This week, (RED) and Teespring unveiled their limited edition t-shirt designed by world-renowned chef Mario Batali and rap superstar Action Bronson.Mario Batali With New ShirtBatali is the official ambassador of (RED)’s annual June campaign, “Eat (RED) Save Lives,” which unties culinary rockstars and epicureans across the globe in the fight to 86 AIDS.“Action should be at the center of your pop culture universe if he isn’t already. He’s about music, food, comedy, irreverence and giving back; I think our t-shirt for (RED) perfectly captures this,” explains Batali.The limited edition t-shirt, available for purchase for $25.00, features both Action Bronson and Mario Batali’s faces embraced by (RED)‘s iconic parenthesis. Infamous for his inclusion of food lingo throughout his songs, a line beneath Bronson’s face reads, “Stay saucy like a pasta, with the broccoli, who’s stopping me?” The shirt also features Mario Batali’s food-centric mantra, “Peace. Love. Spaghetti.”Notably, for every t-shirt purchased, Teespring will donate 100% of the proceeds to (RED)’s fight for a world in which every baby is born HIV free. The proceeds will go towards funding lifesaving medication, which when taken daily, prevents HIV+ pregnant women from transmitting the virus to their unborn babies.Exclusive Action Bronson x Mario Batali shirt available here.
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Amber Heard is no longer married to Johnny Depp. The two settled out of court, and she received a $7 million divorce settlement. In what many are seeing as a surprise move of generosity, a power move to take back the narrative, Ms. Heard had donated the entire amount of her settlement to charity.Heard has split her settlement in two, donating half to towards American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) efforts to battle violence against women and the other half to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she’s volunteered for a decade.Both the ACLU and Children’s Hospital have issued statements thanking Ms. Heard for her donations. “We are incredibly grateful that Ms. Heard has so very generously shown her support for the important and necessary advocacy for victims of domestic violence,” said Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU. “For years, we have worked through the courts and legislatures around the country to make sure that domestic violence victims are fully protected by the law and receive the government assistance they deserve. We could not be more thankful for Ms. Heard’s support – she can be confident that this gift will help other women live safely and freely.”“On behalf of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ leadership, staff and the thousands of brave patients and their families who will benefit from this donation, I would like to thank Amber Heard for this tremendous gift,” said Paul S. Viviano, president and chief executive officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Her generosity will support the lifesaving treatments and cures that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides for critically ill children each year.”Doubts circulated about Heard’s claims from the minute she made them, and many accused her making these claims to make money. Heard insisted from the start that she did not start this legal battle for money. “As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,” she said in a statement. Heard’s actions were swift, and she gave the large sum away two days after her divorce was final.Copyright ©2016Look to the Stars
Here is your chance to win a signed and framed photograph taken by Ringo Starr.signed framed photo from Ringo StarrAll you have to do to enter to win this fab prize is donate to WaterAid.The PHOTOGRAPH Portfolio 2018 showcases Ringo’s camera work in a series of museum-quality prints, reproduced from the negative for the first time. Created in small artist editions of only 25 numbered copies, each print is signed by Ringo Starr.A certificate of authenticity accompanies the final framed artwork. “Greece” was taken in 1967 when the Beatles travelled to Greece and almost bought a Greek Island. The framed print is number 2 of 25.“All donations given to win this print will help WaterAid bring clean water to people around the world, and the best part is that if you’re living in the UK your money will be doubled by the UK Government,” said Ringo Starr.Want to get your hands on this limited edition prize? Check out the full draw terms and conditions here.
Farm Aid’s annual music and food festival featuring family farmers, homegrown food, inspiring music and agrarian experiences will come to Connecticut for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT.Farm Aid 2018 will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid. Additional artists will be announced later this summer.This year, the organization undertakes the planning of Farm Aid 2018 in an economic climate similar to the one that sparked the first Farm Aid concert. Net farm income has dropped 53 percent since 2013 and median farm income is expected to be -$1,316 in 2018. In New England alone, more than 10,000 family dairy farmers have gone out of business since 1970. Farmer stress is growing, and a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the suicide rate for people working in agriculture, fishing and forestry is nearly five times that of the general population.“Family farmers are the backbone of our country,” Farm Aid President and founder Willie Nelson said. “But today, they are endangered. Whether we live in cities like Hartford or the rural areas of New England, each of us has the power to create positive, lasting change in our farm and food system and strengthen farm families to help them stay on the land for generations to come.”Connecticut agriculture ranks third in New England in farm sales, contributing up to $4 billion to the state’s economy. Farming and food production generate 21,000 jobs in Connecticut annually and provide environmental and social benefits that significantly enhance communities’ quality of life. Hartford County, where Farm Aid 2018 will take place, represents a rare bright spot in the country, having gained more than 100 farms since 2007.Farm Aid 2018 festivalgoers will experience family farm agriculture firsthand via Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions and the HOMEGROWN Village. HOMEGROWN Concessions showcases family farm-sourced ingredients at all food stands, including the HOMEGROWN Youthmarket, which sells fresh local fruit and more, and is operated by young people involved in farming and farmers markets. HOMEGROWN Concessions includes recycling and composting (utilizing compostable serviceware and packaging) with a goal of zero waste. Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village features hands-on activities about soil, water, energy, food and farming. Festivalgoers can hear farmers and artists discuss pressing issues and share inspiring stories on the FarmYard Stage and attend demonstrations to learn agrarian skills and celebrate the culture of agriculture in the HOMEGROWN Skills tent.Tickets for Farm Aid 2018 will go on sale Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT. Ticket prices range from $54.50 to $279.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com and by phone at 800-745-3000. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 26, at farmaid.org/festival.Farm Aid is teaming up with IfOnly to offer a collection of experiences that give fans once-in-a-lifetime memories at Farm Aid 2018, from behind-the-scenes tours to signed memorabilia from this year’s headliners. People can purchase and bid on these special offerings starting June 25 at www.ifonly.com/FarmAid.Farm Aid 2018 sponsors include Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Patagonia Workwear, New Belgium Brewery, Horizon Organic and Pete and Gerry’s Organic. Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the business community and offers corporate sponsorship and VIP hospitality opportunities. For more information, contact Glenda Yoder at email@example.com.Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $53 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
The Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala Benefitting F Cancer took place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.Olivia Munn Attends Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala Benefitting FCancerThe evening honored Fuck Cancer co-founder Yael Cohen Braun with the Barbara Berlanti Vanguard Award for her groundbreaking work educating young adults on the important of early detection, as well as actor and Fuck Cancer board member Stephen Amell with the Hero Award for his exceptional work raising funds and awareness for the organization. The event was hosted by Jeff Garlin and featured a special performance by Kristin Chenoweth and a closing stand-up sketch by Trevor Noah. Funds raised from the gala will go towards Fuck Cancer’s On-the-Ground Programs.Special Guests included Tala Ashe, Chloe Bennet, Benny Blanco, Scooter Braun, Lil Dicky, Toby Emmerich, Kayla Ewell, Sara Foster, Erin Foster, Sera Gamble, Tony Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Candice King, Nicole Maines, Jennifer Meyer, Olivia Munn, Danielle Panabaker, Heather Parry, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Morgan Stewart, Peter Roth, Catt Sadler, Aisha Tyler, Constance Wu, Rachel Zoe, and many more.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are a color coordinating couple!The “Star Boy” musician, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, and the “It Ain’t Me” singer were spotted in West Hollywood, California, on Thursday dressed in all-black ensembles. Gomez wore a figure-hugging mini-dress and a faded, oversized denim jacket and high-top shoes as she held onto The Weeknd, who sported burgundy Puma sneakers, a black Puma jacket and a black T-shirt and jeans. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter
Advertisement $3,750 in cash awards are available to be won through the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. Films are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway – deadline for submissions is Monday, March 12, 2018.Films that meet award criteria are eligible for the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film and the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award for best actor. These awards are presented four times a year. The $1,500 Blue Ant Media Documentary Award for best doc is presented twice a year. Read about the most recent winners.All NSI Online Short Film Festival winners receive a complimentary Friend membership for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and non-acting award winners are qualified to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (if award criteria are met). Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement SUBMIT YOUR FILMEntries must be under 30 minutes – the shorter the better. Drama, comedy, animation, documentary, sci-fi, horror, music video and experimental are all eligible but must be made by a Canadian writer, director or producer. The festival accepts films released after January 1, 2013.The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films added every week. Since launching in 2008, the festival has programmed hundreds of films and awarded over $110K to Canadian media artists. Many of the films are available to watch in the archives.The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Festival Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Breakthrough Entertainment; Award Sponsors A&E Television Networks, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Blue Ant Media; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook
Jully Black’s role of Caroline is “an homage to the women in my family who worked as domestics.” MAX TELZEROW Advertisement “Change come fast and change come slow, but change come.”That line is sung by the Moon in Caroline, or Change and now Change is coming back to Toronto courtesy of Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre Company. Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Robert McQueen and Reza Jacobs will return as director and music director for this “reimagined and expanded staging” at the historic Winter Garden Theatre Jan. 31 to Feb. 16, 2020, the first production in the Musical Stage Company’s new annual residency. And there are two big names in the cast: award-winning soprano Measha Brueggergosman will play the Moon and Canadian R&B star Jully Black will make her musical theatre debut as the titular Caroline. A local sold-out production of the musical by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) won four Dora Awards in 2012. Login/Register With:
Last week, I read a report in the Times about the current conditions on Mt. Everest, where climbers have taken to shoving one another out of the way in order to take selfies at the peak, creating a disastrous human pileup. It struck me as a cogent metaphor for how we live today: constantly teetering on the precipice to grasp at the latest popular thing. The story, like many stories these days, provoked anxiety, dread, and a kind of awe at the foolishness of fellow human beings. Luckily, the Internet has recently provided us with an unlikely antidote to everything wrong with the news cycle: the actor Keanu Reeves.Take, for instance, a moment, a few weeks ago, when Reeves appeared on “The Late Show” to promote “John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum,” the latest installment in his action-movie franchise. Near the end of the interview, Stephen Colbert asked the actor what he thought happens after we die. Reeves was wearing a dark suit and tie, in the vein of a sensitive mafioso who is considering leaving it all behind to enter the priesthood. He paused for a moment, then answered, with some care, “I know that the ones who love us will miss us.” It was a response so wise, so genuinely thoughtful, that it seemed like a rebuke to the usual canned blather of late-night television. The clip was retweeted more than a hundred thousand times, but, when I watched it, I felt like I was standing alone in a rock garden, having a koan whispered into my ear. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Keanu Reeves is aware of his celebrity status, but doesn’t take advantage of it, and he’s generous but careful with his presence. (Photograph by Karwai Tang / Getty) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter
APTN National NewsThe Nunavut government is on the verge of killing-off its polar bear license plate.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll explains why the territorial government is replacing this iconic symbol.
APTN National NewsChiefs in northern Ontario have issued a resounding “no” to the federal government’s proposed First Nations Education Act.More than 200 delegates from across the Nishnawbe Aski territory met to discuss the issue in Thunder Bay.
Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe infrastructure funds for First Nation schools announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday matches the amount put on ice by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt after chiefs rejected the government’s education bill.Harper announced $500 million for First Nation schools in London, Ont., Monday as part of a larger $5.8 billion promise of infrastructure investment for projects across the country.The Prime Minister’s Office provided few details about the $500 million in its media release package and did not return requests for clarification from APTN National News.The $500 million amount, however, matches the number included in the Feb. 7 announcement by Harper, Valcourt and former Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo when they unveiled the First Nation Control of First Nation Education Act (FNCFNEA).The announcement came with a promise of $1.9 billion for First Nation education to accompany the bill’s passage. The total envelope included $500 million over seven years, beginning in 2015, for First Nation schools.The total package, however, was put on hold after AFN chiefs voted to reject the proposed education bill.First Nation chiefs responded by demanding the government release the education funding which is desperately needed in First Nation communities across the country.Valcourt’s office, however, said there would be no money unless the proposed education bill became law.“We will not invest new money in an education system that does not serve the best interest of First Nation children,” said Valcourt’s office in a statement released in May. “Funding will only follow real education reforms.”Valcourt’s office did not respond to requests for comment on whether the money announced by Harper is the same money announced in February and then tied to passage of the rejected education bill. A spokesperson referred questions to the PMO.Harper’s announced First Nation school funding also follows the revelation that the federal Aboriginal Affairs department has been using money destined for infrastructure to shore up its social program.The Canadian Press reported the department had diverted about $550 million over the past six years from infrastructure to social programs. The report was based on a 22 page document filed as part of a human rights complaint against Ottawa over its alleged underfunding of child and family services on reserves. The complaint was filed by Cindy Blackstock, with the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society.firstname.lastname@example.org@JorgeBarrera
Tom Fennario APTN National NewsThe community of Kahnawake is marking a dark anniversary.Ten years ago, a young woman from the community went missing.Her remains were eventually found, but not her killer.A decade on and people are still looking for answers.
Dennis Ward APTN National NewsAfter years of lobbying the federal government, Pimicikamak Cree Nation now has funding in place for a new hospital.Now, the push is on for a better personal care home for aging loved ones.
Terrie Anne Dauphinais was a 24-year-old Métis mother of three.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsIt’s a major moment in the life of Sue Martin’s family – news of an arrest.“We got that phone call,” Sue said Friday. “My husband said, ‘Is this the call I’ve been waiting for, that we’ve been waiting for, for 16 years and 22 days?’”She and Tony Martin cried together after speaking with the homicide detective.“It’s out of our hands now,” Sue added via phone. “It’s in the courts hands, it’s in the detectives’ hands.”On May 21, Calgary police arrested Kenneth Dauphinais in connection with the 2002 slaying of his estranged wife Terrie Ann Dauphinais at Calgary Airport.Police say the 43-year-old accused was living in Winnipeg and known to police from the onset of the investigation. He is charged with second-degree murder and remains in custody.Sue Martin says police did not tell the parents what led to the arrest. Only that Kenneth was always considered a suspect.“It’s part of the evidence, is what we’re thinking.”Terrie was 24 when she was found dead in her northwest Calgary home on April 29, 2002. Her three children were safe and locked in their rooms.Sue says she and Tony have only seen the grandchildren twice since then. But think of them often and encourage others to do the same.“Don’t pray for us – we’re OK,” said Sue. “Lift your pipes up, light that sacred fire, send those prayers out, have those prayer circles for the three children. Tony and I are fine.”Sue knows this is a turning point as the mother of one of hundreds of slain Indigenous women in Canada.She encourages other families to keep the faith.“Don’t give up,” she said. “Keep on calling and do what you have to do, but do it in a good way. Lay your medicines down, pray to our Creator, pray to our ancestors.“Walk in that good way without anger and hate. And I know that’s hard to do.”Sue supports the request to double the inquiry’s mandate commissioners have submitted to Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. The commissioners are still waiting for a response.“This part of us fighting for so long for justice is done for Terrie,” Sue email@example.com@katmarte
Willow FiddlerAPTN NewsThe work of an Anishinabe artists is featured on a new silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.Mary McPherson from Thunder Bay was chosen by the mint to illustrate the Shawnee warrior and chief Tecumseh as they commemorate 250 since his firstname.lastname@example.org@willowblasizzo
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsThe Kapyong Barracks has finally been returned to Treaty 1 First Nations.On Friday officials from Canada and seven First Nations came together at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg to sign the final transfer of the former military base.“The promise of tomorrow with Kapyong is upon us,” said Chief Dennis Meeches, a spokesperson for the Treaty 1 Nations. “We have, I think, so much to offer and we’ve always given our hearts, our soul to Canada.”The fate of the 64-hectare property has been in limbo for 17 years, since it was closed down in 2004.Canada wanted to sell the land but Meeches and others fought to have it returned to First Nations through the Treaty Land Entitlement.Federal cabinet minister Jim Carr, a Manitoba MP, attended Friday’s signing.“This historic agreement is a result of close collaboration among all of us, and we know nation to nation negotiations can sometimes take time to get right but we understand their significance,” he said.Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Chief Deborah Smith said the agreement will provide opportunities for her community.“Today signifies, for me, economic reconciliation,” she said.Nearly 70 per cent of the land will be transferred to Treaty 1 and turned into an urban reserve.“Within the next five to 15 to 20 years we’ll probably see well up to two billion dollars worth of investment, over 2,000 jobs created, opportunities for not only Treaty 1 but other Indigenous people across Manitoba and this country,” said Meeches.The reserve will include commercial development, housing, a sports centre and a war museum.bhobson@aptn@bhobs22
OTTAWA – The federal government laid out its strategy Thursday to support Canada’s creative industries.Here’s what you should know about the plan.— No Netflix tax. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said the Liberals are sticking to their pledge of not introducing new taxes to pay for Canadian content, either streamed or over-the-airwaves. Netflix does, however, play a big part in the plan. Joly announced the video-streaming giant will spend $500 million over five years for the creation of original content produced in Canada. It’s unclear how the money will be spent and what the government agreed to in brokering the deal. The agreement falls under the Investment Act, which means Netflix could face penalties if it doesn’t live up to its end of the bargain.— The Canadian Media Fund gets a boost. The CMF is a pot of money to support the production of Canadian content. Canada’s traditional broadcasters and TV service providers are mandated by law to contribute to the fund, based on a formula tied to their revenues. But declining advertising and subscription dollars have put pressure on the fund. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says Ottawa will contribute more starting next year to make up for the industry shortfall.— No news industry bailout. Canadian newspaper publishers have also faced declining advertising revenues, and an independent body called on Ottawa during public consultations to find ways to help them survive. But Joly has closed the door to any suggestion that taxpayers prop up those publishers, saying the government’s approach “will not be to bail out industry models that are no longer viable.” Instead, the government has committed to aid smaller periodicals and local newspapers as they transition to digital platforms and away from printed newspapers. And here again, a new digital media giant, Facebook, is lending a hand, teaming up with Toronto’s Ryerson University to fund a digital news incubator.— Sell it to the world. The government says it will spend $125 million over five years on what it calls a creative export strategy. It includes a new export fund to promote Canadian creators abroad, and a new Creative Industries Council to help guide promotion efforts. Updates are also planned for programs such as the Canadian Book Fund and the Canada Music Fund.— Tear it down, build it up. Canada hasn’t updated laws surrounding the country’s broadcast and creative industries for more than two decades — laws created when the word “digital” wasn’t in the lexicon. Joly said the government will launch wide-ranging reviews of the Copyright Act, the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act, to bring them up to speed with the new realities. The country’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, and the CBC’s mandate, will each also undergo a broad rethink.
MONTREAL – Airbus’ majority ownership in the C Series could be positive for Canada’ aerospace industry, the head of Boeing landing gear supplier Heroux-Devtek Inc. said Monday.“I think it could be quite good for the Quebec, Canada supply chain (to) service Airbus from here,” chief executive Gilles Labbe said during a conference call to discuss its fiscal second-quarter results.Boeing’s European rival reached a deal last month with Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) to purchase a 50.01 per cent stake in the C Series commercial jet.Airbus said Canada will become its fifth “home base,” and first outside Europe, allowing the Canadian industry to tap into the company’s supply chain. It plans to build a second C Series assembly line in Alabama while maintaining the primary line in Mirabel, Que.The Canadian government responded to a trade petition launched by Boeing against the C Series by threatening to cancel the planned purchase of 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter planes to temporarily augment Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18s.Heroux-Devtek (TSX:HRX) is a large supplier on Boeing’s 777 and 777X aircraft.Labbe said he doesn’t expect Boeing’s challenge will have a negative impact on Canadian suppliers.Boeing has 2,000 people working in Canada and invests US$4 billion a year.“I don’t think they will change their way of doing business given the circumstances,” he told analysts.“Canada is part of their supply chain in a big way so I think it’s positive…We need a customer like that to continue to put some work in Canada.”The aircraft landing gear maker said it earned $3.2 million or nine cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30. That compared with a profit of $9.5 million or 26 cents per share in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, Heroux-Devtek said it earned nearly $4.1 million or 11 cents per share, down from $5.7 million or 16 cents per share.Sales fell to $89.7 million compared with $91.6 million a year earlier.Heroux-Devtek announced a deal last month to acquire Compania Espanola de Sistemas Aeronauticos (CESA), a subsidiary of Airbus SE, for roughly $205 million.Derek Spronck of RBC Capital Markets said Heroux-Devtek’s momentum is beginning to build after a good quarter.“When we look out over the next two years, we see operational and financial momentum building for the company,” he wrote in a report.Spronck said the anticipated ramp in the Boeing 777/777X program and its position in the Embraer Legacy 450/500 and the Dassault Falcon 5X mark the “beginning of an inflection” in earnings growth.