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

Woman fired after video shows her blocking black man from entering his apartment building

first_imgCourtesy D’Arreion Toles(ST. LOUIS) — A white woman in St. Louis was fired after videos went viral of her trying to block a black man from entering his own apartment building on Saturday.D’Arreion Toles recorded his attempts to enter his apartment complex after returning home late from work. The woman can be seen standing in the doorway, asking what unit Toles lives in, and to see his key fob.“It’s not your building, you’re not the owner,” Toles says in the video before getting past her. The woman continues to follow Toles up to his fourth-floor loft and demands to find out whom he’s “going to see” and “why he’s there.”Toles asked her to stop following him, but she continued as he used his keys to open his door. Toles told ABC News that 30 minutes later police showed up because the woman had called 911.Toles posted the videos to his Facebook page early Saturday morning and they’ve been viewed more than 5 million times. He wrote that the videos show what it’s like “to be a black man in America” and “this is America in 2018.”The woman’s employer, Tribeca-STL, which manages real estate properties, said in a statement on its website that the company was aware of the video and that the woman had been terminated.“The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds,” the statement continued. “We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company.”The woman’s estranged husband, Brandon Mueller, posted a public video to his Facebook page condemning his ex-partner’s behavior.“As a man of color I have spent most of my professional career teaching others the importance of diversity and inclusion,” Mueller said. He hopes that the community will “not allow others ignorance to incite anger and hatred, but to use it as an opportunity to learn, grow, and promote love.”This is the latest video that has gone viral of a white person threatening to call the police on a black person for performing daily tasks.Internet users were quick to dub the woman in the video “Apartment Patty” after a woman dubbed “Permit Patty” who threatened to call 911 on an 8-year-old black girl for selling bottled water without a permit in California.Toles says this isn’t a time for negativity and asked people to send the woman “positive waves of energy.”“I wish anybody well,” Toles said.ABC News has reached out to Brandon Mueller for comment and is working to confirm the identity of the woman in the video.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

COVID-19 vaccine does not need to be halal, Ma’ruf Amin says

first_imgThis statement seems to contradict a previous statement made by Masduki in August, in which he said the vice president had urged Bio Farma to ensure that the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine would have halal certification before it was distributed.Masduki said Ma’ruf, who is also currently the non-active chairman of the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI), would ask an MUI team to go to Beijing to verify whether or not the vaccine was halal.“But that will not be an obstacle. Why? I reiterate once again that a non-halal [vaccine] in an emergency situation is permitted,” he said.Read also: Govt gears up for future COVID-19 vaccination Vice President and senior Muslim cleric Ma’ruf Amin has said the COVID-19 vaccine currently being prepared by the government does not have to be halal, a spokesperson said on Friday.Vice presidential spokesperson Masduki Baidowi said Maruf’s statement came during a meeting with Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan about the progress of the vaccine currently being developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac in partnership with state-owned pharmaceutical firm PT Bio Farma.“The vice president explained an important thing: If the vaccine is halal then that’s good, there’s no problem, but if it is not halal it’s also not a problem,” Masduki said in a statement on Friday. “Because it’s an emergency situation it’s okay to use [a non-halal vaccine].” The halal status of vaccines had previously become an issue in 2018, during a government measles and rubella vaccination campaign.At the time, the MUI issued a fatwa declaring that the measles-rubella (MR) vaccine was mubah (permitted for use by Muslims) despite containing materials derived from pigs, because a halal vaccine had yet to be made, constituting a “sharia emergency.”However, despite the fatwa, the Riau Islands chapter of the MUI still urged Muslims to reject the vaccine. “If the MR vaccine is really so important then we call on the government to quickly make one that is halal and safe for Muslims,” Riau Islands MUI secretary Ustadz Santoso said at the time. (kmt) Topics :last_img read more

2018 Lagos Kids Mini-Marathon Holds Today in Ikoyi

first_imgThe second edition of the Lagos Kids Mini-marathon organised by the St Saviour’s School Ikoyi Endowment Fund is scheduled to hold today in Ikoyi Lagos.The 2017 inaugural edition was well attended with over 1000 children representing 22 schools in Lagos.It also attracted guests like Kate Henshaw, Alibaba Akpobome, Asisat Oshoala, Chief Mary Onyali, Eku Edewor, Maje Ayida. Organisers have promised that this year’s edition promises to be even bigger and better. Themed “Active Kids Rock”, the mini-marathon is recognised as Nigeria’s only kids-focused marathon and will see children participating in the 1.2km, 3km, and 5km distance races respectively. Although the event is kids focused, the mini-marathon is designed as a fun day of family outing with exciting activities planned for kids and parents. This event is supported by AXA Mansard, Access Bank and MTN.Part of the proceeds from the event will be used to support Slum 2 School Africa, a volunteer-driven social organisation working to empower disadvantaged children in disadvantaged communities to realise their full potential through the provision of educational scholarships, health, and other psycho-social support.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

John Fox says Bears have had NFL’s worst offseason

first_imgFox, who also served as head coach for the Panthers from 2002-10 and the Broncos from 2011-14, is sure to draw eyerolls from Chicago fans. He posted a 14-34 record with the Bears before being fired at the end of the 2017 season.It’s also worth noting Fox was the team’s head coach when they cut their all-time leading scorer, kicker Robbie Gould.In Fox’s defense, though, the kicking situation in Chicago has been atrocious. The team is now left with Eddy Piñeiro and Elliott Fry after Cody Parkey and Chris Blewitt were cut. But Fox wasn’t alone, as former offensive lineman Damien Woody also singled out the Bears during the show.”Losing (defensive coordinator) Vic Fangio … I think is huge,” Woody said. “That Chicago Bears defense, it literally fueled their offense. It’s the identity of the Bears. And when you lose a talented defensive coordinator like that, I think there’s going to be some slippage there.” Whether Johnny Manziel plays in XFL ‘remains to be seen,’ Oliver Luck says Speaking during ESPN’s “NFL Live” on Monday, Fox shared his thoughts on his former team more than a year removed from his tenure at the helm.”I think when you’re going to play defense, you’re going to lean on takeaways to help a young offense, and you don’t have a kicker, a reliable kicker, that you’re going to need those points from after some of those turnovers,” Fox said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “I think the kicking question is really big right now in Chicago. And I think that might be a problem for them in the season.” Related News Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons, joins ESPN as analyst John Fox hasn’t been impressed by the Bears this offseason.In fact, the former Chicago coach and current ESPN analyst thinks they have had the worst offseason of any team in the league. Todd Gurley injury update: Trainer confirms ‘arthritic component’ to bothersome kneelast_img read more

Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United to miss out on prolific Bundesliga star

first_img1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund Real Madrid are confident they will beat the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to the signing of £65m-rated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Borussia Dortmund striker is enjoying a sensational run of form in front of goal this season, scoring 32 goals in 36 appearances.The Gabon international’s form has raised eyebrows across Europe and Dortmund are bracing themselves for an influx of offers for the forward in the summer.Arsenal are on the hunt for a striker and Arsene Wenger is understood to be a huge fan of Aubameyang. Elsewhere, United and Chelsea are also monitoring the striker’s situation and have scouted the 26-year-old on several occasions.But, according to Bild, Real are the frontrunners to land Aubameyang during the summer transfer window and the player is understood to be favouring a move to the Bernabeu.last_img read more