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 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

Harkin calls for a national legal framework to govern windfarm developments

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Marian Harkin MEPNorth West MEP Marian Harkin is calling for tighter national regulations to govern the development of windfarms.Ms Harkin says a national discussion is needed, along with an independent assessment of the balance of individual, community and national interests in the matter of wind farms before any planning applications are considered for large scale wind farm developments.Ms Harkin says communities and even families are being divided by the issue, and a major problem is that in the absense of national regulations, the ground rules change from county to county……….[podcast][/podcast] Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – September 26, 2013 center_img Pinterest Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Harkin calls for a national legal framework to govern windfarm developments Twitter Previous articleStormont Finance Committee discussing possible solution to Coleraine DVA jobs threatNext articleArchaeological dig extended on Derry’s Bishop Street News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

…in brief

first_img Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefJenny’s off to Toronto Management and development adviser Jenny Taylor is off to Toronto andNiagara Falls thanks to and totaljobs. Taylor, who works for financial services company Skandia, entered acompetition on “I’m so excited to have won this trip.I visited Toronto five years ago and have longed to return ever since,”she said. The next competition will be launched on 16October. Consignia cuts jobs The Communication Workers Union has claimed Consignia is planning to reduceits workforce by 20,000 after the company announced plans to cut costs by morethan £1bn by March 2003. A company spokeswoman said cost cuts were necessarydue to increased competition and regulatory pressure but denied redundancieswould be on the scale claimed by the CWU. She said, “We want to invest inour products and the way in which we deliver them. We want to invest in ourpeople and to ensure our profitability is at a level our shareholder – theGovernment – has every right to expect.” Job-hunters hide kids Nearly a third of job-hunters keep the fact they have children hidden frompotential employers, research from recruitment agency Pertemps reveals. Thestudy, involving people working in areas ranging from marketing and managementto factories and shops, finds many parents, particularly women, fear employerswould consider them unreliable. Age is also likely to be omitted from a CV,with 15 per cent saying they would not include it. jobs boost The Merseyside economy has received a massive boost with the launch of a£67m support package, which could lead to 4,000 new jobs in the region. Themoney has been awarded to the Greater Merseyside Enterprises, the area’s newsmall business service, following the Government’s successful bid for EUObjective One funding status for the area. Objective One is awarded on thebasis of an area’s unemployment level and if its GDP per capita is below 75 percent of the European average. Royle sues Man City The former manager of Manchester City Football Club is suing for wrongfuldismissal and is disputing the size of his compensation pay-off. Joe Royle,sacked by the club earlier this year, is hoping to use a technicality byproving that the team was still in the Premiership, despite already beingrelegated, when he lost his job. He also claims his replacement, former Englandmanager Kevin Keegan, was approached 24 hours before his dismissal. Insurance pay rises Basic salaries in the UK insurance industry have risen by an average of 4.8per cent in the past 12 months, according to a survey by Watson Wyatt. Thesector continued to see wider use of variable pay, with less emphasis on basicsalaries and more on bonuses that reflect individual and company performance.Iain Nichols, a consultant at Watson Wyatt, commented, “The trend in thesector appears to be more that more companies are managing their pay bill moretightly and rewarding their higher performers through a combination of base payand performance-related bonuses.”  www.watsonwyatt.comDTi unveils jackpot The DTI has unveiled a £120m science jackpot that will be used to help forgestronger links between learning institutions and British industry. More than200 universities, colleges and hospitals across the country will benefit fromthe funds which were awarded by an independent board, chaired by Dr John Taylorof the Office of Science and Technology. Previous Article Next Article …in briefOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Old crop, new use

first_imgBy Gwen RolandUniversity of GeorgiaFor much of two centuries, farmers grew velvet beans to controlweeds and build up organic matter in the soil in their fields.Now, University of Georgia scientists are taking a second look atthis old favorite.”When my grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Itold him I was researching the plant from which a drug to treatit is made,” said Nicole Martini, a UGA horticulture graduatestudent.”A few months later,” she said, “he showed me his medicine bottleand said, ‘Look, here’s your plant.”Velvet beans’ pharmaceutical use is fairly new in the UnitedStates. But people elsewhere have used it to treat ailments fromdepression to snakebite.L-dopaThe medicinal properties come from a high concentration ofL-dopa, a precursor of dopamine. This may be why most insectsavoid it. Doctors use L-dopa to treat Parkinson’s disease.Velvet beans were a favorite cover crop in the South for morethan 150 years. “Weeds don’t like velvet beans,” Martini said.”And they contribute tons of biomass per acre.”It provided forage for livestock. It controlled weeds. It addednitrogen and biomass to the soil. But it disappeared from therural landscape in the mid-1950s, though, when better roads andlow-cost farm chemicals enabled farmers to plant the same cropsyear after year.With growing concern over chemical inputs, researchers arelooking anew at velvet beans. Martini’s experiments in Georgiafocus on biomass and weed control. She uses the Georgia Bushvariety bred by UGA researcher Sharad Phatak.Many benefitsAt the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga., she and other scientists studyvelvet beans’ benefits. “Just 120 days after planting, velvetbeans produced 65.6 tons of fresh biomass per hectare, about 50percent more biomass than Sunn Hemp,” she said.This supported the theory that velvet beans can improve theorganic matter content and fertility of soils in Georgia, shesaid.”We also found that a solution prepared using velvet bean residuein water reduced growth of crab grass, sicklepod and pigweed,”she said. “It didn’t eliminate them, but it did reduce them.”From the data, she concludes that through a combination of theadded biomass, the quick growth that shades out weeds and theallelopathic effect, a farmer would see fewer weeds if he usedvelvet beans as a summer cover crop before planting fallvegetables.Adding those traits to the potential now to sell beans to drugcompanies could mean a major comeback for velvet beans.”Farmers are more inclined to use cover crops if some part ofthat crop also has economic value,” Martini said.The velvet bean study was funded by a grant from the SouthernRegion Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.(Gwen Roland is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more