first_imgBishop Philip Boyce launched the ‘Raphoe Faith Gathering’ on Monday night in the Pastoral Centre as ‘An opportunity to come together, to celebrate, explore, experience, find and share.’By Caoimhe Ní Chathail The event will take place in Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October.Described as a celebration of faith, keynote speakers include Archbishop Charles J Brown; Papal Nuncio, Colette Furlong and John Mc Areavey who will present the Pope John Paul II Awards after the 7:30 vigil mass in the Cathedral.A total of 96 students will receive the award which over the past three years has seen over 180 students completing 5500 hours of volunteering in both their parishes and communities in the Raphoe diocese.With each day beginning at 10 and finishing up at 6, there is a wide variety of workshops to attend. Covering an array of faith-based subjects, the workshops vary from ‘Preparing for Baptism’ with Gerry and Geraldine Burke on the Saturday, ‘Growing in Faith’ with Fr. Michael Duignan on the Sunday and ‘The God of Everyday Life’ with Sr. Rosemary Gallagher IBVM on both the Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s programme will also include a ‘Youth Space with Elation Ministries’ between 2 and 6pm for those between the ages of 15 and 25, which will cost €5.Greatly inspired by the success of last year’s Eucharistic Congress, a Prayer Space and Wall of Intentions, an Exhibition Space, Gathering Space and Café Space will be provided.The cost to attend is €10 per day. The contact details for any queries or bookings are listed below. Address : Raphoe Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny. Tel : 074 9121853 Email : raphoefaithgathering@gmail.com Web : www.raphoediocese.ie RAPHOE FAITH GATHERING LAUNCHED BY BISHOP BOYCE was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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) Tags:Raphoe Faith Gatheringlast_img read more

Excitement over future turns to concern as Giants lose key reliever in defeat

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — A promising night for the future of the Giants’ pitching staff turned into an evening filled with concern and anxiety shortly after rookie starter Logan Webb exited the game.Right-handed set-up man Reyes Moronta exited with a shoulder injury in the top of the sixth as the reliever crumpled to the grass in front of the mound after throwing a 97.5-mile per hour fastball to Padres shortstop Luis Urias.A few innings after losing Moronta to injury, the Giants (66-69) lost the game …last_img

The Competitive Advantage of Revealing Your Higher Price

first_imgSalespeople who sell a product or service with a higher price complain that it is more difficult to sell, believing their competitors with a lower price have it better. Many withhold their pricing as long as possible because they are worried the high price will cost them their deal when that strategy is the very thing that makes it more difficult for them to win. If you want a competitive advantage, you will reveal your higher price early in the process.Bad Ideas About When to Disclose Your PriceSome sales systems provide the guidance that you should never reveal your price until your prospect has given you time to do your discovery and diagnosis. The idea makes perfect sense in theory but is problematic in practice. If you aren’t able to speak your price when asked, it looks as if you are afraid to disclose your higher price, or that you might be trying to take advantage of your prospective client.Because it is difficult to disclose your price before you know precisely what you are providing pricing for, your best option is to confidently and boldly offer a range. By doing so, you retain the ability to effectively price your offering while showing no fear of engaging in a conversation around the investment necessary to provide the results your prospective client needs.If your price isn’t going to change, there is no reason not to share it when asked. If your prospective client can’t afford your price when you share it at the beginning of the sales conversation, they can’t afford it at the end. If they are unwilling to pay the higher price when disclosed early, they will be unwilling to pay it later in the process.Building Value Over TimeThe premise that the strategy of waiting to disclose your price is built upon is the idea that you need to develop the value of what you sell first to justify your higher price. What makes this strategy so tricky is that once you are through the conversation and provide pricing that is higher than your competitor’s, you are going to be asked to justify the difference between your price and your competitor’s after the fact.If your client hasn’t perceived the difference in value between you and your competitor by the time you provide the pricing, you put yourself in the unenviable position of having to differentiate your offering and sell the value at the very end of your client’s process. Not only is it more difficult, but you also have very little of your prospective client’s time in which to do it.The approach is a large part of why salespeople with higher prices believe they lost on price when they lost because the client didn’t perceive the higher value of the greater investment they were being asked to make.Positioning Your Greater InvestmentIf your price is higher than your competitors, there is no reason to hide that fact from your prospective clients. It is evidence that what you sell is better, as things that cost more are generally superior to things that cost less. It is evidence that other people are willing to pay more for what you sell, validating the fact that for some people, it makes sense to invest more in specific outcomes. Additionally, it provides two results you cannot obtain if you wait to deliver pricing late in the conversation.Positioning: When you share your higher price early in the sales conversation, you position your offering as being superior to others without you having to say a word about your lower-priced competitors. The fact that you are not afraid to say that you have a higher price than your competitors is strong evidence that you are worth paying more for. It will differentiate you from your many competitors who will do everything they can to wiggle out of an investment conversation early in the process.Time to Differentiate: Disclosing your higher price early also provides you with the opportunity to ask your prospect to explore what makes you different, why you do certain things differently from your competitors, how you invest more in producing the strategic outcomes your client needs, and the concessions they make by choosing a competitor with a lower price, something you are deprived of down the home stretch.By disclosing that your investment is going to be a little higher than your competitor’s early, you position your offering as being better, and you give yourself the entire sales process to help your clients understand the value they receive by investing more.The Concessions They AcceptTrying to help your prospective client understand the concessions they’re going to make at the end of the process isn’t nearly as effective as sharing them earlier in the process. It looks like you are defensive about your price, and it causes you to start trying to pick apart your competitors after their prospect has spent time with them.Waiting to share the concessions you refuse to make late in the process is not as effective as differentiating throughout the entire process by explaining the different models one might use to produce a better outcome. You not only give yourself more, but you also have the upside of being able to have multiple opportunities to make your case, provide proof, and answer questions. Throughout the entire process, you want to differentiate the value you create while also creating a preference to work with you because of the experience.When to Defend Your PriceThe choice one is making here is between justifying the more significant investment throughout the process (selling on your front foot) for waiting until it’s too late (selling on your back foot). You are deciding whether to play offense or defense. If you want to play offense, sharing the greater investment necessary to produce a better result earlier in the process provides that opportunity.Waiting to surprise your client with your higher price at the end of the process puts you on defense. Prevent defense, since you are trying to prevent losing instead of trying to win. If you don’t want to be asked to sharpen your pencil, share your pricing earlier and spend all your time making sure your client feels the difference before they ever decide to sign your contract. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Kite flying competition this weekend

first_img Related Items:#kiteflyingcompetition, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales –  The much anticipated Kite Flying event will span the holiday weekend, with competitions held on Saturday, April 15th at Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk and at the Iris Stubbs Primary School in South Caicos, then on April 17th (Easter Monday) the festivities will continue at The Bight Park in Providenciales and at the Horse Stable Beach in North Caicos.“The Tourist Board looks forward to another year of friendly community competition, goodwill and community spirit that the Annual Kite Flying Competition has created over the years,” says Oehleo Higgs, Senior Public Relations Officer. “We encourage our residents and visitors of the various communities, as well as corporate and civic groups, to come out and enjoy a good day of family fun.”The Annual Kite Flying Competition will continue to display the traditional art of kite making and kite flying. This year’s event will also include the annual Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, and giveaways, as well as lots of food and drinks on sale by local non-profit organizations.Kites entering the annual competition must be handmade and registered with the judges prior to taking flight. Kites in all classes must fly for at least 5 minutes. Kites flown in last year’s competitions will be disqualified from entry.  Prizes and trophies will be given for The Smallest Kite, The Largest Kite, Best Company Kite, Best Traditional Kite and the Best Overall Kite.Children and adults are welcome to fly non-competition kites throughout the day and beyond the competition period.Story by: Sheri-Kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#kiteflyingcompetition Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For October 17 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, October 17, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 8am to 2pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.At Wilmington Town Hall: The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Mr. & Mrs. WHS Contest will take place at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Coffee with a Cop at 10am. Tech Help Drop-in at 2pm. Kindergarten Book Club at 3:45pm. Not a Fright in Sight at 6:30pm. Current Events Discussion Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Podiatrist at 9:30am. Beading Group at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office Hours at 11am. Moments Cafe at 1pm. Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For November 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 24, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 10, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Bombay Dyeing shares gain 13 in 4 days

first_imgBombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited (BDMCL) shares flared up on the BSE on Thursday, hitting an intraday high of Rs 54.40 before closing at Rs 53.85, a gain of 5.80 percent. In the past four trading sessions this year, the stock has appreciated about 13 percent.BDMCL is in the news for its revival plans that are expected to bring the loss-making company back in black in the next few years.As part of its efforts to exit non-core activities, the company sold land on December 31, 2016 for ~ Rs 185 crore in Maharashtra, including a flat in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi area for Rs 9.4 crore. The other sale effected was “MIDC Land & Building and some specific utility machinery of Ranjangaon unit” for Rs 174.45 crore, the company said in regulatory filing on January 1, 2017.”What Bombay Dyeing aims to do now is to revive the loss making flagship textile business by investing in the brand, expanding store network, growing product portfolio and liaising with international designers. Manufacturing will be outsourced,” brokerage Dynamic Levels said in an update a few days ago.”From now till 2020, the Wadia group owned company plans to invest over Rs 100 crore in the brand, double its multibrand outlets to 10,000, more than double its franchise stores to 500 and commence three to four new products every year,” Dynamic Levels added.For the quarter ended September 2016, the company incurred standalone loss of Rs 71 crore on sales of Rs 430 crore. In 2015-16, the company posted loss of Rs 84 crore on total sales of Rs 1,804 crore. The company’s chairman is Nusli Wadia, who was in the news recently in the context of the ongoing corporate battle saga within the Tata Group.last_img read more

Earthquake again Researcher says 7M tremor likely tomorrow as a result of

first_img[Representational Image]twitterFrank Hoogerbeets is a self-proclaimed seismic researcher who operates from the Netherlands. The researcher had made several earthquake predictions in the past couple of years, and surprisingly, most of these predictions turned true. Even though experts call it a clear case of coincidence, followers of Hoogerbeets strongly believe that the predictions made by the researcher using a sophisticated system called SSGI (Solar System Geometry Index) are right.In the meantime, Hoogerbeets has now warned that a powerful earthquake measuring at least 7 on the Richter scale could hit the planet on August 18. As per Hoogerbeets, a critical planetary geometry that happened recently is the main reason behind this rise in seismic activities.”Absence of critical planetary geometry caused a seismic lull in the last seven days with no magnitude 6+ earthquake since August 4. This is likely going to change in the coming days. Starting on the 12th, 13th a seismic increase may occur due to upcoming critical planetary geometry. A seismic peak is most likely to occur from the 14th to the 18th with potentially one or two high 6 to 7+ magnitude earthquakes,” wrote Hoogerbeets on his website.In his website, Hoogerbeets reveals that certain planetary alignments and lunar geometry are capable of releasing electromagnetic force, which will, in turn, destabilize the tectonic plates of the earth. As per Hoogerbeets, seismic activities will witness a dramatic rise when tectonic plates of our planet get destabilized. Hoogerbeets also makes it clear that he is not a part of any conspiracy theory group, and all he wants to do is exposing the truth to the general public.However, experts have dismissed the predictions made by Hoogerbeets, and they claim that no current technology on the earth is capable of predicting earthquakes with such mindblowing precision. As per experts, a small earthquake may be actually a foreshock, and this theory will become right only if we detect an aftershock in the area.last_img read more