NewsLocal NewsValuable prize drives up figures for Great Limerick RunBy admin – February 16, 2011 577 Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twitter Email THERE has been a surge in numbers signing up for the Great Limerick Run, with hopes that over 10,000 participants will hit the city and county streets for this year’s event.The Run, in its second year, will be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Riverfest festivities and central to Limerick’s year as European City of Sport.It is estimated that the event will generate €10 million for the local economy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the launch, it was revealed that a 2011 five door Volkswagen Polo will be up for grabs for a lucky participant who completes the Run.“One of the great aspects is that if you come first or last, you’re still in with a chance to win a car,” said Mayor Maria Byrne.“A lot more entries are expected between now and the closing date, and there are many events left in the 11 remaining months as European City of Sport”.Organiser, John Cleary, said the aim was “to present something Limerick would be proud of and that would grow year by year.“I’d like to thank the people for their participation. It demonstrates that Limerick is a true sporting capital”.The Great Limerick Run consists of a full marathon, a half marathon and a six mile run, with a prize of over €24,000 for the first across the line. Print Previous articleTrial begins of man accused of armed robberyNext articleUltimate Transformation WEEK ONE admin
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The NBA has new plans for managing the spread of COVID-19 during this year’s basketball season. A league memo obtained by ESPN outlines plans for players and some staffers to wear contract tracing sensors during team-organized activities with exception to games. The NBA will require Tier 1 and Tier 2 personnel (players, coaches and other specific staffers) to wear the Kinexon SafeZone device during team travel and local transport and during practices. The device will not record GPS location and will only activate when within 6 feet of another person wearing the device.The league, which conceived the new precautionary strategy along with the players’ union and medical officials, began testing the new contact tracing measures Dec. 23. Officials expect to implement the plan in full on Jan. 7.The NBA memo also states that players and staff who do not comply with the league’s sensor-wearing requirement will be subject to discipline. The memo does not include specific details about disciplinary action.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written by December 31, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA to require players and some staff to wear sensors for COVID-19 contact tracing
County officials said Friday that a three-day funeral was held for his brother three weeks ago at a hall owned by the hospital.Shincheonji is often accused of being a cult and claims its founder Lee has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to heaven on the day of judgment.But with more church members than available places in heaven, they are said to have to compete for slots and pursue converts persistently and secretively.President Moon Jae-in on Friday called for a “thorough investigation” of everyone who attended the funeral and Shincheonji services. The central government on Friday had declared Daegu and Cheongdo “special management zones”, with Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun saying the region would be supported with medical personnel, beds and equipment and the cabinet will meet three times a week to discuss the outbreak.Authorities in Seoul banned public rallies at three main locations on health and safety grounds.The US army garrison in Daegu — where around 10,000 soldiers, civilians and family members live or work — has restricted access and instructed any American troops who recently attended Shincheonji services to self-quarantine.Shincheonji offered an apology, suspending its worship services and gatherings worldwide.”We are deeply sorry that because of one of our members, who thought of her condition as a cold because she had not travelled abroad, led to many in our church being infected and thereby caused concern to the local community,” it said in a statement.But its leader Lee told his followers the outbreak had been “caused by the Devil” and compared it to the biblical testing of Job, Yonhap news agency reported. Authorities reported another death on Saturday, taking the toll to two. Both victims had been inpatients at the hospital.More than 150 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus have also been infected, starting with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10 but attended at least four services at the church’s Daegu branch before being diagnosed.The mayor of Daegu — South Korea’s fourth-biggest city, with a population of over 2.5 million — has advised locals to stay indoors, while access to a major US military base in the area has been restricted.Cheongdo, some 27 kilometers south of Daegu, is the birthplace of Shincheonji’s founder Lee Man-hee. Topics : South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with more than half of the new cases linked to a hospital in a southern city.The national toll of 346 is now the second-highest outside of China, with the jump in cases at a hospital in Cheongdo following a similar spike among members of a religious sect in the nearby city of Daegu. Among the new cases, 92 were “related” to patients or staff at the hospital in Cheongdo, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
England’s spirited fight in the U16 boys’ quadrangular international matches ended in disappointment when they were narrowly beaten by Ireland in the title decider. The two teams went head to head on the final day at Prestatyn, Wales, having both beaten their previous opponents, Wales and The Netherlands. England took the upper hand in the morning, winning the foursomes 3-1, and with nine holes left to play in the singles were still in a strong position. But the Irish players pulled out all the stops over the closing holes to win 6.5-5.5 and take the title. England coach Rob Watts remarked: “Ireland played great on the back nine and they deserved to win. We were obviously disappointed not to get over the line but there are lots of positives to take from this. “It was a really good experience for a young side and I am sure we will see some of these boys playing Home Internationals for England at U18 level.” He praised the way they adapted, both to the strong winds on the second day of the round robin and to links golf, which was a new experience for some of the boys. “They had to learn different shots, particularly with their control around the green and they had to adapt pretty quickly!” Earlier in the competition England beat The Netherlands 9.5-2.5 and Wales 9-3. England’s man of the match was Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) who had a perfect score of six wins from six games, teaming up with Tom Gregory (Stoke Park, Berks, Bucks & Oxon) in the foursomes. They were joined in the team by: Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, Cambridgeshire), Jake Craddock (Sleaford, Linconshire), Enrique Dimayuga (Cuddington, Surrey), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire), George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall) and Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire). Click here for full scores 14 Apr 2017 England’s brave fight ends in tight title decider