Letterkenny Chiropractic – Meet the team giving free spinal checks this month!

first_imgDid you know that Ireland’s oldest Chiropractic Clinic has a base in Letterkenny? Letterkenny Chiropractic on the Glencar Road is part of Ireland’s longest established group who have been providing high-quality care and healing for almost 35 years.Dr Aram Proudman and his team at Glencar have been helping people of all ages solve their health problems for many years. It’s not just back complaints that chiropractic is used to treat, but headaches and injuries in the neck, arms, and legs too. If you are struggling to find relief for a specific issue, why not see if Chiropractic can help? This month, the team are opening the Letterkenny Chiropractic clinic to everyone to get FREE spinal checks from 19th September – 19th October.  Call 0749125207 to book now.Letterkenny Chiropractic, GlencarChiropractic provides a safe and gentle way to help your body to function at its best.  It can be the key to solving many health problems – not just back pain. If you are searching for a way to deal with back issues, neck pain, headaches, stress, carpal tunnel syndrome and more, then chiropractic may be a drug-free non-surgical way to alleviate the problem. Chiropractic is about addressing the root of the problem, which can often be along the spine. Dr Aram Proudman said: “Chiropractic works because every cell, tissue and organ requires information from the brain in order to work properly. This information travels down from the brain, through the spinal cord and out through the nerves to these structures. The spinal bones are there to protect this delicate system. If these spinal bones are not moving properly or fixed in the wrong position due to injury, repetitive strain or other factors, this communication can be affected.“Chiropractors assess the body to detect any abnormal motion or position of the spinal bones, pelvis and skull that may be affecting this communication between your brain and your body.”The team are looking forward to showing how ‘Chiropractic Works’ by offering spinal checks to people looking for full wellness in their lives. The offer is open to adults and children of all ages. Diagnosis is the first step, so why not see what they can do for you by booking a free visit by calling: 0749125207Meet the Letterkenny Chiropractic Team: Dr. Aram ProudmanDr. Kevin Proudman Dr. Tina TooskyCorina Mc CormackFor more information and to book your visit, call 0749125207Visit: www.letterkennychiropractic.com www.facebook.com/LetterkennyChiropracticLetterkenny Chiropractic – Meet the team giving free spinal checks this month! was last modified: September 19th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:chiropractorshealthletterkenny chiropracticspinal checklast_img read more

Five things you should know about Gerald Butts following his resignation

first_imgOTTAWA — Gerald Butts resigned Monday as the principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amid allegations former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office not to proceed with a criminal prosecution of Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.Here are five things to know about who he is and what his role has been.Founded in friendshipButts and Trudeau are not just colleagues, they are very close friends. They met at McGill University in the early 1990s and their friendship was so close that Butts helped craft Trudeau’s memorable eulogy for his father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, in 2000. That was the public speech that produced a push for Trudeau, then a teacher in British Columbia, to follow his father into politics. In his book, Common Ground, Trudeau wrote that when he began to think about running for the Liberal leadership in 2012, Butts was the first person he approached for advice. Butts was a critical part of both Trudeau’s leadership campaign and the Liberals’ 2015 election campaign. Trudeau has described Butts and Katie Telford, his chief of staff, as “the core of my inner circle.”From different worlds, unitedButts and Trudeau were both born in 1971 but grew up in very different circles. Trudeau was the son of a prime minister whose childhood included a security detail and handshakes with world leaders. Butts was the youngest son of a Glace Bay, N.S., coal miner and a nurse, who nonetheless grew up to have at least one link to Liberal politics. His aunt, Peggy Butts, a nun and social activist who is said to have been one of the biggest influences on how he views the world, was appointed to the Senate by Jean Chretien in 1997.Deja-vu all over againThe 2015 campaign was not the first in which Butts helped steer a Liberal leader into government. Butts’s first foray into politics came with the Ontario Liberals, where he was a policy adviser to then-leader Dalton McGuinty. He was one of the architects of the 2003 Liberal platform that propelled McGuinty into the premier’s office and Butts would be his principal secretary for five years.McGuinty’s agenda has many similarities to Trudeau’s, such as phasing out coal power, expanding renewable energy, and increasing social spending.Prime Minister ButtsButts has been unusually visible for a senior political staffer. He did not shy away from talking to journalists — in fact he seemed to relish doing so — but always “on background.” His presence on social media, however, was public and constant, as he used Twitter to spin government policy, challenge government critics and even get into sparring matches with the leaders of provincial parties and governments.This visibility began in his McGuinty days, with the Ontario Tories in 2003 putting out an entire press release attacking him as an “anonymous, unelected, backroom spin doctor” who was the “real leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario.”This visibility, and his influence and power within Trudeau’s office, were not always met happily by Liberal MPs, some of whom secretly referred to him as “PM Butts.”It’s the environment, stupidButts’s influence is felt in every area of government policy and Trudeau would not make any big policy decisions without the input of both Butts and Telford. But the area Butts holds dearest is the environment. Environment policies were a central theme in McGuinty’s government during the Butts era, and again with the Trudeau Liberals. In between the two governments, Butts was the CEO of the World Wildlife Fund in Canada, a position he held until the Trudeau Liberal leadership campaign came calling.In his resignation statement Butts even made a pitch for action to halt climate change: “Our kids and grandkids will judge us on one issue above all others,” he said. “That issue is climate change. I hope the response to it becomes the collective, non-partisan, urgent effort that science clearly says is required. I hope that happens soon.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Woman alleges cops didnt help after she was molested in Maha

first_imgMumbai: A 24-year-old woman has claimed she was groped by an unknown person at suburban Bandra railway station on Wednesday night and alleged that police personnel who were informed about the incident did not help.Tweeting about her ordeal, the woman said. “Today I was groaped at Bandra station, I shouted, when I seen the cops, i read to them and told the cops l what had happened, they made me run here and there. The man got away…@Ourbandra @MumbaiPolice.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Her tweet, which appeared on Wednesday night, added, “I even told him pointed out that he man is there, I called up 100. They just asked what happened, and then cut the call, we’ll see what we can do. There was no assurance @CPMumbaiPolice @MumbaiPolice @bandrabuzz.” “After more than half hr, after going home I got a call from the police station, saying I’m here, and I don’t see that man. I don’t blame the officer that called me. I blame those 2 cops who didn’t help me. @MumbaiPolice @CPMumbaiPolice @bandrabuzz,” she said in her tweet. Following the tweet, police registered a molestation case and an official Friday said CCTV footage of the area was being checked to nab the accused.last_img read more

It was hard Portman on Star Wars prequel backlash

first_imgLondon: Actor Natalie Portman says it was “hard” for her to come to terms with the negative reaction received by the prequel trilogy of Star Wars series. Portman, 37, had portrayed Padme Amidala, who is later revealed to be the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, in George Lucas’ prequel films – Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). The trilogy was largely panned by the critics and also failed to live up to the expectations of the franchise fans. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”It was hard. It was a bummer because it felt like people were so excited about new ones and then to have people feel disappointed,” Portman told Empire magazine. “Also to be at an age that I didn’t really understand that’s kind of the nature of the beast. When something has that much anticipation it can almost only disappoint,” she added. Portman, however, also believes that fans have over the time come to love the prequels. “With the perspective of time, it’s been re-evaluated by a lot of people who actually really love them now. There’s a very avid group of people who think they’re the best ones now. I don’t have enough perspective to weigh in,” she said. Portman currently stars in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama Vox Lux.last_img read more

We Talk Curling And Stats With The Guys Who Won The Gold

Embed Code It all started as a predawn tweet: More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed But after the U.S. men’s Olympic curling team won gold in Pyeongchang, we knew it had to become reality. So, on Friday, despite bad weather in the Northeast — which left Nate calling in from an airport tarmac after his flight was diverted — I was joined in the FiveThirtyEight podcast studio by Olympic champion curlers John Shuster, Tyler George and Matt Hamilton.We talked about curling analytics, the team’s new celebrity fans and where the sport goes from here. You can listen to it on your phone by subscribing to our NBA podcast, “The Lab,”1Sadly, we don’t have a curling podcast feed … yet. or by clicking the play button below. By Neil Paine Here are some excerpts from the conversation.On advice for first-time curlers:Hamilton: “My best advice would be, don’t fall. In my first game at the Olympics, I fell. So don’t go down — it’s still hard ice. But in seriousness, if you go in with an open mind and are really curious about the sport itself — not just the throwing aspects, but actually immersing yourself in what curling is about — you’ll find all these people who are so willing to help and teach and get you into the strategy, which is really the draw. … Making shots is great, and it felt good when you made your first couple of shots in curling when you tried it, but when you finally learn why you’re throwing that shot, why making that shot set you up later in the game to win, it’s just a remarkable feeling. It really is like chess on ice, just that mental game mixed with a finesse game, mixed with the brute force of sweeping. It has all the aspects of a really fun game.”On preparing with analytics guru Gerry Geurts of CurlingZone.com:Hamilton: “He sat us down at our summer camp and explained to us where we sat [among] elite players at certain things, like with the hammer/without the hammer, up by one with the hammer/down by one with the hammer … and it went on for all of the potential scoring scenarios. And he gave us feedback [on] which positions we could be better at, which ones we’re really good at, where we need to keep doing what we’re doing. Then he gave us some info on other teams in those same kind of numbers. … I’d be lying if I said that didn’t come into play at all.”On the flaws of using curling percentage to judge players and teams:George: “It’s incredibly subjective because it depends on what types of shots you’re playing. And the way that they do stats for the television events [is] really simplistic because they’re only going on make/miss or how close you were to making the shot [but] not factoring in the difficulty of the shot. … So for the viewer at home, looking at our percentages, they probably thought that we weren’t playing nearly as well as our record would imply. … But a lot of that is because we’re playing with a lot more rocks in play. We’re making a lot more difficult shots, but the viewers are not seeing that.”On the role analytics might have in the game in the future:George: “There’s a major change coming up next season where they’re literally changing the rules in the game, where stats are going to have to be applied to figure out what the best strategies are … (Editor’s note: The change involves being able to add one extra protected stone to the area in front of the house.) It doesn’t seem like much — it’s only one more rock that you can’t take out to play — but it completely changes the strategy of how you start ends out, and they’ve been using it in Grand Slam events so far. So you see it maybe six or seven times a year, and teams are still kind of tinkering with strategy on how to defend, especially [because] it’s a way more offensive game. … Stats are going to be huge in figuring out the best ways to go about defending with this new strategy because we just haven’t done it that much.”On whether curling will be able to capitalize on its newfound popularity:Shuster: “I think you’re going to see it because [of] the ratings that we were getting during the Olympics and the ratings we’ve been getting with “Curling Night in America” the last couple of years. What happens is, we haven’t had national television coverage between Olympic cycles, and then every Olympics we get more and more coverage and the ratings get better and better. And then all of a sudden, NBC Sports Network ran “Curling Night in America,” so we had a weekly show going on. After we won the gold, they’re going to show one live game every single day during the world [championships] that are coming up in Vegas. … I think curling right now could be on [the same] trajectory as something like poker was 10 years ago. If the world championships are high-quality, entertaining TV this year, people are going to demand it more, and we’re going to start seeing it on more of a regular basis moving forward.” read more

30 NFL teams survey Buckeye prospects at Pro Day

Ohio State football players showed their talents for 30 different NFL teams at the Buckeyes’ Pro Day in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Friday. Thirteen players, including running back Daniel “Boom” Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, offensive tackles Mike Adams and J.B. Shugarts, linebacker Andrew Sweat and center Mike Brewster, attended the workout. Scouts from every NFL team except the Chicago Bears and New York Jets came to take in the action and evaluate the NFL hopefuls. Herron compared the day to a job interview. “(There were) a lot of great coaches out here,” Herron said. “You just want to put on the best show, be at your best.” The Buckeyes’ Pro Day, which was led by OSU football strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti, schedule featured events such as the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, three cone drill, broad jump and individual position drills. The 40-yard dash, which is considered by many as one of the most important measurable heading into the NFL Draft in April, saw only 10 Buckeyes and three non-OSU participants participate in the drill as Posey, Adams and Brewster opted to not test their 40-times. Posey said the day’s events were the best part of the drafting process. “This is the best part, man. Just football,” Posey said. “Running routes, catching balls, I feel like I do that the best. I just wanted to come out and make sure I catch everything today.” Shugarts said he met with several teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs. “I was doing a lot of board work with the Chiefs,” Shugarts said. “I just got done with that … Just going over pass protections, they asked us our favorite run plays.” While the purpose of the day was for Buckeye football players to prove to NFL scouts they have the ability to play at the next level, players’ family, friends and a number of former OSU players showed up to watch the action for themselves. Notably, former Buckeye football players Beanie Wells, Jim Cordle, Doug Worthington, Bobby Carpenter, Joey Galloway, LeCharles Bentley, Chris Spielman, Andy Katzenmoyer and Dick LeBeau attended. Additionally, current OSU football players such as Braxton Miller, Etienne Sabino, Travis Howard and Bradley Roby also came to support their former teammates. Other players who took part in the day’s trials were Dionte Allen, Nate Ebner, Donnie Evege, Aaron Gant and Grant Schwartz. In some ways, Friday’s combine was one of the last chances for OSU players to improve their NFL Draft status in the eyes of teams around the league. Officially, the draft opens on April 26. Andrew Hollern contributed to this story. read more

Ryan Bennett thrilled by hardworking Wolves

first_imgWolves defender Ryan Bennett is excited to be a part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side as they look to establish themselves in the Premier League.Bennet has been a regular in Nuno Espirito Santo’s team this season and has played in every minute of Wolves’ Premier League matches.Wolves have accrued 16 points from the first 12 Premier League league games, but Bennett feels the team “could have been better”.“With the games that we’ve had, the chances that we’ve had, we haven’t really put pay to it,” Bennett told the club’s website.“But at the same time, maybe some of the games that we did win, we were lucky, so it evens itself out throughout the course of the season.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But the most important thing is that we’re playing well, we’re having a right go, the lads are working as hard as we can and if we can continue that we’re going to be doing very well come the end of the season.“That’s what we want to do. There’s ambition at this club, I think everyone can see it, and it’s important that we do carry it on like we have done this season, to put that ambition forward.“It’s difficult in this league and I think this is the start of this football club pushing forward. We started last year and it’s a progression.“It takes time, it’s hard, but with the manager’s thoughts, the staff’s thoughts, the player’s coming in, working hard and buying into new ideas, it is only the start.“The club’s in a really good place at the minute and I’m excited to be part of it and I’ll be excited to see the future of the club when I’m moved on.”last_img read more

Libraries go hightech to stay relevant in the digital era

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: 2:18 That creates challenges for librarians, who have championed privacy, even standing up to the US government over requirements in the 2001 USA Patriot Act to share records with law enforcement. Given how much of our lives has moved online, providing internet connections for patrons is another increasingly important part of library operations. The New York Public Library has rolled out a host of services aimed at closing the digital divide, including computers and laptops at its locations, free Wi-Fi and loaner mobile hotspots. Three quarters of the people who check out the hotspots live in households earning less than $25,000 a year, says Tony Marx, the library’s president and CEO.Libraries also serve as human go-betweens for prisoners and information that’s often readily available online. The San Francisco Public Library’s letter-writing service, called Reference by Mail, handles questions from the incarcerated population in the western half of the country, while a similar program at the New York Public Library handles the eastern half. A third library, the Harris County Public Library in Houston, takes letters from prisoners in Texas.Some of the inquiries are serious, such as requests for information about transition to life outside prison. Others are light, such as requests for song lyrics.CNET also looked at ways you can get free, legal books online and how to read e-books and magazines from your local library.Originally published April 8.Update, April 9: Adds more details of the package. Update, April 11: Adds more detail. This library puts tech in the hands of its patrons The Library of Congress is putting our historical treasures… Share your voice Post a commentcenter_img The Next Chapter is a multipart series that examines the changing role of libraries in a connected world.  James Martin/CNET Think of a library and you’ll likely conjure up images of a building stuffed with dusty books and a disciplinarian ready to “shush” you for the slightest decibel-related infraction. That image hasn’t changed for decades, even though libraries have. Libraries are repositioning themselves as cultural and learning centers for the digital age. Many lend out mobile hotspots, often for weeks at a time. Others offer classes in the latest tech, such as 3D printing and music-editing software. And libraries have some of the savviest social media editors around.On Sunday, libraries across the country began celebrating their evolving mission during National Library Week. Melinda Gates serves as honorary chairwoman of the annual event, which is sponsored by the American Library Association. Gates is an appropriate choice: She and husband Bill began funding computers, internet access and software for libraries in low-income communities through an organization they established in 1997.CNET used the annual celebration to examine how libraries are changing. We found institutions adapting to the new world, addressing new needs and discovering new challenges. Tags 0 The Broward County Libraries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are a good example of what the modern library looks like. The library has established lounges, called Creation Stations, to give visitors access to tech, as well as to teach digital skills. They offer classes and workshops in basic activities, like creating online resumes and coding. And Broward County is finding ways to bring library services to patrons who might never set foot in the building.”When people think of a place or a space, or they need something, the library [should be] the first thing that comes to mind,” Kelvin Watson, Broward County Libraries director, says in his office in the Main Library.The Library of Congress, the world’s biggest library, is also embracing technology in order to make its massive collection available to everyone. Scanning the collection is a mammoth undertaking. The Library’s 826 miles of shelving house just some its 170 million items. Still, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden says it’s a part of her institution’s cultural mission.”We’re throwing open the treasure chest, as we like to say, because this is the world’s largest library, with so many unique items,” Hayden told CNET. “We want to make these things accessible to people who could never come in person.”Libraries are also using social media to reach their patrons. The New York Public Library maintains an active presence on Twitter and Instagram, and created new versions of classic novels to appeal to a generation of readers that are more likely to scroll through a text message than turn a page. A San Francisco Public Library campaign prompted patrons to post photos of their library cards. The University of Liverpool Library’s snarky Twitter account set of the #shelfwich hashtag after employees found partially eaten sandwiches next to books.New technology, such as e-books, has also created an environment that can be at odds with the traditional role libraries have played as champions of privacy. E-books and audiobooks, now standard at libraries, make protecting privacy harder. Titles are usually provided through private companies, which can access your data. And today’s software can create more comprehensive records about you than a simple list of the books you checked out. 3:14 Culture Digital Medialast_img read more

Tota Miahs Bharta offers for foodies

first_img.A restaurant selling heavy local foods in a remote village of Gazipur attracts hundreds of food lovers of different places to taste traditional items.Bharta — traditional mashed dishes made up of vegetables, fish and meat — is the main offer of Tota Miah’s ‘Niribili Restaurant’ or the restaurant of tranquility.And the number of items of such Bharta that are served there from time to time is unthinkably high — 70.Every day, around 300 foodies visit ‘Niribili Restaurant’, which is also called Tota Miah’s Hotel, located in Tok Nayan Bazar of Kapasia upazila, Gazipur, far away from hue and cry of metropolitan life. Many people in this part of the world refer to restaurant as hotel.”I always try to serve my customers with fresh foods,” Tota Miah said.Other than Bharta, he sells around 40 items of curry and also home-made pickles.”The fishes we cook are bought directly from the fishermen so that they contain no preservatives and people can take their original taste,” Tota Miah said of quality of foods.There are 15 cooks and 5 waiters there to serve the customers from morning till late night.Nur Mohammad was one of the customers, who came along with his family members from Narsingdi on last Saturday.”We very much loved the delicious mashed dishes and they are being offered at quite reasonable prices,” he expressed his experience.The restaurant sees much more customers at the weekend — Friday and Saturday. Tota Miah’s cooks then prepare more items. In all, this restraunt offers up to 150 items at the weekend.A package of 20 different mashed dishes is sold for Tk 200 or so and a package of 15 items of curries for the same amount. A package of fish or meat curry with rice is sold for Tk 150.Tota Miah said, fifth among eight children of his parents of the locality, he had to begin working at a very young age. He first worked a waiter and later as a boiled-rice vendor.Tota Miah shifted to beach town of Cox’s Bazar and then Chittagong, seeking a better fortune. He eventually came back within a few years to venture on a restaurant of his own as the local people encouraged him to sell foods.Banking on his initial success in Niribili, Tota Miah has transformed once corrogated iron sheet house into a pucca (brick-built) house.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakat.last_img read more

Vetiver grass plantation achieves stellar success

first_imgKolkata: The plantation of Vetiver grass to prevent soil erosion, an initiative taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has achieved great success with Nadia district administration planting the grass along the banks of six rivers, covering an area of 210 km in 2017-18. Banerjee has named the project Sabujayan. In 2018-19, steps have been taken to plant Vetiver along the river bank, covering another 120 km. The grass will be planted along river banks, covering a total area of 743 km in Nadia. The six rivers that flow through the district are Ichamati, Churni, Mathabhanga, Jalangi, Bhagirathi and Padma. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsTaking cue from the success of Sabujayan in Nadia, several other districts have started planting Vetiver to prevent soil erosion along river banks. These districts are East Midnapore, East Burdwan, Hooghly, Cooch Behar, Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar.Vetiver grass is primarily available in Tamil Nadu. To curtail the cost of bringing Vetiver saplings from there, 76 nurseries have been set up in Nadia. Experts from Tamil Nadu and US had visited the nurseries and expressed their satisfaction over their functioning. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe district administration in Nadia has set up six handicraft centres, two each in Nakashipara, Tehatta and Ranaghat, where several items for room decoration, curtains etc. are being manufactured from Vetiver. The room decoration items in particular, are in high demand. Vetiver grass is now being planted along the banks of waterbodies to stop soil erosion. It is also used to purify water. It also helps stop erosion of soil along roads. The farmers are given training about how they should be planted and maintained. “The plantation of the grass to prevent soil erosion, both along river banks and roads, has been highly effective. Also, home decoration items made from Vetiver have helped the artisans to earn money,” said a senior official.last_img read more