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Bushwick’s own songwriter and storyteller, Dru Cutler debuts ‘Familiar’ music video to packed house at The Living Room in Brooklyn

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Familiar video

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brooklyn audiences love Dru Cutler’s local performances and were out in force at The Living Room to celebrate the release of the “Familiar” video. The video captures the polarizing effects of our memories. It reminds us that nostalgia is both a warm embrace and a cold slap to the face. Cutler’s performance is relatable and authentic and taps into a longing that we all experience.

Cutler is a storyteller and always makes his fans a part of the show, which keeps them coming back for more. He wrote “Text Message Improv” on the spot, based on an audience member’s actual text thread.

He also had everyone help light the room with an illuminated guitar cable for his final number, “Let’s Make the Most of Now.”

Click here to see the full video: https://youtu.be/N4Xc0mHcifE .

ABOUT:
Dru Cutler lives in Bushwick and writes songs that highlight the best of the past and present. He’s fascinated by the power of nostalgia and lives by his own mantra: “We can’t escape it, so let’s embrace it.”

More information: http://www.drucutler.com/ .

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/drucutler .

“Familiar”
Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna.
Edited by Danush Parvaneh.
Shot by Pete O’Hare and Vladimir Weinstein.

TWITTER: @DruCutler #FamiliarVideo

For media queries, contact: Kosi Harris at: DruCutler@gmail.com or (917) 749-1797.

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* Photo credits: Vladimir Weinstein and Pete O’Hare.

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Introducing Lane Mates – The Place Where Swimming, Networking and Shopping Meet

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ENCINO, Calif., March 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With over 1,000 swimmers on the master’s swim team located throughout the Los Angeles area – that Lane Mates founder Sharon Hollander swims with – “It’s amazing that we had no discounts or coupons available for swimwear or gear,” says Hollander. So she took it upon herself to contact many of the more popular online swim suppliers to discuss group pricing, volume discounts and obtain the best prices on the net.

“Swimmers do not carry pens unlike other land based athletes, so it is difficult to network with other swimmers,” states Hollander. “As an avid swimmer, I realized there was no single place where I could: meet other swimmers, be educated on swimming topics, watch swimming videos, obtain workout sets, exchange ideas, find relevant information, and also shop for swimming gear and products. I created that network – Lane Mates – the place where Swimming, Networking and Shopping Meet!”

The benefits to Lane Mate members are plentiful. It’s:
* the place where we can promote interest in swimming for exercise, sport, etc.;
* a single source where swimmers of all levels can communicate;
* a shopping site with cool swimming products as well as other lifestyle merchandise;
* full of relevant and timely information from blogs, newsletters and links;
* provides valuable daily coupons;
* presents exclusive coupons and discounts – available only to Lane Mates clients.

With online shopping up over 12 percent in 2011 – this trend clearly reflects that people are slowly starting to view the economy as be more positive, more people are taking advantage of the online retail world. Vendors continue to offer free shipping to meet the needs of the shopping consumers. “We needed a single source to obtain valuable coupons and discounts for athletes,” states Hollander.

Most of all, we are the online resource for people to communicate about their passion – swimming. You can discuss competitive-edge strategies and techniques, dry land exercise, new and innovative products on the market, social events, etc. Lane Mates is here to increase your network of fellow swimmers.

Join today and reap the benefits of being a Lane Mate. Visit: http://www.lanemates.com or on mobile device at www.lanemates.mobi – or Facebook: LaneMates – or Twitter: @lanemates.

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American Land Forces Institute Announces Launch – Nonprofit Will Focus on America’s Ground Forces

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colonel Jack H. Pryor (U.S. Army, Retired) today announced the formation and launch of a new nonprofit organization, the American Land Forces Institute (ALFI). Based in San Antonio, Texas, ALFI will focus on policy, advocacy, education and services in support of land forces and small combat units across all branches of the U.S. military, the National Guard, and domestic law enforcement.

Colonel Pryor will head ALFI as its CEO. Also joining the ALFI team will be Major General Robert H. Scales (U.S. Army, Retired) who is serving as the Chair of ALFI’s Board of Directors.

“America’s Soldiers, Marines and Special Operations forces have carried the greatest burden in all of our contemporary wars. Since World War II, land forces have comprised only five percent of the entire Armed Forces, but have suffered more than eighty percent of military fatalities. Yet in spite of this horrific down payment in blood, this nation still fails to provide our ground forces with the support these brave men and women require to enable them to win our wars at the lowest possible cost in human life and human suffering. ALFI is dedicated to the proposition that America’s historic neglect of our land forces must not be allowed to persist,” Pryor said.

“As all who have gone before them, our service members are willing to give their today’s for our children’s tomorrows. We as Americans owe them the best of everything. ALFI is dedicated to advocating on behalf of these service men and women for the best possible training, preparation, equipment, supplies, support, and medical care during their tours of duty, and for the best possible support in their re-integration into civilian life. ALFI’s mission is to be the voice of America’s ground forces and veterans.”

ALFI will be an agent of change at all levels of America’s defense community. ALFI’s goal is to ensure that every member of America’s land forces – starting from their recruitment and continuing through to their transition to civilian life and beyond – will have the best that this country can provide them. ALFI’s programs and activities include a comprehensive advocacy effort that will affect military and national security policy at the highest levels of government; educating military and defense stakeholders as well as the general public; and facilitating the provision of the highest quality services for both land forces and veterans.

For more information visit: http://www.alfinstitute.org .

American Land Forces Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Address: American Land Forces Institute (ALFI), 170 PR 1731, Mico, TX 78056.

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Harvard, Oxford Students Building New Network for Planetary Change

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Students from Harvard and Oxford, in cooperation with the World Mind Network, Peer to Peer Media Group, and the Creative Commons Initiative, are building a new social network dedicated to using advanced Web and Smart Phone tools to achieve goals in social change, academic research, environmental improvement, education, cultural preservation, and worldwide online discussion of important issues.

According to World Mind Network Co-Director Sarah Mendel, many of the students were attendees at events sponsored by HSMBB (The Harvard Society for Mind, Brain, and Behavior). Other participants include Dr. Javier Ogembo of the Harvard Medical School and Irina Higgins of the Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence.

Texting, tweeting, Facebooking, microblogging, online video and cell phone apps are not new to students. What is new is the efficient use of all their capabilities in combination to reach important aims in a few hours which the traditional brick-and-mortar academic world would take months or years to accomplish.

The key is the creation of protocols which serve as formulae for easily setting up Internet based projects which achieve well-defined goals, are infinitely replicable, grow by themselves through social networks, and enable each student to carve out a Web niche which serves as the Internet’s focal point for the student’s chosen issue. In practice, this means that each student is experimenting with making their work more public, and yet more personal, at the same time.

Says WMN advisor Wolfram Ruisdael “The Cloud of knowledge, creativity, innovation, and even wisdom represented by the Internet is now incomprehensibly vast. Its power to solve both traditional and new human problems is almost infinite, but until now Humanity has not really demanded the efficient use of it to refine theories instantly, generate new ideas, build communities, and get innovative thinking from where it originates to where it is needed. Students, because of their familiarity with these technologies, are the natural creators of the new change-making networks.”

Other student participants have come from Duke, Caltech, Rutgers, the Ecole Polytechnique in France, Beijing and Tsinghua Universities in China, the University of Delhi, the Federal University of Parana in Brazil, and the University of Witwatersrand.

Crucial to many of the new protocols are programs like Apple’s Siri artificial intelligence app for the iPhone 4s, Facebook’s Timeline, Google+, Pinterest, and msnNOW.

A typical protocol is this one for Disaster Relief, which the network used during the 20ll Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as more recent floods in Thailand and the Philippines:
1. Create a landing page on Google sites with RSS feeds of latest news, including links to on-site organizations which need help;
2. Use search engines to find and rank current Twitter trackers for affected area;
3. Do the same for Facebook post monitors;
4. Do the same for SMS (texting) monitors;
5. Collate trackers on a Bing map so that rescuers can be connected with victims in real time;
6. publicize site with online press releases.

Similar protocols exist for cloud-based research projects, cultural preservation programs, Fair Trade social enterprises, crowd-sourced experiments, worldwide philosophical discussions, knowledge matrices, artistic collaborations, and environmental improvement projects. Each can be created in a few hours, and further streamlining is an ongoing process.

Among other programs, students have participated in projects which:

- Aid Stanford physicists in predicting sunspot cycles;

- Created the world’s largest collection of pre-1900 archival French audio recordings and preserved them with iTunes and Windows Media files;

- Explore the new PS3 video game ‘Journey’ as an art therapy tool

- Advised legislators in Nepal who are re-framing the national constitution;

- Built the world’s largest online crowd-sourced environmental investigation which discovered several causes for a sudden fish die-off in Taal Lake in the Philippines, and suggested treatments which were successfully implemented.

Learn More:
For more information go to http://Facebook.com/HarvardWorldMindNetwork or http://networkingprojects.org – or write to worldmindnetwork@gmail.com.

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