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Letterkenny to welcome 51 visitors from twinned town Rudolstadt

first_imgA large delegation from the German town of Rudolstadt will visit Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns.Fifty-one visitors will be welcomed by Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr. John O’Donnell when they arrive at a special reception on Friday night in the Radisson Hotel.Cllr O’Donnell said he believes that “great progress has been made over the last 12 months in building strong connections with our partners in Rudostadt and I am looking forward to welcoming them back to Letterkenny and indeed Donegal on Friday evening. “From the outset we were keen to see young people from both towns involved in the initiative and I am delighted with the progress that has been made on this front.  We have a number of young people visiting as part of this delegation and there will be an event for students and young people on Monday morning in the Co-Lab where they will get an opportunity to build friendships and learn about each other’s community and I hope that this will lay the pathway for a more extensive youth exchange programme in the near future.”Rudolstadt, GermanyThe delegation will have an opportunity to participate in some of the planned Donegal Connect initiatives this weekend including the Donegal Bay Drive Tour where delegates will have an opportunity to visit Hanna Hats and Magees of Donegal Town before experiencing the highest seacliffs in Europe at Sliabh Liag along with a visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village.On Sunday the group will travel north visiting Creeslough and Dunfanaghy before travelling to Ramelton to enjoy a jazz music session.A delegation from Letterkenny visited Rudolstadt in March this year and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely hopes that this return visit will be an enjoyable experience for the delegates and that they will get a sense of the scale and diversity of County Donegal while continuing to build strong meaningful linkages with Letterkenny. Mary Daly, Donegal County Council, Karol Kerrane, Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Mayor of Letterkenny MD and Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor at the official signing of Twinning Agreement between Letterkenny and Rudolstadt in Letterkenny Public Service Centre on October 2nd, 2018. Photo Clive WassonAn important part of the visit will be exploring opportunities to further develop commercial linkages and with that in mind the delegation will be visiting a number of businesses including Kinnegar Brewing at K2 in Letterkenny on Monday morning and will visit Donegal County Museum on Monday afternoon.The visit will conclude on Tuesday morning with a formal meeting between the delegates and members of Donegal County Council and businesses represented by the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.Letterkenny to welcome 51 visitors from twinned town Rudolstadt was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:GermanyRudolstadtlast_img read more

Lazyfeed Implements RSSCloud/PubSubHubBub for “Real Real Time”

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts center_img jolie odell In an email today, Lazyfeed cofounder and CEO Ethan Gahng informed us that the RSS reader is now supporting both RSSCloud and PubSubHubBub protocols, allowing for real-time integration of WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, and Feedburner content.“Our internal tests show that the service has actually become significantly faster,” Gahng wrote. “Now some content from as recent as several seconds ago is being notified through Lazyfeed.”Lazyfeed is a feed reader intended for the ever-growing market of, as we wrote previously, “those of us who are too lazy for RSS feeds but still in the market for real-time, personalized blog searches.” Internally, we’ve found the site incredibly useful. “To be frank, it’s been so useful in churning up news items that I’ve been hesitant to discuss it publicly,” Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote in a recent post.Just a few days ago, we wrote about Lazyfeed’s announcing support for RSSCloud. Lazyfeed was the first feed reader after RSSCloud creator Dave Winer’s own software called River2 to support the new protocol, which added a real-time element to RSS feeds from, among other sources, WordPress blogs.Additional implementation of PubSubHubBub allows for real-time content from Atom feeds, including Typepad blogs, Blogger blogs, and Feedburner content. “It is now really like an instant messenger, ” wrote Gahng in a blog post.Gahng went on to discuss the issue of real-time Feedburner content, saying, “It seems that Feedburner itself is not real-time. Right now, all content from Feedburner-hosted blogs is not being collected in real time. It seems that the feed is updated several minutes after the actual post is published.He further suggested a “relay of two real-time notifications” between a blog and the Feedburner server through either of the real-time feed protocols. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Are You Something More Than a Vendor?

first_imgYour clients are either going to believe that you are their strategic partner or that you are their vendor. You determine which of these categories they put you in by your behavior, your actions.If you behave like you are a vendor, then you are going to be treated like a vendor. If you behave like you are their strategic partner, you are going to be treated like you are something much more than a vendor. But it starts and ends with you.Transactional Behavior, Transactional RelationshipIf you treat your clients business like a series of transactions, they will treat your relationship like a transaction, too. They’ll focus on price. They’ll share their spending across other vendors. They won’t take your calls.By never creating anything more than a transactional level of value, you’ll never capture any real value. You’ll never command your client’s wallet share.Value Creating Behavior, Strategic PartnerIf you act like you are your client’s strategic partner, owning your share of the outcomes that you sell, bringing them new ideas, working the relationships within their company to find new ways to create value, they’ll treat you like you are their strategic partner.By taking the actions that a strategic partner would take, you create more value for your client. And by doing so, you capture more value yourself in the way of mind share, wallet share, and profit. They treat you like you are strategic, not transactional.The way your clients perceive you, the way they treat you, is based on the way you behave. You can’t wait for them to treat you like the strategic partner you want to be before you start behaving that way. You are going to get back what you put out. You have to go first.QuestionsWhat set of actions make your relationships transactional?What actions make your relationships strategic?How do you become your client’s strategic partner when the relationship begins as something less than that, like a series of transactions?Why do you have to go first and behave the way you want to be treated? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

NEW CHAIRMAN PNP keeps Ewing

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Feb 2016 – The dust is settled now following a National Convention for the Governing Progressive National Party and despite some suspicions, the party has returned Rufus Ewing as leader and elects a new National Chairman.Former North Caicos MP, the fiesty Royal Robinson has the most strategic job within his party and he reportedly won it effortlessly. The Party Leader post also went unchallenged and selected to remain at Hon Rufus Ewing’s side is Carlos Simons, QC and 2012 at large candidate. Simons is the Deputy Leader.Also ratified and ready to lead the party into the next General Elections are: Deputy Chairman, Sharon Simons; Gordon Burton, Treasurer; Sean Bassett is new Public Relations Director; Sonia Williams is Secretary General and Phillip Misick, Party Whip.Robinson, in speaking to Magnetic Media this morning said he believes he was trusted with chairmanship because of his,”Experience, drive determination and an ability to get things done.”The plain speaking politician is also a former Government minister, land surveyor and local developer.The PNP National Convention was last night held at the Tropicana Club and will today move to the just returned headquarters on Airport Road for a “community clean up and celebration.” TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:carlos simons, general assembly, pnp, Royal Robinson, rufus ewing Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unitelast_img read more

Resumes From Craigslist Make My Skin Crawl

first_imgFOLIO:’s annual, much-anticipated Magazine Job Report is out, and it’s a great read (I should know—I co-wrote it!). It’s choc-full of interesting, if not surprising, anecdotes.Like this one:Craigslist is a deplorable resource, according to ZweigWhite’s [Dick] Ryan. “Resumes from Craigslist make my skin crawl. Some have worked out but many have been unmitigated disasters,” he says. For entry level positions, however, he admits it can be useful, as people under the age of 30 are relying on social sites such as Craigslist and even Facebook and MySpace. For the full PDF version—including charts—click here.Click here for the online version.last_img

BREAKING NEWS Bendel Caira Win ReElection OMahony Joins The Board

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The voters have spoken!  Below are the unofficial results of the Wilmington’s 2019 Annual Town Election.  These numbers were announced moments ago by the Town Clerk’s Office. The numbers will be officially certified on Monday.  Winners are bolded in red.Contested Races:Board of Selectmen (2 seats, 3-year term)Greg Bendel (incumbent) — 1837Kevin Caira (incumbent) — 1721Dan Murphy — 69Rob Fasulo — 876Mark Maselli — 441Suzanne Sullivan — 1288Board of Selectmen (1 seat, 1-year term)Kevin MacDonald — 698Daryn Marsh — 348Jomarie O’Mahony — 1971Uncontested Races:Wilmington School Committee (3 seat, 3-year term)Jesse Fennelly — 1836Jo Newhouse (incumbent) — 2375Jay Samaha — 1768Shawsheen Tech School Committee (1 seat, 3-year term)Robert Peterson Sr. (incumbent) Tomorrow: Look a full recap on Wilmington Apple tomorrow!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTOWN ELECTION FALLOUT: Winners Bendel, Caira & O’Mahony Are Ready To Get To WorkIn “Government”ELECTION UPDATE: Kevin MacDonald Enters Selectmen’s Race 24 Hours Before Filing DeadlineIn “Government”ELECTION UPDATE: Suzanne Sullivan, Rob Fasulo, Daryn Marsh Join Selectmen RacesIn “Government”last_img read more

Apple iPhone Sales in India Accelerated by EMI Schemes and Discounts

first_imgRecent statistics show that India has become an important market for Apple Inc. The tech company’s strategy of introducing equal monthly installments (EMI) and cash back schemes are behind the soaring sales of its smartphones which have risen by 300% to 400%.The Economic Times, quoting research analyst Sunil Thirumalai, reported that EMI schemes have helped raise the iPhone sale figure from what was previously just 70,000-80,000 smartphones a year.”From Our channel checks we believe that iPhone sales are nearing 400,000 units per month in India- that is nearly 3% share of a single top-end product in a market that has long been dominated by low-end feaure phones”, said the research analyst from Credit Suisse.According to publishing and conference company Informa, smartphone subscription in India rises by 52% year-on-year, a figure surpassed by Taiwan, and it is predicted to have 67 million smartphone subscribers by the end of the year. This growth pace will enable it to become the fifth major smartphone market after China, US, Japan and Brazil.A few months ago, the Cupertino-based Company rolled out its EMI scheme, by which potential iPhone customers could make partial payment and claim their iPhone 4 and 4S models and later remit the rest of the amount in six to 12 months, without any interest.  “The 4-9% implicit discount coupled with the option of easy EMIs spread over 6-12 months became popular. Within a few months, our discussions with handset retailers indicated that iPhone sales went up 3-4x, forcing companies to respond,” said Thirumalai.Apple actually lowered the price of its premier product category for customers in India, adding an 18% discount by April on top of the earlier offer (nearly doing away with the down-payment), resulting in almost 23-27% discount on its product. Earlier in May, it started offering students an discount of $134 (₹7,777) on some of its iPhone models.Companies like Samsung, Nokia and Blackberry have also followed suit, exploring and stretching the Indian smartphone markets to the maximum.For its retail strategy, Apple had partnered with telecom operators in India, mainly Bharati Airtel and Aircel.last_img read more

Gautam Chintamanis political biography Rajneeti to chronicle Rajnath Singhs 5decade BJP journey

first_imgPress Information BureauUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s biography by film historian and author Gautam Chintamani will hit the stands next month. The book ‘Rajneeti’ from Penguin Random House India is also available for pre-order on e-commerce websites.According to Penguin Random House India, Rajneeti chronicles Singh’s career spanning nearly 50 years in which he emerged from the grassroots and made it to the top echelons of power on the basis of their hard work, grit and determination.Like most of India’s present political dispensation, Rajnath Singh, too, emerged post-Emergency, the twenty-one-month period between June 1975 and March 1977, often described as the darkest phase in independent India’s history. Yet Singh stands apart from many of his contemporaries as he continues to remain committed to the ideals of social justice, political equality and civil liberty,” said Gautam Chintamani.”In a career spanning fifty years, Singh has come to embody a certain standard in public life where principles do not change with prevailing circumstances, and he strives to constantly mend bridges as well as find common ground across party lines. What propelled me to write this book was the desire to tell the story of a politician, who, unlike most other politicians, never shied away from doing the right thing, irrespective of the opposition.””As a biographer, in Rajnath Singh’s life, I found a rare instance of a politician in contemporary India who has traversed the entire spectrum of the political journey. In this odyssey, Singh has both witnessed and played a significant role in shaping the history of India. A naturally pragmatic person who rarely dwells in the past, Singh’s life also offers the younger generations great insight into the struggles undertaken by men and women to deliver on the promise of making India a world leader,” he added.Singh had emerged from being a humble swayamsevak in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and even served as a cabinet minister in the Vajpayee government. Jailed during the Emergency, Singh was the president of BJP’s youth wing – Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.A two-term president of the BJP, Singh witnessed the elevation of Narendra Modi as the party’s prime ministerial candidate and delivered BJP’s biggest election victory in 2014. Since then, as the Union Home Minister, he has ushered in a new phase in the country’s security where both internal and external threats have been minimised. Under Singh, the threats from Naxalites and Maoists have significantly decreased and Jammu and Kashmir saw its first local body elections in over a decade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Rajnath Singh released BJP’s manifesto ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.Gautam Chintamani hails from a literary tradition that runs deep on both sides of his family — the late Telugu poet Arudra is his maternal grandfather and the liberal thinker Sir CY Chintamani is his paternal great-grandfather.Gautam ChintamaniTwitter/Gautam ChintamaniGautam’s documentary film SRI: Challenging Traditions, Transforming Lives had won the Best Documentary Award at the Asia Pacific Rice Film Festival, Malaysia. His trilogy, Janam–Aagazh–Parvaaz, on the journey of children with special needs and their parents was screened at the 2011 International Film Festival of India (IFFI). His notable television credits include Siddhanth, a law series which garnered an Emmy nomination in the ‘international drama’ category — a first for an Indian television show.Gautam’s writing has featured in national publications, including a compilation on Dadasaheb Phalke awardees published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Legends of Indian Silver Screen. He was on the National Film Awards jury for Best Writing on Cinema in 2016.last_img read more

Voting begins in Brahmanbarias 3 suspended centres

first_imgVoters wait in queues at the Sohagpur Dakkhin Government Primary School in Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria-2 constituency on 9 January. Photo: Emdadul HaqueRe-balloting in three election centres in Brahmanbaria-2 constituency, where the voting was suspended during the 30 December general elections, began at 8:00am Wednesday, reports UNB.The voting will continue till 4:00pm without any break.In case of 100 per cent turnout of 10,574 voters in the three polling centres, BNP candidate Abdul Sattar Bhuiyan needs 208 votes while his nearest rival independent contender Moyeenuddin Moyeen requires 10,367 votes to win the elections.The three election centres are Jatrapur Govt Primary School, Bahadurpur Govt Primary School and Sohagpur Dakkhin Govt Primary School.The margin of votes between Abdus Sattar and Moyeenuddin is 10,159 which is less than the total 10,574 votes under the three election centres. So, the re-voting to the three polling centres is needed.Abdus Sattar with the ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ bagged 82,723 votes while Moyeen with ‘Kalar Chhara’ (stalk of bananas) pocketed 72,564 votes during the 30 December elections.Assistant returning officer of the election and Ashuganj upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Mousumi Bain Hira said all preparations have already been completed to arrange the re-voting.last_img read more

Dragon boat accident kills 11 in China

first_imgEleven people were killed Saturday and six others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, state-run Xinhua news agency said.Rowers on board the two long, narrow kayak-like boats were practising for a race in Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident occurred Saturday afternoon, tipping 57 people into the water.Some 40 people have been pulled out of the water alive and rescue work continues, Xinhua said.Authorities in Guilin said villagers had organised a practice session without notifying police, and that two organisers were detained.Races are held nationwide every year to mark the dragon boat festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or the summer solstice.The festival pays tribute to the ancient poet Qu Yuan who, legend has it, drowned himself in protest against being falsely accused of treason.last_img read more