Barbara Stokes Wins FEMA Contract For Hurricane Harvey Relief Housing

Hurricane Harvey was one of the most destructive natural disasters of the last decade. Only a few companies could possibly handle the undertaking of rebuilding areas hit by the hurricane. Recently, one innovative disaster relief builder won a large FEMA contract to help people affected by the natural disaster. That company, GSH of Alabama, LLC, and their CEO, Baraba Stokes are ready to help rebuild the homes and lives of thousands of people.

According to FEMA records, the contract was worth $28,516,300 and is expected to have a completion date of March 2018. The contract will help bring relief and help those who were adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey. GSH of Alabama, LLC was chosen in part because of their ability to quickly deliver sustainable housing to the region in time and within the stated budget. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.

GSH of Alabama, LLC’s CEO Barbara Stokes has taken the lead in the FEMA contract to ensure that the hurricane victims receive their housing as quickly as possible. As a leader in the disaster relief construction industry, GHS of Alabama is one of the best-qualified companies to call in the aftermath of a disaster the size and scope of Hurrican Harvey.

Barbara Stokes is experienced in leading her quick response team to organize, build and deliver the company’s state of the art manufactured homes in the time needed to shelter the hurricane victims. Among the areas of expertise for Mrs. Stokes and GSH of Alamaba include administration logistics, fleet maintenance as well as warehousing services.

Barbara Stokes completed her education at Mercer University where she received a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Physics. During her undergraduate years, Mrs. Stokes also studied Manufacturing as well as Technical Communication and Management. Additionally, Mrs. Stokes received training in Thermodynamics. Follow Barbara Stokes on

Before becoming the CEO of GSH, Mrs. Stokes worked at Boeing and Pieces Corporation. In her time at Boeing and Pieces Corporation, Barbara Stokes honed her experience in complex projects and government contracts. Today, Mrs. Stokes in one of the foremost experts in government contracting. In addition to her leadership role at GHS of Alabama, LLC, Mrs. Stokes performs volunteer work in the Huntsville, Alamaba area.


Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub was born in London and educated at several prestigious universities in Great Britain. In 1989, Taub moved to Isreal. While living there, he served in the Isreal Defence Forces, worked for the Isreali Foreign Ministry, and he held the position of the Isreali Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Daniel Taub returned to Isreal after his term of Ambassador had ended. It was after his return, that he had some insight on Isreal’s path to peace.

One of his big issues as the Ambassador is he felt there was a constant push to apply pressure to the Israelites to obtain peace in their own country. To an outsider, it looked as if they were losing interest in finding peace. However, this could not be further from the truth. Learn more about Daniel Taub: and

According to Daniel Taub, it is not that the people of Isreal do not want peace. Instead, they would like the other governments who have come in and made promises to fulfill them.

They allowed the UN Peacemakers to come in, but the peacemakers have not been able to live up to their end of the deal. Weapons are still getting into the wrong hands. The Hezbollah are still armed and creating problems in the north region of Isreal.

Hamas are still armed and ready to fight in Gaza. It is hard to dream of peace when safety is still a big issue. The reconstruction of Gaza is another problem for Isreal. They have done their share to provide money and aid to the process, but the outsiders who promised money have yet to meet their obligations.

It is hard to think about peace when you are concerned that a deserted West Bank is going to be the home of the next terrorist group. Isreal is always in a state of influx. Not only do they need to change their way of thinking of what peace may look like.

States that have never considered working together may need to do that in the name of peace. Those from the outside looking in also need to understand that the Israelis and Palentines do not exist in a snowglobe. There are many circumstances to their situation and pressuring them to get along will not solve the problem.

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Lime Crime’s New Vision

LimeCrime has done it again. It has recently partnered with the e-commerce giant Revolve. This dynamic-duo has teamed-up to expand both of the brands’ product lines and here is why. LimeCrime has been a strong fixture in the cosmetics business for the past few years. Unlike its many stagnant competitors, this brand is always looking to push the envelope in a variety of ways. Lime Crime has expanded into China, and it has set itself up for a successful endeavor. By marketing its products through Revolve, it has by-passed the logistical-headache in more ways than one.

This e-commerce hub is combatting counterfeit products, which are prevalent in China. The country is always ranked at the top position for knock-offs, and it’s already selling Lime Crime’s lip topper product. Thanks to Revolve, Lime Crime can market its products directly to consumers who want authentic products. On top of that, Revolve will be the only place to purchase the brand’s high-profile cosmetics. By doing so, this company has been able to build a solid seed-audience before ever selling one product. The idea was genius in a sense because it gives Lime Crime and Revolve great exposure. Over one million counterfeit lip toppers have been sold in the Chinese market, but now the consumers will have a chance to purchase the real products. Lime Crime doesn’t have to deal with taxes, fees or manage duties, which comes along with the logistical-process.

Revolve has been able to expand its beauty segment, and it fits perfectly with what Lime Crime is trying to achieve. This has been a win-win situation on both sides. The company decided to not work with first-tier influencers. It has chosen to work with influencers who are less-well-known because these individuals are truly passionate about the products. This is the new vision for 2018, and it appears to be a winning-solution.

Great Ambassador

During his time spent as an ambassador, Daniel Taub toured the embassies of London and posed the question: “how do you manage to put aside your own views from those of the government you represent?” He received varied answers.

Daniel Taub has always felt that it is a very easy task to separate yourself and your views from the government you represent. He strongly believes that his job is to make people throughout the world understand where people of Israel are coming from – where they stand on important issues.

When speaking to others about the leadership in Israel he tries to make them understand in a very thoughtful manner that everyone has very different opinions concerning various topics. The important matters are the ones which unify nations and create beneficial alliances, these are the matters he focuses his time and energy on.

Amidst the thoughtful discussions on topics of leadership and nationalism he finds no problem in approaching difficult ideas or controversial subjects. It is part of what has made him the excellent leader he is today.

The cooperation between Britain and Israel is a leading subject that Daniel Taub focuses his efforts on. Cooperation between nations in the Middle East has proven to be very beneficial to his cause as well. Daniel Taub has achieved some of the most important cooperatives in the Middle East since the major crises began. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | Crunchbase

The crises being the events taking place in Gaza and the multiple ISIS attacks. The Middle east is in turmoil and he would like to fix the troubles they are facing. But, there has been a positive lining to the troubles listed. They are worried about the complex situation at hand but it has brought out the best characteristics in the people.

He is taking advantage of the situation by treating the region with a level of humility. Daniel Taub, in his delicate dealings with these situations, has focused his efforts on the aspects which he can control. The matters which will affect Israel the most are at the top of his agenda. When he was in office, he handled these matters with great care and caution but also with a sense of urgency.

Daniel Taub was able to secure a landmark deal with Iran. The deal marked new territory that would ensure the safety of both nations as long as both parties upheld their end. Thus far, Mr. Taub remains optimistic.

How Sussex Healthcare Meets The Needs Of Its Residents

Sussex Healthcare is a company in the Sussex area that was founded in March 1998. It is a privately held company which operates 20 homes where they care for vulnerable people. This includes elderly people who have conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. They also help adults who have learning or physical difficulties. Over the years they have won a number of awards in the healthcare industry. This company has two co-founders, Shiraz Boghani who is also a hotelier and Dr. Shafik Sachedina who is a trained dentist. They are both joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare.

Many of the homes that Sussex Healthcare operates are run 24/7. They offer a wide variety of services to the people living in their homes. When someone chooses to stay at one of their homes the medical experts at this company compile an extensive evaluation of them. They discern what activities they will enjoy the most and that will help to keep them mentally and physically fit. They also find out what the patient is expecting so that all of their needs are met.

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One activity that Sussex Healthcare offers its residents is hydrotherapy. There are a number of studies that show that engaging in hydrotherapy can be very beneficial. These benefits include strengthening joints, helping with soreness issues, and improved flexibility. It can also lead to reduced inflammation and other health benefits like increased blood flow.

Each Sussex Healthcare facility has a gaming room. The games that residents can play in these rooms help them stay mentally engaged. They also help the residents with their critical thinking skills and reaction times. In addition to helping those residents with mental issues improve their memory, it also helps the residents form friendships.

The Health Quality Service certified Sussex Healthcare in 2002. This certification involves a company meeting certain standards such as the experts they employ and what type of equipment they use. They have also received accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization which was earned in 2005. Additionally, they were certified as meeting IQIPS standards which is determined by the United Kingdom Accreditations Services organization.

Completes Debt Offering and Supports Good Causes

NexBank successfully completed a fifty-four million dollar subordinated debt offering in September according to an article on PR Newswire. They intend to use the proceeds for corporate purposed. This brings the amount of debt and equity raised since 2016 to two hundred and eighty-three million. A debt tender offer occurs when the firm wants to do some restructuring. It allows their debtholders the ability to repurchase bonds at a specific price point.

The notes which will mature in 2027 are non-callable for five years. They have a fixed rate interest of 6.375 for five years. The notes are registered under the Securities Act so they may not be sold in the US absent registration or exemption.

NexBank has been in the news lately for their support of some great things. One is a sponsorship of the TREC Shark Tank. This is a competition of three teams pitching their real estate projects to investors. It’s like the show Shark Tank and organized by the Real Estate Council Community Fund. The winner gets a five hundred thousand dollar investment for their project.

They also supported the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s Annual Luncheon. It was the thirty-second one. The luncheon helps support an advancement in women’s economic security and NexBank gave one hundred thousand to the cause. They also partnered with Dallas Neighborhood Homes to help provide Affordable Housing Loans to families in need in Dallas. They have a big goal to provide over one hundred loans for the next five years for low-income families and help them find a place to live.

The Dallas bank NexBank is the eleventh largest bank in Texas. It has three locations and eighty-seven plus employees. The clients of the bank include corporations across the nation, financial institutions, and institutional clients. They have three core businesses to serve these clients which are Mortgage Banking, Institutional Services, and Commercial Banking.

Securus Technologies: Acquiring GovNetPay and Establishing New Horizons

Securus Technologies is the most significant and the leading telecommunications companies in the United States today. The company is responsible for providing communication services to over 3,500 correctional facilities across the United States, and they are also taking care of the communication services for more than one million prisoners. Among their flagship products are software designed to help and protect the jail authorities and video calling technology which can deliver ultra-fast speed and bandwidth. This year, Securus Technologies will be moving to another business venture as they acquired GovNetPay, one of the largest payment firms in the United States.



The leading telecommunications companies revealed that they had acquired GovNetPay because of their will to expand the business. After the acquisition, Securus Technologies would not just take care about the security products and services that will be offered to prisons, because they would also take care of the payments that are being addressed to the correctional facilities. Aside from the correctional facilities, the public would also benefit from the merge because Securus Technologies will be providing additional assistance to GovNetPay to ensure that each transaction runs smoothly.



GovNetPay accepts payment in the form of credit or debit. The system is used to pay for different fines that are the result of multiple violations, and it can also be used to pay taxes. People who are paying for their real estate and properties has been using the system since its introduction because of the convenience and the hassle-free transactions offered by the creators of the system. GovNetPay is also widely used all throughout the United States, with more than 26% of American counties utilizing the service. The current president and CEO of Securus Technologies, Robert E. Pickens, expressed his gratitude to the public for their continuing support. Securus Technologies would like to demonstrate the technology to everyone who is still believing in their causes.


Dr. Mark Holterman Strives to Better Pediatrics

Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric surgeon out of Wisconsin. He was the first in his family to attend college let alone enter the medical field. College was not always the plan for Holterman but he was thankful to go as it changed his life tremendously. He attended Yale university and majored in biology. He graduated in 1980 and decided to attend medical school. Read more Q&A at with Dr. Mark Holreman. He intended to become a pediatrician but also studied programs to become a medical scientist. During this time, he met and worked in the company of Ai-Xuan Le who is now his wife. Le inspired Mark Holterman to become a surgeon as well. The two graduated from medical school at the University of Virginia and went on to have three children. Today, Mark Holterman has many years of experience. He is the CEO of an investment firm that assists medical businesses. Read more on about Dr. Mark Holterman. On a daily basis, Holterman is working to benefit as many people as possible. He spends his time analyzing new methods of treatment, performing surgeries, and even volunteering. He works as a professor at the University of Illinois. Dr. Mark Holterman does this on top of performing surgeries at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, St. Francis Medical Center. Mark is obviously a busy man with many important roles. He and his wife Ai-Xuan Le have made many contributions in a charitable manner. After visiting a few Vietnamese hospitals for children, they noticed that the care techniques were not very good. Some of the care beds had as many as three patients in them. The hospital was overcrowded and unorganized. Another problem is that the hospitals are so far away from most people. Parents often want to stay too which results in overcrowding. They decided to take matters into their own hands. The couple have volunteered to assist charitable services that aid these hospitals. The programs require many volunteers to succeed. They are tough to keep running as most of their workers are indeed volunteers. Mark has done so much for these companies. On top of his hectic schedule, he is taking time to assist these people.

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Larkin and Lacey — Dreamers, Thinkers, Leaders

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been instrumental in the fight for immigrant rights in the United States. During their legal battle with Joe Arapio, the duo overcame much adversity to protect the rights of citizens and immigrants. Joe Arapio was the previous sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona. He has a long history of infringing upon human rights.

Thanks to the diligent work of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the atrocities committed by Joe Arapio are publicly documented. He’s been the cause of broken families and shattered dreams. His prisons were more like death camps – complete with a city of tents and inhumane conditions. He’s left thousands of corpses in his wake and manipulated the United States’ judicial system for his political gain. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Facebook

Joe Arapio is a shining example of bigotry and racism and he is everything that is wrong with America. Donald Trump may have pardoned him, but that does not exalt him of the guilt, the murder, the shame he has brought upon this country.

In a gross infringement of the Constitution, Joe Arapio ordered his deputes to arrest Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin black bag style. They were abducted from their homes in the dead of night. Then they were driven to the Maricopa County jail by unmarked detectives in cars with Mexican plates.

The heinous act was done because of an article (after a long history of other articles) was published in the New Times outlining the improper actions taken by then sheriff Joe Arapio.

The sheriff had used his political influence to open an investigation into Obama’s birth certificate authenticity, sway judiciaries, even lobby Senators. He figured he would use his political might to crush Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

The dreamers, forward thinkers, innovators, and unlikely leaders are the ones who make this country great. They are the ones who inspire us to strive for tomorrow. In the hopes that together we can make a better future.

Lacey and Larkin are two such strong leaders. They have joined the ranks of others who fight for immigrant rights and they will not let up.

The pair were awarded a $3 million settlement from Maricopa County and used the funds to start the Frontera Fund. They are doing the work of crusading for the future. They fight for bills like the Dream Act and support migrant workers’ rights. They have saved families from being broken up and continue to make affective changes every day.

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Oncotarget Provide Deep understanding of Oncology Research

Oncotarget is one of the major medical journals that has produced many papers on oncology. It was established in 2010 with an intention to provide information on existing and new ways of treating and preventing cancer. Oncology is the study of the prevention and diagnosis of disease. Oncotarget research focuses on this area of medical treatment and is produced on a weekly basis. You can get a free soft copy online, or you can order a printed copy from the publisher.

Oncotarget has made it easier for people to access information about oncology. The discoveries on oncology and cancer biology are shared among many people around the world to help propagate scientific discovery and awareness.

It increases the impacts of research because many scholars can access the information that will help them to conduct further research on the same issues. Doing so expands the number of topics to be covered including cell biology, aging, endocrinology, and neuroscience. Oncotarget touches on several topics to help develop collaboration between the scholars from different medical disciplines and eliminates the differences between them. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.

Oncology had a great impact factor averaging 5.4 over the past seven years. This means that Oncotarget papers are among the top peer-reviewed journal articles by researcher all over the world. It has been ranked highly by Scopus in the discipline of oncology and medicine in general ever since 2011. Oncotarget researchers include distinguished researchers and scientists who are also the editors of independent journals. The editorial team includes some of the top prize winners in the medical field too. It is the efforts of the competent researchers and scientists that have made Oncotarget to be the internationally acclaimed entity that it is today. Learn more about Oncotarget at

There are several key ways that Oncotarget has improved research in the field of oncology. It crosses bridges and allows scientific evidence to be presented from a wide spectrum of disciplines. It also tailors information that is the most relevant to the scientific community. This unique perspective helps create a system of growth and collaboration due to the clear and timely publication of important findings and research.

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