Economy: Recruitment market by sector: Hospitality

first_imgThe hospitality industry is still struggling to recover from the aftermathof the foot and mouth disease and the global downturn following the terroristattacks of 11 September. During the first quarter of 2002, output of the hospitality sector decreasedby 2%. The volume of business currently stands some 7% lower than the peakachieved in 1999. The hotel sector is still in the doldrums, suffering from weak overseasdemand, a downturn in domestic commercial activity and only a modest revival inconsumer bookings. Overall, spending in hotels fell to £10.5bn in 2001, adecline of nearly 5%. This downward trend continued into 2002. According to PKF’s latest figures, occupancy in the regions was 67.7%, a2.7% fall on March 2001. In London, occupancy dipped by 4% to 74.5%, down from77.5% for the same period last year. Compounding the gloom average room rates are reported to have fallen by 4.3%in the regions to £60.27 and by 13.5% to £101.96 in London. By contrast, the restaurant sector fared much better in 2001, with incomerising to £18.1bn, an increase of nearly 12%. Demand was particularly strong inthe second half of the year, and this trend looks set to continue into thefirst half of 2002, assisted by a buoyant household sector. The commercial catering sector also enjoyed strong growth in 2001, withrevenues rising by nearly 19%. Similarly, spending in bars was also relativelybuoyant with revenues rising by 5% in 2001 to £19.2 billion. The broader trends in the hospitality market are reflected in the fortunesof companies within the sector. The Hilton Hotels Corporation reported a dramatic 38% decline in firstquarter income, but noted an improving trend, and some optimism about thefuture. Thistle Hotels saw a 14% fall in turnover and occupancy was flat, but theaverage room rate had fallen 12%. Jarvis Hotels has posted a 49% decline in profits for the year. On a more optimistic note, the Whitbread hotel and leisure group saw firstquarter like-for-like sales up 6.3% in Travel Inn, and 3.1% at its Beefeaterrestaurants. JD Wetherspoon saw like-for-like sales in the 39 weeks to April 28 rise by5.4%, with total sales up 25% to £438.1m. The holiday industry is also recovering from the end-of-year slump. First Choice Holidays said its first-half losses would be greater than lastyear, but it has seen a strong recovery in its mainstream business. The trend is bucked by Mytravel, previously Airtours, which has a millionunsold holidays. Some analysts believe the change of name has confusedconsumers and sent them elsewhere. Holidaybreak, the travel group, saw the drop in demand for its adventureholidays compensated for by the strength of its camping and hotel breaksbusinesses. Within entertainment, Power Leisure, the Irish bookmaker that trades asPaddy Power, reported a leap of 68% in turnover for the 15 weeks to April 16.Its betting shops turnover was up by 42%, and its telephone and onlinedivisions rose by almost 300%. Holmes Place, the upmarket health and fitness club operator, reported flatlike-for-like sales in its mature clubs, due to an increasingly competitiveenvironment. Related posts:No related photos. Economy: Recruitment market by sector: HospitalityOn 3 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

Scoreboard roundup — 01/28/21

first_imgJanuary 29, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 01/28/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONHouston 104, Portland 101Detroit 107, L.A. Lakers 92L.A. Clippers 109, Miami 105Phoenix 114, Golden State 93NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 4, Pittsburgh 1Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 1Carolina 1, Tampa Bay 0 (OT)Washington 6, NY Islanders 3 NY Rangers 3, Buffalo 2 (OT)Columbus 3, Florida 2 (SO)Montreal 4, Calgary 2Minnesota 5, Los Angeles 3Final Dallas 7, Detroit 3Colorado 3, San Jose 0Arizona 3, Anaheim 2Vancouver 4, Ottawa 1Toronto 4, Edmonton 3St. Louis at Vegas (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 90, San Diego 62Houston 83, Tulane 60Kansas 59, TCU 51Villanova at UConn (Postponed)Oregon at (23)UCLA (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img

UK’s first café pre-order app launched

first_imgThe UK’s first iPhone app for drinks pre-ordering has been launched by independent coffee shop Urban Coffee Company (UCC).The app allows consumers to pre-order their teas and coffees, so they are ready by the time they arrive at the shop, therefore cutting down on queueing time. Although cost is one of the main barriers to developing apps, this one was created for the firm for free by a software deve-loper and UCC regular, Scott James Remnant.”We believe this is the first coffee ordering app in the UK,” said UCC founder Simon Jenner. “Our customers are a tech-savvy bunch and, from day one, we’ve used social media such as Twitter to communicate with them. With that in mind, creating an iPhone app seemed like a logical step to take.”In the three weeks following the app becoming available via the iTunes store, 200 users had downloaded it, and over 100 orders had been placed via the app.l See pages 22-23 for a feature article on apps.last_img

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Announce 3-Night Spring Run

first_imgOn Tuesday, former Grateful Dead keyboardist Bruce Hornsby announced an upcoming three-night run of shows throughout the Northeast with his Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers outfit.The six-piece ensemble will open their brief concert run with a show at Boston, MA’s The Wilbur on Thursday, April 25th, followed by a show at Ridgefield, CT’s Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 26th, before bringing the jaunt to a close with a stop at Kingston, NY’s Ulster County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 27th.Hornsby’s only other currently-scheduled performance is an appearance at BeachLife Festival, Redondo Beach, CA’s inaugural “first-of-its-kind coastal event” in early May. The festival will also feature scheduled performances from Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Brian Wilson with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin, Willie Nelson & Family, Ziggy Marley, As The Crow Flies, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Slightly Stoopid, Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, Donavon Frankenreiter, Keller Williams Grateful Grass and many more.A fan pre-sale for Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers’ upcoming shows begins this Thursday, February 14th at 10 a.m. EST here (no code needed). Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. EST.last_img

Oneonta man arrested for sex-related charges with 2 minors

first_imgONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities say an Oneonta man was arrested for inappropriately touching two minors on Friday.  Officials say Gregory is accused of inappropriately touching one victim on two different occasions and the other victim once. Three counts of forcible touching, a misdemeanorThree counts of sexual abuse, 3rd degree, a misdemeanorTwo counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor  The New York State Police Department says 48-year-old Robert B. Gregory was charged with the following:center_img They say Gregory was arrested in the town of Oneonta and transported to State Police Oneonta for processing. Police say he was virtually arraigned and remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond. The judge issued orders of protection to each victim. They say an investigation started when the parents of two victims under the age of 17 contacted New York State Police. An investigation revealed that Gregory made inappropriate sexual comments and forcibly touched intimate parts of the victims without their consent.last_img

Governor Wolf Announces 45 Multimodal Transportation Projects to Benefit 22 Counties

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 08, 2018 Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.“Our multimodal investments support important projects that help residents and local economies,” said Governor Wolf. “We are making possible improvements that will bring significant benefits to these communities.”The $41.5 million investment follows PennDOT’s evaluation of 222 applications requesting more than $241 million. The department made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.PennDOT will open the next round of Multimodal Transportation Fund applications on February 26, 2018, with applications due on March 30, 2018.For more information about the program, including the application form, visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.The list of approved projects includes:Allegheny County:Sharpsburg Borough — $1.5 million to reconstruct 19th Street to the Riverfront 47 development, including intersection upgrades, signal installation, overpass and retaining wall removal, retaining wall construction, 19th Street reconstruction.Bellevue Borough — $315,000 for improvements to the West Riverview Avenue retaining wall that will eliminate emergency access safety issues and traffic flow inefficiencies that exist currently due to a partial road closure resulting from the collapse of a portion of the retaining wall.Borough of Brentwood — $65,000 for the improvement of approximately 18,000 square feet of sidewalks.Homestead Borough — $100,000 for a one-mile trail and bike park to connect to the Great Allegheny Passage Bicycle Trail along Waterfront Drive enabling safe access to “The Avenues” Business District, which spans three municipalities (West Homestead, Homestead, and Munhall).Borough of Castle Shannon — $1.6 million to create linkages between the three transit stations in Castle Shannon (Shannon, Willow, and Arlington) as well as the Shannon Transit Village transit-oriented development (TOD). The project will improve conditions surrounding the new TOD with new lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, improved sidewalk connections, crosswalks and more.Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer — $500,000 for transportation improvements that will support the Montour Junction Sports & Athletic Complex that will provide safe access for bicycles, buses, and pedestrians.McKees Rocks Harbor Services, LLC — $638,015 for construction a 12-barge fleeting area 300 feet upstream of the new dock at McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises (MRIE), which has doubled the capacity of MRIE’s existing dock.Metalico Pittsburgh, Inc. — $400,000 for dock rehabilitation, including the installation of approximately 225 linear feet of sheet pile wall, which will repair the dock to allow for river barge loading capabilities for another 20 years.Berks County: Berks County Industrial Development Authority — $700,000 for intersection improvements at Aviation Road and Route 183 to support an industrial park that will create 500-600 jobs.Bucks County:Bristol Borough — $572,307 to support replacing a decommissioned bridge along Maple Beach Road to provide safe access to Maple Beach, the borough’s wastewater treatment facility, and one of Pennsylvania’s only freshwater tidal marshes.Lifequest — $1.5 million to widen Route 663 going into Route 309 and add a new mile-long pedestrian/bicycle pathway.Cambria County:University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – $500,000 to construct a trail and sidewalk to improve the pedestrian connection between the 8,000 people at the university, Penn Highlands Community College, and the Richland School District.Portage Borough — $440,905 for the second phase of a multi-phase streetscape program to establish pedestrian connectivity and improve pedestrian safety through installation of new lighting, sidewalk connections, crosswalks, and signs.Chester County: Borough of Phoenixville – nearly $1.3 million for reconstruction and extension of Ashburn Road 0.34 miles from where Ashburn Road ends to Township Line Road.Fair Share Properties, LP — $750,000 to construct a new connector road and pedestrian/bicycle path which will enhance the safety read more

British Airways wing clips S Africa OR Tambo airport building

first_imgInternationalLifestylePrintTravel British Airways wing clips S Africa OR Tambo airport building by: – December 23, 2013 53 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet The wing of the Boeing 747 is seen wedged in the airport buildingA plane carrying more than 200 people has struck an office building while preparing to take off from the South African city of Johannesburg.The British Airways flight to London was taxiing at OR Tambo International Airport when its right wing hit the building, injuring four people inside.Images show the wing of the Boeing 747 wedged in the structure.South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority said the aircraft had travelled down a taxi-way that was too narrow for it.The incident involving the Boeing 747-400 happened late on Sunday.The plane’s jet engines are visible in a second photo taken by a passengerThe control tower “told them to take one taxi-way and they took another one. They took a wrong one,” said aviation authority spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu.Passenger John Hart told the BBC: “We were just taxiing along and then boom!”He said the captain described it as a “little incident” but everyone on the right-hand side of the plane could see what had really happened.None of those on board was injured but four ground staff in the building were hurt.“They sustained slight injuries and are fine,” a spokesperson for Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) told Eyewitness News.Mr Hart said the passengers were allowed to leave the plane after about an hour but because of the fuel spillage they had still not been able to reclaim their luggage.The aircraft has since been moved and operations have not been disrupted, ACSA says.In a statement to the BBC, British Airways said all 182 passengers were provided with hotel accommodation and alternative flights are being arranged.BA said an investigation was under way and that it was “giving our assistance to the independent South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)”.BBC Newslast_img

Restos assure customers it’s safe to dine-in

first_imgMary Ann Darroca-Matiling, corporate secretary of IHRRA and owner of Cafe Gloria by Villa Darroca in Villa, Arevalo district, said that health protocols are all now in place.  IHRRA together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 6 and Department of Health (DOH) in Region 6 has assured that costumers need not to worry about dine-in services in fast food chains and restaurants in the metro. * Wearing of facemask before entering MGCQ is the lowest form of community quarantine enforced by the government./PN * Checking body temperature using thermal scanner * Regular sanitation of high contact areas and surfaces “You just need have to follow all the protocols and implement these. The consumers when they go out, they know that they are safe because we have set protocol together with DTI and DOT,” Matiling said. * Requiring dine-in customers to fill-up health declaration cardcenter_img Matiling said that since June 1 when Iloilo City was placed under modified general community quarantine, restaurants especially, the 70 members of the IHRRA, reopened for dine-in services. These guidelines were the following: During the meeting, the group decided to come up uniform protocols. IHRRA with DTI and DOT recently conducted a consultative meeting in rolling out protocols and safety measures to protect customers and employees. Iloilo City is currently under an extended modified general community quarantine. ILOILO City – Is it safe to dine in at restaurants? Yes, of course, according to the Iloilo Hotel Restaurants & Resorts Association (IHRRA).last_img

Ripley health officials promote tobacco free living Thursday

(Image: quit.com)VERSAILLES, Ind. – Communities across the nation are recognizing Great American Smokeout (GASO) today, a national initiative to promote being tobacco free.GASO was organized to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.The Ripley County Health Department is hosting a GASO event at the Ripley County Courthouse annex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.mAll county residents are invited to the event.State health officials say approximately 22 percent of Indiana adults smoke which has decreased significantly since 2011. However, Indiana’s smoking rate remains among the highest in the nation with over one million adult smokers.“We know through survey data that about 80 percent of smokers want to quit,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.“The Great American Smokeout challenge is really about taking a stand against big tobacco, nicotine addiction and the devastating health effects of tobacco use. Once you prove you can put down cigarettes and other tobacco products for an entire day, you’re already on your way to successfully quitting.”

EPL: West Ham wallop, relegate Norwich

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Norwich are the first team to be relegated from the Premier League after a 4-0 defeat to West Ham.West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio scored all four goals as Norwich dropped out of the Premier League after a meek 4-0 defeat at Carrow Road. The result saw Daniel Farke’s side became the first team to lose their top-flight status this season and gave the Hammers’ own survival chances and enormous boost.Norwich were already six points adrift at the foot of the table before the coronavirus pandemic, and their form since the restart took a turn for the worse.Five successive league defeats followed, in which last season’s Championship winners could only manage to score once.Antonio’s two goals in the first half put an end to Norwich’s already slim hopes of survival, but West Ham’s emphatic victory was sealed when he struck twice in the second period to become the first Hammers player to net four in a Premier League game.Norwich had needed their first win in the league since February to avoid relegation, but fell short from the start against the London club who were 10 points better off than the Canaries at the start of the game. Troy Deeney converted two penalties as Watford came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1 and give their fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League a huge boost on Saturday.Watford moved six points clear of the relegation zone, having played a game more than third-to-last Bournemouth.With Norwich’s relegation confirmed the two other teams in the drop zone – Aston Villa and Bournemouth – without a win since the restart last month, Watford look safe from the drop.Dwight Gayle put Newcastle ahead in the 23rd minute with a close-range finish from a corner, before Deeney rescued Watford with his first goals since the restart.Both came in the second half and both were shots smashed down the middle from the penalty spot. The first came in the 52nd after Kiko Femenia was fouled by Matt Ritchie, and the second was in the 82nd after Ismaila Sarr was brought down by Javier Manquillo.Tags: Daniel FarkeMichail AntonioNorwichPremier LeagueWest Ham Unitedlast_img