Home News Farming WATCH: Well-known Laois physio shows farmers how to avoid injury in new… NewsFarming Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 9th April 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Community Pinterest WhatsApp Community Council Facebook TAGSAlison HolmesMacra na Feirme New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alison Holmes puts Jamie Corcoran through his paces Alison Holmes is something of a legend in these parts as it is simply hard to comprehend all of the different things she does in her life.Currently a lecturer in University of Limerick, as well as having a physiotherapy practice in Mountmellick, she has also taken the big step of setting up a dairy enterprise with her dad.At the moment Alison is the team physio for the Laois senior hurling team, having previously been the physio for Kilkenny.And this week, she also appeared in a video on the Macra na Feirme Facebook page called Fit to Farm: Ankles and Calves.Here, she has teamed up with the organisation to launch a campaign aimed at promoting health awareness among young farmers.She linked up recently with Jamie Corcoran, a dairy farmer from Rathdowney and also chairman of the local Macra Club, to produce a series of videos explaining exercises using farm equipment.Alison explains in the first video that you “can do these easily and simply in the yard to keep you happy and fit and healthy”. In the first video she goes through an exercise to help strengthen your ankles – using a drum of Virolac Disinfectant.Macra na Feirme said on their Facebook page: “Farming is an active occupation but it’s also one that can cause significant wear and tear on your body over time.“For the month of April, Macra will be encouraging farmers to get or stay fit to farm with a series of short videos showing how you can reduce the risk of injury to yourself and help keep your body in good shape.”Macra National President James Healy said: “For many farmers this winter was one of the most stressful they have had, as worries over fodder shortages continued throughout.“The hope that usually comes with spring has unfortunately not materialised and I can only urge all farmers to take as much care of themselves as they do of their animals.”SEE ALSO – Family ‘over the moon’ as O’Reilly takes major step forward in recovery Facebook Previous articleAthy traders come together for novel late opening event this ThursdayNext articleAll this week’s Laois GAA fixtures Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WATCH: Well-known Laois physio shows farmers how to avoid injury in new video Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year
Twitter Previous articleGareth Harkin departs Finn HarpsNext article22 Covid-19 related deaths reported in the North News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A former Garda Inspector in Donegal has described the Road Traffic Act as a ‘basket case’. There has been on-going concern surrounding a loophole in the law whereby if someone who is disqualified does not present their licence in court then it’s not recorded.It’s estimated that almost 90% of disqualified drivers do not surrender their licence.Former Inspector Michael Harrison believes significant problems remain with how drunk drivers are dealt with through the courts system.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/harrison1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 12, 2021 WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Former Garda Inspector describes Road Traffic Act as ‘basket case’ Google+ Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook
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Ocean Yield currently has two newbuilding PCTC vessels, with 8,500 ceu capacity, under construction at China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry. The vessels are part of a series of six vessels, with Höegh ordering four and Ocean Yield two.Upon delivery, the vessels will be chartered out to Höegh on 12-year bareboat charters.Ocean Yield has agreed to sell its two vessels to Höegh and acquire two newbuilding sister vessels with earlier delivery dates from Höegh. The vessels are expected to be delivered in February and May 2016, following a delay in the original newbuilding schedule.New charter agreements have been entered into between Ocean Yield and Höegh for these vessels for periods of 12 years. The sale and purchase of vessels will generate a positive cash effect of USD15.6 million for Ocean Yield in 2016, said the company.Ocean Yield has also agreed with Höegh that the charter rates for the two newbuilding 8,500 ceu vessels and the two 6,500 ceu vessels – Höegh Jacksonville and Höegh Jeddah – will be changed from a fixed interest rate basis to floating interest rate basis. Hoegh Jeddah. www.oceanyield.nowww.hoeghautoliners.com