It may still be the first few days of 2019, but outdoor concert season will be here before you know it! The world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado has kept busy over the last few weeks as producers for the outdoor venue continue to announce shows scheduled for their upcoming season. The latest 2019 concert to be announced arrived on Tuesday (along with Gregory Alan Isakov) and features indie-folk band The Head and the Heart, who have added second Red Rocks show on July 18th with support from Hippo Campus, in addition to their previously announced July 17th performance.The Head and the Heart are no strangers to playing Red Rocks, as they’ve done so the last few years with some memorable moments. Their 2017 show even included an on-stage engagement proposal between two fans.The band is expected to share a new studio album sometime in 2019, as their last full-length release came back in September 2016 with Signs of Light. The band recently gave somewhat of an update from the studio when they shared a lovely cover of Sheryl Crow‘s 90’s ballad, “Strong Enough”. Watch video of the recording session below:The Head and the Heart – “Strong Enough” – Sheryl Crow cover[Video: The Head and the Heart]Hippo Campus is also a relatively new band, although they fall a little more within the electro-pop realm in contrast to The Head and the Heart’s organic folk-inspired sound. Hippo Campus released their own sophomore studio album last year with Bambi, which has given them the perfect excuse to continue touring into the new year. They were also included on Bonnaroo‘s 2019 lineup announcement shared early Tuesday morning.Tickets for the July 18th show go on sale this Friday, January 11th here.
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IRELAND’S most scenic race takes place in Ballyliffin this Saturday.It’s all systems go and the event has a 1pm start on this occasion.Added is a 7 mile option with the same start point in the village and finish point on the Beach as normal but the 7 mile option walk /jog /run simply requires a diversion along the route in the Isle Of Doagh. “Occassions and events such as this are a very positive addition to the opportunities available to tourists and locals alike and highlight the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and more particularly the beauty of this immediate area,” said Patsy McGonagle, the Irish Athletics Olympic Team Leader.The children’s races on the Beach which proved such good fun previously will be repeated and entry is free.It’s a family day out in every respect.Challenge Entry fee again 20 euros and pre entry encouraged per www.visitballyliffin.com IRELAND’S MOST SCENIC RACE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS EASTER SATURDAY was last modified: April 1st, 2015 by John2Share 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:Ballyliffin coastal challengedonegalInishowen
19 September 2012South African winemaker Bosman Family Vineyards established itself as one of the world’s leading ethical wine producers by winning the Fairtrade Award at the 2012 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in the United Kingdom last week.The Fairtrade Award is for wine-producing regions which are officially recognised as being part of the Fairtrade Association.Wines are judged on their individual merits and the award is presented to the highest quality wine at the IWC with Fairtrade certification.Bosman Family Vineyards was also the only South African winery to win one of the trophies at this year’s show.The winning wine was the 2011 Wild Valley Chenin Blanc from the premium Fairtrade range of Sainsbury’s, Taste The Difference, and is made from the Bosman Fairtrade Chenin Blanc vineyards from the Wellington Wine region.The judges described the wine as “floral with white fruit aromas, fresh acidity, appealing grapefruit honey flowers and a rich creamy, bready texture”.The wine is available from Sainsbury’s in the United Kingdom at £7.99 (about R107).“South Africa is the leader in sustainable and ethical wine production in the world and we are excited that a South African wine is recognised in this way and that such outstanding quality can actually be produced in an ethical and environmentally responsible way,” chief executive officer of Wines of South Africa, Su Birch, said in a statement.Bosman Family Vineyards managing director Petrus Bosman said: “Our story at Bosman Family Vineyards is still being written and as a young team, we are very aware that the pages we are on today is the result of the hard work and dedication of those that have written our story before us.“Farming with sustainable principles is something that has been carried over from one generation to the next in our family and our experience has been that the quality of your product increases over time when you consistently invest in people and nature.”Three hundred and thirty-eight judges from 25 countries tasted 21 609 different wines from over 50 countries.The International Wine Challenge is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive blind wine-tasting competitions, and the organisation was founded in 1983.SAinfo reporter
Sbonelo Zondi and Andy Birkett receive their gold medals from the MEC for art, culture, sport and recreation, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha, at the finish of the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon at Blue Lagoon in Durban. (Image: Lucille Davie) 19 February 2014It was another wild ride down The Dusi this year, with Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi winning the race. It was Birkett’s 10th marathon, earning him his green number. The rapids, the heat, the portages and the variable water levels combine to make the Dusi Canoe Marathon one of the toughest endurance races in the country.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Andy Birkett gets his green number, at 23
InfoWorld‘s Immodest Predictions for 2007 are headlined in their December 18th issue. They include:Sun Microsystems will bounce back with great technology and Open Source offeringsCPU performance (64-bit and denser multi-cores) will trump “green” and low-wattCisco will continue to push security and will make security company acquisitionsOpen Source Java won’t play out to be very much different that the Java we know now Offshore SaaS providers will seriously challenge US incumbants like Salesforce.comThe last prediction about SaaS was made by Ephraim Schwartz and it may well have some truth in it. He predicts that in early 2007 an offshore Salesforce.com clone, maybe from India, Russia, Botswana or someplace will come along that is cheaper and will be functionally superior to what Salesforce has to offer. Schwartz goes on to say, that based on Gartner’s prediction that by 2008 70 percent of SaaS offerings will target business units and line managers, SaaS also is creating a trend where business units will bypass traditional IT organizations.Global SaaS is definitely alive and well. In a recent Springboard study, analysts found that global growth of SaaS was robust, and in particular, identified India as the hub of SaaS activity in Asia. The study shows that in Asia SaaS adoption is being driven by primarily by cost. Winners in that environment are sure to be cost-efficient.Does that mean that US-based SaaS players should be worried? A dose of Andy Grove paranoia is probably healthy. SaaS, by its nature, further lowers the barrier to entry, so it is likely that SaaS will take up roots world-wide, enabling ever more intense global competition.But will Schwartz’s prediction be valid for 2007? He has singled out Salesforce as the target, but it may be more likely that global SaaS offerings would be more successful first in other niche areas. Hosted CRM is already crowded and populated with many Open Source offerings, like SugarCRM or Centric CRM, and Open Source eliminates many of the advantages of offshore development.Further, Salesforce has the advantage of incumbancy and the fact that US companies prefer local support. Salesforce’s AppExchange initiative which draws together a community of ISV and partners into what is being called an ecosystem will be something that will be hard for new players to replicate, offshore or onshore. At least in 2007.
Attention military family caregivers, are you looking for ways to reconnect your wounded service member with their teenager? Here is your opportunity.The University of Kentucky, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is hosting the Center for Courageous Kids Wounded Warrior Camp, August 31–September 2, 2012 for wounded service members and their teenagers, ages 14–18 years old .The wounded warrior camp is a FREE, three-day adventure for families from all states and branches of the military.The Center for Courageous Kids is a world-class medical camping facility located in Scottsville, KY, that provides services to children, preteens, and teenagers and their families across the nation who are living with variety of medical conditions.The Center for Courageous Kids is a state-of-the-art facility that offers programs to fit the needs of every wounded service member. The wounded warrior camp allows individuals to enjoy a variety of activities as a parent-child team, including horseback riding, fishing, archery, rock climbing, basketball, campfires, canoeing, woodworking, bowling, swimming and having a great time.For more information and registering for this event go to: http://www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/militarycamp/
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday, we hear from Dave Stein about the skills necessary for any sales team and manager. Dave has spent his career researching sales training programs. Early on, he discovered that companies were investing millions of dollars in sales training and seeing no return, or a negative return, on that investment. Dave took on the task of tackling this problem. Listen in today as he shares how he evaluates, compares and contrasts sales training programs. His insight will send you in the right direction to train your sales teams, with a return on investment like you’ve never seen. Get In the Arena with Dave Stein, today!Infuse any selling approach from a business savvy perspectiveClick To TweetWhere sales training goes wrongDave Stein discovered many reasons why sales training goes wrong, but if there were one single reason it would be fixed by now. There are a range of mistakes being made, starting with the inability of sales leaders and organizations to simply hire the right people. There are currently plenty of people unsuited for the jobs they are in. Another huge problem we hear about today is the lack of clearly defining requirements. Start with your customer: what does it take to sell to them? From there, decipher their buying trends, history, methods, and preferences. When you know your goal, you can communicate requirements to your teams. The gap between what the salesperson can do and what the customer needs is the sweet spot for sales training. Listen in to today’s episode and find your sweet spot. The DNA of a good sales manager and teamA good sales manager knows how to leverage their experiences to create value for someone else. If you want your sales performance to improve, listen in to Dave Stein’s findings in the trends of hiring. Your sales team needs to be able to talk to the customer about value, in the customer’s terms. What will your team do to help your customer meet their financial and business plan? To be more successful, effective, and efficient your sales team needs to be able to answer those questions. If you do not develop your own team in knowing the answers to those questions, you will struggle. Today’s episode is an opportunity to amplify your impact that you won’t want to miss.Where does sales training go wrong?Click To TweetA business savvy perspectiveWant to learn how to infuse any selling approach from a business savvy perspective? Dave Stein has worked with many companies, selling a lot of stuff, the right way. How do they sustain high volume business? Time to get savvy! This is an unleveraged component to sales effectiveness that Dave has discovered makes a giant difference in your businesses lifespan and growth. Get In the Arena today and start approaching each opportunity with a business savvy perspective. Don’t get left behind in social sellingSocial selling is not just about having a blog, or having a presence on the various markets. Social selling is a guide to professionally engaging with your customers. It is a platform for creating relationships and connecting with customers. It is time to take ownership of your marketing approach. On this episode, we receive training from Dave on how to set up policies and procedures for social selling. This is a scene that should have clear cut policies to utilize social selling in the right way. Otherwise, you might find one of your go-getter salespeople digging the company’s grave with one mistake on Twitter. Tune in today and cultivate the value social selling can have for you! Social selling: Don’t get left behind, with Dave SteinClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction and welcoming Dave Stein. Where does sales training tend to go wrong? Hire your staff with your customer in mind. The DNA, makeup, and mindset of a successful businessperson. Consultative Selling, by Mack Hanan. New rules for social selling. Opportunities and lessons from the economy tank. Creating and capturing value. How you can connect with Dave SteinResources & Links mentioned in this episodeDave on Twitter @davesteiDave’s current website: http://davestein.bizDave’s blog on ESResearchDave Stein on LinkedInBook Mentioned0814416179 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeLeverage your experiences to create valueClick To TweetWhat does it take to sell to your customer? ~ Dave SteinClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below
Uttarakhand minister Prakash Pant passed away in the U.S. on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. The 58-year-old had been in the U.S. for some time for treatment. Mr. Pant was Uttarakhand’s minister for parliamentary affairs and finance besides being in charge of a host of other portfolios. He was a BJP MLA from Pithoragarh in the state assembly and was considered one of the most important and knowledgable members of Rawat’s cabinet. He was one of the probables for the post of chief minister when the BJP swept to power in the State in 2017. Condolences poured in as the news of Mr. Pant’s death spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to express his condolences.“Anguished by the passing away of Uttarakhand Finance Minister Shri Prakash Pant. His organisational skills helped strengthen the BJP and administrative skills contributed to Uttarakhand’s progress. My thoughts are with his family and supporters,” he said in a tweet. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed deep grief at Mr. Pant’s demise, describing it as a personal loss. “For me it is like losing a younger brother. The void created by his passing away will always hurt. His ability to respond to the sharpest of attacks by the opposition in the state assembly with a disarming smile will remain lodged in our memory forever.“He played a great role in giving a direction to the development of the state after its creation. It is a great loss for the state and the BJP,” Mr. Rawat said. He prayed for peace to the departed soul and fortitude to his family to bear the immense loss. A three-day state mourning has been declared, an official from the Chief Minister’s Office said.