Home News How Laois intends to vote? Time for our social media followers to… News WhatsApp Community WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSIrish Presidential Election 2018 Who will become the 10th President of the Republic of Ireland?Well, on Friday October 26 the people of Ireland will be asked to go to the polls to decide who they would like to fill the roll for the next seven years.The campaign has been running for the last month and now six candidates will go before the people – including the sitting President Michael D Higgins.He is up once again against Sean Gallagher, who finished runner up seven years ago, along with independents Gavin Duffy, Peter Casey, Joan Freeman and Sinn Fein’s Liadh Ni Riada.So to gauge the local opinion we will ask our readers – across our social media platforms – what way they intend to vote.Over the course of 24 hours, from 1pm on Monday today to 1pm on Tuesday, we will run polls on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.While we acknowledge that this isn’t a scientific poll for a number of reasons – people could vote on each platform if they wished; some people could have been under 18; social media is more heavily weighted towards younger people; and there was no option for the undecided – it will be a significant straw poll at this moment in time.So keep an eye out for our polls which will run for the next 24 hours and we will reveal the results on Wednesday morning.Voting in the Presidential Election begins at 7am this coming Friday, with polls closing at 10pm.SEE ALSO – Well-known Portlaoise hotel is to be put up for sale Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 22nd October 2018 Council Previous articleTwo Laois women nominated for Macra awardNext articleUpgrade announced for Laois Volunteer Information Services Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook How Laois intends to vote? Time for our social media followers to have their say Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Pinterest Community Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening read more
The Tibetan Language Program (TLP) in the Department of EastAsian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invitesapplications for a full-time Lecturer in Literary/Classical TibetanLanguage, to begin July 1, 2021. This is a one year position withpossible renewal for up to two additional years. Primaryresponsibilities include teaching two to three literary/classicalTibetan courses each semester in consultation with the TLP Directorand Department administration. Administrative duties includecurriculum development (both individual and collaborative),proctoring Tibetan language placement testing as needed, andassisting with the design and execution of program events. MArequired; PhD preferred. High value is placed on ability to workclosely with colleagues in the program. Review of applicationsbegins immediately and will continue until the position isfilled.For more information and to apply, please go to: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7439Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability /Veteran read more
HEAT PUMP: Train operators in central and northern Europe could save €1000 per coach per year in heating and cooling costs by using heap pumps, according to Faiveley.A compressor and two copper coils containing refrigerant extract heat from the outside air to heat the carriage interior. In warmer weather the pump transfers the interior heat outside.An electric heater is still needed for very cold weather, but Faiveley claims overall power consumption can be cut by 50%, with a payback time of three to four years. read more
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“Last week I putted great, and today I didn’t putt so good,” Woods, the defending champion, said after his 4-under-par 68. He was three strokes behind leaders Ross Fisher and Graeme McDowell. Ernie Els was another stroke back at 66 in a tie for third with Jose Manuel Lara and Jyoti Randhawa at the Emirates Golf Club. The clicking cameras didn’t help, nor did the poor putting. All of which left Tiger Woods as frustrated as any weekend hacker. For someone who has been playing nothing but sterling golf of late, Woods tossed his club after a botched putt Thursday during the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates. Still, Woods started the back nine with a pair of birdies to keep himself in contention. Woods flew halfway around the world after cruising to win the Buick Invitational on Sunday for his seventh straight victory on the PGA Tour. The Dubai tournament won’t affect the streak because it’s a PGA European tour event. Woods, who denied having jet lag, knows what he needs to do in the next three rounds. “Work. Bust my butt. That’s how you do it,” he said. “I just need to do a little work here around the greens and get my stroke organized.” FBR Open Dudley Hart shot a 7-under 64 for a one-stroke advantage atop a crowded leaderboard after the chilly opening round in Scottsdale, Ariz. Twelve players were within two shots of the lead on a TPC Scottsdale course softened by a day of rain Wednesday. Paul Azinger, David Toms, Tom Pernice Jr., John Rollins, Aaron Baddeley and Brian Gay opened with 65s. Two-time champion Phil Mickelson, who considers this a home tournament because he played at Arizona State and used to live in Scottsdale, shot a 72. Women’s Australian Open Sarah Kemp shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over fellow Australians Karrie Webb and Nikki Campbell in the Women’s Australian Open in Sydney, Australia. Coming off a resurgent 2006 in which won five tournaments on the LPGA Tour, including her second Kraft Nabisco Championship, Webb eagled the par-5 16th – her second eagle of the day – to pull within a stroke of Kemp. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woods’ problems started on the second hole, where he drove into a row of trees before settling for a bogey. He reclaimed the lost stroke on the par-5 third hole, but he soon encountered another problem on the eighth. While he was swinging, a group of photographers were snapping pictures, causing Woods to send the ball into the long grass on the edge of the fairway. “Nice going guys, thanks,” he said sarcastically. On the 12th, Woods missed a short putt and took another bogey. He responded by tossing his club to the ground. “I left a lot of opportunities out there,” Woods said. “I didn’t putt well. I didn’t put the ball on line with my putts. It was frustrating because the greens are really nice out there. I just have to get some work in here.” read more
Scott Draher has been at Lowe’s for approximately nine years and has held roles as an area, regional, and divisional director of loss prevention. Currently, as the director of loss prevention process and strategy, Draher is responsible for developing, directing and deploying company loss prevention programs and process solutions to all stores. Additionally, he is responsible for developing business strategy to align the loss prevention department with corporate initiatives while collaborating with other business groups to identify innovative solutions to mitigate shrink and fraud.You report to a strong, successful leader. What are some of the strengths necessary in your position to be successful?My role involves working cross functionally with numerous business groups across the organization and this definitely requires political agility. People often have preconceptions about the LP department that are not always easy to overcome. Our team truly believes in supporting the enterprise beyond our direct accountability for inventory shrink and safety. Identifying where there may be interdependencies with other departments and leveraging our resources to assist with their initiatives helps to break down silo’s and forge strong relationships across the enterprise.Another strength necessary in my role, and across every role within the organization, is the ability to embrace change. With many new corporate initiatives on the horizon it’s important to keep an open mind and not only embrace change but also help to foster a change mentality within our own department. Having an entire team open to change inspires creativity and innovation.- Sponsor – What are some of the expectations that your boss has of you?A primary expectation of my role is to collaborate with functional business groups responsible for new initiatives and become familiar with rollouts that will impact the organization in the near and long term. As part of that collaboration I am expected to (1) determine how our team can integrate and identify solutions to support corporate initiatives and (2) identify how those initiatives will impact inventory shrink / safety and develop strategies to mitigate.My role also involves the creation and delivery of processes to the field and store teams. A fundamental expectation is that I look for ways to improve efficiencies and streamline processes. I search for every possible way to make our field and store teams job easier and more effective.Identifying ways to improve efficiencies has been simplified by a tool that Lowe’s rolled out last year called “Connections.” This online tool allows employees to stay connected to what is going on within the organization and with each other. It provides them with an open forum to share thoughts, ideas and to provide feedback. It also allows us to solicit input and perform online focus groups. This has been an exceptional resource to help us identify what works, what doesn’t and helps to identify ways that we can improve upon processes. Our store teams truly have a venue to shape decisions and processes for the entire organization.Beyond just his expectation for me, Claude has one basic expectation for everyone within our department. That is to strive for solutions that will further enhance the shopping experience for the 99% of our legitimate customers. We have found that by doing this we are able to more easily weed out the 1% who may have questionable intentions. A good example of this would be our returns platform that was built around the premise of providing excellent customer service while being extremely efficient at reducing fraudulent refunds.Do you feel like you have the autonomy and/or authority to implement your boss’ strategy and vision?Absolutely. Claude Verville makes this very easy because his strategic vision aligns perfectly with enterprise initiatives. He takes time to educate his directors so that we have a thorough understanding of these initiatives and we collaborate as a team to ensure that everyone’s assignments or projects are working to support this vision. As a result, he trusts every direct report with the autonomy to make good business decisions, represent our department appropriately and implement solutions in support of this vision.What is the most difficult part of your job?Initially the most difficult part was getting plugged in with all of the various groups and departments throughout the organization responsible for developing and executing corporate change initiatives. I thought that I was pretty well connected being based out of the corporate office in my prior role as a Divisional Director. As I transitioned into this role I immediately realized how much of the corporate environment I had not yet been exposed to. As I developed some initial partnerships I quickly began to get linked in. Many groups who previously may not have thought to include our department in a discussion will now reach out and provide us with a seat at the table.How do you manage your boss?I don’t think there is anything more important than communication. With all of the competing demands for his time I try to identify where my projects/initiatives rank on his global list of priorities and schedule time with him accordingly. This way he is able to dedicate sufficient time to topics that need his attention and / or require his support.Is it important that your style of management or leadership compliments your boss’?I think that leadership styles can be distinctly different but still complement each other very well. A positive and productive relationship can be formed as long as there is a mutual level of respect for each other’s contributions and approach to the business. More important is that your leadership style fits the needs of the role and personalities of those you lead and that you have the ability to adapt that style based on the needs of the individual and/or situation.With that said, there is also the potential for distinctly different leadership styles to create conflict. If the head of your department has a collaborative approach and his subordinate is all about command and control then this certainly could create friction and/or jeopardize relationships within the department or partnerships with other groups. It is important to always keep in mind that you are the face of your department to those you are interacting with and you must always represent your department and your boss appropriately.What do you like best about your position?Collaborating with groups across the business and being at the forefront of change within the organization. This opens the doors for innovative thinking to identify solutions to challenges faced not only within Lowe’s but the retail industry as whole.If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?I think I would have to choose time travel. As technology advances and continues to alter consumer shopping habits and expectations it will be fascinating to see where we are 5, 10 and 20 years down the road. The face of retail, and subsequently our industry, will change over the course of the next several years. I can’t wait to see how it will be transformed 20 years from now.What is on your iPod?Thanks to iCloud I have several Apple devices that share the same apps. I have to mention the Lowe’s App, not because I work for Lowe’s but because it is packed full of excellent features for anyone involved in a home improvement “DIY” project. It’s intuitive and really makes shopping online simple. It also has one of the best QR, Barcode and Microsoft Tag readers available. I use “Numbers” for spreadsheets and “Docs to Go” for all other documents, PDF files, etc. I really enjoy the “Splashtop” application to access computers on my network. Being a frequent traveler I have several apps that come in handy, Garmin, Airport Remote and Starbucks. For social networking I have apps for LinkedIn and Facebook. For fun I have the CBS Sports app and a Chess game.What is the title of the best book you ever read / movie you ever saw? Why?“Gone in 60 Seconds.” Because classic mustangs are awesome, specifically the ’67 Shelby. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now read more
sarah perez This floating text experience has its roots in the technology Scribd introduced last year, when it began offering a way to convert Adobe PDF documents into HTML5. At the time, the company learned a lot about how to transform and rearrange text from one format and one type of interface to another.In the new native iPhone app called Float, the team leveraged that expertise so that you can now zoom in on text using pinch gestures, and then see that text automatically reflowed for that particular zoom level. You can also scroll left or right in the app, as you would with a book or magazine.Content SourcesThe content in Float comes from over 150 websites, including The Associated Press, Fortune, CNET, HuffingtonPost, Engadget, Entertainment Weekly and People, but it also comes from the information your friends are sharing on social sites like Facebook, Twitter and, of course, Scribd. And you can share content from the app back to those same sites, too.A special browser bookmarklet lets you save items you find online for later reading on Float.com or within the iPhone app.A Unique Mobile Reading ExperienceDoes the idea of yet another “social reading” app leave you dry? This is, after all, a crowded space – filled with apps like Pulse and Flipboard and others like them. But Scribd says its key differentiating factor is its focus on the reading experience, particularly the small screens of smartphones. In addition to the reformatted text, Float offers an Instagram-like “reading styles” option which lets you choose between different formats that work better for different users, like e-ink, high contrast as well as fun ones like “Gutenberg,” because, well, just because.The app itself exists in a unique niche – somewhere in between the social news readers and the “Read It Later’s” or Instapaper’s of the news consumption world. Document hosting and sharing site Scribd is venturing into the mobile space in order to give its publishers an opportunity to attract more readers. With a new mobile reader application called Float, Scribd aggregates content from news sites, magazines, blogs, and Scribd.com as well as from your social networks like Facebook and Twitter. You can also save items you find online to read later in Float, with the use of a specialized browser bookmarklet.But what’s most unique about this app is the way it reformats the text for the small screen. The “floating text” reading experience, which gives the app its name, reflows text originally formatted for the Web for better reading on mobile devices.“Floating” Text Makes the Web Easy to Read on Mobile In the future, Scribd will look at different business models to aid its publishers – for example, offering them the opportunity to insert ads into the articles in a better format than is typically possible on mobile. It will also attempt to bring in premium publishers offering subscriptions, and is now in talks with newspapers interested in exploring that option.At launch, Float is available for the iPhone and Web only, but an iPad app and Android version will launch this fall. You can give Float a try for yourself, here. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#mobile#news#Product Reviews#Recommendation Engines#RSS Readers#Social Web#twitter#web Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit read more
Work is scheduled to begin on the Ferry to Linstead leg of Highway 2000 in September.The highway will bypass the troublesome Bog Walk gorge, which is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rainfall, thereby leaving scores of persons stranded.Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, made the announcement as he opened the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 7. Dr. Davies also informed that work has already resumed on the Mount Rosser Bypass, which is section two of the North-South leg of Highway 2000. He explained that several pieces of heavy duty equipment, including trucks, cranes, excavators and bulldozers were imported into the island last week and have been mobilized on the site to facilitate construction.The Minister said that barring any unforeseen circumstances, this leg of the highway should be completed by next May, thereby reducing the travel time from Linstead to Moneague to 15 minutes.He further informed that work on section three of the North-South Leg of Highway 2000, which will run from Moneague to Ocho Rios, will start in November.Dr. Davies said the process of land acquisition is moving ahead and valuations and negotiations are now being carried out by valuators employed by National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC).The Minister noted that the environmental impact assessments have been completed for both sections and all relevant permits have been issued by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). He also said the developers are now finalising geotechnical investigations and designs for work and NROCC has convened several public meetings with various stakeholders to discuss the project.“In short, all systems are ‘go’ for this significant project, which will result in untold benefits for all Jamaica. It will curtail travel time between Kingston and the North Coast; it will result in a reduction of fuel consumption and it will open up Kingston and its environs with several historical and cultural attractions as a tourism destination for visitors based on the North Coast,” Dr. Davies said.The Minister described the investment by China Harbour Engineering and Construction Company (CHEC), in the North-South leg of Highway 2000 as the “single largest capital project being undertaken in Jamaica.”Contact: Andrea Braham read more
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