Archive for January, 2013

The Sin Warriors: Bringing A Dark, Dangerous Era To Life

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Jacksonville, FL – It doesn’t take much to destroy careers, pull families apart and ruin lives. As author Julian Earl Farris states: “A mix of ignorance and hatred, combined with an insatiable lust for power, will suffice.  And in Florida, circa 1958, that unholy mix fermented in the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, a.k.a. the Johns Committee.”  

Family bonds, created by blood and by choice, bring both acceptance and redemption in Julian Farris’s new novel, The Sin Warriors (Lethe Press), a drama that unfolds against a backdrop of bigotry and intolerance, and based on actual events that follow a McCarthy-era demagogue who uses the threat of Communism to persecute homosexuals and ruin the lives of Florida college students and employees.  

“Using blackmail, intimidation and coercion, the Johns Committee—led by segregationist state senator Charley Eugene Johns—managed to ‘disappear’ more than 300 suspected homosexual students, faculty and administrators from Florida’s public colleges, universities and schools,” says Farris.

The author uses the treachery of that time to explore themes of self-knowledge, love, loyalty and resilience. In The Sin Warriors, echoes of the past come to life in the form of Billy Sloat, a small-town Florida politician who climbs to statewide office over the backs of the disenfranchised and disfavored. Exploiting the fears and mistrust of his constituents, Sloat launches a McCarthy-era witch hunt targeting gays and lesbians in academia under the premise that these “weak links” could be used by communists to infiltrate schools and corrupt students.  Caught in the maelstrom, student David Ashton, another product of small town Florida, and his friends try to preserve their integrity and their futures.

In rich detail, Farris recounts a coming-of-age story in which families—the ones we’re born to and the ones we make for ourselves—create the supports by which men and women stand or stumble. As in the real Johns Committee scandal, while some characters in the book fold under the oppression of Sloat and his henchmen, some carry scars into the future, and others emerge sadder and stronger.    

Under pressure from historians, in 1993 the archives of the Johns Committee investigations and hearings were made public and redacted copies of the documents can be found in the Florida State Archives. Before writing his book, Farris spent months “combing those documents and interviewing survivors of Florida’s gay purge.” As evidenced by the many rave reviews, the result is a moving, entertaining read, but it also includes a story that needs to be told.

Julian Farris earned an M. A. in English and Humanities at Florida State University and later taught humanities, became an avid sailor, environmentalist and animal rights advocate. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his life partner and two rescue cats. Julian is currently working on a second novel, Families and Other Strangers.

For more information, please visit: www.julianearlfarris.com

Available at fine bookstores and online outlets
The Sin Warriors by Julian E. Farris
Publisher: Lethe Press
ISBN-10: 1590212746
ISBN-13: 978-1590212745

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Joyful Manifestation: A Life Of Happiness And Abundance Is Within Your Grasp

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Fremont, CA – In a unique and compelling blend of world philosophies, Sugandhi Iyer offers a glittering gift: true happiness and success. A life journey is all about getting into the space of true joy, and creating from that space, and she guides the reader forward in her book Joyful Manifestation: Ten Steps to Empower Yourself and Attract a Happy and Successful Life (Balboa Press).

“Life is meant to be lived free of stress,” Iyer says. “Life is meant to be lived knowing that everything is in divine and perfect order. Life is magical. Life is filled with infinite potential. Just tap into it. There is a ten-step process to finding that space and manifesting the joy and success you are meant to have,” she says. In a world which increasingly seems to turn to violence and away from love and joy, Iyer affirms that connecting to your inner joy is of paramount importance in order to create external evidence of success.

Step-by-step, she explains how to evaluate your universe to find out what works for you, and what does not and to change it. Joyful Manifestation helps you discover who you really are, and get empowered to have this universe work well for you. You will also understand how successful people think, and what makes them who they are. “Until you wake up and take stock of what keeps happening to you, you cannot bring in the change that you would like to see. This world is made up of dualities and at any point you could be experiencing the negative aspect of what you’d like to see happen, instead of the positive. You can change this by using the Joyful Manifestation process,” she says.

Iyer was born and brought up in India and came to live in the United States as a young adult. Greatly influenced by Eastern and Western philosophies, she studied the works of ancient and modern teachers and explored various healing modalities. She is a Success Coach who enables people to reach for their goals and attain them. “Success starts with how you feel about yourself and then your world,” she says.

“Your material world is a reflection of your inner world and when your inner world contains excitement, delight, power, and joy, whatever you do happens from this space and brings back manifestations that embody that happiness, giving you cause for celebration,” Iyer says. “When you are in the space of joy, your dominant energy will be joy and will pull in more joyful events. With this joy you can spin the web of your life. The universe works in a particular way, and once you know how it really works, you can create your life with this knowledge. Joyful Manifestation shows you how.”

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Ever More Complex Telecom And Technology Needs Demand The Expertise Of Teligistics

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Houston, TX – It would come as no surprise to most CEOs and CFOs that telecom and technology costs are ballooning almost as fast as healthcare costs. For a Texas-sized problem, it takes an oversized solution: Teligistics, a company which recently exceeded the $7 billion mark in total contract value procured on behalf of client companies since its founding in 1997.

Known as the ‘Texas Negotiator,’ Dave Roberts is CEO of Teligistics. When large, publicly-traded enterprises need an expert on their side to negotiate their complex telecom and technology contracts, Roberts is who they call. An expert in his field, with one U.S. patent to his credit and another pending, his reputation as a tough negotiator has earned him respect both in the U.S. and around the world.

“We continue to win for our clients ‘Best in Class’ contracts because we have the technology, subject domain expertise, experience and the market data necessary to deliver outstanding results.” Roberts says. “Our company is undoubtedly the leading source for large enterprise procurement of complex global voice, data and technology related contracts.”

Telecom budgets keep increasing when the cost of technology and communications services usually goes down over time. “This is because the average telecom cost per employee is exploding and the rate of telecom consumption outpaces the natural downward trend of technology in the marketplace,” says Roberts. “The rate of increase in these costs per employee is second only to employee healthcare.”

In 2011, Teligistics launched their patented revolutionary online eProcurement tool Telibid™. This web-based sourcing tool allows enterprises to publish a request for pricing/proposal (RFP) online via customizable telecom templates for all categories of telecom services; i.e., wireless, local, long distance, audio/web conferencing, MPLS, Managed Services, Internet, and so much more. Telibid is the next generation of sourcing tools for enterprise-level telecom users and also includes an optional high-tech reverse auction format.

Dave Roberts is an entrepreneur, sought after speaker, published author and CEO of Teligistics – a Texas-based company serving numerous Fortune® 1000 clients in its role as the leading provider of enterprise-level telecom cost control solution tools in the U.S. They also provide client solutions in TEM (Telecom Expense Management) through its proprietary TEAM™ (telecom expense & asset management) platform for auditing, allocating and processing of telecom invoices for client companies. eMobilegistics™ manages thousands of mobile/wireless devices for client companies.

For more information, please visit: www.teligistics.com .

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
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Health Is A Choice: Get Equipped With The Tools To Make The Right Choices

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – News about the severe flu season is everywhere and we are hearing how emergency rooms across the nation are overwhelmed by people admitted with acute flu symptoms. Scientist, health expert and author Raymond Francis is an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal health maintenance. The expert advice in his book, Never Be Sick Again, shows us how to make good health choices and restore that critical sense of well-being.

His Beyond Health model, a revolutionary new understanding of health, is explained in Never Be Sick Again. This model is based on cutting-edge cellular biochemistry and molecular biology that can prevent and reverse disease. The human body, like every living organism, has specific daily needs that must be met. Without meeting these needs, the body will not function properly and optimal health cannot be maintained.

 “Keeping a healthy outlook is both one of life’s great challenges and one of life’s great opportunities. Having a purpose, a higher meaning to your life than mere existence, is a critical part of the whole picture of health,” says Francis.

But the lifestyle of the average American does not provide for these needs and, unfortunately, disease is the logical and inevitable result. “It does not have to be this way,” says Francis. “Health is a choice. Every choice we make from the time we get up until the time we go to bed affects our health. If you’re willing to work and provide for your health, you’ll discover that, with even a modest amount of education and effort, it is possible to make better choices.”

Francis will soon release a new book focusing on aging and the Beyond Health model. He is an MIT-trained scientist and an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance. In addition to being a best-selling author, Francis is the creator of the internationally-presented Beyond Health Seminar, author of the “Pathways to Health” newspaper columns, and has been a guest on more than 1500 radio and television shows.

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Prominent Surgeon Barely Escapes Electrocution While Performing Surgery

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Boca Raton, FL – We all have problems in life; but imagine, after years of hard work and study to become a prominent surgeon, something goes horribly wrong in the operating room and, in an instant, your life is forever changed. It’s normally the patient that’s at risk of a complication in the operating room, not the doctor. However, one day as Emile Allen, M.D. was operating to save a woman’s life, he barely escaped being electrocuted and nearly died. He remembered hearing a voice telling him: “I’m not ready for you yet. You have more work to do.” He had no way of knowing the challenges he would face or how many times he would hear those words…

Dr. Allen had suffered a brain injury and, in a split second, went from performing intricate surgical procedures to struggling just to do simple things such as counting change at the grocery store or reading a book. The event not only changed his career but also his identity and capabilities. At the time, he didn’t understand how significant the impact of this incident would be for the rest of his life.

Eaten By The Tiger: Surrendering to an Empowered Life, by Emile Allen, M.D., is a collection of stories and insights acquired through his personal experiences as a surgeon, son and patient that helped get him through the paralysis of emotional and physical loss. He had ridden the gamut of emotions from shock and denial to full-blown depression. While learning to meditate on vacation in Fiji, he heard ‘the words’ again and was transcended to such a peaceful state of mind that his perception of the rest of the world was heightened. He had truly found the meaning of being “Eaten By The Tiger.”

For anyone who has experienced a recent loss or might be struggling with life’s daily challenges, Dr. Allen’s personal journey will undoubtedly inspire you to find your own insights. Regardless of the reason, you will be able to relate to something in his compelling story because it will touch some aspect of your life.

Dr. Allen’s fascinating inside stories of life as a surgeon, life lessons learned from his frustration with the healthcare industry, and his own personal experiences as a patient all exhibit a compassion for others that blends perfectly with his dry wit and grabs the reader’s attention from the first page. In sharing the extraordinary roller coaster ride of emotions during his long recovery that prompted his journey of self-discovery, readers may laugh or cry, but they will all be moved and inspired to overcome their own obstacles and succeed at finding their own purpose in life.

Dr. Allen is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is the former Chairman of Urology and Vice Chairman of Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.  As a retired urologist, Dr. Allen has turned his passion for helping others into inspirational speaking and writing, touching more lives than he ever could have as a surgeon.

Eaten By The Tiger is both motivating and empowering. In candidly sharing all he experienced, from his darkest moments to his utmost joy, Dr. Allen helps readers see that how we deal with life’s challenges determines the outcome of our lives.

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Trish Stevens

Jillian M. Sachtleben
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Office: (281) 333-3507
team@ascotmediagroup.com

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