Broadford pupils use body and mind to slay Dragon

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Facebook Print TAGSBizWorldDragons DenGaelscoil SáirséalJanesborolimerickOur Lady Queen of PeaceScoil Mhuire National School in Broadford NewsLocal NewsBroadford pupils use body and mind to slay DragonBy Alan Jacques – May 20, 2016 830 Linkedin Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img A TEAM of fifth class pupils from Scoil Mhuire National School in Broadford entered the ‘Dragon’s Den’ with a board game that gives both the mind and body a workout to claim first prize in this years BizFactor student enterprise competition.Young entrepreneurs Daragh Lynch, Jack Cremin, Muireann O’Callaghan, Hannah Cremin, Yvonne Stack and Sinead Reidy had participated in a BizWorld workshop earlier this year and were selected to participate in the national finals because of the high quality of their ‘Body and Mind’ idea.The Broadford students pitched their idea ‘Dragon’s Den’ style to a judging panel of high-profile figures from the world’s of enterprise and education including entrepreneur and investor on the RTÉ television show Gavin Duffy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “’Mind and Body’ is a shining example of a creative business idea, and the BizFactor judges were clearly impressed with how the Broadford team developed their business and presented their pitch,” said BizWorld Ireland chief executive Fiona McKeon.“The pupils who participated in the competition demonstrate all the characteristics of future business leaders: they are naturally curious and are bursting with ideas, imagination and creativity. Clearly, primary school is an ideal time to get children thinking about entrepreneurship and to start equipping them with relevant skills so that, in the future, they might take the courageous decision to start their own business,” she added.The competition was organised by BizWorld Ireland, the not-for-profit organisation that delivers free workshops to primary schools where pupils learn enterprise skills by developing a business idea and taking it from company formation to marketing to final accounts.Limerick was well represented at the competition with teams from Our Lady Queen of Peace, Janesboro and Gaelscoil Sáirséal also Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleSAFE jump to international platform via Cannes and Crypt TVNext articlePolish man converted Limerick houses to grow cannabis Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Eating Fruits, Veggies May Prevent Cancer

first_imgSummer’s fresh vegetables and fruits bathe your taste buds in fabulous flavors. Andthey’re chock full of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.Phyto what?”The ‘phyto’ means ‘plants,'” said Holly Alley, a nutritionist with theUniversity of Georgia Extension Service. “The plants we eat contain hundreds, perhapsthousands, of chemicals.”Don’t be so quick to say “yuck.” Phytochemicals are good guys. In fact, theymay be one of the best things about some of our favorite foods.”We don’t know exactly what they do,” Alley said. “But eating foods withphytochemicals may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.”Scientists have known for 20 years that people who eat lots of fruits and vegetablesare less likely to have most cancers, she said. But they haven’t known why.The answer, or at least some of the answers, may be in the phytochemicals. Researchersare studying this group of compounds to find out exactly how they affect people’s health.So far, they’re pretty sure they’re not like vitamins.”Vitamins are essential chemicals in foods that prevent and cure specificdiseases,” Alley said. “For instance, if you don’t get vitamin C in your diet,you’ll get scurvy. And if you get scurvy, taking vitamin C will cure it.”If you don’t get phytochemicals in your diet, you won’t necessarily get cancer.”And so far,” she said, “there’s no evidence that eating foods withphytochemicals will cure any type of cancer.”But the evidence is growing, she said, that these compounds may help protect youagainst certain cancers. They seem to have a number of functions.Some, Alley said, may help your body get rid of cancer-causing agents, calledcarcinogens. Among them are limonenes, found in citrus fruits; ellagic acid, found ingrapes; caffeic acid, found in fruits; and allyl sulfides, found in garlic, onion, leeksand chives.Others may help keep cancer cells from growing. Two of these are protease inhibitorsand saponins, both found in beans.Still others are believed to block estrogen, a hormone that increases the risk ofbreast and ovarian cancer. These include isoflavones, found in beans; and indoles, foundin vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and greens.These compounds’ names are long and strange now. “But they may become as common asvitamin names in the future,” Alley said.Cooking may destroy a few of the compounds, such as allyl sulfides in garlic. Butcooking can actually make some chemicals more available.”So until we know more,” she said, “it’s best to eat a variety of bothraw and cooked fruits and vegetables. And phytochemicals are one more good reason to eatat least five servings a day.”last_img read more

Big weekend in the County Senior Hurling Championship with the semi-finals to be decided.

first_imgBut Maher admits they haven’t run into them on the pitch that often but acknowledges they have a lot of quality players. He described Templederry Kenyons as the most impressive team of the campaign up to now.Throw-in at Semple Stadium is at two o’ clock this Sunday and you can hear live updates on Tipp FM. Thurles Sarsfields Chairman Michael Maher has been impressed with their opponents.They’ll face Templederry Kenyons in Thurles on Sunday. Sarsfields needed extra-time to edge past Nenagh Éire Óg in their quarter-final, while Templederry had less trouble disposing of Burgess.last_img read more

Black Stars end year on the decline in FIFA rankings

first_imgThe Black Stars of Ghana end the 2015 year in 33rd position on the FIFA Rankings.This comes after FIFA released their latest world ranking for December 2015 which sees the Stars still third in Africa.Ghana went down on the FIFA rankings despite their 2-0 aggregate victory over Comoros in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying double header last month.The Black Stars have consistently gone down the rankings in the past three months moving from 28th to 30th and now 33rd.  .African Champions Ivory Coast continue to be the top ranked team in Africa with the Elephants currently ranked 19th in the world.The Desert Foxes of Algeria, the second highest ranked Africa team, are 29th on the latest rankings. Belgium, Argentina and Spain make up the top three, with world champions Germany slipping to fourth. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more