Twin towns turn pink for breast cancer

first_imgVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith Wiseman Print Previous articleGarda vow on feuding gangsNext articleSwimming – Medal haul for Limerick Swimming Club John Keogh Stay SunSmart come rain or shine Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick A sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA SEA of pink washed over the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Sunday as they hosted the sixth annual Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer.This year proved to be the biggest event to date, with more than 1,000 walkers and runners and crowds in excess of 1,600 joining in the celebrations afterwards at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team and this year’s Killaloe Pink Ribbon Ambassador, led out the army of pink t-shirts on the 10k route from the Lakeside Hotel.She said: “It is an honour to be asked to support such an amazing charity. It’s so important to spread the good word, fight the fight and some day they will find a cure.”The first to cross the finish line with a time of 45.02 was Martin Pearl of Ballina, and right behind him was the first lady to pass the line, Mairead O’Callighan of Effin, Co Limerick with a time of 46.17.Carmell DeMello. event chairperson said on Sunday: “I am absolutely thrilled with today’s turnout. It is such an amazing cause, and I’m very proud of the residents of the town for all their effort in making today what it is.”Local businesses once again got involved dressing shop windows, and flying flags and balloons, while a bunting of pink bras swung proudly across the bridge joining the two counties.The funds from the walk go directly to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports vital services including the National Cancer Freephone Helpline (1800 200 700) staffed by specialist cancer care nurses.In 2011, specialist cancer nurses supported 22,120 callers to the National Cancer Helpline. A total of 741 of these calls came from the Mid West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.The Society’s advocacy service provides a voice for women with breast cancer in Ireland, while financial assistance is also available for those experiencing difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Other vital services include: health promotion, providing community and workplace programmes on breast cancer awareness and early detection; night nursing for critically ill patients.Some 8,110 nights of care were provided to 2,014 families in 2011, 996 nights of which were provided in the Mid West region.In addition, more than 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were provided to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011 with 58,553 distributed in the Mid West. Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Facebook Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Chris Dudley singer with the Mogley Mob during the warming up.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mogley Mob & DFN entertain the walkers as they cross the bridge.Picture: Keith Wiseman Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach Twitter Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon WalkCarmell DeMello, Chairperson of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon with Niamh Briggs, Ambassador of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon and Captain of the Irish ladies Rugby Team at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk. Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman TAGSAction Breast CancerballinaIrish Cancer Societykillaloeniamh briggsPink Ribbon Walk WhatsApp Linkedin NewsTwin towns turn pink for breast cancerBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 1393 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer sufferers Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Nicola Wood and the pink panters…Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mary O’Sullivan, Killaloe hanging Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streaklast_img read more

Andrews, Lawton, Moran Elected to Vermont Public Television Board

first_imgAndrews, Lawton, Moran Elected to Vermont Public Television BoardJulia Andrews, Lorilee A Lawton and Mary E Moran have been elected to the board of directors of Vermont Public Television, Vermont’s statewide public television network.  Andrews is a resident of Westford, Vt.  She is marketing strategist/account executive at Spike Advertising in Burlington.  Before that, she held sales and marketing positions at Comcast, Charter Communications and Competitive Computing.She is affiliated with Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and is co-founder of the Westford, Vt., Food Shelf.  She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.Lawton, of Colchester, Vt., is the owner, president and CFO of Firetech Sprinkler Corp. of Colchester.  Before that, she was owner and president of Colchester’s Red Hed Supply Inc.She has served on many local and national professional boards and currently is on the board of directors of Merchants Bancshares and Merchants Bank.  She is a graduate of the University of Vermont.Moran, who lives in Rutland, Vt., is superintendent of education for the Rutland City Public Schools.  Before that, she was assistant superintendent for the district.  She has been a history teacher and school administrator in Massachusetts.Active in professional organizations, she is past president of the Vermont Superintendents Association.  Other community service includes Rutland Housing Authority, Rutland Regional Medical Center and United Way of Rutland County.  She is a graduate of Boston College and holds a master’s degree from the college, as well as a certificate of advanced graduate study in school administration from Northeastern University.last_img read more

Old-School ‘Mindset and Culture’ Is Sidelining Traditional Utility Companies in Global Transition to Renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:For a risk-averse industry that has been slow to embrace change, overhauling the DNA of electric utilities stands as a bigger challenge than outdated regulations in the face of a market transformation driven by a renewable energy surge that is pushing down power prices, said Fintan Slye, CEO of EirGrid plc., which operates Ireland’s electric transmission system.Like their counterparts in the U.S., incumbent utilities in Europe are dealing with a rise in variable renewable energy and the emergence of upstart companies looking to cash in on a changing landscape in which customers are taking on a larger role in generating power and helping to maintain balance on the electric grid.“I think regulation certainly needs to change and evolve, but I don’t think that it is the thing that is holding the industry back,” Slye said Sept. 18 at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s The Future of Energy Summit in London. Instead, he pointed to issues with the “mindset and the culture and the approach in a lot of the incumbent companies, and trying to get that to a point where these new business models can, I suppose, flourish.”“We’re at a point where just because something worked for the last 50 years doesn’t mean that it’s the approach and the thing for the next 10,” Slye said.More: ($) As utilities face uncertain future, their biggest challenge may be themselves Old-School ‘Mindset and Culture’ Is Sidelining Traditional Utility Companies in Global Transition to Renewableslast_img read more

Weekend Picks: Canaan Valley Resort Wild Thing Weekend

first_imgCanaan Valley Resort in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, is inviting you to come to the valley and get wild this Saturday, March 1, for their Wild Thing Weekend. With more than 8 inches of fresh powder in the last three days and more on the way, everyone is hoping for an awesome powder weekend on the slopes. Limited lodging is still available for the weekend.  For the latest conditions, view the resort’s live webcam.Besides skiing, boarding and tubing, event activities include: a hot wing eating contest, boardercross comps, frozen t-shirt contest, and the Infamous Pond Jump. Kids will enjoy the saucer and lollipop races for the younger ones. Catch Bucky on the slopes and enjoy the outdoor live entertainment.In the evening, once the ski area closes, don’t miss the torchlight parade. Enjoy the Prime Rib Buffet in the Hickory Dining Room, DJ/Karaoke entertainment in the Laurel Lounge, and Glow Ice Skating (with free rentals). Get wild at Wild Thing Weekend.Canaan Valley Resort, 230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, WV 26260; Reservations: (800) 622-4121last_img read more

3 things to avoid when confronting an employee

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details If a member of your team is falling down on the job, approaching them with your concerns can be challenging. Despite your hesitations, it’s important that as their leader, you step up and confront them directly. Below are three things to avoid when addressing an employee to help make that awkward encounter just a bit easier.Making it about youThe key to a successful encounter with the employee is to view the situation from their perspective. Remember that a sit-down with their superior is understandably a nerve-wracking experience for them. Helping them to feel at ease will allow them to feel more comfortable opening up to you which will make the experience more productive.Being meanNo matter how serious the confrontation may be, how many concerns you have, or how frustrated you are, take time before the discussion begins to collect yourself. Do not go into the encounter with a temper or with strong emotion. Being a leader means that even if tough situations arise, it’s up to you to remain professional and encouraging.Being secretiveMake sure that all parties involved are fully aware of the reason for the encounter and what will be specifically discussed. That leaves no room for unrealistic expectations and also gives everyone involved the opportunity to be fully prepared.last_img read more

Woman’s illness raises Indonesia’s H5N1 total to 117

first_imgJan 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s health ministry announced that a 16-year-old girl from West Java province is hospitalized with H5N1 avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. This development follows new media revelations about details relating to recently confirmed H5N1 patients in China and Pakistan.The Indonesian girl got sick on Dec 30 and was hospitalized 5 days later, the WHO report said. The girl, who lives in the city of Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, was recently transferred to a bird flu specialty hospital, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported today.Joko Suyono, an official from Indonesia’s health ministry, told Xinhua that two tests confirmed that the girl was infected with the H5N1 virus. The girl’s illness raises Indonesia’s H5N1 case count to 117, while the number of fatalities stands at 94.An investigation into the girl’s illness found that chickens in her neighborhood died 2 weeks before she became ill, the WHO reported. Suyono told Xinhua that the girl ate three chicken eggs 2 weeks ago after chickens at her household died.In other developments, Chinese officials said this week that a 52-year-old man who is recovering from an H5N1 infection for which he was hospitalized in early December likely caught the virus from his 24-year-old son, who died of the disease in late November, Reuters reported yesterday.”The initial judgment is that it was an infection from close contact,” Mao Qun’an, Chinese health ministry spokesman, told reporters at a news conference, according to the Reuters report.The son and his father are from Nanjing, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. Their illnesses are recorded as the WHO’s 26th and 27th confirmed H5N1 cases, and the son’s death is China’s 17th fatality from the disease.Hans Troedsson, a WHO representative in China, told Reuters that human-to-human transmission through close contact between the son and the father could be not ruled out in the family cluster. “However, the biological findings at this state show that the virus has not mutated to a form that can be transmitted from human to human efficiently,” he said.Qun’an said China’s health ministry has still not determined the source of the son’s infection, because neither man reportedly had any contact with sick or dead birds, Reuters reported.Elsewhere, the American brother of Pakistan’s first H5N1 case-patient has been confirmed to not have the disease. Blood tests performed by New York State Department of Health Department revealed no antibodies to the H5N1 virus, the Canadian Press (CP) reported on Jan 9.Claudia Hutton, public affairs director for the New York State Department of Health, told the CP that the man’s negative antibody test result suggests that the man was never infected with H5N1.The man had traveled to Pakistan to attend the funeral of one of his brothers who is thought to be part of an H5N1 family cluster. According to earlier reports from the WHO, health officials had difficulty obtaining viable samples for testing, and though samples from only one brother have tested positive for the H5N1 virus so far, the WHO has said it believes the Pakistani case cluster represents a rare instance of apparent human-to-human transmission.After the brother, who lives in Long Island, NY, returned from his brother’s funeral in Pakistan, he told his physician that he may have been exposed to avian flu, according to previous media reports. However, samples from the man and his son—who also reportedly experienced flulike symptoms—tested negative in state and federal laboratories.Antibody testing on samples from the man’s son also came back negative, the CP report said.See also:Jan 11 WHO statementDec 7, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Father of Chinese H5N1 fatality has infection”Dec 17, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Possible H5N1 family cluster probed in Pakistan”last_img read more

Indonesians abroad share lessons learned from other countries’ COVID-19 responses

first_imgIndonesians studying abroad, from China to the Netherlands, are sharing their accounts of how the governments of their respective countries have prioritized the health sector over other sectors to slow the rate of COVID-19 transmission.China, where the virus was first detected, managed to significantly bring the number of COVID-19 cases down within three months by imposing strict lockdowns in areas heavily affected by the coronavirus disease.A candidate for a master’s of public diplomacy at Jilin University in China, Raihan Ronodipuro, said President Xi Jinping had conveyed in the early days of the outbreak that “maintaining public health is the government’s top priority”. “Chinese citizens, on the other hand, obeyed the government’s call to stay at home and sacrificed their social lives to control the virus’ spread. As a result, the country managed to control the outbreak in three months,” Raihan said.”Solidarity and discipline are the keys,” he said during a virtual discussion organized by nonprofit research organization Legal Culture Institute on Monday.China has passed its coronavirus peak and now records less than 10 new cases per day.Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, the government has taken strict measures to limit crowds, having imposed large-scale social restrictions on March 16. “Individuals found to have a gathering of more than three people should pay a fine of 400 euro [$436.92] each, while shops that do not pay attention to the health protocol should pay up to 4,000 euro,” Indonesian doctorate of law candidate at Leiden University, Yance Arizona, said.The Netherlands, which detected its first cases of COVID-19 in late February, had reported a declining infection curve in the past month. The daily infection number gradually went down to 148 on Monday from 1,066 on April 19. Indonesia’s infection curve, however, has fluctuated over the past four weeks. It reported a spike of 689 new cases on May 13 from 233 new cases two days earlier. On Monday, the country saw 496 new confirmed cases.Read also: COVID-19: Nearly 90,000 Indonesians return home after more than 700 infected abroadThe president of the Indonesian Students Association in Taiwan, Rizki Revianto Putra, said that Indonesia needed “decisive leadership” in this time of crisis to avoid blunders and overlapping policies.The Indonesian government’s latest move to allow public transportation services to resume, even as the mudik (exodus) ban remains in force, has apparently added unnecessary complications to the country’s physical distancing policy.Experts have slammed the move, saying that not only was it poorly calculated, but it also came at a time when the nation’s fight against COVID-19 should be strengthened, not relaxed. The travel relaxation resulted in long lines at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten last week, where some passengers reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.Topics : Authorities there, he explained, had focused on developing dozens of new emergency hospitals with 18,000 beds in less than 10 days to accommodate coronavirus patients.They also supported the mass production of protective gear like face masks and hazmat suits and distributed them nationwide to those in need, particularly health professionals.Read also: Hong Kong shutdown is a lesson to the world in halting coronavirusSchools, businesses and transportation services were subsequently shut down in the locked down areas to force people to quarantine themselves from the virus. The government played its part in distributing staple food and daily needs to the affected regions.last_img read more

LG Electronics shuts Indonesia factory after virus outbreak

first_img“The corporation has tested all of its employees working at the factory, and only those who tested negative are to return to work next week,” the firm said.”The corporation plans to strengthen social distancing and safety measures,” it added.A spokesman for the region’s coronavirus taskforce said the plant on the outskirts of Jakarta could be shut for as long as 14 days if it is deemed unsafe for employees to return to work.Indonesia had reported over 150,000 coronavirus cases and 6,858 deaths, but with some of the world’s lowest testing rates the true scale is widely believed to be much greater. South Korea’s LG Electronics has temporarily shut a factory near Indonesia’s capital after some 200 employees contracted coronavirus, the company and a local official said Tuesday.The Cibitung plant, which makes televisions and digital sign parts, will shut for nine days after about a third of its 600 employees tested positive.LG would “come up with disinfection measures for the entire property for the safety and health of its employees”, it said in a statement. Topics :last_img read more

Former Syracuse centerback Kamal Miller drafted 27th overall in MLS SuperDraft

first_imgFormer Syracuse center back Kamal Miller was selected with the 27th overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City Soccer Club Friday afternoon.Miller is a three-year starter for the Orange and slid over to the center back spot last year. As a sophomore, he helped SU to 11 shutouts and scored two goals and tallied two assists. He started all 20 matches he played in 2016 as the Orange held the No. 1 rank in the nation for a period of the season. Miller contributed to 19 shutouts in his career, including a shutout of then-No. 1 Wake Forest in both his junior and senior seasons.After a 2-0 win over the Demon Deacons this year, the Miller led the Orange defense to a first-round bye in the NCAA tournament before they were knocked out by eventual National Semifinalist Akron.Miller is the 12th SU draft pick since 2014-15 and the second Syracuse draft pick Friday, after Tajon Buchanan was drafted No. 9 overall by the New England Revolution. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

Champions League needs VAR, says Guardiola as City gain from comical penalty

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City needed no help to swat aside Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 to move to the brink of the Champions League last 16, but got a boost with a farcical penalty award that led to even manager Pep Guardiola to call for the introduction of VAR.Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai remarkably pointed to the spot when Raheem Sterling tripped himself up as he bore down on goal midway through the first half with City already leading 1-0 through David Silva’s opener.“It’s not (a penalty),” said Guardiola. “VAR doesn’t exist in UEFA so that is the problem.”Despite some controversial calls, the use of video referees was largely deemed successful at the World Cup and will be introduced in the Champions League next season.However, Guardiola, who was sent to the stands for protesting a goal City had wrongly ruled out in a quarter-final elimination to Liverpool last season, called for it to be used in the competition this term.“The referee must be helped by the technology. It’s not nice to score a goal in that (way) but it happened to us last season against Liverpool so the referee must be helped.”Sterling also apologised to Kassai after kicking the ground as he attempted to chip the ball goalwards.“I went to chip the ball and don’t know what happened,” said the England international. “I didn’t feel contact. I scuffed the ball, apologies to the ref.”Ahead of the game City had been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent days with a series of allegations published by German magazine Der Spiegel claiming the English champions attempted to bypass UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.Whatever storm clouds may be brewing in City’s boardroom, it appears they can do no wrong on the field as they warmed up for the Manchester derby on Sunday by smashing six goals for the second time in four days.– Jesus punishes Shakhtar –A lack of atmosphere had been blamed for City’s surprising record of three defeats in their previous three Champions League games at home. The latest of those to Lyon in front of plenty of empty seats at the Etihad in September has now been long forgotten as back-to-back victories over Shakhtar and Hoffenheim have put City in a commanding position at the top of the group.The fans were in better voice with fewer jeers than usual for the Champions League anthem and they soon had something to cheer when Silva tapped home Mahrez’s cross.Guardiola apologised to Gabriel Jesus for nominating Mahrez as the penalty taker when the Algerian missed from the spot late on in a 0-0 draw at Liverpool last month.The Brazilian started up front ahead of Sergio Aguero with one eye on keeping the Argentine fresh for Sunday, but Jesus may now have played himself into contention by more than doubling his tally for the season.Jesus calmly slotted home the hotly contested spot-kick before Sterling curled in his seventh of the season from the edge of the area three minutes into the second half.Possibly embarrassed by his earlier award, Kassai resisted a few more claims for a City penalty, but did eventually point to the spot once more when Silva was tripped 18 minutes from time and Jesus fired into the roof of the net.Mahrez made it five by sneaking a shot in at the near post on his weaker right foot before Jesus’ chip rounded off the scoring in stoppage time.Guardiola also had the luxury of being able to take off Kyle Walker, Fernandinho and Silva early ahead of United’s visit as City look to go 12 points ahead of their local rivals after just 12 games of the Premier League season. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more