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Art Departmental

The 2019 Television Critics Awards nominees compete for accolades across different categories honoring outstanding achievements in television.

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06/20/2019 JONESBORO – Arkansas State University will host a retirement celebration in recognition of Dr. Ruth A. Hawkins, Friday, June 28. The 4-5:30 p.m. event in the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd., is open to the public.  Brief remarks start at 5. Hawkins, who joined the university staff in 1978, has successfully filled several […]

20 Jun 19
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A complete list of the nominees for the annual TCA’s.

20 Jun 19
Heavy.com

Everything you need to know about the time and date of the 2019 BET Awards, which will be hosted live by actress Regina Hall.

20 Jun 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x7a9k9t” width=”480″ height=”270″] Robert Kraft and 15 former and current New England Patriots players are in Israel for a trip of a lifetime, and those in attendance will watch the team owner receive quite a prestigious award. After a busy day of riding camels, Kraft was honored in Jerusalem at a ceremony where […]

20 Jun 19
High Velocity Sport

Israel honors Pats’ Kraft with Genesis Prize https://es.pn/31W3Y1Y JERUSALEM — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel’s prestigious Genesis Prize, known as the “Jewish Nobel,” at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. […]

20 Jun 19
Women of Egypt Mag

More Than Just Your Cinderella: Beyond Soad Hosny’s Classic Tale Friday June 21, 2019                By: Lara Ahmed If there ever was an actress who could rightfully claim the title of Egypt’s sweetheart, she would be, without any challenge, the late, Soad Hosny. Dubbed as Cinderella of Egyptian Cinema, […]

20 Jun 19
Revista de Arte - Logopress

Sin investigación básica no hay desarrollo La investigadora del CSIC Margarita Salas recibe el Premio Inventor Europeo 2019 por su trayectoria científica innovadora en genética y biología molecular “Sin investigación básica no hay desarrollo”. Este es el menaje que ha recalcado hoy la bioquímica del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Margarita Salas, que ha […]

20 Jun 19
File 770

By Mark Blackman: On the damp, almost-almost summer evening of Wednesday, June 19th, the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series hosted authors Keith R.A. DeCandido and Chuck Wendig at its venue, the aptly-named Red Room at the 2nd floor KGB Bar in Manhattan’s East Village. The event opened, as customary, with Series co-host Matthew Kressel’s exhortation […]

20 Jun 19
BCNN1 WP

Israel gave the royal treatment to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday with a high-profile lunch and meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just before he was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize, known as the “Jewish Nobel.”

20 Jun 19
Newsy Today

Spanish biochemistry Margarita Salas (Asturias, 1938) has been distinguished today in Vienna with the European Inventor Award 2019 of the European Patent Office due to its pioneering role in genetic research. Salas has also been awarded the Popular award of the gala of European inventors, chosen by the public among the 15 finalists through an […]

20 Jun 19
Boston Herald
By ARON HELLER JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel’s prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In his keynote address, Kraft told the audience of Israeli and international dignitaries that he was “humbled and blessed” to accept the award, vowing that his new foundation would seek to tackle the rising tide of anti-Semitic vitriol online. “I believe we can use this platform of social media to make a genuine and lasting impact on the rising tide of hate,” he said, “especially against our people.” The feting and ritzy ceremony in his honor in Jerusalem offered Kraft a welcome reprieve just four months after he was charged with soliciting a prostitute at a Florida massage parlor. The 78-year-old billionaire businessman has vigorously battled the charges, and the case against him appears to be crumbling. He has pleaded innocent but also issued a written apology, expressing sorrow for hurting his family, friends and fans. Still, the embarrassing affair failed to tarnish the celebration of Kraft, a longtime supporter of Jewish and Israeli causes. He was awarded the 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and consistent commitment to combating anti-Semitism. Organizers said his foundation would continue his efforts against anti-Semitism, as well as the Palestinian-led movement to boycott, divest from, and place sanctions on Israel, known as BDS, and “other efforts to delegitimize Israel.” The $1 million award is granted each year to a person recognized as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Israel does not have a more loyal friend than Robert Kraft.” He welcomed what he called Kraft’s stand against “efforts by our enemies to undermine the State of Israel.” Leading supporters of BDS reject accusations of anti-Semitism, describing the campaign as a nonviolent protest against Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. In his speech, Kraft stuck to safe talking points, elaborating on his love of football, strong connection to Israel and commitment to Judaism. “These are most disconcerting times to the country I love so much,” he said, lamenting that anti-Semitism appears to have gone mainstream, with a major news outlet like the New York Times recently running a bigoted cartoon and members of Congress tweeting what many have called anti-Semitic remarks. “Social media is now a platform for hateful and vile rhetoric,” he said. Kraft described his deep bond to Israel, saying that he has led 27 missions and visited the country “a hundred times” since his honeymoon with his late wife in 1962. Kraft made no mention of the scandal during the night’s festivities, and the Patriots did not permit interviews with him. Dozens of VIPs showed up to the invitation-only event, hosted by comic Martin Short, including 15 active and former Patriot players who accompanied Kraft to Israel, as well as leaders of major Jewish organizations, top business and political figures and the prime minister. Kraft and his delegation were hosted beforehand at the prime minister’s office, where they presented Netanyahu a signed Patriots helmet and posed for a joint picture along with the Vince Lombardi Trophy they won at this year’s Super Bowl. Netanyahu thanked Kraft for his friendship, his longtime support and for boosting American football in Israel, where it has resonated with native-born Israelis who have taken a liking to the army-like strategy, camaraderie and collisions of the gridiron. “Everything you need in your game, Israel needs in its game,” Netanyahu told the players. “You need strategy and courage and ingenuity, we have that too.” Kraft is the sixth winner of the prestigious prize, following former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Michael Douglas, violinist Itzhak Perlman and sculptor Anish Kapoor. Last year’s winner, Natalie Portman, snubbed the event because she did not want to appear to be endorsing Netanyahu. The saga was troubling for the foundation, which says it works hard to prevent its philanthropy from being politicized. Kraft’s selection in January seemed like a safe bet to avoid repeat awkwardness, given his years of philanthropic activity and deep ties to Israel. But the following month, Florida authorities announced the misdemeanor solicitation charges as part of a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking. Kraft has kept a low profile since then and Patriot officials have pointedly deflected any mention of the case throughout the week-long visit to Israel. Kraft is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, the holding company of a diversified portfolio of businesses, which includes one of the largest privately-owned paper and packaging conglomerates in the world. He is best known, however, as owner of the six-time Super Bowl champion Patriots, one of the most successful franchises in American sports. Kraft, who grew up in an observant Jewish home, is a well-known philanthropist in Israel, with deep connections to politicians across the political spectrum — including to Netanyahu, whom he’s known for decades. Though a Democrat, he is also friendly with President Donald Trump. Kraft is also the driving force behind the growth of American football in Israel in recent years. He’s sponsored the sport since it was launched in 1999, and there are now more than 2,000 active players on more than 80 teams playing at various levels. In 2017, he dedicated the Kraft Sports Complex in Jerusalem, which includes Israel’s first full-sized football field. At the time, he brought a group of professional football Hall of Fame players with him, including well-known stars of the game Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach and Mike Singletary. Tom Brady and other Patriots stars have also visited over the years. His current delegation includes kicker Stephen Gostkowski and former greats Drew Bledsoe, Ty Law, Vince Wilfork, Kevin Faulk and Andre Tippett. Reigning Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman is also in Israel for the event honoring Kraft. The Genesis Prize was inaugurated in 2014 and is run in partnership between the Israeli prime minister’s office, the private Genesis Prize Foundation and the chairman’s office of the Jewish Agency, a nonprofit group with close ties to the Israeli government. It is funded by a $100 million endowment established by the foundation. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been granted the foundation’s only lifetime achievement award. ____ Follow Heller at http://www.twitter.com/aronhellerap