BAAC hosts annual meeting

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Annual Batesville Area Arts Council meetings was held last evening at the Sherman. Award winners this year are President’s Award: Andrea Gillman, Business Award: Curtis Gillman, Volunteer Award: Dogger Dickey, and Arts in Education Award: Rachael Berkemeier.last_img

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GAA: MCGEE MAJOR DOUBT FOR IRISH INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES

first_imgGAA: Neil McGee is a major doubt for the forthcoming Irish International Rules Series against Australia after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. McGee started for Gaoth Dobhair as they faced local rivals Dungloe in Division One of the All-County League this afternoon.However, the Donegal star was forced off after ten minutes after he suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury. McGee has been dogged by injuries since he was hospitalized after Donegal’s defeat to Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter-final.It now looks unlikely he will feature for Joe Kernan’s Irish side against Australia next month.Michael Murphy made himself unavailable for the squad saying he wanting to rest over the winter in order to be fresh for Donegal’s league campaign.It looks likely now that Patrick McBrearty will be Donegal’s sole representative on the Ireland side. GAA: MCGEE MAJOR DOUBT FOR IRISH INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES was last modified: October 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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Chelsea v Tottenham line-ups: Costa & Hazard on bench, youngster starts, Spurs man out

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesDiego Costa and Eden Hazard were both left on the bench for Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley.Willian continues his record of starting in every FA Cup game so Pedro retains his place and Michy Batshuayi replaces Costa up front.Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is fit having missed the defeat against Manchester United with an ankle injury, but centre-back Gary Cahill misses out.Cahill is ruled out after being treated for gastroenteritis so Nathan Ake starts, while left wing-back Marcos Alonso is fit after a stomach bugTottenham are without regular FA Cup goalkeeper Michel Worm who has a knee injury, so Hugo Lloris plays.Full-back Danny Rose also misses out because of a knee injury so Kieran Trippier plays. Harry Kane starts up front having recently returned from injury.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Ake; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro.Subs: Begovic, Zouma,Terry, Chalobah, Fabregas, Hazard, Costa.Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Dyer, Alderweireld, Vertongen, Wanyama, Dembele, Son, Eriksen, Dele, Kane.Subs: Lopez, Davies, Walker, Wimmer, Sissoko, Nkoudou, Janssen.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Jon Gruden will never get over the Tuck Rule Game. Will you?

first_imgMOBILE, Ala. — It’s been almost two decades. Seventeen years and four days to exact. And Jon Gruden’s frustration, anger, whatever you want to call it, has not wavered.He’ll never get over the Tuck Rule Game. Would you?Everyone knows the tale: Charles Woodson knocking the ball loose from Tom Brady’s right hand in the 2001 AFC Divisional Round with the Raiders up 13-10 and 1:50 remaining in the driving snow. Greg Biekert pouncing on the loose ball. The Raiders thinking they had sealed a trip …last_img

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Live NBA Draft updates: What will Warriors do Thursday night?

first_imgWhat will the Warriors do in the NBA Draft? Follow the draft Thursday night beginning at 4:30 p.m. and get the latest news and analysis from our reporters and other experts.This draft takes on added significance for the Warriors, who will be without both Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant for at least a large portion of next season, whether they both re-sign or not. The Warriors will need to add a shooter, but will they do it Thursday or wait until free agency begins?To view the live draft …last_img

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SMS for better sugar crops

first_img23 August 2005Innovative use of cellular technology is helping small-scale sugar farmers in northern KwaZulu-Natal to improve their crops.A pilot project is bringing the advantages of technology to small-scale farmers and, at the same time, making the most efficient use of their scarce water resources.Weather data are recorded automatically and sent to the South African Sugar Research Institute’s Mount Edgecombe base. A web-based crop simulation model, My Canesim, is then used to estimate the amount of soil water available to the crop in each field of sugarcane.The system then decides whether irrigation should continue, be stopped, or resume. This advice is automatically sent to individual farmers by SMS.Farmer Dlokwakhe Mthembu recieves an SMS, in Zulu, each Wednesday advising him on an irrigation strategy for the week ahead.The system was implemented on a limited scale in the Bivane irrigation project, near Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal, during 2004/05. Cane growth, irrigation, rainfall and soil water of the fields were monitored to evaluate the system.Initially sceptical, the farmers involved in the pilot study were convinced when concepts were explained and delivery methods adjusted to accommodate them. The six selected growers have closely followed the advice, and indications are that excellent yields will be achieved.“The computer programme itself is not a new concept,” South African Sugar Association (SASA) researcher Abraham Singles told Engineeering News. “But we think this is the first time we have been able to give farm-specific advice.”Mthembu was one of the first small-scale farmers to use the technology, and though he admits an initial scepitism, is now a keen advocate. He farms 10 hectares of sugar cane in Bivane, and delivers to Illovo Sugar’s Pongola Mill. He expects to return higher yields, and a better cane quality, than the Pongola Mill average.Mthembu is one of about 45 000 small-scale growers in KwaZulu-Natal who could benefit from such a scheme. The extension service is one of the results of a joint venture between SASA and the provincial department of agriculture.“I think this must take off – it’s so simple,” SASA chairman and commercial sugar farmer Rodger Stewart told Reuters.“It saves water, it saves costs. A lot of commercial farmers have their own programmes on their computers to do this, but here the model is much more sophisticated.”Southafrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Geocaching.com Presents: Cachers of Steel

first_imgCachers of Steel: Cachin’s the Fashion[vsw id=”adp2jMfGQdI” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]This April 1st begins a new day in your geocaching life. Unlock new geocaching moves that will dramatically increase your find count, give you a leg up on FTFs, and have you signing more TFTCs. From the makers of the (not very) popular Geocaching.com Hamster videos, watch Cachers of Steel: Cachin’s the Fashion. Discover the all-new fitness craze that’s inspired by the world’s favorite outdoor hobby. You’ll learn new tricks of the trade with Cachers of Steel that include Ammo Can Deadlifts and Muggle Ducking, even watch an exclusive interview with Signal! This workout is guaranteed to have you FTFing, TFTCing, using your TOTTs like a pro—you’ll never forget to BYOP again!Order at Shop Geocaching NOW!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”The Weekly Mailer: Working for YouDecember 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Announcing the April 2013 Geocacher of the MonthMay 20, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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The 7 Technology Trends That Will Matter Most To Small Business in 2013

first_imgrieva lesonsky What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Related Posts Tags:#predictions#small business How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culturecenter_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … If 2012 was a year of “wait and see,” for small business technology, 2013 will be a year to “go for it.”One key reason is that small business optimism is already rising. According to the Fall 2012 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, more than half of small business owners project sales will grow in the next year, and almost one-third plan to hire. Just 7% expect sales to drop and only 3% plan to lay off employees. And entrepreneurs typically believe they’re local economies are doing better than the nation as a whole. (That can’t be true for everyone, of course, but it still speaks to increasing optimism.)That’s not all. Some 45% of business owners in a recent Kauffman survey believe consumer demand will grow in 2013. Record sales over Black Friday weekend sales suggest consumers have “frugality fatigue” and are ready to spend again. Consumer debt is falling, the housing market is improving, and even the job market is showing signs of recovery-all of which could increase consumer spending by 3.5% by late 2013, according to Moody’s Analytics. With pent-up demand for everything from housing to personal services to travel, there will be plenty of opportunity for small businesses who aren’t afraid to seize it.As always, though, technology trends will make a big difference in determining which businesses will be most successful. Here’s what to look for:1. Death of the desktop? Mobility will increasingly change how we do business. Already, according to The Mobility Edge: CDW’s 2012 Small Business Mobility Report, 36% of small business IT managers say some of their employees have replaced a desktop or laptop computer with a smartphone or tablet. An additional 20% predict even more employees will do so by 2014. Adoption of tablets in the workplace is projected to grow a whopping 117% by then, while smartphone adoption at work will surge 33%. Smart entrepreneurs will tap into mobile’s potential to work faster, more efficiently and more effectively.2. Understanding your tech options will be critical. While small businesses recognize the opportunity technology presents, they’re often confused about how best to implement it. In a Techaisle study, 54% of small and midsized businesses say their technology “pain points” have increased in the last three years, and that they’re most mystified by cloud computing, virtualization, business intelligence, remote managed services and marketing automation.3. Competition for talent will get tougher. It’s never been easy for a small business to compete with big-company salaries, perks and bennies, and in 2013 it will become even more difficult, as employees are eager to search for those greener pastures. That’s especially true for technology experts, so small businesses will have to find other ways to meet their tech needs.4. Outsourcing will become an even better option. Freelancers and contractors, on the other hand, will be easier to find. MBO Partners’ second annual State of Independence in America study projects the number of independent workers (contractors, consultants, freelancers or solo-preneurs) will grow from nearly 17 million to 23 million in the next five years. That will make it easier to hire the talent you need on a temporary basis.5. SoLoMo goes shopping. Social/Local/Mobile is becoming the standard way to shop. People shopping on their mobile devices, “showroomg” (use their phones to compare in-store products with prices online), and use local search to find retailers and social media to find products. In a new study from the Advertising Research Foundation, nearly one-third of shoppers said social media affects their choice of brands; meanwhile, a survey by YP says 40% of consumers use local search daily. Making sure your website is optimized for mobile viewing and (if appropriate) developing a mobile app are the bare minimum of what you need to do in 2013.6. Connected millennials – and their moms – matter more than ever. Much of the change in shopping behavior is driven by two key consumer groups: Millennials and moms. Both groups are constantly connected, rely on their friends’ opinions (as well as those of social rating and recommendation sites) and aren’t shy about sharing their own opinions of your business online (and in person). In 2013 it will be more crucial than ever to monitor and reply to what’s being said about your business online.7. Social means more than Facebook. Facebook and Twitter are still the big names in social media, most used by both consumers and businesses. But 2013 could see a shakeup from newer social sites as Pinterest, Tumblr and other visually oriented social media grab the attention of Millennial and younger consumers. And don’t rule out Google+: The site’s unique visitors grew by 80% in 2012, says a report by NM Incite.What are we missing? What do you think will matter most in small business technology in 2013? How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

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Using Nano-Influencers to Promote Your Brand on Social Media

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Today, every average schoolchild knows who influencers are. These are the influential people on Instagram – celebrities who have millions of active followers. The presence of your product in an educational account — means that millions of people will see your item. Many of those people (parents and such) are likely to buy that product or service after the approval of the Insta-authority. This is using nano-influencers to promote your brand on social media.Regardless of all the obvious benefits that advertisements done with influencers may bring you, there are disadvantages too. The first is the price. The bigger the influencer’s audience grows — the more expensive the collaboration becomes. The second is obvious commercialization and loss of sincerity that comes together with fame and influence. More people start considering them fakes and don’t believe them anymore.Besides, a customer of the average income feels difficulties in associating oneself with the rich and famous. This is why recently micro influencers who have less audience were on the top of social media marketing trends. But now there’s a new thing – nano influencers. Who are they and how can they help you with sales?Who Are Nano Influencers?Nano influencer is not a celebrity or a very rich person. It’s an average social media user who has an attractive Instagram account. The number of followers this person has is not big – a thousand or several thousand. How can such a small account be helpful?Usually, such an amount of followers of the average person means that the content is engaging and the person has a certain authority in the local community. Many of their followers are their acquaintances but their accounts may be interesting even for strangers. Nano influencers rarely have the experience of social media marketing but they know how to make their accounts attractive – through attractive pictures, interesting discussions or informative value that meets a certain audience’s group needs. They also know how to use the proper hashtags that increase the visibility of their posts to a wider audience. Such people like to show what they bought, what place they visited and what service they used and they often share their experience with their audience. Reasons to Collaborate with Nano-InfluencersThey dig the interests of your target groupEach brand that sells goods or services should understand what its target audience wants. But who will know it better than a representative of this audience? These are average living people and their needs are close to the needs of other people from your target group. Working with such people may help you be more specific in your targeting, find new horizons to promote your brand and increase sales through social media. They are real and are easier to relate toMaybe with nano influencers, fewer people will see your brand, but there are chances to improve sales and get new committed customers. The example and advice of an average person who tried a product visited some place or went to some holistic health center are helpful to many other average people. They also want to try something that was tried and praised by a nano influencer, because it’s a person who is just like them.They won’t cost you muchSuch people will be glad to receive free products and a small payment. Of course, as their audience grows, their demands will become higher (and this is why micro influencers are losing their relevance) but people with one thousand followers will be happy to help you without a big cost. What Are the Possible Problems?The first thing that makes some marketing specialists feel skeptical about nano influencers is difficulties in tracking the efficiency of such an advertisement strategy.  It’s much easier to track one macro influencer than twenty nano influencers. Studying the efficiency is a very important part of social media marketing that helps develop better selling strategies.The other problem is that you need sponsored posts to contain certain keywords and be written in a certain way that may not always respond to the account’s initial mood and style. There can be also problems with the narrow audience if your goods don’t meet their expectations. However, these problems can be avoided with a smart approach and negotiation with the influencer.Marketing through nano influencers is a new important tool in social media marketing that can really increase your sales. This strategy won’t make your brand famous but will help you find new customers in your local area. Amelia Grant Digital Marketing Jobs in the Government Sector Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Related Posts Tags:#celebrity influencers#Influencers#nano-influencers#social media I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.Our attention to ourselves, to our daily routine and habits, is very important. Things that may seem insignificant, are pieces of a big puzzle called life. I want to encourage people to be more attentive to their well-being, improve every little item of it and become healthier, happier, stronger. All of us deserve that. And I really hope that my work helps to make the world better. last_img read more

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