Securus Releases Information About Global-Tel

Securus believes that integrity and accountability are important when running a business. They do not condone the exploitation of prisoners for profit, which is why they are releasing a series of press releases that highlight the misdeeds and explorations of Global-Tel and the way they have swindled prisoners and their family.

Global-Tel has contracts with prisons all over the county to provide phone service for inmates to call their friends and family. Global-Tel has been exploiting the for profit nature of the contracts in order to make money of the inmates and their families. Many of the practices of Global-Tel are illegal and unethical. Securus believes that if they expose some of these practices, they can shame Global-Tel into changing their behavior.

Much of the information about Global-Tel that is being released was obtained from a 17 page document that details an Investigation conducted by the Louisiana Public Service Commisson.

According to the documents, Global-Tel has artificially inflated the rates of the phone calls by adding time to the calls. They also double and triple billed customers for the same phone calls. Global-Tel also charged higher rates than were allowed by current terrif. They also charged customers for items that were never explained.

Although the document is from 1998, and is more than 18 years old, Securus alleges that Global-Tel continues to eploit their customers by committing grievances like the ones outlined in the document.

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Securus is a company that has thousands of contracts with public safety and correctional institutions accross the country. They not only help provide essential services for prisoners and law enforcement personnel, but they also provide jobs for over 1,000 people in Texas and Atlanta, GA.

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Seattle Genetics Continues To Advance Cancer Therapies

Biotech industry pioneer Seattle Genetics has been drawn in to advancing anti-body based therapies for the treatment of cancer for more than ten years.

Under the direction of President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Clay Siegall, the company has built a diverse channel of antibody-based cancer therapies through its proprietary, industry leading technology.

Siegall, who cofounded Seattle Genetics in 1998, has a Ph.D. in genetics from George Washington University. He is an author of more than 70 publications and holds 15 patents.

The company’s ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) is a CD30-targeted antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) available in sixty countries and is being evaluated in more than seventy ongoing clinical trials.

ADCs are aimed at pinpointing and destroying the cancer cells only while sparing non-targeted cells and saving the healthy cells.

ADCs also reduce many of the toxic results of conventional chemotherapy while improving antitumor activity.

Seattle Genetics is also advancing vadastuximab talirine which is an ADC expected to advance into a phase 3 trial for acute myeloid leukemia this year.

The company has multiple strategic licenses for its ADC technology with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that include AbbVie, Agensys, Bayer, Pfizer and others.

Seattle Genetics predicts 2016 total revenues will extend from $390 to $430 million and revenues from collaboration and license agreements will be in the $75 million to $90 million range.

The company said more than twenty five other ADCs are under development and may become the basis of additional revenue.

According to Siegall the company is in a favorable position to carry on with its aggressive research, scientific and business-related objectives.

Siegall previously worked for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. His board memberships include Alder BioPharmaceuticals and Mirna Therapeutics.

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The Topnotch and Predominant Whistleblower Attorneys

Many consumers and investors are defrauded by unscrupulous individuals in organizations. Most cases of violations go unreported by employees who are aware of the actions but too fearful to report. The Dodd-Frank Act seeks to bring integrity in organizations by protecting and rewarding individuals who report to the Securities Exchange Commission for any violation of federal securities laws.

SEC whistleblower attorneys are exclusively involved in the representation and protection of whistleblowers. They advise individuals on whether, when and how to whistle blow. The team also determines whether there is a significant violation of the federal securities laws. The individuals are educated on the risks and rewards that are associated with blowing the whistle. The important role played by the team is maximizing monetary award and minimizing retaliation risks. They represent individuals who may have criminal or civil liability.

A whistleblower who provide information, assist in the investigation, testify or make disclosures that are protected by law, is protected from demotion, harassment, suspension and discrimination by an employer. The individual is also offered monetary awards based on assistance provided, information provided and participation in internal compliance system. Whistleblowers also get other awards and protections from federal and state whistleblowing programs.

Who makes up the SEC whistleblower team? Labaton Sucharow is an award winning plaintiff’s firm that is the first to focus exclusively on the protection of whistleblowers. Jordan A. Thomas is the leader of the team that comprises of financial analysts, investigators and forensic accountants who have vast experience in federal and state law enforcement. SEC whistleblower attorneys protect local blowers and also international whistleblowers. International securities violators may be prosecuted if they have investors, employees, operations, clients or investment in the United States.

Jordan’s commitment and dedication have earned him several awards and accolades such as named among Attorneys who Matter by the Ethisphere Institute, named a Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association Journal and the Restore Integrity Award by Popular among others. The SEC whistleblower team has been in several instances named as a top law firm for securities litigation, recognized as a top plaintiff’s firm in mass torts and one of the most feared plaintiff’s firms among other recognitions.

The attorneys seek to bring integrity to an organization by encouraging individuals to do what is ethical at all times.

Andy Wirth Sees Incorporation as “Divisive”


Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts is an active member of the North Tahoe Community as well as being chairman of the Reno Airport Authority. As the leader of two skis resorts, he is valiantly loyal to the Reno-Tahoe area where he has lived since 2010 when he became CEO. The Reno-Gazette Journal reports that Andy Wirth, a frequent target of Incorporate Olympic Valley, is also a leader in the community.

The past few years have not been easy for the residents of the North slopes for two significant reasons: the drought in California has affected the ski season for four years, and that affects the livelihood of the residents.

Squaw Valley spent millions of dollars renovating Olympic Valley in order to enhance the resort, so it would be a major destination in the summer season as well as the winter. Wirth says that Squaw Valley has remained steadfast during this drought season, but it has hurt the ski seasons tremendously.

The second problem was the issue of incorporation in the Lake Tahoe area, which has left the community divided. This issue involved strong opinions, and Squaw Valley spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting for the laws to remain the same.

Wirth felt that it was not necessary for Tahoe because it would bring higher taxes and a decrease in city services that residents rely on such as road maintenance and plowing snow in the winter months.

A third party, Sacramento County Board, was brought in to evaluate the area for incorporation, and after considerable evaluation, they agreed that it would not be beneficial for this area. The fight stopped, but many hurt feelings among the town citizens still remain that only time will heal.

Career of Andy Wirth

Andy Wirth is a prominent business and philanthropist who cares immensely for the Reno-Tahoe environment and the local community service organizations. He graduated from Colorado State University with a BS degree in hotel and resort management, and he began his career with Steamboat Springs Ski Resort as marketing manager.

In 2010, Andy became CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, and shortly afterward, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort too. Wirth maintained CEO position over Squaw Valley Holdings, which includes both resorts.

During that time of rehabilitation, he founded an Ironman team for the Ironman competitions, and he honored the Navy Seals with the proceeds. Today, he is 100 percent healed and leading Squaw Valley and the community.

Brazil Banks Outpace American Banks According to Igor Cornelsen

For years, the knock against Brazil has been its “lack of predictability.” One year the growth rate might be great, but the next, it might be dismal. Learn why Brazil Banking Expert Igor Cornelsen thinks that might have changed.

“Under Lula, Stability Was Established”

Brazil President Lula made the nation’s poor happy with affordable housing loans and the wealthy happy with increasing the nation’s growth rates. The World Cup and Olympics raised the prestige level of the entire nation. Finally, Brazil was moving from developing to developed status.

Other beneficiaries of this new-found stability have been the Brazil banks, according to Brasil Wealth Advisor Igor Cornelsen. While the US banks offered more risky loans to the poor, the Brazil banks were offering more low-risk loans to high net worth clientele.

In 2011 and 2012, the top North or South American banks based on return on equity investment (ROE), according to Economatica, were Brazilian banks. In 2011, Bradesco had an ROE of 19.83%. Itau actually earned the top spot with a higher ROE in 2011.

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“Brazil Competes With US”

No longer are the victories of Brazil over the US simply on the soccer field: now Brazil is winning in the banking sector too. Brazil Banking Expert Igor Cornelsen’s CNBC interview helped guide investors who wanted to diversify into South American banks.

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Marc Spark and the Spark Tank

If you know anything about serial entrepreneurship, then you may have heard about Mark Spark and his newest creation; Spark Tank. Marc Sparks’ business success story is one that is quite remarkable. Read more: @msparks5010

The venture capitalist from Dallas has single handly started numerous businesses and also funded hundreds of other start-ups. As a venture capitalist, Marc Sparks, through his firm Spark Tank, has built hundreds of portfolio companies in collaboration with the founding entrepreneurs of those companies.

It all started right after Marc Sparks graduated from high school and tossed himself into the business world. With a strong faith in God and fortitude the size of a mountain, Marc was soon a successful self-made businessman with interests in a broad spectrum of industries including real estate, telecommunications, and capital investments.

Marc has a number of private equity firms that offer entrepreneurial assistance like capital, training, web development, office space and equipment, banking, advertising and the likes.

Spark Tank is Marc Sparks’ newest addition to the brood of successful companies. Spark Tank is a private equity company that is focused on funding social service entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas that can bring about social success and benefit the local community.

The model of Spark Tank is geared to mainly offer funding, oversee accountability and engage in such startups from a non-profit managerial standpoint.

Some of the services offered by Spark Tank include;

• Comprehensive planning for workable business strategies. This ensures that every business that Spark Tank is involved in uses a strategy that will guarantee success. The strategy is usually holistic and touches on everything from IT to finance, management, human resource and also planning and development. Read more: What a Venture Capitalist like Marc Sparks Wants From a Presentation
•  Spark Tank will also ensure there is a workable system in place to ensure that business runs in a unique manner enshrined on the mission and vision of the beneficiary company. These systems ensure there are effective product and client management, improved service delivery and seamless and efficient intra-relational structures within the business itself.
• Training and support. Spark Tank offers training support to entrepreneurs and their personnel to ensure they have all the knowledge they need to successfully run their companies.
With the level of success that Marc Spark and the Spark Tank venture guarantee, there is a thorough vetting of candidates to determine who gets the support being offered. Being that as it may, there are several factors that Spark Tank is interested in, these include;
• Unique or proprietary services. This is what most venture capitalists are looking for. You should a high success potential venture that your company is looking to engage in.
• A well-drawn out a strategy on how the money will be used in the company. You need to show Spark Tank, exactly why you need the money, where you are going to spend it and how you are going to spend it.

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Kyle Bass Changes His Tune On China

Kyle Bass has made his living talking about the economy, and he made a lot of cash predicting the fallout of loans in 2008. The problem is that he has not made himself into a reliable figure. People who listen to him will probably lose a lot of money, and they are getting mixed signals from him as he explains what is going on in the world economy. He is now saying that China can recover, and he thinks there might only be a minor recession.

He started out the year saying that people should get ready for the bottom to drop out of the US and the Chinese economy. He was saying that people needed to get out of both markets, and he started touting things that people should not be doing in the first place. He has now changed his mind because he thinks the economy will not suffer too much, and it is very hard to know what he actually means.

Everyone who is listening to Kyle Bass should be aware that they could lose a lot of money, and they need to remember that he has been gambling since he made all his money on the fallout of the economy. Everyone who wants to make more money from their investments needs to steer clear of Kyle Bass because he cannot even keep his hedge fund above water. He is someone who will use him own wealth to get along in life even if other people are not able to make it very far because of all the money he wasted.

He is on TV and radio so much that most people have seen him at least once, and he can be convincing. The problem is that he does not have good information for the public. He shows people the fastest ways to lose their money, and he will still be a rich person who can do whatever he wants. Avoiding the advice of Kyle Bass is very good for everyone, and it would be wise to remember that he makes a lot of money to say things on TV that sound good even if they are not right.  Useful Stooges had an important article on the subject, Kyle Bass The Frantic Investments of a Desperate Gambler.

Brad Reifler To Help Small Investors Get More Opportunities

Wall Street can in some way be compared to “Money Monster”, a fictional movie in which Lee Gates played the role of a Wall Street Guru and the host of the show. During a live broadcast on the show, there was an unexpected appearance by a disgruntled investor, Kyle Budwell. Budwell went on to take Gates hostage. He narrated how, in following the tips given by Gates, he ended up losing everything.

During the unfolding situation, Gates kept in communication with his producer who was in the control room. Clooney, together with other cast members, tried to keep themselves from getting blown up, all the while trying to uncover the truth behind the web of lies. Despite the movie being fictional, it goes to show some truth about Wall St and the disadvantages that small investors experience.

Wall St is a place that rewards the wealthy (accredited) investors by providing them with opportunities that are not available to non-accredited investors. However, one man is trying to change this. Brad Reifler, the Forefront Capital CEO, has embarked on a mission of ensuring the 99% of investors get to enjoy the same opportunities as the other 1%.

Reifler has shared the major problems that small investors have. These include:

1. Fees: Wall St firms have managed to raise management fees to astronomical levels. The fees are paid regardless of the performance of the portfolio.

2. Access to investments: In the past, the opportunities of investment for non-accredited investors had always been limited. According to the government, accredited investors are more intelligent and are thus allowed to invest in various funds that include hedge funds and private equity.
3. Stock Market Risk: Due to the limited nature of investment opportunities available to non-accredited investors, most of their investments are correlated to the stock market.

Brad Reifler is a successful leader who is the CEO of Forefront Capital. Reifler received his Economics and Political Science degree from Bowdoin College and proceeded to form Reifler Trading Corporation in 1982.

After his first company was bought by Refco, he proceeded to form Pali Capital. During his leadership, the company made $200 million in profits. Currently, he is the CEO of Forefront Capital, a firm that specializes in providing guidance in the commodities and forex markets.

Wasseem Boraie Believes That Atlantic City Should Have Many Smaller Building Projects

Philadelphia based city leaders and developers have been deliberating on plans to save the Atlantic City. They are hoping to attract millennials to the city by putting up new residential apartments. A census conducted in 2010 showed that 13.6 percent of the city’s population was people between the ages of 25 and 34. The developers hope that by attracting young developers to the city, the economic and housing boom will augment the tax base.

John Longacre, the president of LPMG Properties, believes that Atlantic City has the attracting young workers. LMPG properties is based in Philadelphia. The best way to attract young professionals is through strategic investments. Longacre who has plans to change the Morris Guards Armory said that if he was aged 26, he would consider being close to an urban environment.

Mark Callazo who is the Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Funding Solutions agrees that new residential would increase the number of young people in the city. Currently, he is rehabilitating a firehouse at Connecticut and Atlantic avenues into apartments. Wasseem Boraie asserted that there was an increase in demand for new private residential compared to over 40 years ago. The vice president of the Boraie Development, which is based in New Brunswick, is in charge of developing new housing units in Atlantic City. This information was originally reported on the Real Deal as found in the following link

About Wasseem Boraie
Wasseem is among the developers that believe that the transformation of the city will be made possible by having several small building projects running at once. Other real estate developers echoed this message during the Newark CRE Summit. The projects happening in the city are meant to create opportunities that will attract investors and new businesses. Boraie says that the 10 projects undergoing in the city are highly significant. His firm has been working on the Rector Street project, which is expected to yield 168 housing units.

Wasseem is the son of Omar Boraie, the founder of Boraie Development. His father has been praised for changing the face of Newark and neighboring areas. The firm, which started operating at a time when New Jersey was considered unsafe, has defied odds to create and rehabilitate various buildings. Boraie proved those in doubt wrong and paved way for the development of the city. Today, his son Wasseem is assuming his role. This information was originally reported on Citrite as shared in the following link

Why Solo Capital Will Miss Sanjay Shah

Autism Rocks founder Sanjay Shah spent some time with Eric Dye, the host of Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio. During the interview, Shah opened up about his life, business and work at Autism Rocks, a charity organization he founded. On the show, various entrepreneurs share information, business advice, motivation, inspiration and experiences with a view of impacting other entrepreneurs around the world. In offering helpful tips to those seeking to start a business, Sanjay Shah advised every entrepreneur never to underestimate the amount of money it takes to start a business. A The charity organization provides funding for research and to create awareness about the neurological disorder. Autism is a life-changing condition and thus research is a very crucial step in helping people understand the disorder more. Shah has helped in taking the step and has opened doors for researchers to understand the neurodevelopmental disorder more. Sanjay Shah is the man behind Autism Rocks. He started the organization back in 2014. He was moved to do this by the diagnosis of his son, Nikhil, with autism at the age of 4. This was back in 2011. After exploring various avenues of providing help, Shah settled on providing funding for research efforts and awareness creation. To do this, Autism Rocks holds concerts that feature world class artists. Through his partnership with the music industry, Shah has managed to create awareness about autism. He has also provided a channel for those seeking to provide funding for autism research. Prior to his role in managing Autism Rocks, Sanjay Shah had a successful career in the finance industry. His work hard saw him own various businesses including the well-known Solo Capital Partners. Prior to becoming an accountant, Shah intended to become a doctor and even started to study medicine. However, he followed his heart into the financial world and ended up becoming a very successful business mogul.


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