Patrick Brown Expresses his Opinion

The Political Assassination of Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown, Peter Bethlenfalvy raising funds for Party

When Ford said that he inherited a mess as party leader, he is very much mistaken. He inherited a party with a 20 point lead in numerous public opinion polls…

By the time I left as leader, we had a membership, which was either 136,000 according to Vic Fedeli or over 200,000 according to Thomas De Groot of the PC Party Party Executive and IT Chair.”

— Patrick Brown

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, May 24, 2018 / — As Publisher of Take Down The Political Assassination of Patrick Brown we are pleased that Mr. Brown addressed the constant barrage of false facts and accusations fed to reporters resulting in blatantly biased and false stories. While my only role is to present a book of facts and perspective it has not stopped threats from Party members, insiders who stood to benefit and even my own riding association, but the story will be told. The public will choose to buy or not, to trust a man who dedicated his life to making the PC Party a feasible force in Ontario politics or not. A Man who would have been Premier.

Dean Baxendale

Opinion Toronto Star
Published May 23, 2018
By Patrick Brown

There has been a great deal of attention recently about the inner workings of the Ontario PC Party and the state I left the party in. Party leader Doug Ford recently told the media to ask Patrick Brown about “the mess” he inherited. I am pleased to answer that question.

When Ford said that he inherited a mess as party leader, he is very much mistaken. He inherited a party with a 20 point lead in numerous public opinion polls, the largest membership in our party history, the most money ever in our coffers, a great slate of candidates and a policy platform that was the best received in modern memory for our party. We were well on our way to recreating the Big Blue Machine of the Bill Davis era. Moderate. Inclusive. Pragmatic. Progressive. That’s no mess.

Then-Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown, left, talks to his political hero former Ontario Premier Bill Davis.

When I won the Ontario PC leadership in May of 2015, by the largest margin in the party’s history, I inherited a party that was on the verge of financial bankruptcy. We were $7 million in debt and held the worst balance sheet of all the political parties in Ontario.

Under the capable leadership of Tony Miele and our PC Ontario Fund Board we raised record amounts. In 2016, over a period of six months, I spoke at 234 fundraising dinners and lunches. We raised $16 million that year, a record for any given year in Ontario politics. Fast forward to January 2018, when I was forced out as PC leader, we had $4 million in the war chest, had pre-paid key election expenses and had the best balance sheet of all the political parties in Ontario.

We also witnessed record membership growth. When I announced my intention to run for the Ontario PC leadership on the fall of 2014, we had 12,000 party members, the smallest of all Ontario political parties. We were disproportionately white, rural and old.

By the time I left as leader, we had a membership, which was either 136,000 according to Vic Fedeli or over 200,000 according to Thomas De Groot of the PC Party Party Executive and IT Chair. Either way it was the largest in the party’s history and the largest of any party in Ontario. Even more remarkable, we had become diverse, multicultural, urban, young and finally reflective of the beautiful mosaic that is Ontario.

We built a policy platform — the People’s Guarantee, which was praised across the province and in a Toronto Star editorial. Our policy co-chairs Kaydee Richmond and Kevin Gaudet poured their hearts and souls into this document. It was a home run and a culmination of two years of hard work by the grassroots of our party. What a contrast from some of the past platform launches that had failed miserably, such as faith-based funding in 2007, chain gangs in 2011 or 100,000 job cuts in 2014.

Our platform pushed mental health into the mainstream of Ontario political debate and now all three parties have adopted the funding commitments we made in the People’s Guarantee. Excluding sections on the environment, many parts of the document have been adopted by Doug Ford. I am proud this document has lived beyond my time as leader.

We became the first party to have third party oversight and we even hired private security to attend the particularly contentious nominations. While our nominations certainly became controversial, this was a result of having more candidates interested in running for our party than ever before. When we won by-elections in the Liberal strongholds of Scarborough Rouge River and Sault Ste Marie, it set off an avalanche of interest in becoming a PC Party candidate. We were not prepared as a party for the lengths people would go to win nominations. We had to shut down attempts to print fake ballots, produce fake ID’s, stop fistfights and even the stuffing of ballot boxes. I was beyond frustrated to hear these ongoing stories.

We took steps to ensure these nominations were run fairly and free from abuse. I personally ordered the party to bring in PWC to observe and certify our nominations. I have been as shocked as anyone else to hear about allegations that a candidate stole private 407 data. In retrospect, I am increasingly of the opinion political parties are ill equipped to handle nominations and that it is time to have Elections Ontario manage this part of our democratic process.

Ford said he inherited 90 candidates from me and he wasn’t involved in their vetting. He should sleep easy that he was handed a strong slate of…………During my leadership, we managed to recruit the most women and visible minority candidates in our party’s history.

Look at Peter Bethlenfalvy in Pickering who ran the credit rating agency DBRS, Rod Philips who ran the OLG, former broadcaster and Hamilton city councillor Donna Skelly, former hockey star Troy Crowder in Sudbury, former Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford in Kenora, Caroline Mulroney, Bay Street lawyer and Brampton South candidate, Prab Sarkaria, Logan Kanapathi in Markham, who is set to be the first Tamil MPP in Ontario’s history, Angely Pacis, the candidate

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Real Estate Marketing

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2018 / — For starters, we’ll assume that you already know what Search Engine Optimisation is.
Otherwise, you’re reading the wrong blog post; kindergarten is that way.
Also, by now you must have realized that the real estate market in all respects is highly competitive, and to get ahead, you need to get creative employing as many different methods of actively stimulating sales and generating the inflow of new customers as possible.

In that regard, SEO-promotion and Internet marketing is the holy grail of the real estate business because the proper promotion of a specialized web resource (dedicated in our case to real estate) has already become the most effective tool for achieving complex commercial tasks.

Up to 50% of traffic is coming in through the web gate, and both the large real estate companies and smaller realtors alike need to ask themselves the same question: how do we capitalize on this new development?

The web promotion works best for:

– Realtors who offer their services in various market segments (commercial, foreign and other real estates);
– Real estate developers;
– Real estate agencies;
– Intermediaries;
– Lessors;
– Agencies involved in the purchase/sale of a finished housing;
– Agencies providing any related services (legal support, insurance, appraisal, etc.).

In short, as you can see, the real estate industry is tailor-made for the web and in 2018 we’d be foolish not to take full advantage of that fact.

But the SEO stats on real estate are also telling us that the difficulty of making your listing or service truly visible online is to promote it the right way. Perhaps, online promotion of a real estate project and relevant services is one of those prime cases for exercising the “less is more” mantra with all expediency.

Choosing the right audience and the right resource can make or break any promo campaign, let alone a real estate deal. So, choose your launching pad carefully and, I can’t stress this enough, hire a professional.

Mind you, we’re not talking about placing an add on a popular website. Although it’s the fastest and cheapest way to go about shifting your property, that special someone may never see your gem in the haystack of crap.

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NSC Summer Science Camp was Held at Garden City University, Bengaluru

Participants of the Summer Science Camp

Participants of the Summer Science Camp

BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA, May 23, 2018 / — Summer Science Camp for the South Zone was held at Garden City University, Bengaluru from May 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018. This camp is organised for the winners of the National Science Concours competition.

National Science Concours or NSC is a unique online science competition. It is the initiative of Foundation for Innovation and Experiential Learning (FIEL), a not-for-profit education organisation. NSC was conceptualized five years back as a contest with an aim to create value for the participants through experiential learning. NSC has two levels, in the first level, there is an online Science Test and in the second level, students prepare a project based on Science. Winners of NSC go for a five-day Summer Science Camp. FIEL organizes two camps, one in South India and one in North India. This year, the south camp was held at Garden City University, Bangalore from 16th to 21st May, 2018. The North camp will be held at Shoolini University, Solan from June 25th to 30th, 2018. These camps are managed and organised by Mr. Japinder Singh, who heads the NSC program at FIEL.

In five years, the participation has increased from a mere 500 to more than 5 lakhs till last year. As per Mr. Krishan B Chandak, founder of FIEL, the aim of FIEL is to make NSC a value statement for experiential learning for school going children. "NSC is like sowing a seed of structured thinking and innovation in the minds of students. The results can be clearly seen in the students who attend these camps. This year we initiated the concept of "Big Idea of Change". Students have generated very innovative ideas and the best 10 ideas will be nurtured by FIEL to make them a reality."

NSC is recognised and recommended by the Atal Innovation Mission as a valuable contest for school kids.

In this five-day camp, students worked with eminent personalities from the field of Science and learnt from them. NSC is supported by partners like Pacific Rim Robotics. Ms. Rupali Pradhan of Pacific Rim Robotics with her team conducted a one and a half day workshop on Robotics. It was an enlightening experience for the students. Dr. S Sujatha, Scientific Officer at MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, took a workshop on Astrophysics. There was a talk by Dr. Nagaraj Lakshmeswar on Medicine as a career. He motivated and answered all the queries of the future doctors of the country. Apart from these, there were activities like star gazing, quizzes, and visits to Indian Institute of Science and Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM). On the last evening of the camp, students prepared and presented a vibrant cultural program. The evening was attended by many parents as well.

Neelakshi Chatterjee, Sreshith S R and Tanish Goyal were declared Junior Scientists of the Year in their respective groups.

This Camp was hosted by Garden City University, one of the most enterprising and innovative Universities in India. They have been supporting NSC for the past two years and their mission is to nurture and encourage young talent. GCU offers UG/ PG courses on Technical, Health, Management, Life Sciences, Agriculture, Law and allied sectors.

Dr. Joseph VG, Chancellor of Garden City University had this to say about NSC, "Meeting the National Science Concours Scholars is always a pleasure every year. Drawn from across 30 cities in India, the young and enthusiastic lot in this year's batch I am sure will excel in their corresponding areas of interest. My only advice to them is that they must be a good human being.This team whom I met is an exceptional group and I have full hope they would surpass all expectations. The good work done by NSC team is commendable. Their unconditional love in moulding these children is a treat to the eyes and my best wishes to all."

About Foundation for Innovation and Experiential Learning

Foundation for Innovation and Experiential Learning (FIEL) is a not for profit trust, founded with a mission to promote experiential learning. We want to innovate the way education is being imparted today. Education & learning should be fun with the prime objective of developing overall skills.

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Rolling Stone Commends ReelTime Author John Cameron's Sincerity in Exposing JonBenet, and Laci Peterson's Murderer

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Revolutionary New Book “It Was Always Me Edward Edwards The Most Prolific Serial Killer of All Time” Names One Man Responsible For The Zodiac, and Other Murders

ReelTime Media (OTCMKTS:RLTR)

Rolling Stone has been a cornerstone of entertainment news for longer than I can remember. Although not on the “cover” it is truly a thrill to get your project featured in this iconic magazine.”

— CEO Barry Henthorn

SEATTLE, WA, USA, May 22, 2018 / — ReelTime (OTCPK:RLTR) Rolling Stone Magazine commended ReelTime author and veteran detective John Cameron for his sincerity in an article titled “Inside One Man’s Serial-Killer Unification Theory” reviewing the chilling documentary series “It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards” which aired it’s Finale on The Paramount Network last night which John stars in.
The show and book examine Cameron’s discovery that one man, Edward Edwards may have been responsible for many of the high-profile murders over the past 60 years. These include murders by The Zodiac Killer, and the murders of JonBenet Ramsay, The Black Dahlia, Tracy Halbach, Laci Peterson, and many others. Some of which are still unsolved, yet others convicted and, in some cases, even executed innocent men.
Rolling Stone also concludes that there is actual hard evidence presented by Cameron that Edwards Killed even more people and he is not alone in this belief. One of those cases is the 1960 stabbing deaths of Larry Peyton and Beverly Allan which took place in Portland, Oregon. It was featured in the final episode of “It Was Him” which aired last night. Edwards was seen hanging around the crime scene, with a bullet wound in his arm, that police suspected was related to a bullet hole in the couple's windshield. Police even arrested him, but he escaped before he could be questioned – and for some reason, they didn't pursue him. Meanwhile, two other men were convicted for the murders and sentenced to life in prison – but they were both released within just a few years, without explanation. Both had long insisted they were innocent. Cameron hopes to officially exonerate them, and he makes a compelling argument for why the Peyton/Allan case should be reexamined.
The article also presents some equally outlandish dismissals of Johns work, which helps people to understand how much scrutiny and disdain is held by those whose own theories of these cases are challenged to the core by Cameron’s discoveries and interactions directly with Edwards.
The new book “It Was Always Me – Edward Edwards The Most Prolific Serial Killer of All Time” can be purchased by viewers at or at other online book stores. Camerons research and evidence presented in his book, has recently gained national exposure in In Touch Magazine, and in People Magazine spawning a six-part series based on the book which aired on The Paramount Network (formerly Spike) sparking perhaps the single most controversial discoveries in criminal history.
Although Ed Edwards was convicted of only 5 murders the discoveries presented in the book have led many to believe that the spree could have exceeded 60 people spanning over 60 years including many of the most famous murders of all time.
Veteran Detective/Author John Cameron exclaimed: “I am grateful that Rolling Stone helped make people aware of the discoveries linking Edwards to so many murders. I hope that from the exposure and onslaught of new tips that these and other crimes can finally be solved. ”
Barry Henthorn ReelTime CEO stated: “Rolling Stone has been a cornerstone of entertainment news for longer than I can remember. Although not on the “cover” it is truly a thrill to get your project featured in this iconic magazine.”
About Rolling Stone Magazine: Rolling Stone is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone's website features selected current articles, reviews, blogs, MP3s. The website also has other features, such as searchable and free encyclopedic articles about artists, with images and sometimes sound clips of their work. On April 19, 2010, the website was updated drastically and now features the complete archives of Rolling Stone. The archive was first launched under a for-pay model but has since transitioned to a free-with-print-subscription model. In the spring of 2012, Rolling Stone launched a federated search feature which searches both the website and the archive.
About ReelTime: ReelTime Rentals, Inc. DBA ReelTime VR, ReelTime Media Group is a publicly traded multimedia publishing company based in Seattle, WA (OTCPK:RLTR). ReelTime is in the business of helping individuals whom have been thrust into the public eye to monetize their exposure and control the portrayal of their story. ReelTime is also in the business of developing, producing, and distributing Virtual Reality Content and technologies under the brand ReelTime VR. We have end to end production, editing, and distribution capabilities for internal and external projects. ReelTime currently produces three ongoing series for the Samsung Gear VR platform, VeeR TV, Oculus, and distributes them over numerous VR delivery portals.

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Just Released: "Orbs of Azure" by Ellie Raine. A Scythe and Sorcery Epic Adventure with a new Spin on the Grim Reaper!

"Willow of Ashes", Book I of the NecroSeam Chronicles

Book I, “Willow of Ashes”

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Book II, “Orbs of Azure”

Ellie Raine, Fantasy Adventure Author

Announcing Ellie Raine's "Orbs of Azure". A Reaper’s soul trapped inside his twin, a Death Princess looking for him, and a dark prophecy yet to be fulfilled.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA , USA, May 18, 2018 / — ScyntheFy Press announces the publication of their latest book "Orbs of Azure", by Ellie Raine, a fresh new voice in High Fantasy. "Orbs of Azure" is the second book in the NecroSeam Chronicles, a unique epic fantasy series like no other! This original tale is set in an alternate world where reapers are honorable knights who protect both the living and the dead. These scythe-wielding warriors not only escort souls of dead to safety, but they are honor-bound to kill the demons formed from corpses whose souls have been left to rot.

In Book I, “Willow of Ashes”, an apprentice Reaper named Xavier with necromantic powers becomes trapped inside his twin brother after he is flung into the ocean. The coexisting necromancers surface up from their home in the caverns of Grim to the Land Realm above in search of Xavier’s missing body, unexpectedly crossing paths with a sister reaper who was sent to find Xavier by a mysterious Oracle. But this realm is infested with soul-devouring demons, and armed with their crystal scythes, the reapers must survive an army of these nightmarish beasts along with bone-crushing dragons that have been awakened from their slumber.

In Book II, “Orbs of Azure”, the quest for Xavier’s body is put on hold when things escalate into full-out war. For the first time in centuries, knights of the Death Realm are forced to fight against living souls in a double-war with both demons and men. When their comrades are taken captive, the twins join Death Princess Willow on a rescue mission to free them from an impenetrable fortress high in the desert canyons, discovering new powers they never knew they had. Along the way, they encounter unexpected allies of different realms, all searching for the "shadowblood", a legendary hero who looks just like the twins… if they had been born as one.

Both Books of the NecroSeam Chronicles is available in all formats (Ebook, Paperback, Hardcover). You will find them in all bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.

See the Books2Read Universal Book links below for all Ebook locations:

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About Ellie Raine

Ellie Raine grew up in a family of book lovers, comic readers, and video gamers in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia where she always dreamed of making the next explosive game series that would catch fire like the Final Fantasy games, except hers would have darker themes that put the spotlight on her favorite fable: the Grim Reaper.

But that plan took a detour after she went to the Art Institute of Atlanta to make that dream happen. In the midst of her drawing classes, she made the mistake of taking a creative writing course from which there was no return. She'd always loved fantasy books much like her family (she had a thing for dragons particularly), but she never thought it would end up becoming her passion. Her ongoing Scythe-and-Sorcery book series, The NecroSeam Chronicles, was originally intended to be that explosive video game series, but she's found that the book adaptation is far more fulfilling and exciting.

In 2016, her first book in the series, Willow of Ashes, was published under Dark Oak Press, but was updated, expanded and republished under her indie imprint in 2018 along with the subsequent books in the on-going series. The third book in the NecroSeam Chronicles, Pearl of Emerald, is due to be released in July 2018. Her other works include a supernatural-noir novella titled Nightingale that was published with Pro Se Productions in 2018.

You can find out more about Ellie Raine and her books at:

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Church Security Awareness on the Rise

Building a Strong Foundation

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.”

— Archilochus circa 650 B.C.

CHARLOTTE, NC, UNITED STATES, May 18, 2018 / — In the past few years church safety and security has been a growing issues in churches across America. Many of the issues churches face today were unthinkable 20 years ago.

In order to meet the growing demand for information on this topic, Cool Solutions Group announces the release of a new e-Book series entitled "A Measured Approach to Church Security". This series has 4 separate eBooks:

Part 1: Church Security – Preparing for the Process
Part 2: Church Security – Laying a Firm Foundation
Part 3: Church Security – Building Upon the Foundation
Part 4: Church Security – Supported by a Firm Foundation

This series is designed to introduce church leaders to the concepts that allow them to begin building the best program for their church. There are many references provided in these eBooks, some to articles and some to service providers. Take the time to dig deep and begin building and training on a safety and security program that can accomplish your objectives. Developing your response during the storm is the opposite of intentional planning.

Download this FREE series today, and encourage others to do the same. Develop the plan that is right for you and your church culture. We are here to help.

Timothy Cool
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Education Innovation Summit 2018: 10 Topics to look out for

Technology has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, May 18, 2018 / — On the 31st of May at the Hilton hotel, Sandton Johannesburg, the 3rd edition of the Education Innovation Summit will be taking place.

Under the theme “Transforming Education with Technology”, this year's conference will be interactive with round-table discussions and case studies from leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs.

Click Here to visit the conference website.

Technology has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school.

With the current accelerated growth in mobile devices, there is already an emergence of flexible, open learning environments that enable contextual, real-time, interactive and personalised learning. This year's Education Innovation Summit will explore all the possibilities and opportunities which technology creates in the educational environment.

10 topics to look out for:

1. How assistive technology is changing special education.
2. Fees must fall: Innovative education funding models using technology.
3. Overcoming barriers to tech adoption in education.
4. Change management: Administrators and educational technologies – narrowing the divide.
5. Fostering creativity by introducing design thinking to the educational process.
6. Practical challenges of digital learning: getting the balance right for future-thinking.
7. Transforming education: the power of ICT policies.
8. Navigating the road blocks to innovation in education.
9. Creating an e-learning strategy that works.
10. Re-imagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education.

Confirmed speakers for this summit include:

• Raoul Blignaut: Senior IT Compliance Manager, Citi Bank
• Karen Heart: Inclusion Specialist, Think Ahead Education Solutions
• Elizabeth Nadler-Nir: Executive Director & Inventor, Virtual Reading Gym
• Nolan John: Managing Executive: Lending, Fundi
• Daniel Hampton: Association Director, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
• Lucretia Khumalo: Managing Executive: Fund Administration & New Business, Fundi
• Amasi Mwela: CEO, Fundi
• Dr Jacques Mostert: Principal & Vice Chancellor, Institute of Applied Leadership in Education
• Sean Laval: Innovations & Customer Solutions Executive, SqwidNet
• Professor Edward Kieswetter: President, Da Vinci Institute
• Ariellah Rosenberg: CEO, ORT South Africa
• Barbara Mallinson: Founder & CEO, Obami
• Wesley Lynch: CEO, Snapplify
• Professor Tahir Pillay: Professor of Chemical Pathology, University of Pretoria
• Professor Gezani Baloyi: Professor of Adult Basic Education, UNISA
• Dr Peace Mabeta: Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology at University of Pretoria
• Atli Phatudi: Portfolio Manager, National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) EdHub

For more information on this conference visit:

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14 year old global entrepreneur launches business book, contributors include Branson

Henry Patterson, 14, is setting out to educate his generation on the value of money and work including the author’s own recipe for success and happiness.

" Henrys motto is ‘turn your passion into possibilities’, which is an idea I can really get behind. If you do what you love, you’ll move mountains to make it happen and make it successful”.

— Sir Richard Branson

UK, LONDON, UK, May 16, 2018 / — 16th May 2018 – UK 14 year old serial entrepreneur and founder of children’s brand Not Before Tea, Henry Patterson, 14, is setting out to educate his generation on the value of money and work, with the publication today of a book that combines practical advice with the author’s own recipe for success and happiness.

There are also contributions from some of Henry’s heroes and role models including advice from Sir Richard Branson, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, entrepreneurs Sarah Willingham and Theo Paphitis, Mike Krieger (the co-founder of Instagram), Ariana DeBose (from the US cast of Hamilton) and Tim Stockdale, the Olympic showjumper. All recount their early experiences of earning money (not all successful) and explain what drove them to succeed in their chosen fields (rarely just money).

Young and Mighty – subtitled “Your secret weapon for earning some money, changing the world, and spending your future doing what you love” – includes ideas for making extra money and fundraising for good causes, plain English guides to the basics of starting and running a business, and a section packed with tips and engaging exercises to help young readers to start to “turn their ideas into things”.

In Young and Mighty Henry tells his own story too – his difficulties at school, his stammer and his journey to grow his children’s brand Not Before Tea and lessons he has learnt along the way.

He says: “The real point of the book is to help people my age to think about how to make their way in the world. Children today don’t know if they’ll get a job or have their own home when they get older. Schools don’t teach us how to really set up a business. They also don’t educate us on being flexible and agile when it comes to working. What do you do if you graduate and there are no jobs in your sector to interview for? You don’t learn about back-up plans at school”.

Henry says children should learn about money as early as possible as a vital part of their training for later life.

“I have had negative comments from parents saying I should not be thinking about money and business at my age. I totally disagree. I have spoken to lots of people who didn’t even think about it until they left school and were then overwhelmed.

“Leaving school and starting a job shouldn’t be something to dread but something to look forward to. I don’t dread work, I find it fun. Everybody should love what they do. That’s really what my book is about.”

Young and Mighty is published in paperback by Harriman House at £12.99, on sale on Amazon and all leading UK book shops and at

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Editors’ notes

About the Book

Young and Mighty is for children and young people, 10 to 14, who are starting to think about their future and starting to make sense of what motivates them.

It covers some of the big issues that young people face: money, self-esteem, finding your voice, education and creativity. It particularly appeals to those struggling to fit in.

In the introduction Henry tells his story about developing a stammer after being bullied at school and his journey to rediscover his voice.

His experiences have taught Henry that children can discover their own version of success. The book provides examples from business, the arts and sport contributed by people Henry has met or admires.

Other chapters deal with how to double your pocket money and how to raise money for good causes. There is also advice from business, marketing and legal experts on how to start and run a business.

Young and Mighty promotes confidence and thoughtfulness, not just material ambition.

About Henry

Henry started his official business journey at the age of nine when he launched children’s brand Not Before Tea. This was based on a story book he had written entitled The Adventures of Sherb and Pip. All the characters in the book were bought to life through products such as bags, wash bags and soft toys. Today the products are sold internationally and Henry has just secured investment to grow the brand further.

At 12 years old, Henry was a keynote speaker at the prestigious Retail Week Live event at the 02 in London, where he shared the stage with the likes of Facebook and Google.

Despite battling a stammer, he developed a love of public speaking and has since spoken alongside some of the world's top motivational speakers on stages in Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Berlin and Vietnam.

Now 14, Henry has just set up an online platform Young&Mighty, to enable young entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into reality, through short practical courses.

Free spaces are offered to schools, who run ‘Get Mighty’ competitions to their students. This annual Dragons Den style format, encourages pupils to pitch their business idea to their teachers. Each age section will win access to the Young and Mighty online academy.

He is sharing the lessons he has learnt with schools and colleges throughout the UK, most recently working in a group of students from The Peter Jones Academy.

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Author Hilaire Tavenner to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

LORAIN, OHIO, UNITED STATES, May 16, 2018 / — Life is full of numerous paths to take and we must all decide what vocation we wish to pursue. For many of us there are more than one career and goals we elect to follow and when we do our lives become ultimately fulfilling and full of promise.

Hilaire Tavenner is a former Franciscan nun, educator and esteemed author of eight books and over a hundred published articles and short stories.

“For aspiring writers I unreservedly recommend write what you know and what you’re most exceedingly passionate about,” says Hilaire. “In doing so you will categorically produce something more indelibly enduring and profoundly informative. I have written about things that interested me most.”

Her books include “Nun of This and Nun of That: Book One, Beginnings” which is about how the convent creates a nun out of a teenage girl. “Nun of This and Nun of That: Book Two, Making Vows” is what it is like living in community with other nuns. “A Portrait of Helen Steiner Rice,” is a short biography of one of America’s most famous poets from Lorain, OH. “My Friendship with Elizabeth Ann Seton,” is about the life of Mother Seton and the relationship Dr. Tavenner has had with America’s first native born saint. “Memories of Mom; They Called her Dutch” is the life of Hilaire Tavenner’s mother, her husband, parents, children, etc. It is a tribute to all good mothers, and Dr. Tavenner created this book because her mother was her best friend, and life inspiration. “France, 1996: Memoirs of a writer in France,” “Peru, 2002: Memoirs of a writer in Peru,” and “Puerto Rico, 2006: Memoirs of a writer in Puerto Rico,” are three travel books which record the adventures of her travails, complete with history and culture, respectively.

At the young age of seventeen Hilaire entered the convent and became a Franciscan nun. After twenty years, she came to believe that God had other plans for her life and decided to leave the convent. Hilaire had taught for 15 years as a nun in Syracuse, Albany and Fulton, New York, in Lorain, Ohio, in Tampa Florida and in Caguas, Puerto Rico before leaving the community. She taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grades, mostly science and religion. After leaving the convent, she pursued and earned a doctorate in Education from the University of South Florida. Later, she taught for various colleges and universities. [University of South Florida in Tampa, Cleveland State University, Tiffin University in Ashland, OH, and Lorain County Community College. ] For 3 years, she was a Director of Education for a Sylvan Learning Center. Dr.Tavenner taught GED and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes (Adult Education) to immigrants for 13 years, and tutored before retiring in 2016. Resolutely believing immigrants can only thrive in our society when they learn our English language. In between, she wrote and published her eight books.

“I started the International Writers Association nineteen years ago to honor Helen Steiner Rice,” says Hilaire. “We are a magnificent, dedicated group of almost 60 writers who hold writer’s conferences, support, encourage, educate, inform and share our short stories, poetry, and plays with other aspiring writers.” “About 50 of our writers are in the United States, and about 10 live in other countries around the world.”

She wholeheartedly recommends writers to remain resolute and thick skinned as she was rejected seventy five times while trying to get published the traditional way, a costly endeavor until she finally decided to self -publish and achieved her success.

“Since I was a child I listened to my inner voice and that’s what I encourage all individuals to do,” says Hilaire. “That incisive voice is God who leads us throughout our journey. Our first prayer should be ‘God, Your holy will, not mine! What is it that you want me to do?’ When you follow Him, you will be immersed in peace and joy, because if it’s all about your ego, you will most likely, not find the lasting happiness you may seek.” Not that any life is easy! I always say, “The greater the good, the greater the adversity” but the adversity is doable and fruitful if one seeks and stays close to TRUTH.

“Memories of Mom,” is one of Hilaire’s most poignant books. It is about her cherished mother, tragically stricken with emphysema after being addicted to nicotine for 40 years. Hilaire left Florida and returned to live with her mother when the doctor insisted her mother needed to be in a nursing home. When she asked the doctor, “How long do you think my mother has to live?” He answered, “Maybe six months.” But because Hilaire went home, and kept her mother in the same family home her mother had known for nearly 50 years, her mother lived six years, not six months. “It was the honor of a lifetime, to be able to return even some of the love my mother so generously imparted to me throughout my life. Mom loved all seven of her children with an unconditional, beautiful, and generous spirit!”

“I’m extremely proud of all my books and the accomplishments God has made possible throughout my life! Teaching about 3,000 children, about 2,000 adults, helping mom, writing books and giving countless speeches along the way” says Hilaire. “It brings me absolute delight and gratification that I will leave behind a legacy of service and good will.”

CUTV news will feature Hilaire Tavenner in an interview with Jim Masters Wednesday May 16th EST.

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Join leading organisations at Education Innovation Summit 2018

The Education Innovation Summit will explore all the possibilities and opportunities that technology creates in the educational environment.

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, May 16, 2018 / — The 3rd Education Innovation Summit is scheduled to take place on 31 May 2018 at the Hilton, Sandton in Johannesburg.

Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology”, this year's conference will encourage interactive, round-table discussions and case studies from leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, which will ensure a valuable knowledge-exchange experience.

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With the current accelerated growth in mobile devices, there is already an emergence of flexible, open learning environments that enable contextual, real-time, interactive and personalised learning.

This year's Education Innovation Summit will explore all the possibilities and opportunities that technology creates in the educational environment.

These are just some of the organisations that will be in attendance this year:

• Cambridge University Press
• University of Pretoria
• Think Ahead Education Solutions
• Virtual Reading Gym
• Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
• Fundi
• Institute of Applied Leadership in Education
• SqwidNet
• Da Vinci Institute
• University of Johannesburg
• Bytes Technology Solution
• Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy
• King George VI Center
• Ingram Content Group
• JB Marks Education Trust Fund
• University of Fort Hare
• Business Finland
• Monash
• SchoolNet
• University of Free State
• Career Fit
• Cengage
• Education Technology
• Partners for Possibility
• St Stithians College
• Snapplify
• CITI Bank

Confirmed speakers for this summit include:

• Professor Edward Kieswetter, President: Da Vinci Institute
• Dr Jacques Mostert, Principal and Vice-Chancellor: Institute of Applied Leadership in Education
• Daniel Hampton, Association Director: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
• Sean Laval, Innovations and Customer Solutions Executive: SqwidNet
• Wesley Lynch, CEO: Snapplify
• Dudu Makhari, CEO: Click Foundation
• Dr James Keevy, CEO: Jet Education Services
• Dr Lucas Moloi, President: Southern African Institute Of Quality and Innovation
• Michelle Lissoos, Managing Director: Think Ahead Education
• Ariellah Rosenberg, CEO: ORT South Africa
• Barbara Mallinson, CEO: Obami
• Nial McNulty, Digital Publishing Manager: Cambridge University Press
• Walter Matli, Academic Researcher and ICT lecturer: Vaal University of Technology
• Professor Gezani Baloyi, Professor of Adult Basic Education, UNISA
• Amasi Mwela, CEO: Fundi

For more information about this conference visit:

Philani Moyo
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