Bon Secours to sponsor children’s ‘Run for Fun’ on May Bank…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Previous articleFirst Irish death from CoronavirusNext articleLimerick Chamber joins Government, Trade Unions & Employer Bodies in shared national effort to respond to COVID-19 Jack Neville Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Facebookcenter_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRun for Funrunning Email Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons is delighted today to announce that it is renewing its sponsorship of the children’s ‘Run for Fun’ at the Great Limerick Run weekend.The announcement was made today at the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick by hospital Manager Jason Kenny and ‘Run for Fun’ CEO John Cleary. Also in attendance were Limerick hurling manager John  Kiely and players Diarmaid Byrnes, Will O’Donoghue and Declan Hannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at the University of Limerick.REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners, from left to right, Dylan Barry, aged 7, Lucy Murray, aged 12, Alan Cleary, aged 12, Ella Barry aged 5, Dylan Gilmore, aged 12, Sam Gilmore, aged 10, and Kevin Kearns, aged 10, along with Limerick hurlers Will O’Donoghue and Diarmaid Byrnes and manager John Kiely. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneThe run, which is non-competitive, is for national school children (5-13 years) across multiple distances and suitable for all standards.  The sponsorship is another Bon Secours Hospital Limerick commitment to supporting activity in the county, following the signing of a three-year agreement last year to sponsor the Limerick senior  hurling club championshipSpeaking at today’s announcement, hospital manager Jason Kenny said:“We have a long running relationship with the Great Limerick Run weekend, having previously sponsored the Sunday event,  which is an incredible success in its own right, bringing over 14,000 people into the city on the May  Bank Holiday Weekend. It’s a huge boost for the city in terms of sports tourism and has been one of the stand-out individual elements that have combined into the great Limerick success story over the  past decade or so.“We were delighted to take up on the opportunuty to sponsor the ‘Run for Fun’ because it promotes healthy activity amongst children and that’s something as a healthcare provider that we are very keen to promote. Getting children involved in exercise can introduce them to something that will stay with them for much of their  lives and reduce health risks. It’s also good for their wider wellbeing, their confidence, things that are very important to work on from an early age.”REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners Dylan Barry, aged 7, and Ella Barry aged 5, along with Limerick hurling captain Declan Hannon and Jason Kenny, Hospital Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneSaid John Cleary, CEO of the Great Limerick Run:“It’s essential when you are getting sponsorship partners on board that they are the right fit from the actual event’s perspective. Bon Secours Hospital Limerick ticks that box. It has a great heritage here in the city given the hospital’s origins here  and they are a healthcare provider operating to the highest standards.“We were delighted to have them as title sponsors of the Sunday event prior to this and delighted that they have stayed with us to sponsor this very important ‘Run for Fun’. It is what it says on the tin. We want to introduce them to healthy activity, to having fun doing it and that’s what the event is all about.“We’ve seen their delight at crossing the finishing line knowing, as they do that, it’s not a competitive event, that everyone is a winner. And we’ve seen the delight of their parents at watching the children getting out there, participating in such a healthy activity and enjoying themselves in the process.”REPRO FREE 09/03/2020 Runners, from left to right, Alan Cleary, aged 12, Sam Gilmore, aged 10, Dylan Gilmore, aged 12, along with Limerick hurlers Will O’Donoghue and Diarmaid Byrnes and manager John Kiely. Photo by Diarmuid GreeneSaid John Kiely, Limerick senior hurling manager,“As a school principal and someone involved in sport pretty much all my life, I’ve seen just how important participation in sport is, no matter what code it is. We have to encourage our children to be involved first and foremost.“It cannot be about competitiveness for them, it must be about fun when they are this stage of life. I commend John Cleary and his team for pulling this event together and Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons for sponsoring it.“They have put their support behind Limerick hurling through their sponsorship of the senior hurling club championship over the past year m and they must be commended again on getting involved in another very positive Initiative with the Run for Fun.”The post Bon Secours to sponsor children’s ‘Run for Fun’ on May Bank Holiday weekend appeared first on Sporting Limerick. 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 WhatsApp LimerickNewsBon Secours to sponsor children’s ‘Run for Fun’ on May Bank Holiday weekendBy Jack Neville – March 11, 2020 121 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Co-op announces £2m loss in food profits

first_imgThe Co-operative Group has revealed a decrease in underlying operating profits to £117m in its food business sector, falling from £119m last year.The interim results, published by the group today, showed a pre-tax loss of £559m in the first half of the year, predominantly caused by loans at The Co-op Bank.In a statement, The Co-operative said that while there are some early signs of recovery in the UK economy, for many of its customers the “outlook remains difficult” and they will continue to focus on providing value to them.They added that, in their food business sector, they anticipate a stronger second half “as the benefits of our food strategy start to be realised in better stock availability, improvements to the customer offer and with the refit of more than 400 stores”.Euan Sutherland, group chief executive of The Co-operative Group, said: “This has been a very difficult first half for The Co-operative Group and the results highlight both the well-documented challenges faced by The Co-operative Bank and the significant work to do at group level.”He added that his first few months in the role have been “focused on putting in place the recovery plan for the bank”, as well as considering the changes that need to me made across the group.last_img read more

CDC says 3.4 million doses of H1N1 vaccine to ship in early October

first_imgSep 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The first wave of H1N1 vaccine will probably consist of 3.4 million doses of MedImmune’s nasal-spray product and is likely to reach providers the first week in October, federal health officials said today.At the same time, officials said the pandemic virus is now circulating widely in 21 states, 10 more than a week ago, and the number of patients going to clinics and hospitals with flu-like illness is about twice what is normal for this time of year.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Sep 13 that the first doses of vaccine could become available the first week in October, but today marked the first time officials gave a specific number. Previously the general expectation was that the first doses wouldn’t be available until mid October.”We actually anticipate being able to start receiving orders for the vaccine by early October, and actually vaccine going out and being distributed by providers by the first week of October,” Dr. Jay Butler, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) H1N1 Vaccine Task Force, said at a news briefing today.”Initially we anticipate that about 3.4 million doses of vaccine will be available,” he said. “Additional doses may be available as well, but 3.4 million is the hard number we have now. All of that is the nasal spray vaccine.”The live attenuated vaccine from MedImmune is indicated for children and adults aged 2 through 49, under the approval granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sep 15.The vaccine will be allocated to states in proportion to population. Under a centralized distribution system set up by the CDC, vaccination providers request doses from their state health department. States will screen the requests and then place orders with the CDC, which will transmit orders to McKesson Corp., the company handling the distribution.Local decisions importantWhile the doses are recommended first for high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, healthcare workers, children, and adults with certain chronic health conditions, who actually gets the first doses will depend on local decisions and circumstances, Butler said.”In any given location the availability of the vaccine may actually vary. So oftentimes that decision of who is actually administered the vaccine may ultimately be decided by the provider and the patient,” he said.He said some states have identified maternity hospitals where they may want to send the first doses of vaccine, though that would require an injectable rather than the nasal-spray vaccine. States may also try to steer early doses to healthcare workers and to people who will be living with babies under 6 months old, he said.Vaccine will be shipped from four sites around the country to facilitate rapid distribution, Butler said, but added that he didn’t know the locations.The distribution system is an expanded version of what the CDC uses for its Vaccines for Children program, which involves about 40,000 providers. The agency expects about 90,000 sites to participate in the campaign.Not all of those 90,000 will be individual vaccination providers, Butler said today. Some may be retail chains that may redistribute vaccine to their outlets.Regarding vaccine dosage, the expectation is that children under age 10 will need two doses, while one dose will suffice for older children and adults, Butler noted today.(The age recommendations differ slightly among the three vaccines the FDA has approved for use in children. For MedImmune the indication is two doses for children 2 through 9 years old; for Novartis it is two doses for ages 4 through 8, and for Sanofi Pasteur, two doses for ages 6 months through 8 years.)The CDC has been predicting that about 45 million to 50 million doses of vaccine will become available in mid October, followed by about 20 million a week after that, reaching a total of 195 million in December. Butler reaffirmed that forecast today.At today’s briefing, Dr. Dan Jernigan, deputy director of the CDC Influenza Division, emphasized that the extent of flu activity is very unusual for this time of year, with some flu in every state and widespread cases in 21 states.From monitoring at outpatient clinics and emergency rooms around the country, “What we’re finding is there is an increased amount of folks coming into clinics with influenza; it’s about twice at least what we would expect at this time of year,” he said.”We expect to see a whole lot more illness in coming weeks and throughout the flu season,” Jernigan said.As for hospital cases, he said, “What we see so far is there is some increase in the rate of hospitalization for children and young adults, but it’s not up at the same levels we see during seasonal flus.”Jernigan cited “considerable” flu activity in the Southeast, where schools opened earlier than elsewhere, but did not mention any other regional hot spots.The vast majority of viruses in circulation are the novel H1N1, and they remain well matched to the vaccine that’s on its way, he said.In response to a question, Butler said people who have had a recent flu-like illness should still get the H1N1 vaccine if they are in a target group unless they had a confirmed case of H1N1.”People who have actually been infected with the 2009 H1N1 virus likely do have some immunity,” he said. But most cases were not lab-confirmed, and other flu strains, as well as other respiratory viruses, have circulated during the epidemic, he noted.Global picture variesIn other developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its weekly update reported varying levels of H1N1 activity across the globe.The United States is seeing increased flu activity, most notably in the South, Southeast, and Northeast, whereas activity remains low in Canada, the WHO said. Europe and Central Asia also have low activity overall, but France is seeing increases, and localized activity is reported in several European countries and Israel.Flu activity in Japan is holding above the seasonal epidemic threshold, the WHO said. Meanwhile, much of South and Southeast Asia has regional or widespread outbreaks, with cases increasing particularly in India and Bangladesh. Regional to widespread activity also continues to be the story in tropical parts of Central and South America.In temperate parts of the Southern Hemisphere, flu continues to wane or has sunk to the seasonal baseline in most countries, the WHO said.Twenty-six cases of oseltamivir-resistant H1N1 flu have been identified globally, the agency said. Another 10,000 isolates have been tested and found sensitive to the antiviral.See also: CDC’s flu update for the week that ended Sept 12http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/Sep 18 WHO updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_09_18/en/index.htmllast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Lions Club Awards banquet is at 10 a.m. in auditorium

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 22, 2016:Tuesday•No events listed.Wednesday• Lions Club Awards, 10 a.m., WHS Auditorium.Thursday•Junior trip to Abilene.Friday •No school.Monday•No school.Today’s lunch — Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Sweet Peas, Banana, hot Roll and Milk.Tomorrow’s lunch — Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Fresh Broccoli, Pears, Snickerdoodle and Milk.Today’s News: * Senior Girls- Reminder- the PEO Scholarship application is due April 1st!*On Wednesday, March 30th Mrs. Lawless’ class will be having a show on how to dress for that job or ace that interview! It will begin at 9:30 am here at the high school in the auditorium. It will only cost $1.00 to get in.  We hope to see you there in your best interview wear. Those that do dress up can enter a chance to win a door prize. Seniors attending can sign up at the door for a chance to win a $50 gift card.*Boys Basketball will have their Check-In Tomorrow after school. Please have everything here to check in.*Students- Don’t forget to pay your sports fee if you are playing a spring sport. Cost is $25 and you can pay in the office.*Seniors: The Kansas All-Star scholarship application is now available on their website which is www.ksallstarsholarships.com. Those who qualify will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used toward their post-secondary education. Applications will be accepted now through April 15th.*Seniors: Jostens will be here on March 23rd during the three lunches to deliver your orders. If you haven’t already sent in your balance due, don’t forget to bring it on delivery day!Guidance news:Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National Goof Off Day.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more