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

Convertible bond specialist leaves Avoca Capital for ING IM

first_imgTarek Saber, manager of a convertible bond portfolio at Avoca Capital, has joined ING Investment Management in London.Avoca was sold to KKR earlier this year.Saber was head of corporate opportunities strategies at Dutch pension fund manager APG until 2010, when he set up his own venture, Eight Investment Management.The business then transitioned into Avoca a year later, with Saber focusing on managing the convertible bond strategies. In the last month, Saber has since joined ING IM as a convertible bond strategist following on from Avoca’s sale to US private equity firm KKR.He spent seven years at APG and also headed up the convertibles business at HSBC across London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong.Saber also headed up the convertible bonds desk at UK bank NatWest and was responsible for trading, sales research and proprietary trading at Schroders.last_img read more