Securus’ Unique Method of Dealing With Illegal Cell Phones

Robert Johnson knows all too well the danger that inmates who have access to cell phones pose. He himself is an ex-correctional officer with the job of intercepting illegal contraband packages that inmates were smuggling in and out of the prison. About two weeks after intercepting a package that was worth an estimated fifty thousand dollars, something happened that changed Robert Johnson’s life forever.


Inmates who were displeased with Johnson decided to orchestrate a hit on him. Using illegal cell phones, they managed to get an ex-convict to shoot Johnson. Robert was subjected to his door being broken down at five thirty in the morning and facing the barrel of a gun in his hallway while trying to keep the intruder away from his wife’s bedroom. He was shot six times in the chest at a distance of just six feet. According to his doctor, Robert died twice on the operating table and survived by a miracle. Over the course of the next seven years, Robert had to undergo twenty seven surgeries and is still in constant pain.


This is far from the only case of crimes being orchestrated by inmates with cell phones. In Georgia, a nine month year old baby was shot and killed in his mother’s arms because inmates did not like what his uncle did.


Johnson’s physical pain did not deter him from his mission. He continues to fight for ways to prevent inmates from making calls with cell phones. Johnson has testified before the FCC, and he now works closely with Securus Technologies as a paid consultant.


Securus Technologies has come up with the only solution to effectively block inmates from using illegal cell phones. Until now, the only option was setting up systems that monitored all incoming and outgoing calls and recorded them in logs but did not do anything to prevent inmates from making those calls.


Securus has come up with the Wireless Containment System, which effectively blocks all calls that are not authorized. It basically creates a wireless network around a certain area of the prison, using a large antenna. All calls have to go through this wireless network, and unauthorized numbers are immediately blocked. This can be customized based on the needs of a particular correctional facility. A number of states have already implemented the Wireless Containment System, realizing how it can save lives and prevent crimes from occurring.


Despite Mixed Start, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Redeems Himself In Eyes Of Shareholders

The tenure of Luiz Carlos Trabuco as CEO of Bradesco, Brazil’s largest bank, has been a bit of a rocky ride for investors and the CEO himself. After taking over amid a tough macroeconomic climate in 2009, the inveterate banker struggled to maintain his firm’s market share and ranking among Brazil’s major financial institutions. As the market capitalization of the firm began a serious decline, many wondered if Trabuco would be able to hang onto his post. Some even wondered if the bank would remain a viable company into the long-term.

Trabuco takes the helm amid stormy seas

The South American economy has long been as tumultuous as the South Atlantic waters that surround it. First reliant on a slave-based plantation economy, South America was far slower to develop into a first-world, advanced region than its counterpart countries in North America. It wasn’t really until the late 1800s, when mass migration from Europe picked up, that the region was anything more than a primitive agricultural society with vast expanses of jungles, plains and deserts.

But even as economic expansion and industrialization began to take hold of the region, the economic tumult, including frequent revolutions and brutal dictatorships, that often enveloped the region was far more pronounced than it was in North America. For Brazil, the economic highs scraped the sky, but the economic lows frequently plunged the country into abject misery.

These vicious cycles of towering booms followed by cataclysmic busts continued right up until 2009, when Luiz Carlos Trabuco was appointed as CEO of Bradesco. Unfortunately, the full effect of the global financial crisis, spawned by the collapse in the U.S. housing market, was just beginning its destructive run through the Brazilian economy.

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Making matters worse, the chief rival to Bradesco, Itau Unibanco, had recently completed one of the largest mergers in Brazilian history. This instantly shoved Bradesco back to a distant second place in the ranks of the Brazilian banking industry. As a result, Bradesco would have a decidedly uphill battle, fighting a competitor at every turn that was intent on undercutting the bank in all of its primary markets.

This dismal situation played out between 2009 and 2015. Bradesco slowly lost both market share and investor confidence, year in, year out. By 2015, the stock price was trading at lows that it had not seen in nearly 20 years, having lost nearly 80 percent of its value since the time that Luiz Carlos Trabuco took office.

But then, the inveterate banker pulled off what no one thought was possible. In early 2015, HSBC began circulating rumors on the street that it was looking to dump all of its Brazilian assets.

The second largest bank in the world had decided that the increasingly cutthroat Brazilian banking industry was too much to bear. HSBC had been losing money every year for nearly a decade. It was looking to throw in the towel.

Trabuco immediately pounced on the opportunity. He acted quickly, drawing up a letter of intent and an purchase agreement that would give Bradesco exclusivity on the deal, providing that certain benchmarks were met. By mid-2015, Trabuco announced that the deal would be closing soon. Bradesco would be acquiring HSBC Brazil, in full, for $5.2 million in cash.

Not only did this represent the largest such transaction in Brazilian history, it also rocketed Bradesco back to the undisputed number-one spot in the banking sector of that country. The stock price immediately began a rally that has not abated to the present.

Trabuco, for his part, won the 2015 Isto E Dinheiro Entrepreneur of the Year Award, being widely recognized as having pulled off one of the greatest coups in Brazilian banking history.

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In India Vijay Eswaran is Helping Students to a Brighter Future

Datuk Seri Vijay Eswaran is known as being the chairman of QI Group and loves to tell all of his students to create employment and he also likes to inspire them all to take as many risks as they possibly can. Due to him thinking like this and also pushing all of the students it has led to many students being able to work for someone before they eventually decide to take the leap and work for themselves.

Eswaran has stated that the world is beginning to change and so are all of the world’s jobs but as jobs are continuing to change so is the human population.

He continues on to talk about how the Japanese, South Koreans, Taiwanese and the Chinese all try and gain their own experience at first but that their end goal is to eventually be able to be their own bosses. They continue on trying to fulfill this dream while at the same time trying to find others who are going to being willing to work for them.

Eswaran goes on to advise all first-time job seekers that they should really try and find a job that matches their exact qualifications. Along with this, he advises the students to really take their time to consider all of their job choices that they may have. He says that it can help them is they sit and list out the pros and the cons of all of their job choices.

Next Eswaran goes on to tell the students that no matter what decision that they make that there is still going to always be ups and downs. Though he explains the positive side that is brought by taking your time to fully understand all of the various stages of the business cycle from the very beginning all the way to corporate. Read more: Dr. Vijay Eswaran – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies

That no matter what it is always important to make sure that once you come up with an idea that you make sure and follow it through all the way to the very end.

The students are then told that it is highly important to take your time and to consider all the factors that are very important to be able to help you reach your goals in the end.

By doing so you will be able to easily look over all of the other factors that are not important in your journey and this, in the end, will make it to where you will be able to hit your goals a lot faster.

Talk Fusion Brings Showcases its Video Marketing Expertise

Talk Fusion has brought marketing and technology expertise to HuffPost amidst its continued rebranding. Talk Fusion’s CEO Bob Reina carries over 25 years of experience in video marketing and direct sales marketing. He brings a unique and appealing perspective to the evolving digital marketing platform. Meanwhile, Talk Fusion has published two articles on HuffPost. The first article went live on April 24, while the second one went live today in the morning.


With the change of its mission and name, HuffPost aims to share stories of people who are often disregarded. Besides, its initiative resonates with Bob Reina as the CEO of Talk Fusion and contributor. Bob Reina embarks on the art of innovation. For him, brand’s popularity is never enough. As a philanthropist and leader, Bob Reina aims to help people reach their potential irrespective of their background. Bob Reina began contributing to HuffPost in August 2016. Through his contributor platform, Bob Reina highlights issues related to entrepreneurship, lifestyle, self-development, and video tech trends.


Bob Reina is pleased by his contributor platform for its contribution on issues related to culture and fulfillment. He intends to share more insightful articles not only with Talk Fusion’s associates and clients but also HuffPost’s nearly 200 million readers. Learn more:


About Talk Fusion


Talk Fusion initiated the creation of the first integrated video marketing platform in the world. Its mission is to help entrepreneurs reduce customer turnover, increase sales, and remain on a competitive edge. Talk Fusion has built itself an excellent reputation for its dynamic video marketing platform that makes marketing more persuasive and engaging. Talk Fusion markets its products through its independent associates across the world. Meanwhile, Talk Fusion has launched its 30 day Free Trials of its integrated digital marketing platform for anyone who would want to test before they subscribe. Interestingly, no credit card is required to sign up for Since its inception in 2007, Talk Fusion fosters a strong commitment to investing back to society. As an active philanthropist, Bob Reina commits to supporting human and animal charities across the world.


Large human rights in United States

Human rights organizations are groups that have the responsibility of carrying out a very noble role in the community. They are the custodian and defenders of the rights that the law grants every person.

Human rights are principles that are set out in law and which do not discriminate anyone on any basis. Human rights apply to people without considering their age, color, religion, language or any other differences that the human race may have. Every human being deserves equality, dignity, respect for life and fairness.

There is no human being who is superior to the other, not even the rich. The writers of the human rights charter had witnessed effects of not having codes that regulate human interaction during the world wars. The wars were characterized by killings and violations to the dignity of life.

To prevent such careless destruction of human life the UN charter on human rights was established with the intention of restricting governments against actions that may threaten the lives of people. Human lives are sacred, and they need to be protected at all costs.

Application of human rights have no restriction; they are to be applied in every corner of the world. Any country that violates these rights is usually subject to action from the international community under the banner of the United Nations. Governments or people who take charge of crimes against humanity are normally dealt with through special courts or the international criminal court. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

There is no restriction to who should apply for human rights protection. Every human being has a responsibility of preventing or speaking out against human rights violations. In the times we living today, human rights need protection from the lowest levels of the society.

The process of human rights protection needs to be considered from the bottom going up. The people on the ground should be the ones to raise the red flag in case human rights violations are witnessed. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

Some groups play a very important role as far as human rights protection is concerned. The human rights groups and the civil societies play a crucial role in monitoring the actions of the governments.

These groups have the responsibility of ensuring that governments do not go out of their way to misuse the powers that they have. In this article. We take a look at two groups that have been at the frontline in the fight against human rights violations in the U.S.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

CHIRLA is a human and migrants’ rights group operating in the California. The group mainly deals with the issues that immigrants into the United States face. For a long time, immigrants in the United States have been at risk of facing human rights violations than the natives.

This worrying trend needs to be eliminated, and CHIRLA is one group that has been assisting with finding a solution for this problem.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

It is a group that funds the operations of other human rights groups in Arizona. The group was created by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

The fund was created with $3.75 million from a court settlement penalty that the state was awarded in favor of the two.

Mike Baur Massively Influencing the Market via Swiss Startup Factory

The digital revolution and internet-based businesses are gradually changing the way business is operated. This revolution is dubbed as a disruptive technology because it has brought so much dynamics. It has made the world more centered, connected and faster spaced. There is no exemption as to the industries immune to the technology revolution. By extension, the best-served sector is the finance and banking which has made wealth and asset management game positively change.


Finance related technology and Innovation – Fintech has to lead to the development of innovative products such as online banking, money transfer system, loan application algorithms and digital investments avenues. In an environment that is fast changing, financial institutions are keeping par with the technological innovations and advances which have made them relevant and be sustainable.


The banking industry has had its fair share of challenges ranging from inefficient processes, financing loopholes, the high operational cost of limited access. Internet and technology have devised products which can serve all conveniently, affordably, efficiently and effectively. Mike Baur, a Swiss financier, advises enterprises that it is high time they learned how to embrace technological innovations and inventions.


This a major boost to economic activities. It has now become easy to raise capital or source for funds from investors and donors or grants. Similarly, trade is running thanks to quick transactional processing and wise resource management including investment seamlessly. The finance industry has benefited from information management, credit checks, approval process made easier and crowd-funding. Automation has increased productivity and operations. As a result thereof, this disruption has brought the needed change and growth.


About Mike Baur

He is a co-founder and co-owner of the Swiss Startup Factory that gives the first time and continuing investors’ information about how to go about running businesses. This company was founded in 2014 alongside Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. The Swiss Startup Factory has opened and launched an Accelerator program.


Mike Baur advises people to begin investing early and also take time to learn and understand the market. Planning should take a lot of time so when implementing you implement a viable project. He tells investors to develop a product that meets the market needs and not just what is thought to be wise. He had corporately worked with several institutions before venturing in entrepreneurship at 39 years of age.


This business tycoon, Mike Baur is open-minded to technology and its development which has made him relevant. He explains why technology is right to this time. The University of Rochester and the University of Berne are his alma mater. Mike Baur has been in Swiss Private Banking for more than 20 years.


Scott Rocklage helps to steer 5 AM venture to new heights

Scott Rocklage is the managing partner of 5 AM ventures. Scott joined 5 AM ventures in 2003 and became a managing partner in 2004. Dr. Scott has an experience that spans over two decades in the healthcare industry and particularly in healthcare management.

Besides stamping his authority in healthcare management, Dr. Scott also has an extensive scientific background. Rocklage earned his degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more about Scott Rocklage:

Dr. Scott later joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry. Dr. Rocklage was privileged to undertake his research in Richard Schorock’s laboratory. Richard Schorock’s won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005.

Scott Rocklage is one of the most accomplished and hardworking researchers in the medical field. Recently, Dr. Scott managed to obtain FDA approval for his three most recent drug applications that include, Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubin.

Besides spending numerous years in research, Scott has also assumed various leadership roles. Dr. Scott has served in several companies as a board member. He has served as the CEO and President of Nycomed and also as the chairman of the board for Relypsa and Novira. Dr. Scott currently serves as the board chairman of Rennovia, Kinestral, and Cidara.

Dr. Scott co-founded 5 AM ventures to help startup ventures that are struggling with healthcare management. 5 AM ventures come up with innovations to encourage scientific developments and progress of new companies. Read more: Scott Racklage | Bloomberg

5 AM ventures have been able to experience tremendous growth over the last couple of years courtesy of the new ideas and leadership skills brought aboard by Dr. Scott.

The presence of Scott Rocklage at the helm of 5 AM ventures promises the company of a bright future and guarantees the clients of better services. Dr. Scott named his company 5 AM ventures which symbolizes early hours of the day as he deals with helping healthcare enterprises that are at their early stages of formation.

About Dr. Scott Rocklage

Dr. Scott is a renowned inventor, medical researcher, author, and leader. Dr. Scott has more than thirty U.S. patents to his name. He also has more than hundred publications in various areas. 5 AM venture, one his most successful ventures support startups whose main aim is to solve healthcare needs in our community.

JHSF growth under the leadership of José Auriemo Neto

JHFS is a Brazilian company that is involved with development and management of high-end real estates. With its extreme ability to identify key business opportunities, the JHSF has been recognized as one of the most valuable development group in Brazil. The company bases of operations are mainly found in Salvador, Manaus, and Sao Paulo. Also, the company made an entry in overseas market notably in Punta Del Este (Uruguay and New York (USA).

JHSF was founded in 1972 and now comprises of four entrepreneurial units: Hotel & Restaurants Fasano, Executive Airport, Malls, and Incorporations. The unit’s operations are involved in developments and management of residential as well as commercial estates, executive hotels, shopping malls, and international high-end airports.

In the recent years, JSHF has shifted its business focus to recurring income area resulting to increment of its income. The priority has tilted to the implementation of projects characterized by the management of the retail business and executive hospitality services. This led to the opening of JHSF Participações in 2007, a company with its shares trading on the Novo Mercado of BM & FBovespa.

About José Auriemo Neto

José Auriemo Neto currently serves the JHSF as the chairman and Chief executive officer. Jose is responsible for overseeing the company interest development of the commercial and residential building. Also, he is involved in the administration of the brand’s shopping and retail portfolio in Brazil. These include the Ponta Negra shopping mall in Manaus, Metro Tucuruv and Bela Vista in Salvador. Furthermore, he is managing of construction two more development in Sao Paulo district. To know about him click here.

José Auriemo Neto joined JHFS in 1993. A graduated of Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado University in Sao Paulo, Jose is accredited for the establishment of most of JHSF main projects. In 1997, he founded the group services department, Parkbem Company. In 1998, he oversaw successful development of the shopping Santa Cruz, the group’s first shopping section.

Also, in 2009, Neto founded the first JHSF retail venture, Cidade Jardim shopping complex in Sao Paulo. This is after signing a partnership agreement with Pucci, Jimmy Choo, and Hermes. As an avid entrepreneur, JHFS is lucky to have José Auriemo Neto as its leader.


The Work History Of Dick DeVos

Mr. Dick DeVos is an author and American entrepreneur from Michigan. DeVos was brought up in Grand Rapids and attended Forest Hills School, from where he completed his high school studies. Fortunately, Dick was involved in his family businesses while still a student. Dick DeVos was also an alumnus of Northwood University, from where he received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Dick started his career at Amway Corporation, where he was in charge of the operation department. His good work made him the Vice President of the corporation. It was the responsibility of DeVos to manage the business operations of Amway Corporation in more than 18 countries. The idea was to gain experience outside his family’s territory. In 1989, Dick DeVos left the family company and started his business project, The Windquest Group. The firm is involved in the production and promoting of storage devices and closet organizers. While operating his business venture, Mr. Dick was appointed by his father as the manager of Orlando Basketball Team. The team was acquired by his family in 1991.

Two years later, Dick DeVos succeeded his father as the President of Amway Corporation. As the president, Dick oversaw the reorganization of Amway Company, which resulted in the creation of an umbrella business organization named Alticor Conglomerate. The conglomerate consists of Access Business Group, Amway Corporation, and Quixtar Corporation. Under the new business structure, Alticor Corporation managed to expand its business operations in over 50 countries across six continents. However, Dick DeVos retired from the presidency position and devoted his time to private business ventures and politics. He went ahead to pursue his dream in politics and vied as the Michigan Governor in 2006.

Apart from being a successful entrepreneur, Dick DeVos is also an active philanthropist. He is involved in several community initiatives. He is the founder of Education Freedom Foundation, which has awarded over 4000 scholarships to the needy students from Michigan. He is also involved with WMAA (West Michigan Aviation Academy), an institution that provides aviation program. Dick DeVos also worked as the Chairman of various Grand Rapids involve in the regional healthcare improvements of Michigan. Mr. Dick published his best-selling book, the Rediscovering American Values in 1997. The book is translated in 7 languages. Dick DeVos is a celebrated sailor and qualified helicopter and aircraft pilot from Michigan.

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Living the Dream of Smart Homes With Toddy Lubar

Smart homes technology is taking real estate by storm. Five decades ago, the idea of having devices and home furnishings paired with a smart device was just a concept on paper. Today, we are living the dream of George H. Bucher “The Electric Home of Tomorrow.”

The Thrill of Smart Homes

Smart homes are here to stay. From having sensors detecting walking patterns of people in and around the house to smart lighting, automatic window shades, and nest thermostats, technology has made many homes a thrill. Having smart homes has been very helpful especially to people living with disabilities. With a smart phone or a house connected to a virtual assistant, they can control every aspect of their smart homes without the limitations that disadvantaged them some five years back.

Riding the Wave of Smart Homes

It took years for smart homes to have an impact in our society. As technology improved so did the need to have instantaneous responses. According to, as we advance into a technology-dependent generation, the entrepreneurship spirit in the real estate too is a notch higher. Soon every new home will be automated not only with security features but also virtual assistants, digital clocks, and automated window shades.

About Todd Lubar

Todd Lubar is a prominent entrepreneur in the smart houses department. Having spent more than two decades in the real estate industry, he has for many years been featured as one of the mortgage originators in the US. He set out when smart homes were just a concept. Today he is driven by the need to help people own smart homes.

Todd Lubar is the President of TDL Global Ventures. Under his leadership the company has improved in the rehabilitation, purchase, selling and profit making from all kinds of family homes. His thirst for open communication with everyone is the key to TDL’s success. Todd also serves as president and Sr. Vice President to LLC and Legendary Investments respectively. Outside of real estate, he likes spending time with family, staying fit and working on new innovative ideas. He considers organization and positive thinking as keys to success.

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