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Tag: 上海千花网官网 419 Simon Fuller Honored By Childrens Health Fund

first_imgLast week in New York, British music entrepreneur Simon Fuller was honored in front of an audience of 5,000 music fans at the historic Radio City Music Hall at a star-studded benefit concert to mark the 25th year of the Children’s Health Fund.At the concert, Simon Fuller, the CEO of XIX Entertainment and creator of “American Idol”, received the Founders’ Award to acknowledge his role as Creator and Executive Producer of “Idol Gives Back”, a record-breaking TV telethon that has raised $185 million for good causes since 2007.The Award was made by four-time Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Pauley, who revealed that Fuller’s work has resulted in over $22 million being paid out to the Children’s Health Fund, allowing the CHF to build seven new mobile clinics, to expand its clinical teams, and to increase the number of patients served by 36% over the last five years.Hosted by founder of the Children’s Health Fund and award-winning musician Paul Simon, the event also featured appearances and filmed tributes from Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Sting, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Morgan Freeman, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and others, all of whom donated their time due to the shared concern for health and well-being of underserved children in the US.On receiving his award, Simon Fuller commented: “I visited the Bronx a month ago with Paul Simon to see the ‘American Idol’ CHF mobile units at work, and so can vouch for the amazing job that’s being done. As a first-time dad of a young baby daughter I know how important it is to look after a child’s health, and it makes me very proud to receive this award tonight on behalf of everyone involved with ‘Idol Gives Back’.”Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder of the Children’s Health Fund, said: “Simon Fuller has changed the face of our organization. He has literally helped us to serve thousands of additional children and their lives will never be the same.”“Idol Gives Back” has raised over $185 million through televised appeals in the 2007, 2008 and 2010 seasons of “American Idol”. As well as the Children’s Health Fund, “Idol Gives Back” has supported Save the Children, Malaria No More, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, and many other worthwhile causes.The Children’s Health Fund was founded in 1987 by singer Paul Simon and paediatrician Irwin Redlener, and is the leading provider of mobile-based healthcare for the homeless and low-income children and families in the US. For more information about the Children’s Heal Fund, click here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网官网 419 Harper met Bruce Carsons former escort lover at 24 Sussex party

first_imgBy Kenneth Jackson and Jorge BarreraATPN National NewsBruce Carson took his former fiancee Barbara Lynn Khan to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the grounds of his official residence during a going away party for the prime minister’s outgoing chief of staff Ian Brodie.Khan told APTN that she found Harper “approachable” and “friendly” during a conversation.A Conservative Party spokesperson confirmed Monday that Khan visited the grounds of 24 Sussex during the June 2008 garden party.Khan was deported to Canada from the U.S in 2006 on a felony conviction stemming from her part in running an escort agency in Charlotte, North Carolina.“I can confirm that (Khan) was at Mr. Brodie’s farewell party at 24 Sussex,” said Conservative Party spokesperson Alykhan Velshi, in an email. “That’s the only time we are aware of that she visited 24 Sussex.”Khan said her conversation with Harper dispelled in her mind the caricature of the prime minister often portrayed in the media.“I was surprised because Harper is portrayed as being cold and indifferent, which I did not see a hint of that evening,” said Khan.“Mrs. (Laureen) Harper was genuinely warm and an incredibly gracious hostess…Everyone attending was pleasant and the evening was an experience I will always remember.”Carson, a former senior adviser to the prime minister, is currently the focus of an RCMP investigation triggered by a request from the Prime Minister’s Office.Carson met Khan by chance on an Ottawa street shortly after she came back to Canada and was working as an escort. Their relationship ended last year after about four years.The PMO made the written request to the RCMP after an official met with APTN reporters investigating Carson’s lobbying activities for an Ottawa-based water filtration company. The company was seeking to sell its product to First Nations communities hard hit by dirty water.The company, H2O Pros which later formed H2O Global Group to deal with potential contracts, also had a financial agreement with Michele McPherson, a former Ottawa escort who Carson said was his fiancee.Carson met McPherson in March 2010 and Khan in 2006.APTN obtained emails written by Carson where he promoted the company to Indian Affairs officials. Carson also claimed to have inside government knowledge in the emails.Brodie was Harper’s chief of staff until he left the post on July 1, 2008.In an email to APTN, Brodie said he remembered Carson at the party, but not Khan.“I remember Bruce was there, but otherwise, can’t help,” said Brodie.The PMO referred questions about Khan’s presence at 24 Sussex to the Conservative Party.The PMO, however, continues to refuse comment on whether Carson, who had only Secret-level clearance, had access to Top Secret information on Afghanistan and on Canadian allies involved in the war.Quoting an anonymous source, the Toronto Star reported last week that Carson had access to Top Secret information after he was handed the Afghanistan file.“We don’t comment on security matters,” said the PMO in an emailed statement.Brodie told APTN he doubted Carson had access to Top Secret files, which were handled separately and securely.The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Department of National Defence and Foreign Affairs all referred questions on the matter to the Privy Council Office (PCO).A PCO spokesman said there would be no comment on current or former employees.Harper has faced questions throughout the election campaign over how Carson could have obtained security clearance with five criminal convictions on his record and two bankruptcies.Harper has said he was only aware of Carson’s two criminal convictions in the 1980s, not the three convictions in 1990 uncovered by The Canadian Press.Harper said he would not have hired Carson is he knew the full extent of his criminal record.Carson, who told APTN he was a close friend of Harper, said he disclosed everything during the security clearance process, which was handled by mid-level PCO [email protected]@aptn.calast_img read more

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