2020 Olympics Postponed to 2021


first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have confirmed the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games.Earlier this morning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed that he had conversations with the head of the IOC, Thomas Bach and both agreed on the idea of dealing the games by one year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following on from that, the IOC this afternoon released an official statement confirming the postponement.“In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community,” International Olympic Committee statement on the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.The news comes on the back of both the IOC and organisers insisting that the games would proceed as planned on July 24th but as the corona virus quickly became a global pandemic, that option was no longer viable. Advertisement TAGS2020 OlympicshockeyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostOlympicsRoisin upton Facebook Previous articlePeople in Ireland have made over 20,000 donations to COVID-19 GoFundMe campaigns in IrelandNext articleInjury units will play “vital role” in easing pressures on hospitals braced for surge of COVID-19 patients Raffaele Rocca Twitter Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Linkedin Cancellation of the games will come as huge blow to all Irish athletes but in particular to Roisin Upton who was set to star on the women’s hockey side who made history last November in a playoff win over Canada to make the games with Upton scoring a crucial goal in the shuttles.The post 2020 Olympics Postponed to 2021 appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsSportOther2020 Olympics Postponed to 2021By Raffaele Rocca – March 24, 2020 31 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Home cookin’


first_imgWhen I took a look at the Pitt’s football schedule and saw Virginia Tech penciled in I automatically chalked up the win to the Hokies. The horrible losses Pitt suffered at the hands of Youngstown State and Cincinnati certainly reinforced the logic behind my prediction. You can now officially gloat, boys and girls; the “great Swami” was wrong. Pitt danced all over VT, 35-17. Next up is Gardner-Webb. Gardner, who? Well if the Panthers don’t experience a significant letdown, all indicators point to their record being elevated to 2-2 on September 23, the day after they face who? Gardner-Webb.Is this a tale of two teams or a team that is on a road with various speed bumps, unscheduled rest stops and breakdowns? Pitt head coach Paul Chryst had this to say after the game, “A season is a journey. You can’t get to one part of it without getting through others. This one day, we did what we needed to do and came out with the victory.”Chryst is of the correct mindset that turnovers are sequential as to how they occur and are always team oriented. He asked and then answered the following question, “Why do you get a pick? It has everything to do with everyone on the field. It can be a defensive back away from the ball. It can be pressure away from the ball. It can be pressure on the quarterback. Those picks are team takeaways.”One of the reasons Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer has been successful throughout his coaching career is that he has almost always created game wreakers and really has never been much of an excuse maker. “I have to give Pitt lot of credit,” he said shortly after the game concluded. “I thought they were well-prepared. I thought (number) four (Rushel Shell) was hard to bring down and I thought there were hitting on all cylinders.”It appeared that Pitt had an engine replacement. To turn such an ominous beginning of their season around against a team as good as Virginia Tech was surprising, very surprising to say the least.My congrats to the Pitt squad, but I must caution QB Tino Sunseri who seemed to be a bit terse in his responses when questioned after the game. My perception was it was like a few moments of “I told you so.” Young man here is some advice from an older fellow. “Be careful how you respond after a win because one victory does not define a season.”Men at Work…Being in the Press Box at Heinz Field sometimes causes you to miss small nuances of a Steelers game, such as watching “Steely McBeam” parading throughout the stadium causing some female fans to get “excited.” I am also certain that the smell of ‘pierogies’ and ‘ I.C. Light’ was more welcoming to the nostrils of the Pittsburgh faithful as opposed to the aroma of one of the favorite dishes served in Denver: Bison (buffalo) in a mustard cognac cream sauce. The Steelers should have easily concluded any item topped with mustard cognac cream sauce would upset the blue collar gastronomical balance of their team. There would be no Pepto Bismol requests put forth from the Pittsburgh sideline last Sunday afternoon after the Steelers dismantled the NY Jets, 27-10.The Steelers had just been smoked by Peyton Manning and the Broncos on the preceding Sunday, plus two of their All-Pro defensive players James Harrison and Troy Polamalu would not dress for the Jets game. I had all sorts of dire predictions for the Black and Gold. I envisioned the Jets head man Rex “Tyrannosaurus Rex” Ryan dialing up blitz after blitz and stunt after stunt bewildering and befuddling the sore and outmanned Steelers front offensive “five.” I now realize why Steely McBeam was not as visible as usual. The reason is that the Steelers donned hard hats instead of their normal football helmets, put out the sandwich board “men at work” sign and got very, very, busy. After the game concluded there were empty cardboard boxes littering the Black and Gold’s sideline bench area. When I inquired as to what the empty boxes had contained, I was informed by an anonymous source (me) that the Steelers had stolen and smuggled about one hundred cases of “whoopa—” from Manning’s “whoopa—” warehouse. When I asked did they use it all up. I received a very clear response, “hell no.” Matter of fact something tells me that they are going to need more than a few cans next Sunday when they travel out to the “black hole” of the NFL to face the Oakland Raiders. They cannot rely on UPS, Federal Express or USPS Priority Mail to deliver their surplus supply of “whoopa—” to “Cali” for fear of it being lost or stolen. They had better take it with them because if not, they won’t be ‘California Dreamin, they’ll be “California Steamin.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at [email protected]­pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741. Bruce can also be heard on the ‘Odd Couple Sports Show’ where he is the AFC North and NFL analyst. The show is hosted by Adam Ragle streaming live on the WCWA Fox Sports Toledo 1230AM Wednesdays at 10 am during the regular season.)last_img read more

Thurston County Public Health Talks Teens and Opiods


first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Gabrielle Byrne for Public Health and Social ServicesOpioids have two faces: they can reduce pain and they can trigger the body to release pleasure-related chemicals in the brain (dopamine is one you may have heard about). This can lead from use to misuse, and possibly to an addiction to opioid drugs.Teenagers are getting addicted not just to street drugs, but also to prescription pain killers. Opioids now represent a clear and present danger to kids everywhere. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, teen deaths due to opioid overdose rose by 19% in a single year. This includes deaths due to street drugs like heroin and fentanyl, as well as to prescription medications (like oxycodone). According to the National Institute of Health, some teens may use multiple drugs or combine drug use with alcohol.Okay, you say, but this is a huge national problem. What can we do here? How can we help our own kids, and friends in our community?Be aware. Opioids are commonly prescribed to teens for things like dental surgery (e.g.; wisdom teeth), or sports injuries.  Parents should ask their child’s doctor about alternatives to prescription pain medications, as well as non-drug pain relief methods (massage, physical therapy, acupuncture, etc.). If prescription pain medication is needed, ask for the lowest possible dose, and be sure an adult distributes and stores the medications. Monitor your child for signs of abuse, dependency, or over-medication.Stay connected. Playing an active, listening role for teens, to help them process what’s going on in their lives is important. Approaching touchy topics without judgment, as best you can, and sharing information shows you care.In fact, there have been a number of scholarly articles, and even Ted Talks, about the relationship between addiction and connection. The recent statement that seems to get the most play in the news is that “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety—it’s connection.”Beyond the blanket suggestion to “connect,” there are lots of concrete things that can help:Educate yourself and your teen about common substances and what they do.Talk to your teen and make sure they understand what they might, at some point, be offered, and the risks of that substance. Safe partying options are also an important discussion topic. Listen to their concerns. Offer to help them come up with creative ways to say no. Don’t put it off.Have the “Teen Link” number available on the fridge or other common space. If your teen needs to talk, and doesn’t want to talk to you, these are anonymous and confidential services. The Teen Link number is 866-833-6546 and it’s available in the evening from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. The 24-hour Crisis line is also an option: 866-427-4747.Give medication as directed. If your teen’s prescription is not controlling their pain, talk to their doctor.Don’t leave opioids out where they can be seen. Store them in a locked drawer, cabinet, or tool/tackle/lock box. Hide the key in a different location.Always dispose of medications properly. Use free Medicine Take Back service locations to drop off meds you no longer need. Locations are listed at takebackyourmeds.orgAddiction, when it happens, can be scary and overwhelming. There are associated health risks—sexually transmitted diseases, blood borne infections spread through sharing needles, and worries about overdose. Talking to your teen may also become more difficult. It can be hard to know where to start. Support services for families who have a loved one struggling with opioid addiction are available. If you, or someone in your household has an opioid addiction, it is legal for you to have Naloxone, a product that may help reverse an opioid-related overdose, on hand. This drug will not help with other non-opioid drugs like methamphetamine. There are many places where Naloxone is available. In addition, there are local crisis and treatment resources.There are no easy answers when it comes to preventing addiction, nor is there an easy way forward when it happens, but there is a broad community of support—ready, willing, and able to step up and do the work at your side.last_img read more

Swimming to Fight Cancer


first_imgSwimmers stay in their lanes in the Chapel Beach Club pool during the swim marathon to benefit the American Cancer Society. Monday, July 23rd 2012Back row, from left, Gerri Kellett, Lisa Halikias, who is a cancer survivor, Marianne Vel Camp and event co-coordinator Emily VelCamp; front row, from left, American Cancer Society Director of Special Events Jen Hernandez, event co-coodinator Adele Kellett, Andrea LeLand, MiaRose LeLand, Chapel Beach Club owner Sandy Mulheren and swim teach coach Kyle DeLisa.Chapel Swim Team members from Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright held a morning swim marathon on Monday, July 23, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Swimmers, ages 6 to 16, took part in the event that raised funds through pledges each lap the participants completed. Dozens of youngsters participated in a swim marathon to benefit the American Cancer Society.last_img read more

Rough weather and travel ahead


first_imgLocal area residents should prepare themselves for what could be very poor, New Year’s Eve travel conditions. A wind chill warning is already in place and periods of snow and likely blowing snow, are forecast, for tonight and tomorrow. So it would appear, if possible, today would be the best day to complete, any New Year travel plans, prior to the weekend.For more on local road conditions visit www.drivebc.ca- Advertisement –last_img

London Olympics: Li Xiaoxia beat Ding Ning to win gold in women’s table tennis


first_imgLi Xiaoxia of China beat teammate Ding Ning in a controversial Olympic women’s singles table tennis final on Wednesday.[blurb} Li, 24, won 11-8, 14-12, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4.The fourth game saw controversy that reduced Ding Ning, the top-ranked world champion, to tears and effectively ended her challenge.With Li 8-2 up, Ding was shown a red card for dissent after approaching the umpire about a serve fault.Ding did not appear to be protesting, and seemed to have merely made a polite inquiry.Visibly distraught, Ding was unable to maintain the fight and capitulated 4-11 in the final game.Earlier on Wednesday, Feng Tianwei of Singapore won the bronze medal match, destroying Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa four games to nil.It was Singapore’s third medal in Olympic history, a feat that left Feng, who won team silver in Beijing, visibly moved as she left the arena.last_img read more

Morton neuroma


first_imgDefinitionMorton neuroma is an injury to the nerve between the toes, which causes thickening and pain. It commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and fourth toes.CausesThe exact cause is unknown. Doctors believe the following may play a role in the development of this condition:Wearing tight shoes and high heelsAbnormal positioning of toesFlat feetForefoot problems, including bunions and hammer toesHigh foot archesMorton neuroma is more common in women than in men.SymptomsTingling in the space between the third and fourth toesToe crampingSharp, shooting, or burning pain in the ball of the foot and sometimes toesPain that increases when wearing shoes or pressing on the areaPain that gets worse over timeIn rare cases, nerve pain occurs in the space between the second and third toes. This is not a common form of Morton neuroma, but treatment is similar.Exams and TestsYour health care provider can usually diagnose this problem by examining your foot. A foot x-ray may be done to rule out bone problems. MRI or ultrasound can successfully diagnose the condition.Nerve testing (electromyography) cannot diagnose Morton neuroma. But it may be used to rule out conditions that cause similar symptoms.Blood tests may be done to check for inflammation-related conditions, including certain forms of arthritis.TreatmentNonsurgical treatment is tried first. Your doctor may recommend any of the following:Padding and taping the toe areaShoe insertsChanges to footwear, for example wearing shoes with wider toe boxes or flat heelsAnti-inflammatory medicines taken by mouth or injected into the toe areaNerve blocking medicines injected into the toe areaOther painkillersPhysical therapyAnti-inflammatories and painkillers are not recommended for long-term treatment.advertisementIn some cases, surgery is needed to remove the thickened tissue and inflammed nerve. This helps relieve pain and improve foot function. Numbness after surgery is permanent.Outlook (Prognosis)Nonsurgical treatment does not always improve symptoms. Surgery to remove the thickened tissue is successful in about 85% of cases.Possible ComplicationsMorton neuroma can make walking difficult. Persons with this foot condition may also have trouble with activities that put pressure on the foot, such as pressing the gas pedal while driving. It may hurt to wear certain types of shoes, such as high-heels.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if you have persistent pain or tingling in your foot or toe area.PreventionAvoid ill-fitting shoes. Wear shoes with a wide toe box or flat heels.ReferencesMcGee DL. Podiatric procedures. In: Roberts JR, Hedges JR, eds. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 51.Scardina RJ, Lee SM. Morton neuroma. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2008:chap 85.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial Team.last_img read more

Wozniacki tells Liverpool: Impossible is nothing


first_imgLiverpool ‘Impossible is nothing’ – Wozniacki tips Liverpool for Premier League glory after Australian Open win Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 23:12 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Caroline Wozniacki Getty Liverpool Premier League The Danish tennis star has broken her duck at Grand Slam tournaments and believes her beloved Reds will taste title success in England at some stage Caroline Wozniacki has broken her Grand Slam duck and is tipping her beloved Liverpool to taste Premier League title glory in the near future.The Danish tennis star is back on top of the world rankings following a maiden major triumph at the Australian Open.Having twice been a runner-up at the US Open, Wozniacki outlasted Simona Halep, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in a pulsating final on Saturday in Melbourne. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As she savoured that success, attention was diverted back to football matters and the chances of Liverpool emulating her achievement by reclaiming the English top-flight title at some stage.Wozniacki told reporters on that challenge: “Impossible is nothing.”I’m sure, eventually, it will go well for them.”The 27-year-old is a famous follower of the Reds, with regular visits to Anfield made when a busy tennis schedule allows.Having been born on July 11, 1990, Liverpool have not tasted title glory during Wozniacki’s lifetime.Their last triumph, an 18th in the club’s illustrious history, came in the 1989-90 season.There have been a few near misses since then, most notably under Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers, but the crown has remained elusive.Jurgen Klopp is the man currently charged with the task of restoring the good times to Merseyside.He has been unable to break a silverware drought thus far, with that barren run having entered a sixth year, but remains in the hunt as the 2017-18 campaign approaches the business end.Whatever happens from this point, all of those connected with Liverpool can rely on the support of Wozniacki, with her exploits having proved that persistence and hard work will be rewarded in time. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Another step forward towards a Community Foundation


first_imgThe creation of a Community Foundation is listed as a 2019 initiative in Council’s Strategic Plan.Mayor Lori Ackerman shared, right now the city spends a significant amount on ‘Grants in Aid’ and permissive tax exemptions.  When the Community Foundation (CF) is established, the funding could come from the CF rather than our operating budget.As the community grows, so too are the requests for assistance.  A CF can determine its ability to fund based on its revenues from the fund’s investments and accommodate the decisions year-round rather than a once a year budget, shared Mayor AckermanCLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council approved $165,751.00 towards the development of a Community Foundation (CF) from surplus 2019 C5 project funds.On Monday, September 9th, 2019, Council awarded the bid for a Community Foundation to KEA Canada Ltd of Canmore, Alberta.On August 27, 2019, city staff met to review submitted proposals which were reviewed against a scoring matrix, which included Company Overview, Project Team and Experience, Methodology, Project Plan, Schedule, and Fees.last_img read more

SC demolishes Modi Jaitley BJPs stand on electoral bonds Yechury


first_imgNew Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision on electoral bonds, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury Friday said the apex court had “demolished” the stand taken by the BJP-led NDA government on the issue. The Supreme Court Friday did not stop political funding through electoral bonds but brought several checks on it to bring transparency by directing all political parties to furnish receipts of amounts received and details of identity of donors in a sealed cover to the Election Commission. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ In an interim order, the apex court also directed all political parties to provide details of the amount of the bond and bank account of donors by May 30 to the poll panel. “Supreme Court demolishes stance taken by Modi, Jaitley & BJP – which had pushed this as a Money bill, for opaque, secret Electoral bonds. The court says transparency is the basic principle of electoral funding. People have a right to know which party got how much, and from whom,” Yechury tweeted. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The Centre and the Election Commission had taken contrary stands in the Supreme Court on Wednesday over political funding, with the government wanting to maintain anonymity of donors of electoral bonds and the poll panel batting for revealing names of donors for transparency. “Anonymity pushed by BJP is on the way out. Donors of black money via this route will be scared to fund from here on. Today EC has the data. Tomorrow the public will also have it,” Yechury wrote on Twitter.last_img read more