NewsHealthVideoWrong inhaler techniqueBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2019 2049 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TWO out of three of Limerick’s 18,443 people with asthma may be unknowingly aggravating their condition simply by not using their inhalers correctly. This was the warning from the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) this week as they launched an ‘Inhaler Technique’ awareness campaign to encourage people with asthma to ensure that they are using their inhaler device correctly. “More than one person dies every week in Ireland from asthma and 90 per cent of these deaths are preventable. It is estimated that over half of people with asthma in Ireland are not consistently using their device correctly,” Asthma Society chief executive Sarah O’Connor said. For more videos on inhaler techniques visit asthma.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous article2 arrested in relation to burglary at a Grove Island apartmentNext articleClune to pursue Shannon Airport subsidy issue Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Email Print Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
13 Braemer Cres, Castle Hill.From time to time a home comes on the market that is so special that it attracts attention from all corners – such as the breathtaking “stilt home” on Castle Hill that hit the market a few years ago.Or this stone “castle” in the outer Brisbane suburb of Mt Crosby. There are positives and negatives to owning a unique property like this. Mount Crosby castle near Brisbane.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The most obvious challenge, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, is how do you price something that is truly unique? An agent will usually use a range of market indicators, including recent comparative sales in the area. But if there have been no similar sized castles sold, how can you put a price on it?Certainly part of the formula comes down to costs – how much did it cost to erect? Then look at the area and its desirability, accessibility, amenity, proximity to schools, retail and transport hubs, and so on. Then look at the property and assess the level of desirability in the market – in this instance, how many people would find living in a castle desirable? Sometimes the answer could surprise you!If you’re thinking of buying a unique property, such as a replica castle, something to be aware of is the potentially higher costs for repairs and renovations. For example, repairing a drawbridge is possibly more costly than repairing a traditional front door. And how do you find a glazier to replace these unusually shaped windows?If you’re thinking of buying your very own novelty home, there are some great benefits. For example, your home is completely unlike any other, so when friends pop over prepare yourself for the squeals of delight when they walk over the drawbridge!When marketing the property, its unique features will attract interest far and wide. After all, how often does a castle come onto the market? The Mt Crosby castle attracted media interest from TV news, as well as local and metro print articles.This means potential buyers around the country saw it on the news – a likely audience of millions of people, all for free! What a great marketing advantage!At the end of the day, when unique properties such as these come on to the market it comes down to gut feel – if you love it, it’s worth it.
The USC men’s tennis team suffered its second defeat of the season Friday in a thrilling match against visiting rival UCLA. Friday was the second matchup in five days between the two teams, who met the previous Sunday in the semifinal round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s team indoor championships. The Trojans won their match last Sunday, but the Bruins evened the season series at one apiece with a close win on Friday.There was plenty of excitement surrounding the match, the rivalry between the schools notwithstanding; USC and UCLA are ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the nation, respectively, and both schools have renowned tennis programs. The atmosphere at Marks Stadium carried a fervent intensity from the beginning, as evidenced by the large multitudes of spectators from both schools cheering on their respective squads. Many supporters stood in the walkways and stairs at one point, as the seats were filled to capacity.The drama of the matches didn’t disappoint, as things got contentious right from the start with the doubles point. With the teams tied 1-1, junior Emilio Gomez and sophomore Eric Johnson fought back from being down 4-1 in their set to force a tiebreak at 8-8. After a hard-fought set, Gomez and Johnson would eventually concede the tiebreak, and subsequently the doubles point, to the UCLA tandem of senior Alex Brigham and sophomore Dennis Mkrtchian.Most of Friday’s singles play served as a continuation from Sunday’s matches; UCLA rolled out a slightly different order from their meeting on Sunday and pitted Mkrtchian against USC freshman Max de Vroome and junior Clay Thompson against sophomore Yannick Hanfmann, to mixed results. Hanfmann started slow out of the gate and dropped the first set but came back to dominate Thompson 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.Such success was not the case for de Vroome, who began his match by cruising to a 6-2 first set but faltered in the second and third set en route to his second defeat at the No. 5 position this season, 6-2, 4-6, 4-6. The true freshman, who relied on his screaming forehand winners and powerful serves to overwhelm his opponent, employed sound tactics in the first set forcing Mkrtchian to his backhand and kept the Bruin sophomore on his heels. Midway through the second set, however, unforced errors from de Vroome allowed Mkrtchian back into the match.“I gave him [Mkrtchian] a chance to get in the match and he is good enough to understand when he has to step up, so he did that very well,” de Vroome said. “He began to hit the balls more with his backhand and, unfortunately, it took me too long to get back in my own game. I don’t think he changed a whole lot, [though] I made it difficult for myself.”De Vroome’s teammate and captain junior Ray Sarmiento fared better, securing his rematch against UCLA sophomore Dennis Novikov in a workmanlike straight-sets victory, 6-4, 6-3. Sarmiento neutralized Novikov’s powerful forehands and high-velocity serves with expertly employed slice shots and some dazzling, ankle-breaking footwork. Sarmiento’s court-coverage allowed him to take control of points as he punished the less-mobile Novikov and forced the Bruin to his backhand.“It wasn’t the greatest tennis, but you have to find ways to win,” Sarmiento said. “[Novikov] likes pace, so the strategy against him is to mix it up a lot and utilize all my shots. The slice worked well, and I looked to get him moving.”In their previous meeting at the ITA Indoor Championships, USC defeated UCLA by a hair’s breadth, clinching the final deciding match in a tiebreak. For the first three and a half hours on Friday, it appeared that history would repeat itself as USC saw itself tied 3-3 with only the match at the No. 2 position between junior Emilio Gomez and Bruin sophomore Marcos Giron remaining.Gomez began the match strong, clinching the first set, 6-4. He looked to be en route to a well-fought victory up 4-3 in the second set, when Giron called an out for a Gomez lob at a crucial point in the game. The controversial call was missed by the line judge and the momentum seemed to shift in Giron’s favor thereupon. Giron mixed up his approach, employing deep ground strokes and surgically precise drop shots, which ultimately wore Gomez down in the final set as he clinched the victory and the overall match, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3). Gomez and Giron have played twice this season and now split their matches at one apiece.USC coach Peter Smith expressed displeasure with his team’s overall performance.“Bad execution out there, bad tactics. In the end, [UCLA] seized the opportunity and we didn’t,” Smith said. “We have to be experienced enough to take the momentum. Things happen, mistakes are made, calls are made. You have to just keep going [but] we didn’t do a very good job.”Coming mere moments after suffering such a tough loss to crosstown rivals, Smith, echoing the sentiments of his team, put it best.“That’s life. You have to learn from it and get better, and we certainly have a lot to learn.”For more photos visit our gallery here.
Hopes of Michael Essien making a much awaited return to the senior national team, the Black Stars as the 2014 World Cup qualifiers get underway next month has received a severe jolt as the Real Madrid midfielder is not keen on returning to the team any time soon.According to a close source to the on-loan Chelsea star, Essien is not particularly happy with the kind of treatment meted out to some of the senior players of the Black Stars some of whom were treated shabbily the Ghanaian football authorities as they entered the twilight of their careers.He privately concedes that officialdom are only interested in taking all the glory when things are running smooth, but quick to ignore the players whose toil led to national glories.A case in point is Stephen Appiah who recently conceded that he doesn’t recollect the last time he had even a phone call from the Ghanaian football authorities, let alone being invited for the just-ended AFCON tournament.Again Essien believes he won’t be in a position to warm the bench when he comes for national assignments to be ‘humiliated’ like other senior players and so prefers to enjoy his relatively peace at Madrid where he has gradually warmed his way into the scheme of things at the Los blancos.Again he knows he’s getting to the latter stages of his career so he is being cautious of returning to the national team fold where he suffered most of his career threatening injuries. With the pitches in Africa nothing good to write home about, Essien believes a new injury to his fragile knee will effectively mean an end to his career so the idea of him returning to the team for now is almost non-existent.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant has received a one-of-a-kind retirement gift from rapper Snoop Dogg: a Los Angeles Lakers-themed convertible.Bryant retired from the Lakers in April after 20 seasons in L.A. He posted a picture on Twitter of him and Snoop standing by the purple and gold car Wednesday.Snoop Dogg put up some shots of the car on Instagram. Its hood features pictures of Bryant alongside other Lakers greats like Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the biggest picture is one of Snoop himself in a Lakers jersey.The rapper is a well-known Lakers fanatic. He once showed off his personal Lakers-themed basketball court during a tour of his home on “MTV Cribs.”