Week 01: January 01-January 07, 2019
ENTERTAINMENT: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
(NEW YORK, January 01 2019) Journalists from CNN, Fox News, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, TIME, Rappler (Philippines), Bloomberg, and Reuters accompanied the Committee to Protect Journalists--Official Charity Honoree of Times Square New Year's Eve. They pushed a crystal button to start the 60-second countdown to the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball.
Credit: Ian Hardy for Countdown Entertainment; (Left to Right) Joel Simon, Executive Director of NYE Charity Honoree, Committee to Protect Journalists; Karen Toulon, Senior Editor, Bloomberg; Matt Murray, Editor-in-Chief, The Wall Street Journal; Rebecca Blumenstein, Deputy Managing Editor, The New York Times; Jon Scott, Anchor, Fox Report Weekend on Fox News Channel; Alisyn Camerota, Co-Anchor, CNN New Day; First Lady Chirlane McCray; Mayor Bill de Blasio; Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC; Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and “This Week” Co-Anchor, ABC News; Karen Attiah, Global Opinions Editor, The Washington Post; Vladimir Duthiers, Correspondent, CBS News and Anchor, CBSN; Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief, TIME; Maria Ressa, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor, Rappler in the Philippines; Daniel Trotta, Correspondent, Reuters
"It was inspiring to see so many journalists welcome 2019 by standing together to support an essential principle of American democracy -- press freedom," declared Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
SOURCE: Times Square New Year's Eve
MUSIC: HARRIS INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Harris Celebrates 30th (CNW Group/Harris Institute)
(TORONTO, January 02, 2019) Harris Institute celebrates its 30th Anniversary by offering $30,000 in educational scholarships if enrolled in a program starting March 25, or July 15, 2019. All programs are face-to-face on campus. Graduates of Harris Institute have won or been nominated for 247 awards in the past 2 years. Sixty percent of faculty have won awards within their subject area. There are three recording studios on campus. In 2005, Harris Institute partnered with University of the West of Scotland to offer BA, or BSc with full scholarship, and masters degrees with partial scholarships. Billboard Magazine ranked Harris Institute as a Top 11 School. Harris Institute student body come from 142 countries.
SOURCE: Harris Institute
TRAVEL: SAUDI ARABIA E-VISA
(LONDON, January 02, 2019) Saudi Arabia has introduced e-Visas (electronic visas) for international sports fans to visit its Formula E motor championship race. Part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 plan to put its global tourism on the map its visa process platform is uncomplicated for foreign travelers to access the country. Saudi Arabia worked with UNESCO to build the racing track from existing infrastructure towards greater sustainability.
SOURCE: Business Reporter
HUMAN RIGHTS: ANTI-DISCRIMINATION
(NEW YORK, January 03, 2019) Anti-discrimination is considered being rolled back within education, and housing by the Trump administration. Anti-discrimination is led by disparate impact regulations to identify and fight illegal practices that harm minorities, gender, and other groups. Deputy legal director, Jeff Robinson, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the Trump administration should fight for respect, dignity, and equality. Signs of bias exist in decision-making, which are "often hidden to protect against civil rights enforcement."
FASHION: PLATINUM JEWELRY @ GOLDEN GLOBES
Lady Gaga (PR Newswire)
(LOS ANGELES, January 06, 2019) Platinum jewelry with diamonds, and colored gemstones (i.e., rubies, emeralds) were popular at the Golden Globes red carpet. A-list celebrities chose Cartier, Chopard, Harry Winston, Lorraine Schwartz, Neil Lane, and Tiffany & Co. for their white platinum selection. Lady Gaga chose platinum from Tiffany & Co. wearing over 100-carats of diamonds set in platinum (i.e., necklace, earrings, bracelets) valued over $435,000, while Isla Fisher wore $5.5 million in platinum jewelry by Harry Winston. Nicole Kidman wore Draperie cluster earrings with rubies and diamonds (17.16-carats), set in platinum by Harry Winston. Kristen Bell wore approximately 130-carats of diamonds set in platinum (i.e., earrings, bracelets, rings) by Harry Winston. Catherine Zeta Jones wore platinum jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz.
SOURCE: Platinum Guild International USA