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 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

Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolate

first_imgLimerickNewsFairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolateBy Meghann Scully – March 4, 2020 154 Advertisement The plight of chocolate producers around the world is the focus for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick.Luis Miguel Garcia, a Colombian Fairtrade Coffee Co-op Manager gave a first-hand account of the importance of Fairtrade for his co-workers and their families to the assembled audience, which included the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, head of Fairtrade Ireland Peter Gaynor and students from around Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Luis joined Fairtrade supporters from across Limerick and Ireland for the annual initiative, which features a programme of talks and community events aimed at promoting awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade-certified products.Young people from across Limerick city and county were also a focus of the event as they displayed their posters as part of the Fairtrade Poster competition, which they created to help change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves.Speaking at the event, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “The work of the Limerick Fairtrade Committee has been ongoing since Limerick became a Fairtrade City in 2005. More and more people are becoming aware of the need for ethical production of goods and become a lot more conscious of where products are sourced.”“I would also like to congratulate the entrants in the poster competition.  Through your efforts you are raising the profile of Fairtrade and the important work it carries out across the world.”Luis Miguel Garcia said: “It is very satisfying to know that all the achievements we get, goes directly for people that really need them. That is why I wake up every day to go and work with passion. We need to work as any other Company to be sustainable; for us sustainability is beyond economics; it’s also environmental and social. It´s just that Fairtrade give us the tools to get there.”Chairperson of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee, Dolores O’Meara said: “The focus is on Chocolate this year. Cocoa farmers are struggling. The World Bank considers the extreme poverty level to be €1.72 per day. The majority of cocoa farmers earn just 90 cent a day. In order to make a proper living wage they need €2.35 a day. Cocoa farmers get just 7% from each bar of chocolate that we buy.”“They need to get a better price for their cocoa beans and to sell more under Fairtrade terms. Fairtrade guarantees them a minimum price for their beans and it also gives them an extra payment called a Premium which can be spent on community projects like wells, schools, literacy classes, updating their farming methods. They depend on us to be ‘conscious’ consumers and to look for the Fairtrade logo when we shop!”This event also saw the winners of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee’s Poster Competition for schools and community groups being announced.Targeted at schools and community development groups, the Fairtrade Poster Competition 2020 winners are:1st Prize: Vivienne OBrien Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough2nd Prize: Emily Garrett Desmond College, Newcastle West3rd Prize: Lucy Greenslade, Milford NSSr Rosetta Gray Award: Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, RoxboroughHighly Commended Medal Winners:An Mhodhscoil, Limerick: Lilian Harney, Rose Buckley, Aodhbha Wardle, Alice de Bláca, Michael Linnane, Liam RelihanSt Mary’s Boys’ NS Abbeyfeale: Shane Collins and Darragh LyonsKnockea NS: Ben O’Dwyer and Julianna RonanScoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough: Ruth Kirby, Isabella Slattery Coll and Hailey LoMilford NS, Castletroy: Beth Murphy and Faye JerbertDonoughmore NS: Aoibhinn Finnegan and Aimee May RyanCorpus Christi PS, Moyross: Kayla Vaughan, Sophie Butler and Emma DowneyOur Lady of Lourdes NS, Rosbrien: Shannon Stenson, Bernadette Corbett, Onuwa Amadi, Hassan Mamun, Hadia Diallo, Elizabeth Palkova and Caoimhe OkafarLaural Hill Coláiste FCJ: Faye Nic Annadh and Aisling Muir TAGSchocolatefairtradeFairtrade FortnightKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleAidan Corr’s Junior Rugby Round UpNext articleDeposit and return scheme to cut use of single-use cups Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

TES students learn traditions

first_img Some people have mistaken the lyric, “all of the other reindeer” for “Olive, the other reindeer.” This has give rise to another fictional character in cartoon. Olive is the name of a dog thinks she is a reindeer.Most people recognize a version of the song recorded by Gene Autry in 1949, although it was first sung on the radio in New York City in 1948.—Jake Maddox, fourth grade TESCHRISTMAS CARDS When we think of Christmas cards, we think of winter themes like Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. However, years ago things were a lot different and some the same.Christmas cards are 150 years old. Christmas cards were first printed in London on a large scale in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, not in America. They were first sold by Louis Prang in 1875. John Calcott Horsley painted the card showing the feeding and clothing of the poor. In the middle there was a picture of a family sipping wine. It drew criticism because a child drinking wine was called child corruption. Two thousand and fifty cards were sold that year for a shilling each.Christmas cards all looked different. English cards all showed spring themes. In the World Wars, Christmas cards usually had patriotic themes. In the 1950s cartoon illustrations were popular.Kate Greenway’s Christmas cards were most popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Hers were cut in shapes like bells and crescents. She made the first pop-ups and noise cards.On most cards it says “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” Here’s how to say it in:Spanish- Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo; French – Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee; Italian Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo; Irish – Nollaig Shona Duit and German – Frohliche Weihnachten und ein gluckliches/gutes Neues Jahr.Christmas cards have come a long way. We now have less Christmas cards today because most cards are sold on the Internet like ecards. But to me, it doesn’t matter what kind of Christmas cards it is, they’re all special.—Nelsey Leverette, fourth grade TESTHE CHRISTMAS TREEGermany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we know it. Christians brought decorated trees into their homes and built pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. It was Martin Luther, the 16th century Protestant reformer, who first added lighted candles to a tree.In the USA (United States of America), German settlers of Pennsylvania put up the first Christmas tree. Christmas trees were not accepted by most Americans and were seen as pagan symbols. In 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts started a law making any observance of December 25 (other than a church service) a penal offense.By the 1890s, Christmas ornaments were arriving from Germany and Christmas popularity was on the rise around the United States. Americans were decorating their trees with homemade ornaments by the early 20th century. Electricity brought about Christmas lights. With this Christmas trees began to appear in town squares across the country. To date, the Christmas tree has become an American tradition.—Abby Lee, fourth grade TESSAINT NICHOLASAccording to “Catholic News Agency,” December 6th is when the Catholic Church celebrates St. Nicholas.St. Nicholas was born in Lycia in the 3rd century. He was a bishop in Myra. He was put in jail but then released by Constantine the Great. St. Nicholas was said to have thrown money into poor people’s houses because their daughters had to have money to get married. Supposedly, the money thrown through the window by St. Nicholas fell into their shoes, which is why people put stockings on their fireplaces or shoes by the door.In Germany, his name in “San Nikolaus” which sounds like Santa Claus. He was said to have worn red and white robes and have a long white beard.— Colin Jones, fourth grade TESTHE CANDY CANEDo you want to know the true story of the candy cane? Well, let me tell you.A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make some candy that would be a witness of Jesus Christ. He made the Christmas candy cane. He included several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus Christ.To symbolize the virgin birth and sinless nature of Jesus, he started with a stick of pure white candy, hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the church and the firmness of the promises of God.He made the candy in the shape of a “J” the first initial of the precious name of Jesus, who came as our Savior. It may also represent the staff of our “Good Shepherd,” with which He reaches down to the ditches of this world to lift up the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.The candy maker stained it with 3 small red stripes to show the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed.The large red stripe is for the blood shed by Christ on the Cross, by which we may receive the promise of eternal life. Unfortunately, this candy has become known as a candy cane – a meaningless decoration at Christmastime. But the real meaning is still there for those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.”I pray this symbol will once again be used as witness to “the wonder and Glory of the one true Savior, the Lord, Jesus Christ.”—Melanie Ford, fourth grade TESSANTA CLAUSSanta Claus is mostly known as a big man in a red suit that sneaks into your house and leaves you cool presents.Santa in a red suit is mostly known in Canada and the USA. In UK and Europe, he is known as Father Christmas.Most people think he lives in the North Pole. Most people say that Santa has hundreds of elves that build the toys he gives us. People say Santa rides to your house on a sleigh pulled by magical reindeer.Some people believe Santa was started by a man name Saint Nick, a person who went on Christmas and gave random people Christmas presents.In UK and Europe, he wears a green suite instead of red. In some countries he is a she.On Christmas, most people have stockings for Santa to put presents in. A lot of people leave cookies and milk for him.The Dutch version of Santa is Sint Klaas. Santa lives at the North Pole. Santa enters your house through the chimney or window.In Greece, he is known as Hagios Nikolaos. His fame spread through the Middle Ages. Many believe Santa was started by the Three Kings that visited Jesus when he was born. – Adams Bensinger, fifth grade TESHOLLY, IVY AND GREENERYHolly’s bright red color stands out in the winter and gives good luck to men. Holly symbolizes the crown of thorns on Jesus’ head when he was crucified. The red berries symbolize Jesus’ blood and it celebrates the birth of Christ.Ivy symbolized three facts. It clings; it thrives in the shade and it’s evergreen. It signifies true love, faithfulness and undying affection both in marriage and friendships. Christians believe it stands for the new promise of eternal life. At Christmas time, ivy is only used on the outside of buildings. It’s one the outside of buildings because it represents mortality and because Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, the giver of everlasting life and destroyer of death.Greenery is also known as Christmas trees and wreaths. Norsemen put evergreen boughs over doorways to ward off evil. Greenery is also taken inside to freshen the air inside your house and to freshen spirits during the long cold winter.— Caitlin Bobo, fifth grade TESCHRISTMAS STOCKINGSThe custom of hanging up stockings on Christmas Eve all began in Europe. It was when a poor man’s wife died and he couldn’t afford for his three daughters’ dowry. He could not provide his daughters a dowry and without it they could not get married. He was kind and generous to his fellow man. When Santa Claus heard what happened, he knew the man would not take charity so he did it in secrecy. So at night, he would go down the chimney and put some gold in their stockings that were being dried on the mantelpiece. The next day, they found the gold in the sockings. So there was plenty of gold to pay the dowry.Since then, children would hang stockings, hoping to get a gift in their stockings. Originally from Europe, children would put out a shoe near the mantelpiece.— Kelsi Huynh, fifth grade TESPOINSETTIASThe poinsettia is associated with Christmas because of a story about a poor Mexican girl named Pepita. She had no gift to present to the Christ Child at Christmas Eve services. She decided to fashion a handful of common weeds into a bouquet. It was all she had to offer. She knelt to lay the bouquet at the foot of the Nativity scene, she was embarrassed by her offering and fought back a tear. Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into blooms of brilliant red and everyone who saw them said they had witnessed a Christmas miracle right before their eyes. Today, the common name for this plant is poinsettia.—Graham WilkesMISTLETOEEveryone knows about the power of mistletoe at Christmas, right? It makes holiday romance democratic by making everyone equally kissable – friends, strangers and distant cousins. Wander beneath a sprig of mistletoe at a holiday party and like it not you become fair game to anyone whose lips are within range.But there is much more to mistletoe than kissing and holiday merriment. This year, don’t just fill up on eggnog as you linger near the mistletoe hoping that special someone you secretly adore will stroll by unawares or back up just another few steps.Here are a few fun facts about the mistletoe:American mistletoe, the kind most often associated with kissing, is one of 1,300 species worldwide but only two are native to the United States.The translation of the word “mistletoe” isn’t very romantic. A few centuries back, some people apparently observed that mistletoe tended to take root where birds had left their droppings. “Mistal” is an Anglo-Saxon word that means “dung” and “tan” means “twig” so mistletoe actually means “dung on a twig.”—Kush Patel, fifth grade TES Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 5:25 pm Friday, December 25, 2009 On Christmas, the presents have all been opened, the turkey has made it to the salad and the company has gone home, so it’s time to just sit back and relax. So, now may be the best time to think about Christmas and all those symbols of the holiday that we take for granted. We often tend to forget that each of those symbols has a meaning.At Troy Elementary School, Ginger Boutwell’s reading classes participated in a Christmas Traditions Project. They learned the meaning behind many of the traditions of Christmas and the symbols they represent. They were amazed and sometimes greatly surprised by what they learned.But most of all, they learned that sharing is a huge part of the Christmas tradition world over, so they agreed so share the meaning behind the symbols of Christmas with The Messenger’s readers. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel TES students learn traditions Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEERRudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a character created in a story and song by the same name. The story was written by Robert L. May in 1939 as part his employment with Montgomery Ward, a department store.The story is owned by Rudolph Company, L.P. and has been sold in numerous forms including a popular song, a television special (done in stop-motion animation) and a feature film although the story and song are not public domain, Rudolph has become a figure of Christmas folklore. 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