Securus Technologies Opening Lines of Communication in Prisons

The prison population in America is skyrocketing. Since the “War on Drugs” campaign many inmates are serving time for victimless crimes. The process of rehabilitation continues at a snail’s pace, and the many incarcerated are forced to remain away from society, friends, and most importantly family. This disconnects between friends and family must tear at the heart strings of prisoners. The strain on the families of inmates was most apparent when they were required to travel long distances to visit their loved ones inside inhospitable prison walls and were subjected to dehumanizing full body searches.

But now communications between inmates and the outside have been made better, easier, and cheaper when compared to family members having to travel to facilities far from home. Securus Technologies has developed an audio/video communication system based on advances being made in Internet communications and specifically designed with the needed security and recording processes required by prison facilities. The connections between inmates and family members, especially children, can continue to grow and allow the necessary love that is often lost between the prisoner and family and add further impetus for the inmate’s return to society.

 Securus Technologies with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1986, the for-profit company employs more than 1000 workers, and has contracts with more than 2600 facilities in the United States of America and Canada.

There is hope that new technologies like the communications breakthroughs of the past ten years can help those behind bars to maintain the familiar love that must be engendered and transferred to other members of society.

Source: Wikipedia

 

John Bancroft Receives High Honor From Queen Elizabeth

John Bancroft is businessman based in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. As part of Queen Elizabeth’s 2013 Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to business.

He started his career in the corporate clothing industry as a National Sales Manager. It was there that he decided there was a gap in the industry to quality badges, as many of the current badges that were imported were of poor quality. He felt he could fill the gap.

In 1992, he founded Badgemaster with his wife, Vicky. Badgemaster truly came from humble beginnings. In its infant stages, Badgemaster traded from a small cabin with only one employee.

Bancroft is now the Managing Director of the UK-based Badgemaster. Only a few short years after beginning his company, Bancroft was seen as an influential figure in the area. In 1997, his company received the Nottinghamshire County Council’s first “Bridge to Work” award. In 2006, he secured work for his company with the British Royal Family, which resulted in a Royal warrant of appointment.

Badgemaster has had a serious influence on the areas surrounding it. This area was formerly a coal mining area and suffered a major employment collapse when the mines closed in the 1980s.

Lovaganza Preparing For Huge 2020 Celebration

The Lovaganza entertainment company will be having a huge celebration in 2020 from May to September. The celebration will be a special way of Lovaganza celebrating the cultures from around the world. The theme for the celebration will be a Bohemian adventure theme. The celebration will have a combination of all the unique qualities that make the Lovaganza company one of the best entertainment companies in the world.

Since its inception the Lovaganza entertainment company has thrilled audiences around the world with its unique blend of entertainment that combines great talent, amazing shows, and powerful performances with the rare use of cultures from around the world. The use of various cultures from around the world during the Lovaganza performances gives audiences the opportunity to view performances that highlight the differences through music, dance, and acting.

These differences are to be appreciated and audiences worldwide have come to enjoy the unique performances provided by Lovaganza. As a company Lovaganza has a core foundation that is unique. The company has locations around the world. These various locations give the company a first hand look at the various cultures in the locations. Therefore, Lovaganza gets the chance to see various cultures from around the world through the company’s various locations. Some of the company’s locations include America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The 2020 celebration that Lovaganza will be performing will give audiences the opportunity to see Lovaganza in a huge celebration that will give audiences a look at cultures that are rarely seen. Lovaganza will show the 2020 celebration simultaneously at all its locations around the world. People will get a chance to see the celebration at the same time. With this the cultures of the world will be on display for the world to see through entertainment.

As a kickoff to the 2020 celebration Lovaganza will begin a traveling show tour in 2017. The traveling show on academycreative.com will have all the aspects of the 2020 celebration. The traveling show will give people an opportunity to see many of the elements that will makeup the 2020 celebration.

During the traveling show Lovaganza will present three motion pictures on finance.yahoo.com that the company has completed. The motion pictures will be shown during the traveling show on high tech screens that will be using some of the latest technology available.

Financial Advisor Richard Blair And Wealth Solutions Makes Clients Wealthier

In financial and investment organizations an investment advisory is a group of investment professionals skilled in asset management that provides well-researched, actionable information to a company’s relationship managers and directly to clients.

The investment advisory offers valuable, trustworthy investment information for individuals and firms on stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds. Some investment advisors manage securities portfolios. Investment advisors receive compensation for their advice either as a flat fee, hourly rate or percentage of the assets they manage. It can rise based on the accuracy of their advice.

Investment advisors can assess your investments, savings, insurance, taxes and all other elements of your assets and finances and help you develop a detailed strategy to meet your retirement and estate planning and other financial goals.

They also offer a variety of other services. A properly-educated, experienced investment advisor registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission and possessing relevant licenses and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority can be depended on to provide the appropriate financial products and services to benefit their clients and meet their needs.

Investment advisers must register with the SEC or the securities agency in the state where their principal business is located. Generally speaking, investment advisers with assets under management of more than $100 million must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Those managing less than $100 million must register with a securities agency on the state level. The right investment advisor can cause the growth of people’s finances and other assets.

Richard Blair Wealth Solutions is an experienced successful Registered Investment Advisor that has been registered with the SEC for 23 years. He is founder and CEO of Austin, Texas based Wealth Solutions. Blair is a certified specialist in the handling of annuities, estates and trusts, investment funds, income, tax strategies and retirement income. His company has in excess of $155 million in assets under management.

His client base ranges from high net worth individuals to families as well as small business owners and he has been able to make a significant, positive improvement in their finances and other assets.

A graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in finance, immediately after graduation in 1993 Blair became involved in financial services.

His natural aptitude for finance led to immediate success and in 1994 he founded his independent financial services firm Wealth Solutions.

Understanding Medicare Advantage for your Healthcare Demands

Medicare Advantage is a program that individuals can use to access health care services as an alternative to Medicare Original. It is a form of private health care plan that requires an individual to pay a monthly fee that is typically larger than that of Original Medicare. Private insurance companies that have Medicare benefits are responsible for selling Medicare Advantage Plans with the most common types being Private-fee-for-service (PPFS), Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and, Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOS).

Services

A beneficiary of Medicare Advantage must sign up for part A that is responsible for the inpatient care insurance and part B that handles outpatient care. There is also the option of including a part D when signing up if you need a private plan to cover medical drugs. The services you get with a Medicare Advantage plan are essentially the same ones as with Medicare Original except for a few differences. For one, with a private plan, you don’t get hospice care. Private plans also have some extra services that you may not have access to with an original plan such as dental, hearing, and vision care. Medicare Original does not usually cover drugs, which is another advantage if you have part D coverage. However, some plans may only cover medically necessary services, so you should find out when choosing one.

Cost

When it comes to costs, private plans have their own rules that a beneficiary should follow. The company and deductibles of a Medicare Advantage plan vary from one to another, and you have to pay the plan’s premiums plus the Medicare premium.

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Innovacare Health

One provider that caters to the various needs of individuals in need of Medicare Advantage plans is InnovaCare Health, a leader in healthcare management services. Operating under a mission to redefine healthcare management, Innovacare puts together quality solutions that are innovative, affordable, and organized.

Innovacare has been able to achieve its reputable spot in the healthcare sector due to the contributions of its CEO, Dr. Rick Shinto and Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides. Dr. Shinto’s experience in the field of managed healthcare of over 20 years gives him the skills and authority to structure programs that offer the best medical care. Penelope Kokkinides has also worked in the managed care industry for about two decades with a focus on government programs such as Medicare.

Learn more about InnovaCare Health: http://innovacarehealth.com/newsroom/

Recap: Summer Hacks

YouTube beauty blogger Wengie gives viewers 11 DIY hacks for summer. She begins with suggesting using a kid’s swimming pool as a floating island in a big pool for when you don’t want to get fully wet. Next she shows how to make a floating drink caddy out of a plastic tub and pool noodles so you don’t have to get out of the pool to get a drink.

Her next hack is to make a body scrub with olive oil, sugar, and honey. She shaves, applies it to her legs, then shaves again for a close, smooth shave. Wengie’s next hack is to make a DIY self tanner using cocoa powder and body lotion. Next she shows how to make a tan tattoo by drawing a cute shape on your body with sunscreen. She then suggests applying loose translucent powder to your face through a tissue to soak up oil from sunscreen or just the heat.

Wengie then suggests rubbing toothpaste onto bug bites to sooth the itchiness.  She puts water in a jar, then adds lavender and eucalyptus oils, lemon and lime slices, and rosemary sprigs and tops it off with a floating candle. Her next hack shows how to DIY glowing lanterns.

Next, Wengie suggests putting your belongings into a garbage bag and then into your beach bag to protect your phone and other stuff from the sand and water. Her final hack is to clip sandals to your beach bag with a carabiner so you don’t lose them and so you don’t have to carry them as you walk along the beach.

 

Learn more about Wengie:

https://www.pinterest.com/wengie/

NutriMost Has The Challenge For 40 Pounds In 40 Days

I decided that taking the challenge from NutriMost to lose 40 pounds in 40 days was a good idea because I needed to be pushed. I knew that I had to do something that was going to make me lose weight, and I wanted to try it because I heard that it was all based on food. Doing a diet based on food has changed the way that I think about my weight, and I was so glad that I was able to start using it. I met some people who were doing the challenge, and I even met a guy who has done it twice to lose a lot of weight.

The food that I read about online is really the basis of what I am doing to handle my diet because it tells me what to eat. I have also been able to get the food that I want off the menus that worked for me. I knew that I was going to have a hard time cooking on my own, but NutriMost makes that work. After that it was all a matter of losing the 40 pounds in 40 days. That is a pound a day, but staying on the diet is so much easier when you are using something like NutriMost. It keeps you motivated because it is right there to help you.

The last part of this for me was the people I met. We are all there helping each other make sure that we have the right kind of help for the diet, and we are all supporting each other because we believe in helping each other. I have shared ideas with some of these people, and others have shared their recipes. I am definitely doing the challenge a second time while my friend does it a third time.

Sources:

http://www.bbb.org/pittsburgh/business-reviews/chiropractors-dc/nutrimost-llc-in-greensburg-pa-12001354/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/weight-lost-big-nutrimost-sues-rival-stealing-video-article-1.2476105

ClassDojo Makes Student Centered Changes To Educational App

With all of the commotion and excitement at the end of the school day, our little ones are leaving behind so much that we never get the chance to see. Poems and art work that they work so hard on never get the praise it deserves from us, and sometimes we miss out on how brilliant our children are outside of what we already know. It is important that as parents we are able to promote success and be a part of our children’s journey.

ClassDojo is an educational social media app that provides a platform for teachers, parents and students to share and communicate all things educational in a safe environment. The one of a kind educational app recently made a change that will make the sharing experience even easier. They have added Student Stories to the app, which allows students to upload and store photos to a digital portfolio for their parents to view later.

Co-Founder and Chief Product officer Liam Don sat down for an interview with The 74 million to talk about the innovative application and its new improvements. Before the new Student Stories feature, students were able to share and discuss homework, but other assignments like science and creative writing were off limits. For most kids, those are the most exciting parts, getting down and dirty with a messy science project, or just being creative and letting your mind flow.

ClassDojo launched in 2011 with a goal of linking parents to the classroom in a fun and convenient way. Because most parents are employed full-time, it is sometimes difficult for them to participate in school activities, or be as hands on as they may want to be. Liam Don hopes that ClassDojo will help change that. He believes that this platform will help spark conversation between parents and students about their shared work and projects at the dinner table, or even on the car ride home.

They focus heavily on grades K-8, helping teachers, students and parents create a more intimate relationship with classwork. Class Dojo is widely appreciated by all users because of its ability to connect and share like never before.

 

Learn more about ClassDojo:

https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews/classdojo

 

Brad Reifler and Forefront Capital Debut New Investment Trust

Brad Reifler wants to help those middle class investors find an answer to the all important question “How do I make more money with my investments?” As Yahoo! Finance reports, Reifler and his company, Forefront Capital, are working very hard at developing a new investment trust to aid investors reach their goals.

After years of helping accredited investors, a.k.a. “The 1%”, Reifler is refocusing his efforts in helping others meet their financial goals.

Reifler has enough experience in the world of finance and investing to realize people who come from the “99%” may not have the necessary resources available to them to take part in high-volatility investments. In a way, this is a positive thing. High-risk investments are ones known for a greater potential for losses. Investors with significant net worth amounts are more capable of navigating losses from such endeavors. They also have the potential to make huge returns on investments if things work out in their favor.

The non-accredited investor, however, must accept more limited options. Unfortunately, he or she ends up limiting those options even further by assuming exceedingly few options are available. The belief there are few investment options opens is one reason why the “average investor” puts way too much money into the stock market at the exclusion of other investment vehicles.

Limiting one’s investment options is never a good idea. Doing so puts a person at the mercy of that particularly narrow investment. Without versatility and diversification, an investment portfolio will be, at best, conservative.

The Forefront Income Trust is the new investment venture designed for non-accredited investors. Entry into the trust requires a minimum of only $2,500. The investment assets in the trust are diverse, which means the assets go beyond just publicly traded stocks. The trust comes with higher risk, but effective management of the trust hopes to mitigate said risk.  Check Brad out for yourself on Twitter @BradleyR.

Goodrich Restores Goettl AC for 75th anniversary

Ken Goodrich has a reputation for buying and improving HVAC companies, over his career he has worked to fixed 20 companies. Every new acquisition has its set of challenges, but Goettl Air Conditioning was more than just business issues. Goettl needed a change in vision, and Goodrich felt like he was the man for the job.

Goettl Building off Rock-solid Foundation

Goettl Air Conditioning needed a change from the top down, so one of his most sweeping changes was the management team. He “cleaned house” and brought in new management to help instill a different vision. Goodrich also tasked the employees with doing quality checks on 300 completed installations. He wanted the employees to feel proud of their work and the customers to see the change in the company. Goodrich required employees to take pictures to sign off on all installations.

Goodrich improved the office systems within the company. He updated their book keeping, financial systems, and information technology department. This improvement on all sides ensured that the company didn’t lose money. Goettl had a special place with Goodrich. 

The 75th anniversary marked a new era for Goettl. Goodrich worked diligently with his team to improve all areas of the business. He even worked with the BBB to secure a new (still Goettl) name for the company to help get away from previous bad ratings.

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Goettl Air Conditioning Provides Tips for Protecting Pets from the Heat