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30 million hits so far for virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel

first_imgTwitter Print TAGStommy emmanuel Email Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick Judge to consider sentence for knifepoint robberyNext articleEight year sentences for Limerick Collopy brothers Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. News30 million hits so far for virtuoso Tommy EmmanuelBy Eric Fitzgerald – July 20, 2016 718 Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel plays Lime Tree Theatre this Sunday July 24Tommy Emmanuel, Australia’s legendary guitarist, has a professional career that spans almost five decades. His virtuoso playing has earned him two Grammy award nominations. Tommy plays more than 300 concerts a year, gathering hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, bringing him from international jazz festivals to shows with the Sydney Philharmonic, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to performances for the Masai people in remote areas of Kenya.Emmanuel has been voted Favorite Acoustic Guitarist in both Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s reader polls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The YouTube sensation has more than 30,000,000 views and you can witness the master in person in full flight at the Lime Tree Theatre this Sunday July 24.Tommy answered  Limerick Post’s questions this week.After 30 million views … Has YouTube and your videos had a positive impact and revolutionised the amount of fans worldwide that are now aware of your music?Youtube and the Internet have had an amazing effect on many artists’ careers. Personally, I have been amazed by the coverage that I get from social media. My career in Europe really took off because of Youtube and then China, Russia and other Asian countries followed.I’ve enjoyed working with creative people making videos and capturing live performances in the hope of reaching into people’s lives and surprising them.Since the ’50s the guitar has been at the forefront of mainstream music evolution. A look at the singles charts today revealed no guitar sounds in the top 10. Will the guitar sound lead the way again in mainstream popular music culture?I think the guitar is still the coolest instrument on the planet. I also think there are more players than ever out there. Perhaps pop music is not as riff-driven as it used to be but there is still a lot of great players taking their music all over the world. We are all thankful that people still love to come and see live music being performed by passionate artists.Lookin’ forward to at the Lime Tree Theatre this Sunday July 24?I haven’t played in Limerick for quite a few years and I’m looking forward to the concert on Sunday. I have a lot of fond memories of playing my first shows in Ireland to really enthusiastic music lovers. Ireland is one of the birth-places of great music.Tommy Emmanuel performs at Lime Tree Theatre this Sunday July 24. Linkedinlast_img read more

USU QB Jordan Love Named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week

first_imgOctober 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU QB Jordan Love Named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week Brad James Tags: Homecoming/Jordan Love/Mountain West Conference Player of the Week/UNLV Rebels/USU Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State University quarterback Jordan Love was named as the Mountain West’s offensive player of the week for his exploits in last Friday’s 45-20 win at BYU.The 6-4 225-pound native of Bakersfield, Calif. completed 18 of 24 passes for 165 yards and a career-high four scores for the Aggies, who won this conference honor for the second time this season.In his past three games, Love has completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 757 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions.Love has currently thrown 109 straight passes without an interception as well.With Love at the helm, the Aggies’ offense is first in the Mountain West and third nationally in scoring at 50.2 points per game in 2018.The Aggies return to action Saturday for Homecoming as they host the UNLV Rebels for a 2:00 p.m. kickoff.This game will be broadcast on Facebook.Additionally, Monday, Love was named as one of the Davey O’Brien Award’s “Great 8” quarterbacks for week 6 of the college football season.Other recipients were Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald, Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, Iowa State QB Brock Purdy, Middle Tennessee QB Brent Stockstill, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson.last_img read more

Foundation hosts disaster training seminar

first_imgThe calls were, in some cases, routed to some of the more than 800 volunteer attorneys recruited by the YLD. Those attorneys handled an equal percentage of landlord/tenant issues and insurance-related issues.Other calls — such as requests for agencies’ phone numbers — were handled directly by Bar staff. Moses said many calls were so heartwrenching that volunteers needed crisis counseling after manning the hotline.Doyle said the Foundation is in the process of establishing a grant program for legal aid disaster-related client needs and a $10,000 donation earlier this year by the YLD would support the Foundation’s efforts in that area.Last year’s hurricanes may have inspired the Foundation to develop a comprehensive disaster plan, but the idea started back in 1992, following Hurricane Andrew. Attorney Terry Coble stood in front of a picture of the devastation in Homestead caused by the fierce, category 5 mauler, and spoke of the immediate needs after such a disaster. Coble, along with Chuck Elsesser, of Florida Legal Services, was heavily involved in the response efforts following Andrew.“When you’re dealing with chaos and the infrastructure is destroyed, you need to realize how hard it will be to accomplish even the most simple tasks,” Coble said.To help legal aid grantees better navigate their own post-disaster landscape, the Foundation hired Coble and others to write different sections of the disaster manual.Often, Coble said, a legal aid attorney’s primary goal will be to help a client navigate the FEMA maze.Although FEMA has a mandate to get information out, Coble said “lower-income communities might not be reached by the government’s efforts.” Because of delays in getting the information out, Coble said, a crucial component of an attorney’s post-disaster legal strategy is to advocate for extensions to file for benefits. All but one of FEMA’s deadlines can be extended, he said. For those who apply for disaster unemployment assistance, that benefit can only last 26 weeks.After individual representation, which Coble said generally involves legal action against insurance companies, contractors, or landlords; the next phase can be more difficult to plan. Elsesser said once the community reaches the “we will rebuild” stage, many of the area’s poorest residents could be left in the lurch.Elsesser said low-income housing generally suffers the biggest losses and a large percentage of legal aid clients live in low-cost housing, and there may not be anywhere for them to go.Sometimes, property owners do not rebuild low-income housing. Sometimes, city officials can be glad to be rid of low-income housing developments and mobile home parks. Often, Elsesser said, that property is zipped through the rezoning channels, paving the way for high-priced condominiums.Legal aid needs to take a proactive approach and identify low-income housing before a disaster, he said. This can be done through the county’s rent rolls and the housing authority’s list of low-income housing.“It is impossible for the community to go back to the way it was,” Elsesser said. “Generally, redevelopment will always affect poor people, and catastrophic damage can impact the community forever.”Elsesser said it was important to negotiate the “Right of Return” for all pre-storm tenants. “If it was tied to benefits and went down, it needs to go back up,” Elsesser said.Immediately post-disaster, Elsesser also recommended advocating for the increased availability of interim FEMA trailer assistance. “Housing vouchers are useless unless there is housing,” Elsesser said, “For three or four years after Andrew, people were still living in FEMA trailers.”Sometimes, Elsesser said, “HUD may release certain developers from the need to repair, but disaster cannot be used as an excuse to exit subsidized housing.”Alice Nelson, a consultant to the Foundation and former executive director of Southern Legal Counsel, stressed that the disaster manual “is only the beginning.” Nelson urged the legal aid representatives to compile their own individual emergency plans. The plan should include a “disaster contingent cooperative,” which would include a partnering law firm or legal aid organization on the opposite side of the state. This law firm would agree to receive your office’s forwarded calls, in the event of a disaster, and vice versa.“You never know,” Nelson said, “Whether you will be the provider or the beneficiary of such an agreement.” Foundation hosts disaster training seminar September 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Foundation hosts disaster training seminar Legal aid lawyers learn how to assist the most vulnerable among us Ripple effects from damage from last year’s unprecedented four hurricanes continue to pound the Floridians who can least afford it.And now in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Dennis and Katrina, weather experts say more storms are expected this year.To help the state’s legal aid clients weather hurricanes, The Florida Bar Foundation recently hosted the first ever disaster-training seminar for Florida’s legal aid programs. The Foundation developed the training curriculum and a companion manual in response to last year’s storms and the flood of problems they caused for Florida’s poorest residents. Nearly 50 representatives from legal aid organizations and members of the Young Lawyers Division listened as guest speakers touched on topics ranging from short- and long-term client issues following a hurricane, to how legal aid societies can prepare themselves and their offices for such an event.“We felt the need for a more comprehensive approach to responding to disasters of this magnitude,” said the Foundation’s Paul Doyle.YLD President Jamie Moses said a hotline set up last year by the YLD and manned by Bar staffers logged more than 11,000 calls last hurricane season.“Our role,” Moses said, “is to prevent those 11,000 calls from going to your office.”last_img read more