After an intense study, criminal justice technology company, Securus Technologies, is set to release a series of reports on corrupt practices by inmate communications provider Global Tel Link. I see this series as high time GTL was exposed for what it has done for many years. These intense and thorough articles are planned to be presented to the public over the course of six months. Securus CEO, Richard Smith says that he has been wanting to do this huge project for years. He has finally had enough of GTL’s growing corruption and finally decided to go for it to safeguard the integrity of the future industry.
Each article will take an in-depth look at a wrongdoing on the part of GTL. The first of these articles will examine and discuss its corrupt practices with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. In that instance, GTL overcharged by placing an additional 15 or 36 seconds on each call. These small numbers added up and in the end Louisiana taxpayers had to pay an additional $1, 243, 000. Although there are other types of corrupt practices mentioned in the articles, this kind of add-on billing practice is the most common. Smith has said that if this instance which occurred in 1998 had been GTL’s only instance of corruption, he would not be doing or saying anything. However, it has continued and it has gotten worse.
He states that their customers deserve better than this and that they deserve to be able to trust their provider. You can find the Louisiana report on the Securus website where you will be able to read every following report. And naturally, their website offers a full disclosure about Securus itself. Securus has a huge hand in the prison industry, helping 3,450 such agencies and 1,200,000 prisoners all over North America.
David Osio has steadily and firmly built his career to his current achievements. He presently serves as a CEO of Davis Financial Group, a company he founded about 20 years ago. His journey to the top has been anything but that of a determined person out to put a dent on the global financial industry.
Osio’s career started taking shape in 1981 upon graduating from Catholic University of Andres Bello (CUAB) with specialized studies in Advanced Management. He came out with a Bachelor’s degree in Banking Law from CUAB – arguably one of the leading universities in Latin America.
Upon graduating, Osio started out on a high gear as CEO and President of OPED Enterprise, a company that dealt in coffee export programs. He later joined LETCO COMMERCIAL COMPANIES as the Head of Marketing.
Osio had a stint in the legal field at MGO where he headed the corporate counsel department. As a Legal Advisor, he had an outstanding career leading to his appointment at Blanco Latino International in Miami. Here again, his high performance earned him a promotion whereby in less than two years, he was confirmed as the Vice President of Banking Commercial.
While at the summit of his career, in 1993, Osio decided it was time to make a mark in the corporate world under his own name. He launched into the market Davos Financial Group. This was among the first businesses of its time in Venezuela. In the same way he built his career up the ladder, Osio has gradually built Davos Financial Group, this time not vertically but spreading horizontally to its current near-global presence in strategic major cities including Panama, Miami, New York and Geneva.
Davos Financial Group is dedicated to providing financial advice to a niche clientele base. For Osio, it has been all about development of a proactive leadership, allowing him to rapidly accelerate the organization’s growth. The level of income generated in the short period that the company has been in existence has been enormous.
David Osio minds to balance profit interests of the company with corporate social responsibility. The company has remained in constant collaboration with non-profit organizations especially the ones with bias on support for the people in need in the area of art and culture within their communities. Internationally, Osio has been able to support Children’s Orthopedic Foundation. He has been a sponsor of the EPK events every year, to mention but just a few.
Kyle Bass is an Argentine by birth who has become controversial in recent years owing to his policy of undercutting high-profile financial powers for gain. Right now he’s got his sights set on China, and seems to believe that a recession will hit that country by the end of 2016. Bass believes the fallout of that recession will affect the United States, but not nearly so drastically as the 2008 recession experienced during the sub-prime lending crisis. According to Bass, there won’t be a “Lehman Brothers” moment with China. Still, he supports Hillary Clinton for office in this year’s election, which means he may be vying for a global economic perspective. Hillary Clinton’s aims tend toward facilitating globalist ideals and eroding national sovereignty. Bass is known to consort with well-known socialist despot Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. De Kirchner presides over Argentina currently, and she’s defaulted the country twice in only thirteen years. Is it possible Bass’ own economic ideals coincide with de Kirchner’s? Socialist ethic predicates a global revolution wherein a single body determines the economy of the world. In light of such a perspective, supporting Hillary and de Kirchner becomes a reconcilable political approach. Is it the right one? Well, that’s another question; but this may help explain why Bass has said and done some of the things he has.
For example, Bass runs CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. CAD is supposed to help the infirm by diminishing the cost of expensive medication such that it becomes affordable. Bass’s organization has been successful in doing this, but at the expense of devaluing stock from the pharmaceuticals in question. When the price drops, so does the stock; and Bass short-sells his holdings with the company. The end result? Bass makes millions, and the pharmaceutical groups are restrained from additional capital being expended toward things like research and development, slowing–or stopping–medical progress. If Bass had socialist ideals like de Kirchner, it would make sense that he would find no problem with undercutting economically successful powers. Doing so would weaken the countries they operate from, and so the economy of the countries in question, eventually leading to a global hegemony of sorts. So when Kyle Bass intimates China’s recession is nigh, his information is likely correct, but what needs to be questioned are his motives.
A company that has facilities to manage needs to find someone like IAP Worldwide to manage each building. There is a lot that can be done with a building when it is set up the right way, but every building needs to be given a chance to run the best way possible with help from someone who does this every day. IAP Worldwide does these things often, and they want to be sure that client has a building that actually operates in a way that works for them. There is no need to waste time, and there are a lot of resources that can be saved in this way.
Someone who hires IAP Worldwide should make sure that they are going to have a way of getting the building in shape. They cannot always be around, but they can trust IAP Worldwide to do the work for them. IAP Worldwide is going to send in people to run the building, and they are going to provide the assistance that is most needed for these situations. That means that everyone who is going to work the building is hired just to do this work. The people in the building care for it like it is their own, and the owner does not have to worry about it.
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There are many other small things that can be handled IAP Worldwide, and that frees up the owner to do what normally needs to be done just to manage their business. Someone who is trying to make changes to the way they manage their business can get IAP Worldwide to help, and then they will not have to do a thing. IAP Worldwide can also handle the technical services for these systems, and they will make it much simpler for people who are not sure what to do.
The idea is to make sure that all owners of property are able to protect their buildings and care for them. Someone who is hiring IAP Worldwide for help will feel much better because they do not need extra help. IAP Worldwide can actually do everything that needs to be done.
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Dog owners treat their dogs like their children – understandably! We need to take care of our fur babies and choosing the right dog food is tough with so many companies claiming to have the best there is. Beneful provides a variety of dog foods that are sure to leave your dog not only full and happy, but healthy, too! Beneful is a product of the Nestle PurinastorePetcare line.
Beneful Originals Dry Dog Food
With three flavor options to choose from, your adult dog is sure to love these classic blends! The number one ingredient in each package is real, farm-raised meat such as beef, chicken or salmon with a mixture of vegetables so you can rest assured that your dog is getting the nutrition he or she needs! This variety is an Amazon best seller.
Healthy Puppy Dry Dog Food
Healthy growth and development is important for your active pup, which is why Healthy Puppy is the perfect food option! Your puppy is sure to love the taste of the combination of real, farm-raised chicken, peas and carrots; meanwhile, DHA will be acting to help support healthy vision and brain development!
Incredibites Wet Dog Food
Ideal for small dogs, this canned dog food provides a flavorful blend of real meat (choices of chicken, beef or salmon), tomatoes, carrots and wild rice. Your adult pup will love the yummy taste while you can sit back and relax, knowing that your dog is getting a balanced and nutritious meal!
Chopped Blends Wet Food
This blend of wet dog food provides both delicious flavor and texture for your fur baby! Each flavor option has a blend of finely chopped, real meat and a variety of savory vegetables mixed with the perfect amount of sauce. Chopped Blends will keep your dog satisfied and running back for more!
Whatever your choice may be, Beneful dog food is sure to keep your growing pup healthy and satisfied with its real, nutritional ingredients, while giving you the peace of mind you need! See, https://www.beneful.com/products/wet-dog-food/.
Recently, CEO and businessman Andy Wirth of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, Ca, conducted an interview describing the effects of the current California drought upon businesses throughout California, namely the ski industry. The interview was hosted by the KCRW radio station and covered some extremely important developments in the business world regarding the California drought. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/andy-wirth-elected-chairman-reno-tahoe-regional-air-service-corporation and http://andywirth.com/
During this interview, Andy Wirth discussed concerns about the Squaw Valley Ski Resort’s ability to maintain its extremely large clientele base in extreme circumstances such as inclement weather.
Wirth also discussed previous years where the ski industry has had to endure extreme weather conditions and the way that these instances have shaped the way that the ski industry responds to drought situations now.
Andy Wirth ended the interview by giving a few substantial reasons for his hope in the continued success of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, as well as the continued success of the business and sporting companies located in California and other areas affected by the drought.
The radio host from KCRW began his interview by discussing the California drought and the general effect it was having on the economic system in and around the state. Andy Wirth agreed that the the drought was causing businesses to have to work harder to maintain their usual levels, but instead of being negative about this situation, Wirth discussed the importance of developing businesses through rough economic times.
Wirth believes that less than ideal conditions, such as the current California drought, can build executives into long term leaders and solidify their businesses in the economic world.
Andy Wirth stated that some of his most significant shaping as a business leader have come at a time when the economy was not ideal or when his company was experiencing a particularly difficult period. Wirth believes that the current economy will turn around and ultimately result in strengthened businesses and leaders.
During the interview, Wirth was also asked to discuss whether or not his business would suffer greatly due to the drought because of the specific industry he worked in.
Andy Wirth admitted that the Squaw Valley Ski resort faced significant difficulties in the day to day operations of a Ski Resort in the middle of a long lasting, state wide, drought. Wirth, however, quickly dispelled the idea that the ski resort business would suffer a loss because of the difficulties caused by the California state wide drought.
Wirth stated to the interviewer that Ski Valley Ski resort would continue to work hard to deliver quality service to its customers and that they would work as hard as possible to ensure that not a single visitor to the ski resort would experience a lacking resort experience because of this drought.
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Securus Technologies recently announced on PR Newswire the introduction of its most advanced, fully-integrated “Big Data” analytical tool in the US corrections market. The upgraded tool, THREADS 3.1, is major breakthrough in the technology as it is built around HTML 5 version allowing users to navigate the new structure just like using any other online tool. THREAD 3.1 will be mainly used by both public and private firms related to criminal justice and correctional markets.
According to the company, the new tool is built around web-based technologies that will help the application integrate with newer Internet application. Still, the developers ensured that the newer version encompasses all the useful features that current users are familiar with. As such, THREAD 3.1 offers an easy to navigate visual interface that is easier to understand. Kelly Solid, General Manager of Business Management for Securus Technologies confirmed that THREAD 3.1 enhances the system performance by eliminating unnecessary systems action and mitigating loads on search functions.
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Among the core features of the THREAD 3.1 is the upgraded technology that uses HTML 5 instead of the Silverlight technology. HTML 5 platform will also ensure that the application can integrate features from other HTML 5 platforms including the popular, Secure Call Platform. Besides, HTML 5 incorporates newer functions that will likely streamline the job for investigators analyzing complex features. As a result of the upgrade, the final product offers actionable intelligence and requires little training.
New features include the ability to listen to the SCP calls within the THREAD interface. In addition, context-sensitive reports, guided real-time analysis, customized mapping and printing are just few possible solutions that were absent in the previous versions. These modern features will enhance current capabilities of the software that already includes identifying and reporting on suspicious inmate calling patterns, associations, correlations, communication events and fraternization.
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Securus Technologies is a Dallas based company [see, http://www.bbb.org/dallas/business-reviews/government-contractors/securus-technologies-in-dallas-tx-41000098] that is recognized as an industry leader in providing software solutions to law enforcement and correctional facilities. The company is currently serving approximately 3,500 organizations related to public safety. The software and technology of Securus America helps law enforcement by offering emergency response services, information management, inmate self-service and data management. In fact, the software also helps 1,200,000 inmates across North America to improve their experience during captivity. The motto of the company is to make the world a safer place to live. Accordingly, THREAD 3.1 is another step in achieving the objective. Follow Securus on Linked In.
Richard Dwayne Blair is a financial investment advisor who co-established Wealth Solutions Inc., based in Bee cave, Texas. With 25 years of experience in the finance services industry, he is a registered member of Security Exchange Commission granting him the authority to be paid after providing advice regarding securities. Being a SEC certified investment advisor, he can also be to manage individuals and businesses portfolio or offer them financial planning services. Blair is also a Certified Financial Planner who took exams on estate planning, financial planning, taxes, retirement and insurance to achieve his certification status.
Richard was inspired by his wife, mother and grandmother who were teacher at the beginning of his career. Richard witnessed how they used education to boost the knowledge and confidence of their students and therefore combined that experience with his natural passion for finance to come with the idea of establishing of a firm that would manage people wealth, assets or retirements. He was employed in a financial institution in 1993, and after one year, co-founded his own private company, Wealth Solutions Inc.
Wealth Solutions is an integrated investment advisory focused on providing financial planning, wealth management and retirement planning.
The company is aware that a lot of people have created and accumulated a lot of wealth but they have no idea about how to preserve this fortune. At Wealth Solutions, they will be offered a variety of both traditional and alternative investment plans to help them achieve their long term investment goals.
In creating a comprehensive financial plan, Wealth Solutions will help clients determine their assets and liabilities, set their short and long term financial objectives as well as evaluate their existing financial position. Together, the client and the company will develop and implement a financial plan the meets mutually a beneficial goal.
Regarding the sophisticated retirement issues, Wealth Solutions will collaborate with clients to identify opportunities for building wealth by employing conservative plans including mutual funds, IRA investments and annuities. Retire planning is particularly Richard’s specialty. He will analyze his client’s incomes sources, manage his or her assets as well as determine his or her future expenses.
And as the financial markets continue to change, Wealth Solutions will similarly adapt its financial strategies and investment advisory to meets the needs of existing and potential clients.
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George Soros is widely known today for his expertise in investing and incredible success as a businessman. This success has left him with one of the most massive personal fortunes in the world. In fact, George Soros is now one of the thirty richest individuals in the world. While there is plenty of talk about George Soros in the mainstream media, very few people have actually taken the time to learn the story behind one of Soros’ most famous trades in his early career. ValueWalk just released a story on Soros’ famous trade.
The day that George Soros became an international investment phenomenon was September 17, 1992, which is referred to as “Black Wednesday.” The trade involved the position of Great Britain’s currency and George Soros’ ability to bet against its value. George Soros’ ability to foresee what would happen to the currency once it was floated on the exchange earned him billions of dollars along with a new title, “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England.” This all came about because once Britain floated the pound, it instantly fell about 25 percent against the U.S. Dollar. At that time, Soros’ Quantum Fund had an estimated $15 billion ready to bet that Great Britain’s currency would fall once it was floated on the exchange. Soros had literally bet it all on this currency trade and could have lost billions. The fund was entirely leveraged and engaged in widespread borrowing to make its position possible at exactly the right time. On the government’s end on www.georgesoros.com/, a failure to raise interest rates and plan for a potential currency rate drop cost the government of Great Britain an estimated £3.4 billion.
Based on the successful position of the Quantum Fund as the British Treasury almost tanked, the hedge fund grew instantly. Although the hedge fund was valued at around $15 billion before the famous trade, it was immediately worth an estimated $19 billion after. Several months after the trade, the fund grew to an impressive $22 billion. This was truly the starting point of how Soros grew his massive personal fortune. Given that the managers of the hedge fund were entitled to about 20 percent of the incredible growth, George Soros was able to earn his first billion literally overnight from this trade. Because Soros was able to replicate his wise investment strategies, his fortune has continued to grow. He is also widely consulted for his opinion on the state of international markets.
Soros is now known for his philanthropy just as much as his investment success. Through the Open Society Foundations on http://topics.wsj.com/person/S/george-soros/209, Soros works to promote free societies and accountable governments all around the world. Soros is also very involved in progressive causes and supporting liberal political campaigns through generous donations.
The type of nourishment given to pets goes a long way in determining their liveliness and ultimately, their health. This highlights the need for pet owners to feed their animals on nutritive and healthy pet food, which will guarantee their general wellbeing.Purinastore Beneful dog foods offer the perfect nutritional blend to pooches. This is enough reason for pet lovers to choose them. The following is a breakdown of some of the nutriments produced under the Beneful brand.
a) Beneful Brand Baked Delights
These are dog treats by Beneful, which are tenderly crafted before getting baked over an oven. This process gives the end product a delightful taste and texture. The product is often availed in flavors that are favored by the pets. These flavors include bacon, peanut butter, cheese and beef. It is also available in a range of textures. Owners can choose from tasty dog cookies or crunchy, airy crackers. The tasty nature of the food comes from the fact that it is made using whole grains, nutritional additives and omega-rich components. See, https://www.beneful.com/products/dog-treats/.
b) Alpo Meals
These feeds come in different varieties meant to benefit dogs at different stages of their lives. Wet Alpo meals are made using fresh ingredients such as lamb, gravy, beef, chicken and vegetables. These ingredients give the end product diverse flavors. There are also dry meals, which energize the pets and keep them lively throughout the day. Alpo meals have a high nutritional value.
c) Mighty Dog
This product has a special formula, which is specifically meant to meet the nutritional requirements of young dogs. It is enriched with a high level of proteins, which helps in providing the dogs with nutrients needed to keep them healthy and active. It has been made available on Wal-Mart in grounded, sliced and heartily chopped form, which makes it easier for dogs of different ages to feed on them.
d) Moist and Meaty
The product comes in an assortment of nutriments and treats. Owners who feed their pets on this product have the benefit of seeing their dogs grow healthier because the constituent used is mainly real meat. Its availability in different flavors has also made it a favorite among pet owners.