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Trackers to take ice with young team to start upcoming year

first_imgThe N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers wrapped up their second pre-season camp in preparation for the start of the Northern Alberta Midget Hockey League season. With all the cuts having been made the team will take to the ice with a younger group of players than they have in years past.Head coach Shawn Brinsky said those that took part made the coaching staff think long and hard before the club’s roster was pieced together at the end of the camp.“It came down to having to make some decisions, and a number of players made it difficult for the evaluators. Any time that happens that’s a good thing. I thought kids showed themselves very well. They showed themselves with effort, skill, and character. Players moving forward should be proud of themselves,” he said.- Advertisement -As for the club he expects to have this season, Brinsky said they’ll be a young squad. With that preparation will be key not just in practices translating to games but in the lead up to games and practices as well.“Just understanding the level of compete and effort that’s required in every minute of the practice that carries over into every minute of the game. The reality at this level is that it begins before the practice starts and before the game starts. It’s what they did the day before and the evening before leading to those events,” he stated.The Trackers will open the season on October 2 on the road against Strathcona.Advertisementlast_img read more

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New radio ratings system shakes up dial

first_imgNEW YORK – Radio advertisers who for years complained about the low-tech way of tracking listeners are getting what they asked for and more: Electronic ratings are delivering more accurate counts, but are also upending basic assumptions about the industry. Though the new technology shows more people are tuning in, it also found listening habits to be far different than expected. “Morning drive” isn’t as important as it seemed. And some formats are faring better than others, contributing to several stations switching to higher-rated genres like rock. In Philadelphia and Houston, where Arbitron Inc.’s new audience-measurement gadgets have already replaced paper diaries, the results are causing confusion over how ads are bought and sold. Some radio companies are raising questions about the soundness of the new ratings after shortfalls in the amount of collected data. Broadcasters, who pay for the rating service, say they want to see improvements in the sampling methods before the new system is deployed in New York later this year. It’s due to arrive in other major markets such as Los Angeles and Chicago early next year. But getting enough usable data from the sample pools has been a sticking point. For the past several months the usable sample sizes in both Houston and Philadelphia have fallen below Arbitron’s targets, and the company is having particular difficulty getting young adults to comply with the requirements of wearing the pager all day. Radio companies have butted heads with Arbitron in the past, and many don’t like the fact that the company essentially has a monopoly on the ratings business. What’s more, the new ratings cost about 65 percent more than the old ones, giving broadcasters even more reason to insist that the targets on the sample sizes are met. For advertisers, the new ratings are a mixed blessing. On the one hand they’ve been demanding to see more accurate audience data, but now many assumptions about radio listening are being challenged. Chris Caldwell, a media buyer at the Houston-based agency Briggs & Caldwell, says that the “morning drive” time slot isn’t as highly rated under the electronic system as it was before, and weekend listening is much stronger than most people believed. “Our radio budget hasn’t changed, but the way we disperse that radio budget has,” Caldwell said. Early results from Philadelphia and Houston are already shaking up the way radio ads are bought and sold, and have revealed several things about radio listenership that even caught industry veterans off guard. The biggest difference is that far more people listen to the radio than had previously been understood. Blaise Howard, general manager at WBEB-FM in Philadelphia, said he was “taken aback” to discover that nearly every station in that city roughly doubled the size of their total listenership under the new ratings system. That statistic should be music to the ears of broadcasters – but there’s more: The system also shows that people tend to switch channels a lot more than was known, and that the total time listening per person is down, resulting in lower ratings at many stations. Most advertising is sold based on a station’s ratings during a given day, and in many cases those figures are lower. That leaves many broadcasters having to defend their current prices to advertisers. “Business is not that good,” Howard says, but he also says things are looking up as ad sales people and advertisers adjust to the new ratings and as upgrades to the system come through. Among other things, the new ratings also showed that men tend to spend more time listening to radio than women; working people more than those who don’t work; people listen to more radio stations than they had reported in the past; and mainstream formats such as rock, country and soft rock fared better than they had under the diary method. Those preferences have already contributed to several programming changes in Philadelphia and New York, each of which had two stations flip to rock or oldies formats in the past few months. Formats aimed at blacks and Hispanics didn’t fare as well.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’ve got to keep Arbitron’s feet to the fire to make sure this transition is as smooth as possible,” says Dan Halyburton, market manager for three stations in New York owned by Emmis Communications Corp. Arbitron says those issues are being sorted out. The stakes are high. Radio is still a $20 billion business that depends almost entirely on advertising, and that pie isn’t growing. The radio business is now being challenged by iPods, online radio and satellite radio, and the Internet also provides advertisers with a far more specific accounting of who’s seeing which ads where, something advertisers value highly and want to see replicated in other media. The old pencil-and-paper diary method of measuring radio audiences has been in place since the 1960s and is now widely seen as outdated, partly since it relies on listeners’ recollections of what they heard during a particular week rather than what they were actually exposed to. Arbitron, which also runs the diary ratings, has been working on electronic measurement since 1992. Under the new system, Arbitron enlists a panel in each city to carry around a pager-like device called a Portable People Meter that picks up audio codes embedded in radio broadcasts but can’t be heard by humans. At the end of the day, the listener returns the pager to a dock that recharges the battery and downloads the information, which is sent to Arbitron electronically. Arbitron then crunches the data from the panel into ratings for each station. last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: LIFFORD AC NOTES

first_imgThanks to everyone who has registered so far for our 3 Race Series.We’ve 10 days to go to the first race of the series in St.Johnston/Carrigans. With many phone calls, emails and information requests, it looks like the numbers that attended at the same race last year will be easily surpassed. Everyone is welcome whether they walk, jog or run, and with a 1 mile race added for younger athletes why not make it a healthy start to the day for all the family.Each race in the series starts at 10am, with registration from 9am. If you are thinking of coming along, why not enter your details on line at www.liffordac.com/road-races and have a race number pre-allocated, and no queuing on the morning of the race.Remember, we have a prize fund of over €1,000 for the category winners at the end of the 3 Race Series, with entry only €5 per race and €3 for the mile. A larger range of race categories is also on offer this year, giving a greater number of people the opportunity to challenge for our race prizes.If you were there at our first race in St. Johnston/Carrigans last year, I have attached the race times in alphabetical order, so you have a benchmark time for improving on in 10 days time. Any queries, please email or call me on 086-6007847.ATHLETICS: LIFFORD AC NOTES was last modified: January 11th, 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:Lifford AC noteslast_img read more

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DONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF RENEGING ON PROMISE OVER PAEDOPHILES

first_imgA DONEGAL child sex abuse victim has launched a campaign to have paedophiles electronically tagged on their release from prison, accusing Taoiseach Enda Kenny of reneging on a promise he made when in opposition.Derek Mulligan was a victim of notorious abuser Michael Ferry who is serving a 14-year sentence for attacks on him and three others.Ferry abused his victims at an Irish language college based at Ardscoil Mhuire in Gaoth Dobhair. His abuse continued after a previous conviction for sex attacks on another teenager. Mr Mulligan wants paedophiles tagged and put through polygraphs – lie detector tests to see what danger they pose to children.He says he has written to local TD Pearse Doherty in the hope he will raise the issue in the Dail.Here’s what Derek has written for Donegal Daily:“110 sex offenders that get out of prison every year and a lie detector test and tagging is need as a matter of urgency. The lie detector test will prevent the DPP from not allowing a case to go to the courts and giving no explanation while a victim spends almost 2 years waiting for the DPP outcome. Throughout that time that victim is living on ledge then they are told they will never have their day in court or rightfully get there justice they so truly deserve.How many other people go through this on a daily basis you have to ask yourself ? After they do the hardest thing they will ever have to do in there lives and that is to come forward and tell their nightmare to the Garda, then often not to be believed by the DPP and to make matters worse given no explanation as to why? What must they feel when their abuser walks free? My heart goes out to the many who have lost their lives because of the lack of care shown by our justice system! We pick the suffering up – we don’t kick them when there already down asking for help.With a lie detector test in place many questions can be asked.They can’t lie when asked the question. Do you no any other child molesters in your area? Did you abuse this child? Have you abused any more children that you have not yet admitted to? It can also be used in conjunction with new cases where the victim is not believed and the abuser pleads his innocence. Speeding up the procedure of the courts. Also not giving the abuser four years off a sentence for pleading guilty.We need to fight this justice system to protect our country’s children from these beasts something as simple as this can save a family from losing their child through suicide. Are we really up to date with the technology that can save lives?  Haven’t enough lives been destroyed in this country because of abuse? Are we going continue to be trampled on by a system that’s failing us or are we as parents, guardians going to stand up for what we believe in and do the right thing for those who are crying out for help?On electronic tagging it will unsure the safety of our children from these beasts that are free to roam wherever they chose with no boundaries put in place. The Gardai don’t even know how many of these beasts are living in their own areas. Children aren’t safe and we are here to protect their innocence yet every day that goes by another child cry’s out for help ! It’s not just our government letting these children down it us most of all for sitting back and doing nothing!!Still Enda Kenny refuses to realise the the seriousness of the situation. Almost 3 years on after Enda himself said it was a matter of urgency to get electronic tagging brought in as part of his plan for government nothing has been done.It will cost 21 euro per head for the tagging of every sex offender per week, not much considering the life of a child. The Garda have sex offenders registers – but they cannot monitor their movements 24/7. Tagging can.Something must be done. Something must be done to save more children from abuse. It is a disgrace that this issue is not being taken seriously by our State.”********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports WebsiteFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyDONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF RENEGING ON PROMISE OVER PAEDOPHILES was last modified: February 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:derek mulliganDONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF RENEGING ON PROMISE OVER PAEDOPHILESgaoth doblast_img read more

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Matchup is work in progress

first_img Willingham first became Stanford’s head coach in 1995, but he said the inequality is not something he’s discussed for only the past 10 years. “We’ve been talking about this for 300 years,” Willingham said. “If you go back to origin of our country and talk about slavery coming forward. “It’s no different than some of the religious battles other groups have had to fight. There will always be many different battles, and this is one of those. Does that make it right? No, but it’s something that’s out there and you have to fight through it.” They would just like to coach, however unrealistic that is. Just get their programs when they want them to be, teach their players to be good young men, to be the best football players they can be, to help them graduate. There were hired to lead programs, not movements. “It is what it is,” Dorrell said. “Whatever perception it’s made to be, it has to be. I know I’m not carrying any other flag but UCLA’s flag. I’m trying to build this program to the stature it’s capable of being. That’s my goal. It’s not that I’m concerned about anything other than accomplishing what I need to here. “Now if a byproduct happens because I’m black and having success and it gives other people opportunities to do those things, then great.” Black head football coaches have met precious few times in the college ranks. “Well, that probably hasn’t happened as much as two white coaches,” Dorrell said. According to statistics provided by the NCAA, Saturday will mark the 12th meeting of Division 1-A programs led by two African-American head coaches. Willingham will have been involved in three of them, coaching Stanford against San Jose State and Fritz Hill in 2001 and Notre Dame against Michigan State and Bobby Williams in 2002. Now he’ll be part of a little Pac-10 history, however belated. “I think anytime you have firsts, it’s always significant,” Willingham said. “But it does point, hopefully, to a problem we will be curing at some point. That you’ll be able to see a day when it’s more based on their abilities.” There has been more tangible progress for blacks elsewhere. There are currently six head black coaches in the NFL. Yet in the collegiate ranks, an unseen, shameful barrier remains. The NFL requires that minorities are interviewed for head-coaching positions. Willingham is not enthralled with the prospect of requiring that NCAA schools follow suit. “I don’t think you accomplish anything necessarily with legislation,” he said. “A forced move on people’s part usually doesn’t work well. When we have taxation forced on us, most of us want to rebel to some degree. “The thing is we just have to have an open mind about letting the best man be able to do the job. If the best man happens to be an African-American, it should be a joy for us to have him involved in the system. If the best man is not an African-American, it should be a joy to have that individual in the system. It’s just giving the best man an opportunity.” So simple in theory, so agonizingly slow and difficult to execute. Dorrell and Willingham know each other, but are not particularly close. Dorrell said while coaching receivers for the Denver Broncos he wrote Willingham to congratulate him for his first-season success at Notre Dame; Willingham wrote back. “I have a great deal of respect for him,” Dorrell said. Now they will meet for the first time as head coaches. Maybe some day it won’t be noteworthy that they’re both black. Regrettably, in 2005, it still is. They might take great pride in their part of making conference history, if their attention wasn’t so focused elsewhere. “I hadn’t thought about it that way,” Dorrell said. He would rather not have reason to, but how distressing the times say he still does. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com. Saturday’s game between Tyrone Willingham’s Washington team and Karl Dorrell’s UCLA squad will be the 12th time black head coaches at Division I-A programs have squared off: Sept. 24, 1988 UNLV (Wayne Nunnely) 26, Ohio (Cleve Bryant) 18 Sept. 9, 1993 Temple (Ron Dickerson) 31, Eastern Michigan (Ron Cooper) 28 Nov. 18, 1995 Louisville (Ron Cooper) 57, North Texas (Matt Simon) 14 Nov. 9, 1996 Oklahoma (John Blake) 27, Oklahoma St. (Bob Simmons) 17 Sept. 27, 1997 Oklahoma (John Blake) 35, Louisville (Ron Cooper) 14 Nov. 8, 1997 North Texas (Matt Simon) 26, New Mexico St. (Tony Samuel) 15 Nov. 8, 1997 Oklahoma St. (Bob Simmons) 30, Oklahoma (John Blake) 7 Oct. 24, 1998 Oklahoma St. (Bob Simmons) 46, Oklahoma (John Blake) 26 Sept. 4, 1999 Oklahoma St. (Bob Simmons) 24, La.-Lafayette (Jerry Baldwin) 7 Dec. 1, 2001 Stanford (Tyrone Willingham) 41, San Jose St. (Fitz Hill) 14 Sept. 21, 2002 Notre Dame (Tyrone Willingham) 21, Michigan St. (Bobby Williams) 17 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 When Dorrell took the job at UCLA three years ago, he was one of five black head coaches. This does not qualify as progress. The numbers scream inequity. The numbers tell a tale more simply than Dorrell or Willingham or anyone ever could. Both seem somewhat reluctant to even address the issue. “I don’t think I’m in this profession because I’m black and because I got affirmative action to get this job,” Dorrell said. “That’s not why we’re here. There are a number of things that get blown out of proportion, and I’m sure he’d say the same thing. “I’m proud that I’m representing the minority coaches trying to do the things that I’ve been fortunate to do, but I don’t want to take any further than that. “There are a lot of great minority coaches just waiting for the opportunity to become a head coach and they’ll get their opportunities. But sadly enough, it depends on the success that we have.” They can’t pretend it’s not there. They would much rather it wasn’t, of course, that the entire subject was no longer worthy of questions and comments and unease. UCLA’s Karl Dorrell and Washington’s Tyrone Willingham will lead their schools into the Rose Bowl on Saturday, chipping away at one small piece of history. center_img It will mark the first time two African-American Pacific-10 Conference head football coaches face each other. That this would be historic in 2005 makes it almost as troubling as Dorrell and Willingham actually representing two-thirds of all head black coaches – out of 118 Division 1-A programs. Sylvester Croom of Mississippi State is the other. last_img read more

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HARPS MAKE HISTORY AWAY TO SHAMS IN FIRST GAME AT TALLAGHT

first_imgFinn Harps play their first competitive game of the season away from Finn Park on Sunday afternoon next when they make the trip to the capital to take on Shamrock Rovers’ second string at Tallaght Stadium (kick-off 3pm).The game will mark Harps’ first ever senior game in Tallaght and also a first of four games against the Rovers ‘B’ squad who become the first club in Ireland to field two teams in the League of Ireland in the same season.Regardless of the controversy in some quarters that surrounded the decision of the League to allow a club to field two teams, Harps will make the trip to Tallaght on Sunday hoping to build on last weekend’s results in the League and Cup at Finn Park. And with Rovers having the ability to include up to four of their first-team squad in Sunday’s team, Harps boss Ollie Horgan knows the task that faces his team will be a tough one.“We have a hugely difficult game ahead of us on Sunday,” said boss Horgan as he prepares for his first away game in charge of Harps.“They have a very talented young team in Shamrock Rovers and when you add in a few of their professional players from the first team from Friday nights Premier League game, they will present a very difficult proposition on what is a massive pitch at Tallaght.”Horgan got his tenure as boss off to a decent start with a scoreless draw against Waterford United at Finn Park last Friday night and followed it up with a 3-2 victory over Cockhill Celtic in the League Cup three days later. “I had mixed thoughts after Friday’s game,” said Horgan. “I was disappointed with the first half performance and we were lucky not to have been behind at half time.“But I was much happier with the effort in second half. Although the best chance on the night fell to Paddy Barrett for Waterford, we also could have sneaked it with chances that fell to Ruairi Keating and Sean McCarron.“I was delighted to get a win on Monday night. Cockhill caused us a lot of problems especially from set pieces. We knew going into the game it would be difficult and it proved to be.”Although he can be pleased with the efforts of his charges in the first weekend of games, Horgan knows there is still much work to do over the coming weeks and months.“There is still room for a lot of improvement,” commented Horgan. “There was nothing hugely impressive from the first two games although we showed a little bit of bottle that can be worked on. “There is still a lot to work on. The amount of free kicks we gave away, especially in the Cockhill game, and indeed defending them is something we can learn from. We still need to be sharper on the second ball but hopefully that will come as players gain more match sharpness.”Harps have a number of injury worries ahead of the trip to Dublin. Kevin McHugh and Gareth Harkin are both having trouble with their hamstring. Damien McNulty has a virus while Josh Mailey is struggling with a calf injury. All four sat on the League Cup win over Cockhill.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TEAM NEWS Suspended: None.Doubtful: Kevin McHugh (hamstring), Damien McNulty (virus), Gareth Harkin (hamstring) and Josh Mailey (calf)Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-L-W-D-D (5 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2014Ruairi Keating – 1 (in League Cup)Sean McCarron – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2014 (Finn Harps scorers in brackets)10-Mar-2014 – LC – Finn Harps 3-2 Cockhill Celtic (McCarron, O’Donnell o.g., Keating)07-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford UnitedLg = SSE Airtricity League, First Division. LC = EA Sports League CupHARPS MAKE HISTORY AWAY TO SHAMS IN FIRST GAME AT TALLAGHT was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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:finn harpsShamrock Rovers BTallaght Stadiumlast_img read more

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KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON!

first_imgA Kerry-born school principal has told her husband to go to the All-Ireland Final alone – because she believes Donegal are going to be given a lesson in football.Fiona Farry, who is principal at Cloughfin National School, is a staunch fan of The Kingdom having been born in Castleisland.And because Kerry have won the Sam Maguire so many times, she thinks it’s only right that her husband Gerry Farry should attend Croke Park tomorrow. Ms Farry isn’t getting away easily! Pics copyright of Northwest Newspix“I told him to run along but he is wasting his time as Kerry are going to bring back Sam.“He wouldn’t listen to me but he’ll be the one on a wasted journey come Sunday afternoon,” laughed Fiona.The popular teacher proudly wore her Kerry jersey into school yesterday but was hugely outnumbered by her Donegal pupils as well as staff Maria McGinley, Shauna Kirk and Sandra Stewart.“We had great craic. The kids really got into it and we had great fun. “I hope they’re still smiling when Kerry goes home to The Kingdom on Sunday,” laughed Fiona.Some of the pupils’ handy artwork. KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON! was last modified: September 20th, 2014 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:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalFiona FarryGAAlast_img read more

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Perceived Risks and Real Threats

first_imgIf you fear losing and avoiding taking the necessary actions to win believing you might put an opportunity at risk, your lack of action is what is most likely to cause you to lose the opportunity.If you are overconfident, believing you have already won the deal and there is no chance of a negative outcome, that overconfidence will blind you to the real dangers and increase the likelihood of a loss.Underestimating your competitor because you believe them to be inferior in salesmanship or solution is to disrespect them and increase your risk of losing to them.Believing that some people are not important enough for your time and attention can create a resentment that mobilizes a force of people who actively work against you and the opportunity you are pursuing.Leaving concerns unaddressed allows those same concerns to take root and spread to others on your client’s team, making something that you might have resolved into something that eliminates your chances.Going forward with a presentation without having done the work to ensure that is the right answer exposes you to the downside risk of proposing something your client can refuse.Letting a small problem grow unabated creates a larger problem later, and if it was too difficult to solve the smaller problem, the larger one will cost you more in time, money, and trust.An inability to justify the delta between your price and your competitor’s price reduces the likelihood and ability of your client to defend your pricing inside their company, while making it easier to choose another.Not asking for a clarification when you are not certain you understand what your client is communicating leads to mistakes that cause the loss of an opportunity (or client) later.Those who do the difficult things that others avoid reap the rewards that others are denied. 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 Nowlast_img read more

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How to win £10 million with your research

first_imgSolving one of the key medical problems of our time could earn you £10 million—and you’ve got 5 years to do it. The 2014 Longitude Prize, a new British award aimed at stimulating innovation, will go to whomever can “create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.”The challenge was selected by the British public in a vote from six candidate themes, previously chosen by a panel led by astronomer Martin Rees. The results of the monthlong vote were announced yesterday on the BBC’s One Show (video here); the other five candidates were research challenges concerning dementia, paralysis, water, food, and flight.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The prize—one of many such research awards to be announced in recent years—is a modern version of the £20,000 Longitude Prize, offered by the British government for a simple method to determine a ship’s longitude at sea in 1714. It was awarded 51 years later to John Harrison for developing his chronometer. Money for the 2014 version comes from the innovation charity Nesta and the government-funded Technology Strategy Board.The selection is welcome news to scientists working in the field of antibiotics. “Identifying innovative and ground breaking solutions to the problems of antimicrobial resistance are not only needed but are essential,” said Nicholas Brown, president of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, in a statement issued today. “The Longitude Prize is a high profile opportunity to ensure the issue of antimicrobial resistance stays high on all agenda—healthcare, public and political.”Nesta and the Longitude Committee will now finalize the criteria for awarding the money; entries are welcome starting this fall.last_img read more

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