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Vimeo Appoints Anjali Sud as CEO

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:16

Vimeo, the world's largest ad-free open video platform and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), announced the appointment of Anjali Sud as Chief Executive Officer. Previously General Manager and Senior Vice President of Vimeo's flagship creator business, where she has been driving accelerating growth for the past 18 months, Ms. Sud will now oversee strategy and operations for all of Vimeo. Ms. Sud has taken over the role from Vimeo's Interim CEO, Joey Levin, who remains CEO of IAC....

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Ireland looks out of this world in new behind-the-scenes teaser video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:05

A brand new, behind-the-scenes teaser video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has just been released – complete with action shots and outtakes, as well as some stunning footage of Ireland and our very own Wild Atlantic Way.  - - The trailer was released on Saturday, 15 July, at Disney's latest D3 convention in Anaheim, California. Click here to view the new, behind-the-scenes video. -   - Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records aroun...

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Finding Hope and Overcoming Tragedy in New Memoir

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:42

Life often takes a turn for the worst; Fredrick Sipe can attest to that. When he was twenty-one, he got into a motorcycle accident that took the life of his fiancée and paralyzed his body, making him a single father to their two kids. Fortunately, he learned he didn't have to be defeated by tragedy. He shares these insights in his memoir, Living a Second Chance . -   - The book discusses in detail not only what happened on the day of the accident, but also Sipe's family life, and the str...

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DJI Ronin 2 Now Available For Pre-Order

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:48

DJI, the world's leader in creative camera technology, will begin shipping its new Ronin 2 three-axis camera stabilizer in September. The US retail price of the Ronin 2 Professional Combo, including a stabilizer, a transportation case, a remote controller, camera power cables, and a redundant battery system, is $6,999 USD. Ronin 2 allows today's camera professionals to capture stunning cinematic footage under the widest variety of situations. Based on DJI's leading gimbal technology, Roni...

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A Gripping Tale of a Young Woman's Interstellar Exploit

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:23

Wanting to provide an exemplar for women, author Suzanne Y. Snow was inspired to create a bold female character who breaks through the unfortunate circumstances around her and becomes a person of integrity. The Forrorrois series features a young woman abducted by an alien race, forced to become another person, yet finds the courage to become who she wants to be. -   - In this series, the first installment, “Forrorrois: Innocence Lost,” introduces seventeen-year-old Danica Jolan. After bein...

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Sci-Fi Romance Book Bares Religious Conflict as One of Its Storylines

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 22:32

Dorrine W. Simmering's sci-fi romance novel “Hidden Planet” (Xlibris, 2011) features a background story that narrates the founding histories of the planet Numinus and the eastern territory of Redemption. -   - A number of humans, called the Fundamentalists, decided to leave Earth, hoping to escape the injustice they had suffered from greedy and corrupt governments and their corporate backers. They later settled in Numinus and established a country, Talleyrand, on the western part of the pl...

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A Bizarre Murder Case Takes Center Stage in New Book

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 08:29

David Random takes readers on a thrilling journey in his new book “Connected: A Case of Unique Proximity.” This fast-paced read is tailor-made for murder-and-mystery enthusiasts. The novel's plotline is complex, which is the standard for this particular genre.  Serving justice must be one of the hardest jobs of all. Veteran detective Joe Antonelli finds out just how hard when he is presented with a bizarre case that puts him in a legal dilemma. The suspect for the murder of a Harvard pr...

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Fantasy Novel Poses the Big Questions

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:00

Most fantasy novels bring readers to marvel at the powers or extraordinary abilities of the main characters, but only a few of them would get the readers to pause and reflect over a line or scene for a minute or two. Good books make readers ponder over tough questions. Peter Lobban's “FernMacht” (CreateSpace, 2015) is just one of those books. -   - “FernMacht” opens with a conversation between the protagonist and his father. The young John McAllen talks to his father, a physics professor,...

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In One-of-a-kind Fantasy Novel, Angelic Creatures Appears In the Midwest

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:00

Fancy a story where a strange object appears from the ground in the Midwest, which phenomenon requires the intervention of the military and attracts curious minds and opportunists? Then you should not miss Collette Jackson-Fink's “Daughters of Twilight” (Outskirts Press, 2013). -   - The events in “Daughters of Twilight” occur in a sleepy Midwestern city of Waterloo, Iowa, which is thrown into national spotlight when a massive and mysterious black pyramid-like structure sprouts up in a co...

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Bioterrorism Rears Its Ugly Head in Mystery Novel

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:02

The story behind James Frazee's first work of fiction, “The Mosquito Bites,” is fueled by his experiences working in the chemical industry. In his book, the protagonist, Alex Gregory, faces a life-threatening predicament after he discovers a company secret. -   - Alex Gregory's employment at Sterling Chemicals, a multimillion-dollar organization, takes a dangerous turn after his unearthing of the company's clandestine operations. Now Alex attempts to save humanity from an imminent ecologic...

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“Victoria Island” - A British African Love Story

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:26

BOS Films has announced the production of their latest project: “Victoria Island.” Set in London and Lagos Nigeria, the feature film follows the life of a stuck-up fashionista who is given a reality check when she reluctantly goes on a working trip to Nigeria. - - Elizabeth James is a girl who likes the finer things in life. She lives in a plush apartment in Mayfair London with her rich American boyfriend, works for a multi-national clothi

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Iowan Author Throws In a Love Story in Her Fantasy Fiction Novel

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:27

A mysterious object comes straight out of the ground in a small Midwestern city, and it throws the residents into chaos. Soldiers and scientists are soon deployed to the site. Amidst the confusion and terror that consume everyone, a potential romance occurs between one of the soldiers and one of the supernatural beings who use the mysterious object as a doorway to the human world. This is the story readers will get when they reader Collette Jackson-Fink's Daughters of Twilight. -   - Publis...

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How Parent's Teachings Become Essential for Child Development

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:46

One could learn from experience or from the words of a parent. Dr. Edward Khiwa teaches this through his father's wisdom embedded in the book entitled What My Father Told Me at Three in the Morning. -   - The book highlights Dr. Khiwa's adventures and misadventures in foreign lands and how he makes his father's philosophies into his own to survive in a heavily Internet-influenced generation. The book showcases the rich tradition of the people in the African communities: fighting and killi...

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Best Selling Book, “Danny is Different,” Is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days - (until 05/12/2017) -

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 05:00

Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Tedi Wixom's new book, “Danny is Different.” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on May 8th. - - “Danny is Different” is a children's illustrated story for kids of all ages. It is filled with vivid art, and has Spanish and English words on one side, which makes reading easy for grandparents and encourages learning a second language. - - The book teaches values of tenacity, love, and self-worth. “Danny is Differen...

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Of Murder, Mystery, and Mosquitoes

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:35

James R. Frazee, PhD, bridge instructor, and passionate cook, has released his debut novel, The Mosquito Bites: A Mystery Novel. This first foray into fiction was inspired by Frazee's experiences while working at a chemical company. -   - In The Mosquito Bites, protagonist Alex Gregory finds himself in a precarious situation upon starting his first job at Sterling Chemicals. His first assignment is to work on a new million-dollar pesticide which, he slowly discovers, may cause a chemical...

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Novel Reminds Readers to 'Seize the Moment' When It Comes to Love

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 07:00

How is it to love again after a failed relationship in the 1980s? Let Edna Stewart's “Carpe Diem” (WestBow Press, 2013) give you an idea. -   - A pure American romance tale, “Carpe Diem” (which is a Latin phrase for “seize the day) features two people on opposite sides of the pole. Classy Southern author Julia Evans heads to New York for an event. There she crosses path with a publishing tycoon, the slick and suave Thomas Bartholomew, who tries to get her to work for his company. Their me...

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Novelist Pens Three Musketeers Story Based on Dumas' Manuscript

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:29

Alexandre Dumas' literary masterpiece “The Three Musketeers” could have gotten extra chapters or the D'Artagnan Romances could have extended to more than three books if only the great storyteller had published the manuscript he left in the care of novelist Nikolay Kharin's great-great-grandfather when he visited the former Russian empire in 1858. Kharin stumbled upon the manuscript while going through his ancestor's archives. -   - After being told the manuscript was the genuine, unpublish...

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The Legacy of The Three Musketeers Lives On With a New Story

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:11

Can't get enough of the classics? Found “The Three Musketeers” or the overall “D'Artagnan Romances” wanting? Perhaps Nikolay Kharin's “Three Musketeers Again: Unknown Adventures of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan: All for One and One for All!” (Outskirts Press, 2013) should make you happy. -   - “The Three Musketeers Again” invites readers to delve into the inseparable four's exploits between the time gaps of Alexandre Dumas' sequels to his magnum opus “The Three Musketeers.” T...

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Prolific Writer Brings Back Nostalgia for the 1980s in Romance Novel

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:00

Fancy a romance tale that takes place in the roaring '80? Then you should not miss Edna Stewart's “Carpe Diem” (WestBow Press, 2013). -   - The novel, which title is a Latin phrase that means “seize the day”, is a scintillating love story between a classy Southerner Julia Evans and the slick, suave Northerner Thomas Bartholomew. Julia is an author who runs into publishing tycoon Thomas in a hallway during an event in New York. How the two meet each other for the first time and the plot tha...

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Entertaining Short Story Set in the Old West

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 02:47

The Paris Book Fair, or Livre Paris, is an important cultural gathering in France. Flocked by thousands of professionals and book fair enthusiasts, Livre Paris held in Porte de Versailles from March 24 to 27, 2017, was the recent venue of Uncle Mike's new book Saddle Sore, a story about how Ben Wong claims the inheritance left by his brother. When Ben Wong's brother, Charley Wong, dies, some family jewels were left to Ben. Charley's lawyer sent an invitation to Ben in Wyoming to claim hi...

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