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

Do the courts treat everyone equally?

first_img Do the courts treat everyone equally? Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Do the courts treat men and women alike? How about whites and minorities; poor or wealthy; young or old – do the courts treat them alike?It all seems to depend on who you ask.When respondents to the Bar’s latest Membership Opinion Survey were asked if they agreed or disagreed that the courts treat men and women comparably, 70 percent of all male respondents agreed that the courts do, while just 33 percent of the women lawyers answered the same way.The survey, conducted every other year by the Bar’s Research, Planning, and Evaluation Department, found that 49 percent of women lawyers responding to the survey said the courts do not treat men and women alike and 18 percent of the women were neutral on the issue. The study also found that private practice attorneys of both sexes (62 percent) think the courts treat men and women alike, compared with 58 percent of their government practice colleagues, and 43 percent of lawyers in other legal positions. Race and Ethnicity Just over half of all respondents (54 percent) agree that the courts treat Caucasians and minorities alike, while 28 percent disagreed. Breaking it down further, 55 percent of “White/Caucasian” respondents said Caucasians and minorities are treated alike. That number drops to 41 percent for Hispanic respondents and only 25 percent of “Black/African American” respondents who said they agreed the courts treat Caucasians and minorities alike. Fifty-six percent of the African American lawyers polled said they disagreed with the statement courts treat Caucasians and minorities alike, while 19 percent were neutral on the issue.The survey also found older lawyers typically think courts treat Caucasians and minorities in the same way than their younger brethren. Sixty-two percent of lawyers 50 to 65 years old and 58 percent of respondents over 65 said the courts treat minorities and Caucasians alike, while only 52 percent of lawyers between 36 and 49 agreed with that statement and 46 percent of respondents under 35.The survey also found less than half of Florida lawyers think the courts treat English speaking persons the same as those who don’t speak the language. When asked if the courts treat English speaking and non-English speaking persons alike, 45 percent of respondents said they do, while 31 percent disagreed with that statement. Hispanic respondents were more likely to disagree with that statement (47 percent) than their white (30 percent) or black (25 percent) colleagues. Rich v. Poor A majority of all respondents (55 percent) disagreed with the statement that the courts treat poor and wealthy people alike and women lawyers (63 percent) disagreed with that statement at a higher rate than their male colleagues (52 percent). Factoring in race and ethnicity, 53 percent of “White/Caucasian” respondents disagreed that the courts treat poor and wealthy people alike, compared with 69 percent of “Black/African American” respondents and 71 percent of Hispanic respondents. Persons with Disabilities A majority of Florida lawyers (58 percent) agree that the courts treat persons with disabilities and persons without disabilities alike, while just under one-fifth (18 percent) disagree. However, while 64 percent of male respondents said those with and without disabilities are treated alike, only 43 percent of women respondents agreed with that statement. Also, those in government practice (61 percent) thought they were treated the same compared with 59 percent of those in private practice and 44 percent in other legal positions. Court Courtesy When asked if judges show courtesy/respect to people using Florida courts, over two-thirds – or 68 percent – of all respondents agreed – although male lawyers agreed at a much higher level than their female colleagues – 73 percent to 57 percent.But when asked if judges show courtesy/respect to people without regard to sexual orientation, just over three-fifths (61 percent) of all respondents agreed with that statement, while 12 percent disagreed. Male respondents were much more likely to say judges show courtesy/respect to people without regard to sexual orientation (67 percent) compared to female respondents (49 percent).When asked if court personnel show courtesy/respect to people using Florida courts, 62 percent of all respondents agreed while 15 percent disagreed. Impartiality When Florida lawyers were asked if the courts are impartial and apply the laws as written, 37 percent of respondents agreed while 34 percent disagreed, and 28 percent were neutral on the question.When asked if procedures for jury selection are applied impartially, 43 percent of respondents agreed and 19 percent disagreed.The Membership Opinion Survey was mailed to 2,771 randomly selected Bar members in August. the September 27 deadline, 26 percent of the surveys had been returned. Mike Garcia, director of the Bar’s Research, Planning and Evaluation Department, said the results of the survey are statistically valid and the margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent at the 95-percent level of confidence. December 15, 2005 Regular News Do the courts treat everyone equally?last_img read more

​Italy roundup: Allianz GI wins €220m mandate from Fondo Telemaco

first_imgCrédit Agricole tenders 10 mandatesCrédit Agricole’s Italian pension fund – Fondo Pensione Gruppo Bancario Crédit Agricole Italia – has launched a search for 10 managers to take on a range of five-year mandates.The fund said it was looking for three firms to manage each of three investment compartments – Horizon 10, Horizon 20 and Horizon 30 – and a manager to run a fourth investment compartment, Ethical.The Horizon 10 line (Linea Orizzonte 10) is a balanced 90/10 bond/equity portfolio, which had €106m in assets at the end of April, and an annual inflow of around €9m.Horizon 20, meanwhile, has a 70/30 bond/equity split and €102m of assets, while Horizon 30 has a 50/50 bond/equity profile and €162m of assets.The Ethical line is to be a new compartment, with a bond/equity split of 40/60.The deadline for tenders is 1pm on 17 June.Banking fund hunts €6m asset managerMulti-employer bank sector pension fund Fondo Pensione Nazionale BCC/CRA has put out a search for a manager for assets of its newly-established “TFR tacito” compartment.The deadline for applications is noon on 10 June.The fund, which had total net assets of €2.3bn at the end of 2018, said the mandate would be for around five years and involve an estimated €6m of assets initially, with a recurring gross annual contribution flow currently equal to about €700,000.Fondo BCC/CRA said that, for this type of fund, candidates were required to draw up an appropriate proposal for how they would achieve the return according to the terms of the agreement, indicating a benchmark or a maximum volatility target level.Fondo Cometa wants risk managerItalian industry-wide pension fund Fondo Cometa has announced it is looking for a risk manager.The fund said its board had resolved to select a consultant to help the fund meet its risk management obligations under the domestic legislation implementing the EU’s IORP II directive.Interested candidates are to notify the fund via email by 6pm on 7 June. Italian telecoms sector pension fund Fondo Telemaco has awarded a €220m mandate for active fixed income to Allianz Global Investors, as part of the fund’s ‘prudent’ investment line.Allianz GI, which was awarded the mandate following a tender process originally launched in November 2018, said the mandate would be managed by its London-based global fixed income team.Irshaad Ahmad, Allianz GI’s managing director and head of institutional for Europe, and Anna Vigliotti, director and head of institutional business development for Italy, said: “We are honoured that Telemaco, one of the most well-known pension funds in Italy, has awarded us this important mandate.”The decision confirmed AllianzGI’s capacity to respond to client demands with distinctive and innovative investments and customised solutions, the pair said.last_img read more

Local Organization Gifting 2,000 Bikes to Children This Weekend

first_imgTwo-thousand underprivileged children in Palm Beach County will receive a bike as an early Christmas gift this weekend.The giveaway is being conducted by Jack the Bike Man, a not-for-profit organization founded by Samuel H. “Jack” Hairston III in 2007.For more than 20 years Jack the Bike Man has fixed bikes and donate them to children and adults in the West Palm Beach area. #Giveaway #MerryChristmas #TisTheSeason #Bicycle #NonProfit #GivingBack #BikeDonation #Donate #Change #Activism #DoGood #Volunteer #Causes pic.twitter.com/gh0XYyPRYx— Jack The Bike Man (@jackthebikeman) December 6, 2019 Throughout the year, the entity gives away bikes to underprivileged kids, the homeless, women reentering society from prison, recovering addicts in halfway houses and people living below the poverty line.In addition, Jack the Bike Man fixes bikes and hands them out to needy children and adults in the area, especially during the holidays.last_img read more