How Securus Used Free Calls & a Wireless Containment System to Help

Securus Technologies is one of the largest inmate communications companies in the United States. It has been a big player in the industry and has been guiding it towards the future of communication for some time. Not only does Securus Technologies represent the future of the industry, but it has also been doing its best to present a positive face. Of course, most people know that making sure that inmates can communicate with those on the outside helps them rehabilitate, but every now and then the public has to be reminded of the beauty of communication.

 

One moment that Securus was able to show the beauty of communication was in Louisiana. Everyone, including myself, remembers how the state was hit with floods that caused so much damage to the people living in the state. Many people lost homes and all of their possessions. I am not sure how I would have felt if that was me, but I did feel sorry for the people going through these problems. It seems that the good people behind Securus understood this pain and wanted to do something to help people in that state by offering free calls to inmates within state prisons.

 

Many of the people in the state were afraid that their loved ones were hurt during the floods. Securus wanted to do its part to make some of those people feel better and they were successful. This move was something that the public paid attention to and appreciated, especially those in Louisiana. I know that I was very impressed by what the company did. Securus, like any other company, relies on profits, but they proved that there are times when even profits need to be overlooked.

 

The inmate communications company has also been doing what it can to help protect communities by cracking down on contraband cellphones. Yes, I was surprised to learn that inmates actually smuggle in cellphones into prisons to make illegal calls. These calls are not monitored and have led to real damage. Some of these calls have gone to hire hit men or hit women to kill people. This is a horrible act that needs to stop, and Securus is doing its part by introducing its wireless containment system. It should be noted that the company is not doing this alone since ex-correctional officer Robert Johnson decided to join them them with this goal.

 

Johnson wants to stop this kind of crime because he knows how dangerous it can be because he was a victim of it himself. The man still carries the wounds of six bullets that he took after a hit man broke into his home and tried to kill him. It is easy to see that Securus wants to help in every way that it can through some of the actions it has taken. Hopefully, it is able to do all the things it is aspiring to do.

 

These Are the Top Industries to Invest In This Year, As Revealed By Award-Winning Investor Paul Mampilly

Now is the time to invest in various technologies that will become popular. The world is seeing technological advances that will supersede and surpass the technological advances of the past few decades. Expert investor Paul Mampilly explains what some of those industries are.

One is the food delivery industry. Mind you, this does not refer to pizza delivery companies. Instead, it refers to health food companies. There is a trend towards healthy eating that is gaining steam, especially among young people, known as millennials. However, finding healthy food is sometimes hard, which is where these companies step in. People who do not eat healthy foods often are not doing so because it is not convenient. Once they realize that the healthy foods can be delivered to their door, they will realize that it is indeed something that they can do. That is why more and more people are starting to use services, and it is why you should invest in them.

Precision medicine is another industry you should invest in. Precision medicine uses genetic testing to help doctors provide personalized treatment to individuals. This is gaining steam as well, and it is being implemented all across the country. As it becomes more popular, everyone will want access to medical treatment that is personalized specifically for them. By using someone’s DNA information, they can eliminate treatments that may not be as effective. This will cause a revolution in the medical industry. Paul Mampilly believes that now is not the time to invest in major drug companies and that you should instead invest in precision medicine opportunities. He also warns that when Amazon gets into the prescription drug industry, the price of your stocks in the pharmaceutical industry will drop, because chaos will set in.

Other industries Paul believes will be profitable include 3D printing, virtual reality, electric cars, and microchip technology. By following the solid advice of Paul Mampilly, you will avoid the risk of losing money.

Paul Mampilly helped Kinetics Asset Management become ranked as the best hedge fund in the world when he headed it. However, he got tired of Wall Street and decided to start helping “the little guy” make money. That is why he started his Profits Unlimited newsletter, which provides sound investing advice to over 90,000 people.

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EOS review of the newest product, crystal clear lip balm

EOS has always been ahead of their time, standing out from all the other lip balm brands on the shelf. They have recently released a new product on the market that has people going bonkers for it. Crystal clear and oh-so delicious! It is completely see through like a beautiful diamond. They ditched the traditional EOS shape for something a little more modern, a triangle. If you were an admirer of EOS before but could not use it because it contained animal by-products (wax), then you are in for a treat, refer also to imabeautygeek.com. This new and simply gorgeous product is vegan, thus having no animal products in it. Instead they pump it full of five essential oils to smooth away even the most chapped lips. They are castor oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and shea butter. If that is not enticing enough, they made these little gems in two new flavors, Hibiscus Peach and Vanilla Orchid. They are true to the brand and are all organic.

Marketed towards the millennial generation, Evolution of Smooth has been a huge hit in the nine years they have been around. They have thriving social media channels with millions of followers including celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, and Kim Kardashian. EOS has also partnered up with big brands like Disney, Keds, and even Rachael Roy, the fashion designer.

It all started when three entrepreneurs sat down together to create a product that would shake up the beauty isle. They designed Evolution of Smooth with women in mind, instead of making it look like all the other brands. They tend to look clinical and did not create the desire to use them. EOS went with completely different shape, color, plenty of mouth-watering flavors, and made them all organic. It was an instant hit, shop here at amazon.com!

Related Info: http://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/eos-updated-its-classic-lip-balm-photos-w496434.

 

An Analysis Of Bradesco’s Staff Reveals That The Bank Has A Low Turnover Rate

Banco Bradesco SA is arguably the leading financial institution in Brazil regarding retention of employees. Lazaro de Mello Brandao, who was the chairman of the board of directors of Bradesco until October 11, 2017, was an employee of Bradesco since the bank was established—in 1943. His successor, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, who is also the CEO of the bank, has worked at Bradesco for over 48 years.

A look at professionals thought to be in line to succeed Luiz Carlos Trabuco when he resigns as CEO soon reveals the same trend: Bradesco has a low turnover rate. Josué Augusto Pancini, 57, is in charge of Bradesco’s branch network, and the bank hired him in 1975. Alexandre da Silva Gluher, also 57, joined Bradesco a year after Pancini, and he is the go-to professional in matters risk analysis. André Rodrigues Cano, 59, is also thought a likely successor to Trabuco. Cano is the head of Bradesco’s human resources department. Although Bradesco appointed him to the position recently, he has been at the bank for over 40 years. Octavio de Lazaro is the president of Bradesco Seguros; an insurance subsidiary of Bradesco which Trabuco was the president before his appointment as the overall CEO of the bank in 2009. Lazaro joined the bank in 1978. Domingos Figueiredo Abreu became part of the Bradesco fraternity in 1981, and he is currently in charge of the bank’s treasury and lending departments. Marcelo de Araujo Noronha and Mauricio Machado de Minas were absorbed by Bradesco in 2003 and 2009 respectively. Noronha is a charge of Bradesco BBI while de Minas oversees the bank’s IT department.

Read more: http://www.valor.com.br/financas/5153264/bradesco-novo-presidente-saira-do-corpo-executivo-afirma-trabuco

But while Brandao served at Bradesco for over 74 years, and resigned as a high ranking staff, he was a mere clerk when he joined the bank. Also, he had not completed his fundamental studies, but that did not stop him from ascending the corporate ladder. When Amado Aguiar, the founder of Bradesco stepped down as president in 1981, Brandao was appointed as his successor according to globo.com. Brandao’s appointment came as a surprise to many as he was considered an underdog in the succession contest. Ten years later, Brandao was appointed the chairman of the bank, and for eight years, he was the chairman and the CEO of Bradesco. Marcio Cypriano relieved him of the presidency role in 1999, leaving him to concentrate fully on being the chairman of the bank.

During a press conference called in to cover Brandao’s resignation, the 91-year-old stated that he was proud of his career at the bank. Of course, his stay at the bank had been characterized by ups and downs. Case in point is the dethronement of Bradesco by Itaú Unibanco in 2009. Prior to 2009, Bradesco was the largest private bank. But in 2015, Bradesco almost regained its position as the leading private bank when it purchased the HSBC Holdings Plc.’s retail unit in Brazil for a whopping $5.2 billion. Brandao resignation was welcomed by his family and the entire bank as he had served Bradesco diligently.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco seems to be following in Brandao’s footsteps. Just like Brandao, he joined Bradesco as a clerk, and he is now holding both the positions that Brandao held between 1991 and 1999 according to brasil247.com. However, unlike Brandao, Trabuco is open to the idea of enriching Bradesco’s talent pool by bringing in leaders from other institutions. Also, Trabuco, unlike Amado Aguiar, was a proponent of segmentation. In fact, Bradesco has successfully implemented segmentation: preferential treatment of higher income clients. And unlike other banking executives of his time, Trabuco is not an economist, an accountant, or an engineer but he studied philosophy at Sao Paulo State University.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2017/10/1926043-lazaro-brandao-sera-substituido-por-trabuco-no-conselho-do-bradesco.shtml

Dr. David Samadi Practices A Number Of Breathing Techniques

Dr. David B Samadi currently holds the prestigious position as the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Samadi was born in Iran but was forced to move at a young age due to a war in his country. Since he was a child, Samadi knew that Dr. Samadi wanted to help others.He needed to further his education to do so.

After leaving his country, he finished high school in Roslyn, New York. From there, he was awarded a full ride scholarship to Stony Brook University where he earned his degree in biochemistry. After that, he worked his way up in the workforce and eventually earned the status as the highest paid doctor in all of New York City. He is a celebrity doctor and has appeared on television broadcasts such as Fox & Friends. Dr. Samadi is a very hard working individual. His official job is to diagnose and treat prostate cancer. While treatments have been successful for some time now, he has since come up with a better way of going about surgery. He developed a system called the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique.

What this is, is a robot assisted prostate surgery technique. Sometimes prostate surgery results in a handful of side effects. The reason being, traditional surgery damages the nerves surrounding the prostate. Dr. Samadi’s robot surgery however, is much more precise and allows patients to avoid unnecessary side effects. As a result of such findings, nine out of ten of his patients are cancer free today. Dr. Samadi does a lot of work each and every day. He gets to work at 6 AM every morning and immediately begins. He keeps a very routine schedule that allows him to stay in the groove. Although he loves his job and enjoys helping others, he sometimes finds himself stressed.

To deal with this, Samadi practices a number of breathing techniques that allow him to decompress. After which he feels better and can continue on with his busy day. Samadi surrounds himself with people similar to himself. Being around hardworking, dedicated people like himself, he is able to learn and grow as a person. Samadi has a vivid photographic memory which allows him to perform so well in his job. Surgery is much easier for him after he studies a drawing or diagram. Samadi is one of the most prolific urologists in the entire country.

Read More: twitter.com/drdavidsamadi

What the Frontera Fund Means for Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey

As journalists, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey spent a lot of time learning about the things that were going on in the world around them. They were not only journalists but they were also activists. They knew what they wanted and they worked hard to make sure they were getting it in every situation so they would be able to actually provide the help that other people needed.

Despite just being in a position where they could talk about things and expose issues in the community, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were able to actually make a lot of things better for people.

The men saw a lot of issues, especially in their hometown. Since they lived in a border city, they were close to the things that were going on in the world of immigration. They also knew there would be issues that could come from what they were doing because of exposing other people.

They didn’t want to cause problems but they also didn’t want others to realize they were going to work to continue exposing the issues that were at hand. For Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, this meant they had to try and make things better. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

The men exposed the sheriff in their hometown. The sheriff had seen a lot of issues and had not always handled them in the best way possible. In fact, he had a lot of corruption and that’s part of what made him one of the worst sheriffs the city had ever seen. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey knew this and talked about it.

The sheriff did not agree with them and thought they were just trying to throw them under the bus. He had them arrested on bogus charges and they had to go through the whole process of fighting it in court.

Since the men hadn’t done anything wrong and the sheriff had actually violated one of their constitutional rights. He had taken away their freedom of the press and that’s what made them able to fight the issues that were going on. He knew what he had done and had to pay up as a result.

The men were awarded over three million dollars for the issues that had come as a result of the charges the sheriff tried to put on them. They walked away with the money and started the Frontera Fund with it to help others.

Susan McGalla: A Worldly Woman

Statistics show that businesses that employ a fairly equal amount of men and women are 15% more successful than other companies in their field. Likewise, companies that hire employees of varying ethnicities outperform their competitors by 35%.

Why is this so? The common belief is that companies that are open to hiring many different types of people are also open to new ideas. Those ideas often lead to innovative ventures which earn the company success.

Susan McGalla, one of Pittsburgh’s finest executive consultants, is the former chief executive of Wet Seal and former president of American Eagle. She was born and raised in Liverpool, Ohio to a football coach dad. In her early years, McGalla graduated from Mount Union College with a degree in business and marketing. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for her alma mater.

Although many women have struggled to reach high positions in their companies, Susan McGalla prevailed. She is one of the few women who have succeeded in the corporate world, a male-dominated industry. Susan McGalla knows what it’s like to start at the bottom of the corporate ladder and have to work your way up. She is no stranger to hard work and believes that every employee, no matter his gender or ethnicity – can rise to the top if he just works hard enough.

McGalla was raised in a family of boys and learned quickly that she would have to work for everything that she wanted. In her mind, the word “woman” did not mean “weaker sex.” She has proven that she is just as competent as her male counterparts by having taken many leadership positions. McGalla is proof that it is not who you know but what you know and who you are that makes the difference when climbing the corporate ladder.

CLASSDOJO MAKING EDUCATION BETTER

About ClassDojo

This is one of the recent technologies that is being used in the education sector by different people. It is a classroom communication app that makes it convenient for students, teachers, and parents to be able to share and communicate and get to know what is happening in school. Its headquarters is based in San Francisco, California in the United States of America. ClassDojo was founded back in 1st June 2011 by two individuals known as Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don who are both focused on making education better using technology.

The primary mission of ClassDojo is to make sure that it gives the students and their teachers the ability to create great classrooms. In addition to that, ClassDojo is an app that enables students to build socio-emotional skills as it also seeks to create an easy way for parents and teachers and the students themselves so they can share the occurrences during their day through the usage of videos, photos, and messages.

ClassDojo is one of the most common apps used, and also it is among the highly rated applications of all time as it is used by teachers, students, and parents in about 90% of the schools as they seem to love it. It is mostly used in the United States, and the rest of the countries internationally can find it and use it.

Finally, the great team behind this application consists of designers, engineers, and educators who both come from different countries with excellent backgrounds in charter and public schools.

What makes ClassDojo a better app than other education technologies?

  1. It can solve actual problems

Most products that are designed by experts to only make users happy without solving problems does not succeed in the education sector. When ClassDojo was being created, the founders decided to go to the field so that they could know what issues the teachers, parents, and students face so that the edtech company can create something that would solve student problems. This is where teachers could discuss matters of performance with parents without having to go to the conferences.

  1. ClassDojo has been tested and proven

Since there are so many products out there that teachers are unable to know which ones are the legit products, edtech has been able to carry out tests in different institutions, and with all that, not even one has failed.

  1. It has a plan for adoption and implementation

For most teachers, technology is not something everyone is conversant with. Therefore, there has to be a way in which the adoption and implementation of products should be done. Teachers need to be guided on how to use these technologies. Therefore, ClassDojo, in this case, has been seen to have helped them to adopt it as it comes with a guideline so that the users can have an easy time.

Advancements and Best Practices for IT Network Security

In a 2017 survey of IT professionals, network security continues to be the top issue of concern for CTOs, CIOs, and network administrators. Massive data breaches are now frequently reported in the media. These pose significant risks to any organization.

Security in the Cloud Improved Dramatically

When cloud service providers initially offered to manage data and applications for companies by encouraging them to use software-as-a-service offerings (SaaS) in the cloud, many were reluctant to embrace them. The fear of losing secure control over a company’s data, by allowing it to be managed off-site, was a big challenge for cloud-service providers to overcome.

Now, the opposite is true. For most organizations, transferring the data management operations and having their employees use SaaS in the cloud provides better security than the company could achieve by keeping those same functions in-house. Small-to-medium-sized firms simply do not have the resources or expertise needed to protect their data properly as well as a skilled cloud-service provider can do. The large IT security staff at a well-run cloud service provider, such as Onelogin, is much more effective than the IT security staff a single company can afford to support.

Managing Users Instead of Hardware and Software Applications

Onelogin recommends that a new strategy be adopted as part of the best practices for network security. An issue arises when a company’s employees use non-secure devices to conduct company business. The use of private email accounts, private servers, and mobile devices for work efforts are examples of risks that every company has unless policies are in place to prevent it.

The way to reduce this risk is to concentrate on the management of user identities across all services, while at the same time make it easy for authorized users to request what they need and want. This includes applications with features they desire, company-owned/managed hardware such as mobile devices, and assistance that always keeps the IT department in the loop.

Onelogin says that the best practices have shifted from focusing on the system access of a user-type to set access privileges, to now working more closely with the human resource departments to set access for a particular user based on that employee’s role in the company. This customization of access should be more targeted to eliminate unnecessary access. Access is also adjustable over time. It can be changed if a particular employee’s access needs, authority, and/or job responsibilities change.

OSI Group Maintains A High Level Of Excellence In Every Aspect Of The Company

OSI Group prides itself on being a thoroughly well-run organization from upper management all the way down to the workers in the factories. The company was given the Globe of Honor Award by the British Safety Council in 2016. The award focuses on organizations that show a high level of safety awareness throughout every aspect of their organization. OSI was then recognized for its intense concentration on the details of running basic business practices.

Everyone within the organization is held to the same standards. OSI has factories and offices operating internationally. There are business interests in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas and throughout Europe. Leaders at OSI Group understand that it is important that each and every facet of the organization is committed to the same level of excellence.

OSI Group opened its doors in the early 1900s. It was a family-owned organization. Otto Kolschowsky was a German immigrant who launched the business with his sons. As Otto settled into retirement in the 1950s, his sons took over the day-to-day operations. Otto Kolschowsky’s sons are credited with taking the business international. They developed a working relationship with Ray Kroc who was the CEO of the McDonald’s Organization at the time. McDonald’s was a fast growing restaurant chain and was looking to expand into the Illinois area.

Otto and Sons took on the contract with the McDonald’s Organization. Over time they would win exclusive rights to McDonald’s and see tremendous growth. They were able to develop factories that catered specifically to the needs of McDonald’s. These factories were equipped with meat patty cutting machines and cryogenic freezing chambers. Both concepts were revolutionary at the time. It changed the way meat manufacturing would be done around the world.

OSI Group eventually rose to number 58 on the Forbes largest privately owned company list. Its current client base include businesses such as Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s pizza and Pizza Hut. OSI provides a list of products including ground beef, hot dogs, sausage, burger patties and poultry.

Leaders at OSI Group continue to push for growth. They were able to acquire Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Chicago-based food manufacturer that had decided to close for business. The closure of Tyson Foods would have put nearly 500 people out of work. OSI Group was able to save these jobs by purchasing Tyson Foods and offering some of their employees opportunities with the OSI team.

For details: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Group