Securus continues its wave of revolution with the digital forms

It is believed that on average, an inmate requires at least 13 forms in a month. In a correction facility that has 2000 prisoners, that translates to a hip of relevant documents. They including grievances forms, medical forms, and sign-up forms among other forms. Correction facilities have to deal with these documents every month. Handling paperwork is a task in itself. Thanks to Securus Technologies, this could be a thing of the past.

Although it is fast becoming a tradition for the Dallas-based company, the companies desire to innovate is getting better and better. Recently, they launched comprehensive video call visitation for inmates. The new platform, ConnectUs, is equally a first in the industry. Inmates’ files can be filled and submitted through the platform. It will save printing costs, and time lost collecting and submitting forms and make filing and the whole process of documenting easier.

Securus will implement ConnectUs technology in over 3400 correction and public safety facilities all over North America. The automated filing system will serve over 1.2million inmates in this facilities. Considering the amount of paperwork required to cover comprehensively prison environment services, the cost of paperwork and corresponding filing system will take a significant cut. It will herald a new era of cost reduction and excellent services. ConnectUs will connect all players in the industry in the future.

According to prison officials, ConnectUs is a feature that will go a long way in making prison service delivery smooth. The feature is easy to use, cost friendly, and very secure. Prison facilities have access to administrative powers of the platform and therefore it will help encourage and motivate staff and sheriffs especially in this dispensation of technology. The pressure on preparing documents and other challenges that come with documentation is no longer a significant issue. Officers can now focus on delivering on the correction platform.

CCMP Capital’s Co-Founder and Former CEO Stephen P. Murray

Stephen P. Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital was a considered a thoughtful and skilled investor by many who knew him. Sadly, this husband and father of four passed away at his home on March 12, 2015 a few months after leaving his position citing health issues. He was only 52 at the time of his death. Murray married his college sweetheart, Tami, in 1985. They raised their four sons in Stamford, Connecticut.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/realestate/west-village-townhouse-for-17-million.html?_r=0

In 1984, Stephen Murray graduated from Boston College with a degree in Economics and later continued his education to earn his Masters in Business Administration at Columbia Business School. After graduating in 1989, he embarked on a successful financial career which included positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and JP Morgan Partners.

CCMP Capital was co-founded by Murray in 2006 and in 2007 he was named CEO. His credibility and reputation afforded him the opportunity to serve on the board of several major companies including The Vitamin Shoppe, and Cabela’s among others.

Most respectable millionaires also like to give back, and this expectation was not lost on Stephen Murray. Besides giving back to the colleges he attended, Boston College and Columbia Business School, he was also a philanthropist. The Make a Wish Foundation and the Lower Fairfield County (Connecticut) Food Bank relied on his contributions to make a difference in the worlds of those less fortunate.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital worked quickly to regain investor confidence in their latest fund after the departure of Murray. A “key-man” clause was triggered for the CCMP Capital Investors III LP fund and a list of principal leaders of the fund was assembled quickly. Stephen Murray’s shares were bought up by the firm to increase confidence in the face of the investors. In a calculated move, Murray’s responsibilities were dispersed among several positions rather than finding an individual to replace hmim.

Norka Luque’s Exciting Music Career

Norka Luque entered the world in the wintertime. She was born in 1986 in Caracas, which is Venezuela’s bustling capital city. The Latin American music talent has enjoyed a productive and successful career during her time on the planet so far. Emilio Estefan has served as an invaluable asset to Norka Luque. The widely known producer has helped take Luque’s career to great heights. Although Luque was born in South America, she currently resides in vibrant Miami, Florida in the United States. Luque makes pop, urban, Latin and dance music.

Luque left the United States right after she completed her high school education. That’s when she made the choice to move across the pond to Europe. She chose France to be her place of residence. She studied the French language in great detail while overseas. She also attended business school while there. She remained in school for four full years. Her time in France wasn’t only about education, however. She also focused heavily on her musical aspirations. Luque joined a band that made alternative rock tunes while in France. This band was known by the name of “Bad Moon Rising.”

Luque worked as a banker in tiny Monaco for a period of time. That’s when she realized what she really wanted to do with her life. That was to go after a career in the music industry. She quickly relocated back to the United States to get to work. Luque worked with Jose Velazquez on her debut album after she returned to the United States. Velazquez is a prominent producer. She came across Emilio Estefan soon after that. The pair rapidly become a team. They collaborated to make Luque’s album that lead to three hit singles. The album even brought on several Latin Music Award nominations.

Luque experienced some health concerns in 2014. These were related to a medical condition that’s referred to as epilepsy. Epilepsy is characterized by problems with brain nerve cell functioning. Epilepsy has been a problem for Luque for close to a decade now. She received brain surgery in the beginning of 2015. Fortunately, things are looking up for her. Her recovery process, however, was quite difficult, especially at first.

Despite all of the obstacles, Luque is on the music scene again. She’s more determined than ever to take the music world by storm, too. She has a brand new song that was produced by Panamanian-Canadian talent Fito Blanko.

Twitter: @norkaluque

George Soros Giving Big Bucks This Year

George Soros has always been a successful risk taker, but today he’s not taking any risks with the 2016 Democratic nominee. George Soros, worth an estimated $25 billion, has donated an estimated $25 million to the Clinton campaign in hopes of granting her presidency. This donation is hailed as one of the largest donations to the Clinton campaign, investing in their democratic policies. George hopes his massive donation will spark a flood of further donations from his billionaire peers.

This isn’t the first time the Hungarian-born investor has taken an interest in politics. George Soros reportedly donated $27 million in hopes of keeping George W. Bush from another presidency in 2004. Since then, he has scaled back on his donations, until now. It’s expected his contributions to Hillary and her campaign are far from over. He’s cited his distaste in Trump’s recent actions, even claiming he’s fearful of what could happen if he were to win the presidency. He both supports Hillary for the Democratic presidency as well as endorses Democrats taking over the house and senate seats. George Soros hopes the Democratic party reclaims majority to change policies with the first female president at the helm.

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George Soros has always been interested in politics and the drastic effect it has on the world. Born in Budapest in 1930, he is a survivor of Nazi Germany during World War II. George has used his wealth as an avid philanthropist since 1979 and since created The Open Society Foundation on Investopedia. He hopes his foundation can improve the lives of ones oppressed around the world, encouraging human rights and transparency for all. The organization’s 100 different locations spent $835 million back in 2011. Soros’ is well known for his many articles and over a dozen books on economics and policy affecting our world. His most recent book is titled The Tragedy of the European Union.

During this campaign season, George Soros’ as given to a super PAC boosting Democratic Senate candidates as well as a super PAC to support candidates for abortion rights. His son Jonathan Soros says his father “has been a consistent donor to Democratic causes, but this year the political stakes are exceptionally high.”

George Soros has always been interested in politics, and its drastic affects it has on the world. Born in Budapest in 1930, he is a survivor of Nazi Germany during World War II. He has used his wealth to be an avid philanthropist since 1979, and created The Open Society Foundation. He hopes his foundation can improve the lives of ones oppressed throughout the world, encouraging human rights and transparency for all.

DEVCO Struggles with Stagnation in New Jersey

In a recent article published by the Press of Atlantic City questions were raised about an unpaid $20 million loan. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority made the loan to DEVCO in 2005, but Devco has not made payments and is in arrears of $7 million.

The New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) is a nonprofit corporation engaged in real estate development. DEVCO was founded in the mid-1970’s to be a catalyst for the revitalization of the city. The New York Times called the company, “A powerful engine for economic growth”. DEVCO is a privately held company that has witnessed $1.6 billion of investment taking place in New Brunswick.

The dispute centers around the Heldrich Hotel that began operation in 2007, says Devco’s Chris Paladino. The timing could not have been worse for the 235 room facility as the economy was beginning its precipitous decline. Last year the hotel’s occupancy rate was at 63.5 percent; its largest account was with Johnson & Johnson, whose executives people the board of directors of the New Brunswick Development Corporation.

The Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has recently signed into law a bill that would prohibit any state agencies from giving loans, state subsidies, or grants to any businesses that have previously defaulted on other state loans.
DEVCO has assured the state that these loans will be repaid. They have asked for leniency due to the dismal economic conditions that have severely restricted the American economy.