Investing

According to this article commentated by Tim Armour on CNBC, Warren Buffet recently wagered that he can achieve better investment returns by investing in an S&P 500 passive index fund. Buffet realizes that there are many expensive funds that short change investors, and his method for bottom-up investing has proved to be consistently successful.

Timothy Armour believes that while it is true that consumers should be cautious of product labels, the risks and costs associated with passive index investment costs are underestimated (and in some cases unknown) to investors. He also believes that the notion of passive funds being a save path to retirement should be taken with much speculation, as they provide no cushion in down markets.

Though Tim Armour admits on CNBC that the average actively managed fund has not done as well in the long run, there are exceptions which he wishes to note. For example, someone who would have invested ten-thousand dollars in the best five active funds from American Funds could boast better returns than someone who invested that same money into their first S&P 500 index fund 40 years ago.

Tim Armour is a Chairman and CEO of Capital group who has had 34 years of experience investing with Capital. Early in his career, Tim worked as an Equity Investment Analyst at Capital, covering global telecommunications and U.S. service companies. Tim has received his Bachelor’s in Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

On July 28, 2015, Tim Armour was named elected as a chairman to the board of Capital Group. He has said that he along with other senior members of the board will continue to implement Capital’s business strategies in the wake of the passing of former chairman Jim Rothenberg.

Bruce Levenson, Managing Partner of Atlanta Hawks and a Highly Successful Businessman

Mr. Bruce Levenson is a famous philanthropist and a distinguished businessman. He is the former team owner of NBA. Mr. Levenson is also the partner at United Communications Group. Mr. Bruce Levenson is highly educated and has got a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. He began his career in journalism at the Washington Star. He has got a charismatic personality and has a vast experience in handling the business.

He was the co-founder of the United Communication Group. Mr. Levenson is a partner of Atlanta Hawks LLC. He is also a board member of Tech Target and also an advisor for BIA Digital Partners. brucelevenson.com

A lawsuit has been filed against a New Hampshire Insurance company for contract violation. It was filed by Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. The lawsuit did not possess the ownership of the Hawks group headed by Tony Ressler who is the owner.

The ownership of Atlanta Hawks group has taken a decision to make the sale of the team final with the help of Antony Ressler. Ressler’s group will purchase the Hawks from Bruce Levenson for 850 million dollars. The owners of NBA have to endorse the sale of the team.

It was Ressler’s desire to purchase Los Angeles Clippers some time ago. Mr. Levenson mentioned on PR News that he would sell his share of the team in the month of September. The Hawks have managed to win 60 games and are on the top.

The Hawks have engaged Inner Circle Sports to take care of the process of sales. The groups that were interested had various meetings in Atlanta after the bids were made on Feb. 24th. It was in September that Mr. Levenson wanted to sell his stake as a part of the controversy (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11493472/jason-whitlock-bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks) that existed in the franchise.

How Securus Technologies Helped Trip Up a Fugitive

Our task force has been on the hunt for a fugitive for many months. Even the local bounty hunters were on the case, utilizing informants to try and zero in on this suspects location, but to no avail. My team and I were close a number of times to arresting this suspect, but he either caught wind of our pursuit or he was just too lucky. It was becoming frustrating to try and get our hands on the suspect.

 

One of the things that my team specializes in is using the latest technologies to help make our job easier. If the suspect were dumb enough to use a credit card or any of his alias identifications, we could have a team there in minutes to scoop him up. This suspect was too smart to be tripped up easily, so we really had our hands full.

 

On my last trip to the local jail, the supervisor introduced me to the team at Securus Technologies, who were on site installing a new inmate communications system. The system was responsible for making it more difficult for the inmates to get contraband into the jail, and was instrumental in helping officials to bring some top level gang members to justice.

 

I was introduced to the program, and took advantage of a few of the features in my quest to apprehend my suspect. Although I knew he was getting inside help to be able to slip in and out our sights, I found the program gave me the ability to zero in on his location one day when he least suspected.

 

Once I got the covert alert feature working, it lead me right to his location where we gladly placed him under arrest and he is currently awaiting his trial, thanks in part to the covert alert feature of this incredible technology.

 

Sawyer Howitt Raquetball Fast Riser

Sawyer Howitt is quickly making a name for himself in the racquetball world. Based in Portland, Oregon, Howitt is a superb competitor. He represents the Racquet Club in Portland well. Howitt played on the high school level for Lincoln High. He hits primarily with his left hand and specializes in singles. He is also moving into the doubles game where he is also ultra competitive.

Sawyer Howitt competed for boys singles on the #6 Red and #6 Gold in high school. He advanced to the Oregon State High School Championships during his high school career.

His father, David Howitt, is the founder and CEO of the Meriwether group. Howitt works with his dad in business and finance operations with the firm. He also represents the community by mentoring young students. Howitt does not appear to waste much of his day. His time is devoted to racquetball, helping others and business.

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The Racquet Club is located in the West Hills of Portland. The club could potentially have found one of the greatest players in history with the younger Howitt. In existence since 1945, the Racquet Club has seen a good share of top notch tennis and racquetball players. Howitt may eclipse many of those with his dynamic skills and potential. It’s quite possible Howitt is a potential Olympian in the sport. Many racquetball analysts are quick to point to Howitt as someone to keep an eye on.

Howitt is also considered to be a brilliant entrepreneur much like his dad. His hard work ethic in business and sports have enabled him to be quite successful at both.

Related:  https://medium.com/@sawyerhowitt

The Very Best of Betsy DeVos: Philanthropist and Education Advocate

When it comes to education, no one is more committed than Mrs. Besty DeVos. Her devotion to creating more options for low and middle-class families that wish to send their children to school is a huge testament to her beliefs. Mrs. DeVos and her husband Dick strive to provide for the children without the funds to attend school, and Betsy herself chairs the American Federation for Children. The AFC is the flagship for giving children a choice in their education, enabling kids formerly without options to attend school. A testament to the success of the Federation has been in Florida, where over 50, 000 students now attend the school of their choosing. Other states that have utilized the values of AFC are Indiana and Louisiana, where students are being given more options than ever before. Furthering education around America is an important goal of Mrs. DeVos, who continues to use her influence to provide children and their families with the power of choice.

Visit: http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/

Through her work with the Potter’s House Christian School, a charter school for low-income households, she recognized that there needs to be more choice for families who simply do not have the means to afford conventional schooling. I agree; education, in particular for the low and middle-class families, serves as a doorway from which new ideas begin to form. These thoughts then turn into action plans, and those plans are used to make America a greater country than it was. It’s all in the hands of young people, and children who experience poverty or near poverty, who have grown up in those circumstances, know better than anyone how to fix it. Betsy Devos’ work ensures that kids with that experience can pursue an education to fix the issues of today and make for a better tomorrow. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.

  1. Devos has 35 years of political experience under her belt and focuses on improving American education and reforming the system already in place. Her heart lies with children who do not have access to decent schools or cannot attend the school of their choice. She has founded the American Foundation for Children and the West Michigan Aviation Academy with her husband, Dick. She also holds a regular seat on the Foundation for Excellence in Education and volunteers with Kids Hope, where she serves as a mentor to low income and kids from impoverished communities. In a world where education is the key to a successful future, Betsy DeVos is a fighter, reformer, and a beacon for everything that the American Education System should be, but is not. I can only hope that she continues her work for a more educated America and a better tomorrow.

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. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://hk.linkedin.com/in/eswaranvijay

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.

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