first_imgAll services provided by Letterkenny General Hospital prior to last month’s flooding disaster will be fully restored.That was the message from Deputy Joe McHugh following discussions at the hospital yesterday afternoon with Bill Maher, Chief Executive of HSE West.“I can confirm today that all services previously provided at Letterkenny General Hospital are to be restored as they were before last month’s flash flooding of the hospital. “This was confirmed to me at a meeting in the hospital yesterday with Mr Bill Maher, CEO of HSE West, and with Seán Murphy, Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital. It has also been confirmed that the planned new endoscopy unit, funding for which was announced in early July, will be put in place as intended prior to the flooding,” said the Fine Gael TD.Deputy McHugh at the hospital with Health Minister James ReillyThe Donegal Deputy said he is confident in the capabilities of hospital management, staff, patients and the community to overcome the enormous challenges that face us over the next nine months.“The task for Letterkenny General Hospital is to deliver high quality health services at a site that will be under refurbishment. This will involve unavoidable disruption for patients and staff, which must be minimised.“I know from speaking with people working in the hospital and from speaking with people in the community, that they do not want a rushed job. It is important that the refurbished building will be fit for purpose, and that last month’s disaster will never happen again. “This work is already underway with design, engineering and architectural teams being appointed. It is also encouraging that local sub-contractors are working on the construction of temporary accommodation for A&E services at the hospital, a number of whom I met at the hospital yesterday,” he added.The Carrigart-based politician also made the point very strongly that the people of Donegal want answers as to why the hospital flooded last month.He said there must be be full accountability and disclosure and that he awaits the independent engineer’s professional assessment.“I also raised public concerns about kitchen services at the hospital. HSE Management assures me that a new state-of-the-art kitchen will be fully constructed.“I am in continuous contact with the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, about the hospital. Minister Reilly has visited Letterkenny General Hospital twice since last month’s disaster, and he is monitoring the situation closely. “It is encouraging for the people of Donegal that existing services will be restored and secured, and that plans to roll out further additional services remain in place.”NO SERVICES WILL BE LOST AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL AFTER FLOODING was last modified: August 16th, 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:deputy joe mchughLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

Donegal man charged over incident at repossessed Roscommon farmhouse

first_imgA DONEGAL man has appeared in court charged with assault, criminal damage and false imprisonment in Roscommon last year.PJ Sweeney, of High Cairn, Ramelton, was before Castlerea District Court yesterday in connection with an incident on December 16, 2018 at a repossessed farmhouse in Falsk, Strokestown. Sweeney was one of four men in court yesterday.Sweeney was charged previously with violent disorder. Yesterday, he was charged with assault, criminal damage and false imprisonment. Sweeney also faced one charge of cruelty to a dog under the Animal Welfare act. A public order charge against Sweeney was withdrawn.Martin O’Toole, from Stripe, Irishtown, Claremorris, Paul Beirne, of Croghan, Boyle, and David Lawlor, of 5, Brookhaven, Blanchardstown, Dublin, were also before the court. Judge Deirdre Gearty remanded all four on bail with strict conditions to appear again at a sitting of the district court in Castlerea on 20 December.Donegal man charged over incident at repossessed Roscommon farmhouse was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Castlerea District CourtPJ SweeneyRameltonroscommonStrokestownlast_img read more

Hertl skates, but status for game vs. Minnesota Wild remains uncertain

first_imgSAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl’s availability for Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Wild will be decided later in the day as the Sharks look to close out their four-game homestand on a positive note.Hertl left Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers with a head injury and missed practice on Monday. But he skated Tuesday morning and he said he felt better than he did the day before.“We’ll see how I feel after today’s skate,” Hertl said. “I don’t know if it’s tonight or the next game, but …last_img read more

Warriors will offer Klay Thompson max contract Sunday, report says

first_imgIn nothing of a surprise, the Warriors will present Klay Thompson a max contract offer of $190 million when NBA free agency begins on Sunday, ESPN reported Friday afternoon.Sources told Adrian Wojnarowski the Warriors are expected to quickly sign Thompson to a five-year deal right after 3 p.m. Sunday to finish the easy part of their two-part plan to retain their two All-Star free agents.Both Thompson and the Warriors have long talked about their desire to reach a deal and both sides will …last_img read more

Using 2017 notes to make a 2018 plan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What worked and what didn’t in each particular field this past growing season? DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Trent Brisby says taking a close look at your 2017 results will help as you prepare a plan for 2018. He tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins what to look for in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Executive Summary: Linkbuilding and SEO for the Internet Marketing Neophyte

first_img Topics: Link Building Links to your website are very important for Internet marketing and getting ranked higher in search engines for keywords related to your business.Benefits of links to your website:1) The right links can drive traffic to your site which can convert into leads.2) Links help search engines find all of the content on your site to index that content.3) The number and quality of links to your site help determine your Page Rank (basically a measure of how important Google thinks your website is) and your Page Rank helps determine your rank for many search terms.Tips on how to get links:1) Submit your site to web directories. Focus on the directories with the best brand and traffic. We have found the Yahoo! Directory and (both require an annual fee) to be effective, and also try to give the free open directory a shot. You can also try other, smaller and free or lower cost directories, but avoid any that seem really small or just don’t look valuable – remember that the quality of the site linking to you matters. A couple ideas are:,, and Communicate with others in your industry. Search around and find people who have useful sites related to your industry. Don’t start your conversation with “will you link to my website?”, but engage them in a business and intellectual conversation about something they recently wrote. Once you have established a relationship with them, then send them something you have published on your site and ask for their opinion. You’ll be surprised how many will link to your site.3) Create compelling tools and content. We have never promoted Website Grader very much. But because it is a really useful tool that people like, lots of people link to it. In fact, in under 3 months, we already had 800 links, and over 20,000 URLs had been graded on the website. Originally published May 9, 2007 12:36:00 PM, 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 SlackSlacklast_img read more

The [Marketing] Office: How @HubSpot Learned Twitter

first_img ) Recently, we dug through our vault of old marketing training videos and found this gem. Karen “Angela” Rubin ( Prashant “Oscar” Kaw ( ) Twitter Marketing @repcor The [Marketing] Office: How (“The Office” Spoof) ) @HubSpot ) Learned Twitter Dan “Dwight” Zarrella ( @danzarrella ) )center_img @rickburnes Topics: Ellie “Pam” Mirman ( @ellieeille) @prashantkaw Mike “Michael Scott” Volpe ( @karenrubin Rick “Jim” Burnes ( Credits @mvolpe Dan Tyre (as himself) It may come as a surprise, but HubSpot hasn’t always been fluent in the language of Twitter. It took intensive training sessions led by HubSpot’s social media frontiersman and VP of Inbound Marketing, Michael Scott … I mean, Volpe. Originally published Sep 3, 2009 7:21:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Director, Producer and Film Editor: Rebecca Corliss ( Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

How @garyvee Builds Business Leverage Out of Passion

first_imgIf you’ve seen any  . He works in a family-owned wine store. He knows and loves wine. Gary doesn’t worry about polishing or positioning. He just communicates. Gary Vaynerchuk — How many other people drink their wine with Captain Crunch — or bacon? Gary is a departure from typical wine experts, and that makes him stand out. Today, small and large businesses use essentially the same tools, so businesses must differentiate themselves in the way they use their tools, and that means passion. Charlie King eats, sleeps and breathes golf. Duncan Page runs a business that has been in his family for more than a 100 years. Learn From Gary V Himself 1. He knows his subject  is dominated by the companies with the most creativity and passion. That means small business owners — guys like  Originally published Oct 20, 2009 8:14:00 AM, updated March 21 2013  and  leverage  — can compete with giant corporations, and win. Where, exactly, does this leverage come from? Charlie King HubSpot webinars It’s very popular around here because it captures one of the most important results businesses get from inbound marketing: Topics: 3. He tells a story.center_img inbound marketing 4. He’s a well-rounded inbound marketer. recent Today Show appearance A single theme ties together Gary’s various rants and raves: He’s trying to bring wine to the masses. So how can we learn from Gary’s success? I think four things are most important: . Duncan Page  is another great example of the way passion can change a business. The New Jersey video blogger and wine store owner has used the web and passion to generate over $60 million in revenue. If you’ve never seen Gary speak, this  He’s not just a video blogger. He’s on Twitter. He’s on Facebook. He blogs. And his site is optimized for search engines.  or presentations, chances are you’ve seen the image below. 5. He’s Unique Simple: Passion.  is a good place to start.  If you’d like to hear Gary V explain how he uses passion to create leverage, sign up for the  free webinar he’s offering as part of Inbound University next week. Traditional marketing was dominated by the companies with the biggest wallets;  2. He’s 110% authentic. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Chart of the Week: Marketing Budgets Shifting to Digital Tactics

first_img Lead Generation Digital channels make up the top 5 tactics in which marketers are investing: 5.       Telemarketing – 22% decrease We also see a trend in moving away from the traditional “push” marketing channels. The top 5 places marketers are looking to cut budgets: Topics: on 14 different marketing tactics. While 46% of companies plan to increase their overall marketing budgets in 2010, 66% will increase their investments in digital marketing. Download the free kit Leaving Traditional Marketing Behind: marketing budgets in 2010 3.       On-site Social Media – 58% 4.       Email (acquisition) – 56% Originally published Mar 10, 2010 5:15:00 AM, updated October 18 2015 more than 265 B2B marketers — in companies of all sizes — asking if they plan to spend more or less of their Marketers are getting smart and going where their buyers are — online.  So where are you going to spend your precious marketing dollars? Pulling buyers to you by Learn how to generate more inbound leads using SEO, blogging, and social media. and draw prospects to you. for tips and tricks to drive more leads and business to your site. 1.       Radio – 50% decrease 2.       Television – 44% decrease 2.       Search Engine Optimization – 64% 3.       Newspapers / magazines – 44% decrease or pushing your message out through traditional channels? surveyed All of these tactics work together to help you . Econsultancy, in association with ExactTarget, Marketers are shifting their budgets away from traditional marketing channels and toward digital marketing channels using inbound marketing Branding Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 1.       Off-site Social Media – 65% Inbound Lead Generation Kit Inbound Marketing get found 5.       Email (retention) – 53% 4.       Direct Mail – 30% decreaselast_img read more

Top 6 Reasons You Should Fire Your Website Designer

first_img Topics: As a marketing consultant, I see the design of a website being overly prioritized, while the marketing and sales teams miss out on valuable leads. It’s a frustrating experience for everyone involved. So here are the top six reasons that you should fire (or at least, have a good talking-to) to your website designer or developer:1. Your Website Is Being Held Hostage During a RedesignOftentimes during a website redesign, your webmaster or web designer will take your website “hostage,” meaning that you cannot make any updates to the current site OR new site until the new site launches. Since website redesigns can take months, it can be months until you can optimize your website for SEO and lead generation.Do you really want your website to remain dormant for months? Leads are qualified prospects, so you could me missing out on months-worth of customers, just because your designer is being possessive of your site during a redesign. Just think of how much cash you’re losing out on. At the very least, you should be able to add a few call to action buttons to your homepage and other website pages, leading to simple landing pages that include a form so people can exchange their contact info for whatever you’re offering. If you can’t make those simple updates, it’s time to start looking for a new developer.2. Your Website Is Being Held Hostage ALL THE TIMEI’ve seen it happen where someone’s website is held hostage not only during a website redesign, but all the time. Every little button, tweaked paragraph, or new page of content needs to be added by the designer/developer, and this can often be a time consuming and expensive process.If you have to pay and wait for every little tweak you make to your site, or every time you want to switch in a new call-to-action (CTA) button, you should think about finding a new web developer (or switching agencies if you’re outsourcing).3. You’re Not Being Allocated Any Space For Calls-to-ActionDuring a website redesign, your designer will be focused on the aesthetic details of your site. He may be giving you a hard time when it comes to reserving some space for you on the homepage (above the fold) for a couple CTAs. When this happens, it’s important for you to remember that the true goal of your site is to generate leads. Without having CTAs on your homepage and other website pages that lead to landing pages with compelling offers, you will not easily be able to get leads.Your designer might not only give you a hard time about the space, but he may insist on designing the CTAs himself, adding another step between you and getting leads, or optimizing your conversion paths. Be firm and make sure that his highest priority should be to create a website that effectively generates leads. If he can’t agree, he should be out the door.4. Images Are Where Text Should BeIf images are being used in the place of header (H1, H2, H3, etc.) or your navigation, that should be a big warning sign that your designer is not taking your search engine optimization efforts into consideration. It is important that the header of your page uses the HTML tags

, and I’ve heard web designers argue till they’re blue in the face that having an image for the text in that place looks better. Remember, your website exists so that people can FIND your content and become LEADS. Your website visitors don’t care if the header text is a shade of red that isn’t of a standard web HEX code, and neither should you.5. The Color Scheme Is Being Prioritized Over Site StructureIn addition to including search engine optimized content, your website should be very easy to navigate, and your content should be logically organized. Do not let your designer sacrifice usability in favor of a more “sophisticated” look. Confused users lead to abandonment and high bounce rates, rather than leads.6. Your Site Is Being Converted to a Flash SiteAlthough Google’s ability to crawl Flash has improved over the years, Flash is not as effective at search engine optimization as an HTML site. Flash should be used sparingly, since you want to search engines to be able to crawl and index your website pages based on that remarkable content you’ve been working so hard to create. In addition to limiting your SEO benefits, Flash can make it difficult for your site visitors to navigate your site.If your website designer doesn’t do any of the above, then you’ve found a keeper! But if so, you should recognize how much they’re hurting your business by preventing you from getting traffic and leads. What frustrates you most about a website redesign process? Let me know in the comments below! Diana Urban  is a User Experience Manager at HubSpot. You can follow her on Twitter  @dianaurban . Free Website Redesign Kit Website Design Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlackcenter_img Originally published Feb 10, 2011 1:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 Learn how to redesign your website for marketing results Download the free kit to learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine.last_img read more