Previous article‘Warrior’ Willie looking to take his chanceNext articleTheme Tune Boy admin NewsLocal NewsLimerick people called to apply for Census enumerator postsBy admin – January 4, 2011 513 Advertisement The Census 2011 Enumerator application process has opened and they are seeking to fill some 5,000 positions across the country. To date 21,000 people have pre registered their interest in the positions. The final date for applications is next Tuesday January 11, 2011. However the applications process will close prior to this date if the number of applications reaches 15,000. The CSO said that it encouraged people to “Make Your Mark” on Census 2011 by applying to become a Census Enumerator on www.census.ie.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 2011 Census takes place on Sunday 10th April 2011. To find out exactly what the role of an enumerator involves and to watch video clips of enumerators from the 2006 Census sharing their experiences of the job log on to www.census.ie.Successful applicants will be offered fixed purpose contracts of approximately 10 weeks commencing on 8th March 2011 until 13th May 2011. Enumerators can expect to receive payment of €2,200, on average, for their work during this 10 week period.Applicants must be prepared to devote approximately 22 hours per week to census duties but can arrange their own hours. However because of the necessity to make personal contact with all householders, enumerators will typically need to work 5 to 6 evenings every week and at least one day every weekend. If you live in a rural area you must have a full driving licence and the full-time use of a car. You must also have secure storage for census documents.Speaking about the recruitment process, Deirdre Cullen from the CSO said “to date 21,000 people have pre-registered their interest in the Census Enumerator positions. While this level of interest is fantastic we need to turn these expressions of interests into actual applications. We need 5,000 enumerators who are geographically spread across the country in order to complete the Census on Sunday 10th April 2011.“Enumerators are a vitally important part of the census process. We have found, for the most part, that enumerators find it a very rewarding experience and many have done more than one Census. Given the extensive contact that they have with the public, it is important that enumerators have patience, tact and consideration. They must also be able to read maps and understand detailed instructions. It can be helpful if they have some survey, market research or practical social work experience, but this is not essential”.If you are interested in becoming an enumerator for Census 2011 then please apply at www.census.ie. The application process is now open. Applications will only be taken through the CSO website www.cso.ie/census. WhatsApp Print Facebook Email Linkedin Twitter
Turkey face Croatia as Euro 2016 Group D gets underway at the Parc des Princes this afternoon. Both sides arrive at the tournament in good form and will be looking to make a winning start in Paris to boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages.Croatia are unbeaten since last September and hit double figures in last Saturday’s 10-0 demolition of minnows San Marino.A late surge saw Turkey win four of their final five qualifying games to secure third spot and book a place in a major tournament for the first time in eight years.Both sides are likely to go with one striker, meaning this game could well be settled in the middle of the park. Croatia can boast the inclusion of experienced La Liga duo Luka Modric (Real Madrid) and Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), who have both shone on the international stage in the past decade.Rakitic, 28, said: “It is true that we have a lot of years together. I was talking to Luka and saying that it was time to do something serious. This Euros will be the best quality in recent years. We will do our best. We believe in our team, we have a nice mix of old and young players in big clubs.”Turkey defeated Croatia on penalties in the quarter-final in Euro 2008 before eventually going down 3-2 to Germany in the semis. They were managed back then by Fatih Terim, who returned to the national hotseat for a second spell in 2013 and is determined to repeat his previous success in France.Terim told uefa.com: “Expectations are always high when it comes to me, but I’m used to it and have almost always lived up to them. You need to take these tournaments step by step. First, let’s get out of this group if we can. Then, after surviving a group with Spain, Czech Republic and Croatia, I feel Turkey should climb much higher.”Terim’s big selection dilemma is whether to go with Cenk Tosun or Burak Yilmaz up front in a one-man attack. Mario Mandzukic of Juventus is likely to lead Croatia’s front line.Both sides arrive in France at full strength so neither manager has any injury headaches.This is Turkey and Croatia’s third encounter at the European Championships. Croatia won 1-0 in the Euro 1996 group stages whilst Turkey won on penalties in the quarter-finals at Euro 2008 (1-1, 3-1 on pens).Turkey have won none of their six games against Croatia (D4 L2). They knocked them out in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals but that was after a penalty shoot-out.Turkey are appearing in their fourth Euro, with those four qualifications coming in the last six tournaments. They had failed to qualify for any of the previous nine European Championships.Turkey have improved on their position each year they have qualified for the European Championships. They were knocked out in the group stages in 1996 before reaching the quarter-finals in 2000 and the semis in 2008.This is Croatia’s fifth appearance at the European Championships. They have failed to qualify for the tournament just once in their history (2000).In their four previous appearances Croatia have reached the quarter-finals twice; however they finished third in the group stage four years ago.EURO 2016 RESULTS & FIXTURESSwitzerland 1-0 AlbaniaWales 2-1 SlovakiaTurkey v Croatia 2pmPolandv N/Ireland 5pmGermany v Ukraine 8pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The USC men’s and women’s swimming teams are both set to compete this weekend as the Women of Troy will split their squad to compete in the SMU Swim Classic on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 as well as at home against San Diego on Friday, Oct. 19. The Trojans will open their season at home against North Carolina State, also on Friday and Saturday.The women’s team looks to build on its back-to-back third-place finishes at the NCAA Championships and a 165-88 victory in their opening meet against Utah. The team is led by a strong core of veterans, including senior co-captain Haley Anderson, an NCAA champion, three-time All-American, three-time Pac-12 champion and silver medalist at the 2012 Olympics. The Women of Troy other returning All-Americans are senior co-captain Christel Simms; seniors Lindsay Parrish, Yumi So and Jessica Schimtt; and juniors Stina Gardell, Meghan Hawthorne and Lynette Lim.USC is one of six teams competing at the SMU Swim Classic; competitors include host SMU, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Louisville. Each team can only use eight swimmers and one diver in the competition, with only one swimmer per team in the “A” and “B” finals of each event. The meet begins at 4:30 p.m. PT both days.The rest of the women’s team will host San Diego in a non-conference meet, which starts at 2 p.m. The men’s team looks to bounce back from back-to-back seventh-place finishes at the NCAA championships as they take on North Carolina State.The men’s team meet will start at 2 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.The team returns five All-Americans, including senior Alex Lendrum; juniors Vladimir Morozov, Dimitri Colupaev and Jack Wagner; and sophomore Cristian Quintero.
The first tweet was a not-so-subtle jab, but the second tweet made it very clear he was addressing one person in particular. And if you couldn’t read between the lines, Stein retweeted a fellow media colleague who explained what was going on. The Clippers are closing in on the hiring of Tyronn Lue as a top assistant to Coach Doc Rivers, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 14, 2019Shams Charania, once a Woj understudy who now works at The Athletic, tweeted the news six days later.Former Cavaliers championship coach Ty Lue has agreed on deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers as the top assistant coach on Doc Rivers’ staff, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 21, 2019MORE: Don’t expect Lakers to push Anthony Davis to center after DeMarcus Cousins’ injuryThe difference between the two reports is Stein saying the two sides were “closing in on” a deal while Charania said the deal was official. But at the very least, he could have included a line saying “@TheSteinLine reported the news first.” Not a huge deal, but it’s often common courtesy among top reporters.Since Charania didn’t include that line, Stein saw it fit to call him out on it the next day.Congrats to @TheAthletic and my many, many colleagues there on the 600K subscribers. Two cents from an old hack: Perhaps a good corresponding goal is to cease with presenting the NBA news reports of others as your own because it reflects poorly on the name at large— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 21, 2019Stein also added, “Apologies to the colleagues I lumped in here who shouldn’t be lumped in here. The quarrel is exclusively with one reporter. Poor form from me.” We’ve got some drama in the NBA Twitter world.Veteran NBA reporter Marc Stein, who now works at The New York Times, reported last week the Clippers were “closing in” on hiring former Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue. He tweeted the news on Aug. 14. (Twitter) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5c/f5/marc-stein-tweet_n5qjs98ngzt914w7rcti7hzxl.png?t=-1258176332&w=500&quality=80 Charania has not yet responded publicly to Stein’s complaint. We’ve reached out to The Athletic for a statement and will update if we get a response.
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7 February 2013 A team of South African students from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have been selected as only one of three teams from Africa to move on to the next round of the global aerospace Fly Your Ideas competition. Fly Your Ideas is a biennial competition run by aircraft manufacturer Airbus and backed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The competition is run to encourage the proposal of new and innovative ideas to help the aerospace and air transport industry become sustainable and eco-efficient. “I am delighted to see the enthusiasm of the teams and our Airbus experts who are committed to sharing their know-how with these students from around the world who are the innovators of the future.” The Wits team, called the Stormhawks – made up of Pitso Mangoro, Muhammed Dangor, Sambharthan Cooppan, Tshireletso Mango and Azhar Cassim – entered their idea of an aircraft control system to replace fly-by-wire technology with a hybrid visible light communication system. The Stormhawks were selected as one of 100 student teams from across five continents to proceed to the second round of the competition. Of the remaining teams, only 3% are from Africa, 3% are from the Middle East, 8% from the Americas, 37% from Europe and 49% from Asia Pacific. “At this stage of the competition, Airbus has identified the most innovative ideas from over 600 teams who entered the third edition of the Unesco-backed competition,” the aircraft manufacturer said. Each of the teams have until 12 April to explore, test and develop their concepts with the help of an Airbus mentor and expert. There will be another elimination round before the final five teams present their concepts to a panel of industry experts at Airbus headquarters in Hamburg, Germany on 12 June. The winners will be announced at Unesco headquarters in Paris, France on 13 June. The winning team will walk away with €30,000 (over R300 000) and the chance to host an “innovation week” on their university campus run by Airbus experts. SAinfo reporter
Caring4Girls is a programme under the Imbumba Foundation. Richard Mabaso is the founder of Imbumba. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)There was great excitement when the 27 climbers of the Trek4Mandela campaign got together yesterday to start their journey to climb Africa’s highest mountain.Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie were among those at the send-off event in Johannesburg earlier today.Mbalula said that he planned to join the climbers in summiting Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5 895m above sea level, in 2016. He also pledged R100 000 to the campaign this year.Trek4Mandela, an initiative for Nelson Mandela International Day, is in its fourth year. It benefits Caring4Girls, a programme to provide sanitary towels and menstrual hygiene information to underprivileged girls in rural communities. Since it was established in 2012, Trek4Mandela has attracted massive interest from the government, the private sector and NGOs locally and internationally.It has generated support for over 50 000 beneficiaries, mainly in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.Many of the climbers – as well as those sending them off – made known their enthusiasm on social media:Take action. Inspire change, make everyday a #MandelaDay. Kicking off the @Trek4Mandela climb with @flysaa pic.twitter.com/5bB4aRDahZ— Liesl Laurie (@LieslLaurie) July 13, 2015Equality for our children must be a reality. #MyHeroes #Trek4Mandela https://t.co/2rrjnmZJWe— Greg Maloka (@GregMaloka) July 13, 2015#Trek4Mandela climbers leaving their footprints as they ready for their symbolic Long Walk to Freedom #Caring4Girls pic.twitter.com/2AM4pSL2tx— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) July 13, 2015The #Trek4Mandela team as they ready to leave South Africa for their summit of Mt Kilimanjaro #GirlChild #Dignity pic.twitter.com/YlxUXC6qol— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) July 13, 2015Good luck to the #Trek4Mandela team. That is a real #MotivationMonday ahead of #MandelaDay. Long live the legacy of #NelsonMandela— Real Steven Taylor (@StevenTaylorSA) July 13, 2015These are @GerriLiive ‘s blinged out hiking shoes for #Trek4Mandela . What do you think? #180OnFridays pic.twitter.com/WdxJSeRoep— 180 with Bob (@180withBOB) July 10, 2015Why the climb?The climb is led by Sibusiso Vilane, the first black African to summit Mount Everest, and the founder of the Imbumba Foundation, Richard Mabaso. It celebrates Madiba’s legacy through supporting the education of South African girls who cannot afford sanitary towels.Yase Godlo, the manager of Mandela Day and Outreach at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said to the South African Broadcasting Corporation that the objective of the climb was to help 270 000 girls across the country, or “30 000 girls per province”.It has been reported that girls miss up to 50 days of school a year each because they cannot afford sanitary towels.The climbers expect to summit Kilimanjaro by 18 July, Madiba’s birthday and Nelson Mandela International Day. There are 27 climbers in the group, one for each year that Mandela was in prison. They include hip-hop artist Proverb and television news presenter Leanne Manas. Each climber aims to raise at least R1.5-million for Caring4Girls.They will return to South Africa on 20 July. For more information on how you can contribute, visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation site. You can also sms the word “girlchild” to 42513 to pledge R30.
You’ve heard that e-commerce is an incredibly easy way to make money selling products, so you set up your site…and yet all you’re getting is crickets. You think your products are pretty unique, so what gives? Why aren’t you raking in the money?Likely you’re making one (or more) of the following mistakes. Fortunately, they’re all easy to remedy.1. It’s Not Easy to Make a PurchaseIf you log into your analytics, see where people are leaving your site. You might find that they’re actually putting products in their virtual shopping carts, but then not completing the transaction.Why?It could be that the checkout process is arduous and people get frustrated. Considering that they can buy something on Amazon within seconds, you’re going to have to ensure that buying a product is easy and fast.It might be because navigation is clunky and difficult to use. It could also be that there’s a link that doesn’t work.Pretend you’re a customer and go through the checkout process to ensure that everything is functioning correctly, and pay attention to how long it takes. If you can simplify, for example, the number of screens they click through to complete the transaction, you may instantly see an uptick in sales from this fix.2. You Come Off as UnprofessionalMaybe you got the free domain name that came with your e-commerce package because you didn’t want to spend money on one. That could be a big mistake. People pay attention to small details like the website name, and if you were too cheap to buy a $10 URL, that may make it harder for potential customers to trust you.The same goes for your business email address. If you’re using Yahoo or Gmail rather than @yourcompanyname.com, people may not take you seriously.It’s such a simple thing to buy a domain name, and it comes with free email with the domain name, so why wouldn’t you take advantage of making your business look more professional?3. Your Prices Aren’t CompetitiveIt’s sad to say, but e-commerce is often a race to the lowest price. Amazon has made it harder than ever to realize a hefty profit margin when you’re selling products online. On average, e-commerce stores see between 30 and 40% gross margin, but you might be lucky to get even that.Test out lowering your prices and see if that attracts more sales. If you can’t afford to lower your prices, find other ways to provide value. Can you offer a free gift with purchase or free shipping? The more enticing your offering, the more you’ll sell.4. Your Product Pages are LacklusterIf you were a shopper visiting your site, would the product pages spur you to buy from the site? Or are your photos dim and out of focus, your product description nil, and your add-to-cart button nowhere to be found?Your product pages are where you shine the spotlight on the things you sell. You need professional product photos, to start. It’s worth the investment. But if you want to DIY them, at least put effort into making the photos great. If you’re willing to really make your site stand out, try using explainer videos to highlight the product or service and increase customer engagement.The description copy is what tells visitors more about your products and helps them decide if they want to buy them, so go all out. Include keywords that help search engines find your product pages and describe in detail both the physical aspects as well as the benefits. Include dimensions and weight if applicable.Every product page needs to include the ability to add the product to the shopping cart. Otherwise how can you sell?? It may also be helpful to include a shipping calculator on each page so shoppers know up front what they’ll pay.5. Search Engines Don’t Even Know You’re AliveSearch engine optimization is your new best friend when running an e-commerce company. You need Google and other search engines to be able to quickly scan your site, figure out what it sells, and rank it high in search results.That doesn’t happen without a little effort.Each page should have one keyword focus. Your home page might have the keyword “organic dog treats” used throughout the copy, while one product page might use “vegan dog bones.” One keyword per page is all you need; more will confuse search engines and drop your ranking.Simply slapping up an e-commerce website isn’t going to make you a millionaire…or even a single sale. You’ve got to continually put effort into building your website and making it more user-friendly. Over time, if you do the right things, you’ll see sales. Happy customers will come back for more, and tell their friends. Have patience and be willing to put in the work. Maggie Aland Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Related Posts 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of…
Sagnol urges PSG to go for Liverpool midfielder Keitaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol believes PSG should move for Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita.PSG are in the market for a new midfield signing as a replacement for wantaway Adrien Rabiot.And Sagnol says: “With (Marco) Verratti, you have a player who is very good technically, able to organise the game from deep. But he needs a player with a large volume of play at his side. “Naby Keita (Liverpool) is a player who knows how to do everything, who recovers balls, can also project with and without the ball. Verratti and Keita could form a beautiful duet if we assume that (Thomas) Tuchel retains his defence with three men behind.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoom Bermuda-based crude oil tanker company DHT Holdings has agreed with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to defer the delivery of DHT Tiger, its final newbuilding, which was originally scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. The 299,900 dwt very large crude carrier (VLCC) will be delivered during January 2017 at no additional cost to DHT, the company said.Additionally, the company implemented a permanent repair plan for a rudder design improvement on DHT Jaguar and its sister ships. DHT has completed the work and has in relation to this incurred 105 off-hire days during the fourth quarter of 2016, equaling to about 5% of its trading days during the same period. The repair cost has been covered by HHI under its warranty obligation.Furthermore, the firm said that the spot earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016 came in at USD 34,300 per day. DHT has to date booked 32% of its first quarter 2017 VLCC spot days at an average rate of USD 53,000 per day.During the fourth quarter of 2016, the company has under its buy-back program repurchased USD 23 million of its convertible senior notes in the open market at an average price of 90.4%. Including repurchases made during the first half of 2016, the company has during 2016 repurchased USD 27 million at an average price of 91.7%.Including DHT Tiger, the company’s fleet is currently comprised of 22 vessels.