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 Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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 https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/narcan-short-movie#/center_img 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

Rubbish idea launches swimming pool business

first_imgVirginia Pryor had a Skip Pool installed at her Burpengary home. Picture: AAP image, John Gass.ONE rubbish idea has allowed a Sunshine Coast dad to not only give his children a long-wished for swimming pool but also start a successful small business.Accountant Hans Windell was searching fruitlessly for an affordable plunge pool for his family home when the idea struck to fibreglass the inside of a skip bin and turn it into a swimming pool.RELATED: Suburbs where backyards are shrinkingHow’s the serenity of this prime acreage home?What’s inside a $16M penthouse?“We decided to get a pool at our house but the quotes that we were getting were astronomical,” he said.“I explored other options including above ground pools but living on slopey acreage made it even harder and just increased the cost of the pools.”Hans Windell working on the original Skip Pool. Picture: supplied.Mr Windell said his frugal idea was not initially embraced by all members of his family.“My daughter almost started crying when I told her that the skip bin was our pool,” he said.“She was not impressed. But the family loves the pool now, especially come Christmas time.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Who needs one? 00:58It was 18-months between inspiration striking and Mr Windell’s wife and two daughters being able to swim in the bin but in that time Mr Windell also began creating Skip Pools Australia.Mr Windell said the “robust, strong and versatile” nature of skips made them perfect for conversion into plunge pools and easy to transport.Hans Windell working on the original Skip Pool“As far as I am aware, no one is doing this at the moment and we might even be the first to do this in the world,” he said.Mr Windell said the compact dimensions of the pools — 4m long, 1.5m wide and either 1.2m or 1.5m deep — made them perfect for the suburban backyard.Each custom pool includes a filter, lights, steps and engineering drawings.Hans Windell in the original Skip Pool with his daughters. Picture: supplied.“Our company doesn’t install the pools, but we do know very capable pool installers who will assist with the installation, excavation and all the other components needed for our customers to enjoy our pools,” Mr Windell said.Virginia Pryor had a Skip Pool installed in the backyard of her new Burpengary East home in August.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMORE: Why the trend towards ‘spools’ is heating upInside Michael Jordan’s mountain mansionMedia heiress’ $16 million impulse penthouse buyVirginia has had a skip bin pool installed at her Burpengary home.“I recently built a new house and had a little bit of money left over that I wanted to spend on a plunge pool,” she said.“Everyone still wanted $22,000 plus for a small pool, which was out of my budget. I believe some of the cost is because if the labour and the machines needed to crane a pool in.“I came across Skips Pools on Facebook and went to Hans place to check one out.“It ended up being about half the price.”Ms Pryor said her pool arrived at 7am one morning and was in the ground, filled with water by 6pm that night.“It’s such an easy and fantastic idea. I can’t believe no one has thought of it before,” she said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSustainable 5×4 home01:48last_img read more

Trojan Wrestling Results

first_imgEast Central defeated Franklin County 59-14 on Thursday, November 29th.Trojan Grappler winners were Tyler Schneider-113#, Dylan Heinrich-126#, Sam Ringer-132#, Hunter Mobley-138#, Ben Wolf-145#, Kasey Carr-152#, Brady Rullman-170#, Kole Viel-182#, Austin Cox-195#, Andrew Carr-220#, and Phil Sims-285#.EC participated at The Harrison Invite going up against some of top Wrestling teams in Cincinnati.#3 Fairfield  51,  EC  22#1 Mason  56, EC  18#8 Lebanon  45, EC  30Centerville  56,  EC  21#5 Harrison  55,  EC  24Trojan individual results. Tanner Bush-106#, 4-1 with 4 pins; Tyler Schneider-113#, 3-2 with 3 pins; Charlie Euson-120#, 2-3 with 1 pin; Dylan Heinrich-126#, Sam Ringer-132#, 0-5; Hunter Mobley-138#, 1-4 with 1 pin; Ben Wolf-145#, 4-1 with 2 pins; Kasey Carr-152#, 1-4 with 1 pin; David Nash-160# 0-1; Brady Rullman-160#, 0-3; Bennett Noble-170#, 2-3 with 2 pins; Kole Viel-182#, 1-4; Austin Cox-195#, 0-5; Andrew Carr-220#, 1-4; and Phil Sims-285#, 1-4.The Trojans will return to action Thursday, December 6th in a dual meet hosting Union County starting at 6:30 PM; travel to Pendleton Heights for a meet on Saturday, December 8th, starting at 8:30 AM; hosting Greensburg in a dual meet on Tuesday, December 11th starting at 6:30 PM; and hosting a meet on Saturday, December 15th, starting at 9 AM.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Scott Schwartz.last_img read more

Amaya hits ‘record revenues’ despite poker being hit by currency fluctuations

first_img Rafi Ashkenazi,Presenting its full-year 2016 results, Toronto-listed Amaya Inc was pleased to report ‘a record year of revenues’ as the company looks continues to diversify its product portfolio and increase its profile within regulated online gambling markets.Amaya governance would declare full-year 2016 group revenues of $1.15 billion up 8% on corresponding FY 2015’s $1.07 billion.The operator would hit ‘record revenues’ despite a 4% annual decline in poker revenues to $846 million, as its core product was impacted by adverse fluctuations against its main $ currency.Continuing to drive its product diversification, Amaya governance was pleased to detail that its casino and sports betting divisions had generated circa 23% of group revenues (FY 2015 – 17% of total group revenues).Closing its full-year 2016 results, Amaya would declare a group EBITDA of $524 million. The TSX firm would further report net earnings of $136 million, reversing FY 2015’s operational losses of $20 million which had been driven by Rational Group assets takeover costs.Further to reporting its topline metrics, Amaya governance disclosed that the firm’s long-term corporate debt stands at $2.4 billion. During 2016 Amaya governance undertook restructure to its debt facilities which the company hopes will save it $15 million per year.Rafi Ashkenazi, Amaya Inc Chief Executive Officer commented on 2016 corporate performance“Our proactive changes to the poker ecosystem and customer acquisition initiatives continue to reverse certain negative trends and we are starting to see organic growth in that business, our casino offering exceeded expectations as we introduced limited marketing campaigns and focused on our cross-sell efforts, and we continued to build and develop our sportsbook.“The strong performance of our business has helped us to reduce our currency risk, lower our interest expense, and accelerate the payment of the remaining amounts owed on our deferred payment obligation, all of which will allow us to continue pursuing our four strategic priorities. We expect to continue our 2016 momentum and execute on our strategy in 2017,” Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

BiH U-21 team defeated U-21 team of Macedonia

first_imgBiH U-21 football team defeated Macedonian U-21 team in an exhibition match that was played in East Sarajevo with 5:0.Even though the weather was bad due to snow, BiH football players achieved the great victory in penultime match before the qualifications start.In 9th minute, BiH team scored its first goal through Nermin Zolotić and near the end of the first half time, Mešanović scores another goal for the result 2:0, which was the final result of the first half-time.In the second half-time, in 64th minute Petar Kunić scored yet another goal for BiH for the result 3:0.In 71st minute Čajić scores the fourth goal for BiH, and in 87th minute Srđan Grahovac scores yet another goal for the final result of 5:0.last_img read more

Rose Ladies Series: English amateur duo ride high again

first_img England Golf’s finest once again showed their calibre with Mimi Rhodes and Lily May Humphreys both finishing just a single shot shy of top spot at the latest Rose Ladies Series event.The England women’s squad players were the only two amateurs competing alongside 45 top pros at the Bearwood Lakes Golf Club in Berkshire.However, their ability to go toe-to-toe with some of the best professionals on the Ladies’ European Tour was once again proven with both women pushing hard for victory and only narrowly falling short in their mission.In the end, both Rhodes and Humphreys carded level par rounds of 72 to finish with four others in a tie for second.Georgia Hall was able to claim top spot with a one under par round of 71 – the only competitor in the field to break par on a tough day for scoring.Hall’s deserved victory apart, the undoubted highlights of the day involved the performances of the amateur duo – both still just 18 years old.Rhodes admitted nerves before her first appearance in the Rose Ladies Series at Brokenhurst Manor last month, but evidently the teenager has the game and the mentality to cope under pressure.Despite bogeying the first hole, the member from Burnham and Berrow Golf Club (pictured below) hit back with birdies at the fifth and 11th holes.The setback of a dropped shot at the 12th was soon mended with a neat two at the par three, 14th hole.At that stage, Rhodes and Humphreys were both tied for a share of the lead with former Women’s British Open winner and ex-England Golf international Hall.A further bogey at the 15th halted Rhodes’ momentum slightly,  but the 18-year-old was able to par her way home and fall  agonisingly just short of a play-off.Clearly, Humphreys also feels at ease in among the elite golfers from the LET.The Curtis Cup player finished in a tie for fourth spot in her previous outing in this series at Buckinghamshire Golf Club and was once again threatening the top of the leaderboard in Berkshire.A bogey at the opening hole was clawed back with a birdie at the par five 11th. The 13th proved unlucky for the Essex golfer, but another birdie at 17 allowed the England international to finish with a level par round of 72.The performance from Humphreys, a member at Stoke by Nayland, is the perfect preparation for her tilt at the English Women’s Amateur Championship.Humphreys (pictured above) won the event in 2017 and lost at the first play-off hole to Ellen Hume in the final last year. Her form going into next week makes her one of the favourites for the 2020 championship.Rhodes, though, is sure to prove a formidable opponent for all her rivals if her form of the summer continues into a big week at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.Next week’s Rose Ladies Series event takes place at The Shire Club as the tournaments hosted by England Golf ambassador Justin Rose and his wife Kate edge towards the three-stage finals in AugustFull scoring from today’s play available here 23 Jul 2020 Rose Ladies Series: English amateur duo ride high again Tags: Lily May Humphreys, Mimi Rhodes, Rose Ladies Serieslast_img read more

Beltran HR keys Cards’ rout of Pirates in Game 1

first_imgCarlos Beltran, right, is congratulated in the dugout by teammates after hitting a three-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning of Game 1 of baseball’s National League division series on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Adam Wainwright, delivering a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.The first eight Cardinals reached safely in the third to chase A.J. Burnett, saddling the right-hander with the second-shortest outing of his career and putting Game 1 out of reach early. A sellout crowd roared early and then settled in for an easy victory.Lance Lynn (15-10) faces Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole (10-7) in Game 2 Friday.The Pirates ended a 21-year postseason drought and entered their first division series with apparent momentum after beating the Reds in the wild-card game Tuesday. But they never threatened to rally against the Cardinals’ ace.last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgBILL NEALI know, I know. This has nothing to do with sports, but for the love of the Almighty can someone please tell me what in the world they’re doing in the Squirrel Hill Tunnels? They shut them down time and time again and when they re-open . . . nothin! And it’s been forever!Get all your money out the bank. Yep, all $67 of it and do what I am about to tell ya. New England will beat Denver at Denver. Brady’s just better in the big ones. Much as I hate to say it, San Fran will beat the Seahawks. Kaepernick and the boys are just too strong.The Dodgers just gave Clayton Kershaw $30 million a year to pitch every 4 or 5 days.  Not every day . . . not an outfielder . . . not a homerun hitter . . . but a cat that only plays every 4 or 5 days.  That’s more money than some small countries amass in 30 years.Greg Oden is back and playing for The Heat. I hate The Heat, but let’s hope Oden can stay healthy. He deserves a break.Pitt is it in the ACC and will beat Syracuse at the dome! It’s the Big East all over again and we always play well there.YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more

Tenino Loses Another Beloved Community Servant

first_imgFacebook46Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoThe City of Tenino is saddened to learn of, and extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of, former Tenino City Councilmember Phil Simmons, who succumbed to cancer on Saturday, May 13.Councilmember Simmons served as a Councilmember from 2008-2012, but for years before, and ever after, volunteered countless hours of his time and uncounted dollars of his own resources to the betterment of the community and will be sorely missed by all of us who had the good fortune to meet him.The Simmons family will celebrate his life on May 27, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Funeral Alternative of Washington, 455 North Street SE, Tumwater.  To celebrate Phil, the family would like you to wear shirts that remind you of him, such as Seahawks, Chicago Bears, or Hawaiian shirts.  Please, no flowers; but, if you would like to, please make a donation to the Honor Flight Network in Phil’s name.last_img read more

Watch: Shikhar Dhawan plays terrace cricket with his family – and gets out!

first_imgAdvertisement s5gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa2phgfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8eq7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) we34Would you ever consider trying this?😱sloCan your students do this? 🌚1fik5Roller skating! Powered by Firework You can take Shikhar Dhawan out of cricket, but you can’t take cricket out of him. On Tuesday, the left-handed batsman shared a video of him playing cricket on the terrace of his house with his relatives and wished all his fans a Happy Bhai Dooj. The Indian opener will be back in action for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh which starts November 3 onwards.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FB/ShikharDhawanOn the occasion of Bhai Dooj, Dhawan posted a picture with his family captioning,“Had a good time with the family today. Such days always make me so happy. Happy Bhai Dooj to everyone.”Advertisement  He then uploaded a video in which he can be seen playing cricket on the terrace with his relatives. The Delhi batsman defended a couple of deliveries before getting out and he captioned the video as “Family waali cricket ka mazaa hi kuch aur hai” Since his injury in the group game against Australia at this year’s World Cup, Dhawan hasn’t been in the best form. During his comeback, he managed to score just 38 runs in two games. And in the T20I series against South Africa his slump continued as he scored 76 runs at an average of 38.However, the 33-year-old will look forward to regain his dangerous form in the T20I series against Bangladesh. Feroze Shah Kotla now renamed as the Arun Jaitley Stadium will host the first match on November 3, while the other two matches will be played in Rajkot and Nagpur on November 7 and 10, respectively. Advertisementlast_img read more