Archive: June 2016

Securus Technology on Integrity


Securus Technology is one of the leading providers of criminal and civil technology solutions for monitoring, corrections, safety and investigations. According to PR Newswire, Securus has recently announced that Tel Link has breached inmate communications and there is enough reports with facts and finding that supports the issue. Securus also has series of articles that are connected with the press release to support and highlight integrity breaches and wrongdoings by GTL.

Richard A. Smith, the CEO of Securus claimed that he loves their industry that serves corrections, law enforcement and the society in general. It, therefore, offends the entire industry of Securus when integrity is offended of which GTL company is a victim. Securus, therefore unveils on PR Newswire the plans to perform review areas where things are being done wrongly using press releases that will be carried for six months.

Sample Report

The first report involves evidence that was collected by Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) when GTL served Louisiana Department of Corrections by providing outbound telecom services to inmates. After investigations, the following was found:

  • The phones provided by Global Tel Link included programmed clocks to add about 15 or 36 seconds of which is the global practice of advancing the clocks is unlawful and unauthorized.
  • The phones provided to correction institutions also were rated higher than permitted tariffs which are illegal.
  • Add-on programs used by GTL led to artificially charged money which is problematic and insidious of all activities.
  • There was a problem with GTL to bill a single call more than once which is unauthorized.
  • The practices were carried out intentionally to overcharge customers.
  • The amount overcharged because of the practices above amounts to $1,242,000.

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Securus technology is, therefore, working to promote integrity by ensuring Global Tel Link stop using programmed clocks to overcharge customers. Playing tricks on customers, and scamming them is the biggest problem that Securus Technology wants to tame.

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Tracing the Source of the Millions for the Kennedy Center Fundraising Campaign

The fundraising campaign aimed at the expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts that started back in 2013 with an aim of raising $125 million has so far surpassed its aim. Despite it blowing off its goals, it has added another $50 million to its target. The campaign has so far managed to lock up over $135.9 million to be used for the project. The project will include the construction of a riverfront, pedestrian bridge linking the Kennedy Center to the Pavilion. It will also expand the center, which was opened in 1971, with three other new pavilions, rehearsal and educational spaces, dining space and offices.


David Rubenstein, the Co-Founder of Carlyle Group, who is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center set the ball rolling by giving a $50 million donation back in 2013. No other person or entity has matched that level of generosity but the money is still trickling in. Notable donors to the fundraising include: The Boeing Co., $20 million, $10 million from Stephen and Christine Schwarzman and Jacqueline Mars. $5 million has been donated from a number of family and charitable foundations. Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and other entities have donated $1 million each.


Charity Work and Life of Dick DeVos


Dick DeVos schooled in Forest Hills Public Schools before joining the Northwood University. In 1974, he started working for Amway Corporation and held various positions in several of its divisions. In the year 1984, he made it to the post of Vice President of the Amway International and in this position, he helped it expand into 18 countries. In the year 1991, he became the President and also CEO of Orlando Magic basketball Franchise. In 1993, Dick returned back to Amway as the President and helped it record great profitability and sales.


He and his wife, Betsy DeVos, are currently involved actively with their private venture, The Windquest Group, based in Michigan and deals in Investment Management. Dick DeVos is a philanthropist and together with his wife, they own the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, where he is the President. The foundation is based in Grand Rapids area and has donated a lot of dollars to artistic, civil, educational, religious, free market economic and community organizations, since 1990. In 2010, Dick and Betsy DeVos committed around $22.5 million to help the Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management. It was renamed to the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, based in the Kennedy Center.

Luciana Lossio Will Help Make Brazil More Progressive

Luciana Lossio has been named to lead the electoral court of Brazil. She is a lawyer who has worked with the Brazilian courts her whole career, and she will now help make decisions that put the right people in office. The electoral court is important to the free and fair elections that the country holds, and it is a very important part of bringing the right people to power. Women in power in Brazil have done a lot of good work for the country, and Luciana Lossio is yet another woman who will make the country a much better place to live.

Progress in Brazil has been made on the economic front many times, and now they are becoming a more progressive country that wants to have everyone participating in their government. The government has become a great place for women to succeed, and all these women are now becoming the best people to turn to for help. Luciana Lossio will make the government more balanced, and she will make the government more accountable to the courts.

She worked for a long time as a lawyer for the courts, and she has made sure that the courts will continue to run as they did. She learned all the processes and procedures for the courts already, and she will keep those in place as she tries to make the government a better entity.

Luciana Lossio is also the right person to handle the courts because she is young. She will have many years to lead the court into the future, and she will have her own chance to put her mark on the country. The country does not want to be seen as one that does not handle its elections well, and it is also the country that is becoming one of the favored hosts for the future of sporting events. Brazil is a country that is a new superpower, and it has chosen to allow women to become some of the most powerful people in government. Luciana Lossio is a shining example of how women are more educated and powerful than ever in Brazil.

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Wengie Youtube Recap

In this 10 minute video installment of “Try it, Wengie,” Sydney’s very own Wengie tries out a Korean beauty secret known as a “rubber mask.” Wengie even explains that there a few different varieties of this mask, and includes the links in the description of the video.

Wengie explains that a rubber mask works by creating a barrier between the product and the air, therefore pushing the product further into the skin. Our bubbly host then goes on to adorably describe how to mix the mask ingredients together. Wengie then offers a step-by-step process of how to apply the mask, and makes sure to inform the audience how the mask smells and feels. She even suggests that lying down may be the best way to let the mask dry so that it does not drip down one’s face.

She leaves the mask on for about 25 minutes, all the while detailing how to mask feels as it dries. When removing the mask, Wengie notes that it is not painful to peel it off. She mentions that afterward, her skin feels cool to the touch. We can visibly see the change in her skin, which appears to glow even more after she has removed the mask. The parenthesis marks around the mouth are diminished as well. Wengie cheerfully declares that it is the best her skin has felt in a long time, and she adds that she believes that the mask has firmed her skin, too.

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