first_imgA highly-oranised gang of roaming copper bandits has stolen one thousand metres of high grade Eircom phone lines.More than €10,000 of cabling has been stolen in biggest raid to date.The raid, which took place at four different locations, happened last weekend.In what is one of the most serious attack ever on the communications system in Donegal, cable worth more than €10,000 was taken on the Milford to Carrigart road at four different locations. The robbery is the latest but most serious incident which has seen copper cabling stolen on at least a DOZEN different occasions over the past four years.Eircom engineers told the Tirconail Tribune that sophisticated cutting equipment would have taken hours to cut down the cabling.In one instance close to Cranford some 500 metres was taken: further down the road 250 metres were cut out and a stay across the road to stabilise the system was also slashed to pieces in what is described as a highly dangerous operation for any passing motorists.Elsewhere near Sweeney’s Filling Station at Devlinreagh a further 100 metres was removed while close to the junction with the road into the Harry Blaney Bridge a further 150 metres was taken. Eircom officials say this is the most serious incident yet and phone subscribers are struggling in many isolated areas to keep in touch with their families.There had been a noted decline in cable theft but this returned in July with another spate of robberies.A total of 1,500 metres of cable was taken during different raids at a number of locations including, Fanad, Drumbarnett,  Glenveagh, Drumkeen, Mongorry Hill and Rahan on the outskirts of Letterkenny.Only a year earlier the copper bandits struck three times in four daysin the community in Fanad.While it is claimed there is an active Garda operation ongoing, thepublic seems not to be aware of this and the thefts continue unabated. Some now are questioning the extent of the investigation as more and more people continue to find themselves cut off for periods of time because of the thefts.COPPER BANDITS STEAL 1,000 METRES OF CABLE IN BIGGEST HEIST YET was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:CarrigartcopperGardaiMilfordtelephone cable stolenthieveslast_img read more

Brentford youngsters beat QPR

first_imgBrentford’s B team beat QPR’s development side 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon.All the goals came in the first half at the Bees’ Osterley training ground, where Manny Onariase, Herson Alves and Justin Shaibu found the net.Onariase blasted in the opener on 12 minutes after being found at the far post by Zain Westbrooke’s cross.Lukas Talbro crossed for Alves to score the second shortly before Chris Mepham set up Shaibu for the third.It meant another heavy defeat for Rangers, who were beaten 6-2, 4-1 and 6-1 in their previous three Under-23 matches. See also:QPR youngsters beat Crystal PalaceDon’t despair – QPR’s youth system is beginning to work againQPR youngsters lose to Sheffield UnitedThree consecutive heavy defeats for QPR youngstersCall-ups for QPR’s Wszolek and WashingtonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Wordless Wednesday – Military and America Saves Week

first_imgIn honor of Military Saves and America Saves Week, we share this video and ask what are you saving for?This post was uploaded by Anne Adrian, Social Media Strategist for the Military Families Learning Network.last_img

10 Reasons Social Selling Is Failing

first_imgSocial Selling isn’t living up to its promise. Those promises have been exaggerated and oversold. Social selling is failing.Lack of Content: Your social selling program isn’t going to work without content. You may want to make noise on the social channels, and you may want attention. You can’t have attention without content. Salespeople without content are unarmed.Link Bait Content Isn’t Content: You see some social gurus and sales experts writing provocative content. If it’s not link bait, it’s comment bait designed to drive engagement simply by being provocative. If you want attention from your peer group, you’ll get it. You are not, however, gaining engaged prospects.Content Doesn’t Compel Change: Infographics are really neat. So are inspirational images. And quotes. But they do absolutely nothing to explain to your dream client what’s going on in their world, why they are plagued with dissonance, and why they should change.Too Great a Reliance on Content to Drive Leads: Content marketing is not going to generate enough leads for you to make your number unless you are the rare exception,  a thought leader with an earned following. Inbound marketing isn’t supposed to provide you with 100 percent of your leads, plus the amount you need to make your number.Too Much Faith That Connecting Is Enough: You need to open relationships. You can do that on the social web. The barrier for someone to accept your LinkedIn connection request might now be lower than a friend request on Facebook. Prospecting means asking for a meeting.Too Much Time Spent on Social Channels: It is a complete and utter Time suck. Perhaps the greatest time suck and distraction in the history of mankind, approaching levels that exceed television. It is critical that you use the tools. And then it is critical that you set the tools down and do the work you really need to do. If you believe social is urgent and important, you are making a mistake.Belief That Social Replaces Traditional Approaches: Social fails when it is used as a replacement for the traditional approaches. You InMail isn’t prospecting. It is approaching  spammy.Activities Are Not Strategic: Sharing other people’s content is great. Liking and commenting is great, too. Posting status updates can be a great way to share with people you are connected to on social. It just isn’t strategic. If what you are doing doesn’t create value for your prospects and clients, it’s not strategic.Lack of an Integrated Approach and Campaigns: What story are you telling with what you publish and share? What is the end goal? How is it aligned with a campaign that is a tailored message designed to move your dream clients to a place where they are willing and interested in engaging in a conversation around change?Shift in Platforms Away from B2B: Name all the great social platforms for B2B? If you named SnapChat, you’re just being funny. If you said Instagram, you’re teasing me. LinkedIn is the only platform for professionals, and it looks more like Facebook every day.If salespeople and sales organization are going to use the social tools to generate sales, we’re going to have to do a whole lot better.last_img read more

Jason Perkins hits winner, Phoenix rallies past Magnolia

first_imgPaul Lee nearly won it for the Hotshots after his three-point play gave his team an 87-85 edge with 33.4 ticks to go. Lee and Mark Barroca paced Magnolia with 16 points each.The Hotshots’ woes continued as they took their fourth loss in five games. They are currently in last place after coming off a championship run in the 2018 Governors’ Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “This is the kind of win that we want to see where we show our character,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas in Filipino.The sweet-shooting forward got free in the right corner after the Hotshots opted to double Matthew Wright in the right wing. Wright, who had given the Fuel Masters their first taste of the lead with under a minute remaining after trailing by 17 in the second period, saw his open teammate and set up the game winner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPerkins, the reigning Rookie of the Year, finished with 12 points and seven rebounds while Wright had 14 points, five rebounds and six assists.Calvin Abueva, who just bagged the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation, continued his stellar play with game-highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead Phoenix, which climbed to 8-1 and moved a win away from securing a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Cherry Rondina’s calmer approach works in UST win over La Salle LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix forward Jason Perkins celebrates after making the go-ahead triple to beat Magnolia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJason Perkins hit the game-winning triple as league-leading Phoenix rallied to stun Magnolia, 89-87, and close in on a top two spot in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Perkins knocked down the go-ahead 3-pointer, 88-87, in front of his team’s bench with 19.1 seconds left to complete the Fuel Masters’ comeback from 17 points down.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View commentslast_img read more

NYK Line Swings to Profit

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) wrapped up the first six months of the fiscal year 2018 with a net income of JPY 6.29 billion (USD 55.5 million), compared to a net loss of JPY 231.8 billion posted in the same period last year.From April 1, 2017, to September 30, 2017, consolidated revenues amounted to JPY 1.06 trillion, up from JPY 928.5 billion seen in the same period of the previous fiscal year.As explained, conditions in the maritime shipping market were positive overall during the first half of the fiscal year and the results exceeded the company’s previous forecast.In the container shipping market, shipping traffic was brisk along transpacific routes, but not enough to compensate for an increase in total shipping capacity for trades overall following the reorganization of alliances and commissioning of extra vessels by some shipping companies. Consequently, the upswing in spot freight rates largely came to a standstill. Meanwhile, robust demand for freight shipments along European shipping routes supported favorable conditions in the market, the company said.The NYK Group said it worked to limit fleet and operating costs by continuing efforts to boost cargo-loading efficiency, switch to new highly fuel-efficient vessels with capacity for 14,000 TEU, and optimize vessel assignment and economic performance in accordance with the circumstances of shipping routes.Meanwhile, overall handling volume at container terminals in Japan and around the world increased year on year. Owing to these factors, results in the liner trade segment as a whole improved substantially, with the segment posting a profit and higher revenues than in the same period of the previous fiscal year.As previously announced, NYK Line decided to integrate its container shipping business (including its terminal business outside Japan) with those of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). Following the integration, Ocean Network Express (ONE) was established as an operating company in Singapore on July 7, 2017. Preparations are currently underway for ONE to commence services from April 1, 2018.What is more, the group took advantage of robust demand for automobile shipments to North America, Europe and Asia by assigning vessels to those regions. As a result, the total number of new vehicles it shipped by sea increased, when compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year. In Europe, shipments by the group’s LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier continued to be steady.In the dry bulk shipping market, cargo volume of iron ore, coal, and grains was up, but excess tonnage was not fully canceled out as more new ships were commissioned than the number of vessels scrapped. Nonetheless, the market continued to recover moderately after bottoming out in the second half of the previous fiscal year, according to the company.In the liquid transport market, conditions worsened across the board compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year, as the commissioning of new very large crude carriers (VLCCs) put strong pressure on supply despite brisk shipping traffic. However, NYK was able to secure “favorable conditions” in long-term contracts, providing a stable source of earnings from its fleet of LNG tankers.In addition, the group said that its operations of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, drill ships and shuttle tankers contributed substantially to its offshore business.“Although demand in the container shipping market is projected to decline in the second half, which is the slack season, shipping traffic is expected to remain stable for both transpacific and European shipping routes,” NYK said in its forecast of full-year consolidated financial results.“The dry bulk shipping market is forecast to continue recovering moderately, supported by brisk shipping traffic. The liquid transport market is forecast to recover from the third quarter of the fiscal year when it enters a period of demand for shipments by tankers, and the company expects to continue securing stable profits from its LNG tanker and offshore businesses,” the company continued.“In the automobile transport market, NYK Line will take advantage of strong demand for shipments originating from Japan and mainly bound for Europe and North America, while working to boost profitability and optimize shipping efficiency,” NYK concluded.Separately, NYK revealed decision to acquire the common stock of Yusen Logistics through a tender offer in an effort to make Yusen a fully owned subsidiary of the group. The tender offer period is from November 1, 2017, to December 14, 2017.Image Courtesy: NYK Linelast_img read more