Securus Technologies, Inc: Providing Solutions For Communication For U.S. Inmates

Securus is a technology company that is based in Dallas, Texas and provides inmates in prisons and other correctional facilities across the country with telephone service. They boast an A+ accreditation from the BBB. Inmates need to have access to an internet connection and a smart phone to benefit from this service. The company started in 1986 and now provides telephone service in over 3,400 U.S. correctional facilities and supplies other technologies for public safety, investigation, monitoring, and more to aid law enforcement.
I first read about this company and its services on PR Newswire’s website a while back and its obvious compassion and valuing of the quality of life of U.S. inmates caught my attention. The telephone service provided helps families stay connected by making regular calls, including video calling, more accessible and enabling inmates to have greater involvement in the lives of friends and family.

Securus Technologies, Inc prides itself on a high sense of integrity and ethical business dealings. It makes sure that all communication data is secure, phone records are not shared, and contracts with the correctional facilities are not breached. It also tries to do its part in monitoring other communication companies, like Global Tel Links (GTL). GTL was in the news recently for questionable managing of communication data and contracts as well as call rate and billing disputes. These rate inconsistencies and wrongdoings were first investigated by the Louisiana Public Service Commission(PSC)in January 1998. Today, GTL’s actions continue to warrant ongoing investigation. Securus Technologies, Inc will review the actions being investigated

Since these bills are coming out of my tax dollars as well as yours, Securus America Technologies, Inc continues to investigate. This is just another way that the company proves that it values inmates, society, and the country as a whole. It holds all communication companies, including itself, to very high standards.

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Igor Cornelson Speaks on the Factors of the Brazilian MarketIgor Cornelson Speaks on the Factors of the Brazilian Market

Igor Cornelsen has a great understanding of the Brazilian banks and can see how they are keep their head above water while the banks of other countries are failing. Igor Cornelsen has made a lot of profits in Brazil. He also provides insight with his websites on what he understands is the way to financial prosperity and independence. The way to achieve financial independence is not just in making profitable investments, but also managing spending. After all, if it was possible to make the right investments every time, then one might as well make a large amount of investments so that he can gain some huge profits. Brazilian banks have learned how to manage their money so that they can maintain financial strength.

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Igor Cornelsen Offers Insights Making Investments

One thing that Igor Cornelsen sees about Brazilian banks is that they have 10 major players. They are state owned and privately owned banks. Some of these banks are commercial banks while the others are owned by the state. One thing that Cornelsen is noticing is that certain banks are seeing major growth spurts with their mergers. One example of this is Unibanco merging with Banco Itau. As a result of the merger, Banco Itau is seeing a lot of growth and expansion.

Another thing that Igor Cornelsen sees is the hope of a new face. Igor Cornelsen believes that there are going to be changes for the better since the new finance minister is looking at orthodox methods. One thing that Igor Cornelsen advises is to pay attention to China. China is one of the largest trading partners to Brazil. China’s economy is also linked with Brazil. If China has a strong economy, then Brazilian prices for raw materials will remain affordable for people. Igor Cornelsen sees a bight future for Brazil’s economy and its banks as they move forward.

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Skout Data Says the Top Ten College Towns Are…

That global leading friend making exciting networking app Skout recently released some rather interesting information from data collected through their users according to a PRNewswire article, Some of the results were to be expected yet there were plenty of surprises and curious information found within this information, as the report evolved around the topic of the top 10 friendliest college towns.

The data covers a 12 month span and includes users from ages 18 to 24, it is also worth noting that from coast to coast there was a nice balance with the results, so apparently the United States is in no shortage of pleasant people and places when it comes to college towns.

This report also manages to cover a good deal of ground and results such as, the college town with the friendliest guys, with the friendliest girls and results for questions like, is it easier to make friends in High School or College are all found within the wide range of topics included in the report.

It certainly has to be a good sign for the folks at Skout, that such different and interesting information is now being garnered through their service. Of course much of this information will be used to no doubt improve the Skout experience, but it doesn’t take much imagination or common sense to see how useful some of this data could be in many other aspects too.

Now that the results are in, and there has been much to talk about and much to consider it may be time to take a trip to someplace where the people are friendly, the community is pleasant and the atmosphere is young, alive and growing…Madison, WI sounds like a nice place to visit. Is anyone curious now about where Madison finished on this list?

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Securus Further Upgraded Their Offering Within The Corrections Industry

Securus Technologies the number one supplier of criminal justice technology has recently added to their offerings. They have launched the THREADS upgrade which gives their customers a variety of new analytical tools which prior to the upgrade were not possible. This THREADS upgrade is offered for free to existing customers and requires a simple upgrade of their current systems. THREADS has been crowned the most advanced analytical tool used within the United States corrections industry.

THREADS has been the companies flagship product since its launch. THREADS 3.1 is a follow up to its predecessor and is jam packed with the latest innovative technology. The product is web based technology and offers the customer premium investigative solutions that is difficult to rival. The main improvements made on THREADS are the improvements in overall performance as well as subtle but effective user interface streamlining. According to the General Manager of Business Management at Securus Technologies, Kelly Solid said in an interview that unnecessary system actions were removed, the UI was polished, navigation was enhanced and various search and record loading functions improved. The improvement of the system was in an effort to improve the overall user experience as well as increase the systems performance, all of which was improved through the THREADS 3.1 upgrade.

Previously the THREADS system ran on a platform known as Silverlight, which is now very updated. Therefore the shift to utilizing HTML 5 was the sensible decision. HTML 5 is the newest and most current version of the Hyper Text Markup Language standard. Kelly Solid went onto describe the new analytical tool, THREADS 3.1 as being a lot more useful to the investigators. Little formal training is required as Securus America Technologies software developers wanted to ensure an intuitive easy to use interface which provides the highest intelligence.

The THREADS 3.1 web based software offers the ability to directly integrate another Securus Technologies product known as the Secure Call Platform thanks to the HTML 5 platform. Investigators are now offered a feature which has not been available in the previous iteration which allows users to listen in on Secure Call Platform calls. Added onto this feature are printing and mapping, reports as well as real time analysis. These safety features are necessary to monitor criminal activity within the platform. These features ensure that Securus remains the gold standard.

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5 Ways To Rise Above An Attack On Your Reputation

The most common way for people to find out about your business reputation nowadays is through the internet. Having a positive image on internet searches is a crucial part of keeping your business growing. As an entrepreneur, you should know that if you’re successful an attack on your reputation is inevitable. Even the most successful business’s still suffer from naysayers. It’s simply a side effect of being good, and being noticed.

Unfortunately, not all those who notice you will understand your worth. When you’re an entrepreneur, you are dedicated to building a business that can be trusted, and attacks like these make it seem like they’re undermining all you’ve worked for. There are numerous strategies and services you can implement to keep your business’s reputation where it should be. Below are five of the top ways to keep your chin up while you’re dealing with these sort of attacks.

Rise Up, Don’t Sink Down: There’s nothing more that dissenters love than for you to engage them. It can be tempting to lash out, but you shouldn’t. Not only will it probably not change their minds, it’ll only make you look unprofessional. Keep your cool, and respond in a way that is positive for your business and your reputation.

Ramp It Up: One way to respond, and not just react, is to ensure that you are giving the best value possible to your customers. This will help take the focus off of whatever is being said, and back on something much more important, what’s being done.

Reassure Your Loyal Customers: Another important step, is making sure that your loyal customers continue to be satisfied with your services. Making sure that they know the attacks are unfounded, and won’t affect the level of quality service you offer in any way.

Remember Why You Started: As with any difficult part in your entrepreneur journey, taking a look back at why you started can really give you that boost you need to keep going. Remembering why you began serves to help you press on, regardless of how you may be feeling.

Get Some Help: When attacks on your reputation happen, remember, you don’t have to fight back alone. Use the internet to your advantage. Find a business, like, that helps clean up your reputation as spotless as it deserves to be.

While you’ll never be able to please everyone, you can focus on those aspects of your business that will continue to build you up. You worked hard to build your business, so don’t let something like this hold you back. will help you move forward on your terms.

The Benefits of Using the Skout Social App

In recent news a new holiday was declared by Skout, the global social networking company. This holiday is a fun holiday that has been officially called national potato chip day that celebrates the world’s love of the potato chip. Skout created this ridiculous holiday due to the fact that the potato chip is something that is universally loved by all. By creating this holiday, Skout has been able to connect millions of individuals together just based upon this one love of food. This national day was kicked off by a survey that was conducted by the owners of Skout that asked a series of questions of the participants love of potato chips.

The overall results of this survey showed that of the 3,000 participants that were involved in this survey, around 96 percent of these participants actually loved potato chips. The unique aspect of this survey was the fact that this survey asked fun and unique questions about chips that tied individuals to their daily routine and overall preferences through their love for chips. An example of this is the fact that it was found that 39 percent of chip lovers enjoyed watching Jimmy Fallon at night vs. the other late night comedian talk shows.

Other questions of this survey that was conducted found that those who preferred spicier chips were more adventurous in the bedroom and that those who preferred less salt and low fat chips tended to visit the gym more often. These overall results, though fun and harmless, was a great technique to introduce people to each other. The mission of this app called Skout is to help people expand their social circle in a safe manner through the simple process of only joining this app. The chip survey conducted even when into depths of pairing people together based upon which political candidate they would rather share their chips with.

The Skout app was founded in 2007 and currently has headquarters in San Francisco. The Skout app was created to help people meet new people and to meet diverse people from all over the world. With only nine years of being in business, Skout has already been integrated into over 180 different countries. The company now even has apps offered in over 16 different languages with more to come. The founders of Skout are excited with the products products and hope to expand the company even further.

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Beneful: Is it Good for Dogs?

If you have watch YouTube or go online shopping on Amazon, chances are you have heard of the dog food company, Beneful. They advertise and promote their product quite well and aren’t afraid to get the word out there. However, a recent article from The Huffington Post,, has raised some questions about the food and if it’s healthy for dogs. It is one of the most popular dog food companies out there, as they are part of the Nestle PurinaStore PetCare brand. They have been around since 2001, and feed more than 14 million dogs each year. The problems lies in its ingredients, which contain propylene glycol. The problem with this product is that it’s often misunderstood as ethylene glycol which can be deadly for dogs.
This all began in the begging of 2015 when a class action lawsuit was brought against Nestle Purina over Beneful. This is of great concern, as we all know, many people consider dogs man’s best friend. Because of this, they want to treat their dogs like they are part of the family. As a matter of fact, any dog lover will tell they are more than family. As of right now, the case is still in court and the allegations have flip-flopped quite a few times.

The positive thing is that the concerns of the customers have been heard loud and clear and they have made the necessary changes. It shows that they care and are willing to do what is right. They care about their product, and, of course, they care about dogs. It’s easy to see why people would get up in arms over it, as they have every right to do so. However, they will have real meat in the ingredients of the new product and the dogs will be happy and healthy. At the end of the day, isn’t that what it is all about, really?

You can’t please everyone, there is no question about that. However, you can make minor tweaks here and there to fix an issue if it’s out there. That is what they have done and the company is better because of it and will survive and thrive. For more information, visit

Move Over Accessories, Here Comes the Apparel…Plus

In a world full of accessories sold by stick figure models, JustFab, the online fashion retailer, has introduced a stunning new collection line of plus size apparel for women. As brought to light by The Curvy Fashionista, JustFab, known for their choice of accessories such as shoes, handbags, and jewelry to name a few, has released the new plus size collection line for women, starting with a 35-piece introductory set.

The collection will allow women to mix and match different collection pieces for varying life events, from everyday casual dress, to the quick-get-away vacation style. Because of the many different combinations that the new collection offers, girls will have more fun picking out different outfits to wear everyday.

For fans of the stylish collection, including The Curvy Fashionista, where will JustFab go from here? The hope is that JustFab will evolve the collection to match many of their other lines of apparel that they offer in straight sizes. This includes fun cutouts, sheer play, and leg slits.
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For those who would like to learn more about JustFab, visit JustFab. JustFab offers convenient online shopping for the casual shopper where they can purchase items from the JustFab collection which includes shoes, apparel, handbags, and jewelry. For the serious shopper, JustFab offers a VIP membership option for only $39.95 a month which allows those members to complete a survey based on style choice, and at the beginning of each month a “fashion stylist” helps pick out a new outfit for the month.

As part of the VIP membership, members also receive up to 50% off of regularly priced items and receive points toward free loyalty items. JustFab allows members to cancel at any time if not satisfied. JustFab does allow returns and exchanges, and only charges a $5.95 restocking fee on items returned for a refund.

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Connecting Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He is an avid skydiver, and after a near fatal accident, he founded an iron-man team called Wounded Warrior Support. This team raises funds for the Navy Seals Foundation, which helps team members and their families when they return home. Read more: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadow Announces Base-to-Base Gondola

Andy Wirth is also heavily involved in environmental and community service issues in the Lake Tahoe area. Wirth has been working around the clock to make the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings one of the top tourist destinations in the world. In a recent op-ed published through Powder Magazine we are given a glimpse of how these plans will come to fruition.

Andy Wirth would like to build a gondola that connects Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows at the base of the mountains. These two mountains have been iconic ski destinations for a long time, and in 2011 when the Squaw Valley’s owners purchased Alpine Meadows the 2 mountains become one amazing resort.

The ability to purchase lift tickets and season passes for both mountains in one purchase gave skiers the ability to ski both mountains in a day. To ski both mountains, you still have to drive from one parking lot to the next. Read more: Squaw Valley’s Andy Wirth appointed chair of Reno airport board

Tracking skiers on the resort shows that 20 to 25 percent ski both mountains in the same day. With building a gondola, that will reduce the traffic on Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows road.

Some are concerned with the gondala having to travel through some of the U.S. Forest Service Land. Wirth is avid that all construction will be on private land, with only the exception of down toward Alpine meadows, which does have some U.S. Forest Service Land. Wirth was a ranger, and his grandfather helped write the Wilderness Act of 1963, so he is comfortable with that very important piece of legislation.

With the building of the gondola, Wirth just wants to make sure to get the community input. It is very important to maintain the vibe, feel, legacy, history, and heritage of each individual mountain.

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Investment Banking Strategy with Martin Lustgarten for Wealth Generation

The world of finances is already a very convoluted one. With potential investments everywhere and so many new signals coming out all of the time, if you don’t know exactly what you are doing and your advice isn’t set in concrete, then you can easily get lost and go down the wrong path. However, the simply strategy for anyone is to potentially find a partner when it comes to actually investing. For most people, the correct answer is to work with investment bankers. And, when you think of investment bankers, one of the titans of the industry that you should think of is Martin Lustgarten.


Not only is Martin Lustgarten one of the top advisers in the field today because of his ability to truly understand and forecast the markets, but it is his general business sense that has propelled him so far in the investment banking world. If you recall how economies of scale work, then you know that part of the reason he has continued to move forward is simply because of his past successes. By leveraging his returns and wins into future investments, he is able to generate significant amounts of wealth for his clients and it is all a part of his central financial investment strategy.
Martin Lustgarten has received much of his success and recognition in the field not just for following sound financial practices and sticking to a long term plan of wealth generation. He has earned such a strong reputation simply because of his ability to relate to his clients. At any and every step of the way people continue to praise Martin Lustgarten not just because he represents some of the strongest investment opportunities in the world to create real wealth, but because he has the ability to bring a calmness and confidence to all of his investors. When you think about just how chaotic the market actually is, you know how some people will try to pull their investments as soon as possible when things go bad and that could result in a loss. With Martin Lustgarten, however, confidence remains and investments grow over time. Visit his Tumblr page for more news and updates.

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