first_imgThe origami peacock for peace is made of more than 2,000 pieces of paper. It’s three feet wide and roughly two feet tall. (Photo by Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau)Middle East exchange student Haytham Mohanna and the Thunder Mountain High School Art Club presented an origami peacock of peace to the Alaska State Legislature on Monday. The peacock is made of more than 2,000 pieces of folded paper.Download AudioMohanna says the peacock represents the dreams of the people of Gaza, his home country.“I hope this peacock, which symbolizes the peace, go in each mind and each heart, and really rise our mind about the wars and conflicts,” Mohanna says.Mohanna is studying at Haines High School through an exchange program funded by the U.S. State Department.He learned how to make an origami peacock from a teacher in Gaza and taught the process to Thunder Mountain art club students while he was visiting Juneau. It took the club three months to fold more than 2,000 pieces of paper. The peacock is about three feet wide and two feet tall.Art club coordinator Heather Ridgway says she didn’t immediately know where the peacock should be displayed. She wanted it to be in a place where it could inspire people.“It was like, ‘Oh, of course, we’ll take it to the capitol. They are working on major issues that require everyone to commit time and attention and do a careful job and work together and be patient, just like making this peacock. Let’s give it to the legislature,’” Ridgway says.Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan calls Mohanna an artist and says the peacock will definitely inspire visitors to the capitol and lawmakers.“I can guarantee you that people will reflect on it and hopefully bring good things and remember that, you know, we’re all trying to come in peace,” Egan says.Until a permanent place can be found for the origami peacock, it’s temporarily displayed in the House Speaker’s Chambers.last_img

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first_imgMargaret McGreevy and Molly Sweeney, pupils from Scoil Mhuire in Milford, have been awarded the Best Presentation Skills in the 2017 Mount Charles Big School Cook Off in association with the Irish News and Business in the Community.From over 120 entries to the first stage of the competition, Margaret and Molly cooked a dish of mussels, sourced directly from Mulroy Bay, accompanied by homemade brown bread. They competed against six other schools at James Street South Cookery School in Belfast, only narrowly missing out on the overall winner’s trophy.Picture: Trevor Annon, Chairman of Mount Charles, Molly Sweeney and Margaret McGreevy, Scoil Mhuire Pupils and Dominic Fitzpatrick Managing Director, Irish News. The Big School Cook Off was created by Mount Charles, Ireland’s largest locally owned foodservice company, to inspire young people to improve their cookery skills and to better understand how to cook good, healthy meals on a budget.The team from Scoil Mhuire, Milford was one of 39 teams of pupils from Year 8 – Year 10 from 21 schools across NI and Donegal to compete in regional heats, where all teams were given the same set of ingredients to create a pasta dish of their choice, ready steady cook style.To reach the regional heat, entrants had to submit their own unique recipe on a budget of £5, using local ingredients where possible. The judges from Mount Charles assessed the entries using a strict set of criteria to determine who would progress in the competition.The schools that reached the final were Blackwater Integrated College (Downpatrick), Drumglass High School (Dungannon), Scoil Mhuire Milford (Donegal), St Genevieve’s High School (Belfast), St Mary’s College (Derry), St Ronan’s College (Lurgan) and St Patrick’s College Bearnageeha (Belfast) who were given a wildcard pass to the final at the Belfast heat. Eoghan Roarty, Principal at Scoil Mhuire, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the girls got this far and the experience has been fantastic both for Molly and Margaret and the entire school community.“I would like to pay special tribute to Elaine Nelis for all the support she gave the girls throughout the entire competition. All the hard work and dedication has certainly paid off!”Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director of Mount Charles said: “Massive congratulations to Molly and Margaret on winning the Best Presented Dish and thank you to the team at James Street South Cookery School for allowing us to hold the final in their kitchen.“I must say that their mussel dish was presented to restaurant standard and the fact that the mussels were locally sourced added another dimension to the dish.“The atmosphere in the cookery school was absolutely electric, each team put their heart and soul into their dishes and should be very proud of their achievement in reaching the final. “Our hope is that they all leave the competition with increased confidence and skill where cooking is concerned, a healthy appetite for the wonderful local produce we have here in Northern Ireland, and maybe even a hankering to take it up as a career some day. We are always on the hunt for fresh talent!” he added.John Brolly, Marketing Manager at the Irish News said: “It was fantastic for the Irish News to be involved in the Big School Cook Off with Mount Charles as the energy and the passion of the young students towards the whole initiative has been amazing to experience.“I would like to thank all the schools, teachers and students who took part as it was a pleasure to see first hand the high standards that they have set for themselves. Their professionalism was simply outstanding.”Scoil Mhuire pupils cook up a storm at ‘Big School Cook Off’ was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Margaret McGreevyMilfordMolly Sweeneyscoil mhuire milfordlast_img

first_imgArsenal have signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon on a ‘long-term contract’, the Premier League club have announced.The 26-year-old striker has reportedly penned a five-year deal at the club and moves to north London for a rumoured club-record fee of £52million.The Frenchman becomes Arsene Wenger’s second signing of the summer, following Sead Kolasinac’s arrival in June.Lacazette spent Tuesday afternoon at the club’s London Colney HQ where he successfully underwent a medical after agreeing personal terms with the Gunners.Following confirmation of Lacazette’s move, striker Olivier Giroud’s immediate future with the club is likely to come under serious scrutiny, with the French international being linked with a transfer to Everton. #LacaNewSigning 🔴— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 5, 2017 The 26-year-old striker moves to north London for a reported club-record fee of £52m 1 Manager Arsene Wenger said: “We are very happy to have Alexandre join our group.“He has shown over a number of years that he can score goals and that he is a very efficient finisher. As well, he has very interesting technical qualities and a strong character.“So he is a guy who is a great addition for us, and someone who will help us challenge at the top level this season.”Arsenal also are looking to tie down key men Alexis Sanchez and Ozil, both of whom have just one year left on their current deal.Sanchez has been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.Speaking at the Confederations Cup, the Chile forward said he knew what his future had in store, but declined to reveal what it entailed.Ozil also has just 12 months left on his existing deal but posted a training picture on Twitter on Tuesday with the caption: ”Holiday is over and I’m back at @Arsenal training ground with fully charged batteries #YaGunnersYa”The German World Cup winner followed that up with another post on Wednesday, pictured smiling alongside England striker Danny Welbeck and forward Lucas Perez, who is expected to be allowed to leave the club in the transfer window having failed to establish himself as a first-team regular after joining from Deportivo La Coruna last summer.last_img

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