BusinessNewsLimerick based budding social entrepreneurs attend Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s ‘virtual bootcamp’By Cian Reinhardt – June 3, 2020 163 TAGSbusinessentrepreneurNewssocial enterprise Facebook Business photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.comA DIVERSITY and inclusion talent platform, a mobile sensory room, a carpooling app and a garden based education programme were just some of the ideas explored at Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI)’s Ideas Academy ‘virtual bootcamp’ that took place this week.More than 100 budding social entrepreneurs – people starting an enterprise with the aim to solving social issues or effecting social change – attended the online event with participants logging in from Limerick, Laois, Cork, Clare, Galway and beyond.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Each of the Bootcamp participants were given the chance to pitch for a place on the programme over the past two weeks, participants made their application virtually to a live panel of judges comprised of SEI supporters and staff.The event, which took place on Tuesday, June 2, brought all the bootcamp participants together online for a series of workshops and networking opportunities.Now in its fourth year, SEI’s Ideas Academy programme provides training and support to those with early-stage ideas to solve social problems. The four-month programme includes interactive sessions on organisational structures, governance, and piloting, and culminates with the opportunity to pitch for seed funding from a total pot of €40,000.This year’s Ideas Academy saw a record number of 245 people apply and put forward their idea to solve a social problem. Up to 60 places are available on the programme. Initially due to run in locations in the East, South and West of the country, due to COVID-19, SEI has re-designed the Ideas Academy in recent weeks to run it online and transition to in-person delivery, if and when possible during the lifespan of the programme.Today’s event also gave bootcamp participants the opportunity to hear from SEI alumni including Tracy Keogh, co-founder of Grow Remote and Jolene Cox, founder of the Now We’re Cooking Programme.CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Darren Ryan said the group was “incredibly heartened and inspired by the number of people who answered our call to see past the problems to the solutions”.He said, “We launched our national call before any of the coronavirus restrictions came into place, when the world looked very different to how it does now. During the campaign, we pivoted our offering and delivery to match the current needs of social entrepreneurs starting out and are excited to now roll out the Ideas Academy online for the first time ever.”The SEI CEO noted the Bootcamp events are usually a great opportunity “to not only spark ideas into action, but to connect like-minded social entrepreneurs with each other”.“And although this is more challenging when we can’t physically be in the same room together, the courage, passion and determination shown by all bootcamp participants this year has been second to none. We look forward to working with those who make it onto the programme over the coming months,” he said.SEI’s selection process is supported by DCC plc. The lead corporate sponsor of the Ideas Academy is Bank of America. The Ideas Academy West is supported by Lifes2good Foundation.For more information on Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, visit socialentrepreneurs.ie. Advertisement Linkedin Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Previous articleListen: Dish the Ingredients | #WeAreLimerick Episode 42Next articleLimerick Post Show | May 29, 2020 Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic
Top StoriesTaking Screenshot Of Virtual Hearing Equivalent To Clicking Photo Of Actual Courtroom Proceeding: Calcutta HC Initiates Contempt Against Advocate [Read UPDATE- Contempt Proceedings Dropped] Mehal Jain26 Aug 2020 4:59 AMShare This – xUPDATEThe Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dropped the contempt proceedings against the lawyer in this Case [The contempt proceedings are dropped with a warning, however, to Mr. Shiv Ratan Kakrania not to repeat such conduct in future. Rule is discharged. The personal appearance of the contemnor is dispensed with. CC No. 23 of 2020 stands disposed of, said the Court]Taking a screenshot of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginUPDATEThe Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dropped the contempt proceedings against the lawyer in this Case [The contempt proceedings are dropped with a warning, however, to Mr. Shiv Ratan Kakrania not to repeat such conduct in future. Rule is discharged. The personal appearance of the contemnor is dispensed with. CC No. 23 of 2020 stands disposed of, said the Court]Taking a screenshot of the virtual court proceedings is akin to clicking a photograph of an actual court proceeding, the Calcutta High Court recently opined. Justice Rajashekhar Mantha initiated suo motu contempt action against an advocate-on-record for posting on ‘LinkedIn’ a screenshot of the virtual court hearing of the day when a favourable interim order was passed by the Single Judge while calling for affidavits. The screenshot was preceded by the following writing: “We are #happy to#share that we managed to obtain an#Ante‐ #Arbitration#Injunction (ICC Arbitration)in a matter before the Calcutta High Court”. The bench also took offence at the use of the term “managed” in connection with the decision of the court to grant a stay on the arbitration proceedings. “The matter was brought to my notice by a family member, who received it from a classmate from out of town, the day before yesterday’, said Justice Mantha, adding that after noticing the publication, the screenshot was circulated by him to the respective counsel for the parties. The Single Bench indicated to the parties the impropriety evident from the screenshot/publication: [a] a screenshot of Court Proceeding has been taken which is equivalent to a photograph of a Court Proceeding, without the leave of this Court. [b] The screenshot was published in a personal web page of a website called ‘Linked In’ about two months ago without the leave or knowledge of this Court. [c] an insinuation may be evident from the aforesaid writing on the page in question seen with the screenshot. The bench, on August 12, recorded that the concerned advocate expressed serious regret and tendered an unconditional apology for having made such publication. “He further submits that no insinuation was at all intended and that it was made bona fide and without any intention whatsoever to affect the dignity of the High Court”, the bench noted. The Senior Advocate representing the plaintiffs also expressed shock at the publication and submitted that the same is extremely unfortunate. “He has, however, said that the publication is bona fide and without any intention whatsoever to affect the dignity of this Court”, the bench recorded. Even the Senior Counsel for the original defendants in the suit, submitted that the language used in the website could have been happier and the expression ‘managed’ should not be misconstrued in any other manner by the Court. He suggested that the expression ‘managed’ must be understood to mean ‘succeeded’ i.e. succeeded to have obtained an order in the nature of an anti‐suit injunction / anti arbitration injunction which is otherwise not normally granted. However, on that occasion, Justice Manthi expressed a desire to “release the matter from this Court’s board”. At this, the defendants’ side unequivocally urged that substantial resources have been expended for the conduct of this matter before the Court and serious loss and prejudice would be caused to all parties if the matter was released by this Bench. Full confidence in the Court was expressed, with repeated pleadings to continue hearing and pronounce judgement in the matter. The Senior Advocate for the plaintiffs also assured that his advocate-on-record should and must file an apology by way of an affidavit before this Court, reiterating that substantial time and expenses have been incurred by their clients in conduct of this matter which is in the nature of a high stakes litigation. Expressing his “displeasure” at the publication made and being of the view that the same has been done in “bad taste”, Justice Mantha had conceded to proceed with the matter on considering the earnest request made on both sides, though reiterating that the matter ought not to be further heard by his Court. The Single Judge had also directed the registry to number a suo motu contempt proceeding against said advocate-on-record, requiring him to explain his conduct. On Tuesday, the Single Judge took note of an affidavit of August 19 filed by the AOR as ordered by the court. “He has tendered an unconditional apology and has accepted that the publication of the screenshot of Court proceedings without the leave of the Court was incorrect. He has also said that it was deleted immediately after it was notified to him by his Counsel. He has also explained that the statement made in the publication was wholly unintentional. He did not want to lower the dignity or the majesty of the Court. He has also apologised for the same”, recorded Justice Mantha. Considering the same, the bench directed that the contempt proceedings be “dropped with a warning, however, to not to repeat such conduct in future”.Click Here To Download Order [Dated Aug 25]Click Here To Download Order [Dated Aug 12][Read Order]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Ideas ranged from the high tech to the socially and environmentally conscious to the bizarre at the third annual Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ Idea Challenge, held yesterday in the Mendoza College of Business. Ideas included everything from laser pointers to automated urinal carnival games. Each student is given one minute to present their idea in front of an audience, which then votes on the best. The objective is to simulate an “elevator pitch” — the opportunity to present potential investors or partners with an original idea. “The goal of the Gigot Center is to really look at the idea of venture development as a spectrum from idea to enterprise,” Laura Hollis, director of the Gigot Center, said. The event is meant to kick off the rounds of competitions that come later, such as the main McClosky Competition, which gives students the opportunity to present their business plans in the hopes of the $15,000 grand prize, according to Gigot’s website. Students can be intimidated by the prospect of presenting their ideas, so this event is supposed to help ease that anxiety, Hollis said. Both the Idea Challenge and McClosky Competition are open to all Notre Dame students, no matter the major. “The best projects are usually interdisciplinary,” Hollis said. After all of the students have presented, the audience votes. There are two overall winners in two categories, Best Social Venture and Best Health care Venture. The Best Social Venture award went to a plan to set up medical kiosks around the world so that doctors in developing nations could learn about medical procedures while providing data for the study of disease, Hollis said. A plan to apply mobile technology to fighting diabetes in developing nations won the Best Health care Venture category. Casey Cockerham and Joe Miller won the general competition, both garnering new iPads for their ideas. Cockerham’s idea was to put bar codes on posters in order to instantly obtain digital information about the event in question. “It was one of those back of the envelope sketches,” he said. Now that it appears to have earned a certain amount of attention, he plans on developing it further, Cockerham said. Miller’s idea consisted of putting a Bluetooth connection in digital cameras, to allow for instant sharing of pictures.
Jesse Dennis held off all challengers and maneuvered through lapped traffic in winning the IMCA Modified feature at Stuart Speedway’s Ron Little Memorial. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)By Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (Sept. 22) – Lapped traffic was almost a factor in the final laps, but Jesse Dennis picked up the IMCA Modified win and $1,500 payday at Stuart Speedway’s Ron Little Memorial.Dennis had taken the lead early in Saturday’s 30-lap race with Red Monson and then Cody Laney in the second spot. Laney made a charge and got up alongside Dennis a few times but couldn’t quite get the pass completed.A couple cautions slowed the field, but each time it was Dennis, Laney and Monson at the front.At the checkered flag it was Dennis picking up the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying win. Laney finished second with Monson third, Richie Gustin fourth and Kelly Shryock fifth.One hundred and eighteen cars overflowed the pits for the 20th annual event.Sixth-starting Mike Nichols charged into the lead on lap two and drove to a convincing IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win ahead of Bryan Snell and Brandon Pruitt.Eric Stanton led start to finish in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. John Watson and Nick Foster completed the top three.Post-race disqualification of the apparent winner promoted Dusty Masolini to the top spot in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main.Devin Jones prevailed over a big field of Mach-1 Sport Compacts after working his way up front from outside row four. Second was Curtis Miller and Denny Berghahn was third.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jesse Dennis; 2. Cody Laney; 3. Red Monson; 4. Richie Gustin; 5. Kelly Shryock; 6. Josh Gilman; 7. Jimmy Gustin; 8. Jeff James; 9. Jason Murray; 10. Chad Andersen; 11. Matthew Meinecke; 12. Josh Foster; 13. Russ Dickerson; 14. Taylor Musselman; 15. Randy Foote; 16. Alison Davidson; 17. Scott Bash; 18. Josh Cooper; 19. Tony Hilgenberg; 20. Ethan Dotson; 21. Todd Van Eaton; 22. Jacob Murray; 23. Nick Roberts; 24. Dylan Book.Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols; 2. Bryan Snell; 3. Brandon Pruitt; 4. Jay Schmidt; 5. Brian Blessington; 6. Todd Van Eaton; 7. Chris Pruitt; 8. Donavon Smith; 9. Jeremy Gettler; 10. Brock badger; 11. Adam Klocke; 12. Michael Murphy; 13. Justin Coon; 14. Steve Roberts; 15. Johnathan Kinser; 16. Chad LeGere; 17. James Carroll; 18. Larry Robinson Jr.; 19. Tony Hardisty; 20. Larry Robinson Jr.; 21. Michael Bilyeu; 22. Mark Menard; 23. Ty Hill; 24. Josh Daniels; 25. Dillon Carlisle.Hobby Stocks – 1. Eric Stanton; 2. John Watson; 3. Nick Foster; 4. Aaron Rudolph; 5. Adam Ayers; 6. Korbin Nourse; 7. Jeremy Purdy; 8. Jamie Songer; 9. Matt Tiernan; 10. Bob Daniels; 11. Chris Bates; 12. Rick Reiter; 13. Jerry Richards; 14. Tommy Beekman; 15. Gregg Anderson; 16. Jack Phillips; 17. Cody Cleghorn; 18. Tommy Killen Jr.; 19. Matthew Wahl.Northern SportMods – 1. Dusty Masolini; 2. Chase Rudolf; 3. Austin Luellen; 4. Garrett Nelson; 5. Cody Olsen; 6. Jerod Weston; 7. Ethan Braaksma; 8. Matt Webb; 9. Jake Sachau; 10. Johnathon Logue; 11. Aaron Mitchell; 12. Ryan King; 13. Hunter Longnecker; 14. Robert Moore; 15. Mitchell Morris; 16. Chance Titus; 17. Jason Beckman; 18. Tommy Hensley; 19. Dustin Lynch.Sport Compacts – 1. Devin Jones; 2. Curtis Miller; 3. Denny Berghahn; 4. John Gill; 5. Luke Benischek; 6. Cody Vandusen; 7. Dustin Grout; 8. Ashley Reuman; 9. Hunter Patrick; 10. Zak Sickles; 11. B.J. Charlson; 12. Zander Steiner; 13. Curtis Masterson; 14. Riley Paysen; 15. Austin Reuman; 16. David Kimmel; 17. Kolby Sabin; 18. Joseph Mastin; 19. Dean Richards; 20. Bruce Hower; 21. Cody Pierce; 22. Terry Hurley; 23. Cody Cleghorn; 24. Mitchell Bunch; 25. Spencer Roggentien; 26. Jake Benischek.