Young Limerick people inspired to change the world

first_imgEmail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleLimerick youth called on for Young Environmentalist Awards 2014Next articleAdventure Tourism a winner in Limerick Staff Reporter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Print First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsAppcenter_img NewsYoung Limerick people inspired to change the worldBy Staff Reporter – September 13, 2013 735 Facebook TAGSfeatured Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL YSI Guide Colette Cronin and students from Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath called on schools and youth organisations to ‘Go Do’ and enter the YSI Social Innovators Action Programme 2013/2014Applications are being called from schools across Limerick to ‘GO’ and ‘DO’ for the Young Social Innovators (YSI) Action Programme 2013/14.The project based programme for 15 to 18 year olds encourages young people to examine social problems in communities and bring about changes they wish to see.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Projects from three Limerick schools were among the 60 shortlisted for the Annual YSI Showcase and Awards last May for the Action Programme 2012/2013.John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co. Limerick were placed second in the Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards 2013 for their project ‘Click’, and Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick won the National Physical Well Being Award for their project ‘Screening of Teenagers for Adult Sudden Death Syndrome’.YSI aim to tackle the issues of youth literacy, youth facilities, farm safety and continuing education for teenage parents.“Young Social Innovators has given over 50,000 teenagers a chance to make a change to society”, said Rachel Collier, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Young Social Innovators.“Young people need to play a vital role in shaping the future of society. The ACTION programme engages them directly and deeply in issues that matter to them”, she added..Closing date for entries is September 30th 2013, and the application process is open through schools and youth organisations.Full details can be found at Shannondoc operating but only by appointment last_img read more

Knight Frank reports sales boom for July as registrations, instructions and offers jump

first_imgLeading prime estate agent Knight Frank has reported a record July and a huge surge in activity during the final week of the month, with sealed bids for family homes once again being used to manage offers.It says the number of offers accepted in the week ending 1st August was 132% higher than the five-year average.This is the biggest weekly increase since the market re-opened in mid-May and highlights how seasonal patterns of activity have been changed by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the company says.Also, it says the number of new prospective buyers registering in London was 80% higher than the five-year average in the same week, while instructions to sell were up 40%.Outer LondonBut this extraordinary recovery is not just in London’s rarefied prime central markets – Knight Frank says parts of outer London have begun to recover too from the April lockdown low-point, particularly in Wandsworth, Richmond, Dulwich and Islington.These areas also recorded significant monthly activity increases in July as they benefited from a surge in demand from families seeking more outdoor space.“The problem is not enough supply of family houses in some parts of London,” said Tom Bill, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank (left). “Demand for outdoor space has surged and while we can’t know how long it will last, it means sealed bids for family houses are back.“Lower-value markets have also benefited from effect of the stamp duty holiday, which was introduced at the start of July by the Chancellor.”Read more about Knight Frank.  TOm Bill knight frank August 6, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Knight Frank reports sales boom for July as registrations, instructions and offers jump previous nextAgencies & PeopleKnight Frank reports sales boom for July as registrations, instructions and offers jumpEstate agency reveals extraordinary recovery in its key London market in both central and outer areas.Nigel Lewis6th August 202001,139 Viewslast_img read more

Documents about a documentary film festival

first_imgWhen I first heard about theOxdox festival, I couldn’tbelieve my ears: a week ofhundreds of documentary films frommore than thirty countries, showingin five different locations aroundOxford, featuring post-screeningtalks with directors, dancing interludes,video-tech booths, performingmonkeys (a slight embellishment,perhaps, but not out of thequestion), photographic exhibitions,new directors’ workshops, localschools’ film projects. Just scanningthe website makes you dizzy. Aftera much-needed lie-down in a darkenedroom, I launched my plan ofattack to navigate the overwhelmingprogramme of films and events.One cannot fault the ambition ofthe festival, which in its third yearhas struck an impressive balance betweenhonouring some of the genre’smost celebrated directors and promotingthe unsung champions ofdocumentary film-making in 2005.It features a retrospective of the filmsof Nicholas Philibert, perhaps bestknown for Etre et Avoir (2002), alow-key feature documenting theminutiae of everyday life in an infantschool in rural France, whichhas grown to be France’s most successfuldocumentary of all time. Philibertis present for post-screeningdiscussions of his films, as is Britishdirector Michael Grigsby, whose televisiondocumentaries have enjoyedwide acclaim since the 1960s, andKim Longinotto, prominent amonga burgeoning set of female documentarymakers in the UK.Such famous faces are not the onlycause for excitement, however, as thelesser-known films, despite their sundrysubjects and locations, all have incommon not only a duty to informbut a desire to entertain. The festivaloccurs at a curious juncture in theworld of documentary film-making,for both the big screen and the small.The recent boost in popularity of thedocumentary underscores the growingcommon desire for immediatelyself-reflexive art, a knee-jerk culturalresponse in the west to the shock of9/11 and one that has been fuelled inno small part by tabloid scaremongering.The result has seen the qualityand popularity of documentary filmsin the past few years surge in a directlyinverse proportion, explaining theunmerited success of US sensationalistand often propagandist filmssuch as Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit9/11 (2004) and Morgan Spurlock’sSuper Size Me (2004). These filmsserved respectively to impart two little-known gems of wisdom to theirviewers: firstly, that Bush fellow reallyisn’t the brightest button in thebox, and secondly, it turns out thatthe human body doesn’t take well tosubsisting only on McDonald’s finesthydrogenated vegetable fat andcow offal.Thankfully, the Oxdox programmeis wholeheartedly bucking the mainstreamtrend towards such opportunistand uninformative documentarieswith a series of films that offerall that the viewer expects and more.British director Paul O’Connor’sfilm The Only Clown in the Village,for example, purports to serveas a reminder of the continuing andlong-lasting devastation in the areashit by the Asian tsunami last Christmas,the initial blanket media coverageof which has since slowly fizzledout. The film more than fills its brief,however; in addition to its commitmentto such a worthy cause, thrownin is a touching and funny portrait ofthe young Kingsley Perera, the onlyAsian clown registered in Britain,who travels to Sri Lanka to offer hishumble services as an entertainer tothe victims of the disaster, and to rediscoverhis roots.Like all the films I have seen in thefestival so far, O’Connor’s is pervadedby a universal spirit of good humourwhich is both disarming andhumbling to the viewer, given howconspicuously it belies the gravityand hardship of the situation that theindividuals and communities portrayedfind themselves in. Furthermore,the directors featured in Oxdoxappear refreshingly without ego,again unlike the self-serving style ofMichael Moore. This is an approachLonginotto favours in her new filmSisters In Law, depicting the experiencesof female judges in the highlypatriarchal West African society, inwhich she aims for an ’un-authored’vision of a ’universal story’. This descriptioncould well be applied to allof the films in the festival, a welcomethought given the warning from thepromotional blurb which has beenringing in my ears this week: “youwill need to see at least 12 films a daynot to miss out!”Oxdox runs until Friday 28 October.For further information see www.oxdox.comARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

Minus Collaros, Cincinnati offense struggles against Orange ‘D’

first_img [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ CINCINNATI — Scott Shafer didn’t have to face the true Cincinnati offense, the one that has ‘by far’ the best receivers in the Big East in his opinion. The Syracuse defensive coordinator didn’t have to face his favorite player in the Big East in the Bearcats’ regular starting quarterback, Zach Collaros. ‘Obviously I feel bad for Collaros,’ Shafer said. ‘He is my favorite player in the league. I love that kid.’ All week, Shafer at times had to think of and prepare for the chance that the injured Collaros would make his way onto the Nippert Stadium field. And he, of course, had to expect that Cincinnati’s loaded receiving corps — including Armon Binns, D.J. Woods and Marcus Barnett — would be playing at a level that could dismantle his defense. But the Cincy offensive attack didn’t dismantle Shafer’s defense. The Bearcat-attack — minus its most important player in Collaros — had one of its worst games as a unit. From the beginning, Shafer’s crew put a muzzle on the UC’s offensive stars with what is becoming its trademark brand of blitz-happy, change-in-coverage football. The Bearcats, which averaged 30.3 points per game entering Saturday, didn’t score in the first quarter. Collaros’ replacement at quarterback, Chazz Anderson, accounted for only eight passing yards in the first quarter. A far cry from the performances of the quarterback that warrants the title of Shafer’s favorite. But it wasn’t an overly complex plan of attack for Shafer’s defense when prepping for the possibilities of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text It was just another performance of Shafer football.  There were a few wrinkles added in, but nothing special. ‘Not so much with the pressure, (we) hanged up a few coverages,’ Shafer said. ‘Things with Binns and Woods, because they are both such good football players.’ Added Shafer: ‘The kids played schematically, they didn’t change a lot. But it was a tough duty.’ Paramount for that duty with Collaros out was negating the effects of Binns, Woods and Barnett. By the end of the game, Cincinnati would only muster seven points on a Woods touchdown. Woods only finished the game with 56 yards through the air — and it was the best mark on the team. Shafer’s coverage schemes, which were meant to tease and confuse, did just that to Anderson. The junior quarterback looked lost at times with his quirky delivery in trying to find Binns and Woods. Deep passes fell yards from breaking receivers. By the end of the night, eight different Bearcats receivers had caught a ball. But Woods, Barnett and Binns did not have career days like Binns did last week against South Florida. He and Barnett were held to 28 yards each. The success of cornerbacks Da’Mon Merkerson and Mike Holmes — along with free safety Phillip Thomas — in coverage threw Anderson off and kept the receivers at bay. SU head coach Doug Marrone was happy with it as well. ‘Strategically, we went into the game, we had some things and we mixed some things up,’ Marrone said. ‘We were going to match them underneath and play with some coverage behind it. I think that Coach Shafer and some of the players did a good job.’ Perhaps the best statistic reflective of that job was the lockdown on Binns. After last season’s game, during which he found the end zone twice in the Bearcats’ 28-7 win over the Orange in the Carrier Dome, Binns touched the ball just three times Saturday. Those are numbers Shafer and SU linebacker Derrell Smith can live with. ‘We didn’t know who was going to play quarterback all week,’ Smith said. ‘But we came out and made our plays. It didn’t really matter.’ This and that The loss was UC’s worst at Nippert Stadium since a 38-0 loss to WVU on Nov. 9, 2005. … With the loss to SU, Cincinnati lost two straight games after winning 13 in a row in Big East conference play. … SU has kept five of eight opponents scoreless in the second half of games this season. … SU held possession for more than 11 minutes of the first quarter, as opposed to just 3:52 for the Bearcats. … The average starting field position for the Orange in the second quarter was midfield. Published on October 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentslast_img read more