Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Advertisement Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Email Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin NewsCommunityMore than 100,000 meals delivered to critical frontline workers through Feed The HeroesBy Cian Reinhardt – April 29, 2020 119 Print TAGSCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNationalNews Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region FEED The Heroes has delivered more than 102,000 meals to critical frontline workers since being set up six weeks ago.Meals have been delivered to 101 sites across the nation including hospitals, test centres, contact tracing centres, laboratories and emergency response teams.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Feed The Heroes has raised over€1,066,290, with over 18,100 individuals donating to the fund.Among those receiving meals from Feed The Heroes are the crews of the National Ambulance Service (NAS). Anyone who has been tested for Covid-19 will have seen the large operation the National Ambulance Service are providing across the country.The NAS now spend longer time on our roads, and spend more time per call due to infection control while working under high pressure and risk.Since starting six weeks ago, the initiative has provided more than 10,00 meals to NAS teams, from control rooms in Donegal and Dublin to field operations across the country.Richard Quinlan, National Ambulance Service said the service is “much appreciated each and every day”.“NAS staff, Military staff and HSE staff out on sites getting hot food is important for wellbeing and service support. Again, thank you all so much,” Mr Quinlan said.Speaking today, Feed The Heroes founder, Cian O’Flaherty said, “To date, we have spent over €600,000 of the fund, delivering over 100,000 meals. We would like to thank everyone who has donated, what started as an idea a few weeks ago is now a nationwide operation.“This operation would not have been possible without the public’s generosity. We want to be here as long as is necessary, every donation will allow us to keep providing this service to the critical frontline workers for a day longer in this emergency.”Individuals and companies who wish to make a donation can contribute on the Feed The Heroes websitewww.feedtheheroes.com. Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 11 | A chance to reset?Next articleLimerick Clubs well represented as Division 1 AIL Scoring Charts released 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] Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students
Tickets for the show are available here. After the Grand Rapids show tonight, the next dates on the books for Break Science are a pair of performances at Electric Forest Festival next weekend and the weekend after. For more information and a full list of upcoming dates, head to Break Science website.While it will certainly be weird to see a Break Science show without Deitch, we can’t wait to hear how this one-off substitute collaboration between Kris Myers and Borahm Lee will turn out! Tonight, June 17th, 2017, Break Science is scheduled to perform at Grand Rapids, MI’s The Intersection. The electro-hip-hop duo is normally comprised of drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist/producer Borahm Lee. However, according to a post on the duo’s Twitter page this afternoon, this evening’s show will look (and likely sound) different than usual: Due to unforeseen (and undisclosed) circumstances, Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee will handle drum duties at the Grand Rapids performance tonight in Deitch’s place.
Dave McGrathAlright, so Rex Grossman had one of the worst Super Bowl performances of all-time. And yeah, he was the one weak link on an otherwise invincible team all season long. And sure, he’s about as popular as Hannibal Lector at a birthday party right now in Chicago. But the fact is, if I were in charge of deciding the fate of not-so Sexy Rexy, I wouldn’t send him away like he was a leprous Richard Simmons.Nay, I’d do the unthinkable. I’d sign him to a long-term contract.Now why would I do that? Because he still can be not only useful but invaluable to the Bears organization: Just not as a quarterback.As a signal-caller it’s pretty clear Train Rex is the quarterbacking equivalent of the Hindenburg, but put to other positions within the organization, he could prove more useful than a flashlight in Michael Jackson’s basement.For example, Grossman would be fantastic as the team’s all-time passing contestant at halftime events involving throwing a football at a target. Grossman would ensure sponsors would never have to actually dish out any prize money, as Terriblesaurus Rex surely would pepper the stands and knock over a Gatorade cooler or two, but never come close to the target. He’d save the Bears millions.But I believe the Grossness would most benefit the Ditka-maniacs if he were turned into a morale booster, and team icon. He should become a piñata.He would get Chicagoans to fill the stands every Sunday just to watch the Notorious R.E.X. get batted and bruised with wiffle ball and NERF bats every halftime. Even when the Teddies go back to their franchise tradition of imitating a bearskin rug of the NFC North division.He would even be more popular at birthday parties. What self respecting diehard Bear fan father wouldn’t want his children going after a full-sized living breathing Grossmañata? When he passes out, Hexy Rexy could just let go of a bag full of candy, mouthguards and jockstraps, for the full piñata effect.Point: Grossmañata.Michael PoppyDespite Rex Grossman’s fourth quarter choke in the Super Bowl, Bears head coach Lovie Smith should do what he did all season long with his starting quarterback — stick with him.This is not to say Grossman is a good quarterback — because he certainly has many improvements to make. But if Lovie can find the right guy to guide Grossman in what will be a long offseason, the Bears will be OK under center come next year. The only problem is finding Grossman’s mentor.Look no further than West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. The small, rural town with a population of 13,000 will be perfect for Grossman’s offseason workout, not only to avoid the media’s scrutiny, but also because of a certain WTAMU assistant football coach.Despite coming off just his first season with the Buffaloes, quarterbacks coach and local Interceptions Anonymous chapter president Ryan Leaf is the man Grossman desperately needs to hook up with in the offseason to overcome his Super Bowl woes. While Leaf never played in the big game, he equally sucked over his five-year NFL career, and arguably, much, much more than Grossman.Just look at this way: Even though Grossman’s numbers in his first full season are much better than Leaf’s rookie year (it’s hard to top just two touchdowns with 15 interceptions), Grossman is on the same career path Leaf was once on. If things keep getting worse, Grossman is soon going to respond to a reporter’s question with a Leaf-esque “Knock it off!” tirade.So what better guy to teach Grossman what not to do than Leaf himself? Leaf can show Grossman all the wrong moves, and after workouts, the two can hit the green and play a game of golf as Leaf will be West Texas A&M’s golf coach this season. Hey, it’s the offseason.