Haselbeck’s Limerick on display through his photographs and works

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] dating back to 1912 will be on display by Limerick City Museum and Archives as part of a major exhibition of work by Franz S Haselbeck. The photographs will be hosted at City Hall.From 1912 until his death in 1973, Haselbeck was a professional photographer in the city and he was famous for his work as he cycled the streets of Limerick on his bike in an effort to photograph and record major events including the War of independence and construction projects of his time.Running at City Hall this month and next, the exhibition is free to all and includes many archival documents on his life both professional and personal.Ranks Mills, the Shannon scheme at Ardnacrusha power station and water ways along with the construction of a Irish Wire and the Cement factory all feature in the work from the German who moved to Limerick with his family in the early 1900s.Franz S. Haselbeck’s genius wasn’t recognised in his own lifetime but now, thanks to the hard work and dedication of his only grandchild, Patricia Haselbeck Flynn, his wonderful photographs can be appreciated by all in a book launched by Collins Press late last year. Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSexhibitionFranz S HaselbeckMusic Limerickphotographs Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Print Linkedin Previous articleCracked window won’t stop Ryanair improving customer serviceNext article2014 to begin with a blast and a gale Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsHaselbeck’s Limerick on display through his photographs and worksBy Staff Reporter – January 1, 2014 788 Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img read more

Tighten up language on bullying laws

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn regards to Sen. James Tedisco’s Nov. 19 guest column [“Notify parents when their children are bullied”] on bullying in our schools, why not write something like, “mandatory reporting with complete enforcement” into the first law and then maybe some of that 31 percent of unreported bullying cases in our schools may go down and the second law need not be written.Words in a law like, “make a reasonable” and “good faith effort” don’t seem to cut it from a legal stand point.This opens the law up for everyone’s own interpretation on how to proceed next, including people managing schools.Why all this vagueness and contradiction in these bullying laws? Let’s do better to help children being bullied.Paul W. TrinciMaltaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

New Research on Same-Sex Households Reveals Kids Do Best With Mom and Dad

first_imgPublic Discourse 10 February 2015A new study published in the February 2015 issue of the British Journal of Education, Society, and Behavioural Science appears to be the largest yet on the matter of same-sex households and children’s emotional outcomes. It analyzed 512 children of same-sex parents, drawn from a pool of over 207,000 respondents who participated in the (US) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) at some point between 1997 and 2013.Results reveal that, on eight out of twelve psychometric measures, the risk of clinical emotional problems, developmental problems, or use of mental health treatment services is nearly double among those with same-sex parents when contrasted with children of opposite-sex parents. The estimate of serious child emotional problems in children with same-sex parents is 17 percent, compared with 7 percent among opposite-sex parents, after adjusting for age, race, gender, and parent’s education and income. Rates of ADHD were higher as well—15.5 compared to 7.1 percent. The same is true for learning disabilities: 14.1 vs. 8 percent.The study’s author, sociologist Paul Sullins, assessed a variety of different hypotheses about the differences, including comparative residential stability, experience of stigma or bullying, parental emotional problems (6.1 percent among same-sex parents vs. 3.4 percent among opposite-sex ones), and biological attachment. Each of these factors predictably aggravated children’s emotional health, but only the last of these—biological parentage—accounted for nearly all of the variation in emotional problems. While adopted children are at higher risk of emotional problems overall, being adopted did not account for the differences between children in same-sex and opposite-sex households. It’s also worth noting that while being bullied clearly aggravates emotional health, there was no difference in self-reported experience of having been bullied between the children of same-sex and opposite-sex parents.Vocal critics, soon to emerge, will likely home in on the explanatory mechanism—the fact that two mothers or two fathers can’t possibly both enjoy a biological connection to a child—in suggesting the results of the study reveal nothing of value about same-sex households with children. On the contrary, the study reveals a great deal. Namely, there is no equivalent replacement for the enduring gift to a child that a married biological mother and father offer. It’s no guarantee of success. It’s not always possible. But the odds of emotional struggle at least double without it. Some critics might attribute the emotional health differences to the realities of “adoption by strangers,” but the vast majority of same-sex couples in the NHIS exhibited one parent with a biological relationship with the child.Even research on “planned” same-sex families—those created using assisted reproductive technology (ART)—reveals the significance of biological ties.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/02/14417/?utm_source=Blog+Subscribers&utm_campaign=c86f152311-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fdeedda8f0-c86f152311-102141473last_img read more