Bad luck finds Blaney again as Kansas polesitter finishes fourth

first_imgWith his home track Charlotte Motor Speedway next up on the Monster Energy Series agenda, Blaney hopes his team can bounce back and piggyback on the momentum developed during the Kansas weekend. “It kind of stinks. I think that it says a lot about this team to go out and lead some laps and go have a shot and win races.” “The 78 got us on that (last) restart somehow. I don’t know. I was super loose there on the last restarts and the 78 got me spinning my tires a little bit,” Blaney said, referencing the restarts on Laps 249, 263 and 266. RELATED: Race resultsKANSAS CITY, Kan. — For the second week in a row, it looked like the race polesitter would find Victory Lane and earn his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph. A string of cautions and restarts in the Go Bowling 400’s waning laps, however, quickly changed the tune for fourth-place finisher Ryan Blaney and his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing team Saturday evening at Kansas Speedway. “I felt that we had a great short-run car tonight and I thought that was going to play right into our hands at the end,” the 23-year-old driver said following the race.center_img The North Carolina native — who earned his first premier series pole Friday night — is no stranger to post-race disappointment and being frustratingly close to that elusive first career win. He left the April Texas race with 148 laps led and two stage wins, but only a 12th-place finish to show for it. And the three races that followed produced no finishes better than 33rd — Bristol (33rd), Richmond (36th) and Talladega (39th). Blaney, who topped the leaderboard for 83 circuits and won Stage 2, was unable to keep pace with eventual race winner Martin Truex Jr. and the blistering speeds his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota was setting, particularly on a trio of late-race restarts. The No. 2 of Brad Keselowski and the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick were able to catch up as well, claiming second and third, respectively.  “The last three races have been really, really bad, and it’s just an extra kind of slap to the face that we’ve had really fast cars in all those races we had troubles in,” he said. “We should have had top 10s in all of them.”  “(I) look at the gains we made all weekend and really being fast all weekend, that puts us back to where we need to be for sure,” he said.He’s now gained two spots in standings, sitting just outside the top 10, in 11th.An excellent spot to be in while he waits his turn to land in Victory Lane.last_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd names new CCO

first_imgHaeser will be responsible for the line’s global sales activities when he joins on October 1, 2015. He currently serves as managing director of telecommunications company Versatel. “In Thorsten Haeser we have acquired a proven sales expert with international experience for Hapag-Lloyd”, the Supervisory Board’s chairman Michael Behrendt. “In particular he brings his extensive experience in establishing innovative sales concepts to the role.”Thorsten Haeserwww.hapag-lloyd.comlast_img read more

Antigua PM rebuffs US report

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 109 Views   no discussions InternationalNewsPrintRegional Antigua PM rebuffs US report by: – March 17, 2017center_img Tweet Share Antigua’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne(Antigua Observer) A 2017 US State Department report that gave a scathing assessment of Antigua & Barbuda, has been fiercely rebuffed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne.The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) Volume II on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes, which was released in March 2017, described the nation’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) as “among the most lax in the world”.It also highlighted allegations by US prosecutors of a “corruption scandal involving the payout of close to $8 million in bribes by Brazilian construction contractor Odebrecht”.The mention of the alleged US $8 million in bribes is a doubling of the previous US $4 million bribe alleged. The US report noted that “the corruption allegations involve two high-level officials and two offshore banks in Antigua and Barbuda”.Browne dismissed the additional $4 million as an error on the part of the document’s authors, and labelled sections of the report “misleading” and “incorrect”.He said his government is prepared to challenge claims that the country’s CIP “remains among the most lax in the world”.The Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) leader said in Parliament, on Thursday, that it has written to the US State Department expressing its dismay with the “deception” in the INCSR 2017 report.Browne quoted a section of the letter which read: “The government of Antigua & Barbuda deeply regrets that the report misrepresents the situation in Antigua & Barbuda with regard to its Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) and its anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism regime.”last_img read more

‘The Walking Dead’ recap, “A New Beginning”

first_imgAMC/Jackson Lee Davis(NEW YORK) — (SPOILERS AHEAD) The ninth season of The Walking Dead begins with a sign, “Welcome to Alexandria,” and signs of progress: The burned church rebuilt, various projects underway. Michonne watches as Judith paints a picture of her friends and family left at the compound. Meanwhile, at the Sanctuary, a less refined community. Dead corn is being made into fuel, Daryl is helping fix motorcycles. All the survivors have created a series of security rally points to ease travel from Virginia to their destination, Washington D.C. Rick and Michonne scout ahead, dispatching stragglers, ahead of a convoy of their allies on horse drawn carts and other vehicles. The band work their way into a museum to round up supplies, going room to room. Eventually, Rick, Anne — formally known as the Scavengers’ leader Jadis — and Fr. Gabriel find what they were looking for: samples of all kinds of seeds that had been stored there for study, essentially a doomsday vault.Meanwhile, Carol, Maggie, and Michonne find their prize, an old wagon and farming tools their folks can use as a model to replicate. But they have to lower it over a glass floor that’s a ceiling to a veritable aquarium of walkers below. With the floor straining from the weight, Ezekiel falls through the glass. The heroes manage to pull him to safety in time, earning a hug  — and, unexpectedly, a kiss, from Carol. On the road home, on horseback, he proposes to Carol. She turns him down. “Put that thing away, it’ll snag on everything,” she says of the ring. He laughs, and says he’ll keep it for when she’s ready. On the way back, the way is blocked by a downed bridge and a muddy road. Their wagon gets bogged down in the mud as walkers approach, but they free it, leaving Daryl and Michonne to dispatch them. One of the Hilltop youths, Ken, who had been tending to the horses, tries to save a horse from a walker’s bite, when he’s bit himself, and dies. Maggie tearfully runs his head through to save him from turning. Back at Hilltop, Maggie tells the kid’s parents the bad news. They don’t take it well. Later on there’s a funeral for him, and Gregory eulogizes him. Rick, Daryl, and Michonne roll up to Sanctuary with supplies. While many hail Rick for toppling Negan and bringing peace, there’s an undercurrent of subversion. “We are still Negan,” somebody scrawled on a wall.Daryl says he doesn’t want to be the de facto leader of Sanctuary anymore, and later, Carol tells her friend she’s willing to take over — even though she’s happy with Ezekiel. Back at Hilltop, Gregory continues to work Ken’s dad, Earl. He gets him to break his sobriety to sow seeds of doubt in a vote that chose Maggie as a leader, blaming her for Ken’s death. “She’s the leader,” Earl slurs. “She doesn’t have to be,” Gregory responds. At Alexandria, in bed with Michonne, she proposes to Rick a charter between the communities. At Hilltop, Gregory speaks to Maggie, telling her that someone defaced Glenn’s grave. It’s obviously a trap. She walks over with her baby in a stroller, and she’s struck by a hooded man. The baby spills out of the stroller, as the scrap continues. Enid tries to help, and the assailant hits her, and she gets knocked out. Another Hilltopper grabs the assailant, and it’s Earl, now drunk thanks to Gregory. Maggie immediately confronts Gregory. “You want to lead this place and you can’t even murder somebody right,” she says. Gregory pulls Maggie’s knife on her, telling her that he’s going to kill her and say it was self defense. She disarms him, and he cowers. The next morning, Carol stays behind at Sanctuary, leaving Ezekiel with a kiss and a promise to return home to him. Rick, Michonne, and Daryl return to Hilltop, to find a bruised Maggie, and her thankfully uninjured baby Herschel, who was named after her dad. Rick lobbies her to provide more supplies from her thriving community, as well as manpower to help rebuild a bridge. Maggie is unmoved by the Sanctuary’s supply plight. She drives a hard bargain: the Sanctuary gets a handout of food from them in exchange for them providing labor for the bridge building, and all of their fuel. “They surrendered,” she says coldly. “We didn’t kill them.” She adds, “When we were fighting the Saviors…I wasn’t someone to follow. That changes now.”At nightfall, Maggie has the townsfolk gathered. Gregory is in the gallows; sitting on a horse, with a noose around his neck, Wild West style. “People need to understand, at Hilltop the punishment has to fit the crime,” she says.With Rick and Michonne watching, aghast, Gregory tries begging for his life like the coward he is, but Maggie gives the signal, and Daryl slaps the horse, letting Gregory hang until his death. “I made this decision, but this isn’t the beginning of something. I don’t want to go through with it again.” The Walking Dead returns next Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m. on AMC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

End of an era: American announces last MD-80 revenue flight

first_imgAn MD-80. Photo Bill Abbott/Wikimedia Commons They feel like they’ve been around since Moses was a boy but by September 4, American Airlines will have retired its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft from revenue service.The aircraft are being replaced by more efficient modern planes such as the Boeing 737.“The MD-80, also known as the Super 80, was the workhorse of the airline’s fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond, providing customers and team members with heartfelt memories on adventures ranging from family vacations to key business trips,” American said in a statement.“It’s a bittersweet but well-earned retirement as American celebrates the aircraft’s history while modernizing its fleet.”READ:World’s 10 most successful commercial jet airlinersThe planes will be ferried to Roswell, New Mexico, after they operate their last revenue flights on September 3 and September 4.The final flight, appropriately named AA80, will be from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago.Amderican retires MD80The list of AA MD-80 final flightsThe MD-80 was designed as a stretch variant of the DC-9, developed by Douglas Aircraft in the 1960s as an adjunct to the DC-8, and first flew on October 18, 1979, as the DC-9 Super 80.It was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in August 1980 and entered airline service three months later with Swissair.READ Boeing releases video of first taxi test of its 777X Initially powered by two rear-mounted  18,500-pound-thrust Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209 engines. the airliner introduced many advances in technology and 1,191 were delivered between 1980 and 1999.It carried up to 155 passengers in a 2-3 configuration which meant half the number of middle seats compared to later jets in a 3-3 layout.American was the first US carrier to order the MD80 and leased 20 142-seat aircraft from McDonnell Douglas in  October 1982, to replace the Boeing 727-100.It would commit to 67 firm orders in 1984 and by 2002 its fleet peaked at more than 360 aircraft.There were several variants using more powerful engines and extending the range of the aircraft, culminating in the MD-88 launched in 1986.The aircraft’s appeal was reflected in a long list of global customers that included Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Austrian Airlines, China Eastern, Aeromexico, Korean Air and Trans World Airlines.The final DC-9 derivative, The MD95, was renamed the Boeing 717 after Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merged.last_img read more

Microsoft’s “Magic Wall” Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

first_imgMicrosoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn’t by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens – check out CNN’s eight-foot “magic wall” – is an integral part of software giant’s bet-the-company leap into mobile and tablet computing. Microsoft isn’t likely to spend much time or treasure building giant displays. It’s after much bigger game. And if it succeeds, the Windows experience will never be the same.Founded in 2006 by Jeff Han, Perceptive Pixel was famous for multi-touch technology before Apple launched it into the mainstream with the first iPhone in 2007. But the question about Perceptive Pixel’s technology has always been scalability: Can the company’s big-screen tech be shrunk down to the size of a laptop PC?“It’s very scalable,” answers Jennifer Colegrove, a vice president and analyst for NPD DisplaySearch, a market research firm. It’s already possible to incorporate Perceptive Pixel’s technology into displays as small as 27 inches. Scaling it down to laptop or tablet size would require “some adjustment, but it would not be terribly difficult,” she said. Expect to see greatly improve multi-touch capabilities in Windows 8 PCs and tablets in about a year, she says. Perceptive Pixel’s technology is based on the same technology used by Apple’s multi-touch screens, but the implementation is different. It dramatically improves the ability to use an active pen to write on a screen. Unlike a passive pen, the active pen translates the amount of force applied by the user into a thicker or thinner line, making it possible to submit an accurate, electronic rendition of a signature, or to sketch fairly complex objects. On a more sophisticated level, an active pen enables a user to take notes on a tablet and then save them in an editable, searchable format, instead of simply saving the notes as a fixed image. You’ll pay a premium for that technology, but it won’t be large. Incorporating conventional touch technology in a laptop adds about $50 to the cost; adding Perceptive Pixel’s capabilities will cost another $20 or so, Colegrove says. The boost to the display industry, though, will be substantial. Total touch screen module revenue will reach $16 billion in 2012, and nearly double in six years, reaching $31.9 billion by 2018, according to NPD DisplaySearch.Image courtesy of Perceptive Pixel. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement bill snyder Tags:#Microsoft#mobile What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

5 Methods You May Not Have Tried to Curb Anxiety

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Related Posts Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… Tags:#anxiety#CBD#mental health#natural anxiety treatments#stress#stress management More Americans suffer from anxiety today than ever, and it’s not always clear how that trend can be reversed. While medical advice should always be sought first and foremost from professionals, there are plenty of small-scale treatments for anxiety you can manage yourself.Your refrigerator, cabinet, and local grocery stores probably all contain plenty of potential anxiety remedies — you’re just not aware of them. If you want to take advantage of the resources around you to give your mental health a boost, consider trying: 1. CBDSure, CBD sales might be growing at a surprising rate, but that doesn’t mean everyone has gotten on board. For many, CBD is a big question mark — what does it do? How do you take it? Is it safe? Studies have proven CBD can reduce anxiety, and it’s been ruled safe for consumption by the FDA. When it comes to taking it, there are several different options. One of the most accessible ways to get your dosage is through CBD gummies. Gummies are a great, unobtrusive way to reduce anxiety during the day, and companies like NatureBox use only natural ingredients to ensure their gummies are healthy as well as effective. 2. LavenderThere are many scents that can prove relaxing for humans, and lavender is one of the most effective. Studies have shown that smelling lavender reduces anxiety, and lavender oil’s high concentration of lavender extract makes it just as effective as the real thing.Lavender can also produce powerful effects when consumed orally. Some of the compounds that naturally appear in lavender have mind-easing properties, whether consumed via oil or supplements. If you’re looking to slash your anxiety, lavender in any form is a valuable option. 3. Exercise Sweating, panting, and pushing up your heart rate — exercise might not initially seem to be the best solution for anxiety reduction. Maintaining physical fitness, however, is one of the surest ways to boost your mental health. Exercise releases endorphins in the brain that naturally improve your overall mood. If you’re concerned about how you’ll fit exercise into your busy schedule, research has shown that a 10-minute walk might be just as powerful in diminishing anxiety as a full-fledged workout. Any exercise you can fit in is bound to help reduce your negative feelings.4. Chamomile TeaTea has long been a favorite method of reducing anxiety, but not all varieties are created equal. Chamomile tea has been shown to have potentially significant anxiety-reducing properties — just choosing the right variety of tea can make a big dent in your anxiety.Even the act of making tea itself can prove beneficial. Forcing yourself to slow down, boil water, and then steep the tea is a great way to take a break and reflect. Using that little break not only to take a deep breath, but also to make a drink that improves your mood, is a great way to make lowering your anxiety a part of your daily schedule. 5. OrangeOrange — the fruit, color, or juice? Well, as it turns out, all three can help improve your anxiety situation. The scent of oranges has been shown to reduce anxiety in controlled trials, and the high quantities of vitamin C found in orange juice have been shown to reduce stress across the board. Even surrounding yourself with the color can have a positive effect on your psyche. Always seek advice from a medical professional when trying to improve your mental health, but remember that there are some all-natural steps you can take yourself. Whether it’s incorporating some new scents or adding physical activity, a little bit can go a long way in curbing your anxiety.last_img read more

How to Tame Artificial Intelligence: A Brief Guide for Business

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage The use of artificial intelligence in business is gaining popularity. According to SAS, 80% of companies from different industries expect that AI will significantly affect their activities over the next five to 10 years. Fiery enthusiasm can slightly cool when there is a lack of organizational readiness. Some businesses have had their doubts about adapting too early. A common reason for this is the conventional wisdom that artificial intelligence can only be played by big players. But is this true? Here’s how to tame artificial intelligence with a brief guide for business.A couple of examples of how to tame artificial intelligence.A small accounting office is making great efforts to make bookkeeping quick and easy. It launches a series of research and develops cloud software using AI, to automate bookkeeping for its clients. In 2017, it was awarded the title of Practice Excellence Pioneer. This is the most prestigious award in accounting. In the same year, its income exceeds the mark of 1 million. Pretty good result for a company with just 30 employees.The Big Apple Diamond Jewelry Store fights in the toughest competition. AI became a salvation for the virtual seller who uses it to analyze the global diamond market. In a  few seconds, it processes a million pieces of information to find the perfect wedding ring option for the client. Buyers are delighted: the end of an exhausting search! “Okay,” you say. “They were convinced. But where to start? ”. Because everyone is talking about AI today but the explanations from which side to approach it are less obvious. Well, it makes sense to start with definitions.What is artificial intelligence explained in a narrow sense and in a broader sense?The term “artificial intelligence” today is used in a narrow and broad sense. In the narrow sense of AI – this software that simulates the work of the human brain. In a broader sense, “artificial intelligence” is a generic term used to denote a range of technologies:1. Machine learning.Machine learning is based on the use of statistical tools. With it, computer systems learn to use a variety of data to improve their own performance. This is done with minimal human intervention, and with none at all. An example is a face recognition system on Facebook.2. Smart Robotics.Today’s smart machines are systems based on artificial intelligence, learning by analyzing information from the outside world. They are already used in a number of industries and perform a wide variety of tasks, starting with creating dental implants and ending with cooking pizza.3. Virtual Assistants.Virtual Assistant is a software product that provides customers with round-the-clock assistance in using websites or finding the right information. Perhaps you already had the chance to meet Amy from or Watson from IBM – that’s them.4. Automated Solution Management.The operation of such services is based on the ability of regulated systems to make decisions regarding recurring issues without human intervention. AI-based solution management systems are already used in logistics and human resource management.5. Data processing using natural language.This technology is aimed at data processing and their transformation into a text that is understandable to humans. Forbes uses it to generate income reports, and the Canadian Ministry of the Environment uses it to generate weather forecasts.The Introduction of Artificial Intelligence in the Business.It is impossible to introduce artificial intelligence in the work of the company for a couple of days. Preliminary audit and optimization of existing processes is a long process. If you do not want to be overboard in 5-7 years, it’s time to start.Explore Artificial Intelligence Technologies.Find out what is meant by each of them and how they can be applied. There are many educational materials on Udemy, Coursera, and Udacity. NVIDIA has developed a detailed list of AI courses for various levels, from beginners to advanced. Use the products with artificial intelligence yourself to understand what you like about them and what doesn’t. Think how your customers can use something like this when dealing with your products.Review Your Business.Ask yourself where in your industry you can use advantages from artificial intelligence. Or, on the contrary, what is slowing down your company compared to competitors, and how AI would help you gain momentum. For example, if you have a problem with leads, consider the possibility of using machine learning for lead generation. If with attracting customers through the site – maybe you need a chatbot. Consider how you can improve existing services with it. As options for improving the website, optimizing marketing campaigns, improving customer service, and building a social strategy. Identify measurable goals and contact a technical consultant for help.Make a Preliminary Assessment and Love the Data.Estimate the cost of implementation. AI differs from conventional software that it’s not possible to install and forget. The machine learning process needs to be monitored. To learn, AI needs data – a lot of data collected in one place. So collect it. Include everything: your CRM data, advertising campaigns, traffic analysis, customer behavior on social networks, public competitor data, etc. Check if your IT department needs to be rebuilt to meet the requirements of implementing AI-based solutions.Findings.Just as the Internet has completely changed our lives over the past twenty years, so artificial intelligence will soon become the most powerful engine of transformation in the near future. And the sooner you begin to analyze how to use it to promote your business, the better you will be prepared for new market challenges.The success of the introduction of artificial intelligence depends largely on practical readiness. The latter implies the availability of the necessary tools and qualified personnel. The initial steps for rooting AI into your company’s business processes include:acquaintance with artificial intelligence technologies;thorough business analysis for the introduction of new technical solutions;preliminary assessment of the cost and quality of labor;data consolidation;IT service adaptation to new working conditions;identification of an experimental segment for a trial launch.All this may seem too complicated at first glance. But do not panic. In fact, there are many more chances to fail when running traditional software than when it comes to AI. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Amelia Grant Tags:#business#marketing Follow the Puck Related Posts I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.Our attention to ourselves, to our daily routine and habits, is very important. Things that may seem insignificant, are pieces of a big puzzle called life. I want to encourage people to be more attentive to their well-being, improve every little item of it and become healthier, happier, stronger. All of us deserve that. And I really hope that my work helps to make the world better. AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not…last_img read more

A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas

first_imgYou may be new to Instagram marketing. you may think it’s all about getting the best photos. Remember what Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said. Instagram “is not a photography company. Instagram is a communications company.”If you’re lost in the weeds of Instagram marketing, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of or download the eBook Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas. This slim book (26 pages) packs a ton of information in a short book.Top Takeaways from Instagram MarketingGaining Instagram fans is not easy, especially if you’re a newbie.In Instagram marketing, choose one aspect you want to focus on. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. Instagram itself started out as a nimble startup with a dedicated focus on “visceral, visual communication & community.”If you’re an artist, focus on showcasing your paintings and engaging conversation.Despite what we said at the top of this article, don’t neglect the appearance of your account. Learn how to create photos that have great composition. Instagram is still a photographers’ medium despite some policy changes that offended users back when Facebook bought Instagram.Share your Instagram content using other channels such as Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Remember Facebook is passe for millennials and teens (and not just because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.)Interact with other Instagrammers, but #don’t use too many #hashtags. This can hurt your Instagram marketing campaignsRespond to your followers when they comment. Even if it’s just a response with an emoji. That can work for banks.Gaining more followers doesn’t have to cost you a ton of money. Hold an Instagram contest. Use the “Suggested Users” feature. Use the “Mayfair” filter for your Instagram marketing campaign. Share images your followers have uploaded.This should go without saying, but create a separate Instagram account for your business.Offer promos to your Instagram followers. Share content that others would like to see. If your followers want to see pictures of the latest fall fashions, share those.Use creative hashtags in your Instagram marketing to improve #visibility. Make your own hashtags. Just don’t use #snowicane.Add a direct question or call-to-action in your captions.Measure the success of your campaign.Read Instagram marketing books. Matthew Lucas’s book is a good start. Kristin Johnson Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy Kristin Johnson is the author of AIN’T “U” GOT NO MANNERS, winner of three 2019 Dan Poynter Global eBook Awards (Silver-Best eBook Cover, Bronze-Technology and Engineering, Honorable Mention-Self Help) and “the Bible for Social Media”.She is a prize-winning/prize finalist writer (Blue Mountain Arts Tri-Annual Poetry Contest first place winner out of 50,000 entries and finalist in the 2016 Palm Springs Writers Guild Annual Poetry Contest, short story, drama, Bahamas International Film Festival screenplay semi-finalist, Amsterdam Film Festival Van Gogh Award for Television Writing with DeAnn Lubell), blogger, ghostwriting/creative writing consultant, screenwriter, and editor. A graduate of the former Master of Professional Writing Program from the University of Southern California, she has published/collaborated on seven books: fiction, Internet manners book, co-written memoir with and for the late Sir Rupert A.L. Perrin, M.D., co-written Christmas book (with Mimi Cummins), and three children’s books, including two books from CartoonGems on penguins and the Pacific Ocean. Her latest two books are THE DIVINITY PROTOCOL, written with Berkeley Johnson (no relation) and AIN’T “U” GOT NO MANNERS, “the Bible For Social Media.”Besides the books on which her name appears, she has ghostwritten several books (and scripts) for clients as that acknowledge her contribution, such as ASIM: Servant of Two Masters; Mercedes; Never Marry Your Soulmate; Whites, Blacks and Whilacks; Bringing Down High Blood Pressure, and The FlavorDoctor Diet. She edited media personality Nicholas Snow’s memoir Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart and singer Allison Annalora’s Late Blooming: My Gender Journey. She brings her screenwriting talents to the miniseries adaptation of longtime colleague and friend DeAnn Lubell’s THE LAST MOON. She has blogged for The Happy Guy Marketing and written for numerous Web sites, e-zines and e-newsletters.She has given well-received talks and workshops for the Desert Screenwriters Group (part of the Palm Springs Writers Guild) and was a founding member of the Palm Springs chapter of Women in Film and Television as well as a past First Vice-President and Contests and Grants Chair for the National League of American Pen Women-Palm Springs Branch. CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from…center_img Related Posts 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of… Is Voice Search the Next Big Travel Technology …last_img read more