Monthly archives "January 2017"

Doug Levitt Looks Behind The Poverty Numbers In ‘The Greyhound Diaries’

As a former journalist and broadcaster, Doug Levitt is well aware of the way numbers and statistics can be used to reflect whatever side of a story works best for politicians and media professionals. However, the former CNN foreign correspondent has recently been looking to looks at the stories behind the poverty numbers that are well known in the U.S.; as one in 15 Americans live in poverty across the country Levitt has created his ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ artistic project in a bid to make sure the voice of the American people is heard in a number of different ways.


After setting out on a six week journey by bus during which he hoped to go behind the numbers often cited about poverty and get the the root of the stories of people of all classes and backgrounds who choose to travel by bus. ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ project has spawned two EP’s of songs, a book, and numerous live performances for Doug Levitt, but he feels his most important contribution is simply looking at the real life many news organizations based in major U.S. cities choose to ignore.


Discussing ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ the artists explains he soon discovered the wide range of backgrounds and social groups he could interact with on journey’s to different states that can take as a long as a trans Atlantic flight. Levitt believes his work shows the fact that the economically disadvantaged have no option but to travel by bus and share their experiences with others on long journeys regardless of age, race, or creed.


After studying at Cornell University and the London School of Economics Doug Levitt remained based in the U.K. as a foreign corespondent, but had earlier been inspired by the death of his father to follow his artistic interests. It was during his time in London that Doug Levitt began exploring music as a career before returning to the U.S. to embark on ‘The Greyhound Diaries’ from a new base in Nashville, Tennessee; Levitt’s work has attracted the attention of major music industry figures who have assisted in producing his musical output.


How Does ClassDojo Help Start Parent-Teacher Conferences?

ClassDojo is an educational tool employed by schools around America who wish to have as many conferences and contact hours as possible. They know there is quite a lot of power in what they do, and they believe it is simpler to use the a system that will connect parents with teachers over the Internet. This article explains how students benefit from ClassDojo, and it shows how parents may connect with teachers when they believe there is not enough time otherwise. According to WikipediaVisit this site also for more.


#1: Parents Have Busy Schedules


There are quite a lot of parents who cannot make their way to the school for a conference, and they want to meet with their child’s teacher. They are better off using ClassDojo as it connects them directly with the teacher who is in their classroom. Both parties sign into the system, and they may speak for as long as they like.


#2: Schools May Employ The System Easily


There are quite a lot of schools who will use the system unilaterally to ensure all teachers and parents may connect. It is quite simple for parents to call teachers, and there is not a line outside a room waiting for someone to come out. The school becomes more efficient, and they may move through conferences in moments.


#3: Parents Save Time


Parents have little time to spend on conferences when they are outside the school, and it is quite important the parents are learning about their child’s education while saving their own time. The combination of saved time and information is the benefit of ClassDojo. Parents will swear by it because they will have a way to reach out to teachers without any inconvenience.

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#4: Emergency Conferences


Parents and teachers may meet when there is an immediate need. The two groups may meet to discuss the child, and they will learn quite quickly how simple it is to work out an arrangement that benefits everyone. A child who is in the midst of their schooling must have their parents and teachers on the same page, and they will have the benefit of everyone who is to help them knowing what is going on.


ClassDojo prevents confusion on the part of the teacher and the parents, and the school is quite helpful when it runs the system for everyone. ClassDojo is accessible to all, and it may be used at any time by teachers or parents.

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Securus Technologies Provides Comments From Satisfied Security Customers

Technology has impacted all areas of the business world. One of the areas where technology has made a huge impact is security. The use of technology has allowed many organizations to improve the level of security that can be provided for the organizations. The use of technology gives organizations the opportunity to assist security personnel in the efforts that they give related to security.


In many instances, the use of technology allows organizations to broaden its level of security and increase the level of security provided. In addition, technology innovations have improved almost every aspect of security. The innovations have helped to improve security items such as cameras, video, and communications that all work hand in hand to make security an integral part of daily operations.


Securus Technologies is a technology company that provides a variety of security technology related products and services. The company has many customers that operate in various sectors. Securus Technologies sent out a press release that list many comments made by its customers regarding the use of technology provided by Securus Technologies.


The comments provided many examples of how the technology provided by Securus Technologies allowed security personnel at the organizations to hear communications or see video that gave the personnel a clue that prevented security problems. Securus Technologies has a variety of security related products and services that organizations can use to help enhance security at the organizations.


Security is an important aspect of all organizations. However, for the users of technology provided by Securus Technologies, security is critical because many of the users operate in areas that affect the public such as corrections and public safety. The security operations in these organizations must be top notch.


Securus Technologies  has been a provider of technology related products and services for several decades. The company has an outstanding reputation in the technology industry.

Todd Lubar and His Success in the Mortgage Industry

Todd Lubar is the president of TDL Global Ventures, LLC and the Senior Vice President of Legendary Investments. His vast experience in the real estate mortgage industry allows him to understand how it works. It also helps him to excel in pretty much any environment. He uses this experience to help all clients obtain mortgage, especially those who are overlooked by traditional mortgage lenders.


Lubar attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1995 with a B.A. in Speech Communication. That same year, he started his first job in the mortgage industry when he worked for Crestar Mortgage Corporation. As the loan originator for Crestar, he learned the model of the conservative mortgage banking. He worked there until 1999 when he acquired an equity position with Legacy Financial Group. This job gave him the opportunity to expand his lending capabilities of broker loans to outside investors. In 2002, he found Legendary Property, LLC which is a residential development company. The next year, he found Charter Funding, a subsidiary of First Magnus Financial Corporation. He also found Legendary Financial LLC, a commercial lending source for individuals and companies and it is the affiliate of Legend Property.


The economic changes in 2007 and 2008 prompted Lubar to pursue other lines of business. That includes commercial demolition, metal recycling, real estate development, and nightclubs. For many years, he has been ranked as one of the top 25 mortgage originators in the nation. With his banking experience and knowledge, he has helped many underserved clients who have trouble getting mortgage and loans from other lenders and banks. He also develops business relationships with real estate agents, financial planners, CPAs, and insurance agents that contribute to his successful career. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his two children and he loves to travel in his free time.


Aggressive Sales Tactics and Investing

Laidlaw & Company was established in 1842 as a investment banker and securities brokerage with offices across the United States and Europe. Disappointingly reading about them in reviews sounds like they many have some issues. There are multiple complaints about their aggressive and even rude sales tactics. For example, one woman complained that they lied to her telling her that her husband had just called them but they missed the phone number. Then the Laidlaw & Company representative became insulting and even swore at her when she wouldn’t give them her husband’s phone number. This sort of actions in sales people happen when their companies push for higher sales too much. Those sorts of aggressive practices were used by many companies in the past. In the modern day most companies have tried to get away from aggressive sales tactic because it is unethical and bad for public relations. When a company like Laidlaw & Company allows or even encourages their employees to use aggressive sales tactics, it makes the company look questionable. When faced with aggressive sales people, I usually avoid doing business with them for two reasons. First, it makes for an uncomfortable situation and if I’m going to spend my money I want to be comfortable. And secondly, the aggressive actions make it look like they are hiding something. The best decisions are made when the consumer has all of the information and knows how it could affect them. Aggressive sales tactics makes good decision making impossible. Since I have not had a direct experience with Laidlaw & Company, I cannot say if the complaints are true or not. Regardless, Laidlaw & Company need to be aware of people’s feelings towards them because it will affect their business’s success.

How EOS Became A Millennial Favorite

Over the last seven years, EOS lip balm has become a must have for millennials around the world. Today the company sells over a million lip balms in a single week.

EOS or evolution of smooth was originally founded by Sanjiv Mehra, Jonathan Teller, and Craig Dubitsky. Soon later, Dubitsky decided to leave before the launch of EOS to managed another company. Despite losing a business partner, Mehra and Teller worked to create one the best-selling lip balms on the planet. The two decided to take a different approach by doing what other companies weren’t doing. Targeting the product to only millennial women, the goal was to create a fun, flavorful, and sanitary lip balm.

“We had to make a product and a package that would be seen as useful for a very long time.” Mehra quoted from Fast Company’s article. Once the new innovated product was created, the next hurdle was getting EOS into stores. Many store owners didn’t see the value of EOS until the finally got a meeting with a female buyer at Walgreens. She loved everything about the product from the smell to the little spheres.

The account was successful and quickly brought attention to Walmart and Target, who began stocking the balms on the shelves. EOS lip balm continued to grow as they marketed to millennials through various YouTubers, bloggers, celebrities and even partnered with other companies like Keds and Disney. Today, EOS now has a large social media following on Instagram and Facebook and still growing.

EOS continues to grow by now selling shaving creams and hand lotions. They also plan to take on new categories of the beauty industry in the future. To get the full backstory on the company please Fast Company’s article “The Untold Story of Lip balm upstart EOS Outdid Chapstick”. Check out their website at

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Survival Tips

If you need a few survival tips, then look no further than one of the latest videos by Wengie. She gives a few hacks that you can use in every day situations that could mean the difference between surviving or making it home and being miserable or possible being hurt. A rain catcher is the safest source for clean drinking water. Cut the top off of a large water bottle, and put the bottle outside in an area where it will collect the water.


While you’re out of the home, you might find that you need spare cash for emergencies or if a business doesn’t take credit or debit cards. This hack also works if you have left your wallet or purse at home. Fold money that you think that you might need, and put the money in your phone case. You’ll usually always have your phone with you, so as long as you remember that there is money there, then you’ll have cash for something that could get you out of an emergency.


If you’re in an earthquake or another disaster and find that it’s hard to breathe, you can make a dust mask from your bra. This usually only works for women, but if you’re a male and in an area where you can quickly get to a bedroom where a bra might be located, then you can also use the clothing as a dust mask. Make sure you clip the bra at the back of the head so that it stays in place.


Dr. Jennifer Walden; One of Medicines Most Successful Women

Dr. Jennifer Walden is without a doubt one of the world’s most respected plastic surgeons. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she discovered her love and passion for medicine at an early age. As the daughter of a dentist and surgical nurse, Walden got a behind the scenes pass into the world of medicine. Fueled by her love for both medicine and education, she set her sights on a degree in Biology, and prepared to follow in the footsteps of her parents.


After graduating from the University of Texas, Walden quickly applied to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Although she was waitlisted after applying, she proved herself to be one of the most successful candidates of the program, graduating salutatorian of her class. After completing her residency, Walden began a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. She would remain there for nearly a decade, gaining knowledge and experience alongside some of the most prominent physicians in aesthetic surgery.


Jennifer Walden love for art and creativity, combined with the ability to grant patients a sense of immediate satisfaction drew her to a career in cosmetic surgery.Deciding to pair her love for beauty with her love for medicine, Walden began building her own practice, right in the heart of the big apple. From facelifts to augmentations, clients all over the world seek out Dr.Walden’s expertise and warm and compassionate care. As one of the only women to serve on the board of directors of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and one of the very few female plastic surgeons, Dr. Walden is certainly one of a kind. Driven by her passion to help women and men all over the world achieve their dreams, one procedure at a

The Best Zombie Anime Hands Down


Anime has always been a popular subject, and with new shows like The Walking Dead and Z-Nation, zombies are getting pretty popular too. If you like either of the two, you probably want to know that people have been combining the two to reach a wider audience. One of the most popular of them that we’re going to tell you about today is called HighSchool Of The Dead.


As with most zombie anime, or like any other zombie show or movie, there’s an “outbreak” and a virus starts infecting people around the world. You follow a group of students in a high school, the main character being Komuro Takashi, throughout their escape. Two of the girls that went mainstream were Yuriko Takagi and Rika Minami, not only for their sexy looks but because of how badass they are in a zombie situation.  Not your typical school life anime, that’s for sure.


The anime is packed with blood gore and action as well as a handful of overly flirty scenes. Bringing out nearly every aspect of a zombie apocalypse, it’s tied together with better graphics than most animes and a cast that you can relate to, making it must watch TV if you’re after the best black cartoons you can watch.


Relmada Therapeutics Files Another Complaint Against Laidlaw’s Irresponsible Practices

Recently, Relmada Therapeutics filed a motion to amend the initial complain against its former investment banking associate, Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. The request for amendment is particularly notable because Relmada Therapeutics has already filed a case against Laidlaw and its Principals, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern. The initial claim suggests that Laidlaw’s actions negatively impacted the company as it was involved in disclosing confidential matters to the public. However, the new claim includes an additional legal claim based on Laidlaw’s breach of the fiduciary duty that it owed to Relmada.

Actually, Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd acted as the primary investor banker for the company in important dealings in 2011 and 2014. It was also the financial advisor to Relmada when Relmada merged with Camp Nine Inc. Resulting in becoming a public company. In the Spring of 2015, the company discussed the option of attracting new investors. Therefore, the management of Relmada initiated very confidential meetings with the top executives of Laidlaw & Company regarding potential investors and other future prospects. However, Relmada Therapeutics was dissatisfied over the negotiations and performance of Laidlaw & Company regarding its handling of the affair.

Responding to the dissatisfaction shown by the management of Relmada, Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd filed a Schedule 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of the filing, important and confidential information about Relmada was revealed to the public. The information also leaked important fund raising efforts by Relmada. Due to the disclosure, the stock market price of the company declined from $4.03 per share to to its current price of $1.65 per share. Relmada believes that there the leak of important information had led to the decline despite very positive development news from the company.

It is also notable that this is not the first time that Laidlaw & Associates has acted against the ethical norms. In the past, Laidlaw has acted irresponsibly by failing to establish and implement adequate FINRA policies. Between 2007 and 2009, FINRA received almost 60 customer complaints against the company. Likewise, its managing partner, James Ahern, continues to lie about his education. In fact, there are several tax liens filed against him in the New York State.