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Limerick schools have scooters at the ready

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Scoot to schoolAndrew [email protected] you scooting to school?This Monday saw the start of national scoot to school week which will come to a highlight with “Scoot on Wednesday” where children are encouraged (where possible) to go green and scoot to school.The weeklong celebration of scooting on the school run is now in its second year as Green-Schools started the worldwide first of its kind event in 2015.Schools who are working towards their Green Flag for Travel or have already been awarded the flag will be hosting colourful scooting events and encouraging children to scoot to school throughout the week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Share your Lmerick scooting pics with us of your school is participating.Increasingly popular, scooting is a great way to make the journey to school active, sustainable, and fun. Scooting to school is on the rise among students in Ireland and in 2014 Green-Schools launched their first national event to mark this: National S.O.W Day (Scoot on Wednesday/Weekdays) which grew to a weeklong event in 2015.The highlight of National Scoot to School Week is National S.O.W. Day, which this year takes place on Wednesday, March 9. Over the past two years over 10,000 students have scooted to school on National S.O.W. Day.Green-Schools Travel Officers will work directly with schools this week to promote scooting and offer scooting skills workshops from Monday to Friday.This year selected schools have also had fully-funded scooter parking installed by Green-Schools.Announcing the week, Green-Schools Travel Manager Jane Hackett said:“We began Scoot to School Week to answer the growth in students arriving at school every morning by scooter. Scooting has since become an unstoppable force for students and to reflect this we’ve also installed scooter parking in selected schools this year. It’s not just for children by the way – with the advent of adult scooters adults can join them on the school run, and continue on to their workplace, too!”Visit www.greenschoolsireland.org for more, including scooting tips and resources.To date, over 1700 primary and secondary schools countrywide have taken part or are taking part in the Green-Schools Travel programme, implementing sustainable travel action plans in their schools.Since 2008, 1,284 schools have been awarded the Green Flag for Travel, representing successful completion of the travel theme of the Green-Schools programme.The ultimate aim of the Green-Schools Travel programme is to encourage students, parents and teachers to walk, cycle, scoot, Park ‘n’ Stride, use public transport or car pool instead of using the private car on the school run. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp NewsLimerick schools have scooters at the readyBy Staff Reporter – March 7, 2016 2379 Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleLimerick’s winners on Winning StreakNext articleSoccer: Russell hoping opening night win is just the start for Limerick FC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSlimerickschoolsscoot on Wednesdayscoot to school Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

Register to vote deadline this Monday

first_imgStatewide—As a reminder, Monday, May 4 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 2nd primary. What you need to register:Have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State Identification Card.Be a citizen of the United States.Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general, municipal, or special election. (A 17-year-old may register and vote in the primary election if the voter turns 18 on or before the next general or municipal election.)Have lived in your precinct for at least 30 DAYS before the next general, municipal, or special election.Not currently imprisoned after being convicted of a crime. Registered voters who wish to vote through the mail may request an absentee ballot by filling out a form that can be found by clicking here and returning it to their local election board by mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. The application must be completed and received by the county election board or the Indiana Election Division by May 21.After an application has been received, the voter will be mailed a primary election ballot.The voter must then complete the ballot and return it to the county election board by noon local time on Election Day, June 2.last_img read more

A running program and lower-body workouts contribute to Sondre Norheim’s breakout season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 24, 2018 at 11:03 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez After Syracuse’s 3-0 win against Ohio State on Oct. 8, SU head coach Ian McIntyre worried about his team’s fitness. SU had just won its third-straight game in seven days, its best stretch of the season, yet McIntyre noticed tired legs in the second half. McIntyre grew a little concerned when he analyzed Sondre Norheim, his “barometer” of team stamina.Coaches have called Norheim a “cheetah.” McIntyre refers to him as Forrest Gump, because he can’t seem to stop running. Norheim, though, lagged behind the run of play against the Buckeyes, and that couldn’t happen again. After a day off, Norheim went to the Cage, a gym for athletes in Manley Field House. He cleared his personalized regimen of squats, lateral lunges and other leg lifts. And then he headed to a team practice. “I always try to push my body as much as possible as long as it doesn’t disturb my performance,” Norheim said. Norheim, a 6-foot-4 defender, has been described by teammates as a “consummate professional.” His consistency — he’s been a starter for all but one of SU’s matches in the last two years — and production are contributing factors as to why No. 20 Syracuse (7-5-3, 1-4-2 Atlantic Coast) is sixth in the NCAA’s rating percentage index. In 2018, the defender is second on the team with five goals. In 2017, he attempted three shots. Since Oct. 16, he scored three times. A center back last year, Norheim shifted to right back for the 2018 season. He will be a big factor in the Orange’s season-finale against Boston College on Friday, Oct. 26. The matchup against the Eagles represents a chance for SU to pull itself out of the bowels of the ACC before the conference tournament begins next Wednesday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If you ask anyone, it’s very difficult for Sondre to improve his fitness. He’s a machine,” McIntyre said. “… If he’s tired, it’s not a reflection of weakness in his game, it’s more a, ‘Wow, we must be working hard and that’s a lot of soccer.’” Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorNorheim works out his lower body two times a week, he said. He compliments that with a running program which he and Corey Parker, a member of SU’s strength and conditioning team, developed. Adding to his leg workouts, Norheim completes a third training session, stretches, and then practices game-specific ball drills. When he got to Syracuse a year ago, Norheim embraced the athletic training facilities, like the leg press machine. They were a step up from the equipment he used back home in Bryne, Norway. “I think I’ve had a (dedication) to lifting for a long time before Syracuse,” Norheim said. “I’ll always try to contribute individual workouts on top of team workouts.” In Norway, Norheim played one game a week, allowing more time for workouts. He committed himself to at least eight hours of sleep a night since he was five years old. On the field, he had five to six practices a week, Norheim said, usually at about 5 p.m. This established the mornings as Norheim’s designated gym time. When he returned home this summer, he joined the same adult league he was a part of in high school. The experience once matured Norheim, but now he found himself faster than other players. High-intensity ACC matchups had prepared Norheim. He processed the game quicker. Unchallenged defensively, Norheim added an old dimension to his game: attacking. Norheim was predominantly a right-back in his teenage years before he grew into his 180-plus pound, 6-foot-4 frame. “I got the height and build to fit at center back,” Norheim said. “Sometimes the team didn’t have enough center backs to play this game, and I may have to step in.” But on Aug. 24, before SU’s season-opener against Oregon State, McIntyre approached Norheim and said he’d start the year at right back. OSU had a talented left forward that excelled at one-on-one playmaking. Norheim’s speed, hopefully, would be a counter. It was, and SU won 2-1. After the game, McIntyre, who earlier this season said the goal is to get as many players forward as possible, realized that Norheim added a layer to an offense that relied on speedy forwards. SU’s offense is predicated on playmakers in the midfield — Jonathan Hagman, Hugo Delhommelle and Massimo Ferrin — launching the ball upfield to forwards Tajon Buchanan and Ryan Raposo. Norheim said he recognizes the flow of the game, and as the defense clamps down on the dribbler, he shoots his hand up and sprints down the right sideline, providing an outlet. From there, Norheim can sky crosses into the box, or pass it off and work his way into the penalty box for a header. “(Norheim)’s really fast and can run forever,” Hagman said. “He’s been showing a lot of soccer quality as well, but there are points he really stands out and has been fantastic.”Against St. Bonaventure on Oct. 16, Norheim bookended the 7-0 rout with two goals. The first came off a corner kick, which was earned by Norheim pressing higher and forcing a defender to mishit the ball. On the receiving end of a Delhommelle service, Norheim knocked the ball past the post. The second score came with five seconds left, SU’s only last-second goal this season. A scrum near the Bonnies’ net allowed Norheim to blast one home. Norheim entered the season with offensive potential, and just ahead of the postseason, he’s actualized it. “If you’re doing those runs up and down the field,” Norheim said, “you want to get something out of it.” Commentslast_img read more