700 go pedalling for Pieta House in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE inaugural Pieta 100 National Cycle saw over 700 cyclists in Limerick pedalling to raise awareness for the issues of suicide and self-harm last weekend.With other cycles being held in Galway, Cork and Dublin to raise much needed funds for Pieta House, the Limerick event began and ended at Mungret GAA club where participants had the option of undertaking a 50k or 100k route. Both routes brought them past the Pieta House Midwest centre, which has been delivering a service to the region since 2012.Centre manager Martin O’Sullivan said their goal was to replace suicide, self-harm and stigma with hope, self-care and acceptance.“Our commitment to offering a free service can only be achieved with the help and support of communities. We’re grateful to all the cyclists for taking part, to the supporters and organisers and the people of Limerick for their support and commitment to Pieta House,” he added.With nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for those experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 17,000 people, with at least 5,000 seeking help in 2014. Previous articleWeek of events to promote mental health awarenessNext articleFree iPads won’t keep children out of poverty Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGSlimerickMungret GAAPieta House center_img Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal News700 go pedalling for Pieta House in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 1, 2015 798 Printlast_img read more

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Stoughton Farms to reopen with message written in corn maze

first_imgThere will be a requirement to wear masks and maintain social distance at the farm. This year, the maze is designed to spell “Harvesting Memories.” In 2019, the maze designed to honor emergency services. NEWARK VALLEY (WBNG) — Stoughton Farms in Newark Valley announced it will reopen to the public on Sept. 19 on its Facebook page.center_img The farm will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img

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USC looks to rebound against Cal Baptist

first_imgAfter an upset loss at the hands of conference rival Cal State Northridge last Friday, the men’s volleyball team looks to rebound in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play tonight against Cal Baptist. The Trojans (4-2, 3-2) were swept by Cal State Northridge in three sets by a score of 25-19, 25-21, 25-21.On the attack · Junior middle blocker Robert Feathers and his team will seek to rebound from their loss to CSUN against Cal Baptist tonight at the Galen Center. Feathers has recorded 26 kills so far this season. – Tucker McWhirter | Daily TrojanRedshirt senior opposite outside hitter Tanner Jansen led the team with seven kills during the matchup at Cal State Northridge (2-3, 2-3), but it wasn’t enough to stop the Matadors, who served for nine aces and had 12.5 blocks against the Trojans.“We really had some issues passing the ball,” head coach Bill Ferguson said. “We made 14 service errors, and we had nine reception errors, so in essence we gave them two points shy of a full set on first contacts of the rally. That was the key factor. We just couldn’t get anything going. Every time we started to get something going, we just shot ourselves in the foot with a service error or a defensive error.”USC came into the matchup ranked as the No. 4 team in the country while Cal State Northridge had not yet cracked the top 15. The Trojans dropped to No. 5 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association poll with the Matadors jumping to No. 13. The Trojans will have to try to avoid another upset against unranked Cal Baptist.Ferguson said that the team needs to cut out the defensive errors to get back to its winning ways.“We’re just looking to get back on track passing the ball,” he said. “That’s been one of our strengths so far this year, and Cal Baptist serves really tough.”Ferguson said that Cal Baptist will primarily run its offense through the middle rather than on the outside. Though the Lancers  could make adjustments and hit from the outside if the Trojans choose to overload the middle, the team is most concerned with preparing  for Cal Baptist’s skilled middle blockers.“They have two middles that are excellent,” Ferguson said referring to 6-foot-11 Kristopher Johnson and 6-foot-8 Amir Lugo-Rodriguez. “They create some matchup issues. Their offense runs through the middle, then they set a fast ball to the outside, but they want to run the middle first.”Because the Lancers have much stronger middle blockers than outside hitters on offense, he said he will likely start defensive-oriented junior outside hitter Chris Lischke rather than the stronger offensive threat in junior middle blocker Robert Feathers along with usual starter freshman Andy Benesh. Ferguson said Feathers will probably come in as a substitute late in the game, however, if USC needs a spark on offense.“Robert seems to be better off the bench than Chris,” Ferguson said. “It’s not really a punishment, it’s just that [Feathers is] the guy that can change the energy really quick in a good way. His ability to change the energy is really important and I don’t know if that’s Chris’ nature as much, but that’s something Robert’s able to do.”With wins over Long Beach State, UC Irvine and UC San Diego but losses to Pepperdine as well as Cal State Northridge in conference play, the Trojans sit in the fifth spot in MPSF rankings. The Matadors are tied for sixth in the 13-team conference and Cal Baptist is tied for ninth. The Lancers beat UC San Diego in five sets this season but have been swept by Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State and UC Irvine.The matchup against Cal Baptist comes three days before another crucial conference home game for the Trojans against BYU. The Cougars, who come to town Saturday, sit atop the conference standings after winning all six of their MPSF matchups so far this season. BYU is ranked fourth in the country. Pepperdine sits at No. 3, and UCLA is tied for first with Loyola-Chicago. The Trojans defeated Loyola-Chicago before the start of conference play earlier this season. Ferguson said he would love for the team to bring some momentum into Saturday’s game against BYU with a win tonight.“That would be huge, it definitely would be,” he said. “If we’re able to bounce back and have a good game passing the ball, then we’ll be alright.”The Trojans begin play at 8 p.m. tonight at the Galen Center.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Lakers enter 2014-15 season with health concerns

first_img“You just got to read each situation, read each situation as it comes, each game is going to be different,” Bryant said. “I’m sure there will be games where I have to do more and games where I have to do less.”Bryant stressed more about the Lakers’ defense, which ranked 27th out of 30 NBA teams in points allowed (104.2 points). But in the last two preseason games, the Lakers held teams to an average of 89 points.“I’m very happy with the way the preseason went because I thought each game we got better,” Scott said. “We’re understanding what we need to do and we’ll keep working at it.” The Lakers fielded eight players that missed a combined 34 preseason games, sparking back memories of last season’s nightmare that entailed 12 players sitting out for a combined 319 contests because of injuries. In related news, the Lakers finished with a 27-55 record that marked their worst season in L.A. franchise history. The Lakers declared 40-year-old point guard Steve Nash out for the season after having prolonged pain in his back that kept limited him only to a combined 65 games the past two years. Nick Young (right thumb), Xavier Henry (right knee) and Ryan Kelly (right hamstring) sat for all of the preseason. The Lakers are also evaluating injuries to veteran point guard Ronnie Price (right knee) and training camp invitee Wayne Ellington (concussion) that happened in the preseason finale against Sacramento on Friday in Las Vegas. The injuries could complicate how the Lakers manage their roster, which was dwindled to 15 on Saturday after waiving training camp invitees Jabari Brown and Roscoe Smith. The Lakers may keep Ellington since he would receive a full salary if he were cut while being injured. Price also will likely stay, especially with Nash’s absence. But the Lakers would need to create a roster vacancy should they use the disabled players exception, which would allow them either to sign a free agent or trade for a player for $4.85 million.At least nothing has happened to Bryant, who played in only six games last season because of injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee. He averaged 19 points on 38.47 percent shooting and four assists in 26.7 minutes.How much of the workload will Bryant have to carry? Through eight exhibition games and four starting lineup combinations, a few themes regarding the Lakers’ 2014 preseason emerged.Kobe Bryant looked sharp with both his health and post play. Most of the Lakers’ remaining roster struggled staying healthy. Rookie Julius Randle appeared promising. Guard Jeremy Lin seemed exciting. Uncertainty persists on whether the “steady improvement” Coach Byron Scott noted the Lakers made on defense will become a trend.So with the Lakers ending a 3-5 exhibition season, what marks the primary concern heading into their season opener on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center?“Injuries, that’s the main concern,” Scott said. “Hopefully most of our guys are healthy by Tuesday.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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