Eswatini–United States relations

Eswatini–United States relations are bilateral relations between Eswatini and the United States. The United States seeks to maintain and strengthen the bilateral relations that have existed since the kingdom became independent in 1968. U. S. policy improved industrial relations. The United States assists Eswatini with a number of HIV/AIDS initiatives and programs implemented through the U. S. Agency for International Development, Centers for Disease Control, the Peace Corps, African Development Foundation, the Department of Labor, the Department of Defense. In addition, the U. S. supports small enterprise development, military training and human resources development, agricultural development, trade capacity building. The U. S. is the largest bilateral donor to the Global Fund, Swaziland's principal HIV/AIDS funding source. The U. S. Government sends about 4 Swazi professionals to the United States each year, from both the public and private sectors for master's degrees, about 5 others for three- to four-week International Visitor programs.

In 2003, Peace Corps volunteers returned to Swaziland after a nine-year absence. The current Peace Corps/Swaziland program, Community Health Project, focuses on HIV/AIDS and provides assistance in the execution of two components of the HIV/AIDS national strategy—risk reduction and mitigation of the impact of the disease. Volunteers encourage youth to engage in appropriate behaviors that will reduce the spread of HIV. Principal U. S. officials include Ambassador Lisa J. Peterson, Deputy Chief of Mission Sarah Morrison, Peace Corps Country Director Nwando Diallo; the U. S. maintains an embassy in Eswatini. Foreign relations of Eswatini Foreign relations of the United States This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website History of Swaziland - U. S. relations

Ken Greengrass

Ken Greengrass was an American music and television producer best known as a manager of such musical performers as Eydie Gormé and Steve Lawrence, Art Garfunkel and Florence Henderson. Born in the Bronx, son of Al and Anne he had Floyd, he graduated high school from the Manhattan School of Music. Greengrass began his career in the entertainment industry as a professional trumpet player, his knowledge of music led to a career managing artists and producing many of their albums, garnering dozens of gold records. Greengrass started in the music industry by playing trumpet in a band in which Eydie Gorme was the lead singer and Steve. Shortly thereafter, he became her Manager and helped direct her career and scores of others including Steve Lawrence, Diahann Carroll, Vlad De Briansky, Florence Henderson, John Pizzarelli, The Highwaymen and Bob McGrath. In the 1970s, Greengrass became an executive producer of television shows for all three major television networks. Greengrass was nominated for several Emmy Awards and won for NBC's “How the Beatles Changed the World.”

Other award-winning programs included “A Piece of Cake,” “C’mon Saturday” and primetime special “My Father the Circus King,” which marked the first time an outside producer was permitted to film the Ringling Brothers circus family at work. In 2001, Greengrass produced a two-hour special for the Travel Channel, “The Secrets of San Simeon,” starring Patti Hearst. Greengrass executive produced the ABC special “C’est la vie,” starring Diahann Carroll and Maurice Chevalier, the ABC Afterschool Specials “The Unforgivable Secret” and “Sometimes I Don’t Love My Mother.” Greengrass packaged and produced “America Alive,” a live, one-hour weekly strip on NBC, a forerunner of the current magazine format television shows. Greengrass was executive producer of the Easter Seals and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation Telethons for many years, helping to raise millions of dollars for those charities, he was a member of the New York Friars Club for more than 55 years and served on its board of directors. He was chairman-producer of the New York Friars Club Celebrity “Roast” and in early 1998 conceived the idea of broadcasting the Friars Roast as a television special.

He married his wife, Gerry Olin Greengrass, on December 10, 1961. Greengrass had two children Adam and Jonathan, two grandchildren Benjamin and Aden. Greengrass died of a brief illness on April 2014 in New York City surrounded by his family, he was 87. Ken Greengrass on IMDb