Riverfest Limerick scoops top award

first_imgLinkedin Riverfest Limerick wins big an Event Industry Awards. Pictured is Meghann Scully.Lyndsey Hall, Social Media Manager with Piquant Media, who were in charge of the social media output throughout the Riverfest Limerick weekend added: “We were so delighted to be involved in Riverfest. “Planning for it was a little injection of summer, through those dark winter days.  It was so much fun to be involved and I’m so delighted for Limerick that it won best event at the awards.” she explained.Riverfest Limerick will return from the 1 – 4 May 2020. Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LifestyleArtsEntertainmentLimerickNewsRiverfest Limerick scoops top awardBy Cian Reinhardt – July 23, 2019 439 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RIVERFEST has scooped a top award at the Event Industry Awards.The three day family friendly festival was named Best Event at this years awards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year the festival broke records with more than 120,000 visiting the City on the May Bank holiday weekend.Limericks Riverfest finished with a speculator fireworks display. Pic Sean Curtin True Media.Sheila Deegan, Culture & Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “The increased investment by the elected members has ensured the development of Riverfest into a national event of scale.“In 2019 the footprint of the festival extended from Limerick Docks to King John’s Castle and the presence of locally based but internationally known Fidget Feet gave a real spectacle feeling to this year’s event.” she added.The 11th annual ceremony took place recently at Citywest Hotel in Dublin, where Riverfest Limerick won ‘Best Live Event’ and then won the overall prize of ‘Best Event’. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleExclusive: Limerick is the inspiration for Danny Vaughn’s new singleNext articleFire at Mungret College on Limerick City outskirts 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] WhatsApp TAGSAwardsBest Eventevent industry awardsFestivalKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRiverfestRiverfest Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more


Harvard launches life sciences joint degree

first_img Read Full Story Harvard Business School (HBS) and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) announced this week a new joint master’s degree program that aims to prepare future leaders at the interface of  life sciences and business. The two-year, full-time program begins in August 2020 and will confer both a Master of Business Administration from HBS and a Master of Science from GSAS, through Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB).The new MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences Program equips students with approaches to the science and medical aspects of entrepreneurial activities and will empower them to build organizations with the potential to transform human health. The curriculum emphasizes an understanding of effective, sustainable structures for discovery and development, the ethical implications of new therapeutics, and equitable access to the fruits of therapeutic discovery.“The world needs more leaders able to bridge science and business,” said HBS Dean Nitin Nohria. “We aim to provide graduates of this new program with tools to understand the most modern biomedical science issues, as well as knowledge of scientific methodologies and timeframes, so they can be effective leaders in this domain.”Students in the program will receive life-science training in HSCRB, a joint department between Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School.“This is a collaborative effort from several schools across Harvard to fill a unique need we see in the industry,” said Emma Dench, dean of GSAS. “Currently there is no systematic educational approach to train leaders in this field but students yearn for an opportunity to become conversant in biomedical science and business together. Nearly half of HSCRB graduates are now entering careers in biotech/pharma, biomedical consulting, and finance. We want to prepare them to be leaders in these fields, while helping others that may gravitate towards leadership roles in government and non-profits involved in the life sciences.”The Master of Science degree component is led by world-renowned Harvard scientists and clinicians who have extensive biotechnology and pharmaceutical experience. They will give students distilled, focused exposure to a wide range of modern science and show them potential ways to deploy their learnings strategically for the discovery of novel therapeutics.The MBA component is directed by business school faculty members who are experts in biotechnology leadership, financing, and social ramifications. The seamless integration of all these elements will prepare students for leadership in the biotechnology-related arena in a manner that is not currently available through traditional programs.MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences students will complete their degree requirements over two years, augmented by coursework during August at the beginning of the program and during both January terms. Students will have the summer available between the first and second years to pursue an internship in the life sciences or biotech space.The program aims to attract a diverse group of outstanding students who have an undergraduate degree in life sciences or medicine or significant workplace experience in biotechnology or life sciences.last_img read more


Rodgers looking for league consistency

first_imgLiverpool’s exit from Europe may have presented an uncomfortable couple of days for the players, but manager Brendan Rodgers insists it gave everyone a chance to reassess their season. Press Association “When you play as well as we did against Zenit, of course you want the next game sooner rather than later but it wasn’t to be. “We had a period of time to recuperate physically and mentally. The players have been outstanding in training, some of the intensity and quality has been great to see from a coaching perspective. “We’re going into the final run-in now and we really want to push on in these last 11 games. “With the form that we’ve shown, with the Swansea game (a 5-0 victory) and in particular the Zenit game – the performance level against a very good side was fantastic – we just want to keep that going.” center_img Victory over Zenit St Petersburg last week was not enough to prevent the Reds’ last chance of silverware disappearing as a result of the away goals rule. It may be a cliche but it meant Rodgers’ side have to concentrate on the league, and he is hopeful they can bounce back quickly and lift themselves up from a disappointing eighth position. “Certainly it gave us a reflective period to look at the league and focus solely on that, because that’s ultimately where we want to have the consistency,” said the Liverpool boss, whose side have not played since the Zenit match nine days ago. last_img read more