National Garden Scheme raises £1 million for Parkinson’s UK

first_imgNational Garden Scheme raises £1 million for Parkinson’s UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 The National Garden Scheme has now raised over £1 million for Parkinson’s UK, and will be supporting the charity again in 2019, it has announced.The National Garden Scheme recently awarded the charity another £185,000, bringing the amount donated by the scheme to this total.Parkinson’s UK President Jane Asher recorded a special thank you message to the National Garden Scheme for their continued support. Tagged with: Celebrity fundraising events  300 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23  299 total views,  3 views today This is the seventh year that the National Garden Scheme has chosen Parkinson’s UK as one of its beneficiaries, with the money being put towards funding Parkinson’s UK’s specialist nurses. The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 private gardens in England and Wales and this year will include a number of gardens opening for it for the first time, along with Pop-Ups and ticketed events. Originally set up to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme funds nursing and caring charities in the UK with others including Marie Curie, Hospice UK, and Macmillan, raising funds for its beneficiaries through admissions, teas and cake. Altogether, the the National Garden Scheme has donated £58 million to charity since 1927.Steve Ford, Parkinson’s UK’s Chief Executive, said:“We are extremely proud and grateful that our partnership with the National Garden Scheme has now raised an incredible £1 million to support people living with Parkinson’s.“This funding has already done so much to help Parkinson’s Nurses limit the devastating impact of this neurological condition on people’s lives.“We’re now looking forward to another prosperous year with the National Garden Scheme – and reaching even more people with the support they need when they need it most.” [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://youtu.be/jaVsjVadWz0[/youtube] About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement Melanie May | 1 April 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Disco Biscuits Announce Four-Night Bisco Inferno Run, One Night At Red Rocks With Shpongle

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits are bringing back Bisco Inferno with a newly announced Red Rocks date for 2017. The Biscuits will be joined by Shpongle (Simon Posford live) on June 3rd, as well as by other acts yet to be announced, for their return to the legendary venue. As a lead-up to Bisco Inferno, the Disco Biscuits will be hitting the Ogden Theatre in Denver for three intimate nights falling on May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd.Four-day passes go on sale tomorrow, January 24th, at 10 AM (MST) via BiscoTix Fanclub, which can be found here. Single tickets for the Red Rocks show will drop Friday at 10 AM (MST).last_img

‘We love you, 45’ – Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs mourned and remembered

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Skaggs, a product of Santa Monica High who had spent most of his 10-year professional career in the Angels organization, was 27 years old. ARLINGTON, Texas — Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room on Monday afternoon, just hours before the club was scheduled to play a game against the Texas Rangers.The game was canceled just as the Angels released the shocking news at around 4 p.m. central time.MORE COVERAGE:Death of Tyler Skaggs is latest in long list of Angels tragediesAngels fans make an all-too-familiar tribute to Tyler SkaggsTyler Skaggs biography – Life and baseball career of Angels pitcherMike Trout, Jered Weaver react to Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ deathPhotos: Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs through the years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Skaggs was discovered in his room at the team’s hotel in Southlake, which is about 20 minutes north of the ballpark in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Southlake police department announced that ­“at this time, no foul play is suspected.” The police also said suicide is not suspected.The police responded at 2:18 p.m. to a call of an “unconscious male” in a room at the hotel. Officers arrived and Skaggs was pronounced dead at the scene, the police said.The first of two Angels buses was prepared to leave the team hotel for the ballpark at about 3 p.m. when traveling secretary Tom Taylor boarded the bus and delivered the news. Players remained at the hotel and the few players and staff members who had come to the ballpark early returned to the hotel.“I’m in utter shock and disbelief,” General Manager Billy Eppler said in a phone interview from Southern California, as he prepared to join the team in Texas. “It’s just a very tragic day for the Angels. It’s a very tragic day for his wife Carli, and his mother Debbie. His father, Dan. … It’s just a tragic day for everybody. This young man touched a lot of peoples’ lives. I think you’re going to start to see the impact he’s had on people in the coming days.”PreviousThe Angels’ Tyler Skaggs poses during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium IN 2016. (PHOTO BYKEVIN SULLIVAN, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels’ pitcher Tyler Skaggs poses during the annual Spring Training Photo Day at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angeles’ Tyler Skaggs #45 during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs looks to the dugout against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was on hand go give autographs to fans that came out for the Angels Moving Day event IN 2015. (Photo by PAUL RODRIGUEZ, Orange County REGISTER/SCNG)Joseph Silver, 8, of Victorville gets his opportunity for an autograph from Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs at the Angels Moving Day event in 2015. In addition to autographs, all fans received a coupon for a free ticket.(Photo by PAUL RODRIGUEZ, Orange County REGISTER/SCNG)Tyler Skaggs poses during photo day at the Angels’ Spring Training facility in Tempe, AZ on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Tyler Skaggs poses during photo day at the Angels’ Spring Training facility in Tempe, AZ on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Tyler Skaggs throws to the plate during workouts at the Angels’ Spring Training facility in Tempe, AZ on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Pitcher Tyler Skaggs poses during the Angels’ Photo Day at Spring Training in Tempe, AZ on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Pitcher Tyler Skaggs watches from the dugout during the Angels’ Spring Training home-opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, AZ on Saturday, February 25, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Tyler Skaggs poses during photo day at the Angels’ Spring Training facility in Tempe, AZ on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Pitcher Tyler Skaggs watches from the dugout during the Angels’ Spring Training home-opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, AZ on Saturday, February 25, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, shown in a file photo, allowed three runs in a 19-pitch first inning on Wednesday night, be he retired 12 of the 13 batters he faced in the following four innings against the Indians. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs reacts after giving up a walk to Minnesota Twins’ C.J. Cron in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 13, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – APRIL 26: Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after striking out Ryan O’Hearn #66 of the Kansas City Royals for the third out with the bases loaded during the 4th inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on April 26, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs watches from the bench in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 28: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)TORONTO, CANADA – MAY 10: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a pitch in the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 10, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs winds up during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs (45) is taken out of the baseball game by manager Brad Ausmus during the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws a pitch during first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 23, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)Los Angeles Angels’ Tyler Skaggs pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs flips the ball to first in time to get Tampa Bay Rays’ Travis d’Arnaud out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, right, talks to catcher Dustin Garneau during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels stretches during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angeles’ Tyler Skaggs #45 during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angeles’ Tyler Skaggs #45 during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angeles’ Tyler Skaggs #45 during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Angels’ Tyler Skaggs poses during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium IN 2016. (PHOTO BYKEVIN SULLIVAN, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 35The Angels’ Tyler Skaggs poses during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium IN 2016. (PHOTO BYKEVIN SULLIVAN, Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandSkaggs and his wife, Carli, were just married in the past offseason. They did not have children. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Skaggs attended Santa Monica High, graduating in 2009. The Angels selected him that summer with the 40th overall pick in the draft. Mike Trout was selected in the same draft, and the two were briefly roommates during their first season as professionals.“Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now,” Trout said in an Instagram post. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Carli and their families. Remembering him as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain in our hearts … We love you, 45.”The Angels traded Skaggs to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 and re-acquired him in 2013. He was the most senior member of the pitching staff. Skaggs had a breakthrough in the first half of last season, pitching to a near All-Star level before injuries derailed the second half of his season.Having spent the bulk of his career with the Angels, Skaggs was a favorite of many throughout the organization.“Very well-liked among his teammates, the coaches the performance staff, the front office, ownership, everybody,” Eppler said. “The people who handle our food service and catering. Everybody enjoyed being around Tyler. He just had a very good way about him that was instilled from his upbringing.”Broadcaster Mark Gubicza, who was on the bus when Taylor delivered the news, said he and the other players he’d seen in the ensuing hours were still reeling.“It’s like it wasn’t real,” Gubicza said. “It hasn’t begun to sink in. The outpouring from people. They love him. He’s a funny dude. He’s a baby. He’s a kid.”News of his passing sent shock waves around the major leagues, starting with Monday’s scheduled opponent, the Rangers.“The Texas Rangers organization wants to express its deepest sympathies to the family of Tyler Skaggs and to the entire Angels organization on this shocking loss. The thoughts and prayers of every member of the Texas Rangers and all of their fans are with the Angels organization at this difficult time,” read a statement from the Rangers.Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said after they heard the news from Major League Baseball the decision to cancel the game was made quickly. Monday’s game will be made up when the Angels return to Arlington in August, the Rangers announced.As of now, the remaining three games of this series are still on schedule, but Daniels said they haven’t discussed any further postponements.“Whatever the Angels need at this point takes priority,” Daniels said.Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he called a meeting to break the news to his players.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “There were a lot of pretty emotional guys in there,” Woodward said. “Some guys knew him. (Jesse Chavez) had played with him in L.A. Some guys were pretty visibly shaken. … It’s heartbreaking.”Woodward also said that he always admired Skaggs as a competitor, and from his reputation as a person.“I asked around personally about who he was and everybody spoke very highly about him,” Woodward said. “It’s just awful that he’s not going to be around anymore.”MLB commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement.“I am deeply saddened by today’s tragedy in Texas. All of us at Major League Baseball extend our deepest condolences to Tyler’s wife Carli, their family, their friends and all of his Angels’ teammates and colleagues. We will support the Angels’ organization through this most difficult period, and we will make a variety of resources available to Tyler’s teammates and other members of the baseball family.”Skaggs is the third active Angels player to die in his 20s since 1978, when Lyman Bostock died. Bostock was also 27. Nick Adenhart died in 2009, at age 22. 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Mom, Guard to Blame for Shooting of Children During Miami Robbery

first_imgAdditionally, Hialeah Police detectives arrested and questioned Morales and Pupo on Tuesday.They asked Morales why he decided to fire his weapon, and obtained a surveillance video of the shooting that corroborated his statement.Detectives reported Morales “charged the firearm while in pursuit” of the alleged thief and “discharged one round into the vehicle as it fled eastbound on West 17th Street.”They reported that Pupo knew about the plan to steal seafood from the market, and was supposed to earn about $30 after selling it.Her criminal record in Miami-Dade County, which goes back to 2006, includes burglaries, robberies, and theft cases.Pupo admitted to waiting in the car with the girls and “placing the victims in danger during the commission of a crime,” police added.Detectives identified the man accused of stealing the lobster as Steadman Amaya. He is a convicted felon with a long criminal record in Miami-Dade County.Miami-Dade corrections officers booked Morales and Pupo on Wednesday at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Detectives are now searching for 39-year-old Amaya, whose convictions include uttering forged bills, grand theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.Meanwhile, Morales faces two counts of attempted manslaughter with a deadly weapon and one count of shooting a deadly missile, while Pupo is charged with two counts of child neglect and petit theft. Authorities have made a break in the case of two children who were shot in Hialeah on Tuesday.After a 6-year-old girl was shot, detectives said that three adults were responsible. They arrested a 50-year-old security guard and the girl’s 32-year-old mother, and are still searching for another man.Leonardo Morales was working as a security guard on Tuesday at the Rey Chavez Distributor in Hialeah, when he suddenly saw a man running with about $200 in lobster tails.Morales fired his weapon as the man got into a car and drove away.Two girls were also in the getaway car.A 6-year-old girl was shot in her right knee, while her 8-year-old sister suffered a cut in her right thigh after a window shattered, according to police.Their mother, Angela, Pupo, arrived at a local hospital with both children still in their blood-stained clothes.She told Miami-Dade Police Department officers they had been the victims of a drive-by shooting in Brownsville.Officers said that Pupo blamed two Black men for the incident.When officers were unable to find shell casings or witnesses of the alleged shooting, Pupo told them the shooting took place in Hialeah.Detectives later discovered that the car which 32-year-old Pupo drove to the hospital had been involved in the theft at the market, which is located at 780 W 17th St.Police have taken the Toyota Corolla as evidence.last_img read more

Registration Now Open for Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Summer Programs

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaRegistration for all summer Parks, Arts & Recreation camps, classes and other programs is now open. We strongly encourages participants to register early, camps and classes can fill up quickly.The latest edition of our program guide, “Experience It!” has been mailed to past participants who have registered for a program within the last two years and those who have requested to be on our mailing list. The program guide is also available online at olympiawa.gov/experienceit or can be picked up at The Olympia Center, local libraries, recreation retail outlets, coffee shops and many other locations throughout the city. To register, join our mailing list or for more information, please call 360.753.8380 or check our website at olympiawa.gov/experienceitlast_img read more

Get Your Short Poem Displayed on Sidewalks for Spring Arts Walk

first_imgFacebook79Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaPoet Laureate Amy Solomon-Minarchi and the City of Olympia are seeking submissions of short poems (3-6 lines) to be displayed on city sidewalks during Spring Arts Walk 2017.The featured poems will be “painted” using a water resistant coating so that the poems will become visible when it rains. The poems selected will portray positive messages of art, life and nature.Please submit poems via email to [email protected] with “Writing in the Rain Submission-(your name)” in the title of the e-mail. Deadline for receipt of submissions is Monday, April 10, 2017.For more information about the City of Olympia Poet Laureate Program, please visit olympiawa.gov/poetlaureate.last_img

Always amongst the “runs”: Steve Smith punishes himself with 3km run after he fails…

first_imgImage Courtesy:Advertisement aj4zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5aiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebf7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 42Would you ever consider trying this?😱aa42eCan your students do this? 🌚2sfx0Roller skating! Powered by Firework The No.1 ranked test batsman has made the habit of staying at the crease for long hours and in the process has notched up tons of runs since his return to international cricket. Steve Smith endured a rare failure against Pakistan in Brisbane and the batsman took it upon himself to serve a punishment by running a stretch of 3 kilometers.  Advertisement Image Courtesy: india TVSmith only had the chance to bat once against the visitors since the Aussies picked up a dominant innings victory to start their summer on fire. The former Aussie skipper was dismissed for only 4 at the Gabba by Yasir Shah.The batsman responded by deliberately missing the team bus at the end of the test and proceeded to run his way back to the team hotel from the ground. The distance which measures out to be 3 km, is part of Smith’s interesting self reward-punishment scheme which he has put in place. He said:Advertisement “I always punish myself when I get no runs, just like I reward myself when I score runs with a chocolate bar at the end of the night if I get a hundred,” he said. “So yeah, if I get no runs I always like to have a run or go to the gym or do something just to give myself a bit of a punishment,” One thing is evident, it is tough to keep Smith away from “runs” whether it be ones on the cricket field or off the field.Advertisement Read Also:Watch: Usman Khawaja produces an overenthusiastic coin toss in Marsh Cup finalIndian cricket honours 26/11 martyrs and victims in classy show on Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more