WWII receives fresh dose of drama in new novel

‘Chesterfield Tides’ follows young man’s journey through WWII, beyond

ARDFERT, Ireland (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

Terry Cooper, a young man in North London during World War II, wanted to make a difference and joined the army. He quickly realized that he had talents and intelligence that separated him from the others and it got him noticed by the top brass of his regiment. Little did he know where those skills would take him.

Author E. Michael Ferris tells the thrilling story of Terry Cooper in his new novel, “Chesterfield Tides” (published by Trafford Publishing), which follows Cooper on a journey that will find him traversing war-torn Europe and beyond.

Upon completion of his training, Cooper is sent on an undercover mission deep into Germany before D-Day; a mission that he has little chance of surviving. But no one could have trained him for the events that unfolded. Even getting to the safe side of the moving battle lines provides little relief when Allied soldiers are convinced he is a German spy.

Throughout “Chesterfield Tides,” readers will follow young Cooper through hostile WWII Europe as he tangles with a maniacal officer. Many years after the last shot is fired in anger, he learns of the lasting impact of his days in Germany.

“Chesterfield Tides”

By E. Michael Ferris

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781490738680

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781490738666

E-Book | 264 pages | ISBN 9781490738673

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

E. Michael Ferris grew up in North London in a home built on the site of a bombed neighborhood from World War II. This experience provided him with the inspiration for his first novel, “Chesterfield Tides,” which he recently finished. He currently lives and writes out of Ardfert, Ireland.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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Ziff Energy Forecasts North American LNG Exports to 2022

Leading energy consultancy firm releases latest report forecasting North American LNG exports.

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

Ziff Energy, a division of HSB Solomon Associates LLC, today announced the release of its “North American LNG Exports to 2022″ report. The report provides an overview of the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, including Asian LNG demand, full-cycle costs, and the competition for growing worldwide LNG supply additions. It also details the status of numerous North American LNG export proposals contrasting the United States and Canadian projects relative to proposed worldwide projects.

“Potential supply additions are 60 percent greater than projected demand by 2022, so not all of the proposed LNG export facilities will proceed,” said Glen Hensbergen, Lead Analyst at Ziff Energy and primary author of the report. “Brownfield projects with significant cost advantages, and those with firm offtake agreements in place, are the most likely to proceed.”

Figure 1 shows global LNG export supply by project development phase, including those that are in existence, under construction, and proposed. The report indicates that the United States, Canada, and Australia will lead the world in LNG supply additions.

Other recent and widely read Ziff Energy reports available for purchase include:

  •     North American Oil and Associated Gas
  •     Gas Price Differentials Forecast to 2022
  •     Henry Hub Gas Price Outlook to 2022
  •     Gas Production Outlook by Basin to 2022
  •     Growth of North America Natural Gas Demand to 2022
  •     Pipeline Capital Costs in North America
  •     Western Canada Natural Gas Production to 2022
  •     US and Canadian Gas Reserve Replacement for 2013
  •     Pipeline Repurposing
  •     Shale Gas Production Outlook by Play to 2022
  •     North American Gas Ultimate Potential Resource
  •     Gas Demand for the Oil Sands to 2022
  •     Gas for Power Generation to 2020
  •     Canadian Gas Exports to 2020
  •     North American Natural Gas Storage
  •     Mexico Natural Gas Outlook to 2020

About Solomon Associates

HSB Solomon Associates LLC is the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry. Solomon’s benchmarking and consulting solutions help customers across the energy value chain achieve operational excellence by increasing efficiency, reliability, and profitability. Solomon also provides forecasting and advice on the North American gas market. Solomon’s proprietary analytics uniquely transform data into insight for making better business decisions. Based in Dallas, TX USA, Solomon is part of HSB Group, Inc. Learn more at SolomonOnline.com.

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Security Life Insurance Company Promotes Bryan Derheim to Regional Vice President of Sales

Security Life Insurance Company of America is pleased to announce the promotion of Bryan Derheim to Regional Vice President of Sales. Bryan will be responsible for the development and growth of Security Life’s branded ancillary insurance products in the western region of the United States.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

Security Life Insurance Company of America is pleased to announce the promotion of Bryan Derheim to Regional Vice President of Sales. Bryan will be responsible for the development and growth of Security Life’s branded ancillary insurance products in the western region of the United States. Selling a mix of dental, vision, life and disability, Bryan will be working with general agents, agencies and employee benefit groups selling both individual and group products.

Based in Minnesota, Bryan brings years of insurance experience to his new role. Bryan started his career at U.S. Bank as a Financial Specialist in the Wealth Management Division where he worked with clients selling insurance and retirement planning services. From there, he became an Internal Retirement Consultant for Allianz Life Financial Services, selling variable and fixed annuities to financial advisors in North Carolina and South Carolina.

In 2012, Bryan brought his talent to Security Life where he has maintained a strong track record of sales success. He served as an Account Executive where he was responsible for driving and retaining sales for Security Life’s branded insurance products throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Bryan will report directly to CEO, Mark Zesbaugh. “As Security Life continues to grow in the employee benefit space, Bryan has demonstrated the ability to build strong relationships with distribution partners in this arena, providing superior benefit solutions with ease,” said Zesbaugh. “We are pleased to have him out in the field, spreading the Security Life story in the Western region.”

About Security Life Insurance Company of America

Security Life specializes in the ancillary benefits market, providing dental, vision, disability and life insurance products and services to consumers and employer groups. In close relationships with its distribution network of general agencies and strategic partners, Security Life is concentrated in individual insurance and small-to-mid size employer group business. Security Life has products available to market in 50 states (in conjunction with Security Heath Insurance Company of America, New York, Inc.).

For more information, visit SecurityLife.com.

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A Day of Service, Project Homeless Connect Works to Help the Homeless in New Jersey

Eva’s Village, one of the most respected anti-poverty programs in New Jersey, and other non-profit and community leaders in Passaic County, NJ provide a one-day, one-stop event to deliver services to people experiencing homelessness in NJ.

Paterson, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

As bitter cold grips the state, Project Homeless Connect is a one day event in which the community comes together to serve those most in need in New Jersey. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:30, staff and volunteers representing non-profit and community groups will meet in the main parking lot of Eva’s Village, located 393 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey to aid the homeless in locating the services they require, including food, clothing, housing information, hygiene products, medical and dental services, mental health services, family services and much more. Project Homeless Connect is one of many such events across the country that provides information and referral services to the homeless.

The Point-In-Time(PIT) Count is conducted to identify the number of homeless individuals and families in the county. It is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be completed at least every two years. It is also a requirement to qualify for state funds administered by the State Office on Homelessness. Some private foundations rely on the results of this count to determine grant awards.

Project Homeless Connect is designed to help the homeless in NJ access the services available to them and to foster collaboration between non-profit, public, private and individual volunteers in the effort to end homelessness in New Jersey. Marie Reger, Executive Director of Eva’s Village, says, “As the coldest months of winter are upon us, it is important to reach out and help the poor in New Jersey.” “Project Homeless Connect is a valuable program that connects the most unfortunate among us with the help and support they need.”

Eva’s Village is feeding more than 350 people each day in a dining room with capacity for 400. The Community Kitchen has seen a 26.7% increase beginning in July 2008. Founded by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in 1982 as a response to the poor and homeless in Paterson, NJ, Eva’s Village is a non-profit comprehensive social service organization with a mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide free medical and dental care to the poor. Through almost three decades of service, Eva’s Village has established a unique record in facing community challenges and changing the lives of the hungry, homeless and addicted. It has grown from a simple soup kitchen to become the most respected anti-poverty program in New Jersey. Eva’s Village now includes fourteen integrated programs housed in numerous buildings spanning several city blocks in Downtown Paterson.

For more information about Project Homeless Connect in Paterson, NJ, contact Jason Patterson, at 973-523-6220 Ext. 226, Email Jason(dot)Patterson(at)evasvillage(dot)org.

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Structural Changes: Futurist Jack Uldrich to Address Future Business Trends with ACEC of NY

Futurist Jack Uldrich is confirmed to keynote the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Winter Conference in Albany, NY on January 26th. Uldrich will focus on the future business trends that will impact both engineering and the economy in the coming years.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

When it comes to structural changes, the American Council of Engineering Companies know what they are talking about. When it comes to embracing organizational changes, highly acclaimed global futurist and public speaker Jack Uldrich knows whereof he speaks.

At the ACEC Anniversary Luncheon on January 26th, Uldrich will be delivering his presentation: “The Big AHA: How to Future-proof Your Business.” He will be addressing the components of Awareness, Humility and Action (AHA) and the ways in which these three tenants are the foundations to future-proofing the industry of engineering.

Uldrich believes “the Big AHA” to be a sound structure when it comes to preparing for the future.

“In the area of awareness,” says Uldrich, “everyone needs to have their eyes open to the pace and scale of the technological trends of tomorrow. Those trends are going to be highly transformative but to many they are terrifying to ponder. Being overwhelmed with change is a perfectly valid response. But if you don’t even realize you are overwhelmed to begin with, you are far less likely to make any structural changes that will enhance your organization. Acknowledging where you are is the first step to future-proofing.”

“The second step,” says Uldrich, “is in yielding to humility.” In order to drive this point home, Uldrich frequently asks his listeners about the common yield sign and of the the two colors that appear on that sign. The popular response is yellow and black when the actual colors are white and red. In fact, the yield sign hasn’t been yellow and black since 1971. To the majority of his audiences Uldrich says, “Welcome to the future. How many habits and thought patterns were ingrained in you when you were first starting to drive? If those are the patterns you are still operating with, it’s probably time to eat a little humble pie and update some of your practices. Humility is essential when it comes to embracing the future.”

In addition to the Big AHA, Uldrich also focuses on the technological trends that will impact engineering and the economy in the coming years, most notably 3D Printing and nanotechnology. When it comes to the future of engineering Uldrich says, “business as unusual will become usual.”

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to know more about this event or in scheduling an interview with Jack can contact Amy Tomczyk at (651) 343.0660.

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The Interview Controversy Shows Inventors, Manufacturers and Retailers That World Patent Marketing Does It The Right Way

World Patent Marketing issues a white paper to its inventors and manufacturers on the wisdom of controversy marketing.

New York, New York (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

World Patent Marketing, the world’s fastest growing patent, idea protection and inventor services company, issued a white paper last week on The Interview Controversy.

“I have long been advising our inventors and manufacturers on the correct way to launch a product.” said Scott Cooper, Creative Director and one of the principal investors of World Patent Marketing, “The Interview Controversy is a perfect example of how the media, given a push in the right direction, can do most of the work for you. I refuse to work with inventors and manufacturers that live on another planet and are not able to accept the realities of doing business in the 21st century.”

On January 5, 2015, Venturebeat reported that Sony’s Sony chief executive Kaz Hirai said, “The hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s private employee emails and the attempt to shut down the release of “The Interview” were “one of the most vicious and malicious cyberattacks we have known in recent history.” Controversy has long been a way to have your new idea quickly recognized in the marketplace. Marketing has long been a way to increase attendance and revenue for theatrical movie releases. It goes back to the days Hitchcock and the release of Psycho, for which he personally devised a campaign to whip the audience into a frenzy before they even bought their tickets.

According to a New York Times article published on December 20, 2104, North Korea threatened action against the U.S. should The Interview be released. The controversy spread when Sony Pictures Entertainment and its employees’ files and emails were hacked. These events actually generated publicity for Sony, hyping up anticipation for the release of The Interview. “The Interview” was released on Netflix this past weekend. In addition, basketball great Dennis Rodman, created additional controversy while in attendance at Sundance this week for the premiere of his Slamdance documentary Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang. His documentary chronicles then time he spent in North Korea with Kim Jong Un. As repprted on January 24, 2015 by The Hollywood Reporter, Rodman was dissapointed when he was quoted saying “They’re doing a movie about North Korea and it’s a comedy. And I went cool, cool cool. The next thing you know, I’m seeing some of the pieces, and he wants to go kill this guy? That ain’t funny. That is not funny.”

The Interview’s eventual release and wild success has illustrated many important aspects of public relations and how media monitoring can help you leverage these points:

The Interview Controversy Sparked Scandal And That Can Be Profitable

The Interview Controversy Shows That Customers Always Want Something They Can’t Have

The Interview Controversy Shows How And Where To Place Your Product Can Increase Your Return On Investment Exponentially

Therefore, the use of social media monitoring can provide companies with great information about their potential audience. Called psycho-graphics and demographics, these tools can help pinpoint which outlets will be most effective for your planned product launch.

About World Patent Marketing

World Patent Marketing is the world’s fastest growing Patent and Inventor Services Company. World Patent Marketing specializes in offering high-quality and affordable patent services to inventors. The company and its employees are well known in the industry for knowledge and expertise in patent research, patent filings, patent searches, invention studies, utility patents, design patents, PCTs, European Union Patents, manufacturing, licensing and more. World Patent Marketing employs and contracts with over 350 people across four continents.

World Patent Marketing Achievements

World Patent Marketing is the only patent assistance company in history to be awarded a five star review rating from Consumer Affairs, Google, Trustpilot, Shopper Approved, Customer Lobby and ResellerRatings.com. World Patent Marketing has received accredited status and is an A Rated Member of the Better Business Bureau. World Patent Marketing is also a proud member of Dun and Bradstreet, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and the South Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to Submit Your Idea to World Patent Marketing

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Yearly Testimonials For Freddie And Sebbie Total 4.9 Stars On Amazon

Amazon confirmed consumers have actually shown their fulfillment for items offered by Nevada based business Freddie and Sebbie over the past twelve months, giving the company a typical feedback score of 4.9 stars from a total amount of 856 customer eva… Continue reading

Video editing software function experience

us, us — Jan 26, 2015 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Since AllPepole launched the My VideoConverter’s new Version 2.1.7, experience for the majority of users, increase the powerful video editing software function, problems in the modification of some user font package is not compatible.

Functional overview:

1, video files quickly convert and export

As the video format conversion and editing software, the final generation model is certainly video, insert what kind of video and other formats are derived for the same video, the user does not affect the contents of the video, the required conversion time is short, the completion of all transitions in a short period of time.

2, subtitles, the definition of processing

Video editing and conversion software is not only a simple conversion of the material, also including the reprocessing of the original video; achieve export video unique display effect, such as adding subtitles and synchronization etc…

3, generate common video format

The final conversion video format you can choose DVD and VCD, is nothing but the most popular, because you can burn it into a CD, finally realize the sharing of home video machine.

4, preview quality before or after converting.

Simple video converter provides only the format conversion, when you want to view the conversion after the effect, still have to open a new player to preview. This video converter does not require you to open other media players; it can achieve the perfect preview.

This full-featured video conversion software, what are you still hesitating? Let’s download it to experience.

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Atrust Boosts New Secure 14” Mobile Thin Client

Taoyuan, Taiwan — *[publish date will go here]* / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Taipei, Taiwan—Atrust Computer Corp., the leading thin client computing and server manufacturer, today announced the new x86-based mobile thin clients – mt180W… Continue reading

7 Key Things to Know About Pre-Purchase Home Inspections

P.O. Box 32592, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33420, FL — Jan 26, 2015 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — 7 Key Things to Know About Pre-Purchase Home Inspections

Obtaining a home inspection is an important part of the process of purchasing a house. It arms you with the knowledge you need to determine whether or not you wish to purchase the home. The inspection is performed by professionals trained in residential construction codes as it relates to major components and systems of the house. Your home inspector will give you an expert opinion about the structural integrity as well as the condition of major working systems such as plumbing, heating, and the electrical systems of the house based upon a visual examination. He will inform you about the major defects in the home so that you don’t have any unpleasant surprises. If the house needs a lot of repairs and replacements, you will incur high costs on yourself after moving in. Being aware of the condition of the home you are considering well in advance will help you make a better decision.

Why Would I Need a Home Inspection Before I Buy a House?

Purchasing a home is the single largest investment most Americans will make. So they must proceed carefully so that their hard-earned money is spent at the right place. A professional home inspection helps you become an informed buyer capable of making intelligent choices.

What Does a Home Inspector Look For?

“The purpose of a home inspection is to look for material defects of a property—things that are unsafe, not working, or that create a hazard,” according to Kurt Salomon, president of the American Society of Home Inspectors and an inspector based in Salt Lake City. A home inspector gives you the big picture analysis of the house. He mainly points out the major problems in the house associated with structural soundness and crucial systems. As a home buyer, you definitely expect a lot from a home inspector but the reality is that their job is limited and they can’t look into everything and predict future complications.

What Can I Expect from a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection?

The job of a home inspector is primarily to give you the big picture analysis of the house.  His main focus is to detect the issues related with the structure’s integrity and the working of the major systems of the house. Home inspectors don’t do any sort of destructive testing and you can’t expect them to give you the details of every nail, wire and pipe in the house. Their inspections are visual, so if anything is hiding out of site they will not be able to detect it.

The report prepared by them is supposed to be taken as an overall view about the house and shouldn’t be taken as a guarantee that major systems of the house won’t ever need repair. As it is obvious that every house needs regular maintenance to stay in good condition, you must keep in mind that no house is perfect and there might be some issues beyond your home inspector’s report.

What Should I Consider Before Hiring a Home Inspector?

Though home buyers expect a lot from home inspectors, the fact is that their job is limited. As stated earlier, they can’t furnish you the details of every little thing in the house. So it is recommended that you take care of certain things yourself by being an alert and informed buyer. By doing so you can be more assured of the safety and desired working of the crucial systems of the house. Also, it will save you from incurring heavy costs resulting from unexpected expenditures post-purchase. When you consider hiring a professional home inspector, you are advised to ask him certain questions such as how much experience he has in the field of home inspection, whether he has any expertise in child safety, environmental-friendliness or any other issue relevant to you and your family. For instance, when you are considering a home with a swimming pool, the home inspector should have expertise in pool safety.

Look For the Hazards.

It is recommended to identify common hazards yourself before you move into a house. Check whether the space between railings is narrow or wide enough for babies to crawl and fall through. Also make sure that the gates enclosing the backyard pool are at least six feet tall so that they remain inaccessible to children.  Take care to protect yourself and your family against environmental toxins such as lead paint, asbestos, and radon, which are dangerous for the health of your family and can be costly to remove. If you are alert about such issues, you can ask the seller to pay fully or partially for the abatement or removal of such toxins.  Also check whether the electrical systems of the house are working properly or need any repairs or replacements.  If you find any upgrades are necessary for the same, again ask the seller to get them done or split the costs with you.

Home Inspectors May Customize the Checklist According to the Case.

A home inspector may customize his checklist depending upon the specific needs of a buyer. For example, if a couple with young children is purchasing the house, the home inspector may be more attentive to associated safety issues. On the other hand, in the case of the couple with no children, child safety issues may not be significant and home inspector will likely not bring it to the buyers’ notice. Also, if there is a particular area that you are especially concerned with, like how old the electrical system is, you can ask him to pay special attention to that system. Do bear in mind, however, that the checklist the inspector has developed for pre-purchase home inspections has years of experience and some government oversight behind it.

What Options are there after the Home Inspection?

 After the inspection is complete and the report handed over to you, you can assess your options. If you find the report satisfactory, you can go ahead with the purchase. If you find there are certain issues which need to be addressed, you can discuss the same with the seller and resolve them . Perhaps you can get the seller to fix the issues prior to purchase, or negotiate the asking price of the home down to cover the cost.  And at last, if the report is not satisfactory and you feel the deal is not worth your hard-earned money, opt out of it.

For more information on what is involved in our pre-purchase home inspections, visit http://www.sfloridahomeinspection.com/services/pre-purchase-inspection/ or call (561) 818-5593.



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