Memorial destroyed by vandals rises from the ashes

first_imgA group which had a stunning sculpture destroyed by vandals have had a new one erected thanks to a kind donation by a local businessmen.Earlier this year the sculpture which was erected by the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group at the Cathedral Square in 2014 was mindlessly damaged beyond repair by vandals.The sculpture was the work of local artist Redmond Herrity which L.C.H.G. commissioned for the project. As the original sculpture had cost the group a considerable amount of money, it could not afford to have the same piece made again.“We do many projects throughout the year and our annual funding simply could not cover replacing the memorial,” said Gabriel Flood of LCHG.On hearing of their predicament, local stonemason Tony McCaul offered to help at little or no cost to erect a new memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War.L.C.H.G. say they are pleased to announce that the new memorial is now in place and would like to thank the McCaul family for their generosity. The memorial was unveiled last weekend and is now there for all to see.Memorial destroyed by vandals rises from the ashes was last modified: October 3rd, 2018 by StephenShare 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:donationheriatge groupletterkennymemorialThanksTony McCaulvandalslast_img read more

Intel-based Tablets & QuickBooks Pair Well for Small Businesses

first_imgFor organizations needing accounting software to stay current on their affairs, QuickBooks has long been a popular program and the most widely used software among small businesses. Remote access capabilities, improved metrics for SMBs, remote payroll assistance, electronic payments, online banking, mapping features and marketing options through Google, and improved e-mail functionality through Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express can give entrepreneurs a variety of tools to help them succeed under a single platform.Similarly, tablets are quickly becoming the go-to device for smaller teams that may need to complete tasks in and around a store, warehouse, or multi-use office in addition to offsite work. Together, the hardware and software can be a powerful pairing. But, it’s crucial to understand the reach and limitations of QuickBooks on mobile. To gain a better perspective of performance, Intel commissioned Prowess Consulting to put multiple devices running QuickBooks to the test.Prowess Consulting evaluated QuickBooks options for mobile users and examined the software’s capabilities and user experience on a range of mobile devices. The QuickBooks user experience varies notably between different mobile device platforms. Of the devices Prowess tested—the Dell™ Venue™ 11 Pro, the Samsung® Galaxy Note® 10.1, and the Apple® iPad Air™—they concluded that the mobile device best suited for productive QuickBooks use was the Dell Venue 11 Pro powered by an Intel processor and running Windows* 8.1.The tests conducted on the three tablets included basic mobile tasks like comprehensive reporting, standard banking, along with importing data and exporting data. Using the Dell Venue 11 Pro, users were able to create a greater amount of reports and get deeper customer insight. Customer service saw improvement, too, with twice as many ways to access richer features, functions, and customer data. Plus, QuickBooks data was better leveraged by exporting it as an Excel spreadsheet available for use anywhere with Windows* 8.If you’re a small business owner looking to stay productive by using QuickBooks on a mobile device, be sure to review your options before purchasing. And be sure to keep an eye on the variety of services available in the market as cloud services may soon disrupt traditional accounting software.For more on the Prowess QuickBooks study, head to “Do More with Intuit® QuickBooks®” to read the full text and view the infograhic for a more detailed overview.last_img read more

Willian wants Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea

first_imgMid-day hosts first-of-its-kind girls football tournament | Ranis of Rink 2019 Willian says Chelsea have refused to give up hope that talisman Eden Hazard will be at Stamford Bridge next season, with the Belgian apparently edging closer to a move to Real Madrid. Hazard fired the winning spot-kick on Thursday as Chelsea edged out Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to book an all-English Europa League final against Arsenal, in what could prove his last act at Stamford Bridge. The Belgium forward is still expected to join Real in a big-money move this summer, but his Brazilian teammate Willian continues to hope otherwise. Luka Jovic cancelled out Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s strike to take the semi-final second leg into extra time before penalties had to separate the sides with the aggregate score level at 2-2 and one away goal apiece. Asked if Hazard’s decisive penalty could prove his last kick at Stamford Bridge, Willian replied: “I don’t know, I don’t think so. “For me I hope he stays, but in football you never know. I think his head is here, to play for Chelsea. Then after he’s finished the season maybe he can talk about his situation. “I don’t know anything about him leaving so for me I hope he can stay. He’s very important, a special player, he’s very important for us, he helps us a lot.Related News ‘Starstruck’ David Beckham shares photo with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crown “And he’s one of the best players in the world.” Hazard appears close to sealing his Madrid move, with his Chelsea contract expiring next summer and the Blues understood to be holding out for £100 million ($130 million). The Belgium star told BT Sport “In my mind I don’t know yet” when asked if he had already played his last game at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said his side would be worthy Europa League winners after a turbulent campaign that could end in success. “We were in trouble three months ago and, here in England, if you’re in trouble the level of opponents is very high and it’s not easy to overcome difficulties,” said Sarri. “We were able to do it. So now we deserve to win a trophy.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

Inbound Marketing: Doing is Believing!

first_img From my experience, most people only believe something will work for them once they’ve done it themselves and it worked for them. Chamber’s New England Business Expo a year ago inbound marketing stats from the event website . It took us about 5 weeks to sign up 30 people for the event. Based on the current sign up rate, we should have 50 attendees. We used no traditional marketing methods to market this. No direct mail. No cold calling. Just blogging, social media and email invitations to a very small portion of our opt-in email list.  We didn’t even implement all of the suggestions in Ellie’s leveraging the long tail for online marketing , I jumped at the opportunity. I spoke at the Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack event Do you want to start DOING your inbound marketing?  Free Online Crash Course on Inbound Marketing… We’re constantly sharing the Inbound Marketing ROI results from our own marketing efforts. (See the graphs in Prashant’s post about The attendees walked away from the seminar “believing”. However, only a few of them started “doing”. A bunch more said they needed more training. So, the Chamber called and asked if we could do a longer more hands-on format.  . excellent “inbound marketing for events” guide. .) Thus, the quandary… a Catch-22. is designed to have small business owners and marketers actually start doing their inbound marketing.  to a packed room.  But, my other answer will be to show the The most common question that I expect to hear during the event is, “How long will this take for me to achieve online lead generation success?” last_img read more

HubSpot TV – Vanity and Branding on Facebook with Special Guest Jeff Taylor

first_imgEpisode #44 – June 12th, 2009 (Episode Length: 32 minutes, 36 second) Blog article: http://itunes.hubspot.tv to learn how to create a thriving blog. @ Names based on your page or personal name, no “generic” words allowed ) : Get your darn Facebook URL tonight at midnight! Closing Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames Inbound Marketing University ! (Starts next Monday.) FAQ: Learn how to build your business blog into an inbound marketing machine. Facebook Goes In-Vain DJ on the side! Eons.com Marketing Takeaway Originally published Jun 13, 2009 9:15:00 AM, updated July 04 2013 Remember to subscribe in iTunes: Headlines Marketing Takeaway Doing It Right Blog article:  Many Twitter “accounts” are actually not that active: Inboundmarketing.com Announcing the June 2009 State of the Twittersphere Report Twitter Scavenger Hunt Meets Gossip Girl How to interact on Twitter: @ : New site where you can post questions, learn about inbound marketing, meet others, find and post jobs or sign up for World’s Largest Twitter Study by HubSpot Reports Over Half of Accounts Don’t Tweet Vacant Homes in Twitterville Contextweb Facebook (finally!) allows simple “vanity” URLs for profiles and pages (not groups) Download the free webinar Now at News release: asks, “How do you measure the effectiveness of public speaking engagements?  How do you measure an ROI?” , a social network for baby boomerscenter_img Facebook Usernames Coming Soon for Pages Announcement: Authenticity vs. Authority 55% of accounts are not following anyone Marketing Tip of the Week Battle of the Search Engine Marketing Fox Fever Forum Fodder : Publish interesting data in order to get PR. : Authenticity with gain you authority, which is what you need to worry about as a marketer. www.inboundmarketing.com/forum : Today’s big brands are being built with inbound marketing. The “buzz” has driven a lot of tire kickers to Twitter, more than passionate users. Google & Firefox have gone inbound with user generated content and creating a buzz: Intro mvolpe Bing is going outbound with the marketing blitz Special Guest: Jeff Taylor, Monster.com & Eons.com Mailbag Founder, CEO and Chief Monster of 55% of users have never tweeted Authenticity vs. Authority Nobody Recognizes The Chrome Icon, So Google Wants You To Make A Video About It (To ask a question that you’d like to appear in Forum Fodder, visit Lots of coverage in GigaOm, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, NECN, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Monster.com Aquick question; if I embed a video from youtube on our website; do thewebsite video views get counted towards the youtube page total views? Marketing Takeaway 53% of users have no followers : Tonight at midnight, get your Facebook vanity URL! No cheating – business page must be from before May 31 and have 1,000+ fans Marketing Takeaway Webinar: Advanced Business Blogging Ken Lauher of karenrubin HubSpot released our second report on Twitter – “State of the Twittersphere – June 2009” SethGodin: “If it’s a word game, then authority wins, because authority isabout the perception of the consumer. If they believe you an authority,you are. In the long run, of course, authenticity will trump it,because your authority fades without it. The converse is not true. Andyes, it’s a word game.” Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

HubSpot TV – Get a Clue with Special Guest @dweinberger

first_img Closing www.hubspot.tv , whose most recent book is : Twitter and social networks are now mainstream communication tools. The Cluetrain Manifesto Headlines (Episode Length: 26 minutes, 19 seconds) Hitwise Intelligence – Heather Dougherty – North America Sun’s Chief Executive Tweets His Resignation Traffic to Retails Sites Decreasing from Email, Increasing from Social Media : We are a software development firm that offers technology for various uses. Having few months of experience in SEO, I know that the strategy for developing microsites for different technologies works. It drives better traffic from search engines, but would the same strategy work out for blogs? I mean, should we have different blogs for the different technology that our company provides or should we have a single one? I feel that a single blog is better because it’s easier to manage, but I still have doubts. to learn how to create a thriving blog. Episode #78 – February 5, 2010 . https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG18207.jpg” alt=”center_img” /> Few Companies Have Policy for Employee Use of Social Networks From On the show today is Mike Volpe (@ Download the free webinar Joho : Think about it and decide if you need a policy or not. Jonathan Schwartz, the last chief executive of Sun Microsystems, has become the first Fortune 200 boss to tweet his resignation. Softweb Solutions Marketing Takeaway ) and David Weinberger (@ dweinberger Traffic to retail websites from social media sites is up by 37% CEO of Sun Resigns by Haiku on Twitter Do you need a social media policy?  How do you know? ).  Karen Rubin is out this week. 29% of Companies Do Not Have a Social Media Policy . He also writes the well-known blog, Marketing Takeaway “Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more”  and chat with us via Twitter using NEW hashtag  mvolpe . As always, all the old episodes are in iTunes: Webinar: Advanced Business Blogging Forum Fodder from Inbound.org Originally published Feb 12, 2010 2:30:00 PM, updated July 04 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Study Shows More Pages Indexed by Google Means More Leads

first_img keywords Originally published Apr 1, 2010 7:55:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 It might be reasonable to think that only larger firms have sufficient resources to create hundreds of pages that make it into Google’s database. To test this, we calculated customer size mix for each category of indexed pages. Our proxy for customer size is number of employees. Improve each page’s optimization Our analysis of over 1,400 firms shows a clear positive relationship between pages indexed by Google and the leads a company generates; companies with more indexed pages tend to generate more leads.  based on results from these companies. The report and this article were written by Sophie L. Schmitt. consider To represent the relationship between Google indexed pages and leads, we divided customers evenly into five categories based on number of Google indexed pages. For each of these categories, we graphed the median number of monthly leads. We used median instead of average to lessen the impact of outliers. incremental 50 to 100 indexed pages can cause double-digit lead growth Off-Page Search Engine Optimization: Marketers are likely to ask: Marketing Takeaways lead generation best practices It is interesting to note that the number of inbound links did not have a meaningful relationship with leads. Inbound links did correlate well, however, with unique visitors. This implies that for those interested in generating leads, quality of sites vs. quantity is more important when building inbound links. to quickly increase number of pages On-Page Search Engine Optimization: as per Google’s methodology to maximize chances of having all of your web pages included in the index: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Build page volume: . What we found is that Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 1:00pm EDT  Learn how companies are using inbound marketing techniques to generate higher volume and lower cost leads and customers. State of Inbound Lead Generation report Reserve Your Spot Now placing This is the first of three articles that share findings from  The State of Inbound Lead Generation Date and time: The graph above shows the strong positive correlation between the number of Google indexed pages and median leads. More specifically, it reveals that an building inbound links Is Company Size a Factor for Growing Indexed Pages? starting a blog Want to read more? Download the full  up until customers reach several hundred Google indexed pages. Customers with more than a few hundred indexed pages appear to be in a league of their own as median leads are more than 2x that of the prior category.   Increasing Google Indexed Pages by 50-100 Causes Double-Digit Lead Growth Live Webinar: The State of Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Measuring SEO in the right places on web pages such that Google and other search engines know what each page of your web site is about, and what keywords to rank you for , a new HubSpot report based on statistical analysis of 1,400 customers’ inbound marketing activities. The study identifies  for achieving significant volumes of Google indexed pages. Size and number of pages are mildly positively correlated, mostly in the extreme categories of Google indexed pages. While HubSpot’s large customers formed the biggest group with 311+ indexed pages in Google, small and medium-sized customers together outnumbered large ones in this category. In addition, small customers formed the largest group with 176 to 310 Google indexed pages. What are techniques for growing the number of Google indexed pages on my site? Topics: size is not a critical factor from reputable sites, thus demonstrating your popularity to search engineslast_img read more

4 Reasons for Marketers to Love Pivot Tables [Excel Tricks]

first_img Recently, I posted an If you’re an inbound marketer, chances are you have lots of data to analyze and you base your most important decisions on quantitative measures. In this blog series, I discuss some the most useful tools and tricks for analyzing your data in Excel. Suppose your pivot table is calculating the average click through rate of your email sends and you want to rank the results from lowest to highest click through rate.  .  If you’ve already mastered creating pivot tables, here are a few advanced features… once you start using these, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them! 1. Sort alphabetically or numerically.  Originally published Apr 19, 2011 12:30:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 2. Group columns and rows.  article about the magic of pivot tables You can actually use the Grouping feature for any label type, not just dates.  Just highlight the rows you want to put into one group and select the “Group” option. Once your group has been created, you can then type over the default group name to label the group however you’d like. For example, if I wanted to hide all of the rows with a click through rate under 30%, I would select “Value Filters” from the popup menu. What other tips would you add to this list?center_img 4. Filter values, columns, or rows. In the example at right, I’m dragging and droping the “Event Invitation” row up above “Breaking News”. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Excel Suppose you have a pivot table with a long list of dates that you want to group by month.  You can do this in a snap with the Grouping feature. In this screenshot, I right-clicked on a random “Email date” and selected “Group” from the popup menu. To do this, select the row you want to move and hover over the edge until you see the crosshairs with arrows. Then simply drag and drop it higher or lower in the table. Topics: 3. “Drag & Drop” rows and columns. Don’t like the order of your rows?  This happens to me a lot.  A simple and quick fix is to simply drag and drop the row.last_img read more