Limerick start-up food producers to showcase fare

first_imgNewsLimerick start-up food producers to showcase fareBy Staff Reporter – May 26, 2015 501 Twitter Facebook Print A SELECTION of start-up food producers, which are part of the Food Academy programme, will be showcasing their products in an upcoming event taking place in Supervalu Castletroy, Limerick. Running for Friday and Saturday over the coming bank holiday weekend, customers are invited to come along and taste the delicious range these small food producers have to offer.There will be twenty food producers sampling their range at the event including Martina’s Seafood, Cool Beans, Silver Darlings, Everest Granola Cups, Clotilde’s Fruit Compote, Lily’s Tea and Temple Dairy to name a few.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Food Academy programme is a joint initiative between Bord Bia, the Local Enterprise Office Network and SuperValu to support start-up food businesses. It has helped hundreds of small food businesses gain their first retail listings in SuperValu stores. The programme supports hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, stocks hundreds of local artisan products on SuperValu shelves and creates hundreds of local jobs in the process.One of the producers at this event is Kookee, a range of homemade cookies. Pauline Clarke got her inspiration for her company after many hours of baking cookies with her children. She had given up work to become a carer for her eldest autistic son. Pauline decided that Kookee would be a wonderful way to care for her kids and took the plunge of turning her hobby into a business. Kookee is available in selected SuperValu stores through the support of Food Academy. Today both Pauline and her husband are employed in the company which is going from strength to strength, with nine flavours including gluten and wheat free varieties.Another such start-up food producer is De Róiste Puddings. Jimmy Allen ran a heating and plumbing company until the recession hit in 2008. When the family business eventually became unviable, he and his family took an age-old family recipe for black and white pudding and launched De Róiste. Today De Róiste is a thriving business stocked in SuperValu stores throughout Ireland, enabling Jimmy to employ his children in his business.SuperValu Castletroy is inviting customers to come along and listen to the stories of these passionate food producers with big ideas who, having embarked on the Food Academy journey, took chances, gave up jobs, invested their savings and are now well on the road to becoming the next Irish food success stories. Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s networkers some of the best in IrelandNext articleGardai to highlight crime prevention during Community Safety Week Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

InterMoor Kicks Off FPSO Chain Inspection Works Off Brazil

first_imgInterMoor has started working on a chain inspection job offshore Brazil, in partnership with 3 other Acteon Group sister companies.The team will inspect the mooring lines of six FPSOs.The project consists in performing full inspection on all mooring lines, an equivalent of 28km of chain/polyester.InterMoor provides subsea chain inspectors, cleaning equipment for marine growth removal and subsea caliper to provide a dimensional benchmark on chain links. The InterMoor team will be onboard the RSV vessel Parcel das Paredes from OceanPac.With the assistance of Acteon Group sister companies Pulse and Seatronics, the team is also performing top chain angle assessment.Finally, the project also uses Clarus’ Integrity Management System Icue to provide a live report and collect data from the inspections.The project is expected to be completed in Q2 2020.last_img read more

William “Bill” Wilkymacky

first_imgWilliam “Bill” S. Wilkymacky, 76, of Dillsboro passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020.  William was born Saturday, May 13, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Sylvester and Katherine (White) Wilkymacky.  He married Victoria Cramer on April 24, 1965.  William retired from General Motors.  He attended St. Charles Catholic Church in Milan, Indiana.  William loved to fish, work on cars, traveling, and taking care of his land.William is survived by his wife Victoria of Dillsboro, IN; his daughter Victoria (Donald) Brinkman of Carthage, OH; his son William (Rhonda) Wilkymacky of Moores Hill, IN; grandchildren Christopher and Cassie Wilkymacky; brothers Donald (Shirley) Wilkymacky and Dale (Cathy) Wilkymacky.Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 9:30 – 10:30 AM Friday, August 21, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Friday, August 21 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Milan, 213 Ripley Street, Milan, IN 47031, with Father Santhosh Yohannan officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of William to the St. Jude Children’s research hospital.  Burial will be held at 1:30 PM Friday at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141.  Please reach out through our website at to leave an online condolence message or a memory of William for the family.  Due to the Governor’s mandate, social distancing should be observed, and masks must be worn inside the funeral home.last_img read more

Men’s Golf Set to Host Fourth Annual Zach Johnson Invitational, Oct. 1-2

first_img Zach Johnson Live Scoring The Zach Johnson Invitational will be a three-round tournament with two rounds on Monday (36 holes) and the final round Tuesday (18 holes). Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Story Links In Drake’s last tournament, senior Arjun Reddy (Tulsa, Okla.) and freshman Lucas Scherf (Grinnell, Iowa) each finished tied for 37th at the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational. Scherf and Reddy carded a 74 and a 75, respectively, on the final day. Reddy, playing as an individual (74-73-75), and Scherf (76-72-74) each posted a total score of 222. One stroke back was junior Chase Wicklund (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who tallied a 73 on the final day for a total score of 223 (78-72-73) as he tied for 41st. Senior Tommi Avant (Chandler, Ariz.) was next with a 225 (76-74-75) while freshman Shayne Patel (Edmond, Okla.) posted an 81 on the final day as he finished at 228 (74-73-81). Junior Kyle MacDonald (Burlington, Ontario) rounded out the Bulldogs’ efforts with a score of 232 (79-76-77). WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf team is set to host the fourth annual Zach Johnson Invitational on Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa.center_img The 54-hole event will feature 12 teams; Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, IUPUI, Loyola, North Dakota State, South Dakota, UNI, Valparaiso and Western Illinois. Following the Zach Johnson Invitational, Drake hosts Creighton in duel play Oct. 15 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Award-winning course for people with arthritis to run in Letterkenny

first_imgA six-week self-management course to help people living with arthritis will commence in Letterkenny on Wednesday 4 September.The Living Well with Arthritis course gives people with arthritis the tools and techniques to help them better manage their condition. The award-winning course will be held in Station House Hotel, Letterkenny and costs €35 for the six weeks.A discounted rate is available for medical card holders. Classes run on Wednesdays from 7.00pm-9.30pm. The course is suitable for people with any form of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or related conditions like fibromyalgia or lupus.Previous participants on the course have reported that it helped decrease their pain, reduced their reliance on health professionals and medication, and improved their overall sense of well-being.Participants learn about pain and fatigue management; healthy lifestyle and the importance of healthy eating; dealing with negative emotions; and exercise techniques for weak and damaged joints.Bronwen Maher, Services Manager, Arthritis Ireland, said: “This programme was developed by Stanford University and has been proven to be an essential part of effective arthritis treatment. After completing the course, people are able to do things that they couldn’t before, they experience improvements in their mobility, mood and in their quality of life.” A previous course participant commented: “While my friends and family support me, I don’t think they really understand what it’s like to live with a chronic illness. Many of the people who attended the course will tell you they didn’t require support, myself included. What we did need was the skills to manage living with a chronic illness.”Developed by Stanford University, some 6,500 people have successfully completed the Living Well with Arthritis course since it was introduced here in 2006 by Arthritis Ireland.Places are limited on the course. To book, visit the Arthritis Ireland website,, phone 01 647 0206 or email [email protected] course for people with arthritis to run in Letterkenny was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arthritis courseArthritis Irelandlast_img read more

New hot-house for African science

first_img10 October 2003The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a state-of-the art educational centre that seeks to create a new generation of African mathematicians and scientists, opened its doors in Muizenberg, Cape Town this month.AIMS is a collaborative project of the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape. Courses will be taught in association with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the University of Paris-Sud in France.The Institute will initially focus on a one-year residential postgraduate course covering areas of modern science, to be taught by outstanding African and international lecturers, with the ultimate goal of strengthening scientific and technological capacity across Africa.The course will develop strong foundations in mathematical research skills, while providing an overview of many of the most exciting cutting-edge fields in science, including bio-informatics, molecular biology, ecological mathematics, financial mathematics, cosmology, and wireless communication technology.Lecturers will employ the most modern techniques, with an emphasis on developing strong mathematical and computing problem-solving skills, encouraging breadth and innovation, and building an awareness of the potential for science to solve problems of development.AIMS will “encourage inter-disciplinarity, cross-fertilisation of ideas and breadth of vision, countering the common modern tendency to over-specialisation”, the Institute says on its website.AIMS has recruited 30 of Africa’s top graduates for its first year, and will build to 40 students in the second year and 50 students in the third year.Professor Neil Turok, who holds the chair of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, was one of the prime movers behind the Institute. A leading cosmologist, based in Britain but of South African extraction, Turok is the son of African National Congress MP Ben Turok.AIMS received over R1-million in funding from South Africa’s department of science and technology, as well as support from a range of public and private organisations including British cellphone giant Vodafone, the Ford Foundation, SUN Microsystems, PetroSA and the International Council of Scientific Unions.The project also has widespread support among the international academic community, and counts among its patrons Sir John Sulston of the Sanger Institute, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Joseph H Taylor of Princeton University, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics, and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, author of the worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time, who said: “This institute will bring Africa to the cutting-edge of science.”A proposal by Turok and several colleagues, including Jan van Bever, dean of science at the University of the Western Cape, stated: “The African continent stands in desperate need of development and progress . Unless Africa can create an indigenous pool of technical and scientific talent, it will be condemned to a continued existence on the margins, at the mercy of each new technological revolution.“The goal of AIMS will be to recruit the brightest science and mathematics students from across Africa, and provide them with a broad overview of cutting-edge science as well as excellent basic mathematical research skills.”The core of the curriculum will be maths. “Mathematics”, say Turok et al, “is central to modern science and technology, yet there is a dearth of mathematically trained African graduates.” The AIMS diploma will be based on lecture courses given in tandem by invited overseas lecturers and local academics, “reviewing many of the most exciting areas of science today, employing mathematics as the unifying thread”.AIMS will be housed in a former hotel in Muizenberg near Cape Town. As befits an institute housed in an old hotel, AIMS will also be the students’ and teachers’ home for the duration of their study. It is hoped that a “true ‘hot-house’ intellectual atmosphere” will develop in the self-contained residential centre, upgraded and equipped with excellent computer, library and lecturing facilities.There are also plans to make AIMS a centre for the development of school mathematics enrichment materials and in-service training for teachers.Education Minister Kader Asmal, speaking at the Institute’s launch, said: “We are all aware of the acute shortage of maths and science teachers at school level, and maths and science graduates at university level, yet the global economy is increasingly driven by industries requiring these skills.“African and international scientists working together to improve education and research across the continent could provide a leading-edge example, bringing Africa together to solve its problems and build a brighter future for all its citizens.”Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Minister Ben Ngubane said the AIMS student intake represented a rich mix of African cultures, which was likely to lead to innovative responses to the needs of the continent.“The institute offers huge opportunities for the advancement of Nepad [the New Partnership for Africa’s Development] by creating a pool of technical talent, who will be in a position to focus on African solutions to African problems”, Ngubane said.British astronomer Sir Martin Rees, one of a number of African and international scientists attending the launch, said: “This venture, initiated by an outstanding group of committed researchers and teachers, could be extraordinarily cost-effective in fostering youthful talent and scientific excellence in South Africa and beyond.” reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Herr der Waldgeister — Geocache of the Week

first_imgTraditional GC4HWJ2 by Kudamatsu Image by schlappi69. SharePrint RelatedCache ‘o Mat (GC1A11C) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 24, 2013January 21, 2013In “Community”Kronborg Slot — Geocache of the WeekJune 5, 2019Similar postMakers’ Secrets Revealed: Blueprints for 3 Amazing Geocache HidesApril 4, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August” Listen closely to what the Lord of the Wood Sprites has to say; he has been protecting the forest’s spirits, animals and plants for a long time and will share some words of wisdom with you to reward you for your visit. Make sure to return the favor by signing the logbook and maybe even leaving some SWAG or trackables behind. And don’t forget to close the cache’s doors when you are ready to leave so that this ancient guardian of nature can ‘conserve his energy’ until the next geocacher awakens him from his slumber. The view is not the only reason for the over 1500 Favorite points this cache has accumulated since it was hidden in August 2013, it is also a masterpiece of geocache craftsmanship. At the cache, you are greeted by a furrowed, wooden face, glaring down at you with piercing red eyes. But don’t be scared! As long as you do not try to harm him, he will be kind to you as well. Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 3.5 Fairy tales, myths, and legends add a little bit of magic to our lives—and so does the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game that is geocaching. So what happens when you combine the search for a cache with a fantastic story of forest-dwelling wood sprites? That’s right, this week’s Geocache of the Week—Herr der Waldgeister, GC4HWJ2. Share with your Friends:More Location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany N 50° 12.712 E 007° 20.052 Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. Image by galaxy_hunter. Image by Mr. Packrat. Seven wood sprites, hidden from nosy muggle eyes, each guard their own Traditional geocache and tell you of their ruler, the Lord of the Wood Sprites. To find him and his treasure, you have to master a relatively steep hike worthy of a 3.5 terrain rating. Once you arrive at ground zero, you are rewarded with a breathtaking view, as the Lord of the Wood Sprites chose a spectacular vantage point to oversee his enchanted kingdom. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Image by Nefer101. Strategically built in between the hills towering above the Moselle River in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, sits the medieval Eltz Castle. This former stronghold and residence was built over 850 years ago, and is now a popular attraction for history enthusiasts from all over the world. Geocachers, however, have a few more reasons to visit this castle and the marvelous area surrounding it. It is not only home to Germany’s oldest active geocache (Medieval View, GC26C) but also to a series of caches telling the story of magical beings that are said to live in the forest surrounding Eltz Castle. Image by cacher.ella. last_img read more

Exercise-induced asthma

first_imgDescriptionSometimes exercise triggers asthma symptoms. This is called exercise-induced asthma (EIA).The symptoms of EIA are coughing, wheezing, a feeling of tightness in your chest, or shortness of breath. Most times, these symptoms start soon after you stop exercising. Some people may have symptoms after they start exercising.Be careful where and when you exerciseHaving asthma symptoms when you exercise does not mean you cannot or should not exercise. But be aware of your EIA triggers.Cold or dry air may trigger your asthma symptoms. If you do exercise in cold or dry air:Breathe through your nose.Wear a scarf or mask over your mouth.Do not exercise when the air is polluted. Do not exercise near fields or lawns that have just been mowed.Warm up before you exercise, and cool down afterward:To warm up, walk or do your exercise activity slowly before you speed up.The longer you warm up, the better.To cool down, walk or do your exercise activity slowly for several minutes.Some kinds of exercise may be less likely to trigger asthma symptoms than others.Swimming is a good sport for people with EIA. The warm, moist air helps keep asthma symptoms away.Football, baseball, and other sports with periods when you do not move fast are less likely to trigger your asthma symptoms.Activities that keep you moving fast all the time are more likely to trigger asthma symptoms, such as running, basketball, or soccer.Use your asthma medicine before you exercise advertisementTake your short-acting, or quick-relief, inhaled medicines before you exercise.Take them 10 to 15 minutes before exercise.They can help for up to 4 hours.Long-acting, inhaled medicines may also help.Use them at least 30 minutes before exercise.They can help for up to 12 hours. Children can take this medicine before school, and it will help for the whole day.Be aware that using this kind of medicine every day before exercise will make it less effective over time.Follow your doctors advice on which medicines to use and when.ReferencesDurrani SR, Busse WW. Management of asthma in adolescents and adults. In: Adkinson NF Jr., Bochner BS, Burks AW, et al., eds. In: Middletons Allergy Principles and Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2013:chap 55.Weiler JM, Anderson SD, Randolph C, et al.; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Pathogenesis, prevalence, diagnosis, and management of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction: a practice parameter. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010;105(6 Suppl):S1-S47.Review Date:4/26/2014Reviewed By:Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more