Limerick Picasso is no fan of castle murals

first_img TAGSCharlie McLeanfeaturedKing John’s CastlemuralMusic LimerickPicassoSmug WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsLimerick Picasso is no fan of castle muralsBy Guest Writer – August 1, 2013 2652 Email Linkedin Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick No vaccines in Limerick yet King John’s Castle Limerick reopens with new medieval themed outdoor games center_img Facebook Previous articleAoife McLoughlin joins ProtobabyNext articleSearch is on for the students of 1962 Guest Writer Mural‘ART, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder’That adage certainly holds true in the case of murals painted near King John’s Castle last week that have caused a conflict of opinion amongst locals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The murals, commissioned by Limerick City Council, as part of the ‘Make a Move’ festival have been described as ‘totally inappropriate’ by Convent Street resident Charlie McLean (74). “There like something out of a horror comic. The location next to the medieval castle is out-of-place. They wouldn’t put something like that near Buntratty.“If these murals are modern art, then I’m Picasso,” said Mr McLean who has lived in the area all his life.However, Limerick City Councillor and Thomondgate resident Tom Shortt said the murals transform a rough wall on a derelict site into contemporary urban art.“The murals are painted to a high standard. They can be painted over by other artists in years to come and are not permanent, unlike some of the embarrassingly poor quality bronze public sculptures we are stuck with erected in the city in recent years.“I believe that the murals create an appropriate backdrop for City of Culture 2014. This kind of art is an ever-increasing trend and part of an urban landscape,” he said.The murals were painted by Australian born, Glasgow based artist, Smug, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished street artists in the world.Meanwhile, Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the country’s first subsidised living space scheme for artists. An open call has been made to recognised cultural practitioners, including contemporary visual artists, performers, musicians and writers, to apply for the use of six newly-refurbished residential apartments at John’s Square.The Square reopened to the public earlier this year following a €1.5 million redevelopment by Limerick City Council and, according to the local authority, it can now be considered Limerick’s Living Cultural Quarter.For more information see  Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisementlast_img read more

String Cheese Incident Brings Back “Blue Bossa,” Covers Allman Brothers In Atlanta [Full Audio/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, String Cheese Incident took to Atlanta, Georgia, kicking off their two-night run at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. For Friday’s performance, despite brutal storms rolling through during the middle of the first and second set, String Cheese Incident was energized and in proper form, still making for a magical night (with the stage being set against the backdrop of a rainbow at points). Particularly considering that these of shows will serve as the group’s last run ahead of their annual return to the iconic outdoor Colorado venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, it’s clear that String Cheese is heating up and not letting anything getting away.The String Cheese Incident Busted Moves Like Jagger On Opening Night Of Electric ForestAcross both sets, String Cheese exhibited exemplary cross-song jamming. From the get-go, the show-opening sequence of “So Far From Home” through “Lost” into Peter Rowan’s “Walls Of Time” was tight and dialed-in. After “The Road Home,” which segued into another Peter Rowan cover—this time, a stellar rendition of “Midnight Moonlight”—the first set hit its climax. The group brought back “Blue Bossa,” which hasn’t seen airtime since the group’s Red Rocks performance on July 26th, 2015, making for close to a two-year gap in between plays. “Blue Bossa,” as is only appropriate for a performance in Atlanta, then transitioned into the Allman Brothers’ “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,” which was a fitting tribute to the late Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, both of whom passed earlier in the year.The String Cheese Incident, Garaj Mahal, Oteil Burbridge & More To Play Element Music FestivalThe second set was served up as a seven-song, close to non-stop sandwich around “Just One Story.” After the opening “Just One Story,” String Cheese expertly moved into “My One And Only,” further highlighting the Colorado ensemble’s attention to thoughtful and tight transitions during last night’s show. From there, “Galactic” kicked off the sprint to the end of the set, with “Sing A New Song,” “Sirens,” and “Hi Ho No Show” making appearances ahead of the set-closing return to “Just One Story,” with Kyle Hollingsworth regularly teasing “Shakedown Street” throughout. With the weather clear and spirits high, String Cheese returned with an encore of “Falling Through The Cracks,” which eventually led into a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” to end their show.You can listen to the full show below, courtesy of Dillon Fries, plus check out photos from last night, courtesy of Joshua Lumsden. Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Chastain Park | Atlanta, GA | 7/7/2017Set One: So Far From Home> Lost> Walls of Time, The Road Home> Midnight Moonlight, Blue Bossa> Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Give Me The Love> CollidingSet Two: Just One Story> My One And Only, Galactic> Sing A New Song> Sirens> Hi Ho No Show> Just One StoryEncore: Falling Through The Cracks> Ring Of Firelast_img read more

Liverpool’s Alisson shows Chelsea the value of a great goalkeeper

first_img“It’s a clear mistake that’s cost us because at that point we go onto have a penalty which we might score and those fine margins change games at this level.”Kepa has to keep working, he has to have support around him that’s very clear but it was a clear mistake.”The Spaniard was dropped twice by Lampard in favour of 38-year-old Willy Caballero last season and Chelsea’s failure to solve their goalkeeping problem before splashing out to reinforce in other areas of the field, where they are better stocked, has been a puzzling one.Kepa had the lowest save percentage of any goalkeeper to play at least 10 games in the Premier League last season and conceded 10 more goals than he should have, according to Opta’s expected goals metric.Karius cut after KievLiverpool can now boast one of the best goalkeepers in the world as Alisson showed by saving Jorginho’s penalty on Sunday having had barely anything to do for the first 75 minutes.However, it was not so long ago that Klopp found himself in a similar situation to Lampard.After reaching the Champions League final and finishing fourth in the Premier League in 2017/18, Klopp’s side were clearly on the rise.But two catastrophic errors from Loris Karius in the 3-1 final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev convinced the German and the Liverpool hierarchy they needed a top goalkeeper to win major trophies again.Six weeks later, Alisson arrived at Anfield and has played in major part in winning the Champions League and Premier League over the past two seasons.”Even at 2-0, we could have scored more but we didn’t and the game is open,” said Klopp. “We produce the penalty, I’m not sure I would have given it, then Ali had to make the save.”This is a proper team performance, everybody had to work hard.”Chelsea have spent big and looked to the future in the signings of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell.But without a world-class keeper behind them, they still do not have the foundations of a title contender.Topics : The gulf that still exists between Liverpool and Chelsea was on show on Sunday as the Premier League champions secured a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in a match defined by the differing fortunes of the world’s two most expensive goalkeepers.Alisson Becker’s record 67 million pound (US$87 million) move from Roma to Liverpool in 2018 lasted just three weeks before Chelsea paid 72 million pound to buy Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.Just over two years on there is no doubt who got value for money with Chelsea prepared to spend again to solve their ‘keeper crisis with the imminent arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes. Kepa’s latest calamity saw him gift possession to Sadio Mane for the Senegalese’s second goal after heading Liverpool into the lead early in the second-half.Chelsea’s decision to spend 200 million pound in recent months before addressing their goalkeeper situation raised questions before the season started as to their title credentials.Just two games in, doubts over Kepa’s ability to start for a title contender have proven well founded as he also let Leandro Trossard’s long-range striker under his arm in Monday’s 3-1 win at Brighton.”He’s our player and it’s clear there are two games where we feel [he made mistakes],” said Lampard. “Brighton was a mistake as well. He’s reflected on that.last_img read more

USC student launches contactless sign-in app for preschools

first_imgKarla Leung, a junior majoring in communication and a product design intern at Carline, said that along with the initial beta test, the app undergoes frequent testing in order to make sure the interface is easy to understand. Carline also provides a digital signature option. The state of California requires wet signatures from parents in order to validate the authenticity of sign-in-sign-out sheets at preschools. However, signing with your finger on the app counts as a digital signature which can be used in lieu of a written one.  The team said it wants to concentrate on building upon existing relationships and ensuring that its customers feel that their needs have been met. The app, which launched in early April, makes the sign-in process contactless and easier to carry out, according to the founders and users, which is proving to be beneficial amid the ongoing pandemic. The app took three and a half months to develop after the initial design was drawn up according to the requests of administrators and parents, owing to the cofounders’ combined backgrounds in business, design and software development. Carline’s main function is to expedite the sign-in process at preschools; however, the app offers a variety of features for parents in addition to signing students in and out of school: designating authorized guardians, setting up playdates and checking their child’s schedule. Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the year and majors of Sasha Reiss. It also falsely stated that a fingerprint could be used as a signature in the application. The Daily Trojan regrets these errors. “In the future, we do see Carline becoming an application bundle that replaces the entire back office of any sort of school … we want it to be a turnkey software system that makes it so easy to operate your school,” Reiss said. “We are basically creating a massive distribution channel that could far outpace the app itself in terms of growth due to the natural network that exists.” The simplicity of the software also enables the team to offer the app at an affordable and competitive price. “We found that with Carline School Management, the parent experience was so much better than anything else, and for us, our number one priority besides safety is happy customers,” Andrews said. “Parents were wondering why we didn’t use this from the beginning.”  According to Dr. Tamar Andrews, the director of Temple Isaiah Preschool in Los Angeles, implementing the app has significantly improved parents’ experiences with the process, especially after a considerable number of parents had become disgruntled from using the other educational apps that were previously utilized by the preschool. In response to this, the duo, in tandem with cofounders Daniel Andrews and Max Miranda, both UC Berkeley alumni, developed Carline School Management to facilitate the hectic process. With an emphasis on customer service, Carline provides parents with video tutorials on how to operate the app and in-app support, as well as instructions and a live chat option on its website.  Carline was beta-tested with 70 students in December at the Temple Isaiah Preschool’s winter camp before being launched at the preschool.  “Parents have found it incredibly intuitive, and the other thing that parents love about it is the experience they have when they do have a problem, and they have to call for tech support,” Andrews said. “The people who answer the phone are immediately responsive and appropriate and very helpful and polite.” The app has since been adapted to include health questionnaires where parents must report any symptom their child may be experiencing, thus allowing schools to monitor students and curb the spread of the virus.  “At the time, most schools either had pen and paper sign-outs — [a] communal writing utensil touched by tons of parents and teachers every single day — or it’s a school iPad that was passed around,” said Reiss, a senior majoring in art history and business administration. “The sign-in and sign-out process had to radically change in order to adapt to this post-COVID world.” “Almost every single other solution tries to operate a whole entire package deal, and so you’re locked into their services as well as their infrastructure for your whole entire school, and this generally runs at a much higher premium,” Andrews said.  The team, consisting of 12 members, executed about 100-200 dry runs among themselves as well as with the teachers at Temple Isaiah Preschool in order to ensure the app was functioning as intended. The app continues to be updated to improve user experience.  According to Reiss, the team makes development decisions after heavily researching the schools they work with, talking with clients and defining ways to mitigate specific issues.  Senior Sasha Reiss along with three other co-founders from UCSB and UC Berkeley, developed an app to allow a contactless sign-in process for reopening schools. Currently being used in nine preschools in California, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia and Virginia, the team plans to expand its reach to secondary and higher education institutions. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) The app diverges from other primary education management apps by focusing on one feature: the sign-in-sign-out process. Thus, it assists preschool teachers and alleviates stress during one of the most trying times of their day, Andrews said.  The app is currently being utilized in nine preschools across five states: California, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia and Virginia. There are plans to possibly expand into secondary and higher education institutions. After its initial success at the Temple Isaiah Preschool, the Carline team rose in popularity after being recommended by satisfied preschool directors. The developers also marketed themselves through different social media platforms, targeting preschool administrative discussion forums. Before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, USC student Sasha Reiss and UC Santa Barbara student Josh Andrews heard complaints from a preschool administrator about the ineffectiveness and ambiguity of the app their school was using for pick-ups and drop-offs. Without a firm understanding of the app’s mechanics and with winter break drawing to an end around January, administrators entered the school year with frustration and confusion.last_img read more

Mr Green bolsters Russia 2018 inventory with Colossus Bets’ Super 8 Jackpots

first_img William Hill closes Stockholm Gametek office July 1, 2020 Mr Green has confirmed the launch of its new betting pools inventory– ‘Jackpot Bets’ in partnership with Colossus Bets, strengthening its World Cup Russia 2018 betting proposition.Stockholm-listed MRG Group’s flagship Mr Green brand will launch an initial ‘5 pool – £5 million Super 8 Jackpots’, for Russia 2018.Mr Green’s betting pool inventory will be further supported by a full range of full Colossus Bets provisions including Syndicates ‘crowd-betting’ functionality and Cash Out.Updating the market, Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink, commented; “Since the beginning, Mr Green has led in the market with our ‘Green Gaming’ ethos.Colossus sports jackpots offer a ‘low stakes for grand prizes’ alternative to traditional sports betting that is in line with our brand values and enables us to reach out to a broad audience.The timing is ideal with this summer’s big football event just around the corner, the launch advances our strategy to provide a full gaming portfolio to our existing players.”The Super 8 jackpots are exclusive to Mr Green and can be won by picking the correct score in a series of 8 matches. These jackpots include Colossus’ unique Cash Out feature, which enables players to bank profits as they progress towards a lottery-sized prize.Since its enterprise launch in 2013, Colossus Bets informs that it has distributed more than £100 million in player prizes.Backing Mr Green as new partner Colossus Bets’ CEO, Bernard Marantelli, commented, “We have worked with Mr Green to create an appealing ‘entry level’ product for the biggest sports event of the year and beyond. We are excited to see a brand of their quality join the Colossus network.” StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’ June 9, 2020 Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020 Submitlast_img read more