Donegal organisation named as National Lottery Good Cause of the Year

first_imgAn inspiring organisation which provides ocean, surf, and water therapy for young people with physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual needs has been named the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year 2019.The Donegal-based, Liquid Therapy was named National Lottery Good Causes of the Year 2019 and also won the Sport & Recreation Category at the gala National Lottery Good Causes Awards, held in the Clayton Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin last night (Saturday 2nd November).Josepha Madigan (centre) Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Andrew Algeo, chief executive National Lottery presents the top prize in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards to Tom Losey of Liquid Therapy, Bundoran, Co. Donegal and colleagues from left: Aoife Britton; Daveth Fox; Elaine Losey and Daragh Gorman. Pic Mac Innes PhotographyThe National Lottery Good Causes Awards honour the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who, with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding, have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities. The team of dedicated ocean lovers believe that everybody should be able to benefit from the therapeutic experience of the ocean and Liquid Therapy’s mission is to provide the perfect platform to empower each individual to be able to reach their aquatic potential!Tom and Elaine Losey members of Liquid Therapy, Bundoran, Co. Donegal the winners of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards at the prize giving in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin last night, 2nd November 2019. Pic Mac Innes Photography36 finalists from all over Ireland gathered for a glittering Awards dinner which was hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Grainne Seoige with support from social media influencer and presenter, James Patrice.Tom Losey, founder and director of Liquid Therapy, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the award and we are absolutely stunned.“To have won both the Sport & Recreation and to be named National Lottery Good Cause of the Year truly is a huge honour. “This award is dedicated to our surfers, our families, our volunteers, our community and our supporters. It caps off an amazing 2019 for Liquid Therapy and we cannot wait for the adventures of 2020!”Liquid Therapy was established in 2011, in Bundoran, Donegal, to provide one to one support for young people who wanted to experience surfing but are unable to participate in mainstream opportunities due to various physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual conditions.Presenting the representatives from Liquid Therapy with their prize for winning the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said: “It is no secret that the ocean and seas provide a therapeutic experience for everyone, whether it is listening to the waves or surfing on top of them.This award goes to a truly unique organisation which provides comfort and support to young people while enabling them to experience the fun of surfing and playing in the water.”Minister Madigan added: “Community is at the heart of all we do in Ireland and the inspiring National Lottery Good Causes Awards finalists have excelled in their use of Good Causes funds to benefit their localities and the wider society. “Good Causes funding has helped us build a better Ireland and has given communities opportunities they would not have had otherwise.”Donegal organisation named as National Lottery Good Cause of the Year was last modified: November 3rd, 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

Don’t forget what’s at the heart of the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant feud

first_imgSince Monday night’s spat during a game against the Clippers, there’s been a foreboding energy floating over the Warriors that’s impossible to mistranslate:This is the end.Green’s first on-the-record, public comments Thursday didn’t clear that air, either.“Kevin and I spoke. We’re moving forward,” Green said. “Nobody in this organization — not myself, not Kevin, not anybody else — is going to beat us. If you’re one of those 29 other teams, you’ve got to beat us. We’re not going to beat us. …last_img read more

Samsung’s Epic Game Of Follow The Leader

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#Apple#Samsung#Tizen Samsung is turning the smartphone market in to one giant game of Simon Says. Samsung says stand on one foot. Samsung says make bigger phones. Samsung says to make smartphones available to all carriers. Sue the South Korean smartphone manufacturer in every patent court on the planet… Oh, we didn’t say Samsung Says. Above all, Samsung Says: follow the leader. And like it or not, the rest of the smartphone manufacturing industry is going to have to play Samsung’s game. It’s Samsung’s Game Now“Barring an unlikely collapse in Samsung’s business, even Apple will be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 through the foreseeable future,” said ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan in a release.ABI Research predicts that Apple’s iPhone will top out at 22% of smartphone market share in 2013. Samsung will likely improve on its 30% market share as well as continue to diversify its portfolio.Samsung rose to prominence on its well-chronicledshotgun approach to smartphone manufacturing. On the strength of Android (which makes up 90% of the company’s mobile portfolio according to ABI), Samsung has inundated the globe with handsets of all shape, sizes and prices. Samsung knows how to hit the top of the market with its Galaxy S and Note lines but also have an extremely effective long tail with its lower-end Galaxy devices and oft-forgotten products using Bada operating system. Android’s perch atop the global smartphone pyramid is secure… for now. Yet, as history shows us, no technology is ever immune from falling out of dominance and there is a long line of competitors lining up to steal some of Android’s thunder. Research In Motion may find a moderate degree of success with its BlackBerry 10 smartphones that will be announced at the end of this month. Microsoft and Nokia still hope to make a dent with Windows Phone. At this point, those two operating systems are relative known quantities and performance can be predicted with a fair degree of accuracy in the short term. The misnomer, however, are the operating systems that will find their way to market later this year or in 2014. Call it the Shadow Army. Who knows what it will do or if it will succeed. The actors within that army could be Tizen, Firefox OS, Canonical (Ubuntu) and, if you want to stretch your imagination, possibly Facebook. The Linux-based Tizen is the most likely to rise from the crop and make a discernible dent in the smartphone wars but there is nothing stopping Samsung from championing any one of these fledgling operating systems if they show signs of traction. That would include Windows Phone as well, as Samsung builds devices for Microsoft’s operating system. That is a luxury companies like Apple or Research In Motion do not enjoy. If Nokia ever decides it needs to expand from its Windows Phone-only approach, it could take up manufacturing of some of these other operating systems, but at this point, that seems unlikely as Nokia is currently all in on its Windows Phone bet. Hence, Samsung’s shotgun approach takes on an added degree of depth and future-proofs its market standing for the rest of the decade. Samsung will likely be happy if Android continues to be its main squeeze but, in the case of a fall from grace, it has any number of players ready to step in off the bench.Samsung says: check mate.  Related Posts center_img dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Finding Perfect Music Is Easier and Faster with PremiumBeat

first_imgThe new features available at PremiumBeat take music search and music discovery to new heights. Check out the newest tools and enhancements that make your search for that perfect track a breeze.Over the last several months, the PremiumBeat team has been hard at work making your experience with our site more pleasant. We knocked on multiple doors, called tons of numbers, and sent thousands of emails asking videographers, filmmakers, and podcasters what they’d improve in music search and music discovery.Afterward, we put together a list, rolled up our sleeves, and got to work. Now we’re proud to walk you through all the great enhancements and additions we’ve brought to PremiumBeat.Let’s take a look.Impressive HomepageLet’s start with the new homepage. We combined all the most important parts in the dynamic tabs, so you don’t have to scroll. The Browse view helps you find the tracks that our musicians curate for you. You’ll also see the trending tracks and the newest additions to our music library. Don’t like our selections? There is always the “View All” button that makes thousands of tracks immediately available.The Collections view gives you that personal touch from our music editors. These are the music collections we argued about, agreed on, and then argued about some more. They’re the best we have to offer, so enjoy the ultra-curated tunes in this view.Already know the genre and the mood you need for your project? Then turn to the Genres and Moods views, and get what you need with a single click.PRO-free MusicWe know that sometimes you need music cleared of all rights whatsoever. For this, we’ve created a unique PRO-free music collection. This music collection includes thousands of tracks composed by artists who aren’t affiliated with performance rights organizations (PROs). In other words, this music is perfect for projects that end up on television, film, or radio.If, say, you’re in Germany, this music is GEMA-free. The same is valid for all other countries.Now it’s easy to find PRO-free music on PremiumBeat. Use the PRO-free filter in the Advanced filter section on the search page.We’ve also marked PRO-free tracks as such on their respective pages. Keep an eye out for them on music track pages.Working with PRO OrganizationsIf the music you picked is not marked as PRO-free, and you plan to use it in a feature film or on TV or radio, you’ll need to go through these additional easy steps. Have a look — we’ve explained how to report the music you’ve used in your projects in easy-to-follow guidelines.New Search RefinementsWe’d like you to focus on the creative part of your project, like spending your time figuring out new approaches to your edits in your NLE. With that in mind, we realize how important it is to find the right music track quickly. Our team looked at the most-requested refinements and added them to the site’s search. Now you can refine your music search results to get to that ideal track in no time.We added a whole family of Advanced Filters.Start with the Editor’s Pick filter. Explore our music team’s curated favorites. We put hours into these playlists, and we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.You probably know that all PremiumBeat music tracks come with shorts and loops. A vast majority of our tracks also include stems. You can now filter all tracks and listen only to the tracks with Stems, with Short versions, and/or with Loops.If you don’t know what those terms mean, here’s a quick rundown:Music Stems are audio files split into several music elements. Stems offer more editing control over the audio.Shorts are shortened versions of a music track.Loops are short sections of a music track edited to repeat continuously.If your project needs instrumental music, we have you covered with the new Instrumental Only advanced filter. It takes you just a click to exclude vocals from your search results. Give it a try!Advanced Music Search TechniquesNow that you’ve made it all the way here, how about a treat?Whether you’re new to PremiumBeat or you’ve been using the music library for quite a while, you’ve probably set up a number of music playlists. Scrolling through them all may be time-consuming. To make your life easier, you can search all your carefully selected playlists. Just use the search field in the playlist area of your PremiumBeat account. Search by the playlist name, the name of the track, or the artist’s name.We also added Instruments in our search prompts. Give those prompts one extra second to show up when you type in the search field.Here is another search secret you didn’t know about: you can now search by the preview file name.We know how it works: you download the preview comp, put it in your project, and pass a bunch of versions to your client for approval. It takes the client days, weeks, or maybe months to get back to you. With the approved version in hand, you need to license the track. Just throw the file’s name in the search field, and you’ll get to the track’s page in no time.Our search pages now feature multiple pages for easier navigation. The interesting thing is that you don’t need to click through to each new page in your search results. Just use the keyboard shortcuts to browse through music.The Left/Right and Up/Down keys help you go through tracks and move from page to page when you reach the bottom of your search results. The Keyboard Shortcuts are true time savers!While browsing the site and listening to various music tracks, you’ll notice that the music player is there with you. We’ve made sure it’s present while you navigate from page to page. You can always pause the music.More Features ComingFinding the perfect music track isn’t easy; we know it can be time-consuming. But we designed all these enhancements to make your experience on our site truly better.With new music going up on the PremiumBeat library every day, our team is committed to helping you find the perfect track for your creative needs as efficiently as possible. And we’re planning to add even more useful tools.So stick around. We’ll be right back!All the above enhancements and updates can be already found on PremiumBeat.com.Looking for more details about adding music to your projects? Check out these useful articles.The Complete Video Editor’s Guide to Working with MusicHow Video Editors Can Increase Production Value Using Song StemsAudio Tips: How to Remove Vocals in a Song Using StemsWAV vs. MP3: Why You Need Hi-Res Audio for Your VideoCreative Ways You Can Use Music Loops in Your Videoslast_img read more

11 Ways You Give Up Control of the Sales Conversation

first_imgIn 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!last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Highlights Ohio State’s Strengths This Season

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talking on ESPN.Kirk Herbstreit remains bullish on Ohio State’s football team heading into the season.The ESPN college football analyst did a Q&A with his followers on Twitter late Wednesday night.One person asked Herbstreit, who played quarterback for the Buckeyes, to highlight OSU’s strengths heading into the [email protected] What is going to be Ohio State strength this year. I know we are young but lots of talent. Go Bucks— Chris Lawson (@Law_Dog_osu) August 4, 2016His answer: quarterback play, athleticism and, most importantly, having a team that is “motivated” and “hungry.” Being incredibly athletic, QB is special, and most importantly back to having a team MOTIVATED and HUNGRY https://t.co/b58vCXnU9H— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 4, 2016Ohio State opens its fall camp on Sunday.The Buckeyes open their regular season on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.last_img read more

Linkin Park Teams With Sebago To Create Charity Boots

first_imgLinkin Park has teamed up with Sebago, the premium purveyor of men’s and women’s nautical and New England inspired footwear, apparel and accessories, to design an exclusive, limited-edition boot.Linkin Park and Sebago BootsRetail price is $250, with 10% of all proceeds benefiting Music for Relief. You can get a pair at sebago.com and linkinpark.com as well as at high-end specialty retailers and department stores nationwide. Funds raised from the boots will benefit Music for Relief’s Hurricane Sandy relief in the U.S.Constructed with a distinctive blend of premium leather, canvas and a Vibram rubber outsole for durability fit for a rock star, this premium utilitarian boot reinvents functional style.Find out more here.Source:Music For Relieflast_img read more

Mens Hockey No 4 Ohio State ties 22 with No 15 Bowling

Then-junior forward Freddy Gerard celebrates as Mason Jobst scores an empty net goal during the third period of Ohio State’s 5-1 victory over Denver in the NCAA Tournament. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe No. 4 Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with No. 15 Bowling Green after dropping its first game to the Falcons on Friday night.Looking to get off to a better start than they did the night before, allowing eight goals and allowing the Falcons to convert on four of eight power play opportunities, the Buckeyes scored just six minutes into the game with a goal from junior forward Carson Meyer, his fourth of the season, with assists from senior defenseman Sasha Larocque and senior forward Freddy Gerard.After Meyer’s goal, Ohio State (3-2-1) retained the 1-0 lead until Bowling Green (5-1-1) junior forward Lukas Craggs tied the game up less than two minutes into the third period. The Falcons then scored on a power play with just under five minutes remaining to take the 2-1 lead, their first of the game.Though the penalties were still an issue for the Buckeyes, giving up five in regulation and one in overtime, the penalty kill for Ohio State allowed one power play goal on the six opportunities they gave the Falcons.After giving up the lead, Gerard scored for the Buckeyes with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. He was assisted on the goal by Meyer and senior forward Mason Jobst. This was Gerard’s second goal of the season and both he and Meyer’s second points of the game. The game remained tied as regulation came to an end. In overtime, neither team was able to score to finalize the 2-2 tie. Each team had three shots in overtime and overall Bowling Green outshot Ohio State 30-25.Offensively, the Buckeyes didn’t convert any of their four power play attempts during the game. Through their first six games, Ohio State has only scored on four of its 30 power plays. The .133 success rate is No. 47 in the nation.Sophomore goaltender Tommy Nappier allowed two goals on 30 shots, both of which came in the third period. No. 4 Ohio State will stay on the road next weekend against No. 1 Notre Dame, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. read more

Wagner left baffled by Fabregas behaviour

first_imgHuddersfield manager David Wagner was left baffled by Cesc Fabregas’ refusal to shake his hand and commented that he seemed “angry”The Terriers earned a crucial point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to ensure that they will remain in the Premier League for a second campaign.Despite Chelsea having dominated the possession, it was Laurent Depoitre who opened the scoring and gave the visitors a surprise lead.The FA Cup finalists were wasteful in front of goal, but luck came there way in the end when Mathias Jorgensen’s attempted clearance struck Marcos Alonso in the face before flying into the net.At the end of the game, an ecstatic Wanger celebrated with his players, but Fabregas was clearly upset with the final result and refused to shake the German’s hand.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He was angry, he was speaking Spanish, I didn’t hear him. He had a really good game,” said the confused Huddersfield boss, according to Metro.The Spanish midfielder attempted 145 passes during the league encounter but was unable to help his side with Chelsea now looking almost certain to miss out on Champions League football for next season.With London rivals Tottenham having secured their spot in the top four for a third successive season, Chelsea has to win their final day game against Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday and hope fourth-place Liverpool lose at home to Brighton.last_img read more

Lobotka wanted in Italy

first_imgStanislav Lobotka is attracting interest from clubs in Italy, according to talkSPORT.Napoli and Fiorentina are believed to interested in the securing the services of the midfielder from Celta Vigo.The Slovakian had a stellar 2017-18 season in Spain with Celta leading to PSG and Arsenal scouting him.But it seems the two European giants have turned their attention elsewhere leaving Napoli and Fiorentina to battle it out for his signature.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…It is believed both clubs are in talks with Celta as regards to a move for the 23-year-old with a transfer fee of around £25million involved in those discussions.Napoli are looking to secure Lobotka’s services to replace the outgoing Jorginho.Jorginho is expected to move to the Premier League this summer to either sign for Manchester City or Chelsea.Lobotka made 31 appearances for Celta Vigo last season in the Spanish La Liga.last_img read more