NewsCommunityBerney has the drive to help Limerick cancer patientsBy Liam Togher – May 15, 2014 686 Advertisement Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday TAGSBerney EiversCare To DrivecharitychemotherapydrivingIrish Cancer SocietyNational Volunteering Weekvolunteering Linkedin WITH National Volunteering Week taking place this week (May 12-18), retired Redgate resident Berney Eivers reflected with pride on his involvement with the Irish Cancer Society (ICS).He volunteers as a driver for the charity under their Care To Drive project, which offers free transport for chemotherapy patients to and from their treatment. Berney has taken more than 100 drives for the ICS since linking up with the charity in July 2012 and it began by accident rather than design.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “After I retired I got involved with a couple of charities but I wasn’t getting much of a buzz from it. Then I was told by my daughter, who works in University Hospital Limerick, that she heard a commercial on the radio that the ICS were looking for drivers. I did six months of training with them and then there was a vetting period before I started two years ago.”He undertakes a drive for the ICS at least once a week, possibly more often if so required. He has covered Limerick, Clare and Tipperary in his time as a volunteer, sometimes driving more than 100 kilometres to collect a patient.Berney, who also fills his time by participating in the Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band and an investment club in Galway, said that he derives considerable enjoyment from the driving.“I really, really like it. I had helped out with other charities but that didn’t really fit the bill, but this is different. I feel very comfortable doing it and it’s not stressful at all.“The clients I help are very good and they have great personalities, considering their troubles. We have great chats in the car on the way to and from their treatment.” Print Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers Previous articleNewsreel for Arts…Next articleThings going ‘from bad to worse’ in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Subramaniam Badrinath is all set to announce his retirement after completion of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2018. Badrinath skipped the 2017/18 domestic season for Hyderabad but did not announce his retirement then.The gritty batsman did not play for Hyderabad in the entire season and that strongly hinted that he might call it quits sooner than later.Now, he is set to make an official announcement on his retirement once the IPL season ends, as per reports.The 37-year old is currently commentating in IPL and is also a renowned writer about the league at various platforms.A veteran of cricket, Badrinath scored an impressive 10,245 runs in his 145 first-class matches. Whereas total runs of 4,164 in 144 List A contest is also extremely impressive. He has also participated in 142 T20s in which he has tallied 2,300 runs.Badrinath’s international debut was in 2008 against Sri Lanka and two years late he made his Test debut against South Africa but could only bag one more Test cap to his name.He played his last ODI match against West Indies in 2011, a comeback series for him after an impressive fourth season of IPL.Subramaniam Badrinath will definitely retire as a legend in domestic platform who failed to make his mark at the international stage.
High Point seeks revenge on Gardner-Webb FAB FRESHMEN: High Point’s John-Michael Wright, Caden Sanchez and Eric Coleman Jr. have combined to account for 44 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 67 percent of all Panthers points over the last five games.RAMPING IT UP A NOTCH: The Panthers have scored 67 points per game and allowed 73.6 points per game in conference play thus far. Those are both moves in the right direction from the 60.4 points scored and 80.1 points given up per game to non-conference foes.JUMPING FOR JOHN-MICHAEL: John-Michael Wright has connected on 34.5 percent of the 145 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 20 of 46 over the last five games. He’s also made 80.5 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Gardner-Webb is 0-9 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 9-5 when it scores at least 65.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Gardner-Webb is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 64 points or fewer. The Runnin’ Bulldogs are 4-14 when opponents score more than 64 points.DID YOU KNOW: High Point has attempted the second-most free throws among all Big South teams. The Panthers have averaged 22.1 free throws per game and 24.3 per game over their last three games. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHigh Point (7-17, 4-7) vs. Gardner-Webb (9-14, 5-6)Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Gardner-Webb goes for the season sweep over High Point after winning the previous matchup in High Point. The teams last met on Jan. 23, when the Runnin’ Bulldogs shot 48.1 percent from the field while holding High Point to just 40.7 percent en route to a three-point victory. February 9, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
The Marshall School of Business announced a $3 million gift last week from Van Eck Global, a New York-based investment management firm. The gift will be allocated to support a student-run investment fund focused on asset allocation by utilizing exchange-traded funds, which will be administered by Marshall’s Center for Investment Studies.Recently, the Undergraduate Student Investment Fund held an event attended by more than 100 students that aimed to educate students on the background of USIF, how to research and pitch stocks and general investment methodologies. Most of the USIF students will start careers in investment banking, portfolio management or equity research upon graduation this spring.“We are very excited to forge strong links between Van Eck Global and the USC Marshall School of Business and the Center for Investment Studies,” said Jan van Eck, CEO, director and president of Van Eck Global, in a university press release. “We hope this gift will encourage Marshall students to pursue careers in the investment community.”A select group of seniors are already getting the experience of managing a $1 million fund focused on equity investments for the university’s endowment as part of the USIF. The student portfolio managers are carefully selected through an application process; each is responsible for covering two sectors of stocks and pitching stocks at one of the four yearly meetings.Members of USIF are also enrolled in a capstone class, Advanced Practicum in Portfolio Management, which is taught by professor Suh-Pyng Ku, who is also the director of the Center for Investment Studies.Kathleen Siswanto, a senior majoring in business administration and biological sciences, commented on the merits of the USIF program.“USIF has the reputation for attracting motivated students who are genuinely interested in understanding the markets,” Siswanto said. “This class is not for the faint [of] heart; Professor Ku will continuously challenge your ideas to make you a more thoughtful investor.”Students are also exposed to the operational procedures of running a million-dollar fund. Each student must be involved in one of the following facets of running the fund: completion fund & risk management, portfolio reporting & accounting, trade execution, operations & compliance, marketing & recruiting and special projects.Zach Bergenfeld, a senior majoring in business administration, said he appreciates Marshall’s commitment to practical experience.“Marshall really prides experiential learning and hands-on learning … ‘what other way is there to manage a million dollars of real money if you’re passionate about investing in finance and then finance in general?’” Bergenfeld said.The gift from van Eck, whose wife Cynthia graduated from USC in 1986, will allow future students to expand their investing horizon outside of traditional stocks and into exchange-traded funds.ETFs differ from equity investments in that they provide an investor the opportunity to invest in a basket of securities that can help aid in diversification and thus lower risk. The ETF industry is expected to reach nearly $5 trillion in assets under management by 2020 according to a report by professional services firm PwC.“This is a very significant gift for our student investment fund program. I’m thrilled for the students’ expanded learning opportunities in ETF asset allocation across a wide range of asset classes,” Ku added in a university press release.