Starbuck’s is the biggest storefront coffee retailer in the United States. This is something that most people can just guess on their own because of the companies ubiquitous presence on the retail landscape of America. A lot of people don’t realize that the company is also a giant in the food retail business. That makes sense, though. You need to have something to go with all that coffee.
One area where the retail giant is trying to expand its food offerings is the grab-and-go type snacks that people love. These are especially effective at a store like Starbuck’s because of the nature of the business. Most people are either purchasing there in the drive thru or doing a quick “in and out” in the store. This means that this type of snack is perfect for that business model.
On top of that, Starbuck’s customers are health-conscious a lot of the time. This is why Starbuck’s is looking for a great quick snack that also has great implications when it comes to health. They seem to have found their latest product to fit that mold in Hippeas.
Hippeas are a puffed snack that is chickpea based. It is a light and quick snack that is sold in bags and is easy to eat while on the go. Another great aspect of this food product is that it can fit just about any diet plan or dietary concern that just about anyone has. The snack is gluten-free, vegan, and it is even kosher. This means just about anyone can eat it safely.
It also packs a pretty good nutritional punch given its size. Each serving of the snack product contains about 100 calories. It also provides the consumer with 3 grams of protein. These are all things that Starbuck’s was looking for in its next snack product.
Livio Bisterzo is the CEO that is behind the idea for this snack product. He was looking for something that would fit the exact mold that was described earlier that Starbuck’s was looking for. He had been in the food industry in some capacity for the 7 years in the Los Angeles area. He had the idea for this about a year ago.
He has hit the mark with his latest offering. It will be offered in two flavors; Vegan White Cheddar and Far Out Fajita.
Norka Luque is one of the musicians who come from great families. Despite having a good family background, she did not find herself in music by default. Norka had to work for it through thick and thin. Her musical life is full of experiences and life lessons that have shaped her into a socially responsible musician who uses her talent to make a positive impact on others.
Norka and music are inseparable. Norka is sure music is her destiny and she will live to cherish and enjoy every moment of it. Through hard work and determination, she is now reveling in success. Her albums are currently selling at a meteoric rate. Her label, NorkaMusic is becoming popular in Miami, a place where Beyonce, Rihanna and Jay Z carry the day. She is slowly but surely building a name and a brand for herself in Miami’s showbiz.
Talking about success, Norka is a role model to many upcoming musicians in Venezuela. Her popularity as a female artist in her home country is unmatched.
But with success, there must be a system. One must begin somewhere and move step by step to the top. Like any other successful person, Norka started somewhere and worked her way to the top. She began singing at a tender age. Her parents were quite supportive. She was enrolled in ivy-league music training schools to hone her skills. In college, Norka Luque formed a band of three. She used to perform at events and nightclubs while studying for her business administration course. Despite many critics and setbacks, Norka trudged on in her musical journey. The more she engaged in music, the more she improved.
Her talent did not go unrecognized. One day, she received a call that put her life in a new trajectory. Emilio Estefan, a popular Venezuelan music producer and songwriter, wanted her in his team. Norka did not take this special opportunity lightly. She immediately agreed to the terms and joined Estefan. She produced several songs under his label. One of the tracks “Miracle” became a hit, topping the charts for 14 weeks continuously.
Norka is currently living in Miami, FL. She is working on a new album “Millando,” which is set to be released before the year ends.
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Global Tel Link (GTL) has stirred a brawl with Securus Technologies, a leader in the provision of justice technology solutions, over a fresh round of allegations. With Global Tel Link (GTL) considering Securus Technologies as a rival in their field, it has thrown attacks in the way of Securus Technologies. The attacks are in the form of baseless and misleading press releases against Securus Technologies to try to discredit them.
In light of the attacks,Securus Technologies responded with their press releaseissuing corrections to the GTL press release. According to Securus Technologies, GTL’s press release is misleading at best and fraudulent at worse.
The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith, was baffled by GTL’s approach. According to him, releasing misleading press releases is an immoral practice for a firm and uncalled for. Another baffling occurrence to Mr. Smith is GTL’s insistence on filling baseless patent litigation suits against Securus Technologies. According to him, the lawsuits are a liability and don’t serve in the firm’s best interest as they cost millions of dollars to pursue and would take many years in court.
Mr. Smith continued that Securus will fight back to defend themselves from the attacks. He claimed that it was vital for Securus to stand firm amidst the litigations while asserting their patents in response to the attacks. Mr. Smith pointed to Securus’s superiority in the industry by indicating their extensive patent portfolio. He went ahead to challenge GTL to a technology bake-off challenge as a constructive way to settle differences as opposed to issuing damaging press releases. GTL, however, are yet to respond to the challenge indicating fear they will lose.
Adam Goldenberg, the co-founder of JustFab was interviewed by VatorTV’s Bambi Francisco to talk about how his company got started, and he was asked about flash sales and pivot companies. On flash sales, Goldenberg said they were never a way that JustFab was going to operate because they did not match the strategy that the company was built on. And on pivoting, Adam Goldenberg mentioned other companies that changed their models and got rid of features as part of new trends, but Goldenberg said JustFab would never get rid of features such as VIP membership when their customers were happy with it. To Goldenberg, the key to staying successful is not fixing something that isn’t broken.
Adam Goldenberg has built quite a company at JustFab, a women’s clothing line with sister companies at Fabletics, FL2, Fabkids, and Fabmen. But he didn’t start out as a fashion guru. He actually started out as a gaming marketer, building a website called Gamer’s Alliance at age 15. Gaming enthusiasts loved it, and so did Intermix Media who Goldenberg sold the company to. Intermix Media even hired Ressler at only 18 to join their company, and he became the youngest Chief Operating Officer at age 20.
When NewsCorp bought out Intermix Media, Goldenberg and Ressler decided to start their own business, and Intelligent Beauty became their first enterprise on Zimbio. After trying different products, the two decided to go into women’s fashion and JustFab got started in 2010. Goldenberg wanted this company to be different than any other fashion company currently out there, so they decided to cut down on advertising costs and use social media as its marketing tool. The outfits they brought to the company were very stylish, but also affordable compared to the high prices at Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren.
Josh Hannah of Matrix Partners became interested in this company and helped raise venture capital, and later on Passport Capital also contributed at http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/. Model Kimora Lee Simmons came to the company, impressed with JustFab’s business, and brought millions of twitter followers to the company as well. More celebrities such as Kate Hudson and her brother Oliver also came on to help market it, and JustFab has grown in popularity in just 5 years. It recently was evaluated at over $1 billion.
A real sense of pride has encompassed Securus Technologies for the accumulation of certificates. These are the BICSI Installer 1 Certification handed out by the BICSI, Building Industry Consulting Service International for achievement and excellence. Securus Technologies had 11 of their specialists take home these certificates. It is important to note that Securus Technologies recognizes BICSI, Building Industry Consulting Service International for their immense input and training facilities and knowledge.
What makes Securus Technologies stand out from the rest in their field is sheer focus and determination. Securus Technologies deals in the public safety field with the justice departments, both civil and criminal. Creating monitoring and corrections technology and equipment is what Securus Technologies completes on a regular basis. For North America, Securus Technologies assists with over 1,000,000 prisoners with great success.
BICSI, Building Industry Consulting Service International
BICSI, Building Industry Consulting Service International creates an intense training and certificate program. For the field of information and communication technology, BICSI, Building Industry Consulting Service International also makes for great, data, voice and data remedies. BICSI, Building Industry Consulting Service International continues to impress others in the field, while continuing to operate in 100 countries.
With Securus Technologies at the helm of the public safety industry, they are the leader of the pack. Securus Technologies can allocate a need and fill it with their innovations in technology. In the future, Securus Technologies is going to make sure that there are even better ways to get things done in the field. For all that Securus Technologies does, they are well known and respected in North America and in the world.
Raj Fernando is the founder and CEO of Scoutahead.com. Besides Scoutahead.com, he is also the founder and CEO of Chopper Trading. He is proficient in technological innovation and international financial markets. While still pursuing his higher education, Raj commenced his career by offering his services at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a volunteer. Raj received an undergraduate degree in Economics and History from the Beloit College. He is also an alumnus of the University College of London. Due to his determination, Raj ascended to several influential positions. He served on the Chicago Board of Trade from 1999 to 2001 and then began Chopper Trading in 2002. His leadership role in Chopper Trading enabled the company to have more than 250 employees. The company is also traded on the ICAP-Broketek, Nasdaq, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, Eurex, ICE, LSE, and CME.
Fernando’s Achievements from 2010 to 2016
Fernando is a key contributor to the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC). He contributes by supporting CFTC’s mission of establishing transparent, open, financially stable and competitive markets. In 2010, Fernando was chosen as the featured panelist of CFTC and spoke about the disruptive trading practices affecting the commission. Consequently, in 2013, he spoke to an audience of stakeholders and the press from different countries at the Global Exchange Leader Conference. Fernando launched an internet startup known as Scoutahead.com in 2016. The startup is designed to advance corporate growth as well as productivity by providing advanced and secure communication systems.
Philanthropic Endeavors and Senior Executive Roles
Raj Fernando openly supports several charitable organizations in Chicago. For instance, he is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra board of trustees. Raj also belongs to PAWS Chicago board of directors. Besides philanthropy, Fernando is a member of the American Security Project board of directors. The CEO of the American Security Project, retired USMC Brigadier Stephen Cheney, said that Fernando’s competency in cyber security is valuable to national security. Raj Fernando also belongs to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Leadership Committee.
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Kabbalah Centre is a global organization that offers online Bible and Kabbalistic knowledge. The center has many global cities and regional study group centers. Developed by Karen Berg, the center has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. The Centre is the biggest global institute that is committed to spreading the Kabbalah wisdom. The center’s primary purpose is to bestow communities with the knowledge and expertise to better their survival and bring peace in the world.
The Kabbalah Centre has been put under investigation by FBI and IRS for economic elevation, particularly after its neglect of the Raising Malawi school project, which left multi-million investments unaccounted for. Besides, media criticisms have supposed that the center is opportunistic with enigmatic leaders, who lure the susceptible rich with happiness, wealth, and health promises.
The Kabbalah Centre Volunteer Program is the foundation upon which the center was put together. The center creates resources to teach students analytical methods that do not contravene with Hebrew and Jewish knowledge. The center does not proffer itself as belief option, but rather harmonizes religion. The Centre considers its globally acknowledged religious principle organization as bright collective wisdom branches. The center, hence, contributes physical locations, online and prayer services, downloads, lectures, and books.
The Kabbalah Centre teaches the wisdom of the Zohar and the original holy kabbalistic wisdom manuscripts. The center upholds Zohar and translates universal spiritual systems and the secrecy of the Bible. The Kabbalah Centre also teaches the idea of universal connection with God. The Center believes that it is only through practice and meditation of Jewish law and Kabbalah knowledge that an individual removes violent and harmful behavior, bringing peace in the society. The Centre has a broad-based, international workforce of instructors that present guidance and training to its universal community of learners. The Centre is considerate to the society. It affords students with the foundations to develop relationships and exchange thoughts with the like-minded populace to expand spiritual understanding.
Makari Skin Care is made for a variety of skin concerns women have. One of the skin products that Makari sells is lightening products. In fact, Makari Skin Care lightening creams are the best company to buy lightening products if you seek to remove discoloration, fade scars or gradually lighten your skin a few tones.
The Makari Intense Lightening Cream helps to lighten up discoloration, scars and even skin tone. It contains healthy ingredients like shea butter and also has SPF 15 in it for some sun protection. The Makari Intense Lightening Cream is sold for $14.95.
Makari Carotonic Lightening Cream has carrot oil and SPF 15 within it. This cream evens out skin discoloration and very gradually helps to lighten skin while also being an excellent moisturizer. The Makari Carotonic Lightening Cream product is sold for $13.49 on the Makari Skin Care website.
Multi-Action Makari Lightening Cream uses sweet almond oil and argan oil to both moisturize and lighten up the skin slowly and by a few tones if used consistently. It helps to rid the skin of acne marks, skin discoloration and helps heal under eye circles. The Makari Multi-Action Lightening Cream is sold for $14.95.
Makari 24K Gold Lightening Serum is one of the stronger options from the Makari Skin Care company. The Lightening serum additionally helps to fight signs of aging with ingredients within the formula that promotes the health of collagen and elastin. The Makari 24K Gold Lightening Serum is sold for $84.50.
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Securus Technologies, a leading provider of prison communications, serving as many as 1,200,000 inmates throughout the nation is joining forces with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. They are uniting to give the LA DOC inmates a chance to speak with family each day from September 1st through the September, 7th, 2016.
Securus is taking on the crisis by attacking what it sees as the natural results of such an event. Inmates would normally worry about loved ones, experiencing stress and anxiety about their family’s well-being. As a combat this from happening, Securus Technologies is giving $300,000 worth of phone service to Louisiana’s DOC prisoners and adding another $50,000 to the inmate welfare fund.
It’s estimated that the Dallas, Texas headquartered Securus Technologies will help facilitate 250,000 free calls during those few days. In addition to performing civic services like this for the Louisiana prisoners, Securus Technologies serves at least 3,450 public safety, corrections and law enforcement agencies. Their goal is to make the world a safer environment by offering their much needed services like emergency response, monitoring products, communication, incident management, inmate self-service, information management and information management.
Securus maintain a leading position in inmate communications because it consistently unveils new technology for its clients in the prison system. Video Visitation is its latest development. Instead of inmates leaving their cell blocks, the inmate can receive his call while in there and the prison guards do not have to escort them to the visiting room. This limited movement also cuts down on the number of violent incidents in prison.
Securus Technologies continues improving the lives of inmates through philanthropic gestures like the free calls during a disaster. It further improves their lives by looking for safer ways to provide services. A good example of this is the video visitation, which has probably already saved at least one life in the prison system.
For thousands of inmates and their families, it hurts the most when they cannot attend important family events with their loved ones. Traditionally, the most practical method to meet someone in the prison was to visit them personally. While such visits may seem easier, but families of prisoners understand how difficult it is to get in touch with incarcerated family members. For most, it means long travel times to remote prison facilities. Even if scheduled, each visit is extended due to lengthy security procedures, which mostly calls for an entire day.
However, Securus Technologies, one of the largest providers of communication facilities in State prisons is changing that. By allowing families video visitations, anyone can easily contact their loved ones in the prison through video streaming. Just like a web cam, prisoners and their families can remotely connect with each other during important family events. Together, they can celebrate birthdays, view graduation parties or even attend important grievance events. Without doing anything technical, Securus and its workforce of highly professional technical representatives can guide families on how to set up the hardware. Usually, most customers already have the desired equipment at their homes including a personal computer or a webcam.
Still, advance video services such as the ability to schedule video visitation through iPad, iPhone and iPhone touch makes the technology stand out. Instead of installing separate webcams, anyone can easily connect with their loved ones using the in-built video facilities on their phones. The only requirement is the availability of an Internet. Similarly, scheduling such video visitations is much easier as anyone can do it using a user-friendly registration system at Securus Website. Imagine, how easier it is to visit your loved ones using the new technology. In fact, it is so simple that prisoners can even arrange regular homework sessions with their kids.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is one of the premier providers of telecommunication services to the U.S. prisons. Headquartered in Dallas, the company handles more than 1.2 million inmates serving prison times across the United States. Currently, Securus Technologies is also working with more than 3,400 correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies. The company has 140 patents making it one of the most innovative communication providers in the world. Overall, the objective is to make prison terms a chance to heal, repent and rehabilitate.
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