Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement to Greek journalists, following his contacts in Mariupol and Sartana, Ukraine (Mariupol, 31.01.2022)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement to Greek journalists, following his contacts in Mariupol and Sartana, Ukraine (Mariupol, 31.01.2022)I am here today, in Mariupol, a few kilometers from the contact line, which is known to be the main area of tension between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, in order to support with my presence, upon instruction from Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek Community living here; a community numbering over 100,000 people. Behind me you can see the building of the Federation of Greek Communities of Ukraine.

I also had the opportunity today to speak by telephone with my friend, my counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, to whom I reiterated Greece’s firm position. Greece, out of principle, always supports the independence and territorial integrity of all states, in accordance with the principles of International Law and the United Nations Charter. I would like to express the hope that the tension which currently exists will not continue, that the situation will return to calm and de-escalation.

In any case, however, I stated to the Federation of Greek Communities and its representatives that the Hellenic Republic, the Mitsotakis government, the Prime Minister, will stand by their side and will support them.

100 LANDMARKS ACROSS THE WORLD LIGHT UP IN UNITY TO RAISE AWARENESS TO END NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES ON WORLD NTD DAY 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai Al Wasl Plaza - Credit_Chris PikeABU DHABI, UAE, Jan. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 100 landmarks in 32 countries lit up in unity to mark the third annual World NTD Day on January 30, 2022 including The Bell Tower in Perth, Tokyo Tower, Great Wall of China, New Delhi Railway Station, Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, Expo 2020 Dubai, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, The Rome Colosseum, Jet d’ Eau, Niagara Falls, CN Tower, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and Christ the Redeemer.

A special focus was placed on notable landmarks in endemic countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Sudan. Originally announced in Abu Dhabi in 2019, the 100 ‘light ups’ aim to shine a light on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), as World NTD Day supports the goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to eliminate at least one NTD from 100 endemic countries by 2030.

Rome Colosseum - Credit_Alessio Rubicondi

 

Canada Niagara Falls - Credit_Lucas Claxton - GiantShoeCreative

 

Philippines SM MALL OF ASIA GLOBE_Credit - Erwin Barleta

 

Great Wall of China, Simatai - Credit_WTown

 

UAE Emirates Palace - Credit_Jonathan Gibbons

 

The Helmsley Building in New York

 

Rwanda Kigali Convention Centre - Credit_Andre Rugema

 

UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk Mills - Credit_Sylvia

 

Kenya Kenyatta International Convention Centre - Credit_Lameck Ododo

 

Canada CN Tower - Credit_Jonathan Gazze

 

Christ the Redeemer in Brazil - Credit_Roberto Antunes

 

Leaning Tower of Pisa - Credit_Vanessa Salvati

 

New Delhi Railway Station in India

 

Tokyo Tower - Credit_Yoshiaki Miura

World NTD Day is a global movement that aims to galvanize the global health community and engage the public in the urgent effort to end NTDs. This year Uniting to Combat NTDs used the Day to launch the 100% Committed movement, which exists to begin securing political and financial commitments in support of the Kigali Declaration on NTDs.

Thoko Pooley, Executive Director of Uniting to Combat NTDs, said: “Today, building on the success of the London Declaration on NTDs, and recognising the changing global landscape, we are using World NTD Day 2022 as a catalyst for action. We are launching the 100% Committed campaign, a global movement to secure increased resources for neglected tropical diseases, and crucially to facilitate political leadership and ownership of NTD programmes from affected countries, through endorsements and signatories behind the new Kigali Declaration on NTDs.”

Through the UAE helmed diplomatic efforts to obtain official recognition of the day with several WHO Member States, World NTD Day was officially recognized by the WHO in May 2021. The Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi continues to play a leading role in building partnerships and supporting  World NTD Day through the Reaching the Last Mile Initiative (RLM), a portfolio of global health programs focused on accelerating progress towards disease elimination that are driven by the personal commitment of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Nassar Al Mubarak, Senior Director at the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, said: “World NTD Day represents an important catalyst to translate awareness into action – it is not only crucial for the public to know more about these diseases, but also for donors, endemic countries and other stakeholders to collaborate to bring an end to NTDs in affected countries. Over the past few decades, incredible progress has been made towards ending NTDs; however, one in five people in the most vulnerable communities around the world are still affected by these preventable and treatable diseases. We are pleased to see the Day providing a platform for raising awareness through the new 100% Committed campaign and efforts such as the light-up activation. We hope that this movement continues to gain traction and spark new partnerships and commitments necessary to beat NTDs for good.”

NTDs are a group of communicable diseases that are preventable and treatable, yet continue to affect more than 1.7 billion people worldwide, including 1 billion children. There are 20 diseases that cause immeasurable suffering – they debilitate, disfigure and can be fatal. NTDs create cycles of poverty and cost developing nations billions of dollars every year.

https://worldntdday.org/

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Début du court métrage : TIME IS ETERNAL : interprété, co-écrit et produit par Berite Labelle

LOS ANGELES, le 31 janvier 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Interprété, co-écrit et produit par le mannequin et actrice Berite Labelle, basée à Los Angeles, le court métrage Time Is Eternal est la première production de Labelle en collaboration avec le cinéaste Daniel Lir. Lir a co-écrit le scénario et co-réalisé le court-métrage avec son épouse et associée, Bayou Bennett, par l’intermédiaire de Dream Team Directors.

Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

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Ce film de 15 minutes vous fait pénétrer dans l’esprit d’une femme écrivain de renom vivant dans le Los Angeles d’aujourd’hui, qui rédige son dernier roman, dans lequel elle imagine la rencontre fictive de deux femmes légendaires. Cléopâtre VIII, reine d’Égypte au premier siècle avant J.-C., se retrouve face à face avec l’écrivaine anglaise Mary Wollstonecraft, militante des droits de la femme et mère de Mary Shelley, auteur de Frankenstein . Une ode puissante à la force féminine, le film relate une discussion pleine d’âme entre ces deux pionnières. Connus tous deux comme passionnées et comme se battant pour une cause, la femme de pouvoir et l’écrivaine contemplent leurs approches différentes du leadership, pour aboutir à une passion commune qui s’entrelace éternellement.

Labelle joue habilement quatre rôles dans son premier film : elle incarne l’écrivaine, Cléopâtre, Wollstonecraft et une sirène, qui symbolise le fait de nager dans une autre dimension du temps.

Tournés au Paramour Estate, dans le quartier de Silver Lake à Los Angeles, dans un décor opulent du début du XXe siècle, les visuels surréalistes et oniriques sont axés sur la mode. Le styliste hollywoodien Wilford Lenov (qui a travaillé avec Saweetie, Bebe Rexha et Iggy Azalea) a fait office de costumier et s’est procuré la plupart des pièces vintage. La peintre Francie Tomalonis et la maquilleuse April Garcia ont respectivement créé les looks de Cléopâtre et de Wollstonecraft, tandis que la coiffeuse Derrika Mayweather a confectionné des perruques sur mesure pour Cléopâtre et la sirène.

Depuis octobre 2021, Labelle a fait la couverture de quatre éditions internationales de Vogue, Glamouret Harper’s Bazaar ainsi que du magazine Bold . Elle prépare actuellement un diplôme d’associé aux beaux-arts (AFA) en tant qu’actrice pour le cinéma à la New York Film Academy de Los Angeles.

Les réalisateurs de Dream Team ont collaboré avec des talents tels que Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Mackie, Juliette Lewis, Lea Michele, Coldplay, Paris Hilton et Bella Hadid, ainsi qu’avec des marques comme Adidas, Smashbox Cosmetics, Atlantic Records et Chrome Hearts. Leur court-métrage de 2019, Tombstone Pillow, a été largement acclamé et a remporté 33 prix.

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Berite Labelle est disponible pour une interview.
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Lien de la bande-annonce : https://vimeo.com/647101977/93b38e9197

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Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

 

Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

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Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Starring, co-written and produced by Los Angeles-based model and actress Berite Labelle, the short film Time Is Eternal is the debut production for Labelle in collaboration with filmmaker Daniel Lir. Lir co-wrote the script and co-directed the short with his wife and business partner, Bayou Bennett through Dream Team Directors.

Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

https://www.beritelabelle.com
https://www.dreamteamdirectors.com/filmc343928d

The 15-minute film takes you inside the mind of a renowned female writer in present-day Los Angeles, who is penning her latest novel, which imagines the fictional meeting of two legendary women. Cleopatra VIII, queen of Egypt during the first century B.C., comes face to face with the English writer-women’s rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft, also the mother of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. A powerful ode to female strength, the film chronicles a soulful discussion between these two trailblazers. Both known as lovers and as warriors for a cause, the fighter and the writer contemplate their differing approaches to leadership, culminating in a shared passion that intertwines eternally.

Labelle deftly champions four roles in her debut film—playing the writer, Cleopatra, Wollstonecraft, and a mermaid, who symbolizes swimming through another dimension in time.

Shot at The Paramour Estate in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, with opulent early twentieth century period décor, the surreal, dreamlike visuals have a fashion focus. Hollywood fashion stylist Wilford Lenov (who has worked with Saweetie, Bebe Rexha and Iggy Azalea) served as costume designer, sourcing mostly vintage pieces. Painter-turned-makeup artist Francie Tomalonis and makeup artist April Garcia respectively created the looks of Cleopatra and Wollstonecraft, while hair stylist Derrika Mayweather crafted custom wigs for Cleopatra and the mermaid.

Since October 2021, Labelle has covered four international editions of Vogue, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar as well as Bold magazine. She is currently pursuing an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree in Acting for Film at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.

Dream Team Directors has collaborated with talent such as Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Mackie, Juliette Lewis, Lea Michele, Coldplay, Paris Hilton and Bella Hadid, plus brands including Adidas, Smashbox Cosmetics, Atlantic Records and Chrome Hearts. Their 2019 short film, Tombstone Pillow, has drawn widespread acclaim and won 33 awards.

Viewing links and imagery are available by request to consider coverage.
Berite Labelle is available for interview.
Please contact management, Tracy Paul & Company:  tracy@tracypaul.com

The trailer link: https://vimeo.com/647101977/93b38e9197

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Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

 

Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

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