Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021 closing date extended

first_imgLimerickNewsIreland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021 closing date extendedBy Meghann Scully – January 7, 2021 105 REPRO FREE – The closing date for the call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021, Ireland’s festival celebrating young filmmakers from Ireland has been extended to Monday, February 22, 2021.  Fresh International Film Festival 2021 takes place from March 22 – 28, 2021 and is open to young people from 7-18 years of age. Enter now at freshfilmfestival.com (picture taken before social distancing). Picture: Dermot Culhane.DUE to unprecedented demand, the closing date for the call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021, Ireland’s festival celebrating the best in young filmmaking has been extended to Monday February 22, 2021.Fresh Film is an advocate for young filmmakers and encourages young people to make films by hosting the annual Fresh International Film Festival and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fresh International Film Festival 2021 takes place from March 22 – 28, 2021 and is open to young people from 7-18 years of age.This year Fresh celebrates its 25th year and continues to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to see their work on the big screen and to compete for the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year and to win €1000 towards their next film.All submissions are also considered for a range of Specialist Awards including the Radharc Trust Award for documentaries, the Cartoon Saloon Animation Award, the RTÉ 60 Second Award, the Film in the Irish Language award and the RTÉ Factual Award, in addition to the International and Audience awards.The Festival has Junior (7-12 years), Senior (12- 18 years) and International categories for individual and group projects. Young filmmakers can enter as independents, as part of their school or in a group. Films must be original and can be up to 15 minutes duration for Seniors or 10 minutes duration for Juniors.As part of its Fresh International strand, it distributes Irish films made by young people to festivals all over the world and seeks opportunities for young people to participate in international exchanges.Speaking about the final call for entries, Festival Director and Founder Jayne Foley said, “We are extending our closing date for entries to Monday, February 22 to give filmmakers more time to put together their films for this year’s Festival this means you’ll have an extra month to put the finishing touches to your films or even start making one now!“It’s incredible to be celebrating our 25th birthday this year and we are going to have a really exciting event at this year’s Festival looking back at the many young filmmakers that ‘got their start’ at Fresh.”Closing date for entries is Monday, February 22, 2021.The full festival programme will be available shortly. Further details and application forms can be found at www.freshfilmfestival.com. WhatsApp Previous articleGardai investigating after abusive caller to restaurant claimed to be Fine Gael MinisterNext articleMan being treated in Intensive Care Unit after house fire in Limerick Meghann Scully Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twittercenter_img TAGSIreland’s Young filmmaker of the YearKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Email Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Nesconset Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Deadly Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man pleaded not guilty Thursday at Suffolk County court to allegations that he was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 23-year-old pedestrian in Hauppauge last fall.Craig Williams was indicted last month on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, a felony. Judge Stephen Braslow set his bail at $25,000.Newsday reported that prosecutors appointed Garden City-based attorney Stephen Scaring as a special prosecutor in the case because Williams’ father is an investigator with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.Both the suspect and the victim, 23-year-old Thomas Wik, are from Nesconset.Police have said the deadly crash occurred on Route 347 in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 29.Williams is due back in court March 22. He faces up to four years in prison, if convicted.last_img

Arsenal hero Paul Merson makes bleak Leeds United prediction ahead of Premier League return

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Aug 2020 8:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link204Shares Arsenal hero Paul Merson makes bleak Leeds United prediction ahead of Premier League return Comment Marcelo Bielsa took Leeds back to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘It’s Leeds I worry about if they don’t sign a striker. I don’t see how they survive. I don’t see Patrick Bamford scoring the goals Mitrovic will.‘I hope Leeds fans don’t think they will do a Sheffield United because I don’t see it. When you try to press like they do, top players will pop the ball around you.‘But Fulham won’t try to overplay. They know their strengths and they have players who have been up there before. They should be able to grind out results.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If Leeds can get a top quality forward, they might be okay. But that’s where Fulham have such an advantage.‘They don’t need another striker because they already have an absolute gem in Mitrovic.’Leeds United begin their Premier League campaign on September 12 with a trip to defending champions Liverpool.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Paul Merson explains why Chelsea should sign Manchester City starMORE: Chelsea on verge of £50m Chilwell deal after Leicester star passes medical Paul Merson fears for Leeds United ahead of the new Premier League season (Picture: Sky Sports)Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes Leeds United will be relegated from the Premier League next season unless they sign a new striker this summer.Leeds won the Championship last season to secure a return to the English top-flight following a 16-year absence.Argentine Marcelo Bielsa led the Yorkshire side to promotion in his second season in charge after finishing third in the Championship in 2018-19.Leeds United will hope to hold their own in the Premier League but Merson reckons they will suffer immediate relegation back to the Championship unless they sign a new striker.ADVERTISEMENTHe told StarSport: ‘Fulham have a chance of staying up next season because of Aleksandar Mitrovic.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They will need a couple of signings and they will need to learn from their mistakes last time around when they bought badly.‘But Mitrovic gives them a chance. He will score you goals and he knows the league. He’s done it in the Premier League before. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Michael Gbinije knows he’s old, but all that matters is he gets a chance

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories How Michael Gbinije fits into the Detroit Pistons’ rotationMichael Gbinije selected by the Detroit Pistons with 49th pick in 2016 NBA DraftMalachi Richardson after being drafted: ‘It just feels like an animal being lifted off my back’Syracuse community reacts to Malachi Richardson becoming 1st-round draft pickMalachi Richardson selected by Sacramento via Charlotte with 22nd overall pick NEW YORK — As Friday morning approached, Michael Gbinije sat in section 25 of the Barclays Center waiting. He too, like Malachi Richardson, had slipped past his projected landing spot. The second round is far more of a toss-up than the first, so Gbinije could’ve finished the night sitting amid the fans in Brooklyn.Instead, the former Syracuse point guard heard his name called 49th overall, and he’ll join the Detroit Pistons to start his NBA career.The biggest question surrounding Gbinije is his age. He’s 24. Some prospects in the draft are five years younger, which means five more years of unproven ability in a league based on potential.“It’s a young man’s draft,” Gbinije said. “But I’m just looking forward to using my wisdom and experience.”Gbinije sees himself as a point guard in the NBA, a position he played out of necessity in his senior season and excelled at. He noted how Syracuse’s pick-and-roll-heavy offense is similar to NBA offenses and that experience running the floor in such a system will translate to the next level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut playing the floor maestro isn’t what Gbinije thinks will carry over in the biggest capacity, but something every Syracuse player is hounded about coming out of the 2-3 zone.“You know, I’ve got to hang my hat on defense,” he said. “That’s probably going to be my role, if I do play, obviously.”Most prospects say they can help a team right away. That they’ve always been ready to contribute immediately to an NBA team. Gbinije knows the extended path he’s taken, and that it might take a little longer to become a significant difference-maker. And even despite his age, he thinks his strongest attribute is the upside that comes along with spending five years in college.“You know, you learn more,” Gbinije said. “You know more going into it; (I am) battle-tested, had to deal with adversity throughout my whole college career.”Gbinije was 11 picks away from having to hope he’d latch on with a summer league team through free agency.Instead, he exhaled and smiled wide, even though the moment came at the end of a longer road than most.“A lot of anxiety just waiting to hear your name called,” Gbinije said. “My heart is still beating right now, and I got drafted, so you can imagine.” Commentscenter_img Published on June 24, 2016 at 1:08 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Alexander: Are Dodgers starting to head upward again?

first_imgSimply put, when Kenley Jansen detected an abnormality in his heartbeat, Dodger fans developed palpitations of their own.Even Sunday the bullpen wasn’t immune, with Yimi Garcia giving up a home run to the Padres’ Hunter Renfroe on the third pitch of the ninth. In the 16 games since the start of the series in Colorado Aug. 9, the Dodgers are 7-9, and relief pitchers have surrendered eight home runs in the seventh inning or later, four of them off Jansen himself. The bullpen accounted for seven losses and five blown saves (two in extra-inning victories) in that span.Not surprisingly, then, manager Dave Roberts gave Jansen the day off Sunday, noting that an issue with Jansen’s mechanics has affected his control both in and out of the strike zone. If the game had been close in the ninth inning Sunday, Kenta Maeda would have pitched.This is an example of how sour pitching leads to sour hitting, and vice versa. Hitters press, trying too hard to cash in those scoring opportunities and create a cushion. They can’t, which puts stress on the bullpen. Rinse and repeat.“Today was one of the best games we’ve had in quite some time as far as one through eight,” Roberts said of his team’s offensive approach. “It’s just more guys continuing to watch each other, talk about having a plan and really trusting the process, because I think results kind of get in the way of clarity in the hitters’ minds, but if you can stay diligent on the plan and win each pitch, good things are going to happen.”Maybe he should have said one through nine. Hyun-Jin Ryu was bobbing and weaving on the mound, giving up 11 hits but striking out eight and lasting 5 2/3 innings. And he also picked up two hits, including the one that started the fifth inning rally. That may put him in line to be the first pitcher off the bench to pinch-hit the next time the Dodgers get into one of those extra-inning thrillers.They could joke about that and other topics Sunday, and that was a good sign. If nothing else, even with a flight to Dallas Monday’s off-day will be much more pleasant than the last one, when the Dodgers were coming off a sweep of the Cardinals and things looked bleak.Sometimes momentum shifts when you’re not looking.“I don’t think you can really put your finger on anything that turns stuff around,” Turner said. “It just kind of happens. It’s the ebb and flow of the game.“Sometimes you have six or seven guys in the lineup all feeling good. Sometimes you only have a couple feeling good, but it’s all about finding ways to win ballgames.  And coming down to this last month, this last stretch, the personal numbers (and)  personal stats don’t mean anything as long as we figure out a way to win a game.”That would make the ride a little less bumpy for everyone. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The two main topics of conversation these days are a bullpen that has developed one leak after another, and an offense that has tended to tighten up during important at-bats (mainly those with runners in scoring position).Related Articles LOS ANGELES — To be a baseball fan, especially one of a team with any sort of ambition, is to strap yourself in for a six-month roller coaster ride. The highs are immense, and the lows … well, you can feel them in the pit of your stomach.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.If you’re a Dodger fan, there wasn’t much reason for queasiness Sunday. But are you dizzy yet?It has been a brutally schizophrenic two weeks in Los Angeles. The Dodgers got a break this weekend with a visit from the Padres, but not even a sweep of the San Diego Tank Farm, achieved with Sunday’s 7-3 victory, totally covered the blemishes that threaten to destroy their playoff chances.Still, they’re just 2 1/2 games behind in the division and wild-card standings. And maybe this five-game stretch of games against bottom-feeders (including a two-game series at Texas beginning Tuesday) can enable them to reverse the direction of the roller coaster before Thursday’s opener in The Ravine against first-place Arizona. Neither was really in play Sunday. The Dodgers were 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position but attained a comfortable lead because of two of those at-bats, back-to-back in the fifth: a two-run double by Justin Turner to tie the game 2-2, followed by a two-run homer by Manny Machado for a 4-2 lead.Turner added a two-run single in the sixth and an RBI single in the eighth and is now hitting .400 in August with 19 RBI and a 1.142 OPS. Clearly, he is past the effects of the broken wrist he suffered in spring training when he was hit by a pitch.“I feel like I’m in a pretty good spot right now,” he said. “I haven’t had any problems with my wrist, my groin (which landed him on the disabled list in July) is feeling good, and I’m seeing the ball pretty good at the plate right now. Knock on wood, I’m going to try to just keep getting better.”Turner’s approach, if emulated by others in the lineup, could be the method to get the Dodger lineup out of the offensive funk they’d fallen into since the All-Star break. Night after night, scoring opportunities wasted in the early innings caught up to the Dodgers in the late innings, especially when the team’s relief pitching turned into a full-blown dumpster fire 2 1/2 weeks ago.last_img read more

The get-out routes Heung-Min Son can take to avoid national service

first_imgTottenham Hotspur could lose superstar forward Heung-Min Son for two years to the South Korean Army, The Sun have revealed.Under Korean law, all men must do 21 months of National Service before their 28th birthday, unless they earn an exemption. Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son has been a big hit in the Premier League. If South Korea and Son were to win either the 2018 Asian Games or the 2019 Asian Cup, the Spurs man would be given his exemption by the Army.South Korea want Son, their best player, to be one of their three over-age players in the Asian Games, which takes place in Indonesia between 18 August and 2 September.They won it in 2014 without Son after his then-club Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him for the tournament in the UAE.Son could miss Tottenham’s first four games of next season if he is included in the Asian Games squad.And Mauricio Pochettino’s side played eight matches this season between 5 January and 1 February, which is when the Asian Cup is being held.But the manager would probably see the upside of not losing the attacking midfielder for nearly two years as a gamble worth taking.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Son, 25, reaches that milestone in July 2019 and any military call-up would rule him out of the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.However, as Martin Lipton writes, the South Korean government does give exemptions for sports stars who perform exceptionally at major tournaments.It means the in-form Tottenham ace could get a free pass if his country shines during Russia 2018.South Korea have been drawn in Group F with Germany, Sweden and Mexico — and would need to match their World Cup performance in 2002 by reaching the last four.But with that an unlikely scenario — the national team’s best effort since co-hosting was reaching the last 16 in 2010 — Son has two other get-out routes. 2 2 Heung-Min Son in action for South Korea against Sweden at World Cup 2018. last_img read more

With DJ Broome headed to Sonoma State, Jain Tuey named new CR women’s basketball coach

first_imgEureka >> With school set to begin and preseason practices two months away, College of the Redwoods has had to find a new head women’s basketball coach even before its previous one even coached a game.Former Humboldt State assistant DJ Broome, who was named the Corsairs’ head coach back in mid-April, has accepted a job to be the No. 1 assistant to Pat Fuscaldo at Sonoma State University. And as a result, CR decided to stay in-house for its replacement, naming Jain Tuey as its new coach, …last_img

Hurricanes Are Not Increasing from Global Warming

first_img(Visited 518 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Scientists explain that this hurricane season is not exceptional in the long term view, despite four devastating storms in just a week.An explainer in National Geographic responds, “Why This Hurricane Season Seems So Catastrophic:  Though Harvey and Irma have brought rare devastation, this overall hurricane season is less unusual than you might think.” Michael Greshko explains,In short: atmospheric conditions were hurricane-friendly, and surface sea temperatures were warmer than usual. The Climate Prediction Center says that multiple conditions, such as a strong west African monsoon, have aligned to make the Caribbean Sea and part of the tropical Atlantic—a storm-spawning area called the “Main Development Region”—particularly well-suited to hurricanes.The number of hurricanes is above average this year. Some 14 to 19 named storms and 5 to 9 hurricanes were predicted for 2017, he says, compared to the average of 12 named storms and 6 hurricanes for the period 1981 to 2010. Some of these statistics are theory dependent: it depends on what storms meteorologists decide are worth naming. And the results are largely a matter of chance: a small hurricane that strikes a vulnerable city in a quiet year can do more damage than a large one that misses land.Hurricane Irma, from satellite (credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard)In the longer timeframe, there is no global trend. It’s just been an unlucky year for hurricanes to make landfall, first with Harvey, which sat off the coast of Texas dumping unprecedented amounts of water onshore last month. Now with the prospect of Irma running up the center of Florida, residents are jamming roads to get out of Miami and Key West where the damage is expected to be greatest. Greshko notes that Hurricane Andrew (1992)—the most expensive hurricane prior to this season—came in a relatively quiet year.Even so, people are wondering what is going on. Is global warming to blame? Leftist comedian/commentator Bill Maher is finding a measure of glee that some conservative “climate change deniers” stand to lose their homes in the wake of Hurricane Irma (Breitbart.com). He calls it an “inconvenient truth” for them. But does Irma have anything to do with global warming? Is it man’s fault?In the NG article, meteorologist Robert Hart (U of Florida), even though he believes in the climate change consensus, cannot, from the evidence, pin the blame on anthropogenic global warming:“When it comes to next year’s hurricane activity seasonal prediction, anthropogenic impacts are not a primary concern, as the change due to anthropogenic effects from this year to next year is obviously small,” says Hart. “However, in the decades and century to come, it could easily become the primary concern for driving hurricane activity.”Since Hart has not experienced decades and a century in the future, this is obviously just an opinion. Live Science points to decadal cycles, not long-term trends, to explain the phenomenon of three hurricanes at once (Irma, Jose, and Katia) after Hurricane Harvey spent itself flooding Texas:While that may seem like a freak occurrence, it turns out that this hurricane-palooza is a predictable result of clear climate patterns, and an event that happens about once every 10 years, experts say. This year, it may simply be more noticeable because at least two of the monster storms are likely to batter population centers, experts say.In fact, 2005 was a bad year: Katrina, Rita, and Wilma caused damage during that season. Reporter Tia Ghose says that well-known climate cycles such as the El Nino / La Nina cycle and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation give meteorologists some non-random data to predict hurricane activity. There’s “no clear link to climate change,” the article concludes. Making connections to human activity is “more nuanced than that.”The science does little to comfort those affected, who have lost homes and businesses. Our support should go to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and our prayers to the inhabitants of Florida who stand to suffer greatly from Hurricane Irma. The Family Research Council recommends sending support to Samaritan’s Purse, a non-profit with excellent organization for mobilizing volunteers and supplies in disaster areas. Franklin Graham said on FRC’s radio broadcast yesterday that a thousand volunteers are already on the ground in Texas, but more are needed—and now they are bracing for possible greater needs as Irma approaches Florida. We should not rely on government to solve all our problems.In this fallen world, natural disasters take many forms. It’s not the Garden of Eden any more. To what extent God judged the world with natural disasters in the curse announced in Genesis is a matter for theologians; all we know from experience is that they seem to strike randomly, not targeting just the wicked. But there’s a purpose even in that: it keeps us humans on our toes, because we never know when our day will come. “Now is the day of salvation,” Paul wrote (2 Corinthians 6:2). Also, disasters give opportunities for us to practice unselfishness and experience the power of prayer. Many reporters have noticed how Texans banded together to help one another in the crisis, with exceptional displays of self-sacrifice and humanitarian action. Some evildoers, of course, took advantage of others’ troubles by looting, but many more gave of their time, sweat or money to rescue those trapped, feed them, and comfort them. Samaritan’s Purse will be on the ground for years in Texas, helping inhabitants rebuild and avoid further damage from mold. With Irma bearing down on Florida as we write, consider what God would have you to do. Remember, you could be the next disaster victim at any time. The Golden Rule calls to us all.Finally, let’s remember to be thankful. Many of the victims had enjoyed years, if not decades, of happiness and productive work before these disasters struck. Were they appreciative of the good times? How often we take good times for granted, as if we deserve peace and quietness all our lives! God never promised that to anyone. “He [God] makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust,” Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:45). We make plans, build, and work for good things, but we must never make these our idols. Jesus told the story of a rich fool whose only goal was to store up riches so that he could eat, drink and be merry: “This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:13-19). James warned believers of the proper way to plan for the future: “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-17).There’s nothing like an unexpected disaster to jolt apathetic souls awake, making them consider what really matters in life.last_img read more

Urban Airship’s In-App Purchase for Android Goes Live

first_imgRelated Posts This morning, Portland-based Urban Airship commercially launched its In-App Purchasing Product for Android. The company describes the service as a “last mile” offering for developers that simplifies the process of integrating in-app purchasing features within Android applications. The new service is similar to Urban Airship’s in-app purchases services for iOS, which launched just 18 months ago. Since then, the company has enabled over 2.8 million transactions.Urban Airship says it designed its in-app service for Android while participating in Google’s in-app beta test program, developing its features alongside Google’s in preparation for this launch. Tags:#Android#apps#mobile sarah perez The new In-App Purchase for Android service offers the following features:Dynamic content: The Android Market limits application size to 25 MB, but apps using Urban Airship In-App Purchase can grow beyond that. Developers upload paid and free content to the Urban Airship servers, and those servers deliver the content to the end user when it’s needed.Security: Urban Airship validates all purchase receipts before delivering content to the application.Versioning and updates: Urban Airship tracks updates to purchasable content and notifies users when updates are available. Developers can fix bugs in their updates without shipping an additional app update.The program complements UA’s recently launched Push for Android service, launched in March, which offers an alternative to Google’s default solution, C2DM. You can learn more about that service here.Urban Airship by the NumbersUrban Airship supports a large number of developers on the iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms, and serves over 100 million mobile devices. To date, it has delivered over 2.6 billion push notifications in total, at a rate of 15 million push messages per day. Year-over-year, the company says the number of notifications it sends out has increased by 1,555%.With in-app purchases, as noted above, Urban Airship has delivered over 2.9 million transactions, and its customers make an average of 8,000 in-app purchases per day.Developers interested in signing up for the new Android service can do so here. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more