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

Swedish government green lights tighter restrictions despite industry backlash

first_imgShare Share LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits July 13, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Related Articles Submit Sweden’s government has given the green light for temporary restrictions to be placed on the country’s regulated gaming market despite industry protests against the measures. The measures will be rolled out from 2 July and remain in place until the end of the year. The SEK5,000 weekly deposit and SEK100 bonus offer limits, which will not be applicable to the horse racing and sports betting industry, will affect the country’s online casino and slots sector. Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi said: “As a result of the current pandemic, we see a mix of circumstances that together create great risks in the gaming sector. These need to be counteracted. With these measures, the government will strengthen the protection of Swedish consumers.”In addition to the deposit and bonus limits, players will also be required to set time limits on online casino games. SEK500,000 has also been allocated for funding the country’s Public Health Authority to carry out research into the rates of problem gambling during the pandemic, with a report due to be presented to the Ministry of Social Affairs by the end of February 2021.“We need in-depth knowledge of how problem gambling is affected by the corona pandemic,” social minister Lena Hallengren said. “This is important for preventing gambling addiction in the future.”The proposed measures have faced substantial backlash from the betting and gaming industry, with nine CEOs claiming that the ‘unrealistic proposals’ will ‘play into the hands of the unlicensed market’.The alternative measures proposed in an open letter appear to have been dismissed by the government, however, and may pose greater risk to the rates of channelisation in Sweden according to a report by Copenhagen Economics.last_img read more

Jalen Ramsey restrains himself from ripping opposing QBs

first_img Dak Prescott says there’s no ceiling on what Cowboys can do When asked to give a breakdown of the signal callers he’ll face in 2019, Ramsey said he’s grown past the comparisons he once dished out like Halloween candy.”You want to do this again, huh?” Ramsey responded. “I’m not going to do this again but, we do play some good quarterbacks this year, of course, but probably the quarterback I’m most excited for is Nick Foles. I don’t have to play against him, of course. He is my teammate. He is a great teammate, the few interactions we’ve had has been great. Great man, great player as well. He has nothing to prove to anybody. He’s a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP. So, I hope he comes out here and he plays free and knows he has the support of everybody.” Related News Rams coach Sean McVay engaged to girlfriend Veronika Khomyn Ramsey made headlines for trash talking quarterbacks during a GQ interview last year in which he categorized the best and worst ones in the league. He most notably called Josh Allen “trash,” Jared Goff “average to above average,” Dak Prescott “alright,” Ben Roethlisberger “decent at best,” Kirk Cousins a “winner,” and Matt Ryan “overrated.”But these days, Ramsey is focusing on himself. “I’m growing man, it’s year four for me,” Ramsey said. “It’s a different me. A lot of people think they know me, they don’t really know me. But hey, that’s OK.”Ramsey, 24, was drafted fifth overall by Jacksonville in 2016 and the team exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie deal earlier this year.He had 65 tackles, three interceptions and 13 pass breakups in 2018. New year, same Jalen Ramsey? Don’t count on it.While speaking Monday on The Adam Schefter Podcast, the Jaguars cornerback restrained himself from ripping opposing quarterbacks around the NFL. Bills’ LeSean McCoy predicts comeback campaign in 2019last_img read more

Aureus Mining to Begin Gold Production in Liberia Soon

first_imgAUREUS Mining, a mineral company prospecting for gold in Grand Cape Mount County, is expected to begin full production in July next year, the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Reading said.Giving the assurance on October 27, at the Lands, Mines and Energy Ministry during a press briefing, Mr. Reading disclosed that from what it has discovered, Aureus Mining will be producing 120,000 ounces of gold each year and providing employment opportunities for 300 Liberians.Mr. Reading said he is impressed by the level of progress made and emphasized that the mine will be the largest commercial gold mine in Liberia.Mr. Reading added that though impressive progress is being made, there are logistical challenges that his company needs to overcome such as poor infrastructure that creates difficulty in moving logistics to the site.Mr Reed said he looks forward to the level of cooperation that would ensure that the country benefits from the proceeds of this valuable resource.He appealed for the cooperation of Liberians as well as the government to overcome additional challenges moving in of logistics and people into the country safely.Regarding the expected revenue intake, Mr. Reading said an ounce of gold may be sold for US$150, underscoring that more revenue generation could be derived from the price of the commodity.He disclosed that the company obtained a loan of US$250 million for its investment in Grand Cape Mount County. Mr. Reed did not name the bank providing the loan facility.Speaking earlier, Lands, Mines and Energy Minister Patrick Sendolo said the gold mine will be the first commercial gold mine in the country.He said this development has for a long time been going on and significant progress has been made there to ensure the mine will be in full operation soon.He indicated that despite the health crisis the Liberian Government is trying to do all it can in the mining sector so that Liberians will not lose hope.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgCycling sensation Philip Deignan says he is ready to get back to winning ways and puts his new-found form down to the hills of Donegal!The Letterkenny professional rider gets back into the saddle on Monday for the Tour of Catalonia and Deignan says he is feeling fresh and relaxed.Deignan is based on the Continent where he is part of Lance Armstrong’s Radioshack team but says coming back to Donegal to train recently has been vital for him. “The couple of weeks in Donegal have been relaxing. It has made a difference. When I’m living on the continent and I go home from a race, it still feels like you’re at a race,” he said.The highlight of Deignan’s career to date has been in 2009 Tour of Spain stage win and he is now hoping to go one further than that.EndsDEIGNAN PUTS NEW FORM DOWN TO THE HILLS OF DONEGAL! was last modified: March 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New restaurant targeted in latest border break-in

first_imgGardaí are investigating a break-in at a newly opened restaurant in Inishowen. The Treehouse Bar & Restaurant in the border village of Muff was targeted by thieves on Thursday night (21st March).While the culprits left empty-handed, a significant amount of damage was caused in the attempted burglary. A large glass door was smashed and a till has been taken from the restaurant, which opened just six months ago.But the Treehouse team have refused to let last night’s incident stop them from opening today.Owner Paul McGonigle told Donegal Daily: “It’s business as usual here, we had breakfast this morning, it’s lunchtime now. We are still welcoming our customers as normal.”Anyone with any information is asked to contact Muff Garda Station on +353749384002 New restaurant targeted in latest border break-in was last modified: March 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:borderburglarymufflast_img read more

WATCH: Get to know Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena in 7 questions

first_imgThirdy Ravena needs no introduction.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games But there are some things about the Ateneo Blue Eagle that some casual fans don’t know like what is his favorite thing to do aside from bouncing a rubber ball, or what’s the one food he can’t live without.Find out more about Ravena in this fun edition of INQUIRER 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Argentina heads for World Cup, but hurdles still lie ahead LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

SP workers protest against BJP govt in UP allege lathicharge by police

first_imgLucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Friday claimed that police lathicharged its workers while they were protesting in several districts against the BJP government’s alleged failure in maintaining law and order in Uttar Pradesh. However, police discounted the claim of lathicharge and said only mild force was used at certain places to keep the protesters under control. “As per directions of party president Akhilesh Yadav, we held protests across the state. Partymen demonstrating peacefully were unnecessarily lathicharged by the police in Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Aligarh, Amroha and other districts,” SP chief spokesman Rajendra Chowhdury told PTI. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He said over 12 lakh SP workers participated in the protests in 75 districts of the state on ‘Kranti Diwas’, which is observed annually on August 9 to remember the historic ‘Quit India Movement’ initiated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942. “Police acted in an undemocratic way, but the SP will not bend before these arm-twisting tactics of the government,” Chowdhury said. During protests, SP workers gave memorandums to district magistrates regarding the present “pitiable situation in the state due to BJP’s misrule”, he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “SP workers are killed, humiliated and atrocities are committed on them. The government has failed to launch any new project in the past about two-and-a-half years of BJP rule,” the SP spokesman alleged. “The BJP government is anti-people and the SP will continue to protest against its policies on issues related to farmers, youth and women and also oppose its communal politics,” he added. In Gorakhpur, SP workers claimed that police used canes to disperse them while they were taking out a protest march against the state government. “Our members were stopped at many places in the district where more than 300 people participated in the protest march. We got permission from the district administration on Thursday around 11 am but later we were informed verbally that our permission was cancelled,” city SP chief Ziaul Islam said. “Since there was no written cancellation order, we took out the march and as soon as we reached Lahladpur, police stopped us and lathicharged on us. Our general secretary Ajay Yadav was brutally beaten up by police causing fracture in his hand,” he claimed. SSP Sunil Kumar Gupta, however, denied that police used force to disperse the protesters. “Samajwadi Party workers took out a protest march and since prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC are in force in the area, we stopped them but lathicharge was not applied. Except one or two incident of minor arguments between party workers and police, it was peaceful. Around 150 party members courted arrest in protest,” Gupta said. On cancellation of permission to protest, the SSP said, “It is the right of the district administration to cancel such requests anytime to maintain law and order.”last_img read more