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With ConnectUs By Securus, Inmates And Correctional Facilities Both Profit

Normally, a correctional facility is going to have a great deal of paperwork tied up in day-to-day operations. For legal reasons this is often a necessity. Establishing a paper trail demonstrates legal acuity, and the following of established procedures. It’s a very necessary component of the modern legal system. However, properly categorizing information can be time consuming; especially if this is done using antiquated 20th century methods. Unfortunately, most correctional facilities don’t have direct access to the kind of tech corporations do, and so must resort to older tech. That’s a problem swiftly being solved by Securus Technologies of Texas, however.

Formed in 1986, Securus Technologies is the leading technology provider for corrective facilities in the United States, and likely the world–though their concentration is primarily within the country. It is Securus’ goal to continuously be on the cutting edge of all technology developments related to law enforcement. They’ve been very successful at this over the last several decades. One of their most notable recent innovations is called ConnectUs.

ConnectUs is a platform that provides inmates with endless features and applications that were previously beyond availability or imagination. These apps and features are strictly customizable and can be completely controlled by the institution which unveils ConnectUs. The full name of this new software innovation is ConnectUs Automated Forms. All the ubiquitous paperwork of operations is consolidated digitally, saving the paper, the time, the storage, and the aggravation of antiquated infrastructural operation.

The potential for savings across the country is in the multi millions with ConnectUs. Securus Technologies already caters to some 2,600+ corrective facilities across the country. Additionally, they cater to 1.2 million inmates across the country. This from a company that only has 500 to 1000 employees, according to LinkedIn. Streamlined, efficient success is the name of the game at Securus, and ConnectUs Automated Forms just proves that once more.

CEO Doe Deere Sees Lime Crime Continue to Succeed

Lime Crime is a makeup brand that is about expression. The exciting and quickly changing trends in fashion, it is important the makeup industry keeps up with the demand for enthusiasm and creativity. That is where Lime Crime sets itself apart. Not only are they unique in the colors and styles of their cosmetics, but creator of Lime Crime, Doe Deere, has taken it upon herself to advertise in unique ways.

For the most part, cosmetic ad campaigns consist of women in high fashion wardrobes of only slightly varying styles making slow turns to the camera. This way you can see their now flawless faces in great detail. Doe Deere, on the other hand, is of the opinion that makeup should be loud and expressive, not just for concealing and accenting. Her attitude toward cosmetics, and all of fashion, really, is that it should be about the person wearing it. Believing the staunch rules of how to wear makeup are more like suggestions from one side of the conversation, Lime Crime has begun to challenge our notions of makeup with interesting, colorful, and even surprising ad style.

Another interesting approach that Lime Crime has taken in terms of spreading the good news of creative cosmetics is to employ social media, and NOT in the same way that other companies have chosen to interact with these sites. Lime Crime’s biggest spokes person is its creator, and she is not shy. Doe Deere’s photos of wild make up and edgy style can be found all over tumblr and pintrest as an unapologetic cry for more expression in fashion.

Makeup is something that a great many women use for many different reasons. Some use it to even out for a more natural look, others do it so that they can be artistic and individualistic. Regardless of the way you apply your makeup, Urban Outfitters make it clear Lime Crime is far more about the way you wear your makeup. Just ask the bright and lovely Doe Deere.

Importance of Managing Online Reputation

Since ancient times there has been this perception that reputation is very important. It does not matter if the reputation is that of a person or an organization, it all goes down to that reputation on an entity. The reputation acts as the image that people have of the person or the entity in question.

After the innovation of the internet, there came up a new type of reputation which is Online Reputation Defender. With online reputation, comes reputation management which is the process by which an organization goes about in improving its image by trying to eliminate the negative feedback in blogs and reviews. By reducing the negative reviews, the products continue to enjoy a positive status and hence increased sales. Organizations in the early days did not have the internet, so there was no need to start an online reputation manager. In today’s world, a negative online review or blog can make potential clients change their mind on whether to buy a company’s products or not. Moreover, these reviews can be shared all over the other sites and even on social media thereby making a company lose many potential clients. Studies that were recently carried out have shown that reviews can affect a brand, company, and an individual’s reputation.
Online reputation management exists to ensure that a company is always aware of the reviews being given to their products, the following of their company, and also to help eliminate the negativity of customers by providing adequate and easily understandable information to their clients.
Forbes interviewed Don Sorensen who is the founder of the Big Blue Robot, through his 13 years of experience he says that there exist some ways of making sure your company does perfect in online reputation management. He says that for a company to be updated in the market, it needs to have: a number of domains, improve the content of search engine, keeping their sites up to date, automating company’s content , expand the exposure, publish an online journal and manage reviews.

 

Kieth Mann, A Good Heart In The Hedge Fund Industry

Dynamics Search Partners, a top-tier executive talent search firm for private equity, investments, and hedge fund sectors. They have successfully paired clients and with the best of financial sector talent for a decade. Largely, their success manifests from strong partnering, social connections, and extensive networks for professional expertise to offer the best in insight and services to propel any client in parallel with the financial equity industry.

The founder and the man behind Dynamnics Search Partners, Kieth Mann is a philanthropist, public activist, and promoter of good will across the board. Through Dynamics Search Partners, Mr.Mann has developed and pushed forth a successful fund raiser that produced $22,000 for Uncommon Schools in New York. The focus of Uncommon Schools is to prepare low-income students for college and a pathway towards success and purpose in their future careers and the economy. Even before starting the fundraiser, Dynamics had pledged $10,000 to the education group, making sure that student’s testing needs are sufficient and filled. He even started his own scholarship for the newest generation of business and executive leaders, rewarding students who write a 1,000 word essay with a $5,000 gift towards tuition and fees.

Additionally, Kieth is known for his overarching respect for humane treatment of and respect for animals. In an interview with Animal Liberation Front, Kieth discusses his dedication to diminishing animal cruelty and indecent acts in the meat industry. Incredibly, as a pilot, Mann flew a group of over 40 animals from a wild fire in McMurray, saving their lives and reconnecting them with their owners. His commitment to movement is clear by words, but more importantly by his very clear and daring actions.

In respect to his career, Mann has over 15 years in hedge fund structuring and execution. His interest in the rapidly growing hedge fund sector allowed him to bridge the gap from employer to employee and from a need to the talent to fill it. Ultimately, in 2009, his Dynamics Search Partners was conceived and fills over 200 client inquiries each year.

Upcoming Real Estate Ventures: NYC

Arguably the most palpably alive city in the world, NY’s real estate market is thriving. While London still flounders in Brexit woes, the boroughs of NY are booming with real estate developments.

Hungry Brookylnites will be pleased with the addition of a 74,000 square foot Wegman’s grocery on 21 Flushing Avenue, lead by Steiner NYC as part of the revamping of Admiral’s Row. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Corporation requested for Steiner to lease the properties for 96 years, meaning the six-acre site will be redeveloped entirely.

Despite the bad reputation of some developers being classist with their notorious separate entrances in mixed-income buildings, the Bronx will be home to a brand new 154-unit residential rental building in Melrose by a more progressive firm, Omni New York. Prominent for their work with tenant advocacy groups and the go-to developer for affordable housing, this will be a more progressive Park Avenue development.

The biggest project proposed for the year is Tishman Speyer’s almost 1 million square foot office building in Long Island City. The building will have two separate towers of 27 stories and boasts a 900,509 square feet of office space and almost 28,000 square feet for manufacturing. Permit applications have already been filed with the city, meaning 2 Gotham Center will definitely be getting a new and massive neighbor.

New Yorkers interested in real estate look to firms like Town Residential, which boasts an unparalleled team of the industry’s expert brokers and agents, to cater to their many needs and whims. Both nuanced knowledge and experience are crucial to success in luxury real estate, and Town exceeded client expectations time and time again by becoming New York’s most prominent luxury real estate services firm.

Town offers numerous conveniently located offices in the busiest hubs of the city, making sure they are accessible to both representatives and customers. Consistently cited in the press for their expertise, 8 of their representatives were named as America’s Top 1000 Real Estate Professionals in 2016. A quintessential fixture in New York real estate, Town has crossed the Mason-Dixon line to also offer thousands of properties in Miami.

George Soros Offers Guidance on Ukraine

George Soros has decades of experience in handling some of the world’s most massive problems. His focus is now on the situation in Ukraine and how to best advise European leaders to make sure that the country remains free of Russian intervention and is able to stand on its own two feet in the very near future. George Soros recognizes that Europe is in the middle of facing many crises all at the same time. He certainly understands how European leaders find themselves torn on priorities for all of these situations, but he strongly urges that the crisis in Ukraine be given top priority, at least for right now.

Some people may wonder what gives Soros the authority to speak on behalf of the Ukrainian people or to offer advice on the current economic and political situation in Ukraine. His years of experience through his very own Ukrainian foundation have provided a very unique perspective on the historical trends and current situation in Ukraine for Soros. He has actual knowledge of the political and economic conditions, which are undergoing a massive transformation toward democratic principles. Soros does not want to see any of the progress lost in Ukraine, especially as it nears the culmination of years of hard-fought political battles.

Read more:
George Soros – Forbes

Europe’s Ukrainian Lifeline

Soros understands the need to be very practical in advancing the reforms in Ukraine. This is why he recommends a serious focus on breaking up the state natural gas monopoly in Ukraine so that the free enterprise system can flourish. Oil and natural gas account for such a large part of the Ukrainian economy. Soros hopes that European leaders can see the value in helping to break up the monopoly through an infusion of foreign capital investment. In order to effect the change toward foreign investment in Ukraine, Soros explains the immediate need for political risk insurance. According to Soros’ plan, the EU member counties would fund the payout for any claim based on pro-rata shares of responsibility.

Beyond the political risk insurance that Soros promotes as a solution for increasing foreign investment in Ukraine, he argues that any additional financial assistance to Ukraine should be marked as a defense expenditure for the EU. This is because any measure of strength that the EU can bring to Ukraine is a step in the right direction toward minimizing the threat of Russian aggression in Europe. For Soros, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in terms of preventing Putin from becoming an even greater global threat. Soros does not think that Ukraine is in a position to defend itself against another military attack from Russia in its current state. In light of that fact, continued assistance from Ukraine’s European friends is necessary to bolster its military defenses against Russia. While Soros contends that sanctions against Russia were a necessary evil in addressing this situation, if Russia continues to deescalate its aggression, then the sanctions should be lifted as a reward. As Soros demonstrates, this is a complicated international situation that demands serious attention.

Learn more George Soros:
http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527

Shaygan Kheradpir Revitalizes Coriant As Their New CEO

Shaygan Kheradpir, presently the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Coriant. Coriant is a dynamic company offering its customers solutions to industry cable, transport, and technology accessibility. Products ranging from transport network management systems to cross-connect platforms and accessories. Coriant offers global services by strategically partnering with businesses offering service solutions.

Kheradpir’s experience in business and technology fills over 28 years of financial services, technology, and leadership. Kheradpir began his technology career at GTE Corporation, moving quickly to EVP and Chief Information Officer of Verizon as part of their executive team moving the firm into an efficient, innovative, streamlined service provider.

Shaygan Kheradpir holds his bachelor and master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University. Throughout his career, Shaygan has patented multiple items in the media and telecom industry and served on the advisory board of the U.S. National Insitute of Standards and Technology.

As the CEO of Coriant, Shaygan Kheradpir brings with him a breadth experience, technology, and ingenuity working closely with the senior management. He is walking into this position with his eyes wide open. Kheradpir has spent time working with the management team early on to ensure his approach will blend and improve strategies as he progresses in his new CEO position.

Kheradpir spent approximately 10-months preparing for his new position as CEO of Coriant melding his style with the present management style to ensure the transition was cohesiveness. Seamless transitions are always an aim for new management, but change never comes without a few ripples in the water, and that includes improved management. Although Kheradpir has had a very interesting and varied journey in his career, technology has always been at the forefront of his mantra. Advancing technology, placing it into operation at the right time while focusing on business growth and profits is difficult. Blending and introducing the right blend of technology to the customer base takes planning and seamless motion.

Quoting Shaygan Kheradpir, “be it a few people or a few thousand people, the key was always to take a step back, look at the responsibilities assigned and try to figure out how to make a big difference in markets and the customers that we serve.” Excellent advice for many business operations. One way to be noticed and many times receive approval is to use this technique suggested by Kheradpir.

Much of this information was obtained from The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets, where Peter High interviewed and wrote articles about innovative ideas in the world of techno-info.

Read further at http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548

 

A Guide to Burying Negative Searches

Reputation is everything, and it takes effort to maintain a good reputation, whether online or offline. A great reputation will take you everywhere. Any successful company can attest to this. Particularly, now that almost everything can be done online and customers will be searching for products and service over the internet. Companies need to do everything to ensure that they get positive searches. Otherwise, even their digital marketing efforts could be jeopardized. However, if bad articles do appear, all is not lost. With the following guide, you can bury negative articles appearing on your searches.

SEO Reverse
If you are getting negative searches, the first thing you can do to correct the issue is do an SEO reversal. An SEO reversal involves utilizing positive keywords below the negative searches. This is important on pushing down the negative articles, such that, they no longer appear on the first page of search engines.

Blogging
Blogging is also a great way of burying down negative articles. You can choose to blog on your company’s official website or you can choose to blog externally. If you choose to blog externally, ensure that the URL link contains your company name. Make sure that the content you post in your blog are high-quality and helpful. This will help people forget about the negative articles in no time.

Get Active on Social Media
If your company does not have social media accounts, it is time that you had one. Open accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. Do not stop at that. Ensure that you post positive posts on a regular basis. This accounts, along with your posts will be listed on various media. Therefore, pushing down any negative searches.

Responsiveness
Responsiveness will help you avoid the negative searches in the first place. You should create a reliable forum for your customers to give feedback. Ensure, that complaints are addressed immediately. This will prevent customers from taking to the internet as the only means to be heard. This protects your brand from negative profiling.

Get Help from a Professional
If you cannot do it by yourself, get the help of a professional. Bury Bad Articles is one of the leading companies, handling such situations.

About Bury Bad Articles
As the name states, the company is involved in burying bad articles. The company was established with an aim of helping companies manage their online reputation by eliminating negative articles.

Helane Morrison’s Success As A Compliance Officer

Unlike in the past when chief risk officers (CROs) were only found in the insurance industry, these professionals are now getting more roles, especially in financial firms. Apart from the technical expertise that they have always employed in their day-to-day duties, the firms require CROs to be critical thinkers and have excellent leadership qualities.
I believe that the 2008 financial crisis spearheaded the introduction of CROs to the financial firms. These professionals were the only ones who could enhance transparency, accountability and risk management that was demanded by the financial regulators. The new roles require the professionals to augment their broad and independent view of their organization in order to anticipate any potential disruptions besides advising the firm accordingly.
Identification, monitoring and mitigation of risks are important to financial institutions as they determine the success of most financial services. This ensures that market risks, operation risks and credit risks are managed appropriately. I agree that in order to manage a company’s reputation and conduct risk analysis, CROs should work closely with compliance officers. This information was originally reported on The Wall Street Journal as posited in the following link Chief Risk Officer on a Broader Role.
John Olert, Fitch Group’ CRO, is an example of the close relationship that exists between CROs and compliance officer. He worked in the compliance department of the group for some years before becoming the acting chief compliance officer. During his time in the office, he was charged with managing regulatory risks for the company. Following the 2008 financial crisis, he was involved with setting up processes and structures that the group used to assess and manage risks. These efforts saw him become the firm’s first chief risk officer in 2010.
About Helane Morrison
An example of a chief compliance officer who works interacts with CROs is Helane L. Morrison of Hall Capital Partners LLC. She is the managing director and doubles up as the General Counsel of the firm. Helane serves on the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Hedge Fund subcommittee. Morrison is also a speaker. She speaks lecturers on how private funds and investments advisers are affected by compliance and legal issues.

Ms. Morrison has worked with many institutions and influential individuals. She started her career as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun before joining Howard, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin as an attorney. She also worked at the San Francisco SEC office before joining Hall Capital Partners LLC in 2007. Helane has a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and studied law at the University of California.

Michael Zomber Is More Than Just an Arms Dealer

Michael Zomber is a name that many people think about when they think of historians.  By and large, he is actually much more of a collector than anything else, though it is true that he does deal in some arms of an antique nature. His fascination with antique arms started at a relatively young age. Over the years, he has managed to build up a rather impressive collection of items. These items include not only guns of various types that were used during some of the most formative decades in history, but also ancient swords and other arms of a similar nature that were carefully guarded centuries ago. Obviously, Zomber is not your everyday, run-of-the-mill collector.

What he is, however, is someone who truly understands the bigger picture when it comes to these types of items. After his exoneration, Michael understands that much better the historical significance behind them and he knows that is what makes them so important. It isn’t so much about the item itself, but far more about what it represented in history and how it helped shape individuals from every conceivable area of the world. Without these arms, the world might indeed be a very different place than it is today. This is why he goes to such extremes to collect the antique arms that he is in search of.

This has led to a number of additional opportunities for Zomber and others associated with him. For instance, he is heavily involved in the film industry, largely because of his enormous collection of antique arms. In addition, he is a generous philanthropist and has used his success as an arms dealer to help other individuals who are not as fortunate. Without his success, it is highly doubtful that he would be in a position to help these individuals like he has in the past. Therefore, Michael Zomber cannot be described in a single term such as arms collector. Instead, he has used his love of antique arms to affect many different areas within his own little corner of the world.  Follow his journey through Facebook.