Securus Technologies: Starting a New Business Venture

Securus Technologies has recently acquired GovNetPay, an online payment system for paying public transactions including fines, bails, fees, and taxes. Securus Technologies has become one of the most successful telecommunications company in the United States and Canada, serving more than 3,500 correctional facilities and providing them with their communication needs. They are also looking after the communication needs of more than one million prisoners, giving them a chance to communicate with their loved ones outside the correctional facility using the state of the art devices from Securus Technologies. According to Mr. Pickens, the present CEO of Securus Technologies, acquiring GovNetPay would give them the edge over their competitors, and he also added that putting the leading payment system in the United States would make them ahead of their competitors in the field of providing convenient payment services to the public.

 

 

It is a great business idea for Securus Technologies to acquire GovNetPay because now that the payment system is under their ownership, the families of the prisoners can directly pay through the system, and it will be processed faster due to their in-house computer technology.

 

 

GovNetPay was created in 1997 by a sheriff who wanted to have a fast and reliable system that can process the transactions of the people in his county who has to pay their fees and fines. With the help of several people working in the computer industry, GovNetPay was introduced. It quickly became one of the most popular payment platforms in the United States, and it managed to gain popularity in 26% of all the total number of counties in America. According to Securus Technologies, they will be improving the features found inside the portal of GovnetPay to ensure convenient and fast transactions. GovNetPay continues to become one of the most popular payment platforms in the United States.

 

 

Daniel Taub visits Bradford

Bradford received an honorable guest, Daniel Taub, who is Israel’s ambassador to Britain. His visit came after the Bradford MP George Galloway made contentious comments regarding Israel. These comments implied that Israelis should not visit or even reside in Bradford.

This visit was an attempt to meet with councilors, faith leaders among other groups.

George Galloway’s comments seemed to vary from what Daniel Taub impressions of Bradford were. Galloway comment on Israel free Bradford put is that the city should not have any goods from Israel, no academics or even tourists. This means that Bradford is to cut all connections with this country.

To Taub, Bradford was a city that anyone, from any faith and background, could live, work, and co-operate. Galloway comments however implied that the city was a no-go zone for the Israelis. He felt that Galloway is not giving the real voice of Bradford which is the voice of inclusion rather than that of exclusion. This is what made the visit so important. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/13/israel-peace-pressure-israeli and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/8833883/Gilad-Shalits-return-is-a-testament-to-Israels-love-of-life.html

Galloway speech which aroused social media uproar is under police investigation. In this speech, Galloway was heard saying that they –don’t want any Israel goods or services, they don’t want any Israeli going to Bradford universities and colleges, and they don’t want any tourist from Israel to visit Bradford. He topped it all by saying Israel state is illegal, barbarous and savage.

Maybe these comments from Galloway are as a result of his long history of being anti-Israel. He at one time stormed out of a debate after realizing that his opponent was an Israeli. He commented that he does not debate with Israelis. This made him be branded as a racist. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | Crunchbase

Galloway has aired on several occasions the anti-Israel conspiracy theories. These theories include claims of Israel’s support to Al-Qaeda and Ukraine unrest. However, he denies having said all that.

Daniel Taub, speaking with Telegraph & Argus, said that his message to Galloway is that real conflict in Israel is between the past the future but not anything else. Also, he advised Galloway that he should not be among those pulling this state backward but rather those who are trying to make it have a better future.

According to Taub, Bradford encourages dialogue in which he also believes in. Tight security was ensured during his visit to Bradford. He stated that he was invited by people of Bradford who feel that Galloway does not represent them. He clings to the belief that Bradford is co-operating city.

Learn more about Daniel Taub:

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