BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs

first_imgEmail Kasia Zabinska and BNest, Eamon Ryan, BNest Founder (centre back) with some of the participants from the 2017-18 BNest social enterprise incubator. Picture: Cian ReinhardtBNest, the first dedicated Social Enterprise Incubator Programme in Ireland held a free Ask&Advise evening at the Bank of Ireland Workbench space, O’Connell Street Limerick.The Ask&Advise evening allowed organisations with an aim of making a positive social impact to share advice, tips, and useful contacts with organisations and people making a social impact in our communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eamon Ryan, founder of BNest said, “Our idea was simple – gather together in one room those who work on making a positive social impact and anyone willing to help them and give them advice.“Events like Ask&Advise shows the power of people’s minds when they let themselves loose and share problems with other like-minded people. There is nothing more powerful.”Chris MM Gordon, Founder of the Irish Social Enterprise Network and Managing Partner of Collaboration Ireland was the host of the evening.Mr Gordon said the evening is beneficial for social enterprises who often find themselves “caught between two stools,” as they are trying to make profits selling products and services but are also trying to achieve the social aspect.BNest is an initiative created specifically to help social entrepreneurs nurture their start-ups, it aims to bridge the gap between achieving social impact and running a business, while also supporting its participants on their personal journeys.Applications for the 2018/2019 BNest annual six-month programme will open July 1, 2018. The programme teaches emerging social entrepreneurs how to get their new organisations off to the best start by focusing on key areas related to developing their enterprises, in terms of business, social and personal aspects. Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleEVA tour and talk Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Kasia Zabinska of BNest says, “We want BNest to be the go-to place for social impact businesses and Ask&Advise events help to increase connectively amongst them and anyone willing to help, because together we can achieve so much more!” adding, “What we’re doing here, is bringing people closer together. Every question asked received great, outside-of-the-box, practical suggestions, and so many useful contacts were shared.”While a third AskAdvise evening is being planned for the second half of the year, BNest encourages everyone interested in this space to attend their event, ‘Social Entrepreneurship – A Path For Me?” which will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 10am to 3pm at the Nexus Innovation Centre at University of Limerick. The event is a half-day interactive and practical workshop to give you insights into the reality of social impact business. It will let you explore the social enterprise space using actual stories of local businesses, non-profits, and community enterprises and help to understand a little more of the possibilities it might offer you. While the workshop is free, they are asking all participants to contribute €25 towards a local charity, Milford Hospice. For more info contact [email protected] the Limerick Post Business section for similar stories. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up NewsBusinessBNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneursBy Cian Reinhardt – May 11, 2018 2139 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSBank of IrelandBNestbusinessCommunitysocialWorkbench Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! last_img read more

Moore, Espinosa homer, Nationals beat Pirates

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Moore knew what Clint Hurdle was thinking.With one out and first base open in the eighth inning of a one-run game, Moore fully expected the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager to intentionally walk the batter in front of him. Moore was hitting .158 and had struck out six times in the three-game series.“It fires you up,” Moore said. “I would have done the same thing.”The move backfired, though, as Moore followed the walk to Adam LaRoche by hitting a three-run homer off rookie reliever Bryan Morris to seal the Washington Nationals’ 6-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday.LaRoche had been 4 for 7 with four walks in the series to that point.“LaRoche had been on base all weekend and seeing the ball well,” Hurdle said. “We decided to go right-on-right there with Morris against Moore and it didn’t work out.”Danny Espinosa homered and drove in three runs and Gio Gonzalez (3-2) won for just the third time in seven starts after winning 21 games last season.Moore homered for the first time this year after hitting 10 in 75 games last season as a rookie. He also hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly Saturday in the ninth inning as the Nationals edged the Pirates 5-4.“Tyler certainly proved last year that he’s a run producer but he’s been out of whack this season,” Washington manager Davey Johnson said. “Hopefully, this is a good sign that things are starting to turn for him.”Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected in the first inning for disputing a checked-swing third strike. He tried to hold up on a 2-2 pitch from Wandy Rodriguez and home plate umpire Bob Davidson pointed to third base ump John Hirschbeck for help. Hirschbeck ruled that Harper had swung.Harper stood outside the batter’s box, stared at Hirschbeck for a few moments and dropped his bat. Hirschbeck then tossed last season’s NL Rookie of the Year. It was the first ejection this year for Harper and second of his career.“I’m not going to badmouth anybody, I’m just happy we got the W,” Harper said.Said Johnson: “John’s a good umpire and he made the right call. It’s tough losing a player in the first inning, though.”Starling Marte hit a leadoff homer in the first, his fourth home run in five games for Pittsburgh.Espinosa’s two-run homer in the fourth put Washington ahead for good at 3-1. He also hit a sacrifice fly in the second as the Nationals won for the fourth time in five games.“I’ve made some adjustments in the last few days to help me get the bat to the ball quicker,” said Espinosa, who is hitting just .185. “I’m feeling a lot better at the plate.”Gonzalez (3-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, walking two and striking out five. He had been tagged for 18 runs and 21 hits in his previous four starts, going 1-2 in that span.“Gio did a great job of keeping us in that game after the tough start,” Johnson said. “He pitched well.”After Marte homered, the Pirates loaded the bases in the first with none out. Gonzalez escaped the jam by striking out Russell Martin and Michael McKenry and getting Brandon Inge to ground out.“The Pirates came out hacking and the game was speeding up,” Gonzalez said. “When the game speeds up, you can’t get too aggressive and go head-to-head with their aggressiveness. To his credit, (catcher Wilson) Ramos saw that and had me slow the game down and stay calm.”Ramos had three hits for the Nationals. Roger Bernandina, who took over for Harper after the ejection, had two hits after entering the game with only one hit all season in 25 at-bats.Rodriguez (2-2) gave up three runs and six hits, striking out seven and walking one in six innings.The Pirates pulled within 3-2 in the sixth when Martin hit an RBI double.NOTES: Washington CF Denard Span returned to the lineup after sitting out his first game of the season Saturday with a bruised left foot. … Nationals RF Jayson Werth, who missed his third straight game with a strained right hamstring but expects to play Tuesday night when Washington hosts Detroit in the opener of a two-game series. Moore subbed for Werth in right for all three games of the series. … Tests conducted on Pittsburgh RHP Charlie Morton’s right arm revealed no structural damage. Morton, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed last June, left his rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday after three innings with discomfort in his shoulder. He will start playing catch Monday and is tentatively scheduled to throw off a mound during the four-game series against the Mets in New York that begins Thursday. … The Pirates, like the Nationals, are off Monday then open a two-game home series with Seattle on Tuesday night. ON A TEAR–Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte (6) is greeted by teammate Andrew McCutchen after hitting a leadoff solo home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez in the first inning May 5. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)last_img read more

Rutgers’ Stringer taking off the rest of regular season

first_imgRutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer smiles as she watches the video screen after Rutgers defeated Central Connecticut for her 1,000th career NCAA college basketball game win, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) “I know our young ladies can finish the season strong playing Scarlet Knight basketball and I will rejoin the team as soon as I can,” she added.Eatman served as acting head coach for three games following the illness and death of Stringer’s mother, Thelma Stoner, in 2016.Rutgers has three regular-season contests left, starting with a home game against Wisconsin on Monday.Stringer picked up her 1,000th win on Nov. 13 with a 73-44 decision over Central Connecticut State.She was the fifth Division I women’s coach to achieve the milestone and sixth overall. She is the first African-American coach to reach the mark.The others are Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell. Division II coach Barbara Stevens also has won more than 1,000 games.Stringer has a career mark of 1015-410 in 48 seasons, making her the sixth winningest coach in women’s basketball. She is 495-275 in 24 seasons at Rutgers.Stringer is the only women’s coach to take three different teams to the Final Four: Cheney State in 1982, Iowa in 1993 and Rutgers in 2000 and ’07. Her teams have appeared in 26 of the 36 NCAA Tournaments and made 10 regional finals.Rutgers last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2015.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer poses in front of a banner that will hang from the rafters after Rutgers defeated Central Connecticut for Stringer’s 1,000th career NCAA college basketball game win, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)center_img Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer, who earlier this season posted her 1,000th victory, is taking off the rest of the regular season on the advice of doctors.The announcement Sunday by the Big Ten Conference school came three days after the 70-year-old Hall of Famer missed a game at Michigan.Rutgers said Stringer is expected to return for the postseason. The Scarlet Knights (18-8, 10-5) were ranked earlier this month and are expected to make the NCAA Tournament.Assistant coach Tim Eatman will serve as acting coach through the Big Ten Conference Tournament.“As you can imagine this was not an easy decision; however, in consultation with my doctors, it is in my best interest to spend time to get healthy before returning to the day-to-day grind of coaching,” Stringer said in a statement.last_img read more