Limerick girl Libby parts with her locks for Rapunzel

first_imgWE all know how little girls love their hair and nine-year-old Libby Rainsford is no different.Libby has had beautiful, long, flowing hair for most of her life. However, the popular second class pupil at Carnane National School, Fedamore, opted to part with her golden locks this week in aid of the Rapunzel Foundation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Founded in 2009, the Rapunzel Foundation is a charity organisation working to increase the supply of the high quality untreated human hair, which is used in the manufacture of wigs for people with alopecia and long term hair loss. According to the Foundation, the wearing of natural-looking wigs can help restore self-confidence often lost after developing alopecia.After coming across the charity on facebook and offering to donate her hair, Libby’s mum Valerie told the Limerick Post that she was “moved to tears” by her daughter’s “overwhelming” gesture. This week Libby, a huge One Direction fan — with Niall Horan her personal favourite – had her hair dramatically shortened by 18 inches by Catherine Cusack of Salon Petite in Fedamore.“She’s only ever had her cut once since she was born, so it was very emotional. We’re all very moved by her gesture and even her teachers were overwhelmed,” said mum Valerie.“She only had to give 14 inches but she had 18 inches cut off. It takes 20 to 25 ponytails to make one wig and Catherine at Salon Petite will keep Libby’s hair now with that of another girl’s she cut recently before it’s sent off to the charity,” she added.Bighearted Libby has now gone from having hair down her back to a very sharp and stylish bob.“Libby understood the significance of what she was doing and she’s smiling since she’s had her hair cut. She’s also enjoying the cool breeze on her neck during the hot weather, which is a new experience for her. We’re all very proud of her and it was a truly wonderful thing she did,” said Valerie.Libby and her family have also raised money through sponsorship for the Rapunzel Foundation and are urging other Limerick people to support the charity by donating funds or hair. For more details visit Previous articleCharity Craic-A-Palooza to celebrate Limerick artistsNext articleMrs Brown’s (Limerick) Boy Alan Jacques Twitter NewsLocal NewsLimerick girl Libby parts with her locks for RapunzelBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2014 1616 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Facebook Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSCarnane National SchoolfedamorelimerickOne DirectionRapunzel FoundationSalon Petite WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Temporospatial constraints in resources available to and used by hermit crabs: tests of models

first_img1. Resources vary critically in space and time so the ability of animals to utilize them necessarily does so in sympathy. For hermit crabs in coastal SW Madagascar, a critical resource is a suitable shell to habit, as is typical of the group. Quantification of resource status should therefore be as straightforward as counting shells on a beach. Only certain shells are exploitable, however, based on their condition, occupier status and attributes (such as size). 2. The total, total exploitable and empty shell densities (size classed) per unit area were measured from the shallow subtidal to landward range (100 m inland) of hermit crabs. The population density of resource exploiters (hermit crabs) was also measured (grouped by size classes) over a similar area, enabling calculation of the total number of exploitable shells per individual (based on appropriate match of resource and resource user) and the nested subset of empty exploitable shells per individual. 3. Resource bottlenecks and surpluses occurred at different (resource exploiter) life stages and at different positions on the shore. The proportion of available shell types used by hermit crabs was found to increase down shore despite the number of shell types availability showing the converse pattern. 4. Multiple regression models of shell use by hermit crabs were constructed that showed species and genus level trends. Five or more variables were almost equally significant in each of the models. Overall hermit crab size, site, habitat and local shell diversity were most important in determining the number of shell types used. 5. The proportion of interspecific vs intraspecific competition at each shore level was estimated using observed species-specific shell use patterns and population size class sizes. Observed competition followed the predicted sigmoidal pattern across the littoral zone but that of intensity of competition was different and bimodal. 6. Ordination (detrended correspondence analysis) showed that resource exploiter (species) specific shell suites heavily overlap in multidimensional niche space as is near universally described in the literature. When shell suites are ordinated by size class, however, species niches separate, even across sites, except at sizes where resources are not restricted. Niches are distinct but cryptic.last_img read more

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Puppet Titus Andronicus Now Open Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments The cast of Puppet Titus Andronicus features Rinkel along with Adam Weppler, Sarah Villegas, Christopher Gebauer, Alex Offenkrantz, Tom Foran, Drew Torkelson, Shane Snider, A.J. Cote, Mindy Leanse, Ross Hamman and Abby Judd. Puppet Titus Andronicus is presented by the Puppet Shakespeare Players, who combine Muppet style puppetry with improvisational comedy and first folio techniques. The show features silly-string gore, a bunch of angry goths, a villainous anthropomorphic boar and all of the deaths, dismemberment, cannibalism and crimes against humanity that make Titus the “poetic atrocity” that it is. Puppet Titus Andronicus They make murder and cannibalism look so…cuddly! Puppet Titus Andronicus opens at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre on July 30. The Ryan Rinkel-helmed production will run through August 17. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014last_img read more

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President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid advisors nix idea of U.S. lockdown to curb pandemic

first_img“I think of this as a dimmer switch, not an on-and-off light switch,” she said. “I think we need to close only those things that really are contributing to the spread, and really try to … as much as possible remain open, like schools, if they’re not contributing to the spread.”A handful of states and cities have started to implement tighter restrictions, including curfews, mask requirements and limits on group gatherings, ahead of the winter as scientists warn that the U.S. is entering what will likely be the “darkest days of the pandemic.”The U.S. has reported three consecutive days of record-breaking daily new Covid-19 cases, reaching a weekly average of 131,445 cases a day, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Many infectious disease experts, including White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, have tried to distance themselves from the term “lockdown,” suggesting the U.S. doesn’t have to resort to the widespread stay-at-home orders it adopted in the spring when the coronavirus first hit U.S. shores.When it comes to lockdowns, Biden has previously said he would listen to suggestions from scientists such as Fauci. The Biden-Harris Covid-19 plan, however, calls for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide communities with evidence-based guidance on when to close some businesses or schools depending on the degree of viral spread.“I don’t think a full lockdown is necessary nor would it be useful,” Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Thursday evening, saying he doesn’t agree with Osterholm’s call for a full lockdown.It would be beneficial to curtail some activities to wrestle coronavirus outbreaks, Jha said. Indoor dining at restaurants, gyms and casinos has become “a real problem,” though other activities, especially if they’re outside and people are wearing masks, can continue, he said.“A full lockdown is not what I would recommend at all,” Jha said. Osterholm later clarified his comments in an interview with NBC News, saying, “It was not a recommendation. I have never made this recommendation to Biden’s group. We’ve never talked about it.”A Biden transition official told NBC News that a shutdown “is not in line with the president-elect’s thinking.”Rather than adopting a comprehensive lockdown approach, Gounder told CNBC that state officials should focus on implementing tighter restrictions in regions of the country where there’s a high risk for the virus to spread, such as restaurants, bars and gyms, and aim to keep their schools open for students.- Advertisement – Two of President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus advisors pushed back Friday on the idea of a national lockdown to suppress the coronavirus pandemic.“As a group, really the consensus is that we need a more nuanced approach,” Dr. Celine Gounder, who sits on the panel and is an infectious disease specialist at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” adding that it was “not the opinion” of the group to institute such widespread restrictions across the U.S. “We can be much more targeted geographically. We can also be more targeted in terms of what we close.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Dr. Vivek Murthy, a former U.S. surgeon general tapped to help lead the group, said national lockdowns were recommended in the spring when scientists didn’t know as much about how the disease spreads and people were less fatigued from the pandemic.“We’re not in a place where we’re saying, ‘Shut the whole country down,”‘ Murthy said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” advocating for a more targeted approach. “If we don’t do that, what you’re going to find is that people will become even more fatigued, schools won’t be open to children and the economy will be hit harder.”Their comments come after another Covid-19 advisor to Biden, Dr. Michael Osterholm, who serves as director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told Yahoo Finance in an interview Wednesday that shuttering businesses for four to six weeks while paying people for lost wages could help suppress cases and hospitalizations to a manageable level.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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James Rodriguez bigs up ‘good’ Premier League transfer amid Man Utd and Arsenal talk

first_imgJames Rodriguez bigs up ‘good’ Premier League transfer amid Man Utd and Arsenal talk Solskjaer post-Europa League exit to Sevilla: ‘We’re not devastated’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:58FullscreenSolskjaer post-Europa League exit to Sevilla: ‘We’re not devastated’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Going to England would be a good thing, it’s a top league.’ He added: ‘I too would like to know where I am going. It may take days or weeks until I know where I am going. ‘I really don’t know. I want to go where I can play, where I am happy and where I feel loved by the whole world.’Rodriguez expressed his frustration at not being allowed to leave last summer as he finally prepares to move on to pastures new.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He [Zidane] has his own tastes for some players and he is respectable,’ Rodriguez said. ‘I don’t get involved there. When you see that you don’t have the same opportunities as your teammates, it’s difficult. I wanted to leave and the club wouldn’t let me leave. ‘I wanted to go where I could have played, I knew I would not have opportunities, because Zidane already had his base. ‘My wish was that the fans would have the memory of my previous stage at Madrid, not this … I did 36 goals and 42 assists.’Should Manchester United sign James Rodriguez?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains decision to recall David de Gea for Sevilla v Manchester UnitedMORE: Bruno Fernandes bemoans missed chances after Man Utd dumped out of Europa LeagueFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Rodriguez is looking for a new club (Picture: Icon Sport via Getty)James Rodriguez admitted he is keen on a summer transfer to the Premier League as his time at Real Madrid draws to a close. Rodriguez, 29, has been frozen out by Zinedine Zidane this season, starting just five times in La Liga and scoring once. He moved to the Santiago Bernabeu six years ago but spent two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich before returning to Madrid last season. However, he will now look to end his association with the club, who are willing to sell him for a bargain £23million. ADVERTISEMENTArsenal are said to be showing ‘the most’ interest in the Colombia international, while his representatives held talks with Manchester United chiefs.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd now he has publicly revealed that he would be keen on a move to these shores. ‘I’ve already been in several good leagues and the only thing missing is Serie A and the Premier League, you have to see where I want to go or where they want me to go,’ Rodriguez said on Daniel Habif’s podcast. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Aug 2020 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link990Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Man City lead race to sign £97.5m-rated Inter Milan striker

first_imgChelsea are big fans of the striker — one of the hottest properties in Europe — while Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested.But both La Liga clubs and Chelsea are either unable or unwilling to pay the buy-out figure.Martinez, 22, joined Inter from Racing Club in Argentina in 2018.The Argentine, who has hit 16 goals for Inter this term, has three years left on his contract.City boss Pep Guardiola sees Martinez as the long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.Inter’s hopes of getting him to agree a new deal were hit by the pandemic.And City’s chances have been boosted after former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo hailed Martinez as Aguero’s successor.Man City are leading the race to sign Inter Milan star Lautaro MartinezRead Also: Barcelona legends who influenced my career – ToureCrespo told Sky Sports Italy: “Lautaro could well be the new Aguero.“He’s not as sharp in his dribbling but he is more of a team player than Kun, who too often gets distracted and looks disinterested.“Lautaro is always participating in the move, so he can play as a long centre-forward or with another striker, even in a trident. I really like his mentality.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… City are ready to pay the £97.5million buy-out clause figure when the coronavirus crisis ends. Manchester City are hot favourites to win the four-way battle for Inter Milan golden boy Lautaro Martinez.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarianlast_img read more

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