Nancy’s: South Donegal pub still in business seven generations later

first_imgOne of Donegal’s well-loved watering holes has revealed how they have kept the Donegal pub in action for over 200 years. Jenny McHugh, one of Charles and Ann McHugh’s seven children, five of whom oversee the day-to-day management spoke to Thinkbusiness.ie about how the business has survived through boom times and recession, the business successfully adapting to massive cultural shifts.McHugh acknowledged the bar has been quieter due to a change in drinking habits, but emphasises the importance of creativity, moving with the times and keeping quality and customer experience consistent. “At the moment, the seventh and eighth generations of the Mc Hugh family are running Nancy’s. Charlie, our Dad, is one of a family of five born upstairs,” McHugh said.“Of his seven children, five of us work here, two in the bar, two in the kitchen and one in the office. Even though the other two live abroad, they are both in the same trade. Growing up here has impacted us massively and keeping the business in the family is really important to us.“All seven of us worked in Nancy’s part-time as teenagers, no one had a choice! We fell into whatever roles that suited us best, either in the bar or the kitchen.“You found where your strength was. My brother Daniel went to train as a chef and became head chef in Nancy’s, my other brother Connor and I ended up doing the bar, my sister Suzi also works in the kitchen and my sister Lauren does all the baking and the bookkeeping.” The south Donegal premises has evolved massively over the last five decades, something McHugh attributes to changes in the drinking culture.“In the 60s, 70s, and early 80s, there was a big drinking culture. Lots of tourists came from all over, particularly people from the north of Ireland, English and Americans. It was really busy.“In the 80s, our grandmother started serving burgers. They were called Deadlies – the burger came prepacked in a plastic bag, you put it in the microwave for two minutes, if you ate it straight away, it was fine but if you left it until it got cold, it looked and tasted like rubber. That was the first introduction of food here.“Later in the 80s our mum, Ann, took over the food. She carried on serving burgers but started making real ones. She had a very limited but consistent menu; oysters, smoked salmon, prawns and roll mop herring.“The food has gone from strength to strength in the last 40 years, it has become what Nancy’s is best known for. We are very proud of the tradition of our family business, the heritage and the length of time it’s been in the family are important but it’s the food that has made its mark. “If the bar was only open for drink, we wouldn’t be open anymore. The drinking culture has changed so much. We made a bigger deal about the food. The menu has been expanded.“Mum believes and has always instilled in us that consistency is the key. If someone comes in for a chowder today, they get the same chowder in a year’s time.”Read the full story here: https://www.thinkbusiness.ie/articles/nancys-bar-how-a-family-business-survived-7-generations/Nancy’s: South Donegal pub still in business seven generations later was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

South Africa supports gender equality in media

first_img9 December 2015Consensus on how all media, including online, can play a vital role in encouraging more gender equality and understanding not only in the global media but also in promoting general social cohesion by the year 2030, is the aim of the first General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Global Alliance on Media and Gender (Gamag).Gamag is a global movement to promote gender equality in and through the media.The First GAMAG General Assembly will take place on 9 – 10 December in Geneva. @UNESCO #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/8cnrJn63ql— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 29, 2015The South African team will be led by the acting director-general of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Johannes Rantete. The team will join other global government media departments, as well as private media organisations, civil society and media academics in Geneva from 8 to 10 December to discuss practical ways to achieve the desired outcomes.South Africa would use the platform to encourage media houses across the world to involve women in the sourcing, production, delivery, analysis and broadcasting of news to create a global media that better reflected the voices and interests of women, said GCIS.The objectives of Gamag align closely with the aims of the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 to actively encourage gender equality through job creation, education and social and health welfare.The Gamag assembly takes place during 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.Topics to be discussed in presentations and roundtables include the structure and details for a global development co-operation framework on gender and media. The gathering will also look at the effect and importance of the relationship between emerging online media and youth in achieving the goals of Gamag.Also under discussion will be gender and media as a business and development model, and the strategic link between policy and research on gender and media.An International Development Co-operation meeting will precede the Gamag gathering, hoping to outline and provide useful indicators on the direction of supporting, enabling and financing gender equality in and through the media.Both events will aim to provide a platform for dialogue and establish an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media.According to Unesco and Gamag, the conference objectives include initiating processes to:Expand the mandate and reach of key stakeholders to promote gender equality through the design of an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media that can give support to actions at the national, regional and global levels – in particular the activities of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender;Recognise the critical area of concern of the Beijing Declaration, the resolution adopted by the UN in 1995 to promulgate a set of global principles concerning the equality of men and women;Analyse and discuss the declaration’s Platform for Action, as well as the Women and the Media Diagnosis element of the declaration as central to all other critical areas of concern, in order to endorse and build Gamag as a mechanism to accelerate implementation and systematic follow-up; and,Encourage commitment to mainstream or strengthen gender and media objectives in the programmes and budgets of the development partners as well as through their communication strategies of their own media services.Millennium and Sustainable development goalsThe Gamag assembly is an answer to the call for global partnerships as stated in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 8. Also, the mission statement of the conference resonates with the proposed Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17. These are to target 10 concerning measures to promote public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, as well as strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development by the year 2030.Addis Ababa Action AgendaThe Gamag meeting will also seek to advance the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.Women are underrepresented in media staffing at all levels. This is fact, but we must change it. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/Xc78Ls0OeT— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 30, 2015Decades of research has shown that despite many advancements in gender equality, there remains much work to be done. “Women remain consistently under- represented in media staffing at all levels, in particular in executive decision- making and technical areas, and [are] often misrepresented in editorial content,” GCIS said in a statement about the meeting.The South African government holds that women are under-represented in media regulatory and professional organisations. It is determined to help the media, traditional and emerging, to promote women’s full participation in the industry. “Media houses and government communications wings have [the] potential to promote editorial policies in favour of gender equality in media content, eliminating stereotypes and portraying a fair representation of men and women.”GCIS highlighted the need to bring more online access to women in general, around the world, allowing them a voice to speak about what mattered most to them, including health issues, human rights promotion and overall gender equality. In addition to allowing them the platforms to speak, the media, GCIS said, should offer women the information needed to promote their participation in every aspect of life and in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.“Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage and in all subject segments, including news on war and peace making, finance, science, technology and politics.”Ultimately, GCIS concluded, the media, working together with governments, the private sector and academia, “must enable time or space for women to express themselves and promote coverage and awareness of gender equality in work, working conditions, and property rights. A high priority [is] the situation of women in conflict zones, as well as violence against women.”Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/xtfoBfHScH— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) December 2, 2015Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

What You Need to Know about 3D Technology & Vision Problems

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags: #Analysis#Multimedia#news#NYT#Real World#Trends#Video Services#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Apparently, viewing 3D images, even the glasses-free kind, can negatively impact the vision development in small children. According to a report from The Wall St. Journal, both Nintendo and Toshiba have recently issued warnings about the vision damage that could occur when children under six view 3D video images. To quote, Toshiba’s warning says that “due to the possibility of impact on vision development, viewers of 3D video images should be aged 6 or older.”?Outside the U.S., a Japanese 3D consortium with members like Samsung and LG for example, has issued similar warnings, the WSJ reported.That sounds serious, right?Engadget recently downplayed the dangers though, specifically referencing Nintendo CEO Reggie Fils-Aime’s statement from six months prior that his company’s warning is only in place because children, especially young children, have eyes that are not fully-formed. In other words, it’s no big deal.But the warnings, you should know, aren’t just your run-of-the-mill precautions (do not eat silica gel packets, do not leave child alone with plastic bag) – they’re based on the recommendations of an electronics industry group’s recommendations, Toshiba says. The company’s TV marketing chief, Yuji Motomura declined to tell the WSJ which one, however.We think we may have an idea. The unnamed group could be the well-known 3D@Home Consortium, especially considering it recently held a meeting on an oddly related topic: using 3D to diagnose vision problems in young children.Wait: 3D Identifies Vision Problems in Children? Doesn’t Cause It? 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App sarah perez This early research has clearly resulted in the “recommendations” to warn against 3D viewing by small children by the hardware manufacturers like Toshiba, we would guess, as it’s believed that these types of problems fade as children age. (Dr. Powers notes that it’s expected that children will “differ from adults” in terms of discomfort and related issues).At the end of the day, what this really means is that tech enthusiast or not, it may be unwise to plop your smallest children in front of 3D movies like Avatar or Toy Story, for example, and it may be unwise for you to do the same. There’s actually very little research in the effects of long-term 3D viewing on children and adults.Until now, 3D video viewing has been a somewhat isolated experience – a movie here and there, where you wear silly shades for a couple of hours. But with the advancements in the technology, there’s an industry-wide push to 3D-enable all your screens, before the research on what happens by doing so is even complete.And for that reason, manufacturers are prescribing caution, at least for children. What 3D-related warning labels will crop up in the future for the rest of us is still unknown.Image credits: plant – Callipygian, phone – PocketLint, TV – Toshiba Related Posts According to 3D@Home’s website, the group met on Dec. 7 in San Diego to discuss several topics relating to vision standards, including the “promotion of the benefits of utilizing stereo viewing for diagnosing and improving vision in children and adults.” In fact, reads the article, “early research by experts has shown that binocular vision issues, which inhibit successful perception of 3D images, are often linked with reading and comprehension issues in children.”Or, more simply put, vision issues mean other developmental problems may be present. And 3D technology could help identify these problems.Well now, that sounds great, right?On the conference’s home page, a session regarding “special issues related to 3D and children” was held mid-day on the 7th. Included in this session was a presentation by Dr. Maureen Powers of the Gemstone Foundation, a research institute in California. You can read through it for yourself here. In it, she described several issues related to viewing 3D images. To save you time, the conclusion is that a large number of school-aged children have binocular vision problems and a relatively large number have binocular dysfunction.What This MeansWhat this means, says Dr. Powers, is that while most children will be fine viewing 3D, but some children will not be comfortable – in fact, the group experiencing discomfort may be as high as 25%. Some of the children will complain, some will not and some will be so uncomfortable that they will not watch 3D video images at all or play games. The best guess at this time is that latter group will be about 5% to 10% of school-age children. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… As the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011) kicks into high gear this week in Las Vegas, we’re again seeing a number of 3D-enabled products from TVs to tablets to mobile devices. It’s the second (or is it third?) coming of 3D, it seems, and this time around it’s often glasses-free.Much of the development around the technology is concerned with bringing 3D to your living room, such as is the case with the 3D-enabled TVs from LG and Toshiba, for example, Samsung’s 3D LED monitors, or the addition of 3D movies to the streaming service VUDU, which can pipe Hollywood entertainment directly into your living room. But 3D is showing up on other screens, too – mobile phonesand tablets, gaming devices and mobile 3D DTV devices – although still in early forms.But before you go all in, early-adopting this new craze, there’s a little tidbit of not-inconsequential data you need to know first.3D Impacts Vision Development, Says Toshibalast_img read more

MacBook Air Contest: What is the Best Route on the Road to the Cloud?

first_imgWhat is the best way to embark upon cloud computing? What do you do first? We’re doing a year-long contest on ReadWriteCloud, asking people for their comments about their views about cloud computing. Each month, we’ll give out a MacBook Air to the person who we think provides the best comment on that month’s topic.There is still time for you to give your commentfor this month’s contest. Here’s the topic:A first step towards creating a virtualized infrastructure often comes at a point when the customer starts experiencing performance issues. Servers start failing as application loads increase. When these issues start occurring, what are the first steps to take into consideration? How should a virtualized infrastructure be deployed? How are these pre-production environments developed? What are the most effective ways to deploy a simplified, reliable and optimized virtualization solution?What do you think? Leave a comment on our post for your chance to win a MacBook Air.Here’s a comment from Joe Masters Emison that provides a good example for the kinds of responses we are looking for:We have not moved everything to the cloud. By using the “do one thing well, and then expand” strategy, we discovered certain aspects of running remote virtualized hardware that would have a noticeable negative impact on our operations. The two downsides to the cloud that have so far kept us from moving everything are the network latency and huge data transfer times. We were aware that both of these could be issues, but by taking our migration one step at a time (and starting with those pieces that would not be affected by latency or huge data transfer times), we were able to determine how significant those issues would be for us. Additionally, another downside to the cloud–relatively slow I/O–ended up being a non-issue for us.At this point, we have every automated component of our data-processing pipeline on the cloud, but have kept the server that serves our local user interfaces and applications. So, in a sense, we have essentially returned to a client-server setup, where the clients (and servers that handle client interfaces) run locally for latency reasons, and the servers that handle heavy-lifting and need dynamic resources run on the cloud.What do you think? What is your thinking about how to get started with cloud computing?Comment today: http://rww.to/hCO7s9 Tags:#cloud#Contests alex williams Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Amazon Prime Now Includes Streaming Video Service

first_imgTags:#news#NYT#web audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Amazon Prime membership now includes unlimited, commercial-free streaming of over 5,000 movies and TV shows. The new benefits of Amazon’s premium service expand Amazon Prime beyond its focus that, until now, has primarily offered customers cheaper and expedited shipping.Amazon’s new streaming video service has been anticipated for several months, as the retail giant moves to compete with Netflix in the movie-streaming – not simply the DVD rental or purchase – business. As a part of Amazon Prime, available for $79 a year, Amazon’s new streaming service works out to a little under $7 a month. Will this be a competitive price to lure Netflix subscribers away? And will Amazon offer a sufficient catalog for movie lovers? The launch of this new feature comes – so far – without company fanfare, first noticed by The Next Web’s Matt Brian this morning. We anticipate Amazon will make a formal announcement with more details.Update: Amazon just announced the service, adding this key detail: Prime Instant Video Service is available today for Roku customers as part of the Amazon Instant Video Channel on RokuCurrently the service is only available to U.S. customers. If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up for a free trial and give it a whirl. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How to Install Cellulose Insulation

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. In some parts of the U.S. — notably northern New England — cellulose insulation has been widely used for more than 30 years. In other parts of the U.S., however, cellulose insulation is just beginning to gain traction.Of course, cellulose insulation is installed with different techniques than those used to install fiberglass batts or spray foam. To help explain these techniques to builders who are unfamiliar with cellulose, we decided to interview Bill Hulstrunk, the technical manager at National Fiber, a manufacturer of cellulose insulation in Belchertown, Massachusetts.Hulstrunk has worked as an insulation installer, an energy auditor, a weatherization program director, and a trainer. He has presented workshops at national conferences on a variety of topics, including the design of superinsulated buildings, air-sealing techniques, insulation performance, pressure diagnostics, and thermal imaging.Q. What type of equipment is used to blow cellulose?Hulstrunk: If you are going to be an installer, you need to own your own blowing equipment, which typically costs from $5,000 to $10,000. We don’t recommend that our installers use rental machines.These machines will be reasonably sized. Typically an installer will show up in a box truck or pulling a trailer. The equipment draws from 15 to 30 amps, depending on the machine. The 15-amp machines can be plugged in, but the 30-amp machines need their own generators.Q. What is the most important thing to remember when installing loose-fill cellulose on an attic floor?Hulstrunk: Since you are installing the insulation at a lower density, be sure you do all of the necessary air sealing work beforehand. Air sealing is critical. When homeowners say, “I don’t have enough money to do both air sealing and insulation,” I tell them, “Then it’s better to wait until you have enough money to do the air sealing — otherwise the insulation… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

January 22 2008 We continue our report from 118

first_imgJanuary 22, 2008 We continue our report from 1/18/08 about the tent removal in the amphitheater in the Colly Soleri Music Center. Maintenance crew member David De Gomez removes hardware at each of the spines that fastens the tent to the edges of the amphitheater. We continue our report from 1/18/08 about the tent removal in the amphitheater in the Colly Soleri Music Center. Maintenance crew member David De Gomez removes hardware at each of the spines that fastens the tent to the edges of the amphitheater. [Photo & text: sa] The south edges of the tent are clipped to a strong cable structure. It’s hard to see through the tree branches as the crew detaches the fasteners one by one. [Photo & text: sa] The sides are free and the crew now folds the heavy cloth towards the middle of the seating area. This report continues on 1/23/08. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

February 16 2018The residents and alumni have bee

first_imgFebruary 16, 2018The residents and alumni have been hard at work his week preparing the Arcosanti Cafe for the Annual Arcosanti Art Show opening on February 24th. From hanging walls and painting pedestals, to pricing pieces and firing kilns, they are doing it all.Here, Brendan is helping install the temporary walls that will help display the artists’ two dimensional work.Zach and Julie help to move tables to accommodate the new walls.A big group of artists and volunteers helped paint the new pedestals and give the old ones a spot paint to help them freshen up. Once the pedestals dried, they were brought to the cafe and the tables were moved back into place. Make sure to come and visit the Art show while its on display from February 24th to April 29th!(photos by Rebecca Weeks, text by Shannon Mackenzie)last_img

The number of HD channels in Russia has multiplied

first_imgThe number of HD channels in Russia has multiplied by almost five times in the last year and a half, according to research group TelecomDaily.According to TelecomDaily, the number of HD channels available in the Russian market has grown from 10 to 45 over the last 18 months, with the expectation that this will increase to 50 by the end of the year.last_img