Katie strikes a blow for healthy living at Mary Immaculate

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Advertisement TAGSKatie TaylorlimerickMary Immaculate College Olympic Champion and Aramark Health and Wellness Ambassador Katie Taylor pictured with young boxer Ava Parles, age 7, from Dundrum, Co. Tipperary during a visit to Mary Immaculate College.Picture: Brian Gavin Press 22WORLD boxing champion Katie Taylor was the picture of health last Thursday when she visited Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College to help raise awareness about the importance of healthy living among staff and students.During her visit, the Olympic gold medallist met with MIC President Prof Michael A Hayes, members of the Department of Arts Education and Physical Education; the Health Promotion Office, and some of the college’s sporting stars.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Afterwards, students had an opportunity to meet Katie and and question her on her fitness regime during a question and answer session.Katie has been working with Aramark Food Services for the past three years as part of the company’s ‘Right Track’ health and wellness programme.Aramark managing director Frank Gleeson said that his company was a long term partner with Mary Immaculate providing their food services and also worked closely with the college in driving a healthy eating and wellness approach among their students.“We are passionate about highlighting the importance of food in relation to health and wellness and as we have Katie Taylor as our ‘Right Track’ ambassador, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to introduce a world champion to the campus community.”Prof Hayes commented: “We take great pride in being designated as a Health Promoting College. We endeavour to promote the health and wellbeing of all members of the college community through policy development, the provision of programmes and activities and the implantation of specific health promotion strategies.“Adopting Aramark’s Right Track programme is a natural fit for Mary Immaculate College and we thank Katie for sharing her perspective as an athlete on healthy living, peak performance and resilience.” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printcenter_img Previous articleOpinions divided over abortion pill busNext articleHalloween haunting in Limerick John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsKatie strikes a blow for healthy living at Mary ImmaculateBy John Keogh – October 29, 2015 1025 Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Olympian Usain Bolt is going to be a ‘girl dad’

first_img Beau Lund Written by March 10, 2020 /Sports News – National Olympian Usain Bolt is going to be a ‘girl dad’center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNick Caito / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Usain Bolt is a soon-to-be girl dad!The Olympian and his longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, celebrated their soon-to-arrive baby at a gender reveal party Sunday, as shared by friend and fashion stylist Neko Kelly on Instagram.Kelly posted a series of photos and videos of the expecting parents, both dressed head to toe in white, including a shot in matching sweatshirts that read: “Girl Dad” and “Girl Mom,” respectively.Bolt also shared a selfie video on his own Instagram story, that has since expired, in which he and Bennett were all smiles with text that said, “I am a girl dad I am serious happy.”The retired sprinter and Bennett announced the pregnancy in January.“I think anyone going through this process needs someone who will be there and have their back,” Bennett said in speech to their party guests. “This journey with him has been amazing, and all of you thank you so much.”Another video from Kelly’s post showed a countdown on a projector that ended with bright pink fireworks lighting up the sky, that signified the soon-to-be parents would be having a girl.In his Instagram story, Kelly also included a shot of a black baseball hat with pink embroidery that read “Baby Bolt” with a heart and lightning bolt.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Jet lag

first_imgLeading up to the Steelers, Jets matchup last weekend there was all sorts of useless verbiage being spewed regarding the Jets and their willingness to come into Heinz Field and mix it up with the cousins of “bad, bad, Leroy Brown” the mighty Steelers. The Jets won the game 22-17 on sheer willpower along with “horrible” special teams coverage combined with questionable offensive play calling by the Black and Gold around the goal line that ultimately ended in a safety for New York.Those two points and the extra possession by New York caused a loss that may be more troublesome for the Steelers than they realize as they march into the post season. The Steelers were victimized, not so much by the Jets, but once again by the knuckleheaded play calling of offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. His strategy inside of the 5 yard line did not make sense. In my opinion a simple dive play with the fullback hitting the 1 hole or the tailback hitting the 2 hole would have gained a yard just by the fullback or tailback falling forward. There cannot be any lateral movement behind the plane of the goal line by any back, period. Why would you use Mewelde Moore, your third down tailback, for such a crucial play instead of your first string tailback or fullback? When asked about the play, Mike Tomlin had a very cerebral and intellectual answer. “We didn’t come off the back side free technique. He [Jason Taylor] got penetration. He was very disruptive of course, and he had a tackle for a loss right there,” he said. Ah, excuse me Monsieur Tomlin. If the play had never been called, the safety would have never happened. Even ole Ben Franklin knew that. Remember he said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” you dig.Even though the Black and Gold lost the game the team was informed by the NFL’s resident mathematical geniuses that they had mathematically secured a playoff spot.Rule rather than the exception.Extra, extra read all about it. Michael Haywood installed as Pitt’s next head football coach. This is such a hunky dory, feel good story. To quote the old gospel hymn, “I said I wasn’t gonna tell nobody but I couldn’t keep it to myself.”  The Haywood hire bodes well for the University of Pittsburgh.However, Haywood is also going to have to be a fireman over, around and near the “Cathedral of Learning.” There are a few embers smoldering over at the football program. Those hot ashes better be extinguished quickly and the “Phoenix” had better be rising from those ashes sooner than later. There have been a comparable amount of  “newsworthy” stories written concerning the Pitt football team off the gridiron as there have been about Panthers victories on it especially concerning the behavior of a few of the student-athletes who were or still are members of the student body and/or the team.Flight BS 1 now departing the terminal. Please reach up into the overhead compartment and grab me a barf bag will ya? It is almost 150 years since slaves were emancipated yet we are still forced to remove the “shackles of perception” to get around the “barriers of normalcy” in order to achieve artificial “firsts” as African-Americans. It has been 147 years since the chains of bondage were removed from Americans of African descent, yet Michael Haywood is the first Black head coach to reside in the lair of the University of Pittsburgh men’s football program. Where have they been?  In my opinion, the focus on Haywood’s hiring merits acclamation but also may be a bit shameful. Pitt was forced to do something drastic. Nothing else was working. Flashing his Super Bowl rings helped ex-Pitt Head Coach Dave Wannstedt  as a recruiter but he grossly under achieved as a coach, teacher and motivator because very seldom were his athletes able to transfer their preparation from an X and 0s standpoint to being mentally sharp enough to win the big game. Also, hiring coaches and awarding scholarships because of their “Pittsburgh pedigree” is good for public relations purposes only.It is a travesty that in the year 2010, there are elements of our society that will not perform certain actions unless they are pushed into a corner. It is being said that some of Pitt’s fan and alumni base are not very pleased with the choice of Mr. Haywood.  Is it possible that the powers-that-be felt that the program could only get better? It sure could not get any worse.Black head coach or not, Pitt like all of the rest of the NCAA Division 1 football programs would be better served hiring Haywood and others like him because they are good coaches and evaluators of talent, not because they may relate to or be more compatible with the large pool of African-American athletes that are a part of the NCAA “system.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at:  [email protected]­pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

Mojave still a site for soaring eyes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Mojave will be the site for development and manufacture work on the company’s new spaceships. “Scaled’s development work will be performed in its current Mojave, California facilities. TSC (The Spaceship Co.) production is also planned to take place at the Mojave Spaceport,” the statement said. “VG (Virgin Galactic) plans initial commercial operations at the Mojave, California Spaceport.” Following delivery of the spaceships to Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Co. will supply flight hardware to additional commercial spaceline operators. Scaled said it has several other prospects. At a space conference this month in Los Angeles, Virgin Galactic vice president Alex Tai noted his company was planning to conduct its initial operations at Mojave. “There’s no greater place to get it done,” Tai said. On Dec. 14, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Branson, chairman of the Virgin Co.’s, announced an agreement in which Virgin Galactic would locate its headquarters and mission control at a spaceport to be developed in the southern portion of New Mexico. Construction of the spaceport in New Mexico will begin in 2007 and should be completed by 2009 or 2010. Virgin Galactic plans to start space flights out of New Mexico once construction of the spaceport is complete. The company envisions sending 50,000 customers to space in the first 10 years of operation. The company has taken in $10 million in deposits already. — Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – While British billionaire Richard Branson picked New Mexico to base his passenger-carrying space planes, California will play a major role in the emerging commercial space tourism business, space advocates say. The new space industry will require many sites, including Mojave and the $225 million spaceport the state of New Mexico is planning to build, they say. “There’s going to be business from this project for California and many other states,” said Eric Daniels, spokesman for the California Space Authority. “Virgin Galactic will have operations in multiple states when it’s all said and done. California will be a player.” Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Mojave-based Scaled Composites – which developed and flew the first privately developed manned spacecraft, SpaceShipOne – partnered to form The Spaceship Company to build the next manned spacecraft.last_img read more

Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 16

first_imgRashford was directly involved in three goals against Fulham (Photo by Agency)Liverpool moved top of the Premier League thanks to a 4-0 victory away to Bournemouth. The game saw Muhammad Salah strike his first treble of the season and Steven Cook scoring an own goal.For Man City who has led the way for the better part of the season, they lost 2-0 at Chelsea. Ngolo Kante put the Blues ahead on 44 minutes before David Luiz sealed the victory late on in the game.At the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal scrapped to a 1-0 win over a spirited Huddersfield Town side. Lucas Torreira scored the only goal off an acrobatic-kick, six minutes from time. Victory keeps Arsenal fifth on the log, level on points with Chelsea who remain fourth.At Old Trafford, Man United registered their biggest victory in the league this season to climb into 5th on the table. Jose Mourinho’s side ran out 4-1 victors over ten-man Fulham with the goals coming from Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku.In the late-kick off on Saturday, Harry Kane-less, Tottenham defeated Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. Son Heung Min and Dele Ali struck the goals for Pochettino’s side.Elsewhere, Wolves, West Ham, Cardiff and Burnely registered big wins in their quest to fend off the relegation dog-fight.Here are the IX players who stood-out for me in Game Week 16.GK. Alison Becker (Liverpool).Another weekend after which i struggle to find a keeper for my team of the week. But i will settle with Liverpool’s Alison who once again registered a clean sheet as his side moved top of the League after a 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth. The Brazilian has now gone 16 League games since his debut minus tasting defeat, the most by a Kop at the start of their career.RB. Matt Doherty (Wolves).The Irishman struck in the 90th minute as his Wolves side won 2-1 away to Newcastle on Sunday evening. He has scored three goals already this season, more than any other defender i the division.CB. James Tarkowski (Burnely).One of the most underrated defenders in the Premier League. Tarkowski scored the winner and was at his absolute best as Burnely defeated Brighton 1-0 on Saturday.CB. David Luiz (Chelsea).Just days after doubts were starting to be raised about Luiz’s role at the heart of Chelsea’s defence, the Brazilian comes up with a masterpiece of sorts against the best team in the land. Luiz not only defended with his life but also scored the second as his side defeated Man City 2-0 on Saturday evening.LB. Ashley Young (Man United).Young scored and assisted in the same Premier League game as United defeated Fulham 4-1 on Saturday. It was the first time since April 2015 that the Englishman had achieved the fate.MF. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal).An acrobatic volley brought victory against Huddersfield and was what the Uruguayan deserved after another all-action display.MF. Ngolo Kante (Chelsea).Kante scored with his only shot against Manchester City, and no Chelsea player created more chances than him. I think on Saturday, Kante played his best football in the advanced role under Maurico Sarri.MF. Juan Mata (Man United).Mata is only the third Spanish player to both score 50+ goals and register 50+ assists in Premier League history after Cesc Fabregas and David Silva. He reached both milestones in the game at home to Fulham on Saturday.FW. Marcus Rashford (Man United).Rashford was involved in three goals in a Premier League match for the first time since February 2016 against Arsenal – his debut in the competition. The young Englishman set up both Ashley Young and Juan Mata before completing the route with a superb shot from out-side the area in the 4-1 win over Fulham.FW. Son Hueing Min (Tottenham).Scored the first and set up Dele Ali’s second as Spurs defeated Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power on Saturday night. Son was also directly involved in six of Spurs’ seven shots against Leicester (four shots, two chances created)FW. Muhammad Salah (Liverpool).Salah has scored the opening goal in more Premier League games than any other player this season (seven).On Saturday, the Egyptian not only scored the opener against Bournemouth but registered his first Hat-trick of the season.Comments Tags: premier league team of the weektoplast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs top Neptune Beach Pearl 7-3 for second straight comeback victory

first_imgARCATA >> As the days are going by, Tyson Fisher is starting to truly find out that his team is one that feeds off the momentum they create from at-bat to at-bat, one inning to the next.That was once again the case on Saturday afternoon.The best part for the Crabs?No need for extra innings for the second straight day. Thanks to a four-run surge in the bottom of the third, Humboldt got the lead — and that’s where it stayed. The Crabs claimed their second straight win in the West …last_img read more

Vanguardia steps down, Alas appointed as new Phoenix coach

first_imgLouie Alas. PBA IMAGESPhoenix is off to a new path.Louie Alas has been installed as the new head coach for the Fuel Masters, days before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Doesn’t matter how it’s done, Brownlee just wants to win title for Ginebra Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:28Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Gamescenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “The said coaches represent two of the brightest coaching minds in the game today and we feel fortunate that they will be leading the future of our team as well as other basketball related activities,” the statement continued. “The management is elated with these changes and are expecting a different Fuel Masters team in terms of attitude, passion, intensity and pride in each game they play in Asia’s oldest professional basketball league.”Alas and Robinson were a part of coach Alex Compton’s staff in Alaska.“I’m super excited to take on a head Coaching position again as it will be a big challenge. I’m likewise sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially Coach Alex who has very supportive and a dear friend to me and my family,” said Alas of his new post.He will be the franchise’s third coach, following Koy Banal and Vanguardia.Alas last took the helm with Letran back in NCAA Season 88 in 2012, while Robinson is currently steering Lyceum this NCAA Season 93, with the Pirates already qualified in the Finals after their 18-0 eliminations sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Team governor Raymond Zorilla announced the news on Thursday after coach Ariel Vanguardia and lead deputy Justino Pinat resigned from their duties.“After evaluating the performance of the team this past season, Mssrs. Ariel Vanguardia and Justino Pinat have earlier stepped down from their coaching positions with the best interest of the team in mind,” the team said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVanguardia amassed a 17-27 record with Phoenix since assuming the position prior to the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. He led the team to three quarterfinals appearances in his tenure but failed to advance past that stage.In their lieu, coaches Alas and Topex Robinson have been signed to lead the Fuel Masters to a new beginning.last_img read more

NSW Mets Win Elite Eight Women’s Title

first_imgThe Mets got out to a strong lead, and were able to maintain their momentum to take the game over the young Mavericks team by five touchdowns at Port Macquarie’s Regional Sports Stadium. The game started off at a frenetic pace, with both team moving the ball well and making plenty of metres in attack.  It took until the sixth minute for either team to get on the scoreboard, with a diving touchdown to the Mets’ Stacey Lapham  giving her team a 1-0 lead.Impressive ball movement from the Mets at the midway mark of the first half saw the side create an overlap, with Claire Winchester giving her side a handy 2-0 advantage. The Mavericks were quick to hit back, with captain Kylie Hilder leading by example in the next set of six, diving over the line to get her side back within one touchdown. Some great teamwork by the experienced duo of Louise Winchester and Kristy Judd resulted in another Mets touchdown  to Judd with six minutes remaining in the first half, and when Nola Campbell squeezed through a gap to score, the Mets took a 4-1 lead with just minutes of the first half remaining. But the Mets weren’t done for the half yet, scoring another two touchdowns, one to Kristin Boss in the seventeenth minute and one to Pepita Macalister-Knight two minutes later, to take an impressive 6-1 lead to the half-time break. The Mets picked up where they left on in the early exchanges of the second half, with Elin Mortimer diving over in the corner, and Nicole McHugh also scoring to take their side’s lead out to 8-1.The Mavericks got back on the scoreboard in the ninth minute of the second half, through Nicole Beck, to get back within six touchdowns of the Mets. Two more quick touchdowns to the Mavericks, through Beck and Jess McCall, got the side back into the game at eight touchdowns to four. The Mets hit back through a Mortimer touchdown in the late stages of the game to take a comprehensive win, 9-4. Mets captain Louise Winchester was rewarded for her strong game, being named the Player of the Final. The Queensland Pride’s Peta Rogerson was named the Karen Smith medallist, the medal for the Player of the Series. Stay tuned to the website and TFA’s Youtube page for all of the highlights from finals day at the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League.last_img read more

12 hours agoDumped Valencia director Mateu Alemany in contact with Barcelona

first_imgDumped Valencia director Mateu Alemany in contact with Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveDumped Valencia director Mateu Alemany is in contact with Barcelona.RAC1 reports Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been in contact with Alemany about taking up a role at the Camp Nou. Marcelino and Alemany worked together at Valencia to bring the club its first trophy in 12 years when they won the Copa del Rey last year. But both have now been discarded.Alemany is currently negotiating with Valencia to let him leave his contract as the breakdown between the executive and owner Peter Lim has broken beyond repair. That would allow him leave Valencia and join another top flight team. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former CIBC executive Tom Woods named chairman of the board at Hydro

first_imgTORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. says former CIBC executive Tom Woods has been named permanent chairman of its board of directors.Woods has been serving in the job on an interim basis since Aug. 14.The board of directors at the utility as well as its chief executive resigned earlier this year amid pressure from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government.Woods was among the 10 new directors named in August as replacements for the company’s previous 14-member board.During his career at CIBC, Woods served as chief financial officer, chief risk officer and vice chairman.Hydro One also announced the appointment of Chris Lopez as acting chief financial officer. Lopez was most recently the senior vice-president of finance at the utility.Companies in this story: (TSX:H)last_img read more