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

First California-based US Coast Guard FRC arrives home

first_imgBase Los Angeles-Long Beach welcomed the US Coast Guard’s first California-based Sentinel-Class fast response cutter on August 11.USCGC Forrest Rednour arrived in San Pedro, Los Angeles, where the crew will begin training to become certified in law enforcement and rescue operations.The Forrest Rednour is the first of four FRCs to be homeported at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach and is scheduled to be officially commissioned in the fall.“This ship and the three other fast response cutters bound for California will help strengthen our security and emergency response capabilities in the Pacific Southwest,” said Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, the 11th Coast Guard District commander. “Working with our partner agencies, we will continue to protect our global supply chain, disrupt the transnational criminal organizations that smuggle drugs and traffic humans into our nation, and keep our waterways safe and secure.”Three additional FRCs are scheduled to arrive and be commissioned by summer of 2019. While these ships will be based in San Pedro, they will operate throughout the 11th Coast Guard District, which includes all of California and international waters off of Mexico and Central America.“We are excited and honored to bring the Forrest Rednour to her new homeport in San Pedro,” said Lt. Graham Sherman, the Forrest Rednour’s commanding officer. “We are absolutely humbled to bring this cutter to life and the Coast Guard could not have selected a better crew to honor Forrest Rednour. This crew will do a phenomenal job of serving the people of California by keeping the coasts, harbors and shipping channels safe and secure.”FRC’s are 154-foot multi-mission ships designed to conduct: drug and migrant interdictions; ports, waterways and coastal security operations; fisheries and environmental protection patrols; national defense missions; and search and rescue.To date, the Coast Guard has accepted delivery of 29 FRCs. Each ship is designed for a crew of 24, has a range of 2,500 miles and is equipped for patrols up to five days. The FRCs are part of the Coast Guard’s overall fleet modernization initiative. View post tag: US Coast Guard Photo: USCGC Forrest Rednour, passes by the Angels Gate Light House as it arrives in San Pedro, California, Aug. 11, 2018. Photo: US Coast Guard View post tag: USCGC Forrest Rednourcenter_img View post tag: FRC Share this articlelast_img read more