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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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Five people file for Hoboken School Board

first_img× HOBOKEN– Five residents including two school board incumbents filed nominating petitions by the July 30 deadline to run for the Hoboken Board of Education.There are three seats for three-year terms up for election on November 6 for the nine-member board.Current board president Thomas Kluepfel and current board member John Madigan will both run for re-election.The other three candidates are local activist Patricia Waiters, who has run for several elected offices in the past including school board last year, as well as residents Ailene McGuirk and Malani Cademartori.Cademartori, Kluepfel, and Madigan are all running under the slogan “Hoboken Proud” according to the Hudson County Clerks Office.McGuirk and Waiters are running independently. McGuirk under the slogan “All Our Kids” and Waiters under the slogan “Education Before Politics.”last_img read more

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Retiree says it’s time for others to enjoy all this Burleigh gem offers

first_img23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Retired Ipswich orthopaedic surgeon Dr Ron Tilbury (pictured) and his wife Sandra and preparing to farewell the family’s holiday house.They bought the property, which currently comprises two self-contained, income-producing flats, in 1992.“It’s been the best beach holiday house for my family for more than 25 years,” Dr Tilbury said.“It’s been a happy house and we have loved having a base at Burleigh but the time is right now to downsize and let someone else enjoy the standout location.”Both units are separately metered for power and the property has redevelopment potential to three storeys. 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh is set to go to auction on April 7.THE Tilbury family have been holidaying in Burleigh Heads for almost 100 years.“My father used catch the train to Mudgeeraba and then a horse and dray to Burleigh,” Ron Tilbury said.The retired Ipswich orthopaedic surgeon and his wife Sandra are preparing to farewell the family’s holiday house at 23 Hill Ave. Burleigh Beach 1932 Picture: Suppliedcenter_img 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads. Burleigh Beach in the 1930s. Picture: SuppliedRay White Mermaid Beach agent Troy Dowker is taking the property to auction on April 7. “A buyer could retain and use the existing residence or redevelop with luxury boutique apartments, villas or their desired home of choice,” he said.“The large land holding is very attractive to developers with the current zoning that could see three levels built above street level.”last_img read more

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Designer greenery gives Gold Coast home the edge

first_img 140 Rio Vista Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters.Kurt and Scott Reid, of John Reid Real Estate Broadbeach Waters, are marketing the eye-catching property with an asking price of $2.395 million.Up-and-coming Mermaid Beach practice Studio Workshop is responsible for the design and worked closely with owner-builder Logan Pihl of Gold Class Homes to achieve the finished product. The living space enjoys views over the water to Surfers Paradise.A DESIGNER home is turning heads in Broadbeach Waters, with some unusual landscaping attracting as much attention as the house itself.A rooftop garden can be seen spilling over the edge of the new-build home at 140 Rio Vista Boulevard while grass pads dot the dirt around circular stepping stones leading to the front door. The rooftop garden.“The green roof gives it that overgrown tropical feel as opposed to being a building with grass around it. “Creating a feature entrance with the grass and the circular pavers was really important.”A contemporary Queensland palette has been applied throughout the home with materials chosen to keep the feel “light and bright”.“The site is angled so we really wanted to accentuate the angles throughout the design and try to incorporate as much green space and light by using double-high voids and screens to let light through into the entry of the design,” he said. The rear view of 140 Rio Vista Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters.Studio Workshop director and founder Rory Spence said his team wanted to create a design that was sympathetic to the local environment.“In a lot of developments, the landscaping is the first thing to go but we were all keen to incorporate the landscaping into the design,” he said.center_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe design opens out to overlook the water.“As much as we angled and tapered it, it’s really quite spacious inside.“At the rear, we wanted to capture the vistas over the canal and out to Surfers Paradise.” Timber adds warmth to the contemporary Queensland palette.Studio Workshop has left its mark on a string of exciting design projects in Mermaid Beach, including 8 Albatross Ave, where a blue fibro beach shack made way for a four-level townhouse, and 45 Petrel Ave, where an original two-bedroom house was replaced with a duplex development.“With our designs, we try to push it outside of what is perceived as standard around the area,” Mr Spence said.“We’re doing work all over the country and overseas at the moment, but we love working on local projects.”last_img read more

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McIlroy: I will learn

first_img McIlroy quit midway through his second round at PGA National, where he was the defending champion, initially telling reporters he was in “a bad place mentally” and then issuing a statement citing severe toothache as the reason for withdrawing. He admits that was still “no excuse” for quitting, admitting he lost control of rational thinking after a flurry of dropped shots and concedes his tooth problem was a flimsy reason for pulling out. But he has promised to learn from his mistakes, saying: “I had a lot of time to think about it and realised pretty quickly it wasn’t the right thing to do.” Press Association Speaking at a pre-tournament press conference ahead of this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami, McIlroy added: “No matter how bad I was playing I should have stayed out there. At that point in time I was all over the place and saw red. It was a mistake, everyone makes mistakes. I am learning from them. “Some people have the pleasure I guess of making mistakes in private, most of my mistakes are in the public eye. I regret what I did but it’s over now and it won’t happen again. “I actually think in the long run Friday will be a blessing in disguise. It was like it just relieved a valve and all that pressure I was putting on myself just went away. It’s not life or death out there, it’s only a game and I had sort of forgotten that this year.” Asked which reason for withdrawing was true, McIlroy added: “Both. I wasn’t in a good place. Mentally my head was all over the place but at the same time I have been struggling with my lower right wisdom tooth for over a year. “I had braces on for six months last year to try to relieve some of the pressure on it, I am taking medication until I get home to Northern Ireland and see my dentist, who would be the only guy I trust to take it out. My tooth was bothering me, but it wasn’t bothering me enough to quit. “When the going gets tough I have to stick in there a bit more and grind it out. There is no excuse for quitting and it doesn’t set a good example for the kids watching. “I feel like I let a lot of people down and for that I am very sorry.” center_img Rory McIlroy believes last week’s controversial withdrawal from the Honda Classic could prove a blessing in disguise as he looks to play golf with a smile on his face once more.last_img read more

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Penza: John Jaso showing ability to adapt as his career in the big leagues goes on

first_imgHe’s been working out in the outfield again this … At this rate, baseball glove manufacturers must love John Jaso.And at this rate, Jaso might as well need to get a bigger equipment bag with all the leather he’s carrying around on a day-to-day basis.I say this because the McKinleyville native and current Pittsburgh Pirate is working his way into becoming Major League Baseball newest super-utility player.He’ll play first base just as he did in his first season with the Pirates.last_img

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Samardzija, Duggar putting shoulder injuries behind them

first_imgMESA, Ariz.–When a visiting team’s bus pulls into Sloan Park, it cruises right past the Chicago Cubs’ minor league fields.Late last spring, Giants starter Jeff Samardzija stopped by to pitch in a minor league game in Mesa and had trouble finding his way back to the road leading to the majors. Shoulder discomfort forced Samardzija to exit that start early, and it was ultimately a lack of shoulder mobility that limited the right-hander to just 10 starts for the Giants in a frustrating 2018 …last_img

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EPA violated personal privacy of farmers, ranchers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What was once a strongly held opinion in many farm circles is now an official ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the Court this month.The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states. The case also related to similar personal information from farmers and ranchers in seven additional states that had yet to be released. The information included the names of farmers, ranchers and sometimes other family members, home addresses, GPS coordinates, telephone numbers and emails. EPA claimed that it was required to disclose the information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).“This was an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy by a federal agency in violation of law,” said Ellen Steen, AFBF General Counsel. “The court’s decision is a vindication of the right of farm families to control their own personal information. Farmers and ranchers have a strong privacy interest in their personal information, including their home address, even when they live and work on the farm.”Farm families usually live on the farm and the court took note that EPA’s disclosures in this case could facilitate unwanted contact and harassment of farmers and ranchers by the FOIA requestors and others. According to Steen, “this case assures us that individuals still have a privacy interest in their personal information. The fact that government agencies may have that information and even store it on the Internet does not eliminate the individual’s privacy interest.”According to the court, “EPA’s release of the complete set of data on a silver platter, so to speak, basically hands to the requesters a comprehensive database of their own, whatever their motives might be.”“EPA now has to ‘recall’ all of the personal information it unlawfully released, but unfortunately that information has now been in the hands of the FOIA requestors for three years, and many feel that the damage is done,” Steen said. “AFBF will continue to work to ensure that personal information about farmers and ranchers is not disclosed by EPA.”last_img read more

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The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

first_imgOver the past few weeks, we’ve looked at a few power-generation technologies: pumped hydro, landfill gas, and nuclear. This week, we’ll examine another option that’s been in the news a lot over the past few years: wind power.Several decades ago a cousin and I became quite interested in wind energy. Like many renewable energy advocates in the late 1970s who were intrigued by the concept of generating electricity from the wind, we set out to find and refurbish an old wind turbine. We scoured the rural countryside in southeastern Alberta, a few hours east of his family’s ranch, and found a long-out-of-service Jacobs wind generator that the rancher was willing to let us have, along with the tower. With considerable effort—and, remarkably, not a single fatality—we got the three-blade turbine down and dismantled the steel tower. After we re-erected the tower, my cousin got pretty far along rebuilding the three-kilowatt Jacobs generator before we headed back to college or whatever we were up to at the time. We never got the job done—the empty tower still stands at the family ranch—but the effort helped instill in me a lifelong interest in wind energy.The history of using energy from the wind goes back thousands of years. Sailboats are generally considered the first use of wind power, though cooling buildings using natural ventilation might be considered an even earlier application. When we think about wind power, though, we usually focus on stationary windmills and wind turbines. The first windmills, as long ago as 500 A.D., relied on fabric sails turning a vertical shaft to pump water or grind grain.The Dutch shifted to a “horizontal-axis” windmill technology in the late 14th Century with their “tower mill” designs that became ubiquitous in the Dutch landscape.While some Dutch-type windmills were built in the U.S. for grinding grain, much smaller water-pumping windmills became far more common starting in the mid-19th Century. The multi-bladed water-pumpers were a familiar part of the rural American landscape, particularly in the plains states. As many as 6 million of these windmills pumped water from wells to fill livestock watering troughs and to irrigate farmland. Dempster Industries in Beatrice, Nebraska (founded in 1878) and Aermotor Windmill in San Angelo, Texas (founded in 1888) are still making these windmills for agricultural needs.With millions of water-pumping windmills dotting America’s farmland in the early 20th Century, a new application of wind power emerged: wind turbines used to generate electricity. The first electricity-generating wind turbine was produced by Charles Brush in Cleveland, Ohio in 1888. This was a large, cumbersome system with a multi-blade rotor over 50 feet in diameter that produced 12 kilowatts (kW) of electricity—just a fraction of what comparably sized wind turbines produce today.Dramatic advances were made both here and in Europe in the early 20th century, with blade designs that relied on aerodynamic lift—technology borrowed from airplanes. Jacobs Wind in Minneapolis, founded by brothers Joe and Marcellus Jacobs in 1927, sold more than 30,000 wind turbines to farm families through the 1950s. Jacobs’s three-blade wind turbines were mostly one to three kW in size, though the company later introduced 10- and 15-kW models. To give a sense of the value of electricity to a farm family in the 1920s and ’30s, Jacobs wind turbines sold for about $3,000 in 1930 dollars—a huge investment by today’s standards. Even more of the smaller, two-blade Wincharger wind turbines were sold during this period, though with the Rural Electrification program starting in the 1930s, sales of these gradually tapered off—until a resurgence of interest in renewable energy sources in the 1970s.Meanwhile, Vermont played a part in the development of larger, utility-scale wind turbines. In 1941, the world’s first wind turbine larger than one megawatt (MW) was built on Grandpa’s Knob in Castleton, Vermont. Designed by Palmer Putnam and manufactured by the S. Morgan Smith Company, this 175-foot-diameter, 1.25 MW wind turbine with two blades had just 1100 hours of run time before failing, and it would take almost 40 years before another wind turbine this large was built.Meanwhile, small wind turbines made a comeback beginning in the late 1970s and early ’80s, including by Enertech Corporation, a Norwich, Vermont company. The U.S. was the clear leader in wind power development in the early 1980s, but that technology leadership ended after President Reagan effectively terminated wind power research in the 1980s. Europeans took the lead, especially with development of large wind turbines that now dot the countryside in most European countries.Next week, we’ll take a look at state-of-the-art wind power, the development of large wind farms, and the promise (and limitations) of wind power for the future.last_img read more

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You Don’t Play for the Critics

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Before I go to see a movie, I normally read the review in the New York Times. They have smart reviews, and I always learn something.Then I look at Rotten Tomatoes to see what the reviews there say. Rotten Tomatoes has two scores, the critic’s score and the viewer’s score. The critics score is always way lower than the score of the civilians, the people who went to see the movie because they wanted to see it. Sometimes the two scores are so far apart that you might easily believe they didn’t see the same movie. They didn’t.Critics are paid to be critical. Some people who believe themselves to be critics take their payment in the form of significance or importance (see Yelp). They both watch the movie from the same place, a place of judgment, a place of discovering what is wrong with the movie, rarely looking for what is right.Creating For CriticsThere are some who create to please the critics. They want to be recognized by the establishment, the people who they believe to be invested with the authority to pass judgment and sort the wheat from the chaff, the worthy from the unworthy. They want to be told that their work is good by people whose judgment they somehow believe increases their worth. They need acceptance.Creating For Your AudienceBut there are others who create because they are creators. They don’t create to try to please anyone other than themselves. They do their work because it brings them joy and satisfaction, and they hope that it is appreciated by the people it is designed to serve, the audience. They don’t create with the critics in mind because they aren’t trying to please the critics.You don’t play for the critics. You play for the audience. You don’t create in hopes that someone will judge your work worthy. You create because you are a creator, because that is what creators do.last_img read more

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