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Limerick Community College through to All Ireland Drama Final

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous article#BREAKING CAB raids at Limerick and Dublin homesNext articleTargeted crackdown on Limerick dumping blackspots Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie SING OUT WITH STRINGS celebrates a decade of music with showcase performance Limerick students win trip to Brussels hosted by MEP Kelly Three Limerick students honoured to present their project in Dublin TAGSBriery gapDancing at LughnasaThomond Community CollegeTransition Year Linkedin Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsLimerick Community College through to All Ireland Drama FinalBy Staff Reporter – February 23, 2018 1155 Thomond Community College Transition Year Drama Students.Thomond Community College’s transition year drama group have successfully qualified for the All Ireland Final of the Briery Gap drama festival 2018.The final will be held in Mullingar on the 3rd of March where the group will be showcasing their talents in a performance of Brien Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa.The play centres around the five Mundy sisters (Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rosie, and Christina), all unmarried, who live in a cottage outside of Ballybeg. All the drama takes place in the sisters’ cottage or in the yard just outside, with events from town and beyond being reported either as they happen or as reminiscence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The oldest, Kate played by Merit Admadasun, is a school teacher, the only one with a well-paid job. Agnes (Katie O’Connor) and Rose (Aisha Garba) knit gloves to be sold in town, thereby earning a little extra money for the household. They also help Maggie (Saoirse O’Sullivan) to keep house. Maggie and Christina (Temera Odhomor) have no income at all. Michael (Sadbh O’Riordan) is seven years old and plays in and around the cottage. All is quiet in the Mundy household until their uncle Father Jack (Tommy Kerrigan) arrives home from the missionaries in Uganda and Gerry Evans (Sage Kaya) seeks Christina’s hand in marriage.The play is directed by their teacher, Aidan O’Connell who said “It’s a pleasure to work with such a talented and enthusiastic group and I’m extremely proud of their achievement so far. The group is elated at their accomplishment and are rehearsing harder than ever in preparation for the final”More local news here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick GAA stalwarts drive enthusiasm for Bus Éireann competition Email WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick event bridges gap between education and employmentlast_img read more

DAERA seeking legal advice on River Foyle dredging

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The North’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has confirmed that it is seeking legal advice in relation to a dredging operation on the River Foyle near Strabane.It is believed that the dredging company had been operating from the Donegal side of the river however, sand and silt is now also being removed from the Tyrone side.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan claims there are grave concerns over the environmental impact this is having locally.In a letter received by West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan, the Department confirmed that the issue has been brought to their attention previously but at that stage it was reported on the side of the River Foyle which lies in Donegal.The statement says however, it has received confirmation from the Loughs Agency that dredging is now taking place across the whole river.It is also reported in the letter that there is currently a Judicial Review ongoing in the High Court in the Republic of Ireland.Donegal County Council has confirmed that it is an active enforcement case and that it cannot comment further.The company carrying out the dredging claim the works are wholly authorised.However, the Department says it will be working with the Loughs Agency and the Department for Infrastructure Rivers in seeking legal advice.The statement concludes saying that the River Foyle and its tributaries are protected as a European Special Area of Conservation and it is key that Government uses all mechanisms at its disposal to protect this important issue. Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – August 15, 2019 Google+center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford DAERA seeking legal advice on River Foyle dredging RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHigh level of Vitamin D insufficiency in Donegal alarming – ICSNext articleConsultation begins on council plan for Great Pollet Arch News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

Things nice little girls just don’t do

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Things nice little girls just don’t do My life’s plan was to be a snuff dipper, too.But the real fascination with dipping snuff wasn’t the ecstasy that it seemed to bring to life but that you could just haul off and spit anywhere you wanted to.Why, some of the women in Aunt Nita’s church out in the country would spit right out an open window right in the middle of the sermon. They didn’t even look to see if anybody was standing under the window. They just hauled off and spit. My grandmother didn’t do that. She said it wasn’t civilized.She carried a spit cup in her pocketbook and, when the notion hit her, she would unsnap the clamp on her pocketbook, spread it wide open, lean over and spit in the tin cup that lived in there and she did it real civilized-like.Mama said it wasn’t nice for little girls to spit. But boys spit all the time. Boys could do a lot of fun things that it wasn’t nice for little girls to do. I was missing too much fun on account of being a girl. I wanted to spit and my best chance of doing so was to dip snuff.Plain ol’ spitting was a sin. There wasn’t any way I could sneak snuff out of my grandmother’s pocketbook but my friend, Tince, said she could get all the snuff she wanted from her grandpa. He had cans of snuff sitting around all around the house.One afternoon, Tince slipped a whole can of Rooster Snuff out of the house in her dress pocket.I had my mind set on Peach Sweet Snuff like my grandmother dipped. I imagined that it would taste like the sweet peaches from the volunteer trees along the fencerow. But Tince said all snuff tastes alike – just like chocolate candy.We went out in the pasture and found a spot on top of the hill where we could take a dip and then stretch out on our backs and watch the clouds make pictures in the sky.Tince opened the can, tapped out a dip in the lid, pulled out her lip and filled it full. She tapped out another lid full and I pulled out my bottom lip and filled it full.We fell back on the grass and watched the clouds float by and by .. and by. The whole world started to spin around. I tired to stand up but my knock-kneed, bird-legged legs wouldn’t hold me up. Something didn’t feel right in my stomach. I spit and spit but it was not fun. I started to cry.Mama was right. There are some things that nice little girls just don’t do. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Alabama’s new breach law On 28 March 2018, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Alabama Senate Bill 318, effective 1 June 2018. The law… read more By The Penny Hoarder Published 2:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018 Book Nook to reopen With the countryside a-blaze with rusty-red billy goat grass, many folks “my age” have been drawn back in memory to their childhoods. I’ve chewed billy goat grass and, as recently as yesterday. But, I must admit that I have also dipped snuff.Like a lot of women back then, my granny dipped snuff. She said there wasn’t a thing in the world that couldn’t be made right with a dip of snuff.She would carefully take the lid off a can of Peach Sweet Snuff, tap just the right amount of the dark powder into the lid, pull out her lower lip and fill it full of snuff. Then she would tongue it into place, sit back, fold her arms and enjoy the dip.last_img read more

The wisdom of William James

first_imgWilliam James, an American philosopher who died more than a hundred years ago, still matters. In fact, a keynote speaker said, he is just what the doctor ordered.In a lecture on Monday, physician and Harvard Medical School Professor Arthur Kleinman discussed the importance of living a fulfilled life based on a deep “moral wisdom,” one illuminated in the writings of James, and the need for such insight in the academic realm.As context for his 2011 William James Lecture at Harvard Divinity School, Kleinman, Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, described two crises in his own life, a turning point in his professional career more than 40 years ago, and the recent loss of his wife of almost half a century.The events were connected by an old journal yellowed with time. On its pages were pithy comments from 20th-century continental philosophers, compiled by a young Kleinman when he served in Taiwan as a U.S. Public Health Service officer and a National Institutes of Health fellow from 1969 to 1970. Struggling then with the decision to leave his primary care clinic in favor of anthropological fieldwork and psychiatric practice, he searched the copied words for “an intellectual and … moral foundation.”Kleinman returned to the diary after the death of his wife Joan, “while struggling to come to terms with a great sadness, oscillating with aching yearning,” and he drew parallels to those two times of intense uncertainty. “I needed, in both periods, reassurance, confirmation that the very grounds of who I was and what I was doing were real.”But with reflection, Kleinman realized that the running file of philosophical entries couldn’t offer up a “deep wisdom” that would help him face life’s extreme challenges.He ultimately understood that he was asking the wrong question of the philosophy writers, he said, searching their words to understand “experience as a philosophical problem” instead of “experience as practice.” Only in his role as mentor, caregiver, doctor, and teacher has he come closest to the end of that vital quest, he said, through a practice involving action among and for others, what he called “the very art of living.”“My search for wisdom had been a largely unfulfilled quest, but as in the case of caregiving,” he said, “not an unfulfillable one.”Still, his search has been informed in large part by the work of James, the groundbreaking scholar, author, and philosopher considered by many the father of American psychology.For four decades, Kleinman said, James’ prose has aided him with a type of creative back and forth, “from metaphor to rhythm of words, to findings from experience, to major conclusions relevant to my life.”For Kleinman, James became a kind of “intellectual interlocutor who could come right down into my experience and illuminate it from within.”“If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will,” read Kleinman from James’ “The Varieties of Religious Experience.” “But it feels like a real fight — as if there were something really wild in the universe which we, with all our idealities and faithfulnesses, are needed to redeem.”In dealing with the loss of his wife and the “fierce and joyful love” they shared, Kleinman again turned to James. The wisdom that Kleinman needed to address his grief “came out of my readiness to respond to James’ pushing, at a certain time when I was faced with a problem central to the human condition.”That engagement, said Kleinman, helped him to understand that wisdom needs, above all, to be experienced and is most useful as a “moral practice that redeems our humaneness amidst the inevitable disappointment and defeat.”For Kleinman, James’ take on religion and its relationship to “quests for wisdom” offers similar insights and deserves further academic study.In the face of the uncertainty of the human condition, people turn to religion, said Kleinman, noting that James “saw religion, like philosophy, as a resource for getting through life,” and a way of fortifying the human spirit “not to be afraid of life.”James and his understanding of the “human uses of religion … needs to become more a serious source of interdisciplinary academic discussion,” said Kleinman, “that bridges the study of religions, the social sciences, and the humanities, as well as the helping professions.”last_img read more

United States to Reinforce Help to Honduras in Combating Crime

first_img The United States has donated $1.8 million to Honduras as a contribution to the fight against gang violence, stated Maria Otero, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, in a visit to Tegucigalpa. According to Otero, this contribution is part of what she called “a partnership to help the Government of Honduras achieve concrete results in the fight against impunity, to accomplish judiciary reforms and to strengthen their human rights institutions.” After concluding a three-day visit in Honduras, Otero announced in a press conference that a bilateral working group was set up on September 13, tasked to develop strategies aimed at combating crime. The official said that the fight against crime is “of a very diverse nature,” but everything is closely interconnected: transnational criminal gangs and networks, lack of employment opportunities for young people, intolerance, violence, and intimidation against vulnerable groups, such as women, homosexuals, and journalists. Criminality “affects Hondurans’ daily lives,” which in turn accentuates the challenges, Otero explained. By Dialogo September 18, 2012last_img read more

Syracuse’s Colleen Schneider’s homecoming goes awry at Bellator 182

first_img Published on August 25, 2017 at 10:07 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR She emerged from the smoke and swaggered down the makeshift tunnel toward the cage.Colleen Schneider mounted the small, black stepstool to the cage’s entrance and ambled onto the mat. The blue-and-red LED-tinted darkness ceded the room to brighter lights. But she hadn’t come for them.Across the cage, her younger, heavier opponent paced back and forth. Schneider stood almost motionless, except for the tapping of her feet.It was 7:17 p.m.The Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center was about half-full and mostly silent. The 35-year-old with a career 11-7 record was fighting fourth on an 18-fight card. Spike TV wouldn’t begin its broadcast of Bellator 182 for another 90 minutes. It was Friday, one night before Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s spectacle would crystallize across the country in Las Vegas. This was a fight before The Fight.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSuddenly, the few hundreds in attendance stirred, seeming to turn toward Schneider all at once.The ring-side announcer thundered, “Fighting out of Los Angeles, California, by way of Syracuse, New York…” and the crowd roared. Schneider’s face broke into a smile. The Cicero-North Syracuse High School graduate threw her right arm toward the lights. Screams poured down from the balcony.“Yeah, Schneider!”“Get it, ‘Cuse!”“Let’s go Orange!”It was 7:18 p.m.The bell dinged. Schneider marched toward Kate Jackson, a 31-year-old Englishwoman with a career 8-2-1 record, and the two touched small, plastic gloves.The two proceeded to circle one another until Schneider kicked out her left leg once, and then again. Her second kick landed a thwap on Jackson’s thigh. Schneider felt in control of the fight from its outset.Then, she landed a reverse kick. She landed a punch. She landed another. Though she absorbed some hits too, Schneider thought she could have her way at any time. At one point, standing about a foot from her opponent, she smiled.“Kick her in the head!” a bearded man yelled from the balcony.“Kick her or kiss her!” a man yelled from the VIP area.It was 7:21 p.m.As Schneider readied herself to kick again, she planted her right foot near the blood of a fighter from a previous bout. She flicked her left leg up toward Jackson’s chest, but Jackson dodged to the right. Schneider’s right leg had left the mat during the kick and, as she went to put it down, her right knee crumpled. She knew it was gone.Schneider keeled backward, landing on her back in the middle of the mat. Jackson jumped on top of her prone figure. Schneider knew she wouldn’t be able to stand up. So, in desperation, she rolled to try a kneebar. She physically couldn’t extend her leg to even attempt the move.Then the bell clanged to end the first round. Schneider rocked back, then forward and tried to stand. She collapsed.It was 7:23 p.m.Five men in black polos huddled around Schneider as she sat on a stool. She tried to get on her feet but ended up hopping around on her left leg. She sat back down and bit her lip, then looked up toward the lights, her pained expression unhidden.Schneider maneuvered toward the middle of the ring, to the midst of the scrum that had formed there. The referee took Schneider’s left wrist and Jackson’s right. Upon the advice of the ringside doctor, the announcer said, the fight would not continue. Jackson won by “total knockout.”Schneider and Jackson hugged. As Jackson threw her hands in the air, Schneider hobbled toward the cage’s opposite exit. The speakers blared The Rolling Stones.“I see people turn their heads and quickly look away / Like a newborn baby, it just happens everyday.”It was 7:26 p.m.A trainer ducked underneath her right arm. She leaned on him and limped toward the black curtain backstage, her face red, sweaty and screwed into something like a half-smile, half-grimace.Across the arena, another fighter emerged from the smoke and swaggered down the makeshift tunnel toward the cage. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more