Dail hears concerns over Donegal cuts to youths with mental health issues

first_imgNews Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has today condemned cuts to children’s and adolescents’ mental health services following cuts to the provision of travelling to provide the services.The issue was raised by the Deputy in the Dail.It was revealed yesterday that child and adolescent mental health services in the HSE West have been stopped travelling out to meet vulnerable young people.The only clinics active will be in Donegal town and Letterkenny, outreach services in Dungloe, Killybegs, Buncrana, Ballybofey are in effect no longer operational.Deputy Pringle says the move is leaving those that depend on the support of the service at real risk if they cannot access it:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/pring1CUTS.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Twitter Pinterest Previous articleCounty Council is not bankrupt – Director of FinanceNext articleBusy summer for RNLI lifeboats in Donegal News Highland Facebook Dail hears concerns over Donegal cuts to youths with mental health issues Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – September 19, 2012 Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Arnold defends Glazers’ tenure

first_img MUST’s press release said not investing may be considered an “ownership crime” by fans, but “far worse than that they have actually extracted colossal sums from Manchester United”. However Arnold defended the owners when those comments were put to him on Wednesday. “The various mechanisms we use to listen (to supporters’ groups) are wide and broad,” he said. “They would have their view, I wouldn’t agree with it. I think a very long-term view has been taken. “We work very hard to do our best at being a very well-run club and a lot of work has gone into engagement and other activities. It stands on its own. “We listen to fans, be it on Facebook, Twitter, conducting surveys – we survey 80,000 fans in 60 countries around the world once a quarter to make sure we keep up to date on the opinions and how they’re done. “It’s very important that there are fans’ groups. Some have a high profile, some are unknown, but we’re listening to those. “The ultimate challenge for football club directors is balancing up those views.” Arnold believes United have an “excellent track record” of balancing positive and negative opinions for the betterment of the club. They have indeed enjoyed success on the pitch during the Glazers’ stewardship, winning five Barclays Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League – success Arnold told The Telegraph’s Business of Sport conference is no fluke. “In any organisation, if you have poor decision-making, a lack of vision and a short-termist approach – whether that is butchers, bakers, candlestick makers or a football club – it is not going to do very well,” he said. “Yesterday was the 10-year anniversary of our current owners and that long-term approach they’ve taken, the vision they’ve shown and the decisions they’ve made have borne out on and off the pitch and they’ve been strong.” In the short-term, things have not been so comfortable in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and the subsequent struggles of successor David Moyes. It meant this season was United’s first without European football since 1990, although a Champions League return looks all but assured after making progress under Louis van Gaal. “If you ask anybody at the club how important is it, whatever you call the competition, not being at the top table you can be in is a matter of pride,” Arnold added. “It’s where the players want to play, it’s where the fans want to see us. Not being there hurts, right? We all aspire and see it as a key achievement milestone for us. “Economically it is a different question. Again going back to taking a long-term vision and structuring your business to be profitable and the diversified income stream we have. “I think it has been a much smaller number than many people expected in terms of how it has affected our profitability and our ability to compete economically for the best players and that sort of thing on the pitch. “The fact we manage our finances to make sure that we have a long-term view, we are sustainable and solid, doesn’t take away from the fact not being in it was really painful. “Tuesday and Wednesday watching other teams compete broke my heart all this year. Touch wood, next year that will be different. You want to be in that top competition.” Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Americans’ takeover at Old Trafford, with their £790million leveraged buyout in 2005 causing uproar among the club’s fans. It sparked the creation of breakaway club FC United and the Manchester United Supporters Trust used the anniversary to launch a fresh attack on the family, accusing them of draining £1billion and wrecking the club’s chances of European domination. Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold has rejected accusations that the Glazer family’s ownership has harmed the club. Press Associationlast_img read more

New World champion to be crowned in 100 hurdles as Jamaicans crash out

first_img(SPORTSMAX) – All four of Jamaica’s challengers to the United States dominance over the 100-metre hurdles at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics, including the defending World champion, crashed out.The Jamaicans, with four athletes in the semifinals of the hurdles expected casualties with four Americans and Sally Pearson also in the mix. However, nobody expected what was to happen.Pearson won her heat in a fast 12.53 seconds to relegate the United States’ Nia Ali, 12.79, to the second automatic qualifying spot, while Netherlands heptathlete, Nadine Visser, 12.83, edged Jamaica’s Megan Simmonds, 12.93, to third.Simmonds was on the bubble, but was to be run out of a non-automatic spot in the very next race, as Jamaica’s Yanique Thompson finished third in 12.88, to briefly hold the last spot.But that wasn’t the story of the second heat, as defending World champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica crashed into the first hurdle and never recovered, knocking almost every other hurdle to finish fifth in a pedantic 13.14.The United States’ Christina Manning got out early and controlled the race to win in a more conservative 12.71, while Belarus’ Alina Talay ran a season’s best 12.85 to finish second for the second automatic qualifier.The Jamaicans had one more chance to have an automatic qualifier in the final. However, Burton, who wasn’t terrible over the hurdles, faded to fifth in 12.94 in a race won by another American, Dawn Harper Nelson in a season’s best 12.63.Germany’s Pamela Dutkiewicz, was second in 12.71, but again, that was not the story of the heat, as world record holder, the United States’ Kendra Harrison hit the first hurdle and looked for all the world to be out of it, much in the same vein as the defending World champion.Harrison, however, showed real resolve in recovering to finish third in 12.86, to hang on to a non-automatic qualifying spot, pushing out Thompson by just two hundredth of a second.last_img read more

Bing makes it 5 to declare for draft

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Justice and Bing will hold a news conference at USC today to officially announce their decision. Justice is projected by the NFL as going anywhere from 10th to 20th in the first round; Matua never sought an NFL evaluation. According to sources, a factor in Bing’s decision was the fear that he would get injured if he played next season. Bing was advised by Carroll’s friend, NFL analyst Pat Kirwan, that only one safety usually gets selected in the first round, but ultimately it did not sway him to remain in school. A highly touted high school player, Bing got USC athletic director Mike Garrett to unretire his No. 20 jersey. Bing was inconsistent during his three seasons but recorded 41 tackles and intercepted four passes this season while being named an Associated Press All-American. Technically, players have until Wednesday to change their mind, when the NFL officially announces which underclassmen made themselves available for the draft. Packers want Ruel: USC offensive line coach Pat Ruel was contacted by new Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy about joining the staff, but Ruel said he planned to remain at USC. Earlier in the week, tailbacks LenDale White and Reggie Bush also turned pro. Of the six juniors who considered turning pro, only wide receiver Steve Smith elected to return for his senior season. It’s a blow to USC coach Pete Carroll, who held a seminar for underclassmen last month in an effort to keep players from leaving early. “I’m going to take the same advice I gave the players who wanted to turn pro,” Ruel said. “I’m going to maximize my potential and stay at USC.” Ruel worked in Green Bay for two seasons (2001-2002), when new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski was the tight ends coach. “The NFL is always entertaining to me, but when you think about the great players and the great guy I work for, you don’t go,” Ruel said. “There’s always people I know that would like me to come back, but I’m happy at USC. I want to put people in the NFL; I just don’t want them to leave early.” Ruel did not rule out the possibility of ever returning to the NFL, but said this was not the right time. Meanwhile, USC quarterback Matt Leinart hired Leigh Steinberg to be his agent. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img As expected, USC safety Darnell Bing announced Sunday he would make himself available for the NFL Draft. Bing, who is projected by the NFL to be a second- or third-round draft pick, was the final Trojan to make his decision. As previously reported, offensive tackle Winston Justice submitted his paperwork to the NFL on Friday, and offensive guard Fred Matua announced Saturday he would turn pro. last_img read more

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