Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has hit out at the Government for not replacing three essential Community Welfare posts in West Donegal. Instead, he says, six more clinics are to close.Senator Ó Domhnaill says the clinics in Brinaleck, Burtonport and Doochary closed recently as a result of retirements, and on Monday week next, services in Laghey, Frosses, Mountcharles, Dunkineely, Glencolmcille and Kilcar will cease.Senator O’Domhnaill says these clinics, held for a few hours each week in HSE premises, service many people in severe need who don’t have access to transport.He says government claims that frontline services aren’t being hit ring hollow in this instance……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/brian10.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Previous articleClonmany Festival issues raised in Carndonagh courtNext articleApology to Omagh bomb victims as private papers go online News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – March 22, 2012 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook O’Domhnaill criticises closure of Community Welfare Clinics Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Newsx Adverts
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),RIP. So sad.,So sad. He was a great man. Prayers lifted to his family. ELLERY – The Monday afternoon death of a Westfield man dumping garbage at the Chautauqua County Landfill has been ruled an accident.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Scott Deming was standing behind a large pile of garbage and debris he had just dumped from his truck around 1:30 p.m. before he was killed.Deputies say a bulldozer at the landfill did not know Deming was standing behind the pile when they started to push it into a derby pit.Investigators say Deming was struck by the bulldozer and later pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. The Sheriff’s Office says Deming worked for an independent commercial business that was using the county’s facilities.Deputies say their investigation continues; however, they are not expected to press charges on the bulldozer driver.The Chautauqua County Emergency Services Office, Sinclairville Fire Department and County Coroner’s Office assisted deputies at the scene.
Over the past few years, the topic of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and marketing automation have left many small bank and credit union CEOs feeling uneasy. Given the circumstances these institutions face, this is completely understandable. For many, the prospect of beginning a large scale data project, with limited budget, personnel and resident expertise can keep a senior manager awake at night wondering; what is the best way to begin using member data? If you can test drive a car…why can’t you try out your member data in a low risk/cost manner first; and then decide what your optimal data solution should be? There are core data companies that offer state of the art analytics products that link real-time to your core and offer many expensive options depending on your objectives. These products provide all the capabilities a small financial institution needs to begin, segmenting members, driving targeted campaigns and synching with a CRM/AMP (automation marketing platform) that will deliver a personalized member experience in real time. The stress comes from the fact you need to make a lot of down the road decisions and it is a big cost for community institutions. There is a stress free, common sense option available to CEOs who feel the urgency to begin using their institutions data but who don’t want to engage in a high stakes, data strategy gamble. By taking a data test drive we are suggesting that you utilize the member data and systems you currently have and begin to use it to incrementally improve your marketing and sales efforts. Without purchasing a new expensive analytics package small institutions can identify simple data-driven cross-sell opportunities and begin bringing this capability in-house. For smaller financial institutions that currently do not have a formal cross-sell program, the initial results from the test drive have proven to surpass expectations. One word of caution, these test drive projects come with a few challenges. These challenges come from the fact that to test drive your member data you have to begin thinking about your marketing and sales efforts in a very different way. At the core of this new perspective your teams needs to begin thinking about “selling members not products.” So, for example, August is no longer home equity lending month, you are now identifying members with similar characteristics that point them to specific financial solutions. It’s called needs based selling.An example will make the test drive concept clearer. One of the most successful data test drives that we have used is the checking account cross-sell. You can run this campaign with 3 simple steps:Step 1. Find the person in your IT department that is not intimidated to write report queries from your core system. The qualifying questions to build your data-based member list are: Can you give me a list of all members who do not have a checking account?Next can you tell me how many of these members have 2 or more non-checking accounts with us? Can you tell me how many of these members have a deposit balance greater than $5,000 or loan balance of $50,000?Can you export this list in a CSV format with just the name and address so we can send a mail campaign to these members?Step 2. Now that you have identified your target group and the product you are going to sell them; how will you position the offer? Remember these members have 2+ accounts and a sizable balance so it is not a big leap for them to open a checking account. They already have a strong affinity for your institution, so don’t feel the need to give away a lot of free stuff. One possible media idea is to send a series of postcards to your targeted group of members. They are impactful, and help you to focus on member segments and not just one-and-done mail campaigns. Make sure you have a clear articulation of your value proposition and a strong call to action.Step 3. Coordinate the campaign with your branch staff. The roles of marketing and branch sales are most effective when they work closely together. The primary responsibility of marketing (in addition to being the brand police) is to drive traffic into your branches. The branch sales people need to understand the expectations created for members by the marketing campaign. Consistent messaging through the entire campaign process improves the ability of member facing personnel to open new accounts.A written notice to branch personnel is a great first step, but a sales meeting with role playing is more effective to help branch personnel better understand your campaign messaging. You can even create special point of sales materials that have the same look and feel as the original mailer/postcard. This continuity helps members remember what first sparked their response to your campaign. When you have completed all three steps, there is one more thing you need to do; the post campaign analysis. There are two types of feedback that will help you to quantify and understand your results. The first is to create a simple response analysis. You can take the file that was exported for the campaign and match it against a list of all new accounts over the past 12 weeks since the campaign was launched. This can be a simple process; match the two files (new account list and the campaign list from Step 1) and look at the duplicates. These are your cross-sold members. Make sure your new account list has the date the account was opened, starting balance and account type. Your metrics can focus on, accounts opened per member, deposits generated (average/member and campaign total), Marketing ROI and any additional non-checking accounts opened as a result of your campaign. The second is to debrief with some of your member facing associates. Small focus groups work well. This is a more qualitative read on what members thought of your campaign; was the offer clear? What could have made the campaign more effective?A successful campaign is the result of strong marketing – to drive members into the branch – and effective branch associates who can close the sale. It’s a team effort.The small community based financial institutions that begin using data this way discover the best practices for using member data to achieve their growth and revenue goals. After test driving several data marketing campaigns smaller institutions can be more confident about their requirements when it comes time to purchasing their expensive member data marketing platform. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Frank Koechlein Frank Koechlein is the President at Empower Your Analytics and coauthor of the marketing resource book “The New Marketing Analytics”. Frank has over 40 years of marketing experience in the … Web: empoweryouranalytics.com Details
Information reaching sports.myjoyonline.com reveals Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has dissolved the entire management and board members of Kotoko with immediate effect.The dissolution comes after a week when Executive Chairman, Dr. K. K. Sarpong resigned.Meanwhile the life patron has appointed a three member committee to steer the affairs of the club.These members are former captain of the club Opoku Nti, Coach Didi Dramani and CK PokuMore to follow…….
The best BH tennis player Damir Dzumhur has progressed on the new ATP list, as is the case with our Mirza Basic. Džumhur advanced two and Basic three positions on the rankings.Currently, Dzumhur is 77th tennis player with 674 points and has moved up two positions, while the Basic takes 227 places after having made progress of three positions and currently has 230 points.The fall of the six positions recorded Aldin Šetkić who occupies a 255th place in the ATP rankings.Dzumhur’s next match will take place in Dubai today at 11:00 o’clock Bosnian Time and will compete with third world tennis player Stan Wawrinka.When speaking about the top 10 players in the world, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has advanced to four positions and is now seventh in the rankings, while Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Roger Federer lost one position each.Among the top ten tennis players in the world is no longer David Goffin.(Source: klix)
Elliott only ran the ball 12 times against Buffalo on Thanksgiving, and Garrett has been criticized for that decision. However, it’s unlikely he changes tack against Chicago’s run defense. The Bears’ front seven has done a great job of stopping running backs in their tracks, so the under is a good bet for Elliott.David Montgomery over/under 58.5 rushing yardsChicago’s run game has been ineffective for most of the season. The Bears have tried to fix it with a revamped offensive line and new running backs, but this team continues to be one of the worst in the league when it comes to moving the chains on the ground. Chicago is averaging a scant 3.4 YPC, and Montgomery is the Bears’ leading rusher with 594 yards on the season.Montgomery has only carried the ball 20 times or more in a game twice this season, so workload shouldn’t be a big factor when considering this prop. His best games have all come against relative weak front sevens, and Dallas is much stronger up front than most of the teams he has succeeded against this season. That makes the under a relatively decent bet for Montgomery too. Here are some other bets to look at when these teams face off tonight.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderDak Prescott over/under 277.5 passing yardsPrescott has had a sensational season. He is leading the league in passing yards, proving that he was right to bet on himself in a contract year. Dallas’ signal caller is averaging 334.2 YPG, but he has only thrown for 278 yards or more in a game six times in 12 games.Prescott will be facing a Bears defense that is the fourth best in the league in passing yards per attempt, holding opponents to 6.1 YPA. However, the Bears are unlikely to have starting cornerback Prince Amukamara available due to a hamstring injury, thrusting Buster Skrine into a starting role. Chicago’s stolid run defense is allowing just 3.4 YPC, so it’s unlikely that Ezekiel Elliott goes off against the Bears. That will likely make Jason Garrett turn to Prescott once more, giving Prescott ample opportunity to go over his total. Mitchell Trubisky over/under 234.5 passing yardsOn paper, Trubisky hasn’t appeared to have a bad season. However, if you take out his performances against Detroit and Washington his numbers are atrocious. Without those three games to boost his stats, he has thrown four touchdowns and five interceptions in eight games. Trubisky posted three straight games with less than 200 passing yards prior to the last two weeks, but he is facing a much tougher secondary than either the Giants or the Lions. Dallas is allowing 6.3 YPA, and the Cowboys have a very good cornerback in Byron Jones. Jones is likely to match up with Allen Robinson, taking away Trubisky’s favorite target in the passing game. With Taylor Gabriel out and Anthony Miller struggling in his second season, that makes the under a good bet on Thursday night.WEEK 14 NFL PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadEzekiel Elliott over/under 85.5 rushing yardsGarrett moving away from featuring Elliott in the running game has been a surprising development. Dallas’ head coach is not running Elliott as often as he has in previous seasons, and the star running back has not run for more than 100 yards since he eclipsed the century mark against the Giants a month ago. The Cowboys are looking to strengthen their grip on the NFC East, and they will be heading to the Windy City to take on the Bears on “Thursday Night Football.”Dallas is a three-point favorite in this game and the total is 43.5, but there are more betting options than just the spread and total for this game.
by Dan Scifo Associated Press WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — The past two seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins have topped the NHL in scoring. They’ve come up short in the playoffs both times, eliminated with a pair of disappointing early exits.The Penguins are playing better defense so far this season, and embattled goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is leading the way.Sidney Crosby and Chuck Kobasew each scored his second goal and Fleury was nearly perfect again, making 20 saves to lead Pittsburgh over the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Saturday night.“I like the way our team has played defense,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. “When it has been difficult, there have been breakdowns or chances, (Fleury) has been up to the task and has been really solid.”Fleury has sparkled through two games, turning aside 47 of 48 shots. He earned his 250th career victory and 24th shutout in a 3-0 win Thursday against New Jersey, and nearly wound up with consecutive shutouts.Fleury went 1:15:06 without allowing a goal — the longest shutout streak to begin a season in franchise history — until Thomas Vanek scored at 15:06 of the third period Saturday. It was the seventh straight time Vanek scored against the Penguins.“As a goalie, it’s always something you like to do,” Fleury said of getting a shutout. “I don’t want to be selfish about it. We got a win and that’s all that matters.”Craig Adams also scored his second goal, a late empty-netter, and Chris Kunitz converted a penalty shot to help the Penguins open 2-0 for the third straight season. Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen added two assists and forward Pascal Dupuis, playing in his 800th game, also had an assist.“I think we’re pretty good as far as our structure defensively,” Crosby said. “That’s usually something that takes a little more time, but I think we’ve looked pretty comfortable with the way we need to play defensively.”Fleury has been the catalyst.He has displayed the confidence and poise unseen last spring when he lost the starting job to Tomas Vokoun after compiling a 3.40 goals-against average during an ugly first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.Fleury should receive ample opportunity to build his confidence with Vokoun out three to six months due to blood clots in his hips. The defense will be there to help, too.The Penguins were disciplined in front of Fleury, blocking pucks and limiting Buffalo to 14 shots through two periods — including five in the second. Fleury did his part during a late second-period power play, denying Tyler Ennis and Vanek’s rebound in the slot, keeping the Penguins ahead by a pair after two periods.“A lot of the shots he was solid, square, and directed the rebound in the right way,” Bylsma said. “I felt he was really in control of the net tonight even though it was 21 shots.”The Sabres (0-3) are approaching their worst start since opening 0-5 with two ties during the 1999-2000 season.Ryan Miller was brilliant Friday, stopping 45 shots during a 1-0 home loss to Ottawa, but he missed Saturday’s game with a lower body injury. He is expected to return for the Sabres’ home game Tuesday against Tampa Bay.Backup goalie Jhonas Enroth got the call Saturday, making 31 saves. He didn’t get much help from the offensively challenged Sabres, who have two goals in their first three games. Buffalo, also 0 for 13 on the power play, is experiencing growing pains, starting three teenagers and five rookies.“We didn’t generate a lot,” coach Ron Rolston said. “We just have to be a lot simpler than we are right now. We pass up opportunities when we do get them.”For the second straight game, Crosby and Kobasew staked the Penguins to a two-goal lead in the first period.Dupuis sent a spinning backhand pass from the slot to Crosby, who smacked his own rebound past Enroth, extending his point streak to 15 games against the Sabres.Kobasew struck 10 minutes later, deflecting Brandon Sutter’s slap shot from the point under Enroth’s glove.Kunitz put it away midway through the third when he scored on a penalty shot, banking the puck off Enroth’s body and into the net.“I like how our team has played as a group, and we can certainly credit Marc-Andre Fleury with some great saves and great performances,” Bylsma said. “We haven’t given up a lot and that’s been excellent to see out of our team.”NOTES: Penguins All-Star forward James Neal is week-to-week with an upper body injury. … Sabres D Henrik Tallinder, who sustained an upper body injury Friday against Ottawa, will miss about a week. … D Alexander Sulzer, recalled Saturday, was scratched for the Sabres along with John Scott. D Deryk Engelland sat out for the Penguins. … The Penguins conclude a three-game homestand Tuesday against Carolina. Andrew McCutchen, left front row, Garrett Jones, second from right front row, and Tony Sanchez, second from left, back row, watch an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NL division series on Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Facebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason HealthWith the Grand Opening of Mason Clinic scheduled for Friday, February 21, and Mason Clinic opening for services on Monday, February 24, Mason Health continues to create new jobs to meet the health care needs of our growing district. Mason Health is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly North as the new Primary Care Manager. North will oversee primary care services at Mason Clinic and Hoodsport Family Clinic.“I love the community rural health setting,” she said. “What I love about Mason Health is that it is rural health care. It’s a small-town feel, but it operates like a professional hospital.”North is a Washington native who joined the Mason Health team on Nov. 25. Her medical career began in high school in Everett, where she worked part-time in a medical office (as well as part-time serving ice cream at Baskin Robbins). She explored Certified Nursing Assistant programs, but eventually worked for 24 years with the Western Washington Medical Group, working her way up to the role of Practice Administrator.North moved to Port Angeles in 2011 and worked for eight years as a Clinic Manager with Olympic Medical Physicians, where she oversaw the managements of the general surgery, women’s health and walk-in clinics. She set the schedule for employees and providers, and was also involved in the interviewing and hiring of clinic staff and new providers.North is in the process of buying a home in Shelton. She loves to travel and spend time with her two grandchildren, as well as her boxer Jakobi.“At Mason Clinic, I am looking forward to standardizing some workflows between the clinics,” she said.Mason Clinic will open on Feb. 24, with primary care, orthopedics, walk-in and laboratory services. To stay up-to-date on clinic moves and service updates at Mason Clinic, visit www.masongeneral.com.Mason Health, Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County, is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. Mason Health now offers 3D Mammography Services. For more information on 3D mammograms or to find a health care provider, visit www.MasonGeneral.com.
TORONTO — Oakland A’s first baseman Matt Olson could be ready to start a minor-league rehabilitation assignment on Tuesday.Olson had been taking some swings during the series in Toronto against the Blue Jays.“He’s good,” Melvin said before the game Sunday. “Good chance he’s going to go out (probably to Triple-A) on Tuesday. He’ll take batting practice with us tomorrow, (in Boston) and the plan right now is for him to go out on Tuesday.”Olson suffered a hand injury on a foul top during an …
Fur den Golfenthusiasten ist Sudafrika ein wunderbares Ziel – und das ist nicht ubertrieben. Das Land bietet ein ideales Klima auf den Fairways unter der strahlenden afrikanischen Sonne und Golfer habe die Qual der Wahl.Wenn Sie die Herausforderung eines Kustenparcours lieben, gibt es eine atemberaubende Auswahl; Wenn Sie gern in großerer Hohenlage spielen, wo der Ball gleich so viel weiter fliegt, gibt es eine ebenso gute Auswahl.Der wahrscheinlich beruhmteste Golfplatz Sudafrikas ist der Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, das Zuhause des Nedbank Golfturniers, welches den hochstdotierten 1. Preis aller Turniere der Welt bietet.Jedoch gibt es viele andere Weltklasseplatze, welche beide Besonderheiten aufweisen, sowohl die Europaische PGA Tour als auch die lokale Sonnenschein Tour und einen Reichtum von ausgezeichneten Platzen außerdem.Sudafrika hat eine Anzahl hochkaratiger Golfer hervorgebracht, einschließlich Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Ernie Els und Retief Goosen und Trevor Immelman, alles Turniergewinner und sobald Sie einige Platze erlebt haben, die wir anbieten, werden Sie verstehen warum.Planen Sie Ihre Golfsafari also schon jetzt!Sudafrikas Top 10 PlatzeLeopard CreekVon der Golf Digest USA (2005) als bester Platz Sudafrikas und Nummer 25 der Welt außerhalb der USA bewertet, liegt Leopard Creek an der Grenze zum weltberuhmten Kruger Nationalpark. Gary Player´s Entwurf bezog die naturliche Umgebung ein, das Zuhause von Afrikas “großen Funf” – Lowe, Leopard, Elefant, Rhinozeros und Buffel – und uber 200 Vogelarten, wahrend die Spieler mittels innovativer Architektur- und Landschaftsbaumethoden geschutzt bleiben.Gary Player Country ClubDer Gastgeber des Nedbank Turniers, Gary Player Country Club in Sun City in der Nord West Provinz, hat 2 Holes, die sich auf der Golf Online Liste der 500 besten Golfholes im Jahr 2005 platziert haben: Das 520 m neunte Hole Par 5 und das 402 m achtzehnte Hole Par 4. Golf Liste USA (2005) setzte den Platz auf Nummer 29 in der Welt außerhalb der USA.Wild Coast Country ClubEntworfen von dem weltrberumten Robert Trent Jones, prasentiert sich der Platz wunderschon vor dem Hintergrund des Indischen Ozeans – aber ist eine Strafe fur diejenigen, die sich in die Wildnis verirren. Das Vorzeige-Hole des Clubs ist das 13. Par 3, welches mit nur 146 Meter eine wirkliche Herausforderung darstellt und in die 500 besten Holes von Golf Online aufgenommen wurde.Fancourt Hotel, Country Club und Golf EstateAuf dem umwerfenden Fancourt Hotel, Country Club und Golfanwesen im malerischen Sud-Kap gelegen, waren die Golfplatze bei Fancourt 2003 Gastgeber eines unvergesslichen Presidents Cup Aufschlages zwischen den USA und dem internationalen Team, wie auch bei der Eroffnung des Women’s World Cup of Golf im Jahr 2005. An 59. Stelle in der Welt außerhalb der USA in der Golf Liste USA im Jahr 2005 gefuhrt, ist der Platz einzigartig in Sudafrika. Gary Player’s Plan benotigte ein Konstruktionswunder, um ihn zusammenzusetzen – mit uber 700.000 Kubikmetern Erde, die bewegt werden mußten, um einen typischen Links-Platz zu kreieren, wo vorher ein flaches Stuck Land war.Durban Country ClubDieser Platz hat mehr sudafrikanische Meisterschaften ausgerichtet als irgendein anderer im Land, die Liste der Gewinner beinhaltet Namen wie Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Bob Charles, Ernie Els und Tim Clark. Auf einem von hohen Dunen umgebenen alten Sumpfland gebaut, verschmilzt der Platz mit seiner Umgebung entlang der Kustenlinie unweit des Indischen Ozeans. 2005 bewertete Golf Digest USA bewertet den Platz mit der Position 62 in der Welt außerhalb der USA, wobei 3 Holes in den Golf Online Top 500 aufgenommen wurden.Arabella Country ClubArabella Country Club ist seit 2003 Gastgeber des Nelson Mandela Invitational und zieht einige der weltbesten Golfer zum Westkap. Angrenzend and die großte Lagune Sudafrikas bietet der Platz – mit dem neunten, siebzehnten und achzehnten Hole parallel zum Wasser – sowohl eine wunderbare Herausforderung als auch eine auffallige Landschaft. Entworfen von dem einheimischen Top-Architekten Pete Matkovich wurde der Platz auf Nummer 100 in der Welt außerhalb der USA vom Golf Digest USA (2005) gelistet.Glendower Golf ClubIm Jahr 1937 erbaut, gewann der Johannesburg´s Glendower Golf Club fruh an Bedeutung als Gastgeber des Transvaal Open nach nur 2-jahrigem Bestehen. Der Gewinner war Bobby Locke mit einem damaligen Weltrekord-Score von 265. Seit der Zeit war dieser Platz dreimal Gastgeber des South African Open und hat große Veranderungen durchlebt. Baume, Wasserhindernisse – bei 11 Lochern – und Bunker sind reichlich vorhanden. Das Vorzeige-Hole 10. Par 4 wurde in Golf Onlines 500 besten Holes der Welt in 2005 einbezogen.George Golf ClubDer malerische, hugelige Platz nicht weit von Fancourt auf der schonen Garden Route des Westkaps ist vollgepackt mit Baumen. Das Vorzeige-Hole, das siebzehnte, das letzte der vier Par 3, war eines der Golf Online´s 500 besten Holes der Welt in 2005.Pecanwood Golf and Country Club EstateAn der Grenze zum Hartebeespoort Darn in der North West Provinz, ist der von Jack Nicklaus entworfene Pecanwood Golf and Country Club Estate vor dem Hintergrund der schonen Magaliesberg Berge gestellt. Golf Digest wahlte ihn zum schonsten neuen Golfplatz des Jahres bei seiner Eroffnung im Jahr 1998.River Club Golf CourseDer sehr exklusive River Club Golf Course in Sandton, Johannesburg wird wegen seiner immer makellosen Bedingungen sehr hoch bewertet. Leider haben nur Mitglieder und deren Gaste Zugang zu dieser malerischen Anlage.SAinfo reporter