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MARVELOUS MARVIN IS A KNOCKOUT IN HONG KONG AS HE RAISES FUNDS FOR LAUREUS PROJECT

  • Laureus Academy Members Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Edwin Moses  attend charity event for Laureus-supported Operation Breakthrough
  • ‘It is great to see that boxing is helping young people to change  their lives’ – says Marvelous Marvin Hagler
  • Laureus Chairman Edwin Moses makes keynote speech at ‘Sport Can Change Lives’ forum in Hong Kong

SOURCE:  Laureus / Cision

‘It is great to see that boxing is helping young people to change their lives’ – says Marvelous Marvin Hagler.  Photo Courtesy:  Laureus / Cision

‘It is great to see that boxing is helping young people to change their lives’ – says Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Photo Courtesy: Laureus / Cision

HONG KONG – Marvelous Marvin Hagler, one of the greatest boxers to climb into the ring, received a hero’s welcome from an enthusiastic audience when he was guest of honour at a Laureus fund-raising event in Hong Kong.

Laureus World Sports Academy Member Hagler, who won 52 of his 67 fights by knockout and only lost three times in his career, attended the boxing evening to help raise funds for the Laureus-supported Operation Breakthrough community sports project, which he had visited earlier in the day.

Hagler, who was wo rld middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, said: ” It was a great pleasure to be here to visit the young people at Operation Breakthrough in Hong Kong and share my experiences and passion about boxing as well as some skills with them. It is great to see that boxing is helping young people to change their lives.”

During a busy visit, Hagler and Laureus Chairman Edwin Moses also took part in the ‘Sport Can Change Lives’ forum which was held at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which brought together Hong Kong and international sporting legends to exchange inspirational ideas on how sport can make a real difference in young people’s lives.

Among those present was boccia star Leung Yuk Wing, who is a Nominee for the 2015 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. The winners of the Laureus World Sports

Boxing Great Marvelous Marvin Hagler -  Laureus Hong Kong Project Visit.  Photo Courtesy:  Laureus / Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

: Laureus Academy Member Marvelous Marvin Hagler poses for a picture with athletes at Hong Kong Sports Institute at Sha Tin District. Photo Courtesy: Laureus / Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Awards will be announced in Shanghai on April 15.

Edwin Moses said: “I was delighted to be invited to the forum and to connect with experts and enthusiasts in the sport for good field in Hong Kong. It was great to meet some of the top athletes who are giving up their time to help young people and to take part in an event that spreads positive messages and good practices. I hope it helped to stimulate thought and change.”

Operation Breakthrough is an organisation that uses sport as the means to help, rehabilitate and enhance opportunities for young people. The boxing programme was the first sport used to help fight crime, reduce juvenile delinquency and reoffending among young people from low income and immigrant communities. Now ten sports activities are offered each week throughout Hong Kong.

Operation Breakthrough Director, Barry Smith commenting on the support of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation said “I am delighted that Marvelous Marvin Hagler can be here with us today especially as boxing was the first sport we introduced into the programme. To have a legend such as Marvin to visit and give our young people tips is priceless. Everybody had a great time and this will be one of the great memories certainly for me and for all our boys.”

The very first professional boxer from the Operation Breakthrough Boxing Team, Surez Gurung, said “I am so happy that one of the great legends was here today. I still can’t believe I was actually getting tips from a legend such as Marvelous to help me improve my skills.”

ASSIGNMENTS / APPOINTMENTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

RLJ ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTES MARK WARD TO CHIEF ACQUISITIONS OFFICER, FEATURE FILMS AND HIRES ANGELA NORTHINGTON 

As Sr. VP Content Acquisitions, UMC Urban Movie Channel

SOURCE: Blacknews.com

RLJlogoLos Angeles, CA — RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE), founded by Robert L. Johnson, has promoted Mark Ward to Chief Acquisitions Officer, Feature Films and hired Angela Northington as its new Senior Vice President Content Acquisitions, UMC. Ms. Northington will pursue acquisitions for RLJEs urban brand, UMC, while Mark will continue to oversee feature film acquisitions for both Image and UMC. Their acquisitions will be distributed in multiple formats including theatrical and non-theatrical, broadcast television (including satellite and cable), DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming, including the recently launched UMC – Urban Movie Channel, RLJEs proprietary digital channel focused on urban-themed movies. RLJ Entertainments CEO Miguel Penella made the announcement today.

For the past year, Mr. Ward has been the lead acquisition executive for all of RLJEs feature films. He has acquired an impressive slate of titles, including THE REWRITE (Feb. 2015) starring Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons; and THE COBBLER (March 2015) starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, and Method Man. For the previous four years, Mr. Ward was instrumental in obtaining cast-driven feature films for distribution on television, box-office, VOD, digital platforms and packaged media for RLJ Entertainments Image Entertainment brand. Before Image, Ward was VP of Acquisitions for Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Ms. Northington has over 15 years of experience in the Urban entertainment space, working for such companies as Revolt TV, Sean Diddy Combs new cable network; CodeBlack Entertainment; and Simmons Lathan Media Group, the media company founded by mogul Russell Simmons and TV producer Stan Lathan. Ms. Northington joined RLJE on March 2.

Miguel Penella, CEO of RLJ Entertainment, said, “Mark has been instrumental in growing RLJ Entertainments feature film business, so we are delighted to promote him to our Chief Acquisitions Officer. With the recent launch of the UMC digital channel, our Chairman Robert L. Johnson and I were looking for the right person to grow the UMC brand and our urban library. With 15 years of experience in the urban market and her close relationships with established and emerging content producers, Angela is an ideal addition to the RLJE team.” Mr. Ward and Ms. Northington are based in RLJEs West Coast office in Woodland Hills, CA.

PHOTO(s) OF THE DAY

SOURCE:  Department of Defense /Defense News Lead Photo

150302-N-KE519-025  SASEBO, Japan (Mar. 2, 2015) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) lower the ship's port side anchor during an anchoring evolution. Green Bay is replacing the decommissioned Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III/Released)

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SASEBO, Japan (Mar. 2, 2015) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) lower the ship’s port side anchor during an anchoring evolution. Green Bay is replacing the decommissioned Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III/Released)

Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, March 5, 2015. Troopers conducted group and tactical movements while attacking an objective assisted by their Strykers and mortar fire during the exercise.

Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, March 5, 2015. Troopers conducted group and tactical movements while attacking an objective assisted by their Strykers and mortar fire during the exercise.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Zachery Johnson prepares to engage targets from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during training over San Clemente Island, Calif., Feb. 28, 2015. Johnson is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Zachery Johnson prepares to engage targets from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during training over San Clemente Island, Calif., Feb. 28, 2015. Johnson is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

TINA C. HINES TO INSPIRE AUDIENCE DURING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

SOURCE:  Blacknews.com

Franklin Park, NJ – When it comes to highlighting the best in women, voices will no longer be silenced. The Women’s Empowerment Luncheon will take place March 8 in Anguilla, BWI with keynote speaker Life Transformation Specialist Tina C. Hines. Women throughout the Caribbean will gather together this Sunday, at the CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa, as Tina

Tina C. Hines, Life Transformation Specialist Selected as Keynote Speaker

Tina C. Hines, Life Transformation Specialist Selected as Keynote Speakerhas a message for those striving for more.

has a message for those striving for more.

“This is message is for you, the woman who wakes up every day and with ease meets the needs of others. You, the woman who feels pain within but somehow manages to greet everyone with a smile. You, the woman who receives little in return but often gives her last. And you, the woman who makes it happen,” says Hines.

In conjunction with the Gender Affairs Unit, the Women’s Empowerment Luncheon in recognition of International Women’s day will feature keynote speaker Hines, along with several experts in the fields of hospitality, health and spiritual well-being. The day will culminate a weekend gala of International Women’s Month, where Hines will address attendees, which include 15 honorees, Radio Anguilla and Anguilla Governor Christine Scott.

International Women’s Day 2015’s theme, Make it Happen, signifies an ideal time to remind the world of how successful women can be. Although women are graduating college faster than men, it is estimated that women still earn just over 75 cents for every U.S. dollar that men earn. This is an international issue as well: According to Caribbean household surveys, only 33 percent of the “better-paid professional jobs” in the region — which include architecture, law or engineering — are held by women. The wage gap between these women and their male counterparts is an astounding 58 percent on average. (Source: Inter-America Development Bank)

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