Banker raises $6,000 online in two days for marathon run

first_img Owen Belman, head of consumer banking at Standard Chartered UAE in Dubai, has raised over $6,000 in the first two days after publishing his sponsorship web page promoting his charity marathon run next month.According to Trade Arabia, Belman will be running in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2006 in January. He is raising money for Seeing Is Believing, Standard Chartered’s initiative that aims to restore sight to one million people over the next three years.He set up the page using the campaign’s tool, provided by New Zealand-based FundraiseOnline, to assist supporters wishing to raise funds. As well as handling online donations, the tool enables volunteer fundraisers to maintain a blog, updating their supporters on their progress. Advertisement Banker raises $6,000 online in two days for marathon run Howard Lake | 28 December 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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How to grab attention

first_imgHow to grab attentionOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Training professionals need to stand up and be noticed. Here corporate imageconsultant Lesley Everett gives an expert view on making a positive impact whenpresenting to an audienceOne of the biggest problems in business today is not the lack of expertise,knowledge and skills, but rather the lack of an effective delivery system toconvey that knowledge with maximum impact. First of all, we need to be aware of the facts that surround the way wepresent ourselves. We can then fully appreciate the power of our personal imageand the absolute need to present a positive impact in our non-verbalcommunication, particularly – and essentially – in a business environment. We tend to believe what we see rather than what we hear, therefore if thereis no synergy or consistency between our non-verbal communication – that is ourbody language and our appearance – and the key messages portrayed by our wordsand marketing collateral, our non-verbal message is very likely to be taken asthe reality. Much research has been done in this area. Studies into how we come across toan audience, at one-to-one meetings or large audience presentations, show thatthe impression and impact we make is clearly split into three separateelements: – Appearance and body language – Quality of voice – Content or words This research shows that the impact we make on our audience is 93 per centbased on our total personal package. We cannot afford, therefore, to ignore thepotentially negative impression we could present of ourselves, our company andour product. Of course, we are not talking about fooling our audience into believingwe’re something we’re not, but about making sure our image does not obstructhow we project qualities and abilities. Great words and content will not erase a poor appearance, and remember, whilewords alone are not enough to ensure success, a poor image will almostguarantee failure. What impression are you left with if a presenter looks scruffy? I bet thatfirstly you’d be distracted and therefore not listening 100 per cent to thewords. You would also have a lack of respect for this presenter because theyare not commanding respect from you, by not paying attention to the way theyhave chosen to present themselves to you. Would you feel comfortable working with this person on an important projector employing them to represent your company or brand? Research also shows that we make almost instant judgments about people whenwe meet them for the first time. We determine how professional or creative theyare purely by the way they look and speak. In the first five seconds, we have made significant assumptions and in thenext five seconds we add another 50 per cent to that impression. Sell yourself We should all think about our own unique selling points and consider our ownpersonal “brand”. How do we really want to be perceived and how do we get these points across?Take a long look at yourself and assess your strengths – these can be yourdifferentiators and are to be capitalised on. Any weaknesses must be addressedin order not to get in the way of making a positive impact. Corporate imageWe also need to consider the corporate image of the company we arerepresenting. Millions of pounds are often spent on branding, advertising,office premises, and so on, but what about the image of our people? As we’ve seen, personal presentation accounts for around 93 per cent of theimpression we make, so surely companies should be investing in staff trainingand coaching in this area? Let’s think about your corporate image and culture. Try to put yourself inthe shoes of a potential client – what adjectives describe your company, itsapproach and its products? If your company prides itself on its creativity and dynamism, you should bereflecting this. For maximum impact and consistency, we need to ensure that we and our teamalso portray the right values in the way we present ourselves. And let’s consider the desired messages of quality and professionalism thatevery company strives for. The marketing collateral, website, office premisesmay be fantastic, but think of the damage that a sales person in a creasedsuit, with scuffed shoes, will do to that quality message. You will never look professional if you’re not appropriately dressed – thereare no set rules for what to wear, only guidelines, looking professional means”being appropriate”. Dress-down policiesIf your client has a dress-down policy, then consider this when deciding onyour clothes. It may not be appropriate for you to be dressed down, you canachieve an appropriate style with co-ordinated jacket and trousers, and somecolour in your shirt or top. Your objective for your presentation should be to get your message acrosswith maximum impact. There are a few key points to be aware of to ensure yourimage doesn’t get in the way of projecting those messages. Your voice represents a significant element (38 per cent) of the overallimpression you make. By varying tone and pitch and keeping strength in yourvoice, you will come across as confident and in control. An accent, can be an advantage,as long as it can be understood. Along with appearance, body language represents around 55 per cent of theoverall impact we make on an audience. Ensure that yours creates the desiredimpression. Right equipment Your equipment, being part of your delivery system, is also important forconveying the right messages of quality and professionalism. – High-tech presentations are best for audiences of 40 or more people; low-tech – flipcharts and wipe-clean boards – are only suitable for small audiences.Sometimes a combination is effective. – Avoid overhead projectors if you want to make a positive impact. – If using PowerPoint slides, make sure your template is appropriate to yourpresentation and reflects the corporate culture. Avoid using the well-recognisedstandard designs provided with your software. – What about your projector? Is it a bit battered and worn? If so, replaceit. – Avoid using the other side of a used flipchart pad – it never looksprofessional. – Your audience will appreciate good-quality paper. Make sure your writtenmessages and the pens you use for them are readable. – Remember, your tools are all part of the image you present of yourcompany. If they look past it, what sort of messages do they portray? So next time you’re planning a presentation, pay at least as much attentionto the way you present yourself as the time spent on the slides and content –it is the non-verbal message that will be remembered and believed. Great words will not erase a poor appearance, but when a picture paints athousand words, just think what your image can do for you. For more information on Positive Impact and High Impact Language & Bodyseminars, workshops and presentations call Lesley Everett on 01344 427977 ore-mail [email protected] body language guideEye contact  Engage the wholeaudience with effective and varied eye contact. Smile and try not to restrictyour eye contact to that friendly, smiling face in the front rowDon’t fidget and fiddle  Itwill label you as nervous. Clear out pockets, and always keep your handsvisibleDon’t touch your face when speaking You’ll come across as dishonestand nervousDon’t slouch  If you want tolook sharp, professional and ready for business, pay attention to roundedshoulders and do your jacket up to improve posture if necessary Video yourself  Make a tape toview your presentation style and correct any irritating gestures and actionsGetting the grooming rightGood fit  No matter what youspend on an outfit, if it doesn’t fit well it will never display quality. Findyourself a good seamstress who will make alterations for you. Stains on ties and clothes  Alwaysdo a full-length check in the mirror before leaving the house. Stains and markson clothes that you can’t see by looking down, will be clearly visible to youraudience, and therefore a distraction. Shoes  Dated or scruffy shoeswill be noticed.  Hair  Long hair will alwayslook more professional tied back from your face. Short, neat styles will lookwell groomed, and always make sure it’s clean! Ties  Avoid anything with amotif! And make sure your tie finishes with the point on the belt and nothalfway down your midriff!Accessorising  Careful accessorisingwith stylish jewellery, perhaps a brooch and classic earrings, suggestattention to detail and that you finish a job well. But be careful not tooverdo it. If your trousers have loops, wear a belt, the outfit will never lookfinished off if you don’t.  Make-up  It’s essential forwomen to look groomed. Seek advice, if necessary, on an effective and naturalprofessional look. Men shouldn’t rule out make-up so as not to look washed-outon a stage with strong lighting. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Vascular Surgery Faculty

first_imgFACULTY POSITIONDEPARTMENT OF SURGERY, DIVISIONM OF VASCULAR SURGERYThe University of Maryland seeks candidates to join the full-timefaculty of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the rank ofInstructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Candidatesshould be board certified in vascular surgery or currently intraining in accredited vascular surgery residency programs.Responsibilities will include clinical care of vascular surgerypatients at multiple hospital sites, education of students,residents, and vascular surgery fellows. Candidates should have aclear plan for academic development and scholarly activity that isconsistent with the mission of the University of Maryland School ofMedicine. Opportunities for basic and clinical research areavailable for appropriate and interested candidates.The School of Medicine is located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland,near the famous Inner Harbor and Camden Yards. University ofMaryland School of Medicine offers a full package of benefits andis an Equal Opportunity Employer.Interested individuals should apply through following link https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_faculty+and+post+docs/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=8100108441and send curriculum vitae and a brief statement of academic andclinical interests to:Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, Ph.D.Interim Chair, Department of SurgeryChief, Division of Vascular Surgery22 South Greene Street, Suite S10BUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimore, MD, [email protected] is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.Further information about the Department of Surgery and UMSOM canbe obtained at the following websites:http://medschool.umaryland.edu/Qualifications :Board Certified in Vascular SurgeryTraining in accredited vascular surgery residency program.last_img read more

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City of Seven Hills

first_imgRichmond, Virginia has been tapped by the Union Cycliste International (UCI), the international governing body of professional cycling, as the host city for the 2015 Road Cycling World Championships. This is the premiere road cycling event on the international scene, with 12 championship races spread over nine days of competition. Athletes compete for their country, just like in the Olympics, in three different disciplines: traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial, and the relatively new Team Time Trial. World Champions are crowned in each discipline.The UCI stipulates the World Championships be held outside of Europe every five years, in an attempt to globalize cycling’s popularity. When members of the UCI asked U.S. Cycling to bid on the 2015 slot, Richmond was immediately the frontrunner U.S. city.“Richmond has a long history of pro cycling, and the popularity of cycling in general has exploded in the city over the last few years,” says Tim Miller, the executive director of Richmond 2015, the organization that spearheaded the bid to host the championships. “I’m excited to introduce the world to Richmond’s history. I’m hoping the course will highlight a lot of landmarks like the Civil War sites and Monument Avenue. I’m also excited about showcasing the hills we have in the city.”Richmond has earned the nickname “The City of Seven Hills,” because it was built on a significant slope that rises from the James River.“Most of the streets either go up or down,” Miller says. “It should make for an interesting course.”Richmond’s Pro Cycling HistoryRoad Cycling World Championships By the Numbers1983 – Tour of America, the first professional stage race in the U.S., had a stop in Richmond.1989-1990 – Tour de Trump came through Richmond. The tour was sponsored by Donald Trump, started in New York City and finished in Atlantic City as a way to showcase Trump’s hotels and casinos.1991-1996 – Tour DuPont: The Tour de Trump evolved into the Tour DuPont, one of the premier races in the world. Cyclists called it the “Fourth Grand Tour,” and the race hosted legends like Greg LeMond and a young Lance Armstrong. A legal battle killed the race.2003-2006 – Captech Classic: A nationally televised crit race through the heart of downtown Richmond.2007 – US Open of Cycling finished in Richmond, and included a cobblestone climb in Libby Hill Park.Richmond ClassicsMiller and US Cycling are hard at work on developing the course for the race, which they’ll keep under wraps for now. But here are Richmond mainstays that Miller says all roadies should tackle before the pros descend on the city:Main StreetA lot of rides are on the east side of town, and there’s no way to really avoid this hill coming back into town. It can be brutal.Taylor’s HillThis 300-meter cobblestone climb was part of the Tour DuPont.Monument AvenueThis 3.5-mile straight away is one of the few flat roads in Richmond, but it has some cobblestone portions that featured prominently in the Tour DuPont.last_img read more

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5 Florida residents who traveled to China test positive for coronavirus, governor says

first_imgWPTV Reports:GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis said five Florida residents who recently traveled to China have tested positive for coronavirus and are being quarantined.The governor didn’t specify where the residents are being quarantined.“They’re not going to be released from quarantine until they test negative,” Gov. DeSantis said on Thursday at the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. “We don’t anticipate that having any impact on the people actually living in Florida.”In addition, the governor said an elderly Santa Rosa County man has presumptively tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, in a state lab. That positive test still needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Gov. DeSantis said the man, who’s over the age of 70, had severe underlying medical conditions.“He had been doing international travel,” the governor said. “He’s not in shape to fully answer all the questions, so there’s an investigation ongoing.”Gov. DeSantis added that the coronavirus risk to Floridians remains low, and the federal government is working to provide more testing kits to the state to screen patients for the virus.“As of right now, our testing is being done in three local areas. We have Jacksonville, we have Tampa, and we have Miami,” the governor said. “They have tens of thousands [of tests] that will eventually be en route. We don’t have them yet. We’d like to get them as soon as possible.”State officials said people who are elderly, frail, or have underlying medical conditions are most at risk of coronavirus.“That is overwhelmingly the audience, the groups, that is most susceptible to COVID-19,” the governor said. “If you’re somebody that has a real serious condition already, you should it view it differently than if you’re 25 years old and don’t have any problems.”To date, the CDC has only confirmed two cases of coronavirus in Florida: a Manatee County man in his 60s, and a Hillsborough County man in her 20s.For questions related to coronavirus in Florida, contact the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.mGet the latest information about coronavirus in Florida by clicking here.last_img read more

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BAFFERT’S FIVE PALMS MUCH BEST IN COMEBACK, IDLE SINCE DEC. 2013, HE WINS $60,000 ALOWANCE BY 4 ½ LENGTHS WHILE GETTING SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.29 UNDER GARCIA

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2015)–Comebacking Five Palms returned to action in style on Thursday, as he took command mid-way around the far turn and sped to an impressive 4 ½ length win under Martin Garcia while covering seven furlongs in 1:22.29. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 5-year-old horse by Unbridled’s Song had been idle since winning a first condition allowance at Santa Anita on Dec. 26, 2013.“Fifteen months off, he attacked and he ran strong today,” said Baffert assistant Jim Barnes. “We can do it. If anybody can bring a horse back after that kind of a layoff, we can.”Indeed they can. Off at even money in a field of seven older horses, Five Palms paid $4.00, $3.40 and $2.40. Owned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman, Five Palms notched his third win from four starts and with the winner’s share of $36,000, increased his earnings to $100,680.“He was really hot in the post parade, but once we got over to the backside, he was really relaxed,” said Garcia. “I just sat chilly and when Raised a Secret (ridden by Agapito Delgadillo) got close to me at the quarter pole, I asked my horse to go and he just took off. He’s a really good horse.”Raised a Secret, who sat third behind early pacesetter Macro Access and Five Palms, was no match for the winner the final eighth of a mile and finished second, one length in front of Airfoil. Off at 9-2, Raised a Secret paid $4.60 and $3.40.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Airfoil closed from well off the pace to finish third, 4 ½ lengths in front of Solid Wager. Off at 9-2, Airfoil paid $2.40 to show.First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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Seven crew members from tanker seized by Iran to be released

first_imgStockholm: Seven crew members of a Swedish-owned tanker seized by Iran in July will be released, the chief executive of Stena Bulk that owns the tanker said Wednesday. “Seven crew members will be released according to the Iranian authorities… but we don’t know when,” Stena Bulk CEO Erik Hanell told AFP, adding that the company was “cautiously” awaiting official confirmation of their release date. The British-flagged tanker has a total crew of 23 on board.last_img

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Canadas natural resources minister backs Trans Mountain as BC city tries to

first_imgAs the B.C. municipality of Burnaby tries to halt the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from going forward, Canada’s natural resources minister is reaffirming his support for the project.In a conference call with reporters from Paris, Jim Carr reiterated the federal government’s position that it will be good for all of Canada.“I think it’s important that Canada knows why the Government of Canada approved the Trans Mountain expansion, I think the reasons are compelling,” he said Wednesday.Burnaby has opted not to issue work permits for the project, prompting Kinder Morgan and the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments to ask the National Energy Board to ensure work moves forward.The city however has insisted it’s following regulatory processes and has even asked for an apology for the suggestion it’s slowing the process down on purpose.“I would be happy to send that message to all Canadians as I do,” he said, noting the 15,000-plus jobs it will create primarily in British Columbia and Alberta.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced she’ll be going on a stump tour to promote the project, as well as the overall energy industry and Carr was asked whether the feds should do the same.“She will travel across the country telling Canadians why she thinks it’s a good idea, not only for Alberta, for all of Canada,” he said. “We share that conclusion.”last_img read more

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amfAR Shines In Cannes For 25th Year

first_imgStars came out in force last week to support amfAR’s 25th annual amfAR Gala Cannes at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, during the Cannes International Film Festival.Sting Performs At 25th annual amfAR Gala CannesCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe event’s legendary live auction surpassed last year’s total with items like the Carine Roitfeld curated fashion show collection fetching as much $1.7 million; a Pierce Brosnan original painting, which sold for $1.4 million; a fully restored and upgraded 1964 S3 Bentley Convertible from Byrnes Motor Trust Restorations (BMT), introduced by Heidi Klum and Benicio Del Toro, which sold for over $800,000; and a Joe Bradley painting which brought in nearly $1 million. Sculptures by Ai Wei Wei and Bernar Venet each received bids exceeding $500,000, and a McLaren Silver 570S Spider brought in $650,000. The black-tie event was presented by Bold Films and Chopard.The unforgettable evening featured four spectacular performances by some of the biggest names in music. Legendary Grammy-winning musicians Sting and Shaggy performed The Police classic “Every Breath You Take,” as well as “Don’t Make Me Wait,” and “Morning Is Coming,” from their new collaborative album 44/876. Singer and style icon Grace Jones entertained the crowd with a fierce performance of “La Vie En Rose” and “Pull Up to the Bumper.” Grammy-nominated British pop star Ellie Goulding opened the night with her hit singles, “Burn” and “On My Mind.” And pop and R&B sensation Jason Derulo closed the evening and had guests out of their seats with an explosive performance of “Trumpets,” Swalla,” and “Talk Dirty,” among others.The program began as Milla Jovovich and Ava Duvernay joined onstage to welcome guests to the 25th anniversary event in Cannes. Jovovich expressed how proud she was to be among the 25 female chairs, and said “we can and will achieve what two courageous women – Elizabeth Taylor and Dr. Mathilde Krim – set out to accomplish when they founded amfAR.” She then thanked the sponsors for their generosity and welcomed amfAR Interim Chairman Bill Roedy to the stage.Roedy emphasized the importance of finding a cure for AIDS, saying, “tonight is fun, but this is serious business.” He spoke about the progress in research and treatment made over the years, but reminded everyone that nearly 40 million people were still living with AIDS and that support of this cause remained critical. Guests took his words to heart and bid generously in the evening’s live auction which included a variety of one-of-a kind luxury items and experiences, many of which were introduced by celebrities in the room. Simon de Pury and Sandra Nedvetskaia were the auctioneers.A stunning highlight of the auction was the And Woman Created All / Et La Femme Créa Tout fashion show, curated by longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld. The dazzling collection, which generated $1.7 million, featured one-of-a-kind looks from the world’s most celebrated fashion houses. Participating designers included Alberta Ferretti, Alexandre Vauthier, Balmain, Chanel, Dior, Dsquared2, Elie Saab, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Gianvito Rossi, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Guo Pei, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Missoni, Miu Miu, Off-White, Oscar de la Renta, Philipp Plein, Prada, Ralph & Russo, Ralph Lauren, Redemption, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Versace, Yanina Couture, and more. Thirty of the world’s top models participated in the runway presentation, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolína Kurková, Sara Sampaio, Shanina Shaik, Elsa Hosk, Izabel Goulart, Toni Garrn and Natasha Poly, among others.Guests in attendance included Pierce Brosnan, Kristen Stewart, Heidi Klum, Milla Jovovich, Adrien Brody, Ava DuVernay, Adriana Lima, Benicio Del Toro, Chris Tucker, Jason Derulo, Michelle Rodriguez, Lewis Hamilton, Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Alexandre Arnault, Alina Baikova, Anne Heche, Barbara Palvin, Aamito Lagum, Bambi Northwood-Blythe, Bradley Peltz, Carine Roitfeld, Caroline Scheufele, Caroline Vreeland, Chris Zylka, Alec Monopoly, Cindy Bruna, Coco König, Corey Hawkins, Erica Pelosini, Danielle Herrington, Danielle Lopez, Daphne Groeneveld, Daria Strokus, Denis Villeneuve, Dewi Driegen, Edoardo Pesce, Ellen Von Unwerth, Elsa Hosk, Eniko Mihalik, Fatou Jobe, Fiammetta Cicogna, Gabriel Macht, Georgia Fowler, Hailey Clauson, Halima Aden, Hannah Ferguson, Hye Seung Lee, Iman Shumpert, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Jacinda Barrett, Jessica Hart, Joe Furnier, Jordan Barrett, Julian Lennon, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Lais Ribeiro, Lara Leito, Lara Stone, Laura Harrier, Lukas Haas, Marcello Fonte, Maria Borges, Marjan Jonkman, Martha Hunt, Maryna Linchuk, Megan Williams, Nadine Leopold, Natasha Poly, Nathalie Emmanuel, Neelam Gill, Nicole Scherzinger, Noel Berry, Paris Hilton, Petra Nemcova, Prince Wenceslas of Lichtenstein, Rose Bertram, Ruby Rose, Sara Sampaio, Sasha Pivovarova, Shaggy, Shanina Shaik, Sofia Resing, Sting, Stoffel Vandoorne, Teyana Taylor, Tom Pecheux, Toni Garrn, Tyga, Valery Kaufman, Vanessa Moody, Virgil Abloh, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Winnie Harlow, and Yvette Yung, among others.Event Chairs in attendance included amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Michel Litvak, Alexandre Ricard, and amfAR Interim Chairman William H. Roedy.Bold Films and Chopard were the Presenting Sponsors of the amfAR Gala Cannes. Pernod Ricard was the event’s Signature Sponsor. Guests enjoyed wines and spirits from the Pernod Ricard portfolio throughout the entire evening, including Perriet-Jouët Belle Époque 2011 and Absolut Elyx.Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.After the amfAR Gala Cannes dinner, guests were invited to the exclusive After Party.Since amfAR’s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor hosted the first amfAR Gala Cannes in 1993, the event has become the most coveted ticket in Cannes. Past events have been chaired by amfAR Global Campaign Chair Sharon Stone, President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman, Robert De Niro, Sir Elton John, Demi Moore, and Madonna, among many others.amfAR’s annual amfAR Gala Cannes events have been important and successful fundraising events for the Foundation for over two decades, generating more than $210 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and keeping the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. amfAR continues to fund HIV/AIDS researchers worldwide, and works to translate their research into effective policy, prevention, and treatment education programs around the globe. amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative is aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by the end of 2020. Launched in 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused research efforts through strategic investments of $100 million. The cornerstone of the Countdown is the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an innovative collaborative enterprise based at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).The amfAR Gala Cannes event was produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.Official Hashtag of the event: #amfarcannes #BeEpicFor more information, click here.last_img read more

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