Happy Hanukkah Wishes from Worldwide Branding and Member Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman

Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman2Today marks the first day of Hanukkah, and we here at Worldwide Branding would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Last year, on The International Institute of Voice Development Tzfat, Israel’s Facebook page, Worldwide Branding member Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman posted a heartwarming and inspirational message for her followers in an effort to brighten up their holiday spirits during the Festival of Lights.

We live on Miracles, every day and moment of our lives. From here, in the holy City of Tiberias, I send … LIGHT AND LOVE TO ALL FRIENDS [and] STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD. May the light of the Hanukkah Candles warm the heart of all and bring joy and happiness into your lives. This is a wonderful time of year and for me especially a time of healing for which I am grateful. Chag Sameach.

Today marks the first day of Hanukkah, and we here at Worldwide Branding would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! Ms. Arman has made headway as the author of “The Voice: A Spiritual Approach to Singing, Speaking and Communicating – The Kabbalah of the Voice.”  She published the book in English, and recently released an Italian version of the popular tome: “La Voce: Un Approcio Spirituale per Cantare, Parlare e Communicare: La Kabala Della Voce.” Ms. Arman, a Renaissance Woman, vocal pedagogue, re-constructionist, technician, teacher, lecturer, author, poetess and fine artist, strives to teach people all over the world about the necessary technical skills and the mastery of techniques that are needed to build and re-build their voices. Ms. Arman is looking forward to producing a Hebrew translation of her book in the near future.

To learn more about Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman, please check out her press release and her feature on Worldwide Branding’s Contributing Authors Blog, and please also be sure to visit www.miriamjaskierowiczarman.com!

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Worldwide Branding Member Anthony Beasley Takes a Stand Against Corporate Bullying Today

Anthony BeasleyAnthony Beasley, a recent Worldwide Branding inductee, recently announced his participation in a campaign against bullying in the workplace.

Mr. Beasley will be a key presenter at this year’s Safety Institute of Australia ‘Visions’ Safety Conference on the Gold Coast which is taking place today, November 17, 2014. As part of the presentation’s pre-qualification processes, Mr. Beasley had to prepare a White Paper regarding the need for Accredited Training in the topic of “Managing and Preventing the Risk of Workplace Bullying.” This is because in Australia, there is currently no accredited competency-based program.

Mr. Beasley’s White Paper was accepted, and his team has supported him in the development of an excellent Prezi based presentation.

And in exploring beyond the White Paper, the topic generated such interest with Mr. Beasley’s team and clients, that he and his colleagues recently submitted a detailed application to the Australian Skills Regulator (ASQA) with two draft units to be accepted and released as nationally accredited. These are the first of their kind in Australia.

ASTRA Group Services LogoMr. Beasley and his team has also prepared a media release to align with this exciting development in a topic that costs our economy between $6B to $36Billion per year, and has tragically taken lives for those on the receiving end of bullying.

Regardless of the country or industry – Mr. Beasley feels that the topic of bullying in the workplace is a subject that is of interest and value to all.

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Educator Raymond Volkas Tells New Scientist Magazine of Breakthroughs with Renowned Higgs Boson Particle in Superconductors

Raymond VolkasProfessor Raymond Volkas, Head of School of the University of Melbourne, made recent observations about the Higgs boson, or what has become known by many as the “God particle.” The atom, which has been speculated to be the very unit that is solely responsible for all the mass in the universe, was revealed to have a ‘cousin’ last month, and Professor Volkas made headway on the correlations and likenesses between the former and the latter.

From newscientist.com:

A weird theoretical cousin of the Higgs boson, one that inspired the decades-long hunt for the elusive particle, has been properly observed for the first time. The discovery bookends one of the most exciting eras in modern physics.

The Higgs field, which gives rise to its namesake boson, is credited with giving other particles mass by slowing their movement through the vacuum of space. First proposed in the 1960s, the particle finally appeared at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, in 2012, and some of the theorists behind it received the 2013 Nobel prize in physics.

But the idea was actually borrowed from the behaviour of photons in superconductors, metals that, when cooled to very low temperatures, allow electrons to move without resistance.

Near zero degrees kelvin, vibrations are set up in the superconducting material that slow down pairs of photons travelling through, making light act as though it has a mass.

This effect is closely linked to the idea of the Higgs – “the mother of it actually,” says Raymond Volkas at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Those vibrations are the mathematical equivalent of Higgs particles, says Ryo Shimano at the University of Tokyo, who led the team that made the new discovery. The superconductor version explains the virtual mass of light in a superconductor, while the particle physics Higgs field explains the mass of W and Z bosons in the vacuum.

Watch Professor Volkas discussing the fine points of the Higgs boson with ABC News in September 2013. Follow him on Twitter @RVolkas or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Director & Producer TJ Walkup, Head of Omnific Pictures, to Cover and Produce Mocktoberfest 2014

TJ WalkupAward-winning cartoonist, published book illustrator and successful musician TJ Walkup of Omnific Pictures has served as a cinematographer and director of a myriad of videos, including work with top tier cable programming such as Discovery, National Geographic, Disney, CNN and the Food Network. He recently announced via Facebook that his production company would be once again hosting the annual event, which will be taking place at the Mira Theatre Guild at 51 Daniels Avenue in Vallejo, California on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

From the website:

Our goal is to raise money for 10 kids ages 12 to 18, chosen by lottery, to be provided an instrument and 10 lessons in the style of music that they choose.  Our program is already working with area businesses, music teachers, administrators, professionals, and is building partnerships in order to provide music education free of charge to children who will be drawn from a lottery and are offered a place in the program.  We are passionate about making high caliber musicians and instruments accessible to Vallejo’s youth to inspire and excite the creative, positive energy in our city.

Last year’s event included four days on two stages of garage punk, electronic industrial, disco dance punk, and hard core metal music, and an epic visit from special guest Klaus Flouride of the Dead Kennedys. Other performers included Klank, The Sky Bleeds White, Box of Kittens, Shananagens, and Atomic Machines. At the end of the festival, a lucky winner received a grand raffle prize: an ornate, handcrafted electric guitar by Schroom Custom Guitar Works.

A CINE Golden Eagle award winner, Mr. Walkup acknowledges video production as a dynamic story-telling art form. His large range of artistic talents supports the creative process of crafting poignant images with lighting and sound. He has worked on television series, commercials, full-length movies, documentaries and live theater and focuses on the technical aspects of camera use, lighting, sound and editing, treating each equally.

Mr. Walkup is uniquely qualified to oversee a wide range of tasks on behalf of Omnific Pictures, a documentary and television production company. An award-winning cartoonist, published book illustrator and successful musician, Mr. Walkup has been the cinematographer and director on countless videos, including work with top tier cable programming such as Discovery, National Geographic, Disney, CNN and the Food Network.

See the promo for last year’s Mocktoberfest below.

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