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 www.bnest.ie 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 Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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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Syracuse runners turn in great weekend at Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational, Sam Howell Invitational

first_imgThe Syracuse track and field team finished a superb weekend, setting 14 personal records and one school record.The sprinters traveled down south to Gainesville, Fla., to compete in the Florida Relays. The distance runners split into two different groups, traveling west to California for the Stanford Invitational and south to Princeton to compete at the Sam Howell Invitational.At the Florida Relays, sprinters Sabrina Cammock, Bria Goodson, Rebecca Robinson and Shaina Harrison set a school record in the 4×100 meter race with a time of 45.46 seconds to finish 16th out of 52 schools.The mark was 0.21 seconds faster than the previous record set more than 10 years ago.Harrison set a new personal record in the 100-meter dash, sprinting to a 13th place finish, out of 59 runners, with a time of 11.56 seconds. She was just 0.07 seconds away from breaking the school record.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s men’s hurdlers had an excellent performance in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Donald Pollitt captured seventh, racing to his best time of the season with a 13.76 mark. Freshman Freddie Crittenden and junior Darren McCluskey each set new personal records in the event, finishing at 13.96 and 14.52 seconds respectively. At the Stanford Invitational sophomore MJ Erb captured first in his section in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and sixth overall with a personal record of 8:50.01.Junior Martin Hehir continued his successful year racing to a personal best and one of the top times in the NCAA East in the 5,000-meter run, coming in at 13:50.88, just four seconds shy of the school record.Senior Reed Kamysek and junior Juris Silenieks both set new personal records in the 10,000-meter run with times of 29:08.84 and 30:26.24, respectively.Senior Max Straneva, junior Daniel Lennon and redshirt junior Andrew Palmer all also set personal records in the 5,000-meter run with times of 4:00.45, 14:12.23 and 14:08.32, respectively.Freshman Kevyn Hoyos also set a new personal best in the same event at the Princeton Invitational, taking fifth overall with a time of 14:23.08.Redshirt senior Sarah Pagano set a new personal record in the women’s 5,000-meter race, running her first-ever sub-16 minute time with a 15:48.87 finish.Sophomore Margo Malone also set a new personal best in the race, clocking in at 16:21.51.Sophomore Elizabeth Reynolds set a new career best in the 8,000-meter run, finishing with a time of 2:17.75.
Syracuse next competes on April 17 at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C.compiled by Ari Gilberg, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Published on April 7, 2014 at 12:44 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lamar Odom won’t be charged in Nevada brothel stay

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Nye County prosecutors say they won’t charge Lamar Odom after the former NBA star was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system.District Attorney Angela Bello said Monday the evidence didn’t prove that Odom used the drug during his three days in the county, so he could not be charged there.She said the cocaine had already metabolized — making it difficult to determine the time he had used it — when Odom was hospitalized on Oct. 13 in critical condition in Las Vegas.Odom had been found unconscious at Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The sheriff’s office later recommended a felony count of unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence of a controlled substance.The Odom family said he left a Los Angeles hospital last week for a private facility.last_img read more