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 www.freshfilmfestival.com. 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

Regus boss says future is bright

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US pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China: Sources

first_imgTaiwan’s military is well-trained and well-equipped with mostly US-made hardware, but China has a huge numerical superiority and is adding advanced equipment of its own.The weapons packages from Lockheed Martin Co, Boeing and General Atomics are moving their way through the export process, three people familiar with the status of the deals on Capitol Hill said, and a notification to Congress is expected within weeks.One industry source said President Donald Trump was slated to be briefed on the packages this week by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Some of the deals had been requested by Taiwan more than a year ago, but are only now being moved through the approval process. A State Department spokesman declined comment.A senior US official, citing Chinese assertiveness in the Taiwan Strait, said: “There is no equilibrium today. It is out of balance. And I think that is dangerous.”Trump’s White House has made an effort to export weapons to US allies trying to bolster their defenses, decrease dependence on US troops while boosting US companies and jobs.As he fights for re-election on Nov. 3, Trump and Republican supporters have ramped up their rhetoric against Beijing and sought to portray Democratic opponent Joe Biden as soft on China.Other factors include Taiwan’s bigger defense budget, and the fear in Taiwan that if Trump loses, Biden would be less willing to sell the US’s most advanced weapons to them.Taiwan’s interest in US weapons and equipment is not new. The island is bolstering its defenses in the face of what it sees as increasingly threatening moves by Beijing, such as regular Chinese air force and naval exercises near Taiwan.The senior US official said Taiwan’s increased defense spending was a good step, but it had to do more.”Taiwan, frankly, needs to do more in order to ensure that they indigenously have an ability to deter Chinese aggression,” the official said.DealsDrones that can see over the horizon for surveillance and targeting, coupled with advanced missiles and coastal defenses that include smart mines and anti-submarine capabilities to impede a sea invasion, have been discussed at the highest levels to make Taiwan more difficult to attack, like a “porcupine”, according to industry and congressional sources.A Lockheed Martin-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), essentially a truck-based rocket launcher, is among the weapons Taiwan wants, people familiar with the negotiations said. Taiwan also seeks to buy sophisticated anti-tank missiles.In early August, Reuters reported that Washington is negotiating the sale of at least four of its large sophisticated aerial drones to Taiwan for what could be about $600 million.Also under discussion are land-based Boeing-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles to serve as a coastal defense against cruise missiles.Other systems include “underwater sea mines and other capabilities to deter amphibious landing, or immediate attack,” Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to United States said in July.  At the same time Taiwan’s desire to buy weapons increased after President Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected in January and has made strengthening Taiwan’s defenses a top priority.Taiwan is China’s most sensitive territorial issue. Beijing says it is a Chinese province, and has denounced the Trump administration’s support for the island.Washington has been eager to create a military counterbalance to Chinese forces, building on an effort known within the Pentagon as “Fortress Taiwan”, as Beijing’s military makes increasingly aggressive moves in the region.Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said the reported package was a “media assumption,” and that it handled weapons purchase talks and assessments in a low-key, confidential way, so could not offer public comment until there was a formal US notification of any sales to Congress. The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on China.Pursuing seven sales at once is a rare departure from years of precedent in which US military sales to the island were spaced out and carefully calibrated to minimize tensions with Beijing.But the Trump administration has become more aggressive with China in 2020 and the sales would land as relations between Beijing and Washington are at their lowest point in decades over accusations of spying, a lingering trade war and disputes about the spread of the novel coronavirus.center_img Topics :last_img read more

South County Testing Site Opens in Delray Beach

first_imgDELRAY BEACH, Fla. — In an effort to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Palm Beach County officially opened a second COVID-19 testing site at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach Tuesday.The drive-through testing site is located at 16700 Jog Road.Testing is done by appointment only and is only available for eligible residents.Appointments on Tuesday are all filled, and Wednesday appointments are nearing capacity.To be screened for an appointment, call 561-804-0250 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A health care official will ask you about your symptoms, whether you’ve traveled recently, and if you’ve come in contact with anyone who’s been diagnosed with COVID-19.If you meet the criteria, you’ll be given an appointment time.Last week, a drive-through coronavirus testing site opened at the FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. To make an appointment at that location, call 561-642-1000.RELATED: How to make a coronavirus maskAccording to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are more than 13,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, along with 254 deaths.Palm Beach County leads Florida with 51 coronavirus-related deaths, health officials said.The entire state is now under a “stay-at-home” order until at least April 30.Residents are urged not to leave their homes unless it’s for essential services or activities, like going to the grocery store, gas station, health care facilities, pharmacy, or child care centers, among other places.last_img read more

UP & COMING ABBEY VALE & CLASSY QUICK CASABLANCA BRING RECENCY, VARYING STYLES TO SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAST TYCOON STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

first_imgIN ADDITION TO ‘ABBEY’ TRAINER D’AMATO WILL ALSO BE REPRESENTED BY CLASSY COMEBACKER BIG JOHN B ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2015)–Although they will both be racing for the second time off lengthy layoffs, the similarities end there as up and coming Abbey Vale and classy Quick Casablanca figure prominently among a field of eight older horses set to go 1 ¼ miles on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita.Speedy Abbey Vale overcame an 11-month absence to win a second condition allowance here on March 27, as he pressed the pace and went on to an impressive one length win at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 5-year-old Irish-bred was originally conditioned by the late Mike Mitchell, who sent him out to a 1 ¼ length win in his U.S. debut going a flat mile on turf on March 8, 2014.With two wins from three Southern California starts, Abbey Vale, who is owned by Ellis, R/M Racing and Sim, will try graded stakes competition for the first time and is 18-3-4-1 overall with earnings of $98,014.D’Amato will also be represented by classy Big John B, who has been idle since running ninth, beaten 5 ¼ lengths in the Grade I, 1 ½ miles Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 1. A winner of the Grade II, 1 3/8 miles turf Del Mar Handicap three starts back on Aug. 23, the late running Big John B will again be handled by regular rider Mike Smith. Owned by Michael House, the 6-year-old gelding by Hard Spun is 30-11-5-4 overall with earnings of $482,805.Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca, an imposing physical specimen who won last year’s Last Tycoon in his first start for Ron McAnally, came off a nine-month freshening to run a close eighth, beaten 5 ½ lengths, in the one mile turf Thunder Road Stakes on April 4. A Group I winner in Argentina in March, 2012, 7-year-old Quick Casablanca is 20-4-7-5, with earnings of $612,830.Neil Drysdale’s Power Foot comes off a good third in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes on March 21 and he’ll get the services for the first time of Rafael Bejarano.The complete field for the Grade III Last Tycoon, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Big John B, Mike Smith, 122; Power Foot, Rafael Bejarano, 120; Ganesh, Flavien Prat, 122; Joes Blazing Aaron, Tyler Baze, 120; Play Hard to Get, Kent Desormeaux, 120; Si Sage, Elvis Trujillo, 120; Quick Casablanca, Gary Stevens, 120, and Abbey Vale, Tiago Periera, 120.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium: Improving profitability of the sheep operation through nutrition, reproduction, economics, and marketing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium (BSS) will concentrate on several topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future. The increasingly popular Friday program dubbed “Shepherd’s College” by the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium planning committee will concentrate on several facets of production to assist sheep farmers improve their profitability, including feeding lambs on grass vs. grain, and feeding ewe lambs. This event will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.Primary speakers will include Erin Recktenwald, Michigan State University; Francis Fluharty, Research Professor, OSU Animal Sciences; Tadd Thompson, Reproductive Specialty Group, Indiana; Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator — OSU Sheep Team, OSU Animal Sciences. Also, Roger A, High, OSIA/OSWP Executive Director; Nick Forrest, Ohio Lamb Entrepreneur, Chef Jeff Hyde, Chef, Colonel De’s Spice Company; Adam Wagner, OSU Student; Alex Tuggle, Ag Instructor at Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy; and Dr. Mark Lyons, USDA Veterinary Services.Prior to the symposium, the OSIA Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 2. at the same location. The election of the OSIA officer team will be held, as well as other important items for members to discuss.We will once again host the annual tradeshow and Silent Auction. Funds from the Silent Auction have been used as the primary source of income for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund for several years. If you will be attending the symposium, we are accepting donations and we welcome any bids on the items for the auction.For lunch, you will enjoy wonderful “Lamb Leg Carving Station” lunch prepared by the OSU Meat Science Club, with the remainder of the meal catered by TJ’s of Wooster. An awards program to present the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award, Distinguished Service Awards, and the Friend of the Ohio Sheep Industry awards will follow lunch. Youth recognition will be given to the state FFA sheep proficiency award winner, state 4-H sheep award winner and Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship winners.Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium registration forms are included in the current “Ohio Sheep Producer” newsletter. Registration can be completed by removing the BSS Registration/OSIA membership form and mailing it or going to the www.ohiosheep.org website and paying via PayPal. If you would like additional information, contact Roger High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at [email protected]last_img read more

Alex Gordon hits MLB’s record-setting 5,694th HR of season

first_imgRead Next View comments Morgan scores twice, US women beat New Zealand 5-0 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  FILE – In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Royals’ Alex Gordon advances to third base on a fly out by Lorenzo Cain during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City’s Alex Gordon hit Major League Baseball’s record 5,694th home run of 2017 on Tuesday night, Sept. 19, 2017 breaking a season record set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)TORONTO — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night.Gordon’s home run off Toronto’s Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the last run in the Royals’ 5-2 loss, was his eighth this season and the 159th of his 11-year big league career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Holding the ball he hit over the right-field wall, Gordon said he didn’t plan to keep the historic memento or anything else from the game.“I’m going to give it to Cooperstown,” Gordon said. “I figured they’d probably have much more reason to have it than I do. I don’t really want to remember too much about this season, so I’ll probably just give it away and let them take care of it.”There were 5,610 homers last year, an average of 2.31 per game, and this year’s average of 2.53 entering Tuesday’s action projects to 6,139. That would be up 47 percent from 4,186 in 2014.“I don’t know what to make of it,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “Guys are bigger and guys are stronger. but so are the pitchers. There sure are a lot of home runs being hit.”Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has noticed the surge in homers but doesn’t have an explanation.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “It really looks like the ball is flying,” he said.Power subsided after the start of drug testing with penalties in 2004. The home run average dropped in 2014 to its lowest level since 1992, then started rising during the second half of the 2015 season.“My biggest take on it is that players are trying to hit more home runs,” San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. “Their philosophy overall, a lot of these position players, is to get the ball in the air and also pull the ball and get the ball in the air and hit it as far as you can. So you’re increasing the launch angle, whatever you want to call this, stay away from the groundballs. And so they’re sacrificing a little bit more contact to do a little bit more damage.”When the previous record of 5,693 was set in 2000, Sammy Sosa led the major leagues with 50 home runs and Barry Bonds hit 49.Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton leads the major leagues with 55 home runs this year, followed by New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge with 44.Yost said he doesn’t believe more players are swinging for the fences than in years past.“You’re always looking to elevate,” Yost said. “You’re not going to make a whole lot of money hitting the ball on the ground in this league because the defenders are so quick and athletic. You’ve got to get the ball in the air, I think, if you’re going to be successful.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “A pretty cool thing to be a part of,” Gordon said. “I didn’t hit many this year, but I guess I made one count.”It was the 17th home run of the night in the major leagues and came just after Detroit’s Alex Presley tied the record when he connected at home against Oakland’s Daniel Gossett.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGordon said he heard talk of the record on a clubhouse television after Toronto’s Darwin Barney homered in the sixth.“I was kind of aware that we were getting close to it,” he said. “After I walked back to the dugout. I kind of forgot about it.” Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Tendulkar starts new initiative with Kit Up Challenge

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar has taken to social media to launch #KitupChallenge to encourage people to start playing sports. Posting a video of himself putting on his cricketing gear and getting ready to play, Tendulkar asked the viewers to take up a sport of their choice. As part of the challenge, Sachin called upon the viewers to post a short video of themselves on social media while getting ready to play a sport and use the hashtag to nominate others in the process. Sachins new initiative aims to promote overall fitness and encourage Indians to inculcate an active lifestyle through the joy of playing sports. The challenge has been positively received from the sports community with noted personalities like Virat Kohli, PV Sindhu and Devendra Jhajharia already participating in the challenge. Other noted sports personalities like Srikanth Kidambi and Suresh Raina have also shown support. Last month, the government of India launched the #HumFitToIndiaFit initiative which also received a tremendous response from across the country. Earlier, in his Rajya Sabha speech, Sachin had proposed a framework for Sports for All under Right To Play. PTI KHS KHSKHSlast_img read more

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins Takes A Shot At The NCAA For Tournament Game Starting At 11 P.M.

first_imgBob Huggins at an NCAA Tournament press conference.Friday night’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game in Columbus between No. 6 Providence and No. 11 Dayton started at roughly 11 p.m. E.T. The game was scheduled to tip off at about 10 p.m. E.T., but due to the previous two games – West Virginia-Buffalo and Maryland-Valparaiso -at the site running long, the tip time between the Friars and the Flyers was delayed. Cleveland.com has a lengthier explanation on the situation. Saturday afternoon, Mountaineers’ coach Bob Huggins was asked about the late tip time. He gave a pretty sarcastic response. Bob Huggins, on playing tourney games til 1 am: “It’s all about the betterment of the student athlete….It just tickles me to death.”— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) March 21, 2015The game was played on a Friday night, so it’s not like the student-athletes had classes to wake up for the following morning – and, really, what college student goes to be before midnight, anyway? – but the NCAA clearly could have done a better job scheduling.last_img read more

Red Stripe Donates $1 Million to Enhance Security at Landfill

first_imgSecurity arrangements at the Riverton City Landfill, off Spanish Town Road in Kingston, are to be further enhanced with a donation of $1 million by brewing company, Red Stripe.The money will be used to, among other things, procure surveillance equipment for the landfill.This is in addition to enhanced security measures the Government has put in place following recent fires at the disposal site, suspected to be the work of arsonists.Speaking at a handover ceremony at Red Stripe’s Spanish Town Road location on Friday (August 24), Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, noted that security has also been increased at all landfills across the country since the fires.The Minister said that some of the security measures will be visible, while others will be discreet, and bemoaned the indiscipline that exists around the country’s disposal sites, particularly the Riverton City and Retirement facilities.“It is a sad reflection on us as a country when we have to waste the kind of resources that we have to guard a landfill from people with criminal and devious intent,” Mr. McKenzie said.The Minister lamented that over the last eight to 10 weeks, the Government has had to spend $150 million to extinguish fires which could have otherwise been used “to fix some more roads, upgrade some more infirmaries and provide more summer employment for our young people.”In the meantime, Minister McKenzie welcomed the donation, noting that this is an ideal demonstration of good corporate social responsibility.“It is not just the Government’s problem, but it is a problem that affects all of us. When there is fire, it means that production is low, it means that we would lose valuable hours in the workplace and there are many associated problems with fires that are created unnecessarily,” he said.In his remarks, Managing Director, Red Stripe, Ricardo Nuncio, noted that the fire had an impact on the company’s employees and operations, and the donation is one tangible way to provide support.He said the money is one of the 100 gifts the company will be giving away in celebration of its 100th year in operation.“We want to give this gift to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to support their efforts of managing the Riverton City (landfill) better. I know it’s not going to solve your entire problems, but I think that it’s definitely going to help you go in the right direction and avoid this issue from happening again,” he said.The money was provided through the brewery’s Desnoes and Geddes Foundation, which carries out its philanthropic work.last_img read more