first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat waves are the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. They cause more deaths each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. From 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 people died of heat-related deaths, an average of about 618 deaths a year.The summer months can bring extreme heat, posing a severe threat to those who spend time outdoors. Getting too hot can cause you to become ill and can even cause death if your body can’t compensate for the heat and properly cool you off.“Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. Being exposed to air conditioning for even a few hours a day will reduce the risk for heat-related illness,” said Dr. John Kim, an extensivist for CareMore Health Plan in Glendale and Pasadena, Calif.Heat stress is a heat-related illness caused by your body’s inability to cool down properly. It ranges from milder conditions like heat rash and heat cramps, to the most common type, heat exhaustion. The most serious heat-related illness is heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not providedThe people who are at the highest risk of developing heat stress are infants and children up to four years of age, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, and people who are ill or on certain medications. However, even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather.Physicians at CareMore recommend the following tips for preventing heat-related death or illnesses:• Stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day. If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, go to a public place such as a shopping mall or a library to stay cool. Cooling stations and senior centers are also available in many large cities for people of all ages.• Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.• Drink water often. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.• Avoid unnecessary hard work or activities if you are outside or in a building without air-conditioning.• Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 and wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.Following these tips will help you stay healthy during the hottest time of year. Call your doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Health CareMore Physicians Offer Tips on How to Stay Healthy in the Summer Heat From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | 12:49 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

first_imgQPR are close to a deal to sign Jonathan de Guzman from Villarreal, Spanish newspaper Marca has reported.The Netherlands midfielder, 26, has been on loan at Swansea for the last two seasons and they are keen to sign him permanently.But Rangers boss Harry Redknapp was alerted to his potential availability when it became apparent Swansea were struggling to agree a deal.Rangers are willing to pay £7m and Marca say Villarreal are ready to complete the transfer. Related West London Sport story (9 August): QPR ready to agree £7m De Guzman dealQPR have indicated they will pay £7m for De GuzmanAC Milan plan to offer QPR £3m for Adel Taarabt, Sky Sport Italia have reported.Taarabt ended last season on loan at the Italian club and is desperate to join them on a permanent basis.And it is claimed that Kia Joorabchian, who has advised QPR on various transfer deals and acts as Taarabt’s representative, is due to meet Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani on Tuesday to discuss a potential deal.Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, who sold Taarabt to the R’s when he was Tottenham boss, has indicated that the player is determined to move on.Taarabt’s future is uncertain following his return to Rangers.Spurs would be entitled to a significant share of any transfer fee under the terms of the deal that took Taarabt to Loftus Road in the summer of 2010. Related West London Sport story (11 August): No cut-price Taarabt deal, QPR boss insists Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgTwenty-six men and women were the latest recipients of South Africa’s highest honours for outstanding service to their communities, for the part they played in South Africa’s fight for freedom, for their roles in the struggle against oppression worldwide, and for exceptional achievement.19 South Africans and six foreign nationals were bestowed with National Orders on 26 April 2005. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterPresident Thabo Mbeki bestowed the Order of the Baobab, Order of Luthuli, Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, and Order of Mapungubwe on 19 South Africans and six foreign nationals at a ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday.The recipients included one of Africa’s oldest universities, as well as activists, community workers, freedom fighters, trade unionists, former heads of state and “ordinary” people who made various extraordinary contributions to South Africa’s destiny.“These distinguished members of our national orders are the guardians of ubuntu, handmaidens of our liberty and defender of a shared human destiny”, Mbeki said.“Because of their and others’ efforts, we are able to live and develop in a world of freedom, without the fetters of oppression or exclusion.“They stand as beacons that must guide us forever as we build a society founded on the high ideals of freedom, justice, equality and human solidarity.”Order of the BaobabMbeki presented five South Africans – and the University of Fort Hare – with the Order of the Baobab for exceptional service to their fellow countrymen.University of Fort Hare – Established in 1915, the Eastern Cape university became a training ground for black intellectuals throughout South Africa and many parts of the continent. A number of SA’s most influential black leaders – including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe and Mangosuthu Buthelezi – were educated at Fort Hare. The university – with around 6 000 students at present – houses the archives of SA’s liberation movements, one of the largest collections of contemporary South African black art, and an ethnological research museum exhibiting more than 7 000 items of attire made and worn by southern African black tribes.Job Richard Rathebe (1897-1982) – Founder of the first social support organisation for war orphans, widows and dependants of soldiers who fought in World War II.Ethel Barlow – Chairwoman of the Kliptown Land Claims Committee.Revel Albert Ellis Fox – One of South Africa’s foremost architects, Revel Fox died in December 2004, a year after the completion of his magnum opus, the Cape Town International Convention Centre.Urbania Bebe Mothopeng – Veteran schoolteacher and widow of Pan Africanist Congress stalwart Zeph Mothopeng, honoured for rehabilitating young female offenders.Marjorie Manganye – A community worker and head of the Itlhokomeleng old age home, “Mama Marj” has been caring for poor, elderly and neglected people in Alexandra for more than four decades.Order of LuthuliMbeki presented 14 South Africans with the Order of Luthuli for outstanding contributions to democracy, nation-building, human rights, justice and peace.Flag Marutle Boshielo – The body of the former anti-apartheid activist and Umkhonto weSizwe member, who went missing in the 1970s, has yet to be found. It is believed that he was captured with two of his comrades near Caprivi by the then Rhodesian security forces.John Langalibalele Dube (1871-1946) – Founding leader of the African National Congress (ANC).Anton Muziwakhe Lembede (1914-1947) – A political activist and lawyer, Lembede was instrumental in the formation of the ANC Youth League in 1944. He was at the forefront of the Youth League’s campaign to destroy the Natives Representative Council and boycott elections under the Native Representatives Act of 1936, and was regarded as the architect of the 1949 Programme of Action.Isaac Bangani Tabata (1909-1990) – Political activist and author. Helped found the Workers’ Party of South Africa in the 1930s, and the Non-European Unity Movement in the 1940s. Banned in 1956. In 1961 he established and became president of the African People’s Democratic Union of Southern Africa.Edward Joseph Daniels – Political activist who was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1964-1979. After his release in 1979, he was banned and placed under house arrest for another five years.Frene Noshir Ginwala – South Africa’s Speaker of Parliament from 1994 to 2004.Ntwaesele Thatayone “Fish” Keitseng (1919-2005) – African National Congress (ANC) stalwart and founding executive member of the Botswana People’s Party and the Botswana Independence Party. A Rivonia Treason Trialist, Keitseng is remembered in particular for establishing and co-ordinating the underground ANC “pipeline” through Botswana during the 1960s, an operation that involved the movement of thousands of people, including Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.Mildred Ramakaba-Lesiea – Honoured for her contribution to the struggle for gender and racial equality in South Africa.Kwedie Mzingisi Zilindile Mkalipi – Political activist and Pan Africanist Congress member, and one of the first-string accused in the Treason Trial of 1956-61. Mkalipi was arrested for passive resistance during the 1952 Defiance Campaign and later for addressing various illegal meetings, and was already in prison at the time of the December 1956 treason arrests.Abdullah Mohamed Omar (1934-2004) – South Africa’s minister of justice from 1994 to 1999, and minister of transport from 1999 until shortly before his death. As a human rights lawyer, Omar represented many Robben Island prisoners, trade unions and non-governmental organisations in the 1960s and ’70s. Elected to the ANC’s national executive committee in 1991, he was a member of the ANC negotiating team that forged South Africa’s constitutional and political settlement.Madimetja Laurence Phokanoka – Former Robben Island prisoner and Umkhonto weSizwe operative.Archibald Mcedisi Sibeko (Zola Zembe) – Former trade unionist, political activist and Umkhonto weSizwe operative.Christmas Fihla Tinto – Former political activist, ANC member and United Democratic Front leader, twice imprisoned for his opposition to apartheid.Dorothy Nomazotsho Zihlangu (1920-1991) – Veteran of the 1952-53 Defiance Campaign, former chair of the United Women’s Organisation, arrested a number of times for her opposition to apartheid.Order of the Companions of OR TamboThe recipients of South Africa’s highest civilian award for foreign nationals went to six people who, through their roles in the struggle against oppression worldwide, directly advanced or served as inspiration for the fight against apartheid.Cheddi Jagan – Prime minister of British Guiana from 1961 to 1964, and president of independent Guyana from 1992 until his death in 1997.Jawaharlal Nehru – Prime minister of India from the country’s independence in 1947 until his death in 1964. Founding leader of the Non-Aligned Movement.Ahmed Sukarno – President of Indonesia from the country’s independence in 1945 until 1968, two years before his death. Instrumental in the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement.Diallo Telli Boubacar – Guinean diplomat and political figure. Helped found the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, and was the organisation’s first secretary-general from 1964 to 1972.Motsamai Keyecwe Mpho – Social worker and activist on South Africa’s mines during apartheid.Vladimir Gennadyevich Shubin – Deputy director of the Institute for Africans Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The former Soviet official was involved for many years in helping the African National Congress and its ally, the South African Communist Party, in their war against apartheid.Order of MapungubweThe Order of Mapungubwe is awarded to South African citizens for exceptional achievement.Sydney Brenner – The South African born and educated molecular biologist, along with two of his colleagues, was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their research into the genetic development of organs and the “programmed death” or “suicide” of cells.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgDuring my six-week bike ride last spring (during my sabbatical), I covered nearly 2,000 miles, most of it over land that hadn’t seen a drop of rain since the previous fall; some of those areas — mostly in Texas — still haven’t gotten significant precipitation. Farmers in Texas have had to plow their cotton under or slaughter their cattle. If the drought continues through the winter, power plants may have to start shutting down for want of cooling water.Meanwhile, the Amtrak train that I was going to take home from Houston was canceled due to extensive flooding in the Upper Midwest. And back in Vermont, at the end of August, we saw whole towns cut off by flooding and washed-out bridges and roads from Tropical Storm Irene. An early snowstorm in October caused power outages in Connecticut and Massachusetts that lasted up to a week and a half. Resilient designIt is this sort of vulnerability that I thought about during my bike trip and during the remainder of my sabbatical when I was back home. It turns out that many of the strategies needed to achieve resilience — such as really well insulated homes that will keep their occupants safe if the power goes out or interruptions in heating fuel occur — are exactly the same strategies we have been promoting for years in the green building movement. The solutions are largely the same, but the motivation is one of life safety, rather than simply doing the right thing. We need to practice green building, because it will keep us safe — a powerful motivation — and this may be the way to finally achieve widespread adoption of such measures.Over the coming weeks, I’ll describe how we can address this vulnerability with more resilient homes and communities. Achieving such resilience won’t be easy and it will require investment, but I believe it is crucial for our future well-being. Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can follow him on Twitter. RELATED ARTICLES There’s also terrorism to worry aboutWhile we are now experiencing the first effects of a changing climate, we also face other threats and vulnerabilities. Terrorism is now an ever-present reality, and terrorists of the future may well target our energy production and distribution systems. The U.S. has 160,000 miles of high-voltage electricity distribution lines, 3,400 power plants, tens of thousands of miles of natural gas and oil pipelines, and 150 oil refineries (nearly half located on the Gulf Coast). These installations could be targeted by terrorists wanting to harm the U.S. economy or our well-being.While these systems are vulnerable to direct terrorist attack, even more scary is the threat of “cyberterrorism,” in which terrorists hack into the controls of energy production or distribution systems. In 2007, researchers at Idaho National Laboratory testing the vulnerability of power generation systems to computer attack, were able to hack into the controls of a generator and get it to self-destruct. In a video declassified by the Department of Homeland Security you can see on YouTube the generator shake violently and begin smoking as it self-destructs. While precipitation levels will increase overall due to climate change (because more water will be evaporated from the oceans and other bodies of water), some regions will become more drought-prone — including much of the western U.S.We usually think of drought affecting agriculture or inconveniencing us by prohibiting lawn watering or washing our cars, but severe droughts will also impact our electricity grid. Roughly 89% of our electricity in the U.S. is produced with thermoelectric power plants that rely on huge quantities of cooling water. In 2007, severe drought in the southeastern U.S. resulted in one Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear plant being shut down and the output of two others reduced due to shortages of cooling water. And during the severe 2003 drought in Europe, 17 power plants in France and three in Germany were either shut down or their output reduced.If the current drought facing Texas and surrounding states continues into next year, we could well face a situation where power plants have to be shut down, reducing the margin of excess capacity — and resulting in brownouts, rolling blackouts, and increased vulnerability to unplanned outages. And don’t forget solar flaresYet another vulnerability is magnetic interference caused by coronal discharges from the sun (solar flares). These are the events that cause Aurora borealis or Northern Lights. According to an alarming 2008 report by the National Academy of Sciences, if we were to experience today a coronal discharge event as intense as one that occurred in 1859, tremendous damage could be done to our electrical grid — destroying transformers and causing power outages that could last months or even years. During the 1859 event, Northern Lights were seen as far south as Cuba and telegraph wires caught on fire!Since the NASA report came out, the utility industry has awakened to this concern and begun modifying electrical systems to make them more robust, but the concern is still very real, according to experts. Defining Habitable Temperatures Designing Homes and Communities That Can Survive a DisasterResilient CommunitiesResilient Design: Passive Solar HeatResilient Design: Dramatically Better Building Envelopes Designing Houses and Communities To Be Smarter and More ResilientResilience: Designing Homes for More Intense StormsBuilding Resilience for a ‘Close Encounter’ with DisasterGreen Building Priority #9 – Create Resilient HousesMaking Houses Resilient to Power Outages Welcome to climate changeClimate scientists tell us that we can expect more of these sorts of problems in the years and decades ahead. Precipitation patterns will become more variable, and more of our total precipitation will be bunched into intense deluges that run off as stormwater causing floods, rather than soaking into the ground to recharge aquifers.last_img read more

first_imgThe Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)’s plan to shift two tigers from its zoological park here to Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo is getting delayed as the chief is yet to sign papers to facilitate the move, an official said on Wednesday.Two months back, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had decided to send two tigers from its Siddharth Garden and Zoo to Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo (popularly known as Byculla Zoo) in Mumbai in exchange of a variety of birds.According to the official, Siddharth Zoo has 12 big cats, which are “excess” in numbers.“Despite the completion of all the other formalities, the two tigers are waiting for their new home in Mumbai as the Aurangabad civic chief is yet to sign a file to that effect. We cannot transfer the big cats unless the commissioner signs the file,” Zoo Director B.S. Naikwade said.Aurangabad civic chief Nipun Vinayak has gone on a long leave.Mr. Naikwade said, “Senior civic officials had ordered us to survey the facilities at the Mumbai zoo. We carried out the survey and found them to be good for the tigers. The survey report was submitted to the office of the municipal commissioner and we are waiting for his signature.” Mayor Nandkumar Ghodele said the commissioner has been on leave since October 25.“He has extended his leave several times. We have urged the State authorities to appoint a new officer in his place. Hope it happens soon so that we can send the tigers to Mumbai,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Really? Wanda already touting Serie A return for PSG signing Icardiby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe wife and agent of Mauro Icardi is already casting doubt on his status at PSG.The Inter Milan striker joined PSG on a season-long loan on deadline day a fortnight ago.But Wanda Nara says Icardi could yet return to Italy – and as early as January.Wanda said on Tiki Taka: “Napoli has kept the money they should have spent for Mauro Icardi. “Maybe there will be some surprises in January…?” last_img read more

first_imgAnton Gill goes up for layup vs. NC State.Twitter/‏@CBSSportsCBB Little-used guard Anton Gill emerged during this year’s NCAA Tournament, helping Louisville top N.C. State with seven points on 3-of-3 shooting and two steals in just 11 minutes of play. That game ended up being the defining one of his brief Louisville career, as the former Top-50 recruit announced that he intended to transfer from the program, where he averaged just 9.4 minutes per game in 2014-15, after the season. While there were initially thoughts that Gill would transfer closer to a school in North Carolina to be closer to home, Gill is actually heading farther west, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.Louisville transfer Anton Gill told ESPN he has committed to Nebraska.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2015Nebraska had a disappointing 13-18 season in 2014-15, after a breakout 2013-14 in which Tim Miles’ team went 19-13 and made the NCAA Tournament. Perhaps a talent like Gill can help replace the void left by star Terran Petteway, who has declared for the NBA Draft.last_img read more

first_img Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Among the strategies is a special meeting of CARICOM Heads to focus solely on the CSME. It is to be held in Trinidad and Tobago in November this year.This was disclosed by Prime Minister and CARICOM Chairman, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during a press conference on Friday (July 6).The Prime Minister was providing details on decisions taken at the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4 to 6.“Furthermore, the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CSME will now have quarterly meetings beginning in September in Barbados, which will be hosted by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, to give urgency to the implementation process,” Mr. Holness informed.He further noted that Government leaders also put greater focus on advancing those areas that would help to create enabling support measures for a competitive Single Market.These include an investment policy and investment code, an incentive regime, an integrated capital market and securities legislation.“As leaders, we expect that these matters will be ready for full adoption at the 40th meeting of Conference in July 2019.These mechanisms will enable strong support measures for a successful CSME,” the Prime Minister said.In the meantime, Mr. Holness stressed the Heads’ recommitment to making the mechanisms within CARICOM work, by taking decisive action.“I am resolved as the Chair to ensure that we take action. We must get things done to make a difference. We are resolved to now begin to implement the decisions we take to improve the perceptions, especially amongst our youth,” he said.The CSME is an integrated development strategy that is intended to benefit the people of the region by providing more and better opportunities to produce and sell goods and services and to attract investments.It is built on five core regimes – free movement of capital, free movement of goods, free movement of skills, the provision of services, and the right of establishment. In addition, the CSME facilitates hassle-free travel for all CARICOM nationals.The Conference of Heads of Government, which consists of the Heads of Government of the Member States, is the supreme organ of CARICOM and determines and provides its policy direction. Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Story Highlights This was disclosed by Prime Minister and CARICOM Chairman, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during a press conference on Friday (July 6). The Prime Minister was providing details on decisions taken at the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4 to 6.last_img read more

first_imgThe Women’s Media Center announces its honorees for The 2015 Women’s Media Awards on Thursday November 5th at Capitale in New York City.The honorees are: Laura Bates, Award-winning Journalist, Author and Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. Mona Eltahawy, International Prize-winning Columnist, Author and Activist. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, PBS Newshour Co-Anchors. Marlo Thomas, Emmy, Golden Globe & Grammy-winning Actor, Producer and Activist. Padmasree Warrior, former Chief Technology & Strategy Officer (CTO) of Cisco Systems.The event, celebrating 10 years of the Women’s Media Center, will feature a special appearance by breakout Comedian, Writer and Actor Amy Schumer.The Women’s Media Awards recognize and honor game-changers for women in media. By deciding who gets to talk, what creates the debate, who writes, and what is important enough to be visible, the media shapes our understanding of who we are and what we can be. The Women’s Media Awards shine a light on this important issue.Pat Mitchell, Chair of the Sundance Institute and Founding Co-Chair of The Women’s Media Center, will present the Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award to Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.“Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill have been trailblazers from the beginning of their careers in media until now when they have broken more new ground as the first women to co-anchor a network news program,” says Pat Mitchell. “As the former President of PBS, it’s indeed a privilege to honor them at the Women’s Media Center’s 10th anniversary gala and to acknowledge the commitment of PBS’s leadership in promoting and advocating for women and a more inclusive view of the world. Judy and Gwen are women of great accomplishment who lead the way for others by modeling how to achieve success with integrity and how to open opportunities for others.”Gloria Steinem, Co-Founder of The Women’s Media Center, will present the Breakthrough Media Award to Marlo Thomas.“Marlo Thomas is a trailblazer who continues to show the power of media to break molds and change perceptions,” says Gloria Steinem. “At a time when women were seen in very limited roles on TV, That Girl, the ground-breaking series she starred in and produced, showed a working woman making her own way in the world, paving the way for the strong independent women we see in today’s culture. Year after year, Marlo’s landmark Free to Be … You and Me influences a new generation of girls to not be limited by gender stereotypes. Marlo is an advocate for grassroots women’s voices around the world, and as a performer, author, producer and activist, she continues to champion the rights of women to stand up and be seen.”Carol Jenkins, award-winning journalist, author and founding & former President of the Women’s Media Center, will present the Carol Jenkins Visible and Powerful Media Award to Padmasree Warrior.“We are so thrilled to honor Padmasree Warrior, a powerful woman in technology and a strong STEM advocate for other girls and women who would pursue a similar path,” says Carol Jenkins. “As Chief Technology Officer for two of the largest companies in the world, she has opened the path customarily closed: less than a quarter of the workforce in tech is comprised of women; 90 percent of those women are white. To have a woman of color like Padmasree, visible and powerful, means everything.”Robin Morgan, Co-Founder of The Women’s Media Center, will present the Speaking Truth to Power Award to Mona Eltahawy.“Mona Eltahawy is a razor-sharp, award-winning Egyptian-American journalist. She’s also a feminist thinker, an impassioned writer, and one hell of a brave woman ,” says Robin Morgan. “In pursuing a story, she’s weathered jail, sexual assaults, an attack by a male mob (including police) that broke both her arms, and repeated death threats. Yet she continues stubbornly to speak truth to power – in a voice at once intelligent and audacious.”Julie Burton, President of the Women’s Media Center, will present the Digital Media Award to Laura Bates.“Laura Bates has created a global movement that clearly and compellingly brings women’s quietly normalized experiences with violence and sexism to light,” says Julie Burton. “The simple platform she provided opened a floodgate and gave girls and women a place to talk about issues – such as rape, street harassment, domestic violence, workplace discrimination, dress codes, sexism in media – that affect daily life. She relentlessly challenges people to pay attention to the culture we are immersed in and to speak up and do something about it. The Women’s Media Center is proud to celebrate Laura and the Everyday Sexism Project.”“I am so proud that the Women’s Media Center will be honoring such a diverse range of powerful and accomplished women this year,” says Jane Fonda, two-time Academy Award-winning actor, humanitarian, activist and Co-Founder of The Women’s Media Center, “These woman, in the courage and skill of their achievements, have been truly challenging how we see the world and making their voices heard.”Past WMC honorees include Luvvie Ajayi, Christiane Amanpour, Amma Asante, Ursula Burns, Katie Couric, Sady Doyle, Sarah Hoye, Sheila C. Johnson, Maria Teresa Kumar, Laura Ling and Lisa Ling, Lara Logan, Pat Mitchell, Martha Nelson, Soledad O’Brien, Elianne Ramos, Yanique Richards, Mary Thom (posthumously), Barbara Walters, Lindy West and Maggie Wilderotter.For table and ticket purchase information, call Garwood Events at 212-678-0231 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: TORONTO, ONTARIO – CHCH and Motion Content Group today announce a partnership to invest in the creation of original high-quality Canadian programming with international appeal.The drama development partnership will see CHCH and Motion Content Group jointly select projects to be developed, produced and distributed worldwide. Together, the companies will work directly with writers as well as third party producers to secure premium returnable series.The creative sensibilities and domestic relationships of CHCH, together with Motion Content Group’s global relationships and interest in supporting quality content creation will allow the companies to build international co-productions speeding up the process to get original series from development to air. The initiative is being led by Jennifer Chen, Vice President of Programming for CHCH, and Tony Moulsdale, Global Director of Programming for Motion Content Group.“Motion is committed to developing new funding models which bring premium content to the international market and which support our broadcast partner’s programming ambitions,” said Tony Moulsdale. “This deal builds on the success of our previous deals with CHCH on THE PINKERTONS and WYNONNA EARP.”“This collaboration will unlock great opportunities for Canadian content-creators, and we’re looking to work with new talent as well as world-leading established writers,” added Jennifer Chen.About CHCH-TVCHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions of Southwestern Ontario. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.About Motion Content GroupMotion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company which invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers, and distributors to fund, develop, produce, and distribute premium content for the global benefit of our content partners and networks, platforms, and advertisers.Motion utilises the unique worldwide infrastructure and deep commercial relationships of GroupM and WPP to the benefit of our content partners and advertisers. Motion investments and partnerships support the editorial and commercial requirements of producers, networks, and platforms in order to support contextually safe, high-quality advertising environments.Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, the business currently operates in 26 countries worldwide, with Motion’s broad range of award winning programming distributed globally. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more