NSPCC to plant seed of future legacies with Legacy Garden at flower show

first_img 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. Tagged with: Events legacies NSPCC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Children’s charity NSPCC is marking its 130th anniversary this year by exhibiting a nostalgic garden that promotes legacies at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.The NSPCC Legacy Garden, sponsored by The Garden Centre Group’s ‘Gardens for Good’ programme, focuses on the NSPCC’s work throughout the past 130 years and the legacy that it has created.How gifts in wills have helpedThe NSPCC Legacy Garden has been designed by multiple RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winners Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith of Woolcott & Smith Garden Design.With plants and toys it depicts different eras of childhood and demonstrates how gifts in supporters’ wills have helped fund the charity’s work. At the centre of the garden there is a copper beech where messages from supporters and young people will be displayed.Alex McDowell, Head of Legacy and Tribute at the NSPCC, said:“We’ll be marking our 130th anniversary on 8 July and the NSPCC Legacy Garden is a fitting way to commemorate this milestone, celebrating the difference we’ve been able to make for children and families thanks to our generous supporters, and encouraging visitors to reflect on the legacy they wish to leave for the next generation.“We hope our garden inspires people to consider how they could help to keep more children safe and free from cruelty by leaving a gift in their will to the NSPCC, after they have taken care of their own loved ones.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 June 2014 | Newscenter_img  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Visitors to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which runs from 8-13 July, will find the NSPCC Legacy Garden at stand E/3 on Ditton Avenue. NSPCC to plant seed of future legacies with Legacy Garden at flower showlast_img read more

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The Wiz’s Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige & Amber Riley on Witchcraft, Wizardry & Nerves

first_img View Comments For a wizard and two witches, there’s a good amount of pressure when presenting The Wiz to millions of television viewers. Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Amber Riley take on the roles of the Wiz, the wicked Evillene and good witch Addaperle in the December 3 NBC telecast. At a recent press event, the trio opened up about expanding horizons—both for themselves and their audience—and whether Broadway is next in line.“It’s completely terrifying,” admitted Queen Latifah. “I’m so out of any comfort zone that I’ve been in.” While this is the closest the performer has gotten to live theater in her professional career, she’s no stranger to weaving singing and acting after Chicago, Hairspray and Bessie.But any fears are quickly resolved as she remembers the potential impact a live event like this has. “You think about how you see this play and kids are going to be doing these dances…This opens up a world. I hope that it touches someone. Not just someone African American, but anyone who feels like this could be [him or her].”A live theatrical event is also new to Blige: “I’m pulling every acting job I ever had.” But when The Wiz called, she had to accept. “The only reason I’m here is because of The Wiz and what it has done for me as a kid in my neighborhood. That’s why I’m here—so I can give someone else hope.”The musical has had an impact for all three; Queen Latifah even credits Stephanie Mills’ performance on Broadway as what made her want to perform. Riley is no stranger to singing and dancing (including on live TV), but the show makes it personal. “My mom has a special connection to [The Wiz], and now my four-year-old niece is going to sit down and watch.”After getting through the live telecast, Riley’s ready to bring her singing and dancing skills to the Great White Way. “I’ve always wanted to do Broadway,” she said with a grin. “I was locked down for seven years in the Glee vault! It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of doing. And I get to…all shall be revealed soon.”last_img read more

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Vermont Law School to witness Vermont Yankee trial starting September 12

first_imgVermont Law School faculty experts will attend opening arguments at the Vermont Yankee federal trial on Monday, September 12.  They also will continue to analyze key developments in the case on the school’s Vermont Yankee lawsuit faculty commentary blog at http://vtyankeelawsuit.vermontlaw.edu/(link is external)  Professors Pat Parenteau and Cheryl Hanna will attend Monday’s opening arguments in U.S. District Court in Brattleboro. Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC et. al. v. Shumlin et. al. is being watched nationwide because of its potential to affect nuclear power across the United States. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed Entergy’s current operating license, which expires in March 2012. But the Vermont Legislature won’t allow the state Public Service Board to issue a certificate of public good, which is required under Vermont law.Entergy’s lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Vermont’s law giving Vermont lawmakers veto power over the reactor’s operation, as well as the right of any state utility commission nationwide to determine whether nuclear power should be part of a mix of electricity generation produced within any state.Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, has the top-ranked environmental law program and one of the top-ranked clinical training programs in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service, a Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree and two post-JD degrees, the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for foreign-trained lawyers). The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. For more information, visit www.vermontlaw.edu(link is external).last_img read more

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Wednesday people roundup

first_imgTowers Watson – Edouard Stucki is to leave the Swiss arm of the global consultancy after more than a decade as a senior investment consultant. Stucki said he was planning to move onto new challenges, in what would be a “new phase” in his career. In other news, Jo Kite has been appointed as the firm’s head of pensions and benefits for its Scotland practice. Kite joins from Scottish insurer Standard Life, where she was director of workplace proposition, and brings further experience from Aviva and Delta Lloyd.La Française – Guillaume Dhamelincourt is to join the French asset manager as head of sales for Asia, moving to the position from minor subsidiary firm JK Capital Management. Dhamelincourt joined JK Capital Management in 2011 and will step into his new role based from its offices in Hong Kong. He comes with experience as investment director at InfraRed Capital Partners in London.Hermes Fund Managers – Jennifer Stillman has been appointed director of consultant relations. She joins from Nightscape Capital, where she was head of business development.  She has also previously held roles with Caliburn Capital, Man Investments, PanAgora Asset Management and Clay Finlay. Investec Asset Management – Investec has further expanded its European Client Group with the opening of an Italian office, following the hire of Marco Orsi as Italian sales director. Orsi joins Sarah Pastore, Italian sales manager, in focusing on the Italian market.AMP Capital – AMP has made a number of senior appointments to its global infrastructure debt team in London. Emma Haight joins the team as director from NIBC Bank, where she was vice-president in the Project Finance division. James Fox is joining at the end of April as associate director. He previously worked in the finance team at British Land. PMT, bfinance, USS, Pensions Regulator, Towers Watson, La Française, Hermes Fund Managers, Investec Asset Management, AMP CapitalPMT – The €48bn metal scheme PMT has appointed Joep Schouten and John Spruit on its board as pensioner representatives. Schouten had been nominated by the association of pensioners. He is a veteran in the pensions industry, having worked 37 years for the pensions provider for the building sector (the Sociaal Fonds voor de Bouwnijverheid, renamed Cordares), 13 years of which he served as chief executive. Spruit represents the unions. He has been a pensions specialist at provider Syntrus Achmea between 2000 and 2007 and has been a board member at six other pension funds since then.bfinance – The investment consultancy has Emily Porter-Lynch as a director in the Investment Advisory. Prior to joining bfinance, she was a senior investment manager at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), where she helped oversee a multi-billion dollar allocation to hedge fund strategies. Prior to joining USS, she was an investment director at Key Asset Management.Pensions Regulator (TPR) – The UK government has named the new chairman of the Pensions Regulator, appointing a former banker as successor to Michael O’Higgins. Mark Boyle will assume the role from April. The incoming chairman is currently independent non-executive chairman of the UK Land Registry and has worked at Lloyds Bank and Kleinwort Benson.last_img read more

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Premier League clubs reject mooted ‘China move’ in bid to end season

first_img Loading… The idea of playing out the Premier League season in China was reportedly floated by one club chief. But it was quickly shot down by top-flight counterparts. Premier League fixtures are currently suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus crisis ( Games have been suspended with the coronavirus pandemic causing havoc around the globe. And as the Premier League seek to finish the domestic season amid mounting pressure, it’s claimed that they had contemplated taking fixtures abroad for the first time. England’s top flight are aware of the financial repercussions of failing to finish the season, and Chin was mooted as and a potential destination, reports the Athletic. The country’s death toll is lowering despite them being the first nation to suffer from the Covid-19 outbreak. One chief executive is reported to have said: “If we were to pick up the Premier League and move it to another part of world right now we’d get absolutely slaughtered. “Somebody accused us the other day of being in a bubble. I feel a little bit like they are right at the moment – even though I am not, I can see why people think we are.” While another reportedly offered: “It’s just a waste of energy. Let’s just say we all want to start the league and life. “Unfortunately only God and the pandemic can make this decision. And it does not look likely.” The Premier League stands to lose £762m in broadcasting revenue if they fail to conclude the season. Liverpool and West Ham both have plenty riding on the current campaign Read Also: EPL club suggests finishing the campaign in China amid £762m repayment Authorities were looking for an area that has the infrastructure to host such a competition. They were also working on the pretence that taking games elsewhere would ease pressure on the NHS and allow them to use club facilities. A World Cup style tournament has also been suggested but there are worries over the competition’s integrity due to the lack of home advantage. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOlast_img read more

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Broward County Man Threatened To Kill Donald Trump

first_imgA Broward County man is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump in response to killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, according to court records.Chauncy Devonte Lump,26, was reportedly on Facebook live as “Blackman vs America” and making threats to the President.A Facebook employee reached out to Broward Sheriff’s Office and told them that Lump was seen in the video saying “he killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald,” and “the Feds are watching. I am not afraid of the Feds.” “Please tell me where is Donald Trump. I need to find the Donald and if I don’t find him I have to blow up Broward County,”In the video he was also holding what appeared to be a loaded AK-47, according to the arrest report.Lump told Broward officials that the threats were a “joke.”He was arrested and is facing a federal charge along with a county charge of making a false bomb report.Lump’s was set at $100,000 and is ordered to appear in court on Friday.last_img read more

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