From Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in France

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSCahill Irish Cheese FarmcheeseKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsFrom Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in FranceBy Meghann Scully – February 29, 2020 145 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleLaverty’s life of Full and PlentyNext articleJvG names team for Scarlets clash with Farrell back in the XV Meghann Scully Emailcenter_img Linkedin Bord Bia hosted a Limerick farmhouse cheesemaker at France’s premier cheese and dairy event, Salon du Fromage, in Paris this week.Cahill Irish Farm Cheese from Newcastle West attended the “Salon” trade event which closes today, February 26th. This event showcases over 200 artisan producers from 20 countries, with over 7,000 buyers and visitors in attendance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the opportunity for Irish farmhouse cheese, Bord Bia France and Belgium Manager, Finnian O’Luasa said, “The strong and sustained growth of Irish artisan cheese exports to France, from 5 tonnes to over 35 tonnes in the last 8 years, is an invaluable endorsement of the quality of Irish farmhouse cheese internationally.“As the epi-centre of gourmet cheese, France remains a key market for the sector and Salon du Fromage is an important event in the specialty dairy sector’s calendar.“Given the challenges of Brexit and US tariffs coming to the fore in recent, the event is an ideal opportunity to showcase Irish artisan cheese to new buyers, while also developing existing relationships.” he added.Bluebell Falls and Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese exhibited for the first time at the event, while Cahill Irish Farm Cheese, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Durrus Farmhouse Cheese, and Cooleeney Farm have been present in the French market for a number of years.Bord Bia provided market insight and logistical support as well as contacted buyers for the six Irish companies who participated on the stand. Bord Bia also hosted a trade reception on the stand with Ireland’s Ambassador to France, H.S Patricia O’Brien, to further develop relations between the Irish cheesemakers and French buyers.Today, there are 68 cheesemakers in Ireland and the sector is valued at approximately €20 million per annum at farm gate level. The sector currently exports to 25 countries. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Art of combining chemistry and architecture

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Many Harvard students have interests that bridge the seemingly disparate fields of art and science. Many fewer combine them in a joint concentration. Among those, Maille Radford ’17 has accomplished a first in Harvard history: earning joint degrees in chemistry and history of art and architecture.Radford already has experience in art conservation, a field that unites her two disciplines. In a senior-year internship in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums, she took samples and analyzed objects made from a variety of materials. Radford applied what she learned to her thesis on the evolution, use, reception, and degradation of plastics in modern art.“Being able to work in conservation for the first time, I’ve realized how my studies over the past four years may apply to studying art and artists’ materials,” Radford said. “It’s an incredible opportunity and has made me look at artwork differently.”Radford grew up in Dallas, and when she and her sister were young, they visited museums every Friday. In high school, she interned at the Kimbell Art Museum in nearby Fort Worth. Her curiosity about conservation science was further piqued by a family friend who worked as a paper conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.At Harvard, Radford declared a chemistry concentration — but her love for art didn’t fade. So she approached Gregory Tucci, director of undergraduate studies in chemistry and senior lecturer on chemistry and chemical biology, to ask if she could pursue a joint concentration.“This had never been done before, so at first I was thinking the answer was going to be: ‘no way,’” recalled Tucci. “But by the end of our conversation, it was clear that she was a very special person and that, actually, she must do this.”Doing this was not easy. Radford had to build her own academic plan of study in order to prove she could graduate in four years. And given the sheer number of courses required by each discipline, she had little time to study subjects beyond her fields. She said she would anyway have used the time to take history of art and architecture classes.That Radford earned her joint degree on time was “not surprising” to Tucci. “Maille’s someone who gets everything done, and she gets it done to the absolute highest standards,” he said.Benjamin Buchloh, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art and Radford’s history of art and architecture adviser, echoed Tucci. “Maille was more than capable and qualified to do this,” he said, adding that Radford’s interdisciplinary thesis, which incorporated analysis of Richard Hamilton’s use of plastic in “The Solomon R. Guggenheim” reliefs (1965–66), was “quite outstanding.”The pinnacle of Radford’s unique academic itinerary was her Straus Center internship. Her joint concentration required that the two disciplines be addressed in a single thesis; one place where she could conduct research to this end was right under her nose. The Straus Center was founded to encourage the intersection of conservation, conservation science, and curatorial practice.“There’s an artificial divide between the humanities and the sciences,” said Narayan Khandekar, the Straus Center’s director. “But it’s not often you find people who are willing to take risks to bridge that divide. I’m really happy Maille was able to do it.”The Straus Center rarely accepts undergraduate interns because of the rigorous advanced-level work required in conservation labs. But Khandekar said he could tell Radford possessed the knowledge and skills, along with the enthusiasm.She worked closely with Georgina Rayner, the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science, to contribute to a comprehensive survey of the plastics collection at the Harvard Art Museums. Radford said it was exhilarating — if also intimidating — to observe the extraction of samples from works she had studied in class, such as Russian sculptor Naum Gabo’s “Construction in Space with Balance on Two Points” (circa 1925–26) and to work directly with other objects such as Jim Dine’s prints portfolio “A Tool Box” (1966). With Rayner’s oversight, Radford analyzed these objects using specialized equipment, such as the FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectrometer).Katherine Eremin, the Straus Center’s Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist, assisted Radford with the analysis and identification of pigments in Islamic manuscripts from the collection of Villa I Tatti, home to the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in Florence, Italy. The works are part of the exhibition “A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti” (May 20–Aug. 13).“You learn fine-motor skills and analytical techniques in the lab, but actually applying them to the artworks is very different,” Radford said.Radford spent two days a week in the Straus Center as an intern, but her involvement with the Harvard Art Museums goes back to her first days on campus. As a member of its Student Board since spring 2014, Radford helped connect the campus community and her fellow Dunster House residents with the museums. The group organized House Teas, Student Late Nights, and other popular events held in the museums.“They say it’s the students’ museum, and it’s really felt that way, based on all the chances the Student Board has had to meet with the director, curatorial staff, and others who work here,” Radford said. “It was meaningful to see how much the student perspective is valued.”Graduation means leaving behind Harvard’s artworks and laboratories, but not the world of museums. With a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, Radford will pursue graduate degrees in curatorial studies and art history, hoping to determine whether she’ll pursue a career as a curator, a conservation scientist, or something in between.“I’m so appreciative that I have this background,” Radford said, “because it has helped me understand the potential of analyzing artwork.”last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Nov. 3

first_imgDyslexia screening is a welcome mandateThe Oct. 27 headline (“Local lawmakers support dyslexia screening mandate”) brings sudden tears to my eyes. My grandson suffered through his early school years, a victim of dyslexia.In spite of continued effort, he could not accomplish success as his classmates did. Consequently, he experienced daily failure and humiliation.This scenario is a very tough one. It’s an awesome burden for a youngster. Parents deal with similar feelings with their inability to help him at home.Teacher conferences were dismal meetings and time was passing without encouragement or answers.On July 28, 2003, Time magazine published an article on dyslexia.Seemingly, there was a wide disparity within the school’s curriculum to train staff to the possibilities of this problem. Teachers began requesting this training when they learned of my grandson’s disability.My daughter persevered with further research now that she had a direction. Ultimately, she presented her findings to the school board. She met with hard resistance, but eventually succeeded in securing classroom assistance for her son.Finally, the long arduous school days began to ebb, and a very bright youngster began to absorb his schoolwork. A completely competent student was finally able to show his prowess. Today, he is a successful young man, well in control and mastery of his dyslexia. My daughter has become the go-to person for many other parents.Godspeed this proposal. Our heartfelt thanks go to all those supporting its passage — a long overdue acknowledgment of this problem.Margaret M. NixonMechanicville‘Socialism’ still a fear tactic of RepublicansIn an October 10, 1952, campaign speech, delivered from the rear platform of a train in Syracuse, President Harry S. Truman said that “Socialism is a scareword (sic) that they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years.“Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports.“Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.”“They” were the Republicans — and 67 years later — they’re still at it.Walter F. WoukSummitTrump killing dream for a better worldDuring my life, I have tried to follow a “do no harm” strategy.For mankind and my children’s sake, I hoped to leave this world in as good or better condition than it was when I was born.Now, in my 80th year, I sadly observe Trump’s destruction of my lifelong dream. Every action taken by the president reduces the possibility of attaining my goal.His environmental deregulations have increased the pollution of our air and water. His denial of global warming threatens the very existence of mankind.His border wall mentality fails to recognize the root causes of mass migration. His economic policies increase the gap between the rich and the poor.His military threats and isolationism jeopardize world peace. His tax revisions benefit the rich and increase the national debt in a time of economic prosperity.His chipping away of the ACA threatens many families with the financial disaster of a serious illness. His subservience to the NRA prevents the adoption of significant gun control legislation.His narcissistic, lying, immoral behavior has destroyed our respect for the office of the president.To restore my broken dream, Trump must either be impeached or defeated in the next election.Charles RiellyAltamontMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe’ve had enough of Trump’s misconductThe clandestine relationship between Trump and Putin, I believe, started long before the 2016 presidential campaign.They could have planned it all in advance. Trump might have agreed to join the race if Putin assured his winning. The Russian hacking of Clinton’s emails, as well as those of the Democratic National Committee, gave the scheme its impetus.This arrangement could explain Trump’s love affair with Putin. As Nancy Pelosi said recently, “All roads lead to Russia.”In an attempt to ensure his winning in 2020, he has overstepped the boundaries enough to cause an impeachment inquiry. His bragging about his “unmatched wisdom” has only proven how dumb he really is.Calling his opponents “human scum” was a nasty thing to say, even for him. He, along with Pence, Pompeo, Barr, Mulvaney, Giuliani and Perry, are the real “human scum.”We absolutely do not need another four years of Donald Trump.Jane ReisengerSchenectadyHappy to see threats now taken seriouslyI read this newspaper daily due to being a person that visits this area frequently, and I read the Oct. 23 story “Saratoga Sheriff: 13-year-old charged in Schuylerville school threat.”When I glanced over this story, I thought of how the school system has changed since I was in high school not too long ago.These days, threats made by anyone have to be taken with an urgent response from the police department. It is very unfortunate that some adolescents make a threat like this without realizing the initial impact it has on others. I am thankful that the district officials were able to pass this along to the police to deal with I believe that things like this should be taken seriously, regardless if it is a joke or not.Kameron KellySharon Springslast_img read more

William Saliba has ‘earned the right’ to play Saint-Etienne’s Coupe de France final, says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Jun 2020 1:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Advertisement Arsenal have given Saint-Etienne permission to field William Saliba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says William Saliba has ‘earned the right’ to play for Saint-Etienne in their Coupe de France final with Paris Saint-Germain next month. Saliba, 19, joined Arsenal in a £27million move last summer but was immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 campaign to aid his development and guarantee regular playing time. However, the impact of the coronavirus crisis on French football means there has been uncertainty over whether the central defender will be able to feature in the side’s all-important cup final on July 24. The defender has struggled with injuries at Saint-Etienne this season (Picture: Getty)At his press conference on Tuesday, Arteta underlined his desire to let Saint-Etienne field the France Under-20 international in the cup final.‘I think he needs to stay there,’ Arteta said.‘We’ve got an agreement with Saint-Etienne and he’s earned his right to play that final.’Puel has been desperate to secure an extension for the teenager given Saint-Etienne’s clash with PSG represents their last chance to qualify for next season’s Europa League.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta is reluctant to put too much pressure on Saliba given his age and says he’s been in contact with the centre-half across the season.‘I spoke with him a few times,’ the Spaniard added.‘We’ve been following his season, he had a difficult season with injuries. ‘I know how high expectations are for him next season but we have to bear in mind his age.’Are Arsenal right to let Saliba play in the Coupe de France final?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ray Parlour sends warning to Matteo Guendouzi amid Arsenal exit rumoursMORE: Arsenal decide against signing Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal after loan spell expires Advertisementcenter_img William Saliba has ‘earned the right’ to play Saint-Etienne’s Coupe de France final, says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Comment Arteta is happy to let Saliba play in the Coupe de France final (Picture: Getty)Saliba’s temporary agreement expires today and Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel last week pleaded with the Gunners to extend their deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘William is at the end of his contract at the end of the month,’ the Saint-Etienne manager said at his press conference last Wednesday. ‘He takes great pleasure in training with his team. ‘We will see what can be done to keep him a little longer with us.’last_img read more