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Barrier down at bus station in Donegal Town as Bus Eireann strike gets underway

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleJason Quigley wins NABF Title: Sheer Sports proud of their championNext articleBody of Danielle McLaughlin has been returned to Ireland News Highland Facebook Thousands of bus and rail passengers are being affected by today’s Bus Éireann strike.Rail staff at a number of stations were unwilling to cross a number of pickets this morning – resulting in widespread transport chaos.Unions at Bus Éireann say they understand the publics frustration – but say they won’t end their strike until pay cuts are reversed.At the picket line in Donegal Town bus station Head of News Greg Hughes spoke to the NBRUs local representative David Mugan:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/localbus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Barrier down at bus station in Donegal Town as Bus Eireann strike gets underway By News Highland – March 24, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

In Cold Temps, Convincing Atlanta’s Homeless To Seek Warmth May Be Challenging

first_img Share As we head into the winter season, temperatures are continuing to get pretty low.On Wednesday night into Thursday morning, for example, temperatures even dipped into the twenties.So, what happens to the hundreds of people who live on the streets?While some head to shelters, convincing those who are homeless to come in from the cold can be a challenge.There are about 3,000 people experiencing homelessness in metro Atlanta. Most go to shelters, but the latest homeless count estimates 740 live on the streets each night.When it gets cold, about 12 homeless shelters add additional space for people who want a warm place to stay without any strings attached.“If they all came indoors immediately, we would have to create beds at that point, ” said Jack Hardin, who co-chairs United Way’s Regional Commission on Homelessness. “But, for the warming shelters, there shouldn’t be a shortage of beds. We open up sufficient amount of facilities to take in everybody who wants to come in.”If the 12 homeless shelters have the potential to be over capacity, the city then activates a warming center at the Old Adamsville Recreation Center—located on the Westside of Atlanta.While the Rec Center could be considered far away by some, advocates say transportation is provided and it has a lot of services for the homeless.Still, Hardin said it’s important to note that it’s all voluntary, meaning people living on the streets can’t be forced to come in from the cold.“The more severe the weather comes, the more active our outreach is to try to convince people that it’s in their best interest to come in, ” he added. “But, sometimes people are fearful, distrustful, uncertain of the unknown, and are reluctant to commit to come in.”“There are some that if they don’t know the place, or haven’t been to the place, they may not for whatever reason trust to go there,” Tony Johns agreed.Johns runs Crossroads Community Ministries, which provides outreach to the homeless.“A lot of people who are chronically homeless also deal with varying levels of mental health issues and have a difficult time going inside, think that they can make it—And, as the temperature plummets—find themselves kind of caught outside in a difficult situation,” he continued.There may have already been one cold-related death, ahead of the peak winter season.Atlanta Police found a body of a man last week near the Five Points MARTA station downtown.Authorities believe he was homeless and might have died from the freezing temperatures.For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 1:56 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more

What makes a successful society?

first_imgAs health care moves to the forefront of the national discourse, new research in the social sciences argues that the health of the population and the success or failure of many public health initiatives hinges as much on cultural and social factors as it does on doctors, facilities, or drugs.Michele Lamont and Peter A. Hall of Harvard University are co-editors of a new collection of essays that analyze how the cultural frameworks and institutional practices that structure day-to-day life influence societal health. The work is titled “Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health” (Cambridge University Press, 2009).“While access to health care is important to people’s health in broad terms,” says Hall, “we think that the health of the population turns less on the quality of the health care, or on the amount of spending that goes into health care, and more heavily on the quality of everyday life.”Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, and Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, professor of sociology and of African-American studies, are both in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. They led an interdisciplinary group of social scientists — from fields such as epidemiology, psychology, and political science — who contributed to this volume posing the scholarly question: What makes a successful society?Societal success has many potential definitions; the researchers focused their research agenda on issues of public health. Better health outcomes such as lower infant mortality or longer life expectancy can be perceived as universally desirable and benchmarks for assessing societal success.While the book examines many themes relevant to contemporary debates about health care, it also moves beyond issues of economic resources to consider the social and cultural factors that affect health.Previous research has demonstrated the effects of social networks on health. Building on work in social epidemiology about the adverse health effects of inequality, the book’s essays examine the factors feeding into the wear-and-tear of everyday life, as well as the social resources people can rely on to reduce the daily stressors that take a toll on their health.“These questions of culture, collective faith that empowers people, and collective identity simply haven’t factored very much so far into the ways that epidemiologists think about questions of public health,” says Lamont. “The chapters of this book are meant to put these questions onto the table, to begin a conversation around them.”In her chapter, Lamont examines how African Americans react to discrimination. She considers whether they internalize this message or develop their own empowering message, and in turn, how that sense of identity affects physical health.In another chapter, Ann Swidler, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, compares the response to the AIDS epidemic in Uganda and Botswana. While Botswana is typically perceived as the better-governed country, Uganda has been more successful in combating the disease. Swidler finds that networks of social solidarity in Uganda’s local communities support more effective programs than in Botswana.Funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the researchers in CIFAR’s Successful Societies Program intend to continue their inquiry through further statistical analyses of inequalities, by examining how individuals deal with negative stereotypes, and by investigating the conditions under which effective institutional practices can be transferred across nations and societies.“This country is locked in an intense debate about whether it should expand access to health care, and whether it can afford to do so,” says Hall. “What we suggest is that access to health care is not ultimately the solution to better health. That solution has to lie in measures that improve the quality of social relations across the entire population. The health care debate is only the tip of an iceberg.”last_img read more

Watch Man Rescue Unconscious Stranger From Subway Tracks

first_imgClick To Share This Incredible Story With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The 29-year-old was on his way to work on Saturday night when he noticed the man lying across the rails.Jonathan, who is an electrical engineer, had luckily just taken rail safety training only a month earlier, which helped him to successfully avoid both of the electrified third rails in his way.RELATED: Teen Girl Uses ‘Crazy Strength’ to Lift Burning Car Off Her DadHe scooped up the stranger and deposited him onto the platform before climbing up after him. 67 seconds later, the train flew by on the exact tracks that the man had been lying on.Jonathan said that even after making sure that the man was taken care of, he wasn’t even late for work.(WATCH the video below) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJonathan Kulig is being hailed as a hero after he maneuvered across six rails in order to rescue an unconscious stranger sprawled on top of a set of Manhattan subway tracks.last_img read more

If Yankees Trade Carlos Beltran, Tribe Could Be “Perfect Fit”

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsCarlos BeltranCleveland Indians Matt Medleycenter_img On the Tuesday, May 24th edition of the Baseball Tonight Podcast hosted by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the topic of the New York Yankees potentially trading veteran players was brought up.Olney was speaking with former Major Leaguer and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora, and said, “I know internally the Yankees are tying to find ways to incorporate younger players and that’s why I think during the days leading up to trade deadline they will talk to other teams about some of their players who represent depth.”Olney brought up the names of relief pitcher Andrew Miller, closer Aroldis Chapman, catcher Brian McCann, and the most interesting name that was brought up at least from a Cleveland perspective was veteran outfielder, Carlos Beltran.“I think in the days ahead, they’re gonna’ talk to other teams about Beltran,” Olney told Cora.Beltran’s deal with the Yankees is constructed as such that the veteran can block a trade to 15 teams, but there are 14 teams that he can be traded to without his permission.Olney picked out a few potential landing spots that “make sense” to him.The first name Olney brought up was the Cleveland Indians, citing the injury to Michael Brantley and the need for another run-producing bat in the middle of the lineup.Beltran has already hit 10 home runs (9th most in the American League), driving in 29 RBI with a .275 average. The switch-hitter could play either corner outfield position or DH.“If they (the Indians) think that the Brantley injury situation could linger, that to me could be an interesting spot,” said Olney. “The Indians would obviously need some salary relief because Beltran is making about $15 million this year.”Two other teams Olney mentioned as possible trade candidates for Beltran included the Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals.When Olney asked Cora about his thoughts on which team “jumps out at him” as a potential destination for Beltran, the former-infielder immediately responded, “The Cleveland Indians… This is a good baseball team. This is a team that offensively is a lot better than what people think. They’re second in the American League in runs scored. Francisco Lindor at shortstop has been outstanding. Rajai Davis in just the last two weeks, he’s been great… So I think Carlos Beltran, Cleveland is the perfect fit. Manager Tito Francona likes his veterans and they have a lot of moving parts (like) Uribe, Napoli, Carlos Santana, and he’ll be a great fit for that team.”Cora went on to say that as a personal friend of Beltran’s he would love to see him go back to Kansas City, where he started his career and would be a part of the defending World Series Champions, but it’s interesting that the first name brought up by both the writer, Olney, and the former-infielder, Cora, was Cleveland.The Indians have a deep farm system and in order to acquire Beltran, it’s unlikely that they would have to give up one of their top-tier prospects, like Bradley Zimmer or Clint Frazier.Beltran is a switch-hitter, who could bat 5th in almost any lineup in baseball, even one with more power than Cleveland.It could be a one-year rental, as Beltran’s contract is up after this season, and an outfield consisting of a healthy Brantley in left, Davis in center, and Beltran in right, would certainly be an upgrade over a Marlon Byrd/Lonnie Chisenhall platoon.Like Olney mentioned in the podcast, if Brantley’s injury is worse than the Tribe has let on, that could be a major hole in the lineup, and addressing the position could mean the difference between making the playoffs or coming up just short.If you want to read Olney’s column discussing the possibility of Beltran being traded, here’s the link.It’s still only late-May, but with the American League Central Division race looking as competitive as any in baseball, we’ll see who makes the first move to upgrade their team.last_img read more

Paysafe Group secures December LSE listing

first_img StumbleUpon Refocused Sportech loses shine on Stamford impairment  March 19, 2020 Share Joel LeonoffPaysafe Group the new unified brand of Optimal Payments and Skrill, has announced that it has applied to enter for a main marketing listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).Paysafe governance had outlined a move to LSE FTSE 250 prior to completing its +€1 billion acquisition of Skrill assets in August.Its new listing will aim to enhance its investor profile and give the payment provider better liquidity for its stock. The Paysafe brand has outlined aggressive growth following its acquisition of Skrill, which has made the firm the leading provider for the igaming and online betting sectors.Under new LSE ticker PAYS.L, the company expects to begin trading on London’s main market by 23 December, ending its previous listing on the London AIM.Paysafe governance stated in its filing to the LSE that this move will not be accompanied by fundraising or new share issuance.Looking forward to its LSE listing, Paysafe CEO Joel Leonoff stated that it was the necessary move for his firm to undertake in order to compete within the global tech market. Related Articles Submit Flutter begins ‘new era’ by completing merger with Stars Group April 30, 2020 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more