Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why Prison Guards Depend on Securus Technologies

When your job is keeping the peace with inmates who would love the opportunity to hurt you, it requires nerves of steel and an iron will, not to mention the help of the latest technologies. My job as a prison guard is demanding, but thanks to Securus Technologies, it has certainly become safer in recent months. The company manufactures high quality telephone call monitoring systems used to keep close tabs on what the inmates are saying when they make calls out of the prison.

 

Securus Technologies is based out of Dallas Texas and employs over one thousand people who are committed to making the world a safer place for everyone. Even the CEO, Richard Smith, says the objective of his company to make the planet safer is something every employee including himself strive to accomplish. The inmate call monitoring system makes use of the LBS software to scan all calls out of the prison and detect certain verbiage that can help officers prevent certain crimes from occurring.

 

There’s not a day that goes by in the jail where the inmates are not trying to get one over on me and my fellow officers. Now that the LBS software is working to monitor calls, we have more time to keep a close eye on inmates in the visitor center, patrol the yard, and increase our cell inspections. The more eyes we can have in these areas reduces the chances of inmates getting or using illegal contraband.

 

Since learning to use the LBS software, the Securus Technologies call monitoring system has detected where inmates are hiding their drugs, which inmates are using drugs in their cells, and who is bringing drugs to the inmates by way of the visitor center. Each time we get the alert, we strike fast to let the inmates know they can not longer get one over on us.

 

Take Action for Better Health with a Lifeline Screening

People wanting to stay a full step ahead of any health problems are ecstatic to learn that a preventative screening is available through Lifeline Screening. Individuals can be tested for myriad of diseases and other health maladies. This testing is quick, thorough and can be done sooner than more advanced hospital tests. It is easy to schedule and appointment, and patients can choose a convenient location at that time. Lifeline Screening offers testing for many of the common diseases and health abnormalities that people are most likely to develop. Today, this simple screening can bring peace of mind to anyone worrying about individual health status.

Many medical tests require extensive, even painful or uncomfortable, preparations. This is not true for a Lifeline Screening. After ingesting a light meal, people need only to undergo a quick fast health screening, just four hours. If thirst is an issue during this fast, people may drink a little water, and coffee or tea is also allowed – up to a half cup. No laxatives are involved, so people do not feel weak for the screening. This screening may involve any, or all, of the following tests for:

• Cardiac Disease
• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
• Peripheral Vascular Disease
• Indications of Diabetes
• Liver dysfuncion
• Vitamin deficiencies
• Bone density scan
• Mental capacity
• And More – See website

Results are mailed to the patient’s home address about 20 days after appointment. Any blood test results are shared with patient during the screening time. Armed with these results, a patient can speak with their own doctor for further interpretation. A person who knows that testing indicated diabetes, for instance, can immediately make changes in their lifestyle which may ward off further problems.

It behooves people to investigate this valuable offer. A Lifeline Screening is positive step in the right healthy direction. Don’t wait for a health scare to get tested. Prevention is always a better option. Take action and call Lifeline Screening, or visit them online, to make your appointment.

Lifeline Screening info: www.naifa.org/practice-resources/prp/lifeline-screening

Orange Coast College’s new recycling facility

Thursday there was a ribbon cutting ceremony at Orange Coast College for their new $7.5 million dollar recycling center settled on 5 acres. A far cry from the original 1 acre lot, they have certainly made quite an upgrade.

 

Items you can recycle there are not limited to plastic bottles, aluminum cans, newspapers, and scrap metal. You can also hand over your cooking oil, fluorescent light tubes, household batteries, fax machines, computer monitors, and televisions. They do not accept paint, used motor oil, chemicals, hazardous waste, furniture, and marine and auto batteries.

 

This recycling program is not new, in fact, it has been running for over 45 years drawing people from all over the region. It helps drive the local economy and has been a commitment from the college for the local community. The construction of the new facility took about 16 months and is finally finished. Funding for this project came from multiple sources including Coast Community College District bond (Measure M), which was voter approved and CR&R Environmental Services. They included eco-friendly materials in their design such as solar power and lights. The recycling facility includes 45 parking spaces, women’s and men’s showers, a first aid room, offices, classrooms, a conference room, and a cleaning area. The classrooms were named after CR&R Environmental Services Founder and Chief Executive Cliff and Janet Ronnenberg.

 

In 1947 Orange Coast College was founded in Costa Mesa, California. The community college opened its doors to its first classes in the fall of 1948. It is the third largest college in Orange county with a student enrollment of over 25,000 undergraduates. Their slogan “We’ll help you get there” is a sign of their dedication to their student’s educations and bright futures.

 

Orange Coast College is a whopping 164 acre campus just a few minutes from the beach. They offer over 135 academic and career programs for students to pick from. Orange Coast College offers two year art and science associate degrees, lower-division classes that easily transfer to other universities and college, and certificates of achievement. It has been recognized as one of the nation’s best and largest community college around.

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Whitey Wolfe Rejects a $450 Million Acquisition Offer from Match Group

Some sources have reported that about two months ago Match Group’s acquisition offer of about $450 million was rejected by dating app Bumble. Match Group is an umbrella company which also owns Bumble rivals such as Tinder, Match.com, and OkCupid. Bumble has quickly established itself a standout in a crowded market, and a source proposed that the $450 million offer was considered to underestimate the app. Both Match Group and Bumble refused to confirm or comment on the bid terming the news as speculations or rumors. A Bumble rep claimed that the deal would mean that the CEO and founder of Bumble Whitney Wolfe would work in the company she has sued a few years back.

Wolfe founded the popular location based app in 2012 at the age of 22. She helped in the launching of the app while serving at the company as the VP of marketing. The app took the market and grew into a viral excitement. In 2014, she parted ways with the company and sued Tinder, internet conglomerate InterActive Corp (IAC) and Match.com. Her claims were atrocious sexual harassment and sex discrimination. The CEO Sean Rad was suspended, and the then CMO Justin Mateen was withdrawn from his position. However, Wolfe came to a settlement out of court with the startup.

Career Journey and Education Background

Whitney Wolfe is one of the founders and the former VP of marketing of Tinder. She developed Bumble app immediately after parting ways with Tinder in March 2014. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she started her first business at the age of 19. She started designing and selling bamboo tote bags after the incident of Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Her first application to the marketing school of Methodist University was unsuccessful. She chose to study Global Studies at SMU as her second choice. After completing her studies at the institution, she went to work as a sales agent for a start-up organization. With the experience gained at the organization, she came with the idea of developing a dating app that has completely transformed dating.

Learn More: www.fastcompany.com/person/whitney-wolfe

Commercials for Beneful are Fantastic

When you watch the commercials that the company Beneful has out for their dog food line, you will be impressed. They are so well done, and they allow you to see just how much the dogs enjoy their foods. The animals that they use in their commercials are energetic and playful.

Benefulcommercial makes a large line of dog foods. You can feed your pet from their selection of main dishes, and also you can give them snacks and treats from their line. When you are shopping for Beneful, you should make sure that you take advantage of any savings that you might find in terms of coupons, sales and promotions.

Watch how healthy and vibrant the dogs look in the commercials from Beneful. This is what you want your pet to look like too. Make sure that you are taking care of it right, and if you have questions, you might want to go online to be sure that you are doing the best that you can in terms of caring for your animal. It will make a difference in how they look and feel. Remember to feed them right, and with Beneful, you can’t go wrong. They make their dog foods with the highest of quality, and they ensure that they are healthy for them to eat.