Well known actor Gerard McSorley chats to a Garda as he left a previous sitting Letterkenny District Court. (NewspixIrl)A JUDGE has dismissed a case brought by AIB Bank agains the Gaoth Dobhair-based actor Gerard McSorley.Judge Paul Kelly dealt with an application by AIB to examine Mr McSorley’s means in Dungloe District Court today. Their summons claimed a debt from the 64-year-old actor totalling €20,026.McSorley, who has starred in a number of movies including ‘Omagh’ was accompanied in court today by his solicitor Brendan Twomey who told the judge that Mr McSorley is on disability and has medical and health issues.Mr Twomey said he wrote to the bank and their legal team replied to say they were seeking an adjournment. He attempted to phone the bank but he could not get anybody to discuss the matter.Mr Twomey said there was “a significant level of debt”. The bank’s debt was secured by a mortgage judgement on Mr McSorley’s house. He asked for the application to be struck out.The solicitor added: “I am confident he will be a suitable candidate for an arrangement under the insolvency act.”Judge Kelly struck out the bank’s application.JUDGE THROWS OUT BANK’S CASE AGAINST DONEGAL-BASED ACTOR was last modified: December 9th, 2014 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:AIBDungoe district courtGerard McSorley
I love Twitter. Of all the social platforms, it is still my favorite. I like it better than Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or SnapChat.Alas, Twitter is dying. Here is how I would save it.Eliminate AutomationI helped kill Twitter. Some of my tweets are automated. Rather than retweeting some of the things my friends write and share, I automated the tweets.Automation is sharing without engagement. Sharing without engagement isn’t very interesting. The engagement is more important than the sharing by itself.In the race for attention, we automated sharing. Some people automated their direct messages when followed. Now direct messages are nothing more than social spam.Tweets are scheduled. People are automatically followed. Direct messages are automated. We aren’t on Twitter. Our robots are.The first thing I would do to save Twitter would be to eliminate the ability to automate anything. None of your other social platforms are automated. To engage, you have to be there. That’s what makes it social.Bring Back the CountI have mostly stopped hitting the retweet share button on posts.The idea that removing the ability to see how many times something has been retweeted is somehow going to drive revenue is a massive overestimation of power. For that approach to work, people would have to care deeply enough about those stats to pay for them. You can already see where your traffic comes from in a host of other ways.By removing the retweet count on articles and posts, Twitter took the “social” out of social proof.Twitter works when people share. Seeing that a lot of other people shared something is evidence that it’s worth looking at, and it’s good proof that something might be worth sharing. The more people engage with content and share it on the platform, the more people engage on the platform. Engagement is what Twitter needs (well, one of the things).Twitter should immediately bring back the retweet count.Chase Bigger MoneyI have paid to advertise on Twitter. Some people clicked some links. Okay.Users don’t make you any real money. Advertisers make you real money. Google Ads work very well. Facebook Ads work amazingly well. We’ll see how Instagram and SnapChat do soon enough.If Twitter is going to thrive, someone is going to have to chase big money with an advertising platform that works. Facebook has the hot hand. But that doesn’t mean someone else can’t figure out how to do better themselves.In addition to putting ads in the stream, I’d put ads in the Notification stream. Admit it, when you log onto Twitter, the first thing you do is check your notifications. I’d have an advertisement there waiting for you. Those ads would mostly be from big brands that were sold by a professional, consultative sales force with the chops to help advertisers succeed.Honestly, that probably isn’t going to be enough. But I am 100% certain there are enough creative people around to figure out how to make money (a lot of unsexy businesses find a way to make a profit).Maybe Twitter doesn’t have to die. I hope you Tweet this by hand. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum reveals Euro16 heartbreakby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken about the pain of missing Euro 2016 with his country.The Dutch midfielder was not able to play at that tournament, or the 2018 World Cup, as his nation did not qualify.But it appears the Netherlands are ready to end their exile from the major international tournaments with Euro 2020.And Wijnaldum cannot wait to put that old pain to the side and compete on the biggest stage.”It was very painful to miss the last World Cup and European Championship before that,” said Wijnaldum to reporters. “When we were off on holiday in the past summers, it was going through my head the whole time that we should have been there.”That’s why this win is so nice [over Belarus in a Euro 2020 qualifer]. Of course, we are not completely sure of a place in the tournament but we have certainly taken a giant step.”
Arunachal government has signed an agreement with Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), an agency formed by Goa government in 2004 that organises International Film Festival of India (IFFI) every year.International Tribal Film Festival will be organised in Arunachal Pradesh every year with the help of ESG to attract the film industry all over the world to shoot their films in the state. The three-day International Tribal Film Festival is slated for January 2019.Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh said, “We are aware of the boost IFFI has given to Goa to emerge as an international tourist destination as well as an entertainment nerve-centre of the country. We expect the same from the proposed film festival for our state.”Khandu said visits of film and media personalities from across the country and abroad to the festival, as planned would open up gates for film shooting in the state while encouraging local youths and artistes to explore the film and media industry for economic growth.Bollywood Director, Imtiaz Ali has expressed his desire to shoot films in the future in Arunachal Pradesh.Arunachal offers some promising locations for film shooting with its breathtakingly beautiful and scenic landscapes, he said at the launch of the northeast chapter of Old Students Association (OSA) of Hindu College, New Delhi, at Tawang. Rockstar, Highway, Jab We Met are Ali’s Bollywood movies that were shot in Arunachal Pradesh.“I am deeply indebted and will be obliged to do something for the development of tourism in Arunachal through movies,” said Ali.Khandu said tourists always look to visit new places and films inspire a lot. He said the shooting of the film Rangoon in Pasighat has already kindled interest in Arunachal Pradesh among many filmmakers as it offers several unique locations for shooting where no film had been shot before, it added. “A single window clearance system is already in place to attract potential investors such as filmmakers in the state,” concluded Khandu.
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Austria-based remote control specialist Ruwido has partnered with Swisscom for what it claims is Europe’s first commercial deployment of a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) remote control.Ruwido engineered the bi-directional Swisscom 2.0 remote control for use with Swisscom’s Android-based IPTV set-top box and the development extends the companies’ long-term business partnership.Data transmission via BLE technology is designed to offer the user better control, access and navigation over content. BLE technology removes the traditional need for direct line of sight with the set-top box, while also providing significantly reduced power consumption, said Ruwido.“The remote control is fundamental to enabling our subscribers to access their favourite content, and we have worked closely with Ruwido to create a new device which ensures complete ease of use with our IPTV service,” said Peter Fregelius, head of entertainment devices, Swisscom.Ferdinand Maier, CEO, Ruwido added: “By integrating BLE capabilities into our design and manufacturing process, we are offering our customers the opportunity to adopt a wide range of exciting functional enhancements, adapted to their individual interface requirements. We are appreciative of our partnership with Swisscom and are exceptionally proud that we were able to bring to market our first BLE remote with such a long standing partner.” Ruwido is exhibiting at IBC on stand 1.F68
Roku has launched an over-the-top advertising marketplace for its streaming platform in the US called Audience Marketplace.Publishers can use Audience Marketplace to sell targeted audiences to advertisers, using Roku’s first-party data and proprietary ad technology.Roku said that has “extensive insights” into its millions of OTT streamers and offers the ability to precisely target specific segments at a household level.“The business of streaming is winning – both in the minds of consumers and advertisers,” said Seth Walters, vice president of demand partnerships, Roku.“As the industry’s leading TV streaming platform, we’re well-positioned to empower our publishers to unlock the full potential of OTT advertising and help them to meet the needs of brands and consumers.”Initial publishers participating in Audience Marketplace include Fox, Turner, and Viacom, with advertisers able to take advantage of the service through programmatic or traditional direct selling methods.Turner’s vice president of ad innovation and programmatic solutions, Larry Allen, said: “Over-the-top distribution has been a key audience driver for Turner’s portfolio of premium content, with Roku being one of the preeminent partner platforms.”“Participating in Roku’s Audience Marketplace gives us access to rich insights and enhanced audience targeting capabilities, extending the ability for ad buyers to reach and engage with streaming viewing audiences that are critical to grow their business.”
Green Entrepreneur Podcast dispensaries.com Listen Now Next Article Guest Writer The on-again, off-again July 1 start date for recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts is now officially off again, leaving one state official apologizing to voters who approved legalization back in 2016 and expected to be able to purchase it next month.“I understand those expectations,” said Steven Hoffman, chairman of the state Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). “And I’m sorry that people have expectations that were not met. I am truly sorry about that.”While other states came racing out of the gate to start adult-use sales after voters approved legalization, Massachusetts has hit a few snags.The latest came this week when state officials halted the July 1 start date because they have yet to set up a testing lab for marijuana. The CCC announced it would wait until such a lab is up and running before moving forward on legalized recreational sales.That’s important because any marijuana sold legally in the state must first be tested. The CCC formally asked staff to speed up the process for considering any applications from testing labs.That may take until late summer or early fall.Related: Hangover-Proof Beer Infused With THC and CBDs? Cheers!Other IssuesAnother frustration for cannabis professionals and consumers has been the government’s snail-like pace to issue licenses. Since state legalization, the CCC has only issued one license for a marijuana grower–Sira Naturals, a cultivation facility in Milford. And that wasn’t approved until June.The July 1 start date was first used by state legislators and later adopted by the CCC. But as the months have rolled along in 2018, it became increasingly obvious it wasn’t going to happen.Hoffman said at the June CCC meeting that he is not going to predict when Massachusetts residents will see their 2016 vote become a reality. “I have resisted making a forecast and I will continue to resist making a forecast,” he said.Related: How To Navigate the Murky Waters of Cannabis MarketingThe Fate of Other November 2016 StatesSo how does Massachusetts stack up with the other states that approved recreational marijuana in the November 2016 elections? Let’s take a quick look:Nevada. The state had a system up and running by July 1, 2017, less than eight months after voter approval. Recreational sales reached $41 million in the month of March alone, prompting the Las Vegas Journal-Review to write: “Move over, sagebrush; Nevada might have a new state flower.” Marijuana sales have totaled $304 million since last July.California. The Golden State started sales in January 2018, as promised by state officials. There was $339 million in sales in the first two months alone. That was actually below the estimates. Sales are expected to soar higher as more dispensaries are licensed.Maine. You are not to be blamed for forgetting Maine legalized marijuana sales in 2016. That’s because Gov. Paul LePage vetoed the law that would have made it legal. However, state leaders continue to hammer out the rules that the governor will accept, and sales could start in spring 2019.Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. June 28, 2018 Sorry, Massachusetts. Cannabis Sales Are Delayed-Again. Voters approved marijuana legalization back in 2016. They’re still waiting to buy it. Add to Queue Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares Image credit: Jonathan Wiggs | Getty Images Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. News and Trends