Rocketship Aids Disadvantaged Communities with MAP

Many Studies have shown that students from lower-income families, or poverty-stricken communities, start school behind their proposed grade level. Proficiency-based assessment tracks student growth compared with their grade level. As students from lower-income communities start late they are immediately knocked to the underside of their grade-level’s percentile. For many this puts them at a disadvantage, allowing them no opportunity to catch up. Proficiency-based assessments become a hindrance in these cases as they cannot track individual student growth. Students who are in the bottom percentile of their grade level often drop out, and never attend college. In order to catch up such students have to cram more than a year’s worth of advancement into a single school year. The deck remains firmly stacked against them.

The NWEA measures of academic process, or MAP, pays attention to the individual student regardless of their starting point. Using MAP provides students the growth data necessary to pinpoint curriculum that allows them to catch up to their contemporaries. The system uses growth points to track the students achievement, measuring how far they have come. This is why Rocketship education has been using it since their founding in 2006.

Rocketship education is a network of non-profit elementary charter school focused on helping lower-income communities receive quality education and the attention they need. They use MAP to build individual student curriculum, which allows students to have content to their growth areas. This is just another way the California-based Corporation assists disadvantaged communities, by leveling the playing field so students can excel. Rocketship education is teacher-led, with educators working closely with parents. At Rocketship the parent’s involvement with their children’s education is paramount. Parents are allowed full view of their child’s MAP scores, allowing them to focus on areas of improvement just like the teachers. Together they insure that students stay on the same pace as their grade level. No student is left behind, as all are given the opportunity to catch up.

How Mike Baur Helps Startups Overcome Boundaries

Not every businessperson quits a stable job in a bank to start investing in an uncertain bet, but this was the case for the Swiss entrepreneur Mike Baur, co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. He had over twenty years with the banking community, but he knew he wanted to change and he did. This decision is how Mike began his road to an unpredictable success.

Launched in 2014 through a partnership between Max Meister, Oliver Walzer and Mike Baur, the Swiss Startup Factory, or SSUF for short, is a company that is looking to invest in small startups to help them grow to success.

SSUF has already provided the opportunity to develop for many small offices both in Switzerland and around the world. They offer capital and management strategies for these little enterprises to improve their business models. The team also facilitates the process of building a company from the ground so the founders can work in developing the idea that got them to found it in the first place.

Mike Baur had already a significant history in the banking history before he decided to invest in the idea of helping other startups grow. He participated as a jury member of a startup contest called START Summiteer, in the University of St. Gallen.

At SSUF, Mike Baur is also Executive Chairman of the Swiss Startup team, while Meister is responsible for the Acceleration department where the “Accelerator program” was created with the Goldback Group. Oliver is the CIO of the company. The office would later team up with another one called CTI, and this granted Mike another spot in the market as Deputy Management Director of CTI. This improvement happened in 2016, and he still holds this position.

Recently in 2016, Mike Baur was featured in an interview talking about ten ultimate tips for startups where the co-founder of the SSUF tells his story as well as a few ideas for new business people looking to build their brands from the ground. The fact that Mike Baur led the Swiss Startup from the beginning, even with a fine job in a bank, gives him a lot of voice in the subject. He also has grown three years alongside the company and can tell what has worked out for them and what didn’t.

Mike got his MBA at the University of Rochester and an executive MBA from the University of Bern, the entrepreneur, is also a mentor to all the individuals in the staff because of how much he has to teach.

 

 

Daniel Taub Uses His Skills to Analyze the Iran Nuclear Threat

In 2013, Daniel Taub, the former ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom, stated that there were plans to react to the alleged nuclear plans that were been carried out by Iran. A coalition was formed between the Jews and their adversaries in the Middle East to come up with a mitigation strategy. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

A team of security personnel from Israel was put together and headed to America for further discussions on how to go about the threat that Iran was posing. This threat would need to be discussed by various countries, including Israel, since it was a major concern and Daniel Taub was there to overlook the discussions.

Daniel Taub insisted that as much as there were notable differences between various countries, the issue had to be addressed jointly as this was a shared concern. Gaza, Tehran, Damascus, and Beirut were among the places that raised their concerns regarding the acquisition of this nuclear bomb by Iran.

Daniel perceived that this alleged nuclear claim would be a chance to build relationships among nations that did not have good relationships. Iran viewed the bomb acquisition as a step towards safety and prevention of a nuclear explosion that made the world a safer dwelling place for everyone.

After the agreement was signed by both Iran and America, a lot of people disagreed on what it stated. They were concern that Iran would use this nuclear device to their benefit and become a state of nuclear weapons. No safety measures had been taken to dismantle the nuclear bomb and this was worrisome.

Daniel Taub, a planning and strategy director, shared his concern over the fact that this deal was made as soon as a new president was elected in Iran. It felt like a strategic move of making deals between America and Israel’s adversaries.

Daniel Taub is an educated and experienced man. He was born in 1962 in London. He attended the Oxford University College, London University College and Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. After he finished his studies, he moved to Israel where he has served different posts including his most recent post as an ambassador.

During his time as the ambassador is when he was involved in the nuclear concern discussions. He served in the IDF, Israel Defense Forces, in the division of international law where he was a reserve officer and a combat medic. He now works at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation as the Strategy and Planning Director.

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Talk Fusion Is The Future

Talk Fusion, a video communications company, has been working on releasing new products. One of the most recent products is the Product Dashboard, but more innovations are on the way.

 

The dashboard has been overhauled to improve users’ experiences. Bob Reina, the founder of Talk Fusion, said the dashboard is what the company needed in order to start introducing future improvements that will be announced throughout the year.

 

Reina said Talk Fusion doesn’t want to remain in the same place and that the team at the company are always looking to improve their products. Last month, Talk Fusion released a statement saying it wanted to change the way humans communicate in each part of the world. It said they would accomplish this mission by getting rid of communications barriers that are in place.

 

What Is Talk Fusion

Talk Fusion is a global company that offers video communication solutions to both individuals and companies. Talk Fusion was founded by Bob Reina back in 2007. The company has operations in over 125 countries, mainly due to them having independent associates who market their products.

 

Products/Services

Their main product is the all-in-one video suite. The video suite contains an array of video products, such as:

 

. Video Mail- This allows people to create video emails for business, personal or charity purposes.

 

. Video Newsletters- Users can design video newsletters via a drop-and-drag interface.

 

. Live Meetings-You ca use Live Meetings to create presentations within a few minutes. You can stream video, do live chats, share files and much more.

 

. Video Chat-This features allows people to video chat with others. Video chat can be done via a person’s favorite mobile device.

 

. Signup Forms- This can be used to create online forms with the purpose of collecting email addresses. It’s the perfect tool to use to build an email list.

 

When customers purchase the all-in-one video suite, they will have immediate access to the above features/products.

 

If you want to buy the video suite, then visit Talk Fusion’s website. If you would like to learn more about becoming an independent associate, then you can find out how by visiting the company’s website.  Learn more:  https://video-chat.talkfusion.com/

Why Is The Trabuco A Popular War Machine?

War is an armed conflict that aims to achieve objectives by using force between two or more groups. A war could be among two countries or a group of countries or between groups of people within their country. Wars have erupted because of various reasons. Here are just a few.

Revenge
Wars can be a form of seeking a reprieve for injustices committed by another country.

Civil disagreements
This war occurs within a country’s borders because of a difference in political ideologies or standings.

Revolution
This occurs when a majority of citizens disagrees with the ruling faction. This dissatisfaction is brought about by injustices and inequity by the ruling party according to youtube.com.

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Wars are won by either defeating the enemy or when one party concedes. To win a war, the winner should make sure that they have the largest number of soldiers, the soldiers should be well skilled, they should have the best weapons, the soldiers should be motivated, and the soldiers have a positional advantage, etc.

The earliest wars were fought using spears, bows and arrows, slings, swords, axes, etc. As industrialization, technology, and civilization took place, weapons also evolved to fit the modern times. These weapons were improvements of the existing ones according to pt.wiktionary.org.

The Trabuco was among the weapons that evolved. This weapon was an improved version of the sling. There are two types of Trabuco, one is the balancing Trabuco and the second one is the traction Trabuco. The former was stationary while the latter was mobile.

The first form of Trabuco in history used human soldiers as projectiles. Later versions evolved to using stones, fireballs and infected bodies. The machines were popular because they were easy to manufacture, had low maintenance costs, and they could throw projectiles 800 meters away if they were constructed robustly.

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Ricardo Tosto Provides High Quality Legal Solutions

If you are running a business or managing an organization, it is advisable to have a lawyer on our side. It is crucial to hire a competent business lawyer to help address the legal aspects of your organization or enterprise. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is among the most reliable and respected attorneys in Brazil. For over 22 years, Ricardo Tosto has catered to businesses and entrepreneurs and has an established history of rendering excellent services to clients.Business lawyers can handle all compliance and permitting issues for businesses seeking to expand, relocate or develop new sites. Lawyers work closely with local government departments to make sure the land for development projects meets the permit and zoning requirements.

Business lawyers also deal with local governments, including city councils, boards of supervisors, redevelopment agencies, and zoning boards, as well as with federal and state agencies that regulate or monitor land use and environmental issues.Ricardo Tosto de OliveiraCarvalho helps clients from a wide range of industries meet the legal requirements specific to their business and comply with the law. He can advise clients on issues regarding business formation, selecting the right legal structure, obtaining financing and other aspects of starting and running a successful business. Ricardo Tosto works hard for his clients and ensure that they have the knowledge they need to avoid legal problems and grow their business venture.

In the event that legal issues occur, Ricardo Tosto has the expertise and experience to advise and represent the clients.Starting with thorough research, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho identifies potential issues and develops effective solutions to handle the toughest problems up front. Ricardo Tosto doesn’t waste time on outrageous bargaining positions or obscure technical points.Ricardo Tosto is a knowledgeable, skilled negotiator and is well known for producing results when working on behalf of clients. He acts quickly and effectively, and litigates when negotiation fails to resolve the matter.Ricardo Tosto can advise clients on a variety of legal matters ranging from limited liability company structures and sophisticated partnership, to complex leveraged leases and structured financing.

Jake Gottlieb’s Visium Asset Management undertaking Strategic Expansion

Jacob Gottlieb is a qualified medical doctor who chose to pursue a career in finance instead. Jacob is a graduate of New York School of Medicine. He completed his degree and internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

 

 

Other than starting his practice as a medic, Jacob Gottlieb enrolled at Brown University to study BA in economics and graduated magma cum laude. The Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR) awarded him his chartered financial analyst charter in 2001.

 

 

His parents’ careers inspired him in his quest. His father, an economist, is a lecturer at the City University in New York. The mother is a medical doctor, a practicing pediatrician. He blended ideas from these two careers and founded Visium Asset Management, a firm that specializes in healthcare funds.

 

 

He honed his expertise through experience. He has held many positions in different organizations. He began his career in finance as an analyst working for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Limited. Later, at Merlin Financial in London, he served as the investment portfolio manager. He is a co-founder of Balyasny Asset Management. He is the chief investment officer of his firm.

 

 

As a student, Jacob Gottlieb won a competition that involved selecting stocks with the highest probability of winning. This impressed his father, and he opened an investment trading account for Jacob. He was enterprising from an early age. He sold baseball cards to baseball fans. As a youth, he supplied soft drinks to golfers at a nearby golf course. He would buy the drinks from a local store and transport them in a handcart to the golf course.

 

 

Jacob Gottlieb plans to grow his firm into a multi-strategy and multi-product organization that can compete well with other established firms. Since 2005, the firm has grown by leaps and bounds. It has an asset base of $3.5 billion.

 

 

Its main product is the Visium Balanced Fund. The kitty has $2.4 billion in assets and a stable profit return of 15.6%. Gottlieb hopes to grow it even further to become the most successful firm in hedge fund management.

 

 

To achieve this, he has made considerable investments in human capital. He has hired talented investment and operations staff, such as Jason Huemer from SAC Capital Advisors.

 

 

In addition, he has expanded the portfolio management team, and in some instances, he has brought in a whole team. He hopes that this will steer the firm to achieve its strategic projections.

 

 

Jacob Gottlieb sees similarities in stockbroking and medical practice. According to him, physicians and fund managers take and manage risks to achieve their intended results. Doctors risk by carrying out procedures in patients to improve their physical well being. Fund managers, on the other hand, take risks to make gains from stocks.

 

 

Gottlieb is involved in charity work. One of the charities he supports is Covenant Home, which is involved in fighting homelessness and trafficking of youth and children.

 

 

The Amazing and Ongoing Success of Dr. Jennifer Walden

Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of the most well known and respected cosmetic surgeons in the greater Austin area. While she has risen to new heights in the state of Texas, she has also become well known nationally. Dr. Walden continues to create an amazing career by satisfying patient after patient.

Dr. Walden stared her life in Austin, Texas as the daughter of a doctor and dentist. It seemed as though a career in healthcare was in her genes. After graduating Anderson High School, Dr. Walden earned her bachelors degree in biology from the University of Texas. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Walden earned her medical degree from the University of Texas.

The Manhattan Ear, Eye and Throat Hospital was where Dr. Walden learned many of her skills after completing medical school. While working for seven years in New York, she worked to bring back silicone breast implants.

Walden has become very well known for using 3D imaging technologies to truly understand the way her patients look before surgery. This gives Dr. Walden a much easier way of predicting how the patient will look post-surgery. Many patients have written reviews stating that this is one of the main reasons they chose Dr. Walden as their cosmetic surgeon.

Dr. Walden decided it was time to return to her home state of Texas in 2011 after the birth of her twin boys. After opening two offices of her own, she has created a name for herself in Texas that i         s unlike many other cosmetic surgeons in the area. She has brought all of the knowledge she learned in New York to perform successful procedures for her patients in Texas.

The future looks very bright for Dr. Walden as she continues to lead the industry in groundbreaking procedures and patient satisfaction. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for this amazing cosmetic surgeon.

Securus Technologies – Innovating a Safer Future

Robert Johnson, a paid consultant for Securus Technologies is on a mission to keep inmates from having cell phones. Way back in 2010 he worked as a corrections officer for 15 years in South Carolina’s Lee Correctional Institution. His main responsibility then was to seize contrabands. He did an exemplary job and was quite good at it that he got shot inside his home.

Recalling the incident, Johnson says that two weeks prior to getting shot, they got hold of a large contraband package worth $50,000. On March 5, 2010, while getting ready for work at 5:30 in the morning he heard a boom and his front door was kicked in. He immediately knew that it was a contract hit and lured the hitman into the hallway to keep him from his wife who was then sleeping in the bedroom.

A struggled ensued, but the other man who was bigger was able to shove him backward and leveled a gun at him. Johnson said the last thing he remembered is the barrel of the gun being raised towards him. He woke up after some time on the bathroom floor where the gunman shot him six times at a distance of six feet on the chest and stomach.

At the hospital, the chaplain and doctors told his wife that his chances of survival were not good and must prepare herself for the worst. During the operation, Johnson died twice but was resuscitated. He claims that he was just “too stubborn to stay dead”. And his doctor states that it was a miracle he survived at all.

The gunman hired to kill Johnson was Sean Echols, an ex-convict who was just released from prison. Nichols was arrested and convicted of trying to kill Johnson.

Johnson said that Echols was contacted by the people who want him dead through a contraband cell phone, and his payment of $6,000 was given on a Greendot card that was reloadable.

The shooting required Johnson to undergo 23 surgeries and endured pains on a daily basis. However, the shootout incident did not deter Johnson from preventing inmates to foster crimes from prison by using cell phones.

In a hearing conducted by the Federal Communications Commission last March 2017, Johnson testified about the hazards of inmates having contraband cell phones inside the prison.

To address the issue, the FCC regulates airwaves used by cell phone providers and employs a federal law to restrict or block signals altogether, if necessary. Securus Technologies on the other hand is implementing their Wireless Containment System to stop cell phone calls made by inmates in the state of Florida.

 

Strauch, Samuel

Miami houses one the of the best real estate agents: Samuel Strauch.

Samuel Strauch is an upcoming entrepreneur who began the business Metrik Real Estate after attending Hofstra and Erasumus Universities. The agency represents people who think differently than the norm and require such people to help them in the endeavor. He uses investment opportunities to create projects that will suit them well and have optimal results for all.

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Samuel Strauch enjoys doing things like his travel blog or investing in upcoming enterprises in his free time. He is known to say his company is most recognized for promoting activities that help the world to better vibe together. As well as this, Samuel Strauch does things for his employees he finds necessary to create a good environment. He makes sure his workplaces are a match with his employees emotional and intellectual needs. Team building is vital so he takes them on events together to so they can become a true family.

If you appreciate ethics and passion, work for or use the services of Metrik Real Estate. You will be satisfied with the growth you see. Strive for happiness, health, and secure philosophies as Strauch does and see your desires met.

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