VIDEO: 48 hours in Limerick

first_imgNewsVIDEO: 48 hours in LimerickBy John Keogh – September 30, 2015 778 A KEY promotional asset for Limerick tourism was unveiled today with the launch of ‘48 Hours in Limerick’, a video promoting city and county attractions through the lens of two visitors.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The video was commissioned by the Limerick Marketing Company and aims to support efforts to attract both domestic and international visitors to a city and county that remains one of Ireland’s best kept tourism secrets.Those behind the video say it is a key piece of collateral for Limerick as it seeks to further increase its share of the buoyant Irish tourism market.Speaking at the launch today in the city, Limerick Marketing CEO Eoghan Prendergast said that the 2min 30sec video will be an important asset for marketing the city across social and digital media.“If you search online for one of the top tourist destinations in the world, more and more you will find sharp and engaging video content that gives the viewer a snapshot of what you can enjoy in that location. People do a lot of online research before deciding where to go and you must have this type of sharp, snappy content if you are going to compete.“We have enjoyed significant growth in tourist numbers here over recent years and only yesterday were heard of continuing growth across Irish tourism, with a 12.2 per cent increase in the number of trips made to this country between June and August. We want to be well placed to take advantage of this increasing demand for holidays in Ireland and this video will help us make this happen.”The video is tailored for social and digital media audiences and gives a snapshot of the array of tourism amenities that visitors can enjoy as it condenses a 48-hour visit to Limerick of Michelle Dinn from Newfoundland, Canada and Seamus Hennessy, Cork into the two-and-a-half-minute package.The video will be promoted initially across Facebook and Twitter platforms and will be used thereafter as a promotional tool across digital media campaigns. The video was produced by Limerick based company Piquant and is available on Limerick.ie also. Previous articleThe late great Brendan NixNext articlePublic meeting on Kings Island flood relief scheme John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGS48 hours in LimerickEoghan PrendergastlimerickLimerick Marketing Companytourism Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Print Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Bad Jews’ Ilan Goodman on Family Dynamics Both Onstage & Off

first_imgIlan Goodman in ‘Bad Jews'(Photo by Robert Workman) Ilan Goodman may be the son of Olivier Award-winning actor Henry Goodman (Assassins, Chicago) but the RADA-educated performer has been carving a name for himself as a fine talent in his own right. He can currently be seen at the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket reprising his acclaimed performance as Liam in Joshua Harmon’s play Bad Jews. Broadway.com met the engaging actor to talk fractious onstage families and giving notes to his famous father offstage.This production of Bad Jews is the little show that won’t quit.I know, right? We started in a studio theater in Bath and came to the St. James and then the Arts Theatres in London and here we are for a further run at the Haymarket, which is a very nice surprise. I wasn’t anticipating this.How does it feel to be revisiting the play?I love the material, and being back in rehearsal has been about rediscovering how [Harmon] structures the debate that drives the play [which is about a Jewish family’s squabble over a cherished heirloom]. I find that the play is fascinatingly ambivalent about its position on things, and that both Liam and his cousin Daphna offer powerful arguments.Do you have any thoughts as to the play’s unexpected success in London?Having spoken to many people in the foyer afterwards, I think the tension that the play explores between cultural and religious heritage and secular modernity is something everyone faces. Many different people can connect to that basic struggle.Regardless, presumably, of their religion?Absolutely. Many non-Jews have enjoyed the show enormously and recognize the situation it describes—the family tension and the brutal way in which the characters treat each other, which is both recognizable and at times very funny.Were you surprised originally by the rather provocative title?At first it gave me a thrill because it’s just so edgy. I have sympathy with people who find the title uncomfortable, but I just think it fits the play so well—it has the same edginess that the play has.It proved too much for London Underground, who last time around banned the poster for the play on the tube.That really did surprise me because I think it’s really clear from the poster that the play is essentially a comedy and stuff. People have said that the attention [surrounding the ban] helped us but I don’t think it could ever replace the sustained exposure that a tube poster gives you.I gather Michael Zegen—who played Liam in the off-Broadway production—came to see the show in London.He did and as you can imagine, I was a little self-conscious at the time but he was very charming and we managed to compare our productions in a few respects without it being too awkward [laughs].Were there any notable differences?Apparently Michael would keep going back into the kitchen to get food, which became a running gag and is very different to the way I do it. I’ve remained friends with him on Facebook—he’s currently in A View From the Bridge on Broadway.Your performance proves yet again how good you are at playing Americans, which I recall as far back as your Old Vic appearance in 2010 in Six Degrees of Separation.That’s reassuring to hear. I love playing Americans and don’t really understand why except that it feels right—it seems to fit me somehow. Something to do with my sensibility and temperament.American accents are getting better and better across the London stage, I think.That’s probably because we’re all sort of addicted to long-form American TV shows. Maybe the dialect coaches have got better, as well [laughs].Have you ever lived in the States?I’ve never lived there or tried to work there but I have certainly been to visit. I went to see my dad on Broadway in The Producers and also in Tartuffe.What did your father, Henry, think of your decision to become an actor?There was an attempt to kind of warn me as to the reality of the life I was heading towards, so I can’t say that it felt in any way preordained. It was more that acting was just the thing I loved most and even though I did psychology and philosophy at university, I had no aspirations to pursue those professionally.Do you have an early memory of seeing your dad onstage?I remember loving him in Chicago [the 1997 London revival, in which Goodman senior played Billy Flynn opposite Ute Lemper and Ruthie Henshall] and even giving him notes! I told him to be cooler because he wasn’t cool enough—but he was by press night [laughs].Would you and he do a show together?Absolutely—we’re very keen but it has to be something that really suits us both, especially if we’re going to invite that sort of comparison. We’re certainly up for it.So far you seem to have sidestepped musicals in your own career?I have done musicals, in fact, but smaller ones that you may not have seen. But it’s true that I’ve done more straight theater, though I’m very much aware that musicals are part of the repertoire.What about film? I see you were in The Imitation Game.Yes, I was one of the code breakers. It was fun to be part of a big movie, and I was very excited about doing something about Alan Turing; I’m very interested in him and his ideas.You’ve now done Bad Jews in three different theaters in London. Do you foresee a fourth?[Laughs] I think I need to stop after this, although who knows? It’s such a rare part and such a brilliant play. View Commentslast_img read more

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Mourinho: I always play mind games

first_img The self-proclaimed Special One insisted Chelsea were third favourites behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and Manchester City after Monday’s 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium which ended City’s 100 per cent home record. Mourinho maintained that stance ahead of Saturday’s clash with Newcastle when asked if he was engaged in a psychological battle with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini of Manchester City. “When we lost two points against West Ham (in a 0-0 draw), many people were saying we have no attacking power to win every match and to win the Premier League and to compete against teams that score goals and goals and goals and goals. “Just because we won against Man City, now people are changing their opinion. But I know where we are, I know that we are good and working well and playing well, but we are going step by step.” Chelsea could overtake Arsenal, if the leaders lose at Liverpool on Saturday, while second-placed City play at Norwich. Mourinho added: “I’m not saying we are not going to win. “I’m saying we are not candidates. I’m saying we are outsiders. “I’m saying we are playing our league, against ourselves, to try to improve against the other opponents to try to get the best result. “We are not a squad like Man City’s with every player in the best moment of their careers, all of them working together for quite a long time. A manager (Manuel Pellegrini) that arrived and the team was there ready for him. “Arsenal are the biggest example of the stability, the biggest example of a manager (Arsene Wenger) working with players year after year. “We are different. We are beginning. In the first day of the next pre-season I will say yes we are there and we accept that Chelsea as a candidate. Today, no.” Chelsea have experience of winning the title, yet one of the survivors from the 2010 Premier League triumph is out of favour at present. England left-back Ashley Cole is due to run out of contract at the end of the season and his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry has reportedly told him to move to Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. Mourinho, who believes Cole could stay at Chelsea beyond the summer despite currently favouring Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back, added: “Maybe Thierry is doing with the Red Bulls the same as David (Beckham) did with Miami. “Yes he has (a future at Chelsea), but maybe Thierry has a better proposal.” Mourinho, who refused to be drawn on reports Chelsea will bid to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris St Germain in the summer, is still without striker Fernando Torres (knee) against Newcastle. Mohamed Salah could make his debut after being an unused substitute at City, while Torres could play against West Brom on Tuesday. The next three Premier League teams Chelsea face – Newcastle, West Brom and Everton – are sides from whom the Blues claimed just one point in corresponding fixtures earlier this season. But since the November 2 loss at St James’ Park, Chelsea have lost just once in the Premier League. The Blues are unbeaten in nine league games since the loss at Stoke and Mourinho remains unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in the league, a run of 72 games. Mourinho bemoaned his players’ complacency at Newcastle, but believes they have learned from the loss. He added: “We are improving. In this moment (last season) Chelsea were outside of every possible race and struggling to get a top-four position to play Champions League. “I see the boys enjoying the situation very much and that’s what I want them to do.” Jose Mourinho declared “everything is mind games” as he again played down Chelsea’s Barclays Premier League title challenge on Friday. Press Association “Everything I say is mind games,” Mourinho said. “Everything I do is mind games. Everything is mind games. “The only thing that is not mind games is the results. That’s not mind games.” Mourinho’s tone could have been construed as sarcastic, but he took the opportunity to suggest Arsenal and City are performing below his expectations. “We are there (in title contention) because we are doing very well or because maybe Man City and Arsenal are not doing as well as they should with the conditions they have,” Mourinho said. “Do we dream to win the Premier League? Of course. If we don’t, we don’t play. “Do we want to win the next game against Newcastle and be there? Of course. “If we have the chance to win we are not going to say we don’t want to, but we have not the same responsibilities, that’s for sure. last_img read more

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Britton bags U21 silver at Caribbean TT Championships

first_img… France cops bronze in Over-45 MastersDEFENDING champion of the U-21 competition, Shemar Britton settled for silver last night when the curtain came down on day four of the 61st edition of the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championship, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown.Guyana’s other medal yesterday was a bronze by 62-year-old Colin France who bowed out of the semi-finals of the Over-45 Masters after a 3-0 defeat by president of the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation, Teddy Matthews, who represented St. Lucia.The 63-year-old Matthews lost to Barbadian player Trevor Farley by straight sets in the final of the competition later in the evening.Although the Barbadian copped gold, the day belonged to the young Cuban pair of Livan Martinez and Carrazana Fonseca who won the U21 male and female titles.MALE FINAL Britton proved competitive in the male U21 final against Martinez, but the latter was the better player and was able to counter his attacking plays.For most of the match, Britton was in catch up mode as the Cuban played aggressively off his serves. Although the Guyanese had several moments of control, he was never able to dominate a full game, leading to the 4-0 result (11-9, 11-7, 11-9 and 11-9).Prior to that clash, the Britton registered a come-from-behind win against Barbadian Tyrese Knight 3-1 (8-11, 11-8, 11-5, and 11-5). That game was a replay of last year’s final, with the same end result, while in the quarter-final, the fourth-seated Britton defeated Puerto Rican Gabriel Jose Perez 3-0 (11-3, 11-8 and 11-5).FEMALE BATTLEA new female champion was also crowned, given that defending champion, Guyanese Chelsea Edghill, was ineligible this year, due to her age. Guyana’s lone female representative yesterday was Priscilla Greaves, who lost to eventual second place finisher Esmerlyn Castro 0-3 (10-12, 6-11 and 7-11) in the quarter final.Although Castro was clinical, she was defeated by the spirited Fonseca 4-2 (8-11, 11-2, 12-10, 11-8, 7-11 and 13-11) in the female final.The championship, which is set to conclude tomorrow, continues today with the men and women singles.last_img read more

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