Only three Travellers over the age of 65 in East Limerick

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleAdare Manor restaurant awarded Michelin StarNext articlePlanning permission granted for new Primary Care Centre in Newcastle West Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsTraveller Members of the Traveller community and Ballyhoura Development at the launch of the East Limerick Traveller Health Assessment report.OF the Traveller community in East Limerick, there are only three Travellers over the age of 65 — less than one per cent of the Traveller population in the area.This was one of the stark findings of the East Limerick Traveller Health Baseline Needs Assessment. The study also shows that only 29 of the Traveller population in East County Limerick is over the age of 50, which is only six per cent of the Traveller community in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The assessment was undertaken as a collaborative study between the HSE and Ballyhoura Development, supported by Sheila Cahill Consulting, between March and June of this year.The purpose of the assessment was to identify the health and wellbeing needs of Travellers living in East County Limerick. Although national figures and statistics are available, until now there has been no definitive research undertaken into the health needs of Travellers in the region.The study sought to establish a clear demographic profile of the Traveller community in East Limerick, and to examine a baseline of the health status of Travellers, particularly areas in need of attention, as well as identifying the key factors, which influence and affect the physical and mental health of Travellers.Ballyhoura Development manager Eileen O’Keeffe said that the link between health and the inequalities that exist in housing and education available to members of the Travelling Community cannot be ignored.“With over 90 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick participating in the assessment, this report can be regarded as a definitive study which will help to inform the development and implementation of appropriate responses and solutions to the diverse range of health needs amongst the Traveller Community, as outlined in the report,” she explained.One of the key findings of the assessment is that less than 50 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick were identified in the 2016 census, meaning that the Traveller community in the area is twice as large as was previously recorded.The HSE Traveller Health Unit will now consider the findings of the assessment. NewsCommunityOnly three Travellers over the age of 65 in East LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 9, 2019 1436 Printcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Email Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Twitter Facebooklast_img read more


The Peach Music Festival To Honor Butch Trucks With Final Les Brers Concert

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgIn August of 2015, Butch Trucks & Friends were billed to play The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA. Typically an Allman Brothers Band curated event, the original drummer still honored the 45+ years of the band’s music with his fellow brethren, recruiting drummer Jaimoe, bassist Oteil Burbridge, percussionist Marc Quiñones, and guitarist Jack Pearson, all of which had played in the ABB at some point or another, in addition to keyboardist Bruce Katz (Gregg Allman Band), guitarist Pat Bergeson, and Lamar Williams Jr. (son of former ABB bassist Lamar Williams). With that much Allman Brothers blood on the stage, the synergy quickly led to the formation of Les Brers – a short-lived, revitalization of the Allman Brothers family and friends.Trucks passed away earlier this year, to the shock of many. Les Brers will be performing their final show at Peach Fest in his honor with “A Tribute to Butch Trucks.” The festival is going down August 10-13 on Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA with performances from Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule & Friends, Joe Bonamassa, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and more. Check out the full lineup here.A note from the festival reads: “Please join us as we remember and salute Butch in the only way we know, playing the music that he and all of us love. – Jaimoe, Oteil, Marc, Jack, Bruce, Pat, & Lamar.”[Photo from Roots Rock Revival]last_img read more


Non-Europeans dominate overseas investment in UK

Posted On Oct 20 2020 by

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Does legalization increase teen marijuana use? A case of dueling studies

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgA study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics contradicts one published last month in the American Journal of Public Health. Both studies used data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted every other year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The newer study analyzed YRBS data from 1993 to 2017. It finds that the eleven states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use are associated with an 8 percent decreasein the odds of past-month adolescent marijuana use and a 9 percent decrease in the odds of frequent marijuana use (10 or more times in the past month).These findings directly contradict last month’s study which finds a 10-fold increase in past-month adolescent marijuana use over roughly the same time. This researcher analyzed YRBS data from 1991 to 2017.What are we to make of such a jarring contradiction?Following the old adage “when in doubt, ask,” we’ve decided to write the authors of both studies and ask them to explain how their analyses of the same survey over nearly the same time could result in such different outcomes. We will publish their explanations in a future issue of The Marijuana Report as soon as we hear from them. Stay tuned.Read JAMA Pediatrics article here. Read American Journal of Public Health abstract here.The Marijuana Reporthttps://themarijuanareport.org/JAMA Pediatrics study doesn’t provide enough data to support its findingsLast week, The Marijuana Report covered two studies: “Association of Marijuana Laws with Teen Marijuana Use” published last week in JAMA Pediatrics and “Trends in Single, Dual, and Poly Use of Alcohol, Cigarettes, and Marijuana Among US High-School Students: 1991-2017” published last month in the American Journal of Public Health.The JAMA study found no evidence that medical marijuana laws increased adolescent marijuana use but did find evidence that legalizing the drug for recreational use may decrease past-month and more frequent adolescent marijuana use by 8% and 9%, respectively. The public health study found a 10-fold increase in teen marijuana use, using data from the same survey – the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) – over nearly the same period (JAMA: 1993-2017; Public Health: 1991-2017). The YRBS Survey collects data in the spring every other year.The studies seemed contradictory to us. We wrote to their authors asking for clarification. Here’s what they said:Author of the American Journal of Public Health study, Hongying (Daisy) Dai, PhD: “Our study focused on marijuana use patterns. We provided discussions in the article. Hope this helps.”Lead author of the JAMA Pediatrics study, Mark Anderson, PhD: “Our study is interested in estimating the effects of policies, while the other is interested in documenting trends. I do not see how the two are comparable. They ask fundamentally different questions, using entirely different methods.”In their study, Dr. Anderson and his colleagues say without identifying them that “7 states contributed data to the YRBS before and after RML [recreational marijuana law] adoption.” They later note the odds of recreational legalization decreasing adolescent marijuana use is consistent “with the argument that it is more difficult for teenagers to obtain marijuana as drug dealers are replaced by licensed dispensaries that require proof of age.”But if licensed dispensary sales, rather than the year states legalized marijuana for recreational use, are the criteria used in this study, only four states fall within its time frame.Colorado and Washington State legalized recreational marijuana November 2012. Licensed retail sales began in the former January 2014, the latter July 2014.Alaska and Oregon legalized recreational marijuana November 2014. Licensed recreational sales began in Alaska February 2016 and in Oregon via medical marijuana dispensaries October 2015 until January 2017, when licensed recreational sales began.These are the only states that licensed recreational marijuana sales before the YRBS study ended in 2017.Although the District of Columbia and Maine legalized recreational marijuana in November 2014 and 2016 respectively, and Vermont did so in 2018, none allow licensed recreational sales. (Maine’s governor just signed a new bill that will allow licensed sales as of March 2020.)California, Massachusetts, and Nevada legalized recreational marijuana in 2016 but licensed retail sales began after 2017, the end point of the YRBS study.Michigan legalized recreational marijuana in 2018 as did Illinois in 2019.Dr. Anderson told CNN, “Because many recreational marijuana laws have been passed so recently, we do observe limited post-treatment data for some of these states. In a few years, it would make sense to update our estimates as more data become available.”With only four states inaugurating recreational marijuana sales before the YRBS study closed, we agree.Read Dr. Anderson and colleagues’ study here. Read abstract of Dr. Dai’s study here.https://themarijuanareport.org/last_img read more


Girls Area Softball Sectionals Scores

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgGirls Area Softball Sectional Scores.Monday  (5-23)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising Sun.Jac-Cen-Del  13   Oldenburg Academy  0Hauser  10     South Decatur  0Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switz. County.South Ripley  17     Austin  0Southwestern  3     North Decatur  1Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Greensburg.Madison  10     Lawrenceburg  0Franklin County  3     South Dearborn  2last_img


Blanco lands West Brom move

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img “He’s an Argentina international who joined Metalist for a lot of money. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury not long after the move, which held up his progress. “Since then, he’s shown his quality. He’s adept with both feet, is a nice crosser of the ball, creates chances and also scores goals. “With the players we’ve brought in this summer, the squad has a much better balance thanks to the hard work of the chairman (Jeremy Peace), Richard Garlick, (technical director) Terry Burton and the recruitment staff.” Blanco helped Metalist finish as runners-up in the Ukrainian top flight in 2012/13, netting 10 goals in 68 league appearances during his three and a half years in Kharkiv. He follows Craig Gardner, Joleon Lescott, Chris Baird, Sebastien Pocognoli, Brown Ideye, Andre Wisdom, Jason Davidson, Cristian Gamboa, Georgios Samaras and Silvestre Varela in joining West Brom during this transfer window. The 26-year-old, capped twice by his country, can play on either flank and has become the Baggies’ 11th summer acquisition. “I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to add Sebastian to the squad,” h ead coach Alan Irvine said on www.wba.co.uk. West Brom have announced the signing of Argentina wide midfielder Sebastian Blanco on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more