Twitter 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 Print 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?
Daniel Bell, the Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University and one of America’s most dynamic thinkers, died on Jan. 25. He was 91.Born in 1919 in New York City, Bell graduated from the City College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in science and social science in 1938, and studied at Columbia University from 1938 to 1939. His career began with journalism — Bell served as managing editor of The New Leader, then as labor editor of Fortune, and finally co-editor of The Public Interest.He taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia before joining the Harvard faculty. He retired in 1990.His most famous books include “The End of Ideology,” “The Coming of Post-Industrial Society,” and “The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism” — the first and latter books were listed by the Times Literary Supplement as among the 100 most important books in the second half of the 20th century.Bell leaves behind his wife, Pearl; a daughter, Jody; a son, David; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be private.A memorial service for Daniel Bell will take place on April 15 at 1:00 p.m. in Harvard’s Memorial Church.
Legislature eyeing court’s request for more judges March 15, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Legislature eyeing court’s request for more judges Senior EditorFlorida’s budget crunch will be hitting the courts hard, as it appears likely only a small percentage of new judges sought by the Supreme Court will be approved by legislators. But plans to offer student loan repayment incentives to prosecutors and public defenders are moving ahead.The Senate Judiciary Committee on February 26 took up SB 1654, which originally contained the 49 new judges certified as needed by the Supreme Court earlier this year to keep up with rising caseloads and population growth.With little discussion, the bill was amended to include only 10 new judges — seven circuit and three county — for the 2002-03 fiscal year. A similar House measure, HB 1927, funds only two new district court of appeal judges, one each in the Second and Fourth DCAs.The court had asked for 34 new circuit judgeships, 13 new county judge posts, plus the two DCA judgeships in the House bill.Committee Chair Sen. Locke Burt, R-Ormond Beach, said the 10 positions are what were included in the preliminary Senate budget.“These are the 10 places where the court said there is the greatest need,” he added.The bill provides for one new county judge each in Duval, Palm Beach, and Broward counties, and one new circuit judge each in Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 20th circuits.The bill next goes to the Appropriations Committee. The action appears to continue the Supreme Court’s recent difficulty in getting new judgeships. In 2000, the court asked for 43 new positions, but due to a legislative oversight, none were approved. Last year, the court asked for 44 new judgeships, but only 26 were authorized.The committee also unanimously passed SB 1138, which sets up a state fund to repay the student loans for assistant state attorneys and assistant public defenders.Sponsor Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, said the typical starting salary for those attorneys is $35,000 — far less that many private sector jobs — and they can have student loan debts of up to $120,000. That has, he added, contributed to a 25-percent turnover rate for public defender and state attorney offices.The bill authorizes the state to repay $3,000 a year of student loans after an assistant public defender or assistant state attorney has been employed in an office for three years. It hikes that to $5,000 after six years and terminates after 12 years, or a maximum repayment of $44,000.At Burt’s suggestion, Campbell agreed to an amendment that would add lawyers working for the three capital collateral regional counsels to the bills. The committee discussed but decided against making another change that would allow lawyers to count cumulative service between various public defender and state attorney offices toward getting the loan repayments. Sen. Jim Sebesta, R-St. Petersburg, said that could defeat the goal of getting stable employment within each office.Similar legislation, HB 307, has cleared two committees in the House and is pending before the Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.
Sakho limped off with a thigh problem after stretching to shoot into the side-netting during the second half of the 1-1 draw against West Brom. His is the third injury to hit West Ham’s attacking resources after playmaker Dimitri Payet and winger Enner Valencia were hurt against Everton earlier this month. The Senegal forward will see a specialist to determine how long he will be on the sidelines, with manager Slaven Bilic admitting it “doesn’t look good”. “You can see injuries in every club and to be fair the number who are missing is not a lot, but the ones missing are key players who play in the same position,” added Bilic. “Valencia, Payet, and now Sakho. It is very hard to replace them.” The injuries to Payet and Valencia have meant a run in the team for Argentinian striker Mauro Zarate, who took his chance with a spectacular free-kick to open the scoring at Upton Park. However, Zarate’s fifth goal of the season was cancelled out by Rickie Lambert’s deflected strike after the break as West Brom rallied to earn a point. “We didn’t feel so good with the result,” Zarate told the club website. “We worked for the three points, and thought all week about taking them – doing the pressing, doing a good job, but it wasn’t enough. “We had to be 2-0 up after the first half. We were dangerous, with Manuel (Lanzini), Sakho and me we had many options. “But in the second half they scored so quickly and that killed us.” Press Association West Ham are waiting to hear the extent of the injury suffered by Diafra Sakho against West Brom on Sunday. Baggies frontman Soloman Rondon admitted the introduction of veteran striker Lambert changed the game. “We could have won the game in the second half but the draw is still a good result for us,” he told Albion’s website. “West Ham were a very good side and they worried us. “We didn’t do very well in the first-half but we changed it in the second-half. Rickie Lambert entered the pitch and the game was different. “I would have preferred to leave the stadium with three points but the game was very difficult. The point is very important for us and we now look ahead to Tottenham.”
BLUE HILL — Glenn Daigle of Surry was crowned men’s champion at the fourth edition of the At Home Tennis Round Robin at the Blue Hill Country Club.The Sept. 16 event served as a fundraiser for At Home Downeast, a program that supports aging in place for residents of Hancock and Washington counties. More than 40 players participated in the four-round tournament, the winners of which were determined via point tallies after all matches had concluded.Sponsors for this year’s event were Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Camden National Bank, First National Bank, Stanley Subaru and Harmon’s Tire and Service Center. The women’s championship was won by Cheryl Hathaway of Winterport.The next edition of the tournament has been scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018. To participate in or sponsor the tournament, contact At Home Program Manager Kara Janes via email at [email protected] or via phone at 374-5852.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text