News Article | April 27, 2017
Job One for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending global warming in the next 10 years, in co-sponsorship with the People’s Climate March is giving anyone going to the Washington DC People’s Climate March or its sister marches, or wanting to go to this march but unable to attend, a free copy of Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency and How to Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim. The eBook is priced at Amazon $9.95 and until midnight May 1st, anyone who goes to the climate march or wants to go to the huge Washington or sister climate marches, will receive a free Climageddon copy. All they have to do is send an email to ClimateMarch@joboneforhumanity.org and ask for the free ebook and downloading instructions will be sent to them. This free book offer expires at midnight Pacific Time on May 1st. “We wanted to express our gratitude to all the climate activists and individuals attending the climate marches this weekend or who want to go but can’t and, who will help focus attention on this unprecedented emergency.” said Wollersheim, who is also Executive Director of Job One for Humanity. This new book, “radically disrupts what most informed individuals currently believe. In its new model of our rapidly destabilizing climate (the Climageddon Scenario), it uses big data analytic methodologies to predict the likely progression of global warming consequences rapidly coming our way,” says early reviewer Michael Mielke, a well-known environmental activist, fund-raiser and head of the Association for the Tree of Life organization. Wollersheim explains that in writing the book, he “went beyond the current statistical models that try to predict the future of the climate and also focused on the cascading effects of all causes and consequences upon each other.” This revealed a situation that is far more dire than most people -- even those who are well informed -- believe to be the case. After making the case in the first portion of the book’s 440+ pages that the situation demands special treatment as a global emergency, the book proposes a specific, step-by-step plan that is unlike any other that has yet been attempted to deal with the global warming emergency. “To avoid the possible extinction of human life on earth, the Job One Plan appears to be the only practical plan that has been put forth that is on a grand enough scale to succeed before certain irreversible climate thresholds are crossed while also being within the grasp of a reasonably small, dedicated force of activists,” says Job One’s Director of Strategy, Dan Shafer.
News Article | April 13, 2017
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterize dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought. Described in a paper published in Nature, the carnivorous reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, was approximately 7 to 10 feet in length, had a long neck and tail, and walked on four crocodile-like legs. It roamed the Earth during the Triassic Period more than 245 million years ago - pre-dating the first true dinosaurs by around 10 million years - and appears in the fossil record just after a large group of reptiles, known as archosaurs, split into a bird branch (leading to dinosaurs and eventually birds) and a crocodile branch (eventually leading to today's alligators and crocodiles). Teleocrater and its kin are the earliest known members of the bird branch of the archosaurs. The discovery overturns widely-held preconceptions by palaeontologists about the morphology of early dinosaur relatives, with many scientists anticipating that such creatures would be smaller, bipedal and more 'dinosaur-like". "Teleocrater fundamentally challenges our models of what the close relatives of dinosaurs would have looked like," says Richard Butler from the University of Birmingham. "Dinosaurs were amazingly successful animals. It's natural to want to know where they came from, and how they became so dominant. Teleocrater is hugely exciting because it blows holes in many of our classic ideas of dinosaur origins." All the specimens used to describe Teleocrater were collected from a rock unit called the Manda Beds, in the Ruhuhu Basin of southern Tanzania, Africa. Teleocrater fossils were first discovered in the region in 1933 by palaeontologist F. Rex Parrington, and subsequently studied by Alan J. Charig, former Curator of Fossil Reptiles, Amphibians and Birds at the Natural History Museum, in the 1950s. However, due to a lack of crucial bones, such as the ankle bones, Charig could not determine whether Teleocrater was more closely related to crocodylians or to dinosaurs. Unfortunately, he died before he was able to complete his studies. Re-examination of Charig's specimens by Butler and colleagues, combined with the discovery of additional fossils by a U.S.-led team in Tanzania in 2015, has finally allowed the surprising relationship between Teleocrater and its dinosaur cousins to be revealed. "It's astonishing to think that it's taken more than 80 years for the true scientific importance of these fossils to be understood and published," says Butler. "My colleague Alan Charig would have been thrilled to see one of 'his' animals finally being named and occupying such an interesting position in the Tree of Life," said Paul Barrett from the Natural History Museum, one of the other main authors of the work on Teleocrater. "Our discovery shows the value of maintaining and re-assessing historical collections: many new discoveries, like this one, can be made by looking through museum collections with fresh eyes."
News Article | April 17, 2017
“I Said, Not Now”: the quest to restore the Tree of Life to God’s chosen people. “I Said, Not Now” is the creation of published author, Jeff Janes, a native of Ovid, Michigan who was born in Flint, Michigan. Jeff Janes grew up as the fourth of six children in a Christian home. After graduating high school, he joined the USAF and served twenty years in aircraft maintenance. In 1989, while working a twenty-four hour shift on F-15 alert duty at Bitburg AFB in Germany, Jeff had a very sleepless night. It was then that this story came to him as he pondered about the Tree of Life and its function in God’s plan to grant eternal life to his chosen. “Getting lost in his research Chris leans back in the chair about 01:00 A.M. to rest his eyes. About the same instant he hears a soft voice over his right shoulder say his name….. Chris…. Startled beyond belief and with his heart pounding out of his chest he turns in the direction of the voice. There in the shadows of the corner of the attic is a tall figure of…. something? Much too large to even fit into the height of the attic ceiling but how could this be? Bewildered he tries to make sense of his condition! Am I sleeping, is this real, what in God’s name he only thinks to himself when the same voice answers. GOD’s name…. exactly right! The angelic being or whatever it is, remains not totally visible to his perception. From this encounter, Chris receives a warning not to pursue or seek after his father’s research. The entity declares, “For it is not given unto man to obtain this knowledge until the appointed time”. -Jeff Janes Published by Christian Faith Publishing,Jeff Janes’ new book is an adventure that twists the mysteries of modern medicine and the faith of God’s Chosen People. CFP Website Link: http://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=i-said-not-now For years, medical researchers have debated the function of the appendix. Some have searched for a reason as to why humans even have the mysterious organ. Only God knows the true purpose for its existence. “I Said, Not Now” is the story of a young man named Chris Brownstein and his quest to uncover the secrets of his late father’s work. His father wanted to restore the Tree of Life to God’s Chosen People. Chris will finish his father’s work and cement his legacy. View a synopsis of “I Said, Not Now” on YouTube. Consumers can purchase“I Said, Not Now” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or inquiries about “I Said, Not Now”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Nutritional Products International, a company dedicated to the global marketing and distribution of nutritional products, health products, beauty and skincare products announced that it has named Brian Dietz as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dietz, a highly accomplished sports and nutrition sales and marketing specialist, with over 10 years of experience and a degree from the University of North Florida, brings insurmountable sales, distribution and marketing experience to NPI. As the National Sales Director for heavy hitters in the sports nutrition industry, GAT Sports and BPI/ Cutler Nutrition, Dietz has cultivated many integral relationships with buyers, representatives and executives within the sports nutrition and wellness industry. Dietz managed everything from brand and sales forecasting to maintaining sales goals and brand value. Dietz’s personal history as a collegiate athlete and competitive NPC bodybuilder, brings unique insight to the branding and marketing aspect of fitness, health, wellness, and sports nutrition brands. “We are pumped to have Dietz join the NPI team. His experience in the sports nutrition and fitness industry is an invaluable asset,” said CEO, Mitch Gould Gould has revolutionized the sports nutrition and wellness product branding and marketing space. With over 25 years of industry experience, Gould has cultivated unheard of relationships with Wal-Mart USA, Wal-Mart International, Sam’s Club, Costco, GNC, Tree of Life, Albertson’s, Fred Myer, Amazon.com, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, K-Mart, 7- Eleven, Target, Miejers, Fred’s, Muscle Foods USA, Long’s, Happy Harry’s, Home Depot, Lowes, Menards and many more. Gould is known for his successful development and launching of celebrity branded products, such as Steven Seagal’s Lightning Bolt, Hulk Hogan’s -Hogan Energy Supplement, Chuck Liddell Iceman RX. As well as his unique brand of distribution. and marketing; providing the services and tools brands need to become a valuable asset to any market. For more information on Nutritional Products International, visit http://www.nutricompany.com
News Article | December 19, 2016
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the sixth year in a row, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in partnership with its affiliated organization, Impulse Group United, will take part in the Rose Parade with a float this year that honors the memory of the 49 individuals lost to the violence in the senseless attack on the Pulse Nightclub and LGBTQ community in Orlando, Florida that left 49 dead and scores injured. AHF decided to dedicate its entry in the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda to honor those killed—as well as survivors, families and loved ones—after the June attack. Three survivors of the attack, the owner of the nightclub and several community members involved in the recovery and healing efforts in Orlando will ride on the float, which is titled, ‘To Honor and Remember Orlando.’ In the days and months immediately following the attack on the ground in Orlando, members of AHF’s ‘Impulse Group Orlando,’ a chapter of AHF’s federation of Impulse Groups, worked tirelessly in and with the community to honor the dead, provide for the injured and work toward salving the wounded spirit and soul of Orlando. AHF’s float features an enormous, soaring floral dove—its wings outstretched, representing a dove of peace, leading the way for the souls of those lost to continue to fly—flying over a memorial field of 49 white stars over a floral garden, honoring those killed during the shooting. At the center of the float is a colorful floral rainbow, its colors representing the diversity of the LGBTQ community targeted as well as the entire community of Orlando and all communities in the United States, while also symbolizing the humanity of all victims killed or injured. At the back of the float, a ‘Tree of Life’ with notes of condolence and hope taken from the communal Orlando Pride Board will tie the float back directly to the Orlando community. And in a special and certain to be moving tribute to those lost, 49 white doves will be released from the float at two occasions during the parade. Three survivors of the attack, Victor Baez Febo, Isaiah Henderson and Jahqui Sevilla, whose boyfriend was killed in the attack, will ride on the float. Other riders include Barbara Poma, cofounder and owner of the club as well as four community members involved in the recovery and healing efforts in Orlando: Patty Sheehan, an openly gay Orlando City Commissioner, who has been a vocal and passionate voice in the community and around the tragedy; Joel Morales, an HIV testing counselor and lead case worker for many of the survivors and families; and Corey Lyons and Gustavo Marrero, the president and vice president, respectively, of Impulse Group Orlando, both of whom played a significant role in the Orlando community after the attack. “It will be a privilege to take part in this Rose Parade float honoring the dead, the wounded, the survivors and the family members left behind after the Orlando tragedy; however, we must not lose sight of the fact that this beautiful float also serves as a solemn and sacred reminder to millions of parade viewers around the world that the stigma and discrimination that led to this attack are not over—the fight goes on, and we must be vigilant in speaking out and speaking out against such bigotry, hatred and injustice,” said Impulse Group Orlando’s Corey Lyons. Impulse to Use ‘Text to Donate’—ONELOVE (74121) to Benefit Orlando Survivors & Families As part of honoring and remembering the Orlando community with this Rose Parade tribute float, the Impulse Group United and Impulse Group Orlando are also taking this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for charities and funds and make people aware of efforts help survivors and victims’ families of the Orlando attack. The following is the easiest way for people to contribute: Donors can text to #74121 and enter the keyword ONELOVE to make a donation. Number: 74121 Keyword: ONELOVE Information: All donations made to Impulse Orlando and AHF will directly serve the below organizations: The Impulse Group, a volunteer group of active gay men working in collaboration with AHF whose purpose is to promote healthier lifestyles using modern social approaches, often accomplishing this vision through breaking social barriers in communities with such need, became a part of the gay community of Orlando. Impulse Orlando provides engaging social events, promoting regular HIV/STI testing and services to those most at risk. Background on AHF and the Impulse Group’s 2017 Rose Parade Float AHF’s unconventional theme for its Tournament of Roses’ Parade float entry this year—a remembrance of, and tribute to those killed and injured in the ‘Pulse’ nightclub shooting—sprang from the extraordinary, compassionate community response to the unspeakably horrific attack, a tragedy that killed 49 individuals and injured dozens more, many, members of Orlando’s vibrant LGBTQ community. For AHF, the senseless attack on ‘Pulse’ and the Orlando community opened a raw nerve, touching both present day acquaintances and partners in Orlando as well as spurring memories of stigma and discrimination from AHF’s earliest days more than thirty years ago—stigma, discrimination and indifference that ultimately served as catalyst for the creation and founding of AHF. When AHF first began its mission of service to the community in 1987, it provided hospice care to AIDS patients in Los Angeles, offering compassionate end-stage care during the final days for thousands of men and women—including many gay men—who, in the earliest days of the epidemic, were often ostracized by their families and from large segments of society once their illnesses and sexuality became known. “When AHF first began contemplating themes for its Rose Parade float entry, we felt a theme of remembrance and tribute in honor of those who were killed or injured at ‘Pulse’—and in honor of the Orlando community’s indomitable spirit and extraordinary, life-affirming response toward overcoming the homophobic stigma and discrimination that contributed to this attack—would be fitting for the Orlando community and for AHF’s 2017 Tournament of Roses commemoration,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF. “In fact, the very name of the ‘Pulse’ nightclub is a tribute to someone lost to AIDS in earlier days of the epidemic: club co-owner Barbara Poma’s brother, John.” According to a Washington Post article published the day after the shootings, the ‘Pulse’ nightclub owed, “… its name and spirit to ‘loving brother’ who died from AIDS.” In the article, Post reporter Katie Mettler, beautifully captured the story of the loving tribute that Barbara Poma, a co-founder of Pulse nightclub, offered to her older brother, John, who died from AIDS in 1991 when there were no lifesaving antiretroviral AIDS treatments available and an HIV diagnosis amounted to a death sentence. Pulse opened a decade after John’s death and was named is his honor, as Ms. Mettler wrote: “Barbara co-founded a new nightclub in Orlando with her friend, Ron Legler. Like the places where John first introduced her to his community’s colorful life, her club would embody that energy. It would have decor to make John proud and ‘an atmosphere that embraced the gay lifestyle,’ according to its website. Her club would be more than ‘just another gay club.’ And so all those who visited would know its purpose, Barbara and her business partner named the venue Pulse. ‘For John’s heartbeat,’ the website says.” A beacon in the GLBTQ community, the ‘Pulse’ nightclub opened its doors to Impulse Group Orlando and was a key supporter of the cause, hosting activations to promote both community engagement and free HIV testing on site at ‘Pulse’ to disproportionately affected demographics. This past March, three months before the shooting, Impulse Group Orlando partnered with ‘Pulse’ to activate a first-of-its-kind HIV testing night geared toward the Latino community. A video of that community event can be viewed here. Fiesta Floats of Irwindale is envisioning and constructing AHF’s 2017 ‘To Honor and Remember Orlando’ parade entry, as it did for AHF’s previous five entries. About AHF AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 672,000 individuals in 38 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter @aidshealthcare About Impulse Group United: Impulse Group was founded in February 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Since then, Impulse rapidly expanded to include U.S. branches in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Atlanta, NYC, Washington D.C., Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, as well as branches in Mexico, India, Thailand, Cambodia, China, and Brazil. About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes of Success,” on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and visit our blog at blog.tournamentofroses.com.
News Article | April 14, 2016
Charles Darwin's original "tree of life" model has undergone a major overhaul, and it's now more complicated than ever. A group of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley have revised the tree of life diagram, revealing a much more complex diversity of life on Earth. The new diagram shows not only the relationships between living and extinct organisms — as described by Darwin in his book On the Origin of Species — but also a trove of newly discovered bacteria and microorganisms. Trees of life are traditionally built upon three main trunks: eukaryotes, bacteria and archaea. Eukaryotes include animals and plants, while archaea, like bacteria, are single-celled microorganisms that live in extreme environments. Biologists who have been looking to add new branches to the tree have often become unsuccessful in doing so because of the difficulty of creating some of the odd microorganisms in laboratories. Rather than trying to isolate them individually in petri dishes, however, Berkeley scientists have resorted to sequencing their genomes, accurately including about 1,000 new types of bacteria that exist for a short while in inhospitable places. Some of these places include the Atacama Desert in Chile and the boiling hot springs at the Yellowstone National Park. Much of the microbial biodiversity that Berkeley scientists discovered remained hidden until this incredible genome revolution. The revised tree of life shows the enormous number of organisms on our planet. The branch that represents all known plants and animals is separated in the bottom right of the model, while the rest depicts invisible bacteria and microorganisms. Most of the organisms cannot be cultured and isolated because they cannot live on their own, researchers said. Why is the Tree of Life Important? Jill Banfield, a professor of Earth Science at Berkeley, said the new rendering of the tree offers a fresh perspective on the history of life itself. "The tree of life is one of the most important organizing principles in biology," she said. With that, the new illustration will be helpful to biologists who investigate microbial ecology, to biochemists who are searching for new genes, as well as to researchers who study earth history and evolution. The new tree of life is published in the journal Nature Microbiology on April 11. © 2016 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Tree of Life | Date: 2010-06-21
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News Article | February 20, 2017
In her new book, “My Tree of Life as an Appraiser of American Indian Art: My Viewpoint” (published by Archway Publishing), Dr. Leona M Zastrow provides readers with knowledge about appraising American Indian art for donations, estates, re-sale and insurance. Zastrow offers information about federal laws and market values. Over 20 Indian artists are cited in the full-color book. Zastrow was inspired to write the book, in part, due to her “promise to Indian elders that I would ‘hand on’ what they taught me about Indian art, request of clients, artists and colleagues to share my knowledge about Indian art.” From pots, vases and figurines to jewelry, bolo ties and belts, the book features color pictures of many of the types of items up for appraisal that help the would-be appraiser to understand what it is they should be looking for when viewing a specific piece. “My Tree of Life as an Appraiser of American Indian Art” By Dr. Leona M Zastrow Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 86 pages | ISBN 9781480841307 Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 86 pages | ISBN 9781480841291 E-Book | 86 pages | ISBN 9781480841314 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble About the Author Dr. Leona M. Zastrow is the founder and president of Educational Planning for Individuals and Communities (EPIC), a company whose services include developing culturally based curricula, grant research, development, writing, evaluation, strategic planning and accreditation studies with schools and colleges. She is also the founder of The Arts and Antiques Appraisal Company, a subdivision of EPIC, which provides personal property appraisal services. Zastrow is a member of the Appraisers Association of America, specializing in appraising American Indian art. She has been a planner and researcher with American Indian nations for more than 40 years and a teacher of American Indian art to Indian high school and college students. She is also the author of a number of books and articles about Indian art. More information is available at: http://www.americanindianartappraising.com. Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904. ###
News Article | February 24, 2017
Robert Williams, an Air Force veteran who lives in Savannah, Georgia, where he and his wife received the gift of the Holy Ghost at the Tree of Life Apostolic Holiness Church, has completed his new book “Marriage Awareness”: a book which contains must-ask questions for married couples considering awareness. “Are you aware of the many challenges that can come into your marriage from family members, from friends, from coworkers, from your children, and even from your partner?” Williams asks his readers. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Robert Williams’ book features some of the less obvious questions that a married couple may not have considered before entering marriage. “Marriage Awareness” serves to be exactly as its title promises. “Are you aware of the commitment, the trust, the understanding, and the concern you both should have for each other?” Williams implores. He stresses the importance of married couples knowing the answers to these, and many other questions. Readers who wish to experience this discerning work can purchase “Marriage Awareness” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708. Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.
News Article | February 22, 2017
Tree of Life Spiritual Poetry Book by Nataša Pantović Nuit Launch (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training #9) Published by Artof4Elements