Historic meeting of Clare County Council in University of Limerick

first_imgFacebook Twitter Email WhatsApp 11THE University of Limerick hosted a historic gathering of Clare County Council members last week.For the first time ever, 28 elected councillors from the Banner County conducted their business for on the UL campus, the Clare side, in the Irish World Academy, for a meeting which also marked independent councillor James Breen’s last official meeting as Cathaoirleach.“The University of Limerick is hugely important for County Clare and the wider region,” said Cllr Breen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are very proud to have such a quality educational institution on our doorstep. UL has helped to develop a highly skilled graduates’ base which has been a major contributory factor to the region’s growing status as an attractive investment location.”Addressing elected members and Council officials ahead of the meeting, President of UL Professor Don Barry said, “It is a coming of age for our Clare campus and it is an affirmation by you, as representatives of the people of Clare, of what we have done here since 2003.”Prof Barry continued, “In a very significant way your presence marks the realisation of the vision held dear by this University — since its foundation just over 40 years ago — that one day this institution would claim its place at the centre of this proud region, very much of Clare and of Limerick, embracing all the traditions and cultures of both counties.”by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Previous articleO’Dea warns of pensions bombshellNext articleLimerick digs its heels in on the Wild Atlantic Way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img TAGSClare County CouncillimerickUniversity of Limerick Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsHistoric meeting of Clare County Council in University of LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2016 598 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 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Identity Disorders on the rise – Gender, and now Eating

first_imgKiwi teens dying to get noticed as eating disorder cases rise by 50 per centStuff.co.nz 9 October 2016AN UNSEEN EPIDEMIC?Lauren was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, the third most common chronic illness for young women, behind obesity and asthma.It is linked to the highest death rates of any psychiatric disorder.A Sunday Star Times investigation reveals the number of young people being seen by eating disorder services nationwide has increased by 50 per cent since 2011.And parents who have children with eating disorders say it is an unseen epidemic, with sufferers outside of the main centres struggling to get diagnoses and support.Last year alone, Ministry of Health figures show there were 1088 diagnoses of people under the age of 30 by specialist teams. This includes eight in children aged nine and under.The Ministry say this is likely in part due to improvements in eating disorder services, with a $26 million cash injection provided by the Government in 2009.But critics say a lack of specialists trained in Family Based Therapy – the internationally-recognised best practice for adolescents – mean sufferers in some areas of the country are still waiting months for an assessment or are not receiving specialist treatment, and that more GP training is needed to help identify anorexia in patients.Eating disorders are thought to partly be caused by genetics, which the landmark Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) study – with a New Zealand arm at Otago University – is aiming to clarify. But most begin with some form of weight loss or diet, whether caused by teasing, a traumatic life event, or peer pressure.ANGI researcher and psychologist Dr Jenny Jordan says a perfectionist personality, added to childhood trauma, body-image based bullying, and being bombarded by pop culture messages equating thinness with beauty, created a “perfect storm” for teen girls to develop eating disorders.Research had already shown most people had feelings of irritability when they dieted, but those with eating disorders felt calmer when hungry and “in control.” ANGI will explore if there genetic disposition for such traits.HOW COMMON ARE EATING DISORDERS?The disorder predominantly affects teenage girls in New Zealand.The majority are aged 10-19, Ministry of Health figures show, with age 20-29 the next most vulnerable age group. A total of 1354 cases among all age groups were reported to the Ministry in 2015, increasing year on year from 897 in 2011.Last year, there were 1088 diagnoses nationwide for people under the age of 30. That’s up from the 738 in that age bracket in 2011.But the true number of young people – both boys and girls – affected by eating disorders is likely much higher, investigations by the Sunday Star Times reveal.The Ministry of Health statistics provide the number of patients seen within a DHB area by specialist mental health teams. But people are seen in a range of public and private settings by specialist and general teams, in-patient or day-based. These are not all captured, and record-keeping varies.One leading doctor said the true number may not even be known within individual hospitals, as patients are treated on different wards and can accidentally be coded under the wrong criteria.For example, in Wellington Hospital patients under the age of 16 will likely be treated on the pediatrics ward, where there are no dedicated beds for children with eating disorders. If they are entered into the system incorrectly, only a manual count would catch the error.New Zealand research has shown half of all cases of anorexia start before the age of 19, and the average age of onset for anorexia and bulimia is 17. But clinicians report this is getting younger – last year alone, eight children under the age of 9 were seen by specialist eating disorder services.Hall said she was seeing more, and younger, patients every year.Around half the patients she was referred were so unwell they required hospitalisation immediately.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/85019901/kiwi-teens-dying-to-get-noticed-as-social-media-fuels-50-rise-in-eating-disorder-caseslast_img

Mourinho, Ranieri issues ‘prehistoric’

first_imgLEICESTER manager Claudio Ranieri says Jose Mourinho “is a fantastic person” and any issues between the two are “prehistoric”.The champions play Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow, with the two managers having clashed in the past.Mourinho called Ranieri “a loser” after replacing him at Chelsea and also insulted him while Inter Milan boss.Ranieri said: “Mourinho is a fantastic manager, intelligent, clever. “(The issues) were a long time ago.”Mourinho replaced Ranieri at Chelsea in 2004 and said that the club considered the Italian to be “a loser”, before the pair repeatedly fell out while both managing in Serie A.The Manchester United boss won the treble with Inter at the end of his three-year spell 2010, with Ranieri in charge of Juventus and Roma during that period.Mourinho criticised Ranieri’s command of English, said he was “almost 70” when he was 56 and again questioned whether he had the mentality to win titles.But Ranieri said any complaints were “prehistoric, not now.”“It (their relationship) is fantastic, very good, no problems,” he said.“Why? Do you remember in the summer when we had the Soccer Aid, I managed the Rest of the World team against Jose’s English side.“Maybe he has to offer me a good red wine. I love red wine and if he offers I will go and drink it with him (after Saturday’s game).”United ended a run of three defeats with a win at Northampton in midweek, after which Mourinho called his critics “football Einsteins”.Mourinho – who won his third and most recent Premier League title with Chelsea in 2015 – saw his team heavily criticised after defeat at Watford last weekend.He told MUTV: “We had a bad week. I know that some football Einsteins, they tried to delete 16 years of my career and delete an unbelievable history of Manchester United and focus on a bad week and three bad results.“But that’s the new football – it’s full of Einsteins.“I can understand completely the disappointment for the fans with the last week, but I’m sure, back at home, they will be behind the team like they always are.”United captain Wayne Rooney has also been criticised for his recent form, but he told MUTV: “I don’t really listen to what a lot of people out there are saying, because a lot of it is rubbish.”last_img

NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa top prospects on big board

first_imgThe long wait for the NFL Draft finally ends on Thursday, when teams will begin adding rookies to their rosters in what is one of the most intriguing first rounds in recent memory.Who the Cardinals will select first overall is a mystery, though the smart money continues to be on them selecting a quarterback for the second year running. Linebacker1. Devin Bush – Michigan2. Devin White – LSU3. Blake Cashman – Minnesota4. Mack Wilson – Alabama5. Drue Tranquill – Notre DameBoth Bush and White can do everything asked of a modern-day linebacker. They can run, cover, tackle and rush the passer. It is Bush, though, who is the more comfortable and fluid player in coverage.Cornerback1. Byron Murphy – Washington2. Greedy Williams – LSU3. Amani Oruwariye – Penn State4. Sean Bunting – Central Michigan5. Justin Layne – Michigan StateMurphy’s speed and coverage ability has led to him being regarded as a corner who can thrive regardless of defensive scheme. There has been criticism of Williams’ effort at times, but his performance against Metcalf last season was one of the most impressive of any cornerback prospect.Safety1. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – Florida2. Juan Thornhill – Virginia3. Darnell Savage – Maryland4. Nasir Adderley – Delaware5. Taylor Rapp – WashingtonThere is a huge market in the NFL for versatile safeties, and Gardner-Johnson is a versatile as they come. He can cover the deep middle of the field, play in the box near line of scrimmage and cover receivers in the slot. Similarly, Thornhill projects well as a deep free safety but also has cornerback experience. Kyler Murray remains the favorite to hear his name called first in a class in which the deeper talent is actually on the defensive side of the ball.Here we look at where Murray stands among this year’s crop of quarterbacks, and rank the top five players at each position.Quarterback1. Kyler Murray – Oklahoma2. Dwayne Haskins – Ohio State3. Drew Lock – Missouri4. Brett Rypien – Boise State5. Tyree Jackson – BuffaloConcerns over height, frame and commitment to football aside, there is little to suggest baseball draft pick Murray cannot flourish as a dual-threat superstar at the pro level.His running ability gives him the edge over Haskins, who exhibited superb development down the stretch of his lone season starting at Ohio State. Running Back1. Josh Jacobs – Alabama2. Miles Sanders – Penn State3. Darrell Henderson – Memphis4. Devin Singletary – Florida Atlantic5. Trayveon Williams – Texas A&MSome of have voiced doubts over Jacobs’ potential as a lead back at the next level after he split time with Damien Harris at Alabama. However, that means he enters the NFL without having taken the punishment many runners do in college, and his vision, burst and ability as a pass-catcher should make him an immediate pro contributor.Sanders, who backed up Saquon Barkley for two years at Penn State, also has the benefit of being kept fresh and emerged with a tremendous showing at the combine. Wide Receiver1. Marquise Brown – Oklahoma2. D.K. Metcalf – Ole Miss3. Deebo Samuel – South Carolina4. A.J. Brown – Ole Miss5. Riley Ridley – GeorgiaIgnore worries over his foot surgery and his 5-9, 166-pound frame and just trust the tape with Marquise Brown, who boasts the speed, agility and route-running skills to be just as much of a dynamic weapon as his cousin Antonio. Metcalf’s otherworldly combination of size and speed will have plenty of teams drooling, though he still has plenty to learn as a route-runner.Tight End1. T.J. Hockenson – Iowa2. Noah Fant – Iowa3. Jace Sternberger – Texas A&M4. Irv Smith Jr. – Alabama5. Dawson Knox – Ole MissIowa stars Hockenson and Fant are the standout players in the tight end class, with the former’s outstanding play as a blocker putting him ahead of the monstrously athletic Fant. Sternberger has similar upside to Fant and does an excellent job of picking up yards after the catch.Offensive Line1. Jawaan Taylor – Tackle, Florida2. Jonah Williams – Tackle, Alabama3. Garrett Bradbury – Center, NC State4. Andre Dillard – Tackle, Washington State5. Dalton Risner – Tackle, Kansas StateTaylor has been described as where inside pass rush moves go to die because of his impressive mobility and heavy hands that allow him to lock defenders down. Regardless of whether he plays tackle or guard, Williams’ self-professed tape addiction should see him continue to excel as a pro. Dillard allowed only 13 total pressures on a mammoth 722 pass-blocking snaps in 2018.Interior Defensive Line1. Quinnen Williams – Alabama2. Ed Oliver – Houston3. Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame4. Christian Wilkins – Clemson5. Jeffery Simmons – Mississippi StateA devastating disruptive force on the inside, Williams is one of two men in the discussion for best player in the draft. Oliver could have been in that conversation read more