Premier aim for second win in NFL

first_imgThrow-in at Semple Stadium is at 2 o’clock.Tipp FM’s coverage of the match gets underway at 1.50pm and will be brought to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles and O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill. The Premier’s second opponents in Division 3 are Sligo.Some are suggesting that victory over the Yeats County will put Liam Kearns’ side right in the heart of the promotion battle.However, the Tipp boss believes that such talk is a little premature.last_img

Ladbrokes confirms partnership with All-Weather Championships

first_img Ladbrokes has strengthened its relationship with British Racing, signing a new three year partnership with the Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) to sponsor two categories of the All-Weather Championships.A founding sponsor of the All-Weather Championships in 2013, Ladbrokes will now sponsor both the “Fillies and Mares” and the “Three-Year-Old” categories. The deal will see the Ladbrokes branding displayed prominently on track and Ladbrokes race titles for all races in the two categories across the four ARC All-Weather Championships racecourses, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Southwell and Lingfield Park.The sixth season of the All-Weather Championships will start on 23 October 2018 at Newcastle Racecourse and will once again culminate in the £1 million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday (19 April), 2019.Simon Clare, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director, commented on the deal: “The All-Weather Championships has very quickly become a firmly established and very successful part of the British racing calendar and we are proud that we were one of the founding partners of what was such an innovative new initiative when launched in 2013. It is therefore great that Ladbrokes is back involved as a partner of the Series and we look forward to contributing significantly to the future success of the All-Weather Championships.”As it falls within the All-Weather Championships’ “Three-Year-Old” category, Ladbrokes will also take over title sponsorship of the Listed £100,000 Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes at Newcastle on Good Friday. The race was won in 2018 by Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Gronkowski, who went on to finish runner-up behind US Triple Crown winner Justify in the Belmont Stakes in June.Director of Partnerships at ARC, David Leyden Dunbar added: “We are delighted to welcome Ladbrokes back to the All-Weather Championships for season six.  As an original partner back in 2013, they were hugely important in helping to establish the Championships into the competition they are today, popular with racing fans, punters and horsemen.“Our racecourses are very much looking forward to working with their team over the coming months as we get underway with another fantastic All-Weather Championships season.” Share Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Submit ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

Wildlife experts trained in rhino forensics

first_img7 November 2013African and East Asian wildlife experts gathered for a workshop in South Africa on Monday to be trained in the identification of rhinoceros horns, DNA sampling of horns and wildlife crime scene investigation.Law enforcement officers from South African National Parks, all 11 African rhino range countries, as well as from China, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the two-day workshop in Limpopo province.The workshop was hosted by Department of Environmental Affairs and the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, in collaboration with the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).The workshop included training in specific investigative techniques and use of forensics, specifically for follow-up actions when seizures are made, crime scenes investigated, information gathered or evidence presented in court. Participants were taught how to collect samples from animals that had already been poached.Also introduced at the workshop was the recently developed eRhODIS mobile application, which will provide the information technology backbone to support the Rhino DNA Index System (RhODIS).RhODIS was developed by University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Genetics Laboratory to help tackle rhino poaching and horn smuggling by creating a database of DNA samples of all live and poached rhinoceros across the country, as well as of all stockpiled horns.The database presently includes over 10 000 samples from black and white rhino collected over the last three years from all over Africa. According to the RhODIS project website, these have provided forensic evidence leading to a number of successful prosecutions.Workshop participants were also taught how to use the ICCWC’s analytic toolkit, a technical resource in the fight against illegal trade in wildlife, to enhance their investigation capabilities.The deputy director-general of biodiversity and conservation in the Department of Environmental Affairs, Fundisile Mketeni, said that South Africa welcomed the hosting of workshop, since the country was most seriously affected by rhino poaching.“This workshop supports the decision by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora at the 16th Conference of Parties in Thailand in March 2013 that all range states, transit and consumer states should strengthen compliance and enforcement,” said Mketeni.SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

2010 Was the Year of Integration for Zoho

first_imgZoho‘s Raju Vegesna wrote a post looking back at Zoho CRM in 2010, emphasizing all the new integrations Zoho has rolled out this year. According to a post on Twitter, Zoho released a new CRM integration every six weeks. Meanwhile, the company released several integrations between its own products, such as Zoho Wiki and Zoho Projects. This was clearly the year of integrations for Zoho. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Here are the Zoho CRM integrations released this year:Integration with Google Apps and is part of Google Apps MarketplaceIntegration with Google Docs Integration with Gmail through Gmail Contextual GadgetsIntegration with QuickBooksIntegration with Telephone SystemsIntegration with Google SitesIntegration with CreatorIntegration with Zoho ChatAnd here’s a list of this year’s integrations between Zoho apps:Zoho Wiki Integration with Zoho ProjectsZoho Chat integration with Zoho Projects & CRMZoho Creator integration with Zoho CRM & Invoice?????????????????????????????????????Zoho Reports integration with Zoho CreatorTasks Integration with Projects & CRMZoho SearchZoho Mail & Zoho CRMThere’s a tension in enterprise software between the suite/Swiss Army knife approach and the best-of-breed approach. Zoho seems to be trying to have it both ways. It offers both a mammoth suite of business applications to customers such as GE. But it also offers its applications ala cart through channels such as Google Apps Marketplace, where ZohoCRM is the third most popular application. These integrations may attract customers that use one of Zoho’s best-of-breed solutions for other platforms to its larger suite of integrated offerings.Some vendors, such as Jive and Salesforce.com are making a transition into becoming platform companies. Zoho has had an app store since 2008, selling apps built with its Zoho Creator tool. It also has an API. So to some extent, it’s in the platform business too.It will be interesting to see where Zoho goes in 2011. Will it focus on improving a few strong apps, keep expanding its suite or focus on its platform? Or will it keep juggling all three activities? Related Posts Tags:#cloud#saas A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Killing the Cold Email

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The email in my LinkedIn inbox is titled: Re: Killing the Cold Call. The opening line reads, “I hate cold calling as much as you do.”Know this: There is no difference between a cold call and a cold email. You still don’t know the person you are contacting. That person still isn’t waiting for you to communicate with them. And you still have to ask for some commitment to engage with them.There is a reason this person hates cold calling: Her approach is terrible (even though she probably didn’t choose this approach herself). There is a reason that we delete emails like this one.First, the person sending this to me made no attempt to personalize the email. She sent me a form letter that she copied and pasted. There was nothing here that even hinted that she knows enough about me to create value. How again is this better than a cold call?Second, had she Googled my name and the words “cold calling,” she might have discovered I wrote an eBook titled, How to Crush It, Kill It, and Master Cold Calling Now. I have a rather strong opinion about the value of using the telephone. I might be someone with an exceedingly low lead score or probability of buying her product.Finally, had she clicked the contact box on my LinkedIn profile, she would have found my phone number. And if she really wanted my attention, she would have called.It is strange how few salespeople call me. This one group that sells to speakers called me. They used a terrible, non-value-creating script, but at least they tried. InsideSales.com also called me (I like that they practice what they preach, even though I am a terrible prospect for them, and they should remove me from their list). Other than that, no one calls. Instead, they just send terrible emails, most of which Google recognizes as spam, the rest of which I delete.You might want to think about getting good at using the phone. You will be a very small class of your own, and you’ll absolutely get more appointments faster than any of your competitors who are afraid of the phone.Software isn’t killing the cold call. Lots of us are still wildly successful using it. The only thing dying is your sales (and maybe your business).The silence you still hear is still the sound of your phone not ringing. And staring at your inbox isn’t going to win you new deals either. Stop looking for easier answers and do the work you need to do to succeed.last_img read more

I-T department deploys surveillance teams in NE

first_imgThe Income Tax Department has deployed surveillance teams and set up control rooms in seven north-eastern States to deal with any reported movement of unaccounted money ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next month.The Investigation Directorate of the department has gone ahead with the measure in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, an official release said here on Wednesday.It has also deployed air intelligence units at airports in the seven States.The department is “continuously gathering intelligence and keeping close surveillance over movement of cash/valuables or other items suspected to be used for bribing of electors during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections”, the release said.A dedicated email id and toll-free complaint numbers have been created to enable people to communicate with the I-T Department, it added.last_img read more

Cardiff to appeal to Cas after order to pay Emiliano Sala transfer fee

first_imgCardiff City will appeal to the court of arbitration for sport against Fifa’s ruling that they must pay Nantes the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, the 28-year-old Argentinian player killed in a plane crash two days after Cardiff announced his signing on 19 January.On Monday Fifa’s players’ status committee, which determines disputes relating to international transfers, found against Cardiff, ordering the club to pay the overdue first €6m (£5.3m) instalment of the €17m total payable over three years, which was agreed with the French Ligue 1 club. Share via Email Share on Pinterest Fifa Facebook Share on Facebook Nantes Tributes to Emiliano Sala outside Nantes’ stadium in February. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty Images Share on WhatsApp Topics Cardiff City Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Emiliano Sala news Read more Pinterest Share on Twitter Cardiff publicly unveiled Sala as their record signing on 19 January, and at 3:32pm that day, according to France’s Ligue de Football Professionel, Nantes uploaded the transfer agreement onto Fifa’s TMS international transfer registration system. Forty minutes later, the transfer of Sala to Nantes was “matched” on TMS, which meant that the necessary international player certificate (ITC) could be requested by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).On 21 January the FAW did request the ITC from the French FA via the TMS system; the French FA is said to have checked with its league that this was in order, then having been told that it was, sent the certificate to the Welsh FA, at 5:14pm. The FAW is said to have acknowledged receipt of the certificate at 6:30pm (5:30pm UK time), which is the final step to conclude an international football transfer according to Fifa’s regulations.Sala had been flown to Nantes from Cardiff to say his farewells, but the Piper Malibu light aircraft carrying him crashed into the Channel at 8.16pm that night, 21 January, on the return flight to Cardiff, less than three hours after the official conclusion of his transfer to the Premier League. Investigators have since said that Sala may have died because of carbon monoxide poisoning, and that the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, 59, was likely to have been similarly exposed to the gas leaking into the plane, although his body has never been found. Cardiff had refused to pay the transfer fee after Sala died, arguing that as there were details in the club’s employment contract with him which were still to be concluded, the transfer had not been finalised.The Fifa committee, chaired by the South African lawyer and senior football administrator Raymond Hack, determined that the transfer from Nantes had been agreed by Cardiff and all necessary elements of the paperwork concluded, just hours before the plane crashed on 21 January, so Cardiff are legally obliged to pay the agreed fee.In a statement on Wednesday morning, Cardiff said they were “extremely disappointed” with the Fifa committee’s decision and would appeal to Cas. The ruling was reached “on a narrow aspect of the overall dispute”, they argued, without considering all the documentation.“There remains clear evidence that the transfer agreement was never completed in accordance with multiple contractual requirements which were requested by Nantes, thereby rendering it null and void,” Cardiff said.Following the ruling on Monday, Nantes’ lawyers Jérôme Marsaudon and Louis-Marie Absil told L’Équipe that “justice is done” and accused Cardiff of acting in “bad faith” and exploiting Sala’s death to avoid payment. The lawyers said the ruling meant Cardiff would be liable for the next two instalments when they are due on 1 January 2020 and 2021, but that they expected Cardiff to take the argument to Cas, as did Fifa.“We can imagine that Cardiff will continue the legal battle,” the lawyers said. “It can last if Cardiff wants it to last. That is what they have been doing since the beginning of this case. They use any pretext, up to the death of a man, to not respect their commitments. When you have creditors in bad faith, you cannot prejudge the time of the proceedings to reach a final decision.”Cardiff reject the accusation that they are acting in bad faith, maintaining that there is a legal question over the validity of the transfer, as it had been a condition of Nantes’ that Sala’s own contract with Cardiff had to be finalised by 22 January.Fifa’s committee considered the completion of the relevant paperwork for the transfer of Sala to Cardiff, who wanted to sign a striker in the January window to help them avoid relegation from the Premier League. The former agent Willie McKay and his son Mark, who is a current registered agent, worked on the transfer on behalf of Nantes, who gave Mark McKay a mandate to sell the player to a club in the UK for 10% of the agreed fee. Cardiff ordered to pay Nantes €6m over Emiliano Sala transfer Twitter last_img read more