A well-known and expanding Donegal company is seeking a finance manager.See below for full details.Finance Manager Arklu Limited – Letterkenny, Co DonegalFull-time, PermanentAbout ArkluArklu are Letterkenny based company that was formed in December 2010, they are the company behind the Lottie and Finn range of dolls which are targeted at children aged from 3 to 9. Lottie dolls have been the recipient of numerous international toy awards and are on sale in over 30 countries around the world.The Donegal Lottie!Arklu in Letterkenny In Letterkenny Arklu currently employs people in the following departments Finance, Marketing, Communications, Sales, Product Development and Customer Services. 50% of Arklu’s business is direct to consumer via its on line channels the remainder is to distributors and retailers.Position Summary:The Finance Manager is accountable to deliver accurate and timely financial information monthly, quarterly and annuallyResponsible for all company tax and company secretarial compliance in UK, USA and IrelandSupport the day to day operational processes in the businessManagement of Insurance, product testing processPreparation of budgets forecast and strategic planningManagement of banking and investor relationshipsMaintenance and protection of IP, trademarks etcMinimum Education•Honours Degree•Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA. Preferred Experience•3-5 years of general accounting experience in industry•Netsuite or other enterprise systems experience•Audit exprience.Please send all CVs and application letters to firstname.lastname@example.orgVacancy: Company seeks full-time Finance Manager was last modified: September 19th, 2016 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)Tags:ARKLUdonegalFinance Manager
OAKLAND – The Warriors believe they can model themselves after the San Antonio Spurs. Can they find a Tony Parker, though, with their No. 28 pick in the NBA Draft?Incredibly unfair to expect the Warriors to do that. In the history of the NBA draft, most of the league’s No. 28 picks have fallen into two categories. They became decent role players. Or they did not last long in the NBA. Somehow, though, the Spurs landed Parker at No. 28 in the 2001 NBA Draft.How did they do that? The Spurs had …
Panasonic recently announced the long-awaited V-Log picture profile for their GH4. The cost to upgrade is $99. Here’s why it’s worth it.When Panasonic first teased customers with the prospect of V-Log, the response was overwhelming. It quickly became very clear that GH4 owners desperately wanted the ability to shoot in a Log color space, and for the last year or so, many users have been eagerly anticipating the release.As of last week, V-Log was finally officially announced — but the announcement came with a catch: the upgrade wouldn’t be free and would cost current users $99 to upgrade. While some GH4 owners were upset by this, I personally understand the upgrade pricing. It’s not the first time a camera manufacturer has charged for a firmware update, and while the $99 isn’t cheap, it isn’t outrageous either. In my opinion, the upgrade is well worth our money for these three reasons:1. Added Dynamic RangeWith V-Log enabled, you’re now able to capture twelve stops of dynamic range with the GH4, which is about two stops more than any other picture profile — and those 2 stops will go a very long way. Under certain circumstances it may mean that you need less lighting and/or grip gear, and the upgrade could potentially pay for itself on your first shoot.This video shows us the cinematic potential of the new V-Log format:2. More Flexibility in PostFor anyone out there like myself, who enjoys color grading — this update is for you. Not only will your images have more dynamic range, but you’ll have a far greater ability to grade the images in the editing room. If you’ve ever color corrected log footage, you know how much more freeing it can be when compared to working in a Rec 709 color space.3. LUT IntegrationOver the years, many LUTs (Look Up Tables) have been created for log footage, and now they’ll all be compatible with your GH4 footage. You could theoretically use an ARRI ALEXA LUT (or any other LUT designed for Log) with your GH4 footage and get some very instant results that may not need a whole lot of tweaking. Not to mention, one of the biggest issues with the GH4 in the past (for me at least) has been skin tones. The combination of Log and the right LUT will help with that immensely.There are also a lot of really good free LUT resources online. This article from Johnny Elwyn shares a few links to a few free resources.Pricing and AvailabilityThe new V-Log update for the Panasonic GH4 will cost $99.99 and be available mid-September.Are you excited about the new v-log format in the GH4? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
There are new rules in B2B sales. There is also a set of rules for how decisions are made, how consensus is built.Rule 1: There is No Decision MakerIn days long past, one was instructed to find “the authority,” that individual invested with the power to bind their organization to a deal. It was believed, and was often true, that this high-level executive, if properly pursued, was all that was necessary to win a deal. The person at the top of the organizational chart would force his will on the rest of the organization, over any protestations to the contrary.This person, “the authority” no longer exists. Instead, there are “decision-makers,” each of whom is invested with some power—and some amount of influence—when it comes to any decision to change. Leaders are rarely willing to force their decision on the people in their charge, believing that they hired smart people to make decisions and execute those decisions. These leaders now know that without the support of the people in their charge, execution will be difficult—if it is even possible.If you are looking for a single decision-maker in a B2B sales, you are unlikely to find one. Instead, you must now seek out all who are going to participate in any decision to change.Rule 2: Influence is Stronger than AuthorityAuthority isn’t what it used to be. Influence, on the other hand, is what it has always been: quiet, invisible, and powerful beyond belief. Influence is even more powerful than authority, something that has been true throughout human history.In a room full of people, influence can be very hard to discern with the naked eye. The quiet person who sits without saying a word, but who is the subject matter expert the rest of the team relies on to interpret what they are hearing, may seem like someone with little concern—and no real impact on the course of the meeting. That person, however, may be the linchpin, the person who whispers yay or nay quietly into the ear of those who will cast votes to move forward or choose your competitor.The most powerful forces in the universe are invisible, like gravity and radiation. If you are not looking for and working towards uncovering influence, you will struggle to win a consensus.Rule 3: Your Client Doesn’t Know Who Is DecidingWhen your prospective client lets an RFP, they have a well-defined process (even if it doesn’t serve them nearly as well as they might believe), and that process invariably includes the stakeholders that have been assembled to review proposals and presentations. There are many deals that look like this, but there as many or more without a formal process.When there is no defined process, ad hoc teams are brought together to decide. Your client doesn’t often know who is going to be part of that team. In fact, you may work with one department inside your dream client and get all the way to the end of the sales conversation only to find that another department has torpedoed your deal. The department that kills your deal does so because they have competing interests—and sometimes because they were left out of the process.The responsibility to identify the people who are going to be affected by any decision to change and build consensus now falls to you. This is true even when your dream client tells you consensus is unnecessary, and even when they believe bringing in other stakeholders is a risk to your initiative. As always, it is your responsibility to control the process.Rule 4: You Still Need Executive LeadershipIn many of the companies you are pursuing, there is a competition over priorities. We often believe that the only displacement we need to make is the one where our competitor is removed. I would this were true, but it isn’t. The truth of the matter is that as often as not, we are not only displacing a competitor, we are also displacing other priorities. Without executive support, consensus is difficult.The stakeholders who support you are going to have to make the case that you should displace your competitor—or be chosen over them in any contest. They are going to have to make a case to their executive leadership team as to why they are choosing you. If executive leadership is part of the process, you have a greater likelihood of gaining their support, support you may also need when your deal runs into trouble throughout the process of building consensus. Executive leadership is often the tie-breaker or final arbiter on important decisions.Every day, deals die because of a change of priorities. I wish I could support this with a fact, a percentage that would shake you to your very core, but I cannot. That does not mean it is not significant.Keeping your initiative alive is difficult when the ground is shifting beneath your feet. Unless your initiative is tied to something strategic, it can easily be displaced by higher priorities. What often prevents your project from being moved into the future is the support of executive leaders who will argue that what you are doing is important to them, and that is should be pursued now.There is nothing easy about gaining an executive sponsor, but if you would build consensus, you need a leader.Rule 5: Mitigate Challenges and Be Aware of the PoliticsTo gain consensus, you are going to have to do two things. First, you are going to have to mitigate the harm your initiative causes some stakeholders where and when that is possible. Second, you are going to have to be cognizant of your client’s internal politics. Of the two, mitigation may be the easier, which in no way should give you the feeling that it is any sort of cakewalk.If what you are proposing makes some department’s life more difficult, it your responsibility to do what is in your power to mitigate the problems you create. Sometimes that requires you adjust your solution. Other times, it requires asking other stakeholders to change the way they are doing something, the timing, or the investment they are making. When conflict exists, collaboration is possible. If you want the support of those who may be in some way harmed, do your best to help them so they stand down and do not oppose your initiative.Politics exist in every company, and in my experience, even more so in companies that suggest that they have no politics. One of the ways you might look at the politics is through the lens of how you sequence the meetings you have, the stakeholders you include, and who and what is going to be necessary for a yes. Do you build consensus with the friendlies before bringing in the dangerous opponent, leaving them so far behind that you steamroll him into submission? Or do you bring them in early, forcing their challenge into the light so that you can dispatch it early?In a change initiative, some party may stand to gain power and influence at the expense of others. Building consensus requires you to be aware of the game that is being played and make good—and strategic—decisions.These are the new rules of consensus. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
Five persons were believed to be trampled to death by a lone tusker in two nearby villages of Odisha’s Angul district late Thursday night.Of the five deceased, three belonged to one family, who were engaged in brickmaking. They were sleeping on verandah of house in Sandha village in Angul district when the elephant was believed to have attacked them. They died on the spot. The elephant attacked another woman in the same village and crushed her. The incident took place around midnight. After one hour, another death was reported from Santhapada, a few kilometers away from the first village. Identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained.The man-elephant conflict is critical in Odisha. According to Wildlife Society of Orissa (WSO), an environmental pressure group, the State has lost 694 elephants, while 661 human deaths were reported in elephant attack in last nine years.In 2018-19, as many as 92 persons died in elephant attacks, highest in a single year. The year also saw 91 elephants losing lives, which is also a record.In April this year, three elephants have already been killed while 10 human deaths have been recorded in the State.“Last year’s 92 human deaths in elephant attack was the highest ever recorded human casualty in a year. Acute human-elephant conflict continues unabated due to total lack of concern of Odisha forest department. We anticipate more casualties this year as well,” said Biswajit Mohanty of WSO.Mr. Mohanty said, “in the fresh case if the elephant was a lone tusker, the animal being in aggressive state-of-the-mind could attack more people. The forest department should immediately corner the elephant in a forest and prevent further attacks. At the same time, people should be asked to venture out of their homes cautiously.”Meanwhile, agitated people in the locality demanded that the forest department should take proper steps so that elephant would not stray into human habitations. The State government pays a compensation of ₹4 lakh to family members of a person killed by wild animals.
Senior IPS officer A. Shankar Rao has been appointed as Sikkim’s new Director General of Police, a government notification has said.Mr. Rao, a 1987-batch IPS officer of the Sikkim cadre, replaced S.D. Negi, who has been transferred to the Labour Department as Principal Secretary, it said.Mr. Rao is at present posted as the Officer on Special Duty at the State Tourism and Civil Aviation Department office in New Delhi. A. Shankar Rao will be the new DGP of Sikkim with immediate effect, the notification issued by Tenzing Gelek, Principal Secretary to the State government, said.
States are now competing with each other to provide enabling ecosystems for investors, rather than a competition of concessions and discounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday while inaugurating the two-day Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet in Dharamshala.“Prime Minister said that in the last few years States have realised that this competition of offering discounts or concessions to industrialists were of no benefit to anyone – either to the State or to the Industrialists. He said it is essential that there is an enabling ecosystem for investors to invest in the States, where it is free of the Inspector Raj and the need of permits at every stage,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.He added that unwanted laws and government interventions helped in slowing down progress. Citing the changes made by his government, the Prime Minister said India had improved 79 places in the Ease of Doing Business Rankings from 2014 till 2019.“Every year we are improving in each parameter. Improvement in these rankings means that our Government is making decisions after a thorough understanding of the needs at the grass roots level for the industry,” he said.Speaking about the Himachal Pradesh government’s steps, including single-window clearance, he said the State has a huge potential for conference tourism.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the State government had a target of attracting investment of ₹85,000 crore and had been able to sign 603 MoUs worth ₹92,439 crore, a Himachal Pradesh government statement said.Pharma research hubMr. Thakur added that the government was interested in developing the State as a research and development hub for pharmaceuticals. He also said that the State government would soon set up an investment promotion authority to facilitate investments.
Hamilton wins Belgian GP to trim Vettel’s lead to 7 points Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “Once we get fully healthy, we’ll be a different team and right now, we’re still finding our way, but I’m proud of the team that we gave our full effort. We just need to focus on certain areas that we want and don’t fall on the same stuff in the next one.”But for the Fil-Am sniper, he doesn’t want San Miguel to fall on the trap of playing the waiting game, saying that his team must find a way to rectify its miscues this early than feel sorry in the future.“We just got to get better at the things that we make mistakes on and learn from them,” he said, highlighting the poor start that saw the Beermen trail by 15 early, 25-10.“Of course, you want to play the full 48 minutes and that’s the key. If we could play the full 48 minutes, we could set the tone and play our style of brand. We can’t play two quarters, two-and-a-half, three-and-a-half, we got to play four quarters. That’s the key of beating any team. We can’t to come out and be down. We got to play the full four quarters.”And it starts in practice as San Miguel eyes to bounce back against Alaska on Saturday in Angeles City in Pampanga. ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “I can’t think about the last five games we played. I’m thinking about the sixth game that’s coming up. That’s all I can think about. One game at a time. This loss hurts, but it is what it is and we got to bounce back,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Marcio Lassiter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMarcio Lassiter will be the first to admit that right now, San Miguel is not the same team that won the first two championships this season.“It’s just different for us right now. We’re not used to playing this type of lineup all the time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SMB coach Leo Austria continued to thread the needle with prized big man June Mar Fajardo as the veteran mentor keeping the three-time PBA Most Valuable Player on minutes restriction to give him time to recover from his calf injury while also keeping him fresh for the bigger wars ahead.But with Fajardo out, San Miguel suffered another close shave, this time losing to surprise contender NLEX, 103-100, on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLassiter, though, remains upbeat knowing that the Beermen have enough talent to win.“We got enough talent to beat teams, and every one from the bench can compete with anybody. We know we can compete at a high level so we just got to continue playing San Miguel ball and make sure that whoever’s out there, we’ll come out and play hard,” he said. View comments