first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of Donegal’s most popular supermarkets are looking to recruit new staff to become part of their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team. Management at Kavanagh’s Supervalu Ballybofey are seeking to recruit a sales assistant to work in the Butcher’s department of the store.The exciting position is full-time and the salary for the position is negotiable. Experience is not essential as the team at Kavanagh’s Supervalu offer training and mentoring to new staff.Attitude is the key ingredient to become a successful candidate for the position that is available.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Willing to show initiative, along with a high standard of motivation.Committed to quality in performance and dedicated to offering the highest standard of customer care and service.Committed to operating and maintaining high standards of safety and hygiene.Applicants must have excellent people and communication skills.Minimum ONE years experience with red meat would be an advantage but NOT essential.If you’re interested in joining their team then send your CV now to charlie.ferry@kavanaghgroup.ie Or alternatively to Mr Charlie Ferry, Store Manager, Kavanaghs Super Valu, Trusk Road, Ballybofey, Co.Donegal.  KAVANAGH’S SUPERVALU BALLYBOFEY LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF was last modified: July 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Ohio beef farmers partner with Kroger to provide beef to local families for the holidays

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Beef Council, representing beef farmers throughout the state, is pleased to partner with Kroger and the Ohio Corn Marketing Program to provide beef to Ohio families in-need this holiday season. The beef donation will be made to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank through a campaign that launched December 2 on Facebook. It encourages social media enthusiasts to ‘share’ a post on Facebook, and ‘like’ both the Ohio Beef Council and Kroger Facebook pages. Each Facebook ‘share’ will result in the donation of two pounds of ground beef, which is enough to feed eight people. The campaign runs through Dec. 25.Ohio beef farmers and Kroger representatives are excited to work together to help local families. “This promotion is a great example of collaboration to achieve a common goal,” said Deborah Thompson, public affairs manager of Kroger’s Columbus Division. “Together, with our friends at the Ohio Beef Council, we are looking to donate 28,000 beef meals to local families. Kroger is proud to support our community, especially around the holidays.’’“The holidays are a special time to celebrate family, community, and the things that we are truly thankful for,” said beef farmer Bev Roe of Hamilton, Ohio. “Providing meals to families in-need gives them the opportunity to celebrate with loved ones at this special time of year.”The Ohio Beef Council (OBC) engages with Ohio’s producers and consumers to strengthen the demand for beef with the goal of maintaining the profitability and growth of Ohio’s beef industry. It is part of a coordinated state/national marketing effort funded by beef producers through the beef checkoff program. OBC collects the $2 per head beef checkoff each time cattle are sold. Fifty cents of the federal dollar is invested in national beef demand building programs by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. The remaining fifty cents and the state $1 are invested in Ohio by the OBC. The organization is directed by a 15-member Operating Committee of cattlemen appointed by the Ohio Director of Agriculture, representing the state’s beef, dairy and veal producers.last_img read more

Happiness in the air — a green lung space from a big heart

first_imgProsperity is a pre-condition to charity. But between the two lies the connector and facilitator called generosity, an essential. A small entrepreneur in Bhawanipatna, district headquarters town of Odisha’s Kalahandi, has converted his 12-acre farm into a park where the general public enjoy unhindered access.50-year-old Pramod Khamari, a businessman running a small hotel chain in this western Odisha town, started off dirt poor and became rich. And, it’s his way of paying back to society. He named ‘Bhagirathi Park’ after his father.On the outskirts of Bhawanipatna, with its meticulous landscape planning and features, Bhagirathi Park is on par with any in bigger urban centres.On any given holiday, the park is teeming with visitors not only from Kalahandi, but also from neighbouring districts such as Balangir, Nuapada and Rayagada. It’s also an integral part of the itinerary of tourists from Chhattisgarh coming to this region.Why a park of all things? “I believe parks reflect the quality of life of a community. But, Bhawanipatna, where I have grown up and succeeded in life, did not have a proper green lung to breathe. I realised that my 12-acre mango orchard could contribute to creating happiness and fill the major vacuum. I decided to make it a park which should be a gathering place for people irrespective of their age and social status,” said Mr. Khamari.It was not an easy task to translate the fancy idea into reality. One, funding was difficult. Since the park was close to his heart, Mr. Khamari decided to pay for it from his other ventures. Even harder was to organise everything and make it run efficiently. He found a motivated friend in Rabindra Patnaik, a science teacher in the local government high school.After visiting a few parks in Odisha and elsewhere, both carefully prepared the park’s landscape without disturbing the orchard. Children’s corner, water fountain, variety of flowering plants, replica of different wildlife and statues of gods and goddesses were placed as per a detailed plan.Bhagirathi Park is distinct from others in its use of waste materials and typical traditional tribal huts depicting tribal life and their customs. “Used bottles to prepare figurines, discarded commodes for planting saplings and other waste materials have been utilised to send out a message on environment. Of late, it has turned into a laboratory for local school and college students,” said Mr. Patnaik, who upkeeps the park without any remuneration.To avoid non-serious visitors, the management charges ₹20 entry fee per person per day.last_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

Condé Nasts Allure and Brides Team Up for Special Edition Beauty Box

first_img For the first time, the beauty magazine will collaborate with Brides to create a special edition Bridal Box, the first of several such collaborations Allure has planned for the year ahead, publisher and chief revenue officer Agnes Chapski announced today. “We love the idea of combining our forces to introduce and bring consumers the best products that represent both our brands,” said Chapski in a statement. Looking to tap the recurring, direct consumer revenue well coveted by publishers, Allure debuted the Beauty Box program around mid-2014, as a successor to the former Allure Sample Society. Since then, it’s grown the program’s base to about 30,000 monthly, paying subscribers, according to Fashionista. Featuring brands like Aerin, Kaplan MD, and Rimmel, 5,000 custom-designed boxes will include ten deluxe product samples in total, curated by Allure editor Michelle Lee and Brides editor Keija Minor. Despite a retail value of $131, the Bridal Box can be purchased for $49.95 on Allure’s website (non-limited-edition Beauty Box subscriptions cost $15 per month or $165 per year). The special-edition boxes come with a “mini magazine” featuring content from both Allure and Brides.center_img Allure will be giving subscribers to its monthly Beauty Box product sample kits a taste of some Condé Nast sister titles. The collaboration isn’t limited to Brides. Later this year, Allure plans to introduce Beauty Boxes alongside Condé Nast Traveler (Travel Essentials), Teen Vogue (Back-to-School), and GQ (Grooming). last_img read more

Apple says a former engineer coinvented tech in Qualcomm patent dispute

first_img reading • Apple says a former engineer co-invented tech in Qualcomm patent dispute Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments 4 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tech Industry Apple Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego. Tania González/CNET Apple said Tuesday that one of its engineers contributed to a patent Qualcomm says the iPhone maker infringed on, a twist in the long-running legal dispute between the two companies. Apple said the concept behind the patent, which allows a smartphone to connect to the internet quickly once the device boots up, was proposed by Arjuna Siva, who worked for Apple before the 2011 release of the first iPhone that used a Qualcomm chip. Apple, which said Siva should be named on the patent, argued the point on the second day of a trial in a San Diego federal court.Qualcomm is suing Apple in a federal court over three patents registered to the chipmaker that Qualcomm says Apple infringed. The trial is one front in a wide-ranging legal battle between the two tech giants. Two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission, aided by Apple and Intel, accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in modem chips. The agency argued Qualcomm has driven up the cost of phones and hurt consumers because its high royalty rates stopped competitors from entering the market. That trial took place in January, and the parties are currently waiting for a decision.Before Apple first released iPhones that use Qualcomm chips, the two companies worked together so Qualcomm could meet Apple’s requirements for the components. To do that, the companies emailed back and forth and held calls together. The project was so secretive that the companies used code names for each other: Apple was “Maverick” and Qualcomm was “Eureka.”Apple says that while the two companies were in discussions, then-Apple engineer Arjuna Siva came up with the idea that Qualcomm would later patent. Siva, who now works at Google, will testify later in the trial.”Does Qualcomm believe in giving credit where credit is due?” Apple’s counsel, Joseph Mueller of Wilmer Hale, asked Monday. Stephen Haehnichen, Qualcomm’s director of engineering and one of the inventors listed on the patent, said Siva didn’t deserve credit for the invention. When asked what contribution Siva made, he replied, “Nothing at all.”In his testimony, Haehnichen said Apple asked Qualcomm to build something the company had never made before, and to do it on a very short timeline. When Qualcomm delivered, Haehnichen was thrilled. “It was clear this was going to change the way we build modems,” he said Monday. “It was going to be meaningful to Qualcomm.”The San Diego trial, presided over by US District Judge Dana Sabraw, is more technical than the other parts of the legal battle. But it could have implications for how your phone is made and how much it costs. In addition to the boot-up patent, the companies are fighting over a patent that deals with graphics processing and battery life, and a third one that lets apps on your phone download data more easily by directing traffic between the apps processor and the modem.On Monday, Apple sought to paint the picture that Qualcomm was hasty and careless when it filed its patents. Mueller, Apple’s counsel, showed a slide created by Haehnichen that he presented to his team at an all-hands meeting. The slide, titled “Patents, go get ’em,” has a picture on it of cash bills fanned out. A bullet point under the title says “poker chips,” and notes employees get $1,500 for filing a patent, and another $1,500 for the patent being issued. It isn’t uncommon for companies to reward their engineers for patents. Haehnichen said he was just trying to encourage his team of engineers, who typically like to code and build but not present their ideas and work with lawyers over patent language. He said he was trying to remind his team that the work is worth the effort. “It’s important to our R&D business,” he said.  Share your voice Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • See All Qualcomm Applelast_img read more

China destroys problematic maps showing Arunachal Pradesh as part of India

first_img Dalai Lama visits monastery in disputed Arunachal Pradesh region Wikimedia CommonsChinese customs authorities reportedly destroyed almost 30,000 maps which showed Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India. The maps also showed Taiwan as a separate country.This was done in order to protect China’s “territorial integrity”. Customs authorities in the Qingdao city in Shandong province acted on a tip-off and raided an office where 28,908 maps were kept in 800 boxes. The maps were written in English, made by a company based in Anhui province.China considers Arunachal Pradesh as part of the south Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and claims Taiwan as a self-governing province of China. All official maps in China depict Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of the country.”A total of 803 boxes of the 28,908 wrong maps were seized and destroyed, the largest amount to be disposed of in recent years,” Chinese news website Dazhongwang Qingdao quoted the Natural Resources Ministry as saying.Global Times, a news agency and the Chinese government’s mouthpiece, said in a report that the maps were going to be exported. The name of the country was not revealed.The report also said, “the problematic maps failed to show the correct territory of China and omitted south Tibet and the island of Taiwan, the Qingdao government found after an examination of the maps.””What China did in the map market was absolutely legitimate and necessary, because sovereignty and territorial integrity are the most important things to a country. Both Taiwan and South Tibet are parts of China’s territory which is sacred and inviolable based on the international law,” Liu Wenzong of the International Law Department of China Foreign Affairs University was quoted as saying by Global Times.He added, “If the wrong maps were circulated inside the country and abroad, it would have caused great harm to China’s territorial integrity in the long run.”After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh in February 2018, China’s Foreign Ministry had said that their position on the boundary is consistent and clear-cut. “The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit to the East Section of the China-India boundary,” the ministry had said.Many international companies have begun recognising Taiwan as part of China. Air India had started listing Taiwan as Chinese Taipei, while GAP, a clothing company, had to issue an apology to China after they sold t-shirts showing a Chinese map but without Taiwan.In addition to this, the Marriott hotel’s website was blocked after it listed the Tibetan autonomous region, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau as separate countries. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/0:30Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:25?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Denis Piszczek talks about the rise of his viral page Faktglaublich

first_imgHailing from Aachen, Germany, Denis experimented a lot with the genre of media that would cater to the taste of his niche market. While his journey started in Germany, but soon he became global.Denis Piszczek with his page Faktglaublich is an example of how to seize every opportunity media throws at you. It is the 21st Century and we try to cling to everything that makes us happy, everything we can relate to. Memes would constitute a major chunk of that happiness. After all, there are some pros to the information overload the world is going through right now. We long for that moment when we scroll through the various social media handles to get over our daily drudgery. The meme culture started with the “Trolled, LOLOLOLOL, We got a badass over here” images. That marked the ignition of a culture, a culture that would engulf every age group, regardless of their taste in comedy. It is this broad market on which Denis set his eyes upon. He embarked on his journey back in 2011 with his page Faktglaublich. Back then, his goal was to create media content that would be accepted by the mass.While the meme culture seems like an assured shot at success, setting foot in this empire isn’t a child’s play. Like any other business, this environment is dynamic. There is no assured shot at success and nobody can predict which media content will go “viral”. Memes are a subset of social media and there are no patterns on consumer behaviour which focuses on how a media content shall be received.Starting initially, Denis’ Faktglaublich focused on understanding his audience, through closely observing what made people not only like and share his content but also come back as regular audience. Faktglaublich caters to every age bracket- be it some for the edgy teens, the matured adults and an emotional rollercoaster for the old.Denis has left a mark on the meme culture and that was just the beginning. His business started with the sale of a book which has registered over 2000 buys today. He gets paid from Facebook for creating traffic. The combination of sold postings of brands (the pages are also being marketed by Denis), sponsored posts of smaller page owners and the monetization of videos by mid-roll ads ensures that Denis makes a luxurious living for himself. Largely, unknown Internet users who want to make it big use the opportunity just as brands do, approach Denis and he is the guru to provide the platform to these voices. Be it budding music creators, meme creators, designers, comedians who want the world to discover their talent, Video Trends has become a go-to place.Denis proves that “Seize the day” is important but “Seize every opportunity” is more important.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more