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...]
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...]
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...]
Many of you may remember Barry Commoner - he died yesterday at 95. He was one of the influential people in my early life - he just made so much common sense. I remember him saying something to the effect, "One day humans will wake up and will no longer be able to breathe." He was referring to us allowing corporations to poison the earth with their toxic products.
In his 1971 book, The Closing Circle, Commoner argued that our economy - including corporations, government, and consumers - needs to be in sync with what he called the "four laws of ecology":
Everything is connected to everything else.
Everything must go somewhere.
Nature knows best.
There is no such thing as a free lunch
In a 2007 interview with the New York Times, he said:
I think that most of the … [Continue reading...]
Time Warner Cable Celebrates ‘Year of the Dragon’ with the Chinese Community
Sponsorship Is Part of Time Warner Cable’s ‘Enjoy Queens Better’ Campaign
New York City, July 12, 2012 – Building upon its long-standing support of the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (HKDBF) in Queens, Time Warner Cable today announced that it will be the official media sponsor of this year’s festival taking place August 4-5 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. As part of the sponsorship, Time Warner Cable will decorate the park’s centrally located footbridge and offer fun and exciting activities to help celebrate the Year of the Dragon.
HKDBF is a multicultural celebration and sporting event that is one of the largest multicultural festivals in New York City, as well as the largest … [Continue reading...]
Everyone wants to know the secret of going from dead broke to filthy rich. The all-American dream becomes an all-American reality in the inspiring story of a simple Midwestern man who used his skill, kept his faith, persevered, and most of all worked hard. He took a tire and created an empire.
Bruce Halle is the billionaire that almost nobody knows, but that is going to change. The secrets of Halle’s success are revealed in a new book Six Tires, No Plan, written by business expert Michael Rosenbaum. Halle’s story is a true rags-to-riches story of a man who was unemployed with $17,000 in debt. Today, he is ranked as the 96th richest American by Forbes. He is the founder and chairman of Discount Tire, the nation’s largest independent tire-dealer, with 800 stores around the … [Continue reading...]
For Recent or Soon-To-Be College Graduates: Job Search Advice from a Genuine Success Story
In his response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 24, 2012, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels stated: “Nearly half of all persons under 30 did not go to work today.” Is it any wonder so many college grads are resigned to living with their parents and settling for any job—barista, gas pumper, cashier—that will help them pay off their student loan debt?
When he was a senior in college, and unemployment was the highest it had been in 10 years, Pete Leibman didn’t let a down economy stop him from going after his dream job: working for a pro sports franchise. He didn’t let lack of experience, naysayers, or fear stop him either. Thanks to his winner’s mindset, … [Continue reading...]
New York, NY - Wall Street experts, CEO Peter Ressler and former COO Monika Mitchell of a premier financial search firm serving the institutional debt (bond) markets saw it all –the boom years leading to the greatest economic crisis of our time and the chaos and panic that erupted as the financial system imploded – from the inside. As specialists in recruiting for senior management in the mortgage securities markets, Ressler and Mitchell witnessed the dramatic human story unfolding behind the scenes at the largest financial institutions in the world. “Conversations with Wall Street” reveals never-before-heard stories from market makers themselves at Goldman Sachs, BofA, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Barclay’s, Deutsche Bank, UBS, HSBC, JPMorgan, and former powerhouse investment … [Continue reading...]
Mohan’s Custom Tailors will gift graduates of the HOPE Program , a non-profit based in Brooklyn that assists New Yorkers with various employment barriers re-enter the workforce, with custom tailored suits and shirts for interview success on Wednesday, January 25 2012 (10:00am) at Mohan’s Custom Tailors, 60 East 42nd Street #1432 New York, NY 10165.
Mohan’s Custom Tailors (www.mohantailors.com) will kick-off a formal donation program with Brooklyn based the HOPE Program (www.thehopeprogram.org), an organization that empowers New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self sufficiency through employment. These individuals have various employment barriers such as 5th grade reading levels, histories of addiction, little of no work experience, lack of self-esteem, etc. … [Continue reading...]
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Opens its Newest State-of-the-Art Habilitative Health & Educational Program Facility in Harlem with a Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Special Celebrity Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and party for UCP of NYC, one of U.S. largest health nonprofit organizations. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Party will begin at 6:00 pm with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, & Art Show. It is on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 251 West 154TH Street between Frederick Douglas Boulevard and Macombs Place.
VIPS ATTENDING INCLUDE:
• Jill Flint, star of the hit series Royal Pains
• Camila Barungi, Project Runway Supermodel/Entrepreneur/Activist
• Josh Folan, All My Children … [Continue reading...]
(Clinton Global Initiative Posting by Leah)
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, is the premier global gathering for current and former heads of state, chief executives of corporations, philanthropists, thought leaders, prominent members of the media, and directors of nonprofit organizations. During the seventh Annual Meeting in New York City, members shared successful strategies, forged partnerships, and gained practical insights that they can use to enhance their work. Each member creates a Commitment to Action – a detailed plan for addressing a major global challenge in the areas of economic empowerment, education, environment & energy, and global health. The 2011 CGI Annual Meeting was held September 20 through … [Continue reading...]
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 22 new MacArthur Fellows for 2011. Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows include an architect, a sports medicine researcher, a cellist, a developmental biologist, a radio producer, a neuropathologist, a conservator, a poet, a technologist, and a public historian. All were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future.
The recipients learned, through a phone call out of the blue from the Foundation, that they will each receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. MacArthur Fellowships come without stipulations or reporting requirements and offer Fellows unprecedented freedom and opportunity to reflect, … [Continue reading...]
Intention Products Expands BrandU distributor adds three entrepreneurial leaders [Las Vegas, Nev./USA] Intention Products LLC has added three entrepreneurial leaders to its conscious business team to help businesses grow and prosper and bring conscious products and services to the world. http://www.brandu.com and … [Continue reading...]
OSSINING, NEW YORK
March 19, 2010
JAMES L. FARRELL, JR. NAMED DIRECTOR
OF OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY
OSSINING, NY The Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of James L. Farrell, Jr. as the librarys director. Farrell, a veteran library consultant and educator who has been acting as interim library director of the Ossining Public Library since October, 2009, takes over his new position effective immediately.
Officially, Farrells appointment will be probationary for a period of six months, and is contingent on his successful certification as Library Director III when Westchester County next offers the examination. His annual salary will be $105,000.
I'm really pleased that Jim has accepted our offer to become director of the Ossining Public … [Continue reading...]
REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies tomorrow and you will start to receive sale calls. .... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number. HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.. It takes about 20 seconds. FRANK MELLI? … [Continue reading...]