Ground-Breaking ClassDojo

Technology has impacted human beings in all aspects of life. Technology is seen in almost every workplace, in schools, in hospitals, in financial institutions, among other places. Major innovations have happened in the use of technology to advance the education of school-going children. An article published on 15th, April 2016, on Tech crunch website showed an example of what technology has done in the education system.

The article discussed a funding by classDojo, a communication platform that mainly engages teachers, parents, and students to improve school performance. It gave a funding of 21million dollars in support of an application that aims to eliminate the time teachers and parents spend in solving issues of their children. The application would enable educators and parents to keep in touch and monitor performance of the children at school.

The regular communication would be a major step as parents would be updated on what happens each day, week, month or year with their children. Initially, these updates are only done once per semester. According to the editorial, the two co-founders of classDojo, Mr. Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary, the funding is aimed at growing the company. They also aim to do more research on the kind of features and contents that would be useful and relevant to the parents and teachers.

One of the founders said that the app should be able to guide parents on the type of conversations they should have with their children after school, in order to enhance the development and general learning of the children. Teachers can let parents know of the school schedules, take photos and videos of children as they take part in the school activities.

About classDojo
Founded in 2011, the company’s main mission is to give parents, educators, and learners the opportunity to change learning from the ground up. Today, the platform is used by at least 2 out of 3 schools in the United States, and in other 180 nations around the world.
ClassDojo creates a community of teachers, students, and parents, who are connected and empowered to make the necessary changes in the education sector. The application creates a community connected by a shared belief that education can only be improved if they work together as one force and create a positive culture with classrooms and schools. In short, classDojo has helped teachers and parents to bring nearly all progressive initiatives in education easily into the classroom in ways that are appealing to the students.

Scientists Gaining Significantly From The Wessex Institute

The Wessex Institute of Technology has been helping scientists to better communicate for several decades now. The institute was established in 1986 and has been hosting conferences since then in order to bringing the scientific community closer together. Every year the institute hosts more than 20 different conferences. One of the conferences that was organized in 2015 was the materials characterization conference. It was the seventh of its kind to happen and it was mainly concentrated on computation experiments and methods in materials characterization. It was held towards the end of April in Valencia, Spain. There were invited presentations on different subjects from Professor Derek Northwood from the University of Windsor in Canada and Professor Kazuto Tanaka, who is from Doshisha University in Japan. In addition to talks by Tanaka and Northwood, the conference also covered cementitious materials and corrosion problems.

How Intelligent Lighting is paving the Way for Internet of Buildings

LED lights are the cutting-edge technology in energy effective lighting. LED is a semiconductor device, which transforms electricity into light. These solid-state lighting devices have revolutionized the way people light the world by phasing out traditional sources across each section of the worldwide lighting market. Billions of sockets are expected to be operational over the next couple of years.

This transition has triggered a fresh phase of LED adoption – the contest to connect every socket. The risks will be high for both the vendors and consumers. Qualities such as ubiquity, power access, and network connectivity make intelligent lights an ideal platform for introducing the Internet of Things (IoT). The race to own sockets is a competition among vendors to see who will be in charge of IoT’s infrastructure across the built environment.

Away from simple illumination, the Internet of Buildings created on top of cutting-edge lighting systems will entirely change the way people interact with the places in which they live. For instance, biometric sensors will specialize in tracking students’ alertness, slightly shifting spectrum to enhance their focus automatically when it begins to decrease. Additionally, the lights around your building will be intelligent, deciphering data produced by your wearable devices – utilizing light to de-stress you after a long and tiresome day.

About Gooee

Gooee is the founder of the world’s first fully integrated operating platform that links lighting manufacturers to the IoT. It focuses on designing, production, and supplying hardware, software, as well as data management components. Gooee offers ASICs (sensing), real-time control, Wireless Interface Modules and API management platform to control metering and smart lighting products. The company has a team of experienced LED and Semiconductor professionals.


Wessex Institute of Technology

Wessex Institute of Technology is one of the leading educational and research institutes in Europe. Offering intense research-based programs, it aims to promotes collaboration between students and industry professionals. Established in 1986, the institute is located in the picturesque New Forest National Park, in Southern England. As a leading alternate education institute, Wessex Institute of Technology specifically focuses on research, conferences and publishing. For those interested in long-term accommodation, there are a number of on-site residential units, which also offer recreational and outdoor sports facilities.


For students who want to earn degrees in specialized fields, the institution offers short courses and postgraduate studies in a variety of fields. Students enrolling in postgraduate programs are also encouraged to take short courses, most of which can be credited towards professional certification. Studies and short courses are conducted at Ashurst Lodge, which also serves as the main campus of the institute.


Besides education and formal training, Wessex Institute of Technology is well-known for its research initiatives. As such, research activities cover a number of fields that includes environmental, electromagnetics, ecology, fluid mechanics, building structure , damage tolerance and many other subjects. In fact, the research undertaken by its students is acknowledged by some of the leading institutions in the United Kingdom. For instance, many former postgraduate students are currently serving premier educational institutes including Imperial College of London.

Conference & Seminars

Another landmark initiative of the institution is sponsorship and development of major conferences on a variety of subjects. Almost all of these conferences are recognized as major events that provides chance for students to interact and network with the most prominent visionaries in their respective fields. In 2016, the institution will hold 14 major conferences around the world. These will promote topics ranging from Islamic Heritage Architecture to Sustainable Tourism and Heat Transfer.


The institution also oversees the highly acclaimed WIT Press. For more than 30 years, the press is publishing journals, e-books and other scientific literature. Currently, five international scientific journals are produced by WIT. To cover sales in North America, the press owns an independent facility in Billercia, near Boston.

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Nutrimost Files Federal Lawsuit Against Rival Healthy Living Over Stolen Video

Healthy Living was recently slapped with a Federal Lawsuit by weight loss rival Nutrimost over a stolen promotional video that was placed on Healthy Living’s website can’, and Nutrimost wants them to pay up.

Healthy Living removed any and all references to Nutrimost and replaced those references with “Can’t Lose Diet”. Customer testimonials were spared and used on the Healthy Living version of the video, as well as a testimonial by the founder of the weight loss system, Dr. Ray Wisniewski.

When comparing the videos, they are the same in their claims. They both claim for the patient to lose between 25 and 45 pounds, or even more, in 40 days. No unsafe drugs are used in either advertised program, and there is no hormone use either to accelerate weight loss.

A defiant Healthy Living disregarded a cease-and-desist order from the courts to stop showing the video. They did make one slight change, and that was the length of the video. It does seem that now, the video shown by Healthy Living hasn’t been on their website.

Nutrimost is looking for Healthy Living to pay over $300,000 in damages for loss of “goodwill and reputation”, and is asking the court to take steps so that the pirated promotional video will never be shown again.

The progressive and popular weight loss system by Nutrimost, who calls themselves the “Ultimate Fat Loss System”, states a person, without feeling hungry or exercising, can lose up to 40 pounds of weight in as little as 40 days. There are no drugs being administered, and there is no surgery required.

Dr. Ray Wisniewski, the founder of the program for Nutrimost, practices “pastoral medicine”. This medicine is the combination of leading science with spiritual health wisdom and understanding.


Susan McGalla Brings Her Styling Expertise To Steeler Nation

Steeler Nation has received a style makeover just in time for football season and fans are loving it. New Director of Strategic Planning, Susan McGalla has given the Steelers website, clothing, and marketing strategy a major overhaul. Recently, Susan went on KDKA to talk with Christine Sorensen about the promotions and clothing styles that the Steelers website will carry.

Susan McGalla has updated the styles being carried now and added more color choices in addition to the traditional team colors. There are clothing choices for everyone in the family, including babies. The Steelers organization has also teamed up with Victoria’s Secret (VS) to add Steeler’s gear to VS’s PINK line giving females a choice in ultra feminine fan wear.

Another new feature on the website is the “Wear What We Wear” campaign. Fans can enter the website and find the Steeler clothing that their favorite football player wears. There have been many fan requests for this and Susan has made shopping for these items easy and fast.

Read more: Steelers Overhaul Fan Gear Closet, Introduce New Fashion Campaign

Lastly the Steelers merchandise website has launched a new contest. “It’s Not Just Friday, It’s Steelers Friday”. Fans wear their favorite Steelers gear on the Fridays before game days and submit a selfie showing themselves in their Steelers gear. One lucky winner will receive a whole new Steelers wardrobe. See:

These new ideas in clothing and promotion come, in part, from Susan McGalla. Susan McGalla has been in fashion since 1994 where she held various positions within American Eagle working up to the office of President before she left in 2009. After American Eagle, Susan became the CEO of Wet Seal in 2011 and held that position for a year and a half before leaving in July, 2012.

Ms. Susan McGalla started her own independent consulting firm, P3, in 2013 and was instrumental in helping businesses with marketing and branding strategies, growing business’s client bases, and making the product more marketable. Ms. McGalla loves to help companies grow and she has helped the Steelers organization grow a bigger fan base and become more approachable to their fans this past year.

Gorgeous Hair with the Help of Wen by Chaz

When your hair doesn’t look good, you probably don’t feel too confident and you may avoid certain situations because of your locks. It could be the type of shampoo that you are using and the fact that it is stripping your hair of all of its natural oils. This is the basis behind the WEN Hair by Chaz line and why so many people are falling in love with the line. Wen by Chaz is a cleansing conditioner that people are just raving about because it is saving their hair and getting it looking gorgeous.

The way that the Wen hair by Chaz line works is by using essential oils and nutrients to cleanse the hair without lathering it up. This can help to reduce the amount of moisture that is stripped so that your hair constantly looks gorgeous all the time. For a lot of people, using Wen by Chaz is one of the best things they have done for their hair. In fact, a recent author for talked about her own experience using Wen by Chaz and how it helped her hair despite the fact that she has fine and thin hair that tends to stay greasy all the time.

For anyone who might be interested, Wen by Chaz is available on Sephora in a lot of different scents and combinations, making it quick and effortless for you to find the specific product that is right for you. Make sure that when choosing Wen by Chaz, you wash, rinse and repeat for the best results possible. You can also follow Chaz Dean on Facebook to see the latest buzz when it comes to his amazing product and how it has been working for a lot of women and men who happen to be making very good use of it.

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Coriant’s New CEO Is Sure to Usher in a Bright Future


It might seem impossible to predict the future of any given company. But Coriant’s new CEO is demonstrating why there are some things which allow one to predict a company’s future. This is because the new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir, has an extensive history of success within the tech sector. And for a variety of different reasons he seems like a perfect match for Coriant.

The first thing to understand about Shaygan Kheradpir is that he’s had a wide and varied background. So wide and varied that he’s managed to create contacts all over the industry. This is one of the most important reasons why it’s clear that he’s going to start out running. He’s already established a strong working relationship with the senior executives within Coriant. Before coming on as the CEO of Coriant he worked with them as the Operating Executive to Marlin Equity Partners. This is one of those items which might seem good from an outside perspective but which hint at amazing things when one really understands the nature of the industry.

Communication is central to any company. But the tech industry in particular requires an ability to rapidly discuss a variety of often quite complex topics. Being able to make firm business decisions is obviously as important in the tech sector as it is anywhere else. But it’s complicated by a need to also take in rather obscure topics and ideas and disseminate the core concepts to other executives. It’s quite clear that Kheradpir has demonstrated an aptitude for this process which impressed everyone he worked with at Coriant. As such it’s a safe assumption that this will have impressive real world results.

This also leads into another reason why Kheradpir is such a good match for the company. Communication is essential at the top. But communication needs to be a fully company wide process. The information within a meeting of engineers needs to have the relevant details make their way to the executives who control funding and business strategy. The same goes for programmers and all of the other talent within a company. But all of these jobs come with very specific ways of looking at the world. They have different developmental methodologies, different use of linguistic jargon, and it goes on and on. Kheradpir has had over 28 years of executive experience within the tech industry. And during that time he’s had the chance to work within a wide variety of different areas. This provides him with a scope of experience that allows him to instantly grasp the nature of various projects. This in turn allows him to make rapid and effective decisions with that information. It’s the perfect match for a company like Coriant which has such a diverse line of high tech specialities.



The Expansive H.C.M Charitable Giving Program

Following the expansion of Highland Capital Management (HCM) charitable giving program, the firm has teamed up with Linda Owen, who will provide strategic direction. She will be the charitable giving manager and will work together with the Dallas Foundation to administer HCM’s charitable giving fund. Linda is a professional who will ensure the firm’s contribution make a great impact in the society. Dallas Foundation improves life in North Texas by bringing together donors who help support veterans’ causes, healthcare and education and the Dallas Community. The foundation award grants to agencies in education, health, animal welfare and social services.

HCM contributes more than $ 3 Million per year to charitable organizations through the Dallas Foundation. The beneficiaries of the charitable acts are Center for Brain Health, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Dallas Zoo and American Heart Association among others. The HCM employees go beyond funding the Organization by providing board services and other leadership functions.

Linda, a Dallas Civic leader, is optimistic to work with such employees to bring a tangible difference in the community. She has a record of building effective public-private partnerships and as president of the Woodall Rodger Park Foundation, she oversaw development of Klyde Warren Park. She holds a BA in Economics from University of Texas and a JD from University of Texas School of Law. She has been involved in philanthropic organisations such as The Family Place, Crystal Charity Ball and Circuit Trail Conservancy.

HCM is the largest and most experienced asset and credit managers. It was founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada and manages over $17 Billion of assets. HCM specialises in Collateralized Loan Obligations, long and short equities, hedge funds, distressed and special situation private equity, natural resources and long-only funds among others. Their clients are financial institutions, governments, high-net-worth individuals and fund of funds among others.

James Dondero is the president of Highland Capital Management and is highly experienced in investing and credit and equity markets. He is a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. James previously worked as a Portfolio Manager and a Corporate Bond Analyst at American Express. He is a board member of Cornerstone Healthcare, American Banknote and M.G.M Studios. He is a philanthropist and supports many initiatives.

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New Scholarship Launched in Uncommon Schools

I have always been a proponent of helping students receive scholarships because I feel that many students never get the good opportunities they deserve. Often times if you take the time to really evaluate the opportunities being given to students you will realize that the ones who take advantage of the opportunities are often times the people who don’t need the extra finances because their parents can afford to pay out of pocket for college and yet these students still apply just because they choose to take advantage of the things and situations others are too ashamed to take advantage of.

As I’ve watched several of my friends have to work multiple jobs in order to make ends meet my heart hurts for them because I know first hand how hard it can be to juggle a full time or even part time job while attending college. Because I know this struggle first hand I have made it my duty to find scholarships for not only my friends but my family member’s who are in search of ways to pay for college.

A new scholarship initiative was recently launched by Keith Mann in partnership with Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, New York. You see Uncommon Schools was created as an avenue to help students who are less fortunate. Being the builder of leaders that they are Keith Mann used his business Dynamic Search Partners as a launching pad to help them as they helped students go off and pursue college degrees. In order to be eligible you you must write an essay about how receiving this scholarship will help you.

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