first_imgTHERE have been goals galore in the Senior Championship final between Glenswilly and Killybegs in Ballbofey this afternoon.Glenswilly raced into an early lead as Ireland International Rules captain Michael Murphy showed no hangover from yesterday’s game against Australia to score after just 15 seconds with a superb point.And he added a second a few minutes later after winning the ball and taking a foul in the process – sticking the free over the bar. Murphy was going for a hat-trick of scores a short time later but ended up on the ground clutching his ankle.Killybegs finally responded – with a fortunate goal.Christopher Murrin sent in a high ball, O’Donnell misjudged and the ball ended up in the back of the net.Murphy did get his hat-trick a short time later – from the penalty spot, sticking the ball away. Killybegs went ahead again however; this time Hugh McFadden fisting to the back of the net – 2-0 to to Murphy’s 1-02.Murphy was on the end of some heavy challenges, and ended up being yellow carded himself as the game became scrappy.Half time: Glenswilly 1-07, Killybegs 2-03 – Glen one point ahead.   HALF-TIME: GOALS GALORE IN BALLYBOFEY AS GLENSWILLY LEAD IN COUNTY FINAL was last modified: October 20th, 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:county finalglenswillyKillybegsMACCUMHAILL PARKlast_img read more

Pause a while to play with your imagination

first_imgA solo exhibition Pause and Play, by Puja Kshatriya is all about the inner strength and the complexities and dual nature of relationships. This exhibition is a series comprising of 11 canvases, is an unique interplay of monochromatic figures, emphasising the dual nature and complexities of our relationships. Headless figures, amputated or shifted limbs add an element of surrealism and deconstruction and repetition of images has produced some interesting works. It is almost like looking through a kaleidoscope, where forms join together and then melt away. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”Strength and power are often wrongly perceived. Those who appear frail, may in fact be resolutely strong. Wars, as it is has been said, are not always won or lost on the battlefield, but often in the mind. This series called Pause and Play explores the power of mind and how we can we achieve inner strength by detaching ourselves,’ said the artist Puja.’There is no single factor that has inspired me to paint this series. I think, as one  evolves and grows spiritually one realises the power of the mind and how we can we achieve inner strength by detaching ourselves,’ added the artist. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHer series Pause and Play emphasises the importance of detachment and the need to build our inner strength. She added, ‘If we can learn to distance ourselves from the immediate surrounding, we can review our perceptions and transform our lives.”I am having an exhibition in Delhi after a hiatus of almost 12 years, my last three solo shows in 2003, 2005 and 2007 being in Mumbai. Since I am from Delhi, this is a special show for me; it’s almost like a homecoming exhibition,’ said the artist. ‘With the objective of creating an interface between Indian contemporary art and its various interpretations, Puja Kshatriya’s work is a vision, an interpretation, allowing the viewer to indulge in their imagination,’ said Ashwini Bahadur, founder of the Artspeaks India.Trying to innovate from the traditional style of painting, Puja uses blade scraping technique, where in two-three layers, oil colours are applied and then blade is used, to bring out the forms. The pressure while scraping is varied, bringing a sculptural effect to the figures.DETAILAt: Shridharani Gallery,Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg On till: 12 November Timings: 11am to 7pm Phone: 23718833last_img read more

Lallan Singhs divine journey

first_imgDivine Journey: II – an exhibition of the Udaipur-based artist Lallan Singh, is opening at the Sculpture Court of the Triveni Kala Sangam from November 15 till December 7 from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.Born on July 15, 1970 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Lallan Singh from a young age was intrigued by the natural beauty around him and wanted to present his imagination to the people but could not find any medium or chance. He completed his education and started earning a living, but life was simple and plain. He then stepped in the field of sculpture art. Since then he has never looked back and has been working for almost 21 years. The artist describes the journey of life as ‘Divine Journey’ of ultimate satisfaction and happiness which one gains through the work he/she does. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Divine Realisation describes the mixed emotion of being awestruck by the complex system in which we dwell and show devotion to the almighty. Sentinel is a geometrical structure that resembles a knight. All his creations present an unparalleled artistic expression in vivid forms such as birds, mother and child, bird bath, and many more. The Turtle family is a group of sculptures that defines the essence of a family. Bird bath depicts a beautiful garden sculpture showing an environmental use, while angel spirit signifies the presence of God’s constant help for his creations. The exhibits are done mostly in black, white, pink and yellow marble. For instance, mother and child is a fine rendering in stone that depicts the perennial theme of motherhood. Clearly, the works have the power to transform, inspire and motivate people. As the artist says, these sculptures reflect his soul to which he listens, while he is creating these marvellous pieces of art.last_img read more

Using Artificial Intelligence in Sales Saves Time and Reveals New Opportunities

first_imgOctober 4, 2018 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 6 min read Management consultant, educator and author Peter Drucker once declared that increasing the productivity of knowledge workers was “the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century.”Related: AI Is Taking the Art Out of SalesAI is changing that. More than 75 percent of companies are firing up AI to accelerate business development, automate busy work and deliver a better customer experience.AI algorithms are powering massive amounts of calculations and decisions because they can find patterns in data, unseen to the naked eye. They’re evolving technology in powerful ways that are enhancing our knowledge work:1. Automating the work humans don’t want to doThe most liberating support comes from AI doing the jobs we find monotonous. AI platforms can do repetitive tasks, like learn how to automatically update contact data in your customer relationship manager (CRM) or generate weekly status reports for your leads.In the business development world, AI and machine learning tools sort through leads and pull a wide range of data together about your prospect list. The tedious work of organizing contact information or researching prospect demographics can be handed to bots and allow your sales team to focus on selling.Related: 11 Ways to Boost Your Sales Performance2. Automating the work we can’t doHow many hours per week do you need to focus on selling to meet your quotas and keep the business growing?You probably don’t have hundreds of hours left over for data science. But, that’s what it takes to review large data sets to find trends in your industry, uncover business opportunities and stay ahead of the competition. Whether you want to know which companies are actively searching for your solution or how qualified they are, the data is available — but it’s complex and spread out across multiple websites and databases.AI bots and services can look at how many pieces of content are being shared around a topic, determine traffic volume, number of companies searching for your product/service and their lead score.AI can also deliver complex data sets to be reviewed on one platform, instead of having your team sort through thousands of lists or records. It can review and mark this data, then provide a report of actionable insights.3. Improving lead quality and shortening sales cyclesA full pipeline isn’t useful if the leads aren’t relevant or qualified. Today, many companies use a variety of people and tools to do basic data entry before these leads are delivered to a salesperson. Even then, they’re only guessing which leads will be interested.Sales teams that use predictive analytics spend less time prospecting and more time selling, which motivates them and makes them more successful in their role. This reduces sales department churn.AI is the new go-to partner for this relationship. Algorithms can now score leads based on key performance indicators (KPIs) and historical success patterns. The closer a new lead matches your existing best-value customers, the higher AI can score it.Delivering a flow of the best leads who are ready to buy can significantly reduce your sales cycle times. It gives you more revenue opportunities because your team isn’t overwhelmed with prospecting or follow up — they’re focused on selling to qualified opportunities.Focusing on the people already looking for your solution provides a more enjoyable process for both you and your future customer.Related: 7 Key Selling Habits All Sales Professionals Must Develop4. Predicting cross-sell and up-sell opportunitiesAI provides a connection that we weren’t expecting initially but are pleased to see: people who want the advanced services our sales team can offer.Up-sells and cross-sells are often missed because sales teams lack a definitive process for whom to up-sell and when. It’s the easiest and most neglected part of the sales process.AI makes your sales process more predictable by finding the customer personas who are most likely to say yes. That ensures sales teams are focused on customers with the largest revenue opportunity and the highest likelihood of converting.Advanced analytics can help create these personas, and the AI underneath it can continuously update those personas based on how successful its past model was. Buyers enjoy the help. Businesses enjoy the increase in revenue. And sales teams enjoy hitting those stretch goals and maximizing their bonuses.5. Forecasting sales projections for specific customer personas and offersInternational Data Corporation (IDC) notes that real-time personalization of ads will arrive by 2020. The goal for these platforms is improving the accuracy of targeting, increasing the precision of its messaging and ensuring the context is appropriate for the customer and their pain points.Smart AI will power these platforms and we can start to see it bridging the gap between inbound marketing and outbound sales development — aligning sales and marketing once and for all.When we look at the possibility: It’s targeting your best customer personas with the best messaging to analyze buying stages, marketing channels and optimize them all. In essence, we’re learning the personas that respond best to each offer and when up-sells correlate with an increase in churn.It’s possible for AI to scan an entire integrated database, from CRM and customer orders to conversation intelligence and lead scoring tools. Machine learning can build out customer personas that include risk prediction and sales potentials, segmenting groups into a variety of characteristics.It’s a nuanced understanding of the customer journey that takes a few extra things into account:Customer lifetime valueRisks relative to sales thresholdsIntervention points for sales and supportProjections by category and product type within customer groups as well as individual customersThis greater understanding can be used to guide a variety of business decisions. Initially, companies can use it to manage pricing and sales strategies. Later, there’s a clear understanding of messaging success rates by persona and product needs — even the potential for a tailored customer journey with offers designed to maximize revenue, while minimizing churn.Related: 7 Tips for Getting More Sales Meetings With Prospects6. Making human work more meaningful and valuableAI in business development boils down to this: It gives us the freedom to focus on our unique abilities. We’re not bogged down with repetitive busy work or boring data entry. We can focus on the meaningful work — the elements that lead to a successful sale and customer experience.AI runs in the background and gives us the ability to increase the productivity of knowledge work.”Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred,” Drucker observed in a 1992 essay for Harvard Business Review.In a matter of decades, technology altogether has evolved at light speed — its purpose, applications and capabilities. Years later, AI is changing our work in meaningful ways. And the people entering this brave new world can’t imagine work without this valuable tool. AI is transforming technology, saving us time and uncovering new sales opportunities — and surely exceeding the expectations of Peter Drucker.last_img read more

A Thunder Bay first Sunwing to launch direct service to Punta Cana

center_img TORONTO — For the first time ever, Sunwing will be offering direct flights from Thunder Bay to Punta Cana starting this winter.The airline is returning to the Canadian gateway for a ninth season this coming winter with the addition of new weekly, nonstop service to Punta Cana, which will operate between Dec. 19, 2018 and March 27, 2019.In addition, Sunwing is bringing back its popular winter flight services to Varadero, Cuba from Nov. 6, 2018 to March 26, 2019, and Cancun, Mexico from Dec. 24, 2018 to April 1, 2019.With these latest flights, vacationers departing from Thunder Bay will enjoy convenient and direct access to what the company says are its three most popular vacation destinations.“We are delighted to be returning to Thunder Bay this coming season and to be offering our customers even more choice from their doorstep, without the need to make the long winter drive to Toronto or change planes to reach the sunny south,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations. “Our seasonal flight services from Thunder Bay have always been well received and we are very pleased to be able to expand our operations even further this year.”More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJEd Schmidtke, President and CEO of Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc., added: “Sunwing has a long positive history in Thunder Bay. With three destinations and a schedule that spans four months, Sunwing offers Thunder Bay tremendous winter getaway options.”The travel company offers a number of family and adult options in Punta Cana, including the new Grand Memories Punta Cana, a modern all-inclusive resort featuring unlimited free access to one of the largest on-site water parks in the Caribbean, a complimentary kids club, two adult-only pools and varied specialty restaurants. Guests will also enjoy discounted green fees at nearby Punta Blanca Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course designed by Nick Price.Also available is the recently renovated Riu Palace Punta Cana, home to an extensive pool complex, RiuLand Kids Club, a spa, gym and exclusive RIU-topia inclusions like unlimited a la carte dining, spa discounts and more.Riu Palace Punta CanaAll vacations packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines. A Thunder Bay first: Sunwing to launch direct service to Punta Cana << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more