Teamwide goal setting is crucial if you expect to maximize and maintain your productivity.Your team members must always be clear about what your goals are, and how you’ll get there; that should be a given.But realize that some of your team members will have a better understanding of goal-setting than others, so it’s up to you to make sure they all stay on the same wavelength.1. Start with individual team membersYou’ll find it easier to establish team goals if individual members also have personal goals to reach for.Chris might want to make $150,000 annually by the time he’s 35, while Jane may prefer to move up the management ladder toward CFO. As you learn your team members’ personal and professional development goals, help them find ways to weave those goals into the general goal-fabric of both team and organization. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Tourism in North Korea appeared to be booming before the Covid-19 outbreak, he recalls. Around 100,000 tourists – mostly Chinese – are thought to visit North Korea each year. The number of non-Chinese tourists for the same period is assumed to be between 8,000 and 10,000. – Advertisement –
Good tourist figures are expected for the holidays Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković pointed out that the City of Dubrovnik is satisfied with the support they have from the Ministry of Tourism and the fact that the Minister of Tourism recognized that Dubrovnik has really shown certain changes in destination management and sustainability of the tourist destination. Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković and Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, with their associates, held a meeting in Dubrovnik today. The Minister of Tourism also commented on the number of arrivals and overnight stays, both at the level of the year and for the upcoming holidays. As he said, in the “first package” for the first six months the increase was 15 percent, in the “second” July and August, we recorded a five percent increase in tourists, and in the “third”, and these are the last four months we have a constant five up to a six percent increase. ”We will observe and approach these three periods in the future. We can say that we will end the year with five percent more tourists and two percent more overnight stays. The plan was achieved. Today we have two billion kuna more than last year fiscalized in accommodation, catering and tourism services, which is some eight percent”Concluded Gary Cappelli. Also, Minister Cappelli commented on the issue of solving, ie improving the tourist infrastructure in Dubrovnik. ”We see that large projects are being prepared for everything that this government has recognized as a crucial problem of Dubrovnik, and that is the tourist infrastructure, sewerage and everything that goes with it, along with solving the issue of cruisers. The big problem is the bypass from Župa dubrovačka to the airport. This was discussed and Minister Butković told me that he was taking it seriously, that he was talking to the prefect and the mayor. Further development, tourist development, any development of the city of Dubrovnik, the whole county, survives practically on that bypass which is very important. If we know that we have about 3 million passengers who came to Dubrovnik Airport, that the big problem is the bottleneck at the traffic lights in Župa, if we know that tomorrow we are talking about investments in Kupari and if we want a congress center there, then we are really getting into a problem. primarily addressed infrastructurally”, Also pointed out Minister Cappelli. DUBROVNIK FINALLY DEVELOPED THE PROGRAM “WINTER IN DUBROVNIK” SENSELY AND CONNECTEDLY “The city of Dubrovnik is satisfied with the support we have from the Ministry of Tourism. Namely, the Minister mentioned the fact that the introduction of a cruise tax was allowed, which is extremely important for Dubrovnik because we will use the entire tax exclusively for the improvement of transport infrastructure in the area of the City of Dubrovnik. As far as the issue of sustainability is concerned, just as the issue of the excessive number of guests in the destination did not come overnight, so the issue of sustainability alone cannot be resolved overnight. However, with a systematic solution, step by step, we are going in that direction. I am glad that the world’s leading organizations have got involved and that now UNESCO itself says that Dubrovnik is an example of how to approach solving a certain problem. There is still a lot of work ahead of us but I am sure we are going in the right direction”, Said Mayor Franković. AFTER 13 LONG YEARS, DIRECT AIRLINE BETWEEN DUBROVNIK AND BUDAPEST IS BEING INTRODUCED AGAIN Cappelli: Solving the bypass would ensure the day-to-day tourist development of Dubrovnik and the entire region DUBROVNIK EXPECTS OVER HRK 10 MILLION IN REVENUE FROM THE TOURIST FEE FOR CRUISES “The season for Dubrovnik is not over yet, the numbers are good, the preparations for this season have started well. I am glad that with our new package of laws on tourist boards we have managed to do exactly what Dubrovnik has certainly benefited from, and that is the introduction of an additional tax for cruisers. I am particularly pleased that this was their proposal, and we are considering some more decentralization proposals that we have discussed now.”, Said Minister Cappelli after the meeting with Mayor Franković, noting that there was a decentralization of the package of laws on residence tax, which are passed by the decision of the city councils. In their statements for the media after the meeting, they referred to current issues related to the current situation and further development of this most important economic branch for Dubrovnik. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DUBROVNIK TOURIST WINTER 2019/2020? When asked about the Dubrovnik tourist winter, he added that last year they had a good increase in airlines and this was reflected in the increase in the number of guests in the destination of 20 percent compared to the winter before. “This year it will be even more. We are connected to London, Spain, Poland, Istanbul and Frankfurt. We have a connection with all international centers and we believe that this season will be good and successful. As for the offer we have, we have the problem of closed catering facilities, although now present to a lesser extent, because the city has forgiven the lease of public space to those who are open in winter. With the new contracts, all those who will be in the city will have the obligation to work in the winter and thus our offer will be more complete.”Concluded Fanković. “We talked about further decentralization, about the issue of private accommodation. It is very desirable, but it needs to be solved better ”, said Minister Cappelli also explaining that his proposal in some future law will be to allow city councils to make a decision on limiting the number of private accommodation facilities on the mayor’s proposal due to infrastructure capacity and destination absorption. Photo: City of Dubrovnik Cover photo: j_nnesk_sser, Pixabay.com RELATED NEWS:
Continuing his popular Medical Matters column, this week Dr Ciaran Roarty of Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice talks about acne. Acne is a common problem mainly associated with the teenage years though it can affect young babies and older adults. It causes black, red or white spots on the face, neck, back and chest. It more commonly affects boys and most teenagers develop it to some degree. Blocked skin pores (which usually have hair growing out of them and release oil) become infected with bacteria and this is usually the underlying problem with acne. Sometimes other conditions e.g. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can also cause acne.Can anything make it worse?Covering acne with a lot of creams and makeup can exacerbate things as well as constantly touching your face with your hands (which can spread germs). Tight clothing, excessive sweating and certain medicines can also make things worse as well as picking or squeezing the spots. Poor hygiene does not cause acne and stress while not helping acne, is not a cause for it. Advice to people with acneWash twice a day with lukewarm water and an antiseptic wash. Do not use strong soaps and avoid abrasive cleansers with granules. Air dry your face. Your doctor can advise on various treatments which work really well for acne. Each individual is different however and your treatment may have to be tailored for you. They do take time to take effect. Your doctor may advise a topical gel or cream containing, for example, benzoyl peroxide. Other topical treatments that are prescribed are known as retinoids and your doctor will likely explain to you about any possible side effects and using sunblock. Topical antibiotics may be prescribed in combination with other treatments also. Antibiotic tablets work by killing germs that contribute to causing acne and are often prescribed along with a topical treatment. It takes time to work and it is important to tell your doctor if you intend becoming pregnant before commencing as some of the above treatments will not be advised. Certain contraceptive pills may help acne, while others can exacerbate it. Other more powerful tablets are also sometimes prescribed for more severe acne and they work by reducing the amount of oil made by your skin. Any treatment takes up to 6 weeks for there to be any effect and may take up to 4 months to be most effective so you need to give it a chance to work. Ongoing topical treatments may be needed to keep spots at bay once the initial treatment has finished. Scars from acne can be treated by laser treatment, peeling treatments and collagen injections though these can be quite expensive. The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your own Doctor. Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111scallys.ieMedical Matters: How to treat Acne? was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare 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)
Nothing is a constant in scientific theories. Popular ideas often wind up historical anecdotes. What will happen to these two popular concepts?Snowball Earth Melts: The idea that prior to the emergence of complex life the Earth was frozen over has been given the colorful title, “Snowball Earth.” Scientists at Imperial College, London, are questioning whether this ever happened, according to EurekAlert. They claim to have found evidence of repeated hot and cold cycles that would not have allowed Earth to undergo a prolonged period of freezing. They also questioned it on thermodynamic grounds: “In fact, once fully frozen, it is difficult to create the right conditions to cause a thaw, since much of the incoming solar radiation would be reflected back by the snow and ice.” Antarctic rivers drain Antarctic lakes: Many scientists had speculated that lakes under Antarctic ice might hold pristine clues to the early Earth, and exotic forms of life. Now they may have to take into account a paper in Science1 that found evidence these lakes are connected and drain from one to another as the ice cover shifts. Images from space show that these lakes act like lubricants and rapidly shift the highly-pressurized subglacial ice around. They cited instances: “Large outbursts of subglacial water have been observed in coastal regions,” and “Antarctic subglacial water can move in large volumes between lakes, on short time scales and over long distances.” In conclusion, they remark that the water movements they detected are “large, extensive, and temporally variable.” Big changes were seen within just 2-3 years. “These observations provide clues to understanding the stability of ice streams through their sensitivity to basal lubrication,” they said. “The time scale for subglacial water transport (months to years) is short compared with that of other known drivers of glacial flow variability, suggesting a mechanism for more rapid changes in ice stream behavior than have previously been assumed.”It may be a hard sell, therefore, to claim that anything under the Antarctic remained stable for millions of years – or that we can know with any certainty what the Earth looked like before there were observers.1Fricker, Scambos, Bindschadler and Padman, “An Active Subglacial Water System in West Antarctica Mapped from Space,” Science, 16 March 2007: Vol. 315. no. 5818, pp. 1544-1548, DOI: 10.1126/science.1136897.Didn’t they ever hear of global warming? Indeed, the science wars are heating up all over the world.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
There are all kinds of ideas about what works and what doesn’t work in sales. Some of it contains a truth, but not the whole truth.Buyers are doing a ton of research. It’s true that buyers are doing research. Maybe some are 57%, 67%, or 117% through their buying process before they reach out to a salesperson. But many of your dream clients have bought what you sell before, have been called on by your competitors for years, and don’t do any research at all. Some are too busy. And why should they do so much research, your competitor’s phone call is coming in the next few minutes.The buying process matters. Your sales process doesn’t. Much of the current wisdom suggests that your sales process is no longer important and what matters now is the buyer’s buying process. It’s true your sales process needs to take account of your prospect’s buying process. But it’s criminal negligence to suggest you don’t need a sales process.Technology makes prospecting easier. Technology makes information acquisition easier. It might even allow you to warm up relationships. But prospecting is still the most difficult part of selling right now (ask anyone who has to open new opportunities). More still, the technology does little to help a salesperson that is unprepared to create enough value to command time. Bad prospecting is still bad prospecting.People don’t like being sold. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anybody do what I would call a truly hard sell. It’s true that no one likes to be pressured to buy. But people do like working with smart, savvy, resourceful salespeople who can help them improve their results.Marketing is supposed to provide ready to buy leads. Marketing’s job is to drive awareness. It’s to help create demand. You could add more responsibilities here, but once you get so far down the continuum that you get to “ready-to-buy leads,” you’ve gone to far. If the lead was ready to sign the paperwork, marketing could email them and collect an e-signature (oh, wait, that’s Inside Sales). You take your leads as you find them. Pick them up and take them the rest of the way.The old stuff doesn’t work. The old stuff is the only stuff that works. Half of what you come across will tell you that the old ways we sold no longer work. They’ll tell you relationship selling doesn’t work, solutions selling is dead, as is consultative selling. And while that’s not exactly true, neither is true that only the shiny new, Sales 2.0 technology-aided sale works.Selling is all collaboration. It’s true that selling well is collaborative. But selling also carries some conflict. That conflict begins when you ask for your dream client’s time and they say no. If you do anything other than accept the “no” and hang up the phone, you have a necessary conflict. It’s true that it helps to turn conflict into an opportunity to collaborate, but isn’t true that it’s only collaborative.Everyone is buying on price. Not exactly true. It is true that globalization, disintermediation, and the recessions that started and closed the first decade of the 21st Century worked to try to commoditize everyone and everything. Yes; it’s true. But there as many buyers who want results, who want better, and who demand value. They’re still willing to pay for it—provided you can help them justify the higher price.Big data is the biggest daddy of them all. Is it going to revolutionize business? Is it going to change the way we sell? Sure. But for the individual salesperson right now, Little Data is every bit as important as Big Data. You already know a lot about your clients and prospects. They already know a lot about you. Right now, that’s more important.You’re supposed to be impartial. Being impartial doesn’t make you consultative. If what you sell doesn’t create value for your prospective, you’re supposed to disqualify them. If your client needs something you don’t sell, by all means advise them. But when you decide to pursue an opportunity, you better be damn partial.
Search operations continued on Thursday at an opencast coal mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha’s Talcher where three workers are feared trapped.A 30-member National Disaster Response Force team is trying to trace the workers under massive heaps of coal and debris. Rescue operations have been affected due to intermittent rain.Mound collapseThe accident had taken place around 11 p.m. on Tuesday when a portion of an earthen mound caved in and trapped several workers. While nine persons were rescued, one body was recovered. The public sector firm had said that labourers working on the night shift at Bharatpur opencast mine in Talcher Coalfields had come under a dump slide due to a strata failure. MCL (Technical/Operations) director O.P. Singh said sincere efforts were being made to trace the trapped workers.The incident was also raised in the State Assembly with Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra saying that the MCL authorities should be taken to task for their laxity, apart from giving adequate compensation to the kin of the victims.
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DEPUTY GOVERNOR PROMISES MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE IN GOVERNMENT Invest Turks and Caicos launches tonight Related Items:Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference, invest tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 1, 2016 – Members of the Invest Turks and Caicos (Invest TCI) team has spent the past three weeks promoting these Islands as an attractive destination for foreign investment at regional conferences, summits and roadshows..The team attended the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami Florida, May 10-11, the Annual Caribbean Investment Summit (CIS), also in Miami on May 12-13th and the 3rd Annual Premier’s Roadshow, May 22nd-27th which saw the team visiting five major US cities over the time period.During their attendance at these events, The Invest TCI team met with numerous investors, developers, government officials, major hotel chains and management groups as well as fellow Investment Promotion Agencies from around the region. The events were a great way to meet investors and network with industry associates. An Investment Opportunities presentation and cocktail hosted by Invest TCI as part of the Premier’s Roadshow in New York City proved to be particularly beneficial for the Agency. The private event saw the attendance of a dozen high profile investors who learnt more about the investment climate in the Islands and also met the Premier, Honourable Dr. Rufus Ewing who was present at the cocktail reception and opened the event. Representatives of Grace Bay Resorts were also present and were able to provide first-hand experience of operating a business on the islands.“We are confident that we have accomplished our goal at these events”, said John Rutherford, CEO of Invest Turks and Caicos. ‘’We set out to let the investment community know the Turks and Caicos Islands are open for business investment and that Invest TCI is ready to facilitate and streamline new investments into the country. “There is no doubt that the Turks & Caicos islands are known for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, however, there is work to be done in promoting the islands as a destination for investment and we were able to achieve that through networking, one on one meetings and our own investor event.The Invest TCI team will continue to promote the islands at targeted industry events throughout the year with the aim of encouraging international investors and developers to invest in the Turks and Caicos.For more information on Invest Turks and Caicos, visit the website at investturksandcaicos.tc. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Islanders will lead new Invest TCI board
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 22, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard gave sound advice to participants of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Economic Empowerment Entrepreneurial Incentive Programme on how to get funding.Shortly after arriving at a recent training session at the C.A. Smith Building, the Minister asked the 18 participants to introduce themselves and share their information on their businesses. He told them there were a number of funding options that could assist: commercial entities as well as investment firms looking to invest in small businesses.The Minister pointed out they should not get into businesses they were not passionate about. He noted the government intends to put together a directory for persons to find funding; and that, moreover, if the business is the dream, one could find a network of people to make that dream happen.Twenty-eight year old Victoria Robinson-Joseph has started working on her egg farm. Currently working from home, she hopes to move to the Grand Bahama Highway. She brought her recently hatched chicks to class for all to see.(BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)By: Robyn Adderley (BIS)