Securus Technologies, Inc. Completes Transaction to Acquire JPay Inc.

Securus Technologies is one of the leading companies when it comes to the issuance of high-end technology solutions to the correctional space. For more than 20 years of excellence and experience in the inmate industry, Securus Technologies is now serving more than 50 correctional facilities in and out of the United States. The company’s compatibility with the inmate space has led it to massive rates of adoption in a manner that depicts better business values. Perhaps this is the reason why the company is adopted on a massive scale in the industry. Few companies can compare their levels of success in the inmate space.

 

JPay Company is one of the leading companies when it comes to digitized payments. The company has operated in the in the inmate space for more than one decade. For all these time, JPay has developed a good name as one of the most trusted forms of digital payment solutions the inmate space is proud to have. JPay Company also offers numerous entertainment solutions such as music downloads to the inmate space in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. For more than one decade of professional experience, JPay Company has developed facilitated business solutions towards developing teaching apps that are meant to help the inmates pass through a smooth correctional experience.

 

Securus Technologies has announced today that they have signed a definitive stock purchase agreement that will be completed when they issue the last payment. For this reason, Securus Technologies will acquire JPay Company for better business reviews in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. Securus Technologies stated that they have always admired the services offered by JPay Company for more than three years now. For this reason, the purchase will propel Securus Technologies to become one of the fastest growing companies in the industry.

 

Joe Arpaio’s Illegal Imprisonment Of Journalists Leads To The establishment Of The Frontera Fund

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is well known for his stance as the self-styled toughest law enforcement officer in the U.S. and his illegal profiling of Hispanic community members in Arizona’s Maricopa County. Journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin fell foul of the Sheriff in 2007 when they refused an illegal warrant that threatened the First Amendment rights of the subscribers to the pairs Phoenix New Times newspaper. After facing down the Sheriff, who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, Lacey and Larkin set out on a lawsuit resulting in a $3.75 million payout for their illegal imprisonment for around 24 hours beginning on the night of October 18, 2007.

 

There are many reasons why Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin set out to uncover the truth about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, including his many cases of abuse of power ranging from the financial irregularities at the Sheriffs Department to the abuse of human rights the Sheriff regularly took part in. After revealing the financial irregularities found at Maricopa County’s Sheriffs Department to the readers of the Phoenix New Times, Lacey and Larkin were served a warrant from a Superior Court calling for information about readers of the Phoenix New Times to be revealed.

 

The warrant from the Superior Court was obtained illegally and was widely criticized as an attack on the human rights and First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Alongside taking the fight to the courts of Arizona, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin wrote about their decision to refuse the order and not reveal the IP addresses of their subscribers; the retribution from Sheriff Arpaio was swift and resulted in the arrest of both writers in night time raids on their homes in unmarked vehicles. Larkin and Lacey have described in detail the dark vehicles with tinted windows and Mexican license plates arriving to arrest them and explained how Michael Lacey explained his arrest was for “writing” to his fellow jail inmates.

 

Despite the best efforts of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were freed from incarceration within 24 hours and set about starting a lawsuit against those responsible for their imprisonment. Sheriff Arpaio has been proven to have targeted members of the Hispanic community and is known for starting much of the rhetoric now used to demonize an entire community in Maricopa and across the U.S.-Mexican border. The $3.75 million awarded to Larkin and Lacey is now being used to protect the human rights of Hispanic and minority groups across the Southwest as the rising right-wing in the Republican Party continues to blame the ills of the nation on immigrant groups.

 

Lacey and Larkin – The First Amendment on Front Page Confidential

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are have established the Frontera Fund to support the individual rights of migrants and immigrants in the State of Arizona. Before the Frontera Fund was organized, Lacey and Larkin were the owners of the Phoenix New Times. At that time, Joe Arpaio was the sheriff of Maricopa County and was known to be a tough lawman. The conflict between Joe Arpaio and Lacey and Larkin was caused by the constant exposure of Arpaio’s corruptions and abuse of authority by the New Times.

 

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s atrocities included the construction of a tent city that has been known as his concentration camp, along with having hard-headed inmates beaten and feeding prisoners rotten food among a few. The New Times also exposed Joe Arpaio’s ownership of a real estate commercial property deemed too expensive for him to be able to acquire basing it on his salary as sheriff.

 

Unable to take all the incriminating allegations by Lacey and Larkin through the New Times, Joe Arpaio had the two men arrested illegally at night by using plainclothes detectives and unmarked police cars in October 2007. More than five years after their wrongful arrests, the Maricopa County resolved the case by awarding Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin a $3.75 million cash settlement in December 2013. Lacey and Larkin used the money to fund a non-profit organization, which is called Frontera Fund.

 

In continuing their news dissemination legacy, Lacey and Larkin created a website known as Front Page Confidential that features news, articles, and commentaries related to history that is relevant to the First Amendment. All the news items presented on the website of the Front Page Confidential conform to the First Amendment, which protects the freedom of speech or freedom of expression of every individual or group, including that of the press.

 

Jeremy Goldstein helping New Yorkers with legal support

Living in New York, it has been almost nearly impossible to find the right lawyer, who can support you and help settle your case. For those living in New York, they may have to deal with a criminal case, child custody, personal, landlord-tenant problem or other legal disputes that may arise. Finding the right one is time-consuming and often stressful. Fortunately, the New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service has simplified the process for those living in New York. The New York State Bar Association has created a new online portal, which is open 24 hours a day and is completely confidential.

 

The attorneys provided through this new service have been properly vetted and approved by the New York State Bar Association. Individuals can now rest easy, knowing they are being matched with lawyers who are in good legal standing and are ready to help, This new online portal allows attorneys to offer their services to a much wider audience, while also lowering the cost. The New York State Bar Association created this service with support from Legal.io, which is a national provider of referral tech for those in the legal industry.

 

The new service is quick and easy. Those seeking legal support, fill out a form listing their legal issue and location. A panel reviews of the information and matches them with an attorney who is in their community or someone nearby. Referrals are free but after 30 minutes of consultation with a lawyer, you are charged a $35 fee.

 

One of the attorneys who is provided through this service is Jeremy Goldstein. Jeremy Goldstein is the founder and partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. Before he launched his own firm, Jeremy Goldstein was a partner at Wachtell, Rosen and Lipton law firm. Jeremy Goldstein is one of the top experts on executive compensation and corporate governance.

 

Jeremy Goldstein is best known for being a part of many of the nation’s largest corporate transactions over the last three decades. Jeremy Goldstein oversaw the purchase of Goodrich by United Technologies. Goldstein is chair at the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association Business Section. Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 have both named him one of the top executive compensation lawyers in the country. Jeremy Goldstein continues to provide his executive knowledge to those in need.

 

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Fabletics: Finding Success in Today’s Economy

Understanding the economy isn’t something for the faint of heart. There are so many information sources, all saying different things. It’s hard to know whether today’s economy is in a good place or not. The one thing is assured, and will always be assured, is that fashion continues to be the hardest industry to thrive in.

The best hope many have is becoming a passing trend. Other than that, trying to compete with Amazon’s 20 percent control of the fashion e-commerce market makes success bleak. Despite that, Kate Hudson seems to have found a way to do the impossible.

Kate Hudson managed to grow a $250 million fashion brand. Fabletics is one of the most popular activewear brands in the world. For over three years, Fabletics has introduced its members to aspirational designs at affordable prices. It’s that combination, mixed with convenience that makes Fabletics so popular.

Kate Hudson decided to launch Fabletics after meeting some people who agreed with her about current fitness wear. Most activewear companies produced either expensive products or bland products. Fabletics focuses on created stylish and comfortable outfits that anyone can afford. Their styles are so impressive; Fabletics is the biggest provider of fitness wear among millennials.

That’s quite an impressive accomplishment; especially considering how much millennials love shopping online from wherever is cheapest. One way to solve that problem is by doing what Fabletics did; only offer products that can only be found on Fabletics. Additionally, Fabletics began opening physical stores, to welcome their members to a new Fabletics.

Fabletics physical stores host events and other activities as a way to build relationships with their local members. The stores also have special features that link each member’s online shopping cart to their in-store shopping cart. That way, no matter where they buy, their interests are remembered by Fabletics.

According to a non-sponsored reviewer, Fabletics is actually worth the money. To her surprise, the quality is better than she expected, especially for that price. The pair of leggings she bought from Fabletics feels just as great, if not better than her pair of Lululemon’s.

She was also impressed by the wide variety of styles; everything from simple tops and bottoms to sheer fabrics and cut-outs. If anyone is interested in seeing Fabletic’s wide variety, they can take a lifestyle quiz.

Whitney Wolfe Takes The Dating App Industry To New Heights

There is a lot of buzz in the air about the powerful company that Whitney Wolfe has created. She has become a super force in the social media arena, and even more people are starting to learn about her as she becomes a leader with apps like Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz.

Bumble is definitely the app that people want to use if they are trying to expand their social circle. Whitney Wolfe is a young entrepreneur that really knows what she is doing when it comes to creating a successful platform for millennials to connect.

There are also middle-aged people that are becoming acquainted with Bumble as well. This shows that Whitney Wolfe has the ability to lure people of different age groups to Bumble. There is a great amount of respect for what Whitney Wolfe has been able to do when it comes to creating meaningful app technology that benefits a diverse group.

Whitney Wolfe definitely wanted to create a very interesting dating app, and she wanted to give women a voice with everything that she created. That is why the woman gets the chance to make the first move when it comes to the Bumble dating app. That is also the reason why she has spoken vividly about women in the business world when she talks about the Bumble Bizz app. She is definitely trying to bring more women into positions of power with the apps that she is creating. She knows that she is a rare commodity in the app world when it comes to leadership.

There are not a lot of people that have been able to crack the glass ceiling if they are females in the business arena. Women have always had a harder time than men when it came to getting into CEO positions. Wolfe knows this, and that is one of the main reasons that she has decided to create what she calls a feminist dating app.

The Dating App world is certainly changing, and Whitney Wolfe wants to be a catalyst for change. She always wants to change networking apps.

The Increasing Problem of Cybersecurity and Ransomware

Investingnews.com recently made a report concerning the importance of cybersecurity. In the report, top cybersecurity companies were named, and the importance of cybersecurity were fully expressed.

 

It’s already obvious to many why cybersecurity is so important with the growing number of cyberthreats. However, investors within the sector should have more knowledge on cybersecurity. One reason is because individuals, governments, and companies are encountering more damage due to the proliferation of cyberattacks. An great example of this is the WannaCry attacks that occurred in May 2017. The ransomware occurred on approximately 300,000 digital software and computers in more than 150 countries. This ransomware was described as the biggest of such cyber assault.

 

Another thing to take serious note of is the disturbing stats concerning the increase in cyber attacks. From 2013 to 2015, the reported cybercrimes’ cost quadrupled between $400 billion to $500 billion. A forecast by Cybersecurity Ventures stated that cyberthreats, like ransomware and others, will rise to $6 trillion per year by 2021. Also, 59 percent on a Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) by PwC stated that their business ecosystems’ digitization has impacted security budgets.

About Rubica

 

Found just last year, Rubica, www.rubica.com, is already making great strides and popularity among customers. Rubica is a digital privacy and security organization in which is loaded with staff having over a decade of experience. And many customers are already singing their praises proving that Rubica is the ultimate solution poweful enough to protect family and business networks even to the point of a world class corporation. And furthermore, they provide full service cybersecurity for all consumers’ devices regardless where the devices are used.

 

Located in Seattle and San Francisco, their team includes previous personnel of top security companies from the US Navy, NSA, Scotland Yard, and others. They have around 11 to 50 employees, and they are funded by some premiere tech investors, such as Upfront Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Expa Labs, and Slow Ventures.

 

Marc Sparks And His Unconventional Journey To Success

Dallas-based venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur, Marc Sparks is very enthusiastic about equipping young startups and business individuals with the ability to transform their dreams into highly attractive products and services that focus on generating income. Through his company known as Timber Creek Capital, he supports a number of projects in capital investments, real estate, and the telecommunications industry. He established Timber Creek in 2000 as an organization that specializes in private equity investment for thriving startups. Learn more: http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/

 

Marc Sparks has more than 40 years of experience in startup management. The striking thing is that he bears no formal training; the expertise he has gathered over this period, as well as his keen business instinct, has contributed to his success and excellence. He also credits his significant success to God, and he forwards that the challenges people face are designed to keep them humble and understand all the responsibilities that accompany success.

 

Through Timber Creek, his primary objective is to help entrepreneurs to create prosperous business models from innovative ideas. Marc Sparks embodies a culture of urgency, focus, faith, tenacity, passion, and calculative monetization. This is what his employees refer to as “Sparks Speed” and uses this in combination with fair treatment of both clients and staff members. The main goal of this is to develop a unique company culture and business model that contains attainable short- and long-term growth and development plans.

 

Timber Creek Capital enables entrepreneurs to move their businesses from its initiation to completion. This is made possible through the provision of funding, intellectual capital, office space, support staff, marketing, as well as merchant banking advice, customer service, web development, accounting, and graphic arts. In 2015, the firm moved into a facility optimized for startup development and collaborative efforts. This facility has the ability to house 3 startups at a time for an extensive incubation term.

 

Marc Sparks forward that meaningful presentation is the key to gaining the attention of venture capitalists. An entrepreneur should be able to create a logical and verifiable path to show what they can achieve with the initial investment. This should embody a unique service or product that supports the predicted return on investment.

 

About Marc Sparks

 

In the span of his career, Marc Sparks has been involved in the creation and development of entities such as Splash Media, Cobalt Real Estate Services, Reliant Healthcare Partners, and Agency Matrix. Those still under his ownership and control include Haul Fox, Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals, Blue Ox Logistics, and Blue Jay Wireless. Learn more: https://about.me/marc_sparks

 

Aside from being a formidable businessman, Marc Sparks is also a dedicated philanthropist, author, outdoorsman, and health enthusiast. He has traveled widely to spots such as Morocco, China, Tibet, Tanzania, among others where he enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.

 

In 2014, he published They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success, a motivational book for entrepreneurs. Marc Sparks also supports charitable organizations such as Sparky’s Kids Foundation, the Samaritan Inn, Habitat for Humanity, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Spark Tank, among others. Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000

 

InnovaCare Health Introduces Penelope Kokkinides to Improve Health Systems

Most often, the introduction of a new team into the management reflects a new system of organization in the company. For most organizations, a new team comes with new leadership skills and new talent. That is the case of InnovaCare Health. InnovaCare Health was glad to announce the introduction of three leaders in the major executive positions. As a leading service provider of health in Puerto Rico, this was a symbol of future developments in the health care sector. InnovaCare continues to pride itself on being a leader when it comes to providing cutting edge services that aim at giving customers the best health systems.

Penelope Kokkinides

When the new team was selected, Penelope was part of the executive leaders. Penelope has vast experience in offering health care services. She has previously worked in various organizations in health care. Her roles in the organizations included creating perfect team infrastructure to aid in providing health care. Prior to being elected to the position of chief administrative Penelope worked in different organizations for decades. She has extensive knowledge in Medicare as well as Medicaid programs.

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Experience

Penelope Kokkinides has mastered the art of improving health care efficiencies in organizations. She served as an executive for Centerlight HealthCare. In this company, Penelope was the executive vice president. Her roles in that position were overseeing the overall management as well as the strategic direction in the managed care division. Penelope also served at Touchstone Health. She was the chief executive officer of the company. Also, she served at AmeriChoice in the department for Care Management as well as Disease Control. In this company, Penelope was the chief operating officer. Finally, she was a career executive at UnitedHealth Group. She was in charge of developing instrumental strategies to be used in generating health care models. Visit Penelope’s website at penelopekokkinides.com

Shinto

Shinto serves as the chief executive officer of InnovaCare. He joined the organization after amassing extensive experience from other companies. Initially, Shinto worked for Aveta Inc. He was the chief executive officer and in charge of overseeing all departments. Through Dr. Shinto, the organization provided excellent services in the medical sector. With more than twenty years’ experience in health care, Shinto is better placed to serve InnovaCare Health.

Why Betsy DeVos Advocates For School Choice Reform

It was in the 1980’s that Betsy DeVos became involved in the school choice movement. When she and her husband, Dick DeVos, had small children they had the opportunity to visit Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This school was very successfully educating children including the many children that attended the school who came from low-income families. It was providing an excellent education in comparison to the public schools in Grand Rapids which were failing their students.

Betsy and Dick kept going back to this school to learn more about it. Over time they started sponsoring the cost of individual children attending the school in order to reduce the financial burden on their parent’s low incomes. Today, 30 years later, they continue to philanthropically support students at Potter’s House Christian School.

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This school resulted in both of the DeVos’ realizing that private educational choices were providing a better education than public schools across the United States. One of the biggest tragedies in America today is that a child’s zip code largely determines what kind of education they will receive. Kids in rich zip codes generally receive a quality education while those in poor zip codes have underfunded and underperforming schools holding them back.

The school reform movement that Betsy DeVos has supported over the years is actively campaigning for charter schools and other private options in states across the United States. She believes with tax reforms such as tax credits, education savings accounts, and vouchers parents will be given a much better choice in where to send their children to school. This will also result in children receiving a much better education, especially in low-income zip codes.

Having a choice in which school to attend is increasingly a bi-partisan issue. While the idea was first supported by Republican’s there are now Democratic politicians who also support charter and private schools. She cites Florida as a state where there was strong Democratic support of a school choice bill that was then signed by the Republican Governer of the state.

Betsy DeVos is now the U.S. Secretary of Education after having been confirmed by the US Senate for this position in February 2017. She has vowed to be a strong voice advocating for the rights of parents and students to attend the school of their choice. She has also stated that the educational outcome a child receives should no longer be tied to the zip code they live in.

Before her confirmation, Betsy DeVos volunteered her time to a number of educational nonprofit organizations. She was also the Chairman of The Windquest Group, a private equity company she co-founded along with her husband Dick. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table

Roberto Santiago’s Name Is Synonymous With The Maniara Shopping Mall

Fifty-Eight-year-old Roberto Santiago may be a well-known Brazilian entrepreneur, but his claim to fame indeed rests to a large extent due to his ownership of the Manaira Shopping Mall, the biggest shopping mall in Joao Pessoa. His decision to purchase the land on which he eventually built the iconic mall was taken in 1987. It took two years for the infrastructure to come up, and at the time of its launch in 1989, it boasted of a theater, state of the art rooftop concert hall, a never before gaming area, food court, sprawling shopping areas, financial institutions, a well¬-appointed gym and a college.

Further additions were made in the shape of the stunning Domus Hall which was built on the mall’s roof and thrown open to the people in 2009. People actually had not seen anything like it before and simply loved it. The Domus Hall has a whole lot of space that can be utilized for a host of events. It is ideally suited to stage conferences, exhibitions, graduation ceremonies, weddings- one only has to name it. Visit 12.social.com for more info.

It really is a commodious hall, in that it can accommodate 10000 people who are standing and 4000 seated ones. Needless to say that the hall is air conditioned and possesses very fine acoustics. The Domus Hall is a two-storied structure where the ground floor is reserved for events whereas the rest of the structure comprises of individual cabins for people seeking privacy.

Santiago has pulled all the stops in making the Maniara Shopping Mall, a shopping, eating out and entertainment destination nonpareil. From a movie theater screening all the latest releases and a gaming area with a bowling alley to a diverse food court that let’s one choose from a wild range of cuisine. This could range from fast food to premium dining places like Waynes, Capital Steakhouse and Espaco Gourmet.

In so far as the shopping experience goes, that too is out of this world what with a whole range of goods to buy-sports gear, books, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, and furniture. Then there is also the fact that here is a college on the premises complete with the ambiance that surrounds it with students and faculty members milling about the place.

When Santiago set out to create this masterpiece in the city of Joao Pessoa, he did so with foresight and vision to create something of value that would transform the life of the city. That is exactly what he managed to pull off, with the Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping becoming the most famous hang out, shopping, entertainment and eating out hotspot in the city.

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By giving this great mall to the people of Joao Pessoa, Santiago has positively transformed the city’s social and economic life. It is now a buzzing place where the action never stops. It is quite fascinating, what an inspired real estate development project can do for the denizens of a major urban center. Indeed Robert Santiago’s decision to build the Maniara Shopping Mall is a fortuitous one.