Province releases review of hydraulic fracturing in B.C.

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. has released a review of hydraulic fracturing.  The report, prepared by a three-member panel makes 97 recommendations the focus on environmental impacts and knowledge gaps about the industry.The report focused on four main areas, water quality, water quantity, induced seismicity, and fugitive emissions.   The panel also reviewed how hydraulic fracturing impacts human health, impacts on environmental health, and cumulative effects of the process.- Advertisement -The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources says they will take a phased approach to implement the scientific panel’s 97 recommendations. In May of 2019, the Province will release its short-term plan and in December the long-term plan.Read the full report below.The Province says they have already started to make changes to now the OGC regulates dams and water storage, new regulations for orphaned well sites and instructing the OGC to work more with Treaty 8 members.Advertisementlast_img read more

Baby shark attack at Donegal school! – Picture Special

first_imgA Letterkenny National School was invaded by a large ‘school’ of sharks this Halloween!Scoil Mhuire gan Smál fin-ished the term off in style with a Halloween dress up day. Staff really got into the spirit and turned up as a jaw-some family of sharks, inspired by the catchiest song of the year.All the characters were represented – Baby Shark, Mammy & Daddy Shark and Granny & Grandad Shark – and the staff and pupils later sank their teeth into a great performance of the song and dance. Scoil Mhuire gan Smal teacher shark attack!Little witches, wizards, dinosaurs and Storm Troopers stormed the corridors of Scoil Mhuire gan Smal on their fancy dress day, which was frightfully good fun.See more pictures below:  Baby shark attack at Donegal school! – Picture Special was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

How Much Money are Old Computers Costing Your Business?

first_imgJust how much are you losing due to outdated equipment? Find out with a quick calculation using START, the SMB Technology Asset Recommendation Tool.Using the START tool is easy and effective. The advanced features allow for customization based on your organizations specific needs. For example, for businesses with more than 20 employees, the advanced option gives more detailed information on the tools and technology that best fits their company’s profile. To find out which devices are best for your business simply enter in:           a) the performance device needs of your business,          b) the number of employees in the company,          c) the average age of the older machines still in use          d) the features you needSTART will provide a quick infographic for you to share in-house, and take with you to your partner reseller to discuss your business needs.Having a short, easily readable infographic highlighting the potential savings new computers bring can be a simple way to underscore the importance of technology upgrades to those outside of IT as well. With all of the things small businesses need to keep in mind, determining what tools employees need should be as easy as possible, especially if you’re in the majority of owners who still feel “overwhelmed” by all of the different technology trends today.Don’t let antiquated equipment keep your business from thriving. START now by calculating the true costs of your devices. Upgrading office equipment can be one of the larger expenditures for small businesses. According to a recent study from Gartner, IT spending specifically for small businesses will grow faster than the overall IT market. Unfortunately, too often the old cliché of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” can define people’s mindset when it comes to considering whether or not to replace older machines. That line of thought could be costing your company thousands of dollars, not to mention dozens of lost productivity hours each year.last_img read more

CWG guilty won’t be spared, says Sonia Gandhi

first_imgBreaking her silence on the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday gave out a stern message. Addressing a Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting the party chief said nobody found guilty of corruption would be spared.”I trust that as soon as Games are over government will look into the corruption charges and spare no one found to be involved in malpractices,” she said. Sonia said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has already taken a decisive action on the issue and was looking into the corruption charges against the CWG organising committee (OC). The Congress chief said the Delhi Games is a national event and every possible effort should be made to make it successful and that it is the responsibility of the entire nation to make it successful. She urged everyone to rise above politics to ensure that nation’s image is not tarnished. “Games are few days away. It is time for all of us to come together and ensure success of the Games as the prestige of the nation is involved. Let’s not forget it, as we take steps to ensure accountability,” Sonia said.last_img read more

Samsung to make 7-inch smartphone-like tablet: Report

first_imgA 7-inch Samsung tablet that looks like a Smartphone has been spotted in China. According to a report on SAMMOBILE, the device bears the model number SM-T2558.The SM-T2558 will have a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 1.5GB RAM. It may sport a 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. The device is expected to come with 8GB  storage with a microSD slot. The SM-T2558 is said to run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean instead of the latest Kit Kit.Given the specifications, we assume that SM-T2558 will be a mid-ranger.With this size, the SM-T2558 is going to be a handset with the largest screen ever. It was  spotted at a Chinese regulatory site that deals with certification for approvals.For now, there is no information as to when and where it will be launched. We expect more leaks to follow about its features and other details.last_img

HubSpot TV – Infecting Your Market with Viral Video

first_img suggests otherwise. HubSpot TV Episode #19 – December 12, 2008 http://bit.ly/XJ4A How to interact on Twitter – @karenrubin @mvolpe Mailbag ! http://www.toprankblog.com/2008/12/5-tips-for-successful-blog-optimization/ http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/smiling_in_your_social_network_photos_means_you_have_more_friends.php Question: Do you enjoy the extra content we have been posting to the iTunes feed? http://www.postadvertising.com/post/2008/12/12/Holiday-Season-Brings-Many-AdsOr-Does-It.aspx Thanks for the feedback on the show length! Marketing Takeaway: Make sure you are using your blog to have a conversation. No one cares about your products, so talk about what’s really interesting to your customers. Submit your votes for best viral video of 2008 to us…. Intro Search Advertising Surges in Q4 Marketing Tip of the Week @indyjones would love to know more about best practices for twitter bio. I’ve had good luck with @grader suggestions based on bios, but Remember to subscribe in iTunes – Viral Videos http://www.marketingsherpa.com/sample.cfm?ident=30953 http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2008/12/10/health-check-how-trusted-is-your-corporate-blog/ Subscribe in iTunes http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2008/12/search-advertising-surges-in-q4-%e2%80%93-defying-the-economic-downturn.html @davecriswell asked When/How should you initially interact with inbound leads? Maybe don’t mention your brand: http://blog.clickz.com/081209-172517.html TiVo Shows Ads on Pause http://success.hubspot.com/Customer-Discussion-Forum/forumid/97/postid/6026/view/topic http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/08/the-newspaper-indust.html Like HubSpot TV? http://rohitbhargava.typepad.com/weblog/2008/12/forrester-finds.html Marketing Takeaway: Print news is dying, find alternative methods to marketing. HINT: Look at inbound marketing. Squeeze Pages as an inbound marketing technique, good or bad?  Marketing Takeaway: Recessions make people focus more on inbound marketing.  Gatorade Ball Girl http://www.smartmarketmovie.com/eric/typical-online-video-watched/ http://itunes.hubspot.tv Chicago Tribune and the Death of Newspapers Marketing Takeaway: Make sure you have a good friendly photo of yourself to use on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, your blog and other social media sites. Headlines Closing 84% of Corporate Blogs Suck http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/4437/You-Oughta-Know-Inbound-Marketing.aspx Marketing Takeaway: Figure out how to make your ads less interruptive. You Oughta Know Inbound Marketing Forum Fodder Smiling in your Facebook Photo Gets You More Friends Originally published Dec 13, 2008 2:47:00 PM, updated July 04 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

You Like Badges!? – “Foursquare Cops” Web Series [Episode 1]

first_img , @ subscribe to our YouTube page ? Has anyone ever stolen your Foursquare mayorship? Worse, have they done it… Foursquare Topics: , @ ” Detective John Hardy and Officer Frank Ashton. Tune in every Tuesday at 12:00pm EDT here on our blog, or kylejames HubSpot’s new comedy web series tells the adventures of ” WoodyTondorf and Richard DeAgazio. Starring: Foursquare Cops Originally published Apr 13, 2010 12:49:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 KylePaice Download the free webinar Guest Starring: @ @ , @ . How do you get started with YouTube, video podcasting, live streaming, or viral videos? Episode #1: “How Do You Like This Badge, B*TCH?” Webinar: How to Use Online Video for Inbound Marketing illegally natehinchey Producer and Director: @ repcor andypitre to learn how to use online video to grow your business with inbound marketing. 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

Facebook Copies Google+ Sharing, And It Doesn’t Matter

first_imgWhen Google’s social network Google+ launched, its core differentiation was Circles, a way to share content with only a certain group — or groups — of your Google+ connections. Today, In the next 24 hours, you are likely to come across way too many headlines discussing the battle between Google+ and Facebook around It Doesn’t Matter! search What do you think about social media data . Google wants the content that Facebook users are sharing, and Facebook wants all of the search volume that Google has. It has nothing to do with granular sharing. Google Updates a big deal. When content is public, guess what? Facebook can display it in its search results. This makes Facebook search results better and more usable than ever. This change isn’t about competing with Google+, the social network. It’s about competing with Google’s core business: use inbound marketing to get found It’s About Search, Stupid Facebook ‘s newest sharing features?center_img The old saying in politics is, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Today, we should create the equivalent for social media: “It’s about search, stupid.” Every major battle online comes down to search. The web is too busy talking about granular sharing to see the real importance of Facebook’s change. Facebook users now have the option to make posts public! Yeah, public, as in…to the entire internet. Now that is As a marketer, your job is to . Until now, Facebook search has been less then helpful because of the lack of public content. But that will soon change. and convert leads. This increased focus on search and information discovery only helps your marketing efforts. When sharing content online, make sure it is made public so it can be indexed by search engines. Understand that the next generation of search is more than major search engines like Google and Bing. Facebook, Yelp, LinkedIn, and Twitter will all become viable competitors in the search for the right information at the right time. Be sure to use keywords core to your inbound marketing strategy to ensure you get found by quality prospects through search. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Facebook has reported sharing. All of these articles will miss the point. Google and Facebook aren’t battling over social sharing. Heck, they aren’t even battling over users. Facebook has 750 million users, and a few cool sharing features aren’t going to cause a large percentage of users to jump ship. Rather, Google and Facebook are battling over Marketing Takeaway Topics: that its new profile design, which is getting rolled out to a small group of users this week, includes its own granular sharing options. These options would let the user to, on a message by message basis, choose whether content should be public, only viewable to friends, or viewable to a custom group of people. Originally published Aug 23, 2011 5:56:00 PM, updated October 20 2016last_img read more

5 Tips for Managing LinkedIn Groups

first_img Originally published Sep 27, 2011 3:37:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 In B2B marketing, creating and managing your own LinkedIn group for your brand is a great lead generation strategy. LinkedIn groups draw prospects to you in several ways:1. Establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry. By engaging in the discussions your group members have and answering questions, you show how you’re a resource.2. Grow a community of advocates. Hosting valuable, industry-centric conversations is helpful to your current and potential customers. Because of the group, they will advocate for the content you share and develop a connection to your message and brand.3. Get ideas for content. This one isn’t as obvious, but it’s huge! Get a sense of the conversations people are post and questions they are asking. Use that as inspiration for your blog posts.Get the essential guide to using LinkedIn for marketing and professional networking.At HubSpot, we’ve learned a thing or two about building and moderating LinkedIn Groups through our LinkedIn groups, including:- Inbound Marketers- Inbound Marketing University Certified- Inbound Marketing University AlumniHere are some “tips from the trenches” that will help you kickstart, grow and maintain a LinkedIn group of your own.5 Tips for Managing LinkedIn Groups1. Pick Your Poison – Open Group or Closed GroupLinkedIn offers two group settings, open or closed. With an open group, discussions are publicly visible. Anyone can join, and depending on your moderation settings, anyone can submit discussions (or you can require moderator approval before the discussion is visible.) In closed groups, people must request to join and the discussions aren’t visible to everyone on LinkedIn. A “lock” icon appears next to your group name to indicate this.The pros and cons? An open group grows faster. You’ll get more discussions, more members and more opportunity for lead generation. Discussions and groups are indexed by search engines. While that won’t help your own site’s rankings, it will associate your brand with the keywords, phrases and conversations that are meaningful to your company. Open groups also mean more moderation of discussions, whereas closed groups tend to be smaller and naturally more focused.Choose which approach works for your goals.2. Set Some House RulesCommunity guidelines are an important part of any forum. Under the “manage” tab, you will find the section where you can set some Group Rules to set clear expectations for what you hope members get out of participating with your LinkedIn group. Spam and self-promotion are party-fouls. They ruin the fun for your group members who are actually trying to learn and connect. Give some tips on what members can do to make the most of the group, and in a direct but friendly way, make note of what won’t be tolerated.Need inspiration for your Group Rules? Check out Flickr’s community guidelines. They’re some of the best in the biz.3. Send Announcements to Your GroupGenerate leads from your LinkedIn group by sending announcements to your members. You’re allowed to send up to one announcement per week. Under the Manage tab, you’ll see an option to send an announcement on the left hand side. Make the most of it by sharing content that leads members to fill out a form on a landing page on your site. Whether this is for an eBook or white paper or an event registration, be sure you’re leading them to a landing page where they will convert.4. Grow Your Group: Invite Your NetworkYou can do this in two ways: Send invitations, or share the group.Invitations: Under the manage tab, you’ll find an option to send invitations. Invite colleagues and professional connections to participate. Be strategic, though. Don’t mass-email your entire professional network asking them to join. Use personalized messages and explain to people why you think they’d enjoy the discussions in your group.Share the group: If you want to go the mass-invite route, you can select the Share Group option in the top right hand corner. There, you’ll find an option to post the group not only to your LinkedIn profile (this will show up in LinkedIn’s main activity feed as well) but you can also share it on Facebook and Twitter. Even though it’s a mass “invite,” still personalize it by filling in the message box. Provide context and explain why you are sharing the group.5. Participate!LinkedIn shows some engagement metrics to help you measure your progress, including sharing who the top influencer is. The thing is: You don’t wanna be that guy. A community member should be the top influencer. A community forum is about connecting members to each other, not another broadcast channel. At its best, your forum will include mostly discussions related to your business but not about your business. The conversations will teach your customers use your product or service better.How are you using LinkedIn for lead generation? Have you considered creating a group for your business? Let us know in the comments! Topics: LinkedIn Marketing 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