NewsCommunityUniversity of Limerick medical student’s ‘garden hurling marathon’ raises more than €60,000By Cian Reinhardt – May 5, 2020 397 Facebook A SECOND-YEAR medical student at University of Limerick (UL) has raised more than €60,000 for University Hospital Limerick and Mid-West Cancer Society by completing a ‘Garden Hurling Marathon’.Cathal Freeman, a second year student at the university’s Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) and Mayo hurler, raised a whopping €62,616 for University Hospital Limerick and the Mid-West Cancer Society by completing 1,400 laps of a 30m circuit, all while soloing a sliotar.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Helped by his housemates and girlfriend—GEMS students Sean Flannery, Aisling Dungan and Julie Nicholson— Cathal staked out a 30m circuit on a patch of grass close to their home on the UL campus, where he completed the extraordinary feat.In a heartwarming video call @PaulBurkeCAO thanks @DCFreeman11 following his Garden Hurling Marathon fundraising effort. It raised over €60k for @ULHospitals & @IrishCancerSoc. Cathal is a @UL_GEMS medical student.Thank you Cathal & to everyone who supported and donated pic.twitter.com/kxUGNAxEiS— UL Hospitals (@ULHospitals) May 1, 2020Mayo GAA streamed the marathon effort on Facebook, and a number of commentators, including friends and associates as well as professional pundits Liam Horan and Mike Finnerty, kept the virtual audience entertained throughout the six and a half hours of Cathal’s marathon feat.“People have been so generous, but I can’t believe the response,” Cathal said of the final total raised. “At the very beginning, €1,000 was the goal, and it has just grown legs. It’s difficult to believe that it has reached more than €62,500.”Professor Paul Burke, Vice Dean of Health Sciences at University of Limerick and also the Chief Academic Officer of UL Hospitals Group, hooked up with Cathal via Zoom to express his appreciation for the extraordinary fundraising effort.“At a time like this, a time of social distancing, when the limits of our physical world have had to shrink to keep us all safe, what Cathal has achieved is truly exceptional. He is a credit to himself, his family, to his hurling club, Tooreen in Mayo, and to his medical school,” Prof Burke said.For Cathal, the main focus is on the organisations that will benefit from his fundraiser: “Both the Irish Cancer Society and University Hospital Limerick do amazing work, and it’s been my privilege to help them out, and the level of donations shows the depth of appreciation that the people of this country have for those organisations. I’m absolutely delighted with how it turned out, and even though I may have dropped the sliotar on one or two occasions, if nothing else is achieved, perhaps now people will be less inclined to say that there is no hurling in Mayo!”Cathal Freeman’s ‘Garden Hurling Marathon’ is but one of a huge number of donations given and fundraisers organised on behalf of the frontline healthcare staff working in the six sites of UL Hospitals Group during the on-going public health emergency. Donations and offers have included funds, PPE gear, beverages, full meals, snacks, treats and sweets, technical equipment, education and training support, and much more.CEO of UL Hospitals Group Colette Cowan said she had been humbled by the support of communities and businesses throughout the Mid-West for the front-line healthcare workers in the region. “Day after day during this on-going public health emergency, I’ve been frequently moved by the support of the public for our work. It has manifest itself in so many ways, from huge volumes of postcards sent in by people of all ages, up to an incredible range of donations and offers of support. It would be impossible to thank everyone, but I would like each and every person or organisation who has approached us at this time to know that you have my sincere gratitude,” Colette said. Print Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Advertisement TAGSCommunityFundraiserLimerick City and CountyNewsUHLuniversity hospital limerickUniversity of Limerick Linkedin Previous articleFilm in Limerick host ‘Meet the Funders’ free online seminar for filmmakers in the Mid-WestNext articleSing Ode to Joy – live from St.Mary’s Cathedral Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Cancellations at UHL and Ennis Hospital “Multiple outbreaks” of COVID-19 at University Hospital Limerick WhatsApp Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 Email
Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE TWEET November 17, 2016 By: Secretary Ted Dallas Energy, PSA, Public Health, The Blog The Wolf Administration wants to make sure that all Pennsylvanians are safe and healthy. So today, I would like to take the opportunity to remind Pennsylvanians that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is here to help with energy bills.LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. The program is available to both renters and homeowners. The support comes in the form of a grant, so the individual does not have to repay assistance, and goes directly to their utility company or home heating fuel provider.The LIHEAP cash and crisis program opened November 1, 2016 and is scheduled to close March 31, 2017.Applying is easy!Online applications can be completed by visiting www.compass.state.pa.us. Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.For helpful tips on keeping warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, visit www.energysavers.gov.For more information on the LIHEAP program, or to download an application, visit www.dhs.pa.gov. Need Help Heating Your Home This Winter? We can help. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
It was the Devyn Parker show for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.The senior forward scored a career high 38 points to lead the Bombers to a 67-39 West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball victory over the Salmo Falcons Thursday at the Hangar.Parker was a one-person wrecking crew in the second half as the Bomber senior scored 26 points powering LVR to out score the Falcons 35-10.Jayden Roch added six points while Marley Foot had 12. The Bombers return to the Hangar Friday to co-host the second annual Kootenay Klassic High School Girl’s Basketball Tournament with Mount Sentinel.LVR opens against Boundary Central of Midway at noon Friday.Selkirk Storm of Kimberley meets Nakusp at 2 p.m.At Mount Sentinel the Wildcats host Stanley Humphries Rockers while Prince Charles Comets of Creston plays David Thompson at 2 p.m.The final is noon Saturday at the Hangar.
Kadrian Klimchuk scored four times and added one assist to lead Castlegar to a convincing 7-3 victory over Nelson in game one of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Bantam Rep playoffs Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Castlegar leads the first-team-to-four-points series 2-0 with game two Tuesday in the Sunflower City at 7 p.m. in the Arena Complex. Leading 2-1 after one period, it was all Klimchuk as the skillful sniper converted the natural hat-trick to increase the Castlegar lead to 5-3 after 40 minutes.Garrett Paterson, Kyle Chernenkoff and Shawn Campbell also scored for Castlegar.Replying for Nelson was Amit Bhabra, Everett Hicks and Taylor Cooper.Matthew Howes was in goal to register the win for Castlegar while Kurt Doyle took the loss for Nelson.Nelson finished ahead of Castlegar in league standings.If necessary, game three is scheduled for Nelson.
8 September 2011 South Africa’s murder rate decreased by 6.5% in 2010/11, while house robberies, business robberies and vehicle hijackings were down by 10.7%, the country’s annual crime statistics reveal. Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, releasing the statistics in Pretoria on Thursday, said murders had dropped below the 16 000 mark to 15 940 recorded cases, while attempted murder dropped by 12.2%. In 1994/95, over 27 000 murders were recorded in the country.‘Encouraging’ Mthethwa said the figures were encouraging, considering that bringing the murder rate down was not only dependent on the police, but was a societal challenge requiring a coordinated effort. “These continuous reductions in murder indicate that government is succeeding in its effort,” said Mthethwa. The so-called “trio crimes” of house robberies, business robberies and vehicle hijackings also showed a decrease, of 10.7%. House robberies dropped by 10.1%, from 18 786 cases reported in 2009/10 to 16 889 cases in 2010/11.Tide turns on car hijackings In the case of car hijackings, the tide seems to be turning as the police reported a 23.6% decrease. Mthethwa said this was a huge improvement, considering that this type of crime was on the increase over the previous three years. Truck drivers also breathed easier in 2010/11, with 413 cases of truck hijacking reported, down by 29.2% on the previous year. Burglaries at residential premises also dropped, by 4.8%, but burglaries at non-residential properties, include both larger and smaller businesses, increasedby 0.9%. Mthethwa said this was a difficult area to manage and secure. “Based on this persistent challenge in smaller business, we are developing a national small business robbery strategy, which will be finalised by the end of this year and then be rolled out across the country.” Although the stats showed a general decrease in all crimes, Mthethwa said this was just a motivating factor for the police, and that the fight was far from over. “Victory against crime is now an achievable goal. However, for as long as young children are still under bondage of crime and drugs, for as long as businesses are robbed, for as long as women are abused and raped, for as long as South Africans are mugged and hijacked – none of us must rest.” Source: BuaNews
30 March 2016“Make sure that you use water more than once so that we can ensure that those (who) are not serviced do get services,” said Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane at the launch of the Bulk Water Supply Scheme in the iLembe District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.She appealed to the beneficiaries of the Lower Tugela Bulk Water Supply Scheme to not only save water, but to reuse it too.The R1.32-billion project, which was launched on 22 March, includes the infrastructure required to abstract and treat water from the uThukela River to supply to secondary bulk and reticulation networks within the iLembe District Municipality.These networks will supply both developed and unserved areas. On completion, the scheme will reach a total of 750 000 inhabitants.“As we continue to bring this infrastructure into place, let us ensure that we do not do illegal connections, steal water or destroy infrastructure,” Mokonyane said.She encouraged those who could afford to pay for water services to do so, while those who could not pay should register as unable to pay.“The first phase of the Umgeni component is due for commissioning by May 2016,” she said. “The first phase is designed to produce 55 mega-litres of potable water per day. The design, however, is such that it is relatively easily upgraded to a 110 mega-litre plant.”Some 1 163 job opportunities have been created by the project to date.Source: South African Government News Agency
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nursing an 8-6 lead in the final period, UP built an 11-7 buffer off Justine Dorog’s kill.Isa Molde then, scored two of the Lady Maroons’ final three points to secure the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’d just like to say that UE played well, we put the pressure on them but we relaxed,” said Okumu. “You saw in the fifth set that we fought back, our defense came back.”“I told my players that if they pass well they will execute well and if they can defend well they will score.” AFP official booed out of forum Diana Carlos and Molde led with UP with 22 and 20 points, respectively, the first time that the duo both scored at least 20 in the same game.Judith Abil led UE with 12 points while Mary Ann Mendrez added 10. FILE PHOTO – Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines started its new era under new Kenyan head coach Godfrey Okumu with a 25-19, 25-13, 21-25, 16-25, 15-8 win over University of the East in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Maroons survived their disastrous performance in the third and fourth sets where majority of their 46 errors occurred and buckled down in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Germany wins Davis Cup tie against Australia John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring Chile’s first goal. (AP Photo)This is the coverage of the first round of 16 World Cup 2014 match as hosts Brazil take on their South American counterparts Chile at Mineirao Staduim in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Match Photos Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 on penalties) Neymar scored the winning penalty to give Brazil a 3-2 shootout win over Chile in the second round of the World Cup. The match had ended 1-1. Neymar scored the third penalty after David Luiz and Marcelo also scored from the spot. Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved the first two penalties and watched Gonzalo Jara’s final attempt hit the post. Brazil will next face either Colombia or Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Time for a shootout! Match moves into penalties as second half of extra-time comes to an end. Chile almost scored a few seconds before the end as Pinilla’s shot hit the crossbar. Brazil get a worthy corner, but couldn’t make much of it. 87′: Medel taken off on a stretcher, Rojas replaces him. 72′: Willian steps in place of Oscar, Brazil pushing forward. Match in extra time. End of normal time as Howard Webb blows the whistle. Stay tuned for another 30 minutes of action as Brazil try to sharpen their finishes. 87′: Chile’s Arturo Vidal is substituted for Mauricio Pinilla 55′: Hulk gets booked for handball after his goal is disallowed. Hulk thought he put Brazil ahead 10 minutes into the second half but referee Howard Webb disallowed the goal, ruling Hulk took down a long pass with his arm.advertisement 32′: Sanchez equalises forChile. Brazil gave away the ball from a throw-in and Alexis Sanchez shot it past the keeper right into the bottom corner. Chile equalized in the 32nd after Eduardo Vargas intercepted Hulk’s pass and found Alexis Sanchez, who scored from the right side of the penalty area with a shot toward the far post. 18′: David Luiz scores with his thigh on Neymar’s corner kick, Silva gets a flick on it. David Luiz scored for the World Cup hosts in the 18th minute after Thiago Silva deflected Neymar’s corner kick toward the far post. Luiz was given the goal but Chile defender Gonzalo Jara may have touched the ball before it went in. Chile’s Alexis Sanchez scores his side’s first goal past Brazil’s Thiago Silva. (AP Photo)Chile’s Gonzalo Jara and Brazil’s David Luiz go for the ball before Brazil’s first goal. (AP Photo) For India Today’s World Cup 2014 homepage, click here . VIDEO: How Chile plan to stop Brazil’s Neymar Lineups: Brazil: Julia Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Oscar; Hulk, Fred, Neymar. Chile: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Eugenio Mena, Francisco Silva, Gonzalo Jara; Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz; Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas.
Jaipur Pink Panthers will host Gujarat Fortunegiants in their inaugural home leg game on Saturday, September 20. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Jaipur Pink Panthers will look to begin their home leg on a promising note when they face the Gujarat side. Gujarat Fortunegiants, meanwhile, will eye to turn their fortunes in their upcoming outing. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegainst will start at 7:30 pm.The Jaipur leg of PKL 2019 Season 7 will Season 7 kicks off on Saturday with two matches. The first match of the day, which will start at 7:30 pm, will see hosts Jaipur Pink Panthers welcome Gujarat Fortunegiants on the turf. In game number 2, UP Yoddha will take on Tamil Thalaivas. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants start?The 100th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Gujarat Fortunegiants will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers and Gujarat Fortunegiants clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Jaipur Pink Panthers and Gujarat Fortunegiants, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 21, 2019, 11:47 AM IST
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Cruise port operator Global Ports Holding has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 25-year concession for the Prince George Wharf and related areas, at Nassau cruise port.Namely, following a competitive request for proposal process, the Government of the Bahamas awarded Nassau Cruise Port, a consortium comprising Global Ports Holding, the Bahamian Investment Fund (BIF) and the Yes Foundation the cruise port tender for the concession.The parties will now work towards agreeing the terms of a concession contract. Following the successful execution of the concession agreement, GPH as part of NCP, will manage the cruise port operations in Nassau. In addition, NCP will invest in expanding the capacity of the port from six to eight berths, as well as building of a new terminal building.NCP will be 49% owned by Global Ports Holding, that will be the port operator, while the Bahamian retail fund would hold another 49% and the remaining 2% would be owned by Yes Foundation.GPH said that it is in advanced stage discussions with local and international banks over long term bank financing for the concession. Full financial closure and commencement of the concession is expected to occur in the second half of 2019.“This represents GPH’s third new port in the Caribbean in the last twelve months and is a historic moment for the group,” Mehmet Kutman, Global Ports Holding, Chairman and Co-Founder, said.“The addition of Nassau to our portfolio will mark an important inflection point in our strategy and growth aspirations. Nassau will become the biggest cruise port in our portfolio and will increase our passenger volumes by 50%,” Emre Sayin, Global Ports Holding CEO, added.The Nassau cruise port welcomes 3.7 million passengers per annum.