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Bentley Systems Releases the 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook
Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the release of the 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook. The Yearbook is a compilation of outstanding projects from the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The projects showcase going digital advancements and innovative uses of Bentley software in designing, building, and operating the world’s infrastructure. Bentley received close to 300 project nominations from over 230 organizations across 45 countries for the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The Yearbook is available in two formats – digital and print. The all-new digital version of the 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook has been created with Bentley’s commitment to environmental sustainability in mind. We encourage everyone to sample the digital version as an alternative to the print version and to enjoy a multimedia experience, including project descriptions, finalist project presentations, awards celebration clips, images, and project playbooks. For those who prefer a print copy of the yearbook, they may order a complimentary copy by completing this form. No matter how the 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook is viewed, these stories illustrate the extraordinary work of our users from around the world. Bentley users who want their projects included in next year’s Infrastructure Yearbook should complete the nomination forms for the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure by June 6.
Dora Carpenter Offers Grief Education from a Simplified Lens In Her Book
Dora Carpenter announces in her new book about providing grief education through grief workshops using a simple approach. Dora Carpenter, the certified grief coach and educator, has released her book, Grief Talk Revolution: It’s Time to Talk About the Elephant in the Room. She strives to provide grief education through a simplified lens. The Institute of Professional Grief Coaching has been providing grief coach training and grief support to individuals and organizations across the country. “When we better acknowledge the fragility of life itself from an empowering viewpoint and accept the unavoidable occasion of death, we can live better in the moment,” says Dora Carpenter. “Working many years in the area of grief education, I felt as though I buried as many hopes and dreams in the cemetery as bodies and cremated remains. It’s time for us to open the dialogue and talk about the elephant in the room.” Dora Carpenter specializes in handling workplace grief too. Her mission is to help individuals move from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible. The certified grief coaching expert and educator aims to revolutionize the myth that speaking of grief is dark and non-conversational. Grief Talk Revolution is Dora’s book that talks about the elephant in the room. It covers everything about death and dying that people need to educate themselves and the people they love. Grief Talk Revolution offers nuggets of valuable information that aim to revolutionize the death conversation. It helps integrate the topics of death, loss, and bereavement into mainstream society. Dora Carpenter, the author, aims to educate, empower, and shift the culture so that people are better placed to accept the circle of life and live fully in the present. The book shows them how to embrace the fragility and finality of physical death. Dora says educating and speaking on the sensitive topic of grief is personal. She realized that families of those who have passed away need more support to deal with the reality of death after the services are over. After working with families, coaching, and training grief coaches but consistently hearing stories resulting from the lack of education on grief’s sensitive and misunderstood topic, I knew I still had to do more. The book is an excellent resource for those coping with loss, supporting someone through grief, or leading in organizations. For more information, visit www.grieftalkrevolution.com
Ronn Perea Releases ‘Elsie and Elsa’ - a Special Novel for History Buffs
Ronn Perea releases a historical fiction, ‘Elsie and Elsa’, for readers who love historical fiction. Author Ronn Perea has released his latest novel, a historical fiction aimed at history from the ’40s to the ’70s. Anyone who enjoys tales about extraterrestrials, entertainment, and espionage will love the story of Elsie and Elsa as Rosie the Riveters. During the mid-20th century, many historical events occured. These events shaped the lives of many families. The story of WWII Rosie, The Riveters, throws light on those events and the people that changed the course of history. Author Ronn Perea has crafted a novel that adds actual history to fiction. The book is about two young girlfriends graduating high school in the 1940s. Throughout their lives and growing years, they find themselves surrounded by international historical events in the great American Southwest. The book also has actual historical events with ties to the American Southwest. The author has recalled the events in a gripping manner and style about WWII secret prisoner of war camps, the atomic bomb espionage, the embryonic birth of technology, the Pope, the President, movie stars, celebrities, and a future rock-n-roll sex god. However, the central story revolves around the life-shaping relationship developing between two high-school girls, Elsie and Elsa. In the book, Elsie and Elsa have fun with history as the girls and their family experience chance meetings with key personalities from the past. Ronn Perea’s simple writing style makes his novel accessible to most readers. They identify with it and make a connection with the characters instantly. He has a way of making the past come alive. His rendering of what life was like during WWII and after is an example of how he keeps the readers hooked. They follow the families through their tough times and also live with them through their tragedies and success. [About the Author] Ronn Perea’s latest novel, Elsie and Elsa, is a gripping historical fiction for southwest history enthusiasts who are passionate about the three Es, namely extraterrestrials, entertainment, and espionage. His previous novels were written when he was in a theatrical stage production with his propensity for Tango dancing and world-traveling adventures. This novel reveals his historian side and his lifelong passion for history. In this novel, he takes his fans where they never historically imagined going before.
Yamaha UC Shares E-book on Future Meeting Trends
Yamaha is helping companies and integrators prepare employees and meeting spaces for hybrid meetings with its new "Four Future-Ready Workplace Trends" e-book available for download now. "While no one has a crystal ball to predict the future of the workplace, we can be sure of one thing: The meeting place needs new audio, video, and UC solutions that are made to address the permanent hybrid dynamic," said Holger Stoltze, Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications. "This e-book shares four trends — backed by survey results and industry thought leaders — and possible solutions to ensure engagement and productivity during meetings, no matter if attendees are joining remotely or in-person." In this e-book, readers will learn: The results of Yamaha UC's Return-to-Work Interactive Survey, including respondents' answers to what companies should invest in, how many days employees prefer to be in the office, their current work environment, their confidence in continuing to work from home, and their comfort level of returning to the office and sharing office space and equipment with others How the landscape of in-person meeting rooms should now look and why What audio, video, and UC equipment and applications meeting rooms should now include How to professionalize the audio and video systems of remote workers, and why it can be a benefit for new hires Thoughts on the Bring Your Own Device vs. Device in Room debate What future-proof and future-ready will mean going forward Download the e-book https://uc.yamaha.com/insights/whitepapers/four-future-ready-workplace-trends/ More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com
Cullen Chambers Proves His Acting Prowess Again With a Powerful Role in American Siege
Cullen Chambers, the actor well-known for his multifaceted acting skills and talent, plays an important role in American Siege, an action thriller starring Bruce Wills. The film is written and directed by Edward Drake and also stars Timothy V. Murphy, Rob Gough, Johann Urb, Anna Hindman, Johnny Messner, and Janet Jones. The film was released by Vertical Entertainment on January 7, 2022. Cullen has played many diverse roles in his long and splendid career. He has worked as a principal actor, bit player, special bit player, featured actor, stunt and photo double, hand and body parts model, and background player/actor/extra. He has been a body-double for six Academy-Award winners and many other A-list actors. He was a photo body-double for the late Nelson Mandela for Oprah Winfrey’s “O” Magazine. Cullen Chambers earned a reputation as a stellar author with his entertainment industry book, Award Winning Bestseller, Back To One: The Complete Movie Extras Guidebook. The book is co-authored by Elisha Choice and has illustrations by Reuven Harris. The book covers an interesting gamut of topics aimed at helping aspiring actors make it big in the industry. The popular topics are: How to act, make good money and get more work in movies, T.V. shows, soap operas, commercials, music videos, modeling, market research, print ads, audience participation, and reality shows Where and how to find jobs, including over 100 extras casting agencies with free registration The fastest way to get a S.A.G. card Tips, tidbits, and tricks of the trade How to market yourself for success Special section: get your child into acting The book also provides valuable information and advice on scams in the industry, working with agents, getting the right photos, wardrobe, résumés, working conditions, etc. Cullen Chambers has also authored the immensely popular ‘Movie Extra Work for Rocket Scientists Paperback’. It provides a simple and easy proven step-by-step plan for getting started in the industry. It is the #1 authority in aspiring actors, background actors and movie extras casting agency information since 1986. The book has over 300,000 satisfied, loyal and motivated customers. Cullen G. Chambers is an award-winning actor, voiceover artist, author, writer, producer, filmmaker, and new media entrepreneur with a dominating presence in the entertainment industry. Based in Los Angeles, California, his filmography spans genres like action, comedy, drama, sitcoms, and thriller. Chambers versatile character acting skills have won him roles as a lawyer, a doctor, a father, a grandpa and so on. The amazingly talented Cullen has also worked hard at proving himself as a professional filmmaker. Over the years, he has appeared in notable films like Weaponized, Until the Day I Die (Pts 1 and 2), Mr. Pig, Ole B.R.Y.C.E, Cherry Red Kiss, Deep Impact, Hollywood Invasion, and many other films. Cullen has also been on television shows like S.W.A.T., Scorpion, Raising Hope, The West Wing, In Living Color, Crossing Jordan, Culture Clash, AP BIO, Soul Man, and American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. Chambers also appeared as an alien and a background actor in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Cullen G. Chambers is also involved in commercials for Google, Amazon, SuperCuts, Allstate Insurance, ReMax, Budweiser, American Express, Sony, Airbnb, Fiverr, DirectTV, Domino’s Pizza, Barclays Bank, Daikin, U.S. Census Bureau, Apple, Entresto, Microsoft, A.B.C. Disney, Nintendo, U.C.L.A., Federal Express, AARP, MixPanel, National Rental Car, eXel, Daikin, Morgan & Morgan, Aetna, Farxiga and Nature’s Balance. Cullen Chambers is an experienced entertainment veteran author/writer. He has written 18 award-winning/best-selling books. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) and The American Federation of Radio & Television Artists (A.F.T.R.A.).
New eBook from Molex and Mouser Highlights New Innovations in Medical Device Design
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader™ empowering innovation, announces a new eBook in collaboration with Molex, exploring the newest solutions and applications at the intersection of connectivity and medical device design. In Improving Lives with Digital Healthcare, leading experts from Molex and Mouser offer in-depth articles examining the next generation of digital healthcare solutions, including robotic surgery, medical wearables, brain-computer interfaces, and medical training with immersive technologies. Today’s medical devices bring together a diverse range of sensors, connectivity solutions, and cable assemblies to deliver key advances in diagnostic, monitoring, and therapeutic treatments. Improving Lives with Digital Healthcare, the new eBook from Mouser and Molex, helps to untangle the complexities of digital healthcare, offering usable resources for designing new devices. The eBook features an article on emerging connectivity solutions for robotic surgery, including the use of optical fiber technology to support laser therapy. The eBook also examines the growing field of brain-computer interface applications, in which artificial intelligence and sensor hubs could one day lead to “superhuman” cognition. Improving Lives with Digital Healthcare features product information for 15 Molex devices, connecting readers directly to the tools needed for next-generation medical applications. The Molex ISM standalone antennas provide an antenna volume reduction of up to 75% compared with conventional designs, as well as dual-band operation at 868 MHz and 915 MHz. The compact antennas can be easily integrated into telehealth devices, microwave ablation machines, diathermy therapeutic devices, and more. The 0.25 mm-pitch Premo-Flex jumpers deliver durable, ultra-flexible solutions for PCB connections in patient monitoring, telehealth, and surgical equipment. The compact jumpers feature a maximum current of 0.2 A and are ideal for tight packaging applications. Mouser offers an ever-broadening selection of the newest Molex products, with over 30,000 Molex parts in stock. To learn more about Molex, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/molex/. To read the new e-book, go to https://www.mouser.com/news/molex-improving-lives-with-digital-healthcare/molex-improving-lives-with-digital-healthcare.html. As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship™. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information. Engineers can stay abreast of today’s exciting product, technology and application news through Mouser’s complimentary e-newsletter. Mouser’s email news and reference subscriptions are customizable to the unique and changing project needs of customers and subscribers. No other distributor gives engineers this much customization and control over the information they receive. Learn about emerging technologies, product trends and more by signing up today at https://sub.info.mouser.com/subscriber
Elsevier Announces 2nd Annual Special Issue In Support Of International Women’s Day 2022
Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has launched its second annual special issue dedicated to raising awareness of women and gender issues in the health and the sciences, in recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD). With over 75 journal articles and book chapters, this open resource is aimed at showcasing existing research and furthering new research, particularly around this year’s IWD theme, #BreakTheBias. The special issue can be accessed for free by visiting the RELX SDG Resource Center. International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 in recognition of the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women globally, serving as a call to action for improving gender equity. You can learn more about IWD by visiting their official website. Elsevier’s Global Content Partners Group along with its STMJ Journals group support the IWD mission, working alongside its authors and editor to provide uniquely-tailored content covering topics including gender bias and discrimination, women’s health and well-being, and women’s empowerment. Laura Colantoni, Vice President Reference Content, Elsevier said: “I am proud to work for Elsevier where we have made great strides in advancing gender equality. This work is so important—particularly for content providers—who have a special responsibility for representing all views and bringing facts and diverse, unbiased views to the world.” Laura Hassink, Managing Director, STM Journals said: “At Elsevier, we are committed to using our technology and data to support the advancement of women in healthcare and research through evidence-based recommendations, celebrate the success of women in healthcare and research and forge inclusive work cultures where women's careers thrive and achievements are celebrated. This special issue is a wonderful example of our commitment.” Explore the special issue articles and book chapters here and see how science can help us #BreakTheBias.
2022 Straight onto the road to success - LIQUI MOLY company magazine
We just published the latest issue of our company magazine “Pictures and Stories”. The year 2021 ended for the German motor oil and additives manufacturer with an all-time high in production and sales. Right in January, the LIQUI MOLY brand won the coveted award for best engine oil brand for classic cars, presented by readers of German “Auto Zeitung Classic Cars”. Tips and tricks for all young and classic cars, as well as company activities from around the world, can be found in that issue. https://www.liqui-moly.com/en/company/stay-informed/monthly-magazine/detail/2022-straight-onto-the-road-to-success-7839.html
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Become a Better Leader by Following Nature’s Example
Nature is the perfect teacher for the challenging and very personal concept of leadership. And no one knows this better than former zoo and aquarium senior leader turned leadership consultant Julie C. Henry. In Wisdom from the Wild: The Nine Unbreakable Laws of Leadership from the Animal Kingdom (Greenleaf Book Group, Jan 4, 2022), Henry shows you—whether you’re a new or experienced leader—how to learn from and be inspired by the wildlife and wild places all around you. This fun, new approach to leadership presents nine “Unbreakable Laws” from the animal kingdom. These true, fundamental guidelines with concrete examples from wildlife can steer your work and decisions as a leader. “This book has been twenty-five years in the making,” Henry said. “It’s a collection of the experiences, the memories, and the moments that I hope will challenge, inspire, and motivate you to continue growing as leaders…Nature is always teaching us, if we have the presence of mind to listen. I learned early in my career that deep down inside, people understand this—which is why they always want to hear ‘one more story’ about wildlife and wild places and the lessons they can teach us as leaders.” Creatures that might seem unusual or even unexpected in a book about leadership—such as naked mole rats, spiders, and even sea cucumbers—will teach you how to: Deal with change More effectively lead teams Build your resilience muscle as a leader “Julie Henry’s love of animals and the examples they provide for the human experience shine through in this engaging tutorial in leadership training,” said Dr. Bob Hueter, PhD, of Mote Marine Laboratory and OCEARCH. “Julie bares her soul and shows us how all our challenges, as humans living in an artificial world of our own making, can be met if we just draw from the beautifully evolved world of Mother Nature.” “There has never been a better time to follow Julie on a journey through the wild to change the way you view the world,” said Cathy Chambers, a senior corporate leader, echoing Hueter’s praise. “Julie’s advice and insights show leaders how to re-connect with nature to inspire employees and drive innovation in the workplace. Julie’s passion for unusual creatures and vibrant outdoor spaces is embedded in her DNA, and these leadership lessons are an absolute gift to be treasured and shared as you hike through life’s challenges and opportunities.” Reinforcing these essential lessons from the wild, Henry presents a myriad of business case studies and immediately actionable tools to strengthen your leadership skills. So join this extraordinary dive into the natural world as you’ve never seen it before, as you uncover your leadership prowess among the animals. Pick up a copy of Wisdom from the Wild and learn more about how Julie can bring value to your organization as a speaker and consultant by visiting juliechenry.com
Cloud Conventions Creates DIY Playbook for Managing & Delivering Virtual Events
Cloud Conventions today released a new Do-it-Yourself (DIY) eBook for associations, nonprofits, and businesses designed to reduce cost and increase efficiency with a self-managed program to create and deliver a virtual conference or trade event. It’s all outlined in “The DIY Virtual and Hybrid Event — Case Study,” available for free to download. Cloud Conventions is a sophisticated event management platform that redefines the attendee and exhibitor experience focused on delivering virtual and hybrid events for associations and business. “Most organizations with live events that were scheduled in 2020 and 2021 have now had the experience of staging those events virtually,” said Carolyn Bradfield, CEO of Cloud Conventions. “Even though live events are returning, maintaining a virtual event option will be vital to your event strategy, even after all of the challenges of COVID have passed. To simplify and demystify the process, we created a DIY program for meeting planners that have gotten comfortable with virtual events but want to maximize their effectiveness, while managing more of the elements themselves to reduce cost and maintain more control.” The cost and effort to add virtual options to complement a live event or as a stand-alone event has been overwhelming for many organizations with limited staff or a tight budget. Cloud Conventions’ DIY Virtual Events offer a low-cost subscription to the event management platform and a step-by-step playbook to simplify planning, execution, and management. The DIY event program shows you on how to create a content and session strategy, a virtual exhibit option for sponsors, expanded attendee engagement strategies and a way to automate onboarding attendees and manage the platform. A DIY platform comes configured and organized, making it easy to brand and add other elements without technical expertise or programming. “We generated two of our own virtual events before we began delivering virtual events to clients,” added Bradfield. “We took the lessons we gained from our events and coupled them with what we learned from executing hundreds of events for other customers. We created an eBook that outlines 9 key steps for executing a successful DIY virtual event. In this eBook, we relate those steps to how we delivered Cloud Conventions 2021, a virtual trade event for the telecommunications and cloud sales channel in May 2021.” The Cloud Conventions technology platform is designed with the non-technical user in mind with self-help and user tips built into administrative routines. The platform comes with templates for email communication, virtual exhibitor booths, session and content posts, directories and pages. Customers can take advantage of built-in Zoom or BlueJeans by Verizon conferencing capabilities to broadcast video sessions and keynotes. Event planners can also use their own preferred video accounts such as Teams, GoToMeeting or GlobalMeet. Analytics and reporting are automated to give the event organizer and exhibitors a detailed view of all attendee engagement. Click here to download: https://cloudconventions.com/page/142505/the-diy-virtual-event-ebook
Cloud Conventions Releases New eBook for Associations Detailing 2021 Virtual & Hybrid Event Outlook
Cloud Conventions today released a new eBook exclusively for event planners of professional associations and trade groups entitled “2021 Virtual & Hybrid Event Outlook for Associations,” available free to download. It offers practical advice for associations to make their next live, hybrid or virtual event deliver the right experience for the organization, its members, and sponsors. The eBooks focuses on the business case for redefining online event experiences backed by research. “Professionals that manage live and virtual conferences for associations struggle with how they should engage their membership now that live events are starting to return,” said Carolyn Bradfield, CEO of Cloud Conventions. “We assembled this eBook to look at research from well-respected sources to see how having virtual event options has impacted how members engage with associations before, during and after the pandemic. We look at how sponsors view their investment in virtual events, and what it tells us about how associations should plan their event strategy moving forward.” In 2020 the pandemic forced associations to cancel in-person gatherings and pivot to everything from webinars to multi-day virtual conferences. Scrambling to offer some sort of online experience to replace the much-anticipated live conferences represented a fundamental change in the way an association and its membership connected historically. The result was a lower revenue producing virtual option that represented a huge decline in the association’s bottom line. However, the upside of virtual events, when effectively done, has been a game changer for many associations leading to increased attendance, greater member engagement and additional sponsorship revenue outside of membership or attendance fees. “Now that live events are starting to return, associations have asked themselves if continuing virtual events are really worth it,” added Bradfield. “The 2020 study of 1,000 respondents, ‘Association Trends: From Disruption to Opportunity’ produced by Community Brands reveals that having a virtual option for membership participation has moved from a nice to have, to a must have. Recent cancellations of live events because of renewed COVID concerns scheduled for this fall is an indicator that the pandemic is far from over. Having a virtual or hybrid option still is the best insurance that the show will go on, no matter what.” Although 2020 was disruptive, in the last several years revenue from membership dues has declined for many associations, while revenue from other sources increased, accounting for over half of the funding for a given group. “2021 Virtual & Hybrid Event Outlook for Associations” reviews the value delivered to the membership and key factors behind increased participation when doing virtual or hybrid events. Cloud Conventions is an event management platform that redefines the attendee and exhibitor experience with a strong focus on delivering virtual and hybrid events for association and nonprofit groups. Click here to download: https://cloudconventions.com/page/132555/virtual-hybrid-event-outlook
Grid Down Reality Bites - An End of The World Action Thriller
Bruce Hemming, the famous wilderness survival instructor, and a military veteran, has created this fictional account that creates an end of the world scenario caused by an Electro-Magnetic Pulse Bomb (EMP). Taking out the entire electrical grid, and pushes people into chaos wherein survival of the fittest is the only way to carry on. “This survival epic is just what people have been waiting for as it traces the efforts of the three different groups trying to survive the collapse of America,” says the author. “The story is about three small groups of people trying to stay sane and survive in a world controlled by chaos. The remarkable feat of simply staying alive and free will grab your attention as they struggle desperately to survive in this unknown future.” Just like the pandemic that the world is facing and battling right now, the EMP is a living fiction that could become a fact. The author traces and explores numerous situations that are not far from real life. In many ways, Grid Down Reality Bites is a survival blueprint peppered with an exciting storyline that keeps the readers gripped to the unraveling mysteries. As people survive and move from one challenging adventure to another, the author builds up the suspense smartly and genuinely, making it tough for the readers to put the novel down. According to the author, the story is a must-read for all those who potentially face an uncertain future. Grid Down Reality Bites offers several survival tips that can prove to be lifesavers for people. They will know how to recognize dangers and avoid them. In certain survival situations, these tips can mean the difference between surviving and not making it. The author has his finger on every situation emerging from an end of the world scenario. He recommends the equipment people should have, and the skills they must learn to emerge victorious from such dangerous and challenging situations. Grid Down Reality Bites has been attracting loads of wonderful reviews on Amazon. Here are a few of them: “I’ve read a lot of the survivalist genre fiction and most of it is just awful. This was surprising; it is very well written and informative. Not the usual survivalist fare.” – Joe Bratcher. “This is a brilliantly clever book and the way it’s written feels so real. Totally brilliant and well worth a read – highly recommend.” – Mrs. J. Sandland “Fab book really enjoyed it. 3 main groups all trying their best to get through an event they never thought would happen.” – ShazzaG Here is the link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Grid-Reality-Bites-Bruce-Hemming/dp/1460980387
Ruth Finnegan Releases Her Audio Fiction Book, Heaven’s Rocker
Irish-British author, professor, and linguistic anthropologist, Ruth Finnegan, has released her fiction book, Heaven’s Rocker. It is an intensely moving tale of love and sacrifice with an unexpected twist. “Heaven’s Rocker is one of the first fiction books that I wrote, a series of linked novellas,” says Ruth Finnegan about her recent release. “Having all my life up to then been an academic writer and having no intention of ever doing such a thing as getting into creative writing, I was really surprised, as it was not my thing at all. But then they just arrived, readymade as it were, in dreams (like all my fiction poetry and screenplays) and I just somehow had no choice but to write them down.” According to the author, the books are published in paperback but she believes they work better as audiobooks. Dr. Ruth Finnegan has named the sequence ‘The Little Angel Series’. The book revolves around a little angel who is awarded his Diploma in the Great Hall of Heaven. This happens around the same time when the Universe is being created. The qualified but nervous Angel is soon sent out on a mission that involves traveling through the scary space. He has to leave his adorable little sister behind while he observes and reports on various happenings on Earth. As he moves through this experience, he becomes wiser and more confident. He comes back to heaven in time for Heaven’s Rocker. Heaven’s Rocker is the most recent volume in the Ruth Finnegan’s Little Angel romance series. It is also a prequel to the stunning ‘The Lady and the Dragon’. Ruth Finnegan is planning to produce and publish the whole series of these books as audiobooks in the near future. Ruth says she loves to tell her stories in audio format. “Being engaged in audiobooks especially pleases me because it takes me back to my first (and ongoing) academic interest in oral or spoken literature.” She feels good to be doing it now, and not just studying it. According to the author, the book is quite short, a little mini-book. Dr. Ruth Finnegan likes it because it’s about love, and not the usual man-woman kind. It is the love of a brother for his little sister which the author believes is very real and very touching. For more information, and to place an order for the book, visit: https://sendfox.com/trk/click/lgl9d2xn/gzp55z
Mouser and TE Connectivity Offer New eBook Focused on Harsh Environments
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a new eBook in collaboration with TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors. In Proven in the Harshest Environments , subject matter experts from Mouser and TE offer in-depth articles on how TE’s broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. - New Mouser Electronics Hub Highlights Newest Articles, Videos and Product Releases from TE Connectivity Today’s design considerations require more than simple improvements, involving enhanced productivity, safety, and profitability through optimization of designs — including understanding the environmental conditions surrounding the designs. Harsh environmental conditions can include exposure to extreme temperatures, temperature cycling, ingress of liquids or particulates, electrostatic discharge (ESD), electromagnetic interference (EMI), vibrations, and physical impact. The Proven in the Harshest Environments eBook explores some of the key connector and sensor technologies required for operating in harsh conditions, including articles on robust connectors for factory floors, heavy-duty vehicles, offshore wind farms and drilling operations, plus protected sensors in smart devices designed for underwater use. The new eBook also gives readers a wealth of product information, including convenient links and ordering information to TE products, such as HTU31 surface mount relative humidity sensors, which are among the smallest and most accurate humidity sensors on the market. The sensors deliver fast response times, precision measurement, and low hysteresis, even when exposed to extreme temperature and humidity environments. TE’s Power Versa-Lock 5.0 rectangular power connectors offer a flexible power solution that provides a current rating of up to 15 A. The series includes a tab-and-receptacle contact design with four points of contact for higher reliability, as well as an optional IP67-rated perimeter interface and gang seals to offer waterproofing capabilities. With over 69,000 TE products, Mouser offers an ever-broadening selection of the newest TE interconnect, passive, and sensor solutions, constantly adding new products. To learn more about TE Connectivity, visit https://www.mouser.com/manufacturer/te-connectivity/ To read the new e-book, go to https://www.mouser.com/news/te-proven-in-the-harshest-environments-ebook/te-proven-in-the-harshest-environments-ebook.html As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
Writer and Activist Africa Yoon Announces New Book “THE KOREAN” at Dillingham Ranch
Author and renowned activist known for her monumental running feats from New York to Chicago and Milan to Cannes, Africa Yoon, announces her new book “The Korean.” The memoir details how she lost 110lbs on a Korean diet in one year from grocery store Hmart (the largest Asian grocery store in America which is partnering on the book launch). Yoon opens up about embracing Korean culture, taking criticism, and finding mentorship in the Korean community. She delves into her rigorous practice runs that lead to unshakable stamina between New York and Chicago while exploring healthy Korean cuisines with guidance from a Korean elder. That coaching provided the fuel she needed for her runs, achieving wellness and strength. Later in the book, Yoon talks about finding love in an interracial marriage; a heart-wrenching period of illness postpartum that was riddled with a thyroid issue repeatedly misdiagnosed. Her battle back to wellness was hard won, and worthy of discussion to illustrate hurdles others might also be suffering.
Latest Contact Lens Update Focuses on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published issue number 58 of its free online education magazine, Contact Lens Update. This edition launches a new case record feature that shares research-relevant yet patient-centred insights as experienced by practicing eye care professionals. University of Waterloo alumna and president-elect of the Alberta Association of Optometrists in Canada, Andrea Lasby makes two contributions to the issue. Acknowledging the conflicting evidence regarding meibomian gland changes with contact lens use, her feature article reviews a recent publication by Tianpu Gu and colleagues that investigates the potential for meibomian gland changes to distinguish dry eye from normal eyes in young adult wearers. Andrea is also responsible for Contact Lens Update’s inaugural clinical case record, which she has poignantly dedicated to the late Dr. Luigina Sorbara, her former professor and mentor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo. In a fascinating and clinically applicable illustration, she describes the diagnosis and successful management of her contact lens patient with extremely poor lens comfort and severe evaporative dry eye—gaining a successful outcome without needing to change the type of contact lens worn. Her text book example includes many tips for practitioners, ranging from comprehensive patient education through to proactive use of meibography for early detection and ongoing monitoring of gland changes. Understanding the impact of make up on ocular comfort, the tear film and meibomian glands is relevant for many patients. Mariam Alkawally’s poster at the 2020 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting (Academy at Home) builds on her preliminary findings presented a year earlier. Linking to her abstract in this issue’s conference highlight helps practitioners appreciate the changes that occur to the ocular surface and meibomian glands when eyeliner is applied to the lid margin. Andrew Pucker, assistant professor and chief of the Myopia Control Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has both researched and published extensively on the subject of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). His topical editorial addresses several commonly asked questions about MGD, weighing the evidence and clinical implications for each. “With each successive issue, Contact Lens Update delves deeper into the issues and evolving areas of practice being explored and embraced by the eye health community. It’s a privilege to expose new voices, new ideas and best practices to our readers worldwide, adapting our magazine alongside fascinating ocular science advancements,” said Karen Walsh, professional education team leader and clinical scientist at CORE and the editor of Contact Lens Update. Published six times per year, Contact Lens Update provides a global platform for unbiased clinical insights based in current research. Since 2011, each issue has provided dependable and up-to-date ocular health information for more than 60,000 leading eye care professionals. In addition to a complete archive of back issues, ContactLensUpdate.com offers a resource library that provides no-cost professional tools, patient resources, images and video. It also houses complimentary technical training videos produced by International Association of Contact Lens Educators, plus an industry glossary. Industry professionals can access the latest issue directly from ContactLensUpdate.com or quickly sign up for email receipt of future issues. The publication receives support from the educational arms of Alcon, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.
KEMET and Mouser Electronics Present eBook on New Approaches to Power Distribution Network Design
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announces a new eBook in collaboration with KEMET, highlighting new technologies and strategies to design power distribution networks. In 7 Experts on New Approaches for Power Distribution Network Design, leading engineers from companies such as KEMET, Analog Devices, and Samtec offer valuable insights into tackling the complexities of powering precision digital circuits. Given the growing demand for high-density computing devices, power distribution networks (PDN) must deliver efficient and reliable power to increasingly complex circuits. Engineers are employing new strategies, techniques, and technologies to overcome the difficulties in PDN design; the new eBook from KEMET and Mouser provides a survey of some of the industry’s top engineering minds, offering a diverse source of inspiration for designers facing similar challenges. 7 Experts on New Approaches for Power Distribution Network Design features a collection of expert viewpoints on how to best manage the demands of PDN design for high-density devices. The eBook includes convenient links and ordering information for the latest KEMET products ideal for use in PDN design. For example, KEMET’s T540 & T541 are solid electrolytic capacitors with a conductive polymer cathode capable of delivering very low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and improved capacitance retention at high frequencies. Mouser stocks a wide range of KEMET products, including inductors, actuators, sensors, and engineering kits. To read the new eBook, go to https://www.mouser.com/news/kemet-power-distribution/mobile/index.html