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first_imgProject to create therapeutic space for children of domestic abuse WhatsApp TAGS24-hour helpline supportADAPTcourt accompanimentDomestic abuseemergency refuge accommodationemotional supportHealthy Relationships Programmlaw enforcementlegal protection serviceslimerickMonica McElvaneyoutreach servicespractical supportsupport service Print Linkedin Limerick FC management Abseil for ADAPT ADAPT director Monica McElvaney More than a thousand women and children were helped by ADAPT, the Limerick-based domestic abuse support service last year.   With national figures indicating that one in three Irish women experience some form of domestic abuse, ADAPT assisted a total of 828 women and 248 children through a variety of desperate situations in 2016. The group provides a range of services including 24-hour helpline support; emergency refuge accommodation; outreach services; court accompaniment and emotional and practical support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick facility is the largest refuge in Ireland with 14 self-contained apartments, essential for those escaping domestic abuse.  112 women and 182 children accessed emergency refuge accommodation with ADAPT last year with one woman saying that “I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for ADAPT,” while another said that ADAPT had saved her family’s “sanity”, and that her children “now feel safe”.There has also been an increase in the numbers of older women seeking assistance or access to their service.“In 2016, we had an increase in the number of women in their 70s and 80s looking for support,” said director Monica McElvaney. “It takes great courage to come forward and talk about abuse especially when the person who is abusing you is a member of your family. Many of the older women have never spoken to anyone before about their situation but have lived with abuse for many years.”1,064 helpline calls were also handled last year as ADAPT assisted a diverse range of individuals and families and supported women from 28 different countries.The outreach service is available to women who need support but want to remain in their homes. Support workers are available to meet women anywhere in the county that is safe and accessible. In 2016, 317 women used the outreach service, while 295 women were helped access law enforcement and legal protection services.ADAPT found that three out of every five people who have experienced severe abuse in intimate relationships experienced the abuse for the first time before they were 25 years old.Through its Healthy Relationships Programme, ADAPT works with young people in schools and youth groups to help raise awareness of the importance of building healthy relationships based on equality, dignity and mutual respect.  For more information on ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, see here or call 061-412354. ADAPT’s helpline number is available 24/7 on 1800-200-504.More news here NewsSocietyLimerick support service helped 1,076 domestic abuse survivorsBy Editor – December 29, 2017 1865 Twitter Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleMajor work planned for Shannon airport terminal building Editor center_img Email Advertisement Suffering in silence Facebook Limerick panto star supports domestic abuse service “I had to apologise to my children” #Limerick man on domestic abuse charges refused bail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgZane DeVilbiss earned a record sixth straight IMCA Modified feature win and career second Wild West Tour crown Saturday at Idaho Falls Raceway. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography) Stock Cars – 1. Dillion Lawrence; 2. Ed Henderson; 3. Aspen Russell; 4. Kevin Wright; 5. Tyler Whetstone; 6. Beau Hutchison; 7. Levi Card; 8. Kasey Bright; 9. Shawn Parish; 10. Grayson Denney; 11. Racely Card.  Jake Rice and tour champion Rex Higgins were next across the stripe. IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Sept. 21) – Rain could delay but not deny Zane DeVilbiss a record sixth straight series feature win and the Wild West IMCA Modified Tour title that went with it Saturday night.  Feature Results “We had a late yellow and both Justen and Braxton (Yeager) were right there to challenge me,” said DeVilbiss. “They didn’t make it easy, that’s for sure.” Regan Tafoya and Shawn LaRocque completed the top five. Travis Metz started 14th and finished sixth.  Once the Friday program was rained out, DeVilbiss snuck in a 300-mile trip to Millard County Raceway and finished second. Dillion Lawrence also made the trip to Delta to win the evening’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, then headed to Idaho Falls where he started 10th and won the Saturday main.  “When you draw the 10 pill, you don’t know what’s possible. Then the green flag drops and you go to work,” said Lawrence, who reeled in teammate Ed Henderson for the lead. “It was one thing to catch him and another thing to pass him.” “It was an amazing deal for us. We had a good weekend and we’ve had a good year,” said DeVilbiss, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “They gave us a great track and I was able to run anywhere I wanted.” And Cody Malcom was the ninth different winner in as many Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod features, leading every lap after two early cautions. Modifieds – 1. Zane DeVilbiss; 2. Justen Yeager; 3. Braxton Yeager; 4. Regan Tafoya; 5. Shawn LaRocque; 6. Travis Metz; 7. Chris Delp; 8. Heath Denney; 9. Michael Hale; 10. Lakota Cleveland; 11. Junior Flores; 12. Cory Craver; 13. Tony Steward; 14. Ty Clemens; 15. K.C. Perez; 16. Jason Donnelly; 17. Matthew Ratzlaff; 18. Bryan Wordelman; 19. Jacob Jones; 20. Jake Donnelly; 21. Richard Anderson; 22. Kenny Vollmer; 23. Ty Gamble; 24. Bert Beech.  “The tour is definitely one of the best things to come to this region,” said Malcom, who was not challenged after those early yellows.  DeVilbiss topped the main event at Idaho Falls Raceway, leading all 25 laps from the pole in the $1,200 victory.  Also the 2010 tour champ, DeVilbiss moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time tour wins list with 19; he’d been tied with Justen Yeager, the runner-up at Idaho Falls.  Lawrence became the eight different winner in nine Stock Car tour events. Henderson, the only repeat winner, wrapped up the tour championship with his second-place finish. Aspen Russell ended in third.  Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Malcom; 2. Jake Rice; 3. Rex Higgins; 4. Chuck Delp; 5. David Pitt; 6. Ed Gilbert; 7. Kendra Vollmer; 8. Troy Householder; 9. Robert Gallegos; 10. Christina Ratzlaff; 11. Chris Hatch; 12. Verlon Lee; 13. Jon Hammond; 14. Wayland Duncan; 15. Brian Carey; 16. Cody Taylor; 17. Brandon Phillips; 18. Morris Duncan; 19. Jason Wright; 20. B.J. Haslam; 21. T.J. Barrett; 22. Slade Pitt; 23. Tyson White.last_img read more

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first_imgLíonra Leitir Ceanainn is hosting an event this week to bring businesses together to discuss the town’s new Irish language plan.Do you know the benefits of using Irish in your business? Or the funding and support available to help incorporate the Irish language into your business?Letterkenny is about to get its own Irish language plan and Líonra Leitir Ceanainn would like to know how they can help businesses encourage and facilitate the use of the language. The group is hosting an event on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 5:30pm in CoLab, LYIT for local businesses where they will discuss:CoLab Innovation Centre at LYITThe benefits of using Irish in your businessFunding opportunitiesSimple ways of facilitating the Irish language in your businessWhat local businesses would like to see in an Irish language planThis is your opportunity to have input into a plan which will be implemented over seven years once it is approved and funded by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.“The more input we have from the local community at this stage, the better the plan will be and the more it will do for Letterkenny. Come along, find out more and let us know what you think,” said a member of the Irish language plan committee.For more information, contact Ursula Ní Shabhaois by email [email protected] or call 004428 30 898 242 Letterkenny businesses urged to have their say on Irish language plan was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:BusinessCoLabEventIrish language planLíonra Leitir Ceanainnlast_img read more

first_imgSEATTLE — Matt Chapman is pretty sure he knows what got him his initial chance in the big leagues.The A’s third baseman showed, once again, why he’s considered among the best defenders at his position Monday night with a diving grab into foul territory and a rocket to first base that robbed Seattle’s Mitch Haniger of at least a double.Chapman came up limping on the play but quickly brushed the A’s trainer and his manager aside, telling them he was fine.He proved it by making the other two …last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea players love playing for legend Lampardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFikayo Tomori says Chelsea’s players love playing for manager Frank Lampard.The fullback hit a screamer for the 5-2 win at Wolves yesterday.He told chelseafc.com: “Obviously we are disappointed to have conceded two goals, but we try to think positive, the manager tries to keep us positive in training and off the pitch, in meetings.”He’s a legend at the club so he has the respect of the players already.”His management skills are very good. I had him last year and he’s a very good talker, a very good man-manager, and you can see we want to play for him, want to win games and implement his style of play. We’re working hard day in, day out to try and do that.” last_img read more

first_imgEx-Leicester striker Tony Cottee: This club going placesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Leicester City striker Tony Cottee believes his old club is “going places”.Cottee is impressed by the changes the Foxes has made over the years.He said, “I think it’s certainly a club that’s going places. “I had the pleasure of going to the training ground recently and seeing how they’ve improved the training ground with a new training ground to come next year. There’s not been too many pennies held back with that, there’s a lot of money gone into the infrastructure of the Football Club and big plans for the stadium.“Looking at the pitch here, I’m a little bit jealous, I’ve got to be honest! I’d love to be at the Club now and playing in what are great times for the Club. I had the privilege of playing 20 years ago with a great squad of players.“You look at the squad that’s here now and how the Club is for the present. The past is all well and good, but you have to make sure the present and the future is in good hands and I think it is.“We all know what happened three years ago and the wonderful season that Leicester had. I’m looking to the present and the future and I think it’s a really, really good squad of players and an excellent manager who’s forward-thinking and wants to take the Club onto the next level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

It was a tale of two games.After the men’s hockey team dominated No. 10 Ferris State Friday night, it fell just short on Saturday.Special teams proved to be the difference for the Buckeyes on the weekend. On Friday, the Buckeyes came up with two power play goals, which proved to be necessary for the 5-3 victory.The Buckeyes never trailed in Friday’s contest, due in part to great goaltending from Cal Heeter, who made a career-high 46 saves.“I thought Cal played well,” coach John Markell said. “He faced 49 shots. He made some big saves when he needed to and got on some rebounds.”The script was flipped Saturday night, as it was the Bulldogs who took charge and struck first. Ferris State was able to kill four Buckeye power plays in the first period, and then wasted no time in scoring seven seconds into their own power play opportunity.After falling behind 2-0 at the beginning of the second period, the Buckeyes stormed back, scoring twice in 40 seconds to tie the game.“At that moment, we’re on the road and we’ve got a two-goal lead and it evaporates,” Ferris State coach Bob Daniels said. “Now it’s two to two. Momentum is completely in their favor and the building is rocking.”However, the momentum shift was short-lived as Ferris State added a third goal in the second period and headed into the second intermission leading 3-2.In the third period Kyle Reed ended the Buckeyes’ power play drought — the Buckeyes were previously 0-5 on the power play — with his second goal of the season.The game remained tied throughout regulation and overtime, leading to a shootout.The Buckeyes would eventually succumb to Ferris State on the fourth shooter.John Albert scored for the Buckeyes in their first attempt, but was the only player to mark for his squad. Ferris secured the shootout victory when the Bulldog’s Chad Billins slid the puck past goaltender Dustin Carlson.The Buckeyes finished just 1 for 9 on the power play after converting twice on four opportunities Friday.“[Zac] Dalpe had one on the power play that hit the cross bar, which would have been great to have,” center C.J. Severyn said. “But we were 1 for 9. We had our chances [but couldn’t convert].”The Buckeyes also allowed two power play goals Saturday after killing all of the Bulldogs’ power plays the night before. After the game, coach Markell was more upset with the number of penalties called than the goals surrendered.“There seemed to be some crazy calls that interrupted the flow of the game, I thought,” Markell said. “[The referees] didn’t let us play.”Markell was, however, pleased with the team’s play on the weekend.“I like the way our team is playing,” Markell said. “I like the effort. Our job is to take that on the road.” read more

With the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s roster in limbo and its schedule loaded with tough opponents, coach John Bluem seems to have his work cut out for him in 2012. Despite the obstacles, the team’s goal remains to compete for a Big Ten title. The Buckeyes begin regular season play Friday with a roster comprised of 9 returning starters, 13 letter winners – seven freshmen and four transfers – and an injured Ben Killian, the senior defender who started 16 matches for OSU last season. OSU is also rebounding from the losses of former all-Big Ten goalkeeper Matt Lampson, who signed with the Columbus Crew after the 2011 season, and two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, David Tiemstra, who was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer’s Supplemental Draft. Bluem is confident as the season’s opening kick draws near. “I’m pretty happy where we’re at right now,” Bluem said. “We have a long ways to go still, I think, and a very difficult schedule.” Minor injuries have affected several players, but Bluem said he expects to see players integrated back in the lineup throughout the season. Killian, who is out six to eight weeks with a broken foot, is a different story. “Losing Ben was tough,” Bluem said, “because he had been a starter for three years.” Senior midfielder and team captain Austin McAnena said the team was keeping their eyes on the Big Ten Championship prize through the pain. “I think we can for sure win,” McAnena said. “We’ve got to be in it 100 percent.” Junior defender and captain Sage Gardner agreed that the season focus is conference play and conference wins. “I want to win a Big Ten championship really bad, and coming back from last year and not being able to make the championship,” Gardner said. “I want a chance to go after it again.” With McAnena and Gardner leading the team, the 11 new players also bring opportunities for the team. McAnena said freshman forward Louie Berra and defender Zach Mason could make a difference. “Zach works super hard, and Louie is very confident and very comfortable around the ball,” McAnena said. With ranked competition in No. 12 Indiana, No. 20 Northwestern, No. 7 Louisville and No. 10 Akron on the schedule, Bluem said no game will be an easy win, but he still feels positive about the season with the returning starters and new players alike.  “As a group of players, our target every year, first and foremost, is to win a Big Ten Championship,” said Bluem. Noting that team chemistry helps win games, Bluem said the team is bonding very well and supporting each other ahead of Friday’s opener against the Dayton Flyers. “The core values that we look for in players (are) to be competitive, to work hard, to be a good teammate,” Bluem said. “It’s there.” Friday’s game against the Flyers is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. in Dayton. read more

It seems that for every story to emerge from the NFL Scouting Combine about the honest, hardworking former collegians trying to fight their way onto an NFL roster, there’s another about a drug fiend or a failed attempt at online dating. It is likely many players at the Combine can tout a lifetime of obeying societal norms and laws, showing up for class and making the grade – the good guys. However, the good guys find themselves jockeying for a draft selection against athletes who have faced widespread public ridicule from being kicked out of their respective college programs to even drug rehabilitation. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., site of the Combine, is ground zero for this intersection of good and bad, the law abiding and the criminal, the internet savvy and the potentially gullible. Players of diverse and textured backgrounds speak to NFL coaches, general managers, scouts, the press, occasionally mere feet from each other, about the paths they chose in life. Good or bad, each player is trying to argue that his life’s path should include a stay in the city where that concerned NFL general manager or eager member of the media has traveled from. Take Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, the former Brigham Young University linebacker, for instance. Ansah was born in Accra, Ghana, and you could hear it in his accent as he fielded questions during a Saturday press conference. Ansah spoke of his African homeland with a toothy smile and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work out at the Combine and pursue an NFL career despite not being formally introduced to the game until after he enrolled at BYU. “It’s a blessing,” Ansah said during his Saturday press conference. “This is a really humbling experience for me. I know a lot of people want to be in my shoes.” Hours later, Manti Te’o, a former Notre Dame linebacker, finalist for the 2012 Heisman Trophy and later an alleged victim of an online dating hoax, took to podium “C” in the Combine’s media room as a sea of reporters let fly with camera shutters and questions about his now-public personal follies. The story of Te’o’s victimhood is convoluted, but he maintains that his supposedly deceased girlfriend – Lennay Kekua – never existed. Te’o’s once-inspiring story of perseverance went up in smoke, and he claimed he was the victim of a hoax. At a Saturday Combine press conference, Te’o attempted to deflect questions (one reporter asked if he was currently dating anyone “in real life”) about the incident. “I understand that people have questions,” Te’o said during his Saturday press conference, his first since news of Kekua not existing broke, “but I think I’ve answered everything I could. For me, I’d really like to talk about football … It’s pretty crazy. I’ve been in front of a few cameras. But not as many as this. I said all I needed to say about that.” Te’o was calculated in his remarks about the hoax, causing some pundits to wonder about whether getting caught up with a fake girlfriend could actually cause him to drop in April’s NFL Draft. Tyrann Mathieu was a little more candid while remarking on his very public missteps. Mathieu, a finalist for the 2011 Heisman Trophy as a cornerback, was kicked off the LSU football team after two marijuana-related incidents and an arrest. Mathieu was stirred from his sleep on Sunday at 4 a.m. for a drug test, but wide eyes and a smile accompanied this plea to the NFL during his afternoon press conference: “I’m not totally asking them to trust me right now, but what I am asking is for them to give me a chance.” It’s hard not to think that the bad guys outshone the good guys when you look at the attention paid to athletes like Te’o ad Mathieu versus that paid to Ansah and even the seven Ohio State football Combine invitees. Just as Ansah expressed appreciation for his Combine invitation through his thick Ghanian accent, the Buckeyes said they were thankful for what OSU football did for their careers. “Going through this process, wherever I get drafted, I’m blessed to even be here,” former OSU defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins said during a Saturday interview session. “Wherever I go, I’m happy with that … All the OSU coaches supported me.” read more