Indian Bodybuilder Brings His Passion to P.E.I. And Finds a New Passion

first_imgChristo Jose earned dozens of medals and trophies for bodybuilding in his home country of India, was recently crowned a Maritime champion, and has big dreams for the Canadian nationals.Jose has six national medals from India, including a silver, but he felt Canada would be a better place to pursue his bodybuilding dreams. It took six years for him to get his Canadian visa, and he moved to P.E.I. in 2016.Read it at CBC Related Itemslast_img

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England spot camera ‘spy’ at Rugby World Cup training

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “There was definitely someone in the apartment block filming but it might have been a Japanese fan,” said Jones, whose men face reigning champions New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday.Access to training sessions is typically only given to accredited journalists, photographers and broadcast cameras.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBut the Australian appeared to shrug off the suspected infringement, saying that his team “don’t care” and that it “doesn’t change anything” due to the modern media ecosystem.“You can watch everyone’s training on YouTube. There’s no value in doing that sort of thing, absolutely zero,” Jones said. LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers The coach even admitted that he “used to do it” himself but hasn’t done so since 2001.Jones, who was in charge of his native Wallabies when they lost the 2003 World Cup final to England, was appointed to the England job shortly after the team’s miserable first-round exit on home soil in 2015.They now face an All Blacks side bidding to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time in a row, and the fourth in New Zealand’s history.– ‘No one thinks we can win’ –The title-holders were hugely impressive in a 46-14 quarter-final thrashing of Ireland, while England reached the last four with an almost-as-emphatic 40-16 victory over Australia.Nevertheless, Jones insisted the team was not under any pressure, asking the press-conference crowd to put up their hand if they thought England could win.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track PLAY LIST 01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “There you go, so no one. No one thinks we can win,” he said.Jones, the coach of the Japan side that enjoyed a huge upset win over South Africa at the 2015 World Cup, joked that “there are 120 million Japanese people out there whose second team are the All Blacks. So there’s no pressure on us.”Meanwhile he was adamant that New Zealand were in a very different situation.“They’ve got to be thinking about how they’re looking for their third World Cup (in a row) and so that brings some pressure,” said Jones.The coach has long had a reputation for pre-match ‘mind games’ in the build-up to a Test.When asked if he was making these comments in the expectation they would be read by All Blacks players, Jones laid into the New Zealand media for the supposed partisan nature of their rugby coverage.“Well someone has to ask them (the All Blacks) a question because the New Zealand media doesn’t –- you guys are just fans with a keyboard,” he said.“The English media –- a week ago I was going to get sacked, we couldn’t play — we deal with a completely different situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer praises Andy Murray’s Antwerp comeback success England’s players take part in a training session at the Arcs Urayasu Park in Urayasu on October 22,2019 during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)England’s training session ahead of their upcoming Rugby World Cup semifinal was covertly filmed by an unknown sleuth, coach Eddie Jones said Tuesday.Most leading nations including England keep their practice secret, with strict limits on who is allowed into the ground to ensure opponents can’t spy on them ahead of a game.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Narsingh was defeated by his own: IOA

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (PTI) Dejected by the four-year ban imposed on Narsingh Yadav by CAS, the Indian Olympic Association has said that the embattled wrestler has been “defeated by compatriots” rather than opponents. Narsinghs fortunes took a turn for the worse when he was ousted from the Olympics and slapped with a four-year ban for flunking a dope test after Court of Arbitration for Sports overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency. “Its not a just loss for Narsingh at the Court of Arbitration for Sports but he was beaten by his compatriots who did not want to let him compete at the Olympics and not by his opponents,” IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta told PTI after the CAS verdict. “The picture is clear and neither I nor anyone has to say whos done the foul play. If you go back, you can easily connect the dots and would clearly know who could be the suspect. “As of now, the culprits have been successful in stopping him from the Olympics, though we may challenge the order and minimise the ban. Its a loss for the country.” Further hinting at a conspiracy theory, Mehta added, “We must go deep into the matter and the government should initiate a CBI inquiry into the matter. Its not a small thing, its plaguing our countrys sport and we must nip this in the bud. “Days after he won the battle at the Delhi High Court, a phone call came from his SAI centre in Sonipat about some doping activities, the raid happened and his sample was found positive. It cannot be sheer coincidence.” The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had appealed against the NADA all-clear to Narsingh at CAS, three days ahead of his scheduled opening bout at the Olympics. Mehta was part of the four-hour long marathon hearing here. The verdict marked a painful end to the sordid controversy which began with the wrestler failing a June 25 test. The embattled 74kg category grappler has maintained all along that his scandalous dope test was a result of conspiracy by rivals who spiked his food or drinks. Having grabbed the quota by virtue of his World Championships bronze in Las Vegas last year, Narsinghs road to Rio was fraught with obstacles after he was named to represent India ahead of double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar dragged Narsingh to the Delhi High Court and a bitter courtroom tussle followed but the judgement went in latters favour. PTI TAP AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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10 Cool Office Spaces

first_img2. Google keeps some fun in mind at one of their offices as employees can literally slide from one floor down to the next.  More Google Photos.3. Microsoft employees pull up a seat around this large touchscreen tablet table. More Microsoft Photos.4. Infosys brings games to one of their offices by adding in a bowling alley.More Infosys Photos.5. Box, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., has a playful take on seating arrangements as they added swings to their office.More Box Photos.6. Facebook employees can take advantage of a video game room. More Facebook Photos.7. Groupon breaks away from traditional office norms by adding color and modern design to their office. More Groupon Photos.8. Edelman, a multinational public relations company headquartered in Chicago, Ill.,also adds bright colors and modern design elements. More Edelman Photos.9. Autodesk employees collaborate in architecturally interesting spaces. More Autodesk Photos.10. HUMAN Healthy Vending adds comfy chairs that line its reception space. More HUMAN Healthy Vending Photos.What’s your office like? Share your office photos on Glassdoor. While beige office walls may help keep some focused on the work at hand, for others it’s often seen as a blank canvas for fostering creativity. Whether it’s halls decorated like the New York City subway system or a floor-to-ceiling spiraling slide, these 10 companies show how to use and design office space in a whole new way.See which photos employees have shared on Glassdoor that make up our list of 10 offices you wished you worked in:1. Epic, headquartered in Verona, Wis., has designed an office hallway to look like the New York subway. More Epic Photos.last_img read more

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Recruit & Retain Talent With Strategic Workforce Planning

first_imgNo High School11.5% Unemployment Percent College or Higher3.5% Some College6.5% Education Backgroundcenter_img If you haven’t heard, there are some major labor scarcities coming in the United States and around the world. For those involved in either talent attraction or talent retention rates, you may want to look further into how external factors like the unemployment rate will impact your company and how you can be prepared with a solid strategic workforce planning function in place.The U.S. Labor Issue:The U.S. population is 315 million, with 154 million in the workforce, and the national unemployment rate is 7.6 percent. Typically, recruiting starts to become difficult when unemployment is less than 6 percent. However, if you dig into the current unemployment rate further, an interesting story unfolds: High School Degree7.5% Further, in the U.S. there are currently 600,000 unfilled skill labor jobs. This is compounded by the fact that 53 percent of the skilled labor force is age 45 and older.As you can see above, the unemployment is very wide and hides the issue that the unemployment rate for college graduates is actually very small. For recruiters, when the unemployment rates starts getting below 6%, the ability to fill roles starts to become more difficult.The Global Issue:The world is starting to run short on college-skilled populations. Both India and China are rapidly building out their educational systems to support their growing populations. In fact, China has projected that they need to build out another 100 universities in order to support their educational needs. China is now dealing with an immediate shortage of university professor talent.The Role of Strategic Workforce Planning:In order to combat external factors contributing to talent loss, strongly consider building out a strategic workforce planning function. Strategic workforce planning is the planning function that looks at the future demand within the company for key roles, and then looks at the internal and external supply for that labor. For instance, a company may identify that they need geologists over the next five years, but currently the company only employs a couple. As a result, the workforce planning function will realize over the next five years that the company needs to develop a plan to get 35 geologists.The plans to do so typically fall into one of three buckets.1. Buy. Develop a sourcing approach to make sure you can hire the talent when you need it. This means building a relationship with geologists in the community via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other online approaches.2. Build. Develop internal or external programs to grow the talent. For example, vocational programs help develop future talent. For instance, find individuals who want to be geologists and build an apprentice program.3. Borrow. Work with contracting houses or build strategic ventures to make sure you can get the resources as you need them. Continuing with our example of geologists, you can work with local universities that have their students work on company projects in exchange for R&D funding.Getting Started:The question, “What talent will we need in the future that is hard to find?” is not an easy question to answer. However, there are tremendous amounts of resources out there that are designed to help organizations build out a strategic workforce planning function. Here are some examples:1. SHRM is working on a U.S. standard for strategic workforce planning, which is in its second draft and is quite comprehensive. It can be found here.2. The Human Capital Institute has certifications programs for strategic workforce planning.The bottom line is that if you, as HR, are not aware of what your key talent is and how you are going to get them in the door five years from now, your competitor may be ahead of you!last_img read more

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Top 10 Job Search Trends NOT To Pay Attention To – Part 2

first_imgThe absolutes of job search are puzzling; as in most things in life, there are few black and white rules. While you want to follow some rules of thumb, you also should climb outside of your (or others’) boxes from time to time to really take charge of your career versus following the pack.The following list of 10 trends not to follow is Part 2 of a two-part series designed to help you winnow out trends that are either outdated or misguided.1. Don’t be creative in your resume. Don’t let fear that your resume will be rejected because of a little orange or blue punctuating the content or because a brilliant sales graph pops from the profile summary. Instead, illustrate your value with a marketing menu of sizzle. Social media has created a flatter, more level communication playing field and an explosion of technology innovation has opened up opportunity for more appealing career story telling.2. Forget the resume. The resume is dead. Via Dictionary.com, the definition of a ‘resume’ is: A summing up; summary. Somewhere along the way, a hiring decision-maker wants to read something that sums up your career, and even though the resume vehicle is evolving, the essence of the resume is a ‘sum-up’ of your career. Whether the content is funneled into Word or LinkedIn or a personal website, it is still a resume.3. Tell everyone you know you are looking for a job. Instead of making everyone in your circle uncomfortable with the responsibility of helping you get a job, avail yourself to be of service to others, inside and outside of your circle. Not only will others be grateful—if in fact you are offering authentic, what’s-in-it-for ‘THEM’ support—but it is also natural for them to want to return the favor and help you back, if they can.4. Don’t circumvent human resources to inquire about a job. It will make them mad. If you are fairly confident that going through normal HR channels will create a logjam for your resume, then what will going around them hurt? It may or may not ruffle any feathers if you find a way to articulate your value directly with the hiring manager/owner/president/whomever is actively seeking to fill a role. If they like what they see, they may push past the HR ‘rules’ to get you in the door.5. The more social networks you join the better. If you try to be everywhere then you may end up going nowhere. While you may find testing the waters at a variety of social networking channels of value to see which are a fit, ultimately landing on just two or three sites may be the best solution to adding meaningful traction to your search.6. Perfect your elevator pitch. Woven with vivid content and shared with just the right inflections and oomph, some people’s pitches sound as if they’ve been recycled thousands of times. While an elevator pitch is not in and of itself bad, be careful about regurgitating the same words, over and over. Keep your pitch fresh, and be natural in how, and to whom, you are delivering your words.7. Online job boards and ads don’t work. While focusing solely on job boards or posting your resume to corporate sites likely will only lengthen an already tough job search, ruling these online methods out completely is unnecessary. Many resumes are ‘found’ on CareerBuilder, Monster, Glassdoor, or one of the many job sites; as well, posting to a corporate career site may be that golden ticket to get your next interview. Job search strategy is, after all, multipronged.8. Post updates to your LinkedIn profile on a ‘regular’ schedule. Instead, make a ‘note’ on your weekly calendar to update your status, but be as intuitive as you can about it. If you don’t have anything you feel compelled to say, share or inquire about, then hold off. The more rigid you become about rules of thumb on social networking activity, the more unnatural it comes across to the audience you are trying to attract.9. Never quit a job before you have a new job. Generally, this is good advice. Careerists are a bit more attractive to hiring folks when employed. With that said, many career changers drop kick a miserable, unhealthy situation before their next offer is in hand, reinvigorating their energy and optimism. The key is ensuring this is the right decision for you; talk it over with a significant other, spouse, mother, father, best friend, coach, etc., to help decide.10. Hand-write and/or snail-mail every thank you note. Consider the recipient, as well as the speed of the hiring process. Even if you do snail-mail a follow-up letter, consider emailing a brief thank you as well. Many folks are impressed by the quicker communication as well as prefer a paper-free interaction.last_img read more

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5 ‘Rules’ You Must Learn To Get Hired Today

first_imgToday’s job market is unlike any other in recent memory for most of us. Certainly it is for me.As I point out in “’Headhunter’ Hiring Secrets: The Rules of the Hiring Game Have Changed . . . Forever!,” there are all new “rules” in today’s hiring “game”—and that’s precisely how you must look at getting hired in today’s job market, as a “game”—and what may have worked, say, just a few years ago to land a new job no longer works, in many cases.The major thesis in “‘Headhunter’ Hiring Secrets,” of course, is that the “rules” of the “hiring game” have changed . . . Forever! In the book I examine the entire job market and the many new rules that are operative in it. Then, I share hundreds of “secrets” that I have successfully used for nearly a decade to effectively work around these new rules and help hundreds of job candidates land their dream jobs—even during the Great Recession. The intent of the book was (and is!) to show job seekers whom I can’t personally help how they can, in effect, become their own “headhunters.” In this blog, I am going to examine five new rules that are quite common in today’s job market and then show you how you can effectively work around them to get where you want to go—to land your dream job in 2012!New ‘rule’ #1 – The hiring process is designed to exclude you as a candidateThis is one of the best-kept, least-understood and most under-appreciated aspects of the job hunting process today. Contrary to what you—and the overwhelming majority of other job seekers—quite probably think and believe, companies are not looking for reasons to hire you! The truth of the matter is, hiring companies today are looking for reasons not to hire you, i.e., for reasons to exclude you from the candidate pool!Maybe they decide they don’t like the look of your résumé. They might categorize you as a “job hopper.” Or, maybe they call you up and, if you don’t have a professional greeting on your voice mail, they simply assume that you probably aren’t all that professional, either. Or perhaps they don’t like what they see/read about you on your Facebook® page.Why do hiring managers and the companies they represent treat today’s job candidates in such an arbitrary, capricious manner? The short answer? Because they can! With literally hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of candidates for virtually any open positions in today’s job market, besieged hiring managers usually have one principal goal in mind: To winnow the number of candidates down to a manageable number as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Unfair? You bet! Still, that’s the way the hiring game is played today, and if you are going to “play” in this game, then you had first better learn how not to lose.“Headhunter” Hiring Secret: If you are losing on offense in a game, oftentimes upping your defensive game can turn the tide, and that certainly can be a winning strategy in the hiring game. While your competitors, i.e., other job seekers, are making the same mistakes over and over again, make sure you are not making these mistakes. After all, that’s what the whole personal branding concept is all about, isn’t it? Making sure that, in comparison to other candidates, you appear to be flawless, or at least virtually flawless. And it’s really all in the details. Here are just a few areas to concentrate on during your job search:While others may not even think about the importance of having a professional voice mail greeting, make sure you do!Make sure you know the importance of using an email address that actually works with today’s computer-read screening software systems.Make sure you format your résumé in such a way that it invites being read, not challenges a hiring manager to “plow” through it.Learn how to properly construct your LinkedIn® profile, your Facebook® page.Ensure that all written communications involved in your job search are error-free!New ‘rule’ #2 – HR is the new ‘black hole’Human Resources was one of the hardest hit employee groups during the Great Recession. (“Hey, we are not hiring so why do we need all of these HR folks?!”) As a result, and as hiring is once again picking up, HR simply can’t handle the increased volume of candidates until they themselves increase their own numbers. Thus, more often than not, a résumé submitted to a company’s job opening actually has little chance of being reviewed by a real, live person. (In the recruiting industry, HR these days is referred to as “the new black hole.”) Generally, a computer scans the résumé looking for key words. If the right words are there, you may get a call. If not, you are excluded (see “Rule #1”)—even though you may actually be the best candidate! Humans can overlay judgment on your résumé, computers can’t. But seldom anymore does a human being ever lay eyes on a résumé submitted online.“Headhunter” Hiring Secret: There are powerful ways to brand yourself as unique and get around the online application process. Companies want you to believe that the only way to get hired is to apply to their positions online. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. Here is what you should do:Go ahead and apply online, in order to play the HR game. Then, go around the HR process and position yourself, in parallel, directly with the hiring manager, by launching a direct mail campaign (click on this link to learn more). Today, this single tactic is one of the strongest in a job hunter’s arsenal during the job hunt.New ‘rule’ #3 – Some online job postings aren’t all they appear to beGenerally, the job descriptions you read online are only half the story, and many times, not even the most important half of the story. Hiring managers themselves almost always know precisely what they are looking for in a candidate. But sometimes, when this information is communicated to Human Resources, something gets “lost” in the “translation” when a job description is prepared. You, as a potential candidate, read the job description and think, “Hey, I fit that. I am the perfect candidate.” And indeed you may, at least ostensibly! You might even get an interview by HR, but then you could just as easily end up not being the successful candidate and never really know why! It could be something as ridiculously simple as your not ever having been made aware of “the three things” (requested by the hiring manager) on the interviewer’s checklist. Why? Because these “three things” were never communicated to potential candidates or included in the online posting!“Headhunter” Hiring Secret: Network inside the hiring company to learn what makes both the company and the hiring manager “tick.” Learn what the “hidden criteria” may be for any given job—before submitting an application for a position. (Click here to learn more about the approach to take to accomplish this.)New ‘rule’ #4 – The interview ‘process’ is seldom a processCandidates invited in for interviews are oftentimes subjected to interviewers who are ill prepared for the interview. Off-the-wall, irrelevant questions are asked, or virtually the same question (or type of question) is asked over and over again. And just when you think things went well, you are invited back for yet another round of interviews. (As a “headhunter,” I call this “death by interview.”) Unfortunately, even among some of the “best” companies in the world, the overall corporate interview process is, more often than not, considerably more whimsical and directionless than it is scientific and integrated.“Headhunter” Hiring Secret: By learning to use the technique I have dubbed “leading the witness,” you can literally take control of the interview—without becoming overbearing or boorish. (Click here to learn more about this technique.)New ‘rule’ #5 – Cast ‘shadows on the wall’ and, again, you’re excluded!If you have ever watched any type of criminal TV show or movie (and who hasn’t?!), you are undoubtedly quite familiar with the so-called Miranda warning read to alleged wrongdoers: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you. . . .” All too often candidates, in the spirit of wanting to be completely open and honest, share way too much information during a job interview. While I certainly don’t advocate lying or being dishonest, I do strongly advise against “baring your soul” during an interview. If you do this, you could easily end up casting “shadows” of the interviewer’s/hiring manager’s office wall. These “shadows” consist of mentioning anything that could cause the interviewer’s/hiring manager’s “antenna” to suddenly perk up. Let me give you an example of how this can work (true story, by the way).A hiring manager interviewing one of my firm’s candidates remarked, as he rubbed his shoulder, “Boy, I need to get some surgery done on this shoulder. It continues to bother me.” The candidate himself had a bad knee, and in trying to relate as well as be empathetic, responded, “Yes, I know what you mean. One of these days I need some knee surgery too.” Needless to say, the candidate wasn’t hired. The candidate cast a “shadow on the wall.” The hiring manager later told me over the phone that he had several concerns: “How long will he be out if he does indeed have surgery?” “What other medical issues does this person possibly have?” “How much money will he end up costing the company?”“Headhunter” Hiring Secret: First, be aware of the necessity for avoiding casting “shadows on the wall” during interviews! (Many, if not most, job seekers are not!) Then, take any steps necessary not to cast “shadow on the wall” by anticipating questions you may be asked during an interview and by practicing “safe” answers to such questions. Unfortunately perhaps, rarely in today’s job market is it the best candidate who is ultimately hired for the job. Usually, it is the safest candidate!Study after study indicates that many currently employed people are looking to make a job change as the market improves. That means the competitive playing field will become even larger and more challenging than it is today. So, if you intend to be among those landing their dream jobs this year, it is even more vitally important that you strongly brand yourself as being different from and better than the “average” job seeker. Learning the new “rules” of the hiring “game,” and then using “secrets” such as I’ve suggested in this blog to work around and/or within the confines of these new rules will certainly get you headed in the right direction. Guaranteed. – Originally posted on the Personal Branding Blog by Skip Freemanlast_img read more

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On The Wrong Career Path? 3 Ways To Get Back On Track

first_imgYou did everything you were supposed to to get on the right career path.When you were in high school, you looked toward college to find a career. “Someday you’re going to be a doctor, lawyer or even a business owner,” said your overbearing-but-well-meaning parents.When you arrived at college, guidance counselors helped you pick the classes you needed to achieve your major — a major you were led to believe was a career fit because some curriculum-based test you took in high school said it would be.When you entered the “real world” you worked hard to please everyone and “earn your rank.” For the sake of your career, you did anything and everything that was placed on your desk. And you did it with a smile.Until one day you woke up and asked yourself, “What the hell am I doing?! This isn’t what I want to do.”You realized your entire life has been actions taken based on someone else’s assignments. You’ve followed this career path because it’s the easiest/most lucrative/prestigious/you felt forced into it. Am I right?But now that you’ve achieved what you’ve been working toward for years, you’ve come to the realization that this career isn’t what you want. Even worse, you have no idea what you really want! You feel lost.But this isn’t entirely your fault; there’s a flaw in today’s system. We spend hours upon hours learning processes and procedures, rules and guidelines, assumptions and expectations. Yet we don’t put enough time into understanding the most important piece that ultimately leads to our career success.That important piece?YOU.So how do you come to understand yourself and capitalize on that knowledge to get the job that makes you come alive? Here are three areas that are most important to focus on – your strengths, your personality and your passion.1. Capitalize on your strengths.Finding what you’re good at and focusing on those traits is always more beneficial than trying to improve something you’re not naturally amazing at. Find tasks and projects that capitalize on these strengths and stick to those. One of the best tools I’ve used to educate myself on mine is StrengthsFinder 2.0.2. Trust your own personality.“We are all unique individuals.” How many of us have heard that? As cliched as it is, it’s true.Your personality is a combination of things that you can change and things you can’t. (It’s genetically ingrained in you!) Of all the personality tests, my favorite is the Meyers-Briggs. It’s amazing how much more clarity you have when you know why you do what you do.3. Re-evaluate your passion.There’s a question you hear a lot when someone is asking you about your passion. “What would you do even if you weren’t getting paid for it?” To that I say: Throw whatever your answer is out the window.Why? Because ultimately you need to be paid to turn your passion into a career.Instead, ask yourself, “What’s something people are always complimenting me on that I absolutely love doing?” Now that’s something you can turn into a moneymaker.If we focus on what’s external and play the people-pleaser role, we’ll always feel a bit lost. We’ll lose control over our own destiny.But if we educate ourselves and understand who we are internally, we’ll build the foundation we need to make decisions – good decisions – based on our own assignment. – Originally posted on Aol Jobs by Eric Lunsfordlast_img read more

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9 Cool Jobs You Should Apply To Over Thanksgiving

first_imgFamily, friends, turkey, mac ‘n’ cheese and…jobs! That’s right. If you’re looking for a reason to excuse yourself from the Thanksgiving dinner table, there’s no better reason than to apply to your next big job. Even grandma won’t nag you about that.Use your phone and the Glassdoor app to browse the latest job openings to apply before the football games commence. Or check out these nine cool jobs that are worth considering for your next role.  (The last job on the list will make you smile!)Director of Product Marketing, GlassdoorLocation: San Francisco Bay Area, CAIf you are a rockstar product marketer who is passionate about innovation and talent, with a proven history of driving B2B go-to-market strategies that engage customers and accelerate growth, we’re looking for you to join our Product Marketing team. You will own the product marketing efforts for our most strategic products from customer targeting and positioning through go-to-market execution and empowering our sales and customer success teams.Learn More 23 hours ago 23h Senior Python DeveloperLocation: Chicago, ILThe Python Developer role requires a candidate to have strong technical knowledge, teamwork and communication skills in order to work with internal and external customers to support various technical projects and initiatives independently within the model development team. Attention to detail is a must as our projects must be delivered with high quality. The ability to multi-task and manage multiple deliverables on time is also a key component for success in this role. The role will also interface with multiple internal teams and work as a project lead in a cross-functional team.Learn More 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ 4.2★ Executive Intelligence Briefer Noblis Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h N/A 23 hours ago 23h Santa Claus, NordstromLocation: Seattle, WAThe ideal Santa Claus is outgoing and committed to providing outstanding customer service. Responsibilities include: provide exceptional customer service by interacting with children and families in a warm, sincere and professional manner, pose for photos with children and families, use patience and kindness to solve customer related problems.Learn More Treatment Coordinator Oasis Pediatric Dental Care & Orthodontics Falls Church, VA 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Designer for Jennifer Lopez Collection, Kohl’sLocation: New York, NYResponsible for the design of all categories of the Jennifer Lopez brand; creates a full collection assortment relevant to brand position and target customer. Actively participates in the conceptual development of the brand with Sr. Designer/Design Director and partners with trend and Design Team to prioritize trends for area of responsibility and to share creative ideas.Learn More Financial Advisor, Edward JonesLocation: Chicago, ILEdward Jones is a privately owned financial-services leader with nearly 14,000 Financial Advisors in the United States and Canada and more than 90 years of serving individual investors. As an Edward Jones Financial Advisor, you will take charge of your career and your income as you form meaningful, long-term relationships with clients as you help them work toward their financial goals.Learn More 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h Credentialed Bilingual Tax Advisor – CPA – Remote Intuit Washington, DC 4.0★ 4.2★ Big Data Consultant, AmazonLocation: Detroit, MIAmazon consultants will develop and deliver proof-of-concept projects, technical workshops, and support implementation projects. These professional services engagements will focus on customer solutions such as HPC, batch data processing, Big Data and Business intelligence. This role will specifically focus on Data processing capabilities and helping our customers and partners to remove the constraints that prevent our customers from leveraging their data to develop business insights.Learn More Operations Coordinator, Year UpLocation: Philadelphia, PAThe Operations Coordinator directly reports to the Operations Manager and will support the efficiency and growth of the site by implementing and improving processes and systems. This person will support the overall work of the team by executing and delivering on a range of responsibilities, including ensuring a smooth reception and office experience, working with external vendors, and supporting other projects as needed.Learn More 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ 3.8★ Master Scheduler **MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE** Tsymmetry, Inc. Washington, DC Manager of Product Administration, Tufts Health PlanLocation: Watertown, MAThe Manager of Product Administration reports to the Director of Sales and Product Administration and works closely with the Director of Product Strategy. This position provides day-to-day management and oversight of the product administration team and is responsible for the successful assessment and operationalization of new products and enhancements to existing product lines. The successful candidate must possess a deep knowledge of Tufts Health Plan’s (THP) Commercial products, a broad perspective of the Commercial health insurance market and a familiarity with THP’s system capabilities. The manager must work effectively with all areas of the organization and build strong alliances with cross-functional business team(s).Learn More 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h New Hire Operations Specialist, FacebookLocation: Menlo Park, CAOn every new hire’s first day, they will interact with Enterprise Engineering and the New Hire Orientation team from the minute they walk in the door. Facebook is seeking a forward-thinking New Hire Operations Specialist join the Enterprise Operations team as we plan and partner with cross-functional teams to enable Facebook’s incredible growth. The NHO Lead is responsible for the delivery of IT productivity and provisioning for all Facebook new hires as part of the on-boarding process.Learn More Fall Internship, Architecture Hickok Cole Architects Washington, DC Outside Sales Representative BJ’s Wholesale Club Alexandria, VA Residential Plumber $3000 Sign-on bonus! 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Inside the Software Developer Role at Philips

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Hot New Jobs For You 23 hours ago 23h View More Jobs 3.6★ 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h Software Architect Philips Caesarea 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ Senior Software Technologist I – Java Philips Bengaluru 3.6★ Software Engineer II Philips Bengaluru As one of the best jobs in America for 2019, the role of Software Developer is core to any thriving, innovative tech company. From design to coding to testing, software developers are a jack of all trades and in demand from San Francisco to Amsterdam and back. Just ask Philips.The healthcare tech company is eager to hire developers straight out of college or early in their career, and not only are they looking for the technical chops but soft skills are in hot demand as well. “Soft skills are hard to groom,” says Youssef Hawili, Senior Director of Innovation, Technology & Architecture at Philips. “Technical skills you can always teach someone as long as they have the ability and willingness to learn.”To prepare yourself for a software role at Philips, Hawili shares interview tips and secrets.Glassdoor: The role of a software developer is very popular right now. It’s hot and in demand for a variety of industries. In your experience, why is the role crucial for Philips?Youssef Hawili: Software today has invaded or permeated our society in every aspect. Whether it’s our dating lives, with communication, our cell phones, our cars, our financial assets, healthcare, it’s really everywhere. And it’s growing more and more with this new digitization of healthcare. Philips has transformed into a healthcare software company. So, as a result of that, software is extremely important in every aspect of our work.Glassdoor: When you’re interviewing candidates, how important is it for them to understand the business of healthcare tech? What should they know about the problems that Philips is trying to solve?Youssef Hawili: I, personally, don’t look for healthcare experience as a requirement because it’s hard to find people with healthcare background as well as computer science background, as well as a specific type of technology and soft skills that we are looking for. For my team, as long as you find the right minds that are able to understand requirements, translate them into designs and architecture and build a system out of it, then they can learn the domain of healthcare as they move forward.Browse All Open Software Developer RolesGlassdoor: Working with teams to develop and support solutions and experiences as a developer can seem broad and somewhat intangible. How would you describe a developer’s day-to-day at Philips?Youssef Hawili: On a daily basis, the team jumps right into designing, architecting, problem-solving. We plan and execute what’s called a sprint, which is a two-week integration. Every Friday we have our team breakfast to build teamwork and have fun. About four or five times a year, we have coding marathons for a week or two where we sit down in a big conference room or an area that’s just wide open to house the whole team. We bring a lot of sugar and a lot of pizza and we have the 10 to 20 people literally start designing and building together. The reason why we do coding marathons is it really pushes the development cycle much faster. It allows us to collaborate together with other teams in order to build what the customer is looking for. The most important thing we have is the one week of innovation during the year where the team is free to do whatever they want. They can go to Best Buy and buy some new gadget and program it. They can download a new technology and hack at it then demonstrate what they’ve done. In some cases, it translates to something that we want to use and in other cases it an exercise in expanding the mind.Glassdoor: When you are interviewing candidates, what are you looking for? How imperative is it for them to know Philips inside and out?Youssef Hawili: If you’re asking whether I actually expect them to understand the problems and opportunities we have at Philips, I don’t. However, I expect them to have enough initiative and drive to go online to do their homework, look at Philips, look at the sector we’re in, look at what products we have. Candidates should come up with questions during this homework process and be ready to ask them. My first question for anyone interviewing at Philips is “What do you know about Philips?” followed by “What questions do you have for me?”No Experience? No Problem. Here’s How to Break Into Health TechGlassdoor: What are some of the technical skills that are imperative for candidates applying to this role?Youssef Hawili: There are two camps of technology stacks that we are looking for. The first is the traditional technology like Microsoft technology, C-Sharp, .net, SQL and that type of programming. The second is cloud technology. Cloud technology includes Amazon Web Services, cloud computing architecture and the underlying structures of the programming language. I’m really looking for modern technology, cloud technology. As long as candidates have the basic job of programming, that is enough from a technical perspective because I really focus more on the soft skills than the technical skills. Soft skills are hard to groom. Technical skills you can always teach someone as long as they have the ability and willingness to learn.Glassdoor: What are some of the soft skills you look for in candidates?Youssef Hawili: In all honesty, I look for passion and inner drive. If they aren’t passionate about software, they’re really not going to succeed. The inner drive drives a couple of things: One is the ability to learn something new as the technology changes as we know technology keeps changing all the time nowadays. And it also allows them to learn on the job, whatever we need them to learn. So inner drive and passion are must-haves.How to Identify and Develop Soft SkillsGlassdoor: Lastly, what do you love most about working for Philips? You’ve been there for 23 years, what has kept you engaged and innovating at Philips?Youssef Hawili: In interviews, I talk about my journey a lot because it’s important for them to know what we stand for. 23 years later, I’m still here. The reason for that is that we have transformed our business many times over and we have had to reinvent ourselves in the last 20 years because medicine is advancing, clinical practice is changing, technology is moving at the speed of light. This is what has kept me engaged and innovative all of these years. That’s why I’ve stayed for 23 years. 3.6★ 3.6★ 3.6★ Software Technologist I Philips Bengaluru Back In The Game – C# Developer Philips Bengaluru 3.6★ Back In The Game – Android Developer Philips Bengaluru 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Software Team Leader Philips Caesarea 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ Senior Software Development Engineer Philips Caesarea Software Technologist II Philips Bengaluru Senior Software / Algorithm Development Engineer Philips Caesarealast_img read more

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Cities & States That Will Pay You to Move There

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ N/A 2.8★ 2. New Haven, ConnecticutDetails: The city’s Re:New Haven program is making New Haven look like your new home. The city offers up to $10,000 in interest-free loans to new homeowners in the area, along with $30,000 to make energy-saving upgrades. The deals don’t stop there: if you live in the house for a long enough period, the loans are 100% forgivable. New Haven also attracts new residents with families by promising to cover in-state college tuition for students who graduate from New Haven public schools. Number of Open Jobs: 5,053 Companies Hiring: T-Mobile, Edward Jones, Great Clips, Intuit, Synagro & more. Browse New Haven Jobs 2.8★ 8. Baltimore, MarylandDetails: Baltimore is eliminating property abandonment by making it easier for you to become a homeowner. The city is encouraging buyers to invest in homes that have been marked vacant for one year or more through the Vacants to Value Booster incentive. The program contributes $10,000 loans to the downpayment and closing costs of distressed and formerly distressed properties. The best part? The loans are forgivable over a five year period.Number of Open Jobs: 78,323Companies Hiring: Bank of America, Baltimore City Health Department, Medifast, VIPKID International, Target & more.Browse Baltimore Jobs Hot Jobs For You 2.8★ Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,500 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management La Grande, OR LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ 7. St. Clair, MichiganDetails: You may have received scholarships from your hometown in order to go to college. But what if a city paid you to move back after graduation? St. Clair is attracting recent grads by providing up to $15,000 in student loan repayments to newcomers. The “come home” award is available for future residents with degrees in science, technology, engineering, arts or math. Talk about an unforgettable welcome home!Number of Open Jobs: 3,103Companies Hiring: L&W Supply, Morrison Healthcare, Kohl’s, Super Service, Triumph Group & more.Browse St. Clair Jobs Inside Sales Representative Omega Sign & Lighting Inc / Yesco Chicago Addison, IL Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV 6. Curtis, NebraskaDetails: You’re probably planning in the future to buy a house. But what if you could be a homeowner and a landowner? Nebraska’s “Easter City” is offering free plots of land to newcomers where they can construct a single-family homes. And the land isn’t in the middle of nowhere – all plots are already located on paved streets with access to utilities. Number of Open Jobs: 27Companies Hiring: UPS, BSB Construction, Acosta, Crete Carrier Corporation, H&M Trucking & more. Browse Curtis Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Choosing a new place to live can be tricky. Whether you’re a new college graduate, buying your first house or just short on cash, affordability is crucial when considering a location. Luckily not everywhere in the United States is experiencing skyrocketing rent prices. Cities and states across the country are incentivizing incoming residents with everything from discounted rent and forgivable home loans to free college tuition. Here are the amazing communities that will pay you to live there. 1. VermontDetails: A new policy is designed to help fill the state’s open jobs by giving people an incentive to relocate. If you move to Vermont after January 1, 2020, the program will pay as much as $5,000 in some areas, like Burlington, that have larger populations, and as much as $7,500 in most other smaller towns. It’s a variation on another program, launched earlier this year, that reimburses remote workers up to $10,000 when they move to the state.Number of Open Jobs: 12,806Companies Hiring: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Piedmont Airlines, HCRS, Marathon Health, State of Vermont, BioTek Instruments, Edward Jones & more.Browse Vermont Jobs 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img 5. Tulsa, OklahomaDetails: Calling all remote workers! Tulsa, Oklahoma is incentivizing employees to move to the city through the Tulsa Remote program. Participants can access furnished housing with discounted rent and free utilities for the first three months. When they’re on the clock, workers can take advantage of coworking spaces (snacks included!) as well as networking and workshop opportunities. We haven’t even gotten to the biggest perk: individuals who stay in the program for one year are eligible to receive a $10,000 cash stipend. Number of Open Jobs: 13,101Companies Hiring: CBRE, 360 Payments, ConsumerAffairs, Macy’s, Midfirst Bank, Massage Envy & more. Browse Tulsa Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 4. MaineDetails: Are you still paying off your student loans? Decrease your debt while decreasing your taxes by moving to Maine. Through the Opportunity Maine Tax Credit, the state helps workers who are recent college graduates by subtracting the amount an individual pays in student loans from what they owe in state income tax. For example, if you owe $2,000 in state taxes, and pay off $1,800 in student loans, then you’ll only have $200 in taxes.  Number of Open Jobs: 20,284 Companies Hiring: Apple, Great Schools Partnership, WTB Law, Shipt, Fastaff & more.Browse Maine Jobs 23 hours ago 23h LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) $5k Welcome Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Seattle, WA 2.8★ 2.8★ Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – $2,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Livingston, MT 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ 2.8★ View More Jobs Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – $1,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Cheyenne, WY 23 hours ago 23h CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) SIGN ON BONUS!!! EmpRes Healthcare Management Auburn, WA Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA – $2,500 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Hillsboro, OR 3. Harmony, MinnesotaDetails: Harmony, Minnesota lives up to its name with its residential home construction rebate. The city offers residents interested in building new homes up to $12,000 in cash rebates, depending on the estimated market value of the house, to encourage construction. And participants in the program won’t run into a bunch of red tape – there are no restrictions on age, income level or residency. Time to break out the blueprints for your dream home! Number of Open Jobs: 665Companies Hiring: Kwik Trip, American Consumer Panels, Cadence Design Systems, Platinum Supplemental Insurance, C.R. England & more.Browse Harmony Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)-Night Shift with Sign on Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Mitchell, SDlast_img read more

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Imminent Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah: Why it didn’t work out at Chelsea

first_imgImminent Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah felt he was too young to join Chelsea.Salah is finally Liverpool bound – some three-and-a-half years after his hopes of a move to Anfield were dashed.As talks over a fee with Basel stalled, Chelsea stepped in at the time to snap up the winger.“I was young and, suddenly, I was alongside one of the best tacticians in the world with exceptional players,” Salah said about his time at Chelsea.“I didn’t play much, it’s true, and I was not necessarily happy. I wanted to show what I was capable of. I was sad not to be able to do that.“I always gave everything, but regardless of what I did in training, I was not in the starting line up.” The Roma winger is now on Merseyside and set to complete his move to Liverpool today.last_img read more

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Tottenham enter talks with Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino

first_imgTottenham are in talks with Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino.TMW says Spurs have made contact with Vecino’s agent, Alessandro Lucci, to register their interest.The London giants see the 25 year-old as a potential replacement for Eric Dier.Dier is the subject of major interest from Manchester United and should Spurs cash in, a move for Vecino would be on the agenda.Uruguay international Vecino has been tied to Fiorentina since 2013.last_img

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Expert: Does Florentino really want Mbappe at Real Madrid?

first_imgMadrid sources have cast doubt on Real Madrid president Florentino Perez’s move to sign AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe.The teen is a target for Florentino, along with the likes of Arsenal, PSG, Manchester City and Manchester United.But AS editor-in-chief Juan Jimenez wrote: “Florentino Pérez has explained everywhere that Kylian Mbappé is liked by Real Madrid.”Once he said this, the age of the player deserves reflection. When he wants a player, Pérez always says: He was born to play Real. Today he has never repeated it about Mbappé. The Mbappé bet, at €140m, is extremely risky. Florentino Pérez almost always recruited confirmed players, or like James, who played an important part in a major tournament like the World Cup.”last_img read more

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Promote Your Cause on Facebook in Six Easy Steps

first_imgNonprofit organizations using Facebook can now launch a social networking-based fundraising drive for their cause, promote it to their friends and network, and raise money. That in a nutshell is what a new mini-application within Facebook, called Causes, is all about.Launched by Project Agape, this new service extends the “group” features and allows users to create causes, take donations, and recruit members. Why is this feature good for charities? According to Digital Journal.com:This is a good step for charitable foundations, and will be a defining move as more and more of these groups begin to pop up on Facebook. There are many worthy charities already on the site, so I see this feature taking a huge lead and pushing some action with the groups. The demographic of Facebook users is also younger, thus more likely to donate to charity.In my recent Beginners Guide to Facebook, I covered some of the ways that you can get started using Facebook. In this follow-up post, I’ll take you through five simple steps you can do today to promote your cause on Facebook.1. Create a new cause and choose to have it support your campaign.To create a new cause, click the Start Cause button from your Facebook profile page. Fill out the following five sections: basic information; category and tags; geography; picture; and choose a nonprofit organization that will benefit from your cause. When you’re done, you will be asked to add a contact email address and it will be featured in your profile as an ‘application widget.’2. Invite your friends and network to join and support your cause.Once you’ve created a new cause, you can either invite your friends to join or just wait for people to find your cause and join your group. Facebook’s “feed” feature will automatically notify your friends. You can also send messages to personally invite them to join your cause.3. Tell others about your cause with photos.Facebook’s Cause application only allows you to select one picture or logo to go with your cause. But you can upload pictures on a photo-sharing site such as Flickr or Smugmug and add a link to your page. (You’ll find some good information to help you get started with Smugmug on this blog post.)4. Use your cause to get media coverage.Public relations is one of the most important aspects of promoting nonprofit organizations. It works because you can get a lot of free publicity through it. So why not use your cause and the funds raised to write a press release about your achievements? You’ll probably need to have a lot of members signed up or a significant amount of money raised for the media to pay attention, but it’s worth it. One good example is the ONE campaign, which has raised $2,360 with 8,802 members.5. Involve your friends and supporters.Looking for ways to involve your members and supporters? After a donation has been made, a scorecard on your member’s profile page tracks how many people your members recruited and how much money they have raised.6. Promote awareness about your fundraising events.If you have a fundraising event coming up, create a new cause to promote awareness and raise funds for that event. Promote your new cause on your organization’s Web site, event Web site, other social networking sites that you are part of, and so on. Facebook is all about getting the word out. And the more causes, groups, and friends you add, the more visibility and awareness you will get for your organization.This article first appeared as a post on Wild Apricot’s Nonprofit Technology Blog, which covers social media tools and Web technologies geared toward the nonprofit realm.Copyright: Wild ApricotSource: http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/page7416.cfmlast_img read more

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Going to New States

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 22, 2010June 20, 2017By: María Laura Casalegno, 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 María Laura Casalegno, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.In late October I left the city of San Miguel de Allende. The reason? First to go to Acapulco City to attend the meeting of the Specific Action Program “Arranque Parejo en la Vida” and then travel to Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful and most cultural states of Mexico (the goal there being to evaluate the impact of the ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) program in the General Hospital “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso”).When I arrived to Acapulco in the State of Guerrero, I had two free days to visit the city and the beach. I found a lively city with beautiful landscapes and views. After two days of rest, the meeting of the Specific Action Program “Arranque Parejo en la Vida” began. The meeting was organized by the National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health, the General Office of Maternal and Perinatal Care and Maternal Health Branch, all agencies under the Ministry of Health of the Nation and the Ministry of Health of the State of Guerrero. The meeting is held twice a year and aims to help achieve healthy pregnancies and to achieve delivery, postpartum and newborn care by qualified personnel in order to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths. Another goal is to discuss past and future policies and implementations in the field of maternal and perinatal health.After participating in Acapulco’s meeting, I went to Mexico City to attend a meeting with Dr. Aurora Del Río Zolezzi, General Director for Gender Equality of the Ministry of Health of the Nation. At this meeting we established the future steps regarding the SART/ERAS Program (Sexual Assault Response Team). The launch of this program in Mexico presents some difficulties due to cultural differences between Mexico and the United States of America. However, joining the efforts between the Ministry of Health, PACEMD and other civil society organizations in both Mexico and the United States of America may obtain favorable results for handling cases of violence against women.From Mexico City I traveled to Oaxaca City. There I participated in the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls” organized by Oaxaca Health Services, Prevention and Treatment of Family Violence and Gender and State Coordinator of the Prevention and Treatment of Family Violence and Gender (all bodies belonging to the Ministry of Health of the Nation). In addition to participating in that day, my main goal was to start working on assessing the impact of the ALSO program through five indicators that will produce data on the management of obstetric emergencies six months previous and six months after the implementation of the Program. This activity is still being held in the Hospital General “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso,” one of the hospitals with the largest flow of patients throughout the state of Oaxaca.The entire month has been a constant learning and discovering of new places and new people. All this is working very positively in the development of my own ideas and my project.Share this:last_img read more

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Indian NGO Working on Maternal Health Wins MacArthur Award

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 20, 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)Action Research & Training for Health (ARTH), an Indian NGO with a mission to “help communities access and manage health care according to their needs and capacity, by using research and training initiatives,” was awarded a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The organization is planning to use the funding to promote maternal health in the Indian state of Rahasthan:ARTH will use the $350,000 (about Rs 1.58 crores) award to complete its field campus, purchase permanent office space and contribute to its endowment. The field campus, including three health centers and training school will be used for training “Bhil-Gameti” tribal girls of southern Rajasthan as auxiliary nurse-midwives (ANMs). Tribal girls tend to drop out of school; hence special efforts will be made to help some of them to cross secondary school, enroll as nursing-midwifery students and to complete the ANM course. It is expected that high quality midwifery training offered by ARTH will generate a demand for their services, and employment in the health sector will contribute to the health, educational and economic empowerment of the tribal community they represent.Share this:last_img read more

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What Next?

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 4, 2011June 20, 2017By: Zubaida Bai, 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 Zubaida Bai, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.Just another month….Loads of applications, presentations, more presentations and great meetings. Time is cruising through. It definitely is a time of “What Next?” for AYZH but with MORE confidence than ever before. What I have today is a well-informed confidence that AYZH will be a sustainable Social Venture. I am no longer thinking about how I am going to sustain AYZH but rather about how I am going to take this company Global to prevent the loss of millions of lives that can be saved by a simple intervention. I am not mission driven any more; I am SALES driven (as crazy as it may sound). It is a very good drive. The more sales, the more lives we impact and the more women and children we save. The more sales, the stronger our vision gets helping us join the march in achieving MDG 5.Though it was just another month, we young champions are now six months into this fellowship and now we have arrived at a pivotal time where all of us and the entire team of Ashoka and Maternal Health Task Force are thinking “What Next?” I bet each of the young champions have ideas swarming around which definitely need refinement. Questions on funding, business plan development, team building which all lead towards improving the maternal health scenario. I am eagerly waiting for the conference in Ghana and to listen to all the entrepreneurial and intrepreneurial ideas and to discuss “What Next?” with a team which is being assembled to support all of us.Share this:last_img read more

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Juergen Klopp’s Concerns Mount as Liverpool Sputters

first_imgLIVERPOOL – With his eccentricities, his passion on the sidelines and his quirky comments to the media, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has quickly established himself as a cult figure at Anfield and a darling of English soccer in general.Liverpool’s American owners were so sure that Klopp was the perfect man for the club, they handed him a six-year contract in July.But as another title challenge sputters in the Premier League and even Champions League qualification looks in doubt, questions are being asked about whether Klopp can make Liverpool — England’s biggest team in the late 1970s and 1980s — great again.And front of line is Klopp himself.“It’s getting more serious now. We all play for our futures, myself included,” a dismayed Klopp said after Liverpool’s 3-1 loss at Leicester on Monday, its latest setback in a forgettable 2017.The team, first-place Chelsea’s nearest challenger over Christmas, has earned only six points in seven games since the start of the year. The Reds have dropped to fifth place and are only a point ahead of resurgent Manchester United, which has played a game less.The 2-0 win over Tottenham two weeks ago proved to be a false dawn. Liverpool’s players put in one of its worst performances of the season at Leicester: They were out-ran, out-fought and out-thought.Liverpool’s squad spent some time at a training camp in La Manga, Spain, during its recent 16-day break from competitive activity. The trip was meant to refresh the players ahead of the Premier League run-in, but it felt at times as if their heads and legs were still in Spain.“It looked like a friendly game,” Klopp said when describing his players’ sluggish reactions during Leicester’s build-up to the first goal by Jamie Vardy.As the recent firing of Leicester’s title-winning coach, Claudio Ranieri, has proved, a manager will always take the hit when a team underperforms even if the players are as much to blame.Klopp, who has been manager for 17 months, has to take his share of the increasing criticism coming Liverpool’s way.He doesn’t seem to have a “Plan B” if the team’s high-energy pressing game isn’t working. When Liverpool’s players are on their game, they can blow opponents away — see, for example, how they overwhelmed Tottenham and the fact they scored more than four goals in a single game on eight occasions from August to December — but otherwise they are easy to play against when their intensity drops.There’s also an alarming trend of losses to lower-ranked teams. All five of Liverpool’s losses in the league have come against teams in the bottom eight, including four who were in the bottom five.Is it complacency? Are they too easy to pick off on the counterattack?“What has happened here, has happened too often this season,” Klopp said at King Power Stadium.Liverpool simply wasn’t ready for Leicester, despite having two weeks to prepare. The defense left space behind for Vardy — one of the league’s quickest strikers — to exploit, which is unforgivable. And Liverpool didn’t match the work rate of an opponent from whom there would obviously be a reaction following the criticism of Leicester’s players because of their perceived role in Ranieri’s departure.“We didn’t adapt well in the game,” Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said. “We were not ready at the beginning of the game.”And then there’s the seemingly annual concerns about Liverpool’s defense, which featured two midfielders — Lucas Leiva at center back and James Milner at left back — against Leicester.Klopp’s failure to significantly improve Liverpool’s defense in the three transfer windows he has had at Anfield might be his biggest mistake. No other team in the top eight has conceded as many goals as Liverpool (33) so far this season.Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius are mistake-prone goalkeepers who have been in and out of the side, Milner isn’t a long-term solution at left back, and they are too weak at center back no matter who plays out of Joel Matip, Lucas, Dejan Lovren or Ragnar Klavan.There is no immediate threat to Klopp’s position — he is too highly thought of at Liverpool — but there is a sense of deja vu at a club that hasn’t won the English league since 1990 and cannot compete financially with other heavyweights in English soccer.In the six-team race for the four Champions League spots, two big teams will miss out. Liverpool increasingly looks like being one of them.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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3rd Test: Aiden Markram, Vernon Philander give South Africa edge over Pakistan

first_imgVernon Philander took two wickets in as many balls to leave Pakistan on 17 for two wickets at the end of the first day of the third Test after they had rallied earlier on Friday and bowled hosts South Africa out for 262.Philander removed Shan Masood for two runs and then had Azhar Ali out first ball to bring to nine the number of wickets in a dramatic final session on what was supposed to be a docile wicket at the Wanderers.South Africa, with a foundation of 90 runs from Aiden Markram and handy contributions from Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn and debutant Zubayr Hamza, were 226 for 3 at tea but collapsed after and lost seven wickets for a paltry 33 runs as Pakistan’s bowlers found reverse swing to seize the initiative.But hopes of then capping a fine comeback with a solid start to their innings was spoilt by Philander.Faheem Ashraf, one of three changes to the Pakistan side after losing the first two Tests, took 3-57 as South Africa crumbled after tea.The hosts were 132 for 1 as Markram and Amla put together a 126-run partnership in an attacking start after stand-in skipper Dean Elgar had won the toss and elected to bat.Markram’s availability was only confirmed after a late fitness Test but he showed no signs of discomfort from a thigh injury as he rushed to 78 not out at lunch. He looked set for a fifth Test century before getting a slight touch to Faheem Ashraf’s wayward leg-side delivery and being snagged behind.advertisementAmla provided solid back-up and looked to be set for a big score himself before he was out for 41.De Bruyn, needing a good innings to keep his place in the team, was on 48 at tea but added just one run before his departure set off the avalanche of wickets with Hamza, after looking confident on debut, getting a small nick behind for 41.Then followed a steady processions of wickets before Pakistan came out to bat with 30 minutes left in the day.Opener Imam-ul-Haq (10) and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas, who survived 13 balls without scoring, will resume on Saturday.Also Read | Hardik and Rahul weren’t cool, they acted like fools: Harbhajan on Koffee With Karan rowAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspended for Koffee With Karan, to return homelast_img read more

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