Advertisement Email 2. What do you hope to achieve if elected?I hope to:• facilitate the formulation of a suicide prevention strategy specifically for Limerick• give carers, people with disabilities and their families a voice at the council table• include all voices in the conversation about our in-effective transport infrastructure• get a better, more visual Garda presence on our streets• sort out the ‘dog dirt’ issue, which has become a scourge• encourage sustainable living• insist on more openness, transparency, and accountability in local government.3. The best reason for someone to give you their vote?I HAVE a solid record in service to the public, nationally and locally. I am very experienced politically and I won’t give up until the job is done.We deserve strong representation on the council and if you want real change, vote Eleanor McSherry No. 1 or your next highest preference. #Caring4Others1st Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience 1. Tell us about your background?I HAVE lived most of my life in Limerick North, currently in Ashbrook, along with my family, extended family and friends in the vicinity. I was educated locally in Salesians’ schools and then Mary Immaculate College.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I work part-time with University College Cork (Limerick Centre), also Limerick and Clare E.T.B. and Hibernia College Dublin.I have spent the last 14 years as a political campaigner for the rights of special needs families, people with disabilities and the arts/cultural community. I co-founded the Special Needs Parents Association and the Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (L.A.C.E.). I volunteer with Dóchas: Mid West Autism Support. My son has Autism.I’ve contributed to the National Suicide Strategy Reachout 2005–2014, Limerick’s Cultural Strategy 2016-2030 and its Tourism Strategy 2019-2023. I also work on a research team for the National Disability Authority with the University of Limerick. WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Print TAGSLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Elections 2019politicssponsoredvideo Facebook Previous articleClaim that directly elected mayor could turn Limerick into ‘another Venezuela’Next articleSponsored: Election profile: Azad Talukder, Fianna Fáil Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsPoliticsLifestyleSponsored ContentVideoSponsored: Election profile – Eleanor McSherry, Fine GaelBy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2019 399 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic EU can’t force government to make changes to truck tax – Harkin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Google+ Google+ The EU can’t do much to help reduce the high road tax costs that Irish hauliers have been protesting against.That’s according to the Midlands Northwest MEP Marian Harkin who was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.Ms Harkin says that Ireland, like the UK, has full control of its tax systems and the EU has no powers to force them to change those tax laws….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/harkintrucktax.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleConcern at the lack of resources for child welfare services in DonegalNext articleMan arrested after suspected double murder in Carndonagh News Highland By News Highland – October 23, 2014 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remember Sailor Billy Summers by Gail Riecken It was years ago that a Republican friend introduced me to “Sailor Billy Summers” in the story relayed by Lucius Quintus Cinncinatus Lamar as told in JFK’s book, Profiles in Courage.Lamar was a Senator from the state of Mississippi in postwar Civil War. After casting a very unpopular vote, he held rallies across his district where he worked to persuade his constituents to let him keep his seat. His vote, although many then and now would question the position he took, was for the good of the country, he said. Here is a very brief version of the “courage” story Lamar insisted to be the truth….During the Confederate War the Captain of a blockade runner, when leaving the dock in Savannah Harbor, sent his trusted boatsman Sailor Billy Summers to the topmast to look for enemy ships. The boatsman Summers yelled out that he saw ten ships far away.Did I mention the ship was loaded with military and civilian officials? Well, after consulting with each other, these men said they knew where the Yankee fleet was and it was not in the Harbor. But the Captain, who said he knew the officials know more about military affairs, said he trusted his boatsman. He was high up, had a powerful glass and could see far in the distance.As the story goes, the officials were saved because that Captain trusted the one person who could see the big picture, far off in the distance. Lamar relayed that as a US Senator he was better to judge what is in the best interests of his constituents. As I said, many disagreed with his vote and would today, but his constituents admired his courage and conviction.John Krull in his September 14th article about courage in politicians speaks to what he says is a lack of courage in some Hoosier politicians, one senator from southwestern Indiana, in particular. I won’t comment on Krull’s strong statements about this senator, only to say Krull is very critical that this senator would not participate in the Courier and Press’ public debate. The reason: Krull reports the newspaper had published letters that had “hurt his [the senator’s] feelings”.What I will comment is that I am overjoyed at the courage of this senator’s very talented opponent.Edie Hardcastle, the Democrat, has shown she is committed, determined and smart. She will drive the majority party in the State Senate to justify every vote. And, I believe she will always have Sailor Billy Summers’ “powerful glass” in mind. What is good for her constituents and good for the State will be what Edie Hardcastle will honor. And, when her vote is unpopular, she will not shy away from explaining her position and hold rallies around her district, Lamar style.FOOTNOTE: This letter was posted by the City-County Observer without bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Gavel GamutBy Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.com♪ WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? ♪When a non-English speaking person appears in an Indiana courtroom the judge can call the Indiana Supreme Court hotline and get access to a certified translator. But what can we do when the words spoken by others do not fit into one of the world’s 6,500 languages?When one watches mothers with babies it is obvious the babies feel the unquestioned love. However, as we age meanings get fuzzier. Mothers might urge general cautions to young children then threaten unspecified mayhem to teenagers.Grandmothers may impart gentle lessons on useful crafts while grandfathers might impress grandchildren with stories that could be true.As to fathers, many children are left to decipher what is meant by a grunt or a pointed index finger.In elementary school we get direct teachings on such important life lessons as where and how to line up our things and how not to bother the things of others.In junior high school teachers help us to face the unwelcome realization we are not as cute as we thought. And in high school it slowly begins to sink in that not only are we not cute, but we might even be required to do some work. However, it is in college where we are made to understand that what we say is usually not treasured by others.Should you have been sentenced to participate in athletics at any level, your coaches most likely considered shouted invective a proper means of communication. And if you ever went through basic training in the military you are probably still laboring under a cloud of expletive ladened non-explanations for completing completely worthless tasks.Those of you who, as was I, were reared in some religion may have often been mystified by lessons rolled into parables or analogies. Of course, that was more comfortable than the threats of eternal damnation.In contemporary life we may find it difficult to communicate with other groups. For example, older people may hear gibberish spoken by the young and simply write them off as spoiled. On the other hand, the young may simply write the old off as old.When politicians speak it is often to portray their opponents as liars or corrupt while the news media makes no effort to analyze any complicated issue. To take guidance from either of these groups is to proceed without a safety net.I am not sure what advertisers want me to buy. It used to be some normal person would sing a little ditty such as, “You deserve a break today”, and I would pull into McDonald’s. Now when I watch TV I have no clue what I am supposed to waste my money on.Movies are no longer, “Your best entertainment”. When Dirty Harry said, “Go ahead, make my day”, I got it. However, when the hero or heroine of a movie is a machine run amok, I might as well have saved the twenty bucks it cost for a Coke and popcorn.But now that you have struggled to almost the end of these examples of non-communication, the ultimate human foreign language must be mentioned, Female Speak. I ask you, why can’t wives simply say what they mean? What occurred in the Garden of Eden to render asunder understanding between the sexes? One example is all I have space left for.You may have noticed it is spring. Well, so has Peg. And when spring arrives at JPeg Ranch communication between Peg and me exits as the hummingbirds and onion sets appear.I ask you, Gentle Reader, is it a felony to lie on the couch on Saturday morning? When Peg mumbles under her breath, “The garden looks like it needs tilling”, how am I supposed to gain from that she wants me to immediately drop my coffee and attack the unoffending soil?How about, “Jim, would you please till the garden?” I would have got that; a daylong period of icy silence would have been unnecessary.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Jesse Aron Green ’02 is the first Harvard alumnus to have an exhibition at the new Harvard Art Museums. His project “Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik” uses a 19th-century manual for the instruction of calisthenics as a way to investigate the changing nature of masculinity, psychology, and aesthetics.The centerpiece of the exhibition is a video installation in which 16 male performers complete a full set of the 45 movements laid out in the manual, written by German doctor Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber. A single camera captures these “medicalized indoor gymnastics” with an uninterrupted circular tracking shot. The other works in the exhibition — which include photographs, prints, and sculpture — connect the serial nature of the exercises to the sculpture of modern and contemporary artists such Sol LeWitt and Félix González-Torres.Individual components of Green’s “Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik” have been shown at the Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, among other museums. But the Harvard Art Museums have acquired all the components, making this exhibition the first time the work is presented in its entirety.“Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik” will be on view through Aug. 9. Exhibit curator John Hulsey will deliver lectures on July 30 and Aug. 6 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Harvard Art Museums. The lectures are limited to 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis with a paid admission.A former Quincy House resident and a Needham native, Green spoke with the Art Museums about his Harvard education and the inspiration for his work. Q: Tell me about your experience at Harvard — were you involved with art as an undergraduate?GREEN: Most of what I did at Harvard revolved around making art in one form or another. I studied film, video, and studio art in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, directed theater with the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, performed in the Modern Dance Company, served as an officer of the Signet Society, occasionally made drawings for the Lampoon, and took part in a number of projects sponsored by the Office for the Arts.My academic focus was on film and video, but I found that my interests didn’t fit within the normal modes of fiction or documentary. I was drawn to making videos that utilized multiple screens or that might be installed in a theatrical environment. I was concurrently drawn to subject matter that took on big historical and political questions. I identify as a queer person and my family is Jewish, so I found that I made work about people who have been subjected to oppression, prejudice, or violence.However, it’s only now that I’m able to talk clearly about all of this. At the time, I wasn’t the strongest student. I had a lot of trouble outside my concentration. For example, I took Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s class on feminism and history, but I didn’t do too well, despite my love for the material. Making art was the foothold I needed to invest personally in, and think independently about, how individuals find a place for themselves within a larger culture that might be hostile to their presence.Q: What did you do after graduating?GREEN: I attended UCLA, where I received my M.F.A. in an interdisciplinary program within the Department of Art. The program focused as much on the making of art as on the histories and theories of visual culture, feminism, psychoanalysis, and the philosophy of aesthetics.While Harvard taught me how to think, UCLA gave me a specific language for examining my fields of interest. Now, eight years later, I can see the common thread between my graduate and undergraduate education: I’ve always wanted to work like a historian, but by making images and objects, not necessarily by writing or pursuing a career in academia.Q: How did you arrive at the subject of “Ärztliche Zimmergynastik”?GREEN: Most of the work I make is the solution to a problem I’ve given myself. “Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik” was my solution to the problem of graduate school.When I made “Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik” as my master’s thesis in 2008, I was particularly interested in the political dimension of artwork from the late 1960s and early 1970s, especially minimalism. At the same time, I was reading about the advent of psychoanalysis and its relationship to the Holocaust. I came across “My Own Private Germany,” by historian Eric Santner, who mentions the exercise manual written by Dr. Schreber. Schreber’s son, Daniel Paul Schreber, suffered from schizophrenia and was known for his book “Memoirs of My Nervous Illness,” later analyzed by Freud. Santner describes the younger Schreber as suffering from a “crisis of investiture” — the result of a sense of powerlessness, both as someone who was abused as a child and as someone who identified with the marginal position of women and Jews. I was fascinated by this idea: that Schreber’s insanity was perhaps an ethical response to the power structures and politics of his time.After reading Santner’s book, I marched over to the library and found two copies of Dr. Schreber’s text, one in German and a reprint in English. Both versions had these hilarious diagrams of a man in formal dress — waistcoat and tie! — exercising with a long wooden stick.So, in a way, I arrived at “Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik” by burrowing into books.Q: Did you have an “aha” moment while looking at the exercise manual? GREEN: As soon as I opened the book, I could see the video in my mind — the deep space of the sound stage punctuated by a grid of low platforms, the group of men exercising with an uncanny sense of rigor, and the camera circulating around them with mechanized purposefulness, all in a subtle wash of white, brown, and gray. I had already been playing with a lot of similar ideas in my studio, but they all seemed to come together as I was standing there in the library.Q: How does it feel to know your work has been added to the Harvard Art Museums collections? GREEN: It’s humbling beyond any measure. I’ve lived in the area my entire life. As a Harvard alumnus and Boston native, it’s gratifying to know that my work has found a home here, too.Jesse Aron Green ’02 shares further insights into his work in part two of this interview, which can be found on the Harvard Art Museums Index Magazine website
<a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-v5ZPRPI4I” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/6-v5ZPRPI4I/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> “In class, we wave hands like clouds,” agreed Seidenberg, a former Cape Cod resident. “And after class, we walk on clouds.”While Tai chi may offer senior practitioners inner peace, scientists also value it for its fundamental, physical benefits. In addition to improving balance, flexibility, and mental agility, it also reduces falls, the largest preventable cause of death and injury among older adults. One way to help the aging have long and vital lives, researchers say, is to help protect them from injuries or worse.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three older adults falls dangerously each year. In 2014, about 27,000 older adults died from falls, more than 2.8 million were treated in emergency rooms, and 800,000 were hospitalized. Falls are the leading cause of death among adults over 65, and the death rate from them has soared in the past decade.Over more than 30 years, researchers at the Institute for Aging Research have been studying what causes these falls among the elderly, and how to prevent them. The institute was started at Hebrew SeniorLife 50 years ago to take advantage of the proximity to senior residents living nearby, said Lew Lipsitz, institute director and chief academic officer.Graphic by Judy Blomquist/Harvard StaffHebrew SeniorLife, a senior health care and housing organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS), serves 3,000 seniors in nine residential communities throughout Boston. One of a kind, the Harvard affiliate is the only long-term chronic care teaching hospital in the United States. The resulting access by researchers to seniors and their everyday lives provides a major boost to the real-time value of their research.“Researchers really enjoy working here,” said Lipsitz, who is also chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and professor of medicine at HMS, “because in fact it is an environment where researchers can identify the problems they want to study and apply studies to solve those problems.”When Lipsitz began working at the institute in 1980 as one of the first Harvard fellows in geriatric medicine, he noticed that many residents fell frequently. His area of research was born.Lipsitz directs the institute’s Center for Translational Research in Mobility and Falls. The center has led a number of groundbreaking studies on reducing the risk of falls among older adults, ranging from the benefits of Tai chi, to the role of high blood pressure in falls, to the use of electrical stimulation to the brain to aid executive functions, to the benefit of vitamin D to increase bone density.Many of these studies over time were funded by the National Institute on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the National Institutes of Health.Lipsitz calls tai chi one of the most “exciting” interventions because it benefits both balance and mobility. It aids the muscular system, coordination, equilibrium, and the brain. In 2010, researchers at the institute ran a 12-week intervention, in which seniors practiced Tai chi twice a week. At the end of the trial, the investigators compared balance and mobility of those who did Tai chi to seniors who just sat in on the classes. “And lo and behold, Tai chi not only their improved gait and balance but improved their overall functional ability,” said Lipsitz. “If we could put Tai chi in a pill, everybody would take it. But unfortunately you actually have to practice it to have an effect.”A study by Lipsitz, Brad Manor, and other researchers concluded that Tai chi training “may be a safe and effective therapy to help improve physical function.” The Arthritis Foundation now recommends Tai chi because it reduces stress and arthritis pain. (A study led by Fuzhong Li of the Oregon Research Institute, which examined results of a Tai chi program offered in 36 senior centers in 4 Oregon counties between 2012 and 2016, showed a 49 percent reduction in the number of falls and improved physical performance.)It’s a simple fact that balance — the ability to maintain the body’s center of mass, located in the chest area, over the base of support or the feet — declines with age. Maintaining and bolstering it requires more than strong bones and firm muscles.“Social stimulation is an important part of our health, and this tends to decrease with aging. The social aspect of Tai chi becomes incredibly powerful, which helps with the enjoyment.”— Brad Manor“It’s not just a physical task; it’s also a mental task,” said Manor, director of the institute’s mobility and brain function lab, and an HMS assistant professor of medicine.“We have to use our memory for the information that tells us how to perform the task of walking,” said Manor, “and we have to make decisions to slow down if there’s an icy road or the lighting is poor. So we need to use our attention, memory, and decision-making, which are all cognitive functions. It’s a very complex system that involves processes that take place in the brain.”Because Tai chi requires attention, memory, and learning components to master its physical movements, its benefits go beyond improving mobility and reducing falls, the researchers say. It increases cognitive and mental functions and mindfulness. It also promotes social interaction because Tai chi is often practiced in a group setting.“Social stimulation is an important part of our health, and this tends to decrease with aging,” said Manor. “The social aspect of Tai chi becomes incredibly powerful, which helps with the enjoyment. People really like it. It doesn’t really matter if you have a new intervention that may be more effective if people don’t enjoy doing it.”In his lab, Manor studies the links between brain function and balance and falls. As part of his research, he monitors movements of participants while they walk and perform other mentally aware tasks such as counting backwards by threes, in what he calls a “dual-task assessment.” Often, falls among older adults happen when they’re walking while performing other tasks, because they get distracted and lose their balance.“Walking is a cognitive task, and if we’re doing another cognitive task, like talking, one of the tasks will be diminished,” said Manor. “We’re studying how dual tasking interferes with losing balance. In one of the studies, we were able to demonstrate that people who did Tai chi improved their ability to walk and perform an additional cognitive task.”Balance also depends on the ability to have feeling in the feet, which decreases as people age. Scientists at the institute partnered with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard to develop a vibratory shoe insole, a device that sends tiny signals to people’s feet, which a study led by Lipsitz showed improved gait and balance. “It’s not available to the public,” Lipsitz said, “but this is a promising area of research.”Institute scientists are also studying the effects of electrical stimulation to the brain region that control mobility, balance, and dual tasking. “It’s like taking a small battery and applying it to your forehead,” said Lipsitz. “Someday, I’ll be sitting at the desk feeling tired, perhaps after a meal, and all I’d have to do is attach a ‘battery’ to my forehead to get a boost.”Even as research continues, falls remain a major, rising worry. In 2015, the financial toll from falls among older adults amounted to $31 billion, and the costs are expected to increase as life expectancy grows. In 2014, the population of U.S. seniors was 46 million, and by 2030 more than 20 percent of the country’s population is projected to be 65 and older. Beyond the financial costs, falls can dramatically undercut seniors’ lives in ways ranging to dependence, depression, isolation, and loneliness.As for Rogovin and Seidenberg, neither has fallen since she began practicing Tai chi, three and two years ago, respectively. Both live an active life at Orchard Cove. While they also practice yoga and meditation, they rave about how Tai chi has enriched their lives.“It keeps me mindful of what I’m doing,” said Rogovin, who taught students with learning disabilities in Newton and Brookline for 30 years. “It relaxes me and helps my thinking.”Seidenberg agreed. She especially cherishes the positive effects on her mental wellbeing. Tai chi not only helps her cope with the stress of dealing with her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease, but it makes her feel better.“When I come out, I feel at peace with myself and the world,” she said. “Somehow when we age, we become less coordinated and a bit more clumsy, but I feel more graceful.” Fourth in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging.The morning light is pouring into the senior living community in Canton, where six residents are performing an exquisite choreography of sweeping, lyrical movements, emulating their Tai chi instructor.“Wave hands like clouds,” urges Kerry Paulhus, leading them in the classic low-impact and slow-motion exercises of the ancient Chinese martial art. With relaxing music playing in the background, the students shift their weight from one leg to the other, turn their waists, and rotate their arms as if they indeed were clouds.When class ended, Elaine Seidenberg and Fran Rogovin, both 84 and close friends for four years, were glowing.“Tai chi calms me down and has lowered my blood pressure,” said Rogovin at Orchard Cove, a facility that is part of Hebrew SeniorLife. “It’s just amazing what Tai chi has done for me.”
Jim Tucker, a 1975 graduate of USC’s School of Architecture in 1975, was one of 13 people injured in the Arizona shooting last month. He spent one week in the University Medical Center, just north of the main campus of the University of Arizona.Bullet fragments ricocheted into his collarbone, cracking the C2 vertebrae in his neck and other small bullet fragments lodged between his shoulder blades. Another bullet entered the inside of his calf and exited below his knee. He described the experience in a phone interview with the Daily Trojan.Daily Trojan: Why were you attending Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ ‘Congress on Your Corner’ event?Jim Tucker: I wanted to meet Giffords, I hadn’t met her before and I wanted to thank her for her work. Just earlier that week she had authored a bill for representatives to take five percent pay cuts. That’s admirable to me because that’s leadership by example to be able to do that. It wasn’t very popular with some of her colleagues, but it was a gutsy move. Plus, I just wanted to meet her, she’s my representative and I was just exercising my right as a citizen.DT: What were you doing right before you were injured?Tucker: Giffords was talking to my wife and standing between us. I was waiting my turn and being like a good husband, not interrupting their conversation. I was just waiting until she turned to talk to me. I was looking down at the ground and all of a sudden I heard the gun shot, and by the second shot I was lying on the concrete slab. I certainly felt the bullet that hit my right collarbone, but not the one that hit my right leg. When I was lying there I couldn’t even move, I was stunned, but when I looked at my wife and saw she wasn’t hurt, I laid my head back and said: Thank you, Lord. This could’ve been a whole lot worse. Things could have obviously been worse for me as well. I could be paralyzed or dead so I just feel like truly a blessed man.DT: How is your wife handling everything?Tucker: The tears come totally unexpected when we get something in the mail or somebody comes to the door. Some Girl Scouts went door-to-door selling and giving the proceeds to the family of Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old who died in the shooting. A neighbor told them I had also been shot and so they came to our house and said, ‘We know your husband was injured and we just wanted to give you a box of each of the Girl Scout cookies we sell.’ As soon as my wife closed the door, the tears came. So the emotions are close to the surface right now. I try to do as many things for myself as possible so I don’t become a burden on her.DT: How is your recovery going?Tucker: It’s going well. I’m doing some physical therapy and that’s helping. In one sense it makes things hurt, but you just do it because otherwise things aren’t going to heal as quickly if you don’t. So I just suck it up and do it. Like this week, I can bend my right elbow. I can’t swing it out away from my body because that involves muscles higher up in the arm and those are still waking up. It’s gone from a more generalized pain to a more localized pain that’s a little bit more intense. I’m finding that my shoulder blade is sore because that’s what took the brunt of my pain in the fall to the concrete. It does mean the nerves are starting to work again, though. I have a doctor’s appointment on the 14th to get my stitches removed, and the 17th I will get the bullet fragments removed.DT: What are your recovery goals?Tucker: In a nutshell, a 100 percent recovery. I’d like to return to work in about four weeks. My arm doesn’t have to be 100 percent back to normal, but if I get what I feel is a substantial use of my arm and movement, I think the doctors will probably release me to go back to work. It’s a mental and emotional recovery — I have to take it day by day. There are some days where you’re laying in bed and want sympathy but those are coming farther and fewer in between. There are some days where you wake up and want to maintain a normal routine.DT: How has the Tucson community responded to your accident?Tucker: It’s been unbelievable. I’m getting cards and letters from people I don’t even know. Just the thoughtfulness particularly here in Tucson and with our church. Even e-mails from people around the country and around the world. To sum it up in one word, overwhelming doesn’t even begin to cut it, but it’s the closest thing I can say to describe it. When there’s a problem like this, regardless of political beliefs, everybody comes together.DT: Has this event changed your outlook on life?Tucker: It’s more solidified how I look at life. I’m a Christian, and I don’t believe that things happen by accident, there’s a purpose for it. I don’t necessarily have to understand the why at the moment, but my faith has been a real anchor for over 50 years for me.DT: What are your feelings toward the shooter?Tucker: Not harsh feelings, I think more than anything I feel very sad for the way that he chose to act and I feel very sad for his family who have to live with the stigma for what their son has done. As far as the shooter himself, I don’t believe that anyone is beyond the reach of a gracious and loving God. Granted he’s going to have to pay for the consequences of his actions, but I still think there can be forgiveness from God if he so seeks it. The only time I feel frustration is when I’m doing something like buttoning a button on my shirt that used to be second nature, but now isn’t. I’d be less than honest to say there aren’t moments when there isn’t a little bit of anger, but it’s more frustration.DT: What does USC mean to you?Tucker: I think it was a time to really crystallize how I looked at things and particularly with architecture, it really helped me to sharpen my synthesizing skills. Although I was a commuter student and couldn’t stay in the dorms or the Greek Row, I think USC is there to educate the whole person. I learned that it’s not just to get an education and have a productive career, but also that giving is a part of life as well. I have a lot of fond memories from being a student there.
4. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) – 58.1 miles 10 2. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) – 59.8 miles 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – 55.7 miles 8. Mark Noble (West Ham) – 55.9 miles 5. Gareth Barry (Everton) – 57.1 miles 10. Eric Dier (Tottenham) – 55.4 miles 7. Darren Fletcher (West Brom) – 56.1 miles 10 3. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) – 59.3 miles Jurgen Klopp loves a hard working player and will be wanting his players to put the miles in for him at Liverpool.Thankfully Opta has revealed the Premier League stars who have covered the most ground through the opening eight games of the season, and one of his men features.Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all have players too and they are unlikely to be the ones you thought.To find out who is top of the pile, click the yellow arrow above, right. 10 6. Etienne Capoue (Watford) – 56.5 miles 1. James Milner (Liverpool) – 62.1 miles