Fancy footwork at the South Court Hotel

first_imgEmail WhatsApp Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan Advertisement Facebook Previous articleHospital responds to superbug deathsNext articleColaiste Chiarain gets planning for new school Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsFancy footwork at the South Court HotelBy Alan Jacques – November 24, 2016 1613 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan man Tomás gets Ireland active in the great outdoors Twittercenter_img Print Linkedin Stranded motorist robbed biker on County Limerick road All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.EXPECT fancy footwork aplenty at the Great National South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 as part of Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.Twenty-four brave souls will trip the light fantastic as part of this event, which will raise much-needed funds for the West Limerick Parish’s community centre. There will be much cavorting and jiving as the dancers, who have been in training for the past two months, cut some rug this weekend.Limerick footballer Peter Nash and Limerick senior camogie player Cliona Lane will be among the local talent taking to the dancefloor at the South Court on Saturday night.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Competition is fierce and their dedication is amazing,” says chairperson of Kilcornan Community Council, Gillian Downes.“They’ve all been training really hard and having great fun and making great friendships too. We are hoping to raise between €10,000 and €15,000 for work that’s needed on the community centre. It is the hub of our local community and everything that goes on comes from there.”Money raised from Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing will go towards future development of the community centre, adjacent to the national school, with hopes to include dressing rooms, heating, external toilets and lighting and sound for the stage area.Ross Mann of Limerick FC with Kilcornan National School teacher Shirley Balfry who are taking part in Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.(Pictures: Brendan Gleeson)“It is in major need of an overhaul to bring it to the standard required for the times. All profits from the dancing will be used for this purpose,” Gillian tells me.Shirley Balfry who teaches Junior Infants at Kilcornan National School will be ‘free-styling’ on the dancefloor this Saturday night with light-footed Limerick FC footballer Ross Mann.“The school will benefit greatly from any work on the community centre so we are delighted to be a part of this event. It will be invaluable to us,” Miss Balfry commented.“I have always loved dancing and have been doing Set Dancing since I was younger and also love Salsa, Ballroom and Zumba. My dance partner this weekend is Ross Mann. As a footballer he is light on his feet and well able to keep in time too,” she says.Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing takes place at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 at 8pm. Tickets cost €20. For more details visit the Facebook page or contact Gillian Downes on 087 Alan [email protected] Halloween Spooktacular competition winners Limerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work TAGSKilcornanKilcornan Community CentreKilcornan Community CouncilKilcornan National SchoolKilcornan’s Strictly Come DancinglimerickLimerick FCRoss Mann Kilcornan pupils make waves to protect environment last_img read more

News agent’s u-turn on decision to stock Charlie Hebdo

first_imgAn Oxford news agent’s who planned to stock the latest edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has done an abrupt U-turn after receiving threats.The publication features a cartoon on its front page depicting the Prophet Muhammad crying and holding a sign declaring “Je suis Charlie”. This edition was printed in the aftermath of the murder of the magazine’s staff and a police officer on January 7th 2015.The newsagent’s, Wendy’s News on Broad Street, originally ordered 500 copies of the controversial magazine. Due to popular demand from customers, a further 500 copies were ordered, so that 1,000 copies were expected to arrive earlier this week.However, a worker at the newsagent’s, who wished to remain anonymous, has informed Cherwell that these orders have now been cancelled. He admitted that they had received some threats, but denied that this was the reason for the cancellation of the order, saying, “We did not know much about the magazine and now we have found out about the contents we have decided against stocking it.”Thames Valley Police told Cherwell that they were “called yesterday morning [January 20th] to a newsagent in Broad Street, after receiving a report that a threat was made to the shop the previous night [January 19th] on the telephone.”Tawfiq Hamid, President of the Oxford University Islamic Society, commented on the newsagent’s decision to stock the paper, “He is of course free to sell what he likes but it just seems strange for a Muslim man to sell a magazine that is openly anti-Islamic, each to his own I suppose.”A worker at Wendy’s News later explained more specifically that he had been unaware that the publication contained a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, and that, had he known, he would have refused to stock themagazine. His reasoning behind the decision was solely due to customer demand, claiming that “over 600 customers asked me to stock it”. Cherwell spoke to a customer at Honey’s of the High, Chris Hardy, who wished to buy a copy of the most recent Charlie Hebdo.He said, “I’d like a copy because of what it stands for and represents at the moment. I’ve read Private Eye, which is the nearest English equivalent for generations. What I think it stands for is that there must be freedom tospeak.”The attacks in Paris fuelled a debate about the balance between freedom of speech and publication and the offence of religion. In this case it was the publication of cartoons which caused enormous offence to many Muslims.In relation to this debate, Tawfiq Hamid, the President of the Oxford University Islamic Society commented, “The debate has turned into Islam vs freedom of speech, with no textual support to the implicit notion that Islam has a problem with freedom of speech. The overall tone of the debate is excessively Islamophobic and helps to build a general air of mistrust around Muslims in general, while in many cases inciting hatred against innocent individuals, such as we have seen reflected in the subsequent attacks against the Muslim community.“Tomorrow, being Friday, ISoc will meet at about midday to pray and then chill while eating some (hopefully warm) sandwiches for lunch. We’ve also arranged a cheeky spot of 5-a-side for the evening. I just wanted to say that this, for me, is ‘living Islam’. The lives of Muslims are so different to what we see in the media and it’s sad that at the end of the day the only debate around Islam tonight revolves around ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘extremism’.”Adam Ismail, a Muslim Law undergraduate at St. Catherine’s College, commented, “I don’t agree with the magazine covers produced by Charlie Hebdo but I respect the right of free speech and publication. There should be a right to insult and make fun of religion. I think that is fundamental to the freedom of speech.” BBC Oxford reported that the decision to cancel the order was due to threatening phone calls and Facebook abuse received by the newsagent’s, including threats to burn the shop and break the windows. The Thames Valley Police confirmed to Cherwell that they received report of a threat made to a newsagent’s on Broad Street.A second Oxford newsagent’s, Honey’s on the High, has ordered 300 copies of the most recent Charlie Hebdo, which is expected to arrive today. They have no plans to reverse this order.An employee told Cherwell that they were aware of the threats Wendy’s News had received, but that they had not received any such threats themselves. Honey’s of the High have placed a sign in a prominent position, apologising for the delay in the arrival of the stock, but assuring customers that they will be sold. #CharlieHebdo magazine running late from suppliers Will update once in stock.— Honey’s of The High (@HoneysofTheHigh) January 16, 2015last_img read more

McDonald’s introduces regional pricing

first_imgMcDonald’s is to vary the amount it charges for food depending on the location of each outlet. The changes are being implemented in response to increasing prices of products such as bread, milk and beef. A spokesperson for McDonald’s told British Baker: “McDonald’s food bill is increasing and like other retailers we are having to pass on some of these increases to our customers. “Rather than use a ’one-size fits all’ approach, which would likely create consumer resistance we have attempted to bring some science to menu pricing. We have therefore commissioned research into our pricing structure.” Prices may then be altered on a regional basis in the hope of provoking less opposition from customers.McDonald’s franchises, which make up around half the UK’s 1,200 restaurants, have already been given some leeway to alter prices over the last few years.last_img read more