Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Inishowen woman scammed five figure sum by bogus caller Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGardai investigating aggravated burglary in ManorcunninghamNext articleElderly woman robbed at busy Letterkenny area News Highland It’s emerged that a woman from Inishowen has been scammed a large five figure sum after falling victim to a bogus caller. A male rang the woman in November, impersonating a representative from Eircom and stating that there was an issue with her broadband.The man seemingly provided relevant numbers and the call led to the woman giving her online banking details.By the time her bank and Gardai intervened, a large amount of money had been withdrawn from her account overseas.Detective Paul Lynch is warning people to be on high alert:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/bogusscam1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest By News Highland – February 26, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
National Teacher of the Year for 2018, Mandy Manning, joins New Jersey Teacher of the Year for 2018, Amy Andersen, in her American Sign Language class at Ocean City High School for the day. By Maddy VitaleTwo teachers who have proven they have that special talent to touch the lives and minds of students joined forces, albeit just for a day, to teach a class at the Ocean City High School.Ocean City High School American Sign Language teacher Amy Andersen, who won the 2018 New Jersey Teacher of the Year award, invited National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning, of Spokane, Washington, to stay at her home since the two were attending a weekend state teachers’ conference in Princeton.“It didn’t take much convincing,” Manning said with a smile about Andersen’s invitation.The two of them chatted in between Andersen’s ASL classes Thursday afternoon. Manning, 42, teaches immigrants and refugees math and English at the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington. Her connection to Andersen runs deeper than the fact that they were both selected the best teachers in their home states in 2018.Mandy Manning signs with students.When Andersen notified the school of Manning’s attendance in her classroom, she explained how Manning had two students from Syria, a couple of years ago, who were born deaf. Manning arranged for their family to take an ASL class. To encourage their mother, Manning offered to attend the ASL class and did so for an entire year.During Andersen’s class, Manning spoke to the students about how they represent hope and how in her 19 years of teaching, connecting to children has always been her goal.“My kids do well because of my commitment. Socially, we have to be more interested in people,” she said.Then she said one thing that really struck her when she arrived in Ocean City was a feeling of community. “When I look around, there are front porches,” Manning said. “That excited me. People need to know their neighbors.”She told the students that teaching refugees and immigrants is important to the nation, which was built on people coming to America from all over.Students are engaged in signing during ASL teacher Amy Andersen’s lesson.Student Kayla Killian asked Manning what it has been like for her as National Teacher of the Year. Manning replied that it has been rewarding, but difficult, because the very thing that elevated her to top teacher in the nation took her away from her classroom to work on national education objectives.“I miss my kids. You’re not mine, but your mine,” Manning said with a chuckle. “Young people are the hope of the world.”Then it was Andersen’s turn at the head of the classroom, a place New Jersey’s top teacher in 2018 feels right at home.She signed to her students that it was time for “voice off.”Then they got down to business.During the lesson the students broke off into groups and their teacher, Amy Andersen, joined in.Andersen drew pictures on the whiteboard, had the students sign the answers and then they broke off into groups.Manning laughed while having difficulty with one of the signing lessons. The two women teach very different subjects, but they seem to have a lot in common.Their teachings resonate with hundreds of young students.For Manning, her former students visit her and proudly tell her how they gained United States citizenship. Andersen’s students have gone on to college to continue their training to teach ASL. They are following in their mentor’s footsteps.Visiting Ocean City and especially getting to see Andersen teach is a wonderful memory Manning said she will treasure.“It has really been an amazing time,” Manning said.Andersen certainly feels the same way, saying how great her friend is, as the two hugged.National Teacher of the Year for 2018, Mandy Manning, with sophomore, Lex Larcher, 15, who sketched a picture of her during the ASL class as a token of appreciation for her visit.
The main aspects of this phase include the building of a new embankment, installation of the river outlet and temporarily re-diverting the river.The scheme, costing just over £32 million, is part of the Environment Agency’s programme of £2.6 billion investment into flood defences across the country. The scheme was made possible through funding contributions from Birmingham City Council, Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Arts Council and crowd-funding.The first phase of the scheme was completed in spring 2017. Following improvements to the existing upstream flood storage area at Perry Hall Playing Fields, Phase 1 delivered improvement works in Perry Barr and Witton, including wall repairs and wall raising along Brookvale Road, construction of walls along Tame Road and installation of a flood gate at the Atlas Industrial Estate entrance. These measures in isolation do not provide a big enough reduction in flood risk, although they did successfully prevent properties from flooding in May 2018, so Phase 2 will provide the necessary flood water storage during a major flood, such as that experienced in 2007.Along with flood defences and flood management schemes, knowing your flood risk is also important when protecting your family and property from flooding. People can check their risk and register to receive free flood warnings by visiting our page on preparing for flooding or calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188. If you are planning a visit to Sandwell Valley Park, Forge Mill Farm or RSPB on Thursday 9 August, why not come and talk to Environment Agency staff about the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme?Environment Agency staff will be setting up a stall near the Forge Mill Farm car park on 9 August, from 1pm to 4pm, to talk to local residents and visitors about the progress being made.The completed scheme will reduce flood risk for 1,400 properties in the area. Phase 2 of the scheme, will provide additional flood storage at Forge Mill in Sandwell Valley, which is upstream of Perry Barr and Witton, and will control the flow of flood water downstream. Park users will have seen construction happening around Forge Mill Farm, at the golf course and along the river side.Rachel Kelly, Environment Agency Project Manager for the Scheme said: This is a great opportunity to find out more about what we’ve been doing so far and we have planned for the coming months. Come and hear more about the scheme, including an additional river crossing providing a circular walking route and environmental enhancements, such as the creation of wet woodland, crassula management (in conjunction with RSPB), tree planting, tree and hedgerow management and creation of new habitats in areas where we are taking material to build the embankment.
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons came to Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, CO last night for a Friday night rocker of a show. With the release of his latest album By The Time Your Rocket Gets To Mars, the former Little Women frontman played a selection of songs that spanned his prolific songwriting career to an audience of die hard fans.With an early and beautiful take on “Pure Life” from 2002’s Conscious Contact – an album that featured Widespread Panic founding members Michael Houser and Dave Schools, Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, and more – it was clear that Joseph was tapped in from the start. There is something so bittersweet in his prolific songwriting and his ability to bring such emotion to every lyric and note being played.The stripped down, no frills trio set up of the Jackmormons (featuring Steve James on bass and Steve Drizos on drums) with Joseph leading the way, packs a serious punch, as was evident on new track “Brother Number One” which witnessed a heavy jam and the entire group just laying it on extra thick. Before the group went into “Giraffe”, Joseph told the tale of how the song came to be after meeting two young ladies dressed up as giraffe’s at a show in Oregon while he was kicking some habits. During the conversation, he learned that one of the girl’s husband had just killed himself and her friend had flown her out to help get her through what was obviously a rough time.The well-traveled road warrior leaves it all out on stage and has this uncanny ability to evoke so many different feelings from everybody in attendance throughout the course of his set. The 1997 Goodlandia track “Light Is Like Water” is a fine example of this. Clearly an old-school favorite, the build of Joseph playing sporadic notes while telling his story, with the bass and drums slowly joining in is a lesson in how a song can be heavy and rocking while leaving plenty of space between each note. There was a lot of folks in attendance hanging on to every note of that song, especially during Joseph’s guitar solo.“Baby love, love is like water Only water is just like light A little faith and a paddle Will surely get you, and all God’s children, Through the night”A nod to his Little Women days (a group that guitarist Steve Kimock was a member of for a time) with “Life’s Just Bitchin’” was certainly well received and kept the vibes going at Hodi’s through the rest of the set. Overall, front to back, it was a solid performance from the group, that continue on that endless road this evening down in Denver at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom with Jubilingo (show info here).There is just something about seeing a musician that lives and breathes this shit that is truly inspiring. You can witness it in his face as he is playing and singing his songs, that this is it for Joseph. It’s beautifully simple, human, and most of all, refreshing. With everything being so polished and over-produced these days, Joseph harkens back to a time of straight, unabashed singer-songwriter rock n’ roll, and makes no excuses for it. The old adage “They don’t make ’em like they used to” rings especially true in his case.
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 6, 2014 View Comments Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall stopped by The Today Show on March 25 to discuss his new role as John Jones in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, now playing on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. The former Dexter and Six Feet Under star said it feels “good to get out of the death business” and take on a project that is perhaps a bit lighter. Check out the segment below to learn more about the new play, get a super quick glimpse of Hall as the Emcee in the 1998 revival of Cabaret and catch up on his extensive resume beyond performing, including jobs as a furniture mover and knife seller. The Realistic Joneses
Look at your traffic sources and make adjustments. For example, if you are noticing a lot of people are taking action from digital ads and not as much from direct mail, it would be wise to reallocate resources for any current and upcoming promotions to maximize success and budget dollars.Measure progress on annual goals. This one is simple and effective. At the end of June, you should be at least 50% or more of your annual goals. If you aren’t, have a discussion with your team about what factors are causing you to not achieve the growth you forecasted:Did anything happen – planned or unplanned – that affected how members do business with or perceive your credit union? If so, did the marketing plan address those changes? Does it need to address those changes in the second half of the year?Were a majority of the dollars spent going towards one or more of the marketing objectives for the year?What went well, and how can we repeat this success in the future?What didn’t go well, and what did we learn from it for next time? 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Details Get the over/under on your budget. Just as you measured progress on the goals, make sure you are on track with your annual budget. If one category is higher than budgeted, make adjustments in other areas in order to keep it balanced and stay within your annual budget.Employ best practices. If you have a branch or employee(s) who is outperforming all the rest, talk to them and find out what they are doing to achieve those results. Share these best practices across the entire credit union to enhance success.And lastly, check your momentum. The credit union could be experiencing success in numbers, but are you taking the time to celebrate those successes with your employees? This is a step a lot of credit unions miss because of time or budget constraints, but engaging all employees in the plan and sharing in the success is the number one way to keep momentum going strong and maximize success. It’s June already! While that means summer vacations, weddings, and barbecues, it’s also halfway through the year and time to do a performance review…of your marketing plan.Here are seven steps to performing a review of your marketing plan to ensure success for the second half of 2016:Measure the numbers. One of the easiest ways to know if your marketing is successful is to calculate ROI on the results of your campaigns. Don’t stop there – also make sure to compare quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year to make sure you are not only reaching your goals, but also outpacing growth from the previous year.Talk to your coworkers. This step accomplishes a couple of things:It identifies opportunities you have to make their jobs easier, thereby enhancing the member experience.It could uncover roadblocks you didn’t know were there that have caused marketing efforts to be less successful.Are you communicating effectively with your team about all marketing initiatives? You may think you are, but if employees feel un-included or uneducated about what’s going on, they will be more likely to stand in the way of the success of your marketing efforts.Do they have the tools they need to have conversations with members? We are in the business of relationships, and we do this through a consultative role with our members. Ask your employees if they have what they need from you to be the expert on the credit union’s products and services. Ask what you can do to help make that happen.
12 November 2013 Ernie Els, the most successful golfer in the history of South Africa’s Nedbank Golf Challenge, has confirmed his place in this year’s field. It will be the four-time major winner’s record 17th appearance in the event. Prize money for the tournament, which takes place at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City in North West province from 5 to 8 December, is US$6.5-million (R67.5-million). Els, always a huge draw card in his home country, had been scheduled to play in the Tiger Woods World Challenge, which takes place in the same week as the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but instead decided to return to a venue that has been a very successful hunting ground for him.Nedbank Golf Challenge record “The Big Easy” recorded wins in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in 1999, 2000 and 2002. He has also finished as runner-up four times and was third on two occasions. At the age of 44, Els has shown he is still able to compete with the best. Earlier this season he won the BMW International Open on the European Tour, going wire-to-wire after opening with a nine-under-par 63. Just last year, he captured The Open Championship for a second time. “We are delighted to have Ernie in the field,” Sun International tournament director Alastair Roper said in a statement on the weekend. “He is an institution in the Nedbank Golf Challenge and has been its most popular and successful player ever since his debut in 1992. “Ernie’s career has overlapped with some of the greatest milestones in the history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, so it’s wonderful that he’s in the new 30-man field and part of this new era in the tournament.”New 30-man field The new format for “Africa’s Major” includes an increase in prize money, and the addition of official rankings points. The event is being co-sanctioned by the Sunshine and European Tours, with the winner walking away with $1.5-million (R15.6-million), while last place will be worth a cool $100 000 (R1.03-million). “It looks like a strong field this year and I’m really looking forward to coming back and playing such a special event. Also, this was in part a family decision – Liezl, Samantha and Ben are with me for a short while and it made a lot of sense to compete at Sun City,” Els wrote in a diary entry on his website. “Obviously this tournament holds some really wonderful memories for me and for my whole family. Golf-wise, the highlight was the period from 1999 to 2002, where I won the tournament three times and in the other year finished second in a playoff. “My combined aggregate score for those four years was 86-under par. That was a good little stretch right there! “That third win in 2002 was probably the most I enjoyed my golf all year and the final round 63 is still to this day one of the best rounds of my life. It was one of those beautiful golfing days where you see every shot crystal-clear in your mind’s eye, you’re relaxed, you have control of the golf ball and the hole looks twice its normal size. Trust me you don’t forget those rounds.” SAinfo reporter and Nedbank Golf Challenge
Tags:#Breaking#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Netflix is in “advanced talks” to distribute an original series starring Kevin Spacey, according to the Wall Street Journal.If Netflix pulls it off, they will be the first channel of distribution for the show. It will stream through their service. It will no doubt become yet another strain on traditional television. The series, produced by Media Rights Capital, is based on a British miniseries called “House of Cards,” that starred Ian Richardson as a Machievellian prime minister. Deadline Hollywood reported that Netflix could pay more than $100 million as part of a deal for 26 episodes, allegedly outbidding HBO and AMC. A two-season deal is somewhere between uncommon and unheard of (most series are given funding for a pilot first) and are no doubt part of the appeal for MRC. DH pointed out that the 14-year-old company, though a leader in streaming video rental, has competition. “(Netflix) has been feeling the heat from new competition, including Amazon.com, which last month announced it was entering the subscription streaming-media business, and Facebook, which last week announced a deal with Warner Bros. to experiment with streaming the studio’s The Dark Knight directly.”Netflix is said to be deep in conversation and negotiation with a number of different Hollywood production houses to act as first point of distribution for new series and movies. This deal may also prove to be another step in Netflix’s possible move toward a DVD-free future where all video is delivered online.
Enterprises may still not know exactly what value they expect to glean from Big Data, but that hasn’t stopped them from spending big money on Big Data skills like Hadoop and NoSQL. According to a 2013 Dice Tech Salary Survey, Hadoop and NoSQL skills, the two mainstays of Big Data projects, are worth more than any other technology skills, up to $115,062 on average, with Apple-related technologies like Omnigraffle and Objective-C not far behind. Buried in that salary data, however, are indicators that Big Data remains far too much of a Silicon Valley science project for now.The Big Money Is In DataAs I noted recently, enterprises are somewhat conflicted on how to make use of Big Data. When 56% of respondents struggle to know how to get value from their data yet are either deploying or planning to imminently deploy a Big Data project, we have a serious disconnect. What we don’t have, however, is any sort of hiring freeze on Big Data professionals, as the salary data suggests: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Android#Big Data#Dice#Hadoop#HTML5#iOS#NoSQL#salary Related Posts Enterprises are clearly willing to pay a premium to find or retain good people to help make sense of their data.They’re also paying a premium for Apple-savvy developers. Both Omnigraffle and Objective-C show up in the top-10 highest paying job skills in Dice’s survey. This is even more interesting in light of Indeed.com’s analysis of the hottest job trends. In addition to two Big Data technologies making the list, five mobile skills (HTML5, iOS, Android, mobile app, jQuery) find themselves in the top-10, only one of which is explicitly Apple-related.HTML5 and Android match Apple in total jobs, and blow Apple away in terms of relative job listing growth:Yet it’s Apple-related development that pays the highest salaries. And by a wide margin, given that the average mobile developer makes around $80,000, compared to Objective-C-savvy developers, who bring home $105,000.Want More Money? Move To The ValleyIt remains to be seen, however, whether both Big Data and Apple iOS-related development will be worth as much once they go truly mainstream.After all, since 2003 the average U.S. tech salary has ballooned from $69,400 to $85,619 in 2013, including a big 5% jump in 2012. But if you want to collect an outsized paycheck (and pay an outsized mortgage), the Valley remains the land of promise. Boasting an average tech salary of $101,278, Silicon Valley is the only area with an average salary that tops $100,000, and this despite dropping 2.8% since 2012 while other metro areas like Boston (up 7% to $94,742) and Los Angeles (up 6% to $92,498) have grown strongly.As one executive told me recently, Hadoop still requires a lot of heavy lifting to make it useful. The skills necessary for working with it remain in short supply; hence, the salary premium. They’re also predominately based in Silicon Valley, as a Indeed.com geographical analysis shows. A huge percentage of Hadoop jobs are found in the Bay Area, with New York in a distant second and Seattle coming in a very, very distant third. The same is true of iOS jobs.The Future Is Not Yet Evenly DistributedWhile it’s great that Silicon Valley offers a Gold Rush for Big Data and Apple professionals, it’s also an indication that Big Data and mobile development haven’t truly gone mainstream. Not yet.Which is another way of saying that the future is very, very bright for both in terms of jobs, and particularly Big Data. Eventually Android and HTML5 are likely to dilute Apple’s outsized influence on mobile, bringing down either salary levels or job numbers or both. But for Big Data, there is no proprietary competition to displace it.In fact, given the open source nature of all the dominant Big Data technologies, we’re likely to see dramatic growth in Big Data jobs outside Silicon Valley as developers master the relevant technologies, nearly all of which are a download and O’Reilly book away from understanding them. A year ago Cloudera executive Mike Olson told a Churchill Club crowd that while Hadoop remains too complex for most enterprises, that’s changing quickly, particularly as its complexity gets buried in applications. We’re getting closer to his vision every day, with lots of Big Data jobs to follow.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Matt Asay Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…