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
Prude FamilyBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Charges will not be filed in the death of New York man Daniel Prude, who was seen on police body camera footage being pinned to the ground with a spit bag over his head.New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that a grand jury voted not to indict any of the Rochester Police officers involved in the incident.Prude, 41, was restrained by the officers in March 2020 during a mental health emergency. His death, of complications from asphyxia after he was taken off life support, was ruled a homicide.“Daniel Prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis and what he needed was compassion, care, and help from trained professionals,” James said in a statement. “Tragically, he received none of those things.”Body camera footage, released by Prude’s family in September, showed Prude appearing to go unconscious while he is being pinned to the ground.The delay in the release of the video resulted in Letitia’s office implementing a new policy in which body camera footage will now be released earlier in the investigation process.James said Tuesday that the current deadly force laws in place “have created a system that utterly and abjectly failed Mr. Prude and so many others before him,” adding that serious reform is needed on the “criminal justice system as a whole.”“While I know that the Prude family, the Rochester community, and communities across the country will rightfully be devastated and disappointed, we have to respect this decision,” James said Tuesday.Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said in a statement that the announcement is “hard for many of us to understand.”“Today’s findings will not undo the damage done nor bring Mr. Prude back to his loved ones. And, we extend our fullest prayers and condolences to his children and his family,” Warren said. “There are no words that can comfort a family who has lost their loved one in this tragic way. Our actions going forward will ensure that Daniel Prude’s death was not in vain.”Lovely echoed James’ insistence that policies and procedures must change to “correct the inequities in the system.”James’ office has released a comprehensive report with detailed descriptions of the events that allegedly occurred on March 22 and 23 “to provide maximum transparency into the case,” according to a statement.Former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary was fired in September amid criticism over the handling of Prude’s death. Seven officers involved in the incident were also suspended that month.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
A study published in The Lancet has found that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a psychological intervention, is the most effective type of therapy for social anxiety. However, although the report found that people generally respond well to CBT treatment, it also highlighted that some sufferers continued to experience symptoms after ending treatment.The study compared a range of psychological, pharmacological and self-help interventions to come to the conclusion, looking at 101 trials and 13,164 adult participants who suffer from severe social anxiety. The study was led by Evan Mayo-Wilson, from Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention.Mayo-Wilsonsaid that “the good news from our study is that social anxiety is treatable. Now that we know what works best, we need to improve access to psychotherapy for those who are suffering.”Social anxiety disorder is often characterized by intense fear of everyday activities such as meeting strangers, speaking in a group, or eating and drinking in public. Social anxiety can severely affect sufferers’ everyday lives, and some may experience panic attacks. It can also be linked with other mental health disorders, with around 20% of adults with depression also suffering from social anxiety.Social anxiety is thought to affect approximately 10% of University students in the UK. Previous studies conducted in previous years have suggested that social anxiety may increase the risk of a student performing poorly in exams, failing to graduate, or dropping out of University. It is often considered to be a reason for some sufferers’ excessive use of alcohol or drugs. Social anxiety is naturally unremitting, and so in most cases needs treatment. Chris Pike, OUSU Vice-President for Welfare & Equal Opportunities, commented on the findings that “this study is very interesting and it’s great to hear research being done into supporting those with anxiety. It’s important to bear in mind that everyone with anxiety is different and requires different support; I myself have anxiety but did not find CBT particularly useful, instead going down the root of medication and counselling. I hope everyone who is feeling anxious, even if it just seems small, feels they can get the support they need and deserve.”CBT is a psychological intervention, or ‘talking therapy’, where the sufferer is helped to identify unhelpful thought processes and behavioural patterns, and with the help of a therapist begins to change the thoughts and behaviour to something more rational. NHS guidance already suggests that CBT is the most effective form of treatment, though many sufferers and charities claim that it is not offered to all those with the disorder.The study also found that for those who decline psychological therapies, the anti-depressant SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) is the most consistently beneficial form of treatment. However, SSRI sometimes has side effects which can have a negative effect on recovery.
United were completely outplayed by an Arsenal side who started the clash 13th in the table. It was an opportunity missed for Solskjaer’s men meanwhile, who failed to close the gap on the top four, and van Persie suggested the blame should lay at the manager’s door. Loading… Read Also:Manchester United to Solskjaer: Your job is safe “They need a gameplan and a bit of fear for the coach,” he added. “You know if you don’t make those runs or make that pass, you will be punished and you won’t play the next game.” When asked if United players lacked fear, he replied: “Probably. By the looks of things, I think so.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Robin van Persie angered by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer interview after Arsenal beat Man Utd https://t.co/iuv0riTbVw pic.twitter.com/C8cHlisarK— Manchester United News (@mufcnews2019) January 1, 2020 Robin van Persie was angered at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s post-match interview after Man Utd were beaten convincingly by Arsenal. Mikel Arteta earned his first win as Gunners boss as Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners over United at the Emirates on New Year’s Day. Robin van Persie on BT Sport First-half Goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis put the hosts into a commanding lead from which United were unable to recover. Van Persie appeared as pundit for the clash between his two former clubs, alongside ex-United defender Rio Ferdinand , and was critical of Solskjaer’s demeanour after the defeat. “When I listen to Ole, he sounds like a really nice guy,” van Persie said on BT Sport. “I would like to see him a bit more mean at times, just be angry. “I see him smiling now after a game like that. This is not the moment to smile.”Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life
After a disappointing 2011-2012 season, two Women of Troy are moving onto bigger things. For the first time since the inaugural WNBA draft in 1997, two members of the USC women’s basketball team were selected in the WNBA draft Monday, becoming the ninth and 10th USC players taken in the draft. Guards Jacki Gemelos and Briana Gilbreath were both chosen in the third round of the draft with picks number 31 and 35, respectively.Drafted · Former USC guard Briana Gilbreath (above) was drafted by the Washington Mystics in Monday’s WNBA draft. Gilbreath was an all-conference performer in all four of her seasons on campus. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanThe day marked the culmination of trials and tribulations for Gemelos, who battled injuries throughout her USC career. A former top-ranked recruit coming out of St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, Calif., she suffered four separate knee injuries that caused her to miss nearly four complete seasons. In her only fully healthy season, Gemelos averaged 12.4 points per game in 2010-2011, while leading the Pac-10 in 3-point shooting at 42.4 percent. Her performance that year earned her an All-Pac-10 honorable mention nod and a spot on Team USA for the 2011 World University Games, as well as a finalist spot for the V Foundation Comeback Award.Gemelos played in 57 games for USC, averaging 11.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She ended her college career as the school’s leading free-throw shooter with at 83.3 percent. In being chosen by the Minnesota Lynx, she joins a very talented squad — one that won the WNBA championship last season.Briana Gilbreath has been a star for USC ever since she set foot in the Galen Center. A four-time all-conference performer, she regularly filled up the stat sheet, ending her Trojan career ranked in the top 10 in five statistical categories: No. 4 in blocks (168), No. 6 in steals (241), No. 6 in made free throws (388), No. 8 in rebounds (813) and No. 9 in points (1,608). She also is tied for the all-time lead in games played in school history, along with fellow teammate guard Ashley Corral and Cheryl Miller.Gilbreath was selected to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team as well as the AP All-America team this past season. She also finished her career ranked No. 8 all-time in the Pac-12 for blocks and No. 31 and No. 36 for scoring and rebounds, respectively.Gilbreath was picked by the Washington Mystics, a team that struggled last season to a 6-28 record, good for last place in the Eastern Conference.A native of Houston, Texas, Gilbreath projects to be a defensive stopper at the professional level, capable of guarding multiple positions with her athleticism and instincts.