Call for Public Art Submissions for O’Connell Street, Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter WhatsApp Limerick City and County Council has announced details of a competition for a new public art installation on O’Connell Street in the heart of Limerick city centre.The commissioning of a new piece is part of the multi-million euro revitalisation project of O’Connell Street, that is currently going through the Part VIII (Part 8) planning process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new artwork will be in place on a permanent basis and is intended to reflect the current transformation of Limerick City and the region, while also taking into account the significant Georgian legacy that O’Connell Street retains, as well as its later Victorian and Edwardian interventions – styles which extended outwards as the city grew and prospered.Consideration must be given to visual impact on the street and positive impact on the environment.The commission must be no taller than the top of the adjacent building parapets.The selected artist or artist team must be open to future collaboration whereby the artwork may be shown on multimedia, as images of the commission may be used for marketing purposes.Consideration should also be given to the need to incorporate the selected commission into the larger O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project, and the need to coordinate the installation of the artwork.Proposals from individual artists, collaborations, collective responses, and interdisciplinary practices are sought and welcome in equal measure.The Public Art Competition is being run as part of the overall O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project which will see Limerick’s main thoroughfare transformed into a pedestrian priority area, with improved surfaces, more street furniture, a shared road surface and priority bus lane.A briefing meeting will be arranged for artists, curators and creative producers interested in the commission and will be held on 19th August 2019 in Istabraq Hall, Corporate Headquarters, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90 at 4pm. The briefing session will be filmed and posted online.The closing date for Stage 1 submissions is 9 September 2019 at 12pm.Selection of the Commission will be announced in December 2019, with an anticipated completion date of artwork by end 2020.For more information about the Public Art competition please see eTenders website, RFT number 155363.For more information on the overall O’Connell Street Revitalisation project visit are available for viewing at Planning Department, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 WV78 or Customer Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick V94 EH90 until 23 August 2019.Submissions either via MyPoint ( or by post to the Planning Department must be submitted/ received by 6 September 2019. Linkedin Printcenter_img Email Facebook NewsCommunityCall for Public Art Submissions for O’Connell Street, LimerickBy Staff Reporter – August 9, 2019 791 Previous articleArts and sports funding is now up for grabsNext articleLimerick Post Show, August 9, 2019 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

SF calls on Donegal County Councillor to consider his position

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – April 30, 2018 Facebook Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articlePieta House extension – Audio updateNext articleJimmy Harte to signal Northwest 10k start News Highland Sinn Fein has called on an Independent Donegal County County Council to consider his position over allegations he made last week.Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig claimed that a west Donegal man was approached by Sinn Fein members and that at some point a threatened visit from the IRA was made.This has been strongly denied by Sinn Fein and the man, who it’s claimed was threatened, has said it never happened.Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty says the accusations have been damaging and proved untrue – he says Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig must now consider his position:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. SF calls on Donegal County Councillor to consider his position Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

Inside the Dudley House Co-op

first_img 10Alex Traub ’13 (left) looks on as Zoe Tucker ’13 writes the dinner menu on the whiteboard. The menu includes honey-lemon-cayenne-roasted broccoli, grilled tempeh marinated in soy sauce and maple syrup, eggplant coconut curry, farro with roasted beets and apples, green salad, and chocolate cupcakes. 5Xanthia Tucker ’13 prepares the salad for the meal, tossing the lettuce with homemade vinaigrette. 4Zoe Tucker ’13 (left) and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 prepare grilled tempeh and roasted broccoli for two of the main courses. 3Too many cooks in the kitchen? Xanthia Tucker ’13 (from left), Zoe Tucker ’13, and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 work around each other. 6In the kitchen, spices and herbs line the shelves in an eclectic mix of recycled bottles. 9Xanthia Tucker ’13 plates chocolate cupcakes for dessert. The recipe she uses is from the Flour Bakery cookbook, written by Joanne Chang ’91. The Dudley Co-op is Harvard’s sole on-campus alternative to the traditional House system. Thirty-two undergraduates live in a pair of Victorian houses nestled in a residential neighborhood just outside Harvard Square. The students buy food, cook, clean, and meet regularly to make decisions as a community.Zoe Tucker ’13, one of the two co-op presidents, explains that Dudley attracts students “with a lot of different expectations, interests, and routines, which is part of the beauty of our co-op.”Chores are divided up, using a point system that takes into account desirability and demand. Every day contains 11 regular chores. Students sign up every two weeks for their share of cooking, bread- and hummus-making, sweeping, tidying, and kitchen and bathroom cleaning.One recent evening, three Dudley residents prepared dinner. Tucker and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 cooked a vegan meal, while Xanthia Tucker ’13 baked chocolate cupcakes for dessert. With ease, the three women organized a feast of honey, lemon, cayenne-roasted broccoli, grilled tempeh (marinated in soy sauce and maple syrup), eggplant coconut curry, farro with roasted beets and apples, green salad, and the cupcakes (the recipe was taken from the “Flour” cookbook by alumna Joanne Chang, Class of ’91).As the women expertly prepared the evening meal, the conversation swirled around art, literature, film, and poetry. Fellow residents dropped in to peek at preparations and sample the menu.As the serving platters hit the table, the industrial-sized sink filled with trays, bowls, and pots. Above the sink, a sign reads: “We are not in the least afraid of pots. We are going to inherit the kitchen; there is no doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own kitchen before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new kitchen here, in our hearts. That kitchen is growing in this minute.”Reworking the words of Buenaventura Durruti (1896-1936), a leading anarchist militant in Spain during the 1920s and ’30s, the scenario imagines the pots, encrusted in grease and crumbs, doing battle with kitchen workers. A nod to the leftist leanings of the occupants, it is a fitting sentiment for the nontraditional residence within the House system at Harvard. 1Harvard undergraduate students at the Dudley Co-op prepare meals for the House’s 32 residents. Zoe Tucker ’13, Charlotte Lieberman ’13, and Xanthia Tucker ’13 prepare a vegan dinner with chocolate cupcakes (decidedly non-vegan). Tucker (left) and Lieberman peel cloves of garlic for their recipe. 7Zoe Tucker ’13 (left) and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 prepare farro, a grain, with roasted beets and apples and broccoli roasted with honey, lemon, and cayenne. 12Amanda Hameline ’12, a guest of the co-op, and Alex Traub ’13 share a moment in the kitchen. 11Sitting down for a family-style dinner are Alex Traub ’13 (counterclockwise from left), Charlotte Lieberman ’13, Keerthi Reddy ’14, her brother, Karthik Reddy, who is at the Law School, and Ben Whitney ’13, one of the two co-op presidents. 2Zoe Tucker ’13, one of the two co-op presidents, prepares tempeh, slicing the whole soybean slabs into rhombus-shaped pieces. She then marinates them with soy sauce and maple syrup before grilling. 8Charlotte Lieberman ’13 adds a dash of seasoning.last_img read more

Dueling Races

first_imgTwo creek boat races define our region: The Green River Narrows Race, in Saluda, N.C., and the Lord of the Fork race on the Russell Fork in Breaks Interstate Park on the Virginia/Kentucky border. Both races cover class V creeks, and both attract the best hair boaters from around the world, but their similarities stop there. Here’s a look at how each race, and river, breaks down.Lord of the Fork RaceOctober 17-18, 2011The River: The Russell Fork “Gorge Run” is four miles of class IV-V+ whitewater dropping 180 feet per mile through the heart of Breaks Interstate Park and the 1,600-foot deep Russell Fork Gorge. It’s a natural flow river that locals run three to four times a week, nine months out of the year. In October, that natural flow is augmented by four weekends of dam releases on a tributary that pumps 800 to 1,100 cfs into the gorge. “At high water, it’s a pushy river, but still demands creek boating maneuvering,” says Steve Ruth, a local Elkhorn City boater who runs the Russell Fork 100 times a year. The race course covers a two-mile stretch that’s packed with four class V’s and just as many class IV+ drops. “The Russell Fork is a badass river,” Ruth says. “It’s not as hard as the Green, but it’s more dangerous because of all the undercut rocks.”The Race: The first Russell Fork race was started by Olympic boater Chris Hipgrave and his paddling partner Brent Austin in 1995. It was an under the radar affair, with only seven boaters showing up to compete. “We were so worried about liability, we didn’t really tell anybody,” Hipgrave says. “Extreme racing hadn’t caught on yet. There was no Green Race at the time. But we wanted to step up the racing difficulty, so we challenged each other to see who could paddle the Russell Fork the fastest.”The Lord of the Fork has grown from a handful of competitors to a solid 50 in the last few years, pulling in some of the best boaters from around the world. Still, it’s a low-key, grassroots event with no sponsors, no cash, no real registration except for a waiver boaters sign before taking the shuttle. The Russell Fork Rendezvous is a weekend-long celebration that’s grown out of the race that is billed as the “anti-Gauley Fest,” meaning the crowds are small and the boat demos and manufacturer branding is nonexistent. There is belly dancing though. 1 2last_img read more

Working with your socks off

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks out over Willian’s future amid Arsenal transfer links

first_img Matches returning with halves shorter than 45 minutes ‘not ruled out’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:39FullscreenMatches returning with halves shorter than 45 minutes ‘not ruled out’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The likes of Tammy Abraham, Danny Rose and Troy Deeney have all raised concerns about the English top flight restarting amid the pandemic and Lampard says he understands their reservations. ‘Everyone will handle those situations differently,’ the Chelsea manager added.‘People like Troy Deeney, you have to give the freedom to speak out, because people will be speaking from the heart.‘I think we have to upgrade that communication so players know what they’re going through, and then they can make those decisions.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Frank Lampard’s transfer stance on Miralem Pjanic and Jorginho as Juventus offer Chelsea swap dealMORE: BBC set to show live Premier League matches for first time ever with selection of games to be made free-to-air Advertisement Frank Lampard says he wants the same Chelsea squad until the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has confirmed that he is keen to extend Willian’s contract if the Premier League campaign restarts. Willian becomes a free agent at the end of next month and discussions over a possible extension at Stamford Bridge have reached an impasse amid the coronavirus crisis. The 31-year-old Brazil international is demanding a new two-year contract but Chelsea are only willing to offer him a rolling 12-month extension and widespread reports suggest he is set to leave the club. Comment Willian and Lampard were once team-mates at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘Of course they’ll be concerned about themselves, in terms of how training is now is and if the pre-season is a rush they’re going to have to make sure they’re alright.‘So it’s going to have to be something we have to look at, hopefully we can make that arrangement can be made so they can stay with us.‘I would love the squad to look as it has all season, but we’ll have to see how that works.’ Giroud and Willian are both out of contract next month (Picture: Getty)Both Arsenal and Tottenham have been mooted as potential suitors, with Willian hoping to remain in London, but Lampard has played down the speculation by declaring that he wants the same squad until the end of the season if ‘Project Restart’ is successful. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOlivier Giroud is also nearing the end of his deal with the Blues.Uncertainty over player contracts remains a huge concern among clubs if the 2019/20 campaign resumes at some stage, with teams potentially set to lose squad members whose deals expire in June.‘It is still uncertain if and when play will get underway. We have big players [out of contract] so that’s something I’m obviously looking at very carefully,’ Lampard told Sky Sports. ‘The ones who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club, and actually have a lot of feeling for the club. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 May 2020 8:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.1kShares Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks out over Willian’s future amid Arsenal transfer links Advertisementlast_img read more

Fast fact about 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver

first_imgSunday at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, the B.C. Lions play host to the Winnipeg Jets in the 99th Grey Cup.More than 6 Million football fans from coast to coast are expected to tune in for the Canadian Football League Championship.Some facts about the CFL Finale include:Teams: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. B.C. LionsKick off: 3:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, SIRIUS Satellite radio channel 157.Who’s watching:  The Grey Cup is the most-watched annual sports event in Canada. A record 6.4 million viewers tuned in for the 2009 game. Playing surface: Turf fieldHome records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 6-3Away records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 5-4 Head-to-head in 2011: Bombers won both meetings, and have won three straight going back to 2010.Head-to-head all time: Advantage to Winnipeg, 83-71-2 (regular season since 1954).Last Grey Cup meeting: Nov. 27, 1988, in Ottawa, Winnipeg won 22-21.Lions’ backstory: B.C. has been the hottest team during the last half of the CFL season. The Lions opened at 0-5 before winning 11 of the final 13 games. B.C. is led by CFL MOP Travis Lulay and Outstanding Canadian Paul McCallum.Bombers’ backstory: The Bombers are led by quarterback Buck Pierce, who played for B.C. before leaving after too many injuries. Winnipeg also boasts its “Swaggerville” defence.Most Grey Cup wins: 15, Toronto Argonauts.Most losses: 13, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Most appearances: 23, Winnipeg (24th will come Sunday).Fewest wins: 3, Saskatchewan. Cup wins by West: 37 (since 1940). Cup wins by East: 34: (since 1940).Most points both teams: 83 (Saskatchewan 43, Hamilton 40, 1989).Fewest points both teams: 7 (Toronto 4, Sarnia 3, 1933 and Toronto 4, Winnipeg 3, 1937).Most points winning team: 54 (Queen’s University, 1923).Fewest points winning team: 4 (Toronto, 1933 and 1937).Most points losing team: 40 (Hamilton, 1989).Fewest points losing team: 0 (six times, most recently by Winnipeg, 1950).Widest margin of victory: 54 (Queen’s University 54, Regina Rugby Club 0).last_img read more