Labour Senator Jimmy Harte has launched a stinging attack on Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty and his party after they raised concerns about the future of Glenties Garda station.Donegal south-west TD Doherty said last night he was concerned about reports that the station was to be downgraded and could lose its status as District Headquarters.He said he has spoken with locals in Glenties who had held a meeting to discuss the concerns. However Senator Harte said he found the move bizarre and said the people of Glenties must be bemused by Sinn Fein’s concern for their Garda station.He said it was bizarre coming from a party that spent their time with their friends in the IRA monitoring stations as reported in the Smithwick Tribinal.“I’m sure the decent people of Glenties are bemused to hear a Sinn Fein politician showing concern about the future of a Gardai station when they spent many years refusing to recognise the authority of the state and as reported in the Smithwick Tribunal the IRA monitored the Gardai Stations along the border to see who came and went from the stations.“I think Deputy Doherty should ask himself why his organisation refused to recognise the Garda who defended the State against the action of his comrades,” said Senaor Harte. He added that Sinn Fein have no interest in the future of Glenties Garda station and “as usual are trying to court public approval.” HARTE SLAMS SINN FEIN’S ‘CONCERNS’ OVER GLENTIES GARDA STATION was last modified: June 13th, 2012 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:Glenties Garda stationjimmy hartelabourPearse DohertySinn Fein
Makaila Napoleon had 19 points and for the second time in as many meetings the Eureka High girls basketball team crushed its cross-town rival, the St. Bernard’s Crusaders, 58-35, this time doing so in the semifinal round of the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament, Wednesday night at St. Bernard’s High.St. Bernard’s jumped out to a 7-2 lead midway through the first quarter after Jasa Sisemore hit an 18-foot fade-away, and for a few brief moments it appeared the Crusaders may have enough defensive …
One of the ways salespeople were taught to uncover a compelling reason for their dream client to change or the source of their dissatisfaction, was by asking the single question, “‘What’s keeping you up at night?” I am not certain where this question originated or who provided this as a choice for salespeople, but ‘it’s been around for as long as anyone can remember, and lately has fallen out of favor. Instead, you are supposed to know what should be keeping your dream client awake at night, a better strategy if you want to be a consultative salesperson.However, if you are meeting with an executive level stakeholder in one of your dream clients, there is no doubt that something is keeping them up at night, even if you might ask a better question than “‘What’s keeping you up at night.”The Sources of InsomniaIf you meet with and sell to executive level stakeholders, you can make some assumptions about what might have their attention and what might be of concern.Growth: There are very few executive-level stakeholders who are not concerned about the growth of the business. The CEO is responsible for leading the organization into the future, a future that will need to be better than the present as measured, in part, by revenue or profit or market share or some other financial growth. The work the marketing executives do is to drive growth, and even the IT director needs to ensure the infrastructure supports growth, with the proper tools, technologies, and support in place.Strategy: An executive leader will always be concerned about their strategy. If they are confident in their approach, ‘they’ll be concerned about the execution. If the plan is right, and the implementation is good, they’ll be concerned about what comes next, how they might find a more significant competitive advantage. Many will be interested in hearing about what happens next and how they get their first.People: Great companies are built on great people. Executive leaders work very hard to surround themselves with the most competent people they can find, knowing that better players make for better results. There are not many executives who aren’t concerned any acquiring and retaining the best talent available to them. ‘They’re often concerned about improving the caliber of their team and their workforce.Gaps in their thinking: Effective executives don’t like surprises (even good ones). What keeps them up at night is sometimes their concern that there is a gap in their thinking, that they have a blind spot that will become a problem for them later. They worry about not knowing what they don’t know.Systemic (Wicked) ProblemsThere is another category of concerns, one with more power to compel change.Systemic Problems: Even though all of the categories above might rise to the level of being a systemic challenge, there are challenges in some verticals that are inherently difficult to overcome. In the medical field, for instance, it is tough to compel patients to follow the doctor’s orders, an example being stats showing that 50% of people prescribed insulin for diabetes miss necessary injections. At the time of this writing, there is a shortage of truck drivers, making it more difficult and more expensive to move goods.The areas where systemic problems and challenges don’t often get the attention they deserve, making these areas especially effective in helping to compel change. It is difficult for someone in an executive leadership role to ignore the systemic challenges—or potential solutions. Nor is it easy for leaders to ignore the problems of growth, strategy, people, or the unknown.Asking Better QuestionsSome questions are better than others. What is problematic about asking “‘What’s keeping you up at night,” is that it doesn’t indicate you have any idea about what should be keeping them up at night and that you lack a theory as to what your dream client might be doing better.In Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition, I outlined a process for capturing mindshare, developing an executive briefing that outlines the systemic challenges that provide context for a conversation about why your dream client should change now. In that chapter, I shared ideas about how you can develop views and values that allow you to address the challenges your dream client’s struggle with, opening up the conversation and creating an opportunity to help them improve (the core of what we do as salespeople).Sticking with the diabetes example above, instead of asking “What’s keeping you up at night?” you might ask: “What initiatives are you currently pursuing to increase compliance with the doctor’s prescription and plans for their patients, and how much improvement have you seen over the last 12 months?”There is a lot in that question, so let’s unpack it. First, it presumes that there is a compliance issue, which may or may not be accurate, but because it is a systemic challenge based on human behaviors, it’s a pretty safe bet. Second, it presupposes the person you are asking has initiatives around the improvement in an outcome. While it could be true that they have other, more critical initiatives, the systemic challenges tend to be worth a conversation, if there are ideas that would help improve results. Finally, the statement about improvement over 12 months is a request for an objective measure of success in an area where improvement is difficult at best.I am not sure asking, “‘What’s keeping you up at night?” accomplishes as much as another question might. It tends to miss one of the primary goals of discovery now: Helping the client discover something about themselves (or for themselves).
The principal Opposition in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party, has alleged that the wheat being distributed by the State government to the beneficiaries under the ‘Atta-Dal’ scheme is not fit for human consumption.AAP senior leader and Kotkapura MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan, in a memorandum submitted to the Food and Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, has demanded an immediate investigation into the matter.Mr. Sandhwan claimed he himself witnessed that the wheat being distributed in Faridkot’s Kuharwala village, which falls under his constituency, was of poor quality and “unfit for human consumption”.‘Difficult to get cards’The MLA also said that people across Faridkot have been facing difficulties in acquiring the new ‘smart ration cards’, which the State government is distributing in preparation for the rollout of the ‘Food for All’ scheme in November.
Dear Wilmington residents,For those in Wilmington who don’t yet know Jomarie O’Mahony, I can only tell you that you’re missing out. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jomarie for five years, and each and every one of them was an absolute pleasure be it a professional or social encounter. One of the most famous “Good Guys” in town, Jomarie is well known for her leadership, organization, but above all, positivism. She has clarity, vision, and planning that go far beyond the ordinary, which is why I encourage all to consider and vote for Jomarie as Wilmington’s next Board of Selectman.I could touch on the fact as a busy mother Jomarie still found the time to help organize the largest charity in town. I could also touch on the fact that she’s personally dedicated hundreds of hours a year to volunteering, all while working full time as an attorney for children in the foster care system. But what I really want to point out is that despite hugely impacting our community by helping organize events like the Festival of Trees, Jomarie strives to do more; and for all the right reasons.Wilmington has an abundance of qualified people this year, each with their own idea of Wilmington’s future. Topics like working to develop senior housing, filling in commercial space, and continuing Wilmington’s education excellence are all planned, and are high on Jomarie’s list of things to do. The beauty of electing her is that she has decades of experience with navigating state and local bureaucracy as a public and private attorney, organizing and coordinating budgets, and handling large scale events and issues. She is experienced, seasoned, passionate, and capable. Jomarie has proven for years that she loves our town, and done so with a smile. Again, I urge all residents consider Jomarie this April.Sincerely,Representative David RobertsonLike 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER FOR THE EDITOR: Jomarie O’Mahony Will Be An Independent Voice Of Reason For WilmingtonIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Announce Plan To Increase Number Of Accepted RoadsIn “Government”
Reliance Communication Chairman Anil Ambani announced that his company has “virtually” merged with Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is owned by his elder brother Mukesh Ambani.Reliance Communication and Reliance Jio have agreements to trade and share spectrum. According to a report in the Economic Times, the two telecoms have synced their network operating centres, optic-fibre service contracts and network maintenance functions.”As far as our 100 million customers are concerned, as far as our one million retailers are concerned, as far as our employees are concerned and as far as our vendors and partners are concerned, there is already been a virtual merger of the two organisations (RCom and Jio),” Ambani told shareholders at RCom’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday.Following the announcement, the Reliance Communication stock was trading at Rs 48. 30 at around 11:08 a.m. on Wednesday, up 0.63 percent from its previous close. On the other hand shares of Reliance Industries (parent of Jio) were trading at Rs 1,092.35 apiece, down 1.63 percent on the BSE.However, a Reliance group official later clarified that Anil Ambani was not hinting at any legal merger. “The two companies are not merging,” the official told publications.In other news, Reliance Communication and Reliance Jio among other telecom firms have been declared qualified to bid for airwaves during the upcoming spectrum auction. Reliance Jio can bid in any licensed service area across India, while Reliance Communication can bid anywhere except for the northeast region and Assam. Reliance Jio has deposited the highest earnest money of Rs 6,500 crore.
-Terming the Rohingya crisis a national one, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday said it wants a national unity to face the problem instead of doing politic over the issue.”We don’t want to do politics over the Rohingya issue. We think it’s a national crisis and we’ll have to tackle the situation uniting the entire nation,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by BNP at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, marking its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s 10th ‘jail release’ day.The BNP leader said though the government had been playing a silent role over the Rohingya issue, it has now become vocal on the matter as the world community started reacting to it and putting pressure on Myanmar.Making their party’s position clear on the issue, Fakhrul said BNP wants Rohingyas to be given shelter for a temporary period, not permanently, on humanitarian grounds. “Give them food and shelter, and force the Myanmar government to take back its citizens.”He alleged that sending its citizens to Bangladesh by repressing them is an act of aggression by Myanmar against the country’s independence and sovereignty. “The government should take all necessary diplomatic efforts to force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas ensuring their dignity and citizenship.”The BNP leader said the government and its aides have again started a false campaign against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman as people are now taking preparation for the next general election. “There’ll be no use of carrying out propaganda against our leader (Khaleda) since people have given her a place in their hearts.”He alleged that the way Myanmar government is eliminating the Rohingyas, the same way the government is annihilating democratic forces in Bangladesh.Fakhrul alleged that the government is eliminating those who are taking position in favour of democracy and people in a planned way.
Share Twitter via @Abc13HoustonDee Ann HaneyA Galveston County Grand Jury has indicted Texas City Commissioner Dee Ann Haney on two counts of manslaughter. Haney was involved in a crash last year that killed two men, 58-year-old Duoc Van Le and his son, 32-year old Hong Phuc Le. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement the charges against Haney can result in probation or up to twenty years in prison. Haney is accused of having driven after consuming muscle relaxers and a sedative and failing to maintain her lane. The District Attorney’s office says Haney is currently free on bond.Meanwhile, Haney is facing re-election in the May 5, 2018 uniform election. She faces two opponents.