Bottom Dog actress nominated for top award

first_imgLinkedin Print Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids! TAGSartsBottom Dog TheatreBridge Clearyfeaturedfull-imageIrish Times Theatre AwardsJoanne RyanLiam O’BrientheatreWhat Happened Bridgie Cleary Advertisement AN ACTRESS with Limerick theatre company Bottom Dog Theatre saw her work recognised with a nomination for a prestigious national award this week.Joanne Ryan was shortlisted for the leading actress category in the Irish Times Theatre Awards for her performance in the title role in ‘What Happened Bridgie Cleary’, which Bottom Dog Theatre ran for 11 nights last autumn.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Producer Liam O’Brien described the nomination as “a huge honour and testament to Joanne’s talent”, as well as giving credit to everyone involved in the production.He said: “This is great news for Joanne and for the company. We put a lot of work into it and the judges came down to see it, so it’s great to get that recognition.“It was up to me as the producer to go after the judges and it was hard to get them down to Limerick. I had been in contact with them but I had no feedback from them after their visit, although I knew we were being considered seeing as they were there.“We had a cast of three and a creative team of nine involved. It was a real team effort and we didn’t have a huge budget. In fact, we had a fairly small budget.”Bottom Dog Theatre’s adaptation of ‘What Happened Bridgie Cleary’ received funding from Limerick Arts Encounter and it was staged for an 11-show run last October at the Victoria Snooker Club in Hartstonge Street. It was directed by John Murphy and, along with Ms Ryan, starred Pius McGrath and Myles Breen.It is based on the true story of Bridgie Cleary, a Tipperary woman who was murdered by her husband in 1895 after he believed that she had been abducted by fairies with a changeling left in her place. Previous articleLimerick Hurling tips and odds from Paddy PowerNext articleNew Penal laws 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. LifestyleArtsNewsLocal NewsBottom Dog actress nominated for top awardBy Liam Togher – January 15, 2014 929 Email Facebookcenter_img Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 WhatsApp Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn last_img read more

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Peruvian Police Seizes Nearly 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo August 17, 2020 On June 19, the Peruvian National Police Anti-narcotics Special Operations Division seized 1,466 kilograms of cocaine in La Convención province, in Cusco, and arrested 15 people who carried the drug in backpacks to the Urubamba River valley to be shipped via air, the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior reported.“Intelligence work enabled us to plan and send our agents […] to those inhospitable areas in Urubamba,” Colonel Percy Pizarro Ramón, head of the Police Anti-narcotics Administration Intelligence Division, told Diálogo. “Backpackers move in groups of 10 to 20 people on seven-day trips. Each one carries about 14 kg of cocaine.”Urubamba has long been a transport route for cocaine paste from the Andean foothills to processing fields and clandestine airstrips in Brazil, Mongabay, an independent environmental journalism site reported in December. Airstrips are appearing in new areas, and locals report that they are seeing more and more strangers on foot, likely cocaine backpackers, in the country’s most remote native communities, Mongabay says.“These networks of backpackers have a very dynamic modus operandi, which adapts very well to the demands of a criminal ring,” Col. Pizarro said. “Once the drug produced in the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley [VRAEM, in Spanish] is collected, backpackers take it to a different location in the VRAEM, where another group of people coordinates the final arrangements for shipment in light aircraft.”Narcotrafficking networks look for new routes in Peru to transport their shipments; the frequent seizures in Ucayali department show how important this region is for exporting cocaine to Bolivia and Brazil, indicated InSight Crime, an investigative and journalistic organization that specializes in organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.On March 31, Peruvian counternarcotics security forces confiscated 320 kg of coca base paste inside backpacks, arrested nine people, and destroyed three clandestine airstrips in the Masisea district, Ucayali. The drug was to be transported in light aircraft to Bolivia to be processed and later shipped to Europe, the Peruvian newspaper Ahora reported. “These groups have improved their response amid police action,” Col. Pizarro said. “Initially, they set up clandestine airstrips in rugged areas. Now, they put the airstrips near rivers, beaches; there are [criminal] rings that set up the airstrips.”last_img read more

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