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MHz Choice Premieres the New Scandi Noir thriller ‘ALEX’
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MHz Networks’ SVOD service, MHz Choice, will premiere the hit Swedish TV crime drama Alex beginning March 5th, 2019, and
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The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs honored American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris with its prestigious Foreign Minister Commendation, one of Japan’s highest honors presented to foreign citizens.

“It is for his hard work, his essential contributions to , and unwavering dedication that we are here to honor him together,” said Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, the Consul General of Japan to New York, who presented the award during a special ceremony at his residence. In attendance were AJC lay leaders, staff, and family of Harris, along with diplomatic staff from the Japanese Consulate. Japan is the 12th country to honor Harris’s global work in building bridges of friendship and cooperation.

The certificate of commendation, which is hand-written by Foreign Minister Taro Kono, notes that the award is, “In recognition of his distinguished services in contributing to the deepening of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries through his contributions to promote relations between Japan and the Jewish community.”

“It has been extraordinarily gratifying for us to see the growth in the relationship, the partnership, the cooperation between Japan and AJC, more broadly between Japan and the Jewish people, Japan and Israel, and yes, the transpacific…

RAZZLEDAZZLE Barbershop, the award winning Miami-based barbershop franchise with an edge of sexiness, is now in Tribeca! Elena Linares, Founder, CEO and Bronx native, has returned to New York to open the chain’s first location in the city Linares, a domestic violence survivor, went on to be the founder of RAZZLEDAZZLE Barbershop in 2008. It has now grown to four locations within South Florida. Elena has always dreamed of returning to her roots. RAZZLEDAZZLE Barbershop’s
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StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has partnered with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) for the second year in a row to empower current and former players in realizing their career goals after life on the field. The 2019 NFLPA Externship program pairs 63 athletes with 24 organizations, including StubHub, that best fit participants’ interests and career development goals. Josiah Price of the Minnesota Vikings, Thomas Hennessy of the New York Jets, Ryan Malleck, a
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When you add up the number of animals impacted during this winter’s deep freeze and the concern about how the recent federal partial shutdown affected families, including pets, there’s a lot of need here in the nation’s capital. To bring a little warmth, love, and most especially, food to animals in need in the District, including those families with pets impacted by the recent government shutdown, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and
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2019 will be another influential year for legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard. In addition to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® on March 29, 2019, the band will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip later this year with their exclusive headlining residency show. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Zappos Theater at
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Even in Female-Dominated Industries, More than One-Third of Americans Agree Women Face a “Glass Ceiling”
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Industries such as real estate, healthcare and education are female-dominated, however, at the executive level, there’s a stark lack of women. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, conducted online by The Harris Poll, revealed that 34 percent of Americans working in female-dominated industries agree that women…

Paralyzed Veterans of America Receives Over $1 Million through Penske Automotive Group’s “Service Matters” Campaign
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Paralyzed Veterans of America received over $1 million through Penske Automotive Group’s 2018 “Service Matters” campaign. Since the beginning of this partnership in 2015, Penske Automotive Group has raised more than $4 million to support PVA.

Throughout 2018, Penske Automotive Group’s dealerships encouraged customers to donate toward its “Service Matters”…

Talent Development Pioneer Acquires Ashworth College to Close Middle-Skill Gaps
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Penn Foster, which partners with leading employers to attract, develop, and retain talent for middle-skill jobs, today announced its acquisition of Ashworth College, an accredited online institution offering degree and certificate programs in fast-growing fields, as well as high school diplomas.

“We’re creating a continuum for skills development and training…

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Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Honors AJC CEO David Harris
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs honored American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris with
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AJC is urging France’s political leadership to re-examine the efficacy of current strategies to combat rising anti-Semitism in France. The call comes following the release of a government report showing a 74% spike in anti-Semitic incidents during 2018, compared to the previous year.

“For more than 18 years, French governments have vowed to take concerted actions to combat anti-Semitism, recognizing that this scourge ultimately threatens all of French society and its core values,” said AJC Paris Director Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache.

AJC has worked closely with successive governments, praising the launch four years ago of a comprehensive plan to fight anti-Semitism and racism that included creation of the senior position of Inter-ministerial Delegate to Fight against Racism and anti-Semitism.

“Sadly, despite the well-intentioned efforts by the French government, actions taken in the fight against anti-Semitism have not been sufficient to stem this hateful phenomenon,” said Sebban-Bécache. “The apparent normalization of anti-Semitism in France, reflected in all too regular statements of condemnation, must be declared totally unacceptable and inadequate to the magnitude of the problem.”

In the days leading up to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner’s announcement of the 2018 statistics, several grotesque incidents of vandalism took place. These included the memorial honouring Ilan Halimi in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, which was desecrated. Halimi was brutally murdered in 2006, after he was kidnapped, held captive and tortured for several weeks.

Vile anti-Semitic graffiti was found in the streets of Paris. The word “Juden” (“Jews”, in German, a vestige of the Nazi vocabulary) was scrawled on a store, swastikas were drawn on the portrait of Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor, and “truie juive” (Jewish pig) and “Macron Jews’ B****” were placed on the walls of the capital.

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Saatchi Gallery's First Pop-Up Exhibition in Los Angeles
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Saatchi Gallery announce British artist Philip Colbert’s Hunt Paintings, presented by Unit London, and part of the Frieze Los Angeles VIP program. This is the London-based pop artist’s first solo show in America, and Saatchi Gallery’s first temporary gallery in LA. A multimedia collaboration titled “Year of the Lobster” between Colbert and renowned auctioneer Simon de Pury will premiere. Presented as a satirical pop song crossed with an art auction, the video stars Colbert’s alter ego, Lobster. The saturation and layering is consistent with Colbert’s large paintings and reflects the advanced excesses of art, capitalism & technology and serves as an honest reflection of today’s society.

Curated by Sasha Craddock, the exhibition will feature a series of large-scale paintings and large-scale sculptures, as well as a virtual reality experience. Colbert’s multidisciplinary approach, with a focus on oil painting, updates the legacy of pop art collage for the internet age, pushing the boundaries of artistic imagery and immersive experience.

Like British pop artists before him such as David Hockney and Derek Boshier, Colbert’s work is heavily connected to California and American pop culture and landscape, as seen in the young artist’s surreal hyper pop works. Colbert comments, “The time I’ve spent in LA and Joshua Tree has had a big impact on my creative language.”

The monumental works on view, including Hunt Triptych and Lion Hunt, maintain Colbert’s wildly exuberant style, while alluding to epic narratives and heroic configurations of the Old Masters, from Reubens to Van Dyck, and present…

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Dragomir Mrsic stars in 'Alex' (PRNewsfoto/MHz Networks)

MHz Networks’ SVOD service, MHz Choice, will premiere the hit Swedish TV crime drama Alex beginning March 5th, 2019, and will subsequently release the series on DVD in April 2019.

Described by The Guardian as “a pitch-black thriller with a hero so dark it’s hard not to like him,” Alex is an intense crime drama about a very bad cop desperately trying to go straight. His efforts drag him deeper into the underworld and put both him and his family in grave danger. A streaming smash in Scandinavia, Alex is based on an original idea by series star Dragomir Mrsic, a real-life ex-con who served three years for bank robbery in the early ’90s. “It is wonderful to finally make a tough thriller that dares to go beyond what we usually get to see and that dares to show the raw criminal reality,” notes Mrsic. “Alex takes place in a brutal world that I have seen up close, which we get to experience without compromise.”

Mrsic earned his breakthrough playing Mrado in the hit Swedish film Easy Money (2010) and its sequel, Hard to Kill (2012). He has since worked extensively in Sweden and internationally, playing a supporting role opposite Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and starring in the second season of the hit Swedish crime dramedy Torpederna (Triggermen).

Sebastian Bergman creator Michael Hjorth serves as head writer, alongside Niklas…

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In an event rich with inspiration and tradition, Holland America Line held a dedication ceremony for Nieuw Statendam Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Oprah Winfrey — philanthropist, film star, TV icon, founder and editorial director of O, The Oprah Magazine — officially named the ship in a ceremony on board in the ship’s World Stage. During the daytime celebration, Winfrey was joined by Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America
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IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled new technology to reduce power outages by helping energy companies predict where trees and other vegetation may threaten power lines. IBM worked with Oncor, the largest utility company in Texas and the fifth largest in the U.S., to develop a solution tailored for the energy and utility industry, to help improve operations and provide reliable electric service for millions of customers across the state. The Weather Company Vegetation Management –
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Canada is stepping up as a global leader supporting LGBTQI rights with a new commitment of $30 million in dedicated funding over five years, followed by $10 million per year to advance human rights and improve socio-economic outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people (LGBTQI) people in developing countries. Canada’s International Development Minister and the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQI Issues made the announcement in Ottawa on February 7. “This
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Industries such as real estate, healthcare and education are female-dominated, however, at the executive level, there’s a stark lack of women. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, conducted online by The Harris Poll, revealed that 34 percent of Americans working in female-dominated industries agree that women in their industry face a “glass ceiling,” making it more difficult for them to reach executive or senior-level positions. The Coldwell Banker Examining Women and Leadership
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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and in Indiana. On Tuesday, February 19, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide

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