ClassDojo- The Future of Education in Classrooms

Education and technology have never been more integrated than in today’s society. This has led to both positives and negatives within students’ lives, but now a new positive has emerged in the form of an app called “ClassDojo”. ClassDojo is an application that allows students, teachers, and parents to be more connected than ever before. It allows for the sharing of pictures, videos, and messages in order to effectively communicate classroom goals as well as activities that parents might not otherwise be able to experience. An example might be watching a video recorded by a teacher of your child playing at recess, or a child sharing an art project that they otherwise would not be able to take home. Most of these things would be shared through “stories” that would be continuously updated during the day for everyone to see. Through this type of communication, students are able to work with both their parents and teachers to effectively create a unique, digital classroom experience that is comfortable and rewarding. At the same time, teachers and parents can then monitor and interact with the classroom experience to ensure that students are learning important skills efficiently and effectively. They may also communicate directly through messages to discuss the students’ classroom goals, expectations, and experiences. By establishing this “triad of learning“, if you will, ClassDojo has gone beyond normal measures of classroom evaluation and given teachers the ability to digitally interact with students by giving them rewards or punishments for good or bad behavior, all under the eyes of their parents, such as extra or less homework for being persistent or paying attention in class. ClassDojo has already had an impact on countless students around the country and will certainly continue to do so.

Honey Birdette’s Plans To Open More Retails In The United States

Honey Birdette is a lingerie firm that rapidly spread its wings after budding to become an international line with unique high end items. The Australian based company recently launched an online United States shopping portal and revealed its plans to set up three regional physical stores in the country by the end of 2018. Honey Birdette is the creation of Eloise Monaghan ad her co-partners who teamed up in 2006.

Eloise stated that the motive behind starting a United States online shop was based on factual information which indicated that the firm had a 374 percent sales rate in the nation alone. Eloise added that the shop will be an easy way for their clients to experience a smooth shopping experience. Honey Birdette will make free deliveries to any order that exceeds $50, process returns more easily than before and introduce a broad range of items for the US clientele.

Honey Birdette’s administration will accelerate their growth in the United Kingdom by opening retail stores. The first opening was at London’s Covent Garden and then additional ones in Westfield White City and Leeds Victoria Gate. The firm has a list of ten prospective new locations to open new stores, including Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds and Westfield Stratford. The end of 2018 will see the successful operation of at least 40 retails in the UK alone. Honey Birdette has 55 stores in Australia and is looking to start premium ones in new areas in the continent.

Honey Birdette has a wide range of products that majorly cater to the lifestyle of women. They have lingerie, handbags and shoes that match the modern woman’s pocket and taste. Other products that are rarely mentioned include adult toys which attract a secretive lot of buyers who enjoy Honey Birdette’s exclusiveness and sales’ efficiency. Eloise commented that Honey Birdette has the aim to serve customers with high end quality at modern buildings that project comfort and class.

Lori Senecal: Leader of Industry

Much of the corporate world is led by complex numbers and statistics that only trained professionals care to understand. Usually, when the corporate industry announces something, it’s explained to everyone by someone who’s trained to be an interpreter. The one thing that doesn’t need interpretation is the number of women beginning to lead corporations.

One of those leading women is Lori Senecal. Lori Senecal is currently the Global CEO of CP+B. CP+B created that position especially for Lori, and she’s taken to it quite well. She’s in charge of the company’s global growth. She also manages all of the firm’s international offices.

Shortly after joining the company in 2015, Lori began making an impressive impact. Very quickly, she got the attention of her bosses, who then began promoting her up the ranks. CP+B is now one of the most modern global ad agencies in the world with a local market flair.

Lori Senecal is renowned for her leadership skills. It was her efforts and talent that grew CP+B to its current global presence. Without Lori’s strong focus, the agency’s development wouldn’t have grown in the manner it did. It’s because of accomplishments like that that Lori Senecal was listed as one of the “Agency Executives to Watch”.

Within a year of joining CP+B, Lori brought the company some very high-profile clients, including American Airlines, Hershey, and Pay Pal accounts. She also won the Titanium Grand Prix for a Dominos-related ad she submitted at The Cannes Lions Festival. Check out Adweek to know more.

It’s hard to imagine the ad industry with Lori Senecal. She’s done so much, not only for CP+B but the industry. Although, CP+B does owe Lori for much of its current success; because of her innovative leadership, CP+B continues to satisfy its clients beyond belief.

According to NY Times, Lori Senecal’s career may have gotten a lot of attention working for CP+B, but it didn’t start there. Before joining CP+B, Lori was Global Chairman and CEO for KBS. Before that, she worked at the office of McCann Erickson.

James Larkin: From a Docker to Trade Union Leader

Fondly known as Big Jim, James Larkin was an Irish unionist who carved out a name for himself within the trade union movements not only in his home country of Ireland; he was a well-known trade unionist in the United States after settling in the country in 1914. Born in Liverpool slums on 21st January 1876, Mr. Larkin started working as a manual labourer at the docks in Liverpool from a young age.

At the time, dock workers were poorly paid even though they had tasking duties and worked in very poor conditions. His experience at the docks in Liverpool ignited a strong passion in him that he pursued throughout his lifetime: better and fairer working conditions for employees especially at the docks.

Towards a Socialist Working Environment

Dissatisfied with the working conditions at the docks and spurred on by strong socialism mindset, James Larkin became a member of the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) to further push for better working conditions for his colleagues nationally.

He had a strong passion and conviction for the cause, which saw rise through the ranks of the organization to become a full-time trade unionist. His longstanding association with Ireland started in 1905 when he became a full-time trade unionist.

However, he moved to the country in 1907 after the head office transferred him to Dublin following dissatisfaction with his organization of strikes to force employers to yield to their demands. Read more: Jim Larkin – Biography

While in Dublin, James Larkin broadened the scope of trade union movement by looking at the big picture. In order to accommodate and champion for the interests and welfare of all Irish workers, he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU).

Through ITGWU, James Larkin demanded for fair payment and working conditions especially for unskilled labourers. Through several strikes, the government finally yielded to some of his demands. Much of these progresses were made in partnership with James Connolly with whom he founded the Irish Labour Party.

Following his lecture tour of the United States in 1914, he joined the labour movement in the country but was later deported on charges of being a communist. His final gift to the Irish workers before his death in 1947 was the founding of Workers’ Union of Ireland (WUI) in 1924.

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Lime Crime grows Into A Brand

In the world of business, there are few products that capture the imagination of the public and fulfill a growing need expressed by the general public. Products that fulfill needs and excite the buying public over time can grow in size and influence to become brands. The task of designing and structuring a product to grow into a successful brand in today’s corporate business environment is almost impossible. Consider the heavyweights of the hierarchy of brands; companies like Coca-Cola, MacDonalds, Ford, IBM, Apple, Nike, Wilson. All are entrenched in business and their iconic brands will survive for centuries. To create a brand from thin air is next to impossible. But one such success story was designed and headed by a remarkable transplant from Russia whose radical ideas about style helped to influence a changing trend in women’s fashion. Doe Deere brought Lime Crime to life on the internet, sold her first products on eBay and has engineered it to grow into a vibrant company, a brand.

Lime Crime has captured the hip counter-cultural style in women’s fashion. Today makeup is more glamorous in intent and evident by choices of strong colors and combinations. While the previous style had been understatement using treatments for the lips and eyes subtlely, now we live in a world full of personal overstatement. Some people want to stand out from the crowds and state that they are different and deserve attention. For this segment of the population and for women and girls who want to make a statement or just to try something bold and different, the palette of Lime Crime cosmetics answers their desires.

Doe Deere and her company have created a true brand in a very short period of time. It is a remarkable business achievement and is largely due to the efforts of this remarkable woman who has worn all the stylish hats of her business from the beginning. The company has captured the mood of modern young women and anyone who wishes to make a strong personal statement. https://www.pinterest.com/limecrime/

Mikhail Blagosklonny is More Than Just an Oncologist

For the majority of his career, Mikhail Blagosklonny has been helping people who are dealing with cancer. He has done what he can to make their lives better and to help them with the issues that they have but he has not been able to provide them with just simple treatment methods. Instead, he has done so much more than that so that he will be able to make a big difference in the cancer treatment community. He has come a long way from when he was just trying to do basic research on his own and the new methods that he has learned about have been enough to get him through many difficult patient experiences.Most of the information that Mikhail Blagosklonny finds on cancer treatment comes from Oncotarget. This is where he gets his information from and where he is comfortable with information from. There are many specialists who are a part of the publication and who have worked hard so that they can help each other with the peer review aspect of the publication.

Mikhail Blagosklonny knows a lot about the things that are going on and about the way that the specialists are able to help each other learn about the things that they can do to treat issues.Mikhail Blagosklonny has always done the things that he can to help people and Oncotarget was his idea of making sure that specialists would be able to connect. He was confident that the publication would give people a chance to talk with each other and to open up discussions about research that they had never been able to have in the past. Mikhail Blagosklonny was confident in the fact that specialists needed a way to be able to interact with each other. He wanted to be sure that people would have a chance at the best cancer treatment possible.

Since there are so many different areas of cancer that people can specialize in, it was easy for Mikhail Blagosklonny to make Oncotarget start out with the options that he intended for it. He wanted to make sure that oncologists got the best treatment information possible and that they could use ideas from other oncologists to learn more about the right way to treat. He also wanted to give them a chance to publish their research somewhere that was guaranteed to have many people looking at it.Mikhail Blagosklonny realized that this was not the only way to do a peer review publication. He wanted to show people that they could do more and he wanted to make sure that people would be able to learn from other areas of medicine. For that reason, he began to include other specialists. He asked them to do research and to figure out what they could do to help each other learn. Since then, he has been able to make things better so that people will be able to learn more about the different things that are going on in medicine and how they can treat diseases.

How Dynamic duo Adam & Don made it easier to shop through their innovations

When Adam Goldenberg first met Don Ressler, a person who would later be his business partner, both had sold their businesses to Intermix Media. While Adam was using his venture to source capital for other firms, Don was using his to advertise for Gaming companies.

Their collaboration led to the rise of various successful brands where they concentrated on implementing customers’ wants, fashion as opportunity and technology as a tool. Adam is reported to have dropped out of school at a young age, 15, to pursue his businesses and later joined Intermix Media, where he and Don had sold their businesses as chief operations officer (COO) and VP.

Solid foundation for success

Don’s experience in his previous business where he helped companies selling clothes gave him the inspiration to pursue fashion as his primary niche market. The two joined forces and formed a comprehensive online business that helped consumers of beauty and fashion products to access cheap and customized products. The company solved the biggest problem of facing difficulty when looking for latest fashion products that fit customer’s preferences. This led to the birth of JustFab and TechStyle which went ahead and became super successful.

After this venture, Adam and Don formed Fabletics, an online company that deals mostly with cheap and high-quality athletic clothes and other items. The company was established to solve the need for personalized style products, where they achieved it through the collection of customers’ information and preferences.

Solving problems using technology

Fabletics is a membership site that uses promotional offers to attract members and exclusive discounts one inside. Members also receive suggestions of clothing as per their preferences, this makes them feel more involved and part of the company. Fabletics deals in sleek moving leggings, bras, shirts and other items used mainly for athletics.

The company also enrolled help of co-founder Kate Hudson who is also an actress in marketing the athletics apparel. Through Kate’s help, the company had a mission of helping women embrace healthy living that culminates to having high personal self-esteem and accepting that each one of them has a unique beauty.

Fabletics emulated TechStyle values of designing clothing to reflect that the company accepts everyone as they are, whether oversize or slim. Due to this fact, Fabletics demand grew to have more than 1 million VIP members. The drastic growth made Adam and Don open physical shops all over the country, where they incorporated technology into helping customers shop easily and efficiently. Once a customer enters the store, he/she is automatically scanned and given shopping recommendations http://www.entrepreneur.wiki/Adam_Goldenberg

A helping hand for Hispanic community to fight against racial discrimination

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a joint effort by Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin who founded Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media together. It was created to help people migrating from Latin America, residing in the United States.

The main reason behind the foundation of this organization is the incident that happened to Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin. They both were journalists living in Phoenix, Arizona who used to write and report about crimes occurring in Arizona. They were arrested from their homes one night by the sheriff of Arizona named Joe Arpaio.

He was considered as one of the toughest sheriffs of America who used to incarcerate a large number of immigrants residing illegally in Arizona. He was acknowledged by the people of Arizona as a patriotic police officer, but the truth was quite the opposite. The immigrants were not living illegally rather; it was a misconception created by Arpaio himself. He had quite a powerful influence on the people of Arizona.

But Lacey and Larkin were two courageous reporters who wanted to unravel the wrongdoings of Arpaio. So, they investigated and reported the barbarities between Hispanic community and Arpaio. They published an article in the newspaper featuring Arpaio’s misdeeds focusing on his patriarchal role, political dominance and abuse of power in Arizona.

Arpaio, who was considered very powerful couldn’t take this blow. He gave orders for the separate arrest of Lacey and Larkin. Both of them were taken into police’s custody from their homes early in the morning completely unaware of the reasons behind their arrest. They were even locked up in separate prisons and were mistreated. The right of hiring an attorney was also taken away. They were not even allowed to talk to their families.

After two days, they appeared before Arpaio. Then, they came to know that Arpaio was the reason behind their arrest. Moreover, the prisons in which they kept were also run under Arpaio’s authority.

Arpaio released them when he couldn’t build a strong and compelling case against their arrest. Lacey and Larkin then decided to take action against Arpaio. They sent a lawsuit against him for his crimes. This news spread all across the country, and people supported them for their bold step.

Lacey and Larkin eventually won the case when the court came to know that both of them were innocent. A settlement of $3.7 million was paid to them in 2013.

With the help of this money, they decided to establish the Frontera Fund whose main aim was to benefit the Hispanic community, especially Mexicans that faced racial discrimination and violation of civil rights in Arizona as both of them, were strong supporters of migrants.

Lacey and Larkin benefitted a lot of people with the help of this fund. This fund also helped those who were unable to pay for their legal proceedings. This foundation also started benefitting other nonprofit organizations who worked for the same cause.

The Future of Cloud Computing: NuoDB’s transitional database

As a technician you know that traditional databases can only do so much. SQL oriented databases can do more but NuoDB has come up with transitional databases that work well with the cloud. With any application it is important that there is a solid platform behind it. NuoDB provides that solid platform. The difference is that NuoDB has a scalable and highly flexible platform that works seamlessly with cloud applications.

All the important components of a secure transaction are there with NuoDB but with one difference. NuoDB uses a layered approach in regards to its databases. What this means is that instead of the traditional one level structure NuoDB uses a three tier structure with administrative and storage tiers in separate areas. This allows the freedom of applications to connect without the means of a disk drive. By dividing the data streams into separate tiers while still maintaining secure access to the database, NuoDB has made it easier for users to make connections and maintain their constantly evolving data streams.

The elasticity of the cloud database is maintained through NuoDB’s transitional database without compromising sensitive information. It is important to note as more companies move data into the cloud the more transitional databases will be needed.

Talos Energy Oil Exploration in the Mexican Gulf Coast.

Mexico has a new private oil well. It’s been well over eighty years since Mexico established a private oil well in Mexican waters. With the collaboration between Talos Energy and Sierra Oil and Gas of Mexico; Mexico finally allowed foreign investors back into the Gulf of Mexico.  The well drilling started on May 17, 2017, through a joint venture between Talos Energy, Sierra Oil and Gas of New Mexico, and Premier Oil Pic of London, England. This is considered the first private drilling expedition that is not part of the state run Petroleos Mexicanos.

Located on the Mexican Gulf Coast, the Sureste basin contains an amount of crude oil estimated between 150 million and 600 million MMbbl of crude oil. The cost to drill for the oil is expected to exceed sixteen million dollars. Experts anticipate it will take over four months to complete the drilling expedition. The three companies involved in the expedition, won the right to participate in the exploration process. This occurred after Mexico decided to open its’ declining oil industry to private investors. Due to its location and vast oil reserves, geological experts believe this joint venture will be extremely successful.

Talos Energy is a major contributor to the drilling expedition. The company’s business line includes exploration and drilling for oil and natural gas. Located in Houston, Texas, Talos Energy, LLC is an essential part of the local economy. Their drilling expeditions are located primarily in the gulf coast area.

Using the latest in three-dimensional seismic data, allows Talos Energy to strategically plan their drilling activities for natural gas and crude oil. Using advanced technology and the expertise of their managers and engineers; allows them to safely drill for oil and natural gas while preserving the environment. The employees have a vested interest in the success of Talos Energy; as they are all life long residents of the gulf coast area.