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Visions for Tomorrow brings together leaders in science, technology, art, architecture, education and policy to champion a fresh and hopeful outlook on the future and to advance the idea that individuals can affect significant and positive change.
Recognizing the rapid pace at which yesterday’s science fiction is becoming today’s and tomorrow’s science fact, SCI FI Channel has launched a new public affairs initiative, Visions for Tomorrow, to inspire individuals, organizations, corporations and policymakers to meet the growing challenges of the future.
With the prevalence of war and global terrorism, the increasing frequency of natural disasters, and the impact of overpopulation and environmental degradation, there is growing public concern over our ability to solve these seemingly intractable problems. To address these powerful challenges, SCI FI believes the world needs — now more than ever — an optimistic vision of the future.
Through on-air public service announcements, off-channel symposia, Web sites, educational curricula and advocacy-based public affairs efforts, SCI FI is heralding a bold, new optimistic vision for tomorrow.
Visions for Tomorrow will:
SUPPORT local, state and national programs that spur entrepreneurship and innovation.
CHAMPION the notion that individuals can have a significant, positive impact on humankind.
INVESTIGATE an anthology of ideas for improving life on Earth.
FOSTER an environment for educators and students to create innovative ways to improve the quality of life in their communities or to enhance the well-being of people in general.
INCREASE the chances for individuals to meet the challenges of the future.
SCI FI Channel is a television network where “what if” is what’s on.
SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 86 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance Celebrates
International Coaching Week and Launches Speakers Bureau to address Organizations on Value of Coaching
News release from San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance
For more information contact: Dr. Elizabeth Fried, 760-633-4444Speakers Bureau Launched for International Coaching Week
CARLSBAD, CA (01/29/2008– To celebrate International Coaching Week, February 3-9, 2008, the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance (SDPCA) launches its new speaker’s bureau service. As part of SDPCA’s community outreach effort, volunteer member coaches will offer a highly engaging and informative presentation designed to educate individuals and businesses owners about the field of coaching.
If you always wondered what business or life coaches do and how they can help you, then invite a member of San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance (SDPCA) speakers bureau to address your company, professional organization or community group. One of our speakers will come to your site and explain how a supportive relationship with a trained professional can enhance your ability to learn, make desired changes, solve problems, and achieve goals. This presentation is offered at no cost and delivered by one of our board or committee team members, based on availability.
“Our members are very skilled and will give you a clear picture of the coach’s job. They’ll demonstrate that a coach’s primary role is to ask questions and suggest alternatives—not provide advice or design solutions,” says Elizabeth Fried, Ph.D., marketing and public relations board member for SDPCA, and president of The Learning Engine, an executive assessment, development, and coaching firm. “The goal is to guide clients to discover their own unique answers and choose their own paths. A coach may provide ideas, expertise, and skill-building techniques, but doesn’t solve clients’ problems for them, nor tell them what to do.”
To engage a speaker for your group, contact Dr. Fried at 760-633-4444.
SPDCA has approximately 150 members, with an expected growth of 10 percent this year. Guests are encouraged to attend one of our monthly meetings. Take the opportunity to network with others and gain leading-edge information from our invited speaker. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kearny Mesa, (858) 573-0700, located at 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111. Meeting registration and networking at 9:30 – 10:00 am, meeting and guest speaker at 10:00 am – Noon. No pre-registration is required. Coaches-in-Action follows from 12:15 – 1:00 pm. For general information about the SDPCA, go to www.SanDiegoCoaches.com
The cost to attend is $20 per meeting for guests. Cash, credit card or a check made out to SDPCA are accepted forms of payment. Meetings are free to paid SDPCA members. Membership is $100 per year.
Watch "Local Color" an independent film of "stunning original paintings and reflections with inspirational quotations, set to magnificent music that brings joy to your Heart. You will be positively moved." – Sheryl Roush
Mattel Toys – Donating to Needy Children
For charitable giving only– getting toys to donate to needy kids for the holidays.
Mattel Toy Store’s Charity Sales Program supports charitable purchases this holiday season. A charity customer can include almost anyone, as long as the toys purchased are then given to help children in need, or to programs that support children in need. Charity customers will receive a 30% discount on toys that are regular-priced, and sale prices are as is.
Mattel runs seven retail toy stores in Southern California, Wisconsin and Texas, as well as two seasonal stores. For store locations and information, please log onto www.matteltoystore.com.
Additionally, for any interested groups who do not live near one of these stores, Mattel has a list available with special charity pricing. Customers can review the list and photos and for a nominal shipping fee, Mattel can mail the toy order to any destination of your choice in the US. This list is not published on Mattel’s website, but staff is happy to provide it should anyone like to see it. Contact Trish Procectto directly.
Trish Procetto, Charity Sales Manager, Mattel Toy Store
333 Continental Boulevard M1-0604
El Segundo, CA 90245
EASY CHRISTMAS LINKS
Aristotle’s Christmas on the Web
Carol Garretson’s Christmas Stories
Christmas Traditions around the world.
Christmas ’round the World (Wide Web)
Hundreds of Christmas cookie recipes
WorldView! Christmas.com around the world!
Cultures and Customs
NORAD’s tracking of Santa
CLAUS.COM is the oldest and most popular Christmas website on the Internet
Lots of neat Christmas information from the people at HowStuffWorks.com
Holiday stories, recipes, traditions, games, etc.
Reader’s Digest Christmas
Games, a letter from Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph, and you can write to Santa
Official Kwanzaa Website
Information about Kwanzaa, its origins, and activities
Useful Kwanzaa information
Celebrating Kwanzaa and the various symbols and rituals
Hanukkah Basics from the Jewish Heritage Online Magazine
Hanukkah Crafts site – from About.com
Torag.org – Chanukah