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 Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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

No. 19 San Diego St. beats Utah St. 68-57 to win MWC title

first_img Tags: Mountain West/Mountain West Champions/Mountain West Tournament/San Diego State Aztecs/Utah State Aggies Basketball Written by March 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local No. 19 San Diego St. beats Utah St. 68-57 to win MWC title FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Matt Mitchell scored 14 points to lead No. 19 San Diego State to a 68-57 victory over Utah State in the Mountain West Tournament championship game.The Aggies had beaten San Diego State in each of the last two tournament championship games. The Aztecs, who also won the regular-season championship, had lost six of their previous seven title game appearances.With the league’s automatic bid, the Aztecs return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018. It marked just the fifth time the No. 1 seed won the title in 22 years. Associated Presslast_img read more

Outbreak strain of Salmonella found in recalled snack

first_imgJul 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The strain of Salmonella associated with 57 recent illnesses in 18 states has been found in a recalled snack called Veggie Booty, confirming interview-based evidence linking the product to the outbreak. Jun 29 CIDRAP News story “Snack implicated in 17-state Salmonella outbreak” The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced this week it had found Salmonella Wandsworth, a strain it said has not been implicated in a US foodborne outbreak before, in a sealed package of the snack. The outbreak prompted the snack’s manufacturer, Robert’s American Gourmet, based in Sea Cliff, N.Y., to issue a nationwide recall last week. Interviews with sick and well persons had previously pointed to consumption of Veggie Booty as the common factor among patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jul 3 CDC press releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/wandsworth.htm The company said in a Jul 3 press release that preliminary independent tests suggested the vegetable seasoning is the likely source of the Salmonella, and that most of the components come from China, a country that has recently been implicated in several other product-contamination incidents. The company said the two recalled snacks are the only products that contain the seasoning. When the outbreak was announced last week, authorities said it involved 52 cases in 17 states. The Jul 3 CDC update reported 57 cases in 18 states.center_img Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, often with fever and abdominal cramps, within 12 to 72 hours after infection, the CDC said. Most people recover in 4 to 7 days without treatment, but elderly people, infants, and those with an impaired immune system may suffer severe illness. The FDA and CDC said the cases began in March. Almost all the illnesses were in children under age 10, with most of them in toddlers. Most of the patients had bloody diarrhea, and 10% were hospitalized, officials said. No deaths have been reported. Illness onset dates, known for 49 patients, ranged from Mar 4 to Jun 15. Veggie Booty is made of puffed rice and corn with a vegetable coating and is sold in flexible plastic foil bags in 4-ounce, 1-ounce, and half-ounce sizes. Last week the company recalled another snack, Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks, because the same vegetable seasoning is used in both products. The CDC said it was not aware of any illness cases related to Crunchy Corn Sticks. See also: In a Jul 3 statement, the CDC said the Minnesota lab had also found Salmonella in cultures from four other sealed Veggie Booty bags, but was still examining the isolates to see if they matched the outbreak strain.last_img read more

Sunshine, Al Ahly share six-goal semi-final

first_imgSix-time winners Al Ahly of Egypt were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw by Nigeria’s Sunshine Stars in their Orange CAF African Champions League semi-final first leg clash in Ijebu-Ode. Both teams created numerous chances and but for some good goalkeeping and the crossbar, more goals would have been recorded inside a half-filled Dipo Dina International Stadium.Sunshine skipper Godfrey Oboabona was suspended after he received his second booking in the last group game at Esperance of Tunisia, while Mohamed Aboutrika is serving a two-month suspension imposed by Ahly. Ahly opened scoring in the 18th minute through striker Mohamed Nagy, whose shot from outside the box beat Moses Ocheje in goal.Mahdy El Sayed doubled Ahly’s lead on the half hour when he squeezed the ball home from a very tight angle. On 40 minutes, Sunshine halved the deficit when Cameroon midfielder Tamen Medrano curled a shot from the edge of the box beyond Ahly goalkeeper Sherif Elkramy. The home team restored parity in the 73rd minute from the penalty spot through Dele Olorundare after a goal-bound Ajani Ibrahim was upended by Mohamed Nagy.However, the Red Devils from Cairo restored their lead a minute later when 25-year-old Nagy scored his second. Sunshine defender Precious Osasco ensured the spoils were shared in this encounter when in the 83rd minute he fired a free kick past Elkramy. Nagy had a chance to complete his hat-trick three minutes from full time but his header off a corner went wide off target.The second leg will be played in a fortnight in Cairo behind closed doors with the overall winners taking on either defending champions Esperance or TP Mazembe from DR Congo in the final.last_img read more