Government urged to do more to help Donegal’s hotels & guesthouses

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Hotel and guesthouse owners in Donegal are calling on the Government to introduce measures that will help them reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic.Pre-Covid-19, tourism in Donegal supported around 7,500 jobs and generated 249 million euro in local revenue.With a decline in new cases, local Irish Hotels Federation Chair Paul Diver says that that now is the time to prepare for reopening, with hotels set to open to the domestic market on July 20th, and hopefully to the Northern Ireland market in SeptemberHe says with support, the season can be rescued:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/pdivdrgdfgdfgdfgerWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleTemporary wage subsidy scheme set to be extended until AugustNext articlePeople encouraged to spend money on home-grown tourism News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Government urged to do more to help Donegal’s hotels & guesthouses By News Highland – June 5, 2020 Google+ Twitter Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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The Harvard Campaign, two years in

first_imgAs The Harvard Campaign approaches the close of its second year, Tamara Rogers ’74, vice president of alumni affairs and development, and Paul Finnegan ’75, M.B.A.’82, University treasurer and campaign co-chair, took a moment to reflect on its progress and early signs of its impact, in an interview with the Harvard Gazette.GAZETTE: As the second year of The Harvard Campaign comes to a close, what are some trends you’ve noticed?ROGERS: Since the last campaign, there’s much more cross-School activity. Eight of our Schools have campaign chairs who are not alumni of that particular School. We find that leadership and alumni alike are working more collaboratively to help each other achieve goals across Schools. That’s a positive culture shift, which makes Harvard more competitive in many ways, even beyond the campaign.FINNEGAN: I have been struck by the level of engagement of alumni, both as volunteers, but also the number re-engaging through the Your Harvard events. We had one in Chicago, recently, and nearly 400 people attended. To see the level of interest is fantastic.ROGERS: We’ve also seen an increase in participation by non-alumni who are simply drawn to the kind of global impact that Harvard has through our research and education. That has been a wonderful addition to the campaign.GAZETTE: How has the campaign engaged alumni beyond financial contributions?ROGERS: Paul mentioned the most recent Your Harvard event in Chicago. And to date we’ve hosted eight of these events around the world, with more than 3,000 attendees in total. It has been such a great opportunity for the alumni to hear from President [Drew] Faust and fascinating faculty, and to reconnect with each other and the University.GAZETTE: What are some of the academic or research endeavors that the campaign has enabled?ROGERS: To cite a couple, there’s an exciting new undergraduate teaching program in the Graduate School of Education, which will welcome its first cohort in September. And the Foundations of Human Behavior, a multi-disciplinary initiative studying behavioral science, received a very generous gift from Bill Ackman, allowing the University to hire faculty and also providing a research fund.FINNEGAN: At the Graduate School of Design, the Center for Green Buildings and Cities is another initiative made possible by the campaign. The president’s Climate Change Solutions Fund also distributed its first seven grants this year.GAZETTE: What physical changes to the campus does the campaign bring to mind?FINNEGAN: I took “Fine Arts 13” as an undergraduate, and for me to walk into the new Harvard Art Museums was striking. It’s truly inspirational to see this magnificent space as so much more than just a museum. It’s a place for teaching and learning, and also a place for Harvard to interact with the community.ROGERS: Perhaps the most recent example is happening at the Kennedy School, where they have just begun a significant expansion and renovation. Tata Hall at the Business School is magnificent. And right in the heart of the square, the Smith Campus Center represents Harvard’s first convening center for all members of the University community.FINNEGAN: And I would encourage people, while they’re on campus this week, to walk through McKinlock Hall [Leverett House] or Stone Hall [Quincy House]. Both are magnificent examples of the benefits of House Renewal. I think the renewal project is going extremely well and it’s a great physical representation of campaign impact.GAZETTE: What are your perceptions of the campaign to date?ROGERS: We feel very good about where we are in the campaign. The numbers have been strong overall. We remain focused on where there are unmet needs. These include things such as undergraduate House renewal, the Allston science and engineering complex, and each School’s continuing needs in financial aid. We want to make sure we raise the right money for the right things and not think of progress solely in terms of the overall target.FINNEGAN: This campaign is an opportunity for the alumni to support President Faust and her team in moving this University to the next level. They did a magnificent job recovering from the financial crisis, the institution is a lot stronger today, and now this is a chance for the president, the deans, and others to move us forward in some new and exciting directions.ROGERS: As we think about all of the graduates together in Tercentenary Theatre for Commencement, there’s not a person at this gathering who has not been touched by philanthropy to the University, past and present. It is one of the truly inspiring legacies of Harvard over the centuries, and the campaign is part of that legacy.last_img read more

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PCP: Which Badger for president

first_imgMason:It’s not uncommon for athletes to turn their attention from the playing field to the political arena when their careers are done. Former NFL wide receiver Steve Largent was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. NBA great Bill Bradley served in the U.S. Senate for almost two decades. And who could forget former Minnesota governor Jesse “The Mind” Ventura?But we’ve yet to see a former or current Badger test their luck and make a run at the White House.So which current UW athlete would make the best president?Why, none other than President Ben Street.The senior on the men’s hockey team has all the qualities needed to lead our country:He knows what it takes to win. As a freshman with UW, he was a part of the 2006 National Championship squad, contributing to their success by scoring 15 points — including 10 goals.He’s got the book smarts. As a sophomore, the real estate major was named to the WCHA All-Academic team, an honor he repeated a year later as a junior, along with Academic All-Big Ten.He knows how to handle adversity. As president, things won’t always be easy. Street’s senior season has been a tough one, as he’s had to overcome a leg injury. If he can deal with that, an economic crisis is child’s play.And most importantly, he has strong leadership abilities. At the beginning of the 2008-09 season, he was named co-captain along with junior Blake Geoffrion. While Street’s season was shortened with the injury, wearing the “C” on his chest shows he can garner enough respect to secure a leadership role — and he showed he can share power with Geoffrion, so why not with a vice president?Forget the fact that he’s Canadian. Choose the right path. Vote Street.Zetlin:A Canadian?! You could have chosen any athlete on this campus to one day become commander in chief, and you chose a Canadian? Wow.So which UW athlete has the best chance of leading this nation down the road?“Chris Pressley hands down,” senior guard Kraig Urbik said. “He’s smart, he’s funny, he has great morals; he comes from a good family. I just love the guy, he’s great.”All, of course are necessary attributes for a future president.Pressley not only paves the way for the powerful Badgers’ running attack, but he’s the vocal leader of a 100-plus player squad. He carries himself as a professional, speaks well (unlike our current president) and simply knows how to perform in the spotlight.“He seems presidential,” senior tackle Eric Vandenheuvel said. “He just seems like he’ll be able to handle it well.”Pressley has the smarts, too. The Woodbury, N.J. native was a National Honor Society member in high school and was all-Big Ten in academics last season. He disproves the “all football players are dumb jocks” theory.Hockey players, on the other hand… ?“[Chris is a] good leadership guy, he speaks loud, he’s a real forceful kind of guy,” senior guard Andy Kemp added.What else would you want in a president?Sorry, Mase, you set yourself up for this one.A Canuck? I say Press for Pres!last_img read more

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