Missing Grande Prairie man has connections to Northern BC

first_imgRCMP Grande Prairie are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 26-year-old male.On September 7, 2015, a family member of 26-year-old Kenneth Snow called to report that he was missing. The family member reported that Snow was last seen August 24th, 2015. Sno was last seen in the Grande Prairie area but does have connections in Northern British Columbia communities.Snow is described as Caucasian, dark brown hair, brown eyes, 150 lbs, 5’7” with a short beard. Snow has a tattoo of a snowman on his right calf and a cross skull on his left shoulder.Police are asking anyone who knows of Snow’s whereabouts or has recently been in contact with him to please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Donegal students speak out on social concerns as part of ‘Speak Out Tour’

first_imgSome 500 second-level students from Donegal and surrounding counties will speak out on local, national and international issues at today’s Young Social Innovators Speak Out Tour 2019 regional event in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo.Now in its 17th year, Young Social Innovators seeks to strengthen civic society by giving teenagers a platform to articulate their ideas, insights, passions and expertise.It challenges young people to creatively tackle social issues affecting them, their communities and wider society and to develop innovations that focus on the betterment of society and improve the lives of others. As part of the Speak Out Tour, teenagers are given the opportunity to make a two-minute presentation setting out their aspirations for the kind of Ireland they want to live in – a vision they are trying to bring to reality through the social innovation projects on which they are working.At today’s event in Sligo’s Clayton Hotel, students from schools in Donegal, Sligo and Mayo will outline their innovative ideas on a range of social issues such as health, poverty, climate change and diversity. Some projects speaking out today include:Loreto Secondary School – Heart 2 Heart – This group of young heart health activists is working towards spreading awareness concerning heart disease, factors that contribute to heart disease, and what individuals can do when they witness someone who is in cardiac distress.Rosses Community School – Addicted to SMOG – This team is working to tackle the persistent problem of young people’s attitudes to social media and online gaming (SMOG). Against the backdrop of Dáil100 and the upcoming local and European elections, this year Young Social Innovators is also calling on young people to ‘make your voice heard’ at a political level through a #TellYourTD campaign.21.03.19. Sligo. Young Social Innovators Speak Out Tour 2019. Here are (LR) Sarah McRory, Page Ferguson, Natasha Boyle, Dylan Birmingham, Chelsea Farrell, Eva Glenn, Caoimhe Grant, Ellie Kate O’Donnell from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co. Donegal arriving to speak out about issues they care about. Photo by Aileen O’Hagan.Co-founder and CEO of Young Social Innovators, Rachel Collier said: “One hundred years ago, the first Dáil sat in the Mansion House in Dublin and began discussions on the formation of a democratic republic: members outlined their vision, one that put the common good, and most particularly the well-being of our children and young people, first.“At today’s leg of the Young Social Innovators Speak Out Tour, we have many of these young citizens of Ireland, who are not just setting out ideas but are actively engaged in designing solutions to address issues that affect us.”She added: “In commemoration of the centenary of the first Dail, a key theme for Young Social Innovators in 2019 is participatory democracy.“As a platform for youth voice in Ireland, we feel it is important that young people experience democracy in a real way and that young people feel that the political system is one that works for them on the issues they care about. “We see many countries, not too far away, that are suffering from a democratic deficit; where the population feel disengaged and disconnected from local and national decision making.“Our ability to engage citizens in meaningful ways is a necessary prerequisite for a healthy cohesive society, one that is fit to address the changes we know are necessary to achieve wellbeing, equality and environmental sustainability here and globally.”Donegal students speak out on social concerns as part of ‘Speak Out Tour’ was last modified: March 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Speak Out Tourlast_img read more

Mental health crisis down to govt neglect, Donegal TD says

first_imgThe government has been accused of failing people with mental health issues following a report released by the Mental Health Commission today. The Mental Health Commission has offered a damning indictment of mental healthcare services in Ireland in a report published on Thursday morning.The report, titled Rehabilitation And Recovery Mental Health Services In Ireland, notes that provision of mental healthcare for those in recovery falls well short of the recommendations laid out in the Vision For Change strategy document published by the HSE in 2006. Donegal TD, Pat the Cope Gallagher said the report showed a gross lack of funding and neglect by the current government.He said: “This follows on from the last four years when the mental health budget was either left unspent or funds transferred from it to other budget headings.“It is plain and simple this Government is not giving the appropriate level of support to mental health services,” added Pat the Cope.“People with severe and enduring mental illness are some of the most vulnerable in our community. Rehabilitation provides them with an opportunity to recover and regain a quality of life. “The Mental Health Commission’s report makes it clear that this opportunity is being lost and that the state is guilty of long-term neglect of people in need of services.“When the failure to provide basic services as highlighted in this report is matched with the withholding of €25 million in mental health funding it paints a picture of fundamental delinquency in our health services, it also shows clearly that the government are giving the adequate support levels to mental health in this country.“There is a clear failure of political will to ensure policy implementation and oversight,” stated Pat the Cope.“The HSE is accountable to the Minister for Health – he needs to instruct the HSE to put in place an action plan to implement mental health policy.“The current situation is completely unacceptable, and the Minister must take responsibility. “But, more importantly mental health service needs to get the attention and support they deserve and urgently need,” concluded Pat the Cope.Mental health crisis down to govt neglect, Donegal TD says was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Deputy Pat the Cope Gallaghermental healthMinister for HealthSimon HarrisWorld Mental Health Daylast_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green (right heel soreness) out against Mavericks

first_imgDALLAS — One night after hurting his elbow on a hard fall against the Memphis Grizzlies, Warriors forward Draymond Green is out for Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks as he deals with a sore right heel.“The elbow is fine,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He was just banged up, he played 35 minutes last night. He wants to be out there.”Green, 29, was not listed on the injury report Wednesday afternoon but was considered a game-time decision. After Green went through warms ups the …last_img read more

Startups and the Challenge to Maintain Work-Life Balance

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Image credits: Flickr user Chris Halderman audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Maintaining a sensible work-life balance can be difficult for anyone. But if you’re launching your own company, the challenge is thousand-fold. Back in September, BankSimple founder Alex Payne wrote a post detailing some of his suggestions on how to “stay healthy and sane at a startup.”The post should be required reading for those that are facing what Payne describes as the “unrelenting stress and chaos of a fast-growing startup.” He points to several key areas in which he’s made adjustments in his life to help combat the chaos: exercise, diet, meditation, and time management.The latter is particularly important as it has less to do with being efficient and well-organized than it does about “protecting your sanity.” “From my perspective,” writes Payne, “time management is less a set of techniques than a mindset, albeit one assisted by social skills that allow you to defend your time and sanity. If you’re totally new to the idea of time management, this talk by ‘last lecture’ professor Randy Pausch will get you started. Once you’re set with keeping a calendar, working through a task list, and batching your phone and email sessions, the broader mindset of time management is acquired through experience. You’ll figure out what works for you, and where you need to draw boundaries.”How many of you need to take some of these lessons to heart? After all, statistics gleaned from ChubbyBrain‘s Funding Recommendation Engine reveal that almost 82% of you work more than 40 hours a week. Of course, that may not in itself be a sign that things are out-of-whack. But it should prompt the question: how do you work to stay sane as an entrepreneur? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#start#tips last_img read more