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City hosts major environmental conferenceCity hosts major environmental conference

first_imgTwitter Print Previous article60 players in Kidney’s radarNext articleHarvest Fair to boost Milford Hospice funds admin Facebook Linkedin THE largest ever gathering of Irish Catholic theologians will address the issue of responsibility for the environment during a conference in Limerick, from Thursday, August 20 to Sunday, August 23.Bishop of Limerick, Donal Murray, will officially open the conference which will be addressed by speakers from a range of European countries and will include Professor Sean Freyne of Trinity College,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Stella Morra from Rome, Professor Hans Dieter Mutschler from the Ignatius Institute, Krakow and Bishop Dr Karl Golser of Bolzano-Bressanone, Italy.Cardinal Sean Brady will celebrate Mass in St John’s Cathedral on Saturday, August 22, at 6.30, where he will also present four theological scholarships.The main theme will be Christian responsibility for the environment and the investment of care in the earth.This is the first time that the biennial conference, organised by the International Congress of the European Society for Catholic Theology, is being held outside mainland Europe.Hosted by Mary Immaculate College, the conference will also mark the installation of Professor Eamon Conway, head of theology and religious studies at the college, as president of the SocietySpeaking ahead of the conference, Prof Conway said it was an honour that this, the first such conference in Ireland, is being held in Limerick“Understandably, we are concerned at this moment about the viability of our economy, but our environment, upon which the very essence of life depends, is just as much at risk and Christians have a special responsibility for the world in which they live.“All our actions have a profound effect on those whom we know are living in precarious environmental situations such as those affected by weather extremes, like severe flooding or drought, which often makes life a daily struggle for survival. “We are seeking to lead by example as we quantify this impact and seek to offset it in the most sustainable manner possible”.center_img NewsLocal NewsCity hosts major environmental conferenceBy admin – August 19, 2009 582 Advertisement WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

PEMCO to stage ‘The Addams Family’PEMCO to stage ‘The Addams Family’

first_imgCourtesy of Clare Strickland Junior Rachel Thomas, who plays Morticia, and the female ensemble of “The Addams Family” rehearse.When asked about the motivation behind producing this musical, director and junior Joseph Larson said that besides it being a great show for Halloween time, he was inspired by two attractions at Disneyland familiar to him since childhood.“There are these two rides, the Haunted Mansion and Snow White’s Scary Adventure, that are so fun and spooky — they’re hooky — and there’s this kind of fairytale aesthetic to them, and I’ve always thought the Addams Family has this great, fantastical, whimsical way of being dark and, like, unusual, but they’re also so much fun,” he said. “And, so, I tried to build that into this world. So we have a lot of moving parts. It kind of feels like a fairytale to me.”“The Addams Family” has been a staple of popular culture since its creation in 1938, a characteristic that executive director of PEMCo and co-technical director for the show, Clare Strickland, said the show’s longevity is helpful. However, she recognized that these established expectations presented a challenge as well, as Larson had to “take these common interpretations and also find a way to make it his own,” Strickland said.Though the characters of the story are widely renowned, PEMCo’s production of “The Addams Family” promises to deliver a version different from what the general public is used to seeing in the popular television series, cartoons and movies.“We see Wednesday, and she’s all grown up and she wants to get married,” Larson said. “So, what’s been so great about the Addams family is that the image that we have of them is family and love and all this great stuff. And so we kind of get to see the Addams family in this next stage of their lives and see what happens when their kids grow up, what happens when they want to move on with their lives, how does that work in the Addams family world.”Though the idea of Wednesday Addams and her “not sunny disposition” falling in love might be shocking, senior Shane Nolan, who plays Gomez — the patriarch of the group — believes that the marital issues between his character and Morticia will certainly surprise the audience as well.“The most shocking difference is that everyone knows Gomez and Morticia as this like very romantic lovey couple,” Nolan said. “And, in this show, they can’t be seen like that the whole time because this is just one of the few instances that we ever see that they’re in a fight, almost … I don’t think you get to see that in the movies and television. Everyone kind of just takes for granted that ‘Oh, this is a couple and they’re so in love and they’re so sensual and into each other,’ and in this one you get to see the darker part of a romantic relationship.”For her part, junior Rachel Thomas, who plays Morticia, believes that the musical aspect of the play will be a bombshell for the audience.“I think that is going to get them [the audience] is the way that we portray them through song,” she said. “So, like Morticia has two really great songs that are, like, funny but also very, very, very Morticia, same with Wednesday, same with Gomez. It’s just put … in a bigger way because music amplifies everything … I don’t think people will be expecting such a big spectacle out of a TV show where there was no singing.”Yet, besides these differences, the show is Addams to the core, a melting pot — or cauldron — where the whimsical, spooky and outlandish harmonize with family values and amity.“It is a new and funny take on an old tale,” Thomas said.Tags: Pasquerilla East Musical Company, PEMCo, The Addams Family Extravagant. Hilarious. Unexpected. Spooky. Heartwarming. Larger than life.These are the words that come to mind when the cast and crew of the Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCo) are asked to describe their newest production.PEMCo is bringing to life America’s kookiest family for its fall 2019 show. A mix between the hysterical, the heartfelt and the macabre, “The Addams Family” will run Oct. 25-26 at 7:00 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Washington Hall.last_img read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in FloridaSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida

first_imgSpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the historic Launch Pad 39A at 3:30 PM Wednesday afternoon from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The 60 Starlink satellites have successfully landed and will “deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable,” according to SpaceX.Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/fBYpawIh4j— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 22, 2020last_img

Namibia 2014: South Africa, Ghana draw leaves both in troubleNamibia 2014: South Africa, Ghana draw leaves both in trouble

first_imgSouth Africa and Ghana are both in danger of being eliminated from the Africa Women Championships in Windhoek, after playing to a 1-1 draw at the Independence Stadium on Wednesday night.Octavia Nogwanya put South Africa ahead on 16 minutes but Elizabeth Cudjoe equalised for Ghana in injury time of the first half.The result sees both teams at the bottom of Group B on one point each, while Cameroon lead the log on six points with Algeria second on three points.South Africa came out attacking with Leandra Smeda and Portia Modise making early inroads before Nogwanya gave them the lead when she tapped in a loose ball after an error by Ghana’s goalie Fafali Dumahisi, who failed to hold a high ball.South Africa continued to attack with Smeda, Modise and Mamello Makhabane all coming close to scoring, but they could not find the net.Ghana, who had few chances of note in the first half, caught South Africa off guard on 46 minutes when an unmarked Elizabeth Cudjoe received the ball at the far post to tap the ball into an empty net. The tempo picked up in the second half as both teams went in search of the winner.Agnes Aduako missed a great chance for Ghana when she missed a cross by Cudjoe with an open goal mouth gaping, while Smeda headed narrowly over the bar from a Modise cross.Nompumelelo Nyandeni came close for South Africa with a long range effort that was tipped over the bar, while a long free kick by Janine van Wyk was just saved by Dumahisi.South Africa’s Nompumelelo Nyandeni won the Player of the Match award.last_img read more