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Inventor, author Kurzweil to speak at Penn State
Centre Daily Times - Inventor and best-selling author Ray Kurzweil will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium as part of the 2010-11 Student Programming Association Distinguished Speakers Series.

Kurzweil is the author of four national best-sellers including “The Age of Spiritual Machines” and “The Singularity is Near.” He is ranked No. 8 on Forbes Inc. magazine’s entrepreneurs and was named one of “16 Revolutionaries Who Made America” by PBS.

Among Kurzweil’s accomplishments is being the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, omni-font optical character recognition system and print-to-speech reading machine for the blind.
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Posted 10/22/2010 12:10:05 PM | Permalink
NS Mayport Hosts Best-Selling Author
MayportMirror - Best-selling author and child-abuse survivor Dave Pelzer will speak during a special event on April 6 at NS Mayport Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring the event as part of its month-long recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pelzer is the author of "A Child Called 'It'," his autobiography detailing his life as an abused child.

He nearly died several times by the hands of his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother. Pelzer's case was identified as one of the most gruesome and extreme cases of child abuse in California's then history. At age 12 Dave
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Posted 4/1/2010 12:04:37 AM | Permalink
Wolfgang Puck to Open Ritz-Carlton Restaurant
by Richard Guzmán, City Editor,LA Downtown News Online - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will add to his L.A. Live presence with a new restaurant set to open inside the Ritz-Carlton, the hotel announced today.

The chef, who also runs the Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill at the $2.5 billion L.A. Live in South Park, will open WP24 by Wolfgang Puck on the 24th floor of the hotel. The restaurant will feature Asian fare, a wine cave and two private dining rooms.

“Given my longstanding relationship with the city of Los Angeles, it is an honor to continue my involvement with the renaissance of Downtown, especially L.A. Live,”
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Posted 3/2/2010 12:03:33 AM | Permalink
Motivational Speaker John Hersey To Unlock Leadership Secrets in Interview with International Best-Selling Author, John Assaraf (press release) -
Motivational speaker will sit down with The Secret's best-selling author and business coach, John Assaraf, to find out the real secrets behind his business coaching success.

Fountain Hills, AZ -- John Hersey, world-renowned motivational and leadership speaker, will delve into the secrets behind  John Assaraf's success in an exclusive, upcoming one-on-interview. An international best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur, Assaraf's popularity as a motivational business coach landed him a cameo appearance in the highly-acclaimed book and movie, The Secret.

Assaraf is also the founder of OneCoach, a company committed to helping entrepreneurs and professionals grow their small business revenues so they can achieve
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Posted 12/29/2009 12:12:56 AM | Permalink
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The New Yorker

What Public Life Used to Look Like in San Francisco's Mission District
The New Yorker
In “Bowling Alone,” published in 2000, the political scientist Robert D. Putnam traced a decline in what he called “social capital”: the bonds that hold local communities together and enable coördinated action. In the Mission, though, soaring prices ...

Our Opinion: The reach to understand, word by word, face to face
Berkshire Eagle
An odd word kept coming up Thursday night, as three people who have thought a lot about how Americans treat each other sat talking from comfortable chairs on a Pittsfield stage. Plush chairs, actually, the kind with cushions and arms that invite their ...

Bryan-College Station Eagle

Texas A&M announces newest Hagler Fellows
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Robert D. Putnam, research professor of public policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. • Cameron Jones, R.L. Martin Distinguished Chair of Chemistry at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. • Vanderlei Salvador ...

Houston Chronicle

There's no bowling alone in Blanco
Houston Chronicle
BLANCO — Remember Bowling Alone? Written by Harvard government professor Robert D. Putnam and published in 2000, the academic best-seller noted that from 1980 to 1993 league bowling declined by 40 percent while the number of individual bowlers ...

Los Angeles Times

Humanity is losing its gathering spots. Webster City, Iowa, is fighting back
Los Angeles Times
To the editor: After reading about the residents of Webster City, Iowa, refusing to let their small-town movie theater die, I was reminded of Robert D. Putnam's 1995 essay, “Bowling Alone.” Putnam wrote in his essay about the decline of Americans ...

The News Journal

Every kid deserves a shot at the American Dream
The News Journal
On November 14, we'll be hosting Robert D. Putnam at the Baby Grand to talk about his book about the opportunity gap, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Putnam is an internationally renowned social scientist, and this most recent book discusses ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area's new wave of salons encourage real talk and face time — in real life
San Francisco Chronicle
In a modern Edwardian home in Russian Hill, more than 60 women gathered recently to hear the founders of billion-dollar children's clothing company Gymboree, venture-backed health elixir brand Rebbl and the largest nonprofit treating anorexia, Project ...

Men's health UK

The Uncomfortable Truth About Male Loneliness
Men's health UK
So many of us are now "bowling alone", as US political scientist Robert D Putnam put it in his book about the decline of civic life. More and more people are taking up bowling, he pointed out, but fewer and fewer are doing so in organised teams and ...
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