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Iran, a Recent History

Online Talk Show Understanding Friendship The Frozen Theater International Art Alicia Keys Artistic Snacking "The Jungle Book"

Iran, A Recent History

(NAPSI)—The historical progression of Iran’s nuclear program and the regime’s dark chronology of human rights violations will be on display in what may prove an explosively revealing program.

The documentary series presents the history of Iran from the 1979 Islamic Revolution to the present.

What You Can Learn

Discover the remarkable individuals working for human rights in Iran and how they overcame incredible life-threatening circumstances. Explore organizations like Amnesty International working for human rights in Iran. Learn how you can help these organizations and others make a difference in the lives of so many Iranians suffering from political oppression.

Coming soon to www.archivalmagazine.com, this documentary series presents ongoing acts of terrorism involving the Islamic Republic of Iran throughout significant historical events such as the Iran-Iraq War.

Where to Watch

Preparing to launch, Archival Magazine is a multimedia publication producing film, television, and written content.

What You Can Do

Archival Magazine focuses on the social sciences of visual and performing arts, political and economic theory, anthropology, and advocacy. Offering a unique interactive experience online, Archival Magazine lets viewers get involved in charities working with Archival Magazine. Membership is free!

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Online Talk Show Explores Retirement

(NAPSI)—There is good news for adults who are about to retire. There is a new Web-based talk show designed to give them fresh perspectives on aging and creative ways to approach their lives in retirement.

In partnership with Lutheran Social Services of New York, the Ammerman Center for Creative Aging has launched an initiative called “Ignite Your LIFE.” The mission of this initiative is to serve, educate, support and engage individuals and the wider community in celebrating the aging process.

The initiative’s “Ignite Your Life Talk Show” is streaming live from Valparaiso University on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

With the help of the University and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ sponsorship, the show will highlight newly developed research related to aging, and engage and inspire participants by redefining what it means to be 50 and beyond.

To learn more, visit www.igniteyourlife.info.

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Understanding Friendship

(NAPSI)—A heartwarming story of friendship that teaches children about love and acceptance has been created by Paul Harvey, Jr., author, playwright, pianist, composer, award-winning journalist, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, and the son of legendary radio and television broadcaster Paul Harvey.

His first children's book, "E: A Tale for Everybody," with illustrations by Bryan C. Butler, is a charming and unusual story that introduces Sara, a precocious and curious cicada faced with the anxious reality of so much to learn and do and so little time to do it in (cicadas emerge every 17 years but live for only about 40 days).

Determined to discover meaning in her life and to make the most of the time she has, Sara becomes enamored of a human boy named Sam who soon grows fond of her as well. Friends and family of both, however, seem to disapprove.

Teachers and parents can use the book as a teaching tool to help kids learn about friendships; and how to respect and embrace those who are different from themselves.

Learn More

For more information or to order a copy, go to Amazon.com and type Paul Harvey, Jr.; A Tale for Everybody in the search tool.

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The Frozen Theater

(NAPSI)—Coming soon to theaters internationally: A mass grave excavation reflects a fallen society in a film by Archival Magazine called The Frozen Theater. In this film, the life and work of Grisha Bruskin, an icon of the Soviet Underground, present a second history of life between the folds of the Iron Curtain.

Irina Prokharova, The New Literary Observer, states, “This generation didn’t want to mutilate themselves with Soviet censorship and write and do exactly what was dictated to them by Soviet ideology. They were able to create a parallel world.”

“A big part of the population in the Soviet Union were inmates, prisoners. That’s why prisoner became like a sportsman, worker, military man, young pioneer, etc. It became archetypal,” Bruskin describes.

You can explore The Frozen Theater and other projects at archivalmagazine.com. Focusing on the social sciences including the visual and performing arts, political and economic theory, and anthropology, Archival Magazine is the gravity of art and age. The new multimedia publication produces film, television, and written content for theatrical and television release and Web distribution.

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Fossils Of An Apocalypse

(NAPSI)—Fossils of an Apocalypse, presented by Archival Magazine, features Grisha Bruskin as he shares his thoughts on his H-hour project. “When we win, it’s with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. What is extraordinary and eternal does not want to be bent by us,” quotes Bruskin from the poem The Man Watching by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

Bruskin began his project, H-hour, for the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM) to explore the meaning of the enemy archetype within the human race in a state of emergency. Bruskin was born in Moscow in 1945 and grew up during the Cold War. H-hour depicts fossillike objects representing remains of catastrophic events like war and natural disaster inspired by Soviet civil defense posters. However, the enemy archetype penetrates human conditions far beyond the artist’s personal memoirs as the viewer encounters crashing planes and female suicide bombers in the H-hour space.

The exhibition traveled from MAMM to the American University Museum in D.C. for the Winter Exhibitions of 2013 and was shown with a short film by Archival Magazine called Aqua Sicca. Now with commentaries by the artist, Fossils of an Apocalypse shows Bruskin’s insights into hero-enemy relations throughout human history.

Archival Magazine focuses on the social sciences of visual and performing arts, political and economic theory, and anthropology. The new multimedia publication produces feature-length films, documentary series, and written content. Visit www.archivalmagazine.com to learn more.

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Help Keep A Child Alive

(NAPSI)—Great advances in treating HIV/AIDS have been made in the past decade—54 percent of adults in low- and middle-income countries now get treatment. On the other hand, 72 percent of children who need HIV treatment don’t get it and 80 percent of them will die before age 5. Now, however, you can join 14-time Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys in doing something about it.

She helped found Keep a Child Alive, which supports innovative ways to increase access to lifesaving care for children affected by HIV.

Keys has partnered with skincare company Kiehl’s Since 1851 for a special edition of its Midnight Recovery Concentrate (MRC), with 100 percent of the net profits, up to $200,000, benefiting Keep a Child Alive. MRC is a potent, 99 percent natural concentration of botanical extracts specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair overnight and a fresher and more radiant appearance by morning.

For more information or to purchase Alicia Keys for Kiehl’s Since 1851 Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate, visit www.kiehls.com/Alicia-Keys or call (800) Kiehls-2.

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Take Kids Snacking Into The Wild With Mangos

(NAPSI)—The next time you’re looking for creative ways to enhance some of your kids’ go-to favorites, consider this: Snacking now accounts for more than half of all eating occasions in the U.S. Parents are increasingly challenged to create quick bites that give kids the energy and nutrition they need.

The good news is that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. With fresh mango, it’s easy to transform kitchen staples into snack time adventures. Mango is available year-round and its versatility makes it an excellent addition to your family’s meal plan. It’s packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals and all for just 100 calories per cup.

Stacking nutrient-rich mango and berries with dessert items such as brownies and marshmallows on a kebab can make for fun treats for kids to prepare. Mango popsicles are another popular go-to treat. Just puree fresh-cut mango in a blender or food processor, pour into ice cube trays, insert a Popsicle stick and freeze.

When selecting a mango, don’t judge the fruit by its color. Instead, squeeze it gently to find a ripe mango that “gives” slightly like a peach or avocado. Store your ripe mangos for up to a week in the refrigerator until you’re ready to whip up your favorite snack or keep slices and cubes frozen for up to six months in an airtight container.

Just like adults, kids eat with their eyes first, so it can be fun to turn a traditional personal-size pizza into a Lion Pizza with mango and red bell pepper slices for the mane. The sweet and slightly tangy mango is a good substitute for tomato, making it a natural complement to Italian-style dishes.

You can even pair this Lion Pizza with a viewing of Disney’s “The Jungle Book”—available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on February 11—and you’re likely to create a roaring good time that your kids won’t forget.

Now that you’re in the party mood, think about an adventure-filled, five-night vacation for your family. You can “like” Mango Board on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mangoboard and enter the Jungle Jetsetter Giveaway for your chance to win a Funjet Vacations family getaway to Punta Cana with all-inclusive accommodations at the RIU Palace Punta Cana courtesy of Funjet Vacations.

Lion Pizza
4 servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes

4 whole-wheat pitas

1 cup low-sodium pizza sauce

½ cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

½ cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

8 pepperoni slices

8 black olive slices

1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into thin strips

1 large red bell pepper, seeds removed, cut into thin strips

4 mushroom slices

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread ¼ cup pizza sauce on one side of each pita. Sprinkle ? cup mozzarella cheese in the center of each pita. Sprinkle ? cup cheddar cheese around the outer edge of each pita. Place two pepperoni slices in the middle of each pita and top with two olive slices to make the lion’s eyes. Alternate mango and red pepper strips around the edge of each pita, creating the lion’s mane. Add a mushroom slice in the center of each pizza for the lion’s nose. Place the pitas on a large baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes. Serve warm.

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“The Jungle Book” Rhino Rescue Inspires Real Rhino Rescue Efforts

(NAPSI)—Inspired by the rescue of an animated rhinoceros who was all but extinct, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment contacted the International Rhino Foundation to obtain rhinoceros facts and help spread awareness about the growing concerns surrounding the survival of rhinos around the globe.

The Disney Animation Research Library researchers made an astonishing discovery while transferring old drawings into their new digital files: a key character developed by Walt Disney himself, who was almost lost to obscurity when he was deleted from the final version of “The Jungle Book.” The rhinoceros is named Rocky and he has not only been saved from extinction, but will be available for everyone to enjoy for generations to come because he stars in his own featurette, “The Lost Character: Rocky the Rhino,” included with this year’s Diamond Edition of “The Jungle Book,” which is available for the first time ever on Blu-ray and Digital.

Rocky’s likeness was based on a greater one-horned or Indian rhino. Walt described Rocky as a “loveable rhinoceros who is half blind and extremely dumb.” Rhinoceroses do have small brains compared to their large body size, so the story team stuck to the facts when Rocky was referred to as “marble-brained.” At the time, Rocky’s personality was given life through the voice of Frank Fontaine. With Fontaine’s distinctive voice and the many volumes of developmental sketches, it seemed Rocky was on his way to becoming a star as part of “The Jungle Book”’s beloved animal ensemble. Yet in the final stages of production, Walt decided Rocky just wasn’t necessary to tell Mowgli’s story.

As Disney delved into Rocky’s “background,” it became evident that the prospects for real rhinos to be around for future generations are not very good unless people act now. Thousands of years ago, the rhino population was diverse, widespread and abundant throughout much of the world. Today, however, only five species survive in Africa and Asia (2014, www.rhinos.org).

While committed institutions such as the International Rhino Foundation and dedicated people worldwide have had some success in protecting the bulk of the world’s remaining rhinos, most populations remain threatened due to the loss of their critical habitat and from poaching for their horns. Struggling but surviving rhino populations include the three Asian species: the Javan rhino (with no more than 44 in the wild), Sumatran rhino (no more than 100) and the greater one-horned rhino (approximately 3,300). Africa’s black rhino is also endangered, with a population of just over 5,000, and the white rhino, while the most numerous species with just over 20,000 remaining, is also the species most heavily impacted by poachers.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has worked with the International Rhino Foundation for the past 20 years to help protect rhinos in the wild and raise awareness about the problems that they face, but more still needs to be done.

Things You Can Do To Help Rhinos:

• Visit and support the International Rhino Foundation (www.rhinos.org).

• Adopt a Rhino (www.rhinos.org/adopt-a-rhino).

• Share on Facebook and Twitter.

• Stay informed (www.rhinos.org/get-involved).

• Encourage children to share with teachers and others at school.

• Watch the “Jungle Book” bonus feature and spread the word about the rhino problem.

• Learn more about Disney’s conservation commitment at www.disney.com/conservation.

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