The Modern Misanthrope


Kenny Chesney Tickets at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas On Sale Now

(PRWEB) December 11, 2014

The Houston area has a massive swell of country music fans, and almost all of them can recite the words to Chesney’s most popular songs. The laid-back performer lets it be known that he prefers casual wear while taking his stage performances and his obligation to entertain fans very seriously. Fellow country music stars Jake Owen and Chase Rice will join him for this tour date.

The BBVA Compass Stadium is a massive, rectangular-shaped outdoor venue that normally hosts high-stakes soccer matches. On the evening of May 22 of next year, the entire ground floor of the Stadium will be reconfigured to accommodate a massive stage, backdrop and thousands of additional floor seats. is ready and waiting for fans who want to explore a large variety of affordable ticket options to this date that will mark one of the biggest nights in Houston in all of 2015 beginning online today.

* is not associated or otherwise connected in any form with the college or professional organizations, teams, artists, bands or other performers featured on this site. Additionally, has no affiliation with any of the venues listed on the site. Names and titles used in this press release are solely for descriptive purposes and do not imply, suggest or indicate that any type of endorsement or partnership is in place.


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Oxford City Football Club, Inc. (OTCQB:OXFC) Continues To Load Up Their MASL Squad By Entering Into A Blockbuster Trade for Franck Tayou

Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) December 10, 2014

Oxford City Football Club, Inc. (OTCQB:OXFC) is excited to announce their newest player Franck Tayou to the squad. CEO Thomas Anthony Guerriero stated, “Franck is one of the most dominant and dynamic professional indoor soccer players in the US and will be a tremendous addition to our team. We are looking forward to seeing Franck reunited with his former teammate David Parente Devignaud in taking us one step closer to bringing us an MASL Championship.”

Franck Tayou’s first game for Oxford City will be this Saturday, December 13th at Ford Arena in Beaumont Texas, where they take on the Tulsa Revolution at 7pm.

About Oxford City

Oxford City Football Club, Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Company”, “Oxford City” or “OXFC”), is an international diversified holding company, which serves as the controlling owner of Oxford City Football Club (Trading) Limited, (the “Oxford City FC” or “Club”) located in Oxford, England which owns the Oxford City Football Club and manages Oxford City Stadium, the Club’s home stadium. The Club also manages Oxford City 3G Training Facility. The Company owns five (5) professional sports teams that are currently active and the rights to two (2) other expansion teams.

1) Oxford City FC is a professional outdoor soccer team, which competes in the “Conference North” of the English Football Association under the name Oxford City Football Club. The team has been in existence for 132 years, being established in 1882. The Conference North, and its member clubs, are collectively able to compete for the prestigious English FA Cup, against some of the best English teams in the world for this championship trophy.

2) Oxford City Nomads is the Company’s 2nd professional outdoor soccer team, which competes in the “Hellenic Premier League” of the English Football Association under the name Oxford City Nomads. The Hellenic Premier League, and its member clubs, are collectively able to compete for the prestigious English FA Vase, against some of the best English teams in the lower steps for this championship trophy.

3) Oxford City Futsal is the Company’s 1st professional indoor soccer team, which competes in the “Hellenic Premier League” of the English Football Association under the name Oxford City Futsal. The Premier League, and its member clubs, are collectively able to compete for the prestigious English FA Cup for Futsal, against some the best English Futsal teams for this championship trophy.

4) Oxford City FC of Texas is the Company’s 2nd professional indoor soccer team was purchased in July 2014 and competes in the “MASL” of the Major Arena Soccer League in the United States under the name Oxford City FC of Texas. The MASL and its member clubs are collectively able to compete for the prestigious MASL Cup, against the best American teams for this championship trophy.

5) Oxford City FC Basketball is the Company’s professional basketball team, which competes in the “EBL” of the English Basketball League under the name Oxford City Basketball. The EBL and its member clubs are collectively able to compete for the prestigious EBL Championship, competing against the best English Basketball teams for this championship trophy.

The Company has reserved the rights to the home territories of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Boca Raton/Delray Beach, Florida in the Major Arena Soccer League. The Company owns and operates the Oxford City Broadcasting, which broadcasts Oxford City content online around the world. In the past, Oxford City Broadcasting has purchased airtime on 740AM in South Florida through Beasley Broadcasting to broadcast content on terrestrial radio. At this time, Oxford City Broadcasting plans to only broadcast online as the Company believes that the Internet is the best vehicle to reach listeners around the world.

The Company owns CIT University. CIT University has just completed the preparation of content for its first degree program, the Masters Degree in Sports Management. CIT University expects to partner with a regionally accredited institution to deliver the degree program globally online.

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21B of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and only speak as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements usually contain the words “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “expect,” or similar expressions and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Investors are encouraged to carefully review regulatory filings prior to investment consideration. Past performance is no guarantee of future success or that there cannot be losses or business interruption. The Company is in a rapid growth sector that may or may not continue to grow in the future and therefore poses risks that may be different than other investments. Management regularly provides news and additional information believed to be true and accurate at the time of dissemination but has no requirement to modify, comment or change in the future should circumstance change or information prove to be inaccurate for any reason. Additionally, the Company makes every effort to comply with all applicable laws. The definitive agreement associated with this acquisition has not been signed and is subject to a shareholder vote.

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Berklee Announces New Online Music Degrees

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Author Solutions Keith Ogorek to Join Hay House President Reid Tracy in Presenting Complimentary Inside Book Publishing: Q & A with Industry Experts Webinar

Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) December 06, 2014

Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the worlds leading supported self-publishing services provider, announced Friday that Keith Ogorek, Author Solutions senior vice president of marketing will join Hay House President Reid Tracy for Hay Houses latest free webinar titled Inside Book Publishing: Q & A with Industry Experts.

The 90 minute online event is scheduled for December 10 starting at 3 pm EST. Registration is underway on the Hay House website at

Tracey and Ogorek will specifically focus on helping aspiring authors learn how to:

Express themselves through writing and publishing
Transform their messages from a manuscript to a published book
Get the word out about their books
Make themselves more visible to their audiences

To learn more about Author Solutions and its industry-leading supported self-publishing services, log on to, follow @AuthorSolutions on Twitter and like Author Solutions on Facebook at

About Author Solutions, LLC:

Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in providing supported self-publishing services. Author Solutions leading self-publishing imprintsAuthorHouse, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibrishave helped nearly 180,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 225,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, Author Solutions is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Author Solutions global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore and India. For more information, please visit Follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and Like us at for the latest self-publishing news.

SAE Miamis Audio Technology Jobs Fair Will Introduce Prospective Students to Top Employers

Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

SAE Institute, one of Americas premier providers of creative media education, will present its second annual Audio Technology Jobs Fair at its Miami campus on Saturday, December 6 from noon to 3pm. The free event will allow SAE students, alumni, and prospective students to meet representatives who are looking to hire top audio engineering talent for their growing companies.

Our annual Audio Technology Jobs Fair is not only valuable for current SAE students and recent SAE grads who are looking to find jobs, its also great for those who are considering enrollment at SAE to learn about the kind of opportunities that we can make possible, says SAE Miami Campus Director Marcella Holness. Our curriculum, faculty, and facilities are all geared to helping students become career-ready, and our Jobs Fair is proof that top companies look to us as a solution for their hiring needs.

Miami-area companies that will be participating in this years Audio Technology Jobs Fair include:

VOA Voice Studios
House Of Dreams Recording Studio
The Wolf Circle Recording Studio
Sound Biz Recordings
Midtown Recording Studio
Studio Center
Arts of South Florida (live sound company)
The Kitchen (audio post-production company)
Southern AV (audio visual installation company)

SAE faculty will also be on hand to provide tours of the schools facilities, lead studio equipment/software demos, and speak with prospective students about how SAE Miamis Audio Technology Diploma program can enhance, improve, and increase their preparedness for employment in the entertainment industry.

The SAE Miami Audio Technology Jobs Fair will be held at SAE Institutes Miami campus at 16051 W. Dixie Hwy., #200 in North Miami Beach North on Saturday, December 6 from noon to 3pm. Entry is free and open to the public. Prospective students who are interested in learning more about SAE and would like to attend the event can sign up online or call SAE Miami at (305) 944-7494 for more information.

About SAE:

SAE Institute provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. Under the guidance of our faculty, which is comprised of working industry professionals, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the entertainment business. Our students are supported in their job searches by SAEs international network of alumni, many of whom are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. We offer programs in audio technology across our seven US campuses, along with a music business program at select locations, all fully accredited and focused on preparing students for employment when they graduate. Bachelors Degree programs in Animation, Audio, Film, Game Art & Graphic Design are available at the two locations of Expression College, which is owned and operated by SAE Institute Group, Inc. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD. Learn more at

About Navitas:

Navitas is an Australian global education leader, providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development, and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 27 countries. Learn more at

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The Chemistry Between CSR and PR

London, England (PRWEB UK) 28 November 2014

London School of Marketing (LSM), a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications in the heart of London, has released its latest whitepaper titled, The Chemistry Between CSR and PR.

As a resource for professionals and students alike, The Chemistry Between CSR and PR, written in partnership with BQu Research, joins a host of other valuable resources freely available on the LSM website to existing and prospective students.

Theoretically speaking, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Public Relations (PR) are two distinct business practices, which have no real scientific connection to one another. In the academic sphere, these two business practices could be considered two stand-alone efforts that are never linked, states the whitepaper. However, in real life the relationship between CSR and PR is a completely different story. Our latest whitepaper reveals a surprising chemistry between these two practices.

The in-depth document, downloadable for free, looks at the definition of both CSR and PR, their relevance in the business world, and how the combination of the two can deliver highly effective results.

Over time, the synergy between CSR and PR has come under a sharper focus, as business strategists have slowly begun drawing both practices closer, the whitepaper continues. CSR and PR have today come a very long way, but debates around the highly questionable relationship between the two are still being fuelled.

To download a copy, click here.

London School of Marketing delivers accredited marketing and business qualifications, and offers courses from recognised professional bodies such as CIM, EduQual and CAM, BA (Hons) Marketing, MA Marketing and Innovation, and an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University. Based in Central London, they are a QAA approved institution. The school also has offices in Sri Lanka, a network of Local Access Points (LAPs), and online programmes of learning. Courses are run over a broad range of study modes

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Advanta IRA Holds National Webinar: The Benefits of Converting to a Roth IRA

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

When and why should a person convert retirement funds into a Roth IRA? There are eligibility requirements and even though tax-free growth is a great benefit, these accounts may not be for everyone. Advanta IRA is holding this webinar to discuss the Roth IRA in great detail, as well as the fact that the account can be self-directedallowing owners greater control over their investment funds and decisions, says Jack Callahan, managing partner of Advanta IRA Services in Florida and Advanta IRA Administration in Georgia.

Self-directed IRAs are popular tools investors use that enable them to choose their own assetsfrom a very large pool of alternative investments outside the Wall Street norm. Common assets permissible within these accounts include real estate, private notes and mortgages, precious metals, stocks, bonds, foreign exchange trading, oil and gas options, and much more. When thinking of the added benefit of tax-free growth, one can easily see why a self-directed Roth plan is very attractive to savvy investors.

Investors with funds in a traditional IRA or similar account such as a SIMPLE, SEP, or 401(k) can move the funds in those accounts to a Roth through a conversion. A conversion is a taxable event, which generates a 1099R form that is sent to the IRS the year the conversion is made. It is important to note that the taxes cannot be paid by the retirement account. A conversion is taxed to the account owner personally as ordinary income in the year the conversion is made. However, moving forward, the account grows tax-free.

When considering a conversion, there are eligibility and distribution rules that apply of which one must be aware:

Supervision ahead for accreditation-denied Wilder, Thompson middle schools

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Oaks Christian Online High School Senior Travels Internationally While Preparing for College

Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2014

Oaks Christian Online High School (OCO) senior, Cherokee Watkins, is on the trip of a lifetime with her grandparents all while successfully completing her senior year of high school. Cherokees grandfather is an electronic engineer with the Department of Defense working for the Navy, and the family will be travelling through April of next year to such countries as Russia, Romania, Germany, Poland, Italy, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, and England. Highlights of her trip so far have included visiting the Red Square and Saint Basils Cathedral in Moscow as well as seeing the Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker ballets in the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Students travelling during their senior year could feel they are putting their college application process at risk, but military families and dependents of government contractors often have to make the best of travel opportunities, even if they do fall in a students senior year. This years statistics for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) website shows that there are 120 DODEA schools in Europe and Asia hosting nearly 11,500 active military dependents. Also, non-DODEA schools host military and government contractor dependents all over the world. Cherokee was looking, however, for a flexible, Christian distance learning, college-preparatory school that would allow her to travel extensively during her senior year. In order to prepare for entrance to such colleges as UCSB or Cal Poly Pomona, Cherokee is taking a rigorous, college-preparatory course load including AP classes online, such as English Language and Composition, Spanish 3, Physics and other courses.

OCO has a four-year college counseling program that helps students target twelve or more colleges for their application process. Students also use the Naviance system for tracking their test scores, college applications, college interests and GPA across other applicants for the same schools. College counselor, Cyndy Locke, helps prepare OCOs annual school profile and has enjoyed helping 100% of OCO graduates for college or university entrance. Cherokee is an extremely bright and capable student, but what is most remarkable about her is the energy and enthusiasm with which she attacks every new endeavor, Cyndy Locke states. I have experienced this with her in her college application process, her college counseling class and most especially in her great success on the ACT exam.

OCOs college-preparatory, online courses have worked for Cherokee while travelling abroad during her senior year. One of the hardest parts of online high school is just staying on top of the school work, Cherokee states. Its so nice that I can email my teachers; they are understanding, reach out to me, have weekly meetings about progress, and provide very individual attention. Even though I am half way across the world, I still feel like I am getting the attention that I need to succeed.

The main campus of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA opened in the fall of 2000 and Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) opened for full-time, online students in the fall of 2011. One of the nation’s finest accredited online schools, Oaks Christian Online High School provides a rigorous, NCAA approved, college-preparatory education for high school students all around the world in a Christian environment. Oaks Christian Online School continues to enroll part-time and full-time students throughout the school year and regularly hosts information sessions on its main campus 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362, as well as virtual information sessions for prospective student families. Interested students can visit the website to R.S.V.P.

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ImageIt begins. The first couple of weeks of college have, perhaps predictably, been difficult. The dentistry’s taken care of, at least for the moment, but there’s been a horrible cold going around, bad enough to keep me out of college for two days feeling miserable, and rob me of a nice weekend. But the upside is that I’m back, although still not feeling great, and come the 18th I’ll be running for election as student LGBT officer.

I already know the post’s going to be contested, so unlike the leader of Glasgow City Council (who sees fit to send me flyers about it) I won’t be running unopposed and get in automatically. Those who know me know that I have a wicked competitive streak, so it’s certainly tempting to wheel out the deranged bloodlust and vow to make a sandwich spread of the crushed spines of my enemies. But I’m not going to, on something vaguely approaching principle. It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of a bunch of (largely) teenagers and tell them why you think you’re awesome enough that they should support you. So anyone who does that has my admiration to a certain extent. I’m fairly certain most, if not all, of the candidates for the various posts will be younger than I am, and they cared enough to run for them instead of just doing joyriding or flavour crystal meth or dubstep or whatever it is the kids do these days. That’s awesome.

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Thy Venom’d Stang

Well, of course I was going to pay for my arrogance, wasn’t I? I have three and a half hours before I have to leave for my first day at Langside, and for the past week or so I’ve been having progressively worse toothache. I’m not sure if it’s wisdom teeth, general neglect, or both, but the entire right side of my face hurts like a bastard, as well as my throat. It’s not swollen or anything, I just look like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle. That’s about how I feel, too.

I’m just about getting by due to magical painkillers, but if it doesn’t recede on its own at least a little bit, there’s no way I can go in today. I’ll be trying to provoke neds into punching me in the face to get rid of all my teeth at once. Either that, or a complete zombie. So I’m waiting for 0830; that’s when I should be leaving, but also when the Glasgow Dental Hospital opens. If I’m not feeling any better by then, I’m making myself an appointment and not going into college until I can actually sit through a lesson or get any sleep without painkillers.


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I’m in. Now I just have to stay that way. I have a student ID card with a ludicrous photo, a small mountain of paperwork, and just under a week before my classes start. Since you didn’t ask, I’m enrolled for Highers in English, History, Psychology, Sociology and French. That’s a huge workload, complicated significantly by anxiety and having forgotten all the French I’ve ever learned.

Told you it was bad.

Of course, there’s more. There always is, with me. In a few weeks, elections for student government start. Compared to Croydon, it actually seems like it’s organised properly; affiliated to the NUS, proper positions and everything. So in keeping with my habit of getting overconfident and overextending myself, I’ve decided I’m going to stand. On the off-chance I actually win, you might be looking at the next LGBT officer. I mean, it’s not like I ever desperately wanted a position of responsibility in the past to satisfy my own insecurity and ego.

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Back to School

I have kind of a storied history with education. I went to an expensive, if second-flight, public school (public as in private, Americans) in south London, only to drop out at seventeen. I’ve always been highly-strung and weird. Highly-strung and weird and gay was not really a combination suited to that environment. Add in the pressure of A-levels, and it’s not wholly surprising. I had something like a nervous breakdown, spent what felt like six months in bed crying, and that was it.

I’ve spent basically the last five years trying to get back into education. Problem is, mental illness keeps getting in the way. My last attempt, at Croydon College, went pretty much the same. Stayed six months, and then essentially collapsed right before exams started. But, I’m either persistent or stupid, because I’m trying it again. This time at Langside College in Glasgow. Now, granted, I can cope with stuff a lot better now, and I actually have a support network in husband-shaped form. But I guess it also brings to mind an old idea; the definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

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An Approximate Scot

I’m not quite sure how I feel about the mess that is the Scottish independence debate. Partly, that’s due to my own particular identity crisis. I’m half English and half Scottish, with a fair amount of Irish mixed into the Scottish side. I was born and raised in London, but most of my family are clustered around the west of Scotland. And for the past two years I’ve been living in Glasgow. That’s an uncomfortable confluence of circumstances, especially when forms ask me for my nationality and ethnicity. The first seems like an obvious ‘British’, but is that an ethnicity?

There’s a perennial thing in the British press about what, if anything, ‘Britishness’ means. For me, it’s a nebulous sort of catch-all. Am I proud to be British? Of course, history of violent colonialism and boy bands aside. I can’t really be proud to be Scottish, because until fairly recently I’d never lived here. My accent certainly marks me as English. But what’s Englishness? The playing fields of Eton? Grandmothers bicycling to church? I’m several counties and a couple of generations away from that seeming even faintly plausible. These days, ostentatious Englishness seems to be wholly the province of fat-headed racist morons and Morrissey. But I repeat myself. So fuck that, right?

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Stranger Here Myself

I can’t say I’m back by popular demand, because I’m not. Probably, on reading the tagline, a handful of people will have the same unspoken thought: “Who invited her?” I also can’t say I’m back because I had burning insights to deliver about the state of the world today, because I don’t. My name is Alex, and I have some opinions. I don’t particularly expect anyone to care much, but I’m writing them down.

I used to write a moderately successful blog about being seventeen and insane. I stopped being seventeen but kept being insane. At age 19, two years ago, I moved from London to Glasgow. I made a vague attempt to keep writing about it, and then… radio silence. I disconnected myself from the outside world; not wholly intentionally, but after a while it stops making any difference. I grew my beard, smoked a lot and wrote precious little. I did this because I don’t like people – not in the abstract, anyway. Certainly there are people I like, I’m just not very good with the species as a whole. Sometimes that means my relationships with people I care about suffer. I’m not very reliable. But I’m also 21 and (still) insane. I’m learning, and this is a part of that.

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