Limerick 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 Advertisement 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
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber reminds prospective students that the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) program has been extended to cover the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, and that the family income eligibility limit has been increased by $20,000, to $65,000.CCOG covers tuition and educational fees, after other federal and state aid is applied. For the 2019-20 academic year, prospective and current students, who have adjusted gross household incomes of up to $65,000 and who take six or more credits, may be eligible for CCOG awards. “Thanks to Governor Murphy and our legislators, greater numbers of students can take advantage of this free-tuition program,” Dr. Reber said. “We are happy to note that under the expanded guidelines, an estimated 1,300 HCCC students will be eligible for CCOG financial assistance this fall.”Hudson County Community College has one of the most comprehensive Financial Aid programs in New Jersey, with 83 percent of HCCC students receiving assistance. Still, many students require additional tuition assistance.“Thousands of HCCC students balance college with full-time employment, full-time studies, and caring for their families. This program enables our students to achieve their higher education goals while managing other important priorities,” Dr. Reber stated. He noted that the program supports the education of a skilled, tax-paying workforce that benefits Hudson County’s economy.To qualify for the CCOG, students need to complete either the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or the Alternative Application for New Jersey Dreamers by September 15, 2019. For more information about the Community College Opportunity Grant and attending Hudson County Community College, please contact the HCCC Admissions Office by phoning (201) 360-4222 or emailing [email protected] ×CCOG-Koral-Booth CCOG-Koral-Booth
Former Ghana international winger Yaw Preko has expressed surprised at Avram Grant’s decision to include USA-based defender Samuel Inkoom in his squad for the 2015 AFCON tournament. Preko, who is an assistant trainer for Ghana U20 side – Black Satellites, says he is surprised by Inkoom’s inactivity at club level yet his inclusion in the Ghana squad.Inkoom, 25, was named in a provisional 31-man squad named by Ghana head coach Grant and has dodged the axe as he has made the cut for a 26-man squad which would be pruned down to 23 on Wednesday.And, this surprises Preko.“Samuel Inkoom’s inclusion is a bit surprising to me. I don’t often talk about players, but I don’t remember the last time Samuel Inkoom played for his club.”Preko’s view has been echoed by a section of the Ghana fans who feel the former Asante Kotoko defender has not been active. Inkoom’s whose reported move to Houston Dynamo has fallen through managed just 71 league minutes in the American Major League Soccer since he moved there in September.DC United played 12 games throughout the period Inkoom joined them, culminating in 1080 minutes but he managed just 71 minutes.