Limerick businesses can no longer rely on UK markets, warns leading…

first_imgBrexit briefing told ‘never waste a crisis’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Product development and new markets driving Enterprise Ireland investment One of Ireland’s leading businessmen, Denis Brosnan, has advised Limerick companies that are reliant on UK markets to start exploring business streams elsewhere.Answering questions for a short video shot at the recent inaugural Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders’ Programme event, Brosnan was in reflective mood as he discussed Brexit and offered advice to local start-ups.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event was the launch of the Leaders’ Programme in partnership with Dell EMC and University of Limerick.  The programme will see five leadership talks delivered by regional and national business people to 150 participants signed up to the programme.In between the bi-monthly leadership talks, the 150 participants will participate in smaller groups with a mentor, who will be a senior leader from the region who will work with them to develop their leadership skills.Each group will receive a new mentor every two months, ensuring that they are exposed to many different leadership styles drawn for a broad range of sectors. Email Previous articleUHL takes two prizes at national awardsNext articleWin cinema tickets Editor Shannon link to Frankfurt is vital for regional development WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img Linkedin Budget 2020, Brexit, and global economic issues discussed at Limerick Chamber event BusinessNewsLimerick businesses can no longer rely on UK markets, warns leading economistBy Editor – March 17, 2017 850 Limerick Post Show | August 23rd 2019 Advertisement Print TAGSBrexitDenis BrosnanLimerick Chamber Regional Leaders’ Programme Brexit contingency measures for airport last_img read more

Nine Medical School faculty members named to Institute of Medicine

first_imgNine faculty members from HMS are among the 65 new appointees to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. Established in 1970, the institute is both an honorific membership organization and an advisory group that analyzes health issues and makes recommendations on national health policy. Appointment recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and dedication to service. With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer a significant amount of time on IOM committees, which engage in a broad range of studies on health policy issues.last_img

Ghana faceTurkey friendly on Aug 14

first_imgThe Black Stars of Ghana will play guest to Turkey in an International friendly at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in İstanbul on August 14.Ghana had been struggling to find an opponent for the August FIFA day of International friendlies but will now face Turkey thanks to the cancellation of a pre-arranged game between the Turks and Uzbekistan.Excerpts of a statement on the Turkish Football Federation website confirms a date with the Black Stars who will be using the friendly as a preparation for the September round of World Cup Qualifiers at home to Zambia.“Turkish A National Team’s friendly game against Uzbekistan on 14 August was canceled after unexpected weather conditions and namely extreme heat in Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan Football Federation also mentioned by a letter that they couldn’t provide the full requirements.After this; Turkey, coached by Abdullah Avcı, will face Ghana in a friendly game on 14 August 2013 Wednesday at 21.30 (19.30 GMT) with Turkish local time in Atatürk Olympic Stadium, İstanbul, Turkey,” the statement read.last_img read more

Clippers tough stretch begins with win over Rockets

first_imgSpeaking of Jordan, he appeared to have another shot at getting on the Western Conference All-Star team when New Orleans’ Anthony Davis (shoulder sprain) pulled out Wednesday. But NBA Commissioner Adam Silver quickly replaced Davis with Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki.A reporter also wanted to know from Rivers pregame how the Clippers can remain competitive without Griffin. Not looking ahead to what’s in front of them is paramount, the coach said.“Whenever, as a coach I’ve had injuries to key guys, you turn the games into individual contests,” Rivers said. “You don’t look at a big picture. You let everybody else do that. Wherever I’ve been, you have injuries and everyone’s forecasting, ‘What’s going to happen?’ And I’m looking at the next game and it’ll be that simple for us, too.”Spencer Hawes, actually the backup post, started for power forward Griffin for the third consecutive game. He said beforehand it will be up to every player on the team to pick up the slack.“Obviously, no one person is going to replace what he does,” Hawes said, “but we all kind of have to bring that much more to the table as long as he’s on the mend.”The Clippers, who began the night in sixth-place in the conference standings, will have just 15 games left in the regular season once this 14-game stretch has been completed.Notes >> Griffin was on hand in street clothes, his right arm in a sling. Griffin and Paul were presented their All-Star game jerseys before the game at center court. Obviously, Griffin won’t be playing. … The Clippers outrebounded the Rockets 49-41. Matt Barnes had nine rebounds to go with his 10 points. … Chris Paul had 12 points, 12 assists and six rebounds, but five of the Clippers’ 15 turnovers. DeAndre Jordan led the Clippers with 24 points and 19 rebounds, and J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford scored 20 apiece. The Rockets, who were without post Dwight Howard (knee), got 22 points from Corey Brewer and 21 from Josh Smith off the bench. All-Star guard James Harden was held to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting. The Rockets were just 9 of 45 (20 percent) from 3-point range.Houston tried to get back into it starting with 4:15 left in the game by repeatedly fouling the poor free-throw-shooting Jordan (40.8 percent before Wednesday) when the Clippers had the ball, but the Rockets couldn’t make enough shots for that plan to bear fruit. Jordan made 12 of 26 free throws overall, 6 of 14 over a two-minute period until the fouling stopped with just under 2 1/2 minutes left and the Clippers up 108-95. The Clippers were ahead by 10 points when the hack-a-DJ began.Rivers afterward was asked if that tactic has become a rallying point for his team.“I don’t know what it’s become, I just know it’s a hard thing to go through from a coaching standpoint and I’m sure for D.J., too,” he said. “We actually gained points during that, so we were happy.” Wednesday marked the first in a stretch of 14 games that could go a long way in determining where the Clippers might be seeded in the Western Conference playoffs. Ten of the games will be against conference foes and only one of those 10 will be against a team not already in the postseason mix — meaning the top eight — and that’s Oklahoma City, which is knocking on the door in ninth.There is a strong possibility that Blake Griffin, arguably the Clippers’ best player, will miss all 14 after having right elbow surgery Monday. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, also president of basketball operations, was queried before tipoff against the Houston Rockets as to whether he is actively pursuing any players to help offset the loss of Griffin, who’s expected out a good month. He answered in the affirmative, but with a disclaimer.“Yeah, I mean, it’s my job; I have to, so I’m always looking,” said Rivers, whose team did well to defeat the Rockets 110-95 before 19,060 at Staples Center. “I’m not going to get pressured into making a bad decision because Blake’s out, though.”The Clippers (35-19), who led just 80-79 after three quarters, remained sixth in the conference standings. Houston (36-17) is now tied for third with Portland.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more