Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Two New Books about Believeland, Cleveland, Ohio



Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Cleveland's Signature Dessert in Two New Books FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rosa Shine Raskin Address: 451 Lassiter Drive, Highland Heights, Ohio 44143 Phone: (440) 461-4125

New Books: Cleveland Treats and Cleveland Treats:Sweet Recipes

Cleveland, Ohio - August 31, 2016 – Cleveland's signature dessert, Coconut Bars are included in two new books published this summer by Rosa Shine Raskin. The first, Cleveland Treats, includes nature photography of the Greater Cleveland area along with treats to eat. The second book, Cleveland Treats:Sweet Recipes, is a subset of the larger Cleveland Treats. Both cookbooks contain color photographs.

The motivation for the books was the author's nephew born with 30 food allergies and earlier that same year, Raskin's husband had to be taken to zero fat after a heart attack at the age of 49. A treat for everyone is included in the variations of the recipes, which include low-sugar, fat-free, dairy-free, and/or gluten-free versions. The modified recipes took months of trial and error to create. The variations of a recipe are presented with the traditional version. When the author's nephew liked a recipe, he would say “Auntie Rosie, put it in your cookbook.” He was 3 years-old the first time he asked his aunt to document the invented dessert. The books were published this summer, 20 years later.

Recipes include Russian Tea Biscuits, Baked Brown Bread, Lady Locks, Banana Cake, Pies, Dutch Apple Squares, Eier Kichel and Cleveland's own version of cassata cake, etc.

Print copies of both books are available from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com.

Cleveland Treats - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0988414724 Cleveland Treats-Sweet Recipes - https://www.amazon.com/dp/098841473

Cleveland Treats - http://www.createspace.com/5388841 Cleveland Treats-Sweet Recipes - http://www.createspace.com/6464784

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Rankings for Book Publishing Choices for Authors 2014

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Best list I have seen to date including the effects of VAT and Amazon's new features for readers.

CreateSpace is #1, no surprise to me because of their incredible telephone support. Sometimes we need to talk to a real person as not knowing publishing lingo puts us at a disadvantage.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Federated Search Blog

The Federated Search Blog at http://federatedsearchblog.com/ has a wealth of information including that the Government Computer News (GCN) recently reviewed mobile apps developed by the federal government. Science.gov Mobile was among the top 10 listed.

I am going to download it to my Android now as GCN gave the Science.gov Mobile app (which runs on the Android and on the Mobile Web) scores of 7 for usefulness, 8 for ease of use, and 8 for coolness factor.

Check out the Federal Mobile Apps Directory including government native apps, hybrid apps, responsive sites and mobile websites which offer official information and services from the palm of your hand at http://www.usa.gov/mobileapps.shtml

Do not forget to check the bottom of the page should you wish to sign up for email updates or get an RSS fee.

Deep Web Searching with One-Step Web Portals

It is best to have many tools in one's toolbox when it comes to "Deep Web Searching." One tool that combines patents, news, literature, and social media is Biznar.com

Biznar.com is an example of a "federated search," where multiple sites are searched at once and more quickly than trying each one.

I might start with a Biznar.com search and see where it leads me. I have been surprised more than once!

What is great about Bizar is that is is FREE. My favorite is to search me or my company, along with having a google alert on yours truly, to keep up with what is or is not posted.

For more information on a "Federated Search" in medicine check:

http://federatedsearchblog.com/category/metasearch/

Thanks for stopping by and do not forget to set up an alert on yourself and your company! Rosa

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Mentoring Power" -- Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE & DISTRIBUTION

Contact: Rosa Raskin, rosa@raskinfo.com
Phone: 440.461.4125


Mentoring is key to innovation and depends on personal relationships, support systems, national and international collaboration, and commitment.
Cleveland, Ohio – November 12, 2014, Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation [Kindle Edition], at http://amzn.to/1ubppqW supplements the known literature on mentoring with personal communications from leaders of major mentoring programs, provides a tertiary tool that organizes the vast data on the subject, and identifies a select group of major multi-institutional success stories.

Hot listed on Amazon the first day of its publication, the short Ebook is packed with useful information including how to mentor, career and vocational guidance are directed to fields in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), but the beauty of the findings is that the principles of good mentoring can be applied to any subject area.

Several leading programs are included in the Ebook with links to tools for mentoring programs on the international scene.

A new 2014 encyclopedic-type publication is cited in Mentoring Power entitled, Reflections & Connections: Personal Journeys Through the Life Sciences an Ebook bargain at $3.99 at http://amzn.to/1xsNcCr and in paperback formats, two volumes combine to 1375 pages. The paper back copies are divided into Volume 1. Agricultural Economic & Plant Sciences and Volume 2. Healthcare Economic, Environmental & Medical Scientists. The book has 30 authors, some of whom served as editors of the project. I suggest scanning the Ebook version for anyone interested in the life sciences as some researchers move from the plant sciences to medicine, whether in print or Ebook format, the book has a section for everyone and the makings of a classic.

About the Authors of Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation

William Sharp has a background in biotechnology, translation of science into business ideas, spawning start-up companies and extensive technology transfer experience in the Americas and Asia. He has authored over seventy original research papers, abstracts and books. Dr. Sharp is currently a member of the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee. He previously held the following positions: Dean of Research and Professor of Plant Science, Cook College & Director of Research, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University; Executive Vice-President, DNA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Executive Vice-President for Research, DNA Plant Technology, Corp; Research Director, Pioneer Research, Campbell Institute for Research & Technology, the Campbell Soup Company; Professor of Microbiology, Ohio State University; Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory and Eminent Professor, University of Sao Paulo. He was a Fulbright Grantee during 1971 and 1973. Dr. Sharp holds a Ph.D. in Plant Cell Biology from Rutgers University.

Rosa Raskin has a background in the sciences and information technology. She is a contributing author to two leading international trade journals. Her background on the bench in several life science laboratories gives her a unique perspective in combining her love of science with information. She holds a B.S.in Zoology, an M.S. in Microbiology, and an M.L.S. She recently published a book entitled, Walk Forward, wrote a chapter for the newly published book, Reflections & Connections: Personal Journeys Through the Life Sciences, and is writing three cookbooks dedicated to those with food allergies and restricted diets.

Maria Shine Stewart is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio and has 30 years of experience in higher education as a teacher of writing, a publication specialist and editor, a volunteer in a career services office, a writing center consultant, a continuing education instructor on campus and in the workplace, and in other roles promoting student learning and well-being. She holds a B.A. in English from Cleveland State University and two master’s degrees from John Carroll University, in counseling and in English. She has been a career advice columnist, “A Kinder Campus,” for the free online daily, Inside Higher Ed. She strives to build bridges between the humanities and the social sciences with an emphasis on writing across the lifespan, wellness, creativity, and innovation. She led senior citizen community memoir workshops for many years and has taught at John Carroll University, Notre Dame College (Ohio), Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, and Ursuline College’s Teacher Apprentice Program. 


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Online Link to Press Release at http://raskinfo.com/mentoringpressfull.html

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Authors of "Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation"

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"Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation" [Kindle Edition], at http://www.amazon.com/Mentoring-Power-Sustainable-Economic- Innovation-ebook/dp/B00P9GZ2LM is authored jointly by three co-authors including:

William Sharp has a background in biotechnology, translation of science into business ideas, spawning start-up companies and extensive technology transfer experience in the Americas and Asia. He has authored over seventy original research papers, abstracts and books in the field of plant cell biology including the five volume series entitled the Handbook of Plant Cell Culture. Dr. Sharp is currently a member of the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee. He previously held the following positions: Dean of Research and Professor of Plant Science, Cook College & Director of Research, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University; Executive Vice-President, DNA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Executive Vice-President for Research, DNA Plant Technology, Corp; Research Director, Pioneer Research, Campbell Institute for Research & Technology, the Campbell Soup Company; Professor of Microbiology, Ohio State University; Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory and Eminent Professor, University of Sao Paulo. He was a Fulbright Grantee during 1971 and 1973. Dr. Sharp holds a Ph.D. in Plant Cell Biology from Rutgers University.

Rosa Raskin has a background in the sciences and information technology. She has taught K-12, physicians, health care givers, patient education, and university scientists. She placed 6 full text medical books on the internet in 1996, and was the webmaster for a 5 hospital system. She is a contributing author to two leading international trade journals, one for Asia and the Pacific Rim
APCJ) and the other covering Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East (PPCJhttp://www.polymerspaintcolourjournal.com/). She founded Rosa S. Raskin & Associates LLC, to continue her work in consulting, research, and innovative product development. Her background on the bench in several life science laboratories gives her a unique perspective in combining her love of science with information. As an information analyst she is called on to trouble shoot, turn ideas into products, and enable her clients to make things happen by securing the needed primary, secondary and tertiary tools. She has spent more than thirty years working as a researcher in academic medical centers, Fortune 100 companies, government, and special education. She holds a B.S. in Zoology, an M.S. in Microbiology, both from The Ohio State University and an M.L.S. from Kent State University. She recently published a book entitled, "Walk Forward," wrote a chapter for the newly published book, "Reflections & Connections: Personal Journeys Through the Life Sciences," and is writing three cookbooks dedicated to those with food allergies and restricted diets.

Maria Shine Stewart is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio and has 30 years of experience in higher education as a teacher of writing, a publication specialist and editor, a volunteer in a career services office, a writing center consultant, a continuing education instructor on campus and in the workplace, and in other roles promoting student learning and well-being. She holds a B.A. in English from Cleveland State University and two master’s degrees from John Carroll University, in counseling and in English. She has been a career advice columnist, A Kinder Campus,” for the free online daily, "Inside Higher Ed." She strives to build bridges between the humanities and the social sciences with an emphasis on writing across the lifespan, wellness, creativity, and innovation. She led senior citizen community memoir workshops for many years and has taught at John Carroll University, Notre Dame College (Ohio), Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, and Ursuline College’s Teacher Apprentice Program.

Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation" [Kindle Edition],

Hot listed on Amazon the first day of its publication, the short Ebook is a mere 547 KB packed with useful information including how to mentor, career and vocational guidance directed to fields in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), but the beauty of the findings is that the principles of good mentoring can be applied to any subject area.

“Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation" [Kindle Edition], at http://www.amazon.com/Mentoring-Power-Sustainable-Economic- Innovation-ebook/dp/B00P9GZ2LM  is a bargain read at 99 cents!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation [Kindle Edition]

I uploaded an Ebook to Amazon.com's KDP in 5 minutes this morning which included correcting several typos which Amazon's system noted.

 
However, it took me another 3 1/2 hours to fix some HTML on the back end, which I chose to modify as I thought it might not render across all devices.

The 3 1/2 hours included making a simple cover of my book from a photograph that I own.

This short book was in Microsoft Word, I exported it (saved it) as a Web Page -filtered,
an .htm (HTML) file. I followed the directions exactly as posted in Amazon's easy to follow
directions, "Building Your Book For Kindle" at

https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A2MB3WT2D0PTNK 

The book has a long subtitle, but the title is concise.

 http://www.amazon.com/Mentoring-Power-Sustainable-Economic-Innovation-ebook/dp/B00P9GZ2LM

The photo on the cover is yours truly with my great-niece a most serious reader (photo was
about six weeks before her 2nd birthday in Dec 2013).

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Walk Forward - follow me on Twitter @RosaSRaskin

It is the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) and my lost sister's 79th birthday this week, so I will share a few secrets herein.

Per genealogy searching, repeat the search using the same source about every two years.

When it comes to cemetery databases, they are actively being created and data added to existing ones. Example: I just found the grave of my Uncle Leo Chimowicz in the "New Jewish Cemetery" in Prague.

I had searched the cemetery before in a general type search, but when someone gave me a clue and said "Maybe your family hitched a ride with mine, at the time of our release from CC Theresienstadt, to Prague?"

I re-zoomed in at the Cemetery in Prague and found my Uncle Leo Chimowicz's grave. I have studied the photos where he is buried, near the little tree in the photo below, have contacted the cemetery, have had someone go over to the cemetery and speak with the owners -- and hope someone I know can visit Prague one day so we can get the headstone set. Uncle Leo Chimowicz is the 4th down from top on the cemetery's computer system.