Tens of thousands of eggs laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles this year in Gahirmatha Sanctuary in Odisha, one of the world’s largest nesting grounds, are getting destroyed due to shrinking coastal space. The ongoing mass nesting of the endangered animals has enthused conservationists, but habitat decline is undoing the gains. The Odisha Forest and Environment Department estimates that 6,04,046 turtles have come to lay eggs at Nasi II island of Gahirmatha from February 22. The turtles had largely given the island a miss in 2016, with only 50,000 coming to nest.Since the small island could not host all those that turned up this year, only 50% of eggs may survive.A female sea turtle scoops beach sand out to lay 80 to 120 eggs, but its effort is undone when a second digs at the same place to lay its own. This season, turtles are estimated to have laid close to 60 million eggs along a 1,000-metre beach of Nasi II.“Wildlife staff have observed mass nesting for a month. Since only 1,000 metres is now suitable at Nasi II, there is not enough space. Of 100 turtles, eggs of only 50 survive,” Subrat Patra, Range Officer, Gahirmatha Sanctuary, told The Hindu over phone.Two bigger beaches with 200 hectares and 50 hectares at Ekakula Nasi and Nasi I island drew a mere 12 and 100 Olive Ridleys respectively. Pale shadowGahirmatha once had 32 km of beach and nesting area of 1,80,000 square metres. Research by B.C. Choudhury, former scientist, Wildlife Institute of India, showed that Nasi I and Nasi II had fragmented. Chief Wildlife Warden Sidhant Das said, “there is attrition, but there are also times when submerged portions got exposed again.” In the Visakhapatnam region, the Forest Department recorded 447 nests with 47,000 eggs, the highest so far.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Weightlifting suffered cuts along the way to retaining Olympic status.The IOC previously reduced the size of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic competition, with one men’s medal event fewer and a quota cut of 64 athletes.Countries with historical doping issues, including Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, will have fewer entries in the Tokyo lineup.The IOC’s board formally ended the membership of Japan’s Tsunekazu Takeda, who is implicated in an investigation of suspected vote-buying to help Tokyo win hosting rights in 2013.Takeda announced last week he would step down as president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, though he denies wrongdoing.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Team Lakay leaves for Japan for ONE: A New Era Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants This includes finalizing an agreement — expected within days — between the IWF and the IOC-backed International Testing Authority to run a doping control program.Weightlifting’s reputation was tarnished by more than 50 positive tests in reanalysis of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA key upgrade in the sport’s anti-doping program means lifters must compete more often to be consistently tested.“Athletes now have to regularly appear at international events and therefore be subject to … in-competition testing in different places around the world,” International Olympic Committee sports director Kit McConnell said at a news conference after a board meeting. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sohrab Moradi of Iran performs a lift to break the world record in the men’s 94kg classweightlifting event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYOLAUSANNE, Switzerland— Weightlifting’s place at the 2024 Paris Olympics has been confirmed after an IOC review of persistent doping problems, as long as the sport’s governing body meets certain conditions.The International Weightlifting Federation will continue to undergo “very close monitoring” after 18 months of scrutiny, the Olympic body said Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT The IOC board expressed the “highest respect” for Takeda’s decision and noted presumption of his innocence, spokesman Mark Adams said.Takeda has acknowledged he signed off on about $2 million in payments to a Singapore consulting company, Black Tidings, before IOC members picked Tokyo as host ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.French investigators have linked Black Tidings to Papa Massata Diack, a son of former long-time IOC member Lamine Diack of Senegal who held influence over Olympic voters in Africa.The IOC must replace Takeda as chairman of its marketing panel by May.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
Education is a hot topic for voters this election season, second only to the economy according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. So while the presidential candidates debate the rising cost of higher education and schools continue to face budget cuts, how do many of the nation’s largest universities and colleges compare as employers? What do professors to administrative staff really have to say about working at these universities?Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, has turned to university employees themselves to compile its second annual University Report Card, offering an inside look at what it’s really like to work at approximately 50 of the nation’s largest colleges and universities over the past year:Top Rated UniversitiesBrigham Young University takes top honors as the #1 university to work for (up from its #3 ranking on the 2011 list) with its 4.2 (very satisfied) rating, followed by Caltech (California) (4.2, very satisfied), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (4.2, very satisfied), University of Delaware (4.1, very satisfied), and Carnegie Mellon University (4.1, very satisfied). Interestingly, no Ivy League university cracks the top 10 as an employer, though several Ivy League universities do crack the top 10 on annual ‘Best College’ lists published by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. The University of Pittsburgh is most improved as an employer year over year, as the university saw its rating increase by .7 to its 3.8 (satisfied) rating in 2012. Ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied.Top Rated PresidentsFour university presidents share the top spot, each receiving a perfect 100% approval rating, according to employees, including Stanford University’s John L. Hennessy, University of Maryland’s Wallace D. Loh, University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann and Yale University’s Richard C. Levin. Washington University’s Mark S. Wrighton rounds out the top 5 with his 96% approval rating. Stanford University’s John L. Hennessy saw his approval rating improve the most year over year, increasing 12 percentage points to a 100% approval rating, while Georgia Tech’s Bud Peterson saw his approval rating decline the most year over year, decreasing 11 percentage points to an 89% approval rating.University Employees Are Generally SatisfiedWhile the average company rating on Glassdoor is a 3.1 (OK), based on approximately 210,000 companies featured on Glassdoor, each of the universities on this list received a rating of 3.7 (satisfied) or higher from their employees. One University of Wisconsin Employee (Madison, WI) shared this comment about working for the university, which received a 3.7 (satisfied) rating: “I like coming to work, I enjoy the people I work with, and I love what I do. We are definitely making the right steps to progress forward and make this a better place, and a more rewarding place, to work.”Check out this year’s Top 10: So what do employees have to say about working at some of these top 10 universities?“The staff is very friendly and easy to work with. BYU as a whole is very focused on its students and bettering the generation of tomorrow, that’s something I can be proud to be a part of.” – BYU Employee (Provo, UT)“The benefits package is very good. People are passionate about the scientific research they’re doing and have a personal mission to advance knowledge around the world. Relaxed atmosphere usually.” – Caltech (California) Software Developer (Pasadena, CA)“Environment provides a lot of latitude to develop and grow expertise and to make “the job your own”. Extremely flexible environment provided you take care of your work duties. Very pleasant and knowledgeable colleagues.” – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lecturer (Urbana, IL)“Excellent opportunities to gain subject knowledge, opportunity to take initiative, outstanding colleagues.” – University of Delaware Employee (location n/a)“People working here are great and there is a great atmosphere for getting help. When a problem arises, the staff likes to think of the problem as shared responsibility which leads to everyone being supportive and effective in creating solutions.” – Carnegie Mellon University Employee (Pittsburgh, PA)Check out this year’s complete results: Do you work at a college or university? Share a review and let others know what it’s like to work in higher education.
Last year, Glassdoor’s survey on the Rise of Mobile Job Search looked at how job search behaviors and the overall hiring landscape were changing. We dove in to find out what has changed in just one year.According to a Glassdoor survey1 released today, more job seekers and employees are using their mobile devices during the job search process, and they’re doing it more frequently. Nine in 10 (89%) job seekers report they’re likely to use a mobile device during their job search in the next 12 months, up seven percentage points (82%) from less than a year ago.2 Also, 45% of job seekers say they use their mobile device specifically to search for jobs at least once a day, up two percentage points in less than a year. What Career-related Activities are Job Seekers Doing on Mobile? Given 59% believe they have a better chance of being considered for a job if they apply as soon as the job is posted online, we know having access to the latest job listings is a top priority for job seekers when it comes to mobile. However, there are other career-related activities that are important to the mobile job seeker.The top five career-related activities job seekers are likely to do on their mobile device include:Search for jobs: 51%Save job listings so I can apply from my computer later: 44%Get real-time alerts about job openings: 44%Visit a company’s careers site: 39%Read company reviews from employees: 37%“With more people planning to look for jobs on their mobile device in the next year and beyond, Glassdoor is committed to providing a great mobile job search experience to help you find jobs and companies you love,” said Ryan Aylward, Glassdoor chief technology officer. “Mobile job search is here to stay, and we know that means being able to find relevant jobs in addition to being able to research companies, salaries and more directly from a mobile device.”Mobile Job Search ChallengesWith more job seekers using mobile devices during the job search process, some challenges are to be expected as the industry adjusts to new behaviors. One of the biggest pain points for job seekers is applying to jobs via a mobile device. In fact, one in two (49%) believe it is difficult to apply to jobs from a mobile device, and one in four are deterred from applying to a job if the company’s career site or job listings are not mobile-optimized. VIDEO:See what employees and job seekers have to say about how they use their mobile device during their job search:Download Glassdoor’s mobile apps for iOS and Android here: https://www.glassdoor.com/apps.htm1Survey data is based on a Glassdoor survey conducted online from April 22-30, 2014 among 1,000 employees and job seekers. 2 Survey data is based on a Glassdoor survey conducted online from August 14-22, 2013 among more than 1,100 employees and job seekers.
1. Your Resume Should be Written as a StoryWhat does this mean, really, to write a story? Does it mean something like: ‘Once upon a time I was a receptionist at a telecom company before finding my breakthrough sales role that led to my rise to senior management?’Well, yes, sort of.But what really makes a story sing are the obstacles, winding roads, storms and even battles that you encounter along the way to success. So, while your career is comprised of many successes in the form of promotions and achievements, and the metrics (percentages, dollars and numbers) tied to those achievements must be a focal point of the story, that’s often not enough.A seemingly good enough resume may make you feel complete, for now, but what about the opportunities you may be totally misaligned with, simply because the resume hasn’t reflected solutions to that target reader’s burning needs? Maybe there is a whole plethora of employers who are not able to see your value because you simply have not articulated a story – or series of little stories — that mimic the types of scenarios they have been experiencing?Or, while your resume may be good enough to get attention, in the instances where someone has told a better story, yours may just not hold water. You could got overlooked simply because there was a more attractive, enticing candidate who slid their resume in behind or ahead of yours.After all, a good story is one that we not only can be impressed by, but also is one that either inspires or makes us relate on some level to the characters’ challenges, pain and pleasure. Show undulating stories replete with situations that are difficult, actions you took to overcome the difficulties and then the results. Weave within those stories your traits and strengths in influence, risk taking, resolve, integrity and more.2. Your Resume Must Speak to Today’s Economic and Industry TrendsWhile we often don blinders just to get through each day, trying to keep pace with the latest email, text message and to-do, the world is changing all around us, and quicker than we may be aware. Industries are rising and falling based on technology and other breakthrough inventions and tools that change how we do our daily jobs and communicate with the outside world and customers.If recent-years’ disruptions have impacted your current industry or transformed an industry you have your sights set on, you must weave phrasing and achievements into your resume fabric that relate your savvy in these areas. For example, if you have successfully performed in a rapid-change wireless industry environment, you can now aim your resume arrow at a steeped-in-tradition brick and mortar organization that is hungering for your type of mobile networking savvy to propel them from languishing to ahead-of-the curve.Helping companies connect the dots between their industry struggles and your experience at resolving such struggles can take you from cold candidate to warm interviewee in short order!
N/A We all get frustrated with our jobs from time to time, and in those moments, you might find yourself looking at your coworkers with envy, thinking about how easy they have it, or how much more exciting the work they’re doing is. It’s perfectly normal to have those thoughts on occasion, but if you begin spending the majority of your time at work wishing you had someone else’s job, it might be worth exploring a new career path.Before you start looking for work at other companies, though, it’s worth seeing which new positions are available at your current organization. Not only is your current employer more likely to take a chance on you — after all, you’ve (hopefully) already proven yourself — many companies specifically have programs that facilitate internal transfers of employees.Of course, successfully transitioning to a new role requires some careful navigation. So if you’re looking to make a lateral move at your current company, follow these guidelines.Do: Educate YourselfIt’s easy to look at the other open roles in your company with a “grass is always greener on the other side” mindset. But jumping into a career transition without doing in-depth research is a recipe for failure. First things first, look up your company’s policies on lateral movements.“It’s important to show respect to the policies and guidelines that an employer has in place so that your organization has the ability to be consistent in their processes and allow for you, as the candidate for transfer, the best possible experience,” says Julia Missaggia, Senior Director of Human Resources at CMI/Compas.You should also research the particular opportunity that you’re interested in.“Do your best to learn as much as possible about the potential role you’re looking to move into. Speak to people who are currently doing that role, sit in on their meetings, take notes, ask questions. This shows how interested you are and helps to prepare you for your new position,” advises Jav Saeidi, Employee Experience Manager at PathFactory.How to Assess a Job OfferDo: Reach Out to Your ManagerYou might feel nervous talking to your manager about potentially leaving your team, but this step is critical.“You need to do this before you approach anyone else about the move — if not, your manager may feel skipped over or worked around,” says recruiter and career coach EB Sanders. “You want to work with them on this.”And if you’ve made up your mind that you want to apply to another role, make sure that you lay out a compelling argument about why you should be allowed to do so.“Frame your transfer request in terms of how it will benefit the company,” suggests Leigh Steere, co-founder of Managing People Better, LLC. “Good reasons for a transfer include being able to add more value for the company because of XYZ; building new skills, which will benefit the company in XYZ ways; moving into a role that is a better fit, which will benefit the company because of XYZ.”Don’t: Give UltimatumsIt’s one thing to let your manager know you’re interested in transferring positions — it’s another entirely to threaten to, or even hint that you’ll quit unless you’re given the job you have your eye on. For one, your manager may not have the ultimate say in whether or not your transfer request is approved.“There may be a lot of details going on in the background which you’re not privy to,” Saeidi says.What’s more, there’s no better way to ruin your chances of getting what you want than by displaying a bad attitude.“Nothing makes a potential transfer option less likely to happen than when you start demanding things from your current and future managers,” Saeidi adds.Do: Be PatientIt’s hard to wait for a response when you want to hear it ASAP, but something as big and potentially complex as an internal transfer requires a lot of thought on the part of your current manager, your potential new manager, the HR team and more.“ Your boss has plenty of factors to consider including time spent in your current role, evaluating your current skill set, the business case and, if the discussion is fruitful, the transition plan. Sometimes, job rotations are also handcuffed by company policies… your job is [to] present your case and watch where it goes,” says Ketan Kapoor, CEO & Co-Founder of Mettl. “However, it’s important to stay vocal about your concerns for your request to be considered in the right light.”Don’t: Sulk if You Don’t Get Your WayIt’s okay to be disappointed if you don’t get the green light to switch roles, but it’s not okay to publicly mope.“How well you handle disappointment will have a huge impact on how others perceive your upward potential,” says Amy Sanchez, career coach and founder of Swim Against the Current. “Find a way to manage your disappointment outside of work and take comfort in the fact that another opportunity will come, whether within or outside the company.”If you give it some time, you might even be able to revisit the idea in your future.“If your request gets denied, give yourself some space and think about a new angle to pitch and persuade your boss,” Kapoor recommends.Do: Prepare for the InterviewOn the other hand, if you do get the go-ahead to apply to a different internal position, make sure that you adequately prepare for the interview. Assuming that you’re a shoe-in just because you already work at the company is a near-guaranteed way to get passed over for the job.“Treat it as you would any other interview. Be prepared to highlight your relevant skills, ensure you answer the questions asked, convey why you’re a good fit and ask pertinent questions that demonstrate why you are interested in the role,” says Robert Glazer, Founder & CEO of Acceleration Partners. “And don’t forget to send a thank-you note following your interview. We’ve seen employees make the mistake of acting too casual in an internal interview setting, especially if they know the person well and they’ve been working together for years.”Are You Prepared for Your Job Interview? Don’t Say Yes Before Reading ThisDon’t: Prematurely Blab to the Whole OfficeChanging roles within a company is oftentimes a sensitive issue, and when things like start dates, reporting structures or even whether or not you’ll get the job are still up in the air, you don’t want everyone in the office to be asking questions.“Until the paperwork has been signed and your transfer is official, don’t tell other members of your organization,” Saeidi cautions. “It’s best to wait it out and make sure everything is finalized before sharing.”Not sure whether or not you can tell your office buddies?“Check in with both managers to make sure they’re ready for you to start spreading the news,” Saedi says.Do: Create a Transition PlanTo avoid hurt feelings with your former manager, and start things off on the right foot with your new manager, a clear transition plan is a must.“Set up a meeting with your manager or your successor to co-create a transition plan. Discuss any hot issues or things to be aware of or upcoming meetings,” says Tammy Perkins, Chief People Officer of Fjuri.Not only will this set you up for success — it will also help ensure that the transfer actually goes through.“Even if everyone agrees the move is a go, with no plan, it won’t go anywhere,” Sanders warns.Don’t: Check Out on the JobSo you’ve got the job and have a clear plan of how and when you’re going to transfer over your existing responsibilities. You can just coast until you start your new position, right? Not so fast.“Remember, you’re looking to stay within your organization, and reputation precedes itself. If you stop giving it your all in your current role, word of mouth may spread, and a new hiring manager may be reluctant to work with you,” Missaggia explains. “Your goal is to maintain your reputation as a great employee, and continue to show your commitment to the organization your with, even if you’re not currently working [for] the ideal department or team you have envisioned just yet.”Do: Get Ready for Your New Role Just because your official start date hasn’t arrived doesn’t mean you can’t do some prep work. To ensure you hit the ground running, begin building relationships with your team and learning more about what you’ll be doing and how you can succeed at it.“Get to know everyone on your new team individually. Set up 1:1 appointments to get to know everyone on a personal level to increase the [odds] of a seamless integration onto your new team,” Sanchez recommends.This is also a prime time to connect with your soon-to-be manager and ask if there are any resources you should review or research you should start.How to Self-Onboard to Maximize SuccessDon’t: Doubt YourselfTrying new things is scary, especially because you’re not always great at them right away. So if you don’t instantly succeed, don’t give up right away.“Don’t look back if you make the leap. Once you’ve accepted a new role, commit to it wholeheartedly,” advises Sarah Connors, Principal/Manager in the HR Staffing division at WinterWyman. “Expect that for the first few months, it will be tough to learn a new skill or area, but give it your best. 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“A sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.” This is the dictionary’s definition of a breakthrough. Much like crossing a new scientific barrier, you can and will have a “career breakthrough.” There will likely be a promotion, project, or opportunity at work where you will realize that it was the moment that had the most significant contribution to your career path. It might be a key conversation, a pay raise, new project or new responsibilities you take on. If you’re wondering whether or not you’ve had your career breakthrough yet, that probably means you haven’t had it. You would know if you had a breakthrough because it would be a very significant event. Here are some signs to pay attention to that mean it’s just around the corner. 1. You feel bored at workBoredom isn’t always a negative. In fact, it might just mean that you don’t have enough on your plate or don’t feel you are fully being utilized. If you’re feeling bored at work, it’s time to take on a challenging project, which might be the shining moment that ends up leading to your promotion. Or, your manager might be noticing that the work is too easy for you, so you’re likely to earn more responsibilities.“If you’re feeling stuck, suppressed, or simply bored at work, know that this might just be the beginning of an exciting career journey,” says Laura Garnett, Performance Specialist and Author of “The Genius Habit.” “While hitting the metaphorical wall isn’t enjoyable in the moment, it will lend you a sense of urgency and a newfound resourcefulness to finally figure out your next big move and go for it.The Best 9 Ways to Stay Motivated at Work and Inspire Those Around You2. You are curious about your boss’s jobDo you find yourself asking your boss about their day-to-day or wanting to understand all the ins and outs of their role? Are you admiring their work ethic and feeling inspired by their management skills and communication? This doesn’t mean you want to take their job, but rather, it’s more a sign that you are interested in a higher position – and this curiosity is a reflection of your drive, which your boss is sure to notice too.3. You’re working harder than everYou’re putting in extra hours, staying late and the first to jump on any projects that need extra help. You constantly make yourself available to coworkers and you’re the first one in the office each morning. If you feel extra motivated these days to crush the job and take on any challenges that come your way, it’s a sign you’re moving forward towards something big–which is why your boss has probably trusted you with more tasks or is coming to you first for your opinion and ideas.“You’ll know it’s time to break through in your career when you find that you’re not afraid of hard work,” explains Garnett. “You’re willing to get your hands dirty now if it means remarkable results in the end.”How to Get A Promotion4. The boss is talking you upIf you find yourself in a meeting and your boss continually name drops you or references your work or ideas, it’s definitely a sign that a promotion or raise is on your way. If your boss has your back, it’s a sign they are likely talking you up to any higher-ups because they have you in mind for a specific role or project that’s about to open up. Moreover, if you feel like everyone at work is talking about you, it’s more likely a good sign than a bad one. If it were something bad, you would know. Instead, try to focus on the positive side here: if everyone is buzzing about your work, it means you are standing out.5. You have been investing in yourselfWork-life balance is hard to attain at any point. But if you feel you are getting close to a solid balance, it may mean you’re close to a breakthrough. You’ve been working hard, but you’ve also been taking the time to invest in yourself either through additional classes, starting a side hustle or simply taking the time you need to recharge. That awareness is a sign that you know what you’re doing with your life, or have been moving closer and closer to your biggest dream.“Whether you are on the brink of a career breakthrough or not, the best way to get started is to get to know yourself,” says Garnett. “Focus on figuring out your innate genius and purpose in life. Observe how your strengths — and resulting engagement — manifest at work, and start making strategic moves that better align who you are with what you do.”
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Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, are in the midst of treatment or have recently completed treatment, returning to work can be a daunting experience. As you gear up for work, you might feel like there’s no roadmap to navigate some of your challenges and concerns. Everyday Cancer and Careers, the only national non-profit with a mission to educate and empower people with cancer to thrive in the workplace, supports people as they figure out how to balance work and health demands. While there are many considerations as you think about returning to work, a few key things can make the experience more manageable:Think about your privacy preferencesDeciding whether to tell your employer and/or co-workers is an intensely personal decision and requires weighing several factors. You have a clear sense of your workplace’s culture and who your allies are, so trust your instincts. Generally, you are not obligated to disclose any information about your health (though there are some exceptions). If you do decide to tell, talk to those you’re most comfortable with or who will be most useful in creating a workable solution for you (possibly your supervisor and/or HR). If you think you may need to request a reasonable accommodation (more on that below), you might have to disclose a medical condition – although not necessarily an exact diagnosis. Already shared the news with a select few at work? Make sure to reiterate how private or public you want to be about your diagnosis so they can respect your wishes around disclosure. If you need help figuring out how to reset the view your colleagues have of you, see tips below.Understand your side effects, and how they might impact your jobCancer treatment and recovery affects everyone differently. There are many possible side effects from treatment, both visible (hair loss, weight changes, surgery scars, etc.) and “hidden” (fatigue, pain, mental health, etc.). It’s important to figure out how those will impact you at work and determine a course of action. This involves an ongoing conversation with your healthcare team about the specifics of your treatment and how it might affect you at work, including details about the mental and physical demands of your role. Once you have a better idea about potential short and long-term side effects and how to manage them, that can help you make informed decisions about work modifications you may need (such as adjustments to your work schedule, making changes to your physical workspace, etc.). All of that is to make returning to work more comfortable and feasible. Returning to Work After Disability LeaveGet informed about legal protections in the workplaceThe law is one of the many tools you can use as you figure out how to best balance work after a cancer diagnosis. If you need to ask for a job modification, look into both federal and state fair employment laws. One way you may be able to access job modifications is through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which is a federal law that requires private employers with 15 or more employees or state or local governments to make “reasonable accommodations” to allow eligible employees to continue doing their job. Also review your state’s fair employment law, as these may provide even more protections than the ADA. Keep in mind that even if your employer doesn’t have to provide you with an accommodation, it doesn’t mean they won’t. Typically, companies want to retain their good employees, so it never hurts to ask for what you need to keep working. Before approaching your employer, consult with a legal service organization to understand your options, so you can make an informed request. It’s also important to learn more about health insurance laws and job-protected leave laws (FMLA, state laws), in addition to your company’s policies on disabilities, flex time, telecommuting, etc. Control the conversation at work One concern may be the fear that, if you disclosed, when you go back to work, you will always be seen as the “cancer person” in the office and that coworkers will assume you can’t do your job in the same capacity as you could prior to your diagnosis. This may come out via well-meaning but not helpful comments. It might take time to recast yourself in the eyes of your workplace but try not to get too frustrated or take it personally if a co-worker or manager makes an awkward or insensitive comment. If you find that your co-workers are dwelling on your diagnosis instead of work-related topics, try a technique we refer to as “the swivel.” For example, you can take a question like “How are you feeling today?” and swivel away from the cancer topic and back to work. For instance, “I’m good, thanks. While I have you, do you have time this week to go over the new expense reports?” The key is to acknowledge your colleague’s comment and then swivel the conversation to a place where you feel comfortable and empowered. By focusing on work, you will help your co-workers see you how you want to be seen. 5 Companies Committed to Supporting Women in the WorkplaceCreate an Action Plan Having a plan can help restore your sense of control but keep it flexible because things may change over time. Start by making a list of everything you need to do – breaking it up into small parts can make things less stressful – and then prioritize. Always carry one notebook with you that contains important notes, lists and priorities for work and home so you never find yourself with the wrong pad at the wrong time (a key strategy if you’re experiencing chemo-brain). It’s also important to learn to delegate effectively. Review your workload, determine what requires your personal attention and what can be distributed to others so that you don’t get overwhelmed. Returning to work after a cancer diagnosis can be an important milestone in your journey as a cancer patient or survivor. Remember that while you try to gain some normalcy after a cancer diagnosis, you may find getting back to normal requires additional effort or that your needs may change as your treatment continues or concludes, so it essential to be patient with yourself (and the process) as you get back to work.Rebecca V. Nellis is the Executive Director of Cancer and Careers. Since 2004 she has helped evolve the organization from early concept to national prominence. Rebecca oversees CAC’s programming and fundraising strategies to ensure long-term growth and sustainability. Under her leadership, the organization’s services transform the everyday lives of survivors, while promoting lasting, systemic change for tomorrow’s workplace. Featured in The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Women’s Health and on the TODAY show, Rebecca Nellis is a subject matter expert on cancer-workplace issues. She travels the country presenting at national conferences, leading hospitals and community events about the intersection of life, work and cancer. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University. Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has admitted that he is finding it difficult to sign the ‘perfect player’ for his side this summer.In order to do avoid relegation next season, the Clarets will surely have to strengthen their squad with new signings and worryingly for the fans, manager Sean Dyche has revealed that he is having a hard time in acquiring the ideal signing due to a host of reasons.Dyche told the Lancashire Telegraph: “The perfect player for a club like Burnley – are they wise enough to get the challenge, are they deep enough in their experience to have a head start and deliver the challenge, are they young enough that they are saleable, are they inside an affordability in terms of a fee and do their wages match the club? “Put all them in a pot and it’s really difficult. That’s what the club needs to keep it going year on year.”
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says coach Zinedine Zidane will soon sign his new deal.Perez told El Transistor that both parties are happy with the situation.He said: “He has always relied on a person’s words and what we have said to each other. He’s the only player who never asked for more money. I asked him what he earned at Juventus, he told me and I told him what I would give him at Real Madrid. It wasn’t a problem.””He identifies a lot with Real so we don’t discuss money. If you are a professional, Real do pay well.””He isn’t someone who is attached to money. He believes that money comes as a result of a job well done. First, work hard then the money will come. He doesn’t have money in his head permanently.”
Liverpool new signing Mohamed Salah is aiming to win silverware for the Merseyside club.The Egyptian, who has signed a five-year deal, completed his £39m transfer from AS Roma on Thursday. He said: “I’m very excited to be here. I’m very happy.”I will give 100 per cent and give everything for the club. I really want to win something for this club.”Everyone can see the coach gives everything. I hope to see that together we can give everything to win something for the club, for the supporters and for us.”
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier is happy seeing Mauricio Pellegrino arrive as new manager.Le Tissier believes Southampton’s decision to name Pellegrino as their manager will reignite hope in the club’s fan base ahead of the new season.Very much so,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports News HQ. “Obviously, Mauricio’s [Pochettino] done very well for himself, he set up a team that was very energetic, entertaining to watch. There weren’t many dull moments.”That’s the kind of thing the Southampton board were looking for just to reignite the fan base again because a lot of Southampton fans towards the end of last season became disenchanted with the style of play more than anything else.”
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has spoken of his bust-up last season with Leonardo Bonucci.Allegri axed the defender for their Champions League clash with Porto after Bonucci remonstrated with him on the pitch the previous game.“At that particular moment it was the right thing to do,” Allegri told Sky Italia.“There are times when you should turn a blind eye and times when you have to have your eyes wide open and in that moment Leo was wrong.“I was wrong too, and in fact I punished myself and Leo was left out. It was an important and decisive game and even if we’d lost we’d have had the strength to win 10 more.“We played a good game against Porto and then after two days Bonucci came back, because he’s an important player, an extraordinary player and above all he has to understand that he’ll be the future leader of the Juventus dressing room.”
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on August 2, 2013February 16, 2017By: Kate Mitchell, Manager of the MHTF Knowledge Management System, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Global Health and Vaccination Research Program (GLOBVAC) has recently announced a global health funding opportunity that will give priority to research on family planning as well as maternal, neonatal, and child health. The group has announced up to NOK 244 million for research in these areas. From the Research Council of Norway:Family planning, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and youth health are relevant topics for the new priority. All relevant health aspects are covered, including nutrition and child development. An important aspect is the follow-up of the recommendations of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. Encourage collaboration with low and middle-income countries International collaboration is highly encouraged in the call. Collaborations and partnerships with highly qualified international groups, including partnerships with research groups and institutions in low and middle-income countries are strongly encouraged. Relevance for the health-related United Nations Millennium Development Goals, i.e. child and maternal health and communicable diseases, as well as other major global health endeavours, is of overarching importance to GLOBVAC. Priorities for this call: 1. Prevention and treatment of, and diagnostics for, communicable diseases with particular relevance for low and lower-middle income countries. 2. Prevention and treatment of, and diagnostics for, neglected tropical diseases. 3. Family planning, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and youth health. 4. Health systems and health policy research. 5. Implementation research. 6. Innovation in technology and methods development for maternal and child health in settings where appropriate technologies are not available or non-existing. The application deadline is 4 September 2013.Learn more about this opportunity.Share this:
Posted on October 2, 2015October 13, 2016By: Aparajita Gogoi, Executive Director, CEDPA India and National Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance India; Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, Merck for MothersClick 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)When women discover they are pregnant, they often turn to a small, trusted group of family members and friends with questions about the best places to get care. Mums, aunties, neighbors – everyone has an opinion. But what if instead of relying on just a handful of personal experiences, a woman could easily find quality care based on ratings from hundreds of pregnant women in her community? And what if, at the same time, she could become better educated about what services she’s entitled to so she’s more empowered to demand the care she deserves?A new, free, phone-based service in India may be the answer.Merck for Mothers—a 10-year, $500 million dollar initiative to reduce maternal mortality—collaborated with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood India (WRAI) and the social technology company Gram Vaani to develop the Mobile Monitor for Quality Maternal Care (MoM-QC). The prototype is a mobile phone line that uses interactive voice response (IVR) technology so even women with limited literacy are able to use it.The idea is simple: women call a free number to connect to MoM-QC to learn about available health programs and services in their area and to be informed about the care they can expect at health facilities (e.g., service availability, timeliness, cleanliness, respectful care, etc.). But what’s particularly exciting is that this platform goes beyond just dispensing information; it also engages women in two-way communication. MoM-QC asks pregnant women for feedback on the quality of care they received, pools that information and makes provider ratings available.Key decision-makers responsible for maternal health (e.g., health providers, hospital network managers and government officials) also have access to the ratings to help inform their quality improvement efforts and hold providers more accountable to the quality of care they provide.This accountability component is critical because without knowing what to expect, women may be unable to express their dissatisfaction, hindering their ability to provide feedback that can lead to improved care. If patients do not have a way to voice their concerns and there are no ramifications if healthcare providers deliver poor care, there is little incentive to change practices.Many community accountability models rely on time-intensive, grassroots efforts to gather evidence and facilitate face-to-face conversations among community members, healthcare providers and officials. While these efforts often reap rewards, what if mobile phones could help streamline the process while amplifying the impact?To put this idea to the test, WRAI and Gram Vaani conducted a pilot of the technology in 20 villages in Jharkhand, India that reached nearly 10,500 callers without direct outreach. Lessons learned from the five-month pilot are encouraging:Women were eager to receive information on maternal health and quality of careWomen liked sharing their feedback and experienceDespite income, literacy and connectivity barriers, the interactive voice response platform was a useful way for women to engage with, learn from and provide feedbackUsers believe that providers’ quality ratings would influence where they seek careHealth providers and government officials were open to receiving women’s feedback to improve careWe are optimistic about the pilot’s results and are continuing to refine and adapt MoM-QC for use with more women in India. As a next step, we will apply user-experience design techniques to broaden the platform’s appeal and uptake in both rural and urban settings—potentially expanding into web and app formats as well.We believe an interactive model has the potential to empower women to speak out about the care they receive and—just as important—help ensure that their voices will be heard and acted upon. We hope that MoM-QC will be a valuable tool as the maternal health community strives to improve the quality of care all pregnant women receive and deserve.Dr. Priya Agrawal is an ob/gyn and the Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, Merck’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to reducing maternal mortality. Dr. Aparajita Gogoi is the National Coordinator of White Ribbon Alliance India, which unites citizens to demand the right to a safe birth for all women.This post is part of our blog series, “Social accountability and community mobilization for maternal health,” hosted with COPASAH and the Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ).Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Continue Reading Previous Cadence announces Cloud Passport Partner ProgramNext Axiomtek: compact PoE surveillance solution supports 8-port Gigabit PoE and harsh temperatures. UP Bridge The Gap, a brand belonging to AAEON Technology Europe, announce its UP Squared RoboMaker Developer Kit for AWS RoboMaker powered by Intel AI technology and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This effort is a clear direction from AWS, AAEON, and Intel to unlock the potential of artificial intelligence and opening a world of new possibilities for developer experiences. At Amazon re:MARS 2019, the UP team showcased how to use this kit to quickly and easily build a robot, with the ability to upgrade to an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and autonomous mobile robot (AMR). The kit is now available for pre-order at the UP shop and will be ready to ship by the end of June. The UP Squared RoboMaker Developer Kit for AWS RoboMaker is a starter package designed to be a fast and easy way for developers to add artificial intelligence and vision into their robots. The kit provides a clear tutorial for how to build hardware from the module level and how to use cloud services to shorten the development time. Developers have been able to add machine vision into their robots within a single day and working robotics demos in just a few days. With expertise from Intel, AWS and AAEON, this kit aims at providing developers a path from prototype to field deployment.There are several modules included in this kit to enable true AI at the edge such as vision, inference, navigation and compute are all performed locally: This kit features an UP Squared board with an Intel Atom processor x7-E3950, Intel RealSense D435i camera and an Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU. There is no other robotics developer kit on the market that is as well integrated: with CPU, integrated GPU, VPU and 3D Vision all integrated in a platform from a single manufacturer. The kit has been designed for and it is fully compatible to AWS RoboMaker, to extend the open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services.Because all robots are not built the same, the package doesn’t include components which might change in different type of robots, such as the control board, motor, and wheels. However, the UP team provides links to schematics of a control board, 3D printing files, and accessories to users who would like to build an autonomous robot as the showcase example.The UP team takes this as a starting point for its footprint in the robotics market and is expanding its robotic solutions to be used in logistics, rescue, safety, manufacturing, and exploration. The collaboration with Intel and AWS is an effective way to bring robotic solutions to new markets, and the UP team is ready to work with robotic makers to bring robots to the next level.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan said the tied match against India was as good as a victory on Tuesday. In a thrilling Asia Cup 2018 encounter, Afghanistan played another close match and denied India a victory in their final Super 4 match in Dubai.Afghanistan had lost two close encounters in the first two Super 4 matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh.Shahzad’s 116-ball 124 had helped Afghanistan set India a challenging 253 but KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu’s quick and solid start made sure that despite a stutter in the final, India were in for a victory, almost.Rashid Khan had seven runs to defend in the last overs, Jadeja hit a boundary off the second delivery of the over. While it looked like the ball had hit the ropes, the third umpire ruled it as four runs.Asia Cup 2018, India vs Afghanistan: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | AS IT HAPPENEDIndia then needed 3 runs off 4 deliveries. Rashid bowled a beautiful delivery and Jadeja went for a single to leave Khaleel facing Rashid with 2 runs left off 3 balls.Khaleel Ahmed edged the ball and almost got himself hit-wicket but managed to sneak a single to get Jadeja back on strike. With a run needed off two deliveries, Rashid bowled a short ball and Jadeja mistimed the shot to send the ball straight into the hands of the only fielder in the deep.And the match ended in a tie.”Today the wicket was a good one for us. Shahzad played really well and very positive cricket. Their opening partnership was good and our spinners did an equally good job. When you tie a match with a side like India, it’s just like a win. Such tough games are good for the fans as well,” Asghar said in the post match presentation ceremony.advertisementAfghanistan keeper Mohammad Shahzad was on song as he blasted the Indian bowlers all around the Dubai International Stadium in their team’s inconsequential final encounter of the Super Four stage.With nothing to lose and a far weakened Indian side, Shahzad blazed away the inexperienced Indian pacers, so much so he reached his fifty when his opening partner was still struggling at 7.Also read – Captaining India in 200th ODI is all destiny, says MS DhoniHe was helped though by some lax fielding from the opposition, especially with him being dropped just one run short of his half-century by Ambati Rayudu at mid-off.He reached his fifth one day international hundred from just 88 balls and hit 10 fours and 6 sixes.”Every time we have asked him, Shahzad has done it for us. Again, I give him a lot of credit for his knock,” the skipper said.In Friday’s final, India to meet the winner between Pakistan and Bangladesh match on Wednesday.
A FIRE AT THE PERRY CREEK CULVERT AREA NEAR THE VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE CREATED A CLOUD OF BLACK SMOKE THAT RESULTED IN A MAJOR TRAFFIC JAM ALONG INTERSTATE 29 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.POLICE AND FIRE OFFICIALS REPORTED THAT THE FIRE MIGHT HAVE BEEN PROPANE RELATED.TRAFFIC GOING NORTH AND SOUTH ON THE VETS BRIDGE WAS CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE SMOKE, WHICH RESULTED IN TRAFFIC BACKUPS IN ALL DIRECTIONS TO AND FROM THE BRIDGE.A SERIES OF ACCIDENTS WERE ALSO REPORTED IN THE ENSUING TRAFFIC JAMS, BUT NO MAJOR INJURIES TOOK PLACE.AS OF FOUR PM SOUTH BOUND TRAFFIC TO NEBRASKA WAS RESTORED BUT NORTH BOUND WAS STILL CLOSED BECAUSE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS WERE INSPECTING THE BRIDGE FOR DAMAGE.Photo by IDOT Traffic Camera
Dwight Gayle missed a number of chances before Ayoze Pérez got the Newcastle winner. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters Read more Newcastle United “Huddersfield are well organised and dangerous on the counterattack,” said Benítez who, perhaps significantly, did not find a place on the bench for the previously influential but latterly out-of-sorts Mikel Merino. “But I told the players to stay calm and a chance would come.”When it did, it lifted Newcastle to 12th, seven points clear of the drop zone. Benítez’s side now have 35 points, four more than Huddersfield but Wagner remains optimistic that his team can also survive.“We wanted to frustrate Newcastle and minimise their chances,” said the German. “It was defensively one of our best performances and this gives me enough confidence for the future. But we deserved at least a point for the great defending and great attitudes my players have shown.”The first half was punctuated by much nervous defending from an edgy Huddersfield as they were hit by wave upon wave of Newcastle attacks. Fortunately for the visitors, Benítez’s players were more than a little anxious themselves, their desperation to claim an early goal reflected in considerable snatching at the ball as pass after pass was rushed.As a result, bar Jonas Lössl watching a Shelvey shot whizz past a post and then doing extremely well to divert Matt Ritchie’s goalbound effort with his feet, Wagner’s goalkeeper was surprisingly under-employed at St James’ Park.Jonathan Hogg found the going particularly tough against Shelvey and Mo Diamé. His consequent frustration was manifested by a booking for a foul on Pérez, which led to the concession of a free-kick, from which the industrious Dwight Gayle sent a clever lob over the advancing Lössl before watching it drift narrowly wide of an upright. Gayle subsequently connected with DeAndre Yedlin’s cross only to shoot fractionally too high.If Shelvey’s repertoire of vision-fuelled, defence-splitting passes lifted the gloom on an unseasonably cold, extremely wet Tyneside afternoon – which saw Benítez unusually, and strangely reluctantly, resort to wearing a coat – Laurent Depoitre symbolised Huddersfield’s travails.Isolated, he did his best to defend from the front but, generally, had a solitary timeand foraged ever deeper for possession.As the hour mark approached, though, Depoitre issued the defence with a warning. Belying his imposing physical bulk, he swivelled before dragging a low shot just wide. Newcastle were losing control of the tempo and allowing opponents who had previously appeared incapable of stringing two passes together back into things. Marko Arnautovic double lifts West Ham and sinks Southampton Reuse this content Read more Facebook Twitter The Observer Share on WhatsApp Pinterest Share on Twitter Topics West Brom look booked for relegation as Chris Wood goal seals win for Burnley The time had come for the lesser-spotted Islam Slimani’s long-awaited debut. Sure enough, in the 75th minute Benítez’s hitherto injured £2m January loan signing from Leicester, pulled on a pair of woolly black gloves and stepped off the bench to replace Gayle.Within minutes Slimani had a hand in Pérez’s goal. The Algeria striker served as a nuisance value filled decoy, distracting Lössl before the Spaniard directed the ball low into the bottom corner from close range following Christian Atsu’s cross and Kenedy’s unselfish, quietly brilliant, short flicked pass. Appropriately Pérez had begun the move courtesy of a glorious pass to Atsu dispatched with the outside of his boot.Almost imperceptibly the skies above Gallowgate switched from slate grey to sunwashed blue. Share via Email Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Premier League Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest With a delicate swipe of the right foot Ayoze Pérez pushed Newcastle within touching distance of Premier League survival and intensified Huddersfield’s relegation fears.Do not be deceived by the skinny scoreline; Rafael Benítez’s side deserved a win which showcased Jonjo Shelvey’s claims to an England playmaking spot on a day when David Wagner’s players seemed to have run out of ideas and adrenaline. match reports Huddersfield