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 Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up last_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Sets B’way Dates

first_img Hamilton Related Shows View Comments from $149.00 Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is officially heading uptown! Although it was at one point speculated that the acclaimed new tuner would transfer to the Great White Way this season, it will instead move this summer, making it eligible for next year’s Tony Awards. The show will complete its run at the Public Theater on May 3 and will begin previews on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (the Broadway home of Miranda’s 2008 musical In the Heights). Opening night is set for August 6.Miranda, who plays Alexander Hamilton, will be joined by his co-stars Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler. Casting will be announced at a later date for the role of King George, which is currently played by Something Rotten’s Brian d’Arcy James. d’Arcy James will depart the off-Broadway production on March 1; a replacement for the remainder of the Public Theater run and subsequent Broadway transfer has yet to be confirmed.Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.The off-Broadway production began performances at the Public on January 20 and opened officially on February 17. The Broadway-bound cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, Andrew Chappelle, Alysha Deslorieux, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Okieriete Onaodowan and Voltaire Wade-Greene.The musical’s cast album will be recorded this summer; details for its release will be announced later. last_img read more

John Boehner’s resignation creates another bout of economic uncertainty

first_imgCongressionally induced uncertainty is back.The announcement this morning that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) will resign from Congress at the end of next month complicates the difficult debates in Congress over how to keep the government open and raise the debt ceiling.The government’s current funding expires on Sept. 30 and some members of Congress want to use the debate over the budget as leverage to strip federal government funding from the women’s health organization Planned Parenthood. As the leader of the House Republicans, Mr. Boehner was a key player in pushing to keep the government open, having made clear that he does not want to shut down the government again.The political fallout from his resignation remains to be seen, but it’s safe to say that the uncertainty is back.Congress has repeatedly struggled to reach clean agreements on key fiscal issues in recent years. In 2011 the Treasury came within days of running out of funds. This led to a downgrade of the U.S. triple-A credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. In October of 2013, the government shut down for over two weeks after Congress failed to reach an agreement on keeping it open. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more