Securus prevents crime with high-tech cellular interdiction

One of the most serious threats that any carceral institution faces in the United States is the use by inmates of illicit cellular devices. These devices are often smuggled into the facility undetected by staff, where they are used by gang leaders, known as shot callers, to help communicate with outside associates and conduct business both inside and outside of the prison’s walls. Because these devices have been used for serious crimes, including ordering murders of citizens on the outside, they are viewed by prison staff as one of the most potent sources of instability that could be introduced into the facility.

 

Until recently, it was virtually impossible to effectively detect these devices once they had entered into the prison. Because there are so many ways for small cellular devices to be introduced illegally into the facility, it was an extremely difficult task to control the flow of illegal cellular devices and to interdict the conversations that illicitly take place on them. But now, Securus Technologies has devised a way for prison staff to successfully detect and seize these dangerous devices.

 

Through the use of technology developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, known as Stingray, Securus is allowing prison staff the ability to detect any cellular devices that are present on the property. Additionally, the system can interdict calls coming from any cellular device within its range. It can then be used in listening mode, in order to surreptitiously listen in on the conversation taking place. It can even be used spoof the recipients’ cellular phone, allowing prison staff to impersonate the individual that the person using the illicit phone is attempting to contact.

 

Through high-tech solutions like these, Securus Technologies is helping prisons throughout the United States achieve a level of safety that was never before possible.

 

Let’s Examine Luiz Carlos Trabuco Of Bradesco

Bradesco is the type of company in which every Brazilian citizen is able to identify (or even have an account with). Think about companies like Wells Fargo in the United States; Bradesco is on par with its size and popularity.

There are over 5,000 bank branches with tens of thousands of cash machines all over the country. Chances are, you will probably spot the Bradesco logo if you live or visit the country.

The company has roots going all the way to the 1940’s as a modest bank in a medium-sized town. They have since moved to a suburb of Sao Paulo with an impressive looking headquarters. Luiz Carlos Trabuco is now at the helm of this large company and it aims to take the spot of the largest bank in Brazil once again.

The Death Of The Founder
Amador Aguiar had lived a long fulfilling life and his reign over his own company had lasted until his death bed. His death had shaken up the company and there was a scramble to reform the leadership structure after his death. Since there had only been one leader of the company, the executives had to think quick on how to find a successor. Luiz had been a prime candidate but he was simply too young to be a CEO of such a large company.

The position was eventually given to Márcio Cypriano, who had a high level of respect and seniority within the company. Luiz would take his position several years later as Marcio would surpass the age limit of the company. Bradesco had set a maximum age that a CEO can remain on top so that others would have the chance to take the position.

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A Grim Financial Outlook
In reality, the corporation will be fine under the leadership of Luiz Carlos Trabuco. The problem is that the Brazilian markets have been in a downward trend due to external influences. The return on investment for equity has been declining significantly. The loan market in Brazil is also shrinking and the banks are left with a smaller piece of the pie to fight over.

Luiz The Reformer
Luiz had made it to his position due to changing the route the company has taken since the 1980s. As a marketing director, he had to create more positive PR than the company had ever achieved before. Amador wanted to keep everything behind closed doors but that sort of strategy does not work in the modern marketplace. Bradesco now has a much larger market share and higher brand recognition due to such marketing tactics.

Another reason that Luiz is so different from Amador is that he does not believe the “equal treatment” policy that the founder had maintained. Instead, Luiz targets high-net-worth individuals to join the bank and he gives them special treatment. Since working class people make a smaller slice of the pie, Luiz knew that he must go for the big fish and be aggressive about it.

A Family Guy
Luiz is not the typical CEO that lives a high-paced and ultra-luxurious lifestyle. His life is centered around his family and they have a relatively modest lifestyle for a CEO. He is calm, well-mannered, and soft spoken for a CEO as well. He had lived a modest life when he was younger, so he believes in hard work and loyalty to his company rather than jumping ship to the highest offer. The loyalty he had spent with Bradesco had now paid off that he worked his way from a clerk all the way to being the boss.

Find more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/noticias/negocios/20151218/luiz-carlos-trabuco-cappi-empreendedor-ano-nas-financas-2015/327856

The Unique Odor Of The “Corpse Flower” Brings Visitors To Orange Coast College

As one may imagine, the “Corpse Flower” is named for the odor of rotting flesh this endangered flower is known for producing. The chance to view and smell the blooming of the “Corpse Flower” is now available to a large number of different people who are expected to visit the Administrative Building of Orange Coast College in the coming weeks to view the blooming Amorphophallus Titanum, often referred to as the “Corpse Flower” known as “Little Dougie”.

 

The college has a history of success in encouraging the blooming of a “Corpse Flower”, which generally bloom for the first time after around one decade before flowering every three to five years of life. Orange Coast College now pollinates its specimens of the Amorphophallus Titanum by hand, but has managed to retain the foul smell of rotting flesh the flower has become known for usually caused by the pollination of the flower in the wild by beetles.

 

The “Corpse Flower” can become large enough to top 200 pounds, “Little Dougie” stands at around five feet in height and weighs 30 pounds; the “Corpse Flower” is best known for the smell of rotting flesh, which is accompanied by a stunning display of magenta petals opening around the fleshy central spike of the plant that makes this one of the most intriguing flowers to see live. Orange Coast College has already announced visiting hours will be extended beyond the usual 6 p.m. closing time to 10 p.m. in a bid to allow as many visitors to view the flower in its longest blooming period of early evening.

 

Orange Coast College has been in operation since 1947 when the voters of Orange County gave their support to turning a portion of a former Army Base in Orange County into a two-year trades based college. Since opening, Orange Coast College has become one of the top rated institutions for successful transfers to four-year college rating the third best in California.

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