A Letterkenny homeowner has their pet dog to thank for frightening away a burglar last night.Gardaí are seeking information in relation to the burglary at Rann Mor Meadow, which occurred on Monday 13th of May at around 10:50 pm. The suspect gained entry through double PVC doors at the back of the house. However, a dog was in the kitchen to alert the owner of the house and the burglar left without anything being taken. If anyone happened to see anything in the area that might help the Gardaí call the Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Dog spooks burglar during Letterkenny home invasion was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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)
Fulham are 8/11 to finish the campaign in the top 10 (evens bottom half) after their derby win over Rangers and they travel to Newcastle on Sunday.Newcastle are 16s for the drop and need three points but it could be a good time to meet the Geordies.Alan Pardew’s side are 11/10 to win, with Fulham 27/10 and the draw 5/2.Dimitar Berbatov has scored in his last four league games for the first time in his career and is 7/1 to score the opening goal and 85/40 to score at any time.Paolo Di Canio brings his Sunderland side to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with Chelsea (6/4 to win the FA Cup) desperate for the points to cement their place in the top four.The Blues are 1/3 with the Black Cats 19/2 and the draw at 22/5.Chelsea are 4/11 to finish in the top four and 6/5 to finish top London club, but they need three points against relegation-threatened Sunderland, that’s for sure.Rangers gave it a good go in the second half on Monday night but their defensive inadequacies meant it was another loss and the Hoops are now 1/16 the be playing in the Championship next term.They entertain FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan on Sunday and it goes without saying they must win.Loic Remy was wasted wide on the right in the first 45 minutes at the Cottage but looked sharp in the second half when playing down the middle and is 5/1 to score first and 6/4 to score at any time.Rangers are 7/5 with the Latics (5/2 for relegation) 21/10 and the draw at 12/5.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comBe luckyCharlie
In The Lost Art of Closing, I wrote about the ten commitments you need in a typical B2B sale. In that book, I identified two rules to acquire these commitments, the first of which is that you must trade enough value to create an imbalance in your client’s favor (they gain from the meeting, even if they never buy from you). The second rule is that you need to control the process (the sales conversation).Here are eleven ways you give up control.Not knowing that it is your responsibility to control the process: It is easy to lose control of the process when you don’t know it is your responsibility to manage it in the first place. Improvement here starts with awareness. There are some who believe that buyer should—or does—control the process, and that you should be subservient, waiting for them to direct you. This is wrong, and it will cause limit your ability to win and serve your clients.Not creating enough value in a meeting to earn the next: If you don’t show up prepared, with an agenda, with insights and ideas, and with good questions, you are not going to generate enough value to earn the right to another meeting. Your client is going to decide whether the next meeting makes sense, and that judgment is shaped by how you perform.Leaving a meeting without a meeting: You should never leave a meeting without another meeting. If you do, you are going to find yourself chasing your prospective client for the next meeting, first over voicemail, then over email (two mediums which make it easy for your client to avoid you). Book the next meeting before you end each meeting.Accepting a non-commitment: A non-commitment sounds like this: “We’ll reach out to you in the next couple weeks.” Maybe they mean it. Alternatively, perhaps they’re just nice so that they can get rid of you. One thing is certain, there is no next meeting on their calendar, and there is nothing on yours. You accepted a non-commitment, and you are back to chasing.Making a commitment instead of gaining one: You may have established a few critical follow-up tasks from your meeting. You owe your prospect an email with some additional information. The commitment that you made is not a commitment for the client, and they are in no way obligated to open, read, or respond to your mail. A commitment was made, but your client didn’t make it.Avoiding conflict over next steps: Your client may not want to do what they need to do next. They may not want to bring in other parties. They may not want to commit to a meeting with your operations team. They may not want to let your legal team hash out an indemnification clause with their legal team. When these commitments are necessary, avoiding the difficult conversation to gain the commitment can levy a hefty penalty of your conflict-aversion of your lack of diplomacy.Failing to trade enough value for the commitment you want: If you can’t tell your client precisely what they gain from the meeting you are trying to schedule, they are right to refuse it. They need to know how they benefit from agreeing to the meeting. No value, no commitment.Allowing clients to determine what comes next when it is the wrong decision: Sometimes a client will tell you something that sounds positive, like “Go ahead and get us a proposal and pricing.” But if you haven’t done the work to be able to provide what they are asking for, you have to do what is right instead of what seems easy.Not knowing what commitment you need: It’s possible that you don’t know what commitment you need. Because the sales conversation is nonlinear, it is easy to find yourself outside of your sales process and in a place where turn-by-turn directions are not available. Even if you have to guess, and even if you are wrong, you need a commitment that moves the opportunity forward.Failing to identify the next best commitment: Sometimes the commitment you need is difficult to gain. If you don’t have a backup commitment, something you can ask for that, while not being optimal, still moves your forward. Something is almost always better than nothing.Not asking: If you don’t ask for the commitment you need, you are not going to acquire that commitment. Ask!
A week after clashes broke out between local Khasi people and Sikh community members, life in Shillong is gradually returning to normalcy with no fresh violence reported from anywhere in the city prompting authorities to relax the daytime curfew. The capital of Meghalaya was gripped by violence since May 29 following an altercation between Sikh residents in the city’s Punjabi Lane area and Khasi drivers of State-run buses. More than 10 people, including policemen and CRPF personnel, were injured in the clashes. As in past two days, curfew was relaxed for nine hours in the 14 “vulnerable areas” from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Authorities will decide on further relaxation of curfew, Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills, P.S. Dkhar said.
A new online charity auction is giving you the chance to grab a friend and head to Farm Aid 2013 on September 21st to join the ranks of rock royalty to meet with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus.Access to his home on the road is usually reserved for Willie’s family, friends and the occasional superstar or luminary. As Willie’s guest you will receive: • 2 Tickets to Farm Aid 2013 from Willie Nelson’s personal allotment • A private, escorted backstage tour of Farm Aid 2013 • A visit with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus at the show • A photo on the bus with Willie • The opportunity to have one personal item autographed • An official Farm Aid 2013 “Artist’ laminate pass signed by Willie Nelson (laminate to be sent to winner after event for security purposes)This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get personal access to an American legend and get a behind the scenes glimpse into his world. Farm Aid 2013 lineup includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee and more.The auction runs until September 5, and will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. Access the auction here.