LEAPS can’t be stopped by inclement weather

first_imgAnn Louden’s Legacy Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course printSaturday’s torrential rain storm limited the options for students participating in the 15th year of TCU’s bi-annual volunteer day, but organizers said the day still ended in success.The volunteer day was held by LEAPS, an organization dedicated to bonding TCU with the larger Fort Worth community.Co-director Michael Nakhleh credited the hard work of the LEAPS team for rallying during site cancellations and ultimately making the event run smoothly.More than 500 students fanned out across Fort Worth and other parts of Tarrant County to read to children, assist the elderly, and take part in other community service events. Students volunteered at about 25 different sites, including Mission Arlington and the YMCA.Reading Frogs, which assigned students to read to third and fourth-graders, was one the most popular assignments.A TCU volunteer with her Reading Frogs group.Students of all ages laughed and shared the stories they were reading with one another. The elementary students also received free books and school supplies.TCU alumna Victoria Reneau, a teacher at Jackie Carden Elementary School, was happy to see TCU students getting her third-graders excited about reading.“I want them to walk away with a love of reading and an excitement about the future and going to college at a place like TCU,” Reneau said.Reneau, who studied early childhood development while at TCU, said she was glad to see the LEAPS spirit was still alive on campus.“My friends and I went every year and [Reading Frogs] was my favorite LEAPS activity; I did it every fall,” Reneau said.Nakhleh, a senior biology major, said participating in LEAPS as a first-year student was very rewarding.“It has taught me to always stop and look at my surroundings because a large part of my life might just be there waiting for me,” Nakhleh said.The LEAPS team celebrates the LEAPS 15th anniversary. ReddIt Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. Twitter + posts Twitter Previous articleSoccer finishes in scoreless tie with OklahomaNext articleCampus Recreation plans Full Moon Paddle trip for Tuesday Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars TCU students volunteer with Reading Frogs for the LEAPS day of service. Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Facebook Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” Linkedin Makenzie Stallo Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Linkedin ReddItlast_img read more

Something brown and smelly is coming from the kitchen tap

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Previous articleLimerick woman rescued from bridge over River ShannonNext articlePregnant Limerick mother died after hospital release Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillefeaturedIrish WaterlimerickWater Charges center_img Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michael Mulcahy with a sample of the water from his tap in Kennedy Park.Picture: Keith WisemanMichael Mulcahy with a sample of the water from his tap in Kennedy Park.Picture: Keith Wiseman“THE smell off it was putrid, it was like faeces.”This was the description of the gunky water coming from the kitchen tap of Kennedy Park resident Michael Mulcahy this Tuesday afternoon.According to the 56-year-old, who lives on an invalidity pension at his home on the Galvone Road, this is the second time in less than a week that his tap water has turned this murky colour. He turned on his tap around midday and was overwhelmed by the “rancid” stink and pigmentation of the water.“This is not a joke. It happened last Thursday as well and about two months before that too. It is happening far too often. Something needs to be done about it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “You should see the water in my tank in the attic. It is like brown shite. I also took a picture of a glass of water as it was coming out of the tap and it was filled with sediment. The stink off it was unbearable. It is just sickening. I certainly wouldn’t drink the water coming out of the taps.“I let the tap run for about ten minutes and the yellow colour eventually ran out of the water. I had clothes in the washing machine at the time and they were destroyed. The smell was disgusting. I had to put more washing powder in the machine and wash them all over again.Mr Mulcahy, who is opposed to water charges, said he didn’t call Irish Water to register his complaint as he feared this would be misconstrued as him signing up for the utility’s services.“I definitely have no intention of paying water charges. I am totally against them. The water up here is undrinkable and people are sick of the shite that is coming through the taps. It has to be a serious health hazard,”  he suggests.Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville is now urging anyone having difficulties with Irish Water, but who do not want to contact them directly, to get in touch with him.“I have contacted Irish Water and it seems that repairs were being carried out on the network in Kennedy Park that resulted in the water being contaminated. However, if water works leave the water undrinkable, the residents should at least be warned about this. It is not good enough for people to turn on their taps and find undrinkable, contaminated water,” he said.A statement from Irish Water said that they try to resolve all customer issues in a timely and efficient manner.“However, if we are not made aware of issues it makes investigating them difficult. Customers with any issues in relation to their water supply should contact our contact centre on 1890 278 278.“We are undertaking a national investment programme to address the acknowledged deficiencies in the country’s water infrastructure. €340 million was invested in improving water and wastewater services in 2014 and over €363 million during 2015,” the statement concluded. NewsLocal NewsSomething brown and smelly is coming from the kitchen tapBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 1029 Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more