Laois hurlers Walsh Cup Round 1 clash with Dublin POSTPONED

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 5th December 2019 Electric Picnic Twitter TAGSLaois senior hurlers Facebook Photo Paul Dargan The Laois hurlers Walsh Cup adventure has been delayed by a week as their Round 1 clash with Dublin has been postponed.Laois GAA released the news on Twitter last night that the game has been put off.They said: “Walsh cup game Laois Senior Hurlers v Dublin scheduled for this coming Sunday is postponed and will now take place on January 8.“Time and venue to be confirmed later.”Laois were to travel to Parnell Park this Sunday to begin the competition but that will now not happen.Eddie Brennan’s charges will now begin away to Carlow on Sunday December 15 at 2pm.And the postponement now means that Laois could potentially face three games in seven days at the start of January.They will host Westmeath in Round 2 on Sunday January 5 before then playing that refixed game on Wednesday January 8 away to Dublin.If Laois end up top of the group, they will face either Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford in the semi finals on Sunday January 12.SEE ALSO – Kingston brothers opt out of Laois football panel for 2020SEE ALSO – Books, hats and jerseys – LaoisToday store is now open! WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Home Sport GAA Laois hurlers Walsh Cup Round 1 clash with Dublin POSTPONED SportGAAHurling Laois hurlers Walsh Cup Round 1 clash with Dublin POSTPONED Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Previous articleHow a Munster rugby legend influenced a young Laois politicianNext articleKingston brothers opt out of Laois football panel for 2020 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. Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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OAS Expresses Confidence In Jamaica’s Anti-Crime Efforts

first_imgOAS Expresses Confidence In Jamaica’s Anti-Crime Efforts National SecurityJune 23, 2010 Advertisements RelatedOAS Expresses Confidence In Jamaica’s Anti-Crime Efforts RelatedOAS Expresses Confidence In Jamaica’s Anti-Crime Effortscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), His Excellency Ambassador Albert Ramdin, has expressed confidence in the Jamaican Government’s efforts at maintaining national security.Bringing greetings at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Biennial Caribbean Environmental Forum and Exhibition (CEF-5), being held at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in Montego Bay, on Monday June 21, the Ambassador took time out from the subject at hand to express his opinion on the Government’s handling of national security issues.Assistant secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) His Excellency Ambassador Albert Ramdin, addressing participants in the official opening ceremony of the 5th Caribbean Environmental Forum and Exhibition held at the Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay yesterday June 21.“Allow me to say to the Hon. Bruce Golding, Prime Minister of Jamaica, and through him to the people of Jamaica and the Government, that the Organization of American States is in full support of his efforts to maintain and enhance peace and stability in Jamaica,” he stated.He said that his organisation is fully aware of recent challenges faced by the Jamaican government, but strongly believes and stands ready to offer its full support, adding that this was outlined in a recent press release issued by his organisation.He added that in a democracy, the rule of law, human rights and the security of fundamental objectives to be achieved is critically important, in terms of facilitating social and economic development.“So Mr. Prime Minister the OAS is with you,” he stated. RelatedOAS Expresses Confidence In Jamaica’s Anti-Crime Effortslast_img read more

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Mental health issues in LA’s homeless population is a “humanitarian crisis”

first_imgTags :Coley KinghomelessnessJonathan SherinL.A. County Department of Mental Healthmental healthvenice family clinicshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentHopeful signs as California adds 141,000 jobs in FebruaryLions RoarYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours ago HomeFeaturedMental health issues in LA’s homeless population is a “humanitarian crisis” Mar. 29, 2021 at 6:00 amFeaturedHealthLifeNewsPeopleMental health issues in LA’s homeless population is a “humanitarian crisis”Clara Harter2 months agoColey KinghomelessnessJonathan SherinL.A. County Department of Mental Healthmental healthvenice family clinicCrisis: The Clinic is working on the mental health component of the crisis. Courtesy photo As LA’s homeless count increases every year, so does the number of unhoused individuals with acute mental health issues, creating what Venice Family Clinic calls a “humanitarian crisis” on the city’s streets. Venice Family Clinic is the largest street medicine provider and offers a range of supportive mental and physical health services to an ever growing homeless clientele. Dr. Coley King, VFC’s director of homeless health care, says the County’s failure to provide adequate shelter to move people off the streets is a contributing force behind this crisis. “Being in the street, in and of itself, is a highly traumatic experience,” said King. “So those individuals who are in the streets in general will suffer from some type of post traumatic syndrome, develop depression, develop anxiety, develop addictions, which can lead to many other challenges.”While some individuals fall into homelessness due to mental health issues, King said that this is only the case for a minority of unhoused individuals. From his years of experience working on the streets he has found that the majority of people fall into homelessness due to socioeconomic factors. He said that life on the streets will then lead to or exacerbate mental illness and addiction issues. Venice Family Clinic has a range of strategies to tackle these issues. Their street medicine teams have been bringing service directly to homeless individuals for years, while a newly launched mobile medicine van allows them to perform lab tests, examinations, and vaccinations on site.Unfortunately, these services can only do so much to stem the rising tide of mentally ill homeless individuals.In order to address this issue the L.A. County Department of Mental Health is trying to build a new mental health response and treatment system. The department director Jonathan Sherin has big goals for this transformation, but said the department lacks the resources to tackle the full scope of the issue. “We have a humanitarian crisis in our country. Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles are the epicenter of that humanitarian crisis,” said Sherin. “How dare we not at the federal level and the state level and the local level make this a disaster response of the highest order?”Part of the problem is that the burden of responding to mental health crises has been largely placed on law enforcement officers, while this is neither their primary role nor a job they have been trained for. Sherin calls for a three step revamping of the County’s approach to mental health.The first step is creating a regional call center designed to respond to mental health crises. Next, health and human services’ response needs to be ramped up so that psychiatric mobile response teams can be deployed in real time. The final piece is providing individuals experiencing a mental health crisis with a place to go that is not limited to jail or an emergency room. “We have a mental health pandemic on our hands and are seeing so many different challenges that I believe are just beginning to ratchet up,” said Sherin. “We as a country and as a state must treat mental health and addictions challenges with the same level of resources that we do physical health challenges.”While both Coley and Sherin noted that awareness of the importance of funding mental health services is growing, they fear this attitude shift is not happening fast enough. [email protected]last_img read more

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ShotLink eyes new technology for greater fan experience

first_imgTucked behind the 10th green at TPC River Highlands, Jeff Howell and his team watched last week’s action at the Travelers Championship through a different lens. From his perch inside the PGA Tour’s ShotLink trailer, Howell, the circuit’s director of ShotLink Technologies, studies a black-and-white image of the ninth green in real-time, a dizzying display of fixed points and potential tracks. “Everything that moves the system has to identify if it’s a golf ball; if it is a golf ball is it moving; and if it’s moving let me track it,” Howell explains. Howell calls the new system ShotLink Plus, a video-based model that will eventually replace the lasers that have been used since the system was introduced 17 years ago. When it was unveiled, ShotLink was a revolutionary way to enhance the fan experience by using lasers to track shots from tee-to-green. For example, the system noted that Jordan Spieth’s tee shot on the first playoff hole last week traveled 220 yards into the fairway and that his approach shot ended up 205 yards away in a greenside bunker. What ShotLink can’t do, however, is show that Spieth’s tee shot clipped a tree and bounced back into the fairway or that his approach caromed off the lip of the greenside bunker before settling at the bottom. As useful as ShotLink has become, the inherent limitations of a one-dimensional system have become evident in recent years. “We were looking for a replacement for our lasers, we’ve been doing that for 17 years now and we’re still using the same lasers we started with,” Howell said. “They are getting older and needed replacing and the thought came up we can get newer lasers or we can look at what is innovative and what will be new and increase the fan experience.” A look behind the cameras of the ShotLink system being tested by Tour officials. The new system, which was developed by SMT, utilizes fixed cameras instead of lasers to identify and track the speed, break and distance of shots. Where the current ShotLink lasers can quantify a player has made a 5-foot putt for birdie, the new system tracks the line and speed of every putt. Currently, Howell and his team are testing the cameras only on greens, and for good reason considering the amount of data the new technology produces, but the system could easily be expanded to include all shots. “If we can improve and perfect the system in small increments on the greens, then moving it into other areas of the golf course becomes much easier,” Howell said. Currently, the new cameras have been set up on six greens at each week’s Tour stop as Howell works with the software engineers to perfect the system. Howell explains that the cameras are accurate about 80 percent of the time, compared to about 97 percent of the time using the current lasers. The challenges of creating a digital snapshot of a sprawling field of play that changes every week are many. “Camera placement needs to be specific, you have to place the cameras in such a fashion that they are going to cover the greens if one or two of them lose the track, we have to have at least one camera on the track,” said Howell, who explained there are currently three cameras per green. The amount of information the new system collects can also be staggering. Consider that a single shot from the lasers that currently power ShotLink is about 10 bytes of data, whereas a single second of video imagery from the new cameras is about 400 megabytes of data. It takes one server to process nine cameras’, or currently three holes’, worth of information. Without getting too deep into the math just imagine how much information will need to be processed if every shot of every player is tracked under the new system. How that information is processed and presented during a telecast or to an individual user is also part of the challenge of bringing the new technology to the masses. “We’re capturing 20 points per second of that ball moving across the green and all of that is getting stored in a data base and we’re working with the developers to figure out how we’re going to provide that data in real time and display it,” Howell said. “You’re going to be able to see the exact track.” Howell said there’s no timeline for when the system might be ready to go live, but the benefits of an automated platform, compared to the current laser-based system that depends on the accuracy of volunteers on the course, will lead to a more precise track as well as a more detailed picture of an actual shot. “The volunteers do great, they are the reason we’re up in the 97 percent [accuracy] of every shot, but it does take away the human element, thinking they are shooting the golf ball with the laser when you may be over shooting it and hitting a couple feet away,” Howell said. “Now the camera can see it more clearly.” Which means we will all see shots more clearly, and comprehensively.last_img read more

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East Derry MLA calls on McGuinness to tell truth about Claudy bomb

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic East Derry MLA calls on McGuinness to tell truth about Claudy bomb Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – July 31, 2012 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, has said the Claudy bombings of 1972 were “indefensible and appalling”.Today the 40th anniversary of the IRA bombings in which nine people were killed.The Sinn Fein minister said the deaths and injuries were wrong and should not have happened.He said they should motivate “everyone in our society to ensure such terrible tragedies never happen again”.East Derry MLA John Dallat has welcomed Mr McGuinnesses statement, but he said he must also tell the truth about the past…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dall530.mp3[/podcast] News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Facebook Previous articleFF reject Campbell’s claim that councillors will capitulate on cutsNext articleESM ratification begins today as Thomas Pringle’s challenge fails News Highland Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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40 scholarships for the Summer School on Technology, Ohrid

first_img40 scholarships for the Summer School on Technology, Ohrid March 2, 2010 Published by Site Default LinkedIn 0 Reddit Tweet Internship Programme of German Business for the countries of the Western Balkans +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← MA Scholarships History or English Literature, UKcenter_img Similar Stories Best Places and Tips when Traveling with Friends Share 0 Call for Leadership Positions for the GLOW Camp; YMLP camps 2020 Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 20107 – 11 June 2010, Ohrid, MacedoniaOpen to: PhD studentsDeadline: 26/03/2010The summer school aims to encourage participants to adopt a critical stance in thinking about the role of technologies in providing opportunities for learners and the potential of these opportunities in terms of learning. Work will centre on three research “Grand Challenges”:– Connecting learners– Orchestrating learning– Contextualising learning environments.The summer school provides a learning environment where participants get opportunities to: develop their research skills; increase their knowledge base; collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas; engage in debate; have access to experts in the field; and discuss their own work.Cost and fundingThe cost is 550 euro (including accommodation, meals, excursions, local transportation to/from airport).JTEL has secured funding to provide scholarship for about 40 PhD (out of the 60 PhD participants) student grants to cover summer school accommodation, catering and events. Applicants should indicate applying for a scholarship in the application (applicants should explicitly mention it in their motivation letter, briefly explaining their circumstances).Application procedureThe online application form are available on the Summer school web page. The applicants should submit following documents:1. a CV outlining their educational background and work experience (maximum one page);2. a letter of motivation (maximum one page);3. a statement explaining how they think they might contribute and in particular how they can contribute to developing the Grand Challenges (max one page)4. a letter of support from their PhD advisor, which should include a statement of the level of support the institution is able to supplyThe applications should be submitted online before 26th March 2010 to Katherine Maillet at: [email protected] detailed info Pocket Enjoy Russian: Summer Language School →last_img read more

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Hawks take flight

first_imgMarines 2, Dragons 1At Chiba Marine Stadium, Chunichi ace Kenshin Kawakami pitched three hitless innings while Lotte right-hander Naoyuki Shimizu allowed a run in six innings in a duel between No. 1 starters.Eagles 3, Lions 2At Invoice Seibu Dome, Lions infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima connected for his fifth homer this spring but Rakuten capitalized on three opponent errors to edge Seibu.BayStars 2, Fighters 0At Yokohama Stadium, Daisuke Miura and Kazuhiro Sasaki held Nippon Ham hitless through six innings as the BayStars shut out the Fighters.Tigers 4, Carp 3In Takamatsu, Kei Igawa allowed three runs and 10 hits in five innings of work but the Tigers came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Hiroshima.Giants 8, Buffaloes 8In Gifu, Yoshinobu Takahashi went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and an RBI single for Yomiuri in a 30-hit slugfest. Jolbert Cabrera homered for the second straight day Saturday as the Softbank Hawks stretched their preseason winning streak to three games with an 8-3 victory over the Yakult Swallows.The Hawks, who were held hitless by Yuhei Takai through the fourth inning at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo, sent 10 batters to the plate in a six-run rally in the sixth highlighted by two-run singles by Kenji Jojima and Hiroshi Shibahara. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

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No. 24 George Washington women defeat Fordham 83-65

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Jonquel Jones made the most of her limited playing time, scoring 16 points — including 14 in a row — during a five-minute display to finish with 22 points on 100-percent shooting as No. 24 George Washington walloped Fordham 83-65 on Saturday.Jones and fellow post players Caira Washington and Kelli Prange combined for 52 points against Fordham, the Atlantic 10’s top defense.The Colonials (23-3, 13-1 A10) shot 52 percent (35-67) while outrebounding Fordham (17-10, 9-5) 41-36.Jones, who sat much of the game with three fouls, made all 10 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, to set a program record 100 percent from the floor. Washington finished with 18 points before fouling out, Prange added 12 off the bench and Chakecia Miller scored 10 with four steals.Sophomore Danielle Burns led Fordham with a career-best 12 points off the bench. Emily Tapio also scored 12 with six assists.last_img read more

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Grey matter under strain

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS PAKENHAM Probus clubs got together for a day of fun and games last week. Pakenham Central hosted…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Major projects to turn job figures around

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