Arsenal faces Chelsea in Europa League final

first_imgIt could be his Chelsea counterpart Maurizio Sarri’s last game with the team after he refused to rule himself out of the vacant Juventus post on Tuesday, though he said he would find it hard to leave the English Premier League.N’Golo Kante has a knee problem and is not guaranteed to start for Chelsea, which is already missing injured midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsVictory would hand Arsenal its first European trophy since the 1994 edition of the now-defunct Cup Winners’ Cup, while Chelsea is seeking a first European title since the 2013 Europa League. Tourists take pictures in at the fan zone in Baku, Azerbaijan, Tuesday May 28, 2019. English Premier League teams Arsenal and Chelsea are preparing for the Europa League Final soccer match that takes place in Baku on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/ Luca Bruno)BAKU, Azerbaijan— Arsenal and Chelsea are gearing up to play a London derby far from home in the Europa League final.Playing three time zones and 2,460 miles (4,000 kilometers) from London in Azerbaijan, the game offers Arsenal coach Unai Emery the chance to win a record fourth Europa League title.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Federer, Nadal face German qualifiers at French Open PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Glassdoor’s New Social Recruiting Tools Focus on Improving Hiring and Employment Brandin…

first_imgThe Employer Center is accessible direct from a company’s profile page on Glassdoor and can be viewed at any time of day and from anywhere in the world.To access to the Employer Center if you are already a Glassdoor customer, or if you’re new to Glassdoor and want to get started,register for your free employer account.Note if you’re not currently using Glassdoor’s social recruiting solutions, the free employer account gives access to basic awareness information within the Employer Center i.e. profile activity among job seekers as well as interests and demographics of job seekers. GLASSDOOR EMPLOYER CENTERWe’re also debuting the Glassdoor Employer Center, a self-service portal which offers company-specific analytics designed to help companies make informed social recruiting decisions. The Employer Center reveals valuable insights around:Company awareness among job seekers: See how much activity your company profile is seeing from job seekers and get demographics about your candidate pool i.e. age, gender, education and years of experience. You can also discover what other companies job seekers view after looking at your company, what type of job seekers were looking at your profile based on job title, and the locations where these job seekers are based. Today, Glassdoor is proud to roll out two new product updates designed specifically for HR professionals and recruiters. Since we launched in June 2008, we have always wanted Glassdoor to be a community that offers a 360-degree view into the workplace. With these enhancements, we hope to make it even easier for employers to get involved in the conversations happening on Glassdoor and gain better insights into their company’s reputation and how that reputation influences job seeker engagement.FREE EMPLOYER ACCOUNTSThe first new tool is the free employer account which gives any company the chance to take more ownership of its profile and presence on Glassdoor. As a company representative with this account, you can:Update your company’s profile with basic information (i.e. website address, headquarter location, employee count, year founded and more)Provide a company description and mission statementRespond to your company reviews and interview reviewsAdd awards and photosRequest updates to your stock ticker, CEO and list of competitorsFlag reviews that may be inappropriateSign up for your Free Employer AccountNote to sign up for a free employer account, you must be in a position to speak on behalf of the employer i.e. company leaders, as well as HR and marketing professionals or other employees responsible for managing the company’s brand. Employer brand insights: See how employee sentiment tracks month over month by looking at company and CEO approval ratings.center_img Competitive analysis: See how your company compares to competitor companies in terms of company ratings and various workplace factor ratings (i.e. work-life balance, comp & benefits) – all ratings based on anonymous employee feedback. Also compare your company’s profile activity among job seekers to that of your competitors. Job click activity and demand: Find out how much activity your job listings are seeing and what jobs are clicked on the most for your company.last_img read more

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10 Ways for Women to Lean In

first_imgIn April 2013, I wrote a blog called Why Now Is a Great Time to Lean In. It was a month after Sheryl Sandberg’s game-changing book Lean In came out and now it is almost a year later. If you haven’t heard about it, quite a lot has happened in a mere 12 months.I believe every working person – woman and man – needs to read it if only to understand the changes that are underway in the world. But perhaps the most important thing that has happened is that thousands of women are now talking with one another about what is really going on in the workplace and are identifying what needs to change.Sheryl created LeanIn.org to enable this online and in-person dialogue between the world’s women. I joined the groups, called “circles,” in New York City and New Jersey. The instruction to the Lean In circles is simple. Women are asked to gather and to support one another’s choices, whatever they might be. This, of course, flies in the face of decades of socialization which has told women to be competitive, wary, and withholding.When I heard Sheryl speak in September 2013 at a Lean In event in New York City, she announced that there are 9,000 Lean In circles in 60 countries. Now five months later the number of circles is up to 14,000. This is a movement that has caught fire and here’s the truly great part: it’s only just begun.So ladies, can we talk? If you agree that the workplace has plenty of room for improvement, here are 10 really easy ways for you to make a difference in your work and maybe even in your life.1. Lean In to your words. Words matter and can alter perception. Let’s stop referring to ourselves as “girls” in the workplace which not-so-subtly diminishes and demeans. Use “colleagues,” “co-workers,” “women,” “ladies,” or “fellow staffers.” Let’s also stop using the word “bossy” which is a word with negative connotations that typically only refers to women and not men. Sheryl pointed out that there is a word for “bossy” in every country and not in a good way.Let us work to eliminate the need for the words “catty,” “undermining,” and the like. You know what the words I mean.Women can inspire and motivate respect when we show respect for ourselves and one another by the words we choose to describe ourselves.2. Lean In and share. Collaborate, mentor, and share information. Actively seek opportunities to find out what other women are great at and what problems they are trying to solve. Pool your efforts towards a common goal and don’t keep score. Distribute relevant articles that you feel will be helpful and encourage others to do the same.For example, mentors are critical when it comes to negotiating. Generally speaking, women are not natural negotiators and therefore, we need support from others to navigate salary negotiations and annual reviews. Negotiating successfully has everything to do with closing the wage gap.3. Lean In and support women leaders. Find your voice and speak up. When you believe in them, give your full support to women who seek leadership positions and say so. Congratulate colleagues on their successes. Offer praise for a job well done. Say things like, “I see what you are doing, and I think it is great.” Write an email to say thank you for going above and beyond. Give credit to others in staff meetings. Offer help on a project. These positive actions feed on one another and are contagious. The same is true for negative actions, isn’t it?4. Lean In on social media. In whatever group you are a part of on LinkedIn, respond and participate in discussions that mean something to you. You can “Like” a discussion but also add your own opinions and support for others. This is a powerful way to lean in and become known in your professional community. The same goes for Facebook, Twitter, and the other platforms you follow.This is an example of a real connection request on LinkedIn. Doesn’t it make you want to connect?Dear ________;Thank you for your wonderful contributions. Love this group. Let’s all work together to create the necessary changes. Please let me know how I can help you.5. Lean In with technology. Return emails and phone calls. Don’t you remember who has ignored your emails or calls? Others do too. Even if you cannot help another or you are not interested in their project, please take a moment to write back to say, “I wish you all the best with your project, but I simply have too much on my plate to take it on. Thank you for letting me know.” That will be perceived as professional and will eliminate the temptation to feel insulted or dismissed.6. Lean In against the “haters.” You’ve heard the saying, no good deed goes unpunished? Don’t let that stop you from leaning in. No matter how well intentioned your actions are to lean in, there will be other people who are frightened by it and will be negative. You might hear, “Why do you want to help Jane? What has she ever done for you?” Trust your gut.7. Lean In to not take things personally. This is hard sometimes but 9 times out of 10, it’s about them and not you. We are in a 24/7 instant access world moving at warp speed. How many emails do you receive each day? How many texts and IMs? We are all on overload. Please keep your perspective and not only cut others a break, but cut yourself some slack too. If you have a question, simply ask, “I just want to clarify what you meant by XYZ.”On top of all that, technology is not 100% foolproof. If you have ever experienced a computer crash, a cell phone that dies mysteriously, a voice mail that was not received or an email that disappeared into cyberspace, then keep that in mind in your communications. Taking things personally is often a waste of time and your good energy.8. Lean In by respecting other women. Respectful professionalism is the secret sauce to leaning in with unbridled success in today’s workplace. To view others as individuals and doing simple things such as saying “please” and “thank you” matters. Manners, courtesy, and respect as your default behavior can make all the difference.9. Lean In by joining groups and participating. Whether it is a Lean In circle or one of a thousand groups you can belong to, choose to be a woman who helps other women without an agenda or ulterior motive. Give it a try. The best way to find a mentor is to be one and you will have this opportunity both online and in person. Networking is most powerful when your question to another woman is, “What do you need next and how can I help?”10. Lean In to fight the fear of change. It is human nature to resist change but change we must in our complicated and demanding workplace. Women need to embrace change in order to reduce the inequities in the workplace such as women making .77 cents to every dollar a man makes. Our only alternative is to maintain the status quo which does not work given that more than half of the working population are women. Change feels uncomfortable, but the feeling lasts for just a little while. As Sheryl says, “We will move towards a new normal in a world where there are many more women leaders. Eventually, we’ll all stop being so surprised by it.”As I wrote last April, leaning in means caring enough to be heard and to make a difference not only for ourselves, but for our daughters and our sons. As a 30-year professional woman, I am happy I lived to see this day. Look around. The future is now. What do you need next and how can I help?last_img read more

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4 Shocking Job Skills That Will Help You Stand Out

first_imgYou’ve probably heard a lot of advice about selling your skills during an interview. Sure soft skills like adaptability and a positive attitude are just as important as hard skills used on the job. But, there’s a new part of the skills gap employers are seeing.Today’s Millennial candidates are missing key fundamental skills, and they might not be what you’d expect. Princeton researchers recently administered a test measuring the job skills of adults aged 16 to 65, in 23 countries, and found U.S. Millennials rank lowest in a couple of skills typically learned in elementary school.Here are four unexpected job skills to play up to help you stand out among the crowd:1. The ability to follow directions.Literacy, including the ability to follow simple directions, stood out as one of the top areas where Millennials aren’t quite up to snuff, according to Princeton’s research.The next time you communicate with a potential employer, demonstrate your unique attention to detail. Ask questions that show you’ve thoroughly researched the company and position responsibilities. Follow instructions on assessment tests and projects with care.2. Practical math.Thanks to the calculator feature on smartphones, executing mental math is no longer a requirement for most of us. But this convenience might be more detrimental in the long-run, especially when we have a workforce of employees who cannot perform simple addition and subtraction problems on the spot. That’s the direction U.S. Millennials seem to be heading, according to Princeton.Now, I’m not suggesting you recite multiplication tables at your next interview. Instead, beef up your basic math skills alongside your job search so you’re ready to solve for X, should you be tested. Though the position might have little to do with numbers, it never hurts to keep your critical thinking skills fresh.3. Problem solving in technology-rich environments.Nearly every position out there requires problem solving skills, but in today’s tech-rich landscape, these skills applied to working with technology are even more crucial. Unfortunately, Princeton’s test reveals U.S. Millennials fall behind the rest of the world and other age groups in this skill, too.It’s not about knowing how every piece of office equipment or computer program works; it’s about being able to troubleshoot problems when you encounter them.If you have valuable experience working with a troublesome scanner or debugging computers at your last job, share that with the hiring manager. Your proven track record of solving tech problems will demonstrate you can do the same in any role, placing you above the rest.4. Basic word processing skills.As much of our business and commerce migrates online, digital skills will be invaluable to remain competitive in the future job market. In fact, they’re already moving into high-demand, according to a recent study by Burning Glass Technologies. The study found 78 percent of middle-skill jobs, or jobs that require an associate’s degree, require digital skills such as spreadsheet and word processing proficiencies.During your job search, familiarize yourself with the programs your ideal job requires. If there are any you have yet to learn, teach yourself in your spare time. This will show hiring managers you’re proactive and self-motivated.It’s easy to overlook these basic skills, since many of us take them as a given. As these skills become endangered in the wake of the many conveniences, brush up on them and use them to your advantage.What other skills do you have that set you apart from your competition?last_img read more

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5 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Finding a Job

first_imgYou’re tired. You’ve been job searching forever, but you just can’t seem to find the right position. So, you decide to take a break and indulge in everyone’s not-so-guilty pleasure — a Game of Thrones marathon. You watch it for the action, the intrigue, the plotting, and of course, the dragons. But did you know that it can also teach you a thing or two about job searching?Whether it’s dealing with difficult situations, exceeding expectations, or finding the right person to hitch his wagon to, Tyrion Lannister always manages to land on his feet. Here are five things job seekers can learn from the one and only Tyrion Lannister:1. Find a champion. When it comes to battling for his life, Tyrion is rarely the one in the ring. Instead, he builds relationships with the people around him and counts on them to be his champions in times of need (sorry, Red Viper, your time came too soon).OK, so you’ll (hopefully) never be fighting for your life during a job search, but you will most definitely be competing with other job seekers for a position. Your champion can give you the edge over the competition with a powerful recommendation, well-written testimonial, or a phone call to someone who can make a difference in the hiring process. Look at your network and find the people that are willing to be your champions when you really need them most.2. Your reputation matters. “A Lannister always pays his debts.” Tyrion has gotten a lot done in Westeros and beyond by leaning on his family’s reputation. That reputation, established over years of paying off debts of all kinds, helps him stand out and achieve things he wouldn’t be able to achieve if he didn’t have the Lannister “brand” behind him.Whether it’s writing a blog about the industry you’re interested in, curating useful content on social media, sharing your portfolio online, or consistently delivering superior work product, it’s important to build and maintain a reputation that will help you stand out, like Tyrion. Doing so will help you get noticed and make an impact on hiring managers.Just remember, it’s a Lannister always pays his debts, not a Lannister pays his debts most of the time. Once you’ve built your reputation, work hard to keep it intact. One slip up on social media can make the difference between landing the job and landing in a hiring manager’s “no” pile.3. Keep an open mind. Master of coin, hand of the king, unsung hero of the Battle of Blackwater, gladiator, advisor to the Mother of Dragons — Tyrion Lannister has had to adapt to survive in the Game of Thrones world. His key to success? Keeping an open mind about the different opportunities he’s been presented with.Like Tyrion, you need to keep an open mind when it comes to your job search. Yes, you must have a plan of attack and a list of the places you’re targeting, but you should also be ready to explore opportunities at different organizations as they come up, or in industries where you can use your skills in creative ways. If you can’t seem to find the right position, cast a wider net and think about how you can make an impact in different roles.4. Don’t pass up on opportunities to make friends. Sixty percent of recruiters get their best candidates from referrals, according to Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey. In other words, networking is still the No. 1 way to land a job, and no one networks better than Tyrion. From Bronn and Oberyn to Jamie, Jorah, and Verys, Tyrion is constantly building relationships with people that make a difference in his life.Networking shouldn’t be an afterthought in your job search strategy. Create a list of five to 10 people you want to connect with each month and start networking. Work hard, and you’ll feel like Tyrion getting a referral from Verys to join the Mother of Dragons’ inner circle.5. Let your personality do the talking.Tyrion is constantly surprising people who underestimate him. The people he comes into contact with typically have preconceived notions about the type of person he is; Tyrion must break these down to make any progress. Thankfully, his wit, outgoing personality, and wry sense of humor help him break down those walls and build stronger relationships that make an impact on both parties.As a job seeker, it’s your job to make your personality stand out in all aspects of your job search. Whether it’s on social media, while networking, via emails with hiring managers, or during interviews, let your personality do the talking. Make an effort to show potential employers how well you’d fit in at their organization, and you’ll be one step closer to landing the job of your dreams.Bonus tip: When all else fails, send the Mother of Dragons a LinkedIn request.What else can job seekers learn from Tyrion Lannister or other characters from Game of Thrones?last_img read more

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Glassdoor Pets at Work Photo Contest: See the Winners

first_imgLast week, employees across the country brought their furry friends to work in celebration of Bring Your Pet To Work Day. In honor of this paw-esome holiday, we held a Pets at Work photo contest and asked companies and employees to share photos of pets at their offices. With hundreds of great entries to choose from, it truly was a ruff call to pick just a few winners.Without further ado, let’s give a round of applause for the winners of our #petsatwork photo contest! These lucky finalists will receive Purina prize packs that include feeding bowls, pet accessories and toys, and a coupon for Purina dog or cat food or cat litter. Winner: EvisionsWe loved this photo collage of the dogs of Evisions. These dogs are pets at work and play!Winner: Kotis DesignForget the small talk! During lunchtime, there’s only one thing on Nanners’ mind at Kotis Design.Winner: JBCconnectBailey is ready for her close-up, and maybe a treat too! Congrats to JBConnect!Winner: GSOFTDon’t talk to Fabio until he’s had his morning coffee – he’s not in the mood. We love your pups, GSOFT!Winner: InnotasThis dog is the Executive Vice President of the Canine Resources department at Innotas.Winner: Accrue PartnersWe love a good group shot! Congrats to Accrue Partners on having such a great turnout for Bring Your Pet to Work Day.Winner: ClassyWhat a growth spurt! We loved seeing this before and after photos from Classy’s dog-friendly office!Winner: JBCStyleThat afternoon nap looks pretty great! Congrats JBCStyle on being the coziest pet at work!Winner: RSE GroupWe get it, RSE Group – sometimes you just need to take a cat nap. Winner: Procore TechnologiesWith a hard hat and vest, this Procore Technologies dog is ready to get to work!Thank you to all of the companies who participated in our Pets at Work Photo Contest! Didn’t win this time around? Be on the lookout for our next Glassdoor Photo Contest.In the meantime, share your office photos from your desktop or directly from your phone using our free Glassdoor app.last_img read more

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Are You Making These 4 Job Search Mistakes?

first_imgBitcoin Millionaire’s Warning Will Give you Goosebumps 3.5★ 7 Ways to Maximize Your Income Part-time Day Associate Crew Carwash Indianapolis, IN 23 hours ago 23h Find Jobs Near You Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h 2.3★ Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 3.1★center_img Whether you’re brand-new to the workforce or a seasoned veteran looking for a change, now’s a pretty good time to be a job seeker. With unemployment at a relative low, there’s a host of opportunity to land a job that not only brings you satisfaction, but serves the very important purpose of supplying you with a steady paycheck.That said, your job search might end up rather fruitless if you fall victim to certain common errors. Here are a few you’ll want to avoid.1. Limiting Yourself to Large Companies OnlyThere’s a reason many job searchers seek out roles in bigger companies. For one thing, companies with more employees and resources tend to offer better benefits than smaller firms, and their salaries tend to follow suit.But there’s a downside to working for a larger company, and it’s that you’re more likely to get lost in a sea of employees. So rather than limit yourself to giant firms alone in your search, look into small to medium-sized companies that are focusing on expansion. If you get in on the ground floor, you’ll have a greater opportunity to not only learn more, but move up more quickly. Remember, too, that as companies grow, so too do their resources, which means that you might be looking at a much more competitive salary and benefits package in just a few years’ time.11 Companies With Seriously Impressive Benefits2. Not Tailoring Your Resume to Different RolesCreating a resume takes time, so it’s natural not to want to repeat the process in the course of your search. But if you’re not willing to alter your resume as you apply to different roles, you could end up losing out on prime opportunities.Of course, this isn’t to say you should lie on your resume — that’s never a good idea. Rather, work on emphasizing different skills and competencies based on the role at hand.Say you’re a writer who’s applying for a copy lead role at a marketing firm. It pays to play up your experience working on marketing campaigns and heading up projects. On the other hand, if you’re that same writer looking to work for a newspaper, you’ll want to focus on your research and reporting abilities. Though tweaking your resume will require more effort on your part, it could be just the thing that gets your foot in the door — so it’s worth the additional time.3. Not Preparing for Tough But Common Interview QuestionsIt’s often the case that a particular question will throw you for a loop during an interview, and if you botch your answer, you could end up losing out on the job. That said, there are certain common interview questions you can pretty much come to expect during the process, so there’s really no excuse not to prepare some responses ahead of time. This might mean turning your greatest weakness into a positive, or learning how to discuss salary without scaring off prospective employers. Either way, the key is to do your research so you’re less likely to get tripped up on the spot.4. Avoiding RecruitersRecruiters tend to get a bad rap for being pushy and self-serving. But be that as it may, that doesn’t mean the right recruiter can’t help find you a job. Not only are recruiters often privy to openings that aren’t listed for the general public, but they’ll also typically help you nail down a solid resume and hone your interview skills, both of which can increase your chances of success.Rather than write off recruiters completely, you can instead work on finding the right recruiter. Specifically, look for someone who specializes in your industry with a strong track record of placing employees. It also never hurts to ask for recommendations, whether from your friends, family members or business contacts. Partnering up with a good recruiter could be your ticket to a new job, so at least be willing to give the idea a chance.Why You Should Use a Staffing Firm After Being Laid OffSometimes, all it takes is a few pesky mistakes to turn your job search into one never-ending struggle. If your efforts have been going nowhere thus far, see if any of the above errors are to blame, and aim to change your ways — before you spend another month sending out resumes to no avail.Related Links This article was originally published on The Motley Fool. It is reprinted with permission.Browse Open Jobs ICU Registered Nurse Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, TX 23 hours ago 23h N/A Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL N/A Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 3 In-Demand Jobs That Let You Work Remotely 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV 23 hours ago 23h RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TXlast_img read more

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Everton signing Jordan Pickford: It was best move for me

first_imgEverton signing Jordan Pickford says England will learn from their U21 Euros opener with Sweden.A late penalty save from Pickford kept the score at 0-0.He told Sky Sports: “The main thing is not to lose the game. The first game is always tight and we came away with a draw. It’s down to us to win the next two.”I waited longer and held my ground and got to the penalty, that’s what you do. Sweden killed our tempo a bit, they had a gameplan to let us have the ball at the back and now we move on to Monday.”When then asked about his big-money transfer to Everton, Pickford replied: “It’s nice to get my move out of the way so I can concentrate and focus on the tournament.”Everton was the best move for me.”last_img read more

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​Chelsea midfielder Chalobah set for showdown talks with Conte

first_imgNathaniel Chalobah will sit down to discuss his Chelsea future with Antonio Conte, according to The Sun.The 22-year’s old situation has brought into the limelight due to his impressive performances for England at the U21 European Championships.Chalobah made 10 league appearances last season for the Blues. And although Chelsea are looking to renew his contract, Chalobah wants assurances from the manager that he will have sufficient playing time next season.The Sierra-Leone born central midfielder has been on loan six times so far in his career.last_img read more

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Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool in Monaco talks for Lemar deal

first_imgThree Premier League giants are in contact with AS Monaco for Thomas Lemar.The France international winger is open to leaving ASM this summer, though the Ligue 1 champs are reluctant to cash in.Telefoot says Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are all in contact with Monaco about a price for Lemar.It’s unlikely the midfielder will force a move from his end, so leaving any suitor having to pay over the odds to convince ASM to sell.The Gunners are regarded as favourites for Lemar, courtesy of the presence of French manager Arsene Wenger.last_img read more

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What to Do About the Lists in Your Annual Report

first_imgAll nonprofit annual reports have them and pulling them together can be a challenge. We’re talking about your donor, board, and staff lists.Donor ListsYou can either organize your annual report donor list alphabetically or group donors according to their level of contribution and alphabetically within those categories.You do not need to include every single person who has given you money during the year. Many nonprofits set a minimum dollar amount for inclusion in the annual report to keep the donor list to a reasonable length (one or two pages in an 8-12 page report, three-four pages in longer reports). Smaller donors can be publicly recognized in other publications, such as your print newsletter. Rather than using expensive printed pages in the annual report some nonprofits photocopy the full list and insert it into the report that way.If you have several donors who wish to remain anonymous, you can list “Anonymous” once as the first entry in the list or you can include a brief statement at the beginning or end of the list thanking all the donors who wish to remain anonymous. You do not need to list “Anonymous” twelve times if you have twelve donors who want their names withheld. Board ListsThe main list under your “Board of Directors” heading should include only the voting members of your board. If there is space, you can list other categories of board members, such as non-voting, honorary, or advisory board members under an appropriate heading. Don’t mix the two. It should be clear to readers who the legal directors of the organization are.Staff ListAlways list the executive level staff, which includes the executive director and if you have one, the chief financial officer and chief operations officer. Other common titles at this level are deputy directors and senior vice presidents. Depending on the size of your organization, you can also include the next layer of management. Many organizations list all staff. It’s up to you and dependent on how much space you have available. You’ll find more resources and training on writing nonprofit annual reports at www.NonprofitMarketingGuide.com/annualreports.htm. About the Author: Kivi Leroux Miller provides training and personal coaching on all aspects of nonprofit marketing and communications to organizations big and small across the U.S. If you want to write newsletters and annual reports that your supporters will love or create websites and blogs that educate and inspire, visit www.NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, where you’ll find a free e-newsletter, articles, webinars, e-courses, and more.last_img read more

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Grand Challenges: Saving Lives at Birth

first_imgPosted on August 5, 2011June 19, 2017By: Celia Pett, Medical Associate, EngenderHealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)A needle-free non-refrigerated aerosol formulation of oxytocin for treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a low-cost portable newborn respiratory support unit, and an ingenious device for facilitating assisted vaginal delivery were among the winning proposals at the “Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development” contest announced in Washington, DC last week. USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the Government of Norway and the World Bank launched the contest in early 2011 to find “groundbreaking” tools and approaches to improve the health of mothers and newborns in rural, low-resource settings during their most vulnerable hours: the 48 hours around the time of birth. Applicants could submit proposals for either a seed grant of up to $250,000 to demonstrate proof of concept for an innovation or a transition grant of up to $2 million for scale-up of a cost-effective integrated innovation.More than 600 submissions were reviewed by the Grand Challenges Committee, and 77 finalists were selected to display their projects at the DevelopmentxChange Marketplace. The high octane enthusiasm and hubbub of competing voices at the Marketplace were overwhelming and it was a grand challenge in itself to visit all the exhibits without lingering too long at the ones that seemed especially interesting and innovative. In addition to clinical innovations, a wide variety of mobile phone applications were on display, aimed at improving “health care seeking,” facilitating communication and information giving between health workers and rural women and supplying clinical support to rural health workers.Nineteen seed grant award nominees were announced at the Forum the following day. These will go on to a further negotiation period before the final awards are decided. Transition grant nominees will be announced at a later date. There were two additional honorary awards. The Peer Choice Award went to Monash University for an aerosol formulation of oxytocin to treat PPH. The People’s Choice Award (selected by popular vote) went to the UCSF Bixby Center and ARMMAN for Project mMitra: Voice Messaging and Animation Service to improve MCH information access in rural India. This free mobile voice messaging and animated film service will provide “timed and targeted” information to rural Indian women during pregnancy and the perinatal period.Addressing the finalists, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged all innovators to “keep going with these ideas and USAID will help develop and scale them to continue to improve and save the lives of women and newborns around the world.” Let us hope that these new products and approaches will be able to leapfrog the human resources and health system challenges which have hindered conventional development strategies.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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New Research Challenges Excess Mortality Risk of Adolescent Mothers

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 7, 2012March 31, 2017By: Ana Langer, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force and Women and Health InitiativeClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Over the course of the Safe Motherhood movement, the common wisdom has been that adolescent women have a highly elevated risk of maternal death —roughly two times higher —compared to women in their twenties, and this has led to calls for a focus on the unmet maternal health care needs of adolescent mothers. But research commissioned by the MHTF reveals that —averaged across 38 countries— the maternal mortality ratio for women age 15-19 is just 28 percent higher than among women age 20-24.Ann K. Blanc, PhD, former MHTF Director, and her colleagues, William Winfrey, PhD, and John Ross, PhD, analyzed available survey data to produce age-specific maternal mortality ratios using Demographic and Health Surveys data from 2000-2008.  The result is a paper titled, “New Findings for MM Age Patterns August 10”. The surprising finding on the comparative mortality risk of adolescents could have significant impact on future policy advocacy and program development.Filling knowledge gaps is a critical component of the MHTF mandate, and this paper does just that. Challenging assumptions and pursuing neglected areas of research is certain to have positive implications for achieving our collective goal of eradicating preventable maternal mortality and morbidity in our lifetimes.I hope you find this paper as useful and as illuminating as I have. We welcome your comments.Access the PDF of the paper here.Share this:last_img read more

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Delivering for Mothers and Newborns: Ending Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on May 21, 2015June 12, 2017By: Kathleen Hill, Maternal Health Team Lead, Maternal Child Survival Program/Jhpiego; Neena Khadka, Newborn Team Lead, Maternal Child Survival Program/Save the ChildrenClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)An important side event at this week’s 68th World Health Assembly celebrated two reports –  The WHO report on Strategies Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM)  and the Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report (ENAP). These two reports contribute to the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health.The WHO EPMM report, representing the culmination of 2 years of collaborative stakeholder consensus work, lays out principles and strategic objectives for ending preventable maternal mortality by 2030. The 2015 ENAP report summarizes exciting progress to advance newborn health since formal endorsement of ENAP 1 year ago at the 67th World Health Assembly.The highest risk of maternal and newborn death occurs during labor, birth and the 24 hours following birth when nearly half of all maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths occur. Nearly 800 women still die every day from treatable complications of pregnancy and childbirth and 2.6 million stillbirths occur each year. 1/3 of all newborn deaths (>1 million) occur on the first day of life. Most of these deaths (99%) occur in low-resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia and are linked to inequitable access to and quality of essential health care services within and across countries.Through the inputs of many stakeholders, EPMM and ENAP lay out complementary targets, principles and strategic objectives for ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths by 2030 and 2035. Common principles focus on equity, country leadership, integration of care for mother and baby, accountability, human rights, quality, universal coverage and measurement to ensure that every birth and death is counted and to drive improvement and accountability.ENAP and EPMM strategic objectives promote equitable coverage of evidence-based interventions proven to promote health and prevent leading causes of death and disability for every mother and newborn. The world must now accelerate efforts to close the “know-do gap” to go beyond “doing the right things to doing things right” for every mother and every newborn in the messy real-life health systems that deliver care for mothers and newborns (EPMM, p. 16). Achieving this imperative will require unwavering and laser sharp collaboration between global and country stakeholders, building on gains in the Millennium Development Goal era. In collaboration with partners, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) supports countries with the highest burden of maternal and child mortality and morbidity to improve equitable coverage and quality of evidence-based family planning, maternal, newborn and child health interventions at household, community and health facility levels.MCSP-supported maternal and newborn programs apply local health systems strengthening, community platforms and quality improvement approaches to strengthen integrated antenatal, Day of Birth and postpartum care packages for mothers and newborns, with a strong focus on timely family planning services. These approaches emphasize continuous improvement to overcome local bottlenecks and the routine use of data to drive and monitor improvement and accountability. The Day of Birth package prioritizes routine high-impact interventions essential for every mother and newborn, additional interventions tailored to local context such as elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and monitoring for and prompt referral and/or definitive management of life-threatening complications.MCSP continues to deliver for women and children by collaborating with global and country stakeholders to advance EPMM and ENAP strategic objectives to end preventable deaths for every woman and newborn by 2030/2035.This post originally appeared on Johns Hopkins’ Global Health Now.Share this:last_img read more

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Tagged Out: Yanks Lose to Rays, 3-2

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mark Teixeira had to slide around Tampa Bay catcher Bobby Wilson, not through him, to try to score the tying run in the fifth inning May 13.Wilson tagged out Teixeira, and the Rays went on to a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.“Two years ago, absolutely I’d have run him over,” Teixeira said, referring to recent rules designed to prevent collisions at home plate. “I’ve run over plenty of catchers in my career. If you slide into a guy who’s blocking the plate, you can break your ankle, you can ruin your career. So the only way to protect yourself and try to be safe is to lower your shoulder.“That’s been taken away,” he added, “so the only thing you can do is try to jump around him.”The Yankees challenged the call, hoping for a ruling that Wilson had blocked the plate before receiving the throw from center fielder Kevin Keirmaier after Carlos Beltran’s two-out single.“We took a shot,” shrugged Manager Joe Girardi. “I think there’s more confusion on the runners’ part than the catchers’ part. The catchers continue to do what they’ve always done.”Asdrubal Cabrera got his 1,000th hit during a two-run second inning, and the Rays rebounded again from an early deficit.Tampa Bay went up 3-2 in the second when Cabrera drove in a run on a double off Adam Warren (2-2) and scored on Joey Butler’s single.The Yankees took a 2-0 lead for the second straight game in the first inning on RBI singles by Teixeira and Brian McCann. But that first-inning rally fizzled, just as it did in the Yankees’ 4-2 victory May 12.“It just wasn’t our night with men on base tonight and we have to do a better job of that,” Teixeira said.The Yankees have lost two straight for the first time since April 14-15 at Baltimore.Tampa Bay pulled to 2-1 in the first inning on a homer by Steven Souza Jr.Nathan Karns (2-2) gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings. Brad Boxberger, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, pitched the ninth for his 10th save.Warren allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings. Andrew Miller struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth.Karns started the game by throwing nine consecutive balls, including walks to Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner. Karns worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the second by striking out Gardner and getting a grounder from Alex Rodriguez.“He was wild early,” Girardi said. “We got the two free passes and a couple of base hits and then we weren’t able to do much after that.”The announced crowd was 11,924, the largest in the first three games of a four-game series. The May 12 turnout of 10,417 was the smallest for a Rays home game against the Yankees.(DICK SCANLON)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Ex-NFL Player Pleads Guilty

first_imgWRENTHAM, MA — Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and will serve a year of probation.Spikes appeared Wednesday in court in Wrentham, Massachusetts, where he admitted negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and a marked-lanes violation.Defense attorney Christopher Belezos says Spikes wanted to take responsibility and move on with his life.State police found Spikes’ damaged Mercedes-Benz Maybach abandoned June 7 in the Interstate 495 median in Foxborough. At about the same time, police got a report a Nissan SUV had been struck from behind by a vehicle that left the scene. Three people were treated for minor injuries.The Patriots cut Spikes afterward.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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MEN: four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet channels over M12-X and CompactPCI Serial

first_img Continue Reading Previous Portwell: 10.1-inch IEC 60601-1 compliant touchscreen PC designed for medical equipmentNext SECO: solutions with AMD ‘’Zen’’ CPU & ‘’Vega’’ GPU in a single SoC The G211X Ethernet interface card ensures fast data transmission with four X-coded M12 connectors connected to the backplane via an x4 link. It is also designed for extended operating temperatures and harsh environments. The G211X is a new quad Ethernet card based on CompactPCI Serial. The four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the front panel are accessible via robust, X-coded M12 connectors.All four interfaces are controlled by an Ethernet controller connected to the backplane via an x4 PCI Express connection. Each interface also supports a data transmission rate of 1 Gbit/s – even if all four channels are used simultaneously. For better control, two LEDs each indicate the connection and activity status of the interfaces.The G211X is designed for an extended operating temperature and – also thanks to the extremely robust M12-X connectors – prepared for use in harsh and mobile environments.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights win inaugural Global T20 Canada

first_imgChris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights have won the inaugural Global T20 Canada cricket league after beating West Indies B by seven wickets.Canada’s Saad Bin Zafar starred with the bat for the Knights (148/3) in their chase of 146 and they won the match with 15 balls to spare after bowling out their opposition for 145 in 17.4 overs.Zafar plundered eight boundaries and three sixes in his match-winning 79 off 48-balls.Gayle was back in the pavilion for just 2 runs in the chase and the Knights lost two more wickets in quick succession. Zafer and Rassie van der Dussen then joined forces with Vancouver in trouble at 22/3 and shared an unbeaten stand of 126 for the fourth wicket.Zafar and van der Dussen advanced Vancouver to 100-3 in 13.1 overs with the run-rate down to one-a-ball. Van der Dussen hit the winning boundary to finish 44 not out off 41 balls.Local boy delivers on the big stage @saadbinzafar1 #6sInThe6ix #GT20Finals #VKvCWI #GT20Canada pic.twitter.com/2whp85Dy1DGT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) July 15, 2018Zafar hit 14 runs — a six and two fours — off the last three balls of the 11th over by Sherfane Rutherford — and a further two boundaries against Derval Green (2-20) in the next over as the run chase began to look comfortable.Earlier, West Indies B struggled with the bat after losing the toss in the last game of the six-team competition. All-rounder Fabian Allen provided the only serious resistance with a 23-ball 41, including three fours and three sixes.Jamaica-born Sheldon Cottrell took 4/29 for Vancouver and leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed 3/24.advertisementBrilliant few weeks @GT20Canada so much fun being part of #VancouverKnights massive effort from all involved. A lot of happy people # pic.twitter.com/dNPnrHm8m8James Foster (@JamesFoster07) July 16, 2018The tournament in Canada bought together some of the most exciting players in the T20 format. The drawcards included Australians Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving 12-month bans from international cricket imposed by their national association for their involvement in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

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What makes for motivation

first_imgJeremy Gregg at the Raiser’s Razor blog asked me to answer the following question: What drives your philanthropassion? In other words, why have I, like you, chosen to be overworked and underpaid in the third sector?Part of the answer for me is, I spent a number of years working as a journalist in very poor countries. And the poverty and pain I saw on a daily basis was hard to simply witness, over and over. So I stopped reporting and started working to remedy what I was seeing. (This is not to say journalism does not do much to contribute to the social good or to right wrongs – it does. I just wanted to be more involved in the story.)So part of my motivation is based on need.But the bigger part of it is based on change. I saw enough good when I was reporting that I also grew to believe there was hope in most situations. And that, ultimately, is the most motivating thing of all.I started my book this way: We all have moments in life when we happen upon our calling, and mine was when I encountered a giant, smiling condom in Cambodia. I go on to tell the story of being inspired by the ground-breaking work of the nonprofit PSI to make AIDS prevention fun and hopeful (including via a giant condom balloon), to great success. I saw the good in the story and possibility in the future.I think ultimately, what makes for the most powerful motivation (at least for me) is not how bad something is now but rather how much better it could be.last_img read more

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What You Get Is Why You Give

first_imgThis is my new column for Fundraising Success.Soon after I was divorced, I heard a story on NPR that really got to me. I was driving home from work, half-listening to a profile of East St. Louis. It was about the area’s extreme poverty and the efforts of some extraordinary people to rise above their circumstances and make better lives for themselves and their families.The details are long lost, but I remember one person from the story perfectly. She seized my complete attention. She was a single mother working long hours to support her two daughters. She’d cobbled together the funds to send them to a good school, and she was doing all she could for their future. She kept going, against all odds, for those girls.As the single working mother of two daughters myself, I was amazed and humbled by this woman. Though my life is far easier than hers, I did have an inkling of just how much strength it took to do what she did. When I got to work, I tracked down the NPR reporter, emailed him, thanked him for the story and asked him to put me in touch with the woman. After he got her permission, he gave me her contact information. I told the woman how much I admired her and thanked her for inspiring me, and then I sent a small check to support her daughters’ education. While technically I was the donor in this relationship, there is no question that she did more for me than I could ever do for her. She gave me faith that the job of raising two daughters alone could be done, even in the hardest of circumstances.I tell this story because it illustrates something so important: that giving and receiving go hand in hand. Fundraising is not simply about what you ask of people, it’s about what they get in return. You don’t have an empty, outstretched hand. You have a lot to offer donors, and you should frame your ask accordingly.In crass marketing terms, we call this the benefit exchange. It is the answer to the question, what do I get for my money? If I’m manufacturing pricey anti-wrinkle cream, the benefit exchange might involve $100 as the price for hope I can regain my youth. If I’m fundraising, there are many possible benefit exchanges I can offer to my donors – faith in themselves, inspiration, a feeling of accomplishment, or – on a more mundane level — a plastic wristband or logo-laden coffee mug.Think about this formula the next time you ask for money. Remind donors of the returns of giving, which are precious indeed.Here are a few qualities of a great benefit exchange:IMMEDIATE: What will people get right away in exchange for doing what you ask, whether you want them to give money, volunteer or quit smoking? Some good causes deal with the immediacy challenge with a gift like a t-shirt, hat or wristband. These offerings provide the person that donated money or took some action with an instant benefit, for example, recognition. Other options? Show how someone can save a life RIGHT NOW. Demonstrate they can feel good by making a difference THIS SECOND. And above all, make it incredibly EASY to act, so people will believe they will get the benefit exchange pronto.PERSONAL: Our audience members need to believe from our message that the reward we’re offering for taking action will make something better for them personally. The private sector understands the importance of making rewards personal. They don’t sell you a car by explaining the way the engine is built; they tell you the car is reliable, safe, or fast, depending on who you are and your personal priorities. They take the attributes of their product and translate them into personally desirable benefits. That translation is easy to make for most products. It’s harder for good causes because we get swept up in the huge scope of what we want to accomplish. But remember, at the end of the day, it is always the personal connection, not the grand concept, that grabs our attention. RELEVANT: We can’t easily change what our audiences believe, but by plugging into their existing mind-set we unleash great power behind our benefit exchange and our message. The values of our audience may have nothing to do with our cause, but we can still use them. A famous, frequently cited example of the value-based principle at work in social advertising is the successful Don’t Mess with Texas campaign. The phrase has become so famous that many people outside Texas don’t even realize that this is not a state slogan but rather a long-running marketing effort to get people to stop littering. The young Texan men who were the target of the campaign didn’t care about littering, but they did care about their macho image, and no one doubted the fierce pride they had for their home state. By tapping into these powerful feelings with the Don’t Mess with Texas concept, which didn’t have a thing to do with trash, the ad agency that created the campaign (GSD&M) drastically reduced roadside litter.The bottom line? Doing good is not a one-way transaction. It’s an exchange – I give your cause support or dollars, and you give me some thing or some feeling that I want and value, right away. In my case, I gave to a woman in East St. Louis because she gave me faith in myself. And that is a benefit that not only compels a donation, it is also most certainly priceless.last_img read more

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