first_img Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt was one of the best in the field when it came to running. The Jamaican was arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, and held many records and dominated wherever he competed. Written By Dylan Dsouza SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Speaking about this opportunity, he told the club’s website, “I am very excited about coming to Australia and would like to thank the owner and management of the Central Coast Mariners for giving me this opportunity. FOLLOW US Session ID: 2020-09-09:6f55bc0a2a338b56d0284e2c Player Element ID: video_player_5f5864c090985 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen After showing his athletic prowess, the track field legend used the occasion to toast his victory by drinking champagne with French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy and designer Octave de Gaulle. He posted a picture of the same on social media, in which the caption read: “Changing the game @GHMUMM. Celebrating life by drinking @GHMUMM in Zero Gravity #DareWinCelebrate #NextVictory.”  The 32-year-old was back at the finish line, but this time dressed in a space-suit. The Jamaican sprinter was reportedly taking part in a promotional event for champagne brand Mumm, which is said to be designed for future space tourism.  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED WE RECOMMEND The 31-year-old is an ardent fan of English giants Manchester United, and has played at their home ground, Old Trafford, when he featured in the UNICEF fundraiser match for World XI against England.center_img READ: Usain Bolt Closing In On Becoming A Professional FootballerSince his retirement from athletics, the eight-time Olympic champion has always expressed his desire to be involved in football. And now, it seems his wish of becoming a professional footballer is getting ever so close, after he was given permission to train with a club. Central Coast Mariners, an A-league team. First Published: 14th September, 2018 10:36 IST 1 year ago Kolkata Bridge Collapse: PWD gives out a list of seven “most vulnerable” bridges in Kolkata Usain Bolt has previously had the privilege of training with German giants Borussia Dortmund, South African club Mamelodi Sundowns FC and Norwegian club Strømsgodset.  1 year ago Asia Cup 2018: VVS Laxman believes one Pakistan player will be key against India WATCH US LIVE If earning the reputation of being the fastest man on earth wasn’t enough, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has gone a step further by becoming the fastest man even in zero gravity. 1 year ago Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore’s Fitness Challenge Takes Over ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ COMMENT Usain Bolt took to Twitter to post a video of the unique experience where he is seen racing with two other competitors inside a modified Airbus A310 plane. Here’s the video footage of how the race transpired. Last Updated: 14th September, 2018 12:59 IST Watch: Usain Bolt Is The Fastest Man Even In Zero Gravity. Here’s How! Usain Bolt was reportedly taking part in a promotional event for champagne brand Mumm, which is said to be designed for future space tourism. last_img read more

first_imgIfeanyi George profited from a sumptuous team move that completely carved the Rivers United defence open. Tope Olusesi provided the assist from the flowing move only for George to merely tap into an unguarded net from close range for the first of his brace of the day.Rangers continued to dominate and won a penalty soon after the referee adjudged that Ifeanyi Nweke had handled the ball inside the box.George stepped up and converted in nerveless fashion as he sent Femi Thomas, the Rivers United goalkeeper, the wrong way much to the delight of the home faithful.The game earlier billed to be a dog fight between the top two teams of last season was a little easier for the Flying Antelopes at their fortress in the Coal City.United were reeling and could have conceded a third had Godwin Aguda not lost his footing at the opportune moment with the visitors’ defence in sixes and sevens.Rivers United’s Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma seemed to have delivered a rousing team talk as United looked a completely different side from the previous day.They pushed the champions back more into their half in the second period and deservedly pulled a goal back in the 74th minute.Nweke was brilliant in the build-up as he intercepted a dangerous Osas Okoro pass into the United half before playing a brilliant pass to Lukman Mohammed.Mohammed raced all of 40 yards before passing deftly to the overlapping Nweke who coolly picked out Ogbugh with an inch-perfect low cross that the attacker stabbed home from close range.It was Ogbugh’s third goal in as many matches in the NPFL and underlines his status as one of the division’s most potent marksman.United pushed for a late leveller, throwing more bodies upfront but Rangers defended spiritedly to close out the win.Last season, Rivers United and Enugu Rangers went toe to toe at the Nnamdi Azikiwe in what was dubbed ‘the title decider’.The ‘Flying Antelopes’ and the ‘Pride of Rivers’ were, at that stage of the season, locked in a neck and neck battle for the NPFL diadem and many expected a game for the ages.It turned out to be just that but wasn’t the close contest many had predicted. Rangers were peerless on the day and completely ripped Rivers United to pieces in a one-sided 4-0 victory.But this season, after River United got knocked out of the CAF Confederation Cup, they have barely being managing and hoping they escape the drop. Rangers on the other hand have failed to reproduce the form that saw them end 32 years wait for the league trophy.Head Coach of Rangers, Sylvanus Okpala is battling to save the image of the ‘Old Rangers’. He took over the team barely days after the sacking of Imama Amapakabo who led the Flying Antelopes to the league glory last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Christopher Isiguzo in EnuguRivers United’s hope of keeping their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) status intact suffered yet another slip on Monday as champions Rangers defeated the ‘Pride of Rivers’ 2-1 at the Cathedral Enugu.United is now in 16th place on the log with 41 points from 31 matches while Rangers climbed to 13th with 42 points from 32 matches.The game was pushed forward by 12 hours after heavy down pour disrupted the Match-day 32 earlier billed for Sunday evening at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.last_img read more

first_imgConte instructs Morata in trainingLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insisted he remains the best man to lead the Londoners despite an alarming dip in form from the Premier League champions in his second season in charge.Wednesday’s shock 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth left Chelsea down in fourth, 18 points off runaway league leaders Manchester City, and fighting just to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Conte has also repeatedly voiced his frustrations at his lack of input over the club’s transfer policy, further fuelling speculation he won’t remain in charge at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.“I trust in my work and this is the only way that brought me to be one of the best managers,” said Conte, who won three Serie A titles in a glorious three-year spell in charge at Juventus.“I don’t trust in anything else, only in my work and my job.” Conte labelled his preparations for Wednesday’s defeat as “disastrous” as Chelsea finally landed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal as a striking alternative to the injured Alvaro Morata, whilst the out of favour Michy Batshuayi was allowed to join Borussia Dortmund.However, Conte is wary of throwing Giroud straight into his starting line-up for Monday night’s trip to Watford.“We are working with him and we have to check his physical condition. It won’t be easy for him to start against Watford,” added Conte.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgShrewsbury – The Community YMCA’s youth and teen leadership programs, including Teen Achievers, Model United Nations, Youth & Government and Girls Circle, encourage the development of strong leaders with positive civic attitudes, skills and behaviors. At the Y’s Youth Achievement Award Celebration on June 6 at the Y’s Administration Office in Shrewsbury, participants were awarded for their commendable displays of leadership in their respective programs.This year, over 500 area youth benefitted from the Y’s youth and teen leadership programs, which are designed to help prepare them for college and jobs.“We are truly proud of all that our youth and teens achieved this year through our leadership programs,” said Jo Ann Rountree, The Community YMCA Senior Director of Community Outreach.  “Above all, the Y believes that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.”Tristan Sweeney, Middletown, was awarded the Model United Nations (Model UN) Leadership Award and Aisling Howley, Brick, for Youth & Government. Sara Eng and Kaitlin Noel, both of Holmdel, were recipients of the Civic Engagement Award for their participation in both Model UN and Youth & Government. Kyle Rodney, Middletown, also a participant in both programs, received the Outstanding Middle School Participant Award.Teen Achievers offers practical guidance about preparing for college and provides students the opportunity to improve academically and develop a successful career path. The Achievers Program provides the participating teens with mentoring, assistance with college readiness and support for a successful school to work transitions. This year, Achievers expanded to schools in Lakewood and Long Branch.Model UN provides middle and high school students the opportunity to research and debate issues of international relevance. This program aims to help students gain an appreciation for international affairs and cultural differences.The Youth & Government program affords middle and high school students the chance to become involved in the legislative process while working with other teens. Participants have the opportunity to write and defend their own bill in the New Jersey Senate/ House Chambers in Trenton.Girls Circle, the newest leadership program, has expanded to Red Bank. This program encourages the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty and communication skills in girls ages 12-18. The goal of this program is to give girls the ability to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits and potential for health relationships.The Youth Achievement Awards ceremony also featured guest speakers, Jackeline Fuertes and Sean Byrnes, both YMCA volunteers, who shared their experiences with students and the positive personal impact of their involvement.For more information about The Community YMCA’s teen leadership programs, please visit TheCommunityYMCA.org.last_img read more

first_imgTwo Nelson swimmers registered some impressive results at the Swim Canada’s Age Group Championships this past weekend at Laval University in Quebec City.Kelsey Andrusak and Samuel Matthew, both swimming with the Kootenay Swim Club, were especially pleased with the results competing at this level of competition for the first time their careers.This meet is designed to give swimmers ages 12 through 18 years of age the opportunity to race against the best athletes in their age group in Canada.The long course meet is held every summer in various cities across Canada.Andrusak and Matthew competed in four events during the championships.Andrusak started the competition on fire, turning in her best swim of the meet, finishing in tied for 11th place in the 50 breaststroke.The result was a new personal best.  As a result of the tie Andrusak had to have a swim off to determine who the first alternate would be in case one of the top 10 was not able to start in the final. Andrusak then finished 19th in the 100-meter freestyle and 21st in the 100-meter breaststroke and the 50-meter freestyle.Meanwhile, Matthew opened with a personal best, and a 21st place finish in the 50-meter breaststroke before placing 19th in the 100-meter breaststroke with a new best time.Matthew then swam his best race of the championships, erasing two seconds off his personal best time to finish 15th in the 200-meter breaststroke and taking 22nd in the 200-meter individual medley. “(We) would like to thank Coach Chris Wright for his dedication and support,” the two swimmers said. “Unfortunately due to the cost and time commitment Chris was unable to attend in Quebec but the preparation that he provided over the course of the year certainly showed in the results that were obtained.”Andrusak and Matthew now turn their attention to the upcoming season, which begins in September.The two Kootenay Swim Club swimmers have already achieved 2 of the 3 time standards at the next Age Level that they need to qualify for the 2016 Age Group Championships, which will be held in Calgary. In addition Andrusak and Matthew have both qualified for four events at the 2016 Speedo Western Championships, which will be in Winnipeg next spring.Andrusak and Matthew are also grateful for the community support through the recent bottle driv.For more information on the Kootenay Swim Club please check ou the club’s website.last_img read more

first_imgCharlie Austin’s powerful header hauled QPR back into what was becoming an embarrassingly one-sided game at Molineux.Austin netted eight minutes before the break after being found by Matt Phillips’ superb cross from the left.The striker’s goal came after Benik Afobe and Kevin McDonald had scored to put Wolves in command.An unmarked Afobe netted from close range on 17 minutes after James Henry’s ball into the box was deflected towards him.Rangers had almost taken an early lead when on-loan Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez fumbled Massimo Luongo’s shot before gathering the ball at the second attempt.After Afobe’s opener, the wet conditions meant Martinez was also troubled by a shot from Tjaronn Chery.But Wolves were otherwise dominant and doubled their lead on 24 minutes when McDonald made the most of the time and space he was afforded by firing into the bottom corner from near the edge of the penalty area.Alejandro Faurlin, back after a third cruciate injury in as many years, returned to the QPR starting line-up.The popular Argentine and former Wolves man Karl Henry were overrun in midfield as the home side had things their own way before Phillips and Austin combined to give the visitors hope.QPR: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Phillips, Henry, Faurlin, Luongo, Chery, Austin.Subs: Lumley, Doughty, Hill, Hoilett, Gladwin, Polter, Emmanuel-Thomas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgTony Fernandes paid tribute to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink after QPR’s dramatic 2-1 victory at Fulham.Rangers’ win at Craven Cottage was their first since 1980 and came days after allegations that manager Hasselbaink sought £55,000 to work for a company looking to sell players to the club.Rangers say they are holding an internal investigation into the allegations. Fernandes also praised Rangers fans in a post on Instagram after the match.Meanwhile, jubilant Rangers players posted on Twitter after their victory.What a win!!! @MassLuongo 🍒#FULQPR pic.twitter.com/v2FAJBPoKp— Tjaronn Chery (@tjaronnchery) October 1, 2016What a game! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 West London derby winners! Great team performance today! 🔵⚪ #FULQPR #COYRS #QPR @QPRFC pic.twitter.com/XTmu8Dp0GR— Sebastian Polter (@polti1991) October 1, 2016The most important in West London derby is?? The Victory @QPRFC #FULQPR #COYRS #assist @tjaronnchery ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/40z4hEEJXu— Idrissa Sylla (@IdrissaSylla40) October 1, 2016 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe Church of England official feels the Church should apologize to Charles Darwin for having been too slow to accept his ideas in the 19th century.  The statement, to be posted on a website promoting Darwin’s views, reads:Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still.  We try to practise the old virtues of ‘faith seeking understanding’ and hope that makes some amends.According to The Telegraph, the statement was written by Malcolm Brown, the church’s director of mission and public affairs.  He believes the church repeated the mistakes of the Catholic church in their treatment of Galileo.    Brown’s statement also considers “anti-evolutionary fervour” an “indictment” on the church.  Regis Nicoll on Breakpoint exclaimed, “An apology to a dead man by a dead church about a theory that is dead wrong.  Astounding!”  Lord Ickenham, “someone who has had an ongoing struggle with the Anglican Communion his entire adult life, and to whom the current, obvious, and slow-motion destruction of the entire historical Anglican Church brings no joy,” wrote some thoughts on what is going on in a blog post at Uncommon Descent.    Meanwhile, the Royal Society is up in arms over finding out its education director, Professor Michael Reiss, allegedly suggested that creationism could be discussed in science classes if students bring up the subject, reported The Guardian.  The interview that started the ruckus can also be found at The Guardian, where he labeled creationism (including intelligent design) a “non-scientific way of seeing the world.”  Even though he overtly denied that creationism had scientific merit, apparently his policy on politely reasoning with students instead of ridiculing them was too mild for some.  Next day, the BBC News reported that Reiss stepped down from his position as director of education under pressure from the Royal Society – despite the fact that he felt his opinion had been misinterpreted.  What he meant, the article said, is that “his experience had led him to believe it was more effective to include discussion about creationism alongside scientific theories such as the Big Bang and evolution – rather than simply giving the impression that such children were wrong.”    The Royal Society itself believes that if a student brings up the subject, the teacher should be free “to explain why evolution is a sound scientific theory and why creationism is not, in any way, scientific,” so their reaction appeared hypocritical to some.  The BBC quoted a professor of science and society at Imperial College who feels the Royal Society diminished itself by pressuring Reiss to step down.  “This individual was arguing that we should engage with and address public misconceptions about science – something that the Royal Society should applaud.”    An even sterner editorial on First Post said the Royal Society has become the Rotten Society.  Robert Matthews accused the Royal Society’s intemperate purge of an Anglican society (who is no creationist) as a madrassa-like intolerance.  “Fundamentalism is spreading across science,” he said, “with zealots ready to attack anyone who dares question the accepted teaching – be it the unquestionable importance of animal experiments or the unimpeachable evidence for dramatic global warming.”    The most detailed account of the controversy was published by Nature News.  Reiss’s critics seem to admit that he was well qualified for the job and never advocated teaching creationism in science class.  The Royal Society was initially supportive but then pressured him out when an angry letter from three Nobel laureates called for his resignation.  Even atheist Richard Dawkins, who believes his religious ties disqualified Reiss from a leadership position, lamented the action, saying “to call for his resignation on those grounds comes a little too close to a witch-hunt for my squeamish taste.”    Creationism survives in England despite the hostility of evolutionists in the scientific societies.  In fact, Reiss said in the audio recording for The Guardian that the number of creationists coming into UK science classrooms is on the rise.  Julian Joyce published an article in the BBC News entitled, “Who are the British creationists?”  The article centered on the Genesis Expo, a creationist museum in Portsmouth, but also mentioned the row over Michael Reiss’s statement and the Anglican Church apology.Oh, puke.  Such obsequious prostrations to the Bearded Buddha like Brown’s apology only encourage the proliferation of dogmatism like that of the Rotten Society wigheads.  If you have connections to the UK Anglican church this is reason enough to get out.  We must point out that the apology is the opinion of one church official, not necessarily all of them, and does not necessarily represent the views of the rank and file in the dying, diminishing UK churches.  Many Anglican churches around the world operate independently of the British hierarchy.  Still, where is the outcry from other leaders and from the membership?  The silence is deafening.  It’s a default acquiescence to Brown’s views.    The Royal Society, founded largely by Puritans, has devolved into an arm of the modern Darwinist totalitarianism, in which even mentioning the C word creationist is grounds for expulsion.  Reiss is no creationist but had the audacity to suggest it might be good policy to sentence teachers to less than the usual punishment for crimethink.  He apparently failed to remember the policy: creationists are not even worth the expenditure of their contempt (05/12/2008, bullet 5).  Aren’t you proud of the leaders of science these days.  If their intolerance can even make Dawkins squeamish (hinting that he still feels a debt somewhere to Christian virtues like fairness), you know things are rotten.  It’s time to clean house and send in the reformers.  How about Sarah Palin?    How did it come to this?  Answer: amnesia and ingrown reinforcement of lies.  They’ve got their history all wrong.  Galileo was not a victim of faith vs science (see biography) – and especially not Darwin.  In Victorian England, the Anglicans jumped onto the Darwin bandwagon wholeheartedly.  In fact, they had jumped onto the evolutionary bandwagon when Robert Chambers published his evolutionary myth Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation in 1845.  Darwin biographer Janet Browne noted the “remarkable flexibility of the Anglican church when faced with evolutionary issues” by pointing to Anglican theologian Charles Kingsley, who endorsed Darwin’s theory within the pages of The Origin itself (Charles Darwin: The Power of Place, p. 96; see more on Kingsley at CMI).  In addition, the Archbishop of Canterbury was defending writers like Darwin who were attacking the foundations of church doctrine.  After Darwin’s death, the Church of England welcomed his body into Westminster Abbey.  Except for a few conservative theologians like Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, the main Anglican critics of Darwin’s theory were the scientists, like Sedgwick and Owen, who understood the danger of attributing God’s hand to blind, undirected process of chance (see article at CMI).    And they’ve got their science all wrong.  Darwin subverted science by dismantling the requirements of evidence and opening the door to storytellers (12/22/2003 commentary) and empowering his fellow secularists to usurp the Academy and expel any opportunity for scientific criticism of his views (05/12/2008).    And they’ve got their theology all wrong.  Darwin could not have employed reason, nor argued for the truth of propositions and the values of honest investigation, without plagiarizing Christian theological presuppositions that give meaning to these concepts.  Had he been consistent with his own presuppositions, he would have grunted nonsense to get meaningless sex at the mercy of his animal past.    If the Anglicans really had faith seeking understanding, they would rewrite the statement as follows: “Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you and the world an apology for accepting your views uncritically and failing to foresee the damage that accrued to our church, culture, society, politics, law, education, philosophy, theology and general well-being of the millions of individuals your damnable doctrines relegated to the category of the unfit.  Though too late to help the 148 million people killed by state-sponsored democide under regimes inspired by your false and pretentious claims (11/30/2005), we try to practice the old virtues of ‘speaking the truth in love’ and so hope that by raising awareness of the deadly power of lies we can make some amends.”    Leaders of other churches without hobbles and blinders on might do well to make this their official proclamation before the scientific societies 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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Danielle Burch of Salem, president of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau, is one of 15 national farm and ranch leaders honored as graduates of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 11th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying and messaging.“Women’s Communication Boot Camp is the experience of a lifetime,” said Sherry Saylor, an Arizona row crop farmer and chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee. “Graduates of this program are persuasive and effective advocates for agriculture, with a passion for connecting with influencers at the local, state and national levels.”Burch, who won Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2017 Discussion Meet competition, is also a county action team leader and served on the OFBF Young Ag Professionals State Committee from 2013-2016. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and history at the University of Mount Union and master’s degree in education at St. Joseph’s University. She teaches at United Local High School in Hanoverton. Burch and her husband, Andrew, have two children and operate a 250-acre dairy farm in Salem, where she is a member of the Winona Fire Department Auxiliary and Hanoverton Church of Christ.The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, in partnership with AFBF staff, hosts and provides training for Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The program has more than 165 graduates and is open to all women involved in Farm Bureau. An application process is used to select the participants.last_img read more

first_imgTeen Line, the ground-breaking teen-to-teen support hotline, will honor the Sarah Shindler family with the Family Advocacy Award at the Food for Thought Luncheon, Thursday, May 25, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.Actress Katie Lowes of ABC’s hit show Scandal, will host.Teen Line volunteer Sarah Shindler and her parents will be honored with the 2017 Family Advocacy Award. Sarah joined Teen Line in the 10th grade and will be graduating this year. She has been accepted to George Washington University and will begin in the fall. She credits her parents for their support and dedication to the Teen Line program. “I know even as I go to college and my parents have an empty nest, Teen Line will always be a part of our family, no matter where we are and what we are doing,” Shindler said.Also being honored at the luncheon: Naomi Perez will receive the Teen Hero Award; Dylan Brenner and Natalie Musicant will receive Outstanding Listener Awards; Elliot Snow will receive the Advocacy Award; Tommy Attwood, Eshanika Chaudhary and Joy Flournoy will receive Teen Voice Awards; Molly Cody, Audrey Kotick, Laura Lopez, Claudia Montaner, Alexa Nourafchan, Max Kopelow, Seungil Lee and Isabella Sarnoff will receive Distinguished Service Awards.“This year’s honorees exemplify the very best of our dedicated supporters who know firsthand how crucial an organization like Teen Line can be in furthering the well-being of our youth,” said Michelle Carlson, Teen Line Executive Director. “Each has made a personal commitment to strengthening the message that we strive to deliver and in so doing, bring hope and reassurance to some of our most vulnerable young people.”Teen Line receives more than 15,000 calls, texts and emails each year, providing a safety net for teenagers dealing with troubled relationships; verbal, emotional or physical abuse; substance abuse; suicide; peer pressure; cyber bullying and other challenges. In addition, more than 25,000 participants annually attend Teen Line events at schools and community forums.Prior to the luncheon, a boutique will showcase fashionable items for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Teen Line.Sponsorships begin at $1,000; individual tickets, $150. For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.teenlineonline.org.last_img read more