Limerick’s ‘Men’s Health Week’ shines a light on preventable health problems

first_img16/06/2015Limerick Mens Health Week launch.Pictured helping to launch the event were, Dylan Kelly, Kileedy, Co. Limerick, Peter Coker, Abbeyfeale Co. Limerick and Jason Brouder, Monagea Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters. 16/06/2015Limerick Mens Health Week launch.Pictured helping to launch the event were, Jason Brouder, Monagea, Co. Limerick, Denis Collins, Abbeyfeale, Finbar Ahern, Castleconnell, Gearoid Balfry, Patrickswell, Peter Croker, Abbeyfeale and Luke Kennedy, Limerick Sports Partnership. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters. TAGSinternational men’s health weeklimerickmen’s health week The annual initiative also aims to support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and activities, as well as encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.Limerick Sports Partnership hosted a calendar of events across Limerick City and County during the week. “Adopting a healthy lifestyle is not something that can easily happen overnight but small changes can make a big difference. Our focus over the past week was to inform men about the lifestyle changes that will make them live longer and healthier lives,” added Ms. Fitzgerald. Advertisement The LSP were delighted to have Lorcan Brennan present during the week who delivered the Men’s Development Network ‘Engage Training’ and also launched the LSP upcoming Men on the Move Health Checks Initiative to practitioners working with men across Limerick City and County. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival “Figures show men on the island of Ireland experience a disproportionate burden of ill-health with one man in five dying before the age of 65. Many of those deaths are preventable, so this year’s Men’s Health Week contained a strong focus on men pursing a healthy lifestyle,” commented Mairead Fitzgerald, Sports Development Officer at Limerick Sports Partnership. Print NewsLimerick’s ‘Men’s Health Week’ shines a light on preventable health problemsBy Staff Reporter – June 22, 2015 885 The week was supported by the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI), HSE, Bikeweek 2015, Men’s Development Network, UL Sport and LIT. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Among the events was an open swim session at UL Sports Arena, Go For Life Games at LIT Sports Hall, Walking Soccer in Abbeyfeale Astro Turf Pitch, a men’s health awareness event at Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, a Great Southern Trail Cycle and a men’s health physical activity information stand at the Daffodil Centre in the Mid Western Regional Hospital. 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 Hundreds of Limerick men of all ages took part in a series of events marking International Men’s Health Week, which came to a close at the weekend. Email Twitter Previous articleRail tours from Shannon to boost tourismNext articlePictures – Down Syndrome Ireland Night at the Dogs Staff Reporter Celebrated in most European countries, as well as in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and a number of other places worldwide, Men’s Health Week aims to heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages. Linkedin 16/06/2015Limerick Mens Health Week launch. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters. 16/06/2015Limerick Mens Health Week launch.Pictured helping to launch the event were, Finbar Ahern, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, Aine Cunningham, Kileedy Co. Limerick and Denis Collins, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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first_imgGeneralSummary/PurposeThe success of the School ofNursing sponsored projects and research-funding strategy hinges onthe identification of new prospects, as well as the continuation ofsustained relationships with existing funding sources. To this end,the Grant Writer will work closely with administrative and researchleadership to assist faculty in the coordination, editing, andformatting of grant applications to all sponsors, includingforeign, federal, state, foundation, corporate, private profit andnon-profit, and institutions of highereducation.Developing of an innovative andresults-driven program, especially with centers and institutesinternal and external to the School of Nursing will be necessary tofoster an effective and proactive grant writing and researchfunding strategy. To this end, the Grant Writer will engage withSchool of Nursing and University partners in creative and strategicthinking to identify and assist with internal and external fundingproposals, and provides an overview of known funding opportunitiesand keeps updated funding announcements as continuation of theservices provided by the Office for Science andInnovation.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesTheGrant writer will report on a day-to-day basis to the AssociateDirector, Research Administration and be accountable to the ViceDean for Research. This individual will work with the School ofNursing leadership, faculty, and staff to develop comprehensiveapproaches to secure a consistent pipeline offunding.This position requires excellentwritten, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, as well asthe ability to work collaboratively, and to interact successfullywith a diverse constituency internally andexternally.Major responsibilitiesinclude:Working closely with School ofNursing faculty to prepare, write, develop and deliver proposals.Collaborating with faculty to enhance and expand their existingresearch collaborations as well as identifying, cultivating, andexecuting new research fundingopportunities.Research grant-makingorganizations and analyzing them to identify likely funding sourcesfor specific School of Nursing programs orresearch.Developing and maintainingmechanisms to coordinate and track ongoing fundingopportunities.Streamlining process for matchingfaculty with fundingopportunities.The Grant Writer will workclosely with SON leadership to build a deep understanding of schooland center funding needs, in order to strategically match potentialfunding opportunities with faculty initiatives. This will includeresearching and expanding discussions on new or innovative fundingmechanisms across all sponsors and following up on research needsidentified by the Associate Director, Research Administration andthe Vice Dean for Research.Working with academic leadershipto enhance collaborations across Johns Hopkins University, theGrant Writer will develop and manage a schedule of FacultyProfessional Development workshops and events related to writingand research funding.They will schedule workshops thatconnect grant-writing resources and facilitate the work of proposalteams.Finally, the Grant Writer willactively participate in the development of systems to implement,monitor, and assess strategies required to achieve performanceresponsibilities outlined above.MinimumQualifications (Required)Master’s degree with a major inEnglish, journalism, communications, marketing or other relatedtechnical/scientific field. Must possess in-depth subject matterknowledge.One (1) year relatedexperience.Writing samples may berequired:Demonstratedexcellence in writtenskills.PreferredQualificationsCertification from the AmericanGrant Writers Association (AGWA) or the Grant ProfessionalsAssociation (GPA)Experience working in a healthrelated not for profitsector.Knowledge of NIH fundingmechanismspreferred.SpecialKnowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesExcellent written, oral, andinterpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to workcollaboratively, and to interact successfully with a diverseconstituency internally andexternally.Classified Title: Sr.Technical WriterWorking Title: Sr Technical Writer ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PDStarting Salary Range: $59,280 – $81,435;Commensurate with ExperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30a – 5:00p / 37.5hours per weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 06-MD:School of NursingDepartment name: 10001271-Office for Science & InnovationPersonnel area: School of NursingThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. 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Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: Share Salary Not Specified Research Data Analyst Salary Not Specified Save Research Technologist Facebook Save Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Twitter LinkedIn Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) You need to sign in or create an account to save The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. 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Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Similar jobs Research Technologist Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore More searches like this Save Research Data Analyst Maryland, United States Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Nursing Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing -East Baltimore Campus You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Red Force, Scorpions clash in first Super50 semi-final today

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Two-time reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will try to stave off an anticipated strong challenge from dangerous Jamaica Scorpions when they clash in the first semi-final of the Regional Super50 here today.Red Force, who will be aiming for their fourth straight final, will enter the day/night affair at Coolidge Cricket Ground as heavy favourites but head coach Gus Logie said they would not be complacent and underestimate Scorpions.He pointed out that the Red Force squad was laced with experienced players who were familiar with championship games and much would rest on these personnel.“The build-up has been pretty good for the players. In the squad, we do have some experienced players who know what it’s about. (They’ve) been there, done that, led by the captain (Denesh Ramdin),” Logie said.“He’s really and truly steered the ship to where ‘we are at this point in time and the players have responded very well to his leadership and his leadership has been both on and off the field, and I think it augurs well for Trinidad and Tobago cricket.“We know how competitive and how dangerous the Jamaicans can be and we are prepared in every way possible for that. The players are all comfortable with their own games and we look forward to the challenge against the Jamaicans.”Red Force finished top of Group A on 31 points after losing just one of their eight games played here in Antigua. That defeat came at the hands of English County Kent in their second game but they then sparked a six-game winning streak to dominate the group.However, Logie said Red Force had started the campaign full of self-belief and the Kent loss had done nothing to diminish that.“I think the confidence level has always been high. Not taking anything away from Kent, I think they played a good game … and the Kent bowlers exploited the conditions,” he explained.“It looked a little bit more like English conditions … and our application was not 100 per cent and at the end of the day we paid the price.“But the guys sat down (afterwards) and realised we did not perform to the best of their ability and we had to really and truly pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off.”Red Force will look to Jason Mohammed who has been their only batsman to pass 300 runs with 313 while their attack has been spearheaded by seamer Ravi Rampaul with 17 wickets.Scorpions, meanwhile, have trained their sights on their first final in five years, after a lean run in recent times.They were second to hosts Barbados Pride in Group B but ended the preliminary campaign on a high, following their morale-boosting 74-run victory over the previously unbeaten Pride, in their penultimate outingHead coach Robert Samuels said, however, he was still waiting on Scorpions to execute the perfect game and believes the semi-final was the ideal opportunity.“I think the players haven’t really put it together as I would like a 100 per cent but they are sparks,” he noted.“We have won some Man-of-the-Match (awards), we’ve been doing well with the ball, we’ve been doing ok with the bat but I would like to see the bat do a bit more and then the ball will hold its own. We grew from strength to strength in Barbados and this is now Antigua.”Having grown accustomed to the conditions in Barbados – especially those at Kensington Oval – Samuels warned that Scorpions would need to make some subtle adjustments for the new venue.“Looking at the television, looking at the surface, this is a different surface from what we are used to. I must admit Kensington Oval was excellent in terms of ground, the pitch, the bounce, the carry – everything was excellent there and it suited our play,” he pointed out.“Coming here now, the pitch still looks to be a good batting track but I’m thinking it’s void of grass … you have to show a little more patience on pitches like those. So we have to change our game plan just a little bit, not too much … but once our game comes together we are going to be a formidable opponent.”Scorpions will look to former Test seamer Jerome Taylor who has taken 16 wickets, to lead their attack while they will use a team effort in the batting to build a competitive total.The game bowls off at 13:30hrs (Eastern Caribbean time).SQUADS:RED FORCE – Denesh Ramdin (captain), Nicholas Alexis, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Shannon Gabriel, Kyle Hope, Jon-Russ Jagessar, Imran Khan, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Kjorn Ottley, Khary Pierre, Roshon Primus, Ravi Rampaul.SCORPIONS – Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Gavon Brown, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Rovman Powell, Damani Sewell, Jerome Taylor, Steven Taylor, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton.last_img read more