Two children among 80 suicides in first three months of this year, figures show

first_imgThere have been almost 80 deaths by suicide in the country in the first three months of the year, including two children, figures show. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released its Vital Statistics Report on births, deaths, and marriages for the first quarter of 2019.Statistics in relation to deaths are provisional and may be revised as more inquests and investigations are completed over time, according to the Irish Examiner. The figures are broadly in line with previous years. Provisional CSO data shows that 352 people died by suicide last year, and 392 in 2017.In its births section, the CSO found that more than 200 teenagers had a baby in the first three months of the year. Of these, 23 were aged 16 or under and three were aged 15 or under. In total, there were 15,893 births in the first quarter of the year, 7,761 of which were female and 8,132 of which were male.It is 1,234 more than in the same period last year and represents an annual birth rate of 13.1 per 1,000 people, the same as this time last year.The average age of mothers continues to increase and is now 33. The average age of first-time mothers was 31.3 years.The report also noted that there were 1,061 mothers aged 40 to 44, and 101 aged over 45, 41 of whom were first-time mothers. According to the CSO report, almost two-thirds of births (62%) were registered to married couples. There were more than 6,000946 births registered outside marriage in the first three months of the year.Limerick City showed the highest percentage of births outside marriage at 53.9%, with the lowest percentage of this in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, where it was 24.9%.Of the 15,893 births registered in the first quarter, 77.7% were born to mothers of Irish nationality. This was almost identical to the same period in 2018.According to the report, there were 52 infant deaths registered in the first three months of the year, equating to an infant mortality rate of 3.3 per 1,000 births.There were also 41 neonatal deaths, referring to deaths of infants under four weeks.According to the CSO report, there were 8,618 deaths in the first three months of the year, a decrease of 7.1%.Cancer was registered as the most frequent cause and was cited in 30.3% of cases. Issues related to the circulatory system were a factor in 29% of cases, and respiratory diseases were the registered cause of death in 14% of cases.Accidents, suicide, and other was the registered cause of 261 deaths, two-thirds of which were accidents. Of the 261 deaths, two-thirds were male.The leading cause of death in quarter 1 2019 varied widely by age group. For those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide, and other ranked first (39 deaths).Among individuals aged 35 to 74, cancer was the leading cause (1,299), while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the circulatory system (1,866 deaths).There were 7,197 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 1 2019.This represents an annual death rate of 42.8 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 5.6 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2018.The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 3,235, of which 120 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 2.7 per 1,000 population, no change from the first quarter of 2018.Two children among 80 suicides in first three months of this year, figures show was last modified: September 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Penza: Big 5 MVP race between Sand, Betts and Nelson turning out to be a doozy

first_imgIn most seasons, figuring out a league MVP is simple.It’s usually the best player on the best team. What’s done is done and it makes sense to mostly everybody involved.While it’s pretty easy to figure out who will be the MVPs in the other three Humboldt-Del Norte League conferences, the race to be named the top player in the Big 5 for the boys basketball season is about as competitive as it can be.You’ve got three candidates — Fortuna senior guard Sam Betts, Arcata senior forward Thomas …last_img read more

What they’re saying about Antonio Brown leaving the Raiders

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. The stunning end to Antonio Brown’s short, bizarre time with the Raiders was predictably the hottest topic among the NFL shows on Sunday.Here’s a sample of what some analysts had to say about Brown, who was released Saturday and quickly joined the Patriots:Former Raider Howie Long on Fox Sports’ NFL Sunday: “I think it’s the classic case of temptation of talent outweighing character issues. I think in some ways Jon …last_img read more

Blitzbokke capture Edinburgh Sevens

first_img6 May 2013The Springbok Sevens team became the only team to win three times in the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series when they captured the Edinburgh Sevens with a 28-21 victory over New Zealand on Sunday.It was South Africa’s second successive tournament win, following on victory in Tokyo last month. In fact, they have won three of the last four tournaments. Fiji, with two wins, is the only team to have won twice, while New Zealand has won just once despite making five finals.The Kiwis, however, captured the overall 2012/13 HSBC World Series title by reaching the final in Edinburgh, with South Africa in second place with one tournament left to go.Second placeFiji can still overhaul South Africa for second spot, providing they win the last tournament in London and the Blitzbokke fail to make the Cup quarter-finals.Commenting after the final, Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu was quick to congratulate New Zealand for their Series win.“They were the most consistent team this year and that is why they are the overall champions, so it is well deserved to them,” he said.Treu then paid tribute to his players. “We arrived here without two of our playmakers (Branco du Preez and Cecil Afrika), but this just made the remaining players in the squad much more determined.‘Very rewarding’“We had to nurse a couple of players through this tournament, so it is very rewarding to see their hard work paying off.”The final was a tense affair. South Africa started well with a great try by Seabelo Senatla, but the Kiwis scored from the restart to level matters. They subsequently took a lead into half-time with a well-worked try (14-7).Treu’s talk at the break then lifted the Blitzbokke. “The coach reminded us to what our strong points are and urged us to execute that. He asked us to play minute-to-minute, doing what we do best. We did that and it worked for us,” captain Frankie Horne said afterwards.Tries by Steven Hunt, Philip Snyman and Cornal Hendricks took South Africa into a comfortable 28-14 lead before New Zealand added another converted try to set up a thrilling finish.South Africa’s defence held up to the challenge and the title was theirs.ResultsEarlier, they outclassed USA in the Cup quarters, beating them 22-5. Chris Dry, Senatla (2) and Paul Delport scored the tries.In the semi-finals, they faced England and, again, two breakaway tries by the speedy Senatla set-up the win. A Cornal Hendricks try secured a 24-17 victory.On day one, the Blitzbokke edged Kenya and Canada 17-14 and thumped Samoa 27-0 to finish top of their pool.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Celebrating Tourism Month in Qatar

first_imgSouth Africa is one of the world’s top tourism destinations owing to its diverse offering, world class infrastructure and positive global reputation. The country’s unique offering is that it boasts a range of exciting experiences including active outdoor adventure, wildlife safari, city lifestyle, scenic outdoors, cultural and heritage sites and beaches. This contributes to the global attractiveness of the tourism sector which creates important opportunities for economic growth and job creation in the country.As part of the Tourism Month 2019 awareness programmes, on 19 September 2019, Brand South Africa joined the South African Embassy in Qatar, South African Tourism and Qatar Airways at the South African Tourism Trade Workshop in Doha, Qatar, to unpack ways in which the Qatar tourism trade can contribute to the growth, development and continued success of the South African tourism sector.Speaking at the workshop, South African Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Faizel Moosa said “Tourism is one of the key drivers of the economy and it can increase the gross domestic product significantly.”“Tourism is a big contributor to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product. Every tourist that visits South Africa, sustains twelve jobs” added Sadiq Dindar, Manager: Middle East and Turkey, South African Tourism.          The success of the tourism sector depends on the positioning of the Nation Brand as a globally competitive destination that is welcoming and culturally diverse. One of the ways that the country can ensure this, is by enhancing the ease of access for international partners seeking to visit South Africa. In light of this, in August 2019, South Africa announced that Qatar passport holders were visa exempted and could stay in the country for up to 30 days. Likewise, Qatar relaxed its immigration laws and South Africa became one of 80 visa free countries. This facilitation of easier travel will enhance cooperation and trade between South Africa and Qatar.In conclusion, Jimmy Ranamane, Programme Manager: Global Markets at Brand South Africa said “Connecting with global markets and diversifying the country’s global collaborations creates opportunities to showcase the country to a wider range of strategic potential investors and tourists.”last_img read more

John Wall leads Wizards past Lakers

first_imgWall ended the first half with a baseline jumper over 7-foot-1 center Tyson Chandler to make it 71-51. Wall turned and slapped palms with a couple of front-row folks, then spread his arms wide and basked in the ovation from a home crowd populated by plenty of spectators in LA jerseys.“I know all the Lakers fans out there probably was upset,” Wall said, rolling his eyes.By then, Wall already had 28 points, outscoring LA’s five starters — James, Ball, Chandler, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart — by six.Recently acquired reserve forward Sam Dekker scored a season-high 20 for Washington, including a buzzer-beating bank shot at the end of the third quarter that put the hosts ahead 99-76.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 25 points for the Lakers, 15 in the second quarter.Washington was without starting center Dwight Howard, who had back surgery, and injured starting forward Otto Porter Jr., while a pair of players — Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers — were unavailable because they are on their way out of town via a trade that is still not officially complete.Didn’t matter on this night, thanks in large part to Wall.“When he gets going,” Dekker said, “it really sets the tone for us.”TIP-INSLakers: Michael Beasley was back with the team, but didn’t play, after being away for personal reasons. … JaVale McGee missed the game with flu-like symptoms. … A pair of sneakers James wore during a game at the Wizards a year ago Monday — one black, one white, with the word “equality” in capital gold letters on the back of each — was recently placed on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. … Ball finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Dwyane Wade makes more New Orleans memories, Heat beat Pelicans Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño So it made sense that Wall’s reeling and undermanned Washington Wizards, amid so much losing and infighting and roster flux, would dominate James and his rising Los Angeles Lakers throughout a 128-110 victory Sunday night.“We’re a team that’s built on energy and depth,” James said. “We didn’t have either tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefA day after he and Lonzo Ball each registered a triple-double in a win at Charlotte, the four-time NBA MVP had six rebounds and three assists and sat out the fourth quarter of a lopsided laugher.“We did a good job of making it a little difficult on him, showing him a lot of bodies, active hands,” said Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Wizards: The deal bringing Trevor Ariza to Washington from the Phoenix Suns is still not official, so Oubre and Rivers were listed as inactive Sunday because of “trade pending.” … Markieff Morris left at halftime because of a neck strain. … Porter missed his third game in a row with a bruised knee. … Jeff Green started in Porter’s place and scored 20 points.UP NEXT:Lakers: At Brooklyn on Tuesday to close a four-game road trip.Wizards: At Atlanta on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Wall said the key for Washington was its defensive effort, something often missing this season.“Tried not to let LeBron get going,” Wall said. “He missed a couple easy shots he always makes. Didn’t get a couple calls driving to the basket. … It’s one game, but we know he is who he is.”Nothing the Lakers tried to do to slow Wall worked as the Wizards emphatically ended a four-game losing streak, going up by as many as 18 in the first quarter and 27 in the third.“Box-and-1. Triangle-and-2. I haven’t seen that since high school,” Wall said.James and the Lakers had been 5-1 in the second half of back-to-back sets this season, but they opened Sunday’s game by going 5 for 19, 0 for 8 on 3s. Washington, meanwhile, made its first five shots and 13 of its first 18, taking a 26-8 lead on Wall’s layup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes for a layup past Los Angeles Lakers guards Lance Stephenson (6) and Josh Hart (3) as Washington forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)WASHINGTON — John Wall was at his attacking best: 40 points and 14 assists; one no-look, through-the-legs assist; one buzzer-beating rainbow step-back jumper.LeBron James was at his sluggish worst: a season-low 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more