Back home in Grand le Pierre from working in Ontario, Tyler Pardy finished his precautionary coronavirus quarantine on April 1, just in time for the birth of his twin boys, TJ and Kobe.
But what should have been a happy time for Pardy and his partner Siobbhan Sheppard, has taken a tragic turn.
Sheppard died April 8 due to complications from childbirth, just days before she and Pardy planned to hold their babies for the first time, on Pardy’s birthday — Easter Sunday.
“This situation, obviously, is such a tragedy,” said Don Murphy, who organized a GoFundMe campaign for Pardy.
Sheppard went into early labour on March 21, and was taken to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, according to the online fundraising page.
The twins were premature, born at just 29 weeks. They have been moved to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where they will stay until
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona will sell the title rights to its storied stadium for one year in an effort to raise money for the fight against the coronavirus.
The Spanish club’s executive board said Tuesday it will donate the entire fee raised by selling the title rights to the Camp Nou to fighting the global pandemic.
The Camp Nou is the biggest stadium in Europe with more than 99,000 seats. It has never had a sponsor since it opened in 1957.
“We want to send a universal message: For the first time someone will have the opportunity to put their name on Camp Nou and the revenues will go to all of humanity, not just Barca,” club vice president Jordi Cardoner told The Associated Press.
“The initiative arose in an emergency situation. We think that we have to have a very quick response, putting our crown jewel at the
It’s not often that a night of karaoke leads to a commission, but for architect and interior designer Elizabeth Roberts, a friend’s birthday party turned out to be quite the auspicious occasion. “It was the first time I ever did karaoke, and it turns out that I really like doing karaoke,” Roberts laughs. “We were there until the wee hours of a weeknight and had so much fun. And, in the morning, I got a call from our mutual friend who said, ‘You know, my friend who you met last night? He has a house in Orient, New York, that he’d like you to renovate.’ Our personalities meshed.”
Roberts’s charms notwithstanding, she’s also a powerhouse AD100 architect; her clients include A-listers like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. The homeowners and Roberts also shared a geographic connection: Both are California transplants who share a love of open, bright spaces and unfussy
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