The Adventure at the Camping Site and the Unfolding of the Man Behind the ShadowsShe knew she sometimes could get somewhat testy with her girls, but she remembers her dad being harsh with her. She wanted to forget the beatings he doled out to her and her brothers, which was often.”— Excerpt from Intriguing Escapade at Swim Camp
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Author Sherry Walraven was one of the featured authors at the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2021 with her published book title, Intriguing Escapade at Swim Camp. The intriguing book is about a competition of teenage swimmers in Texas. They practiced hard and had great instincts about their chances of winning this school year. All of them are excited about their upcoming camp. The activities were all worth it, and they couldn’t wait for it. During the camp, the teens found a cave, then men started chasing them. As they were running, they found help from an aged woman, who signaled for them to follow her. What they saw was very astonishing. The camp became frightened as people they thought were their close friends were not meant to be.
“Walraven does a good job including interesting characters, especially the woodswoman Izzy with her bizarre menagerie of animals that she keeps and calls her babies. These unique side characters offer a break from the tension and are used in interesting ways as the plot unwinds.”
— Mark Heisey, US Review of Books.
Sherry Walraven served as a middle school language, art teacher, and elementary school principal. She loves to read and spend time with her four grandchildren. She is now retired and, currently living in Calhoun, Georgia, where she has been a lifelong resident.
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A heart-pounding adrenaline ride of backroom politics and dangerous moves from a shadow cabal will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”— Pacific Book Reviews
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- While Alaska is drawing intense national political interest focused on Sarah Palin's campaign for Congress, a political thriller with a fictional U.S. vice president from Alaska is drawing interest in the world of books.
The novel is "The Moment of Menace," which the prestigious book review web site Pacific Reviews has named "the must-read political thriller of 2022."
Written by Joe Rothstein, a former editor of the Anchorage Daily News, the novel features an Inupiat woman from Utqiagvik, (formerly Barrow) Alaska as U.S. vice president. Much of the action takes place in the Alaska Arctic's rugged North Slope area.
This is Rothstein’s third work of fiction. His second book, The Salvation Project, was finalist for political thriller of the year.
Joe Rothstein served on the staff of Alaska’s first governor, William A. Egan, and moved to Washington, DC to be chief of staff for Alaska Senator Mike Gravel. For 30 years he headed his own political agency, working in hundreds of political campaigns, including many in Alaska, including those for former Alaska Governors Steve Cowper and Tony Knowles.
“I feel as if I’ve never really left Alaska,” said Rothstein. “I return often, my sons returned here to go to school, and some of my closest friends are here. I’ve always wanted to include Alaska in my writings. The state is so dramatic and unpredictable. It’s pure coincidence that a wild race for Congress is taking place just as I’m releasing a novel featuring a woman who is Alaska’s voice in Congress.”
Moment of Menace is available through all on-line book sellers and most independent book stores.
Citizens are Choking and Sickened from Toxic Landfill Gases while Health Agencies Sit IdleAgencies talk about the “rotten egg” odor as if it was old food smelling up your refrigerator — but simply put, this mélange of foul smelling sulfuric gases is extremely poisonous and deadly.”CLEVELAND, OHIO, US, June 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Garbage and demolition waste pouring out of New York and New Jersey has been happening since the early 1980’s. When it started, Ohio and Indiana residents actively protested against being the dumping ground for East Coast megapolises.— M. Aurelius
In 1991, Congressional hearings were held in which they concluded the Interstate Commerce Clause protected the constitutional right of waste generators to haul wherever they wanted — the Midwest protesters were trumped.
Also, in 1991 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), through The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) Subtitle D regulations, standardized minimum solid waste landfill design criteria and trash management requirements. It seemed while millions of tons of New York waste were being shipped in every direction (including Africa), at least there would be environmental controls wherever it landed.
The USEPA passed enforcement responsibilities of the new regulations to state environmental agencies like the Ohio EPA, the Indiana DEM and the South Carolina DHEC. Ohio, in turn, passed many of their enforcement controls, like approving or denying the annual landfill license applications, to the local health departments.
When New York’s Fresh Kills mega-landfill closed in 2001, the shipments to western states intensified. Disposal prices skyrocketed. Lines of trucks a half mile long jockeyed for position at landfill gates in states as far as Iowa.
Midwest landfills could not resist the massive profits but were overwhelmed with the influx of East Coast waste and the aggressiveness of the New York and New Jersey operators.
Massive odor, noise, dust, litter and vermin nuisances exploded throughout the states. Due to numerous grandfathering clauses, many landfills were not required to implement the new environmental standards. Groundwater and surface water resources were contaminated wholesale.
Older Ohio landfills created huge environmental and social problems and the resulting political pressure on the Ohio EPA to take action was enormous. License applications were denied, gates were locked, injunctions applied, and appeals denied. Non-complying landfills were put out of business.
Disposal prices increased exponentially and waste management became a multi-billion-dollar business in a very short period.
Waste management companies are a crafty lot and don’t miss much when it comes to seeing loopholes or weaknesses in the laws or regulations, particularly when it comes to making profits.
Tens of thousands of tons of waste rush into transfer stations every single day located in Long Island and Farmingdale in New York, Newark, Hudson and Paterson in New Jersey, Boston and Norfolk in Massachusetts and Hartford and Brockton in Connecticut — just to name a few. The waste must move out fast and furiously by 6:00 PM before the next ten thousand tons promptly arrives the next morning. Being short of time and long on consequences results in minimal inspections of the thousands of trucks passing through — and the demolition contractors know it.
Long trains moving west and fleets of trucks moving north, west and south keep this Mississippi River of putrid waste flowing.
CSX is one of only two Class I railroads in the US and services much of the East Coast and Midwest. They charge approximately $2,000 a railcar to haul waste from New York to Ohio. But garbage and demolition waste—which should be mostly wood, shingles, aluminum and vinyl siding, plaster and drywall—are relatively lightweight materials.
To cure this problem of having expensive but light loads, the transfer station operators pulverize and shred the in-bound wastes with loaders and dozers until they are dense and consequently unrecognizable. The crushed mess gets loaded very quickly onto the railcars and long-haul trucks which are now cost-effective, if questionable, payloads.
Better yet for the waste operators, construction and demolition waste (“C&D”, of which demolition comprises 90%) is considered inert or “almost harmless” by regulators and does not need to follow the federal and state regulations that garbage must—and consequently is much cheaper to dispose at landfills.
The pulverized material looks like raggedy mulch, and no one is able to visually tell if it was garbage, demolition or, for that matter, sewage sludge, industrial or hazardous waste.
Sewage sludges, hazardous and infectious wastes cost up to twenty times the cost of C&D waste to legally dispose. C&D is at the bottom of the waste price chain but whose toxicity is woefully underestimated by the EPA. Blending illegal wastes with cheap C&D is called “cocktailing” and the practice is alive and very profitable.
2005 was a pivotal year in Ohio. Their legislature held hearings in Columbus about the huge flow unidentifiable, out-of-state waste as well as the financial restraints and resources of the local health departments who were trying to enforce the new regulations.
Ohio HB 432 was passed, which was well-meaning but lacked foresight. It banned pulverized demolition waste and gave local health departments and other agencies $1.60 to spilt for every ton of C&D disposed in landfills. This represents millions of dollars to health departments which are typically challenged to pass an operating levy every decade. A legislated conflict of interest was created.
Every aspect of the current construction and demolition waste fiasco is like death from a thousand cuts for the residents in landfill-burdened communities. Huge landfills in Ohio are creating serious health threats locally while taking 97% of their waste from New England.
While groundwater protection and methane control have been a paramount landfill issues for the EPA, managing the massive poisonous sulfuric gas issues created by C&D and cocktailed wastes, has been overlooked until recently. Regulatory agencies are stumbling with solutions or downplaying the toxic landfill gas problem due to a lack of knowledge. Agencies talk about the “rotten egg” odor as if it was old food smelling up your refrigerator — but simply put, the mélange of foul smelling sulfuric gases is extremely poisonous and deadly.
Next: Part 2. Mega-Landfills, unchecked toxic gases, wealthy health departments, sick neighbors, dead pets, outraged communities and heads buried in the sand. Why demolition waste is infinitely more hazardous than acknowledged or understood. Nauseated citizens are screaming from Maine, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee to South Carolina, Kansas and Oklahoma.
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Author Suzanne Jones's Book 'From the Flood' is a Poignant New Memoir Marking the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Agnes
She shares lessons of resilience for today's 'pandemic parents'As a person who has worked with children who have survived trauma, I gained more perspective from this wise and beautiful seven-year-old than I learned from many experts in the field.”— Steve Gross, Chief Playmaker, Life Is Good Kids Foundation
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, June 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Trauma recovery specialist and award winning author Suzanne Jones (There Is Nothing To Fix) shines in this first-rate memoir chronicling a life defined by a hurricane 50 years ago. Pre-flood, Jones was a typical 1970s kid — but after Hurricane Agnes roars through Wilkes-Barre, PA, on June 23, 1972, Jones's entire life changed.
Jones, now 57, says she wanted to mark the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes by writing of her childhood experiences through what was then the worst natural disaster in American history. "There are many books and documentaries about this historic flood, but I wanted to write about the impact of a natural disaster on one family that loses everything. It took years for us to piece our lives back together.”
Jones was compelled to pen her story after she realized her experiences of the flood and the following years of displacement were drastically different from her parents'. Jones states, "As a trauma specialist, I can now look back and see that as kids, we had everything we needed to thrive - community, play, and the opportunity to use our experiences in our games of imagination. Ironically, the best years of my childhood were the worst years for my parents."
With sparkling prose and a fine eye for detail, Jones easily pulls readers into her engaging narrative,choosing to share much of her ordeal through a lens of childhood wonder and naiveté, and recounting her experiences with a child's frankness. With descriptions that alternate between laugh out-loud funny and heart-breakingly sad, From the Flood offers lessons of resilience that are as relevant today as they were half a century ago.
"This book feels not only like a gift to my parents, but a lesson to parents everywhere that children
can thrive through traumatic events if we allow them to be kids."
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In "Arbitrary Lines", Nolan Gray argues that it's time to abolish zoning. He shows how to better manage urban growth and create more livable, equitable cities.A welcome manifesto for rethought urban spaces and their outliers, bringing social justice into the discussion.”WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Zoning. It determines where a person can live, and just as importantly, where they can’t. It frequently makes corner grocery stores illegal and public transit infeasible. And it’s one of the most successful segregation methods ever devised in the U.S. From its humble origins as a way to delineate land uses and regulate densities, zoning has become a set of impossibly detailed parameters that divide up cities among arbitrary lines, controlling nearly every aspect of daily life and stifling innovation.— Kirkus
In "Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It" (Publication Date: June 21, 2022), city planner M. Nolan Gray argues that it is time to abolish zoning. He details steps to better manage urban growth and create more affordable, equitable, and sustainable cities. Gray shows how zoning often has little to do with city planning and has failed to address even basic concerns over how cities regulate growth.
Using engaging stories and explanations, Gray lays the groundwork for eliminating zoning by defining what zoning is (and what it isn’t), how it works, and common myths about how cities manage urban growth. He addresses contemporary critiques of zoning, exploring how it has limited new housing supply, created an affordability crisis, mandated sprawl, and segregated American cities. Many American cities still have blatantly segregationist zoning codes, pushing their most vulnerable residents into the most undesirable areas.
But reform is in the air: Gray details how cities from Minneapolis to Fayetteville are scrapping apartment bans, dropping minimum lot sizes, and eliminating minimum parking requirements. However, Gray argues, reforms can only do so much to fix a fundamentally broken policy. He makes the case for completely abolishing zoning and charts out how planning tools could be more effective in the post-zoning American city.
Donald Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles and author of "The High Cost of Free Parking" writes, "Nolan Gray has the insights of Jane Jacobs and the prose style of Mark Twain. In his aptly-titled new book, 'Arbitrary Lines', Gray argues that zoning in America is a disease masquerading as a cure. He also proposes a post-zoning style of planning for fair, sustainable, and livable cities."
As zoning approaches its 100th anniversary, it’s time reevaluate a failed policy with deep roots in classism and racism. "Arbitrary Lines" argues for a new path forward and shows how moving past zoning is a critical step towards creating more vibrant, equitable, and prosperous cities.
M. Nolan Gray is a professional city planner and an expert in urban land-use regulation. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gray previously worked on the front lines of zoning as a planner in New York City. He now serves as an Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he advises state and local policymakers on land-use policy. Gray is a contributor to "Market Urbanism" and a widely published author, with work appearing in outlets such as "The Atlantic", "Bloomberg Citylab", and "The Guardian". He lives in Los Angeles, California and is originally from Lexington, Kentucky.
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"Creative minds transform the world"—Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Nurtures Innovation and Invention
The Patent Center and PMU are contributing to Vision 2030, a unique transformative economic and social reform blueprint that is opening KSA up to the world.At PMU, we are taking important measures to ensure we increase our patent productivity and increase the worldwide impact of the inventions created by our university researchers”AL-KHOBAR, EASTERN PROVINCE, SAUDI ARABIA, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A major element of human progress is invention—the creation of novel, innovative ways to harness reality's potential in delivering better solutions for challenges both mundane and extraordinary.— Dr. Issa Alansari (President)
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has fully embraced the power of invention. For starters, the university has established a Patent Center under the Deanship of Research. The Patent Center supports the protection of creative scholarly activities, innovation, and discoveries involving faculty, staff, students, and others participating in PMU programs.
Following through on this mission, the Patent Center recently announced the opening of the first Local Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in the Middle East. A United States-based non-profit organization, NAI has over 4000 individual inventor members affiliated with more than 250 institutions around the world, including 30 institutions and universities outside of the United States. NAI broadly helps in recognizing and promulgating the inventions made by its members for the benefit of global society.
As a sign of the inventive spirit at PMU, the university also recently announced that its members have more than doubled their number of patents registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to 23. This number represents a tremendous increase of 15 additional patents since just 2020. The patents cover a rich range of scientific fields including energy and artificial intelligence, as well as electrical, civil, and mechanical engineering.
"At PMU, we are taking important measures to ensure we increase our patent productivity and increase the worldwide impact of the inventions created by our university researchers," said Dr. Issa Al Ansari, President of PMU. "As we say at PMU, 'creative minds transform the world'."
"Beyond opening of the very first Local Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors in our region," Dr. Al Ansari continued, "we currently have operational plans to turn our patents into realistic projects and products that will deliver innovative solutions for a number of issues at local, regional, and even global levels."
The inauguration of the Local Chapter of the NAI was held in May 2022.
PMU originally joined NAI as a sustaining member in 2020. The new Local Chapter will be open to all members of the PMU community including faculty, students, alumni, and affiliates who have obtained an issued patent from the USPTO.
The Local Chapter will work closely with PMU's Patent Center, which has become a hub on campus for innovators, a crucial resource for preparing a patent application and, as a prime task, supporting the protection of creative scholarly activities, innovation, and discovery at PMU.
The Patent Center enables researchers at PMU to effectively file for patent applications. As a starting point, the Patent Center allows researchers to search the patent literature for existing and pending patents. Further assistance comes in the form of the Patent Center reviewing application information and examining the material legalistically, with staff offering tips along the way and making sure the patent application is complete.
"The Patent Center has been and will continue to be a tremendous resource for the PMU community," said Dr. Al Ansari. "The success of the Patent Center is evident in the surge of patents that have recently been awarded to PMU community members in the past couple of years, and overall reflects our strategy focused on developing and disseminating scientific research."
Further representing the scope of research at PMU, university members currently have more than 400 academic journal papers catalogued in Scopus, including two papers in the prestigious Nature journals.
Achieving Vision and Mission
Across all of these efforts, the Patent Center reflects the vision of PMU. This vision is to be a higher education institution that has a transformative impact on society through sustainable innovation in education, research, and creativity.
The work of the Patent Center also further advances the mission of PMU. Part of this mission is to sustain world-class excellence in education, research, and service by advancing the state of discovery, development, and application of knowledge. The securing of patents, which incentivize and promote the generation of key new inventions to aid humanity, is in exact alignment with this mission aspect.
The alignment between the Patent Center's objectives and PMU's mission extends to global connectedness and engagement infused with a 21st century futuristic outlook. The interconnectedness of modern global society means that new inventions developed in Saudi Arabia or in any other country can ultimately help our species prosper together planetwide.
In these ways and more, the Patent Center and PMU are contributing to Vision 2030, a unique transformative economic and social reform blueprint that is opening Saudi Arabia up to the world. Formed in 2016, Vision 2030 is based on the three pillars of an Ambitious Nation, a Thriving Economy, and a Vibrant Society.
Striving for impactful new inventions that can bring about economic success and fulfilling, healthy livelihoods—both for the inventors and more importantly the recipients of their breakthroughs—is at the heart of the creative activities bolstered by the Patent Center.
"The Patent Center is here to help not only the PMU community, but the community of inventors nationally in Saudi Arabia and the world, along with all the nations of the world in advancing together through the power of invention," said Dr. Al Ansari.
Pact Renewables announces the introduction of plastic-free soil degradable seedling pots to Australian markets
The seedling pots are made from common industrial minerals and form part of an agricultural container product line to be progressively offered from July 2022.
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, June 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The magnitude and urgency of challenges associated with the disposal of plastic pots is acknowledged by both governments and industry around the world, and whilst several initiatives, such as the EU's approach of "Re-think plastics" and refund strategies are currently being actively pursued, the fact remains that very little progress has been made towards finding and implementing sustainable solutions based on appropriate technologies. Consequentially, the bulk of agricultural planting containers, made of low-quality plastics, continue to be discarded in landfills or incinerated.
Dr Aharon Arakel, the director and chief technologist of Pact Renewables said, “Our mineral-based planting containers, collectively known as dPOT planting containers, offer wide-ranging applications from household gardening to horticulture, reforestation and mine site land rehabilitation, and we are pleased to coincide our announcement with World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, that we celebrated on 17 June, and highlights the need for increasing resilience of agricultural practices in many drought impacted regions and countries, whilst reducing the use of plastic planting containers burdened with high life cycle costs.
Dr Arakel went on to say, “As we announced in our January press release, we have over a number of years developed, systematically assessed, and confirmed the applicability of our mineral-based composites technology for the production of degradable feedstock for manufacture of plantable containers. An overriding objective which we have now largely achieved is generating a microenvironment within these degradable containers that offers high water retention capacity for healthy and uninterrupted plant growth, from seeding to mature plant stage. We have found that having a seedling pot with the ability to provide a controlled pH and a low watering frequency requirement is ideal for healthy plant growth in remote areas, whether it is an arid zone or a mine site requiring rehabilitation; and we believe that our seedling pots are the right solutions for such applications. This has necessitated undertaking a rigorous product performance assessment program, using a variety of prototypes of seedling pots and self-watering pots that incorporate old plastic pots as outer lining, as well as pots for growing herbs and flowers that thrive in certain soil pH ranges. Based on our findings earlier this year, we finalised the micro-engineering design of the products for various market segments before completing the related techno-economic evaluations. I am now pleased to announce that commencing from July this year the dPOT seedling pots, as our introductory product line in both standard and nutrient enriched versions for domestic use in Australia, will be available through our affiliated business arm, dCore Australia.”
Dr Arakel went on to conclude, “With a high technology readiness level for our degradable planting containers and a rigorous IP protection strategy already in place, we are now ready to provide access to our technology to interested parties for worldwide commercialisation of dPOT planting containers via technology licensing, product-based JV partnership, contract R&D for product optimisation, related advisory and training services or any other mutually acceptable arrangements. I welcome enquiries and requests for further information from the interested parties; we are particularly keen to partner in projects where our soil degradable planting containers and our in-house skills for design rethinking of agricultural pots can be beneficially applied to address the menaces of climate change, such as water shortage in agriculture and reduction in reliance on plastics in mine site and forest revegetation projects.”
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EINPresswire.com/ -- Maru.Derm has recently released it's 2022 launch. The brand which launched on Gratis and Trendyol, one of the most well-known platforms in Turkey, has attracted great attention. The brand, who signed an important distributorship agreement in the United States in April, will soon have products take their place in the American market.SARIYER, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, June 19, 2022 /
After the "Save Ralph" video which was popular in 2021, the dimensions of animal testing were seen. Following the video which caused public reactions, cosmetic brands were examined closely by customers, and cruelty-free brands became a preference.
This was exactly the starting point of the Maru.Derm brand. Thanks to the products produced with completely natural ingredients, it has taken its place in the market as a vegan and cruelty-free brand.
"Maru.Derm's philosophy is based on producing products that are natural, safe, and offer long-term benefits. They are produced from plants grown without the involvement of dangerous chemicals, herbicides, or pesticides. This means they don't contain any hard chemicals, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, or any animal ingredients. This is what makes our product range incredibly effective, safe, and powerful." - MaruDerm Founder, Altug Aynur
Despite the fact that the brand has just recently emerged, it has started to grow in a short time thanks to this philosophy. Founder of the brand, Altuğ Aynur who believes that beauty should always come from the natural, stated: "In recent years, people have desired to reach beauty through natural ways. At Maru.Derm, we wanted to meet these expectations."
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Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Official Book Launching on the 2022 ALA Annual Conference
Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Official Book Launching on the 2022 ALA Annual Conference.LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The author, Dr. Barbara ten Brink, is a native Texan from a military family with the advantage of living in Japan, Germany, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas. Since the age of four, Dr. ten Brink has been fascinated with microscopes. Her three degrees in the biological sciences allowed her access to quality microscopes, including an electron microscope with which she studied cells of the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). As a science educator, she taught microscopy to thousands of students and teachers. Her fifth science biography, Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, tells the fictional accounts of a young heroine and a renowned scientist. Together, they discover the science.
We know the history of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s life and work through his notebooks, publications, letters, and the books published by the Royal Society of London.
We know the history of the author's family, ten Brink, through the frescos, stained glass windows, sculptures, books, and museum in Mettingen, Germany. Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek is a work of fiction. Dr. ten Brink weaves a story of our hero, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and his use of the microscope, from 1671 until his death in 1723, with the history of the ten Brink linen export shipping company, from 1700 until 2010. Our fictional heroine, Helena, connects the reader to the history of the invention of the microscope for the purpose of examining fabrics with the history of both Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Family ten Brink being fabric merchants. Dr. ten Brink uses Helena to build a fictional story to entertain her readers.
Dr. ten Brink masterfully merges science, history, microbiology, geography, and fabrics because she has the experience of the science and the first-hand knowledge of the early industry of the import and export of fabrics. She is pleased to bring readers on an exciting journey through the ten Brink family history, Leeuwenhoek's life, and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s indelible mark as the Father of Microbiology.
Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek will be officially released during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference on June 24-27, 2022 in Washington DC. Don't miss the chance to see Dr. Barbara ten Brink’s Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in this 4-day exhibit.
Atka, the wolf, traveled through many eastern states as the ambassador for the Wolf Conservation CenterI wrote this book to share what a very special wolf Atka was. His day-to-day routine showed me that we all have what it takes to lead a happy and rich life.”— Lois Kral
PLYMOUTH, MA, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Briley & Baxter Publications is pleased to announce the release of Lessons Learned from Atka, the beautiful and inspiring story of Atka, the traveling ambassador and beloved wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY. Lessons Learned from Atka was written by Lois Kral and is available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and will be released on June 28.
During his lifetime of sixteen years, Atka traveled through many eastern states, visiting thousands of schools, libraries, and an insurmountable number of community events. This special wolf was known not only regionally, but also nationally and globally.
"I wrote this book to share what a very special wolf Atka was. His day-to-day routine showed me that we all have what it takes to lead a happy and rich life. His story shows us how to enjoy our journey through acceptance, through friendships and the joy of just being who we are,” said Kral.
The lessons learned from Atka’s life will inspire hope, acceptance, and positive change in the lives of animal lovers across the world.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wolf Conservation Center.
About the Author:
Lois Kral has volunteered as an educator and animal care specialist at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) since 2006 where she has helped raise three of the ambassador wolves and assisted the curator in taking care of Atka. Lois travelled with Atka on his road trips through his teaching adventures, as well as his experiences with programs at the WCC. Watching him all those years has given her a perspective that is as unique as it is rare. Lois is a retired public music educator of 35 years and lives with her cat, Macy Jane, and horse, Mexico.
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Melissa Fischer grew up in rural New York, spending much of her youth roaming a nearby wildlife sanctuary or playing with her dogs, cats, and other pets. Through these happy hours immersed in the world of nature and animals, Melissa developed a strong love for the natural world and its inhabitants. She has sketched and painted while traveling and hiking in various regions of the United States, especially in National Parks, and has been Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park. Melissa particularly enjoys sketching from life and has filled many pages with sketches of Atka and other wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center.
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The time for Klever to dominate the global crypto scene has arrived.CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE , SOUTH AFRICA, June 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The past decade’s remarkable growth of Bitcoin to establish itself as a globally recognized force in the world of finance has fundamentally changed the way we view ownership, freedom, and the individual’s right to public financial tools. With Bitcoin's simplicity, universal accessibility, audibility, and properties of non-censorship, the BTC network is an ideal base layer to power the emerging crypto economy.
After working for more than 10 years for big enterprise companies as consultants, the Klever team was not happy with the working environment. They wanted to work remotely, at their own time; at their own pace; without the timesheets, without the office politics, and without the many meetings that result in poor decision-making.
Since its founding, Klever Finance has focused on building blockchain solutions and cryptocurrency products for millions of users across the globe. Since Klever launched its first wallet in 2017, cryptocurrency has evolved tremendously thanks to a growing number of industry players, more users around the world, mainstream adoption, and a variety of products and services. Klever builds their products and services on top of the world’s leading blockchain networks and currently offers 100+ blockchain nodes on top of 20+ major blockchain protocols to ensure global users’ every crypto need is met with optimal uptime.
As a result, Klever has acquired extensive expertise in blockchain technology, cryptography, immutability, and which technologies facilitate high performance, speed, security, and reliability.
Klever blockchain (KleverChain) is days away from launch, and there could not have been a better place to showcase its brand, products, and blood, sweat, and tears than a giant billboard at Times Square in New York.
The launch of KleverChain will be a game-changer for Klever as they will now have no limitations as to what they can build. Nowadays, launching your crypto project and integrating the most useful and essential features desired is very challenging, since developing popular blockchain-integrated dapps requires specialized and still rare development skills. Furthermore, blockchain building becomes increasingly complicated and expensive every day.
Their marketing team is warming up, and exciting times are coming.
Google Business Profile Listings Added as a Standard Feature on All Press Releases Distributed Through EIN Presswire
EIN Presswire announces a new standard feature benefit; Google My BusinessClients asked and EIN Presswire delivered. Adding Google My Business is yet another add-on benefit that differentiates us from competitors and increases the value to our customers.”WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- EIN Presswire is announcing a free new standard feature to its press release distribution service, Google My Business. A Google My Business listing shows searchers where and how to visit businesses having websites. Google Business Profiles improves local search engine optimization (SEO) and this information can now be presented in press releases distributed by EIN Presswire.— Jeremy Fields
EIN Presswire’s clients have the option to embed their Google My Business listing into each press release easily with a simple link that will render a Google map with their business profile directly onto their press releases. The Google Map listing will be reprinted on potentially thousands of EIN Presswire’s publishing partners’ web portals.
Jeremy Fields, VP of Business Development at EIN Presswire says “Clients asked and EIN Presswire delivered. Adding Google My Business is yet another add-on benefit that differentiates us from competitors and increases the value to our customers. Our mission is to stick with the popular and straightforward pricing plans with no add-ons fees.”
About EIN Presswire:
EIN Presswire - Everyone's Internet News Presswire™ - is where professional communicators and organizations turn when they need to get their news in front of the media, stakeholders, and the public. EIN Presswire is an operating division of Newsmatics Inc., a Washington, DC-based news tech company
Newsmatics Inc. is an independent privately held news tech company headquartered in Washington, DC, focused on news technology platform development. Its activities include media monitoring, custom media analysis, and advanced intelligence software applications. Its product line includes EIN Presswire, Affinity Group Publishing, APEX News Index, and the Perspectify mobile app, among others.
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