Ryan Murphy and David Miller Donate 10 Million to Childrens Hospital Los

first_imgOn behalf of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Family, Emmy-Award winning writer, producer and director Ryan Murphy and his husband, photographer David Miller, have made a landmark $10 million gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).Alan Wayne, MD; Araz Marachelian, MD; James Stein, MD; Ryan Murphy and son Logan; David Miller and son Ford; Paul Viviano; Alexandra CarterCredit/Copyright: Keats ElliottIn honor of this incredible gift, CHLA will name the fifth floor of the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion the “Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Floor.”“The Miller Murphy family’s generosity will help us continue to provide world-class, lifesaving care to the patients we treat,” says CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano. “This gift reflects the family’s dedication to enhancing the care of children throughout the Los Angeles community.”Funds from this generous gift will be used to support CHLA’s continued leadership in surgical oncology, neuroblastoma treatment and groundbreaking research in the hospital’s Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases (CCCBD). Specifically, a portion of the funds will be used to name a Chair of Surgical Oncology. The inaugural holder of the new chair will be James Stein, MD, MSc, FACS, FAAP, the hospital’s chief medical officer. Additionally, the donation will be used to support an endowment in neuroblastoma care. Miller and Murphy’s son, Ford, was treated at CHLA for neuroblastoma, the third most common cancer in children and the second most common solid tumor in children, besides brain tumors.“David and I, as well as Logan, [the couple’s older child], are immensely grateful for the care that CHLA provided not only to Ford, but to us as well,” Murphy says. “His cancer diagnosis was one of life’s unexpected moments and the team at the hospital provided a comforting atmosphere in the midst of a trying situation.”“CHLA was an obvious choice for us when we learned of Ford’s diagnosis,” Miller adds. “We needed a support system and their experience with children and parents proved invaluable.”Alexandra Carter, CHLA’s senior vice president and chief development officer, says the gift will be allocated to several areas reflecting the family’s interest in serving the community.“We are thrilled the Miller Murphy family is now forever a part of the CHLA family,” says Carter. “Ryan Murphy and David Miller have a long and admirable history of championing underserved members of our community. Their values and commitment to help others along with their charitable support align with our hospital’s mission to create hope and build healthier futures.”The Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Floor in the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion is dedicated to caring for medically and surgically acute patients of all ages. It is a calm and welcoming environment where children can recover from medical treatments or surgery surrounded by family, receive one-on-one care from Child Life specialists and participate in art, music or dance/movement therapy. The floor also features a Child Life playroom and a Creative Oasis room for music and art exploration.James Stein, CHLA’s chief medical officer, has been a surgeon at CHLA since 1996. Nationally renowned, Stein has also participated as a lead surgeon in numerous conjoined twin separation surgeries, procedures that require intense multidisciplinary planning and coordination, and meticulous execution. Stein’s extensive experience in the surgical treatment of neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma, as well as other childhood cancers, has been an integral component of CHLA’s successful solid tumor and neuroblastoma programs.“Dr. Stein and pediatric oncologist Dr. Araz Marachelian of the CCCBD saved our child’s life,” adds Murphy, “and we shall be forever thankful for that.”The Miller Murphy family’s support of neuroblastoma care through an endowment will permit CHLA to dedicate resources to groundbreaking research and lifesaving clinical care, to provide advanced therapies to children and to improve their quality of life after receiving a diagnosis of neuroblastoma.The family’s gift will also benefit CHLA’s Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, a world class program that has increased cure rates and improved quality of survival for patients through innovative research, outstanding clinical care, academic excellence and global leadership. The Center is the largest pediatric hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant program in the western United States. It also has one of the largest clinical trial programs for children with cancer and blood disorders in the nation.last_img read more

Hot PNP race pegged for Wheeland District

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Feb 2016 – The Premier and PNP Party Leader, Hon Rufus Ewing says elections can happen as late as February 2017, but members of his party seem to have shifted to high gear now that the National Convention is over. Magnetic Media is learning of a serious showdown within the Wheeland Branch of the Progressive National Party to decide the nominee and potential candidate for that electoral district. The branch challenge, we understand is between JJ Parker, Dameko Dean, Elery Lightbourne and Alpheus Pinder. While it is also rumored that Dean may challenge the Blue Hills seat, he has already been massaging the Wheeland voters, which number 558 according to the current register with holiday greeting cards. The branch congress will decide who they like for their district nominee. Wheeland, which had the second highest voter turn-out in 2012 and Blue Hills, which has seen nearly 100 more voters registered in 2016 are both seats held by the Opposition PDM. There are two others who have revealed their interest to run on the PNP Ticket in the General Elections, namely Sheba Wilson who wants to offer as an at large candidate and Michael Misick who wants to offer for North and Middle Caicos. In a media statement issued last night, the former premier said, I quote him now: “We have seen the injustice, the erosion of longstanding democratic freedoms and the ongoing efforts to diminish the political will and voice of our people. I believe that I still have a part to play in the struggle to liberate our people.”Misick is not as focused on the PDM or PDA as he is on what he believes is an imposing British presence in government. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Alpheus Pinder, Dameko Dean, Elery Lightbourne, JJ Parker, pnp, wheeland Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

Army Corps Reorganization Would Impact Installation Support Spending Panels Say

first_imgLawmakers who negotiated the compromise military construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill weighed in on the administration’s proposal to shift the Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works program to two other agencies, the Transportation and Interior departments. “The conferees are opposed to the reorganization as it could ultimately have impacts for implementation of the military construction, BRAC and family housing programs,” they stated in the report’s joint explanatory statement.The conferees who hashed out the conference agreement for the defense and labor-HHS-education appropriations minibus went a step further, barring DOD from spending any funds to plan or carry out the proposed restructuring. Those conferees said they opposed the reorganization “as it could ultimately have detrimental readiness and operational impacts on Department of Defense functions and activities, to include USACE [Army Corps of Engineers] support to ongoing military operations, international partners and support to United States military installations around the world,” according to that report’s joint explanatory statement. Lawmakers from both chambers’ defense and milcon spending panels admonished DOD for failing to notify them about the proposal and emphasized it will require legislative language, which has not yet been proposed or requested.Army Corps photo by John Campbell Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

PETA Protests Wilmington Company

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a press release from PETA:Armed with signs that proclaim, “Charles River Is Hell for Animals” and “Stop Animal Testing,” a group of PETA supporters gathered outside Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington on Thursday, April 25, 2019 during World Week for Animals in Laboratories.The Wilmington-based laboratory-for-hire performs poisoning tests on monkeys, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other animals and is also the world’s largest breeder of animals for use in experiments.“Charles River supplies one of every two animals used in experiments, so it has a hand in fully half of all the pain, misery, fear, and distress endured by animals in laboratories around the world,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “This World Week for Animals in Laboratories, PETA is calling for an end to cruel and unreliable tests on animals.”PETA notes that Charles River Laboratories intentionally poisons animals by force-feeding them test compounds, smears caustic experimental chemicals onto their bare skin, and forces them to inhale toxic substances in painful and deadly experiments. The company’s history of animal-welfare violations includes failure to provide animals with veterinary care, failure to provide suffering animals with pain relief, and shoddy surgical methods.PETA Protestors outside Charles River Lab in Wilmington (Photo courtesy of PETA’s Twitter account)###Charles River Labs addresses its animal testing practices on its website:“Animals have contributed to nearly every medical breakthrough in recent history, including treatments for cancer, diabetes, and AIDS, and they continue to play an essential role in the development of life-saving drugs for people and other animals. The welfare of the animals contributing to research is of utmost importance and a prerequisite for the accuracy, reliability, and translatability of our research.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Charles Rivers Announces Recipients Of 1st Annual ‘Research Models in Drug Discovery’ AwardIn “Business”Wilmington’s Charles River Labs To Hold World Congress On Animal Models In Drug Discovery & DevelopmentIn “Business”Wilmington’s Charles River Labs Settles Overbilling Allegations For $1.8 MillionIn “Business”last_img read more

Victorias Secret Angel Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley flaunts her assets in barely there swimwear

first_imgModel Rosie Huntington presents a creation during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York.ReutersVictoria’s Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whitely sure is keeping busy. The model has had successful collaborations including on with Marks and Spencer which she began seven years ago.Reportedly Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has now unveiled her latest lingerie collection for the high street favourite, wowing in a series of stunning shots. The British model, turned up the heat in the campaign photos, modelling an array of lingerie including a sexy green silk two-piece and revealing white lace suspenders.Rosie modelled a few looks from her line including a spring-chic pink satin set with a pretty floral print. And a white plunge bra and matching suspenders teamed with lace-topped hold-ups. Reportedly Rosie has been working with the British high street giant since 2012 and it’s been reported that one in 50 women now owns a bra from Rosie’s range. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has had quite the success as a model and is now reciprocating it as a businesswoman it seems. The model is engaged to actor Jason Statham, the couple has a son.  Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” in New YorkReutersRosie spoke to Vogue about how becoming a mother has changed her priorities when it comes to her beauty regimen. “I think it’s changed because I have way less time to spend on myself!”We have to say, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is gorgeous and that she doesn’t need much of a beauty routine to look the way she does. The model added, “Now whatever time you have, you have to make use of it. Often now I have a choice between make-up or hair. And I spend a lot more time in my gym gear!”Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is keeping herself busy and we sure appreciate it. You can check out the pics here:  Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyRosie Huntington-Whiteley/ Instagram Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyRosie Huntington-Whiteley/ Instagramlast_img read more

For stronger women

first_imgIf you give us 100 educated mothers, then we can build a stronger nation”. The meaning of these words spoken by Vivekanand was reiterated by a special Women’s Day show called Swayamsidha to be telecast on DD National on March 14 on Doordarshan. Renowned Bollywood actor and maker of thought provoking show Satyamev jayate appeared and made some significant comments on status of women in society. Shot in Doordarshan Mumbai, and anchored by Neelam Sharma, the show originally was telecast on March 8 at 10 pm, with well known women achievers from different walks of life, who gave their views. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The women who participated in this show were IPS Meera Chaddha, Former Election Commissioner and writer Neela Satyanarayan, actor Vikram Gokhle whose recent film Raat Van vaiche was telecast on DD Mumbai, Advocate and member ‘Beti Bachao Movement’ Varsha Deshpande, Dr. Shweta Mahapatra, Communication Chief, UNICEF, Kalpana Saroj, owner of Kamani Tubes, famous lawyer and women rights activist, Flavia Agnes and Mona Khot who is the producer of Stree Shakti telecast on DD National. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAamir started the show by focusing on not just the importance of girl child education, but also little boys who need to learn to respect women. He said, this will inculcate a healthy relationship of equality amongst the boys and girls.Many issues were touched on the show Swayamsidha, while the over arching point made was that it’s important to change the mindset, strengthening the role of women in relationships, family, society and nation at large, it is first of all important to educate and empower the girls and women. If daughters and sisters would be strong, they will become stronger mothers and mothers in law. Aamir and all the members spoke freely and concluded the show with a promise that every woman would try to empower the other men and women, and that’s how the condition of women would improve in our society.The show’s upcoming telecast is at 8 pm on DD National, on March 14.last_img read more

Cayman Islands taps Raymond Mathias as BDM Canada

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Cayman Islands, People Monday, October 24, 2016 Share Raymond Mathias, Cayman Islands BDM for CanadaTORONTO — The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has appointed Raymond Mathias, to Business Development Manager, Canada.Mathias will play a critical role in working with the global marketing management team in the development and execution of strategic marketing plans for the Canadian market. He will be responsible for leading the team in marketing, sales, advertising, public relations and social media outreach designed to grow Canadian visitation to the Cayman Islands.“The Canadian market is very important to us and we are extremely pleased to have Raymond on board, forging meaningful trade and industry relationships and strengthening our outreach campaigns across the country,” said, Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. “We have a strong affinity with Canada, as not only are Canadians choosing to visit us in increasingly larger numbers, but many live and work in Cayman, making them an integral part of our tourism product.”An industry expert with more than 20 years in the field of international tourism marketing, Mathias previously served as the director, International Marketing at the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) where he oversaw consumer marketing, travel trade and media relations in 10 key markets. His experience also includes serving as the marketing manager at VisitBritain Canada and marketing manager USA for Visit Wales.To contact the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Canada, call (416) 485-1550.center_img Travelweek Group Cayman Islands taps Raymond Mathias as BDM, Canada Posted bylast_img read more