Charity stores threading on a budget

first_imgUnstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter NewsCommunityCharity stores threading on a budgetBy Cian Reinhardt – August 29, 2017 1570 Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick Store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick charity store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.THE DILEMMA of what to wear to the tenth wedding of the year or trying to make a splash for a job interview needn’t be a bank-breaker, charity bosses say.“Whether people are looking for an outfit on a night out, a wedding or a job interview. I would say you don’t have to look past charity shops,” said Linda Hayes, National Council for the Blind of Ireland Store Manager, Williams Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The outfits we get in are fabulous, you have everything even the big name brands if you’re lucky. If you take the time to browse and have a good root around you can find anything in a second-hand shop,” she added.As a demonstration, Linda Hayes dressed Limerick Post journalist, Paul Saunders in an outfit that would suit for a wedding, and another casual outfit for an evening socialising.“The things that are donated – admittedly they are worn – but a lot of the clothes are high-quality items and will last you a long time,” added Linda.Nora O’Dwyer, regular customer, Kay Ryan, NCBI, Paul Saunders, Limerick Post, Frances Connery and Linda Hayes, NCBI.The NCBI Store Manager explained many charities are partially funded by the government, but like the NCBI can have a deficit to make up, as is the case for the NCBI with almost €3 million needed to keep their operations fully-funded.The “wedding outfit”, made up of a suit jacket, waistcoat, shirt, tie, pants and shoes came in a just €29. Paul’s casual outfit was a pair of chinos, a Farah shirt and a pair of shoes for the steal price of €17.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Community section. Facebook TAGScharityclothesCommunityfashionNCBIshop Print WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLimerick’s Steve Spade set to amaze Picnic audienceNext articleGarda appeal for help in finding missing person Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Limerick webinar on Slow Fashion & Capsule Wardrobe last_img read more

Presenting Your 2017 Electric Forest Festy Awards: Weekend Two

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Adam Straughn Photo: Adam Straughncenter_img Electric Forest boasts one of the most diverse festival lineups around, perfecting the Venn diagram model of bringing together the best in jam, electronic, funk, crossover acts, and everything in between. Beyond the music, Sherwood Forest is filled with all sorts of magical, bizarre, and unique musical experiences that one would never find anywhere else. With a little bit of something for just about everyone, we decided to break down our favorite sets from this past weekend by category. Presenting: your 2017 Electric Forest Weekend Two Festy Awards!Best Dance PartyThe String Cheese Incident graced the Ranch Area on Saturday night with a roaring dance party dubbed, “The Big Shebang.” String Cheese tore through the evening with a glistening matrimony of production and sound. The upbeat set touted both Cheese originals and covers, such as “Dear Prudence,” and spectacular collaborations. Artists Matisyahu and Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, to name a couple, graced the stage for soul heavy, electronic jams. The four-hour long dance party was vast and impressive, transforming the Ranch Arena into an enlivening ballroom, leaving spirits upbeat and entranced.Best Rock and RollLotus rears a sound that is instrumental based, while it yet teeters on peculiar electronic synthesis. Lotus presented a Friday night set at Sherwood Court, boasting their archetypal confidence. Their sound was profound and cumbersome, while it threw nods to traditional rock and roll. The crowd was immersed in immense instrumentals and the upbeat vibe that ensued. Lotus’ set included established songs, “Flower Sermon>,” “Greet the Mind,” and “Move Too Fast,” while they included impressive takes on non-traditional content as well.Best JamsJam-heavy powerhouse, Lettuce, consumed the Forest once again for a lively set that boasted their unique sound, filled with blissfully intoxicating beats. With psychedelic undertones, the band encompassed attendees in rhythmic groove and upbeat energy. The marriage of synthesis along with tried and true instrumentals are what construct the band’s’ signature vibe. Those in attendance were not left disappointed to say the least, as the set commenced with powerful jams led by melodic melodies.JamtronicaJam band quartet TAUK undoubtedly brings the heat when it comes to the synthesis of electronic music and sweet, organic jams. Members Isaac Teel, Matt Jalbert, Charles Dolan, and Alric “A.C.” Carter have embedded their sound into the modern, progressive jam band era. Together, band members utilize an impressive array of instrumentals while they infuse electronic elements as well. This sets the stage, quite literally, for a unique presentation of sound that is truly glorious when seen live. Here, there are soulful elements with the principal features of rock and a glistening silver lining that dances on the border of electronic music. Any set touted by TAUK transcends what can be expected of live music, and their presentation at Electric Forest was no exception to that. Each member of the audience was entranced as the group constructed organic improvisations and band classics as well.Best Group CollabAlix Perez and bass-music heavyweight, EPROM, have joined forces to present, “Shades.” Individually, the artists are deeply rooted in bass-culture. EPROM crafts a sound that is deep, dark dance music material. Production on previous EP’s play around with the depths of bass music and emulate commendable manipulation of electronic synthesis. With the newest release of the 5-track EP, “Pineapple,” the artist evinces pure skill in the intertwining of bass with a high energy vibe, The production, Shades, with the help of Perez delves deeper into the depths of bass music shining a light on the work that is true head-banging music. The artists immersed the Tripolee stage in a dub-filled, glitch-laced fog.Best ElectronicNora En Pure is a hidden gem when it comes to electronic music. The petite blonde boasts a sound that bubbles with progressive delight and delivers the euphoric bedrock that shapes electronic music as a whole. The artist decorated her set with contemporary anthems and later blessed the crowd with her remix of “Hope.” Overall, the Nora En Pure takes the cake for best electronic artist of the weekend with her beautiful, light-hearted sound that penetrates each listener with great elation.Best DowntempoWhile the weekend was anointed with a plethora of smooth instrumentals, downtempo aficionados turned their heads to Conspirator. The duo, The Disco Biscuits’ staples Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner blend groovy acoustics with smooth beats that flows into the depths of smooth rhythms. The duo undoubtedly brought the heat for weekend two, with a high-energy feel and soul soothing euphoria. The downbeat vibe in conjunction with their unique craft shrouded the audience in bliss and marked them one of the weekend’s’ best acts.Most Genre-Binding SetArtists Ott and Russell Scott of Russ Liquid both approach electronic music with a unique touch. Ott’s music generates a sound that is psychedelic and electronically oriented, and while Russ Liquid has a similar foundation, Scott integrates traditional funk. The two came together to produce one of the most genre-binding sets of the weekend with a psychedelic groove. Ott has been a long awaited artist at Electric Forest as his set was canceled in 2016, but he evidently arrived this year with a boom, leaving the audience entranced.Best Act You Might Have MissedNahko and Medicine for The People closed out the Jubilee tent on Saturday night with a set that was not to be missed. The collective, reared by Nahko Bear, presents a take on organic acoustics, intertwining multicultural roots and an uplifting sound. The crowd was graced with tracks such as “Budding Trees,” a song that touches on manifesting dreams into reality. Overall, if you were lucky enough to be in attendance for this set, your spirits were undoubtedly in high spirits. This set was truly a treasure waiting to be found.Funkiest Electro/DiscoOpiou closed out the Jubilee tent on Saturday night with a funk-filled bang. The Australian-born is no stranger to electronica and funk with his integration of bubbling synthesis and prominent horns. The artist integrates glitch, funk, and jazz with an electronic take on traditional sound. Simply put, Opiou’s sound is a marriage of transcendental funk and an electronic kick. While his music boasts funk off of the stage, his lively set took it one step further. In exploring the dimensions of funk from a modern perspective, his set was one of the weekend’s funkiest.Weirdest Thing We SawKnown for constantly reinventing the wheel, a relatively new addition to the festival is the Hangar Stage — a trippy, 1940s-style saloon complete with a beauty parlor, buffing/massage station, fake tattoo parlor, bowling alley, barber shop, and more oddities. Hidden within this magical world is a secret speakeasy, only accessible to those gifted a special dog tag by someone “in the know.” Once inside, guests are greeted by early 20th century stewardesses who remain firmly in character and guided back to a special bar and lounge where a burlesque dancer and singer exhibits her “bare” talents for an unknowing audience. Someone even proposed on stage inside this spectacular secret hideaway!Trippiest Place to SeeWhile the festival’s lineup is not to be discredited, the music alone is not what keeps guests returning to Electric Forest year after year. Attendees seek weird and wonderful experiences inside the magical, mysterious world of Sherwood Forest. One welcome newcomer to the neighborhood this year was a psychedelic church, complete with pews, an alter, and a trippy backdrop centered around a third eye. At any given time of the day or night, you could find yourself at church in the midst of a wild dance party, game show, or some bizarre form of performance art.Dirtiest House MusicBlack Tiger Sex Machine graced Sherwood Court on friday night with their trademark sound. The trio boasts a high energy vibe that defines genres and delves into the depths of bass music. Their big-room sound was laced with hefty synthesis and attracts a crowd keen to the undeniable dirty house.See below for a full gallery from both weekends by photographer Adam Straughn!Electric Forest 2017 | Photos by Adam Straughnlast_img read more

Vote to censure USG Senator Meagan Lane fails

first_imgDuring the meeting, Geschwind requested the senators vote through an anonymous ballot. They unanimously rejected his request, which resulted in a transparent vote. Sen. Max Geschwind moved to censure Sen. Meagan Lane at an Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday. Geschwind alleged that Lane had not upheld officer conduct when she used “vulgarity” in a USG meeting two weeks ago during her senate update presentation. “My memory has become a little fuzzy since those words were said, and I really don’t want to butcher the words accidentally,” Geschwind told the Daily Trojan after the meeting. When asked by other senators to identify which comments he was referring to, Geschwind refused to name specific comments Lane made that prompted his motion to censure her. At the Jan. 15 meeting, Lane delivered a routine update on her current USG activities. Similar to other senatorial updates delivered this semester, Lane began her presentation on a personal note by talking about her boyfriend and winter break. “Quite frankly it just felt like a personal attack,” Lane told the Daily Trojan. “If I had said something offensive or done something I shouldn’t have done, then people would have remembered it, they would have known about it and it would have been dealt with. But it wasn’t.” Geschwind, a senior majoring in political science, is not eligible for re-election this year. USG Sen. Max Geschwind moved to censure fellow senator and vice presidential candidate Meagan Lane at the USG meeting Tuesday. (Emily Smith/Daily Trojan) According to Geschwind, other USG members, who he requested remain anonymous, encouraged him to use his power as senator to call for Lane’s censure. The Senate voted against the censure 11-1, with Geschwind casting the dissenting vote. Geschwind’s motion to censure Lane occurred a week before the USG voting period; Lane is currently campaigning for vice president. “Max, your language tonight is not only coded, it is racially charged,” said Sen. Michaela Murphy, who is running for USG president as Lane’s partner. “I am … beyond disappointed in your actions tonight, especially the fact that you did not say anything to Meagan before this. It’s shocking.” “It does feel very conveniently timed,” Lane said. “To bring something up that happened two weeks ago, the day after [the debate], is very suspicious … I don’t want to make any accusations about Sen. Geschwind … but in fairness to myself, it felt horrible to be up there. I was shaking [and] holding back tears.” “[Regarding] Sen. Murphy’s comments — because she said my comments were racially charged — I was so saddened to hear her say that,” Geschwind told the Daily Trojan. “I shouldn’t take it to heart because I feel like we were all a little caught off guard.” “I believe that we need to hold each other accountable,” Geschwind said during the meeting. “A couple of points in the agreement form that we signed was that we wouldn’t tarnish the reputation of this organization that we serve publicly. That’s what I believe happened two weeks ago due to [Lane’s] use of vulgarity and poor behavior.” Following the end of the vote, Geschwind told the Senate he should have reconsidered his actions during the meeting. “The way I went about it was wrong. I regret some of the things I may have said,” Geschwind said. “Going back, I may have done it differently … I should have had that conversation with her.”last_img read more