Mia Farrow To Visit Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

first_imgUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow will visit Lebanon this week to meet refugees from the conflict in Syria.As part of her mission she will appeal for additional international assistance as the needs and numbers of those fleeing Syria continue to rise.The visit of the internationally acclaimed actress to Lebanon comes just days after one of the region’s worst storms battered the country, bringing with it flooding and freezing temperatures, adding to the difficulties already faced by thousands of refugees. Most are living in make-shift shelters and tents or with host families who are often struggling themselves.To date, over 600,000 people have fled the violence and insecurity in Syria for neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. Lebanon is hosting the largest number, with almost 200,000 people registered or awaiting registration. About half of the refugees are children.During her two-day visit, Ms. Farrow will travel to two locations close to the Syrian border, Wadi Khaled in the North and the Bekaa valley. She will speak with both the refugees and host families and visit UNICEF-supported child-friendly spaces, where children who have witnessed the horrors of the conflict are provided with psycho-social support, including counseling. Ms. Farrow will also help distribute winter clothing while there as many of the refugees fled Syria with very few belongings.Source:UNICEFlast_img read more

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Jillian Michaels To Stand Up For Cancer On Night Nation Run

first_imgStand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is excited to announce Jillian Michaels, one of the nation’s leading health and wellness experts, will participate on behalf of SU2C in the Night Nation Run on Saturday, October 24th.The running 5k music festival, will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, has been named the official charitable beneficiary of the Night Nation Run. The Running Music Festivals will be held in over 30 cities across the U.S. in 2015 and 2016.Similar to Michaels’ message of wellness, staying active and having fun, the Night Nation Run’s goal is to make a lasting impact by supporting SU2C and its innovative cancer research in a variety of ways through its races. Additionally, runners can create teams to help fundraise for SU2C through the SU2C website at www.su2c.org/nightnationrun.“I’m proud to be involved with Stand Up To Cancer and join the Night Nation Run,” said Jillian Michaels. “Cancer is a disease that impacts all of us. Through opportunities like this run, we can team up and work together to lead stronger, healthier lives. This event provides people across the country with an easy, fun and active way to truly give back and make a difference in the fight against cancer.”“We are so grateful to Jillian Michaels for joining this Night Nation Run on behalf of Stand Up To Cancer,” said Sue Schwartz, Co-Founder, Stand Up To Cancer. “Her inspiring approach to living a healthy, fit lifestyle while also having fun is a perfect fit for our collaboration with the Night Nation Run.”“We are so excited to have Jillian Michaels join Night Nation Run in support of our Official Charitable Beneficiary, Stand Up To Cancer,” said Carly Moskowitz, Director of Marketing for Night Nation Run. “Together we can continue to utilize Night Nation Run as a platform to allow our participants to contribute to innovative cancer research, all while celebrating music in a fun environment.”The Night Nation Run music festival is a 5K filled with lights, lasers, beats and music. For more info about where and when you can take part, click here.last_img read more

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1000 Girls In Pakistan To Receive Education Through Big Heart Foundation And

first_imgThe Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a global humanitarian charity based in Sharjah, UAE, is funding the second phase of a school for girls in Pakistan in keeping with its dedication to ensuring children have access to education, enabling them to contribute to the development of their communities.Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi and Malala Yousafzai witnessing the signing between TBHF and Malala FundThe project will be funded by the TBHF ‘Girl Child Fund’, in cooperation with the Malala Fund, launched by Nobel Laureate and education activist, Malala Yousafzai.The initiative was announced in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, The Big Heart Foundation’s Humanitarian Envoy, and Malala Yousafzai following an agreement signed in Oxford by Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, and Farah Mohamed, CEO of the Malala Fund.The school is being constructed in Swat Valley, Yousafzai’s home district in Pakistan. The TBHF donation of USD 700,000 will fund the school’s second phase of development, which is set for completion in April 2018. It will open its doors to 350 girls in its 11 classrooms. Gradually, the educational services and school infrastructure will expand to accommodate 1,000 students of all grades.TBHF Girl Child Fund will also partially cover the first two years of the school’s operational costs, including staff salaries, medical and security expenses, transportation, uniforms, books and stationary.Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said: “Under the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, and the directives of His Wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, the emirate of Sharjah believes educating future generations is a fundamental responsibility of every society.”Commenting on the agreement, Malala Yousafzai, said: “I overwhelmingly thank The Big Heart Foundation for believing in my dream of a world where girls can choose their own future path. With their support, the Malala Fund can provide education for girls in my hometown Swat Valley in Pakistan.”In June 2015, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi officially launched The Big Heart Foundation to coincide with the World Refugee Day. The foundation aims to protect and enable vulnerable and marginalized children and their families, focusing primarily on the Arab world, but extending support to areas most in need.last_img read more

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In Tribute to Gord Downie CTV Advances World TV Premiere of LONG

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LONG TIME RUNNING premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. The film was previously announced to make its world television premiere in mid-November. LONG TIME RUNNING will encore on its original airdate of Sunday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, before it begins streaming on Canada’s premium TV streaming service, CraveTV.Commissioned by Bell Media, the film is directed by renowned Canadian documentary filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God, Watermark), and produced by Banger Films’ Scot McFadyen (HIP-HOP EVOLUTION, RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE), and Rachel McLean, in association with Shed Creative (a division of Universal Music Canada). Executive Producers are Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Randy Lennox, Jeffrey Remedios, Dave Harris, Naveen Prasad, and Jeremy Smith. Music Consultant is Tyson Parker, Bell Media. TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2017 – In celebration of the life of the unforgettable Gord Downie, CTV announced today it will now present the acclaimed film about The Tragically Hip, LONG TIME RUNNING, in a special advance, commercial-free world television premiere event this Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The 95-minute film was previously scheduled to debut in November.“Canadians from across the country are grieving the passing of this extraordinary individual, and in consultation with the band, we thought this was the right time to share with fans this intimate peek into last summer’s tour,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Gord Downie’s talent, passion, and heart made this country a better place. Gord, we miss you already.”From award-winning directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas De Pencier, LONG TIME RUNNING chronicles The Tragically Hip’s iconic 2016 Man Machine Poem tour and emotional final concert in their hometown of Kingston, ON. Viewers are given a unique and exclusive perspective into The Tragically Hip’s world through interviews, verité, intimate behind-the-scenes moments, fan testimonials, audience experience, and performance footage. Twitterlast_img read more

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