A Grandmother's Wisdom Shared

Gary Springer & Ethel Levine

Words of Reflection and Guidance of a 101-year old Woman

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?

— Gary Springer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine
A “must read” for seniors
Contact: Gary Springer
100 High Ridge Circle, San Marcos, TX 78666
Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?
Beloved school teacher and guidance counselor, Ethel Pearson Levine, lived to age 101.

Over a period of 30 years, she wrote monthly articles for the Sunrise Lakes community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her articles embrace universal subjects from marriage and divorce to relationships, aging, and death. She took on subjects that affect us all. Within each article, there’s a message, an affirmation, for living a meaningful life. This book is a collection of selected articles from that monthly news magazine, edited by her grandson,
Gary Springer. Available at:

“I just finished reading the book. I loved it and found it so inspiring. Your grandmother and my 2nd grade teacher was one very special lady.
A ‘must read’ for all seniors.”
– Sherry Koslov, former student

Ethel Levine was a wonderful teacher. I loved her. She was very kind. I had a problem in 2nd grade. I became very nearsighted and couldn't see the board. She would let me come up to the front to copy my work. She tested my eyes and found out I needed glasses. It changed my life.”

– Judy Lerner Cohen, former student
Hardcover ISBN: 9780692754269
E-book: 9781483578118

Hardcover; $25.65 each, E-book; $9.99

Dr. Gary Springer
Springer Counseling
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Grand Performances & Scripps, with SAG-AFTRA Present: Art Garfunkel in conversation about :WHAT IS IT ALL BUT LUMINOUS.

The cover to Art Garfunkel’s new book: “What is All But Luminous.”

Exclusive Interview, Friday, October 13—
@ California Plaza

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Los Angeles, California—–September 2017—–Grand Performances and Scripps Presents in partnership with SAG-AFTRA present a special literary event with the extraordinary vocalist and icon Art Garfunkel. Garfunkel is one half of what is arguably the most famous musical duo of all time, Simon & Garfunkel. In his only Los Angeles appearance in support of the book’s publication, Garfunkel will sit down with award-winning journalist, Alex Cohen of KPCC for a candid conversation about the memoir the New York Daily News describes as, “Witty, candid and wildly imaginative…a highly intelligent man trying to make sense of his extraordinary life.”
This special evening at the Grand Performances stage located at California Plaza (350 S. Grand Avenue) promises to provide intimate and behind-the-scenes perspective on Mr. Garfunkel’s longtime partnership with Paul Simon during one of a generation’s most vibrant musical eras.

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Ticket packages include 2 tickets plus a book and 1 ticket plus a book; all books will be signed in advance by Mr. Garfunkel Book and ticket packages can be purchased at: grandperformances.org/garfunkel

About the Author
Art Garfunkel attended Columbia University, where he earned a master’s degree in mathematics. He performed with Paul Simon as Simon & Garfunkel from 1963 to 1970. Garfunkel, with Paul Simon, has been the recipient of six Grammys, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1990 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Garfunkel lives in New York with his wife and two children. He continues to travel around the world giving concert performances, and since 1973 has produced twelve solo albums.

Alex Cohen is the local host of "Morning Edition", NPR's most popular show. Prior to that, she was co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" and "All Things Considered." Before joining Southern California Public Radio, Alex was a host and reporter for NPR's "Day to Day." She's also served as a host and reporter for American Public Media's "Marketplace" and "Weekend America." Prior to that, she was the L.A. Bureau Chief for KQED FM in San Francisco. She has won several journalism awards including the LA Press Club’s Best Radio Anchor prize.

MORE ON GRAND PERFORMANCES:  Celebrating its 31st year, Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public… democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more during the summer at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown as well as at other venues throughout the year including the Los Angeles State Historic Park and Los Angeles World Airports.   Partner organization Scripps Presents offers an electrifying mix of storytellers and artists, policymakers and musicians—and everything in between. Making its home at Scripps College in Claremont, California, Scripps Presents travels to downtown LA to bring this special event, as one in a series of presenting thinkers and doers, writers and performers whose passion and perspective are changing the way we see the world.

Follow @GrandPerformances and @ScrippsPresents on Facebook, @GrandPerfs and @ScrippsCollege on Twitter and Instagram and our Youtube Channel at youtube.com/grandperformances.  

For press information contact: Mike Mena at 310-913-0625 or mike@ileanainternational.com


Mike Mena
Ileana International Inc.
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Andy Warhol's famous image of Elizabeth Taylor will be part of Woodshed Art Auctions' online-only art sale, Oct. 4th

Mixed media painting on paper of Elizabeth Taylor, attributed to Andy Warhol.

Pen and brown ink drawing on laid paper by the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh.

Gouache on paper attributed to Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled Circus Acrobats.

Untitled abstract composition acrylic on canvas attributed to Mark Rothko (1903-1970).

Watercolor and ink drawing attributed to Pablo Picasso, titled Bullfight.

A mixed media painting on paper attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987) of Elizabeth Taylor will be one of 111 lots already online in the star-studded sale.

As the collection for this sale came together, I realized that some of our consignors are attracted to artists’ working studies.”

— Bruce Wood

FRANKLIN, MASS., UNITED STATES, September 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — FRANKLIN, Mass. – Mixed media paintings on paper attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987) of Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, George Harrison and several other subjects are part of Woodshed Art Auctions’ online-only Prestige Signature Collection, a 111-lot sale that’s already available for viewing and bidding (at www.woodshedartauctions.com). The sale ends Oct. 4th.

The Taylor, Lennon and Harrison works (as well as one of Mount Vesuvius) all carry pre-sale estimates of $80,000-$100,000, although the one of Liz is probably expected to finish ahead of the others because it’s so iconic and closely associated with Warhol. All four are signed by the artist and come with certificates of authenticity from Bonnier Art Services in Toulouse, France.

The Prestige Signature Collection sale features paintings, drawings and studies by some of the most famous, influential painters of the Impressionist, post-Impressionist, Modern and Pop Art movements. In addition to Warhol, the list includes names such as Basquiat, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani, Rothko, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Fernand Leger and others.

The list continues with names like Helen Frankenthaler, Antoni Tapies, Wilfredo Lam, Franz Kline, Egon Schiele, Chaim Soutine, Suzy Frelinghysen, Ralph Mazzucco and even R. Crumb and Dr. Seuss, among others. Also in the sale is a fine selection of autographs by political figures like Adolf Hitler, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton and Douglas MacArthur.

The artwork, though, will command center stage. “As the collection for this sale came together, I realized that some of our consignors are attracted to artists’ working studies,” said Bruce Wood, owner of Woodshed Art Auctions. “These paintings and drawings show the thought processes and working methods of the artists, methods that are often disguised in their finished artworks.”

Mr. Wood observed that the Warhol paintings on paper “show experimentation with color and brushwork, while the drawings and gouache studies of Van Gogh and Matisse show the speed and abbreviated details used to capture the impression of a fleeting moment.” Other Warhols in the sale include one of actor Dennis Hopper and two shoe studies (Warhol had a thing for shoes).

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) needs no introduction. A nice group of works attributed to the Dutch Master will come up for bid. The expected top earner is a pen and brown ink drawing on laid paper, signed “Vincent” and titled Landscape with Haystacks. It may have been an early sketch for an 1889 oil painting with a similar title and is expected to bring $80,000-$100,000.

Two other Van Gogh attributions carry identical estimates of $60,000-$80,000. One is a tempera and gouache on bond paper titled Portrait Study of Madame Trabuc, also signed “Vincent” and possibly a sketch for a similarly titled portrait done in 1889. The other is an unframed brown ink on paper drawing titled Road with Houses signed by Van Gogh and possibly a preliminary study.

Two giants in the fine art world, both with ties to America as well as the Russian Federation, are Mark Rothko (1903-1970) and Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Both these men, in fact, were born in Russia, and Chagall ended up living in France. The gouache on paper attributed to Chagall in the auction is titled Circus Acrobats and is artist signed lower right. It should hit $50,000-$70,000.

The acrylic on primed cotton canvas attributed to Mark Rothko, an untitled abstract composition signed verso, could very well be the top lot of the auction. The sizable painting – 54 ¼ inches by 30 ½ inches, framed – has been attached to a new stretcher, partially obscuring the signature. But there’s nothing obscure about the painting or any doubting it’s a Rothko (est. $80,000-$120,000).

Another candidate for top earner is an oil on canvas painting attributed to the French and Russian artist Chaim Soutine (1893-1943), titled Expressionist Landscape with Women, artist signed and framed and possibly painted in Ceret, in southern France, in the 1920s. The work was reportedly confiscated by the Russian Government in the 1960s and has an estimate of $80,000-$120,000.

The watercolor and ink drawing attributed to Pablo Picasso (Sp./Fr., 1881-1973), titled Bullfight, is signed “Picasso” and dated “3/3/67” (est. $40,000-$60,000). The 6 ¼ inch by 8 inch drawing was left to its previous owner from a longtime friend around 1995, who presumably acquired it from his friend, the art critic, art dealer and collector Douglas Cooper sometime prior to 1980.

Works attributed to the French-American artists Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) and Fernand Leger (1881-1955) will be offered. Mitchell’s signed and framed oil on canvas painting titled Abstract Composition, should finish at $60,000-$80,000; while the watercolor and ink on paper attributed to Leger, signed, with a verso stamp from a Paris gallery, has an estimate of $30,000-$40,000.

Paintings attributed to the noted female American artists Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) and Suzy Frelinghysen (1911-1988) both carry estimates of $40,000-$60,000 and both are abstract compositions. Frankenthaler’s is an oil on canvas work, signed and framed. Frelinghysen’s is a reverse-glass oil painting, signed verso and dated 1941, with Salander-O’Reilly Galleries (N.Y.).

Two other paintings also carry identical estimates, of $30,000-$40,000, and they’re from artists with international pedigree. One is an oil on canvas abstract composition attributed to Sam Francis (1923-1994), who lived and worked in the U.S., France and Japan. The mixed media work installed in a heavy wooden frame titled Vietnam Pastel I is signed by Raphael Mazzucco (b. 1970), who has spent time in New York, France, Italy and Holland. It is not an attribution.

It should be pointed out that many of the works in this auction – most of them, in fact – are listed as ‘attributed’ because they have a partial or missing provenance. Attributions and identifications are based in part on Woodshed Art Auctions’ careful study, but they are not guaranteed. Unless stated otherwise in the catalog description, no further provenance or information is available.

Woodshed Art Auctions is a family-owned art gallery specializing in oil painting restoration and live and online art auctions, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The firm is always accepting quality artworks for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call Bruce Wood at 508-533-6277; or, e-mail him at bruce@woodshedartauctions.com.

For more information about Woodshed Art Auctions and the October 4th online-only Prestige Signature Collection auction, please visit www.woodshedartauctions.com.

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Bruce Wood
Woodshed Art Auctions
(508) 533-6277
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Things to Remember When Making Your App Ready for iOS 11

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Things to Remember When Making Your App Ready for iOS 11

Apple iOS 11 beta has been released and here’s what you can’t ignore when getting your app ready for the new version.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Apple announced the beta release of iOS 11 at a recent event of WWDC 2017 (Worldwide Developers Conference), which means it is time for iOS app developers to upgrade their apps to work smoothly on the new iOS 11. The new version of Apple operating system is sleek, more functional and embraces some of the interesting features that are yet to come in Android.

It’s important that iOS app development companies pay close attention to this release and update their existing apps for iOS 11. It has been observed that Apple prefer apps that are up-to-date and comply with the guidelines of latest OS version. This means if your app is up-to-date, it has more chances of being featured in the App Store.

Whether you are building a new app or getting your existing app ready for iOS 11, there are several things you, as an iOS app developer, need to pay attention to. Here is a rundown of the same.

• iOS 11 is AR-ready

iOS app developers now have a native framework, ARKitto work with augmented reality. It’ll transform the user experience for the apps that are powered by AR like Pokémon Go. Even if you are not into building AR entertainment apps, you can’t just skip this section because AR is not a present-day trend and apps have integrated it in the past too.

The most popular example is of Yelp, which launched a feature called Monocle(1) in 2009 that enabled users to view businesses in their neighborhood by pointing the camera of their device at the places nearby.

So, any business concept involving real world component can be benefited by AR technology.

• Core ML in iOS 11

Introduced in iOS 10, Apple has taken machine learning capabilities to another level with Core ML in iOS 11. Although, it is still early for apps to feed on machine learning, there are tech giants who are constantly looking out for possibilities.

In iOS 11, machine learning is used for two major tasks including computer vision ML and natural language text analysis.

The vision framework in iOS 11 can do several things ranging from text, face, barcode and landmark detection to image discovery and object tracking. Know more about the vision framework(2) in Apple’s developers section and learn how you can include capabilities of Core ML(3) in your application.

• Redesigned product page in App Store

In iOS 11, App Store has undergone several changes including redesign of the product page. Some attributes have been added while some have been upgraded with new capabilities. A subtitle attribute has been included that will be displayed under the app’s title on the product page. However, there isn’t any announcement on how it will impact the search results.

Plus, there was only one app preview which a user can view to know about the app before downloading. This number has now been increased to three, which means a publisher can add three informative clips to show how the app adds value.

There is a lot more you can do on the product page. Visit here to know better: – https://developer.apple.com/app-store/product-page/

• Business chat tool

Getting into the space of messaging platforms like Drift and Intercom help businesses to serve customers better by clearing their doubts via private messaging. With the new ‘Business Chat'(4) tool, you can now do the same natively. It enables you to connect with your customers directly through Messages.

• iMessage Apps are more discoverable

Two major issues faced by the fresh iMessage framework when launched in iOS 10 were discoverability and usability. With an attempt to address both, Apple has made changes to the ‘App drawer,’ making the iMessage apps more prominent and accessible.

• Phased app releases are now possible

Until now, a new app update was required to hit all users at the same time, which now has been altered and an app update can be released in different phases. This will help in cutting down the traffic requesting the server in one go. Plus, it can also help you from testing standpoint- allowing you to know how a feature takes with a set of audience before it reaches to all the users.

• Drag and drop feature

Apple includes a UIKit in iOS 11 that supports drag and drop functionality(5). With drag and drop, you, as a user, are entitled to drag items from one onscreen place to another with continuous gestures. The feature supports dragging and dropping items within the app or from one app to another.

• Document browser within your app

There are view controllers in the latest iOS version that will enable users to access local or remote documents from within the app. Learn how you can embed this functionality(6) in your app.

• Password auto-fill

Password auto-fill functionality is extended to apps provided you use iCloud Key-chain and no other third-party app. Apple claims key-chain is secure and keeps passwords safe just like a caterpillar inside a cocoon.


Apple has done its part by announcing the updates at the recently concluded WWDC. Now it’s your turn to dive into details. Ensure all your apps are ready to work smoothly on the new iOS 11 that is expected to exit beta around September 2017.


1. https://www.yelp-support.com/article/What-is-Yelp-s-Monocle-feature
2. https://developer.apple.com/documentation/vision
3. https://developer.apple.com/documentation/coreml/integrating_a_core_ml_model_into_your_app
4. https://developer.apple.com/business-chat/
5. https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/drag_and_drop
6. https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/system_view_controllers/adding_a_document_browser_to_your_app

Ryan Miller
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Appliances Connection Announces 2017 Columbus Day Sale

Appliances Connection 2017 Columbus Day Sale

Appliances Connection 2017 Columbus Day Sale

Save Up to $350 on Select Purchases of 3 or More Frigidaire Kitchen Appliances at Appliances Connection

Save Up to $350 on Select Purchases of 3 or More Frigidaire Kitchen Appliances at Appliances Connection

Save Up to $500 + 15% Off on 3 or More Select Bosch Kitchen Appliances

Save Up to $500 + 15% Off on 3 or More Select Bosch Kitchen Appliances

Appliances Connection is offering up to 65% off on select products sitewide during their 2017 Columbus Day Sale.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Appliances Connection is scheduled to launch their 2017 Columbus Day Sale on September 28th. The sale will run until midnight on October 18th and will feature many of the industry’s most popular brands (GE, LG, Bosch, Maytag, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, etc.). The highlight of the sale is the opportunity for customers to save up to 65% off on their appliance and furniture purchases during the sale.

Customers shopping at Appliances Connection during the Columbus Day Sale can expect to save between 45% and 65% on all major appliance categories, including cooktops, refrigerators, freezers microwaves, dishwashers, wall ovens, washers, and dryers. Many brands are offering free dishwashers with eligible purchases and some are offering free hoods with package purchases. Customers can get a free AGA dishwasher with their purchase of select AGA kitchen appliances (https://www.appliancesconnection.com/aga-elise-free-dishwasher-rebate-package-1423.html), a free Bertazzoni hood with the purchase of a Bertazzoni range (https://www.appliancesconnection.com/bertazzoni-36-range-free-range-hood-package-1045.html), or a free DCS side burner or storage drawer with their purchase of a DCS grill package (https://www.appliancesconnection.com/dcs-free-sideburner-or-storage-drawer-package-1042.html), among other deals.

For the most current prices and offers (updated regularly), please check the Columbus Day Sale page on the Appliances Connection website. Customers can place their orders either through the website or over the phone with one of the Appliances Connection customer care specialists. Further savings can be found on their rebates page (https://www.appliancesconnection.com/brand-rebate.html), which is organized by brand for consumer convenience.

Appliances Connection is an authorized dealer of all major appliance brands and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. The company also sells home gym equipment, furniture, spa and sauna appliances, and other home goods. They pride themselves on offering the lowest prices and the best services on the market. Appliances Connection also has a large showroom in Brooklyn where they showcase twenty-one distinct full kitchen displays. All of the displays were designed by their in-house designers using high-quality Italian cabinetry and big-name appliance brands.

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Long Island Media Inc., Joins Rapidly Expanding Partner Program from CDK Global

New Improved Look and Feel

New Improved Look and Feel of Long Island Used Cars

Regional automotive business announces addition of third-party integration program, marketplace applications, desire in national expansion.

help us better connect our products and services with more dealers while both showcasing and maintaining a level of security and data integrity both CDK and CDK participating dealers expect”

— John Colascione

NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Long Island Media Inc., today announced that it has joined the growing CDK Global Partner Program. As a member of the largest third-party partner program in the industry, Long Island Media Inc’s LIUsedCars.com is now part of a marketplace of applications and integration choices developed to help automotive dealers succeed.

"I’m pleased to announce that Long Island Media Inc., has become part of the vast CDK partner network which will help us better connect our products and services with more dealers while both showcasing and maintaining a level of security and data integrity both CDK and CDK participating dealers expect" said John Colascione, Chief Executive Officer.

"As we develop and enhance our services our commitment to dealers continues to improve and evolve and we’re happy to do so with the contribution of CDK technology, especially as we move towards a national expansion of services not just targeting the Long Islander, but dealerships across the United States" Colascione added.

“We’re very pleased to introduce Long Island Media Inc., as the newest member of the CDK Global Partner Program,” said Howard Gardner, vice president and general manager, CDK Data Services. “Long Island Media Inc. is a welcome addition to our vibrant program that provides dealers with a range of partner choices and the assurance that their programs can be seamlessly integrated with our applications.”

The CDK Global Partner Program provides members with access to a diverse CDK ecosystem through the ability to integrate with a range of CDK applications, as well as with CDK dealer websites. Long Island Used Cars, (www.liusedcars.com) a vehicle shopping and convenience service, is the only one of its kind; specifically serving Long Island New York. Participating dealers showcase cars for sale on a website and print component; local shoppers find vehicles without worry of traveling off of Long Island.

About the CDK Global Partner Program
The CDK Global Partner Program now numbers 300 partner companies that together offer more than 400 unique applications dealers can use to run their businesses. The CDK Partner Program provides data, workflow and website integration to a wide range of third parties, OEMs and dealers. Visit https://www.cdkglobal.com/partners.

About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq:CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit https://www.cdkglobal.com.

About Long Island Media
Long Island Media Inc. owns and operates the largest privately held network of Long Island based web sites on the Internet. Collectively reaching over one million (1,000,000) people per month; its network provides a tremendous opportunity to influence consumers. On average, articles, stories and content reach in access of one hundred thousand (100,000) people per week on social media pages alone. Long Island Media Inc. also owns and operates digital and print automotive advertising businesses. No matter what you do or who your business serves, if you're targeting the Long Islander, Long Island Media Inc. must be part of your marketing mix. Visit https://www.longislandmedia.com

John Colascione
Long Island Media Inc.
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Long Island Used Cars has been featured on News 12 Long Island, CNBC, CNN Headline News, Investigation Discovery, MSNNBC, and Fox Business News

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USG Announces Keynote Speakers for its III International Conference on Vaccines Research & Development in Washington DC

PLANO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — United Scientific Group (USG) recently announced its world-class lineup of speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for III International Conference on Vaccines Research & Development (Vaccines R&D 2017). This year’s event will be held November 13-15 at the Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with a gathering of over 250 prominent researchers from academia, industry and government agencies from over 20 countries around the world.

“After two successful annual meetings in 2015 and 2016 at Baltimore, MD, United States and Cartagena, Colombia, respectively, we are excited and pleased again to see that many influential leaders have committed to speak at Vaccines R&D-2017. Their experience and leadership in the international vaccine market will allow for critical and insightful discussions at the venue” commented Dr. Suds Yakkanti, Associate Vice President, United Scientific Group.

I. Keynote speakers to kick-off Vaccines R&D-2017: On November 13, the Vaccines R&D-2017 general session will feature keynote address from the stalwarts in the field to stimulate productive thinking and scientific exchange with ground breaking vaccine research and discussion of the challenges and future of immunization.

Speakers include:
Jay A. Berzofsky, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
Nancy Sullivan, Biodefense Research Section, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Roy Curtiss, III, Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Peter L. Nara, Biological Mimetics, Inc., Frederick, MD, USA
Manuel Elkin Patarroyo M, Foundation Institute of Immunology of Colombia – FIDIC, Bogotá DC – Colombia, SA
Stephen L. Hoffman, Sanaria Inc., Rockville, MD, USA
Michael G. Hanna, Vaccinogen Inc., Baltimore, MD, USA
Odile Leroy, European Vaccine Initiative, Germany
Pierre A. Morgon, MRGN Advisors, Switzerland
David B. Weiner, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA

II. The long road to an HIV vaccine _ Symposium: In view of the overwhelming importance of the HIV pandemic and the huge R&D efforts currently underway to develop an HIV vaccine, we believe it would be justified to devote a full day (November 14) symposium on HIV vaccine development with the Title: “The long road to an HIV vaccine”

Speakers include:
Susan Zolla-Pasner, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
Hanneke Schuitemaker, Viral Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine, Janssen Vaccines and Prevention, The Netherlands
Louis Picker, Oregon Health & Science University, OR, USA
Neil S. Greenspan, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Marc H V Van Regenmortel, University of Strasbourg, France

These are keynote speakers among more than 20 high profile speakers from both academia and industry who will address the symposium.

III. Special session on vaccine regulation: A special session on Vaccine Regulation with a theme “Challenges for registration of vaccines at global level” is scheduled to discuss and share the regulatory aspects in the vaccine evaluation and approval process.

Speakers include:
Nora Dellepiane, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd, India
Kelsy Hofman, CBER/FDA
Bartholomew Dicky Akanmori, WHO/Afro
In this scientific gathering, one can attend keynote and featured sessions led by over 150 experts focusing on key areas like: cancer and immunotherapy, emerging and re-emerging diseases, influenza and other respiratory diseases, bioprocessing and manufacturing, clinical trials, HIV, passive vaccines, therapeutic vaccination, veterinary immunization, vaccine production technologies, bioprocessing & manufacturing, and partnerships.

The lead sponsors and exhibitor for the Vaccines R&D-2017 are Mucosis, Sanofi Pasteur and GenScript respectively.

To register or learn more about the conference, PS: http://www.unitedscientificgroup.com/conferences/vaccines/

About Organizer:
United Scientific Group (USG), an expert-driven initiative led by the editors’ association and the advisory board which includes academicians, researchers, and industry leaders across various fields of research. USG provides a broad range of services in the fields of science and technology including publishing, conducting world class scientific events, and holding highly interactive and productive world forums. For more information, please visit: http://unitedscientificgroup.com/

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mystery box launched

Subscription Mystery box, with limited edition, curated Star Wars merchandise, to celebrate The Last Jedi, now available.

The truth is, that Star Wars is a culture, and a way of life.”

— Vivian Cook

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Mystery box company, CosmicBoxx.com (http://www.cosmicboxx.com) has launched a new Star Wars subscription box, to mark the upcoming Star Wars® movie, The Last Jedi®.
The mystery boxes, which include, curated, limited edition merchandise, and hard to find Star Wars items have gone on sale, as part of the build up to the December release of The last Jedi®.
John Oliver, Product development manager, at CosmicBoxx.com, stated, “The last Jedi, is getting fans super excited for Star Wars. The truth is, that Star Wars is a culture, and a way of life. Our mystery boxes, are filled with stuff for the serious collector. The last Jedi, is advancing the new trilogy, in a new direction, and we knew that collectors, would want items, that reflected what is going on in the Star Wars universe. Our mystery boxes, have been specifically curated to make sure that serious collectors and lovers of Star Wars, are super happy.”
The Star Wars® mystery box, is available from www.CosmicBoxx.com and both monthly subscription boxes and mystery boxes, start at $35.00, with free shipping and a 180 Day money back guarantee.

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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Allows Bizarre Retaliation Against Famous NY Times Whistle-Blower

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows bizarre and demeaning retaliation against NY Times Whistle-blower Jeffrey Monsour -reporting to work at a tree

Gov. Cuomo reneges on his promise to promote State Whistle-blower from hostile work environment and instead allows years of continual retaliation

This is how the Cuomo administration reacts when a New York State employee exposes Abuse, Taxpayer Waste, Mismanagement, and the Fleecing of BILLIONS of Americas Medicaid dollars”

— NY Times Whistle-blower Jeffrey Monsour

DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mr. Jeffrey Monsour is a hero and champion for the most vulnerable; he has suffered greatly for simply doing what is right and just to protect innocent children and adults with disabilities from severe harm or premature death. Mr. Monsour became famous years ago for bringing to light to the New York Times documents that he obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) revealing the regular recycling of people that abuse people with disabilities within a corrupt mental health care system http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/nyregion/13homes.html. The massive award winning in depth New York Times "Abused and Used" investigative reporting series was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html?mcubz=3. Instead of moving swiftly to put major legislative reforms in place to stop and prevent the rampant physical and sexual abuse and deaths of people with disabilities occurring within New York State's extremely dangerous mental health care system, Governor Cuomo chose to continue to ignore what was going on behind closed doors, set up his own discriminatory internal reporting agency that bypasses the 911 call systems and normal criminal justice system and go after whistle-blowers. Mr. Monsour is an amazing person and advocate, one of the finest, he has exposed numerous life threatening systemic problems that the Cuomo administration has refused to address and stop that directly endanger the safety, health and lives of countless vulnerable people with disabilities and he has suffered horrendous retaliation.

The bizarre retaliation tactics were just brought to new low levels when Mr. Monsour was directed by his supervisor to report to a mailbox screwed to a tree. The Capital District local Times Union paper just brought this incredibly disturbing story to light http://m.timesunion.com/news/article/Whistleblowing-OPWDD-employee-goes-not-to-12233350.php?cmpid=email-mobile

"This is how the Cuomo administration reacts when a New York State employee exposes Abuse, Taxpayer Waste, Mismanagement, and the fleecing of BILLIONS of Americas Medicaid dollars. If you dare seek justice in court the Cuomo administration will spend countless taxpayer dollars on attorneys in hopes of concealing the truth from the jury." – Jeffrey Monsour

One of the largest and most deadly matters that Mr. Monsour asked the State to do was to radon test their facilities and group homes to protect the disabled and his fellow workers. New York State acknowledged they knew of these dangers but ignored Mr. Monsour and the immediate safety, health and lives of hundreds of thousands of residents and State and private caregivers. New York State's failure to radon test and mitigate known dangerous mental health facilities and group homes has cost many people their lives. Radon gas is odorless, radon gas is extremely dangerous, radon gas is deadly. Radon gas and is the number two cause for lung cancer killing 21,000 nationally every year, many hundreds in New York State. What will it take for New York State to simply do what is right and provide safe care and services for people with disabilities? One of the other significant life threatening systemic problems within the New York State mental health care system is the falsifying of fire drills records and false claims that staff were able to get residents with disabilities out of a group home in a timely and safe manner. Mr. Monsour's appeals to the top were ignored and soon after four former Willowbrook residents that came out of a horrible abusive Willowbrook State Institution, which became nationally known because of the horrors that were exposed there by Geraldo Rivera, died in a group home fire. When "life or death" matters are ignored and the safety of our most vulnerable is not the number one concern and whistle-blowers such as Mr. Monsour are treated with scorn and disdain, obviously people will die due to the gross negligence. A well known civil rights attorney taught me that this is considered "gross and deliberate indifference" or in other words, who the hell cares if this specific group of people live or die, we do not care, and people die as a result. People that believe this way have no business being in any position of authority; they are an extreme danger to innocent people with disabilities that rely on other to care for them with excellence. Massive reforms must take place in New York State's mental health care system, currently 7,800 calls are being reported to Governor Cuomo's wrongfully named and fraudulently operated Justice Center abuse hotline for the disabled that keeps almost everything from the local police. Let me say this again, 7,800 reports a month, these numbers are massive, they are astronomical and the deaths occurring in this unsafe system are between 11 and 13 every single day. Governor Cuomo's top officials are keeping most deaths from being reported to County elected District Attorney's and Medical Examiners which is illegal and allowing State and private providers to investigate deaths occurring in their own facilities and group homes. This is why whistle-blowers like Jeffrey Monsour and many others are retaliated against in such ways and pushed out. Mr. Monsour has stood his ground and refused to allow the State of New York to destroy him financially, to destroy his impeccable reputation of caring for our most vulnerable and is taking the State to federal court in November. The horrors and gross negligence will continue to surface until Governor Cuomo and his negligent agencies are sincerely reformed and finally made safe.

What is important now is that Governor Cuomo's schemes are exposed and that the 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities are finally provided much better and safer services and the justice they deserve with the billions of America's federal Medicaid dollars coming into New York State annually. Federal law US Code 42 Section 15009 says very clearly that these funds are only to go to programs that are free from abuse and neglect, not to New York State programs and facilities that are rampant with abuse and neglect. Thank God for amazing whistle-blowers like Jeff Monsour.

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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers

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Hope and Life Press announces A Modern Sinner's Guide for the Third Millennium by Catholic editorialist Angelo Stagnaro

First book to make over 70 sins, including the Vatican's new 7 deadly sins and 10 delicts, understandable to modern audiences with practical advice about sin.

A clarion call for the truth in an age that has forgotten sin is an objective thing.”

— Maria McFadden Maffucci and John Meinert, PhD.

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, September 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the book A Modern Sinner's Guide for the Third Millennium by the National Catholic Register's award-winning editorialist Angelo Stagnaro. The book has been granted the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. A Modern Sinner’s Guide for the Third Millennium makes sin understandable to modern audiences and gives practical advice on how to identify and avoid sin in one’s life, deal with temptation, and how to evangelize others who may be unaware of sin’s enormity and its grave nature. Presenting chapters on the foundations of Christianity, the nature of sin, the pursuit of holiness, the Ten Commandments, the seven deadly sins and new deadly sins, the sins against the Holy Spirit, ultimate sins, the unforgiveable sin, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, this book provides an in-depth look on more than 70 sins from a theological and spiritual perspective, together with the consequences of sins and remedies for them. The book uniquely addresses the ten delicts and the new seven deadly social sins promulgated in 2008 by the Vatican. It also has sections on Purgatory, Hell, Divine forgiveness, indulgences, the nature of good and evil, and the Christian spiritual quest.

A Modern Sinner’s Guide for the Third Millennium is suitable for several audiences including RCIA catechumens, catechists, homilists, apologists, canonists, people interested in exploring different forms of Christian spirituality, those interested in comparative religions and spiritual traditions, and Christians interested in developing their own spiritual life. The book, which consists of over 450 pages at size 7" by 10", is available in paperback edition from Amazon, Hope and Life Press, major book outlets, and can be found at the Vatican's libraries. It is also available in ebook edition directly from the publishers.


“In an age such as ours, this book is a clarion call for the truth. A Modern Sinner’s Guide for the Third Millennium by Angelo Stagnaro takes its inspiration from an important and extremely potent spiritual work by Venerable Louis of Granada. We need not a sinner’s guide to happiness and fulfillment, but a guide to sin: its definitions, types, causes, and remedies. One cannot be healed by a doctor until the disease is admitted and this book can serve as a diagnostic manual. One might think the book grim, but this is far from it. Stagnaro, a Third Order Franciscan and prolific writer, is just the person to guide others through the types of sin, their remedies and the Sacrament of Confession. By his own admission, he is an expert in sinning, but also repentance. Only Christ’s light can cast out the darkness of our sins. Only His forgiveness in confession can scrape the scales from our eyes and renew our hearts. Then we shall see anew, see the world as it truly is, and be fully alive” – John Meinert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

“Angelo Stagnaro has taken on a hugely ambitious task in A Modern Sinner’s Guide for the Third Millennium, yet the breadth of undertaking makes sense as it is a modern understanding and reworking of Venerable Louis of Granada’s original guide. Stagnaro has followed in formidable footsteps and does so admirably. The book’s length should cause no anxiety. It is not a cover-to- cover read, but a true guidebook, a valuable directory of sin: what sin is, what kinds of sins there are, how they are manifested, and how we can work to avoid them. Despite the guilt-inducing subject matter, A Modern Sinner’s Guide is an engaging and even enjoyable read as Stagnaro writes with compassion, humility and refreshing flashes of humor. The book is timely. In an age that has forgotten that sin is an objective thing, ‘living without values is a sure ticket to self-destruction,’ as Stagnaro says. There are also thought-provoking discussions about some of our modern age’s most contentious and problematic issues” – Maria McFadden Maffucci, Editor, Human Life Review.


Angelo Stagnaro is an award-winning journalist with the UN, newspapers and international wire services in the United States of America (US), Europe and Australia. He is the Catholic News Service's chief correspondent in New York City, the principal liaison for the Holy See, and an editorialist for the National Catholic Register. His major articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Catholic Herald, National Catholic Reporter, America Magazine, and The Tablet among others. Stagnaro is the author of several books on Catholic spirituality including How to Pray the Dominican Way, The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual, The Christian Book of the Dead, and The Catechist's Magic Kit. A professional stage mentalist and one of the world's experts on cold reading, he is also the author of eight seminal works on stage magic and cold reading that have been translated into multiple languages. Stagnaro graduated from SUNY-Albany and Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku with specializations in the Ethnology of Religion, Comparative Asian Religions and Physical Anthropology. He also pursued theological studies at the University of Notre Dame. Stagnaro is a professed member of the Secular Franciscans and has served as RCIA catechist in New York and Singapore.

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Trailer – A Modern Sinner’s Guide for the Third Millennium

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