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Securus Defends Technology Patents

For more than 30 years, Securus Tech has provided communication and information services to public safety, law enforcement and correction agencies. Connecting inmates with their families and friends in a safe, reliable manner while providing institutions access to required information is one of their essential tasks and one they have performed admirably for many years.


Currently, a competitor named GTL is challenging a Securus patent in the United States Trial and Appeals Board and misrepresenting the Securus position in well-circulated press releases. This piece seeks to straighten the record and correct some of GTL’s inaccurate statements.


For example, GTL announced that the United States Trail and Appeals Board (PTAB) had validated their patent enabling GTL to move forward with efforts to see redress against Securus. Rather, there is no opportunity for seeking damages against Securus because the court is stayed; neither did the court “validate” anything.


Additionally, GTL has represented that their 55 claims against Securus technology on video visitation monitoring have been upheld by the courts.  The figure they are floating around is a clear exaggeration of the issue used to convince an ignorant public that such a large number of violations must be supportable.


GTL has stated that these claims were identified by PTAB as “patentable”, when the board has made no such statement, rather the board simply elected not to review these claims.


Securus and many companies in similar situations, has a demonstrated history of seeking solutions to such disputes outside the court system. Securus, as a leader in the business community, prefers to negotiate mutually satisfactory solutions; this plan as worked successfully in the past and by investing millions and years in this court process GTL is wasting valuable time and corporate finances.



Anthony Petrello is a Fortunate Man

Anthony Petrello is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries, a geothermal drilling and natural gas contracting company that operates across the United States, as well as the Far East and Africa. The company provides offshore drilling operations and maintains an extensive 29 marine vessel fleet. His company also provides drilling equipment and software to handle the various rigging requirements, as well as pipe handling offshore. The company was added to the Standard & Poor’s 500 index as one of the largest companies to be publicly traded in the United States. Eventually, moving off the AMEX and into the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Anthony Petrello profited a whopping $27,512,939, most of which was derived from stock options. He has even been placed at the top of the 50 top-paid Chief Executive Officers. His company owns around 500 oil rigs which are known to be active in 25 countries across the globe. Anthony Petrello earned his place on the board of directors in 1991 due to his extensive experience working at the Baker & McKenze law firm.

As a young man in college, Mr. Petrello was known as a math whiz. One of his roommates at the time noted how he was always writing down mathematical proofs and theorems on napkins and was considered to be a genius at the age of 18. In fact, a famous mathematician, Professor Serge Lang took him on as his protégé. He eventually utilized his mathematical genius to switch into the field of Law.

Related: Alum Endows Prize in Memory of Lang

He soon married Cynthia Carrafa, his college girlfriend, who was a producer as well as a soap opera actress. Together, they are known for their philanthropic work. They have donated $7 million to the Texas Children’s Hospital. Mr. Petrello is also known as being quite skilled with real-estate litigation. He has been quoted as saying “One life lesson I have learned is that between being smart or being lucky, lucky is better- I have been extremely fortunate in work”.

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Ready to make a stand for cosmetics? Try something new with Lime Crime Cosmetics.

As a female, one of our main missions is to find makeup products that work efficiently, that’s hypoallergenic, that’s affordable, and that is made by a company who cares about not only their consumers but their staff members as well. And who better to come up with a cosmetic line than a woman who knows how to rock make-up. Doe Deere is the CEO and founder of Lime Crime Cosmetics, and just looking at her you can tell she knows how to rock any kind of make-up put in front of her.


A little background on Doe Deere, she was born in Russia; however, she was raised in New York City, the fashion capital of the world. She did not start out her journey knowing she wanted to start a cosmetic line. Throughout her 20’s she had everyday administrative jobs, but she knew she just did not fit in. That is where the idea to become an entrepreneur came into play for her.


When it came to the start of her cosmetic line, Lime Crime she knew it was going to be different from any other cosmetic line out there just because she is different. Her main concept behind her make-up line is that beauty isn’t what’s natural or what’s in style, but rather what feels right at the moment. In 2008, she launched her first large line that contained colorful, magical, and cruelty-free cosmetics to showcase the combination of color and cosmetics. Starting as a young entrepreneur she always had difficulty expressing herself in the form of make-up because bright, bold colors were hard to come by, this was the main inspiration behind her colorful line of cosmetics.


In 2014, Lime Crime cosmetic had a breach on their website and some thieves were able to steal customer’s personal information, and Doe Deere still feels personally responsible even though setback happens. But even an awful setback such as a hack teaches important lessons, especially to smaller businesses and Lime Crime Cosmetics was able to come back stronger, smarter, and better than even to start off the next year.


One major way Doe Deere goes above and behind other cosmetic lines is that when she has the inspiration to a new line or color she tries it out on herself first. Instead of testing it on animals, or staff members she physically will test it out on herself first to make sure it turned out the way she envisioned. Tell me how many cosmetic lines can say they do that? Inspiration is everywhere, so keep an eye out for what might be next in the Lime Crime cosmetic line.

Follow Doe Deere on LinkedIn and @doedeere


Assisting Others in Need: Kevin Seawright’s Story

New Jersey native Kevin Seawright is currently the Vice President and Chief Financial Advisor for the Newark Economic Development Corporation. Kevin Seawright earned his Masters degree in accounting from Almeda University, followed by an Executive Leadership Certification from Mendoza Business University.

Gaining Reassurance

Clients who are familiar with the work of Kevin Seawright have benefited from his financial expertise. This consists of reformulated business strategies, revenue planning. In addition, Kevin’s revenue enhancements have generally lead to increases in annual returns, around 20-30 percent.

Unlike many business professionals, he possesses a strong understanding of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). These business management tools makes manual input of administrative duties outdated. They can utilizing computer systems towards performing human resource needs.

Examples would be payroll, attendance, scheduling and the managing of employee data. Kevin helps increases the workplace efficiency of his clients while improving their efficiency in the workforce.

Improving the Quality of lives in Baltimore

The CitiStat program is designed to quantify performance from the departments in a city. It allows the users of the program to evaluate factors that are improving and which ones needs to be modified.

This can be seen in Baltimore, where Kevin combined their public school system with their CitiStat system. The activities of more than 80,000 students became better as a result.

Recording Of ‘The Marvelous 12’ For The Lovaganza 2020 Has Begun

Lovaganza has announced the beginning of the recording of “the Marvelous 12.” This recording marks another milestone in preparations for Lovaganza 2020, a worldwide celebration aimed at appreciating various cultures across the globe. Founders of Lovaganza, Jean François and Genevieve Gannon, will oversee the recording. The two are frequently referred to as the creative duo, JF&G.

‘The Marvelous 12’ is an animated series on The musical will be used to tell the back-story of ‘Lovaganza Convoy.” It will be played during the traveling shows that seek to popularize the Lovaganza 2020 celebrations. These shows will be held in different continents. In addition, the animated series will be released in cinemas across the globe.

JF&G ensured that the film generated the required excitement by carefully choosing the location and studio to record it. The two chose the Abbey Road Studios as their recording platform on Wikidot. It is the most respected recording facility worldwide. The studio will ensure that the series is of high quality.

According to Jean François, Abbey Road will secure a place in history for recording the music and associated films for the 2020 celebrations at Over the years, the studio has recorded some of the greatest pieces of music and films. Some of the people and bands that have worked with the studio are the Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd, and Elton John. Brave heart, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars are some of the films the studio has produced.

JF&G composed each musical piece for the ‘The Marvelous 12’ while Chris Elliot provided the musical arrangements. At iconic productions, Chris has been involved in similar works such as the ‘Moulin Rouge,’ a Baz Luhrmann’s box office film. Another high-end expert participating in the recording is Geoff Alexander. He is providing orchestration to the project. He has previously worked with renowned franchises such as the Harry Potter, Planet Earth, and Gravity. The animated series’ sound engineer is Simon Rhodes. He has been involved in high-end productions such as the Avatar, Spectre, the Jungle Book, and Grand Budapest Hotel. Finally, the orchestra chosen for the works is made of some of the best symphony players.

The Lovaganza celebrations were initially planned to take place in 2015. However, the organizers were forced to reschedule the celebrations to make use of the new technology in the entertainment industry. Some of these technologies will involve the groundbreaking Immerscope screen. This screen will provide the people with a brand new viewing experience. The event will take place in multiple venues across the world, simultaneously, between May and September 2020. These sites will ensure that more people attend the event while still ensuring the celebrations retain a global outlook. The Lovaganza team is incorporating the public in its preparation plans. The website is providing up-to-date information on the same.

The Colorful Wonder of Doe Deere’s Lime Crime

The Lime Crime makeup company was a brand I became aware of after seeing a Facebook friend shared a few stunning pictures of the Lime Crime makeup. I am a huge fan of makeup as an art form. I’m not especially into makeup that is only used to cover up flaws. Almost instantly as I perused the images I fell in love with the bright colors of the Lime Crime makeup. I don’t believe in love at first sight when it comes to people. Love at first sight with makeup can really be true love though!


I liked the concept of the company even more after looking through the makeup available on the Lime Crime website. The friendly Velvetines lip colors are exceptionally visually appealing. They come in all different colors! The Venus eye shadow palettes are excellent for smoky and neutral eye looks. I prefer smoky eye palettes personally, because I wear mainly smoky or neutral eye looks. Lime Crime also sells Superfoils duo eye shadows. These have two bright, sparkly colors in their pods. They are perfect for anyone who likes brightly colored eye makeup.


The history of Lime Crime is a combination of inspirational and tinged with controversy. Doe Deere -the creator of Lime Crime- is quick to dismiss the controversy as created by internet trolls who posed as her and commented rude comments to unsuspecting Lime Crime customers. Doe Deere says that the only place she writes comments is on her blog, social media profile and her web store. When negativity was expressed in comments that seemed to come from her, the Lime Crime company name was misspelled. Doe Deere points this misspelling to be something she would never do.


Controversy aside, Doe Deere is not the type to post negative comments at her customers. She is devoted to her business and any smart business person knows not to post negative comments about their customers. Doe Deere is just as much of a colorful wonder as her makeup company is. She usually has a different hair color throughout the year and wears the Lime Crime lip and eye colors with gusto.


If you want to check out the Lime Crime shopping experience for yourself their website is located at: ‘‘. You can check out the Lime Crime social media pages to learn more about the brand and Doe Deere. They are on Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and Instagram.