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first_img Melanie May | 3 December 2019 | News Big Give Christmas Challenge launches today [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube] The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge launches at midday today, Giving Tuesday, with charitable donations of up to £50,000 per charity matched.A record 590 charities are taking part in this year’s Christmas Challenge, which runs from 3 December until 10 December. For these seven days only, donations given through The Big Give’s website will be matched, pound for pound, doubling the impact of their gifts until the match funding pot is emptied.Also this year, Alexander Armstrong, comedian and presenter of the BBC game show Pointless, is backing the campaign.  92 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 On its launch, he said:“There’s something wonderful about giving to help others, whichever charity you support. Whether you choose to tackle cancer or other health conditions, climate change, to help the young or the elderly, build bridges, strengthen communities or futures, it’s up to you. Whatever you can spare, this is your chance to make your donations go twice as far with The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge.”Up to £25,000 of the £50,000 available for per charity is provided by The Big Give’s funding champions and the other half from the charity’s major donors. There are over 20 funding champions, including Reed Foundation, The Childhood Trust, Four Acre Trust and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This year’s campaign aims to raise £14 million.Jonathan Frank, director of The Big Give, commented: Advertisementcenter_img “It’s fantastic to see so many charities coming together in our biggest campaign yet. Charities are faced with increasingly stretched resources in an ever more challenging fundraising environment. By working together in a collaborative drive to boost funds at such a peak time for giving, the Christmas Challenge is a great opportunity to amplify appeals and of course to double their returns.”The Christmas Challenge is now in its 12th year and was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE to inspire charitable giving. To date, the Big Give has helped to raise over £113 million for UK registered charities. Tagged with: christmas The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

first_imgThis is the age of imperialism. The Olympic Games cannot escape being drawn into the major contemporary struggles playing out in world politics.At present the U.S. imperialists are locked in a geopolitical struggle with Russia over Syria, Iran, Ukraine, control over the former Soviet republics, the military balance of power in Europe, the safe harbor Moscow gave to Edward Snowden and a host of other issues.The fact is that when the USSR collapsed in 1991, the White House, the Pentagon, and the bankers and bosses in the U.S. were looking forward to absorbing the former USSR with its republics into the Western imperialist system of capitalism. They were salivating over the oil and gas resources, the coal, the steel mills, the gold mines of the former USSR and the republics, including the agricultural wealth of Ukraine.Things seemed to be going in that direction for several years after the counterrevolution. The presidency was put in the hands of U.S. puppet Boris Yeltsin, the coup maker who dissolved the USSR. The socialist industrial infrastructure built up over 75 years was broken up and given to a handful of capitalist billionaires. Russia was opened up to the International Monetary Fund, and U.S. advisers were invited to administer economic “shock therapy.”Putin & the new Russian capitalist classThen Vladimir Putin came in and took over. He represented the rising Russian capitalist robbers who wanted to reclaim the world status gained by the USSR when it was a socialist power — except this time it would be on the basis of expanding Russian capitalism and its regional domination over the former republics of the USSR, including Ukraine. Putin tried to put an end to Russian capitalism’s dependence on and subservience to Wall Street and Washington.Washington’s policy began to shift dramatically in a hostile direction. NATO was expanded to the borders of Russia. The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania became Western outposts on Russia’s border. Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania also joined NATO.The U.S. announced plans to build a missile system with land- and destroyer-based Aegis missiles. The intent of such systems is to allow the U.S. to retain its first-strike capacity against Russia. The construction of this system has already started in Spain and Romania, and is scheduled to also involve Poland.It is in this context that the publicity and politics surrounding the Sochi Olympics must be viewed.U.S. tries to tarnish SochiThe present games have been surrounded, at least in the U.S. and Europe, with U.S.-generated negative publicity. It is calculated to discredit Russia and undermine the enhanced world status that the reactionary, counterrevolutionary capitalist ruling class in Moscow seeks as host of the games.Regular anti-terrorist warnings have been coming from Washington, peaking just before the opening of the games when the U.S. issued a “travel alert” for Sochi. Special security regulations were issued barring all liquids from U.S. planes bound for Sochi. U.S. press reports for several days warned that alleged “Black Widow” Islamic women terrorists were “known” to be targeting the Olympics.It was announced that President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama would not attend any ceremonies at the Olympics because of the anti-gay laws passed by the Russian Parliament prior to the Olympics. A number of prominent U.S. gay athletes were chosen as delegates to the games to sound a note of defiance against the anti-gay posture of the Putin regime.Of course, the Putin regime is not just anti-gay; it is thoroughly anti-working class as well. The Russian parliament just passed a minimum wage law that is below the poverty level. Workers’ strikes are repressed. There is homelessness and poverty in urban and rural areas alike.The lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer community in the U.S. and throughout the world has exercised its right and duty to protest this reactionary treatment of gay people in Russia, by whatever means necessary. The International Olympic Committee has forbidden open protest. The IOC used a ruling forbidding political gestures of protest that was passed in 1968 after two African-American medalists, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised their fists in the Black Power salute at the Mexico Olympics to protest racism in the U.S.Protests by the LGBTQ movement and their supporters, no matter whether they are encouraged and supported by the U.S. government, are wholly genuine and completely justified.But with respect to the U.S. imperialist government, everyone should be clear that Washington is purely hypocritical in its expressions of sympathy for the LGBTQ community.There are 14 states in the U.S. that still have laws on the books outlawing gay sex, even though the Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional in 2003. Eight states have laws prohibiting any objective treatment of gay life in the classroom. And numerous states ban same-sex marriage.Yet the Obama administration has been totally inactive about these violations. These U.S. anti-gay laws should be protested in Sochi, as well as in the U.S.Washington has highlighted Russia’s anti-gay legislation not out of concern over LGBTQ rights, but because its geopolitical rival is completely vulnerable due to these backward, reactionary anti-gay laws.Meanwhile, persecution of the fiercest kind faces gay people in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and many other close allies of Washington.In Ukraine right now Nazis from the Svoboda Party are in the streets denouncing communists, Jews and gays; they are part of the U.S.-inspired movement to overthrow the government and bring Ukraine under the domination of the U.S. and Europe. But there have been no press conferences or news reports by Washington denouncing the Svoboda Party.Class character of the Cold WarMany political observers have referred to the current U.S.-Russia conflict as the new cold war. This is correct but incomplete. The present struggle between U.S. imperialism and Russian capitalism might have many of the same geopolitical forms as the Cold War between the U.S. and the USSR. But it has diametrically opposite social content.The previous Cold War was a class war between two opposing social systems. The present cold war is between a weakened capitalist Russia trying to hold on to the geopolitical position it inherited from the Soviet era in relation to Syria and Ukraine, among others, and trying to cement its hold on the former republics in a regional economic union.The previous Cold War was a 45-year campaign to destroy the socialist foundation of the USSR — its socially owned planned economy with a state monopoly of foreign trade and economic and social guarantees for the working class. Imperialism sought to end Soviet aid to Cuba and to the liberation struggles in South Africa, Namibia, Angola and Ethiopia. Rather than having an empire in Eastern Europe, the USSR subsidized oil and gas supplies to the region.The USSR gave aid to numerous post-colonial countries to help them stave off the domination of imperialist neoliberalism. It built construction projects, including the Aswan Dam in Egypt and the first steel mill in India, among others.To the businessmen, rich farmers and their supporters in the streets of Ukraine who want to align with U.S. and European capitalism, the Soviet Union represented “an empire” because under the Soviet regime their class privileges were outlawed and they had to be underground.Understanding the politics around the games must take into account the present geopolitical rivalry between U.S. imperialism and Russian capitalism.While the working class must develop an independent position that fights against both U.S. imperialism and Russian capitalism, it would be a setback if Wall Street were to strengthen its world domination by taking over Russia or any of the former republics, especially Ukraine.Goldstein is the author of “Low-Wage Capitalism” and “Capitalism at a Dead End,” which has been translated into Spanish as “El capitalismo en un callejón sin salida.” Both are available on Amazon.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgArnaldo Otegi, the recognized leader of the Basque Patriotic Left, was released on March 1 after more than six years in prison. He immediately reentered the political struggle for self-determination for the Basque Country from the kingdom of Spain.Another nearly 500 Basque political prisoners have been dispersed all around the Spanish state and around France. Most are located between 300 and 700 miles away from their family, friends and comrades, who live in the Basque region in north-central Spain. The movement that won Otegi’s freedom plans to continue the struggle to free the hundreds of other political prisoners.The Basques are a people who number between 2 and 3 million worldwide, most of whom live in the highly industrial Basque region, with a smaller number to the east across the French border. They speak a unique language with no relation to the Romance languages spoken in France and other parts of the Spanish state.The dictatorship of Francisco Franco, which lasted in Spain until Franco’s death in 1975, repressed the Basque language and people. The Basques opened an armed struggle for liberation in 1959 and continued it when the new 1978 Constitution continued to repress the region. The liberation organizations initiated a peace process in 2006; since 2010 there has been a decision by the armed liberation organization, known as ETA, to cease military operations.Otegi is the leader of the political organization of the liberation movement, which is now known as Sortu, and was a leader of the peace process. The leaders of the Spanish imperialist bourgeoisie, especially the right wing in the so-called Peoples Party and in the state apparatus, feared the development of a strong popular movement for liberation under peaceful conditions. Thus they targeted Otegi for arrest and imprisonment in 2009, charging him with being a leader of ETA, along with eight other Basque leaders.The movement for self-determination has great support among the Basques, who vote for independence and for left parties in much greater proportion than others in the Spanish state. , with the possible exception of the voters in Catalonia, another nation and people inside the Spanish state. In the most recent national election on Dec. 20, the Basque Country gave the largest vote to Podemos, a dissident party that grew out of the “indignant ones” movement of 2011 and campaigned against austerity.Speaking before more than 10,000 supporters who spilled out of the Velodrome — the bicycling arena — in the city of Donostia (San Sebastian) on March 5, Otegi pledged that Sortu would continue the peace process, saying, “We are fighting for the liberty of this country and we will never stop.” (Japan Times, March 6)Many observers note the parallel between Otegi’s role and that of Gerry Adams of the Irish political party Sinn Fein. On the websites of the two organizations are many statements and articles of mutual solidarity, as well as solidarity with the movement for Kurdish self-determination.Workers World sent a message of solidarity greeting Otegi’s release and pledging “to continue our support for the struggle of the people of the Basque Country and of all freedom-loving people to bring the Basque prisoners back to their homeland and to free all the political prisoners.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Manlio DinucciPublished in the Italian web newspaper, Il Manifesto, March 3. Translation by John Catalinotto.The United States has raised the coronavirus (COVID-19) alert for Italy to level 3 (“avoid nonessential travel”), bringing it to 4 (“do not travel”) for [the northern regions of] Lombardy and Veneto — the same as for China. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines suspended all flights between New York and Milan. U.S. citizens going to Germany, Poland and other European countries, at alert level 2, must “take increased precautions.”However, one category of U.S. citizens is exempted from these rules: the 20,000 soldiers beginning to arrive from the United States in European ports and airports for the Defender Europe 20 exercise, the largest U.S. troop deployment in Europe in the last 25 years. Including those already present, about 30,000 U.S. troops will participate in April and May, flanked by 7,000 troops from 17 NATO member and partner countries, including Italy.US Army Europe logoThe first armored unit arrived from the port of Savannah, Ga., to that of Bremerhaven in Germany. Altogether 20,000 pieces of military equipment arrived from the USA in six European ports (in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Latvia, Estonia). Another 13,000 pieces are supplied by the U.S. Army in Europe from prepositioned depots, mainly in Germany, Holland and Belgium. These operations, reports the U.S. Army in Europe, “require the participation of tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians from many nations.”At the same time, the bulk of the contingent of 20,000 soldiers arrives from the U.S. in seven European airports. Among these are 6,000 National Guard coming from 15 states: Arizona, Florida, Montana, New York, Virginia and others.At the beginning of the exercise in April, reports the U.S. Army in Europe, the 30,000 U.S. soldiers “will spread through the European region” to “protect Europe from any potential threat,” with clear reference to the “Russian threat.”Gen. Tod Wolters — who commands the United States forces in Europe and at the same time those of NATO as Allied Supreme Commander in Europe — assures everyone that “the European Union, NATO and the European Command of the United States have worked together to improve the infrastructure.” This will allow military convoys to move quickly along 2,500 miles of transit routes.Tens of thousands of soldiers will cross borders to conduct exercises in 10 countries. In Poland, 16,000 U.S. soldiers will arrive in 12 training areas with about 2,500 vehicles. U.S. paratroopers of the 173rd Brigade stationed in Veneto and Italians in the Lightning Brigade stationed in Tuscany will go to Latvia for a joint launch exercise.Defender Europe 20 is being conducted to “increase the ability to rapidly deploy a large combat force from the United States to Europe.” It is therefore carried out with timescales and procedures that make it virtually impossible to subject tens of thousands of soldiers to COVID-19 health regulations and prevent them from coming into contact with the inhabitants during rest periods.In addition, the U.S. Army in the Europe Rock Band will hold a series of free concerts in Germany, Poland and Lithuania that will attract large audiences.The 30,000 U.S. soldiers, who “will spread through the European region,” are in fact exempted from the preventive COVID-19 regulations that apply to civilians. The assurance given by the U.S. Army in Europe that “we are monitoring the Coronavirus [COVID-19]” and that “our forces are in good health” is enough.At the same time, the environmental impact of a military exercise of this magnitude is ignored. U.S. Abrams tanks will participate, weighing 70 tons, with depleted uranium shells. Each tank consumes 400 liters of fuel per 100 km, producing heavy pollution to deliver maximum power.In this situation, what are EU and national authorities doing, what is the World Health Organization doing? They put the mask on over their eyes, as well as over their mouth and nose.last_img read more

first_img2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter TAGSMen’s tennissports Facebook Sander JongPhoto by Jack Wallace TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack Wallace ReddIt 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East + posts Previous articleWomen’s basketball tops Cincinnati​ to advance to WNIT semifinalsNext articleMen’s basketball faces Texas for third time this season in NIT semifinal Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Jack Wallace Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360.center_img Linkedin 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Jack Wallace Jack Wallace printIn its Big 12 home opener, No. 9 TCU men’s tennis took down No. 29 Texas Tech to capture its first Big 12 win of the season, 5-2.TCU has won 11 of its last 12 matches and extended its winning streak over Tech to five in a row.Alex Rybakov (left) and Alastair Gray embrace after defeating Texas Tech on March 31, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceDoubles Come in ClutchAlex Rybakov and Alastair Gray started doubles play with a strong 6-3 win, but the nationally-ranked No. 6 duo of Reese Stalder and Bertus Kruger lost its second match in a row. “Very good job at No. 2 doubles to keep the lead,” head coach David Roditi said. “As you can see, that was a huge point. We’ve been losing the doubles point, so great to win it.”Luc Fomba and Sander Jong finished a wire-thin doubles day for the Frogs, 6-3, clinching the doubles point.Alex Rybakov relishes the moment of victory after clinching the win over Texas Tech on March 31, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceRybakov Seals SinglesTCU burst out of the gate with a quick singles win by Jong, 6-1, 6-0; it was his most dominant performance of the season.Sander Jong has greatly improved his game across the season, this match being his finest thus far. Photo by Jack Wallace“He works hard, and he does everything you tell him. There’s nothing I can say but good positive things about him, he does everything right, he just needs more experience. If he continues to improve, we look for a great future in him at TCU,” Roditi said. Gray followed with a 6-3, 6-1 victory, which was another marquee performance from the junior. That win moves his season record to 13-2, including six ranked wins.Kruger and Stalder both fell in their singles matches, marking the second time this season they both lost in singles and doubles. With the score at 3-2, TCU needed one more win to defeat Tech overall, and Rybakov was able to pull through in a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 win. This game was Rybakov’s 20th singles win of the season and his ninth in a row. “When it all comes down to Rybakov, I love that feeling,” Roditi said. “He’s our most experienced and best player, so I felt pretty good at that point.”Alastair Gray pumps his fist after winning his match against Texas Tech on March 31, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceWhole New BallgameAll six Big 12 men’s tennis squads are nationally ranked at this point in the season. No. 4 Texas, No. 6 Baylor and No. 9 TCU highlight the top 10, while No. 17 Oklahoma, No. 27 Oklahoma State and No. 29 Texas Tech are close behind. This rank makes the Big 12 arguably the most competitive conference in the country.At 1-1 through a third of matches, as well as a competitive non-conference schedule, TCU is in good condition for postseason.Up Next:TCU will get some much-needed rest time as it prepares for a home game against No. 4 Texas at 3 p.m. this Saturday. “We’re gonna rest,” Roditi said. “We need to be ready for Texas, they’re the best team right now in the Big 12. We hope to make [our fans] proud on Saturday against a top-4 ranked team in the University of Texas.”Photos by Jack Wallace Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Jack Wallace read more

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more By deciding yesterday to defy the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and enforce an order banning Globo TV journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado from working as a journalist, a judge has dealt a slap in the face to freedom of information in Honduras, Reporters Without Borders said.The decision came at the very moment that the Commission and the special rapporteur on freedom of expression are visiting Honduras. It was taken by a judge responsible for executing sentences, who tried to notify Alvarado yesterday that the ban was going into force, but was unable to reach him.The order banning Alvarado from working for 16 months was issued by the supreme court on 9 December 2013 in a defamation case which the former dean of the economics faculty at the Autonomous National University of Honduras bought against him for reporting supreme court charges against her on his programme “Mi Nación.”Noting that Alvarado’s “grave and urgent” situation could result in “irreparable harm” to him, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asked the Honduran authorities on 5 November to stay implementation of the order and not prevent him from working until it had ruled on the substance of the case.“We firmly condemn this Honduran attempt to ignore the stay requested by the Commission,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“Trying to notify Alvarado of the ban on working as a journalist in defiance of the Commission’s ruling at very moment that it is visiting Honduras constitutes a grave affront to the country’s international obligations. It is unfortunately typical of a government that is increasingly inclined to gag critical media. The authorities must reverse this decision and comply with the stay.”The prevailing climate in Honduras is one of news control and media harassment, with opposition and community media, in particular, being subjected to judicial persecution. The victims include such opposition media as Radio Uno, Radio Globo and Canal 36, and community radio stations such as Radio Coco Dulce and La Voz de Zacate Grande.Honduras has been one of the western hemisphere’s most dangerous countries for media personnel ever since a coup d’état in June 2009. Journalists are threatened, attacked and murdered with almost complete impunity. According to the National Commission for Human Rights (CONADEH), 91 per cent of the 47 murders of journalists monitored since 2003 have remained unpunished.Honduras is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. HondurasAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies December 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge decides to enforce ban on journalist working for 16 months RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Honduras RSF_en Reportscenter_img to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more HondurasAmericas News News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts Organisation Newslast_img read more

first_img Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas and Elizabeth Hoxworth Top of the News About Hathaway-Sycamores The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas has served on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors since he was overwhelmingly elected to represent the Second District in 2008. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has distinguished himself as an effective leader, and among other accomplishments he authored and led Los Angeles County’s unprecedented effort to end homelessness through Measure H. Mark Ridley-Thomas was first elected to public office in 1991 and served with distinction on the Los Angeles City Council for nearly a dozen years, departing as Council President Pro Tempore. He later served two terms in the California State Assembly. His legislative work addressed a broad range of issues with implications for economic and workforce development, health care, public safety, education, budget accountability, consumer protection and civic participation. Ridley-Thomas’ political career was preceded by a decade of service as the executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (1981-1991). Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Celebrating Children Spring Gala committee is co-chaired by Pasadena residents Rita Henderson and Karen Palmersheim. Formerly the Community Affairs Manager for Nestlé USA, Rita Henderson is a longtime Hathaway-Sycamores donor and supporter. Karen Palmersheim is the Senior Counsel for Cigna Legal and serves on the Hathaway-Sycamores Board of Directors. 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. Benefits Hathaway-Sycamores to Honor Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Local Philanthropist Elizabeth Hoxworth STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 7:39 pm Elizabeth Hoxworth has recently completed her second year as Chair of the Board of Hathaway-Sycamores. She has been active with the organization for over 30 years, first as a volunteer and later as a board member. During her tenure, the organization has expanded from one campus in Altadena to 10 locations across Los Angeles County. Elizabeth has assisted in increasing privately raised funds to support the many programs the organization has championed over the years, which has allowed Hathaway-Sycamores to be one of the first to invest in helping transition age youth into supportive housing. Elizabeth has been in the commercial real estate business for 35 years and has been able to utilize her negotiating and strategic planning talents for Hathaway-Sycamores several times over the years. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  129 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will honor Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and local philanthropist Elizabeth Hoxworth at the 11th Annual Celebrating Children Spring Gala fundraiser on March 28th in recognition of their tireless dedication, leadership and commitment to improving the lives of children, families and adults in the Los Angeles community. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img The gala will be held at the spectacular Vibiana, located in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles. In addition to raising funds to help prevent homelessness for transition-age youth in Los Angeles County, guests at the March 28th event will sip cocktails in Vibiana’s charming Garden Courtyard before enjoying dinner in the Main Hall followed by a special musical performance by Davis Gaines, Broadway actor and Los Angeles’ longest-running Phantom of the Opera. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 10:30 p.m. and will truly be a night to remember! To purchase Celebrating Children tickets, or to be an event sponsor, visit or contact Megan Aubrey at (626) 864-4404 or e-mail [email protected] More Cool Stuff Business News Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is a highly respected mental health and welfare agency with 10 locations throughout Southern California. For over 118 years, Hathaway-Sycamores has been investing in people. We provide innovative and effective programs and services through a network of locations stretching across Los Angeles and the San Fernando, San Gabriel, and Antelope Valleys for children, youth, young adults, and families facing serious life challenges. Our highly effective behavioral health services impact more than 14,000 lives annually. Services include: residential treatment; transitional shelter care; foster care and adoption; transitional living assistance for young adults currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness; outpatient and school-based mental health services; wraparound/in-home services; psychiatric services; psychological testing; educational support services; and after-school tutoring/enrichment. Hathaway-Sycamores is licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services, certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, LAHSA funded and accredited through The Joint Commission. 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first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By admin – July 27, 2015 Plans revealed to start scrambling club in West Donegal HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Previous articleMc Gowan welcomes review of the make up and function of ABPNext articleDonegal Local Enterprise Office takes lead in European business initiative admin Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Pinterest A meeting is to take place tonight with a view to starting a scrambling club in West Donegal.In recent years, there have been complaints about young people using the dunes on Carrickfinn, Bunaninver and other beaches in the area.Local Councillor Michael Colm Mc Giolla Easbuig says the issue has been a contentious one, and after discussions with some of the young people he said they have taken the lead………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

first_imgInyo County Sheriffs Office/Facebook(NEW YORK) — A missing hiker who was found alive Monday, days after she vanished in a remote area of California where she says she fled from a knife-wielding man, tells ABC News she’s “thankful” to be home and reunited with her loved ones. Sheryl Powell, 60, of Huntington Beach, California, and her husband, along with their small dog, arrived at the Grandview Campground in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest area of the Inyo National Forest on Friday afternoon for a weekend camping trip. Sheryl Powell said she decided to take the dog for a walk and briefly explore the wilderness around them while her husband, Joseph Powell, parked their vehicle.“Miley, my dog, and I went off together and never quite made it back as soon as I thought,” Sheryl Powell told ABC News’ Amy Robach in an interview with her family, which aired Tuesday on Good Morning America. Suddenly, a man with a knife emerged from behind a tree and threatened Powell and her dog, she said. “He had been observing me and it was scary,” she told ABC News. “If we made noise, if we yelled out, he was going to use [the knife] on us.”Powell said she tried to be compliant until she had a chance to flee. “I took off with my dog and we just ran in a different direction than I knew my husband was, because the guy was between me and my husband, so I went the other way,” she said. “I did what I had to.” Powell said she ran as fast as she could until she was certain the man wasn’t following her. “I just realized I wasn’t sure where I was because I had been running out of fear,” she added.Joseph Powell said he started to become concerned as the minutes passed and his wife didn’t return. He screamed her name and desperately searched the wilderness around their campsite for 45 minutes until alerting authorities. “I realized something was seriously wrong,” he told ABC News. “There’s no words to describe the horror I went through looking for her.”The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office launched a search in the area for Powell and her dog. They spent four days combing through the mountainous terrain. “Every day that went on got harder and harder,” the couple’s daughter, Farrah, told ABC News. “Each day, our hope was kind of dwindling and we tried to stay strong, but it was a very concerning situation.” “It was definitely the lowest point we’d been,” the couple’s son, Greg, added. “It was just very scary for us.”On Monday morning, a ground search team found the family’s dog alive, about 2.5 miles from Powell’s last known location, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office. Miley had somehow gotten loose from her leash and was barking, leading searchers to her location, the family said. Powell was found soon after near the Montenegro Springs area of Inyo County. The searchers described Powell as being “resilient and strong but exhausted after being lost in an extremely remote area above Big Pine,” the sheriff’s office said. She was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance, and now, the woman and her dog are both doing well, despite their ordeal. “It’s really strange and beautiful how that worked out, that Miley potentially was the savior here,” Joseph Powell told ABC News.While stranded in the wilderness, Powell managed to find water to drink, ate a cactus and hiked at night to avoid getting dehydrated, her family told ABC News. Powell said she remained focused on taking care of Miley and trying to get back to her family. “I’m just thankful to be alive and back with my family,” she told ABC News. “I knew my husband was there waiting for me. So I was always determined to get back as soon as I could. I didn’t know it would be four days.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more