BNest welcomes new crop of entrepreneurs eager to make community impact

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Eamon Ryan, founder of BNest pictured with Tracey Lynch, CEO Tait House Community Enterprise who will be a guest speaker at the launch of the BNest 2018/2019 Social Enterprise Incubator Programme taking place on Wednesday, September 5 at 4pm at the Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick.BNest, the first dedicated Social Enterprise Incubator, is an initiative created specifically to support social entrepreneurs nurture their start-ups, and caters to all types of organisations from charities to businesses with a social conscience.This year will mark the third year of the programme, so on Wednesday, September 5 at 4 pm, BNest will hold the launch of their 2018/2019 Social Enterprise Incubator Programme at the Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick. Back in September 2016, Nexus Centre UL teamed up with BNest to provide this six-month programme in which emerging social enterprises learn how to get their new organisations off to the best start.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Everyone is welcome to attend the event, as it is a great opportunity to meet those that have been selected to do this year’s BNest incubator programme and also to connect with like-minded passionate individuals who want to make a positive social impact in our local communities. BNest will also announce their line up of events that will be open to the public for their upcoming autumn/winter season.Kasia Zabinska and Eamon Ryan of BNest (centre back) with some of the participants from the 2017-18 BNest social enterprise incubator. This year will mark the third year of the programme and the launch of the BNest 2018/2019 Social Enterprise Incubator Programme will take place on Wednesday, September 5 at 4pm at the Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick.Event guest speakers Tracey Lynch, CEO of Tait House Community Enterprise and John Evoy, Social Enterprise Development Manager of the Social Innovation Fund and Founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association; will share their social enterprise journey.Tracey Lynch runs Tait House Community Enterprise, which is a community development co-operative, whose mission is to generate enterprise, employment, and training opportunities through the provision of services for the people of Limerick.John Evoy set up the Men’s Sheds in 2011 and it now has 420 member sheds with 10,000 participating men each week. John has won a number of awards for his work and for his previous work in men’s well being and social entrepreneurship, including an Irish People of the Year Award in 2015.Eamon Ryan who founded BNest said, “We are the first fully-fledged social incubator in Ireland, and the idea was to create a peer group which shares experiences and helps one another. BNest has been given a home by the University of Limerick, where participants have access to the full facilities of the Nexus Innovation Centre. The venture is being philanthropically funded and participation for the enterprises selected is at no cost to them. In the last two years, 17 organisations have graduated from this BNest programme. We are so excited to welcome this year’s participants and eager to advance the beginning of their journey together.”The launch of the 2018/2019 BNest programme takes place on Wednesday, September 5 at 4 pm at the Nexus Innovation Centre at UL. For more information visit or email Kasia Zabinska, BNest Manager at [email protected] WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGScommnitylimerickLimerick City and CountyNews NewsCommunityBNest welcomes new crop of entrepreneurs eager to make community impactBy Staff Reporter – August 25, 2018 2676 center_img Facebook Previous articleInternational choreographers for Step Up trilogyNext articleDisused rail lines could become new cycle network Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Emaillast_img read more


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News story: ESFA marks its 1st birthday

first_imgEileen Milner marks ESFA’s first birthday:“As we joined together, a year ago today, to form one agency, the organisation has embraced many changes.We have implemented apprenticeship reforms including the apprenticeship levy, we have also begun the implementation of the National Funding Formula for schools.We have continued improvements to our school estate, in the last financial year our free schools capital team have opened 41 new free schools, UTCs and studio schools.Meanwhile, over the last 12 months, our Priority School Building Programme has seen 48 schools open in their rebuilt and refurbished buildings. In addition, 4 national college buildings were opened providing specialist training facilities for high speed rail and nuclear industries.Resulting from area reviews in the FE sector, this year we have supported the implementation of a further 31 merger recommendations and the conversion of 18 sixth form colleges to academies.We have so far supported over 482,000 people through the National Careers Service, giving impartial information, advice and guidance to ensure direction on career paths when not knowing where to turn.National Apprenticeship Week 2018 was a huge success, on the first day we trended number 1 on social media, getting higher mentions than the Oscars.The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project has engaged 1,617 schools this academic year, surpassing its targets on numbers of teachers and parents engaged.We have issued 2018 to 2019 funding allocations to around 1,100 colleges and providers and 2017 to 2018 allocations to 7,614 academies and 152 local authorities and we continue to increase scrutiny and oversight of the sector to ensure assurance of how public money is used.This year has seen the development and roll out of our financial prevention strategy and the move to better joint working with the Regional Schools Commissioners. We continue to work on the implementation of T Levels and with Mayoral Combined Authorities and our providers on the devolution of the adult skills budget in 2019.I have now been in post 5 months and am certain that ESFA is ideally placed to tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead. We look forward to continuing to work closely with all our partners across the sector. Collaboration will be key in ensuring future improvements to the education and skills agenda.In the coming months, we will publish our inaugural annual report which will show further progress and the impact we are making.”last_img read more

107-Year-Old Volunteer at Delray Medical Center Celebrates Birthday

first_imgThursday was quite a special day for a volunteer at Delray Medical Center.Charles Carroll, who is the oldest volunteer at the hospital, turned 107 years old and received a drive-by parade party for the occasion.Volunteers are currently not allowed to visit the hospital due to the coronavirus pandemic.Nonetheless, workers there wanted to make sure Carroll knew they were thinking about him.They surprised him with a party outside his home, using social distancing guidelines.The Delray Fire and Police departments also dropped by and added to the fun.Photo courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5Staff at the hospital say Carroll is beloved by everyone for his smile, quick wit and positive attitude.He attributes his long life to those elements.Delray Medical Center CEO Maggie Gill said everyone misses seeing Carroll around the hospital.“We are grateful for him and can take a lot of joy from his spirit,” said Gill.Carroll is a World War II veteran who served all over the world for a total of 27 years.He started volunteering at the hospital 12 years ago in order to give back to others, after recovering there from a heart attack.last_img read more

‘Ashaiman boy doesn’t fear Anfield’ – Thomas Partey steals show again as Atletico beat Liverpool

first_imgThomas Partey got the whole Liverpool midfield on highlight today.😂😂😂Every where Henderson, Wijnaldum, Chamberlain turns to, Partey after Partey After Partey after Partey #LIVATL— BadMan Cyph (@SteveCypha) March 11, 2020 Such a quality player Thomas Partey… Lifting the flag of Ghana— Pure_EmkayJnr (@PEmkayjnr) March 11, 2020 Thomas Partey definitely showed Liverpool how to partey after partey#LIVATL— John Maro (@JohnMaro10) March 11, 2020 Build the Black Stars team around Thomas Partey and we will win the world cup!— KALYJAY 🐦 (@gyaigyimii) March 11, 2020 Ghanaian international, Thomas Partey put up an outstanding display as Atlètico Madrid halted Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League defence at Anfield with a 3-2 win after extra-time.Amongst a squad of committed performances on Wednesday night, Partey was again one of the standout players.The 26-year-old midfielder was in the thick of everything for the Spanish giants as they slaughtered the defending champions at their own backyard.Partey recorded 5 tackles, 12 recoveries, 4 interceptions, and clearances each and blocked two vital shots that were goal-bound as Atlètico meandered to victory. We Ghanaians are proud of you Thomas Partey.— Tobi Samuel Snow (@iam_foleymessi) March 11, 2020 “Ashiaman boy no de fear Anfield”Thomas Partey was fearless as he helped Spanish giants, Atlètico de Madrid edge pass Liverpool in the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League -.Thomas just said to me Ashiaman boy no de fear Anfield, lol.— Rahman osman (@iamrahmanosman) March 11, 2020 Yeah no I’m 100% sold on Thomas Partey. Bring him to Old Trafford ASAP.— 🔰 United Rebuild 🔰 (@_lukewarmtakes) March 12, 2020‘It is a partee after partee, after partee’.when you ask a Liverpool fan if he wants to Party on Friday and he remembers Thomas Partey— Simply_Daniel🦁 (@SimplykingDan) March 12, 2020center_img Thomas partey played ball todayWondering why nobody is noticing him tho— J.T.P.🗣🗣🗣 (@__ojoo) March 12, 2020 Ghana please let’s be proud of Thomas Partey ,he has done a lot today ….controlling the midfield ,passes and all the rest .Thomas thanks for making Ghana proud ,we love you ❤😎🔥💫— 🕴🏽Mempeasem President 🐦🤥💙 (@AsieduMends) March 11, 2020 In Ghana’s heritage month, Thomas Partey is properly representing his motherland.AFRICAN GIANT Simply bossed that midfield at Anfield Thomas Partey #UCL #LIVATL— Brian Nel™ (@nel17brian) March 11, 2020 After the classy exhibition of power, grit, and passion, fans lavished praises on the Ghanaian international for his contribution to his side’s win. Thomas Partey was massive tonight…. He never left the middle of the pack even when it seem Liverpool kept trying to dominate…… I doff— Doctor Quack (Masseur) (@Fablebarz) March 12, 2020Some fans traveled some distance to watch Thomas Partey boss Anfield.Thomas Partey our saviourAnti- Liverpool fansAdrian is not a keeperKnust doing the most…..— Courage Bryan Benedict (@CourageBryan) March 12, 2020“Please sign Thomas Partey”.Some Manchester United fans begging to have the Ghanaian midfield dynamo in their team for next [email protected] Please sign Thomas Partey #ParteyIN #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut #SackWoodward @ManUtd— NASEEM (@Naseem1008) March 12, 2020last_img read more