Fran Drescher Honored With Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Award

By on October 16, 2019

first_imgOn May 6, 2014, more than 625 tri-state area business, healthcare and community leaders attended the 12th Annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Laugh for Life: New York and raised $700,000 to benefit innovative MMRF approaches to extend patients’ lives and accelerate new treatments to lead to a cure for multiple myeloma, a fatal blood cancer.Walter M. Capone of the MMRF, Fran Drescher, Michael Reinert, Aviva Drescher and Anne Quinn Young celebrating at the 2014 MMRF Laugh for Life: New York“The MMRF Laugh for Life event provides us the opportunity to honor all who are united in our mission to cure myeloma, but especially the courage of patients, their families and friends,” said Walter M. Capone, President of the MMRF. “Thanks to those who inspire and support events like ‘Laugh,’ we are able to accelerate new and even more effective therapies for patients and advance cutting-edge research through our partnerships with the best scientists, researchers and clinicians in institutions and companies worldwide.”The MMRF was proud to honor Fran Drescher, actress, comedian, producer and President and Visionary of Cancer Schmancer Movement, with the Carol Goldschein Spirit of Hope Award presented by Celgene Corporation. This award is presented annually to a patient, caregiver or individual who exemplifies the true spirit of hope – one who generously advocates for the benefit of others, works tirelessly to help cancer patients, and inspires hope through their perseverance. Drescher’s cousin Aviva Drescher, TV personality, author and philanthropist, accepted the award on her behalf. Susie Essman, stand-up comedian, actress, writer, television producer, and voice artist, served as headliner for the comedy event. Michael Reinert, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP and a member of the MMRF Board of Directors, served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.“It’s a huge privilege to be honored by the MMRF, an organization that has had an amazing impact in advancing the field of myeloma research,” said Drescher. “No organization is doing more to shape the future of cancer research and directly benefiting the lives of so many patients.”The MMRF is a leading cancer research foundation that is developing new models and innovative means for accelerating the next generation of myeloma treatments as quickly as possible. The organization is currently spearheading the world’s first and only open access data platform in multiple myeloma, which will empower patients with information to make decisions about their individual medical choices and enable researchers and others to make faster treatment discoveries for this incurable blood cancer.“The MMRF is known for bringing great researchers, scientists and the multiple myeloma community together for a common cause, developing a plan to achieve that cause, and staying with it until the goal is achieved,” said Joel Beetsch, Vice President of Global Patient Advocacy at Celgene Corporation. “Celgene is proud to partner with the MMRF on behalf of the many, many patients and families it serves.”Upcoming MMRF events in the tri-state area include the MMRF Race for Research: Tri-State 5K Walk/Run on June 8, 2014 in New Canaan, CT and the MMRF Fall Gala on November 8, 2014 in Greenwich, CT. For more information on MMRF events, please visit www.themmrf.org/events.last_img read more

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Miss TCI Universe reboot recruits contestants this weekend

By on September 17, 2019

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Mar 2016 – TCI Tourist Board Director, Ralph Higgs confirmed that yes, there are new managers for the Miss Turks and Caicos Universe Pageant and the group introduced themselves via emailed press release today as Island Arrangements whose managing director is Olincia Missick. The group, now responsible for the Miss Turks and Caicos Universe 2016 pageant explained that they specialize in “products, services and experiences for the enjoyment of visitors and residents.” Most importantly, the media release announced the casting call for contestants. In Provo on Friday March 4th, potential contenders for the crown can head over to Rock it Hot Fitness at the Regent Village from 6:30 to 7:30pm and in Grand Turk, the casting is Saturday March 5th from 6 to 7pm at Bohio Resort. For more details, contact [email protected] Related Items:ms. universe tci, olincia misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Burke believes Celtic is his salvation

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first_imgThe Scottish right winger was loaned to Scottish Premier League club Celtic and hopes he can debut soon with his new team.Oliver Burke joined Scottish Premier League club Celtic during this transfer window.The right winger hopes his new club will help him get back to action, as he didn’t have a good time while playing with West Bromwich Albion.“I feel like I have been dying, starving from not playing games,” he said to The Scotsman.“Hopefully now I can come here, enjoy myself and play games. That’s really important to develop me as a player.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“I want to train as hard as I can, give everything for the club and fight for a place in the team,” he added.“It’s upsetting but I know I still have a lot of time on my hands. I’m still a young player so if I keep my head down and keep progressing and working hard hopefully I can reach that potential.”“A lot of hype and pressure came out of that but it’s understandable. That’s just how the football industry works. You have to take the pressure in a way to get through it,” he commented.“That’s not easy. I prefer to focus solely on football, I don’t like looking at media and stuff. I’m happy now. I’m happy to be at Celtic and hopefully, I can enjoy my football here.”last_img read more

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The treasure trove

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgThe genius of jewellery-making in India over the past five millennia will shine through a gallery that is opening in the National Museum (NM) this Friday (7 November). It will showcase varied aesthetics of ornaments across the class, gender and age of the wearer. Alamkara, which features a total of 255 jewels housed in 25 glass cases, will also throw light on techniques of moulding some of the ornaments integral to ancient, medieval and modern history. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’There are also exhibits showing the flora and fauna used in ornamentation, while there is a separate section on amulets. Overall, the attempt is to bring to light to some of the ornaments that have survived the times in different parts of the country. Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the gallery that will give the visitors a peek into ornaments that bear the stamp of regal splendour as well as the ones used in common households. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCurated by frontline jewellery historian Usha Balakrishnan, the permanent gallery housing necklaces, bracelets, pendants, bangles, earplugs, needles and girdles, among others, will make National Museum  the country’s largest repository of jewellery.  The 1949 founded institution did have a similar section till a decade ago when it was closed and the objects moved to a vault inaccessible to the public. NM Director-General Venu V said, ‘The comeback of the gallery was a long standing demand of   heritage lovers, as it was one of the most popular galleries.  The objects have now increased in number and also become better in quality. ‘The catalogue of spectacular objects includes hair ornaments, plaques, marriage pendants, armbands and belts. The ornaments at Alamkara are suggestive of the sense of beauty of the regal classes to common folk over the years’.last_img read more

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ChandigarhDibrugarh Express catches fire 2 dead

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first_imgDarjeeling: Fire broke out in the engine of 15904 Up Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express on Friday. Two persons died when they jumped out of the running train and seven passengers suffered injuries in the incident.The incident occurred around 11:15 am when the train was between Chaterhaat station and Nijbari station in the Phansidewa block of Siliguri. The engine of the running train suddenly caught fire. Soon, the fire spread to the luggage van and the guard’s compartment. A general compartment also caught fire. In a state of panic passengers started jumping out of the moving train. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseTwo died while jumping out of the moving train. The driver managed to stop the train and local residents and police arrived in some time. A fire engine was also called in. The DRM of the North East Frontier Railway also reached the spot. The injured passengers have been admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. A medical team also arrived with the relief train. Another engine drove the train back to the Chaterhaat station where the damaged bogies were separated. At 3:35 pm the train resumed journey for Dibrugarh. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”An inquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Northeast Frontier Railway, Kolkata, Government of India, has been ordered into the incident,” said Pranabjyoti Sharma chief public relations officer. Owing to the incident trains, including the Dibrugarh- New Rajdhani Express, Kamakhya- Puri Express, Silchar- Trivandrum Express and Kamakhya- Rajendranagar Capital Express, were diverted to run via Siliguri Junction-Bagdogra- Alubari Section. All up trains coming towards New Jalpaiguri are also being diverted via this route. This apart, 13173 Up Kanchanjungha Express was detained at Malda Town station from 1:35 pm to 2 pm. Bengal Tourism minister Goutam Deb visited the spot and interacted with the passengers. “Maintenance of the long-distance trains should be emphasised by the Railways,” said Deb.last_img read more

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