first_imgLK IT CENTRE is Letterkenny’s newest I.T. services and repair company and have just opened for business.They’ve a wide range of services such as laptop and desktop computer repairs for both home and business clients.The new office is located at Donegal Farm Machinery Business Park, Bonagee. They help solve all types of computer problems as well as offering you a wide range of I.T. Services such as digital marketing over social media.We can help your business grow by quickly attracting new clients in a very specific and targeted way that can be customised to suit each business regardless of size.Special training is offered for the over 50’s who feel left out of the technology loop.We can give you easy to understand, jargon free training lessons on a one to one basis, we can help you get the basics right and let you move on to a more advanced level at a pace time that suits you. We don’t tell you what you need to know we let you tell us.With many years experience in computer repairs they hope to offer their Donegal clients a new unrivalled hardware and software repair service with an eye on both quality and speed of repairs, with a 24 hour repair time for most computer problems for both home & business clients.LK IT Centre want to be there for you when things go wrong.LK IT Centre will be offering you a special priority emergency computer repair service for when you get that sinking feeling and things go badly wrong, we will quickly help you get them right again.Special discounted computer repairs for College student. And much more..So if your computer is full of viruses, running really slowly or if you just need some I.T. consultancy, give us a call on 086 3756907 or find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LetterkennyitcentreI.T. SERVICES AND REPAIR COMPANY LK IT CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS NEW BUSINESS was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Contend or rebuild? Under Zaidi, Giants may opt for rare strategy

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–Major League Baseball’s best teams have it all.Star players, wunderkind executives, and in many cases, dejected division rivals to pad their stats against.The San Francisco Giants, as currently constructed, are not one of baseball’s best teams. But in a sports landscape increasingly tolerant of tanking and rebuilding –of losing it all to gain it all back– the Giants don’t appear incentivized to lose 100 games.Under new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, the Giants …last_img read more

Marketers, You’re Wasting Your Data

first_imgTags:#AI#analytics#artificial intelligence#data#marketing#marketing analytics What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Travis Pillon AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Travis Pillon has seven years of high tech experience both in the corporate world and with startups. He most recently joined the Office of the Founder at Oracle as a Project Manager where he oversees marketing and brand initiatives. He is also co-founder in a successful SaaS startup that provides catering for corporate offices. Follow the Puck Data has never been more critical to marketing success. Companies are striving to employ the latest analytics to drive improvement in all areas of operations.The good news is that the majority of consumers are willing to provide data, given the right conditions. In fact, a 2018 survey by Acxiom found that 58 percent of Americans are willing to give some data to a company if they know what they’re getting for it. Coupled with the rise of artificial intelligence approaches to analysis, we should expect a steady gain of business insight and savvy, data-driven decisions.Making the most of dataFirst off, if you aren’t using AI yet, you should be. According to Demandbase, back in 2016, 80 percent of B2B marketers thought AI would play a significant role in the industry by 2020.However, not all companies are maximizing an AI approach to data collection and analysis. Only 26 percent of marketers are confident in using AI, and a mere 10 percent of marketers have implemented AI into their strategies at this point.Yet AI opens a whole new realm of possibilities for marketers. For example, retailers can use AI to analyze weekly SKU performance data, allowing stores to fine-tune their promotions for the best results. And because AI can analyze customers’ behavior in real time, it can prompt automated systems to respond rapidly enough to influence consumer behavior favorably. This has important applications not only in retail, but in banking, telecommunications, entertainment, and many other areas.Data points to ponderFor these reasons and more, making the most of your data is critical to enhancing overall performance. These three strategies should drive your approach to data and AI integration.1. Task your team to do the tough thinking.AI can provide an adaptive and customized user experience with a speed and precision that cannot be achieved by human customer service reps. Particularly because software can connect customer data from a variety of sources — social media and website use being two of the biggest — AI can help place and modify advertising in a way that matches well to particular users and shapes their purchasing decisions.But that’s actually good news on the personnel front because you’ll need your human marketers to allocate their energy to things like determining long-term strategy and designing customer experience. As Norm Johnston, global CEO and chief digital officer of Mindshare, observes, “The rapid evolution of AI in media will enable our people to focus on innovation and intelligence rather than repetition and reports.”2. Build data collection into your product.In the initial design of your product, be it a physical object or an application, you should already be thinking about ways to collect data from the end user. Some websites, for instance, require visitors to sign up and share personal data (such as connecting a LinkedIn or Facebook account) to make full use of their sites.Remember that data isn’t always just consumer behavioral data. AI machines also collect data like speech patterns, which are critical for making iterative improvements to speech recognition software. CMOs, in turn, use speech recognition products such as Alexa and Siri to direct and improve the customer experience. For example, Hyundai recently teamed up with Google to integrate the Google Home voice assistant into its luxury Genesis brand. Drivers can start and lock their cars and request navigational help, all without pressing any buttons. It’s a customer’s — and a marketer’s — dream.3. Keep your data squeaky clean.It’s easy to get carried away and simply throw as much data as one can, as fast as one can, at AI machines. In some cases, marketers are collecting too much of the wrong data; in others, they haven’t collected nearly enough data. But quality is often more important than quantity.As Sourav Dey, managing director and head of machine learning at Manifold, notes, “Remember the AI uncertainty principle. When data is missing, incomplete or dirty, you won’t get much value from your AI.” Manifold, an AI engineering services firm, was able to capitalize on this approach to help a leading U.S. baby registry become more customer-centric. Ultimately, the firm created customer prediction tools using more than 300 potentially predictive features from its data sets, and these tools allowed the registry to estimate the lifetime value of its customers just a few days after they signed up.For AI systems to excel, they must be trained on relevant data. To produce the most useful results, humans should sort some of the data to ensure it’s representative of whatever they’re attempting to analyze. Anything extraneous, such as HTML tags or random gibberish, needs to be removed.Marketers that commission their teams to do the deep thinking, help build the pipelines for incoming data right into their products and services, and make sure to cleanse the data they collect will enjoy significant advantages in the marketplace. Those who start early and optimize these systems continually can look forward to encouraging returns in the years to come. Related Posts How Data Analytics Can Save Liveslast_img read more

England vs Nigeria: TV, stream & preview

first_imgEngland England vs Nigeria: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane England Getty England Nigeria England v Nigeria Friendlies The Three Lions kick off their World Cup preparations with a tricky looking friendly against the Super Eagles at Wembley this weekend England kick off their World Cup preparations against fellow qualifiers Nigeria in a friendly this weekend.The Three Lions will face Panama, Tunisia and Belgium in their World Cup group in Russia, while the Super Eagles face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.Gareth Southgate’s side will also face Costa Rica before jetting off to the tournament, while Nigeria take on the Czech Republic. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Goal  brings you all you need to know ahead of the friendly clash between the two sides including team news, squad predictions and TV information. Game England vs Nigeria Date Saturday, June 2 Time 5:15pm BST / 12:15pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United Kingdom (UK) the game can be watched live on television on ITV, as well as being available to stream live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV ITV Player In the United States (US), the game can be watched live  and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Deportes / Fox Soccer Plus fuboTV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position England players Goalkeepers Butland, Pickford, Pope Defenders Alexander-Arnold, Cahill, Delph, Jones, Maguire, Stones, Rose, Young, Trippier, Walker Midfielders Alli, Dier, Henderson, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek Forwards Kane, Rashford, Vardy, Sterling, Welbeck It remains to be seen if Gareth Southgate will take the opportunity to experiment against Nigeria, though it is more likely that he will begin to lay the groundwork for his starting XI in Russia.Phil Jones, a defender Southgate is understood to rate highly, could be given the day off as his partner is due to give birth, while Nick Pope has expressed his hope that he will be given a chance to shine.Potential England starting XI: Pope; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Henderson, Young; Alli, Sterling, Kane Position Nigeria players Goalkeepers Uzoho, Ezenwa, Akpeyi Defenders Troost-Ekong, Shehu, Ebuehi, Aina, Echiejile, Idowu, Balogun, Awaziem, Omeruo Midfielders Obi Mikel, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Ogu, Obi, Agu Forwards Musa, Iheanacho, Moses, Iwobi, Ighalo, Nwankwo, Simon Nigeria have a travelling squad of 25 players, which will be whittled down to 23 by June 4.Forward Moses Simon has travelled with the squad but is set to undergo a late fitness test after sustaining a thigh injury, per the BBC, while a number of familiar faces will play at Wembley; John Obi Mikel is a former Chelsea player, while Victor Moses currently represents the Blues and the likes of Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi all have previous in the Premier League.Potential Nigeria starting XI: Ezenwa; Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu; Moses, Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Onazi, Iwobi; IheanachoBetting & Match Odds England are overwhelming favourites at 4/9 on dabblebet , while a draw is between the two sides is offered at 3/1 and a Nigeria upset is up for 13/2.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for this weeks’ international friendly matches. Match Preview Gareth Southgate EnglandEngland qualified for the World Cup with ease – sailing through a group also featuring Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia unbeaten – and, as such, this encounter with Nigeria is an intriguing one.The Super Eagles have strength in depth, and a core comprising a number of Premier League players, and they will be no pushovers.They, too, topped their group, beating out Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria, who drew with England at the 2010 tournament, to punch their ticket to Russia.Manager Southgate is likely to play a strong team, as he bids to prepare his side for their opening games next month.Momentum, of course, is key, and the Three Lions would do well to be wary, as Nigeria will also be looking to kick off their preparations with a bang.last_img read more


first_imgIn states across Australia, TFA employs both Game Development Officers (GDO) and State Managers (SM). Given the uniqueness of the Tasmanian situation it is not feasible to have both a Game Development Officer and a State Manager; therefore these roles have been combined to become a State Game Development Manager – Tasmania.For more information on this role or how to apply, please visit the Sports People website http://www.sportspeople.com.au/ and follow the Jobs links.last_img

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino delighted with winning Skipp debut

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino delighted with winning Skipp debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with Oliver Skipp’s debut for the win over Burnley.The teenage midfielder was handed his first Premier League start by Pochettino.The manager said, “Fantastic, he played like a 30-year-old man. So relaxed, trying to play forward and give the team what the team needs, plenty of energy full energy I am so proud of him. “He is only 18 years old and I think it was fantastic. Now it is going to be easy for him because always the debut you are nervous. I remember my first game and I said to him you look so relaxed. When I was 17, going to play aIways was so nervous. That is the difference between a player going to be a top player and a normal player like me. “In the last few months in the USA in pre-season he shows that he can cope with the pressure to play in the first team and it was only about time and the possibility to give the opportunity. “I want to congratulate the people in the academy that work in education to build his career with him and to help him to build his career is fantastic. The work they are doing is amazing and we need to profit this work to provide the team that energy and quality player because he is a very good kid, person it is a fantastic thing for Tottenham.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoBurnley boss Dyche: Heaton like a family member

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche: Heaton like a family memberby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche says there’s no hard feelings over Tom Heaton’s move to Aston Villa.The move raised a few eyebrows with the 33-year-old ending last season as Burnley’s No.1.His departure saw Bailey Peacock-Farrell drafted in from Leeds to bolster the goalkeeping ranks with Nick Pope playing every minute in the Premier League so far this campaign.“I treat all these players like they’re my own family members, I try and be as good with my guidance as I would be with my own children,” Dyche told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.“I think it’s important, they become important to you over time, Tom is certainly one of those. I don’t do favourites, apart from Tripps (Kieran Trippier), everybody knows that!“He was my first signing, an important signing, but he’s a top fella on and off the pitch, I like him as a person and professional.“There will always be a business decision here though, every pound is a prisoner, that’s just the way it is.“Behind that, we have got very good goalkeepers. I believe in Nick Pope, quite obviously, I believe in Joe Hart and young Bailey has joined the group and done very well so far.“There is a method to the planning of it, but there often comes a time when a deal gets done here.“With Tom, it worked on every level, and on the one that’s hard to find, an emotional level, because I can shake Tom by the hand, look him in the face, he’s happy, I’m happy, and there’s no thinking on who’s won, everyone has won.” last_img read more

Foreign buyers perceived to influence real estate prices despite StatCan data

first_imgTORONTO – Foreign buyers might make up a small sliver of Canada’s biggest real estate markets, but homebuyers in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal still believe they are heavily influencing housing activity.A study from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released Wednesday found that 68 per cent of Vancouver respondents, 48 per cent of Toronto respondents and 42 per cent of Montreal respondents believe foreign buyers are having “a lot of influence” on their markets and are driving up home prices.The insights shared by 2,159 respondents in the three cities between September and mid-October is in stark contrast with recent data from Statistics Canada showing foreign buyers only own 4.8 per cent of Vancouver properties and 3.4 per cent of homes in Toronto.“What is striking is the significant gap between perceptions of the public and available data, so much so that the perception of non-resident ownership takes centre stage when discussing the drivers of price growth,” said CMHC’s report.The Crown corporation said it couldn’t quantify how big an impact perceptions around foreign buyers were having on the markets, but it found that in Vancouver the influence of foreign investors is perceived to be stronger than supply constraints and demand.However, in Toronto, it said that influence is in line with market forces.Beyond foreign buyers, CMHC also looked at other factors affecting homebuyers’ motivations, including bidding wars.It found that 55 per cent of Toronto and Vancouver respondents said they had experienced a bidding war, compared with 17 per cent in Montreal.CMHC said the bidding wars most frequently cropped up around apartment condominiums, where prices are lower than the median purchase price for all properties.The study also revealed that 48 per cent of buyers in Vancouver and Toronto spent more than they budgeted on their home, but only 24 per cent of Montreal buyers exceeded their planned total.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misstated the number of survey respondents.last_img read more

Fire Fighters matching donations made to help family fighting cancer

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Professional Fire Fighters will match donations up to $5,000 for 4-year-old Natalie who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.In a post on Facebook, the group said they would match up to $5,000 with a goal of raising $10,000 to help Natalie’s family with the cost of travelling to Vancouver during her treatment.  A GoFundMe campaign was also created for the family but is only halfway to the $20,000 goal.Donations made to the Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society can receive a tax receipt.  To make a donation, contact Adam at 250-264-2857 or call the Fire Department at 250-785-4333. Several groups and residents created fundraisers for Natalie in December to also help the family.  The Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society also made a sizeable donation at that time.The Fire Fighters also shared the following update from Natalie’s mother.“Natalie has recently started round 4 chemo, and is tolerating things quite well. Most days her energy level and appetite are back full force. She is well on her way to finishing the first part of the treatment plan which consists of 2 more rounds of chemo and a major surgery to remove her main tumour between her liver and kidney. After that point, we are moving into the second phase which is bone marrow transplants, and radiation. As a family we are doing ok with things, she misses her sisters and misses mom when I am back in FSJ with the other two girls. They haven’t seen her yet but hopefully, we can get them down there soon to visit unfortunately the cost of extra medications and living down there is proving to be a bit challenging without the weight of flights added as well. All in all, she is an incredibly strong-willed child and is starting to come back to her normal self which we are all grateful for no less! “last_img read more