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Final Call for Submissions for the ENGINE short film scheme

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Print TAGSENGINE Short FilmKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsFinal Call for Submissions for the ENGINE short film schemeBy Meghann Scully – January 25, 2021 63 Twittercenter_img Previous articleWeekly Racing News | Billy Lee at the doubleNext article#Watch: Limerick acts among the future stars at Eurosonic Noorderslag festival Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash ENGINE Short Film Scheme THE countdown is on to the deadline for Engine Short Film Scheme, an ambitious new short film scheme for emerging screen talent based in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new scheme aims to inspire and support new writers, up-and-coming directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.It will also offer the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance.Shortlisted teams can avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of €12,500 each to produce a short film.To be in with a chance of being selected for this prestigious scheme, all you need to do is submit a ‘Story Outline’ for a 10 minute short film before Friday 29th January.Speaking about the new initiative, Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film manager at Film in Limerick, said, “There has never been a better time for local aspiring filmmakers to step up and break into a career in film & TV.“You don’t need previous experience as a screenwriter to apply for ENGINE Shorts and writers can apply individually and receive support to find a producer and director if shortlisted.“As the biggest short film scheme of its kind in the country, the opportunity is there for the taking and we are excited to work with the next generation of writers, directors and producers in the coming months as they develop and produce six new films in the region.” he said.The six projects will all be filmed in the region, crewed by locally-based talent and offer skills training and career development for all those involved.Visit engineshorts.com to find out more and to apply before Friday 29th January at 12 noon. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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News story: Weekend suspension of online services: 16 and 17 June 2018

first_img Find a property Flood Risk Indicator Property Information Service Property Alert INSPIRE View Services See the schedule 2 notice that authorises the suspension of services. Saturday 16 June 00:01am to Sunday 17 June 11:59pm The suspended services will include: Information services Land charges services Electronic Document Registration Service Network Services Lender Servicescenter_img all online services used to Search for property information, including our new service for basic property searches, customers will not be able to access: all Business e-services that our business customers access through the HM Land Registry portal and Business Gateway, which are: All HM Land Registry online services will be suspended for extended maintenance and service tests from:last_img read more

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Uber rolls into South Bend

first_imgSince its founding in 2009, Uber has spread to more than 100 cities – and since it added South Bend to that list a week ago, it has already won the support of many students who see it as a streamlined way to find a ride.Mary McGraw | The Observer Uber offers an alternative to traditional cab companies by integrating technology in the process of finding transportation. The system is simple: users download a mobile app, check for a driver in their area, wait to be picked up and pay with a credit card. Registered drivers get online any time they’re available, locate anyone who requests their services by their GPS coordinates and pick passengers up using their own vehicles.The term “sharing economy” is tossed around to describe this untraditional system, and Kristen Collett-Schmitt, associate teaching professor in the Finance department, said the concept appears to have evolved in the last 10 to 15 years alongside emerging new technologies that allow people to collaborate and allocate scarce resources. The rising popularity of Uber and other similar businesses such as Airbnb reflects a cultural shift in the past decade, she said.“Social networking has increased the willingness of individuals to actually share with each other, encouraging this type of economy,” Collett-Schmitt said. “One might argue that the ‘sharing economy’ is not just a function of changing technology, but also the financial crisis of 2008 and the uncertainty that still exists regarding the stability of the economy.“Economic uncertainty reminds us that resources are scarce, and increasingly-present environmental concerns encourage us to use resources more wisely. I think the ‘sharing economy’ supports this idea completely.”Junior Rachel Broghammer took advantage of an Uber promotion offering free rides during Labor Day weekend. As a native of San Francisco, where Uber started, she had used it in the past and said she was “really kind of shocked” to hear it would come to South Bend.“It’s really, really popular in San Francisco, partly because taxis there are so pricey,” she said. “And you don’t have to wait as long if you can find a driver that’s closer to me.”Her first South Bend experience with Uber went well, she said, but she expects it will improve as it becomes more widely-used – some students were unable to get rides because no local drivers were available at certain times.“Our driver came right up in the car we expected, and he was really incredibly nice, a South Bend resident who said he does this on his days off,” Broghammer said. “Everything was really nice and clean; they really research their drivers.”She said she’s comfortable with Uber because of the comprehensive review system available, where riders can give feedback about particular drivers that’s available for other riders to view. As it takes off in South Bend, though, it will likely take time before there are enough reviews to be helpful, she said.“With the reviews, you know ahead of time what you’re getting,” she said. “You don’t necessarily know that about a taxi. … For me, I think I would be very comfortable with using it anytime if I’d looked at the reviews of the driver.”For Broghammer, there are still situations in which she’d still stick to a traditional cab instead, though.“The only time I would prefer a traditional cab would be going from something off campus late at night, because at least then you can pack a lot of people into the cab,” she said. “And even if I don’t know the driver, I can trust the cab company.”Senior Quinn O’Heeney used the free ride promotion last week with a group of seven people and said it went well. The driver arrived at library circle when he said he would and was polite and funny, O’Heeney said. He said regular cabs would be more affordable in some situations, but the Uber payment system is more appealing overall. “I would rather use a flag drop cab if it was just me or maybe one other person since $3 each would probably be less expensive,” he said. “In any other situation, I would prefer Uber because of the cashless aspect of it. I have been in many cab rides where one person pays way too much because people don’t have small bills and the driver doesn’t have correct change.”There are limitations to Uber’s availability — South Bend International Airport officials issued a statement Aug. 28 to inform travelers that Uber drivers would not be allowed to pick up passengers at the airport, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune.The “sharing economy” has run into legal issues in some cities, especially with regard to licensing and taxing, and Collett-Schmitt said this is because laws are not yet written to handle this new type of consumption.“I believe these concerns are legitimate,” she said. “The goods in this type of economy might also not be subject to the same laws that protect consumers. With car-sharing services, it’s not always clear who would be liable in the case of an accident. “Taxis bring up the larger issues involving regulation. Many large cities require drivers of taxis to purchase ‘medallions’ or licenses, which are very expensive. . . . This regulation might also stabilize prices and require drivers to meet certain quality standards, thus protecting consumers.”Collett-Schmitt said she sees services like Uber as solving market failure by generating transactions that would not otherwise take place if new technology had not lowered transaction costs. In this way, the additional transactions benefit society, she said.“Services like Uber will also create competition for taxi drivers who had not previously been innovative because of the lack of competition,” she said. “One hopes this will encourage producers that offer substitute or complementary goods to be more innovative.“Or, as the ‘sharing economy’ becomes more popular, larger, more well-known companies that already offer complementary or substitute goods may invest in goods that are part of the ‘sharing economy,’ like a car manufacturer teaming up with Uber.”Tags: Ride sharing, sharing economy, South Bend, taxi, Uberlast_img read more

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The CNTB has joined a global campaign to help Zagreb hospitals damaged by the earthquake

first_imgThe organizers hope to raise a million dollars for the reconstruction of the maternity hospital in Petrova and for KBC Zagreb, and all those interested in the campaign can get involved through the next link. Also, the Government of the Republic of Croatia issued decisions enabling the receipt of payments of donated funds to the city of Zagreb and the surrounding area affected by the earthquake, as well as a decision on donations of funds intended to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. More on donor actions “Together for Zagreb” i “Croatia against coronavirus” find out in the attachment. Humanitarian campaign “Croatia Earthquake Fund – Zagreb Hospitals” in which money is raised through the GoFundMe platform was launched by the ACTAI group, a global group that brings together innovators, technologists, athletes and activists. The campaign was organized in coordination with ACAP – a non-profit organization of Croatian-American professionals in the USA. The campaign was joined by a large number of famous athletes, such as Croatian basketball players Rok Stipčević and Gordan Giriček, tennis player Ana Konjuh, Slovenian basketball player Saša Vujačić – former NBA champion and many other athletes and businessmen. The Croatian National Tourist Board has joined a global campaign to raise $ XNUMX million for the reconstruction of the Zagreb Clinical Hospital and the maternity hospital in Petrova, the hospital damaged in the earthquake that hit Zagreb on Sunday. “The Croatian National Tourist Board immediately, through its highly monitored social networks, joined this global fundraising campaign to help Zagreb’s hospitals, which suffered huge damage in the earthquake on Sunday. We have numerous followers around the world and an extensive network of 17 Facebook pages through which we invited all lovers of Zagreb, travel lovers, but also all people of good will to show heart, togetherness, solidarity and join the action in these difficult times, ” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic. DONOR ACCOUNTS OPENED FOR “TOGETHER FOR ZAGREB” AND “CROATIA AGAINST CORONAVIRUS” ACTIONSlast_img read more

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Kevin Durant to visit Manila on July 8

first_imgView comments The 2014 NBA MVP will first make a stop at the open area at 9th avenue across Nike Park in Bonifacio Global City at 12:30 p.m. where fans will get a chance to meet Durant in person.Durant, the 2017 and 2018 Finals MVP, will then, make his way towards Nike Park for a meet-and-greet with select Nike members and fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHis next stop will be at Smart Araneta Coliseum for the KD Nike Hyper Court Team All-Star Challenge where he will hold a training session with select group of players who have regularly played at Nike Hyper Court.“We are thrilled to have Kevin Durant with us this time around for the first time ever in Manila. Fresh off a recent amazing season, this is an opportune moment to welcome and celebrate his journey of hard work and perseverance, which brings him to where he is today, with all aspiring Filipino ballers. We hope he will also be able to feel and experience the enthusiasm of the Filipinos’ puso, where basketball lies at the heart of the nation,” said Jino Ferrer, Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lakers waive C Thomas Bryant, clearing more salary cap room Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant takes questions at a press conference before the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Fresh off a 2018 NBA championship campaign, Golden State’s Kevin Durant will make his way to the Philippines on July 8 to share his stories about overcoming odds and inspire Filipino fans on a personal level.Durant has already been to the Philippines once for the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend during the lockout shortened 2011 season but this will be his first visit to the country under Nike.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Fans can register for the event at http://go.nike.com/01an1pu7.The KD 11 “Still KD” will hit select retail shelves on July 1 while limited pairs of the “Peach Jam” colorway will be released at Titan Park Fort and Nike Park, both in BGC, on July 8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Exxon makes 15th oil discovery offshore Guyana

first_img…pushes Stabroek Block beyond 6B barrelsBy Jarryl BryanFresh on the heels of first oil, ExxonMobil announced on Monday that it had made its 15th oil find off the coast of Guyana and the fifth for this year, this time striking oil in its Mako-1 well southeast of the Liza Field.Exxon Senior Vice President Mike CousinsIn a statement, Exxon explained that the discovery added to the more than six billion oil equivalent barrels estimated for the Block. According to Exxon, the drill ship encountered 164 feet of high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs.The Mako-1 well was drilled in 5315 feet of water and is just 10 kilometres southeast of the Liza Field. This is Exxon’s fifth oil find for the year, with the last oil find being the Tripletail discovery in September.In his comments accompanying the statement, Exxon’s Senior Vice President in charge of exploration and new ventures, Mike Cousins, gave credit to its full-wave seismic technology for the rapid development of the Block.“New discoveries in this world-class basin have the potential to support additional developments. Our proprietary full-wave seismic inversion technology continues to help us better define our discovered resource and move rapidly to the development phase,” Cousins said.In a Ministry of the Presidency statement, Energy Department head, Dr Mark Bynoe called this a historic moment. He also noted that his department would continue to strengthen its capacity and put in place a legislative framework.Diagram of the Stabroek Block showing some of the previous discoveries“This discovery by ExxonMobil and its partners comes on the heels of the start of oil production. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana is experiencing a truly historic moment that has all the ingredients to facilitate a paradigm shift towards sustained economic transformation,” Dr Bynoe was quoted as saying.Meanwhile, Exxon continues its drilling activities with four drill ships to further explore and appraise new resources. The company also noted that pending Government approvals and project sanctioning of a third development, production from the Payara field north of the Liza discoveries could start as early as 2023, with oil production reaching an estimated 220,000 barrels per day.Top producerIt was only a few months ago that Guyana was ranked second in the world, after only Russia, for most oil finds this year. This was revealed in a report by Norwegian research company Rystad Energy, which compiled all the discoveries of oil around the world and came up with a list of the top 10 countries.At the time, Russia was followed closely by Guyana, where oil was found in the Liza 1 field in the Stabroek Block by the US-based ExxonMobil and in the Orinduik Block by British oil firm Tullow.A distant third was Cyprus. They were followed by South Africa, Malaysia, Norway, Angola and Indonesia. The United Kingdom (UK) and the US were in the cellar on the top 10 oil finds list.Commenting on the steep rise in oil drilling in the Caribbean, the report had noted that in 2013, only seven offshore wells were drilled in the Region. Now, the report noted, 23 new exploration wells are expected for 2019.“Rystad Energy expects the Guyana-Suriname basin will continue to occupy headlines with a few planned wells in both Guyana and Suriname. The basin is pinned as one of the most prospective, underexplored basins in the world and will definitely get a facelift from its current assigned volumes if hydrocarbons are established towards the east,” a statement from the company had said.So far, Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) – Exxon’s local subsidiary – has now made 15 oil finds in the Stabroek Block over 100 miles offshore Guyana.Last year, the company made five discoveries. These discoveries have pushed the total estimated recoverable barrels of oil equivalent to over six billion. In addition, Exxon is moving ahead with its Liza phase two project, which will contain approximately 30 wells.The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, arrived in local waters at the end of August. The vessel will play a key role in oil production.It was only on Friday that first oil officially started flowing in the Liza field, which has the capacity to produce 120,000 barrels of oil per day. While the news has been greeted with optimism in some quarters, others have not shared this sunny outlook. There has been criticism that critical policies such as a local content policy is not in place.last_img read more

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