Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick…

first_imgLifestyleArtsNewsEducationTop independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclassBy Cian Reinhardt – April 23, 2020 826 INDEPENDENT film producer, Alicia Van Couvering will join Film in Limerick on Wednesday, April 29, for a free ‘creative producing’ online film masterclass through Innovate Limerick.The masterclass is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with an interest in filmmaking.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten years ago, at the age of 22, American film producer, Van Couvering got her big break as the producer on Lena Dunham’s first feature Tiny Furniture, which launched Dunham’s career and became the basis for the hit HBO series GirlsSince then she has continued to champion indie directors and collaborate with indie stalwarts including Joe Swanberg, Ry Russo-Young, and Olivia Wilde. Van Couvering has worked with some of the most exciting young actors in Hollywood including Rebecca Hall, Anna Kendrick, Greta Gerwig, and John Krasinski, as well as big stars like Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said Van Couvering is someone who built a “remarkable career” making personal films “with the best new talent in the industry”. “Alicia is someone who has built a remarkable career doing just that and continues to find and develop original exciting stories,” Said Mr Ryan, adding, “and I’m looking forward to hearing about her experiences and her advice for local producers looking to jump into making their own features”.In 2012 Van Couvering was listed as one of 10 producers changing Hollywood by The Wrap and her name continues to be attached to brave and original storytelling.  She is set to make her first feature with an Irish director this coming year as producer of ‘The New World’ – the feature directorial debut from Irish actor, writer, and director, Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Catastrophe, Divorce).With her extensive experience finding, developing, and producing indie hits, Van Couvering will share her journey and insights in to developing films with new directors and how to build a flourishing career as a creative producer.The session with Alicia Van Couvering is the third of 10 free online Wednesday Workshops events that Film in Limerick has developed for aspiring and practicing filmmakers in the Mid-West. The initiative is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Register for the event here Facebook Email Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Previous articleAbbeyfeale company getting back to workNext articleWATCH: Highlights of Limerick’s 1973 and 2018 All Ireland Wins Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Print Linkedincenter_img Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Advertisement Film in Limerick Launches New Documentary Film Scheme Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 TAGSartseducationfilm in limerickIrelandlifestyleLimerick City and County RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrylast_img read more

Biden Says His Economics Team ‘Will Deliver Immediate Relief’

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Ryan Vogt Joins ServiceLink Next: Credit Scores and Down Payments Reach All-Time Highs Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago President-elect Joe Biden on Monday officially nominated former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury Secretary. This is a confirmation of news reported here last week.Biden-Harris’ economics-team announcements, like other transition notifications (which the New York Times is tracking live), feature people who’ve worked in previous administrations.The Yellen announcement was one of several economy-related items, reported CNBC.In a Tweet following the announcement, Yellen wrote: “We face great challenges as a country right now. To recover, we must restore the American dream—a society where each person can rise to their potential and dream even bigger for their children. As Treasury Secretary, I will work every day towards rebuilding that dream for all.”In a prepared statement to the press, Biden said:”As we get to work to control the virus, this is the team that will deliver immediate economic relief for the American people during this economic crisis and help us build our economy back better than ever,” he said. “They will work tirelessly to ensure every American enjoys a fair return for their work and an equal chance to get ahead, and that our businesses can thrive and outcompete the rest of the world,” he added.Tweeted VP-elect Kamala Harris, “This is a team of some of our most brilliant economic minds, and proven leaders who reflect the very best of our country. They share a fundamental commitment to ending this economic crisis and putting people back to work while rebuilding our economy to lift up all Americans.”This is a team of some of our most brilliant economic minds, and proven leaders who reflect the very best of our country.They share a fundamental commitment to ending this economic crisis and putting people back to work, while rebuilding our economy to lift up all Americans.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 30, 2020Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services Congresswoman Maxine Waters applauded what she called Biden’s “historic” announcement regarding Yellen’s nomination to the U.S. Treasury.Waters pointed out that as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Yellen “provided strong, steady leadership and a keen awareness of the challenges that income and wealth inequality pose for the nation … [she] helped preside over the longest economic expansion in American history, highlighted the problem of racial economic disparities in her testimony before the Committee, and finalized many important rules that made our financial system safer and better prepared for the unexpected onset of the pandemic earlier this year.”Yellen would be the first female to head the Treasury. CNBC added that macroeconomic and national security advisor Wally Adeyemo, (who also previously served as Chief of Staff of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) if confirmed, would be the first Black Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.Michael Feroli, Chief U.S. Economist at JPMorgan told CNBC that he believes all of the economic-team members named thus far are “experienced and qualified” and that “in most cases they will need little learning curve and can do their jobs from day one.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Biden Says His Economics Team ‘Will Deliver Immediate Relief’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News November 30, 2020 12,774 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Biden Says His Economics Team ‘Will Deliver Immediate Relief’ 2020-11-30 Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Arsenal board turn down Dani Ceballos’ transfer request

first_imgCeballos wants to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have turned down Dani Ceballos’ request to leave the club this month, according to reports.Ceballos is frustrated with his playing time at Arsenal, the 23-year-old is yet to feature under new boss Mikel Arteta, and is concerned about losing his place in the Spain squad.The European Championships are scheduled to take place this summer and Ceballos’ last Premier League appearance for Arsenal was against Wolves on November 2.AS claim Ceballos made his plea to Arsenal and Real Madrid to cancel his loan deal at the Emirates, but that request has now been denied.ADVERTISEMENTCeballos is not in Arteta’s immediate plans, but club chiefs still believe the midfielder could become an important member of the first-team.AdvertisementAdvertisementLosing Ceballos would also leave Arsenal light in midfield, with the club already working on bringing in some new faces before the January transfer window closes next week. Arsenal board turn down Dani Ceballos’ transfer request Ceballos has not played for Arsenal since November (Picture: Getty)‘He is getting much closer to the fitness levels that I expect from him to be competing with his teammates.‘Obviously, he had a long-term injury and he had an adaptation to this league.‘But he is a player that can fit our style and now he needs to make a step forward and make things difficult for me and my selection. Now he is ready to step in.‘I like him more when he’s closer to the box rather than always coming deep to receive the ball.‘He’s a very creative player, a player who in the final third can cause problems.’ Advertisement Comment Arteta praises Arsenal for 2-2 against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:20FullscreenArteta praises Arsenal for 2-2 against Chelsea is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.center_img Valencia are keen on Ceballos (Picture: Rex Features)Ceballos’ parent club, Real, do not want to get involved and have urged the player to resolve the issues at Arsenal, rather than force a move out of London.Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery was the one who pushed for the signing of Ceballos and promised the Spaniard he would have a starting place in his side.Ceballos showed early promise, but that quickly faded before he picked up an injury that forced him to miss eleven games for the Gunners.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery was sacked during the period Ceballos spent on the sidelines and Arteta is yet to even call on him from the bench.Arteta has already spoken about Ceballos’ future at Arsenal and insisted he is still working his way back to full fitness.‘I know him really well from Spain,’ Arteta said of his plans for Ceballos.‘I watched him many, many times. He always wants the ball, he has big personality to play. I like him. MORE: Arsenal lead race to sign Thomas Lemar from Atletico MadridMORE: Santi Cazorla backs Mikel Arteta to become ‘great’ manager at Arsenal Coral BarryFriday 24 Jan 2020 10:21 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Evans: Van Gaal tactics paying off

first_img But Van Gaal’s resolute defence of his methods is starting to pay dividends, with the club up to third in the Premier League and FA Cup favourites after Wednesday night’s fourth-round replay win over Cambridge. Evans said: “I think when you get as many attacking players on the pitch as we’ve got you are always going to entertain. “But the manager has done a lot of work in trying to steady the team and making sure everyone knows their jobs. Once we get that nailed on, and everyone knows their defensive jobs, then I think we’ll be able to push on from that and be really entertaining again. “You can look at the formation changes and the personnel changes as well, plus the fact that there’s a lot of players who haven’t played together before, and he [the manager] is doing fantastically well in getting us organised. And as players we’re really benefiting from that.” Evans, who made his United debut in 2007, insists it is inevitable the squad will take time to fully adapt to Van Gaal’s methods following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and the tumult of David Moyes’ brief and unsuccessful regime. “I think the lads have taken a lot on board,” added Evans. “At times it has been tough and it takes time. We’ve been used to playing a certain way for a number of years, then the change happens and he wants us to play a certain way. “So it does take time for those things to become second nature. But I think you are starting to see that now.” Van Gaal’s tactics have come under fire from some United fans who are keen to see him revert back to the tried-and-tested 4-4-2 formation. And United midfielder Adnan Januzaj admitted this week that Van Gaal’s system often made it “more difficult for me to play”. Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is adamant Louis Van Gaal’s Old Trafford revolution will soon see his side back at their entertaining best. Press Association United may have limped past lowly Cambridge at the second attempt but Evans thinks it could spell the start of the club’s first FA Cup triumph since 2004. Shock defeats for Chelsea and Manchester City have left United as the highest-ranked team left in the competition, giving Van Gaal a superb chance of capping his first season in charge with a major trophy. Evans said: “Our record in the FA Cup hasn’t been good over the last few years. “It’s an old cliche that you want to win everything but it is such a historic trophy, especially for Manchester United, and the fact that the league is still not gone but not looking likely, the FA Cup looks our best chance of a trophy, especially considering some of the teams that have gone out. “We’re the highest ranked team left in the competition now. It was a bit of a shock sitting at home hearing the news that Chelsea and City had gone out. But we know from our own experiences all about upsets.” last_img read more