‘Build your Tribe’ BNest Workshop aims to help people make a…

first_imgNewsBusinessCommunity‘Build your Tribe’ BNest Workshop aims to help people make a difference in their communityBy Staff Reporter – November 9, 2018 1117 Facebook Print Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop will take place at Mr. Taits Café at Tait House Community Enterprise at Collins Avenue, Roxboro Road on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm. Pictured are Kasia Zabinska, BNest, Eamon Ryan, founder BNest, Tracey Lynch, CEO Tait House Community Enterprise and Pauline Gannon, BNest. Picture: ilovelimerickBNEST – the first social enterprise incubator in Ireland is inviting people to a community engagement workshop titled ‘Build your Tribe’ at Mr Taits Café on Thursday, November 22.The workshop is for people involved in a social enterprise, not-for-profit, community projects or for people raising money for a cause close to their hearts who want to build a community around that cause. If this is you, come for this evening workshop to explore and discuss different ways to build and sustain your tribe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jennifer Murphy, a marketing expert who’s currently working on a community initiative in Castleconnell said of the workshop, “I will present some community engagement principles and offer various practical techniques for creating and sustaining a network of volunteers, advocates, and institutions around your idea to maximise your social impact.”Kasia Zabinska of BNest will join Jennifer to outline approaches you can use to communicate and influence others. BNest is an initiative created specifically to support social entrepreneurs and nurture their start-ups and caters to all types of organisations from charities to businesses with a social conscience.Kasia said, “The event is free and open to all and these two talks will be followed by an open panel discussion so please join us whether you’re interested in learning more about this concept or already have the experience and want to share your insights with others. The venue we picked for this community engagement workshop is special – Mr Tait’s Café in Roxboro Rd is a social enterprise, so customers can enjoy delicious food while also supporting members of the local community. This event is one of our open monthly events which have huge success in offering outreach and support to the Limerick community.”The ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop will take place at Mr Taits Café at Tait House Community Enterprise at Collins Avenue, Roxboro Road on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm.For more info email [email protected] or visit www.BNest.ie/events.  Twitter WhatsApp Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic center_img Previous articleSignificant benefits from new investment at Milford Care CentreNext articleThree arrests made following drugs seizure in Limerick, Cork and Tipperary Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSbusinessCommunityNews Email Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Linkedin Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Donegal council officials meet NRA this week to discuss salt stocks

first_img Donegal council officials meet NRA this week to discuss salt stocks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Donegal County Council is meeting with the National Roads Authority this week to discuss salt stocks for the coming winter.Responding to Cllr Martin Farren who raised the issue in the chamber this week, Roads Service Director John Mc Laughlin confirmed that the NRA has brought in extra salt stocks this year, and discussions on where to deploy that salt are now under way.He indicated the council is increasing its storage capacity, particularly in Carndonagh and Stranorlar.Cllr Faerren is welcoming the indications, saying he never again wants to be called to a meeting in mid December to be told some roads cannot be treated properly……….. By News Highland – June 28, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDerry parents jailed after children found in horrific conditionsNext articleInishowen spitfire being dug up as part of BBC TV programme News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Monday, May 20

first_imgWaiting to hear from Cuomo on St. Clare’sWhy is Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignoring St. Clare’s Pensioners? I’ve waited long enough for a response and/or action to this question. Granted, there has been a great deal of coverage by the news media regarding our plight and we are very grateful for that. However, one would expect the governor of New York state to step in at one point or another.Many, many emails and letters have been sent to Gov. Cuomo and they have been blatantly ignored. Word has come back to our devoted pensioners that the governor is aware of our situation. He is aware? Why, then, doesn’t someone, anyone, from his office respond to us?We are a group of dedicated people who have given our life’s work to taking care of many of the members of this community. Apparently, Gov. Cuomo doesn’t care about votes from hard-working hospital workers who helped so many of the families of Schenectady County.Well, Gov. Cuomo, Bishop Scharfenberger has already had one private meeting with my co-chairman, Bob Bradley, and I. It was very helpful, and he has offered to help our members in any way that he can. In fact, his office has already contacted me and scheduled a follow-up meeting before the end of this month. Where do you stand?We deserve some of your time. We count as voters, but more importantly as the good and hardworking people of St. Clare’s Hospital. Mary HartshorneDelansonThe writer is co-chair of the St. Clare’s Pensioners. Nation didn’t have a president one dayCurrently we seem to be having a run of constitutional crises. We have had a few in history, but the one in 1849 stands out for me. President Polk’s term ended at noon on March 4, 1849. President-elect Zachary Taylor, however, refused to take the oath of office that day as it was the Sabbath and he waited until the next day. So who succeeded? The presidential succession act in place at the time does not help much, as the term of the senator serving as president pro tempore also expired on the Sabbath.So was the United States without a president for one day?  Whoever it was had only, at most, a one-day term, and that certainly helped keep the mischief down.John HersheyCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWaiting for word on fate of Lady LibertyA haven’t written to the readers of The Gazette all winter as it seemed fruitless because I knew that nothing was going to be done about the return of the Statue of Liberty to her rightful place during the bad weather, since nothing has been done during the better weather months.I was thinking that it was about time to start the second year of pursuit to brighten up Gateway Park with the statue, among the beautiful flowers that have broken out.Bob Nicolella’s April 28 letter and the plea for something to be done hit home for me and the many residents of Schenectady who are waiting for answers to our pleas as well. The Holocaust memorial would stand as a tribute to the many men, women, and children, regardless of age, that lost their lives to a monster who had no regard for human life just because of their birth in the Jewish faith. It’s true that a monument is only made of stone, but it is the spirit of those that lost their lives and their memory that we must honor.The Statue of Liberty is that same symbol to all the people that support our cause to return the Lady of the Harbor, to her rightful place in Schenectady.As the committee for the Holocaust memorial waits for answers, we also wait. We have been promised twice, in The Gazette, that an answer would come “soon.”He who waits has hope.James A. WilsonSchenectadylast_img read more

Havili’s long path to success dictated by tough decision

first_imgSenior fullback and captain Stanley Havili has been touted as the most complete player on the Trojan roster — and for good reason. He can block, run, and receive as well as anyone else on the football field on any given night.The right direction · Senior fullback Stanley Havili decided how he’d spend his college years shortly after his freshman year by staying at USC. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan This doesn’t come as a surprise either. Havili’s 84 career receptions are the most ever by a USC fullback and rank 25th all time on the Trojans’ career pass catching list. He is ranked as the No. 1 fullback in the class of 2011 and has soaring NFL draft prospects.And if his 500-plus yards of total offense this season aren’t enough, Havili has served as the vocal and emotional leader of a squad shocked with the transition into a new coaching regime.All of this is general knowledge, at least to USC fans. What might not be so well known, however, is the fact that all of the success and hype that Havili has garnered as a Trojan in the past few years might never have come true had the senior taken the other path in a crossroads he encountered.Havili is a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a highly organized religion that follows a lifelong program of participation and growth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the fourth-largest religious institution in the United States, with more than six million members in the United States and more than 14 million worldwide.At the age of 19, many male members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints take a rite of passage.Missionaries, also known as brothers or elders, take a two-year hiatus from their working lives or studies in order to fully devote themselves to their traveling gospel. Young men aged 19-25 must meet standards of worthiness after undergoing a lengthy application process.Then, the Quorom of Twelve Apostles, the second-highest governing body of the Church, assigns the elder to a mission in a location other than of his home. After being trained, the elders are sent to spread the gospel in a very disciplined lifestyle, their only outside contact being written letters to their parents and a call to their mothers twice a year. The trip is held in high reverence and the image of elders cruising through towns is a trademark of the Church.For Havili, his football career had usually taken precedence over all else, including his religious plans. The senior had the opportunity to bring together his faith, high-level play and close family demands at Brigham Young University in Utah — the largest religious university in the country, located about 40 miles from his hometown — but chose not to do so.Instead, the fullback looked to USC to help develop his talents and take him to the next level. As a standout running back out of Cottonwood High School in the heavily Mormon-populated Salt Lake City, Utah, Havili was strongly recruited by former BYU quarterback-turned-Trojan offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The two maintained a close relationship during their shared time at USC.Havili’s decision to become a Trojan rather than go to the Church-centered university was “easy,” he said, because he wanted to compete with the best players in the nation.“If I couldn’t compete here, then I’m not meant to play football anywhere else,” he said.Havili saw some early playing time as a true freshman at USC in 2006, filling in at his usual fullback position.Not before long, roadblocks were piling up in front of the rookie. His inaugural season with the Trojans was cut short when he broke his tibia early on playing against Arizona. And at the end of the season, Sarkisian flirted with the idea of filling the head coaching position with the Oakland Raiders, a move that would take him out of USC and away from his prized recruit Havili.Faced with an approaching 19th birthday, a broken leg, the prospect of a close coach walking away and the lingering vision of going on a mission trip — something he had always imagined doing — Havili faced a decision that would ultimately decide his future as a football player. The fullback had to choose between staying to play football at USC and leaving for two years.“My dad and mom wanted me to go on a mission, but it was totally up to me,” Havili said. “It was whatever felt right — [the decision] wasn’t concrete. I didn’t know if I was going to stay or go.”He did what he had been taught to do his entire life — look to his faith for answers.“We prayed and prayed, and we got a few blessings, and [staying to play football] is what I decided to do,” Havili said. “I needed to pursue this.”Since then, Havili has committed to working toward a career as a professional football player, and he plans to enter the upcoming draft after he finishes his senior season.Although the NFL remains the ultimate goal, the prospect of fulfilling his mission still lingers.“Hopefully down the road when I’m married and retired, I can go on my mission,” he said.Havili might have postponed his hiatus from the working world, but the senior remains anchored in his beliefs. When asked about how he currently balances his faith, football, school and the day-to-day rigors of collegiate life, he said he always remembers one lesson.“Live your life the right way, the way you have been taught from primary on,” he said. “Live and do the right thing.”last_img read more

Educators urged to give importance to early childhood development

first_imgThe Education Ministry has collaborated with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to launch a national sensitisation workshop for early childhood development.Educators at the workshop capitalising on the tips for earlychildhood developmentThe two-day workshop, which commenced on Wednesday at Parc Rayne, Rahaman’s Park, Greater Georgetown, targeted education officials from across the country to introduce the Early Childhood Good Practice Guide that is currently being disseminated in several countries in the Region.Delivering the feature address was Education Minister Nicolette Henry, who reminded that such capacity-building ventures would improve performance in the classrooms and, moreover, enhance the country’s abilities to function commendably.She believes that the workshop would ensure that Guyana stayed relevant within the context of a changing education system since poor childhood development affected a person throughout their educational life and beyond.“The knowledge, skills, and practices of early childhood are important factors in determining how much a child learns and how prepared that child is,” Henry told the gathering, as she admitted that educators were being asked to have a complex understanding of early childhood development.Notwithstanding those expectations, the Minister said a detailed process undertaken by the stakeholders to develop the guide was important in offering research. This will assist educators in framing the most suitable methodology to be used in Guyana.Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson was also present as he reiterated that transformation of the education sector was only possible if the guide was used properly by educators and policymakers.Additionally, the CEO said that educators should set standards that children would be willing to achieve and work towards.The workshop is being conducted by two of the leading early childhood development specialists in the Region, Sian Williams of Jamaica and Leon Charles of Grenada.This engagement is intended to develop an understanding of the specific principles that have to be addressed in programming each area of good practice covered by the guide.Ideas on how to explore principles that can be applied to the specific national setting and whether or not the applications in the guide are appropriate for Guyana’s context were also examined.last_img read more