Monthly Archives: October 2016

Chile Week USA events -2016

This October, the largest-ever delegation of top Chilean officials  visited the United States as part of the country’s inaugural Chile Week USA, a collaboration of political and business leaders from Chile’s public and private sectors, and a celebration of the people and places that make Chile an exciting destination, resource, and partner to American interests abroad.

This high level delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela  visited  New York City, Miami and Philadelphia, hosting a series of events that  highlighted  Chile’s unique advantages and opportunities in the contemporary global marketplace. Chilean wine and food  complemented  trade and investment seminars, working lunches and bilateral meetings in key areas such as agriculture, agri-food, services and tourism.

World Liberty TV, Business  Channel  team  was on hand at the New York Event ,where we had the pleasure of meeting many of the Government officials, Business leaders and people doing business with Chile, see more in our World Liberty TV  Channel .

Chile Week NY Events -2016

By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV This October, the largest-ever delegation of top Chilean officials  visited the United States as part of the country’s inaugural Chile Week USA, a collaboration of political and business leaders from Chile’s public and private sectors, and a celebration...
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Interview with Lenny Wilkens Former NBA Coach-2016

Lenny  Wilkens is an American retired basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1989 as a player, as a coach in 1998, and in 2010 as part of the 1992 United States Olympic “Dream Team”, for which he was an assistant coach. He is also a 2006 inductee into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Wilkens was a combined 13-time NBA All-Star as a player (nine times) and as a head coach (four times), was the 1993 NBA Coach of the Year, won the 1979 NBA Championship as the head coach of the Seattle Super Sonics, and an Olympic gold medal as the head coach of the 1996 U.S. men’s basketball team.

From the 1994–95 season until the 2009–10 season, Wilkens was the winningest coach in NBA history and retired still holding the record at 1,332 victories. Wilkens is now second on the list behind Don Nelson. He won the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2010–11 NBA season.

From 1969 to 1972 with Seattle, and in his one season as a player with Portland, he was a player-coach. He retired from playing in 1975 and was the full-time coach of the Trail Blazers for one more season. After a season off from coaching, he again became coach of the Super Sonics when he replaced Bob Hopkins who was fired 22 games into the 1977–78 seasons after a dismal 5-17 start. The Super Sonics won 11 of their first 12 games under Wilkens, made the playoffs, and ultimately reached the 1978 NBA Finals before losing in seven games to the Washington Bullets.

He coached in Seattle for eight seasons (1977–1985), winning his (and Seattle’s) only NBA championship in 1979. He would go on to coach Cleveland (1986–1993), Atlanta (1993–2000), Toronto (2000–2003) and New York (2004–05).

The Hall of Famer was named head coach of the New York Knicks on January 15, 2004. After the Knicks’ slow start to the 2004–05 season, Wilkens resigned from the team on January 22, 2005.

On November 29, 2006 he was hired as vice chairman of the Seattle SuperSonics’ ownership group,[5] and was later named the Sonics’ President of Basketball Operations on April 27, 2007.[6] On July 6, 2007 Wilkens resigned from the Sonics organization. Wilkens currently is seen on Northwest FSN Studio as a College Hoops analyst and occasionally appears on College Hoops Northwest at game nights. He is the founder of the Lenny Wilkens Foundation for Children.

Former Mayor of New York City Mayor David Dinkins -2016

David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is an American politician who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, only African American to hold that office.

Before entering politics, Dinkins served in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduated cum laude from Howard University, and received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He served as Manhattan borough president before becoming mayor. Under the Dinkins administration, crime in New York City decreased more dramatically and more rapidly than at any time in previous New York City history.After leaving office Dinkins was named professor of public affairs at Columbia University. Dinkins was a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association, and a member of The Jazz Foundation of America. He serves on the boards of the New York City Global Partners, the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), the Association to Benefit Children and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF). Dinkins is also on the Advisory Board of Independent News & Media and the Black Leadership Forum, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS.

Dinkins entered office pledging racial healing, and famously referred to New York City’s demographic diversity as a “gorgeous mosaic.” Under Dinkins’ Safe Streets, Safe Cities program, crime in New York City decreased more dramatically and more rapidly, both in terms of actual numbers and percentage, than at any time in modern New York City history. The rates of most crimes, including all categories of violent crime, made consecutive declines during the last 36 months of his four-year term, ending a 30-year upward spiral and initiating a trend of falling rates that continued beyond his term.Despite the actual abating of crime, Dinkins was hurt by the perception that crime was out of control during his administration. Dinkins also initiated a hiring program that expanded the police department nearly 25%. The New York Times reported, “He obtained the State Legislature’s permission to dedicate a tax to hire thousands of police officers, and he fought to preserve a portion of that anticrime money to keep schools open into the evening, an award-winning initiative that kept tens of thousands of teenagers off the street.

Dinkins sat on the Board of Directors and in 2013 was on the Honorary Founders Board of The Jazz Foundation of America. He worked with that organization to save the homes and lives of America’s elderly jazz and blues musicians, including musicians who survived Hurricane Katrina. He serves on the boards of the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), the Association to Benefit Children and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF). Dinkins is also Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS.

22nd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala -2016

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2016 Sports Ball. This will be the 22nd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala. The funds raised at Sports Ball support the Institute’s innovative community health education programs and research initiatives.

VIPS Confirmed to Attend:

Robin Roberts – Four time Emmy winning Co-Anchor, Good Morning America, and Author, Sports Ball Leadership Award honoree.

Howard Cross – Sports Analyst for NBC Sports, Senior Vice President of Cresa New York and NFL Super Bowl Champion.

Tamsen Fadal – Eight-time Emmy® winning journalist, author, co-anchor of PIX 11 News at 5:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m

Mike Woods – Meteorologist, Fox 5’s Good Day New York, and People Magazine’s “Sexiest Anchor Alive”

Steve Lacy – Anchor, Fox 5 News at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Teresa Priolo, Reporter, Fox 5 News & Good Day New York.

Ines Rosales, Reporter, Fox 5 Good Day New York.

Loreen Arbus – Disability Rights Activist, Altruist, Producer and Author.

Cheryl Wills – Award-winning NY1 News Anchor and best-selling author. Returning co-host of the gala.

David Ushery – Award-winning NBC 4 New York Anchor, creator of The Debrief with David Ushery, and co-host of Moms and the City and a Dad named David. Co-host of the SportsBall.

Walter T. Mosley – New York State Assemblyman.

Dr. James E. Cottrell – Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of Anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Member of the Board of Regents at New York State Education Department.

Richard Levychin – CPA, CGMA, Managing Partner, KBL LLP.

Patrick J. McGovern – Senior Director, Government Affairs, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Marilyn A. Fraser – CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

Brett Wright – CEO of Uptown/Hype Hair/UCA, and Board Chair of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

Ruth C. Browne – President and CEO, Ronald McDonald House® New York. Past CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

   About the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

In 1992, Arthur Ashe established the Institute in partnership with SUNY Downstate intentionally, moved by the institution’s long history of serving immigrants and low-income Brooklyn residents as well as staff and faculty’s research. The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, located in multi-ethnic Brooklyn, collaborates with community members to design, incubate and replicate neighborhood-based interventions that address health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities. Recognizing the complexity of the economic and social determinants of health, we partner with a wide variety of grassroots and institutional organizations to provide after-school science enrichment, outreach initiatives in trusted venues, and research and advocacy. Community Health Empowerment guides and unifies all our work.

See More About Arthur Ashe in our World Liberty TV African-American Channels.

Discover Blue NYC Event – 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and its member companies hosted Discover Blue NYC 2016 , the annual media and demo event in New York City.

Bluetooth is the global wireless standard for simple, secure connectivity. Propelled by a global community of more than 30,000 companies, Bluetooth serves to unify, harmonize, and drive innovation in the vast range of connected devices all around us. Through collective creation and shared technical standards, Bluetooth simplifies, secures, and enriches the technology experience of users worldwide.

Discover Blue NYC 2016 showcased the latest Bluetooth devices at the forefront of innovation in the Internet of Things – from health and medical, sports and fitness, home automation, consumer electronics, audio, and more.

World Liberty TV, Tech Review team was on hand at the Discover Blue NYC Event, and had the pleasure of interviewing good amount of companies see what products they were showcasing and saying about them ,right here in our World Liberty TV, Technology Channel.

The Following Companies, World Liberty TV, Technology Channel team had the pleasure of meeting and speaking in detail about their products, and also see exclusive In Coverage of these same vendors in our World Liberty TV, Technology Blog  Channel.

New York Comic Con- 2016

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our Panels and Autograph Sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite Creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit big and small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

New York Comic Con attracted over 167,000 attendees in 2015, easily making it the largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country. And Crain’s New York Business has ranked NYCC as the second largest event in New York City! We don’t toot our own horn often, but that’s pretty awesome.

New York Comic Con is another killer event by ReedPOP. ReedPOP also runs the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, BookCon and more.

There are a number of comic book shows around the country and even around New York City. New York Comic Con is ONLY affiliated with C2E2, Emerald City Comicon and Special Edition: NYC. We do not run, do not staff, are not part of any other comic conventions in the US. New York Comic Con is a ReedPOP show and is not affiliated with San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).

World Liberty TV ,Team was on hand at the NY Comic Con 2016, See some real characters ,right here in our World Liberty TV.

 

 

 

4th Annual Hellenic Initiative Gala NYC -2016

THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE’S 4TH ANNUAL GALA RAISES MORETHAN $2 MILLION Event Honors Greek NGOs METAdrasi & Together for Children; Special Grant Announced for Greek Athletes’ Preparation for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Hellenic Initiative’s (THI) Fourth Annual Gala took place on September 30 in New York City, and raised a total of more than $2 million, which will be directed in programs that are expected to create a positive, long–‐lasting, impact in Greek society.

With more than 700 guests, THI’s banquet was attended, by prominent members of the Greek Diaspora community and major Philhellenes from around the world.

Keynoting the gala was Admiral Jim Stavridis , USN (Ret), Dean The Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy ,Tufts University.

With the banquet’s main theme focusing ,as every year on the empowerment of Greece’s future ,THI honored two very active and impactful Greek NGO’s ; (1) METAdrasi – which offers interpretation services to immigrants and protection to unaccompanied children ,and (2) Together for Children – which is a union of Nonprofit children welfare NGO’s.

A Special recognition award was conferred on ReGeneration ,an innovative paid internship program for the Greek graduates , sponsored jointly by The Coco –Cola Company and THI. The program focuses on building “employability” and battling Greece’s “brain drain”.

A special tribute was made to four Olympic Greek athletes: Lefteris Petrounias ,Katerina Stefanidi, and Spyros Gianniotis and Greek American Helen Maroulis – all of whom competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games .THI also will be supporting Greek athletes who plan on participate in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Thi’s annual gala Fundraiser fully aligns with the organization’s main mission ,which is to support Greek society during the current financial crisis , through focusing on crisis relief , entrepreneurship and economic development.

Over the past four years, THI’s crisis relief programs have benefited ,among others : thousands of people with more than two million meals ,more thank 10,000 thousand children with vaccinations, more than 13,000 with primary and secondary dental treatments .

In addition $ 4,250,000 was distributed to 14 Greek startups through The Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award; 233 paid Internships have been secured through the ReGeneration program ; more than 400 business ideas have been mentored through the VentureGarden program; and young and talented Greek’s were given the chance to participate in the internship programs in the leading U.S and Australian companies .

World Liberty TV,Team was on hand at the THI’s 4th Annual Gala ,see some of the Donor’s Honoree’s are behind this great program ,right here in our World Liberty TV, Cultural channel.

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