3 Paul Dummett scored an 89th-minute thunderbolt 3 United doubled their lead eight minutes before the break when Rooney was sent clear, before playing in Lingard with a delicious reverse pass and the 23-year-old made no mistake, slotting through the legs of Rob Elliot.However, the two-goal advantage only lasted four minutes as Mitrovic beat Fellaini in the air to head the ball into the path of Wijnaldum, who finished neatly first time.Lingard should have settled the game in the second half when the ball reached him at the back post but he inexplicably curled the ball well over from six yards.And he was made to pay for that miss when referee Dean, again controversially, pointed to the spot after Chris Smalling and Mitrovic wrestled each other to the ground in the United box.Mitrovic picked himself up and scored the resulting penalty to level the scores.The game was not over there as Rooney rolled back the years with a hammer of a goal into the top corner with only ten minutes remaining which managed to get even Louis van Gaal out of his seat.And yet there was still time for Newcastle to spoil Rooney’s party when the ball fell to Dummett on the edge of the area and he fired an unstoppable shot passed the helpless David De Gea.Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal PalaceAston Villa claimed their first win since the opening day of the season and their first under Remi Garde as Joleon Lescott scored to down Crystal Palace at Villa Park.It was almost a nightmare start for the Premier League’s bottom side when, after only 20 seconds, Wilfried Zaha linked well with Jason Puncheon before stroking the ball against the base of Brad Guzan’s post.Aston Villa took the lead just over ten minutes into the second half when Lescott’s header was fumbled by Wayne Hennessey – the ball going first through his arms and then his legs – before crossing the line, with the aid of goal-line technology.It is a priceless three points for Villa in a season which still looks doomed to end in relegation. 3 Newcastle 3-3 Manchester UnitedPaul Dummett scored a last minute thunderbolt to settle a thrilling game with Manchester United at St James’ Park.Wayne Rooney scored twice, including an 80th-minute stunner which looked like it had handed United all three points.Jesse Lingard got the other for the Red Devils, while Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic responded for Newcastle.United took the lead in controversial fashion when referee Mike Dean awarded the visitors a penalty after Marouane Fellaini’s knockdown header ricocheted against the arm of Chancel Mbemba.Rooney made no mistake from the spot to give the Red Devils the lead after only eight minutes. Bournemouth 1-3 West HamDimitri Payet and Enner Valencia put on a late show to inspire West Ham to a comeback victory over Bournemouth at Dean Court.Harry Arter opened the scoring with his first Premier League goal after 17 minutes with a long range effort which Hammers goalkeeper Adrian should have done better to save as the ball skimmed off his outstretched arm and into the net.The visitors managed to draw level with over 20 minutes remaining when Payet, back after injury, showed how much he was missed as he scored a superb free kick, which hit the underside of the bar on its way in.And Payet emphasised his value minutes later when he wriggled through two challenges before squaring to Valencia to smack the ball into the net.Valencia scored his second with a free kick, similar to the one Payet scored earlier in the night, to take West Ham ahead of Manchester United and to within a point of fourth place.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:It is great to see the fairways back to good conditions after all the rain we have had of late. The weather forecast is good for the week ahead so everyone will get the chance to get much needed practise.This weekend the six nation’s rugby begins. There was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse for the six nations last year. Let’s hope it continues this year. The first game is on Friday night with England v Wales. Remember there are free bites on a Friday evening, so come along and enjoy the atmosphere. Remember it is the time of the year for annual subscriptions to be paid. Please contact the club as soon as possible to make payment.Results;Spring Cup 1st February 20151st Andy Murray 65 2nd Michael Kelly 66 BOTGross Cathal Mc Monagle 783rd Dean Mc Colgan 66CSS N/QWinter Open January Qualifiers 1st Michael Kelly & Martin Brogan2nd Leslie Sterritt & Patrick McMullan3rd Dean Gallagher & Chris Mc Callion4th Andy Murray & Paul Smyth There are a number of competitions next week –• Wednesday 4th of February 2015 – Open Singles Stableford (soup and sandwiches)• Saturday 7th of February 2015 – Open 4BBB Stableford• Sunday 8th of February 2015 – Gents Stableford competitionN.B. Remember we are dropping off the fairways from the 1st of January to give the fairways a well-deserved rest.4 BBB Winter Open Competition:We are coming to the end of another month and there has been good numbers participating in this competition in January. I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June. So don’t leave it too late to try and qualify. You are able to play in this completion on any day of the week and with who ever you wish to play with, so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in February. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)New Members alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If anyone interested in joining the golf club, we have special offers in place at the moment. All details can be viewed on our website or contacting the clubhouse and speaking to Mary or Ruth.GOLF NEWS: ANDY MURRAY TAKES THE SPRING CUP AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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)
The Diocese of Clogher will celebrate the Golden jubilee of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Bishop Liam McDaid on Sunday, July 14 at 8pm. Bishop McDaid is a native of Bundoran, Co Donegal, born in the south of the county on 19 July 1945.Having completed his studies at St Macartan’s College, Monaghan, and at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, he was ordained to the Priesthood by the then Archbishop of Dublin, Dr John Charles McQuaid on 15 June 1969. He joined the teaching staff of St Macartan’s College, Monaghan in 1970 and was President of the college from 1981 until 1989.From 1990 until 1993 he served in the parish of Aghavea and Aghintaine (Fivemiletown and Brookeboro) in Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh before being appointed Diocesan Secretary and Chancellor of the Diocese.Bishop McDaid was at the same time Administrator of the parish of Tyholland in County Monaghan from 1993 until 2010.Bishop MacDaid was appointed Bishop of Clogher by Pope Benedict XVI in May 2010 and ordained bishop on 25 July 2010 in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan. He led the diocese with great diligence for over six years until his retirement on health grounds was accepted by Pope Francis on 1 October 2016.Bishop McDaid is a lifelong member of the GAA and played with the now-former St Joseph’s club (Bundoran and Ballyshannon) with which he won several Donegal Senior Football Championship titles and an All-Ireland club title (then an unofficial competition) in 1968.He also won an Ulster Under 21 Championship medal with Donegal in 1966.Bishop Liam McDaid to celebrate golden jubilee of his priesthood was last modified: July 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
St Stephen’s College has started its online admission facility for undergraduate courses and will continue until June 16, 2014.The centralised admission forms of Delhi University have also begun already but will not apply to St Stephens. Candidates will have to apply to Stephen’s separately.For admission to the first year of the four-year Bachelor’s programme, an applicant must have passed the Senior School Certificate or an equivalent examination. Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of score and interview.Procedure for calculating ‘Best Four Subjects’ (BFS) percentage:-a. One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)b. Subject in which admission is sought (Discipline I)c. Any two other Academic/Elective subjects (as defined earlier)St. Stephen’s college offers undergraduate courses in Undergraduate following disciplinesEconomics EnglishHistoryPhilosophySanskrit MathematicsChemistryPhysicsThe payment options available are: debit/credit cards or through system generated challans payable at any SBI branch across the country.Persons with disability are not required to pay any application fee, but will have to upload/send disability certificate to validate their application.There is no change in admission policy from last year in all respect. Cut-offs will be declared on June 17, 2014. Interviews of the shortlisted candidates will commence from June 20. 21 seats i.e., 5 per cent of the total seats are reserved for sports candidates.Interview for the courses is scheduled to start from June 20 and continue till July 05.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The Cool Smashers will parade Kuttika Kaewpin of Thailand and Aleoscar Blanco of Venezuela.Petro Gazz, on the other hand, brought in Wilma Salas of Cuba and American Janisa Ivette Johnson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES PVL president Ricky Palou said the level of competition is balanced with each team capable of beating the other.“That’s why we expect exciting games. The teams are more competitive and at par with each other. Every team is a contender,” Palou said Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Amelie Hotel-Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsReturning BaliPure and debuting Pacific Town Army kick off the new conference on Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by Creamline against Petro Gazz at 4 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“This is interesting but we want to defend our title. Our imports have been here since March so we’ve been practicing with them for more than a month now. Hopefully, the chemistry is already there,” said Creamline superstar Alyssa Valdez. Pain-free Andy Murray optimistic about return to tennis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MANILA, Philippines—The rest of the Premier Volleyball League field is expected to give defending champion Creamline a run for their money in the coming Reinforced Conference.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
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Source: http://www.mrpwebmedia.com/ PsychologyThe most important feature you can offer your audience is psychological fulfillment, not deep discounts, fast service, or more bells and whistles.The real reason people buy stuff is that it makes them feel something. Cosmetics make women feel attractive or sexy, while cars make men feel they’ve achieved some level of status. Even services make people feel important, as in “I’ve got a guy who does that for me.”Finding the psychological hotspot in your marketing, and promoting the hell out of it consistently and continually, should be your primary marketing goal. All those features and benefits are merely the excuse for a purchase, not the reason. The Web Is Fast Becoming a Video EnvironmentWeb sites are not just marketing collateral; they are not just digital brochures. They are a new presentation medium that requires specialized communication skills, and knowledge of how best to use the medium.You may be a great salesperson and nobody knows your business like you do… and you may even be skilled at delivering speeches at conventions and seminars… but performing effectively in front of a camera is a whole different ball game. And for most people it’s way out of their comfort zone, let alone their skill level.The same old methods that used to work won’t work any more. You’re no longer competing with just the company down the street; you’re competing with the entire world.Web-based businesses may never actually meet their customers face to face or even talk to them on the phone, so it is imperative that they use marketing presentation methods that deliver an experience worth remembering. Words Can Move YouBy someone’s count there are 171,476 entries in the Oxford English Dictionary, plus another 47,156 words that have fallen out of favor, but not counting the 9,500 additional permutations that don’t deserve their own special attention.Half of these words are nouns, one-fourth are adjectives, and 14.285% are verbs; the rest consist of all those other things the purpose of which most of us long ago forgot.Others may find fault with these numbers, but no matter what the total, it’s a lot of words.Of the tens of thousands of words to choose from, most people recognize less than ten percent, while teenagers seem to only be able to handle about half that amount; of course, that doesn’t count slang, instant-messaging jargon, or the ever-popular four-letter variety.Why the heck are there so many words if we all refuse to use them? I mean, why waste all those perfectly good words on English teachers and college professors? (By the way, they say swearing is the refuge of the feeble-minded, people who can’t express themselves in a more articulate manner-but, to be honest, I really don’t give a damn.)Here’s the thing: Words have meaning and impact, and they provide the emotional context of our communications; and we add subtlety and nuance by how we deliver them, using tone, cadence, and gesture.That is, as important as words are… the way they are delivered is even more important. What Web Site Design Is Really AboutThe other day I was listening to a local all-news radio station. It is mostly rip-and-read wire-service stuff that they repeat over and over like some kind of psychological torture, but they do provide traffic reports on a nauseatingly regular basis. You have to wait only 10 minutes until they repeat everything. So if you want to hear what traffic snafus to avoid, just wait a few minutes. But here’s the problem: The announcers talk so fast that no matter how hard you concentrate, you can never quite get the particular information you need; and if you’re driving, you have other things to consider, like the idiot in the Hummer who just cut you off.None of these guys ever uses a period, let alone a semicolon or comma. Either they have very small bladders and are under pressure to finish quickly, or they’re late for their afternoon pilates class. They seem so intent on rushing to the commercials that they never deliver the content in an appropriate manner.Your Web site just might have the same problem.Too much information is as bad as not enough. Information overkill leads to information anxiety, buyer’s remorse, reduced satisfaction, unattainable expectations, and purchase-decision paralysis.Web site owners have been told that visitors won’t wait for anything, that they are impatient, and you’ve got to get to the point fast, make the pitch, and close the deal. Well, that approach just isn’t going to work with any sophisticated product or service.Your Web site presentation needs to slow people down so they hear what you have to say, and you have to say something worth hearing.Web site design is about more than layout, markup language, and technical wizardry. Web site design is about communication; it’s about turning advertising into content, and content into an experience that viewers will remember. Seven. A number like any other. But it does seem to come up on a fairly regular basis: the Seven Wonders of the World, the Seven Deadly Sins, and the Seven Dwarfs: Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Doc, Dopey, and (my favorite) Grumpy.Phone numbers have seven digits. And may say the optimum brand name should be no more than seven letters long. Seven, it seems, is a magical number, because the human brain can grasp only seven things at a time (on average).So I’ve been thinking, What are the seven most important words associated with Web-marketing? I’ll give you a hint: Search, engine, and optimization don’t make the cut.So what words do make the list? What are the seven words that will make your Web site worth viewing? Seven Words to RememberCommunicationPeople are always asking us what’s wrong with their Web sites, and the answer in the vast majority of cases can be summed-up in a quote from the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967): “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” Communication is the key to success, and that doesn’t just apply to your Web site-it applies to almost everything you do both inside and outside your business life.If your Web site isn’t communicating on both a rational and an emotional level, if it doesn’t provide the psychological and emotional context of your marketing message, then exactly what is it doing?AudienceI can’t think of too many people who actually like being sold to. In fact, sometimes customers get so irritated by sales tactics that they end up not buying the thing they came specifically to your Web site to buy.Solving the problem is merely a question of altering your perspective. The average buyer is predisposed to dismiss and ignore high-pressure tactics and meaningless sales pitches. So instead of treating customers like customers, try treating them like an audience. Audiences want to be engaged, enlightened, and entertained. And that is the most effective way to make a sales impact. FocusAll too often, Web sites inundate their Web audiences with facts, figures, statistics, and an endless list of features, benefits, options, and whatever else the sales department can think of throwing in. But all that stuff just confuses people.Focus your message on the most important elements of what you have to say. If your Web site can embed that single idea in an audience’s mind, then it has done its job.LanguageThe words used, and how they are put together, provide meaning; they inform personality; they provide mental sound bites; and they turn whatever you are saying into something worth remembering.Language is one of the critical elements of “voice,” the ability to convey personality. Writing that doesn’t have “voice” is instantly forgettable.PerformanceEven the most articulate prose can be lost in befuddled delivery. Communication is more than words; it’s a combination of language, style, personality, and performance.Things are rarely what they seem. Even our memories are a stylized versions of what we’ve actually experienced. Creating a memorable impression is about managing the viewer experience and providing the right verbal and non-verbal cues that make what is being said memorable.PersonalityEvery business has a personality. The first problem is that few midsize companies ever attempt to manage that persona, and as a consequence the buying public forms its own opinion. And that opinion is often not the way you want to be regarded.The second problem is that companies either don’t have a firm grasp of who they really are or, if they know, they are afraid to promote it. If your company’s identity isn’t worth promoting, it is time to think why that is… and change it.The bottom line is that a company without a personality is a company without an image, and that makes you instantly forgettable.
On February 16, 2009, I had the honor to present at the 2009 Emerging Program Institute at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. At the bottom of this article are a PDF copy of the slides for this presentation. In addition, I’ve included some of my favorite articles from here in the Network for Good Learning Center. Enjoy!Favorite Articles10 Things to Avoid in Email Campaigns11 Steps to Success with Social Networking33 Ideas that Change the Fundraising Game4 Basic Website Tweaks5 Elements of a Good Story9 Email Do’s and Don’ts for the SenderBring Your e-Newsletter from Snoring to SoaringCreate an Online Fundraising Plan – Step 1: Work Your WebsiteCreate an Online Fundraising Plan – Step 2: Evolve Your EmailsCreate an Online Fundraising Plan – Step 3: Match Up Your Online and Offline MarketingCreate an Online Fundraising Plan – Step 4: Know Your NumbersDeveloping a Strategic Communications Plan Eight Things Your Home Page Must HaveEmail Signatures: A Missed Marketing OpportunityFive Deadly Sins of Website DesignHow to Ask for DonationsReport: Can donation page optimization boost online giving?Sample Online Fundraising PlanShould You Send Emails to Supporters via Outlook?The Secret to Getting People to Give: 15 Reasons Why People Donate To Increase Charitable Donations, Appeal to the Heart — Not the Head
Is it a Holy Grail or Fail Whale? Are you wondering, is it Ashton or bust? Join a free training call with John Haydon of CorporateDollar.org at April 28, 1 p.m. EDT — Details and registration here. What will be covered:Know how to explain Twitter to your grandmotherMaster the 4 post types – when and how to use themUnderstand the pros and cons of Twitter vs. email and direct mailLearn Twitter campaign management basicsAnd, we will include a live Q&A session to get all of your pending Twitter questions answeredCan’t make the call? Read John’s Twitter Guide here!
Use the questions below to assess whether you’re ready to take on more with social media outreach and fundraising. Not there yet? Use the questions as the seed for a strategic online action plan.So, how does your nonprofit stack up?Is your URL guessable? Imagine one of your supporters (we’ll call her Sally) describing your organization to a friend or colleague (his name is Bob). Sally paints such an incredible picture of the impact you’re making and the value of your programs. Next time Bob hops onto the Internet, he thinks, “Ooh, I want to check out that nonprofit Sally recommended.” If Bob types in the name of your organization with a .org at the end, will he find you? Or, do you have dots, dashes and a venerable Morse code situation going on? Make it easy for potential supporters and search engines to find your nonprofit.Do you use website design strategically? Notice the inclusion of the word “strategically,” and the absence of the word “beautifully.” Whether you have a work of art for your homepage or a Spartan site, it needs to be effective. From big donate buttons to compelling language, make your site user-friendly. (Not sure where to start? See the tried and true “4 basic website tweaks” for a few tips.)Do you provide relevant content? If homepages could collect dust, would yours be in dire need of a Swiffer? What entices you to keep reading when you’re doing your own Web-surfing? Timely, interesting, compelling content. If your cause was mentioned in the news, share it on your website. If your program changed someone’s life-a constitutent or volunteer, for instance-share that person’s story. The same things that makes marketing and journalism successful will make your website copy sing.Can you collect email addresses on your website? Points one through three were ones to mull and consider; this one’s a simple yes or no. Have you made it easy, clear and enticing to sign up directly for email communications? (And by “enticing,” we mean something other than, “Get Our Newsletter.” Make your emails sound exclusive and valuable.) This simple mechanism will make your life easier (hooray, automation!), as well as your supporter’s. If you’re using an email marketing service like Constant Contact you can quickly create a sign-up form to embed right into your website.Can you accept online donations on your website? Regardless of their donation preference, 65 percent of all supporters will check out your website prior to making a donation. While they’re in this “open-minded moment” (considering contributing), make it easy for that person to donate right then and there. Web users are no longer shocked at the idea of making online contributions; a shocking discovery, instead, would be not having the ability to donate from your website. (Never fear: Network for Good can help you there, too.)Do you tell your story through pictures, videos or podcasts? Remember your writing 101 lessons from high school: When you’re writing, show people, don’t tell them. The same carries into our nonprofit messaging, and now we have other resources in addition to our words. Make visiting your website and watching your event presentations more exciting and engaging by using visuals and audio. (Note: Put a photo on your homepage-a big one. Consider making it a photo of a face to create a fast-track to engagement.)Do you have a blog? Maybe your website is under lock and key, making it difficult to update and keep chocked full of timely information. Blog to the rescue! In addition to its traditional outreach and dialogue-encouraging uses, blogs serve a number of purposes: increase your search engine optimization, improve credibility and improve transparency, to name just a few.Do you use email marketing to drive traffic back to your website? When you get your supporters in the habit of visiting your site often, it will deepen the connection they feel with your organization. The more time they’re spending on your website, the greater number of times they’ll see your call to donate and all that dynamic content you’re posting.Can people find your website in search engines? That friend of a friend who’s searching for your organization online may turn to his trusted search engine of choice to locate you (whether it be Google, Yahoo!, MSN, etc.). Have you done any work to improve your “search engine optimization” (SEO)? There are some brilliant techie folks who have written entire books and training courses about this process, but never fear: A few small tweaks can go a long way. Check out the 4-part SEO series to get your SEO on the right track.Do your publish your URL on every communication, both online and offline? Yay – another yes-or-no question to round out the checklist! Are you plastering your URL on everything you type, print, send, email, mail, publish, etc.? Is it on the final slide of every presentation you make? Is it in your email signature? There’s no such thing as putting your organization’s website in “too many” places. What’s the moral of this checklist’s story?You need to have your website, email marketing and online-fundraising ducks in a row before spending time and resources on social media outreach.