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

Umphrey’s McGee Treats Iowa Fans To A Raging Summer Tour Opener

first_imgLoad remaining images On a beautiful summer night in Des Moines, Iowa, the Brenton Skating Plaza hosted an excellent rock show from Umphrey’s McGee yesterday, June 29th. The venue doubles as a place to go ice skating in the winter, but with the sun out and a slight breeze blowing into the large tent, the stage was set to rage with Umphrey’s McGee. The Wednesday night show to kick off UM’s summer tour was simply excellent.The first set opened with a standard “Andy’s Last Beer.” As per custom, the band tried to get the crowd to clap along with the relatively complex time signature of the bridge, unsuccessfully. Guitarist Brendan Bayliss, responding to the crowd’s effort, gave the sign of mediocrity with his hands and a smile on his face. “Walletsworth” followed, and veered from its normal mold by having a very short but cool jam before the final chorus.The middle of the set continued with standard versions of “Push the Pig,” “1348,” and the newer-tune, “Upward.” The highlight of the first set was “The Haunt.” A song that doesn’t get played nearly as much as it should, Umphrey’s rocked it hard before wandering out into improvisational space. As they jammed, they maintained the energy from the song. Guitarists Jake Cinninger and Bayliss worked off each other feverishly, which isn’t anything out of the ordinary, but keyboardist Joel Cummins did a great job of going toe-to-toe with them as he was banging out some of the highest notes that his keyboard would allow. The song slowly dissolved into just the keys themselves, and from there Cummins took it into the set closing “Fussy Dutchman.” It was a cool segue and the instrumental proved a great way to end the set.With the sun waning and lighting director Jefferson Waful ready to do his work on the tent ceiling, the second set began with a fun version of “40s Theme.” Perhaps Umphrey’s most reggae tune followed in “FF.” With the slow rhythm and the searing vocals, the song opened up afterwards and allowed for the band to go into exploration. The jam was fun, and slowly they built it up and up and up. The song that began as “FF” was clearly well beyond it at this point, but even a seasoned and veteran Umphreak couldn’t have guessed what would have followed. From reggae to metal, Umphrey’s jammed into the ending of “1348.” It was so unexpected and so cool and just one of those moments where everyone thought, “THIS is Umphrey’s!” It was a great segue and the best part of the show. Following that heat, relatively pedestrian versions of “Conduit,” “Hangover,” “Domino Theory,” and “The Floor” filled the second set out. “Dump City” was also in there, with some excellent albeit short improvisation.To close the night the band encored with “Higgins,” and it received the treatment. The jamming was great in the song; fans only wished it were longer. It was a great way to cap the night in the middle of Iowa. If Umphreaks are heading East, the band will be playing in Milwaukee tonight at Summerfest with a special Joel Piano Hour before the show. If Umphreaks are heading West, they no doubt will converge upon Red Rocks this weekend. And if Umphreaks are not heading anywhere and yearning for UM, the Red Rocks shows will be streamed here.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Brenton Skating Plaza, Des Moines, IA – 6/29/16Set 1: Andy’s Last Beer, Walletsworth, Push the Pig > 1348 > Upward, The Haunt > The Fussy DutchmanSet 2: 40’s Theme, FF > 1348, Conduit > Hangover, Domino Theory, Dump City, The FloorEncore: Higgins[Setlist via All Things Umphrey’s, photos via Ojeda Photography – full gallery below]last_img read more