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.