first_imgRe “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): What is going on with Rocky Delgadillo and the question of ethics is an ongoing saga with a lot of politicians. Only until they are caught with their hand in the cookie jar do they then come forward and apologize and ask for forgiveness. He and all the others should have ‘fessed up at the beginning. Then their ethics would not be so flexible. I work with people that have flexible ethics, much like Delgadillo. It just depends on what they can or cannot gain at the time. I think he should be made an example of and be disciplined for his “flexics”! – Brian Jones Rancho Vista Conduct unbecoming Re “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): The double standard goes on in L.A. If I or any of my co-workers at the Los Angeles Police Department had committed any of these acts and then covered them up with half-truths, we’d be fired for “conduct unbecoming” as well as “false and misleading” statements. If Rocky is retained, I wish the city luck in attempting to remove any city employee for future ethics transgressions. – Arno Clair Saugus Shoddy practices Re “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): It is horrendous that the chief law officer of the city, Rocky Delgadillo, has tried to rip off the citizens of Los Angeles. Fortunately his lying and illegal activities were uncovered because who knows what other unlawful activities this attorney would try to slip by the electorate? Delgadillo should immediately resign or be relieved of his position. How could we ever trust him again? Wake up now, citizens of Los Angeles. We have a mayor who is morally lacking and a City Council that caters to the fat cats. Los Angeles is slipping into a Third World mentality with each passing day. We must let our politicians know we will not stand for these shoddy practices any more! – Ray Kirschbaum Westlake Village Personal property? Re “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): Rocky Delgadillo thinks that since he is in public service, his car is available for personal business? If I am a caregiver to the ill or elderly, does that make their personal belongings mine? I don’t think so. Sounds like the same thing to me – thievery. – Mary Anne Barranti Sunland Accident report Re “I’m sorry” (June 19): The questions I would like answered are: What was reported by Rocky Delgadillo or his staff as to the circumstances surrounding the damage to the city-owned SUV? Did Delgadillo report (either specifically or implicitly) that he or someone other than his wife was driving the SUV at the time of the accident? Or did he report the damage was done by a phantom hit-and-run driver? I believe an accounting of the accident had to occur before the vehicle could be repaired by city workers at taxpayers’ expense. If the document describing the accident is found and it contains untruthful or misleading facts regarding the driver of the vehicle, Delgadillo should immediately resign his elected position. – Gary E. Rogness Santa Clarita Criminal charges Re “I’m sorry” (June 19): As the city attorney of Los Angeles, I would hope that Rocky Delgadillo is familiar with Section 503 of the California Penal Code: “Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted.” Clearly, the unauthorized use of a city vehicle by Delgadillo’s wife and his subsequent billing of the taxpayers for the repair of the damages she incurred meets the definition of embezzlement. As for Delgadillo’s sudden epiphany and repayment of the repair expense, Section 512 of the California Penal Code states: “The fact that the accused intended to restore the property embezzled, is no ground of defense or mitigation …” Both sections are felonies in the state of California. Rocky Delgadillo should be suspended pending an investigation and the possible filing of criminal charges. – Max Morgan Valencia Betrayal at the top Re “It’s official: 2nd term for Bratton” (June 20): As the wife of an LAPD officer, I am disgusted that Bratton was appointed for another term as police chief. He could not be more undeserving of this honored position. He turned his back on these devoted, hardworking officers when he did not stand by them after the MacArthur Park incident. It is obvious that they did exactly what they were trained to do. No wonder the morale is down in the department. Being a police officer can be a lonely life for the officer and his wife and children. But nothing could be more upsetting than to have the “father” of the LAPD betray his “family.” He let politics get in the way of performing his duty as police chief. – Nancy Shanahan Granada Hills The incomplete truth Re “Mayor blames self as marriage fails” (June 12): The mayor recently held a press conference to tell the world he was responsible for his impending divorce. However, he was not talking about why it was happening again and said his private life had nothing to do with his public life. This mayor has talked about morals, family values and transparency throughout his time in office. But when the time came to come out with the truth, he conveniently said it wasn’t our business. Well, mayor, it is our business. When I vote for people, I look at how they treat their families and carry themselves in private life as much as what they do in public. – Joseph Dillon Chatsworth Apathetic parents Re “U.S. must focus on education” (Their Opinions, June 18): In regard to Roy Romer’s comments in his opinion piece regarding the educational problems in America, he states that millions of Americans care deeply about quality education. Romer is correct, however, that there are also many millions who do not care about their own kids’ education. As a middle-school teacher, I see this every day at work and have seen the numbers of apathetic parents continually rise over my 17-year teaching career. How any presidential candidate is going to deal with this problem is a mystery to me. – Lawrence Asrilant Palmdale Learning English Re “Governor stuns Hispanic journalists” (June 15): How disingenuous of Pilar Marrero to state that Hispanics don’t have the time to learn English because they’re “too busy working.” What does she think every other immigrant group coming to this country had to do? They had to work, and they learned English because they had to and because they knew it was the way to get ahead. No other immigrant group has been catered to as have the Hispanics. We spend billions putting everything into two languages for them. Why is that? It’s time we stopped pampering them and forced them to learn. – Sheila M. Cooley Van Nuys Healthy Pet Act I would like to see about half the number of dogs and cats permitted to breed. If you wait about a week after Easter and Christmas, you can find any breed you want roaming the street. A dog that you can find at the pound is just as good as one from the puppy or cat mills. – Edward Elks Panorama City Amnesty? Is there a payment plan for the $5,000 fine the illegal immigrants must pay, or do they have to max out their credit cards? – Chuck Crawford Newhall160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgFormer England midfielder Danny Murphy insists young players don’t care about the Under-21s – and claims youth international tournaments are not as important as Premier League football.Gareth Southgate’s Young Lions crashed out of the European Championship on Wednesday night, following a 3-1 defeat to Italy, leaving them bottom of Group B.“Playing well for the Under-21s isn’t really how you get into the England squad,” Murphy told talkSPORT. “Playing well for your club side is how you do that.“Is the Under-21s that important? I don’t think it is, and the players don’t think it is. People will say, ‘that’s wrong’, but it’s a fact.“It’s not about bad attitudes. It’s about mentally switching off subconsciously and thinking, ‘the season is done’.“The tournament doesn’t have the gravitas it needs to push those players on. Harry Kane has been playing against Manchester United and Chelsea for Tottenham. I know his intentions are good but it’s not the same [intensity].“Your club is your employer, they pay your wages. They give you football and success.“All together, whether consciously or not, is going to be with your club. It takes a strong mindset to commit your all to the cause at England Under-21 level, especially at an end of season tournament, when half of those lads wouldn’t be in the side if everyone was available.“It’s not just about money and players do care but it’s very difficult for Jack Wilshere, who plays in the England first-team, to drop down and perform at that level.“The intensity and importance of those matches are not what he’s used to. It’s not the same as playing at Wembley in front of 90,000 people.“It’s like asking Lionel Messi to go and play for someone in the second division in Spain.“The mentality of an Under-21 end of season tournament is not the same as the intensity of playing in the Premier League.“It’s not always a conscious decision to think, ‘I don’t care’.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Knicks, who entered the game tied with Atlanta at 7-21 for the worst record in the league, never trailed after Curry opened the third overtime with his three-point play. Marion scored on the other end, but Lee’s three-point play made it 133-129 with 4:16 remaining. After another basket by Marion, Marbury scored seven straight points as the Knicks pushed the lead to 140-131. New York was playing its first triple-overtime game since Feb. 14, 1993, a 102-100 loss at Orlando. The Suns had a four-point lead with 2 minutes left in the first overtime after Eddie House and Nash made consecutive three-pointers. But Nate Robinson scored four straight to tie it, and after Pat Burke gave Phoenix the lead again with a pair of free throws, Crawford scored in the lane for a 118-all tie. He missed a jumper with 0.9 seconds left to send the game to the second overtime. Michael Redd scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and Mo Williams added 13 points and nine assists to lead visiting Milwaukee over slumping Chicago. Ben Gordon, who made his third start of the season, scored 28 points for Chicago, which has lost seven straight. The Bulls’ last win came on Dec. 17 at home against Boston. Stephon Marbury scored 32 points, including seven in the third overtime, and added 10 assists against his former team as the New York Knicks outlasted the visiting Phoenix Suns 140-133 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Eddy Curry and rookie David Lee each converted three-point plays in the third overtime for the Knicks, who needed to play a triple-overtime game for the first time in 13 years to avoid taking sole possession of the NBA’s worst record. Jamal Crawford added 29 points, Curry had 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and Lee finished with season highs of 23 points and 15 boards in the best game of his career. Shawn Marion scored 39 points and Steve Nash added 28 points and 22 assists for the Suns, who were trying to complete their first 5-0 road trip since April 6-13, 1998. center_img Chicago trailed 91-87 with 1:01 left in the game when Gordon stole the ball away from Williams. On the break, Williams blocked Gordon’s layup attempt, but Andres Nocioni was there for the follow. Chicago had two shots to tie the game at 91, but couldn’t convert. Chris Paul scored 24 points and had 11 assists and David West took advantage of Charlotte’s depleted front line to score 20 points in New Orleans’ win over the Bobcats in Oklahoma City. West had six points during an 11-2 run that gave New Orleans the lead for good late in the third quarter. Charlotte hit only one field goal Keith Bogans’ layup over a 7-minute span and West hit three jumpers as the Hornets pulled away. Brevin Knight led Charlotte with 19 points and Gerald Wallace scored 14. Fred Jones scored 26 points and Stephen Jackson added 22 to help Indiana snap a four-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Seattle. Jones hit 10-of-16 field goals to lead the Pacers (16-12) to their highest scoring output of the season. Jackson scored 13 points in the first quarter and the Pacers scored 11 of the game’s first 13 points. The Pacers began by hitting seven 3-pointers in the first quarter as they shot 14-of-21 (66.7 percent) from the field and raced out to a 38-23 lead. Jackson made three 3-pointers, Anthony Johnson hit both of his, and Jones and Sarunas Jasikevicius each converted a single attempt. Kenyon Martin scored 24 points and Carmelo Anthony added 23 to lead Denver over visiting Boston and snapped a three-game skid. Andre Miller had 20 points and 14 assists that helped Denver win at the Pepsi Center for the first time since Dec. 23. All three of their latest losses had come at home, sending them a season-worst three games under .500. Paul Pierce led Boston with 29 points before fouling out. Delonte West added 20. Ricky Davis, managed just nine points, 13 below his average, on 3-of-16 shooting. — From News Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe number of high school seniors overall is up slightly from last year, but not enough to account for the increase. “I just wanted to broaden my chances of getting into colleges by taking as many tests as I can,” said Alex Simon, a senior at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., who has taken the SAT once but will take the ACT later this year. Most colleges accept either exam. Among the high school class that graduated this spring, more than 1.4 million took the SAT, while just over 1.2 million took the ACT. But the number of SAT test-takers dipped slightly last year, while ACT’s numbers were up. Historically, the ACT has been more popular in the center of the country and the South, and the SAT on the coasts. The tests are broadly comparable, but the ACT calls itself an “achievement” test and is focused on material students cover in high school classes, including science. The SAT calls itself a “reasoning” test and is more focused on asking students to take basic skills and apply them. The SAT and ACT college entrance exams each report the number of students taking their test this month is up sharply from a year ago, a likely sign more students are trying both exams to boost their admission chances. About 520,000 students have registered for the Oct. 28 sitting of the ACT, a 17 percent increase from last year, according to the latest figures. The number of students who took last Saturday’s SAT was about 660,000, compared to 570,000 last October. The increases may partly reflect interest from more students in attending college. And one likely factor is more college-bound students are trying to get their testing out of the way earlier in the year. Both tests report early registration figures for their later test dates are running no higher than last year. But much of the ACT increase, at least, appears to come from students switching exams or trying both of them. About half the increase in ACT-takers is on the East Coast, where most students have historically taken the SAT. ACT registration is nearly two-thirds higher than a year ago in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and about 50 percent higher in New York, Connecticut, Georgia and Florida, according to the ACT. “Students just show different strengths, so play to your strengths,” said Mary Bogle, counselor at Quakertown Community High School in Pennsylvania, a school that has been advising students to take both exams. Other factors may also help explain the bump in ACT scores. Last year, many students reported being worn out by the length of the newly revised SAT, which is has been expanded to three hours, 45 minutes of official testing time. The ACT lasts just under three hours (plus a half-hour for the optional writing section). Publicity early this year over SAT scoring errors hurt the reputation of the College Board, which owns the exam. Some counselors say they have more faith in the ACT, though that organization, too, has experienced scoring problems. Both test-makers are nonprofit. The ACT has gained broader acceptance by colleges, and may allow students to do less testing overall. THE TWO TESTS Some comparisons between the SAT and ACT. SECTIONS: SAT: Math, critical reading and writing. ACT: English, math, reading, science, plus optional writing section. LENGTH (not including instructions and breaks): SAT: 3 hours, 45 minutes. ACT: 2 hours, 55 minutes, plus 30 minutes for optional writing section. AVERAGE COMPOSITE SCORE (2006): SAT: 1518 (maximum 2400). ACT: 21.1 (maximum 36). GUESS ON MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS?: SAT: Risky, unless you can narrow it down. Points are subtracted for wrong answers. ACT: Guess away. Scores are based only on number of questions answered correctly. NUMBER OF TEST-TAKERS (2006): SAT: 1,465,744; ACT: 1,206,455. USE BY COLLEGES: Most accept either exam. COST: SAT: $41.50; ACT: $29, or $43 with writing exam. SOURCE: College Board and ACT.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgCHOWCHILLA – Health officials are investigating a woman’s claim that she found part of a human finger in a Subway sandwich – an allegation reminiscent of the chili bowl finger hoax that hit a Wendy’s restaurant last year. Two health inspectors visited the Subway restaurant in Chowchilla on Thursday after the woman reported finding what appeared to be a half-inch piece of a finger a day earlier, said Jill Yaeger, director of the Madera County Environmental Health Department. The inspectors did not find any evidence that a restaurant worker had lost part of a finger, but the purported human digit was sent to a laboratory for testing, she said. The Subway manager, Anita Munoz, said she was in the restaurant when the woman returned with what she claimed looked like a finger. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “It looked like a thick piece of fat,” she told The Fresno Bee. “It doesn’t look anything human to me.” Subway spokesman Kevin Kane said the company was aware of the woman’s claim but would not comment until Madera County officials completed their investigation. “The Subway restaurant chain takes every customer comment seriously,” Kane said Friday. “We don’t know what the foreign object is yet.” Chowchilla is about 90 miles east of San Jose, where a Las Vegas woman claimed in March 2005 that she bit into a fingertip in a bowl of chili at a Wendy’s restaurant. Anna Ayala’s stomach-turning claim made headlines around the world. The claim was found to be a hoax and Ayala was sentenced to nine years in prison. Her husband was sentenced to more than 12 years for getting the finger from a co-worker who lost it in a workplace accident. Wendy’s, based in Dublin, Ohio, said it lost $2.5 million in sales because of bad publicity and had to lay off dozens of employees at its Northern California franchises. Subway, which has more than 26,000 restaurants in 85 countries, is owned by Doctor’s Associates Inc., based in Milford, Conn.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgKILLYBEGS MEN Cormac Burke and Bernie O’Callaghan took part in the European Sea Angling Championships last week.The Killybegs duo competed in the Championships held in Weymouth, England.Picture: The Irish Sea Angling team, including Cormac Burke and Bernie O’Callaghan, centre of front row Burke was fifth in the two-man line with Pat Wright, their tally of 287.82 points.Burke finished in 11th in the four-man line alongside Wright, Peter McCartin and Shay McDonnell.In the four-man line, O’Callaghan – with Charles Carreras, Mario Ramos and Joe Holland – came in 12th position.O’Callaghan was 20th in the senior line and 23rd in the senior boat event and 35th overall in the two-man team with Joe Holland, while Burke was 38th in the individual line event. Donegal men compete at European Sea Angling Championships was last modified: September 20th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Antonio is a man who requires only three hours’ sleep each night. Don’t ask me why. His energy level puts the best hybrid cars to shame. He eats very little. His only daily need is a hard, one- to two-hour workout. Sleeping and working out take up five hours out of every 24. It’s the other 19 hours that have turned out to be a problem for many of us, including his hard-pressed, but never-complaining, staffers. I think in this past week we attended more signing ceremonies; meetings with officials (both foreign and U.S.), Olympics organizers, bureaucrats; breakfasts, lunches and dinners with chambers of commerce leaders, trade organizations, civic groups, manufacturers, shippers, environmental gurus, fashion designers and the like, than any similar delegation has ever experienced in China. Our days started at 6 a.m. We were lucky to be “excused” by 11 p.m. Many an evening, I left the mayor long after midnight – while he remained surrounded by staffers and a few other members of the delegation, talking about future plans and strategies for the city – only to be awakened by a staffer’s phone call in the wee hours of the morning that I needed to attend a last-minute-arranged 7 a.m. appointment with the mayor. That was followed by similar meetings every hour throughout the day. No time for sightseeing, save a quick visit to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City during the first few hours of the trip. As I look back, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong are all just a blur. Antonio sells L.A. like no one else. In just one week, he has shaken more hands and talked to more people than most of China’s previous leaders. By the time I flew back from China on Friday, the mayor had opened L.A.’s first trade office in China. No other city in America had done that. And before he returns to L.A. next weekend, he’s going to do the same in Korea and Japan. Throughout last week, he urged our consulate offices throughout China to issue more visas to its citizens to engender greater trade and tourism for L.A. He talked so much about “greening up,” one would think he was Irish. He’s engaged China’s leaders in exchanging athletes and in helping L.A. with its Olympics bid for the games in 2016. We discovered that China is spending over $30 billion for out-of-this world Olympic venues in 2008. We don’t spend public money for that sort of thing, nor should we. In the years to come, more and more containers will be entering our port from the Far East. Soon we will suffer container constipation unless we seriously address our goods-movement problem in Southern California. Nearly half of all waterborne goods that enter the U.S. come through our L.A.-Long Beach port. We are America’s loading dock. Just one more reason we need Proposition 1B to pass this November. Looking at China’s incredible growth over the past 10 years, it is obvious that our economic future is tied directly to China and the Far East. That fact alone has made the mayor’s trip so important.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I’m exhausted. All of us who accompanied L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the Far East are exhausted … except, of course, for the mayor. About 30 of us started this two-week Pacific Rim blitzkrieg last weekend to help bring greater trade and commerce to the city. Each of us has paid our own way so that, except for the mayor and his small staff, this visit isn’t costing the city a dime. Early last Saturday morning when we began, “Team L.A.” was fresh and eager. Little did we know what was in store for us. last_img read more

first_img deals Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 Tite’s side will face Peru as they aim to win a first Copa America since 2007. Peru thrashed holders Chile 3-0 to stun Alexis Sanchez and co. But they will find it hard to beat Alisson, whose form has forced Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson to watch from the sidelines. Getty 3 3 In the 92nd minute, the 26-year-old superbly denied Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik from point-blank range to keep the Reds in the tournament.Discussing the save in Liverpool’s Champions League 2018/19 season review DVD, Alisson said: “The ball went to Milik, he stopped the ball and I just tried to close the gaps, close the space. “I think that happened in that moment, the ball came through me. I think I’m blessed as well – a bit lucky!” Alisson has been a revelation since joining the Reds in a £67million deal from Roma last summer.And, arguably, his most important save for Jurgen Klopp’s side came in injury-time against Napoli in December.Liverpool, who had lost three away games to Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade in Group C, hosted the Italian giants knowing only a win would see them progress to the Champions League knockout stage.Mohamed Salah’s 34th-minute strike proved to be enough to see Liverpool through, but it could have been different if it was not for Alisson’s heroics. Ederson has failed to dislodge Alisson from the Brazil starting XI targets punished Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Alisson’s standout moment in the semi-final saw him catch a menacing Lionel Messi free-kick Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa boost ✅ v Barcelona✅ v Wolves✅ v Tottenham✅ v Honduras✅ v Bolivia ✅ v Venezuela✅ v Peru✅ v Paraguay✅ v ArgentinaNINE consecutive clean sheets for @Alissonbecker. 🔥🔥 #AB1 pic.twitter.com/Ibh7Oxbjar— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 3, 2019Alisson won the Premier League Golden Glove for his 21 clean sheets, one more than Ederson, while securing six shutouts – along with Barcelona’s Marc Andre ter Stegen – as Liverpool won a sixth Champions League trophy and was named in UEFA’s Champions League Team of the Season. JIBE Alisson is set to win the Copa America Golden Glove. The Liverpool goalkeeper has not conceded a goal in Brazil’s five games and kept out Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to book his country’s place in Sunday’s final. Alisson has been a key performer for Brazil at the Copa America Getty REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS TROPHY Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions New job The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder LATEST latest Getty Images – Getty Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more

first_imgAnam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its monthly meeting for bereaved parents on Thursday 12th of January from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.The meeting offers parents a safe and comfortable setting where they can connect with other bereaved parents who will understand the depth of their loss and grief.A bereaved mother speaking about the benefits of Anam Cara meetings said: “Nothing is normal after the death of a child and it never will be again. Anam Cara helps. People may say that after, for example, two years you should just be able to pull up your socks and get on with it, but life is not like that when you lose a child. “There is no timeline for getting over grief, it’s a continuous, daily thing. I would encourage any bereaved parents to come along. I know that anything that is unknown is often really scary, however, it’s important people know there is no pressure or onus on anyone to talk at the meetings, just being there can help.”Anam Cara CEO Sharon Vard stressed that this event is open to all bereaved parents “regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not.”Anam Cara have also produced an Information Pack for bereaved parents containing seven booklets on topics such as A Dad’s Grief, Coping with Sudden Death and Supporting My Family. Likewise, a series of short videos with testimonies from bereaved parents who attend the Anam Cara groups can be viewed at anamcara.ie/videos.For more information or to order a free copy of the Information Pack, you can email info@anamcara.ie or ring their Information Line on 085 2888 888. Support group for bereaved parents to hold meeting in Letterkenny was last modified: December 29th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSurvivors of sexual assault are speaking out on the potential impact of the controversial House Bill 2 legislation. Andrea Pino, a former student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was raped by a fellow student in 2012.She feels the legislation places more people at risk of assault.Governor Pat McCrory’s executive order last week restored the right to sue for discrimination, but the law still prevents transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with and prevents cities from creating non-discrimination ordinances.Pino explains her issue with HB 2.“North Carolina is stepping farther and farther behind when it comes to any type of issues around equality,” she says. “It’s a very unsafe time right now in North Carolina. It’s very unfortunate that the current government is using their bigotry in its disguise as a way to prevent violence.”Pino is the co-author of “We Believe You,” a book chronicling the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.She was also featured in the documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which was shown at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.In 2013, she and others filed a complaint against UNC that resulted in a federal investigation.According to the Association of American Universities, 23 percent of female college students said they experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact in college.Nearly 11 percent said it resulted in penetration or oral sex.“There are often these institutions within the institution, whether they’re fraternities or athletic programs,” says Pino. “There’s power. There’s power in these organizations, there’s power in these individuals that run these organizations, and in many ways they’re untouchable. They’re oftentimes see as being more valuable to the organization than an everyday student that might have been assaulted.”Nationwide, one out of every six American women have been the victim of attempted or completed rape.last_img read more