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

Policy paper: Securing cyber resilience in health and care: October 2018 update

first_imgIn February 2018 the department published ‘Securing cyber resilience in health and care: February 2018 progress update’, which set out the actions taken by the department and its arm’s length bodies to improve the cyber security of the health and care system both before and after the May 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, as well as our plans for the future.This document provides a further update on progress and development of our future plans.last_img

See the moment Gareth Bale ‘ended the career’ of Barcelona’s Marc Bartra [VIDEO]

first_imgThe 2014 Copa del Rey final was iconic for several reasons.Firstly it featured Spain’s two biggest clubs; Real Madrid and Barcelona, in a tense encounter that was decided by a late goal. And what a goal it was.With the match finely poised at 1-1 after 84 minutes played, Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao passed the ball along the sideline to Gareth Bale.Bale knocked the ball first time beyond Barcelona defender Marc Bartra who nudged him off the pitch and into the technical area.While his teammates and manager appealed for a foul, Bale just kept running, past Bartra who was in a better position.He streaked past the Barca defender who was visibly struggling to keep up and even when Bale took a poor touch, Bartra couldn’t make ground, and the Welshman slipped the ball past the goalkeeper to give Madrid the win.The response was astounding with Real Madrid players and fans stunned by what they had just witnessed.Cristiano Ronaldo, who was watching from the stands as well, went berserk as he celebrated the goal.The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt was in awe of Bale’s goal calling the winger the fastest player in the world. “A goal any sprinter in the world would like to score… he’s the fastest footballer in the world,” he tweeted.Bale’s teammate Xabi Alonso said the goal was one of the best things he had ever seen.Credit: PA Images“I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it. It looked like the ball was going out and he was under pressure – he ran off the pitch to keep it in. It was just amazing,” he said after the game.Bartra was never the same after that night and make later moves to Dortmund and Real Betis.Take a look at the goal below:last_img read more

Delray Beach residents say homes flooded after city took their sandbags

first_imgSome residents in Delray Beach are reporting that they experienced flooding in their homes after the city removed the sandbags they purchased and placed around their homes to help protect them from the rising waters during king tide.On resident in particular, CJ Johnson, told our news partners at CBS12 that he purchased $6,000 worth of sandbags to protect his and his neighbors’ homes. Johnson says he placed the bags in the roadway by the Intracoastal which is across the street from their homes.City officials later came out and removed the bags from the roadway“My sandbags would’ve stopped all of this and they took them away,” Johnson said.While Johnson and other residents believe the city is responsible the for damage because they removed the bags, City of Delray Beach spokeswoman Gina Carter says the sandbags caused damage to the road and would have not protected their homes from flooding.“The sandbags that were placed on the roadway by one of the residents caused a good deal of damage to the road which now needs to be repaired. It is not sound, from an engineering perspective, to put so much weight the edge of a older road. In short, the sandbags could not stay and were not providing any substantive protection to those residents from their most common flooding issue, namely ground water,” said  Carter.“Placing sandbags on a small section of roadway can not provide protection from flooding, especially if it is actually caused by ground water. In other to truly address their ground water flooding issue the homeowners would need to raise their homes,” said Carter.Eugenia DePonte, who has lived in the area for almost 30 years says he has noticed the flooding is getting worse, she continued.“It seems to be getting worse, particularly during a hurricane,”DePonte said.The city says they have plans to build a seawall to help prevent flooding, however, residents say they need a fix while that is in process.last_img read more

Lacey Spring Fun Fair Celebrates 31 Years of Family Fun

first_imgCharter College Lacey offers residents of Thurston County career education opportunities in healthcare with blended on-campus programs in Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician.With Medical Assistant training, graduates can have careers in a wide variety of positions, including: Medical Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Receptionist, or Medical Office Assistant. The Charter College Medical Assistant program incorporates a combination of clinical, technical and business skills making graduates employable in 10 months.The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for employment as an entry-level assistant to a licensed pharmacist. The program provides the fundamentals of pharmacy calculations, drug distribution systems, preparation of sterile dosage forms, customer service, pharmacy law and ethics, and pharmacy operations.Charter College’s innovative Blended Learning curriculum combines a hands-on classroom experience with online course work. “This schedule offers students more flexibility with their schedules, allowing them to work and manage family life,” said Higdon. “It also saves them daily travel time and expenses, offering them the convenience of learning from home and receiving classroom hands-on support.”There is so much to do, you will want to come both days to the fun fair. Photo courtesy: Charter CollegeOf course, Charter College is just one small part of the Lacey Fun Fair. 2017 highlights included pony rides, Pirate’s Revenge, Fun Fair Circus Train, ballistic swings, the Jurassic Adventure Playground, a giant slide, a fire truck, and more than 30 booths with kid’s crafts, games and giveaways. Unfortunately, Fido has to stay home for this one, as there is a no pet policy.Parking is limited, so organizers recommend these alternatives:A free shuttle bus runs all weekend, every 15 minutes from South Sound Mall (by the Flag Pavilion/Civic Plaza) to Saint Martin’s University.Public transportation is another great option. Intercity Transit Bus #67 has the closest stops to Lacey Spring Fun Fair. Plan your trip now by clickingThere is some parking at the Franz Street entrance. You can also park at Lacey City Hall and walk along the bike path to the University.For more information, visit the Lacey Spring Fun Fair website. Facebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charter CollegeFor the last 30 years, Lacey residents have come together to enjoy a day of family fun with the Lacey Spring Fun Fair. This year’s event takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.The Lacey Spring Fun Fair is a perfect outing for the entire family. Photo courtesy: Charter CollegeExpected to attract hundreds of visitors, the weekend includes activities and entertainment, rides and games, live performances, vendors, and food concessions. As always, the Lacey Spring Fun Fair is free to attend.Charter College will have a table at the event, and the team is looking forward to talking to families and answering questions from anybody interested in learning more about the school.“We really enjoy celebrating Lacey with this event every year,” said Charter College Lacey Campus President Dr. Bruce Higdon. “This is such a fun way for us to spend time with members of the community and share how we can help potential students get the skills they need to achieve their goals.”last_img read more