“Forgotten Hollywood”- United Nations Ambassador Hathaway

Posted on June 16, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who announced the appointment, called her a longstanding supporter of women’s and girls’ rights.

   She said Hathaway will put the spotlight on women’s work at home caring for their families as a key barrier to equality. Hathaway will be making the case that parental leave for mothers and fathers, and childcare services, are important ways for employers to demonstrate that:

They understand the value of their staff — both male and female.

anne-hathaway-caricature   The 33-year-old actress previously served as an advocate for the Nike Foundation, which supports programs to empower adolescent girls in the developing world, and traveled to Kenya and Ethiopia to raise awareness on child marriage. In 2013, she narrated the CNN documentary, Girl Rising, which focused on the power of female education.

<——– Anne Hathaway won a 2013 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Miserables. She stated:  

I am honored and inspired by this opportunity to aid in advancing gender equality. 

   Congratulations to the talented star.

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   Walt Disney Company’s new $5.5 billion Shanghai Theme Park officially opened as its sixth resort, the first in mainland China. The park’s opening follows a decade of negotiations, five years of construction, and weeks of having over one million visitors trying out its rides, shops, restaurants, and its two hotels. The 963-acre facility is 57%-owned by the government-backed Shanghai Shendi Group. Letters of congratulations were read from the Chinese and American presidents, Xi Jinping and Barack Obama.

   Analysts expect Shanghai Disneyland to become the world’s most-visited theme park, annually attracting 50 million guests. Plus, it’s designed to appeal to Chinese visitors. Highlights include Garden of the Twelve Friends, and characters like Remy from Ratatouille, Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, and animals of the Chinese Zodiac. At the entrance, instead of Main Street USA, it’s Mickey Avenue.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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