Prime Minister recognises volunteer fundraisers

first_img  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 July 2008 | News The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has recognised six volunteer fundraisers as Everyday Heroes.The achievements of Alison Cordwell, Liam Fairhurst, Elizabeth Haycock, Chris Lavender and Phil Pemble were celebrated at a reception at 10 Downing Street earlier this week.Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising said “There are hundreds of thousands of volunteer fundraisers who collectively raise a huge amount of money each year. In turn, they make a phenomenal contribution to the work that many voluntary organisations are able to undertake.”Thirteen year old Liam Fairhurst of Soham also won the Volunteer Fundraiser of the year at the recent Institute of Fundraising National Awards. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in his leg in 2005, Liam has now raised more than £150,000 for CLIC Sargent.The other volunteers have raised funds for Springhill Hospice in Lancashire, Marie Curie Cancer Care, RAF Benevolent Fund, RNLI, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Macmillan Cancer Support and SPACE. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Volunteering 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. Prime Minister recognises volunteer fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Preliminary Hearing Continued for Pasadena Man Accused of Assaulting Five Women

first_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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Anthony Miller. Photo courtesy Pasadena Police DepartmentThe Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pasadena has reset the preliminary hearing for the sexual assault-related charges against Pasadena resident Anthony Joseph Miller, 52, who has been charged with sexually assaulting five women, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.The preliminary hearing had been Wednesday, January 23, but will instead be held on February 20, the District Attorney’s media office said in a statement.Miller was arrested on September 27, 2018 by Pasadena police officers after they obtained an arrest warrant resulting from the investigation of three separate sexual assault incidents reported to the police between August and September 2018 in Pasadena.An alleged earlier assault on one other victim reportedly occurred in 2011, prosecutors said.Miller now faces five counts of forcible rape, two counts each of forcible oral copulation, sodomy by use of force and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and one count each of sexual battery by restraint and false imprisonment by violence.Miller pleaded not guilty to the charges on October 1, 2018.If convicted as charged, Miller faces more than 270 years in state prison. He remains in custody, with bail set at more than $10 million. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Public Safety Preliminary Hearing Continued for Pasadena Man Accused of Assaulting Five Women Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 7:32 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

After slow start, Dodgers are in familiar place – with familiar expectations

first_img Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ “People are going to love you when you’re hot and they’re going to hate you when you’re not.”There is much to like about the Dodgers at this point. Since dropping 10 games under .500, they have the best record in the National League (37-17), second only to the Boston Red Sox in MLB. They lead the NL in home runs (after hitting a franchise record 55 in June) and staff ERA. All this with Turner compromised by his March wrist injury, Clayton Kershaw absent due to injury once again and Corey Seager floating through the home clubhouse like a ghost.The addition of Machado turbo-charges the lineup, guarding against second-half stutters by unexpected offensive leaders Matt Kemp and Max Muncy, at a time when the starting rotation is as healthy as it has been since the start of the season.It makes a sixth consecutive NL West title seem inevitable – and sets the Dodgers up for criticism of a different kind if they fall short of a return to the World Series.“We’re confident, but you can’t take it as an inevitability. We still have to play good baseball,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said. “We feel good about our trajectory since the slow start. There’s still a lot of work left to do.” Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“We took all that criticism, not just me,” said Jensen, the most open individual in the Dodgers’ clubhouse on most topics – including the six-week sinkhole the Dodgers stepped into at the start of their season as the defending National League champions.“Everybody knows how they were saying how terrible this Dodgers team was this year. Just gotta use that as a motivation. I think the whole team did.”Who? Who said the Dodgers were a “terrible” team this year? Athletes have been manufacturing motivation by citing the disrespect of others since an ancient Greek Olympian thought he heard someone in the chorus mumble something about his chances.“MLB Network. I heard that one time,” Jansen said. “I’m not going to lie. I’m not going to mention names. I forgot who it was. But one time I was watching MLB Network and I was, ‘Oh, OK.’“I think it might be from High Heat (with Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo). I’m not sure. Someone said the team was a horrible team this year. It’s not the team of last year. I used that as motivation and I think our team used that as motivation. Even though you don’t pay attention to that, when you hear something like that it kind of gets your attention.”If you’re expecting reasoned takes from someone named “Mad Dog,” you’re probably looking in the wrong place. The Dodgers knew they were playing bad when they dipped to 16-26 in mid-May – but that didn’t mean they felt they were a bad team.“We told everybody we were going to be all right and now we’re right where we need to be,” Cody Bellinger said as the Dodgers reached the All-Star break in first place for the fourth time in the past five years.Related Articles Justin Turner stood in the visitors’ clubhouse at Petco Park last week and unleashed the skeptic within.“I think that stuff is all noise,” the Dodgers third baseman said when asked about the rumor mill that was spitting out daily updates on the sweepstakes to land Manny Machado with the Dodgers always mentioned prominently. “Right now, we care about the 25 guys in here and that’s all we’re worried about.“Until someone else walks through the door, I don’t believe anything I read. It’s called trade ‘rumors’ for a reason because they’re rumors. There’s several times that’s all it’s been. It never amounted to anything, especially with our guys in the front office who hold their cards close to their chest and don’t leak out what direction we’re going. It leads me even more so to believe everything is a rumor until someone comes walking through that door.”A week later, Turner’s wife, Kourtney, posted a video on social media showing Turner and teammate Alex Wood lounging on a boat somewhere, glued to their phones then high-fiving as they got the news that “We got Manny.”center_img Machado will walk through that door when the Dodgers open the second half in Milwaukee on Friday.It is a long way from the depths of mid-May when the Dodgers were 10 games under .500 and, according to All-Star closer Kenley Jansen, being written off by many. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more