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Sweet support will bee on hand for Milford

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Previous articlefilm column – Doctor SleepNext articleRose of Tralee to turn on Limerick Christmas Lights Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement Linkedin Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival A SWEET day out in aid of Milford Hospice is on the cards as the Limerick Beekeepers’ Association (LBA) revives the Limerick Honey Show.Organised in association with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations, the show will take place on Saturday, November 30  in Mungret GAA Hall and is open to the public from 2pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Honey Shows have a long tradition among the beekeeping community in Ireland, showcasing the different skills in the craft.Exhibits will include not only honey but photography and baking with U12 and U16 classes. A special art class for local primary and secondary schools specifies that the exhibits must be pollinator related and a local artist will judge the exhibits.Local honey will be on sale from the teaching apiary in Mungret and funds raised will be used to develop beekeeping the county and city.The Limerick Beekeepers have gone from strength to strength in recent years and the organisation now has more than 100 members.The LBA meets monthly at the Mungret GAA clubhouse, where they get advice from certified lecturers, access to a free library and plenty of chat about all things beekeeping over a cup of tea.Chairman Gus Mc Coy says they are probably the envy of many other beekeeping associations because of the wide range of services and supports they can access.“We are grateful to Limerick City and County Council for leasing lands to us at Mungret for our apiary, which we use for training beginners, and also to Mungret GAA for the use of their hall.”Established in 1956, membership was quite small in the early years and by 2012 the club had just 18 members.According to Gus, it was only when they established a training programme for beginners at the start of the recession that there was a significant increase in membership numbers, as people focused on more homely crafts.“Membership has grown steadily in recent years due to the commitment of our committee to providing the resources and means for people to learn the ancient craft of beekeeping,” he explainedAdmission to the Mungret Show is €2 with under-16s free with proceeds going to Milford Hospice.center_img WhatsApp Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedLBAlimerickLimerick Beekeepers associationLimerick Post NewsCommunityLimerickSweet support will bee on hand for MilfordBy Bernie English – November 12, 2019 376 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 8–14

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bilingual Poetry ReadingPoetry transcends time and space and illuminates the very essence of the human soul. On this literary celebration of the craft, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, author of Todos somos Whitman/We Are All Whitman, leads a poetry reading with Vijay Seshadri, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, sharing the universality of The Good, Grey Poet. Celebrate life. Celebrate love. Celebrate nature. Celebrate “Song of Myself,” indeed. [Read: Walt Whitman’s Long Island Roots] Refreshments will be served, audience Q&A and book signing to follow presentations. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. www.waltwhitman.org Free. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Zoraida CordovaDoes witchcraft and magic fascinate you? Do you find the prospects of communication with the dead absolutely intriguing? Of course you do, and therefore, you’ll want to attend this book signing for Cordova’s Labyrinth Lost, a mesmerizing tale of a mega-powerful witch who isn’t so enthralled with her supernatural powers and in an attempt to rid herself of those otherworldly wonders, embarks on a fantastical journey through the most captivating realms of the undead. Come down and hear about the inspiration behind such a tale, and share your own stories of the paranormal and spiritual. Wow. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Sept. 8.Bellucci BuddiesEver imagine what it would be like to be half-man, half-machine gun? You need to see this guy behind the kit. Thunder and lightning at the speed of sound. Bellucci is a renowned drummer with a stellar reputation as an incredible performer who combines a wide range of phenomenal techniques with a passion for music that is as infectious as it is inspiring. His drum solos drop jaws at each and every gig. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be floored. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. Sept. 8.Gov’t Mule, featuring Warren Haynes on lead guitar, is ready for some Jones Beach music. (Photo by Anna Webber)ZZ Top & Gov’t MuleHirsute Texas boogie stars ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule close out the Jones Beach summer concert series with its last musical performance of the year. Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes, who recently spoke to the Press in advance of this show, is known as the longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers and revered as one of the greatest axe men who’ve ever lived. The rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio from ZZ Top represent the epitome of classic, roots-rockin’ boogie and bottom-bustin’ blues. This is a perfect ending to a mind-blowing, wave-making season of fun in the sun and good times at night along the ocean. Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.Austin John WinklerRemember the 2006 summer hit, “Lips of An Angel” by Texas-based rocker Hinder? After a three-year hiatus from the music world, the band’s former vocalist is back with a solo EP called Love Sick Radio. Winkler will take the stage introducing us to six of his brand new songs, one of them featuring country artist Jessie James Decker. Opening the show is J. Rad, Share The Burden, Symfinity and Drastic Measures. Hot damn, son. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com $15, $18 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.KTFO Live MMAKTFO features the best local talent from the same gym as UFC superstars Matt Serra, Ryan LaFlare and Chris Weidman. This mind-blowing evening of super-strength action will include warriors from various weight classes, and will surely be a total knockout! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $39.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 9.The Robert Cray BandSinger, guitarist and songwriter, Robert Cray has taken his sound through his 40-year career and molded it into the quintessential blues rock blend that won him five Grammys and induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Influenced by the gospel songs of his boyhood, as well as soul, R&B, Jimi Hendrix-style rock and bouncy Beatles pop, the Robert Cray Band will have you on your feet with “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Smoking Gun” and “Acting This Way,” among many other tunes that’ll get you and your loved ones up out their seats and dancin’ around. 4 Nights of 40 Years Live, his latest drop, showcases his best, with clips of concerts from the ’80s to today. Opening the show is Lonesome Dan and The Curmudgeons (what a band name lol). The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$59.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 9.Celtic ThunderThis singing group from Ireland perform both solo and ensemble numbers and remain one of the most popular musical shows televised on PBS stations. Live, their gigs are known for dramatic effects via lighting and choreography, accompanied by authentic Irish instruments. Their current tour, Legacy, in support of their Legacy Volume Two CD & DVD collection, has been wowing audiences the world over with a powerhouse combo of classic and contemporary Irish songs alongside international hits, delivered in true Celtic Thunder style! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$75. 8 p.m. Sept. 9.Ryan Paevey & William Devry General Hospital is a guilty pleasure for countless daytime TV viewers. Just about everyone has seen at least one episode, and got way too into it. Imagine what it would be like to see a live episode? Well now fans can, as “Nathan West” and “Julian Jerome” take the stage to perform a real-life soap show. There will be cheese, wine, and a meet-and-greet, and of course, drama, drama, drama. Don’t miss this! The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $95-$139. 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10.The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity FestivalThat laughter you hear coming from beach this weekend is just some of the nation’s funniest comics performing the final event of the Jones Beach summer concert calendar. The jokesters include Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, Pete Davidson, Bridget Everett, Katherine Ryan, Big Jay Oakerson and Kyle Dunnigan. Get ready to laugh your tuckus off! Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $29.95-$150. 5 p.m. Sept. 10.Doo Wop ExtravaganzaDo it up doo-wop style with this amazing lineup! Take a trip down memory lane with classic hits by Lou Christie, Gary U.S. Bonds, Jay Siegel & the Tokens, The Happenings and The Chiffons. Guaranteed to deliver a great night of music and memories, this show will have you singing “skiddly bop doo-bee-doo weeee” all the way home! (Yes, this is a very good thing!) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$69.50. 7 p.m. Sept. 10.Little FeatThis American rock band will take fans back to the 1970s with songs from all 35 albums. Although members of the band have changed throughout the years, the quality of music hasn’t. Get ready for some “Dixie Chicken” and brush up on your air guitar, because this show is sure to rock! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 10.EverlastErik Francis Schrody, or as the world knows him, “Everlast,” is a rapper, singer, and former member of House of Pain, best known for their hit, “Jump Around.” More recently, “Little Miss America” and “I Get By” are two of his latest hits. Opening the show are Aqua Cherry, Sweet Tooth and Gnarly Karma. Get ready to, well, jump around! Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com $20. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. Toby LoveTengo Un Amor! What’s not to love about Puerto Rican American, singer-songwriter, Toby Love? Love is a true artist, as he sings from his heart, and captures true Latin rhythm in his music. Bachata Nation, his most recent drop, drove the bachata world crazy, with more than 17 hot new tracks. His music combines traditional, urban singing, and production together, and will be sure to get fans up on their feet, bumpin’ and grindin’ and singin’ aloud! A night full of dancing, or bailando, is guaranteed! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25. 10 p.m. Sept. 10.Civil War Re-enactmentWhether you’re a history buff or just enjoy learning about the most important events and people of the past, this is the gig for you. Company H, 119th N.Y. Volunteer Historical Association will host an event highlighting the history of the regiment that enlisted soldiers from the streets of Hempstead in 1862. They will retell their service at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Atlanta to the end of the Civil War until their return to Long Island in 1865. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $7-$10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 10, 11.Generation FoundLong Island is unfortunately no stranger to the terrors and tragedies unleashed by heroin. [Read: How Long Island Is Losing Its War On Heroin] It’s crushed communities across the country in its lethal grip, and Denver, Colo. is no exception. This moving documentary follows Denver’s efforts to combat the devastation of the national heroin epidemic. A panel discussion with local addiction experts follows the screening. Come to learn. Come to listen. Come to lend your support to fighting this brutal drug. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $15 members, $20 public. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Related: Long Island 9/11 Memorial Events Set for 15th AnniversaryAugust Burns RedFormed in 2003, this American Christian metal core band has had quite the career. With more than seven albums to date, and many charting songs, August Burns Red has become a recognizable name. Their latest drop, Found in Far Away Places, is set to debut on the Legends of The Fall Tour (aka, this concert). Be prepared for new music with heavy breakdowns, crazy guitar solos, and catchy beats. Leaving this concert with ringing ears will definitely be worth it! Warming up the crowd are Erra, Silent Planet and Make Them Suffer. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com $18, $20 DOS. 6 p.m. Sept. 12.ResoundWhat is time, anyway? Space? What are black holes? Dark matter? Do interdimensional portals truly exist? [Read: Einstein Was Right: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves (& Interdimensional Time Travel) Exists] This opening reception will kick off an absolutely mesmerizing artistic foray into the very depths of quantum physics and extraterrestrial oblivion, as artists inspired by the recent detection of gravitational waves in space, which confirmed Albert Einstein’s prediction of ripples in the fabric of space-time in his general theory of relativity, attempt to translate these infinitely phenomenal revelations into visual manifestations of the very sinews of reality, or at least what we call “reality.” The possibilities are endless. These fascinating interpretations run phantasmic freight trains through all that the human mind can comprehend. All hail the eternal masterpiece that is imagination! Resound features the work of six internationally acclaimed artists, including Memo Akten, Sougwin Chung, Seth Cluett, Yoon Chung Han, Carsten Nicolai and Jess Rowland. Not to be missed. Stony Brook University, Simons Center Auditorium 103. 5 p.m. Sept. 14.Peppa Pig’s Big SplashBased on the popular Peppa Pig television series, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is a fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as a sing-a-long. In Peppa Pig’s Big Splash, the nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it quickly. They set up a fair to raise money so Mr. Bull can do the repairs. There’s plenty of fun to be had as Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, along with Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep work together to organize an exciting day out complete with a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr. Potato, where everyone gets wet! An interactive experience full of singing, dancing, games, and muddy puddles, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is a guaranteed blast for the whole family. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Old Brookville. www.peppapigliveus.com $37.50-$66.50. 6 p.m. Sept. 14.Puppet Slam CaféBending the realms of comedy and puppetry, this wildly fascinating event is one for the books. These are not your kids’ puppets. These puppeteers perform adult-only material. Seriously, no one under 17 will be admitted. Performers include Honey Goodenough, Liz Joyce, Bob Nathanson, Artie Poore, Steven Widerman and more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20 members, $25 public. 8 p.m. Sept. 14.-Compiled by Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIMain Art: Legendary guitarist Warren Haynes rocks Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Sept. 9 with Gov’t Mule and ZZ Top. (Photo: Gov’t Mule official Facebook profile)last_img read more

Spider Silk Admired, Not Duplicated

first_imgSpiders still maintain the edge in a technology humans want: a material that absorbs huge amounts of energy without breaking.  The dragline silk spun by spiders is extremely robust – ounce for ounce stronger than steel, yet more flexible than Kevlar.  If a web the size of a football field could be erected in the air with strands one centimeter thick arranged in concentric circles 4 cm apart, it could stop a jumbo jet in flight.  (We won’t try to envision a passenger’s view of the spider sneaking up on the captured plane.  Whoops, too late.)    Fascinating facts about spider silk made the cover story of Science News (171:15, p. 231, 04/14/2007).  Aimee Cunningham told about teams like that of Nikola Kojic (MIT) that are trying to replicate this ideal material but have not yet succeeded in matching its strength.  Human versions require high temperatures, high pressures and toxic substances to make.  Your humble garden spider has no such limitations:In contrast, natural spider silk is produced at room temperature with water as a solvent, says Chris Holland, a zoologist at the University of Oxford in England.  “It’s made in the spider, and with the spider eating flies.  That produces a fiber that we can’t even come close to.”The formula for synthetic dragline silk is a prize humans eagerly seek.  Such a tough and flexible material would find many applications, from bulletproof vests to suspension cables for bridges.  Maybe even Spiderman toys will come from it.  “The spider hasn’t given us all the secrets,” said one researcher.    Somehow, the spider extrudes a silk dope through ducts in its abdomen, and this goop solidifies into a strand that is stretchy and very tough.  “A silk thread contains hundreds of thousands of protein chains, each of which folds on its own and also arranges itself among other chains in the fiber.”  One researcher found that repeating units are able to snap together like Lego blocks.    Even more amazing, spiders spin seven kinds of silk from the same machinery.  Dragline silk, forming the spokes of the web, absorbs the brunt of the energy.  Capture-spiral silk is stretchy and sticky.  Other forms are used to wrap the prey, coat the egg sacs and perform other functions.  One team found that the prey-wrapping silk is up to three times tougher than dragline silk.  This adds drama to that scene of Shelob’s lair in The Return of the King.    At this point, the R&D of spider technology is still in the R stage.  Spiderman wannabees will probably not find webshooters under the tree this year.  But even though the researchers interviewed for the article stand in awe of spider silk, they did not shy away from speculating about how evolution gave the spider a technology our brightest minds cannot emulate.  “Spiders and silkworms evolved the capacity to spin silk independently of each other,” said one:The dopes contain different proteins, and the resulting fibers have distinct properties.  Yet “what we see is that the flow properties are very similar,” [Chris] Holland [Oxford] says.  Despite their differences, the spider and silkworm “use similar tricks,” he continues.  “This gives fantastic insight into how silk production has evolved and how the production of an energy-efficient, high-performance fiber is made by nature.”Not only that, it happened a long, long, time ago: “Spiders have been spinning these silks for almost 400 million years.”  No questions asked.The evolution-talk ruined an otherwise great article.  Notice that the Darwin storytelling was absolutely useless.  Evolution was assumed without evidence and contributed nothing to helping the scientists on their quest to reverse-engineer the technology.    Most people detest spiders and find them creepy or scary.  Let’s teach our kids to admire them and respect them, along with ants, honeybees and the many other critters around us.  Some of our fellow denizens we need to admire at a distance, and yes, it’s OK to keep them out of the house.  Spiders don’t mean to invade your space; they just wander and get disoriented sometimes and need a little help.  Maybe instead of stepping on every spider you see, you should teach kids to scoop them up and let them play in their own space outside.  Your reporter once watched a four-inch-wide hairy mygalomorph come strutting into the bedroom just before lights out.  Mutually startled, the human jumped up and the spider ran under the bed.  The spider needed a little help for about half an hour getting rediscovered and assisted into a more suitable habitat.  All lived happily ever after.    Help children observe the wonderful ways spiders weave their webs.  Have you ever witnessed the whole web construction process?  The material is amazing enough, but watching how the spider creates the pattern is a lot of fun.  When they wrap their prey, it shouldn’t seem that different from what we do with our food.  Think how repulsed a hen in a Far Side Horror Movie would be watching humans cut up a rotisserie chicken, shrink-wrap the pieces and put them in the refrigerator.  It’s all in the point of view.  What do you want, a yard full of flies?  Spiders do us a service.  By capturing, stunning and wrapping their food, spiders keep their meat fresh and help maintain the balance in nature.  Their ability to turn fly guts into techno-silk should not be minimized.  Don’t feel slighted.  You can take barbecue chicken and transform it into cerebral cortex. (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA tourism growth beats world average

first_img18 April 2013 South Africa stands out as a tourist destination in the world, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday. “Last year we grew at more than double the world average – 10.5% for January to November 2012, compared to a global average growth of four percent,” he said at an awards ceremony in New York. “With growth rates of more than double the world average and quadruple the world average if one takes overseas visitors into account, we can look back very favourably on 2012.” He said tourism remained stable in South Africa in the midst of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis. “South Africa is indeed a unique and varied destination which offers tourist experiences that suit every taste and budget,” Van Schalkwyk said. “Visitors to South Africa stand in awe of how much this country has to offer, which includes the variety of experiences, the value for money, our world-class tourism infrastructure, and of course our culturally-diverse people.” He said 2013 was a special year for South Africa, as it had entered its 20th year of democracy. “Irrespective of what news agencies may tell you, South Africa still remains a story of hope, a story of inspiration, and a story of the future,” Van Schalkwyk said. “That’s why more and more people want to come to our country and see it for themselves. Sapalast_img read more