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Businessman donates £1m to Lyric Theatre

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Businessman donates £1m to Lyric Theatre Howard Lake | 26 June 2007 | News Tagged with: Ireland One of the wealthest businessmen in Ireland has donated £1 million towards the building of a new Lyric Threatre in Belfast. Dr Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel contributed what is the biggest personal gift ever made to an arts organisation towards the cost of a new building on the present site.The couple’s generosity will be recognised by the naming of one of the two theatres within the new building as the Naughton Studio. The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University, Belfast was similarly named after another generous donation by the couple.The Naughtons, who live in the Republic, recently visited the Lyric. They said they had been inspired by the distinguished history of the Lyric, by the passion and creativity of the artists who work here, by the enormous impact which the Lyric has within the community and by its exciting vision for the future. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We are delighted to be joining the Lyric’s campaign at this critical stage and to be playing our part in the transformation of Northern Ireland’s cultural landscape.Prof Sir George Bain, chairman of the Lyric Theatre Fundraising Committee, said £14 million had now been raised to add to funding from public sources – with just £2 million more to be secured.It means that we are on our way – the new Lyric is very close from being a dream to becoming a reality, he said.Sir George said he hoped others would be encouraged by the Naughtons’ donation to contribute to the building fund and may launch a campaign to have patrons sponsor a brick or seat.last_img read more

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Mixed reaction to cut in septic tank registration fee

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Mixed reaction to cut in septic tank registration fee Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There’s been mixed reaction to the Environment Minister’s announcement last night that new septic tank charges are to be cut.Phil Hogan has revealed that the registration fee for septic tanks will be reduced to 5-euro, for the first 3 months, down from the proposed 50-euro.The move is an attempt to reward those who register early, from this June.The deadline for registration is March 2013.Opposition parties have accused the Minister of missing the point – saying the inspection fee isn’t the biggest worry for rural dwellers, but the inspection process itself and the possible high cost of repairs.But Irish Farmer’s Association President, John Bryan, has broadly welcomed the announcement…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/ifa830.mp3[/podcast]Sinn Fein’s two TDs in Donegal are calling on the government to ensure that there are funds available for homeowners who must repair or replace tanks, with fears that problems may be detected in a significant number of tanks in the county.However, Minister Phil Hogan says he doesn’t expect there’ll be a widespread problem of tanks failing inspections.He says if the cost of cleaning up a tank is too steep, he could look at some kind of assistance for householders……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/hogan830.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleCouncil confirms it will not levy water charges on private wellsNext article2011 a busy year for RNLI in Donegal with 87 launches from three stations News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – February 7, 2012 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

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Secondhand smoke laws may reduce childhood ear infections

first_imgHarvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues from the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society, Republic of Ireland, have found that a reduction in secondhand smoking in American homes was associated with fewer cases of otitis media, the scientific name for middle ear infection. The study appears on Jan. 26, 2011, as an online first article on the website of the journal Tobacco Control.“Our study is the first to demonstrate the public health benefits to children of the increase in smoke-free homes across the nation. It also is the first study to quantify over the past 13 years a reversal in what had been a long-term increasing trend in middle ear infections among children,” said lead author Hillel Alpert, research scientist in HSPH’s Department of Society, Human Development, and Health. “If parents avoid smoking at home, they can protect their children from the disease that is the most common cause of visits to physicians and hospitals for medical care,” he said.Secondhand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette combined with smoke exhaled by a smoker) has been shown to increase the level of unhealthy particles in the air, including nicotine and other toxins. In 2006 the U.S. Surgeon General stated that enough evidence existed to suggest a link between parents’ smoking and children’s ear infections.“Smoke-free rules in homes are extremely important to protect children, given the many adverse effects that secondhand tobacco smoke exposure has on child health,” Alpert said.The study was funded by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute.last_img read more

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Laurent Koscielny in full training ahead of Arsenal vs Spurs

first_imgPochettino and Emery will clash on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)Stephan Lichsteiner is also available after a minor back concern but Danny Welbeck, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding remain long-term absentees.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners currently occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea, and a win over their London rivals away from home would further boost their chances of returning to Europe’s premier competition.Spurs are looking to halt a two-match losing streak after suffering defeats to Burnley and Chelsea.Their seventh and eighth league losses this season saw them slip nine points between leaders Liverpool and their title challenge feels effectively over.However, a defeat to Arsenal would see them potentially be dragged into the top-four melee, with the Gunners moving to within a point of their rivals with a victory.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWho will win at Wembley?Arsenal0%Spurs0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Koscielny is in contention (Picture: Getty Images)Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training ahead of the north London derby on Saturday, Arsenal’s medical team have confirmed.The French defender came through the 90 minutes against Bournemouth in a 5-1 win in midweek but took a heavy knock and was a potential doubt for the trip to Wembley.Unai Emery said after the Bournemouth clash: ‘I hope all it is, is one kick. We have three days between today and Saturday and I hope he can be okay.’While the Arsenal boss is yet to confirm if Koscielny will be in the starting line-up for the crunch Premier League match against their bitter rivals, it has been announced that he is in full training and therefore should be in contention for the matchday squad.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link430Shares Comment Advertisement Laurent Koscielny in full training ahead of Arsenal vs Spurslast_img read more

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Syracuse comes away from Mercyhurst losses learning season-long lessons, retooling for final weekend, CHA tourney

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 19, 2013 at 12:16 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ The lessons of Syracuse’s 2012-13 season crystallized in a pair of home losses to league-leader Mercyhurst at the weekend.The Orange grinded its way to a 3-2 lead over the No. 9 team in the country with 10:30 remaining in Friday’s game, but three Mercyhurst goals in the closing nine minutes undid SU’s upset bid that threatened to knock the Lakers off of the College Hockey America summit.“It’s like Groundhog Day,” head coach Paul Flanagan said, “Every time I turn around we’re losing to Mercyhurst.”Syracuse (18-13-1, 12-5-1 CHA) skates into its regular season-ending home set with Lindenwood (6-23-3, 6-9-3) needing no result – Syracuse is locked in as the No. 2 seed in the CHA tournament. Instead, the Orange must iron out the fatal kinks that have undone some of its greatest efforts this season.Mercyhurst’s Friday fight back and three early goals Saturday actually serve as a model for SU, looking to extend its season to a rematch with the Lakers in the CHA finals, and potentially an NCAA tournament bid. The Lakers crashed rebounds constantly, working their way to rugged goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse knows it must do the same. The Orange knows it’s pulled about even with the perennial conference power. But to beat them, SU has to match the Lakers and teams of similar caliber for net-crashing effort, channeling the defensive energy that’s carried SU for so much of the season into the offensive zone – and for 60 minutes.“We’re not the type of team that scores those really pretty goals anyway, so we have to have that crash-the-net mentality,” junior forward Margot Scharfe said.Increased power-play output would save the Orange, too.On its own end, Syracuse is among the best in the country. Kallie Billadeau is tied for seventh in Division I in save percentage at .939. She’s also tied for second in shutouts, despite having played six less games than Noora Raty, the netminder for undefeated No. 1 Minnesota.Down 3-2 with eight minutes to go against Mercyhurst on Saturday, SU took a five-on-four man advantage after Jenna Hendrikx checked Holly Carrie-Mattimoe in the head for a five-minute major. SU got off just one shot and came away with nothing, all but permanently surrendering momentum to the Lakers.“I don’t know if we were just looking to pass first instead of look to shoot. That’s what it seems to me,” Flanagan said. “The onus is on us as a coaching staff to have our power plays better prepared, we’ve got to do a better job. And we have to instill confidence in our kids that they know what they’re going to do.”SU has no problem holding, scrapping and staying with potent offenses. In fact, only seven teams have surrendered fewer goals per game. The true challenge, though, is injecting that dogged mentality into the offense.Lacking the skill of some of the nation’s elite, SU must scrape by on raw effort on both ends of the ice to unsettle the best in the country.“Even if you chip it by the defender you’re going against, you still have to crash hard to the net, you got to crash,” senior captain Jacquie Greco said. “Even if you don’t have the puck you got to always crash, to the net, crash, crash. It kind of becomes tedious and tiring but we have to do that for a full 60 minutes.”Lindenwood is far from the best in country, but the Lions represent the Orange’s last chance to fine-tune its approach before the Mercyhurst-hosted CHA semis in Erie, Pa. Success there will mean a likely rematch with the rival and model SU is so nearly caught up to – and a shot at extending one of the Orange’s best-ever seasons.“We want to see them again, we want to – we know we owe it to them and we really got to bring it,” Greco said. “We know we’ll get them in the championship game so we just got to be there for that game.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Orange struggles to contain Mercyhurst’s direct, physical attack in weekend losseslast_img read more

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