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Loreto Letterkenny Christmas Trade Fair a huge success – Pic Special

first_imgThe annual Loreto Letterkenny Christmas Trade Fair was a tremendous success for all those involved. There was no lack of creativity in the school gym on Tuesday morning!The tables were transformed into tills were business exchanges occurred between students. Decorations lined the walls and Christmas music played in the background. Stalls were crowded with colourful Christmas cards, baked goods and homemade designs.At nine o’clock, the hall was flooded with 1st year students eager to buy gifts and treats for themselves and their friends. The sales began!Companies raced for customers and began with a whole range of sales techniques, including giving out samples, chatting about their products to the teachers and creating special offers.Bank of Ireland were present to begin the judging at ten. The young entrepreneurs stood up straight and explained their business models confidently to the judges.It was a tight call with all the innovation and hard work that had taken place, but in the end 2nd year students Akshata & Akshara Joha won Best Salespeople on the day.‘Nook & Cranny’ ran by TY students Anna Leadley & Orlaith Bennis and ’C&C A to Z’ by Caoimhe Teape and Chloe Murray won Best Product.After the excitement of the hall, coffee and tea was available to adults in the Constance Centre. Mince pies were laid out, ready for eating. A company began to sell delicious crepes, much to the delight of hordes of students, judging by the queues!Sixth class children from Woodland National School and Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál were ushered in to get their raffle ticket and their glass of orange juice and candy canes. Teachers received a well-earned cup of tea and biscuits for their efforts from the TY students. At the end of the day students began to close up their companies and return to class. New skills were learnt and the pupils, now seasoned salespeople, will take these skills out into the world.The experience they have received here is something that will help them as they prepare for exams and in life.The opportunity to hold this event could not have been possible without the dedication of teacher Ms. Mairead Boyle, business teachers and the wider staff at Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny. Of course, a huge congratulation to all students involved in the organisation and the companies in the trade fair.Loreto teachers tell Santa want they want for Christmas!rpt Loreto Letterkenny Christmas Trade Fair a huge success – Pic Special was last modified: December 12th, 2019 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:CHristmasdonegalFairLoretolast_img read more

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The Startup Toolkit: A Canvas For You to Sketch Your Business Framework

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#tips When Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey spoke at the 99% Conference in April, he shared some tips that he found key to the successful development of his own business ideas. One of Dorsey’s suggestions was to “draw it out” – to commit your ideas to paper well before you start to worry about committing those ideas to code.This impulse to “draw it out” lies behind the Startup Toolkit, a project started by Rob Fitzpatrick. The Startup Toolkit is an web-based collaboration tool, where founders can write, revise, and share their business plans and ideas.Worksheets for StartupsThe Startup Toolkit is based on the worksheets that fill Steve Blank‘s book The Four Steps to Epiphany. A proponent of Blank’s ideas, Fitzpatrick found that as he worked through these worksheets, it was sometimes difficult to track and revise information. He says, “Going through his documentation process was eye opening, but I found it very difficult to keep the documents updated. I mean, there are nearly 50 pages of them. And when you’re learning fast and changing beliefs all over the place, it’s hard to stay on top of the implications of those changes for your business.”Visualizing Your Business HypothesesThe Startup Toolkit then takes these worksheet questions and answers and arranges them in a spatial canvas. This method provides both an overview and a visualization for progress. Snapshots of the canvas can be saved, and there’s an offline PDF version as well.“As founders, we get stuck in the day-to-day details and lose sight of the big picture,” says Fitzpatrick. “My core belief for the product is that by writing down your business hypotheses (or leaps of faith or risks or whatever you call them), you focus yourself on the correct questions, which is how to validate the big mysteries as quickly and cheaply as possible. That with just that tiny touch of scaffolding, we can make smarter decisions and be more successful.”Fitzpatrick hopes that the toolkit will help translate dense business texts into an accessible format, so that startup teams can work through some of these frameworks together and can easily report on their progress to investors. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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On the dot

first_imgThere is something about sport that is an exhilarating exercise in contradiction: where there is elegance, there is grit and sweat, where there is time-splitting, there is luxury and leisure in equal measure. The stunningly beehive-coiffed, Gucci-clad Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, brand ambassador of Longines now for 15 years, is seated,There is something about sport that is an exhilarating exercise in contradiction: where there is elegance, there is grit and sweat, where there is time-splitting, there is luxury and leisure in equal measure. The stunningly beehive-coiffed, Gucci-clad Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, brand ambassador of Longines now for 15 years, is seated simply, among the audience next to Longines CEO Walter Kahn, happy to sign autographs and pose for selfies, in the upper stands of the Celctics Stadium in Glasgow’s redeveloped East End at the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games.Longines is the official timekeeper of the Games and presenting partner of the gymnastics competitions with over 190 timekeepers and 122 tonnes of timekeeping equipment shipped to Scotland for the competition. The role Longines plays throughout the games is easy to overlook but cannot be overstated. It decides all racing sports, such as athletics, swimming and cycling and has to ensure boxing, gymnastics, hockey, judo, lawn bowls, netball, rugby sevens and wrestling are rigorously regulated.What that means is when Abhinav Bindra sets his sights on gold the Longines team will be watching closely to instantly processes score, distance, ranking and time, of course, to broadcast to television channels worldwide. It’s full circle for Longines at Scotland, 52 years after its first association with the Commonwealth games in Perth, Australia.For the opening, the Swiss brand brings the Classic Conquest line, all chronographs naturally, to the forefront as the Scottish flag waves, Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle sing, Scotland’s own maestro Nicola Bendetti plays and Ethan Hawke pitches in for UNICEF via the giant video wall centrepiece to the open air extravaganza.advertisementAs 71 teams with 4500 athletes parade past, each led by Scottish terriers bearing the team names the spotlight shines on Queen Elizabeth II. To the right of her majesty’s royal box, a member of India’s royal family of filmdom takes it all in with her own regal air. “To my mind elegance is more finding the calm at the centre of the pace, than slowness. It’s finding the core, and that can only come from an immense sense of security” Bachchan says. And it is just so as the gymnasts twist, turn and jump; holding their poise even in a perfect mid-air plie. Not a hair out of place, not a beat missed, even in ribbons that swivel beyond their control.”If you’re able to keep your calm in the pace or speed of present times, I think that in itself will speak volumes of your grain, of your gravity” as Bachchan puts it. Control is everything here. Miliseconds are heart beats and records and split second moments of perfection frozen in time. In the boxes champagne flows, and hors d’oeuvres as do the warmth of local meringues and tablets, haggis comand seafood bisques. The Highlands of Scotland, their endless lush rolling hills, and their stately estates, the warmth of the Glasgowegians mirroring Bachchan’s own as she peters off into her legendary laughter at something someone in the stands has said to her, the perfect backdrop to these paradoxes of time.last_img read more

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