4 Jun
2021

Details of free summer camps at LIT and MIC revealed

first_imgLinkedin Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have announced details of their FREE ‘EMPOWER’ Summer Camps, which will take place this July and will be open to second-level students in transition year, fifth year and sixth year.The 5 day ‘EMPOWER’ Summer Camp programme in entrepreneurship, creativity, design skills and innovation, is funded by the HEA and is being run collaboratively between MIC and LIT in both their Limerick and Tipperary Campuses :  Limerick: 10th to 14th July and Tipperary: 17th to 21st JulyThe programme has been designed with the aim of developing skills in young people to embrace innovation, enhance and develop creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills, through a variety of hands-on collaborative scientific thinking and entrepreneurial thinking activities, and projects. There will also be a focus on developing effective leadership and communication skills and providing the students with the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of inspirational leaders and innovators during the 5 days.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Dr Maeve Liston, Director of Enterprise and Community Engagement, MIC, “The camps will also further compliment the principles of the Junior and Senior Cycles in our second level education system through high quality hands-on interactive informal learning experiences, promoting innovation, communication, personal effectiveness, critical and creative thinking, and working with others all of which are prioritised in the Framework for Junior and Senior Cycle Education.”Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise at LIT stated that, “This is very much a collaborative effort in enhancing the skills needs in the region where LIT and MIC are working with Entrepreneurs and academics together with organisations like Junior Achievement Ireland, Foroige, Coder Dojo, Local Enterprise Offices, and a wide variety of community groups, organisations, schools, business’ and industry. We have collaborated specifically with entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of enterprise & innovation, education, youth development, community development, creativity and leadership on the design and delivery of what is ensured to be a high quality educational programme.” She added that the programme is designed to have a high impact it will be an immersive, social and fun experience for the week with opportunities to create skills and friendships for life. Facebook MIC Lecturer Elected to Board of International Society for Music Education Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationDetails of free summer camps at LIT and MIC revealedBy Editor – June 10, 2017 1809 Twitter Email Print TAGSEMPOWER summer campsLITMIC International Women’s Day LIT Interested parties can register via Eventbrite.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empower-summer-limerick-region-tickets-34948387568Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.For further info contact: [email protected] and/or [email protected] Advertisement New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland WhatsApp MIC Teams Up with GPA on New Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students Previous articleLimerick baritone for Lyric Opera WeimarNext articleLimerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks Editor last_img read more

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17 Jan
2021

Farmers Markets

first_imgFarmers markets are popping up across the state. And as the summer harvest nears, they’ll be offering fresh produce and a chance for patrons to get to know the local farmers who grow their food. The Riverside Farmers Market in Roswell, Ga., will open for its fourth season on May 14. It draws more than 1,000 people each Saturday morning to shop and listen to live music, said Louise Estabrook, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Fulton County and manager of the market. “It’s the place to be, where farmers and consumers meet face to face and everyone is the better for it,” she said.All of the more than 50 vendors at the market only sell Georgia products. The market, which now accepts EBT cards, served 26,000 patrons last year, she said. Besides farmers selling produce, meats, honey, flowers, nursery plants and eggs, there are bakers and salsa vendors as well as others with prepared foods. “We have 140 farmers markets in the state registered on Georgia Marketmaker,” said Kent Wolfe, director of the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. “These markets benefit everybody – not just the farmers and consumers, but the local businesses as well.” Marketmaker does not include the 12 state farmers markets found in Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Savannah, Thomasville, Cairo, Cordele, Glennville, Jesup, Moultrie and Valdosta. Markets across the state are looking to provide access to all citizens. According to Wolfe, the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available in 65 markets statewide. The program equated to nearly $1 million in FMNP funds used to purchase Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables in 2009. A similar program for seniors will serve an estimated 11,000 Georgians this year, supplying $250,000 in fresh, local foods. The Athens Farmers Market is already open for the year. The producer-only market offers fresh produce from local growers. Amanda Tedrow, UGA Extension agent in Athens-Clarke County, helps organize the market. “The market is a great way for the consumers to interact with the farmers directly,” Tedrow said. “They learn about products they may not be familiar with, like kohlrabi, and learn new recipes.” Local chefs offer weekly cooking demonstrations featuring foods available at the market. UGA-trained Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions ranging from composting to canning.“People are looking for home-grown, local foods,” said Ronnie Barrentine, UGA Extension agent in Pulaski County, which is located in middle Georgia. “The problem is not that we don’t have the demand. It is having the amount of produce.” Barrentine started a market in downtown Hawkinsville on Saturdays in the summer, a trend that began in 2004. Plans are to open daily soon. Before this market, growers traveled to markets in Cordele or Macon to sell their goods. When the Henry County Farmers Market opened in 2009 in south metro Atlanta, UGA Extension agent Frank Hancock didn’t know what to expect. The first day, 50 people were lined up waiting for the market to start. “Everybody likes the market,” Hancock said. “We are focused on our goal of providing our farmers with a place to sell their goods and local citizens a place to buy fresh produce. Our market is growing.” The market sells produce grown within a 50-mile radius of the county, all freshly picked. Vendors also offer freshly baked breads, homemade jellies, ice cream and salsas. Fresh flowers are available, too. A couple hundred people stop in to purchase goods on Thursday afternoons. Susan Howington, UGA Extension coordinator in Henry County, also conducts cooking demonstrations and food preservation classes at the Henry County market. “The local people here in Henry County are benefiting and so are our local farmers because we are keeping it right here in our community,” Howington said. To find a farmers market near you, visit www.pickyourown.org/GAfarmersmarkets.htm or www.localharvest.org.last_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

Rivals are closer, warn Mercedes F1 boss

first_img(REUTERS) – Formula One’s new rules are “just what the doctor ordered”, even if rival teams have become more competitive, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.The Austrian said in a preview for Sunday’s Australian season-opener in Melbourne that Mercedes, the dominant team of the past three years, face a big challenge.“We have been very successful over the last three years through stable rules — but no team has ever maintained its success over such a big regulation change before,” said Wolff.“In a way, it’s just what the doctor ordered. To have such a challenge is good for the team.“We have done the best job we possibly could over the winter and, if we are not the fastest in Melbourne, then it’s about finding out why and what needs to be done to get us back to that top spot.”Ferrari emerged from pre-season testing with the quickest times, although the Mercedes pairing of triple champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas did the most laps with impressive reliability.Bottas, previously with Williams, has replaced 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, who retired days after winning his first title.Hamilton, winner of 53 grands prix over his career to date, starts the season as favourite for a fourth championship and to win the opening race.Bookmakers William Hill have the Briton at 10/11 for Melbourne, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel second favourite at 7/2 and Bottas at 6/1.“We believe that it is going to be another Mercedes procession but the Australian Grand Prix is often unpredictable,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.Wolff said testing in Barcelona had indicated “that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk,” although there was no way of knowing for sure.Teams use testing to experiment with fuel loads and power unit settings.Mercedes have won 51 of 59 grands prix since the 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid units were introduced. The team also started all but one of last season’s races on pole position.Ferrari and Red Bull are the only teams to have beaten Mercedes since 2013.last_img read more

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