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

Recipes for sharing learning

first_img Comments are closed. Roger Smith, head of learning and development at Marlborough Stirling,reveals his plans for harnessing technology at his new employer. He is 50 (butdon’t tell anyone)How long have you been in this job? Nine months How long have you been with your organisation? One whole year. What does your role involve? Looking at how to help the company achieve the strong growth it expects bydeveloping the skills and knowledge of the people – increasing their bandwidth.What’s the best thing about your job? It being relatively new, I still feel the buzz and the excitement. I enjoymaking change happen within the organisation. What is your current major project? Developing a single supported process for learning and development. Thereview process uses skills and knowledge matrices to drive learning needs andthe individual can choose lots of delivery methods to achieve the learning,from one-to-one coaching from internal experts and PC-based delivery through toclassroom events. All this is supported by technology and available through ourintranet – I told you that I need to spend some money! Preferred terminology – training, development, education, learning? Learning – it implies the responsibility is with the individual, which itmost certainly is – and development. In fact, I considered having stickers madeto stick above the washbasins saying, “You are looking at the personresponsible for your development.” Favourite buzzwords? Knowledge management – the people within an organisation should not just bethe recipients of learning events, but should have a responsibility to createinformation that can benefit others. Organisations need to manage this processand make the best use of the mass of knowledge that exists. This will be a keydifferentiator for organisations that really want to create a sharing and learningenvironment. Most loathed buzzwords? E-learning – or, to be more precise, the letter “e”. It seems tobe a reason for PC-based learning to be charged at extortionate prices.Everyone’s rush to get “e” in their portfolios means that somesuppliers are getting away with a con of massive proportions. The e phenomenaseems to provide a way for good, indifferent and badly designed learning to beconsidered under the same umbrella. There’s nothing wrong with good e-learning,but some of the bad e-learning is complete rubbish and can be downrightdangerous. Are you good at self development? I’m sorry to say that I’m not particularly good at it. I tend to get tooinvolved in doing the job rather than looking towards my development needs. Icould say this is because it’s a new job, I’m really enthusiastic and it’schallenging, but these would all be excuses. Where do you want to be in five years’ time? Doing charity work in South America or Africa. Helping to make a differenceto people who have nothing. What was the most useful course you ever went on? How to talk to finance directors, by Nick Leeson`. What was your worst course ever? There are several. I find that a lot of classroom courses are slow andreally labour the points. It is not my preferred learning style. I likeinformation to hit me quickly and like to able to move forward at my own pace. What did you want to do for a living when you were at school? Be a rock star. It seemed an obvious choice for someone who really wantedto learn to live a life of excess. What was the best career decision you ever made? Agreeing to a completely left-field suggestion to take responsibility forthe running of my previous organisation’s training centre, a 30-training room,200-bedroom beast of a place. What was the worst career decision you ever made? Disagreeing with the sales director and chief executive at my previousposition… Evaluation – holy grail or impossible dream? Difficult, but essential. You must understand the value you are adding tothe individual and the organisation. Even though everyone agrees development is”a good thing”, you must be able to prove to your boss that theinvestment being made is giving the benefits expected by the people, theorganisation and the shareholders. How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? There will be incredible technology – which works. People will be takingresponsibility for their own learning needs and organisations will fullyencourage and invest in the development of sharing cultures. It will become aquestion of keeping up with the demand for innovation rather than trying toencourage it. I will be involved in a truly global enterprise where clients,staff and shareholders will see the value being added by learning anddevelopment. What do you think the core skills for your job will be in the future? E-management, e-strategic planning, e-resilience, e-adaptability ande-analysis. What advice would you give to someone starting out in training anddevelopment? Learn from others, keep in touch with what’s new and keep your mind opentoall things. How do you network? By keeping in contact with people, benchmarking with other organisationsand attending events. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Bass player for the Stones – I’d be the youngster! Do you take your work home with you? Only when absolutely essential. I believe that home life is just as (no,more) important than work and that people need the time to relax and recharge.I work hard and believe I am very efficient and effective when at my workplace.I make no apologies if people think this is heresy. You are on this worldonce… and if you don’t enjoy it, what is the point? What is your motto? Treat others as you would wish to be treated. Describe your management style in three words or less? Relaxed, but committed. How would you like to be remembered by your colleagues? Fair, fun and always looking to improve things; delivered what he promised. Recipes for sharing learningOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img

Omantel Supports Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School

first_imgOmantel, a global player in the integrated telecommunications market, has become a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School, presented by Google and the OSA Foundation. Intended for early stage researchers, engineers and Ph.D. or master’s degree students looking for a new field of opportunity in technology, the event involves multi-disciplinary courses covering subsea optical fibre communication.Candidates will go through an in-depth process of building a modern global communication network, with a focus on submarine system design, submarine powering, cable technology, planning, marine operations and maintenance.“We are proud to be supporting innovation in the subsea cable market and enabling the future of our industry to meet, collaborate and solve challenges. The ideas developed at Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School are crucial to the growth and development of our industry,” said Johannes Boersma, general manager Capacity & National Accounts at Omantel. “We truly believe in the value of continued learning and are committed to the long-term transformation of the subsea cable market. The technological advancements, design concepts and innovations shared at the event will unlock new potential across the entire ecosystem.” Ninety-nine percent of international data traffic travels through the 1.2 million kilometers of subsea optical fiber used in subsea cables today. This data traffic is set to double in the next three years.“We are very excited about the innovative ideas being explored at the subsea school, and to find ways of incorporating these solutions into our own company. Omantel delivers world-class infrastructure to effectively serve wholesale customers and partners globally, and we are always looking for ways to further participate and support the future of a sustainable and innovative subsea cable market,” said Johannes Boersma, general manager Capacity & National Accounts.World-class speakers will cover a variety of topics such as the history and future of subsea cables, alongside the basics of coherent digital optical communications, architectures and management of subsea networks etc.The school runs until the August 10, 2019 at Holiday Centre Huhmari, a lakeside resort in Polvijärvi, Finland.last_img read more

China pays rich tributes to Muhammad Ali

first_imgFrom K J M VarmaBeijing, Jun 4 (PTI) Chinas sporting fraternity today paid rich tributes to Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxing legend and civil rights champion who passed away in the United States after a 32-year battle with Parkinsons disease.Ali, the worlds most-loved and known sporting hero, visited China in 1979 and then again in 1985. He was greeted with unbound love wherever he went.During his 1979 China visit, Ali was greeted by then Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping, who said to him: “You have deep feelings toward China. Very welcome to China and have a look around.””Boxing can also be a bridge which enhances mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese and American people,” Deng had said.Alis motto – “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – is well-known in China and he was hailed as a beacon to Chinese youth chasing their sporting dreams.”He is an icon and a great man,” said Chinas first-ever WBC champion Xiong Chaozhong. “He taught us how to fight, how to overcome hardships.”Xiong recalled a meeting with Alis wife, Lonnie.”Alis wife came to see me in a press conference after I won the WBC title on November 24, 2012, telling me that Mr Ali wanted me to be his student because he had promised Deng Xiaoping that he would teach Chinas first professional champion if there would be one,” Xiong told state-run Xinhua news agency.Chinas two-time Olympic champion boxer Zou Shiming tearfully mourned the passing of Ali, vowing to win a professional title to honour the legendary boxer.advertisement”I planned to go visit my idol Mr Muhammad Ali after winning a professional bout. But now, I can only pray he is at peace in heaven, and free from illness and pain,” the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion posted on his Weibo account.In a tearful interview, Zou said: “I am deeply grieving over the passing of the legend Mr Ali, for whom I have great respect. He has been a great inspiration to me.”Chinese boxer Yang Lianhui hailed Ali as one of the most transformative persons in history.”Both Chinese boxing and world boxing benefitted from Muhammad Alis talents,” said Yang.”He was influential both in and out of sports. He fought against injustice and sacrificed prime years of his own career in the process.” PTI KJV ABH AKJ ABHlast_img read more

Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan eye records in India’s 950th ODI

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli will once again get an opportunity to break records when his team faces the Windies in the second ODI of the five-match series in Vizag on Wednesday.India vs West Indies 2nd ODI Live ScoreKohli, who became the fastest batsman to complete 60 international hundreds in the last ODI in Guwahati, is nearing yet another major landmark in his career.The 29-year-old is just 81 runs away from entering the 10,000 runs club in one-day internationals. If he scores the required runs in this game then he will not only become the 13th player to enter the exclusive club but will also become the fastest to achieve the feat in the history of 50-overs cricket.Vizag ODI Preview: Red-hot India look to extend advantage over West IndiesHe will become the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to breach the 10,000-run mark in ODIs. Tendulkar currently holds the record for being the fastest to reach the milestone as he took 259 innings to get there. Kohli has just played 204 innings so far.Indian cricket is built mostly on perceptions, says Ravichandran AshwinKohli is also in line to go past 1000 ODI runs this year. He is just 111 runs away from the mark in 2018. He has achieved the feat five times in the format already in the past in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.We love this sightHow about [email protected] #INDvWI #KingKohli #ViratKohli (@BCCI) October 21, 2018India vs West Indies: Batting in middle order nothing new for me, says RayuduadvertisementBut it is not just the Indian captain who is nearing a major milestone ahead of the Vizag ODI. Fellow Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan is also in line to break a record if he scores another 173 runs in this match or even in the next game.India vs West Indies live streaming: Where to watch IND vs WI 2nd ODI live streaming onlineDhawan will become the fastest Indian batsman to complete 5000 ODI runs. The record is currently held by Kohli, who took just 114 innings to get there. Kohli infact holds the joint-second place in the list of batsmen who were the fastest to score 5000 ODI runs along with Windies legend Viv Richards.Virat Kohli a fantastic captain and his teammates follow him: AB de VilliersSouth Africa great Hashim Amla holds the record having achieved the feat in just 101 innings. Dhawan will be playing his 111th innings in the second ODI and has plenty of time to surpass Kohli and Richards in the all-time list.India meanwhile, will be charged up and ready for battle when they take on the Windies in their 950th ODI match today. other team has played as many ODIs as India since the format was introduced in 1971. Australia is second on the list with 916 ODIs followed by Pakistan with 899 games.The Aussies however, have won more games (556) than any other team with India (490) in second place.Meanwhile, the last match between India and West Indies saw the hosts chase down 323 with 47 balls to spare in Guwahati with Rohit Sharma (152*) and Kohli (140) scoring [email protected] #INDvWI (@BCCI) October 21, 2018The Men in Blue chose to bowl first and restricted the Windies to 322 for 8 on a good batting pitch with Shimron Hetmyer (106) top-scoring for the hosts.India in reply rode on Rohit’s 20th ODI hundred and Kohli’s 36th ton in the format to reach the target with 8 wickets in hand in the 43rd over.On a flat deck the Indian bowlers did not fare well but the top order took the game away from their rivals in style and they will be hoping to repeat the result once again in their next game Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy cricket stadium.last_img read more