Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Dacia Sandero from €47 per week

first_img Twitter Electric Picnic Previous articlePortlaoise Institute offers great choices for students for SeptemberNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, September 18, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Home Motors Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Dacia Sandero from €47… MotorsSponsored By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th September 2020 WhatsApp TAGSDacia SanderoJoe Mallon Motors Facebook Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest This is another Exceptional Offer From JOE MALLON MOTORS.Why buy from Joe Mallon Motors? Confidence, peace of mind, reassurance.Price: €14,900Registration: 191 KE 3889Previous Owners: 1Engine Size: 0.9 litreTransmission: ManualMileage: 14,832 kmColour: GreyFuel Type: PetrolBody Style: Hatchback You can check out the finance arrangements you can avail of on this car here. SEE ALSO – Check out the new Joe Mallon Motors website here Facebook Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest This week’s Car of the Week from Joe Mallon Motors is a 191 Dacia Sandero.With a finance option in place, this car could be yours from €47 per week.This car is priced at €14,900. News Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Dacia Sandero from €47 per weeklast_img read more

Hybrid Working and the Next Normal: My Thoughts on Poly’s New Study

first_imgI received an email last week telling me about Poly’s (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) latest virtual event, introducing its study on the market. The report, dubbed “Hybrid Working: Creating the ‘Next Normal’ in Work Practices, Spaces and Culture,” was made to “highlight the shift in focus from place of work to purpose of work as businesses redesign operations and reinvent ways of working in response to COVID-19.”It piqued my interest immediately, but I felt as if I could nearly make predictions for what this would tell the AV community: Yes, the place in which you work is important because who can focus on work when you’re not in an ergonomic setting? BUT — does that ergonomic environment have to be in an office? We’ve been in the midst of a pandemic for going on five (?) months now, and the vast majority of us (save for AV installers/integrators) have been working from home. I can tell you that a good work space can be set up just about anywhere given it’s a distraction-free environment.Obviously, companies are seeing that this type of work-from-home, Zoom-calls-to-check-in-and-make-sure-nobody-is-watching-“Friends”-on-HBO-Max-all-day method can work! So, are your CEOs going to rush you back to the office post-COVID when they can save money by keeping you at the house without risking productivity? Probably not, folks!Be that as it may, I see the purpose of Poly’s report. Without solid numbers from a study to back up my findings (gleaned entirely from personal experience) above, it’s just speculation. Speculation isn’t what drives an industry forward, and it also isn’t what supports company-wide decisions. However, a study will.So, without further ado, here’s a little bit about the nitty-gritty numbers and what I learned from Poly’s virtual event that helped break this down a little bit.What even is a workplace?Darrius Jones, EVP of strategy marketing and innovation and acting CMO of Poly, began the event by talking a little about some of the new perspectives Poly gained from this study.“Whether you’re a factory worker or in the office, everyone’s definition of the workplace has changed,” Jones said.But when it comes to working from home, change isn’t necessarily a bad thing — as long as it’s not making workers unproductive.Note the whole 74% of CFOs are into permanently moving to this working-from-home thing, distractions and all. But — the way to best navigate those distractions is by reinventing, responding and redesigning work-from-home culture. More on that later.Jones mentioned how he has struggled with building an ergonomic, functional workplace at his home. He said he knows it’s hard — and mentioned that his kids complained that he would always take his calls on speakerphone, and that they could hear every word.Basically, the moral of the story: Distractions exist when we work from home. It’s one of the biggest problems. But is it worth giving up the flexibility remote workers have right now?“Whether I have a cold or COVID-19, I should have that same flexibility,” said Jones.Not that I would be trying to work if I (Steph) had COVID, but I get his point. If someone calls me in a tizzy over something at work, I should have the flexibility and opportunity to help from home if I’m not feeling my best! No need to potentially infect a whole office of people.Mastering the environment (how????)What we have learned so far: Working from home is working a lot better than people thought it would. Company higher-ups are considering making this a permanent change even after the pandemic runs its course. But how can tech, and specifically AV tech, help?“Tech is going to give people the confidence to do what they need to do no matter where they’re at,” Jones said.He paused for a moment to discuss ways that we are not taking advantage of what’s available to us. He first pinpointed that, when on a Zoom or other video call, it’s important to actually be on video. Why? In his personal experience, Jones has found his messaging was more effective when people could actually see what he was saying.But on the other hand, it’s difficult to incentivize people to get excited about more virtual meetings. The fatigue is real.How we rectify that, Jones added, is by shifting the culture and by “bringing people in from disparate workforces in meaningful ways.”So, next question: What will the new environment look like?According to this part of the study, contributed by Sarah Susanka of Susanka Studios, the new environment looks like a hybrid of working from home but with memberships to things like co-working spaces and satellite offices for use when needed. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but companies are overwhelmingly seeing how smoothly operations can go even as work mostly takes place from the comfort of people’s homes.Hybrid working can take many forms, though, so it can be best thought of as an umbrella term. See the below:Things that will be ~trending~ in the next yearEvery great market report comes with not only hard data but also predictions gleaned from said data. Poly’s report concludes with a few trends we may expect to see from this shift to hybrid working over the next year.These are the pockets that Poly argues are going to change the game when it comes to building technology to fit this new workforce. Is our industry doomed? No. In AV, every great product starts with a problem that needs technology to solve it. And the above are the problems: not-great audiovisual quality from our laptops, huddle rooms that weren’t created with today’s health regulations in mind, shared office solutions that require touch and products that don’t learn our habits and respond to them. The solutions to these problems are going to include the AV products that push us forward.Here is a link to Poly’s full study, in case my high points weren’t good enough for you.last_img read more

Jury trials to resume in up to eight courts next week

first_imgJury trials will resume in up to eight Crown court premises across England and Wales next week, following the Lord Chief Justice’s announcement on Monday.The Old Bailey, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Warwick, Winchester, Manchester Minshull St. and Nottingham have all been deemed suitable for the first tranche of jury trials. Counsel and others involved in the cases to be listed from Monday have already been notified. Each court is due to confirm independently by Friday.More court centres are expected to re-open in the coming weeks. However the general restarting of jury trials across the system is not believed to be imminent.Amanda Pinto QC, chair of the Bar Council, said: ‘A huge amount of thought and expertise has gone and will continue to go into to making attending courts as safe as possible. I am confident that this hasn’t been a rushed job despite the fact that complex cases involving lots of different participants are starting up again only two months after jury trials had to stop. No doubt there will need to be adjustments made, especially in the early days, but, nonetheless this is a really positive step in the right direction.’Caroline Goodwin QC, chair of the Criminal Bar Association, added: ‘This will be a slow and managed process so that should any matters arise they can be considered in a careful and thoughtful way. Safety is paramount.’To facilitate social distancing, second courtrooms will be provided for trials, linked by closed circuit TV, to enable reporters and others to watch proceedings. Court staff will supervise entrances and exits to ensure all necessary cleaning takes place.last_img read more

Alarming increase of youths in crime

first_img… traditional approach to crime solving no longer sufficient – RamnarineHaving recognised that most perpetrators of criminal activities are young persons, acting Top Cop David Ramnarine said the Force will continue to work diligently with youths as part of its Social Crime Prevention programme.He made this comment during a press briefing in his Eve Leary Office, where he spoke about the investigation into the grenade attack on Kaieteur News’ Publisher Glenn Lall, highlighting that many of the suspects in the matter are young persons.“If you look that our prison population, the majority of persons are of a tender age, whether they are adults or not they are pretty young and are incarcerated for lengthy periods,” he said.Ramnarine noted that one of the factors that impacts crime in Guyana is the fact that the country has a youth population that is bent on having things instantaneously without wanting to put in the work to acquire those things.“They are not being guided, they are not being supervised, they are not being taught in very strong ways that if you need something you have to work for it and make the sacrifice to earn it. It is evident that many young people want something and want it now and that’s where the challenge lies,” he pointed out.To this end, the acting Police Commissioner pointed out that this issue needs to be dealt with from a prevention standpoint, something which all sections of society need to play a part in.“Forces across the world and here in Guyana it’s no less, the thinking and the belief and the actions all surround the fact that the traditional approach to solving crime – that is, arrest and prosecute – is no longer sufficient because it’s a social problem and it has to be dealt with in a social manner,” he stated.On this note, he outlined that the Police is basically a microcosm of the wider society and therefore, the other support systems within society have their parts to play. In this regard, Ramnarine lauded the efforts of the Divisional Commanders in working with youths and older members of the community.Only last week, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan posited that the country is going through some bad economic times which resulted in increased unemployment, especially among youths. This situation, he noted, has led to high criminality rates.A 2015 study conducted by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) found that Guyana’s unemployment rate was at 40 per cent and based on a quantitative assessment, the cost of excess youth unemployment runs into millions of US dollars for Government.last_img read more

Scoop Clothing holding food drive for Women’s Resource Society this month

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A local clothing store is holding a food drive until the end of November for the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society, with donors getting a chance at winning a big prize.Scoop Clothing Manager Haley Born said that the store has ditched the mannequins from its front window, and will be filling the space with all of the donations that get dropped off this month. Born said that the store hosts the fundraiser every year, and is especially looking for donations of non-perishable food items like baking goods and food for kids’ lunches.Born said that anyone that drops off a non-perishable food item or adds $5 to a purchase at Scoop will be entered into a draw for a $1,000 shopping spree at the store.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Emirates to buy Rolls Royce powered A380s says Sir Tim Clark.

first_imgEmirates was one of the airlines involved in the test. Photo: Emirates. Airbus A380’s future is assured with Emirates very close to signing an order with Rolls-Royce to deliver engines for the 36 additional A380s the Dubai-based carrier ordered in February says the airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.“The deal is just about to be closed, it will be Rolls-Royce”, Sir Tim Clark confirmed in an exclusive interview to Airlineratings.com on the sideline of the APG aviation conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco.This ends speculation that the whole deal might fall through as airline and engine manufacturers missed several deadlines for the decision on which engines to select.The deadlines were supposed to secure planned delivery from 2020 onwards. So far Emirates had ordered Rolls-Royce engines for 52 of its A380s and Engine Alliance ones for 90 aircraft.See our Concorde tribute.Sir Tim Clark also talked about the delays in the current A380 delivery schedule.Media speculated this week that the carrier might not be ready to take on more at the moment as the airline faces a pilot shortage and reportedly has stored some A380s at Dubai World Central airport.But Clark dismissed these conclusions. “We don’t control the delivery stream, Airbus does, it’s called production. Unfortunately, quite a few of the A380 deliveries have slipped and they are all compressed in the back end of the year in the next two months, so we are taking them now.”Sir Tim Clark addresses the APG aviation conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Credit Andreas SpaethThere had been speculation that it was Emirates asking for a stretch in the deliveries. “It’s not us delaying anything, one of the aircraft coming now should have been delivered in February, we are talking about a compression, all of them should have been delivered last year and haven’t been”, said Tim Clark when asked by Airlineratings.comWith the current widespread engine troubles in the aviation industry, Clark had some critical remark“Engine manufacturers were moving too quickly to try to meet specifications. When it came to innovation they did little and sat on their hands, they overpromised and what we see now is the result of that.”Commenting on the current problems Airbus faces with the geared turbofan (GTF) Pure Power engines by Pratt & Whitney powering the A320neo, Clark said: “I’m not saying GTF is a failure, it should work, I am not altogether sure why it hasn’t worked, whether it’s a metallurgical thing or a simple design flaw I don’t know because we haven’t got them, it’s a real shame but I’m sure Pratt will get it right, they have to.”He urged propulsion manufacturers to combine innovations found in the LEAP powering the 737 MAXs and the GTFs for A320neos and regional jets with those implemented in high-thrust engines for wide-bodies.“You see the quantum movements in the technology of thrust and weight driven by the ability of the engine to work hotter and harder, using ceramic technology to keeping the hot sections in check, even that’s under development at the moment. It is not going to a stop where it is today, what I am looking for is seven or ten years out, when all this has been looked at and they come out with better engines, that is what will happen.”For Emirates itself, he said the biggest challenge currently is higher fuel prices. “At the moment we got huge problems with the fuel price, which is really destroying value for us, it really hit our bottom line quite hard, we haven’t had a good first half year just because of fuel.”last_img read more

Facebook Adds Page Tagging To Photos

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos dan rowinski Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Facebook announced today that it is launching a feature where users can tag Pages in photos. That means users can now tag brands, businesses, musicians and personalities in their photo streams. Take a picture of your friend holding Pabst Blue Ribbon while dancing at the club? You can now tag your friend and the beer.The tags will appear on the “photo” tag on the Facebook Page, not on the walls and can be tagged by anyone on Facebook, not just people who have liked that page. For the start of the feature, only Facebook Pages with the “brands & products” or “people” categories can be tagged in photos. Facebook will look to expand that to more page categories over time.Facebook says, “the privacy of the photo is always respected when a Page is tagged in a photo.” If a photo is tagged for “everyone” then it can appear publicly on the photos tab of the page and page administrators can see it. If a photo is restricted, such as to one’s friends, then it will not go on the photos tab of the page. Page administrators can disable pictures from going to the photo tab by unchecking “users can add photos” in settings.This seems like a smart play by Facebook as it tries to become a stronger destination for companies and brands online. Marketers could focus viral ad campaigns around photo tagging like “show us the weirdest place you ever drank a Pepsi and win a trip to Bonnaroo” or something of that nature.Are you going to start tagging brands in your Facebook photos? Let us know in the comments. Tags:#Facebook#NYT#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “The players needed a game like this, a victory with a lot of goals,” Zidane said. “It’s always good to score seven times at home. It’s not something that happens very often so we are happy about it. We have to keep this momentum going.”Gareth Bale and Nacho Fernandez also scored twice, and Luka Modric added another goal for Madrid as it regained fourth place in the standings. Madrid remains 19 points behind leader Barcelona, which later routed Real Betis 5-0 in Seville with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scoring a pair of goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAt the start of the league’s second half, Barcelona is 11 points in front of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 14 points ahead of Valencia. Atletico lost ground after a 1-1 home draw against Girona on Saturday, while Valencia lost 2-1 at Las Palmas.Madrid is five points behind Valencia but has a game in hand. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo bleeds from his forehead during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Despite watching Cristiano Ronaldo go off covered in blood, Real Madrid fans got to celebrate at home again with the team’s biggest win of the season in the Spanish league.Ronaldo, who left the game late with a cut to his face, scored twice as Madrid routed Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 Sunday, ending a three-match winless streak at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and easing the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo had to leave with about five minutes remaining after being hit by defender Fabian Schar’s boot while scoring the team’s sixth goal with a header. He was attended on the field for a while and could not continue as blood spilled over his face.While walking off the field, with his face still stained by the blood, Ronaldo asked for the doctor’s cell phone to take a look at the injury.Zidane said the Portugal forward needed “two or three stitches but was fine.”Madrid had already made three substitutions, but the much-needed victory was already secured by then.The fans who had loudly jeered the team in recent matches were cheering on their feet after the final whistle at the Bernabeu. The easy win followed a series of poor results that all but ended Madrid’s title chances.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Magic stun East-leading Celtics in Boston Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims ___CELTA WINSMaxi Gomez scored a second-half winner as Celta Vigo rallied to defeat struggling Real Sociedad 2-1 and move closer to the Champions League spots.Striker Willian Jose put the hosts ahead early in the first half — but later missed a penalty kick — as forward Iago Aspas equalized for Celta.It was the second consecutive win for Celta, which is now seventh in the standings.Real Sociedad, in 15th place, has lost three in a row.___LATE EQUALIZERJoseba Zaldua scored in the 90th as Leganes salvaged a 2-2 draw at Alaves after trailing by two goals for much of the second half.Munir El Haddadi and Alfonso Pedraza put the hosts ahead with quick goals after halftime, and Gabriel Pires pulled Leganes closer in the 75th. MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridcenter_img “We played a perfect match,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Deportivo, in the relegation zone and winless in five games, gave Madrid an early scare when Adrian Lopez opened the scoring midway through the first half.Nacho and Bale helped Madrid rally before halftime, and each scored again in the second half along with Modric. Bale’s first goal came from a neat left-footed shot that was curled into the top corner by the far post.Ronaldo, who hadn’t found the net in three games and had been among those criticized by fans, scored with a shot from close range just a few minutes before getting injured. He did not celebrate.___BIGGER LEADBarcelona scored five second-half goals against midtable Real Betis after an even first half at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville.Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, then Messi and Suarez took over and added to their scoring runs.Messi is the league’s scoring leader with 19 goals, and Suarez has 15.Messi’s second goal late in the game was one to admire, with the Argentine entering the area and going past two defenders before calmly finding the net. LATEST STORIES Leganes stayed 13th in the 20-team standings, while Alaves was 16th.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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