Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Legislation to Regulate Prescription Medication Automatic Refills Passes Assembly

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Garda appeal to mind your mental health

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Advertisement Print GARDAÍ in Limerick say they are increasingly encountering people with mental health difficulties and are appealing to people who find themselves in that situation to look for help.Garda John Finnerty told the Limerick Post that given the unprecedented times people were going through, local Gardaí wanted to stress how important it was for them to maintain their mental wellbeingSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a difficult time for everybody but if you already suffer from anxiety or depression, you will be challenged even more. Given the nature of the work of An Garda Siochana we’re encountering increased incidents where mental health is a primary factor.“If you need help,  help is available,” he added.“I particularly want to mention the website yourmentalhealth.ie which is operated collectively by the HSE, Healthy Ireland and the Samaritans. The information is very simple,  easy to follow and very relevant.”“ALONE  is an excellent service for the older person, their number is 0818-222024, the Samaritans number is 116 123 and Pieta House is 1800 247247. Finally, the Limerick community response number is 1800-832 005 and they can assist callers with any and all information they might need,” Garda Finnerty explained.The HSE reminds people in difficulty that they should contact their family doctor for immediate support or to get a referral to the mental health services.Mental health help is also available through the emergency department at the University Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle for any person who is in crisis, having suicidal thoughts or likely to self-harm. Emailcenter_img Facebook Previous article€6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economyNext articlePost Punk and PPE: New music from Sons of Southern Ulster Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp NewsHealthGarda appeal to mind your mental healthBy Bernie English – June 11, 2020 371 last_img read more

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CALLING OUT CONGRESS

first_imgMaking Sense by Michael ReaganDidn’t we turn over a new leaf in 2018?Didn’t everyone in Washington resolve to work together on America’s important problems and get things done?Oh, sorry.That must have been that pipe dream I had last weekend when I dozed off in my La-Z-Boy watching the Times Square ball fall on TV.The New Year isn’t even a week old and already I can’t wait till the start of 2019.We’re back to watching the same stupid political stuff going on in Washington and listening to the cries of the same Trump-deranged national media.Today it’s Steve Bannon and his former boss Donald Trump calling each other names in public and everyone on TV talking about Michael Wolff’s new expose,”Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”Wolff’s book details the internal feuds, power plays and administrative chaos of the president’s first year.Nothing Wolff writes would surprise me, but these days who knows what’s true or fake?What we know for sure so far in 2018 is what we learned from last year — there’s room for only one super ego in Washington, and Steve Bannon isn’t it.Meanwhile, the forecast for The Swamp looks like a repeat of last year.Our politicians will be playing the same selfish games in Congress and they’ll never accomplish anything worthwhile on big things like health care reform or immigration policy.How about doing something simple and worthwhile for a change, Congress people?How about doing your job and coming up with a dozen spending bills this year to pay for discretionary things like defense, agriculture and infrastructure — and then passing them on time?According to the Constitution, Congress has the duty to pass discretionary spending bills each fiscal year to fund the annual budget the president has proposed.You might not have noticed, because the mainstream media don’t pay much attention to this smelly aspect of federal sausage-making, but Republican and Democratic Congresses have shirked their spending duties almost religiously since 1974.Since the current budget system was put into place the year Richard Nixon resigned, Congress has passed all of its annual spending bills on time only four times.What Congress does more often is pass continuing resolutions that merely extend spending from previous years’ spending bills.In early 2017, after the usual deal-making,Congress used a continuing resolution to pay for fiscal year 2017 – three months after it had officially started on Oct. 1, 2016.All of this is confusing, frustrating and unnecessary.It used to be that a president had the power to impound – or simply not spend — any money that Congress had allocated for something if he thought that it would raise the deficit.But in 1974, after Nixon had lost his ability to veto any legislation Congress sent him because of Watergate, Congress passed a law stripping him of his power to impound Congress’ money.Since then presidents have essentially been forced to spend every dime Congress allocates, whether it’s for “A Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska or free cell phones to the poor.Depriving the president of his impoundment powers, which Thomas Jefferson first used in 1801 to stop the building of unneeded Mississippi River gunboats for the Navy, is one reason our annual deficits are averaging half a trillion dollars and the national debt has zoomed past $20 trillion.A bigger reason is that members of Congress from both parties can spend what they want with little political pain or media scrutiny and then pass continuing resolutions that are loaded with pork, perks and new laws no one reads until it’s too late.It’s still a new year. It’s not too late to make presidential resolutions.If Donald Trump really wants to clean up The Swamp, he should pledge that this year he’ll try to force Congress to write a budget, vote on it and pass it by October 1.It’s not a goal he can explain to the public in a tweet, but it’s one of the best things any president could to do in 2018 to make America greatFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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LeBron James rips Rob Manfred over Astros’ sign-stealing scandal: ‘You need to fix this’

first_imgThe Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has made huge waves in MLB in recent weeks as players continue to criticize commissioner Rob Manfred and the way he handled the situation. The story’s reached the point that players in other sports are taking notice, with NBA superstar LeBron James weighing in via Twitter on Tuesday. Even Mike Trout, the game’s brightest, albeit often dullest and least quotable star, voiced displeasure over the lack of punishment for the Houston players.”I don’t agree with the punishments, the players not getting anything,” Trout said. “It was a player-driven thing. It sucks, too, because guys’ careers have been affected, a lot of people lost jobs. It was tough.”And now the controversy has caught the attention of the NBA’s most well-known player. Manfred’s made it a point of emphasis to bring more attention to the game of baseball, but this likely isn’t what he had in mind, and it seems like it’s going to keep coming for the foreseeable future. Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F*^king irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do! Listen here baseball commissioner listen to your…..— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 18, 2020players speaking today about how disgusted, mad, hurt, broken, etc etc about this. Literally the ball(⚾️) is in your court(or should I say field) and you need to fix this for the sake of Sports! #JustMyThoughtsComingFromASportsJunkieRegardlessMyOwnSportIPlay— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 18, 2020The Astros, of course, won the World Series in 2017, a season they cheated by relaying signs through trashcan banging and other means. MLB punished members of the club’s front office and docked draft picks, but players were not reprimanded nor was their championship stripped.center_img James’ comments are more negative publicity for Manfred, who has become an unpopular MLB figure amid this scandal. Earlier this week, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner went took on Manfred by name after the commissioner referenced the Astros’ 2017 World Series trophy —​ which is called the Commissioner’s Trophy —​ as “a piece of metal.”“Calling the World Series trophy a piece of metal,…..the only thing devaluing that trophy is that it says commissioner on it,” Justin Turner to me today about the MLB Astros cheating crisis and Ron Manfred’s explanation. #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/Sq3XHWE8W6— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) February 17, 2020MORE: ​MLB players rip Astros over sign-stealing scandalAtlanta Braves veteran outfielder Nick Markakis, who’s long been one of baseball’s quietest players, didn’t hold back his frustration.“To see something like that, it’s damaging to baseball. It’s anger. I feel like every single guy over there needs a beating,” Markakis told reporters Tuesday morning as he reported to spring training.“I know as players we do not agree with what they did. We don’t stand behind them and never will we support them for their actions. I think they got off pretty easy. They are going to be able to go out there and compete with no ramifications at all,” Markakis said of the lack of punishment for players. “I think the commissioner completely handed it the wrong way, but that’s the way he did it. That’s the way we got to live with it. I know a lot of people disagree with him. The way he handled the situation he should be embarrassed of himself.”last_img read more

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