first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. ClubThe first draw of the 2012/2013 Annual Lotto starting with a jackpot of €1,100 will take place next Monday July16th. New members are welcome with entry forms are available from Sean Dunnion (087) 2300735, Maeve Espey (086) 8730610 and Paul Timoney (087) 2791305 or play online at www.fourmasters.donegal.gaa.ieTicket orders for the Ulster Senior Football Championship Final should be placed with Sean Dunnion (087) 2300735 or Paul Timoney (087) 2791305 not later than 12.00 noon this Thursday July 12th. Club Members and all Donegal Supporters locally are requested to support the County Team Training Fund Draw that was launched recently. Tickets are now on sale @ €5.00 per ticket or 3 for €10.00 from committee members. The Club will be holding a Bucket Collection on behalf of CLG Dhun na nGall on Saturday July 21st in the Diamond. This collection which is being held county-wide on the day before the Ulster Final will help finance the completion of the development of the Centre of Excellence in Convoy so please give generously.  The Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps will be hosted by the Club in Tir Conaill Park with the football being a 5-day camp from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th and the Hurling & Camogie a 3-day camp from Tuesday August 7th to Thursday August 9th for boys and girls aged 6 – 13 years. Discount available for families with more than one child attending. Discount also available for children wishing to attend both camps. For further information please contact: John Joe O’ Shea (087) 7959924, Noel Ward (087) 8251408, Deborah Dunnion (087) 9860192 or any Bord na nOg underage team manager. You can register or get more information GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Does Firefox OS Have A Chance? Maybe

first_imgTags:#Android#Firefox OS#iPhone Firefox OS, the mobile platform being developed by Mozilla, is not something I’m not convinced will ever matter, although I could be wrong — and I kind of hope I am. After all, another platform, more developers, more competition and the promise of truly open web standards for mobile devices are all good things. The odds, however, appear stacked against its success. The Odds Firefox OS FacesPresently, Google’s Android dominates the smartphone market, accounting for approximately 70% of all new smartphone sales. In its short life, Android has amassed 48% of the global smartphone market. Apple’s iPhone follows with 19%. Both platforms are supported by highly capable, deep-pocketed tech giants, and both platforms are growing their overall base. There may simply be no room for a viable third platform.Not that Firefox OS is only facing off against Android and iPhone, of course. Blackberry was the third-best selling smartphone platform in 2012, and it has recently launched its own new operating system, BB10. Next comes Windows Phone, which despite the considerable backing of both Microsoft and Nokia this OS continues to generate only middling interest.Then there are numerous other smartphone operating systems, including some with significant corporate sponsorship. Samsung and Intel, for example, continue to develop Tizen. Amazon has its own version of Android. There are also Bada, Jolla, Aliyun, webOS, Ubuntu and others, including the hybrid Nokia Asha platform at the low end. The OpeningMozilla Corporation, which oversees Firefox OS development, remains undaunted, perhaps with good reason. While Android and iPhone continue to grow, other smartphone platforms are either in decline or treading water. If there’s to be a viable third smartphone platform — which, of course, is far from a certainty — it could still be Firefox. As CNET reported from last month’s Mobile World Congress, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs is enticing developers and carriers with visions of a smartphone OS that could appeal to the next “2 billion smartphone users.” I find it impossible to understand how 3, 4, 5, or 6 billion people are going to get their diverse needs satisfied by one or two or five companies, no matter how delicious those companies are. Is the farmer in the Indian countryside going to have the same needs and requirements as a lawyer sitting in New York?”Truly Open And Web-BasedThe primary appeal of the Firefox OS is that it is built using web standards, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Mozilla has deep roots in the web, which are clearly reflected in its vision for the new OS:Built entirely using HTML5 and other open Web standards (and) free from the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms.App developers, particularly those already familiar with Mozilla and Firefox, can leverage these open standards to effectively transform a web page into an app. This could theoretically jumpstart usage. The Mozilla’s Developer Network offers developers a guide to get started. This could prove crucial. As CNET remarked earlier this year: Using this browser-based approach poses some technical challenges, but it also means that a huge amount of services already work on the phone, at least in principle, simply by pointing the phone at a Web page.Moreover, Mozilla just announced a series of app workshops to encourage development of new apps — albeit with clear specifications:If you know how to build mobile app experiences with HTML5 and JavaScript, we’re looking for you —especially if you’d like to develop apps in Spanish, Polish or Portuguese! If you’re fast and focused, this is the time to take first-mover advantage.Admittedly, there are no guarantees that developers in any of these regions will embrace the platform, web standards and workshops notwithstanding. It’s not merely a question of revenue potential. As ReadWrite noted last year, Facebook famously reversed course on web-standard HTML5 and went native.Firefox OS ensures handset makers a platform free of current licensing restrictions — and costs — while simultaneously providing consumers with an alternative to the two major platforms.  And it could be time for a truly open, accessible — and alternative — platform. For example, ReadWrite noted how Samsung has become so dominant within the Android ecosystem that other phone makers are struggling to compete.  Keep Hope Alive The first smartphones running Firefox OS are expected to be released this summer, initially in South America, then Asia.  ZTE, LG, Huawei and Sony have all announced smartphones based on the operating system. Two developer preview phones have recently been released.The Mozilla Foundation appears fully committed to the platform. The organization is wisely focusing on South America first, then Asia — where low-cost devices and mobile web services are commonplace. At last month’s Mobile World Congress, per CNET, Mozilla announced support not only from select device makers but also “18 mobile network operators across the world.”  Several of these, including Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom have substantial footprints.I do not expect Firefox OS to ever achieve above 5% of the smartphone market, and probably less. But Mozilla appears ready to make me a believer. Image courtesy of Shutterstock brian s hall Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

On Unlimited Sales Success with Brian Tracy – Episode 29

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (14.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Brian Tracy, pulled himself up from nothing through sales, to build a speaking, coaching, consulting, and training organization. He is known for his work with goal setting and motivation. Brian fell into sales as a career and struggled up the sales ladder. He realized that all sales skills are learnable and developed a recipe for success that you can follow.  On this episode we unpack why sales management is the critical role in producing sales results, what customers really want, the importance of your own self-esteem, why it is your job to help people in life and work, why you are making price the issue, and Brian’s newest book. Tune in to this loaded episode of In the Arena.All successful people like themselves and love their work ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetSuperstar sales management Brian Tracy talks today about the range of changes in professional selling. He is comprehensive and extensive in his 24 part program that takes professional selling to the next level. Brian has trained the average to superstar status in the sales world. Where is the pivotal role? Brian believes sales managers are the critical factor in determining the success of a business. If you develop your managers, you are building leaders that will bring up the entire company. Teach your sales managers to stay in step with changes and you are on your way to success. Listen in for Brian’s take on the split of the sales market and how to customize and specialize service and product offerings to increase your profit and income.YOU are making price the issueAre you threatened by price? Brian Tracy is here to explain that cheap offers, equal cheap results. Is it time for you to start selling higher priced options against lower priced competition? Brian provides an inside look at why pushing past the daunting issue of price is actually to your advantage. Brian has researched and worked with all the other factors important to customers. Talk to any customer after the fact and they mention price last, if at all, as a factor in deciding to purchase. People do not want cheap results. They do not want the eventual frustration that cheap brings. Show them today that YOU are charging the right price.Take away the stress of selling, with Brian TracyClick To TweetYou are teaching, not sellingSimilar to a doctor, your role as a salesperson is to help people. You know your services and you have the cure for what ails them. Your bedside manner matters. On today’s episode, Brian Tracy teaches on how to lower the stress of selling by keeping your focus on helping. You can change your status from pushy seller to teacher and healer, by showing the customer how to get the maximum value from their purchase. Teach value as a trusted advisor and consultant. Brian speaks to your manner as a teacher and how to increase the buying desire from your customers. But it all starts with how you view yourself. Get in the arena today, with Brian Tracy. Go for “No”The number one block to your sales success is the fear of rejection. Are you afraid of “no”? Brian Tracy says that the way to aggressively get people to say yes is to go after those no’s. There is a correlation to the number of no’s you receive, and the eventual yes’s. Rack up your rejection and you are closer to sealing more deals. The key here? Rejection is not personal. Listen in today to gain the confidence to continue on. How you feel about yourself might be your issue. Successful people like themselves, and as Brian says, love their work. Tune in for a confidence booster to persist and pursue in the arena.Go for no, to find your yes, with Brian TracyClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Background and introduction of today’s guest, Brian Tracy. How Brian got into sales. What is the highest payoff in a sales company? The big changes in professional selling. Are you making price the issue? Discussing Brian’s book, Unlimited Sales Success. Price reluctance related to self-esteem as a salesperson. Your job is to help people. Your sales are determined by how people perceive you. Talking about Zig Ziglar. Resources to find out more about Brian TracyOur Sponsors:Jeffrey Gitomer Sales Seminars – use the code “Anthony” to receive your discount.Sales Gravy University – tell Jeb that Anthony sent you.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeBrian Tracy’s website: www.briantracy.com0785288066 0785288066 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeYou’re not selling, you’re just teaching ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetRejection is not personal ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Journalist arrested for tweet on Adityanath

first_imgA freelance journalist was booked on Saturday by the Uttar Pradesh police on charges of trying to malign the image of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath by allegedly posting an “objectionable comment” on Twitter.The family of the journalist, Prashant Kanojia, alleged that he was picked up by policemen in plainclothes from Delhi and brought to Lucknow where he was being questioned. An FIR has been lodged at the Hazratganj police station. The Hazratganj police said in a statement that Mr. Kanojia was arrested after being questioned. ‘Admitted to crime’During questioning, he had admitted to his crime, the police said, adding that they had evidence against him under Sections 500 and 505 of the IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act. His whereabouts are not known. Mr. Kanojia’s location is also not known. As per the FIR, he is charged with trying to malign Mr. Adityanath’s image through an objectionable post but it did not specify the details of the post.One of the last few posts shared by Mr. Kanojia on social media was a video of a woman who was speaking to media claiming that she had sent a marriage proposal to the Chief Minister. Mr. Kanojia had mocked Mr Adityanath over the video and remarked in Hindi: “Ishq chupta nahi chupane se Yogi ji (love cannot be hidden).”As per his official Twitter handle, Mr. Kanojia is an alumnus of IIMC and Mumbai University and has worked with a couple of news organizations.last_img read more

WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, Big E become a part of IPL razzmatazz

first_imgFormer WWE Tag Team champions Kofi Kingston and Big E made their presence felt in India as they made a fun-filled appearance in the Indian Premier League extra innings today before the match between Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions.The duo looked ecstatic on being in India and said that they felt welcomed and happy.”It’s been awesome. It’s been just so welcoming. Everyone here is welcoming us into the culture. We got a wonderful reception at the hotel as well,” Kofi said.”It’s great to be here and we’re really happy that everybody is just bringing us in.”On being asked by host Samir Kochhar if they knew of the popularity of WWE in India, Big E said that they have the most number of fans on their Facebook from India.”Of all our Facebook fans across the planet, India is no.1. And the WrestleMania that we hosted, WrestleMania 33, that was the most watched WrestleMania in India.”The WWE duo then had a fun arm wrestling contest with Kochhar and Matthew Hayden, where the Big E brushed aside both of them with ease.Big E mentioned that his workout regime includes “an ‘average’ 575 bench press and some 750 squats.”Capping their overall cricket experience in the cricket-crazy nation that India is, Kofi learned some batting moves from Ravi Shastri and hit away some deliveries from Matthew Hayden.advertisementlast_img read more