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Warning sounded over dangerous buildings

first_img Previous articleHave your say: Should Sarsfield’s statue be moved?Next articlePride of place needed to clean up city admin “We certainly don’t want a repeat of what happened in Cork a few years ago when a disused building collapsed on to the street killing an innocent person,” he said.“Because these buildings are not currently being used for either residential or commercial use there is a greater danger that they will deteriorate at a faster pace, leading to possible structural concerns and safety issues, and as the city council is the local statutory agency with responsibility for planning and building control, we must carry out a complete structural and safety audit without delay.“Once this report is completed we can consider its findings and formally instruct the owners to comply with the recommendations made, so as to ensure that no member of the public is in any way in danger from walking close to the buildings involved”.Cllr Leddin has been informed that the City Hall management have had a number of discussions with the owners of the site.“The sooner we consider and agree alternative options for this site – such as a city centre transport hub for cars and buses, the better”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsWarning sounded over dangerous buildingsBy admin – October 2, 2010 592 Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Email CONCERN that one or a number of buildings located in the area designated to the stalled Opera Centre might collapse on to a street, has been voiced by Cllr Joe Leddin, who has called on Limerick City Council to instigate an inspection of all the buildings included in the original proposed development. Pointing out that many of the buildings are over 100 years old and have not been occupied for many years, the Labour councillor said that many front on to streets with high levels of pedestrian traffic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s Cushwah-Leighton Library hosts Oscars ballot contest

first_imgSaint Mary’s Cushwa-Leighton Library finished tallying the votes for this year’s annual spring contest, which focused on the accuracy of students’ predictions for Academy Award winners.“With our contests, we always do a corresponding exhibit,” said Ula Gaha, a reference and instruction librarian. “Since the Academy Awards fall during Black History Month, we just thought it was a good, natural fit.”Gaha said it made sense for the library to bring the two together, as Hollywood has been increasing its diversity this year more than ever.“We wanted to connect the contest to Black History Month to celebrate the achievements made by black people in Hollywood,” Taylor Strong, a junior and library intern, said in an email. “On the display in the library, I made pictures of past winners and had books about African Americans in film.”Strong said the process for planning the contest began in January, and she enjoyed the opportunity to work directly on creating the contest.“It was a great opportunity to collaborate with the social media team and create something fun for the student body,” she said. “This was also my first time being in charge of a contest. Before this contest, I would come up with the ideas for it, and Ula would do work to set it up. I learned how to build a contest from the ground up and delegate work to my team, which will be important tools I can use after college.”Gaha said there were many trends in the 46 submitted student ballots.“‘A Star is Born’ won for the students’ choice for Best Picture, and ‘Black Panther’ was a really close second. Lady Gaga for Best Actress. Rami Malek blew every other [Best] Actor [nominee] away,” Gaha said. “We had a tie for the animated feature for ‘The Incredibles II’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’ ‘A Star is Born’ is what was voted as Best Adapted Screenplay. And Best Supporting Actress, Emma Stone, and [Best Supporting] Actor [was] Mahershala Ali for ‘Green Book.’”Strong said she was pleased with the outcome of the contest but has a few ideas to increase student participation in the future.“Overall, the contest went really well,” Strong said. “For future contests, I’d love to increase online engagement about the contest by making more Facebook and Instagram Stories.”The first place prize is a $20 Fandango gift card, the second place prize is a $15 Starbucks gift card and the third place prize is $10 in Munch Money. Lydia Csaszar, freshman and third-place finisher, said the contest was a fun way to test her film knowledge.“I love it, and I think it was fun. It was also a good five-minute study break where I could put my hobby of following the movie industry to the test,” she said in an email. “I thought, ‘Why not?’ and I love movies anyway.”Senior Alicia Twisselmann won first place. She said she entered the contest because she had some free time in the library.“I don’t generally enter library contests, but I was waiting for someone to meet me and figured it was something to do to kill time,” she said in an email.Twisselmann said it was a fun experience, and she was happy to see her love of movies contribute to her ability to see more.“I’m very excited,” she said. “I love movies, and the Fandango gift card will be helpful in getting to go see more of them.”Tags: 2019 Oscars, Cushwa-Leighton Library, spring contestlast_img read more

SOLD: Blockbuster auction weekend ahead in Brisbane

first_imgThis house at 31 Billington St, Alderley, is going to auction on Saturday.AN ARRAY of classic Queenslanders are set to go under the hammer, but a rare block of vacant land could create the biggest buzz among buyers in Brisbane this weekend.At least three potential parties have already put their hands up to bid for the 405 sqm parcel in the sought-after, inner city suburb of Norman Park.Investors and builders will be hungry for a piece of the auction action at 93 Macrossan Avenue on Saturday when Place Estate Agents get things underway at 11am. This block of residential land at 93 Macrossan Ave, Norman Park, is going to auction on Saturday.For early risers, another auction in Norman Park will be taking place around the corner at 92 Morehead Avenue on Saturday.A 1930s Queenslander with traditional features such as VJ walls, picture rails and casement windows will go under the hammer at 9am.The home has been beautifully updated, with the contemporary kitchen featuring a walk-in pantry, stone bench tops, Miele appliances and bi-fold servery windows and doors opening out to a back deck. This house at 92 Morehead Ave, Norman Park, is going to auction on Saturday.The property is within walking distance to parks, shops, restaurants, cafes and public transport. It’s likely to be popular with growing families wanting to secure a place in the catchment of Seven Hills State School, or to be close to St Thomas’ Primary Camp Hill, Lourdes Hill College and Anglican Church Grammar School. Inside the house at 92 Morehead Ave, Norman Park.On Brisbane’s northside, another character-filled Queenslander is up for grabs in Alderley.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 31 Billington Street is in the prized Wilston State School catchment and within walking distance of coffee shops, neighbourhood bars and restaurants. This house at 31 Billington St, Alderley, is going to auction on Saturday.The home has been renovated to inspire entertaining, with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area seamlessly connecting with an outdoor entertaining space and pool.Traditional features such as the leadlight entry, timber floors and decorative pressed metal ceilings blend with modern extensions at the back of the home.There is room for further expansion, with the undercroft of the home left undeveloped.Craig Clydsdale of Ray White Alderley is taking the property to auction at 10am on Saturday. Inside the house at 31 Billington St, Alderley, which is going to auction on Saturday.And in nearby Ashgrove, a huge house with some quirky features will make buyers look twice.Perched on a 1000 sqm block, the home at 32 Lindsay Street is a renovator’s delight, having been in the same family for 34 years.It will also appeal to those with a view to levelling the block and starting again. This house at 32 Lindsay St, Ashgrove, is going to auction on Saturday.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoAshgrove is a high demand suburb, with an abundance of parks, shops and public transport options.It is also sought after for its schools, including Mt St Michael’s and Marist College.The property is scheduled to go under the hammer at 2pm on Saturday. This house at 32 Lindsay St, Ashgrove, is going to auction on Saturday.Finally, on the Sunshine Coast, a ground floor unit on Kawana Island, near Mooloolaba is on offer.The stand-alone, four-bedroom apartment at 208/1 Fiji Court is only three years’ old, spans 216 sqm and has a private courtyard.It has all the advantages of a waterfront home, with the complex right on the water’s edge and with its own pontoon. This unit at 208/1 Fiji Court, Kawana Island, is going to auction on Saturday. This unit at 208/1 Fiji Court, Kawana Island, is going to auction on Saturday.Facilities within the apartment complex include landscaped grounds, a resort swimming pool, a barbecue and a tennis court.Ideal for buyers who don’t have the budget for a waterfront home with ocean access.last_img read more

Dumb fans, dumber chants

first_imgIt’s that time of year again at Camp Randall.Yes, it’s college football season, but with it comes moronic fans and their equally stupid chants.Now don’t get me wrong, I love college football and its fan atmosphere, but there are some people who fill the stands who are as annoying as Tony Kornheiser on ESPN Monday Night Football.Sure, there are some classics such as those profanity-laced ones following “The Hey Song” and “Swingtown,” but the bad far outweighs the good.Several chants aren’t as bad considering they are adding on to pre-existing ones, but they just don’t make sense. Take the “We Want More” chant, for example. Everyone in the student section thinks it’s really clever and giggles when they add “beer” to the end of it, but just think about it for once — beer isn’t served in any college football stadium in the nation, shouldn’t it be “We Want Beer” instead?Speaking of beer, the excuse every student has when asked why Camp Randall can’t fill sections J through P before kick-off is pregame partying. Nothing against it, but if you’re so hardcore, why don’t you just wake up a few hours earlier?UW’s lazy fans have made television broadcasts reluctant to show the Camp’s student section and have held it back for years. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit ripped student Badger fans a couple years ago and he was pretty much right on — get a clue and watch the game.The worst chants by far, though, are the ones people try to make up themselves. Sorry, you so-called super fans, but they usually don’t make sense whatsoever. During Saturday’s rather boring game against Western Illinois, some bozo emphatically tried to ignite his own chants. Boy, were they terrible. “Who got the first down? We got the first down! Who got the completion? We got the completion!” Geez … go back to Minnesota, home of the worst chants in the nation, where Gopher fans can’t even finish shouting the initials to their state in a unison chorus.But as frustrated as I was with the idiotic chants, Camp Randall’s faithful redeemed themselves when this goofball tried bringing them to a new all-time low. Everyone in my section wanted this guy to shut up, so the next time he said something, the person next to me started a chant of his own in response.”Who’s the idiot? You’re the idiot!” Ah, pure genius — it set off an onslaught of the “A-hole” chant for about the rest of the quarter. I guess I don’t really hate all chants after all. However, they’re just the beginning to the stupidity.When other college football scores across the country are shown on the big screen, I’ve never understood why everyone boos the Big Ten teams during non-conference play. Um, hello, you want Big Ten teams to win outside of the conference so a potential Badger victory will look better down the road. It’s just a little thing called RPI.Then there are the home-made signs. Fortunately, Camp Randall doesn’t have a big problem with this, but it’s so painful watching a game at home only to have a cut to someone and their dim-witted sign. Good job, you found a way to put some unrelated phrase into the TV station’s logo — haven’t seen that one before. I don’t mean to diss the kids on this one because if you’re over the age of 12, you shouldn’t be wasting your time making signs anyway.And don’t even get me started on face and body painting or the wave.At least college football isn’t as bad as basketball. I’m already dreading the day of having to hear the infamous airball mantra, even five minutes after the fact. Or those people who scream during a free throw and think a miss is all because of them, even after doing it unsuccessfully countless times beforehand.Maybe I’ve just been spoiled from sitting on press row the past couple of years and have missed out on this chanting obsession because I just don’t get it. Either way, I know I can expect a large “A-hole” chant heading my way the next time I step foot in the student section — that’s fine, I’ll still be shaking my head.Send all your new chant ideas and hate mail to [email protected]last_img read more