Securus Gives Inmates a Taste of Christmas

 In the modern world, the employed mostly wish that every work day was a holiday. Personally, I believe holidays are the best times to bond and have fun with family. I always love Christmas since it brings good things with it; the gifts, meeting relatives whom we haven’t been in touch and not forgetting the plenty fun I always have. Every time I think of holidays, I take a moment to think of those who are not in a position to celebrate such special events with the people they mostly care about due to circumstances such as imprisonment. Although many view prisoners as criminals, I still believe they are also human beings who also require some lovely time with their family members. Thanks to Securus Technology who shared the same sentiments and felt that detainee communication was crucial.

 

Who thought a time would come when a relative in prison would just be a call away? It’s a dream come true. Securus is an American company based in Dallas. It has been in operation since 1986. Personally, I firmly believe that since its implementation in the prison services, the technology has enhanced sound relations between the prisoners and their families. Securus Technologies has helped in the creation of good terms with the outside world. And now that Christmas is almost, who said prisoners should not have a taste of what will be happening this year?

 

Securus video visitation is among the few video technologies which have turned Christmas fancy for the prisoners. Imagine one is no longer required to plan for those tiring prison visits, just to let an inmate know that it is Christmas. On top of that, wardens will cease to have to get tired on such special day moving prisoners around and watching over crowds of visitors. The video visitation not only came to reduce tiredness; but also ensures safety for the visitors as well as both the inmates and the wardens.

 

The Securus Family Communication during Xmas enables video visitations between a detainee and his/her relatives or even their attorney. With the aid of this system, inmates are now in a position to hold a video chat with their children regardless of their geographical location. As long as both parties have access to the internet using a smartphone or computer, the connection is good to go. The system provides the inmates with an opportunity to share important event such as the long awaited Christmas. Such sessions are crucial to an inmate most importantly because they are left with the feeling that they are part of the family.

 

For Adam Goldenberg, Experience Is The Best Education

Adam Goldenberg has a long, extensive history with entrepreneurship and start-up companies. One look at him, though, and you wonder how somebody so young knows so much about starting and building companies. The answer is easy, he started young. Like, 15 years old young.

Young Entrepreneur
When Adam Goldenberg was 13 he started an online bulletin board service, two years later he turned it into an online gaming service, Gamer’s Alliance. It became so popular it was acquired by Intermix Media. Even though he was only 18 at the time, Adam was hired by Intermix and he eventually became the COO of the company. At 20, he was the youngest COO of a publicly held company.

Partnerships Are Formed
While Adam Goldenberg was at Intermix, the company acquired another business, Fitnessheaven.com. That company was started by Don Ressler and he and Adam soon became friends and co-workers. Together, the two of them developed Alena Media an e-commerce and advertising company. Alena generated millions of dollars and was the only profitable part of Intermix. In 2005, News Corp acquired Intermix but despite the profitability of Alena, the company was ignored.

Disappointed with the response of News Corp, the two left Intermix for bigger and better business opportunities.

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New Ideas, New Opportunities, New Companies
The young and aggressive entrepreneurs worked with former employees of Alena Media and together they launched Brand Ideas, which later became Intelligent Beauty. Through intelligent hiring, creative leadership, and a lot of dedication Intelligent Beauty launched Sensa and Dermstore. The two businesses were highly profitable. In 2008, their hard work was rewarded with $43 million of funding.

In 2010, Intelligent Beauty started JustFab, an online fashion subscription retail service. Based on the solid business model and the experience of Adam Goldenberg and Don, the company received $33 million from Matrix partners. The business was immediately successful and in April of 2012 they received their six millionth subscriber. This was followed by another $76 million of investment from Intelligent Beauty, Rho Ventures, Matrix Partners, and Crossover Ventures.

The company continued to expand to Europe and has over 3 million subscribers in Germany, France, Spain, and the UK. They started FabKids for children’s fashion and Fabletics for athletic wear. In September 2013, they opened their first storefront operation.

So with all this success, Adam says if he could give his younger self any advice it would be, “Ask more, tell less.”

Learn more about Adam Goldenberg on Vator.TV

Ricardo Tosto

The Second Panel of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) concluded today’s session (10) the judgment of the Ordinary Appeal in Habeas Corpus (RHC) 124313, presented by the lawyer and former counselor of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, investigated in the Santa Tereza operation for involvement in a money laundering crime.

In submitting a vote, Minister Gilmar Mendes accompanied the rapporteur of case, Minister Teori Zavascki, for the dismissal of the appeal on the grounds that, in order to analyze the defense’s argument that the money laundering offense would not have occurred, Reversal of facts and evidence, which is forbidden in the case of habeas corpus analysis. The decision was unanimous.

According to the complaint filed by the Federal Public Ministry, as a member of the BNDES ‘Board of Directors, Tosto would be a group responsible for the diversion of funds from the institution. The investigation found fraud in financing granted to the city of Praia Grande (SP) and to the Marisa store chain in 2007. According to the complaint, the alleged illicit advantage received by the then BNDES adviser (in the form of four checks) Would have been accounted for in the law firm of which it forms part as fees.

In the STF, his defense argued that there was no just cause for criminal action in relation to the money laundering crime for three reasons. He alleged that the crime of money laundering can not be committed by the same agent of the previous crime. He further stated that the payment of the law firm’s rent and the current account of the law firm would not have the potential to conceal the resources. Finally, he argued that the amounts claimed by the prosecution as the subject of the laundering crime were, in fact, duly accounted for as a result of legal services and advice to Probus Investimentos, and Marcos Vieira Montovani, his legal representative, Of 10 years.

In his vote, Minister Gilmar Mendes pointed out that the autonomy of the money-laundering crime, although perpetrated by the same agent of the previous crime, is affirmed by the STF jurisprudence, as was decided in Penal Action (AP) 470. The minister Pointed out that legal services, especially advisory services, tend to be immaterial and, therefore, difficult to prove. But in the case in question, the accusation seems to be supported by sufficient elements to bring the criminal action, according to Minister Gilmar Mendes.

The Fight for Human Rights

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist who remains at the forefront of sensitive issues around the world. He has come to the aid of independent thinkers in many countries. His controversial style has brought attention to issues that had gone unnoticed by mainstream media publications and local governments.

Thor believes in the freedom of expression and has opposed totalitarian authorities that look too muffle the voice of small groups. He is the President of the Human Rights Foundation. The Human Rights Foundation is dedicated to upholding civil liberties and protecting the common voice.

Thor Halvorssen comes from a family of leaders and champions of freedom. His father was a top drug enforcement agent with the government of Venezuela. Thor’s father was investigating corruption between the Venezuelan government and the local drug cartel.

He was arrested and jailed on mysterious charges. He spent 74 days in prison and received horrific treatment. Thor was attending the University of Pennsylvania at the time. He left school to campaign for his father’s release. Thor received support from Amnesty International. The organization formed protest along with other groups that eventually lead to a decision. Thor’s father was finally found innocent of all charges.

Thor Halvorssen’s mother was shot while participating in a peaceful protest in 2004. Hilda Mendoza Denham was among 12 people gunned down by government authorities. The incident was captured on live television as the security officers fired into the crowd. The gunmen were eventually arrested. However, they would only serve six months of a three-year sentence.

According to Forbes, Thor Halvorssen has a passion for the circumstances of those who suffer under the rule of dictatorships. He has been featured on many notable publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, BBC News, Fox News, and The O’Reilly Factor.

The Human Rights Foundation has risen to an international level in terms of influence. The organization is dedicated to liberating political prisoners in oppressive situations. To this date HRF is responsible for the release of 7 prisoners around the world. Thor championed the cause of Lui Xiaobo, a Chinese activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Xiaobo sat in prison as he learned of the honor. His wife was placed on house arrest in order to keep her from attending the ceremony. Xiaobo is the only imprisoned recipient of the Nobel Prize.

Reporters from the Associated Press were forced to sneak past guards to conduct an interview with the wife of Liu Xiaobo. Thor Halvorssen participated in telling her story and providing an accurate picture of what life is like under current Chinese rule.

Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1812816/

Equities First Growth in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most interesting countries in the world today. There are a lot of people who are amazed by the culture and the people living within the country. If you want to invest for your future in this area, Equities First is a great company to work with. This is a company that specializes in providing financing for people who have a high net worth.

Over the past couple of years, they have done a lot to expand their business reach in this area. If you are someone who is thinking about investing for your future, they are a great team to work with. Not only will they help you with your money, but they can provide capital for whatever needs that you have in life.

Equities First

When the company was started, Equities First wanted to work with individuals with a high net worth or in business. There are a lot of people who need financial help, but few companies concentrate on people who already have a high net worth. For a lot of people who own their own company, their net worth is high but they do not have a lot of cash on hand. This means that when an emergency comes up, they have trouble with paying cash to resolve it.

Anyone who has ever been in this situation knows how frustrating it can be. If you want to invest for your future, this is a great company to work with in South Africa. They have a culture of caring for their customers, and they will help you in a variety of ways. Instead of worrying about the future, working with Equities First is the way to go.

South Africa

In the past couple of years, the economy of South Africa has started to turn around. There are a lot of people there who are excited about the future. There is currently a huge economic gap between the people of the country. In addition, racial tensions in the country are at an all-time high. This is one of the reasons why Equities First is so excited about working in this country. They truly believe that they can positively impact the country in the future. If you want to invest in a country that is growing, Equities First is the way to go. They help a variety of people with their finances.

Kenneth Goodgame-A highly motivated marketing expert

Kenneth Goodgame is a highly established and an esteemed individual in the field of marketing, sales, retails and mechanizing. His highly persuasive techniques make him unique and one of the best in the market. He specializes in creating billion-dollar OEM brilliance by combining advanced merchandising and marketing skills.

He is also an accomplished streamlined financial oversight specialist and smart business strategist. Kenneth Goodgame works on improving profitability and performance by delivering a balance of good corporate alignment, engagement of employees and ensuring high-quality assurance system, these are some of the key facts that he implements successfully leading him to great success.

Kenneth Goodgame also commits and works very hard to promote his ability of growth with strong leadership traits, high-quality improvements, cost analysis, collected negotiations and high productivity augmentations. He has the profound ability to navigate market shifts and avoids mainstream costly mistakes that others frequently tend to miss.

His ambition and goal are to always achieve brilliance using his own unique methodology to accomplish success in the corporate world. He is an inspiration to many around the world interested in marketing but lack motivation; he also sets high standard examples to people who are seeking to attain flexibility in their jobs. He holds a degree in bachelor of sciences in marketing from the University of Tennessee.

He is currently actively working as a senior vice president and chief merchandising officer at True Value Hardware Corporation located in Illinois, Chicago. He joined this company in the year 2013 and is working there up to this date. In his active tenure in the company, he has been successful in accomplishing many milestones and increasing profitability for the company.

According to Crunchbase, Kenneth Goodgame was able to deliver a long-term growth and success by allowing cross-functional groups to implement a five-year inclusive strategic plan. He was able to rebuild a whole new entire merchandising team and also reworked the talent acquisition program allowing the new potential to come in and contribute to the company with their expertise.

Goodgame brought it a newly energetic team culture with high market-related product expertise. These steps improved the savings from 2% to a high figure of more than 10% per annum. He was also the one behind creating a “New at True Value” 4 SLU programs that were initially supported by around 2800 stores, this led the company to launch of the most successful program launch as indicated by the amount of store participation.

Kenneth also launched the 250 SKU EDL program to all the retailers, that allowed them lowering retails on the most price sensitive SKUs, in 2015 due to his efforts at full year test markets, the company’s basket ring increased by over 9% also majorly enlightening retail price perception

Recent Article on Sweetgreen

Every student of Georgetown is familiar with Sweetgreen. They know about the company’s name when it comes to a fast lunch between classes, a great snack for after working out, or as a main spot in D.C.

 

While being a student at Georgetown, Sweetgreen’s founders, Nathaniel Ru, Nicoloas Jammet, and Jonathon Neman, saw how there were limited options for affordable and healthy food in Georgetown. They bond came from their love of food, wanting to solve a problem in their lives, and desiring to create something

 

A little while later, they came together to create their vision and a business plan. They hardly had the experience at that time. They also didn’t know what to do to build a business especially in the food industry, even though they have parents who are successful entrepreneurs.

 

As a result, they sought out information through their business classes, Georgetown faculty, architects, and restaurants owners. This all happen throughout their senior year. Afterwards, they opened their original location on M street that only had 500 square feet. These founders also had limited resources. Through it all they have learned and reflected on their values, and they launched the “Sweetgreen in Schools” in 2010 which sought to educate children concerning healthy living through physical activities and nutrition.

 

They are also evolving into a growing music festival that’s called Sweetlife. This started upon seeing them seeing that their Sweetgreen’s second location was failing. Sweetlife is an annual food and music festival that has grown from a 1000 people to 15000 people’s event that is located in Merriweather Post Pavilion

 

Sweetgreen’s founders say they are more than just salad. Their company has five core values. Also, they continue to stay involved in the community of Georgetown. They feel they have a responsibility to provide access and education about healthy culinary options. And in the near future, all three of them are planning to return to Georgetown for an initiative that’s undisclosed.

 

About Nathaniel Ru

Nathaniel Ru is a co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 with a MS degree in business. Even though his company started a six years ago, it is expansively growing and evolving. And as a result, he has done four investments in seed and angel investment so far.

 

Town Residential Opens New Offices

Town Residential is among the fastest growing real estate companies that are based in New York City. The company was founded three years ago, and it has been very successful. Just recently, the residential brokerage company announced that it would be opening a new office in the meatpacking district. According to the report from the company, the new office is expected to bring easy access to a crucial swath of the residential neighborhoods that are located in Hudson. The introduction of the new office will be beneficial to the residents.

 

Andrew Heiberger, the founder of Town Residential, says that the brokers in the city will be able to take their customers around the High Line to any appointments. At the moment, Andrew serves as the Chief Executive Officer, and he has played a huge role in the success of the institution. Andrew says that the new office is located just a few steps from the high story park, and clients in the region will benefit from the services that will be provided.

 

Town Residential decided to lease the whole second floor in 446W in 14th Street, and the contract is expected to last at least fifteen years. The new 7100 space has sixteen-foot ceilings, and its occupants will have access to the private roof deck that is on top of the respectable three story building. The building exemplifies the flair the CEO has been explaining for some time. The new office is designed to appeal the brokers who will be coming for services.

 

Town Residential has been on the market long enough to understand the importance of outdoor space to the brokers who have to work hard and meet the needs of the clients. The new space that has been leased from one of the best and modern buildings, and it differentiates the company from its competitors in the city,

Mr. Heiberger also announced that one of the boutique brokerage firms, known as Thomas& Ingram would be joining Town Residential Company. The new company will also be moving into the meat packing district branch, according to the report. The boutique brokerage company focuses primarily on sales at the West Village.

Heiberger is also expected to move to one of the smaller offices of the company that currently operates at the 45 Horatio in West Village.

 

Town Residential has been in the spotlight for some time, thanks to the financial effects of the Brexit. Many investors are currently choosing to invest in the United States, because the country is considered to be a haven, especially during harsh economic climates. Investors are investing in the New York City real estate because it is one of the most promising areas. These investors are sure that no matter what happens in the economy, their investments will be safe.

 

The Acquisition of Baho Foods by the OSI Group

The OSI group LLC, a manufacturer of deli meats and similar food products for the retail segments in shops, announced today that they have acquired Baho food. The amount of money that the transaction was done at was not disclosed.

The move, which has been described as the best strategy that the OSI Group could have made at this point, places OSI in more locations in Europe. David G. McDonald the CEO of the company stated that the products of the OSI group and those of the Baho group complemented each other well while at the same time; they were broadening the reach to the clientele categories that weren’t already on board.

The reason why Baho was chosen is because it has about five subsidiaries and processing plants in Germany and also the Netherlands. These five companies offer services to 18 countries in continental Europe. The people in charge of management at the Baho group stated that no main changes would be made to the leadership and that the leaders would stay on and figure out how they would incorporate the new company structure into their business plan.

Mr. Balvers, the Director at Baho group stated that he was excited about becoming part of the new company mainly because OSI has a great relationship with their suppliers and also their customers. He stated that with the boost they were getting from OSI, they will be better in serving their customers, especially because they will have a broader portfolio of products.

Besides entering the European market, this company has been operating in Asia for a while now. They have more than 50 companies in 17 countries and are applying new strategies that will help them have a broader reach, especially in China.

Connect with OSI Group on LinkedIn.

OSI Groups calls their marketing strategy the global outreach, but local solutions. This is what has helped them grow from a small outfit over the past three decades to a global force to reckon with in the business. The growth has not been without its set of challenges. They have had to employ strategies such as cleaning house in China in the past, but all in all, the strategies have been working when it comes to making better sales.

McDonald states that their strategy has always been engaging customers and discussing with them the issues they are having with the products in a bid to get lasting solutions. This is what has led to the exponential growth of their business.

Learn more about OSI Group on Wikipedia.

Why Choose to Visit the Kabbalah Centre

Having a spiritual experience can be difficult if you do not have the right type of venue to go to. This is why a lot of people are choosing to visit local centres that enable them to mingle with people who share the same beliefs. This is definitely an option for you if you have been trying to grow spiritually but are at a loss as to where you should go in order to do this. This is why the Kabbalah Centre is one of the top spiritual centres in the country with thousands upon thousands of members who congregate here each and every day.

The Kabbalah Centre can be found on a variety of social media sites as well as its very own website on the internet. This enables you to learn more about this amazing centre to see if it is the right option for you as it has been for so many other people out there. You will find that this amazing spiritual centre truly changes the way you view your spiritual growth and it can be exactly what you have been looking for in terms of getting the most out of this amazing experience. Be sure to consider visiting this great centre to see if this is something that will interest you as well as the family who will be going with you as well.

There has never been a better time to visit the Kabbalah Centre than right now because they have a variety of different religious types of events and functions that are going on so that you can learn more about the centre without even being a member. There are a lot of different reasons for you to consider this as an option, but one of the most important things to keep in mind is that you will be able to grow spiritually and know that you are around people who share the same beliefs as you do. The Kabbalah Centre is one of the oldest spiritual centres in the country and it continues to be one of the top because of how many members go to it each and every day to learn as much as possible about this experience.