The Discovery Source Presents the Inaugural Champion Award

 The Discovery Source, a nationally recognized, family owned publisher of early childhood education materials, is proud to announce the presentation of their first annual ”Champion Award.” This unique lifetime achievement award, which includes an all expense paid vacation, will be presented in a special ceremony on June 22 in Racine, Wisconsin to educator Lisa Plunkett, who has over twenty years of experience in the field of early childhood education.

“Educators often don’t get paid fairly for all the hard work they do in helping teach and care for the next generation,” says Director of Operations Patrick Scahill. “We are in a position to do something about that and wanted to show how much we appreciate the work that they do.”

According to Plunkett’s coworker and nominator Michelle Christenson:

Lisa started her career as a parent volunteer and worked her way up to a resource teacher. She has raised 3 children as a single mother, one of which has disabilities. She has been an advocate for all children and is a great mentor to her co-workers. She has never been on an airplane or taken a vacation as an adult. She inspires those of us who know her by her kindness and her open mindedness and willing to accept people exactly as they are.

With over a decade of publishing and distributing research-based solutions to early childhood education challenges, as well as vital materials for special needs children such as The Pyramid Model Classroom & Infant-Toddler Kits and The Calming Kit, The Discovery Source has become a premier resource for educators nationwide. Their mission is simple: to create opportunities and solutions for early childhood educators to transform the way they support children and families in the most critical years of childhood development – from birth through third-grade.

“These nominees utilize the resources and trainings that we created with joy and effectiveness,” adds Scahill. “We want to promote the fact that, when you work with us, we share the wealth with you.”

The Discovery Source cordially invites any interested members of the press to attend the award ceremony on June 22 and to spread the word about the importance of early childhood education by celebrating educators such as Ms. Plunkett.

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Discovery The Specialty Suite Lifestyle at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

New suite program offers collection of coveted access and experiences

Hawaii, Oahu, U.S.A. – WEBWIRE

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina,an award-winning destination resort on Oahus tranquil western coast,debuts The Specialty Suite Lifestyle: a new elevated suite program that offers a collection of thoughtful inclusions to cultivate connection, adventure and undeniable memories. The Specialty Suite Lifestyle, which includes the Resorts four specialty suites, including the Penthouse, Presidential, Residence, and Pacific Suites, provides myriad bespoke access to amenities and experiences ranging from spa and dining to adventure to special service.

Among the highlights of The Specialty Suite Lifestyle, a dedicated and knowledgeable Guest Experience team member will coordinate all aspects of the stay, creating a special connection and assistance from pre-arrival and throughout the visit.

The Specialty Suite Lifestyle includes the opportunity for an in-suite private experience with either a Mu Hala Sound Journey or evening Stars Above Hawaii stargazing. The Mu Hala Sound Journey is a relaxing meditation guided by the Resorts intuitive energy re-alignment practitioner. Using crystal sound bowls, chimes and a tuning fork, the sound journey aims to help reduce stress, calm the mind, relieve anxiety, realign and balance ones energetic body. The evening stargazing experience includes an astronomical education from the comforts of the suite. Guests are invited to learn about Hawaiian star lines and ancient Polynesian voyaging, while taking in magnificent views of the moon, the planets, stars, and galaxies. Both the experiences can be enjoyed as an individual, couple or as a family.

The Specialty Suite Lifestyle includes:

  • Dedicated member of the Guest Experience team
  • Daily luxury cabana or daybed
  • Daily breakfast buffet at La Hiki
  • One private in-suite experience: Mu Hala Sound Journey or Star Gazing and Navigation
  • One daily Resort activity for each registered guest
  • One private fitness or tennis session for each registered guest
  • Premium Jeep rental for one day for island exploration
  • Two 80-minute spa treatments
  • Daily #FSWAYFINDERS activity
  • Roundtrip private airport transportation
  • Unlimited laundry services
  • In-room Peloton
  • Complimentary valet parking

The Specialty Suite Lifestyle is designed for up to four guests and starts at USD 7,900 per night. The offer is based on a minimum four-night stay, and not combinable with the Stay Longer promotion. To learn more about The Specialty Suite Lifestyle, contact Reservations at 808 679 3325

Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre holds “Light of Jinsha – The Ancient Shu Civilisation” exhibition

An exhibition entitled “Light of Jinsha – The Ancient Shu Civilisation” is now open at the Hong Kong Heritage Discover Centre. Featuring over 70 pieces of invaluable national exhibits unearthed from the archaeological sites in Sichuan Province, namely Jinsha in Chengdu and Sanxingdui in Guanghan, the exhibition reveals the civilisation of the ancient Shu of 4,000 years ago.
The “Light of Jinsha – The Ancient Shu Civilisation” exhibition is the first exhibition following the signing of the framework agreement by the Development Bureau and the National Cultural Heritage Administration last month to further promote cultural heritage exchange and collaboration on archaeology and built heritage.

The Jinsha site, a major archaeological discovery in 2001, is another political, economic and cultural centre established by the ancient Shu people in Chengdu Plain after the Sanxingdui civilisation. Located in the northwest of downtown Chengdu with a total area of over five square kilometres, the site has yielded various important remains as well as tens of thousands of precious cultural relics, including sacrificial vessels and household utensils made of ivory, gold, bronze and jade.

Over 200 pieces of gold artefacts were unearthed from the Jinsha site, topping the archaeological sites of the Xia and Shang dynasties ever found in terms of the quantity and variety. Among the gold artefacts on display at the exhibition are two pieces of grade-one national treasures, namely a face-shape gold foil and a frog-like gold foil. A replica of the “gold foil sunbird”, the most significant national treasure unearthed at the Jinsha site, is also be displayed to showcase the exquisite gold craftsmanship of the ancient Shu.

Also displayed at the exhibition are seven selected archaeological artefacts from Hong Kong, including a stone yue-axe, a stone ge-blade, a stone ring and a stone yazhang-tablet, for comparison with those excavated from Sichuan. The similarities between these relics from Hong Kong and Sichuan suggest a spread of ritual artefacts from the Central Plains to the Chengdu Plain and the Pearl River Delta region in Lingnan, demonstrating the “pluralistic integration” of the origins of the ancient Chinese civilisation.

The arrival of the national exhibits in Hong Kong and the preparation of the exhibition are introduced in a short video (https://youtu.be/Jq9NCZOKaQI) produced by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO).

The exhibition is held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui until March 29, 2023. Admission is free. For details, please visit the AMO’s website (https://www.amo.gov.hk/en/news/index_id_128.html?year=2022) or call 2208 4488.


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Canada – Statement on the discovery around Kamloops Indian Residential School

“The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada’s history. Residential schools were part of a colonial policy that removed Indigenous children from their communities. Thousands of children were sent to these schools and never returned to their families. The families were often provided with little to no information on the circumstances of their loved one’s death nor the location of their burial. Children in residential schools were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. The loss of children who attended residential schools is unthinkable and Canada remains resolved to supporting families, Survivors and communities and to memorializing those lost innocent souls.

Ottawa, Ontario (May 28, 2021) — The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement today:

“The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada’s history. Residential schools were part of a colonial policy that removed Indigenous children from their communities. Thousands of children were sent to these schools and never returned to their families. The families were often provided with little to no information on the circumstances of their loved one’s death nor the location of their burial. Children in residential schools were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. The loss of children who attended residential schools is unthinkable and Canada remains resolved to supporting families, Survivors and communities and to memorializing those lost innocent souls.

Yesterday’s news of the discovery of 215 bodies found in the area around the Kamloops Indian Residential School is once again a reminder of the harms families and Survivors have suffered and continue to suffer. We are profoundly saddened by this discovery and our thoughts are with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, as well as with all Indigenous communities across Canada. We are working with the community and our partners, such as the BC First Nations Health Authority, to provide resources and the support needed as determined by the community. For immediate assistance to those who may need it, the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established to find the truth in our country’s dark and painful history of residential schools. Their 94 Calls to Action are an appeal to mobilize all levels of government, organizations and individuals to make concrete changes in society. They list specific actions to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation was established and is now responsible for the Student Death Registries. Since Budget 2019, we have been engaging with Indigenous communities impacted by residential schools on how best to proceed with implementing Calls to Action 72 to 76. We have listened and are ensuring that the approaches taken moving forward are Indigenous-led, community-based, Survivor-centric and culturally sensitive.

The TRC revealed the heartbreaking details of the role that residential schools played in the history of Canada and the tragic legacy that continues today. It is said that once you know the truth, you cannot un-know it. Yesterday’s discovery reflects a dark and painful chapter in our country’s history. We remain committed to supporting Survivors, their families and communities through their healing journeys.”

Ani Dergalstanian

Press Secretary and Communications Advisor

Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett,

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

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Discovery and Georgia Aquarium Enter Into All-New Multi-Platform Content Partnership To Document Animal Experiences and Global Conservation Efforts

Discovery and Georgia Aquarium together will increase the availability of aquatic animal conservation and animal care content through an exciting new multi-platform partnership. This collaboration will provide Discovery’s multi-platform audiences and discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service, with immediate access to innovative real-time content that will highlight Georgia Aquarium’s global conservation efforts and major milestones of the animals who call the 11 million gallons of water at the Atlanta-based aquarium home.

The content created by the all-new partnership will include milestone moments with animals, featuring celebrations of the birth of animals; day to day activities at the aquarium; and expert-led analysis of animal stories in the news. Other content will include virtual field trips; social media live stream events with animals and aquarists; in-depth photo galleries on Discovery.com; and content that will help raise awareness of endangered aquatic species.

“We are pleased to partner with Georgia Aquarium to bring the Discovery audiences up-close to a wide range of very special creatures as we celebrate aquatic animals and their milestones with excitement and immediacy,” said Kristen Variola, Senior Vice President, Multiplatform Production and Digital Strategy, Discovery. “We hope to inspire and educate across all our platforms about not just aquatic animals, but the environments they inhabit while fostering a connection to our natural world.”

“We are thrilled for this new partnership with Discovery which allows us to bring Georgia Aquarium to an even larger audience and connect them with the waters of the world,” said Dr. Brian Davis, President and CEO of Georgia Aquarium. “It is our hope to highlight the issues facing our aquatic ecosystems and what people can do to preserve these unique habitats. Partnering with Discovery, their incredible reach and innovative platforms, will be instrumental in continuing our mission of inspiring a healthy respect for the aquatic world.”

The Aquarium, which ran for two seasons on Animal Planet (2019-2020) and provided viewers with a behind the scenes look at Georgia Aquarium, is available in its entirety on discovery+.

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