Competition winner

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick WELL done to Caroline Keogh from Ballinacurra Weston who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of her choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy.The answer to our film competition in last week’s Limerick Post was Papa Smurf.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s edition. Printcenter_img Previous articleAlcohol was involved in 30 per cent of 2016 Limerick road deathsNext articleLimerick FC and Martin Russell ‘part company’ Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email NewsLocal NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – April 3, 2017 741 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

PBS screens documentary on journalist Ruben Salazar

first_imgThe event featured Phillip Rodriguez, director and producer of the film; Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and George J. Sanchez, professor of American studies and ethnicity, and history at USC.“I thought it was very well made and very well produced,” said Maria Plascencia, a sophomore majoring in American studies and ethnicity. “I like that it didn’t take sides like most documentaries about Ruben Salazar do.”The documentary chronicles the independent investigation into the life and mysterious death of journalist Ruben Salazar, the first Mexican-American news columnist at the Los Angeles Times and concludes that, despite many conspiracy theories, Salazar’s death was accidental.“I have stood up here many times representing my father,” Lisa Salazar said after the film. “Now, this documentary allows him to represent himself.”Salazar was killed on Aug. 29, 1970, by a tear-gas projector fired by a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War, according to the Los Angeles Times. The march was the culminating point of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, which represented Latinos’ goal of empowerment.“Today, even in neighboring communities, there are times when people say they’re American, even though they’re from Mexican descent,” said Laura Guzman, a junior majoring in American studies. “I still see a stigma in the younger generations.”Sometime before his death, LAPD cautioned Salazar about his coverage of the rising Chicano revolutionary movement in the city. Salazar then spoke with members of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and told them he thought he was being followed. Days later, he was killed, and has since become a martyr figure for many Latinos.“It was a very moving film,” said Will Federman, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. “It gave a great portrait of a complex man.”Sanchez addressed this issue of Latino assimilation into American culture in terms of many peoples’ idolization of Salazar.“We had kind of built a mythology about his death,” Sanchez said, “not focusing enough on his life.”Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez is a visiting fellow at the Annenberg School whose previous documentaries include Race 2012, Latinos ’08 and Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream. Rodriguez spoke about his quest to bring new light to a story he believes has been previously mischaractarized because of a lack of true information.“It is a really powerful story about a really extraordinary period in history,” Rodriguez said. “My ambition was to take a story that had been marginalized and put it in the American mainsteam.”Rodriguez was a young boy living in Los Angeles when Salazar was killed and, as a fellow Latino, wanted to reveal the truth behind the “controversial incident,” which he feels has been “shrouded by conspiracy theories because police were very reluctant to reveal information.”When police officials refused to release their records, Rodriguez sought help from Thomas A. Saenz of MALDEF, who was another panelist at the screening, and together they took legal action.“We had to force the police to cough up the details,” Rodriguez said. “And we did so by suing them and winning.”Though the details of the newly released information offered no new conclusions in the mysterious death the film presents a fuller picture of the life of Salazar and his contributions to journalism.Follow Rebecca on Twitter @RebeccaJDancer A prescreening and panel discussion of the new PBS documentary Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle was presented by Visions and Voices last night to a full Annenberg Auditorium, which included Salazar’s two daughters, Lisa and Stephanie.Looking for answers · Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez discusses the investigation of Ruben Salazar’s death as experts George Sanchez and Thomas Saenz prepare to speak on Thursday at the Annenberg Auditorium. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

When do the NFL playoffs start in 2020? Date, time, TV schedule & updated AFC, NFC playoff picture

first_imgThe start of the NFL playoffs this year is timed with the start of the new year. With the 2019 regular season scheduled to end Dec. 29, the first football weekend of 2020 will be the wild-card round of the playoffs.Over the course of three weeks, the 12-team playoff field will be trimmed down to two Super Bowl 54 participants. Though the defending-champion Patriots are sitting pretty in the NFL playoff picture, in many minds, they have been replaced by the top-seeded Ravens as the favorites to reach the big game in Miami. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.Strength of victory.Strength of schedule.Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.Best net points in common games.Best net points in all games.Best net touchdowns in all games.Coin tossTo break a tie in wild-card standings:(Between two teams)Head-to-head, if applicable.Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.Strength of victory.Strength of schedule.Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.Best net points in conference games.Best net points in all games.Best net touchdowns in all games.Coin toss.(Between three or more teams)Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two wild-card participants.Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.Strength of victory.Strength of schedule.Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.Best net points in conference games.Best net points in all games.Best net touchdowns in all games.Coin tossNFL playoff picture 2020AFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.Baltimore Ravens14-2No. 1 seed; division2.Kansas City Chiefs12-4No. 2 seed; division3.New England Patriots12-4No. 3 seed; division4.Houston Texans10-6No. 4 seed; division5.Buffalo Bills10-6No. 5 seed6.Tennessee Titans9-7No. 6 seedNFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.San Francisco 49ers13-3No. 1 seed; division2.Green Bay Packers13-3No. 2 seed; division3.New Orleans Saints13-3No. 3 seed; division4.Philadelphia Eagles9-7No. 4 seed; division5.Seattle Seahawks​11-5No. 5 seed6.Minnesota Vikings10-6No. 6 seed As for the NFC, good luck predicting the team that will represent the conference in this season’s Super Bowl. The Seahawks and 49ers took turns occupying the No. 1 seed before San Francisco clinched it in Week 17, and even though the Packers have a first-round bye, they barely won their division. The Vikings are contenders, as are the NFC East-champion Eagles despite their iffy record.Below is all you need to know about the NFL playoffs in 2020, including a complete TV schedule for each round, how the league’s postseason format works, and the complete playoff picture.MORE: Updated NFL playoff picture | Week 17 clinching scenariosWhen do the NFL playoffs start in 2020?Wild-card games: Jan. 4-5Divisional games: Jan. 11-12Conference championships: Jan. 18Super Bowl 54: Feb. 2Eight of the 12 teams that make the NFL playoffs get just one week to prepare for their first postseason games. And the teams scheduled to play their wild-card games Saturday, Jan. 4 technically won’t even get a full week.The first two NFL playoff games in 2020 will take place on that Saturday. The other two wild-card games will follow on Sunday, Jan. 5. Including those games, below is the full TV schedule for each round of the NFL playoffs.NFL playoffs TV scheduleWild-card roundSaturday, Jan. 4MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamBills at Texans4:35 p.m. ETESPNESPN appTexans at Patriots8:18 p.m. ETCBSfuboTVSunday, Jan. 5MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamVikings at Saints1:05 p.m. ETFoxfuboTVSeahawks at Eagles4:40 p.m. ETNBCfuboTVDivisional roundSaturday, Jan. 11MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamTBD at 49ers4:35 p.m. ETNBCfuboTVTBD at Ravens8:15 p.m. ETCBSfuboTVSunday, Jan. 12MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamTBD at Chiefs3:05 p.m. ETCBSfuboTVTBD at Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxfuboTVConference championshipsSunday, Jan. 19MatchupAway teamStart timeTV channelLive streamAFC vs. AFCAFC TBD3:05 p.m. ETCBSfuboTVNFC vs. NFCNFC TBD6:40 p.m. ETFoxfuboTVSuper Bowl 54Sunday, Feb. 2MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamAFC champion vs. NFC champion6:30 p.m. ETFoxfuboTVMORE: Everything to know about Super Bowl 54How do the NFL playoffs work?Though its seeding process is not perfect, the NFL utilizes arguably the best playoff format across all major American sports. A total of 12 teams — four division champions and two wild cards from each conference — make the NFL postseason each year, giving everyone in the upper third of the league’s standings a chance to win the Super Bowl.The seeding works as follows: 1. the division champion with the best record; 2. the division champion with the second-best record; 3. the division champion with the third-best record; 4. the division champion with the fourth-best record; 5. the wild-card team with the best record; 6. the wild-card club with the second-best record.The team with the higher seed gets home-field advantage in each playoff game from the wild-card round through the AFC and NFC championship games.Below are the NFL’s tiebreaking procedures for the NFL playoff field.To break a tie in division standings:(Between two teams)Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.Strength of victory.Strength of schedule.Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.Best net points in common games.Best net points in all games.Best net touchdowns in all games.Coin toss(Between three or more teams)last_img read more