Long awaited work to start on local riverwalk

first_img Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Repairs are to start on a footbridge and riverwalk which links Donagh Park estate to Carndonagh Community Hospital.The footbridge was extensively damaged during devastating floods in August 2017.Last year, residents in the area started a petition to secure necessary repair works to the bridge, which allows access for residents to school and hospital facilities.Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District Cllr Albert Doherty says that the works have been eagerly awaited locally for some time:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/albdfdgddgertwalk1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleB&B owners can apply for grants from todayNext articleFears heighten over Brexit Bill News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – September 14, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Long awaited work to start on local riverwalklast_img read more

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12 New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported Wednesday In Chautauqua County

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Health officials have reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon with nine of those cases being students at SUNY Fredonia.According to officials, 11 cases were confirmed in Battalion 1 while one was confirmed from Battalion 2.This now brings to the total number of confirmed cases to 534 with 122 of those cases active. There are two people hospitalized. 497 cases remain under quarantine or isolation orders by the Public Health Director while 242 cases remain under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory.To date, there have been 402 recoveries, 10 fatalities, and 37,294 negative test results. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I want to start off by stating that your journalism is impeccable… I appreciate the time, effort, and money spent to have a forum of this magnitude… With that being said, I would like to take my own time to explain to you that the cases, the number of deathes, etc… Are a gigantic part of the picture here… However, the real issue comes from who was in charge of making the public aware of this illness to begin with??? Who could’ve made sure there’s was enough of a stockpile of equipment to save a portion of those 190000 people??? Who’s job was it to shut down America to save ( according to cnn ) 82% of those 190000 lives??? The real story here should be weighing out the positives and the negatives about both parties before there’s 4 more years of lies, deceit, back door deals, fraud, and now down right negligent homicide… I understand the delicacy of this subject… However, the journalists have the voice to do something about this, I dont!!! Please take my fear seriously!!!,Ask Cuomo about the nursing homes, his executive order came 2 weeks AFTER Trump closed the borders.Cuomo killed Nana & Papa MGN Imagelast_img read more

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How digital insights & automation can help your financial institution grow direct loans

first_imgRecently we spoke with a large mid-western CU who is hitting it out of the park in terms of direct loan growth. In fact, they have an entire team of outbound callers following up on pre-qualified leads each quarter, and they are driving lots of direct loan growth through these efforts. Their process involves combining a number of credit score indicators as well as loan insights to find ways to save their current members money, perhaps by recapturing an auto loan held by another institution.But what their team is NOT doing yet is combining the credit prequalifying factors with any other digital insights or automation to make this process more effective and efficient. There were actually lots of leads they never even got to because of the lack of staff to follow up with them. So here’s what we suggested might help… Automate the Initial Emails:When following up with pre-qualified leads it’s important to automate some parts of the process, especially at the beginning. Keep in mind, that just because someone is ‘pre-qualified’ for your offer doesn’t mean they have any real interest or sense of urgency to act. So, sending some well-designed, customer-focused initial emails is really important.First the open and click actions that individual leads take with these early emails will help you better prioritize your sales follow up. So, if after 2-3 emails about an offer or product promotion you see that a lead hasn’t engaged, we would recommend moving them to the end of your follow up list, or perhaps retiring the lead from the promotion altogether.On the other hand, if a lead is opening and clicking your emails, you should have a sales person follow up ASAP. This process will help take the onus off of your staff to craft these early emails individually, and it will help to improve the likelihood that leads will respond once an individual sales person does reach out or call. Send Your Emails from a HUMAN!!:Now this idea comes straight from HubSpot… once you have your leads identified, why not send these early emails (explained above) from the actual person who will be follow up with them? This sounds so simple that you’d think it would go without saying, but it’s actually quite innovative. Often early stage emails come from the ‘marketing team’ or a general email like [email protected][yourfinacialinstitution.com]. This just seems so impersonal because it lacks a human touch and the name of an individual. Sending marketing emails from an actual staff member is much better. We recommend that you also consider including all of this staff member’s contact details and perhaps even a photo. This humanizes the entire process and builds trust from day one! Try it! Use Digital Insights to Further Prioritize Loan Follow-Up:Another great way to reach out to the right people on your list at the right time is to build in digital triggers for sales follow up. So, if someone opens an email or two that might qualify them for faster initial follow up in one way or another. But what if they open an email and then go straight to the relevant product or service page? Perhaps the sense of urgency for this lead is a bit higher, and when this happens why not adjust your strategy? We call this a HOT lead, and this person really needs immediate attention in order to ensure that your staff don’t miss an opportunity to give them the information they are clearly already looking for.We would recommend setting up automatic notifications to sales people when leads take actions like this. Again, bumping them to the top of your list with lead scoring or some other system. This will increase your response rate and we would likely also positively impact your overall loans closed. Use Data to Track Where Leads are Lost:A final way to add efficiency and success to your sales process might come with better tracking of potential deals throughout the sales process. Often sales people are using spread sheets or other somewhat dated methods for tracking touch points with leads. While for some people these methods may seem sufficient, without better insights, at the end of a promotion your team or organization will lack real insights for improving the overall buying and selling process.With a better tool and more integrated approach you might be able to track where you lost the most leads during a campaign. Perhaps you would learn that loan approval during a HELOC campaign took almost 24 days, and you lost at least 7 pre-qualified loan leads during that time to competing institutions. Wouldn’t that be good insight to have for the future? Maybe you’d be able to see that during your last auto loan refinance campaign the time from first touch point to loan application submitted was a little over 3 weeks, but after that length of time the application rate dropped significantly. Knowing this might help you design your future campaigns to move a little faster in your initial emails.Using these types of data are essential for making sound decisions that will help drive new loan growth for years to come. Let us help, contact us today! Or visit our blog for more great tips and case studies on sales and marketing for your financial institution. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meredith Olmstead Meredith Olmstead is the CEO and Founder of FI GROW Solutions, which provides Digital Marketing & Sales services to Community Financial Institutions. With experience working with FIs in markets of … Web: www.figrow.com Detailslast_img read more

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Churches ‘could be sued for refusing to agree to gay marriages’

first_imgIt also warns that the Government’s insistence that protections put in place for other religious groups who don’t want to marry homosexuals could be undermined by evolving European human rights law. Telegraph (UK) 15 Jan 2013The Prime Minister’s plans for gay marriage could leave churches facing legalaction unless they agree to same-sex unions, it emerged today.Legal advice reportedly sent to David Cameron warns that church could be sued under human rights legislation if they refuse to allow the services to proceed. The warnings, written by Aidan O’Neill, a leading human rights lawyer at centre-left Matrix Chambers, argues that churches that refuse to marry homosexuals would be banned from using council facilities such as village halls.Other legal opinions commissioned by opponents have argued that teachers could face disciplinary measures under equality laws if they refuse to promote same-sex marriage once the change has been implemented.Lord Carey warned the plans will lead to “serious and wide-ranging conflict between religious institutions and local authorities”.He also argued that the legal opinion “demonstrates why the legislation is unworkable”. He concluded: “These proposals are divisive, have no mandate and are poorly thought-out.”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9801889/Churches-could-be-sued-for-refusing-to-agree-to-gay-marriages.htmlcenter_img Exemption granted to the Church of England by the Coalition Bill to prevent it having to conduct gay marriages is “eminently challenge-able” in the European Court of Human Rights.last_img read more

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CAS to hear Nesta Carter appeal in November

first_imgTHE Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Monday that sprinter Nesta Carter will challenge his disqualification by the International Olympic Committee on November 15. A verdict is expected weeks later.Carter tested positive last year for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in re-analysis of a urine sample from the 2008 Beijing Games. He and Bolt were teammates on the 4×100-metre relay team, which won in a world record time of 37.10 seconds.Carter ran the opening leg, and Bolt took the baton third in a team that also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.The IOC’s disqualification of Carter and the relay team came in January, spoiling Bolt’s perfect Olympic record of three gold medals – in the 100, 200 and 4×100 – at three consecutive games from 2008 to 2016.Carter also teamed with Bolt on three straight world championship relay-winning teams, from 2011 through 2015. They were also teammates when Jamaica set another 4×100 world record in 2012 at the Olympics, running 36.84.Bolt said in February he was “not sad” about giving up the medal, though was “waiting to see if Nesta is going to appeal.”Carter’s legal team could ask Bolt to appear as a witness at the hearing, which is likely to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland – the home city of CAS and the IOC.Dozens of athletes tested positive for banned drugs in an IOC-ordered reanalysis programme using new and more accurate tests on samples stored since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.Most of more than 110 cases involved steroids and athletes from the former Soviet republics. Carter’s case was the only one involving Jamaica.last_img read more

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