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

Misguided miracles

first_imgFrom diet pills to wrinkle cream, if a product sounds too good to be true, chances are it is. Cable television and the Internet are filled with advertisements for wonder products. With gardening being a favorite outdoor activity, many of these so-called miracle products are designed with gardeners in mind. One example is foolproof pesticides that are supposed to eradicate everything from Japanese beetles to millipedes. And herbicides that will supposedly last for months and eradicate almost any weed. I recently heard a radio advertisement for a product that claims to kill Japanese beetles ‘year-round. Being a Master Gardener, trained by the University of Georgia, I didn’t believe this claim for a minute. Unfortunately, the average homeowner or novice gardener may. To avoid being burned by the latest revolutionary product, gardeners should read product labels thoroughly. And it doesn’t hurt to know a little chemistry. Become familiar with potential active ingredients such as glyphosate, bifenthrin, triclopyr, cyfluthrin, imidacloprid, trifluralin and spinosad.When using a new gardening product, ask yourself a few questions: Are there any potential hazards? Will the product harm pets, wildlife or bees? Can it be safely applied in or near vegetable gardens or near a water source? Before you purchase a product based on a flashy TV advertisement, do some personal homework. One good resource is the Web site www.GeorgiaTurf.com. Here consumers can find unbiased research-based recommendations.The Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site at www.epa.gov/agriculture/pesticide.html lists the different types of pesticides and their requirements.For in-depth information on managing pests, see the UGA Pest Management Handbook online at www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/ or contact your local UGA Cooperative Extension Office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.Know the facts before getting drawn in by advertising claims that are likely too good to be true.(Charlie Christian is a Morgan County Master Gardener and an avid gardener.) By Charlie ChristianGeorgia Master Gardenerlast_img read more

Trojans Freshman Football Team Winners Over Dogs

first_imgBatesville Freshman Football team lost a tough 27-6 game to East Central to drop their record to 2-1.Offensively, the Bulldogs scored on a 12 yard TD run from Luke Schroeder. Garren WIlliamson had a nice catch for the offense while Josh Maple, Logan Mears, and Denny Sweezey blocked well for the Bulldogs.Defensively, Hunter Hon and Josh Maple lead the defense with multiple tackles for loss. Andrew Deputy and Logan Mears also played very hard and made nice plays for the Bulldogs. Drew McCleod also recorded an Interception.Batesville will play Lawrenceburg at home next Thursday at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img

Anelka sacked following quit bid

first_img “These conditions were, firstly, that the club required Nicolas Anelka to apologise to it, its supporters, sponsors and the wider community for the impact and consequences of his gesture made on December 28 and secondly, that he accept a substantial fine.” The infamous ‘quenelle’ pose that Anelka struck after scoring against West Ham on December 28 has been associated with anti-Semitism in France. Anelka claims his gesture was anti-establishment and made in support of his friend Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a French comedian who has been convicted seven times of anti-Semitic crimes. The independent regulatory commission that handed Anelka his punishment accepted there was no intent by the player to be anti-Semitic. But West Brom have received a considerable amount of bad press as a result of the incident, and their main sponsor Zoopla announced it would not be seeking to renew its deal with them. Anelka – who joined Albion last summer on a one-year deal, with a further year’s option in the club’s favour – had been due to begin his five-game ban on Saturday when West Brom face Swansea away. After those five matches, the Baggies have only five more this season in which he would have been eligible. But his West Brom career is now over, showing a total of 12 appearances and just two goals – both of which came in the West Ham game. Along with the five-match suspension, Anelka was also issued with an £80,000 fine by the commission and ordered to complete an education course. He had been charged by the FA with making an ”abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper” gesture, with it being alleged that it was an aggravated breach, in that it included ”a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion or belief”. And while it was the commission’s finding that Anelka had not been deliberately anti-Semitic, both charges were found proved. The FA had wanted a heavier punishment for Anelka, but said on Thursday: ”We do not consider there is a real prospect of successfully appealing to extend the sanction imposed.” Giving his thoughts on the case, Professional Footballers’ Association deputy chief executive Bobby Barnes told Press Association Sport: “It is an interesting one, because I think both conclusions (Anelka’s and West Brom’s) end up as the same thing. “The player has already decided he is going to terminate his contract – whether it is necessary for the club to make their decision afterwards, I think is only a question the club can answer. “The player clearly feels the situation moving forward is probably not in the best interests of him or the club and I think, in a way, rather than sitting there and fighting over settlements, some might say he has actually made a decision based on what he believes to be the right one for all.” Regarding Anelka’s use of Twitter for his announcement, Barnes said: “There are perhaps different ways that that might be communicated, but a number of fairly high-profile and momentous decisions and messages do seem to be going out on Twitter at the moment. “It is a matter for debate as to whether that is the right way, but it is a medium the player has used consistently – I don’t think it’s out of step with the way he has communicated in the past.” He added: “I think this was something that, whilst not out of the blue that it has actually happened, has probably taken a lot of people by surprise in that it has happened as quickly as it has. “But I don’t think it is a question of what is right and what is wrong really.” West Brom have trumped Nicolas Anelka’s attempt to quit the club by sacking the striker for ”gross misconduct”. The Frenchman declared on Twitter on Friday he had decided to terminate his contract with Albion, a day after it was confirmed neither he nor the Football Association would contest the five-match ban he was handed for his ‘quenelle’ goal celebration. West Brom responded by issuing a statement themselves, in which they stressed they had not received any formal notification from Anelka or his advisors. And they subsequently released another statement on Friday night, which said: “Nicolas Anelka’s purported termination of his Premier League contract this evening via social media was invalid as this was not conducted under the correct legal process as required by his contract. “The club considers the conduct of Nicolas Anelka on December 28, coupled with his purported termination on social media this evening, to be gross misconduct. “As a result the club has tonight written to Nicolas Anelka giving him 14 days’ notice of termination as required under his contract.” Anelka was placed under a club suspension by West Brom after his five-match ban was imposed, pending the conclusion of an internal inquiry. In his announcement on Twitter, the former France international, who turned 35 on Friday, said he was quitting the Baggies due to the unacceptable conditions they were proposing. He said: ”Following talks between the club and me, propositions were made to me in order to reintegrate me into the squad under certain conditions that I cannot accept. ”Wishing to retain my integrity, I have therefore taken the decision to free myself and put an end to the contract linking me with West Bromwich Albion to 2014, with immediate effect.” And Albion made reference to this in their second statement on Friday, saying: “The club notes Nicolas Anelka is unwilling to agree to the conditions set by it which may have enabled his suspension to be lifted and for him to resume training. Press Associationlast_img read more