National commendations for Limerick architectural firm

first_imgEmail Twitter by Rose RusheCastleconnell’s CK HouseLIMERICK  based firm Praxis Architecture, nominated nationally for online voting in the Irish Architecture Awards 2015’s People’s Choice:,    had a worthwhile call to Dublin for ceremonies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On June 18 last, the RIAI award event took place and while Michael O’Connor’s Praxis  was not winner, their projects were Commended in relevant categories, Best House and Best Emerging Practice.The nominated structure was CK House, a private dwelling  in Castleconnell designed for a green field site to a brief and budget outlined by the client family.Praxis Architecture’s four-strong staff, working out of Creagh House, was nominated also for Best Emerging Practice, based on their precis of selected projects.Speaking to Limerick Post prior to the industry and consumer-driven awards, O’Connor described the the architecture done by Praxis as “involving a lot of domestic work but we do a lot of other buildings as well”.CK House, Castleconnell, by Praxis ArchitectureClient feedback  had informed some of the entry submission to the Awards. The praise is pointed. “From the outset the architect demonstrated a clear commitment to engage with us/ understand our needs. Their iterative approach allowed us to participate in key design decisions, particularly if budget could be impacted.“Together we created a much loved family home, on time/ on budget and with ‘wow’ factor also”.* praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realised. It may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practising ideas Facebook BusinessNewsNational commendations for Limerick architectural firmBy Rose Rushe – June 23, 2015 1042 WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Print Linkedin Previous articleSoccer – Daryl Horgan named SSE Airtricity/SWA Player of the Month for MayNext articleRacecourse venue for Killarney Food & Music Festival Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postlast_img read more

This is our worst nightmare

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Roy’s 153 leads England to victory over Bangladesh

first_imgCARDIFF, Wales (Reuters) – England posted their highest World Cup total to overcome their Bangladesh hoodoo in style as they got back to winning ways with a crushing 106-run victory in Cardiff yesterday.England had lost their last two World Cup matches against Bangladesh, including the defeat that knocked them out of the 2015 tournament, but they had no such trouble in blustery conditions in south Wales.Jason Roy (153), who smashed the second highest World Cup score by an England batsman, and Jonny Bairstow (51) set England on their way, before Jos Buttler (64) took them past 300 and a late flurry from Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett ensured a record 386 for six. In reply, pace bowler Jofra Archer struck early to remove Soumya Sarkar – the ball clipping the off stump before flying past the wicketkeeper all the way to the boundary without bouncing – before a run-a-ball century from Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh recover.But they were bowled out for 280 as tournament favourites England hit back from their surprise loss to Pakistan in convincing style.“We knew that we would have to improve in order to win a tough game against Bangladesh,” England captain Eoin Morgan said. “And I think with the bat, in particular, we were outstanding. “He (Roy) is very intimidating to play against when he does score runs.”Roy and Bairstow put on the second-century opening partnership of this World Cup before Bairstow fell to a fine catch by Mehidy Hasan to make it 128-1 in the 20th over.Roy was not to be deterred, reaching his ninth ODI hundred off 92 balls, before passing 150 with three successive sixes, only to fall the very next ball chasing another big hit. “Jonny and I have been doing pretty well together over the last few years so we’ve got not too much to worry about,” man-of-the-match Roy said. “We’ll go out there and get the job done.”Buttler, moved up the order as England kept attacking, slammed four sixes in his quick-fire 64, passing 50 from just 33 balls – the joint fastest half-century at this World Cup. Morgan made 35 before being caught and Plunkett and Woakes then blasted 45 off the last 17 balls to help England post the seventh highest total in a World Cup.Buttler did not come out to keep wicket due to injury as Bangladesh got off to a shaky start with the bat, with Sarkar being spectacularly clean-bowled by Archer with just eight runs on the board.Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim put on 107 for the third wicket before Mushfiqur fell six short of his 50, but Shakib’s eighth ODI century kept Bangladesh in with an outside chance. Nonetheless, what would have been a World Cup record run chase eluded Bangladesh, as the innings lost momentum and England eased home.“That total was too much; credit goes to England for the way they batted,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said.England now have two wins from three games and next take on the West Indies on Friday. Bangladesh have one victory from three and play Sri Lanka on Tuesday.SCOREBOARDENGLAND innings J. Roy c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mehidy Miraz 153J. Bairstow c Mehidy Miraz b Mashrafe Mortaza 51J. Root b Mohammad Saifuddin 21J. Buttler c Soumya Sarkar b Mohammad Saifuddin 64E. Morgan (c) c Soumya Sarkar b Mehidy Miraz 35B. Stokes c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mustafizur Rahman 6C. Woakes not out 18L. Plunkett not out 27Extras: (lb-3, nb-1, w-7) 11Total: (6 wickets, 50 overs) 386Fall of wickets: 1-128, 2-205, 3-235, 4-330, 5-340, 6-341.Bowling: Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-71-0, Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-68-1, Mohammad Saifuddin 9-0-78-2, Mustafizur Rahman 9-0-75-1, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-0-67-2, Mosaddek Hossain 2-0-24-0.BANGLADESH innings (target: 387 runs from 50 overs)Tamim Iqbal c Morgan b Wood 19Soumya Sarkar b Archer 2Shakib Al Hasan b Stokes 121Mushfiqur Rahim c Roy b Plunkett 44Mohammad Mithun c Bairstow b Rashid 0Mahmudullah c Bairstow b Wood 28Mosaddek Hossain c Archer b Stokes 26Mohammad Saifuddin b Stokes 5Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Bairstow b Archer 12Mashrafe Mortaza not out 4Mustafizur Rahman c Bairstow b Archer 0Extras: (lb 9, w 10) 19Total (all out; 48.5 overs) 280Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-63, 3-169, 4-170, 5-219, 6-254, 7-261, 8-264, 9-280.Bowling: Woakes 8-0-67-0, Archer 8.5-2-29-3, Plunkett 8-0-36-1, Wood 8-0-52-2, Rashid 10-0-64-1, Stokes 6-1-23-3.last_img read more