first_img Organisation May 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three photographers arrested Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img RSF_en Three photographers were arrested. One was Saeed Abdulla Dhahi, who was arrested at his home in Juffair, southeast of the capital. His photographic equipment was seized during searches of his home and the home of his fiancée. He was the freed the next day. The other two were Ali Abdulkarim Al-Kufi, a member of the Bahrain Society of Photography, and Hassan Al-Nasheet. last_img read more

first_imgPrint A GROUP of seven young people from Limerick northside have surpassed their wildest dreams by scooping the Audience Choice Award for their debut film, Woodcross,“It’s a very good feeling to be recognised by our peers,” says a delighted Aisling O’Brien, a youth worker at the Northside Youth Cafe, located at Watch House Cross, Moyross, Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up who said the idea to produce their own film came from the young people who frequent the cafe, which is funded by Pobal and run by Limerick Youth Service.“It all came from their interest in Moyross and from taking part in the cafe’s Arts Initiative – they decided they wanted to make a film and this is how Woodcross came to the screen,” says Aisling.With the help and support of John Haugh, who has a Masters in film making, and Aisling. who has a Theatre Studies Degree, the seven young people got down to producing ideas for the film script and storyline, acting, casting, story-boarding and the camera work, as well as casting the roles, directing and controlling the entire process from start to finish.The cafe’s arts initiative has a particular emphasis on social development through the exploration of various media, including art, film, drama and dance, all run with a view to producing works with a high artistic merit.Opened one year ago, the Northside Youth Cafe offers a relaxed, drug and alcohol-free space for young people and engages with between 30 and 40 teenagers each week.Delighted with the positive progress achieved, the cafe co-ordinator, Stacey Quarmby, says: “the young people really enjoy coming here – they can have a bite to eat, play a game of pool and take part in a number of enjoyable, educational and developmental programmes.“When completed, the film was entered into the Fresh Film Festival, an international youth film festival that has been run by the Belltable Arts Centre for the past 12 years, and on March 10, Woodcross was shown in the heats in the Daghda Dance Company’s Hall in John’s Square and won the Audience Choice Awards. – we are just thrilled – it’s a good feeling to be recognised by our peers”.The finals of Fresh Film Festival were recently screened at Storm Cinema in Castletroy, followed by the young film makers, their families and friends attending a special red carpet Oscar-themed screening.Already planning another project, which they plan to take to the Cork Film Festival, the young film makers are not shy of admitting their ambition to aim for future Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Awards. WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsNow for the winner… the Oscar goes to WoodcrossBy admin – May 5, 2009 550 center_img Linkedin Email Twitter Previous articleGardai carry out searchesNext articleAlan Quinlan Citing adminlast_img read more

first_imgAN ADARE-based company has secured a purchase agreement with a firm in northern China to gain entry into the Asian country’s lucrative market.Samco Agricultural Manufacturing Ltd has teamed up with Xingye Planting Ltd and Ruitian Modern Agriculture Ltd in Inner Mongolia for their Samco maize planting machine and biodegradable mulch film.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick company is recognised as an expert in forage and grain maize growing, particularly in northern China where there are large tracts of land exposed to cold temperatures.The Samco system machine lays a thin layer of biodegradable mulch film over the soil at the time of sowing which increases soil and air temperature. The machine forms a seed channel under the film to create an ideal microclimate for the seed to germinate and develop.Samco has worked with both of its Chinese partners in previous years and managing director Samuel Shine said that the company’s “engineering technology is proven to help farmers to reduce costs and increase profits in an ever challenging agricultural industry.“It boosts our exports and shows the potential for agricultural businesses in Ireland. They’re short of food for consumption in China and we can produce more tons of grains per hectare here.” Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic TAGSAdareagriculturebusinessChinamachinerymaize plantingRuitianSamcoSamuel ShinetradeXingye Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main Linkedin Previous articleHeroin fears escalate in West LimerickNext articleWar theme to Four Plays 2014 Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisementcenter_img Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor Email Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print BusinessNewsLimerick company cracks Chinese marketBy Liam Togher – November 6, 2014 808 Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgConscious Alliance, the Boulder, CO-based nonprofit, will kick off its annual Membership Drive at Live For Live Music‘s inaugural The Big Melt, an exciting new multi-band concert event set to take place this Saturday, April 13th at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium.Kicking the drive off with top musicians stays true to the nonprofit’s mantra and history of “Art That Feeds.” The event will feature super groups comprised of members of The String Cheese Incident, Lettuce, Big Gigantic, Thievery Corporation, Brazilian Girls, Break Science, Ghost-Note, Pretty Lights Live Band, and more as well as the “Purple Party,” a tribute to Prince with members of Snarky Puppy and The Motet. Tickets to The Big Melt are $43 for general admission and $120 for VIP and may be purchased here.Artist Nic Bogdal of Oddline Designs has created a commemorative poster for The Big Melt that will be available for those who donate food or funds to Conscious Alliance’s drive at the event. Additionally, Live Nation will donate $1 to Conscious Alliance for every ticket sold and to match up to 10 memberships secured that night. You can take a sneak peek at Conscious Alliance’s The Big Melt poster below:The Conscious Alliance Membership Drive, which runs through April 30th, features three incentive levels: Those who donate $10 per month will receive a membership poster, $20 per month will be thanked with a Conscious Alliance branded water bottle, and those who donate $30 per month will receive a Black Diamond backpack. As always, members also receive exclusive offers on art and event tickets. Attending the Big Melt event is not necessary to become a Conscious Alliance member, however—anyone is able to sign up via the organization’s website here.“Conscious Alliance members are crucial in our mission to end childhood hunger,” says Executive Director Justin Levy. “One in every six American children don’t know when they’ll get their next meal. Every $1 donated provides two meals for those in need, which means just $30 a month can have a huge impact.”Since January, Conscious Alliance’s 242 members have donated more than $15,000, helping deliver upwards of 30,000 meals to underserved areas of the country. These numbers speak to the nonprofit’s continued growth since it’s founding in 2002. Last year was Conscious Alliance’s most successful year to date, with more than 700,000 meals—$1.9 million worth of food—distributed to children and families who need it the most across the country.This growth was made possible in large part by the inclusion of semi-trucks full of food donated by food brands in Conscious Alliance’s distribution methodology, as well as the ongoing support of members, artists, bands, festivals, and individual donors. Last year, Conscious Alliance hosted 112 ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives in 19 different states at festivals and concerts nationwide.“For Conscious Alliance, the work of getting healthy food to communities in need never ends,” says Levy. “2018 was a record-breaking year for us, but we need to surpass that in 2019—the larger our impact, the more people we can support.”Events like The Big Melt allow Conscious Alliance meet potential donors where they are and make giving fun. By launching its annual Membership Drive at a one-of-a-kind musical event, Conscious Alliance hopes to raise awareness by being a part of concertgoers’ lasting memories. When folks hang a Conscious Alliance poster in their home or continue to donate monthly, they remain an integral part of the nonprofit’s mission.For more information about Conscious Alliance, head here. To learn more about Saturday’s The Big Melt and grab your tickets today, head here.last_img read more

first_imgDoctors believe a woman’s silicone breast implants saved her life after she survived a close-range gunshot wound to the chest.SAGE medical journal published a case study last week where doctors described how a silicone breast implant deflected a bullet away from a 30-year-old woman’s vital organs.The incident took place in Toronto Canada two years ago. The woman suffered a gunshot wound, broken ribs and broken implants. None of her major organs were touched because the implant was likely responsible for deflecting the bullet’s trajectory, which saved her life, doctors said.Medics found the bullet in the woman’s right lower anterior thoracic wall below the right breast.Doctor’s removed the implants and she was cleared by the trauma service.The firearm was never recovered and the shooter remains unknown, according to the report.last_img read more