Limerick’s Ava in tune for YADA songwriting award

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick’s Ava in tune for YADA songwriting awardBy Liam Togher – November 13, 2014 803 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Facebook Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleLimerick man reaches ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ National FinalNext articleRathkeale gets green light for EU funding 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. TAGS1964Ava BarettawardGaelcholaiste LuimnighmusicsongwritingYADAYoung Artist Development Awards center_img Limerick Post Show | Dora Gola Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford Email Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love A LIMERICK student took home a coveted songwriting award at the Young Artist Development Awards (YADA) at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.Sixteen year-old Ava Barett who attends Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, won the award and a €25,000 prize for her song ‘1964’, which will now be recorded as a single in a professional recording studio.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ava, who has been writing songs since she was “able to speak”, was overwhelmed to have won the prize and she is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to practice her childhood passion on a grander scale.She said: “It means so much to me because it means that I can show what I have been doing and show my passion to the people of Ireland. That means a huge amount to me.“I play once a year usually in my school’s talent show and that’s just for the craic. It’s not to win. It’s always been to show my thoughts on the world.“I’m not trying to be famous. I’m just trying to show my view of the world. The writing of the lyrics is probably the most important part for me but forming it is the next most important thing.”Ava’s gift for songwriting was borne out of singing stories to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in her infant years, although she admitted that when she began writing songs, she did not intend to be the person performing them.That changed when she was in fifth class in primary school, when she was inspired by a friend who “had the best voice that I had ever heard” to learn guitar and, subsequently, add chords to the lyrics she had written.Ava explained that she has gone on to learn several other instruments, saying: “I took up banjolele and ukulele and I started playing with different instruments that are quite small.“I like to have small instruments to make different sounds that I might not have heard before. My mother calls my music ‘toytown pop’ because I use toybox toys to make music.”The YADAs are a creative and educational initiative run by the Young Artists Association of Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation established to provide an industry-safe environment for aspiring young artists.The awards were hosted by RTÉ presenters Stephen Byrne and Diana Bunici, with the judging panel including music producer Ray Traynor, singer/songwriter Oisin Kavanagh  and songwriter Don Mescall. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Limerick Post Show | Defying Gravity – A Musical Celebration of Womenlast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Eagles Shoot Down Hawks, 98-77

first_img EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The 17th-ranked University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team shot a blistering 72.7 percent in the second half and defeated Rockhurst University, 98-77, Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center. USI sees its record go to 14-0 overall for the third time in the history of the program and 4-0 in the GLVC, while Rockhurst goes to 7-6, 1-4 GLVC.The Screaming Eagles spotted the Hawks a pair of leads during the opening minutes, trailing by as many as four points before the offense kicked into gear. USI, which hit 11 of its first 14 shots, went on a 15-3 run to soar into the lead, 19-12. The run would continue as the Eagles pushed the lead to 17 points by the intermission, 50-33.Senior guard Jeril Taylor (Louisville, Kentucky) and junior guard Marcellous Washington (Lexington, Kentucky) propelled the Eagles offensively with 24 points and 12 points, respectively, in the opening 20 minutes. Taylor was a blistering seven-of-10 from the field, five-of-seven from beyond the arc, and three-of-four from the line, while grabbing a team-best six boards.Washington was just as hot from the field, hitting four-of-six from long range for all of his 12 first half points.In the second half, the Hawks flew out of the locker room to cut the Eagles’ margin to eight points three times in the first 10 minutes before USI re-established command of the game. Washington, senior guard Bobo Drummond (Peoria, Illinois) and senior guard Cortez Macklin (Louisville, Kentucky) stopped the Rockhurst run by leading USI on an 11-3 run to make the score, 71-55, with 10 minutes left.It was all USI in the final 10 minutes of the game as Eagles shot 72.7 percent in the second half (16-22) and expanded the lead to as many as 21 points twice, including the 98-77 final.For the game, USI shot a season-high 64.2 percent (34-53), a season-best 60.9 percent from downtown (14-23), and 76.2 percent from the charity stripe (16-21). The Eagles, who had 16 three-point field goals for the game, also won the battle of the board for the eighth-straight game, 33-20.Individually, Taylor led five USI players in double-figure scoring with 27 points, adding a three-pointer in the final stanza. He also had his fourth double-double of the season with a game-high 12 rebounds.Sophomore guard Alex Stein (Evansville, Indiana) followed Taylor in the scoring column with 17 points, dropping in 13 points during in the second half. Washington was third on the squad with 16 points, hitting five three-point field goals, while Drummond and Macklin rounded out the double-digit scorers with 12 points and 11 points, respectively.USI hits the road next week in the GLVC when it travels to Truman State University Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. contest in Kirksville, Missouri, and Quincy University Saturday for a 3:15 game in Quincy, Illinois.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bakkavor in revenue increase

first_imgFresh food manufacturer Bakkavor has seen revenues rise in its half year results, despite a challenging market.Like-for-like revenue increased 2% to £851.8m for the 26 weeks ended 27 June 2015.The company said it has seen “strong revenue growth in International business offset by challenging market conditions in the UK.”Despite this, Agust Gudmundsson, chief executive officer said he expected the challenging trade environment to continue due to a combination of price deflation and a highly competitive grocery market.He said: “We remain focused on our core strategic objectives of close partnering with our customers and selective investment to drive growth, technical excellence and product innovation. This strategy, combined with our leading market position and improved financial strength is a strong platform and gives us confidence for the period ahead.”The company, which produces pizza, desserts and sandwich products finalised the sale of its Italian pizza manufacturing business to Dreamfood in July this year.last_img read more

Listen To The Full Audio From Phish’s Great Opening Night In Texas

first_imgPhish’s fall tour continued last night, as the band performed the first of two nights at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, TX. The show was filled with deep cuts, giving an old school vibe as they kept the surprises coming throughout both sets. With Vegas just around the corner, excitement is running high, and Phish capitalized with a performance that did not disappoint.Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of Jam Buzz, and follow along for the full recap and setlist.The first set contained back-to-back songs from Big Boat to get things started: the funky favorite “No Men In No Man’s Land”, and “Breath And Burning”. “No Men” had the crowd raging from the first notes, as Trey Anastasio got things cooking. The bluegrass-bounce of “Poor Heart” brought the energy up before a funky “Wolfman’s Brother” gave the band an opportunity for some early show jamming. Phish then performed their first “Water In the Sky” of the fall tour, opting to play the slowed-down version. Clinfton Chenier’s “My Soul” would then return for the second time in four shows.The first set continued with more tour debuts, including classics like “NICU,” “It’s Ice,” and “Ocelot.” After that, Mike Gordon took the lead on the song “Fuck Your Face,” which Trey commented was his second-favorite song in Phish’s catalog. He then had Jon Fishman lead his favorite, the new song “Ass Handed.” Fishman also took the rhythmic lead with some pounding drums on the rocker, “Saw It Again.” The softer Big Boat tune “Running Out Of Time” followed, providing a cool-down moment before the band played their first Junta song of the tour, “David Bowie.” This was a jamming way to end the set!Phish opened up their second set with an unusual choice, “Dog Faced Boy.” Played for the first time in 50 shows (8/11/15), the song has never served as a set opener in its 22 year history. The bluesy rock got the second set going, and “Seven Below” kept things going with some light guitarwork from Trey. The band again played “Petrichor,” issuing their fourth version of the composition in eight shows.“Maze” followed, bringing up the energy with a great second set rendition of the Rift classic. The band chose to include one of their older ballads, “Dirt,” next. The song’s whistling shuffle was a welcomed sentimental moment in the set, but the real improvisational meat of the set had yet to come. The band brought out “I Always Wanted It This Way” for the second time of the tour, really settling in with a great funk jam. Page McConnell rocked the vocals and lead the synth-heavy song through its longest version yet. After 12 minutes or so, it was Trey that careened into a huge “Piper” that saw the guitarist take the band into a stop-and-start, speed funk territory. The “I Always Wanted It This Way > Piper” was a true highlight of the night.Finally, the band closed out the set with the fan-favorite, “Bug.” The awesome rendition captured some of Anastasio’s most melodic playing of the night, encapsulating the energy of the evening to close out the set. After the short break, Phish returned to the stage for a rare take on “Buffalo Bill” for the first time since Magnaball, before capping the evening off with an awesome take on the Velvet Underground‘s “Rock and Roll”.Phish returns to Grand Prairie, TX for the second night of the run tonight. You can check out the full setlist below.Setlist: Phish at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX – 10/24/16Set 1: No Men In No Man’s Land, Breath and Burning, Poor Heart, Wolfman’s Brother, Water in the Sky, My Soul, NICU, It’s Ice > Ocelot, Fuck Your Face, Ass Handed, Saw It Again, Running Out of Time, David BowieSet 2: Dog Faced Boy, Seven Below, Petrichor, Maze > Dirt, I Always Wanted It This Way > Piper, BugEncore: Buffalo Bill > Rock and Rolllast_img read more

Phillies’ Jake Arrieta critical of Bryce Harper’s fourth-inning ejection in loss to Mets

first_imgThe loss dropped Philadelphia’s record to 12-10 and in a tie with the Mets for the lead in the National League East. This was an odd game as it didn’t start until 8:45 p.m. ET due to a weather delay, but the Phillies never got going at the plate, scoring just one run on three hits mostly against starter Steven Matz, who had allowed eight runs (six earned) without recording an out in his last time out.Arrieta wasn’t bad as he allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings of work in the loss, but he was also critical of how he and the team came out for a game they really wanted to win, even if it is early in the season.”We were flat from start to finish. Two-hour delay, it doesn’t matter. We have to be ready to play. We weren’t, and it showed,” he said. “The dugout was flat. The defense wasn’t good. Didn’t throw the ball well as a staff overall. We got beat. We started at 8:45. I don’t think our guys were ready to play. We’ve got to come out (Tuesday) ready to play.” Jake Arrieta knows what it takes to win a championship. In 2016, he helped the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908.When a guy experiences something like that, he comes to understand that every game matters — even ones in April — and every player has to be on the field. So when the Phillies lost to the Mets 5-1 on Monday and Bryce Harper was ejected in the fourth inning, he noticed, and he let his right fielder know it. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN”Look, I mean, (Harper’s) got to understand we need him in right field,” Arrieta said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I don’t care how bad the umpire is. He wasn’t great for either side. I’m out there trying to make pitches, and he misses some calls. So what? We need him out there. I need him in right field, I need him at the plate, and he wasn’t there. So that hurts.”Harper wasn’t even ejected after arguing his own balls and strikes. He was tossed during a Cesar Hernandez at-bat when he yelled from the dugout and was subsequently run by home plate umpire Mark Carlson.Carlson later told pool reporters he heard comments from the dugout “that were inappropriate” and tossed Harper soon after.There were some on-field fireworks at Citi Field as both Gabe Kapler and Bryce Harper argue with home plate umpire Mark Carlson.Bryce Harper has been ejected from the game.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 23, 2019Harper was honest after the game, saying he has to be more in control even when he gets emotional.“It just can’t happen from my side,” Harper said. “In a game like that against the Mets, division rival, it just can’t happen, for me, myself and this team as well. We’re a better team with me in the lineup, and I’ve got to stay in there.”last_img read more

Hodgson praises Palaces Schlupp

first_imgThe 26-year-old winger has been playing very well recently with Crystal Palace, and the team’s manager wanted to recognize that.Winger Jeffrey Schlupp scored in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup Fifth Round.And thanks to his goal, the team will play in the Quarterfinals for the second time in 23 years.This is why Palace boss Roy Hodgson took some time off to praise his footballer.“He’s been fantastic this season, especially these last games,” the manager was quoted by The Standard.“It was another important goal, his fifth and that’s not bad coming from midfield, playing in a position where he has to do a lot of defending.”“It was a cracking goal, to run from two yards in your own half, hold the ball that long, hold off challenges then strike it as well as he did was a great start for us,” he added.Schlupp is a German-born Ghanian footballer who came out of the Leicester City youth system.He played for the Foxes from 2010 to 2017, with a small loan to Brentford in 2011.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But he was bought by Crystal Palace on the summer of 2017, where he is enjoying good progress.“We obviously knew if we got past this round, we’d be in a good position to get to Wembley,” Schlupp added.“Of course this is a special tournament and hopefully with the luck of the draw we might get a ‘lesser’ team, if that’s what you want to call it, to have a better chance of getting through.”“But obviously any trip to Wembley is special and hopefully we can do that,” the winger concluded.That winning feeling! 🎉Our Crystal Palace hospitality ticket winner @twitisme had a blast being shown around the ground, having a fabulous meal at Speroni’s restaurant along with the best seats in the house 👍We hope you enjoyed it Wayne! 😃#CPFC— Otto Van (@ottovanuk) February 15, 2019last_img read more