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 Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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

Alabama Senator Shelby Elected Chairman of Senate Banking Committee

first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Alabama Senator Shelby Elected Chairman of Senate Banking Committee In a widely anticipated move, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) was elected Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for the 114th Congress, according to an announcement from Shelby’s website Thursday.Republican members of the committee elected Shelby on Wednesday and the Senate Republican Conference confirmed his appointment on Thursday. Shelby previously held the position of chairman of the Senate Banking Committee from 2003 to 2006.Shelby, 80, is replacing retiring Senator Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) as chairman of the committee.”It is an honor to lead the Senate Banking Committee in the 114th Congress,” Shelby said.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to implement policies that will foster economic growth.”The standing rules of the Senate say that the committee has jurisdiction over legislation concerning such subjects as public and private housing, including veterans’ housing; federal monetary policy, including the Federal Reserve System; banks, banking, and financial institutions; deposit insurance; economic stabilization and defense production; and many others.Shelby will have just two years to lead the committee under GOP party rules. Despite working against the clock, many analysts and observers believe that his experience and longtime involvement with the committee will allow him to speed up the committee’s activity.Analysts believe that one of Shelby’s top priorities as Senate Banking Committee chairman will be taking on issues with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act in 2010 and in particular concerns over the activities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which formed a year after the Dodd-Frank Act was passed. There are reported to be several proposed bills regarding financial regulation reform in the House that have yet to make their way to the Senate due to outgoing chair Tim Johnson’s opposition to such reform. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Alabama Senator Shelby Elected Chairman of Senate Banking Committee Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily January 8, 2015 963 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Alabama Government Richard Shelby Senate Banking Committee 2015-01-08 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Alabama Government Richard Shelby Senate Banking Committee Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Unsure How to Achieve Financial Stability Next: Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Announces Election of Two New Partners Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. last_img read more

Super Nationals Thursday Notebook

first_imgAll Modifieds and Stock Cars Thursday at Super NationalsBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Qualifying today at Boone Speedway will determine the front eight spots in the middle rows for Modified and Stock Car main events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Two qualifying features for both divisions will be on the program, as will all Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions heats.Also on the Thursday card is the inaugural Karl Crate Clash.Racing starts at 3 p.m.*Stock Cars with community betterment/charitable organization themes will be on display begin­ning at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Fan Zone.Autograph sessions scheduled at the same location are at 4 p.m. for Wednesday Stock Car qualify­ing feature winners David Smith and Brandon Czarapata; at 5 p.m. for Wednesday Modi­fied qualifying feature winners Ricky Thornton Jr. and Chase Allen; and at 7 p.m. for former Modi­fied champions in attendance at Super Nationals.The drawing for starting spots on the Karl Crate Clash grid is at 6 p.m.*Qualifying feature winner Chase Allen didn’t decide to make his first tip to Boone until a couple weeks ago. It goes without saying he’s happy with the decision.“It’s been awesome. I’ll come back here every year if I can,” said Allen, from Midlothian, Texas. “Just to come to Boone and win my first time here has been great.”Still available for post-race interviews well after the checkers flew, Allen made the 750-mile trip wanting but not expecting to win so much so quickly.“I wanted to win it. That’s why you race,” he said. “Did I expect to win it (the qualifier) last night? No.”*last_img read more

Clonmel RFC ‘blessed’ with talent in playing pool

first_imgDenis Leamy’s team go in search of their second Round Robin series victory against Enniscorthy in Ard Gaoithe tomorrow.The Tipp club opened their promotion campaign with a 38-0 win away to Westport last weekend.Denis, who played for both Ireland and Munster, is delighted with the players he has at his disposal.last_img