Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more

Defense Leaders Gather To Address Regional Threats At CANSEC

first_imgBy Dialogo November 21, 2019 Defense leaders from 14 Caribbean countries along with their counterparts from Canada, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom attended the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), November 14-15, 2019, in Miami.SOUTHCOM sponsors the annual regional security conference to promote dialogue among defense and security leaders, so they can work jointly to defeat transnational threats, be better prepared to respond to crises, and support disaster relief operations.The topics discussed at the conference included humanitarian assistance, disaster relief operations, regional security objectives, and the annual multinational security exercise Tradewinds.“One of the themes was how do we work together as partners and how do we utilize and work effectively with the regional security organizations like Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency,” said U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, SOUTHCOM commander, to reporters. “We think it’s important to tell a story about the important work that we’re doing collectively, together, to enhance the security of this neighborhood, because we are all neighbors and friends,” he added.At the forefront of security threats to the region are transnational criminal organizations and illicit trafficking. Although these organizations are well-funded, progress has been made in deterring their networks thanks to regional cooperation and working with Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) in Key West, Florida.“Since this year [2019], we have had over $4 billion of cocaine, in terms of street value, that we have seized, and just under $1 billion in marijuana. So it has been a very successful year for us working with JIATF South,” said Lieutenant General John Meade, Jamaican Chief of Defense.Buildings are reduced to rubble after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas. Responding to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief was on the agenda for defense leaders at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC). (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Adam Stanton)Venezuela as a narco-stateDefense leaders recognized that narcotraffickers have taken advantage of the   breakdown in security and civil society perpetuated by the corruption of the regime in Venezuela.“Maduro’s regime has facilitated narcotrafficking,” Adm. Faller said. “There’s over a 50 percent increase of narcotrafficking in and through Venezuela, and Maduro and his cronies are lining their pockets, in cahoots with the illicit narcotrafficking.”Crisis responseProviding humanitarian assistance and disaster relief was also on the agenda as defense and security leaders discussed their roles in response to crises in the region, as was the case during Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Bahamas in early 2019.“We are seeing more severe weather systems coming through the region,” said Barbados Defence Force Captain Errington Shurland, executive director of the Regional Security System (RSS). “It is anticipated that the systems will be more severe, more frequent, and I think that a tabletop exercise, if done on an annual basis, would allow us to better improve our response,” he added.The road aheadIn the face of all these threats, regional leaders recognized the importance of like-minded democracies and nations working together in support of mutual goals and shared interests.“I was pleased that we achieved the goals of the conference to really strengthen friendships, commitments, and looking at ways to have a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous hemisphere,” concluded Adm. Faller.last_img read more

Coleman improves after disappointing in season opener

first_imgDaJuan Coleman is placing most of his focus on two particular elements of his game: catching the ball deep in the paint and keeping it high once he has it.On Tuesday, he showed improvement in both areas. After finishing with a mere two points and four rebounds against Cornell, Coleman posted a double-double in No. 9 Syracuse’s (2-0) 89-74 win over Fordham (1-1) at the Carrier Dome in front of 22,667.“DaJuan played his game,” freshman forward B.J. Johnson said. “Came up big with some rebounds. He played very well.”Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said Coleman is a force down low and does a good job corralling rebounds. He had 10 against Fordham, seven of which came on the offensive glass.“He gets in the middle,” Boeheim said. “He gets his hands on balls.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate in the first half, Coleman snatched a C.J. Fair miss. He missed a layup, but after the ball deflected off Jerami Grant’s chest, Coleman grabbed it and elevated to shoot.The shot swirled around the rim and fell. Coleman was fouled and his free throw extended SU’s lead to 42-19.There were times when Coleman was inefficient, though.On one play in the second half, he started with the ball 3 feet outside the paint and thumped his way inside and forced a shot.Assistant coach Mike Hopkins, who works with Coleman in practice, stood up and swung his fist. Hopkins seemed to be half excited about the move and half frustrated with the shot selection and that Coleman didn’t finish.Coleman said he’s working on positioning himself deeper inside so he can rise up to the basket and not have to make an unnecessarily complicated move to get toward the rim.“The further I get it the easier it’s going to be to score,” Coleman said.Coleman finished 3-of-6 on Tuesday, and all of his field goals came in the paint.“That’s the way it should be,” Boeheim said. “If anything, he worked too much away from the paint.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2013 at 12:58 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more