Securus Technologies devises solution to flood of illegal cellphones

When the first cellular phones began appearing on the mass market in the mid-‘80s, they were large and extremely heavy devices. So bulky were the early cellular phones that they could usually only be installed in a car. They often took up a large portion of the available trunk space and required separate handset, transmission and antenna units.

 

These phones were also extremely expensive. The first cellular phones cost nearly $10,000 in todays money, and a typical monthly bill could easily amount to a quarter of that amount. Thus, throughout much of the 1980s, cellular phones were a status symbol, used by the rich, famous and upper-crust professionals, like high-end lawyers and doctors.

 

But as the ‘80s turned into the ‘90s, cellphones began to miniaturize. The first handheld cellphones were still as large and heavy as bricks. But this began to change in the early 1990s. The first truly portable cellphones were contained in bags similar in size to a large purse. But by the year 1995, flip-phones that could easily fit in a user’s pocket had become ubiquitous.

 

By the year 2000, cellular networks had begun to proliferate throughout the United States. Phones were now far less powerful than the first examples from the ‘80s. This was due to the fact that the proliferation of cell towers required far less energy to transmit as phone transmission follows a power law. At the same time, computing power had continued to increase exponentially, and the size of computational equipment had continued to shrink. All of this added up to cellphones that were small enough to be hid almost anywhere and that were cheap enough so that anyone could afford to own and use one.

 

Overall, this trend was great for the U.S. economy. However, it presented some real problems for the nation’s prisons. A flood of contraband cellphones began pouring into the nation’s carceral institutions. It didn’t take long before dangerous gangs were using these devices to intimidate witnesses, order hits on rivals, carry out drug deals and even put out hits on prison staff. The miniaturized cellphone was quickly proving to be a thorn in the side of the U.S. justice system.

 

The problem continued to worsen, with many hundreds of cases each year of criminal gangs using cellphones to carry out vicious and dangerous crimes. Then, in 2015, Securus Technologies announced that it had devised a solution to the nation’s contraband phone problem. The solution was known as the Wireless Containment System, a device that is capable of blocking 100 percent of illegal cellular calls originating from within the property of a prison.

 

The WCS has proven to be the death knell of illegal cell phones, completely removing the ability of gangs to use contraband phones in order to wreak havoc on prisons and the public.

 

Clayton Hutson Produces More Than Events, He Produces Quality

Clayton Hutson is the go-to man for managing, producing, and designing live concerts and events. He has performed various services for top names in the music industry, such as Pink, Kid Rock, and Garbage, while setting a unique and long forgotten standard of business and work etiquette. He recently sat down and had a question and answer session with online media The Bro Talk about his success as a live sound engineer and what makes his company different from the rest.

Hutson maintains a realistic approach to designing concerts, while still bringing creative and engaging components to enhance his clients music. He does this by looking in to all of the components, both dynamic and static, that will play a factor in the set up and tear down of his designs then creates accordingly for those challenges. Hutson feels that no detail is too small to be addressed, since his experience has shown him that its the fine details that usually cause the biggest problems.

Hutson has a high work ethic and runs his business at his standard, ignoring the industry norms of being a yes man or allowing for lower quality work in order to get the job done. Quality and consistency are the things that make his company the best in the business and he works diligently to maintain the same safe and efficient execution on every job. Having this as a center of his business platform Hutson also looks for employees who have a strong work abilities and feels that those are much more important talents than a likable nature, another stray from the norm.

Though Hutson seems to be the industry outsider because of his elevated principles, this career path is one that he has forged for himself over many years. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts in theater design and technical production from Central Michigan University. He continued on to earn a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and establish his foundation of knowledge to make his mark in the industry.

Through his many years in the business, Hutson has worked as a production manager, stage manager, and was vice-president of production for the esteem company Ronin Event Creative. After gaining experience in several positions, Hutson fell in love with rock and roll and has since dedicated his talents and efforts to being a producer, designer and manager of live tours around the world. Learn more: https://www.ver.com/featured_work/onerepublic-honda-civic-2017-tour/

Frontera Fund Urges Action Against Immoral Trump Administration Actions

The Frontera Fund, founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, is supportive of DACA. The Frontera Fund has always supported what they call DREAMers – undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children.

 

But unfortunately, the current administration does not support DACA and rescinded it in 2017. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and it provides these childhood arrivals with relief from deportation provided that they can prove they arrived in the United States before their sixteenth birthday, have been living continuously in the United States, and are currently enrolled in school, have earned a high school diploma or equivalent, or were honorably discharged from the military. Of course, this act exempts youth who have committed significant violations of the law. It provides the individuals with a work permit and social security number, making sure that their lives will not be disrupted by deportation. This program is renewable every two years and allows those enrolled in the program to obtain a driver’s license and in-state tuition fees for college in many cases.

 

The DACA has brought clear benefits to both the country and the undocumented immigrants protected by the act. Ninety-five percent of those benefited by DACA work, study, or both. They pay their taxes, and the economy is stimulated by their activity – activity such as buying homes and cars, paying for tuition to colleges and universities, and opening businesses. Contrary to popular Republican rhetoric, they are not a drag on the economy, and they don’t “steal” jobs that rightfully belong to American citizens – they promote economic growth, and have even created jobs by starting businesses in the US.

 

Due to the Trump administration’s decision to cancel DACA and to not approve any similar legislation, the undocumented youth in our country – who were not even the ones to make the choice of ending up in the United States – are suffering. New DACA applications are not being accepted, although renewals are still allowed. DREAMers have been detained by immigration for many unfair reasons, such as standing up for themselves against bullies at school and speaking out about their fear of deportation. Many of these DREAMers have been detained despite needing health care or having children who live in the United States. Families are being separated, and the current administration does not seem to care.

 

Even more legal action is being taken against states that support undocumented youth, with the Trump administration suing the state of California for its sanctuary laws, despite Trump and his administration claiming to care about the people of America, and to want to protect states’ rights. Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that the Oakland mayor warning the public that immigration and customs enforcement officers would be cracking down on undocumented immigrants was reckless endangerment of the law enforcement’s lives, when in fact deportation recklessly endangers the lives of the youth and families.

 

The Frontera Fund urges anyone concerned about the safety of undocumented immigrants to protest the rescinding of DACA and these immoral actions.

 

Why Tony Petrello Is A Staunch Supporter Of Scientific Research

Whenever a parent has a child their greatest hope is that that child will be able to live the best life possible with as few obstacles to their self-actualization as possible. It is every parent’s hope and dream that their child will be born healthy. This is why it can be so devastating when new parents learn that their child may have an impediment of some sort that could impact their development and their quality of life as an adult.

Nabors Industries chief executive officer Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia Petrello know what it is like first-hand to have a child that is born with a complication.

Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia have a daughter who was born with a neurological disorder due to the flow of oxygen being cut off to her brain as an infant. Like many parents who find themselves in that sort of situation Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia looked for answers anywhere they could find them. They found that while there was some research being conducted on neurological disorders as they occur in adulthood there was very little research being conducted on neurological disorders as they occur in children. The Petrello family looked at various kinds of scientific research that was happening at many research centers throughout the United States and they eventually decided that they would try to use their resources to promote the issue of research into childhood neurological disorders.

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The Petrello family decided that it would be best to use their resources to contribute to a local health institution. Tony Petrello and his wife made a gift of seven million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital. The seven million dollar gift that Tony Petrello and his wife gave to the Texas Children’s Hospital has been used to launch a groundbreaking research program at the Texas Children’s Hospital. That research program is known as the Jan and Dan Neurological Research Institute. The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute brings together some of the most innovative scientists and doctors working in the area of neurological research today. The current director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute is responsible for leading the team that uncovered a mutation that was the underlying cause of a developmental disorder. Tony Petrello’s support of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute has made it possible for scientists and doctors to make more vital discoveries with regard to neurological disorders in the future.

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The Fagali’I Airport – Improving Transportation Accommodations

The Fagali’I Airport is located just minutes from the beautiful city of Apia. Before it entailed an extensive number of transportation accommodations, it was just a very lonely airport that many customers would refuse to land in because they knew that the Fagali’I Airport was depleted of adequate transportation to get them where they needed to go throughout the city.

The Fagali’I Airport once entailed a runway that was of grass. The owners would see this as a need for an upgrade as other airports would use pavement for their runways. The Fagali’I Airport would make the upgrade, but this upgrade would stir up disapproval within the Fagali’I village. The noise level was of concern and the people were disturbed. The airport would close its doors as a result, but years later the Fagali’I Airport would re-open after receive a detailed inspection of the necessary noise adjustments according to tripadvisor.com.br.

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Before re-opening, the Fagali’I Airport would only service flights going to and from Savai’i. After opening, they would add an additional location in which to fly to and from: Pago Pago – the territorial capital of American Samoa. This addition to its business would increase customer count. But, after customers experienced the Fagali’I Airport and was depleted of transportation accommodations, many customers left as it was a huge inconvenience for them to bear. The Fagali’I Airport had to make adjustments and so they did. Today, the Fagali’I Airport includes many sources of transportation stemming from buses, shuttles, taxis and even rental car services.

Since the improvement in accommodations, the Fagali’I Airport has not only increased their customer count, but increased it by bringing back lost customers of the past. Although the Fagali’I Airport is small, they manage to fly our over 300 flights a month of a substantial load of passengers according to world-airport-codes.com.

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Betsy DeVos Raises Voice on Key Issues Plaguing Education

Since being confirmed by the Senate to become the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has been a busy advocate for the Trump Administration’s plans to completely revamp the American educational system. DeVos grew up in Michigan where she became a popular member of the Michigan Republican Party, serving a chairwoman for almost half of a decade. DeVos’ ascent to popularity, and eventual federal status, was due in large part to her conservative reform plans for education. She became a champion for school choice and the voucher system originally made popular by Milton Friedman more than 50 years ago. Now, DeVos is putting herself into the public arena in order to champion for more causes such as freedom of speech on college campuses and the fight for more strict gun reform in and around schools.

 

Betsy DeVos has become an almost iconic member of the Republican party because she is a strong figure for many conservative values but she is also a proponent of some moderate ones as well. In the wake of the historically tragic Parkland school shooting, where 17 students were killed, DeVos joined the calls of Democratic Congressional representatives to take a closer look at how gun reform can start to prevent these school shootings that have become so popular of late. While not a traditionally popular platform for establishment conservatives, DeVos’ willingness to join in on the gun reform conversation is indicative of a completely flexible and free-thinking leader. While gun reform is unlikely to happen overnight, the fact that DeVos joined in on the conversation is immensely important.

 

In a surprising turn of event, DeVos was extremely fiery in the language that she used in order to lobby for some sort of gun reform resolution. DeVos pointed the finger directly at Congress, and largely at the side seated by Republicans, when saying that “Congress needs to be holding hearings on these issues”. This strict departure from strict conservatism is both refreshing and indicative of the value that her voice brings to a Trump administration that can run the risk of ostracizing the other side of the political aisle on important legislative issues.

 

Outside of the debate on gun reform in schools, DeVos has also been vocal in attempting to make a difference in the way freedom of speech is being addressed on college campuses around the country. DeVos herself points to the fact that many prominent conservatives have been met with protesting and strikes whenever they come to schools to speech, citing Berkely specifically as an example. DeVos goes on to advocate the importance of “entertaining new thoughts and ideas”, citing her own personal history in higher education as she had attended Calvin College back home in Michigan. DeVos goes on to explain how important freedom of expression is to the Trump administration and she makes it clear that change needs to come to these campuses. However, you can’t coerce change from the outside-looking-in so you have to hope that more students stand up and make their voices heard.

 

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Securus Technologies Aiming to Stop the Use of Contraband Phones Inside Prison with WCS Technology

In just about any prison in the United States, the supply of contraband packages is a problem. Even after many security checks and provisions, the inmates somehow manage to get the contraband items inside the prison. It is something that can put the lives of other inmates at risk and has even taken the lives of many law enforcement officials in the past. Other than weapons and other items, one of the most common contraband items that are found inside the prison is the phones. With the help of contraband phones, the inmates can communicate news outside of the jail that they are not supposed to and can even use their extended criminal network to control illegal activities from inside the prison. It destroys the fundamental reason why criminals are incarcerated if they can engage in illegal activities from inside the prison as well. It is why catching the contraband phones is highly essential.

 

One of the companies that have been working on developing the technology to stop the menace created by contraband phones inside the prison is Securus Technologies. The company has invested more than $40 million in developing contraband interdiction technology, which would not allow any unauthorized phones from inside the prison to make contact with the outside world. The wireless carriers that these contraband phones use would be working with the company to ensure that the contraband phones are jammed and are rendered useless from the correctional facilities. Rick Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies say that Wireless Containment Solutions by Securus Technologies is the only such technology that has been tried, tested, approved, and used by the correctional facility currently. It has managed to stop over 1.7 million illegal communications from the eight correctional facilities it has been installed in.

 

The entire United States was in a state of shock when an inmate posted a video on Facebook from inside the prison using a contraband phone. The inmate was brandishing a knife in the video, which showcases the loopholes in the security parameters of the prison facilities these days. One of the former corrections officers, Robert Johnson, who has worked for over 15 years in a prison facility with the primary job to confiscating contraband phones, was shot twice as he seized a contraband package worth over $50,000. Due to his ability to detect and catch the contraband phones, he was made the target. It wouldn’t have been possible without the use of contraband phones.

 

Currently, Robert Johnson works with the Securus Technologies to help the developers build a formidable Wireless Containment Solution that would ensure that the use of contraband phones in the prisons is eliminated with time. Securus Technologies hopes that with more added features in the future, it would be able to achieve its goal without a doubt.

 

Sahm Adrangi’s Background

Mr. Sahm Adrangi is the founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC and also holds the office of Chief Investment Officer. He founded the company in 2009, and he has been actively involved in its management and other activities that have led to its growth.

Mr. Sahm Adrangi had previously been serving at Longacre Fund Management LLC where he was an Investment Analyst. Other employment ventures that he took part in include working at Chanin Capital Partners whereby he dealt with bankruptcy restructuring programs. Some of the responsibilities he took up were advising creditors, taking up bankruptcy restructuring jobs and other projects like providing counsel for people with bank debts, committees of bondholders, bankrupt companies and committees of preferred equity and other corporate agencies in need of legal advice.

Mr. Adrangi also has a working history with the Deutsche Bank where some of his responsibilities included structuring of leveraged buyouts and non-investment bank debts and bonds with high returns. Sahm Adrangi attributes his academic excellence to the Yale University where he took a bachelor’s degree of Art in Economics. He has reflected the academic achievement in his career by staying innovative and achieving more in the corporate sector.

Mr. Adrangi as the Chief Investment Officer of the company he founded, Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, has helped in making some of the best management decisions that have earned the company great profits. He initially started this investment venture success a while back when he chose against all the odds to invest in Chinese telecommunications and businesses, for example, Globalstar which turned out to be a great success.

He has further invested in Lindsay Corporation which has brought a high return on Investment. This happened in the year 2013. Mr. Sahm Adrangi also involves himself in writings that positively influence the financial sector and the money market. He has, for example, written ‘Northern Dynasty’ that had a huge influence on potential investors. Sahm Adrangi has been successful in his investment ventures and influenced the success of his company while at the same time attracting a large number of investors who wish to work with him.

Daniel Taub and a Comprehensive Work Background

Daniel Taub functions as the ambassador of Middle Eastern nation Israel to the United Kingdom. He recently went to the city of Bradford in England. The goal behind this trip was to take care of questionable remarks that were attributed to George Galloway, the current Bradford West MP. Galloway said that the area was a zone that was devoid of Israeli influence.

This was in the middle of a speech, too. Telegraph & Argus indicates that Taub was in Bradford as a response to invitations. His aim was to take full advantage of his time in the area as well. Taub was planning on organizing conferences and meetings with a good number of faith advocates, counselors and organizations in general.

Daniel Taub is without a doubt a person who has a deep passion for Israel and for the Middle Eastern region of the planet in general. His life started in the United Kingdom all the way back in the early sixties. He was born in the Western European nation in 1962. He received a strong education in the United Kingdom. That’s because he studied both at the University Colleges of London and Oxford, England.

He took his education so seriously that he even traveled all of the way to the United States in order to pursue it further. Daniel Taub went to the prestigious Kennedy School of Government located at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He appreciated his time learning and growing in the New England part of the United States. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

Daniel Taub felt an intense and persistent desire to get closer to his Jewish roots and heritage. This encouraged him to relocate to Israel at the closing of the eighties. He took the plunge and traveled there in 1989. He accomplished a great deal after doing so as well.

He worked for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) through a demanding and rewarding position as a combat medic, first of all. He even secured a job as a knowledgeable reserve officer. This was for the global law sector. Taub started his career with the Israeli Foreign Ministry back in 1991. He after that time has taken on a broad assortment of diplomatic and legal duties.

Taub is proud of the work the Yav Hanadiv Foundation manages on a regular basis. He, because of that, works as the group’s latest strategy and planning director. He’s constantly looking for opportunities to strengthen community.

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Daniel Taub

The year 1962 is when Daniel Taub was born in the United Kingdom where he attended University College which is in Oxford. He, later on, went ahead to Harvard University.

Daniel Taub later moved to Israel in 1989 and became a medic for the Israeli Defense Forces. He is an international lawyer and served as Israeli’s ambassador to the UK since the year 2011 up until 2015.

Taub was an active player in the foreign scene in Israel as he had multiple responsibilities both politically and legally. He played numerous roles in negotiation projects that the Israeli government held with other nations.

In the year 2011, Daniel Taub was appointed as the ambassador of Israel to the UK, and this came with huge economic prospects thanks to the link between the two countries. As the ambassador, Mr. Taub was very innovative, and he contributed to a variety of projects that got him nominated for the award of Grassroot Diplomat Initiative thanks to his contribution in the development of business. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/8833883/Gilad-Shalits-return-is-a-testament-to-Israels-love-of-life.html and https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/may/08/boycott-israelis-tuc-bigotry

The economic relationship between UK and Israel significantly improved in the four years that Mr. Taub was in office. The trade deals between the two countries increased and were estimated at 8billion dollars.

Daniel Taub also had a strong character and the readiness to stand up for what he believes in. He, for example, visited the Israeli free zone in Bradford for the declaration of its indifference to Israelis.

Taub claimed that his presence in the constituency was as a result of the hospitality offered to him by his friends in the vicinity. Taub has rallied for equality and the right of expression.

In 2012, for example, he expressed in the Jewish Chronicles that it is important that everyone is given an opportunity to express their feelings verbally regardless of whether or not it is against the Israeli. Daniel Taub is also a writer who has writes for the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Times to mention but a few.

In a meeting with the Queen in 2011 after his appointment to Saint James, Daniel Taub expressed his commitment to being an Orthodox Jew through his attire. Even though he was born and raised in Britain, Taub still appreciates his roots that lie in Israeli.

He expressed his pride in raising his children in the historical home after he ended his citizenship in Britain and obtained an official Israeli Citizenship. Daniel Taub has played a major role in uniting the two countries, United Kingdom and Israel.

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