Doctor claims set dancing is good for body and soul

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous articleLimerick writer longlisted for Booker prizeNext articleLimerick Racecourse Launch Raceday in aid of Jockeys Emergency Fund Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Printcenter_img AN Italian doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing will be the subject of an international Gathering event in East Clare next month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Daniel Volpe who is the Director of Neurological Rehabilitation at St. Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital in Venice will present his research work confirming the benefits of set dancing in the rehabilitative therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease as part of the Feakle International Festival of Traditional Music (August 5 to 7).The event will feature a series of lectures, workshops, set dancing, sean-nós dancing and a céilí. World renowned Irish traditional musicians Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will provide the musical accompaniment for a demonstration of Irish Dancing with Parkinson’s disease patients from Italy and Ireland.Event spokesperson Cllr Pat Hayes explained that during one of his regular visits to Clare to play with his traditional Irish music band, Dr Volpe watched as a man he recognised as suffering from Parkinson’s disease walked into the room.“He looked on in astonishment as the man who earlier had struggled to walk, took part in the festivities and set danced without any difficulty. He went on to conduct a study that found Irish dancing does indeed have positive effects for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease.“There will be worldwide interest in this event given the links Dr Volpe has with the Physiotherapy Departments of two major universities in Ireland and Australia. We are delighted to be hosting this unique event and have no doubt that it will focus in on the value of Irish music and dance,” said Cllr Hayes.For more information www.feaklefestival.ie. TAGSClareDr Daniel VolpeFeakle International Festival of Traditional MusicMusic Limerickset dancing Advertisement NewsDoctor claims set dancing is good for body and soulBy Guest Writer – July 25, 2013 2415 Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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Coronavirus masks, gloves polluting Europe’s rivers

first_img“This is worrying,” she said. “We can only assume that others [masks and gloves] have already made it to the ocean.”The disposable protective gear is manufactured from polypropylene and will thus disintegrate quickly in the ocean, making it almost impossible to recover, she added.The Tara Foundation recently concluded a scientific survey of nine major rivers–the Elbe, Rhine, Seine, Rhone, Garonne, Loire, Tiber, Thames and Ebro–to measure concentrations of microplastics.The expedition from May to November 2019 found them in 100 percent of the water samples they collected, showing that particles had already broken down before being carried out to the sea.”We’re waiting for the final results from our scientists,” said Hentinger.Contrary to what was once thought, bits of plastic in ocean water are not broken down by UV rays and salt.Around eight million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year.Topics : Europe’s major rivers are littered with surgical masks and medical gloves discarded by people protecting themselves against coronavirus, scientists have reported.The rubbish adds to plastic pollution already clogging the continent’s major waterways, research organization Tara Ocean Foundation told France Inter radio on Sunday. During the month of June, researchers “systematically found gloves and masks” along the banks and beaches of rivers across Europe said Romy Hentinger, head of international cooperation at the foundation.last_img read more

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Indomitable Lions Dismiss Eagles Threat

first_imgRUSSIA 2018 QUALIFIERSDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportIndomitable Lions Head Coach, Hugo Bross, has insisted that Algeria and not Nigeria that is the real threat to Cameroun’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroun and Zambia were paired in Group B of the Russia 2018 qualifier at the draws made last month in Cairo, Egypt.But the Belgian remains unfazed by the presence of the Super Eagles in the same group with the Lions.The Belgian told Cameroon Tribune wednesday that he is happy at playing away to Algeria in the first group fixture on October 3 – and Nigeria in Cameroun’s third game on August 28, 2017.“I am satisfied with the draw since we will be meeting Algeria and Nigeria at home first,” the 64-year-old former Anderlecht defender was quoted by Tribune.“This will enable us to readjust if necessary at home. But for the first game against the Fennecs, I think the pressure will not be on our side. Algeria knows they cannot afford to drop points at home, especially against direct rivals like us. It is for us to exploit this advantage to get a good result. Anyway, we must be in our best shape to face each of our opponents, especially mentally,” observed coach in his assessment of the chances of the Indomitable Lions.Similarly, veteran Cameroun defender, Henri Bedimo, believes the Lions, who stopped Nigeria from qualifying for Italy ’90, can secure their eighth World Cup berth and pile more misery on the Eagles.Led by the amazing Roger Milla the Lions snuffed Super Eagles out, including a 3-0 flattening.The Super Eagles are to start their round robin play on October 3 against Zambia which on paper will be their easiest match.With Nigeria’s five appearances at the World Cup, ball followers in the land are now apprehensive of what to make of the team’s fate in the quest for a sixth in Russia.Poor funding, organizational hassles and the inability to hire a coach to replace Sunday Oliseh, months after he quit the Eagles job, are some of the problems creating fears as the qualifiers are months away.Yet many of the green-white-green faithful remain optimistic and point out that Nigeria always performed better when either written off or with their backs up against the wall.They will also point out that, head to head, the Eagles have the edge having beaten the Central Africans 10 times and drawing six while losing only four out of the 20 times they have met.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced last week that the list of shortlisted coaches to be interviewed for the Eagles job is to be released tomorrow with all eyes on Frenchman Paul Le Guen seen as the front runner.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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