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  • No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector

    first_imgJobs in drinks and hospitality business around Donegal are going to be particularly vulnerable after Brexit, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).Over 4,602 people are employed in the industry in Donegal – which counts for 7.9% of the total employment in the county.But the shock of a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop, warns DIGI. Donegal’s pub population has fallen by 20.1% since 2005 as 91 premises closed down in that time.DIGI is warning that businesses will take a further hit after Brexit, as a no-deal will lead to a reduction in tourism numbers and a tougher export market that are likely to follow a further devaluation of sterling.To safeguard the industry, DIGI is urging the Government to reduce alcohol excise by 15% over the next two years.Rosemary Garth, Chair of DIGI and Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Irish Distillers, said: “A no-deal Brexit will have immediate consequences for Ireland’s drinks and hospitality businesses. If the sterling devalues further, then it will be harder and more expensive for Ireland’s drinks businesses to export their products to the UK, which is a major market. Border controls will further delay road freight trade with mainland Europe.“For drinks and hospitality businesses in rural Ireland, particularly the seasonal kind, reduced spend by British tourists will have a lasting, damaging effect on their ability to take on new workers or keep on existing staff. In extreme cases, a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop.“By reducing Ireland’s disproportionately high alcohol excise tax over the next two years, the Government will be giving drinks and hospitality businesses a lifeline. Rural businesses will be better positioned to weather the worst of a no-deal Brexit, to be more competitive and improve trading.”Meanwhile, the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland, which includes Kinnegar Brewing in Donegal, is calling on the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to maintain the current 50% excise relief on Alcohol Products Tax, which is applicable to microbreweries, in advance of his Budget 2020 plans.Peter Mosley, Chairman of the ICBI, said: “Every member of our association is currently developing its own small-scale artisan brewery for growth and development. Many of our members are small breweries located in very rural locations and enjoy great support from their local and very loyal community by creating direct employment and tourism in the region. Sadly, many of our members are battling to survive. All of our artisan producers are dependent on the support from this excise relief.” No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

  • Gus Nyquist’s wife gives birth, but Sharks winger expected to play Game 3

    first_imgDENVER — Gus Nyquist flew back to Michigan for the birth of his baby girl but is expected to play Tuesday in Game 3 against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center.Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Nyquist is flying back to Denver from Detroit this afternoon and will be available with the second round series between San Jose and Colorado tied 1-1. Game 3 will start at 7 p.m. (PT).According to a team spokesman, Nyquist’s wife gave birth to Charlotte Nyquist, the couple’s first child, on Monday. …last_img read more

  • Which Music Artist Rules Social Media? You May Be Surprised…

    first_imgWhy is Muse Number 1?You may be wondering why Muse is number 1 in social media, not just for one 6-month period but for the entire year! It seems like both Arcade Fire and Kanye West were talked about a lot more in social media over 2010 than Muse. Personally, I’m a big fan of Muse and have been listening to their latest album, The Resistance, regularly since its release in September 2009. But what have they done to be number 1 on We Are Hunted’s charts for all of 2010, ahead of such talked about acts like Kanye West and Lady Gaga?I posed that question to Stephen Phillips. He firstly noted that “there are are a few artists like them (MGMT, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead) who are at the top of our popularity charts while not getting the press of Bruno Mars or Lady GaGa.”He speculated that “maybe the demographics are different, or maybe bands like Radiohead and Muse have more cross over appeal?”“Because we focus on what people are listening to and talking about, and ignore mainsteam press, maybe we are getting a measure of dedicated music fans than the general populace.”That seems a likely explanation, that bands like Muse and Radiohead have a large number of dedicated fans who talk about them regularly – not just when they release a new album or do something newsworthy.Let us know your thoughts on why Muse is number 1 in social media. Tags:#music#web Related Posts richard macmanus 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Who’s Influential in the Music PressOne interesting finding from the research is that the music press – traditional magazines as well as online sites like Pitchfork – have a lot of sway in generating social media buzz. While that’s not a surprising finding, We Are Hunted was able to identify specific publications who are influential in social media. “Pitchfork, Prefix Magazine, NME, Hipster Runoff, Clash Music and Spin can blow up a new artist,” Phillips told ReadWriteWeb. “If they give coverage, the blogosphere follows,” he added.Phillips pointed to the trendy alternative band Deerhunter, which “was nowhere in our top 200” in the first half of 2010, but was 3rd in the Emerging chart for the second half of the year. According to Phillips, this was “on the back of a great album launch and strong press.” He noted that BBC 6 Music in particular gave great support to Deerhunter.Who Went Mainstream in Second Half of 2010 The only new entrant to the top 5 for the second half of 2010 was Arcade Fire, which wasn’t even in the top 10 six months ago. As Phillips put it, “Arcade Fire went mainstream in a big way in the last half of 2010.”Others who went big over this period, according to Phillips, were Florence and the Machine and Mumford And Sons.Was Arcade Fire’s social media activity really that good? We did our own analysis of Arcade Fire’s web presence last August, when the band released their critically acclaimed album The Suburbs. Our conclusion suggests that it was:…the online promotion of Arcade Fire’s new album is comprehensive. Both Facebook and Twitter are well used for promotional purposes, although the band members don’t appear to be active on these social media sites. And the band is pushing into new social media services – it has a new YouTube channel and Vimeo too.We Are Hunted’s report shows that Twitter activity for Arcade Fire peaked over July, in anticipation of the album release on August 3. This suggests that the band was very well hyped prior to the album’s release. The latest set of online music research reports has just been released by We Are Hunted, an online music chart. We spoke to We Are Hunted co-founder and CTO Stephen Phillips to identify the overall trends.A big mover over the past 6 months has been Arcade Fire, which Phillips said is “a masterclass in the use of social media.” More intriguing though is who the number 1 most talked about artist in social media was over all of 2010. It wasn’t Lady Gaga, or Kanye, or Arcade Fire. Who could it be then? Read on to find out!We Are Hunted uses semantic technology to aggregate and analyze data about popular music from social networks, Twitter, blogs, forums and more. Every six months it releases a set of reports for music acts such as Radiohead, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire and many others. Last October, we analyzed the report about Lady Gaga’s social media performance for the first half of 2010. The reports for the the second half of 2010 are based on We Are Hunted’s analysis of 486,631 music articles and 16,063,656 “music related Twitter messages.” Note that the music articles are from specialist music publications and blogs, not mainstream press.Who’s Popular in Social MediaThe top 4 artists in We Are Hunted’s popularity chart for July-December remained the same as in the previous 6-month period. Surprisingly, English band Muse was number 1. That seems a little odd, given that the likes of Lady Gaga and Kanye West seem to generate much more chatter in social media. We analyze why Muse is number 1 below. Radiohead and The xx were numbers 2 and 3, respectively. Lady Gaga was the 4th most popular, slipping from number 2 in the first half of the year. Why did Lady Gaga drop a couple of notches? We Are Hunted co-founder and CTO Stephen Phillips replied that “the industry is very fragmented.”“At the height of her popularity, Lady GaGa seemed to be everywhere. But in reality, only 7 in 1000 people were listening to her each day.”It’s not only current artists that feature in the charts. Classic artists like The Beatles, Nirvana and Pink Floyd are still hugely popular, according to Phillips. “They have remained in the top 20 artists listened to overall since we started measuring it 2 years ago.” It’s interesting to compare that to another well-hyped album release, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – released on November 22, 2010. West only comes in at #47 on We Are Hunted’s popularity chart, suggesting that prior to November was relatively quiet for him on the social media world (musically, at least). West’s Twitter popularity spiked in late November (note that the scales are different between the two charts listed here). The difference is that Kanye peaked on his album release date and continued to have high Twitter popularity leading up to Christmas. Whereas Arcade Fire actually peaked before their album release. One reading of the difference is that Kanye’s album generated more interest among the Twitter chattering classes, than Arcade Fire’s managed to do post album release. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

  • Redefining Saving and Your Relationship with Money with a No-Spend Challenge

    first_imgBy Carol ChurchSaving more money, decreasing debt, and establishing an emergency fund are all basic “money goals” that financial counselors work hard to help clients meet. Sometimes, however, we may all get a little “stuck” or bored using the same familiar methods—experts and clients alike! At times like these, it can be a great idea to shake things up a little bit and try something like a 30-day “No-Spend” Challenge.What is a No-Spend Challenge? Part of the strength of this idea is that you can set your own rules and define it in many different ways. However, the basic idea is to dramatically cut back or eliminate all spending on non-essentials for a set period of time. Typically, this is 30 days, but some people start off small with a week– or even smaller than that, with a weekend.What Does It Really Mean Not To Spend?Most of us will have fixed costs that can’t be eliminated, such as rent or a mortgage, food, basic household needs (like toilet paper!), gas, pet food, and utility bills. (However, some people in the military, especially if they’re single, may actually be able to cross a couple of these off their lists! Great start!) And of course, if a true emergency comes up, such as a medical bill or house repair, that’s okay.As for the rest, it’s really up to the individual to decide what to eliminate, although you’re obviously not going to get too far if the only spending you cut out is “buying alpaca sweaters.” Typically, eating out, buying clothes, books, or gifts, going to the movies or for drinks, picking up toys for the kids, spending on crafts, hobbies, or gaming, and general non-essential shopping are a no-go during a no-spend month.Some people choose to go further and dramatically cut food costs by eating out of the pantry as much as possible and eliminating common but non-necessary groceries, like coffee or prepackaged snacks. Or they might try to avoid filling up the car with gas. Some take this time to use up all those travel-size items and samples. These decisions are individual.How Do We Do It?Set goals firstIf you’re going to set out on a challenge like this, make sure you decide on a reason for doing it. Is it to build up that emergency fund? To pay down the credit card bill? To save for an upcoming trip? Visualize your goals and plans. And it may sound cheesy, but try putting up some pictures or written reminders around the house of why you’re doing this!Track your savingsBefore you start the month, make sure you have a ballpark idea as to how much you typically spend on the items you plan to cut out in a month and a way to track your spending week by week. That way you can track you much you’re saving, and put it away where it’s supposed to go!Plan for how to manageThings are going to get tough sometimes over the course of the month. What’s going to tempt you? Is it take-out? Going out on Friday night? Whatever it might be, figure out your game plan. Check your local papers and Facebook and websites for free events you can attend. Find out what movies you can rent for free at the library. Plan some particularly tasty meals. Make plans with friends to do something free, and ask for their support.Don’t freak out if you slip upSo it was your boss’s birthday and you had no choice but to go out for lunch. It’s okay. Don’t give up. Forgive yourself for the lapse and move ahead….there’s still plenty of saving to be done!Reap the rewardsOf course, a no-spend challenge has the obvious reward of keeping more money in a family’s wallet and bank account. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. If that money is used to pay off debt or to start an emergency fund, it can do much more, preventing families from paying expensive interest charges or from damaging their credit.It can also bring awareness to small but expensive habits, like eating lunch out or getting manicures, that hurt your financial bottom line. Once you stop spending on these items, you may find you don’t miss them as much as you thought you did, and can cut back.You may also discover fun new free activities and pastimes that you’ll keep up in your “regular” life after the spending challenge is over.Most importantly, if there’s a spending problem happening, a no-spend challenge can help redefine your relationship with money and remind you that you don’t need to spend money to have fun, enjoy time with your loved ones, or feel happy.Some worry that after the challenge is over, they’ll “make up for” their economizing with a spending spree. Most report that this doesn’t happen, though, and instead say they gained a lot from the experience—both financially and on a broader level, too. A no-spend challenge of any type or length may be a great tool to help families save and redefine their relationship with spending. References:Centsibly rich. (2016). How to get ready for a no spend month challenge.Tretina, K. (2016). Make January a No-Spend Month and Save Hundreds in 2017.Perez, K. (2016). 4 Steps for a Successful No-Spend Challenge.Davis, L. (2015). Savings challenge: Try a no-spend month.last_img read more