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 limerickcityofculture.ie 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

Missouri’s first Black congresswoman gives a speech for the ages

first_imgBush went on to talk about representing the people in the America we all share, “not Trump’s America” or the America led by “the small-mindedness of a powerful few, but the imagination of a mass movement that includes all of us.” She talked about how she will be carrying her constituents with her everywhere she goes and to every room she works in. She gave this very moving reminder of what leadership and representative democracy can promise to be.BUSH: St. Louis, if you know nothing else, you remember this: Your congresswoman-elect, soon-to-be congresswoman loves you. Your congresswoman-elect, soon-to-be congresswoman loves you; and I need you to get that. Because if I love you, I care that you eat. If I love you, I care that you have shelter and adequate safe housing. If I love you, I care that you have clean water and clean air, and you have a livable wage. If I love you, I care that the police don’t murder you. If I love you, I care that you make it home safely. If I love you, I care that you are able to have a dignity, and have a quality of life the same as the next person, the same as those that don’t look like you. That didn’t grow up the same way you did. Those that don’t have the same socioeconomic status as you. I care.Bush finished by raising her fist in the sky, along with the family and friends that stood on stage with her, and made the pledge to walk “arm in arm, with our fists in the air, ready to serve each other until every single one of us is free.” – Advertisement – CONGRESSWOMAN-ELECT CORI BUSH: So, I was running. I was that person running for my life, across a parking lot. Running from an abuser. I remember one day hearing bullets whiz past my head, and at that moment I wondered, How do I make it out of this life?  I was uninsured. I’ve been that uninsured person, hoping my healthcare provider wouldn’t embarrass me by asking if I had insurance. I wondered, how will I bear this?I was a single parent. I’ve been that single parent, struggling paycheck to paycheck. Sitting outside the payday loan office wondering, how much more will I have to sacrifice?I was that COVID-19 patient. I’ve been that COVID-19 patient, gasping for breath, wondering how long will it be before I can breathe again? I’m still that person. I’m proud to stand before you today knowing it was this person, with these experiences, that moved the voters of St. Louis to do something historic. St. Louis, my city. My home, my community. We have been surviving and grinding, and just scraping by for so long and now this is our moment to finally start living. Let’s finally start living. Let’s finally start growing. Let’s finally start thriving.So, as the first Black woman, and also the first nurse, and single mother to have the honor to represent Missouri in the United States Congress let me say this: To the Black women, the Black girls, the nurses, the essential workers, the single mothers—this is our moment.  center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

The Latest: Juventus player with virus says he ‘OK’

first_imgThe Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease.Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian.“You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote.Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus. The Latest: Juventus player with virus says he ‘OK’ Associated Press A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday.Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault.Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550.Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead. Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img March 12, 2020 ___9:55 a.m.The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title.Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy.The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):___10 a.m.last_img read more

Syracuse’s 85-64 loss to Penn State secures worst start since 1996

first_img Published on November 29, 2019 at 9:19 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez BROOKLYN — The boos started when Mike Watkins grabbed the second rebound. Penn State led by seven in the latter part of the second half, and Syracuse fans hoped for another stop to chip away at the lead. When Seth Lundy clanged a jumper off back iron, no white jersey blocked him out, allowing him to get his own rebound. When the following corner 3 ricocheted in the air on that same possession, Watkins, as he had through most of the contest, snatched it. Groans from the Orange faithful rang throughout the Barclays Center. As the shot clock sounded, framing the backboard in a red hue, Lundy sunk a 3. An arena camera caught him celebrating, shouting “let’s go, boys!” “Frustrated,” said Elijah Hughes postgame while staring across the Orange locker room, “I’m just frustrated. That’s probably the best way to describe it.” Syracuse’s (4-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) “painful” second-straight loss, this one a 85-64 stomping at the hands of Penn State (6-1), could be attributed to rebounding issues. PSU won the battle on the glass (57-28), scored 10 more second chance points than the Orange (17-7) and even added 10 3s, including Lundy’s dagger. But in the big picture, this defeat means more. Syracuse secured its worst seven-game start since 1996, providing a bleak outlook for the 2019-20 campaign. Aside from Hughes, who finished with 19 points, four rebounds and four assists, veterans expected to produce haven’t, and freshmen hoped to inject talent have been slow to adjust. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThese three early season losses stain an NCAA Tournament resume of a perennial bubble team. Nonconference blowouts against Seattle and Bucknell masked issues, but back-to-back potential NCAA Tournament teams proved that even the more modest preseason hopes should be tempered. Just ask Orange head coach Jim Boeheim. “I thought this team would take awhile,” Boeheim said, “It’s going to take longer. I thought it would take 10-12 games. I don’t know if it will be done in 15 or 20 games.” Friday’s loss mirrors the Oklahoma State game with another top-40 defense stifling a hit-or-miss offense. Another defensive breakdown. Another wasted opportunity. Like against the Cowboys, the Orange offense sputtered while their defense thrived. SU went 1-for-6 to start, the Nittany Lions a feeble 2-for-9. Penn State mustered an early advantage inside as Watkins wreaked havoc in both paints even while being an inch shorter than SU’s Marek Dolezaj and Bourama Sidibe. He swatted a Sidibe lay-up on one trip, and bothered others. Syracuse associate head coach Allen Griffin told Sidibe to jump while rebounding from the sidelines. All season, Boeheim has attributed Sidibe’s success with his movement inside and when that failed, Penn State noticed. On one side-out, Penn State fed an open Watkins on the block. He missed the first try and then tipped the put-back above a throng of SU jerseys and heads staring at Watkins, then at one another. Penn State — a team who struggles to rebound, head coach Patrick Chambers said — hauled 13 offensive rebounds in the first half. Sidibe said he’s dealt with a cold throughout the last week and running the court tonight made his chest burn. He told SU coaches he could play through it, but he tallied four fouls in 16 minutes. “I really feel like my body kind of felt weak tonight,” Sidibe said. “It’s not that I didn’t jump or nothing like that.” Kaci Wasilewski | Senior Staff WriterSU’s forwards ran into foul trouble again. Dolezaj committed his second foul with 12 minutes left in the first half, as PSU — an offense known for attacking the paint — drove. Lamar Stevens, PSU’s leading-scorer (17.7 points per game) beat Syracuse up the floor when the Orange pushed the pace. On three consecutive plays, Stevens flashed backdoor and found an open lane for either a make or set of free throws. When Wheeler capped a run with an open lay-up, Boeheim called a timeout before all five blue jerseys crossed half-court. Syracuse, a 3-point heavy offense, connected on its first deep ball 14 minutes in via Hughes from the wing. And like they have often this season, the Orange kickstarted their offense with more shooting. Hughes swished two more with a defender in his face both times. Guerrier caught a pass near his shins and hit from above the break. With time winding down in the first half, Hughes fed an open Dolezaj inside for two more points. They clawed back with Watkins off the floor and their shots finally falling. Spelling SU’s starting forwards, Guerrier exhibited an interior presence (posting his first career double-double) that the Orange needed. Yet, PSU managed enough offense inside to never let SU take the lead. They called only a few set plays, Chambers said, and found most of their offense exploiting the zone. And with the game nearly out of reach, Lundy’s 3 sealed Syracuse’s fate.Postgame, in the SU locker room, Buddy Boeheim recalled the play and sighed. The Orange had contested Lundy’s 3. They kept the game tight despite other issues — poor rebounding, transition defense and free throw shooting — hindering a comeback attempt. But the shot still slipped through twine, and for the third time in its first seven games, SU wasn’t good enough. In 1996, three losses in the first seven games meant an eventual trip to the NIT tournament.  SU’s two NIT Season Tip-Off games in the Barclays Center have been a backbreaker for a young team with more problems than solutions and an unclear timetable to address them. “We got two young guards that are not doing the things we need to do to win,” Boeheim said, “And our centers aren’t. We don’t have a lot to look forward to and really pin our hopes on.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NUGA to Hold Trials for World University Games in OAU

first_imgThe Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) says trials for selection of athletes for the 30th World University Games, would hold at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.NUGA Secretary, Bola Orodele, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday, saying that the event will hold between April 24 and April 28.Orodele said the trails would hold in five events -Athletics, Judo, Table tennis, Taekwondo and Tennis. The World University Games is scheduled for between July 3 and July 14 in Stadio San Paolo, Napoli, Italy.The NUGA scribe said university students wishing to participate in the trials must be between the age of 18 and 25.“To participate, the athlete must either be a university student or a newly graduated student of less than a year.“Universities are to register their students (athletes) because we do not deal with individuals.“The universities know who is who, we don’t, the website is still open for registration,” he said.Orodele also said there is room for sponsorship, saying that the body’s door is opened to intending sponsors.“We are making some moves already in the direction of sponsorship, there has been some things that have been approved by African Vice-Chancellors of Universities on what universities should do.“We are hoping to make request from government because the University Sports is suppose to be under grassroots department.“Attending the games in Napoli will help prepare athletes for the African Games after the World University Games.“We are opened to sponsors, our hands are open for sponsorship, even if it is two individuals they want to sponsor, we will appreciate it,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Salary boost approved for doctor who’s top medical advisor in state government

first_imgDES MOINES — The state medical director whose public profile has been elevated during the pandemic has gotten a big pay boost.Dr. Caitlin Pedati’s boss is Department of Human Services director Kelly Garcia, who is now the interim director of the Public Health Department, too. Garcia told Radio Iowa she raised the medical director’s salary by nearly 45% for a variety of reasons, including new responsibilities for Dr. Pedati in the Department of Human Services.“This decision was really focused around retention,” Garcia said late this afternoon, “but also really focused around the job we’ve asked her to do in those dual roles.”Pedati has been the state epidemiologist as well as the state medical director since late 2018. Pedati’s new salary of $265,044 is about $24,000 higher than that of Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, her predecessor who retired nearly two years ago after 24 years in the job. Garcia said she’s “quite comfortable” with Pedati’s current salary compared to what other physicians in state government are making.“I did poll a variety of other salaries for positions both internal to the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Health as well as the Department of Corrections,” Garcia said during an interview with Radio Iowa, “and this salary adjustment is actually below what those other salaries are in comparison.”The Bleeding Heartland blog first reported Pedati’s salary adjustment, as well as $55,000 in overtime pay to Pedati for work this spring. Garcia said Pedati is not only being asked to be the state’s top clinician, she’s had to do her work “in the spotlight and under a microscope” during the pandemic.“She’s worked at the CDC,” Garcia said. “She’s worked in another state and she is paramount to our ability to sustain this response over the course of the next year.”Pedati worked in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services before taking the job in Iowa’s Department of Public Health.last_img read more