Mungret masterplan

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsMungret masterplanBy Alan Jacques – March 21, 2015 692 WhatsApp TAGSCllr Joe LeddinLabour PartylimerickMungret Print Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement Facebookcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cllr Joe LeddinLABOUR Party councillor Joe Leddin insists that the draft Mungret masterplan currently being prepared by Limerick City and County Council’s Economic and Planning Department must include a site to facilitate the provision of a new secondary school in Mungret. “The 200-acre site purchased by the Council last year offers significant opportunities for the development of an education campus incorporating Montessori, Primary and Secondary schools. However the Council must now indicate through the masterplan the provision of a suitable site to provide for the building of a new secondary school adjacent to the planned primary schools,” he added. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleMonument for city’s unknown deadNext articleCCTV call Alan Jacques Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

A Tribe Called Quest & Nine Inch Nails Announce First 2017 Performances As Panorama Festival Headliners

first_imgNYC’s newest festival, Panorama, has just revealed an exciting lineup for their 2017 event! Taking place from July 28-30 at Randall’s Island, the festival has detailed their lineup with tons of star power for fans to enjoy. Among the biggest surprises is A Tribe Called Quest and Nine Inch Nails, who are both set to headline on Sunday, July 20th.Headlining night one will be Frank Ocean and Solange, night two will be Tame Impala and Alt-J, and night three will be Nine Inch Nails and A Tribe Called Quest. Tribe had promised plans for one final world tour in 2017, and this is our first glimpse into that promise; a headlining set in their hometown of New York, NY. Meanwhile, this is the first announced Nine Inch Nails concert since 2014, following the release of the new EP just a few months ago.The full Panorama lineup includes MGMT, Future Islands, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, Girl Talk, Vince Staples, Nicolas Jaar, Nick Murphy, Belle & Sebastian, Justice, Glass Animals, Cashmere Cat, Angel Olsen and many more. You can see the announcement below.last_img read more

Q&A with Radcliffe’s new dean

first_imgHarvard’s Lizabeth Cohen recently began her first academic year as dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where she was interim dean from July 2011 until her permanent appointment in March. Cohen is a scholar of 20th-century American social and political history and is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies. She also was a Radcliffe Fellow from 2001 to 2002. Harvard Gazette staff writer Colleen Walsh sat down with Cohen for a question-and-answer session about the institute and her role in managing it. Cohen presented her inaugural lecture, “Place, People, and Power: City Building in Postwar America” on Oct. 15.GAZETTE: How would you describe Radcliffe today?COHEN: I would say that we are an institute for advanced study like many of our peers, which means that we are committed to promoting research and creativity, bringing people from all over the world to take advantage of the resources we make available to them to further their research, but that we have another component that is not typical for an institute for advanced study, which is we are very committed to sharing those ideas and those new ways of thinking with a variety of publics: Harvard faculty, Harvard students, but also … to a larger public. So it’s that translation, that intersection, that bringing ideas to a broad public that I think makes us distinctive. … [Also] we have from the beginning integrated the arts, and we have spanned all the fields. So we have scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars, as well as artists. And we also have people outside the academy: professionals, journalists, people in the world of policy. And that, I think, makes it a broader, more interesting conversation.GAZETTE: How does your mission fit with that of “One Harvard”?COHEN: In a world of tubs, we are the only tub that has as its mission the responsibility of bringing all the other tubs together and finding ways for them to communicate with each other, supporting faculty within the different tubs, but then bringing them into communication with one another. We encourage them when they apply for an exploratory seminar — for example, resources we make available to help them launch their research that their own Schools do not have to give them. We encourage them to put in applications that [include] faculty from multiple Schools, so we are encouraging a kind of cross-fertilization in our convening role at Harvard.GAZETTE: What do you mean when you say you think of Radcliffe as, in a way, acting as Harvard’s front door?COHEN: We go out of our way to say our events are open to the public. They are free to the public. We are encouraging all of our speakers to communicate well with people outside of their own specialization, and in that way I think of us as Harvard’s front door. We are welcoming, we are easy-access, and we take pride and pleasure in bringing people thinking the latest cutting-edge thoughts together with a larger public.GAZETTE: What kinds of future goals do you have for Radcliffe?COHEN: We certainly feel good about what we are doing … we have these three major program sites, the Fellowship Program, the Schlesinger Library, and what we call Academic Ventures, which supports the conferences and the faculty seminars, and seminars that former fellows initiate, and so forth. So there are these three pieces, but we have been working for the last year to try to integrate these three much better, and I feel pretty good about the progress we’ve made. It’s easy for people to be siloed. But we have been working on finding ways of crossing over. And so, for example, the website … is not set up actually around those three programs. It’s set up around people, programs, and collection. And all three of those programs contribute to each of those categories. So we are trying to look for the synergies within ourselves and not try to replicate the tub structure of larger Harvard.GAZETTE: How do your plans involve the arts?COHEN: The president has asked us to take responsibility for more generally convening around the arts, and we are doing that in a variety of ways. We have invited a faculty member named Yukio Lippit, professor of history of art and architecture, to be an adviser in the creative arts, and he will start that the year after next — he is on leave this year — and that is very exciting. We are trying to use the gallery that is in Byerly Hall, which was planned for an exhibition space for fellows who are practicing artists, trying to program that to be much more a part of the life of the institute. … We already do an annual exhibition that supports the theme of the gender conference in the spring. But we want to make more use of it, and so I do think the arts will be more present.GAZETTE: Initially, you had no plans to stay on as dean. What changed your mind?COHEN: It was a gradual process. I did accept, as a good Harvard citizen. I knew that Drew [Faust] needed somebody. I cared a lot about the Radcliffe Institute and the Fellowship Program in particular, since I had been a fellow and had benefited hugely from it. I cared a lot about the Schlesinger Library as a historian. It seemed like an appropriate thing for me to do, so I accepted. … Now, I have to kind of laugh when I think back to how completely strange it was for me to even be in an office like this on a daily basis. I didn’t even have any systems. I had this little notebook that I bought, and I would mark it for all the people who were my direct reports, and then write little notes in it for all the things I wanted to say to them. … I had not ever been in this kind of a job. But over time, I would say there were many things I discovered I enjoyed that were not part of the kind of work I have been doing.GAZETTE: Can you describe some of those things?COHEN: Working with people more collaboratively than a typical professor does as a historian — this would not be true in all fields, [but] historians work independently, pretty much. … Basically, we work on our own. … I also enjoyed program planning. I did have a life before I went back to graduate school, working in museums … doing some of the things I have been enjoying a lot in this job, thinking about how to communicate ideas to the public, how to take ideas that historians, art historians, scientists, or political scientists speak to themselves about in fairly technical terms, and figuring out how to really make that exciting and accessible to a larger public.GAZETTE: Is there any part of your new role that surprised you?COHEN: I actually learned to enjoy a piece, which I thought I was going to hate, which was the fundraising side. I thought, “This is going to be awful. I don’t like to ask anybody for money. How am I going to do this?” … I actually discovered that I enjoyed it. I did. I was really surprised. I actually realized that the people who stay in touch with the University that they went to many years out are people who are still hungry for ideas and want to be stimulated, and they are wonderful to work with.GAZETTE: Can you describe what alumnae relations are like these days? Has there been anything lost or gained with time?COHEN: I think that that struggle is really behind us by now. That was the theme during Drew Faust’s deanship during the first five years. There was an awful lot of endless discussion about why Radcliffe College didn’t make sense as an institution and why Radcliffe Institute was a desirable use of those resources. At this point, we are 13 years down the road. …  And now we are more focused on how to make the Radcliffe Institute more valuable and important for Harvard.GAZETTE: What do you do for fun?COHEN: I used to have fun [laughing]. Now I have to find my fun in my work. I have to say that I haven’t figured out yet how you have leisure in a dean’s job at Harvard. … When I do have time, I have a lot of interests. I love to read novels. I love fiction. I learn a lot about writing from how I react to writing that I enjoy. I like to garden. I love traveling. I am trying to weave that into the job. … It is a struggle. It isn’t just being a dean at Harvard. I think this is a problem for lots of people in demanding jobs in the 21st century, because you can always be working. The emails don’t stop, any time of the day or night. You have to impose your own structure of when you are working and when you’re not. And the “not” is the part I am having a hard time with [more laughing]. I am also still learning the job, so it will hopefully get easier.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua to make U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1

first_imgView this post on Instagram •  How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?The rivalry will most certainly help market the fight as there is no love lost between the two. Should Joshua come out victorious, a unification fight between the winner of the Wilder-Fury rematch could materialize and is arguably the biggest fight in boxing. NYC 4 The W 🍎🗽 #AJBXNG (Link In Bio)A post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:40am PST A superstar who has routinely sold out stadiums in the United Kingdom — including a British-record of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his 11th round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 —  the knock by many boxing pundits on the unified heavyweight champion is that Joshua hadn’t fought in the United States and needed to do so in order to become a global star. Now, the 29-year-old will touch American soil and clash with an opponent that he’s established a heated rivalry with.“June 1 I am heading to The Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more,” Joshua said in a statement. “I will be fighting Jarrell Miller at the legendary Madison Square Garden. It has been an honor and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the World at home in the U.K., not least Wembley Stadium, but the time has come to head across the Atlantic and defend my heavyweight titles in the USA. I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer and a brilliant talker, it will be an exciting fight, I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”Join DAZN and watch Joshua vs. Miller on June 1After Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) notched a seventh-round TKO over Alexander Povetkin last September, he hoped to face WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder on April 13 at Wembley Stadium. But Wilder fought to a thrilling split draw with Tyson Fury in December, and a rematch between the two is reportedly set to occur in the first half of 2019.With the two biggest opponents for Joshua occupied with one another, the focus shifted to a rematch with fellow countryman Dillian Whyte, who stopped Derek Chisora in December, to seemingly punch his ticket to avenge his 2015 knockout loss to Joshua.Negotiations between the two sides hit a snag, and Miller, a charismatic heavyweight from Brooklyn, entered the picture.Joshua and Miller haven’t faced each other in the ring before, but things have already been heated between the two. At a press conference to announce the launch of DAZN in July, Miller got into a confrontation with Joshua as the two exchanged words in front of the crowd. Miller wasn’t finished and proceeded to make comments about Joshua’s mother to Sporting News.Later that same day in an interview with SN, Joshua was visibly upset when he was told of Miller’s comments.Since the incident, Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) has scored two knockout victories over Tomasz Adamek and Bogdan Dinu. Miller has won 11 of his last 12 fights by stoppage.Although unbeaten, Miller has yet to face an opponent the pedigree of Joshua. Nevertheless, Miller’s size and strength could prove to be a challenge for the unified champion. In his bout against Dinu in November, Miller tipped the scales at 315 ¼ pounds.“AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard,” said Miller. “He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. It’s dog eat dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite; he’ll be leaving New York empty-handed. This is the fight that I’ve been chasing all my life and on June 1 I’m going to achieve the thing I was born to do and win the heavyweight championship of the world. That punk AJ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he’s getting run the hell over.”More about DAZN•  Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service•  What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?center_img Anthony Joshua will make his U.S. debut when he defends his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller” on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, live and exclusively on DAZN.Joshua took to his Instagram account Wednesday to announce the exciting news.last_img read more