Artists to take over Limerick park kiosk

first_imgNewsLocal NewsArtists to take over Limerick park kioskBy Editor – November 12, 2014 1313 WhatsApp Carl Doran and Norma Lowney at the People’s Park kioskOVER the coming months, the kiosk at Limerick’s People’s Park will reopen as part of a series of multidisciplinary residencies.As part of the Limerick City of Culture programme, artists were asked to respond to a simple question:  “What would you do if you could have The Park Kiosk for a month?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The first project in the Park Kiosk from November 17 is ‘Dog Tales’ by Carl Doran and it should prove of special interest to the city’s dog-owners.Carl explained, “I am inviting dog-owners to drop in for a short chat about their dogs. There will be tea and coffee available, a comfortable space for the dog and possibly some doggy treats too!”Carl will then photograph and draw the dog and during his final week in the kiosk he will make artwork for each dog/owner. The project will conclude with presentations, a reception for dogs/owners and a group dog walk.The kiosk has been in its city centre location since the mid-19th century and witnessed 150 years of changes within the city, until the last JR ice pop was sold in the late 1980’s.Each month will offer a new experience, as artists present work made specifically for this iconic building on the southern side of The People’s Park.The kiosk’s interior will be transformed into a green building promoting Limerick as an environmentally friendly and ecologically rich city as part of a project by artist Mary Conroy“I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to work in this little piece of history in the beautiful People’s Park. I’m looking forward to creating something new through a collaborative process”, she said.The artists have all approached the possibility of re-opening the kiosk in different ways. Some see it as a studio, a theatre, community centre and of course a shop. Each month the kiosk, its history and how it relates to The People’s Park and the city will be explored through different media and art forms.Norma Lowney’s project ‘The Theatre Shop’ will  transform the kiosk into a performance space. Norma will develop a piece of theatre based of shared memories of the kiosk, the People’s Park and of Limerick City of Culture to be performed in the kiosk in the run up to Christmas.For opening times visit TAGSCarl DoranCity of Culturefeaturedfull-imagelimerickMary ConroyNorma LowneyPark KioskPeople’s Park WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick welcomes Andrew Stanley unrobedNext articlePensioners arrested in CIRA probe Editor Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Advertisementcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

California commits $1.4 million to combat ‘horrific’ attacks on Asian Americans

first_imgABCBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California committed $1.4 million toward helping Asian Americans report hate incidents and tracking the attacks after a slew of cases — including the murder of an 84-year-old man — has rocked the nation in recent weeks.Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the larger AB85 pandemic budget bill, which includes $1.4 million earmarked for researchers at the Asian American Studies Center at the University of California Los Angeles and the Stop AAPI Hate website, into law Tuesday.California’s move to fund Asian-led community initiatives is markedly different than responses in other parts of the nation, such as New York City’s pledge to ramp up policing.The Stop AAPI Hate site was launched nearly a year ago by a coalition of advocacy groups as the COVID-19 pandemic and its suspected origins in Wuhan, China, led to a new surge in anti-Asian attacks and discrimination in the U.S.The site tracks hate incidents and helps Asian Americans report them in a dozen languages. It has logged nearly 3,000 hate incidents in 2020 alone, though lawmakers believe this is a tiny fraction of the total, as many victims in Asian American communities may not report due to distrust of the government and law enforcement.“I think that’s only about one-tenth, or even fewer, of the actual hate crimes that are occurring, because most people don’t even know the website exists or don’t even know how to properly report a hate crime,” California assembly member Phil Ting, who helped draft this portion of the legislation, told ABC News.“We’ve seen a huge uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the pandemic started,” Ting said. “I know people are upset and angry and they’re looking for people to blame, and unfortunately a few people are blaming the wrong individuals, and they’re blaming Asian Americans.”“They’ve been getting attacked and getting murdered. They’ve been getting spit on,” he added. “It’s been pretty horrific.”Ting said the emphasis on aiding reporting and data collection could help galvanize more action to combat the hate crimes.“Unless you have data, it’s hard to say it’s a problem,” he said. “We all know individual acts of racism exist. Unless you can prove that it’s more widespread than one incident on a corner or one incident in a store, it’s very difficult to justify a larger response.”Ting lamented former President Donald Trump’s use of “China virus” or “Kung flu,” saying these words from the highest branch of government are directly linked to the uptick in anti-Asian racism.“When you see an uptick in hate speech, and I consider that hate speech, there’s always an uptick in hate crimes that go along with it,” Ting said. “Because it just becomes OK to say hateful things towards Asian Americans who have nothing to do with this virus, and then it becomes okay to assault Asian Americans.”“The reason we’re taking a strong stance on this is because hate crimes are not an attack against an individual, they’re really an attack on a community,” he said. “They’re really meant to put fear into an overall community.”Ting implored victims to report the incidents on the Stop AAPI Hate website, which is attempting to break down some of the language barriers and other factors that may lead people not to report hate crimes, even if they have occurred multiple times.“They just try to shrug it off and just say, ‘Hey, this is just something I got to deal with, and I’m just going to move on,’ even though it’s fairly traumatic,” Ting said of many in the AAPI community. “I think in most instances, we just have people who would like to just forget the whole situation happened and move on and do nothing. And I think that’s really why we’re urging our community to please report it.”Richard Pan, the chair of California’s Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, noted in a statement lauding the new legislation that anti-Asian racism in the U.S. did not start with the coronavirus pandemic.Pan cited a long legacy of xenophobia in the U.S., from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.“I am grateful that California will be funding data collection and research at UCLA to address racism and hate against the API community,” Pan added.The Stop AAPI Hate Coalition told ABC News that it has learned over the past year it is “absolutely critical” to invest in documenting, tracking and analyzing the attacks in order to draw attention to the crisis.“The funding allocated to Stop AAPI Hate will support the coalition’s efforts to address the devastating impact of anti-Asian hate, including tracking and documenting incidents in order to proactively prevent future incidents from occurring,” the coalition said in a statement.“The funding will also allow the coalition to expand the resources it can offer directly to impacted community members and families, as well as establish new partnerships with organizations, businesses and governments to develop long-lasting policy and community-based solutions to hate and violence,” the statement added.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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Onuaku day-to-day after injury, expected to return to practice Monday

first_img Published on March 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Center Arinze Onuaku is day-to-day, according to a press release issue by Syracuse Athletics. The MRI on his right knee showed that he has a right quadriceps injury and he has begun receiving treatment. It’s anticipated that Onuaku will make his return to practice Monday, one day after the team learns its NCAA Tournament seeding.Onuaku injured his right knee in a collision with Georgetown center Greg Monroe late in Syracuse’s 91-84 loss to Georgetown in the Big East Quarterfinals Thursday at Madison Square Garden. After coming down following  an attempted block, Onuaku fell to the ground and grabbed his right knee. He writhed around in pain on the floor, while teammates and trainers attended to him. Onuaku did not play the final 5:07 in the game, and was seen on crutches after the game. He previously had surgery on his right knee, along with his left knee.With Onuaku seeming available for the NCAA Tournament, Syracuse’s optimism and outlook will be much brighter. Onuaku is a key cog in the Orange’s seven-man rotation and the teams lack depth backcourt. Without Onuaku, Monroe scored nine of his 15 points in the final 5:07 to lead Georgetown to to the upset. If he were to miss a game, it would put pressure on Kris Joseph, Wes Johnson and Rick Jackson to stay out of foul trouble and play close to 40 minutes per [email protected] is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Win vs. Spartans impresses Stone

first_imgWisconsin head coach Lisa Stone was impressed with Jade Davis\’s cool in the waning minutes against MSU.[/media-credit]Entering Sunday’s game against Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team had not earned a “statement” victory during the Big Ten season.Despite beating then-No. 6 Baylor and in-state rival Marquette, the Badgers still lacked in the category of statement wins as they struggled in conference play.After beating the Spartans, Wisconsin finally got the win it needed.“(We) knocked off the frontrunner in the conference,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “To finish the game the way we did … We’re very proud of our kids for their resilience defensively (and we) got some things going offensively.”With the 54-51 win over Michigan State, Wisconsin improved to 6-11 in conference play to stay ahead of Penn State in seventh place.With such a significant win, the team’s confidence continues to build. The Badgers have played a number of close games this season, especially against the top teams in the conference, but they often have come up short in the final moments.To earn a victory over the Spartans — who dropped into a tie for second place with the loss — shows the team what they already believed: they can be competitive with any team.“We’ve proven it the entire season,” Stone said. “Going on the road right now, we’ve just got to keep that momentum going … and carry over the confidence that (we) can play with the elite in the league.”Davis shines in final moments of victoryAs time wound down in the Badgers’ victory Sunday, freshman guard Jade Davis found herself at the free-throw line with a pair of shots and Wisconsin leading 51-50.Prior to the game, Davis had not shot a free throw in a game since hitting 2-of-2 in the Badgers’ trip to Penn State on Jan. 22. Unfazed, Davis calmly hit both shots, improving her season total to 14-of-15 from the charity stripe.The free throws gave UW a three-point lead, which it held for the win after surviving three attempts from beyond the arc by Michigan State in the last 24 seconds of the game.For Wisconsin, Davis is essential to the team in the fact that she provides depth off the bench and added size when she is on the floor.“We like to pride ourselves in that we have some depth,” Stone said. “Jade gives us some size in the guard spot defensively (and she) can rebound for us.”Davis had a career-high 11 points Sunday while tying a personal-best with two 3-pointers in front of a season-high 14,657 fans at the Kohl Center.For the rest of the Badgers, the play of Davis added to the excitement of winning in front of a large crowd as they rallied around the 5-foot-9-inch freshman.“The kids were very excited; they were really happy for Jade,” Stone said. “It’s a neat locker room when you see that people are happy for the success of others, and that demonstrates what our team is all about. We’re not about any one person.”Stone sees season as successWith just one game remaining on the regular season schedule for Wisconsin, Stone looked back at the season Monday, reflecting on her team’s accomplishments.Though the team has gone 6-10 in Big Ten play after winning ten consecutive non-conference games, Stone believes the season has been a good one for her young squad.Stone seemed especially pleased with the way her team has handled the dismissal of former teammate Mariah Dunham over the last three weeks.“It’s been a very, very, very successful season,” Stone said. “From our non-conference to our conference play, we’re in every game … and this team has not wavered, they have kept their thoughts and their confidence and their belief in their locker room. It’s been very, very rewarding in many ways because this team stuck together through a lot of stuff.”last_img read more

Mallards can’t finish sweep

first_imgThe Madison Mallards headed into Sunday’s game at Warner Park against the Wisconsin Woodchucks on a nine-game win streak. More importantly, they were 2-0 to start the second half of the season. Both wins came over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Friday night, pitcher J.R.Graham showed off his versatility by hitting a game-winning RBI single. He also picked up his first win of the year on the mound. On Saturday, the Mallards routed the Woodchucks 16-3. A series sweep looked imminent, but Madison fell 7-3.The Mallards started off the game strong with a leadoff triple from Kyle Gaedele in the bottom of the first. He eventually scored to put Madison up 1-0.The success continued for the Mallards as J.R. Graham kept his hot bat going with a leadoff double in the second inning. He was driven in by first baseman Jacob Esch, giving the Mallards a 2-1 lead heading into the third inning.From here, things started to unravel for Madison, giving up two runs off an error and a wild pitch. A contributing factor to the Mallards struggles was the fact that they went into the game with a slew of injuries to key infielders.“We had some guys playing out of position,” assistant coach Matt Rademacher said. “We have some injuries, but we can’t make excuses. The guys filling in are college baseball players, who all know how to play the game.”Things got even worse for the Mallards in the fifth, when Wisconsin scored three runs to go up 6-2.Mallards pitcher Tyler Jones (2-3) had a rough fifth inning, giving up three hits, two of which were RBI singles.“I didn’t make the pitches I needed to make,” Jones said. “I left some fastballs done the middle of the plate and they took advantage. That’s what good teams do.”Home fans were given a sense of hope as the Mallards put up a fight in the bottom of the fifth. Ryan Gorton hit a RBI groundout to put the score at 6-3. In the bottom of the Eighth, the Mallards had an opportunity to cut into the lead. Instead, they left two runners stranded at first and second.The Mallards were unable to put together a miracle comeback in the bottom of the ninth, eventually losing to the Woodchucks with a final score of 7-3.With the Mallards playoff hopes resting on whether or not they win the second-half of the Northwood League, Rademacher still likes their chances.“I’m still really excited, because we were rolling heading into the second-half,” Rademacher said. “I think it’s going to be scary good. If we heal our bumps and bruises and get everybody healthy, we are going to make a push for it.” Jones has an even more optimistic outlook.“We were rolling for a while, but all good things come to end at some point,” Jones said.”We are going to win 20-in-a-row from this point forward, hopefully.”It may be a little unrealistic to expect a 20-game win streak. However it’s not hard to foresee the Mallards quickly bouncing back from this loss, especially given their upcoming schedule. They set off on a two-game road trip against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, who they just swept last week.last_img read more

Maggie Morrison gives Syracuse a lift off the bench in postseason

first_imgEvan Jenkins | Staff Photographer Published on March 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Related Stories Syracuse advances to program’s first-ever Sweet 16 with 76-59 win over AlbanyBria Day steps up as ‘MVP’ in 76-59 win over AlbanyBrittney Sykes turns in vintage performance launching Syracuse into 1st-ever Sweet 16Gallery: Syracuse beats Albany, 76-59, in NCAA tournament Round of 32 matchup Albany’s defense was playing a zone, as expected. But that zone extended aggressively out to the 3-point line and Syracuse’s shooters. On the Orange’s ball screens, defenders would run over top and take away the immediate 3-point shot as first priority. When the Orange would cycle the ball around the arc, the Great Danes’ defenders would often be there to try to tip a pass away or pressure a shooter before she even caught the ball.Not only did Syracuse not get close to 50 3s, it didn’t even reach its average of more than 30 attempts per game, finishing with 27.“They really extended out,” Hillsman said. “They took some shots away that we would normally get. They really got good rotations in the defense … they really were tremendous on defense.”What did work for getting shooters open was Peterson, Morrison said. The point guard would dribble through double-team traps near the half-court line and hit the player that was left often with a pass.Morrison’s last 3 of the day came on a cycle around the edge of the 3-point line that she shot as soon as she caught. Albany’s Imani Tate crashed into Morrison sending her back a few steps, but she was still able to get the shot to fall.The basket gave the Orange an 18-point lead, its biggest lead of the day, in the closing seconds of the third quarter.This wasn’t like the Duke game when Morrison came in and hit seven 3s on her way to a game- and career-high 25 points. But it was the small boost off the bench that SU needed.“We need to have someone who can come in and make plays and do good things for us,” backup center Bria Day said. “And I think that she really did that.” Commentscenter_img Syracuse didn’t hoist at least 50 3-pointers as head coach Quentin Hillsman predicted, which would have been a program record. It didn’t make the 14 or 15 that he said would’ve put it in a good spot to win, but it also did better than the four made 3s that, he said, likely would’ve meant a loss.The promise didn’t do much, but it did do one thing: it gave Maggie Morrison the assurance needed to let shots fly.Coming off one of her worst shooting performances of the year against No. 13 seed Army on Friday, Morrison rebounded to be the most efficient player from behind the arc on Sunday. She shot 3-of-5 from 3-point land and finished with 11 points. In Syracuse’s win over 12th-seeded Albany on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in team history, Morrison paced its 3-point shooting. She was a viable threat off the bench for the fourth-seeded Orange (27-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) on Sunday and will be when SU heads to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to face first-seeded South Carolina (33-1, 16-0 South Eastern) on Friday.“I think I went 1-for-whatever, which is pretty bad,” Morrison said of her 1-for-13 showing in the Round of 64 against Army. “(Hillsman) said it in the press conference. ‘We’re shooting 50 3s today, so just let it fly’ and you know that puts a lot of confidence in us to shoot out of our slumps.”In the opening quarter, Morrison stood open on the right wing behind the arc before point guard Alexis Peterson found her and Morrison launched a shot that hit nothing but net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe next time down the court, Peterson hesitated near half court as Albany’s press closed in, then jumped and threw an over-the-head pass across the court from left to right to Morrison, who was standing in the same spot. She got off the quick shot again and made it.In two shots, Morrison turned Syracuse’s five-point deficit into a one-point lead with less than two minutes to play in the first quarter. She erased the Great Danes’ final lead of the game.“Maggie Morrison hit some tough shots for us,” Hillsman said. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more