Irish students receive opportunity to learn more about health

first_imgTwitter Seasoned RTE Lyric FM presenter says he learned of station’s departure from Limerick headquarters after friend read news online RTÉ ruled out Lyric move to UL due to cost Applications Open for Performers and Toy Testers for The Late Late Toy Show 2020 Facebook WhatsApp The Late Late Show in Limerick cancelled Previous articleMid West Minister to address major OECD conference on issues facing SMEsNext articleMichelle Grimes features on Ireland’s Got Talent this weekend Staff Reporter Print Advertisementcenter_img Email NewsEducationIrish students receive opportunity to learn more about healthBy Staff Reporter – February 21, 2018 1722 Zoe Kavanagh, CEO NDC, student Pia McElligott, student Sean Probert and Minister Richard Bruton.Over 3,000 secondary students and teachers from all over the country attended last year’s HealthFest event in the RDS in Dublin.Organised by the National Dairy Council and safefood, the free event has become one of the most highly anticipated events for transition year students. This year’s event is being held on Thursday 26th April at the National Sports Campus in Dublin. The full day seminar is designed to educate young people about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in a practical, engaging and fun environment.A recent study indicates that there is a “startling drop-off” in fitness among secondary school students after the Junior Cert. The results of the study of more than 30,000 students throughout Ireland and a survey of physical education (PE) teachers shows a firm trend towards neglecting fitness in exam years and in particular after the Junior Cert.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Healthfest Speaker and fitness expert Karl Henry said “Regular activity can have a very positive impact on how you feel about yourself”Karl Henry, student Pia McElligott, Chef Adrian Martin, student Sean Probert and Eoghan McDermott.This year’s Healthfest promises to be an amazing day, there will interactive sessions with the experts including leading fitness expert Karl Henry, Orla Walsh, a leading Irish independent dietitian, Chef Adrian Martin who will demonstrate some of his favourite dishes and special guest speaker, Eoghan McDermott of 2FM who will speak about the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing.Diet and nutrition will be a big focus on the day, giving young people the tools and skills to understand the importance of eating well with a healthy balanced diet.Healthfest will also cover the increasingly important area of mental health and young people, RTE’s Eoghan McDermott really resonated on this subject with last year’s audience, he said“The conversation around mental health has opened up so much the past few years, it really feels like the tide is turning in terms of people feeling comfortable in expressing openly times of distress. I look forward to acknowledging this shift and exploring what happens next.”Minister for Education, Richard Bruton added “I welcome events such as Healthfest, as they support schools in these endeavors and I encourage the thousands of students attending the event to actively engage with the very interesting and informative sessions planned.”More about education here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Temporary reprieve for Lyric fm Limerick studio TAGSEoghan McDermottHealthfestMinister for Education Richard Brutonrte Limerick children appear on Today with Maura and Daithí last_img read more

Level of recorded crime in Donegal shows general decrease

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Level of recorded crime in Donegal shows general decrease Previous articleConcannon search now in its 38th dayNext articleContract signed for new Letterkenny Court House News Highland By News Highland – December 18, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ There has been a fall in the number of sexual offences recorded in Donegal since last year.86 incidents of rape or assault were recorded in Donegal in the year to the end of September of this year, a fall of 5 on the previous period.Nationally sexual offences increased by 14 percent.There were 1,088 public order offences recorded in Donegal in the year till September 2015, that is down 151 on the year previous.966 incidents of disorderly conduct were recorded in Donegal, 100 less than the year before.Also on a downward trend were burglaries – 333 were recorded in the county, a drop of 73 on the previous year.742 incidents of attempts or threats to murder, assaults and embarrassments were recorded in the year to the end of September- an increase of 31 over the previous year.There is a drop in the detection of people in the possession of drugs from personal use from 181 to 168 but the number of those in possession of drugs for sale of supply stayed steady. Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Twitter WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

When will the NBA return in 2020? Key dates, schedule & more to know about season restart in Orlando

first_imgNBA teams finally know when they will get back on the court.On March 11, the league shut down following Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test, suddenly forcing players to practice social distancing rather than prepare for the playoffs. Now commissioner Adam Silver has been entrusted with the difficult task of guiding the NBA through one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the sport. Here’s everything we know about the NBA’s return and what to expect for the rest of the 2019-20 season.When will the NBA return in 2020?Regular season start date: Thursday, July 30NBA Finals Game 7 (if necessary): Tuesday, Oct. 13The NBA will resume play July 30 with a doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers. The latest possible date for a Game 7 of the NBA Finals will be Oct. 13.”Seeding games” will be played through Aug. 14, and a play-in tournament will be held Aug. 15-16 if necessary with the first round of the playoffs starting Aug. 17. The NBA Finals will begin Sept. 30.All games are set to be played at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.”We have worked together with the Players Association to establish a restart plan that prioritizes health and safety, preserves competitive fairness and provides a platform to address social justice issues,” Silver said.  “We are grateful to our longtime collaborator Disney for its role in playing host and making this return to play possible, and we also thank the public health officials and infectious disease specialists who helped guide the creation of comprehensive medical protocols and protections.”How many NBA teams are going to Orlando?The NBA and NBPA approved a 22-team format, which includes the 16 teams in playoff position based on the current standings and six additional teams within six games of the No. 8 seed in their respective conferences (Kings, Pelicans, Spurs, Suns, Trail Blazers, Wizards).Eastern Conference teamsMilwaukee BucksToronto RaptorsBoston CelticsMiami HeatIndiana PacersPhiladelphia 76ersBrooklyn NetsOrlando MagicWashington WizardsWestern Conference teamsLos Angeles LakersLos Angeles ClippersDenver NuggetsUtah JazzOklahoma City ThunderHouston RocketsDallas MavericksMemphis GrizzliesPortland Trail BlazersNew Orleans PelicansSacramento KingsSan Antonio SpursPhoenix SunsHow will the 2020 NBA regular season and playoffs work?Each of the 22 remaining teams is scheduled to play eight “seeding games” in order to determine playoff positioning in both conferences.If the No. 9 seed in each conference is more than four games behind the No. 8 seed at the conclusion of the regular season, the No. 8 seed will earn the final playoff spot. If the No. 9 seed is four games or fewer behind the No. 8 seed, then those teams will enter a play-in tournament (double-elimination for the eighth seed, single-elimination for the ninth seed). NBA Playoffs Qualification 🏆— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020Play-In Tournament Format— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020The playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.You can find the full NBA schedule HERE.When is the 2020 NBA Draft and free agency?2020 NBA Draft: Friday, Oct. 16Opening of free agency: Sunday, Oct. 18The NBA Draft lottery is set to be held Aug. 20 with the 2020 NBA Draft following on Oct. 16. (Teams will be assigned lottery odds based on their records through March 11.) Free agency is scheduled to kick off Oct. 18.If all of these dates stay in place, the 2020-21 NBA regular season would likely begin in December.Coronavirus testing among safety precautions in OrlandoThe NBA plans to test “regularly” for the novel coronavirus, according to the league’s 100-plus page health and safety document. If a player tests positive, that player will be isolated, then retested to verify the initial test didn’t produce a false positive. If additional testing confirms the original result, that player will be out for at least 14 days.It is unclear how many positive tests it would take in order for the NBA to consider a suspension of play.”The occurrence of a small or otherwise expected number of COVID-19 cases will not require a decision to suspend or cancel the resumption” of the season, the document states. The extensive document also covers mundane tasks and activities, from basketball-cleaning guidelines to ping-pong procedures. If a player violates safety protocols, that player could be subject to disciplinary action, including a warning, fine, suspension or removal from the Orlando campus. UPDATE: The NBA and NBPA announced on July 20 that none of the 346 players tested for COVID-19 have returned positive tests in the most recent round of results. If a player on the campus does test positive in the future, that player will be forced to isolate in accordance with health and safety protocols.NBA standings 2020Here are the current NBA standings as of March 11, the last day official games were played. Teams in bold have been invited to Orlando to finish the regular season.Eastern ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Bucks53-12—2.Raptors46-186.53.Celtics43-219.54.Heat41-24125.Pacers39-26146.76ers39-26147.Nets30-3422.58.Magic30-3523—Wizards24-4028.5—Hornets23-4230—Bulls22-4331—Knicks21-4532.5—Pistons20-4633.5—Hawks20-4734—Cavaliers19-4634Western ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Lakers49-14—2.Clippers44-205.53.Nuggets43-2274.Jazz41-238.55.Thunder40-249.56.Rockets40-249.57.Mavericks40-27118.Grizzlies32-3318—Trail Blazers29-3721.5—Pelicans28-3621.5—Kings28-3621.5—Spurs27-3622—Suns26-3924—Timberwolves19-4530.5—Warriors15-5035last_img read more