NCBI open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop in Limerick

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print LimerickNewsNCBI open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – November 8, 2019 664 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Post Show | November 8th 2019Next articleLimerick Jersey for New York Hurling Classic released Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGScharitychildrenfashionKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowNCBI Facebook Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick Store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.The National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop on William Street, Limerick.The store will be selling pre-loved clothes, buggies, cots and toys that are in good condition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are also looking for donations of such items that they can then sell on in the shop and raise funds for the charity.Karen Meagher, Area Manager South West said “We are delighted to open a shop specifically to meet the needs of children. By supporting our NCBI shops, customers not only generate funds for our services including those dedicated to children and young people with sight loss but also our drive to support the environment through the re-use and recycling of fashion and furniture. With the run up to Christmas this shop couldn’t be opening at a better time.“We hope the NCBI store will become a cornerstone of the community as it has in so many other communities across the country. We are heartened to see the ongoing growth of our stores which in turn enable us to offer a suite of services to those who are blind or visually impaired.” she added.NCBI is the national sight loss organisation, working for people with sight loss.They provide practical and emotional support, rehabilitation services and other training designed to help people with sight loss to live independently and confidently. Linkedinlast_img read more

Bee Institute

first_imgThe national push to save pollinating insects has brought the plight of the honeybee and the art of beekeeping to the forefront. Those interested in becoming a beekeeper, as well as established beekeepers who need certification, can learn the latest research-based information at the annual Beekeeping Institute, May 22-25, at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia.A joint partnership between Young Harris College and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the event has provided the latest information on beekeeping and how to keep hives healthy and productive for more than two decades.UGA Honey Bee Program Director Keith Delaplane and Young Harris College biology professor Paul Arnold developed the institute to help Southeastern beekeepers tackle emerging problems.The event provides classes for novice beekeepers and experts, and offers testing for beekeepers seeking Georgia Master Beekeeping certification. Through collaboration with the Welsh National Bee Keepers’ Association, certification training will also be available for North America’s licensing program for honey judges.Special guest instructors this year will include entomologists Francis Ratnieks, the United Kingdom’s first professor of apiary, David Tarpy, professor or entomology at North Carolina State University, and beekeeping author and American Bee Journal columnist Wyatt Mangum. To register for the institute or for a detailed program, go to read more

Purdue Football Coach

first_imgMaybe Purdue will have a chance to start winning football games on a regular basis again.  Their new coach is Jeff Brohm.  For the past 3 years he was the head coach at Western Kentucky University where he recorded a 30-10 record.The former professional quarterback who played his college football at Louisville loves offensive football.  This past year they led the nation in scoring with almost 45 points per game. Western Kentucky was one of only 10 teams in the nation to average 10 wins per season over that period of time.Long suffering Purdue football fans hope that Jeff Brohm will lead Purdue like Joe Tiller did before he retired.last_img read more

Wind storm brings outages to more than 2,000 rural customers; Wellington compost hours extended today

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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Now that is what you call a Kansas storm.A storm with up to 70 to 80 mph winds blew through Sumner County yesterday around 7 p.m. creating a tree-limb and power outage mess thereafter. The city of Wellington has announced that the Wellington Compost Site on East Lincoln will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and open regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.Crews from Wellington and Sumner County are busy clearing out tree limbs from roadways and alley ways this morning. Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said if someone absolutely cannot get their limbs to the compost pile these next few days, they can drag them to the curb and the city will come pick them up. A storm with high winds and thunderstorm moved into the area after a rather steamy hot Thursday afternoon in which the temperatures rose into the 100s.About 5:30 p.m. the day turned dark and soon after, a dust cloud similar to what you would have seen in the dust bowl 1930s, was heading for Wellington. The wind storm hit the community at once and sustained anywhere from 70 to 80 mph winds for more than a couple of minutes knocking down power lines and causing the community to lose power.There were two spurts. After the wind died and power was restored in certain sections of town, a second wave of wind with rain hit the town. Estimated rainfall ranged from a half-inch to 1 inch in the general vicinity.Vic Sandell, assistant Wellington Fire Chief, reported emergency crews took reporter of seven electric poles and one cable pole that were knocked down, as well as a few transformers that were sparking. Several people were without power inside the city limits for much of the evening. But power was restored by 11 or 11:30 p.m.As far as the rural population goes, at one point, there were over 2,000 Sumner-Cowley Electric Co-op customers who were without power Thursday evening, according to Richard Mitchell, manager of operations.He approximates that about 50 residential and commercial accounts, i.e. horizontal oil rigs, are without electricity this morning.“We probably won’t get everyone fully restored until Saturday evening,” Mitchell said.He said the primary focus is to get as many farmers and elderly in the remote area with electricity restored because of the heat.Mitchell said most of the power problems occurred in the middle of the county stretching in almost a straight line from the state line to the Sedgwick County line. He heard reports of 90 mph wind.“We have about a mile of transmission line down on the ground east of Rome,” Mitchell said. “Our substation is down in South Haven but we have rerouted electricity from other sources so the community has electricity.”As far as accidents were concerned, the Kansas State Patrol reported three non-injury accidents including a toppled semi-truck on the Kansas Turnpike south of 47th Street.Sandell said there were no injuries due to the storm Thursday evening.Elsewhere the damage was worse. In Derby, MJB Heating and Cooling at 201 S. Baltimore was burned to the ground.Temperatures which plummeted during the storm were quickly restored – almost too quickly, as it was back in the 90s later in the evening. People reported seeing quite a sunset – probably the result of the dust particles still in the air.last_img read more