Creative talent recognised at Limerick Institute of Technology

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSachievementawardfilmlifestyleLimerick City and CountyLimerick Institute of TechnologyNews Award Winner, Mirian Gonzalez pictured with Cian Reinhardt.BROADCAST and film production students and staff at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) put the full range of their talents on show at the LSAD Film & Media Showcase 19 in the Millenium Theatre on Thursday last.The day-long showcase celebrated the ingenuity, creativity, and intriguing work created by the students, before an awards ceremony capped off the evening.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The award for Best Documentary Film went to Mirian Gonzalez for her brilliantly researched film ‘Frank’s Ashes’.The LIT student said, “I read ‘Angela’s Ashes’ book when I was 15-years-old and in one way, I never forgot its story. When I visited ‘The Frank McCourt Museum’ last summer,  I discovered that they had no documentary about him and I was determined that his story had to be told.”Award winners on the evening:Winner of the Smarter Travel Campus Awards in Multimedia Video presented by Sadbh Hanley of Smarter travel Limerick went to Mark Bergin, Edward Hannon, & Ruth Barnes for their short “Counting Steps” This was a national competition coordinated by Sharon Daly of transport Ireland. A cleverly conceived short advert directly relatable and superbly executed. The judges on the Smarter Travel educating panel were extremely impresses by the quality and professional standard of the winning film.Winner of the award for Art Direction – Selected & presented by Michelle Brassil of Troy Studios went to Amerson Fortuanto for his film “Out of time”. The award was collected on the night by fellow “Out of time” production crew members & actors Saoirse O Connor & Eoin Leen. The film also picked up the Award for Cinematography from Shane Serano of Crude Media. An outstanding film created with great detail and beautiful cinematic accuracy. A first year student of Creative broadcast & Film Production, Amerson is a DOP to watch out for in the future.The Winner of the award for Motion Graphics & VFX – Selected & presented by Róisín Buckley of Piquant Media went to Sean Ó Donoghue for his film “IV” specifically for his excellent use of VFX in live action.The winner of the award for best Documentary film – Selected & presented by Cian Reinhard of The Limerick Post went to Marian Gonzalez for her brilliantly researched film “Franks Ashes”. A superbly presented piece of factual film making based on the working life of Frank McCourt.Winner of the best Original Sound Mix – Selected & presented by Louise Cantillon of Spin South West went to Mark Bergin for his Radio Drama “Quota”, a skilfully mixed, beautifully layered audio drama which we will hopefully hear across our airways very soon.Winner of the best Original Script – Selected & presented by Diarmuid McIntire of the HearSay International Audio Festival went to Nathan Campion for his film “Psychlical”, a wonderfully scripted exploration into the art of storytelling.Finally, the Richard Harris Award in Film Excellence – Selected & presented by Seb Moore went to Fiona Galvin and Adam Littlewood for their film “Caesar”, a deeply moving and touching tale of the beauty of friendship and reaching out in the face of the conformity. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Advertisement Print EntertainmentFilmLifestyleNewsCreative talent recognised at Limerick Institute of TechnologyBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2019 1361 Previous articleArmed response unit operating in BrureeNext articlePrima Volta live / DJ gig and a new essential compilation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

BED to Seek Rate Increase

first_imgBED to Seek Rate IncreaseBurlington Electric Department announced October 23, 2008, that it will seek a rate increase of up to 5.9 percent from the Public Service Board, pending the approval of the City Council. The increase would become effective Jan. 1, 2009. The exact amount of the increase will be determined as BED endeavors to arrange the optimal debt strategy for 2009 and beyond. The need for the increase is driven by increased power, transmission and operating costs, along with declining sales of electricity that are a result of BED’s successful energy efficiency programs.BED has advanced its ongoing major capital projects, the McNeil air quality improvements and the East Avenue reliability upgrade, through favorable short-term borrowing arranged through the City. This allows BED to reap the benefits of these projects in lowered operating costs as it moves into 2009 without fully absorbing the cost of the debt these projects will require.”That’s the bright side,” said general manager Barbara Grimes. “More problematic is that these projects will still need long-term financing in a bond market that is very uncertain, given the current financial turmoil. Though thankfully we have voter support to obtain bond funding, and we prefer long-term to short-term debt, the bond market is currently expensive. It is difficult to say today when the time will be right. But by implementing these cost-effective projects now, we can count on reaping their benefits to lower the amount needed when we do go for long-term financing.”BED is sensitive to the difficult economic times Burlington’s residents and businesses are experiencing. “While we’re reluctant to put off what we know will be needed and defer debt until tomorrow, we think it is best in the current economic situation to ask for as small a revenue increase as possible,” said Grimes.BED will continue to offer aggressive energy efficiency programs to all its customers. “We’ve known through our planning that these programs will reduce revenue and impact rates in the short term, but participating in these offerings is the best way for our customers to lower their own bills and offset the increased cost. The payoff will come in the long term, when BED can avoid buying new supply sources.”All BED customers are encouraged to explore what’s available for reducing their energy bills by visiting BED’s web site, www.burlingtonelectric.com(link is external), or by calling 658-0300.#30last_img read more

CUNA calls for higher remittances exemption threshold

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s remittance transfer exception is too low and unintentionally harming consumers by forcing providers out of the market, CUNA wrote to the bureau Friday. The letter was sent in response to the CFPB’s review of its remittance assessment.“We believe the rule has also clearly resulted in unintended harm to consumers,” the letter reads. “The harm is generally in the form of decreased availability of remittance services and/or increased prices where such services are available. The price increase is due in part to an increase in compliance costs under the current rule as well as a decrease in competition among remittance transfer providers.“Competition has decreased because of providers intentionally limiting remittance transfers to remain below the safe harbor threshold as well as former providers exiting the remittance market entirely because of its failure to remain economically viable,” the letter adds.CUNA called for CFPB to raise the safe harbor threshold to entities providing at least 1,000 remittances annually, up from the current 100. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

EQUALITY? Dunedin father and daughter sentenced over incest

first_imgNZ Herald 25 January 2017Family First Comment: If consenting loving adults means equality and we should be ‘free to love’, then here’s an interesting statement by the judge …“Judge Kevin Phillips said it was very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct.”Maybe now – but for how long?#slipperyslopeA Dunedin father and daughter have been ordered to stay away from each other for two years after being sentenced for incest for the second time.The pair – aged 37 and 23 – were last year convicted of incest for the second time after the discovery of the pair’s second child.At this morning’s sentencing, the father was sentenced to six months community detention and two years’ intensive supervision. The daughter was sentenced to two years of intensive supervision.The pair are not to associate during that time and the father is not come within 100km of Dunedin, and reside elsewhere in the South Island.Judge Kevin Phillips said it was “very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct”.The offending came to light after police attended a domestic disturbance at the pair’s home in 2013 and found an infant at the residence which they suspected was fathered by the defendant.The pair were first convicted in 2012 after the birth of their first child.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11788494Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

New Tipp management happy with player response

first_imgThe side narrowly lost their first match of the year against Clare in the McGrath Cup at the weekend but performed well even though many of those that would probably be in the starting fifteen were unavailable.Their next outing in the competition is against Kerry on Sunday week.Selector Shane Stapleton says the players’ commitment has been impressive despite the many other demands on their time.last_img

Woods pulls out of Bay Hill because of back pain

first_imgTiger Woods hits from the rough off the seventh fairway during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Tuesday because of persistent pain in his back, creating even more uncertainty for golf’s No. 1 player with the Masters only three weeks away.And that’s if Woods can even play in the Masters.“I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won’t be able to play in his tournament this year,” Woods said on his website.“I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando fans, the volunteers, the tournament staff and the sponsors for having to miss the event. Unfortunately, my back spasms and the pain haven’t subsided.”Woods had to withdraw after 13 holes of the final round at the Honda Classic three weeks ago because of what he called back spasms and pain in his lower back. He tried to defend his title the following week at Doral, only for his back to flare up again in the final round. He closed with a 78, the highest Sunday score of his PGA Tour career and the first final round without a birdie.After a week of rest and treatment, he didn’t feel fit to play Bay Hill, where he is an eight-time winner, including the past two years.“I am certainly sorry that Tiger is not able to play,” Palmer said. “Quite obviously, we will miss having him here this week. He called me to tell me that his back was still giving him a lot of trouble and he didn’t feel he should play. I told him I understood and wished him well.”This is only the second time that Woods has not played Bay Hill. He also missed in 2010 when he sat out more than four months during the scandal in his personal life.The Masters, which is April 10-13, is the only major Woods has never missed.“It’s too early to know about the Masters, and I will continue to be evaluable and work closely with my doctors,” Woods said. “I feel badly that I won’t be able to play in this great tournament this week.”Woods first showed signs of back pain at Bethpage Black at The Barclays in 2012, which he attributed to a soft bed at his hotel. He felt twinges during the final round of the PGA Championship last year, and when his back bothered him in the final round of The Barclays two weeks later, he said it was unrelated.This has been the longest sustained problem with the lower back. “A bad back is no joke,” Woods said at Doral.Woods is off to the worst start of his 18 years on tour.At Torrey Pines, where his eight victories included a U.S. Open, Woods shot his highest score on American soil with a 79 to miss the 54-hole cut. He tied for 41st in the Dubai Desert Classic a week later for his worst finish in that event.Woods had said he spent his offseason working on his body and didn’t spend enough time on his game, so it was troubling for him to then deal with yet another injury. He shot a 65 in the third round of the Honda Classic before having what he described as back spasms similar to The Barclays last year.At Doral, he was only three shots out of the lead going into the final round and in the penultimate group when he said an awkward stance while playing out of a bunker on the sixth fairway of the Blue Monster caused his back to start hurting again.“That’s what set it off and then it was done after that,” Woods said at Doral. “Just see if I could actually manage … keep the spasms at bay.”Woods had said at the start of the Florida swing that he was taking a look at his schedule leading up to the Masters, though he never made it clear if he intended to add another tournament. Woods rarely gives a “yes” or “no” to questions pertaining to his plans.He has never played the week before any major except for the PGA Championship.In 2010, after revelations of extramarital affairs, Woods had gone 145 days without hitting a meaningful shot when he arrived at Augusta National. He opened with a 68, his lowest first-round score ever at the Masters, and wound up in a tie for fourth.Swing coach Sean Foley said he would not read too much into how Woods can prepare for the Masters if he can play.“I’ve been coaching on tour long enough now to know that Tuesday doesn’t affect Wednesday. There’s no rhyme or reason to performance,” Foley said in a telephone interview. “Tiger is always about the majors, and he’s solely about the majors now. He’s got to do the right thing. He’s just doing the right due diligence about it.”last_img read more