first_imgTwitter Previous articleLimerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accidentNext articleIn Pics – INTO Mini Sevens GAA Editor NewsEducationLimerick students win big at national multimedia awardsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 1280 Linkedin Print Advertisement REPRO FREE 07/04/17Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre yesterday, for creating fantastic videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations for the National Transport AuthorityÕs annual Multimedia Awards.Pictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITThe entries produced by students, encourage other students to consider choosing ÔsmarterÕ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. The awards are supported by colleges nationally and in particular in Limerick by Limerick Smarter Travel.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaPictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITStudents from Limerick’s third level colleges have been honoured at this year’s National Multimedia Awards.Overall winners in the video/animation category were Donal Kearns, Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour from the University of Limerick. Keith Walsh from Limerick Institute of Technology won the poster/illustration category and the audio category winners were James Connolly, Graham Moloney and Ray Mooney, also from Limerick Institute of Technology.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winners and winning entries can be viewed onwww.smartertravelawards.ie“We are delighted with the quality and variety of entries, and our judges were equally impressed.  The students’ multimedia entries were both entertaining, and captured the positive aspects of making smart transport choices for the journey to college” said Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority.One of the judges, Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ was “very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries. Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.Winners, Donal Kearns Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour said, “We had an amazing experience, met some inspiring people in our journey to promote smarter travel. We had great fun and would definitely recommend other students to participate in this competition.”Roisin Crowley, of Limerick Institute of Technology, said, “I’m delighted our Music Technology and Production students have had such success in the Smarter Travel Multimedia awards. We are always eager for opportunities to collaborate on industry-related projects with companies and institutions beyond LIT and this competition was a great fit with our second-year syllabus.” LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. TAGSLITNational Multimedia Awards 2017UL International Women’s Day LIT WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more


first_img “As far as I am concerned the game will go ahead,” said Meulensteen. “It has not been too much of a concern to us, it’s not something we could allow to affect us.” Fulham had planned to delay a decision on staging their Liverpool clash until later on Tuesday afternoon. Members of the RMT and TSSA unions were due to walk out at 9pm on Tuesday night following a two-day stoppage last week which caused travel chaos in the capital. RMT general secretary Bob Crow said unions had received proposals that halted implementation of job cuts, so that discussions can be held “away from the pressure cooker”. The unions are campaigning against controversial plans to close all 260 Tube ticket offices with the loss of 950 jobs. Liverpool owner John W Henry waded into the row over Fulham delaying their decision on whether to postpone the match due to transport concerns with a tweet on Tuesday morning. Henry tweeted: “Arsenal, West Ham and Leyton Orient all ready for the strike but not Fulham?” Fulham put their waiting game purely down to prudence to ascertain whether all support staff could travel to the match to ensure supporter safety. Press Association Fulham’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Liverpool will go ahead as planned on Wednesday night after unions suspended a strike on the London Underground.center_img Just minutes prior to the announcement by the RMT union that it was joining the TSSA in suspending a planned 48-hour strike, Cottagers boss Rene Meulensteen expressed his confidence that the game would go ahead regardless. The Fulham boss said the potential tube cessation had not affected his side’s preparation for their league showdown with Brendan Rodgers’ Anfield outfit. last_img read more


first_img…Sparta Boss, Gold is Money through to ‘KO’ stageSPARTA Boss, Gold is Money, Rio All-Stars, Leopold Street and Bent Street earned elimination berths in the Inaugural Rio Indoor Street-ball Championship on Saturday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.Sparta Boss downed Alexander Village 3-1. Gregory Richardson, Ryan Hackett and Nicholas MacArthur scored in the fifth, seventh and 11th minutes, respectively,For the loser, Kacey John scored in the eighth minute. Similarly, Gold is Money sneaked past Sophia 1-0. Josiah Charles netted in the eighth minute.Meanwhile, Rio All-Stars blanked Spot-7 by a 5-0 scoreline. Kelsey Benjamin netted a double in the sixth and 12th minute while Job Caesar, Jermin Junior and Andrew Murray scored in the ninth, 16th and 18th minutes, respectively.Leopold Street dismissed Ol Skool 5-1. Dorwin George scored a hat trick in the eighth, ninth and 18th minutes, while Mark Jhalu and Darren Benjamin scored in the fourth and seventh minutes, respectively. For the loser, Timothy Thomas netted in the 13th minute.Bent Street crushed BV 5-0. Colin Nelson smashed a helmet-trick in the fifth, seventh, 12th and 16th minutes, while Pernell Schultz netted in the ninth minute.In other results, Albouystown crushed Stabroek Ballers 4-1 while Gaza Squad and Island All-Stars battled to a 1-1 draw.The tournament continues on Thursday at the same venue.last_img read more


first_img Comments Published on February 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Leading 5-3 in the second set, Gabriela Knutson suddenly jogged over to her bench after Harvard’s Erica Oosterhout overhand smash went out. Knutson playfully tossed her racket onto the seat, smiled and reached into her blue Babolat bag and pulled out another one. Knutson’s strings broke during the previous point. She was forced to lob the ball with her busted racket because she had no other choice. Knutson watched helplessly as Oosterhout lined up an overhead return. But the ball went out.“It was so funny because she just shanked it,” Knutson said. “I was like ‘Ha.’ My lob was super loose.”The same Knutson smile stayed. Her aggressiveness in both singles and doubles allowed her to overpower slower Harvard opponents. It was also career win No. 162 for Knutson, propelling her into second place in all-time SU wins for combined singles and doubles wins. The SU senior clinched a 6-1 team victory for No. 19 Syracuse’s (6-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) over Harvard (6-4) and won her fourth consecutive singles match after dropping her previous three.“It was just a matter of time and couldn’t be prouder of her and happy for her,” SU head coach Younes Limam said, “She’s always the one who goes the extra mile and does the extra things to be as prepared as she could be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKnutson’s day started alongside Miranda Ramirez, similar to how it often has over the last three years. And their match ended similar to how many prior points had been earned on Sunday with Knutson smashing an overhand volley past a diving Natasha Gonzalez. Aggressive net play was something that Syracuse worked on after they lost five-straight doubles points. SU’s top pair saw right away that they could exploit a slower Harvard duo.Knutson said that a stigma of women’s doubles matches is that it’s played all from the baseline. Knutson’s overhead smash was the pairing’s third match point, and Ramirez’s forehand return on Gonzalez’s serve allowed Knutson to step up toward the net with her arm outstretched. The previous point, Knutson was jammed on her backhand from the corner and it went out. Close to the net, the senior converted.Three games earlier, Knutson waited patiently at the net and lined up a Harvard defensive lob. Her volley split the Crimson pair, both standing behind the baseline, and bounced high above Gonzalez and Oosterhaut’s outstretched arms. “The typical women’s doubles is like even having two girls at the baseline which is not what we want to do at all,” Ramirez said. “We want to close, we want to finish at the net, we want to take charge of our points.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorIn singles, up 4-2, Knutson was a point away from breaking the Crimson senior. Oosterhaut fired a serve, and Knutson’s return barely touched the back line. Oosterhaut swung at the ball on a short-hop, and her forehand went out. Afterward, Oosterhaut glared at the line, as Knutson flipped the score card from four to five. Knutson dropped the next two games, but recovered to go up one set, halfway toward her historic win.During a back-and-forth second set, Knutson was never able to pull away. Some Knutson shots found the back line, some found the sidelines. At times, her aggressiveness got the best of her. Knutson went up 4-2, but lost three-straight points and lost a break opportunity.Then at 5-3, her racket broke. Knutson said she was nervous because it took her a couple of points to get used to the racket. In some of the most important points late in the match, she said she didn’t “have time” to adjust. At 40-all, match point, her backhand shot was too short.Five points later, at match point again, Knutson pranced behind the baseline. She took two steps forward and met Oosterhaut’s serve with her racket extended. The next shot by Oosterhaut grazed the top of the net and bounced out. Knutson smiled and walked up to the net. For the 162nd time in her SU career, she shook hands a winner. “I wouldn’t expect anything less,” Ramirez said.After the match, when asked what wins No. 161 and 162 meant to her, she was confused. “Really, what does that mean?” she asked. Knutson knew she entered Sunday with 160 wins, but wasn’t aware of where that stood.Her next question: “Who is number one?” was answered with Jana Strnadova, who has 40 more wins than her. “It’s OK,” Knutson said, knowing that top spot is almost impossible for her to achieve in her final collegiate season. After defeating Oosterhaut, she sat down and threw a towel around her neck. In the Syracuse record books, that win will keep her name etched as No. 2 in the future. But on Sunday, it was a clinching singles point, one that won Syracuse its second-straight match.“At the end of the day…it could be my 140th win, or my 170th,” Knutson said, “but if the team isn’t winning, it doesn’t really matter.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more