first_imgTwo of the country’s best known exponents of social change in Ireland and around the world are to speak at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Mark McMahon Children in Crossfire will be speaking at a special event on Community and Social Enterprise “ Making Social Change” on 8 November 6.30pm as part of the LYIT’s Adult Learners Open Evening.Children in Crossfire is an organisation which was set up by Richard Moore who was blinded by a plastic bullet and tackles issues which affect young children as a result of poverty across the world. Tracey Hannon, Clann Credo, which is a social investment fund which supports people in building stronger communities, will also be a guest speaker. The LYIT is offering a BA Degree in Social and Community Enterprise part time this year, the evening aims to highlight the stories of social enterprises and to show how the degree has helped past graduates.Speakers will share their experiences on how they’ve applied what they’ve learned to their own organisations.Dr. Lynn Ramsey, Head of Department of Law & Humanities LYIT explained “There are many misconceptions regarding social and community enterprise, social entrepreneurs are motivated by a cause or fixing an existing social problem and as a result many people benefit from the solution.“They aren’t motivated by profit or self advancement alone. That doesn’t mean that the best practice principles shouldn’t apply, often these organisations have to be more agile to succeed. That’s what this evening and the degree is about. We’re pleased to have some excellent case studies to show what can be done.” Marie Slevin, who studied the degree last year and is is Coordinator for the Unemployed Donegal, said the course will be hugely beneficial for those who join.“I think anyone who works with people, young or old and with community enterprises would get a lot out of it. The subjects are very relevant and topical, especially for Donegal people. It gives you great insight into the particular issues which this region faces. It really opens your mind.”Marie didn’t finish her Leaving Certificate and was a bit apprehensive about returning to education.“From the first lecture I was hooked, the subjects and the style of teaching really suited me. The tutors were really excellent. Everyone was so helpful and supportive and there were great discussions in the classroom about the issues. ”Dr Ramsey added “The BA Degree in Social and Community Enterprise offers a route for those who are currently in or considering working in community or social enterprise and wish to learn new skills such as leadership, management, legal aspects and marketing with an emphasis on community enterprise,” “It’s specifically designed to offer a framework for students to think in broader terms about their role in society but also to equip them with best practice organisational and communication skills.”The duration of the programme is four years part-time with six taught modules per year and a thesis in the final year. The programme will be delivered over 9 hours per week for 24 weeks per academic year.The Social and Community Enterprise degree will be of interest to people who are already contributing to their communities in the business, non-profit and the public sector or are interested in this area. Letterkenny IT will be holding a general Open Evening 8 November, 2011 6-8pm for anyone thinking about returning to education. “Making Social Change” Evening is a special event starting at 6.30pm, 8 November Room 1401. All welcome. Contact Dr. Lynn Ramsey or, for more details.Caption:L-R; Julie Hay, Richard Moore Founder Children in Crossfire, Mark McMahon fund raiser Children in Crossfire who will speaking at the “Making Social Change” Event Tuesday at 6.30pm at LYIT SOCIAL CHANGE EVENT TO BE PART OF ADULT LEARNERS OPEN EVENING AT LYIT was last modified: November 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Adult Learners Open EveningChildren In The CrossfireLYITlast_img read more

Homer Bailey delivers solid start in Oakland Athletics win over New York Yankees

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s won game one of this series, 6-2, against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. With Tampa Bay and Cleveland losing its games tonight, the A’s move to a tie with the Rays for the second wild card.Homer Bailey’s splitter helped silence a tough Yankees lineup; seven of his eight strikeouts came on his splitter.Bailey held control of his outing by going up 0-2 in 18 at bats, able to fend off a flurry of spoiled pitches to keep New York to just Gary Sanchez’s solo home run over …last_img

FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City It might have been that middle blocker Celine Domingo used to don the red of the Lady Warriors, but skipper Bernadeth Pons echoed her mentor’s words.Pons admitted what they displayed in their victory over UE, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, wasn’t their best and they vow to do better in the future games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We all know that the way we played wasn’t in the level on what we are capable of,” said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We weren’t at one hundred percent there, coach said that it was just 60 percent.”The 0-6 Lady Warriors, who played their first game without beleaguered former head coach Francis Vicente, managed to steal the third set to prevent a sweep. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next LATEST STORIES FEU posts 2nd straight win at expense of UE Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We have to explain to each other that we have to give it all especially in our future games,” added Pons as she finished with 21 points.As for Domingo, putting up 19 points and scoring off six blocks was a testament that she’s happy with her current situation with the Lady Tamaraws as they improved to 3-2 in the standings.“It’s quite challenging because I was thinking that I used to play with these girls in front of me, I was with them two years ago,” said Domingo in Filipino. “So what I did is play, do my part, and show that I am happy here in FEU.”Domingo was vital in the clutch for FEU, first denying Mary Ann Mendrez for the Lady Tamaraws’ 23-19 lead in the fourth before scoring an off-balanced kill for her team’s 24-21 match point.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum View comments Far Eastern University head coach George Pascua said that his players did show a little bit of mercy when they beat University of the East in four sets in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more