More than 100,000 meals delivered to critical frontline workers through Feed…

first_imgInstitute 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 Printcenter_img 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 last_img read more


Reds swoop for Manquillo

first_img The 20-year-old right-back has been with current Primera Division champions Atletico since 2007 and has represented his country at various youth levels. He told liverpoolfc.com: “I’m very happy to have signed for a club like Liverpool. Press Association Liverpool have announced the signing of Spanish full-back Javier Manquillo on a loan deal from Atletico Madrid.center_img “I think it’s one of the biggest in Europe. Any footballer would want to come and play here.” It is understood that the loan is for two years, and Manquillo hopes he can be a Liverpool player for the long-term. He said: “When they tell you Liverpool want to sign you, I think like any player, you are going to be absolutely amazed and you don’t think of anything else than going straight there. “The immediate objective is to do the best I possibly can here. “I’ve come here to try and secure a place for myself in the side and, if possible, stay here for many more years in the future.” Manquillo is the seventh new signing the Reds have made this summer, following on from Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi. He was initially a part of the youth set-up at Real Madrid before moving on to Atletico seven years ago. Manquillo made his first-team debut in 2011 in the Copa del Rey, his Primera Division bow the following year and he was involved in Atletico’s title-winning campaign last term, although his progress was disrupted by a neck injury. last_img read more


Student accuses University of discriminating against men

first_imgKursat Pekgoz published an instruction guide on his personal website that explains his views on affirmative action policy. (Mia Speier/Daily Trojan)In an unprecedented move, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is using Title IX policy to investigate claims of discrimination against men. Over the past 15 months, USC doctoral student Kursat Pekgoz filed federal Title IX complaints against USC and two other universities for allegedly discriminating against male students. The department has opened up investigations into USC and two other universities. Pekgoz, who is pursuing his doctorate in English literature and is an assistant lecturer in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, alleges that certain efforts to support female students at USC, Yale and Princeton University, such as women-only and women-targeted scholarships and clubs, have resulted in discrimination against male students, according to a recent interview with NBC. Pekgoz declined to comment to the Daily Trojan. In February 2018, Pekgoz filed a complaint against Yale in which he alleged that the university violated Title IX on three accounts, according to a sample complaint made publicly available on Pekgoz’s personal website. Pekgoz claims that Yale violates Title IX policy by funding and sustaining programs that practice discrimination in their admission processes, scholarships that exclude on the basis of sex and campus spaces that are women-only. According to the Office for Civil Rights website, the Department of Education launched investigations in Yale in April 2018 and USC in January 2018. “Both complaints seek to abolish affirmative action for women in colleges, the University of Southern California and Yale University, in particular,” Pekgoz wrote in his guide. Pekgoz also published a “How To Abolish Affirmative Action For Women” guide online in an effort to demonstrate the ease of filing Title IX complaints. In his guide, Pekgoz wrote that any campus space, scholarship, award, training, event, conference or initiative that is available for only women may violate Title IX policies. Pekgoz also states that women’s studies programs might violate Title IX policy. “This [program] can be tricky,” Pekgoz wrote. “Does the program have no male faculty members? Does the program have no male students? Does the program have any scholarships which no male has ever received? If any question can be answered with a ‘yes,’ you should file a Title IX complaint.”Pekgoz wrote in his guide that, although affirmative action policy on the basis of race is protected by past Supreme Court rulings, similar policy on the basis of sex is not justified. According to CBS Local, the DoEd has also opened up an investigation into Tulane University after receiving similar complaints regarding male discrimination. The DoEd has yet to disclose any new information regarding the open investigations.“USC is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination and that encourages fair treatment of all students, faculty and staff, a value that is emphasized in university policies,” the University wrote in a statement to the Daily Trojan.last_img read more


Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6: Malignaggi vs. Lobov fight date, time, PPV price, live stream, full card

first_imgBKFC 6 betting oddsAccording to sportsbookreview.com (as of June 19), Paulie Malignaggi is a -260 favorite, which means you’d need to bet $260 to win $100. Artem Lobov is a +197 underdog, meaning if you were to bet $100, you would net $197.Paulie Malignaggi record, bioName: Paulie MalignaggiNationality: AmericanBorn: Nov. 23, 1980Height: 5-8Reach: 70″Total fights: 44Record: 36-8Artem Lobov record, bioName: Artem LobovNationality: RussianBorn: Aug. 11, 1986Height: 5-9Reach: 65″Total fights: 31Record: 13-15-1, one no-contest in MMA, 1-0 in BKFCBKFC 6 fight cardPaulie Malignaggi vs. Artem LobovChris Leben vs. Dakota CochraneReginald Barnett Jr vs. Johnny BedfordJoe Riggs vs. Walber BarrosJoey Beltran vs. Jamie CampbellTom Shoaff vs. Julian LaneAbdiel Velazquez vs. Travis ThompsonElvin Leon Brito vs. Jim Alers McGregor brought in Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KOs) to be one of his sparring partners to help him prepare for his first boxing match. Things appeared to be OK with the two until the former UFC two-division champion tweeted a photo of Malignaggi on the mat, trying to indicate he knocked down the current analyst for Showtime Boxing. Malignaggi called it a push and wanted the video released, but it never occurred.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearLobov entered Malignaggi’s mind after the latter left McGregor’s camp when the former did interviews stating McGregor got the better of the training sessions. The comments infuriated Malignaggi, and it came to a head in April during a media session in New York for Lobov’s BKFC debut against Jason Knight. Malignaggi and Lobov were doing a staredown when trash talk ensued, leading to the former pugilist slapping Lobov and the two having to be pulled apart.Five days after the incident, Lobov (13-15-1, one no-contest MMA, 1-0 BKFC) dominated Knight to win by unanimous decision in the main event of BKFC 5 to make the Malignaggi clash one step closer to reality.But Malignaggi and Lobov weren’t done. When they attended a press event in New York in May to formally introduce the fight, Malignaggi hit Lobov with a microphone and spit on him.”I’ve always been known as one of the toughest guys in boxing,” Malignaggi said in a press release. “Lobov is known as a punching bag with a loud mouth. If I had it my way, I’d knock him out in the last round. I want to pummel him from start to finish.”You have the recipe for either a back-and-forth battle or both guys being hesitant to do anything.MORE: The timeline of events that made Malignaggi vs. Lobov so toxic”I feel I have the upper hand in this fight,” Malignaggi said. “With age, it’s easier to get knocked out. He’s never hurt anybody in the ring, so it’s going to be a bad matchup for him. I see me stopping him. He doesn’t want it anymore. In order to be a fighter and really compete, you have to have the fire. His fire is long gone. My strategy is to come in there and shove my fist down his throat. It’s personal now with the way he’s been talking and acting. I’m going to put him away.”Who is going to be the one to back up his actions?Here is everything you need to know about Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6.When is Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6?Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 will take place Saturday, June 22. Pay-per-view coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET.Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov should enter the ring around 11:15 p.m. ET.How do I watch BKFC 6?The main card on pay-per-view can be purchased for $39.99. It can be seen on traditional pay-per-view or streamed through FITE TV or bareknuckle.tv.Where is BKFC 6?BKFC 6 will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla. The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returns Saturday with its most significant event to date, as former two-division boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi makes his bare-knuckle debut when he takes on UFC veteran Artem Lobov at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla.The animosity between Malignaggi and Lobov runs deep. Everything started in the summer of 2017 during the lead-up to the boxing match with Lobov’s training partner and close friend, Conor McGregor, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.last_img read more