Securus Technologies Defends Against Global Tele Link Press Release

A few months ago Global Tele Link (GTL) published a press release regarding patents being disputed by GTL with the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). In a series of allegations, GTL accused Securus Technology of patent infringement. In the GTL claims, patent “816”, a patent that protects certain aspects of video visitation software from infringement has been apparently violated by Securus Technologies.


Securus Technologies countered this accusatory press release by going point by point through the original GTL accusations and answering with clear, concise points. For example, GTL stated that patent 816 had been validated by the PTAB. Securus stated that they went through the patent record and found no evidence of patent 816 ever been validated by GTL. Furthermore, any legal action initiated by GTL has been stayed by the Texas federal courts for now. Securus is confident that if a legal dispute does go to court, Securus has never used that aspect of GTL technology.


To read all points listed and disputed in the GTL claim, please click here. Both parties have claims in for video technology, but Securus has almost three times the amount of total patents or pending patents than GTL has currently. It will be interesting to see if this GTL dispute actually has any legal grounding. One thing that GTL could do that Securus currently does is essentially “lease out” their technology to another inmate communication company. GTL would still own the rights, but make more money than they would by just using the technology in-house.


Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Is Facing A Drinking Water Issue And The Resort Is Resolving It

The famous Squaw Valley ski resort has been a haven for professional as well as novice skiers for more than 60 years. Squaw Valley made world headlines in 1960 when the resort hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Ever since then, Squaw Valley has attracted skiers from countries around the world. Squaw Valley slopes and trails are the best in the world thanks to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. And Squaw Valley’s location is world class too. The resort sits near Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is a glacier lake that has earned a reputation for being one of the most pristine lakes in the world.

Water shouldn’t be, and almost never is, a problem in the Lake Tahoe area. But the five-year drought changed that. For the last four years, Squaw Valley has felt the impact of light snowfall. The ski seasons have been shorter and warmer. But in 2015, things began to change. The snow came back, and ski resorts in the area had a great 2015/2016 season. The 2016/2017 forecast was encouraging as well. In fact, Squaw Valley started to record snowfall in September, but in October something unusual happened. The resort was inundated with rain. A lot of rain. And it flooded four of the wells that service the upper mountain area of the resort. The four wells that were flooded service two water systems in the Squaw Valley complex.

Resort officials did a routine water check after the water receded, and they discovered E, coli, and coliform bacteria in the drinking water in all four wells. Liesl Kenney, the Public Relation Director for the resort, issued a statement about the water contamination. Kenney told the Sierra Sun that the Gold Coast and High Camp sections of the resort were impacted by the flood waters. All the restaurants in those areas were immediately closed, and bottled water was given to all the guests. No contaminated water was available to the public and no one got sick.

Read more: Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

Kenney also said the Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District were contacted as well as other safety experts. The resort has taken the appropriate steps to eliminate the harmful bacteria. The guests staying at High Camp and Gold Coast have access to the other restaurants on the property, and daily skiing has not been interrupted.

Andy Wirth, the CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, said the safety of the guest is the resort’s highest priority. Recent tests have confirmed three of the four wells are free of the E. coli bacteria, and only low levels of the coliform bacteria remain. The decontamination process is ongoing, so the two water systems should be clean in the near future. But those systems will remain closed until they are completely safe, according to Kenney.

The water issue has not stopped skiers from enjoying the heavy snowfall this year. Squaw Valley is planning for another long season, and thanks to a letup in the drought that should happen. They Do Betting Right

When it comes to NFL odds, Super Bowl betting, or football gambling in general, there are websites that do it the right way and websites that do it the wrong way. is an example of a website that does it right way. They respect each and every person that comes on their website and they would never do anything to insult their intelligence. They are grateful and humbled that people visit their website and they want to keep them coming back for more. They know the way to do that is by being honest, upfront, and truthful with everyone that visits

They only hire the best of the best when it comes to their experts. They don’t hire just anyone to doll out advice and wisdom. They are looking for people that know everything there is to know about the NFL, which is why I can’t recommend enough. There is so much that goes into football and so much that is involved in it. Because of this, people need to visit to get as much information as possible. While on the website, they can be a sponge and absorb as much information as they can retain. That is the best way to get good at this.

As everyone knows, the NFL is a week-to-week league and because of this, people need to stay informed on things like injuries, if a team is coming off a bye week, and what to expect in terms of how they match up. That is a critical part of this and it is a big reason why so many people visit them, especially when the Super Bowl rolls around. They know they are going to look at the Super Bowl and break it down in the best way possible. This is more than just a job for them. It is something they love.

It is often said that when it comes to passion, people can either notice it or they can’t. It is not something that can be hidden and it is something that people will pick up on when they visit the site. When people visit, they see writers and a team of people that are truly committed to this and truly want to make people winners. When their customers win, they feel happy knowing they have played a part in that process for them and helped them along the way.

Innovacare Health Appoints Three New Healthcare Professionals to Its Management

InnovaCare Health has hired three professionals to work in their management team so that they can offer efficient and quality services. Two of the executives have been working in the government programs Medicare and Medicaid, and for that reason, they have substantial experience in this field. Jonathan Meyer will be serving as the chief actuary officer of the firm. Before being offered this role, Meyer served as a director of actuarial services, mediocre and Medicaid at Horizon BCBS. He also served as a chief actuary at HealthCare Partners in New York, in the Department of Heritage Medical Systems.

Penelope Kokkinides who has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, focussing on government programs, was appointed as the chief administrative office. She is equipped with extensive knowledge and skills in developing clinical programs and management of healthcare processes and operations. Her focus is to improve efficiency and organizational infrastructure. Penelope Kokkinides has worked in various executive roles such as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare. At Centerlight, she was accountable for the overall administration and strategic direction of the managed care department.

Read more: Aveta Inc. President & CEO Rick Shinto, M.D. Receives Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award

Mike Sortino is another executive who has been appointed as the chief accounting officer of InnovaCare. Before his appointment, he worked as the Chief Financial Officer for HCC Specialty, working for more than five years. Mike has a vast experience in the field of insurance and reinsurance and also over five years in public accounting. The three professionals are equipped with a high level of experience, expertise and professional integrity that is needed in all leaders that work for InnovaCare Health. Each of these professionals will present a rich background and unique expertise required by this organization as they look forward to making InnovaCare Health successful despite the ever-changing healthcare landscape.

About InnovaCare
InnovaCare, Inc. is a healthcare company that offers managed health care services, managing the leading health plans in Puerto Rico. The company is under the leadership of Rick Shinto, whereby he is the current President and CEO of InnovaCare, Inc.

To ensure the operations of the business runs smoothly, Richard is being helped by Penelope Kokkinides who is the chief administrative officer. InnovaCare operates two Medicaid plans in the Puerto Rico’s Government Health Plan, with broad benefit coverage via a harmonized care model. InnovaCare is the only service provider that offer health plans that are NCQA accredited. For this reason, the company is devoted to providing its members with high-quality healthcare by forming sustainable models of managed care that are harmonized, affordable, innovative and fully integrated with modern technology.

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Malini Saba: A Merger of Business and Charity

When we think of humanitarian efforts, we often think of them as being completely separate from business. Business people are only interested in profits and furthering their own cause, right? They cannot possibly have the sensibility to work for other people. Well, when it comes to Malini Saba, this notion gets turned on its head.

Malini was born and raised in Sri Lanka, in Southern Asia. When she was 19 years old, she moved to the United States with her husband to pursue an education. She only had $200 to her name when she first arrived, so getting this education was extremely difficult. Luckily, she was able to sit in on some business courses that her husband was attending, and this was the first time that she fell in love with the world of investment. She wanted to join the venture capital movement that was sweeping the globe at the time, so she applied at several firms, only to be turned down every time. She eventually decided to just start her own company.


Malini Saba is now the Chairwoman of Saban, a global investment firm that has several investments in oil and gas, technology, real estate, and a plethora of commodities. Saban breaks the normal notions of what it means to be an investment firm. Malini likes to take risks, and she is not afraid to invest in places that other investors are too scared to go. Malini looks five years down the road and wants to know what the trends and investment opportunities will be then, rather than looking at the current state of things. This helps her get in before everyone else, and pull more profits out than any other investor is able to. This helped to make Saban a multi million dollar company. However, Malini does not just sit on stacks of cash like another investor might. She is actively giving back and improving the world one dollar at a time.


In 2001, Malini started Stree, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the rights of women and challenging how their roles in society are seen. This organization provides women empowerment and the means to create their own movements. Malini also gives millions each year to charities and causes, such as the $10 million that she gave for tsunami relief in 2004 to her home country of Sri Lanka.


Malini Saba is the epitome of the merger of business and philanthropy, and through her love of investments, her background of poverty, and her need to give back, she has created an empire that will help the world for generations to come.



Human Rights Founder Thor Halvorssen Fights Against Tyranny

When North Korean hackers attacked Sony for their production of the Interview, a movie mocking the dictator of the DPRK, Thor Halvorssen of the Human Rights Foundation wasn’t going to sit by idly.

Instead, Halvorssen gathered up his team to conduct an air-raid of sorts to bring anti-regime propaganda and money to those suffering under the horrific dictatorship in North Korea.

A report in the Weekly Standard follows the entire process. The team enters into South Korea already with threats to their lives. Near the North Korean border, Halvorssen and his team release large balloons carrying goods designed to be dropped in the DPRK for it’s oppressed citizens.

A GPS tracker later reveals that the balloons were redirected south. According to the Weekly Standard report, Halvorssen immediately began brainstorming about using drones.

Before returning home, Thor Halvorssen visits a television station in Seoul, Channel A, where he stresses the importance of fighting for the DPRK’s freedom and challenges all citizens of South Korea to not be scared of the leaders of North Korea and to stand up and fight for the rights and freedom of their neighboring countrymen.

Thor Halvorssen is the founder of the Human Right’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights in the most violated places in the world.

Before founding the HR Foundation, Halvorssen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania focusing on History and Political Science, both for which he graduated with a Bachelor and Masters Degree.

The HR Foundation was established in 2005 and is based in New York. Halvorssen himself is half-Norwegian and half-Venezuelan. Being the son of a Venezuelan mother, Halvorssen was born in Caracas and raised there for a good portion of his life. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Halvorssen is more than a human rights activist as he has several first-hand experiences in the matter. Both his parents were killed in violation of human rights. His mother, a descendant of both Simón Bolívar and Cristóbal Mendoza was fatally shot during a demonstration against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

According to Crunchbase, Thor Halvorssen’s father worked under Carlos Andrés Pérez as the Ambassador for Anti-Narcotic Affairs. He was eventually imprisoned and tortured during an investigation of the Medellin drug cartel. Halvorssen, aided by Amnesty International, was eventually able to gain his father’s release, free of all charges. Also, Halvorssen’s cousin, Leopoldo Lopez is currently imprisoned in Caracas.

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A Worthy Reputation

Many things are just around the bend for the month of November. This has the financial world in an uproar. On November 9, 2016, the New York City Athletic Club is hosting the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala. The financial world is waiting in expectation. This event marks a big celebration for 2016.

For the past 15 years, the international industry of finance has celebrated the best of the best. The event, set for this month in November, will acknowledge those worthy of recognition in most areas of business and investing. These areas include innovation in deal making.

Guest of the awards show will see trophies given for leading firms statuses, superb financing, restructuring, world contributions and even individual professional performance. Among the great expectations, there’s one name that bears great witness and acclaim. Those in finance expect this name to flourish with awards.

This agency is the Madison Street Capital firm, and it’s a premier investment banking agency in the world. As it stand now, the firm is nominated for two prestigious titles in finance. Those nominations include International and Industrials Deal of the Year that went under $200 million.

The second nomination for Madison is for the sought for award giving as the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. Most professionals in the finance industry are expecting a great show, and the long history of satisfaction pushes them to believe that a great event is unfolding.

Those at Madison are also excited about their potentials. They look to add more trophies to their list of achievements. The firm is often known for working around the clock in order to meet demands within varying time zones across the world. It’s this ambition that many expect to see rewarding on the 9th.

Madison Capital works in the international financial community. Its clients are from all around the world. The firm’s main services give a wide spectrum of solutions for international companies and in all sectors. These services include financial opinions, investment banking and corporate financial advisory.

Other services are merger and acquisition expertise; global market position, valuation and financial leadership. Madison Street Capital’s reputation hinges on the excellence it’s provided in these areas. The integrity of their services is also expected to continue past the year of 2016. Yet only time can tell.

In the same manner, we can only wait to see if the nominations given to this firm come through. In either case, we can expect the agency to continue with its rapport within the international financial community.

Madison Street is based in New York City.

It hires great professionals in finance and even attributes its success to the people it staffs. This practice is likely to continue in the future and will persist in making the name of this agency great.

Michael Zomber: A Man Of History


Michael Zomber is a man inspired by history. Born in Washington D.C with a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in English Literature and Psychology along with a Master’s Degree in English Literature from UCLA , For the past 30 years he has spent his spare time collecting antique weaponry from almost every part of the world. He gained an extensive amount of knowledge throughout his life on the topic of the history of war and weapons. He is now truly an expert in his field. Due to his expertise, Zomber has made many accomplishments during his life including appearing as a guest historian on six episodes of “Tales of the Gun”, a show that aired on the History Channel in 1998 where he could share his knowledge about antique guns.


Most people know of Michael Zomber as an author. He has published four novels and seven screenplays including historical novels such as “Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War” this story is written from the perspective of an eight-year-old girl who is eagerly waiting for her father to return home from the Civil War. She also speaks about topics that were current during that time such as President Lincoln and slavery. Another title written by Zomber is “Shogun Iemitsu”, a novel that also shares the same theme of war but in an entirely different time, place, and story. It’s a novel highlighting the life of two young samurais living in 17th century Tokugawa Japan. Another intriguing book published by Michael Zomber is a non-fiction book titled “Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai”. It is a book that covers the history of Christianity as it spread throughout India and China.


In 2005 Zomber decided to take his love for history one step further and produced his own film called “Soul of the Samurai”, a film that was made with his very own production company known as Renascent Films that he started with his wife, according to IMDb. “Soul of the Samurai” is a fascinating movie that tells the story of how samurais had lived their lives based on the tradition of Bushido, which is a code of honor and means “Way of the warrior”. The film is brought to life with 3D animation.


Currently, Zomber still holds his love for history and is truly a storyteller by heart but is now residing outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two children Gabriella and Christopher. Read more about Michael on Citrite, for more insight into his career, and his passion for history.

Program Your Lights with Gooee Lighting

Gooee lights with IoT components are very important for the future of buildings and homes. Buildings and homes are all very large and use a lot of energy. They are the perfect lights for the home because they are very easy to set up, and then the family can get them ready to go in seconds. It is a much easier thing for people to do because they just check out the computer program or the control panel to set up the lights. They will do the things that the homeowner needs, and they will turn on and off on command.


The idea is to use Gooee IoT lights that will run by themselves. The program is very easy to tackle, and then the Gooee people can come in to set up everything in minutes. They use very modern fixtures that are easy to manage, and they set up things that are a lot easier to take care of. They will run for years on end, and they will be the kind of thing that can be managed with just a couple clicks of a button. They can be run with an app, and Gooee can update them with new software if that is what is needed.


The best thing that can happen to a family is to have something that makes their home easier to manage. The Gooee lights that they create will be much easier for people to use, and they will click on and off to save energy based on their program.

Why its important to protect your Wikipedia page?

Wikipedia has grown as resource for finding information on famous landmarks and celebrities. It is also a good resource to use for finding facts to put in a school project. Wikipedia is a free platform for anyone with internet access and a working computer to use. Anybody with an account is able to contribute to any pages they have knowledge in. The site works as a collaboration tool to for everyone to share knowledge they have.

Companies often use Wikipedia to market their product or idea. With Wikipedia’s growing popularity there are many millions of users per day. So many chances to get free press about a product. It is also crucial that someone watches over these pages because there are opportunities for people to write crazy unrealistic information. There are moderators and people that are constantly watching over popular pages, but at the end of the day anyone can contribute if they have an account. It is a good idea to hire a company to help manage company pages to savor that reputation. We have seen so many times how easy it is to hurt a positive reputation. One bad article or several controversial images can be harmful enough.

Get Your Wiki is a company that will help edit or create any Wikipedia page you would like to have done. They have veteran Wikipedia editors on their team that know exactly how to create a good looking page. They help everyone from individuals to non-profits to businesses and everything in between.

Every Wikipedia page needs to have proper formatting and credible references. Bad formatting can turn a reader away before they even get started reading. Having a reliable page is an important digital asset to carry. Wikipedia is one of the most visited sites and usually ranks very high in the search results.

While anybody has free reign to edit Wikipedia pages, there are usually dedicated volunteers that help protect popular pages from false and harmful information. Get Your Wiki offers the perfect monitoring services to protect the company name before anything goes wrong. If anything were to go wrong Get Your Wiki would go in right away and fix the problem from people notice. Veteran Wiki editors are operating in real time. The team also has translators to ensure that everyone around the world is able to see your page. In business it is important to get maximum exposure. Shoot them an email to get a quote.