John Savage Honored For Humanitarian Work

first_imgActor and activist John Savage (best known for “The Deer Hunter”) received a Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for social good) for his humanitarian work on Sunday, December 15th, at the Malibu West Beach Club at a special Typhoon Haiyan holiday fundraiser hosted by actress/ humanitarian Cassandra Hepburn (“The Young and the Restless”). Actor and Activist John Savage honored with Golden Goody Award for humanitarian work at Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser in Malibu This event raised funds to help the 12 million impacted by Typhoon Haiyan and commemorated late actor Paul Walker for his humanitarian efforts for typhoon victims from co-star “Fast & Furious” actor Thom Barry. Paul Walker started REACH Out Worldwide who has also supported the victims of the Philippines typhoon.Goody Awards founder Liz H Kelly presented their top award to John Savage by sharing, “John is an active humanitarian who you can find on every green carpet. In 2013 alone, we’ve seen him raising awareness for the environment and the oceans at Global Green, the “On Begley Street” Premiere, the Safety Harbor Kids Fundraiser, “The Carrier” Premiere and now at this fundraiser for typhoon victims. On top of all his charity work, John has 181 film credits, 10 films in post-production and just played the judge in the ION Holiday Movie “Defending Santa’.”John then accepted the Golden Goody Award with a heartfelt speech about how everyone in the world is connected together, and we can all help each other.John’s father served in WWII in the Marine Corps, and he also supports military films. Most recently, John narrated the film “The Carrier” that premiered on Veterans Day in Los Angeles. The film shows how our Navy is working to raise awareness about the ecology and set an example for our shipping and need to respect the ocean.Event speakers were also given Hero Goody Necklaces from the Goody Awards as a thank you for being global citizens making a difference. The Master of Ceremonies was Academy Award winner actor Louis Gossett Jr. (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) and speakers included actor John Savage (“The Deer Hunter”), actress Cassandra Gava (“Conan The Barbarian”), and actor Patrick Kilpatrick (“Minority Report”.)Because the Goody Awards’ mission is to inspire positive change by recognizing good in the world, it was an honor to present this top award to John Savage. Previous winners of the Golden Goody Award have included Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries and Ian Somerhalder Foundation), Louie Psihoyos, Director of Academy Award Winning Documentary “The Cove”, Lucy Webb, Women In Film in Park City Chairman, and her committee at the Sundance Film Festival, Improv Comedy Founder Budd Friedman and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sir Nicholas Winton.For more information on this event and to donate, visit SPAN RELIEF (Strategic Partners Among Nations) and Fusion Global & Ascend Malibu Fellowship. And to honor your hero, send them a Hero Goody Necklace.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Alan Cummings Asks Fans to Support Courage

first_img Fighting lies about Obamacare — when the right-wing front group, Generation Opportunity, launched a propaganda campaign — using free beer, pizza, models, and a creepy Uncle Sam to spread lies about health insurance and bribe college students into opting out of Obamacare — Courage launched the Obamacare Reality Response Team to educate the public and spread the truth about the Affordable Care Act.Courage Campaign Institute needs you to keep doing this work in 2014. Please make a tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year.Sincerely,Alan CummingSource:Courage Campaign Institute Actor Alan Cumming sent out an email in support of the Courage Campaign Institute yesterday, asking fans and supporters to make a last minute tax-deductible donation before the end of 2013.From the email:You probably know me as an actor/director/writer. Maybe you saw me recently on CBS’ The Good Wife, on Broadway, or in London’s West End, but I’m also a committed activist. And as you’re deciding where to make your tax-deductible contributions before midnight on December 31st, I wanted to give a plug for one of my favorite progressive organizations, the Courage Campaign Institute.Courage Campaign Institute exists because folks like us have the courage to care and to fight. Courage brings us together. The voices of many become one, speaking truth to power and demanding bold leadership to solve our nation’s challenges. Your contribution will sustain public education on critical issues, move public opinion, and help organize and train local leaders.Hopefully, you’ve seen Courage’s recent emails and are aware of much of the great work accomplished in 2013 thanks to your help. Here are some highlights: Stopping the Koch Brothers from purchasing the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and eight other major newspapers — when others said it was impossible, Courage launched an innovative, ferocious campaign that torpedoed the deal. Ending Prop 8 and DOMA — the product of YEARS of work by Courage Campaign Institute to educate the public and move public opinion, which led to the Supreme Court made historic rulings in June. With 33 states still restricting marriage equality, our work is far from over.last_img read more

ER Visits High Still ChikV and Dengue Remain Problematic

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Nov 2014 -Emergency visits are up by 45% at hospital here in the Turks and Caicos for September and October with Dengue Fever and Chikungunya bringing residual health problems identified as respiratory tract infection. Between October 19 and November 1st there were 41 cases of acute respiratory infection, 37 cases of Dengue Fever and 31 cases of Chikungunya Virus. Public Relations Officer from the Turks and Caicos Islands hospitals today said they “can confirm there has been an increase in patients presenting with viral-illness type symptoms over the past three months.” What could not be confirmed is whether or not that new strain of Chikungunya has been detected in the islands; It was explained to Magnetic Media that: “If there is a new strain identified within the region, that information will be supplied to us via the Ministry of Health and Human Services and the National Epidemiology and Research Unit.” In the end, the InterHealth Canada managed facilities advise all residents to continue to wear mosquito repellant, avoid aspirin and consult with your local health care provider if you have a fever. Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Recommended for you Related Items:Chikungunya, chikv, Dengue, emergency, Ministry of Health and Human Services, tci hospitals Chicken Pox hatching at schools, PDM sounds alarm Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ZIKA Press Releaselast_img read more

Florentinos hopeful Christmas message from Real Madrid

first_imgAlongside all his football players from the Real Madrid premises, president Florentino Perez sent a hopeful Christmas message to the fans.The year 2018 is one of the most successful in Real Madrid’s history, one that a man like president Florentino Perez was obviously going to brag about during his traditional official Christmas message he sent out this Monday.It’s not only in football, but Los Blancos also won the European Cup in Basketball and Perez made sure that the fans were proud with his hopeful message for the upcoming 2019.This was arguably one of the most successful years in the club’s modern era, after winning a third consecutive Champions League and the Basketball’s 10th European championship throughout the whole year.Talking about the club’s achievements was pretty predictable for a president like Florentino Perez, with a 2019 that doesn’t look as hopeful as the present year.“In 2018 the madridistas experienced something that has never happened before,” said Florentino on his message via Real Madrid’s official website.“For the first time in our 116 years of history and for the first time in the history of sports, Real Madrid are European champions in football and basketball in the same season.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We will remember it as the year of the Decimotercera in football and the Décima in basketball.”“In football, the third consecutive European Cup and the fourth in five years is something that nobody had ever done; and in basketball we won the second European Cup in four years.”“We have end 2018 by returning from Abu Dhabi as world champions for the third time in a row and for the fourth time in the last five years.”“And also, beyond what has been achieved on the playing fields, I want to highlight the work that is done every day so that this club continues to grow in sports, economically and socially,” he concluded.🎄⚽🌟 Merry Christmas!📸 https://t.co/7m6Uw7ai9M@RealMadrid | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Eo9go5kqXQ— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 24, 2018last_img read more

Swimmers surfers warned as high surf pounds California

first_img AP August 26, 2019 SAN DIEGO (AP) — High surf is pounding much of the Southern California coast and beachgoers are warned of dangerous waves and rip currents.The National Weather Service says a strong southeast swell from Tropical Storm Ivo off Mexico could bring waves up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) to some areas from San Diego to Ventura.Swimmers and surfers are urged to stay near lifeguards and never turn their backs on the ocean.Forecasters say big waves will last into Tuesday, with peak swells coming Sunday and Monday.Flooding is possible in some low-lying areas. Beach erosion is also possible. AP, Posted: August 26, 2019 Swimmers, surfers warned as high surf pounds California Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Sports Illustrated to Open Free Digital Vault

first_imgAfter more than two and a half years in development, Sports Illustrated is set to launch the SI Vault, an ambitious digital archive project it hopes will change the game for sports history nuts—and for magazines putting their archives online.An announcement is expected later today. The “Vault” collects more than 150,000 stories, 2,600 covers and a half-million photos spanning the magazine’s 54-year archive. Users can then search a database that contextually links video, statistics, user-generated Wiki-style content and memorabilia from across the Web. The magazine also partnered with Truveo to offer relevant videos as part of their search. The Vault is expected to launch Thursday.Users can also view old SI articles as a Web page or in PDF format.According to Nielsen Online, SI.com averages slightly more than 6 million unique visitors per month. According to SI executives, the search engine value of the project alone could increase that number significantly, perhaps even double the traffic. (When SI acquired Fan Nation, the social network for sports fans, it saw an increase of 5 million visitors.)SI group president Mark Ford declined to discuss specific revenue figures, estimating the Vault will account for 5 percent of the SI’s online revenue in its first year. While many magazine publishers used to allow only subscriber access to their online archives, going free has become something of an industry standard for consumer magazines. Time.com launched its own free digital archive in 2004. Other Time Inc. titles like People and Entertainment Weekly followed suit.The Atlantic Monthly opened its archive to non-subscribers in January. Newsweek opened its archive last fall.The New York Times made headlines in September when it ended its premium archive subscription program, TimesSelect, and opened up most of its archive to the public. According to the Times, search traffic to archive pages has more than doubled since doing so.Consumer Reports, which surpassed 3 million paid online subscribers last fall, is one of the few major consumer magazines to succeed in charging for archive access.last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 Golden Company to betray Cersei

first_imgCersei Lannister’s look in season 8.Twitter/Official Game of Thrones pageIn the recently released episodes of Game of Thrones season 8, we witnessed the 20,000 men of the Golden Company, coming together to support Cersei Lannister. After Euron Greyjoy’s Iron Fleet and her own Lannister army, the support of the Golden Company puts Cersei in the lead. There is a popular theory that suggests that the Golden Company is going to betray Cersei before her final battle against Daenerys Targaryen.If you are thinking that the Golden Company is going to betray Cersei Lannister because of Euron Greyjoy, then you are not completely wrong. Yes, Euron Greyjoy might leave Cersei after learning the truth that the child she is carrying actually belongs to her twin brother, Jaime Lannister. But as well know that the Golden Company has remained loyal to the Lannisters and they were offered a good sum to fight for them in the forthcoming battle.If you have read the books written by George RR Martin, you are aware of a character named Griff. The young boy claimed to be the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell, which makes him Jon Snow / Aegon Targaryen’s stepbrother. As per a popular fan theory, Griff is being helped by Lord Varys and Illyrio Mopatis (the magister who once gave shelter to Daenerys and her brother Varys). The character is not introduced in the entire run of HBO’s Game of Thrones and as per Vogue, it is unlikely that we get to see him in the remaining two episodes. Pilou Asbæk as Euron GreyjoyYoutubeThat being said, from the looks of “The Last of Starks” we learned that Lord Varys is ready to betray Daenerys Targaryen as he has realized that Jon Snow would serve as a better ruler than Dany. As per a popular belief, Lord Varys will make Illyrio Mopatis turn the Golden Company against Cersei Lannister and join their hands so that they will be able to conspire against Daenerys and put a true Westeros-born Targaryen on the Iron Throne.By doing this, the Golden Company will stay against Daenerys Targaryen but at the same time, will stop supporting Cersei Lannister. If this happens, then it would be an extremely bold move by Lord Varys. More will be revealed when Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 will air on Monday morning at 6:30 am on Hotstar.last_img read more

GNA Axles makes a stellar debut on stock exchanges ends with 18

first_imgGNA Axles, which saw its initial public offering oversubscribed 54 times, debuted on the stock exchanges on Monday with a premium of 22 percent to its issue price of Rs 207 per share. However, the share later shed gains and ended at Rs. 245, up 18 percent.The Punjab-based manufacturer of auto components entered the primary market with an offer to sell 63 lakh shares, increasing reservation of up to 2 shares for employees. The company raised Rs 38 crore from anchor investors by allocating shares at Rs 207 per share.GNA Axles, which was established in 1993, is a Punjab-based manufacturer of rear axle shafts, other shafts and spindles used in on-highway and off-highway vehicles.The company commenced domestic supplies in 1995 and exports in 2003, and generated about 54 percent of its revenues from exports in the financial year 2015-16.The next most-watched listing will be that of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, India’s largest private sector life insurer. The company’s initial public offering was oversubscribed 10 times and could see listing at a premium. The price band was Rs. 300 to 334 per share.The previous listing was that of L&T Technology Services last week that dampened investors’ sentiments when the shares opened with a premium of 7 percent to the issue price of Rs 860 but ended the day almost flat.last_img read more

Sensex Nifty close with modest gains BSE gets approval for IPO

first_imgIndian stock markets ended Tuesday trading with modest gains, reversing losses of Monday, the first trading day of calendar year 2017. The BSE Sensex, led by Power Grid Corporation, Axis Bank and Coal India, closed 48 points higher at 26,643 while the NSE Nifty ended at 8,192, up 13 points.Power Grid Corporation gained 2.49 percent, Axis Bank 1.90 percent and Coal India 1.53 percent.Read: Domestic car sales in December show mixed trend “Weak macros failed to dent markets’ enthusiasm, as November figures were expected to be on the weaker side, and with budget announcement expected in just a month, sentiments remained positive. However, with US markets back after holidays, global cues will have more weightage in the coming days especially with jobs data scheduled this week,” Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, said in a note.The government had released provisional data for eight core sectors for November 2016. The eight sectors that account for have a 38 percent weight in the factory output benchmark (Index of Industrial Production) rose 4.9 percent YoY while the eight-month cumulative growth also came in at 4.9 percent.In an update, the Union Finance Ministry said the disinvestment receipts at Rs 23,529 crore constitute about 41 percent of the Rs 56,500 crore target for the financial year 2016-17. The target comprised Rs 36,000 crore from disinvestment of public sector undertakings and Rs 20,500 crore from strategic disinvestment.The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s oldest, got capital markets regulator’s approval for its Rs 1,500-crore initial public offering (IPO). Existing shareholders of the BSE including Singapore Exchange, Bajaj Holdings and Investment and others will be offloading about 29.9 million shares to the public.Infosys, Wipro write letters to employeesIn separate letters, Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys, and Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, have asked their employees to brace up for a tough 2017.”At a time when the world around us seems ever more influenced by the baser instincts and tendencies, we must bring the best of our intentions, and the best of our imagination, our knowledge and our conviction, to all that we do,” Bloomberg quoted from Sikka’s letter.Infosys will be declaring its Q3 results on January 13, while  Wipro will be announcing its financial performance on January 25.NRIs all set to meet in Bengaluru this weekThe 14th edition of the annual convention of Non Resident Indians (NRIs), officially called Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, or PBD, will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9. There are about 31 million Indians living abroad, of which 17.8 million are NRIs and 13.4 million persons of Indian origin (PIOs), according to a government statement released on Tuesday.The event will be graced by many leaders of foreign countries as well.”Prime Minister of Portugal Dr Antonio Costa will be the Chief Guest for the inaugural function. Ministers from Malaysia Dato’ Seri S Samy Vellu, Special Envoy of the Government of Malaysia for Infrastructure, Dato’ Seri Dr S Subramaniyam, Minister of Health and Mauritius Minister Prithvi Raj Singh Roopun will also participate in the PBD as special guests,” the statement said.last_img read more

Musical Star Hinton Battle Opens Dance Workshops in DC

first_imgHinton Battle is bringing his dance workshop, Soul Dance & BBQ, to D.C. (Courtesy Photo)Driven by his love of dance and desire to help lower income children, three time Tony Award winner, and NAACP Image Award recipient, Hinton Battle is set to open dance workshops in D.C.Even though Battle had the option of choosing to hold his workshops in New York, he chose D.C. because of the growing creative culture. Soul Dance & BBQ, whose name is inspired by the belief that when anyone dances they feed their soul no matter the type of dance, is scheduled to occur on Oct. 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Arts Center, 3225 8th Street NE.“Since being back in D.C., I’ve noticed that the arts are flourishingly unbelievably here and the cities behind it,” Battle said.  “I’ve met a lot of kids here that want to dance, but haven’t had the financial opportunity to study. I want to create dance venues that they can take and come and learn great things by great people that are affordable.”Single dance sessions will be $32.64 and barbeque will be $27.37. The workshops will include dance forms, such as tap, contemporary, hip-hop, African and ballet. All classes will be taught by some of D.C. and New York’s most notable master dance instructors.Battle, who grew up in Washington, D.C. and New York, is an actor, singer, dancer and instructor, who started his theatrical career at the age of nine under a very persuasive mother.  For three years, he studied at the Jones Haywood School of Ballet, in Northwest. Battle also attended The School of American Ballet in New York City, where he studied until the age of 15, when he was cast in his debut role on Broadway as the scarecrow in “The Wiz”.“I had very good training at one of the best schools in the country, which at the time for an African American dark boy was not easy,” he told the AFRO. “In a lot of cases I had roles created for me that did not even exist until I showed up.”For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  soul-dancebbq.com.last_img read more