January 17 2018

Securus Technologies Finds Solution for Ending Inmate Cell Phone Activity within Correctional Facilities

When Ronald Johnson was leaving for work on the morning of March 5, 2010, he was met with an armed gunman with a rifle pointed at him. It was an ordered “hit” from inmates at the Lee Correctional Institution where he was a Captain.


“I knew immediately…this was probably a hit,” Ronald later stated. He was able to quickly get to his bathroom which may have saved his life. With his wife still asleep in bed, Ronald was shot seven times with all bullets hitting him in the stomach and chest. “I saw that he raised the barrel of a gun towards me.” Ronald said. “And I don’t remember anything after [that]…” Doctors at the hospital told his wife that his chance for survival was very thin, but with prayer and her faith in God, she held onto hope with the hospital Chaplin close by.


When Ronald recounted the prior weeks at work, he recalled having to order the confiscation of a contraband package valued at $50,000 that was for a known gang member within Lee Correctional Institution.


Through investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), it was discovered that three inmates used a cell phone to contact Sean Echols, a prior inmate at the Lee Correctional Institution, with a plot to kill Ronald in retaliation for intercepting the package. Through cell phone records, the FBI determined the ex-convict was paid a large sum of money as a down payment to execute Ronald. Sean Echols later confessed to the crime of murder-for-hire and was convicted in federal court.


For seven years, Ronald has advocated for changes within the correctional facilities regarding inmates using cell phones. In March 2017, he spoke with the Federal Communications Commission about his incident and countless others. Ronald is now a consultant for Securus Technologies. The company is the largest provider for law enforcement and correctional facilities to handle inmate communications and correctional facility monitoring using technology solutions.


The cell phone usage involving an attempted murder of Ronald is only one of many incidents within the inmate population. In a shocking video that was posted on social media by 31-year old Jose Ariel Rivera, who was in the Evans Correctional Institution on a 10-year sentence, showed him wielding a knife. He used a cell phone to post the video.


Securus Technologies wants incidents like these to end. The company has invested $40 million to the Wireless Containment System (WCS). The system was designed to interject a signal through a network to filter any incoming and outgoing cell phone activity by prison inmates. To date, with the use of WCS, Securus Technologies has already been able to detect and prevent 1.7 million illegal attempts at cell phone communication within eight correctional facilities by prison inmates.


January 16 2018

Vocal human, civil and migrants rights groups

All over the world, there are numerous groups that deal with issues related to human rights. Most of them are concerned with ensuring that human rights are observed and respected everywhere. Rights groups normally follow up on cases of human rights, civil rights or migrants’ rights violations. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

In the United States, rights groups are vocal and are a critical part of the society. They play a key role in ensuring that justice prevails for all the people living in the country and outside the country. Human rights are universal and are established under a UN Charter.

They are to be accorded to every human being irrespective of race, origin, religion, age or any other differences in the human race. Here, we will look at a number of organizations that continue to carry out the mandate of fighting against rights violations in the country.

Coalition for Humane Immigrants’ Rights

Commonly known as CHIRLA, this is one of the organizations that deal with justice for the immigrant community in the country. It is based in California, a state that has had a long history battling issues surrounding immigration. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

CHIRLA has been vocal on the topic of immigration by advocating for free mobility of people in the country as well as according equal rights to all individuals including the immigrants.

CHIRLA has been pushing for better policies and laws that will ensure human, civil and migrants rights are adhered to by all and sundry. This group is involved in educational activities that are meant to change the opinion of the people on the issue of immigration.

CHIRLA was established in in 1986 to counter an act passed in the state that made it illegal to employ undocumented workers. This act had created an opportunity for rogue employers to mistreat undocumented workers by subjecting them to exploitative working conditions.

Amazon Watch

This is a rights group that works closely with environmental organizations. The intention of this group is to protect people from adverse environmental conditions that may interfere with their basic human rights. The group is from San Francisco and was formed following the establishment of oil and gas projects in the area which has the capacity to affect the lives of people living there.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

This is another rights group, which is based in the state of Arizona. It was formed by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two are journalists and have their own media outlet known as Phoenix News Times.

Larkin and Lacey fund the operations of other rights groups in the state through this organization. They established it with $3.75 million, a compensation fee they received from the state after winning a court case regarding violation of their human rights.

January 16 2018

Entrepreneur Susan McGalla Leads Women to Success With Her Career

Susan McGalla is one of the most prolific leaders and business owners. She has lead a few businesses and shared her insights on how they can grow. The industry of her choice is fashion. She likes the idea of people dressing better and feeling better. Therefore, she has gone into the different methods that people can use for marketing and expansion. Susan has been responsible for the expansion of businesses such as American Eagle Outfitters. She has shown people that women can be very creative and innovative in their approach to business. She has also shown a lot of insight on the type of customers that fashion can attract.

With her career leading to her marketing enterprise, Susan McGalla has gathered plenty of examples that she can take from her life in order to encourage women as they move forward with their goals. While she has experienced many different aspects of success, she is aware of all of the challenges that women often face in the workplace. Therefore, she is willing to help out by speaking on these challenges. Therefore, she is often speaking on different occasions to women about what they can do in order to live successful lives as well.

Susan McGalla is someone worth listening to because she does not waste time pandering to her audience. She understands that it is not what women need. Instead, women need examples and a workable game plan to get the ball rolling. They also need the truth. People that are given an accurate picture of the path they are going to take are more likely to push through that path. For one thing, people have better knowledge of the challenges they are going to be faced with when they start to plan and carry out their dreams and aspirations. People who are oversold tend give up because of disillusionment.

January 15 2018

ClassDojo Makes a Remarkable Contribution to Classroom Dynamics

In the interest of savvy communication from the schoolhouse to home, ClassDojo comes out on the winning side of things. The awesome app makes the link between teacher and parent as seamless as can be and solves the communication gap as to what is really going on in the classroom.

The award-winning app works on all Android, Ios, and Kindle Fire devices. All the devices that are needed such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops are furnished to teachers and students free of charge. The entire process not only keeps everyone informed, it motivates students to do their best and excel in the “soft skills” of focus, perception, and determination.

In the mornings, the teacher can check the parents’ messaging system and check for any absentees due to illness or other reasons. During school, students are able to share projects, class participation, and other pertinent activities with their parents at home. Teachers can send broadcast messages to parents about special events, updates of scheduling and other items that are of general interest.

Grades, class projects, and other feedback are available to parents on an ongoing basis. Private concerns of parents can be addressed to teachers which leads to easier resolution due to the openness of the communications channels.

ClassDojo is used in 90 percent of the Kindergarten through eighth-grade schools in the United States as well as being in over 180 countries worldwide. It has been translated into over 35 different languages and is on the grow in that area. The openness and ease of communications have opened up an entirely new world for all three of the participants, the students, parents, and teachers.

ClassDojo is not at all attempting to create the perfect classroom in schools because nothing of the kind exists. Alternatively, it is a platform where teachers, parents, and students can create an environment of communications that is the best possible place for them. The simpler it is and the easier it is to use, the more chance there is for incredible events to take place.

By sharing events, results, photos, videos, and messages, ClassDojo has become the medium of exchange most highly favored by all who participate.

January 13 2018

Bringing Modular HOMES to those in need-Barbara Stokes

Majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Barbara Stokes graduated from Mercer University in 2001, having also completed studies in Manufacturing Management, Technical Communication, Structures and Properties of Materials, and Thermodynamics. This lead Barbara Stokes to positions with Pisces Corporation and Boeing where she melded her education with real-world experience before becoming the CEO of Green Structure Homes in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

Founded in 2008, Green Structure Homes of Alabama, LLC. manufactures state of the art modular homes, offices and commercial pieces that provide consistently high-quality products in a fast, reliable manner. The homes are wood-frame and steel, hurricane rated to withstand up to 130mph winds, and with fire suppression throughout. The consumers are able to have custom interior finishes with upgraded cabinets and countertops in housing designed to reduce life-cycle costs. The technology used by Barbara Stokes and company allow for fast, reliable, quality installations with minimal on-site work. Read this article at businessinsider.com.

Under Barbara Stokes’ leadership, GSH has been awarded a 28.5 million dollar contract with FEMA to open or improve their facilities in Alabama, Florida, Louisianna, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. Improvements to infrastructure, new employment and increasingly fast turn around will benefit all those who suffered damage due to the recent onslaught of hurricanes in the US and Puerto Rico. Her skills in government contracting have led to a successful relationship with FEMA and the US Government.

In addition to her work with Green Structure Homes Barbara Stokes volunteers and supports local charities in the Huntsville, Alabama area and is a mom to 3 young children.
Read: http://www.wdrb.com/story/36540872/barbara-stokes-ceo-and-scott-stokes-coo-announce-new-job-creation-at-gsh-of-alabama-llc

January 6 2018

Adam Milstein’s Philanthropic and Activist Work

Adam Milstein works at the Hager Pacific Properties where he is a managing partner. Born in 1952 in Haifa Israel, Adam is a successful estate investor who has taken a keen interest in philanthropic work to help the Jewish community. In 2000, Adam Milstein together with his wife Gila founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation with the principal aim of strengthening the ties between the USA and the State of Israel. The organisation’s primary objective is to ensure that the Jewish identity and values are protected for the future Jewish generations through training and educating young people and professionals the importance of identifying with their Jewish roots to ignite the Jewish pride in them.

Adam Milstein is educated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in the same from the University of Southern California. He started his career as a real estate agent immediately after school where he was working with his father. Milstein was recently named the Chairperson of the fastest growing Jewish organisation in the United States of America, the Israeli-American Council which he co-founded.

Inn 2015 Milstein together with Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson prearranged the introductory Campus Maccabees Summit, an event that brought together over 50organizatios and group. This function was organised to yoke the full power of the pro-Israel community to conquer hate groups distributing anti-Semitism and dishonest things about the Jewish community on America’s colleges and universities.

Adam Milstein recently came up with a podcast presenting and featuring discussions with world leaders, elected officials, activists, policymakers and artists who are at the frontline of crucial issues for the Israeli-American, pro-Israel and Jewish-American communities. Due to his efforts in protecting the Jewish community, Adam was among the top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life. He is also among the 25 topmost activists on Twitter.

Adam Milstein has been on the front of battlefields especially as a recruit into the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971. He fought on the Egyptian front under the guidance of General Ariel Sharon. He was also a participant in the crossing of the Suez Canal and the encirclement of the Egyptian Third Army.

January 4 2018

Mikhail Blagosklonny Helps Oncologists Learn More About Cancer

Even though oncologist are cancer experts, there are still many things they may not know about the treatment. They may not know what they are going to do in different situations, but they can be sure they are getting the best situations possible no matter what they are doing. As long as Mikhail Blagosklonny is running Oncotarget, he feels he is making a difference. The oncology industry can change a lot depending on what people are learning about and the treatment methods they are using to help their patients in every type of cancer and even within the various stages of cancer.

The goal Mikhail Blagosklonny has for Oncotarget is to eventually collaborate enough to where he can figure out a cure for cancer. He knows that is a lofty goal, but he hopes it will continue to help him through different situations. Mikhail Blagosklonny has always wanted to make sure he is doing the best he can to help people with cancer treatment. As long as Mikhail Blagosklonny is doing his best with the industry, he feels he can be a major part of the way things are working for others. He also wants to give back to the community so they don’t have to worry about who is going to help them or what it is going to mean for them to get the treatment they deserve. Know more about Mikhail at Philly Purge.

While there are many oncologists who are now members of Oncotarget, there are also others who are not even in the oncology field. Mikhail Blagosklonny chose to include them because he thought they would bring a lot of value. The evidence is there in that they are now helping him come up with new cancer treatment options. He even used the advice of a cosmetic surgeon to make sure he was getting the most out of the treatment he had.

Those who are not oncologists can contribute valuable help to people who are trying to treat cancer. The best way for them to do this is through helping each other and giving people the options they need. Mikhail Blagosklonny wanted to make sure they were getting the most out of these situations and they were going to be able to try different things that would help them with the opportunities they had. It was a way for Mikhail Blagosklonny to show people what they could do and how their lives could improve as a result of the help they had to give. Read Mikhail’s plans for Oncology on Healingmagic.net.

For those who work with Oncotarget, there are new things they can learn about every time they work with the publication. Even those who are just now learning about the things that are going on in the community can learn more from Oncotarget. The publication is open for students to read so they can learn different treatment options and more about cancer before they ever even have a chance to start practicing to treat it. Mikhail Blagosklonny wanted even students to be prepared to help out in the community.

View: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mikhail_Blagosklonny

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