44 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Grant funding for local organisations supporting people with mental healthy problems is expected to rise by more than 55 per cent.According to UK Community Foundations (UKCF) – the umbrella body for community foundations – its member organisations predict they will make £1.84 million available to “small frontline charities” working in mental health during 2014/15. This compares to the £1.19 million donated in the last financial year.Stephen Hammersley, UKCF’s ceo, said:“UKCF and its network of community foundations have witnessed a rise in donors recognising these issues in communities across the nations, and targeting their funds accordingly.“Although the figures are small in comparison to the £65 million community foundations make in grants every year, the rise is pronounced and suggests that the stigma of mental health is being challenged.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 August 2014 | News Tagged with: community foundations Funding mental health Community foundations increase mental health funding
Advertisement Email 2. What do you hope to achieve if elected?I hope to:• facilitate the formulation of a suicide prevention strategy specifically for Limerick• give carers, people with disabilities and their families a voice at the council table• include all voices in the conversation about our in-effective transport infrastructure• get a better, more visual Garda presence on our streets• sort out the ‘dog dirt’ issue, which has become a scourge• encourage sustainable living• insist on more openness, transparency, and accountability in local government.3. The best reason for someone to give you their vote?I HAVE a solid record in service to the public, nationally and locally. I am very experienced politically and I won’t give up until the job is done.We deserve strong representation on the council and if you want real change, vote Eleanor McSherry No. 1 or your next highest preference. #Caring4Others1st Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience 1. Tell us about your background?I HAVE lived most of my life in Limerick North, currently in Ashbrook, along with my family, extended family and friends in the vicinity. I was educated locally in Salesians’ schools and then Mary Immaculate College.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I work part-time with University College Cork (Limerick Centre), also Limerick and Clare E.T.B. and Hibernia College Dublin.I have spent the last 14 years as a political campaigner for the rights of special needs families, people with disabilities and the arts/cultural community. I co-founded the Special Needs Parents Association and the Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (L.A.C.E.). I volunteer with Dóchas: Mid West Autism Support. My son has Autism.I’ve contributed to the National Suicide Strategy Reachout 2005–2014, Limerick’s Cultural Strategy 2016-2030 and its Tourism Strategy 2019-2023. I also work on a research team for the National Disability Authority with the University of Limerick. WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Print TAGSLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Elections 2019politicssponsoredvideo Facebook Previous articleClaim that directly elected mayor could turn Limerick into ‘another Venezuela’Next articleSponsored: Election profile: Azad Talukder, Fianna Fáil Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsPoliticsLifestyleSponsored ContentVideoSponsored: Election profile – Eleanor McSherry, Fine GaelBy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2019 399 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Celebrating his latest studio album, Ashes and Dust featuring the newgrass jam band Railroad Earth, revered guitarist Warren Haynes is playing at The Space at Westbury on Oct. 7. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter has a decades-long career jamming alongside The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, and The Dead. The Press had the pleasure of speaking with Warren before his big night.Long Island Press: You grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. How did that influence your career?Warren Haynes: When I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, music in your region made a much larger impression than today. Now, musicians all over the world can discover getting music from anywhere in any genre quite easily due to the technology. But when I was a kid, a lot of the local and regional music helped shape the local musicians. We all learned from each other, we all learned from the local scene, and were exposed to different types of music. Ashes and Dust’s music was very influenced by what I heard when I was really young. Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, there was a lot of folk music and Appalachian music that I was exposed to from the time that I was probably six or seven years old.LIP: Was the guitar your main influence?WH: I sang long before I started playing guitar. I was seven or eight. The folk music and Appalachian music that I was hearing was mostly in the background and coming from my dad. As kids, you rebel against your parents’ music. Along with my two older brothers, I was listening to soul music. James Brown, The Temptations. I’d also hear The Beatles in the background due to my older brothers.LIP: What got you interested in guitar?WH: It wasn’t until I discovered Rock and Roll music that I really wanted to play guitar. That was quite a few years later. It was all so overwhelming. It was such a great time period to discover guitar-influenced music. Hearing Jimi Hendrix and Cream and Johnny Winter were my first three introductions into that world. The first song that I remember making a big impression on me was “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel. I was probably five years old. I heard it on the radio. While I was way too young to understand what the lyrics were about, just the sound of it spooked me and made me wonder what the hell was going on. I think [‘Sound of Silence’] is a masterpiece.LIP: Are there any songs from Ashes and Dust that you’re particularly proud of?WH: I love every song on there. I can allude to the fact that the song “Company Men” is about my father. So, in a different sort of way, I’m very proud of that.LIP: If you could require the president to hear one song, which one would it be?WH: I would say, “Hallelujah Boulevard.” It has several messages that would probably be good for anybody in power.LIP: If you could get any musician or band, living or dead, who would be in your “dream band?”WH: There are so many musicians who have passed away that would be wonderful to have the experience of playing with. People like John Bonham on drums, Jaco Pastorius on base, Wes Montgomery or Jimi Hendrix for guitar, [John] Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bob Marley. I’m kind of easing myself out of the picture here. That just gives me a band that I can sit and listen to.LIP: If your life didn’t turn out the way it did, do you think you still would have pushed for a musical career?WH: I grew up in a time period when the mindset of being a musician was a lifelong process. You didn’t try it for a while and if doesn’t work out you try something else. A lot of people were forced to go into other lines of work because they had families. That didn’t make them stop being musicians, it just made them not rely on the music business to make a living. I think when you decide to be a musician you’re a musician for life. In recent years, I’ve never felt like I would advise people to get into the music business unless they’re completely obsessed with it and they know that’s what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Music is so rewarding if you just experience it in a non-professional way. It’s amazing. Putting the pressure on yourself to have to make a living that way is a hard way to go. I’ve been lucky, but I’ve also made a lot of sacrifices and had a lot of years of struggle. It’s not something that comes about easily.LIP: Everybody’s going to be adding Ashes and Dust to their home collection. Who’s in your home collection? Too many to count?WH: I mean, thousands and thousands. I grew up with two older brothers that were not only avid music lovers with great taste in music, but collectors in their own way, especially one of my brothers. He had thousands of vinyl records when we were growing up and eventually opened up his own record store for like 25 years. There was so much music for me to choose from at any time. Pretty much any genre of music I could discover. It was like growing up in a library.LIP: What is your favorite album by another artist?WH: My favorite jazz album is Something Else by Cannonball Adderley. There’s also a Willie Dixon two CD box set that came out on Chess Records, where it’s all the great blues artists preforming Willie Dixon songs. That’s an amazing thing to have in your collection.LIP: How do you feel about censorship in music?WH: I don’t really care for the most part. I think sometimes having it unnecessarily included is just a cheap way just to garner attention in music. But there are times when what you’re trying to say requires profanity. People don’t have to listen to your music. Make it how you want to make it.LIP: What’s next after Ashes and Dust?WH: Maybe the next Gov’t Mule record. I’m also working on a follow up to Ashes and Dust. We’ll see which comes next.
by Jim Litke(AP)—Joe Paterno had barely hung up the phone when his wife of 50 years picked it up and redialed the number scrawled on the slip of paper.“After 61 years,” Sue Paterno said to the man who had just fired her husband, “he deserved better.” On the other end was John Surma, vice chairman for a Penn State Board of Trustees that couldn’t muster enough courage or decency to fire Paterno in person. Board members were desperate to stanch the tidal wave of bad news that followed the indictment of Paterno’s longtime former assistant, Jerry Sandusky, on multiple counts of child sex abuse just a few days earlier.So an assistant athletic director knocked on the front door of Paternos’ home that cold November night and wordlessly handed over the note with Surma’s name and a phone number on it. In that mercilessly brief call, Paterno was told that after nearly a half century as coach of the Nittany Lions, he was being fired “effective immediately.”Like that conversation, the one that began with Sue Paterno’s call back didn’t last long.“He deserved better,” she repeated, and then hung up.Yes, he did.And there may be no more fitting postscript for the life and career of a football coach, husband and father who became not just the face, but the unyielding, cantankerous soul of a school that over the course of his tenure was transformed from a “cow college” into a top-shelf public research university. Now all those people who rushed to judgment about Paterno’s role in the Sandusky case will have to find their way out from under the sordid scandal without the longtime coach.Paterno, 85, died Sunday of lung cancer. Those who knew him well believe it was something more akin to a broken heart.“The thing you hear about people who live long lives is that they were still passionate about something, still striving,” said Brett Conway, who played for Paterno before graduating from Penn State in 1997 and embarking on a six-year career in the NFL as a placekicker. “Once they took that away from him, a lot of us felt he was going to have a tough time surviving.“I talked to a few teammates this morning and tried to think of something profound to say about the man who did so much for so many of us. But I can’t think of any single thing. … I had my 4-year-old daughter in my lap when the news came on and she asked me who Joe Paterno was. I told her he was my coach, that we called him JoePa and that he was one of the finest men I ever met in my life.”In his quiet moments, Paterno occasionally invoked the fate of Bear Bryant—another coaching legend who died within weeks after stepping down at Alabama—as though it were some kind of cautionary tale. Yet he remained stubborn to the end, beating back more than one previous attempt by higher-ups at the school to force his hand, most recently in 2004. He kept insisting the game hadn’t passed him by, and that getting through to kids who weren’t as old as some of the sportcoats in his closet was no big deal.In the only interview granted since his Nov. 9 firing, a frail and sometimes-foggy Paterno told Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post many of the same things he said when news of Sandusky’s indictment broke. Most important, that he wished he’d done more when assistant Mike McQueary came to his house on a Saturday morning in 2002, shaken by what he would later tell a grand jury he had seen the night before in a shower at the team’s football complex: Sandusky raping a young boy.Except that out of deference to his aging and decidedly old-school coach, McQueary apparently withheld the most gruesome details from Paterno.It was a story Paterno couldn’t—or wouldn’t— comprehend.“You know, he didn’t want to get specific,” Paterno told the newspaper. “And to be frank with you I don’t know that it would have done any good, because I never heard of, of, rape and a man. So I just did what I thought was best. I talked to people that I thought would be, if there was a problem, that would be following up on it.”We know now that didn’t happen. Paterno never sufficiently explained why, after meeting his legal obligations by notifying his superiors at the university, he didn’t satisfy his moral obligation to do more. He said several times he wish he had. People who judged him guilty then will not change their opinions.“This is not a defense, or an excuse, and maybe it’s even a bad analogy,” Conway began. “But there were so many things about Joe and his ‘old-schoolness’ that probably kept him from comprehending the horror of what Jerry had done. He knew something was wrong, something of a sexual nature and ultimately, all he could bring himself to do is what he was supposed to do.”And if the people who ultimately made the decision to fire him measure up to being even half the man he was,” he said finally, “I’ll be plenty surprised.”Paterno’s legacy will forever be clouded, in large part because the chance to prove his remorse in the final chapter of his public life was taken by the trustees and now is gone forever. For the lion’s share of his 85 years, though, Paterno piled one good deed atop one another that had nothing to do with football—things that time can’t erase, like the library that sits several blocks from the football stadium and was built in large part with his donations back to the school.On balance, all that good should have been enough to earn him one final opportunity to erase the stain that he called one of the great tragedies of his life.He deserved better. LEGENDARY COACH—In this Sept. 4, 2004 photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before a game against Akron in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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With all the activities now available to students, schools sports, such as volleyball, has taken a back seat at Trafalgar Junior Secondary in Nelson.Which are primarily why there have been very few boys teams wearing the Thunder jerseys.That’s all changed as Trafalgar has its first boy’s volleyball squad in many years serving, diving and bumping in gymnasiums throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary region.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Boy’s Thunder squad with Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, Van Kozak, Nathanial Pan, Amran Bhabra, Joe Davidson, Drake Proctor, Kaleb Percival, Mason Scott, Matti Erickson, Ben Thast, Dylan Mowery and coach Staci Proctor.