Limerick Students Compete for Texaco Children’s Art Competition Awards

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email LifestyleLimerickNewsLimerick Students Compete for Texaco Children’s Art Competition AwardsBy Meghann Scully – March 16, 2020 290 Advertisement Previous articleLimerick City and County Council announces closure of public officesNext articleLimerick Post Show | Effect of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Limerick businesses Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print First held in 1955, it is hosted annually by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR JUDGING of the 25,800 entries received in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition is currently underway with winners to be announced in mid-April.Pictured is adjudicator Eoin Butler admiring one of the entries received from a pupil at Scoil Ide Naofa, Ballagh entitled ‘Peekaboo’.In all, over 500 young Limerick artists submitted entries this year. Currently in its 66th year, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition is the longest-running art sponsorship in Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TAGSartKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTexaco Art Competition last_img read more

News story: The visit of Lord Astor of Hever to Oman

first_imgLord Astor of Hever, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy visited Oman on 11 – 15 February 2018. His role is to work with the UK Department for International Trade to support and encourage the growth of business links and partnerships between the UK and Oman, and to promote the UK as a trade partner of choice for Oman. His visit reinforced the importance the UK places on its bilateral trade relationship with Oman.During his visit, Lord Astor had meetings with a range of senior government and business officials. He had a series of key meetings with senior officials to discuss Oman – UK business trade relations and focused on education & training, touring the new Takatuf-Petrofac Oman Centre of Excellence and meeting with the National Training Fund to discuss vocational training. He also hosted an Oil & Gas networking reception and spoke about the strength of the bilateral relationship in oil and gas, both historically and looking forward.At the end of his visit, Lord Astor said:“I was pleased to visit Oman again in my role as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy. Oman is a country I have a long affinity with and it is important to the UK. As a Trade Envoy, I work closely with the Trade Team at the British Embassy in Muscat and organisations in the UK to help boost links and create opportunities for UK and Omani businesses to work together.The UK is the largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Oman by far, accounting for over 45% of total FDI. The majority of this investment is in the oil and gas sector in Oman, both in upstream exploration and production and, increasingly, in the development of downstream oil and gas industry. Bilateral cooperation on education and training, both within oil and gas and across the board, underpins economic development, and I am delighted to see British industry working with Omani institutions to deliver high quality training in Oman. There is a strong appetite in Oman to see more trade with the UK and we are keen to continue to build, strengthen and support that relationship.”last_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Naked Man Spotted on Hiking Trail + Mom Fights off Cougar

first_imgAfter wrestling with the cougar, it released its grip on the child and ran away. The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service responded, finding two juvenile male cougars about 20 yards away from the family’s home. They were reportedly hungry and looking for food. The cougars were captured and both were euthanized. The boy escaped the incident with a gash on his head and minor cuts to his arms and neck. He is expected to make a full recovery. Runners and hikers in Greensboro, NC are being warned to stay alert after a nearly naked man was spotted on a popular trail Tuesday morning. A woman running near the entrances of the Nat Green and Palmetto trails near Old Battleground Road encountered a man wearing a “black jacket and sneakers but nothing else.” The man was described as a thin, 6-foot-tall white man with brown hair and a bit of facial hair. The woman who saw the naked man called the police. Officers responded to the call and searched the area but were unable to locate the man. Raleigh, NC Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has been working with stakeholder groups to plan the Neuse River Blueway, a comprehensive effort lead by the city to improve awareness of, and public access to, the Neuse River. Inspired by the great success of the Neuse River Greenway Trail, the city intends to promote the Neuse River as a “Blueway Trail.” The Blueway Plan is an important step toward a comprehensive update to the Neuse River Regional Park Master Plan, which has guided greenway development along the river for the past 20 years. The City of Raleigh is asking the public to weigh in on the plan by taking a simple survey found here: https://publicinput.com/bluewayplan. A Canadian woman credits her “mom instinct” for helping her fight off a cougar that attacked her 7-year-old in their backyard last week. Chelsea Lockhart was inside doing housework when she heard her son, Zachery, fighting with something in their backyard on Vancouver Island. She ran outside to find a cougar perched on top of Zachery, the boy’s arm between its jaws. That’s when Lockhart says her mom instinct took over and she jumped on top of the animal, attempting to pry its mouth off of her son. Woman fights off cougar attacking her 7-year-old Greensboro, NC woman encounters nearly naked man on hiking trail The City of Raleigh, NC seeks public input in their Neuse River Blueway Planlast_img read more

Michael Owen predicts Premier League top-four race after Arsenal and Manchester United defeats

first_imgOwen is backing Mauricio Pochettino to guide Spurs to a Champions League place (Getty Images)‘Under Emery, Arsenal have improved, Chelsea have been disappointing with the players they’ve got, Man Utd’s resurgence… it’s hard to say who deserves that top-four place.‘It’s going to hit hard on the teams who are not going to make it.‘Man United have probably been budgeting not to make it for the last six months or so, or they thought it was going to be an impossibility, but now they’ve got a little squeak again.‘And that’s why today [against Everton] was so frustrating for them, there’s so much to play for and they play the way they did, it was so disappointing.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Michael Owen predicts Premier League top-four race after Arsenal and Manchester United defeats Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 12:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link531Shares Comment Michael Owen says Manchester United need something special for a top-four finish (Flow Sports)Michael Owen believes Tottenham will secure a top-four finish in the Premier League and admits Manchester United will struggle to reach the same target following their defeat to Everton on Sunday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to apologise to United’s supporters after his side were hammered 4-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday.But United were handed a let-off as Arsenal lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace.Chelsea, meanwhile, could move ahead of both Arsenal and Tottenham if they beat Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.ADVERTISEMENT‘I think Tottenham are good, they’ve got a nice run-in, three games at home and they’ve already got a point advantage over the rest,’ Owen told Flow Sports.center_img Paul Pogba and United slumped to a 4-0 defeat to Everton (AFP/Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisement‘I could make a case for all of the other three with Manchester United being least likely.‘Look at their next two games – Man City and Chelsea – I know they are both at home but they’re going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to finish fourth.‘Throughout the season, if you’re forgetting the points and look at them as teams, Tottenham definitely deserve to be in the top four this season, they’ve been very good.‘Out of the other three, it’s very hard to see who deserves it most. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

First ever wheelchair basketball tournament held

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government and Trojan Pride hosted the first-ever wheelchair basketball tournament in the Galen Center.The event, which took place on Friday afternoon, was supported by Michael Garafola of the UCLA Adaptive Recreation program as well as the Ranchos Los Amigos National Rehabilitation center, both of whom provided wheelchairs for the event. The tournament was originally proposed last semester by Zack Wentz, a student with disabilities majoring in economics.“I’ve actually had the idea since back in high school. I thought it’d be cool that when I got to USC to put on an event like this,” Wentz said. “I just wanted to raise awareness about wheelchair basketball and the life of wheelchair users, although that’s kind of secondary to having people come out and have fun and just play.”Wentz also said he hopes that the tournament will eventually evolve into an annual event following this year.“I plan on this being an annual event,” Wentz said. “This is the first of many, including when I graduate, I’d love to come back and keep it going. But it’s great to open people’s eyes about the small things about living in a wheelchair and playing sports in a wheelchair. The people who were here today, hopefully they will attend more events like this, and as long as it positively affects one person then it’s a huge success.”Ahlia Bethea, director of Trojan Pride, noted that the event couldn’t come to fruition without both Wentz’s vision for the tournament as well as the cooperation between both Trojan Pride and USG in creating the event.“Zack had a vision to have a wheelchair basketball tournament here at USC,” Bethea said. “So he took it to USG, and USG contacted Trojan Pride, and we all worked together to bring the event today.”Bethea also said the number and variety of students who attended the event surpassed their expectations.“We actually started with eight sign-ups but we ended up having 11 teams today. So we had more than anticipated come out which was really exciting,” Bethea said. “Plus there’s a variety of people, able-bodied students, disabled students, from USG members, to fraternities, to non-affiliated students on campus, Trojan Pride members, everyone’s out here.”USG Vice President Jordan Fowler, who also worked on the event last semester when she was director of University Affairs, said the timing of the event is fitting for the start of the new term since one of her and USG President Rini Sampath’s goals within USG is to help the disabled student community at USC.“Rini and I are working really hard on disability accessibility on campus, with regards to housing, facilities on campus, mental health, the DSP office, and all different types of renovations in that area,” Fowler said. “I hope what this event does is show that we respect all members of the Trojan family. We can put each other in each others shoes and understand each other’s circumstances and come together as a whole.”The winners of the tournament — a team consisting of students Brandon Au, Hunter Hurja, Brendan Nguyen, Logan Baron, June Castro and Zack Pickett — were rewarded with free coupons to Pizza Studio. When asked about his experience at the event, Baron, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said that he would be willing to participate in the event in the future.“We all had a lot of fun. It was a great bonding experience with all of my buddies, and we’re looking forward to do it again very soon if we can,” he said.Bethea noted that the event was especially impactful by allowing students with disabilities to become more integrated within the Trojan family.“It’s definitely created a space where disabled and able-bodied students can come together and participate in an activity that may not have been previously been a ground where they thought they could interact with,” she said. “I think that the disabled student body is now able to see that there are people who are here and excited to create spaces where they can partake in the activities that they enjoy.”last_img read more

Breaking: Possible Active Shooter at Mississippi Walmart

first_imgPolice are responding to reports of an active shooter at a Walmart in Mississippi. There are reports of a number of people injured at the store in Southaven, just over the state line and not far from Memphis. Authorities are asking people to avoid the area. Police and emergency crews at on the scene.last_img