Donegal’s hotel owners call for urgent review into business supports

first_img Pinterest Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleLevel 5 restrictions to be extended this afternoonNext articleUlster Bank urged to postpone all branch closures until 2023 News Highland Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hotel and guesthouse owners in Donegal are calling for an urgent review of business and employment supports for the hospitality sector.It comes following the recent announcement that the reopening of the sector is not likely to take place before mid-summer.The Government is also being urged to intervene with banks to ensure appropriate supports and engagement processes are in place for business owners and their team.Paul Diver, chair of the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation is warning that failure to act now will have long term implications on the sector that could take years to repair:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/diver1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Donegal’s hotel owners call for urgent review into business supports By News Highland – February 23, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Matthew Seadon-Young & More Set for West End’s Beautiful

first_img View Comments Matthew Seadon-Young (Billy Elliot) and Barbara Drennan (A View from the Bridge) will feel the earth move under their feet when they join the West End cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on November 28. They are set to take on the roles of Gerry Goffin and Genie Klein, respectively. Additionally, Joseph Prouse (Jesus Christ Superstar) recently joined the company as Donnie Kirshner.Beautiful is the untold story of her journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.Cassidy Janson continues in the title role, along with Olivier winner Lorna Want as Cynthia Weil and Ian McIntosh as Barry Mann.The London production is playing at the Aldwych Theatre; Beautiful continues to run on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Matthew Seadon-Younglast_img read more

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Sidetrack

first_imgBirds on the wiresIn the past green activists in Germany have pursued their cause by having steam trains banned, whilst expressing little opposition to new roads. Now, the French Transport Users Federation (FNAUT) has offered a three point punishment to a local section of the National Movement for the Environment (MNLE) for its opposition to the Orléans tram project. Local MNLE officials complain that the tram will leave no room for cars on main routes through the city, and that birds flying along the river Loire will hit the tram wires on the George V bridge. They suggest that the road should be ’reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and cars’.Meanwhile, in the Netherlands storks are making homes on railway catenary masts. Nesting in this secure habitat, they have little difficulty in avoiding power cables. Perhaps they are more agile than their Great Bustard relatives who are delaying progress on the Berlin – Hannover high speed line (p370).Water ridesPassengers on Netherlands Railways’ IC+ experimental train can sample the unusual experience of water-cushioning in one first class compartment. Sleeptrends, which manufactures water-beds, has supplied water filled base and back cushions for the seats, and if they prove successful NS will examine the possibility of developing a driver’s seat. This could have benefits in reducing sick leave due to back problems.DieterSeven of European Night Services’ 139 coaches for cross-Channel overnight trains were put into secure storage at a British army depot on April 17, while the four railway partners continue to review commercial prospects for the project (RG 4.97 p214)Accident proneIn Australia new rolling stock seems to have a tendency to crash before it even enters service. Last year Sidetrack noted the near write-off of one of Queensland Railways’ Gold Coast interurban EMUs.Now comes news from New South Wales that the first of seven Adtranz low-floor cars for Sydney’s Ultimo – Pyrmont tramway was in a road accident on the Hume Highway near Gundagai on April 30, whilst in transit from Dandenong works. Fortunately the LRV was only slightly damaged, but was returned to Melbourne for repair.last_img read more

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WG hockey tops Baldwinsville; Syracuse wins twice

first_img Tags: ice hockeySyracuseWest Genesee Should the West Genesee ice hockey team return to the top of the Section III Division I ranks after a three-year absence, it will look at the final minutes of last Tuesday’s game at Baldwinsville as a turning point.Just when it looked like the two long-time rivals were on the brink of another overtime decision, the Wildcats put together a clutch scoring play, which led to a 3-1 victory.No matter the records or the stakes, every game between WG and B’ville is an intense, physical affair, and more often than not produces a memorable conclusion.So it was again when the two rivals gathered for their lone regular-season meeting at Lysander Arena, the Wildcats trying to stay just behind Syracuse in the Division I standing and the Bees looking to stay in the race, too.Having routed Cazenovia 8-1 in its last outing Jan. 31, B’ville had some confidence, and it played a fine all-around first period, keeping the Wildcats off the board and taking a 1-0 lead with Luke Hoskin’s backhand shot.They stayed that way until Joe McLaughlin tied it in the second period for WG on a goal assisted by Anthony Felix and Jeremy Keyes. Deep into the third period, it remained 1-1.But with two minutes left in regulation, Wildcats captain Billy Fisher broke free and put one past Brad O’Neill, which proved the game-winner as WG tacked on an empty-net goal by Andrew Schneid in the final minute.Fisher and McLaughlin both assisted on goals, as did James Schneid and Jake Kopek. David Myers would stop 21 of B’ville’s 22 shots.Now the Wildcats hoped to turn its attention to Senior Night Friday at Shove Park, where WG would take on Ontario Bay, but it got snowed out and would get made up Tuesday night.As for Syracuse, the same weather that pushed back the WG game with Ontario Bay also moved back its trip north for games on the weekend against Massena and Potsdam.The Massena game had particular drama. Trailing 4-3 late in the third period, the Cougars tied it with an extra attacker on Ryan Durand’s goal, and then had Kaleb Benedict score 30 seconds later for the game-winner in a 5-4 victory.For the game, Benedict had two goals and two assists, with Stephan Matro also scoring twice and earning three assists as Nelson Jones also got an assist.Meeting Potsdam a day later, Syracuse didn’t need last-minute heroics, prevailing 3-1 over the Sandstoners to improve its overall record to 12-4-2, the exact same record of WG.A pair of first-period goals held up, the Cougars adding to its margin in the final period as Matro, Jones and Ethan Petty found the net, with Benedict getting two assists. Ryan Durand and Nick Richards also had assist.Once back home, Syracuse would have its own game with Baldwinsville on Wednesday. That, along with a game against Cicero-North Syracuse two nights earlier, would make it four games in five days and help determine if the Cougars won the regular-season league title and the top seed for the Section III playoffs.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Women’s basketball: Former walk-on gives back to community with enthusiasm

first_imgWisconsin Badgers fifth-year senior Lexy Richardson is leaving a lasting impression not only on her fellow teammates but on the community as a whole while raising the standards for collegiate athletes everywhere.Richardson came to University of Wisconsin with no intentions of being a student athlete but knew she wanted to be around her favorite sport — basketball. “The head manager at the time had gone to high school with me so I contacted her and became a manager my freshman year so I knew the coaches and the girls at that point,” Richardson said.“I had played pick-up games with the girls when they needed an extra sub so they had all seen me play.”  As the team began facing a growing number of injuries, the coaching staff encouraged Richardson to try out. “The first few times I played with them in pick-up, I felt really nervous because I didn’t think I could compete,” Richardson said. “But they were all super nice and welcoming and wanted me to do well … I think they saw potential in me which really helped me see my own potential too … It really boosted my confidence a lot and helped me believe I could actually play.”Women’s Basketball: Badgers fall to Hawkeyes, seniors look to finish season strongAs the season comes to a close for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team, the Badgers dropped their penultimate Read…Richardson quickly became a team contributor and a force to be reckoned with on the court. One September day, her career as a Badger took an unforgettable turn. “We went to watch film one day … and coach started talking about the legacy of walk-ons here at UW and pulling up pictures of people who ended up making a difference outside of Wisconsin,” Richardson said.“Then, he pulled up my picture and told me I was being presented with a scholarship … The whole team was excited around me and when I turned around, I saw that he had invited my entire family to see it and it was just a really cool moment.”She fully embraced her new position as a team leader and felt empowered to take advantage of all the opportunities that being a collegiate athlete had to offer. Currently, 44 percent of all student athletes in the NCAA volunteer around their community. Richardson however, is leading the women’s basketball team in volunteer hours and says she tries to give back to her community once or twice per week. “It’s such a cool opportunity and we really can help change kid’s lives,” she said. “It makes you feel so good that you can brighten someone’s day just a little bit … It’s just fun to get out into the community and do something outside of basketball that really helps make a difference.” Richardson goes to Randall Elementary School every Wednesday to participate in the Classroom Buddies program. Classroom Buddies matches an athlete with a particular student who requires a little extra help and guidance in certain subjects like reading.Women’s Basketball: Wisconsin to host UW-Platteville in exhibition gameThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team will host an exhibition game Wednesday against UW-Platteville at the Kohl Center. The Read…She enjoys building relationships with the students she gets to help and feels as though she can offer them guidance beyond the classroom as well. She spoke of a specific fifth-grade girl she’d been helping for a while who had expressed to her that she didn’t really have an interest in going to college or pursuing school for very long. But Richardson was able to offer her college experiences and convince the young girl that she could do anything she set her mind to — even college. “It’s been fun to really build a relationship with her and get to learn about her life … It’s just cool to be able to plant the idea in them of what they can be and how great they can be … it’s all been really rewarding,” Richardson said. The redshirt senior guard is a huge advocate for getting into the community as much as possible. She believes it really helps her put life into perspective. She thinks it’s easy “to get caught up in everyday things that maybe aren’t going your way … but every time I go and volunteer, none of that stuff seems to matter.”Women’s basketball: Big Ten well-represented in postseason playThe University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball had a sub-.500 year for the sixth straight season, which means they will not Read…Many people find it hard to believe that a D1 student athlete would have time to go out and volunteer as much as Richardson does but she fully believes that anyone can make time for the things they want to make time for. She dedicates almost all of her down time to volunteering and said that she is still enjoys everyday to the fullest. She plans on becoming a pediatric physical therapist and views her time with the kids as precious experience for her future career. She hopes that with these experiences she’ll be able to view her future career not as a job but as just another opportunity to give back. “When I leave here, I want people to just think of me as a good person  … helping teammates and friends on and off the court,” Richardson said.She will be leaving a lasting impression on not only her teammates but on every single person she has dedicated her time to off the court — Lexy Richardson has set the bar even higher for all current and future UW athletes.last_img read more

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