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Fire service ‘showers’ local hotel with help!

first_imgStaff at the Radisson Blu hotel in Letterkenny had a very unusual emergency call to make yesterday.The hotel found itself without enough water for its guests to shower after a disruption locally.Management contacted the local fire service who came to their rescue. Quick as a flash, two units of the Letterkenny fire service were on hand to fill the tanks of the popular hotel and there was no delay in guests getting ready for the day ahead.Council staff followed up on the quick response of the fire service with a permanent solution to the water shortage.Fire service ‘showers’ local hotel with help! was last modified: May 19th, 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

Local clubs linked with swoops

first_imgChelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has identified Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze and Porto’s Joao Moutinho as his top three transfer targets, according to The Times.And The Sun report that Fulham are lining up Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard as a potential replacement for Bobby Zamora, whose future at Craven Cottage remains under scrutiny.The paper say Fulham plan to bid £4m for Maynard, whose Robins contract is due to expire at the end of the season.Related story: Fulham monitor Robins striker Maynard (23 November)The Daily Mirror claim QPR boss Neil Warnock has jumped to the front of the race for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.Manager Neil Warnock has been linked with a number of strikers.The R’s had a scout at the SPL side’s weekend win against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the weekend, prompting speculation they plan to bid for Jelavic.Sunderland are also reported to be interested in the player, who is valued by the Glasgow club at £10m but apparently could be sold for £7m if a deal can be struck.Related story: QPR boss shrugs off link with JelavicMeanwhile, Sky Sports report that Adel Taarabt is unhappy about being left out of the QPR side.He is quoted as saying: “I am not happy to sit on the bench – my job is to play football.”And talkSPORT report that Brentford are bidding to sign striker Rory Donnelly from Cliftonville despite Liverpool and Swansea also being interested in the 19-year-old.Related story: Brentford eye Irish striker Donnelly (2 December) This page is updated throughout the day. Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

Citro commits to Marymount

first_imgMolly Citro, the leader of McKinleyville High’s championship girls golf team, signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at Marymount University (Arlington, Va.), Monday afternoon at Beau Pre Golf Course in McKinelyville.Citro was the 2018 Humboldt-Del Norte League individual champion, captaining her Panthers to a second-straight North Coast Section Division-II title last season. The McKinleyville girls are the only team in the H-DNL to have captured a section title, let alone two, in …last_img read more

Everybody Wants a Piece of the Mobile Advertising Market – Opera Acquires AdMarvel

first_imgIt seems like everybody is scrambling to secure a piece of the mobile advertising market these days. Google is still sorting out the details of its AdMob acquisition, but barring any regulatory snafus, the acquisition should go through in the next few months. Apple acquired the relatively unknown mobile advertising network Quattro earlier this month. Today, Opera announced that it has acquired AdMarvel, a San Mateo-based mobile advertising company. According to Opera’s new CEO Lars Boilesen, about 50 million people access the web through Opera on their mobile browsers. AdMarvel, Opera and the iPhone It’s interesting to note that AdMarvel also offers an iPhone SDK for developers. At the time of the launch of the iPhone SDK, AdMarvel CEO described the iPhone as “an amazingly innovative platform.” Opera hasn’t announced any plans to bring its browser to the iPhone. When we talked to Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner in December, he noted that the company wasn’t averse to launching a browser on the iPhone, but Apple’s App Store approval process was holding the company back from even trying to get an app into the store for the time being. It is worth noting, though, that Opera does offer an Android app.Augmenting Revenue Streams Through Mobile AdvertisingThere can be little doubt that mobile advertising is one of the fastest growing markets in the mobile ecosystem. Google obviously wants a piece of this market through the AdMob acquisition. The company’s own AdSense and AdWords programs offers mobile solutions, but the popularity of AdSense and AdWords hasn’t really translated into success in the mobile space yet. Apple’s acquisition of Quattro is a curious move, as advertising isn’t exactly one of Apple’s core competencies.For Opera this move makes sense, though. Just like Apple hopes to profit directly from the iPhone apps and mobile sites that use Quattro, Opera will be able to profit from sites that use AdMarvel. Neither Apple nor Opera are traditional advertising companies, but both clearly believe that the mobile advertising market is poised for growth and that they can augment their current revenue streams by dipping their toes into this business. Related Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#advertising#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?

first_imgI’m a big fan of maxims and technology. It should be no surprise, then, that Melvin Kranzbergs six laws of technology really speak to me. Perhaps my favorite is, “Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.” There have always been – and will always be – winners and losers. Lately I have been wondering if there have been too many of the latter and not enough of the former.Guest author Phil Simon is an independent technology consultant and a dynamic public speaker for hire. He focuses on the intersection of business and technology. Phil is the author of two books: Why New Systems Fail and The Next Wave of Technologies. He maintains a blog, writes for a number of technology media outlets, and hosts the podcast Technology Today.What specifically am I talking about? I’m talking about how there are only a few companies and industries actually creating jobs these days – and how they’re certainly in the driver’s seat. In this post, I’ll take a realistic (as opposed to moralistic) look at the power that technology companies are wielding these days vis-à-vis job creation.Supply and Demand at WorkConsider the recent announcement by Facebook to create 200 jobs in Austin, Texas. However, there’s a hitch. The company’s U.S. expansion is contingent upon Austin officials approving considerable tax breaks.Some might question why local governments would essentially bid for jobs. It’s really quite simple: supply and demand. In this case, the demand for jobs is quite high while the supply is not. What’s more, from Austin’s perspective, the costs of lost tax revenues need to be viewed against the self-explanatory benefits of newly created jobs.Google in North CarolinaWith that in mind, it’s hard to blame Facebook or Austin city officials for trying to make a deal. In fact, they are hardly the first parties to work out a sweetheart deal. I can cite a number of recent examples of organizations that have played would-be suitors against each other for the purposes of procuring the lowest corporate taxes.Perhaps the most publicized recent case involved Google and Research Park, North Carolina. In that very piece, Rick Smith writes about the complicated negotiations that Google executives held with public officials about job creation – and the subsequent public backlash. Smith rightly asks two questions: Should North Carolina government officials accede to Google’s demands? And what’s the alternative?Technology’s Role in UnemploymentSo there’s a fundamental imbalance between the supply and demand of jobs. Let’s not pretend that this has never happened before. However, let’s compare The Great Recession with previous economic crises. What’s different this time? Two things.First, technology has made jobs more portable, less tied to an individual community. It’s not as if Procter & Gamble in 1932 could make contemporary arguments in an attempt to bargain for tax concessions from local government. Employees had to work near other employees; they weren’t virtual.Now, my plumber still needs to be local but he is increasingly the exception to the rule. High-tech companies such as Facebook and Google can take their operations virtually anywhere around the globe. What’s more, without getting all political, U.S. tax laws are hardly as employer-friendly as that of other countries that are equally if not more desperate for job creation. Don’t think that tech companies are not acutely aware of these facts when they make local U.S. communities in essence bid for job, a trend that will continue.Second, technology seems to be destroying jobs much faster than it is creating others. German economist Joseph Schumpeter coined a term for this phenomenon in 1942: creative destruction. No doubt that has endured for both its relevance and its wonderful dichotomy.Technology has always been a disruptive force, but has it become a net negative with respect to job creation? Journalists certainly come to mind. Also, what about the downward pressure that technology exerts on wages? What about the emergence of “The Disposable Worker“. As Peter Coy, Michelle Conlin and Moira Herbst argue in a recent BusinessWeek article, more and more people are forced to work as independent contractors, absent the benefits of W-2 – e.g., health benefits, sick time, etc.Business Realities and the Swinging PendulumLet’s not kid ourselves here. No economic system is perfect. With capitalism, you have to take the fleas with the dog. Publicly traded corporations such as Google have a fiduciary obligation to their shareholders to maximize profits. As for privately held companies such as Facebook, VCs investing millions of dollars surely want to see a ROI sooner rather than later.Bottom line: We can’t blame any organization for minimizing expenses and seeking the lowest taxes, the biggest loopholes. Current economic conditions allow companies to be extremely picky with regard to hiring and establishing new offices. The pendulum has swung squarely to their side.The Downside of the Internet and GlobalizationThe question becomes: Is the pendulum permanently stuck on the side of employers? In other words, have globalization, the widespread adoption of broadband, and collaborative tools collectively put too much power in the hands of employers? If so, then are employers unjustly wielding their power to extort onerous terms from communities desperate for job creation?I know enough about economics and history to rarely use the term “permanently.” To me, it’s the acme of foolishness. I’d also argue, however, that it’s equally foolish to take a Pollyannaish view of technology. Returning to Kranzberg for a moment, technology always creates winners and losers. For the foreseeable future at least, it appears as if employers will fall into the former group.Photo by dreamguy. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#Google#Government#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… guest author 1last_img read more

For All You Know

first_imgFor all you know:Your dream client is no longer in love with their long time provider. In fact, they moved on 6 months ago, and they are still not happy. Right now, they are getting ready to look for a new provider.That prospect that never used a product or service like you has had a change of circumstances, making what you sell something they now need. They’re not sure where to look to find help, and they are searching for someone with answers.That past client company that left you three years ago has had complete turnover in their management team, and no one there has any memory of your company, positive or negative. They’re not married to anyone, and they are open to new ideas.That lead that doesn’t look like much and clearly hasn’t been qualified is a multi-million dollar user who happened upon your company when they were referred by a friend. They reached out to engage with someone, but they are moving on because no one followed up.That price conscious prospect who you could never do business with now perceives what you sell as something strategic. After being disappointed by three of your competitors in a row, they are now sufficiently disabused of the idea that they can have what they need and the lowest price.Your irrational competitor is strapped for cash and struggling to stay afloat. While you are perceiving them as a threat because they sell on price alone, they are close to the brink of disaster and suffering from serious quality issues.That dream client who doesn’t answer your emails does in fact answer their telephone. Your competitor just booked an appointment because she had the audacity to dial and was pitch perfect in her approach. She’s going to be sitting with the decision-makers next week in a face-to-face meeting because she is willing to do what others are not.Your dream client took your pricing and proposal and met with their team, but they didn’t have the answers to the questions that surfaced in that meeting. Since no one was there to help them with good counsel, they decided to punt the initiative into next year.For all you know, you never really know unless you do the work to discover what is true right now. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona chief Abidal unimpressed by Fabian Ruiz after Napoli scouting trip

first_imgBarcelona chief Abidal unimpressed by Fabian Ruiz after Napoli scouting tripby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona chief Eric Abidal was left unimpressed by Fabian Ruiz during a weekend scouting mission to Italy.Abidal traveled to Italy last weekend to see Napoli defeat Lecce at the Stadio Via del Mare.And the subject of his trip was Napoli pair Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly.However, Abidal came away unimpressed by the antics of Spanish midfielder Ruiz, says Mundo Deportivo.He scored the third goal for Napoli and could not think of anything better than celebrating in the face of angry local fans – a gesture that did not go down well with Abidal. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month ago​Barcelona fined £265 for Griezmann signing

first_img​Barcelona fined £265 for Griezmann signingby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have been fined only 300 euros (£265) by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, reports BBC Sport.Spanish champions Barcelona signed Griezmann after paying his 120m-euro (£107m) buyout clause on 1 July.But the federation said Barca broke its rules by negotiating with Griezmann without Atletico’s permission.Atletico believed his buyout clause should have been 200m euros (£179m).They claimed that Barca began talking to the player in March, when that was the size of his buyout clause.His cost then dropped to 120m euros at the start of July, which was when he signed for Barca, but Atletico claimed the “commitment of the player and Barcelona was closed” prior to the clause reducing.The player was absolved of any responsibility by the federation. TagsSpanish Football NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more