Doug Ranno Music™ and Musical Harvest® Salinas, California

Northern California song writer Doug Ranno in association with Franklin Street Studios and Redpath® Music, has released a new music album with a team of A list musicians called The Harvesting Crew™.

Ranno releases new version of Part of Me song replacing Vietnam with Afghanistan in the words.

Salinas, CA, October 29, 2014 – Long time BMI singer song writer, Doug Ranno with his band The Harvesting Crew™, in association with Franklin Street Studios, has released his first studio produced and mastered, music album, featuring an A list team of musicians he likes to call The Harvesting Crew™. Some of the musicians have played and recorded with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, The Steve Miller Band, Great American Taxi, Nora Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, The Jefferson Airplane, Lacy J Dalton, just to name a few. Ranno has written or co-written 11 of the songs on the album he calls The Musical Harvester® and the music is receiving powerful reviews from California to Nashville. You can see a link below of the band recording a songs from the Musical Harvester™ Album in the studio and the Album is now available at most digital stores including ITUNES. You can also listen to the 13 songs from the album at the Drop Box link location below or by going to Doug Ranno Music on Facebook ( and like the Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew™ Band Page to receive a free non downloadable ReverbNation stream of the songs.

Music Producer Jim Lewin said about the Musical Harvester Album, “Working on the Musical Harvester record has been a ton of fun. We had this amazing group of country musicians to create a backdrop for Doug’s rich baritone voice, and then he brought a great collection of songs which touch on various different styles within a modern country and blues context. Some Nashville country, some California country and some Delta Blues mixed in. Feedback on the album has been great.” Jim Lewin, Musician and Producer at Redpath Music.

In addition to being a very recognized agricultural business leader for years in California and Florida, a successful entrepreneur in the fresh produce industry, Ranno has also started Musical Harvest® (WWW.MUSICALHARVEST.COM) a unique custom made guitar business that makes uniquely designed guitars shaped like fruits and vegetables and who knows what else. Musical Harvest® guitars have raised thousands of dollars at charity events such as The Nashville Lifting Lives Foundation, The Florida Migrant Farmworkers Charity, Nashville Sound Kitchen’s We are Building Lives veterans charity, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Several children’s Food Allergy charities, School Music programs and numerous community support programs.

Until now, Ranno’s best known musical work was a song written in 1986 titled Part of Me. The song is about the thoughts that run through the mind of a recently returning Vietnam Veteran as he is preparing to get married. Part of Me was a popular 45 record in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and was used to raise funds to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the Capitol of California, Sacramento California’s Capitol Park. In addition, the song Part of Me was used as background music for the NBC Emmy nominated documentary titled Perceptions (ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE VIETNAM WAR).

Ranno and the Harvesting Crew decided to update the lyrics of the song replacing Vietnam with Afghanistan and it is amazing how the song still works. Ranno said, “It must be some type of message about war. The fact that almost 30 years later the lyrics to this song are still relevant and touch people affected by war.” You can view a video and interview with Ranno about the song recorded at Franklin Street Studios in Monterey California below.

One of the songs from the Musical Harvester album, The Strange Harvest Song, is featured on a TV show pilot Ranno is also involved in as the Co Host appropriately titled Strange Harvest™. The Strange Harvest™ show has evolved from an original concept that celebrates local farmers, their great tasting, rare and unique crops while having fun with food, music and crazy guitars along the way. Show segment early sizzle reels titled The Musical Harvester and current the Strange Harvest TV Show promo roll Video Link can each be seen by clicking on the video links below.

Link to the original Musical Harvester TV Show promo roll:

Link to Strange Harvest TV show pilot:

Link to Doug Ranno and the Harvesting Crew in Studio recording original song Misty Situation:

Link to Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew’s song Part of Me with New Lyrics and an in Studio interview with Doug about the original song version and why he recorded the new version.

Link to the Original Part of Me song/music video with Vietnam lyrics recorded by Doug Ranno at Sonic Arts Studios in San Francisco California in 1986.

Link to songs on the Musical Harvester Album

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The Musical Harvester Album is now available on ITUNES and other fine digital stores

Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew will make a few select appearances in 2014 and 2015 to promote the Musical Harvester Album and are expected to do one of those shows as a live internet broadcast. Performance dates will be posted at

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Axicon Auto ID Launch Linear & 2D Barcode Verifier

Axicon announce the launch of a new 1D/2D barcode verifier.

Oxford, UK, November 01, 2014 – Axicon announce the launch of a new 1D/2D barcode verifier. The 15000 verifier has been specifically designed to read both linear and 2D barcodes (and can verify multiple barcode within the field of view).

The 15000 is a camera based verifier which is powered solely from a USB port. Its typical application includes retail point of sale barcodes and also 2D barcodes such as Datamatrix, QR etc. The 15000 verifier meets the ISO/ANSI/GS1 verification standards.

“We are delighted to introduce the new Axicon 15000 Linear and 2D barcode verifier” said Martin Morrison, managing director of Axicon Auto ID Ltd. “Our customers want to be able to verify the printed quality of 2D symbols, whether they are used for improved pharmaceutical traceability or for marketing purposes”. More information on the new 1D/2D verifier can be found at

About the company: Axicon Auto ID Limited is a specialist in barcode verification equipment. Based in the UK, Axicon Auto ID Ltd specialise in barcode verification, barcode images and labels. Axicon distributes its product range through a network of international partners across the globe. Axicon Auto ID invites anyone with an interest in barcode verification technologies to view their full product range online at –

Chris Pollock
Axicon Auto ID
Weston on the Green
Oxfordshire, OX25 3QP
+44 (0)1869 351155

2nd World Tea & Coffee Expo Ends With a Positive Note; Attracts 4100 Business Visitors from India & Abroad

* 3rd Edition to be held at Mumbai, India – dates to be announced soon.

Mumbai, India, October 28th, 2014 — The 2nd edition of World Tea & Coffee Expo (, India’s only International trade show dedicated to the Tea & Coffee Sectors ended successfully on 13th September 2014 with positive reviews from exhibitors and visitors alike. The Expo, held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, INDIA from 11th Sept till 13th Sept 2014, offers the only trade platform in India for the Hot Beverage industry for networking, business expansion and ideas exchange.

“Around 40 Indian and foreign exhibitors participated in the expo, which attracted over 4,100 business visitors from all parts of the country and many from foreign shores”. said Ms Priti Kapadia, director of Sentinel Exhibitions Asia Pvt. Ltd, the organizers. The expo witnessed striking of bulk deals, joint ventures/alliances, franchise enquiries, appointment of marketing agents and generated a large number of business enquiries.

This 3-day Expo showcased products, machineries and technologies from Indian & International companies related to Tea, Coffee and allied sectors. On display were Tea & Coffee brands in addition to Tea/Coffee Vending Machines, machinery, exotic and new-age products like Lemon tea, White tea, Anti-Diabetes Tea, Slimming Tea, Certification bodies, National & International Boards etc. Visitors included decision makers comprising of Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, hypermarkets/multi-product retail chains, Tea/Coffee Estate owners, Hotels /Airline and Food & Beverage professionals many of whom placed large orders with exhibitors.

This unique event was inaugurated by Dr. Liu Youfa, the Consul General of China in Mumbai who remarked that, “there is great scope for bilateral trade in the Tea & Coffee sectors between India & China as both the countries are big producers and consumers of Hot Beverages and both the Asian giants are witnessing significant lifestyle changes”

Ms. Saroja Sirisena, Consul General, Consulate General of Sri Lanka who also graced the inaugural session said, “India & Sri Lanka can share their natural advantage to increase bilateral trade in the Tea & Coffee sectors. Trade platforms like this have the potential to make easier for countries to do business with each other.” Mr. R C Agarwal of FAITTA & Mohani Tea Leaves Pvt. Ltd. & Mr. Suresh Kotak of Kotak Commodities Ltd. – both eminent personalities of this field – also graced the expo with their august presence and shared their valuable ideas.

Ms. Aparna Kulkarni from Neel Beverages Pvt. Ltd. one of the exhibitors said, “We are into ready to drink beverages offering various types of Teas such as Ice Tea, Lemon Tea etc which are convenient to carry, store and use. Participating in World Tea & Coffee Expo gives an exposure at National & International Level with our potential clients coming to meet us at a single location rather than us having to travel everywhere to meet them. I am very happy to be a part of this show as an exhibitor.”

According to Mr. R C Agarwal of Mohani Tea Leaves Pvt. Ltd. (an exhibitor), “We are very strong in North India and participation at this expo gave us an opportunity to meet potential clients and business partners from across India.”

In the words of Mr Tedesco Enrico, of Teamac Srl Italy, “India is a market of over 1 billion people and this is a platform which gave us an opportunity to present our state-of-the-art machinery to Indian tea companies.”

Stated Mr Sumit Shah, Madhu Jayanti International Ltd (an exhibitor),”We used this platform to launch a new product here which has been very well received. The expo has far exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and quantity of visitors.”

World Tea & Coffee Expo thus fulfilled the need for an organized event for Tea & Coffee Companies in India to come together to showcase their products, network, share learning and experiences and find suitable solutions to the industry’s problems. Workshop & Conference gave the event vibrancy and a knowledge sharing avenue. International participation was from Italy, Australia, UAE, Rwanda, and Switzerland

The organizers are planning to make the 3rd Edition of WTCE much larger in terms of content and size and are likely to announce the dates very soon. For further details; please log on to: or call on +91 22 28625131 or email to

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New product launch: TechTable Pty Ltd announces the release of their flagship multi award winning product “TechTable” in the United States


Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2014 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — The award-winning TechTable was officially launched in the US at the BICSI Fall conference and provides a portable, lightweight and sturdy work surface for communications technicians to safely and efficiently terminate fibre optic and copper communications cabling.

Installers of highly complex cabling projects have seen rapid advances and developments in termination technologies however there have been very little improvements in the cluttered and uncomfortable work environments.

By using the TechTable, installers can now perform tasks at waist height and easily rotate between standing and seated positions. The platform is height adjustable, stable and comfortable and allows technicians to temporarily mount a patch panels and components onto the table for faster loading, termination consistency and improved accuracy.

David McHarg, Managing Director of TechTable Pty Ltd commented “Installers are faced with fairly primitive working conditions, meaning that neck, shoulder and back pain is not uncommon. Often technicians sit on milk crates, or in the cabinet, and are squeezed into a confined spaces for hours at a time, I couldn’t help but think there must be a better way.”

After much of his own research, David formed a team consisting of OHS consultant Glenda Snoxall, ACT Safety Regulator and Ergonomist Richard Siddell and Peter McKay of Industrious Design to develop a solution. Following an in-depth risk assessment and report in accordance with the code of practice for the prevention of Musclo-Skeletal disorders 2007 the TechTable was designed to address the key features required from a health and safety aspect and ensured compliance with this code of practice.

Prior to commercial release, The TechTable was trialled by a number of communications and electrical service companies with feedback indicating that it not only offered a much more comfortable position than traditional installation methods, but also delivered far greater accuracy and speed. Testing also identified that manual handling risks were either eliminated or reduced, and the installer’s productivity was increased by up to 24%.

The TechTable is designed for easy daily transport inside a padded carry bag and the set-up time is less than one minute. The dimensions are designed to suit tight-fit positions in cluttered computer rack environments, telecommunications rooms and data centres.

Currently the Tech table is used throughout Australia and has successfully launched in the US. For more information, including product specifications and OHS/WHS data, visit TechTable (

Contact-Details: TechTable Pty Ltd / David McKenzie-McHarg
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Center for Technology & National Security Policy Guru James Kadtke, at Top Cyber Security Conference

Golden Networking brings Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (, an extraordinaire gathering of dozens of security experts speaking with hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting today enterprise and government’s information assets.

New York City, NY, USA (October 28, 2014) — Dr. James Kadtke, Special Advisor on Converging Technologies for the Center for Technology & National Security Policy, will speak at upcoming Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (, forum where cyber security experts are set to discuss topics such as protecting individuals and companies against cyber-attacks, biometrics as the future of security, risks brought by mobile computing, and protecting corporate and national infrastructure against foreign attacks.

Dr. Kadtke served as the Chief Scientist at Nonlinear Solutions, Inc. and a consultant to the Department of Defense and private industry on defense science. From 1999 to 2001 he was a AAAS Fellow at the Rand Science and Technology Policy Institute, supporting the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and afterward spent a year on the Science Committee in the US House of Representatives. He then served over three years on the staff of Senator John Warner of Virginia, where he handled technology, defense, and homeland security issues, and as staff designee on the Senate Armed Services Committee. More recently, he has served as Executive Director of the Accelerating Innovation Foundation, a research fellow at the National Defense University and George Mason University, and a consultant to the government on policy and research in the defense, technology, innovation, and homeland security areas. Until November 2012, he was the Industry and State Liaison at the National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office, which supports the National Science and Technology Council under the White House.

Dr. Kadtke received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Brown University in 1987, which included two years as a graduate fellow at Los Alamos National Lab, and then spent over ten years as a research faculty at the University of California at San Diego. He is a consultant in the Washington, DC area focusing on emerging technology, organization foresight, and innovation, and their effects on future economies, governance, and international security.

About Cyber Security World Conference 2014
Cyber Security World Conference 2014 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact us by sending an email to

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Golden Networking

Cross-Post LLC Doubles Down on Technology Events

Social Media, SEO and Predictive Analytics lead conference topics in Europe and USA.

Athens, Greece (October 26, 2014) — Cross-Post LLC, parent company of Careerpointe™ Recruitment Classifieds Platform and Cross-Post Classified Networks, is attending two international recruitment events this week focused on Social Media, SEO and Predictive Analytics.

The International Classified Media Association #ICMAAthens annual conference was attended by CEO Carl Braun and Director of Business Development George Dratelis. The event, held in Athens, Greece featured speakers from Europe, Africa and the USA and was held at the Intercontinental Hotel.

On Monday, October 27, Braun will be flying from Zurich to Las Vegas to participate in the International Association of Employment websites, (IAEWS) Fall Congress, which will be attended by more than 100 CEO’s of employment websites and associated services.

“In the history of the job board business we have never seen more attention paid to advanced technologies delivering improved results from SEO, Social/Mobile and Predictive Analytics. The future of our industry will be controlled as much or more from activities in the back of the house as from marketing efforts on the customer side. Mobile will top the list and events like these are a wonderful opportunity to network and share ideas,” noted Braun.

According to Google, mobile search eclipsed desktop recently with 54% of users on a smartphone or tablet.

“Europe has a fresh way of looking at traffic development and innovative strategies for employment websites I think,” said Braun. “Several of the folks that are here in Greece at this event will also be attending IAEWS.” He added.

Cross-Post launched the Careerpointe™ Recruitment Classifieds Platform earlier this year from a partnership meeting they had with CareerLeaf of Toronto, Canada at the Spring IAEWS Congress in Nashville. Their award winning (ONREC2014) Tracklet™ technology is now a key component of the Careerpointe™ platform.

Braun and Dratelis plan on taking information and partnerships made at these events to create the next generation of candidate-focused job boards.

“Don’t be too surprised if International plays a huge role in the next product launch.” Dratelis said.

About Cross-Post LLC

Cross-Post LLC was founded in 2004 by recruitment industry executives Carl Braun and John Fujii. It provides niche classified recruitment networks to publishers and today has nearly 200 newspaper clients. The addition of the CareerPointe™ Recruitment Classifieds Platform and the WheelPointe™ Auto Platform offer customers increased flexibility with no long term contracts and dramatically reduced costs.

Carl Braun, CEO
Cross-Post LLC
PO BOX 5425
Petaluma, CA 94955

Pharma Biggies Vie for a Bigger Share of the Fast Growing Domestic Mouthwash Category in Oral Care Segment Worth Rs 600 Crore and Growing at 25% Annually

* Elder Pharma relaunches AMPM Mouthwash – also introduces a Specific Mouthwash for smokers/tobacco users. * Becomes 3rd major entity after J&J and Colgate in this field; targets 5% market share.

Mumbai, India, October 24th, 2014 — With the completion of its deal with Torrent Pharma for Rs 2,000 crore involving sale of select brands, Elder Pharmaceuticals Limited (BSE: 532322 | NSE:ELDERPHARMEQ) has laid out aggressive expansion plans for achieving a turnover of Rs 1000 crore by FY 2017. In addition to its thrust on the Anti-infectives, Multi Vitamins and Skin care segments, Elder has identified the fast growing mouthwash category in the Oral c are industry as its focus area and to this effect has relaunched its famous AMPM range of mouthwash with an addition of a range for Smokers / tobacco users.

Indian oral care industry, over the last few years, has been one of the fast growing FMCG sectors. The oral care industry is segmented into five categories which include toothpaste, toothbrush, toothpowder, mouthwashes, other oral care products such as dental flosses and chewing gum.

According to Alok Saxena, Managing Director, Elder Pharma, “Among Oral Care products, the mouthwash category has seen high penetration levels with substantial market expansion even in rural and semi-urban areas. There is a major change in the consumer tastes and preferences towards easy to use oral care products in the market. Companies like Elder, focusing on advance solutions for oral health problems for the consumer, are receiving good response from the market.”

Developed by the R&D scientists at Elder Pharma in joint co-operation with practicing dentists, the new AMPM Mouthwash has as its key ingredient ‘Triclosan’, an antibacterial and antifungal agent. Triclosan has been shown to be effective in reducing and controlling bacterial contamination and fighting germs. In addition to its anti plaque and anti cavity properties, AMPM has been designed to fight gum recession, dry mouth, tobacco odour, tartar build up and tooth staining from smoking, yellowing or browning of front teeth due to exhaling tobacco smoke.

AMPM is available in 3 variants AMPM PLUS, AMPM SPECIAL and the newly launched AMPM NICOFRESH specially formulated for smokers/tobacco users. Smoking not only causes bad breath but leaves stains on teeth and leads to gum diseases. In addition to TRICLOSAN, AMPM NICOFRESH contains Sodium Perborate which helps remove smoke and tobacco tar. The oxygenating effect of NICOFRESH hits one of the most stubborn sources of sulfur-producing bacteria and stops it at its source.

Going ahead Elder is also planning to launch mouthwashes based on natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea and probiotics under the AMPM range.

The Domestic mouthwash industry is presently valued at Rs 600 crore and growing at 25 – 30% pa. Online ecommerce players and organized retail chains are also playing a major role in the market expansion of mouthwashes as oral health & hygiene awareness increases by the day. The leader in the mouthwash category is Listerine which accounts for 70% of market share while Colgate Plax has 17% share. Elder hopes to garner a 5-7% share in the next few years.

Adds Saxena, “The industry has expanded with the introduction of innovative and condition-specific products like mouthwashes for sensitive teeth, for gum care , for discoloration of teeth, for smokers etc. Increased competition from International players has also meant reaching out to the last mile population to promote products.”

Elder’s growth strategy is to lay emphasis on expanding the brands remaining with itself post Torrent deal and strengthening them rather than launch new products. New products are also in the pipeline but will be introduced in a phased manner once the existing brands reach a critical level. Elder group’s target of Rs 1000 cr turnover by 2017 will see equal contribution from its domestic and international operations.

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Fire Up Your Creativity With SPY (NYC Spark Your Creativity)

SPY offers not only a photography lesson but also a journey to unleash participants’ potential to be creatively adventurous, while building skills to increase success in the workplace, such as strategic problem solving for professional development.

New York, NY, October 26, 2014- Sapere vedere’ is an Italian expression, literally translating to “knowing how to see.” For the launch of Spark Your Creativity (SPY) for groups, founder Roberta Fineberg uses photography as a medium for boosting creativity in a customized group experience geared towards enhancing discovery, imagination, and sapere vedere to develop skills that benefit professional achievement and personal satisfaction. Fluent in French, proficient in Italian, combined with English, her native language, Roberta Fineberg concurs that “Spy attracts audiences from around the globe.”

With a dslr, point and shoot, or iPhone, participants are led on an inspirational photo hunt to discover unknown and known treasures of New York City, using the rule of thirds, negative and positive space, while exploring intuition and personal vision. Photo techniques assist participants in creating amazing results, while the focus on composition opens minds to fresh perspectives for capturing the essence of surrounding environments. The sessions not only teach ISO, shutter speed, aperture settings, shooting in manual, highlights and shadows, depth of field and other essential components – but also SPY finds the source of students’ creativity and helps them tap into new ways of thinking. SPY techniques provide creative yet feasible strategies that can be implemented immediately, say, in the boardroom, classroom, in the office, at workplaces or in organizations.

Before SPY, Roberta Fineberg created Images and Words, a class that emphasized learning language through images, discussion, and storytelling. “By integrating writing, art, photography and technology,” Ms. Fineberg explains, “the SPY methodology developed into a creative and analytical approach to problem solving.” With over 103 workshops and counting, reviews from SPY attendees have been overwhelmingly positive, citing the benefits of a workshop:

“I’ll never look at photography and taking pictures the same after my workshop with Roberta.” ~ Delphine, after a 2-hr private night photo workshop

“I received a camera for my birthday and a class at NYC Spark Your Creativity…and it was such a great experience that I keep going back. Every class teaches me something new and allows my creativity to flow a bit more. Roberta is a magnificent teacher – patient, kind, funny, and sincere! I would recommend for everyone – from beginners to seasoned individuals. You can fly solo, with friends or with your partner. This is a great opportunity to learn new things, take great pictures, explore New York and meet new & interesting people. I would highly recommend it!” ~ C.C.

Originally intended to host 99 workshops, SPY has reached its goal and continues to transform, due to the founder’s boundless energy, enthusiasm and over 20 years’ experience as a seasoned photographer.

For more information and to attend a customized group photo experience, visit Register this fall at with code LOVE and pay only $475 for a customized group photo experience of 6 participants / (20% off from $600)

About Roberta Fineberg, creator of SPY:
Roberta Fineberg is a seasoned photographer, author, and teacher. Her work has appeared worldwide in print and online from editorial to commercial assignments, book and cover art, to environmental portraits and lifestyle photography. She has worked extensively with prominent clients including photography for HBO American Beauty campaign (in US Today, TV guide and Entertainment Weekly), AT&T, Le Monde, Ms., to name a few.
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Photographer Writes Book To Benefit Animal Shelter

“How Dogs Make Cloud Pictures”.

Worcester, MA (USA), October 22, 2014 — Sheri Bready recently combined her passion for photography and dogs for a good cause. She wrote a book to benefit the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) called “How Dogs Make Cloud Pictures.” Released by Halo Publishing International, the book contains photographs of imaginative dog scenes with pets that are waiting for adoption.

“I wanted to use my photography for more than just making money,” says the Worcester photographer and author. “I wanted people to know in a creative way that these animals need homes.”

Inspired by her own two dogs, Bready says she always wonders what they are thinking. The front cover of the book displays a dog staring at the sky. The clouds look like a bone and a ball, giving the idea that if a dog made a cloud picture it would probably look like this.

“Sheri is a talented photographer and this book showcases her innovative ideas,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina. “But this book is more than just about Sheri’s creativity, it’s also an avenue to build awareness about pet adoption and raise funds for the no-kill shelter where she serves as a volunteer.”

Founded 1912, WARL has been dedicated to the care of animals as a private, non-profit organization. Staff and volunteers work tirelessly with foster homes, rescues groups and shelters nationwide to provide the best possible home. The costs for care, medicine, food, shelter, spray and neuter, training and prep for adoption far outweigh the costs the organization takes in for fees. Generous donors supply the rest of the funds.

You can purchase “How Dogs Make Cloud Pictures” through It sells for $19.95 A portion of the proceeds will benefit WARL. You can also contact WARL at (508) 853-0030 to see which dogs from the book still need a good home.

Born and raised in New England, Sheri Bready is passionate about photography, dancing and dogs. She recently returned to school and graduated in 2013 from Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Along with having a full-time job and a photography business, “Sheri Bready Photography,” Bready volunteers weekly at Worcester Animal Rescue League. A loving “dog mom,” Bready shares her home with her two wonderful dogs, Boston and Moose.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647

Relationship Expert Says “Like Yourself – Like Your Marriage”

Speaks on Self Worth While Releasing Second Book.

Mora, MN (USA), October 22, 2014 — Lisa Cassman, a licensed counselor, author, ordained minister and speaker, says men and women need to learn how to like themselves. She says liking yourself makes all the difference in any relationship, especially marriage. She recently wrote her second relationship book, “The Light in Your Eyes,” published by Halo Publishing International. It’s a poetic journey with her husband.

“When you learn who you are, you can learn to like yourself, then you can give more in a relationship instead of taking all the time,” says Cassman. “When both a husband and spouse can learn to do this successfully they can have a happier marriage.”

Research shows that self esteem is a huge issue globally, especially in women. One study shows only 4% of women think of themselves as beautiful, while 80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful but do not see their own beauty.

Cassman says these stats are a product of what’s really going on inside of woman – her self worth. She knows because she also struggled growing up with low self-esteem and self worth. That’s why she speaks and writes from her own experience through sexual abuse, and a struggling marriage that ended in divorce. Through her faith and learning to like herself, she received healing. Now she’s married to the man of her dreams.

In her self-worth seminars, Cassman gives keys to help others find out what causes low self-worth and avenues toward solutions, while also encouraging attendees to draw on their faith for healing.

“Lisa’s seminars and books weave a dynamic story of brokenness to wholeness, which helps others to do the same in their personal lives and marriages,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina.

“The Road Less Traveled… A Guide to a Positive Marriage,” was inspired while on a road trip with her husband in his semi-truck traveling along the West Coast. From her professional experience, she pours her inspirational insight and her own personal understanding of relationships into her work and guiding others through marriage. You can purchase it for $12.95

“The Light in Your Eyes,” written across the last 30 years, documents Cassman’s journey into what love means, as her husband, Steve, showed her, starting when they were hopeful teens. You can purchase it for $11.95.

You can book Cassman as a speaker or wedding officiant by visiting

A Minnesota native, Lisa Cassman has more than 20 years experience counseling children and families in the church, as well as working with sexual abuse and domestic violence victims at a crisis center. She has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling from the Pastoral Counseling Center, which is accredited through the National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA), and is also certified to administer the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) report, which is a personal identification/inventory. She and her husband have four children together and six grandchildren. She enjoys speaking at women’s conferences and traveling to officiate weddings.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647