Alec Baldwin Attends Research Without Cruelty Event

first_imgAlec Baldwin and Peggy McCay joined a group of physicians at the home of Amagansett resident John Bradham on August 25 to champion compassion in medicine: a dual cause that involves removing animals from medical research laboratories and preventing disease through plant-based diets.PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D. with Alec and Hilaria BaldwinCredit/Copyright: Jessica Frost, PCRMThe benefit, Research Without Cruelty, supported the work of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).PCRM Vice President Betsy Wason, PCRM president Neal Barnard, Dennis Erdman and Alec BaldwinCredit/Copyright: Jessica Frost, PCRMFounded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.Neal Barnard and Peggy McCayCredit/Copyright: Jessica Frost, PCRMlast_img read more

Paul Simon And William Shatner To Take Part In Annual Simply Shakespeare

first_imgThe Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) presents its 24th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of “As You Like It,” September 22, 2014 at the Freud Playhouse, UCLA Campus.This year’s event will honor the Entertainment Industry Foundation and its President and CEO, Lisa Paulsen for their continued dedication to bringing about positive change within health, educational and social causes. Hosted by Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, the hilarious evening of impromptu Shakespeare and song will feature a star-studded cast including Paul Simon, Rita Wilson, William Shatner, Steve Carell, Martin Short, Colin Hanks, Gillian Jacobs, Christopher Lloyd, Glen Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Bill Irwin and Sam Waterston. Additional participants will be announced.The evening includes a pre-show cocktail reception, followed by a post performance reception with the cast. All proceeds from the event support the SCLA and its arts based veterans employment and youth employment programs for inner-city youth, arts education in local schools, and professional union contracted productions at the Japanese Garden on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Medical Center.The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), as a leading charitable organization of the entertainment industry, has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support charitable initiatives addressing critical health, education and social issues.Since 1985, SCLA has been a vibrant hub of unique programs, performances and events designed to make Shakespeare accessible and engaging to all. SCLA continues to build community through its innovative outreach programs including “Will Power to Youth,” an academic enrichment program that combines hands-on artistic experience with paid job training and arts education for at-risk youth.SCLA’s “Veterans in Art” program represents an innovation in veterans programming that explores how the arts can contribute in a meaningful way in the efforts to assist veterans to recover and reintegrate into mainstream Los Angeles civilian life.The SCLA Simply Shakespeare reading of “As You Like It,” is made possible by the support of its Title Sponsor, Entertainment Industry Foundation and Premiere Sponsor, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.Tickets, $750. For tickets and information, contact [email protected] on 2 VIP tickets here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

THE WORST WEEK EVER FOR POLICE

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2014 – Yet another incident where a member of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is implicated as in the wrong.MAgnetic Media today learned of an alleged scuffle between an officer and a former student of CLement Howell High School. The young man who is said to be registered has not yet turned up for classes this year. The son of popular pastor Elva Talbot-Swann, was hanging out across from the campus, according to our source, when he spotted the regular Police on duty and suddenly took off running.One officer reportedly pursued and was said to have been attacked and beaten up. That officer was treated at hospital.The story of Pastor Elva differs starkly. She says it is her son who was kicked and punched; he also needed medical care. She was audibly distraught.The school principal explained none of it was on CHHS campus, nor did it disrupt class. Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:clement howell high school, Elva talbot swann, royal turks and caicos police force Recommended for you Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016last_img read more

61st GRAMMY Awards Poll Who Do You Think Will Win Best New

first_img Chloe x Halle Twitter 61st GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Do You Think Will Win Best New Artist? Dua Lipa Email Margo Price Choices This year Recording Academy voting members had not the traditional five artists to choose from, but eight. Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 6, 2019 – 12:52 pm Eight of the music industry’s biggest up-and-coming stars are up for the most prestigious award budding artists are eligible for: Best New Artist.Choosing a Best New Artist winner for the 61st GRAMMY Awards was that much harder for Recording Academy voting members this year, as they had not the traditional five nominees, but eight to choose from. And with artists representing various music genres from rock to country to pop, we can’t wait to see who will take this year’s golden gramophone.While you’ll have to tune in to CBS on Feb. 10 to find out who takes the coveted category, we want to know who you think voters will choose for Best New Artist. Is it noted pop sister duo Chloe x Halle, North Carolina’s breakout country singer Luke Combs, rising rock stars Greta Van Fleet, R&B’s rising artist H.E.R., British pop star Dua Lipa, celebrated songstress Margo Price, mega songwriter and pop singer Bebe Rexha or prominent English singer/songwriter Jorja Smith?Polls Who Do You Think Will Win Best New Artist At The 61st GRAMMY Awards? H.E.R. Pick your favorite and don’t forget to watch the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10 to see if Recording Academy members voted for your favorite artist too. 2019 GRAMMYs Viewer’s Guide: Where To Watch Music’s Biggest NightRead more Luke Combs Facebook Bebe Rexha Greta Van Fleet News Who Do You Think Will Win Best New Artist? 61st-grammy-awards-poll-who-do-you-think-will-win-best-new-artist Jorja Smith last_img read more

PHOTOS The Sahara Desert Painted White With Snow

first_imgZineddine Hashas/Geoff RobinsonA scene of snow, striped in orange: This is how the desert surrounding Ain Sefra in Algeria appeared to residents for a few fleeting hours Sunday.For a few fleeting hours Sunday, people perched in the arid heights of northwest Algeria caught sight of something rarely seen: the Sahara Desert, shrouded in white. Residents of Ain Sefra, a small town surrounded by the Atlas Mountains of Northern Africa, walked outside to find a dusting of snow underfoot — and more than a foot of it crowding the town’s outer boundaries.While it’s not unheard of — snow visited this landscape in December 2016, after all — the wintry weather is indeed rare for the region: As NPR’s Maggie Penman pointed out at the time, the last major snowfall in Ain Sefra before that happened in 1979.Karim Bouchetata/Geoff RobinsonIt was no mere flurry that hit the area. In some parts of the region surrounding Ain Sefra, as much as 16 inches of snow fell Sunday.But, as Forbes noted, the unlikely winter wonderland was not alone in experiencing extreme weather this past week — and indeed, it came about because of odd patterns elsewhere:“The east coast of the United States continues to face the brutally cold winter storm Grayson and Sydney, Australia swelters in the hottest temperatures seen in nearly 80 years at 116.6 degrees Farenheight.“High pressures over Europe caused cold air to be pulled down into northern Africa and into the Sahara Desert. This mass of cold air rose 3,280 feet to the elevation of Ain Sefra, a town surrounded by the Atlas Mountains, and began to snow early Sunday morning.”Still, the scene Sunday was not to last.By late afternoon, the dunes’ blazing orange and red had reasserted themselves over the surrounding palette, as rising temperatures forced the snow to give way again to sand.Luckily for some residents, that vanishing act was not too fast to sneak in a quick sledding session. And luckily for us, some local photographers managed to capture the moment forever for folks who happened not to catch it in person.Here are some of those photographs.Zineddine Hashas/Geoff RobinsonBy late afternoon Sunday, the scene had retreated into its typical hues — but not before the snow was memorialized in a few astounding images. Karim Bouchetata/Geoff RobinsonAin Sefra is nestled in the heights of the Atlas Mountains in northwestern Algeria. Karim Bouchetata/Geoff RobinsonAin Sefra saw snow last winter, as well, but before 2016, it had been decades since the Algerian town had experienced a major snowfall.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more