Shannon zombies in search of charity funds

first_imgTwitter Shannon Zombies looking forward to the Halloween Zombie charity walk in aid of Pieta HouseSHANNON town is facing its very own Zombie Apocalypse this Halloween when weird creatures will crawl and walk in search of blood and human flesh – all in a good cause.Pieta House, the support service for people who are suicidal, will be the beneficiaries of the weird and wacky walk being organised by local events company, HT Promotions, the Shannon Musical Society, Wolfe Tones na Síonna and St Sennans rugby club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Scheduled for the scariest night of the year, this Friday October 31, anyone can join the fun.“We’re looking for people to join the walk as Zombies – we will be doing scary make-up beforehand but they have to be up for a bit of fun and stay in character and sort of lurch and drag themselves along,” said Eileen McKee, of HT Promotions.“But if being a Zombie is not something people feel like doing, then we’ll need them to shake buckets and of course, we want everyone to come out and see the fun”.Children are welcome to join Shannon’s first Zombie walk, which will start at the grounds of the GAA club and finish in the town square.“They don’t have to be dressed as Zombies – children can wear whatever fancy dress they like,” said Eileen.“We’re having baloon bending and face painting at the GAA club beforehand and children and Zombies can have their faces painted from around 6.30pm.“There’s usually a town bonfire on Halloween night, so we inviting people after that to come back to the GAA grounds where there will entertainment for the children. At 9.30 there will be a disco for the adults.Zombies and rattling volunteers can just turn up on the night, and there are more details on the Facebook page of HT Promotions. TAGScharityEileen McKeefull-imageHalloweenHT PromotionsPieta HouseShannonZombie walk Facebook Print Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsShannon zombies in search of charity fundsBy Editor – October 29, 2014 609 Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers center_img Previous articleExcitement building for new schoolNext articleRail line closed following discovery of body Editor Advertisement Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

U.S. Mine Workers Rally for Pension Payments

first_imgU.S. Mine Workers Rally for Pension Payments FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Associated Press:Thousands of retired coal miners rallied Tuesday in Kentucky to call on Congress to protect their benefits as the industry struggles and operators seek bankruptcy protection from debts.United Mine Workers president Cecil Roberts told the gathering in Lexington of about 4,000 members from seven states that miners spent their lives working in dangerous places to provide the nation’s electricity and steel. The miners, some of whom arrived in wheelchairs, don’t deserve having their benefits put in jeopardy, Roberts said.“What do they want these people to do, get out of their wheelchairs and go back to the mines?” Roberts remarked after the rally.Roberts, who is popular among the union membership for his fiery oratorical style, told the crowd, “America owes us, and we will collect on that debt.”He added, “You want to know what the problem is? Millionaires and billionaires cannot stand the thought that a coal miner has health care as good as they have.”The union said about 22,000 retired union miners would lose health care benefits if federal legislation they are touting isn’t enacted this year. Those miners’ benefits are at risk because they worked for companies, including Patriot Coal and Arch Coal, that declared bankruptcy in recent years.The bankruptcies and a depressed U.S. coal market have decreased contributions to the pension fund by two-thirds from last year’s levels, according to the union. The union is also reeling, especially in Kentucky, which no longer has any mines that employ members of the United Mine Workers.Currently about 89,000 union members or widows are receiving a pension, according to the union.With benefits at risk, coal miner union rallies in Kentuckylast_img read more

Shoah offers tours, class resources

first_imgVideo testimonies of genocide survivors in the USC Shoah Foundation’s digital archives are now being used for educational purposes by institutions of higher learning worldwide. Shoah also now offers tours of the facilities to enhance the learning experience.The foundation is located on the first floor of Leavey Library. The next public tour is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m.The foundation was founded in 1994 by film director Steven Spielberg. Krystal Szabo, Shoah Foundation coordinator of external relations, said while he was working on Schindler’s List, Spielberg recognized a need to document the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and allow them to articulate their experiences.Currently, the foundation has more than 52,000 video testimonies in its archives, with an average length of 2 hours. Though most of the testimonies are from Holocaust survivors, there are also testimonies from those who have survived the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, the Armenian genocide and the Cambodian genocide, Szabo said. The foundation’s archive includes testimonies from 56 countries in 32 languages and is the largest of its kind in the world.Anne Marie Stein, Shoah Foundation director of communications, said that the focus of the foundation is currently shifting from collecting testimonies to using the testimonies already gathered for educational purposes.“There are over 70 classes at USC alone that integrate the testimonies into their curriculum,” Stein said.Szabo affirmed this expansion of the foundation’s mission and said the shift was the reason the name of the foundation was changed from the “Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation” to the “USC Shoah Foundation —The Institute for Visual History and Education.”“Today the institute strives to understand and share the insights contained with the Visual History Archive via a multitude of programs with educators, students, researchers and scholars on every continent,” Szabo said.Making the thousands of digital testimonies in the Visual History Archive easier to navigate, as well as launching new educational programs that use the testimonies, has been a major focus of the foundation.Among these programs are IWitness, which gives secondary school teachers and students access to more than 1,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses, and Echoes and Reflection, a Holocaust curriculum designed to help students understand the Holocaust and their own life stories in a personal way.Allowing the Visual History Archive to be used in the development of curriculum at various academic institutions remains a priority for the Shoah Foundation. Currently more than 300 courses in 25 disciplines at 35 universities draw from the foundation’s archive of testimonies, Stein said.One of these courses is IML 340, “The Praxis of New Media: Digital Argument,” at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Taught by Professor DJ Johnson, the course gives students the opportunity to take excerpts from the testimonials in the Visual History Archive and create their own short films or “digital arguments.”“This class is very much like directed research projects,” Johnson said. “Our goal is to contemporize issues like the Holocaust and show how history and memory have been reshaped by testimony.”Chris Rowe, a senior majoring in writing for screen and television, said that his experience in IML 340 was a profound, personal one.“We were required to incorporate personal narrative with the testimonies we saw,” Rowe said. “I wanted my work to express how the testimonies really invaded the space in which I lived.”Maddie Renov, a senior majoring in communication, said that working on her digital argument as part of the class and watching the testimonials from the Visual History Archive transformed her understanding of the Holocaust.“I’ve been learning about the Holocaust my whole life, but being able to experience the testimonies is completely different,” Renov said. “The three women I featured had stories that really spoke to me. I felt like I knew them.”Even students who haven’t been exposed to the foundation through class recognize the importance and significance of the archives.“This is the only foundation I know of that does something like this, and I’m glad USC is a part of it,” said Freddie Archer, a freshman majoring in communication. “We definitely can’t forget such an important part of history.”Katina Mitchell, a graduate student studying early music performance, had not heard of the foundation before but said it was something she would be interested in learning more about.“It seems like a really great resource for research,” she said.In addition to making the Visual History Archive available to schools and educational institutions, the Shoah Foundation began giving public tours of the institute last July. Monthly tours are free and open to the public and allow guests to explore the testimonies in the archive.last_img read more

Nigerian student builds solar car from scrap

first_imgThe thing with solar-powered cars is that you can only drive them during the day. It’s a problem solved by Nigerian student Segun Oyeyiola, who added a wind turbine to his Beetle. Now he can drive all night, too. Segun Oyeyiola shows off his solar- and wind-powered Beetle (Image: OAU Peeps) • Makoko Floating School: a model of Nigerian cutting edge design• Africa refocused: images of Ghana • Khi Solar One: renewable energy for the ages • One million solar lamps light up Africa• D’Sa lauded for fight for environmental justice Compiled by Melissa Javan It cost a Nigerian man more than R70 000 to fight his personal battle against global warming and renovate his Volkswagen Beetle, but now he no longer has to fill his tank with expensive and polluting petrol: his car runs entirely on solar and wind energy.One of Segun Oyeyiola’s challenges was overcoming people’s scepticism. Many told him he was wasting his time. But he took no notice and soldiered on, determined to build a vehicle that could run without fuel.A senior engineering student in the Electronic and Electrical Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, installed a giant solar panel on top of his Beetle; he also inserted a wind turbine under the bonnet.Business magazine’s fastcoexist reports that Dr John Preston, chair of McMaster University’s engineering physics department in Canada and faculty adviser to the school’s solar car team, said he had never seen anything like Oyeyiola’s machine.The vehicle comes with a GPS app that monitors the car’s health. “If you could find a way to use both wind and solar in the same vehicle, that would be a marvellous thing,” Preston said. “Using wind and solar means you wouldn’t have to drive just during daylight hours. If he has figured a way to do it that would be quite remarkable.”Preston explained that the wind turbine allowed air to flow into the grill while the car was moving, subsequently turning the turbine’s rotors and charging the battery at the back of the car. Oyeyiola also built a strong suspension system to carry the weight of the battery.It took him more than a year to retrofit his vehicle, using spare parts he sourced for free from family and friends. In an interview with news agency Africanspotlight Oyeyiola said he didn’t want to build a car that ran on fuel because it was expensive for the common man in his country. The combustion of fuel also added to climate change, he explained.Oyeyiola is concerned about the effect people have on climate. He has tweeted his worries, encouraging people to work [email protected] the effects of Global warming is everywhere, it will be good if we can all join hands together to fight it — Oyeyiola segun (@trinitysege) November 13, 2014Speaking to fastcoexist, he said he would keep on improving his car until it became Nigeria’s future car.His solar- and wind-powered car was a personal project, he said, because of what he was planning to solve. “I wanted to reduce carbon dioxide emissions going to our atmosphere that leads to climate change or global warming which has become a new reality, with deleterious effect: seasonal cycles are disrupted, as are ecosystems; and agriculture, water needs and supply, and food production are all adversely affected.”Watch solar and wind energy run the car:last_img read more

Coming To A Restaurant Near You: Online Food Delivery

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… adam popescu Related Posts This week’s eyebrow-raising $49 million round of funding for German food-ordering site Delivery Hero as well as a flurry of similar recent deals, indicate that consumers and restaurant owners want digital delivery. The U.S. restaurant industry is enormous — $632 billion in annual sales, according to the National Restaurant Association — but also cruelly efficent. The rate of business failure is legendary. But, online food delivery is growing again after furtive entrepreneurial efforts during the Internet boom. And one of the safer bets in the food business has to be on the automation of putting food in American stomachs.According to a study by the National Restaurant Association, 39% of consumers say they would use electronic ordering to buy meals if it were available. That, perhaps prompted 55% of restaurant owners in the same study to say electronic payment systems, essential to online ordering, will become more important to the industry. While some restauranteurs choose to build their own systems, third-party systems vendors, like U.S. market leaders Living Social, Seamless and GrubHub, are a more popular choice as most businesses don’t have the time or ability to create their own options for customers. A host of similar, smaller services are gaining restaurant clients, too, and the reason is clear: They’re easy to use, and that functionality keeps customers engaged. Chris Webb, chief executive at Venice, Calif.-based delivery site ChowNow says his company is succeeding because online customers order “again and again and again.” ChowNow allows customers to order from restaurants via its site and mobile app, and also creates custom menus as well as websites to host restaurant’s content and promote them. In addition to custom client menus and sites, ChowNow provides restaurants with the spending and eating trends of their customers. “If they (restaurant managers) know what a customer is worth to them, a restaurant then knows how much they should spend to acquire more customers,” said Webb.The National Restaurant Association’s recent study reported that 36% of Americans have placed an order online, with 46% saying they would order via a smartphone app if that option was offered. Webb’s service seems to be confirming this trend. “The average customer orders $46 worth of food every month at restaurants using ChowNow.” Webb said he is confident about his industry’s future. “GrubHub, the so-called market leader, will do about $500 million in gross billings (orders taken through its system) this year,” he said. “That is a fraction of one percent of the overall market. When the market leader holds less than 1% of the market, it makes me obviously very bullish.”Photo by Markteecenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#apps#web last_img read more

Chennai, Warriors qualify for Champions League semis

first_imgChennai Super Kings sneaked into the Champions League semifinals with a thrilling 10-run win over Warriors, who have also qualified by virtue of a net runrate better than Victoria’s.Scores – Chennai vs WarriorsBrief scores: Chennai 136-6 (20); Warriors 126-8 (20)Justin Kreusch (3-19), Rusty Theron (1-16) and Johan Botha (1-27) did not let Chennai finish well after Mike Hussey’s 50 had set them up.Chennai have set a semifinal clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore, while Warriors will meet South Australia in the second semifinal. MS Dhoni’s side elected to bat in this must-win game, and began well with Hussey’s fifty. The innings slowed down after his fall, as they struggled to 136-6.Warriors needed just 109 to edge Victoria out and qualify. They passed the cut-off mark in less than 18 overs, thanks to Mark Boucher’s quick 25.However, some sharp catching in the outfield kept Chennai in the game. R Ashwin impressed again, taking 3-24 in four overs while Muttiah Muralitharan denied Warriors the 15 runs needed in the final over.last_img read more

Jeremy Miado stopped by Dejdamrong in rematch

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ LATEST STORIES Michelle Cobb, La Salle thump Adamson Photo from ONE ChampionshipDejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke earned his redemption after stopping Filipino Jeremy Miado in their rematch in ONE: Call to Greatness Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium.The former ONE strawweight champion scored a second round TKO over Miado at the 2:38 mark to hike his record to 10-4.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again PLAY LIST 01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Dejdamrong and Miado engaged in a back-and-forth duel in the opening round.The Thai warrior then, found an opportunity and seized it when he denied Miado’s weak takedown attempt before going for vicious knee strikes that prompted the referee to end the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 40-year-old Dejdamrong finally got back at Miado, who knocked him out just 84 seconds into their first meeting in March of last year.Miado dropped to 8-4 having lost four of his last six fights. View commentslast_img read more

Yasir Shah breaks 82-year-old record, becomes fastest to 200 Test wickets

first_imgPakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the quickest bowler to take 200 wickets in Test cricket history.Shah had New Zealand batsman Will Somerville caught leg before wicket during the fourth day of the third and final Test at Sheikh Zayed Stadium to achieve the feat in his 33rd Test match.Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett held the previous record when he got his 200th wicket in his 36th Test match while playing against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1936.Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 4: Live Cricket ScoreThe 32-year-old Shah took seven wickets in his debut Test against Australia at Dubai in 2014.Shah also equaled Pakistan’s record of most wickets in a Test match by claiming 14 wickets in the second Test against New Zealand last week.He has taken 114 of his 200 wickets on spinners’ friendly wickets in the United Arab Emirates in 17 Test matches.Meet the magician! Fastest to 200 wickets in Test cricket. Congratulations #YasirShah pic.twitter.com/D5s9VWGYHEPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) December 6, 2018This is how it happened – 200TH TEST WICKET FOR YASIR SHAH! The fastest ever to do so! Take a bow, maestro. In just 33 matches. Only the 7th Pakistan player to achieve this feat. Pitched around leg stump, Somerville looks to play that from the crease but misses and is hit right in front. A big appeal ensues and the umpire raises his finger! The night watchman has a bit of a chat with his skipper but not for long. Is sent back. Plumb in front.advertisementThe feat comes after Yasir was run out incomical fashion during their second innings on Thursday. The 32-year-old drew the ire of his captain and non-striker, Sarfraz Ahmed, who was losing partners at some pace.During the third session of the third day, Sarfraz flicked New Zealand spinner Will Somerville to the leg-side and decided to pinch a tricky second. Yasir was on course to make it safely to the non-striker’s end but was well short in the end as he lost his shoe mid pitch.(With inputs from AP)Also Read | Pakistan’s Yasir Shah run out after his shoe comes off in Test vs New ZealandAlso Read | Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali’s comical run out against AustraliaAlso watch –last_img read more

10 months agoBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressure

first_imgBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz says he can handle pressure of being a Real Madrid player.The 19-year-old former Manchester City midfielder had his official presentation on Monday and was able to train with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning, though he was clearly still in a state of excitement about the move.”Real Madrid are the best club in the world and you have to perform at the highest level every week,” he said to Madrid’s official television channel.”Each week you must try to score goals and give assists and, above all, contribute to the team union that is what leads you to winning titles at the end.”There are great players and world stars here.”I’ve come from a big club, but this is another step forward.”Brahim provided an insight into where he believes he plays best, too.”[I’m comfortable] in all attacking positions,” he added.”I really like to play behind the striker because I’m a link-up player.”I like the attacking side of the game and being able to play one-twos, arriving from midfield and score goals.”Goals and assists are very important for a club like Real Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoSolskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!

first_imgSolskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer remains convinced Manchester United are on the right path. Solskjaer thinks his side have performed well despite not getting positive results. The Red Devils are in tenth with nine points from seven games following the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday.And Solskjaer says his side have been unlucky not to get more points from their performances.”There are many things we look at that gives me loads of confidence,” he said. “You can talk about performance, but results matter. “You can talk about results – I can talk about six out of seven good performances that weren’t as bad you thought.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more