More than 1,300 people to take part in Limerick International Band…

first_img TAGSLimerick International Band ChampionshipMayor Stephen KearyShelia DeeganSt Patrick’s Day WhatsApp Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleKeep Limerick clean by volunteering for TLC4!Next articleLimerick Learning Festival returns with an international flavour Staff Reporter Actor Dominic West leads the Love for Limerick on St. Patrick’s Day Tune in to take part in the 2021 Limerick St Patrick’s Festival! Twitter St. Patrick’s Day in Lebanon Our social media statistics are hitting the high notes center_img Facebook NewsMore than 1,300 people to take part in Limerick International Band ChampionshipBy Staff Reporter – March 7, 2018 1321 Advertisement Limerick Post Show | St Patrick’s Day Lone Piper Linkedin Print HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and UL Hospitals Group urges public to avoid household visits and social gatherings for St Patrick’s Day Members of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA pictured at the Limerick International Band Championship 2013.Picture:Brian Gavin More than 1,300 participants in 21 bands are to take part in the 48th annual Limerick International Band Championship as part of this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Festival.The streets of Limerick will be filled with the spectacular sights of the marching bands from across Ireland, Europe and America on Sunday 18 March for the 48th running of the Limerick International Band Championship.The competition will start from O’Connell Street’s junction with Hartstonge Street at 12 noon, march down Limerick’s premier route, passed the reviewing stand before ending with a free concert for the public in Arthur’s Quay Park where the championship winners will be announced.Bands from the United States, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Limerick and across the rest of Ireland will compete in the championship for the overall Kenneally Jewellers Perpetual Trophy.Among the visiting bands include the 196-strong Jackson High School ‘Purple Army’ Marching Band from Ohio, the Lakeville South High School Marching Cougars from Minnesota with 160 people marching, and the 167-strong Vestavia Hills High School Band from Alabama.The long tradition of marching bands from Limerick continues to be represented by Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band, who will be the first band to march, St Mary’s Prize Band, CBS Pipe Band, Newcastle West & District Pipe Band, City of Limerick Pipe Band and Boherbuoy Brass & Reed Band and many more!There are 11 bands from Ireland (or which six are from Limerick), seven bands from the United States and one each from Northern Ireland, England and Germany.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Stephen Keary said: “It is such an amazing spectacle to watch the bands marching down O’Connell Street every year in the Band Championship. It is truly a unique event.”Bands will be allowed to perform at the reviewing stand for three minutes and will be judged by an international panel of judges consisting of Dr Stan Michalski, Norman Rogerson, Dr Andrea Strauss, Evelyn Grant and Niall Carroll.Sheila Deegan, Cultural and Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “It’s fantastic that the marching band tradition is alive and well in Limerick. Even on the coldest day the spectacular arrangements of music promise to warm the heart.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winners will be announced at Arthur’s Quay Park following the marching. There are awards in several different categories.More local news here.last_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018 Day 12: Jinson Johnson, women’s 4×400 metre relay team win GOLD for India

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a golden day for India as Jinson Johnson and women’s grabbed gold medals, while PU Chitra won a bronze in women’s 1500 metre in the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday. Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours ahead of Iran’s Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62sec, his season’s best effort.In women’s 4×400 metre relay, the Indian women’s quartet of Hima Das, MR Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3-minute and 28.72 seconds to claim the gold. India’s 4x400m men’s relay team also bagged silver in Asian Games.Meanwhile, in hockey, Malaysia knocked the defending champions India out of the Asian Games gold medal contention and denied a direct entry a direct entry into the 2020 Olympics by defeating them in the semi-finals.ALSO READ: Eng vs Ind 4th Test Preview: Virat Kohli and co eye series equaliserEarlier on day 11 of the Asian games, India bagged four medals to take their medal tally to 54 as Arpinder Singh, Swapna Barman won golds while Dutee Chand continued to impress with another silver medal in the Asiad.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018 Day 12: Full day schedule, IST timingsAsian Games 2018 LIVE Updates:# Silver for India: 4x400m men’s relay team wins a silver in the Asian Games 2018.# Another GOLD: India’s women’s 4x400m relay team wins gold for fifth time on trot.# GOLD: India’s Jinson Johnson wins gold medal in men’s 1500 meters finals.# Bronze: Palakeezhil Unnikrishnan Chitra wins a bronze medal in 1500 m.# Disappointment for India: ‘Golden’ hopes crashed as Men’s hockey team lose to Malaysia in semi-final# HOCKEY: Indian Men’s team is facing Malaysia in semifinals. Score after the end of the first quarter: India 0-0 Malaysia# TABLE TENNIS: Sharath Kamal defeats Muhammad Asim Qureshi by 4-0 in the men’s round of 32.# KURASH: Divesh crashes out from the round of 16 after losing against Uzbekistan’s Yakhyo Imamov by 10-0# KURASH: Danish Sharma advances to quarter-finals after defeating Palestine’s Mohanad Abueida 10-0# SQUASH: Indian women’s team go down by 1-2 to Hong Kong in women’s pool B team event# VOLLEYBALL: India loses to Myanmar by 21-25, 25-18, 25-27, 25-18, 13-15 in the classification round.# KURASH: Jyoti Tokas loses out of women’s 78kg kurash to Turkmenistan’s Mariya Lohova by 0-10.# KURASH: Jyoti Tokas defeats Thailand’s Prawanwit Meesri by 1-0# KURASH: Danish Sharma defeats Indonesia’s Muhammad Dhifa Alfais by3-0.# SQUASH: India trail 0-1 to Hong Kong in the women’s team Pool B match # TABLE TENNIS: Mouma Das loses to Chen Szuyu 6-11 5-11 and 6-11 in women’s singles event# EQUESTRIAN: Zahan Kevic Setalvad is in 30th place while Kaevaan Kevic Setalvad is placed 36th# CYCLING: Manjit Singh finishes 16th in Temo Race in men’s Omnium event.# JUDO: Garima Choudhary gets eliminated after losing 0-10 to Gulnoza Matniyazova of Uzbekistan# JUDO: Harshdeep Singh gets eliminated by Korea’s Lee Seungsu in men’s 81 kg elimination round of 16 match# CYCLING: Aleena Reji knocked out by Wai Sze Lee at the pre-quarterfinal of women’s sprint.# CYCLING: Chaoma Devi ends last in women’s 3,000m pursuit medal rounds.# CANOE: Naocha Singh Laitonjam and Ching Ching Sing Arambam finish last in men’s 1000m Double finals.# JUDO: Harshdeep Singh beats Sri Lanka’s Rajith Pushpa Kumara to qualify for men’s 81kg Round of 16.# CYCLING: Deborah Herold and Aleena Reji qualify for women’s sprint quarter-finals.# CYCLING: Manjit Singh finishes 16th in Men’s Omnium Scratch race.# CYCLING: Men’s Omnium Scratch Race with India’s Manjeet Singh begins# KAYAK: India end last in men’s 500m four (K4) final. # CANOE: Inaocha Devi and Anjali Bashishth finish eighth in women’s 500m double (C2) final For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Study finds social media accounts worsen health

first_imgAccording to the study, which was published last month, fake social media account bots are responsible for promoting e-cigarette usage as healthy despite evidence that proves otherwise. Photo courtesy of Jon-Patrick Allen.A USC-led study found that automated social media accounts have been found to promote falsehoods that may be detrimental to public health, according to USC News.The study, published last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance, was spearheaded by Jon-Patrick Allem from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Emilio Ferrara and Sree Uppu from USC Information Science Institute and Nancy Cruz and Jennifer Unger from the Department of Preventive Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine.The team’s research focused on tweets and posts about e-cigarettes.  It found that in comparison to real, human users, social bots, or unmanned accounts that generate automated messages, advocate specific ideas or promote products using artificial intelligence collected on the web. They were almost two times more likely to discuss the idea of electronic cigarettes as a method of quitting traditional smoking, a claim unsupported by research.The study analyzed Twitter accounts, through hash tags related to e-cigarettes. To differentiate between human users and fake accounts, the researchers looked at technical components such as metadata, Twitter activity, follow count and level of human emotion within posts. They analyzed about 2.2 million Twitter posts from December 2016 to April 2017, according to USC News. “This idea that fake accounts are perpetuating this unproven idea [about e-cigarettes] is potentially problematic to health at the population level because [of] … these individual narratives,” Allem said. “If you look at our research in the past, we talk about this kind of organic advocacy, which is in essence these individual stories that resonate with the public about the kind of call to action on health.”According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, people between the age of 18 and 24 are more likely to use e-cigarettes than adults.Jourdyn Lao, a sophomore studying health promotion and disease prevention studies, attributes these claims to the common practice of using e-cigarettes and its general perception as being “cool” among youth. “I think that e-cigarettes also aren’t being regulated very well by the FDA and no one really knows what’s in the chemicals being vaporized,” Lao said.According to USC News, funding came from the federal government, National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. As a general research aim, Allem said he uses data from online social systems to gain insight into improving population level health with a large emphasis on tobacco usage and behavior.“I think the overall point is that fake account social bots have been shown to manipulate individuals in the political arena [and] in the political context,” Allem said. “Ours is one of the first studies to show social bots promoting such big health ideas in the health domain. Ultimately, I think the next step would be to find out who is behind the automated accounts.”last_img read more