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Limerick lectures contribute chapters to the Cambridge History of Ireland

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Pictured (L-R) at the launch ceremony Dr Maura Cronin, Dr Clodagh Tait and Dr Liam Chambers all members of MIC’s Department of HistoryMary Immaculate College (MIC) history lecturers are contributors to what is the most comprehensive and authoritative history of Ireland yet attempted.Dr Liam Chambers, Dr Maura Cronin and Dr Clodagh Tait have all contributed chapters to the Cambridge History of Ireland, edited by Thomas Bartlett, and written by a team of more than 100 leading historians from around the world.The book was officially launched by President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony in DublinCastle on Monday night. Vibrant, comprehensive, and accessible, The Cambridge History of Ireland presents the Irish story – or stories – from 600 to the present. Four comprehensive volumes bring together the latest scholarship, setting Irish history within broader Atlantic, European, imperial and global contexts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Dr Liam Chambers, Head of MIC’s Department of History; “I am delighted to be a part of this landmark publication. My chapter looks at Irish migrants to France, Spain and other parts of continental Europe between 1691 and 1815. This reflects one of the ambitions of the book: to place Irish history in European, Atlantic and global contexts. The chapter is also a reminder of the importance of migration in Irish history, a feature of our past which is very relevant to twenty-first century debates.”Dr Clodagh Tait’s contribution looks at Irish Society 1550-1700 and deals with social status. Dr Tait says of her chapter “I was especially concerned to say something substantive on members of lower sorts who are often neglected in studies of early modern Ireland. I sought as well to show that all sections of society were involved in politics broadly defined, and might robustly defend their rights and privileges by the use of tactics of petitioning and even riot. I hope that in the process I have caught something of the variety and vibrancy of Irelands communities in this period.”Dr Cronin’s contribution examines Popular politics  Dr Cronin says the aim of thechapter was to “set out the ever-changing political outlook among the cosmhuintir, focussing on attitudes to leadership, the fluidity of sectarian and economic animosities, and the impact of place and memory on popular political involvement.”Speaking at the launch President Higgins said “ Today, we celebrate an important addition to the tradition of history-writing in Ireland, one that I have no doubt will be a reference work for many years to come.”History has been taught at MIC since the first classes commenced in 1901 and the Department, which was created in 1974, is the oldest of its kind in the region. The department currently provides undergraduate degree courses to BA (Liberal Arts) and B Ed (Primary Level Teaching) degrees.The Department also offers a taught MA degree in History and, in conjunction with the University of Limerick, a taught MA degree in Local History. The Department also supervises research postgraduate students at MA and PhD levels.Applications are currently being accepted for the postgraduate programmes. Full details atwww.mic.ieMore about education here. Advertisement Previous articleMeeting to discuss setting up a Community First Responder Group to take place in AdareNext articleSex assault on Limerick student under investigation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Fishermen’s tales find a home in online Limerick archives RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Email Print NewsEducationLimerick lectures contribute chapters to the Cambridge History of IrelandBy Staff Reporter – May 2, 2018 2856 TAGSCambridge History of IrelandDr. Clodagh TaitDr. Liam ChambersDr. Maura Croninhistory lecturersMary Immaculate CollegePresident Michael D Higgins Twitterlast_img read more

Watch Prince’s Adorable Stint With The Muppets

first_imgBack in 1997, “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” appeared on the season two premiere of Muppets Tonight. The show was an offspring of NBC’s 1989 series The Jim Henson Hour and followed the same format as The Muppet Show, but was set within the studio of a TV station rather than a theater.The beloved puppet troupe spare no expense in poking fun at the legendary artist, who at the time was known only as a soundless symbol, leaving plenty of room for hilarious material. At one point Prince appears in a skit as a country bumpkin in a parody on Hee Haw. Later, he gets into an endearing back and forth with Rizzo about his song writing process, which leads into an adorable song called “Starfish and Coffee”.Check out the full segment below, and look out for the song bit around the 6:10 mark. RIP, Prince!last_img read more

Watch Wayne Brady Talk About His Upcoming Stint in White Rabbit Red Rabbit

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 19, 2016 Wayne Brady View Comments Kinky Boots star Wayne Brady will wrap up his time in the land of Lola on March 27, and he already has his next gig lined up for the very next week. But if you’re worrying about studying lines and rehearsal time, don’t. The Emmy winner will take to the Westside Theatre stage for one night only on April 4 as part of the lineup for White Rabbit Red Rabbit. He joins a roster that includes the previously announced Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Wilson, Brian Dennehy and Mike Birbiglia. In the Nassim Soleimanpour play, actors are given the script for the first time just as they’re about to step into the spotlight. It’s the “ultimate cold reading,” said while visiting The Today Show on February 24. “You have to be so in the moment with the choices you make. You just have to go and stick with it.” After Brady’s stint, Cynthia Nixon and Martin Short will have a go on April 18 and May 2, respectively.center_img Related Shows White Rabbit Red Rabbitlast_img read more

Healthy habits

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaAmerican girls who are overweight in their “tween” years — between 9 and 12 years old — are 10 times more likely to grow into overweight adults, says a recent Journal of Pediatrics report. Experts say good family nutrition habits and plenty of exercise are keys to helping these girls stay healthy.”The best way is to adopt family nutrition and physical activity habits that promote healthy food choices,” said Connie Crawley, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food and nutrition specialist.The new U.S. Dietary Guidelines say children and youths need at least one hour per day of physical activity. “That doesn’t necessarily mean a solid hour of formal exercise,” said Crawley, who is also a professor in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.It could be “a combination of sports, play and just increased activity, like biking or walking,” she said “Any activity is better than always sitting in front of the TV or computer or riding in cars.”Healthy habit modeling by parents, Crawley said, is vital, too. “Parents’ attitudes are paramount for younger children,” she said.”A big no-no is for female family members to say negative things about their own bodies or the bodies of others,” she said. “This just makes the body be seen as an enemy to overcome instead of a wonderful entity that has all these capabilities.”The goal is to make sure a girl’s looks aren’t the primary criteria for her self worth. “It’s important to honestly compliment her other gifts,” Crawley said. “Poor self-esteem is a primary cause of over- and undereating.”Determining a healthy weight can be tricky. Crawley recommends having a pediatrician chart the girl’s growth pattern. This compares her growth to a standard set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Ideally, she should be between the 25th and 85th percentiles for her body mass index,” she said. A less formal healthy weight goal is the girl’s weight when she’s regularly eating a healthy diet with regular physical activity.”Most people can look at their children and decide if they’re carrying too much weight,” she said.Weight loss isn’t the answer, though, unless she’s morbidly overweight. “Ideally, girls will stabilize their weight gain for a while and grow into it by changing to healthier eating and activity habits,” she said.If more exercise and healthier eating isn’t working for your child, consult a registered and licensed dietitian at a local hospital or clinic. Before you try to help her manage her weight, it’s wise to talk to a nutritionist. Eating too few calories can slow growth and hamper school performance.Make sure your child is getting a healthy diet without sacrificing needed protein, calcium and other nutrients. Crawley suggests serving low fat and nonfat dairy foods, more cooked dried beans and peas, skinless poultry and fish (not fried), and leaner cuts of red meat.”Eat the least processed foods possible, as fresh as possible and only when you’re truly hungry, not just because it’s there or tastes good or it’s time for a meal or snack,” she said.”Not having healthier food choices available at home, school and when eating out is a big challenge for young girls,” Crawley said. “Along with wanting to eat what all their friends eat, they often have the ‘dieting’ mentality that starts very early in this country and makes eating feast or famine.”Other obstacles to healthy tweens, she said, are eating while watching TV and other sedentary activities and linking any social event with food.While doing their best to model healthy habits, she said, parents “need to keep an eye out for the signs of eating disorders. They’re usually the last to know or recognize this problem.”For good tips on healthy eating, Crawley recommends the new MyPyramid Web site (www.mypyramid.gov).last_img read more

Dreaming of an athletic scholarship? Here’s a dose of reality.

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details As a parent cheering on your high school athlete from the bleachers, every score made or opponent beat may give you visions of college recruiters lining up with offers of huge scholarships.You may proudly think that all the money and time invested over the years will finally pay off. This is it! You don’t have to worry about rising college costs because your teen’s education will be covered by the athletic scholarship.Before breaking out the bubbly, it’s important to be aware of the difference between head count and equivalency scholarships.Head count scholarships are what your dreams are made of: The full ride scholarship. Head count sports are only offered at the NCAA Division 1 level for the following: Basketball (men and women), Football (FBS only), Tennis (women only), Volleyball (women only) and Gymnastics (women only). That’s it. They are rare and limited. It’s the athletes at the top of their game (we’re talking the kind of talent that wins national titles) who are offered these scholarships.Full rides can only be offered to a set number of athletes in each sport, so there’s a team cap on the number of athletes that can be on a full scholarship. By the way, they are only one-year contracts, not four. That means if your athlete gets injured, can’t meet academic requirements or even if there is a change on the team staff, every year will be a waiting game to learn if the scholarship will be renewed.Equivalency scholarships have no restriction on how many athletes can be on scholarship, but there is a limit on the number of scholarships a team can have. The good news is there is bigger pool of money and they are available for all other sports and division levels. The catch is most are partial scholarships, so your responsibility as a parent is to figure out how much they will cover and come up with the rest.last_img read more

Opposition to PM’s child smacking comment

first_imgNewstalk ZB 3 June 2012The Prime Minister’s being challenged over his statement that light smacking of children is ok under the law. Family First says it’s essentially “a crock”. It’s citing the case of a mother who had to go all the way to the Court of Appeal to get an acquittal, after she admitted lightly smacking her eight year old son. Family First’s Bob McCoskrie says the case is another example showing the smacking law isn’t working.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1532495649-Opposition-to-PM-s-child-smacking-commentSmacking conviction overturned on appealRadio NZ 3 June 2012 A woman whose eight-year-old son was hit twice on the bottom with a belt on one occasion last year has had her conviction for assault quashed by the Court of Appeal. The result is being welcomed by advocacy group Family First which says it shows how confused the 2007 child discipline legislation has proved to be. During the incident the woman asked her partner to administer the punishment, which he did. Both were convicted in the District Court and sentenced to community work. The partner was subsequently cleared on appeal to the High Court. The woman has now been discharged by the Court of Appeal but has already served her sentence and lost her job. The Court of Appeal says her penalties were out of all proportion to the gravity of the offending. Family First director Bob McCroskie says the case involved an extremely difficult child for whom the mother had repeatedly sought help, but none was available. He says there is a lack of support for parents who are struggling. Mr McCroskie says the legislation is confused and needs to be precisely worded.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/107378/smacking-conviction-overturned-on-appealParents’ hell after choice to strap childSunday Star Times 3 June 2012A mum’s “considered decision” to strap her son led to an assault conviction, and a judge told her that thinking about it first made it worse than if she’d done it in anger. The woman and her partner, both South Island teachers, were convicted after they strapped their 8-year-old son, over his pyjamas, with a belt in January last year. But after taking their case all the way to the Court of Appeal, they were discharged without conviction. Anti-smacking law critics say the case is an example of good parents being criminalised, contrary to assurances from politicians when the law came in. …(The mum) said she was overjoyed at being discharged after “a year-and-a-half of hell”. She said when the anti-smacking law was introduced she thought it would stop people from abusing their children. “I didn’t for a second think I would get criminalised.” Family First director Bob McCroskie said the case showed the law “coming home to roost”. “This mother has had her career damaged, lost income and faced legal fees, and it’s caused irreparable damage to the family. “She was honest, asked for help, went to professionals who never came running with assistance – but were quick to prosecute.” “The warning to all good parents from this is to be careful what they admit.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7036188/Parents-hell-after-choice-to-strap-childWoman wins appeal over smacking3 Newshttp://www.3news.co.nz/Woman-wins-appeal-over-smacking/tabid/423/articleID/256534/Default.aspxNZ woman wins appeal over smackingHerald Sun / Sky news (Aust)http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/nz-woman-wins-appeal-over-smacking/story-fn6s850w-1226382085219http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=757083&vId=Smack mum gets offSydney Morning Heraldhttp://www.smh.com.au/business/smack-mum-gets-off-20120603-1zq1w.htmllast_img read more