HMH and PocketLab Partner to Offer Cloud-Based Interactive Lab Experience to K-8 Science Classrooms in Texas

PocketLabs Online Notebook to be paired with HMH Into Science Texas to provide engaging new opportunities for students throughout core curriculum


Learning technology companyHMHtoday announced a new partnership with San Jose-based edtech company PocketLab to offer PocketLabs Online Notebook withHMHInto ScienceTexas, K-8. This new combined offering, accessible throughEd,HMHs connected teaching and learning platform, will provide teachers and students with easy-to-use, customizable science activities directly connected to each lesson inHMHInto Science Texas.

Grounded in extensive research with educators,HMH Into Science Texasenables students to explore science phenomenon, allowing students to engage in collaborative investigations that provide meaningful science instruction. Developed specifically for Texas, it comprehensively covers the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) curriculum standards to ensure that educators can confidently meet required objectives.

We are delighted to partner with PocketLab to activate engaging, digital explorations of science phenomena in K-8 classrooms usingHMH Into Science Texas, said Jim ONeill, General Manager of Core Solutions at HMH. For both HMH and PocketLab, this edtech collaboration is about student-centered learning. Its about inspiring but also really empowering students to think and act like scientists.

PocketLabs Online Notebook is a cloud-based, all-in-one digital lab notebook designed for classrooms. The software allows students to collect, visualize, and analyze authentic data anytime, anywhere. This partnership will provide an embedded and dynamic opportunity for student engagement and collaboration, including data collection and progress monitoring and customizable activities.

Were thrilled to be partnering with HMH to bring PocketLab Notebook, our innovative science education software platform to Texas, said Dave Bakker, CEO of PocketLab. By combining HMHs world class platform and Notebook, Texas science educators will have state of the art tools and dynamic content that will make a real difference in the lives of young learners.

On April 5, 2023, HMH and PocketLab will unveil more details about the partnership at the 11thScience is Cool (ScIC11)unconference. The event will offer a full day of free professional development featuring expert speakers sharing their tips and tricks for inspiring students to think critically, be curious and ask questions about the world around them.

To learn more aboutHMH Into Science Texasand PocketLab,

About HMH

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students potential and extend teachers capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information,

About PocketLab

PocketLab is a brand of Myriad Sensors, Inc., that was incubated at Stanford University. Focused on bringing innovative software and sensors to the education technology market, PocketLabs mission is to help educators address the critical gap in STEM education outcomes and students to develop vital 21st-century skills. PocketLab brings cutting-edge tools to tens of thousands of schools across the United States and more than 80 countries worldwide. PocketLab is also the creator and host of the worlds largest science conference, Science is Cool, which has attracted over 100,000 science teachers from more than 200 countries around the world and offers both free professional development opportunities and access to tools and resources unavailable on any other platform. For more information, visit

Infront and SES Partner to Broadcast 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Dedicated satellite distribution platform used to deliver HD content to global audience

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Infront and SES partnered to jointly deliver the recently-concluded ski races of the 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships from the French Alps to viewers across Europe, Asia and the Americas, both companies announced today. A leading sports media and marketing company, Infront leveraged SESs dedicated sports and events distribution platform to efficiently and reliably distribute the event to global broadcasters with the highest image quality.

Occurring every two years, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships feature the best alpine skiers competing in 13 different races watched by millions of fans around the world. Working with Infront, SES managed the live feed from the race courses across both mountain venues by transmitting four signals back to SESs Emek HaEla facility for satellite distribution, with LiveUs mobile field units and IP bonding technology deployed for a back-up signal contribution.

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is one of the premier events showcasing the very best skiers in the world. With our cutting-edge media production featuring multiple camera angles and race data across multiple mountains, we catered to a global audience eager to watch their favorite skiers race live, said Amikam Kranz, Vice President Media, Betting & Technology at Infront. SES is one of our key technology partners with a video distribution platform to deliver high-quality content and reach millions of TV households, and we are delighted to be working with them.

Fans have become more specific and passionate about the sporting events that they want to watch, regardless of their location or what time of day it is. Therefore, it is critical that our partners can deliver their sports content to fans reliably and in the highest picture quality possible, said Michele Gosetti, Head of Sales, Sports & Events at SES. Our focus on high-quality video, backed by our satellite fleet, fibre, IP and cellular infrastructure, will enable us to continue to meet the business requirements of our partners and high-quality standards of todays consumers.

A leader in sports and events, SES broadcasts over 700 hours of premium sports each day and works with more than 500 sports and events customers. SES broadcasts a wide range of sports, from mens and womens professional football, American football, tennis, golf and cricket to cycling. These include ongoing games and matches for high-profile leagues such as the NFL, Premier League and Womens Serie A to sports with specialised interest, such as motor sports.

About SES

SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the worlds only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the worlds leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SESs video network carries around 8,000 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 366 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available

Japan – Opn and JCB Partner to Add JCB’s Acquiring and Processing Capabilities to Opn’s Payments Offering in Thailand

Opn, the global one-stop payment solutions provider, and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international credit card brand announced that they partnered to add JCB’s acquiring and processing Capabilities to Opn’s payments offering in Thailand. This collaboration enables Opn to further streamline payments for its merchants while also expanding its product offering beyond merchant services into the acquiring-as-a-service vertical.

Merchants currently processing payments through Opn Payments will benefit from enhanced service stability and a more efficient and streamlined operations workflow. Opn is now able to provide acquiring and payment processing services to businesses of all sizes, including licensed financial institutions and other payment service providers (PSPs) looking to enter the Thai market.

Acquiring licenses are granted by JCB to large payments companies that offer services that cover all aspects of payment acceptance processing, including but not limited to risk underwriting, credit management and payment collection. The development underscores Opn’s commitment to making payments seamless and borderless for both people and businesses.

The strategic partnership also aims to harness synergies between Opn and JCB and includes the establishment of card issuing solutions by utilizing competitive and advanced fintech technology.

In celebration of this milestone, Opn and JCB have partnered with fashion and lifestyle brands to launch co-promotional campaigns that will run between December 2022 and February 2023.

About Opn

Founded in 2013, Opn specializes in one-stop online payment and digital transformation solutions used by thousands of merchants and businesses around the world, operating from Japan, Southeast Asia and the U.S. The company is a leader in payments in the Asia-Pacific region and a top 25 provider of payment processing in the U.S. Guided by a vision of enabling access to the digital economy for everyone, Opn connects people, businesses and society in innovative ways to provide open access to a growing economic ecosystem. Privately-held Opn’s major shareholders include Toyota Financial Services Corporation, the financial services arm of Toyota Motor Corporation, and SCB 10X, the venture capital arm of Siam Commercial Bank. Visit our website for more information.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 41 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 150 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit:


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 Chapwood Investments Managing Partner, Ed Butowsky recently joined Closing Bell on Cheddar News to discuss the bear market on Wall Street and why he thinks the Fed may not be able to engineer a soft landing for the economy.

“We are going to continue to see pressure on stocks because we have interest rates that have to rise to slow the inflation down,” said Butowsky. “It’s important to remember that you usually have a strong economy that is coupled with rising prices, but right now you don’t have a strong economy. Without any question, there is going to be a recession.”

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Barclays partner with Blueprint for All to support 600 under-represented young people across the UK with career planning and employability skills development

– Pathways to Professions programme to reach 600 young people from ethnically diverse communities and lower socio-economic backgrounds

– 3-year partnership will provide careers information and core employability skills development

-Barclays to provide role models to the students, and Barclays LifeSkills to deliver interactive workshops and resources


Barclays has today announced a 3-year partnership with Blueprint for All to support 600 young people from ethnically diverse communities and lower socio-economic backgrounds across the UK.

Supported by Barclays, Blueprint for All’s Pathways to Professions programme will help these under-represented young people understand the breadth of career opportunities available to them and develop the core employability skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Young people on the programme will join a series of 10 interactive workshops to help them better understand different industries and roles available, understand their own strengths, as well as develop their skills using a range of resources, including Barclays LifeSkills. The programme will also provide first-hand career insights from Barclays colleagues, as well as professionals across a range of industries, to help inspire and support them.

“We are delighted to work with Barclays to provide young people the support and guidance they need at such an important crossroads, in what often proves to be an especially overwhelming period in their lives” commented Sonia Watson, CEO, Blueprint for All.

The partnership aligns with the community aspect of Barclays’ Race at Work action plan, focussing on improving access to career and development opportunities for Black and ethnically diverse people, and furthering the bank’s commitment to promoting social equity.

Azura Mason, Global Head of Race at Work, Barclays said: “We’re delighted to be working with Blueprint for All on this programme, building awareness amongst under-represented students of the range of careers available to them. Attracting diverse talent is a top priority within our Race at Work agenda, and we hope this programme will ultimately provide organisations like ours with access to new, more diverse talent pools, driving the societal change we know is possible when we invest in a more equitable future.”

Barclays LifeSkills will facilitate a number of the workshops focusing on the core transferable skills needed in the workplace, such as communication, problem solving, creativity, resilience and adaptability, CV writing and interview skills. Barclays colleagues will support in the delivery of these sessions, sharing inspiring and relatable professional insights from different role and industry perspectives to help build career aspirations.

Kirstie Mackey, Managing Director of UK and Europe Citizenship, Barclays said: “I’m really proud of our new partnership with Blueprint for All which is helping to encourage the next generation of talent by connecting young people with inspiring professionals that represent them.”