Securus Technologies Successfully Tests Drone Detection System

It seems that prisoners inside their cells have also been using drones for their own purposes. There are reports indicating that some public officials were alarmed with recent developments showing that drones have also emerged as a threat at jails and prisons. Apparently, there are people who have been using drones to deliver illegal contraband to jail inmates. Thankfully, reports are also saying that Securus Technologies, a tech company based in Carrollton, has an answer that may stop this threat from growing. Securus has recently announced that it has successfully completed its pilot programs that are utilizing technology for drone detection. The aim of these programs is to deter contraband delivery to prison inmates.


Securus Technologies is a company that offers software solutions for public safety. Its representatives say that this recent development shows that drones are not only emerging as threats to public safety officials but to prisoners as well. People outside of prisons are now using them to deliver contraband such as drugs, cellphones, pornographic reading materials and many more illegal items to prisoners. A USA Today report indicated drones have been used in the last five years in attempting to deliver contraband to prison inmates in federal prisons. The same report also said that similar attempts were recorded in state facilities. Criminals are now realizing the potential of drones as tools in accomplishing their bad deeds, the report added.


The report also said that in March 2015, a Victorville, California high-security inmate recruited a person to sneak in two cell phones into the prison facility by using a drone. Apparently, a prisoner was able to retrieve the items since the drone delivery was not detected until five months later, the report added. In a separate press release, Securus Technologies reported that its staff has worked closely with its technology partners for 18 months to investigate what is required to design, install and deploy its pilot programs for drone detection. The tech company claimed that resources, investments and trials will eventually make improvements on the technology. They are satisfied with the results of their pilot programs and claimed that they were outstanding. Through these pilot programs, Securus Technologies were able to identify new methods and tactics of detection to enhance prison security, the press release added.


The use of drones to smuggle contraband to prisoners and jail inmates shows the high level of innovation and initiative that criminals are capable of in trying to trick the current security measures deployed in the country’s prison facilities. With Securus’ drone detection technology, this threat may be completely stopped. This system of detecting drones utilizes the infrastructure called DAS or digital antennae structure. It is similar to the Wireless Containment System designed by Securus Technologies. This company’s experience in serving the needs of the country’s prison system has helped them fine tune the development of drone detection technology.


O2Pur is a company investors should be looking hard at

If you are someone who is looking to find something brand new to invest in, then you are going to want to take a good long look at firms like O2Pur. O2Pur is a firm that is rapidly growing because the people who are looking to invest in this company are those that understand that eCigs are only getting more popular the further we go into the 21st century. When you are talking about eCig companies you are talking about a company that will offer all kinds of great flavors and tools that allow people to get everything they could possibly want in order to try out eCigs or keeps their eCig habit going.

Companies like O2Pur are making headway when it comes to investors because they are replacing companies that have been around longer but they are having to fight through some pretty bad reputations. Tobacco companies are seen as about as bad as any company in the United States these days. States, cities, and counties are all looking to tax these firms out of existence. Those taxes are also making sure that consumers aren’t going to purchase the product. This means that tobacco firms are losing money hand over fist, even if they are still seeing a positive bottom line.

O2Pur and other companies like them are filling the void that is being left by the firms that were peddling Winston Salem and the like. People are looking at these as an alternative to what people can smoke when they are talking about cigarettes. These kinds of firms are also ones that are looking for investors to keep the cash flow going. Because this is still a relatively young business sector. That means that you can invest quite a bit of money and buy quite a bit of stock.

David Giertz Gives Financial Advisers Advice on Social Security

The President of Nationwide Financial’s sales and distribution division has some critical career advice for financial advisers. If they want to retain their clients they need to help those clients optimize their Social Security benefits as well as the rest of their retirement financial situation. Social Security can be up to 40% of a retiree’s income, so maximizing that is crucial, and can mean a big difference in the retired client’s lifestyle and quality of life.

Yet, Giertz says, in a survey conducted by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, most clients said their advisers did not bring up the topic. However, four out of five of those respondents also said they would switch advisers if they did not. Therefore, mastering Social Security and helping clients with it is a vital body of knowledge that affects the incomes of financial advisers.

Social Security is not simple. The Social Security Handbook contains 2700 rules. That’s why so many financial advisers prefer to avoid the topic. They don’t feel confident they have the expertise on it, so they lack confidence. However, clients who made the wrong Social Security decisions can lose a significant amount of benefits or pay additional taxes on it.

“Our parents and grandparents had pensions,” Giertz told CNBC. But those pensions are “drying up.” That makes maximizing Social Security benefits a vital part of everybody’s financial plan for retirement.

Yet a study conducted by the Nationwide Retirement Institute showed 30% of people receiving retirement benefits receive less than what they expected. And that’s up from 22% in the 2015 survey.

David Giertz has over 30 years of experience in the financial services advisory business. He started out with Nationwide Financial in 1999, as Regional Vice President in Miami, Florida. He ran the Southeast Territory, which is seven states plus Puerto Rico. In his five years in that position he increased the Southeast Territory’s revenue by 48%, leading to a promotion to President of Financial Institutions in 2004.

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Dr. Saad Saad on why he became a doctor and what he does before surgery

Dr. Saad Saad has an interesting story to tell. He was born in Palestine and has seven siblings. They all had so much potential and used it to their advantage. The up and coming doctor moved to the United States 45 years ago to start a new life and pursue new opportunities in the medical field.


Saad is a pediatric surgeon that has performed thousands of surgeries creating new surgical procedures in the pediatric realm. He has even patented two new inventions. Doctor Saad Saad has a passion for giving back and has traveled to Jerusalem on an incredible eight medical missions to help children get complex surgeries poor disadvantaged children desperately need for free.


He decided to pursue a profession in the medical profession from working with his older brothers. They worked construction and Saad Saad wanted to be just like them. Working in the hot summer heat was enough though to change his mind. He decided that he wanted to work where air conditioning indoors. He has worked with some of the greatest pediatric surgeons in the United States and has learned a lot from them. One of the biggest lessons he learned was to treat every child equally no matter their background or status, or race. He also learned to be a hardworking person who is honest and kind. Keeping up on trends the doctor is excited about how genetics will impact medicine and how we treat patients. With a person’s DNA you can prevent, diagnose, understand, treat patients individually. This will be a more effective way to treat patients because it will be specific to them, and not just a one size fits all method. Saad Saad stays productive and efficient by be organized and doing lots of research. When performing surgery he uses a new techniques. These are getting enough sleep and a good healthy breakfast. Dr. Saad Saad makes sure there is no loud music and personal talking in the operation room so he and his team can focus on the patient and their recovery.
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Dr. Saad Saad is a practicing doctor who specializes in pediatric surgery and thoracic surgery. He has over 40 years experience in the medical field and is affiliated with many hospitals. The doctor was born in Palestine, but was raised in Kuwait. Dr. Saad Saad attended Cairo University in Egypt where he received his medical degree in 1971.


He now resides in Eatontown, New Jersey where he practices medicine. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Monmouth Medical Center at their Long Branch Campus and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. With a passion for helping patients Dr. Saad Saad has won multiple awards. These include the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Patients’ Choice Award, both in 2014.

Rocketship Education Is Building An Ecosystem For Quality Education

Rocketship Education was founded in 2006, and they opened their first school in 2007 and continue to open more schools today. The first school was opened in San Jose, California. The students did so well on their assessment tests that Rocketship opened more schools in San Jose area. In 2013, Rocketship expanded into Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By 2016, Rocketship had expanded into other areas that include Nashville, Tennesse, and Washington, DC.

The purpose of Rocketship

Rocketship’s mission is very simple. They want to abolish the educational gap. They set out to do this when it became noticeable that the young children in San Jose were having problems getting the quality of education that they deserved. There were many factors contributing to this problem, but nevertheless, it was a problem that needed to be solved. Thanks to community support, Rocketship opened its first school.

How are they different

They are different from a regular public school in many ways. Rocketship schools rely heavily on parental involvement. They believe that learning begins within the home. To strengthen the home and school relationship, teachers will actually visit the homes of their students. They take time to understand the family dynamics and help to provide parents with any resources that they need to help their children succeed. The involvement with parents does not stop there. Parents are encouraged to get involved with the school as much as possible from participating in school events to interviewing future teachers. Some schools have computer labs that the parents can use as a resource to them.

The daily structure

Unlike public schools, Rocketship schools they have four blocks of content that they go through each day. These blocks are Humanities, STEM, Learning Lab, and Enrichment. This allows schools to pick teachers who are strong in humanities or in STEM. Their goal is to educate the whole child. Children develop critical thinking skills, character skills, and learn how to work together. According to Rocketship, every child has the potential to be something great and within this structure, they can thrive.

Felipe Montoro Jens, Rio, The IFC, and PPPs

When it is all said and done, this project that is underway for Rio’s Child Education Network is no small one by any means. It takes groups of all different kinds of individuals to ensure the process is completed in a timely, safe, prosperous fashion.

The Public-Private Partnerships were created by Law No. 11,079 in the year 2004 and was signed in 2004. It established many guidelines for the Public Private Partnership within this public administration and in regard to the Child Education Network. Felipe Monotoro Jens explains this and more with regard to the parties involved and the development of the public administration as well as the private partners.

The IFC is paid to the tune of R $2.3 million and as explained by Felipe Montoro Jens,is working closely to ensure every level of construction is done in accordance to set goals. The International Finance Corporation, is in charge of the services through a Public-Private Partnership.

A partnership between the IFC and Public-Private partnerships in Rio de Janeiro is very important to the current administration. Child care, construction workers, as well as children, would benefit greatly from a successful partnership such as this. Felipe Montoro Jens is a specialist in this field and has closely monitored the current developments.

A study was created for Rio de Janeiro. In thought a way to fulfill needs in the current setup was to construct, maintain, and provide services to increase each particular child care network development. Step two to this expansive network was the 20,000 new places in day-care centers and 40,000 new places in pre-schools. The capital of Minas Gerais was even supported by the current mayor of Rio de Janeior Marcelo Crivella. The private sector created a project that involved the upgrading of the quality and quantity of child care places, and was completed in July 2012.

Lime Crime Throw Back: Polly Pocket Nostalgia

Lime Crime, a vegan and cruelty-free makeup brand, is known for their colorful palettes and makeup that lets people express themselves unapologetically. The well-known brand is pushing it one step further by releasing a throw back palette guaranteed to create nostalgia. Polly Pocket grabbed the attention of everyone with their colorful and stylish outfits and accessories. Small enough to fit in a packet, the dolls were perfect for bringing everywhere. The new Polly Pocket inspired palettes, called Pocket Candy Palettes by Lime Crime are the perfect way to honor the once popular brand, complete with pastel colors and the iconic font.

This new collection is complete with palettes that are small enough to fit in your pocket. Don’t let the size fool you, each palette is packed with drama and kept in a quality compact with a mirror. Each palette comes with 5 unique shades, each fitting the reminiscent theme.

Choose from the Pink Lemonade, in a sunshine-yellow compact, Sugar Plum, in a baby blue compact, or the Bubblegum pallet, in poppy pink. The palettes are filled with brights and almost-neutrals to create a look that grabs attention and will have everyone asking about the iconic pieces. Each have a unique look, but keep the same well-known vibe as Polly Pocket.

The Pocket Candy Palettes dropped September 26th on Lime Crime’s website and other partner sites. You can play all day with the 90’s inspired looks by grabbing your own for $34. Grab all three to complete the look for $90.

Biological Mother Comforts Adoptive Mother

Lauren Koller, who is a resident of Austin, was emotional the first time that she held her son. Her son’s biological mother mother comforted her. Lauren had dreamed of becoming a mother for a long time. She and her husband Mel counted down the days until they could become parents.

Lauren stated that they waited two long years for the adoption to be finalized. She and Mel prayed every day for their son. In April 2017, Lauren received a phone call that changed her life. The adoption agency told her that a woman named Felicia Metcalf was looking for someone to adopt her baby.

Four months later, Felicia gave birth to a baby boy. Lauren was able to meet the baby the night that he was born. A few weeks later, Lauren and Mel were able to take their baby home for good.

Lauren was filled with joy when she was feeding her son for the first time. She could not stop the tears from flowing. Felicia was there to wipe away the tears so that Lauren could continue feeding her baby. Sara Easter was the photographer who was there to witness the magical moment and capture it.

Sara stated that it was a perfect example of what an adoption should be. Both families work together to make sure that the needs of the child are met. The families have different roles, but both roles are equally important. Sara also stated that her hope is that the little boy will be able to look at the photo and see how much he is loved. She stated that the emotional moment is one that she will never forget.

It Is Getting Harder For Parents To Adopt A Child Overseas

Parents who want to adopt a child from overseas will have a harder time doing so. The United States government has raised the fees. They have also made changes to the requirements that have to be met in order to adopt a child.

In 2004, there were 22,884 children adopted from overseas. Only 5,732 children were adopted from overseas in 2016. This is a nearly 80 percent decrease. The National Council for Adoption is fighting against the new fees. Chuck Johnson is the CEO of the organization. He stated that the fees will make it too hard for people to adopt a child.

Chuck also stated that the fees will make it harder for organizations to maintain their accreditation. There are fewer international adoption agencies today than there were in the past. There are currently 160 international adoption agencies in the United States. There were 200 over a decade ago.

Many of the remaining adoption organizations are faith-based. They think that adoption is a part of their mission work. Leaders of faith-based organizations have stated that they are also frustrated with the way that adoption is going.

Furthermore, American families are having trouble adopting children overseas because of all of this international turmoil. Many adoptions in other countries have been stopped because of scandals. Most of the children in the United States who are adopted from another country come from China.

However, fewer people are adopting from China because more Chinese children are being adopted domestically. In the past, many people adopted children from Russia. However, these adoptions have been stopped because of political strains.

Richard Klarberg is the president of the Council of Accreditation. He stated that several leaders of organizations have been forced to relinquish their duties.

Kazakhstan Relases New Adoption Statistics

On Monday, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science released new adoption numbers for 2017. Around 400 children were adopted last year in the country of some 17 million inhabitants. Kazakhstan’s government has started a new initiative to help funnel children out of the country’s system of orphanages.


As part of the government’s effort to trim down its orphanage population, they are encouraging the adoption and fostering of orphans. Their efforts paid off last year, as the number of orphanages in the country dropped by 35%. In 2017, more than 2,000 children were placed under legal guardianship, while more than 200 went into foster care.


While the government works to help orphaned children find homes, private citizens are doing their part as well. Murat Kabylbayev, a foster father from the village of Kenessary, has adopted 12 children so far. He is an advocate of adoption and fostering, working with the Kazakhstan Without Orphans project to find children loving homes. He was recently named  one of the 100 New Faces of Kazakhstan for his work in promoting adoption and fostering.


Kazakhstan has allowed inter-country adoption since 1989, and Kazakhstani children have historically been a popular choice for American couples. Kazakhstan has consistently ranked in the top 10 countries from which Americans adopt the most children. Americans typically pay around $40,000 per child, and parents must provide post-adoption reports every six months for three years after the adoption date. Annual post-adoption reports are required until the adopted child reaches 18. Kazakhstan typically does not allow same-sex parents, single parents or unmarried parents to adopt children, and sometimes it can take up to two years to complete the adoption process.


Despite its popularity, Kazakhstan has not always remained open to inter-country adoptions. In 2013, Kazakhstan halted American adoptions after two Kazakhstani children were discovered staying at an improperly licensed facility in Montana. The children were returned to their parents, and the country put a temporary ban on the American adoption of Kazakhstani children.