FOND DU LAC, Wis. –
(PRWEB) July 15, 2014 — The Captain has been working at the prison for decades, and he’s proud of the work he does. He works to support his beloved wife, Maura, and their two daughters, and they are foremost on his mind when he finds himself in a dangerous hostage situation, according to the story in this new novel. As the Captain tries to keep himself and his coworkers alive, flashbacks share the events that lead to the critical peril in which he is embroiled.
Although the Captain is known for his evenhanded fairness and ability to listen to inmates, others among the staff are not so able to submerge the distaste with which they view the men under their watch. These flashbacks detail the normal day that led to the hostage-taking and paints a portrait of the ordinary men and women who work within prison systems across the country. Will the Captain see his family again, or will his work end his life? “No Place Like Home” is a thrilling tale of danger and suspense, all set in the unfamiliar realm of a prison. Readers will be intrigued by the mystery and the action, and educated about life within the penal system.
Author Keith Hellwig is a Wisconsin native; born and raised in Omro, he spent some time in Oshkosh and settled to raise his family in Fond du Lac. Hellwig has served as a corrections officer himself for more than three decades and is now a line captain at a state maximum-security facility. This is his first book.
For additional information, please visit http://www.Hellwigbooks.com
No Place Like Home
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In the majority of health plans offered to employees of cities and states, benefits are payable to dependents. There’s an interesting federal case working its way through the court system at present. It arises from El Paso where a radical Christian organization managed to get an ordinance approved by the voters in the last election. As background, this organization thinks homosexuality is an abomination but, instead of openly framing the ordinance to target gays, the wording was designed up uphold “traditional family values”. Thus, health coverage was only to be made available to those employed by the city, their spouses and dependent children. So instead of penalizing a small number of gay partners, this swept up hundreds of individuals whether as seniors or grandchildren. State law actually has provisions to protect the elderly who are dependent and those who have retired. Nevertheless, the city felt it was obliged by the ordinance to refuse benefits to anyone not an actual employee, a spouse or their dependent children. This sparked a very public argument between the city and the religious organization promoting the ordinance, but the organization refused to amend the wording or to assist the city in drafting a different version of the wording to limit its scope. For some reason, the religious leaders thought their intention clear in the wording and attacked the city as perverse in reading it as affecting hundreds of “other” people.
When warning notices terminating cover were sent out to some local judges, the President of the Police Association and other influential individuals, there was an immediate reaction in filing this case. A federal judge has now issued an injunction to restrain the city from implementing the ordinance pending a full hearing. The city, of course, has not defended the ordinance. It is on record as believing the wording of the ordinance to be discriminatory. Curiously, when the religious organisation tried to file a brief to support the ordinance, the judge ruled it had no standing to be a party. It will, however, be allowed to present arguments as a “friend of the court”.
What it all boils down to is a simple test. To be enforceable, the ordinance must fulfill a genuine public purpose, particularly because this will force the city to break the contract with the health insurer. It should be said that if the voters thought they were saving the city money and were reducing the deficit, the ordinance could deliver a legitimate public benefit except the city’s deficit is not that bad.
Putting this into a broader context, many cities are now finding themselves in similar difficulties with family values being used as an overall justification for cutting benefits to those not formally married. The Christian Right is on the march. So, when it comes to city health insurance plans, many equality groups are warming up proposals for the next round of elections. They are all aiming to outlaw any form of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and so on when it comes to all aspects of health insurance coverage. It could all be building to some interesting city elections particularly in the southern states.
For other highly informative insights on numerous topics from Haz Duell visit http://www.hiinetwork.com/health-insurance-plans.html. Haz Duell is a professional journalist with 15 years of experience delivering news to the public.
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Singapore, Singapore (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd is proud to win the Business Superbrands 2014 Award. This award is presented to companies that have met stringent global standards set by the Superbrands organization and have achieved brand excellence.
Other Superbrands winners this year include Capitaland, Singtel, Citygas and Natsteel.
‘Business Superbrands’ is a brand recognition for established business-to-business brands. Brands need to pass two stages of evaluation to qualify for this award. Firstly, brands are accessed on locality, longevity and financial stability.
Following which, the brand panel consisting of an independent group of marketing and communications professionals evaluate the brand and scores against five major criteria; brand reputation, market share, innovation, recognition and corporate social responsibility.
Over the years, Superbrands have presented awards to top global brands which include Disney, Deutsche Bank, Subway, The New York Times, Deloitte, Bose, Visa, Rolls Royce, FedEx and Heinz.
“The world came to Singapore 175 times in 2013 to attend various global conferences and exhibitions. Verztec was always there as one of the enabling forces behind the scene to make idea exchanges possible and business deals successfully concluded. I am sure many would happily join me to welcome Verztec on stage – not behind the scene this time, but to receive the Superbrands award it truly deserves.” – His Excellency Teng Theng Dar, Singapore Non-Resident Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman & Founder, Business Compass Consultancy.
Since 2000, Verztec has grown from a 3 persons startup to a company with over 200 employees around the world.
However, its company culture revolving around team work, customer success, happiness-at-work, having integrity, helping the less privileged and very basics of work hard and play hard, remains the same since day 1.
“I have known Nicholas for a while and his team has uncompromising professionalism. Equally important is that they have a big heart and contribute tirelessly to community services.” – Von Chan, Director & General Manager of Domestic Business Imaging Solutions, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.
Verztec serves customers through its 3 main service pillars – Communicate, Educate and Publish, offering an end-to-end solution for clients venturing into overseas markets with its creative design and professional translation solutions for websites, e-learning, print collateral and mobile applications as well as improving profitability of international operations for companies through innovative organizational development solutions and learning technologies.
Verztec measures its success not only in financial performance but also the number of enduring mutual successes that it cultivate along the way with clients, business and charity partners around the world.
“We are deeply humbled and honored to have been selected as a Business Superbrands award recipient this year. Superbrands is the Top International Brand Award for global brands. We are proud to help carry the Singapore flag and to represent our industry in this prestigious annual event. This would not have been possible without the hard work put in by all our staff, the trust given to us by our customers and also the support by all our partners around the world. Winning this award means a lot to me personally as it is also a gift to my family and loved ones, for being understanding and always there to encourage me in moments of tough challenges.” – Nicholas Goh, Founder and CEO of Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd.
The Superbrands tribute event will be held on 29 September 2014.
For more details, please visit to our Facebook page and Website nearer to the event date.
Founded in 2000, Verztec is a leading ISO 9001:2008 Global Content Consulting Company which supports a third of the world’s Fortune 500 corporations in their global communication needs. Through 9 offices located worldwide, Verztec has been working with clients of various sizes, across 26 diverse industries for their translation of communications and global training needs.
Some of Verztec clients include HP, Microsoft, UBS, Rolls Royce, Bechtel, Citibank, Sony, P&G, Unilever, AIA, Novartis, Pfizer, Tata Consultancy, Chanel, Google, Singtel, Eaton etc.
Over the years, Verztec has earned a reputation for providing strategic guidance for global learning initiatives for international corporations as well as the design and production of web, mobile and business communications in more than 100 foreign languages.
Verztec has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Singapore by the Business Times, Sunday Times and Lianhe ZaoBao, and has been awarded a number of prestigious awards such as the Spirit of Enterprise Award, SME One Asia Award, Emerging Enterprise Award as well as the Singapore Prestige Brand Award.
Verztec is ranked one of the top 50 companies in the language services industry by Common Sense Advisory, an independent Massachusetts-based research firm.
For more information, please contact:
1. Han Huiying – Senior Executive, Marketing
2. Chee Hui Ling – Manager, Marketing
Phone: +65-6577 4646
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Friendswood, Texas (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
In a 2012 Wall Street Journal article, Cynthia Crossen observes that the notable lack of modern novels set during the Great Depression may be due to the daunting challenge of “making art out of suffering.” To help fill the void, Nancy Powell, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation award winner, has contributed a new novel “Listen for the Angles.” It tells the inspiring story of a family nurturing dreams and making good times in spite of such widespread bleakness.
“Listen for the Angels” is the third book in Powell’s Ollie’s Angels Series, the story of a gutsy Arkansas farm girl with a gift for angelic premonitions. Based on stories handed down in her own family, Powell tells Ollie’s tale from her birth in the early 1900s, through the early years of her marriage to Roy Glenn, and into their later family life during the 1950s. Each chapter in this new book is an episode leading readers through adventures and revealing what it was like to live through the Great Depression.
“My mother lived during this era and truly believed in premonitions and guardian angels,” says Powell. “This series shows history, prejudice, hardships, customs, and simple pleasures of farm and community life. It will refresh the memories of anyone who grew up on a farm and enlighten others about the joys and hardships of a Christian farm community from the early 1900s to mid 1950s. I hope it also entertains with mystery, suspense, and romance.”
This new book picks up the story in 1937 as Ollie and Roy Glenn struggle to keep their farm during the Great Depression. Like so many others, they leave to pursue a better life in California, but finding it’s not the Promised Land, they return to Arkansas.
On a small farm, they labor with mortgage payments, drought, and sickness. Roy leaves almost every year to find jobs to supplement farm income, while Ollie and the children work the land and struggle with storms, hunger, wild animals, and prowling neighbors who steal even diapers. Eventually, Roy wants to hire help, but Ollie’s angelic premonitions cause her to plead against it. Later, they learn that the man requesting work is a serial killer who has murdered 22 people.
At last, Ollie and Roy can afford to buy the farm of their dreams in 1946. Their love story continues though the ups and downs of money, health, and family concerns until it finds a hopeful ending with four children grown and Roy and Ollie beginning their dream of operating a Grade ‘A’ dairy farm.
“Dark Secrets,” the first book in the series, begins in the early 1900s with Ollie trying to get home after receiving a head injury in an attack by two boys suspected of rape and murder. She remains in a coma for five days, recalling vivid events of her first fifteen years. The coma ends when an angel tells her to wake up because her brother needs her.
In “Angels for All” Ollie believes in premonitions sent by guardian angels, but has no warning of hardships to come with drought and The Great Depression. Roy and Ollie start married life in a two-room sharecropper house, striving for a better future and a place of their own. Each chapter is an episode that illustrates different challenges imposed by farm life and this stark period in American history.
The Ollie’s Angels Series is available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and other booksellers.
Nancy Powell is married and the mother of two children and grandmother of seven. She is a member of the Valley View Church of Christ, River Valley Writers of Fort Smith, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc., and Roundtable Poets. She has an Associates degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Over the years she has received several awards including one for her “Ollie’s Angels” series by the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation. She is retired from the City of Fort Smith with 29 years of service as Traffic Coordinator.
TotalRecall Publications Inc. was founded in 1998 by Bruce Moran, a former NASA IT professional who transitioned into computer instruction and educational materials. The company began with the introduction of study guides and Q&A testing software for various computer and financial certification exams and expanded into library and information science textbooks in 2007. Since 2008, the publisher has been developing a fiction product line by debut authors that focuses on mysteries, thrillers, and military action. Additionally, TotalRecall has expanded into general nonfiction and now publishes more than 200 non-fiction and fiction titles, all distributed worldwide through book retailers and wholesalers and via eBook databases such as ebrary, EBSCO, and Books24x7.com. http://www.totalrecallpress.com.
Some cool mother images:
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For my darling Mum who is Loved and Remembered every day, and to all the other Mums who are not here today ,
Happy Mothers Day.
Mother & Son
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This pair may have had something to do with Newtown Castle near Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare. Apparently, this is a ballad singer and his mother. The paper the son is holding is a printed poem with the heading Lines on the Scenery round St. Bridget’s Well in the County Clare.
Date: Circa 1890
NLI Ref.: L_CAB_06213
Wareham, MA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Ingrid Rockwell, a cook at Deerfield Elementary School in Deerfield, Wisc. was declared the $ 2,000 grand prize winner in the 2014 Cranberry Marketing Committee USA / Wisconsin School Foodservice Cranberry Recipe Contest. Wisconsin school foodservice professionals submitted their best school foodservice recipe featuring cranberries, a Wisconsin-grown fruit. Rockwell came out on top for her “Cranzy Chicken Taco,” a sweet and savory medley of cranberry parmesan chicken topped with dried cranberry bean salad and cranberry mayonnaise.
The Cranberry Marketing Committee USA (CMC), in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team asked Wisc. school foodservice employees to “Get Their Cran On!” in this first-ever school foodservice U.S. cranberry recipe contest. Rockwell was awarded $ 1,000 for herself and another $ 1,000 for her school. Two runners-up won $ 500 for themselves and another $ 500 for their schools.
“This contest celebrates school foodservice professionals and their efforts to provide Wisconsin students with great tasting, nutritious meals. I was amazed at the creative, kid-friendly recipes that catered to school lunch guidelines and featured the U.S.-grown cranberry. The CMC will make these recipes available to school foodservice employees across the country through our School Foodservice Toolkit.” said Scott J. Soares, Executive Director of the Cranberry Marketing Committee USA.
Winner Ingrid Rockwell loves cooking with cranberries for their tartness and great versatility in sweet and savory dishes. Though she has only worked in school foodservice for eight months, Ingrid is no stranger to the hustle and bustle of a lunch rush, having owned and operated a food cart at the Dane County Farmers’ Market for nine years.
Runner-up Diane Swiontek, Foodservice Manager at Clayton School District created a Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad. Pamela Zuberbier, Head Cook at St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Fond du Lac earned the other runner-up spot for her fruity Razzy Cran-Grape Gelatin.
“These winning recipes demonstrate the passion our school foodservice professionals have for their work. We were thrilled to see schools develop such creative and healthful recipes with a fruit native to Wisconsin,” said Julie Cox, RDN, CD, Assistant Director of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team.
For official contest rules and details, visit: http://www.CranRecipeContest.com.
About the Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA (CMC)
The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Authority for its actions are provided under Chapter IX, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, referred to as the Federal Cranberry Marketing Order, which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended. This Act specifies cranberries as a commodity that may be covered, regulations that may be issued, guidelines for administering the programs, and privileges and limitations granted by Congress. For more information about the CMC, visit http://www.uscranberries.com. Follow at http://www.twitter.com/uscranberries and http://www.facebook/cranbecravers.
About the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team
The Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team provides nutrition information and program guidance to sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program, and the USDA Food Distribution Program. The Team is also responsible for a variety of nutrition education initiatives that involve collaboration with other state agencies, UW-Extension, and regional and statewide child nutrition advocacy groups.
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Reading the book by the premier comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell entitled The Hero with a Thousand Faces offers the reader insight into “The Monomyth.” According to Campbell, all mythologies, including religions, have repeated the entirety or chapters of the same tale again and again, despite the cultural differences and details. This tale is the monomyth, the story of the Hero’s Journey. The hero is the archetype for every being embarking upon a spiritual quest. Once assembled linearly, the Hero’s Journey offers a road map of sorts for those who wish to gain insight into their own personal spiritual journey.
This book has inspired many of the author’s thoughts, including recently those related to the male/female archetypal roles. Campbell speaks of the varying forms of goddess worship that have been moved away from, or lost. We recall female deities and super beings such as Gaia, Mother Earth, Kali, Quan Yin, Mother Mary, etc. He then informs us of the stage of separation from the infantile oceanic experience of the womb. We are separated from the mother/world, and then must achieve mastery of the world through overcoming this separation. This is directly related to the stage of “Atonement with the Father,” again regarding reconciliation of fears and anxieties. It is to become one (at-one-ment) with the Father. Whereas the mother represents the physical world, the father is an analogue of the abstract and metaphysical, the oversoul.
Campbell continues to discuss, as brilliantly as Freud does, the perceived traits of the Mother and Father. The mother’s love is kind, forgiving, and unconditionally accepting. The father’s love is an affection that must be earned through trials, hardships, and suffering.
Once both are realized, the Hero finally grasps the ultimate truth that the mother and father are simply aspects of the same thing, and this thing is himself.
Many people experienced a childhood with an overbearing authoritative father figure, who could not allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to exhibit compassion. Through punishments and rewards, the father regulates the ingredients of one’s youth. These laws and guidelines are eventually assimilated into an oversoul, or conscience. It directs us to feel guilty, proud, ashamed, etc. These attributes are eventually projected upon “god the father.” But universally and usually this is only one half of the parental unit. Many people presently forget about the Mother.
This book brings to the attention of the reader the tendency to project our ideas upon the heavenly father, whilst our higher functioning is programmed to emulate our earthly fathers. To break this oftentimes damaging and limiting cognitive framework, it is useful to choose to reprogram and project Motherly attributes instead. Some form of ideas will occupy the psyche. They might as well be nicer and more friendly.
Joseph Campbell’s writings on the Mother have provided a more rich understanding of what Krishna Das is referring to when he sings “Everywhere I turn, you kiss my face.” It’s an eternally warm embrace in the very real physically interconnected world. Too much concern with transcendence of duality forces one to miss the comprehension of the abstract father and concrete mother which is required for reconciliation anyways. This existential thinking founded upon void and non-being used to be frightening, but once groundlessness is enveloped by the Mother, the mystery becomes less threatening… almost welcoming.
For more information on spiritual insight, such as possible spiritual confusion in an acute psychotic break, please visit Jared B. Hobbs at his blog Meditations and become a Scholar of Consciousness!
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Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
Celebrating National Kids and Pets Day April 26 in support of the bond between pets and children, Pets Add Life (PAL), a campaign celebrating the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership, is sharing a few quick care and handling tips to consider when introducing kids to new furry pals.
Gentle Hands – Teaching kids to be gentle is a huge contributor to the relationship they can have with a pet. Take the time to demonstrate the proper way to interact with animals, which is calmly (no loud noises) and with non-threatening hands, such as a low, closed fist or open palm for the animal to sniff and become familiar with. Kids should never tug on pets and should avoid their ears, eyes, and mouth when petting and playing.
Approach With Caution – Whether kids are meeting a new pet at home or at a friend’s or neighbor’s house, it’s important to emphasize personal space and permission. Remind kids to stand at a safe distance and not crowd the animal with their faces or fingers, as new pets can often be scared and timid. Kids should also ask the owner for permission to pet an animal before approaching them.
Calm Demeanor – Explain to kids that animals don’t share in excitement the way humans do, and that loud noises or quick movements can startle them, which can provoke an ill response such as biting or shying away. Animals can feel more at ease when humans act gentle, doting, and attentive, rather than surrounded by jumping and shouting.
Warning Signs – Adults have an easier time judging when an animal simply isn’t comfortable. But when a small child can’t wait to pet or play with their new companion, they might be oblivious to warning signs. Most pets will approach an open palm with friendly curiosity, giving the ‘ok’ to be handled. If an animal turns their head, walks away, puts their ears back, cowers, hides their tail between their legs or shows teeth, it’s crucial for children to know that playtime is a no-no.
Proper Care – Pets can serve as major stepping-stones in teaching children responsibilities. When welcoming a new pet to the family, encourage children to help care for them by feeding them daily; keeping bowls filled with fresh, clean water; grooming pets; cleaning up after them regularly; and providing pets with ample play.
Further promoting the bond between pets and children, Pets Add Life is pleased to host its Annual Children’s Poetry Contest, encouraging children in grades third through eighth to write and submit creative poems surrounding the joys and benefits pets have on their lives for a chance at winning top prizes. One winner is selected in each grade level and the 7th Annual Children’s Poetry Contest will return September 1, 2014. For more information, visit http://petsaddlife.org/childrens-poetry-contest.
Founded by The American Pet Products Association (APPA), the non-profit PAL campaign is designed to help people celebrate the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership and encourage increased pet adoption.
For more information on the PAL campaign, visit PetsAddLife.org or contact Brooke Gersich at 775-322-4022 or Brooke(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.
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