A one kind of business workshop comes to town!

first_imgOn November 16th next, an Outside the Box workshop called ‘Running with Scissors’ will be attended by business owners from all over the county.The workshop will cover everything from protecting your business, creating the life you want, to reaching your target market and making more money. This workshop has everything a business owner needs to know to create a successful business.The workshop, which takes place at the Letterkenny’s LYIT CoLab Building will have 5 local industry leaders speaking on all things business! The speakers include;Dearbhail Mulhern, Solicitor and owner of Mulhern Solicitors. Dearbhail will talk about how deaths, marriages and births can affect your business and how this can be managed.Joe Coyle Lifestyle and Financial Planning Coach. Joe will be talking about how business owners can create the life they want!Emma Boylan, Marketing Consultant from Outside the Box will help attendees who are struggling with sales, find a faster path to more money by developing a crystal clear message that attracts their ideal prospects and helps them say “Yes!” Bernard Gallagher, Branding Consultant from CBM Signs will show you how you can brand on a budget and still boost your sales with a expense VS investment return.Simon Cosgrove, web designer and consultant from Zynda Media will show attendees how they can build a website that works while they sleep.The speakers combined have vast experience in helping business owners achieve more, two of the speakers have even been nominated for awards for Business Person of the Year.Emma Boylan from Outside the Box commented “We decided to host this workshop as we feel our combined expertise would be useful to any business owner but also we have heard over and over business owners complaining about wasting their time going to workshops that didn’t give them any tangible takeaways. We have spent months developing ‘Running with Scissors’ so every participant will feel they have invested in themselves and their business and will walk away with a plan for success!”The group will be taking the workshop on a road trip around the country in 2017 but wanted their home county to get the first look! To book or find out more contact Emma on 086 3303986 or Book directly here ; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outside-the-box-presents-running-with-scissors-tickets-29273053491?aff=efbeventA one kind of business workshop comes to town! was last modified: November 10th, 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)last_img read more

Death of aspiring 49ers linebacker-turned-CEO of hunting apparel giant a suicide

first_imgThe death of Jason Hairston, who aspired to a pro football career before founding KUIU, a successful hunting apparel company, was a suicide, according to a post on his company’s website.It read in part: “We are incredibly saddened to report that Jason Hairston, the visionary leader and founder of KUIU, was found dead at his home in Dixon, CA on Sept. 4, 2018. He took his own life. The family has requested that donations be made to support CTE-related research at the Boston University …last_img

How Proteins Build Teeth Like Glass on a Mattress

first_imgHere’s something to chew on.  Tooth enamel is hard, like crystal, but is bound to dentin underneath, which is pliable, like a mattress.  Your teeth can last a lifetime only because the ceramic-like enamel is cemented to a foundation of softer dentin, and because both of these materials are built to the right hardness specs so that the glass on the mattress doesn’t shatter or come loose.  The construction of teeth is assisted by an unusual pair of proteins that are coded by a single gene, reports EurekAlert on work by USC dental researchers.    The gene for dentin sialophosphoprotein is expressed into a single protein, which is subsequently split into two: dentin sialoprotein (DSP) and dentin phosphoprotein (DPP).  DSP goes to work in dentin to help build the very important interface with enamel; DPP makes sure it is the right hardness.  The two proteins work in a coordinated way to ensure the tooth is not too brittle or too chalky.  “The fine balance between DSP and DPP highlights the delicacy of the critical dentin-enamel junction,” the article states.  “Dental researchers sometimes liken dentin and enamel to a bed mattress and a glass plate, respectively, [Michael] Paine [lead author] said, with the difference that the supple dentin-enamel junction prevents the enamel from shattering over an individual’s lifetime of chewing and grinding.”  (Emphasis added.)Something as simple as a tooth is really a marvel when you consider how it is put together.  It’s amazing to find a dual-purpose gene, for one thing.  The cellular transcription machinery has to know that this particular protein needs to be cleaved into two parts at the right time, and at the right point in the chain.  Then, these paired proteins must work together in a delicate, choreographed balance, like a brickmason and inspector, to be sure the critical junction between dentin and enamel comes out just right without breaking, like glass on a mattress.  How could that evolve?    When you think of how long teeth can last with good care (barring disease or trauma), they are truly wonders of engineering.  Not only that, their shapes are just right for their functions (incisors, bicuspids, molars), and the uppers and lowers fit together.  In a very real sense, your mouth contains a set of high-tech grinding tools.  On top of everything else, they’re pretty.  Smile! the photographers say, asking us to pronounce whiskey or some other word to get the teeth to show for the camera; those “thirty white horses on a red hill,” as Bilbo’s riddle described them in The Hobbit.  Clean, white, straight teeth are more handsome than stallions, more dazzling than a string of pearls.  Made of the hardest substance in biology, they are arguably the most important and valuable crystals in the world.  What would you rather have: a set of diamonds, or a set of good teeth?    Evolutionists usually only talk about teeth in the coarsest sense – how they evolved from one animal to another, or how they might suggest some mythical transitional form.  You almost never hear them attempting to explain the details – such as how this important gene and the two coordinated proteins it produces came into existence by chance.*  Bad philosophy leads to truth decay.  It’s time for sensible people to help floss away the accumulated plaque of evolutionary speculation that does nothing but cause flapping gums and intellectual halitosis.    Many Darwinists are also ingrates.  They like to complain about wisdom teeth, calling them vestigial or poorly designed,* but rarely do they express thanks for the ability to chew that delicious steak or salad on the plate in front of them.  To whom would they give thanks, anyway?  That’s why Paul wrote that God’s wrath is against those who see His wisdom and power in the things that are made, yet are not thankful (Romans 1:21).    If you are celebrating Labor Day with a barbecue or special meal, take a moment to thank God for your teeth.  Another way to express gratitude is to take good care of your tools and jewelry.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Dr. Wolfgang Feist To Speak In Boston

first_imgOn Saturday October 23, Dr. Wolfgang Feist, the founder of the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, will be speaking at Boston Architectural College.Dr. Feist’s presentation is part of a symposium called “Passivhaus, LEED, and the City of Boston.” The presentations begin at 1:30 a.m. and are scheduled to last until 5:00 p.m.Dr. Feist is speaking at 2:00 p.m.; his topic is “The concept, experience, and dissemination of Passivhaus.”Other scheduled speakers include:Brian Butler, owner of Boston Green Builders;John Dalzell, Green Czar at the Boston Redevelopment Authority;Fred Gordon, principal of Second Street Associates;Simon Hare, owner of Placetailor;Stephanie Horowitz, managing director at Zero Energy Design;Declan Keefe, project manager at Placetailor;Katrin Klingenberg, founder of the Passive House Institute U.S.;Jeff Stein, dean of architecture at Boston Architectural College; andThe event will take place at Cass Hall, Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, Ma. The event is free and open to the public.Anyone interested in attending is asked to send an RSVP to Declan Keefe. His e-mail address is:keefe [at] placetailor [dot] com.last_img read more

The Data Doesn’t Lie: iOS Apps Are Better Than Android

first_imgThe horse race between the app stores has become a tedious exercise. Apple says it has 800,000 apps in the App Store. Google Play is about at 800,000 and is likely to hit the million app benchmark before iOS. But, as our readers so dutifully informed us, they do not really care. App store volume has become a non-story.Quantifying the quality of apps between iOS and Android is a different matter altogether.Quality, by its definition, is a subjective thing. Especially when it comes to mobile apps. People’s opinions are shaded by their affinity for one smartphone or another, choice of mobile operating system and varying brand loyalty. When it comes to Apple and Android, fans of each will scream at each other that their apps are better, more numerous and generally awesome. Who is right? The general perception is that iOS apps in Apple’s App Store are of better quality than their Android counterparts in Google Play. There has been really no way to quantify that though the history of the mobile app ecosystem.Until today. We can finally say, through quantifiable data, that iOS apps on aggregate are of better quality than Android. The Data Doesn’t LieWhat is this, you say? You cannot quantify quality? Well, that is true, to a certain extent. Perception of quality is clouded to an individual’s subjectivity. That did not stop application testing company uTest from setting out to answer the question. Today it released Applause, a service that uses an algorithm to crawl all live apps in the App Store and Google Play to aggregate every app’s ranking and user reviews to determine the quality of an individual app.It is some powerful data and the results are fascinating. Applause ranks every app in 10 categories and gives them an Applause Score of 1 to 100 along 1-0 categories. uTest can then look at average scores for app categories (such as games or media etc.) and yes, entire operating systems. By uTest’s metrics, iOS apps have a mean Applause Score of 68.53. Android apps average Applause score is 63.34. The margin of difference between the two is ~8%. That does not necessarily mean that any individual iOS app is going to be better than its equivalent or similar Android app. Each platform offers unique characteristics that can make the experience better or worse. Upon ReadWrite’s request, the team at uTest took a broad level look at some popular app categories and compared them between the Apple App Store and Android Google Play. As you can see with the chart below, Apple generally comes out ahead in most major categories. Note: Apple and Google do not use a common taxonomy for how they categorize apps. uTest had to map equivalent app categories to each other to come up with comparable rankings. Apps can be listed in two separate categories. Amazon Appstore for Android rankings are not included. Exclusive to ReadWriteAs you can see iOS ranks higher in nine of 11 top app categories (eight if you count weather as a virtual push between the two). Android comes out ahead in productivity and medical apps. While these are not straight one-to-one comparisons, the data is deep enough from a categorical level to give us a good understanding that iOS users are ranking app quality higher than Android counterparts. When developing the algorithm for Applause, uTest was looking for two properties.“We look for two things. One, did it have a statically different bearing on the perceived app quality, the level of user satisfaction. Second, did the keywords or key phrases that we are crawling intuitively fit into this bucket. So, for performance for example, there are really clean words like crash or freeze or hang,” uTest’s Matt Johnston said. Case StudiesFor a straighter one-to-one comparison, we asked uTest for a few case studies to highlight the difference in rankings between iOS and Android for the same app. We asked specifically that uTest compare social tablet magazine reader Zite because of its popularity and significant difference between iOS and Android versions. If you are a Zite user on iOS and Android, you know that the two are distinctly different experiences. Zite first came to the iPad before spreading to the iPhone and Android smartphones. The app may serve you the same content across operating systems, but it by no means the same experience. Zite’s iOS ranking was 66. For Android it is 62. For iOS, Zite ranks at or above the mean Applause Score in nearly every category. It ranks high in content (as it should) and well above the average in privacy. Zite’s iOS Applause Score is not surprising given that it is a well-liked app used by millions who are likely to review it kindly.Zite Applause Score for iOSZite Applause Score for AndroidThe Android app is a different story. It ranks below the mean Android Applause Score is six of 10 categories, besting the average in only content, privacy and security. An app that performs better on Android would be CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball. This is an app I use with regularity and, have to admit, it is not terrific on either platforms. Its Android score is a 12 while its iOS score is a six. Neither version hits the mean in any single category, but the Android version does perform better in staple metrics such as usability and performance. CBS Fantasy Baseball Applause Score for AndroidTrusting The Algorithm?The bottom line is that we have to step back and assess whether we trust uTest’s Applause algorithm to determine quality on both the broad and granular levels.Essentially, you are putting your trust in two things: the wisdom of the crowds (the reviewers on Google Play and the Apple App Store) and Applause’s ability to measure the subjective nature of such reviews. On its surface, the Applause algorithm is a fairly simple concept. It crawls and looks for key words that are relevant to certain categories (like “crash” for performance etc.) and has the ability to exclude certain comments in the case of astroturfing or black hat review tactics. 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