A bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from Limerick

first_img Previous articleWorld famous German band to compete in Limerick championshipNext articleTraveller halting site dispute escalates as accusations fly at Limerick council Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email NewsA bright future on the cards for nine-year-old Afton from LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2017 1014 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Afton Purtill hard at work on her homemade cardsONE of Limerick’s youngest entrepreneurs has shown that creative flair can spark some unusual business opportunities.Nine-year-old Afton Purtill has elevated her love of arts and crafts to launch her very own company, the appropriately named Afton’s Handmade Cards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A third class pupil at Scoil Dean Cussen in Bruff, Afton has produced greeting cards for every occasion and they are now moving into the public arena as she landed her first order from a local store.“I have always been into making things through arts and crafts and with the help of my mom (Ellen Twomey Purtill), we started making some cards to send to family and friends.“I was thrilled to make them and for them to be sent out for other people to enjoy” the Bruff schoolgirl said.“I commissioned her so to speak,” Ellen told the Limerick Post, “as I thought it would be just nicer and add that personal touch to give a handmade card.“Afton has a real flair for it now and she has taken it on with a real passion.Ellen said that she showed some of the cards to her friends and colleagues, “the next thing I know, people were asking me to get her to make the cards for them too.“That very first day, she got more than 50 orders for cards”.Such is the success and popularity of Afton’s Handmade cards, that she is now supplying shops in Limerick city.It’s plain to see that there is a bright future on the cards for this enterprising nine year old. See her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Aftonshandmadecards/ Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook Linkedin Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAftonAfton’s handmade cardslimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Javier Munoz is OUT’s Breakout Star & More

first_img Hamilton Javier Muñoz from $149.00 Star Files Javier Muñoz(Photo: Gavin Bond for ‘OUT’ magazine)center_img Related Shows Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Javier Muñoz is OUT’s Breakout StarHamilton headliner Javier Muñoz has been awarded Breakout of the Year in OUT magazine’s top 100 list of the most compelling people of the year. “If I can be a new face that people see that is HIV-positive and healthy and performing seven shows a week and kicking ass, then let that stand as a positive example for the person who is still living with that stigma and fear,” Muñoz told the magazine. Other stage favorites on the list include Taylor Mac, Michael Arden, B.D. Wong, Conrad Ricamora, Ivo van Hove, Nico Tortorella and Tituss Burgess.Get in the Holiday Spirit With Ann HaradaThe most wonderful time of year is almost upon us! Ann Harada is set to reprise her role as the sincere and sassy therapist from Avenue Q in Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and featuring an all-star bevy of Broadway beaus, the cabaret of show tunes and modern hits is scheduled to take place on December 12 at Howl at the Moon.Linda Lavin Enlisted for CandideLinda Lavin will appear in Harold Prince’s previously reported new staging of Candide, which is scheduled to run from January 6, 2017 through January 12 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. The Tony winner is set to play the Old Lady, alongside Jay Armstrong Johnson as Candide and Meghan Picerno as Cunegonde. Deadline reports that other names tapped for Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta include Gregg Edelman, Jessica Tyler Wright, Chip Zien and Brooks Ashmanskas.Neil LaBute & More Rally for OrlandoAfter Orlando, a series of short plays written in response to the tragic events in Orlando and recent gun violence in the U.S. and worldwide, will receive readings through January 31, 2017. Playwrights involved with the initiative include Neil LaBute and Lindsey Ferrentino; for more information on where the events are being held, click here.Watch Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart on the Big ScreenMiss Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land on Broadway in the 2013-14 season? Never fear, National Theatre Live will broadcast the West End incarnation of the show, live, to a movie theater near you on December 15. Click here to find a convenient locale and check out the trailer for Harold Pinter’s classic, directed by Sean Mathias, below. View Commentslast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RR vs CSK: Chennai beat Rajasthan by 4 wickets, Dhoni’s 100th win as captain in IPL

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A struggling Rajasthan Royals will desperately seek to revive their campaign when they host formidable Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League encounter in Jaipur on Thursday. Rajasthan is currently lying in the penultimate spot in the eight-team standings with just one win out of five games. Rajasthan’s sole win came against laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here and they would be banking on home comfort to upset defending champions CSK. In contrast, CSK is coming off a clinical seven-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders and are sitting pretty at the top of the table with five victories from six games. Under the astute captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK boasts of a perfectly balanced squad to excel on any surface and all conditions. The Royals, on the other hand, are still struggling to find their bearings. (LIVE SCORECARD)For LIVE updates: # Chennai Super Kings win by four wickets, this is the 100th win as captain for MS Dhoni # SIX! by Santner to win the match 4 wickets# WIDE BALL, now 3 runs required on the last ball# FOUR runs needed by Chennai Super Kings on the last ball # NO BALL again for height but no FREE HIT said by umpire# With three balls left, CSK needs 8 runs to win # MS Dhoni bowled by Ben Stokes at 58# SIX! by Jadeja on the first ball of last over and its a NO BALL# FOUR! on the last ball of 19th over, CSK now need 18 off the last over # MS Dhoni is the only hope left for the Chennai Super Kings # Ben Stokes removes Ambati Rayudu, CSK now needs 33 from 14 balls# With just three overs left, CSK needs 39 runs to chase down RR at their home ground # Only 5 runs added to the total, CSK 106/4 after 16 overs# After 15 overs, CSK 101/4 with Dhoni (34) and Rayudu (53) at crease# SIX! by Ambati Rayudu at long-on to Jaydev Unadkat# Now, Ambati Rayudu hits SIX at mid-off# Ben Stokes comes to bowl# SIX! again by Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# Only four runs in 12th over, Chennai Super Kings 68/4 with Dhoni and Rayudu at crease# FOUR! by Ambati Rayudu, CSK 64/4 after 11 overs# SIX! again by Dhoni 19 (13)# With 10 runs of the over, CSK 50/4 after 10 overs with Dhoni and Rayudu out in the middle# SIX! by MS Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# After 9 overs, Chennai Super Kings are 39/4 with Dhoni (5) and Rayudu (22) at crease# Kedar Jadhav also returns to pavillion cheap, CSK 24/4 after 5.5 overs# Faf du Plessis departs at 7, CSK in big trouble# Faf du Plessis hits lofted shot for a boundary but its just three runs at mid-wicket# With just five runs added to the total, CSK 10/3 after 3 overs# After two overs, Chennai Super Kings are 5/2 with Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis out at crease # Kulkarni picks Shane Watson wicket on duck # If CSK wins this game, it will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 100th win as captain in IPL # Chennai Super Kings need 152 runs to win# With 18 runs of the last over, Rajasthan Royals are 151/7# Shreyas Gopal, making the most out of it with back to back boundaries# Ben Stokes looks to hit big but Deepak Chahar bowls him out, RR loses their seventh wicket# Only 8 runs added, RR 125/6 after 18 overs# With just 4 runs added to the total, RR 117/6 after 17 overs# After 15 overs, Rajasthan Royals are 103/6 with Ben Stokes and Jofra Acher out in the middle# Back to back boundaries by Riyan Parag to Imran Tahir# Ravindra Jadeja picks his 100th IPL wicket as Steve Smith departs at 15# With half way through, Rajasthan Royals are 74/3 after 10 overs# After 9 overs, RR 71/4 with Steve Smith and Ben Stokes at crease # Rahul Tripathi returns to pavillion early, Ravindra Jadeja picks his first wicket# Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bowl # After 7 overs, Rajasthan Royals 58/3 with Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi out in the middle# Sanju Samson looks to hit big but gets caught by Shorey, RR 53/3 after 5.2 overs# Steve Smith gets on board with a boundary, RR 53/2 after 5 overs# With 13 runs added in the over, RR 48/2 after 4 overs# Shardul removes Jos Buttler at 23# With Buttler, Samson out in middle, RR 35/1 after 3 overs# OUT! After Deepak Chahar, MS Dhoni appeals and take review, Ajinkya Rahane departs at 14# After two overs, Rajasthan Royals are 25/2 with Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane at crease# Straight SIX by Jos Buttler, RR 11/1 after 1 over # FOUR! by Jos Buttler to Deepak Chahar# Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler comes out to bat in the middle.Chennai Super Kings Playing XI includes: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.Rajasthan Royals Playing XI includes: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni. last_img read more