Securus Technologies CEO Calls Out GTL

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Inmate communications provider Securus Technologies plans to put out a series of press releases that will showcase over-billing and other fraudulent actions by Global Tel Link (GTL), also a communications provider. Securus CEO Richard Smith says that he’s offended by GTL’s past actions and he only speaks out now because he believes GTL is still not acting like a company with integrity. I applaud him; he gives a voice to families that pay GTL’s high rates and fees to speak to incarcerated loved ones. There are advocacy groups, however, most people don’t care about the high cost of inmate calls unless they have a loved one in jail or prison.

I was horrified to hear that GTL unlawfully overcharge customers, considering their already high rates and fees. While Securus Technologies received accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating, GTL is tainted by their past actions. People remember companies that double bill and add seconds on to phone calls so they can make even more money.

Securus Technologies also offers video visitation for inmates and families in some of the facilities that they serve. There are several of these visits on Vimeo. You’ll see a father encouraging his daughter to go to college and a little boy wishing his father a Merry Christmas and opening presents while his daddy watches. Can you imagine GTL overcharging these families just because an incarcerated father wanted to be a good parent?

Securus Video Visitation Christmas from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

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Doe Deere: A Color Revolutionist

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Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with color. I have always enjoyed playing with crayons and watercolors to make original pieces of art. There was never a shortage of my artwork stuck to our refrigerator when I was growing up.
My love of color extended to my wardrobe. I never have been one to follow the fashion rules. I liked the idea of putting together unusual colors and styles. As I got older, I experimented with makeup and found my own niche. As an adult, I still adore bold and original makeup brands.

Recently, I discovered a line of makeup called LimeCrime. It was developed by a young entrepreneur named Doe Deere. Her story fascinated me. As a child in Russia, Deere was hooked on color in the same way I was. Her mother taught her how to sew at a young age, and Deere started to sew her own outfits. She had a group of friends that put on neighborhood plays. Deere made all the costumes for the plays.

Later in middle school, Doe Deere used her artistic talent to design temporary tattoos. All of her friends wanted them. At one point, just about every student in her Russian middle school had a Doe Deere temporary tattoo.

As a teenager, Deere immigrated to America and settled in New York City. She met a young group of musicians, and they formed a band. They practiced and got good enough to perform gigs across the city. Since Deere knew how to sew, she designed all of the costumes for the band. Fans loved the colorful designs that the band wore.

After so many fans were asking how they could buy her designs, Doe Deere decided to open a little shop on a popular online auction site. Deere modeled the clothes herself online and was surprised at how good business was.

Doe Deere never was pleased with the selections of makeup colors on the market. She felt like they really did not blend well with her fashion style. So, she did a lot of experimenting and formulated some of her own colors. She wore her makeup with her outfits and people loved it. They started asking to buy her makeup.

She wanted a quirky name for her website, so she named it LimeCrime. Today, her makeup company is a multi-million dollar corporation. She specializes in eye-popping colors of lipstick, eye shadow, blusher, and nail polishes. I love the glittery colors and am proud to say that I am a fan of Doe Deere and LimeCrime.

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George Soros Explains His Solution for Ukraine

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George Soros Ukraine is one of the most well-respected investors and businessmen in the world. For decades, he has been incredibly dedicated to fighting for human rights and freedom in some of the most desolate and authoritarian countries in the world. He has been watching the situation in Ukraine with great interest because Soros has never been one to stand on the sidelines while an international crisis unfolds. In a series of papers, articles, speeches and interviews, Soros has done all he can to raise awareness about the severity of the situation in Ukraine and try to attract the attention of international leaders. With a common sense and forward-thinking approach to this pressing issue, Soros outlines just how the international community could do a better job of promoting stability and freedom in Ukraine.

George Soros explains that the international response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has been successful in part. He praises the U.S. and Europe for the effect of the serious sanctions imposed on Russia. Because of the collective severity of the sanctions, Russia has experienced its worst economic crisis since 1998. The best part about this strategy, according to Soros, is that it has held off further Russian intervention in Ukraine and weakened its international position. Even though this has been a success in its own right, Soros says that we need to shift the focus to the future of Ukraine and ensuring that Europe is taking the right steps to make sure that Ukraine is in a position to be a flourishing, independent state.

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George Soros – Forbes

While the approach to dealing with Russia must be harsh, the support offered to Ukraine can be a positive opportunity for Europe. Even though Russia’s economy has been dealt a serious blow, Soros says that Europe cannot ignore the fact that Vladimir Putin would still like to see Ukraine destabilized. As long as he cling onto power, he remains a serious threat to Ukraine and the rest of Europe. Injecting some funds and offering resources to help defend Ukraine could keep Putin permanently at bay.

In addition to fending off Russian aggression, additional European support for Ukraine means that its odds of becoming a stable, sovereign country are greatly improved. Soros sees a wonderful opportunity for Europe as a whole to benefit from a stable Ukraine because secure borders and a blossoming economy could mean many more trade opportunities for European countries. They would gain instant access to another export market, which would bode well for the future of the European Union as an organization.

Even though Soros has outlined all of the many benefits for Europe helping out Ukraine in this temporary situation, he laments that Europe seems to be dragging its feet in offering extended assistance to Ukraine. He acknowledges that there is a massive debt to be paid back by Ukraine so far. However, if Europe pulls the plug on its extension of credit now, then the odds of Ukraine being able to function independently for much longer are seriously at risk.

Learn more about George Soros:

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros

https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros

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Spring into Summer with JustFab

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“Out with the old and in with the new.” This is a common phrase when it comes to fashion. Current trends are always changing which can put a lot of strain on your wallet. JustFab inc. was created to help keep every fashion conscious visionary current with their style without over stressing the budget. Just because the cost is not through the roof, does not mean the products are not still made with great care and quality. The goal of JustFab products is to re-imagine the fashion industry so it will enhance the lives of the shoppers as well as those who create the designs.

JustFab offers hot new products for a wide spectrum of people. Every day women’s fashion, kids, men’s and women’s athletic wear, as well as personal styling. With the changing of the seasons, fashion styles and trends are also changing. The transition into the heat of summer always lends itself to the desire for a new look. Colors, patterns, and textiles are just some of the things summer shoppers are looking for in their new styles.

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During the summer heat, a light flowing dress is an easy go to. But what do you do when you are out all the day and do not have time to go home and change before beginning your night? JustFab summer dresses are made to be worn day or night. Or, if you are not looking for a dress, there is a wide selection of tops and bottoms that will keep you cool and casual all summer long. These styles are versatile and attractive to customers looking for a professional at-work look, a casual day time look, or even a hip night club ensemble.

No outfit is complete without accessories and shoes. JustFab also has bags of all kinds, jewelry, and shoes. It was recently reported that JustFab would be partnering with ShoeDazzle to create and even larger online fashion industry with every type of shoe a “fashionista” could want. Both of these companies offer a $39.95 monthly membership that allow for up-to-date monthly trends as well as additional perks. And just to add a little more draw to their growing industry in the evolving American climate, JustFab has embraced the “keeping it local” concept. All of their styles are born and raised in the Los Angeles based office. 


Learn more about JustFab:
http://www.justfab.com/summer-shop.htm

http://iconosquare.com/justfabonline

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Sanjay Shah: A Millionaire with a Good Heart

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Autism Rocks was founded in London by Sanjay Shah several years ago. Shah is a multi-millionaire with a good heart. The aim of Autism Rocks is to collaborate with the music industry to advance awareness and funding for the research and treatment of people with autism. Autism is a painful neurological illness that is debilitating. It affects every aspect of the patient’s life and last a lifetime. The patient’s motor, communication, sensory and emotional abilities are affected. So far, there is no cure for autism. It can be managed in some instances with medical treatment, therapy and loving care. Imagine a life where everyday life is painful because your sense of sight, hearing, taste and touch are easily and overly stimulated most of the time.

The diagnoses of children with autism have increased steadily over the years. Since 2012, there has been a 30 percent rise. Autism Rocks is instrumental in helping find ways to eradicate the illness in a big way. So far, the group has successfully underwritten concerts featuring Prince, Michael Buble, Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Snopp Dog, Tyga and Flo Rida. In June, they are staging a tribute to Prince in London.

Sanjay Shah is a savvy and respected businessman. Highly intelligent, he created Solo Capital, which has a network of more than 15 million pounds. Solo Capital is an international financial firm that deals in trading, sports investments and consulting. At present, he has retired from managing the company. He now focuses his time and attention to helping to find the cure to autism. In 2011, his four-year-old son, Nikhil was diagnosed with autism. Shah is totally committed to helping his son and other people. It is remarkable that he chose to help other people too. He could have chosen to focus on helping his son alone and not others, but Shah is altruistic and believes in using his money to do good. He loves his family passionately and it is this love that is his impetus to do good.

Shah is fully aware that combining his tireless energy, astute business sense, tenacity and network of friends with the music industry will greatly increase the money that can be raised to fund awareness and help for autism. He has been absolutely right about that.

Autism Rocks has a website where you can find more information about its concerts and activities. It is also on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Read more about Sanjay Shah:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Shah_%28businessman%29

http://global-citizen.com/a-princely-sum-for-autism-research/

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JustFab Allows People to Be Themselves for the Summer

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Summer is usually the time when some people get to show off their beach bodies. At the same time, it is the time of the year where people often hide in shame because of the heat. Fortunately, JustFab has something for both camps. There are a lot of stylish clothes in JustFab that one can buy so that she could put together something that she will be impressed with as well as something that will give her positive attention. One thing I like about JustFab’s summer collection on iconosquare.com is that there is a lot to choose from. This allows people to find their own look.

In fashion, it is important for people to be themselves at all times of the year. JustFab also tries to make it possible for people to do that as well. Which is why they offer a wide variety of cuts and colors for all body types and sizes. Even plus sized women have items that they can choose from with JustFab Plus. The summer styles that are available in the shop are very elegant and affordable. Women are sure to feel really amazing in these items that they wear from JustFab.

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There is more to style than just looking good. A true stylish person understands fashion to be a means of self expression. While it is good to put together some clothes that are known to look good, women should feel free to experiment with other styles on http://miami.cbslocal.com/top-lists/ask-an-expert-the-wordy-girls-upcoming-summer-fashion-trends-in-south-florida/?iframe=true&preview=true. They may discover something that they may like even better than other styles that they have seen. They could use the current trends to put together a look that they like. Not only will they feel special and unique, but they’ll run into others that like their look as well. When one gets compliments for a look that they have put together, it will brighten many aspects of her day.

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Doe Deere Advertises Through Social Media and Saves a Ton

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If there is one thing that Doe Deere knows, it is marketing. She has managed to build a brand that is very important to so many preteens, teenagers and young adults. There are millions of people that are following Doe Deere online. They are able to see the new brands of lipstick from her Lime Crime brand, and this is the way that she reaches all of her customers.

Doe Deere is someone that recognizes a good thing when she sees it. There are a lot of ways to promote the Lime Crime brand, but she seems to get the value that comes with promoting online. She discovered this fair early, and she continued to use this avenue. While other companies are struggling to tweak their marketing budgets, Doe Deere has discovered a way to get many people to connect to the brand for free.

There are a lot of other companies in the cosmetics arena that are still trying to utilize print media and television ads to get to customers. By using Instagram Doe Deere has become someone that has skipped all of the premium methods for advertising her Lime Crime brand. She is so smart because she has managed to build a brand that is advertised freely by other customers to connect and see these pictures about the various colors. Most of the people that see these colors on the Doe Deere or Lime Crime Instagram pages will rely this information to their friends. More than 2 million users will ultimately get to see people wear colors and talk about products from Lime Crime, and Doe Deere doesn’t have to spend a dime to do it.

What Doe Deere has done is get her mind wrapped around the ways to market the brand without spending a fortune on competing with other brands like Revlon. These are companies that may have the money to spend on marketing for cosmetics, but Lime Crime is a smaller company.

Doe Deere has not been in the cosmetics industry as long as some of these other powerhouse companies. That means that has to fight harder to get the recognition that the Lime Crime brand deserves. Fortunately, she has found a way to do this without jeopardizing the revenues for this company. Doe Deere has utilized social media in a way that many other cosmetic company leaders would like to duplicate for marketing products.

To know more about Doe Deere and Lime Crime, visit www.doedeere.com.

 

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Beauty for All Seasons

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For some people, it is important to have beauty for all seasons of the year. There are plenty of products and styles that one could come up with in order to maintain a standard of beauty no matter what the temperature is. However, there is one thing that people need to understand when it comes to style and beauty. It is all about how the person feels more than the look. If the person is satisfied with how she looks, then she is more likely to find people who like her the way she is. It is about being able to express one’s own sense of beaut with all of the beauty products that are available for any season.

One person who exemplifies self expression is Wengie. Wengie has a lot of advice for people who are looking to update their style. She is not only knowledgeable about the established standards of beauty for a multitude of cultures, but she is also willing to break the rules of fashion in order to bring forth new looks and explore her artistic side. This also allows and encourages people to look for other forms of style that they could use.

Wengie has gained a lot of followers and subscribers because of her marketing skills and friendly personality. She has gone on interviews and talked with many people about her views on beauty and how she has gotten her start in makeup, fashion and style. Her YouTube page is filled with videos that show her different hair styles and colors. She also talks about how to consume healthy foods because that is a large part of beauty and style. When people can maintain a good complexion, they can more easily bring about their best looks. Wengie inspires people to find a look that they can be satisfied with.

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http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/wwwengie

http://wengie.com/

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Kyle Bass Discourages Investors from Putting their Money in China

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Kyle Bass has reiterated that it is not wise for investors to invest in the Chinese economy because its banking system is seriously vulnerable. Bass said that common sense should dictate people’s actions when choosing to invest in China.

Bass expressed confidence that China will experience a loss cycle that will be caused by their highly indebted banking system. He was speaking in Beverly Hills, California, at the prestigious Milken Institute Global Conference that was held in the city. He added that if people really reflected about how vulnerable the Chinese banking system is currently, then they would not consider investing their money in the Asian economy.

The Hedge fund manager from Dallas, Texas, is famed for accurately betting against subprime mortgages in the United States back in 2008. Recently, Bass has been predicting massive losses for Chinese banks. Furthermore, he has started raising money that will be used to establish a fund dedicated for taking bets in China. He said that investors who are currently putting their money in China should be ready for up to 40 percent of write-downs in their investments.

Questionable Investments by Kyle Bass

Kyle Bass started Hayman Capital Investment located in Dallas, Texas, in 2006. Bass used his firm to bet against the massive US subprime mortgages in 2008 and pocketed $500 million. However, despite his huge success, Bass has also made several questionable investments in his career. Bass was linked to former Argentine President Kirchner and vehemently supported her even when her public image flunked and economic policies failed.

Bass had invested in General Motors stock when the firm came under fire for allegedly releasing faulty cars to the market. The cars from GM had non-deploying airbags. They also had bad power steering systems. After the cars caused the deaths of several people, Bass saw it fit to allege on live TV that the victims were at fault for drunk driving and failure to wear seatbelts. This was in a bid to support his investment in the company.

Bass was involved in a scheme that sought to devalue the stock of top pharmaceutical firms. The scheme sought to attack the patents of selected companies and then profit from short selling their stock. He had teamed up with infamous patent troll Erich Spangenberg. Together, the two used a front organization called Coalition for Affordable Drugs to challenge various selected patents. This forced the price of the company stock to plummet.

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How To Do Athleisure All Day Every Day

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It’s impossible to call athleisure a trend since any style that is both practical and comfortable is here to stay. If you’re fortunate, you can wear athleisure all day, every day, however, there are times when yoga pants are not appropriate. Vogue says the key to wearing athletic wear on youtube.com when you’re not working out is to buy high quality pieces made from performance fabrics. Cheap athleisure clothing is frequently too sheer and cheap yoga pants show where you have any cellulite on your body. Performance fabrics dry quickly and prevent odor if you are going to work out or you simply have a hectic day planned.
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High quality athleisure clothes are expensive, but Fabletics is changing the way women buy tanks, sports bras and yoga pants. The online retailer of Fabletics has a VIP club that allows members to get a specially selected outfit each month under $50 with free shipping. These are $100 outfits, and members can always pass on the pre-selected outfit. If you pass on the outfit, your account is credited with $49.95, which you can use to buy any other of the items on the website. It’s the ideal way to get trendy, great quality athleisure outfits at an affordable price. If you want to make athleisure your everyday style, Fabletics is perfect for keeping you in style, and very comfortable. The first outfit is only $25 and you can cancel your membership at any time.

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http://thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/style/fabletics-review-need-read/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabletics

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