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Convention Centre Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin is a convention centre in the Dublin Docklands, Ireland. The Convention centre overlooks the River Liffey at Spencer Dock, it was designed by the Irish-born American architect Kevin Roche. Construction started in 1998 and the building opened in 2010. In 1995, the Irish government planned to build a National Convention Centre but this plan was abandoned. Minister for Tourism Enda Kenny had announced the location of the proposed convention centre to be at the RDS in Ballsbridge – this proved to be a dead-end. In November 1997, with the new Fianna Fáil-led government elected, a new competition to build the conference centre was launched by Tourism Minister James McDaid, with seven consortia entering; the Office of Public Works proposed to build the convention centre at Infirmary Road beside the Phoenix Park. The Ogden/Sonas Centre group headed by Robert White, whose plans for a casino-based scheme at the Phoenix Park had been abandoned by the previous government entered the competition.

The Anna Livia Consortium, comprising Earlsfort Group, Bennett Construction and Kilsarin Concrete, proposed a conference centre complex within Dublin Port across the street from the O2. Treasury Holdings, headed by Johnny Ronan and Richard Barrett, who were the ultimate winners of the competition, entered into an agreement with CIE to locate its project at Spencer Dock. Developer Harry Crosbie was part of the consortium, their plan included plans for two 250-bedroom hotels, at least one of, never built. One hotel had been planned for the rear of the Convention Centre, the site of, used as a park in the interim; the closing date for entries was 31 January 1998. The European Union agreed to provide a maximum grant of £25 million towards the project though this was conditional on the project was completed by the year 2000; the overall cost of the project at the time was projected at £35m to £45m, excluding site acquisition, according to the tender document. Successful bidders would have to hand over £250,000 to Bord Fáilte for costs incurred by them.

The CCD was shortlisted for the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards – Engineering Project of the Year 2010. Construction work began on the project in 1998, though not finishing until 2010. A legal dispute arose between its promoters, Spencer Dock International, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Dublin City Council which delayed the project. Construction of the project was undertaken by Construction Management Partnership, a joint venture between Treasury Holdings Limited and John Sisk & Son Limited. Sisk was awarded the contract to build the "£104 million" centre in March 1999; the building is iconic for a number of architectural innovations the glass frontage and numerous curved walls. The building can hold up to 8,000 people in 22 meeting rooms, which include a 2,000-seat auditorium and a 4,500 square metre exhibition and banqueting space, it is the first carbon-neutral convention centre in the world because of its use of low-carbon cement and the offsetting of unavoidable carbon emissions by purchasing carbon credits in accordance with the Voluntary Carbon Standard.

It features a thermal-wheel heat-recovery system and an ice-storage thermal unit to provide air conditioning for the building. The CCD won silver in'Best Overseas Conference Centre' in the M&IT Industry Awards 2011, second to The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and beating Bella Center and The Las Vegas Convention Center. Official website Spencer Dock website Dublin Docklands website

Leo Folla

Leo Folla is an American soccer player who plays for Chattanooga Red Wolves in USL League One. Folla was born and raised on Roosevelt Island, holds Brazilian and Italian passports. Folla started his college career at Iowa Western Community College in 2013 making 4 appearances. Folla had to leave early in the 2013 season due to personal family issues. In 2014, Folla transferred to the University at Albany making 12 appearances. Following the 2014 season, Folla transferred to St. Francis College Brooklyn in 2015 and played 3 years with the Terriers winning two Northeast Conference regular seasons and conference championships in 2016 and 2017 respectively. From 2016-2018, Folla played three seasons with FA EURO in USL League Two. In February 2018, Folla made 4 appearances scoring 1 goal. Folla stayed for a brief stint after having to return to the United States due to visa complications. On January 9, 2019, Folla signed with USL League One Expansion side Chattanooga Red Wolves. Leo Folla at USL League One Leo Folla at Soccerway

The Day and the Hour

The Day and the Hour is a 1963 French war-time drama film directed by René Clément and starring Simone Signoret and Stuart Whitman. Set in occupied France in 1944 a French woman finds herself helping a downed American pilot as he searches for a way to leave the country. Simone Signoret as Therese Dutheil Stuart Whitman as Captain Allan Morley Geneviève Page as Agathe Dutheil Michel Piccoli as Antoine Reggie Nalder as Le gestapiste Billy Kearns as Pat Riley Marcel Bozzuffi as Inspector Lerat Henri Virlogeux as Legendre Pierre Dux as Inspector Marboz The Day and the Hour on IMDb