Valerie Broussard to Headline the Delancey 8/27/14

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Fresh off her recent appearances at Rockwood Music Hall and Philadelphia’s Beta Hi-Fi Festival, Valerie Broussard will be headlining New York City’s The Delancey on Wednesday, August 27th. Melding pop and soul, Broussard will be headlining her first major NYC venue.

Before she takes the stage, New York rock trio Future Dead Guys will play a short set to celebrate the release of III available now on Bandcamp. III is their rambunctious debut, with band members Ron Moore & Adam Platka holding down the groove for frontman Drew Broussard’s sailing vocals and screaming guitar.

Opening the evening will be British pop up-and-comer Jake Sims, making his stateside debut. Sims has been a rising star across the pond and will join Valerie Broussard for their hit duet, “Tell Me (Before You Leave)” at the Delancey.

Doors will open at 7:45pm and tickets are $ 10. The Delancey is located on 168 Delancey St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

VALERIE BROUSSARD: Valerie Broussard was born and raised in Springfield, Pennsylvania where she first exhibited a love of performing when she insisted on singing Aretha Franklins Respect at the library talent show. She was six years old.

After high school, Valerie moved to England to study philosophy at University College London. At UCL she focused on political theory and ethics and wrote a dissertation on ethics and audience emotional reaction in the performing arts. While completing undergraduate and graduate degrees, she continued to perform in musicals and was featured in two professional operas. During that time she made her live rock debut alongside acclaimed British blues artist Will Johns at 12 Bar in London.

Recent performing highlights include MSKs Pre-Grammy Party (Los Angeles) The 100 Club (London), and The Basement (Nashville).

FUTURE DEAD GUYS: Born out of a long-gestating plan by bassist Ron Moore to convince his nephew to move to New York, Future Dead Guys first creaked to life in January 2011 when said nephew (frontman Drew Broussard) joined Moore and drummer Adam Platka for a boozy jam session.

Chemistry was quickly evident and after quite a lot of time resisting the inevitable, they all agreed to get slightly more serious about the thing. The trio plays a blend of rock, blues, jazz, and pop the sound of a collective 100+ years on the planet and music influences to match. Theyve decided that the time is right to unleash the grooves. The world will never be the same.

JAKE SIMS: Jake Sims first caught the public eye when he was awarded Best Male Vocalist by BBC Gloucestershire. His YouTube covers have garnered over 150,000 views and 50,000 hits for his original material on Soundcloud. After winning the prestigious ‘Best Male Vocalist’ in the C.Y.S Voice Of Wales, he was invited to headline at St. David’s Hall.

Since then, he has headlined for the Elton John Aids Foundation at Kensington Roof Gardens for ‘Revival’, an event hosted by Alan Carr. Over the past six months, Jake has performed to thousands of people in venues that include The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, The Pheasantry in South Kensington and Oxford Streets 100 Club.

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iFunding to Present on Real Estate Crowdfunding at Southern CT REIA in Fairfield, CT on September 10, 2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

iFunding, Americas real estate crowdfunding platform, announces that Scott Lichtman will be speaking at a meetup about crowdfunding sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association (SoCT REIA) on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 pm. The event will take place at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Post Road, in Fairfield, Conn.

Lichtman will compare crowdfunding to traditional means of real estate financing, and explain how individual investors and project sponsors ranging from home fix-and-flippers to commercial property managers can maximize their returns from this investment approach. They will also discuss the government rules and regulations surrounding crowdfunding. There will be a Q&A following the presentation.

The meetup, which is open to the public, is designed to give real estate investors and professionals in the Connecticut-New York area a convenient focal point for networking and learning. Fifty people are expected to attend the crowdfunding session, which includes meet-and-greet time and as well as the educational talk. Entry is $ 10 per person. Register here to reserve a seat.

Investors should be excited about crowdfundings ability to offer a variety of real estate investment projects, across the country, not just locally, with very low minimum investments, commented Deirdre Virvo, co-organizer of the Southern CT REIA and managing partner of CT Property Network, LLC. Edward Zislis, co-organizer of the REIA and also a managing partner at CT Property Network, added, As active project managers ourselves, Deirdre and I can see how crowdfunding opens up new financing paths for many developers. Were excited to present iFundings guidance on this strategy.

The Southern CT REIA, which has 150 members, brings together active real estate investors and professionals to share knowledge and opportunities. Previous meetups focused on educating participants about self-directed IRAs, probate sales, passive cash-flow investments, property auctions, multi-family investment evaluations and other topics. Through the CT Property Network, its organizers Virvo and Zislis specialize in offering investors opportunities in interest-bearing investments in home fix-and-flips and buy-and-holds. They currently manage over a dozen properties and redevelop homes throughout the year.

Speaker Scott Lichtman is a 25-year veteran of the financial services, software and strategic consulting industries. He received his Bachelors in Computer Science from MIT, a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Lichtman is an expert regarding collaborative web sites, having played an early role in expert advisory networks, crowdsourcing, open source software, business instant messaging, e-commerce, and knowledge management. He invests in home refurbishment projects, commercial real estate and crowdfunded projects through his LLC, Heartland Real Estate.

About iFunding

iFunding is a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, facilitating equity and debt fundraising for single family homes, multi-family residences, apartment towers, retail locations, office buildings and mixed-used buildings. iFunding provides opportunities for accredited investors to invest in institutional-quality real estate deals, with a minimum investment of just $ 5,000. The company specializes in preferred equity investing and directly oversees each deal throughout its lifespan, providing extensive information and transparency to give investors insight and oversight into their investments. iFunding is based in New York with investments across the U.S. and offices in San Diego and Singapore. Visit for more information, or connect with us on LinkedIn at, on Facebook at , or via @inno_funding on Twitter. The corporate phone number for investor and operator inquiries is (844) 367-4386.

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Science Unchecked in SBPRA’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Emmanuel”, Now Available in Digital Editions

(PRWEB) September 05, 2014

World War II scientists rush to create a new species: intelligent half-men, half-animal products of genetic manipulation. But instead of becoming the ultimate warrior, when the creatures are tortured and murdered in the name of science, the revenge they then seek is catastrophic for mankind.

During the war, twin sisters Ruth and Kareen Van-derwal are being held as sex slaves by the Japanese in the Dutch East Indies. Twins have long been a fascination of Nazi scientists for experimentation. What will happen to these girls?

This suspenseful, apocalyptic science fiction novel has it all: love, hate, murder, greed, power, sex, and science gone crazy. The action spans the globe and doesnt end until the present day. See what happens as countries around the world fight terrorism and savagery in the dramatic tale “Emmanuel”.

“EMANNUEL” (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-62857-192-9, ePub ISBN: 978-1-62857-191-2) is available for $ 9.99 at or

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and in multi-formats for other e-Readers through numerous vendors online.

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-62212-972-0, $ 18.95) can also be ordered through the publishers website:, Amazon, or the website of Barnes and Noble.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)aeg-online-store(dot)com.

About the Author:

Lilian White is from Queensland, Australia. She was formerly a nurse and an English tutor. She is an Honored Member of Worldwide Branding, had two Honorable Mentions from News’ Digest International and Continental Broadcasting Network of America made her a candidate for the World’s “Who’s Who” that recognizes her for her achievements and her writing skill. Filmmakers in the United States are currently considering her novel “In Loves Time”.

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Stalked, the Highly Anticipated Sequel to the Critically Acclaimed Novel, The Boy Who Said No, by Patti Sheehy, is Now Available, Worldwide

Longboat Key, Florida (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

Oceanview Publishing is proud to announce the release of Stalked, the highly anticipated follow up to The Boy Who Said No by Patti Sheehy, September 2, 2014.

Stalked is available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-60809-125-6, 360 Pages, Historical Fiction/Thriller) and all Digital/eBook Formats (ISBN: 978-1-60809-126-3) through Booksellers and Public Libraries everywhere.

Frank Mederos story of heroism continues…

Patti Sheehy continues Frank Mederos true-life story of romance, suspense, and intrigue in Stalked: The Boy Who Said No. After defecting from Cubas Special Forces and making a harrowing escape from his homeland, Frank faces new challenges in America. With five dollars in his pocket and a boatload of determination, he rejects an offer to join the CIA and takes his chances on achieving the American dream.

Frank and his sweetheart, Magda, want nothing more than marriage, children, and a nice life for themselves. Frank dreams of celebrating milestone anniversaries with Magda, but his dreams are dashed. Instead, the couple faces a challenge neither of them could ever imagine. Meanwhile, sinister forces in Cuba plan to avenge Franks escape. Can Frank outwit Cuban operatives bent on killing him? Will he again overcome the forces of evil?

A tale of tender love, devastating loss, and the life-saving power of friendship.

About the Author…

Patti Sheehy grew up along the Delaware River in Yardley, PA. She earned a degree in history from Rider University. Sheehy ran her own marketing communications firm, did extensive magazine writing, and helped launch a magazine. Over the years, she served as a marketing executive, primarily in the healthcare industry.

Sheehys first book, The Boy Who Said No: An Escape to Freedom, based on the true-life story of Frank Mederos, was released to critical acclaim and won the USA Best Book Finalist Award in its genre of historical fiction.

Stalked: The Boy Who Said No continues the harrowing story of Frank Mederos.

Patti lives with her husband, Robert Hunter, in Haddon Heights, NJ.

Ms. Sheehy and Mr. Mederos have developed discussion questions for book clubs and reading groups available at Discussion Questions

Patti Sheehy’s website is

The following engagements are scheduled:

Tuesday, September 2, Release of Stalked: The Boy Who Said No by Oceanview Publishing

Friday, September 12, Book Launch for Stalked: The Boy Who Said No at Tavistock Country Club, Haddonfield, NJ. Time: 6-9 pm

Thursday, September 25, Franklin Township Library, 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville, NJ 08322. Time: 7-8 pm. Contact: Denise Saia 856-856-2833

Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Bird Key Yacht Club, Sarasota, Fla.

Tuesday, October 7. PECO Energy. Energy Hall. 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Time: 11:30. Contact: Anna Mae Migliaccio, 214-841-5776. Event Coordinator: Diane Antonelli

Saturday, October 11. Collingswood Book Fest, Collingswood, NJ. Time: 10 am to 5 pm.

Tuesday, October 14, Haddon Fortnightly, Haddonfield, NJ. Contact: Debbie Irvine 856-428-0053. Time: 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 16, Junior League Book Club, Princeton, NJ. Home of Ann Strumpen-Darrie, 120 Lafayette Rd., Princeton, NJ (609-924-7484). Contact: Linda Wallis Scammell. (214-803-9633). Time: Noon

Wednesday, November 5, PEO Organization, Moorestown Chapter. Time: 11 am. Contact: Karen Arsenaua 856-753-9526 (Suzanne Hill)

Thursday, November 20, Rider University, North 208 (next to library). Time: 4:30 to 6 pm. Contact: Assunta Deliman

Hamilton/Robinsville Sunshine Rotary ClubJoe Bellina. Time:7:55 amdate to be set

Deptford Free Public Library, 670 Ward Drive, Deptford, NJ 08096. Contact: Susanne L. Sacchetti, MLIS, Library Director. Phone: 856-848-9149. Date to be set.

Speaking Engagements for 2015

March 21, 2015. AAUW, Medford Chapter, Medford, NJ 692 Medford Leas. Place: Holly Room. Contact: Elise Behmer 609-654-6651

May 20, 2015, Parke Place Book Club, 3 Parke Place Blvd. Sewell, NJ. Time: 1:30 pm. Contact: Judy Taylor, 1-609-617-4064

June 1, 2015. Haddon Fortnightly, Kings Highway and Grove Street, Haddonfield, NJ. Time: 12:30 pm. Contact: Irene Hempstead

STALKED and THE BOY WHO SAID NO are distributed through Midpoint Trade, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bookazine, OverDrive, and all other better literary distributors.

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Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

October 2014 – Hagley Museum and Library will celebrate American Archives Month with a Library Open House on Saturday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Visitors will be able to see artifacts from the library collections and take a behind-the-scenes tour. The open house is free and open to the public. Space on tours is limited and reservations for the tour are required. RSVP to Cheryl Jackson, cjackson(at)hagley(dot)org or 302-658-2400.

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Homeostasis: Publius Alcohol Political Cannabinoid Science ~ New on the Bryan William Brickner Blog

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

Prohibition is our history, opened Bryan W. Brickner, and pro-science (empiricism) is our future: the present ~ thats political.

In Homeostasis: Publius Alcohol Political Cannabinoid Science, new on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, four 2014 PubMed articles are highlighted on cannabinoid system (CS) modulation and homeostasis – including one on the de-homeostatic (harmful) effects of chronic alcohol use. The Publius CS update includes: heteromerization, chronic alcohol harms, sensory information salience and stress response attenuation.

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Showing chronic alcohol use is harmful to the brain, Brickner explained, is not the news here; the news is that alcohol harms the prefrontal cortex of the brain by causing a down-regulation in ones cannabinoid system – in ones cannabinoid signaling.

The research notes the importance of the prefrontal cortex, continued Brickner, its the part of the brain involved in higher order thinking, decision making and our judgment.

Subserve cognitive processes, closed Brickner, thats how the research described the effects of (chronic) alcohol use on the CS.

Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999), Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006), and The Book of the Is: A book on bridges (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of receptors.

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Next Homeostasis: Burning Man edition on Saturday, 6 September ~ Publius (Ultralow) THC Political Cannabinoid Science on the Bryan William Brickner Blog.

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WSO2 to Present Webinar Series on Enterprise Integration Strategies for Empowering Businesses to Gain a Competitive Edge

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Achieving a connected business requires high connectivity and effortless compatibility across all offeringswith the flexibility to be quickly customized as different business needs arise. WSO2 will present a webinar series to help IT professionals support todays connected businesses by strengthening their enterprise integration. The five webinars will run September 3 October 1, 2014. To learn more, visit

September 3: Understanding WSO2 ESB Introduction to ESB Architecture and Message Flow

This webinar will provide an introduction to the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) architecture, explaining how it serves as the cornerstone of any robust integration solution based on the WSO2 platform. The session also will dive into ESB messaging models, message flow, message sequence, endpoints, and how responses are handled.

Webinar co-presenters Mohamed Shafreen and Buddhima Wijeeweera are both WSO2 software engineers focused on WSO2 ESB development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, September 3, from 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. PDT. For more information, visit

September 10: ESB Connectors for On-Premise and Cloud Integration Solutions

This webinar will review a variety of connectors for WSO2 ESB that allow enterprises to connect and interact with external systems. It will explain how these connectors provide a simplified configuration for accessing exposed APIs both on-premises and in a public cloud. Additionally, the session will demonstrate how to integrate an on-premises component with cloud APIs.

Co-presenting the webinar will be Chanaka Fernando, WSO2 technical lead, and Senduran Balasubramaniyam, WSO2 software engineer, who both work on WSO2 ESB development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, September 10, from 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. PDT. To learn more, visit

September 17: Integration Patterns with WSO2 ESB and WSO2 Business Process Server

This webinar will begin by reviewing concepts around stateless orchestration and the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). It then will examine how to effectively handle long-running stateful orchestration using WSO2 ESB and WSO2 Business Process Server (WSO2 BPS). Additionally, the session will demonstrate a sample integration scenario with WSO2 ESB and WSO2 BPS.

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Jointly presenting the webinar will be Isuru Udana, WSO2 senior software engineer, and Sandamal Weerasinghe, WSO2 software engineer, who both focus on WSO2 ESB development. The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit to learn more.

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