Broadford pupils use body and mind to slay Dragon

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Facebook Print TAGSBizWorldDragons DenGaelscoil SáirséalJanesborolimerickOur Lady Queen of PeaceScoil Mhuire National School in Broadford NewsLocal NewsBroadford pupils use body and mind to slay DragonBy Alan Jacques – May 20, 2016 830 Linkedin Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img A TEAM of fifth class pupils from Scoil Mhuire National School in Broadford entered the ‘Dragon’s Den’ with a board game that gives both the mind and body a workout to claim first prize in this years BizFactor student enterprise competition.Young entrepreneurs Daragh Lynch, Jack Cremin, Muireann O’Callaghan, Hannah Cremin, Yvonne Stack and Sinead Reidy had participated in a BizWorld workshop earlier this year and were selected to participate in the national finals because of the high quality of their ‘Body and Mind’ idea.The Broadford students pitched their idea ‘Dragon’s Den’ style to a judging panel of high-profile figures from the world’s of enterprise and education including entrepreneur and investor on the RTÉ television show Gavin Duffy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “’Mind and Body’ is a shining example of a creative business idea, and the BizFactor judges were clearly impressed with how the Broadford team developed their business and presented their pitch,” said BizWorld Ireland chief executive Fiona McKeon.“The pupils who participated in the competition demonstrate all the characteristics of future business leaders: they are naturally curious and are bursting with ideas, imagination and creativity. Clearly, primary school is an ideal time to get children thinking about entrepreneurship and to start equipping them with relevant skills so that, in the future, they might take the courageous decision to start their own business,” she added.The competition was organised by BizWorld Ireland, the not-for-profit organisation that delivers free workshops to primary schools where pupils learn enterprise skills by developing a business idea and taking it from company formation to marketing to final accounts.Limerick was well represented at the competition with teams from Our Lady Queen of Peace, Janesboro and Gaelscoil Sáirséal also participating.by Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleSAFE jump to international platform via Cannes and Crypt TVNext articlePolish man converted Limerick houses to grow cannabis Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

ExUber driver hiding in Quebec faces extradition to California on rape charge

first_imgMONTREAL – U.S. authorities are seeking to extradite a former Uber driver from San Francisco who was being investigated on rape charges before vanishing and then emerging in Montreal earlier this summer.Court documents filed last month in Montreal say Mohamed Ben Azaza is wanted in California after failing to show up for a meeting in early March with detectives investigating the case.The Tunisian-born Ben Azaza, 38, was being investigated for an alleged sexual assault involving an intoxicated 19-year-old passenger in October 2017.Prosecutors say Ben Azaza picked up the alleged victim from a party and had non-consensual sexual intercourse with her before she woke up in his bed the next day.In a police interview, Ben Azaza denied having sex with the woman. He said she had requested permission to sleep in his car and that he later let her inside his home for breakfast and to call someone to pick her up.He also told authorities he was no longer working for Uber and agreed to meet investigating officers to provide a DNA swab.He did not appear as planned last March 8 and, as detectives could not reach him later, a warrant was issued on a rape charge in late June.The court filing seeking his extradition notes the penalty upon conviction is a minimum of three years imprisonment.The accused has been detained since early July, when Montreal police arrested him after noting an outstanding warrant when he filed a complaint about the theft of his identification papers.U.S. authorities believe Ben Azaza is an imminent flight risk and that extradition is necessary because Canada may send him to Tunisia, which has no extradition treaty with the United States.Ben Azaza is currently detained and faces an extradition hearing in Quebec Superior Court on Sept. 21.Canadian authorities, including the federal Justice Department, declined comment on Tuesday.last_img read more