MIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisions

first_imgMIC Lecturer Shines New Lens on Primary Geography in New Publication NewsEducationMIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisionsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 690 Advertisement MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions MIC Teams Up with GPA on New Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Previous articleAbducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot deadNext articleLimerick student named fashion designer of the year Editor Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR MIC Lecturer Elected to Board of International Society for Music Education center_img Twitter WhatsApp TAGSMIC Linkedin Print Email 25.04.13Mary Immaculate College Limerick, prospectus.Pic. Alan Place / Press 22Mary Immaculate College is to welcome hundreds of students to its campus on Friday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) as part of its Taster Sessions event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event will give students first-hand experience of a real lecture, a chance to tour the facilities at the college and an opportunity to meet faculty members. It is expected to be of particular interest to current leaving certificate students in helping them make their final decision on what programmes to include on their CAO Application form.Programmes on offer on the MIC Campus, Limerick include the Bachelor of Arts (MI002) degree programme. This programme now provides students with a wider choice of subjects to choose from – 19 in all. Students can choose from a set of 13 subjects taught at Mary Immaculate College and can now take one subject from partner institution, the University of Limerick.In addition MIC offers a BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies and programmes in Education, including Early Childhood Education degrees.Attendance at the Tasters Sessions is by registration only. Spaces are limited and available only on a first-come first-served basis. For further details and to register please call T: 061 774775 or see www.mic.ul.ie Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Daylast_img read more

EAC Leaders Urge Burundian President to Delay the Elections

first_imgLeaders from the region have also called for the disarmament of all armed youth groups as they seek for a solution to the crisis in Burundi.From Dar Es Salaam, CCTV’s Kofa Mrenje filed this reportlast_img

Logie urges more from ‘senior women’

first_img(CMC) – Head coach Gus Logie has urged his senior to lift their performances, as West Indies find themselves facing a tricky path to the semi-finals of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup.The Caribbean side have taken two points from their opening two games and need to win their remaining fixtures against England and South Africa in order to guarantee their place in the final four for the sixth straight tournament.West Indies beat minnows Thailand in their opener but then suffered a surprise defeat to Pakistan last Wednesday in Canberra, to create difficulty for themselves.Logie, a member of the legendary West Indies men’s side of the 1980s, said it was now the responsibility of the “big players” to carry the team.“Let’s hope we can pick ourselves up. I think we’ve done quite a bit of work over the last few weeks and many players have expressed how confident they are in their own ability to execute,” Logie said.“It’s just one of those days (against Pakistan) we did not execute as we expected but we know we’re better than that.“Our big players need to step up. We’ve seen it throughout the tournament – the big players are stepping up and making runs and taking wickets. We have enough quality players in our team to step up and do the business for us.”Marquee opener Hayley Matthews has managed just 16 runs in two innings while veteran all-rounder Deandra Dottin has scraped scores of two and one, in her first outing since a year-long injury layoff.Fast bowler Shamilia Connell has claimed a single wicket from six overs and veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed has failed to threaten, even though proving inexpensive.West Indies’ biggest test will come tomorrow when they take on 2018 losing finalists, England, who lie second in Group B on four points.Unbeaten group leaders South Africa, on four points, lie in wait on Tuesday, and Logie said self-belief would be key to any Windies success in these fixtures.“We put this (Pakistan defeat) down to one of those bad days and we look forward to the next two games … and I’m hoping that the players continue to believe in themselves,” he stressed.“This World Cup is not over, we have two important games. We win the next two and we should be in the semi-finals.”Prior to last Wednesday, West Indies had only lost to Pakistan once in the T20s. However, a lack-lustre batting effort saw them muster only 124 for seven, a target which their opponents chased down with 10 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand.Logie said despite the modest target, West Indies’ had backed themselves to defend it.“I think 120-odd was a par score. I think we were looking at one stage like 140, 150 but these things happen at the end of the day,” he pointed out.“We felt we’d been bowling well, fielding well and felt if we put Pakistan under a bit of pressure early on, 125 could have been difficult but unfortunately I think it was one of our most difficult days in the field.“Bowling-wise, we gave away quite a few extras and we just weren’t (on top of our game) as we expected to be.”West Indies won the T20 World Cup in 2016 in India but were knocked out at the semi-final stage when the Caribbean hosted the tournament two years ago.last_img read more

College basketball players deserve freedom to transfer and play right away

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm Elijah Hughes wanted to move closer to his Beacon, New York, home and play for a Power 5 program, so in May he transferred from East Carolina to Syracuse. But Hughes, a long, athletic guard perfect for the top of the 2-3 zone, will have to sit out this year due to NCAA transfer rules.Transfers like Hughes should be eligible to play immediately upon full-time enrollment at the beginning of the quarter or semester of the next full season. The current NCAA rules, which state undergraduate transfers cannot be immediately eligible, miss the very point on which the NCAA hinges.In September, the NCAA announced it was considering a proposal to allow athletes who meet an as-yet-undecided academic standard to play immediately upon transferring to a new school. It sparked discourse, with many coaches fearing that the new rule would create a free agency-like chaos and only make transferring more common.“It would be the worst rule ever,” Baylor head coach Scott Drew told ESPN.It “would cripple teams and programs,” Indiana coach Archie Miller told Scout.com.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t think it’s a helpful rule,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said this week. “Instead of 700 transfers, you’ll get about 1,500 transfers.”Coaches want to manage their assets, who contribute to their job security and winning percentages. The NCAA prides itself on the fact that athletes are students first. It coined the term “student-athlete” in the 1950s and has stuck by it ever since, spraying the phrase throughout press releases and featuring it prominently on NCAA.org.Yet nonathletes can transfer all they want and coaches can bump from school to school as they please. What makes players — who in the eyes of the NCAA just happen to be students who play a sport — any different? The most valuable athletes in a college’s enrollment have the least freedom. They have no leverage under the current rule.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorIf one argues big-time college athletes are not like normal students, that’s a different issue. Then the NCAA needs to reevaluate why it calls athletes, “student-athletes.”Sure, without having to sit out a year, the number of transfers would increase. Boeheim is right. Rosters would change from year to year. Coaches would sometimes be left scrambling for players. Players may join forces in hopes of NCAA Tournament runs. Players who anticipate they won’t play for a school will transfer out.“To not sit out, I think it would be crazy,” said Syracuse redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer. “Dudes would be going all which ways, transferring two or three times in their college career. I think the one-year block makes it so it’s a serious reason, not so you want to team up with anybody.”So what? Players transfer for myriad reasons, many of which are out of their control. They deserve the freedom to transfer, whether to move closer to home, get more playing time or play for a different coach. Athletes can’t predict coaching changes, nor can they foresee getting less playing time than promised. In 2015, SU graduate transfer Geno Thorpe felt he had to transfer out of the Power 5 at Penn State because he did not get the playing time he was promised when recruited, his father, Gene, said.Players don’t go to college intending to transfer, but teenagers are bound to make poor decisions. Highly touted high school players are faced with a much-too-early recruitment cycle to commit earlier and earlier. They may make rash decisions.“The rule would be good for guys who want to change scenery,” said junior center Paschal Chukwu, who transferred from Providence in 2015 and sat out the 2015-16 season at SU. “They can just go and play. It’s a positive.”Graduate transfers like Thorpe are immediately eligible, and the game has not suffered from it. If the NCAA really wants to stick by its emphasis of “student-athlete,” it should at least provide all players the same chance their classmates have. If players meet the academic requirement, they should be allowed to transfer and play the next full season.After all, they are students first.Matthew Gutierrez is a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @Matthewgut21. Commentslast_img read more