Courts Dominica hosts ‘Super Mom Challenge’ ahead of Mother’s Day

first_img 23 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Courts Dominica hosts ‘Super Mom Challenge’ ahead of Mother’s Day by: – May 11, 2012 Courts Dominica will host the first ever ‘Super Mom Challenge’ on Friday to show appreciation for mothers ahead of Mother’s Day 2012 celebrations.Every year, the second Sunday in May is set aside as Mother’s Day affording persons an opportunity to honour their mothers.The challenge will be hosted at the organization’s Roseau outlet and is open to anyone who believes that they possess the skills and fortitude to complete the challenges outline bellow in the shortest possible time.Participants will have to compete in eight (8) challenges while holding a baby.They will be judged on adherence to allotted time, skills, confidence and overall presentation.The winner will receive EC$2000.00There will also be in-store specials during the challenge for persons who would want to do last minute shopping for the mothers in their lives.The competition will commence from 3pm.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

GAA NEWS – NAOMH NAILLE FACE LIFFORD IN CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgSlotto: No winner of this week’s slotto, numbers drawn were 4, 1, 7, 5, 3, 2, 6. Consolation prize of €80 goes to Michael Kerrigan, Glencoagh.Games: The senior and reserves are playing at home again this weekend against Lifford in the 2nd leg of the championship, reserves at 1.30pm and seniors at 3pm. Good luck to both teams and management. The seniors had a good win over Lifford in the league over the weekend keeping them top of the table.The club would like to congratulate Joe Mc Intyre, Glencoagh on making the U18 Irish soccer squad. Well done Joe such a great achievement. Well done also to David McGuckin who had the great opportunity to play in Croke Park with a selection of U12s picked out of Ulster. David and his family had a great day he got a tour of the stadium and he sported the Naomh Naille jersey out on the pitch. Well done David.The U12 girls had their first blitz of the summer last week in four masters were thay played the hosts, Ballyshannon and Bundoran. They put up some great performances in every game in warm conditions. Well done Girls.U10 boys and girls are playing in a blitz away in dungloe this Friday due to the Donegal game on Saturday. Good luck to all and have fun!Tickets: The club will be getting a limited amount of tickets for this weekend’s game, Donegal v Laois on Saturday in Carrick on Shannon. Any club member looking for a ticket needs to come to the club house this Thursday at 8pm. It will be first come, first serve so come early to be in with a chance. Juveniles need to be accompanied by an adult. Club Meeting: The monthly club meeting was postponed on Monday as a mark of respect to the McLoone and McGroary Families. May Fr. John and Nan Mc Groary rest in peace. The monthly meeting will now be held Monday 29th July at 9pm. GAA NEWS – NAOMH NAILLE FACE LIFFORD IN CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Naille GAA noteslast_img read more

US man to hike 2650 miles to fund Costa Rican shrine

first_imgTold in one sentence, the story sounds surreal: A young man hears a mystical voice in the Amazon, so he decides to walk 2,650 miles to raise money to build a stone temple in the Costa Rican rainforest, all the while carrying a crystal skull from Peru.Joe Hudson is the guy who is actually doing this. The California native spends much of his time in Costa Rica, where he owns property near Dominical on the southern Pacific coast. He’s a seasoned surfer and a professional chef. He loves the outdoors and has regularly taken multi-week hikes in U.S. national parks. He prefers not to publish his age, but Hudson is fit and upbeat and looks 10 years younger than he is. With his West Coast cadence and dreamy delivery, Hudson sounds earnest about his bizarre plan.“I always wanted to hike the Pacific Crest Trail,” recalled Hudson over Skype the other day. “But I never really had a date set on it.”Known among hikers as the PCT, the Pacific Crest Trail is a network of paths that leads from the Mexican border to British Columbia, cutting through three U.S. states and bisecting the Rocky Mountains. Already popular among long-distance hikers, the PCT became even more famous with the publication of “Wild,” Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir of walking the trail alone. The full transect is a massive undertaking and requires months of physical exertion, often at high elevations.Divine Inspiration?Hudson planned to take on the PCT about a year and a half ago, but he broke his foot and had to delay the trip indefinitely. He spent some time surfing, helping a friend with his farm and cooking part-time. “I was basically putting it off,” Hudson now admits. Then, last March, Hudson decided to go to Peru, where he would visit Machu Picchu, take a boat to the Amazon, and try “plant medicine” with a local shaman. Joe Hudson (center, in red hat) poses with a group atop Machu Picchu. It was his journey to the ruined Incan city that largely inspired his dream to build a temple. Courtesy Joe HudsonWhile Hudson didn’t identify the plant in question, he was discriminating in his selection of spiritual rites: Hudson preferred an indigenous Amazonian village with an experienced, traditional shaman. He knew that the ritual might involve intense visions and emotional upheaval. Hudson was part of a group of travelers, and each responded to the ritual in different ways.“I don’t really hear things in my head or have crazy experiences,” Hudson said. “But in my head I heard two words, really loud and clear: ‘Get out.’ And I was taken aback. I was like, ‘What does that mean?’ You’re not really supposed to leave the temple during the ceremony. The temple is really protected. They don’t really recommend you go outside. So I just sat on it.”Soon after, Hudson flew to Cuzco, and when he looked through his porthole window, he saw a single snowcapped mountain poking through the blanket of clouds. Hudson has trouble describing how these events affected him exactly, but he suddenly sensed an oncoming revelation.“All of a sudden it just hit me: ‘Go hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Don’t wait,’” he recalled. “It was interesting, because this hasn’t happened to me before. Usually I’m a planner. I think things through. But this just hit me.” Courtesy Joe HudsonSet in StoneHudson says his Peru expedition had a profound effect, both on him and his companions. After seeing the ruins of Incan architecture, Hudson felt inspired to build his own stone temple on his Costa Rican plot. The result is the Pacific Crest Sun and Moon Project.“I wanted something that would last for centuries, and not just decades,” Hudson said. “My idea is to build something out of stone. I want people to say, ‘You’ve got to check out this crazy temple this Gringo built in the valley.’ We’re not just going to build it randomly. We want to make sure it lines up with celestial events. I want this temple to be a cornerstone, so that the valley can grow. I can imagine in the next five or six years, we’ll have a thriving community there.”Hudson is vague on details, but he imagines building greenhouses, creative spaces and healing centers. He wants to use alternative energy systems and sustainable infrastructure. He wants a nondenominational temple – “The word temple is used loosely” – but he has spiritual expectations for the site.To raise funds for the temple and its satellite projects, Hudson is using his PCT pilgrimage as a fundraiser. He hopes to receive pledges on a per-mile basis. “If you sponsor me at 10 cents a mile,” Hudson said, “that’s 250 bucks.” As it happens, the fundraiser has already made headway: Hudson has received pledges of 50 cents per mile from friends and fellow travelers. “Without taking one step, I’ve got about $6,000 committed. I think once I get five, six hundred miles in, people are going to see the commitment level and think about supporting. I think a lot of people won’t know me, but they’ll want to support a little micro-community in rural Costa Rica.”Hudson has garnered the support of numerous creative friends, including Carey Thompson, the artist who constructed a bamboo pyramid at the 2014 Envision Festival, among countless other projects. Thompson will help Hudson with the temple’s design. Meanwhile, Hudson’s friend Jonah Bolt, an experienced radio host and metaphysics guru, is helping to write grants for the project. His friend Vinni Perri has volunteered to drive along the PCT and resupply Hudson along the way. (Stopping for provisions burns an enormous amount of time). Finally, because Hudson will have limited access to internet while hiking the trail, his friend Caroline Palmer will document the trip through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and an official website.While the journey may seem odd to some, Hudson is accustomed to eccentric undertakings: He once built a “surf pirate ship” with a friend, and he has walked across the entire state of Montana. Yet some of his more peculiar ideas have given way to practicality: Hudson hoped to bring a walking staff crafted in Peru, as well as a crystal skull.“My original idea was to take the stick with me, but it ended up being really heavy, and the skull weighs about three pounds,” Hudson said, chuckling. “As much as my mind wanted me to, I had to face the realization that it’s all about weight.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Comedy homage, massive DJ party and other happenings around Costa Rica Here’s why you shouldn’t miss Costa Rica’s International Book Fair Artist Justin Griffin-Zúñiga receives first solo show in Costa Rica Announcing ‘News and Brews,’ a Tico Times eventlast_img read more