Winners of 2021 Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards Announced

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook NewsBusinessLimerickWinners of 2021 Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards AnnouncedBy Staff Reporter – May 21, 2021 1421 Advertisement Repro free: The winners of the Network Ireland Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2021 were announced during a special virtual awards ceremony from a studio in Dromkeen, Co Limerick. Pictured are Emma Wilson, VP, and Caragh O’Shea, President, Network Ireland Limerick. Photograph Paul Mullins PhotographyTHE winners of the Network Ireland Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards were announced during a special virtual awards ceremony (on Wednesday 19 May).  Chloe Markham, Chloe Markham Stylist, won the Creative Professional Award and Ber Collins, Crystal Clear, won the Established Business Owner. There were two different employee award categories: Lyndsey Hall, Piquant Hall won the Shining Star Award and Aisling Finn, Jaguar Land Rover, won the Rising Star Award. Lynda Sheehan, Rockbarton Garden Centre, won two awards – Solo Businesswoman and the Power Within Champion award.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The awards, which were sponsored by LEO Limerick, AIB, Ingenium and Sales Dynamics celebrate the excellence and professionalism, vision and leadership of its members.  In all, 22 finalists were competing across the various categories.  President of Network Ireland Limerick, Caragh O’Shea, along with Awards Co-ordinators Emma Wilson and Karen Brosnahan, announced the winners from a glamorous professional studio set while committee members roamed across the city and county to present trophies to the winners at their homes. Bringing the awards ceremony to the winners’ homes added to the joy and excitement of the virtual awards which was watched by over 100 from Limerick and across the globe.No Repro FeeThe winners of the Network Ireland Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2021 were announced during a special virtual awards ceremony (on Wednesday 19 May).Pictured is winner of Employee Shining Star: Lyndsey Hall, Piquant MediaSponsored by LEO Limerick, AIB, Ingenium and Sales Dynamics, the awards celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of its members.Pic. Brian Arthur The winners of each award category will go on to compete at the Network Ireland National Businesswoman of the Year Awards which will be announced on 8th October from the WIT Arena, Waterford.  Several Limerick branch members have been successful in the past and include Hannah Wrixon, Get the Shifts, who took home a national award in 2019 and Caroline Dunlea of Core Optimisation in 2018. Special guest speaker at the Limerick awards night was Maria Walsh MEP.  Joining via zoom from her base in Brussels, Maria talked about her unusual journey into politics driven by her passion for diversity and social inclusion.  Adding to the occasion, Singer Emma Langford opened and closed the ceremony along with musicians Ann Blake and Ruth Smith. Speaking at the Awards, Caragh O’Shea, President of Network Ireland Limerick and owner of COS Events, said, “We were thrilled to have 22 finalists for this year’s awards, especially after such an extremely challenging year.  Network Ireland is all about encouraging each other to be the best we can be. Our awards are a way to highlight everyone’s potential and recognise those who are passionate about their career or business and show determination to succeed no matter what life throws at them. I would like to congratulate them all and wish our 6 award winners the very best of luck at the nationals.”No Repro FeeThe winners of the Network Ireland Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2021 were announced during a special virtual awards ceremony (on Wednesday 19 May).Pictured is the winner of Established Business Owner: Ber Collins, Crystal Clear.Sponsored by LEO Limerick, AIB, Ingenium and Sales Dynamics, the awards celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of its members.Pic. Brian Arthur “I would like to especially thank the support of our sponsors, LEO Limerick, AIB, Ingenium and Sales Dynamics who enabled us to put on such a professional event. A massive thank you also goes to  judges Mary Killeen, LEO Limerick, Shona Keane, AIB and Patrick O’Sullivan, all the suppliers and of course our amazing committee who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes voluntarily,” she continued. Despite not being able to attend in person, the finalists still got dressed up for the awards and were joined by their family and friends at home as they watched the ceremony via zoom.  People tuned in from right across the world for the awards including Spain, US, Amsterdam, London and Brussels.Over €500 was raised for charity partner Cliona’s on the night through a raffle and donations. 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DIAS, JOHN

first_img56, passed away on January 15, 2018. He was born in Bayonne and was a lifelong resident. He was a plumber for Pete Manley Plumbing and Heating for many years. John was born on June 14, 1961 to the late Isabel (nee: Melendez) and Julio Dias. He is survived by his siblings, Ruth Rodriguez (Nelson), Marie Matus, Julio Dias Jr. (Darlene), Hilda Pizzaro (Juan), Ana Dias (Jose Gonzalez), Rosa McCann (Thomas), Angel Raymond Dias, Carlos Dias (Janice), Carmen Schoenfeld (Ralph) and Andrea Esteves (Manuel); his step daughters, Alicia and Jessica Bunalski; and was Pop to his step grandchildren, A’Moria, Garland Jr., Curtis, Breanna, Antonio and Sophia. He is also survived by his in-laws, Cristina Del Valle and Antonio Sanchez; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Jose Del Valle, Margarita Dias and Edward Dias; and brother-in-law, Stephen Matus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bayonne Friends of the Handicapped or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.last_img read more

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Election 2015: bakers, who will you vote for?

first_imgLabourConservativesLiberal DemocratsGreen PartyUKIPUndecidedOtherPlease Specify: The election is fast approaching, and, like any business person, bakers will be studying manifestos for policies that benefit their firm. But who will you be backing?British Baker wants to know. To cast your vote and take part in our election coverage – take the poll below.As a baker, who will you be voting for this election? (this is anonymous) Poll Makerlast_img

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The CNTB is organizing a water distribution campaign for tourists at border crossings

first_imgWe have already entered the peak of the tourist season, and accordingly every weekend there are big crowds at the borders due to the large number of tourists, and additionally crowds are created due to occasional, targeted, border control.Thus, large crowds are expected this weekend as well, and HAK says that possible waits are expected at some border crossings with Slovenia, BiH and Hungary. “On the last weekend in July, we expect a significant increase in traffic as early as Thursday, July 27, while the peak of traffic jams is expected during Saturday, July 29, from the earliest morning hours. The largest number of tourists will again come from Western European countries, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc. In Germany, the holidays in the state of Baden-Württenberg, and on Saturday in Bavaria from which a large number will head to the Adriatic for a summer vacation or will pass through Croatia to their destinations in Eastern Europe. In addition to citizens from the European Union, many citizens of the Republic of Croatia, but also neighboring countries (Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia), will go on summer vacation. ”Point out from HAK.Well done to the CNTB and the action of sharing water for touristsFollowing the announced traffic jams and increased traffic at border crossings, the Croatian National Tourist Board is organizing a water distribution campaign for passengers, which will be carried out over the next three weekends, ie ending on the weekend of 12 and 13 August. This is an action of the Croatian Tourist Board which, in a symbolic way, thanks all passengers and tourists for their patience in traffic, but also for choosing Croatia as a tourist destination.The action will take place on Saturday mornings and on Sunday afternoons at the following border crossings: Macelj, Bregana, Rupa, Plovanija, Bajakovo and on NP Lučko where the water will be shared in cooperation with the Croatian Motorway maintenance and toll collection.Definitely great move CNTB, although symbolic, but sure how it will positively reflect and be double accepted among most tourists. The apology and understanding of what guests have been waiting for for hours in cars at + 30C and above, shows good intention and that we care about guests, as well as a small token of attention in the form of a bottle of water to freshen up. We can look at this from the aspect of crisis communication, the fact is that little can be done at the moment to reduce crowds, but to reduce the negative perception and scenes of angry and frustrated guests, sometimes only good will, open communication, understanding and gratitude are enough.last_img read more

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Alexander taken 8th in WNBA Draft by San Antonio Silver Stars

first_imgSyracuse center Kayla Alexander was selected eighth overall in the first round of the WNBA Draft on Monday night by the San Antonio Silver Stars.The 6-foot-4 Alexander, a product of Milton (Ontario) District High School, set the all-time Syracuse scoring record with 2,024 career points. She has also set the SU standard for blocks (350), field goals (736) and free throws made (552), and tied the record for games played (140).She ranks second in rebounds with 970, trailing 2010 graduate Nicole Michael.The selection was no surprise when considering mock drafts posted on ESPN.com. The website’s four experts all projected Alexander to go somewhere between the sixth and 10th selections in the draft.But the pick deserves recognition considering Alexander is the first ever Orange player to be selected within the draft’s first three rounds. No SU player had been taken since Beth Record, who was taken in the fourth round in 2001, 64th overall, by the Los Angeles Sparks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlong with fellow seniors Carmen Tyson-Thomas and Elashier Hall, Alexander helped form the nucleus of this year’s squad that finished third in the Big East conference and earned a No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament before falling to Creighton, 61-56, in the first round. In that game, Alexander led the Orange with 23 points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes.In an interview last week, Alexander maintained that she hopes to teach social studies when her playing days are over.Alexander didn’t even consider playing college basketball until she received a recruiting letter from Vanderbilt in ninth grade. From that point, she realized basketball could serve as the path to a free college education, and resolved to improve as much as she could. She didn’t even pick up the sport until seventh grade, when a friend encouraged her to join a local team because of her height.Alexander easily led the Orange in scoring in 2012-13, averaging 17.9 points per game while adding 8.7 rebounds. Tyson-Thomas and Hall also added double-digit averages, at 10.6 and 10 points per game, respectively.Alexander scored 20 or more points 13 times this season, including 34-point efforts against Wagner on Dec. 4 and Villanova in the Big East tournament quarterfinals March 10.The Silver Stars open their season on May 24 with a home matchup against the Indiana Fever. San Antonio went 21-13 last season and lost to the Sparks in the Western Conference semifinals. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 16, 2013 at 12:51 am Contact Kevin: [email protected]last_img read more

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Women’s World Cup 2019: Jill Ellis says Alex Ferguson’s influence evident in Phil Neville

first_imgBorn in England, Ellis grew up a fan of Premier League giants United and said it was natural a great like Ferguson would also influence her. “[He was] super gracious, charming, nice,” she added. “It was a brief interaction but I’ve read his books and being a young Man United fan back in the day, I was all in!”I think for me I’ve had a lot of different influences in my life. I’m a sum of all the parts. I think I’m authentic in who I am but I definitely think you grow and you learn from watching and speaking to other people in terms of the experiences you have.” Two to go @lionessesA post shared by Philip Neville (@philipneville18) on Jun 27, 2019 at 3:07pm PDT”I’m not surprised [by Neville’s success]. In terms of managing a team, I think the team has made strides, you can see they’re playing hard, brought into what he wants them to do, I think he’s done a really good job.”I haven’t seen Phil on the inside so I can’t speak to what he’s like in front of his team. My interactions have been purely professional, he conducts himself in a great way. I enjoyed our sideline conversations – he seems like a really genuine person.”As it relates to Sir Alex, I grew up a Man United fan so I can’t speak enough about him as a manager, [he] brought the best out of his players, was ruthless at times.”In that regard, having probably been around Sir Alex at an internal level… everybody affects us, everybody influences us, you take a little bit of that away.”Some things you like, some things you don’t. In our lives we’re all affected by people we come in contact with so I’m sure that’s had the same effect.”Ellis can also list Ferguson as an inspiration, albeit her meeting with the Scot at an awards ceremony was far briefer. United States coach Jill Ellis believes playing under Manchester United great Alex Ferguson has rubbed off on her England counterpart Phil Neville.The Lionesses are one step away from reaching their first Women’s World Cup Final in France having advanced to a semi-final date with USA in Neville’s maiden major tournament in charge. View this post on Instagram Neville had never managed a senior male or female team prior to landing the England job in January 2018, but he is quickly earning admirers thanks to the Lionesses’ run.Ellis is not surprised by the success Neville has enjoyed in the past, pointing to a decorated playing career where he won 10 major trophies at Manchester United with Ferguson in charge.”A lot of us are products of our environments and obviously he had a pretty good mentor there for a while,” Ellis said at a news conference to preview Tuesday’s last-four clash with England in Lyon.last_img read more

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Canada Geese Hunting Season Underway

first_imgBy Jay Cook |RUMSON –For many, Sept. 1 meant the start of a relaxing Labor Day Weekend. But for avid waterfowl hunters, that Friday marked the start of a full month reserved for hunting Canada geese.In September, hunters can take advantage of lax regulations and high bag limits for harvesting the big, black-necked resident birds with the distinctive honking call.While pretty to look at when they fly across the sky in a v-shaped formation, hunters and conservationists believe their high numbers on land are causing harm to the local environment.“It’s like any species that gets out of control or unbalanced within nature,” said Joe DeMartino, a sitting member on New Jersey’s Fish and Game Council. “And right now, the hunters are trying to do their part.”DeMartino is also a member of Ocean County Ducks Unlimited, a local branch of the nonprofit waterfowl conservation organization. He said the state estimates over 200,000 Canada geese live year-round in New Jersey.For the strictly Canada goose hunting season spanning the month of September, hunters can harvest up to 15 birds per day. They are allowed to hunt with unplugged shotguns (no more than seven shells) and electronic calls, and hunting is permitted from a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset for all of September, according to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection guidelines. Hunters also must not discharge their weapon within 450 feet of an occupied dwelling, and must hunt below the high tide water mark.With the overpopulation of resident Canada geese comes a number of different issues that can be bothersome to residents.“They reproduce in great numbers here, and since they’re no longer migrating, they’ve exceeded the capacity for the habitat to really carry them in a way that doesn’t impact other species,” said Colette Buchanan, president of Monmouth County Audubon Society.While Buchanan agreed the population has become burdensome, she says the bigger issue is what Canada geese can do to small and large bodies of water. Their excessive fecal matter “works its way into the rivers, ponds, and lakes mostly by runoff from rain.”From that, Buchanan said the feces quickly pollute the water and make a once flourishing environment nearly uninhabitable for smaller animals and fish.Canada geese are generally found around two specific areas – resting on expansive fields while they graze and eat, and in bodies of water where they go to relax, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.One of the few locations in Monmouth County where large areas of grass meet in close proximity to waterways is along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, surrounding the Two River peninsula. The spacious properties and tamed lawns along the riverside provide a nearly perfect habitat for the birds to eat and take a breather.That combination also makes for a near perfect location for hunters to capitalize on.Cory Wingerter, a Fair Haven native, said he couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day than goose or duck hunting. Although he hasn’t been out in a few years, he said he still remembers some of the best spots.“In my opinion, the Shrewsbury is better,” he candidly said. “I have not been in the Shrewsbury or Navesink for some time, but for a while I was going out every single weekend. And the nastier the weather, the better.”Rumson Borough Police Chief Scott Paterson, an avid hunter with Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited, was a bit evasive when asked his favorite hunting locations.“Let’s just say that both rivers, when the weather is conducive, can be productive,” Paterson said, being careful not to give too much away.With Rumson set between both rivers, it hosts the most potential shoreline hunting in the area. And Paterson said he has seen a fair share of Canada geese in town.“There’s a resident population in every town in New Jersey,” he said. “It’s obviously become a bit of a problem in the parks and whatnot, but as long the people harvesting these birds utilize them and consume them, I’m all good with it.”And these hunters certainly do eat what they take from the environment. DeMartino said Canada goose cooks like, and is similar in texture and taste to, steak, although he personally likes his as a sausage or brined and made into a corned beef.Wingerter said he likes to “breast them out,” and then either go with an easy stew or sauté.Considering the time of year, as the usual waterfowl hunting season is on the cusp of opening, residents should not be overly worried if they hear gunshots in the distance, Paterson said. If people have concerns, Paterson urged residents to call and be safe. Although most times, it’s a responsible hunter on the water.Paterson said hunting in those two waterways is “no different than people Jet-Skiing or using the water as they see fit.”“Once it’s explained to (residents) that it’s the start of a specific season, most understand it’s a legal hobby to participate in,” the police chief continued.And following the rules and regulations is important to keeping the season open for new hunters every year. Responsible conservation through responsible hunting is something the hunters are trying to achieve during this annual special Canada goose season.Paterson said it’s an important part of hunting in the Two River area, especially to cull the resident Canada goose population.“Hunters, first and foremost, are conservationists,” he said.The state’s primary waterfowl hunting season for ducks and brant in the Coastal Zone is open from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11, and then again from Nov. 23 through Jan. 27. The Canada goose season – not resident geese – is open from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11, and also from Nov. 18 through Feb. 15. Youth hunting days open on Nov. 4 and Feb 10. For more information about waterfowl hunting in New Jersey, visit the Division of Fish and Wildlife website.This article was first published in the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

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Dam Inn Mates take it on the chin again

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second straight week the Dam Inn Mates took it on the chin.In a rematch of the 2010 West Kootenay Flag Football League final, the Mates once again played second fiddle to the Castlegar Vikings. This time the Vikings hammered the Mates 38-7 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. During week one, Hume Brewers thumped the Mates 21-1. In two games the Mates have been outscored 57-8.The Vikings dominated both sides of the ball, scoring at will and twice intercepting Dam Inn quarterbacks. Castlegar quarterback Dave Kravski tossed touchdowns to Carl Perepolkin, Kevin Wilson, Steve Mota and Bryan Lauzon.Kravski also ran for one major while Mota and Wilson picked off Dam Inn passes.The win moves Castlegar into a tie with idle Hume Brewers. Hume also pounded Dam Inn during week one of the season.The score of the contest between Nelson Impact and Whites was not available.The league resumes play Sunday at Mount Sentinel with one game on the schedule. Hume meets Whites at 11 a.m. The following week Castlegar hosts the Brewers at 11 a.m. while Dam Inn meets Whites at 1 [email protected]last_img read more

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Mates pull closer to Brewers while Vkings just pull away

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League just got a whole lot tighter after Dam Inn Mates shocked the Hume Brewers 31-24 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. The Brewers, which had dominated the Mates during week one of the season 23-1, were a different team without starting quarterback Steven Doyle. The Mates have won two straight after beginning the season on a downers, losing twice and combining to score seven points in those two games. Defending champion Castlegar Vikings continued to occupy top spot after thumping Nelson Impact 46-13, Steve Mota caught a pair of touchdown passes from Dave Kravski, and tossed a completed score to Kravski to lead the Vikes. Kravski also connected with Bryan Lauzon and Kevin Wilson. Mota also was a force on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting a pair of passes. Lauzon and Jaime Simpson also picked off Impact pass attempts. Ryan Dekker had one of the Impact touchdowns. The Vikings, winners of four straight after starting the season with a loss, lead the league with a 4-1 record. Hume is second at 3-2 followed by Dam Inn and Nelson Impact at 2-2. Hour Glass sits in the basement, winless in four games. The league resumes play Sunday with the Impact hosting Our Glass at 11 a.m. and Dam Inn Mates facing the Castlegar Vikings at 1 [email protected]last_img read more

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