Breaking: Cllr Martin McDermott elected new Cathaoirleach of Inishowen

first_imgFianna Fáil Councillor Martin McDermott has officially been elected as Cathaoirleach for the Municipal District of Inishowen.The Glengad man topped the poll in Inishowen last month with 2,501 first preference votes.He was the first county councillor to be elected to the new Donegal County Council in Inishowen. McDermott takes over the role from Irish Labour Councillor Martin Farren.Following his election last month, McDermott told Donegal Daily: I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a blown-away vote,”“I can’t put into words the support I’ve got. I got great support the last time. To get around 35 per cent of the vote, I can’t put that into words.”Breaking: Cllr Martin McDermott elected new Cathaoirleach of Inishowen was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

How to Live Through this Disruptive Age with Gerhard Gschwandtner – Episode 5

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:53 — 15.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWe have now left the linear worldAs a publisher of a very successful magazine that has now lost much of its revenue to the digital shift that’s taken place, Gerhard Gschwandtner knows that things have changed. In his mind, it’s a change away from what is linear into what is multifaceted and diverse. In this conversation, Anthony chats with Gerhard about what it was like to see his company’s revenue leak away as the digital age was born and how he’s weathered the storm with such optimism. It’s a great conversation with a great guy.How to Live Through this #Disruptive Age with Gerhard Gschwandtner – Episode 5Click To TweetAdversity is the diamond dust nature used to polish its jewelsMany traditional publishers have done nothing but bemoan the changes that have happened in the publishing industry due to the advent of the digital age. But Gerhard Gschwandtner has taken a different approach. He believes that the changes are for the betterment of mankind and that publishers need to learn how to adapt what they do to the new methods of doing them. In this episode, you’ll hear Gerhard’s contagious optimism about where the publishing industry is headed and how he’s doing his part to continue the trends by adapting to them.Everybody is a publisher but some are better than others.Like any business vertical, publishing has its share of players. Now that the ease of self-publishing on the internet has made it possible for anyone to become a publisher, the marketplace is more crowded than ever. But not all publishers are created equal. Gerhard Gshwandtner is convinced that the game is still the same and that those who survive and even thrive are the publishers who do the best job at publishing. He’s proving that the switch can be made effectively through his own pivots, so be sure you listen to hear the lessons he’s learned.Everybody is a publisher but some are better than others. A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetWhat tools can I use to align marketing with sales?Though his business is a publishing house his area of focus is sales. That’s one of the many things that makes Gerhard Gshwandtner such an interesting guest for the In The Arena podcast. With his  years at the helm of “Selling Power” magazine Gerhard has learned much about sales from thousands of people whose stories have been told within the pages of his magazine. On this episode of In The Arena, Anthony picks the brain of a man who has seen, learned, and taught more about sales than most people will learn in a lifetime. You’ll want to hear this one.Outline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of Gerhard Gschwandtner. Why Gerhard decided to become a publisher of a sales magazine. How the electronic age has impacted Gerhard’s magazine. What is it about Gerhard that makes him willing to thrive in the digital age. Changing the format but not changing the message. Why Gerhard is happy to be part of the new type of publishing. The selling power conference and what’s on the horizon. The interview Gerhard is most proud of. What is Sales Op Shop?Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.SellingPower.comThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeWhat tools can I use to align marketing with sales? A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetWe have now left the linear world. A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetAdversity is the diamond dust nature used to polish its jewels. A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

A Hedge Against Unavoidable Downside Risks

first_imgYou have no control over whether the CEO you have been working with on a deal leaves the company to start a new venture of their own the week they were supposed to sign your contract. Nor do you have any control over the fact that the rest of the CEO’s team decides to wait for the new CEO to make the final decision. You may have done everything right up to this point and still end up with a deal that is at risk.Your main contact is the CEO of the Problem you have been working on together, and she is taking your proposal to the Board of Directors for final approval, expecting that the signature is a formality. Neither of you have any idea that one of the board members has a personal and professional relationship with your competitor and that he is going to ask her to meet with them before the Board makes a decision.The company that you have been working on for just over three years is growing fast and capturing market share. They’re getting a lot of attention, including yours. The deal that you have been working on will help them accelerate their growth even more, and everyone believes it is the right next step. Your contacts were just notified that the company is being purchased and that they should not make any significant decisions or spend money now.Then, there is this: “We’ve had a change in priorities. We aren’t going to do anything here this year.”This list could on for a long time. There are innumerable variations of “deal killers” that, despite your very best efforts, can derail your deal—and your goals. Because this is true, the best thing you can do to prevent missing your goals is to hedge, to have enough deals that the loss of one deal doesn’t prevent you from reaching them. The bigger the deal you are working on, the greater your need to hedge.There is part of selling that is opportunity capture, doing the work to win new opportunities. This is the part most salespeople love. There is another part, however, that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves, nor does it command enough time and energy, and that is opportunity creation. This is the part that starts with prospecting.Because there are downside risks that are unavoidable, protecting yourself from the hand of fate requires the hedge that is creating enough opportunities to offset your risks. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

12 days agoBrighton midfielder Stephens has no doubts about Connolly potential

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton midfielder Stephens has no doubts about Connolly potentialby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Dale Stephens has no doubts about the potential of Aaron Connolly.he 19-year-old grabbed the headlines with a double strike against Tottenham on his first Prem start. Asked whether Connolly has the ability to get under defenders’ skins, Stephens replied: “Yes, he’s got that side to his game and he’s going to need it.“He’s not a big lad, and he has got different abilities to a big centre-forward but he can use what he has got to his advantage.“Being a pain and a pest is what he is good at and that proved good for us (against Tottenham).” last_img

Ohio State’s Thad Matta Was Pretty Unhappy With The Referees Following His Team’s Loss To Michigan State Last Night

first_imgThad Matta yells at a referee.Thad Matta did a lot of screaming during his team’s game against Michigan State Friday night. Plenty that yelling was directed at his players, who performed quite poorly in a 76-67 loss to the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round. But a lot of it was aimed at the officials. Matta, 47, has been coaching in the conference since 2004. He, in a roundabout way, called the officiating during last night’s game the worst he’s ever seen. Matta on the officiating: “I’ve been in this league 11 years and that was amazing.”— Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) March 14, 2015Matta was mostly unhappy with the amount of physicality the Spartans were getting away with. He believed his players were getting bumped on cuts, hand checked when dribbling and bodied when driving into the lane. Matta says this was one of the most physical games he’s ever seen. My interpretation: “We got hacked to death.”— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) March 14, 2015To be fair to the refs, there was an even distribution when it comes to the amount of fouls that were called – 20 on Michigan State and 18 on Ohio State. With the win, the Spartans moved on to the semifinal round, where they’ll face No. 2 seed Maryland. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, will find out their NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night. Most projections have Matta’s team seeded on the No. 8/No. 9 line.last_img read more

Scanbox Rob Heydon Productions line up Last Rituals exclusive

first_imgThe partners have earmarked a first quarter 2018 start on the Canada-Iceland co-production based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s first book in the series, 2005 global hit Last Rituals. The story follows Thora Gudmundsdottir, a single mother and lawyer in Reykjavik who moonlights as a detective.Los Angeles-based Sighvatsson (pictured at left) acquired the rights several years ago and is developing with Rob Heydon Productions, Canadian broadcaster CHCH, and Telemunchen, which holds the German rights and serves as international sales agent on the series.”This will be a book adaptation set and produced in Iceland in English language,” Sighvatsson said. “There’s not been a female-driven, worldwide hit Scandinavian crime story in some time. We think this material is quite unique. It’s a procedural with a much more humanistic element.” Login/Register With: READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

KIEFER SUTHERLAND TACKLES A CHRISTMAS TREE ON THANKSGIVING

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It is important to laugh at yourself.Happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/GQZ8fycQXl— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) November 22, 2018Kiefer Sutherland has a new holiday celebration inspired by a viral video published more than a decade ago. See, once upon a time, the “24” actor decided to tackle a Christmas tree after having a couple of drinks. Twitter/Kiefer Sutherland That split-second decision has followed him around for the remainder of his career, but Sutherland is taking it in stride.To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, the 51-year-old actor posted a video on Twitter. He introduced a Christmas tree topped with a woolly hat, which he proceeded to hug before taking down in what is apparently typical Sutherland fashion.Happy Thanksgiving from Sutherland to you.By SHAKIEL MAHJOURI | ET CANADA Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Columbus Crew return to Ohio State to honor Connor Senn

For players participating in Tuesday’s Connor Senn Memorial soccer game between the Ohio State men’s soccer team and the Columbus Crew, the event is more than an exhibition match. The charity event, which honors former OSU soccer player Connor Senn who collapsed on the field of play and died hours later, transcends sport, said Columbus Crew coach Robert Warzycha. On Sept. 26, 2001, Senn, a then-18-year-old freshman, collapsed on the field during a game at Akron. The cause of death was determined to be a congenital heart defect that, at the time, went undetected. “I would call (Senn) more of a family member,” Warzycha said. “He was a soccer player, we all play soccer. It’s very important for us to be at this game. This is something that we all remember and it raises awareness of what happened on the field and raises money for the cause.” The charity match was established in 2002 and will be back Tuesday for the 11th time. The event raises awareness for sudden cardiac arrest in athletes with proceeds benefiting the Connor Senn Memorial Fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, according to ohiostatebuckeyes.com. For the first nine years of the game, OSU took on the Crew. Last year, though, the Crew elected not to play in the charity match. Crew technical director Brian Bliss told The Lantern in May 2011 that playing in the Connor Senn Memorial Match would cost the club $10,000 because of the Major League Soccer Players Union’s most recently ratified collective-bargaining agreement, which stipulates that MLS clubs can schedule only one non-league “free game” per season. The Crew had already scheduled an international friendly against Premier League’s Newcastle United to be played on July 26, so OSU instead hosted the Dayton Dutch Lions of the United Soccer Leagues. The Buckeyes lost to the Dutch Lions, 3-1, May 2. This year, the Crew returns to take on the Buckeyes and OSU coach John Bluem said having them back is an important factor for both teams. “It’s neat. It’s the pro team in town playing against Ohio State University men’s Division I team,” Bluem said. “The Crew really add that little bit of extra juice to it.” Bluem said he’s looking for his team to go out and show that they can keep up with the pros. He also said he would like to have the opportunity to play everyone on the team, but the bench might see limited action in this contest. “We want to show that we’re a good team. We’re going to put out there who we think is the best group and play them for as much of the game as possible,” Bluem said. “Hopefully we can go about 70 to 75 minutes and it’s a good game and it’s close.” Former OSU and current Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson previously played in the game as a Buckeye from 2008-2011 and said he’s not going to take the game lightly. “I’m excited about it and I’m going to be honest, I want to make it not close … You would think that I would have some sort of compassion for my alma mater, but unfortunately,” Lampson said, pausing while a grin spread across his face, “it’s not there. This is my job now and I gotta go out and do it.” Lampson said when he wore scarlet and gray, OSU often went into the match hoping to make it close but quickly realized they would be outplayed by the pros. He said he’s expecting this year’s match to play out in similar fashion. “When I played with OSU, they would say things like, ‘All right we’re going to go out and play against these guys,’” Lampson said. “And we would try for about five minutes and then we were like, ‘Well, they’re way better. Lets hang back a little bit.’ That’s what I’m expecting, for them to hang back and not attack so much.” Warzycha said he plans on starting players that don’t normally crack the Crew’s starting lineup, but added that everyone on the Crew could have a chance to play. “We’ll see how the game goes and everybody is going to be on the bench, so if we need to use somebody, then they’ll go in and play,” Warzycha said. Regardless of the outcome, Bluem said he is proud of what the game has become, grateful the Crew have agreed to be a part of it and said there is a lesson that can be learned from all of it. “Life is precious. Sudden cardiac death is a scary thing that can happen in athletics and in general walks of life. The Columbus Crew have been unbelievable as a partner for the last 11 years,” he said. “Our goal now is through research and education, which we can now fund, to prevent sudden cardiac death.” Tuesday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and students and can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS. Pat Brennan contributed to this article. read more

Mens Hockey Win streaks on the line when No 6 Ohio State

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (14-4-4, 7-4-1-0 Big Ten) will try to keep its win streak intact when it travels to State College, Pennsylvania, for a weekend series against a streaking No. 13 Penn State (12-7-3, 5-4-3-2 Big Ten) team Friday and Saturday.Penn State hasn’t lost in regulation in 10 games, with the lone blemish coming in a 2-2 shootout loss to Michigan State. Ohio State has won its past six games, which include series sweeps of Big Ten rivals Michigan State and No. 9 Minnesota. Ohio State’s last two losses came to the Nittany Lions in a series in early December. The Buckeyes lost in a shootout after a 5-5 tie in the first game and were shut out 4-0 in the next game. “We’re different, they’re different from a month and a half ago and what not,” Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We’re going in there with the expectation that we got to go in there and play better, be better, to go in there and try and beat a good hockey team.”Penn State boasts the top offense in the nation, averaging 4.1 goals scored per game. The Nittany Lion offense is led by junior forward Andrew Sturtz, who has 10 goals and 28 points in 21 games this season. Penn State sophomore forward Denis Smirnov has nine goals and 17 points in 14 games, while leading the team with five power-play goals.Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo said he is ready for a Penn State offense that averages 40 shots per game. “They shoot a lot, so I know what to expect on that front,” Romeo said. “I just have confidence from how we have been preparing and how we’ve been playing, so definitely feeling good going into the weekend.”Rohlik said Penn State has relentless players who frequently push the puck in front of the net, and Ohio State will have to play strong defense to slow down the Nittany Lions’ attack. “Everything is to the net, they crash the net, they’re relentless, they work extremely hard, they stick to their system. They are who they are. That’s what makes them great,” Rohlik said. “For us, we just need to be disciplined with our five-man defense… I think that’s the biggest thing, we can’t control, you know, Smirnov is gonna get loose and some of those guys are gonna get loose, but again, we’re concentrating on five guys, not just one.” Ohio State holds one of the best road records of any team in the country at 9-1-1. “I think for some reason our team just gets a little excited hearing that student section going against us,” Romeo said. “I think that give us a little boost. I know this weekend will be pretty hectic, so I think we’ll come out flying.” Puck drop for the first game of the series will happen at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the second game will begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Both games will take place at Pegula Ice Arena. read more

Team TCI returns home victorious from Taste of the Caribbean chef showdown

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 13, 2016 – Two golds, at least three silver and honorable mentions were the prizes for the TCHTA Culinary Team TCI.  The group returned on Saturday from the Taste of the Caribbean chef showdown in Miami and starring was the country’s own, 19 year old Robinangel Simons, the overall Jr Chef winner, getting the Gold and Robinangel is now an inductee into the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Hall of Fame.  “Even our presentation on our buffet for the taste of the islands blew away every other country.  But for a young  woman to bring back Junior Caribbean Chef of the Year for the whole Caribbean, is out of this world.”Another gold was secured by islander, Chef Joseph Charles with his seafood preparation; Chef Charles said while the other teams had an artillery of gadgets to out cook one another, for Team TCI it was pure hands and heart. “Other guys brought vacuum packs, they brought microwaves, all we had were just knives, all we had were these (hands), and it’s just for what we’ve been doing here, and these guys were preparing from the last competition as they went back home, and they said this, they said the moment they went home they started preparing for this year.  We did six weeks.”Colin Watson, team leader said TeamTCI showed remarkable discipline, always getting into position first, with the cleanest kitchen and allowing flavor to be the difference in their culinary masterpieces.A teary-eyed Stacy Cox is one of the founders of the Hospitality Adventure, junior chef program and said the welcome home was the icing on the cake.  “This has been something that I’ve been trying to do for the past three years now.  We’ve started from fact finding missions with CHTA to going and just scoping it out for two years to three years consecutively, and to have a team go in with less than two months of practicing and coming out so victorious.”Turks and Caicos also earned Silver in beef, Silver for Bartender and honorable mention in dessert and dessert presentation.  Scores showed up at the airport, including Robin’s family, the Beaches Resort Family complete with Elmo and Cookie Monster, We Funk Junkanoo was there and Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Hon Porsha Smith who assisted the welcome reception complete with red carpet.   The media was out in full force too. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more