Age Action seeks clarification on suspension of Donegal Mental Health services

first_img WhatsApp Age Action seeks clarification on suspension of Donegal Mental Health services Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By admin – December 5, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleRed Alert: Storm Desmond causes power outages, fallen cables and dangerous driving conditionsNext article42% of Donegal County Council housing offers are rejected admin center_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Age Action has criticised the decision by the Health Service Executive to shut down mental health services for older people in Donegal.Highland Radio has seen the letter issued by the HSE to its local offices in September which states that “all referrals received by the Mental Health Service for Older People will be returned to sender”.Justin Moran of Age Action says the services must be reinstated straight away…….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitterlast_img read more

12 Colorful spring start

first_imgSpring is perhaps the one season we gardeners are most eager for. We’ve spent months poring over catalogs and magazines, exchanging seeds and cuttings with fellow gardeners, sharpening tools and promising ourselves that this spring our garden will be the neighborhood show-stealer.Think about effectsWhen you plan your spring bed, think about the effect you’re trying to get. You can do this with color combinations. For a soothing look, try white, silver, pink, blue and purple. For excitement, plant red, orange and yellow flowers. Complementary colors, such as orange and blue or purple and yellow, form contrasts and create a lot of interest in the landscape.Plant height is important to the design, too. Next to the house, plant a flower border with the tallest plants in the back, medium plants in the middle and short ones in the front. In the front-yard island, put the tallest plants in the middle of the bed and surround them by plants of decreasing heights.With your design goals in mind, consider getting spring off to an early splash with annual bedding plants that grow well in the cool spring season. Among these colorful favorites are pansy, viola, lobelia, alyssum, snapdragon, flowering cabbage and kale and dusty miller.Buy carefully, plant and fertilizeLook for locally grown plants. Since they’ve been grown in Georgia, they’re better adapted to local climates and haven’t been put through the rigors of long travel.Georgia growers produce excellent plants. And after spending months carefully nurturing for their plants, they’re just as eager as you to show their colorful displays.You can buy these plants at a retail greenhouse business, garden center or local farmers market. All of them do best in full or partial sun in well-drained soils. They prefer moderate fertility, or roughly two applications of 1 pound of 10-10-10 per 100 square feet per season. Fertilize them once at transplant and once in midseason.SelectionsPansy and viola. Space these plants on 4- to 8-inch centers. They do best when planted in full sun and given plenty of moisture.Lobelia. This cool-season annual forms brightly colored mounds, 15 to 24 inches tall. The distinctive flowers have two small upper lobes and three lower, spreading, fan-shaped lobes. Depending on the cultivar, lobelias can be pure white, pink, red, violet or purple. Space plants on 6-inch centers. Like pansy and viola, lobelia prefers cool, moist soils.Alyssum. Tiny, cross-shaped, scented flowers in rounded inflorescences form mounds 15 to 24 inches tall. With colors similar to lobelia, treat alyssum similarly in the garden.Snapdragon. For providing height in the flower bed, there’s no better plant than the snapdragon. There’s no scarcity of colors, including bicolored flowers. Cultivars range from dwarf (15 inches) to tall (48 inches). Plant them in full sun on 6- to 8-inch centers. You may need to stake the plants and deadhead to prolong flowering.Ornamental cabbage and kale. These wonderful plants are prized for their leaf color. They work well with pansies. The foliage is showy, with colors from white through pink or red. Kale’s leaves have frilly edges and are sometimes deeply lobed, while cabbage leaves are usually ruffled. Plants grow to 12 inches across and 15-20 inches tall. Plant them in full sun on 12- to 15-inch centers.Dusty miller. A traditional summer annual, you can use it as a cool-season annual by planting it between the flowering species. Its silver-gray, soft foliage complements a range of colors. And when it’s time to remove the early-spring annuals, leave dusty miller in place and plant around it with summer annuals. By Bodie V. Pennisi University of Georgia Volume XXVIII Number 1 Page 12last_img read more

BIH football team gathers today

first_imgBiH Football team, which started rallying on Sunday, will have today at 5 p.m. their first training before the match with Latvia, which will be played on 7 June in Riga, reports Fena.Seven players, Boris Pandža, Mensur Mujdža, Toni Šunjić, Jasmin Fejzić, Haris Medunjanin, Ivan Sesar i Edin Višća have already arrived, and 13 of 22 players will attend today’s training.Other players will come to Sarajevo after they finish duties to their clubs, and all players will be available for trainings by 3 June.During 10 days of trainings they will play a match against U-21 team on Friday, 31 May at 7.30 p.m.last_img read more