‘Green’ image resulting in reduced costs is Key to Business Success

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Free Green Hospitality Programme Workshop takes place in Limerick “WITH further increase in Energy prices expected in October alongside recent landfill waste cost increases – taking control and greening your business has never been more pertinent,” said Maurice Bergin, Director of the Green Hospitality Programme.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Green Hospitality Certified Members achieve Energy, Water and Waste costs that are between 25-50% below the Irish average which allows them to compete in these challenging times”.Maurice Bergin was speaking at the launch of The Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) national Workshop series. The GHP which offers Internationally recognised Environmental Certification will continue its very popular 2011 Workshop series during October for its members and is also inviting interested hospitality businesses to attend, to find out how easy it is to become more efficient and reduce costs and also achieve recognised environmental certification. The next Workshop takes place on the October 4 next at the Carlton Castletroy Hotel in Limerick commencing at 9.30am.“By adopting the GHP criteria members are also opening up new markets by tapping into the increasing worldwide demand for more environmentally friendly businesses”, said Bergin. “Whilst cost is still the main driver for consumers purchase decisions, customers are definitely becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their lifestyles”. They are conscious of companies that do things right and in brands that share their own values. The advent of social media means that companies must also be more honest with their customers or they’ll be found out very quickly and that is just as important for the hospitality industry as any other, It’s a win win for business if done correctly!”.The GHP workshops are free of charge and open to anyone who might be interested. For more information or to register your attendance for a workshop, email [email protected] or phone 021-435 4688. www.greenhospitality.ie Facebook Print News‘Green’ image resulting in reduced costs is Key to Business SuccessBy admin – September 29, 2011 479 center_img Email Advertisement Twitter Previous articleCelebrations all aroundNext articleOriental marinated salmon with a zesty chutney adminlast_img read more

Tánaiste confirms that she will meet with Eddie Fullertons family in August

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter WhatsApp The Tánaiste has confirmed that she will now meet with the family of the late Eddie Fullerton.Former Sinn Fein Cllr Eddie Fullerton was murdered by the UVF at his Buncrana home in 1991 and new evidence of collusion was presented in an RTE documentary recently.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn had written to the Tánaiste to seek to arrange a meeting with Cllr Fullertons family, but the Tánaistes office replied saying her diary was too busy.But Highland Radio News can now exclusively reveal that Joan Burton has now agreed to meet with the family.The Labour leader is in Co Donegal on Monday evening for the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, but she is unable to schedule a meeting in then, but Joan Burton has promised she will meet the family in early August.Eddie Fullertons daughter Amanda said she’s delighted the meeting is now going to happen:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/aman1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img By admin – July 9, 2015 WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Tánaiste confirms that she will meet with Eddie Fullertons family in August Previous article“Ruaille Buaille” catchup – 07/07/15Next articleHarps face long trip to bottom of the table Waterford admin Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

Working toward a greener future

first_imgAs the annual job search for seniors and graduate students heats up, employers in green tech fields are leveraging alumni connections and flocking to Harvard to court students for jobs.“Green” employers are zeroing in on future hires who have the right mix of talent and flexibility to find success during difficult economic times.“The threat of budget cuts definitely looms large over our sector, as it does over many sectors, but we’re optimistic,” said Walter Frick, communications manager at New England Clean Energy Council, who staffed a table at the expo.“It’s great to have a technical student who can also communicate to a lay audience,” Frick said. “That’s one of the big things that we think Harvard students are likely to be able to do.”Frick’s organization was among more than 30 employers that filled the Radcliffe Gym on Feb. 25 at the Office of Career Services‘ second annual Energy and Environment Expo, all of them eager to tap Harvard’s thinkers, communicators, and innovators for full-time positions or internships.last_img read more

48 hours at Massanutten Resort

first_imgNestled in the heart of Virginia’s bucolic Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort encompasses some 6,000 acres of Blue Ridge mountain terrain. Within its confines, visitors will find opportunities to engage in a plethora of outdoor activities that span the gamut from snow sports to zip line canopy tours. Visit in the summer time and you’ll be greeted by one of the best gravity-powered, downhill mountain bike parks on the East Coast. Come in the dead of winter and you’ll find top-notch skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice skating. No matter what time of year you come to Massanutten, there will be five star farm to table fare, craft beer from local and regional producers, and mountain views for days.Day One OptionsTest Gravity at the Massanutten Bike ParkThe Shenandoah Valley has become a hotspot for downhill mountain biking, and the Massanutten Bike Park is one of the best in the area. With two chairlifts that service a network of gravity-fed trails, Massanutten offers a great mix of purpose built trails tailor made for beginner, intermediate, and expert riders.Hit the SlopesIf you’re visiting in winter, don’t miss the chance to hit some of the best slopes in the state of Virginia. Massanutten is home to wide groomed trails, a dedicated learner’s area, terrain parks and night skiing. Skiers and riders who visit Massanutten will have access to 14 runs serviced by 8 lifts. When snow is scarce, which is often the case in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, Massanuttten employs a unique snowmaking method that conserving energy by drawing water from a man made reservoir located on resort ground. If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your cup of tea, check out the tubing park or hit the ice skating rink. Take a Canopy TourWant to see the mountains of Massanutten from a totally different perspective? Consider signing up for an exhilarating canopy tour. This 90-minute journey will take you across four different ziplines that range in length from 90 to 470 feet.Day Two OptionsCross Country MTB on the “Western Slope”One thing that sets the mountain biking scene at Massanutten apart from that of similar resorts in the area and around the country is its access to cross country trails in addition to the purpose-built downhill park. The undeveloped “Western Slope” of the property is home some 30 miles of well-maintained  and clearly marked single track trails that wind up and down wooded terrain and are suitable for intermediate to advanced riders. The trails of the “Western Slope” are maintained by volunteers working with the nearby Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC). Those who volunteer their time with the SVBC are afforded access to this amazing network of trails. If you’re a mountain biker, don’t leave Massanutten without hitting the “Western Slope.”Hike the Massanutten Ridge TrailIf you’re looking to access one of the best views Massanutten has to offer via your own two feet, look no further than the Massanutten Ridge Trail. This 4.7-mile, moderately trafficked out-and-back, offers stellar views of the nearby ski area and the mountains surrounding Massanutten. To access the trailhead, start at the parking lot at the end of Del Webb Drive. For an added bonus, consider timing your hike with a sunrise or a sunset and be sure to come prepared with sturdy hiking boots and plenty of water.Where to EatAll that hiking, mountain biking, skiing, or canopy touring is sure to build up your appetite. Luckily, Massanutten is carefully cultivating one of the best dining scenes in the entire Shenandoah Valley. With three top-notch restaurants to choose from, you’ll never want for great food and drink when visiting Massanutten.Campfire GrillThis casual dining venue pays homage to the outdoors and the spirit of adventure, making it a must-visit destination for hungry campers of all ages. Camp stove chili, chicken dumplings, campfire pouches, and skillets are just a few favorites served at our scenic mountain setting. Just make sure to save room for the s’mores!BasecampThis indoor-outdoor bar and grill is the perfect location to enjoy a great local or regional craft beer on tap, but the food is not to be missed either. From fried mac ‘n’ cheese balls and house-made Bavarian pretzels to classic cheeseburgers and Southern staples like shrimp and grits, the Basecamp is the perfect place to refuel after a long day of Massanutten adventure.Virginia BBQ and Pizza Co.If you are craving a taste of down home southern barbecue, check out Massanutten’s all new Virginia Barbecue & Pizza Co. From their own custom built smoker, this eclectic establishment offers mouthwatering wood-smoked chicken, pork, and ribs accompanied by delicious, traditional southern sides. They also offer fresh breakfast every morning from 8 am to 11 am.Where to StayEagle Trace Town HomesThese charming town-house style units can accommodate anywhere from four to twelve occupants.The SummitTwo to four bedroom homes with all the amenities and sprawling mountain views.Massanutten HotelThe Massanutten Hotel is newly renovated and offers king or queen rooms.Nearby AttractionsVisit nearby Harrisonburg to get a feel for the bike and beer scene of the Shenandoah Valley!last_img read more

WHO warns of pandemic risk after virus peaks in China

first_imgFinancial markets have gone into atailspin after grim news of deaths and outbreaks in the Middle East, Europe andAsia, even as the Chinese epicentre appeared to be calming, with the death tollat its lowest for almost three weeks. PHOTO BY REUTERS BEIJING – The new coronavirus has peakedin China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organization warned,as infections mushroom in other countries. Confirmed cases at the centre of the global coronavirus outbreak. AFP But the situation is worsening in othercountries, with more than 2,000 cases and around 30 deaths reported abroad,prompting a raft of restrictions on travellers from infected nations. (AFP)last_img