Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Facebook LifestyleArtsNewsBreaking newsPunk Guerillas play HoneyFitzBy Guest Writer – November 19, 2013 701 Previous articleSports Arena will host Limerick’s RiverdanceNext articleJobBridge extension granted to craft sector Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! THE punk music scene of the 1970s and how it inspired an entire generation of young people to “stand up and be counted” is the subject of a full-length play that will be performed in Limerick next month.The cast of ‘Punk Guerrillas’ has started rehearsals for the play that is also loosely based around the experiences of the controversial Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot.The County Limerick Youth Theatre production has its origins in a trans-national initiative that saw young people from Limerick and Loimaa theatre in southwest Finland participate in exchange visits during the Summer. Youth Theatre members also hosted workshops in both countries to develop ideas for the production.‘Punk Guerrillas’ will be performed in The HoneyFitz Theatre, Lough Gur from December 6 to 8. It includes a full cast of 20 youth theatre members, live music, comedy, agit-prop theatre and some audience interaction. Lasta: a National Arts Programme casting call for young Limerick people Twitter TAGScomedymusictheatreyouth Email Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford
Sara Bareilles View Comments Star Files The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts will launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of Waitress. The musical, based on the film of the same name directed and written by the late Adrienne Shelly, features a score by Grammy nominee and Billboard chart-topper Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson. Performances will begin on August 1, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center. ART Artistic Director Diane Paulus, who has been developing the project with Bareilles, will helm the productionWaitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively-titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.While casting and complete creative team has not yet been announced, The New York Times reported in November that Beautiful Tony winner Jessie Mueller will headline the tuner. Playwright Paula Vogel was at one point attached to the project as bookwriter before Nelson joined the creative team.
Georgia farmers begin to prepare land for planting despite unfinished farm bill. Georgia farmers will have to wait at least until the end of April to get the federal programs they need to make this year’s final planting decisions, say University of Georgia economists.The U.S. House and Senate have both passed versions of a new farm bill. A house-senate conference committee is trying to hammer out the differences to come up with a final bill. Photo:Brad Haire With congress adjourned for its Easter break, staffers will keep negotiating. But the committee won’t take up public discussion of the bill until April 9.UnderestimatedObservers say much of the delay has centered around the cost of the Senate bill. The Congressional Budget Office underestimated this bill by $6.3 billion. The conference committee had to find ways to trim the cost.The committee did this, though, and agreed on a funding framework for the bill before the Easter break.So when they pick it back up April 9, they can tackle “in earnest” some of the differences in provisions, said Don Shurley, an Extension Service economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.However, it’s still unclear whether a new farm bill will be passed before farmers begin planting their crops. The current farm bill still has one more year. It would cover this growing season if no new farm bill is passed.So farmers don’t know if they should decide what or how much to grow this year on the old farm bill or on the new, unfinished one. They’re cutting it close.Tough on GeorgiaThis is particularly tough for Georgia farmers, who plant their biggest crops mainly in May. Because of the climate, Georgia farmers can plant earlier than many U.S. farmers.”Also, unlike, say, Midwest farmers, this new farm bill has some critical issues unique to Southern growers,” Shurley said.Georgia farmers depend greatly on cotton and peanuts, two crops sensitive to the final wording in the new farm bill.Because a new farm bill is bound to be passed sooner or later, it would be better to get one passed for this season, said UGA Extension Service peanut economist Nathan Smith. It would help some peanut farmers economically.A new farm bill this year would be better for Georgia cotton farmers, too. It could mean a difference of as much as 10 cents per pound in program payments — a considerable amount, Shurley said.House and senate versions differ on payment limitations for farmers, conservation payments and the establishment or updating of base acres, or the average number of yield and acres of a particular crop grown on a farm. Subsidies and payments are based on this number.After a bill is passed, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will then have to write regulations to implement it. USDA is reportedly already preparing these regulations to put the bill into practice as soon as possible.
Four undergraduate students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) are representing the college in Washington, D.C., serving as 2020 CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows.The 12-week fellowship allows these students to have a voice in the nation’s capital, with hands-on learning opportunities in the offices of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Georgia Reps. Doug Collins and Sanford Bishop.“As a first-generation college student, living and working on Capitol Hill was not in the cards for me — at least that’s what I told myself,” said Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major. “Being able to represent my college, my family and my community in D.C. is such an honor and has opened my eyes to the possibilities that being a CAES student brings. It means that I am able to serve my state through agricultural policy work and further build respect for those who work in this capacity.”While in D.C., the students witness how the legislature affects the agricultural industry, from national policy to state-level decisions. They also get to be a part of the conversations, learning from experts with decades of experience.“Being a Congressional Ag Fellow means I have the chance to represent Georgia agriculture in a political environment,” said Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major. “Though I have a small voice, I actively get to work on policy that fights for the state’s top economic industry and all those who contribute.”Since the program’s inception in 1997, CAES has helped develop new generations of agricultural policymakers by providing them with the opportunity to gain real-world experience at the highest level. More than 100 students have been selected for the CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program.This year’s students representing UGA as 2020 Congressional Agricultural Fellows include:Julie Bacon, an agricultural communications graduate from Reidsville, Georgia, earned her degree in the spring and is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Ben Murray, a senior agricultural communications major from Alapaha, Georgia, is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major from Columbus, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Doug Collins.Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major from Lake Park, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Sanford Bishop.“The Congressional Ag Fellowship is one of the longest-running internship programs at CAES,” said Amanda Newquist, director of experiential learning at CAES. “Students receive firsthand experience on policy issues that directly affect Georgia’s farmers. Whether they choose to pursue a career in policy or not, the Congressional Ag Fellowship develops marketable skills students will use in their future careers.”The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is funded by Georgia EMC and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.For more information on CAES, the college’s experiential learning initiative, and other opportunities available to students, visit students.caes.uga.edu.
‘Getting screwed over’: Man changes gender on ID to get cheaper car insuranceNZ Herald 30 July 2018Family First Comment: “According to multiple car insurance companies from New Zealand, Australia and Canada, gender is one-factor insurers consider when calculating premiums as well as driver age, location and previous driving record. He says he’s saved about $100 per month.”Superb. And if you ‘identify’ as a child (which has and does happen) you qualify for the child rate at the buffet, hot pools and movies.We live in confusing times!#BiologyOverIdeologyA 23-year-old driver has legally changed his gender so he could significantly reduce his car insurance premium.The Canadian man, who is identified as David, was fed up with paying extraordinary prices so decided to alter the gender on his birth certificate and driver’s license.He told CBC News he’s saved more than $1,100 to date since making the change.“I’m a man, 100 per cent. Legally, I’m a woman,” David said“I did it for cheaper car insurance. I didn’t feel like getting screwed over anymore.“It was pretty simple. I just basically asked for it and told (the doctor) that I identify as a woman, or I’d like to identify as a woman, and he wrote me the letter I wanted.”He sent the letter off to the government registration department and within three weeks he received a new birth certificate indicating his gender as female.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12097734Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Aurora, In. — Students at South Dearborn High School are continuing to learn community service and family values while completing in-class projects during the second trimester.Recently National Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Dine-In Day was celebrated. The focus of this day is to celebrate the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Founder Ellen Swallow Richards through promoting the benefits of students and families preparing and eating healthy meals together. FCS Dine-In Day this year has a special focus on the emotional and social aspects of family mealtime.Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Students in the Interpersonal Relationships Class along with FCCLA Members celebrated FCS Dine-In Day. After eating school lunch together, students and FCCLA members enjoyed a device free dessert during classes in the afternoon. Students we’re instructed to turn off ALL devices and screens, but they could remain plugged in if needed, and that this did not have to be a specific meal, nor does it have to be one meal. Students also learned that 93% of parents think conversations at family meals are important for talking about things happening in their children’s lives (AAFCS Study #DeviceFreeDinner Campaign).Students have also been working on the FCCLA Lead2Feed National Outreach and Leadership Program. The Lead2Feed student leadership program is the nation’s leading and fastest growing free service learning program, attracting more than a million students in 3,500 schools and clubs across all 50 states. Aligned to standards and 21st-century skills, Lead2Feed is making a huge difference in participants’ lives and the programs they create.This free service learning program nurtures a new generation of leaders while working to end local and global hunger. Each year, student teams compete for a chance to win over $275,000 in charity grants and $150,000 in technology grants for schools. The best part is that the work of your chapter and any prizes benefit your community.Students will continue to work on this project during the rest of the trimester, and culminate with a class community service project during the winter months.Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.