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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Council finally agrees budget at 5 o’clock this morning

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleNeighbourhood Watch scheme in response to Kilmacrenan/Termon robberiesNext article18 year old charged with the murder of his father in Tyrone News Highland WhatsApp News Google+ WhatsApp Council finally agrees budget at 5 o’clock this morningcenter_img After 34 adjournments and 31 hours spanning over two days, Donegal County Council finally passed it’s Budget this morning just after 5am.Councillors were being asked to approve a budget that would see revised county council revenue expenditure dropping from €148 million in 2012 to €133 million in the coming year.At one stage it looked extremely likely that Donegal County Council could fold, if the council couldnt’t make a decision by midnight tonight then it could have been abolished. In this case a Commissioner would have been appointed by the Minister for the Environment and local councillors would no longer be in a job.Fine Gael and Labour (backed by four independents), Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein (supported by independent Cllr. John Campbell) all brought forward proposals to make budget savings but they couldn’t agree.Eventually it went to a vote. Sinn Fein’s proposals were beaten by 20 votes to five, while Fianna Fail’s proposals were beaten by 16 votes to nine. Fine Gael’s proposals were beaten 14 votes to 11.This meant that nobody’s proposals were passed.Councillors were then back to square one, and in the exact same position they were in at 10am on December 19.But finally at 310am some progress began to be made, as the Fine Gael and Fianna Fail whips finally met in private to discuss their differences.By 4 o clock this morning both parties proposals were only 33k apart, and they eventually came to agreement just after 5am to pass the budget.And the County Manager Seamus Neely then agreed that the broad content of both parties proposals could be accommodated.Fianna Fail Party Whip Ciaran Brogan said his party were pleased with the budget which was eventually passed, but he said lessons must be learnt…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/brograw.mp3[/podcast]And Fine Gael Party Whip Barry O Neill said his party where also very happy with the budget, and Cllr O Neill defended the lenght of the meeting, saying there was a very real chance that the council could have folded….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/oneillraw.mp3[/podcast] Google+ By News Highland – January 8, 2013 Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Keenan Revue set for Stepan

first_imgThe Keenan Revue will be held in the Stepan Center on Feb. 10 – 12, marking its return to Notre Dame’s campus from its previous venue, Saint Mary’s O’Laughlin Auditorium. “Last year, we found out through The Observer that we couldn’t use the venue anymore,” producer Chase Riddle, a junior, said. “They said it wasn’t keeping with their mission statement. We went on a wild goose chase to find something comparable [in size].” Riddle said they searched for a place starting immediately after last year’s Revue, looking at options on and off campus. They finalized the use of the Stepan Center this fall. “We wanted to bring it back to Notre Dame,” director Grayson Duren, a junior, said. Riddle said this year’s Revue is titled “Keenan Revue: Too Big For Saint Mary’s,” and ticket distribution begins today at 4 p.m. at the gate three of the Joyce Center. Each student can bring two student IDs and get two tickets per student ID, Burley said. There will be 1,300 tickets per show, with three showings. Keenan residents will also receive tickets. Riddle said the Revue has been growing less offensive. “What surprises me is we were going into past scripts, and they were vulgar,” he said. “In our two years [working with the Revue], it’s been much cleaner.” Duren said the jokes have become more clever. “We’ve been moving away from vulgarity because they’ve been censoring skits,” Nick Burley, Keenan Hall co-president and junior, said. “…The best thing you can do is find a balance between the two. Witty skits are just okay. Vulgar ones are hit or miss. Skits that strike the balance are the best.” Duren said the Revue has 26 to 28 segments, including two speeches, four songs performed by the band and 20 to 22 skits. Keenan residents create the skits and bring them to the Revue staff on tryout days, Duren said. After a few initial rounds, the remaining skits are brought before Keenan rector Fr. Dan Nolan. “If it’s someone’s idea, they’ll be in [the skit],” Burley said. “It’s neat. You usually see a skit all the way through the creative process to onstage.” The skits are put into a script, which is then censored by the rector, Riddle said. “[In 2009] there was one skit cut,” Riddle said. “No full skits were cut this year.” The musicians are all Keenan residents too. “There is a good array of music this year,” Riddle said. “Everyone is going to be happy about the two ‘exotic dancer’ songs.” The participants will be rehearsing through the week, Riddle said. Duren said the dancers take collections during the Revue for Keenan’s Hall Scholarship, which the rector distributes the funds to hall residents. Alumni donations fund approximately 80 percent of the Revue, which cannot be paid for completely by Student Activities Office funding, Riddle said.last_img read more

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Trade matters likely to dominate CARICOM summit

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Trade matters likely to dominate CARICOM summit by: Caribbean Media Corporation – June 29, 2017 44 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders will discuss future trade relations with the United Kingdom as it prepares to leave the European Union when they meet here next week for their annual summit.Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, Nicholas Steele, briefing reporters on the July 4-7 summit here, said that trade relations between the 15-mrember grouping and the United Kingdom after Brexit would most likely dominate the talks here.“How we interact with a United Kingdom that is not part of the European Union is very important and as CARICOM there is need for a united approach,” he said.British Prime Minister Theresa May has started the process of pulling Britain out of the EU single market even as critics said the talks should be suspended because it could not be delivered by a Government “lacking in strength and stability, unclear on its objectives, unlikely to survive”.Last July, the regional leaders began their summit in Guyana in the shadows of the vote taken by Britons to exit the 43-year-old European Union.While the leaders made reference to the vote and urged Caribbean people not to harbour any such thought as it relates to the regional integration movement, the St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, while he welcomed the opportunities that Brexit — as it is popularly known — may have for the region, also noted that it has “put the survival of our integration into focus”.Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that the summit provided the leaders with “a wonderful opportunity to seriously consider the effect that Britain’s exit from the European Union will have on CARICOM to demonstrate real leadership by showing the way forward.Steele told reporters that there are “many treaties with the EU that will have to be re-negotiated for CARICOM member states because it will not be the same common approach as exist presently.“These treaties were EU treaties but now it we will have negotiate UK treaties,” said Steele, noting that the discussions will be led by the CARICOM Office on Trade.The summit is expected to be attended by at least 13 CARICOM leaders and Alva Browne, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that there will be a high representation from China, the World Bank and special surprise guest whose identity has to be concealed due to security reasons.The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the leaders are also expected to deliberate on outstanding matters related to the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) following the comprehensive review of the CSME’s performance presented to then at the last Inter-Sessional Meeting in February.There is also expected to be an update on the preparations for CARIFESTA XIII to be staged in Barbados from 17th to 27th August under the theme “Asserting our Culture, celebrating ourselves.”The work on the Commissions on Reparations and Marijuana is also expected to come under the spotlight. So too, the progress made with implementing the specified actions, agreed a decade ago, under the 2007 Port of Spain declaration to stop the epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NDCs). Regional security issues are also expected to receive attention.Besides these issues, the regional leaders are expected to discuss the political situation in Venezuela where opposition protestors have been taking to the streets demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro.The issue has split the 15-member grouping with St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves urging his colleagues not to fall prey to the machinations of countries that want to see the downfall of Maduro.Steele said that while the plenary sessions will be held at the Radisson Convention Centre on the outskirts of the capital, the regional leaders will meet on the privately owned Calivigny island which is only accessible by boat for their caucus.The meeting here will be chaired by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who is taking over the chairmanship of the regional integration movement from Guyana’s Head of State, David Granger.The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the opening ceremony on July 4 will take place at the Grenada Trade Centre.The summit will be attended by the region’s two newest leaders, President Jovenel Moise of Haiti and Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.A highlight of the opening ceremony would be the presentation of the Triennial Award for Women to the latest recipient.The ceremony will be addressed by the two Moise, Minnis as well as President Granger, Prime Minister Mitchell and CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin la Rocque.last_img read more

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