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Posted by: | Posted on: April 20, 2021

Bakery raises thousands for burns charity

first_imgSwedish baker Almondy has raised £2,000 for the Katie Piper Foundation, following a week-long awareness campaign.The bakery donated £3 to the charity for every follow and retweet it received on its Twitter account. It has also committed to continue to support the burns and scars support charity.Andrew Ely, managing director, Almondy, said: “Katie Piper is a truly inspirational person and the Foundation carries out vital work supporting those living with burns and scars. We’re proud to have the Foundation as our corporate charity and offer our support to such a worthy cause – we’re looking forward to working with them to raise further funds.”Carol Borwick, director of fundraising and operations at The Katie Piper Foundation said: “We’re thrilled to have had Almondy’s support via its successful Twitter campaign, which has helped to build awareness for all that we do to support those with burns and scars and raised a significant sum as well. We shall look forward to building on this success in the future”.The charity offers advice and workshops to build up confidence for burns victims.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: March 1, 2021

Michael R. Klein gift supports cyberspace exploration and study

first_imgHarvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are pleased to announce that Michael R. Klein, LL.M. ’67 has made a generous gift of $15 million to the Berkman Center. In recognition, the Center will now be known as the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.“This gift helps ensure that Harvard Law School will remain at the forefront of problem solving as we confront and take advantage of the global and digital future,” said Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean of the Law School. “In 1997, a remarkably farsighted gift from the late Jack N. Berkman ’29 and Lillian R. Berkman created the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The scope of the Center’s work and the global reach of the Internet have grown dramatically over the last two decades. Now, as the Center approaches a third decade of innovation, we are deeply grateful for Mike Klein’s gift, which will build on the Berkman family’s generosity to sustain the Center’s leadership position and allow for continued exploration in the years to come.”Klein’s gift is the largest individual gift to the Law School’s Campaign for the Third Century to date. The Campaign is part of the University-wide, $6.5 billion Harvard Campaign that runs until 2018. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

It’ll Be Very! Full Cast Announced for Heathers the Musical

first_img Other cast members include Katie Ladner as Martha Dunnstock, Jon Eidson as Ram Sweeney, Evan Todd as Kurt Kelly, Tony winner Anthony Crivello as Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean, Dan Cooney as Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal, and Michelle Duffy as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom. Rounding out the ensemble are Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer and Dustin Sullivan. Are we going to prom or hell? Off-Broadway, actually! Heathers the Musical, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, has found its clique. Barrett Wilbert Weed and Ryan McCartan will reprise their roles from the Los Angeles premiere and star as Veronica and J.D. respectively, in the new adaptation of the cult film. The Heathers will be played by Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alice Lee. Directed by Andy Fickman, Heathers begins performances off-Broadway March 15 at New World Stages. The production will officially open March 31. Heathers: The Musical View Comments The Heathers creative team features choreography by Marguerite Derricks, set design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Jonny Massena and music direction by Dominick Amendum.center_img Related Shows In Heathers, Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

Tony Awards Committee Rules on Cats & Paramour

first_img View Comments The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on October 13 for the first time this season and confirmed the eligibility of two Broadway productions, Cats and Paramour, for the 2017 Tony Awards. The two shows are consistent with opening night billing.Additionally, the Committee determined that the newly renovated Hudson Theatre will be deemed a Tony eligible theater, beginning in the 2016-2017 season. The venue, located on West 44th Street, will have a minimum of 970 seats without the use of the orchestra pit and 948 seats when the orchestra pit is utilized by a production. The Jake Gyllenhaal-led Burn This is set to reopen the Hudson in the spring.As previously reported, the 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on June 11, 2017. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.The official eligibility cut-off date will be April 27, 2017, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2016-2017 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2017 Tony Award nominations. The Tony Award Nominations will be announced live on May 2.The Tony Awards Administration Committee meets a total of four times throughout the 2016-2017 season to decide the eligibility for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. ‘Cats'(Photo: Matthew Murphy)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2020

Chief Hitman Dies in Shootout in Mexico

first_imgBy Dialogo February 28, 2011 A former police officer from the state of Chihuahua (in northern Mexico), who became a chief hitman in the service of drug traffickers and to whom around a hundred murders are attributed, died in a shootout, the local public prosecutor’s office and the federal Attorney General’s Office announced on 24 February. Luis Humberto Peralta Hernández, forty-four years old, who was an “important leader” in the La Línea [The Line] criminal organization, considered an armed wing of the Gulf cartel, died in a shootout that took place in Ciudad Juárez on 22 February, the two offices specified. Peralta Hernández, who served as commander of the judicial police of Chihuahua until March 2009, was believed responsible for at least ninety-six homicides as part of the Juárez cartel’s settling of accounts with rival groups. Peralta Hernández’s body was identified by the authorities on the afternoon of 23 February. The authorities were offering a reward equivalent to around 400,000 dollars for the arrest of the chief hitman. Ciudad Juárez, which has 1.3 million inhabitants and is located on the border with the United States, across from El Paso, Texas, is the Juárez cartel’s chief center of operations. In 2010, more than 3,100 violent deaths were recorded in the city, considered Mexico’s most violent.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2020

Using your community-powered advantage to create new relationships

first_imgby: Gabe KrajicekIt’s 2015 and 66% of Americans are still angry at megabanks for their role in the 2008 financial crisis¹. In particular, among Gen Y – also known as millennials – there is a strong dislike of the megabanks. In fact, 1 in 3 millennials are open to switching from their megabank in the next 90 days².  Consumers young and old are ready to move on.People are embracing uniqueness in their community. The enthusiasm of green and “eating local” movements that have increased the popularity of farmers markets is spilling over into retail and banking as well. Seventy-eight percent of Americans believe banking locally is important¹. This eat local, bank local, support mom & pop shop mindset is exciting. It’s empowering consumers to vote with their wallets and highlighting the importance of community. What do these important trends in consumer opinion mean for community financial institutions? It means now is your window of opportunity.You Have A Secret Weapon You possess an inherent advantage: you’re community-based. You have the ability to tap into that consumer trend towards community unlike the megabanks. Credit unions are uniquely positioned to shine because of their history and strong ties to their market. The deep relationships you’ve built with your members provide valuable insight into what’s important to your prospects and your community. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 16, 2020

Ben Carson’s Views on Electing a Muslim President Draw Rebuke

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group, called on Carson to withdraw from the race.Mirza invited both the Nassau Republican and Democratic committees to meet with Muslim leaders to discuss community issues.Both Carson’s and Trump’s comments come one week after a 14-year-old high school student in Texas was arrested for bringing in a clock he made at home which school officials mistook for a potential bomb. The arrest sparked an outpouring of support for the teen on social media–including an invitation from President Obama to bring his invention to the White House–and accusations of Islamophobia among school officials and police in Texas.Meanwhile, national security hawks in Congress, such as Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), have criticized the president’s plan to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees into the country, citing security concerns. The majority of people fleeing war-torn Syria are Muslim. Muslim leaders gathered Wednesday in Mineola to denounce the prejudice they perceived in comments from Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, who said recently that he would not “advocate” for a Muslim in the White House.Standing on the steps of Nassau County Supreme Court on a sun-splashed morning as Pope Francis made a historic speech on the White House lawn, this group of local Muslims called on politicians from all parties to engage in constructive dialogue amid a disturbing rise in Islamophobia nationwide.Wednesday’s gathering came three days after GOP president candidate Ben Carson said on NBC’s Meet the Press: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”On Monday, Carson appeared to double down in a Facebook post to his nearly 4 million followers on the social media site.“I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenet of Islam: Sharia Law,” he said.Carson went on to acknowledge that there are “many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenets are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.”But on Tuesday, Carson seemingly gave his blessing to people of all faiths to run for president as long as they put the Constitution ahead of their beliefs.CNN reported that fundraising dollars have “poured in” since the former brain surgeon first made his controversial remarks on television Sunday.In Mineola on Wednesday, Ali Mirza of Elmont denounced Carson’s comments.“Politicians should not use us as political footballs,” he said, referring to Carson, who’s now surging in Republican polls after the second GOP debate held last week.“It is basically a political issue,” Mirza added. “Some people are using whatever they can in order to get attention in the media and to address a very limited group of voters within their party.”“No religious test should ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” Mirza said, quoting the Constitution.Carson isn’t the only GOP candidate who has drawn attention for his views on Islam. Donald Trump, who is leading in the polls, was criticized last week for placating a questioner at a New Hampshire event who, referring to Muslims, asked: “When can we get rid of them?”“We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things,” Trump responded.Long Island civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington, a Christian, stood alongside Muslim leaders Wednesday. He advised Trump and Carson to “stop being ignorant candidates.”“Don’t remain silent on this issue because your silence bespeaks of your acceptance of this misinformation that is put out concerning our brothers and our sisters who are of the Muslim tradition,” Brewington said in a message to local officials.“We are rich because of our diversity,” he added.Carson’s comments drew a strong rebuke nationwide from Democrats and Muslim leaders. Other Republican candidates, like Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, and Marco Rubio (R-FL), invoked the Constitution when asked if Muslims were fit to sit in the White House.“The freedom of religion is a founding principle of our nation,” said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, in a statement. “For Ben Carson, Donald Trump, or any other Republican politician to suggest that someone of any faith is unfit for our office is out of touch with who we are as a people.”center_img View image | gettyimages.comlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 19, 2020

Two bombs explode outside Thai government office in Yala, wounding 18

first_img“The first bomb was a grenade throne to the area outside the SBPAC office fence to draw people out,” Colonel Pramote Prom-in, a military regional security spokesman told Reuters.”Then a car bomb about 10 meters from the first explosion went off. This was hidden in a pick-up truck where the perpetrators parked near the fence. Eighteen are wounded and no one died,” he said.The car bomb exploded ten minutes after the first explosion and among the wounded were five reporters, five police officers, two soldiers and other bystanders, Pramote said.There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Such claims are rare following attacks in the region.The population of the provinces, which belonged to an independent Malay Muslim sultanate before Thailand annexed them in 1909, is 80 percent Muslim, while the rest of the country is overwhelmingly Buddhist. Conflict has flared on and off for decades as insurgent groups fought a guerrilla war to demand independence for the area.A peace dialogue between the Thai government and the main insurgent group, the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) has resumed this year, after the group pull out of the process in 2014.  Two bombs exploded in front of a government office in Thailand’s insurgency-hit southern Yala province on Tuesday, wounding 18 people, a security official said.The explosions took place in front of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC), a Thai government body that oversees the administration of three mostly Malay-Muslim majority provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala where an insurgency since 2004 has killed some 7,000 people.SBPAC was hosting a government meeting on the region’s response to the outbreak of the coronavirus prior to the explosions. Topics :last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 19, 2020

Government to reduce ‘mudik’ travel by disbursing social aid

first_imgThe government will disburse social aid to low-income families in order to dissuade people from participating in the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rachman has said.“This aid is a form of government intervention. In Greater Jakarta, we will assist 3.7 million lower-income families to help them in their daily lives as they are required to stay at home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Fadjroel said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Friday. Read also: MUI: ‘Mudik’ from virus-affected areas ‘haram’Fadjroel added that the government had included a Rp 405.1 trillion (US$ 24.5 billion) stimulus in the state budget to fight against the pandemic. Some Rp 110 trillion from the budget will be allocated to aid lower-income families with their daily necessities.Number of travelers during Idul Fitri exodus in Indonesia (JP/Hengky Wijaya)Previously, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced that he would not ban people from leaving Jakarta and asked community heads in the regions to quarantine vacationers as soon as they arrived in their respective hometowns.“[The President] underlines that there is no official ban on people participating in the mudik during the 2020 Idul Fitri holiday. The returnees, however, must self-isolate for 14 days and will be given ‘people under observation’ [ODP] status, as per World Health Organization health protocols, and will be monitored by their respective local administrations,” Fadjroel said on Thursday.Topics :last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2020

Where Do Entrepreneurs Work Smart and Live Happy?

first_imgWhere Do Entrepreneurs Work Smart and Live Happy? By: Dennis Davin, Secretary of Community and Economic Development Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf   SHARE  TWEET September 23, 2016 Economy,  Education,  Innovation,  The Blog Pennsylvania is a place where entrepreneurs and business owners flourish and succeed — and State College’s recent ranking as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch” confirms just that. Listed among other innovation hotbeds, including Boulder, Minneapolis, and Ann Arbor, State College boasts an 18 percent business growth rate, is home to Pennsylvania’s largest university, Penn State, and is supported by various programs in the region such as the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @State College.Penn State offers a healthy and robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, stemming in part from its degree offerings like Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Another support is the “Invent Penn State” initiative, launched in 2015 to help innovators succeed at each stage of the entrepreneurial path. Leveraging Penn State’s size, scope, and research strengths, Invent Penn State is a commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success, with a focus on bringing intellectual properties to the marketplace. Penn State President Eric Barron has committed $30 million to this program, opening 13 entrepreneurship centers in the initiative’s first year. And this is just the beginning — I can’t wait to see its lasting economic impact across Pennsylvania.Further adding the State College’s entrepreneur ecosystem the Governor’s Action Team recently worked with Morgan Advanced Materials, a UK-based leader in engineered carbon and ceramic materials, to announce a partnership with Penn State that will establish The Carbon Science Center of Excellence (COE). This site is the first of its kind in the U.S. that will serve as a new research and development center focused on driving developments in the field of carbon research. Housed at Penn State’s Innovation Park, the Carbon Science Center of Excellence will support and cultivate the innovative efforts of both Morgan and Penn State for years to come.While State College and Penn State have found success in the center of our state, I’m proud to say this is only one example of many strong university-industry collaborations in Pennsylvania. Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network recently awarded Lehigh University in the Lehigh Valley a $200,000 grant to inspire and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in undergraduate engineering students, with an end goal of benefiting society. In South Central Pennsylvania, Dickinson College runs “The Idea Fund,” a student-led incubator that provides seed money to students to help them jumpstart change in their communities. And in the Southwestern part of the state, Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship has helped greenlight more than 1,000 companies across a variety of industries.Pennsylvania’s support for entrepreneurs goes far beyond our colleges and universities. My agency, the Department of Community and Economic Development, offers an extensive and experienced network that can provide assistance at each step of the entrepreneurial journey:Our Small Business Champion Network provides free, practical advice, and services as the first stop for individuals who have new business ideas.The Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance partners are our boots on the ground; they help companies start, grow, and prosper in their local communities.For entrepreneurs looking to break into new international markets, our Office of International Business Development is an excellent resource.Tech companies will find funding and technical expertise from our Ben Franklin Technology Partners.Our Entrepreneur’s Guide is a comprehensive roadmap offering guidance on everything from business names to growth strategies.Last, but certainly not least, even entrepreneurs need some down time to relax, recharge, pursue their hobbies (or explore new ones!). Here in Pennsylvania, they can find an unparalleled mix of urban, historic, and outdoor adventures awaiting them. It truly is a wonderful place to work smart and live happy.All corners of our state offer vibrant communities and business assistance resources that are ready to bring your big idea to life. Learn how our talent can be the building blocks of your future. Check out our business assistance page for more information on the resources available to you, and follow us on Twitter (@PADCEDnews) for funding, grant announcements, and all Pennsylvania news. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more