first_imgGrace Tourville Former resident of Walsh Hall and mayor of West Hollywood Lindsey Horvath speaks to students on her wide-ranging career including stints in activism, advertising and city politics.The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, the Gender Studies Program and ND Votes 2016 sponsored the lecture, titled “From Walsh Hall to City Hall.”“I am here to share with you that a degree in the Arts and Letters program is profitable. But more importantly, you can use that degree to make a difference,” Horvath said. “I had opportunities here that I would have never had anywhere. Here, we were able to talk about different issues, not only from an academic perspective, but from a values perspective. They really helped me understand how the lessons I was learning in the classroom can be applied to my real life.”After graduating from Notre Dame with a B.A. in political science and gender studies, Horvath worked in the entertainment advertising industry.“I was worried that I was contributing to the kind of culture we always discussed in my gender studies classes,” she said. “I was worried that I wasn’t contributing enough.”After moving to California from Los Angeles and beginning her career in creative advertising, Horvath said she met the mayor of Los Angeles while co-founding a local chapter of the National Organization for Women.“I knew from a very young age that I was called to be of service,” she said. “The government and law — that’s how I wanted to make a difference. I felt that I could use that to make a difference.”Horvath worked on multiple local commissions after serving a short term on the West Hollywood city council after receiving an appointment through a special election held among the other council members. At the end of her special term, she ran for the position in the 2011 election but lost. She continued to grow her career in entertainment by working at a tech startup in Los Angeles and starting her own advertising company.Horvath said during this time, she considered herself an activist and was very involved with her local community.“During that time, life was not very centered, not very balanced,” she said. “I didn’t know where I was going. My friend, the mayor, came to me saying ‘I’m not going to seek re-election,’ and I worried because she was the only woman on the city council. So I asked her, ‘Who is going to run?’ And she said, ‘You are.’”Horvath said her friend’s encouragement prompted her to once again run for city council. The West Hollywood city council elects its mayor, and on March 3, the same night Horvath was elected onto city council, she officially became the mayor of West Hollywood.Horvath said her policy focuses on helping the most marginalized sections of society, including LGBT homeless teens. She prides herself on bringing what she calls “new ways of thinking” to the political community.“Throughout that process, I came from someone who was outright rejected, to someone who was embraced by the community,” Horvath said. “Statistically, it’s proven that women needed to be asked about nine times before they consider running for office. So for the women in the room, consider this the first time you’re being asked.”According to Horvath, more than 50 percent of West Hollywood’s residents are less than 40 years old, but she is the only member of the city council that is under 40. She tries to encourage young people to get involved with the local government by creating task forces that younger generations can be involved with.“A new generation of leadership isn’t just important — it is essential,” Horvath said. “It is essential for the way our society works. Our generation has so much to offer. I see the potential for this generational divide to tear us apart — that’s one of the reasons that I want to create age-friendly communities.”Horvath encouraged all students to follow their passions, attributing her current to success to the passions she discovered at Notre Dame.“Pursuing your passion is always worth it. I worked hard [at Notre Dame], and here is where I learned how to be myself and that’s exactly how I am able to do the things I do,” she said. “Letting people know who you are and what you’re about not only helps other people figure out who they are, but helps you better understand who you truly are.”Tags: Arts and Letters, city council, Hollywood, mayor, West Hollywood Notre Dame alumna Lindsey Horvath has been called to do many things since her graduation from the University in 2004. Horvath, who spoke at Geddes Hall on Monday, has been an activist, an advertising executive and, now, a mayor over the course of her professional career.“You never know when you’re going to be called up to do the thing you’re meant to do,” she said. “But trust me, you’re ready to do the thing you are meant to do, no matter when you’re called to do it.”last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Beyoncé, who is 7th in line to the presidency, yesterday performed a great rendition of The Star Spangled Banner at the Inauguration, “performed” being the key word — she  lip synched the whole deal.One, or both of those statements may be false, but the New York Post claims Princess Bey indeed sang over a pre-recorded version of herself, even after dramatically ripping the earpiece out of her ear in a “I am Empress Beyoncé. With an é. I don’t need no stinkin’ earpiece” manner.What do you think? Was it lip synched. (Lip sunq. Lip sunqed? Lip saaanqued?)(And we know… Many of you DON’T CARE OH MY GOD WHO CARES OBAMA’S FROM ZIMBABWE WE HAVE 172928 WARS 2ND AMENDMENT AAAAAAAAH! …. This isn’t for you.)last_img read more

first_imgValamar expects that the tourism sector will continue to be under the impact of the crisis in 2021, while returning to normal expected in 2022 and 2023. In 2020, Valamar Riviera expects to generate about 30% of revenues compared to the realization in 2019 Kao response to the crisis caused by coronavirus, in 2020, 125 million kuna of investments in projects were suspended, the completion of which is largely planned for the 2021 season. Works on Valamar Pinea Collection Resort in Poreč and other investment projects they are temporarily suspended for a period of 12 to 24 months due to the uncertainty of future operations. Of course, 2020 was totally different and unexpected. But in spite of everything, they are in Valamar keep it all jobs. Mostly thanks to the assistance of the measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the support of the social partners through “Pause, Restart” program, “By adjusting operations and with the support of shareholders, banks and other investors, sufficient liquidity has been ensured to amortize the crisis in the next three years. In order to save all jobs until the beginning of the next tourist season, the program “Pause, Restart” will continue.”, They point out from Valamar and add that they will work intensively on the preparation of future development projects, digitalization and business transformation for a new period of growth. In 2019 HRK 955 million was invested in raising the quality of the portfolio and expanded the partnership with pension funds by increasing the capital in the Imperial Riviera and the acquisition of a hotel on Hvar. In order to strengthen the financial position of the group, HRK 363 million of realized profit was allocated to retained earnings and until further notice deferred dividend payment. Stopped investment cycle “As a tourist destination, Croatia has shown stability and attractiveness in the new conditions and has the opportunity to realize a stronger recovery in tourist traffic next year, although business will still be affected by the crisis. In the past period, Valamar has invested HRK 6 billion in tourism, and in the coming period it will be important to maintain liquidity, preserve jobs, adjust operations to the impact of the crisis and prepare projects for new growth and development when the conditions are right.”, They conclude from Valamar. / / / GREEN VALAMAR IS MUCH MORE THAN A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS. IT IS VALUE, PROMISE AND BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY BRAND The business results were presented at the General Assembly of Valamar Riviera 2019. The, in which Valamar achieved double-digit revenue growth of HRK 2,22 billion and an operating profit growth of 11%. Photo: Valamar / Robert Marić Although the tourist season started well, after several countries issued travel warnings in August, tourist traffic to Croatia was disabled, which caused a sharp decline in the second part of August and the off-season. Last year was a record year of business and the last year of the five-year development cycle in which Valamar achieved an average growth rate. operating profit of 22% and made strategic strides that will ensure the creation of new value for stakeholders in the coming period, investing in employees, products and destinations in a sustainable and socially responsible way. last_img read more