The inmate communication sector is highly competitive, and many companies are trying to fight it out to make its way to the top of the correctional industry. One of the enterprises that have made its name in the sector over the last couple of decades is Securus Technologies, which is known for its innovation and offering the advanced correctional technology. Securus Technologies has helped in ways more than one in the last few years to help the correctional industry transform itself. It has been able to do so by offering advanced and innovative technology, which is what the inmates and the law enforcement agencies are looking for.
Securus Technologies is one of the most preferred partners of the correctional facilities in Canada, United States, and the District of Columbia. The company offers its inmate communication services and criminal justice technology to over 2,400 correctional facilities currently. The company’s CEO Rick Smith has massive expansion plans under development and hopes to expand the company’s operational territory to many other regions of the country in the time to come.
Securus Technologies has its headquarters in Dallas, where it also has its Technology Center. The company recently released a press release where it showcased the positive comments of many of the law enforcement officers appreciating the services of Securus Technologies. In the same press release, Rick Smith, also invited the potential and existing customers and investors to visit the Technology Center of the company to check the progress the company has made in developing high-end correctional technology.
I am a high ranking law enforcement officer in Philadelphia and have been using Securus Technologies’ investigative solutions and services for quite some time now. I can say without a doubt that it is one of the most advanced services available today and it plays a vital role in reducing the crime rate in the society.
The OSI Group is a global leader in supplying custom food products. Founded in Oak Park, Illinois in 1909 by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky as a family meat market, the company now has 80 facilities in 17 countries and employs over 100,000 people. From its very beginning the OSI Group was known for delivering the finest meats. Today the company continues to be known for its high-quality meat, vegetable and dough products. The OSI Group also provides meat to Starbucks, Subway, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza and other western fast food franchises doing business in China.
Sheldon Lavin is the current CEO of the OSI Group. He’s been with the company for over 30 years. Under Lavin’s leadership OSI Group has over $6 billion in annual revenue and according to Forbes, it’s America’s 58th largest private company. From the company’s headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, Lavin overseas an organization with customers worldwide and facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Western and Eastern Europe. The company provides custom value-added food products for some of the world’s leading retail food brands and top foodservice companies.
A major impetus behind the growth of the OSI Group was when in 1955 they agreed to supply meat patties for a start-up with grand aspirations called McDonald’s. The company had just opened its first store in Des Plaines, Illinois. For decades supplying meat for the growing McDonald’s franchises became the primary income stream of the OSI Group. Gradually the company began producing and packing meat products for supermarkets, private labels and restaurants throughout the U.S. and worldwide. And it continues to grow.
The OSI Group recently acquired Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe supplies frozen poultry, Oliver James pies, sauces, dressing and mayonnaise as well as other foodservice products and sous vide equipment throughout the United Kingdom. Flagship Europe had extended its footprint in the food-to-go sector by acquiring Calder Foods, a company that supplies dips, marinades, mayonnaise, sauces and sandwich fillings. In June 2016, the OSI Group purchased a 200,000 square foot facility in Chicago near their existing facilities that had been a Tyson Foods plant.
OSI Group Info: www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1308-osi-group
Perhaps when George Soros came across Australian philosopher Karl Poppers book titled the Open Society and its Enemies, all he could think about was his birth. Every intricate detail explaining the Open Society Philosophy must have caused nostalgic feelings of revelation in Soros. Maybe he was not aware that he would come to be a bigger proponent of the philosophy than Karl Popper himself but he claims the literature changed his perspective entirely. He was in London studying economics at the London School of Economics at the time and studied numerous socioeconomic philosophies. He related with the Open Society the most and appreciated the notion it brought forth on democracy, tolerance and respect for the rights of members of minority groups. He especially loved Popper’s book ‘The Open Society and its Enemies’ because it explained why and how totalitarianism, fascism, imperialism, nationalism, romanticism and collectivism failed the regimes and civilizations which used them.
The book argues that they assumed they had possession of the ultimate truth which has continued to be evasive for any human society. The book further explained that those philosophies erred in imposing their ideologies on other communities which had their own configurations.George Soros had witnessed such a situation unfold with his own eyes. The totalitarian Nazi Regime had invaded Hungary when and where George Soros was born to a Jewish family. The Nazi regime was imposing and thought to pacify Hungary by ridding it of its Jewish population to leave a pure Arian people. They killed over 500,000 Hungarian Jews and only missed the rest who were smart enough to lay low. The Soros family had to conceal their identities to avoid being killed for it. They fabricated documents which denounced their Jewish decent and even helped other numerous families to do it too. Had they not, they would have been part of a longer list of dead Jews than the existing one.
Soros had to move to London to study as the political atmosphere in Budapest could not have allowed a Jew to prosper at the time. His move to London equipped him with his investment process as well as his belief in the Open Society Philosophy.After his studies, Soros moved to the United States and worked in banks for a while. He furnished his employers with good investment advised and rose through the ranks. He began his own hedge funds and soon had a much domineering Soros Fund Management hedge fund. He became rich and founded the Open Society Foundations in due time. The Open Society Foundations is the biggest philanthropic organization in the history of mankind. It operates charitable causes in over 100 countries. Soros is the foundation’s main sponsor and has given it close to 90 percent of the 12 billion charitable donations he has made in his lifetime.
Owing to the increased competitiveness of global business, international brands are being forced to become more creative with the market entry strategies they employ. As a result, franchising has grown in prominence over the last couple of years. Mexico is among the markets in which this strategy is being heavily employed. Given the fact that consumer needs and preferences in Mexico are quite particular to that country, franchising has allowed international brands to rely on local players to tailor their products to what consumers want. The increased prominence of franchising has worked in favor of many, but for none more than Omar Yunes. Mr. Yunes currently runs 13 franchise units for Sushi Itto in Mexico.
Omar Yunes has significantly grown the influence of Sushi Itto’s influence in the highly competitive Mexican food industry. When he launched the first franchise unit in the country at only the age of 21, the Japanese brand was largely unknown in the country. Today, the brand has near-market dominance in three large Mexican cities, Puebla, Mexico City and Veracruz. His franchise units provide means of livelihood for about 400 employees in the three cities.
Given the success he has experienced with the 13 franchise units, Mr. Yunes has received a number of awards and honors. The most recent of these awards was being named the best franchisee in the world at the Best Franchisee of the World Competition held in Florence, Italy in late 2016. He was granted the awarded owing to his exemplary character leadership skills, teamwork, and reliance on innovation. By beating competition from all over the world to collect the award, Mr. Yunes greatly increased his visibility as a franchisee as well as that of Sushi Itto. Proof of Mr. Yunes’s consistency in adding value to the franchise brand is seen in the fact that he was also the winner of the best franchisee in Mexico in 2015.
Moving forward, there is no doubt that Mr. Yunes’s insatiable entrepreneurial drive will only push him to continue growing as a franchisee. It is also encouraging that despite his considerable success he still remains humble and grounded.
Sheldon Lavin has seen a lot of ups and downs over the course of his career. It truly has been a rollercoaster for him. He began his professional career as an investment and finance executive and years later ended up in the meat business. Currently, Mr. Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chairman as well of one of the world’s largest meat processing and raw food businesses. This company is known as the OSI Group.
The company, OSI Group, has grown brilliantly and now has manufacturing factories in 17 different countries and have more than 20 thousand people working for them.
The OSI Group has been able to successfully grow their business and make many manufacturing units. Sheldon Lavin plans about opening even more units and local offices all over the world. Mr. Sheldon Lavin’s leadership and skills have lead OSI Group to become one of the largest suppliers to several food chains. These food chains include the likes of KFC, McDonald’s, etc. Some of the very famous products that OSI Groups manufactures are the beef patties and sausages.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin makes sure that the quality standards of all the products and services by OSI Group are kept high. He looks at all the aspects of the company, which include, hygiene, lab testing, food supply, costs and more.
Thanks to Sheldon Lavin’s past in finance and investment field, he has been able to take over the business side of the OSI Group tremendously for business. It was rather easier for him to take OSI Group to more success because of his past business experience. Mr. Lavin is a key player when it comes to strategic decision making in the company. In addition to all that, he also takes care of the business growth and assets of the company and all its subsidiaries as well. His skills and experience have made OSI Group a stable and secure business.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin believes in keeping everything organized when it comes to doing business. Doing this can not only help perform more efficiently but also helps keep a record of everything. Sheldon Lavin gave a loan to OSI Group owner’s family before he started working in the company. He was appointed in the company’s management because of the deal of this loan.
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Over the past few months, there has been growing efforts to push back on programs and initiatives aimed at protecting the rights of immigrants in the United States. While some of the efforts have not moved beyond public proclamations and utterances especially by leaders, some states leaders have gone a state further to launch legal actions against programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The multi-frontal attacks on the DACA program has seen a total of nine attorneys and a state governor sign a letter addressed to federal government headed by Donald Trump. In the letter, the leaders primarily drawn from GOP leaning states demand for the progressive phasing out of the program, which protects over 800,000 undocumented youths in the United States. The leaders propose that the program be phased out in various phases, which include terminating new applications and renewals before rescinding the program by September 5, 2017.
The demands, which threaten legal action if the government fails to meet their demands, saw the Secretary of Homeland meet several Hispanic Caucus leaders in a closed meeting to discuss the way forward. The legality of the program has already been challenged in a court of law. The worrisome atmosphere surrounding the fate of the thousands of youths whose lives are now in jeopardy has forced several organizations such as the Frontera Fund to reassure them of their support in pushing back these new efforts.
The Frontera Fund: A Silver Lining Founding
The founding of the Frontera Fund epitomizes the relentless quest of good natured humans to find a silver lining in every dark cloud. The fund was set up by Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin using the settlement fee they were awarded by the court after winning a lawsuit against Maricopa County. The two journalists and founders of two media houses were illegally arrested on the orders of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County for running an exposure on him in the online issue of their newspaper, Phoenix New Times. The stories covered the sheriff’s wide ranging anti-Mexican immigrant misdeeds, financial misappropriations and abuse of power. They also reported on death of inmates under the sheriff’s care, perpetuation of hatred of Mexican immigrants and illegal detention, prosecution and racial abuse of Latinos. The two journalists were arrested and issued with grand jury subpoenas to reveal their court notes, identity of individuals who read their stories, their IP addresses and identity of the articles’ editors.
They challenged their illegal detention and grand jury subpoenas. They won and were awarded $3.7 million in settlement fee. The funds will be used to finance organizations and initiatives dedicated to protecting immigrant rights and First Amendment in Arizona. One such initiative include DACA, which is a program dedicated to facilitating the acquisition of U.S citizenship by young undocumented people. Youths who meet the criteria for approval are protected against deportation and can even access driving licenses, federal school tuition fees and work.
When my team of fugitive hunters is on the case, we have to be able to make use of every resource available to us. Informants play a huge role in identifying and arresting suspects, but they are only effective in certain instances. We were in the middle of a cold case that involved a violent gang member, and no one was willing to talk for fear they or their families would be in harm’s way.
When you are hunting a fugitive that appears to have fallen off the map, you have to be willing to collect evidence in any way possible. One thing that I know for sure in all my years in law enforcement is that criminals simply will talk if given enough time. Many love to talk about their crimes because they want others to know about how successful they were in getting away with something, otherwise there is no thrill keeping it all to yourself.
One a trip to the local prison, we decided to see if any of the gang members were willing to offer up information about our suspect. I knew that Securus Technologies had installed a call monitoring system in that facility, so even if the inmates didn’t talk to me, we knew they would eventually talk to someone. My presence acted like the catalyst, and it didn’t take long for a few of the low-ranking gang members who are not that disciplined, to start talking on the phones.
One new member to the gang was complaining on the phone that this fugitive was getting all the attention for a crime that he felt was weak. he went into details that he actually helped our fugitive in a number of crimes, and he got busted while the fugitive got away free and got all the notoriety. That call helped us connect the dots and arrest our suspect.
When seeking the best app for phone or tablet, consider several factors. First, there’s no “one size fits all”, though a few key pointers prove useful.
The Bumble BFF app, number one on the top of the list and first in its class, remove 99.6 percent of excuses for not meeting someone. They received the Multi-Pass Efficiency Rating and rate five stars in 97 percent of customer reviews. Total capacity on this dating app is limitless.
The new app is one of its kind. As a 4.5 star-rated product in rank as one of the top 10 in America and within the top 100 in the world’s most valuable social apps, there’s a reason for its uniqueness and quality value. It offers outstanding connection through a design of the highest quality, leaving those unwanted server errors out. It supports click flow and high-end messaging media, which we will discuss in more detail shortly.
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You may also pick up the owner’s manual on your device and have a look through its pages. There you are likely to find specified instructions and suggestions for which types of apps best fit your car and which to avoid as well. You seek, and you find. The manual should also tell you exactly how many GB of data should occur before the next refill or change is needed as every phone is different; some manuals even come with a logbook of change record journals for assistance in keeping track of every maintenance tech visit and update, thereby making the owner of the apps more responsible, organized and informed in maintaining his device. Most iPhone manuals will recommend Whitney Wolfe’s dating app.
There’s a reason, after all, for why Bumble’s one of the top 11 and gets a 4.8 star rating by several major businesses and customer reviews. It is a direct fit when inserting and can also work in conjunction with profiles of dating apps, making it both quick and adaptable. It also ranks as one of the top 100 new apps. Whitney Wolfe, Bumble CEO, is prouder than ever.
Learn more about Whitney Wolfe: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/08/bumble-app-whitney-wolfe
Highland Capital Management, L.P co-founder and president, James Dondero, is now part of the SMU (Southern Methodist University) Cox School of Business board. His appointment is a reward to his Dallas-based company’s dedication to making SMU a better business school to upcoming entrepreneurs.Speaking about the nomination, Dondero admitted that SMU is vital to the buzz in Dallas, a buzz that is the very reason why Highland Capital Management, L.P has grown to become so successful. To him, it is a great privilege to finally be part of something that fuels the growth of so many businesses and individuals in Dallas.
James Dondero will join an executive board of about 100 appointees, a great deal of whom are non-academics who offer valuable strategic advice to the SMU Cox School of Business. He will now be part of the boards traditional winter, spring and fall meetings.Apart from just being the president over at Higland, Dondero is also the chair of CCS Medical, NexBank, NexPoint Residential trust and Cornerstone Healthcare. His position as a board member won’t be new responsibility since he has some experience from being part of the MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital board.
About SMU Cox School of Business
The Cox School of Business has been around since 1928 and is one of the most reputable business learning institution in the region. The school offers a wide range of business oriented programs to both graduates and undergraduates from across the globe.
Highland Capital Management, L.P.
Highland Capital Management is an asset management company founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada back in 1993. This SEC-registered investment tutor has over $16 billion worth of assets under its care. Highland offers its clients credit and investment strategies with its fortes including lucrative investment options like hedge funds, long only funds and special-situation private equity. You can also follow him on twitter : https://twitter.com/jamesdondero?lang=en
Ricardo Tosto: Trusted Legal Representation
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