Real Estate Experts, Marc Cormier and Tania Ivey, Hit Amazon Best-Seller List

Potomac, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2013

Marc Cormier and Tania Ivey have joined a select group of the worlds leading real estate experts to co-write Cracking the Real Estate Code: The Nations Leading Expert Advisors Reveal Their Proven Repeatable Systems to Help You Get the Best Deal on Either Side of Any Real Estate Transaction. The book was released by CelebrityPress – a leading business book publisher.

Cracking the Real Estate Code was released on Thursday, May 23rd and features proven secrets and strategies that top real estate agents and consultants employ in order to realize the biggest gains from selling a home and to gain the strongest leverage in buying one. These proven secrets, used by the pros in the know, are gathered together here for the first time in one easy-to-access guide. Marc Cormier and Tania Ivey contributed a chapter titled Price Isnt Everything: Boost Your Odds of Getting Your Dream Home With These Little Known Strategies

On the day of release, Cracking the Real Estate Code reached best-seller status in four categories – Buying and Selling Homes, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate, and Sales and Selling categories.

Marc was born and raised in the hustle and bustle of New York City. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in both Urban Studies and Organizational Behavior. Marc is uniquely interested in the science of human behavior, which has allowed him to innately understand his clients needs/desires. He has continued his passion through several post-graduate Executive-level business courses at Dartmouth University, Wharton School of UPENN and M.I.T.

Purchasing his first investment property at the age of 21, Marc has spent the last couple decades of his life immersed in real estate in several different markets in the U.S. Using his experiences from the Army (former Army Officer), as a negotiator, and as an Entrepreneur, Marc has developed an unparalleled ability to read between the lines in a consultation and deduce a clients needs and desires. Settling down in the Metro-DC area over a decade ago, Marc has used his sharp sense of understanding combined with dedication to always provide his clients with the most up-to-date information. These strategies give his clients the best opportunity to secure the property of their dreams.

An accomplished Realtor

Aerospike Heats Up Summer with Highly Anticipated The Internet of Things Meetup

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013

The Internet of Things probably already influences your life. And if it doesnt, it soon will, say computer scientists, states a recent article in the MIT Technology Review. Imagine your refrigerator communicating with your treadmill, or being able to turn on your dishwasher from your smartphone. These may sound like futuristic magic tricks but they are well on their way to becoming an everyday reality with the rise of The Internet of Things.


Hear from our panel of experts how The Internet of People is rapidly evolving to the The Internet of Things, and how this will push the limits of scale as companies move from serving hundreds of millions of people to billions of things. With this transition comes new challenges in pushing the boundaries of scale, and new opportunities to improve how people live, work, and play. The panel discussion will examine which companies are currently exploring this field, examine the various tech options that can support these use cases, and address implementation tips and challenges. This is one meetup you wont want to miss!

The event will take place Wednesday, June 5 at Aerospike headquarters at 2525 E. Charleston Road, Suite 201 in Mountain View, CA. The panel discussion will begin at 6:30pm PST and refreshments will be provided. RSVP to attend here.


The panel discussion will be moderated by Aerospike Advisor Marie-Anne Neimat. Ms. Neimat co-founded TimesTen, Inc., the first company to develop and commercialize an in-memory relational database and has served as vice president of engineering for three of Oracles databases.

The four panel participants are:

3 Questions: Fiona Murray on female entrepreneurship

3 Questions: Fiona Murray on female entrepreneurship
These are some of the findings of Fiona Murray, the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology at MIT and faculty director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. MIT News recently spoke with Murray about her research and MIT's …
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Making waves
Lermusiaux leads MIT's Multidisciplinary Simulation, Estimation, and Assimilation Systems (MSEAS) group, which develops models and assimilation schemes to better predict ocean behavior for a wide range of applications — from planning the most …
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Notes From the First Year: Some Thoughts on Teaching at MIT
If this isn't too off topic, what do you find motivates most of your students at MIT? Do they really love the subject, or do they see it as a pathway to bigger things, or are they just doing it because that's what you do to succeed in life? I'm sure it …
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Teachers Federal Credit Union Awards Six $1,000 Scholarships

Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), one of the countrys largest credit unions, has awarded six $ 1,000 education scholarships to Suffolk County high school graduating seniors as part of the credit unions ongoing efforts to provide support and encouragement to local students within the communities it serves.

The following students were awarded the scholarships during a recent ceremony held at TFCUs Hauppauge headquarters: Sara Buckley of Stony Brook, who plans to attend Manhattan College; Wesley Cox of Kings Park, who plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Paris Hodges of Southampton, who plans to attend Brandeis University; Edania Martinez of Brentwood, who plans to attend The College at Old Westbury; Kaylyn Sadler of Rocky Point who plans to attend Suffolk Community College; and Lucas T. Strong of Holtsville, who plans to attend the University at Buffalo.

Our congratulations also go out to two of our young members who won scholarships through the Credit Union Association of New York. Katrina Clark of Otego and Hunter Holland of Smithtown each won $ 500 toward their continued educations. Katrina plans to attend Ithaca College and Hunter plans to attend the University of Southern California (USC) this fall.

Our TFCU scholarship winners are an impressive group of high school students, said Robert G. Allen, President/CEO of TFCU. We are proud to help these young men and women as they take the next step in reaching their career goals.

About TFCU:

Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), one of the countrys largest credit unions, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution. TFCU was founded on Long Island in 1952 and now has over $ 4.7 billion in total assets, serves more than 227,000 members and has 24 full-service branches throughout Suffolk County including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Islip, Commack, East Northport, Entenmanns, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Huntington, Nesconset, North Babylon, Oakdale, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Smithtown, South Setauket, Stony Brook University (2), and Wading River. Members also have access to services at more than 5,000 shared service centers located across the country. TFCU offers financial services to all people and businesses located in Nassau and Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island). More information is available about TFCU by visiting or by calling (631) 698-7000.

PrepForwards Summer Online Professional Development Courses Now Available for Teacher Registration

Quincy, MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

PrepForward, an innovator in professional development and certification preparation courses for teachers, is now accepting registrations for summer continuing education courses. PrepForwards online, self-paced courses are available in math, reading, language arts, writing, and inclusion. These learning opportunities are ideal for educators to take responsibility for their own growth with training over the summer, in a proven, supportive, and challenging way.

Even after attaining their initial certification, existing teachers must maintain high standards in their own grasp of fundamentals and skills. Teachers should regularly achieve continuing education credit to retain teaching credentials, prepare for evaluations, renew teaching certificates, apply for promotions, improve the quality of their instruction, and grow professionally. Teachers can use these online materials to supplement other professional development, identify potential weaknesses, and enhance knowledge of core concepts in the areas of reading, writing, language arts, and mathematics.

PrepForward believes in supporting teachers at every stage of their careers by providing engaging, relevant, and timely learning opportunities for pre-service teachers to veterans. Meeting the demands of todays standards-based, data-driven schools requires well-prepared, engaged educators. PrepForward assists educators in gaining the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in the classroom and help their students thrive. The professional development online courses feature targeted lessons, interactive exercises, detailed explanations, rich diagnostic data, and expert instructor support.

These courses are being used by thousands of teachers and institutions across the US, including Boston Public Schools, UMass Boston, Wheaton College, and Westfield State University. View the PrepForward website for more information on the self-paced courses or to learn more about solutions for teacher effectiveness.

About PrepForward

PrepForward is a leader in content review for current and future teachers, offering effective, flexible study programs via an online, self-paced platform. PrepForwards courses are designed to help K-12 instructors stay sharp at every stage of their teaching careers. We help educators gain a deep understanding of the concepts they need to teach with confidence. Our team consists of seasoned experts in instructional design, teaching, and curriculum development from MIT, Harvard, and other leading universities. To learn more about PrepForward and its solutions for teachers, go to


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Montag, 15. Oktober 2012 – Beginn: 21:00 | Einlass: 20:00
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„World-Go-Round“ – die neue Tour – knüpft direkt an „Red Skies over paradise“ an.

John Watts, seit seiner Zeit als Kopf der Band FISCHER-Z in den 1980er Jahren ein Weltstar, reagiert auf die Staatsschuldenkrise in Europa, bekannt als „Euro-Krise“, und die zunehmend volatile Lage in der gesamten Weltwirtschaft. Doch damit nicht genug: er spannt den Bogen hin zur damit einhergehenden internationalen Kriegsgefahr und zu den derzeit existierenden großen Konflikten. Damit setzt der Künstler dort an, wo er mit FISCHER-Z seinen bislang größten Erfolg verzeichnen konnte: bei „Red Skies Over Paradise“, seiner legendären LP aus dem Jahre 1981. Damals wie heute geht es um die großen Risiken und Gefahren, denen sich die Menschen weltweit ausgesetzt sehen.

Im Herbst 2012 tourt John Watts aka FISCHER-Z mit einer aufregenden Mischung aus den alten Hits und seinem neuen Material durch Deutschland. Freuen Sie sich auf die unvergesslichen Hits von FISCHER-Z wie „The Worker“, „Pretty Paracetamol“, „So Long“, „Crazy Girl“, „Room Service“, „Marliese“, „Berlin“, „Red Skies Over Paradise“, „Battalions Of Strangers“, genauso wie auf neue faszinierende Musik mit aufrüttelnden Texten zum Euro, zum Afghanistan-Krieg, zum Terrorismus, zur fortgesetzten staatlichen Autokratie in Osteuropa und über Menschen, die dem allem nicht mehr standhalten.

Im Juli hat John Watts aka FISCHER-Z eine erste Single aus seinem „World-Go-Round“-Material veröffentlicht mit einem äußerst provokativen Video dazu: „Trouble in the Eurozone“. Das Video ist auf allen einschlägigen Web-Kanälen verfügbar und lädt zum Mitmachen ein – interaktive Musik in Zeiten des World Wide Web. Die Betrachter werden aufgefordert, ihre eigene Tanzperformance auf die Musik „Trouble in the Eurozone“ aufzuzeichnen und sie John Watts zwecks Veröffentlichung über youtube und andere Kanäle zur Verfügung zu stellen. Eine zweite Single wird rechtzeitig zum Tourneestart im Oktober folgen.Fischer-Z auf

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MIT+150: FAST (Festival of Art + Science + Technology): FAST LIGHT — String Tunnel

MIT+150: FAST (Festival of Art + Science + Technology): FAST LIGHT — String Tunnel

Image by Chris Devers
Quoting from the official pamphlet:

FAST LIGHT • May 7 + 8, 2011, 7 pm – 10 pm

Contemporary pioneers in art, science, and technology have come together at MIT to create one of the most exhilarating and inventive spectacles metro Boston has ever seen. On May 7 and 8, 2011, visitors can interact with 20+ art and architectural installations illuminating the campus and the Charles River along Memorial Drive at MIT. / fast

Installations scattered around campus (we didn’t quite see all of them), again pasting from the official flyer:

• aFloat
MIT Chapel • Saturday, May 7th ONLY
Inspired by water in the Saarinen Chapel’s moat, a touch releases flickers of light before serenity returns as a calm ripple.
By Otto Ng, Ben Regnier, Dena Molnar, and Arseni Zaitsev.

• Inflatables
Lobby 7, Infinite Corridor
A dodecahedron sculpture made of silver nylon resonates with gusts of air, heat from light bulbs, and the motions of passersby.
By Kyle Barker, Juan Jofre, Nick Polansky, Jorge Amaya.

• (now(now(now)))
Building 7, 4th Floor
This installation nests layers of the past into an image of the present, recursively intertwining slices of time.
By Eric Rosenbaum and Charles DeTar.

• Dis(Course)4
Building 3 Stair, Infinite Corridor
A stairwell transformed by a shummering aluminum conduit inspired by the discourse between floors and academic disciplines.
By Craig Boney, Jams Coleman and Andrew Manto.

• Maxwell’s Dream
Building 10 Community Lounge, Infinite Corridor
An interactive mural created by magnetic fields that drive patterns of light, Maxwell’s Dream is a visually expressive cybernetic loop.
By Kaustuv De Biswas and Daniel Rosenberg.

• Mood Meter
Student Center & Building 8, Infinite Corridor
Is the smile a barometer of happiness? Mood Meter playfully assesses and displays the mood of the MIT community onsite and at
By Javier Hernandez and Ehsan Hoque.

• SOFT Rockers
Killian Court
Repose and charge your electronic devices using green solar powered technology
By Shiela Kennedy, P. Seaton, S. Rockcastle, W. Inam, A. Aolij, J. Nam, K. Bogenshutz, J. Bayless, M. Trimble.

• LightBridge
The Mass. Ave Bridge
A dynamic interactive LED array responds to pedestrians on the bridge, illustrating MIT’s ties to both sides of the river. Thanks to Philips ColorKinetics, CISCO, SparkFun Electronics.
By Sysanne Seitinger.

• Sky Event
Killian Court, Saturday, May 7th ONLY
Immense inflatable stars soar over MIT in celebration of the distinctive symbiosis among artists, scientists and engineers.
By Otto Piene.

• Liquid Archive
Charles River
A floating inflatable screen provides a backdrop for projections that highlight MIT’s history in science, technology, and art.
By Nader Tehrani and Gediminas Urbonas.

• Light Drift
Charles River
Ninety brightly glowing orbs in the river change color as they react to the presence of people along the shore.
By Meejin Yoon.

• Unflat Pavilion
Building 14 Lawn
This freestanding pavilion illuminated with LEDs flexes two dimensions into three. Flat sheets are bent and unfurl into skylights, columns, and windows.
By Nick Gelpi

• Gradated Field
Walker Memorial Lawn
A field of enticing mounts create a landscape that encourages passersby to meander through, or lounge upon the smooth plaster shapes.
By Kyle Coburn, Karina Silvester and Yihyun Lim.

• Bibliodoptera
Building 14, Hayden Library Corridor
Newly emerged from the chrysalis of MIT’s diverse library pages, a cloud of butterflies flutters above, reacting to the movement of passersby.
By Elena Jessop and Peter Torpey.

• Wind Screen
Green Building Facade, Bldg 54
A shimmering curtain of light created by micro-turbines displays a visual register of the replenishable source of wind energy.
By Meejin Yoon.

• String Tunnel
Building 18 Bridge
A diaphonous tunnel creates a sense of entry to and from the Infinite Corridor and frames the surrounding landscape.
By Yuna Kim, Kelly Shaw, and Travis Williams.

• voltaDom
Building 56-66 Connector
A vaulted passageway utilizes an innovative fabrication technique that creates complex double curved vaults through the simple rolling of a sheet of material.
By Skylar Tibbits.

• Night of Numbers
Building 66 Facade & E15 Walkway
A lighting installation enlivens MIT architectre with numbers that hold special or historical significance to the Institute. Can you decode them all?
By Praveen Subramani and Anna Kotova.

• Overliner
Building E-25 Stairwell
Taking cues from a stairwell’s spiraling geometry, Overliner transforms a familiar and busy passageway into a moment of surprise and repose.
By Joel Lamere and Cynthia Gunadi.

• Chroma District
Corner of Ames and Main Streets.
Lanterns react to visitors by passing sound and color from one to another, increasing in intensity along the way and illuminating the path to MIT’s campus.
By Eyal Shahar, Akito van Troyer, and Seung Jin Ham.