first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Previous articlePast mistakes won’t be repeated as house prices rise in Donegal – REANext articleHoolahan doubt for Ireland’s qualifier with Scotland News Highland Pinterest MET Eireann has issued an Orange Weather Alert for Donegal as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo pound the county this evening.Wind gusts of up to 120km/hr are expected.The wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. An Orange alert is the second highest alert.The alert is in place from 7pm this evening until 2pm tomorrow.Pat Clarke is from Met Eireann:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/patc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By News Highland – October 20, 2014 center_img Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Facebook Twitter Orange weather alert in place for Co Donegal tonight Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgEvent Set to Help Homeless in Vanderburgh County“Homeless Connect” is coming to Vanderburgh County. The event is free and gives the local homeless population employment and educational support, veterans services, health screenings, and housing assistance. The one-day event will be Thursday,…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

first_imgMake it interactive – When members click through to your promotion, make it simple for them to choose your product or service. Your technology partner should be able to build logic into your system that allows a personalized greeting when she clicks through. And use auto-complete online documents, like DigitalMailer’s Secure Forms, which are intuitive and auto-complete most of the needed information. Finally, “write back” to your member with an auto-response “thank you” email. Speak human – The digital world is great, but it limits your chances for personal touches. Write to your members like you’re having a face-to-face talk with a friend. With compliance rules and legal terms, it’s easy to get caught up in jargon and acronyms – not to mention the stuffy language our grandparents’ bankers used. Learn more about your member – After they click on your offer, as three simple questions related to it. For instance, if a click-through leads to a mortgage preapproval, ask whether your member has found a house yet, what his timeframe is and where he’s hoping to buy. Now you have useful information you can add to your CRM and send personalized follow-up emails that relate directly to his needs.Make a connection. Members may read your email offer on a desktop one time and a smartphone the next. Be sure his experience is consistent across all channels, with a similar look and feel and mobile devices optimized for easy navigation.Postage stamps are going away in favor of email and other digital channels. Communicating with your members in the channels they prefer will prevent your credit union from going away, too! For the first time in a century, the U.S. Postal Service will cut the cost of stamps in April. First-class stamps will fall to 47 cents, making me wonder about the $10,000 in forever stamps we invested in during May 2009 at $.44 each. Oh, well. What comes down must go … uh … up?Even with the ongoing hostility between the USPS and Congress, the decision to drop the price of postage seems at odds with common sense; we all know the post office is bleeding $2 billion a year in red ink. Still, lower postage costs is good news for companies that send out a lot of mail.Or is it?Going the way of the …Financial institutions that continue to rely on snail mail to promote their products and services, provide statements or process loan documents may be headed for Dinosaur National Monument – especially if they want to engage Millennials. This tech-savvy generation has never experienced a day without the Internet and nearly half think it takes too much time to go to the post office. But then, this is the generation that only has one doesn’t have landlines, gets their news online and hardly know what fax machines are.But it isn’t just Millennials who are losing interest in items carried through “snow, rain, heat and gloom of night.” Overall, the total volume of USPS mail has fallen off by more than 28% in the last 10 years.So, if your credit union’s mail-house dollars don’t go for promotions and statements, where should they be spent? Social media? Not so much. Robo-calls? Absolutely not! Text? Perhaps, but the better answer is plain old email – that medium many think of as “so last week.”Let’s stay in touchLast summer, Adobe surveyed 400 white-collar workers 18 and older about their email usage, finding that “Americans are practically addicted to email, checking it around the clock no matter where they are or what they’re doing.” People use email an average of 30+ hours a week, with nine of 10 respondents checking their personal email at work and work email from home. Further, more than a third report having multiple personal accounts.And among Millennials, email usage is much greater than expected – especially for checking out brands. Adobe says Millennials are “more mobile and more frequent users of email than any other age group. Here are a few of the findings:Millennials tend to check work email outside of normal work hours more than other generations.They’re okay with using emojis to communicate with a direct manager or senior executive.Nearly 90% of Millennials check email via smartphone.Millennials are the most likely age group to check email from bed, the bathroom or while driving (not recommended!).A Prudential Financial Group study also found that Millennials prefer to downstream one-to-one contact with companies, whether for transactions, updates, customer service or other dialogues. Reporting on this study, Steve Dille of MarketingLand said, “Given the choice between email, in person, postal mail, social media, phone call, online chat or text message, [Millennial] respondents overwhelmingly chose email straight across the board.” In fact, email placed second behind web searches (at 45%) as the preferred method for doing product research (18%). Many Millennials don’t see social media as having the brand authenticity, transparency and personalization they want. Email does.What people wantWhether shopping for a new house, buying a car or looking where to invest their savings, your members are happy to receive permission-based emails from your credit union – especially if it’s personalized to their felt needs, is uncomplicated and makes it easy to find more information.Here are some thoughts on communicating with members via email:Provide useful, engaging information – What do your members see on the other side of the email click? Make sure details about your offer are clear and concise but include enough facts to help them make knowledgeable decisions. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ron Daly Ron Daly is the president and CEO of Virtual StrongBox, a secure, end-to-end member engagement platform that can be integrated into various workflow processes to provide high-risk Enterprise IT firms … Web: www.virtualstrongbox.com Detailslast_img read more

first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Zika-hit nations should allow access to contraception, abortion: UN by: Associated Free Press – February 5, 2016 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 224 Views   no discussions A pregnant woman gets an ultrasound at the maternity of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) in Guatemala City on Tuesday.GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – The United Nations on Friday urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion.The UN human rights office said the South American countries now urging women to hold off getting pregnant over Zika fears had to offer them the possibility of controlling their fertility.“How can they ask these women not to become pregnant, but not offer… the possibility to stop their pregnancies?” spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told reporters.Many of these countries are conservative Catholic and have very restrictive abortion and contraceptive laws.An exploding number of cases of Zika virus — believed to cause a condition called microcephaly in which babies are born with abnormally small heads — have prompted several countries and territories in Latin America to warn women to avoid getting pregnant.But UN human rights chief UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said this warning meant little in countries that ban or heavily restrict access to reproductive health services like contraception and abortion.“The advice of some governments to women to delay getting pregnant ignores the reality that many women and girls simply cannot exercise control over whether or when or under what circumstances they become pregnant, especially in an environment where sexual violence is so common,” Zeid said in a statement.“In situations where sexual violence is rampant, and sexual and reproductive health services are criminalised, or simply unavailable, efforts to halt this crisis will not be enhanced by placing the focus on advising women and girls not to become pregnant,” he said.Instead, he insisted that governments must “ensure women, men and adolescents have access to comprehensive and affordable quality sexual and reproductive health services and information, without discrimination.”This, his office pointed out, includes contraception — including emergency contraception — maternal healthcare and safe abortion services.“Laws and policies that restrict (women’s) access to these services must be urgently reviewed in line with human rights obligations in order to ensure the right to health for all in practice,” Zeid said. Sharing is caring!last_img read more