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Using Securus Technologies to Combat the War on Drugs

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Despite being inside a prison working as a corrections officer, we have our own battle against drugs that many might not even think could be so bad. We have several inmates who talk openly about how they are able to get drugs inside their cells easier than when they were running on the streets. That is something we as officers are not proud of, and we take immediate measures to try and eliminate.

 

The biggest weak spot in the jail is where we have the inmates and visitors come together. Despite several resources at our disposal, these inmates can be quite crafty when they want something from the outside. We have to have our heads in a million places to ensure nothing is being transferred, but many times it can be impossible when you are outnumbered by inmates 4:1 in most cases.

 

Securus Technologies placed the call monitoring system in our prison, and we utilize the LBS software to try and identify when inmates are doing something they should not. Eben knowing that we are listening they still slip up from time to time and give us key pieces of information that we can use to try and fight this war on drugs on several fronts.

 

Once we became familiar with the alert system, it began to isolate calls from inmates concerning drugs. We heard one inmate telling his mother how to pass the prescription drugs to him when they said goodbye in the jail. Another inmate talked quite openly about how he can buy pills from a fellow inmate and take them at night when the jail goes dark. We ever heard inmates telling their family how they are selling drugs to raise up their commissary balance. Each time the alert goes off, we strike fast to stop this war from raging on.

 

Jose Henrique Borghi: Brazil’s Leading Advertiser

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In the world of Brazilian advertising, one name stands out – the name is Jose Henrique Borghi, and he is one of the top advertisers in the country. Jose Henrique Borghi has been with the advertising industry for more than 25 years, and through the years that he has been with the industry; he managed to create some of the most beautiful and effective advertisement that are being recognized locally and internationally. His advertisement campaigns have bagged him awards from a number of events, and his works are renowned to be one of the best. He started his career in 1998 when he worked at a local ad agency. He worked with four more agencies, until he decided to build his own in 2002. It was named BorghiErh, which ran successfully for four years before merging with Lowe + Partners. A major restructuring with the company resulted to Lowe + Partners being renamed as Borghi Lowe, and Jose Henrique Borghi was appointed to be the company’s co-chief executive officer.

 

Mullen Lowe Brasil is the Brazilian branch of the globally renowned advertising group, Mullen Lowe. They have been focusing on creating advertisement campaigns that would leave a huge impact to its audience. They have been with the industry for so many years, and have been partners with the biggest brands and organizations around the world. They are driven to succeed because of how passionate their leaders are. They have been openly contacting their partners to express their ideas as to how they wanted to execute an advertisement, and most of the time, these ideas work and leaves an impact. With Jose Henrique Borghi on the boat, Mullen Lowe just added another asset into their growing range of talented and skillful team. Mullen Lowe is expected to gain more partners and clients, as their advertisements are ringing a bell across the globe and learn more about Borghi.

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Joe Arpaio In Several Cases

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There are several cases running against the Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. One of these is the Melendres v. Arpaio case. Another is the civil rights lawsuit that is being overseen by Judge Roslyn O. Silver. This is the US v. Maricopa County case. Earlier this case was estimated to last 15 days. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

All this started after Joe Arpaio arrested Michael Jim from their homes in the middle of the night, and jailed them. This was because these two journalists had written about the racial discriminations and other malpractices in the county jails under his supervision. This arrest marked the end of the career for these two journalists. Larkin and Lacey decided to sue the state, the sheriff as well as the public prosecutor. The money they got as the settlement was used to set up the Frontera Fund.

There was another lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in May 2012. This is just like the other lawsuits which address issues regarding the discriminatory practices by the office of the Sheriff against Latinos. This is just like the Melendres trial. Here MCSO was accused to be guilty of racial profiling practices. This was in 2013. A long list of remedies was ordered to be implemented here.

This lawsuit by the Department of Justice is much wider than Melendres. It is covering the abuse of power by Joe Arpaio. It also includes any reprisals against his critics, along with the discrimination against Hispanics that continues in County jails.

Also, the Department of Justice has claimed that MCSO violated the Equal Protection Clause of Amendment 14. The Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits any kind of discrimination on the basis of certain aspects like race, color, or national origin, besides programs as well as those activities which receive federal funds.

This way the aid of millions of dollars to Maricopa County as well as MCSO can be affected this way.

Another complaint by the DOJ alleges violating the ban of the Fourth Amendment against search as well as the seizure of property. This was violating First Amendment rights by the critics as well as opponents of Arpaio. The DOJ also argued that MCSO misdemeanors will be under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

This states that no government authority or its agent or any person acting on its behalf can exercise any patterns of conduct that will deprive a person of rights, or privileges, or any kind of immunities that have been secured by the Constitution of the U.S.

This complaint by the DOJ detailed all the anti-constitutional activities of MCSO. This was in terms of violating the civil rights of Latinos, besides their Spanish-speaking rights, as well as the illegal arrests of the Phoenix New Times Founders Michael and Jim.

Next was the Border Fund in 200 7, besides arresting the Arpaio critics who had clapped during a meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, besides arresting the civil rights activist known as Salvador Reza. Also detailed were the false accusations that were brought by the MCSO which was against the former high court judge, Gary Donahoe.

 

Chris Burch And His Best Hotel In The World

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Who wouldn’t like to stay in the best hotel in the world? Chris Burch went one step ahead-he built one, albeit a resort! The genesis of the project lay in Burch along with hotelier James McBride buying a beach hostel situated on the Indonesian island of Samba. That was in 2012. Since then, the duo has spent as much as $30 million in renovating and redoing the place rechristening it Nihiwatu and throwing open this 5-star luxury resort to the world.

Nihwatu got nominated as the world’s best luxury resort by Travel+ Leisure in2016. Burch himself is over the moon about the success of the resort and feels that part of the reason has to be in the sheer beauty of the location. Click on businessinsider.com to read more.  As a matter of fact, this development is one of the rare ones that according to Burch have surpassed his expectations. Most of the times it is the other way round.

Chris Burch is a person who wears many hats, as evidenced by the fact that he has as many as 13 investments in 12 companies. Of course, he is most well known as the founder Burch Creative Capital and as the co-founder of the luxury fashion brand Tory Burch. He, in fact, has diverse business interests that encompass hospitality, technology and consumer products, financial services and of course apparel.  For more of Burch visit his website, check on christopherburch.com

A very busy man Burch is either on the boards or an adviser with the organizations Grability, Chubbies, Nihiwatu, and Poppin. An alumnus of Ithaca College, he studies business over there between 1972 and 1976. Burch’s success as an entrepreneur can be gauged by the fact that he has been a part of the rise of some fifty companies during the course of his forty-year career. His brand portfolio includes names such as Ellen De Generes, Coccon 9 andTrademark.  Check this on forbes.com.

Other lifestyle brands being supported by Burch are BaubleBar, Blink Health, Brad’s Raw Foods, Little Duck Organics and Soludos. There is this side of a mentor to Burch and he is ever willing to share his considerable knowledge and expertise with young people who desire to make a name as business leaders and entrepreneurs.

A must-read interview of Burch here.

There is no doubt about the fact that Burch is a hugely inspirational role model. The sheer scale of his achievements and the breadth of his vision are awe inspiring. Sure a man worth emulating and so he is. That being stated there is more to come from him. Watch this space.  For an update of Burch recent timeline activities, click on crunchbase.com.

Read insights and views from Burch on http://interview.net/chris-burch-of-burch-creative-capital/

Is Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega Good For Grupo Televisa, S.A?

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Mexico has numerous prosperous media firms. Its most notable one, however, is the Grupo Televisa, S.A. It is so big that it dominates the media scene in Mexico and perpetually, the company competes intrinsically to keep up with the pace it already set for the Mexican people and markets. It competes with the standards it sets for itself. Just like all other media firms in Mexico, Grupo Televisa, S.A. communicates primarily in Spanish.

More than half of the Mexican people rely on Grupo Televisa, S.A. to supply them with critical information and entertainment. The company is well known for its stellar reporting and impeccable presentation. Also worth noting is that the company has over the decades made massive investments in its television and print networks. It owns the biggest Spanish-language printing press in the world and four television broadcasting networks. The company’s capacity is immense and dangerous. It broadcasts over 225 Mexican television thus reaching over 90 percent of the Mexican people.

Apart from exerting its presence among the people of Mexico, Grupo Televisa, S.A. has also won them over and enjoy the largest preference among Mexicans. One of the reasons why Grupo Televisa, S.A. enjoys 70 percent of Mexico’s total viewership is the 50, 000 hours of telenovelas it offers the people annually. Telenovelas are a sensation in Mexico, and any media firm that treats its viewership to high-quality telenovelas is always listened to there.

One of the main reasons behind Grupo Televisa, S.A.’s dominance in the Mexican market is its leadership. The current Executive Vice President, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, has been at the company’s service for a long time and had over the years proved he could be relied on to maintain the excellence which he greatly contributed to building. He joined Televisa’s leadership back in 1997 when he joined its executive board and was elevated in 2009 to the chairperson of the company’s finance committee.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was originally an attorney who helped found a prominent Mexican law firm called Mijares. He got affiliated to Televisa after he brought in Emilio Azcárraga to the Mijares and served as his personal attorney. Mr. Emilio Azcárraga, the current CEO at Grupo Televisa later came to benefit from the financial prowess of Angoitia after convincing him to work for the media company.

Find more about Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega: http://datosrelevantes.com.mx/alfonso-de-angoitia-noriega-datos-relevantes/

New U.S. Money Reserve eBook Delivers Economic Perspective to Private Investors

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In response to growing concern among Americans about the impacts of recent alarming global events, U.S. Mint Reserve has released their new eBook, “The 2017 War of Nerves: Global Risk and Your Money.”

The instability throughout the world has caused many Americans to look for answers about how to protect their wealth and earnings.

Daily reports by the media about cyber-attacks threatening large institutions and private individuals is a constant growing concern. Technology and Financial giants such as Google and JP Morgan have not been spared from the devastating impact of the vulnerability that goes with our technology-dependent society. Even more alarming, defense contractor Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Military have been the recent targets of overseas hackers.

The international struggle for world dominance has created a new era of governmental posturing and threats worldwide. Weekly reports of weapons testing by North Korea, Iran’s nuclear treaty-breaking, the taunting of U.S. civilian and military subjects by Russian aircraft and the Chinese creation of bases in international waters that can easily be re-purposed for hostile use have raised fears throughout North America, Europe and the rest of the world. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.bbb.org/central-texas/business-reviews/coin-dealers-supplies/u-s-money-reserve-inc-in-austin-tx-52264

Looming in the background are the issues related to domestic and global debt. The high level of U.S. debt, disturbing as it is, is not the only cause for alarm. World debt has more than doubled in less than 10 years, representing an amount that is 3 times the total value of goods and services produced worldwide. The global debt continues to grow at a rate 60 percent higher than the annual worldwide production rate.

Glassdoor believes that U.S. Money Reserve’s free eBook helps individuals get perspective on these global perils and protect their money. In addition to the their eBook, “The 2017 War of Nerves: Global Risk and Your Money,” the firm is also offering 1/10 ounce Gold American Eagle Coins at cost for a limited time. The company expects a complete sell out of the coins at this limited offer price.

About U.S. Money Reserve

Since its founding in 2001, Austin, TX-based U.S. Money Reserve is one of the largest distributors of U.S. government-issued precious metal coins. The firm is the only distributor of these government-issued coins to be headed by a former Director of the United States Mint, Philip N. Diehl.

The company’s mission has been to build long term relationships with each and every one of their customers. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. customers have added diversification to their portfolios with U.S. Money Reserve’s precious metals offerings.

Commercials That Prove Beneful Is the Favorite

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Beneful has been one of the world’s favorite dog food brands since its origin in 2001. Why? Because the company understands the need to embody personalization between dogs and their families; as well as highlighting the product’s nutritional value. Check out these three awesome commercials!

Purina Beneful Break N Bites

Purina Beneful Break N Bites showcase their new 2017 dog snack in a whole new light! As per their usual genius, Beneful takes viewers into the mind of a dog! Except this time, the dog tells viewers/other pups how he lets the baby sleep on his belly to get all four Break N Bites. Other dog food competitors must step up their game when it comes to this new Beneful snack commercial!

Purina Beneful Grain Free Dog Food

What better way to express a product’s tastiness other than having a dog say, “The beef is fantastic!” In this joyful commercial, Becky and Einstein both share their love of Beneful’s new grain free dog food. What was Beneful able to provide to Einstein? More energy to play with his owner! As the commercial ends, the natural grain free ingredients float in the background!Truly, Beneful is still the world’s favorite dog food!

Orange Coast College

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Orange Coast College is a fairly large Community College in Orange County, California. Founded in 1947, it offers various two year associate degrees from 135 different career and academic programs. A benefit of the school’s location, it’s located just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Southern California. Out of all of the community colleges in California, Orange Coast College transfers the most students than any other college located in Orange County.

Many of these students will go on to attend either UC or CSU. Some will even transfer to a private school in California or to a school outside of California. Over the years, Orange Coast College has sent thousands of students through this process and shows no signs of slowing down.

However, there is something about this school that makes it very special and unique. It’s something other schools couldn’t replicate if they tried. This something is the schools rowing team. Since the school was founded, the rowing team has captured an astounding 11 national titles with the 11th won last year. Learn more about Orange Coast College: https://twitter.com/orangecoast?lang=en and http://www.occsailing.com/

The school has also seen 10 rowers go on to compete in the Olympics and the World Championships. Some people may look at rowing as a very boring or uninteresting sport, disregarding the amount of effort and mental strength it takes to compete at such a level. The whole team has to be in sync with each other for it to work it’s magic, let alone be successful in competition.

What has made the team so successful you ask? Let’s refer back to the famous cliche “practice makes perfect”. The team practices 20 hours a week, 6 days a week starting a 6:30am in the morning.

This takes a tremendous amount of discipline and the drop outs show it. Out of 80 sign ups at the beginning of the season, only 20 are able to make the team. Overall, the team has high expectations. Rowing forces you to go a certain level, a level you won’t experience in other sports. The team’s demonstration of teamwork and dedication has allowed them to get to that next level.

 

An Insight of the Life of Anthony Petrello; Founder of Nabors Drilling

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Anthony Petrello is the founder of Nabors Drilling where he serves as the president. Anthony is married to his college girlfriend Cynthia Carafa who is a film producer and soap opera actress. Together with Cynthia, they participate actively in philanthropic activities and have funded d the neurological research centre in Texas Children Hospital with a donation of $7 million.

 

This was inspired by the premature birth of their daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy. According to them, every time their daughter wakes up in the morning and does something as simple as chewing it is a miracle. This gave them an insight into the struggles of parents raising children with a similar condition. The research centre conducts paediatric research in various institutions across the world like Harvard and UCLA. From the research, Anthony concluded that there is need for translational research to make a difference but no one is doing it. He takes note of the fact that there are few brain research centres for adults but none for children and that this is a need that should be met and that there is an opportunity to explore the subject on global scale and more information click here.

 

Nabors Industries Ltd is based in Hamilton Bermuda currently drills geothermal and natural gas in America, Africa, and the Middle East. Nabors also provides ‘offshore drilling rig servicing’ and ‘onshore well servicing’ in North America. In general, Nabor provides both onshore and offshore drilling services and learn more about Anthony.

 

Anthony Petrello was elected the executive committee and Board of Directors of Nabors Industries in 1991 and has served as the C.E.O from 1991 to 2011. He has been the chairman of the Executive Committee of the board as from June 2012. Nabors Industries is one of the largest world drilling contracting firms. Anthony is also a director at Texas Children’s Hospital.

 

According to Anthony’s college roommate, he was a skinny loudmouthed kid with a notable Jersey accent. He was a very jovial student making jokes over lunch break and was very quick to laugh at his own jokes. He believes Anthony still has a remarkable sense of humor and resume him.

 

More visit: https://twitter.com/tony_petrello

Doug Levitt: The Person Behind ‘The Greyhound Diaries’

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A lot of artists tend to do things and take the paths less traveled to find themselves and their true passions. It helps them think, it helps them feel, and most importantly, it helps them understand, to be able to express their artistic minds better. Doug Levitt is a singer-songwriter who took the path less traveled on a mission of self-discovery – the greyhound path.Traveling only by Greyhounds, Doug Levitt set out on a journey to reconnect with the American society and to try and understand the people and where they come from. When Doug Levitt was trying to figure out a way to get in touch with himself, the road kept calling, and eventually, he gave in. He set out on a journey which has turned into an artistic representation of his way of life.

His thousands of miles have been compiled into music and writing, all of which have been critically acclaimed by people and fans across the world.When Doug Levitt was younger, he traveled a lot and lived in different countries apart from the US, which is what helped him develop a more global perspective. When he came back to the US, he realized that he needed to revisit the American culture in its most natural form once again. But a part of this experience wasn’t to see the glorious part of the American society, but more like the part that is often left behind.

Greyhound buses usually see a lot of offenders and people coming from underprivileged backgrounds. Doug Levitt wanted to see what life was like on the other side and saw the Greyhound as one of the best ways to get across to that stratum of people in society.Doug Levitt performs all over the country, and all of his work is based on his travel experiences. During his performances, he is known to share pictures, memories and also songs about the numerous exciting things that he had stumbled upon on the way to where he currently is. His project ‘The Greyhound Diaries” is one of the most anticipated art projects, which Doug Levitt plans to turn into a web series soon.