World’s shortest living woman votes in Nagpur

first_imgJyoti Amge, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the “Shortest Living Woman”, turned up to vote at a polling station in Nagpur on Thursday (April 11).Heads turned when 25-year-old Jyoti Amge, who stands just 63 cm tall, turned up to vote at the polling booth in Nagpur, Maharashtra.Sporting a red-and-checks sleeveless dress, Jyoti Amge patiently stood in the queue and exercised her franchise.”I request all people to vote. Please vote first and then go to complete all your other works,” Amge told the media as she displayed her marked finger. Jyoti Amge shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at polling station during first phase of general election in Nagpur | REUTERSAmge, a celebrity cook and entrepreneur, has appeared in Bigg Boss 6. She has acted in American and Italian television series and has her own statue in the Celebrity Wax Museum, Lonavala (Pune).Also Read | Lok Sabha Election 2019: All dates, full schedule, constituency-wise details, all you need to knowAlso Read | Vidarbha key to Maharashtra in first phase of Lok Sabha ElectionsAlso Watch | BJP-Shiv Sena will win by huge margin, say supporters at PM Narendra Modi’s Latur rallylast_img read more

Man hurt during arrest for alleged slurs at BC vigil for New

first_imgSURREY, B.C. — An investigation is underway after a man in Surrey, B.C., was injured while being arrested for allegedly yelling racial slurs at a prayer vigil for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks.Surrey RCMP say it happened Sunday afternoon at the pre-planned event in the city’s civic plaza.They say the man was acting suspiciously at the time.The Independent Investigations Office confirms it has been notified and its investigators are now gathering evidence and seeking witnesses.The office, which investigates all cases of police-involved injury or death in British Columbia, says the injury occurred as the man was being taken into custody for breach of the peace.A statement from the office says that during the arrest the man went to the ground and was taken to hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Surrey RCMP say in a post on their website that the office will “determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries.”The detachment says it will not make any further comment while the investigation is underway.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

AnnaLynne McCord To Present Junior League Of Los Angeles Community Leadership Award

first_imgOn Friday, November 6th, actress AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Dallas) will present the Junior League of Los Angeles’ (“JLLA”) Community Leadership Award to Carissa Phelps, author/attorney/advocate and founder of Runaway Girl, Inc., for her work helping sexually exploited runaway children and homeless youth.The event is part of JLLA’s annual Community Leadership Forum that is free for the community to attend. It will be held at the Downtown Central Library in Los Angeles from 9am – 12 noon.Carissa Phelps was the subject of the award-winning documentary, Carissa, the 2008 film that revisits her life as a sexually exploited runaway child living on the streets of Fresno, CA. She’s also the founder of Runaway Girl, Inc., which advocates for runaway and homeless youth, while providing training for organizations to effectively reach out and address homelessness and human trafficking.Actress AnnaLynne McCord has bravely opened up about her own sexual assault experience, and now feels it is time to speak out to aid other women. She just launched her own digital radio show “Truth” which launched 10/1/15 on Smiletime.The Junior League of Los Angeles, now in its 90th year of service, is bringing together members of the community to focus on an important issue impacting the city as it presents the annual Community Leadership Forum. This free community event will be held on November 6, 2015, at the Downtown Central Library in Los Angeles. Breakfast will be served from 9-10 AM; Speakers & Panel Discussion from 10 AM – 12 PM.This year’s topic will focus on The Disturbing Link Between Foster Youth and Human Trafficking. Featuring prominent experts in their field from the city, state and federal levels, the speakers will include: Carissa Phelps, author, advocate, attorney and founder of Runaway Girl Inc., Dana Harris, LAPD Detective Supervisor, Human Trafficking Investigator, and Maggy Krell, Deputy Attorney General, Statewide Human Trafficking Coordinator.Statistics indicate that approximately half of the sexually exploited children on the streets today were at one time living in foster care or in a group home run by the state. The Community Leadership Forum is just one way JLLA is bringing attention to the alarming issues among the foster youth population in the Los Angeles area.JLLA recently established a new partnership with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a leader in the foster care world that provides children with permanency through adoption, legal guardianship, access to healthcare and an equitable education. This collaboration focuses on females ages 16-21 and empowers them with the life skills to transition out of foster care. For more information, click here.The Junior League of Los Angeles is committed to empowering women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Now in its 90th year of service, JLLA provides volunteers and funding to local non-profit agencies for the benefit and enrichment of the Los Angeles community. Nearly 600 volunteers contribute more than 60,000 hours of volunteer work each year to important projects and programs. In addition to the volunteer services that members contribute, the JLLA has contributed millions of dollars to fund programs and agencies that improve the overall wellbeing of the Los Angeles community.last_img read more