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June 29, 2018

The Chainsmoker’s Discuss Their Fan base in Recent Interview

Andrew Taggart, who along with Alex Pall make up The Chainsmokers, explained that their audience is quickly expanding.

 

“We’ve grown from having a college audience to having an over 30 audience and an under 15 audience,” Taggart said during an interview with Interview Magazine.

 

The Chainsmokers are able to target such a large crowd because they have it all. Their music is produced personally and sounds like nothing else being made today. Their lyrics are also very personal and emotional motivated, making their music more than simple dance and party tunes.

 

Take for example “Closer.” It is a song about a young couple who are in love and have recently began a live away from home together. If you listen to the music, you will hear a mix of several different emotions layered into a clear, concise song. If you don’t pay attention to the lyrics the song sounds like a simple party hit. The Chainsmokers have been able to share their music with audiences who look for different things in their music. It is no wonder The Chainsmokers haven’t stopped expanding since their first single in 2014.

 

Alex Pall, the other member of The Chainsmokers, also chimed in about their growing fanbase. Pall explained that Instagram enabled him to find out exactly who his fans are, even conversing with them. Pall said he has seen fans from places like South Africa listening to his music. He also said that their primary audience consists of 16 to 25, but surprisingly, the demographics are almost perfectly split between boys and girls. Pall also sees fans outside of their normal demographics. They have fans under 15; they have fans over the age of 30 too.

 

The Chainsmoker’s continued growth can be attributed to their ongoing innovations. For example, “Closer” marked Andrew Taggart’s debut as a lead singer. This decision also lead to changes to their live show, making their live concerts a better experience for fans.

 

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/alex-pall-mn0003257245

Malcolm CasSelle: A Source of Future Mindfulness

As technology progresses it seems like there is a constant race between programmers and hackers. Guaranteeing security online is always a challenge. Even the most security-minded company is often run into blocks that they can’t develop software defense for fast enough. The problem with fraud also extends to the world of online transactions. People are often worried about their personal information being stolen or not getting what they paid for. As common as this may be in day-to-day life it naturally follows that this issue would extend to online communities as well. A major issue in the sale of digital goods such as those related video games is the problem of fraud. Even putting fraud aside there is also the problem of finding a legitimate buyer. There seems to be no popular central market for these types of goods. This makes it incredibly difficult for buyers and sellers to find one another. Luckily, there are entrepreneurs such as Malcolm CasSelle.

Malcolm is a graduate of MIT and Stanford. His bachelor’s degree in computer science was earned from MIT and his subsequent graduate degree was earned from Stanford. He also speaks fluently in Japanese as well is Mandarin. This aids in his international business interest that tend to focus on Asian markets. He has filled many key roles such as formally filling the role of CTO at Tronc. At this moment Malcolm is the president of WAX, which stands for worldwide acid exchange. He also is CIO of OPSkins. WAX is a project launched by OPSkins to address the needs previously mentioned.

Through their research and experience in the tech field, they believe that the answer to this issue is finding a way to curve the fracturing of the market as well as the fraud within it. Initially, this undertaking seemed large but they were able to put their expertise to work and developed a new form of blockchain which ensures security among these types of transactions. They also believe that that they can create a centralized market for these types of transactions. This development was spearheaded by Malcolm and is only one small example of his futuristic thought.

 

June 26, 2018

James “Big Jim” Larkin—trade union leader and socialist

James Larkin or “Big Jim” was a prominent trade union leader, socialist, and major supporter of the “a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay” movement. Experiencing the struggles of oppressed blue collar workers first hand, he became a big influence in changing the way corporations value employees.

Life and career

James Larkin was born in Liverpool, England in 1876 to Irish immigrant parents. His family soon relocated to Ireland where he grew up in Burren; in poverty and in a rather small cottage. He received little education and due to life circumstances was forced to work since the age of seven, often heading to work right after school. Read more: James Larkin – Wikipedia and James Larkin | Ireland Calling

When Larkin was only 14 years old his father passed away and the company where his father was employed took him in as an apprentice. After a two year stint with the company, he was dismissed and became a sailor. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml and http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/big-jim-larkin-hero-and-wrecker/

Eventually, James Larking found a job as a docker and held to the position until he was promoted to foreman in 1903; it was during the same year when he got married to his girlfriend Elizabeth Brown.

10 years prior, James had grown an interest for socialism and joined the Independent Labour Party in 1893. By 1905 his experience as a blue collar worker and foreman had made him see how undervalued the working class was and it marked the beginning of a new life for him.

In 1905 he took part in a strike against the Liverpool Docks and lost his job due to it. Although he lost his foreman position in the docks, his future became brighter when he found out he had impressed the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL).

He led numerous successful strikes during the next following years, and although the NUDL later expulsed him, this position had changed his life forever. He spent the rest of his life successfully organizing workers in different countries and for several industries.

Later days

For the upcoming years almost until his death in 1947, James Larkin continued to organize strikes which were at times successful and disastrous simultaneously.

He ended up in prison twice, once for diverting funds at NUDL and another time being accused of criminal anarchy. He was pardoned for both convictions after serving only a percentage of the original sentences.

To this day, “Big Jim” is seen as a heroic figure and his efforts are particularly praised in Dublin, where a statue of him stands tall on O’Connell Street.

June 21, 2018

ClassDojo – Ensuring Safety And Information Safe and Secure

ClassDojo is making strides in the way that they are utilizing their app. ClassDojo is always looking for ways to give teachers that new option to help make teaching just a little bit easier. The general premise of this app is to give parents the chance to be up close and personal with their children’s growth in class without actually being in class. ClassDojo closely identifies what teachers need to help bring parents closer, and so they created the video and photo option, allowing teachers to capture moments in class they feel the parents should see or know about.

This sharing option makes it fun on the kids and the parents. Most parents miss out on fun things that happen in class, and oftentimes, parents only get to hear about updates on their kids twice a year through a parent-teacher conference. There is so much to be shared out there that it’s a shame so many parents miss out. ClassDojo makes it easy for parents to know what is happening in the classroom.

ClassDojo knows that they take away some pretty important information away from teachers and parents that they are taking extra care of the info. The truth is that this app is working hard to keep everything secure and safe. The creators promised that they wouldn’t share any information with anybody or anyone. No third party is ever in connection with the app. No need to give away any Facebook info or anything similar. Students don’t even have to share their gender, student ID, social security number, or anything where the student’s identification can be processed.

Several millions of schools are making big changes by using this app. Teachers love the easiness of accessing it and using it to have a better handle on the students. It’s great getting to reward them when they do well in class. There is so much to be accomplished when using this app. Teachers are finding it incredible with what they are able to do because of ClassDojo. The connections you make and the process of how the class improves is incredible to always see.

Find out more about ClassDojo: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathleenchaykowski/2017/05/22/how-classdojo-built-one-of-the-most-popular-classroom-apps-by-listening-to-teachers/#5bc38c071e5e

June 15, 2018

Vinod Gupta, a Man With a Big-Heart

Vinod Gupta, a multi-millionaire through self-efforts, was born in a small town in India. From a tender age, Vinod Gupta showed passion for education through the commitment he demonstrated in his studies. Having attended a village school several miles from their home, he managed to secure himself a position at Indian Institute of Technology where he pursued agricultural engineering. From the village, Gupta went for his master’s degree in business and agricultural engineering at the Us University of Nebraska found at Lincoln.

After school, he worked at Commodore Corporation before founding his own company called American Business Information with a team of marketing mailers in 1972 for his database services with only 100 dollars he borrowed. After 20 years he sold the company at 680 million dollars in 2010. Today Gupta works with Everest Group as a Managing General Partner to help to fail business, private equity and venture capital for other businesses.

Not forgetting his struggle Gupta uses his success for the benefit of others who may be disadvantaged to get a quality education. Through charities, Gupta has been able to improve schools and sponsor ongoing courses to enable others to access education, especially at Alma mater. Due to his passion, Gupta donated one million at Ram Rat Women Polytechnic to give an equal chance for women to get equal opportunities as their male counterparts in Education. This he did by providing all the necessary resources needed for education in polytechnic and therefore promoting gender equality.

He also donated 2 million to build the Business school of Management that was named after him which is one of the best business schools in India and Asia at Large. With the largest library in Asia, the school also offers boarding rooms for students who come from far. The students from these schools enjoy interactions with those from George Washington University due to the affiliation between the two Universities.

In the University of Nebraska where Gupta did his masters, he gave 500,000 dollars for a scholarship fund to help students who cannot afford the courses. When his son died he created a trust fund on his name with the help of Washington to provide more educational opportunities.

June 15, 2018

Jeff Herman finally opens up about Child Sexual Abuse Cases and their Prevention

Within the sphere of rising child sexual abuse is the fear of losing children or rendering them mentally incapacitated following the emotional and physical damages that come with the abuse. Moreover, as the world advances and more technological gadgets become part of every child’s upbringing, parents can barely monitor their children every second of the day. For that reason, a famous attorney and protector of children who have suffered from sexual abuse recently shared an important list of how parents can protect their children from sex predators. Jeff Herman was recently interviewed by Idea Mensch and he shared a lot in regards to his life, passion for law and his success in fighting for victims of sexual abuse.

The Background Information

Internationally recognized as a trial lawyer and an advocate for the rape survivors, Jeff Herman is aggressive, skilled and determined to protect children from molesters. With that said, he did not just wake up to this career. For starters, he used to work as a commercial attorney while representing entrepreneurs and corporate clients. However, on one busy day, he was asked to meet a guest client who coincidentally had a son who had been abused sexually. It was after hearing her predicaments that Jeff Herman decided to take up such cases instead of commercial cases. Until now, he has been playing that role. It is now two decades since Herman started representing victims of sexual abuse. Given that he is also a forensic attorney and he understands how molesters operate most of the time, Jeff Herman decided to share the following tips as preventive measures for children;

Talk to Children at an Early Age

Children are pretty vulnerable. However, they are also smart at a younger age and their ability to grasp real life situations is amazing. Therefore, talk to them about sex as early as they can blubber words and understand you as well. At the same time, let them know that adults can be abusive by touching their private parts. At this point, use appropriate language.

Be Persistent with the Talk

Children can be forgetful. Therefore, as soon as you begin the sexual abuse talk, you need to keep on initiating it for them to keep tabs with the different forms of abuse and how heinous even family members and teachers can be.

The Overview

Jeff Herman owns Herman Law, a law firm with a dedicated team of professionals who qualify to represent such victims. With his team, Mr. Herman tasks his investigative unit to breakdown cases and set court hearing to help victims in finding justice.

More on Jeff Herman:

https://www.writerswrite.com/journal/feb00/a-conversation-with-jeff-herman-2002

https://www.goodreads.com/jeffherman

June 10, 2018

José Auriemo Neto: The Road to Real Estate Success

He is a Brazilian resident and citizen and serving for the JHSF. He is playing the role of chairman and chief executive where they are focusing mostly on the development of real estate. They are mainly majoring in both commercial and residential properties. The man is interested in public apartments, offices and hotel buildings although he is administering some extensive retail shopping that is located near Cidade Jardim, shopping complex in Sao Paulo. Some others are Bela Vista that is in Salvador, Metro Tucuruv and Ponta Negra which is in Manus.

Jose Auriemo Neto is trying to keep developing more and he has two of them in Sao Paulo district which is under construction and making Brazil to be referred as economic market growth.

In 2009 period, Jose oversaw his venture at first to turn the group into a retail investment. He signed some exclusive agreements when they partnered with Hermes, Pucci and also Jimmy Choo and they capable of opening luxury brands for the first time and it was under JHSF ownership which was located in Cidade Jardim complex shopping. In 2002 they capable of securing a partnership with Valentino and they managed to launch the first R.E.D and also Valentino which was referred to as Valentino stores in Brazil.

He went to FAAP university, therefore, becoming an Alumnus of the university which is in Sa Paulo. He started his career at a young age in 1993 at JHSF. In 1997, he founded the group’s service department and he created a parking lot which was a management that was called Parkbem. The department was very successful and it was in 1998 where he secured the rights to develop the group’s shopping destination which they called it Santa Cruz and referred to it as a success in development. He is still working on other investment strategies which are real estate.