Stuff co.nz 26 September 2017Banning prostitutes from working in residential areas will be ineffective, difficult to enforce and no longer has police support, Christchurch City Council staff say.The declaration has enraged St Albans residents who pleaded with the council in May to regulate to stop prostitutes working outside their homes.In a letter sent to residents and the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective on Monday, council chief executive Karleen Edwards and Canterbury Metro Commander Superintendent Lane Todd said developing an effective bylaw presented “significant difficulties” under current legislation.The council decided in May to consider a new clause to its public places bylaw, but only after it received a staff report on the issue in September.Edwards and Todd said in the letter, the staff report would recommend the council not pursue developing a bylaw to regulate the location of street-based sex workers.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/97210071/police-drop-support-for-bylaw-banning-sex-workers-from-suburban-christchurchResidents clash with council over sex workersNewsTalk ZB 26 September 2017A lack of indoor spaces for sex workers is one of many factors causing conflict between workers and other residents in Christchurch.Homeowners north of Bealey Ave campaigned for a bylaw to stop prostitutes loitering and making noise outside their homes.This week council staff wrote to residents to say they’re not recommending the bylaw to council.Councillor Deon Swiggs said council staff need to explain their report in person rather than simply sending a letter.READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/christchurch-residents-clash-with-council-over-sex-workers/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
17 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Calls for a more professional chain of command during disasters in Dominica by: – April 14, 2011 Share Share Tweet A stern call has been issued for a more professional chain of command during disasters in Dominica.The reason, according to Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority Benoit Bardouille is to prevent the loss of life during any disaster.Bardouille made these remarks at a two day Disaster Management Workshop organized by Tropical Shipping in collaboration with the Disaster Management Unit and the Caribbean Central American Action group which commenced here today.He told the workshop-which seeks to secure support and commitment of the recovery process for any future disasters-that “we need to ensure that there is proper maintenance of our emergency services”.The DASPA boss said further emergency plans need to removed from the shelves.“We need to develop our systems and one of the things I am very happy about the ports is that all the facilities have to conduct drills and exercises,” Bardouille said.Meantime Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Mr. Eddie Bruno says while natural disasters cannot be prevented, there are measures that could be taken to prevent loss of life.He represented National Security Minister Charles Savarin. The workshop is being held under the theme “Building a Culture of Preparedness”.A memorandum of understanding will be signed by the partners, the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce and the office of Disaster Management Unit.The workshop ends tomorrow.Dominica Vibes News
MALIN GAA CLUB NOTESMalin ReservesMalin 4-12 Steelstown 0-06 Malin Reserves who won their Semi Final replay against Steelstown and are now in the Philadelphia Cup Final after an excellent performance by the entire team. The goal scorers on the evening were Christopher McLaughlin, Niall McLaughlin and Jason Doherty. Malin seniors and reserves are down to play St. Eunan’s away on Sunday 26th at 3.00 but fixture yet to be confirmed, see facebook and local press for more details. SUMMER CAMPSThe club held a very successful summer camp last week with with 182 children attending having great fun all week.The Annual Malin GAA Cup Camp was an outstanding success, with 183 children participating across the week; the largest number of children at our summer camp to date. The Club would like to thank all the coaches who coached the kids all week; the parents/guardians for sending the kids; the bus drivers Sean Owen and Martin/Stephen McLaughlin for dropping and collecting them all week; Celia for organising the tea for the coaches and the Tuck shop for the kids; the twelve young helpers from around the parish including Aidan Bambrick, Conor Bambrick, Siobhan Farren, Tara Kelly, Claire Doherty, Ronan Lafferty, Ronan Kelly, Niall Kelly, Adam McGonagle, Ronan McLaughlin, Kate Hunter & Matthew Mullarkey; to all the club members who helped get Connolly Park and clubhouse ready for the week; Charlie Byrne the Head Coach who ensured it ran seamlessly every day; Darrach O’Connor who visited the kids to take photos and sign jerseys; thank you also to the kids themselves, they were a credit to their families and our Club. Finally, a special Thank You to our Camp Co-ordinator Maria McLaughlin (F) who we couldn’t run it without her every year.UNDERAGE BOYSThe minor team were defeated by St. Eunan’s on Monday night, the team were very competitive and there was very little in it at half time before the Letterkenny side pulled away in the second half. The Under 14’s play Naomh Padraig on Tuesday. The U12’s will aim to do the double after winning the Go Games competition they now play in the 15-a-side Gerry O’Neill final against Naomh Padraig Muff in Carndonagh on Sunday evening after the Girl’s final. The club would like to wish the management and players all the best and urge all supporters and club members to come out and support this very skillful young team.Managers are reminded to contact Brendan on 0863777015 or Linda on 0863452769 with fixtures and results as well as notes for paper and facebook.LADIESThe fixture against Killybegs is now fixed for Sunday the 2nd of August.UNDERAGE GIRLSThe under 12 girls have reached the Inishowen C final on Sunday the 26th of July at 6.00, this will be the curtain raiser to the Gerry O’Neill final. The final will be against either Buncrana or Urris who play on Monday and they will need to be at their very best to beat either of these two teams and push on after last years final defeat against Naomh Padraig and hopefully bring the cup back to Malin, Best of luck managers Maria, Jenny and Catherine and all the players involved. Parents and club members are asked to come out and show their support.The under 16’s are playing away against Carndonagh on Tuesday at 6.00pm. The club hosted a very successful U8’s and U10’s blitz on Saturday, well done to all involved.They have normal training next week. SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.The club would like to wish Davy McLaughlin and the Donegal ladies all the best in the Ulster Final next Sunday.GAA NEWS: MORE THAN 180 TAKE PART IN MALIN SUMMER CAMP was last modified: July 20th, 2015 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)
4 July 2011 Senwes, which operates within the agricultural sector with focus in the Free State, North West and Gauteng provinces, and has its head office in Klerksdorp, in the North West, will benefit from Bunge’s expertise and capabilities in international grain and oilseed sourcing, logistics and risk management. Contributing to regional food security Bunge, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide. “Senwes is excited to be able to share in this opportunity, as its growth strategy of product and market risk diversification is being executed, amidst volatile and uncertain global economic times, which will contribute to ensure the sustainability of our business whilst adding value to our customer base and contributing to the development of the African sub-region,” said Senwes MD Francois Strydom. The integration of local, regional and global grains and oilseeds value chains is expected to enhance efficiencies in the local and regional markets, bring value to producers and end users of agricultural commodities and contribute to food security in the region. It also processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat and corn to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertiliser in North and South America. “This joint venture represents a solid platform for Bunge’s growth in Southern Africa,” Bunge Europe CEO Jean-Louis Gourbin said in a statement earlier this year. “Bunge has found the right partner to expand its activities in the region and complement its expertise and competitive advantages in logistics, access to global markets and risk management.” Senwes will contribute its expertise and access to local and regional grain markets, as well as its high-quality infrastructure, while Bunge will provide its expertise in global commodity markets as well as its specialised international logistics capabilities. South African firm Senwes is entering into a joint venture with the European division of Bunge, a leading global agribusiness company, to develop grain and oilseed operations in South Africa both for the domestic market and for export to African countries. The agreement is expected to become effective during the course of this year, subject to receipt of regulatory clearances, including from the South African Competition Commission. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Yajurvindra SinghAt the Oval, India, apart from M.S. Dhoni’s 82 in the first innings, have once again succumbed to the pace and swing of the England attack.The Indians’ mental state of failing to play on green tracks has made them tentative and unsure. Cricket at the highest level requires more temperament than just technique. India’s team selection in this series has been quite bewildering. The chopping and changing of players seems quite unfathomable. They needed to make some bold decisions but failed to do so. Dropping Ravindra Jadeja and including Stuart Binny seemed quite ridiculous.Similarly, Gautam Gambhir, in his stint at Old Trafford, did not seem to be in the best of form and one felt including Rohit Sharma to bolster the batting would have been more appropriate. They needed to make a change in their batting order, not only to show some differentiation and try and change their luck, but also to unsettle the England think tank. I feel there seems to be some sort of confusion and disharmony in the Indian camp. Duncan Fletcher has plenty of experience of conditions in England but this just does not seem to reflect in India’s game plan.Mithali Raj guided the Indian women to victory over England in the one-off Test.The composition and selection of the team, the field placements, the bowling changes and the static batting order clearly indicates that all is not well. There seem to be some undercurrents that need to be ironed out immediately, as India have hit disaster. The road to redemption is difficult. India need to look at adopting the Decision Review System seriously as they would have been far better placed if it was in place.On the other hand, the Indian women’s team has shown far more spunk than the men. At the Wormsley cricket ground in a one-match Test series, they were excellent. The England team is a professional outfit with players getting an annual contract and practising regularly at their academy. In contrast, the Indian women, with much less remuneration from the rich-est cricket body in the world, the BCCI, have shown they need to be taken far more seriously. Playing a Test match after eight years, they have performed far more credibly. I had the privilege of watching two of the Indian women – Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur – practising in Mumbai.advertisementThe enthusiasm, passion and commitment that they showed, along with so many other young girls, was truly inspiring. One remembers the early days of our cricketing life as a country when we were going through exactly what women’s cricket is going through now. They need to be taken seriously and given a similar status to their male counterparts. Australia and England have taken the step in professionalising the game and India needs to follow suit soon.The performance of the Indian women cricketers has shown that they do possess the skills and so deserve the cricket knowledge, experience and infrastructure available in India to take them to the top of women’s cricket.
from the bottom-up within organizations. Social media gives businesses the opportunity to check perception and reality related to brands. The social web democratizes the influence and how brands are perceived. Solis referenced his FutureWorks suggests that you leverage features that have an impact on customers such as providing relevant tips, like social bread crumbs. If you are attending SXSW, be sure to check-in to Solis says . Today, at one of the first sessions of South By South West Interactive, Solis along with Jeremiah Owyang , Altimeter Group HubSpot’s Virtual Booth the opportunity to learn from its customers in order to improve its service. and check out our full SXSW content feed at Comcast The social web has changed how businesses interact with customers and has raised the bar for customer expectations. Solis believes that individuals are defining a new era of society and how we ultimately communicate with one another. The Web has brought a new level of transparency to business. Offline and online interactions combine to serve the overall brand of your business. by social media Comcast Solis brought panelists onto the stage with him to point out examples of companies using social media well to improve their businesses. Comcast Foursquare Originally published Mar 12, 2010 4:54:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 social media is causing corporate change Download the free video Solis highlighted research pointing out that women dominate usage on the social web and that they must be considered when marketing to and Dennis Crowley from Eliason : : than technology according to Solis. Understanding how people communicate with each other is a key to marketing success, and social media provides insight into what people care about and information they want from businesses. People become fans of businesses online because brands offer and continue to provide value. Solis says that companies must have social media style guides to help the brand thrive on the social web. Having a clear voice online is important to engaging potential customers. Some companies using social media to market their businesses are missing an opportunity because they are driving people from social sites to boring static websites that don’t offer a valuable experience for potential customers. Frank from is principal of Video: How to Use Social Media to Attract More Customers and learn how to generate more business using social media. influencers Foursquare to illustrate the conversations that can happen on the social web. Engage gave key insights for businesses looking to succeed on the Web to a pack room of marketing and public relations professionals. http://blog.hubspot.com/sxsw Cases of Success addressed that social media gave as a place where people connect with people they want to meet in real life. As a marketer, : Social media is more about sociology and psychology . More than 1,500 businesses are currently providing offers to customers for visiting their business and using Foursquare by providing discounts and free goods. Dennis from Foursquare shared that by their one year anniversary, they now have 540,000 users. He defined Owyang FourSquare Jeremiah Comcast talked about the need to scale customer interactions for businesses. He noted that social media customer management software that will integrate social conversations into conversation prism , an award-winning new media marketing and branding agency in Silicon Valley. He is also the author of the new book, punked Foursquare Learn how to use social media to attract more customers. Foursquare . CRM data will help companies scale online interactions. Customers don’t care about what department you are in; they want their problem solved. Jeremiah argued that customer support should report to marketing instead of technical services. He also mentioned a post he wrote about brands who got Brian Solis has 11 people on their customer service team to help monitor and address customer issues that are shared online. Frank points out that improving service can help to improve marketing and public relations because it has an impact on all facets of business. Measuring customer service should not be about the lowest handle time; it should be about solving problems. Frank says that companies need a chief customer officer to change the approach of how customers are prioritized within a business. . Companies need to get the organization ready from a policy and organizational standpoint. Social media empowers customers not to make mistakes when making purchasing decisions, meaning companies need to pay attention to word-of-mouth. Frank One example that was given: local businesses earlier this year started rewarding customers for using social network and helping information to spread online. Topics: Brand Management Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
. He’s launched Project Awesome, a social media experiment to find a new job opportunity. *photo credit to EmailStatCenter.com Topics: In this episode, we chat about: Email marketing takeaways he has gained over the years A community manager needs to know how to communicate Tips on Growing your email list Community managers also have to be able to respond well to a crisis and be comfortable being on the front lines. his blog DJ is the former Director of Community at Blue Sky Factory. He’s also worked at Bronto, an email service provider. He’s a professional speaker in the social media and email marketing industry and an all around nice guy. Enjoy this episode? Check out the other 29 here. If you’re making the commitment to have an active Twitter account, Facebook page, LinkedIn company profile, etc, then it’s time to hire someone to manage those things because you need to be all-in when it comes to social media. People can tell when you’re not making the effort (e.g., haven’t tweeted in a month). Growing Your Email list and Community Management Tips with DJ Waldow For the full transcript of the show head here: Connect With DJ Online Project Awesome Also consider how relevant your emails are to subscribers, and the timeliness of those emails. Always keep in mind what is valuable to subscribers (not just what you think is valuable). It should be a mix of marketing and educational content. . Project Awesome! There are two big things that drive the open of an email. The first is an appealing email subject (something to catch the eye of the person who’s scanning their inbox), and the second is knowing and trusting the sender. The response has been impressive, with over 6,000 views of his resume, over 600 views of the video, and over 60 people who have gotten in touch with DJ. ! A good email open rate depends on a lot of factors – if your list is segmented and targeted, if the email was just sent to the whole list, etc. The further out the person is on the purchase cycle (e.g., they haven’t bought from you in a year), the lower the email open rate. Improving Email Open Rates Only ask for essential information (email address, name, etc) from people. After people sign up, send them to a page that confirms their sign-up. Also, send them a confirmation email so they know they’re signed up. You can follow DJ on Twitter “I knew that I wanted to do write a blog post and say, ‘I’m available.’ I’ve seen people do that before. It’s interesting, but if you’re not hiring, who cares?” . Don’t hide your subscription form on your website. Make it plainly visible. his interactive resume social media and inbound marketing podcast currently on the job hunt “You want to know the number one way to grow your list? It’s to put it on your website.” – whether that’s via writing, speaking, tweeting, blog posts, webinars, etc. You need to be able to hold intelligent conversations on a variety of platforms. Email Marketing Takeaways A good place to get email marketing statistics is “If your title has social media or community in it, you have to know how to communicate.” Growing Your Email List DJ is You should only send emails to people who want to receive them. These are people who have opted in and volunteered to engage with you this way, and who are excited about it. What it takes to manage a community DJ Waldow joins us for another exciting episode of Inbound Now, HubSpot’s “The number that we bat around a lot is 20% as an average open rate. If you’re above 20%, you’re probably doing better than average. Below, you may want to think about it.” How to improve email open rates Email Open Rates “I think the key really is to send timely, targeted, valuable emails to people who want them. It’s easy to say. It’s not necessarily easy to do.” CSpenn “The first thing is a subject line. The second thing is trust and knowing the sender.” @djwaldow What to think about when hiring a community manager and on He put together a video montage of recommendations from heavy-hitters (like Chris Brogan, Jason Falls, and Peter Shankman). He created an interactive resume. He also created a voiceover of his resume and talked people through it. Being and Hiring a Community Manager Originally published Jul 21, 2011 11:00:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 . Also, check out Inbound Marketing Don’t forget to share this post!
Topics: There have been a number of major developments in the world of online advertising recently. As inbound marketers, we know the potential of targeted advertisements and how effective they can be when positioned correctly.It’s essential to marketers to be able to effectively target, deliver, and track the variety of ads we use over all our different networks and marketing assets. With the growing demand for more sophisticated, automated, and farther-reaching ad services, a number of companies are making serious moves to give marketers what they want. This week’s marketing round-up will fill you in on what you need to know about upcoming products, and changes to existing social networks around mobile and social advertising. Facebook Prepares to Amp Up Its Ad War With Google With Atlas, From CNETThe social networking giant, Facebook, is expected to purchase an extensive ad-serving technology known as Atlas, from Microsoft. The advertising platform will be tasked with handling Facebook’s ever growing advertising empire in an effort to overthrow Google as the current king of display advertising. This purchase will allow Facebook to deliver socially powered ads outside of the social network and tap into a much larger market of advertisers.Marketers can expect this deal to bring powerfully targeted advertising capabilities fueled by social data. Facebook already owns an enormous amount of user data about who we are, who we know, and what we like. This information, coupled with an advertising platform with the ability to reach an audience beyond the social network, will allow advertisers to utilize social data for targeting visitors on popular sites.For now, Facebook won’t be able to tap into the full potential of its upcoming purchase. The level of integration required to connect the social network and Atlas is quite complicated. It could take months or even years before Facebook can provide marketers with a truly desirable tool that offers wider distribution and improved targeting. To learn more, read the full story at CNET.Twitter Prepping Bigger Ad Play, From Ad WeekWith social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn offering ad APIs of their own, Twitter has decided to jump on the display advertisement bandwagon. Twitter will be turning up the heat on its advertising platform by introducing its new ad API this quarter. The product will allow brands to create and run a variety of ads in a more automated and sophisticated manner, like they would on Facebook. Twitter has been busy promoting its ad API to a number of agency execs and social ad firms in preparation for its launch.The launch of its new ad API will open up a new stream of revenue and attract a huge number of new advertisers to the social network. Marketers will be able to use Twitter to run targeted ads with a wider reach across the social network. With Twitter’s plans to go public this year, the potential growth in revenue and user activity will bode well for them. One issue that Twitter may run into? The new ad API could over-saturate the social network with new ads that overwhelm its users. In the past, Twitter has been very careful about the number of ads that populate a user’s stream. This may become increasingly more difficult as it opens up its network to new advertisers. Read the entire article on AdWeek to learn more.Social Authority: A Measure of Twitter Influence, From SEOmozSEOmoz has recently announced the release of “Social Authority,” their new metric for determining the influence of Twitter users. Social authority’s metrics are based on the number of retweets a user receives. The metrics give users a number of features that include ordering all active Twitter users by influence, dissecting your social graph, and finding new followers who are most important. The score is broken into three core components:The retweet rate of a few hundred of the measured user’s last [email protected] tweetsA time decay to favor recent activity versus ancient historyOther data for each user, such as follower count, friend count, and so onAccording to SEOmoz, retweets are a scarce commodity and represent the universal social networking concept of circulating someone else’s content to your own networks. Whether or not social authority will prove to be the determining metric for social influence on Twitter, it will still be a beneficial metric for marketers to keep an eye on. Head over to SEOmoz for more information on social authority.Free Ebook: How to Attract Customers Using Twitter and VineWith Twitter making some serious additions to its social empire, marketers have to wonder if they’re prepared to utilize the full power its latest and greatest features. One of Twitter’s most mention-worthy additions is its new video sharing community, Vine. With the ability to shoot and share any variety of six second long videos, marketers have been eagerly tapping into this new social network. Luckily, we’ve been working hard to keep marketers in the know, and have updated our popular Twitter ebook with the tips and tricks you’ll need to know to dive right into Vine. Make sure you’re not caught off guard, and have the knowledge you need to adapt your strategy to the ever changing world of social media. Download the free ebook here to stay up to date.Salesforce Alums Raise $3 Million to Bring Analytics to Stores, From MashableIt’s no secret that brick and mortar retailers sometimes lack the tools they need to track and nurture their customers like online retailers are able to. Marketers for e-retailers can tap into a number of metrics to ensure their marketing is working. That’s why it’s pretty cool that a company called Nomi is stepping up to the plate and offering brick and mortar retailers a solution to this problem. Nomi has created a platform designed to “track customers’ movement across online, mobile, and in-store channels.” The company was founded by three Salesforce alums in August of 2012, and has raised $3 million in funding from various investors to get the product off the ground. Nomi’s product will be set up by retailers using an existing internet infrastructure and pick up wi-fi signal from smartphones to track the time spent per visit, frequency of visits, type of mobile device, and percentage of passersby that enter the store. As Nomi continues to develop its product over the next few months, they will be working on integrating the product with apps from several major retailers. Not only does Nomi promise to deliver a better shopping experience for consumers, but it should provide marketers with great insight into their target audience so they can better tailor their marketing and advertising content. Catch the full story at Mashable.HubSpot’s Weekly Marketing Update Podcast With Mike VolpeInterested in hearing what the CMO of HubSpot has to say about the stories in this week’s round-up? Check out our Marketing Update podcast below. You can also subscribe to this weekly podcast through iTunes … you know, to start your week off right, with some amazing insight into the world of inbound marketing!What other stories from the past week were interesting to you as an inbound marketer? Share with us in the comments!Image credit: jbcurio Twitter Updates Originally published Feb 17, 2013 9:00:00 AM, 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 SlackSlack