Al has been to the Moon once but is coming to…

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsAl has been to the Moon once but is coming to Limerick for third visitBy Alan Jacques – April 21, 2016 855 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleSinging at The Stormy Teacup, Mr Nile St JamesNext articleA tank-less job for Irish Water in King’s Island area of Limerick Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAl WordenApollo 15limerickLough GurStrand Hotel Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.ASTRONAUT Alfred ‘Al’ Worden has been to the Moon, but Lough Gur in County Limerick has made such an impression on him that he is now returning for his third visit.This July, some 45 years after the Apollo 15 lunar mission, Worden, the great-grandson of a Lough Gur native, returns to his spiritual home.During a recent visit to County Limerick he said: “When I visited Lough Gur last year, my only thought was how do I get back here again. I am greatly interested in Lough Gur as I believe that the evidence left by our ancestors can show us where we are going to in our future. They greatly understood the night sky and through the monuments reflected its greatness.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Michigan native, now 84, performed the first deep-space EVA ( a spacewalk made outside a craft orbiting Earth) during Apollo 15’s homeward journey in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, and in 2011, his memoir ‘Falling To Earth’ made the LA Times Bestseller list.On July 16, the spaceman comes travelling back to Limerick to give a lecture on his historic mission to the moon at The Strand Hotel Sky Room from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Tickets are limited to 100 for this exclusive Alan [email protected] Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Fresh Blood offers a weekend of horror filmmaking workshops for young…

first_imgWhatsApp Pictured are young filmmakers from all over Ireland. Picture: Dermot Culhane.Fresh Film is set to host its annual horror filmmaking workshop ‘Fresh Blood’ at Tait House Community Enterprise over the course of the weekend beginning Saturday, November 2 and aims to have participants create an original short film with the help of a team of professionals.A timely Halloween event, Fresh Blood is an intense weekend of horror filmmaking, where participants explore the horror genre with screenings of short films, discussion, and exercises to develop a horror story for the screen. This weekend series of workshops culminating in the shooting of an original short film on location in the grounds of Tait House.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The workshop is open to anyone between the ages of 13-19 years of age with an interest in horror filmmaking and will entail discussions and exercises to develop a horror story screen as well as exploring the different genres of horror with screenings of short films.This year’s theme is “Behind the Mask”- recognizing that the faces of others can be masks hiding unknown terrors.Fresh Blood teases us, saying, “Things are often more sinister than they seem and how can we ever truly know what’s going on behind the eyes of the person across from us? Between the world that we see and the world beneath lies a breadth of horrors waiting to be unleashed. Or worse, perhaps we can’t trust what lies under our own skin….”Fresh Film has helped many young Irish filmmakers in starting their careers, including Conor McMahon who first made his debut in the world of film back in 1997 when he placed second in Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards with his trilogy of horror films, including one called ‘Maniac’.Speaking about Fresh Film Conor said, “I think Fresh Film for me was really important early on in my career because as a young filmmaker at the time I was just making short films, and I didn’t really know other people who were making shorts as well, so it was a great feeling to have all of us come together and see what other people were doing”.“I also won an award at my first Fresh International Film Festival and it gave me something I could be proud of and helped knock away the doubts I felt about what I was doing. I think that’s really important when you’re younger and you’re thinking of going down this path”.Since the debut of his first film, Conor has had a successful career as both a director and editor of movies and tv shows and has continued to win various awards for his stellar work, including best short at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, first prize in the Kodak Commercial Awards in London and second place at Edinburgh’s Dead by Dawn Horror film Festival. His film ‘Stitches’ starred British comedian Ross Noble and won the best film at the Midnight Xtreme section of the prestigious Sitges Film Festival.The Fresh Blood workshop will take place for two days, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 of November from 10am to 6pm at Tait House Community Enterprise located at Southill House, Roxboro Road, Limerick, and costs €20 per person. To book, please contact [email protected] call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2020 is now open. The closing date for entries is Friday, January 24, 2020. For more information visit NewsCommunityFresh Blood offers a weekend of horror filmmaking workshops for young filmmakersBy Staff Reporter – October 25, 2019 131 Email Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Facebook Print Previous articleMyles Breen – A Wilde Fan | #WeAreLimerick Episode 29Next articleShannon Airport Santa Flights set for take off Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Press release: Trade rises on one year to go until Brexit milestone

first_imgexports rise faster than imports trade deficit significantly narrows by £12.1 billion overall, UK exports of goods and services have increased by 12.1% to £622.1 billion. More than one year on since the EU referendum, there are strong reasons for the UK to be optimistic. UK exports of goods and services have increased over the year and the UK deficit on trade in goods and services narrowed significantly. It’s clear evidence that UK companies are succeeding on the world stage, and as an international economic department we are banging the drum for the growing demand for our goods and services. With one year to go until the UK’s departure from the European Union, new trade figures released (Thursday, 29 March) reveal exports of UK goods and services is at a record high.UK exporters received a significant boost as the latest figures confirm global demand for UK goods and services is growing.Data released from the Office for National Statistics shows in 2017, UK goods and services exports increased faster than imports – up 12.1% and 9.3%.A drive in goods exports – up 13.4% – was due largely to demand for manufactured goods, and a rise in services exports – up 10.7% – was mainly driven for demand in UK business services. As a result the trade deficit narrowed significantly by £12.1 billion to £28.6 billion from £40.7 billion.Non-EU countries continue to be the main destination for services exports (£171.4 billion), making up 61.3% of all services exports.Overall, UK exports of goods and services have increased by 12.1% to £622.1 billion.Annually, the UK’s current account deficit was £82.9 billion (4.1% of GDP) in 2017, a narrowing of £30.7 billion from a deficit of £113.6 billion in 2016; this is the narrowest deficit as a percentage of GDP since 2011 when it was 2.4%.International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox said:center_img The Department for International TradeStatistics from the Department for International Trade (DIT) show that the UK attracted more foreign direct investment projects than ever before (year 2016 to 2017). With more than 2,200 projects recorded, the post-referendum figures show an increase of 2% on the previous year. This means more than 75,000 new jobs were created, and 32,600 safeguarded, amounting to over 2,000 jobs per week across the country.Through, the department gives UK businesses access to millions of pounds’ worth of potential overseas business. It also puts firms in touch with global buyers and since its launch it has promoted 11,400 export opportunities, and helped around 2.7 million users either begin or grow their exporting journeys.Working to promote the UK to great trading nation, DIT has set up 14 working groups across 21 countries to strike trade deals and strengthen commercial ties with key trading partners.BackgroundRead figures from the ONS Balance of Payments 29 March 2018.last_img read more

Pecan Field Day

first_imgThe Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day has been set for Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Parker Brothers Farm in Baxley.Sponsored by University of Georgia Extension, the field day is planned specifically for the growing number of pecan growers in the southeastern region of Georgia. Mike Adams, president of the American Pecan Board, will speak about the importance of marketing Georgia’s pecan crop. More than 33,000 acres of Georgia’s total pecan acreage is located in east Georgia. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Georgia pecans have a $249 million farm gate value and the state is the country’s leader in pecan production for the past 17 years. Georgia Extension specialists and researchers from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will provide their insight on pecans. The agenda includes updates from UGA pecan specialist Lenny Wells, UGA plant pathologist Tim Brenneman, UGA entomologist Jim Dutcher and Appling County Extension agent Shane Curry. “We planned this field day because growers in this area need local pecan trainings and field days that aren’t four hours away to educate them with up-to-date information,” said Curry, who organizes the event. Last year, 220 growers from 18 counties attended the field day.K&L BBQ of Baxley will sponsor lunch and equipment demonstrations will be held afterward in the orchard. Parker Brothers Farm is located at 334 Veal Camp Rd. in Baxley, just five miles northeast off of Ten Mile Rd. Call the Appling County Extension office at (912) 367-8130 to register by Aug. 25. The field day is free, but a headcount is needed for lunch planning.last_img read more

‘Little cracker’ campaign attracts strong bidding on auction day

first_img14 Willow Street, Inala. A young family with plans to stay in the Inala area long-term have snapped up a post-war home for $375,000 at auction.The March 18 auction of 14 Willow St was attended by a crowd of more than 30 people, with six registered bidders involved. 14 Willow Street, Inala.Ray White selling agent Nathan Orley advertised the home as a “little cracker” and said the family had plans to renovate and expand and make the three-bedroom, one-bathroom property their “dream home”.“The house was situated on a 916sq m block which was perfect for the young kids, who were also excited about the pool,” Mr Orley said.He said the bidding started at $310,000.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here for FREE. center_img GREAT PRICE: Queensland’s best four-bedroom homes under $300,000 Mr Orley said joint selling agent Jon Townend has had no problem selling the past four auction campaigns, either before auction or on auction day, in the past six months. “The marketplace has been strong in the area,” Mr Orley said. He said it was the first time the property had been offered to the market in more than 20 years.The home, which is opposite a large park, featured a modern kitchen, new bathroom, and a fresh coat of paint.last_img read more