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

A cute pain

first_imgBy Mike IsbellUniversity of GeorgiaBaby animals and baby humans are a lot alike in one sense:they’re both cute — well, except for baby buzzards (those thingsare ugly).Baby chicks and ducks, especially, are cute — for a while. Butthey grow into large, mature animals fairly quickly and losetheir cuteness even quicker.Hundreds of baby chicks and ducks and even baby rabbits arebought this time of year and given to small children as Easterpresents. And I can tell you from personal experience whathappens when a child gets one of these Easter pets.Lindsay’s duckMy oldest daughter, Lindsay, was about 2 years old when her PapaBill gave her a baby duck for Easter. Lindsay loved it. As amatter of fact, she almost loved it to death.”Lindsay! Don’t tote the duck by its neck!” we would tell her aswe pried the poor duck out of her tightly clasped hand.For the first week, the duck was small enough to stay in a bigbox in the house, and everything was fine. My daughter loved thatfuzzy little yellow ball with a head and two feet. And I mustadmit, I kind of liked the “cheep, cheep” sound it made.Occasionally changing the paper bedding in the box and makingsure the duck had plenty to eat and drink was about all we had todo to keep it.Ducks growBut as time went on, the duck wouldn’t stay in the box. And if itdid, I sort of wished it hadn’t because of the mess it would makein the box. I guess it was a whole lot better to have the mess inthe box than all over the house.Give a duck enough time, and nature has a definite plan for it.It wasn’t long before the fuzz changed to feathers, the “cheep”changed to “quack,” the cute changed to ugly and the duck wentoutside.An Easter duck outside creates other problems. For one thing, Imust have been firmly imprinted into the heart and mind of thatduck. It thought I was its mama. I couldn’t go anywhere outsidewithout that stupid duck following right at my heels.Finding a homeI carried it to the pond in the pasture behind our house, whereit swam contentedly until it realized I’d left it there. A duckin a big hurry can waddle really fast. It almost beat me back tothe house.And I didn’t dare go outside barefooted. I didn’t like coldsurprises on the bottom of my bare foot.By now, Lindsay had all but forgotten about the duck. So I put itwith other ducks in a friend’s pond several miles away. It stayedthis time.If you’re thinking about giving a baby animal as an Easterpresent, please consider the parents. Ask if they really want oneand if they can and will take care of it.Consider the animal itself. Far too many of these animals arecruelly abandoned. They deserve better than that.Yes, baby animals are cute. But they don’t stay that way.last_img read more

6 ways financial marketers can improve their online reputation

first_img continue reading » The banking industry’s reputation got clobbered during the Great Recession. While financial services’ image rebounded somewhat, surveys now show that it is sliding again.Causes include data breaches, systems failures, and poor customer experiences. Indeed, social media makes it easy for unhappy consumers to share unfortunate in-branch and other experiences through online reviews and attacks that bring out more anger from fellow posters, with potentially massive reach.Star ratings have been dropping significantly among some well-known banking brands, according to industry data. Given such indications as Adweek’s finding that 93% of Millennials say they rely on blogs and customer reviews before making a purchase, low star ratings and poor online reviews about wait times, branch personnel competence, and parking and account-related fees clearly harm reputations of individual brands as well as the industry.How can financial marketers reverse this trend? And potentially get ahead? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Professor writes book on medicine

first_imgWith the release of his first book, The End of Illness, on Tuesday, Dr. David Agus, a professor in the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine, hopes to make strides in understanding health and in calling for health care reform.The End of Illness calls for increasing preventative medicine. Agus said this concept comes from his dual training, which allows him to view health problems from the perspective of the body as a whole, rather than looking at specific systems.“I am a cancer doctor, so I look at people in the face every day and I say, ‘I don’t have any more drugs to treat you’ … and so we really brought the idea that we have to push to prevent disease,” Agus said.Agus calls his book a comprehensive new look at health.“[The book goes] through all the data and complications of vitamins,” Agus said. “It talks about … going from aspirin to statin to how they can dramatically lower your rate of inflammation and thereby heart disease and cancer.”As a professor of medicine and engineering, Agus gauges his two specialties to provide a unique insight to health.“Biologists try to understand one single pathway and then try to understand everything, whereas engineers realize [there are] complex systems you can’t always understand,” Agus said. “So, thinking like an engineer about medicine really is a whole new way of approaching it.”Aside from continuing to run the USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center in Beverly Hills, Agus has begun looking toward his next project.“The modeling that we talk about in the book, we have received a large grant from the National Cancer Institute to really apply that to cancer; to use the principles — the physics and math — to approach cancer,” Agus said.Since the release of the book, Agus has made appearances on Nightline and Good Morning America.“The Nightline reporter came to USC to see me last Friday, and he was a 34-year-old guy … healthy, skinny and exercises all the time,” Agus said. “We looked at his genetics, and it [turned] out he was at higher risk for heart disease. So, we did a heart scan, and it turned out he had heart disease.”The lack of Americans who proactively try to prevent disease is a problem, Agus said.“The problem with most health care is that you wait until you’re sick before you seek it,” Agus said. “I want to move health care to the prevention mode; I want to prevent people from getting illnesses.”In his laboratory on the Health Sciences Campus, Agus and his team are working on developing a more comparable marker from one person to the next.“Right now, we don’t have a universal marker for health — that’s a problem,” Agus said.last_img read more

Current WWE roster: ‘Raw,’ ‘SmackDown,’ ‘205 Live,’ NXT, NXT UK

first_imgHere is the current WWE roster, including all the talent on all of its various brands including “Raw,” “SmackDown,” “205 Live” and NXT. The list includes superstars, commentators and the current champions.WWE ‘Raw’ male superstars— AJ Styles— Akam— Baron Corbin— Bobby Lashley— Braun Strowman— Bray Wyatt— Brock Lesnar— Cedric Alexander— Cesaro— Curt Hawkins (“Raw” tag team champion)— Dash Wilder— Dean Ambrose— Dolph Ziggler— Drew McIntyre— EC3— Eric Young— Erik (NXT tag team champion)— Fandango— Gran Metalik— Heath Slater— Ivar (NXT tag team champion)— Jason Jordan— Jey Uso— Jimmy Uso— Kalisto— Karl Anderson— Konnor— Kurt Angle— Luke Gallows— Lince Dorado— Lio Rush— The Miz— Mojo Rawley— No Way Jose— Rey Mysterio— Rezar— Rhyno— Ricochet— Robert Roode— Sami Zayn— Samoa Joe (United States champion)— Scott Dawson— Seth Rollins (WWE Universal Champion)— Titus O’Neil— Tyler Breeze— Viktor— Zack Ryder (“Raw” tag team champion) NXT female superstars— Aliyah— Bianca Blair— Candice LeRae— Dakota Kai— Deonna Purrazzo— Io Shirai— Marina Shafir— Mia Yim— Rhea Ripley— Shayna Baszler (NXT women’s champion)— Taynara Conti— Vanessa Borne— Xia LiNXT UK male competitors— Amir Jordan— Ashton Smith— Dave Mastiff— Eddie Dennis— Fabian Aichner— Flash Morgan Webster— James Drake (NXT UK tag team champion)— Joe Coffey— Jordan Devlin— Joseph Conners— Kassius Ohno— Kenny Williams— Ligero— Marcel Barthel— Mark Andrews— Mark Coffey— Noam Dar— Pete Dunne— Sam Gradwell— Saxon Huxley— Travis Banks— Trent Seven— Tyler Bate— Tyson T-Bone— WALTER (NXT UK champion)— Wild Boar— Wolfgang— Zack Gibson (NXT UK tag team champion)NXT UK female competitors— Isla Dawn— Jinny— Killer Kelly— Nina Samuels— Rhea Ripley— Toni Storm (NXT UK women’s champion)— Xia Brookside WWE ‘Raw’ female superstars— Alexa Bliss— Alicia Fox— Becky Lynch (“Raw” women’s champion)— Brie Bella— Dana Brooke— Lacey Evans— Naomi— Natalya— Nia Jax— Nikki Bella— Ronda Rousey— Ruby Riott— Sarah Logan— Sasha Banks— TaminaWWE ‘SmackDown’ male superstars— Aiden English— Alexander Wolfe— Ali— Aleister Black— Andrade— Apollo Crews’— Big E— Big Show— Bo Dallas— Buddy Murphy— Chad Gable— Curtis Axel— Daniel Bryan— Elias— Epico Colon— Finn Balor (Intercontinental champion)— Harper— Jeff Hardy (“SmackDown” tag team champion)— Kane— Kevin Owens— Killian Dain— Kofi Kingston (WWE champion)— Jinder Mahal— Lars Sullivan— Matt Hardy (“SmackDown” tag team champion)— Otis— Primo Colon— R-Truth— Randy Orton— Roman Reigns— Rowan— Rusev— Samir Singh— Shane McMahon— Sheamus— Shelton Benjamin— Shinsuke Nakamura— Sin Cara— Sunil Singh— Tucker— Xavier WoodsWWE ‘SmackDown’ female superstars— Asuka— Bayley— Becky Lynch (“SmackDown” women’s champion and “Raw” women’s champion)— Billie Kay (WWE women’s tag team champion)— Carmella— Charlotte Flair— Ember Moon— Kairi Sane— Lana— Liv Morgan— Mandy Rose— Maryse— Mickie James— Peyton Royce (WWE women’s tag team champion)— Sonya Deville— Zelina Vega’205 Live’ male superstars— Akira Tozawa— Ariya Daivari— Drew Gulak— Gentleman Jack Gallagher— Gran Metalik— Humberto Carrillo— Kalisto— Lince Dorado— Mark Andrews— Mike Kanellis— Noam Dar— Oney Lorcan— The Brian Kendrick— Tony Nese (WWE cruiserweight champion)NXT male superstars— Adam Cole— Angelo Dawkins— Bobby Fish— Cezar Bononi— Danny Burch— Dominik Dijakovic— Erik (NXT tag team champion)— Fabian Aichner— Humberto Carrillo— Ivar (NXT tag team champion)— Jaxson Ryker— Johnny Gargano (NXT champion)— Kassius Ohno— Keith Lee— Kona Reeves— Kyle O’Reilly— Marcel Barthel— Matt Riddle— Montez Ford— Oney Lorcan— Pete Dunne— Raul Mendoza— Riddick Moss— Roderick Strong— Shane Thorne— Steve Cutler— Tino Sabbatelli— Tommaso Ciampa— Trent Seven— Tyler Bate— Velveteen Dream (NXT North American champion)— Wesley Blakelast_img read more