Limerick’s werewolf invasion

first_imgAdvertisement November’s US election is the topic that got Ireland Googling most this year Twitter TAGSGoogleLimerick 2030 Print Call for changes to Opera Centre plans NewsLimerick’s werewolf invasionBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 1069 First Limerick Twenty Thirty project just six weeks out from completion Facebook World-class Gardens International opens in Limerick City center_img Email Marks and Spencer agreement for Limerick city centre Previous articleCity Hall’s evening expo for Made in Limerick €2.3m worksNext article35 countries land military aircraft at Shannon John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin A CAMPAIGN launched by a group of Limerick residents in April to change Google’s top search suggestions for Limerick from ‘Why is Limerick so rough?’ to ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’ has succeeded, albeit with one unexpected result.Now, when Google users type ‘Why is Limerick…’ into a search box, the top suggestion will now read ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, the fourth suggestion in the list is now the somewhat bizarre ‘Why is Limerick so full of werewolves?’Limerick residents can rest assured that there is no need to run for cover during a full moon, the suggestion is down to a counter-campaign started by commenters on www.DailyEdge.ie following on from Limerick 2030’s campaign.Earlier this year Limerick 2030, a group of Limerick people aiming to promote the city in a positive light, urged Google users to search ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’, as if over 100 people type the same question, it will cause a change in Google’s auto-complete algorithm.The idea emerged after Limerick 2030 members spotted that the top searches for Limerick at the time were ‘Why is Limerick so rough?’ and ‘Why is Limerick called stab city?’.A spokesperson for Limerick 2030 told Limerick Post: “We are doing our best to get Limerick shown in the best light. When people are coming to a city a lot of them are going to go to Google first so it’s refreshing to have something that brings eyes onto what’s good about Limerick.” Gardens International base for Nordic Aviation Capitallast_img read more

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2014-15 Season

first_imgPlaywrights Horizons has announced its 2014-15 season. Among the productions will be a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Bruce Norris, details of which are to be announced in due course. Iowa, the world premiere of a new musical play by Jenny Schwartz (God’s Ear, Somewhere Fun) with music and lyrics by Todd Almond (The Tempest, On the Levee) and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, will be presented at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater March 2015 through May. Mom found her soul-mate on Facebook, and he lives in Iowa. So Becca says goodbye to her beloved math teacher, bulimic best friend, neighborhood pony and her mildly deficient teenage life, and she follows her wayward mother to a new, uncharted beginning. The season will conclude with a new play by Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch, Domesticated), presented at the Mainstage Theatre, beginning May 2015. The world premiere of Pocatello is set to run at the Mainstage Theater November through January 2015. Penned by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, A Bright New Boise) and directed by Davis McCallum, the bittersweet comedy follows Eddie, who manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can’t serve enough soup, salad and breadstick specials to make his hometown feel like home. The Mainstage Theater will next see the world premiere of Placebo, by Melissa James Gibson (This, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, the FX series The Americans). Directed by Daniel Aukin, the comedy will run February 2015 through April. A minty green pill—medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more these same questions pertain to her life at home.center_img This will be followed by the world premiere of Grand Concourse, a new play by Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan, the show will play at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater October through December 2014. Called to a life of religious service, Shelly is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart’s not quite in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic teenaged volunteer with mixed intentions, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. First up will be the New York premiere of Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O’Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum), which will run at the Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater from August 22. The satire follows Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. View Commentslast_img read more

India’s longest burning gas fire is destroying lives

first_img– Advertisement – The blaze that started on 9 June, following a gas blowout in Baghjan area, has raged for about 150 days now, making it the longest such fire in India. Three people have died in trying to contain the fire, which initially forced 3,000 people in neighbouring villages to leave their homes and take shelter in makeshift camps.last_img