first_imgAn angry meeting has heard there are plans to slash day service supports to people with special needs and their families in Inishowen.The cuts will see a dwindling of services from five days down to three at centres in Buncrana, Carndonagh and Moville.News of the meeting at the Cashel na Cor Centre, Buncrana has rocked families who were informed of the proposed cuts to services. News of the plans have been slammed by Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn who attended the meeting.“The anger was palpable at tonight’s meeting. To target persons with special needs and their families is a new low. These families desperately need the support that they receive to give them the strength required to support their loved ones.“It was shameful for families as vulnerable as theirs to be given news like this. There has to be a threshold of decency for this Government and Minister Reilly and support for special needs has to be that threshold.“It is clear that the HSE have been instructed to make drastic cutbacks across the board with no instructions given on what services are untouchable”. The Donegal North East TD added that the people of Inishowen will not stand for this.He said they have rallied together and raised huge amounts of money for these centres.“It was clear from tonight’s meeting that this proposal will be fought tooth and nail. Soon, a delegation of parents, committee members from the affected centres and local public representatives including myself will unite together with one voice to meet HSE managers in Donegal.“We have one message for them and Minister Reilly. We will not accept our most vulnerable citizens being targeted for cuts. They need to get a Plan B,” he insisted.OUTRAGE AFTER MEETING HEARS OF CUTS TO SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES was last modified: September 4th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:PADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNspcial needs cutslast_img read more

The piece released Wednesday shows Kolb on 217

first_imgThe piece, released Wednesday, shows Kolb, on 217 drop backs, has been given 2.84 seconds before he’s gotten rid of the ball. Skelton, on 187 drop backs, has had 2.64 seconds. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories However, that only takes into account the passes the quarterbacks got off. The site’s research shows Kolb, who has been sacked 27 times this season, has had a league-worst 2.49 seconds from the time the ball was snapped to when he was dropped by a defender. Skelton, who has been taken down 14 times this season, has been given 2.64 seconds before a defender got to him.So, what does this show? Besides the line apparently blocking marginally better for Skelton than Kolb, it makes one wonder how the injured Cardinals signal caller was even able to be as effective as he was, given the fact that he was under immediate pressure seemingly every time he dropped back to pass.As ProFootballFocus put it, “Nobody warrants your sympathy more than Kevin Kolb who was not helped by a pass protection unit that saw his average sack coming within 2.3 seconds of the ball being snapped.” Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Thanks to the sack tracker (and our eyes), we know both Kevin Kolb and John Skelton have been sacked often this season.And now, due to the hard work by the folks at ProFootballFocus.com, we’re aware of just how little time Arizona’s passers have had to throw the football.Now to explain what ‘time to throw’ is, we record the time from when the ball is snapped to the point where the quarterback has either thrown a pass or can no longer throw a pass (has been sacked or scrambled past the line of scrimmage). The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more