Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction Finale Is Live

first_imgStars have donated their signed shoes and are using their celebrity status to raise funds and awareness for Small Steps Project, a charity supporting children living on landfill sites.The Finale is now LIVE! The public are placing bids on shoes worn by by a whole host of stars; from supermodels including Natalia Vodianova to actors including everyone’s favourite detective Benedict Cumberbatch. A total of 44 pairs of celebrity shoes are currently being auctioned!Live Auction Lots include:The most beautiful women in the world have donated their designer footwear. The one and only Kate Moss’ Gucci heels are her 4th shoe donation! Elle Macpherson’s initialed Prada’s, as well as heels from fellow supermodels Joan Smalls and Linda Evangelista.Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen have both paid their respects to late designers, with Crawford donating a pair of Alexander McQueen’s and Helena Christensen a pair of Oscar De La Renta’s. Christensen said the shoes are ‘so chic and timeless and they hold a special place in my heart now that we lost the beautiful and talented designer. I felt like an elegant, yet playful lady every time I wore them’.FRIENDS stars David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc have both taken a small step. Plus Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston has donated his Rock of Ages Nikes. Ricky Gervais has also donated shoes, saying “These shoes have run around New York, London & LA. Slowly. One careful owner”.Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne and their daughter Kelly have all donated shoes. Sharon said: “Every woman needs a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s. I wore these only once on a taping of The Talk. You will definitely have happy feet in Manolo’s!”Also donating shoes are Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel McAdams and Isla Fisher.Other celebrities whose shoes are being auctioned in the Finale include: Oliver Proudlock, Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green. Designers Missoni and Vivienne Westwood, and Nicole Richie have all taken a Small Step.Others include: Dita Von Teese, Rudimental, Liz Hurley, Ed Speleers, Jeremy Corbyn, Python’s Terry Jones and Eric Idle, Nicholas Hoult, Andy Quick, Sienna Miller, Johnny Knoxville, Darcey Bussell, Amanda Lamb, Joanna Lumley, Gabby Douglas, Anita Dobson and Neneh Cherry.To view the auction, click here.last_img read more

HOW TO GET CHEAP TICKETS TO THE OPERA AND BALLET IN TORONTO

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Cheap tickets to Toronto shows are not as hard to get as you might think if you’re under-30 or aren’t afraid to wait until a last minute deal.Here’s how to get cheap tickets to the opera, ballet, symphony and shows at some of the poshest performance venues in Toronto.NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADAAh, the ballet. So glamorous and expensive. Except, then it isn’t, especially if you’re under 30. This is because of the NBoC’s Dance Break program. If you’re between the ages of 16 and 29, you can sign up for a membership (it’s free) and get access to tickets starting as low as $35.Dance Break performances can be purchased online starting at 12 a.m. the night before the performance, which means no lining up or moving from the couch required.NBoC also offers rush tickets 50 per cent off the original price—$40 and up—starting at 11 a.m. on performance day.If it’s something like a mixed programme of contemporary works that isn’t as popular, there can be tons of these available. Get them online using the promo code RUSH.Also available the day of the performance are a limited number of standing room tickets. It sounds hilarious (standing at the ballet?) but at the same time, you do it at concerts. And here’s the best part: the tickets are only $12. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS Wilmington Fireworks Postponed To Sunday Night Due To Forecast

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee:Due to the forecasted weather, Saturday evening’s Spectacular Fireworks have been moved to Sunday evening at 9:30pm. The carnival will run from 1-10pm on Sunday. The carnival will be CLOSED on Saturday.UPDATE: The Wilmington Minutemen’s Pancake Breakfast will take place as planned on Saturday, July 6 from 7am to 11am on the Town Common. Tickets cost $5. The Cub Scouts Pack 56’s BBQ Chicken Dinner has been postponed to Sunday, July 7 from 5pm to 7pm on the Town Common. Tickets cost $10.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read The 2019 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth ScheduleIn “Community”BREAKING: Wilmington Fourth of July Committee’s Carnival Request DENIEDIn “Government”last_img read more

Axed Catalan president to stay in Brussels

first_imgOn Monday Joan Escanilla from the CSIF civil servants union said: “For now everything is very quiet. People have returned to work as normal.” Catalonia`s dismissed leader Carles Puigdemont along with other members of his dismissed government address a press conference at The Press Club in Brussels on 31 October, 2017. Photo: AFPCatalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday that he would stay put in Brussels after being dismissed by the Spanish government, but denied he would seek asylum to avoid possible rebellion charges. “I am not here in order to demand asylum,” Puigdemont, sacked by the Spanish government on Friday after Catalonia’s parliament declared independence, told a packed news conference in Brussels.He said he was in Belgium “for safety purposes and freedom”, without detailing how long he would stay.After being axed, the 54-year-old reportedly drove hundreds of kilometres from Catalonia to Marseille in southern France with several members of his dismissed cabinet and then flew to Belgium.His departure is the latest twist in the saga over semi-autonomous Catalonia’s drive for independence that has presented Spain with its biggest political crisis in decades.On October 1, Catalonia held a referendum organised by Puigdemont’s administration which it said saw a large majority vote in favour of seceding from Spain, although turnout was just 43 percent.Puigdemont said this gave the Catalan parliament a mandate to declare independence on Friday, a decision beamed onto big screens to cheering crowds in regional capital Barcelona.But the same day Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government in Madrid invoked a never-before-used article of the constitution to dismiss Catalonia’s leaders and impose direct rule.The international community including the European Union, struggling with Brexit and other challenges, has largely spurned the independence declaration and has united behind Madrid.- Rebellion -On Monday Spain’s chief prosecutor said he was seeking charges including rebellion — punishable by up to 30 years in prison — and sedition against Puigdemont and fellow leading separatists.Jose Manuel Maza said they had “caused an institutional crisis that led to the unilateral declaration of independence carried out on October 27 with total contempt for our constitution”.A court now has to decide whether to bring charges.Separately, Spain’s Civil Guard police force on Tuesday searched the headquarters of Catalonia’s regional police in a probe centred on the independence referendum, a spokesman said.Meanwhile, Spain’s Supreme Court summoned the former speaker of the Catalan parliament to charge her, a judicial source said.- Elections -With its own language and distinct culture, Catalonia accounts for a fifth of the eurozone country’s economy.It had a high degree of autonomy over key sectors such as education, healthcare and the police.Rajoy also called snap elections for December 21 to replace the Catalan parliament in a drastic bid to stop the secessionist drive.Puigdemont said on Tuesday that he accepted the “challenge” and that he would “respect” the result whatever it is.”I want a clear commitment from the state. Will the state respect the results that could give separatist forces a majority?” he nevertheless asked reporters in Brussels.- Business as usual -There had been speculation that Catalan leaders and civil servants might seek to disrupt Madrid’s move to impose direct rule but in the event it passed off without major incident.Catalan police, now under orders from Madrid, were told Monday they could allow the dismissed leaders to enter the government headquarters in Barcelona, but only to clear their desks.But in the end, apart from one regional minister who tweeted a photo of himself at his desk, there was no major resistance.last_img

A53 reopens two hours after accident

first_imgRead MoreLatest Staffordshire Police News Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe A53 was blocked for two hours in both directions by a lorry following an accident The accident took place on the A53 Etruria Road near the junction with Lanehead Road – and the driver has been taken to hospital. The road was closed in both directions between A5010 Etruria Road / Festival Way (Festival Park Roundabout) and A500 D Road /Etruria Way ( Basford Roundabout). INRIX, a traffic data company, reports the accident has happened near Etruria Park and the road is blocked in both directions. The accident is believed to have taken place at around 9.30am and reopened at 11.30am Traffic was queuing in the area – with police asking motorists to seek alternative routes if possible. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A53 – Etruria Vale Road was currently closed in both directions whilst officers respond to an incident. “We had the A53 closed both directions due to an incident by Festival Park.” Read MorePolice probe after North Staffordshire woman, 56, found dead in Central America The section of road reported blocked (Image: Google/INRIX) The approximate location of the accident The closure led to queuing traffic on other major roads in the area including Trinity Street in Hanley and the A500 Southbound. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they had sent two ambulances to the scene and taken a man to hospital. She said: “We were called by Staffordshire Police to reports of a man in cardiac arrest in a lorry. “Police performed CPR on the scene. Two ambulances attended and paramedics took over advanced life support. “The man has been taken on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital.” center_img Police find £250k cannabis factory There is no other reported traffic disruption in the city at the moment. For more live traffic and travel news from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire visit our daily live news service here.last_img read more