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

Video masterclass: How to make a celebration chocolate cake

first_imgLucie Bennett, founder and owner of Fleur de Sel in Henfield, Sussex, provides a detailed explanation on how to recreate her celebration chocolate cake.Winner of the Celebration/Novelty cake category at The Cake Awards 2013, Bennett, a chocolatier and patissier, founded Fleur de Sel almost two years ago.Containing a variety of flavours, including sea salt caramel, dark, milk and white chocolate, the cake is enticing both visually and in terms of taste.Speaking to British Baker about bakers incorporating more chocolate products into their lines, Bennett said: “Use an ingredient that is produced locally to your bakery to give you a unique selling point.“Think about what you are aiming for as an end product. If you are using the word ‘luxury’ or ‘bespoke’, you should be backing it up by using a high-quality brand of coverture.”last_img read more

Yorke: Benteke needs penalty break

first_imgFormer Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke believes manager Paul Lambert should consider relieving Christian Benteke of penalty-taking duties. Yorke, who was a regular penalty taker for Villa during his decade with the club before a big-money move to Manchester United in 1998, said: “If you missed two penalties and it has cost your team – at Villa in particular because their results have not been great of late – if you’re a manager I would try to get somebody else on it. “As much as he is fantastic and the talisman in that team at the moment, if he is missing the opportunity you need to reassess. “He should keep practising but as a manager you always need to have (a second penalty taker). Where there’s a plan A there should be a plan B – Paul Lambert doesn’t need me to tell him that. “It’s easy for me to sit here and say this person or that person should take penalties. But only the manager can stare their players in the eyes and see if they are ready to take penalties.” Benteke has become Villa’s regular spot-kick taker, with that responsibility previously falling to the likes of Darren Bent, Barry Bannan and Gareth Barry – all of whom have left Villa Park. Yorke was also occasionally found wanting from 12 yards, although fans still recall his cheeky chipped penalty against Sheffield United in 1996 with fondness. The former Villa number 10, who was speaking at the World Travel Market in London where he is an ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago, said: “Penalties are all about confidence. As a striker you ought to be taking them. “You have to give goalkeepers credit sometimes. Press Association Belgium international Benteke, who scored 19 league goals last term, has missed twice from the spot for his club this season – once in the opening-day victory over Arsenal, and then during last month’s home defeat to Everton. Benteke nodded in the rebound after his spot-kick was saved against the Gunners, but his failure from 12 yards against Everton came when the score was still goalless. “But it is about confidence – if you’re scoring week-in, week-out and you can convert them with your eyes closed… when things are not going for you then obviously there is a downturn in confidence. “You want to do the right thing and when you miss your confidence goes further. “That’s the nature of the game. If you miss, you want to get up and take that next one. The only way you will do that is by practising.” last_img read more

OMA FutureStars festival of sport slated for September 16

first_imgThe fourth edition of the OMA FutureStars Festival of Sport will come off at the Tema Sports Stadium on September 16.The event, which will see students from five Tema-based schools competing for honours in 5-aside football and netball.  This year’s event will see the introduction of a sprint competition to discover the fastest boy and girl.Community 7 Primary School, Community 8 Primary School, Twedease Primary School, Republic Road Primary School and Baatsona Primary School are the five public schools selected for the festival.Togo-based PromoStars won last year’s edition of the OMA FutureStars Festival after defeating Community 7 Primary School in the finals.The OMA FutureStars Festival of Sport is aimed at promoting education and instilling core values through sports.Former Sunderland defender Titus Bramble will grace this year’s event. He is expected to bring his rich football experience to bear on the one-day festival which is a collaboration between OMA Ghana, Ipswich Town Football Academy, and Yinson Holdings Berhad.Bramble (born 31 July 1981) is an English footballer who plays for Stowmarket Town, where he is also employed as a coach. He plays as a centre-back. Bramble is also Under-11 coach at Ipswich Town.Bramble played in the English Premier League between 2000 and 2013, representing Ipswich Town, Newcastle United, Wigan Athletic, and Sunderland. After being released by Sunderland in 2013, he spent several years in a coaching capacity at Ipswich, with whom he began his career in 1998.last_img read more

First Volleyball ‘Sportzdk Open’ on Saturday in Zenica

first_imgNext weekend in Zenica, the first volleyball tournament ‘Sportzdk Volleyball Open’ will take place. Six teams will play: ŽOK Kakanj, ŽOK Igman Ilidža, ŽOK Željezara Zenica, OK Maglaj, OK Breza 1934 and ŽOK Žepče.The participating teams in the tournament will be divided in two groups, and the most successful from the groups will fight for the title of the winner of the tournament.The three best teams will be awarded trophies, and the best players of the tournament will receive special recognition.The tournament will take place on 11 January in the sports center of the first gymnasium high school in Zenica, and entrance is free.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Lionel Messi’s gritty hometown braces for a glam wedding

first_img– ‘He feels comfortable here’ –Historically, Rosario has long had a strong working class, and today’s violence stems largely from widespread unemployment, political scientists and economists say. Rosario, Argentina | AFP |  Security is at the top of everyone’s minds in Rosario, Argentina these days.On Friday, soccer superstar Lionel Messi will be married there to Antonella Roccuzzo at a lavish celebration bringing together some of the world’s best-paid soccer players, just up the street from one of the city’s poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods.Some 21 members of the hugely popular FC Barcelona team, including Luis Suarez and Neymar, as well as stars like Gerard Pique — accompanied by partner Shakira, perhaps more popular than the Catalan defender himself — will be flying into this port city 180 miles (300 kilometers) north of Buenos Aires.The luxurious City Center casino-hotel complex, where guests will stay and the ceremony is expected to take place, borders a poor neighborhood known as the birthplace of the bloody drug gang Los Monos.“Messi’s marriage — like the casino’s presence in the neighborhood — is a metaphor for inequality,” provincial official Carlos Del Frade, author of several books on Rosario’s exploding drug trade, told AFP.A mere 400 yards (meters) from the bright lights and neon of City Center, two people on a motorcycle opened fire June 17 on four women belonging to Los Monos. The attack claimed the life of Petrona Cantero, 56, the sister of Ariel Cantero, the historic leader of Los Monos, who is now serving a prison sentence.Drug gang-linked violence has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the past five years in this gritty port city, Del Frade said.Last year, the homicide rate in Rosario was double the national average of seven per 100,000 inhabitants, according to a report from the Ministry of Security of Santa Fe province, which includes Rosario.In the Las Flores neighborhood, just behind the City Center complex, Los Monos holds virtually total power, according to Del Frade, who said the gang amounts to the “de facto government” there. Messi’s father, a metalworker here in the 1990s, emigrated with his family to Barcelona in 2000, amid the grave economic crisis then facing Argentina.Today, the government in Rosario says it feels confident the safety of the illustrious visitor and his guests can be assured, regardless of the high crime rate.“Rosario is prepared for the wedding,” city administrator Monica Fein told AFP. “Lionel chose to come get married here because it is his hometown and he feels comfortable here and we will do everything in our power to make it so.”For now, the details of the planned security operation remain closely guarded.Last week, local officials met with representatives of the Messi family, but no information leaked out, including on the location of the meeting itself, which was changed at the last moment to keep journalists away.Gustavo Leone, a Rosario official, explained that this was “a private event.”He added that if some guests want to visit Messi’s city a private tour will be arranged, but only under conditions of strict security and confidentiality.– ‘I just can’t believe it’ –Some local residents, people who know every twist and turn in the city’s streets, cannot understand the decision by the soccer star — who made some 70 million euros last season, according to the Eurosport sports network — to hold his wedding celebration in such an unsafe area.“The truth is, I’m surprised they’re doing it here, considering that Messi is one of the best-paid players in the world. I just can’t believe it,” Micaela Llane, a 24-year-old secretary here, told AFP.Locals have been following the preparations as if they were all expecting to be invited, so they know all about last-minute changes to the plans.“The other hotel (the five-star Puerto Norte, where the celebration was to have been held) is in a much prettier area,” said Ariel Vallejo, who works for a private security firm.And everyone dreams of showing off the best parts of the city where the soccer superstar — five-time winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or award — was born.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

COVID-19 Update: PBC: 2,554 Cases; Broward: 4,431; Miami: 10,588

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health says there were 29,648 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Thursday evening.At least 987 Florida residents have died from the virus.Palm Beach County: 2,554 cases-144 deaths-Men: 1,260, Women: 1,237-397 hospitalizationsBroward County: 4,431 cases-157 deaths-Men: 2,214, Women: 2,089-849 hospitalizationsMiami-Dade County: 10,588 cases-270 deaths-Men: 5,402, Women: 5,037-1,183 hospitalizationslast_img

How to Avoid being Eaten by a Shark over July Fourth Weekend

first_imgAs the Fourth of July holiday arrives, is there more cause for concern when wading into waters off Juno Beach, Palm Beach, Lake Worth Beach or Delray Beach this weekend?Florida is the state with the most shark bites in the nation. We are about to find out why…murky water, lots of people, Early morning and dusk offer the least visibility. Track sharks in South Florida waters here.Lifeguards off Juno beach say they haven’t seen a shark attack in years. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t shark sightings. Jon Cooper of Westin and his two children saw a fin in the water off South Beach Pavilion in Boca Raton.Only three shark attacks were reported in the state in 2018, according to the International Shark Attack File, a scientific database of shark attacks housed at the Florida Museum of Natural History.Though the Sunshine State accounts for 25 percent of worldwide shark bites, 2018’s 16 unprovoked shark attacks was lower than the most recent five-year annual average of 30 incidents, according to the Florida Museum International Shark Attack File. Only one shark attack was reported in Palm Beach County.In Florida, most attacks come from blacktip sharks, which are a little under 5 feet long and weigh about 40 pounds. If they do bite a swimmer, it is usually because the shark thought the victim was a fish or seal.Dr. Stephen Kajiura, a professor in Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Biological Sciences says, “We’re seeing more seals than we ever have before,” he said, adding that this contributes to the increase in sharks.While the odds of encountering a shark aren’t high, Kajiura still advises swimmers to be mindful that there could be sharks out there. Floridians in northern areas like Jacksonville and Daytona “where the water’s much murkier” have more of a chance of a shark encounter.And as the human population grows much faster than the shark population, more people will be on the beaches and the number of encounters will increase.“And you’ve got muddy water with lots of sharks that are migrating north and it corresponds to this increasing number of bites,” Kajiura said.Kajiura reminds Palm Beach swimmers to exercise common sense when entering the ocean. Early morning and dusk offer the least visibility.“That’s when it’s hard to distinguish between a little fish and the sole of your foot,” he said.Also, don’t swim near someone reeling in fish. “If you see a lot of bait fish jumping in the water, that’s probably a good sign that a predator’s there. Might be tarpon. Might be Jacks. Might be a shark. “You’re asking for trouble at that point.”Safety tips: Don’t wear sparkly jewelry, don’t thrash around, don’t swim near fishermenSwim in a group: Sharks mostly attack when alone.Stay close to the shore: The farther away you are from the beach, the farther away you are from help if a shark does attack.Avoid dawn or dusk swims: These are feeding times for sharks, and they can see you in dark waters more easily than you can see them.Don’t swim if bleeding: Sharks can smell and taste blood.Listen to full interview with Dr. Stephen Kajiura, a professor in Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Biological Sciences here.Dr Kajiuralast_img read more

Leafs prepare for what promises to be a very grueling stretch drive

first_img“We’ve got the benefit of having an athletic therapist on staff who have been taking the players and working with them with regard to mobility and stretching . . . exercises that can be preventative medicine to help avoid injuries like pulled hamstrings, quads and groins,” said DiBella.“We feel anything we can do now to help their bodies will only aid us on our playoff run.”Nelson currently trails third-place Grand Forks Border Bruins by six points in Murdoch Division standings.The Bruins have been on a tear of late, winning three straight against Kelowna, Fernie and Spokane.So it’s looking like Nelson would play Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the playoffs.Williams still not ready for prime time with LeafsJosh Williams, a Junior A netminder Nelson acquired before the roster deadline, remains inactive for the Leafs.Coach DiBella said an injury that was first thought to be able to heal over time required surgery, forcing Williams to remain out of the lineup.“We still have another week-and-a-half until we see Josh play his first game for us,” DiBella confessed.“He had surgery to trim his meniscus last Friday and has improved steadily since then.”The 18-year-old Williams came to Nelson from the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.Short HopsNelson is going to be without the services of Nicholas Ketola as the Leaf forward continus to serve a suspension for a match penalty for hit-to-the-head. Ketola, gone for three games, is eligible to play February 6 against Spokane Braves. . . . Leafs have called up netminder Jared Martin from the Nelson/Castlegar Midget Reps squad to serve as backup to Patrick Ostermann. . . . The Leafs have lost the services of forward Malcolm Fenelon. The speedy forward, who came to Nelson from Columbia Valley, asked to leave the team. . . . Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) is hosting Member Appreciation night during the Friday, February 5, against Castlegar Rebels. Credit Union members are invited to present their NDCU MEMBER CARD debit card for a discounted admission for the game. NDCU members of all ages will be able to enter the draw for some great prizes during the third period, and the lucky season winners of the NDCU Puck-4-Bucks puck toss will toss one puck for a chance to win one $1000 NDCU term deposit. After jamming five games into a 10-day span to begin the New Year, the Nelson Leafs have been relaxing on easy street, playing three games in 20-day span — all, ironically, against the Castlegar Rebels.Game one of the triple-header went to the Rebels, 2-1 in overtime.Game two goes Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.However, after this brief late-season hiatus, the Leafs are faced with a February laced with games — nine from February 5-21.A mistake, made during the summer by the former coaching regime, that has not gone unnoticed by the current staff.“What’s most concerning to me are the seven games coming up (in February) in 12 to 14 days heading into the playoffs,” Leaf coach Mario DiBella explained to The Nelson Daily.“That’s a great concern and we’re taking measures to deal with that so we don’t go into the playoffs with a lot of injuries.”Of course DiBella and the rest of the coaching staff had no input into how the schedule was put together, having taken over the team in December.Instead of dwelling on the negative, the coaches getting assistance from the off-ice staff to educate the players about their bodies.last_img read more

Chelsea and Man City linked with defender

first_imgChelsea want Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, according to the Express.Manchester City are also said to be keen on the centre-back, with both clubs apparently set to battle Barcelona for his signature.Elsewhere in Spain, Sami Khedira has agreed a new three-year deal at Real Madrid, supposedly disappointing Chelsea.The Daily Star claim the Blues were looking to sign Khedira, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal.Madrid’s former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was reportedly unwilling to let Germany midfielder Khedira leave, having seen Mesut Ozil join Arsenal in the summer.Another ex-Chelsea boss, Rafael Benitez, is looking to see off competition from the Blues and sign St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma for Napoli, according to Talksport.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Kevin de Bruyne continues to be linked with a move to Germany, where Kicker has reported that he is set to make a straight choice between Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg.And Italian media continue to report that Chelsea face competition from the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United in their apparent pursuit of Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.For more transfer speculation see this morning’s Paper Talk.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more