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County to Explore Opportunities to Treat Larger Population of Homeless Mentally Ill

first_imgGovernment County to Explore Opportunities to Treat Larger Population of Homeless Mentally Ill Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 12:20 pm Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News A motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, directs county agencies to investigate and report back with recommendations on ways the County can expand treatment opportunities to a larger population of homeless mentally ill.Within the County’s chronically homeless population, there is a significant segment of individuals who refuse treatment – but are clearly in need of care,” said Barger. “Their condition prevents them from accepting treatment or providing for their own basic needs – yet they don’t meet the nebulous 5150 threshold of “being a danger to themselves and others.”Section 5150 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code authorizes a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes him or her a danger to themselves, a danger to others, and/or is gravely disabled.“I strongly believe that if someone’s mental disorder prevents them from providing for their own basic needs then they are in fact, “gravely disabled,” and in need of intervention and care,” added Supervisor Barger.With today’s action, the county will review California’s mental health laws to determine the county’s role in providing mental health care for the most hard-to-reach portion of the county’s homeless population and evaluate the 72-hour hold duration period. The analysis by County Counsel and the Department of Mental Health should include recommendations for amendments to existing laws, if necessary, and report back in 45 days. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

From Covid to cork – bespoke and tailored to your taste

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NO FEE PIC L-R Conor Duggan, Conor Mulligan, and Neil O Reilly pictured at the launch of Boxofwine.ie Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.WHEN the hospitality sector was pounded by the pandemic, Conor Duggan, Neil O’Reilly & Conor Mulligan had to quickly turn their hands, expert noses for wine and entrepreneurial spirit to something else.The dynamic young entrepreneurs blended their combined 30 years working in the hospitality, bar and wine industry along with their passion for wine and Boxofwine.ie was born – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company, delivered nationwide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Boxofwine.ie provides a bespoke wine offering, tailored to individual tastes and conveniently and safely delivered straight to your door in a beautifully presented box – the ultimate treat!NO FEE PIC 11/01/2021 Boxofwine.ie – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.The innovation that sets Boxofwine.ie apart is a quick online questionnaire and a clever algorithm which provides the experts and sommeliers at boxofwine.ie with a guideline on individual taste preferences.This allows them to curate a personalised box of three bottles of top quality, highly regarded wine each month, changing with each delivery but still remaining true to the customer’s taste.The convenient and clever concept is contactless and, for an introductory price of €49 per month, the unique approach will ensure that wine lovers are surprised with new wines each month, including a mix of old favourites and exciting newcomers.All wines they are sure to love.  The box also contains Boxofwine.ie tasting cards with intriguing information on vineyards, family run wine businesses, food pairing suggestions and flavours in the wine to identify.It is a great way to learn about a world of wines not available in supermarkets and local stores. Full-bodied or flinty, there is something inherently dignified and sophisticated about being a wine connoisseur.  Pleasurable lock-down learning if you will!The concept provides an element of surprise each month with new selections to enjoy.  It takes the experience of shopping for wine out of the mundane and into a more exciting space.Via the initial quiz and open dialogue inviting feedback each month, customers are guaranteed their newly discovered wines will be to their taste.  They become part of a wine tribe to trust.Managing Director Conor Duggan said: “Our aim is to create a brand new way of enjoying wine at home. We want to make the world of wine a less intimidating place, to expand your palate and to introduce fantastic, great value wine you won’t find in your local supermarket.“We are certain that once you take our wine quiz and receive your first contactless delivery, chosen specifically for you, you won’t be disappointed.” he said.Boxofwine.ie also features a gift shop with clever options such as the “Netflix and Chill” Box, “Rosé Bubbles” Box and they partner with local Irish suppliers Dalkey Handmade Soaps, Irish Sock Society and Skellig Chocolates.There are also gift cards available for the subscription service – the gift that keeps on giving!  All are beautifully presented and delivered nationwide.A perfect corporate gift or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, occasion or just to say thank you. See www.boxofwine.ie or find @boxofwine.ie on Facebook and Instagram. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSBox of WineKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Linkedin Printcenter_img LimerickNewsFrom Covid to cork – bespoke and tailored to your tasteBy Meghann Scully – January 11, 2021 143 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement Email Previous articleOn this day in 2020: Limerick claim pre season double in the Gaelic GroundsNext articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

QUICK HITS: NO PIPELINES IN PISGAH

first_imgIn Virginia, swaths of forest hundreds of miles long are being clearcut for pipeline corridors, drawing protests from Virginians across the political spectrum. Pipeline construction crews are bulldozing a path across Jefferson National Forest and blasting under the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail.Could similar pipelines be routed through North Carolina’s Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in the coming years? The Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest is finalizing a 30-year forest plan this winter. No pipeline restrictions currently exist in the forest plan.I HEART PISGAH—a coalition of over 100 organizations and thousands of individuals—is hoping to change that. They and other outdoor groups are encouraging the U.S. Forest Service to prohibit pipelines and other rights of way from passing through the Pisgah-Nantahala.“We are seeing the damage and destruction caused by pipelines in the Jefferson National Forest,” says Hannah Furgiuele, organizer for I HEART PISGAH. “We want to make sure the Pisgah-Nantahala avoids a similar fate. The Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan is our best opportunity to prevent pipelines from bulldozing through our Blue Ridge backyards.”Already, a gas pipeline has been proposed to run through Pisgah National Forest from the Duke power plant in Asheville to Canton. Other gas and infrastructure rights-of-way through the Pisgah-Nanthala may also be proposed over the 30-year lifespan of the forest plan.last_img read more

Malaria deaths hugely underestimated – Lancet study

first_img 7 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Malaria deaths hugely underestimated – Lancet study by: – February 3, 2012center_img Share Share Mosquitoes carry the parasite which causes malaria in humans Worldwide malaria deaths may be almost twice as high as previously estimated, a study reports.The research, published in the British medical journal the Lancet, suggests 1.24 million people died from the mosquito-borne disease in 2010.This compares to a World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate for 2010 of 655,000 deaths. But both the new study and the WHO indicate global death rates are now falling.The research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It used new data and new computer modelling to build a historical database for malaria between 1980 and 2010.The conclusion was that worldwide deaths had risen from 995,000 in 1980 to a peak of 1.82 million in 2004, before falling to 1.24 million in 2010.The rise in malaria deaths up to 2004 is attributed to a growth in populations at risk of malaria, while the decline since 2004 is attributed to “a rapid scaling up of malaria control in Africa”, supported by international donors.While most deaths were among young children and in Africa, the researchers noted a higher proportion of deaths among older children and adults than previously estimated. In total, 433,000 more deaths occurred among children over five and adults in 2010 than in the WHO estimate.“You learn in medical school that people exposed to malaria as children develop immunity and rarely die from malaria as adults,” said Dr Christopher Murray of the University of Washington in Seattle, who led the study. “What we have found in hospital records, death records, surveys and other sources shows that just is not the case.”The researchers also concluded malaria eradication was not a possibility in the short-term. “We estimated that if decreases from the peak year of 2004 continue, malaria mortality will decrease to less than 100,000 deaths only after 2020,” they write.Disturbing numbersThe Lancet’s editor, Richard Horton, told the BBC: “Right now we don’t actually have any reliable primary numbers for malaria deaths in some of the most malarious regions of the world, so what numbers we have come from estimates.“What this paper reports is a new way of estimating the number of malaria deaths, where they’ve used additional data sets and improved mathematical models from calculating mortality.”But despite what he calls the “disturbing” number of deaths recorded, he believes the underlying message of the report is that the disease can and is being controlled. “Since 2004, the number of malaria deaths has dropped by about a third, and that’s really been the time when the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has swung into action” he said. “Over the past decade, 230 million cases of malaria have been treated and the same number of bed nets have been distributed to people at risk of malaria, and the result of that has been this huge downturn. So what we know is that we’re actually able to turn off malaria with our existing interventions.”Commenting on the new study, Professor David Schellenberg of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said the researchers had “gone to great lengths to assemble information from a range of sources and to make adjustments for the inadequate data quality”. “We can argue about the strengths and weaknesses of their approach but should not be distracted by the details of the methods: however you look at it, far too many people are dying from malaria.“The introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria, recommended by the WHO in 2010 and increasingly available in endemic countries, affords an unprecedented opportunity to take the guesswork out of malaria diagnosis and to improve the reliability of information,” he added.The new survey involved a range of measures to try and obtain a better estimate of global malaria deaths. New data sets were examined and computer models built which factored in a host of elements such as transmission rates, healthcare access, drug resistance and bednet coverage.The work also involved trying to judge the impact of the misclassification of deaths in the affected regions. This readjustment alone generated a rise of 21% in the number of malaria deaths. BBC Newslast_img read more