Jennifer brings Limerick laughter to Los Angeles

first_imgPrint Facebook Twitter Previous articleAMAX poised to bring 100 jobsNext article100 jobs on way from AMAX Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGScomedycomedy clubCoors LightCorballyFor Feck SakeHollywoodjennifer HartnettlimerickLos AngelesScrabbleUSAWeight Watchers Young Social Innovators award for St Munchin’s Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! Des Bishop celebrates his mother with ‘Mia Mamma’ Farmer Michael and Kathleen: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement by Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK comic Jennifer Hartnett is making funny news for 2015.The Corbally woman, who moved stateside 13 years ago, has started production on her very own news show through YouTube Studios. Jennifer has been back on Eastern shores no less that 24 hours after her Christmas visit home, and has already started to work on the project.Jennifer told the Limerick Post “I pitched the idea to YouTube Studios myself as well as a couple of other comics. I want to use comic commentators to do smart material on current events. The goal is to use comedy to educate. I feel people don’t engage politically because they don’t have the confidence. So this will be a satirical news show covering many topics like health, news, politics etc.”Its about making international content entertaining whilst phasing out the Kardashians and other ridiculous pop-culture acts.”As well as being a comic, Jennifer is a model and actress who is currently in a national commercial for Weight Watchers in the US. She has also featured in commercials for Hooters, Coors Light, Hollywood Jeans and a funny instructional video for SCRABBLE (HASBRO) which received over 800,000 hits on BuzzFeed.She is signed with Osbrink one of the largest commercial agencies in the US and 90210 Talent agency in Los Angeles. She also hosts her own show “For Feck Sake” at clubs throughout California including the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard.Jennifer revealed a segment for her news show which she said she is quite excited about. “It’s called Luscious Ladies Liquored Literary Society or LLLLS. It will be a book club about non-fiction books. Smart books, political books, but to make it funny.”“The first production meeting for the show is this week and then it will be a few weeks before we begin shooting. I won’t do anything with the show until it’s perfect and I am happy with everything,” she said.Jennifer has already kicked off her busy New Year with a bang by presenting awards at the 2015 Mobile Excellence Awards at YouTube Studios in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Speaking about her departure back to California, Jennifer said: “The sky is the limit in L.A but I must admit I do miss my home, I miss my friends and family. It’s great to come home.”Go to www.jenniferhartnett.com for news and updates. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Standup and take a punchline at UCH Limerick Linkedin Ten Years since that Guy slipped on the Ice on TV EntertainmentComedyNewsLocal NewsJennifer brings Limerick laughter to Los AngelesBy Guest Writer – January 19, 2015 1000 last_img read more

Human Trafficking and Armed Conflict

first_imgBy Dialogo August 15, 2013 Current global conflicts have placed populations at serious risk of trafficking. For example, Colombian illegal armed groups forcibly recruit children to serve as combatants, to cultivate illegal narcotics, or to be exploited in prostitution. Another example is Somalia, where the militant group al-Shabaab has forcibly recruited Somali children to be child soldiers or has forced them into prostitution; some children who flee Somalia to seek refuge in neighboring countries such as Kenya are forced into prostitution and forced labor as herders. In Syria, some foreign migrant workers and Iraqi refugees may be trafficking victims and are susceptible to violence, abuse, and arrest by government and opposition forces. Syrian refugees are also vulnerable to trafficking in the countries to which they have fled. Members of gangs and organized criminal networks force vulnerable Colombians, including displaced persons, into sex trafficking and forced labor, particularly in the sale and transportation of illegal narcotics. Colombia is a destination for foreign child sex tourists from the United States, Europe, and other South American countries. In Rwanda, women and children in refugee camps are vulnerable to being lured into forced prostitution in the capital or other countries in the region through false promises of work or schooling opportunities. In armed conflicts across the world, governments and armed groups commit war crimes and human rights abuses and attack civilian populations. Armed conflict leaves local populations, including men, women, and children vulnerable to violence, abuse, exploitation, forced prostitution, forced labor, and the unlawful recruitment of children as soldiers by government forces and armed groups. Likewise, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) struggle to survive in precarious situations that make them highly vulnerable to exploitation, including trafficking. Women and girls bear enormous hardship during and after armed conflict, and they are particularly vulnerable to sexual slavery. Mewael is an Eritrean refugee who was forcibly taken by criminal groups in Sudan and transported to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where he was held for months and tortured by his captors, losing both of his hands. His story is not unlike thousands of other highly vulnerable migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers around the world—some of whom are trafficking victims—who have been kidnapped along the borders of countries undergoing internal conflicts.last_img read more

Panelists discuss ethics, accuracy of sports media

first_imgAt an event hosted by the Institute of Sports, Media & Society on Thursday night, students, faculty and six panelists discussed the media’s role in reporting sports accurately and what can be done to provide a stronger moral compass within journalism.Good sport · Pat O’Brien, host of Fox Sports Radio, encouraged students to research and report thoroughly at the panel on Thursday. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan Panelists included Scott Boras, considered Major League Baseball’s “super agent,” whose clients include New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, Washington Nationals rookie phenomenon Stephen Strasburg and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth.While on the panel, Boras said journalists working on deadline rush too much, and the time factor contributes to poor work.“The cake is never cooked; we’re getting pudding,” Boras said.Tara Lipinski, the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympics who won the gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, was also on the panel.“I grew up in sports. To me it’s the most important thing in the world, and to be able to have kids going to school have this opportunity, I think it’s really great,” she said.Lipinski gave an athlete’s point of view, saying her only option to avoid media scrutiny was to be cautious in all aspects of her life.Lucia Florindez, a graduate student studying communication management who attended the event, said she thinks ethics is a critical parts of the sports industry.“It’s interesting how ethics can play into a sport narrative because I think sports largely are narrative stories and every athlete has a story to tell,” Florindez said.Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism Dean Ernest Wilson spoke to a smaller group before the event at the University Club about his plans for the institute.“I’ve never seen an initiative take off vertically before,” Wilson said.He predicted that in three years, USC and Annenberg will have the most robust sports media and society program of any university in the world.Moderator Pat O’Brien, an entertainment and sports broadcaster, criticized the media and encouraged students to do research and report accurately.“How do you wade through the crap out there when 90 percent of it is wrong?” he said.During the feedback portion of the event, attendees asked about the future of the journalism industry, which many said was negative and clouded in gossip.Among the suggestions, panelists told prospective journalists to be patient while reporting, to inform themselves about the subject and to distinguish morality from popularity.Sports, Media and Society is now a minor at Annenberg. The institute plans to add more speaker series’ and a summer institute for athletes transitioning from professional careers to life beyond the field or court.last_img read more