Archive for March, 2015

Max Hafler - Radiating /Receiving

The other day I went to see a show called Witness written by Cecilia Parkert translated by Kevin Halliwell and performed by Andrea Kelly. It was a work-in-progress soon to be seen in full production in Galway Theatre Festival. She had been invited by the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway to perform this hard hitting 50 minute one person show for stuðents. The play concerns a translator working in Sweden during investigations of the war in Bosnia in the 90s.

It was performed in a lecture theatre with no lighting or costume. The lecture theatre venue enhanced the power of the piece as there was no set, music or costume cushion to distance us from the action .

The translator character is to be disciplined by a panel after ‘crossing a line’ with one of the interviewees, a victim of atrocities. We the audience are the panel…

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CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a story about intestinal fortitude, how one mother gave herself a fitness goal, but along the way found a more suitable destination.

Like many moms, Adrienne Ford had life figured out — a secure job providing the best for her twin boys, Aiden and Austin.

“I really hope to teach them stick-to-it-tiveness. Just about being goal-oriented,” Ford told CBS2’s Steve Overmyer.

Her goal was to lose weight. Her method was boxing. The results have been shocking.

Ford is now the No. 1 ranked amateur in New York and the favorite to win the Golden Gloves next week — at the age of 33, and as a mother.

“I was a nursing mother of twins, which was very demanding. It wasn’t until I stopped nursing them I felt like I could reclaim myself. And I had to do it, for my spirit, for them,” Ford said.

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Yeats Needs You!

Posted: March 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

Yeats Needs You

Come and join Sligo Tidy Towns in their record-breaking attempt on St. Patrick’s Day. Come along to the Mercy Gym, Sligo between 10-10.30 wearing black trousers, black shoes (no runners) and a black top and we’ll make you look like WB Yeats! Refreshments will be served before the parade. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mossy Arigna

By Tomás M. Creamer

* Note(s): Read Disclaimer at the bottom of this report…

Jargon:

TH – The House

THB – The House Believes

(T)TH(W) – (That) The House (Would)

PMT – Private Member’s Time (Motion)

POI – Point of Information (Questions/rebuttals that a speaker can volunteer to take/listen to from the audience or other debaters)

This motion was prompted by something that could have came right out of a “Waterford Whispers” article: a court ruling in Ireland on the legislation that upheld the ban on – among other drugs – ecstasy, found the act to be unconstitutional, due to the sweeping power it gave the Government to ban substances it thought was harmful.

As a result, for a couple of days last week, ecstasy was legal to process and consume – which provided fodder for many actual “Waterford Whispers” articles, and created some mirth for the funny pages…

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Mossy Arigna

By Tomás M. Creamer

* Note(s): Read Disclaimer at the bottom of this report…

Jargon:

TH – The House

THB – The House Believes

(T)TH(W) – (That) The House (Would)

PMT – Private Member’s Time (Motion)

POI – Point of Information (Questions/rebuttals that a speaker can volunteer to take/listen to from the audience or other debaters)

This was inevitably a very political debate, which may not appeal to some – however, for the most part, debates without politics of some kind, in my opinion, would nearly be like trying to make boxty without potato. It’s that inherent, more or less.

Again, like at our last event, I really do have to credit the Society’s committee for inviting such a variety of guests – and obviously, I thank the guests for taking up the invite.

Having both a legal counsel to “Republicans Overseas Switzerland” in Edward P. Flaherty, as well as…

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CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Center Theatre Company on Friday announced its ambitious season for next year.

From a circus-like staging based on “Alice in Wonderland” to Shakespeare to two world premiere plays, the Theatre Company is offering a little something for everyone. They’re even teaming up with a popular Denver band.

“We’re going to do a DeVotchKa inspired arrangement and re-orchestration of Steven Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd,’ and that will influence everything we do with the show,” Kent Thompson with the Denver Center Theatre Company said.

The season also includes “Looking Glass Alice,” “As You Like It” and “Tribes.”

Get tickets or a season subscription by calling (303) 893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org.

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CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore is getting ready for its 60th annual parade in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

The St. Patrick Parade will be held Sunday afternoon. It begins at Baltimore’s Washington Monument, goes south on Charles Street and continues east on Pratt Street to Market Place.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be one of the participants in the parade.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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