first_img Login/Register With: A black-tie charity gala calling itself a “Toronto Film Fest Official Closing” party, and billed as a toy drive benefiting Sick Kids, has been warned by the hospital to stop using its trademark. Neither Sick Kids Hospital nor TIFF are affiliated with the Saturday night affair.Lynn Bessoudo, public relations manager for the hospital, confirmed the murky situation to the Star on Friday. The Evening with the Stars event, which goes under several names including “City Gala 2017 TIFF Soiree,” has never donated proceeds to the hospital and has no association with them, she wrote in an email.“They were using our trademark to promote and solicit for the event without our permission. We did demand that they stop using our trademark and they have complied, removing it from their website.” Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Bessoudo noted that the organizers “have dropped off some toys at the hospital in the past.” The event is listed as the 21st annual affair of its kind in some of the marketing materials. Another said it started in 2004.Actor D-Teflon, listed as the keynote speaker of Saturday night’s event, said he was so frustrated with Sick Kids that he wouldn’t be returning to the hospital where he says he’s been doing meet-and-greets for a decade.“For us, it was just a slap in the face,” he told the Star over the phone. The phrase “sick kids,” he added, “doesn’t belong to the hospital.”They could take their donations to any other children’s hospital, “because at the end of the day, we don’t need to go to Sick Kids.”The event, planned for 8 p.m. at the Bond Place Hotel, just east of Yonge-Dundas Square, “celebrates the careers” of recently departed Entertainment Tonight correspondents Rick Campanelli and Natasha Gargiulo. A rep for Campanelli confirmed that he’d be receiving an award at the event.A single ticket to the event — which promises an “unprecedented opportunity to meet, mingle, dine and party” with “Hollywood A-list” celebrities, athletes, Playboy Playmates and models — will run you $165, if you aren’t part of industry unions. An “Ultra VIP” table for 10, including dinner and “1 bottle,” costs $1,500.The event’s Instagram account, @tiffgala, says the “dinner is now sold out.”D-Teflon said the price tag covers venue costs and food, and that the company hasn’t made any profit from the weekend affair.In an earlier email to the Star, a rep for the Miami-based organizing company Suited LifeStyle Celebrity Events Group wrote that the city gala event is “strictly for toy donations,” but also that guests can make monetary donations if they wish.“They must make it directly to the hospitals we choose to deal with and the foundation that we believe in supporting,” the email read. D-Teflon said that, while no monetary donation was required, they’d been dropping off cheques from attendees of their events for years.This year’s event listing on Facebook calls it “mandatory” for guests to bring either two toys to donate to Sick Kids or a cheque made out directly to the hospital, with a minimum donation amount of $25.Outside of Toronto, the company runs events in the United States, with Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando and Los Angeles Children’s Hospitals listed as toy recipients. The company email said the primary goal was for a million toys to reach the hands of kids, and wasn’t financial gain.Bessoudo did confirm that the toys that Sick Kids has received complied with the hospital’s guidelines, which require toys to be new in order to avoid contamination for young patients with compromised immune systems.She couldn’t, however, confirm an exact number of toys donated.D-Teflon said that after an event last year, they brought “nine SUVs” full of toys to Sick Kids. “Because it’s not money, it’s not good enough for them,” he said.The Bond Place Hotel general manager declined to comment on “any information regarding guests or proceedings that may or may not take place at our property.”TIFF also confirmed it has no affiliation with the event.By VICTORIA GIBSON – Toronto Star Staff ReporterSOURCE:  TORONTO STAR Advertisement An earlier version of the City Gala invitation, still available on Facebook, features official logos of TIFF and Sick Kids Hospital, though the event is unaffiliated. (FACEBOOK) Advertisementlast_img read more

CHAMBER CORNER Learn About Wilmingtons Hair Designs

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week.  In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting Wilmington’s Hair Designs.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Michaela Klofac From AFLACIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”last_img read more

SC wonders how transparency cant be taken beyond a point

first_imgDuring the hearing on the new law to replace the collegium system of appointments, a bench of the court headed by Justice J S Khehar noted that transparency could be there only to a “certain degree”.The bench put a query as to how it can be proved even when it is known that a person under consideration for appointment for judgeship is casteist, communal, dishonest and misleads. “How are you going to prove that a person is casteist? He is a communal? He misleads or is dishonest,” asked the constitution bench. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“Can you put an opinion in public when it opens up a candidate (for judgeship) to public ridicule? Hundreds of litigations will then start. We can be transparent to certain degree but not to the world at large” the bench said.“The wisdom of people who watch over needs to be preserved. Transparency is good but you should give views above it. It may be transparent to a degree but not at large. We want to devise something that wrong is not perpetuated.,” the bench observed. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe bench intervened when senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said the collegium system needs to be “opened up” and more transparency must be brought in appointments. Resuming his arguments he asked the court step in to stop the NDA government from “tinkering” with the independence of judiciary with new law on appointment of judges which takes the country to the days of “notorious emergency”.“India would do what Dr Ambedkar, Nehru and other galaxy of patriots and constitutional experts wanted to be done in India. It is a matter of shame that what is sought to be done is what the late Indira Gandhi did with our judiciary during the notorious emergency by her diabolical advisors,” he submitted before the five-judge Constitution Bench. He attacked the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and asked the apex court to assert itself and not leave it to executive to tinker the independence of judiciary.“I feel insulted that I have to deal with this kind of junk. I request the bench to assert itself and not leave the issue of appointment of judges to the executive,” Jethmalani told the bench, also comprising Justices J Chelameswar, M B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and A K Goel. “The Attorney General seems to tell us that in 15 countries the Executive is the final authority. This is what he wants India to do. This is disgraceful. I suggest that this court should express its anger and contempt for such a submission,” Jethmalani submitted.last_img read more