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

Witnesses’ Evidence Cannot Be Discarded As A Whole Merely Because There Are Exaggerations, Reiterates Supreme Court

first_imgNews UpdatesWitnesses’ Evidence Cannot Be Discarded As A Whole Merely Because There Are Exaggerations, Reiterates Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 May 2021 7:03 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that evidence given by a witness can not be discarded as a whole on the ground that it is exaggerated.”To make a mountain out of a molehill, the molehill shall have to exist primarily. A Court of law, being mindful of such distinction is duty bound to disseminate ‘truth’ from ‘falsehood’ and sift the grain from the chaff in case of exaggerations”, the bench comprising CJI NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose observed.In this case, the appellant-convicts contended that the statements made by the prosecution witnesses contained exaggerations and therefore it was wrong to convict him on the basis of such statements. According to the FIR, the deceased died owing to a single axe blow inflicted by the accused and the post­mortem report also showed only one head injury on her person. However, three prosecution eyewitnesses, deposed that the first accused gave two axe blows on her head and then co ­accused also hit the deceased’s left ear with an axe twice.In appeal, the Court agreed with the State’s contention that even in cases where a major portion of the evidence is found deficient, if the residue is sufficient to prove the guilt of the accused, conviction can be based on it. The bench observed:24. It is vehemently contended that the evidence of the prosecution witnesses is exaggerated and thus false. Cambridge Dictionary defines “exaggeration” as “the fact of making something larger, more important, better or worse than it really is”. Merriam­ Webster defines the term “exaggerate” as to “enlarge beyond bounds or the truth”. The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines it as “enlarged or altered beyond normal proportions”. These expressions unambiguously suggest that the genesis of an ‘exaggerated statement’ lies in a true fact, to which fictitious additions are made so as to make it more penetrative. Every exaggeration, therefore, has the ingredients of ‘truth’. No exaggerated statement is possible without an element of truth. On the other hand, Page | 18 Advance Law Lexicon defines “false” as “erroneous, untrue; opposite of correct, or true”. Oxford Concise Dictionary states that “false” is “wrong; not correct or true”. Similar is the explanation in other dictionaries as well. There is, thus, a marked differentia between an ‘exaggerated version’ and a ‘false version’. An exaggerated statement contains both truth and falsity, whereas a false statement has no grain of truth in it (being the ‘opposite’ of ‘true’). It is well said that to make a mountain out of a molehill, the molehill shall have to exist primarily. A Court of law, being mindful of such distinction is duty bound to disseminate ‘truth’ from ‘falsehood’ and sift the grain from the chaff in case of exaggerations. It is only in a case where the grain and the chaff are so inextricably intertwined that in their separation no real evidence survives, that the whole evidence can be discardedTaking note of the statements made by the prosecution witnesses, the bench observed that even if the exaggeration of multiple axe blows being given to the deceased were discarded, the allegation that the accused entered house of the victims armed with an axe and hit the deceased on her head, and that she died due to a head injury was consistent and undisputed throughout the FIR and the deposition by prosecution witnesses.Referring to Hari Chand v. State of Delhi (1996) 9 SCC 112, the court said that while appreciating the evidence of witnesses in a criminal trial especially in a case of eyewitnesses the maxim falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus cannot apply and the court has to make efforts to sift the grain from the chaff.The court also addressed the contention of the accused (against reversal of acquittal by the High court) that if two views are possible, the High Court ought not to interfere with the trial Court’s judgment. “15.. However, such a precautionary principle cannot be overstretched to portray that the “contours of appeal” against acquittal under Section 378 CrPC are limited to seeing whether or not the trial Court’s view was impossible. It is equally well settled that there is no bar on the High Court’s power to re­appreciate evidence in an appeal against acquittal… the CrPC does not differentiate in the power, scope, jurisdiction or limitation between appeals against judgments of conviction or acquittal and that the appellate Court is free to consider on both fact and law, despite the self-restraint that has been ingrained into practice while dealing with orders of acquittal where there is a double presumption of innocence of the accused.”, the bench observed while upholding the conviction.Case: Achhar Singh vs. State of Himachal Pradesh [CRA 1140 ­1141 OF 2010]Coram: CJI NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha BoseCitation: LL 2021 SC 249Click here to Read/Download JudgmentTagsFalsus in uno falsus in omnibus Supreme Court Justice Surya Kant Justice Aniruddha Bose CJI NV Ramana Next Storylast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” JUNE 13, 2019

first_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.IS IT TRUE we are pleased that local Channel 14 TV News has decided to end each broadcast day with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner? …we give five (5) cheers to the management and staff of Channel 14 TV for showing American pride? IS IT TRUE that serval years ago the Evansville DMD invested well over $535,000 to purchased a dilapidated and vacant CVS building  located on North Main Street?  …the DMD leased this property to a medical group and they allegedly invested about a million dollars in order to meet their needs?…we are expecting that any day the DMD will sell this property to a private investor for a mere $178,000? IS IT TRUE we wonder if the two fiscal conservatives on the Evansville City Council will be very quiet during the 2019 budget hearings?IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville Employee Hospitalization fund currently has a deficit of $3 million plus million dollars? IS IT TRUE the former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA predicted three years ago that starting in 2018 the City of Evansville will be experiencing a budget meltdown was spot on?  …John Friend also predicted that the 2019 city budget shall be financial disasters?  …he also predicted that the only ways the city can balance future budgets are increasing taxes, make major budget cuts or lay off employees? IS IT TRUE the number one cause for a divorce is marriage?IS IT TRUE that the City County Observer readers are once again encouraging us to consider publishing a printed newspaper? …when former CCO editor and celebrated innovation CEO from Palm Springs, California was asked about the CCO publishing a printed newspaper his answer was surprising?…Mr. Wallace quickly pointed out that newsrooms across the country that are delivering print products are on a 20 year shrinking spree with most newsrooms having less than half of the reporters they had 10 years ago and many are down to 10% of their peak that came in the 1990s?IS IT TRUE that Mr. Wallace has advised the CCO to be very careful about going into the newspaper print business because that has been a proven financial loser for more than a decade?…he also realizes that the quality of journalism has gone way down due to the lack of revenue?IS IT TRUE Researchers with The Leapfrog Group assessed  a couple of thousand plus hospitals using safety data to compile the ratings? …Reachers at Leap Fog Group also stated that patients at “D” and “F” hospitals face a 92% higher risk of avoidable death?  …that Henderson Methodist received an ‘F” rating by the Leap Fog Group and Deaconess Midtown and Gateway had A’s?  …both St. Vincent-Evansville and Owensboro Health both had B’s.IS IT TRUE that sometimes mergers, Affiliate or ACO” agreements between two entities or partial buy-outs sometime result in providing better healthcare and sometimes they don’t? …bigness is not always better? …the bottom line is that the people of Western Kentucky are the real losers in the grade of F being handed to a formerly excellent Henderson. Kentucky based hospital?IS IT TRUE if the past and current administrators of Henderson Methodist Hospital would had purchased a book entitled “Working Outside The Box” written by our good friend Joe ‘Jack’ Wallace (a native of Western Kentucky) they may have gotten a better rating from Leap Frog Group than a F?IS IT TRUE A big part of serving traditional Neapolitan pizza is cooking that pizza in the traditional Neapolitan way?  …that means one thing — a wood-fired oven?…Pangea, has a hand-built, Acunto wood-fired pizza oven, made by a family-owned company in Naples, Italy?  … that four generations of the Acunto family have built this oven, using the same designs and materials as generations of Neapolitans before them? …we predict you can taste the difference when a pizza is cooked in this oven at Pangea-Evansville?  … the homemade Gelato at Pangea is heavenly?  …we highly recommend that you try the infused Liquor specially drinks because they’re absolutely  well balanced and truly one of a kind?Todays “Readers Poll’ question is: What source do you get your daily news from?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] IS IT TRUE its obvious that the City of Evansville doesn’t have a revenue problem but they do have a spending problem? Footnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Final Blow: Rocky Musical Set to Close on Broadway

first_img Rocky also stars Margo Seibert as Adrian, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Paulie, Dakin Matthews as Mickey, Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and Jennifer Mudge as Gloria. With a score by the Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Tony winner Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, Rocky brings to life the story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. The new musical is based on the Academy Award-winning 1976 film of the same name, which starred Stallone in the title role. Looks like the Italian Stallion is down for the count. The Broadway musical Rocky, starring 2014 Tony Award nominee Andy Karl in the title role, has announced plans to close on August 17. Directed by Alex Timbers, the production began performances on February 13 and officially opened on March 13. At time of closing, the musical will have played 28 previews and 188 regular performances at the Winter Garden Theatre. View Comments Rocky Andy Karl Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 Related Shows Star Fileslast_img read more

Hughes: Musings on Packers’ super season

first_imgIndianapolis gave Edgerrin James a ring when it won four years ago even though he left the team in the offseason before. Harris was cut midseason. The Packers can honor him with the same gesture.6. I hope A.J. Hawk returns next season in a Packer uniform. He may not be the big name linebacker he was believed to become when he was drafted No. 5 overall, but the five-year pro has been dependably solid over that time and he’s coming off his best year yet, posting 134 tackles and three interceptions en route to earning a Pro-Bowl alternate tag. He’s also never missed a game in his career. It was an ugly defeat, but it exposed the fact that the Packers had the two bare essentials for a title: (1) They had a phenomenal defense and (2) they had a phenomenal quarterback.The Packers lost that game because the offense shriveled up without Aaron Rodgers. As admirable as Matt Flynn was the next week against New England, the offense floundered in Detroit.Because of the defense, Green Bay never trailed by more than seven points this year and never lost by more than four points. They were always in the game. A ground attack, even for a team that plays in the northern winter like Green Bay, is not a necessity when you have a great quarterback. Five out of the last 10 Super Bowl winners did not have a running game that finished in the top half of the league. Only four were in the top 10.But if there’s no ground game, the defense and quarterback need to be extraordinary to deliver the Lombardi trophy, like the Packers’ were.4. Desmond Bishop, Howard Green, Charlie Peprah and Frank Zombo - how many Packer fans knew those names during training camp (Hell, Green wasn’t even on the team until Week 8)? Both spent the majority of their careers elsewhere before spending a good amount of time in Green Bay late in their careers. Neither player slowed down with the Packers and neither player had a Super Bowl title among their repertoire of accomplishments. Both felt they were running out of time to earn a championship.For their teams, both stood for the best kinds of football players. The ones that were humble, beloved, worked hard their entire careers, never gave up and deserved everything they hadn’t yet received. They were pillars of inspiration and played important roles in their championships.2. Super Bowl XLV represented the Packers’ entire season in a nutshell. Green Bay overcame 15 players on injured reserve to reach the grand stage and when they finally got there, the injuries did not halt. More than that, the injuries claimed two of Green Bay’s biggest emotional leaders in Donald Driver and Woodson. If you’re a fan of sports teams in the state of Wisconsin, days like Sunday are about as rare as “””?ice storms in Texas.It’s not awful to be a fan of Wisconsin-based sports teams. It’s not a relationship rife with despair. Cleveland fans have it much worse, as do others.But Green Bay’s Super Bowl victory is just the second time a Wisconsin professional sports team has won a title since Lew Alcindor and Oscar Robertson led the Milwaukee Bucks past the Baltimore Bullets in the 1971 NBA Finals.So, basically, winning Super Bowl XLV tastes better than every cheese curd, brat and beer I’ve ever had.I don’t know how else to describe the happiness other than “being pregnant with joy.” After the game, I could only marvel at the season and the team. One random thought sporadically entered my head one after another. I could hardly string them all together into one cogent thought.So here’s a tidbit of the musings that rushed through my skull Sunday night:1. When looking at the leaders of the last two Packer Super Bowl teams, it’s easy to spot the similarities between Charles Woodson and the late, great Reggie White. Although their games may have been up and down, Jordy Nelson (nine catches, 140 yards) and Jarrett Bush (four solo tackles, one interception), kept the season-long drumbeat going without stutter.3. It was in the unlikeliest of places I realized the Packers had a legitimate chance of winning in Dallas this year, but it came after the embarrassing 7-3 loss to Detroit.center_img Maybe it was the extra lighting that comes with a dome, but I swear those green jerseys never looked more beautiful and the yellow never looked so bright.Yeah, the Packers were a true road team, but they embraced the Super Bowl as their home. Being the second-youngest team in the NFL, don’t be surprised if they get comfortable there for the next couple years.Elliot is a junior majoring in journalism and sweet, sweet glory. What thoughts do you have on Green Bay’s achievement? Email them in written form to [email protected] Hawk has a $10 million dollar pay stub coming soon, and Green Bay likely won’t pay it. He’ll have to restructure his deal or find a new team. With the emergence of Bishop and the likes of Brandon Chillar and Nick Barnett returning from injury, it’ll be interesting to watch.7. I’m glad the Packers wore their green jerseys for the Super Bowl. As the home team, they had a choice to revert to the white, like the Steelers did six years ago when they traversed three away games in the postseason to the Super Bowl. The Steelers wanted to keep the theme of winning on the road going and the Packers could have done the same. Bishop had eight tackles – three for loss – and a fumble recovery. Green helped force Nick Collins’ pick-six. Peprah led the team with 10 tackles – nine solo – and didn’t get beat in coverage. Zombo had a sack, another tackle for loss and has the coolest name I’ve ever heard.All of them capped off superb season-long play with the above stats in the biggest game. Here’s to hopefully seeing more from them in the coming years.5. I hope the Packers give a ring to Al Harris. Why not? For seven seasons he was a big reason why the Packers were a playoff team. After his devastating injury and subsequent departure from the team, he left thanking the Packer nation for the time he spent there.last_img read more