first_imgAdvertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Previous articleMeasles cases increaseNext articlePatients can avoid long waits by going to units Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp TAGSbus linksIrish RaillimerickNewbridgetrains Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsBreaking newsRail worksBy Bernie English – March 21, 2018 1720 100s of employees and contractors will be involved as Iarnród Eireann undertakes major works at various locations across the network over the Easter weekend.  The company is also facilitating Kildare County Council in road underbridge works at Sallins. These works will result in bus substitutions on some services. Bus transfers will operate between Heuston Station in Dublin and Newbridge, with a train service taking over in Newbridge to bring passengers to Limerick, Cork and KerryFor more breaking news click here Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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first_img “The pressure I got was that they just won the league, [N’Golo] Kante left and they were looking for a replacement. Seeing this whole situation, it was very scary for me,” the 23-year-old told Out of Home Podcast. “I was comfortable at Genk but it was like an opportunity for me to actually develop in my career. It was the right time for me to go because the club [Genk] wanted me to progress in my career. “It was difficult at that time because I had to leave for another country and start afresh. Even during training, everyone wanted to see what I can do because the person who just left actually made a mark. So, the pressure was just there. “But, I encouraged myself to be myself and not trying to fill in anybody’s shoes. All I wanted to do was make a mark for myself which is so possible; and after playing the first two games, I got comfortable.” read also:How I overcame intimidation to make Nigeria’s squad – Ndidi For Ndidi, playing in the Premier League, though, presented a different kind of spotlight but that came with its own challenges which were different from life in his Belgian elite division outfit. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wilfred Ndidi claimed he saw his move to Premier League side Leicester City as an opportunity rather than getting carried away with pressure. After three seasons at Belgian top-flight side Genk, the Nigeria international joined the Foxes in a transfer deal worth £17 million. At that time, the King Power Stadium giants were reigning English champions, plus they needed a replacement for N’Golo Kante who had joined Chelsea on a five-year deal. The Frenchman played a starring role in Leicester’s English top-flight-winning campaign where he made 40 appearances while helping France reach the final of Euro 2016. Despite adapting to life quickly at the Luminus Arena after his move from Nigeria’s Nath Boys Academy, Ndidi said he saw an opportunity to ‘develop’, thus, embraced the burden of expectations.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

first_imgFacebook61Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Madison Elementary School PTOThe Madison Elementary School PTO is excited to announce the inaugural Madison Mad Dash 5K and Kids Run.The Madison Elementary PTO provides crucial financial support to teachers and funds fun activities and important enrichment opportunities for all students. The Mad Dash 5K is a great chance for the community to support our core mission and encourage lifelong healthy habits in kids and their families.We are excited to welcome Jesse Stevick, 10 time winner of the Capital City Marathon and Olympia High School track & field and cross-country coach as the honorary starter for the race.The Madison Mad Dash 5K and Kids run will be held on Saturday, June 16 at scenic Heritage Park in downtown Olympia. The kids 2.5K will start at 8:30 am with one lap around Capitol Lake, followed by the main event: a 5K run for adults, kids, and families running two laps around the lake. This is a fast, flat course, perfect for beginners and a chance for experienced runners to set a personal record! Kids registration is $20, $25 for teens, and $30 for adults. We are also offering a $10 discount for families of four or more, and for $100 or more you can receive a VIP entry that includes post-race massage, premium drinks and snacks, and other perks!The Madison Elementary PTO is a crucial partner in the education of Olympia’s children, especially some of our most vulnerable. Please consider registering to run, donating, or becoming a founding sponsor.Register today at and like us on Facebook!  Find out more at the Madison Mad Dash website.last_img read more

first_imgKiley said she believes overprescribing is a catalyst for the opioid crisis and hopes increased regulating efforts will be made. “To me, that’s like treating an addiction to vodka with one beer a day,” Kiley said in a Jan. 29 interview with The Two River Times. Updated totals published Jan. 30 by the Prosecutor’s Office revealed that in 2018 there were 215 recorded drug-related overdose deaths in the county, of which 183 deaths were related to heroin opiates – making last year the deadliest on record since the organization began tracking these incidences in 2012. “The opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities across our state,” Murphy said in a media release. “As we combat this crisis, it is critical that we use data-driven, evidence-based strategies to support individuals suffering from addiction and help them get on the path to recovery.” In July Murphy announced that New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program had grown by 10,000 patients since his administration took office at the start of 2018. These totals are a significant increase over the previous highs, recorded in 2016, of 164 drug-related overdose deaths, 150 of which were related to heroin opiates. • Supporting individuals on their path to and maintenance of recovery “Addiction is addiction. If you have an addictive personality it doesn’t really matter what the substance or activity is. Treating opioid addiction with marijuana might save a life, but I believe the individual will continue to be addicted. And if that marijuana high isn’t enough, they’ll eventually go back to opioids,” Kiley added. Additionally, Murphy announced four strategies for combatting the epidemic: Further, Medicaid will be building “Centers of Excellence” for opioid treatment at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. According to Carole Johnson, State Human Services commissioner, these centers will be used to support community-based clinicians in providing opioid addiction treatment. The dramatic increase was due to the six new additions to the program’s medical conditions list, including anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders and chronic visceral pain. One week after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a series of initiatives he hopes will stem the troubling tide of the opioid epidemic, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) offered a snapshot of a deadly 2018. • Increasing access to evidence-based prevention and treatment programs One of the Murphy administration’s efforts includes the addition of opioid addiction to the list of medical conditions covered by New Jersey’s expanding Medical Marijuana Program. Medicaid is also planning to launch a series of efforts to advance accessibility to MAT, including initiating the Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program, which will create new Medicaid reimbursement incentives for primary care providers to offer MAT for opioid addiction. Newly elected Monmouth County Freeholder Susan M. Kiley said treating opioid addiction with marijuana is something she opposes. “I’m angry about it because I believe a huge percentage of those suffering in this opioid crisis started because they went to see a physician,” Kiley said. “They go in to be treated for an illness or an injur y and get overprescribed. We’re talking about young kids all the way up to seniors. It has to stop, and stronger regulations and better tracking of prescriptions is a way to start.” Use disorder is linked to dependence, in which a user may feel symptoms of withdrawal when coming of f a particular substance. These efforts are part of a developing plan to battle the opioid epidemic and Murphy has already advanced $100 million from his 2019 budget to put toward the fight. To help advance these initiatives, Murphy said Medicaid will remove the requirement for prior authorization for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), which so often serves as an administrative barrier to life-saving treatment. • Building sound data systems and strengthening system-wide infrastructure for the addicted population Kiley, the Freeholder Board’s liaison to the County Health and Human Services Department, said she believes addiction is not always contingent on the product, but a user’s personality. • Delivering robust law enforcement to stem the supply of illicit drugs, while also supporting diversion programs Courtesy: Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Kiley said she disagrees with the commonly accepted sentiment that marijuana is not an addictive substance and, though it may not contain addictive properties, the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that marijuana use can lead to the development of use disorder.last_img read more

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday (October 12) at the Baker Street Best Western. This is a great chance for coaches and parents to shape the future of Nelson Youth Soccer.The season recently concluded with the final set of playoffs in the house leagues.For more information contact Sveta Tisma, executive director, at 250-551-6972All members of the public are welcome to attend, but only members will have voting rights.last_img

first_imgMario Gutierrez8361077%$362,380 CASSATT HOPES TO ADD TO STREAK IN SANTA MARGARITACassatt will make her ninth start at a different race track in her 10th career outing whenshe runs in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.The gray daughter of Tapit trained by Larry Jones has raced at Churchill Downs, the Fair Grounds, Delaware Park, Monmouth Park, Parx, Keeneland, Zia Park and Houston, doubling up at the Fair Grounds in her only repeat visit.“Thank goodness she doesn’t have to carry her race track with her,” said Jones, a hands-on trainer who was on Cassatt for her Friday morning exercise before taking part in her follow-up washing and walking.“She does well traveling and she’s a typical Tapit,” said Jones, who will be seeking his second Santa Margarita victory, having won it in 2013 with Joyful Victory. Like Cassatt, Joyful Victory was owned by Rick Porter, who races as Fox Hill Farms.“She has that nervous energy, she gets a little hot, and I see y’all have welcomed me with record temperatures for us tomorrow (in the 90s) . . . but seriously, she does do well and she’s getting better all the time, as far as her excessive energy. She’s learning how to contain it a little better.”Cassatt is named for American painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt, who died in 1926.Making his Santa Anita debut at age 55 to ride Cassatt will be Louisiana native Kerwin Clark, a story in his own right, having ridden the 4-year-old filly in her last seven races, five of them victories, the last three in a row.“He’s a newcomer,” Jones joked. “He’s trying to be like Gary Stevens and Mike Smith. He’s been around a long time. Back in the early 90’s, he was riding in Chicago and holding his own with Pat Day, Craig Perret, Earlie Fires, all those guys, but he wound up going to Saudi Arabia for a little while and riding for the Prince there.“That kind of got him off of everybody’s tongues in the United States. When he came back, he just never really picked up momentum that he’d had before. Anyhow, he was riding in New Orleans and I never rode him then, but as I got to know him, I realized him and I are kind of on the same page.“I’d give him a horse here and there and he’d do really good with it, so he kind of got to be my number one substitute rider. If Rosie (Napravnik) was busy, then I’d put Kerwin on. He’d do good. Rosie was having so much business in New Orleans, she had her pick of all the outfits, so I wound up using him a lot.“We’ve teamed up and it’s been really good.”The field for the Santa Margarita, race eight of nine: Legacy, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Cassatt, Kerwin Clark, 3-1; Dame Dorothy, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Thegirlinthatsong, Mike Smith, 9-2; Tiz Midnight, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Uzziel, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; and Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 2-1. WELL-TRAVELED CASSATT IN SANTA MARGARITAWARREN‘S VENEDA IN HER FIRST GRADE I STAKESANOTHER WARREN–GUSSIE–GOES IN IRISH O’BRIENJUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED BREEZES TOMORROWRUSTY SLIPPER NO SHOE-IN FOR SALTY SANTA ANA Flavien Prat1071013119%$579,336 John Sadler9813151413%$855,286 Rafael Bejarano20451312625%$2,333,318 Mike Smith8717191220%$2,071,431 Ron Ellis4693720%$355,630 Jeff Bonde2990331%$322,480 Brice Blanc4472416%$289,460 GRYDER SEEKS SANTA ANA UPSET ON RUSTY SLIPPERAaron Gryder seeks his first win in four rides on Rusty Slipper in Sunday’s Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf, a salty Grade II event that drew a contentious field of 11.“She runs hard and she’s pretty steady,” Gryder said of the 5-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid trained by Graham Motion for R M J Stables. “She’s somewhat one-paced but she always gives a good effort.“The Breeders’ Cup (Filly & Mare Turf last Nov. 1, in which she finished 10th but beaten less than six lengths) was not only extremely tough company, but I was caught wide all the way around.“She definitely ran a good race last time (third by three-quarters of a length in the Megahertz at one mile on Jan. 17). This is a step up in class, but she’s a filly that shows up and tries hard every time.”The Santa Ana: Testa Rossi, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Winning Rhythm, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Hoop of Colour, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Diversy Harbor, Gary Stevens, 7-2; Queen of the Sand, Mike Smith, 4-1; Electrum, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Rusty Slipper, Aaron Gryder, 6-1; Rosalind, Joel Rosario, 6-1; Indecise, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Three Hearts, Tyler Baze, 8-1; and Lady of Gold, Kent Desormeaux, 10-1.FINISH LINES: Victor Espinoza has a busy schedule in front of him. He rides Eclipse Award winner American Pharoah in his 3-year-old debut tomorrow in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, then goes to Sunland Park to ride Turf Paradise Derby winner Why Two for Mike Machowsky in the Sunland Derby on March 22 before leaving for Dubai March 24 to ride Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $10 million World Cup March 28. “He’ll get back to California Sunday afternoon (March 29), but unfortunately, it won’t be in time to ride,” said his agent, Brian Beach. California Chrome worked seven furlongs at Los Alamitos Friday in 1:23.80 under exercise rider Anna Wells . . . Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked six furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:14 as she nears her 5-year-old debut for Richard Mandella . . . El Camino Real Derby winner Metaboss, set for the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park March 21, went six furlongs in 1:14.80 for Jeff Bonde . . . Horses wearing the No. 4 saddle cloth won six of the eight races yesterday, including the first four: When We Met (7.80); Highly Elusive ($8.80); Keezheekeni ($5.60); My Jealous (11.80); Swissarella ($41.80) and Talco ($6). Tyler Baze22629232713%$1,617,814 Victor Espinoza14427292019%$1,832,008 Martin Garcia11123151221%$1,690,580 Peter Eurton7012111117%$658,916 Elvis Trujillo16721191413%$1,170,810 James Cassidy56871014%$329,600 Fernando Perez14714181410%$637,110 Felipe Valdez55810915%$255,218 Brandon Boulanger10865106%$211,346 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gary Stevens8413141415%$1,246,248 -30- Philip D’Amato571210921%$568,340 Drayden Van Dyke16418182111%$1,126,566 Santiago Gonzalez828101310%$495,614 Peter Miller11720231317%$1,122,806 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Doug O’Neill13116132012%$802,514 Tiago Pereira991291412%$410,988 (Current Through Thursday, March 12) Michael Pender3866316%$172,240 Jerry Hollendorfer13426182019%$3,024,008 Joseph Talamo19322203211%$1,482,690 Bob Baffert8318151122%$1,673,492 Edwin Maldonado991191211%$444,604 STREAKING LEWIS MARE IN GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA Warren’s Veneda makes her Grade I stakes debut when she runs in Saturday’s Santa Margarita Stakes.The consistent California-bred daughter of Affirmative trained by Craig Lewis for owner/breeder Benjamin Warren appears to be in peak form for Santa Anita’s marquee race for older fillies and mares, having won her last two starts by a combined margin of 8 ¼ lengths.The 5-year-old chestnut mare won the restricted Paseana Stakes on a wet/fast track Jan. 11 by 5 ½ lengths, then came back in the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 14 to win by nearly three lengths despite a wide trip.“She’s real good right now,” Lewis said. “I think the two fillies that shipped in are very nice fillies. We’ll see. That’s why they run the race, huh?”Lewis was referring to East Coast invaders Cassatt, winner of six of nine starts, trained by Larry Jones, and Dame Dorothy, winner of five of six, for Todd Pletcher.But Warren’s Veneda is a creature of habit, which may not bode well for her rivals.“She’s got a little bit of an attitude (around the barn),” Lewis said. “She just likes things the way she likes them and we adapt to her. We don’t make her adapt to us.” Steven Miyadi3175223%$213,620 Kent Desormeaux15229271919%$1,646,820 Mark Glatt55810915%$428,122 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Aaron Gryder594847%$321,980 Martin Pedroza14114201810%$603,024 Hector Palma2664123%$142,120 Richard Mandella4989916%$573,116 Richard Baltas55129422%$478,278 Mike Puype82712119%$358,576 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mark Casse53105719%$775,868 Corey Nakatani11019111617%$930,678 Thomas Proctor4166315%$491,028 TEXAS RED WORKS TOMORROW TO REJOIN DERBY TRAILBreeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, back at Santa Anita after recovering from an abscessed right foot at the Premier Equine Center in Oakdale, about five hours north of Santa Anita in California’s Central Valley, is scheduled to have his first workout Saturday since Jan. 24, prior to his runner-up finish in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1, as he seeks to get back on the Triple Crown trail.The son of Afleet Alex owned in part by Keith Desormeaux, who also trains the bay colt, has not raced since finishing a fast-closing second by a neck to Lord Nelson in the seven furlong San Vicente. Desormeaux hopes use either the April 4 Santa Anita Derby or the April 11 Arkansas Derby as a steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 2.“He came in Sunday and this will be his first breeze back, a half-mile,” said Keith, who expects to have his brother, three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent, in the saddle.“We’ll let him stretch out. It won’t be any spectacular time, but we’ll do that next weekend. This one’s just to let him re-introduce himself.”Asked if the abscess healed satisfactorily, Desormeaux said, “No issues. His next race will depend on the liveliness of his works; is he finishing well, is he galloping out well, is he coming back after the works in good shape?“He looks great. He doesn’t look like he’s lost a bit of fitness, but it’s been a month, so we’ll have to see. Hopefully, he will be (fit enough), but that is the goal.” WARREN‘S GUSSIE CLIMBS LADDER IN IRISH O’BRIEN            It won’t be the greatest step up in company when Warren’s Gussie jumps from an overnight race to Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf, but it does look a tad daunting on paper.That said, Edwin Maldonado likes his chances on the 6-year-old mare bred in California by owner Benjamin Warren.“I feel she has a good shot,” said Maldonado, who has ridden the bay mare in seven of her 12 career starts, winning three, her last two in a row.“She’s won down the hill and is three-for-three on Santa Anita’s turf course overall. You never know. When fillies get good, they get good.”The Irish O’Brien: Bert’s Melody, Brice Blanc, 8-1; Demonica, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Warren’s Gussie, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1; Go West Marie, Gary Stevens, 2-1; Qiaona, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Velvet Mesquite, Mike Smith, 9-5; and Star Field, Tiago Pereira, 6-1.last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Under true sloppy conditions at Santa Anita, favored Pacific Heat to charge a half mile from home and held on to win Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat. Trained by Peter Eurton, the 3-year-old filly by Unusual Heat got 6 ½ furlongs on 1:17.38.“I prefer a fair track,” said Prat. “She wasn’t really comfortable on this sloppy track today, but she has so much talent that didn’t even matter. Her talent made all the difference.”Off at 6-5 in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, Pacific Heat, who notched her third career stakes win, paid $4.40, $3.80 and $3.00. Owned by Sharon Alesia, Mike Burns Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Taylor Legan, Pacific Heat picked up $110,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $366,280. She now has four wins from six starts.Longshot Run for Retts made a run at the winner, who raced erratically the final eighth, but had to settle for second, finishing a neck in front of Roo’s Valentine. Off at 15-1 with Tyler Baze, Run for Retts paid $11.20 and $6.20.Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Roo’s Valentine was off at 30-1 and paid $9.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.56, 44.48 and 1:10.30. EVENING JEWEL PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESlast_img read more