Facebook 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 WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous article50 choral years of celebrationNext articleShinnors’ List Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
He called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday.Officials did not say what caused the blaze that set off the blast. A security source and local media said it was started by welding work being carried out on a hole in the warehouse.”What we are witnessing is a huge catastrophe,” the head of Lebanon’s Red Cross George Kettani told broadcaster Mayadeen. “There are victims and casualties everywhere.”Hours after the blast, which struck shortly after 6 p.m. (1500 GMT), a fire still blazed in the port district, casting an orange glow across the night sky as helicopters hovered and ambulance sirens sounded across the capital. Lebanese rescue workers dug through the rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 78 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise.Tuesday’s blast at port warehouses storing highly explosive material was the most powerful in years in Beirut, already reeling from an economic crisis and a surge in coronavirus infections.President Michel Aoun said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, used in fertilizers and bombs, had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures, and he said that was “unacceptable”. The blast revived memories of a 1975-90 civil war and its aftermath, when Lebanese endured heavy shelling, car bombings and Israeli air raids. Some residents thought an earthquake had struck.Dazed, weeping and injured people walked through streets searching for relatives.“The blast blew me off meters away. I was in a daze and was all covered in blood. It brought back the vision of another explosion I witnessed against the US embassy in 1983,” said Huda Baroudi, a Beirut designer.Prime Minister Hassan Diab promised there would be accountability for the deadly blast at the “dangerous warehouse”, adding “those responsible will pay the price.”The US embassy in Beirut warned residents about reports of toxic gases released by the blast, urging people to stay indoors and wear masks if available.Many missing”There are many people missing. People are asking the emergency department about their loved ones and it is difficult to search at night because there is no electricity,” Health Minister Hamad Hasan told Reuters.Hasan said 78 people were killed and nearly 4,000 injured.Footage of the explosion shared by residents on social media showed a column of smoke rising from the port, followed by an enormous blast, sending a white cloud and a fireball into the sky. Those filming the incident from high buildings 2 km (one mile) from the port were thrown backwards by the shock.Bleeding people were seen running and shouting for help in clouds of smoke and dust in streets littered with damaged buildings, flying debris, and wrecked cars and furniture.The explosion occurred three days before a UN-backed court is due to deliver a verdict in the trial of four suspects from the Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah over a 2005 bombing which killed former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and 21 others.Hariri was killed by a huge truck bomb on the same waterfront, about 2 km (about one mile) from the port.Israeli officials said Israel, which has fought several wars with Lebanon, had nothing to do with Tuesday’s blast and said their country was ready to give humanitarian and medical assistance. Shi’ite Iran, the main backer of Hezbollah, also offered support, as did Tehran’s regional rival Saudi Arabia, a leading Sunni power.At a White House briefing, US President Donald Trump indicated that the explosion was a possible attack, but two US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial information contradicted Trump’s view.Topics :
Baggies defender Craig Dawson was on the scoreboard for both sides at White Heart Lane where Spurs were held to a 1-all draw.Tottenham dominated the opening half and Dawson conceded an unfortunate own-goal in the 33rd minute.But West Brom battled back after the break and Dawson made amends for his blunder with a towering 73rd minute to snatch a point that leaves Tottenham seven points behind Leicester with just three games remaining. Spurs striker Harry Kane says that they paid the price for not converting the chances that came their way…Later tonight, Manchester City will host Real Madrid in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final.City are likely to be without injured midfielder Yaya Toure as they prepare to host the Spanish giants.Kick-off at the Etihad is at 7:45.