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IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation

first_imgTwitter RugbyIrelandNewsSportIRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season CancellationBy Raffaele Rocca – March 25, 2020 74 Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoronaviruscovid19IRFUIrish RugbyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRugby Print WhatsApp Previous articleSpeech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with stricter guidelinesNext articleEvery household in Ireland to receive COVID-19 information booklet Raffaele Rocca RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img A general view of a rugby ball. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/SportsfileThe Irish Rugby Football Union has said it will make €500,000 available to clubs due to the cancellation of the season following the Covid-19 crisis.After reviewing it’s financial position and agreeing on a way forward, Domestic Games Director Colin McEntee will inform clubs of the application process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The union will also provide clubs with additional guidance and advice in relation to maintaining their clubs during what is very much unchartered waters.Irish Rugby will continually assess the financial implications and damage caused by the crisis across all strands of the game nationally with the duration of the corona crisis being a key factor in any recovery.The IRFU issued the following statement on their website.The 2019/20 domestic season concluded last week with a number of fixtures outstanding. Current government restrictions also prevent clubs from running important fundraising events.We know that this has placed many clubs in a difficult financial situation, particularly with regard to cashflow.The IRFU’s revenue stream has been severely curtailed, however we want to support clubs as much as we can.What are the IRFU doing for clubs?1. We have agreed to funding of €500,000 to be made available to clubs. We will come back to you with further detail as soon as is practicable.2. We will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months from April 1st.Loans in excess of €4 million have been made available to clubs by the IRFU under its current Financial Assistance Scheme. A moratorium on all club loan repayments will be put in place for a period of four months, effective from April 1st, 2020. This will benefit the 56 clubs with payments outstanding to a value of over €150,000 during this period.What can clubs do?The IRFU encourages all of its clubs to draw on any government assistance available to them.There are a range of support schemes for organisations impacted financially from coronavirus.The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has outlined a number of Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses including:• Credit Guarantee Scheme• Loans for microenterprises• €200m SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Scheme• €200m Package for Enterprise Supports• Advice for engaging with revenue, checking insurance covert, talking to your bank and taking immediate steps to manage your cashflows.The IRFU are in ongoing contact with Sport Ireland and will provide updates with specific information on how this relates to rugby.Clubs are advised not to contact provincial branches in relation to funding until an update has been provided centrally from the IRFU.The post IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Week #8 football scores of interest

first_imgSumner County scores and others of interest: Ulysses 57, Rose Hill 7Mulvane 42, Wellington 30Conway Springs 50, Belle Plaine 16 (See stats here).Cheney 35, Chaparral 28West Elk 54, Oxford 0Caldwell 66, South Haven 20Attica-Argonia 56, Norwich 0Pretty Prairie at South Barber.last_img

Three Donegal businesses win big at Independent Retail Awards

first_imgA local shop, cafe, and butchers have many reasons to celebrate today after winning in the 2nd Irish Independent Retail Awards 2019.Last night’s ceremony had ten Donegal businesses shortlisted for industry awards.The winners (pictured above) were:  Butcher of the Year: EWS Traditional Butchers in Donegal TownCafe of the Year: Honeypot Coffee House in LetterkennyIndependent Sports Retailer of the Year: Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure in LetterkennyThe awards were announced at a black-tie ceremony in The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown. The awards acknowledged the contributions of the country’s independent retailers to the overall economy as well as the wide range of diversity that is present in this sector. They also recognised individuals that own smaller chains, whose work is often overshadowed in the bigger landscape. A spokesperson for the Irish Independent Retail Awards 2019, said: “These awards are the leading celebration of the independent retailers that work tirelessly to serve the Irish communities. The event provided a platform to showcase the ongoing commitment of those who treat every customer as a friend, stand as an important part of local communities, where their great service and value, result in the return of loyal locals to their retails.”Three Donegal businesses win big at Independent Retail Awards was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EWS Traditional Butchershoneypot coffee houseIrish Independent Retail AwardsMichael Murphy Sports & Leisurelast_img read more

Raptors 113, Warriors 93: NBA Finals-worthy preview? Not on this night

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – The Warriors did not offer an NBA Finals preview. Instead, they displayed regular-season sluggishness.The Warriors fell to the Toronto Raptors 113-93 on Wednesday at Oracle Arena, marking two distinct differences from when they played nearly two weeks ago. Unlike their three-point overtime loss in Toronto that Steve Kerr called “the most entertaining game of the year so far,” the …last_img

Tech Gifts For Every Mom in Your Life—For Under $100

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? When she doesn’t want to have to lug around a purse, this Fossil phone wallet ($55) is a great option. It fits most smartphones and other essentials like credit cards. The lightweight Withings pulse activity tracker ($100) clips onto Mom’s clothes and measures her steps, distance, elevation, calories, and sleep. It gets bonus points for syncing data wirelessly to iOS or Android phones with the free app. More stories from PopSugar Tech:11 Ways to Have the Coolest (Geeky) House on the BlockA Guide to Hashtags, Every Day of the WeekThe Only Apps You Need For the Best Cinco de Mayo EverThe Jurassic Park Score — Now in Epic Vinyl!Doodle 4 Google Makes Students the Inventors of a Better World The app-enabled Proximo Monitoring System lets her know where valuables are at all times. The starter kit ($60) includes one fob that alerts her when she’s left her phone behind and a tag to locate her personal items (keys, purse, etc.).  What’s better than sleek, practical headphones? A set ($77, originally $91) made from reinforced fiberglass that’ll withstand any damage and that comes with a microphone so Mom can hold all her convos in peace. Belkin‘s CarAudio Connect FM ($100) Bluetooth-enabled accessory connects smartphones to car stereos in seconds. Just pair the phone via Bluetooth, plug the accessory into a cigarette lighter, and voilà — mom can make hands-free calls or play music from a playlist through her car speakers.  This unique, handcrafted cherry wood stand ($55) for iPad and iPad Mini brings some natural beauty into Mom’s digital world. Check out the natural wood ($25) stand for iPhones too.  The new Kindle Paperwhite ($99) boasts improvements that moms will certainly appreciate. We’re talking a lightweight body, battery life that lasts weeks, and a built-in light. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Amazon Prime ($99 per year) is an online shopper’s best friend. She’ll get free two-day shipping on most items, complete access to Prime Instant Videos, one-click purchasing, and the ability to borrow hundreds of books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. This is the ultimate accessory for setting up a mobile office anywhere, at anytime. Turn an iPad into a workstation with Belkin‘s folio and keyboard for iPad 2, 3, and 4 ($100). The keyboard is removable, and the slim design eliminates bulk.  Not only is this slouchy vegan tote ($68) one of the prettiest bags out there, but it features a large removable zipper pouch to keep her laptop or tablet. Plus, it comes in different colors for every mom’s taste! So chic! This Python-embossed iPad Mini case ($88, originally $125) can be personalized with Mom’s initials so it’s uniquely hers. Tags:#mothers day#PopSugarTech#tech gifts lisette mejia Mom, more than most people, needs multiple chargers. Give her some battery power no matter where she is with this supercute kit ($24).  Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.If you liked Mother’s Day gifts under $50 but wanted to up the ante, consider one of these tech gifts for under $100. From chic totes to monitoring systems, you’ll find something for your mom, your aunt, grandma, and your sister. They deserve the best, after all! Why You Love Online Quizzes May 2 is the last day to order iPhoto Print Products ($4-$50) if you want to give her iPhoto books and calendars on Mother’s Day proper. Create beautiful memories of vacations or family outings for Mom, or a year full of family photos in iPhoto.  Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

How To Properly Backup Your Footage on Set Without a DIT

first_imgIf you can’t afford to have a Digital Imaging Technician on your crew, use these tips to help ensure your footage is safely backed up every time.Top image from Livebooks BlogWe recently discussed the ever-changing role of the Digital Imaging Technician. As technology evolves, the importance of having a dedicated DIT on set is becoming more and more crucial. After all, if you’re spending countless hours prepping for a project, and potentially thousands of dollars shooting that same project, you need to ensure that your media is protected as safely as possible. Further, a great DIT needs to be aware of the quirks associated with different cameras, media types, formats, and other variables that will change from shoot to shoot.Again though, not every production can afford a dedicated DIT and often times an AC or even a director will end up backing up their own footage. If this sounds like you, be sure to follow these three steps:1. Always Use at Least Two Hard DrivesImage: DIT on set from Pure Digital ServicesHard drives are extremely finicky and even the best of them will act up when you least expect it. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of having a drive die on me in the middle of the project and learned the hard way that you always need a second backup. Personally, I now make three backups of all of my footage and keep them on three separate drives just to be safe. It may sound like overkill, but when one of your drives fails and you’ve lost months worth of work – you’ll wish you’d just spent an extra $100 for another backup.2. Never Backup from the BackupImage: DIT workstation from No Film SchoolOne of the biggest mistakes that non-DITs will make when backing up footage is duplicating their backup drive instead of creating a new backup from the memory card. It’s very possible that when you transfer footage to a hard drive from your memory card that there could be an issue or a corrupted file in that backup. As you might imagine, if you were to then take that backup and save it to another drive, the corrupted file would transfer over and both backups would be flawed. Instead, always make sure to back up to one hard drive first, and then use the original memory card to create an additional backup.3. Always Have Extra Memory Cards on SetImage: DIT workstation from dit worldIf you think you only need two cards for the project you’re shooting, then bring four. Having too few memory cards on set can cause all sorts of issues when it comes to backing up your footage. For instance, if your cards aren’t transferring as fast as you’d like, you may have no choice but to wipe a memory card before it’s been backed up a second time, leaving you with only one original backup. Or alternatively, you may have one of your two backup drives die on set. Having a second set of memory cards allows you to leave your files on them if one of your drives fail and ultimately the cards can serve temporarily as your second backup.Here’s a few more articles from our friends around the web that deal with the world of Digital Imaging Technicians:Defining DIT: The Big Misconception – No Film SchoolWhat Does a DIT Do? – Jonny ElwynEssential Tools for Digital Imaging Technicians – PremiumBeatGot any tips for working without a DIT? Got any insight on working as a DIT? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

3 Tips for Recording Long-Form DSLR Productions

first_imgIt’s doable, but it’s certainly not easy to record cinematic, long-form productions with DSLR cameras.Cover image via Shutterstock.If we could go back in time and speak with Joe DSLR (or whoever it was who invented the digital single-lens reflex camera) about his decision, I can pretty much guarantee he would not mention long-form video recording as one of his main goals.DSLRs (and many other mirrorless and digital cameras) are marvels of video capture technology, but they’re not really meant to record for long periods on end. For most long-form needs, you’ll need to look for cheaper camcorder options or a few higher-end options.However, for those looking to use their trusty prosumers (like a Canon 5D or comparable) to record long-form content, here are some ways to trick ol’ Joe DSLR into helping you get the job done.1. Maximize Recording CapabilitiesImage via Shutterstock.If you’re familiar with Canon DSLRs, you may assume that the maximum recording capabilities for your camera are 30 mins (or 25 minutes and 59 seconds) if you look at your manual. However, this is and isn’t true in a couple of ways. Yes, that’s the max time built into the camera, but if you just turn your camera on and hit record, you’ll find that your camera does a couple of things differently — and probably maxes out its recording at around 12 minutes.There are a couple of reasons for this. The biggest hindrance is that most Canon DSLRs can only record 4gb files at a time. (Newer cameras won’t stop recording at this point — they’ll simply create a new file.) This is assuming that your camera sensor doesn’t overheat. Other factors like card speed and battery life come into play as well. So what does that mean for maximizing your capabilities?To truly push your camera as far as it can go, you can do a few things. One is reduce your recording quality as much as you can (even down into SD). This will save the most in terms of card writing speed, memory, and battery life. You can also use add-on items like battery packs, or even directly power your camera through an AC adapter. It should also go without saying that you should be using the fastest card possible.2.  Hack It with Magic LanternOnce you’ve maximized your camera capabilities with the built-in software, you can further hack it by using add-on programs. (Note: using Magic Lantern and other third-party firmware voids certain camera warranties, so use at your own risk!) Magic Lantern is a popular open-source software that you can load into your camera’s firmware to gain more control. It’s probably best known as a go-to hack to get higher recording quality out of your Canon DSLRs for RAW footage. By the same token, it can also help you reduce your recording quality by decreasing H264 bitrate and framerates.Watch the 7D Magic Lantern hack video above, or read more about their add-ons here.3. Use More Than One CameraImage via Youtube.Even after maximizing your camera’s capabilities with built-in features and Magic Lantern hacks, you still may not get the full, continuous shooting capabilities you need. If you’re looking to shoot several hours of nonstop footage and would like that DSLR quality, your best bet at the end of the day may be to use more than one camera. With a solid two-camera setup you can work with your camera’s capabilities and shoot in 10-minute bursts. While one camera shoots, you can let the other one cool down and replace things like batteries and cards.The biggest trick would be finding a setup where the cameras can be close enough together to make the footage match. You’ll also get the best result out of this setup if you use two of the exact same cameras with the same lenses. However, if you must mix and match, try to be consistent in terms of sensor sizes, lens lengths, ISO, and white balance to save yourself extra work in post.For more production tips and tricks, check out some of these resources below.Filmmaking Tricks: How to Make One Camera Look Like Two3 Tips You Must Know Before Shooting a Multicam ProductionHow to Use a Third Camera on Interview Shoots5 Affordable Streaming-Ready Cameras for Your Next Live Eventlast_img read more

Vowing to return, Rodman wraps up low-key Pyongyang visit

first_imgBacklash from Mayweather-McGregor will last years, says Duva Warmbier suffered severe brain damage while in custody. Doctors in Ohio described him as being in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” but declined to discuss his outlook for improvement, saying such information would be kept confidential.U.S. and North Korean officials said Rodman played no role in freeing Warmbier and the timing of the release and Rodman’s arrival was a coincidence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThree more American citizens remain in North Korean custody.During his visit, Rodman played basketball with men’s and women’s teams, visited the city zoo, met Olympic athletes and presented the country’s sports minister with a copy of President Donald Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal.” The unsigned book, and a “Where’s Waldo” travel edition, were to be passed on to leader Kim Jong Un, who Rodman had met on previous visits in 2013 band 2014. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman leaves the Koryo hotel for Sunan International Airport on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, vowing to come back again soon, on Saturday wrapped up a low-key and incident-free visit to the North Korean capital.On his way to the airport, Rodman vowed to return and said his “thoughts and prayers” are with the family of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was arrested and imprisoned in the North for 17 months, then released just hours before Rodman’s arrival.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rodman was on two seasons of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” reality TV show.Rodman created a stir by arriving in the country with his small entourage all wearing clothing and hats featuring the name of a company specializing in a cybercurrency used to buy and sell marijuana.Marijuana is illegal in North Korea.His earlier trips generated a storm of publicity, especially when he regaled leader Kim with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” at an exhibition game he had arranged that included some other former NBA players. On the same trip, he suggested an American missionary was at fault for his own imprisonment in North Korea, remarks for which he later apologized.Although U.S. citizens are not banned from visiting North Korea, the U.S. State Department strongly advises against it.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Rodman, who arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, was scheduled to fly to Beijing before returning to the United States.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more