LIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneurs

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Empower Summer CampTHIS Summer two free Summer camps will be run in Limerick and Tipperary to empower the next generation of young entrepreneurs and innovators.The HEA funded summer camps which are facilitated by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Mary Immaculate College are designed to encourage and develop young people and their passion for innovation and creativity skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the Empower summer camps, Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation and Enterprise at LIT, welcomes the collaboration between LIT and MIC and how it will enhance the skills of the youth.Empower Summer Camp with LIT and MIC“Every young person we work with has the potential to solve problems, to create, disrupt and impact our future in a positive way – to be the next generation of change makers. For that to be fully realised it needs to be nurtured and developed. To power that potential we have created this high quality, educational, activity based programme,“Empower promises to be a week-long immersive, social and fun experience whilst also challenging the young people who sign up as they develop valuable skills as well as make friendships for life,” she said.The camps are aimed at post primary school students and will take place on both the LIT and MIC campuses in Limerick and Thurles and include field trips as well.The Limerick camps kicks off on June 17th and you can register at www.lit.ie/RDI/Empower. Advertisement Twitter NewsBusinessLIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneursBy Meghann Scully – May 31, 2019 200 Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSEmpowerinnovationKeepingLimerickPostedlimerickLITMICSummer campyouth Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021Next articleThree killed in Loughill crash Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Celebrating Presidents day

first_img WhatsApp JBS lecture logo By admin – February 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articlePermian class teaches students what goes into animation, video gamesNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fix our streets and do it now admin Twittercenter_img JBS Public Leadership InstituteThe John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute has scheduled a Presidents Day celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Presidential Archives & Leadership Library, 4919 E. University Blvd.The event will include self guided tours of the Presidential Archives, a fun fact presentation by Robert Brescia and light refreshments.The event is free and open to the public.For more information, call 432-552-2850. Facebook Local News Pinterest Celebrating Presidents day Pinterestlast_img read more

Franklin Street Hosts Annual Mardi Gras Parade

first_imgMARCH 2ND, 2019 PAUL WILCOXEN EVANSVILLE, INDIANAA day of family and friends, that’s the theme of the Mardi Gras parade on Franklin Street. The parade is in its sixth year.The pre-parade party began with a Mardi Gras Dash Costume contest followed with more celebration.The event is put on by the Franklin Street events association. The boards’ president says putting on the event collectively is the best way.“All of us can tell our own stories powerfully but when you put all our stories together, the message gets from far and wide,” said Amy Word, president of the Franklin Street Events Association. When we do that in the spirit of collaborativeness, it sure makes a difference in the outcome.”The parade drew about 40 entries this year. Word says, one of the best parts about Mardi Gras is the food. A special menu is present a week before fat Tuesday featuring tradition Mardi Gras cuisines.Comments0 commentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Hovis threatens to cut more Wigan jobs

first_imgHovis workers in Wigan have been hit with fresh woes after it was announced cut-backs were putting 111 jobs at risk.As reported on Wigan Today, the nature of the cuts is unconfirmed but is expected to affect about half the workforce, including factory floor workers, engineers and office staff. The announcement follows the loss of 40 jobs in July.It is understood the first redundancies will come into effect from March and Hovis blamed the cuts on falling demand. Further losses could come as the company merges its logistics operations, though this will not impact the Wigan logistics team.Geoff Atkinson, regional secretary at the Bakery and Allied Food Workers’ Union (BFAWU), told the Wigan Evening Post: “It has come completely out of the blue. We lost 40 staff there in July and we thought that would be it for the time being.“I come from Wigan and I worked there myself for 22 years and I have a lot of friends in the town, I’m shocked and devastated.”Atkinson said consultations would start today (26 November 2015).Simon Devereux, chief operations officer, said: “As part of an ongoing review of our supply chain, we have identified a need to streamline two key areas.“Firstly, to align bread production with the forecasted reduction in demand, we are proposing the closure of the line at our Wigan Bakery, placing 111 roles at risk.“The crumpet production line and logistics operation at the Wigan site will continue to operate as today.”last_img read more

Batesville’s Large Trash Collection Day Sept. 6

first_imgBATESVILLE – Residents with Rumpke Service may want to mark their calendar for September 6, the next large trash collection date.The one-day event begins at 5:00 a.m. Citizens are encouraged to set their disposable items out the evening before to ensure that items are not missed.The large trash pickup is ideal for material too large to fit in a trash can or weighs greater than 75 pounds.Acceptable Items Include:old clothingfurniture, bedsprings, mattresses, etc.old rugs, carpet pieces rubber hoseappliances (as in washers, driers, etc.)wood (bundled 4 feet long or shorter, 75 lbs. maximum)insulationall cans or buckets, totally cleaned and drypaint cans (must be dried paint)Unacceptable Items Include:No electronic devices containing mercury (as in TV’s, computers, microwaves, cell phones, etc.)No building and construction materials (bricks, etc.)No remodeling materials (interior/exterior)No landscape materialsNo car body parts including wheels and tiresNo steel or metal framingNo tree limbs, grass clippings or leavesRefrigerators, AC units, and freezers are required to have a sticker on them showing that the CFC’s was removed by a certified person. This includes units without the compressors in them. If there is no sticker, your unit will be rejected.TV’s, computers (& monitors), microwaves, VCR’s, and all other electronics can be dropped off at Batesville’s Waste Water Treatment Plant, 25019 Underpass Road, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 3 pm. Please register at the office prior to unloading.last_img read more

Badgers rebound in home victory over Northwestern

first_imgSenior Brittany Dolgner led the team with 17 kills in a win over Northwestern.[/media-credit]In a season that has featured only two winning streaks, none longer than two games, Wisconsin continued its up-and-down trend on the weekend with a four-set win Saturday over Northwestern.A night after falling to No. 8 Illinois, the Badgers rebounded nicely on their home court, winning a tough match against the Wildcats that featured 25 ties and 12 lead changes. Wisconsin had a season-high 14 blocks, five of which came from freshman Kirby Toon, who also had 13 kills in the match.Senior outside hitter Brittney Dolgner led the team with a match-high 17 kills, six of which came during the first set, which the Badgers also won 25-19.Wisconsin dominated Northwestern at the start, getting the first point and not relinquishing the lead or even allowing a tie score during the first set. The Badgers’ biggest lead was seven points, and while the Wildcats cut the lead 23-19, they were never really in position to take a lead.“That was a good win tonight — we responded well after coming off the loss last night,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “We saw a much better offensive performance and the blocking was very strong.”From a team standpoint, the defense was perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Badgers’ game. Along with the season-high 14 blocks, Wisconsin had three players with double digit digs, including a match-high 19 from libero Kim Kuzma.On the offensive side, in addition from big nights from Dolgner and Toon, the Badgers also got a boost from Elle Ohlander, who returned from a knee injury with 10 kills and only two errors against the Wildcats.But according to Dolgner, while the hitters were doing their part, the reason the Badgers were able to be so effective offensively was the strong play from setter Janelle Gabrielsen. The sophomore had 46 assists and eight digs, and Dolgner believes her stellar passing allowed for better opportunities at the net.“I think that really has to do with how we dig the ball and how efficient Nellie is,” Dolgner said. “When the ball is dug right to her she can dish it anywhere. She’s really good at seeing where her blockers are … so I think that’s why I was getting a lot of kills.”The second set didn’t go as smoothly for the Badgers. After leading the entire way through the first set, the Wildcats finally took the lead for the first time at 6-5 in the second. After eight tie scores and three lead changes, Northwestern pulled away and finished the set with a commanding 25-18 win.Even though the Badgers quickly grabbed the momentum with their strong first set, Waite wasn’t surprised to see Northwestern snatch it back, especially with the talent the Wildcats possess.“We knew this team comes a lot; they won in five against Indiana and Purdue, and those are two pretty strong teams, so we knew they were a resilient group,” Waite said. “And anytime you have a player like Sabel Moffett in the middle who can just fly and score, you’ve got an opportunity to come back, and that’s really what they did.”For the rest of the match, neither team was able to fully ride the momentum.After seven ties and six lead changes in the third set, the Badgers finally were able to come away with a huge 25-23 comeback win. Northwestern led the Badgers by as many as five points, but Wisconsin took eight of the last nine points to complete the huge comeback, which Waite noted as an integral part of the match.“The turning point was in the third set when we were down late in the game,” Waite said. “That’s a pretty strong turn of events. It shows the composure of the team to hold them off and come back and get that. It really gave our team a lot of confidence going into the fourth [set].”After losing to Illinois, the Badgers needed a win to stay put in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten.While they may have expected a tough match against Northwestern, the contest’s back-and-forth nature made for a physically exhausting test. For Toon, however, the game’s difficulty made the win that much more enjoyable.“I think physically it was a very demanding game,” Toon said. “But that’s when a match is most rewarding, when you have to fight for the win and you get it. I think mentally though we were really focused and really alert, so that was good.”last_img read more

Mason City woman accused of stealing rental truck

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City woman has been charged with theft after not returning a rental truck. 32-year-old Lacharr Robinson is accused of renting a truck back in June form U-Haul Moving and Storage in Grande Prairie Texas and never returning it. Authorities say false license plates were placed on the truck and the truck’s appearance was changed. Robinson is accused of driving the vehicle for over four months while knowing it was a rental. Robinson was arrested over the weekend and charged with first-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Robinson has been released from jail and is due in Cerro Gordo County court for a preliminary hearing on March 27th.last_img read more