Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the veteran broadcaster and much loved Limerick man Terry Wogan who has died at the age of 77 following his battle with cancer.Born in Limerick in August 1938, Sir Michael Terrence Wogan began his career at RTÉ as a radio presenter before taking to the screen in entertainment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Wogan moved to the UK in 1966 after The BBC approached the Limerick man in what was to be the start of a distinguished career.‘Wake Up to Wogan’ on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 had eight million regular listeners, making him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.An tUachtarán Michael D Higgins declared that he had learned with sadness of the death of ” one of the great figures of broadcasting,” noting Terry Wogan’s distinguished contribution to television and in particular to the medium of radio.“People in Ireland will remember his early career in Irish broadcasting, ”President Higgins added, recalling how his move to Britain saw his voice become “the most often quoted, favourite radio voices.”His rise to the top of radio listenership in the United Kingdom was, An tUachtarán declared, “a great tribute to his breadth of knowledge and in particular his unique, very personal sense of humour.”“It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan,”Taoiseach Enda Kenny declared, noting that the veteran broadcaster’s sense of humour and wit were `unparalleled.‘“He graced the top of his broadcasting profession for decades as a reassuring voice on the BBC. As an Irishman, Terry Wogan occupied a special place in British listeners’ hearts and he acted in no small way as a bridge between Ireland and Britain.”The Taoiseach signalled the “entertaining, and often unforgiving, commentary of the Eurovision Song Contest (which) provided viewers here and in Britain with endless entertainment.” Mr Kenny declared that “our deepest condolences go to his family at this time.”Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Camerin said “I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and wit always made me smile.” Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedTerry Wogan NewsBreaking newsTerry Wogan dies after battle with cancerBy Staff Reporter – January 31, 2016 762 Print Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleOpinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’Next articleExit: Creative Limerick’s property scheme for the arts Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Beat the heat

first_imgCoaches often recommend sports drinks during intense exercise and sweating, but Wilburn warns that the calories in these drinks can add up. With proper care and hydration, heat illness can be prevented, she said, but there should be an emergency plan ready if someone gets overheated. “Exercising in a relative humidity of 35 percent and an air temperature of 95 F can cause heat illness in both children and adults,” Wilburn said. “The addition of helmets and padding or carrying an instrument will increase the amount of perspiration and result in greater fluid loss.” “If a child looks sick, take him or her off the field immediately and monitor them closely while they rest and drink fluids,” Wilburn said. “Kids with moderate heat exhaustion will look fine 15 minutes after they drink and cool down, but they’re still dehydrated.” Children who get overheated should take the day off and be watched closely when they return to practice. By Allie ByrdUniversity of Georgia August is time for football practice, band camp and other outdoor activities. Summertime heat is still high. Children can easily suffer from dehydration, heat exhaustion or worse during this time. To beat the heat, they need plenty of water and breaks. “Children are more susceptible to heat illness when active during hot weather because they actually absorb more heat from their environment,” says Debbie Wilburn, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Hall County. “Kids get so much hotter than adults, but many times they don’t realize it because they’re playing and having fun and aren’t paying attention to temperature,” Wilburn said. “Even though coaches are offering breaks and drinks, they need to observe them to make sure they’re sitting down where it’s cool, and that they’re actually drinking enough fluid.” center_img Thirst is not a good indication of dehydration. A person can lose up to 1.5 liters of water from sweat and perspiration before feeling dehydrated, she said. It is important for kids to drink water before activity, at regular intervals throughout it and follow up with additional liquids afterwards. Research shows that two-thirds of children are dehydrated before they even begin playing. (Allie Byrd is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Communications.) Parents and coaches need to be aware of the heat index, which is a combination of temperature and humidity. To prevent dehydration, children should take frequent rest breaks. Fluid-replacement beverages should be readily available, too. Using individual containers is a good way to monitor fluid intake. Coaches and parents also need to know the physical condition of the children. If they appear to be getting too hot, they need to stop. last_img read more