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

Trail Mix | Ana Popovic

first_imgPerhaps, in her latest bio, Belgrade born guitarist Ana Popovic should include the word overachiever.Popovic, whose work has drawn praise from such rock luminaries as Bruce Springsteen and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, is set to release Trilogy on Friday, May 20th.As the project title suggests, Trilogy is a collection of three records. Each volume in this 23 song undertaking focuses on a specific musical genre. Popovic and her desperately talented band ambitiously tackle blues, jazz, and funk in turn and the recordings feature iconic guest musicians like Robert Randolph, Joe Bonamassa, and Cody Dickinson, among others.I recently chatted with Ana Popovic about Trilogy, playing with some of the best guitar players in the business, and her favorite Hendrix licks.BRO – Of the three records in Trilogy, which one pushed you outside of your comfort zone the most?AP – It was Midnight, the jazz album. I went back and practiced jazz guitar that I learned years ago when studying in Holland. I changed guitars, playing a Gibson ES 175 for the first time, and I had to deal with a different right hand position, different guitar neck, and a real clean jazz guitar tone. I had no effects at all and just played into a ’66 Fender Super Reverb. It was very clean and precise. Fast licks just need to be flawless. And dealing with the changes, still trying to capture the blue note, I approached the jazz standards from the side of the blues.BRO – Any trepidation in trading guitar licks with Joe Bonamassa?AP – Of course not! I love Joe’s playing and when “Train” was done I simply thought that Joe would kill it here. I texted him and sent him two songs to choose from and he chose “Train.” He delivered an incredible solo. It was exactly what the song needed. I admire him as a player, singer, and band leader, but most of all as the pioneer in blues for building an incredible career on his own terms and not just following the music business rules.BRO – We are featuring “Hook Me Up” on this month’s Trail Mix. Did Robert Randolph share any pedal steel knowledge with you that you can pass along to me?AP – I’ve played with Robert many times and I love his playing. Same thing as with Joe. When I heard the basic tracks for “Hook Me Up,” I thought the chord progression and guitar theme was so Robert! I called him up and he did deliver just what I was hoping for – a fiery, bold, funky, and unpredictable take on a Johnny Guitar Watson song, which was exactly was Watson was.BRO – What words of encouragement do you like to offer girls who show interest in playing rock and roll guitar?AP – Don’t go and learn from just one guitar player. Practice with different guitar players, piano players, or sax players. You can get licks and ideas from different types of musicians and even different musical styles. Trust your intuition and rock!BRO – You are a veteran of the Experience Hendrix Tour. What’s your favorite obscure Hendrix lick? Maybe something from a track that the average listener wouldn’t know?AP – It’s not so much the licks as the sounds he would produce with overdrive and fuzz guitar, his amps turned up to ten. I think his Woodstock “Star Spangled Banner” is out of this world. The solo, where you hear they cry of a baby and the cry of mothers and guns and screams. I don’t think anyone could even come close to that today. It’s simply a total control of the instrument, and he did it fifty years ago.Our friends in Europe will be able to catch Ana Popovic through the rest of May, as she and her band have dates in France, Romania, Serbia, and Holland in their sights. Popovic returns to the U.S.A. in early June, with shows along the East Coast planned throughout the month before the band turns westward.For more information on how to get your copy of  Trilogy and when and where Ana and her band will be, please check out her website.Also, be sure to check out “Hook Me Up,” which features the incredible pedal steel guitar work of Robert Randolph, on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

SeaBird Bags Additional Work in West Africa

first_imgSeaBird Exploration has signed a letter of award (LoA) for some additional work in West Africa for an undisclosed client. The project is due to start in late second quarter and will have a duration of approximately two weeks.SeaBird will be using the Osprey Explorer for the project.Earlier the company received LoA for West Africa 2D seismic survey with a duration of one month.The vessel, Osprey Explorer, joined the fleet in August 2006 after being converted to 2D Long offset/source vessel in Poland.The DNV-classed vessel has a length of 81.16 meters and a beam of 15.96 meters.last_img

Lays announces new fall inspired flavored chips

first_imgIt is no surprise that Lay potato chips has come out with a new flavor to tickle their customer’s taste buds. What IS usually surprising is what flavors the company has chosen.Lays has decided to get into the fall spirit with a new flavor, but instead of going the pumpkin-spiced flavored route as most brands tend to do in the fall, Lays has opted for a more cozy type of taste with the limited-time addition of “Grilled cheese and Tomato soup,” flavored chips.Grilled cheese and tomato soup are common eats during the colder months of the year and sometimes even when it’s not so cold, but it will be interesting to see how they taste together as a chip!The new flavor will be available nationwide beginning Monday, October 21st.In addition to the new flavor being available on October 21st, Lays is starting a newest contest where 200 people will win free Lay’s for a year. All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself with Lay’s new packaging design to www.gottahavelays.com and you are entered to win.last_img read more

Prime Time comes to Canton

first_imgNEON DEION—Deion Sanders poses with a bust of himself during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo-Tony Dejak) by Barry WilnerAP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP)—Prime Time has come to Canton—with an extra touch of gold. And a black do-rag.Deion Sanders strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night sporting a pair of gold shoes to go with the gold jacket emblematic of the special company he has become a part of. At the end of his riveting acceptance speech, he placed his ubiquitous do-rag on his hall bust.Neon Deion indeed.“This game,” Sanders repeated dozens of times, “this game taught me how to be a man. This game taught me if I get knocked down, I got to get my butt back up.“I always had a rule in life that I would never love anything that couldn’t love me back. It taught me how to be a man, how to get up, how to live in pain. Taught me so much about people, timing, focus, dedication, submitting oneself, sacrificing.“If your dream ain’t bigger than you, there’s a problem with your dream.”Sanders joined Marshall Faulk in entering the hall in their first year of eligibility. Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol also were enshrined before an enthusiastic crowd of 13,300—much lower than the usual turnout. With Sunday’s Hall of Fame game a victim of the 4½-month NFL lockout, Fawcett Stadium was half full.Not that Sanders needs a big audience.The dynamic cornerback and kick returner ran off a list of people who influenced him as smoothly as he ran past opponents, whether running back kicks or interceptions—or even catching passes when he appeared as a wide receiver, or dashing around the bases in the major leagues, including one World Series appearance.He spoke of promising his mother she could stop working in a hospital when he became a success, and of how he created the Prime Time image at Florida State—then turned it into a persona.A Hall of Fame persona.“What separates us is that we expect to be great,” he said. “I expect to be great, I expect to do what had to be done. I expect to make change.”Just as Sharpe expected to change his life as a kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings.When Sharpe headed to Savannah State, all he heard was how he was destined to fail.“When people told me I’d never make it, I listened to the one person who said I could: me,” Sharpe said.Failure? Sharpe went from a seventh-round draft pick to the most prolific tight end of his time. He won two Super Bowls with Denver and one with Baltimore, and at the time of his retirement in 2003, his 815 career receptions, 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL records for a tight end. Three times he went over 1,000 yards receiving in a season—almost unheard of for that position. In a 1993 playoff game, Sharpe had 13 catches against Oakland, tying a record.Sharpe patted his bust on the head Saturday before saying, “All these years later, it makes me proud when people call me a self-made man.”In a captivating acceptance speech, Sharpe passionately made a pitch to get his brother, Sterling, who played seven years with the Packers, considered for election to the shrine. Sterling, who introduced his younger brother for induction, wept as Shannon praised him.“I am the only player who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and am the second-best player in my family,” Sharpe said.“I am so honored. You don’t know what this means for me. This is the fraternity of all fraternities.”Faulk was the running back of running backs for much of his 12-season career.As versatile and dangerous a backfield threat as the NFL has seen, Faulk was voted the NFL’s top offensive player in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and was the NFL’s MVP in 2000. He was the league’s scoring leader in 2000 and ’01, made seven Pro Bowls, and was the first player to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive years.The second overall draft pick in 1994, when Faulk was offensive rookie of the year, he played five seasons in Indianapolis, then his final seven for St. Louis, helping the Rams to their only Super Bowl victory in 1999.Through tears, Faulk said, “Boy this is pretty special. … I am glad to be a part of it. This is football heaven.“I am a football fan just like all of you,” Faulk told the crowd. “I have always, always been a fan and had an abiding passion and love and respect for this game of football, even when I was a kid selling popcorn in the Superdome because I couldn’t afford a ticket.“It’s tough going from the projects to the penthouse.”Dent was a dynamic pass rusher on one of the NFL’s greatest defenses, the 1985 NFL champions. He was the MVP of that Super Bowl and finished with 137½ career sacks, third all-time when he left the sport.He epitomized the Monsters of the Midway: fast, fierce and intimidating.“Richard was like a guided missile,” Joe Gilliam, Dent’s college coach, said during his introduction.“You must dream and you must be dedicated to something in your life,” added Dent, who asked everyone in the audience to rise in applause for the legendary Gilliam, then thanked dozens of people, including many from the ’85 Bears who also were in the stadium. He saved his highest praise for the late Walter Payton.“When you have dreams, it is very tough to say you can do everything by yourself,” Dent said. “It’s all about other people.”last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Busco

first_imgFacebook49Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Busco! He is a solid 73-pound, 4-Year-old, people-loving, handsome PitBull Terrier, who is a tail-wagging appreciator of belly rubs. Because he is a very strong dog, children in his forever family should be older (14 and up) and dog-savvy. However, Busco would do best in an all adult home, and be the only pet. Busco requires a securely fenced yard and a commitment from his future forever people to always insure that he is under leash only supervision – no off-leash situations. Busco is doing well living with his foster family’s dogs after having had proper introduction, consistency, and with continued supervision.If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Busco in person, please contact Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Busco’s foster family will conduct all interviews. Emails are the preferred method of communication at [email protected] has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more