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  1. Hundreds of International NGO's, Celebrities and Messengers Join the UN in Raising Awareness of the Ceasefire on September 21st. A Global PeaceDay TV Internet Broadcast

    Peace In Our Lifetime a UK based organisation, are hosting ‘Global United Parties for Peace’ which will be part of the Peace Day TV Broadcast Collaboration for Peace Day. Their London and USA Music events will be live streamed into a Global Broadcast. PeaceDay.tv and production partners are inviting people from countries all around the world to participate in what may turn out to be the world's largest ever humanitarian & entertainment Internet broadcast ever scheduled for September 17-21, 2010.

    London, United Kingdom, September 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Hundreds of NGO's, Celebrities and Messengers Join the UN in Raising Awareness of the Ceasefire on September 21st

    Peace in Our Lifetime are part of this year's Peace Day TV Broadcast. A Broadcast which has gathered notable NGO's, Inspiring Peace Messengers, Celebrities along with International Musicians playing uplifting music from around the world. All have gathered to raise awareness of the UN agreed Ceasefire, which is officially part of the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2010.

    This year's 'Global United Party for Peace in London featuring musicians such as Mike Lindup (Level 42), Kuljit Bhamara (The Guru, Bend it Like Beckham, Bombay Dreams) joining other artists John Young (Asia, Scorpions), Ricardo Garcia, Two Spot Gobi, Tony Moore and Xander Nichting to celebrate the day when humanity lay down our weapons by conscious choice. The London Party will be live-streamed via their website but also into peaceday.tv which is also embedded into the United Nations Official website.

    Standing with Peacejam, Good Will Treaty, Imagine Peace, Just Giving, Love is All We Need and many other peace pioneering organisations, Peace in Our Lifetime aim is to raise awareness of The International Day of Peace by and Peace One Day's extraordinary work. Peace in Our Lifetime initiative founder Lynne Hazelden said, "We are Standing together as one collective intention and inviting people around the world to thank someone or people in their lives, community, services and families for acts of kindness. To bring attention to the peace being created everyday by ordinary people. Also, by inviting individuals to take a personal stand for peace by adding their voice, be counted and downloading their own personalised peace certificate which shows their unique voice inside." Their aim is to count to one billion souls by acknowledging each individuals personal choice.

    Betty Williams, Nobel Laureate - "I encourage everyone around the globe to recognize and celebrate International Day of Peace on September 21st. This is a day to honor all of those groups and people who work for peace everyday, all year long. I am a member of the PeaceJam Foundation and we are excited to be supporting Peace In Our Lifetimes' "Global United Parties for Peace" in cities around the world and the United Nation's annual global cease fire. Until everyday is Peace Day, it is important that we do all we can to create a safe and just world -- we owe this to children across the globe."

    More information on the organisations partnering with Peace in Our lifetime with details on how to get Involved.


    London Event page : http://thebedford.co.uk/EventView.aspx?ID=...75-5498b9b87a78

    Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/92289

    PeaceDay.tv and Peace in OUR lifetime productions are inviting partners invite individuals around the world to participate in what may turn out to be the world's largest ever humanitarian & entertainment Internet broadcast ever scheduled for September 17-21st.

    The "Peace Day Global Broadcast" combines this year's UN Millennium Development Goals Review Summit from the United Nations with the 2010 International Day of Peace celebrations from around the world. This five day celebration includes live coverage from the UN building in NY including the Millennium Review Summit with world leaders, a peace concert from London from Peace In Our Lifetime, the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots youth event in Los Angeles, the planting of Peace Trees from Finland by Israeli & Palestinian Ambassadors, Art Miles Peace Murals from the Giza Pyramid in Egypt, a Peace Day Parade from Hawaii, and EarthDance festivals from over 20 locations globally.

    Between the live segments are pre-produced documentary segments that cover the state of world affairs in areas ranging from ending poverty, peace keeping, the middle east, child mortality, 2010 disasters, bio-diversity, maternal health, indigenous peoples, world culture, the Millennium Development Goals, and much more.

    Content is provided by CARE, UNICEF, ONE Campaign, Millennium Campaign, The Elders, Water.org, UN World Food Program, Peace One Day, UNIFEM, Action Against Hunger, Amnesty International, World Economic Forum, URI, Agape, Playing For Change, and over 50 more of the worlds most effective aid organizations listed on the www.peaceday.tv website. As part of the International Day of Peace promotion and education we will be airing the entire "Day After Peace" documentary created by the Peace One Day Foundation, and include a special film festival comprised of short films provided by the Global Oneness Project.

    Celebrities appearing include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Nelson Mandela, Bono, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jimmy Carter, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn, Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Al Pacino, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, USHER, Justn Beiber, Jonas Brothers, Charlize Theron, Jane Goodall, David Beckham, James Cameron, Jude Law, Drew Barrymore, Roger Federer, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Michael Douglas, Muhammed Ali, Jeremy Irons, Sarah Jessica Parker, Richard Branson, Michael Franti, Kofi Anan, Ban-Ki Moon, Cameron Diaz, Princess Hussein of Jordan, Jackie Chan, Jamie Foxx, Mia Farrow, Lenny Kravitz, Kevin Bacon, Alan Rickman, Gordon Brown, Jennifer Connelly, Antonia Banderas, Orlando Bloom, Jet Li, and too may others to mention.

    Celebrate the International Day of Peace with incredible entertainment and learn about the Millennium Development Goals by tuning in during the September 17-21st broadcast period.

    The Peace Day Player is available for people or organizations to freely place on their own websites, Facebook pages, MySpace pages, even in blog pages such as WordPress.

    The Peace Day Global Broadcast is an annual charitable humanitarian event coordinated through the cooperation of LiveSteam, Unity Foundation, ShockRa Entertainment, Xeden, PeacePortal.mobi, and GlobaLink TotalVision Network.




    To find out more information, Download A Peace Certificate got to http://www.peaceinourlifetime.org/



  2. New York (April 29, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — (RED) today announced the launch of The Lazarus Effect Campaign, a multi-platform campaign across TV, online and print, including an HBO documentary airing on May 24, that will help raise awareness of the transformative effect of antiretroviral medicine for those living with HIV in Africa. Launching April 29 on HBO, the awareness campaign will roll out across various TV and online networks in the coming weeks. The campaign equates the relative value of 40 cents by comparing trivial items worth 40 cents e.g. a stick of gum, a smear of lipstick — to the value of one day's worth of life transforming antiretroviral medication.

    The campaign, directed by renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe, features Bono, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Claire Danes, Alek Wek, Iman, John Turturro, Toni Collette, Hugh Jackman, Orlando Bloom, Lucy Liu, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Bryan Cranston, LeAnn Rimes, Jane Lynch, Michelle Rodriguez, Gwen Stefani, Hayden Christensen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Don Cheadle, Ludacris, Common, Benicio Del Toro, Dakota Fanning, Christy Turlington and the Jonas Brothers.

    "At the heart of this campaign, is a message of progress and the results of smart targeted aid," says Susan Smith Ellis, CEO, (RED). "We felt it was important to show that people's lives are being transformed every day by medication funded by organizations such as the Global Fund and PEPFAR. This story needs to be told so that people understand that the money is working, there is real progress and that we need to continue making this treatment accessible to those who need it."

    read the entire article and see the video with Orlando and mnay others at this link:



  3. Sebastian Copeland Gallery Exhibit and Book Signing in West Hollywood

    Saturday 02.06.2010 @ 1:00pm

    Venue: John Varvatos Boutique (click here for venue details)

    Please join Sebastian Copeland at the John Varvatos West Hollywood store for a gallery exhibit and book signing. 20% of proceeds will benefit the Sebastian Copeland Foundation.

    Saturday, February 6, 2010



    8800 Melrose Ave

    West Hollywood, CA


  4. The end of this week is like a race to keep up with the flood of trailers and clips coming out of Sundance. On deck now is nine minutes of Sympathy for Delicious. It is the first film directed by actor Mark Ruffalo, written by and starring Christopher Thornton, who plays “a newly paralyzed DJ [who] gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.”

    The film also features Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney and John Carroll Lynch. The footage is grainy and energetic, and most of the performances look rock-solid. Check out the footage after the break.

    Thornton (who is actually paraplegic, due to a climbing accident) describes his character Dino Dwyer, aka DJ Delicious D, as a down and out paralyzed guy who eats via a soup line run by Father Joe (Ruffalo). He’s attending healing services, and wakes up one day with the realization that he can lay hands on people and heal them. Then, as Ruffalo says, “he takes his God-given gift and prostitutes it for sex, drugs, rock and roll and fame.”

    I love what I’m seeing here from Thornton, Ruffalo and Bloom. Seeing Bloom look like he’s really on top of the role is a pleasant surprise, and while it’s no shock to see Ruffalo look like he’s nailed his role, it’s always great to see the guy work. I hope Peter and/or David manage to catch this one so we can get some first-hand impressions.


    9 minutes worth of footage from Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" has landed online and promises a gritty, realistic, edgy if not slightly surreal tale of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. Be forewarned, the footage seems like a complete summary of the film and appears to have some major spoilers in there so may want to hold off on watching it all the way through.

    Written by and starring Christopher Thornton, the film follows a paraplegic DJ who acquires the ability to heal, only to prostitute his new-found powers for sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. From what we can glean from the clips Ruffalo plays a priest who tries to advise Thornton on what to do with his powers; Juliette Lewis is a groupie/band member; Orlando Bloom appears to be a hard partying Brit rocker while Laura Linney plays a nun. As we previously reported, Montreal's Besnard Lakes will be scoring with musical contributions from members of the Mars Volta and Shiny Toy Guns.

    We dig the grimy, low key aesthetic of the film, and the performances look first rate. We're curious to see how this one turns out.


  5. Storming into Cannes with an ever-more muscular international slate and standout financial results, Gallic mini-major StudioCanal has announced that it will be teaming with Neal Moritz's L.A.-based Original Films to reboot "Cliffhanger."

    StudioCanal has international production relationships with a slew of high-profile companies: Original, Montecito (on "Chloe"), Spyglass (the Charlize Theron-starrer "The Tourist"), John Woo and Terence Chang's Lion Rock Prods. (for Kim Jee-woon's "Max and the Junkmen") and Media Asia -- where it co-finances Johnnie To's $40 million "The Red Circle," from a script by "Eastern Promises" director Steve Knight.

    "Circle" begins to shoot in early fall, Courson said


  6. Hard day today for Sebastian:

    Leads and fog

    You can tell a "wet" or open lead from a frozen one for the discolorisation on the ice at the water's edge. A wet lead has a brownish hue which noticeably breaks from the duotone spectrum of white and blue of the Arctic ice. From an ice mound even just a couple of feet high, you can spot a large open lead from a distance; and invariably, tension sets into the pit of your stomach. An open leads means business: it will generally cut your route (for obvious reasons you are more likely to run into an east/west lead when traveling north), and challenge you for a strategy to bypass it. Often, this will involve a calculated risk. At best, a wet lead will cost you time; at worst it will kill you. We crossed so many open leads today (the strong winds of the last few days have surely helped put more cracks in the ice) that I lost count. Sivce the sea ice feels and looks like a desert, it's a always a mind twisterr to acknowledge that leads are not canals or rivers: they immediately drop to the ocean's floor; and that below your feet, the ice is just a few feet thick floating above the same great depth!

    After being robbed of two miles ovenight to the south drift, we set off onto broken-up terrain, which slowed us down. Route finding and lead crossing strategy are some of the fundementals of North Pole travel. And today, we had plenty of opportunity for both. The weather was not bad to start at minus 22F, sunny and a light 5mph breeze. You always get an elated sense of relief and satisfaction when you beat the challenge of an open lead. Sometimes you "trick" it, sometimes you luck out; other times you work hard at it. But when nature does the work for you, that is undoubtedly one of the greatest shows on Earth. By afternoon, we got trapped in a mangled maze of twisted and fragmented cracks system, spread over a couple of miles. But unlike the seemingly still, icy world which we have mainly been privy to, today--like yesterday--displayed the enormous power that lurks the sea. Upon approaching a massive open lead, we spotted what seemed like a pinch crowded with ice blocks. In fact, those blocks--some weightiing multiple tons--were being shoved around like rubber duckies and pressed into a 20 foot pressure ridge right before our eyes. A spectacle of sound and sights of incredible proportion which not many people get to see!

    Due in part to the abundance of open water, we were soon shrouded in a thick ice fog. And over the course of the day, the winds grew again to 25-35 mph strong with visibility reduced to a couple of hundred feet. Ice fogs, as you'd expect from the name, are not warm. Temperature dropped to -27F and high humidity which makes it feel 10 degrees lower. Between the terrain and the conditions, travel became increasingly difficult. Additionally, the snow drift from the wind covered many of the small wet leads making them blend in and seem frozen--a challenge when you're in the lead.

    We are also now constantly thinking about food, as it is now clear that we have to ration or we will run out, and it is affecting our psyche. We traveled for 12.5 hours and only covered 10 nautical miles--probably two more factoring drift. We are still flying east and our position upon stopping was N88°15.115 and W58°13.915. Today was tough. We hope for better conditions tomorrow. Thank you for keeping with us.

    Sebastian Copeland My Space

  7. This is the last add of Sebastian to his blog on My Space, posted on 14th April 2009:

    Rush hour traffic.

    One thing you would not expect up here on the ice is a traffic jam. Yet,

    that is effectively what happened to us at the end of our day.


    we lost a mile south overnight to the drift, not to mention the

    easterly drift which has increased to two latitude points a day, for

    the last two days! With that, and yesterday's disappointing distance,

    today's focus was on performance: I was determined to do 14 nautical

    miles. Less than that, and I thought our prospects to make the pole by

    the 26th were poor, a sentiment I knew was shared among our logistics

    team. Setting off, I was gripped by the irony of bringing a time

    pressure into such a seemingly timeless environment. Such a human thing

    to do. In our communion with Nature up here, this felt so out of

    context. And sad. Even out here, we cannot help but bring our social

    baggage. Brought to focus on speed and efficiency, I could not help but

    feel upset at myself: here as well, in the end, I would be competing.

    This meant no indulgences in travel, and no shoot time until I felt we

    could afford it. On a day like today this proved more painful than I

    thought, as we saw big weather shifts, and with it some visuals which

    were new to us. Battered again by winds from the south west lashing out

    and turning us into whip boys, a cloud cover shortly set in,

    progressively covering the sun. The landscape became tough to read, as

    all the already low contrast of this white environment was gone--save

    the blue and green hues off the pressure ridges. Imagine walking into a

    thick white fog, but with no fog: that is more or less what it felt

    like out here--but add 25 mph winds! Luckily, the clouds lifted, but

    the wind persisted, increasing through the day. We mostly lucked out

    with the terrain and, save a couple of tough spots, benefitted at last

    from friendlier large flat pans. But towards the end of the day, we

    came upon a wide wet lead: open water near our bank, and no clear idea

    of how solid the ice was on the other side. We proceeded to walk to the

    east as one spot in the distance seemed cluttered with slush that might

    help our passage. That is when something very different came into view.

    Two unidentified black spots, standing where we were headed. We these

    humans? As we approached, it turned out to be John Huston and Tyler

    Fish, who are also going for the pole, their trip unsupported! Within

    millions a square miles we run into two other dots who like ourselves,

    elected to subject themselves to this exercise in self torture! To be

    fair we knew they were within striking distance of us and were, too,

    caught in this powerful easterly drift. We had a good moment with them,

    as they put on their water suits and we thought to set up camp and wait

    until morning as the crossing looked sketchy. This was the end of our

    day, the beginning of theirs. Surely by morning, the lead would freeze

    over. But soon they were on the other side and gave us the thumbs up!

    We quickly gathered our stuff and made the testy crossing through

    slush. Both Keith and I put one boot through the ice, but made it

    safely. On the other side, these boys had left an angel in the snow as

    a sign of good luck. They are on the same tight schedule as we are. We

    eventually caught up with them and shared tracks for about an hour,

    when we called it a day after a solid 14 hours. We are tired but

    satisfied with 14 nautical miles of true north travel. Factoring the

    drift and the weaving, we probably did three miles more than that. We

    will lose some overnight but currently our position is N87°42.449 and

    W72°20.880. Temperature were in the order of minus 22F degrees not

    factoring windshield. Good night and thank you for being with us.

    Sebastian Copeland's My Space

    And his mom wrote today:

    16 apr 2009 02.09

    Hey Everyone! Sebastian's Mom here! It's 1.30 AM in France, and I've just had a phone call (by radio-satellite) from Sebastian who told me to tell you that he is extremely grateful for all the support he's getting from you all! He says it's really important for him and for Keith to know that there are so many people out there rooting for them, and he's counting on you all to spread the word to get as many of your friends and family to follow his daily journal. He sounded good except that his voice was a little slurred from a frostbite at the end of his tongue from breathing in the icy air. He thinks they're pretty well on course to get to the North Pole before the ice starts to seriously melt. I told him that following his daily journal was like watching a TV series every day with an amazing cliff-hanger at the end of each episode, and he laughed! Thanks for the loyal support. It's important for me, also, to to know that people are aware of the supreme effort my son is making to enlighten as many people as possible

    Good luck to Sebastian for his trip!! :thumbsup:

  8. From an article in the today's edition of Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District:

    "From Canterbury to Hollywood, actor Orlando Bloom has never been one to forget his roots.

    So when he heard his former playgroup Rough Common PreSchool was in need of a helping hand he was only too happy to pitch in. Asked for an autograph to raffle off at their Easter Fair, he donated a bag of booty fit for any Pirate of the Caribbean.

    Jenny Marks, pre-school supervisor, said: “We rely on fund-raising events to keep afloat, and we are so grateful to everyone who helped out.

    “We had some brilliant raffle prizes thanks to Orlando Bloom, but also thanks to many, many others, such as the Gulbenkian, the Black Horse, King’s School Sports Centre and lots of donations from parents.

    “We had a lovely day, and we raised £485 which will help us keep going.”

    The pre-school, based at Rough Common village hall, was established in 1973 and Orlando Bloom was there for a couple of years around 1980.

    Through his mother Sonia Copeland Bloom, he donated a section of the ‘bone ball’ from Pirates of the Caribbean II, a signed and framed poster, a drawing he made when he was a child, and a Lord of the Rings T-shirt presented to him at the premiere of the film in New Zealand.

    It was a welcome haul for his former pre-school which, as a registered charity, relies on goodwill. It is also reliant on pupil numbers and is looking to fill its available spaces for this September.

    Rough Common Pre-School, open to children aged two to school age, runs from 9.30am to noon on Mondays to Thursdays, and from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Fridays."

    Here are the scans of the article and a picture of Orlando at the age of three while at Rough Common Pre School:



    scans credit to Best Orlando community

  9. This is a wonderful story, full of hope and sweetness. Thanks to Orlando, for being such a special human being especially with children. Thanks to Lauren, that shows optimism and joy even during the illness, and this is so important for every ill child.

    And thanks to all the unknown people that every day help the world to be a better place.

  10. From what I can see of this small picture, he looks great! :wub:

    Thank you so much Elena for posting the link, I am glad he was able to attend and give his speech on a very important issue. :iheart:


    Actually, the pic is not so little.if you click on it, you can see it bigger :thumbsup:

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