Limerick employers receive Irish Heart Foundation awards

first_imgLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Irish Heart Foundation chief executive Tim Collins with Rose Leo, Martina Ryan and Elma Herbert from St John’s Hospital who were presented with the Gold Healthy Eating and the Gold [email protected] awards.Photo:Justin FarrellySEVEN Limerick-based companies and organisations have proved to be all heart.Dell Technologies, Mary Immaculate College, Croom Orthopaedic Hospital, Milford Care Centre, St Ita’s Community Hospital and University of Limerick Maternity Hospital all received the Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award from the Irish Heart Foundation for leading the way in prioritising their employees’ heart health.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick award winners were among 98 companies from around the country that were represented at the annual Irish Heart Foundation Happy Heart Healthy Eating and [email protected] Awards in Dublin last week.Six of the Limerick entrants received the Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award, which assists staff restaurants in adopting healthier cooking practices and providing healthier food choices, ultimately making the healthier choice the easier choice for employees.The Irish Heart Foundation’s [email protected] Award, launched in 2013, was also presented to St John’s Hospital in recognition of their efforts to increase employees’ physical activity levels at work.Less than one-third of Irish adults meet the minimum recommended physical activity level of 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week and Irish adults are spending on average 7.3 hours every day sitting down.Research shows that people who sit for prolonged periods are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease and stroke, even if individuals are regularly physically active, while one third of premature heart disease has been associated with poor diets alone. With one quarter of the food eaten by Irish adults prepared and cooked outside of the home, workplaces can play a key role in offering healthier food choices and providing an environment that supports their employees to move more throughout the day.A pioneer in the field of workplace health, the Irish Heart Foundation has been supporting healthy workplaces nationwide for over 20 years through its Healthy Eating Awards, which are supported by the HSE and Healthy Ireland.“As workplace wellbeing gathers momentum it is essential that employers embrace the concept by providing leadership and support for programme implementation including the Irish Heart Foundation’s workplace programme,” said Biddy O’Neill of Healthy Ireland at the awards function. Print Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emailcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleSt Vincent de Paul Christmas ConcertNext articleUniversity of Limerick students helping asylum seekers integrate Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsBusinessHealthLimerick employers receive Irish Heart Foundation awardsBy Cian Reinhardt – December 16, 2018 1537 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TAGSbusinesshealthNews WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Bar Wars: St Peter’s strike back at Regent’s cocktail theft

first_imgOxford College Bar Review has called Regent’s Park College bar “the best in Oxford” amidst allegations that it has plagiarised St Peter’s College’s ‘Cross Keys’ cocktail recipe. The supposed “theft” has caused uproar at St Peter’s, with students describing it as “an outrage”, “a crime”, “annoying”, “the greatest compliment they could’ve given us”, and “only a way for them to acknowledge” that St Peter’s Bar is “at the top of the chain”.According to the bar treasurer of St Peter’s, the Oxford College Bar Review divulged the Cross Keys recipe on Facebook, where he believes Regent’s Park found it. He added that the Cross Keys cocktail is a staple of the college. He said: “If this was between Wetherspoons and something else, they would sue each other, but because it’s at college level it’s trivial.” When asked, the bar manager of Regent’s Park, Trevor Lau, denied the allegations of theft. He admitted there are certain similarities between their ‘Paradise’ drink and the Cross Keys, but stated that their drink was made independently through their own trial-and-error process.The drink has subsequently been renamed the ‘Salty Peter’s’, as a “response to undue saltiness over such a small matter.” Lau also expressed a wish to “congratulate St. Peter’s Bar for being the first ever bar to mix fruit juice with alcohol.” St John’s College has also been criticised for using a cocktail with a similar recipe to the Cross Keys. When asked about the matter, St John’s Bar Manager Yannick Joseph told Cherwell: “We can stop serving the drink, it was a trial run anyway.“I only started serving it because students were asking for it. I got the recipe from a student who came to the bar.”last_img read more

Santita Ebangwese has made the slide hit her ‘special move’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillmancenter_img In the third set against Georgia Tech on Sept. 21, Syracuse led by two points, 21-19. Santita Ebangwese stood a few feet away from the net, staring through the tiny gaps between the polyester string that hold it together. Georgia Tech returned from its timeout conversation, and Ebangwese moved into her natural position, about five feet to the left of fellow senior Jalissa Trotter.The ball flew over the net and junior Kendra Lukacs put two hands under it, thrusting the ball into the air toward Trotter. As Trotter readied herself for a set, Ebangwese stepped back once and then exploded into a sprint. She ran in a straight line, left to right, across the middle of the court and leaped into the air. She lifted her arm over her head and smacked the ball into the feet of a Georgia Tech player for a kill.“No matter how fast, slow, high, low, Santita is going up to hit,” redshirt senior Amber Witherspoon said.Ebangwese is now in the final stretch of her collegiate career for Syracuse (9-5, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) and has almost perfected her form of that hit, the “slide.” She is second on the Orange this season with 127 kills and averages 1.96 kills per set in her career.Ebangwese has worked on the slide hit since her junior year of high school. It’s used to confuse opposing blockers. It begins with a long-strided run-up that starts slow and quickens as the hitter approaches the ball. According to volleyballtoolbox.net, “the hitter should drift forward and horizontally to the ball. This makes it very difficult for the block to know where the point of attack will be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That’s definitely her special move,” said associate head coach Erin Little of Ebangwese.Ebangwese has known “for as long as she can remember” how to “hit on the slide,” but in her second to last year of high school, she said she learned “the actual mechanics” of it.At first, she worked on the elevation and speed of her jump. The Rochester native spent hours in the gym to increase her lower-body strength, mostly through conditioning drills. Soon, she was jumping higher and floating through the air longer, she said.“Once I got that down, I started to speed up my approach,” Ebangwese said. “I would do faster sets and see how fast I can go.”By the time she stepped on campus for her freshman year, Ebangwese was already advanced at slide hitting, Little said.During her first year, Ebangwese utilized the slide hit in games, learning where blockers like to position themselves. Continuously, she started on the left side, used two long strides and rose up in front of her setter. While practice is valuable, she needed countless repetition in games to push it to where it is today, Ebangwese said.“I’ve gotten faster. I’ve also gotten smarter in the way hit,” she said. “Before I go up, I know where the blocker is, so I kind of have a feeling of where they’re going to be.”last_img read more