Mega concert for very special children

first_imgFacebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsMega concert for very special childrenBy admin – August 14, 2012 509 Previous articleJudge says gardai must follow ‘statutory requirements in law’Next articleWeather warning set for Wednesday admin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img AN upcoming event that very many children throughout Ireland are looking forward to is a combined concert and party that the Share a Dream Foundation will host in the RDS Concert Hall on Saturday, August 25. To celebrate 22 years of “making dreams come true” for sick and disabled children, the national charity, with the support of the RDS in Dublin, will host the party and concert for over 1,000 children.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “All children, no matter what their physical capability have the right to play and have fun but not all children are so lucky,” says a spokesperson for the charity.“The sad reality is that so many of Ireland’s beautiful children are denied this basic right and the very simplest of pleasure that our healthy children may take for granted, because of their terrible illness and disabilities.“Due to a lack of facilities these children and their families are denied the exciting opportunity to go to a real concert and enjoy once in a lifetime memories with their brothers and sisters, but Share a Dream wants to correct this and if they can’t go to an established concert, then we are going to create a unique one for them”.Promising a “fantastic day” for all the children and their families who attend, the Share a Dream Foundation’s founder, Shay Kinsella, says the concert will be hosed by Spin FM’s Nikki Hayes and will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O Muiri.“The concert line-up will include Limerick’s well known Hermitage Green and other acts including, Boyband Concept, The Reverse, Underground, Project 57 plus the Army, the Air Corps, the Gardaí, the Fire Brigade, face painters, magicians, puppet shows and so much more joining in on the day.“We just want these kids to have a day to remember and the best thing is that it’s completely free,” concluded Shay. Email Advertisement Printlast_img read more

Watch Allan Saint-Maximin’s funny reaction to his FIFA 21 character [VIDEO]

first_imgThe 23 year old made 26 Premier League  appearances for Newcastle in the 2019/2020 season scoring 3 goals and providing 5 assists. Professional footballers have shown over time that they are very interested in their video game characters.Inter Milan forward, Romelu Lukaku, famously challenged EA Sports to increase his rating in FIFA 19.Newcastle United’s star winger, Allan Saint Maximin is the latest to publicly react to his character on EA Sports FIFA franchise.The Frenchman reacted hilariously to what seems like his character on the beta version of EA Sports’ upcoming FIFA 21 video game.last_img read more

22.8% of female undergrads at ISU say they’ve been sexually assaulted

first_imgAMES — A new survey finds more than one in five women who are Iowa State University students say they have been the victims of sexual assault during their college career.The Association of American Universities surveyed students at 33 institutions across the country, including about 4,800 at Iowa State University.It’s a follow-up to a 2015 survey and ISU’s resultsshow about a one-and-a-half percent increase in the number of female, male and transgender students who say they have been sexually assaulted.Nearly 23 percent of women undergrads at ISU said they’d been assaulted. In a written statement, Iowa State University president Wendy Wintersteen said the survey results will help refine programs that move closer to the goal of preventing sexual assault and misconduct on the Ames campus.Iowa State officials say they’re seeing an improvement in the number of bystanders who are willing to intervene, as three-quarters of those who said they had witnessed troubling behavior took some sort of action. The national survey found virtually no male victims and only 16.5 percent of female victims of campus sexual assault reported it to campus or city authorities.In addition, the majority of incidents occurred on a campus or on property affiliated with one of the 33 universities, including fraternity houses and residence halls.last_img read more

“Star Wars” Barbie Is Out of this World

first_imgEach Barbie costs $100 and goes on sale November 18th, but pre-orders have already pushed the Star Wars Barbie into the Amazon top 20 of best-selling toys. Barbie as Darth Vader? The “Star Wars” Barbie is a hot seller on Amazon.Mattel announced earlier this week that their new Star Wars collection of Barbie Dolls, inspired by the 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope.The three new Barbies wear high-fashion designs based on Princess Leia, Darth Vader and R2-D2, and include accessories. last_img


first_imgBILL NEAL :09 A tip of Santa’s cap to all those who came out to the Champions First Friday—Christmas Party—Red Party…great fun was had by all and we collected a bunch of toys for “Toys for Champions.” D.J. Mean Gee was on point with the old school jams and the ladies dressed in red for the occasion were worth the price of admission to say the least…You know what I’m saying?!?! Wobbel, Wobbel!:08 Early prediction as usual. Steelers struggle early against Cleveland. You know they have that attitude problem playing down to lesser talent. But they’ll have little trouble putting away the injury plagued Bun-gels. 24-10 is the way I call it. And yes you can take it to the bank!:07 Now I am not one to say I told you so, (actually I am) but didn’t I tell you there would be NBA basketball. Yes I did. And I also told you I don’t know how or for that matter why, but these pro league walk-outs and lock-outs are making somebody a lot of money. Look I said I don’t know why…but I just got a feeling!:06 So ya wanna keep blaming Rashard Mendenhall for the problem with the Steelers’ running game. Meanwhile the Steelers have an offensive line that even “O.J.” couldn’t run through…and you all know “O.J.” can get through damn near anything! (oops, my bad!) If you give him a hole he’ll run through it. I promise you.:05 The City Game is alive and well. More than 16,000 checked in at Consol Energy Center the other night, and not a bad game to be sure. What Duquesne lacked in height they made up in heart. T.J. McConnell is the real deal and could play anywhere. The Dukes desperately need an inside presence. And even though Pitt has an inside presence…They need one too. I mean one that actually works. I am just saying.:04 The campaign is officially on. Everybody start calling the Pitt Athletic Department…in a kind and gentle way now…and start asking that they retire San Clancy’s uniform and hang it in the rafters at the Peterson Events Center along with the other legends, which he clearly is! The uniforms that are presently retired are Don Hennon, Billy Knight, Charles Smith and Brandon Knight. Now you tell me Sam “Bam” Clancy doesn’t deserve to be there.:03 I know you’ve been crying for a new Top 10 list, for goodness sake I am getting stopped in the streets about it. So hhhheeerrrreeee we go! But trust me this won’t be easy.The Top 10 Greatest Steelers of All Time: 1. Joe Greene 2. Franco Harris 3. Mel Blount 4. Terry Bradshaw 5. Lynn Swann 6. Rod Woodson 7. L. C. Greenwood 8.Jack Lambert 9. Mike Webster 10. Jack HamYou know the drill. Think you have a better list? Mail me your list (that’s right I said mail it. Don’t be so lazy.) And I’ll put yours in the paper…if it’s better. Mail to Champion Enterprises, 416 Springdale Drive, Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235.:02 I want to take this opportunity to thank “Ms. Carol” (Carolyn Jones) from the New Pittsburgh Courier for coming to the First Friday Christmas Par-Tay even though she got lost…we’re glad you made it. It’s nice to know that some people can keep their word! Huh!:01 Hey I am done, that’s all I got…oh, hold up wait a minute…I got more. Give Hines Ward the ball mmmmmaaaannnn! Give the man his 1,000 catches. All he’s done for you is everything, including winning your last Super Bowl for ya and knocking all the other big nasty guys on their butts. C’mon man!!!Now I am done.~ Game Over ~ :10 Listen, whatever they’re putting in the milk they give the boys in Clairton and Aliquippa needs to be packaged and marketed nationwide. Are you kidding me…both of their football teams are something like 250 wins and no losses over the past five years. And let’s not talk about the last “50” years! Now run and tell Kevin Cameron I said that! last_img read more

Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers 30-21 to win Super Bowl LIV

first_imgAdvertisement 8wtsv0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4alWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eatbp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9lWould you ever consider trying this?😱wg1aCan your students do this? 🌚xaj9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Kansas City Chiefs have now become the Super Bowl Champion after fifty years. Patrick Mahomes led Chiefs defeated San Francisco 49ers 30-21 to win Super Bowl 54.Advertisement SB LIV took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. In the fourth quarter, Chiefs were down by 10 points. However, a surge from Mahome’s offence and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter led the Chiefs to their first win in half a century.Advertisement Mahomes didn’t look like his usual self in the second and third quarter as she threw 2 interceptions. Mahomes completed 26 of 41 passes for 286 yards. He scored two rushing touchdowns in the process.Damien Williams ran for 133 yards and scored two touchdowns in the process. Meanwhile, other running backs like Tyreek Hill ran for 105 receiving yards and Sammy Watkins for 98 receiving yards.On the other hand, a big reason behind such a victory from Chiefs is because of the head coach Andy Reid. The 61-year old has coached for 21-years. He spent 14-years being the head coach of Philadelphia Eagles and 7-years coaching the Cheifs. Under his tenure, the Eagles and Cheifs have collectively reached the playoffs 15 times. He also has 207 regular-season wins and 14 playoff wins. This is only his second SB win. His previous came in 1997 when he coached the Green Bay Packers.“I’m humbled by it,” Reid said during Super Bowl week. “Very humbled by it. I have great guys here. Friends likewise around the league. Been doing it a long time. This is about this team, the guys that have worked so hard to get where they are. The players, the coaches, the organization. It’s a team effort even getting to this position.”US President Donald Trump also took to twitter to congratulate Cheifs on their victory.“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback under immense pressure. We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!,” Trump tweeted.ALSO READ:NBA Recap, 13/3/19 – LeBron and Lakers cruise past Bulls Advertisementlast_img read more

Army Chief Denies Claims against AFL

first_imgThe Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brigadier/General Daniel Ziankahn, has denied rumors that officers of the AFL are engaged in rape, harassment and armed robbery activities in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Since the imposition of the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew (now 11 p.m. to 6a.m.) by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, rumors emanating from Buchanan have alleged that uniformed, armed AFL soldiers were engaging in rape, harassment and armed robbery during curfew hours.A similar situation is also being reported in Monrovia, where the issue of armed robbery is on the increase. In Monrovia, it is being reported that the robbers are dressed in Army and Police uniforms and usually carry arms.But speaking on a local radio station, Magic FM, in Buchanan last week, when he was asked about the alleged situation in that county, General Ziankahn, refuted such claims. He said officers of the AFL would not be engaged in such acts. They are also stationed too far from Buchanan to surface at night to engage in such activities.The AFL Chief was speaking upon his return from the Timbo River Bridge between Grand Bassa and Rivercess counties, where AFL soldiers are deployed to protect that border after it was ordered closed by the government few months ago.He said the soldiers are operating with only one vehicle and that the distance from Timbo River Bridge is far from Buchanan for such acts. He further indicated that all of the officers assigned at the bridge are on duty together.  “So it is hard to believe that the soldiers could be in that city at night raping and robbing people,” he said.General Ziankahn suggested that people who might have been involved in such acts are those that have access to camouflage and other security uniforms and not necessary the soldiers.“What the public should know is that people are masquerading wearing camouflage and other security uniforms on our streets, and there is no law against this in our country,” he said.Gen. Ziankahn then reminded citizens of Buchanan that every soldier of the AFL is identifiable by the rank insignias worn on their uniforms.  He called on the citizens not to be afraid of the AFL.The purpose of his visit was to inspect the operations of the Joint Security Task Force at the Timbo River Bridge, which includes the AFL, Police, Immigration and the Drug Enforcement Agency.  He warned citizens to respect the curfew imposed by government to contain the Ebola virus.According to the Liberia News Agency (LiNA), in the past weeks, four houses in central Buchanan and Biafra communities have been reportedly terrorized by armed men during curfew, leading to a 27-year-old woman being raped.The most recent report came from Biafra community, accusing men dressed in military uniform of flogging residents during curfew, all of which Gen. Ziankahn said are untrue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US Troops Near End of Ebola Work in Liberia

first_imgThe United States military is almost finished building Ebola treatment units in Liberia, raising questions about how long the soldiers will stay in the country once their work is complete.Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the commander of the military’s Ebola task force, told The Wall Street Journal the U.S. will make a decision by the middle of next month on whether or not to keep the troops in the region, or perhaps send them to Sierra Leone or Guinea, or ship them back to the U.S.”If the progress in Liberia continues the direction it is going in and we don’t get told to do something outside Liberia, I expect we would start to redeploy some forces,” Volesky said. “If they tell us to do something else, we will do that.”U.S. forces sent to Liberia as part of the Ebola task force, have helped build 14 Ebola treatment units including one that was finished last Monday, reports the Journal.The Ebola outbreak has slowed considerably in recent weeks, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO).Volesky told the Journal the military has scaled back the number of deployed soldiers and troops on the ground have constructed smaller treatment units than first planned because of the plummeting case numbers.None of the U.S. troops, Volesky said, have been in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus. Their temperatures are also checked twice a day as a safeguard.The WHO reports that there have been 18,603 reported cases of the disease, of which 6,915 people have died. Liberia has the highest death toll with 3,290, followed by Sierra Leone (2,085) and Guinea (1,525).Time magazine recently named the Ebola fighters, a group that consists of healthcare workers helping to stop the spread of the deadly virus and treating patients infected with it, as its Time Persons of the Year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Site C Request For Qualifications

first_imgCommunity Relations Manager Dave Conway confirms the company has posted a Request for Qualifications on the BC Bids website.“So, what we’re doing is looking for four qualified contractors, who have the ability to respond to the fully-detailed RFP (Request for Proposal) that we would issue in the Summer of 2014, once we have the qualified contractors, and then, they would work on responding to that RFP, and we would hope to award the contract in the Summer of 2015,”  Conway admits the project still needs approval and certification before any actual work can begin.- Advertisement -The next step in the process is a  final report by a Joint Review Panel, expected later this month or in early June.last_img read more

Mrs Ball’s Chutney comes home

first_imgDesmond Ball, the great-grandson of Mrs HS Ball, sells chutney made from her original recipe at produce markets around Cape Town. (Image: Jennifer Stern) The commercially produced Mrs HS Ball’s Chutney comes in three flavours: original, hot and peach. (Image: Unilever) Desmond Ball’s chutneys are named after his great-grandmother, Amelia. (Image: Jennifer Stern) A picture of Amelia Ball on the original recipe chutney. (Image: Jennifer Stern)Jennifer SternFor South Africans abroad, there’s nothing quite like the taste of the mother country to bring on a wave of homesickness. Ouma rusks, Chappies bubble gum, biltong and boerewors are all sold in speciality shops across the world for the South African expat community. And probably the most iconic taste of all is that of Mrs HS Ball’s Chutney.Manufactured in Johannesburg and exported to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, the chutney is a slightly sweet and spicy sauce made from apricots and peaches.It’s an essential accompaniment to a good curry or braai, it’s great on cheese sandwiches, and bobotie is unthinkable without it.Like many icons, it has its mythology, not all of which is true. According to Desmond Ball, the great-grandson of the original Mrs HS Ball, the real story is a little different from the version to be found on Unilever’s website.According to Ball, it all started in 1852 when Henry James Adkins married Elizabeth Sarah Spalding in King William’s Town, settling in the nearby village of Fort Jackson to run a general dealership. He was a pretty humble man, Desmond says, not a ship’s captain, as the Unilever website claims, and the couple were never romantically shipwrecked together.Sarah Adkins started making chutney commercially in about 1870. But she was no great shakes at brand-building, burdening her delicious condiment with the label, “Mrs Henry Adkins Senior, Colonial Chutney Manufacturer, Fort Jackson, Cape Colony.”The Adkinses had seven sons and four daughters, one of whom was Amelia. Amelia married Herbert Saddleton Ball, a superintendent on the railways, and they moved to Johannesburg – taking her mother’s chutney recipe with her.On HS Ball’s retirement the family moved to Cape Town, where Amelia started producing her mother’s chutney on a home-industry scale.“She was a tough old cookie,” says Desmond. “She had seven children, Herbert Saddleton Junior, Thomas, Clemm, Henry (who was called Harry), Harold (who was not called Harry), Ernest, and Mildred – the only daughter. Thomas died young.”The Balls moved to the pretty coastal town of Fish Hoek, building or buying four houses within walking distance of each other. Mr and Mrs Ball senior lived in one, and sons Harold, Harry and Ernest in the others with their families. Here Mrs Ball started increasing her production. Meanwhile, her sister Florence and brother Harold carried on making Adkins Chutney, which they had inherited from their mother.“It caused quite a lot of strife,” says Desmond. “Here were these two sisters, both making chutney, in direct competition with each other.”The power of marketingAmelia’s husband would take a few bottles every day by train into Cape Town to sell. It was on one of these sales trips that he met Fred Metter, a food importer. Metter started marketing the chutney, and improved sales so much that production could not be accommodated in the Fish Hoek house. The factory was moved three times, each time to bigger premises, eventually ending up in Diep River.The youngest son, Herbert Saddleton Junior, sold his share of the business to Metter, who again increased sales to such an extent that the factory moved for the last time to bigger premises in Retreat. But it remained a family business, with the three brothers Harry, Harold and Ernest retaining their share.“I used to go to the factory and work in the holidays,” says Desmond Ball. “Edward Ball, my uncle, was the manager. He is now 82. And he made chutney from the time he left school. That’s all he ever did.“In those days we only made the original recipe. There was only one flavour. But my uncle Harry liked things with a bit of a bite. I remember him crushing a chilli and putting it into the chutney to make it a bit hotter and that’s how Mrs Ball’s Hot Chutney came about.“Then Fred Metter decided that peach chutney would sell,” says Ball. “So we added that to the line-up. It’s milder and sweeter.“When the main shareholders started getting on a bit, they sold the business to Brooke Bond Oxo, who later sold it to Unilever Foods, who still own the brand today.”Meantime Florence and Harold had sold Adkins Chutney to Warne Bros, who later sold it to Iona Products, and it finally went out of production in the 1970s. It was all a question of marketing. Same recipe, same chutney, but different brands. Adkins has been lost to memory, and Mrs Ball’s is a household name across the world.Full circleDesmond Ball still lives near Fish Hoek, where, he says, “People would stop me in the street and say the chutney doesn’t taste the same. They’ve changed the recipe.“We’ve been making chutney for five generations, and I want to keep the family tradition alive,” he says.Giving in to the demands of his neighbours, Ball dug up the old family recipe, kept from his days working in the factory as a boy, and started manufacturing on a small scale and selling it at the Porter Estate Produce Market in Tokai and the Triangle Market in Fish Hoek.“I make the original recipe, the hot and the peach,” he says. “And I also make a hotter chilli one, too. People’s tastes have changed and a lot of people like really hot stuff now.”Ball has called his chutney Amelia’s Chutney, in honour of his great-grandmother.“A lot of people don’t realise she was a real live person,” he says. “That’s why I’ve put her picture on my bottle, so people can see what she looked like.”Amelia Ball died on 11 November 1962, at the age of 97. But her name lives on – on the millions of Mrs HS Ball’s Chutney labels, and on the less ubiquitous Amelia’s Chutney. Her descendants are determined to keep the legend alive.Related articlesSouth African foodSouth African EnglishSA competes at food Olympics Nando’s blazes into the US SA chilli sauce bites the world Useful linksUnilever Mrs HS Ball’s Chutney siteOriginal Mrs Ball’s recipeBuy South African goods abroad – SouthAfrica.infoPorter Estate Produce Marketlast_img read more