William Kamkwamba to give IFC 2019 opening keynote

first_img William Kamkwamba, also known as ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’, is to give the opening keynote speech at this year’s IFC event in the Netherlands.Taking place from 15-18 October, the theme of this year’s IFC 2019 is ‘Time for Action’. 1,000 people are expected to attend, to hear from than 100 speakers representing more than 60 countries, on everything from fundraising, ethics, and social enterprise, to corporate partnerships, leadership and strategy, digital marketing, and financial innovation.Kamkwamba’s life-changing story has garnered 2.2 million TED views and launched a new Netflix film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. At the age of 14, Kamkwamba begin a journey of self-taught exploration that created a better life for his family and community. It started with building a windmill to power his family’s home, which led to other projects that focused on malaria prevention, solar power, clean water, a drip irrigation system, and uniforms for his village team, Wimbe United. Tagged with: Events Melanie May | 23 July 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  380 total views,  2 views today After opening with Kamkwamba, IFC 2019 will close with a trio of young activists who, though facing different sets of circumstances, shared the desire to take action themselves to support the changes they want to see in the world:Srishti Bakshi left her marketing career to embark on a 2,300-mile walk across India to educate people in local communities on gender-based violence and inequality.Elvis Eze is an emergency medicine physician dedicated to ending malaria.After losing her family in Super Typhoon Haiyan, Joanna Sustento travelled the world to highlight the impact of climate change.Laura Boulton, Head of Strategy and Reach at event curator Resource Alliance said: Advertisementcenter_img William Kamkwamba to give IFC 2019 opening keynote  381 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 “We know this year’s IFC will be the boldest, most challenging and inspiring yet. We cannot wait to inspire and be inspired by the energy, dedication and action IFC 2019 will create.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Make-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleOne of Limerick City Gallery’s most treasured pieces heading to LondonNext articleSpecsavers Ireland raise €100,000 in aid of The Hope Foundation Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMake a wish LimerickNewsMake-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – January 14, 2020 211 Make-A-Wish fundraising volunteer Hannah Poynton is urging people to volunteer for the charity’s national fundraising day, ‘Wish Day’ on Friday 13th March. Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. Making wishes come true can have a hugely positive impact on a child and their families, giving strength, hope and joy. Research shows that children who have wishes granted are more likely to build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a serious illness. For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] is looking for volunteers to support its national fundraising day at locations including Limerick City, Abbeyfeale and Newscastle West this Wish Day, Friday 13th March.Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last year Make-A-Wish granted wishes for 4 children in Limerick and a further 177 across Ireland.The charity grant wishes to seriously ill children and let them experience something very magical and memorable.Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding and is solely dependent on the generosity of the public to continue granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Ireland.Make-A-Wish Ireland Chief Executive, Susan O’Dwyer said, “To date, we have granted more than 2,600 wishes for Irish children. This would not be possible without the support of the Irish public, but we need your help to continue granting wishes.“If you could spare a couple of hours on Friday, you will be making a life-changing difference to a seriously ill child and their family, in your community.” she added.For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

EPOS able to give flour the brush-off

first_imgThe Aures Group’s latest version of its integrated, vertical-concept EPOS equipment is the Galéo 200. Its fanless and vertical design makes it particularly suitable for the tough conditions in catering, takeaway and food outlets.The system features an Intel Atom Pineview dual-core D525 processor for a fanless IT system, highly resistant to dust, flour, crumbs and accidental splashes.The new Galéo 200 incorporates the HSD Exclusive (Hardware Status Display) management utility. This utility software provides real-time display (in three languages) of key system status data. Details requested by users are displayed on the terminal’s touch screen.This solution also enables a summary email report for an entire batch of terminals to be sent out automatically for as many units and locations as required, providing enhanced IT monitoring and security.last_img read more

Brazil Jeered before Trashing Bolivia in Copa Opener

first_imgBrazil were jeered by their own fans in their opening Copa America game against Bolivia despite winning 3-0. Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho scored twice and Everton netted a superb third late on in Sao Paulo.Fans at the Morumbi stadium, which was around 70% full, booed Brazil at the break after a goalless first half in the Group A match.Manager Tite said he “expected” a negative reaction from supporters after his team’s lacklustre performance. Brazil celebrate Phillipe Coutinho’s second goal against Bolivia in the opening game of the Copa America “We felt it … young lads feel it, the coach feels it,” the 56-year-old said. “We need to understand. If we get forward and create chances then they will applaud.“Having been at big clubs, when you sometimes don’t produce, then don’t expect the fans to understand. They will boo. When you pass the ball along the back, from full-back to central defender to goalkeeper, the first thing you hear is boo.”Brazil, who are without Paris St-Germain striker Neymar because of an ankle ligament injury, started with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino up front and Manchester City’s Fernandinho in midfield.Neither could break down Bolivia’s resistance in the first half, as a large section of the 46,342 fans in the stands made their frustrations clear.But they saw a brighter Brazil in the second half, as former Liverpool forward Coutinho, 27, scored the first goal of the tournament from the penalty spot in the 50th minute following a Bolivia handball, and added his second with a deft header three minutes later.Substitute Everton, 23, lashed home the third in the 85th minute – a first international goal for the Gremio striker – to seal the win for Brazil, who were playing a home game in white shirts for the first time in 60 years.Brazil are hosting the Copa America for the first time since 1989, with all 10 South American teams taking part, along with guest nations Qatar and Japan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

J-D boys hoops wins twice; ESM falls to Central Square

first_imgWhat if the best thing that could happen to a program turns out to be a drawback?To be sure, the East Syracuse Minoa boys basketball team’s epochal come-from-behind, last-second win over Jamesville-DeWitt on Jan. 10 proved that the Spartans had, at last, caught up to its more storied neighbors.Yet the games that followed suggested that much more remained to be learned by the Spartans as, returning home last Tuesday night, it got shut down by Central Square in a 55-36 loss.A sectional Class A semifinalist last winter, the Redhawks had started 6-4, but picked a perfect time to catch ESM as it limited the Spartans to just 21 points over the course of the last three quarters.Nick Peterson had 13 points, with Devin Mascato-Buffaloe adding seven points, as Central Square got 15 points and nine rebounds from Brandon Kulakowski and 13 points from Tim Giblin, helped by 10 rebounds from Jayden Bonaparte.By contrast, J-D impressively bounced back from the ESM defeat, handling Amherst (Section VI) less than 24 hours later and then prevailing last Tuesday over Oswego in a 93-51 romp.For much of the game, the Rams were on a pace to hit triple digits, building a 73-37 lead through three quarters and ultimately having five players score in double figures.Gunther Schnorr broke out with a career-best 22 points, while Payton Shumpert had 16 points. John Withers had 12 points, James Saroney got 11 points and Preston Shumpert finished with 10 points.Now, on Friday, J-D faced Auburn and ESM went up against Cortland, and both teams would emerge victorious.With the more difficult assignment, the Red Rams beat the Maroons 66-61, bolting out to a 24-16 first-quarter advantage and protecting that lead well the rest of the way.Payton Shumpert’s 24 points included four 3-pointers. Trey Autry managed 10 points, just ahead of Preston Shumpert and Matt Cieplicki (nine points apiece) as Auburn got 18 points from Shareef Edwards and 17 points from Shaheed Beal.ESM, meanwhile, responded quite well to the Central Square loss, flattening Cortland 71-35 as Peterson, with 18 points, led the way, Mascato-Buffaloe and Matt Burchill-Wright each adding eight points.Moving to girls basketball, J-D had risen to no. 9 in the latest state Class A rankings in advance of appearing last weekend in a tournament in New York City.Before that, though, the Red Rams first took care of Oswego 58-32 last Tuesday night, holding the Buccaneers to four points in the first quarter and, after a slow stretch, going on a 24-8 third-quarter dash.Through it all, Paige Keeler was tough to stop, pouring in 25 points, including four 3-pointers. Momo LaClair’s 13 points featured a trio of 3-pointers as Lily Loewenguth got seven points and Kailey McKenna had six points.Another solid showing followed on Thursday night, J-D handling Auburn 62-37 as it built its margin through the first three quarters, with Keeler again the focal point.Matching what she did against Oswego, Keeler again had 25 points, hitting on four 3-pointers, with LaClair getting 15 points and Loewenguth adding seven points.As for ESM, it lost last Tuesday to Central Square 58-29, unable to recover from a first quarter where the Redhawks held the Spartans to just four points.Overall, Lauren Riihnen led ESM with 10 points, while Angelina Polcaro had eight points. Central Square’s Morgan Ransom led her side with 20 pointsOn Friday, against a 10-1 Cortland side, the Spartans put up a great battle, but lost 42-35 as it was held to four points in the fourth quarter with a chance at the upset.Angelina Thomason led with 10 points, Polcaro adding seven points. Bella Pickard and Lailani Carrion had six points apiece. Kristen Merritt (11 points) and Margaret Starr (10 points) led the Purple Tigers.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: basketballESMJ-Dlast_img read more