First edition of 7th Harry Potter book auctioned for charity

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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis First edition of 7th Harry Potter book auctioned for charity Howard Lake | 4 March 2009 | News A first edition, first printing of ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows’, the seventh book in the series, signed by author JK Rowling, is being auctioned online for Children with AIDS on auction site was founded in 2006 by Steve Howell and raises funds for charities using authentic celebrity memorabilia. He describes as a site that “allows users to get their hands on money can’t buy items from their celebrity idols, whilst raising money for some very worthy charities.”Richard Barker collected the signed items. He created The Make A Child Smile Appeal for Children with AIDS and is also a non-executive Director of Celeb2nds.Other items being auctioned on the site include donations from John Travolta, Sir Richard Branson and Dame Elizabeth Taylor.The signed Harry Potter book auction closes on 7 March 2009; 85% of the proceeds from the book’s sale will be donated to Celeb2nds_1236198027.com4.5 KB Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Eventslast_img read more

Hearing, seeing principles of dance

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleNo cry for this EvitaNext articleSuicide patrol gets in the picture at charity exhibition John Keogh Facebookcenter_img Print Linkedin DANCE Limerick is hosting a series of talks aimed at performers and audiences interested in creating, enjoying and appreciating the art form. Talks will be held in the Daghdha Space, former church of St John of the Cross, in John’s Square and are a modest fiver to access.Next week’s talk, ‘Creating Work Outdoors’, by movement artist and researcher Sandra Reeve, is aimed at creating work in outside spaces, and audiences interested in understanding the concepts behind site specific performances.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Reeve will open the discussion with some of her experiences and with examples of her own environmental performances on Tuesday February 25 at 7.30pm.For those with an interest in contemporary dance and who would like to learn more about how to appreciate and engage with  performances, Brigitte Moody, course director of the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Dance at UL, is leading the second talk. Her ‘Seeing Dance’ is on Tuesday March 4 at 7.30pm.Ms Moody’s talk will illuminate some of the seminal choreographers in dance history, as well looking at the work of Irish choreographer, John Scott, whose new work ‘Magnetic’ comes to the Daghdha Space in early April. See NewsHearing, seeing principles of danceBy John Keogh – February 19, 2014 497 last_img read more

90-Year-Old Dies Following COVID-19 Infection In Chautauqua County

first_imgCDC Image.MAYVILLE – A 90-year-old man with pre-existing conditions has died after contracting COVID-19.The Chautauqua County Health Department reported the death, the 16th since the outbreak started, on Tuesday afternoon.Additionally, county health reported 31 new cases with 159 now active.Of the new cases, seven are in Fredonia, six in Jamestown, three in Dunkirk and Bemus Point, two in Lakewood and Brocton, with one in Sherman, Findley Lake, Frewsburg, Falconer, Silver Creek, Forestville, Panama and Celoron. As of Sunday, there are seven people hospitalized in the county.Since the outbreak started, 1,204 cases have recovered with 1,379 cases total. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

THE YEAR IN PICTURES: GSA boys’ basketball team wins 3rd straight state title

first_imgBLUE HILL — Throughout the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team’s historic three-year run, the reality of what the Eagles were accomplishing had never truly set in for Dwayne Carter. After the team’s latest championship, it finally happened.In the week following the Eagles’ 64-59 win over Hall-Dale in the Class C title game, Carter and GSA Athletic Director Larry Gray took up the task of rearranging the trophy case to accommodate the team’s newest Gold Ball. The duo had done the same each after the Eagles’ back-to-back state titles the two previous years, but this time was different.With the game balls, nets and trophies from the Eagles’ 2016 and 2017 title wins occupying plenty of space, Carter and Gray had to do quite a bit of maneuvering to make sure their newest addition was prominent. Moving around the various pieces of hardware the team had acquired at once, the Eagles’ head coach took time to reflect on what it all meant.GSA boys’ basketball team manager Ethan Snow (left) and player Max Mattson celebrate the Eagles’ 64-59 victory over Hall-Dale in the Class C championship game March 3 at the Augusta Civic Center. With the win, GSA became just the second boys’ team in Class C history to win three straight state titles. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“I think that was a moment where the whole thing just hit me as to how special the whole thing was and what we had done, really,” Carter said. “You see all these incredible things we accomplished put into context at once, and it just made me sit back for a minute and think, ‘Wow, this is pretty cool.’”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA’s third consecutive state title came on the backs of its heralded seniors. With the athleticism and scoring ability of Taylor Schildroth, size and rebounding of Max Mattson and team support from “glue guy” Stefan Simmons, the Eagles won 11 of the 12 regular season games on the 2018 portion of their schedule by double digits in the buildup to the state tournament.On the Cross Insurance Center floor, the Eagles made their most dominant Class C North run yet. After beating a Houlton team Carter called “the hardest team out there” for GSA from a matchup perspective, the Eagles breezed to 23-point wins over Fort Kent and Fort Fairfield to cut down the nets as regional champions for the third year in a row.GSA had a slightly more challenging time in the state title game, in which Southern Maine champion Hall-Dale led for part of the second quarter. Yet with clutch 3-pointers from Schildroth and strong rebounding from Mattson and Simmons, the Eagles stretched their lead from two points at halftime to 16 in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs went on a run that was too little, too late.GSA’s Taylor Schildroth prepares to shoot as Fort Fairfield’s Malcolm Langner defends during the first half of the Class C North boys’ basketball championship game Feb. 24 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Eagles defeated Fort Fairfield 62-39 to claim the regional title for the third season in a row. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“It’s a great way for us to go out,” Mattson said as the Eagles celebrated the win in the Augusta Civic Center after the game. “They played us tough, but we stuck with it and found a way to get it done in the end.”The win capped off a 21-1 season for the Eagles. In finishing their final three seasons with a record of 64-2, GSA’s seniors graduated with more state championship wins than total games lost during that time span.Winning a third straight championship also made GSA only the second Class C boys’ team and sixth boys’ team in any classification level to accomplish that feat. Not since Valley won six consecutive Class D state titles from 1998-2003 had a boys’ team won more than two straight, and no Northern Maine or Eastern Maine boys’ team had done so since Jonesport-Beals won five in a row from 1970-74.“In our entire school history, we had a total of three [titles] before this,” said Carter, referencing the Eagles’ Class S title win in 1948 and Class C triumphs in 1979 and 2003. “To go from that to doubling it by winning three years in a row, it’s just so special. It’s hard to believe it went by so fast.” Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Sports video games to try during quarantine

first_imgThere’s simply no way around it, it’s a tough time to be a sports fan. All large gatherings necessary for professional and college sports are banned. Outside of the UFC, it seems like there is little hope that live sports will again be on the televisions of fans anytime soon. Football: Top recruits, developing talent leave Badgers primed to reload in key positions for 2020 seasonAs the 2020 NFL draft approaches at the end of next month, Badgers Jonathan Taylor, Zack Baun, Chris Orr and Read…Even with this being the case, we still have to get our daily fix of sports action. For those of you who may have already exhausted your supply of old highlights and classic games, sports video games have the potential to fill this gaping void. In fact, they may be even better at passing the time as they engage you in the action directly rather than simply passing you by on a screen. With that being said, here is our list of the top three sports video games to try out during quarantine in order to fill your need for sports content.1. NCAA Football 14Arguably the crown jewel of video games about sports and of video games generally, NCAA Football 14 is the last in a line of games that defined many childhoods of college football fans around the nation. Surprisingly enough, the gameplay holds up quite well, even after nearly seven years since its release. UW Athletics: Top Badger sports moments to enjoy during COVID-19 pandemicWith live sports absent for the time being, sports fans worldwide have been isolated at home with what feels like Read…If there is one problem with this game, it is how limited the access to it is. Unless you currently have a copy, as well as an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 to play it on, you’ll have to pay a pretty penny to enjoy this instant classic. The game currently retails for an astounding 160 dollars on Amazon, depending on which console you would have to purchase it for. For anyone who does still have access though, this game provides hours and hours of entertainment for any college football fan. Specifically, both the dynasty and road to glory modes are massive time sinks. There is still nothing like leading a team like Northern Illinois to five consecutive national titles after joining the Big Ten. You can even begin your career as a player in high school and try to earn a spot on the Badgers’ roster. Any way you want to play it, this game will provide a heavy sense of nostalgia for those who enjoyed it many years ago. 2. Rocket League Yes, technically this is not a sports game as they are traditionally defined. It is loosely based on soccer but, for those who have never heard of it, is played with cars instead of humans. If you’re able to put realism on hold, this game is a thrilling and ultra-competitive test of anyone’s skills on the sticks. Forward Madison FC: Flamingos soldier on in midst of season-suspending pandemicThe Forward Madison FC Flamingos had a solid inaugural season, finishing with a 12–7–9 record and the distinction of being Read…If you find yourself beginning to play in ranked playlists, prepare to see the best and the worst of humanity brought out on the field. In one game to the next, you can have your own teammate relentlessly trash talk you for missing a shot or have them be an amazing person you choose to party up with and take on multiple opponents. Even Forward Madison FC has gotten in on the action, as they have had their own players go head-to-head online against those of other teams in their division. 3. Wii SportsAnother classic rounds out our top three sports games to keep you entertained during what feels like a period of eternal quarantine. This one is truly the jack of all trades, as it allows you to pick any sport you would like to focus on. In few other games can you quickly switch between a heavyweight boxing match and a round of bowling all in the span of just a few minutes. Especially if you’re locked in with multiple people, game modes like tennis and golf provide a ton of opportunities to make this a household event. Once again, it is not the most realistic, but this game provides a more laid back experience for those who want to avoid the competitiveness of a ranked Rocket League match or a national championship matchup in NCAA 14.last_img read more