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

Driver caught travelling at almost double the speed limit in Letterkenny

first_img Facebook Previous article20 people awaiting admission at LUHNext articleIrish Rural Link say Donegal worst hit with decline News Highland Google+ Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – September 11, 2018 Facebook News Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further center_img WhatsApp Driver caught travelling at almost double the speed limit in Letterkenny Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit have stopped a vehicle travelling at almost double the speed limit.The motorist was detected doing 99km/hr in a built up 50km/h zone.The driver received 3 points and a Fixed Penalty Charge Notice. Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

Dorset Inn, Vermont’s oldest, sold

first_imgDorset Inn, Vermont’s oldest, soldFebruary 4, 2008The Dorset Inn has been sold by Sissy Hicks to Vermont Mountain Retreat, LLC. The Dorset Inn, Vermont’s oldest continuously operating inn, has been offering lodging, fine dining, and traditional New England hospitality for over 200 years.Former owner, Sissy Hicks owned The Dorset Inn since 1983. Sissy was chef/owner. Sissy is well renowned for her elegant comfort food. Sissy treated the Inn as her home and created a place of warmth, comfort, and elegance for guests to come from afar and nearby to relax and enjoy her delicious food.Steve and Lauren Bryant are residents of Manchester, Vermont. They formerly owned The Inn at Weston. They are co-owners of The Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden, VT. Lauren is an interior decorator and will focus on fine-tuning the guest rooms. The Bryant’s are very honored to carry on Sissy’s legacy of fine food and comfort lodging.Sissy will remain cooking at the Dorset Inn while training a chef to follow in her footsteps and to carry on the Dorset Inn traditions. Sissy will remain in the area and you will surely see her around.Brian Knight of CBI, Manchester, Vermont, managed the transaction. CBI is New England’s largest privately held business brokerage firm. More information is available about CBI at is external).last_img read more

Rystad Energy: 2020 will be a record year for Australian renewable energy development

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Despite a massive drop in renewable energy investment seen last year, Australia’s renewable energy sector is forecast to have another record year in 2020. According to consultancy Rystad Energy, large-scale PV projects will be the largest source of new capacity additions this year, totaling 1.96 GW.Four large-scale PV projects, each with a capacity of 200 MW or more, are set to complete commissioning this year: Darlington Point (275 MW), Limondale (249 MW), Kiamal Stage 1 (200 MW) and Sunraysia (200 MW). The capacity to come online is geographically concentrated in New South Wales, with 51.5% – or 1.01 GW – scheduled to start operation in the state, Rystad finds.Overall, 3.6 GW of renewable energy capacity is expected to complete commissioning, up from 2.6 GW in 2019. Wind development will account for 1.57 GW, while 0.1 GW will come from batteries. It is also likely that new markets will begin to open up as pilot hydrogen projects come online and the off-grid sector takes off, led by the mining and oil & gas industries, Rystad finds. “The Australian renewables sector has been through a bit of a quiet spell as few new projects have broken ground in recent months, but we expect the industry to bounce back in the second half of 2020,” says Gero Farruggio, Head of Australia at Rystad Energy. “Projects with power purchase agreements (PPAs) and winners of government auction schemes and grants are scheduled to enter the construction phase, developers will be shifting to more favorable parts of the grid in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and projects are lining up in central and northern New South Wales to replace the coal-fired Liddell power plant that is due to close by April 2023.”Rystad Energy expects between 1.0 GW and 1.5 GW of new utility PV projects will break ground in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) in 2020. These projects will be located in southeast Queensland, central and northern New South Wales and central/eastern Victoria. For utility wind, there are currently projects representing 7.9 GW that have received development approval. This includes about 5.3 GW of projects larger than 350 MW and located in favorable parts of the grid with owners that have development experience, Rystad says.[Marija Maisch]More: Australia poised for record large-scale PV rollout in 2020 Rystad Energy: 2020 will be a record year for Australian renewable energy developmentlast_img read more

FAWL program to focus on worklife balance in the legal profession

first_imgAward-winning author and lawyer Holly English is the keynote speaker at the Florida Association for Women Lawyer’s Midyear luncheon January 21 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Miami Hyatt Regency Downtown as part of a joint meeting with the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida Chapter.FAWL also will offer a CLE program the same day titled “Taking Charge of Your Career: Best Practices for Women Lawyers.”English is the author of Gender on Trial: Sexual Stereotypes and Work/Life Balance in the Legal Workplace. What started as a book on women’s issues in legal workplaces expanded through the interviewing process to a discussion about gender stereotypes that continue to plague both women and men in the legal profession. In the words of the author, “[W]e are now in a post-discrimination era.. . . The fundamental battle for acceptance has been won, at least in public. Blatant sex discrimination, as evidenced by hostility and rejection of women based strictly on gender, is greatly reduced. The most important gender issues today are ‘work/life balance,’ usually expressed as a problem of retaining women in the workplace.” English has a general litigation practice with a concentration in employment law in New Jersey and writes a regular column on issues affecting lawyers and their professional development for New York Law Journal.The cost for the luncheon is $35 in advance/$40 at the door for FAWL, NAWL and ACC members and $40 in advance/$45 at the door for nonmembers. To register, call the FAWL office at (850) 894-0055 or visit the FAWL Web site ( to obtain the registration form. Space will be limited and registration must be made prior to January 17 to ensure meal availability.FAWL also joins with the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida Chapter, to present the third in a nationwide series of continuing education programs — “Taking Charge of Your Career: Best Practices for Women Lawyers.”The moderator for the first segment of the program titled “Gender Bias Today” will be Jennifer Coberly, a member of the Bar’s Board of Governors from Miami. Featured panelists include: Hilarie Bass of Miami, a member of the ABA Commission on Women; Professor Mary I. Combs, University of Miami School of Law; and Judge Patricia Seitz of the U.S. Southern District of Florida. The discussion will focus on whether there is a “second glass ceiling,” the subtle issues of gender discrimination today, and tips for how to understand and handle the impact and confines of gender roles as they relate to your practice in 2005.“Developing Client Relationships: How In-House Counsel Selects Outside Counsel” is the title of the second portion of the program, in which a cross-section of in-house lawyers discuss how they select outside counsel, including the key factors that clients look for in outside counsel and how client relationships are solidified. The moderator, Dorian S. Denburg, the rights-of-way counsel for Bell South corporation’s Atlanta office, will lead the panel composed of Marianne Hurd Nation, deputy general counsel of Ivan Corporation in Miami; Eileen Kett, general counsel of Club Med in Coral Gables; Marcy H. Kammerman, general counsel for Tarragon South Development Corporation in Ft. Lauderdale; and Arlene Finkelstein, counsel for Siemens Communications, Inc., and president of the Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida Chapter in Boca Raton.The program concludes with a segment titled “Organizational and Firm Leadership.” Former ABA President Martha W. Barnett of Tallahassee will moderate the discussion about why more women aren’t in top leadership positions in the legal profession and what essential skills women lawyers must master to achieve success and leadership positions in law firms and other organizations. Panelists will include Angela H. Orkin, executive director of the Florida Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Program; Florida Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson of Tallahassee; and Evett Simmons of Port St. Lucie, a former president of the National Bar Association.The cost for the CLE program is $70 in advance/$85 at the door for FAWL, NAWL, and ACC members and $80 in advance/$95 at the door for nonmembers and students. The cost for both the CLE program and luncheon is $100 in advance/$115 at the door for FAWL, NAWL, and ACC members and $120 in advance/$135 at the door for nonmembers. Registration must be made prior to January 17 to ensure meal availability at the luncheon.To register, call the FAWL office at (850) 894-0055 or visit the FAWL Web site ( to obtain a copy of the registration form. January 1, 2005 Regular News FAWL program to focus on worklife balance in the legal professioncenter_img FAWL program to focus on worklife balance in the legal professionlast_img read more

FHP Tracks Down Vehicle Possibly Involved in Shooting 13 Cars on Central Florida’s I-4

first_imgThe Florida Highway Patrol announced Thursday they have located a vehicle that was possibly involved, although they did not provide details.Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tweeted that it appeared as if a small caliber, pellet or BB gun may have been involved, although that remains unconfirmed. He does not believe it was a targeted sniper situation.One victim says his driver-side back window was struck with either a pellet or BB gun, but he did not hear anything until his window actually cracked.Multiple law enforcement agencies are now investigating the incident. Authorities are investigating reports of multiple vehicles being fired upon Wednesday on I-4 between northern Seminole County and southern Volusia County.Officials say that no one was injured, although at least 13 cars were struck.Remember that INITIAL info often turns out wrong. 6 callers reporting damage by gunshots on I-4 from the Seminole Co. line, east to I-95 and north to the Flagler line. No injuries. Preliminarily it looks like a small caliber/pellet/BB gun may be involved, but that is unconfirmed.— Mike Chitwood (@SheriffChitwood) January 2, 2020last_img read more