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

Haiti Commission Assigns $1.6 Billion for Recovery

first_img A special recovery commission announced more than 1.6 billion dollars in projects to rebuild Haiti following January’s earthquake, including a 200-million-dollar plan to create fifty thousand new agricultural jobs. The projects, which also include programs to rebuild the health and education sectors, were announced at a meeting of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in the capital, Port-au-Prince, officials said. The commission, which is jointly headed by former U.S. president Bill Clinton – UN special envoy for Haiti – and Haitian prime minister Jean-Max Bellerive, is supposed to determine what rebuilding projects will receive support from a multimillion-dollar fund offered by foreign donors. Following the devastating earthquake on 12 January, which left up to 300,000 dead in the impoverished Caribbean nation, foreign governments, multilateral organizations, and non-governmental organizations promised in March to provide $9.9 billion for Haitian reconstruction. Of these funds, $5.3 billion will be provided in the next two years. For the twenty-nine projects announced, which will cost more than $1.6 billion, almost $1 billion in funds has already been assigned, commission staff said. The projects with approved financing include a 200-million-dollar agricultural development program that will increase peasants’ total income in specific areas and will create more than fifty thousand sustainable jobs. By Dialogo August 19, 2010 I think the recovery efforts in Haiti are slow, a lot of money, little work, slow work, many meetings…many ideas, slow in acting. last_img read more

Miller Developments disposals give 3% uplift

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Flamini: Ozil can lift us to glory

first_img “Eight years without winning anything is not easy for anyone, for the fans, for the players, for the club or the coach, but the quality is here. Maybe it was missing just a few things,” said Flamini, who left Arsenal in the summer of 2008 when his contract expired. “This year it was important that nobody left and then we got new players with a lot of quality and what is most important is the team spirit.” Flamini added: “We knew Mesut was a big player – he proved it at Madrid. “For us, it is a great boost because he is a great player and knows how to make the difference. “He has great spirit, he is working hard for the team and can make the difference at any moment.” Flamini believes a new-found steely determination has helped transform Arsenal’s early-season form following the disapointment of a 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa on the opening day of the new Premier League season. The victory over Stoke was a seventh straight win in all competitions as Wenger prepares to rotate his squad for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup tie at West Brom. “We are talking about defending together from the players at the front to the back because the first defender is a striker – Olivier (Giroud), Mesut – everyone on the pitch is doing their job very well,” said the 29-year-old midfielder, who first joined Arsenal a promising youngster from Marseille in 2004. “We know we are strong defensively and that makes a difference because we know with the quality in the team, we will create opportunities and we will score. The German playmaker was instrumental in the Gunners’ 3-1 victory over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, having a hand in all three goals as Arsene Wenger’s men climbed to the top of the table, ahead of north London rivals Tottenham on goal difference. Flamini – who was part of the Arsenal team which reached the 2006 Champions League final and rejoined the Gunners earlier in the summer after being released by AC Milan – is in no doubt of what an impact a player of such calibre can add to a squad already full of star potential. “Team spirit makes the difference because the Premier League is not a sprint, it is a marathon. This season is going to be long, we are going to need everyone.” For Stoke, it was a only second defeat of what has been a promising opening to the campaign under new manager Mark Hughes. “It is still a work in progress and we shouldn’t forget that,” he said. “I can see improvements with every game that we play. “We are playing a different style of football, and in the long term it will help us to progress.” Austrian international Marko Arnuatovic made his first start since arriving from Werder Bremen on transfer deadline day. It was his well-executed volley which crashed against the base of the post and rebounded for United States defender Geoff Cameron to swept in a deserved equaliser for the visitors midway through the first half. “For the most part, I liked what I saw,” said Hughes, whose side travel to Tranmere for their midweek cup tie. “Marko offers us something different and showed a good work ethic which is important for the team. “He has integrated very quickly, so I think Marko is going to be a big player for us this year.” Press Association Midfielder Mathieu Flamini believes club-record signing Mesut Ozil could prove to be the missing ingredient which helps end Arsenal’s long quest for silverware.last_img read more