Donations pass £65k for cyclist killed fundraising for Mind

first_img Tagged with: Events Justgiving  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 March 2014 | News Nearly 5,000 donations have been made, totalling £65,520 so far, to mental health charity Mind on the JustGiving page set up by Christian Smith, the cyclist who was killed at the weekend on his fundraising cycle ride.He had set out to cycle ‘the Kent Epic’ – 248 miles around Kent, non-stop in 24 hours. The father of three had hoped to raise £1,000.He wrote on his JustGiving page:“I want to support the charity MIND, raise awareness towards the great support that they offer, and help bring an end to the stigma that is attached to those who suffer from mental health problems.“I have had my own misfortune to suffer from a spate of poor mental health, which was unexpected and has been a real ‘game changer’ in how I now view the future.”He added: Advertisement “There are those who are not so fortunate to have the same level of support and understanding. They suffer in silence and are alone. This challenge is for those people.”He was hit by a car near Chestfield in Kent in the early hours of 22 March. An 18 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving. A 19 year old man was also arrested by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and then bailed pending further investigation.Christian Smith’s family posted an update to his JustGiving page, saying:“Taking on this challenge was Christian’s way of doing something positive to make sure that people facing mental health problems are not alone and the many messages of support and generosity of donations are a great comfort to us at this extremely sad and difficult time.”Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said:“We were shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Christian Smith. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.“Mind is grateful for the continued dedication of all our fundraisers, without whom we would not be able to support the hundreds of thousands of people affected by mental health problems across England and Wales.”Photo: bike wheel by Alex Norkin on Shutterstock.comcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Donations pass £65k for cyclist killed fundraising for Mind 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

La Salle Girls Water Polo Loses Dramatic Overtime to Arcadia

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe … exciting game vs. Arcadia… 3 scores in last 4 minutes with last score to make it 10-10 from 3/4 of pool by KiKi. Loss 11-10 in overtime.La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Photo Gallery La Salle Girls Water Polo Loses Dramatic Overtime to Arcadia STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 2:32 pm Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

BCCI makes mind boggling Rs 51 crore donation to PM Cares fund to fight…

first_imgAdvertisement 86rjmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euw6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bil4Would you ever consider trying this?😱6i69Can your students do this? 🌚2g6lwRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to donate ₹51 crore to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund). According to a board official who chose to remain anonymous, secretary Jay Shah, on Saturday, had a discussion with the members as well as the state associations and agreed to contribute the declared sum to help the country in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Advertisement “The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is first and foremost a public health emergency and the BCCI has a firm resolve that the nation gets all possible help to cope with the testing times” the board announced via a press release yesterday.Advertisement “The BCCI will contribute to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s initiative which is a dedicated national fund (PM-CARES Fund) with the primary objective of dealing with emergency or distress situations,”“The Board along with its state associations will continue to monitor and work closely with the Government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies and are committed to providing support to the state machinery in the face of adversity” the statement read.According to various reports, the country’s main cricket association will contribute ₹35 crore – while the 32 state associations will donate ₹50 lakh each. A state association office-bearer added that the donation will be contributed to the PM-CARES Fund as the amount will be “over and above the earlier contribution announcements”.Meanwhile, the Indian cricketers too have come forward to donate during the ongoing crisis. On Saturday, middle-order batsman Suresh Raina contributed ₹52 lakh to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers’ relief fund. While master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar donated ₹50 lakh to his state’s Chief Minister relief fund.Last Tuesday, PM Modi declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively while adding that saving lives is the top priority right now.He then warned that if the citizens don’t follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated. You may also like:See which Indian cricket legend just made a Rs 50 lakh donation for the fight against Coronavirus See which Indian cricketer ICC is hailing for his efforts against Coronavirus Advertisementlast_img read more

Access to Sandy Hook Expected May 1

first_imgBy John BurtonSANDY HOOK — It’s been a rough few months as contractors, National Park Service staff and volunteers worked to restore the Sandy Hook national park to something approaching useable for visitors for the coming summer season.The work they are doing is paying off as park service officials have announced some of the park’s recreation areas will be available for use by May.Bathers enjoy the beach at Sandy Hook last season.According to the National Park Service (NPS), Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, which sustained extensive damage from Super Storm Sandy in October, will be partially operational by the summer season. The park has been closed to the public since Sandy but will once again allow public access by May 1, NPS spokesperson Daphne Yun said.Park officials are also expecting to have three beach areas – Gunnison, North Beach and Area B – available for public use by Memorial Day weekend, Yun said.“Things are looking up here,” Peter McCarthy, Sandy Hook’s unit coordinator, said this week about the cleanup and restoration of the park and services. “We think we’re doing extremely well considering the circumstances a couple of months ago.”During the last few months, contractors and crews have been digging out some areas that had tons of sand piled up, including parking areas D and E, where the parking lots and structures were buried. “For all intents and purposes we’re almost all cleared,” in the two parking areas, he said. “We still have to do some work” on lot C.One of the major challenges facing the park service is getting the sewer system fully operational. In a press release last week, Yun said the site’s wastewater treatment plant is not expected to be completed by the end of May; beach areas will be serviced by temporary restroom facilities.“The sewer is our No. 1 challenge,” McCarthy said. He and his fellow workers spent more than two months without running water and had to use portable restroom facilities.Another significant challenge facing the park service continues to be the collection and removal of debris that was strewn on both the ocean and bay sides of the beach. Workers and volunteers have been cleaning up the remarkable amount found there, including typical items, such as timbers, which wash up every winter. Some of the more unusual finds have been a section of a bar and patio deck plus a couple of large metal Dumpsters that have made their way onto the beach.Along with that, the lifeguard stands have to be extracted from a rather inaccessible location where they washed up due to the storm surge, McCarthy said. A contractor will use a small crane to retrieve them.Work that still needs to be completed includes paving the roadways and bike/multipurpose path that buckled in numerous locations from the force of the water. Federal highway contracts will need to be awarded for that work. Once they’re awarded, “We’ll see great strides,” McCarthy said.Less certain will be the future of the Seagull’s Nest restaurant and bar and concession stands.While the NPS has assessed some of the damage to the building, it is waiting to receive a structural engineering study before repair work can begin. “We’re trying to figure out a plan for how we’re going to take care of visitors in regards to concession operations,” McCarthy said.Repairs are not expected to be completed by Memorial Day to the path and commuter ferry dock, located at the park’s Fort Hancock area, Yun said.The National Park Service has allocated $30 million for Sandy Hook repairs with the money coming from funds authorized by Congress and President Obama, Yun said. The money is being divided into five categories: $18 million for buildings; $5 million for beaches and trails; $3 million for utilities; $2 million for equipment; and $2 million for road repair.On top of that, the federal Department of Transportation is contributing another $5.2 million for road and multipurpose path repairs, Yun said.Gateway areas – Sandy Hook, Jacob Riis Park in Queens, N.Y., and Great Kills Park on Staten Island – were “hit especially hard,” Yun said.People should remember that “the federal government works differently than city government, the private industry,” Yun said. “If it felt as if it took a long time … we’ve actually moved along pretty quickly in the federal government sense.”The only other obstacle, she noted, could be the ramifications of the federal sequestration cuts.“All I’ve heard was that it’ll impact Sandy [recovery funding],” at some point, she said. “But I don’t know anything further than that.”last_img read more

Buntzen to Exhibit Collages at the AH Arts Council

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Collage artist Richard Buntzen will present a solo exhibition Sept. 21 to Oct. 19 at the Arts Council Gallery in the second floor of the Finelines Building, 21 W. Lincoln Ave. An opening reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.Buntzen’s use of fragments of black-and-white and color newsprint are outstanding examples of creative design. He completed his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. He is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.A talk and demonstration by the artist will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and a panel discussion, “What a Good Idea: Innovative Art,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Exhibit hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit and programs are free and open to the public at the Arts Council Gallery.The AHAC,, is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.For more information, visit read more

Bordeaux appoint Poyet as new coach

first_imgLigue 1 Bordeaux appoint former Chelsea midfielder Poyet as new coach Goal 02:40 1/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gustavo Poyet Betis Getty Ligue 1 Bordeaux Nantes v Bordeaux Nantes The Uruguayan is back in management after leaving Shanghai Shenhua halfway through 2017, and is tasked with turning around a mediocre Ligue 1 season Bordeaux have announced the appointment of Gustavo Poyet as the Ligue 1 club’s new coach, replacing Jocelyn Gourvennac. Gourvennac had been relieved of his duties on January 18, after Bordeaux slumped to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Caen. That loss, the club’s 10th in the last 15 games, leaves Bordeaux rooted in mid-table having seen a positive start to the 2017-18 season go up in smoke.  Article continues below 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 They currently lie in 11th, with caretaker coach Eric Bedouet leading the side to a 1-0 victory over Nantes on Saturday.Now, they have turned to former Chelsea star Poyet in a bid to revive their fading fortunes. “Bordeaux have named Gustavo Poyet to the post of club trainer,” the club confirmed on their Twitter account. “He will be accompanied by Mauricio Taricco and Fernando Menegazzo as his assistants.”Poyet, 50, was last employed in China by Shanghai Shenhua, where he resigned in September after less than a year in charge following a disappointing set of results. The former Uruguay international has also enjoyed spells at Brighton, Sunderland, AEK Athens and Betis, with his sole trophy coming in 2010-11 when he took the Seagulls to a League One triumph.last_img read more