Crowdfunding campaign for Limerick filmmaker’s New York ‘Narcan’ venture

first_img Previous articleLimerick student’s design wins Dyson awardNext articleBig turnout for Cliona’s Foundation cycle Alan Jacques Email NewsLocal NewsCrowdfunding campaign for Limerick filmmaker’s New York ‘Narcan’ ventureBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2015 691 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSlimerickMalachy McCourtNarcannew yorkPeter McNamara WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN online crowdfunding campaign is underway to help complete production of a short film by Limerick director Peter McNamara.Inspired by his time living and working in New York, ‘Narcan’ tells the story of Sean Ryan, an Irish paramedic working the unsympathetic streets of the ‘Big Apple’.The cast includes Malachy McCourt and Limerick actor Peter Halpin, who played the writer and actor in ‘Angela’s Ashes’, which was based on the life of his older brother, Pulitzer prize winning author Frank McCourt.The story unfolds as the film’s central character, Sean, toils to manage a fractured personal life. His only son refuses to speak to him and the void between himself and his wife Sinead, grows larger with every passing day. During the course of a 12-hour shift, life-changing decisions with irrevocable consequences must be made.According to Peter McNamara, ‘Narcan’ is a film about family separation and how it’s become a commonplace in society.” I wanted to capture a glimpse inside a very stressful job and, as the film plays out, Sean’s psychological state is tested as he stretches the moral boundaries,” he explains.“For months, we prepared and analyzed the script multiple times, we needed every character to be recognizable and I think you’ll find elements of yourself in each and every one of them.”After assembling a small crew of 15, cameras rolled inside the locker room of one of New York’s busiest emergency stations and so began the rollercoaster ride shooting of ‘Narcan’.“All members of the cast and crew were pushed to the limit and sometimes beyond, all in the name of art. Everybody shared my vision and worked tirelessly to bring it to life. I’m so proud of each and everyone who was part of the ‘Narcan’ team.“It was a life changing experience and now I know that New York is where I want to be based making beautiful films for the foreseeable future,” he told the Limerick Post.Co-funded with Soberanis Productions, a crowdfunding campaign has been kick-started to complete the film. For more details see Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan as virus threat lingers

first_imgRamadan is a period for bothself-reflection and socializing. Believers fast from dawn to dusk and thengather around a family or community meal each evening of Islam’s holiest month,which begins later this week and ends with Eid al-Fitr festivities. TEHRAN – From cancelled “iftar” feaststo suspended mosque prayers, Muslims across the Middle East are bracing for ableak month of Ramadan fasting as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic lingers. But this year, the fast-spreading novelcoronavirus threatens to dampen Ramadan like never before, with millions lockeddown across the Middle East – from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon to the battle zonesof Libya, Iraq and Yemen. (AFP)center_img Ramadan is considered an auspicious period to travel to Mecca to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage, which Saudi authorities suspended last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the usually packed area around the sacred Kaaba empty. AFPlast_img read more

Toby Alderweireld confident of success at Tottenham this season

first_img Spurs ended their hoodoo against Manuel Pellegrini’s side by coming from behind to triumph 4-1 at White Hart Lane on Saturday. It was an impressive win by the north Londoners’ band of young, exciting talent, who head coach Mauricio Pochettino told afterwards to keep calm and carry on – a message that has clearly been taken on board. Toby Alderweireld is confident this can be a “fantastic season” for Tottenham, not that the defender is getting too carried away with the comprehensive defeat of Manchester City. Press Associationcenter_img “It’s just a win, we can enjoy it, then we have to work hard again, improve every day and we can have a fantastic season,” goalscorer Alderweireld told Spurs TV. “We don’t have to dream too much, we stay with two feet on the ground, work hard and we know we have a young, talented group of players. “If we work hard and we do everything we have to do then we have the quality to make the difference.” last_img read more

Portwell: robust box PC meets extended EMI and EMS requirements of demanding applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Speeding up flash-based embedded applicationsNext Renesas introduces 32-bit RX66T MCU group optimized for motor control Mitwell announces the market entry of the KUBE-2100, a palm-sized, fan-less embedded system featuring the latest 14nm Intel Atom N3350 processor. Its compact 95 x 97.4 x 36 mm design, low power consumption, high-performance computing and powerful graphics engine make the KUBE-2100 the perfect solution for harsh industrial automation applications, the factory automation and as a perfect IoT gateway.The new KUBE-2100 Industrial Computer is packaged in a rugged, fan-less case and features the latest Intel Atom processor N3350 with 2GB (DDR4 2400) memory. The KUBE-2100 benefits from about 30% more computing power and 45% more graphics performance compared to the previous generation and offers the powerful Intel Gen9 graphics with up to 18 execution units and allowing the connection of 4k displays via display port. For local data acquisition, the KUBE-2100 offers industrial interfaces such as 2x Gb Industrial Ethernet (Intel i210) and 2x USB 3.0. The M.2 Key-E, 2230 for WIFI and Key-B 2242 for memory, complete the storage and expansion options, and the compact system is very service-friendly. In addition, the fan-less KUBE-2100 operates with a Thermal Design Power (TDP) below 10W and supports 12-30 VDC +/- 20% power consumption for demanding applications.For use in harsh environments, the KUBE-2100 meets the heavy-industry requirements of EN55022 and EN55032 and the EMS standards IEC 61000-4-2, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, and 4- 8, which contain extended RS, EFT and CS criteria compared to the general industry standard. This makes the KUBE-2100 a perfect solution for applications such as plant networking, process monitoring, environmental management and process visualization.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more