Friars Club, NYC December 4, 2014 – Gotham Networking held its 3rd and most memorable GOtham Green Awards ceremony recognizing companies and people who are making important contributions toward a more sustainable, and energy efficient world for all of us. There were 8 winners each contributing in a unique area and in some fascinating ways. These are the people who will help shape our futures by introducing such things as: ways to better utilize our resources, tools to improve our self-reliance as a country, implementing new and improved ways to build, creating new ways to use our waste, using old spaces in new ways, and providing new options for growing produce.
There were many very qualified applications representing a variety of Businesses, and nonprofits that are doing … [Continue reading...]
GREAT CORPORATE AND HUMAN CITIZEN SHARES HIS GOOD NEWS
JERRY GREENFIELD AND HIS LONG-TIME FRIEND AND BUSINESS PARTNER BEN COHEN ARE THE MEN BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST TALKED-ABOUT, AND LEAST CONVENTIONAL SUCCESS STORIES IN AMERICAN BUSINESS. CO-FOUNDER OF BEN & JERRY’S HOMEMADE, INC., GREENFIELD HAS HELPED TO BUILD A STORE FRONT VENTURE INTO A $300 MILLION ICE CREAM EMPIRE BY MAKING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CREATIVE MANAGEMENT STRENGTHS, RATHER THAN WEAKNESSES.
GREENFIELD WAS BORN FOUR DAYS BEFORE HIS FUTURE BUSINESS PARTNER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, HE GREW UP AND WENT TO SCHOOL IN MERRICK, LONG ISLAND. IT WAS THERE THAT HE FIRST MET COHEN IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP UNDER HIS BELT, GREENFIELD ENROLLED AT OBERLIN COLLEGE.
IN … [Continue reading...]
The Gotham Foundation gave four Summer of Giving grants of $5500 each at our annual Holiday Party this Tuesday.
The grants are one of the best things we do and personify our "It's better to give than receive, but what goes around comes around" mantra in so many ways.
As you know, the money was collected at meetings over our extended Summer in small cash denominations and by credit card donations (thanks again to Marc Halpert for donating back all fees and Ester Horowitz for being one of the initiators of the program) and matched by Raj Goel and Michael Farrell.
What you don't know is that a number of anonymous donors also contributed substantially to the pot.
What forces compel a generous giving individual to do so without attribution? Surely, it is beyond … [Continue reading...]
SeniorNet Huntington, Long Island has a great annual meeting. They have a great spirit and in depth computer knowledge at the center to share. Paul Sladkus, SeniorNet National Board has the honor to attend the meeting.
SeniorNet is an international, volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1986. It is one of the world’s largest training organization for adults 50 and over. SeniorNet’s mission is to provide seniors with education in and access to computer technology. It has Learning Centers throughout the United States.
SeniorNet at FSL, L.I. established the first learning center on Long island in Huntington in 1999. We are recognized as one of … [Continue reading...]
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and today is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for over 39 years. He became the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name in May, 2008. He is now the Emeritus Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N. Professor of Pediatric … [Continue reading...]
SeniorNet, the world's leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults, announced today it has awarded a $2,000.00 sponsorship from the Charlene A. Francis Scholarship Fund to Saar Nepal, a Nepalese organization that is similar in mission to SeniorNet and dedicated to educating and maintaining the wellbeing of their elder population. In addition, Saar Nepal will be provided access to the benefits and privileges given to SeniorNet Learning Centers across the United States. This grant marks another landmark in SeniorNet’s international reach, after earlier this year hosting a delegation from China eager to replicate SeniorNet’s successful learning model.
The Charlene Francis Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to honor her. She has made significant contributions to … [Continue reading...]
Water is the sustenance of life. Let's cherish it always, conserve it and be joyful with it. Water has life. You come to me for living water thoughts were submitted by Xhen Joy Lin.
We dedicate these thoughts to Masaru Emoto who saw the beauty and healing Power of Water in many peaceful ways.
Masaru Emoto Quote
Beautiful words have beautiful, clear vibrations. But negative words put out ugly, incoherent vibrations which do not form clusters. Language is not something artificial, but rather is something that exists naturally. I believe that language is created by nature. Go to www.flaska.us to see an interesting product inspired by Masaru Emoto. … [Continue reading...]
NYCREW Gathers the CRE Clans: In its latest Industry Spotlight on the next generation of New York's legendary real estate dynasties, the New York Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women's Network (NYCREW) hosted the scions of the Zucker, Goodstein and Gottesman clans at "The Women Leading New York's Real Estate Families, Take Three," at the 3 West Club. NYCREW and CREW National Board Member Faith Hope Consolo of Douglas Elliman's Retail Group moderated a lively panel discussion that covered the companies' current projects, as well as the professional and personal opportunities and challenges in leading a family business in the 21st century. Pictured, from left: NYCREW Board Member and Programs Committee Co-Chair Erin Beitz, Carmel Partners; Laurie Zucker, Vice Chair, Zucker … [Continue reading...]
September 21, 2014. Good News and Ben and Jerry’s are the last groups at the March. Ben and Jerry’s globe stated if it is melted it is ruined. We here at Good News with our series, The Water Hour are fully aware of the concerns of WATER. We helped create World Water Day at the UN with our associate Phil Sauers of the World Water Rescue Foundation. Our participation at the march was for Peace and for Water, in fact we feature a song that Pete Seeger titled Water not Weapons. Go to www.goodnewsplanet.com
Here is a link to the Ben and Jerry story. http://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/climate-march-recap
The People’s Climate March -
This is just the beginning
September 25, 2014
On September 21st, 400,000 people took to the streets of New York City to demand action, not rhetoric, … [Continue reading...]
To Friends of Ray,
For those of you who don’t know, I am Ray Korona’s Life Partner. I wanted to make sure everyone listed in his email address book received this note, so please excuse duplication if you have already received it. Also, I tried to send to the whole list yesterday and that didn't seem to work, so I'm sending again in smaller batches.
I hope eventually everybody will think about Ray and get the usual happy feeling, but for now I am sad to say that Ray passed away at 6:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 16, at Hackensack UMC. I was there, along with his brother and sister and in-laws, some nieces and nephews, and several friends. We played Ray's cds. Gina Tlamsa, a friend and member of the Ray Korona Band, added great beauty and peace to the day by playing the flute.
Ray was … [Continue reading...]
PEACE DAY SUCCESS, NEW YORK, SAN JOSE AND THE WORLD
Brooklyn, New York: September 22, 2014. Thank you for all your good wishes, and work, we were able to edit and broadcast the Amanda Network event and our Times Square Event on the International Day of Peace to over 2,000 sites and stations worldwide, via www.peaceday.TV and our own sites. The events are powerful statements for moving Peace Forward. We will try to get the show on other TV stations as well, plus our Central Park/NYC event this year that was very special. China, Haiti, Sri Lanka and Vietnam joined the Peace Day Party.
Like everything... everyone is important and you all played a role in creating this Peace Day Event, thank you. Next year we will expand upon it, add more people, organizations and … [Continue reading...]
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Are you ready for the Fall Classes?
The Headquarters Curriculum Team has done a spectacular job again.
An update on courses for classroom instruction below.
Skill Course: An overview of Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Available Now)
A short, 2-part workshop similar to the previous Skill courses on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 Update 1, Computer Fundamentals (Available Now)
An entry level tutorial similar to previous version, but lessons updated and new figures added
Windows 8.1 Update 1, Introduction to Computers (Available Now)
An intermediate level tutorial similar to previous versions of Intro, but we have updated and rewritten a number of lessons, adding new figures and including a new lesson on the Windows 8.1 … [Continue reading...]
You thought it up, filmed it, edited it.
Now who’s going to see it?
Need a venue to showcase your terrific very short (under 20 minutes) film?
The Gotham Film Festival® seeks original films, both scripted and documentary, for its fourth annual festival. Both professionals and aspiring filmmakers are invited to submit their films for consideration.
· Express: Up to 5 minutes in length, exclusive of titles and credits.
· Local: Up to 20 minutes in length, exclusive of titles and credits.
· Four $500 prizes awarded by the judges, plus one $250 prize awarded by audience vote.
• October 17, 2014 - EXTENDED
Multiple Entries Welcome:
• $35/first entry
• $10/each additional
• Fee waived for film students with valid … [Continue reading...]
The Amanda Network, Anti-Bullying Campaign
September 20, 2014
3rd Annual Awareness Day and PEACE Rally
3rd Annual Awareness Day and
PEACE Rally www.peacedayparty.org was honored to be included in this important event and to broadcast it. May Peace Prevail on Earth, and Bullying is not Peace, tell all. Paul
Amanda Suzanne Brownell
April 29, 1992 - April 16, 2013
View video of Celebration of Life at: http://youtu.be/2DoxoFEfz2I
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 … [Continue reading...]
Special Events & Tours to the Hudson Valley's Bannerman Island -Wraps up for the Season.
Bannerman Island Special Fall Event -Oct. 2014- www.bannermancastle.org - A Patriotic concert tribute to Hudson Valley’s Civil War Volunteers, 3rd Sunday Music Tours and more on The Hudson River………. Program includes a cruise to and from Bannerman Island on the Bannerman Castle Trust’s motor vessel, The Estuary Steward, and a self- guided tour on Bannerman Island. Advance booking required for all tours. Boats depart weekends from the Historic river towns of Beacon & Newburgh, New York. Make your reservation at ZERVE.com or call 855-256-4007
photo courtesy reenactors
On Sat., October 18th , (rescheduled from July) Enjoy a Patriotic benefit concert tribute to the Hudson Valley’s … [Continue reading...]
www.peacedayparty.org joining People’s Climate march. We speak to Dan Sherrell at http://www.350.0rg/ . We will meet at 1PM at 65<sup>th</sup> and CPW and march as a Human Peace Sign to the 34 st. and 11 Ave. location and create a larger Human Peace Sign. We will hold the flags of the Un from the World Peace Prayer Society, Hugg A Planets representing the rest of the world and the animal and plant kingdom. We will walk over from our Human Peace Sign in Central Park at 10am at the Band Shell at 72<sup>nd</sup> Street/Crossover/The Mall where we are an event at the International Peace Vigil, which we have been involved for 13 years. Here is the latest press release from Peoples Climate March.
300+ Campuses Back-To-School Organizing Efforts to Send … [Continue reading...]
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...]