Limerick students bring new awareness to old business

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Winners of Junior Category1st – Colaiste Nano Nagle – Project on Mes Fleurs2nd – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on Petmania3rd – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on JJ Kenneally’sInnovation prize – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on Limerick Sports Store Email Advertisement TAGSbusinessCastletroy CollegeCatherine DuffyCharlotte MullowneyChristine FranklinColaiste Nano NagleDELLEmma Kellyfeaturedfull-imageGolden ValeGrainne O’MahoneyJan O’SullivanJJ Kenneally’sJulia BanasiakKaitlin McCarthylimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Sports StoreLITMaria HinfelaarMes FleursPatmaniaSir Peter TaitSumeika KhanThomas Cleeve BusinessNewsLimerick students bring new awareness to old businessBy Editor – February 27, 2015 1797 Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge center_img Facebook Twitter Winners of Senior Category1st – Castletroy College – project on Sir Thomas Cleeve and Golden Vale2nd – Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh – project on Sir Peter Tait3rd – Gaelcolaiste Luimingh – project on Sir Thomas CleeveInnovation prize – St Clement’s – project on Sir Peter Tait Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Print Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Grainne O Mahoney, Charlie Mullowney and Julia Banasiak from Castletroy College, who won the senior section of the ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’ competition.Students from Castletroy College and Colaiste Nano Nagle were announced as top prize winners at Limerick Chamber’s Schools Competition, ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’, at the Limerick Institute of Technology today.Organised as part of the 200th anniversary of Limerick Chamber, the competition invited business studies students from Limerick’s secondary schools to submit a project on a business or entrepreneur from any time over the past two centuries.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’  was designed to encourage awareness of the changing business landscape in Limerick over the last 200 years and why businesses need to adapt and evolve.More than 20 teams qualified for the final and presented their findings to a four person panel comprising representatives from the organisers, Limerick Chamber, and competition sponsors, Dell and LIT.Grainne O’Mahoney, Charlotte Mullowney and Julia Banasiak from Castletroy College were overall winners of the Senior category for their project on Sir Thomas Cleeve.  In the senior category, teams of business studies students were asked to choose an entrepreneur that operated in Limerick in the last 200 years and identify how they ran their business then and how they would run a similar type of business today and in the future.Second prize was won by Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh for their work on Sir Peter Tait, while third prize was also won by a team from Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh for their project on Sir Thomas Cleeve.  A special innovation award went to St Clements.Four teams from Colaiste Nano Nagle dominated the junior category scooping all the awards.Christine Franklin, Kaitlin McCarthy, Emma Kelly and Sumeika Khan took the overall prize for the junior category for their project on Mes Fleurs.  Two other teams from Colaiste Nano Nagle were announced joint second place winners for theirs projects on Petmania and JJ Kenneally’s.  A special innovation award went to a fourth team from the same school for their project on Limerick Sports School.Christine Franklin, Emma Kelly, Caitlin McCarthy and Sumeika Khan, from Colaiste Nano Nagle, who won the junior section of the ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’ competition.In the junior category students were asked to choose a business that operated in Limerick in the last 200 years and outline how it would have marketed its product or service then, now and some period over the next 200 years.Limerick Chamber Vice-President Catherine Duffy paid tribute to the winners, praising their enthusiasm and hard work.“It is wonderful to see the thought, preparation, fun and learning that went into all of the projects. The world of business is diverse, dynamic, exciting and rewarding. I think all our participants realise this now. This is the first time that Limerick Chamber has organised a competition like this and based on its success today we hope it won’t be our last,” she said.She also thanked the teachers from schools across Limerick and the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland for their support of the competition.The overall winners in each category were presented with two Dell  8” Android Tablets for their schools. The second and third-placed winners and the innovation prize winners each received a Dell 8” Android tablet.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said that creativity and innovation were two of the core skills that we want students to develop while in school and the competition was a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their skills in this area while relating some of their learning from the curriculum to the real business world.Dell Ireland’s Limerick Site Leader Timmy O’Dwyer said:  “Dell is delighted to sponsor the competition and we welcome the emphasis it places on bringing to light the achievements of entrepreneurs over the last 200 years. Entrepreneurship is something we think a lot about at Dell – in fact, we have our own programme called Dell for Entrepreneurs which gives high potential tech start-ups the skills and resources they need to take their businesses to the next level. The high calibre of the entries received reflects the immense talent of the business studies students from the region, and we congratulate everyone who took part on their achievement.”As hosts and supporters of the event, LIT President Dr Maria Hinfelaar, President, LIT, said the schools competition was a truly imaginative event which LIT was delighted to support.” I saw some of their presentations and am very impressed with their work. They were clearly enjoying it and I think this competition definitely has potential to run again”, she said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCall to reinstate Limerick Foynes railway lineNext articleThe Brothers Jablokov Editor last_img read more

University urges commuters to LOOK

first_img Read Full Story Harvard University Transportation Services, the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD), and the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) have launched an educational initiative to provide motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians with important tools for staying safe.The LOOK campaign provides specific safety messages for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers, so that these three groups can co-exist safely within the same environment. This week, staff from HUPD and Transportation Services will periodically be stationed at high traffic conflict areas around campus, promoting safety messaging and providing incentives for those demonstrating safe behavior. These incentives include free helmets, Zipcar driving credit, and Hubway annual memberships. In addition, thousands of LOOK stickers will be distributed to motorists over the coming weeks designed to combat “dooring”and increase awareness of vehicular surroundings.More information on the LOOK Campaign.last_img read more

5 financial things everyone should do in their 20s

first_imgSet yourself up for a lifetime of financial success.by: Holly PerezThere is no better time to set yourself up for a lifetime of financial success than in your 20s. While this decade may seem daunting as you tick off milestones such as college graduation, starting your first “real” job and possibly marriage, taking control of your finances is an integral part of growing up and becoming a successful and independent adult. To help you successfully navigate your finances, here are five money milestones everyone should strive to hit in her 20s.1. Start saving for retirement. While retirement may seem a millennium away in your 20s, you’d be surprised how quickly time flies. Start saving money now to allow it to accrue and grow by your golden years. Think of it as letting your money age like a fine wine. As a general rule of thumb, aim to save at least 5 percent of your gross income, with the eventual goal of increasing it to 15 to 20 percent. If your employer offers a 401(k) match program, it’s ideal to contribute enough to maximize the match. Think of it this way: That match amount is essentially free money to fund your future retirement.2. Set a budget and live within your means. Simply put, make sure you have more money coming in than going out. Overspending is a big financial problem for many in their 20s, landing many in some serious debt down the road. Avoid overspending by establishing a monthly budget based on income and fixed expenses like rent and bills. Don’t forget to include any lingering debt and, if possible, pocket some money away toward savings. Budgeting can be easy. Personal finance apps can put the power at your fingertips, giving you insight to where and how you are spending so you can make smart financial choices. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

New Miss Dominica to be crowned today

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews New Miss Dominica to be crowned today by: – February 17, 2012 Tweet 227 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Queen contestants (L-R; front row): Kimberly Dana Jno. Charles, Francille Lavanier, Nadira Lando. Second row (R-L): Ameka Cognette, Indiana Griffith and Shanel Dubique. Photograph by ASHTON SHILLINGFORDA new Miss Dominica will be crowned on Friday evening when the annual Miss Dominica Pageant gets underway.Six beautiful women from various communities around the island who are vying for the Miss Dominica Pageant 2012 have assured patrons that year’s show will be a spectacular one.They are Ameka Cognet, Fancille Lavinier, Indiana Griffith, Kimberly Dana Jno. Charles, Nadira Lando and Shanel Dubique, at Carnival City on February 17th, 2012.The ladies will appear on stage in five rounds; Spectacular Wear, Swim Wear, Evening Wear, Talent and Interview Segment which includes a quiz segment.Reigning Miss Dominica Jacthina FaganThe reigning Miss Dominica Jacthina Fagan is expected to give her final speech and take her final walk during the pageant.She will also crown tonight’s winner who will receive a scholarship compliments the government of Dominica and a pair of diamond earrings compliments Jeweler’s International and the Sign Man among other gifts.The show will commence at 8pm at the Festival City in Pottersville. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more