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2008-10-01 00:11:20

By TOM HOSKYNS Hit & Run... Michael Parkinson, eminence grise of light entertaiment, writes in his new memoirs that he doesn't approve of Simon Cowell - Parky reckons that 'The X Factor' mogul promotes mediocrity in the music industry. What, then, to make of his latest money-spinner, a series of Michael Parkinson-branded compilation albums that make Leona Lewis look like Thom Yorke? It doesn't stop there - in addition to Mike's favourite MOR and lounge jazz, we also get a website,...

2008-09-15 06:00:35

Hope and determination motivated 13,000 SuperWalkers in over 80 communities across Canada to raise a record $2.2 million for Parkinson's research, education and support services, with more money still to come. The 2008 SuperWalk for Parkinson's success was thanks to the support of over 2,000 volunteers, countless donors and sponsors. Today over 100,000 Canadians with Parkinson's are filled with hope - hope for better treatments, hope for a cure for Parkinson's and hope that the causes will...

2008-07-16 18:00:26

MICHAEL J. Fox, who quit full-time acting because of Parkinson's disease, will return to US TV with a four-episode guest role on FX's Rescue Me. Fox will play a "very funny, very original character," said the channel. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-17 06:00:42

When 34 year old James Smerdon laces up his sneakers for SuperWalk for Parkinson's this September, it will be with determination and a great deal of hope that his efforts and those of over 12,000 walkers coast to coast will be getting one step closer to a cure. The 19th SuperWalk for Parkinson's hopes to raise $2.5 million that will help fund research, education, support and advocacy for over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson's disease. Just over a year ago, James Smerdon, a...

2007-12-06 09:01:01

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the spring release of his new book and instructional DVD, Delay the Disease - Exercise and Parkinson's Disease, David Zid delights in the positive response from participants whose lives are enhanced thanks to following his daily fitness program. Participants worldwide are thrilled that their Parkinson's symptoms have been minimized. "It might be overly dramatic to say exercise saved my life, but it certainly saved the quality of my life," boasts...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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