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first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads University you Limerick campus aerialPhoto: True MediaUniversity of Limerick and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announce the launch of the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Ireland National Centre.The Centre aims to make physical activity a standard part of Ireland’s disease prevention and treatment health care system. Ireland joins 37 other countries that have established an Exercise is Medicine National Centre to combat physical inactivity and improve the health of citizens.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As host institution, University of Limerick oversaw the formation of the EIM Ireland National Centre.UL partnered with several other national organizations and academic partners to create the Centre, including the Health Service Executive, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Waterford Institute of Technology, Athlone Institute of Technology, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Sport Ireland, exercise and sport medicine physicians, and allied health professionals.A representative from each organization will serve on the Centre’s advisory board and provide strategic guidance on annual goals and activities.ACSM launched its global Exercise is Medicine health initiative in 2007 to encourage health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals.EIM ultimately seeks to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based resources for people everywhere and of all abilities. EIM partners with multi-sector institutions around the world to advance this mission.Initial goals for the EIM Ireland National Centre encompass the following:Promote physical activity as an integral part of disease prevention, care and cureEducate health care providers and allied health professionals on assessing physical activity as a vital sign of health, provide brief advice or counsel and refer patients to qualified health or fitness professionalsIncrease the number of individuals meeting national physical activity guidelinesIncrease the number of referrals to community-based exercise programsEstablish EIM On Campus at all major higher education institutions“We are delighted to partner with Exercise is Medicine and ACSM to establish EIM Ireland National Centre, a multi-sectoral collaborative effort that will facilitate growth and expansion in the education and training of healthcare providers and exercise professionals in the assessment, prescription, and implementation of physical activity,” said UL’s Matthew Herring, PhD, FACSM, Director of EIM Ireland National Centre, and Brian Carson, PhD, Deputy/Co-Director.“This is an important step forward in galvanising Exercise is Medicine across Ireland, and a critical opportunity for enhanced EIM collaborative activities in the European region.” Previous articleLimerick secure Camogie draw after scoreboard confusionNext articleWATCH: Limerick boss Sexton happy with performance amid scoring confusion Meghann Scully Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisementcenter_img Print WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostULUniversity of Limerick NewsEducationLimerickNew Exercise is Medicine National Centre Comes to IrelandBy Meghann Scully – February 4, 2020 840 last_img read more

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ A major step in the drive to promote Donegal as a golf tourism destination has been taken today with the publication of a 12 page supplement in the Irish Independent.The pull-out promotes the county’s golf courses and other amenities.Earlier this year, tourism Minister Leo Varadker said promoting Donegal’s golf courses on the back of the Irish Open in Portrush would be a major element of Failte Ireland’s plans this year.And speaking to Highland Radio News, the minister said today’s publication is a major element of that:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/leov830.GOLFmp3.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – April 19, 2012 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Gathering website launchedNext articleCouncillor unhappy with lack of info ahead of Wind Turbine discussions News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Minister hopes golf promotional drive will reverse Donegal tourism woes Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Facebook Newsx Advertslast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County judge dismissed Monday charges that had been filed against a former lawmaker who was accused of stealing a pocketbook from his ex-girlfriend’s East Garden City home three months ago.David Mejias, a county legislator and one-time congressional candidate, had initially pleaded not guilty to charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.Prosecutors said that the 35-year-old woman did not want to pursue the case, prompting Judge Douglas Lerose to reduce the felony charges to misdemeanors and then dismiss them, according to reports and court documents. The judge also vacated a restraining order for Mejias to stay away from the woman.“I am grateful that these outlandish charges have been dismissed,” Mejias said in a statement. “There was never any truth to the charges and as an attorney I appreciate that the legal system worked and the truth has prevailed.”Police had arrested the 44-year-old Glen Cove-based attorney after he was accused of stealing the woman’s Louis Vuitton pocket book and bracelet from her home before the woman called 911, but hung up before the call was completed.The complainant said that Mejias had a key to her home, was allowed to take the items after the two had a non-violent argument and that police had responded after the uncompleted 911 call, the documents said. After the officers arrived and she told them Mejias was involved, she said they became more aggressive in having her fill out a Domestic Incident Report even though she said she didn’t want Mejias arrested, the documents said. Authorities later tracked Mejias down at his Farmingdale home and arrested him.Mejias, who has served in the county legislature from 2003 to 2009 and unsuccessfully tried to unseat U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) in 2006, was previously charged with stalking another ex-girlfriend while running for a state Senate seat in 2010. Those charges were also dropped.last_img read more

first_imgTheo Walcott has revealed how a half-time blast from manager Arsene Wenger gave Arsenal a “kick up the backside” to get their push for Champions League qualification on course again as they went on to beat Wigan 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had little room for error against the FA Cup winners on Tuesday night, who themselves needed to win to keep alive hopes of beating the drop. Everything was going Arsenal’s way after an early goal from Lukas Podolski before a superb 25-yard free-kick from Shaun Maloney just before the interval threatened an upset. Arsenal put the result beyond doubt with three goals in the space of eight minutes just after the hour. Walcott, who swept home a crucial second before Podolski bagged his second and Aaron Ramsey scored the fourth, said: “The manager gave us a kick up the backside. It is great that the manager has that passion and it got a bit more out of the players.” Press Associationcenter_img He added: “It is massive to be in the Champions League. We all knew our big it is, not just for the manager, the fans, the players and the club itself.” Walcott maintains the thought of being the first Arsenal side in a generation to miss out on Champions League football has driven the squad back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal now head to Newcastle on Sunday with destiny back in their own hands, a point ahead of Tottenham following a superb nine-match unbeaten run since losing at White Hart Lane on March 3, and could yet finish above Chelsea should the Europa League finalists slip up against Everton. Walcott, who took his tally to 21 on Tuesday, has every confidence Wenger’s men can now finish the job at St James’ Park and deliver a 16th successive shot at Europe’s elite club competition. “We just have great experience in knowing what to do when the time is right. It is funny. It happens every year,” said Walcott. “We tend to finish very strong. I think it is just because the players want it so much. “It (Champions League football) is big for the future of the club and the players. We have been in it for the last 15 years and we don’t want to be the players who are not part of that. “We just need to show that in the mid-season and at the start and we could hopefully be even higher than we are and not have this situation we are in. But it is very positive, and we will be fighting strong on Sunday.” last_img read more

first_imgDETROIT (AP) — Correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is no layup. There’s now a $1 billion prize waiting for anyone able to pull off the feat this spring.Quicken Loans Inc. announced Tuesday that it will team with investor Warren Buffett’s Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway on the “Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.”The Detroit-based mortgage lender says any qualified entrant who correctly predicts the winners of every game in the tournament will be paid in 40 annual installments of $25 million. A winner also can elect to receive an immediate $500 million lump-sum payment or share in that payment if there’s more than one perfect bracket submitted.Submissions are limited to one per household.last_img read more

first_imgDavid Menton examined the quarrel over Mexican footprints dating “too early” for human evolution theories (see 11/30/2005 entry).  On Answers in Genesis, he has pictures of some of the prints, including one with a left-right stride and another with the right shape and indentations.  He disputes the evolutionary responses that these are not true human footprints.  He reminds readers that the African Laeoli prints found by Mary Leakey looked perfectly modern but were age-dated from the time of Lucy, when no modern humans were thought to exist.  How did the evolutionary artists render the scene?  They drew upright-walking hairy creatures with ape-like faces.  “Pity the evolutionists,” Dr. Menton jokes.  “They can’t force ape feet into the Laetoli footprints and they can’t pull human feet out of the Mexican foot prints.”This is a good time to review our quick refresher course, Guide to Evolutionary Theory.(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgThe Inside HQ podcast by Community Relations Manager and avid geocacher Rock Chalk gives a behind the scenes look at life at HQ. From interviews with Geocaching HQ founders to conversations about upcoming features, you’ll always learn something new. This week, get the scoop on how to land a job at Geocaching HQ.Listen now.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDer Geocaching-Podcast: Inside HQMarch 26, 2019In “Deutsch”The Geocaching Podcast: Inside HQMarch 26, 2019In “Nederlands”El Podcast de Geocaching: Inside HQMarch 26, 2019In “Español”last_img read more

first_imgThe traditional analogy between the Chinese and their legendary inscrutability now seems to have been consigned to the dustbin of folklore. The Chinese have, if last fortnight’s events are any confirmation, become absolute masters at the art of the diplomatic about-face, an art that is being practised in Beijing with,The traditional analogy between the Chinese and their legendary inscrutability now seems to have been consigned to the dustbin of folklore. The Chinese have, if last fortnight’s events are any confirmation, become absolute masters at the art of the diplomatic about-face, an art that is being practised in Beijing with unnerving regularity. Till last week, Sino-Indian relations seemed to be rapidly on the mend, symbolised in their most visible form by the tremendous rapport established by the 450-odd Chinese contingent to the New Delhi Asian Games with the watching Indian public.The Arunachal dance performance that China objected to: Puzzling makeThe fact that China had picked on an event as obscure and innocent as a dance troupe performance to make a diplomatic issue of clearly revealed a scant regard for Indian susceptibilities.In fact, it was obvious that even the Asiad organisers were making an extra effort to woo the Chinese delegation which included two deputy ministers. In rather blatant preference, the Chinese contingent was feted at a reception held at the Asiad Village after the Games, and each member was presented with a specially-crafted souvenir watch in appreciation of their “contribution to Sino-lndian friendship”. But by the time the watches, and their wearers, were back on Chinese soil, Sino-lndian friendship once again paled in the public gaze.Unjustified: The provocation, however, was clearly unwarranted and, in retrospect, clumsily conducted. On December 8, four days after the Asian Games wound up and less than a month before India and China were scheduled to hold talks on the border disagreements. China’s official news agency, Xinhua, accused India of “using an international sports meet to spread a discreditable claim to territory along the Sino-lndian border”.advertisementThe event the dispatch referred to was the two dances presented at the closing ceremony by a contingent from Arunachal Pradesh – formerly the North-East Frontier Agency where Chinese soldiers intruded in the 1962 war, and an area claimed by China. Xinhua said the state (Arunachal) was “established by India in 1972 and not recognised by Beijing”.The commentary went on to state that “the presentation of these two dances was therefore not to merely delight the Games participants but a deliberate step to propagate India’s sovereignty over the state and to legalise it…” In diplomatic terms, the Chinese stand was in extremely bad taste and, at first, incomprehensible. It also, understandably, took the Indian Government, and everybody else, by considerable surprise. The Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman refused to comment on the issue in his daily briefing – an indication that the reply and its tone were being carefully crafted in the bowels of South Block.But it was clear that India could hardly take the comments in a reclining position. The fact that China had picked on an event as obscure and innocent as a dance troupe performance to make a diplomatic issue of clearly revealed that any excuse would have done just as well. The fact that it was done just before the two sides were to meet for official talks means that China has scant regard for Indian susceptibilities.Indian Response: In the event, the Indian reply was – in tone and content – the only suitable one that could have been made. In what was one of the most strongly-worded statements to emanate from South Block in a long time, the Indian Government referred to the Xinhua commentary as “perverse” and said that it “runs counter to the spirit guiding the effort to improve relations. We reject the commentary and all its implications.”The statement went on to say that “over 14,000 square miles of Indian territory are under the illegal occupation of China. On the initiative of India, official talks have been undertaken on the boundary question, which has to be resolved for normalisation of relations between the two… countries it is beyond comprehension that an official agency of the Chinese Government should object to such a normal event…”The Chinese comment was not. however. so incomprehensible as it was disturbing. Over the past year, relations between the two countries had slowly been restored to an even keel, and this one event threatened to cancel all the gains in a single stroke. Further, India has never denied that there is a border disagreement and has always taken the stand that it can be resolved by negotiations. The Chinese outburst, on the contrary, implied that Beijing’s territorial claims in Arunachal were definitive and the final word – an attitude that India was hardly likely to accept without protest.Cancelled Trip: The protest, however. was not confined to the verbal. The Chinese Ambassador in New Delhi, Shen Jian, was summoned to the Foreign Office and coldly handed over the official protest.advertisementTwo days later, the Government cancelled the visit of a three-member official delegation to China headed by former Lok Sabha speaker, B.R. Bhagat. The delegation was intending to take part in the Kotnis Memorial functions which started in Beijing last week.Mrs Gandhi and Buta Singh with victorious Chinese gymnasts: Blow hot, blow coldAccording to Subramaniam Swamy, the opposition MP who was meant to be a member of the delegation, the decision to cancel the event was taken for two reasons. “For one, it would have been very awkward for us to have gone there and not raised the subject of the Xinhua commentary. Secondly, we were not quite sure what kind of reception we would get, and the Foreign Ministry felt that to avoid any embarrassment, it would be better if we cancelled the trip.” Swamy, like most observers, feels it was the right decision and described it as a “temporary set-back”.Immature Act: The editorial writers in the national dailies have been unanimous in condemning the Chinese action as immature and unwarranted, but none of them has been able to offer any rational explanation for the move.In diplomatic terms, the Chinese gesture was as puzzling as it was poorly timed. One reason being put forward in some offices in South Block is that China was concerned at India’s sudden emergence as a threat to their regional dominance. The internationally acknowledged success of Asiad and the elevation of India as chairman of the non-aligned club are two instances being cited to underline the point. Historically, however, there are precedents for China’s ill-timed action. Last year, the Chinese Government refused a visa to the speaker of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly. T.L. Rajkumar, who was scheduled to accompany a parliamentary delegation to study China’s family planning programme.In South Block, however, the view at the end of last week was that the Chinese action should not come in the way of any future bridge-building exercises with that country. To make the Chinese side aware of this without losing face, the Government used the rather clever ploy of telephoning their ambassador in Beijing, rather than sending him a coded cable as is usual in cases such as this. The Government knew full well that the Chinese would be eaves dropping on a phone call from the Indian Foreign Office to their man in Beijing.The message sent was that the ambassador should carry on with preparations for the official-level talks next month in Beijing, to be headed by Shankar Bajpai, and inform the Chinese Government that as far as they were concerned, the talks were on and last week’s friction should be no barrier. However, even if the talks do come off, it is clear that each side is currently uncertain and wary of the other’s intentions, and the matter of resolving the border dispute, now in its second decade, will be for future history to record.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Really? Wanda already touting Serie A return for PSG signing Icardiby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe wife and agent of Mauro Icardi is already casting doubt on his status at PSG.The Inter Milan striker joined PSG on a season-long loan on deadline day a fortnight ago.But Wanda Nara says Icardi could yet return to Italy – and as early as January.Wanda said on Tiki Taka: “Napoli has kept the money they should have spent for Mauro Icardi. “Maybe there will be some surprises in January…?” last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – An insurance and legal expert says texters could be held liable for any damages if they message someone they know is driving and that person has an accident.“There’s an increasing public safety issue of operators of vehicles who are distracted while driving,” lawyer Jordan Solway said in a recent interview.“And if you contribute in the same way as if you’re in the vehicle, and you interfere with their driving of the vehicle, you could be held responsible for that injured third party.”Solway, vice-president of claim at Travelers Canada, pointed to a New Jersey court ruling from 2013 that said the sender of a text who causes a driver to become distracted and have an accident may be held liable.The case involved an 18-year-old driver’s girlfriend who texted him about 25 seconds before his pickup truck crossed a median and seriously injured a motorcyclist and his wife. Both bikers lost their left legs as a result of the 2009 accident.Solway said there have been no similar cases in Canada yet, but he believes it’s just a matter of time.He compares it to what happens when a bar owner or the host of a party has to take responsibility for someone who is drinking, becomes intoxicated and gets into a vehicle.“It’s analogous — you’re putting someone in a position where they could cause harm to themselves or a third party,” Solway said.Travelers Canada also commissioned a recent online survey that delved into what may be distracting drivers.The No. 1 reason may not be surprising.Thirty-one per cent said it was because they have family obligations that require constant attention. By gender, 40 per cent of females gave that reason, while it was 23 per cent among males.In Quebec, 23 per cent cited family obligations, while in Ontario the figure was 41 per cent.When it came to other reasons, 27 per cent said they didn’t want to miss something important, another 14 per cent said they always wanted to be available for work and eight per cent said they were afraid of upsetting the boss if they didn”t answer.“I think it’s a (consequence) unfortunately of living in a highly connected world where, if someone doesn’t respond immediately to an email or a text, your concern is they are ignoring you,” Solway noted.The Harris Poll was conducted March 9-12 and involved 948 Canadian drivers aged 18 and over.An Insurance Bureau of Canada spokesman says companies must implement policies to discourage drivers from texting — and individuals who may be texting them — while they are on the road.“The aspect of determining liability or fault in cases lke that would rest with the courts,” Pete Karageorgos said in an interview.“It has to be a whole host of instances in terms of not just the act of texting, but also the act of reading the text or responding or having that phone in your hand.”He said some insurers are seeing more instances of rear-end-type collisions which typically happen when the driver in the back isn’t paying attention.“It’s a concern that we share as an industry because that will impact premiums,” Karageorgos added.But Quebec’s automobile insurance board provided some encouraging statistics involving drivers who violated the law, which prohibits the use of a hand-held device while driving.The highest number was in 2013 when there were close to 68,000 infractions, including 19,000 that involved drivers between the ages of 25 and 34.But in 2016, the overall total dropped to 46,369. For the 25-34 age group, it decreased to just more than 14,000The lowest number was in 2008 when there were about 18,250 violations.last_img read more