Four journalists released under junta’s amnesty

first_imgNews September 18, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists released under junta’s amnesty to go further “I am happy to be free and I am going to continue working as a journalist,” Eint Khaing Oo said as she was freed today from Insein prison, near Rangoon under an amnesty announced by the military government for nearly 7,000 detainees. Three other journalists, Kyaw Kyaw Thant and Monywa Aung Shin, were also among those known to have been released today. RSF_en She was given a two-year jail sentence for taking photos of the victims of Cyclone Nargis, which devastated much of Burma in May 2008 leaving at least 130,000 dead or missing. She was not allowed a lawyer at her trial, which took place behind closed doors. Organisation News May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call on the Burmese government to free all the journalists, bloggers and free speech activists still in Burma’s prisons, as they have no reason to be there. At least 14 are still being held, most of them of their far from their families and in appalling conditions. Kyaw Kyaw Thant was arrested in 2008 for helping Cyclone Nargis victims to contact United Nations representatives in Rangoon. Monywa Aung Shin, a poet who worked as a journalist for the magazine Sar Maw Khung and who was also a member of the opposition National League for Democracy, had been held since September 2000.Thet Zin, the editor of the now-closed Myanmar Nation magazine, was freed from Kale prison. Arrested in February 2008 for possessing a video of demonstrations and a copy of a report by a United Nations rapporteur, he had been serving a seven-year sentence imposed under the press law. The Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners said journalist and opposition activist Aung Gyi was also released from Shwebo prison.Commenting on the wave of releases, the prison director dared to say there are no political prisoners in Burma. According to Human Rights Watch, there are 2,200. MyanmarAsia – Pacific center_img Eint Khaing Oo, who worked for the magazine Ecovision, had been awarded the Kenji Nagai prize by the Burma Media Association. The prize is named after a Japanese cameraman killed by a soldier in Rangoon in 2007. MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Martin Sheen to Present Award to Jane Fonda and Richard Perry at Pasadena Playhouse Gala on April 30

first_imgAdding to the fun, The Emmitt & Rose Band will serenade the cocktail reception in the “Sugarfina Bubbly Bar” set in a 1960’s Lounge designed by 1000 x better with furniture provided by Design Within Reach. The Emmett & Rose Band L-R: Martin Sheen, Jane Fonda, Richard Perry and Freda Payne. Photo courtesy The Pasadena Playhouse The Playhouse Board of Directors, led by Committee Chairs Julietta Perez and Art Silveri, are spearheading this red carpet gala event. Sandra Tsing Loh, award-winning writer, comedian and performer will be the special Mistress of Ceremonies. Loh is the writer and star of upcoming Playhouse show The Madwoman in the Volvo, directed by Lisa Peterson, at The Playhouse June 2 to 26. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. 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 Emmett’s playing recalls the stride piano of Teddy Wilson. They bring new life to standards of the past, performing with soul, passion, and a contagious love for the jazz and blues of the last century. For three seasons Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, on HBO. Most recently, she appeared in Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (director and co-writer of Italy’s Academy Award® winning Best Foreign Language Film The Great Beauty). She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Fonda also stars in Netflix’s hit series, Grace and Frankie, which premieres for its second season in May 2016. Biographies EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty The evening takes its setting and locale from its latest production Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein and directed by David Lee, which is set in the Catskills of 1962 and was long considered a favored destination for urban vacationers from New York City in mid-20th century. Countless entertainers – especially comedians– honed their craft here, prior to becoming national stars – Buddy Hackett, Red Buttons, Jerry Lewis, Alan King, Danny Kaye, Imogene Coca, Sid Caesar, Carol Burnett, Neil Simon and Woody Allen, among them, at now legendary resorts like Grossinger’s, the Concord, Kutscher’s, and Brown’s. At the end of the sixties, Bethel, New York, located in the Catskills, was home to the famous 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Casa Valentina was performed at The Pasadena Playhouse March 15 to April 10, 2016. Top of the News Business News Subscribe This year’s event will celebrate a time and place where Mad Men met those who knew something about Dirty Dancing. The Gala will feature a mouthwatering dinner catered by redwhite+bluezz, complete with a “Dining Experience” silent auction. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Richard Perry developed his interest in rock ‘n’ roll very young. In 1955, at the age of 12, he attended the first of Alan Freed’s live shows at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater. Moving to Los Angeles in March of 1967, he produced his first album, Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. The album featured the work of a 17-year-old guitar prodigy, Ry Cooder. In November 1967 he got his ‘dream job’ as a staff producer at Warner Bros. Records where he had his first actual hit album. It came in the form of God Bless Tiny Tim, a debut LP by the late-’60s phenomenon. He also recorded Fats is Back by Fats Domino and Ella by Ella Fitzgerald among others there. “Richard Perry would become the most renowned producer in the field of popular music during the 1970s, and the array of albums with which he was associated, made his name synonymous with success,” wrote Bruce Eder of All Music Guide. Those albums include Stoney End by Barbra Streisand; Nilsson Schmilsson; Barbra Joan Streisand; Son of Schmilsson by Nilsson; Live Concert at the Forum by Barbra Streisand; No Secrets by Carly Simon; Ringo by Ringo Starr; Hotcakes by Carly Simon; Breakaway by Art Garfunkel; Endless Flight by Leo Sayer; “Nobody Does It Better” (for the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me); Baby It’s Me by Diana Ross; Leo Sayer; Energy, Priority, Special Things, Black and White, Breakout, Contact, Hot Together, and Serious Slammin’ by The Pointer Sisters; “To All the Girls I Loved Before” duet with Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson; My World by Ray Charles; and The Great American Songbook Vol I, II, III, IV and V by Rod Stewart. Perry continues to produce an array of musical projects, including The Pasadena Playhouse musical, Baby It’s You, which went on to Broadway. Baby It’s You tells the inspiring story of Florence Greenberg, who discovered The Shirelles and created Sceptor Records, realizing her dream of becoming the music industry’s first female power house. It features some of the most compelling R&B/pop songs from the early 60’s, including five songs by Burt Bacharach. Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer/performer whose solo theatre shows include Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp (both off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre), Sugar Plum Fairy (Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre), I Worry (The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and, most recently, The Bitch Is Back (Broad Stage). Her bestselling New York Times Notable Book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her hit solo show in 2005, during which time Variety named her one of America’s 50 most influential comedians. Her memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, was selected as one of The New York Times’ 100 Most Notable Books, and was inspired by her Best American Essay in The Atlantic, for which she is a contributing editor. The play version of Madwoman received development support from Sundance Theatre Lab and Ojai Playwrights Conference. Loh has been a regular commentator on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and on PRI’s “This American Life” and “Marketplace”; her weekly segment, “The Loh Life,” is heard on KPCC, and her syndicated radio minute, “The Loh Down on Science,” is heard weekly by 4 million people. Loh is currently an adjunct professor at UC Irvine in drama and science communication. – Adele Concert Tickets– Walk-on role in this year’s Panto at The Playhouse production of A Cinderella Christmas– Opportunity to appear onstage with the cast of the upcoming Pasadena Playhouse production of The Fantasticks as they sing a final curtain call– Fabulous 5-Day Santa Fe Get Away with round trip airfare– Cal Phil Dinner Experience for 10– Packages for Dodger and Kings Games– Conan tickets– 2-Day Get Away at a Napa cottage– Catered dinner for 10 in your home with Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse Sheldon Epps and Randy Johnson, Director and Creator of A Night with Janis Joplin and the upcoming World Premiere musical Shout Sister Shout! In 2007 Fonda received an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival, one of only three people ever to be granted this honor until then. In 2009 she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations, on Broadway. In 2011, Fonda appeared in Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble, a French comedy, followed by Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, co-starring Catherine Keener. She appeared as Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels’s The Butler in 2013, and with Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell in Better Living Through Chemistry. In 2014, she starred in director Shawn Levy’s This is Where I Leave You, with Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. Jane Fonda was born in New York City in 1937, the daughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and Vassar College. In her early twenties, Fonda studied with renowned acting coach Lee Strasberg and became a member of the Actors Studio in New York. Sandra Tsing Loh Richard Perry is one of the most successful producers in music history. His first hit album was “God Bless, Tiny Tim,” which Life Magazine proclaimed was “one of the most dazzling albums of programmed entertainment to come along since Sgt. Pepper.” Over his 46-year career, he has produced classic albums and singles with such legendary artists as Rod Stewart, Ray Charles, The Pointer Sisters, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Harry Nilsson, Julio Iglesias/Willie Nelson, Art Garfunkel, The Temptations, Leo Sayer, DeBarge, Pattie LaBelle, Manhattan Transfer, Neil Diamond, Randy Travis, Martha Reeves, Captain Beefheart, Jeffrey Osborne, Fats Domino, and Ella Fitzgerald. Freda Payne will offer a special performance featuring her million selling 1970 hit single “Band of Gold,” and there will also be a musical tribute to Richard Perry from Geno Henderson, Broadway cast member of Baby It’s You, originally presented at The Pasadena Playhouse. Richard Perry Community News Community News The Live auction will boast fabulous prizes, including: Make a comment Martin Sheen will serve as the award presenter to two-time Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda and celebrated record producer Richard Perry, who among his many credits served as the music producer for The Pasadena Playhouse production of Baby It’s, You! which later moved to Broadway, when they are honored at The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) annual fundraiser entitled A Night in the Catskills, to be held on the stage of The Pasadena Playhouse on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. In addition, legendary singer Freda Payne and The Emmitt & Rose Band have been added to the roster of entertainment for this 1960’s inspired soiree set on the Playhouse’s proscenium stage. This year’s Community Honoree is Sheila Grether-Marion. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Jane Fonda, whose film career was well established during that era, is a two-time Academy Award® winner (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), a three-time Golden Globe® winner, and was the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Along with starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, Fonda also took on responsibilities as a film and television producer. Her credits include Coming Home, The China Syndrome, Nine to Five, Rollover, On Golden Pond, The Morning After and The Dollmaker. Benefits Martin Sheen to Present Award to Jane Fonda and Richard Perry at Pasadena Playhouse Gala on April 30 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 4:21 pm Corporate, patron, underwriting and other sponsorship opportunities are available from $1,000 -$25,000. Single ticket prices will be announced at a later date. For more information please contact Genevieve Ostrander 626.737.2852 or [email protected] Jane Fonda Outlook Newspapers is serving as the media partner for The Pasadena Playhouse 2016 Gala with Pasadena Now serving as the Gala’s online media sponsor. Freda Payne Robert Emmett Finucane and Lindsay Rose Olsen share a passion for the sound and soul of traditional jazz. Emmett and Rose regularly perform at venues throughout Los Angeles, drawing from their extensive repertoire of jazz standards. Rose’s unique voice draws comparisons to Billie Holiday while First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * As iconic in 2016 for her timeless beauty and stage appeal as she is for her artistic versatility, Freda Payne remains among music’s and show business’ brightest shining star survivors. Her latest album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for the Artistry Music imprint) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her beginnings with Impulse! but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy® award-winner Bill Cunliffe’s musical arrangements—from the vibes-kissed Kenny Rankin waltz “Haven’t We Met” to the lonely evening fireplace musings of “Lately”—a beautiful homecoming.Though best known for her R&B crossover smash hit “Band of Gold,” Freda Payne has always first and foremost been a jazz singer, dating back to The Jimmy Wilkins Big Band. Her debut album After The Lights Go Down Low And Much More!!! was arranged by Manny Albam, while a more pop-oriented follow-up entitled How Do You Say I Don’t Love You Anymore was helmed by saxophonist/arranger Benny Golson. Payne performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem alongside Billy Eckstine backed by Quincy Jones and His Orchestra, comedian Redd Foxx and the dance team Coles & Atkins. She also graced the stage with Duke Ellington for two nights in Pittsburgh, after which he composed “Blue Piano” just for her. Freda Payne’s training and experience render her a rare vocal artist who is stylistically beyond category. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Search continues for prisoner who escaped from Altnagelvin Hospital

first_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleDissidents give Co Donegal brothers 48 hours to leave countyNext articleUlster Council award Monaghan Harps Intermediate title News Highland Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – November 5, 2014 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterestcenter_img The search is continuing for a prisoner who escaped from police custody at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry yesterday.The man was receiving treatment at the hospital when he escaped from police officers.The Police Service of Northern Ireland have not said why the prisoner was in custody.Ch Insp Tony Callaghan said they were “currently working to locate him”. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Search continues for prisoner who escaped from Altnagelvin Hospital LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

Doherty to wipe the floor in GE20 according to local poll

first_img Previous articleConcern over ‘bigger than planned’ proposed wind farm in DonegalNext articleCathal McShane turns down AFL move News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 6, 2020 Twitter Doherty to wipe the floor in GE20 according to local poll Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Google+ Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty’s in line to collect one of the highest votes in the country on Saturday, according to a new opinion poll.The poll for the Tirconaill Tribune has him at 32.8 per cent of the vote in the five seat constituency – almost triple the 11.1 percent of Education Minister Joe McHugh in second.1,400 people were surveyed in face-to-face interviews between the 24th and 31st of January as part of the poll.John McAteer, editor of the Tirconaill Tribune, says it’s further evidence of the Sinn Fein surge:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mcasdfsdfsdteer7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Ensuring the show must go on

first_imgIn a fascinating insight into the challenges of running anoccupational health service for the performing artist, Corkett admitted thatfirst aid skills were a big prerequisite of the job, as is the courage to senda leading actor home if he or she is simply not fit to perform. The occupational health nurse must also gain a good rapportwith other specialists, including orthopaedic consultants, ear, nose and throatspecialists and psychiatrists. Ensuring the show must go onOn 1 Jul 2002 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. The duties of an occupational health nurse working withinthe acting profession include an understanding of the specialised health andsafety issues within the theatre, voice care, musculoskeletal care, performanceanxiety, health screening (including audiometry) and dealing with performerswho range in age from three months to 91 years. Previous Article Next Article Dealing with the daily physical, mental and emotional needsof a team of actors was the theme of Yve Corkett’s talk on her role as the OHnurse at the Royal National Theatre. Monitoring the emotional stability of a team of actors maysound a daunting chore, but, said Corkett, actors are “no more neuroticthan other people, they are just more honest and open about theirfeelings”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

CARAT Brunei kicks off

first_img Navy and Marine Corps personnel from the United States and Brunei Darussalam started the 22nd iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) on November 14.CARAT Brunei 2016 will continue through November 18, and features 5 days of shore-based and at-sea training events designed to strengthen maritime partnerships and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Royal Brunei navies and armed forces.During the sea phase, ships from Brunei and the U.S. will conduct deck landing qualifications and formation ship maneuvers. Mobile Diving and Salvage personnel will also operate side-by-side while embarked on USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52).Ashore, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment will work alongside soldiers from the Royal Brunei Landing Force (RBLF) during a jungle warfare exercise.“The United States deeply values our relationship with Brunei, centered on a defense partnership that underpins our shared commitment to the peace and security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region,” said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73. “Twenty two years of CARAT solidified our relationship with the Brunei Armed Forces, building genuine friendships and a strong partnership based on common interests.”U.S. forces participating in CARAT Brunei include personnel assigned to USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), USNS Salvor, a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, staff from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 73 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, Orient Express, and U.S. Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.Now in its 22nd year, CARAT is a bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations in South and Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Share this article View post tag: Brunei November 14, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Authorities CARAT Brunei kicks off View post tag: CARAT Back to overview,Home naval-today CARAT Brunei kicks off last_img read more

Resignations Plague OUSU

first_imgTwo Student Union (OUSU) executive officers have resigned and the position of at least a third is doubt this week as disagreements continue over how the organisation should be run. As the Student Union Council meets today it will be left with the task of electing replacements for Georgia Toynbee and Matthew Richardson. Georgia Toynbee left the post she was elected to in Michelmas on Tuesday morning citing irreconcilable differences with the “OUSU leadership” in an email of resignation. She singled out President Will Straw and Vice President (Finance) Sean Sullivan for “creating a negative atmosphere and failing to engage with students.” Toynbee, who has been heavily involved in the running of the Student Union’s Funding and Finance campaign, pointed to the failure to effectively mobilise students against the proposed introduction of top-up fees as a “huge disappointment” for her personally and felt that the campaign had lacked the full support of the full time members of the Student Union staff. Straw refused to respond to the comments, saying that the reasons for Toynbee’s resignation should have remained confidential and that he “will be talking to her about her concerns in private.” He did however add that “Both [resigning officers] have been hardworking and energetic. It is very sad that they have decided to leave.” Louise Radnofsky, an ex-colleague as a part-time Student Union executive officer, said, We’ve all felt sorry to see Georgia go. She was right to raise the issues she did. OUSU needs to be more pro-active. It does do many valuable things but more needs to be done.” Concerning rumours about her own future within OUSU she said, “I have no intention of resigning. I still feel there are good things that I can do within the Student Union.” However another of the ten executive officers, John Blake, was less sure about his future. Often touted as a presidential candidate for next year, Blake said he had had a detailed conversation with Will Straw about the possibility of resignation but had been persuaded to stay for the time being. He said, “I hope to see that the issues raised Georgia are dealt with and consider my position in that light and in the light of the President‘ reassurances.”Under less controversial circumstances Matthew Richardson also resigned as a member OUSU’s executive this week. Richardson is a finalist and also Librarian for the Oxford Union. Speaking to Cherwell he said was “disappointed to have resign but commitments to Union and my degree have to take priority.” He denied that his decision to go was in anyway linked.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

Holly’s House “Think First & Stay Safe!” Child Abuse Prevention Program Celebrates a 50,000…

first_imgHolly’s House, a non-residential victim advocacy center serving victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in southwest Indiana, will reach a major milestone this month with its “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program. Holly’sHouse Board of Directors, local media, school partners and elected officials are invited to attend the celebration on August 23rd at 8:00 A.M. at Holly’s House. During the event, Holly’sHouse staff will be available for comments and to provide tours of the facility.Holly’s House, began teaching “Think First & Stay Safe!”, an evidence-based child abuse prevention program, in 2010. To date, “Think First & Stay Safe!” has reached more than 50,000 elementary students in five Southwest Indiana counties. “Think First & Stay Safe!” wasdeveloped by Child Lures Prevention founder and president emeritus, Kenneth Wooden. The goal of the program is to prevent all forms of child victimization by teaching families, professionals and other community members how to recognize, interrupt and report inappropriate behaviors and situations. This program, as with all other services Holly’s House provides, is offered free of charge.Crystal Sisson, Prevention Director, said “The skills taught through “Think First & Stay Safe!”help children to recognize unsafe behaviors and situations at various times throughout their lives.“The children and families of SW Indiana are extremely fortunate to have Holly’s House’s uniquely qualified prevention educators teach Child Lures Prevention’s Think First & StaySafeTM personal safety program. What is most impressive about the 50,000 students Holly’s House’s prevention educators have taught: they followed best practice by presenting Think First& Stay SafeTM lessons for 5 consecutive days/45 minutes a day in 2,300 classrooms, and has provided materials for parents and guardians. This is prevention education at its best.”~Jennifer Wooden Mitchell and Rosemary Wooden Webb, National Child Safety Experts & Co- Presidents of Child Lures Prevention/Teen Lures Prevention. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Holly’s House is a non-residential victims’ advocacy center providing services for victims ofchild abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in southwest Indiana. The mission of the organization is to empower victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice and preventing violence.Our vision is to be a leader in preventing intimate crime and supporting victims and their families, while bringing awarelast_img read more

Neil Patrick Harris to Lead Lemony Snicket for Netlfix

first_img Neil Patrick Harris is heading to Netflix! The Tony winner will headline a series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Deadline reports that the Paramount TV-produced project will begin this month in Vancouver.A Series Of Unfortunate Events follows the story of the orphaned children Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny Baudelaire and their treatment by the evil Count Olaf (Harris), as they try to discover the secret behind the deaths of their parents. Tony nominee K. Todd Freeman will take on the role of Mr. Poe and Patrick Warburton is set to appear as the titular character. Jim Carrey played Olaf in the 2004 film.Harris won the Tony for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and has also hosted the Tony Awards on multiple Emmy-winning occasions. He has additionally appeared on Broadway in Proof, Cabaret and Assassins. Screen credits include How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser, M.D., Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris and Gone Girl. Neil Patrick Harris(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

CCV to buy Woodbury College’s Montpelier campus

first_imgCCV TO PURCHASE WOODBURY COLLEGE CAMPUS IN MONTPELIERMontpelier (November 11, 2008) Woodbury College and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) announced today that the two institutions have agreed to the sale of Woodbury’s campus located at 660 Elm Street in Montpelier to the Vermont State Colleges for CCV. The closing is scheduled to take place at the end of December. In August of this year, Woodbury College announced that it would become the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College. As part of this transition, Woodbury will move to the Champlain campus in Burlington at the end of the calendar year.The purchase of the Woodbury campus will allow CCV to consolidate its administrative offices, now located in Waterbury, with its Montpelier learning center, currently leased from the Vermont College of Fine Arts on College Street. CCV will transfer its Waterbury operations to Montpelier this June. Relocating its Montpelier learning center is several years away as the Woodbury facility will require additional construction to accommodate the delivery of its programs to students.Once completed, the consolidated location will include classrooms, science labs, an art studio, a Learning Center, and office space for administrative and student services. CCV’s Montpelier location is the third largest of the College’s locations, enrolling 600 students each semester and employing over a dozen staff and nearly 70 faculty members.According to CCV President Tim Donovan, “This was a perfect opportunity for CCV to consolidate two of our main facilities into one convenient location. Moving our central administrative staff into a building that serves students and faculty on a daily basis is positive for CCV and its students. Additionally, the consolidated location will be less expensive to the College and, therefore, its students than the projected costs of continuing current leases.””We have worked hard to ensure that this wonderful building would continue being used for the public good. I am very pleased that CCV will be the new owner and that it will continue to be used to support the education of Vermonters,” said Larry Mandell, president of Woodbury.This is good news for the City of Montpelier according to Mayor Mary Hooper. “The City of Montpelier is delighted that Community College of Vermont will continue to make Montpelier its home. We think the Woodbury Campus as well as the community of Montpelier is a great fit for this important institution and look forward to welcoming CCV employees into town as well as continuing to host CCV students.”###last_img read more