first_imgThe Swilly Seals had fourteen swimmers compete with North Ulster against South Ulster in the P.T. L end of season Gala in Ballymena on Saturday 25th April.Having already won Division three this season and securing promotion to Division two for next season this was the icing on the cake for the club. Further cementing North Donegal on the map in the Ulster swimming circle.Superb performances were given by young Johnny Lamb and Thomas Keys setting new pbs and narrowly missing out on medals. Medals were won byMolly Nulty- 3 goldsChloe Shiels- 1 silverJoyce Judy- 2 gold, 1 silver Emma Finney- 1 bronzeSinead O’Kane- 1 bronzeEmma Tinney- 1 bronzeSinead O Kane- 1 bronzeEmma Vaughan- 1 gold, 3 silver Orlaith Fogarty- 1 silver, 1 bronzeCody Dunnion- 1 SilverCian Mulligan- 1 bronzeThomas Coyle- 1 gold, 1 silver Filip Blazejczak- 1 bronzeJonathan Martin- 2 silver, 2 bronzeWith a shorter trip to Ballyshannon this coming weekend the Seals will compete in the Community Games County Finals. Best of luck to all swimmers!The club will hold a swimathon next month to raise much needed funds. A squad swimmers will swim 5000 Metres (200 lengths) B squad 3000 Metres (120 lengths) and C squad 1500 Metres (60 lengths)..SWIMMING: SWILLY SEALS PUT NORTH DONEGAL ON ULSTER SWIMMING MAP was last modified: April 26th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennySwilly Sealslast_img read more

The invisible problem in gun violence research

first_imgQ: What are some challenges in the field of gun research right now?  A: In 2013, there were over 137,867 calls to the Philadelphia [Pennsylvania,] police department for domestic violence assistance, which is a remarkable number in a population of 1.5 million. Of that, 35,413 incidents were between intimate partners, but only 576 involved a gun. We found that most of the incidents were verbal-only in nature. When there was a weapon used, it was most often a bodily weapon—hands, fists, or feet. When an external weapon was used, a third of the time it was a gun, and the remainder it was essentially whatever was within reach—a knife, a bat, ashtrays, you name it. The offenders were less likely to punch or kick the victim when a gun was involved. In other words, the victim was less likely to be injured when a gun was involved.  Check out our full coverage of AAAS 2017. Q: What is the relationship between guns and intimate partner violence? BOSTON—What happens when guns are present at the scene of domestic disputes—but not fired? It’s a slice of gun research that’s “largely invisible,” says Susan Sorenson, a public health professor at University of Pennsylvania who specializes in gun violence. In a session here Friday at the annual meeting of AAAS, which publishes Science, she argued that—because medicine, public health, and law enforcement usually focus on physical injury—researchers are missing the psychological impacts of so-called nonfatal gun use. Sorenson sat down with Science to discuss her latest study and broader challenges to the field of gun research. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.  The invisible problem in gun violence research St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office via Wikimedia Commons Gun violence expert Susan Sorenson.center_img By Rachael LallensackFeb. 20, 2017 , 10:15 AM Gun use contributes to a circumstance that is called coercive control. Coercive control is at the heart of battering. If coercive control is present in a violent relationship, [methods of coercion] like psychological manipulation, limiting access to others, limiting movement, denigration, insults, and belittling all cause the woman’s worldview to shift to some degree. So if [the offender] were to hit her after all of this psychological, emotional, economic, and other kinds of abuse, she becomes more compliant—and less likely to leave.  A: One is funding, and there other is political will. The extremely limited federal funding in the past 2 decades has hampered researchers’ ability to address important policy questions. It creates a circumstance that deters the next generation of researchers from entering the field.  Q: What are the psychological impacts of these types of incidents?A: About 69% of the time, guns were used as a method for intimidation. We found that fear is substantially higher when a gun is used to threaten a victim. When establishing credibility in a police report, fear is important to record in the absence of physical injury. Medicine, public health, and law enforcement usually focus on physical injury, so data on guns as threats have been largely invisible in those fields.  Connor Augustine Women are less likely to be injured when a gun is involved in intimate partner violence.last_img read more