There were great celebrations for the Carndonagh business community last night after their triumph in the Bank Of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards.Carndonagh was named as the regional winner of the Connacht/Ulster award for towns with a population between 2,000-5,000.The Carndonagh Traders Association were over the moon with the award which celebrates the vision, teamwork and enterprising spirit of the Inishowen town. The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2019 took place in Kilkenny, where Kilkenny was named Ireland’s most enterprising town of 2019, taking home the trophy and a cash prize of €33,000. Celebrations for Carndonagh in National Enterprise Town Awards was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Chelsea Ladies were pipped to the Women’s Super League title on goal difference by Liverpool as they suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat at Manchester City Ladies on a gripping final day of the season.Birmingham’s failure to beat Notts County meant a draw would have been good enough to secure a first major trophy in the team’s 22-year history.But first-half goals by Jill Scott and Toni Duggan put City in control and although Gilly Flaherty’s header gave Chelsea hope and the hosts had Abbie McManus sent off, a dominant Chelsea were unable to find the equaliser.Liverpool, who started the day in third, scored three second-half goals to beat Bristol Academy 3-0 and retain their title.Chelsea’s players were inconsolable after the game, but they have at least qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.The day started badly when goalkeeper Marie Hourihan had to be taken off when she damaged her shoulder after colliding with Georgia Brougham and falling awkwardly inside 10 minutes.And the change visibly affected Emma Hayes’ side.Hourihan’s replacement, debutant Claire Farrow, was almost beaten by Natasha Flint within a couple of minutes when she hesitated as she came off her line.Chelsea did almost go ahead when Rachel Williams had a header cleared off the line by McManus after great work by Eni Aluko on the left wing.But it was the hosts who deservedly went ahead, Farrow making a mess of an awkward bouncing shot by Scott.The visitors started to look shaky and Duggan’s stunning strike after a fine team move made it 2-0.Chelsea began to find their rhythm towards the end of the first half, but could not reduce the deficit going into the break.Aluko continued to be their best attacking player in the second period, consistently finding space and threatening to set up a goal.City had the clearest chance in the early stages, Flint heading wide with the goal gaping.But Chelsea were doing the majority of the pressing and always looked capable of finding a way back into the game and they did just that when Flaherty headed home from a corner.McManus then saw red for elbowing Yuki Ogimi with 14 minutes remaining, but Chelsea could not take advantage.Jackie Groenen blazed a glorious chance over the bar following another corner and Ogimi was denied in injury-time as City held on.Chelsea 4-2-3-1: Hoirihan (Farrow); Blundell, Bassett, Flaherty, Borges (Buet); Spence (Groenen), Chapman; Williams, Ji, Aluko; Ogimi.Subs not used: Wilhelmsson, Rafferty, Coombs, Meiwald.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The De La Salle football team is used to playing against high-profile teams.The Spartans’ first opponent of the 2019 season, St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, certainly fits the bill.Starting with their first championship in 1992, Aquinas has won 10 state titles and regularly features players that go on to star in the NCAA and even the NFL. The 2011 team that De La Salle played, for instance, its defensive line included the Los Angeles Chargers’ Joey Bosa and the Carolina …
***MUST CREDIT: Marcus Graff***Qantas Flight QF2, a 490 passengers A380, approaches Runway 21 at Perth Airport for an emergency landing early Monday morning. Picture supplied by Marcus Graff. Have you ever watch airliners landing at night, and noticed that some have their vertical stabilizers brightly lit-up with the airline name or logo visible for quite some distance? You may also notice that these airliners really stand out from other landing aircraft that do not have this feature. Lighted tails on airliners have been seen for the past twenty years or so, and are made possible by what are known as “logo lights” mounted in the tips of the aircraft’s horizontal stabilizers or on their upper rear fuselage, aimed directly at the tail fin at night.These high-intensity beams serve several valuable purposes. The first is to readily identify the airline, much like a flying billboard to maximize marketing potential in and around the airport. Second is to enhance inflight visibility at low altitudes and in high-density traffic areas near the airport while the aircraft is taking off or on approach at night. Another important function of logo lights is ground safety, making the aircraft readily identifiable from the tower during taxiing, and highly visible to drivers of ground equipment on the ramp and near taxiways in both clear and inclement weather.
There is an old joke about “vegetarian” being a Native American word for “terrible hunter.”More and more, I see sales organizations trying to outsource all forms of hunting, including lead generation, lead nurturing, and appointment setting (read cold calling). These organizations are creating vegetarian sales forces. They are creating salespeople who don’t know how to hunt, and some who refuse to hunt. It’s a poor culture for a sales organization.Marketing can and should help generate awareness and generate leads. But the leads that marketing generates are the icing on the cake, not the cake itself. A good salesperson will never rely on anyone else to generate their leads, knowing that they alone are responsible for making their number (the good people in marketing aren’t carrying a quota, and no one in that role is going to lose their job when you don’t make your number). You have to know who and where your targets are.Marketing can also help nurture leads, but it doesn’t have the same impact as when the salesperson nurtures their own dream clients. No one ever says, “I’ve really developed a close relationship and great trust with your marketing department over the last twelve months. I think I am ready for them to assign a salesperson to my account.” You need to nurture your own dream client accounts. You need to be known, and you need to be someone they recognize as a value-creator. No one from marketing will know your dream client contacts-you will.Now let’s deal with the phone. Having someone else make your calls and book your appointments doesn’t give your dream client the perception that you are professional. It doesn’t create some great mystique that makes you somehow worth meeting with. If you care about your dream client, if you really want their business, you wouldn’t relegate the calling to someone who can’t create value for your client. It’s one thing to have some help so that you can compress the time it takes you to schedule appointments, but it is another to absolve yourself of the responsibility to hunt.If you are in sales, you are responsible for hunting. You are responsible for client acquisition, from target to close. That makes you a hunter. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now