In celebration of the Holiday Season, Rainforest Fund co-founders Sting and Trudie Styler announce that they will be joined by Chris Botti, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and more artists to be named shortly for the Rainforest Fund Benefit concert, “BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE”.This star-studded evening will take place on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 7 pm in the Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.These musicians and performers will take to the stage to raise awareness and funds for the important work the Rainforest Fund provides to communities of indigenous peoples throughout Brazil and other countries including Belize, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.With the generous support of some of the world’s most well-known artists and philanthropists, the evening continues to be one of the most sought-after tickets of the New York social calendar, raising more than $30 million with all proceeds donated to Rainforest Fund projects and programs.The biennial Rainforest Fund concert provides a major source of funding for the work of the Fund, which was started by Sting and Trudie in 1989, out of a desire to help a community of indigenous Amazonian people in Brazil. Since this humble start, the work of the Fund has expanded to include 23 countries on three continents. Partnering with more than 100 local organizations, The Fund seeks to conserve the environment as well as support hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in their fight to protect their rights to their own land, livelihoods and cultures.For further information on the Rainforest Fund, please visit: www.rainforestfund.org.
APTN National News The mayor of a small Saskatchewan town issued an apology to the head of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Tuesday for his past prejudices against Indigenous peoples.Rob Hundeby was in Saskatoon on Tuesday afternoon to sign a memorandum of understanding with Cameron and the FSIN.“You can’t have hatred boil up,” Hundeby said. “You have to seek forgiveness, whether you’ve been wronged or you wronged somebody else.”They want to start a new education initiative in the community to help teach youth and elected officials about racial inclusion and move toward reconciliation.Hundeby said when he was growing up, the stereotype of Indigenous people was that they were lazy and didn’t want jobs.Hundeby said the birth of his children and re-examining his Christian faith led to a shift in thinking, and he now knows he was wrong.Chief Bobby Cameron praised the apology saying it took a lot of heart and courage.Cameron said Hundeby approached him after hearing his speech about reconciliation to the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association.Cameron encouraged the mayor to make his apology a public one.While Elbow town council unanimously approved the signing, Hundeby doesn’t know how his constituents will react.“I don’t know how this is going to be perceived,” he said. “It’s a leap of faith.”Elbow is 133 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.email@example.com— with files from the Canadian Press
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppButch Stewart getting into the cow business. Not herding them, but cooking them and on December 12, Sandals will open its first steak house at its resort in Grenada. At one of his recently acquired resorts, LaSource there will be a restaurant called Butch’s Chophouse. You should see the cowskin-desgined caravan his marketing team is sporting in New York to promote the Sandals High Steaks Giveaway… you get it, high steaks! The sweepstakes invites the public to take a picture of the Sandals-branded SUV that has been moving around the Tri-State Area since Nov. 12. The pictures are to be submitted at Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #SandalsSteakhouse for a chance to win the free trip. There is no limit to the amount of entries one person can submit, according to Sandals’ and the contest ends Tuesday, Nov. 26. Obviously the steak house is named after Sandal’s chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart. Related Items:
Facebook Chris Cornell’s Children Discuss His Legacy chris-cornells-children-discuss-their-fathers-musical-legacy-it-was-his-passion News Twitter Chris Cornell’s Children Discuss Their Father’s Musical Legacy: “It Was His Passion” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 13, 2019 – 4:16 pm Toni & Christopher Cornell | 2019 GRAMMYs Backstage at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni and son Christopher talk about their father’s posthumous GRAMMY win and his role as a fatherNate HertweckGRAMMYs Feb 13, 2019 – 5:57 pm In perhaps the most bittersweet moment of the 61st GRAMMY Awards, late rock icon Chris Cornell won Best Rock Performance posthumously for his captivating song “When Bad Does Good.” Cornell’s family was in attendance, and his daughter Toni and son Christopher accepted the award on his behalf. Email “I never thought we would be standing here without my dad,” Christopher said during their acceptance speech at the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony. “I’m sure he would be proud and honored. He was a rock icon, the Godfather of grunge and a creator of a movement. While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for, for us, is for being the greatest father and our hero.””His voice was his vision and his music was his peace,” Toni added, before thanking her mother, Vicky, who compiled the four-disc retrospective box-set containing “When Bad Does Good.” “Thank you to our mom — his love, his muse and his savior who continues to carry out our father’s legacy … this is for you, daddy.”Backstage at the 61st GRAMMYs, our own one-on-one interview host Ted Stryker got the chance to speak with Toni and Christopher after their father’s GRAMMY win. Stryker, who had spoken with Chris Cornell many times in the past, asked Toni and Christopher how it felt to accept the award on their father’s behalf. “He was always working so hard. It was his passion,” Toni told Stryker backstage. “To see him win is so rewarding but at the same time, I wish he was here.”While Cornell’s incredible legacy as a songwriter, vocalist and musician looms large, his children also offered insight on his role as a father. “He was always there,” Toni continued. “There was never a time he wasn’t there. Even when he was on tour, we would always speak to him. He was just so hands-on, and he always made sure we were okay, that we were safe, and of course with our mom involved, too. He was such an involved father, and I think that’s the worst part about everything that’s happened.”Cornell passed away on May 17, 2017. Just last month, the star-studded tribute concert I Am The Highway was held in Los Angeles featuring performances by Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Josh Homme, Adam Levine, Ziggy Marley, Metallica, Miguel, and Chris Stapleton.Cornell has 16 total career GRAMMY nominations and his posthumous win at this year’s GRAMMY marked the third of his illustrious career, the first two coming at the 37th GRAMMY Awards for 1994 when Soundgarden took home Best Hard Rock Performance for “Black Hole Sun” and Best Metal Performance for “Spoonman.” 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominees And Winners List Read more
Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Post a comment 19 Photos Tim Cook Apple Tim Cook says Apple isn’t a monopoly. CNBC Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s tired of the perception that all tech companies are cut from the same cloth, especially from vocal figures in Washington who have called for his company to be broken up.”I’m frustrated that tech is painted as monolithic. Tech is not monolithic,” Cook said Monday during an interview with CNBC, comparing the idea to the notion that all restaurants are alike. The suggestion that tech giants need to be broken up was floated by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in March. The Democratic presidential candidate said tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook have too much influence over our lives and would like to see them broken up.In Apple’s case, Warren says Apple’s App Store gives the company too much of a competitive advantage.”Apple, you’ve got to break it apart from their App Store. It’s got to be one or the other,” Warren said. “Either they run the platform or they play in the store.”Cook, unsurprisingly, doesn’t see things the way Warren does.”I don’t think anybody would call us a monopoly,” Cook said. “We’re geographically in the same location as a lot of tech companies, and that is about the extent of the commonality.”Warren sees tech companies gaining too much power over the economy, society and democracy. She’s also suggested passing laws that prevent large e-commerce platforms (with global annual revenue of $25 billion or more) from owning both the platform and any sellers on it.”They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else,” she wrote in a blog post about the tech titans. “And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.”During his CNBC interview, Cook also sought to distance his company from the waves of data privacy scandals that have flowed through the tech community. “We don’t traffic in your data,” he said, defending how the company curates its platform. “We’ve always curated … we don’t get wrapped up in a pretzel about saying, ‘No, that doesn’t go on our platform, no that app doesn’t work, and therefore it’s not going in the App Store,'” he said. “I know that that has opened us for criticism.”But it’s a part of being a shop owner or whatever. If you own the shop on the corner, you decide what goes in your store.” 18 Apple products that changed the world Tags Apple Tech Industry Politics Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice • 0 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Tim Cook says keep Apple out of tech breakup talk Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All
Sunny Deol joins BJP; likely to contest Lok Sabha elections from GurdaspurIBTimes INBJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir during a roadshow ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi on April 26, 2019.IANSTrouble seems to be following cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir after an FIR was filed against him for holding a rally without taking prior permission.The FIR was filed by the Delhi Police under the direction of the Election Commission for Gambhir violating the Moral code of Conduct of the elections. The election rally was held in Jungpura on April 25, Thursday, according to reports.Gambhir is one of the newest members of the Bharatiya Janata Party and will be contesting from the East Delhi constituency. He was inducted into the party in March in the presence of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.Aitishi, Gambhir’s rival in the East Delhi constituency, called Gambhir out on Twitter after the FIR was filed against him. She tweeted, “First, Discrepancies in nomination papers. Then, Criminal offence of having 2 voter IDs. Now, FIR for illegal rally. My question to @GautamGambhir: When you don’t know the rules, why play the game? (sic).” However, this is not the only controversy which has followed the former cricketer. Atishi had earlier filed a criminal complaint against him for holding two voter ID cards for two separate constituencies, which is illegal. She filed the complaint at the Tis Hazara court in Delhi. She alleged that Gambhir had the voter’s ID cards for Karol Bagh and Rajinder Nagar.Possessing two voter ID cards is in direct violation of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) and if Gambhir is found guilty, he will face one year jail time. His hearing will take place on May 1.Earlier this week, both the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party had called for the disqualification of Gambhir over an alleged problem in his nomination papers. However, their claims were rubbished by the polling officer who said that there is “substantial compliance” in his papers and his nomination will be accepted, reports NDTV.Gambhir’s nomination exposed the fact that he is the richest candidate to be fielded in Delhi with Rs 147 crore worth of movable and immovable assets.
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar.PR HandoutVaralaxmi Sarathkumar has come down heavily on the three movie reviewers, who made distasteful comments on female characters in Nerkonda Paarvai in their film review on their YouTube channel. Their insensitive views sparked outrage with a few celebs condemning their conversation in the clip.”I hope those 3 men get raped in jail..so we can say..hey we dont feel sorry for you..we jus dont feel like caring..because you asked for it by opening you big damn mouths…and calling it a review..please shut ur mouths..#ShameOnYou #insensitice #ignorant. [sic]” Varalaxmi tweeted.”Hahahhaah…they are not even worth a single tweet bcos that just means more people will watch their nonsensical so called review..my god how backward are these people..?? Are you serious..?? You dont care what happens to girls just bcos they are outgoing..?? *****#####***** [sic]” she vented her anguish on Twitter.After watching the movie in the special preview, the reviewers debated how the content is misfit to the Tamil society while rejecting the message the movie tries to convey.One of the members in the panel claims that people does not feel sympathy towards the women’s plight in Nerkonda Paarvai because they belong to upper-class of the society. “They party in pubs, drink, discuss about losing virginity which is the reason why people become disinterested in the fight for justice. It is the drawback of the film,” the reviewer says.Another member adds that going to pubs and having sex is normal in North India.”But Tamil culture is different which is why the audience will not have sympathy towards the victims in Nerkonda Paarvai,” another reviewer adds.The core theme of Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai is about patriarchal society and deals with the idea of consent. In fact, the reviewers’ comments expose the flawed beliefs of men towards women and how blaming the victims in sexual assault case have become a norm in the society. Ajith Kumar and Vidya Balan in Nerkonda Paarvai.PR HandoutHowever, the video has been removed from their channel following the massive outrage.