4 Jun

Open call 2014 for Cappamore Arts Studio

first_imgNewsCommunityOpen call 2014 for Cappamore Arts StudioBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2014 651 by Claire O’BrienSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council encourages recognised cultural practitioners, artists, writers and multi-disciplinary practitioners, to apply for the use of four new Arts Studio Units in Cappamore, Co. Limerick.The Arts Studios are part of Limerick City and County Council’s ongoing cultural strategy to develop the cultural infrastructure of Limerick.The studios attract artists to working in Limerick by encouraging working within a rural context.Limerick Arts Officer Shelia Deegan explained that the addition of studios into this mixed-use development in Cappamore will bring “cultural,community and economic value to Limerick”.She continued that all applicants must be professional practitioners and hold a degree or a diploma from a recognised educational institution or have equivalent professional experience.Applicants must also have been born in or be resident in the Republic of Ireland.Persons in full time education, undergraduate students and full time MA students will not be considered for occupancy.A selection committee will review the applications and based on the material provided makes recommendations to Limerick City and County Council. An interview may form a part of the selection process.The successful applicants will be vetted by An Garda Siochana. Final awarding of the studio units is subject to satisfactory Garda vetting.Full details are available at:http://www.limerick.ie/council/arts-programme-management WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Linkedin TAGSArts &CultureCappamore Arts Studio Print Email Advertisement Previous articleLimerick photographer is recognised internationallyNext articleState must respect freedom of conscience says Bishop of Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

20 Sep

Pochettino: No one is safe from axe

first_imgMauricio Pochettino knows Tottenham need to learn from previous mistakes in the transfer market and warned not even his signings are safe at White Hart Lane this summer. “Always you need to analyse the last season and nobody is sure that they are staying at the club,” he said. “But this is my job – to analyse, to assess and to make a decision. “It is not because we brought some player in and we were sure, and he was poor during the season, now he stays. If not, why did you bring himin ? “Not only me, all managers act the same way in this situation. If you bring in a player and the performance was not good, it is not good. You make a decision.” Those decisions Pochettino makes without sentiment. The head coach may come across as warm and tactile, but when it comes to footballing decisions it is done without emotion. “You need to be professional when you make a decision,” Pochettino said. “My first speech with the players is that one thing is the human side, the other is the professional side. “I am very cold on my professional side because I need to make decisions. Maybe I love a player in the personal way and as a human being, but he was poor so I need to put him out of the starting 11. “If I have a good relationship with this player and he is poor, I have to be fair with the whole squad. I need to be professional and say ‘for the best of the team’. Sometimes you don’t like some people but this is the best. “If with (Lionel) Messi you don’t have a very good feeling with him on the human side, but he is the best, you need to be professional.” Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Vlad Chiriches and Etienne Capoue have all failed to live up to the billing after what increasingly looks like a foolhardy splurge of that £85million two years ago. “We need to look forward and we need to learn from the past,” Pochettino said. “We need to look forward and we have a plan for the development in the next few years and we need to deliver it.” The vast sums spent two years ago certainly appear to be a wasted opportunity by Spurs, given current Financial Fair Play constraints. It means the “good players,” with “great profiles” Pochettino wants to bring in this summer will need to be offset by departures. “I think always you need to deal with that,” the Spurs head coach said. “If you want to bring in some players, maybe you need to sell some players.” Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul and Andros Townsend are others potentially facing a Spurs exit, so too perhaps some of last year’s additions. Federico Fazio, Ben Davies and Benjamin Stambouli have struggled to make an impression since being brought in by Pochettino, who suggested even they are not immune from the chop. Champions League qualification has almost certainly eluded Spurs once again as the former Argentina international’s topsy-turvy first campaign at the helm draws to a close. A summer of change is expected in north London as they look to close the gap on the top four and a number of departures are expected, including those brought in to much fanfare after Gareth Bale’s world-record move to Real Madrid. Press Associationlast_img read more

16 Dec

Deciphering the Tax Credits

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members The energy-efficiency tax credits and renewable-energy tax credits are better than tax deductions. The allowable credits aren’t just deductible expenses; they represent dollars subtracted directly from your tax bill. While the tax credit program includes illogical rules, the available tax credits can be significant.If you want to claim a tax credit on your 2009 income tax return for energy-efficiency improvements to your home, you should get the improvements installed before the end of the year. There’s really no need to rush, however, since the tax credits will remain available until the end of 2010 — or, in some cases, 2016. Energy-Efficiency CreditsThe energy-efficiency tax credits are available for air-sealing products, insulation, HVAC equipment, water heaters, windows, doors, and roofing. These tax credits were established on February 17, 2009 by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — President Obama’s stimulus bill.The following rules apply to the energy-efficiency tax credits:No tax credits are available for energy-efficiency improvements made in 2008. An earlier tax credit program (with different criteria) was available in 2006 and 2007; tax credits received for improvements in 2006 and 2007 are not counted towards the $1,500 limit on tax credits for 2009 and 2010 improvements.Renewable-Energy CreditsThe renewable-energy tax credits — credits for solar hot water systems, solar electric systems, ground-source heat pumps, wind turbines, and fuel cells — are separate from the energy-efficiency tax credits, and have different rules:The Most Bang For Your BuckIf you’re interested in making your home more energy efficient, and maybe claiming a tax credit while you’re at it, where should you start?For most homeowners, the first step should be a home energy audit. Ideally, this audit should be performed by an experienced RESNET-certified or BPI-certified home performance auditor equipped with a blower door. Unfortunately, no federal tax credits are available to cover any portion of the cost… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

1 Dec

Meghalaya-based insurgent group HNLC banned by government

first_imgMeghalaya-based insurgent group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has been banned by the Central government for its increased activities of violence and other subversive acts. In a notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the HNLC, along with all its factions, wings and frontal organisations, has been openly declaring as its objective the secession of the State’s areas, which are largely inhabited by Khasi and Jaintia tribals, from the Indian Union. The group continues to intimidate and bully civilians to extort funds, maintains links with other insurgent groups of the Northeast to carry out acts of extortion and intimidation, and maintains camps in Bangladesh to give sanctuary and training to its cadre, it said. The Central government is also of the opinion that HNLC’s activities are detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India. If these are not immediately curbed and controlled, the HNLC will regroup and rearm itself, expand its cadre base, procure sophisticated weapons, cause loss of lives of civilians and security forces, and accelerate its anti-national activities, the MHA said. “Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Central government hereby declares the HNLC, along with all its factions, wings and front organisations, as unlawful association,” the notification said. The Ministry also listed the violence perpetrated by the HNLC in recent past that include four incidents involving killing of one civilian, during the period from January 1, 2015, to July 31, 2019, arrest of 16 of its cadres, recovery of four weapons, surrender of 14 of its cadres and kidnapping of four persons. Earlier, the HNLC was declared a banned organisation on November 16, 2000 but the ban was later lifted.last_img read more

7 Nov

Super Trans Tasman Day Three Results

first_imgPlease see enclosed for results from day three of the 2013 Super Trans Taman Series. 10.00amWomen’s 30’sAustralia 4 defeated by New Zealand 6Men’s 50’sAustralia 9 defeated New Zealand 311.10am18’s GirlsAustralia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Senior MixedAustralia 2 defeated by New Zealand 6Men’s 40’sAustralia 10 defeated New Zealand 812.20pm20’s BoysAustralia 10 defeated New Zealand 6Men’s 30’sAustralia 5 defeated by New Zealand 71.30pm20’s GirlsAustralia 4 defeated New Zealand 2 2.40pm18’s BoysAustralia 8 defeated New Zealand 6Match ReportsWomen’s 30’sNew Zealand have claimed the first victory in the Women’s 30’s division, defeating Australia by two touchdowns to take a 1-0 series lead. Australia started strongly, scoring the game’s first touchdown in the opening minutes to take the early lead. Two quick touchdowns to New Zealand in the 12th and 14th minutes, to Edith Nathan and Lovey Woodhouse, saw New Zealand take a 2-1 lead. Australia hit back with two minutes remaining in the half when Fiona Williams scored, before Woodhouse got her second soon after, to give the Kiwis at 3-2 lead at half-time. The second half see-sawed, with teams going touchdown for touchdown, but Australia were unable to bridge the gap, with New Zealand taking game one 6-4. Men’s 50’sThe Australian Men’s 50’s have made a strong start to their Trans Tasman campaign, taking a six touchdown win against New Zealand. The Aussie Men took a 4-2 lead into the half-time break, before having a strong second half which saw them score five touchdowns to New Zealand’s one, to take the game 9-3. Stay tuned to the website for the full match report. 18’s GirlsThe Australian 18’s Girls have won their third game and taken a 3-0 series win after a ? performance today. After scoring in their first set of six from the tap, vice-captain Yasmin Meakes scored on the wing to take the early 1-0 lead. It took another 10 minutes for the next touchdown to be scored, with Ruahei Demant scoring to level the game up at 1-all. Australia took a 2-1 lead into the break after Kimberly Sue See set up Evania Pelitte-Denny to score with four minutes remaining in the half. Australia further extended its lead in the second half, with touchdowns to Sam Rodgers, Kimberly Sue See, Madison Regan, Yasmin Meakes and Hannah Dyball, while New Zealand scored two touchdowns for the half, through Ariia Tainui-McIntyre and Courtney O’Callaghan. Men’s 40’sThe Australian Men’s 40’s have made an impressive start to their Trans Tasman campaign, defeating World Cup champions New Zealand by two touchdowns in game one. Australia took a two touchdown lead into the half-time break, 7-5 and kept the advantage in the second half, claiming the game 10-8. Stay tuned for more details. Senior Mixed New Zealand has taken a 1-0 series lead in the Senior Mixed division, following its four toudchdown win over Australia in game one. New Zealand took a four touchdown lead into the half-time break, 6-2 and strong defence from both teams meant that the score stayed the same at the full-time siren. Stay tuned to the website for more details. 20’s BoysThe Australian 20’s Boys team have claimed a 3-0 series win on Thursday following their 10-6 over New Zealand in game three. The two sides matched it with each other early before trading touchdowns to 2-all, before two quick touchdowns in the last five minutes of the half saw Australia take a 4-2 lead into the half-time break. The match see-sawed in the second half, with both teams continuing the frantic pace that has been displayed all tournament, with Australia claiming the second half six touchdowns to four to take a four touchdown win. Men’s 30’sNew Zealand has won the first game in the Men’s 30’s division on Thursday, defeating Australia by two touchdowns, 7-5. The Kiwis skipped away to a 5-2 lead at half-time and despite winning the second half 3-2, it wasn’t enough, with New Zealand taking the match by two. First half touchdowns for Australia were scored by Elijah Van Der Kwast and Michael Devonshire, and second half touchdowns to Jason Scharenguivel, Warren Lorger and Aaron Jones.  20’s GirlsThe Australian 20’s Girls have won their division 3-0 after a 4-2 win in game three of the 2013 Youth Trans Tasman Series. The third game was the closest of the three between the two countries, with Australia only getting away with the win in the later stages of the second half. Kate McCarthy was the first to score for Australia in the opening minute of the game, while it took New Zealand until the midway mark of the half to score and level the game up at 1-all. The sides traded touchdowns shortly after and nothing separated the teams at half-time, locked up at 2-all. Australia got on top of New Zealand in the second half, scoring two touchdowns, through Maddison Studdon and Talia Yarden, to take the game 4-2 and the series 3-0. 18’s BoysThe 18’s Boys decider was the final game of the series and the only live game of the Youth divisions on day three of the event. The Australian side prevailed by two touchdowns over New Zealand in the 18’s Boys division, 8-6, to win their series 2-1. Stay tuned to the website for the full story. Stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel for all of the highlights from day three of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series. Related LinksDay Three Resultslast_img read more

10 Aug

August 16 2013This continues our report from 814

first_imgAugust 16, 2013This continues our report from 8/14/2013 about the creation of bronze bells.Before reassembling the flask, the artisans use a hollow metal tube to perforate the top of the negative bell impression and then, using a spoon, they carve a small concave circle around the top of the bell, as we see Rawaf doing in the picture to the left. This allows for a smoother pouring of the bronze into the mold.[photos and text by Soleri archive intern Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo]In the meantime, the furnace where the bronze is melted gets loaded up. Here is Andy putting unusable bells and other pieces of scrap bronze in the furnace to be melted down and re-used.The two sides of the flask are then reassembled, the wooden flask is taken off and the molds are lined up on the ground. A metal or plastic frame is then put around the sand mold, as Jonas is pictured doing in this photo. Ingots are then placed on the molds to prevent any possible movement.Two artisans, (pictured here are Andy and Jonas) don protective clothing, and lift the crucible containing the molten bronze out of the furnace.They carefully pour the bronze into each of the molds. The other artisans follow the pouring with shovels, so that should any bronze fall onto the cement or out of the mold, they can quickly throw sand on it to prevent any danger or injury.The molds are then left to cool for about an hour, or until the bronze is solidified. This report will continue on Monday.last_img read more