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 Reporter Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Fireworks and Discount Rides Thursday at Wonderland Pier

first_imgFireworks from the 2014 Wonder Bear’s Birthday at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ.UPDATE: Fireworks have been cancelled due to wind conditions and the threat of rain.________Gillian’s Wonderland Pier will celebrate its 84th anniversary of providing rides and amusements to Ocean City Boardwalk visitors with a special event on Thursday.Wonder Bear’s Birthday Bash will go off 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 4 with all rides only two tickets apiece and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.Wonder Bear, the park’s mascot, will be available for photos with families during the celebration.David Gillian opened the Fun Deck on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Plymouth Place in 1931, and a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round were the main attractions.David’s son, Roy, opened the existing Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in 1965. Wonderland is owned and operated by Roy’s son, Jay Gillian.The Ferris wheel and merry-go-round are still attractions at Wonderland Pier (though this wheel reaches more than 141 feet into the air). But the park includes more than 30 other rides, including a log flume.Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is at Sixth Street on the Boardwalk. The fireworks will be visible from the beach and boardwalk on any of the downtown blocks.last_img read more

Administration for national wholesaler Palmer & Harvey

first_imgWholesaler Palmer & Harvey has entered administration with the loss of 2,500 jobs.More than two-thirds of the 3,400-strong workforce were made redundant yesterday at the firm’s Brighton head office and across the company’s 14 regional distribution centres, which supply up to 12,000 product lines.Described as the UK’s largest delivered wholesaler to the UK convenience market, the business has 90,000 customers ranging from small c-stores to national supermarket chains.Administrator PwC said the group had been by hit by challenging trading conditions in recent months and that efforts to restructure the business had been unsuccessful.PwC added that this resulted in cash flow pressures, and that it had not been possible to secure additional funding to support the business. Earlier this year, P&H axed its direct-to-store baked goods sales service Bakedirect.The company’s remaining employees will assist the administrators in managing the closure of the business. Currently, 450 employees have been retained within the wholesale operation.“The P&H Group has faced a challenging trading environment, and the need for significant restructuring has been recognised for some while,” said joint administrator Matthew Callaghan.“The company has insufficient cash resources to continue to trade beyond the short term and the directors have concluded that there is no longer any reasonable prospect of a sale. Therefore, the directors have had no choice but to appoint administrators.”He added that the Palmer & Harvey name has been a trusted partner for retailers and suppliers for nearly 100 years.“The administration team will focus on working with employees, clients and suppliers to facilitate a smooth and effective wind-down or transfer of operations over the next few weeks.”PwC is continuing to explore options for the sale of P&H subsidiaries – P&H Direct Van Sales Limited, P&H Sweetdirect Limited and P&H Snacksdirect Limited.WS Retail Limited has not been placed into administration and continues to trade as normal.last_img read more

Tips on reaching consumers when they’re on the go

first_imgMobile is still booming. People now spend more time on their smartphones than on their desktops and laptops combined. And the gap is widening. We are now officially past the smartphone tipping point. Now that users are in the mobile world, how do we get them into our mobile world? Here are a few tips to encourage them to download and use your mobile banking app.Tip #1 — Keep it simpleWork with your IT team from the very beginning to make the process of downloading and using your banking app as painless as walking into one of your branches and opening up a checking account. On the other end of the process, train your in-branch team members as well as your online and telephone helpline staff on guiding your users through downloading and setting up your app.These associates should know everything about this process just like they are expected to know everything about the other products you offer. The people jumping into a mobile banking app at this point aren’t exactly early adopters. They’ll need a little technology hand holding, and the financial institutions that do that will capture this end of the adoption bell curve. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jason Trost – Smarkets gearing up for sportsbook rollout

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Related Articles Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Jason Trost the CEO & Founder of online betting exchange Smarkets, has revealed that his firm will move to launch a traditional sportsbook platform supporting its existing operations.Speaking to Bloomberg Business, Trost detailed that Smarkets had spent circa $5 million developing its sportsbook extension which will attached to the Smarkets exchange.Focusing on the in-house development of its proprietary technology platform, Trost has established Smarkets as one of the fastest growing UK tech enterprises, listing within the top 10 of ‘The Sunday Times Tech Track100’ and ‘Deloitte Fast50’.Smarkets will seek to deliver a sportsbook product, with best market prices generated by its existing online betting exchange.“There’s a huge opportunity in terms of people wanting the best prices, but not wanting to go to the exchanges,” Trost detailed to Bloomberg.Further to Smarkets upcoming sportsbook roll-out, Trost details that he is keeping a close eye on US movements, should betting be legalised by the US Supreme Court.Trost believes that the US market could be worth between $10 to $20 billion should it to be fully liberalized, allowing Smarkets to expand internationally.However, for the time being Trost is fully focused on growing Smarkets within the saturated UK betting market, which faces significant regulatory change and FIFA World Cup this 2018. Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

4 juveniles facing charges for fire at abandoned Delray train station

first_imgAuthorities in Delray Beach have arrested four juveniles for the large fire at an abandoned train station that left one person injured.Delray Beach Fire Rescue was called to the station at 75 NW 18th Avenue around 10:15 am.Over the next couple of hours, crews worked to extinguish the fire.One firefighter was injured after he was knocked down by the force of the flames upon entering the building.  He has since been treated for burns to his neck and ears and has been released from the hospital.Crews were eventually able to extinguish the flames, and allow Tri-Rail services which use the tracks near the building to resume operations around 2:15 pm.After an investigation, authorities found surveillance video showing four juveniles running away from the area. They were then able to track down the teens who confessed to police that they were starting fires inside of the building but lost control of it so they ran.They have since been identified as being between the ages of 15 to 17-years-old and students of Atlantic Community High School.They have been taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center where they each face burglary and arson charges.Large fire at an abandoned train station leaves 1 injured in Delray Beachlast_img read more

Rescue Officials: Shark Bite Victim Flown from Bahamas to PBIA

first_imgCrews stationed at the airport were alerted around 5 p.m. that the victim was being flown in from the Bahamas, fire officials said.The victim was taken to a local trauma hospital for treatment.It is unclear why the person was flown to Palm Beach County, or the circumstances that led up to the shark bite.This is a developing story. A person who was reportedly bitten by a shark was flown to Palm Beach International Airport on Thursday, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.last_img

Six champions on parade as seniors hit the fairways in Bristol

first_img At least six present and former champions will be in action when the 54-hole English Men’s Seniors Open Championship takes place at Bristol & Clifton and Long Ashton Golf Clubs on 5th – 7th June. Reigning champion Alan Squires (Oldham, Lancashire) made history at Aldeburgh 12 months ago when he won the title for the third successive year. This followed his victories at Carlisle in 2010 and at Northants County in 2011. He therefore joined Doug Arnold (Copthorne, Sussex) and David Lane (Goring & Streatley, BB&O) as a three-time winner and if he is successful again in Bristol he will equal Roy Smethurst’s (Crewe, Cheshire) record four titles secured in six years between 2000 and 2005.  Smethurst is again in the field of 240 golfers aged 55 and over as is John Jermine (Sunningdale, Surrey), champion in 2008, and Chris Reynolds (Littlestone, Kent), triumphant in 2009, but all these champions know there are many others capable of lifting the title, not least their senior international colleagues as well as the ‘new kids on the block’, those who have turned 55 in the past year and now qualify as senior golfers.  All seven members of the England team that regained the Seniors Home Internationals title last year are in the field, Reynolds, John Ambridge and Douglas Cameron (both Moor Park, Hertfordshire), Charlie Banks (Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire), Les Bruckner (Hindhead, Surrey), Tyrone Carter (Stevenage, Hertfordshire), and Andrew Stracey (Littlestone, Kent), any one of whom could be crowned champion. Banks, a full England cap in 1983, won three English Mid Amateur Championships in the 1990s, while Alan Mew (Stoneham, Hampshire, IoW & CI), another strong contender, won the Senior Men’s County Champions Tournament last year, having won the Mid Amateur three times in four years prior to Banks’ successes. Others who could have a say in the destination of the title are Peter Hedges (Wildernesse, Kent), a Walker Cup player in the 1970s, John Baldwin (Sunningdale, Surrey), a prominent performer in the British Seniors for several years, and two more senior caps, Philip Slater (Sandiway, Cheshire) and Stewart King, the general manager at West Lancashire Golf Club. Among the many newcomers to seniors golf and this championship is Richard Latham, a stalwart of Lincolnshire county golf and the General Manager of Woodhall Spa Golf Club. He turned 55 recently and is among a host of ‘new faces’ to the event having passed the senior age milestone.  The competitors will play one round over each course on the first two days after which the leading 60 and ties will complete 18 holes on the final day at Bristol & Clifton. 28 May 2013 Six champions on parade as seniors hit the fairways in Bristol last_img read more

Lucky Eagle Casino July 9th – Nick Nicholson is coming to…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Tennessee native and rising country star Nick Nicholson is coming to the Northwest for a benefit concert for Lungs for Jake, a group raising money for Jake Drewry’s life-saving double lung transplant surgery. Nicholson grew up at the knee of his musical father and has been performing since he was twelve-years-old.After serving in the United States Air Force for ten years, Nicholson has returned to his passion – music, while still performing and volunteering at various veterans’ events throughout the year.Nick has performed with many other big country stars including Travis Tritt, Rodney Atkins, Trent Tomlinson, the Bellamy Brothers and Michelle Branch, just to name a few. Recently while performing at Toby Keith’s own bar, Keith himself joined him onstage for several songs.The concert will take place at 8 p.m. on July 9th at the Lucky Eagle Casino, just south of Olympia. Tickets are $35 and the show is 21 and over.Tickets are available at variety of locations including: The Olympia Fire Department (station 1), Lacey Fire Department (on Franz St.), Tumwater Fire Department, Littlerock Fire Department and Fire District 6 (Station 61 onNormandy).For more information on tickets or for ordering information contact Cherie Leyva at 360-791-2231.For more information on Lungs for Jake, or its soon-to-be nonprofit counterpart, Return to Life visit or check out Lungs for Jake Facebook page.For more information on Nick Nicholson visit read more

Support the Conchetta House Through the Pepsi Refresh Project! Vote Now!

first_imgFor more information about the Conchetta House and their work, visit their Facebook page at: Facebook2Tweet0Pin0By MorganSummer is usually devoted to vacations and leisure time for most people. Even though the majority of us are feeling the pinch of this economy at present, usually we know where our next meal is coming from, have the ability to afford clothing and school supplies for our children, or enjoy a nice place to kick back and relax. Even if we are not where we would like to be this Summer, it always is necessary to remind ourselves that there are those around us who are less fortunate and could use a hand. One does not need to go to Africa to find hunger, or Haiti or Japan to find the orphaned, or whole families who have had their lives torn apart. There are people in our own neighborhoods, schools and cities that need our help as Summer fades and Winter approaches with a fresh set of challenges.In Thurston County, there is no shortage of ways to positively impact our community for the better. Local residents and businesses have taken it upon themselves to create ways to help those in need in preparation for Fall. Some of them, like supporting the Conchetta House (an organization that helps single-parents and their children to find housing while completing college) can be as easy as a click or a text! Located in East Olympia, the Conchetta house is currently supporting four mothers and eight children by matching them with subsidized housing and other critical resources. However, their efforts require money, the Conchetta House needs your help to win much needed funding from Pepsi’s Refresh Project. The project is devoted to awarding grant money to the organizations or community start-ups with the highest votes, in various amounts each month. The Conchetta House needs at least $50,000 to continue their work and expand their ability to take on more families. You have until early November to get all of your votes in. You can vote up to five times per day, or if you look under a lucky Pepsi bottle cap, you could win 100 power votes to put toward various ideas of your choice. To vote, just text 108155 to 73774 or visit their idea page right away at: read more