Access Group launches guide to help visitor attractions prepare for reopening

first_img Tagged with: Access Group COVID-19 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Access Group launches guide to help visitor attractions prepare for reopening 243 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Access Group has written a guide to help visitor attractions navigate the new landscape when they reopen.The free to download guide Welcoming your visitors after lockdown has been developed with input from the VE:Forum and contains practical advice on everything from staff engagement during the final weeks of lockdown and using technology to enable social distancing to ideas on marketing now versus how that will change when attractions open.It also covers insight from the BVA BDRC sentiment tracker and explores what this could mean for visitor attractions.Launching the guide, Simon Baines, MD of Access Not for Profit and Visitor Attraction Management commented:“As we see the first signs of our lockdown being eased, we realise it won’t be a case of just opening your doors. It’s important to start planning to make sure you’re as well placed as possible to provide the level of confidence that the public will need. Whether you’re a commercial attraction or not for profit, there will be opportunities for growth if the re-opening is handled well.“We’ve produced this comprehensive guide to help you with the planning process and included some tips on creating a great visitor experience. We understand that each attraction is different but hope that this guide proves practical.”Rachel Kuhn, founder of the VE:Forum added: Advertisement Melanie May | 11 June 2020 | News 242 total views, 2 views today “The Access Group’s experience of working with some of the UK’s leading visitor attractions has ensured that this guide is great starting point for thinking about reopening. It offers useful guidance and discussion points that should genuinely help attractions begin to formulate their operational plans for a post Covid-19 world.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Mission Committee strives to improve faith and spirituality among Belles

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of seven committees, each with its own respective responsibilities and areas of expertise. The Mission Committee strives to improve faith and spirituality among Belles, while maintaining a connection with the Sisters of the Holy Cross, sophomore committee chair Angela Martinez Camacho said in an email. In addition the committee is responsible for maintaining a relationship with Campus Ministry, vice president for mission Judy Fean and SGA as a whole, she said. As committee chair, one of Martinez Camacho’s largest responsibilities is to collaborate with SGA’s alumnae relations chair to plan and execute an annual Heritage Week. According to Martinez Camacho the Mission Committee differentiates itself from other committees by types of events it hosts. “This year we were motivated to collaborate with Campus Ministry for Bible study and offer meditation sessions,” she said. “We try to correlate with the main focus of the committee but generally strive to foster the sisterhood bond. Regardless, we want to give back to the students in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the school and their academics.”Kathleen Hannon, a first-year committee member, said the intimacy of the group is a blessing in disguise. “The Mission Committee is actually only three people, so we have all bonded since the committee is so small,” she said. “This has been really neat as we have created friendships that have allowed us to work better as a group.”Last month the Mission Committee sponsored the “Letters for Sisters” event during which students wrote a letter to a Sister of the Holy Cross. Martinez Camacho said the event had a high turnout rate from students. The committee is also responsible for hosting weekly meditation sessions in Regina North Lounge on Wednesday nights.“We encourage you to take a mid-week break to focus on yourself and wind down from stress,” Martinez Camacho said. Hannon added that it is rewarding to see people attend and enjoy the events. “The mission committee does a great job of bringing a source of light to campus,” she said. Despite the high reward of the events the committee’s largest challenge has been determining what they can and cannot do in light of the pandemic, Hannon said. When asked about the importance of the Mission Committee to the greater Saint Mary’s community, Martinez Camacho said, “We believe students should take the time to focus on their faith and spirituality.” Martinez Camacho also spoke to the Mission Committee’s objective to support both students and Sisters of the Holy Cross.“Mission is perfect for that because we offer opportunities to explore those aspects of life. It is one of our school’s core values,” she said. “And the Sisters play a huge role in our school; we have to show that we appreciate them and are thinking about them, especially in these difficult times.”The Mission Committee’s next event will take place in November.“We are so excited about the first of the month event: [a] sticker handout,” Martinez Camacho said. “We designed these cute stickers with a motivational quote to inspire Belles for November, as we enter the homestretch of the semester.”Tags: mission committee, Saint Mary’s SGA, Sisters of the Holy Crosslast_img read more

Lawmakers must take on the NRA

first_imgFor example, following the mass shootings in Parkland, Fla., NRA leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump all insisted that the problem was “mental illness.” However, in depth analyses indicate that the vast majority of mass shootings are not committed by the diagnosable mentally ill. Moreover, only a few percent of all violent acts in our country are committed by individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, and the percentage of crimes they commit with a gun is lower than the national average for persons not diagnosed with mental illness. Thus, even if we could cure all mental illness — a worthy goal — violent crimes would only be reduced by a few percent.While mass shootings capture the headlines, they represent a small percentage of firearm deaths in America. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015, there were over 33,000 firearm deaths in America. Of these deaths, about 480 were attributed to mass shootings. For years, the NRA has prevented the CDC from doing research into the causes of our very high rates of firearm deaths. It’s time to elect lawmakers who will confront the NRA and allow research into this very serious problem. Moreover, such lawmakers could enact sensible gun laws supported by the majority of Americans, such as banning assault rifles and adopting universal background checks.Don SteinerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfect Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The National Rifle Association (NRA) and many Republican law makers refuse to acknowledge that the pervasiveness and availability of guns in our country play a major role in our high rate of firearm deaths.last_img read more

Andre Ayew makes Caf’s 10-man shortlist

first_imgAndre Ayew is the only Ghanaian representative on the 10-man shortlist for the 2012 African Player of the Year award after Caf announced the latest nominees on Sunday.CAF’s Technical, Football and Media committees decided on the current shortlists which excludes the Black Stars duo of Emmanuel Agyemang Badu and Kwadwo Asamoah who were on the initial 34 nominees.Last year, Andre was second-runner up behind Yaya, who is still in the running for the top award.The other nominees are Didier Drogba, Alexander Song, Demba Ba, Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi, John Obi Mikel, Younes Belhanda, Christopher Katongo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.According to Caf, the list will now be passed on to head coaches and technical directors from CAF member associations whose votes will decide the eventual winners.The list will be whittled down as CAF will announce the top three in the last week of November before the final announcement of the winner on December 20 in Accra, Ghana. For the Player of the Year in Africa category, Ghana’s quartet of Emmanuel Clottey and Harrison Afful, both of Esperance, Razak Yakubu of Sudanese side Al Ahly Shandy and Berekum Chelsea’s Solomon Asante have all missed out of the award.Five players are in the running for Africa- based Player of the Year.The other categories for which winners will be announced on Awards Gala are as following:1. National Team of the Year2. Women’s Footballer of the Year 3. Women’s National Team of the Year4. Club of the Year5. Most Promising Talent of the Year6. Coach of the Year7. Referee of the Year 8. Legend Award9. Fair Play Award10. Platinum Award11. Africa Finest XIlast_img read more

Cosmos Buffaloes RFC trashed Accra Sharks RFC in Rugby Club Championship

first_imgThe defending champions of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC), Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, won their second match by beating Accra Sharks RFC 87-6 in the ongoing GRCC League on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.The Buffaloes who played largely with new players due to the transfer of 9 key players to other clubs surprised spectators with quality rugby play.According to Mr. Amuzuloh Salim, manager and coach of Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, the performance of his team on the day was beyond expectation, describing it as a shocker. Speaking to the press, Mr. Salim noted how the dream of retaining the trophy was almost shattered after selling the team’s key players to other clubs in order to raise funds for the club.He said the team’s performance has boosted their enthusiasm to fight harder to retain the trophy by the end of the season.“I’m very excited today because I wasn’t expecting my boys to play spectacularly like this looking at what happened to the club in the past two weeks where most of our key-players were sold to other clubs. I’m grateful to my boys for making me proud because initially I thought it’s impossible to retain the cup but with this performance I’m sure we can win the league again,” he said. There was a presentation of First Aid boxes to all clubs by Mr. Amuzuloh Salim, who is also a member of the Greater Accra Rugby Association (GARA), on behalf of GARA. Mr. Amuzuloh Salim hands over a First Aid box to Mr. Mr. Nizar El-Aschkar, owner of Accra Sharks RFC, on behalf of the Greater Accra Rugby Association (GARA) on Day 3 of the ongoing Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Cosmos Buffaloes RFC team that beat the Accra Sharks RFC team Accra Sharks RFC poses for a team picture before the kickoff against Cosmos Buffaloes RFC The match officials for Day 3 of the ongoing Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium. As usual spectators were treated with a Women’s 7s team match prior to the main event Day 3 of the ongoing Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium. A Cosmos Buffaloes RFC player breaks through the defences of the Accra Sharks RFClast_img read more

SNAPPER’S INCREDIBLE PIC OF PLANE PASSING SUN IN DONEGAL SKY

first_imgDDTV: DONEGAL snapper Noel Keating has been trying for months to capture this image – a plane flying past the winter sun in the Donegal sky.“I have tried all last year to capture this and today it finally happened,” says Noel. “I saw the plane way off in the distance and I did what I normally do.. I used the vapour trail of the plane to guide a line across the sky towards the Sun to see it if would line up.. and this one did.“As the plane got closer to the sun I couldn’t see it any more so I just viewed it through the Camera LCD display…. boy was I happy when it passed by the Solar Disc with all the Sunspots in clear view.”Captured @ 1:37pm on the 3rd January 2015BallintraCo.DonegalClick play to watch SNAPPER’S INCREDIBLE PIC OF PLANE PASSING SUN IN DONEGAL SKY was last modified: January 4th, 2015 by John2Share 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

Gardai investigating attack on park at climate change protest

first_imgGardai in Buncrana are investigating an incident of criminal damage which occurred during last week’s climate change protest.Ground lighting and fencing was damaged at St Patrick’s Park in Buncrana while the protest was going on on September 20th.Gardai say they would like to speak to any young people attending the protest who may have witnessed anything. “Those attending the protest may have been responsible or if not they may have witnessed it,” said a Garda spokesman.Gardai investigating attack on park at climate change protest was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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49ers buzz: What we’ve learned Tuesday at HQ?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Wasn’t long ago that Nick Mullens was a college whippersnapper at the fabled Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana, where he admired how “smooth” Eli Manning looked in a cameo.Monday night, Mullens will make his encore as the 49ers starting quarterback, and it will be against Manning, a 15th-year veteran for the New York Giants.Recalling that June 2016 invitation from Archie Manning, Mullens noted …last_img

Video: Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden on his team’s win versus the Detroit Lions

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device)Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders returned to the Bay Area with a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions. With some key turnovers from the Raiders defense and a late touchdown pass by Derek Carr, Gruden’s Raiders improved to 4-4 on the season.Gruden highlighted the play by his quarterback during his post-game press conference. “He made some great throws,” Gruden said. “The scramble touchdown to Renfrow was as good …last_img