Protesters call for Council action on mental health crisis

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Print Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health NewsCommunityHealthPoliticsVideoProtesters call for Council action on mental health crisisBy Alan Jacques – October 11, 2019 180 Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patients Linkedin Twitter Text for mental health supportcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook participants in the protest “Stand up for Mental Health” outside Limerick City and County Council offices on Merchant’s Quay. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHE ‘Stand Up For Mental Health’ campaign, which last month saw protesters enter the council chambers at City Hall to call for action in Limerick, is now planning another protest.Campaigners say they have no choice but to call another protest to highlight the lack of action being taken by the local authority to address the mental health crisis in Limerick. They are insisting that the local authority needs to provide adequate funding for mental health in their upcoming budget in November.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick has twice the national average rate of suicide and has the highest rate of adolescent self harm in the country. The lack of political will at national level means the responsibility now rests on our local Council to lead the way,” said Seónaidh Ní Shíomóin, one of the campaign activists.Continue reading below…“‘The Limerick Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021,’ states that it aims to promote conditions in local communities to support positive mental health. It’s high time the Council actually fulfilled this commitment and put their money where their mouths are.“One of the many vacant Council-owned buildings around the city should be immediately handed over to the suicide patrols, along with funding to set it up. We also need an out of hours on-call crisis counsellor, who could operate out of this same base.“Councillors have hundreds of thousands of Euro in discretionary spending through the General Municipal Allocation, so the poor mouth won’t wash with us. We demand the political will to put their fine words on mental health into action,” she declared.Antoinette Sheppard, who attended last month’s protest at City Hall, said that families of suicide victims and activists with the campaign were given a commitment by the Council chief executive, Dr Pat Daly, to discuss possible interventions which they think would alleviate the current crisis.“We requested this meeting and have since been met with a wall of silence. This shows a blatant disregard to those families who seek action and leadership from the Council. If they continue to ignore us, we will just shout louder. This crisis isn’t going away any time soon, and neither are we,” Antoinette commented.The Stand Up For Mental Health protest will begin at City Hall, Merchants Quay on Saturday, October 26 at 12.30pm. TAGSCommunityMental HealthNewspolitics Previous articleNews Roundup October 12, 2019Next articleTechnology summit pinnacle to Richard Harris Festival Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Emaillast_img read more

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Tickets Now on Sale to See Hamish Linklater & John Noble in Posterity

first_img Related Shows The new play explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten as Norway’s most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) prepares to commission a portrait of Henrik Ibsen (Noble). The playwright proves to be a hot-tempered, sitter, and the two wage war over his legacy. Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Posterity, starring Hamish Linklater and John Noble. The play, written and directed by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright, will begin performances on February 25 at the Linda Gross Theater. The Atlantic Theater production will open officially on March 15 and run through April 5. Posterity Show Closed This production ended its run on April 5, 2015 In addition to Linklater and Noble, the cast includes Dale Soules, Henry and Mickey Theis. View Commentslast_img read more

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Homicides Fall in Costa Rica for the First Time in Six Years

first_img Costa Rica recorded 474 homicides in 2011, 53 fewer than the previous year, representing the first decrease in the last six years, the judicial branch announced in a statement on May 31. According to the official report, the homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants went from 11.5 in 2010 to 10.3 in 2011. The judicial branch specified that this is the second time in the last ten years that a decline in the number of homicides has been recorded. “The first decrease in homicides took place in 2004, going from 300 to 280 deaths,” the statement emphasized. Among those dead as a result of homicide, 378 were Costa Rican nationals, 55 were from Nicaragua, and 14 from Colombia, among other nationalities, according to the report. The statistics indicate that San José, the capital, is the province with the highest number of recorded homicides, 171, followed by Limón, a Caribbean province heavily impacted by disputes among groups of drug traffickers, with 111 murders. Central America is considered the world’s most violent area, according to the UN, with a rate of more than 30 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, drastically elevated by the situation in the so-called Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador), where drug traffickers and gangs sow terror. By Dialogo June 04, 2012last_img read more

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NFL Week 14 Blitz Read: Saints clinch second straight NFC South title with win over Buccaneers

first_imgBrowns 26, Panthers 20Chiefs 27, Ravens 24, OTColts 24, Texans 21Dolphins 34, Patriots 33Giants 40, Redskins 16Saints 28, Buccaneers 14Packers 34, Falcons 20Jets 27, Bills 23Chargers 26, Bengals 2149ers 20, Broncos 14Cowboys 29, Eagles 23, OTRaiders 24, Steelers 21Lions 17, Cardinals 3Bears 15, Rams 6Monday’s gameSeahawks 21, Vikings 7 Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald makes NFL history, tabs most receptions on one team The Buccaneers had an early advantage at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay entered halftime with a 14-3 lead after holding New Orleans scoreless in the first quarter and putting together two quick touchdown drives. Then came Brees, who led the Saints on four straight scoring drives while New Orleans’ defense shut out Jameis Winston in the second half. Related News Packers QB Aaron Rodgers sets NFL record for most passes without an interceptioncenter_img Brees passed and ran his way into the end zone to help stop a Buccaneers team that won their last two games. He finished 24-of-31 passing for 201 yards and two total touchdowns.Drew Brees stretches out for his signature QB sneak on 4th and goal for the #Saints touchdown!#NOvsTB pic.twitter.com/Yo4pcUVRoJ— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 9, 2018The Saints defense also showed why it’s one of the best in the league. New Orleans held Winston to a 47-percent completion rate (18 of 38) with 213 yards and the two scores, as well as one interception. While Winston moved the team down the field, more times than not the offense was forced to punt. The Buccaneers only converted six of 14 third-down attempts. Injury reportBills running back LeSean McCoy was ruled out against the Jets after suffering a hamstring injury in the first quarter. Meanwhile, Jets rusher Isaiah Crowell went down with a foot injury and did not return.Redskins tight end Jordan Reed exited the game against the Giants after suffering a foot injury in the first quarter.Chiefs offensive guard Cameron Erving never returned to the field after he suffered a knee injury against the Ravens.Texans wide receiver DeAndre Carter exited with a concussion against the Colts.Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones and running back Corey Clement both sustained injuries and were listed as questionable to return against the Cowboys. Jones hurt his hamstring, and Clement left with a knee injury. Defensive end Josh Sweat was also questionable after suffering an ankle injury.Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained a rib injury and had to leave the game versus the Raiders. He was quickly evaluated in the locker room and was later able to return.Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah was ruled out against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury. Also, defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand suffered a knee injury and was not able to return and both wide receiver Bruce Ellington and safety Charles Washington left the game with hamstring injuries.By the numbersTom Brady set the NFL record for the most career touchdown passes in league history Sunday with his 2-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman in the second quarter against the Dolphins. He now stands at 580 career touchdown passes, including regular season and postseason, after tying Peyton Manning’s mark of 579 last week.Making (more) history.Touchdown pass no. 580 for the 🐐#NEvsMIA | #GoPats pic.twitter.com/A24cqI2IYU— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 9, 2018But, Brady’s efforts were halted by an impressive walk-off lateral. The Dolphins 69-yard touchdown on the final play is the longest play from scrimmage to win a game with no time remaining in the fourth quarter since the 1970 merger.The @MiamiDolphins game-winning 69-yard touchdown on the final play against New England is the longest play from scrimmage to win a game with no time remaining in the fourth quarter since the 1970 merger. pic.twitter.com/EGsZPzqz6P— NFL345 (@NFL345) December 9, 2018Julio Jones had a record day. The Falcons receiver became the first player in league history with 1,400 receiving yards in 5 straight seasons.🚨 Record Alert 🚨Julio Jones just became the first player in NFL history with 1,400 receiving yards in 5 straight seasons.Jones was tied with Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison who had 1,400 receiving yards from 1999-2002 (4 straight).#Falcons @AtlantaFalcons— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 9, 2018The Chiefs kicker didn’t have the performance he’s known for. Harrison Butker missed two field goals in the same game for the first time in his two-year career. Harrison Butker has missed two field goals in the same game for the first time in his career.He entered the game 19-20 on FG this season.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 9, 2018Amari Cooper helped the Cowboys overcome the Eagles in overtime, and his efforts set an NFL record. Cooper became the first player in league history with three, yes three, go-ahead receiving touchdowns in the fourth quarter or overtime of the same game.Amari Cooper is the 1st player in NFL history with 3 go-ahead receiving TD in the 4th-quarter/OT of the same game.Cooper is also the 3rd Cowboys player with 200 Rec yds and 3 Rec TD in a single game. He joins Michael Irvin (1992) and Frank Clarke (1962). pic.twitter.com/rc8ECY4279— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 10, 2018HighlightsBaker Mayfield got the Browns going right off the bat.WHAT. 😱Mayfield finds Perriman for 66 yards!#CARvsCLE pic.twitter.com/wQquZGgedo— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 9, 2018Saquon Barkley cannot be stopped — literally. [email protected] JUST WENT 78 YARDS 😱📺: FOX #GiantsPride pic.twitter.com/mLdeFwTr3T— NFL (@NFL) December 9, 2018Patrick Mahomes doesn’t even have to make eye contact with his targets anymore.Patrick Mahomes’ no-look pass. He’s just different pic.twitter.com/oZxehCHXbg— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 9, 2018Remember that walk-off lateral? Here it is. The Dolphins used this play to inch ahead of the visiting Patriots.IT’S A MIAMI MIRACLE! 😱😱😱 #FinsUp#NEvsMIA pic.twitter.com/qvzsiI9a5g— NFL (@NFL) December 9, 2018JuJu Smith-Schuster somehow made this catch to help put the Steelers over the [email protected]… ARE YOU KIDDING!?That’s six.📺: FOX #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/XwS3AsygwQ— NFL (@NFL) December 9, 2018The Steelers just can’t seem to get it done in Oakland. The last time Pittsburgh won in Raiders territory was 1995 and that skid continued when the Steelers’ last chance quite literally slipped away.The @Raiders get the WIN. Wow. #PITvsOAK pic.twitter.com/ayIbTJC4dC— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2018The Cowboys are enjoying the addition of Cooper. The team is 5-1 since the two-time Pro Bowl receiver joined the roster. The most recent win was with this impressive catch in overtime.AMARI COOPER FOR THE WIN. pic.twitter.com/oo6CC5I58T— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2018QuotablesQuarterback Mark Sanchez was benched in favor of Josh Johnson in the fourth quarter with the Redskins down 40-0 to the Giants. They went on to lose 40-16 with Sanchez throwing two interceptions on 6-of-14 passing. After the game, Sanchez said it wasn’t a lack of effort that lost the NFC East showdown: “I was proud of the way guys fought and hung in there even when things started to turn. You get a tipped interception on really what could have been potentially a breakout play. … Things kind of snowballed from there.”The “Miami Miracle” wasn’t supposed to happen according to quarterback Ryan Tannehill: “The play kind of got messed up. I saw Kenyan (Drake) there, I said (to Parker), ‘pitch it! pitch it!’ He pitches it, Kenyan came back inside. … Then I saw him and (Rob Gronkowski) about 10 yards away. I said ‘Gronk’s on the field? We got this!’ So, yeah, it was pretty amazing. I was following behind and I actually just turned around and collapsed just with the emotion of the whole thing.”Week 14 NFL scoresThursday’s gameTitans 30, Jaguars 9Sunday’s games Quarterback Drew Brees engineered a come-from-behind victory Sunday to help the Saints clinch their second consecutive NFC South title.But, it didn’t come easy. last_img read more

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Drip Espresso Bar Celebrates One Year

first_imgFacebook49Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Drip Espresso BarSummer has begun and here at Drip Espresso Bar we are quickly approaching our one year anniversary. Make sure to join us on Wednesday, June 29 for our one year anniversary party. We will be celebrating with free coffee samples, pastries, prizes and more.We could not have done it without our amazing, supportive customers.  It has been such an honor to meet and learn about our community through quick coffee breaks. Our staff enjoys coming to work because of the relationships they have with our customers. Just a quick minute or two getting to know about each other’s day, that’s what we are here for.Drip Espresso celebrates their 1-year anniversary serving hand-crafted coffee in downtown Olympia.Our house made syrups have been a real hit! Our most popular is the honey vanilla syrup. It is simply that. No added sugar. Just honey and our house-made vanilla bean extract simmered to perfection. And, also on our menu, is the house-made vanilla bean syrup. Each season we provide a special, uniquely flavored beverage. This summer we are showcasing a “S’more Mocha”, which is a delicious as it sounds. Our most unique drink to date is perfect for the spice lover and called, “Fire in the Hole!” It is made with a cayenne infused, honey cinnamon syrup.Our baker Callie Robello has spent a lot of energy creating delicious, fresh pastries for our customers (and us too!). Her dedication to developing seasonal treats has been remarkable and continues to impress. Seasonal, hand-made pastries are a signature at Drip Espresso like these Spooners Strawberry Gallettes.If you haven’t had a chance to try one of our fresh pastries, perhaps trying one for 50% off would do the trick? Every Friday from 2-5pm it’s happy hour and ALL of our pastries are half off! Make sure to come snag one after your long work week and start the weekend right.You can’t leave out our amazing staff who show up at the crack of dawn every morning with smiles and greetings for all our customers.  They are the cornerstone of Drip’s success.  Here’s what some of our customers say about them:“I love the atmosphere the baristas create.  It is a fun place to hang out, chat and get a great cup of coffee.” –Sue“Every morning I look forward to my visit at Drip.” –John H.  “I always leave with a smile and a caramel latte.” –-Nathan R.Drip invites you to join them on June 29 to celebrate.A special thanks to our partners at Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters. Their quality coffees, teas and sincere customer service have made this first year fun, educational and smooth.Drip Espresso Bar is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

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