National showcase for Limerick craft producers

first_img Previous articleLimerick council wins engineering initiative awardNext article€5.8 million Limerick lottery win Editor Email Linkedin Contestants glam up for Miss Limerick pageant Newcastle West candlemaker Mary Ryan Enright of the Happy CandleA textile designer whose scarves are inspired by Limerick city streets and a Newcastle West family who create ‘happy’ candles will be showcased at the Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in Dublin’s RDS from December 5 to 10.More than 45,000 visitors are expected to generate more than €1million per day in sales at this year’s largest-ever six-day fair.Inspirational quotes and calm inducing fragrances have brought the sweet smell of success to Mary Ryan Enright’s family run business the Happy Candle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up From her studio in Grange Lower, Newcastle West, Mary produces handmade and beautifully scented soya and rapeseed wax candles.“We want to encourage happiness in people’s everyday lives, the quote on our Good Life, lemongrass and ginger scented candle asks people to breathe deeply, love generously and live simply” said Mary.Limerick’s city streets inspired the latest collection from Kate Ramsey Artisan AccessoriesThe colours and textures of Limerick’s cityscape will be on display at the show thanks to Kate Ramsey Artisan Accessories.The vibrant city streets and the boat life on the Shannon have provided the inspiration for designer Katarzyna Ramsey’s latest collection of felt and silk scarves ‘Kate Ramsey City.’Also attending are Limerick-based knitwear designers Linda Wilson and Caroline Mitchell.Limerick knitwear designer Caroline Mitchell (on right) with model Aoife Hickey, will be showing her stylish creations at the Gifted Fair.Bespoke wedding dresses in soft knit and crochet are among Caroline’s specialities while Linda concentrates on stylish, contemporary separates.“Gifted is a brilliant show, all the best craftspeople in the country attend and it provides great opportunities with lots of important buyers there on the look-out for something different,” said Linda.The growth in Ireland’s vibrant design sector means that Gifted has been expanded by an extra day to become a six-day unique Christmas shopping experience.“Giving a Gifted gift to your loved ones this Christmas means that they will be receiving a special item straight from the maker,” said organiser Patrick O’Sullivan. Facebook NewsBusinessNational showcase for Limerick craft producersBy Editor – November 26, 2017 3288 Win cinema tickets Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair takes place at the RDS Main Hall from December 5-10 from 10am each day.  Full details at www.giftedfair.ie Twitter Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCaroline Mitchellcraft and design fairGiftedHappy CandlesKatarzyna RamseyKate RamseylimerickLinda WilsonMary Ryan EnrightNewcastle WestPatrick O’SullivanRDS Advertisement Win cinema tickets Limerick fashion gets national profile with Adare event WhatsApplast_img read more

COVID-19: Zoo association says 22,000 workers could lose incomes

first_imgThe Indonesian Zoo Association (PKBSI) has estimated that at least 22,000 zoo workers across the archipelago may lose their livelihoods because of the COVID-19 pandemic.PKBSI secretary-general Tony Sumampau said the estimate was based on the total number of workers employed in zoos across the country. He went on to say that some workers, including security guards, cleaning service personnel and ticketing staff, had been told to take unpaid leave.“Those who are still working are the zookeepers, who feed the animals [in captivity],” Tony said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday. He added the zookeepers had continued feeing about 70,000 animals from 4,300 species kept in captivity, although food stocks for these animals had also been depleting.Read also: Medan Zoo seeks donations to feed animals at risk of ‘dying from hunger’To cushion the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the association had begun an internal fund-raising initiative among members. The PKBSI had also sent a letter to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asking for government assistance.Tony, however, said the association did not know when the help would come. The PKBSI is also running an online fund-raising campaign called Food for Animals. It is seeking funds to improve the living conditions of animals in zoos, especially those endemic to the country, such as the Sumatran tiger,  Bornean orangutan and  Sumatran elephant.A survey conducted by the association last month showed that 92 percent of the association’s members in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Borneo, or 55 zoos, only had enough stock to feed their animals until mid-May.The survey also found that only three zoos would be able to provide food for one to three months, while only two had enough for more than three months. (asp)center_img Topics :last_img read more

The ever moving views are a big draw card for this home

first_img30 MacDonald St, LotaMrs Kohler said the back deck on the lower level had been particularly inviting, and most group events ended up here.“You can sit all day on the back veranda and have a view down the bottom (level),” she said. “We’ve had some great parties down there.”There was also a beautiful outlook from the main kitchen/lounge areas on the upper level.“To me it’s got a lovely feel about,” she said.Mrs Kohler said the home would appeal to a broad cross-section of buyers, although families with teenage children would get the best use of the space.She said apart from the outlook and gorgeous finishes, she would miss the community. “We’ve got lovely neighbours,” she said. 30 MacDonald St, LotaTHE big drawcard of 30 MacDonald St, Lota, says owner Sheila Kohler, is the ever-moving views.“You can see the tide coming in and out, and you can see where the creeks are. And we see all the boats all going past when we’re upstairs,’’ she said. “I find it very interesting; it’s not just looking at water – it’s always changing.”Mrs Kohler and husband Nev have done their bit to ensure the inside of the home is worth admiring too.The Kohlers bought the house in 2004, and completed an extensive renovation about six years ago.The work took the original highset house and created two usable living spaces.“It’s a much more modern house now and it’s very easy living,” Mrs Kohler said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 201930 MacDonald St, LotaShe said the work made it a great home for hosting visitors.“We have family come and they usually use the guest bedroom,” she said. “They’re kind of isolated there (downstairs) because there’s a bit of a kitchenette on the back deck so they’re free to get their own breakfasts and things like that.”last_img read more

Terry relaxed about Chelsea future

first_img Press Association “I want to stay. Hopefully my performances are showing that and they can keep me. “I will be happy to get one more year and then see how it goes. I am taking it year by year – I haven’t got much choice.” Terry does not just want to stay at Chelsea, but play, insisting he does not need a rest despite playing nearly every game for the Blues this term. “I don’t want it (a rest),” he said. “I am coming toward the end of my career so it’s important I’m playing as much as I can and stay fit.” Another of Chelsea’s distinguished players of the last decade could depart this summer. Since Thibaut Courtois returned from his three-year loan at Atletico Madrid as number one, there has been speculation Petr Cech will leave Stamford Bridge. And Chelsea could be forced to sell the 32-year-old, signed from Rennes in 2004, in the summer, when he will enter the final 12 months of his current contract. “He is good enough to play for anyone,” Terry added. “He’s been worth 10, 12 points to us every season. I have not spoken to him about it (what Cech will do in the summer). “He still has a lot to give and is fighting for his place, which is great. He’s not just given up and said, ‘The place is yours, Thibaut’. “When he’s come in he’s been brilliant and given the manager food for thought.” Terry praised Cech’s attitude after the goalkeeper again had to watch on from the substitutes’ bench as Courtois starred in the Champions League. Courtois made a number of fine saves to help Chelsea to a 1-1 last-16 first-leg draw at Paris St Germain on Tuesday night. The Belgium goalkeeper has this season claimed the number one jersey Cech has worn with distinction for a decade and appears to be Mourinho’s first-choice, starting at the Parc des Princes despite Cech’s heroics in last week’s Premier League defeat of Everton. Terry said: “I have seen a lot of players throw their toys out of the pram but Petr has been different class for the team, which has been important for the squad. “Credit to him, he’s not even rumbled or sent shockwaves through the dressing room. “The manager stresses the importance of the team coming first and he’s done that, Thibaut too. “They’re both there for the whole squad. They have both been excellent.” Mourinho has described his goalkeeper selection as “easy” as both are among the world’s best. Terry agrees. Mourinho has another big decision on March 1 in the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham at Wembley. Cech played the early rounds, but Courtois came in for the two-legged semi-final with Liverpool. “It’s going to be tough,” Terry said. “Pete has played most of the games but Thibaut played in the last round. But the manager has always stressed that the team comes first.” John Terry is relaxed about his Chelsea future, but now wants to begin contract talks after Eden Hazard’s deal was extended. “No talks have happened yet between myself and the club,” Terry said. “The club know my position. Hopefully I know theirs and it will get done. “I think we both respect the position – there are a lot more important players. “Hazard has just been done and for me, that’s the most important for the club. “Without them even telling me, I know that’s the first priority for them. Hopefully, they will be knocking on the door soon.” Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were allowed to leave last summer at the end of their contracts, but Terry signed a new deal hours after the season – Jose Mourinho’s first of his second spell as boss – closed. Terry was anxious last term, but will be less so if Chelsea wait over his deal again this season, particularly as Mourinho wants him to stay. He added: “I was maybe a little bit nervous. I was edgy. (But) we have had a good chat. I know their position, they know mine. Chelsea’s policy for players over 30 is to offer one-year contract extensions and Terry is entering the final few months of his present deal. The 34-year-old captain wants to play as much as possible and continue a Chelsea career which began as a teenager and hopes, now Hazard has been given a contract extension until 2021, the club will begin negotiations with him. last_img read more