Asda reports Q1 3.9% decline in LFL sales

first_imgAsda has announced a 3.9% fall in like-for-like sales in its first quarter, in what it describes at the “most challenging year yet” for UK supermarkets.In the period for the 15 weeks to 19 April, the retailer revealed its third consecutive quarter of decline. Despite this, chief executive Andy Clarke said the retailer would remain committed to the five-year strategy set out for the Big-Four supermarket.He also previewed the ‘intelligent click and collect pod’ to be launched by the company.Clarke said: “This last quarter has been unprecedented. We have seen deflation in the market and exponential shifts in the industry. Although I still believe that, 18 months ago, we did a great job of predicting changes, we could not have foreseen what has happened to others and the moves they have had to make in order to restore their business – creating an impact on us in the short-term.“Whilst I take no pride in reporting a negative number, we are in a period of expected turbulence, not distress. We won’t buy short-term sales at the expense of long-term profitability. Throughout this period of change in our sector, Asda has been first to market with its response.“Fundamentally, Asda remains a balanced, healthy sustainable business with a clear direction, allowing us to hold our nerve and remain focused on delivering for our customers.”last_img read more

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Wasn’t She a Gas? A Farewell Toast to Broadway’s Elaine Stritch

first_imgShe was truly a Broadway baby. Elaine Stritch, who died at the age of 89 on July 17, was so much more than an “existential problem in tights.” Her seven-decade career included numerous Broadway credits with her name “on some marquee, all twinkling lights.”  On July 18, the theater community will dim those lights to pay tribute to her remarkable life and career, and Broadway.com is toasting her with this tribute from our resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson. View Comments As Stritch said in her Emmy-winning role on 30 Rock, “I’m going to leave this world exactly the way I came into it: Wearing a hat!” Rest in peace, Elaine.center_img It’s all there: the white blouse, the round specs and (yes!) the hat. In the background are the darkened marquees of some of the theaters Stritch played, including the Biltmore (now the Samuel J. Friedman), where she made her debut in Loco, the Alvin (now the Neil Simon), where she put her unforgettable stamp on Stephen Sondheim’s Company, and following the theater’s name change, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, where she told her own story and won a Tony for it. The illustration also shows the Walter Kerr Theatre, home of Stritch’s final Broadway role, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. (“Long as it has a wheelchair in it, I’m game,” she said about being cast.) About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.last_img read more

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‘Rock, paper, scissors’ order garners worldwide attention

first_img ‘Rock, paper, scissors’ order garners worldwide attention Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Dutifully following a playful, but pointed, federal court order, Tampa lawyers David Pettinato, of the Merlin Law Group, and D. Lee Craig, of Butler Pappas, will meet June 20 and engage in one game of “rock, paper, scissors” to solve a dispute in the midst of heated litigation.“We will do it quickly, humbly, and go on about our business,” said a contrite Pettinato, who is amazed about “getting bombarded from news media from all over the country.”CNN, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, to name a few.Make that international news, as London’s The Guardian also did its version of the everybody’s-talking-about-it June 6 order issued by U.S. Middle District Judge Gregory Presnell, who was a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors from 1989-93.At issue was the childlike squabbling between the attorneys in Avista Management, Inc., vs. Wausau Underwriters Insurance Co. (case no. 6:05-cv-1430-Orl-31JGG), in litigation over an insurance settlement stemming from 2004’s Hurricane Charley.Even though the sparring lawyers’ offices are only four floors apart in the same building at 777 S. Harbor Island Blvd. in Tampa, they could not agree on where to hold a deposition. Craig, representing Wausau, wanted to question a witness in his office. Pettinato, representing Avista, was not willing to let Craig have the home-court advantage, and insisted on a neutral setting of a court reporter’s office down the street.When they took the matter to the court, Presnell let them have it, fed up with “the latest series of Gordian knots that the parties have been unable to untangle without enlisting the assistance of the federal courts.”In what the judge called “a new form of alternative dispute resolution,” Presnell ordered that each attorney will be “accompanied by one paralegal who shall act as an attendant and witness,” and “the winner of this engagement shall be entitled to select the location for the 30(b)(6) deposition to be held somewhere in Hillsborough County during the period July 11-12, 2006. If either party disputes the outcome of this engagement, an appeal may be filed and a hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 7, before the undersigned in Courtroom 3.”That creative order compelled St. Petersburg Times columnist Sue Carlton to nominate Presnell for “Jurist of the Year.”No Need for an Appeal On June 8, Pettinato said that he and Craig have resolved the issue. Pettinato said both sides agreed to play rock, paper, scissors, at “an undisclosed location.” Whoever wins will get to hold the deposition in his office.“We want to do it out of respect for the judge’s order,” said Pettinato, who added, “I have to say I am a little disappointed that we couldn’t resolve our differences without this court order. But it provided us with an eye-opener to resolve our differences in a more amicable way. Since the hurricanes, we have been having huge battles trying to get insurance companies to pay.. . . If you get a little too passionate advocating for your client, it helps to rethink your strategy.”The matter has been zinging across the state, around the country, and across the ocean, on news Web sites, lawyers’ e-mails, and law blogs.Orlando lawyer Lynn James Hinson, who called Presnell an excellent lawyer and judge, posted this comment on The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog: “Many lawyers act like they are in kindergarten, and this order treats them appropriately.”Craig, who did not return the News ’ request for an interview, may be at a disadvantage. Pettinato has a kindergartner in the house, as the father of a 5-year-old and 9-year-old.“I play it all the time with them. I can’t say I’m an expert, but I know the rules,” Pettinato said. “Now, my 5-year-old keeps throwing her hand out, saying, ‘Dad, let’s practice.’”Pettinato said his kids have advised him to open with rock, which he thought was apropos “because my case is solid as a rock.”But Matti Leshem, co-commissioner of the USA Rock Paper Scissors League, told The New York Times, “I guarantee you right now that both lawyers will open with paper. Lawyers open with paper 67 percent of the time, because they deal with so much paper.”Leshem agreed to officiate, saying, “What I don’t want is some rogue element of rock-paper-scissors coming down from the bench. When the law takes rock-paper-scissors into its own hands, mayhem can occur.”While Pettinato said he has greatest respect for the judge and “got the message,” he is willing to laugh at himself, “or else I’ll grow despondent.”Taking it somewhat seriously is the World Rock Paper Scissors Society.“This is a landmark case of how RPS should be used to keep the wheels of justice moving forward when dealing with lawyer engaging in posturing tactics,” Doug Walker, managing director of the World RPS Society, told the News. “Although we take issue with RPS being labeled as a ‘new’ form of dispute resolution, we understand it is not commonly used in courtrooms and applaud Judge Presnell’s wisdom in the matter.”Noting that Rock, Paper, Scissors dates back to at least the 18th century in Japan, it was used to settle an auction-house dispute in April when “an $18 million art portfolio was acquired by Christie’s due to a cleverly executed throw of paper,” over Sotheby’s rock.The World Rock Paper Scissors Society, Walker said, plans to invite Judge Presnell to attend the International Rock Paper Scissors Championships in Toronto on September 30, as “chief consultant to Head Referee Brad Fox.”No word yet on whether the judge will accept the invitation. ‘Rock, paper, scissors’ order garners worldwide attention July 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Shoulder worry for Hammers hero

first_img Press Association “When you have got someone who has scored six in six you can ill-afford to lose them at any stage and if we lose him that is going to be a big blow.” Despite universal praise for his own side, especially a man-of-the-match display from Alex Song, Allardyce felt City’s own frailties led to a fifth league win of the campaign. “We put Manchester City’s back four to task and, in my opinion, they didn’t hold up,” he added. “The quality of our play in the final third is why we have won the game today. “When you have got quality players, quality players look forward to the big games where the less quality players can get anxious, but Song led us as a team today and the rest of the lads responded.” City boss Manuel Pellegrini could see his side fall eight points behind leaders Chelsea if the Blues win at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Chilean refuted claims a Champions League hangover, after their trip to draw 2-2 against CSKA Moscow, cost his side a victory and accepted it was the profligacy of his team which saw them lose. “I don’t think that the team felt what happened on Tuesday in Russia,” Pellegrini said. “Of course I’m very disappointed about the score as I don’t think we deserved to lose the game. “We had two or three clear chances we couldn’t score. West Ham played well in the first half but we improved a lot in the second, but if you don’t score that goal you can’t win. “I’m always concerned about my team, what the other teams do is not my concern – we will see what Chelsea will do but we have 87 more points to fight for.” Pellegrini also refused to blame referee Martin Atkinson or his officials, who failed to spot both Valencia and Sakho in offside positions in the lead-up to Amalfitano’s opener. “I don’t want to analyse the referee,” he said. “I said just one thing against Arsenal and I don’t want to continue me analysing the referee as that is not my duty – it was clear what happened and it doesn’t matter what I say.” Sam Allardyce saw serial goalscorer Diafra Sakho shoot down Manchester City but fears the striker may be set for a spell on the sidelines. Sakho then headed home his sixth goal in as many Premier League starts, with goal-line technology on hand to confirm his effort beat the despairing dive of Joe Hart. David Silva pulled one back almost immediately with a well-taken individual effort but it was Sakho’s goal which proved the difference as Allardyce was full of praise for the Frenchman and his strike partner Valencia. “Valencia and Sakho – I don’t think they really know what they have done yet,” Allardyce said. “I don’t think they really know how good they have been. They have just come here, they want to play football and I don’t think they realise what such a big impact they have made and the rest of the team has been lifted by those two. “We have goalscorers, we have players who believe they are going to score – none more than Sakho who has scored yet again today.” Signed from Metz during a busy transfer window, Sakho has now scored in his last seven West Ham appearances, dating back to his opening strike in the Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield United. He has scored against Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as the match-winner against City, but Allardyce was worried after seeing him forced off following a collision with Hart. “We are four wins out of five and three wins on the trot,” Allardyce said. “But for me my biggest worry is that my leading goalscorer today came off with a shoulder problem towards the end and I sincerely hope that the damage is not severe and he recovers very quickly. The reigning Barclays Premier League champions fell to a 2-1 defeat at Upton Park as Allardyce’s West Ham moved to within a point of the visitors. Morgan Amalfitano, who opened his Hammers account in the recent win over Liverpool, grabbed his second goal since his summer move as he swept home Enner Valencia’s low cross in the first half. last_img read more

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MUSEVENI: Peace key to sports success

first_img2010 Delhi200218 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank 1982 Brisbane030318 Uganda won six medals at the Commonwealth Games, three gold, a silver and two bronze. The medalist at the games were Joshua Cheptege, two gold medals in the men 5000m & 10000m races; Stella Chesang , Gold- Women`s 10000m race; Silver for Munyo Mutai in Mens Marathon and Bronze, MercylineChelengat, women`s 10000m race and Juma Miiro, Boxing, mens 49kg categoryUganda was ranked 15th out of 71 countries that took part. 1958 Cardiff010117 1962 Perth114611 1966 Kingston001119 1994 Victoria002224 2018 Gold Coast312615 2014 Glasgow104518 Total1616235517 Uganda medals 1954-2018 1990 Auckland202411 Museveni congratulates Cheptegei. PHOTOS PPUEntebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has celebrated Uganda’s success at the just concluded Commonwealth Games, saying, sportsmen have been able to flourish because of long time peace in the country.“For those who are saying that we (Government) are harvesting where we didn’t sow, thats not true. This talent has been able to flourish in peaceful times. Insecurity affects sports, you can’t be a sports man in an unstable country,” he told Team Uganda that he hosted at State House on Sunday.“Resources are just facilitating factors. You were even able to beat other countries that have better resources, Some did not get any Gold medals. Resources a just one part, ” he said, adding that, “You cannot look after athletes well, when life itself is not secure.”“I thank the winners and the entire team for making us (Uganda) proud, ” he said.The President challenged administrators that they should learn to achieve results with few resources. “You might not have resources but have a mission,” he said.“I urge the administrators to explore ways of manufacturing sports equipment here in Uganda so that money used to buy equipment is channeled to welfare of sports persons.”He confirmed earlier promises for monthly payments for medal winners. “For international or continental events, I promised these children that whoever wins gold, I will give them a monthly salary of sh5m, sh3m for silver and sh1m for bronze,” he said. 2006 Melbourne201315 1970 Edinburgh33179 1954 Vancouver010114 2002 Manchester020230 1974 Christchurch243910 Share on: WhatsApplast_img
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Pochettino won’t rule out United move

first_img“There are a lot of rumours but, look, I am happy here trying to give my best to the club.”– ‘Not in my hands’ –United are set to name their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season, giving them time to tempt ex-Southampton boss Pochettino away from Tottenham.“It’s not in my hands how to manage all of these rumours,” said Pochettino, who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid when they hire a permanent coach at the end of the season.“I am not creating rumours, I am here. The players doesn’t care too much about what happened about the rumours.United are set to name their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season“We are focused and we are going to be focused on our job and then we are very professional.“We were talking a few weeks ago and I said if a chairman or president is going to support you, then it’s because you are going to be sacked the day after.“That job is so tough because nobody in football can guarantee you are going to be here tomorrow.”Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Unai Emery questioned why his close friend would want to join United.Emery has a long friendship with Pochettino, honed as both managed in La Liga and the Spaniard is unsure if United would be the right move,“I think he’s very happy at Tottenham,” the Spaniard said.“I think he’s coaching a very big team with a very big player and now they are in the Champions League they are also in a better position in the Premier League than Manchester United.“I think his performance at Tottenham is very big. I don’t know if he’s thinking to change for another club, but I am looking at him with a very big commitment to Tottenham.”Share on: WhatsApp Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out replacing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.Pochettino is believed to be United’s top choice to succeed Mourinho following his sacking on Tuesday.The Argentine signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham in May and has spoken at length about wanting to stay with the club as they prepare to move into their new stadium.But reports following Mourinho’s exit suggested Pochettino is privately open to the possibility of moving to Old Trafford.The 46-year-old is understood to have been frustrated by the lack of backing he has received in the transfer market — with Tottenham unable to make a single close-season signing this year.Pochettino is also vexed by Tottenham’s tight wage structure and the failure of chairman Daniel Levy to sell players he no longer wants.Perhaps aware he may have to deal with financial restrictions at Tottenham for several more years because of their expensive and delayed stadium move, Pochettino left the door open for United when he admitted he could not predict what might happen at the end of the season.“What is going to happen in the summer? What is going to happen tomorrow? No one knows. The most important is to enjoy the journey. I’m so happy here,” he told reporters on Tuesday.“What is going to happen is not in our hands, I mean the decision in another club, we don’t know.“That is not my business and then I will not waste time or energy because my focus and energy is in Tottenham.”Pochettino, preparing for Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final at Arsenal, emphasised he is happy at Tottenham, where he has earned a reputation as one of the brightest young coaches in the world.Tottenham are third in the Premier League, while United are languishing in sixth place.“It is not my business if something happens in another club, like in many, many clubs around the world,” he said.“I am happy here in Tottenham and I have four-and-a-half years left on my contract.last_img read more

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Riders rebound to square Kootenay Final with 5-2 win

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Fernie Ghostriders struck for three first period goals en route to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay Conference playoff action Tuesday in the East Kootenay City.The win evens the best-of-seven final at 1-1. Castlegar won the opening game of the series 8-4 Monday. Game three is Thursday in Castlegar.Former Nelson Leaf Connor McLaughlin, 48 seconds in to the game, Cale Wright and Alex Milhouse scored in the opening frame to put the host team in the driver’s seat.Castlegar twice scored short handed but both times the Riders answered with goals of their own.Scott Morriseau, who finished the game with three points, scored twice for Fernie while Spencer Brodt and Tyler Robinson replied the Murdoch Division winners.Luke Richardson and Jeff Zmurchyk each had two points for Fernie.Fernie out shot the Rebels 41-22. Andrew Walton rebounded from a poor performance in game one to register the win in goal.Alex Ross took the loss in goal for Castlegar.Fernie played the game without sniper Thomas Abenante who was handed a one game suspension after game one of the series for a checking from behind penalty late in the game.
 Okanagan series resumes WednesdayThe Osoyoos Coyotes and Revelstoke Grizzlies are back in action for game three Wednesday at the Forum in Revelstoke.The teams split the opening two games in the South Okanagan City.The Grizz won the opener with the Dogs winning game two in overtime.Game four is set for Thursday in [email protected]last_img read more

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TNT snaps Blackwater’s three-win run

first_imgMOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Blackwater, which slipped to 3-4, never led and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14).NBA legend Ray Allen, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, surprised the fans at MOA Arena as he watched the game.Allen’s former teammate with the Boston Celtics, Henry Walker, led the Elite with 33 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued to have Blackwater’s number after taking a 117-96 win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Glen Rice Jr. had an all-around effort with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals through three quarters for the KaTropa, who notched their first back-to-back wins this conference.ADVERTISEMENT “Our objective going into every game is to look for improvements. We are all aware that the situation right now is not quite well yet. We are looking for stability now. As a coach, I expect my players to play smart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad hiked their record to 4-2.“Today, we are all satisfied with this game. It also helped that we are getting to be complete as team,” he added. “Going to this game, we already knew that it would take our absolute best to stop the three-game winning streak of Blackwater.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The KaTropa break the game wide open in the second quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 34-15.The Elite, who have never beaten the KaTropa since joining the PBA three seasons ago, came into the game having won three straight victories but they didn’t seem like a team on a roll against the KaTropa, who led by as much as 27 points. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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Santa Susana Field Lab victory finally in sight

first_imgIT’S been 18 years since the Daily News revealed that rocket and nuclear research had contaminated the soil at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the Simi Hills, and launched the fight for a full cleanup. That’s a long 18 years of foot-dragging, denials and deflections as public concern mounted. Finally, it appears victory is in sight. On Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and officials from Boeing – the current owner of the property, which was contaminated under previous ownership decades ago – brokered a deal. Boeing will pay to clean up the site to residential standards, give the land to the state so it can become a park, and help pay for its maintenance. If Boeing lives up to its end of the bargain, this will be a great deal for the communities near the research facility – the end of a public-health risk, and the addition of some much-needed park space. That seems to have made the difference. The threat of Kuehl’s bill provided the leverage to make Boeing cut a deal. And so, at last, we have real progress. Kuehl shares credit with Assemblywoman who fought hard for the legislation. And kudos also go to Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, Assembly Republicans whose districts border the property – Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, and Audra Strickland, R-Westlake Village – as well as Schwarzenegger. This victory is testament to what can be achieved when politicians put partisanship aside and work together for the common good. Much more such leadership is going to be needed for today’s dream – the Santa Susana Field Lab as a treasured public park – to become a reality.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It will also be quite a deal for Boeing, which will pick up an enormous tax write-off and shed a financial and public-relations nightmare. Vigilance is key. For 18 years, no one – not Boeing nor Rocketdyne before it, not the state, not the federal government – has been serious about cleaning up the mess, and so it has only festered. Close monitoring over the next 10 years, which is how long Boeing says cleanup will take, is crucial. But if the tentative agreement becomes a reality, it will be a huge victory for the people of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley. Much of the credit goes to state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles, who has spent a decade fighting for a Santa Susana cleanup. This year, she authored successful legislation that would have barred Boeing from using the site for other purposes or selling it without first bringing it up to exceedingly high standards of cleanliness. last_img read more

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COUNTY COUNCIL SLAMS REPORTS THEY WASTED CASH ON FIVE STAR CONFERENCE

first_imgDonegal County Council has reacted angrily to reports that it hosted a conference in a five star hotel.Solis Lough Eske CastleA conference was held at the Solis Lough Eske hotel recently by the council on the SailWest Initiative, now branded as Malin Waters.But the council today issued a press release denying that it wasted money on hosting the conference. The council says that proper procurement procedures were followed which resulted in awarding the conference to the Donegal Town hotel.The following is a statement issued by Donegal County Council today in relation to these reports.“Since 2007, Donegal County Council has led out on the SailWest Initiative, now branded as Malin Waters, which is a €7 million EU Transnational project to develop and promote the potential of marine tourism as a driver of economic growth.“In addition to infrastructure, branding and marketing, this project included the hosting of a major international conference, which could have been hosted in any of the partner jurisdictions including Scotland, Northern Ireland and Donegal. “Donegal as lead partner was glad to be in a position to host this conference and in line with required EU Procurement requirements, the successful venue for this conference was Solis Lough Eske Hotel, Donegal Town.“Donegal County Council has worked with various hotels in all parts of the county over the years in respect of various conferences and events and the Council will continue to do so in the future, in order to develop and promote the county’s tourism industry by supporting hotels in the county and in recognising this sector as a vital part of the local economy. “The County is fortunate to have a stock of hotels that reflect very positively the quality of the accommodation and hospitality sector and the Solis Hotel, Donegal Town, in the context of this conference, delivered a superb experience of quality and service at the event to the many International, National and local attendees.“Donegal County Council is disappointed with the direction and tone of the report itself and the comments and insinuations put forward by Donegal News in relation to this event. For instance, no Donegal County Council staff or members stayed in the Solis Lough Eske Hotel. “Donegal County Council did pay, as part of conference costs, for 4 bednights for international speakers who attended the conference. A further 17 rooms were booked by attendees at the conference who covered their own costs. Further visitors to the conference stayed in other hotels in the area, visited restaurants and had a positive economic impact during their attendance at the event. “The Council will continue to work in collaboration with all 20 transnational project partners on the SailWest Initiative so as to continue to realise the potential of the marine tourism sector as a driver for economic growth in this region. “Furthermore, the Council will continue to maximise all opportunities available to it by proactively developing initiatives and projects to support the economic, cultural and social development of the County.”COUNTY COUNCIL SLAMS REPORTS THEY WASTED CASH ON FIVE STAR CONFERENCE was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Malin WatersSolis Lough Eske Castlelast_img read more

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