‘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

Index Points to Moderate Economic Growth For Remainder of 2014

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Index Points to Moderate Economic Growth For Remainder of 2014  Print This Post October 24, 2014 807 Views Home / Daily Dose / Index Points to Moderate Economic Growth For Remainder of 2014 Previous: Foreclosure Inventory, Delinquencies See Declines in September Next: Anonymous Bidder Puts Up $3.1 Million for Distressed Homes in Detroit Conference Board Credit Availability Economic Indicators Economy Housing Permits 2014-10-24 Tory Barringer Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. A gauge of leading economic indicators in the United States showed solid growth in September, suggesting moderate economic expansion to finish out the year.The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, a measure of economic developments as an indicator of future trends, increased 0.8 percent last month to 104.4 following a downwardly revised August reading that showed no change.The index tracks a handful of component indicators, including labor market conditions, housing construction activity, and credit conditions.According to the Conference Board, most of the index’s components have picked up momentum in the last half-year, suggesting moderate expansion in the economy for the remainder of 2014.Nine of the ten components contributed to the latest increase, led by improvements in the spread between long and short rates. The index’s credit component was also a major contributor, adding 0.11 percentage points as banks gradually loosen credit standards.On the other hand, housing construction contributed little to September’s index, adding 0.05 percentage points as permits for new projects proved lackluster for that month.”Permits could come under some pressure going forward as the NAHB builder’s sentiment index fell five points to 54, following four-straight months of gains,” Wells Fargo analysts Tim Quinlan and Zachary Griffiths said in a note. “This could simply be a result of the typical buying season coming to an end; however, this was a sizable drop and may be a sign of caution going forward.””The financial markets are reflecting turmoil and unease, but the data on the leading indicators continue to suggest moderate growth in the short-term,” said Ken Goldstein, Economist at The Conference Board. “Meanwhile, the weak advances in the housing market remain a bigger risk to the outlook than short-term financial gyrations.”The Conference Board’s other monthly economic indices, which measure lagging and current indicators, also grew in September, though at a more modest rate: The Coincident Economic Index was up 0.4 percent to 110.2, according to the group, while the Lagging Economic Index ticked up 0.1 percent to 125.1. About Author: Tory Barringer Tagged with: Conference Board Credit Availability Economic Indicators Economy Housing Permitslast_img read more

Liverpool can still do ‘marvellous things’ after Watford defeat, says Arsenal Invincible Gilberto Silva

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Mar 2020 9:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Liverpool can still do ‘marvellous things’ after Watford defeat, says Arsenal Invincible Gilberto Silva Arsenal hero Gilberto Silva has applauded Liverpool on their ‘very special’ season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal Invincible Gilberto Silva has backed Liverpool to go on and do ‘marvellous things’ under Jurgen Klopp after Watford ended their unbeaten record at the weekend.Watford produced a second-half masterclass at Vicarage Road as an inspired Ismaila Sarr completed a six-minute brace before Troy Deeney added a third with 20 minutes remaining of Saturday’s Premier League thriller.The shock result brought an end to Liverpool’s 44-match unbeaten streak in the English top flight meaning Arsene Wenger’s iconic Arsenal side of 2003/04 stand alone as the only team to go an entire season unbeaten for another year.Klopp played down his disappointment after the loss and speculated that the result could actually ease the pressure on his players, but Dejan Lovren admits the squad feel ‘ashamed’ about their performance.ADVERTISEMENT Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:23FullscreenWatford 3-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/watford-3-0-liverpool-jurgen-klopp-press-conference-2121254/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.On his reaction to Liverpool’s unbeaten record coming to an end, Arsenal hero Gilberto told The Times: ‘Liverpool came very close to the unbeaten record we hold with Arsenal. I have always said that one day it may happen and the way they have been playing, I was expecting them to do it.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘For most people it was unexpected that they would lose at Watford but we are still there as No 1, and this is a very special achievement.‘I was only talking about Arsenal’s Invincibles season last week over lunch with Jens Lehmann, our goalkeeper, and David Dein, who was vice-chairman. It is impossible not to talk about it. Every conversation I have with team-mates from that time is special.‘Jens and I spoke about the training sessions, the approach of everyone, when someone was maybe not in the right mood for training we pushed each other. Jens talked to everyone.If someone was not 100 per cent, he would ask why not and ask for more. He was never afraid to say things but in a positive way.‘Compared to some games, our training sessions were even harder. Everyone trained to their limit, nobody at 80 or 90 per cent. Sometimes Arsène Wenger, our manager, had to calm us down. I had the feeling many times in the tunnel, the way some opponents looked at us, I knew straight away that we were going to win this game.’ Sarr completed a quickfire double after the break at Vicarage Road (Picture: Getty)Gilberto considers the league to be more competitive than when he lifted the trophy in 2004 and has applauded Liverpool on their ‘very special’ campaign.‘We won the league with four games to go. We thought, “OK, let’s keep winning.” Arsene said that we could become a special team, not only winners but a team everyone would know went unbeaten,’ the former Brazil midfielder added.‘I left the Premier League more than ten years ago. We won this in 2004. It’s such a long time and after the Liverpool game, “Arsenal the Invincibles” came into people’s minds. It gives us a good feeling that people will still talk about us for I don’t know how long.‘Even though they did not break our record, what Liverpool have done this season is very special. It is not so easy with the competitors nowadays. They face Manchester City, who have done so well, and the Premier League is a competition where anything can happen.‘Jurgen Klopp, his staff and the players have done a great job. They can still do marvellous things.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.AdvertisementAdvertisementFor more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright expects great things from Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United Advertisementlast_img read more