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Patty Rocklage, Helping People Through Therapy

Patricia Rocklage or Patty as she is more commonly referred to as is a therapist who is known for her expertise in dealing with matters of family therapy and counseling. She operates out of Massachusetts and is known to be one of the top therapists in area. Since the beginning of her career, she has helped numerous couples and families, providing them with the guidance that they need to better understand and deal with their problems. She has been practicing in this line of work for over twenty years, which has given her the reputation of being one of the best, after all, she has helped countless lives.

Patty Rocklage is known to be one of the top marriage and family counselors. Helping families is something that Patty always wanted to do when she entered this line of work and had been doing ever since. Helping families with their concerns and troubles is one way in which she feels that she can make a difference. Her work has led her to rebuild the bonds that families share, thus helping people regain their sense of love for their families and their spouses and resume her.

One of the reasons why Patty is so reputed in her field is her ability to understand her patients and give them solutions which are implementable in their lives. She can form bonds with the people that come to her, which is one of the things that make her easy to talk to. By adapting to her patient’s needs, she can give them the sound advice that they need in these trying times of their lives in a way that they would want to hear and accept it and what Patty knows.

Patty is also known to help other people in the field of medicine, and aid institutions that are working towards revolutionary treatments in the medical field. Patty, along with her husband Scott Rockledge has been known to donate to organizations and universities such as MIT for the purpose of helping them revamp their research departments. Patty and her husband both feel that by helping research, they are helping the overall medical profession and people;s lives.

Securus Announces Jails Plan to Upgrade Their Telecommunications

Securus Technologies recently announced the results of a survey they carried out of corrections facilities in the United States. More than half of these penal institutions are updating their use of  telecommunications technologies to improve services to inmates and their families, increasing their satisfaction. They plan to improve productivity and profitability. 56 percent of the facilities surveyed by Securus at their Technology Center plan to update the telecommunications technologies they currently have implemented in their institution. 55 percent said that expanding the services they offer to inmates and their families was an important focus for them to implement in 2016. 15 percent said they intended to lower costs. That’s because all jails and penitentiaries are under pressure to keep their budgets low. The leaders of these institutions are focused on ways to increase both productivity and safety.

Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith, said the results of the survey pointed to the many opportunities for correctional facilities to save money and improve inmate satisfaction by working in partnership with companies such as Securus. Securus provides telecommunications services to 3,450 jails and police stations across the United States, serving over 1,200,000 inmates. 66 percent of the facilities surveyed considered video visitation essential to maintain prisoner satisfaction and safety. 33 percent said the same for tablets. They mentioned the need for hardware to assure public safety and the need to mitigate the risks posed by contraband cell phones. Securus recently opened their Technology Center in Carrollton Texas just outside of Dallas. They spent $1.5 million to make sure its equipment is state of the art. It showcases for the top leaders of correctional facilities how they can benefit from Securus Technologies services and equipment.

Securus focuses its business on making connections that matter. It offers a range of services to the incarcerated and their families. Their products include inmate phone calls services, Video Visit, email and Jail Voicemail. Video Visit is much more convenient for inmate families. It allows inmates to see families at home, feeling connected to their loved ones. They recently added John Bell to the executive team to serve as Senior Vice-President of Sales. For law enforcement and corrections facilities, they have over 800 products. Besides facilitating inmate communication with their families, Securus offers a suite of technology tools include biometric analysis, emergency response capabilities, inmate self-service and monitoring and the management of incidents. Bell is now in charge of the over 100 sales representatives who market Securus products.

Securus Technologies is not in any way a part of the website Securus America nor is it affiliated with the Amazon product Securus used to treat anxiety and pain relief.

You can download the video visitation app from Google Play to integrate with your Android devices or, to work with your Apple tablet and/or phone find Securus free app in the App Store.

Patrick Ponsaty Opens the Escondido Food Scene with Bellamy

Escondido is far from San Diego’s tourist stretches, but is finding new foodie life with Bellamy. Troy Johnson reviews the restaurant in his article ‘Grand Cuisine at Bellamy’ in San Diego Magazine.

Bellamy sits amongst first name only restaurants on its Main Street street front. Bartenders in the area wear full moustaches unironically without any nod towards a trend. The classic beauty of Escondido, the “Hidden City”, rings true due to its authenticness that isn’t recreated, and frankly can’t be.

Replacing the restaurant Tango, Bellamy’s atmosphere is classic jazz. Beginning his career at Rancho Bernardo Inn and Coronado’s Loews, Patrick Ponsaty helms the kitchen at Bellamy. Ponsaty is a Master Chef of France and is a rising star on the San Diego food scene.

Ponsaty’s French bistro menu does not disappoint his rising star status. He dismisses the subtleties he employed at Loews and embraces full French taste and techniques on the new menu. His unique flavor pairings are exemplified within the beet salad when his beet ice cream that is set against a warmed tart with goat cheese.

Reflecting on Basque country, Ponsaty serves a cold, smooth corn soup over ceviche. His unique ceviche combines lime juice, cilantro, ginger, and olive oil to balance its scallops. In true French style, truffles are on the menu. Paired with sea salt, the truffles are served with poached salmon over a cream risotto.

If you did not plan on a heavy meal, split the Mushroom Ravioli and pair it with the Beet Salad. The Ravioli is covered with veal flavored wine sauce and stuffed with mushrooms tossed with cream and wine. Finish off with the Saffron Panna Cotta. Covered with a strawberry hibiscus consommé, it is an ideal dessert dusted with fine sugar.

Behind the planning and financial doors of Bellamy’s is Brian Bonar, a Scottish entrepreneur. As the former chairman of the Solvis Medical Group, Bonar is bringing his financial expertise to the restaurant market. Currently, he is planning a large restaurant enterprise for San Diego.

Bonar put together the best of San Diego for his newest project, Bellamy’s From from El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn, he has named Mike Reidy as Executive Chef and Trevor Da Costa to run the Front of House.

Reidy is currently studying under Ponsaty at Bellamy’s and will take over when Ponsaty leaves to begin Ranch at Bandy Canyon. Bonar is rehauling the 144-acre estate to be San Diego’s premiere high-end event space and to be Ponsaty’s final home.

Stop by Bellamy’s and try the beginning of what is to come for San Diego’s foodie scene.