Call out for Limerick schools to participate in new outreach programme

first_imgLifestyleArtsLimerickNewsCall out for Limerick schools to participate in new outreach programmeBy Meghann Scully – January 12, 2021 138 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNational Gallery of Ireland Previous articleMan charged in connection with discovery of knife in car after refusing to comply with Limerick garda directionsNext articleLimerick Women’s Network hoping to encourage women into public representative roles with new programme Meghann Scully Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash YOUR Gallery at School, a new initiative by the National Gallery of Ireland, opens for primary school applications today.YOUR Gallery at School, a new initiative by the National Gallery of Ireland, opens for primary school applications today.Bringing art directly to schools across the country, this holistic outreach programme marks the extension of the Gallery’s partnership with global aircraft leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2021, the National Gallery of Ireland will work with six schools to create a tailored programme of activities.With a focus on learning through and about art, wellbeing and creative careers, Your Gallery at School will include individual practical workshops, sensory sessions, talks and Q&As for selected schools.The Gallery is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent engagement with art in Ireland, and so Your Gallery at School will engage with children who may not usually be able to visit the Gallery or who may face barriers in accessing culture. Schools across Ireland can apply to participate in the programme.Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, commented: “The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to grow its partnership with SMBC Aviation Capital with the launch of this exciting new initiative: Your Gallery at School.“Creativity and innovation are transferrable and valuable skills for children. We hope that bringing art education to schools across the country in this dynamic new way will encourage curiosity and future learning amongst our participants.” he said.Peter Barrett, Chief Executive of SMBC Aviation Capital, added: “One of the key principles that has guided our business since its inception has been to make a long-term positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.“We are proud therefore this year, our 20th in business, to continue and deepen our partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland.” he added.The primary school phase of Your Gallery at School will run in Spring and Summer 2021; the post-primary school phase will run in Autumn 2021.Primary applications are now open; post-primary applications will open in August 2021. For details of how to apply, key dates and application forms, see www.nationalgallery.ie. Email Facebook Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisementlast_img read more

Middle Island Group Home Resident Dies in Struggle With Police

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 29-year-old man died after fighting with Suffolk County police officers who tried to subdue him with a Taser and pepper spray at a Middle Island group home Wednesday night, authorities said.Officers responded to Maryhaven Center of Hope on Currans Road after three employees reported that a resident “became uncontrollable and violent” at 8:18 p.m., police said in a news release.“He’s acting out, banging himself into walls, running around the house,” said Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, commander of the Homicide Squad. “When the staff tries to stop him for his own protection, he then begins to physically attack them.”Workers at the home asked that Dainell Simmons, who had been a resident of the home for its entire six-year existence, be taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for a psychiatric emergency, police said.“He seems to be somewhat calmed down until they tell him that he’s going to have to leave,” Fitzpatrick said.Simmons then allegedly tried to kick and bite the first three officers on the scene as the altercation spread across several rooms in the house before they used a Taser “at least twice” and pepper spray on him, Fitzpatrick said.After he was under control, Simmons went unconscious as an ambulance arrived. Officers and EMTs began CPR before he was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he died.His body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the man’s cause of death.Several officers were treated and released from local hospitals for injuries they suffered during the struggle, police added.A woman who answered the phone at the group home declined to comment.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Fitzpatrick noted that the officers involved will not be back at work until they heal and will then likely be on modified duty pending an evaluation.last_img read more

Clippers’ J.J. Redick: ‘Our spirit isn’t great’

first_imgClippers coach Doc Rivers, after losing Saturday by 11 points (113-102) at Memphis, said that his team was “out-competed tonight” and that practice the day before and the morning shootaround were of the “waste-of-time” variety.After the Clippers lost again Sunday, 109-105 at New Orleans, guard J.J. Redick intimated the team’s morale is down a bit.“I just think our spirit isn’t great right now,” said Redick, who had a fine game Sunday, scoring 24 points on 9 of 11 shooting – 4 of 5 from 3-point range. “We just have to get it more together and fight more. You can talk about Xs and Os all you want, but as a player you feel that your spirit isn’t right.”Redick said there is no real concern. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “But I’m not worried about that,” said Redick, whose team is 1-3 on this road trip and will finish it Wednesday at Golden State. “You have two games like this every season. It could come back in a day. It could come back in two days, two weeks … I don’t know. We fought the whole year and I don’t think it’s a deal with fatigue. Our spirit just isn’t right.”Keep in mind the Pelicans were without forward Anthony Davis, who Sunday was shut down for the season with a sore left knee and torn labrum in his left shoulder.That means the Clippers (43-26) lost to a team missing its top player, who happens to be one of the best in the league, a team that is now just 26-43 and has virtually no chance to make the playoffs.The Clippers have lost four of five. Guard Chris Paul surmises this is just a rough patch.“I’m hoping so,” he said. “I guess only time will tell. For us, we lost four out of five. We have another game coming up. We have to be ready for it. Luckily, right now we’re at the point where there’s still another game.” center_img It will be yet another game without forward Blake Griffin, who hasn’t played since Dec. 25. The Clippers are now 26-13 without him.Sharpshooters, they weren’tAlthough Redick shot well at New Orleans, the Clippers as a team shot just 40.2 percent – 25.6 percent (10 of 39) from distance. The up-and-down Wesley Johnson was 0 of 8 from the field, 0 of 6 from beyond the arc. Austin Rivers was 0 of 5 from deep, Paul Pierce 0 of 4 and Jamal Crawford 1 of 5.Johnson’s 3-point shooting percentage is down to 32.2. Overall, Johnson is shooting a career-low 39.5 percent.Nice comeback, but …The Clippers were down by 14 points (102-88) with just 2:17 to play Sunday before pulling within 104-103 on a dunk by DeAndre Jordan with 27 seconds to go. They were again within a point at 106-105 when Redick made a basket with 15 ticks left.It was close, but no cigar. As Rivers noted, there was too much to overcome.“You know, execution down the stretch couldn’t have been better, but it was the hole that we dug ourselves to begin with is what started it. … You can’t dig yourself a hole on the road,” Rivers said. “You definitely can’t dig yourself a hole on the road when played the night before.”Warriors updateThe Warriors on Saturday lost 87-79 at San Antonio. … The Warriors were 62-7 before playing at Minnesota on Monday. … The Clippers are 0-3 against the Warriors this season. They lost 112-108 on Nov. 4 at Golden State, 124-117 on Nov. 19 at Staples Center and 115-112 on Feb. 20 at Staples Center.last_img read more