Limerick men man up and make up for cancer cause

first_img Previous articleGardaí confronting city centre crime waveNext articleLimerick’s Hermitage Green to headline Live at the Big Top Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGS#manupandmakeup#nomakeupselfiecancercharityMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Email Facebook NewsLimerick men man up and make up for cancer causeBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2014 706 Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PROUDLY sporting their blush, gloss and lippy, Limerick men have tagged on to the women’s #nomakeupselfie craze that has swamped facebook in support of breast cancer research.The #manupandmakeup phase of the internet craze is gathering pace as the men of  Limerick join in support of their ‘no make up’ sisters.Some have gone the whole hog and others have just applied some gloss, but taking the #selfie picture and posting it to facebook while donating €4 to cancer research, has raised almost a quarter of a million euro.Liam Mulcahy, CEO of Cycle4SickChildren, together with his 13-year-old son applied their lippy and posed for their facebook selfie and donated their money to the cancer charity.“Ah, we are used to doing crazy stuff for the C4SC cause but this was Dion’s idea after he was nominated. Sometimes he has no choice but to join in the crazy stuff for charity because he is my son, but this time it was all his doing. Fair play to him, not many 13-year-olds would do it.”Liam explained that his son was nominated on facebook by friends as part of the #manupandmakeup craze and that it shows the positive effect social media can have following the recent negativity of the neck nominations saga.“Things like this can be turned around very positively and a good cause gets to benefit. As for men taking this up, in the end I see more men doing this than the girls”, Liam added.Speaking about his own charity work, Liam explains that his daughter Sophie is disabled and a group of cyclists recently held a major fundraiser for St Gabriel’s School where Sophie is a pupil.Liam said he hopes “a few more of the lads put on their jerseys, as well as the lippy, and pose for a selfie for the cause”.“Limerick lads are just mad to do this kind of stuff, given half the chance. It’s a great laugh but more importantly it is a very good charity that is going to benefit,” he added.Send your #manupandmakeup pictures to [email protected] and we will add them to our online gallery.center_img Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch last_img read more

Three takeaways from Carolina Hurricanes 8-2 win over Ottawa Senators

first_imgThe 30-year-old forward was able to pick up an assist in the defeat on White’s goal — which came off a misread from Mrazek — to put the Sens on the board, 5-1.Colin White with some great work down low.GOAL: White (2)ASSISTS: Ennis (4), BOROWIECKI (5) pic.twitter.com/MfHOTQ06uJ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) November 12, 2019It marked Ennis’ third straight game with a helper, as well as his fourth game with a point over a five-game span. He now has three goals and seven points in 17 games so far this season.At his current scoring rate, Ennis is on pace for a 34-point season, which would be his highest-scoring campaign since racking up 46 points in 2014-15 with the Buffalo Sabres. Colin White — in his first game back from injury — and Brady Tkachuk were Ottawa’s lone goal scorers. Goaltender Anders Nilsson were pulled after surrendering four goals on 19 shots, while Craig Anderson stopped 20 of 24 in relief.NHL RUMORS: Early-season trade candidates for 2019-20With the win, the Hurricanes were able to end a four-game losing streak, putting them into a three-way tie for the second wildcard spot. Ottawa, on the other hand, saw its bid for a three-game win streak spoiled and is still tied with the Detroit Red Wings (13 points) for last in the Eastern Conference. The Senators previously won three of their last four games heading into Monday’s contest.Here are three takeaways from the game.Joel Edmundson shines for CanesWhen Carolina acquired Joel Edmundson from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Justin Faulk, they were hoping to acquire the physicality they needed on the backend. However, despite going without a point through 17 games, the 6-4, 215-pound blueliner showed that he has the potential to contribute as well against the Sens.Edmundson not only scored his first goal of the season but added two assists en route to the win. It was his first point since March 7, when he had an assist against the L.A. Kings and his first goal since Feb. 14, where he scored against Arizona.[OTT 2 – CAR (8)] Edmundson records his third point of the night with his first goal as a Hurricane pic.twitter.com/puNS4TlkYV— GoatWorldSports (@GoatWorldSport1) November 12, 2019The 26-year-old isn’t expected to be a major producer for the Canes, but he did show that he can get involved on the forecheck, finishing with three shots on the night to boot. At the other end of the ice, Edmundson played a strong role on the backcheck and also led all skaters (tied with Brett Pesce) in shorthanded TOI with 3:13.Senators power play still not clickingOttawa’s power-play woes looked like they would be behind them when they managed two goals on the man advantage against the New York Rangers on Nov. 4. However, the power play told the same story as it has been this season.The Sens went 0-for-3 at 5-on-4 on Monday and managed just two shots on their opportunities.Over the last four games now, Ottawa has no PP goals and is 0-for-13 at 5-on-4.The Senators’ power play is dead-last in the league right now, operating at just 6.6 percent. If they want to get back on track before things are too late, the team will have to find a way to convert while up a man.Tyler Ennis finding way with SensComing from Toronto along with Ron Hainsey, Ennis was looking forward to finding a fresh start with Ottawa. And now, it seems like he’s getting the swing of things. Things seemed to be looking up for the Ottawa Senators, who were 3-2-0 to start November and getting strong goaltending and effort from all four forward lines, but that all changed on Monday when they faced the Carolina Hurricanes.After Warren Foegele struck 44 seconds in for the Canes, Carolina took over and dominated thanks to a two-goal performance from Sebastian Aho and 27 saves from Petr Mrazek, which helped pave the way early for an 8-2 win.last_img read more

Celebrating All People on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

first_imgPhoto by Patrick Olivero Two Monmouth County students, Maya Gerke of Freehold Township High School and Nghi Nguyen of Raritan High School, won $1,000 scholarships in a YMCA essay contest and were recognized at the breakfast. KICKING OFF THE WEEKEND The morning also marked the public announcement about the YMCA’s “Togetherhood” initiative that will bring people together to do volunteer work in the community. According to Goganzer, 130 of the 300 people at the Jan. 17 breakfast signed up for the Togetherhood initiative on the spot. Musical selections were performed by the Drum Choir of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, Red Bank Regional High School Choir and performers Patrick and Anya Angeloni. The Red Bank mayor and most of the council attended the celebration that morning, as did elected officials from years past and the current police chief. Mayor Pasquale Menna spoke about the importance of banding together as a community to fight against hate. Additional messages were presented by Red Bank Regional High School superintendent Louis Moore, Greater Red Bank NAACP president Min. Kerwin Webb, St. Paul’s Baptist Church of Red Bank Rev. Alexander Brown, United Methodist Church of Red Bank host pastor Rev. Jessica Naulty and others. A commemorative message was offered by Rev. Janet Jones, pastor of Shrewsbury Avenue AME Zion of Red Bank. Story by Allison Perrine | Photos by Patrick Olivero Rev. Terrence K. Porter, senior minister at Pilgrim Baptist Church, said this was a day to rejoice, not mourn. “We don’t come because Dr. King died; we come because his legacy still lives. And we come as a community to celebrate together and to enjoy each other’s company,” he said. “This day is about community,” celebrating “the wonderful diversity and the wonderful attitudes and perceptions of inclusion that permeate throughout this community.” She called him a role model in the community and said the Y committee agreed that he “perfectly aligns” with King’s legacy. RED BANK – People of all ages and backgrounds came together Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the powerful messages of equality he left behind that still ring true to this day. This article was first published in the January 23 – 29, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. To do so, he’s planning on gathering mayors from throughout Monmouth County to “deal with the issue of bias, race, race crimes, hate crimes, crimes of bigotry – issues that divide communities.” The audience gave him a round of applause after the announcement. Photo by Patrick Olivero “Wayne is a phenomenal guy,” said Laurie Goganzer, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County. “We wanted to celebrate him for his efforts throughout his career in building inclusion and diversity.” At United Methodist Church of Red Bank Jan. 20, pews were filled by at least 200 people as the church hosted its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Commemorative Celebration. Community leaders spoke before the energetic crowd throughout the morning of song and prayer. Additionally, Wayne Boatwright, vice president of diversity and inclusion with Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award recipient. He was honored for “his efforts to put Dr. King’s principles and ideals into action by helping to build inclusive and diverse work environments and communities,” a press release stated. Menna noted that hate and bias crimes increased by 16 percent from 2017 to 2018. “That is a saddening reflection on the state of our nation and it’s also not a very good reflection on our well-being as a people, as individuals and as communities,” he said. “I think it’s about time that we recommit ourselves as local leaders to confront the issue head-on.” “I’ve been attending the same services now for 31 years,” he said. “I see a lot of the same individuals who faithfully and traditionally have been part of our journey as a community to maintain not only the memory but the ideals of Dr. King.” But he said he was saddened not to see new community members in the audience. Togetherhood projects will be done monthly, starting with a winter clothing drive to support families in need at Lunch Break, the Red Bank-based nonprofit. For that, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is collecting new and gently used coats, hats, mittens, socks and other winter clothing items at its Red Bank, Freehold and Old Bridge locations. Collections will be accepted through the end of January. On Friday morning, Jan. 17, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County kicked off the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations with the 31st annual commemorative breakfast, this year held at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. There were 300 attendees including area residents, students and community and business leaders gathered to celebrate King’s legacy. The church provided attendees with programs about the morning, which also featured a list of 10 things people might not know about King. A few facts on the list include that King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin; that he entered college at 15 years old; received his doctorate in systematic theology; delivered a national address on voting rights before his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial; was imprisoned about 30 times; and that he escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death. “I’m super excited about Togetherhood. It’s an amazing program,” she said. “We felt this was the perfect community to introduce this opportunity to and it was the perfect event to launch it.” For more information about the YMCA Togetherhood initiative or volunteer opportunities, visit ymcanj.org/togetherhood. Local community leaders linked hands at United Methodist Church in Red Bank Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Photo by Patrick Oliverolast_img read more