Rangers clinch first Premiership win of season against Dundee

first_imgHaving sold star man Greg Stewart to Birmingham on Friday, Dark Blues boss Paul Hartley went with the same side that defeated Ross County 3-1 last weekend.Gers, meanwhile, made six changes to the line-up which romped past Peterhead in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday, with Miller given the nod ahead of Joe Dodoo to deputise for injured frontman Martyn Waghorn.The game took time to warm up but once it did, it was compelling stuff.When the sides met in the William Hill Scottish Cup last season, it took Forrester just 14 seconds to fire his side ahead. This time, it took 14 minutes. Dundee failed to cope with a Rangers raid down the right and Barrie McKay was allowed to knock a loose ball into the box. Forrester still had it all to do as Cammy Kerr put him under pressure but he did well to hook an impressive finish into the top corner.The hosts tried to counter with a Danny Williams effort which Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham gathered comfortably.But Gers were quickly back on the front foot. Andy Halliday sent Wallace down the right but Forrester fired over from the skipper’s cut-back before the former Doncaster playmaker headed over from a James Tavernier cross.Their second goal after 39 minutes, however, was clinically executed as McKay clipped a perfect ball forward for Wallace to sprint on to. The captain pulled the ball back again, with the on-rushing Miller rifling the ball into the roof of the net.The 36-year-old should have killed the Taysiders’ challenge off moments later but allowed Scott Bain to pinch the ball as he tried to round the keeper.And instead of going in at the break 3-0 up, suddenly their lead was cut to one when Barton allowed O’Hara to bullet home a header from Williams’ corner in the final minute of the half.The tempo dropped a couple of notches as the second period got under way but Rangers relaxed too much on 65 minutes when Williams was allowed to run in behind. Foderingham, though, came to the rescue.The keeper was almost at fault, however, when he fired a clearance straight at Nick Ross, but was relieved when Dundee substitute Yordi Teijsse could not provide a finish.Forrester, booked just two minutes after the break, was then replaced by Michael O’Halloran to ensure there was no chance he might be sent off after a couple more risky challenges.McKay should have made added a gloss to the scoreline when another of Gers’ replacements, Dodoo, sent him galloping through on goal, but he nudged his stoppage-time effort wide. Rangers gave a signal of their intentions as they battled to their first Scottish Premiership victory of the new season with a 2-1 win at Dundee.First-half strikes from Harry Forrester and Kenny Miller put the Light Blues two up as Mark Warburton’s side produced some tidy attacks.However, Mark O’Hara – relishing a new advanced midfield role – gave Dundee hope just before the interval when he lost Joey Barton at a corner to score.Dundee made Gers graft in the second half but the newly-promoted Ibrox side held on to collect their first top-flight success since beating St Johnstone 4-0 back in May, 2012.last_img read more

Equipment funding of more than €12,000 granted to Gaoth Dobhair Golf Club

first_imgFunding of more than €12,000 for Gaoth Dobhair Golf Club for new machinery to maintain the course has been granted, it has been announced. The announcement, made by Joe McHugh, will come as a massive boost to the community in west Donegal.Minister McHugh said: “Galf Chumann Gaoth Dobhair does great work promoting the Irish language and acting as a great outlet for the local community and attracting tourists and visitors to the area. “This latest €12,000 funding will help ensure the course is as good as it can be.“The announcement of the grant is just a few weeks since I was able to confirm Government funding of about €13,000 for repair and refurbishment work on the clubhouse.“Tá súil agam go dtabharfaidh an t-airgead seo an deis don chlub an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn i measc na baill, an pobal áitiúil agus do thurasóirí sa cheantair.”“These two grants will go hand in hand to bring the golf club up to a great standard and help the members to continue the great work they are doing promoting the Irish language among local people and visitors.” The grants were approved by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Government’s Action Plan 2018-2022 for Irish, which was launched in June 2018.Equipment funding of more than €12,000 granted to Gaoth Dobhair Golf Club was last modified: February 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal fundinggolfGweedore Golf ClubJoe McHughlast_img read more

The Impact of One

first_imgBrand South africa, in partnership with Junior Chamber International South Africa, invites you to the second “Shape the Future” Forum. The event will discuss the concept of active citizenship, cover the analysis of community needs, and map out how young people can address such challenges by creating sustainable solutions. Follow @Brand_SA for updates from 6:30pm tonight, or follow a live webcast here.last_img

How Data and Analytics Translate to Personal Care

first_imgPatient engagement and analytics were trending topics at HIMSS15. I now wonder how the essence of those conversations will change going forward.In this video, I share insight into how the discussions around analytics and patient engagement need to shift toward improving the quality of care and reducing costs. I also look at how the growing volume of personal health data coming from wearables and genomic research will help drive truly customized care into becoming a reality.Watch the short video and let us know what questions you have about the future of analytics and customized care, and where you think they’re headed.last_img read more

Earth-like planet may be not so hospitable after all, thanks to blasts of radiation

first_imgEarlier this year, astronomers reported discovering a handful of Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. One of them, a presumably rocky orb dubbed Kepler-438b, orbits a red dwarf star and may be just a bit warmer than Earth, those researchers suggested. Now, another team finds that the planet may be hostile to life because it has no atmosphere, thanks to supersized solar flares that blast the planet every few hundred days, the researchers report online before print in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The flares are about 10 times as powerful as those ever recorded on our sun, the team estimates. And because Kepler-438b orbits just 25 million kilometers from its star (about half the distance of Mercury’s closest approach to our sun), that’s a recipe for disaster for life as we know it, the researchers say: With little or no atmosphere, the planet’s surface would be exposed to harsh x-ray and ultraviolet radiation, not to mention floods of charged particles like those in our solar wind.last_img read more

Gary Vaynerchuk on “Context Marketing”

first_img The Thank You Economy Originally published Apr 14, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated July 11 2013 Inbound Marketing Gary tells us that one of the biggest differences between How To” book because his other venture, The Daily Grape, was taking up so much of his time. Regardless, The Thank You Economy would have an incredible impact.  Crush It is that ” You can watch the full interview below. The Thank You Economy The Thank You Economy One of the reasons that Gary waited so long to publish was so successful? was because he didn’t feel that the world’s communication infrastructure ready. It wasn’t until this year that he felt Gary tells us that he had much less time to market The Rise to the Top. Gary Vaynerchuk is the definition of hustler. He is the founder of Wine Library TV, The Daily Grape, and author of The Thank You Economy This blog post is based off of David Garland’s interview with Gary Vaynerchuk on his HubSpot sponsored web series ” Use Data to Back Up Your Claimscenter_img Crush It Topics: At the start of his interview, he tells us that the majority of the complaints he got about his book was that they wish it was more of a ” The Thank You Economy . Even though Gary has lead an extremely interesting life, his audience is still more interested in how he can help them than Gary’s general opinions about how the business economy is evolving. These complainers seem to be saying, “okay we agree, but how can we benefit.” Don’t just state your opinion about a specific topic, but share how your audience can get value from your insights. They will thank you for it!  . The interview was incredibly entertaining and as like most of David’s interviews there are a number of great takeaways for internet marketers. The Thank You Economy and Now, we have reached a point with social media where every interaction you have with someone can have a huge impact on your business. People have become excellent at researching solutions to their problems, so it’s no longer about the hard sell. Real engagement will lead to real relationships, which will eventually lead to real commerce.  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Crush It and most recently Build Relationships with Your Fans The Thank You Economy Create Content that Solves a Problem Crush It saw just as much success as his first book. What do you think are some of the reasons backs up his statements with numbers, data and case studies, where as was more of just a “rant.” Instead of just saying “Here’s how it is. Take it or leave it.” Gary backs up his theories with evidence and his readers are more easily convinced because of this.  thanlast_img read more

3 Exercise Tactics to Whip Your Brand Message Into Shape

first_imgBillboards were the first form of advertising. And while we see them around, we have quickly learned that this immeasurable, outbound form of marketing isn’t very cost-effective. And although we have grown past our billboard days and established a solid online presence, we must never forget all that we learned from marketing in the past.Introducing the billboard exercise: the one and only workout that will put your brand into the shape it needs to send the right message. *Wink Wink*This all-in-one workout comes in a 3-part series, which will help you identify your core marketing message and improve your inbound marketing. Simply follow the instructions below and see the results right before your eyes!1. Select Your Workout BuddiesGetting the motivation to go to the gym often requires convincing your friends to join you for some moral support. Similarly, you’ll need to rally up the troops for this exercise. A brand’s messaging should never rest on the shoulders of one person. This message is supposed to represent your product or service, and to effectively communicate what that product or service is, all employees need to know exactly what the brand message is. (This doesn’t mean you need every person at your company involved, but there should be a core group that is working together to create this message). 2. Trim the FatThis is the most important part—the part where you lose weight! Many marketers jump ahead into the bigger picture. They have a beautiful storyline for advertising, a fantastic strategy for reaching out to blogs, and even know what social media platforms to promote their big ideas through. But before you can do any of that, you need to lose all the details and focus on what exactly the brand message is.A successful billboard, typically, is one that defines the brand message in 7 words or fewer. And that is exactly what you need to do with your brand. If you can narrow down what your entire brand message is in a mere 7 words (or fewer), than you have clearly defined exactly what your brand does in a short, elevator speech format. This statement should reflect what your brand can deliver, believes, stands for, and does. You can then use this message and expand upon it in your inbound marketing efforts.When writing a blog post, think, “Does this message reflect our billboard message?” When designing your Facebook business page, think, “Is the way we describe ourselves representative of our billboard message?” When creating a YouTube video, think, “Does this truly communicate our billboard message?”You can provide details, images, context, and various other things when messaging your brand online. The purpose of the billboard exercise is to have that lucid one-liner that is omnipresent in every message you send.3. Dress to ImpressNow that you have narrowed your brand message down, it’s time to show it off! In the brand world, the perfect outfit comes shaped in a call-to-action (CTA). A CTA is an image or text that tells your visitors what action they should take next on your site. The hope is that these CTAs will lead to landing pages where you can collect your visitors’ contact information in exchange for an offer they believe will benefit them. In other words, ebooks, webinars, whitepapers, and other free content giveaways.Use the statement you created earlier as the inspiration behind these CTAs. Dress up your brand message with images, narration, and data. Your brand will feel young, hip, and super popular.Now that you’ve completed this 3-part workout—never lose steam! It’s easy to bask in the results of that solid week when you went to the gym every day, and then let that excuse why you never went again after that. The message created from this billboard exercise should be remembered in every campaign you create. While your various campaigns may promote disparate parts of your business, all your marketing efforts need to be reflective of that key brand message. This message is what you and your company stands for, and you should never lose sight of that.Do you think the billboard exercise is important? How else can you implement it?  Inbound Marketing Originally published Oct 21, 2011 9:00:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics:last_img read more

Social Media Lead Nurturing Debuts, And Other Marketing Stories of the Week

first_img Topics: Inbound Marketing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Jun 9, 2012 9:00:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Gather round, inbound marketers. I have a story for you.Actually, I have like 5 stories for you. But I didn’t write any of them — these are the best stories from around the interwebs this week that you may have missed. Which is totally understandable, because holy cow do people pump out a lot of content these days (that’s good though; keep doing that inbound marketers).Without further ado, here are the inbound marketing stories that tickled my fancy this week, and I think will help us all be better inbound marketers. And as always, share your own favorite industry stories with us in the comments!HootSuite Partners With HubSpot to Offer Social Media Lead NurturingI had to start with this one, because it is so cool! We all use social media to generate traffic and leads; we spend time and effort nurturing those leads to become customers; then we rely on closed-loop reporting to tell us how we did. Wouldn’t it be great if all those activities were more integrated though, and you could actually monitor your very own leads’ activity in social media so you can nurture them right then and there? You bet your buttons it would be — which is why we at HubSpot partnered with HootSuite to make that possible. Read more about the partnership in this blog post!LinkedIn’s Security Woes Pour Salt on Social Media’s Exposed Wounds From MarketingPilgrimBy now you probably know about LinkedIn’s security breach in which 65 million passwords were leaked. If not, well, go change your password and then come back.Everything good?Awesome. Frank Reed at MarketingPilgrim took the coverage a step further with an insightful assessment of the state of the social media security union. He believes security is at the crux of social media’s success … and you can read the post to learn why some current social media giants should invest in it lest they meet an eventual demise.Google Finally Takes a Clear Stance on Mobile SEO Practices From Search Engine LandWe’ve talked a lot about the importance of investing in mobile marketing; and I think most inbound marketers are already sold on how critical a strong organic search presence is. This article from Barry Schwartz helps us bridge the gap between the two with his report on Google’s official stance on mobile SEO. It’s not that the topic of mobile SEO hasn’t been covered before — but this time, it comes straight from the horse’s mouth.The 2012 Shopping Behavior Insights Study From Parago Marketers waffle back and forth on what really motivates shoppers to buy. If you have a great brand experience, will that trump cheaper prices from a competitor? Just how much of a role do coupons and discounts play in the buyer’s decision-making process? Their importance may be bigger than you think (they were bigger than I anticipated, at least). Take a look at that and other insights in Parago’s newly published study with data-backed insights on shoppers’ behaviors.Don’t Like Snake Oil? Stop Buying It From SEOmozTo be clear, SEOmoz isn’t selling snake oil. That header is a tad misleading. (On a side note, maybe we should start adding commas into these headings … well, next week is another week.)Now that that’s cleared up, Dr. Pete at SEOmoz comes to the defense of SEOs everywhere who have been given a bad name, usually by people who don’t really know what SEO is. Or, by all those grey- and black-hat people who call themselves legitimate SEOs (tsk, tsk). This post tells everyone who practices SEO how to stop feeding into the stereotype by being well-informed and learning how to work well with clients and bosses who are demanding results in the SERPs.What else happened in marketing this week that we should know about?Image credit: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchiveslast_img read more

Can a Career in B2B Marketing Be Fulfilling? [SlideShare]

first_img Career Development Our buddy Doug Kessler is at it again — this time with yet another fantastic SlideShare presentation that should be required viewing for anyone who calls themselves a B2B marketer.First, he had us mesmerized by his commentary on crappy content. Then it was his secret ingredient to great content. This time, he’s searching for the meaning in B2B marketing. Download 195+ visual marketing design templates to use for social media posts, infographics, and more. Have you ever questioned whether your career is worthy? Let’s face it — our jobs as B2B marketers aren’t particularly glamorous or altruistic. “When you were a kid, you never said, ‘I want to be a B2B marketer when I grow up.'”But all that’s not to say a career in B2B marketing can’t be fulfilling, and that’s exactly what Velocity Partners Creative Director and Co-Founder Doug Kessler emphasizes in his latest SlideShare masterpiece, “The Search for Meaning in B2B Marketing.”So whether you are in fact questioning the meaning of your B2B marketing career, or you just want to check out another example of remarkable content, give Doug’s SlideShare a look. In it, he shares his 7 sources of meaning — the things that give him fulfillment and a sense that his work is worthwhile. Something tells me you’ll be able to relate, or at least benefit from a little Monday morning burst of inspiration. And if you want to learn more about the genius behind Doug’s content creation, we spoke to him one-on-one about it here, and actually called out this very SlideShare, too. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Feb 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017center_img Topics: The Search for Meaning in B2B Marketing from Velocity PartnersWhat do you find fulfilling about your B2B marketing career? Share it in the comments!last_img read more

Don’t Know What to Wear to an Interview? Check Out This SlideShare

first_img Interview Dress Code: A Style Guide from talenerWhat other tips do you have for dressing the part on an interview?  Topics: Interviews Every time I find myself interviewing for a job, I feel lost at what to wear. I roughly know the difference between “business casual” and “professional dress,” but when push comes to shove and I’m rifling through my closet to find something appropriate for a company I’ve probably never visited before, I completely blank.But dressing for an interview shouldn’t feel like the hardest part of your interview process. You need to work hard to perfect your resume, nail your phone interview, and impress multiple people in an in-person interview.Where do you see yourself in five years? Take our free quiz here to figure out the next step in your career.Luckily, someone’s come to the rescue to save us all from the interview attire anxiety. Talener, a staffing agency, created the SlideShare presentation below. If you’re curious to find out what the heck “business casual” actually means and get some tips for acing the attire part of your in-person interview, flip through the slides. By the end, you’ll be able focus on what really matters in the interview: showing that you’re the best candidate for the job.center_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Mar 5, 2014 2:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017last_img read more