AA hosting public information meeting this week

first_imgAre you worried about the drinking habits of someone in your life? Or are you suffering because of your drinking and would like to find help?This meeting may be for you.The Letterkenny branch of Alcoholics Anonymous is holding a public meeting this Thursday 23rd May at The Pastoral Centre, Monastery Drive Letterkenny at 7.30pm. All welcome. Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers, Prison Officers, Gardai/Police are also invited to attend, as they, in their daily work, are frequently in contact with the suffering alcoholic and can put them in contact with AA.Details of the meeting are available on the poster below:AA hosting public information meeting this week was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Barton hails fans after QPR triumph

first_imgSkipper Joey Barton hailed QPR’s fans after Rangers’ dramatic win against Stoke at Loftus Road.Djibril Cisse’s late goal means the R’s will definitely stay up if they get a point at Manchester City next weekend.Barton told Sky: “A massive part is the atmosphere the fans created. It was electric. I wouldn’t want to play in front of that as an opposition player. It gives us such momentum.“People wrote us off and said our run-in was very tough, but we stayed compact as a unit and kept chipping away.“We’re now in a position with one game to go where we’re still the masters of own destiny.“If you’d said that to me 10 games ago I’d have snapped your hand off and I’m sure most QPR fans would have felt the same.”More reaction to follow.Click here for the QPR v Stoke quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fall herbicide application is part of the plan for managing tough weeds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, CCA, Ohio State University Extension agronomistWe are just compiling the Extension fall soybean weed surveys; it is bad again with waterhemp, giant ragweed, and marestail leading — this is the first year that we have a pigweed species in the number one spot in several counties. The number of clean fields has gone down, likely due to late planting and then missing the timing on weed size.I spoke with Mark Loux last week and shared preliminary results of the survey. His response was that we have good technology for dealing with all of these weeds —RRXtend, LibertyLink and now Enlist. But timing was critical this year and we just couldn’t hit it with the weather. So speak now with your seed supplier, and your herbicide supplier. Plan to use a different program than you used last year. Add pre-emergent herbicides at planting or with that burndown the week before planting. And in waterhemp areas (there are lots of them) add an additional pre-emergent herbicide at post application timing to extend your residual program. Good products are Zidua, Warrant, even Dual.Lastly as I say above, fall herbicides do work. This can be an excellent start to your marestail management program. This year we let our marestail get too big and they were difficult to take down even with our best Extend, Liberty or Enlist program.How late in the year can we spray? I have sprayed in December, just before a big freeze and still had success. One year — the winter with no winter — I sprayed in February.last_img read more

Good News for Data Geeks, Bad News for Everyone Else

first_imgklint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Trends Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Last week we told you that enterprises are investing more into business intelligence and analytics initiatives. This week there’s more good news for professionals in this area: according to KDNuggets, salaries are rising for analytics and data mining professionals.Based on a poll with approximately 250 respondents, KDNuggets found that salaries are up from its 2010 poll in North America, Western Europe, Asia and Latin America. (There is no mention of Eastern Europe, Africa or Antarctica.)It’s a good time to be a geek, particularly one with a background in statistics, analytics and data mining. But a bad time to be almost any other type of worker.For example, The New York Times reported on software that can process legal documents at a fraction of the cost of hiring lawyers and paralegals:That’s good news for the people who develop that software. But for people in the legal profession? Not so much.Some programs go beyond just finding documents with relevant terms at computer speeds. They can extract relevant concepts — like documents relevant to social protest in the Middle East — even in the absence of specific terms, and deduce patterns of behavior that would have eluded lawyers examining millions of documents.It’s a fascinating piece, detailing how advances in computer science and linguistics have led to breakthroughs in e-discovery, and how that’s being applied to business by companies like Autonomy, Blackstone Discovery, Cataphora and Clearwell. But it also frightening.The Times cites the falling demand for human chip designers as another example of highly skilled, educated workers being replaced by machines. The paper quotes David H. Autor, an economics professor at MIT:It might be worse than Autor things. Research by Forrester, as we recently reported, indicates that IT is slowing U.S. job growth.“There is no reason to think that technology creates unemployment,” Professor Autor said. “Over the long run we find things for people to do. The harder question is, does changing technology always lead to better jobs? The answer is no.”One tiny bit of good news is that the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at its lowest in two years. But this is tempered by the fact that there are still five unemployed people for each job opening.The moral of the story is, I suppose, learn statistics.Will we replace our human ReadWriteWeb staff with algorithms in the near future? Stay tuned. Bleep bloop blop.Image by GrapeCity Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Once You Choose to Compete on Price

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 problem with choosing to compete by having the lowest price is that it eliminates the ability to compete on anything else.You Can’t Be Best and CheapestYou can’t innovate and create new products without capturing enough of the value you create to make the necessary investments. You can’t create experiences, or compete on exceptional service and legendary support, without being able to put money into achieving those outcomes. And you can’t create the kind of solutions that come from a relationship with a strategic partner, because that requires people and money.You can’t be better and cheaper. You have to pick a lane. By choosing price, you have eliminated other choices.Pick a LaneWith enough money, you can be better and faster. Without the investment, you can only be cheaper. If you choose to be better, you have to charge more so that you have the ability to create greater value.Most sales organizations don’t spend enough time explaining to their sales force the competitive strategy they have chosen and why they have chosen it. This leaves many salespeople with the belief that they should have the best product, service, or solution while also having the lowest price. This mythical and unobtainable competitive strategy exists in only two places on earth: in the minds of some clients and some salespeople.The truth is, you have to make a choice of strategies, and choosing one eliminates the other.The Truth About Low PriceThe truth about low price is that it doesn’t make selling easier. It makes selling more difficult. Once you have eliminated the ability to be better, you’ve lost the ability to compete by solving the problems and eliminating the risks that come with choosing the lowest price. When you can’t be better, then there is only one way to compete, and that is by being even cheaper still.The lowest price is often called “value,” but the only real value being created is the low price of acquisition, for the sales organization and the client. You don’t value what is cheap. You value what is exceptional, what is precious, what is worthy of being valued. The lowest price produces none of these, and so you aren’t valued either.last_img read more