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Closure of TDC's
The Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC)
wishes to advise that the TDC's Facilities at Manzanilla
Beach which includes bathroom, restaurant and
lifeguard facilities are currently closed to the public
and will remain closed until further notice. This
closure has become necessary to facilitate renovation
works to the retaining wall which surrounds the beach
front. The TDC regrets any inconvenience.
Jennifer Hudson held back tears
when she accepted the favourite
humanitarian award at the 2014
People s Choice Awards.
Accompanied on stage last
Wednesday night by her sister, Julia
Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress
became choked up as she said: "My
mother always taught us without
family you have nothing. Whether
you know it or not, we all are family.
What happens to the other happens
to us. It s one thing to be a celebrity
and have power, but it means noth-
ing if we re not making a difference
and helping someone else."
Hudson created the Chicago-
based Julian D King Gift Foundation
with her sister, Julia Hudson, in hon-
our of her nephew, Julian King, who
was killed in 2008 at the age of 7.
The crime also took the lives of the
Hudsons mother and brother. The
foundation aims to provide stability
and positive experiences for chil-
Hudson was presented the award
by LL Cool J.
"It feels good to see positivity
acknowledged," she said. "Where
we come from all you hear about is
who shot who and who went to jail.
There is more to life than the block
you live on. We want to show them
that I came from the same area and
does not stop there."
Hudson s tender moment was the
only instance to strike a strong emo-
tional chord during the show.
Bestowing the humanitarian award
remains a gripping current in the
show primarily packed with light-
Sandra Bullock gained the show s
first humanitarian award in 2013 for
her efforts in storm-ravaged New
Orleans. She stayed modest in her
speech, saying she didn t do much
compared to the volunteers based
in New Orleans. Bullock added that
she was able to "write a cheque and
be a really good cheerleader."
Last year marked the first year
Hudson gets emotional over humanitarian award
Sean Hayes, right, presents the award for favourite movie actress to Sandra Bullock, second left, at the 40th
annual People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Hudson poses in the press room with the award for favourite
humanitarian at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia
Theatre LA Live, last Wednesday, in Los Angeles. AP PHOTOS
that the People s Choice Awards included
more in their lineup than the fans
favourite slices of entertainment. But
the show had yet to see a moment quite
as affecting as Hudson s.
The show---with nominees deter-
mined by national ratings averages, box-
office grosses, music sales, social media
activity and peopleschoice.com data---
is a big popularity contest that s doesn t
hold much weight in the industry. The
winners are decided by the fans by online
But the People s Choice Awards is
always a truly star-studded evening, as
the show is one of the first big televised
ceremonies occurring at the top of
awards season. The Golden Globes take
place tomorrow, followed by the Screen
Actors Guild Awards, Grammys and the
Appearing at Wednesday night s fete
were stars from television, music and
film ranging from Drew Barrymore to
Heidi Klum, Ian Ziering, Jessica Alba,
Zac Efron, Michael B Jordan, Anna Faris
and Julianna Margulies.
Ellen DeGeneres was named favourite
daytime TV host, making her the woman
who has gained the most People s Choice
Awards with a total of 14 trophies.
Bullock was named favourite movie,
comedic and dramatic actress and shared
the favourite movie duo award with
Gravity co-star George Clooney.
Iron Man 3 scored three awards
including Robert Downey Jr s nod for
favourite action movie star. Justin Tim-
berlake also nabbed three prizes, Adam
Sandler was deemed the favourite
comedic movie actor, Ian Somerhalder
and Nina Dobrev, the stars of The Vam-
pire Diaries, earned the award for best
on-screen chemistry, Stephen Colbert
won the favourite late-night talk show
host award, Britney Spears picked up
the favourite pop artist honour, and
Kaley Cuoco received the favourite
comedic TV actress prize as well as the
favourite TV comedy award, along with
the rest of the cast of The Big Bang
After debuting her talk show The
Queen Latifah Show in 2013, fans award-
ed Queen Latifah their favourite new
talk show host.
Stars of 2 Broke Girls, Kat Dennings
and Beth Behrs hosted the show at the
Nokia Theatre, offering gut-busting
wisecracks throughout the evening.
This year marks the show s 40th
anniversary. Over the years, fans have
awarded honours to celebrated enter-
tainers like Barbra Streisand, Farrah Faw-
cett, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts and
Eddie Murphy. (AP)
"It feels good to see
she said. "Where we come
from all you hear about is
who shot who and who went
to jail. There is more to life
than the block you live on.
We want to show them that I
came from the same area and
too. It does not stop there."
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