Exclusive: London restaurant spend topped 2019 in September

first_imgThe data from Fable gives a snapshot of how Londoners have spent their money during the pandemic. Wednesday 21 October 2020 6:00 am Spending on taxicabs and limousines continued to rise, but appetite for clothing and apparel slipped slightly. The figures will make painful reading for many in the hospitality sector. They show that pubs, bars and restaurants were recovering before a surge in coronavirus cases dealt them another blow. Londoners spent 16.2 per cent more at grocers and bakeries last month than a year earlier, Fable’s figures showed. They had spent 6.2 per cent more in August than in the same month in 2019. Economists have warned that the UK’s recent surge in coronavirus cases and the government’s new restrictions are likely to hold back the recovery. whatsapp Restauranteurs had feared that spending might drop after Eat Out to Help Out, but new data shows it rose (Getty Images) Also Read: Exclusive: London restaurant spend topped 2019 before new restrictions Spending on public transport in September remained 46.6 per cent below where it was a year earlier. Wariness of Covid meant the figure was barely an improvement on August’s 48 per cent deficit. Campbell said: “We’re not up to the levels yet we were seeing back in the March-April panic-buying days, but we are seeing a definite increase.” Economic support from the government will also fall sharply in November when the furlough scheme ends. It will be replaced by the much less generous job support scheme. She cautioned against drawing conclusions about the economy from this “selection of spending data”, however. Spending on food and beverage rose sharply during the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August to just 7.3 per cent lower than a year earlier. That compared to a 38.6 per cent gap in July. The category includes restaurants, pubs, bars, and takeaways. Some restaurants and business groups worried that spending would drop again as the incentive scheme came to an end. But spending on eating and drinking out rose into positive territory for the first time during Covid. whatsapp Harry Robertson The data chimes with spending figures from Barclaycard. The payments company suggested some people had started stockpiling again as coronavirus cases rose.center_img Exclusive: London restaurant spend topped 2019 before new restrictions Spending at restaurants, pubs and bars in London climbed above 2019 levels for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic before new restrictions were put in place, data provided exclusively to City A.M has shown. Food and beverage spending was 1.7 per cent higher in September than a year earlier, according to Fable Data, which tracks card payments and bank transactions. Restauranteurs had feared that spending might drop after Eat Out to Help Out, but new data shows it rose (Getty Images) Share London consumer spending compared to a year earlier Restauranteurs had feared that spending might drop after Eat Out to Help Out, but new data shows it rose (Getty Images) Also Read: Exclusive: London restaurant spend topped 2019 before new restrictions Grocery spend up but public transport lags Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe yesterday said that the second wave meant there could well be more job losses than the Bank initially expected. Fable Data analyst Laura Campbell said the overall spending trend across different sectors in the capital was “still upwards, but slower” in September. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyNews SharperChrissy Metz Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A Model (Photos)News SharperDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Show Comments ▼ Ministers introduced a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants at the end of September to try to limit the spread of the virus. Last week, they put London under Tier 2 restrictions, meaning members of different households are banned from mixing anywhere indoors. Source: Fable Datalast_img read more

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Movie Theaters Are Still Closed, but These Drive-Ins Are Open for…

first_imgFilmMovie Theaters Are Still Closed, but These Drive-Ins Are Open for BusinessMovie theaters are still shuttered, but you can see a film from the comfort of your own car at the region’s drive-insBy Chris Nichols – June 5, 20202912ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItBusiness has boomed at Mission Tiki Drive-In theater in Montclair over the last several weeks, as outdoor theaters are the only type allowed to operate in California at the moment. This weekend’s presentation of Groundhog Day aside, it seems like déjà vu to see movies like Knives Out and Jumanji: The Next Level still on the marquee, many months after their initial release.Your al fresco film options have expanded this weekend with the opening of the Roadium Drive-In in Torrance, which is screening the Pixar classic Up. The Paramount Drive-In, which re-opened in 2014 after a 22-year “intermission,” is screening the number one movie in the country since Easter, Trolls World Tour.Box office numbers were skewed since nearly 90 percent of the country’s theaters are closed due to coronavirus restrictions. Nearly half of the 600 theaters open in the country last week were drive-ins. Indoor theaters are set to reopen in other parts of the country this weekend, but as of today, the Roadium, Paramount, and Mission Tiki are your exclusive movie destinations around Los Angeles. We’re keeping an eye on the Vineland Drive-In in the City of Industry, but they tweeted earlier this week that “Due to recent events the Vineland Drive In will be closed until further notice.” Those willing to venture into Riverside County will find the Rubidoux and Van Buren drive-ins are also open.We’ll be mellowing out amidst the tropical landscaping and thatched huts of the Mission Tiki this weekend watching Bill Murray try to become a better person. A lesson we could all use.RELATED: Netflix Has Officially Purchased the Historic Egyptian Theatre in HollywoodStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSCoronavirusCOVID-19Drive-InMission Tiki Drive-InVineland Drive-InPrevious articleWoman Photographed Pretending to Put Up Plywood in Santa Monica Has Reportedly Been CannedNext articleJackie Lacey Rejects Calls to Keep Police Union Money Out of DA CampaignsChris Nichols RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORL.A. Restaurants Are Dealing with a Major Labor Shortage—What’s the Issue?How Real Is the Threat of an Eviction Crisis in L.A. County?Updated! All of L.A.’s Outdoor Movie Nights and Pop-Up Drive-Inslast_img read more

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News / Rationalisation the driver for Hamburg Sud’s CCNI acquisition

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 28/07/2014 Rationalisation is the driver of Hamburg Sud’s announced preliminary agreement for the acquisition of the container liner activities of the 28th-ranked Chilean carrier CCNI, which it says will entail the integration of the Latin American liner services of the Urenda family-owned, Grupo Empressa Navieras subsidiary into its own network.Indeed, in its 2013 annual operational report the family-owned Oetker Group liner company complained of “rate pressures” on the Asia-South America trade lanes where CCNI currently operates 12 5,550-6,500teu ships (in co-operation with its partners) on its weekly China Express Service (CEX), and 10 5,500teu vessels on its Asia Express Service (NAX).Subject to due diligence and the approval by regulators Hamburg Sud says that it hopes to close the reported $160m deal by 31 December 2014 which it said will result in the “merging of the dedicated and experienced workforce” of the two companies.Back in April CCNI president and chairman Beltran Urenda Salamanca said it was talking to other carriers and admitted that one of those was Hamburg Sud. And commenting on the parlous state of the container liner industry he said at the time: “We have come to the conclusion that the future is to get associated or die.”Following the ill-fated engagement between Hamburg Sud and compatriot Hapag-Lloyd, the latter moved on to acquire the container activities of Chile’s largest carrier CSAV which on the expected completion at the year-end will propel the “new” Hapag-Lloyd above Evergreen to 4th in the carrier rankings.In comparison, Hamburg Sud’s deal is much smaller and by adding CCNI’s current 60,000teu capacity to its own nominal 500,000teu the German carrier will overtake NYK and OOCL to become the 11th biggest container line.However, the agreement also includes the 12-year charter of four 9,300teu ships currently under construction by HHIC in the Philippines, which formed part of CCNI’s upgrade plans for its Chinese services and are stemmed for delivery late 2014 and early 2015.Moreover, Hapag-Lloyd must wrestle with a legacy of losses from its own operation and that of CSAV which saw the liners post a combined net loss of $232m in the first quarter of the year following the red ink spilled in 2013.In contrast although CCNI saw its profits tumble in 2013 to $160,000, from the $9.2m of the previous year, it was among the few container lines that actually made a positive return last year.Hamburg Sud does not report its full financial results but said in its 2013 overview that it was “doing well under difficult business conditions” reporting a 3.9% decline in its turnover to $5.3bn against a 1.1% increase in its liftings at 3.3m teu.And 2014 seems to be proving an even more challenging year for Hamburg Sud. Not only are its Asia-South America services under freight rate pressure, but its services between Europe and Latin America are also being squeezed due to lower demand.In today’s Container Insight Weekly, Drewry Maritime Research  reports that cargo from Europe to the East Coast of South America continued its decline in May, reaching just 66,000teu – 8% below April’s total, which was in turn 9% below the March high of 79,000teu.Drewry said that carriers were also hit by declining cargo volumes from the east coast of South America back to Europe, with liftings down to 64,000teu in May compared to 65,000teu and 69,000teu for April and March respectively.last_img read more

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EPA nominee Scott Pruitt was hammered for his answer on lead poisoning. But he has a good point

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Politics Tags Congresspediatricspolicypublic health GET STARTED By Rebecca Robbins Jan. 18, 2017 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. EPA nominee Scott Pruitt was hammered for his answer on lead poisoning. But he has a good point What is it? Log In | Learn More What’s included? Scott Pruitt, nominated to head the EPA in the Trump administration, at his confirmation hearing. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general picked by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, immediately drew blowback during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday for saying that he “hasn’t looked into the scientific research” on precisely how much lead exposure is unsafe for children.Critics slammed Pruitt’s response as an uninformed and dangerously naive perspective on a critical environmental health issue. But, in fact, Pruitt’s not alone in his uncertainty on this question. There’s an ongoing debate among scientists and regulators about how much lead is too much for kids to have in their bodies. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDlast_img read more

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Chandon Debuts the First Sip of Summer with Naturally Delicious Garden…

first_imgTwitter Email Pinterest Share ReddIt Previous articleStrategic International Restaurant Development: From Concept to Production Next articleNapa County Farm Bureau Celebrates 108th Birthday Press Release Facebook Linkedin AdvertisementCHANDON Enters Luxury Spritz Category With Elevated Blend of Exceptional Argentinian Sparkling Wine and Handcrafted Orange Bitter LiqueurNapa Valley, CA, May 2021 – CHANDON, makers of exceptional sparkling wines from unexpected lands across the globe, is excited to announce its first foray into a new category of luxurious ‘ready-to-drink’ sparkling aperitifs with the debut of the CHANDON Garden Spritz. A naturally delicious balance of bubbles, bitters, and botanicals with no artificial flavors or colors, CHANDON Garden Spritz takes CHANDON’s exceptional sparkling wine and adds a unique and sophisticated twist: a delectable house-made ‘Garden liqueur’ authentically handcrafted by CHANDON’s winemaking team in Argentina using locally sourced, handpicked Valencia oranges, fresh herbs, and spices. Ready to serve and share immediately upon popping the cork – ideally chilled over ice with a sliver of fresh orange and a sprig of rosemary – CHANDON Garden Spritz is the perfect first sip of summer for those seeking a masterfully crafted and refined spritz. “The CHANDON Garden Spritz is a natural extension of the pioneering spirit embedded in CHANDON’s DNA since its founding in Argentina in 1959. We spent four years studying oranges as if they were wine grapes and finally mastered a perfectly authentic, naturally delicious spritz,” says Ana Paula Bartolucci, winemaker at CHANDON Argentina and creator of the CHANDON Garden Spritz. “The CHANDON Garden Spritz is truly summer in a bottle.” Handcrafted in Mendoza, Argentina, by CHANDON crew of winemakers, CHANDON Garden Spritz was inspired by the well-known Argentinian penchant for the moreish bitter flavors of yerba maté and Fernet – aromas known for tantalizing the palate. Using zest and peels from 2.5 tons of local oranges, all handpicked fresh before becoming imbued with rarefied botanicals, the resulting ‘Garden liqueur” is then blended with premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Semillon grapes from the CHANDON estate, yielding a perfect pairing of bubbles and bitters in one refreshing sip. “CHANDON has a community of winemakers across Argentina, California, Brazil, Australia, China and India, making CHANDON the largest sparkling vineyard worldwide and the only domain on which the sun never sets.” says CHANDON winemaker Pauline Lhote. “We are excited to add this Argentinian born bottle to our portfolio and hope that the CHANDON Garden Spritz opens a world of possibility for CHANDON across our domains.” In addition to an unwavering commitment to quality, sustainability continues to be at the forefront of all of CHANDON’s sparkling winemaking, including the new CHANDON Garden Spritz. Crafted with ripe Valencia oranges from a pesticide-free, sustainable family farm in Entre Rios, northeastern Argentina, CHANDON Garden Spritz was made with no artificial flavors or colorants. 100 percent of the juice extracted from the oranges was distributed to four nearby schools, serving more than 300 children in the local community during the peeling season. Five tons of orange waste – including seeds, peels and pulp – were used for compost in CHANDON’s sustainably-farmed vineyards.  CHANDON Garden Spritz can be found on shelves at retailers nationwide beginning May 2021 and retails at MSRP $20.99.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Chandon Debuts the First Sip of Summer with Naturally Delicious Garden Spritz…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessChandon Debuts the First Sip of Summer with Naturally Delicious Garden Spritz InnovationBy Press Release – May 3, 2021 265 0 TAGSChandon last_img read more

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Moore, Na co-lead CIMB through 54

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Defending champion Ryan Moore will draw on the experience of last year’s narrow victory when he enters the final round of the CIMB Classic on Sunday tied for the lead with Kevin Na. Both Americans shot rounds of 5-under 67 on Saturday. Moore had seven birdies against two bogeys while Na had a bogey-free round with five birdies to move to 12-under 204 in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour event at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. They were a shot clear of the field’s top-ranked player Sergio Garcia, who repeatedly scrambled from difficult situations to salvage pars on the back nine and finished with a round of 68. Garcia was level on 11-under with second-round leader Billy Hurley III who had a 71 on a day that included a 2-1/2 hour rain delay. They had a two-shot break on the next group of four players at 9-under: American trio Gary Woodland (66) – last year’s runner-up – Kevin Chappell (70) and Kevin Streelman (71) plus South Korea’s Sang-moon Bae (68). Moore said last year’s playoff victory over Woodland gave him the belief that he can do it again Sunday and become the first player to defend a PGA Tour title since Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2012 and 2013. ”It can only be a positive,” Moore said. ”I’ve been here and done it on this course, so that should give me that little extra confidence going into tomorrow.” Na has one previous PGA Tour title win, at the Shriners’ International Hospitals for Children Open in 2011. He pulled out of that same event last month due to illness and a back injury, but has shown no sign of discomfort here. He does have a previous tournament win in Malaysia on his resume, taking out the Volvo Masters of Asia as an 18-year-old in 2002. Na forecast that 17-under should be enough to win the tournament, but faces stiff competition in a tightly-packed field of leaders. ”Sergio, Ryan Moore, Kevin Streelman, Chappell – any of those guys can get out there and play well,” Na said. ”You can’t set yourself an opponent, you have to play the golf course.” Neither leader has a great record at defending leads on the final day. Moore has led or been tied for the lead five times previously, converting into wins twice while missing out three times, including the Travelers Championship earlier this year. Na has been in that situation three times before and the Shriners’ was his sole victory. Garcia has the edge on both for experience of title showdowns and kept himself in contention again with some impressive scrambling. The Spaniard repeatedly found trouble off the tee, twice having to take penalty strokes yet salvaging par. ”I’m not trying to hit shots like that but sometimes it happens,” Garcia said. ”After the rain, the greens were much slower, and I three-putted on 11 for bogey and then I made some nice saves.” The round of the day belonged to Brendon De Jonge, who had a 7-under 65 to move within four shots of the lead. The Zimbabwean lost the playoff at last week’s McGladrey Classic. Former top-ranked Lee Westwood was hurt most by the rain delay. He was in contention at 9-under when the course was cleared for a thunderstorm, but had four bogeys in eight holes after the resumption. Each of the first three days have had long delays due to storms, and more are expected Sunday, with a potentially critical effect on the title contenders. ”It’s tough on all of us, starting and stopping,” Moore said. ”It’s like another round of golf. You are starting again and you don’t have that rhythm and momentum of your round.”last_img read more

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GRIZ GRIT: How You Play the Game

first_imgI could have waited to write this column after the Little League World Series Championship game but what the youngsters from Billings have accomplished in Williamsport, Penn. will not be enhanced or diminished by whether they win the chipper. This group of All Stars made an improbable run through the regionals at San Bernardino, Calif. and then have done the unthinkable by sending sportswriters scrambling for story lines about a group of youngsters that simply epitomize the way we think of things in Big Sky Country. They represent the rule, not the exception. They’re a team – read that again – a team, that cares about basics, execution and heart and have risen to the heights of a prestigious national event against a variety of odds, the biggest of which might be the fact that there is not a star player among them. Sure they’re all stars at this point but time has shown that mostly because of the weather and the lack of varsity baseball in high school, there are just few Montana youngsters who progress to the Division-I level of baseball. There are even fewer who make it to the “bigs.” Although one has to remember the late Dave McNally and Jeff Ballard were Major League pitchers who began their baseball careers in the Magic City. But in these days of sports controversy, wasn’t it refreshing to see a David vs. Goliath matchup where a bunch of kids say the right thing during interviews, credit their teammates and their opponents and make clear they think they can “play,” not necessarily beat, anybody in the field? They now will be personified as the Butler of Little League baseball. Now, mind you, the Little League World Series has had its share of controversy over the years with falsified birth certificates and pitchers who appeared to easily be a foot-plus taller than the minions they were tossing pitches past. But it might be as close as we can get to pure amateur competition these days. And maybe the placard that showed up on Facebook meant the most to me. It depicts a Griz and Cat emblem followed by, “We Are Montana” in support of Big Sky Little League. That feeling was further illustrated to me just this week when Dan Ogden’s mother, Lynne Rider, approached me at a Lakeside eatery to first tell me she enjoyed my play-by-play, but also to update me on her son, an All-Conference Bobcat defensive end from Kalispell, who opted to complete his education in Bozeman rather than pursue a play-for-pay position. We are, after all, pure at heart Montanans. We take pride in where we live, how we live and who we are and truly are passionate and protective about our beliefs and, of course, our teams. This group of Billings youngsters represent what is best about Montana and gives us a reason for even a non-sports fan to talk about their success. My grandson, Christopher Landers, is their players’ age, lives in Billings and, like all of us, is living vicariously through their successes. After all, so much of what kids become is shaped by those young sports and extra-curricular experiences, like cheering for a group of pre-teens who instead of going back to school are performing on the national stage. They deserve more than just their 15 minutes of fame. Thank you for the purity and respect you have shown my favorite game. And as famed sportswriter Grantland Rice once said – “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

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Two men injured in shooting in Derry

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Two men injured in shooting in Derry WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – February 7, 2021 Previous articleLarge-scale Covid-19 vaccination centres to be set up across countryNext articleRonan Curtis stars in late Portsmouth comeback News Highland center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook Two men have been injured in a shooting in Derry.Both have been brought to hospital after they were shot in the legs in the Creggan area last night.The shooting happened at the Rinmore Drive area of Derry shortly after half past six yesterday evening.Two men were shot and received gunshot wounds to their legs – both men in their 40s and 30s have been taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries.Police in the North were called to the scene and say an investigation is underway.They say this reckless, brutal shooting incident has not only caused great distress to the local community, but has added two casualties to hospital, and created further stress to the local health services who are dealing with the pandemic.Officers are asking witnesses to come forward.There has been widespread condemnation following last night’s shooting in Creggan.Sinn Fein MLA Karen Mullan says with the health service already stretched in the North, it’s the last thing the people of Derry want to see:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/KarenMullanshooting1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

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DUP MLa says police admit they got policing of republican funeral wrong

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 By admin – July 21, 2015 DUP MLa says police admit they got policing of republican funeral wrong Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Previous article€920,000 in funding for Donegal harboursNext articleFormats approved for new Donegal League season admin Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A DUP MLA has claimed that police have admitted to him that they got it wrong over their handling of the funeral of Peggy O’Hara.Up to 100 men and women in paramilitary uniforms formed a guard of honour as the cortège of the 86-year-old mother of hunger striker Patsy O’Hara made its way through Derry to the City Cemetery on Saturday.After the display and earlier firing of shots over the coffin, unionist politicians reacted with fury, demanding to know why the police presence at Saturday’s funeral consisted of one Land Rover with a camera.Foyle MLA Gary Middleton met with police yesterday, and he says they admitted that the policing operation should have been done differently:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/gmidd.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebooklast_img read more

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Ulster History Circle to erect blue plaques in Derry and Strabane

first_img Previous article36 patients awaiting admission at LUH this morningNext articleFour arrested in connection with shooting incident in Derry last month News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – April 28, 2017 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews HISTORY CIRCLE PLAQUE LAUNCH. . . .Group pictured at the Tower Museum, Derry on Thursday morning for the launch of the Ulster History Circle Plaque. From left are Chris Spurr, Chair, Ulster History Circle, Pat MacCafferty, Speaker, Roisin Doherty, Curator, Tower Museum and Maud Hamill, Ulster History Circle.A number of historic figures with links to Derry and Strabane are to be honoured with blue plaques.The Ulster History Circle has reached agreement with Derry City and Strabane District Council to back a five year plan for the erection of Blue Plaques in the area.At the launch in the Tower Museum this week, of six candidates were presented for special recognition on plaques.They are Francis Ledwidge, the poet and soldier, killed in action in 1917. Ledwidge was stationed for six months during 1916 in Ebrington Barracks with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.Annie Russell Maunder, a pioneering Irish astronomer and mathematician, who was born in Strabane, is also being recognised.The circle is also honoring a number of figres renowned for their contribution to music. Mrs E.H. O’Doherty, founder of the Féis Dhoíre Cholmcílle in the city; Brigadier General Ambrose Ricardo, who cofounded the Féis and Dorothy Parke, a teacher and composer whose pieces are still performed at the Féis.The sixth person listed was Mabel Remington Colhoun, an Archaeologist, historian and educationalist, who will be honoured in the Tower Museum.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Ulster History Circle to erect blue plaques in Derry and Strabane Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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