As on every September 11, I am posting Jefferson Crowther's poignant remembrance of his son, Welles Remey Crowther. Tonight, on September 11, 2014, at Mets Citifield, Jefferson will have the distinct honor of throwing out the first ball in tribute to his son.
'The Man in the Red Bandana'
By Jefferson H. Crowther
Please excuse these ramblings of a proud, old father who lost one the
brightest lights in his life. This light was my dear, dear son, Welles
Remy Crowther, who at age 24 was killed when the South Tower of the
World Trade Center collapsed on him and so many other innocent victims
of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Welles was an equities
trader with Sandler-O'Neill and Partners working on the 104th floor of
WTC2. He was also a volunteer firefighter and … [Continue reading...]
P O S T - E V E N T M E D I A A L E R T the 10th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tour 2014 Hamptons Tennis Tournament benefiting WHO:
Jared Palmer (Pro)
Ashley Fisher (Pro)
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Charles Evans Trust)
Michael Milken (PCF Founder, Chairman)
Dr. Jonathan Simons, MD (PCF … [Continue reading...]
At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself.
After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda decided that her job here was done. She was hospitalized with pneumonia and seizures on March 13, 2013, while her parents were in Hawaii on vacation. On March 23, Amanda did not want to be poked and squeezed anymore. She was done and did not want any type of medicine or food. There was a family meeting … [Continue reading...]
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the … [Continue reading...]
Dear Peaceful People,
Our PEACE initiative continues…from our largest Peace Sign Broadcast in Times Square/NYC in 2013
www.peacedayparty.org, a nonprofit 501 C 3 invites YOU to help strengthen the message of the International Peace Day September 20 & 21, 2014. All the countries of the UN unanimously agreed to a Day of Peace. Here are our peaceful details
1 3rd. Annual Day of Awareness & Peace Rally in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, California, September 20 at 10am. www.amandanetwork.com
13th Annual Vigil for International Peace and Ecology in Central Park, Band Shell/ 72nd Street Mall, New York, New York, September 21 at 10am. www.vigil4internationalpeace.org/
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Create a HUMAN PEACE SIGN
Have SING ALONG with … [Continue reading...]
Fred Klein, of the Gotham City Networking, Inc. introduces Good News to Jack at the Friars Club in New York City.
Jack has leveraged his networking and client development skills to build a substantial, highly diversified career. Jack currently manages the Eagle Rock Diversified Fund, a successful fund-of-hedge funds, that he launched in 2001. Previously Jack started and/or headed companies in: multi-media consumer and business to business publishing (Harpers, Country Music Magazine and Wireless For the Corporate User); venture capital and industrial equipment manufacturing sectors. He partnered to develop commercial real estate properties in Florida. Early in his career Jack worked in the UK for a British technology company as head of one of their divisions and consulted with the heads … [Continue reading...]
Cass speaks with Good News at the Nick Loeb's Charity Pool Party & ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Event in East Hampton's New York.
Cass is a Managing Director at The Wall Street Solutions Group. … [Continue reading...]
born July 16, 1926, has served as president of several American colleges and universities. He currently holds the position of Chancellor at the University of Richmond.
Heilman received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. from Peabody College, now a part of Vanderbilt University. He also attended Campbellsville Junior College, the University of Omaha, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee.
In his early career, Heilman held teaching positions at Belmont University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Peabody College. He also held administrative positions at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Georgetown College, Peabody College, and Kentucky Southern College (now a part of the University of Louisville). He served as president of … [Continue reading...]
Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family. Chrissa Pullicino shares the Good News:)
Omega was founded on the holistic worldview that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Since 1977, we have offered diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Omega, a nonprofit organization, continues to be at the forefront of human development. We nurture dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing; design programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity; and lay the groundwork for new traditions and lifestyles.
Each year, more than 23,000 people attend workshops and … [Continue reading...]
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The Pursuit of Happiness
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Jefferson's three examples of our unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Happiness is the state of Felicity.
It has been said that it's not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness (Charles Spurgeon).
Lincoln added most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The top 10 things that come mind that make me happy are (not necessarily in the order of importance):
1) French Champagne
4) Winning (fun is more fun when you win)
5) … [Continue reading...]
in Times Square photographed by Eisenstaedt. Good News speaks to this inspiring couple and they share their love for each other, for their country and for Peace. What a fantastic example of the Spirit of 45.
"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive
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-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in Times Square in New York City, on August 14, 1945.
The photograph, taken with a Leica IIIa camera, was published a week later in Life magazine among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled Victory Celebrations. A … [Continue reading...]
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I believe It's high-time we all make the effort to help each other do better, so how can I help you?
Remember, the power of us working together is greater than anything we can accomplish alone!
Here is my recent TEDx Talk FYI!
http://www.TheArtofActiveNetworking.com it's under media on the home page.
Check out my businesses including Reflectur and TheBoxSF or Stage 24 Productions
Connect with me on the over 60 social media sites I use at MarkESackett.com
Join our email lists to connect more effectively through The Art of Active Networking … [Continue reading...]
And being Good Samaritans for the ALS cause. They are heroes:):):)
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
4 United Kingdom
5 Notable participants
The origins of the idea of dumping cold water on … [Continue reading...]
THE GIVER- THIS IS A POWERFUL MOVIE ON WORLD PEACE, TODAY AND THE FUTURE. DON'T MISS IT.
The Giver. As I watched the Press Conference in awe for this outstanding movie team, I was fascinated with the author of the book Lois Lowry and the screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide. How did they weave her book to make you realize how stupid war is; How Deceitful the Elders (the political leaders) could become and how wonderfully innocent and intuitive our youth are?
The result of this books screen adaption, which is drenched in "the light and the darkness of life" (As suggested by Marcello Padilla, Good News Film Producer), is that our youth SAVE US from OURSELVES, THE GROWN UPS. They see the brighter tomorrow and have the strength to make changes..BRAVO…to … [Continue reading...]
Center Leaders and Volunteers,
As a point of information, this newsletter was distributed to organizations, businesses, and our affiliates in Florida.
Some centers across the country have already engaged this strategy.
The overall intent is to extend our reach of support, increase our brand, and grow our base.
Michele M. Williams
Director Public Relations
Friends of SeniorNet,
As many of you know, SeniorNet was founded in 1986, and with the support of corporate partners (Microsoft, Que Publishing, IBM, Adobe, AT&T, Google, and others) our brand continues to grow worldwide.
Since our founding, SeniorNet has empowered more than two million people by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities, and new worlds to explore via the Internet.
We … [Continue reading...]
There are few educators in the United States and indeed the world who have made that kind of educational impact that Leonard Baca has made. He is a scholar, teacher, mentor, and most importantly a family man.
Leonard was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the Duranes neighborhood.
After high school he attended Conception Seminary and received a BA and MA in Religious Education and a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (STB) from Catholic University. He later left the seminary and earned an MA in Special Education with an emphasis in mental retardation from the University of New Mexico, and an Ed.D in Special Education, non-categorical with an emphasis in administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
After receiving his PhD Leonard … [Continue reading...]
Dear Friends and Business Associates,
We may have not spoken in a long time. However, I do have something special to share with you.
Winner Pictures, Winner Communications is presenting the most unique and entertaining show in town called "90 And Going Strong" at Baruch College on August 11th, 2014.
"90 AND GOING STRONG" features 3 performers over the age of 90: the world famous pianist and composer Irving Fields, (age 99), Master Clarinetist Sol Yaged (age 92) and his 5 piece band, and the comedic/acting sensation Fyvush Finkel (age 91).
This type of show has never been done before, with three Top-Listed Talents all over the age of 90.
Irving Fields is the oldest working musician in the United States. He performs some of his greatest hits of the 1940's, 50's, and 60's such as … [Continue reading...]
WAR CONTINUES, MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. Of course we are unhappy about more death. Did the cease fire agreement reach the soldier's in the battlefield? THERE is no GOOD WAR. So no one please, pretty pretty please fire back. War ONLY breads more war, if not TODAY but later. May peace prevail on earth. LOVE IS THE ONLY ANSWER.
HERE IS THE LINK http://goodnewsplanet.com/good-news-world-peace/ TO THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CEASE FIRE THAT WE ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS MORNING. 8/1/14
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY
The Situation in the Gaza Strip
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack, which led to the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the apparent abduction of another. It was an outrageous violation of the … [Continue reading...]