Shane and Zeb embark on new film venture

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter LIMERICK actors Shane Lennon and Zeb Moore, have just finished filming a new independent feature film, Harry, Hamlet and Im shot in Wicklow and Dublin. Lennon, from Lansdowne Park, plays an inner city criminal – Lar – with aspirations of being top dog in the murky word of drugs and violent gangsters. Moore, originally from Dublin, but now living on the old Cratloe Rd, Limerick, plays Chuck, the uncle of the main character Harry. Chuck is untrustworthy baddie that is responsible for the death of his brother (Harry’s father) and subsequently moves in with his brothers wife.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The shooting of the movie is almost finished and it is hoped to be ready for release by November.Harry, Hamlet and I. is loosely based on Hamlet, but set in Dublin’s inner-city.The main protagonist…’Harry’ is the only son of a leader of a criminal gang. The story looks at the pressure on him to be a part of that whole system, and to fit in.He struggles to free himself from his ancestry, his past. He longs to escape, so much so, that after a traumatic event he takes on a new persona, a personality, that to him seems infinitely better than Harry. His new identity is Hamlet!Said Shane: “Among other issues, this story is about our identity and where that sense of belonging comes from. The story also confronts the effects of our conditioning and how it enables us to fit in with the culture that surrounds us. It examines the possibilities of how we can transcend this.“Is it possible to break free of this conditioning? Is it possible to rise above who or what others tell us that we are? Is it possible to find a new identity for ourselves, a deeper meaning for our lives? Previous articleNew housing for single middle-aged in CroomNext articleNo room at the LAW inn admincenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsShane and Zeb embark on new film ventureBy admin – August 7, 2012 781 Email Printlast_img read more

Hodags look for 3rd ultimate title

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)They might not carry the household name of the white and red, but the Wisconsin Hodags might be as good as any sports team the University of Wisconsin can boast about. Forget about football — it’s Ultimate season.Three time national champions, including winning back-to-back national titles the past two seasons is some of what the Wisconsin club ultimate frisbee team has to offer.But that’s not all. You would figure most programs would be happy with a 25-10 record but not these Hodags. Considering the squad lost more this season than it did during the team’s two championship runs, it makes sense the captains were a bit unnerved after the team’s 3-6 performance in a Las Vegas tournament in early February.“Vegas was definitely a little shocking for some of the older guys on the team because we have only lost a handful of games in the past few seasons,” co-captain Jim Foster said. “You can tell the older guys were demoralized, where the younger had never experienced that before and they didn’t realize that we expect to win every game we play.”One of the most difficult club sports teams to make at the school, UW Ultimate has a rigorous six week schedule to determine who makes the “A” squad, one of the country’s best teams. The tryout process, according to Hodags co-captain Evan Klane, is as intense a system as the team could offer.“We really invite anyone who has any athletic experience, whether they played ultimate in high school or not,” he said. “It’s really tough, it’s about six weeks long and … there are about 100 guys who come out every year. At the end of the process we really feel like we have the best team possible.”Whereas all varsity sports at UW are coached by professionals, the Hodags pride themselves on self-coaching at the hands of the team captains, Foster and Klane. The closest thing the squad has to a coach is its alumni, which return to the team to help out during practices and provide insight wherever possible.One of the alumni, Brandon Malacek, came back to aid the team when needed but still puts most of the responsibility on the captains.“Basically, I came back because I knew they had a legitimate shot at winning a third championship in a row,” he said. “A lot of the responsibility falls on the captains, but I try to come in and make sure they get all their plays in, coordinate practices and to make things run smoothly.”But while Malacek is among the helpers, Klane and Foster do most of the dirty work, leading practices while participating in them. That, Foster believes, is what makes the team gel so well together.“It also helps the other guys by motivating them because we’re part of the team too,” Foster said. “We do it all with them, I feel like it’s a motivational thing and we have a unique perspective because we’re playing out there as well.”Especially after losing nine seniors, the Hodags need leadership from their own players. And while they are still successful in most tournaments they compete in, Klane said he believes the loss of senior leadership may have been a factor in the early season struggles.“We had a lot of fifth year seniors graduate this past year including one of our captains and that was a really big contingent of our team, but I think we’re looking much better than we did earlier in the year when we struggled a lot,” Klane said.The struggles Klane speaks of refer to the team’s poor performance in Las Vegas where, according to Foster, the Hodags’ lack of leadership, coupled with poor weather conditions, were big factors in the substandard showing.But while the six losses were a shock to most of the upperclassmen on the roster, both Klane and Foster believe the struggles helped motivate the team to get to where they wanted to be. Since those six losses, the Hodags have only lost four games in four tournaments.“We’ve definitely responded well. We’ve had some really great wins this season that we’ve been down in game,” Foster said. “We’ve made sure that we go into every game with the mentality that we have to play as good as we can to win every game.”“I think it showed us that we weren’t at the place where we wanted to be,” Klane added. “It gave some added motivation … and I think it sort of changed the mindset of the team, saying, ‘We’re not the team we were the past couple of years and we need to be a little more humble in going forward when we face our opponents.”While the struggles early in the season may have hurt the Hodags’ record, it hasn’t taken away from their confidence. With the College Open Sectionals coming up, everyone on the squad, including Malacek, has the sense that a third consecutive title isn’t out of reach.“Usually about every year, there’s about four to six teams that have a legitimate shot at winning,” Malacek said. “Our squad is clearly one of those teams that could do it.”Reminiscent of the UW basketball team, which struggled to make the NCAA Tournament this season coming off a Big Ten Championship a year ago, the Hodags have faced similar adversity this season. While their season is still not over, the captains, particularly Foster, who is a fifth year senior, found this season to be the most helpful for the team and for himself.“It’s definitely been completely different than the past two seasons,” Foster said. “We used to be so talented that we were kind of overwhelming to a lot of teams. This year has been completely different.“Because we’ve won two in a row every team comes out with the best game they can muster,” he continued. “I think that helps us because we have to play as hard as we can to win.”On April 18, the Hodags head to Whitewater for the sectional finals. If they perform well enough there, they will play in the regional finals at Carleton College in Minnesota. If they finish in the top four at that tournament, the squad will take on the nation’s best at the national finals being held in Columbus, Ohio.last_img read more

Waterloo man pleads guilty to sexual abuse-related charges in Floyd County

first_imgCHARLES CITY — A Waterloo man accused of sexual abuse-related charges in Floyd County has been given a deferred judgment and probation after pleading guilty.  23-year-old Cortavius Benford was charged with two counts of lascivious acts with a child by fondling or touching, one count of lascivious acts with a child by solicitation, enticement of a child under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose, and dissemination and exhibition of obscene materials to minors. Authorities accuse Benford of committing the acts in the fall of last year with a young teenage victim. Benford pleaded guilty to one count of lascivious acts with a child and one count of dissemination of obscene materials, with the other charges being dismissed. He was sentenced on Monday to five years of probation and must register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. As part of the deferred judgment, if Benford fulfills the terms of his probation, the conviction would be wiped from his records.last_img read more

Federal funding for local child development program

first_imgClose to $600,000 has been invested to improve early childhood development services in the Peace Region.The Government of Canada made the announcement on Monday morning.The Federal Government will provide funding for the program, which will led by the North Peace Community Resources Society. The society will work with five not-for-profit organizations to improve their capacity to deliver services, particularly in rural areas. – Advertisement -Prince George-Peace River MP Jay Hill says this funding will provide more early childhood development services, and reduce wait times for families.last_img read more

The Trump Administration moving forward for ag

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest President-elect Trump is being sworn in as the next President. In the weeks since his election we have heard lots of posturing and speculation about what his Administration will undertake. It is important to realize we are now in a new era of what the media’s role will be in coming years. We have seen many news stories in this election cycle that have been questioned for validity and authenticity. In the past, journalism seemed to focus on being right and having multiple sources to confirm major changes or events. Today the focus seems to have shifted to being “first” with accuracy being an unfortunate casualty.I have been asked many times how President Trump will affect agriculture in the next four years. Bottom line, I don’t know. There is a reason for the delay in the selection of the Secretary of Agriculture. President Trump has interviewed many people for this position. He knows nothing about agriculture and wants to place the best possible person in that huge role. USDA has employees all across the country. Trump wants to see spending cut across all levels of government. Cutting spending means reducing people. It also means cutting food stamp spending, which accounts for at least 70% of the USDA budget.The early successes or failures of presidential administrations are often measured by the barometer of what they accomplish in their first 100 days in office. During that time we can see what their major focus has become and how that will be carried out. We have heard plenty of posturing of what his focus should be. At the recent ADMIS Brokers conference last month, David Hightower of the Hightower Report suggested that President Trump needed to focus on two major items: tax reform and stimulating the economy. Those would be measures that can be outlined and worked through the halls of Congress in months, not years. In other words, don’t do the hardest things during the first weeks of office. The analogy I would draw is similar to a newly minted quarterback for a football team. The coaching staff outlines the game plan with simple things that can be accomplished. Using the long bomb, “going for the fence” pass plays are not seen in the first few series of plays. As simple plays are successfully completed, the new quarterback gains confidence in leading the team. More can be expected as time passes. If President Trump focuses on very complex issues as his first priority, he quickly becomes bogged down with very little accomplished. He is a successful businessman programmed to see results. Momentum and capital will be forfeited, and likely to be very difficult to regain at later dates.In the next 90 days producers can expect a plethora of news events to drive the grain markets, including but not limited to, Trump announcements, weather, money flow, South America, and China. U.S. producers are most concerned about the mid-January announcement by China of imposing import tariffs on DDGs imported from the U.S. While the import tax or higher tariffs did indeed happen, China’s imports of U.S. DDGs have been slowing since last summer. In addition, those imports are dramatically below levels seen three or four years ago. While not welcomed, the import tax implications are not a death sentence for corn.Cash rents and input costs will consume many of Ohio’s producers in the next 60 days. Input buying is reaching the final stretch for producers. They are fine tuning costs as the final planting mix for 2017 corn and soybeans nears completion. Those who have negotiated flexible rents based on commodity prices are seeing benefits to the bottom line.USDA estimated Argentina’s soybean production at 57 million tons. With the heavy rain extremes in late December and early January, don’t be surprised to see that number declining in coming months.last_img read more

JD Equipment Expands Zanesville Facility

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest JD Equipment is pleased to announce the expansion of the Zanesville facility.JD Equipment recently broke ground on the $1.1 Million expansion. When completed, the Zanesville location will have a total of nine acres of land with 25,000 square feet of building space and an improved outdoor equipment display area. The building addition will enhance the service department’s capabilities, as well as increase the size of the showroom.“We are excited for our employees, the city and, most importantly, our customers who put a lot of trust us… We want to assure them that we are positioning ourselves to be even more support-driven than we have been in the past,” commented CEO, Jeff Mitchell. “This project was made possible with the support of the Muskingum County Port Authority, as well as city and county officials.”The expected completion date for this project is fall of 2018.last_img read more

Fajardo on pace for PBA record 6th BPC award; Ravena leads rookies

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Fajardo is well ahead of his peers in the statistical points (SPs) race after the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup elimination round with 44.1 SPs.The Cebuano center leads the league in scoring with 22.8 points, and is second in rebounds with 13.2 boards, and blocks with 2.1 per game, helping defending three-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel earn the top seed ahead of the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Completing the top 10 are Marcio Lassiter of San Miguel (32.4 SPs), Scottie Thompson of Ginebra (32.3 SPs), Sean Anthony of GlobalPort (32.2 SPs), Paul Lee of Magnolia (31.5 SPs), and Matthew Wright of Phoenix (31.4 SPs).As expected, NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena is topping all rookies in the statistical points race, gathering 27.0 SPs thanks to his averages of 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.9 steals to finish 22nd overall.Closely chasing him is Alaska swingman Jeron Teng (25.2 SPs), followed by Phoenix bruiser Jason Perkins (22.3 SPs), Blackwater big man Raymar Jose (20.3 SPs), and Magnolia sniper Robbie Herndon (15.8 SPs). LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo is once again on track to make PBA history.The reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player is on pace for a record-breaking sixth Best Player of the Conference award.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Once again, @TheSMBeermen’s June Mar Fajardo leads the BPC race for the #PBA2018 Philippine Cup after the eliminations. Teammate @arwindsotnas is at 2nd.— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 5, 2018 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ebondo hits game winner to lift CEU over JRU Fajardo, who has won the BPC plum in the last four editions of the all-Filipino conference, is currently tied with his mentor Danny Ildefonso for the most BPC awards with five.At distant second is Beermen teammate Arwind Santos, who collected 37.6 SPs after netting 16.3 markers, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.4 steals.GlobalPort guard Stanley Pringle is in third with 35.6 SPs after norming 20.2 markers, 7.5 boards, and 4.6 dimes, while Blackwater big man JP Erram is in fourth with 35.3 SPs after leading the league in rebounding (13.8 boards) and blocks (2.9) on top of his 14.2 points.Rounding out the top five is Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar, who amassed 34.2 SPs.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment ‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the city, not a production was stirring, not even a miniseries.Well, not quite. But a number of productions are taking a break for the holiday season and several are wrapping up.That said, the new year will bring a number of new productions to the city, and we’ve already got one on our radar. Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook One of the new TV productions kicking off in 2017 will be Date My Dad.This family dramedy starts shooting on January 17 and continues until April 12.The series follows Ricky Parker, whose beloved wife died three years ago. Since that time, Ricky’s sole agenda has been to devote himself to his three daughters, aged 10, 13, and 15 years old.Although his mother-in-law has been helping him raise the girls, she has decided to move away.However, the girls have some plans of their own as they try to find a girlfriend for their father as he turns 40 years old.But it’ll be a crash course, as he hasn’t dated for two decades. Luckily for him, his girls will be there to give him advice—which, considering their tender ages and inexperience themselves, may not be the best thing.The cast is yet to be announced.Meanwhile, another production in which teens lead the way—though through some much darker territory—finished up its shoot.The Canadian horror-comedy feature film Dead Shack, directed by Vancouver filmmaker Peter Ricq, wrapped up on December 17.last_img read more

Reds Indians week in review

Cleveland IndiansThe Cleveland Indians struggled offensively once again, going 2-4 in series’ against the Los Angeles Angels and the Minnesota Twins.After taking only one of three from the Angels, the Tribe returned home and only won one in a weekend series against the division-leading Twins.The Indians are 10-14, 5-and-a-half games behind the Twins in the American League Central and in third place behind Detroit.Studs: Austin Kearns. The former Cincinnati Reds slugger had a big week, with seven hits and six RBIs in three games against the Angels. He came into Sunday’s game against Minnesota hitting .357, with two home runs and 12 RBIs.Duds: The offense. The Indians’ offense continues to be a major disappointment, with an American League-worst 85 runs. Those fortunes could change when highly touted catching prospect Carlos Santana gets called up from the Columbus Clippers.Up Next: The Indians continue their homestand with three games against Toronto beginning Monday and a three-game weekend series with the Detroit Tigers. Cincinnati RedsStep by step, the Reds are creeping back from a sluggish start to the season.The Reds opened up their week on the road with a three-game series at Houston.For the first time this season, Reds fans had their chance to bring out the brooms, as the Reds swept the series against the Astros.Pitchers Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo had some solid outings, each recording a win in the first and third games of the series respectively, and Mike Leake continued a brilliant start to his professional career recording a win off his seven-inning, five-hit performance in the second game.Pitcher Johnny Cueto helped the Reds’ win-streak get to five games on Friday, as the Reds won at St. Louis.The streak then came to an end Saturday as the Reds couldn’t match the Cardinals’ late-game surge, losing the game 6-3.Studs: The Rotation. At the beginning of the season, it seemed like these guys were never going to win a game for the Reds. In just this past week, Harang, Leake, Arroyo and Cueto all recorded wins, and didn’t leave it up to late game heroics to ensure a Reds’ win.Duds: Jonny Gomes. It was tough because no one Red had a really bad week. Gomes has only two hits in 15 at-bats over the last six games, though, and he’s a liability in the field as it is.Next Week: The Reds come back home this week as they host a series with the Mets today, and then get a day off before hosting a three-game series against the Cubs. read more

ABC suspends Firewater Saloons alcohol license in Oceanside

first_imgFacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom center_img September 25, 2018 OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – Agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have posted a Notice of Suspension at the Firewater Saloon located at 406 Pier View Way in the city of Oceanside.  The business is prohibited from serving, selling or allowing consumption of alcohol indefinitely. The owner must transfer the license to another person or persons within the next 180 days or the license will be revoked.The suspension is the result of an investigation conducted by the ABC and Oceanside Police Department related to disorderly activity as defined by California Business and Professions Code Section 25601.From December 2016 through July 2018, police responded and took action numerous times for incidents such as fights, assaults, public drunkenness and disturbing the peace. Because there were so many calls for service this created a law enforcement problem and a drain on police resources.ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC licensees and their employees are encouraged to take ABC’s LEAD training online or in a classroom setting to help achieve higher compliance with alcoholic beverage laws. LEAD stands for Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs.To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities, prevent alcohol-related harm and potentially save lives visit ABC suspends Firewater Saloon’s alcohol license in Oceansidelast_img read more