Network Ireland brings a different kind of resilience to Thomond Park

first_imgLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Limerick on Covid watch list Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Facebook Twitter Mary Killeen Fitzgerald, Limerick LEO; former rugby international Fiona Steed and Network Ireland President Helen Wycherley at the launch of the International Women’s Day event in Thomond Park.Photo: Brian ArthurAS THE home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park has seen its fair share of endurance and determination on the sporting front.On Friday, March 8  it will be the venue for a major event to mark International Women’s Day when the focus will be on building a different kind of resilience.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hosted by Network Ireland, the Women in Business conference will be attended by hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals and leaders in indigenous and multinational organisations to non-profits, charities, arts and the public sector.Network Ireland’s International Women’s Day event normally takes place in Dublin but its president Helen Wycherley, who has strong ties with Limerick and Munster Rugby, decided to move the location to Thomond Park.Eamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Limerick said that the event would strengthen the partnership between LEO Limerick and Network Ireland.Speakers include former Ireland rugby international, Fiona Steed and performance coach, Gerry Hussey. The event MC is journalist Deirdre O’Shaughnessy. The theme for this year’s conference is #BuildingResilience.President of Network Ireland, Helen Wycherley said: “We want to focus on #BuildingResilience – for ourselves and our businesses. It is important to develop a positive and resilient mind-set to conquer the challenges we as businesswomen encounter. Our celebration of International Women’s Day will be a fantastic, inspiring, fun event for all with endless opportunity for learning and connecting with other women in business from across the country.”“Through my presidency of Network Ireland, I want to help women to fulfil their potential by empowering them to step up and do more. That is why I’ve chosen #StepUp as the theme for 2019.“I want to help and support our members, to do more and be more. So this year will be all about empowering women to step up to the challenge, to be ready to seize opportunities as they arise, to be confident and go for that promotion, apply for that grant application, go on State boards or take more risks and to say “I can” not “I might” or “maybe”.Tickets for the event are available at https://networkirelandiwd2019.eventbrite.ieby Rebecca [email protected] Email Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic BusinessNewsNetwork Ireland brings a different kind of resilience to Thomond ParkBy Staff Reporter – February 19, 2019 2849 TAGSbusinessEventLimerick City and CountyNews Previous articleCall for directly elected Mayors to be given executive powersNext articleAaron Gillane, Power Plays and Peaking Early: Talking Points from Nowlan Park conquest Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up last_img read more

Tony Poll Results! Fun Home’s Sydney Lucas Delivered the Performance of the Night

first_img3. It Shoulda Been You, “Jenny’s Blues”—13%Here comes the surprise—in an evening chock full of performances from Tony-nominated musicals, 13% of fans voted “Jenny’s Blues” from It Shoulda Been You, a show that got zero nominations, the best number of the evening. Headliner Lisa Howard belted her heart out and brought the house down. Bravo! View Comments One of the best parts of the Tony Awards (aside from the moving speeches and gorgeous red carpet looks) is seeing stage stars perform selections from our favorite Broadway musicals live on national TV. This year’s ceremony was chock full of great performances, including numbers from The King and I, On the Town, Gigi, An American in Paris, Finding Neverland and tons more. We asked you to vote for your favorites—and some of the results are a surprise!center_img 1. Fun Home, “Ring of Keys”—35%In a sea of medleys and flashy dance numbers, Fun Home opted for a more subtle and moving choice. 11-year-old Tony nominee Sydney Lucas commanded the stage as she sang her moving anthem “Ring of Keys,” the song we’ve had stuck in our heads all spring. Although Lucas didn’t end up taking home her first Tony Award, Fun Home won Best Musical, the biggest award of the night. 2. Something Rotten!, “A Musical”—17%In lieu of a traditional opening number, co-hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming passed the baton to Brian d’Arcy James, Brad Oscar and the cast of Something Rotten!, who started off the ceremony with an all-singing, all-dancing spoof of Broadway musicals. Did you find all of the references to Les Miz, A Chorus Line, Annie and more? Let’s watch it again!last_img read more

Lyon chief admits Arsenal & Chelsea transfer target Houssem Aouar could leave this summer

first_img Video Settings Read More Coral BarryWednesday 12 Aug 2020 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares 1/1 Lyon appear open to selling Aouar (Picture: Getty)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed recently Aouar was not pushing for a move despite interest in his services.‘Houssem has not said he wants to leave,’ he said.‘We want to try to keep him even though the interest is considerable. There are no negotiations ongoing.’ More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLyon would demand a big fee for Aouar and reportedly want more than £40million should any big clubs make their move.Pep Guardiola is thought to be a massive fan of the young playmaker and will get the chance to get an up close look at the player. when City take on Lyon in their Champions League quarter-final.MORE: Arsenal to make player plus cash transfer offer for Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson FernandesMORE: FA makes decision over allowing fans to attend Liverpool vs Arsenal Community ShieldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Skip Ad Read More Comment Read More Read More Full Screen 1 min. story Coming Next Read More About Connatix V67539 SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire by Metro / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Advertisement Aouar is not pushing for an exit (Picture: Getty)Houssem Aouar could be lured away from Lyon this summer, according to club sporting director Juninho.The midfielder has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City credited with an interest.Aouar, 22, has three years left on his contract, but Juninho admitted there was a possibility he would leave Lyon in the current transfer window.He told RMC Sport: ‘Houssem Aouar? When you have great players in the squad, it is quite logical that other bigger teams with greater economic power come to seek the players.ADVERTISEMENT ‘There is a risk of losing important players. If we lose important players, I have already spoken with the president, we will have the right to balance the workforce.’AdvertisementAdvertisementAouar enjoyed a fine season with Lyon despite seeing the Ligue 1 campaign cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.The Frenchman scored nine goals and provided seven assists and helped Lyon knock Juventus out of the Champions League in his last appearance. Lyon chief admits Arsenal & Chelsea transfer target Houssem Aouar could leave this summer Advertisementlast_img read more

Advantage on glass makes up for subpar shooting from field

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoEven against the likes of Idaho State, Bo Ryan’s brand of basketball is rarely pretty.The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team squeaked by the Bengals last night despite shooting just 22.7 percent from beyond the arc and 37.7 percent overall.“We stuck it out,” senior Marcus Landry said. “We ended up on the left hand side, but like [Jason Bohannon] was saying, we have got to get a lot better. We have to focus on the things that we can get better at.”UW’s seventh win of the season came by the virtue of strong rebounding and out-hustling the Bengals.In other words, typical Badger basketball.“You win games by rebounding the ball better than we did tonight,” Idaho State head coach Joe O’Brien said. “Fifteen offensive rebounds is unacceptable.”Ryan’s team finished with a 33-26 rebounding advantage, including 15 offensive rebounds to the Bengals’ five. Part of the Badgers’ advantage can be attributed to the ISU zone, a defense O’Brien’s team rarely plays.“I just don’t think we were doing a very good job of blocking out,” O’Brien said. “It’s harder to block out in a zone than it is man-to-man. Every coach will tell you that, but we have played enough zone in our basketball career that at least we can make an attempt, and I didn’t think we made an attempt to put bodies on people in close.”UW was led by senior Joe Krabbenhoft with nine rebounds, while Landry and sophomore Jon Leuer chipped in eight and seven, respectively. Considering the Badgers were outrebounded by one against Marquette on Saturday, the turnaround on the boards shows significant improvement.“That was huge,” Krabbenhoft said about the rebound discrepancy. “I thought we did a great job. Marcus really set the tone, and Jon came off the bench and had some nice offensive rebounds.”Contributing to the advantage on the boards was a newfound aggressiveness in the second half. After shooting 15 3-pointers in the first half, the Badgers only shot seven after halftime, instead choosing to feed the ball into the post.“Just improvements made at halftime,” Krabbenhoft said. “We try to do that every game, and if you count the post touches in the first half, we had to have doubled it.“That is our mindset; inside-out, and I thought we did a better job of that in the second half.”Though UW rebounded the ball well throughout the game, Ryan called a timeout 1:38 into the second half noticeably upset with his team. Ryan said the timeout was used simply to emphasize the importance of hustling.“I didn’t say anything; I just wanted a timeout,” Ryan said. “It was just a little adjustment we had to make. Two times a ball was on the floor, and a white jersey didn’t dive on it. You can’t play for me. Those kind of guys can’t play for me.”According to Krabbenhoft, from that point on the Badgers played with a new sense of urgency.last_img read more