Susan Sarandon And Michelle Yeoh Visit Earthquake Victims In Nepal

first_imgSusan Sarandon has arrived in Nepal to help victims of the devastating earthquakes that hit the country.Michelle Yeoh In NepalThe actress is visiting with Live To Love International, and is following a visit by Michelle Yeoh last week.Sarandon is encouraging tourists to keep visiting Nepal to ensure the country’s tourism industry survives.“It is important to emphasize that by the fall, when monsoon ends, people should make their reservations now if they want to help and they want to come and visit because it is very, very important to keep all these jobs alive,” said Sarandon. “I think that would be the next wave – to think of Nepal not as an ongoing disaster, but as a country that has found its way back and has many monuments that haven’t fallen and many beautiful areas that can be still safe to trek.”Last week, Michelle Yeoh – a Live To Love ambassador – announced the construction of community halls, in a collaboration with on-ground partners like the Panchakanya group and the Drukpa Kung Fu Nuns, to house victims of the Nepal earthquakes, a crucial need as monsoon season nears and dry shelter becomes scarce.last_img read more

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Musical instrument loan program available in 12 city libraries

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook “By increasing and diversifying the service offering in its libraries, the city is able to retain and increase the number of subscribers who frequent their neighbourhood libraries. It also contributes to the cultural vitality of the metropolis and to the quality of life of people of all ages who frequent them, in particular, young persons, who have the chance to discover and to practise a musical instrument thanks to the musical instrument loan program in Montreal libraries,” said Ms. Manon Gauthier, executive committee member in charge of culture, heritage, design, Space for life and the status of women.“In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Sun Life is thrilled to be expanding the highly successful Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library Program to more cities across Canada. To help meet the high demand of instruments, we are also donating an additional 50 instruments to the existing Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal programs,” said Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial. “Music and the arts can have a profound impact on a person’s life and we’re proud that we are able to provide the opportunity for more Canadians to experience and enjoy the positive power of music.”Remember to subscribe to one of the participating libraries in order to borrow a free musical instrument. It is also possible to reserve a musical instrument at bibliomontreal.com. Only one instrument can be borrowed at a time, with a borrowing time of three weeks and the possibility to renew it three times, if the instrument has not been reserved.About Bibliothèques de Montréal (Montréal libraries)The Bibliothèques de Montréal have a network of 45 libraries located in the 19 boroughs. Passionately committed to neighbourhoods, the mission of the Bibliothèques de Montréal is to provide everyone with access to reading, information, knowledge, culture and leisure. Backed by bold programming and dedicated teams, the Bibliothèques de Montréal are prime destinations where visitors can acquire knowledge through all its forms. 4.2 million documents are available at the libraries, 7 days a week, and offer lively spaces for meetings and exchanges for all.About Sun Life Financial in the communityAt Sun Life Financial, we are committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life and we’re proud to hold the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada. Community wellness is an important part of our sustainability commitment and we believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help build a positive environment for our Clients, Employees, advisors and shareholders. Our philanthropic support focuses on two key areas: health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research initiatives through our Team Up Against DiabetesTM platform; and arts and culture, through our award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible TMprogram. We also partner with sports properties in key markets to further our commitment to healthy and active living. Our Employees and advisors take great pride in volunteering over 40,000 hours each year and contribute to making life brighter for individuals and families across Canada. Read more about Sun Life Financial in the community. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement MONTRÉAL – The musical instrument loan program which has been very successful since its launch in 2016 in eight Montréal libraries has been expanded to five more libraries thanks to an additional donation of 50 musical instruments from Sun Life Financial. This addition brings the total number of musical instruments available for lending in participating libraries to 150, enhancing the program, which is also available in Toronto and Vancouver libraries.At its weekly meeting, the Montreal executive committee endorsed the resolution to accept Sun Life Financial’s latest donation of instruments worth $27,500. Guitars, basses, violins, ukuleles, portable keyboards, drums and xylophones that have been available since November 2016 in the Du Boisé, Georges-Vanier, La Petite-Patrie, Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Saint-Léonard, Saul-Bellow and Jacqueline-De Repentignylibraries, will be available in October at the Octogone, Saint-Michel, Rivière-des-Prairies, Benny and Pierrefonds libraries.“It is with great pleasure that we accept this new donation from Sun Life Financial to the musical instrument loan program. This generous gesture will increase the number of loans in 12 libraries and reduce the waiting time for this program, which has a borrowing rate of 97%. The excellent lending rate percentage demonstrates that the program responds to a need and illustrates the dynamic character of this cultural rendezvous, which is highly frequented in the metropolis,” declared the Mayor of Montreal, Mr. Denis Coderre. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Two people were hit by a BB gun in East Village

first_img July 21, 2019 Two people were hit by a BB gun in East Village KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two people were shot with a BB gun early today in East Village downtown, police said.Someone fired a BB gun from the rear of a white sedan that drove through the area shortly after midnight, a witness told a videographer.The shootings happened outside the Omni Hotel on Island Avenue, where two people were hit, and on Park Boulevard, where a vehicle’s back window was shot out, according to Officer Dino Delimitros of the San Diego Police Department. A woman was injured in the shootings and treated at the scene. Another victim declined treatment.Large crowds filled the East Village and Gaslamp Quarter Saturday night and early Sunday, many from the annual Comic-Con event at the San Diego Convention Center. The event ends Sunday. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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AmaWaterways christens the new AmaMagna

first_imgAmaWaterways christens the new AmaMagna Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: AmaWaterways Friday, July 12, 2019 center_img Posted by Travelweek Group GREIN, AUSTRIA — AmaWaterways has officially welcomed its 23rd ship into its fleet with the recent christening of AmaMagna in Austria.The ceremony, which took place in the city of Grein, was attended by AmaWaterways co-founders, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, along with Godmother Samantha Brown, an Emmy Award-winning television host and travel expert. After an official blessing of the ship and crew by a priest, Brown broke a champagne bottle against the ship’s hull to signify good luck on the journeys ahead.Special guests and partners join co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst as Godmother Samantha Brown (fourth from left) christens AmaMagnaOn selecting Brown as AmaMagna’s godmother, Karst said: “Samantha shares many values with our company, most notable through her PBS series ‘Places to Love’, where she discovers the emotional heart of travel through the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination. She is a perfect fit as Godmother for this very special ship that is also challenging ideas of what river cruising can offer people in search of personalized travel experiences.”More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerAmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships yet welcomes only 20% more guests, allowing for more personal space. All staterooms and suites are appointed with stylish décor and natural wood accents. Suites feature full outside balconies, open seating areas and luxurious bathrooms, complete with double sinks and walk-in showers. There are six Grand Suites measuring 474 square feet, and an Owner’s Suite spanning 710 square feet that boat separate seating areas and bathrooms with spa-like bathtubs.Guests will also find four restaurants onboard, as well as a cinema, Zen Wellness Studio, a juice bar, two massage rooms, a sun deck with heated pool, and a whirlpool and sky bar. Plus, exclusive to AmaMagna, guests can take advantage of the Concierge Golf Program that provided the chance to experience four top-level golf courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.“With AmaMagna’s double width design allowing for more personal space, amenities and dining venues, I have had this unique ship on my mind for years and today we are thrilled to officially welcome her to the AmaWaterways family,” said Schreiner. “We are grateful to have so many of our friends and travel partners here with us as we celebrate this exciting time for our company.”last_img read more

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