Securus Technologies may have finally solved the contraband cellphone problem

The role that cellular communications have played over the last 30-plus years in shaping the U.S. economy and growing the nation’s productivity and wealth can hardly be overstated. Cellular technology has made it possible for people to communicate and work in ways that had never before even been imagined. But they have also presented a unique set of problems. This has been especially true in the U.S. prison industry.

 

The first cellphones started coming on the scene, en masse, in the mid-1980s. These first cellphones were almost exclusively installed in cars because their components were extremely bulky. This was partially due to the larger size of first-generation electronics. But it was also due to the fact that early cellphones were as much as 1,000 times more powerful than today’s phones. This was simply due to the fact that there were far fewer towers. Amazingly, some of the first analogue car phones had reception quality and range that was not too much worse than that of the average cellphone in 2010.

 

However, by the mid-90s, the proliferation of cellular networks and towers and the rapid miniaturization of the now all-digital phones meant that the average size of a cellphone had shrunk considerably. The 90s saw the advent of the famous flip phones, the first cellphones that could easily fit in a user’s pocket. By 1999, highly effective cellular telephones were being produced that were small enough to be concealed almost anywhere.

 

Good news for business, bad news for prisons

 

In 1995, cellphones were still a convincing status symbol, used by the highly successful and elite public officials like detectives. But by 2005, they were prolific, with almost all American families having at least one cellphone. This proliferation was great for the U.S. economy as a whole. But it would quickly prove disastrous for U.S. prisons.

 

Cellphone soon flooded the country’s jails and prisons, fetching prices of up to $300 per phone. This influx of illegal cellphones, which could now be used effectively in almost any U.S. prison due to improved cellular networks, undermined the security of prisons and allowed prisoners privileges to which they were not entitled. But the real problem these phones posed was giving dangerous gang leaders the ability to communicate orders easily and effectively, without limitation, to soldiers on the outside.

 

Cellphones allowed these gangs to conduct drug deals, intimidate or assassinate witnesses and even order hits on guards and other law enforcement personnel. These phones therefore posed an existential threat to the safety of institutions and the public. Something needed to be done.

 

Then, in 2016, Securus Technologies unveiled its Wireless Containment System, a technology capable of completely blocking all illegal cellular calls placed from within a prison. Today, the WCS is rapidly spreading, finally marking an end to the epidemic of illegal cell phones.

Hussain Sajwani Says His Catering Business Must Always Have A Special Place In Company Legacy

Hussain Sajwani is an Arabian real estate investor and hedge fund manager who has had some of the world’s most exotic hotels and resort homes built. He’s the founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties based in Dubai, UAE and he’s formed some major partnerships throughout his career including with current US President Donald Trump. But what he still values highly is how his business roots got started in catering food across the world. While his catering business was just a step towards what he’s doing now, Sajwani has considered it an honor to serve some of clients he has in that business including the US Military during Desert Storm in the Gulf War. He even has a commemorative plaque that he keeps in his headquarters and even still has catering services among his other property functions that he says are highly important to delivering first class experience.

 

Before becoming the DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani worked for a major oil drilling and refinery company in Abu Dhabi known as ADNOC where he served as their contracts manager. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington and setup his catering business during this time. Sajwani became interested in real estate because both residential and commercial properties in the UAE were booming in the early 1990s, and he saw an opportunity to expand on the success of his catering services. He formally established DAMAC in 2002 though he had acquired Anwar Ceramic Tiles and started DICO Investments several years earlier. The first world class hotel property completion was Marina Terrace, and this was later followed by Versace-designed DAMAC Tower.

 

Hussain Sajwani first met Donald Trump around the time he broke into real estate, but the first big joint investment between the two men was the resort at the Tiger Woods golf course in 2011. Five years later not long after Trump had announced his bid for the US presidency, Sajwani helped complete the Trump World Golf Club. Sajwani considers himself to be a real close friend of the president and his family, and he’s visited him both at Trump Tower and Mar a Lago. He hopes that even though Trump is now focused in being America’s Commander-in-Chief, that his sons Eric and Donald Jr. will continue working on new deals between their organization and DAMAC.

 

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Dr. Saad Saad, the Pediatrician with a Heart of Gold

Dr. Saad Saad grew up in Kuwait after they moved from Palestine where he was born. He comes from a family of eight children who are all well-educated. He decided to pursue a career in medicine when he joined Cairo University for his degree in medicine. His internship and residency were done in England and the U.S. respectively. The success that was instilled in Dr. Saad as a child did not stop with him, he passed it down to his children. He had 4 children who are equally as learned.

 

Dr. Saad Saad specializes in pediatric surgeries and has come up with various ways of performing these surgeries. He has over four decades of experience in pediatric surgeries and has performed various procedures on children. He has also gone an extra mile in volunteering his services to children who can’t afford to pay for medical care in Jerusalem. He worked for various hospitals including K Hovnanian Children Hospital where he served different positions.

 

Dr. Saad was not passionate about medicine at first until he realized he really enjoyed staying indoors when it was unbearably hot in Kuwait. When he moved to the United States, Dr. H Biemann Othersen mentored him and taught him treasured lessons on how to be a good pediatric. He learned the importance of overlooking things like race and abilities and be motivated in working hard in making people better. Dr. Saad is enthusiastic about the new developments in the treatment of diseases that are life threatening such as cancer.

 

Dr. Saad Saad takes his time doing research and coming up with new ways to help people. His strong organization skills have gone a long way in making him achieve his goals and do more. He is a strong believer in following one’s dreams until they are achieved. Dr. Saad also insists on the importance of preparation before surgeries to make the best out of it. Coming from a poor background, he understands that determination is a key factor for success. He currently practices in the United States and is still affiliated with a lot of hospitals. His specialization is in surgery and has made it possible for a lot of people to access medical care by broadening his covers.

 

Dr. Saad has left a lot to be emulated by the people he has interacted with. He believes that everyone should be treated equally as no one special in the eyes of God. Having been brought up in a humble background, he still believes that humility and kindness should be shown to everyone. He lives by example through practicing this in his area of work. He continues to consult and mentor various doctors with the same principles.  Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md

The Philanthropy Of CEO Tony Petrello

Even though he runs one of the biggest companies in the American oil and gas industry most people don’t have any idea who Tony Petrello is. This is because he’s humble and doesn’t seek the limelight like some of his contemporaries do. He is the chief executive officer of Nabors Industries, Ltd, a firm operationally based in Houston, Texas. His company is part of the S&P 500 and earned $2.564 billion in 2017 with $503 million of that as profit.

Tony Petrello is also a big philanthropist. A recent example of this took place after Hurricane Harvey went through the Houston area, flooding and damaging many homes. Many people lost everything and had no access to basics like clean water, food, and clothing. After the coast was clear Tony Petrello let everyone at Nabors Industries know they could help out their fellow citizens instead of going in to work and they would be paid for it. As a consequence employees of the company fanned out across the greater Houston area getting basics to people in need.

The employees of Nabor Industries also raised almost $175,000 to help those in need, named the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. Out of his own pocket Tony Petrello matched the funds and the money was used to help people recover. He also had the kitchen facilities in his company’s headquarters open up for area residents so that they could get hot food three times a day.

In 1997, Tony’s and his wife, Cynthia, had a baby daughter. She was very premature and as a result she wasn’t able to get enough oxygen to her brain. She had a series of operations but ended up with cerebral palsy. Due to this everyday things like eating are a challenge for her to master. By going through this experience they realized that little was being done in the way of research to help children like their daughter, Carena.

Tony and Cynthia decided to agents of change in regards to childhood neurological conditions. They gave $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospitals research team. He also went out on lunches with business associates on a regular basis to get more money raised to support this type of research. As a consequence Texas Children’s Hospital has become a focal point of childhood neurological diseases research into both the causes of these as well as how to help those who live with it.

Tony is graduate of Yale University with degree in Mathematics and Harvard University with degree in Law. He worked for so many years as attorney and managing partner in a firm in US. He is the current CEO of Nabors Industries.

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Samuel Strauch Is A Very Good Real Estate Investor

Samuel Strauch is a very good real estate investor who has done a lot of good for the people of south Florida. He grew up in the area, and he has made sure that all the people that come to him get the help that they need.

He wants people to know that they can get something that will help them make the most money, and he also knows that all these people will be so much happier. There are a lot of people we hope trust in Metrik Real Estate where Samuel has built his own company, and they learn that Samuel Strauch can help them make money.
 
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Samuel Strauch went to college at Hofstra University, and he has come back to the family business after school before starting his own company. He knew that he could make a huge difference in the way that people make their investments. There are some people who will get help with their investments because they can learn how to make money off of this. They can get Samuel Strauch to take them through all the investments that they want to do.

He will help them find a house, or he will help them when they want to buy a commercial property in Miami. There are some people who want to have something that will make them the most money, and it will show them how they can make the most money on all the things that they have put their money into over time in Florida. Starch loves photography and arts.

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Ronald Fowlkes is Now a Part Owner of FirstSpear

Dedicated father, hockey enthusiast and director of business development at Eagle Industries Unlimited and FirstSpear, two of the most respected tactical gear manufacturers on earth. Ronald Fowlkes is all of these and more.

 

Ronald Fowlkes’s love for hockey stems from his passion for teambuilding and commitment to protecting and helping one another. On his Medium-blog Ronald explains his interest in hockey and why certain elements of the game are changing for example, fighting in hockey has decreased substantially and is not as important as it used to be. However, Ronald goes on to explain how fighting will always be a part of the game, to protect your teammates from illegal hits and to develop camaraderie that only exists in team sports and combat.

 

Ronald Fowlkes has had team building experiences during the first Gulf War where he served for four years. He was meritoriously promoted twice during his tour of duty and as a marine he understands the value of protecting the man standing next to you. He took part in both, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

 

After leaving the military Ronald felt he needed to do more for his country and those he served with so, he joined the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Origination (JIEDDO). This organization eradicates enemy IED threats on the ground protecting friendly forces and their vehicles. Almost two-thirds of all American casualties came from IED’s during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ronald’s experience in the marines helped JIEDDO improve its detection capacity and reduce the number of casualties from IED and bomb threats.

 

After several years, Ronald returned to Missouri where he joined the St. Luis metropolitan police department and served as a law enforcement officer, SWAT instructor and Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) leader for thirteen years. Everywhere Ronald went he improved the tactics, leadership and management style. He increased the teamwork of the entire organization at JIEDDO and the St. Luis police department. As an HRT team leader he trained countless recruits and took part in over 250 high-risk entries every year.

 

Ronald brought down gangs and reduced the violence and narcotics distributions in his community making it a safer place for everyone. After taking his community back from gangs and violence he can couch his son’s hockey team on weekends with out fear or disruptions.

 

Today, Ronald works as the director of business development at both Eagle Industries Unlimited and FirstSpear. Both companies produce high-quality outdoor gear and tactical equipment. As director of business development Ronald oversees the training of over 150 Eagle Industries employees and improves and develops new technology and products that are more functional and robust. Ronald used FirstSpear products in the marines as well as during his law enforcement days. It is a fitting end to a relationship as Ronald is now a part owner of FirstSpear.

 

Sahm Adrangi: Establishing a Financial Firm

Sahm Adrangi is a young entrepreneur who wanted to accomplish so many things in life. He is most well-known for establishing the Kerrisdale Capital Management, a financial firm focusing on assisting people who wanted to become successful traders. He is the current Chief Investment Officer of the company, and recently, the Kerrisdale Capital Management became the topic of several headlines across the country. It was reported that Sahm Adrangi would be investing more than $100 million, and he will be using all of the money to purchase stocks from a company that is yet to be unveiled. The company’s shares have been made available to the public, but the company’s identity is still a secret. Being the first of its kind to this kind of trick, several experts lauded the bold move of Sahm Adrangi, and they stated that it could become beneficial for the Kerrisdale Capital Management, regardless whether the stock they purchased is from a low performing company. However, others have warned him that it can also fail and his actions can backfire.

Despite the speculations about what could go wrong, Sahm Adrangi kept his focus on doing what he thinks would be the best for his company and his clients. He revealed that the amount he used for buying the stocks came from his clients, who voluntarily gave out $100 million so that he can purchase the shares. He promised that he would do everything so that he could return the money to his investors, with a considerable profit. Since starting a career in the financial world, Sahm Adrangi has been known to investors as a risk investor. He has an extensive track record, and all of it shows that each risk investment that he entered ended in huge profit. His expertise in risk investing resulted in his current colossal following, with people approaching him just to ask for advice and techniques on how to become successful traders.

Sahm Adrangi continues to draw in more investors to invest in his company. His performance is also doing well, and he stated that his expertise in risk investment would only bring in more people who would like to learn more about trading.

Bob Reina Introduces Live Meetings Application.

The world of video marketing has been electric with innovation over the past decade and no company has done more to make it happen than Talk Fusion. Based out of Tampa, FL, Talk Fusion is one of the foremost innovators when it comes to producing and releasing video marketing solutions to companies in need. Talk Fusion has been capably led by their charismatic leader Bob Reina for the past ten years and it was he who took to the press in order to introduce their most interesting product yet, Live Meetings. The Live Meetings marketing application could be a true game-changer in the digitally-driven world that we are currently living in.

 

So, what exactly makes Live Meetings special? Why is Bob Reina taking to the proverbial rooftop to let everyone know that this product is available? Well, the primary reason is simple: the Live Meetings application is an essential product for companies that want to broadcast their message far and wide by way of video. Live Meetings is a video conferencing application that has been built on the back of WebRTC technology. The primary structure of the application is built for companies to broadcast their message to upwards of 500 people at a time with up to 15 hosts rotating their time on camera.

 

Now, if LIve Meetings sounds similar to other

video broadcasting applications, that is only a superficial observation. The truth is, Talk Fusion is one of the few companies to turn to and embrace WebRTC technology as a platform but they won’t stay alone for long. WebRTC technology allows customers to integrate marketing applications without having to download special programs or install special browser plugins. All that you need for the Live Meetings application to function is a linked URL, that’s it. From there, the WebRTC coding allows the video broadcasting application to work across platforms with ease.

 

Bob Reina and the Talk Fusion team have been carefully crafting their marketing toolbox for the past decade. Reina, a former sheriff’s deputy, has turned wholesale to video marketing after finding success with his company early on. Reina and CTO Ryan Page continue to craft industry-changing products that help companies reach out to their consumers and effective and efficient ways. Live Meetings is the latest tool to be released on the market but it certainly won’t be the last and companies looking to keep up in the industry would do well to take notice. Learn more:  https://homebusinessmag.com/author/bob-reina/

 

Plan Your Holiday Party without Stress

No matter a person’s age, race, or religion it’s safe to say they enjoy the holidays. Holidays are a time of fun, assembly, and spending time with family, making them a perfect time to have parties.

If you have chosen to plan a holiday party and is a little inexperienced and nervous don’t worry. Just relax and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. With a flexible plan, a bit of creativity, and solid execution hosting a memorable party is easy.

The first part of planning your holiday party is finding a good location. The atmosphere of your party will heavily depend on the venue. A restaurant or hotel, among other venues, are perfect for hosting intimate parties, plus this way you don’t handle the food, decor, or cleaning. If you think you’re up to the more difficult task you can easily host an elegant party in your home.

Decorations can also affect the atmosphere. There are many ways to create a beautiful backdrop for cheap.Something simple like fruits and vegetables in a bowl can make for stunning centerpieces.

Food enhances any party. Unless you are hosting a dinner party snacks, and appetizers are a must. And since it’s the holidays the clean up is less of an issue considering holiday parties are the perfect time to use disposable silverware and paper plates.

Lastly, and most importantly, set a budget you can work with and stick to it. It’s not as hard as you think host an inexpensive event that guests feel was planned by a professional. So go and enjoy your holiday.

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Twenty Three Layers is one of the foremost event planning companies NYC. What separates the full service event planning firm from other event planning companies NYC is its attention to detail.

It has built a great rapport with many reputable establishments and vendors. It employs some of the best corporate event planners NYC. Hiring Twenty Three layers will make hosting an event a stress free experience.

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The Changing Architectural Themes and the Leadership of American Institute of Architects

The changing architectural concepts, ideas, and themes are the soul of the architecture industry since it started shaping buildings. The evolution of architecture over the centuries has a direct link to the advancement of human communities over the years. Architecture has taken specific themes in almost every decade, and it was addressing the serious issues of each decade through its fine solutions. In the last century, American Institute of Architects was taking the leading role of transition of architectural themes and bringing new trends into the mainstream. The professional association created by the architects of the United States in 1857 is quick enough to grasp the changing needs of the building industry.

Robert Ivy, the CEO of the association, confirmed that recent years saw revolutions around public health. Also, architecture got a deep association with technology to make the jobs of architects efficient and easier. Ivy says if the last decade was more focused on formalism by considering buildings as objects, current decade sees buildings as social engines. Also, modern-day architects have varied interests and giving prominence to public health considering its influence in the modern-day living. The young architects are very much socially engaged and thinking about solutions that can address the needs of diverse populations.

According to Robert Ivy, architecture can significantly influence the rate of non-communicable diseases as well. This is especially true to people who are facing lifestyle diseases as heart issues, blood pressure, diabetes, and more. Smart designing ideas that are promoting the physical activities of the inhabitants are the right choice to limit the rate of non-communicable diseases. For instance, walk-up stairs in buildings and long corridors are forcing its inhabitants to increase their rate of physical activities, and thus reduces the chances of lifestyle diseases. The access to fresh air, clean and sanitized water, proper sunlight are the other factors that are traditionally contributing to the health of the inhabitants.

Robert Ivy says that materials selection also plays a major role in deciding the health of the individuals living in the buildings. He identifies that most of the architects are eager to promote safety, health, and welfare through their projects. Also, people tend towards well-being rather than welfare in the recent years. Technology is another area where the architects are more enthusiastically working. Due to that reason, AIA started promoting tech events and introduced many tech solutions to bring architects and common people together.

Under Robert Ivy, AIA has sponsored hackathons to integrate technology into architecture and created an environment of contests which is part of the architecture world. Additionally, AIA also took initiatives to introduce apps that are fitting or answering the needs of architecture design ecosystem. The apps have brought interaction between architects and people more fruitful. Read more on HuffPost:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/robert-ivy-faia