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27% Of Adults in the E.U. Unlikely to Accept a Covid Vaccine, According to a New Survey Thu May 13, 2021 16:12 | Michael Curzon
More than a quarter of adults in the E.U. are either "very unlikely" or "rather unlikely" to accept a Covid vaccine, according to a new survey. Lack of trust in the safety of the vaccine is the main reason for hesitancy.
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Boris Confirms ?Nothing? is Ruled Out in Responding to Indian Variant. How Worried Should We Be? Thu May 13, 2021 13:22 | Will Jones
Boris Johnson confirmed today that "nothing" is ruled out in responding to the Indian variant including new lockdowns. But does the data show that the variant is anything for us to worry about?
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?Externality Argument? for Lockdown Isn?t as Strong As It Seems, Argue Economists Thu May 13, 2021 11:43 | Noah Carl
The ?externality argument? for lockdown says that government should restrict our freedoms to prevent us from harming others. In a recent paper, two economists explain why this argument isn't as strong as it seems.
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Almost Five Million People Waiting to Start NHS Hospital Treatment in England Alone Thu May 13, 2021 10:47 | Michael Curzon
The number of people waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to 4.95 million in England alone, according to the latest NHS figures.
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The 30-person limit on the number of mourners who can attend funerals is set to end in England on May 17th, but some venues are still imposing this restriction beyond the next step of the "roadmap" out of lockdown.
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Ensemble Avalon in Carlingford
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Monday February 04, 2008 11:33 by Sean Crudden - impero sean.crudden at iol dot ie Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Co Louth. 087 9739945
An Outstanding Performance
The audience in Holy Trinity Heritage Centre, Carlingford, yesterday contributed to immensely to a finely wrought performance by Ensemble Avalon. There was no attention deficit and no disconcerting applause at the end of individual movements. Applause was reserved for the end of each of the four sonatas performed. In a very symmetrical program each of the sonatas had three movements. There was no rocking in the aisles but the applause was appreciative and there was a general air of satisfaction around the Heritge Centre as the performance progressed. The cost of a ticket for this concert was €15.
From left: Michael, Ioana and Gerald.
Ensemble Avalon performed a varied and comprehensive program of music in Holy Trinity Heritage Centre, Carlingford, Co Louth, starting at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 3 February 2008. It appears from the written program that the concert was part of a tour organised by Music Network. Unfortunately I have not to hand the details of other venues which were visited or which are to be visited as part of the tour. But anyone interested in music should definitely be on the look-out for Ensemble Avalon.
The outfit consists of three players; Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin), Gerald Peregrine (cello) and Michael McHale (piano).
Joseph Haydn, Piano Trio, (Hob: XV30 in e flat major)
Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Piano Trio, B flat major.
Ludwig van Beethoven, "Ghost" Trio in D major, Op. 70 No 1
Leonard Bernstein, Piano Trio, Op. 2 (1937)
The standard of performance throughout was high or very high.
In the first half of the concert Ioana impressed with quiet, relaxed and competent leadership. The tone of her violin is rich and slightly dead-pan. She appears to be an introspective player but she projects the music very effectively.
The ensemble was well knitted together and like careful builders the players showed great, unfussy awareness and concentration and took great pains to make sure all the pieces fitted together neatly and correctly.
I thought the overall speed was not slow but I think it was on the deliberate side of fast. The music had time to unfold in a meaningful way and all three players especially, Ioana and Michael looked "comfortable on the ball." Like good golfers they played well "within themselves."
When I was young around Ardee the highest compliment which could be paid to the player of an instrument (like the accordion, for instance) was, "He can make it talk!"
In the second half of the concert I became more aware of Michael McHale’s piano playing. He has snap. But that belies the fact that he has sweetness and roundness of tone and exhibits outstanding musical thinking and strategy. He definitely is an excellent team player, too. He has the ability in coolness to plan and execute and create very true and authentic musical effect. I was not aware of the technicalities of his playing but I was aware of the fact that he was producing a transparent, translucent, beautiful account of the music particularly in the Beethoven. In a true musical sense, therefore, my conclusion is that he can make the piano talk.
Gerald Peregrine on the cello appeared to be working harder than his companions. He has a deft touch, sweet tone, a smart athletic style and great concentration.