Lakers rookie Hart has surgery on broken hand, out 4-6 weeks

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Los Angeles (27-34) has less than six weeks left in its season, and coach Luke Walton has said the Lakers won’t rush Hart back into action.Hart broke his hand during practice in Miami on Wednesday. The first-round pick out of Villanova is averaging 6.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 55 games as a regular member of the Lakers’ rotation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers have won four straight heading into Saturday’s visit to San Antonio. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next MOST READ Injured Rafael Nadal will miss Indian Wells, Miami events John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Josh Hart #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after missing two free throws in the final second against the Boston Celtics during a 108-107 Laker win at Staples Center on January 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Josh Hart will be sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his broken left hand.The Lakers announced Hart’s prognosis Friday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Djokovic becomes father of baby girl

first_imgSerbian tennis player Novak Djokovic smiles as he delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017. FILE PHOTOTwelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have become parents of a baby girl, local media reported on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Jelena gave birth on Saturday evening and their second child will be named Tara, Blic newspaper reported on its online edition.The couple have a two-year-old son Stefan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 30-year-old Djokovic announced in July he would miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.The Serb retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych in July because of the problem, from which is suffering for a year-and-a-half. McKines wishes players well, hopes SMB wins Grand Slam Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Between mid-January 2015 and June 2016, Djokovic won 17 of his 22 finals played in 24 tournaments. It seemed nothing could interrupt his dominance of world tennis.But for months the Serbian national hero — now fourth in the world rankings — has been a shadow of his former self.Since winning the French Open last year to complete the career Grand Slam, he has failed to claim another major title.He crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round and the French Open in the last eight.Djokovic said in July he would need a couple of months without the racket but that surgery was “not an option”.ADVERTISEMENT With Andre Agassi continuing as his coach while he recovers, Djokovic now intends to be ready to start the new season at the beginning of 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

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One Year Later, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Enjoys 85% Approval Rating Among Employees

first_imgOver the past year, Marissa Mayer has made global headlines from the moment she was named Yahoo CEO in July 2012, to an employee ban on working from home, to instituting employee perks like free food, among other decisions that have impacted Yahoo employees. As Mayer’s one-year anniversary as CEO approaches, Glassdoor is sharing Yahoo employee insights to reveal what those on the inside have to say about Mayer’s leadership, and how it compares to her predecessors.To date, Mayer enjoys a cumulative 85% CEO approval rating, based on 179 company reviews shared by Yahoo employees on Glassdoor.* As Yahoo and Mayer continue to compete for top tech talent with other companies in Silicon Valley and around the world, it’s interesting to see how her CEO approval rating compares to other notable tech CEOs, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (97% approval), Google’s Larry Page (95%), Apple’s Tim Cook (93%), Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (87%), Hewlett-Packard’s Meg Whitman (80%) or Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer (47%).Breaking down Mayer’s CEO approval rating even further, it’s held relatively steady quarter by quarter; she received 84% approval during Q2 2013. And, Yahoo employees approve of Mayer’s leadership more than other Yahoo CEOs over the past five years. With an 85% cumulative approval rating after a year in office, Mayer trumps her recent predecessors. Carol Bartz’s reign ended with a 54% cumulative approval rating, while Scott Thompson left Yahoo with a 48% approval rating.Further, employee satisfaction at Yahoo has increased under Mayer’s leadership to a 3.7 (satisfied) rating in the past year, compared to a 3.4 (OK) rating during the 12 months leading to her arrival at Yahoo.** Breaking down the data quarter by quarter, Yahoo’s company rating stands at 3.7 during Q2 2013, up one point from a 2.7 (OK) rating four years ago (during Q2 2009).Below, check out recent commentary from Yahoo employees on what it has been like working under Marissa Mayer:Pros of Working at Yahoo in the Past Year:“Marissa has brought huge, positive changes to the company. The company is operating with a sense of vision and urgency that hasn’t been seen since its very early days.” – Yahoo Manager (Sunnyvale, CA)“Things were kind of stagnant under Bartz and Thompson. Marissa Mayer has really stepped up to make life better for the employees and get rid of soul-crushing dysfunction. There’s a lot more transparency and feedback mechanisms now.” – Yahoo Senior Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)Cons of Working at Yahoo in the Past Year:“Past failures (CEOs) still haunt Yahoo!… but Marissa is making fast work of retrofitting the company for the future. It will take time to turnaround.” – Yahoo Marketing Director (Sunnyvale, CA)“Hiring approval process takes time and we lose great engineers to competitors. It’s getting much better now so I have confidence in the new process.” – Yahoo Recruiting/Sourcing (Sunnyvale, CA)Advice to Yahoo Senior Leadership in the Past Year:“Embrace the radical shift pushed by our CEO.” – Yahoo Employee (Dublin, Ireland)“Work at home was one of the few remaining incentives to work at Yahoo. Marissa made a big mistake by rescinding this perk.” – Yahoo Business Operations Manager (Sunnyvale, CA)Want to work at Yahoo under CEO Marissa Mayer? Check out Yahoo jobs. Already work at Yahoo? Let others know what it’s really like to work there by sharing a company review!*Cumulative CEO approval ratings of 7/10/13. Approval ratings calculated similar to Presidential approval ratings: Employees are asked whether they approve of the way their CEO is leading the company.**Based on at least 290 company reviews shared by Yahoo employees during 7/16/12-7/1/13 and 7/17/11-7/16/12, respectively.last_img read more

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10 Tips For Young Professionals Starting Their First ‘Real’ Job

first_imgEntering the working world for the first time after graduating is definitely going to be intimidating. You might think you know what to expect, but as in any new situation, there will be things about your job that catch you by surprise.No matter what industry you’re in, there are certain things you should be prepared to face in every entry-level job.1. Things will pick up very quickly. As soon as you get through the paperwork and onboarding phase, things will get going very quickly. You’ll have tasks to complete almost immediately, and you’ll have to come up with a plan to get everything done. Stay on top of your game by coming up with a plan and following it.2. You’ll have to handle a lot on your own. You’re no longer an intern where everything is supervised closely. Now you have to do things independently. You have to make sure you get everything done and complete tasks by their deadlines. Ask lots of questions at the beginning to make sure you do things the right way. Additionally, you probably won’t receive as much feedback as you did when you were an intern. Don’t expect them to give you a review for everything you complete. If you’re concerned about how you’re doing, you need to ask your boss yourself.3. Your opinion matters. More than being independent, you will also have to be creative. You will be expected to share your ideas and come up with new methods. Identify problems and come up with solutions. Be vocal during brainstorm sessions. Devise ways to be more efficient or come up with new ways to do your job. Just because you’re new doesn’t mean your opinion isn’t important. You were hired for a reason. Being innovative is one of the qualities that will help you move up in the workplace.4. Place an emphasis on learning. Even though you’re expected to do all of these independent things, don’t think you need to know how to do everything. Your first job is also about learning. Learn how to manage your time, meet deadlines, work with your team, and more. Additionally, if your company provides opportunities to further your education (through special programs, tuition reimbursement, or something else), take advantage of it. There is always something new to learn.5. Respond to emails in a timely manner. Depending on your college experiences, you may not have been held accountable for frequent emailing in the past. In the working world, however, responding to emails in a timely manner is essential. Everyone you deal with throughout your career has deadlines to meet and someone to whom they report. That’s why it is essential to respond to emails within 24 hours of receiving them. In fact, the sooner the better. Be sure to read through your responses carefully, though. Being quick is no excuse for bad spelling or grammar. Be efficient, but professional.6. Networking is just as important after you land the job. You have to continue networking throughout your entire career. Attend company outings, industry events, and get to know your colleagues. Networking will continue to be important in your future. Whether it comes in handy when you change jobs or when you need to collaborate on a project. You never know when those connections will be helpful.7. Get involved in things in your free time. In college it was easy to get involved in extracurricular activities because they were so abundant on campus. Now that you’re in the real world, you need to make the extra effort to stay active. Join alumni groups, professional organizations, volunteer organizations, and more. Go out to happy hour with your co-workers. These are all great places to make new friends and stay busy. It’s important to put some effort into your social life once you leave the comfort of college.8. Keep track of your accomplishments. All throughout your career, and especially during your first job, you should keep track of the things you do. Whether it’s articles you write, outlines of brainstorming sessions, reviews of financial statements for a client, plans for an event, or an email marketing campaign, all of these things matter. Keeping a file of all of these work accomplishments will help you discuss your job with your boss or even interviewers in the future.9. Always be professional. There is no excuse for being unprofessional once you start your first job. Every time you are in the presence of a colleague, you need to look and act the part. Always be on time, be courteous, and dress professionally. Think about where you want your career to go and act like you’re already there. Being professional will get you far in your career.10. Always be positive. Finally, you have to remember to always have a positive attitude. Your first job might be overwhelming at first, but eventually some of your duties might become tedious. In every stage of your work, you need to maintain a positive attitude. Whether you feel stressed out about your work or you’re growing bored with it, remaining positive is really important. People who complain about their jobs aren’t nearly as successful as those who embrace them. If you remain positive, better things will come.When you work hard and keep these things in mind, your first entry-level job will be a breeze. By having the right attitude and continuing to grow, you will start your career off strong.last_img read more

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REGISTER NOW: Roundtable on Pay Equality in Tech with Glassdoor’s CEO, Tech Leaders

first_imgGlassdoor research shows that the gender pay gap in tech is real. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. PT, Glassdoor’s CEO, Robert Hohman, will speak alongside other tech leaders from Salesforce and GoDaddy, among others, to discuss the reality of the gender pay gap in tech and how we can work to close it. Register to watch the livestream and tune in!Hosted by Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Stanford School of Engineering and co-sponsored by Glassdoor, the Roundtable on Pay Equality in Technology will examine the gender pay gap in tech, the underlying factors that prevent pay equality from being achieved, and the pathways to creating workable solutions. Moderated by the Clayman Institute’s executive director, Lori Nishirua Mackenzie, the panel will include:Robert Hohman (CEO, Glassdoor)Cindy Robbins (EVP, Global Employee Success, Salesforce)Blake Irving (CEO, GoDaddy)Shelley Correll (Barbara D. Finberg Faculty Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University)Sheri Sheppard (Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University)To get a virtual front-row seat for this important discussion and watch LIVE, register in advance. Why it MattersThe technology industry drives innovation, fueling a large portion of the world economy. Yet technology companies still come under fire for pay discrepancies between women and men. According to recent Glassdoor research, even controlling for age, education, experience, occupation, industry, location, company, job title and more, the adjusted gender pay gap is still 5.4% in the U.S., meaning women, on average, earn $0.95 for every $1.00 men earn. When we look at the tech industry specifically, the gender pay gap is 5.9%, slightly larger compared to the national average.On a deeper, occupational level, the Glassdoor research found that computer programmers have one of the largest adjusted gender pay gaps, among the occupations Glassdoor examined, at 28%. In other words, women computer programmers earn just $0.72 cents for every $1.00 a man computer programmer earns even after controlling for multiple factors.“Our detailed analysis reveals that even when factors such as age, job title and location are controlled for there is still an unexplainable pay gap between women and men—and that isn’t acceptable,” said Hohman.Join the ConversationRegister now to watch the livestream on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET. Follow along and share on social media using #PayEquality and #ShareYourPay.Employers, to show your commitment to paying employees equitably for equal work and experience, join the more than 2,600 employers and take Glassdoor’s Pay Equality Pledge. Sixty percent of employees would not apply to work for an employer where a pay gap exists, according to a Glassdoor survey. “Pay transparency is critical step to illuminating pay inequities so that employers and employees can take steps to close existing pay gaps. We’re proud to be a company that is not only committed to analyzing our own pay data, but helping other companies commit to do the same,” Hohman adds. We hope you will tune in on November 16! Media who want to attend in-person or embed the livestream, contact pr@glassdoor.com.last_img read more

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15 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in November

first_imgSt. Jude Children’s Research HospitalWhere Hiring: Memphis, TNWhat Roles: Senior Research Technologist, Electron Microscopy Technician, HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic, PCS Policy/Magnet Specialist, Pediatric Oncology Nurse, Patient Care Associate & more.What Employees Say: “I love working at St. Jude, It is the best job I have ever had. The employees are some of the most caring people you will ever meet. Great benefits and a great CEO. And they show how much they appreciate their employees. Its a great feeling to know that you are helping patients and their families. Wonderful feeling.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs GlassdoorWhere Hiring: Mill Valley, CA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL & more.What Roles: Account Manager, VP of B2B Marketing, Senior Associate of Strategy and Insights, Director of Global Customer Success, Director of User Experience Research, Product Manager, Lead Front End Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “I truly love this company. There is a great culture and I love everyone from the CEO, to my VP, to the people who site next to me everyday at the office. The company treats us so well as employees that sometimes I feel guilty lol. On the other hand, it makes me really appreciate my job and motivates me to bust my but to do a great job in return. Great culture, great benefits, great work/life balance and work from home option (within reason), and a great team of people. It’s amazing to me looking back on how far this company has come in the 3 short years I’ve worked here.” —Current ManagerSee Open Jobs MasonicareWhere Hiring: Danielson, CT; Newtown, CT; Wallingford, CT; Mystic, CT & more.What Roles: Telemonitoring Device Installer, Dishwasher, Companion Homemaker, LiveIn Caregiver, RN Unit Manager, Food Service Worker, Recreation Therapist, Dining Services Associate & more.What Employees Say: “Great company to work for! Masonicare treats their employees equally and with respect. Great teamwork and flexibility. Would definitely recommend the facility to others.” —Current CNASee Open Jobs PHMGWhere Hiring: Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; London, England & more.What Roles: Inside Media Sales Executive, Corporate Sales Recruiter, Business Development Manager, Key Account Manager, Audio Brand Consultant, Graduate Sales Executives & more.What Employees Say: “Great company with super benefits! PHMG is one of the best direct sales companies in the world. I earned a trip to the corporate HQ in Manchester and London as well as numerous perks, gym membership, etc. The product sells itself and there is a world-class sales culture. We do things as a team, we work and play hard. Constant training and improvement. My best month so far was $11k gross.” —Current Senior Media Development ExecutiveSee Open Jobs West Monroe PartnersWhere Hiring: Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA; New York, NY & more.What Roles: Security Architect, Healthcare Manager, Talent Brand Manager, Director of Customer Experience, Talent HR Business Partner, Senior Manager of Energy and Utilities, Office Administrator, Manager of Workforce Optimization & more.What Employees Say: “Strong management and direction, good career advancement, very capable employees, quickly growing company.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs HomeServe USAWhere Hiring: Norwalk, CT; Hammonton, NJ; Canonsburg, PA; Chattanooga, TN & more.What Roles: Manager of Data Administration, Data Architect, Account Coordinator, Hyperion Planning Administrator, Financial Analyst, Production Artist, Plumbing Technician & more.What Employees Say: “This is a great place to work. Not just because we provide an excellent service to our customers but because you can see the benefits of the services we provide. I continue to promote the company with friends, family and anyone else I come in contact with who has a home emergency.” —Current Business Operations EmployeeSee Open Jobs Flight NetworkWhere Hiring: TorontoWhat Roles: Project Manager, Director of Engineering, Senior Perl Developer, Technical Lead of Trip Builder & more.What Employees Say: “Challenging fast paced environment. The flight industry is very interesting and I learned a lot here; new technology, marketing, product. Free breakfast, catered weekly lunches, all day snacks were definitely perks while working there. Fun work events. Great employees, everyone pitching in to make things better. Respected the CTO, he was very knowledgeable, encouraging and supportive.” —Former Product Support EmployeeSee Open Jobs Ah, November. The trees have turned beautiful shades of red, brown, orange and golden, plus there’s a winter chill in the air. Fireplaces are being lit, families are snuggling up and job seekers are applying to the millions of open jobs in the U.S. Wait. Huh? No we have not misspoken and it’s not a typo: there are approximately 6 million open jobs in the U.S. and about 50,000 of those were added in October.So many open jobs can feel overwhelming, but much like this month’s biggest holiday, you should be thankful. There are companies hiring now with great work-life balance, impressive perks, enviable benefits and jobs that will truly deliver. Here are 15 companies that are thankfully hiring like crazy in November.Autodesk Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Boston, MA; Novi, MI & more.What Roles: Inventor Software Development Engineer, Contract Renewal Inside Sales Representative, Senior Forecast & Readiness Planning Manager, Product Sales Specialist, Principal Backend Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “Great work/life balance and flexibility when needed. Opportunity to voice concerns or ideas and management listens and helps to determine ways to bring the ideas to life. People are genuinely nice and always willing to help or point in the right direction.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs AdobeWhere Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Lehi, UT; San Jose, CA; New York, NY; McLean, VA & more.What Roles: Computer Scientist, Senior Web Applications Engineer, Test Lead Engineer, Director of Solutions Consulting, Head of Global Employee Insights, Digital Media Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect & more.What Employees Say: “It’s a Billion Dollar Start Up – fast pace, highly-intelligent people, makes strategic decisions fairly quickly for such a large company. Culture is fantastic – you love coming to work because of the great people!” —Current Senior Director of Demand GenSee Open Jobs Oxford Properties GroupWhere Hiring: Boston, MA; Washington, DC; Toronto; Calgary & more.What Roles: Refrigeration Technician, Housekeeping, Security Professional, On Call Security Guard, Asset Management and Finance Associate, Cleaner, Shift Building Operator, Exterior Maintenance & more.What Employees Say: “Work hard for increase sales and decrease food cost, total control about administration and operational into restaurant.” —Former General ManagerSee Open Jobs SikichWhere Hiring: Naperville, IL; Marlborough, MA; Brookfield, WI; Atlanta, GA; Glendale, CA & more.What Roles: Audit Manager, Staff Accountant, Senior Dynamics NAV Consultant, Senior NOC Engineer, CRM Application Consultant, Client Account Manager, Implementation Consultant, SMB Sales Executive & more.What Employees Say: “Sikich is a great company. Great culture, great people. They really care about their employees.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Brown-Forman CorporationWhere Hiring: Louisville, KY; Los Angeles, CA; Lynchburg, TN; Chicago, IL; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France & more.What Roles: Business Insights Analyst, Maintenance Mechanic, Roundsperson, Retail Sales Supervisor, Public Relations & Partnership Manager, Sales Assistant, Assistant Sales Manager, Manager of Brand Advocacy & more.What Employees Say: “BF has a great culture. You hear that from everyone that works here, and I’ll admit, it creeped me out for the first few months because you keep thinking, “Is everyone this nice and compassionate?” The answer is a resounding “YES!” I feel more connected to the community and love all of the volunteer opportunities we are presented here. Participating in the PRIDE festival and having such a large presence is something I would have never dreamed that an employer would promote. It’s a great feeling to be supported no matter who you are and where you came from.” —Current Associate ScientistSee Open Jobs Shawmut Design and ConstructionWhere Hiring: North Haven, CT; Boston, AM; Los Angeles, CA: New York, NY; West Springfield, MA; Miami, FL & more.What Roles: Senior Estimator, Marketing Specialist, Project Manager, Project Superintendent, MEP Manager, Financial Project Administrator, Administrative Assistant & more.What Employees Say: “Great people and excellent management in order to create a fluent environment for all worker. Great location, great gym and structure.” —Former EmployeeSee Open Jobs PwCWhere Hiring: Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA & more.What Roles: Asset Management Senior, Financial Services Tax Director, Tax M&A Manager, Tax Director, IPS Oracle EMS Manager, Integration Architect, EHR Technical Writer, Seasonal Associate & more.What Employees Say: “PwC has great flexibility (and competitive parental leave) that allows for great work life balance and offers multiple opportunities for professional and educational growth.” —Former EmployeeSee Open Jobs OnTracWhere Hiring: Denver, CO; Fontana, CA; Vancouver, WA; Benicia, CA; Sparks, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Kent, WA & more.What Roles: PM Package Handler, Administrative Assistant Messenger of Billing & Collections, Seasonal AM Package Handler, Dispatcher, Manager of Data and Document Control, Full Time Package Handler & more.What Employees Say: “Great management team, and corporate culture.” —Former Administrative AssistantSee Open Jobs Arrow ExterminatorsWhere Hiring: Bloomingdale, GA; Maryville, TN; Woodstock, GA; Knoxville, TN; Canton, GA; Charlotte, NC; Kennesaw, GA & more.What Roles: Pest Control Technician, Customer Care Coordinator, Pest Control Inside Sales, Recruit Military Pest Control, Lawn Care Technician, Carpenter, Outside Sales Professional & more.What Employees Say: “Arrow offers a culture rich environment that has a conducive atmosphere for growth, advancement, and competitive wages.” —Current Service Center ManagerSee Open Jobs Sanford HealthWhere Hiring: Sioux Falls, SD; Fargo, ND; Mayville, ND; Thief River Falls, MN; Saint Cloud, MN & more.What Roles: Profile Coach, Cook, Room Service Assistant, Nursing Assistant Ambulatory, RN Inpatient, Radiology Technologist, Certified Nursing Assistant, Receptionist, Behavior Health Technician & more.What Employees Say: “Sanford has excellent benefits, especially the insurance. The amount of PTO that accrues is also a plus. After working for Sanford for 5 years, employees receive 3 weeks of PTO and counting. Sanford Health has a lot of room for career growth and promotion. The company culture is positive and empowering.” —Current Senior Drug Testing CoordinatorSee Open Jobslast_img read more

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Uber Wants to Help You “Get to the Polls” on Election Day

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Uber is making it easier than ever to get to your polling place on Election Day, November 6.The ride-share app is helping Americans get to their local polling place with the click of a button. On election day, open the most updated version of the app to see a banner that will allow users to find their local polling place and request a ride instantly. “Decisions get made by those who show up,” tweeted Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. “That’s why @uber is putting our technology to work so on #ElectionDay, November 6, you can drive the vote.”Furthermore, to help the millions of Americans who cite transportation barriers as the reason they don’t vote, Uber is partnering with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works to provide a single ride up to $10 to the polls on Election Day.Ahead of one of the most hotly contested mid-term elections, Glassdoor caught up with Dave Barmore, a public policy manager at Uber, to discuss the company’s commitment to civic duty and the innovation behind this first-of-its-kind in-app functionality.Glassdoor: What was the genesis of the “Get to the Polls” initiative? How did this come to be a partnership that the Policy team at Uber felt was vital?Dave Barmore: Ensuring our riders and drivers are civically engaged and involved in their communities goes back to the early days of Uber. Back in 2013 and 2014, we would engage with our riders and drivers to help make their voices heard when ridesharing regulations were being considered in their cities. In the 2016 election, we had our first national Election Day campaign that encouraged people to vote, and we are now expanding that effort in 2018. Uber has millions of riders and drivers in the US, and we want to do our part to ensure that we’re spreading awareness of the importance of voting.Glassdoor: How did the partnership with When We All Vote come about? There are hundreds of political nonprofits. Why this one?Dave Barmore: You’re correct, there are many organizations doing great work in this space! We wanted to ensure we were partnering with nonpartisan groups who would have the greatest reach and visibility. We were confident that by distributing When We All Vote’s voter registration resources, our riders, drivers, and employees would have crystal clear guidance on how to register in their state.Glassdoor: Your team partnered with external organizations to execute this, but also internally with your product team. Talk to me about that internal partnership with the product team to not just make this a marketing campaign but one that was optimized and supported by Uber’s core product?Dave Barmore: This project has been one of the most cross-functional initiatives I’ve ever been a part of at Uber. We’re a big organization and with any large national project, you’ve got to work with all the right teams to make sure it’s done right: product, marketing, operations, legal, engineering, comms, policy. I love this project because colleagues across Uber have come forward solely because it’s a labor of love and they’re ecstatic to help use our technology for good.At Uber, we wanted to do our part to ensure that all our riders, drivers and employees are engaged in this critically important election.Glassdoor: Uber’s competition has announced something similar, but it’s not integrated into the product. How will users experience Uber’s “Get to the Polls” feature on Nov. 6th?Dave Barmore: You can see more details here on our Election Day $10 discount we are offering. We are really excited to have our polling place finder in the app to make it as easy as possible for people to use the Uber platform to find their polling place and to go vote. You can see what it will look like in the screenshots below. Glassdoor: This type of socio-political engagement is somewhat new to Uber, which has traditionally built strong relationships with city governments in order to operate. Why the shift in policy and approach? Was this initiative spurred by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi?Dave Barmore: Our new CEO has really encouraged us to find ways to truly partner with cities and the communities in which we operate. I was personally thrilled to see not only how Dara was committed to this initiative, but our entire c-suite.Glassdoor: Uber’s Policy Team isn’t one that job seekers hear a lot about. How many people make up the team and what are your backgrounds?Dave Barmore: Uber’s global policy and communications team consists of about 250 people globally. Our main role is to be the external facing organization for the company. Whether it’s media relations, government affairs or coalition building, we’re constantly out in the field working with our community partners, drivers and riders helping spread the good word of Uber and how it’s impacting communities. Our backgrounds really vary. A lot of us on the policy side come from different government roles, while some of my friends on the media side have either been behind the camera as reporters or at different media agencies. Glassdoor: What do you look for in applicants to your open roles? What types of skills, experience and expertise are critical for the future of policy at Uber?Dave Barmore: Uber is a fast-moving environment, so you’ve definitely got to keep the pace. People who are well-organized and able to work well with small teams on interesting and unique public policy challenges would be prime candidates.Glassdoor: You’re a unicorn, Dave, you’ve been at Uber nearly 5 years. What is it about the company or the team that has kept you engaged for the past 5 years and what excites you about what’s on the horizon?Dave Barmore: These five years have truly flown by! It’s been such a whirlwind to be a part of a company that has grown from 400 employees when I started to now 18,000. There have definitely been some ups and downs, but what has kept me engaged the most is getting to work every day with some of the smartest and most talented colleagues. I know I’m biased, but I really don’t think you can find a team who is better at their job than ours.Glassdoor: What advice do you have for the millions of Uber users and riders when it comes to voting? Or what’s your vision for Nov. 6 as it pertains to Uber users and drivers?Dave Barmore: We take a lot of things for granted in the US, and voting is one of them. Decisions get made by those who show up. At Uber, we wanted to do our part to ensure that all our riders, drivers and employees are engaged in this critically important election.Download the Latest Version of the Uber App Today & Get to the Polls Nov. 6 4.2★ Manager- EATS Corporate Finance Uber San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h U4B – Senior Technical Account Manager Uber San Francisco, CA 4.2★ Program Manager, Product Classification Uber Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h Program Manager, Legal Compliance Uber San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Product Manager – Financial Products Uber San Francisco, CA New Uber Jobs For You 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Program Manager, Transit Applications Uber San Francisco, CA U4B – Technical Account Manager Uber San Francisco, CA 4.2★ 4.2★ Product Manager – Device Intelligence Uber San Francisco, CA 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ View More Jobs Sales Manager, Uber Eats – Dallas Uber Dallas, TX Program Manager, FinTech Uber San Francisco, CA 4.2★last_img read more

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At it again? Ousmane Dembele celebrates Man Utd transfer coup (for second time!)

first_imgOusmane Dembele has dropped a second Manchester United transfer hint on social media in a week.The Borussia Dortmund striker supported the signing of Victor Lindelof this week.He approved of the signing at the start of the week by ‘liking’ it’s announcement on his official Twitter page.He then followed this up by endorsing a tweet from Lindelof himself in which he states he “can’t wait to get started at Man United”.United boss Jose Mourinho is a fan of Dembele – and interestingly agent Mino Raiola, who has several players now at Old Trafford, is pushing to add the French youngster to his stable.last_img read more

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Chelsea legend Zola can see Allegri leaving Juventus

first_imgChelsea legend Gianfranco Zola can see Max Allegri eventually leaving Juventus for abroad.Zola spoke to La Nuova Sardegna about the Turin giants.“Allegri is ready for a big international club, but he has time,” noted Zola.“This is now really his Juventus. He showed great character and courage, performing a miracle with Mario Mandzukic’s new role. It was a bit like what Jose Mourinho did with Samuel Eto’o as a full-back at Inter.”Gigi Buffon was hoping to win his first Champions League, but lost the second Final in three years.“He had a remarkable career and in future would make a great Italy Coach. I remember him as a kid at Parma. It’s not easy to maintain yourself at that level for so many years and to be so admired by pretty much all players.“He’s a legend and he deserves the Ballon d’Or, both as a champion and as a man. He sent out a strong message when he thought it was right to do so.”last_img read more

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MHTF Terms of Reference Finalized

first_imgThis document is the result of extensive research and consultation with an array of maternal health experts around the world, and it was the subject of a launch meeting that took place in Washington, D.C. in late February 2009. (Download the report — PDF, 60kb — of that meeting.) I am pleased to post the final MHTF Terms of Reference (PDF, 68kb) which will be used to guide our work over the next three years. This document outlines the ways in which the MHTF will operate to achieve its goal and objectives, and describes the niche that the MHTF aims to fill in the expanding global response to improving the health of mothers everywhere. Posted on April 14, 2009November 13, 2014Click 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)The Maternal Health Task Force Terms of Reference Many thanks to all who contributed valuable time and energy to the drafting and reviewing of these Terms of Reference. We look forward to applying these guidelines to an exciting work-plan, which is now under development. We will post more on that in the coming weeks.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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Moving from Treatment to Prevention

first_imgPosted on February 8, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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)Moving From Treatment to Prevention: AAFH Past and Plans for the FutureEngenderHealth welcomes Dr. Catherine Hamlin and Mark Bennett from the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital (AAFH) to our offices for their presentation “Moving from Treatment to Prevention: AAFH Past and Plans for the Future.”When: Thursday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Where: EngenderHealth, 440 Ninth Avenue (between 34th and 35th Street, 13th Floor), New York, NYSpace is limited, so please RSVP to fistulacare@engenderhealth.org by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9. For more information, please call 212-561-8036.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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Register for the MH Buzz and the MHTF Monthly Newsletter

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on February 17, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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)The MH Buzz and the MHTF Newsletter provide you with timely and relevant information on maternal health, allied fields, and the Maternal Health Task Force. Every two weeks, the MH Buzz includes 4-6 important news items, journal articles and other resources relating to maternal health. The MHTF Newsletter is sent at the end of each month and includes updates on the happenings at the MHTF.You can view past Buzzes and Newsletters and register for the MH Buzz on the MHTF website.Share this:last_img read more

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Melinda Gates Plans to Help 120 Million More Women Access Contraceptives by 2020

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on May 8, 2012June 21, 2017Click 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)In an exclusive interview with Newsweek, Melinda Gates explained that she has decided to make family planning her signature issue and primary public health priority. Written by Michelle Goldberg, the Newsweek piece describes Gates’ passion for increasing access to contraception, her commitment to building consensus (and breaking down the controversy) around family planning, and her plans to start raising $4 billion to dramatically increase global access to contraceptives.Now the foundation, which is worth almost $34 billion, is putting her agenda into practice. In July it’s teaming up with the British government to cosponsor a summit of world leaders in London, to start raising the $4 billion the foundation says it will cost to get 120 million more women access to contraceptives by 2020. And in a move that could be hugely significant for American women, it is pouring money into the long-neglected field of contraceptive research, seeking entirely new methods of birth control. Ultimately Gates hopes to galvanize a global movement. “When I started to realize that that needed to get done in family planning, I finally said, OK, I’m the person that’s going to do that,” she says.Read the full story here.Learn more about the Gates Foundation’s No Controversy campaign here.Join the conversation on Twitter at hashtag #nocontroversy.Follow Melinda Gates on Twitter: @melindagates.Share this:last_img read more

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Vote for the Top Social Enterprises that Empower Women and Girls

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on February 26, 2013March 21, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick 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)Yesterday, Women Deliver opened voting for the 25 top Social Enterprises for Women and Girls.  These 25 organizations are doing some incredible work, and using innovative approaches to address some major challenges facing women, including maternal health. Women Deliver invites voters to select up to three choices from the 25 top groups.From Women Deliver: This year, we are asking global advocates like you to vote on three of the 25 enterprises listed below that you believe are truly making a difference for girls and women. Voting closes on March 6th at 12pm EST. Women Deliver worked in partnership with Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs, to select these 25 social enterprises from the semifinalists of the Echoing Green Fellowship Program. The top 10 social enterprises will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 28-30, 2013) and compete in the Social Enterprise Challenge and “Pitch-Off” on May 30th. Winners will also be given fast-track access to TrustLaw Connect, a program of the Thomson Reuters Foundation that connects lawyers looking to do pro bono work with social enterprises and NGOS in need of legal assistance.To learn more about Women Deliver, including the upcoming Women Deliver 2013 conference, visit the Women Deliver website.Share this:last_img read more

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DEPUTY SLAIN IN JAIL BREAK ATTEMPT HONORED IN COUNCIL BLUFFS

first_imgA year after his death, a statue has been unveiled in downtown Council Bluffs to honor slain sheriff’s deputy Mark Burbridge.The statue is of a horse without a rider and is located at the historic Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs.It is part of the Horses of Honor project that memorializes officers who were killed in the line of duty.Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the horse is covered in images important to Burbridge, including scenes with motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and a badge:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/STATUE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….in his life. ;08Burbridge died May 1, 2017, during a jail escape in Council Bluffs that left two other officers injured.Danker says one year later the incident is still fresh in everyone’s minds:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/STATUE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….anytime to anybody. :10Wesley Correa-Carmenaty was convicted in the shootings and is serving a life sentence.Radio Iowalast_img read more

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Superlatives from the Kansas State Game

first_imgThe passing game was opened up and in full display on Saturday. There were some big time plays made on both sides, so here’s the best (and worst) from the Kansas State game.Winner: Mike Yurcich. Hats off to the man for working very well with a limited roster. He was without his top two backs, and dialed up some big time plays to keep the Cowboys hanging around.Losers: Jeff Carr. It’s not that he didn’t have a good game, it’s that he was hardly called on. I put him in this category simply because the game plan didn’t work to his favor for his first career start.Player of the game: Mason RudolphBest play: The Ice Pirate.Most clutch play: This game would have effectively ended had Rudolph not completed this 4th and 8 across the middle. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Best quote:Robert Allen: “What’s that play called?” (Referring to the 4th down play)Mason: “It’s called ‘Throw it to Marcell for the first down.”Lol— Chase (@jcbenge) October 4, 2015Best vine: This just made me laugh.Heroic performance: How about Cook, the FIFTH string quarterback who gave OSU everything they could handle?The most gutsy call: Flea-flicker. Yurcich was on his game today.Breakout performers: Marcell Ateman, James Washington, and Jalen McCleskey all had breakout performances. I thought Ateman was excellent all game, and McCleskey continues to impress me as a lightly recruited prospect and true frosh.last_img read more

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Morata & Silva lead mauling of Costa Rica

first_imgSpain 5 Costa Rica 0: David Silva inspires demolition job Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 06:25 11/12/17 silva-alba-cropped Getty Images Spain battered Costa Rica 5-0 in Malaga on Saturday, with David Silva at the fore with two goals and an assist. David Silva scored two and set up another as he inspired Spain’s 5-0 hammering of a defensively woeful Costa Rica side in Saturday’s friendly clash at La Rosaleda.Julen Lopetegui’s men played with immense freedom throughout, as they stroked the ball around in style and took full advantage of Costa Rica’s poor defensive organisation, as the away side made errors for each of Spain’s first four goals.Costa Rica actually showed flashes of promise early on, but that quickly vanished as Spain took control, with Jordi Alba’s Silva-influenced opening goal after just six minutes ushering in a period of real dominance. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The lively Alvaro Morata added a second in the 23rd minute and probably should have scored at least hat-trick before his half-time withdrawal.But Spain’s attacking unit hardly suffered for Morata’s substitution, as Silva added two goals in four minutes shortly after the restart, making the most of hapless goalkeeping and calamitous defending.4 – Players with the most goals scored for Spain  :David Villa 59Raul Gonzalez 44Fernando Torres 38DAVID SILVA 35Wizard. pic.twitter.com/5nCh2hLubD— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 11, 2017Andres Iniesta added a fifth towards the end to wrap things up, with Costa Rica left realising that they have much to improve upon if they are to emulate their 2014 World Cup showing next year, while Spain already look ready to prove a point in Russia.Both sides looked purposeful in attack during the early exchanges, but defensively Costa Rica left a lot to be desired and Spain took the lead just six minutes in.Silva’s low cross into the penalty area was not dealt with by Costa Rica and Alba was there to meet it, sending a fierce first-time effort into the right side of the net.Morata then went close twice in as many minutes shortly after, testing goalkeeper Danny Carvajal from a tight angle on both occasions.Carvajal gifted Morata a goal a little later, though.Silva and Iniesta combined down the left with a clever one-two and the Manchester City man eventually played the ball into the area along the ground, with Carvajal inexplicably palming it right into the path of Morata, who had an easy finish.5 – @AlvaroMorata has scored in his four last appearances for Spain  in a row (5 goals). Killer pic.twitter.com/mW8v8cdcbG— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 11, 2017Morata should have had another just before the break, but he shot straight at Carvajal when played through by Isco’s exquisite defence-splitting pass.Spain were arguably even more relentless in attack upon the start of the second half and they extended their lead early on, with Silva sweeping home from close range after Francisco Calvo’s attempted clearance smashed against Oscar Duarte and dropped kindly for the midfielder.Silva doubled his tally a few minutes later, robbing Bryan Oviedo with a brilliant tackle and then finding the bottom-left corner from 18 yards, despite Carvajal getting a hand to it.A flurry of substitutions for both sides soon impacted on the play, but Spain scored again once they re-discovered their rhythm.Costa Rica freely invited Iniesta to charge towards their penalty area and the Barcelona star sent a 25-yard drive into the bottom-left corner, with Carvajal again looking as though he could have done better.The visitors were afforded a little more possession in Spain’s half towards the end, but the match had been won and lost long before. read morelast_img read more

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Articles That Work in Nonprofit E-Newsletters

first_imgThat blinking cursor on your screen is taunting you. You’ve set a deadline to send out this week’s (month’s/quarter’s) e-newsletter, but you haven’t progressed past “Summer Newsletter.” You’ve bolded this solo headline and played with italics. It’s blue… green… orange. Yeah, orange!You’ve entered the land of e-stalling–putting off the composition of your e-newsletter because you’re stumped for copy. Read on for five content tips to get your creative juices flowing and fingers typing.Here are five types of e-newsletter content that can work for both you and your readers.Success Stories. Report back to your donors and other supporters on what you are doing with their money and time by sharing some success stories. Even better, give your readers credit for that success and make sure they understand just how important they are. You don’t want to brag, but you do want to demonstrate that what you do really does matter.Back Stage Passes. Take your readers behind the scenes. Tell stories and report back on what you are doing from the insider’s perspective (but not too deep inside – we want the intrigue, without the tedium.)Next Up – and Fast. Remind your supporters what’s happening in the next few days. You need to create a sense of urgency. If you have a big event coming up in three months, create lots of other intermediate dates of importance or milestones – super saver deadlines, 100th person to register – to create some timeliness.Empowering How-Tos. Your supporters can help you implement your mission by donating to you and volunteering. Give them some suggestions and show them the impact that their actions, on their own time, can have.Straight Action Alerts. Email is great for asking people to take action on an issue, whether it’s completing an online petition, emailing a member of Congress, or donating to a specific fundraising campaign – if you include explicit and easy instructions on how to take that action.last_img read more

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Stillbirth and Maternal Mental Health

first_imgPosted on April 29, 2011August 17, 2016Click 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)We’ve written before on GlobalMama (free registration required) about the mental health aspect of maternal health and how mental health is missing from the global health agenda. The recent Lancet stillbirth series should bring the issue of maternal mental health because for every stillborn child, there is a mother who has lost a child. Also, many stillbirths result from traumatic births, meaning many mothers are exposed to additional risk factors.A simple internet search for “stillbirth and maternal mental health” returns more results for, what one might consider, the opposite relationship, namely, the link between a mother’s mental health prior to birth and the birth outcome rather than the impact of a stillbirth on a mother’s mental health. A 2008 study suggests that women who suffer from mental illness are more likely to experience stillbirth than women without a history of mental illness. However, the researchers conclude that it is not necessarily the mental illness itself that causes the relationship: “Higher risk of perinatal loss may be linked to factors associated with maternal psychiatric illness in general, such as insufficient attendance for antenatal care and unhealthy lifestyles rather than the maternal mental illness itself.”Fortunately, some of the Google Scholar results look into the impact of stillbirth or infant death on a mother’s mental health. Also, select results on PubMed Central address the issue, but in general, there is a lack of data available, particularly in the developing world where most stillbirths and traumatic births occur.Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School are currently looking into this exact question, receiving a grant to study “Maternal Mental and Physical Health Outcomes after Stillbirth and Infant Death.” They are studying women in the US “to improve mental health care and outcomes of bereaved mothers after stillbirth and infant death.” More studies, such as these, are needed, with a particular focus on developing countries in order to fully address the spectrum of maternal health, including mental health needs after stillbirth or delivery in general.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on June 27, 2011June 19, 2017By: Sara Al-Lamki, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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)This blog post was contributed by Sara Al-Lamki, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. This is her final post about her experience as a Young Champion, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.The past nine months have been such a whirlwind. And, it has been an especially hectic past four weeks — I can’t believe that I am embarking on yet another adventure and I’m not sure where this one will take me.Bali has taught me much and I have grown immensely from this experience — not just career-wise, but also as a person and as a woman. The realities of maternal health are very different when experienced in the field. Obstacles such as compliance, follow-up, and reaching the maximum number of women are far more difficult than one can imagine on paper. At YRS, outreach workers often have to run around the throngs of people in the market, because a woman has not come for her follow-up and the doctor needs to deliver news, sometimes bad news, and administer treatment. The struggle of convincing a woman to have an institutional birth, or to have a trained attendee with her at home, rather than have her husband deliver the baby, is much harder than you would think. Deep-rooted cultural and religious practices cannot be separated from the people and are present regardless of education, or socio-economic status. Though these customs are often very beautiful and symbolic, they can have indirect health consequences. The view that it is best to give birth where you yourself were born is a beautiful notion of continuity in life and culture; however, if that means delivering in an isolated community with little or no access to health care then the tradition makes it nearly impossible to get this woman the emergency care she may need. All of this is something struggled with on the ground, not portrayed on paper, and which is often forgotten or neglected by stakeholders.The resilience and passion of my colleagues at YRS has been unbelievable. Against all odds, the clinic has been running for seven years, and is planning on growing and expanding. The plan is to reach eight other markets in Denpasar first, and then to have a similar market-based reproductive health centre in all districts of Bali within the next five years. Since it is such a great model, it is very possible. This has really shaped my own vision for maternal health. Seeing an unbiased view of what it is like to start up and run a small NGO in a conservative nation like Indonesia has made my head spin with ideas and plans for my own social venture in the future. The social and governmental politics of it, the challenges, but most of all the bond between the workers and the women they serve, has given me a clearer view of what my own future could look like. Walking through the market to get to the clinic, with women calling out to me Ibu Doctor! (Mrs Doctor) and running after me to tell me all their ailments is my favorite part of the day. It doesn’t matter if I’m a doctor or not. I work in the clinic, I’m running around interviewing different women and asking questions about pregnancy, I’m sitting next to the doctors and nurses every day — I must have a solution to their health problems! And if I don’t, they’re happy that I care, and that I listen intently, and recommend either a prompt visit to YRS or rest (depending on the symptoms, of course).I’m still young, and new to the field, so my ideas and plans still need some nurturing to grow. I’m looking forward to connecting with innovators in the Arab world, spending time looking for projects in the Arabian Gulf, and talking to people about my ideas and getting them on board. The field has always focused on the countries with the highest mortality rates, and while the Arab states are thankfully hardly ever featured on this list, there are still women that die during childbirth, and many morbidities associated with childbirth. Also, there’s a large gap in health and community education, and women are lacking knowledge and empowerment. I want my venture to incorporate all these things, and start putting the Arab world on the map in terms of maternal health innovation.It doesn’t sound like much of a plan yet, but as I’m sure most of you know, that is exactly how so many great social ventures are born. As I have said so many times in the past, I need to not get ahead of myself just yet, and plan it out one step at a time. If the next nine months are anything like the last, I can’t wait to start this new journey. “To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.”-William ShakespeareShare this:last_img read more

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