The Actors Fund announced today that actress Holly Robinson-Peete will honor her mother, Dolores Robinson, with the Judy & Hilary Swank Award for Parenting at the 2017 Looking Ahead Awards on Tuesday, December 5 at 6pm at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.Tickets are currently on sale at www.actorsfund.org/LookingAheadAwards.As previously announced, The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards will also honor Kellie Martin (The Looking Ahead Award For Education), Charlotte Rae (The Shirley Temple Award); the youth cast of NBC’s THIS IS US (The Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness) and the ensemble cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s film DETROIT (The Looking Ahead Award for Community Service).Hosted by Corbin Bleu, the fourth annual gala raises awareness and financial support for The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead Program while shining the spotlight on performers who inspire the world by living the program’s five core values: education, community service, mentorship, social awareness and healthy parenting. The evening features exciting “blue carpet” arrivals, cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, live entertainment and the awards ceremony.The full list of honorees is as follows:Dolores RobinsonThe Judy & Hilary Swank Award for Parentingpresented by Holly Robinson-PeeteHonoring the parent of a former young performerKellie MartinThe Looking Ahead Award for EducationHonoring a former young performer who has made education a priority in their lifeLaz Alonso, Joseph David-Jones, Nathan Davis Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Austin Hebert, Malcolm David Kelley, Jacob Latimore, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Leon Thomas III, Samira Wiley and Tyler James Williams DETROITThe Looking Ahead Award for Community ServiceHonoring a former young performer (or cast) who exemplifies giving back to the communityCharlotte RaeThe Shirley Temple AwardHonoring an early pioneer for their legacy in paving the way for other young performersEris Baker, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Niles Fitch, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Faithe Herman, Logan Shroyer and Hannah ZeileTHIS IS USThe Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social AwarenessHonoring a current young performer (or cast) who is raising awareness about an important societal issue through a current roleThe Looking Ahead Program was created in 2003 in partnership with SAG-AFTRA to work with youth between the ages of 9 and 18, helping them develop the values, skills and confidence they need to make successful transitions to fulfilling adult lives. Now serving more than 400 youths, families and alumni, the program aims to create a nurturing environment where young performers get support through individual, family and education counseling, leadership development, community service and social events. Looking Ahead is guided by an Advisory Committee of professionals in youth development and youth-related entertainment, which is co-chaired by actor, director and producer Fred Savage and freelance casting director and former head of casting at Nickelodeon Sharon Lieblein.The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards is generously sponsored by Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, SAG-AFTRA, The Osbrink Agency, Sextant Wines and Devotion Vodka.TICKETING INFORMATION:Individual tickets are $150 per person. Sponsorship packages are available beginning at $5,000 and include multiple press/branding opportunities as well as VIP tickets for The Looking Ahead Awards. To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.actorsfund.org/LookingAheadAwards.
Morales was eventually allowed to enter the territory but she had already decided to fly back to Manila Tuesday night, saying she was already “enervated.” MANILA – Some 20 Filipinos who traveled to Hong Kong last year were penalized for carrying restricted items, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.In a statement, the DFA warned Filipinos that possession of weapons such as stun guns, pepper sprays, firearms, bullets, and flick knives among others in their hand carry or check-in luggage are prohibited.Travelers found with prohibited weapons may face a fine of HK$100,000 and a maximum of 5 years imprisonment, while those found with stunning devices may face a fine of HK$100,000 and up to 14 years in jail. The DFA released the advisory 3 days after former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was barred from entering Hong Kong with no explanation from Chinese authorities. Ex-Ombudsman Carpio Morales denied entry to Hong Kong Carpio Morales after nixed HK trip: ‘Spirit of my family has been broken’
Dortmund defeated Hannover 5-1 in the last game (Agency Photo)Luka Jovic, Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer and Sebastian Haller will all have one eye on the Bundesliga golden boot when Eintracht Frankfurt host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon.Two games into the Second round, Frankfurt’s 20-year-old Serbian Jovic, who is on loan from Portuguese giants Benfica, leads the scoring charts with thirteen goals, one ahead of Dortmund pair Reus and Alcacer, as well as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.Frankfurt boast the German top flight’s third most efficient striking line with thirty nine goals, eleven fewer than table topping Dortmund. The difference between the two sides, is that over sixty percent of Frankfurt’s goals have been scored by striking triumvirate Jovic, Sebastian Haller and Ante Rebic whereas Dortmund’s goals are coming from all over the pitch.Dortmund boss Lucien Favre is sweating over the fitness of crocked pair Manuel Akanji and Dan Axle Zagado. The Black and Yellows makeshift central defensive partnership of Abdou Diallo and Julian Wiegl did wonders by thwarting Hannover in last week’s 5-1 victory, but Frankfurt are bound to be a different kettle of fish.At the BayArena, reigning champions Bayern Munich will be pushed to the limit by resurgent Bayer Leverkusen. The return to form of German internationals Julian Brandt, Karim Bellarabi and Kai Havertz guarantees a close encounter. National team coach Joachim Loew should be an interested spectator as six Bayern Munich stars – Leon Grotezka, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Nicklas Sule, Matt Hummels and Joshua Kimmich are all likely to feature.Robert Kovac’s Bavarian juggernaut are in red-hot form, having registered six victories on the bounce but they still find themselves six points behind Dortmund. Despite the star-studded German cast, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski will once more be Bayern’s man to watch.An avalanche of goals is expected in Hoffenheim where Julian Nagelsmann’s free scoring stylists welcome newcomers Fortuna Dusseldorf. Matters won’t get easier for ambitious visitors Dusseldorf who experienced a reality check last weekend when they were pummelled 4-0 by Ralf Ragnick’s Red Bull Leipzig.The rest of the weekend matches see bottom club Nuremberg test their survival instincts against Werder Bremen; second from bottom Hannover confront dangerous RB Leipzig, Augsburg host Mainz and Stuttgart go head to head with Freiburg.FRIDAY: -Hannover v Red Bull Leipzig @10:30pmSATURDAY: -Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich @5:30pm-Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund @5:30pm-Nuremberg v Werder Bremen @5:30pm-Hertha Berlin v Wolfsburg @5:30pm-Hoffenheim v Fortuna Dusseldorf @5:30pm-Schalke v Gladbach @8:30pmSUNDAY: -Augsburg v Mainz @5:30pm-Stuttgart v Freiburg @8pmComments Tags: German Bundesligatop
Last night the Mayor’s office announced the seven priority areas would be scrapped in light of the “deeply distressing and worrying failures”.The Met described the report as a “significant moment” for the force, the UK’s largest, and named a senior officer to coordinate child protection policing across the capital.HMIC said the hitherto lack of such a role had created an “indefensible absence of strategic oversight of this very important issue”.The report’s author, Matt Parr, said: “Far too many of the cases we looked at fell well short of expected standards and meant that victims weren’t protected, evidence was lost and offenders continued to pose a risk to children.”Investigators found that officers often were unaware of the presence of registered sex offenders in their borough, and that the Met’s IT system for storing information on those at risk of abuse was “fragmentary”.In one case, a 14-year-old girl disclosed she had been given alcohol and cigarettes before being sexually assaulted by a 30-year-old man she met online, but an officer was not assigned to investigate until 17 days later, during which time the man had continued to contact her.HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Thomas Winsor, said his team had found “inexcusably poor practice at every stage of a child’s interaction with the police.”The report comes weeks after a damning review found “numerous errors” in Scotland Yard’s Operation Midland probe into claims of a VIP paedophile ring.Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt, who will now coordinate child-protection efforts, said: “We have re-thought how we go about our work to protect London’s most vulnerable.“As this report shows, there is still a lot of work to be done.“We have made significant changes already and we are committed to continuing to rise to this challenge.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Metropolitan Police is so obsessed with meeting targets on car thefts and burglaries it routinely fails to protect children from sexual exploitation, a report has found.A review by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) revealed that three quarters of child abuse cases were handled inadequately or required improvement.The report identified “fundamental deficiencies” and a lack of overall leadership in a force preoccupied with tackling priorities set by the Mayor of London. Victims weren’t protected, evidence was lost and offenders continued to pose a risk to childrenMatt Parr, HMIC