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News story: Matt Hancock calls for world to unite in responding to the challenge of mental health

first_img This summit is a landmark moment in changing the way mental illness is perceived and treated globally. The world must unite and take this opportunity to deliver parity for mental health so it is treated the same as physical health. Countries from across the world are in London today to agree action to tackle one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Whether it’s challenging discrimination, promoting wellbeing at work, adopting new technologies, or empowering young people to take steps to a healthier future, long-lasting commitments will be made at this summit which will be a step towards achieving better mental health care for all. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock will launch the government’s ambition to put mental health on an equal footing to physical health across the world, at the first ever annual ministerial mental health summit in London on Tuesday 9 October.Key political figures, innovators, experts, policy-makers and people with lived experience of mental health from around the world will come together at the 2-day summit to agree global action to tackle mental ill-health.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who spearheaded the Heads Together initiative, will join ministers and delegates from more than 50 countries at the summit. Together they will take part in a variety of discussions and expert panels, encouraging them to rethink their current attitudes towards mental health.The global ministerial mental health summit is hosted by the UK government in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with support from the World Health Organization (WHO).The event will also see the launch of a short film from Time to Change called ‘It’s time to talk (about mental health)’. The film features A-list American actress Glenn Close and contributors from Nigeria, India, Kenya and the UK.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: After generations of mental health being the poor relation to physical health, many of us hope that this first ever global mental health summit will be a tipping point that prioritises more action on mental health. We’ve made major progress on mental health stigma in England, and hope the Summit acts as a springboard for change across all countries and cultures, so that there is no shame attached to mental health anywhere in the world.center_img Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, said:last_img read more

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Turkuaz Announces East Coast Spring Tour

first_imgBrooklyn-based nine-piece funk outfit Turkuaz has announced an upcoming batch of east coast spring tour dates, which will see the band cover ground all the way from Vermont to Florida, with plenty of stops in between. Aqueous will be joining the fun at select stops on Turkuaz’s extensive “Life In The City Tour”.Turkuaz’s lengthy tour comes in support of their recently released album, Life In The City, which marks Turkuaz’s fifth album, following up 2015’s Digitonium. Notably, one of the album’s nine tracks, “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, was produced by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and engineered by ET Thorngren.The newly added tour dates will begin in State College, PA’s State Theatre on April 4th, before stops at Hartford, CT’s Infinity Hall (4/5); Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel (4/6); Ithaca, NY’s The Haunt (4/11); Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club (4/12); Charlotte, NC’s The Underground (4/13); Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground (4/18); Woodstock, NY’s Bearsville Theater (4/19); Boston, MA’s Paradise Rock Club (4/20); Charleston, SC’s Pour House (4/25); Tampa, FL’s Crowbar (4/26); with a final show at Miami, FL’s North Beach Bandshell on April 27th.Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, January 25th at 10 a.m. local time. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website here.Turkuaz “Life In The City Tour” (newly added dates bolded):January 23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic LoungeJanuary 24 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art CompanyJanuary 25 Austin, TX @ Antone’sJanuary 26 Houston, TX @ Last Concert Café^^January 29 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^^January 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^^January 31 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up ^^February 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^^February 2 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^^February 5 Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory $$February 6 Bend, OR @ Domino Room $$February 7 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall $$February 8 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $$February 9 Seattle, WA @ Neumos $$February 10 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo $$February 12 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge ++February 13 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto ++February 15 Frisco, CO @ 10 Mile Music Hall ++February 16 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ++March 5 Snowmass Village, CO @ Bud Lite Hi Fi Concert SeriesMarch 7 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads ^^March 8 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ^^March 9 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre ^^March 10 Detroit, MI @ El Club ^^March 14 Louisville, KY @ Gravely BrewingMarch 15-16 Columbus, OH @ St. Fatty’s Daze FestivalApril 4 State College, PA @ The State Theatre ~April 5 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall ~April 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ~April 11 Ithaca, NY @ The HauntApril 12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~April 13 Charlotte, NC @ The UndergroundApril 18 Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundApril 19 Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville TheaterApril 20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock ClubApril 21 Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 FestivalApril 25 Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pour HouseApril 26 Tampa, FL @ CrowbarApril 27 Miami, FL @ North Beach BandshellMay 3 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’sMay 26 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival^^ with Paris Monster$$ with Object Heavy++ Eminence Ensemble~ w/ AqueousView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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GOP tax plan will hurt all but rich

first_imgWhat we are seeing instead is the elimination of tax Schedule A, Itemized Deductions. This has always been a middle-class benefit which helps young adults afford a home by offsetting the costs of mortgage interest, school, state and local taxes, unexpected high medical costs, and job and educational expenses. Not having this support available will kill the hope of homeownership for our middle-class children.The children of the rich have their educations provided by their parents and already have the benefit of receiving up to $5 million of tax-free inheritance.The GOP tax plans now propose to eliminate the tax on inheritance all together. Reducing corporate taxes only benefits the investors and the CEOs, COOs and CFOs that already are receiving ridiculous salaries and bonuses.Further, how specifically are small, family-owned businesses being helped? The GOP tax plan is going to increase by over a trillion dollars the national debt, which already has reached critical proportions do to the cost of 16 years of GOP sanction wars.Bill SmithMechanicvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Republican Party has consistently stated that cutting taxes and reducing the national debt are high priorities.We are now getting a clear picture of what the party of the rich really intends to accomplish now that they have the full power of our government. Republican tax plans make no mention of closing any loopholes that the rich have been using to become ever-more affluent and powerful.last_img read more

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Top IMCA Modified check is $1,000 at May 18 Salmon Valley show

first_imgIMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, E3 Spark Plugs Idaho State and track points are at stake as well in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. More information is available by calling 406 546-3888. Pit gates will be open all day and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps precede 7 p.m. racing. SALMON VALLEY, Idaho – A check for $1,000 waits for the winner of the Saturday, May 18 IMCA Modified feature at Salmon Valley Speedway. There’s a $35 entry fee and pit passes are $15. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, military and students ages seven to 16, and free for ages six and under. last_img