Chiwetel Ejiofor And David Oyelowo To Headline GEANCO Foundation Hollywood Gala

first_imgThe GEANCO Foundation will hold its annual Hollywood fundraiser on Saturday, October 6, at Spectra in the Pacific Design Center to rally support for vulnerable women and children in Nigeria.Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange, The Martian) and Golden Globe-nominee David Oyelowo (Gringo, Selma, Queen of Katwe) will engage in a keynote conversation about philanthropy and Africa.“David and Chiwetel are passionate supporters who are deeply involved with our work in Nigeria,” said Afam Onyema, the Foundation’s Co-Founder and CEO. “I’m honored to have them headline this important event.”Oscar-nominated actor and GEANCO’s 2016 Global Promise honoree Benedict Cumberbatch (Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Sherlock) is the Honorary Gala Chair. Expected Special Guests include Sam Adegoke (The CW’s Dynasty), Dayo Okeniyi (Hunger Games, Shades of Blue), Grammy-nominated musician Jidenna, Fox Sports television personality Marcellus Wiley, Mark Johnson (Oscar- and Emmy‑winning Producer of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Rain Man) and Billy Ray (Oscar-nominated writer of Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games). Sponsors include Creative Artists Agency, Leaf Group, HBO, Latham & Watkins LLP, Pender Capital and Neuro Drink.Event proceeds will underwrite GEANCO’s medical missions, which provide free joint replacements and minimally-invasive surgeries to poor Nigerians. Donations will also support the foundation’s David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girls, which provides tuition, medical care and professional psychological support to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality.VIP and General Admission tickets are available for purchase on the event website. Guests will enjoy lively Nigerian music, a premium open bar and delicious African appetizers while mingling with leading celebrities and entertainment industry heavyweights.The Program kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with a musical performance and the celebrity keynote discussion.For more information on The GEANCO Foundation, visit read more

BJP gloats over articles slamming Jawaharlal Nehru Sonia Gandhi

first_imgThe BJP on Monday gloated over Congress’ embarrassment following publication of articles critical of Jawaharlal Nehru and Sonia Gandhi in its mouthpiece, saying the “truth” it had been “hiding” has come out. Rubbing salt in the wound of ex-Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam, who is the editor of the journal, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar “congratulated” him and quipped he was known for such write-ups when he was the editor of the Hindi edition Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Dopahar Ka Saamana’. Nirupam, who was in Sena before he joined Congress, is also the president of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee, which publishes the magazine ‘Congress Darshan’. Though initially Nirupam sought to wash his hands off the controversy by claiming he had nothing to do with the articles, he later admitted the “mistake” and sacked the editorial content in-charge.  Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam“The Congress journal which is named Congress Darshan should be called ‘Satyarth Darshan’ (sight of truth). It is significant that it has come on the 131st foundation day of the party. Sardar Patel had maximum support in Congress to become the prime minister but Gandhiji proposed Nehru and kept Patel at a bay. “Patel merged 562 provinces into India and Nehru was in charge of only Kashmir and it remains a problem. Patel had warned about China’s betrayal on Tibet… This is not BJP or Javadekar saying so but the mouthpiece of Congress. What Congress had been hiding has come out. I congratulate Nirupam,” Javadekar said.last_img read more

Mystery over nurses death deepens

first_imgKolkata: The nurse, who was found dead at the hostel of a private hospital at Narayanpur on Friday night, had allegedly refused to go to the market with her roommates sometime before her death.It was suspected that she had injected some ‘unknown drug’ into her veins but till Monday the report could not be ascertained. On Sunday, the doctor, who conducted the autopsy, said traces of an unknown drug were found in her body. The nurse identified as Saneeshamol (23) used stay with four other nurses in a room of the nurses hostel at Narayanpur in Rajarhat. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOne of them is on leave. The warden of the hostel claimed that her three roommates went out around 4 pm on Friday. They had asked Saneeshamol to go with them but she refused. In the evening, when they returned they saw Saneeshamol was lying on the bed wrapped in a blanket. When they tried to wake her up they found Saneeshamol was not responding. According to sources, there is no chance of outsiders entering the hostel premises as the hostel campus is guarded and CCTV cameras are installed everywhere. To find clues, sleuths are checking the call details of Saneeshamol. Also, CCTV footage of the hostel are being scrutinised. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSleuths have also questioning the occupants of the hostel if anybody had seen anything. Her uncle arrived in Kolkata after being informed by the police. He could not think of any reason that could lead to Saneeshamol’s death. Though he did not lodge any complaint yet, police are investigating all possible angles in the case. Saneeshamol was a resident of Kerala. Officers of Baguiati police station had sent the body for an autopsy. She had joined the private hospital in June last year. A source said she was looking for a new job but could not find one.last_img read more

Rice University experts available to comment on looming sequestration and potential impacts

first_imgShareDavid [email protected] [email protected] University experts available to comment on looming sequestration and potential impactsHOUSTON – (Feb. 26, 2013) – Just a few days remain before new government spending cuts take effect March 1, pending any 11th-hour action by President Barack Obama and Congress. Regardless of full or partial sequestration, what will the impacts be nationally and locally here in Texas?The following Rice University experts are available to comment:Mark Jones, professor and chair of political science and a fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, can comment on the politics of the sequestration debate and the role Obama and Congress play in navigating the crisis.Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and a fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute, can discuss sequestration impacts on a local level and the surrounding public opinion and public-policy issues.John Diamond, an economist and the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute, can discuss federal tax and expenditure policy issues related to the current sequestration debate.Christopher Bronk, the Baker Institute’s fellow in information technology policy, can discuss the impact sequestration cuts may have on the nation’s efforts to improve government and private-sector cybersecurity measures.Vicki Colvin, vice provost for research, can discuss how research at Rice could be affected by cutbacks in federal funding. Colvin is also Rice’s Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.The Baker Institute has a radio and television studio available for media who want to schedule an interview with one of these experts. For more information, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Bronk biography:” alt=”last_img” /> read more