World cup hero for sports conference

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWorld cup hero for sports conferenceBy admin – November 2, 2010 685 Preparation the key for Mid West Sports ConferenceTHOMOND Park will play host to a World Cup hero, an All Ireland winning hurling manager and a global fitness expert as part of the ever popular and hugely successful Get BACk Challenge Sports Conference. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A number of the country’s leading sports coaches and experts will participate in a major sports conference to be hosted in Thomond Park Stadium.Tipperary’s All Ireland Hurling winning manager Liam Sheedy will be joined by Packie Bonner, FAI Technical Director and leading strength and conditioning coach Mike McGurn. The fourth Annual Get BACk Challenge Sports and Coaching Conference will be held on Wednesday November 24 at 7.30pm.The theme of this year’s event is “Preparation, for Performance, Individuals and Teams”.The Get BACk Challenge Conference is organised in association with the Mid West Local Sports Partnerships and proceeds will be donated to provide sports opportunities for socially disadvantaged children.  In the first three years of the event over 1400 coaches, parents and athletes have attended what is the largest event of its kind in Munster. Admission to the event is by pre booked ticket only. Bookings can be made through the Thomond Park box office on 061-421111 or online at www.thomondpark.ie.  Tickets are on sale at €20 each or clubs can avail of the special club offer of six tickets for a €100.Registration starts at 7pm with the first speaker presenting at 7.30pm sharp.  Last year’s event was a complete sell out so early booking is advisable. Print Email Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleNew head for LCGANext articlePienaar to attend Dublin Guinness Area 22 adminlast_img read more

RCP calls for an obesity taskforce

first_imgRCP calls for an obesity taskforceOn 1 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The UK will end up with major health problems in the future if it does nottackle the growing problem of obesity, doctors have warned. The study, Storing Up Problems: the medical case for a slimmer nation, bythe Royal College of Physicians (RCP), has called for a comprehensive nationalstrategy to reduce obesity, with action being taken at national, local,community and individual level. With more than half the UK population either overweight or obese, the reportestimated that at least one-third of adults, one-fifth of boys and one-third ofgirls would be obese by 2020. Heart disease, stroke, joint problems and the type 2 diabetes are directeffects of obesity and being overweight, it added, costing the NHS at least£500m a year, and £2bn to the wider economy, according to the National AuditOffice. The report recommended the establishment of a Cabinet-level,cross-Governmental taskforce, the mounting of a public education campaign, newstandards of food labelling, more health promotion initiatives, better trainingfor doctors and nurses in managing obesity and more research into the factorsbehind the issue. The report comes as figures from the Government show that more than half the1.5 million people claiming incapacity benefit in the UK are overweight. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

DSWV frustrated by sportsbook licensing suspension

first_imgShare 85% pause activity as esports tops the betting bill in Germany April 29, 2020 Share Related Articles The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has expressed its frustration after receiving confirmation that the Darmstadt Administrative Court had suspended the nationwide sports betting permit procedure until further notice.The decision came after an Austrian betting operator claimed that the licensing procedure was not transparent and non-discriminatory.Commenting on the news, DSWV President Mathias Dahms said: “The decision of the court is a big blow to our members. Even though we were promised concessions by the legislator back in 2012, an early approval, which should have been made possible by the State Treaty on Gaming, which has been in effect since the beginning of the year, is now once again in the stars.“It is particularly annoying that there could have been permits for a long time. The Gambling College has not been able to reach an agreement for weeks, even though decisions that were ready for decision were on the table. This body of 16 officials from the state ministries is responsible for the final release of the permits.”The situation, which has been described as ‘avoidable’ by Dahms, is unsatisfactory for all those involved.He continued: “Sports betting providers in Germany are once again denied access to a regulated market and thus legal certainty. The applicants have once again invested a lot of effort and energy into the process and prepared for the regulated market.“I also feel sorry for the employees in the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and the Darmstadt Regional Council, who have been very committed in the past few months to finally make the approval process a success. We hope that the authorities can continue to issue permits quickly.” Submit DSWV – German online restrictions will not stand up to channelisation demands February 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Bayern Munich executive Jörg Wacker criticises Interstate Treaty’s ‘false protections’ February 17, 2020last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane: I am ready for Madrid job

first_imgZinedine Zidane claims he would take the job of Real Madrid coach should Carlo Ancelotti vacate the role this summer.Ancelotti’s future at the club has been questioned in recent weeks following some disappointing performances since the turn of the year, while the Real Madrid Castilla coach has added more fuel to the rumours by insisting he could be the man to step into the Italian’s shoes should he depart the Santiago Bernabeu.“If the role of coach at Real Madrid was offered to me I would certainly agree to it,” Zidane told Canal Plus.“However, there is a coach there right now who is doing a very good job. I am part of the club’s structure and still learning.“Am I ready for the job? You are never ready, but even if you’re not you still have to say yes. When I was a player I didn’t build my career over two years because things happen gradually. It’s the same in coaching.“I’ve learned a lot from Carlo Ancelotti and he knows how highly I regard him. He’s the perfect coach for Real Madrid, despite what people are saying.” Zidane was assistant to Ancelotti when the team won last season’s Champions League and was also part of Jose Mourinho’s set-up during his time at the club.“What I learned from Mourinho is that he never gives up. It’s surprising the way in which he handles things but he’s right because he’s harsh but fair. He does everything for his players.“With Carlo it’s different. He’s cool with the players and shows more patience. But he also knows that at times you need to be strict,” added the Frenchman.–last_img read more