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From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: Daylong Demonstration Features Sound and Preservation at the Library
The Library of Congress will showcase a range of treasures, technology and history from its recorded sound collection, the largest such audio collection in the world, in a daylong series of presentations and evening sound installations on Aug. 24. Throughout the day, sound engineers and recording historians will present on a unique set of topics covering some of the earliest, most important and most unusual sounds in the Library’s holdings in the Whittall Pavilion and Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Displays and presentations will include early experiments on cylinders through the many eras of radio broadcasting and the ongoing quest to expand the possibilities and achievements in recording. Visitors will hear an amazing range of sounds and the stories behind them. Free timed-entry passes are required to enter the Thomas Jefferson Building. Visit loc.gov/visit to reserve your pass. The evening demonstrations and sound installation will be presented as part of Live at the Library, the Library’s Thursday evening series. Presentations in Room 119: 10 – 10:45 a.m.: A Lasting Impression — The Cylinder Era of Recording — David Sager, reference specialist, and Melissa Widzinski, preservation specialist, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, look at the history and preservation of the first commercial recordings. 11 – 11:45 a.m.: The 20th Century on the Radio at the Library of Congress — Matthew Barton, recorded sound curator, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, reviews highlights of history and entertainment in the Library’s radio broadcast collection. 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.: Recording World War II on Wire and Film in the 1940s — sound engineer Nick Bergh discusses his work with the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center’s collection of Marine Combat Recordings. 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: The Stereo Era begins, 1952 — 1960 — Matthew Barton, and sound engineer Tom Fine explore the progression from mono to stereo in the Hi- Fi era. 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.: Les Paul and the Early Days of Multi-Tracking — Grammy winning record producer and sound engineer Steve Rosenthal discusses the preservation work on Les Paul’s collection of recordings at the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in 2017-18, and curator Perry Margouleff displays his collection of Les Paul guitars that were integral to his recording process. Presentations in Whittall Pavilion: 10 a.m.: Binaural Stereo demonstration — In 1952, Emory Cook put stereo on vinyl for the first time, six years ahead of the major labels. It was expensive and cumbersome, requiring a two-headed tonearm to play separate channels pressed onto a disc, but it worked beautifully. Engineers Robin Wyatt and Tom Fine have recreated Cook’s system with a combination of original and modern gear and will play selections from Cook’s Binaural Stereo catalog and discuss his work and theirs. 11 a.m.: Quadraphonic demonstration — from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, four channel Quadraphonic mixes of music in every genre were the stuff of legend and heated debate. Sound engineer Rob Cristarella has curated a selection of the best and most unusual Quadraphonic selections of the era. The Binaural and Quadraphonic demonstrations will be repeated throughout the day, alternating on the hour, with the last demonstration at 5 p.m. 6 and 7 p.m.: Surround sound history and demonstration — National Audio-Visual Conservation Center Record Lab Supervisor and Grammy winning sound engineer Rob Friedrich will discuss and demonstrate the history of multichannel sound mixing from the early days of stereo to today 5:1 surround mixes. Sound Installations on Mahogany Row, 5-8 p.m. In the rooms along Mahogany Row, visitors will hear montages and live original format playback of recordings from the 1890s to the present that have been digitized at the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, as well as playback of original media. Visitors will hear the voices of opera greats such as Enrico Caruso and Amalia Galli-Curci alongside the early jazz recordings of Louis Armstrong and other artists from the 1900s to the 2000s, recordings in the many languages and traditions in American music recorded from the dawn of the 20th Century forward, as well as historic broadcast excerpts from the Library’s vast radio holdings. In addition, visitors will hear demonstrations of multichannel audio from the early days of stereo in the 1950s through the four-channel quadraphonic era of the 1970s through recent surround mixes. Room 110: Live cylinder playback demonstration Room 111: Live 78 rpm playback demonstration Room 112: Pre-recorded audio montages Room 113: Visual display room with original equipment, original formats Room 119: Display of Les Paul’s own guitars, used in his historic recordings The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov; and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov
Media Advisory: Top 3 reasons we are in a Labor Crisis
Lead At Any Level® (LAAL) Founder & CEO Amy C. Waninger is thrilled to announce her latest must-read, Surviving the Labor Crisis, a fascinating, in-depth look at what’s happening in the 2023 U.S. workforce during these challenging, post-pandemic times. The book discusses the urgent case for inclusive leadership, exploring data-informed research on the labor shortage, uncovering hidden costs of turnover, and providing recommendations for boosting employee engagement, productivity, and retention. Here are the top three reasons- we are in a Labor Crisis Remember the 'retirement wave' conversations we were having before 2020? Every day we ushered in ten thousand new Baby Boomers who were 'just one bad day away from retirement. COVID-19 deaths alone may account for 250,000 open positions in the workforce, not to mention the devastating toll on families and communities. Service Sector wages are rising, and no one wants to work three jobs. As recently as 2021, Reuters reported that the percentage of US workers who held multiple positions was still increasing. The book is now available on Amazon.
New eBook from Mouser Electronics and Molex Offers Insights and Expertise into Decentralized Data Management
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader™ empowering innovation, launched a new eBook in collaboration with Molex, a global electronics leader and connectivity innovator. The Power of Innovation and Data: Revolutionizing Industrial, Healthcare, Automotive and Data Centers explores challenges relating to decentralization of data centers, data integrity, security and the enhancement of design flexibility to meet ever-changing market requirements. Data is the currency of the Internet of Things (IoT), so winning technologies are those that process data most efficiently and effectively for market evolution. In the new eBook from Mouser and Molex, subject matter experts share insights into the migration of monolithic data centers to distributed and disaggregated architectures, and the transition to environments that offer flexibility in computing, storage, and networking options to best meet business needs, while paying only for what is used. The eBook is packed with information on strategies, technologies and products. Actively engaged in industry standards boards, Molex provides readers with the expertise for data center management with repeatable, scalable, high-quality solutions. In addition, the eBook offers some of Molex’s latest innovative products, available from Mouser, like Molex’s EXTreme Ten60 hybrid power-and-signal connectors, providing up to 260A per linear inch, fast response times, and easy configuration for use in a variety of data communication and telecommunication equipment, as well as consumer electronics. Molex 5G mmWave RF flex-to-board connectors offer high signal integrity performance for high-speed (15 GHz) RF applications. The series is designed for use in 5G mobile and other communication devices. The Molex Multi-Hub 7-in-1 antenna features 2x LTE/5G full-band, 2x LTE/5G high-band, 2x Wi-Fi®, and 1x GNSS functionalities, making it suitable for advanced commercial vehicles and wireless applications. To read the new eBook, visit https://resources.mouser.com/manufacturer-ebooks/the-power-of-innovation-and-data/
Library of Congress Offers Third Round of Grant Funding to Support Contemporary Cultural Field Research within Diverse Communities
The Library of Congress is offering the third round of grants available to individuals and organizations working to document cultures and traditions of Black, Indigenous and communities of color traditionally underrepresented in the United States. The Community Collections Grants from the Library’s American Folklife Center offer a wide range of opportunities for many to document experiences from their own perspectives, while enriching the Library’s holdings with diverse materials featuring creativity and knowledge found at the local level. The funding opportunities were announced today and are open for applications through Aug. 18. Up to 10 grant opportunities are available for $50,000 each to fund field research within Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Building on the first and second round of grant recipients, Of the People continues to create opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library and add perspectives to the collections. For more information on the Notices of Funding Opportunity and details on how to apply, visit the Of the People - https://www.loc.gov/programs/of-the-people/collect-and-preserve/community-collections-grant-application/ Informational webinars will be held about the Community Collections Grant program and application process on Wednesday, July 12 (6 p.m. EST); Thursday, July 20 (6 p.m. EST); and Thursday, Aug. 3 (6 p.m. EST). Webinars are free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required at loc.gov/programs/of-the-people/news-and-events/events/ To receive timely notifications and updates, please subscribe to the Of the People blog at blogs.loc.gov/ofthepeople/ The funding is part of the Library’s initiative, Of the People: Widening the Path, which creates new opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library of Congress and to add their perspectives to the Library’s collections, allowing the national library to share a more inclusive American story. Community Collections Grants from the American Folklife Center The American Folklife Center was established to preserve and present American folklife through programs of research, documentation and more. Through this grant program, the center will expand its collection by funding and supporting individuals and organizations in collecting and archiving contemporary cultural expressions and traditions that may otherwise be absent from the national record. The Library will offer support to recipients to work within their communities to produce ethnographic cultural documentation, such as audio-visual recordings of interviews, cultural practices, and other cultural activities, from the community perspective. The center will archive the collections from this fieldwork to preserve and showcase this rich and valuable cultural documentation. Examples of cultural documentation meant to inspire possible projects include: exploration of a community festival or cultural celebration; documentation of gathering places, including social spaces that serve as anchors or markers of community; community-centric reflection on emerging cultural forms or practices; examinations of cultural practices that can serve as markers of aspects of identity; and documentation of the cultural life of a neighborhood or community. American Folklife Center folklorists and archivists will assist grantees in providing support for specific aspects of cultural documentation activities, provide technical advice, and help to facilitate a cohort for sharing knowledge and lessons learned. About Of the People: Widening the Path Launched in January 2021, Of the People: Widening the Path is a multiyear initiative to connect the Library more deeply with Black, Indigenous and other communities of color historically underrepresented in the Library’s collections. Supported through a gift from the Mellon Foundation, it provides new opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library and add their perspectives to the Library’s collections. This work will expand the Library’s efforts to ensure that a diversity of experiences is reflected in our historical record and inform how we use those materials to understand our past. About the Library The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.
Library of Congress Acquires Music Manuscripts and Papers of Composer John Adams
The Library of Congress has acquired the music manuscripts and papers of contemporary American composer, conductor and writer John Adams. Adams is known for works including the opera “Nixon in China” and concert pieces such as “Shaker Loops,” “Harmonielehre,” “Road Movies,” “Chamber Symphony” and “Short Ride in a Fast Machine.” John Coolidge Adams was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1947. His career has taken place at the forefront of contemporary music, with Adams’ works among the most played of new classical music pieces beginning in the 1970s. “The Library of Congress could scarcely conjure a contemporary music collection that carries with it as much recognition and consequence as the manuscripts and papers of John Adams,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “We are proud to count the collection of Adams’ materials among our prized music treasures.” The archive acquired by the Library includes a variety of materials that tell the story of Adams’ creative life: handwritten music manuscripts and annotated music scores, business and personal correspondence, photographs, date books and diaries, journals, publishing and performing contracts, artwork, and files of news clippings and concert programs. A school assignment from 1960, when Adams was 12 years old, resulted in a hand-illustrated essay on the history of nationalism in music, an effort that garnered appreciative comments from his teacher. A spiral notebook containing lessons on music theory from Adams’ youth transcribes important rules of composition. The evolution of many works can be traced through voluminous music sketches written in pencil, such as the seven notebooks for Adams’ orchestral work “Harmonielehre.” Boxes of materials for Adams’ operas demonstrate the many phases involved in the production of his large-scale stage works, from background research and early notes on plot and characters, to music drafts and sketches, to complete music manuscripts and annotated full scores used at the point of performance. Letters and notes exchanged with frequent collaborators Peter Sellars and Alice Goodman show the inner workings of Adams’ complex theatrical compositions. “To have my archives under the care and preservation of the Library of Congress is a great privilege,” said Adams. “Over the years I have visited the Music Division, met their brilliant staff and had the special chance to hold in my hands manuscripts by among others, Brahms, Schoenberg, Bernstein and Charlie Parker. As an American composer – especially with a name like mine – it seems only right that my own work should be with this great institution.” Adams’ many recognitions include numerous Grammy awards, the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition and the Pulitzer Prize, in addition to several international awards. Adams has collaborated with the Library on numerous commissions over the past several decades; including the 1984 work “Eros Piano” from the Koussevitzky Foundation, “Road Movies” from the McKim Fund in 1985, and the 2014 work “Second Quartet” from the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. In 2013, the Library hosted a week-long residency with Adams to develop programming that honored his artistic achievements and celebrated the Library’s role in commissioning new music. The papers of Adams will join those of other American giants in the performing arts, including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, George and Ira Gershwin, Martha Graham, Charles Mingus, and Neil Simon, maintained in the Library’s Music Division. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov; and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov
New Research Uncovers Edge Computing Challenges and Highlights Strategies for Future Proofing Edge Capabilities
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today unveiled findings from a newly commissioned IDC White Paper entitled, Succeeding at Digital First Connected Operations, that highlights the power of edge computing in enabling the shift to a digital-first world. The white paper details responses from over 1,000 IT and operations professionals across industrial, healthcare, education, and other verticals as well as a series of in-depth interviews with industrial enterprises. Respondents were global, representing firms in the United States, China, Japan, Germany, The United Kingdom, India, and Ireland. The organizations ranged in size from 100 to more than 1,000 employees. Responses provided insights about the factors driving edge investments, the challenges firms faced while deploying to the edge, obstacles to continued investment, and strategic recommendations to future-proof edge capabilities. “As organizations seek to create new or improved experiences for customers and to become more operationally efficient, improve safety and security, and become more sustainable, they are leaning more on digital technologies. The white paper examines the crucial role that edge computing and edge deployments play in enabling digital-first, connected operations,” says Chris Hanley, SVP, Commercial Operations & Global Channels, leading edge commercial strategy, Schneider Electric. “It highlights strategies that IT professional and decision makers can adopt to future proof their edge computing capabilities to support remote, connected, secure, reliable, resilient, and sustainable operations.” Edge computing is one of the major enablers of a digital-first paradigm. In fact, the most common use cases of edge infrastructure include cybersecurity systems to monitor the operational network locally as well as storing and processing operational data to bring it to the cloud. Further, when organizations were asked why they were investing in edge computing to support these workloads, respondents cited, “improve cybersecurity” (50%) and “systems resiliency and reliability” (44%). Yet, there are various challenges that organizations must overcome to ensure their edge infrastructure, and thus, their connected operations, are resilient and reliable. Despite the promise of the edge, many organizations report connectivity and power outage concerns. In fact, 32% of respondents have experienced a “lack of connectivity or slow connectivity” with their edge deployments. Further, 31% have experienced a “utility power outage or power surge lasting more than 60 seconds.” - Challenges to overcome when transitioning to digital-first connected operations (1) Security. Physical and cybersecurity concerns are high when connecting operations. This concern will require systems and processes that are tailored for this new paradigm. Yet, once connected to the cloud, the power of operational data can be harnessed to drive a host of new and enhanced use cases. Such data can enhance collaboration in the enterprise and enable remote operations capabilities that result in labor efficiencies while ensuring companies have resilient, remote operations capabilities. (2) Skills. The workforce needs to have the right skills to execute across technology settings and to be able to build alignment internally to drive change. This focus will require companies to engage with new ecosystem partners inside and outside of their organization. (3) Reliability. As more of the local operations capabilities are directly supported remotely through the connected edge, reliability is a critical concern. “Resilient edge resources are the foundation for shifting to digital-first, connected operations,” said Jennifer Cooke, Research Director, Edge Strategies, IDC. “Organizations will become vulnerable if and when their technology fails. To future proof edge deployments, leaders must develop a strategy that addresses concerns, such as cybersecurity and connectivity issues, and ensures access to the skills required to maintain resilient edge infrastructures.” How organizations can future-proof edge capabilities to support their transition to digital-first connected operations • Resilient, secure, sustainable power and connectivity resources: By including resilient power and connectivity resources early in the edge planning phases, companies can reduce the risk of downtime. • Remote Monitoring and Management of edge resources at large scale: The ongoing management of edge infrastructure at scale will challenge all organizations. Having the right skills in the right place at the right time will be difficult if not impossible. Ensure that your edge resources are equipped to support continuous remote monitoring and autonomous operation. • Trusted partners that can provide the necessary skills for the above edge resources: Consider trusted partners to provide industry best practices and service in situations or locations where it is not economically or physically feasible to do it yourself. Trusted service partners can often predict problems before they occur. Further, look for partners that also have a commitment to sustainability since among those surveyed, 82% cited commitment to sustainability as a selection criterion for edge solution providers As a trusted partner and full solution provider, Schneider Electric works closely with customers in designing their strategies to ensure certainty, resiliency, security and sustainability throughout the design, deployment and management at the edge via: • Resilient, secure, connected and sustainable physical infrastructure solutions for any edge environment – delivering certainty in a connected world; • A cloud-based monitoring and management platform EcoStruxure IT providing remote visibility including security, data-driven insights and recommendations, reporting capabilities and digital service capabilities; and • An integrated ecosystem composed of IT Technology alliances, a global network of trusted experienced channel partners and service engineers as well as rules-based design tools. Download the entire IDC White Paper, sponsored by Schneider Electric, Succeeding at Connected Operations with Edge Computing, doc #US48982222 , April 2022) here. https://www.se.com/ww/en/download/document/SE_IDC_WP_Edge/
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