Securus Technologies has created an app that will connect inmates with their families. The Securus Video Visitation app is available on both Android and Apple devices. The app has already been downloaded 60,000 times on Android devices, and 5,000 on Apple devices. Remote visitation allows an innovative, convenient way for families and friends to reach their loved ones who are incarcerated. The inmate communication technology is a new approach to allowing inmates to connect to the outside world as an alternative to in person visitation. 

The app gives the inmate’s family or friend the ability to save time on travel, time and money by allowing the visitation to happen virtually. The Securus Video Visitation is only available at select facilities and based on the availability of devices. For those seeking to use this option, they must have a computer, smartphone or tablet and a high speed internet connection. In order to have access to the virtual visitation option, the inmate or the visitation requester must schedule visitation in advance. Other features of the virtual visitation app includes visitation calendar syncing, alerts for upcoming visits and the ability to optimize app function by monitoring WiFi quality and device connection capability.

Securus Technologies was established in Dallas, Texas, where it’s current headquarters is still located today. They have served the corrections industry for over 30 years, providing secure and effective technology to improve the system for the incarcerated individuals and workers of the justice system. They currently serve over 34,000 criminal justice and corrections facilities across the country. Their visual communication programs, including the Video Visitation app, are used by 1.2 million inmates in 48 states in the United States. They have other offices in Carrolton, TX, Allen, TX and Atlanta, GA. 

With a new sales executive at the helm, Securus hopes to increase their client base. In December 2015, Josh Bell was appointed as the Senior Vice President of Sales. His past history of invigorating company sales records has made him a suitable choice for the position. He formerly worked for tech companies IBM and AT&T. Through presentations of their services and under new leadership, the company hopes to improve their training program of sales members and to share their products and services to facility heads. Once their products have been presented through a professional technological approach, Securus’ goal is to increase the amount of facility contracts secured. 

Securus Techonologies is not affiliated with the health supplement Securus or the website, Securus America.

Hair Product Reviews

WEN is a hair care system that uses one sephora product to replace your shampoo, conditioner, and detangler. It claims to clean hair without lathering or using harsh sulfates which can strip hair of its natural oils. On Emily McClure tries out the Wen system on her hair. She is curious as to how the system will work on her own fine, thin hair. Emily orders the fig version because it is supposed to deliver moisture, bounce, and shine. The first thing she notices is that the Wen hair system recommends using more product than she is used to in her normal routine.  By day three, she is impressed by how shiny and bouncy her hair looks. Emily also notices that less of her hair seems to be falling out in the shower and that her hair almost immediately seemed thicker. On day six she gets a much needed confidence boost from friends who notice how shiny her hair looks. Overall, she is happy with the shine the WEN hair product line provided but would recommend daily showering in the morning for the product to work with fine hair.

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Phillipines native Bernardo Chua is a coffee enthusiast and global businessman. Hailed as the most successful business man in the Pacific Rim, Chua has won numerous awards. Among these is a five time awarding of the “Direct Sales Company of the Year”. As a leading successor with numerous companies, he set out to create OrganoGold and it has been a global hit.

The idea for OrganoGold was sparked in 2008, when Chua saw a need to introduce to the Western world what is known as ganoderma lucidum, a mushroom grown worldwide. He successfully incorporated this mushroom into coffees and teas and it has become a huge hit. With its headquarters based in British Columbia, Chua stated on Twitter he wanted to show more countries what they are missing out on.

OrganoGold has expanded their market to currently include nine different coffee and tea related drinks. Among these are traditional black coffee, green tea, and hot chocolate, all boasting the health benefits offered with ganoderma. The company didn’t stop there, though. They have expanded their business even further with ganoderma spore powder capsules, mycelium, and ganoderma lucidum capsules. All of these nutrition supplements can assist health oriented consumers achieve their personal health goals.

The company also offers career opportunities for those wanting to get into the sales field. Hopeful candidates can become OrganoGold distributers and those who perform to high standards can even be awarded with a Mercedes, Lamborghini, or Ferrari. Also offered in the incentives are luxury vacation packages.

It is no surprise that OrganoGold has become such a global hit, offered in 44 countries and 6 continents and generating a revenue of 215 million dollars in 2013. With amazing career opportunities, a business savvy founder, and an outstanding product line OrganoGold was designed for success. With how fast the company has grown, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon and consumers can only expect for the company to continue growing and expanding.  Follow Bernardo through Facebook for more.


Bloomberg Business recently reported that Argentina will be rejoining the global investment market. They will be releasing their nearly 12 billion dollars of debt onto the market. One company that will be buying up quite a bit of that debt is Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital is very excited about these new securities because securities from Argentina, at least for the past 2 years, have been providing returns of around 20 percent.

Argentina’s new president is attempting to do this in order to regain some economic stability after the previous president’s poor policies. The main surprise has been the amount of investors who are saying that they would like to reinvest in Argentina. It was expected that as soon as many were paid out, they would take the money and go to other markets. However, the returns from other emerging markets are nothing compared to what investors are able to see in Argentina.

The debt is expected to be released into the New York market in April after Judge Thomas Griesa lifts the ban that has been on the country since 2001. It was 15 years ago that the country defaulted on 95 billion dollars

James Dondero and his firm, Highland Capital, having been investing in emerging markets for years now. Jim Dondero was actually one of the pioneers of creating collateralized loan obligation markets and the same for collateralized debt obligations. Jim knew that when he started his firm, he needed to do something that would create a niche market for the firm and its investors. So they combined this type of investing with creating credit oriented solutions for investors in all different parts of the globe. Now Highland Capital provides every service from CLOs and private equity funds to mutual funds and hedge funds. They also provide ETFs, REITs and institutional separate accounts.

Over the years James has worked for different companies and then went out and started his own with Highland Capital. He has earned certification as a Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant.

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