Young Limerick people inspired to change the world

first_imgEmail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleLimerick youth called on for Young Environmentalist Awards 2014Next articleAdventure Tourism a winner in Limerick Staff Reporter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Print First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsAppcenter_img NewsYoung Limerick people inspired to change the worldBy Staff Reporter – September 13, 2013 735 Facebook TAGSfeatured Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL YSI Guide Colette Cronin and students from Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath called on schools and youth organisations to ‘Go Do’ and enter the YSI Social Innovators Action Programme 2013/2014Applications are being called from schools across Limerick to ‘GO’ and ‘DO’ for the Young Social Innovators (YSI) Action Programme 2013/14.The project based programme for 15 to 18 year olds encourages young people to examine social problems in communities and bring about changes they wish to see.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Projects from three Limerick schools were among the 60 shortlisted for the Annual YSI Showcase and Awards last May for the Action Programme 2012/2013.John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co. Limerick were placed second in the Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards 2013 for their project ‘Click’, and Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick won the National Physical Well Being Award for their project ‘Screening of Teenagers for Adult Sudden Death Syndrome’.YSI aim to tackle the issues of youth literacy, youth facilities, farm safety and continuing education for teenage parents.“Young Social Innovators has given over 50,000 teenagers a chance to make a change to society”, said Rachel Collier, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Young Social Innovators.“Young people need to play a vital role in shaping the future of society. The ACTION programme engages them directly and deeply in issues that matter to them”, she added..Closing date for entries is September 30th 2013, and the application process is open through schools and youth organisations.Full details can be found at Shannondoc operating but only by appointment last_img read more


first_imgBig 12 reaches TV deal with Fox SportsA year after nearly losing his conference’s premier powerhouses, Oklahoma and Texas, to the Pac-10, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe secured a 13-year cable TV deal with Fox Sports for the now-10-team conference.Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Sports Business Journal reported the contract, beginning with the 2012 football season, is worth an estimated $90 million per year.“This landmark agreement positions the Conference with one of the best television arrangements in collegiate sports,” Beebe said at a press conference. “It exceeds the benchmarks as we move forward with our 10 members by providing significant revenue growth and increased exposure while allowing institutions to retain selected rights.”Under its new agreement, all Big 12 home football games will air on ABC/ESPN, a Fox network (either FX or Fox Sports) or a school’s own station such as Texas’ new “Longhorn Network.” Schools have the option to retain the rights to one home game per season with the opportunity to broadcast it on its own network.The Big 12 also has a deal with ABC/ESPN expected to run through the 2015-2016.By comparison, the SEC generated $205 million in revenue through its TV agreements this year, while the Big Ten produced $220 million. The soon-to-be Pac-12, however, made just $60 million.New Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is in the midst of negotiating a new television contract. —Joey Kaufman—Four-star spurns USC for Texas TechFour-star defensive tackle Delvon Simmons (McKeesport, Pa.) signed a letter of intent with Texas Tech on Thursday, according to multiple media reports.Simmons, who originally signed a LOI with North Carolina on Feb. 2, listed USC, along with Pittsburgh, as a finalist before agreeing to join the Red Raiders.“Delvon has the ability to be a difference-maker in our program,” Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said in a statement. “He is an explosive and disruptive player and an outstanding athlete. We are thrilled to have him.”The 6-foot-5 prospect was released from his LOI with the Tar Heels when defensive line coach Brian Baker bolted for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.Ranked as a top-five defensive tackle by both and Yahoo! Sports’, Simmons is also a member of the 2011 Rivals100 list as one of the top 100 players nationally.—Joey Kaufman—USC-Pepperdine rescheduledUSC baseball’s suspended game with Pepperdine will be completed May 24, prior to an originally scheduled game between the two teams at Dedeaux Field.Last Tuesday’s game against the Waves was originally suspended because of darkness, with the score tied 5-5 going into the top of the 12th inning. Pepperdine’s Eddy D. Field Stadium does not have lights.The Trojans and Waves had a game originally scheduled for 3 p.m. at Dedeaux Field to complete the would-be home-and-home. Now, the teams will complete the suspended game, with Pepperdine as the home team. Thirty minutes after completion, they will start the originally scheduled game with USC as the home team. —Nick Burtonlast_img read more