One of the biggest fundraising events of the season is just one week away, with a plethora of showbiz names confirmed for the event’s red carpet.Organisers of the Caudwell Children ‘Diamond Butterfly Ball’ remain tight-lipped about this year’s headline entertainment but have confirmed some of the stars expected to attend the glamorous fundraiser.Taking place on Thursday, 31st May, at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London; the black-tie affair boasts a guest list of A-list stars and Royalty, including Rod Stewart CBE, Peter Andre, Sir Bruce Forsyth and actor Anthony Head to name a few.Ahead of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, this year will also see a number of world-class athletes join the charity on the evening, including Mark Foster, Lee Pearson CBE, Derek Redmond and Jamie Baulch.Charity Chief Executive, Trudi Beswick, said: “We are very excited about this year’s event which has been re-named to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.We are incredibly proud of the event, which has now become a much anticipated fixture in London and an evening that attracts world famous celebrities.We feel very lucky to have such great names supporting the charity and helping us raise the awareness of Caudwell Children.”Caudwell Children was founded in 2000 by entrepreneur and philanthropist, John Caudwell.The evening will be hosted by singer Jonathan Wilkes and the celebrity auctioneer will be Jeffery Archer.For more information about the event visit www.caudwellchildren.com.
(Left to right: Perry Bellegarde, Leon Jourdain, Ghislain Picard. APTN/File) Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations candidates Perry Bellegarde, Ghislain Picard and Leon Jourdain released their campaign expenses and donor lists Wednesday.AFN candidate Perry Bellegarde was the last AFN candidate to release the information, posting the details on his campaign website a little more than hour before the chief electoral officer was scheduled to deliver the results from the first ballot of voting.Bellegarde’s campaign said it spent $34,771 on the campaign, which was the most of the three candidates vying for the job of national chief of the AFN. The campaign said it raised about $22,880, with $6,750 coming from in-kind donations from 25 donors. About 63 per cent of campaign funds was spent on travel and accommodations, 15 per cent on promotions, 13 per cent on advertising and eight per cent on administration and office expenses.Saskatchewan Building Trades and Winnipeg-based Dreamcatcher Promotions each donated $3,000 to Bellegarde’s campaign. The campaign also received $2,500 from Aboriginal Insurance and Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan.APTN asked Bellegarde Tuesday evening if he would release his campaign expenses and donor list, but he didn’t answer the question. His campaign responded Wednesday morning saying they would be posted online.Picard’s campaign released their campaign financial information early Wednesday morning. The released financial information shows that Picard spent $18,932 on his campaign and that he received $9,677 in donations. An official said Picard also paid for the campaign from his own finances.Picard’s campaign expenses show that he spent $8,182 on promotional materials and advertising. The expenses also show he spent $10,000 on travel and hotel expensesPicard’s donor list shows he received the majority of his funding from Quebec Indigenous communities. He received $2,500 each from Wendake and Malecites de Viger. He also received $1,000 (TOTAL OR EACH?) from Kahnawake, Listuguj and Gaspeg.Picard was asked Tuesday evening whether he would release the campaign finance information submitted to the AFN’s chief electoral officer. He said he wanted to first consult with his team. Then, late Tuesday night, an official in the Picard camp told APTN National News that the long-time Quebec regional chief would be releasing the information.AFN candidate Leon Jourdain’s team also released their campaign expenses and donor lists. Jourdain’s campaign team says it spent $11,744 from two donations. Treaty 3 Grand Council donated $2716.35 to Jourdain’s campaign and Toronto neurosurgeon Michael Dan donated $9,028.In an interview with APTN National News Tuesday evening, Jourdain said he would release the information. He said he never took any corporate donations.All candidates are required to submit their expenses and donor lists to the chief electoral officer before they appear at the AFN assembly all-candidates forum, which was held Tuesday. Each of the candidates faces a $35,000 campaign spending limit.Candidates are not required to publicly release the information.APTN has been told by legal counsel working with the AFN electoral team that it is up to the candidates to release their campaign financial information, not the chief electoral officer.The vote began Wednesday at 9 a.m. Only chiefs or their proxies can vote for national chief of the [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
Alan Shearer has blasted Manchester United saying the Premier League giants have no chance of finishing in the top four this season.The Red Devils 3-1 defeat to Liverpool has left them in sixth place, 11 points off fourth-placed Chelsea, who occupy the final UEFA Champions League position.Jose Mourinho’s men are 19 points behind leaders Liverpool, meanwhile, and Shearer insists United struggled against Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.“It’s nowhere near good enough. Get in the top four? They’ve got no chance. No chance. Manchester United have a big decision to make. They could come out and back the manager – and back him big – in January,” Shearer said, according to Sports Mole.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“If they don’t, that would be very telling as to the direction things are heading. That’s if he makes it to January. It’s tough going to Anfield, no one is denying that. Especially against this superb Liverpool team. But they were set up to be beaten, set up at best to hang on against Liverpool.”“With seemingly no belief that they could go and get a result – other than a lucky draw maybe. Liverpool went after them and Manchester United couldn’t cope.”United next travel to Wales next weekend to face Cardiff City in the Premier League.
Posted: January 13, 2018 January 13, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man is dead Saturday after an apparent dispute with his wife at a residential hotel in downtown San Diego.The victim’s wife called police at 9:49 a.m. Saturday to report that her husband fell and hit his head after the two had an argument Friday night, San Diego Police Department Officer Tony Martinez said.Officers responded to the couple’s room at the Peachtree Inn on F Street and found the husband unresponsive, bleeding from his head, and determined he had died, Martinez said.Police took the wife into custody, and homicide detectives were investigating the case.Neither the husband nor the wife were publicly identified. The wife was only described as being in her 50s. San Diego Police investigating homicide at residential hotel in East Village , Updated: 6:45 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter