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AID FOR AIDS To Host My Hero Gala

first_imgAID FOR AIDS, the international non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk of HIV and other vulnerable situations, has announced the honorees for this year’s annual “My Hero Gala.”Iconic scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci will receive the My Hero Award for decades of substantial contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiencies, both as a scientist and as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Television star and activist Daniel (Danny) Pintauro will be presented the Courage Award by his “who’s the Boss” co-star Tony Danza for his efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination.Additionally, the organization has announced that ABC national news special correspondent Gio Benitez will be the emcee for the evening, and Latin pop star Guto Bittencourt will perform, debuting the song “Rolling” from his upcoming album. 100% of the royalties from his new single will be donated to AID FOR AIDS international (AFA).Now in its 19th year of its international life-saving work providing 1st world medicines to developing, world populations, founder and Executive Director Jesus Aguais said, “Now in its 19th year, AFA celebrates being recognized internationally as a successful model of empowerment. As we close in on our 20th anniversary our ambitious goal is to continue reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV, as well as to expand our high social impact programs that enable the development of leadership, adopting prevention and comprehensive health as a lifestyle for a better quality of life.”The “MY HERO Gala” will be held November 4th at the new Cipriani on Broadway in downtown New York City.In addition to those named above, supporters expected at the gala include: Kelly Rutherford; Nicole Miller; Miss Universe Paulina Vega; Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro, Madeline Brewer from Orange is the New Black, Clay Aiken, designer Angel Sanchez; Board member- scientist Dr. Bill Haseltine (known for his groundbreaking work on HIV/AIDS meds and the human genome); Venezuelan humanitarian and President of Aid for AIDS, Maria Eugenia Maury; Founder and Executive Director, Jesus Aguais; David Roth; Donald Dye; and Laura Pilson among others.last_img read more

Manitoba media APTN heading to court to allow cameras in Fontaine murder

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of media outlets, including APTN, is applying to have cameras in the courtroom to record and broadcast during the trial of Raymond Cormier.Cormier is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine.The 15-year-old girl’s body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg on Aug. 17, 2014.APTN, along with CTV News, Global Winnipeg and CBC Manitoba are seeking permission from the courts to live stream the Cormier’s trial with portions being broadcast on TV and radio.A hearing on whether cameras will be allowed begins June 12 in Winnipeg.Anyone wishing to intervene on the camera access can file a brief with the courts before May 23.news@aptn.calast_img read more