Some of the Turpin children are playing the guitar to heal

first_imgPolice say they lived in squalor for years, malnourished and deprived of contact with the outside world. Their parents are accused of torturing them.Now on the road to recovery, David and Louise Turpin’s seven adult children are turning to music to help them heal.They’ve been learning to play the guitar and singing Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly” and John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” as a form of musical therapy, said Mark Uffer, the CEO of Corona Regional Medical Center, where the five women and two men have been recovering since they were taken from their parents’ home in January. The six minor children were taken to a separate hospital.Uffer said that all of the adult children “continue to be stable” and are making progress in their recovery. He declined to go into detail, citing privacy rules.—Scientific research supports theories that music is healing. “The studies show that music can create profound neurochemical and biological changes, tangible, demonstrable ones,” said psychologist Daniel Levitin, a professor emeritus at McGill University in Montreal, who specializes in neuroscience and music.“Those changes can in turn affect things like mood, even the healing of physical wounds and psychological wounds as well,” he said. Read the whole story: CNN More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Nigerian immigration officers warn foreigners against voting

first_imgNigerian politician Ibori loses appeal against UK graft conviction A man on crutches casts his vote at a polling unit at the start of voting in Apapa district in Lagos March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kunle Ajayi Related The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Lagos State Command, Ekpedeme King, on Tuesday warned immigrants in the state not to vote in the 2019 general elections.King, who said this during a meeting with different associations of ECOWAS citizens in Lagos, urged the leaders to warn their people not to participate in the elections.King said the warning became necessary because Permanent Voter Cards were retrieved from some of the immigrants.He said, “The CG, Muhammad Babandede, has directed us to get across to you that migrants that are not Nigerians should not participate in the electoral process and today’s meeting is to interact with you to pass this information to your compatriots that they must not participate in the electoral process.“They must not allow themselves to be used to vote either by inducement or any other form. And they should not allow themselves to be used as political thugs. They must keep away from the process.”King also urged NIS officials in various local government areas to conduct themselves in a good manner during the election period.The CG, who ordered officers to educate the immigrants in the local area they are supervising, said they should also be on the lookout for PVCs among the immigrants.He said, “We had to be reminded that we are to conduct ourselves very well before, during and after the election. You as representatives of the immigration service in the local government in the state have a very big duty to perform.”center_img MTN withdraws case against Nigerian communications regulator MTN withdraws case against Nigerian regulatorlast_img read more

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