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WeddingWire honours announces 2019 Couples’ Choice Awards® for wedding professionals

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WeddingWire Inc., leading top online marketplace for wedding professionals and engaged couples, has announced the winners of its 11th annual Couples’ Choice Awards® today. The awards honour the top wedding professionals on WeddingWire across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues and photographers to florists and caterers, who signify excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism from millions reviews.

“WeddingWire is excited to celebrate our top-rated wedding professionals, for the eleventh year in a row — we are honoured to work with them everyday,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “These notable professionals are an essential part of the wedding planning process and help millions of couples create their dream day. We congratulate each winner on their outstanding achievement!”

“Having recent reviews is a great indicator that we are absolutely committed to delivering a memorable experience from start to finish,” said Sarah Boucher, Director of Sales & Marketing at Willowdale Estate. “For engaged couples, seeing the Couples’ Choice Award is a great first step towards building trust. We look forward to this designation each year because it celebrates our passion, professionalism, and consistency.”

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards, visit:

www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

Niji has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. Besides reporting industry headlines from all around the globe, Niji is also head of the content management team at Impressions Content Management, based in Kerala, India, which offers writing and editing services to clients around the world.

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The Canary Islands Create a Video to Replace Blue Monday With True Monday

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The international #TrueMonday campaign is being launched from the Canary Islands to advertise this initiative

For years the Canary Islands has been battling Blue Monday, a fake news story that claims that this is the saddest day of the year. As part of its effort to get back and stand up for good vibes, the Canary Islands want to turn this non-existent event into a day to combat fake news.

The goal is to kill off Blue Monday once and for all and turn it into True Monday. To do so, the Canary Islands have created an informative video with messages as blunt as “Don’t let any comments, any news, any made-up formula manipulate your feelings. It’s time for us all to start improving the climate”.

In addition, in coming months, officials in the Canary Islands will work to turn the third Monday in January into the International Day Against Fake News, a day to combat all the lies and untruths that sow tension, discord and bad vibes.

The stopbluemonday.com website describes this commitment through a manifesto and includes tips for identifying fake news, measures for getting back the good vibes and a quiz so users can check their knowledge.

Goodbye Blue Monday, hello True Monday

In 2005, using a completely made-up formula, Professor Cliff Arnall, from Cardiff University (United Kingdom), declared that the third Monday in January was the year’s saddest day. This initiative was part of an advertising campaign for a travel agency.

Even though its credibility was called into question from day one, to the point that even Cardiff University called it “a farce”, the media, including social media, continued to spread the news year after year.

The Canary Islands managed to get none other than Professor Arnall himself to publicly disavow his Blue Monday creation and join the #StopBlueMonday movement. “It’s time to finally stop letting made-up comments, news or formulas manipulate our feelings and for everyone to start improving the climate”, said the professor.

In short, the goal of the initiative is to remove the day devoted to sadness from the calendar once and for all and, in its place, to raise society’s awareness of the fight against the type of fake news that created it.

 

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Education leaders to celebrate school choice, diversity and culture in Brooklyn community

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To celebrate the school choice, diversity, and culture in the Brooklyn community, education leaders are going to join together. The event will include speakers and presenters, as well as workshops for the children, including African drumming and an International Children’s Film Festival. The event will feature more than 40,000 school choice events across all 50 states.

“School is more than a place where you go to learn academics. Our school is a community that honors the special talents of each individual – one where we learn to work together to form a global perspective surrounded by values of social justice, service, and faith. Because our families are able to choose to participate in a values-based education here at the academy, we are able to nurture the growth of active, global citizens who are prepared to enter college, career, and beyond with intellectual vigor and a strong moral compass,” said Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi, principal of St. Francis Xavier – Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy.

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Green sustainable development is the key for shared globalisation

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Green Sustainable Development Conference was successfully held in Beijing earlier this month, which was co-hosted by Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and China Urban-townization Promotion Council (CUPC), with the Nordic Council of Ministers as the partner. The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Development and Global Cooperation on Green Urbanization”. Organisations and enterprises in relevant fields from United Nations, Nordic Council of Ministers, China and Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland conducted a wide and deep discussion.

Mr. Sishe Hu, Vice President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries delivered an opening speech on behalf of the organisers. He pointed out that under the current economic, social development situation and the background of the new scientific and technological revolution, the green sustainable development is the golden key to open a new round of shared globalisation.

Laurent Fabius, Chairman of the French Constitutional Council, former Prime Minister said that the global eco-environment is facing “red alerts” and threats in various fields, and we must tackle the challenges with cooperation.

Mr. Svein Berg, Managing Director of Nordic Innovation, delivered a keynote speech on behalf of Mr. Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers. His speech addressed the topics on the current cooperation between China and Nordic countries, Nordic solutions to global challenges and the future cooperation potentials between China and Nordic countries. He pointed out that technology, innovation and trade are important driving forces for the development of Nordic countries in the 21st century, driving the rapid growth of the economy and cultivating many world-class Nordic enterprises in various fields. Nordic experience in dealing with global challenges can facilitate further and deeper cooperation with China in the future.

Mr. Xinli Zheng, Executive Vice-President of China Urban-townization Promotion Council, Former Vice Director of the Policy Research Office of the CCCPC, delivered a speech on promoting international cooperation in the field of green sustainable development. He pointed out that China’s urbanisation will be the largest, fastest and most far-reaching urbanisation in the world, forming a huge market.

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