23, Jul 2024
Donna T. Gingery Named P.O.W.E.R. Woman of the Month for July 2024

Donna T. Gingery Named P.O.W.E.R. Woman of the Month for July 2024

Prior Lake, MN, July 23, 2024 –Donna T. Gingery of Prior Lake, Minnesota, has been named P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) Woman of the Month for July 2024 for her contributions and achievements in education and the performing arts.

About Donna T. Gingery
Donna T. Gingery is a special education teacher in the Robbinsdale Area Schools located in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. She teaches students in grades 6-8 at the Sandburg Middle School and is also an author. She has written the children’s book “Red and the Egg Pie,” a story about a young African American girl named Red with a big imagination, growing up under the watchful eye of her granny.

The book has been praised for its hilarious storytelling, perfect for ages 3-8 and can be purchased online at LULU.com at: https://www.lulu.com/search?page=1&sortBy=RELEVANCE&q=Red+and+the+egg+pie&pageSize=10&adult_audience_rating=00. She is currently working on publishing another children’s book.

With a background in both education and the performing arts, Gingery has found ways to combine these passions into her work. She has been involved in various theatrical productions and is a long-time member of the International Thespian Society. Donna has also ventured into public speaking, captivating audiences with the art of spoken word, and expressing her creativity through improvisation, singing, and dancing. She has also served as a voice coach where she has directed vocal performances in plays, and both co-directed and directed stage productions. One of the most memorable moments of her career was accompanying students to the White House during the Obama administration, where her students performed for Michelle Obama.

Gingery earned an M.A. in Special Education from St. Thomas University in 2023 and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University in 2010. In her spare time, she likes to dance and do aqua aerobics.

23, Jul 2024
Corona Cero Brings Same Seats as from Olympic Games Venues to Iconic Sunset Destinations Around the World

Corona Cero Brings Same Seats as from Olympic Games Venues to Iconic Sunset Destinations Around the World

July 23, 2024, Sao Paulo : Brazil Today, Corona Cero, the global beer sponsor of the Olympic & Paralympic Games, unveils its Golden Venues activation, bringing the same seats as from the Olympic Games venues in Paris to iconic travel destinations across four continents. This initiative invites fans to reconnect with nature and gives them the opportunity to embrace their own Golden Moments every day as part of Corona Cero’s ‘For Every Golden Moment’ platform. This activation uses the same seats as from some of the Olympic Games venues in Paris, like Champ de Mars, Grand Palais, and Le Concorde and placed them in iconic travel destinations worldwide.

The brand is featuring Golden Venues in 11 breath-taking outdoor settings across 9 countries, including renowned spots such as Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Grand Peninsula Lagonissi in Athens, Greece, and Café Del Mar in Cartagena, Colombia, offering panoramic views of their respective landscapes. The locations were selected for their remarkable sunsets, scenic beauty and cultural significance, offering visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy a touch of the Olympics amidst spectacular natural settings.

“From Greece, Brazil, Japan, South Africa and Argentina, Corona Cero is offering this gift to fans as an opportunity to experience the Olympic golden moment feeling through Golden Venues,” said Clarissa Pantoja, Vice President of Corona Global. “By bringing the same seats as from Olympic Games stadiums used throughout Paris to these incredible locations worldwide, we are reminding fans that golden moments not only exist within the Olympic Games, but also in the beauty of nature that’s around all of us.”

Corona, recognized as the world’s most valuable beer brand in Kantar’s BrandZ global 2024 rankings, has a rich history of promoting outdoor experiences and encouraging environmental stewardship. The brand is committed to fostering connections and creating meaningful moments in locations that resonate with fans globally.

The full list of Golden Venues spans:

Europe

Grand Peninsula Lagonissi in Athens, Greece, a popular beach and sailing destination on the Athenian Riviera with panoramic views of the Saronic Gulf;
Thames Riverfront in Battersea, London, UK, a bustling district with local and tourist attractions, including a riverside promenade, ecological areas, and sports facilities;

South America

Arpoador Beachin Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next to Ipanema beach, this landmark destination is renowned for surfing and the best sunset views in town;
Café Del Mar in Cartagena, Colombia, located 150m high at the top of Old Town, Cafe Del Mar offers 360-views of Cartagena and is known for its stunning sunsets;
Coatepeque Volcano, El Salvador, a volcanic crater located 745 meters above sea level overlooking a 50,000 years old lake;
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, a popular ski destination in the Argentinean Patagonia, surrounded by scenic forests and mountains;
Pichilemu in Punta de Lobos, Chile, a distinct beach with gray sand and large cliffs, Pichilemu is the heart of surf culture in Chile where many of the country’s best surfers learned their skills;

Asia

Morito Beach in Kanagawa, Japan, known for its stunning views of Mt. Fuji, Morito Beach is one of the most famous spots on the coast of the Miura Peninsula;

Africa

South Africa (three locations) including Cape Town’s Signal Hill, offering panoramic views of V&A Waterfront, the Atlantic Ocean, Lion’s Head, and the iconic Table Mountain, one of the world’s Seven Wonders of Nature.

“As the world anticipates the start of the Olympics, we are proud to see Corona Cero bring a touch of the Games to these global iconic locations for more fans to connect to their golden moments,” said Anne-Sophie Voumard, Managing Director IOC Television & Marketing Services. “We hope this gift will inspire people to embrace their own celebratory moments everyday!”

Fans can take in the beauty of nature while celebrating life’s golden moments – together with a refreshing Corona Cero served with a lime, or in any way they prefer to unwind and reconnect with nature. In select locations, the brand is also offering Sunset Hours, which are free concerts by local bands near the Golden Venues locations.

As the first-ever global beer sponsor of the Olympic Games, the no-alcohol beer brand is also elevating the role of moderation in Olympic celebrations globally, creating spaces and moments for cheers and choice in meaningful locations that matter to fans.

AB InBev brands have seen countless new friendships, connections, and experiences built on a shared love of sport and are pleased to be a part of that legacy with decades of historic, award-winning and responsible sports marketing.

The Golden Venues will be open to the public daily during the Olympic Games, starting July 23 with plans to remain in the area after the games.

23, Jul 2024
IYDF India and Rahul Timber Host Charity Event in Vikash Nagar, Purnia

IYDF India and Rahul Timber Host Charity Event in Vikash Nagar, Purnia

July 23, 2024,Purnia, Bihar, India : On July 19, 2024, the philanthropic company Rahul Timber successfully orchestrated a charity event at Samaj Rachna Kendra in Purnia, Bihar. Organized by Mr. Priyesh Singh, the event saw the participation of four dedicated volunteers: Aman Raj, Kishan Anand, Satyam Kumar, and Ankit Singh.

During the event, volunteers handed out a variety of essential supplies to the community, including rice, cooking oil, notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, and biscuits. The distribution of these items aimed to assist families in need and alleviate their daily burdens.

Sponsored by IYDF, this event highlighted the collective support and commitment of various sectors towards philanthropic efforts. Through this initiative, Rahul Timber demonstrated its sense of social responsibility and compassion, further promoting community harmony and development.

The event not only provided tangible assistance to the community residents but also spread love and warmth, inspiring more people to get involved in charitable activities and contribute to building a better society.​

23, Jul 2024
IYDF Collaborates with Lokpriya Pustak Sansaar for Community Children’s Aid Initiative

IYDF Collaborates with Lokpriya Pustak Sansaar for Community Children's Aid Initiative

July 23, 2024,Usman Pur Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India : On a scorching summer day, the Usman Pur Basti community was enveloped in warmth and compassion. A charitable event orchestrated by Nishant Awasthi, founder of Lokpriya Pustak Sansaar, brought vital necessities to the community’s underprivileged children, making it a heartwarming highlight of the day.

The event, held near Sai Mandir Kidwai Nagar in Usman Pur Basti, attracted many residents and volunteers. Nishant Awasthi, along with his team members Mudit Awasthi, Harshit Verma, Arjun, Ashish Bajpai, and Vineet, carefully assembled dozens of packages. Each package contained 2 kg of rice, 2 kg of flour, 2 kg of sugar, 2 kg of pulses, 1 liter of milk, biscuits, snacks, and 1 liter of cooking oil. These supplies not only met the children’s basic needs but also brought a touch of joy and hope to their lives.

“Our goal is to make every child feel loved and cared for through these small gestures,” said Nishant Awasthi at the event. His tone was filled with deep concern for the community and the children.

This event was more than just a distribution of supplies; it was a demonstration of love and unity. The enthusiastic participation of volunteers, the support of community members, and the smiles on the children’s faces embodied the core values of the initiative. Each package symbolized not just essential goods, but also care and hope.

As the event concluded, Nishant Awasthi and his team did not stop there. They pledged to continue addressing the community’s needs and plan more humanitarian aid activities, aiming to give back to society and support those in greatest need.

23, Jul 2024
Sonu Tanty Leads Successful Community Aid Event in Rourkela

Sonu Tanty Leads Successful Community Aid Event in Rourkela

July 23, 2024,Rourkela, Orissa, India : On July 20, 2024, in Rourkela, a community aid event organized by philanthropist Sonu Tanty was successfully held at the Service to Humanity Foundation orphanage. Spearheaded by Sonu Tanty, owner of Loovus Studio, the event saw the participation of five dedicated volunteers: Tripti Bhumij, Biswashree Behera, Anu Bhumij, Rechal Kachap, and Jayant.

From 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, the volunteers actively assisted the children, providing donations of underwear, a month’s worth of daily necessities, a hearty lunch, and chocolates. These generous contributions brought both practical help and emotional warmth to the children.

The atmosphere was heartwarming, as the children enjoyed a delicious lunch with the volunteers and expressed their gratitude. In addition to the donations, the volunteers engaged in games and interactions, fostering deeper connections with the children.

This event not only showcased Loovus Studio’s commitment to the community but also highlighted the social responsibility upheld by Sonu Tanty and her team. The event received widespread support and praise, raising awareness about the welfare of orphaned children within the community.

Sonu Tanty remarked, “We hope that through such activities, we can help more people in need and encourage more individuals to participate in charitable endeavors.” She also mentioned that Loovus Studio will continue to promote similar charitable activities to improve the living conditions of vulnerable groups in the community.

The success of this event has laid a solid foundation for future philanthropic actions, inspiring more businesses and individuals to engage in social service and charitable efforts, and contributing to a more harmonious society.

22, Jul 2024
CEE to Host Webinar on CRISPR

McLean, VA, July 22, 2024 — The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), advisor to the Congressional STEM Education Caucus, will host an exciting webinar discussion, “Conversation with Dr. Feng Zhang,” focused on the future of CRISPR and its increased uses, including participant Q & A on Tuesday, July 23 between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. EST via Zoom.

Guest Speaker:

Feng Zhang, Ph.D. is a core institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, as well as an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, co-director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Center for Molecular Therapeutics at MIT, the James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, and a professor at MIT, with joint appointments in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering. Zhang is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Zhang is a molecular biologist seeking to improve human health by discovering approaches to modulate cellular programs, including returning diseased, stressed, or aged cells to a more healthful state. He is a recipient of many awards including the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Tang Prize, the Canada Gairdner International Award, and the Merkin Institute Fellowship at the Broad. Zhang is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Zhang received his A.B. in chemistry and physics from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University. He is a 1999 alum of CEE’s Research Science Institute and serves as a CEE Trustee.

Moderator:

David Cheng is CTO of Arbor Biotechnologies. He brings over 15 years of experience in technology and computer science to Arbor. He co-developed the Arbor computational discovery platform and is a leading contributor to the discovery of Arbor’s CRISPR nucleases and CRISPR-associated transposases. From 2019 through April 2021, David led Arbor as CEO. Prior to Arbor, David developed market-leading quantitative, automated trading strategies at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Previously, David worked on parallel computing and information retrieval algorithms, and was an inventor of “autocomplete” predictions. David was also a member of the 4-person team that represented the United States at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). David received his M.Eng. and B.S. in Computer Science from MIT. He is also a 1999 alum of CEE’s Research Science Institute.

This online seminar is comprised of 45 minutes of panel discussion followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Through its network of research scientists and world-class presenters, CEE offers this program as part of a series to articulate recent advances in technology while also meaningfully addressing core challenges for public policymakers, ethicists, computer scientists, software engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, and business executives.

22, Jul 2024
IYDF India and Redeem Industry Lead Heartwarming Aid Event for Hanamkonda HOPE Children’s Home

IYDF India and Redeem Industry Lead Heartwarming Aid Event for Hanamkonda HOPE Children’s Home

Monday, July 22,Hanamkonda, Telangana, India : On July 19, 2024, in Hanamkonda, Telangana, Mr. Arun Kumar Pasuladi, CEO of Redeem Industry, spearheaded a heartfelt humanitarian aid event. Accompanied by six dedicated volunteers, Mr. Pasuladi visited the HOPE Children’s Home in Hanamkonda, delivering vital necessities to the children in need.

The volunteers participating in this impactful effort included Thomas, Anil, Kavya, Sumalatha, Suma Sindhuri, and Prabhasini. They tirelessly brought compassion and hope to the children by distributing new clothes and school bags, aiming to enhance their comfort and enrich their lives.

The event took place at the HOPE Children’s Home, a charitable institution devoted to helping homeless and underprivileged children. Through this initiative, the volunteers provided not only material support but also conveyed care and warmth through their actions.

Notably, the event received significant sponsorship and support from IYDF, an organization renowned for its steadfast commitment to social welfare initiatives. This sponsorship underscores IYDF’s dedication to child welfare and its continuous efforts to promote social good.

The atmosphere at the event was filled with warmth and emotion. To express their gratitude, the children prepared and performed a heartfelt song for the volunteers. Their touching performance deeply moved everyone present, fostering a closer bond between the volunteers and the children.

At the event, Mr. Arun Kumar Pasuladi remarked, “We hope that through such activities, we can make these children feel the care and warmth of society. We also aim to inspire more companies and individuals to join us in creating a better living environment for these children.”

The successful execution of this event not only demonstrated Redeem Industry’s commitment to corporate social responsibility but also highlighted the power of philanthropy. We look forward to more such initiatives in the future, bringing more positive energy to society.

22, Jul 2024
Groom India Salon & Spa (Naturals Salon) Appoints Sanjay Enishetty as New CEO

Chennai, July 22, 2024…Groom India Salon & Spa, better known as Naturals Salon, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sanjay Enishetty as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Enishetty is a seasoned professional with over 18 years of extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in the investments and startup sector.

Sanjay Enishetty, CEO

Mr. Enishetty’s impressive career includes a decade immersed in the startup ecosystem and venture capital industry. He brings to Naturals Salon a wealth of institutional and industry knowledge, coupled with a strong track record of leadership and strategic innovation. His expertise spans a wide array of functional areas, including strategy, marketing, brand development, and strategic business development.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. C K Kumaravel, Co-Founder and CMD of Naturals Salons, said, “Sanjay brings over 18 years of experience in venture capital investments, startups, and innovation. Having known him for the past 7 to 8 years, I have witnessed his ability to turn potential into success. His innovative mindset and strategic approach are precisely what we need to evolve and thrive. Though his background isn’t in traditional retail, his extensive experience and fresh ideas make him the perfect leader to take Naturals Salos forward. With over 6 million loyal customers, we have built a remarkable network of women entrepreneurs. However, we recognize that the future lies in Beauty-Tech. AI and other tools will revolutionize the beauty space, making it more exciting and attractive. I look forward to a new chapter of growth, innovation, and achievement under Sanjay’s leadership.”

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, CEO, Mr. Sanjay Enishetty stated, “I am thrilled to join the Naturals team. Naturals has an excellent business model and a talented management team. As we embark on a new phase of transformation, I believe my broad experience in strategy, brand development, and innovation will serve us well. I understand what it takes to conceive, launch, and manage a company during a shift in business vision. We are uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role in the industry, and I am excited to drive this change. My key responsibility areas (KRAs) will focus on expanding the business globally, introducing tech and innovative solutions in the beauty segment, and launching new initiatives that will enhance our brand and drive growth.”

Prior to joining Natural’s, Sanjay was a founder at 99SA Ventures, an early-stage SaaS focus operator model fund plus venture studio and also had an advisory position at T-Hub, which is India’s largest innovation hub for startups located in Hyderabad. His role here included setting up the funding ecosystem by building an Angel network.

Prior to this was the MD &CEO at 50K Ventures, an angel fund that invested in early-stage startups. Exited with 5 portfolio startups in 2021.

Sanjay is an MBA in HR and marketing.

Sanjay will be based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and will report to the Board.

About Naturals Salon

Naturals Salon launched in the early 2000s and focuses on premium beauty care. It currently counts 800 outlets in India and plans to expand its brick-and-mortar presence to reach a total of 3,000 salon stores by the year 2025. Naturals was conceived with the idea of the modern Indian. Founded by K. Veena whose knowledge of the international beauty industry pioneered a new era in the hair and beauty care industry in India, Naturals has made a path-breaking change in the way the beauty industry has been perceived.

So in the early 2000s, she made that dream a reality by setting up her first salon in Chennai. It took her only a while to understand the market potential and the ever-increasing demand for professional grooming. In 2004 her husband co-founder & CEO, CK Kumaravel joined and ever since then, the Naturals team has been able to meet every challenge in this competitive industry. Today, Naturals is India’s most prominent chain of hair and beauty salons. Thanks to our world-class service, courteous staff and loyal support from our patrons, Naturals now has 800+ salons across the sub-continent and aims to expand to 3000 salons by 2029.

20, Jul 2024
Neal McDonough to Host the 2024 Young Artist Academy Awards

Neal McDonough to Host the 2024 Young Artist Academy Awards

Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2024 –Actor Neal McDonough (Yellowstone, Minority Report, Captain America, Walking Tall, Band of Brothers) will host the 2024 Young Artist Academy™ Awards on Sunday, July 21. Held at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, CA, the annual ceremony will recognize young performers ages 5-18 in film, TV, streaming, podcast, dance and influence.

Noted for sometimes playing darker yet likable characters, Neal McDonough has been praised for his commitment to faith and family, even at great financial loss and years of backlash. Now the acclaimed Tulsa King star will take the stage to welcome hundreds of young nominated artists, many of whom are about to receive one of Hollywood’s highest honors.

Due to the 2023 union strikes, the 44th Young Artist Academy™ Awards were postponed and are now merged with the 45th class of nominees in a single star-studded awards show.

What: 2024 Young Artist Academy™ Awards
When: July 21, 2024, 4:30pm
Where: Directors Guild of America, Hollywood CA

20, Jul 2024
Bawana Infra Leads the Way: Planting Five Thousand Saplings for a Greener Future

New Delhi: Bawana Infra has once again initiated a plantation drive with the motto of “Clean and Green Bawana“. On 18 July, Bawana Infra launched a plantation campaign in Delhi’s Bawana Industrial Area with the target of planting 5,000 saplings in a day. Various fruit trees and flower plants have been planted across sectors one to four of the industrial area under this campaign.

Five thousand saplings planted by Bawana Infra in a day in Bawana Industrial Area

This event started from sector four and was led by Chief Guest Sanjeev Mittal, MD, DSIIDC, who planted a Gulmohar sapling. DSIIDC’s CE S.N. Saran also joined him on this occasion. Moreover, Bawana ACP Vivek Bhagat, CISF Commandant Vijay Kumar, Additional Division Officer of Bawana Fire Department R.K. Sinha, and Tata Power District Manager Naveen Kumar also participated in this plantation drive on a special invitation.

Bawana Infra’s Executive Director Pulkit Agarwal said that every year they run a plantation campaign in the Bawana Industrial Area with the slogan “Clean and Green Bawana.” This year the plantation campaign will continue until August 15, 2024, and during this thirty thousand different trees and plants such as Gulmohar, Jamun, Arjun, Pilkhan, Amaltash, Guava, Neem, Papri, and others will be planted. This plantation drive in the Bawana Industrial Area is being carried out with the support of DSIIDC, Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Department, CISF, TPDDL, factory unions, and factory owners.