New support service for young carers in Donegal launched

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ A new support service for young carers in Donegal has been officially launched by Donegal Youth Service.The new service, which is being run through the Loft Youth Project, will see new one to one and group supports available to young people aged 12-18 in the county who identify as young carers.Orla O’Reilly is the new Co-ordinator of the support service and says the Young Carers service is also intended to raise awareness of young carers among the wider public………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – June 11, 2015 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleRena Donaghey selected as new Chair of Inishowen Municipal DistrictNext articleEamon Doherty hoping to play a role for Donegal in Armagh admin Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest New support service for young carers in Donegal launchedlast_img read more

PREMIERE: Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk Debuts Sinister Music Video For “Widowmaker”

first_imgFive Alarm Funk is an eight-piece funk band out of Vancouver that for the better part of a decade has become known for their hard-hitting performances. With deep-rooted grooves complemented by larger-than-life horns and shred-heavy guitars, Five Alarm Funk continues to plot their United States takeover. Earlier in the spring, the band released their 6th studio album, Sweat, which sees the band imbuing their dance-oriented funk sound with tastes of psychedelic rock, ska, prog-metal, Latin, and more.Today, Five Alarm Funk has just dropped a brand-new music video for a number off their new album titled “Widowmaker”. The song itself boasts a massive, heavy sound, taking on a dark, rumbling tone after the song’s initial climactic build. As drummer and vocalist Tayo Branston detailed, “‘Widowmaker’ is a hard-hitting groove that mixes intense horn melodies with punchy, driving bass and sinister guitars. We wanted to create a show starter when writing it, something that immediately catches your attention and directly lets you know what kind of night you’re in for. I can say the same for this video. Our director Matt did an awesome job, as well as the dancers Navid and Kelanie, setting this beautiful dance to the death into motion.”The new video for “Widowmaker” was directed by Matt Leaf, and riffs off the dark tone of the track. Focusing on two dancers, Navid Charkhi and Kelanie Rose, their dancing captures the passion and portrays the dangerous undertones to the tune. As the critically acclaimed director told us, “I’ve always wanted to make a video that focuses heavily on dancing and making dancing feel dangerous. Beautiful and violent. We went for a vintage look and feel and had the best of the best dancers for this style of movement. Our producers at Boldly found us a fantastic cinematographer (Cole Graham), who instantly shared the vision and brought the visuals to life in a way I would never have expected. Shot in cinemascope, the cinematic look and feel are both subversive and delicate, often the two feelings occur in the same frame.”You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of the video for Five Alarm Funk’s “Widowmaker” below. Following Sweat‘s release, Five Alarm Funk has been plotting a promotional tour, which sees the band hitting venues across the U.S. and Canada. You can check out their tour dates below or on the band’s website. Upcoming Five Alarm Funk Tour Dates:Tue/Oct 31, 2017 – Crystal Bay, NV – Tahoe BiltmoreThurs/Nov 2, 2017  -Whistler, BC – Maury Young Arts CentreSat/Nov 4, 2017 – Kamloops, BC – Bottoms Bar & GrillSat/Nov 18, 2017 – Rossland, BC – Miner’s HallThu/Jan 25, 2018 – Sandpoint, ID – The HiveFri/Jan 26, 2018 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat LoungeSat/Jan 27, 2018 – Bozeman, MT – Filling StationSun/Jan 28, 2018 – Moscow, ID – John’s AllySat/Feb 17, 2018 – Seattle, OR – NectarWed/Feb 21, 2018 –  Kamloops, BC – Blue GrottoThu/Feb 22, 2018 – Jasper, AB – LegionFri/Feb 23, 2018 – Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’sSat/Feb 24, 2018 – Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’sTue/Feb 27, 2018 – Golden, BC – RockwaterWed/Feb 28, 2018 – Revelstoke, BC – TraverseThu/Mar 1, 2018 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’sSat/Mar 3, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – The NeedleSun/Mar 4, 2018 – Banff, AB – Wild Bill’sFri/Apr 27, 2018 – Campbell River, BC – The Tidemark TheatreSat/Apr 28, 2018 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom[Photo: Maggie MacPherson]last_img read more

Living well

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaWhen Sue Chapman considered the best gadgets to represent Living Well Week March 12-18, she decided to go with a tape measure, the small roll of plastic and metal that takes the guesswork out of so many things.Started in 2002, Living Well Week is a time for special efforts to educate adults, youths and families on ways to better their lives inch by inch, dollar by dollar, day by day, said Chapman, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.“For us, it’s a time to recognize the work of our family and consumer sciences agents and other staff throughout Georgia who deliver our content,” she said. “Basically, we offer educational programs and information using a holistic approach that improves the quality of life.”Measurements are needed for everything, she said, in “Raising Kids,Eating Right,Spending Smart and Living Well.” That’s the theme of Living Well Week.“We’re measuring the impact of chronic disease and nutrition for all families,” said Nancy Bridges, an FCS Extension agent in Oglethorpe and Madison counties. She’s also president of the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.“In housing, we’re concentrating on energy conservation, home ownership, first-time home buyers, financial goals, family budgets and savings programs,” Bridges said.“For children,” she said, “we’re emphasizing training for child care providers and foster parents to help them not only to meet their training needs, but help make an impact on quality of care.”Bridges was introduced to Extension as a child through 4-H. But it wasn’t just the youth program that affected her life and her family. Her mother also gained valuable knowledge about food safety, preservation and nutrition from Cooperative Extension.“I’ve seen what Extension does to educate people to become better family members and better citizens,” she said. “It helps the whole family.”For more information on living well, contact your county UGA Extension FCS agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. For more on Living Well Week, visit Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more