18,443 Asthmatics in Limerick urged to take precautions during the Beast…

first_imgWater levels continue to rise on River Shannon WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleMACE retailers from Limerick at Charleville meetingNext article​The Queen of the Circus to lead this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Met Éireann issues Status Orange weather warning for Limerick NewsHealth18,443 Asthmatics in Limerick urged to take precautions during the Beast from the EastBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 4897 As the Beast from the East approaches The Asthma Society of Ireland is asking people affected by asthma to be conscious of the seasonal triggers that might worsen their asthma throughout the cold period.With 470,000 people affected, Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide. Approximately one person a week dies as a result of asthma, yet 90% of these deaths are preventable.Kevin Kelly, Advocacy and Communications Manager at the Asthma Society of Ireland commentedSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Fluctuating weather conditions, common colds, viral infections and flu can cause symptoms of asthma and can bring on an asthma attack, so it is important to use a reliever inhaler before going out on cold windy days and to wrap a scarf around your face to reduce the affect of the cold air.”For more information, visit www.asthma.ieMore about health here. Email Storm Jorge brings Orange Weather Warning this weekend Linkedincenter_img TAGSAsthma Society of Irelandbeast from the eastKevin Kellyweather RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick Twitter Facebook Sunshine expected this weekend with temperatures of 20 degrees Dense fog around Limerick until midday Printlast_img read more

75 inmates escape Paraguay prison

first_imgASUNCION – At least 75 inmates,including members of Brazil’s most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayanprison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officialswere believed to have been aware of, the government said. The director of the penitentiary inthe city of Pedro Juan Caballero, near the Brazilian border, was fired alongwith six other prison officials, Paraguayan Justice Minister Cecilia Perezsaid. The escaped prisoners included gangmembers from First Capital Command, Brazil’s most powerful and sophisticatedorganized crime group, according to the government.(Reuters)center_img Clothes remain in a tunnel entrance where at least 75 inmates escaped on Sunday at Pedro Juan Caballero city jail in Paraguay. AP/MARCIANO CANDIAlast_img read more

FIFA to Appoint Samoura to Help Resolve Crisis in CAF

first_imgFootball’s world governing body and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are considering appointing FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura as a ‘High Commissioner for Africa’ in light of recent governance issues on the continent.If the proposal is approved, Samoura would take charge for at least six months from 1 August.African football’s ruling body has been in the spotlight recently, with CAF President Ahmad questioned by French authorities earlier this month as “part of a probe into corruption, breach of trust and forgery”. Ahmad was interviewed about the mysterious involvement of a French company, Tactical Steel, in the negotiating of a lucrative new sportswear contract ahead of the African Nations finals.The deal was among a number of complaints reported to the FIFA’s Ethics Committee by the then CAF General Secretary Amr Fahmy. Days later he was sacked by Ahmad.Other issues concerned alleged sexual harassment of staff, overspending on new cars and selective ‘personal allowance’ payments to a number of African FA presidents.The 59-year-old who is also being investigated by FIFA’s Ethics Committee, was released without charge following the talks in Paris and has dismissed all allegations against him as “false”.Other recent issues include the decision to replay CAF’s flagship club match after this month’s African Champions League final between Esperance of Egypt and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco was marred by a boycott following the failure of the VAR system.There was also controversy with regard to rescheduling the 2019, 2021 and 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finals.“The rule of the temporary FIFA High Commissioner for Africa would be to conduct a root and brand (sic) review of governance of the confederation, oversee operational management of the organisation and recommend where needed a series of reform efforts,” a leaked memo stated.“The FIFA High Commissioner for Africa would act under the supervision of both the CAF President and FIFA President (Gianni Infantino).”The Senegalese would have to delegate some of her FIFA duties if she takes charge, said a source with knowledge of the process.CAF’s Executive Committee met yesterday in Egypt, which will host this year’s Africa Cup of Nations between 21 June and 19 July.BBC Sport Africa understands that any decision would have to be rubber-stamped when the CAF Congress meets in Cairo on 18 July, the eve of the 2019 Nations Cup final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fatma Samoura last_img read more