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Path to health launched in Castleconnell

first_imgTHE Slí na Sláinte (Path to Health) route was recently launched in Castleconnell encouraging people to engage in a healthier lifestyle and get active. An initiative of the Irish Heart Foundation, Slí na Slainte is supported by County Limerick Sports Partnership Limerick County Council and the Irish Sports Council and is a 3.8km walking trail around Castleconnell, with signage at one kilometre intervals identifying the distance walked.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leas-Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council Cllr Michael Sheahan, said that an extension of the route could be in the pipeline. “The circuit goes around Castleconnell from the timber bridge, looping around the river back to the school. “I’m encouraging the Sli na Slainte people to invest in an extension into Montpelier, along the old bog road, and this should be in the pipeline”.Edel Byrne from the Irish Heart Foundation, said: “We hope the community  will get great enjoyment and benefit from the route. “Getting active makes such a big difference to your heart and overall health, helping to reduce stress, ease back pain and reduce the risk of heart disease. “Adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity, such as brisk walking, five days a week. By having a clearly marked and safe walking route, we aim to make it easier for people to get active as part of their normal day”. Linkedin Advertisement Print Email Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleFacebook vital to UL’s first seven weeksNext articleCouncil toughens up its act against litter louts admin NewsLocal NewsPath to health launched in CastleconnellBy admin – October 3, 2010 848 last_img read more

Ireland quality thrills O’Connell

first_img O’Connell racked up his 99th Ireland cap in Sunday’s one-sided victory, the hosts taking control despite the Munster talisman rating Lancaster’s England even more highly than the 2003 World Cup-winning team. O’Connell said once again that he has not yet made a decision on when exactly he will call his Test career quits. The 35-year-old said he will make that decision around the time of the autumn’s World Cup, so that tournament could prove his Test swansong. Admitting he may already have played his last Six Nations match in Dublin, O’Connell said: “It could have been but I don’t know yet, I’m undecided. “I’ll probably make the decision soon enough, I really want to play to the World Cup and be in the best shape I can there and see after that. “That probably was my last Six Nations game against England in Dublin: there’s no point kidding myself too much. “I’m not trying to make a big deal by not saying anything, I just genuinely haven’t decided what to do yet. “I’m really enjoying playing at the moment in the set-up we have in Ireland, but I’m conscious we have a lot of good second-rows coming through as well. “The World Cup is a big focus for me to try to go there and be in the best shape I can, and around then will be decision-time for me.” Boss Schmidt has guided Ireland from ninth to third in the world rankings and victory over England leaves only New Zealand to beat for the Kiwi to run the full win card against major Test powers. The former Clermont and Leinster coach admitted he is still not ready to talk openly about a Grand Salm tilt, despite the reigning champions now being odds-on to retain their title. “No, I’ll wait for Brian O’Driscoll’s tweet to put the pressure on me,” said Schmidt of discussing the Grand Slam. Now-retired record caps holder O’Driscoll tweeted that Ireland could be on for a Grand Slam following the 18-11 victory over France. Schmidt continues to take any backing of his side with a pinch of salt, despite England becoming the latest to fall foul of Ireland’s tactical mastery. Schmidt confirmed fly-half Jonny Sexton suffered a hamstring tweak while Sean O’Brien was removed due to concussion. Both are likely to be fit to face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, March 14. “I think we’ve decided we’ll park everything for 24 hours, get a bit of recovery and then try to springboard ourselves forward,” said Schmidt. “At this stage, probably for once we’re going to just enjoy the moment and take a deep breath. “Control’s fickle: it’s nice to be in this position in the tournament, without a doubt. “Even our points-differential is very much aided by the 10-point swing today, because it’s a 20-point swing with England, which is potentially pretty important because they’ve got two home games and could accumulate a few points. “But they could also put a bit of pressure on in that perspective if we do slip up in either of the next two games. “Grand Slams don’t happen that often, it’s pretty hard to get them. “And it’s going to be very hard in the Millennium, Wales have got themselves back into the Championship and the last time they won the Championship, they lost their first game at home and went through to win the tournament. “So they are no doubt eyeing up something similar this year.” Paul O’Connell believes Ireland could be building the best Test side of his lengthy career as Joe Schmidt’s men start to home in on an RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam. Press Association Captain O’Connell has admitted head coach Schmidt could forge a side to surpass even the achievements of the 2009 Grand Slam-winning side that contained greats like Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy. “Yeah, it’s close to it,” said O’Connell when asked if Ireland now boast the best side of his career. “I think we’re doing a lot of things really well. “The way we’re preparing is a lot different from what we’ve done in the past in my time here. “I just think the game-by-game focus suits Irish teams and Irish people. “I’m sure the coaches look at the bigger picture but for us, there will be a fairly brutal review of this game and we’ll be put under pressure then to prepare certain things for Wales, and that will be the sole focus of the players. “And it works well for us, it gets the best out of us. “It’s creating a brilliant set-up and an exciting set-up to be involved in.” Ireland suffocated England into 19-9 submission in Dublin on Sunday, teeing up a serious tilt at a first Six Nations clean sweep in six years. O’Connell’s side equalled Ireland’s Test record of 10 consecutive victories in sweeping past Stuart Lancaster’s England, with Robbie Henshaw claiming his first international try. last_img read more

Badgers down Redbirds 3-2 in thriller

first_imgWisconsin benefited from a well-placed corner from freshman Kinley McNicoll (13) in the 103rd minute. Senior Joana Bielefeld won the ball on a header, which sophomore Cara Wells put away for the game-winner.[/media-credit]It took extra time, but the Wisconsin women’s soccer team left the McClimon Complex with a 3-2 win over Illinois State Sunday to remain perfect at home.The Redbirds (3-2-2) gave the No. 15 Badgers (5-1) all they could handle, forcing the game into two overtime periods before sophomore forward Cara Walls lifted UW to victory over the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference champions. After the game, head coach Paula Wilkins was quick to praise Illinois State’s effort.“I give great credit to Illinois State,” Wilkins said. “They were organized, which we knew they would be. They had a game plan that we didn’t do well to adapt to. A huge credit to Illinois State and what they tried to do when they came in here.”UW’s offense had some early opportunities to score against ISU but was unable to capitalize on its chances until the 26th minute, when Walls was able to get a ball past the opposing goalkeeper.Wisconsin was able to fend off the Illinois State attack until the 52nd minute, when junior midfielder Anna Stinson evened the score at one from 18 yards out.In the 59th minute, the Redbirds committed a crucial mistake after officials called them for a handball in their own box. The call resulted in a chance at a penalty kick which redshirt junior Paige Adams took full advantage of. Adams buried the penalty kick, giving Wisconsin the edge once again in the back-and-forth battle.The game seemed all but won for UW in the closing minutes of the game until Illinois State’s sophomore sensation and back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week Rachel Tejada delivered the tying blow with a missile from 12 yards out. Tejada’s score added to her MVC-leading goal total, giving her nine on the season.Coach Wilkins admitted her team may have gotten a little complacent after taking the lead which resulted in the game-tying goal.“I think [we became complacent] a little bit,” Wilkins said. “I think that they won a ton of second balls … and they were running by us in the midfield and I think tactically we had to make a better decision as coaches. I think that we lost some of our transition ability and we got a little lackadaisical.”Tejada’s late goal forced the Badgers into overtime. Neither team was able to put the ball in the back of the net in the first 10-minute overtime period. However, it was in the second overtime period with six minutes left when Walls scored the game-winning goal.“We played a short free kick. I just wanted to catch them off guard,” Walls said. “I remember seeing the cross go up and I knew Joana (Bielefeld) was going to win the head-ball so I just wanted to get around it for the knockdown.”Both offenses were generating chances against the opposing defense with each team racking up 18 shots. UW managed to put six shots on goal while ISU put four shots on net.Wisconsin continued to find the back of the net, as Sunday marked the fourth game in which the Badgers were able to score three or more goals.Although the Badgers did score three goals on the game, they could have done a lot more damage to the Redbirds, failing to finish on a number of opportunities that presented themselves in the opposing box.Coach Wilkins said she hopes UW will be able to capitalize on more offensive opportunities as her team gets deeper into the season.“[Being able to finish] usually comes a little bit later in the season but I’d like it to be higher right now,” Wilkins said. “I’m not going to complain about three goals but I would like to finish more of our chances if we can.”Walls was equally critical of the way her team played offensively, as she would also like to see more consistency out of the offensive unit.“[The offensive play] was OK,” Walls said. “It was in spans. We would play well for 15 minutes and then it was kind of like we didn’t get the ball a lot so we just need to put it all together.”On the defensive side of the field, Wisconsin gave up two goals for the second consecutive game. The Badgers were able to shut down the Redbirds for most of the game but committed some untimely turnovers that resulted in quick transitions and points.Joana Bielefeld, a team captain and senior defender, thought the defense played well at times but needed to do a better job limiting the number of turnovers.“We did what we needed to do to win the game,” Bielefeld said. “Maybe it wasn’t a good game for us overall, but we got the result we wanted.“I think we had moments when we were really brilliant and then I think we had moments that kind of killed us. So we just need to make sure that we work on those things in practice and make sure we don’t give away those easy balls.”last_img read more

Flyers fall to Sr. Canucks in preseason action

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers fell to the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks in the team’s single preseason game this past Friday at the North Peace Arena.The Flyers were on the board first less than five minutes into the first, when Dan Pappin fired a shot past Dawson netminder Steven Ridley, assisted by Cole Calliou and Devan Greyeyes. Dawson Creek answered back six minutes later on the powerplay, but Brennan Giroux put the Flyers ahead once again with 4 minutes left in the first, helped by Jeff Shipton and Marshall Sidwell.The Flyers continued their dominance into the second period, going up 4-1 with a pair of goals from Andrew Payou. Rick Cleaver and Jeff Shipton both tallied assists on those goals.- Advertisement -Sadly, the Flyers didn’t seem to generate the offence seen in the first two frames, as Dawson Creek went on to score three unanswered goals, two of which happened in the final two minutes to force sudden death overtime. In the end, it was Dawson Creek who got the sudden win when Jeff Taylor scored for the Sr. C’s with just over a minute and a half remaining.The Flyers start their 2016-2017 NPHL season at home next weekend when they host the Grande Prairie Athletics at the North Peace Arena. The puck drops on Saturday night at 8:00.last_img read more

Sukkot events celebrate harvest after Yom Kippur

first_imgJews will pound at least one nail into their sukkah framework tonight in anticipation of the holiday of Sukkot that begins at sundown Wednesday. Sukkot – Hebrew for “booths” – is a seven-day harvest festival that follows the solemn holy day of Yom Kippur, ending today when three stars are visible in the sky. Having access to a sukkah or booth at synagogue or at home is the prerequisite for observing the holiday. The Torah verse for the commandment to dwell in sukkot, plural for sukkah, is found in Leviticus 23:42. Getting a start on constructing this temporary dwelling is traditional at night after Yom Kippur ends because it links doing one mitzvah – a commandment – to observe Yom Kippur to the mitzvah of dwelling in a sukkah for Sukkot. “Sukkot is in dramatic contrast to Yom Kippur. We celebrate the abundance of the harvest after emerging from the judgment of Yom Kippur,” said Rabbi Gershon Weissman from Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills. “To be `oh so happy’ is what we are during Sukkot. It is known as the season of our happiness.” Many faithful try to observe the mitzvah to “dwell in a booth” by at least eating a meal in a sukkah that has been constructed at their synagogue. But building one’s own backyard sukkah has become a popular family project in recent years. It takes a fair amount of planning to build a sukkah at home that, ideally, should be constructed the day after Yom Kippur. That’s because there are particular rules for the size and materials that should be used. The sukkah must be large enough for at least one person to sit in, and some can accommodate 100 people like the sukkah at Temple Beth Haverim. One of the walls of the sukkah can be an existing wall of a building, but the other walls have to be sturdy enough so that they won’t fall down or be blown over. The frame of a sukkah may be made of wood poles or aluminum. The roof is covered with plant material like palm branches, corn stalks or bamboo. There should be enough covering to give shade but also enough to see stars. “Sukkot has three aspects. It’s an agricultural festival. It’s historical because it represents our wandering in the desert for 40 years. It’s spiritual because these little huts remind us of the fragility of life,” said Rabbi Jan Offel from Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills. “We eat and sleep in the sukkah we build. If it rains, it could topple over. The sukkah reminds us that we aren’t in control of everything.” The fragility of the natural world is an obvious topic for families to discuss as they sit and eat a meal – traditionally grain-based dishes and sweets – in their decorated sukkah. Some decorations include fruits and vegetables, paper crafts and Jewish New Year cards. “Sukkot is a wonderful holiday because it is about nature. It’s appropriate for us in the San Fernando Valley because we are not very connected to nature,” said Rabbi Donald Goor from Temple Judea in Tarzana. The environment will be the theme for the sukkah that the congregation of Temple Judea will be decorating at the inaugural “Sunday in the Sukkah” event Sept. 30. The event is organized by The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance at Pierce College’s annual Harvest Festival in Woodland Hills. “The Pierce College event every year is a living re-enactment of the harvest. This is an opportunity for people to learn about this holiday,” said Carol Koransky, executive director of The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance in West Hills. “We hope that by building together (people will feel) a relationship and community. We hope it will be an experiential day in that people will feel it with all their senses, like the braying of the donkeys at the petting zoo and the smell of the corn.” The federation is providing the framing for the seven participating synagogues: Temple Judea, Temple Kol Tikvah, Congregation Or Ami, Temple Aliyah, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Ahavat Shalom. The temples each will decorate their own sukkah and offer a craft-making project. Singers and dancers will perform and SOVA, a food pantry, will collect nonperishable items. “On Sukkot, we move out of the comforts of our homes to be in a frail, fragile booth with no substantial roof in order to see the stars,” said Weissman. “It’s a time when we gaze and see all of God’s creation and appreciate the creation of the universe. It’s a beautiful celebration.” [email protected] (818) 713-3708 “Artful Dwellings: Sukkot at the Skirball”, an exhibition of three interpretations of a sukkah by artists Sam Erenberg, Therman Statomand Marlene Zimmerman, 10a.m.-5p.m. Saturday and Sunday; noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; closed today and Sept. 27, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Exhibit runs through Nov. 11. Admission: $10; $7 seniors and students and children over 12; $5 children 5-12. Call (310) 440-4500 or see www.skirball.org. Sukkot Shabbat dinner and service, 6:30p.m. dinner followed by a service led by Rabbi Michael Mayersohn and Cantor Sharone Rosen, 8 p.m. Friday, Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Reservations for dinner due by Wednesday. Tickets: $10; $8 for children 8 and under. Bring a potluck vegetable or casserole dish to share for six people. Call (818) 831-0835 or see www.bethtorah-sfv.org. Sukkot bring-your-own picnic and service, with Rabbis James Lee Kaufman and Sarah Hronsky and Cantor Alan Weiner, 5:30p.m. Wednesday, Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Call (818) 763-9148 or see www.tbhla.org. Sukkot service and vegetarian potluck dinner, 5:45p.m. Wednesday, Temple Sinai of Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Ave. Call (818) 246-8101. Sukkot bring-your-own picnic and service, 6:30p.m. Wednesday, Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 880-4880. Sukkot services, 9a.m. Thursday and Friday, Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. Call (818) 360-1881 or see www.trz.org. Sukkot services, 9:30a.m. Thursday and Friday, Temple Beth Haverim, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 991-7111 or see www.templebethhaverim.org. Sukkot services: 10a.m. Thursday, at these Chabad Centers, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills; 2524 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village; 5998 Conifer St., Oak Park; 2060 Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, and 3871 Old Topanga Canyon, Calabasas. Call (818) 991-0991. Campfire Sukkot service held by Congregation Or Ami of Agoura Hills, call for time and location, Friday. Call (818) 880-4880. Sukkot service led by Rabbi Karen Bender and Cantorial soloist Mark Britowich, 7-9p.m. Friday, Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. Dinner: 6-7 p.m.; call for details. Call (818) 758-3800 or see www.templejudea.org. “Sunday in the Sukkah,” presented by The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, 11a.m.-3p.m. Sept. 30, Pierce College Farm Center, corner of De Soto Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Woodland Hills. Entrance fee; free parking. Call (818) 464-3239.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Message Center now accepts additional file types

first_img SharePrint RelatedYou’ve Got Mail: The Latest Geocaching Message Center UpdatesOctober 23, 2015In “Geocaching tools”Interviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 3February 20, 2015In “GIFF”Be the First to Find DNF’s in the Geocaching® appJune 13, 2017In “News” There are many good reasons to make use of the Message Center, because there is so much to talk about when it comes to geocaching:It’s a great way to plan geocaching outings with your friends.A good way to ask a friend for suggestions about the best geocaches in your area.You can get a hint from the cache owner for an especially tricky hide.And, because the Message Center is available in the Geocaching® app, you can submit your answers for Virtuals and EarthCaches right in the field.We know that geocaching is better when players communicate with each other so we wanted to make that easier. The challenge, after all, should be in the adventure and not in the tools you use. That’s why we took some time to update and improve the Message Center.With the latest update, you can now send file types such as pdf, doc, or docx* in addition to images to other geocachers. We also cleaned up the look to make it all about your content. If you like even less clutter, you can clean up your inbox by hiding any message.*This functionality is currently not available in the Geocaching® app.We added the ability to forward all messages to email. By toggling this setting “on,” messages you create in the Message Center on Geocaching.com and in the Geocaching® app will automatically be forwarded to your email. Forwarding messages to your email makes searching for previous messages much easier. To enable email forwarding, select the settings button in Message Center and check the Forward messages to email box.Additionally, we made the Message Center a lot more reliable by fixing several bugs. There had been some irregularities with message being displayed as unread, that were read, and conversations out of order. These have all been addressed with this release.Now you can concentrate on the content of your message – rather than the bugs. Let your friends know about the updated Message Center by writing them a message right now.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

MFLN “Network News” – July 2016

first_imgWelcome to the July edition of MFLN “Network News”! This month we are pleased to introduce you to several blog and video series developed by the MFLN concentration areas that feature practitioner perspectives. Field Talk is a monthly blog post by the Family Development – Early Intervention team sharing the voices of early childhood providers who serve or have served military families of young children with disabilities (birth to 5 years old).Friday Field Notes is a blog series by the MFLN Community Capacity Building concentration area. Launched in April 2016, Friday Field Notes presents first-person accounts of how cooperative extension and the land grant universities are helping to build the capacity of communities to enhance the resilience and well-being of military service men and women and their families. Visit the MFLN blog each Friday to catch the latest developments from the field!Professionals Helping Professionals is a video series produced by the Military Caregiving concentration area. This 16-video YouTube series features interviews with military service providers and highlights tips, strategies, and advice on working with wounded service members and their family caregivers. Coming soon! Later this year, the Military Caregiving concentration area will release a second video series highlighting practitioner perspectives on caregiving for those with special needs. Stay tuned for the official launch!Additionally, there are many wonderful webinars and events happening across the network this month.  Be sure not to miss out! To stay in the loop with all the latest from the MFLN, you can:Sign up for our monthly email update – www.extension.org/62831 Check out the webinar listing (upcoming & archived)last_img read more

Texas Rangers Twitter Account Tweets Out “Fire Charlie” During Longhorns Blowout Loss

first_imgTexas Rangers tweet Fire Charlie.Twitter/@Charlie_BurrisThe Texas Longhorns are in full meltdown mode. Following back-to-back awful losses due to special teams gaffes, the Longhorns are losing to TCU 50-7 late in the fourth quarter. During halftime, freshman cornerback Kris Boyd retweeted a message about transferring to Texas A&M, and now the Texas Rangers are jumping on the “Fire Charlie Strong” bandwagon. Or, at least one rogue social media manager is upset about the game, and was on the wrong Twitter account.Hey, what did I ever do to you @Rangers? pic.twitter.com/5OgWkUOVMi— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) October 3, 2015The tweet was deleted very quickly, but not before the internet captured it for all of eternity. There have been better college football Saturdays in Austin, that’s for sure.last_img read more