Big Sean Launches Help Flints Kids Fundraising Campaign

first_imgA native of Michigan, Big Sean is not taking the Flint, Michigan water crisis lightly.Although Big Sean is one of the many celebrities taking note and helping of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, he has decided to take a great step to support the community as they battle inaccessibility to clean water.Big Sean and The Sean Anderson Foundation have teamed with CrowdRise, to ” Help Flint’s Kids”, an online fundraising campaign, which is raising funds to assist the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan’s “Flint Child Health & Development Fund.” Big Sean started the campaign by donating $10,000.There’s also an incentive for donors: specific donation amounts qualify donors for the opportunity to meet Big Sean during his upcoming unannounced US tour.On the campaign page, Big Sean states, “I’m raising money to support the kids of Flint Michigan. Toxic water in Flint has rendered the water undrinkable and put the entire city in a state of emergency. Flint’s children were hit the hardest and some have experienced permanent and potentially devastating health defects from lead poisoning. We know the needs of Flint children exposed to lead, particularly those most vulnerable – children ages 0-6 – are ongoing and long-term. You can be assured that your gift will be used for critical interventions today and well into the future.”Big Sean expresses more of his thoughts on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan on The Sean Anderson website stating, ” I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency …it is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest receive the care that they need today and well into the future.”Big Sean started the Sean Anderson Foundation to assist in the education, health, safety and well-being of Detroit Area school aged youth as well disadvantaged youth in other areas across the nation.To donate to Big Sean’s ” Help Flint’s Kid’s fundraiser, visit the campaign at crowdrise.com/bigsean. To learn more about The Sean Anderson Campaign, click here.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

Bruce Greenwood is a man of many roles

first_img“I’ll do anything is the simple answer,” jokes Greenwood, 61, when his extensive list of credits is mentioned.“I’m a little choosier now than I have been in the past, but I’ll fall off that wagon of choosiness with alarming frequency and just go and do something just because I don’t happen to be busy and it seems like fun, or it’s in a nice location or something like that. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Advertisement He has played doctors, lawyers, TV executives, disapproving fathers, a murderous husband, U.S. presidents, a U.S. secretary of defence and a starship captain, among many other things.In fact, if you have watched a TV show or seen a movie in the last four decades, chances are you’ve seen Bruce Greenwood’s face onscreen.On this particular morning, that face is across the table at Cafe Boulud in the Four Seasons Hotel. “I like being on a set, I really do; it’s hard for me to say no.” Login/Register With: Bruce Greenwood plays Dr. Randolph Bell — “a guy past his best-by date” — in The Resident. (ROGERS MEDIA) Facebooklast_img read more

Commuters suffer in raindrenched Dhaka

first_imgCommuters suffer in rain-drenched Dhaka. Photo: Abdus SalamHeavy rains on Monday morning crippled life in Dhaka city as most of the roads went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing sufferings to commuters, report news agency UNB.The torrential rains lashed Dhaka leading to waterlogging in many parts of the busy mega-city.The Met office recorded 66 millimeter rainfall in three hours between 6:00am and 9:00am, said Muhammad Arif Hossain, meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.During the time, it also recorded 37mm rainfall in Comilla while 9mm in Khunla, 5mm in Tarash of Sirajganj, 2mm in Chandpur.The worst affected areas in Dhaka include Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi 27, Karwan Bazar, Sobhanbagh, Panthapath, Greenroad, Fakirapool, Khilgaon, Mauchak, Malibagh, Moghbazar, Motijheel, Paltan, Kazipara, Sukrabad, Shantinagar.Vehicles remained stranded for hours in traffic jams.Hundred of commuters especially office and school goers faced huge troubles in reaching their destinations due to water-logging and lack of transports caused by the incessant rains.Many of them were seen wading through ankle to knee-deep water on the roads and bilanes.The rain may continue till Wednesday and even Thursday, meteorologist Arif added.Commuters faced difficulties due to water-logg8ing in Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar and some other areas, said victims.The situation turned worse in areas like Malibagh Chowdhurypara, Mauchak for pothole-riddled road, said Ferdous Koni, a commuter from Malibagh.According to heavy rainfall warning of the Met office, under the influence of active monsoon over Bangladesh heavy (44mm – 88mm) to very heavy (>=89mm) rainfall is likely to occur at places over Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions during next 24 hours commencing 9:00 am Monday.Due to very heavy rainfall landslide may occur at places over the hilly regions of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions.last_img read more

Patterson Backs RedFlag Law As A Means To Reduce School Shootings

first_img Share A red-flag law allows a judge to take away a person’s firearm if someone – such as a family member or educator – can demonstrate the gun owner may be dangerous to himself or others. Speaking before the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Patterson said there is no way to eliminate school shootings, but a red-flag law could reduce them.“I believe, personally, that there is a way to, with respect of the Second, the Fourth, the Fifth, the Fourteenth [Amendments], and the rights of due process, a way to identify people who are a genuine threat and remove firearms from their control,” he said.Patterson argued any red-flag law would need to include penalties to discourage people from filing false claims.Governor Greg Abbott called on the Texas Legislature to consider the merits of adopting a red-flag law, following last month’s shooting at Santa Fe High School. Lawmakers are trying to figure out how to implement Abbott’s charge ahead of next year’s session.Eleven other states have adopted red-flag laws, including six in the past year. X 00:00 /00:49center_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Texas State Library and Archives CommissionOne of Texas’ most prominent gun rights supporters is tentatively endorsing the passage of a “red-flag” law, as a means of reducing school shootings. Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson wrote the state’s concealed carry law when he was a state senator.last_img read more