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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SEBELEN, DARMYS O.

first_img29, passed away on March 10, 2017, at her home. Darmys was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and has been residing in Bayonne. She worked as a Billing Clerk for Doctor Joseph Ibrahim in Bayonne. She is the daughter of Josefina Estrella (nee: Urena) and the late Oscar Sebelen. Sister of Patricia Sebelen, Alec Martinez, Oscar Sebelen and Marlon Sebelen. Granddaughter of Ramon Urena and his late Wife Maria, and the late Rafael Sebelen and Ramona Alberto. Niece of Emanuel Urena, Alexandra Urena, Yngrid Urena, Charlie Urena, and Eva Karina Urena. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img

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Michu set for Napoli loan move

first_imgNapoli and Swansea are in talks over the transfer of Spanish striker Michu on a season-long loan, Press Association Sport understands. Michu moved to Swansea from Rayo Vallecano in a £2.2m deal in the summer of 2012 and was the club’s top scorer with 22 goals in his first season. The former Celta Vigo star struggled with knee and ankle problems which limited him to just 15 starts in the Premier League in the 2013-14 season. The 28-year-old Michu is under contract with the Swans until 2017. Napoli’s Spanish coach Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen their attacking line ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign. The Naples outfit finished third in Serie A last season. Michu has not travelled with Swansea to the United States for their pre-season tour. Bahia International, the company that represents Michu, confirmed to Press Association Sport on Wednesday that the clubs are in negotiations with a view to Michu joining Napoli on a one-season loan deal. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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USC matriarch remembered for generosity

first_imgVirginia Ramo, USC alumna and Board of Trustees member, died Aug. 19 of natural causes. She was 93.Famous at USC for her enthusiastic philanthropy, Ramo and her husband Simon donated and fundraised more than $310 million over a 40-year period for the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music.Although Ramo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1937, she had a lifelong passion for music — she played the saxophone in a women’s orchestra while at USC and throughout her life referred to Thornton as “her” school.The Ramos gave $1 million to build the Virginia Ramo Hall of Music, dedicated in 1974. Last year, Ramo gave money to renovate a practice room in Booth Memorial Hall, which has been renamed performance facility Simon Ramo Recital Hall.Thornton Dean Robert Cutietta said Ramo truly exemplified a committed member of the Trojan Family.By funding two of the most important buildings in the music school, Ramo Hall and Ramo Recital Hall, Cutietta said Ramo provided students with the specific facilities they needed.“She stayed very dedicated and very involved, both through her donations and her time,” Cutietta said. “She has a very real and concrete impact on what the students do here every day.”Ramo’s distinguishing characteristics were her attention to detail and willingness to act as a liaison between Thornton and the greater Los Angeles community, Cutietta said.“Virginia would give me advice and she would take the time to make sure that everything was always taken care of and that important introductions were made,” Cutietta said.Ramo and her husband endowed the Ramo Music Faculty Award in 1971, which provides one Thornton School of Music faculty member each May with $10,000 to support professional development.“The Ramo Award is considered to be the most prestigious faculty award in the Thornton School of Music,” said Dorothy Ditmer, director of personnel for Thornton. “She was so interested in what was going on with faculty and students.”Larry Livingston, who served as the Thornton dean from 1986 to 2002, said when he first met Ramo in 1985, he was deeply impressed with her role as a passionate and loyal friend of the school.“She was one of the most important figures in the entire exterior part of the university,” Livingston said. “This is a significant loss because she was a historical figure in the evolution of the university.”Ramo and her husband were also passionate about contributing to the Keck School of Medicine, Cutietta said. She extended her support to programs ranging from annual giving to medical research at her alma mater.In 1999, the Keck School of Medicine’s Board of Overseers saw its first year under the guidance of the Ramos, who served as the Board’s inaugural co-chairs.“Mrs. Ramo’s contributions as a member of the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Board of Overseers are invaluable,” Keck Dean Carmen A. Puliafito wrote in an email. “Her impact on the Keck School of Medicine and USC will not be forgotten.”Ramo also served as the USC Board of Trustees vice chairman from 1986 to 1991.A fundraising campaign she co-chaired for the university’s centennial raised $309 million between 1976 and 1980 — a university record at the time, the Los Angeles Times said.Ramo received the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest award, in 2002, the USC Thornton School of Music’s Founders Award and numerous other university accolades.Ramo is survived by her husband, two sons and four grandchildren.Memorial services for Ramo will be held on campus later this fall.last_img read more

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