Fire Walk for Special Olympics

first_imgFacebook NewsCommunityFire Walk for Special OlympicsBy Staff Reporter – April 17, 2014 563 Twitter Fancy doing a world record Fire Walk to help Special Olympics Ireland?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over 600 people including rugby legend David Wallace will walk over hot coals to help people. You can be one of these people and break a world record too and all for a great cause!Special Olympics main fundraising event for the Limerick 2014 games is a World Record Fire Walking Challenge. There is an attempt at a World Record for the most individuals consecutively Fire Walking at a Single Venue and the record is currently held by a group in New Zealand and stands at 608 people. The event will take place on Friday, May 16 in the Kilmurry Lodge, Castletroy.Participants arrive at 7pm on the night of the Fire Walk and all participants take part in a Motivational Seminar. After the seminar is completed, participants are led out to the Fire Lanes with Percussion Drums adding to the atmosphere. After the Fire Walk there will be free entry to the ‘after-party’. Entertainment on the night will include a well-known Limerick band and performances from fire breathers, dancers and drummers as well as free entry to the band and nightclub for all participants.Spectators can also attend and watch you walk the Fire Lane as well as taking part in the rest of the night.Fundraise online at http://bit.ly/1h0j1qV or contact Frank by mobile at 085 862 6403 or by email at [email protected] Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous article50 choral years of celebrationNext articleShinnors’ List Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

BLACKSEAFOR Holds Final Planning Conference in Russia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BLACKSEAFOR Holds Final Planning Conference in Russia View post tag: Final View post tag: Naval March 20, 2012 View post tag: holds Authorities View post tag: planning View post tag: Blackseafor View post tag: Russia Naval representatives of Black Sea countries finished planning of BLACKSEAFOR naval task group activation to be held in April. The final planning conference was held in Divnomorskoye (Krasnodar region, Russia).Heading the international naval task force, Russia is represented by Capt 1 rank Yury Zemsky, Deputy Chief of Black Sea Fleet HQ.During the conference, the parties agreed upon terms of the joint exercise to be conducted in the Black Sea in Apr 5-24, planned calls at the ports of Constanta, Sevastopol, and Istanbul, and approved the operational plan of the coming activation.Russia’s Black Sea Fleet will be represented by large landing ship Caesar Kunikov.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 20, 2012; Image: blackseafor View post tag: conference Share this article BLACKSEAFOR Holds Final Planning Conference in Russia View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Manipur Lift Senior Women’s Football Nationals Title

first_imgPasighat: Manipur beat Railways 1-0 to triumph in the final of the 25th Senior Women’s NFC 2019-20 at the CHF Ground on Tuesday.While both the teams went for a safety-first approach since the get-go, defenders had their tasks cut out to keep Manipur skipper Bala Devi and Kamala, who came into the game having scored twenty goals apiece, in check.Daya Devi, who scored seven goals in the last two matches, got the first chance in the second minute but Railways goalkeeper Swarnamayee Samal parried it away.Railways wingers Mamta and Sanju continued to keep the Manipur defenders on their toes and the latter could have found the back of the net inside the first ten minutes but missed the target by a whisker. Daya got another chance in the 28th minute from an acute angle but her left-footer went begging.Following fewer chances in the first 45 minutes, Railways deployed more pair of legs in the attacking third to help Kamala and Sanju in their pursuit of the eluding goal but to no avail.After the hour-mark, Manipur shifted gears and earned back-to-back opportunities only to see them intercepted by India’s national team skipper Ashalata Devi and Manisha Panna.Finally, in the 67th minute, following a melee inside the Railways box, Bala unleashed a right-footer and Samal, whose vision was blocked partially, had clearly no answer to stop that. IANS Also Read: Manipur to face Railways in final of Women National Football C’ship Also Watch: Soil Erosion at 4-lane National Highway in Lumding | The Sentinel News | Assam Newslast_img read more

Family faces hate related charges after finding teen daughter’s boyfriend in closet

first_imgThree people are currently facing hate related charges among others after they allegedly held a teen against his will, yelled racial slurs at him, and beat him after they found him hiding in their 15-year-old daughter’s bedroom closet.The incident was reported, Thursday afternoon in California.Officials say the family identified as girl’s mother, 46-year-old Haydee Arguello, 46-year-old her stepfather, Wilfredo Amaya, and her biological father, 49- year-old Luisandor Suarez, came home around 2:30 am that morning to find their daughter’s 17-year-old boyfriend hiding in their daughter’s closet.The teen says the family “became irate and started assaulting” him. The family was said to have used rope to tie up the teen for several hours while they hit him and reportedly yelled racial slurs at him.The family’s older daughter’s told reporter, however, that it was the teen that attacked their family and that the family was forced to use a rope to restrain him but never harmed the victim.“They were so scared because they found someone in the closet,” Belkys Gomez told ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO. “They jumped because everyone was sleeping and this guy started kicking my stepfather and trying to kill him.”“He punched her and then my stepdad, of course, is not going to let anyone hit his wife. They tried to stop him and he was acting very violent so they grabbed a rope to try to tie him down and ask him why he was at the house,” Katherine Gomez said.While the family members of the suspects maintain that they did not abuse the victim and that was the victim, neighbors told investigators that they could hear the victim repeatedly scream out in pain.The suspects have each been charged with multiple felonies relating to committing a hate crime, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats and are currently being held without bail.The 15-year-old daughter has since been placed into the care of Child Protective Services.last_img read more

England Golf Awards – what it means to win!

first_imgNominations are sought for seven award categories:Club of the Year sponsored by HowDidIDoThe stand-out club, recognised for its inspiring, forward-thinking approachMost Welcoming Golf ClubFor the club which goes above and beyond to reach out to allCounty of the YearThe county which does its best for its players and clubsVolunteer of the YearSomeone whose commitment and contribution has a huge impact in golfYoung Ambassador of the YearA young person, aged under 25 on the day of the Awards, who represents the very best of their generationCoach of the YearA PGA-accredited coach whose passion and commitment helps to grow the gameLifetime Service AwardSomeone who has made a remarkable contribution to golf over many years 9 Nov 2017 England Golf Awards – what it means to win! Who will win the England Golf Awards 2018? What will it mean?To find out, we asked two winners from this year’s Awards to tell us how their success had made a difference.Emma Anderson, the Young Ambassador of the Year, and Jenny Holmes from Fynn Valley, the Most Welcoming Club, are both enjoying the benefits of their wins – and urging everyone to make their nominations now for the 2018 Awards.  The Awards will be presented at a glitzy, black-tie event at The Royal Lancaster London, on Thursday, 22 February 2018.Fynn Valley Golf Club, near Ipswich in Suffolk, won the Most Welcoming Golf Club Award – and put itself firmly on the map.  “It definitely raised our profile,” said Jenny Holmes, a director of the rural, family-run cub. “People heard of us nationally and it was really nice to have a positive news story to tell.”The club was featured in the golf media and in local press and radio – and the video made for the England Golf Awards dinner now takes pride of place on the Fynn Valley website.“We wouldn’t have produced it because it would look as though we were blowing our own trumpet. But if someone else wants to say those things about you it’s great!” said Jenny.The warm welcome is part and parcel of the Fynn Valley experience and it’s set to get even better. “Winning the award has given us a fantastic message to carry forward,” said Jenny. “We are building a brand new clubhouse which will open in autumn 2018, it’s purpose designed and has a central reception area which can only improve the welcome. It’s really exciting.”Jenny urges other clubs to get nominated for the 2018 awards. “I didn’t think we stood a chance – so give it a go!”Nottinghamshire’s Emma Anderson was honoured as England’s Young Ambassador of the Year in recognition of her work in her county to inspire new players, particularly girls.The Sherwood Forest golfer (pictured left) is a tireless volunteer – and winning the award has brought her new opportunities to make a difference on a bigger stage.“For people who want to go further in sport it can only help to open doors, to introduce them to people in the industry and give them a chance to make an impression,” said Emma.She is set to be a Young Ambassador for England Golf and was involved in the launch of the Plan for Children and Young People’s Golf. The 20-year-old university student was also invited to present the annual awards for the charity, the Golf Foundation.Emma, a member of the England Golf Youth Panel, uses the opportunities to encourage the older golfing community to consider the youth perspective – and to point out that what suits seven-year-olds doesn’t work for those in their late teens and early 20s!She has great memories of her win, remarking: “It was a massive honour.” And now, she’s keen to encourage nominations for the 2018 Awards. Tags: Award, England Golf Awards Click here for more details and to nominateImages copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

“Overdose of Awesomeness”: New Pluto Images Show Unpredicted Activity

first_imgMore images have been released from New Horizons’ July 14 flyby of Pluto, showing youthful mountains, glaciers and an escaping atmosphere.The following is just one of the new images making the New Horizons Twitter Feed erupt in WOW!!! exclamations:Pluto lookback image 15 minutes after closest approach July 14, 2015Dr. Phil Metzger’s tweet “Overdose of awesomeness!” sums up the feelings of scientists looking over the latest images posted by NASA’s New Horizons mission today. The stunning panoramas, taken just 15 minutes after closest approach last July 14, show mountains rivaling the Rockies or Sierras (about 11,000′ high) adjacent to the smooth plains of Sputnik Planum. Additional high-res images show nitrogen glaciers flowing from the mountains onto the plains, and shadows cast by the mountains onto apparent ground fog. The thin nitrogen atmosphere also shows unexpected structure, with over a dozen layers visible.Last week (Sept. 10), a press release from New Horizons summed up Pluto’s surface this way: “It’s complicated.”New close-up images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveal a bewildering variety of surface features that have scientists reeling because of their range and complexity.“Pluto is showing us a diversity of landforms and complexity of processes that rival anything we’ve seen in the solar system,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado. “If an artist had painted this Pluto before our flyby, I probably would have called it over the top — but that’s what is actually there.”New Horizons geologist Jeff Moore described Pluto’s surface as “every bit as complex as that of Mars” — a remarkable description for a body a third the diameter of Mars and 26 times farther from the sun. Laws of physics demand that smaller objects lose heat faster, and objects more distant from stars should be the coldest. Sources of heat are limited: radioactive elements should be depleted this late in Pluto’s assumed age, and Pluto is not subjected to significant tidal forces.New images also show the most heavily cratered — and thus oldest — terrain yet seen by New Horizons on Pluto next to the youngest, most crater-free icy plains. There might even be a field of dark wind-blown dunes, among other possibilities.“Seeing dunes on Pluto — if that is what they are — would be completely wild, because Pluto’s atmosphere today is so thin,” said William B. McKinnon, a GGI deputy lead from Washington University, St. Louis. “Either Pluto had a thicker atmosphere in the past, or some process we haven’t figured out is at work. It’s a head-scratcher.”  The surprise extends to the satellites of Pluto:Discoveries being made from the new imagery are not limited to Pluto’s surface. Better images of Pluto’s moons Charon, Nix, and Hydra will be released Friday at the raw images site for New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), revealing that each moon is unique and that big moon Charon’s geological past was a tortured one.Surprise, not vindication, is clear from quotes by the scientists. “Now we can study geology in terrain that we never expected to see,” John Spencer said on Sept. 10th. “Pluto is surprisingly Earth-like in this regard,” Alan Stern remarked today, “and no one predicted it.”Update 9/18/15: At The Conversation, David Rothery, professor of planetary geosciences at The Open University, discusses what the images mean. Sample:This is probably nitrogen snow covering water-ice terrain, and there are signs that nitrogen-ice flows glacier-like from the bright rigged terrain into the flat area. Why here? How recent? We don’t know….While the images tell us a lot about Pluto and Charon, they also raise a number of new questions. We simply don’t know what controls the localised nitrogen snowfall, the intricate haze layers or the old fractures that cut through the craters. We don’t know why Pluto’s surface is so diverse or its atmosphere so complex, or how much of this is driven by tidal interactions between Pluto and Charon. The list goes on.Additional images and data from the encounter will trickle down over the 10 months.Hey, Alan! We predicted it. On July 9, before the encounter, we predicted: (1) active geology and evidence of resurfacing, (2) atmospheric escape rates too rapid for billions of years, (3) moons that will challenge the idea they were formed by a collision, (4) reporters would leap from evidence of water ice to speculations about life.  We haven’t found the L-word life in the press releases yet (at least since 7/27/11), but our first 3 predictions have been confirmed.Why were we successful? The reason: we don’t bow down to the A.S.S. (age of the solar system, 4.5 billion years), the Law of the Misdeeds and Perversions that Cannot Be Altered. Openness to younger ages has a long track record of success explaining youthful features on Enceladus, Titan, Saturn, Mars, Mercury, comets, Io, Earth, etc. etc.Resource: Jason Lisle’s report, “New Horizons at Pluto” at ICR posted August 2015. (Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

CWG 2014: Boxer Pinki Rani wins women’s 48-51kg bronze

first_imgPinki Jangra brought home India’s first boxing medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games though she lost her women’s 48-51 kg semi-final bout and had to settle for the bronze at the SECC Hall in Glasgow on Friday.The Haryana pugilist gave a tough fight to Michaela Walsh but the Northern Ireland woman’s height and better reach helped her win all the four rounds of two minutes each.While Judge A gave both the boxers a total of 38 points from the available 40, Judge B gave Michaela a perfect 40, four more than Pinki. Judge C too ruled in favour of Michaela, awarding her 39 points to Pinki’s 37.Pinki made it to the Commonwealth Games after knocking out Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom in the qualifiers held in India.L. Sarita Devi, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh will fight in their respective semi-final bouts later in the day.last_img read more