November 6, 2017 · Prison Communication · (No comments)

I am currently working in a local jail as a corrections officer, and this year the violence has escalated to a point that me and my team have had to use some unconventional methods to keep order. The issue we have in this facility is we have the same staff of officers but the inmate population has doubled in the last three years. Cells should only have four inmates, but are stuffed with eight in many cases. This makes this very problematic because tensions are at an all time high.

 

Now if you bring drugs into this already dangerous situation, not only are officers in trouble, but so are inmates, guests, and staff. Inmates have found some very creative ways to get the drugs into the jail, and we have a limited team but are doing a good job locating many of the spots that are vulnerable to problems. One area we attack hard is the visitor center, trying to keep guests from bringing the inmates any contraband that could be used in the jail to make trouble for all.

 

In the past, we used to have to designate some of our team to the call center to pay attention to what the inmates were discussing. That took away resources we could have used elsewhere to maintain order. Now that Securus Technologies has installed their monitoring system in our facility, we can get those officers back out where they can be more productive. The LBS software does the work of those officers, scanning every word of every call, isolating certain chatter and alerting my team the instant trouble has been detected.

 

Now when inmates are discussing drugs in the cells, weapons in the yard, fighting in the mess hall, or acquiring any sorts of contraband, my team is able to eliminate any threats.

 

Avaaz is a civic organization based in the U.S., which supports global activism on issues such as animal rights, climate change, poverty, corruption, conflict and human rights. It was established in January 2007 and according to The Guardian, it is the most powerful and largest online activism network in the globe. The name “Avaaz” stems from a transliteration of avaz, a Persian word, which means song or voice.

 

History

Avaaz was co-created by Res Publica, a community made up of professionals in the public sector who were dedicated to supporting civic virtue, deliberative democracy and good governance. The other co-founder was the MoveOn.org, a non-profit American advocacy group that supports progressive public strategy. Individual co-founders included Tom Pravda, Ricken Patel, Tom Perriello (former Congressman for Virginia), Eli Pariser, Jeremy Heimans, Andrea Woodhouse and David Madden. The board is made up of Tom Pravda (secretary), Ricken Patel (president), Ben Brandzel (treasurer) and the chairman is Eli Pariser and resume their.

 

Funding and Campaigns

From 2009, Avaaz has not received any donations from corporations or foundations. It has also not accepted payments that exceed $5,000 according to a report on The Guardian. The organization relies on its generous individual members who have managed to raise more than $20 Million so far. Before the year 2009, a number of foundations had funded its start-up costs and staff. Avaaz manages its global campaigns via its group of campaigners spread in more than 30 countries, which include India, Brazil, UK and Lebanon. The organization favors communicating with its members via emails and employs various campaign tactics like videos, online open petitions and tools such as email-your-leader. In some instances, Avaaz uses advertisements and seeks legal advice on how best to push a campaign forward. It also uses other means like staging phone-ins, sit-ins, media friendly stunts and rallies. It is the members who usually come up with suggestions on how campaigns should be conducted under the guidance of a number of specialists and what Avaaz knows.

November 4, 2017 · Home Furniture · (No comments)

You’ve probably come across several instances of crown moulding (possibly even in your own home). From structural accents on the upper portions of our homes to furniture accents, there’s just so much we can actually do with this practical and beautiful design option. If you’re thinking of trying out this long-lasting and value-added element, just take a look at some of the ideas below to see how you can make this work in your own home.

Install on Wall and Ceiling Junctions

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Contemporary mouldings are most commonly used to cover the point where the ceiling greets the wall. There are several types of crown moulding designs, ranging from very elaborate castings to minimalist lines. It is typically used to hide structural weaknesses and shoddy paint finishings. If you’re looking to add crown mouldings with a clean and simple feel, you can even consider buying off-the-rack and installing them on your own.

Addition on Interior Entrance

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Trims are necessary when it comes to doors because the visible gap left between the frame and the wall is rather stark and off-putting. For interior entrances however, trims are not usually required, but it can act as a visual add-on to present a more significant entryway. If your ceiling is coffered or more elaborately designed, the appearance of a crown moulding above an interior entrance also helps to complement the entire feel.

Hold and Hide Lights

Uplighting and cove lighting are getting more and more popular these days as it gives us the option of indirect lighting on the upper parts of our walls. It can serve as both the primary lighting in your home and also provides an aesthetic value to highlight decorative ceilings. In this case, the crown moulding acts as a horizontal ledge to hold and hide the light fixtures and wiring.

Disguise Cabinet Soffits

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Depending on how you choose to design your kitchen, you could have a sizeable space between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling. This space is called a soffit. By choosing to add-on crown mouldings on the top portion of your cabinetry, you can cover up undesirable cabinet edges and lend a distinctive air to the entire room. Depending on the colours of your cabinetry and walls, adding a crown moulding can help to downplay the gloomier parts above your cabinets.

Use as Door and Window Headers

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Ever noticed an extra section above the trims of doors and windows? This would usually be crown mouldings. It’s definitely a great way to dress up the various openings in a house without going over your budget. Depending on the overall colour of your doors, windows and space, you might want to paint the crown moulding the same colour as your trim to ensure that your choice is seamless and elegant.

Exterior Architectural Elements

Ranging from pillar accents to rooftop additions, crown mouldings can also be seen on house exteriors. Due to changing weather conditions and various levels of humidity, the materials used for exterior crown mouldings are usually water resistant and denser. There are many home and establishments which utilise this complementary feature in their designs and the effect is usually one of grandeur and elegance.

Embellish Furniture

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Turn any wooden cabinetry, cupboards or drawers into an instant hit with the addition of crown mouldings. It doesn’t really matter if the design of your furniture is older or more modern (e.g. transitional, minimalistic); you can always find the right type of crown moulding to complement its design. Solid wood crown mouldings can be crafted into elaborate designs, but if you’re looking for something simpler, then polyurethane or MDF crown mouldings should provide enough flexibility.

Although crown mouldings are often misused and overused these days, it’s still a wonderful option to consider if you want to upgrade or revamp your home. Just remember that any added element in your home should complement one another and this applies to crown mouldings as well. If you’re not entirely sure how to go about this, you should always reach out to a professional for assistance.

November 4, 2017 · Marketing Leader · (No comments)

Susan Mcgalla is carving a great path for herself. She has become the marketing leader that is really changing the dynamics of the marketing world. Many people have found that she is someone that can deliver a great number of marketing tactics to help companies thrive.

Her business expertise is great, and people really take notice of what she does when it comes to revamping things like the clothing line for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This has been one of her biggest projects in recent years, and it is a clear sign that she had a desire to stretch her creative development muscles.

Susan is a person that knows a lot about retail clothing. She has worked in every aspect of this type of industry. Susan knows just how well the industry works because she has put a great amount of time into learning about retail clothing as she worked for American Eagle Outfitters. She came up through the ranks as a very astute marketing graduate student that learned the ropes.

She became familiar with how the marketing process worked. Susan also became conscious of the way that consumers purchased clothes. People take notice of what she does when it comes to revamping things like the clothing line for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The work that Susan has done over the years has not been in vain. She has really been great at proving that anyone that has a desire to work hard can rise up through the ranks and become successful in the marketing arena. She knows a lot about this industry because she is taking time to really do the research about it. Susan has stressed over and over again to other women that want to build a career in marketing how important it is to gain a college education.