Hillary Clinton And Katy Perry Attend StarStudded UNICEF Snowflake Ball

first_imgOn November 29, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted its 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street, celebrating UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world and highlighting the organization’s 70th anniversary.Pamela Fiori, Hillary Clinton, Katy Perry, and Caryl Stern speak on stage during the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake BallCredit/Copyright: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for UNICEFThe event honored GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson. Presented by Mariner Investment Group LLC and Baccarat, the event raised more than $4 million for UNICEF’s work to put children first. The evening featured a special appearance by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, who surprised Katy Perry – and the audience – and presented her with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award, along with Pamela Fiori, National Board Member of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and past Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award recipient.Hosted by Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer, the event featured performances by Sara Bareilles and the cast of The Color Purple. The evening began with the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, presented by UNICEF Snowflake Lighting Sponsor ALEX AND ANI | CHARITY BY DESIGN. Since The UNICEF Snowflake Ball began 12 years ago, the event has raised more than $31 million for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs for children.Sara Bareilles and Hillary Clinton attend the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake BallCredit/Copyright: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for UNICEFGuests included Orlando Bloom, UNICEF Ambassador Tea Leoni, Allison Williams, Tamron Hall, Kyle Maclachlan, Tim Daly, Lawrence O’Donnell, Brooke Burke-Charvet & David Charvet, Maggie Q, Stephanie March, Erich Bergen, Patina Miller, Adam Kantor, Ali Krieger, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Meryl Davis and Ryan Serhant, among others.Katy Perry was honored with the 2016 Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award. Previous recipients of the award have included UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte.Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys (which generated four hit singles: “I Kissed A Girl,” “Hot N Cold,” “Thinking of You” and “Waking Up In Vegas”), and cemented her status as a global superstar with the 2010 follow-up album, Teenage Dream. She headlined the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, which set a record as the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show. Katy’s cumulative streams now exceed 10 billion worldwide and she is the most-followed person globally on Twitter.Aside from being one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. From traveling to Viet Nam and Madagascar to highlight the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, to recording PSAs about the importance of empowering girls and supporting adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, as well as raising awareness for UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, Katy has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality and protection.At yesterday’s event, Katy said that “I’m humbled to receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award tonight and celebrate 70 years of UNICEF’s lifesaving work for the children of the world. Audrey Hepburn remains a sparkling example in her career as well as her dedication to being a champion of children. Her life is an inspiration most of us will never match, but hopefully we can aspire to. I’m proud to carry on her shine and to use my voice to help bring attention for issues that affect the world’s most vulnerable children.”Moll Anderson was honored with the Spirit of Compassion Award. Previous recipients of the award include Quincy Jones, Chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group “LA” Reid, and UNICEF Ambassador Alyssa Milano.Moll is an accomplished author, television and radio host, interior designer, life stylist, and advocate for women and children globally. Moll’s career has been filled with many professional achievements, including winning an Emmy for her work as an entertainment reporter. She has been a regular contributor to The Doctors television show, and a guest co-host on FABLife, and she has appeared on numerous other television shows.Along with her professional work, Moll is a dedicated philanthropist, focusing her energy on many deserving causes. She commits her time and resources to improving the lives of women and children in her community and internationally through her work with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and UNICEF.Moll noted her inspiration for becoming involved in UNICEF’s mission, saying “Why UNICEF? Everyone has been asking me that tonight. Why did I choose UNICEF? UNICEF chose me when I was a little girl. It was Audrey Hepburn. It was seeing Audrey, beautiful Audrey Hepburn on the news as a young woman.”UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip designed the décor for this year’s UNICEF Snowflake Ball, featuring five colors representing themes inspired by prayer flags that correspond to key UNICEF ideals: blue for peace, red for love, white for health, yellow for joy and green for wisdom. Guests dined on a custom menu featuring collaboration by UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson. A live auction hosted by Kate Chertavian featured VIP packages including a Paris Fashion Week experience, a Napa and San Francisco package, tickets and a backstage experience at Katy Perry’s next U.S. tour. The After Party was hosted by UNICEF Next Generation, with a special performance by The Dolls. The After Party was made possible by Presenting Sponsor Al-Monitor.Gillian Miniter and Desiree Gruber chaired the event with Project Chair Jaime Jiménez, Christine and George Stonbely as Snowflake Patrons, and Daria Daniel and Sterling McDavid served as the UNICEF Next Generation Chairs.last_img read more


Minnis regains confidence of Butler Turner

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 23, 2017 – A plan to remain steady and unperturbed seems to be working for the Free National Movement and its leader, Hubert Minnis who now has regained the confidence it appears of Loretta Butler Turner, who in December saw him ousted as the leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Assembly.First reports were that the likes of Neko Grant, MP for Central Grand Bahama had left the ‘rebel’ fold; then Andre Rollins of Ft Charlotte told the Speaker and by extension the public that he would do just about anything to get back in league with the FNM and now, the member for Long Island, Butler Turner has turned tail and says she too would realign with the FNM in order to defeat the PLP.Butler Turner said the FNM, the DNA, the United People’s Movement and the Gatekeepers are not enemies and that if calmer heads could prevail, then a dialogue could happen.  Loretta Butler Turner was speaking to media outside of the House of Assembly yesterday when she explained that she has spoken to all of the parties, but has not had formal talks with the FNM.The member for Long Island said the Free National Movement is however aware of her interest in an amalgamation of some sort and that if there is a unification of the parties, each can clearly keep their brand of politics.  Even Butler Turner agrees that the division will result in the PLP being returned to power.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


Real Madrid interested in the addition of Ramsey

first_imgReal Madrid have made contact with Aaron Ramsey as they look to add the Arsenal midfielder to their squad when the transfer window reopens in January.Ramsey will be out of contract at the Emirates come end of season, and the Gunners do not plan on offering the Welsh midfielder a contract extension.Madrid, according to reports by the Mirror, are believed to have joined a list of potential suitors for Ramsey, including Juventus and Bayern Munich.The former Cardiff City youngster is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside the Premier League in January, and the Los Blancos will be able to offer him more in terms of salary.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Another factor expected to give Madrid an advantage in the race for Ramsey’s signature is the option of playing with international teammate Gareth Bale.The pair were instrumental as Wales reached the semi-finals of the UEFA European Championships in France in 2016, and are good friends off the pitch.Ramsey joined Arsenal as a 17-year-old back in 2008, and has featured in 347 games for the club in all competitions.He also has 60 goals to his name, with his most prolific season coming in 2013/2014 campaign where he found the back of the net 16 times.last_img read more


Guam Realignment Construction to Peak in FY 2022

first_imgConstruction activity needed to prepare Guam to accommodate about 5,000 Marines relocating from Okinawa is expected to peak in fiscal 2022, with more than 10,000 construction workers required for nearly $1.4 billion in projects that year. The primary challenge to executing the work will be securing up to 6,600 foreign workers that year to supplement Guam’s local construction workforce, reports the Pacific Daily News. “We will always need more construction labor on Guam than is currently there,” Navy Capt. Stephanie Jones, commanding officer of NAVFAC Marianas, said Thursday at a Society of American Military Engineers luncheon.The realignment is scheduled to begin in 2020, an effort which is estimated to cost $8.6 billion with about $3 billion provided by the Japanese government.Photo courtesy of DOD Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more