The Gotham Film Festival™ seeks original films under 10 minutes long for its second-annual event. Scripted and documentary films are accepted in two categories Express (1-3 minutes, exclusive of titles and credits) and Local (under 10 minutes, exclusive of titles and credits). Four cash prizes of $500 will be offered to the winners for documentary and original films in each of these categories. The deadline is May 5, 2012.
Although professional submissions and entries from film students are welcome, the Gotham Film Festival™ was conceived primarily as an outlet for amateurs whose work might not otherwise have a broader audience than their families and friends.
Fred Klein, Esq., founder of Gotham City Networking, Inc., the sponsor of the Gotham Film Festival™ says, “People have … [Continue reading...]
Greetings! From Second Union Baptist Church. We would like to invite you to come worship with us. Our hope is that you will find Second Union a place where you can be encouraged to grow in your understanding of who God is, discover why He put you here, and develop Godly relationships that will last a lifetime.
At Second Union, we are a family. A family of faith that invites you and your family to connect with other families in the community who share a common purpose: to discover all that God has for us!
We worship our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ, who modeled obedience through death on a cross, and was resurrected to bring us life. That life continues to be lived out in the community of faith as a family. We believe God wants every … [Continue reading...]
Festival Friday Gala June 15!
Dear Clearwater Community,
Inspired by Pete Seeger's efforts to clean up the river over forty years ago, Clearwater's annual music and environmental festival and fundraiser- the Great Hudson River Revival- initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. This year, we're celebrating a multitude of anniversaries- from Woody Guthrie's 100th Anniversary to Preservation Hall Jazz Band's 50th Anniversary to Walkabout Clearwater Chorus' 25th Anniversary!
We invite you to support Clearwater and Revival by becoming a Patron Fish. Your support as a Patron Fish is one of the best ways to help us to continue our important work, giving you … [Continue reading...]
Local festival benefits EDGE Outreach; the Devonshires and
the Louisville Crashers to Perform
The 2012 Riverfest Music Festival will return to Prospect, KY where dozens of local performing artists and bands will perform on the banks of the Ohio River in Prospect, Kentucky. The two-day music event will be held at the Shady Glen Club on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th. All proceeds will benefit Louisville-based EDGE Outreach and their mission to save lives around the world with clean water. Tickets are $10 in advance for a two-day pass or $10 each day at the door. Tickets are available online at EDGEOutreach/Riverfest.
The Riverfest stage sits right on the Ohio riverbank about 2.5 miles upriver from 12-mile Island, allowing the area boating community to beach or anchor out for … [Continue reading...]
Announcement and Call for Entries, Sponsorships and Screeners
The Second Annual Gotham Film Festival® (GOTHAM FILM FESTIVAL®) will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Friar’s Club starting at 6:00.
Expanding on last year’s successes, this year we are pleased to announce several new developments:
§ Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.
§ Submissions from outside Gotham are welcome.
§ Sponsorships are available.
§ Gotham members will have the opportunity to participate in the screening and selection process.
1. Submission Guidelines: Deadline April 27, 2012
§ Content and length
o Films must be about some aspect of the New York or Gotham experience or must include a central reference to New York or Gotham.
o There will be two categories based on length. Each … [Continue reading...]
• Norris tops “Fantasy Genealogy” poll to find 1940-born American we’d most like to discover is a long-lost relative
• Al Pacino second, Martin Sheen third in IBOPE Zogby poll for findmypast.com– marks 1940 Census release April 2
Chuck Norris is the most popular American born the year of the 1940 U.S. Census, suggests a national poll done to mark the Government’s release of the 1940 Census records April 2.
The martial artist, actor and action star is the 1940-born American who fellow Americans would most like to discover is along-lost relative, reveals the poll conducted by IBOPE Zogby for genealogy website findmypast.com.
Al Pacino ranks second in the poll and fellow actor Martin Sheen third, while golfer Jack Nicklaus shares fourth place with musician Frank Zappa.
Nancy … [Continue reading...]
Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10AM – 7PM
Early VIP Admission 9AM-10AM
Penn Pavilion, 401 Seventh Avenue, New York City
The New York Comic Book Marketplace brings Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee creator of Spiderman, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Avengers to New York City for a special one day event
On Saturday March 31st, Mike Carbo’s Comic Book Marketplace Convention will be held in Midtown Manhattan at the Hotel Pennsylvania located at 401 Seventh Ave. and 33rd St. directly across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Plaza.
The show will host Marvel legend Stan Lee, and include over 100 booths featuring vendors selling and buying comic books, new and vintage toys, … [Continue reading...]
One year since the great
Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Tragedy
of Japan, we remember the lives lost and sacrifices made
but most of all we remember the great waves of kindness, encouragement,
love and prayers which reached the hearts of Japan.
We pray for the continued recovery and rebuilding of the affected region.
May Peace be in Japan
In memory of this day
a thank you video from the people of Ishinomaki.
Please Click Here to Watch YouTube Video
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Today is World Water Day.
Pledge your next birthday for clean water.
You have a birthday every year.
Imagine if, instead of all the toys, the gadgets, the sweaters, the purses or boots... you asked your friends and family to join you on a journey to end the water crisis. What if you pledged to give up the gifts, and asked for donations to water projects instead?
Today is World Water Day and we’re asking everyone we know to pledge their next birthday for clean water.
Learn what it means to pledge your birthday here »
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Nadine B. Hack
President and CEO, beCause Global Consulting www.blog.because.net
MPA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Brief Vita Nadine B. Hack, named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, is recognized internationally for proven expertise in strategic action planning; creative problem solving; insightful policy analysis; and politically sensitive negotiations. She’s provided innovative guidance to and imparted tactical direction for institutions from multiple sectors for decades. Promoting good deeds as great investments, her trademark process mobilizing strategic relational engagement (SRE™) of internal and external stakeholders is designed to advance organizations’ missions and values. Her specialties include: creating … [Continue reading...]
Kuri Charik will speak at the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Upper Nyack, New York on Sunday, March 18 at 1:00 pm., imparting traditional wisdom of the Andes and addressing the marginalization of indigenous communities in South America. His presentation will include information about his Center of Ancestral Wisdom, which continues to evolve, a demonstration of his traditional instruments, and a question and answer session, sharing thoughts about the current climate of indigenous communities in South America.
Kuri Charik (known to many as Oscar Santillan) is a community leader, music healer, and teacher of traditional Andean wisdom from the Otavalo Kichwa Nation in Ecuador. An active member of indigenous organizations, he educates people about culture as well as sustainable … [Continue reading...]
LOUISVILLE, KY. (March 1, 2012) - Today, on the first day of World Water Month, EDGE Outreach is pleased to announce a significant development in the technology and equipment used to combat the world's unsafe water epidemic. Local engineers volunteered to work with EDGE to develop a new product that is smaller and more efficient than any other water purification system currently available.
EDGE Outreach's M-100 Chlorine Generator Kit uses ordinary salt (sodium chloride) and a 12-volt car battery to simply and safely produce chlorine gas. When the gas is injected into contaminated water, it is highly effective in killing disease-causing pathogens. The M-100 Chlorine Generator can produce up to 38,000 liters of safe water each day, which is enough to provide 10,000 people with drinkable … [Continue reading...]
By most accounts, approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. Hammering out the financial issues in advance can prevent much costly legal wrangling later. If you feel it is unromantic to establish end-game parameters ahead of time, guess what- they already exist in the form of divorce law.
If you are the prospective spouse with more property, the divorce law in your state may cause you to give up more than you feel is fair. This is of particular concern to high net worth individuals in brief but unsuccessful marriages ie. Paul McCartney and Katy Perry.
Even if you are willing to throw caution to the wind for the sake of love, other people such as business partners or adult children may be negatively impacted by the decision. This is especially true in a second marriage situation. … [Continue reading...]
I didn't feel so good about being in a river isolated from the modern world with a stuck rudder. Georgetown might have the facilities but that meant running the gauntlet back over the mud flats, sandbars, and fishing stakes to a place that is definitely not safe for small sailboats. At night I cranked on the rudder ropes side to side. Before breakfast I tried again. The situation looked bleak. The current on the river at Parika ran strong and rough waves made getting in and out of the dinghy dangerous. When we returned from a shore excursion we had to drag the dinghy through knee deep mud to launch for the schooner.
I dove under the schooner with gloves on and felt every inch of the barnacle clad rudder where it exits the stern ten feet down to where it stood in the heavy duty shoe bolted … [Continue reading...]
Elder law attorney Ann Carrozza speaks at the Suffolk County Library on issues relating to Wills, Estate Planning and Inheritance Tax codes.
To speak to Ann, call her at: 718-224-4746. … [Continue reading...]
Dec. 21, 2011
29.50 N, 59.58 W, Course SE, Wind light
In our last update, we sent a picture of the crew in the cockpit together. The ocean didn’t show it but we were bounding along at over six knots. Shortly thereafter we decided to shorten sail as the wind increased. It seemed like the wind picked up even more and before we got the mainsail down there was a tear in the leach. After dark, the wind increased more from the SW and because with just the staysail up we could only run off the wind, we lowered all sail and rode the storm under “bare poles.” The wind howled and the weather forecast said “winds gusting up to 50 knots.” The waves were bigger than any we have seen the whole voyage. After two days the storm calmed down and we raised sail again. We marveled at the big transparent … [Continue reading...]
James W. McGlothlin began his career as a practicing attorney before he founded United Coal Company in 1970. As president, he used a keen business sense and visionary leadership to evolve United Coal Company, a leading producer of high-grade metallurgical coals, into The United Company. He led the company for 39 years as a chairman, president and CEO, and continues to serve as chairman and CEO. With busness interests comprising coal, oil, gas, financial services, pharmaceuticals and leisure services, The United Company is one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S.
A native of Grundy, Va., McGlothlin has been an advocate of education at all levels, particularly Mountain Mission School. He serves with distinction on the board of trustees at The College of William and Mary … [Continue reading...]
ScD; Vice-President for Health Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine
Aging is not a sentence of frailty, dis-connectedness or isolation. At least, not if you're lucky enough to live in New York City under the watch of Ruth Finkelstein and The Academy of Medicine. Finkelstein, Vice-President of Health Policy, works aggressively to lengthen traffic lights for crossing on major avenues, designated paths for bike riders, benches outside businesses, hygiene facilities -- all to make it easier for aging citizens to live INDEPENDENTLY. With luck, you are going to age -- think: last year's baby boomers are this year's aging. Listen to Finkelstein on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Join her in her … [Continue reading...]