Winners announced in Limerick Edge/ Embrace Photography competition

first_imgTHE Limerick public has spoken and they have chosen the winners of Limerick Edge/Embrace Photography competition. They are:  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ·         Professional Category – Tony Clancy ·         Amateur Category – Natalia Sobiecka  To celebrate the new Limerick brand Limerick: Atlantic Edge, European Embrace unveiled earlier this year, both amateur and professional photographers had been invited to capture the beautiful contradictions of Limerick’s distinctive character, warm yet gritty; proud yet humble; creative, yet driven.  Professional Category – Tony Clancy There were 376 entries to the competition and judges narrowed the entries down to seven in the professional category and 14 in the amateur category. Each of the shortlisted photographs was uploaded onto the Facebook page where voting took place for five days, closing this morning [Monday 02 November 2020] at 9am. More than 10,000 votes in total were cast. Tony’s amazing image captured at Curraghchase Camping Park ‘Embrace the Wilderness’ was the clear winner, chosen by 35 per cent of votes cast in the professional category. Limerick is a vibrant city full of character but Tony’s image also shows that Limerick boasts the most beautiful forest parks to relax, unwind and embrace the wilderness. The result in the amateur category was a lot tighter, with Natalia’s stunning photograph of the River Shannon winning with 21 per cent of the votes. Her riverside image cleverly captures the Limerick skyline, which is mirrored in the calm waters of the River Shannon as it heads towards the wild waters of the Atlantic. Coincidentally the contrails of a plane and its reflection are reminiscent of the angled lines of the ‘K’ from the Limerick brand. The winner of the amateur category will win a €1,000 voucher for Whelan Cameras, Limerick with a month long billboard display in Limerick city for the professional prize. Head of Marketing & Communications at Limerick City and County Council Laura Ryan said: “Huge congratulations to the winners. Their photographs are stunning and each one in their own way captures a different slice of Limerick.” “We were delighted with the response shown to the competition initially with so many entries and then with the reaction and contribution of the voters.” We would ask everyone to continue to take beautiful pictures of the many views, faces and characters of Limerick and share them using #LimerickEdgeEmbrace. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Facebook LimerickNewsWinners announced in Limerick Edge/ Embrace Photography competitionBy Meghann Scully – November 3, 2020 159 center_img Previous articleWATCH: Limerick Ladies Footballers advance to All-Ireland semi-finalNext articleLimerick authors included in new national campaign to celebrate Irish writers and rewards of reading during Covid-19 Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Print Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

“It’s like a Cronut. At first you think ‘Why?’, but then a bakery mash-up can be a thing of pure genius”

first_imgFormer Great British Bake Off contestant Cathryn Dresser gives her view the show’s new line-upThe presenters for Channel 4’s version of The Great British Bake Off have been announced (see p7) – and it came as a bit of a shock.Obviously all the emails I sent to the producers of the show, suggesting I would be a great new presenter went straight into the junk folder! I had also hoped to see one of my gloriously talented Bake Off pals, such as John Whaite or Edd Kimber, in the mix, but this was not to be. But that aside, I love this new line-up – it means a totally fresh, new, vibrant hope for what Bake Off will become.I love that it will have a shake-up and am excited to see what it’s all going to be like. It’s like a Cronut – at first you may have thought ‘What? Why?’ But then you realise a bakery mash-up can be a thing of pure genius.Stepping into Mary’s perfectly polished shoes is Prue Leith, which I am thrilled about. She was the perfect judge on The Great British Menu, has all of the experience and seemed balanced and measured in her opinions and comments, much like our beloved Mary.Prue also did a great job of keeping Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton in check in that role, which bodes well for a banter-filled rapport with Mr Hollywood – a silver vixen to rival the silver fox! Prue makes perfect sense and I love this choice without even needing to see it.Sandy Toksvig and Noel Fielding are our new presenters. Mel and Sue (and Mary) feel utterly irreplaceable, so let’s try not to see it like this.I am excited about this new duo presenting my favourite show. Sandy has her own version of the dry, smart wit we all adored in Sue, and Noel has the zany, hilarious charm of Mel. I’m a big Noel fan!I’m not expecting the pair to be like Mel and Sue and, to be honest, I’m not expecting to love them even nearly as much – at least at first – but for me all the factors that could equal the perfect combination are there.These choices may seem unusual but could tap all the things we love about the magnificent three who are no longer there.All we can do now is wait like an overly-anxious Bake Off baker peering into the oven waiting to see if the meringue is perfect, or whether it’s a weepy mess.Personally, I have every faith it will be simply delicious – ready, steady, bake!last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: 13 crazy stats from the U.S. rout of Thailand

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USA’s record-setting win over Thailand • The United States took 40 shots against Thailand, 20 of which were on target. Both are the most in a Women’s World Cup match since at least 2011.• Alex Morgan tied the Women’s World Cup record with five goals. She also had three assists and eight goals plus assists, the most by any player since 2011. Only three other players have had 3-plus goals and 1-plus assists in a Women’s World Cup match.• Morgan joined Carli Lloyd, Carin Jennings and Michelle Akers as the only Americans to record a hat trick in the WWC.5 – Alex Morgan is the second player in #FIFAWWC history to score five goals in a single game, doing so 27 years and 199 days after fellow @USWNT international Michelle Akers managed this feat against Chinese Taipei in November 1991. Decimated.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 11, 2019• Lloyd and Morgan now each have eight goals in the Women’s World Cup, tied for the third-most ever by an American.• There were just six minutes between USA’s 4th and 7th goals against Thailand (50, 53, 54, 56), the fastest four goals have ever been scored in a single Women’s World Cup match in the competition’s history.• The USWNT became the first team in Women’s World Cup history to have three different players record a brace in the same match.• Rose Lavelle (24 years, 28 days) and Lindsey Horan (25 years, 16 days) are the third- and fourth-youngest Americans, respectively, to record a brace in a Women’s World Cup match.• Mallory Pugh (21y 1m 13d) is now the third-youngest goalscorer in a Women’s World Cup match in USWNT history..• Carli Lloyd (36y 10m 26d) and Megan Rapinoe (33y 11m 6d) are now the third- and fourth-oldest American goalscorers in WWC history, behind Abby Wambach (35y 15d) and Kristine Lilly (36y 62d). Here’s a look at some of the crazy numbers, courtesy of Opta: • The United States’ 13-0 win is the largest margin of victory ever in a World Cup match (men’s and women’s). Related News Thailand wasn’t expected to provide much opposition for the United States in the defending champions’ 2019 World Cup opener, and that’s exactly how things played out Tuesday. The U.S. rolled to a 13-0 victory in the Group F opener in Reims, never threatened by its overwhelmed opponent. center_img • Rapinoe also tallied two assists, giving her six in Women’s World Cup play, tied with Japan’s Aya Miyama for the most in tournament history.1+1+1 – The US is the first team to score a headed goal, right-footed goal and a left-footed goal in the first half of a #FIFAWWC match since Germany and Norway both did so on on the same matchday in June 2015. Versatility.— OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) June 11, 2019• The USWNT has now had 32 different players (excluding own goals) score for them at the Women’s World Cup, making the US the second nation to have that many different scorers in the competition’s history after Germany (34).• Samantha Mewis’ opening goal for USA was the 800th goal scored in FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, with USA responsible for 116 of them — more than any other team. Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan leads record-breaking U.S. rout of Thailandlast_img read more