COAST GUARD PAYS TRIBUTE AS PATSY RETIRES FROM MALIN HEAD STATION

first_imgHE has saved ships from disaster and helped rescue countless souls at sea.And today Patsy Canning hangs up his hat on his final day at Malin Head Coast Guard station.Patsy has worked through hurricane storm winds, Christmas Days and even on his birthday to help keep people safe not just around Ireland but way out into the Atlantic Ocean. “We’d like to wish Patsy all the very best on his retirement and thank him for his many years of dedicated service,” said a Coast Guard spokesman in Dublin.Coast Guard crews from Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal and from the North have sent him their good wishes.Enjoy life without those night shifts Patsy!Follow the leader – https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily   COAST GUARD PAYS TRIBUTE AS PATSY RETIRES FROM MALIN HEAD STATION was last modified: August 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegal daily newsMalin Head Coast GuardPatsy Canningretirementlast_img read more

DONEGAL GOLF GREENS HELP McGINLEY SINK THREE HOLE-IN-ONES!

first_imgIt must be all the practise he gets on Donegal’s greens which have helped one golfer score the week of his life.Paul McGinley hasn’t hit three hole-n-ones like his brother!Some golfers wait a lifetime for an ace, some golfers never hit one but the brother of one of Ireland’s best-known golfers has done it three times in less than a week.Michael McGinley, the brother of last year’s victorious European Ryder Cup captain whose mum and dad hail from Donegal, tamed the par threes at the world-class Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Michael is a regular on Donegal’s greens and often plays with brother Paul and dad Mick.He lives in the United Arab Emirates where he works in the duty free industry.He got the ball rolling on February 12 when he sank his approach to the fourth hole.Just over 24 hours later, he repeated the feat at the par three fifth and, incredibly, four days later he made it a hat-trick of aces at the eighth. Three hole-in-ones on three separate holes at the same course. The odds for such an achievement are said to be 75,000,000/1.Michael plays off a plus-one handicap and is well known in amateur circles in Ireland.“It is an amazing feeling. I had a hole in one when I was 15 years old and haven’t had one since,” McGinley said. “To have three in six days is just incredible and something that I will definitely never forget. Achieving two holes in one in two days was something special, however the third really is unbelievable.”DONEGAL GOLF GREENS HELP McGINLEY SINK THREE HOLE-IN-ONES! was last modified: February 24th, 2015 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:donegalgolfhole in onePaul McGinleylast_img read more

Personalization of Mobile Apps and Ways to do It

first_imgPersonalizing a mobile app is the key to its effectiveness and success; the personalization lends focus and beauty to your app design. There are a few specific ways to implement personalization into your app, making it appealing, beneficial and most of all — sought after. Marketing strategies always do better when you are not fighting the mobile app. Make sure that the personalization of your mobile app is ready when you are.Personalization of mobile apps and ways to do it.The way to personalize your mobile app need not be difficult. These are the things to consider and get right:The modern generation knows precisely how they want to interact.The modern generation knows exactly how they want it to happen.They also know what available channels there are.Everyone knows the best channel one prefers for communication.All people today buy a product online by researching first.People like to read reviews and testimonials.You will not find anyone taking out a loan without looking at all of the sources.Even when it comes to looking for debt relief options, modern consumers go through different reviews and debt consolidation ratings before the final choice.Many marketers still struggle with personalization of email marketing campaigns and web experiences. You can fix your efforts through correct personalization of the mobile app.Personalization of mobile apps.Reasons to invest your time, effort, and money into making the customer experience great.Personalization is not only because smartphones are incredibly personal devices. Your target audience will likely be using their phone most of the time, whether it for personal or for professional use.The phone use will provide you, as a marketer, with a more significant opportunity to promote the value proposition of your business and brand more effectively and efficiently.A personalized phone app will also enable you to stay in the competition. Hundreds if not thousands of apps are being added to the stores such as Google and iOSon a daily basis.A personalized mobile app will increase the average retention rates of your users.Smartphone users now have multiple options for just about everything; ease of use makes a difference — make your app easy to use and fully optimized.The average user churn rate and retention will also be affected by a reduced churn of users abandoning the app.Make your user experience the best.Personalization of apps is crucial to drop or eliminate the churn rate.Industries are at present, experiencing a low churn of about 75% only on an average by the third month after the app has been downloaded. Great news, until you consider that you’ve just lost more than 50% of your user base.The primary reason behind such an alarming figure. Users drop, switch, and abandon if they don’t feel anything significant that encourages them to stay hooked to your apps.Lack of engagement with your customer is a suck point — and happens when your app is not optimized. The way to fix a high churn rate is to focus on personalization and implement better features that will eventually improve engagement rates for your app.Ways to personalize mobile apps.Mobile apps ideally leverage personalization and help in defining the experience of the person using the app.Personalize and enhance the experience, level of engagement, as well as the retention rates.Facilitate word of mouth marketing and implement a few referral campaigns for your loyal users.There are a few specific ways in which you can personalize your mobile app for the users.Start by Personalization of Mobile Apps, improving the onboarding experience of the users.Consider the data points of the installer. Ask: what is the source of the user? What is my customer base looking for? Why did this user download this app?With the help of such data, you will be able to create a more customized journey for the users within the app by reinforcing the offers in your app. Make the users feel that their preferences are considered and being taken into account by you.Focus on push and in-app notifications, ensuring that uninterrupted and consistent communication is maintained with the app users.Help the users to use the app in a better and easier way. Make your app appealing, prolonging the app session of the user. If they love it, they will return for a longer session.Create an in-app community of your users. They will love this — an in-app community is one of the best ways to personalize your app.ConclusionKeep your clients and customers and users motivated to interact more with one another and share their experiences. Help your user base find easy and effective solutions to common problems.In addition to the above, you can also be incentivizing a few activities. Boost motivation of the user of your app by asking them to get involved in the app improvement. Ask their opinion, and they will tell you. Have a place where they can respond to you and they will pick your app everytime. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marina thomas Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Marina Thomas is a marketing and communication expert. She also serves as a content developer with many years of experience. She helps clients in long-term wealth plans. She has previously covered an extensive range of topics in her posts, including Money Saving, Budgeting, Cryptocurrency, Business debt consolidation, Business, and Start-ups. Related Posts Tags:#apps#mobile#Tools last_img read more

Evan Rachel Wood self harmed during abusive relationship

first_imgLos Angeles: Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she used to self harm when she was involved in an “abusive relationship”. The ‘Westworld’ star opened up about the abuse on Twitter recently, using the #IAmNotOk hashtag in an attempt to raise awareness about domestic violence. “Two years into my abusive relationship. I resorted to self harm. When my abuser would threaten or attack me, I cut my wrist as a way to disarm him.” “It only made the abuse stop temporarily. At that point I was desperate to stop the abuse and I was too terrified to leave,” Rachel Wood tweeted, alongside a picture of herself with scars on her arm. The 31-year-old actor also shared photographs from a shoot which she attended during that time, adding she “fell into a pool of tears” on the job and had to go home. She recently opened up about her abusive relationship.last_img read more

Accidental shot from colleague kills lady Home Guard in Krishnanagar

first_imgKolkata: A lady Home Guard of Nadia District Police died after a bullet was fired ‘accidentally’ from another Home Guard’s pistol while cleaning the weapon. The deceased, identified as Debashree Ghosh (35), was posted at the police line in Krishnanagar.However, Biplab Ghosh, the elder brother of Debashree, filed a complaint on Thursday, alleging that she was murdered and her death was not accidental as three bullets wounds were found on her body. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAccording to sources, Ghosh was performing duty along with another Home Guard identified as Mithun Mir on Wednesday morning at the armory of Nadia District police lines in Krishnanagar. At around 8 am, her colleague was cleaning his service pistol. While doing so, Mir’s finger pressed the trigger accidentally and a shot was fired. The bullet hit a wooden bench and then pierced Ghosh’s abdomen. Immediately, she was rushed to the Krishnanagar District Hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. Ghosh, a resident of Shantipur, had joined the police force approximately a year ago. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe was posted at the police lines just a month ago after being transferred from Chopra police station which was her first posting. Before losing consciousness, Ghosh had requested her colleagues to look after her 11-month-old son. Later, her family members arrived at the hospital and demanded an inquiry into the incident. “We heard that a bullet had hit her accidentally. We want a proper investigation on this,” said one of her relatives. Sources informed that the Superintendent of Police (SP), Nadia has already ordered a probe in this regard. Questions have arose on whether Mir was trained enough to operate a firearm. Also, while cleaning a firearm, the magazine is detached to avoid any accident, which was not followed in this case. Mir is currently being interrogated.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp responds to Mourinhos jibe

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to Jose Mourinho’s jibes suggesting he should start watching his press conferences.The United boss lambasted his critics with his response when he mentioned Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are not subjected to the same kind of pressure as him.Mourinho reminded the press that Klopp is yet to win a trophy outside of his home country of Germany.And the German gaffer was asked what he made of Mourinho’s comments after Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Leicester.“What? What did he say? Now I’m interested,” was Klopp’s response when asked about Mourinho, before it was explained to him what had been said.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He’s right, that’s right. If he is speaking about me. Probably there are a few more managers in the league but you thought it was about me – no problem.“He is right absolutely. He is probably the most successful manager in the [Premier League] in that moment. I have no problem with that.“I don’t watch Jose Mourinho press conferences – should I? I will start doing that. I cannot say anything about that.“[I have] no clue what you are talking about to be 100 percent honest. If he said I didn’t win anything outside Germany then he’s right – that’s easy to see.”last_img read more

Nielsen Combines Media Entertainment Brands

first_img“There are some common advertisers across the brands, so it will definitely be a benefit as a result of the alignment, but not something that drove the decision,” the spokesperson wrote.The new media and entertainment will be led by senior vice president Gerry Byrne, who most recently oversaw Nielsen’s entertainment group. Also, marketing, media and visual art group senior vice president Sabrina Crow will take on the additional responsibility of corporate planning and developing, including strategic planning and M&A activities, the company said.Crow will continue to oversee the travel, training, photo, jewelry, food and real estate brands, which Nielsen regrouped under Brand Media Group.Last fall, Nielsen combined content development and distribution for Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines under one editorial organization. In November, the company traded media rates and data provider SRDS to U.K.-based ad agency the WPP Group in exchange for the remaining 50 percent stake in AGBNielsen Media Research. Nielsen Business Media said it has combined its AdweekMedia and entertainment groups under a newly-created media and entertainment division.“This is part of an ongoing strategy to better integrate and align our businesses,” a Nielsen spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “About a year ago we created the entertainment group by bringing together two separate film and music groups. This move simply expands that entertainment group to include the media brands, and is just another step in harnessing the collective resources and strengths of those brands.”No layoffs were made and no magazine products were closed in association with the reorganization, the spokesperson said. Nielsen’s AdweekMedia group includes Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek and Editor & Publisher magazines, as well as the Clio Awards. The entertainment group is made up of several products, including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Assisting Hands Home Care To Hold Electronics Recycling Fundraiser For Senior

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9am to noon, Assisting Hands Home Care will be sponsoring its First Annual Electronics Recycling event to benefit Wilmington’s Buzzell Senior Center. Goods can be dropped off at 5 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA and there is a suggested $10 donation per carload, with some items, like TV’s, monitors, batteries, toner, and wood, costing more.“When you bring your recyclable electronics to this drive, you will not only be helping the environment, but you’ll also be helping patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia” explains John Benchoff, Owner of Assisting Hands Home Care of Boston North suburbs. All proceeds from the event will go to support the Alzheimer’s Memory Café program at Wilmington’s Buzzell Senior Center.Alzheimer’s Memory Cafés are a place where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment and can socially connect. Guests can share a conversation over a cup of coffee in a “dementia-friendly” environment. “We have such a great community and we’re delighted to be able to start a memory café for Wilmington residents,” stated Terri Marciello, Director of the Buzzell Senior Center.The event will be held rain or shine. The event is open to everyone, not just Wilmington residents. For more details about the event and the items that can be donated, visit  https://www.assistinghands.com/63/massachusetts/wilmington/recycle/ or call 781-400-8880.About Assisting Hands Home CareAssisting Hands Home Care provides quality non-medical home care to seniors and others needing assistance, allowing them to remain safely and comfortably in their own homes. This includes personal care as well as transportation, medication reminders, shopping and errands, light housekeeping and laundry. They specialize in caring for clients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinsons, hospice, and paraplegic/quadriplegic needs.(NOTE: The above press release is from Assisting Hands Home Care.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Senior Center To Benefit From Electronics Recycling Fundraiser On September 22In “Community”IT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more

At CES 2019 Alexa and Google Assistant will howl The rest will

first_img null 0 12 Photos Smart Home Gadgets Tech Industry Tags More digital assistant stories Amazon Alexa 2018 event: Editors react Samsung’s first Bixby speaker, the Galaxy Home, revealed Share your voice CES 2019center_img Google is primed to go big at CES again Amazon’s Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination Apple, Siri fall further behind Google, Amazon in the smart home 9:57 The world’s largest tech show has become center stage for the digital assistant wars.Amazon Alexa was the belle of the CES ball two years ago when the e-commerce giant unveiled a long list of product integrations that included Ford vehicles and Whirlpool appliances. Not to be overshadowed, Google the following year constructed a large, eye-catching stage and announced four new Google Assistant-powered smart displays.Which brings us to CES 2019, kicking off next week. There, Amazon and Google are expected to make big splashes designed to show the rest of the tech industry that they — not the other guy — have the best platform for operating our smart homes, connected cars and voice-powered offices. Making their cases will be especially important at CES, since the show has become a who’s who for the smart home and automotive industries, two major growth areas for voice assistants.But while both have extended the reach and influence of voice computing, both also need to broaden their messages and showcase their voice assistants’ capabilities. That work could persuade more consumers that they need smart speakers as much as they need smartphones. Currently, 32 percent of Americans own a smart speaker while 77 percent have smartphones, according to Adobe and Pew Research, showing there’s much more room for voice to expand Smart speaker adoption has been growing at a healthy clip, but drawing in new customers may get harder, with increased consumer concern about data privacy and a regular trickle of negative anecdotes about Alexa malfunctioning. Also, Adobe reported the No. 1 reason people don’t own a smart speaker is that they feel they just don’t have a use for one.”If the industry can convince those that do not own a smart speaker to get one, we believe the effects can be exponential,” in sparking new uses in gaming, shopping and search, Adobe Analytics’ Heidi Besik wrote last month.Here’s what to expect from the leading voice-assistant players at CES this year.Amazon Alexa: The market leaderThe online retailing kingpin will likely keep up its strategy of announcing lots of new Alexa partnerships to demonstrate its market dominance and highlight the versatility of its voice assistant.Amazon may also use its now sprawling devices portfolio to help retain its lead. That could mean using CES to unveil new integrations or features for its Fire TV streaming devices, Amazon Key in-home delivery service or Ring home-security gadgets. But don’t expect a long list of new Amazon-branded devices. The company introduced many Alexa-powered devices in September at its own Seattle launch event. At CES, Amazon is all about unveiling new partnerships, like this one with Toyota last year. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET And while Amazon’s playbook of using a large volume of announcements to show voice supremacy has worked well in the past, the company now faces a lot more competition. In mid-2017, Amazon controlled just over 70 percent of the US smart speaker market, eMarketer reported. The research firm last month predicted that number will drop to 63 percent in 2019 as competitors catch up. The Google Home speaker, for instance, should reach 31 percent; other speakers, including the Apple HomePod and Sonos One, will account for 12 percent. (Some consumers use multiple brands, accounting for a total that’s higher than 100 percent.)It’s why Amazon needs the CES spotlight focused on Alexa and not on some rival voice assistant.Google Assistant: The fast-following No. 2lenovo-smart-display-with-google-assistant-3284-012One of the four smart displays Google unveiled with its partners at CES last year. Josh Miller/CNET If any company can make Amazon nervous about its future in voice, it’s Google.The search giant introduced its first smart speaker in late 2016, two years after Amazon unveiled the Echo, but has quickly captured almost a third of the US smart speaker market. Google has also copied some of Amazon’s best ideas — coming out with a cheap, pint-size speaker called the Google Home Mini to rival the Echo Dot, and introducing its own smart displays to compete against the Echo Show.Now Google is signaling big plans for CES 2019, saying it’ll triple the size of its presence from last year. The company may introduce more partnerships as well as smart-home features from its Nest team to help keep pace with Amazon.But while Google has made big strides, it’s unlikely to dethrone Alexa in the next few years.Samsung Bixby: A lot of potentialSamsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has been working its way into voice via its Bixby assistant. It started by bringing Bixby to its Galaxy S8 in 2017, and even created a dedicated Bixby button on the side of the phone. It also unveiled a smart speaker in August, called the Galaxy Home, which hasn’t gone on sale yet. In late 2017, the company said it would start adding Bixby into its refrigerators and smart TVs. Facebook may make some noise this year, using CES to promote its Alexa-powered Portal smart display. Then there’s IBM. Given that CEO Ginni Rometty has a coveted CES keynote speaker spot this year, we may hear news about Watson, though it will likely be focused more on businesses rather than consumers.For any of these companies hoping to hold its own at CES — and many don’t even want to play that game — coming out from under Amazon and Google’s massive shadows won’t be easy.’Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet.The Honeymoon Is Over: Everything you need to know about why tech is under Washington’s microscope. Now playing: Watch this: Samsung has been talking up its plans to make Bixby a more important piece of its future. But so far, it’s well behind Amazon and Google in voice assistant smart-home devices, features and partnerships. It may even be too late to catch up.The company is typically a big player at CES, so it may use the show to keep pushing awareness of Bixby. It’ll be a challenge to stand out, though, against the two top dogs.The rest of the pack: A scramble for relevanceApple’s Siri pioneered voice computing on phones and remains a notable player in the market. But Siri has fallen far behind the competition, and Apple’s HomePod remains an also-ran in smart speakers as the company focuses on iPhones, its main profit driver. In addition, Apple rarely has a public presence at CES, preferring to host its own events. All these factors point to Siri likely being irrelevant at the upcoming show.Microsoft’s presence at CES in recent years has focused mostly on supporting its PC partners’ new devices, so it’s unlikely to make a big Cortana-related announcement at the show. Although an early player in voice computing, the software giant hasn’t pushed Cortana development, keeping its voice assistant a minor player. Google Assistant Alexa Amazon Voice recognition Google Samsung Sirilast_img read more

Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali set to marry Indian aeronautical engineer

first_imgHasan Ali.Stu Forster/Getty Images.After Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik, 25-year-old pacer Hasan Ali is set to get married to an Indian woman. Hasan is marrying an Indian aeronautical engineer named Shamia Arzoo in Dubai next month. On July 30, Ali took to Twitter and stated that the news was not yet confirmed.”Just wanna clarify my wedding is not confirmed yet, our families have yet to meet and decide upon it. will make a public announcement very soon in sha allah,” his tweet read.But as reported by The Indian Express, the development has been confirmed by Akbar Ali, Arzoo’s elder brother.”Yes, my sister Shamia will be getting married to Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali next month in Dubai. We have been based in Faridabad for many years now. Shamia studied at Manav Rachna University in Faridabad and has worked in Jet Airways before working for Emirates Airlines as an aeronautical engineer in Dubai. The two families met in Dubai earlier this year and finalised the wedding,” Akbar told The Indian Express.”We will go to Dubai around August 15-16 where the nikaah will be held the same week and walima will be done later,” he added.Liyaqat Ali, father of Shamia, was in Chandigarh for the wedding preparations. He told the Times of India that it does not matter with whom his daughter is getting married if they are happy with each other. Pakistan’s Hasan Ali.NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty”It doesn’t matter whom is she is marrying – an Indian or Pakistani. She is happy and they both like each other. We as a family just respect their decision,” Ali was quoted by TOI.On the other hand, sources close to the 25-year-old cricketer told The Indian Express that the preparations have already begun at Hasan’s home in Gujranwala, Pakistan.Shamia, 26, works as an aeronautical engineer in Dubai.The pace star was in the ICC Cricket World Cup squad of Pakistan. He did not have a great tournament as he picked up only two wickets at an economy rate of 7.75 from the four matches he played. His last match was against India which the Men in Green lost by 89 runs and Hasan finished giving away 84 runs, picking up a single wicket in nine overs.last_img read more