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

The Rijeka 2020 project won the Melina Mercouri award worth HRK 1,5 million

first_imgIn addition to the cultural and artistic program for 2020, the presentation and discussions highlighted the heritage of the project, which remains a lasting value in cultural facilities that are being renovated and built in Rijeka, but also in encouraged activities of citizens who are strongly involved in the project. In several ways, among other things through a rich training program, the Rijeka 2020 team points out. Namely, the European Commission wants to influence the integration of culture into the long-term development of cities with the European Capital of Culture project. Director of the company Rijeka 2020, established for the implementation of the European Capital of Culture project, Emina Visnic points out that the Melina Mercouri Award is a great and important financial confirmation that the project is being successfully managed and developed. “This award is a symbolic confirmation that Rijeka is and that Croatia is in line with European cultural values, that we carry and transmit the values ​​of the European cultural circle, that we write new messages for the future in this project and that we truly belong to it as European citizens.”Visnic pointed out. With these values, the project of the European Capital of Culture was founded, which connects European citizens and raises awareness of the fact of common belonging to the European cultural circle. This is a valuable financial award, which also carries a message of success in the work done so far on the development of the project “Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture”. This award for Rijeka means that it has met all the highly set criteria by the expert panel and that by seriously managing the project by the year of holding the ECOC title, it has achieved all the tasks set before it. The decision to award the prize worth 1,5 million euros was made in Galway after the meeting and the third monitoring of the implementation of the project “Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture”.center_img The Melina Mercouri Award, named after the Greek Minister of Culture who is considered the most deserving for founding the European Capital of Culture project, was won by Rijeka on the recommendation of an expert panel of the European Commission assessing the seriousness and success of the project. Source / photo: City of Rijeka; Rijeka 2020; Pixabay Melina Mercouri, back in 1985, advocated for better mutual knowledge of European citizens, for exchange and conversations about culture. Understanding Europe as a place of a common cultural past, but also a future, she argued that the whole of Europe should be united and that culture carries the strongest potential for peace.last_img read more

Duke watches stalemate at Villa Park

first_imgAston Villa and Sunderland played out a largely forgettable 0-0 draw in front of the watching Duke of Cambridge at Villa Park. Both sides enjoyed half-chances inside the opening five minutes, Agbonlahor heading wide at the back post while Andrea Dossena – one of those recalled for the Black Cats alongside Borini and ex-Villa midfielder Craig Gardner – fired into the side-netting at the other end. However, the opening quarter of a cagey clash was dominated by a lack of quality in the final third with neither goalkeeper forced into a real save of note. The hosts lived dangerously during a couple of Sunderland corners but the away side lacked the cutting edge to take advantage. The first clear chance went the way of Villa in the 29th minute but an unmarked Benteke could only fire high and wide from 12 yards. Sebastian Larsson curled a free-kick narrowly off target for the visitors while Delph let go of an effort from long-range. Gardner had the ball in the net just prior to half-time but was rightly flagged for offside, before Giaccherini – in plenty of space – somehow put over the crossbar from four yards having been found by Phil Bardsley’s header. Villa started the second half the brighter of the two sides but Vito Mannone was merely forced into a couple of routine stops. The game’s closest opening came in the 66th minute as Borini header Giaccherini’s left-wing cross against the woodwork. Poyet and Lambert made changes as they went of search of a late winner, Benteke being replaced by Libor Kozak, but neither side could find anything in the final third as both sides were forced to settle for a share of the spoils. Press Association The hosts were looking for their first home back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories since August 2010 but not even Villa supporter Prince William, donning a club scarf and coat as he looked on from owner Randy Lerner’s executive box, could inspire them to victory. Indeed it was Sunderland who came closest to all three points as they chased their first away win of the season, although they do return to the north east with a first point on their travels since the end of August. In stark contrast to the Black Cats’ recent home form, Gus Poyet had overseen three away defeats which contained three red cards and three own goals since taking charge. But recalled striker Fabio Borini came closest to a winner as his glancing second-half header rebounded off the crossbar, while Emanuele Giaccherini contributed a worthy contender for miss of the season from a mere four yards just before half-time. As poor as Sunderland have been away from home this year – 12 defeats from 15 league games in 2013 before kick-off – Villa have struggled almost as much in front of their own fans. A 2-0 win over Cardiff last time out was only the club’s 11th league victory in 44 attempts at Villa Park. And there was very little for the 33,036 present to get excited about, with star striker Christian Benteke, now without a goal in seven appearances, largely anonymous in attack and even substituted before full-time. The dour encounter proved a far cry from Villa’s 6-1 success in last season’s corresponding fixture in April. Wes Brown took his place in Sunderland’s starting XI having seen last week’s controversial red card at Stoke rescinded upon appeal, manager Poyet making three changes from the 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium. Paul Lambert, meanwhile, handed starts to Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Fabian Delph after the fit-again trio came off the bench to inspire a second-half comeback in Monday’s 2-2 draw at West Brom. Antonio Luna also returned from injury. last_img read more

In memoriam: Oliver Franke remembered for his eagerness to teach

first_imgOliver Franke, a senior lecturer in aerospace and mechanical engineering died Thursday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of a heart attack. He was 35 years old.“Oliver contributed greatly to our teaching mission,” wrote Viterbi School of Engineering Dean Yannis C. Yortsos in a memorandum sent to Viterbi faculty and staff on Thursday. “He was an outstanding instructor.”Franke had received an engineering diploma and a doctorate from the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Franke was with the Department of Material Sciences and Engineering at MIT until he joined the USC faculty in 2010 as a visiting assistant professor.Franke, who was named a senior lecturer in Fall 2012, was married to Viterbi aerospace and material science professor, Andrea Hodge.“This has hit all of us very hard because [Oliver and Andrea] are very likeable people, and so it’s a significant loss for not only us but for [Andrea] as well,” Yortsos told the Daily Trojan.Students in Franke’s classes remember him for his enthusiasm and eagerness to teach.  Kevin Chan, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering was in two of Franke’s classes.“He encouraged our participation and even went as far as to give us chocolate for our efforts,” Chan said. “He reminded me that teaching and learning is more so a dialogue than a speech.”Viterbi will hold a memorial service for Franke at the Caruso Catholic Center next week. The time and date are to be announced. Franke is survived by his wife Andrea Hodge.“It’s very sad to have one of your colleagues pass away particularly at a young age,” Yortsos said. “His family and wife are in our thoughts and prayers.”last_img read more