Breast cancer charity hits £1m target with West End Show event

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Breast cancer charity hits £1m target with West End Show event About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 April 2011 | News Breast cancer charity Future Dreams has reached its £1,000,000 fundraising target following the gala night of its West End variety show She’s the One.The celebrity-packed show presented by Gaby Roslin, Arlene Phillips, Kimberley Walsh and John Partridge, took place at the Savoy Theatre last night on Mother’s Day. It featured acts by X-Factor winner Shayne Ward and West End favourites Legally Blonde, Priscilla and Cuba Libre as well as dance acts by Escala, The Reason 4 and Woman.Comedian Miranda Hart and singer and actor Bernie Nolan appeared with West End performers including Frances Ruffelle, Hannah Waddingham, Louise Dearman, and Daniel Boys.Future Dreams was set up by mother and daughter Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie who used their experience and connections as performing arts teachers to raise over £785,000 since 2008. However, both lost their battles with cancer in the past 18 months. Last night’s show was organised by their son and brother Dale Henry on Mother’s Day to honour their memories and continue their work.Future Dreams sold over 1,100 tickets at £75-200 per ticket. Funds raised from the show take Future Dreams overall target to £1,000,000. All funds raised have been donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s gene research lab dedicated to incurable secondary breast cancer.www.futuredreams.org.uklast_img read more

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Parking problems at Larkins Lane back under spotlight

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – September 9, 2019 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMore works on Stranorlar footpath to begin with immediate effectNext articleThose behind Strabane bomb attempt ‘have nothing to offer’ News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Google+ Twitter Parking problems at Larkins Lane back under spotlight Parking problems at Larkins Lane in Lettekenny have been brought back under the spotlight. There have been several complaints about cars being left there all day, resulting in businesses unable to facilitate parking for their customers.There’s also concern over vehicles partially blocking the narrow two way street.Local Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh has long since called for a pay and display system to be established on that section.He believes it would go a long way in addressing the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/jimmylarkins.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Global Citizen Announces Huge Lineup For Mandela 100, A Free Celebration Of Nelson Mandela’s Centennial

first_img[Global Citizen]As performers Chris Martin and So Madjozi explain in the announcement video, Mandela famously said that “we could be the generation to alleviate extreme poverty.” In that vein, tickets to Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 are free. All you need to do is take action on Global Citizen’s platform and show that you’re doing your part to help end extreme poverty to become eligible to win a free ticket.Starting on August 21st, you can take action on GlobalCitizen.org.za, on the Global Citizen app, or via Facebook Messenger. Just search “Global Citizen” in Facebook Messenger, and you can learn more about Global Citizen and take action. Once you have earned enough points by taking action, you can enter into a drawing to win free tickets. Eligible winners will be chosen at random and every winner will get a pair (2) of free tickets. According to the event website, there are a small number of tickets available to purchase through Computickets starting July 11.For more information about Global Citizen’s Mandela 100, head to the event website here. Today, Global Citizen has announced a very special new event, Mandela 100, set to celebrate the 100th birthday of late South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and eventual President, Nelson Mandela. The event is set to take place on December 2nd in Johannesburg, South Africa at FNB Stadium, originally designed as the main stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.The lineup for the event will feature globally recognized artists from the U.S. and the U.K.—including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Ed Sheeran, Usher, and a joint set by Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Pharell Williams—alongside African performers like Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Femi Kuti, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, and Wizkid. Watch the announcement video below:Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 Lineup Announcement Videolast_img read more

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Last-gasp Bob grabs Moriarty

first_img Willie Mullins’ highly regarded eight-year-old looked beaten when he dropped back to fourth after tracking the pacesetting Lyreen Legend, but he rallied in amazing fashion on the run to the line. Paul Carberry appeared to have brought Texas Jack with a perfectly timed run and though he got the better of Lord Windermere and Lyreen Legend, he simply had no answer to the late dash of Paul Townend on the 6-4 favourite. Boston Bob got up in the very last stride to win a thrilling race for the Dr PJ Moriarty Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Mullins said: “Once Paul dropped him back and gave him a breather he flew home and we’re very pleased with him. It was a very brave performance from the horse and we changed tactics from Navan, where he jumped very big and carefully. “The drier ground at Cheltenham will be a huge help and I think he’ll improve through the spring and on to Punchestown. “In my head I was thinking of the Jewson (at Cheltenham) for him, but there is four or five weeks to go and certainly if it was soft I wouldn’t mind going for the Jewson, but it does look like he wants a longer trip. “I’m not sure he’s yet back to his best form from last year, but he is coming back. He didn’t come back in (from the summer) in the same type of form and never worked as well this year – especially when he won here last year; we haven’t seen him in that type of form since. “Hopefully the better ground will make the difference and the way he jumps, he has every chance of being as good over fences.” Paddy Power left Boston Bob unchanged at 11-2 for the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, while Boylesports cut him to 5-1 from 6s for the same race. Stan James went 4-1 (from 6s). center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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UNC-Asheville meets Gardner-Webb in Big South quarters

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUNC-Asheville (15-15, 9-10) vs. No. 3 seed Gardner-Webb (15-15, 11-7)Big South Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Dedmon Center, Radford, Virginia; Thursday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville is set to take on Gardner-Webb in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Jan. 30, when the Runnin’ Bulldogs outshot UNC-Asheville 50.9 percent to 42.9 percent and made seven more 3-pointers on their way to the 70-56 victory. March 4, 2020 Associated Press STEPPING UP: The Bulldogs have been led by sophomores LJ Thorpe and DeVon Baker. Thorpe has averaged 14 points and 6.3 rebounds while Baker has put up 16.5 points per game. The Runnin’ Bulldogs have been led by Eric Jamison Jr. and Nate Johnson, who are averaging 14.4 and 13.1 points, respectively.EXCELLENT ERIC: Jamison has connected on 35.8 percent of the 53 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 12 over his last five games. He’s also converted 68.6 percent of his free throws this season.YET TO WIN: The Bulldogs are 0-9 when they score 70 points or fewer and 15-6 when they exceed 70 points. The Runnin’ Bulldogs are 0-9 when they fail to score more than 64 points and 15-6 on the season, otherwise.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Runnin’ Bulldogs have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bulldogs. Gardner-Webb has 42 assists on 85 field goals (49.4 percent) across its past three outings while UNC-Asheville has assists on 28 of 72 field goals (38.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: UNC-Asheville has committed a turnover on just 16.5 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all Big South teams. The Bulldogs have turned the ball over only 11.6 times per game this season and just 9.4 times per game over their last five games.___center_img UNC-Asheville meets Gardner-Webb in Big South quarters For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Rebels close in on Murdoch Division title, edge Hawks 4-3

first_imgBy The  Nelson Daily SportsTwo seasons ago the Castlegar Rebels made it to the Murdoch Division only to be swept in four games by the Nelson Leafs.There’s not much of a resemblance between the two Castlegar teams.Taylor Anderson had three points to lead the Rebels to within one game of advancing to the Kootenay Conference Final after Castlegar edged Beaver Valley 4-3 in Murdoch Division Final action Tuesday in Fruitvale.The Rebels lead the best-of-seven playoff series 3-1 and can advance to the next round with a win Thursday in the Sunflower City.The difference Tuesday was a 20-minute span from late in the first and into the second frame when Castlegar scored four consecutive goals — three on the power play — to take a 4-1 lead.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro scored to cut the lead to 4-2 before the period ended.The Hawks’ leading scorer during the regular season, Sookro, added a power play goal late in the third but that would be as close as the host team would get.For the second straight game on the road the Rebels out shot the Hawks 26-14, including 12-4 in the third period. In the two games in Fruitvale, Castlegar held a 69-28 advantage.Ryan Aynsley, Stuart Walton, Anderson and Kootenay Ice affiliate player Jesse Knowler, scored for the Rebels.Tyler Collins scored 36 seconds into the game for the other Beaver Valley marker.Around the KIJHL . . . .Hewitt pulls Cats even with RidersA goal by Ryan Hewitt with nine seconds remaining in the second period proved to be the winner as Creston Valley Thunder Cats edged the Fernie Ghostriders 2-1 to even the best-of-seven Eddie Mountain Division Final at 2-2 Tuesday in Creston. Game five is Thursday in Fernie.Laslo gives Dogs series sweepKyle Laslo stopped 19 shots to power the Osoyoos Coyotes to a 5-0 victory over the Kelowna Chiefs Tuesday in Rutland. The win allows the Dogs to sweep the best-of-seven series 4-0. Grizz can stop Storm tonightDefending KIJHL champ Revelstoke Grizzlies can advance to the Okanagan Conference Final against Osoyoos with a win at home Wednesday against Kamloops Storm. The Grizz lead the series 3-1. [email protected]last_img read more

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Thunder make some noise at Showcase tourney

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Thunder Regional Girl’s Soccer squad displayed flashes of brilliance during the Western Canada Showcase Tournament this past weekend in Burnaby.The Thunder finished the tourney with a 1-3 record but the overall result did not disappoint coach Dave Spendlove.“Many of the top college scouts attending this event where very positive and liked how the Thunder girls tried to play possession soccer at all times,” the Thunder coach explained.“The program has received around a dozen inquiries from these college coaches about various girls in the program for the future as some of the girls are only 14/15 playing up two years.”The tournament attracted scouts from across Canada as well as U.S. universities from Notre Dame, Yale and Miami.The Thunder opened against a very good Saskatchewan Provincial team, losing 5-2.A nervous Kat Gabalu goalkeeper, recruited at the last minute, had a tough time adjusting to the level of play and her defensive line also looked like they had never played at the higher level. A 25-yard screamer from Erica Augsten and a  goal from a direct free kick by Brittany Wheeler kept the score close for the Thunder. Kootenay then played like a completely different team Saturday as they squad dominated the Fraser Valley Y-League 2-0.“This was the best performance by the Thunder for the year as they schooled the Super Y franchise in total soccer,” said Spendlove.Goals from Andrea Stinson who beat three players before slotted her finish home combined with a wonderful left-footed cracker from outside the box by Brenna Mckay completed a fantastic performance by Kootenay.“Taylor Stewart, Eli Hewit and Jaala Derochie all played their best games of the season with Sam Einerson, Morag Petterson also putting in a good performance,” said Spendlove.Kootenay finished the tourney with a 2-0 loss to Lakewood of Edmonton and 4-0 to Langley F.C.“This was the final event for these girls for this season and for their first season at this kind of level the Kootenay South Girls of Danika Bartlett, Taylor McKinnon, Jaala  Derochie, Jessica Britton, Hailey McLean and Brenna McKay,” Spendlove explained.“(The players) have been brought into a style of soccer uncommon for them have blended well with the Nelson girls Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart, Samantha Einerson, Tasha Hewat, Morag Petterson, Erica Augsten, Britanny Wheeler, Eli Hewat, Paige Mansveld, and  Ameeta Bhabra.”Soccer Quest is holding tryouts for next season during the summer. Contact www.soccerquest.ca for more [email protected]last_img read more

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New Effort Will Streamline Green Building Standards

first_imgThe new system will have three partsThe five organizations involved in the effort are ASHRAE (what used to be the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the International Code Council (ICC), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).According to the EBN report, the cooperative effort will result in a three-part system:An updated version of the 189.1 standard.IgCC, which becomes an “adoptable, code-enforceable version of 189.1” but ceases to be developed as an independent system.The LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) rating system.The individual components will work together in a more coordinated way than they do now.Speaking to EBN, ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix said, “Had we continued down the separate paths, there is always the chance that someone eventually is going to lose in that game. I think this is a win-win for everybody.” Five of the country’s most influential developers of construction industry standards have announced a joint effort to create a single green standard that would be more coherent and cohesive than the jumble of overlapping green building standards and regulations that currently exist.The agreement is an attempt to create a “single, holistic system” integrating the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, ASHRAE’s 189.1 building standard, and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), according to an article posted at Environmental Building News(EBN).For those designing or building single-family homes, however, changes are probably years away. The new agreement is not expected to be in place before 2017 at the earliest, and it will not initially have any jurisdiction over what regulators call “the low-rise residential sector.” Changes in residential approach could come laterThe agreement covers commercial and high-rise residential construction, but not single-family homes. That’s partly because neither the 189.1 standard nor the scope of the technical content in the IgCC covers single-family (low-rise) construction, Owens said. In time, however, the same approach could be applied to low-rise residential.“If I were a residential builder,” Owens said, “I would see that this is a model that could potentially streamline and harmonize a lot of local programs that are out there and their relationship to code. When the USGBC and ASHRAE, ICC, AIA, and IES are successful in developing an organized framework of how codes, standards, and rating systems all interact, I think the model is replicable on a residential scale.”Should that happen, Owens said, residential builders should find the regulatory landscape much easier to navigate.center_img A mixed bag of standards led to some confusionIf you’re not a code specialist, all of this may seem like a big bowl of alphabet soup. Brendan Owens, LEED vice president for technical development, posted an article in which he explains the background and how the new cooperative effort will be an improvement.In 2005, he writes, the USGBC, ASHRAE, and IES collaborated on the ASHRAE 189.1 standard. In a parallel effort, the ICC started developing the International Green Construction Code.“All of these tools started to appear in the market and jurisdictions appeared to be very confused,” he said by telephone. “We had this situation where there wasn’t an articulate and planned framework in the market and each organization was just talking about this and trying to clarify it on their own, and we weren’t having the effect we wanted to have.”The fact that the five organizations are working together is, Owens said, one of the most important parts of the agreement.last_img read more

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MLS combine: Moutinho stock rising

first_imgMLS MLS combine: Joao Moutinho impresses, Ema Twumasi struggles on first day Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 05:24 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Francis Atuahene MLS 01132018 MLS MLS Combine The former Sporting Lisbon product stood out among the crowd in the first day of MLS combine action, while Twumasi struggled badly The first day of the MLS combine is traditionally a sloppy and often boring affair, with players struggling to find their rhythm and sharpness after considerable time off.The 2018 MLS combine opening day was better than usual, though it still featured several top prospects who struggled. Some with their fitness and others with their ability to combine with unfamiliar teammates. The ones who stood out did so by shaking off the nerves and sticking to the strengths that earned them combine invites in the first place.The Generation Adidas class — which features the most highly regarded players in the draft — drew most of the attention, but as a group failed to deliver the performances scouts were hoping for (with one clear exception). Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Here is a rundown of the players who boosted their standing the most on the first day of the MLS combine, and the players who hurt their stock with subpar performances:STOCK RISINGJoao Moutinho MLS 01132018JOAO MOUTINHO: Came into the combine as the highest-rated player in the draft and he showed why. His skill, poise, toughness and intelligence have him head and shoulders among the rest as a prospect. He impressed at center back even though the Akron product still projects more as a left back at the pro level, though some teams think he’s good enough on the ball to play in midfield.FRANCIS ATUAHENE: Though the end product was often lacking, Atuahene was a force on the left wing, going at defenders and showing off the blazing speed that has teams considering him at the very top of the draft. It didn’t hurt the Michigan winger that the rest of the attacking players in the Generation Adidas class failed to impress.JON BAKERO: Teams were already aware of Bakero’s technical ability and vision, but he was dominant in attack on Saturday. Perhaps an even bigger bonus for scouts was his defensive work rate, and it’s safe to say the range of teams interested in the Wake Forest forward has grown considerably.WYATT OMSBERG: After turning heads in the performance testing with some top-notch numbers, Omsberg went out and showed that he can play. In a draft with few top-end American prospects, and even fewer central defenders, the Dartmouth star’s stock is flying high.MARK SEGBERS: Two things were clear with the Wisconsin product. First, the converted winger definitely has good quality getting forward as an attacking right back. Second, his defending needs work. That isn’t scaring away teams who see him as a very good prospect, and being an American doesn’t hurt.RICKY LOPEZ-ESPIN: The Creighton forward is a big, skilled attacker who got on the scoreboard on the opening day. Teams like that he is an American forward with good size and good feet, and if he can put a few more strong days together he’ll be a good bet to go in the first round of the draft.LUCAS STAUFFER: Though he didn’t play in his natural right-back position, Stauffer didn’t look out of place at left back, and was actually one of the best fullbacks in the opening set of matches. He’s good defensively, confident on the ball and competent getting forward. The Creighton product is looking very much like a second-round option now, though if he can keep it up and show well at right back in the coming days, he has to be considered a possibility to move into the back end of the first round.POL PLANELLAS: Though he didn’t start his opening match, Planellas came on and showed the skill and smarts you expect from a product of Barcelona’s La Masia. His status as a Spanish international player might hurt his stock, but if the Pittsburgh midfielder continues to impress, teams won’t mind finding a place for him.ERIC DICK: The goalkeeping position is a bit wide open and Dick looked like a prospect teams should consider given his size and quickness for a big guy. He made good decisions and showed good reflexes throughout the day. He still projects as a third-rounder, but the Butler netminder is looking more like a second-round pick now.OLIVER SHANNON: The Clemson midfielder looks like a player who could step in and play minutes as a rookie as needed. A product of the Everton (England) youth system, Shannon is strong on the ball, puts himself in good positions and reads the game well. Being an international player could hurt his stock, though not if he keeps playing like he did on Saturday.STOCK FALLINGEma Twumasi MLS 01132018EMA TWUMASI: The midfielder a woeful first day that left teams questioning his fitness and readiness for the pro level. Teams that saw him at Wake Forest know he is much better than he showed, but Twumasi must improve if he is going to stay a top five pick.TOMAS HILLIARD ARCE: The Stanford standout remains the most highly-rated central defender in the draft, but there is a growing sentiment among scouts that he has limitations that keep him from being a real top-level prospect. His ability with the ball is in question and he didn’t ease those concerns on Saturday. There are still teams who rate him highly, but if he doesn’t step up in the next few combine matches he could wind up sliding out of the top five.CHRIS MUELLER: Though he was active and showed his mobility, Mueller endured a frustrating day where he couldn’t quite pull off the final play or shot. The Wisconsin forward is still a player who could be the first senior off the board, but he’ll need to do better on Monday to solidify his standing.EDWARD OPOKU: More active and aggressive than Twumasi, Opoku struggled to pull off plays even though he had plenty of opportunities to do so. The quickness is there, but the Virginia winger needs to show an ability to make better decisions and be sharper in the final third.DANNY MUSOVSKI: The combine is an important event for prospects from smaller college programs. For Musovski, it’s a chance to show why some teams love him. His first day was too quiet to keep him in the conversation as a top 10 pick and he will need to be more of a threat on Monday to avoid a slide.MARCELO ACUNA: He was around the ball a fair amount and was more active than some other attacking players, but didn’t pull off the end product nearly enough. The Virginia Tech forward must do more to edge himself ahead of a stable of good attacking prospects outside the top 10.GORDON WILD: The Maryland product came into the combine looking to offset concerns that he has fallen off considerably since his standout sophomore season in 2016, but was largely invisible on the first combine day. Wild is looking more and more like a Generation Adidas player who could slide deep into the second round, especially if the forward doesn’t improve considerably at the combine.JUSTIN FIDDES: Fiddes came into the combine considered the best left back in the draft pool, but the Washington defender looked timid and failed to impress. He did post the fastest times in performance testing, but he couldn’t make that speed count on Saturday.ALAN WINN: On a day when several other attacking players impressed, Winn was entirely too quiet, though not as quiet as Wild. Winn needs to show off his speed and ability to take on defenders, something the North Carolina winger failed to do on Saturday.JOSH MORTON: Despite scoring a goal he didn’t look the part as a central defender. The California University and San Jose Eartquakes academy product might project more as a right back and didn’t look like a viable center back on Saturday.last_img read more

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