Google’s new Nexus phones will be called Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P

first_imgAs the launch date — September 29 — of Google’s new Nexus phones nears, we have started getting some confirmed information about the two phones. While until now it was rumoured that the new Nexus phones would have a slightly different nomenclature, now the retail boxes of the two devices confirm it. According to the boxes, leaked by Android Police, the regular Nexus phone aka Nexus 2015 would be called Nexus 5X while the bigger Nexus will sport the name of Nexus 6P.The Nexus 5X is a successor to venerable Nexus 5, which was launched in 2013. The Nexus 6P, meanwhile, succeeds the Nexus 6. The Nexus 5X would have a screen size of 5.2-inches while the Nexus 6P would have a screen size of 5.7 inches, which is smaller than the screen in the current Nexus 6 that would make it more handier to carry. The current Nexus 6 has been criticised for its size and weight.Also read: New Nexus 5 is coming and here is everything you need to know so far For now we don’t have confirmed details of the hardware inside the new Nexus phones. But some feature and details have leaked. Both phones are likely to come with fingerprint scanners and improved cameras, which not only have the optical image stabilisation but also laser assisted focus system. The Nexus 5X is likely to be powered by Snapdragon 808 processor. The Nexus 6P, however, is likely to come with the Snapdragon 810 processor. The smaller phone may have 3GB RAM while the bigger phone could be equipped with 4GB RAM.advertisementAlso read: New Nexus 5’s leaked images show a lot about it It is rumoured that the Nexus 6P is made by Huawei while LG, which also made the Nexus 5, is the manufacturer behind the Nexus 5X.last_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016: BCCI to meet three affected teams over venue shift on Friday

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called for a meeting between Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla and the three affected teams – Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab – to decide on their new venues after the Bombay High Court passed its verdict to shift 13 matches in May out of drought-hit Maharashtra. (Full IPL coverage)Also the BCCI will move the High Court once again tomorrow and seek permission to host the May 1 match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians in Pune. BCCI is likely to argue that it will be impossible for the Pune Supergiants team, who will play Gujarat Lions at home on the April 29, to move out to a different venue in 24 hours. (Also read: Kolkata, Bangalore in fray to host IPL 2016 final) BCCI sources have also confirmed that Pune is unlikely to get Kolkata as their new venue as the Eden Gardens is already hosting matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Gambhir-led KKR themselves will be playing six away matches in a row due to the West Bengal elections starting from April 17. The board said it would be unlikely for Pune to play in Kolkata during the elections and counting period.BCCI has asked the Pune franchise to choose their new home venue from Kanpur, Raipur, Gwalior and Visakhapatnam. However, the team, citing monetary loss, is not in favour of any of these venues.The BCCI will also not hurry the process of choosing the venues for the play-offs.advertisementMeanwhile, Kolkata has already expressed their willingness to host the final with Bangalore also being in the fray to hold the summit clash of season nine. In case BCCI fails to get a stay order on the Bombay High Court’s verdict of shifting matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra, the board would be forced to shift the final from Wankhede Stadium.The CAB secretary Subir Ganguly yesterday said that Eden Gardens will be more than happy to host the final if BCCI decides to allocate the match to Kolkata.”We are not going to go up and say anything but in case BCCI wants Eden to host the final, we are always ready. Who will refuse an IPL final? The CAB has already organised two high-profile World Cup games (India vs Pakistan) and (World Cup final between West Indies and England) successfully,” Ganguly told PTI.While Bangalore and Kolkata can be gainers in terms of marquee matches, Kings XI Punjab could get to play their three ‘home’ matches scheduled in Nagpur in their original hometown of Mohali or at the picturesque stadium in Dharamsala.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Hungary keeper Gabor Kiraly eyes Austria game for Euro record

first_imgHungary’s Gabor Kiraly, one of the great goalkeeping eccentrics, is poised to become the oldest player to appear at a European Championship in Tuesday’s opening Group F fixture against Austria. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage) Aged 40 and two months, he will overtake German Lothar Matthaeus’s record, set at Euro 2000.The balding keeper is universally recognised by his trademark jogging bottoms, first worn to protect his knees from rough surfaces. (Also read: Ricardo Quaresma doubtful for Portugal’s opener against Iceland) Forced one day to change from black ones to grey, he has kept the colour ever since as one of numerous superstitions.Playing against his country’s longstanding rivals will revive happy memories for Kiraly, although his mind will have to delve back a long way.It was 18 years ago that he made his international debut against the Austrians and saved a penalty from Toni Polster after just four minutes.Despite a three-year gap between 2006-09, he has slowly added to his tally of international appearances, becoming the most capped Hungarian with 103 and seeing off challengers for the jersey with heroic performances in the two playoff victories over Norway.Meanwhile, he has appeared for three German clubs and five in England before coming full circle and returning to his first Hungarian team, Haladas.Having finished only third in their qualifying group behind Northern Ireland and Romania, Hungary are one of the countries to have benefited from UEFA’s expansion of the finals to 24 teams, enabling them to reach a first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup.advertisementAUSTRALIA TESTAustria, in contrast, surprised many observers by strolling through their group.Nine wins and a draw even propelled them into the top 10 of FIFA’s world rankings for June, although they benefited from playing some modest opposition.Narrow home wins against Malta and Albania and home defeats by Turkey and the Netherlands since qualifying may have dented some of the initial optimism but Swiss coach Marcel Koller is expected to persevere with his high-tempo pressing game.They will use the versatile Bayern Munich defender David Alaba as a midfielder with licence to go forward in support of Marc Janko, the lanky striker who scored five goals in qualifying.last_img read more

5 High Paying Jobs You Can Do on the Side

first_imgWant to make more money on the side? Many companies are hiring temporary or contract workers as the so-called “gig economy”—built in part thanks to new startups and mobile apps like Uber and Instacart—offers motivated workers a wide variety of side jobs that can be quite lucrative.“There’s been a mental shift in finding different ways to make money,” says Marcela Sapone. CEO and co-founder of the personal-butler startup Alfred, which hires people to perform tasks and errands for customers. “Before people had to do retail, waitstaff, or odd jobs, but now there’s a lot more work available.”Some side jobs offer a paltry sum, but there are a handful of high-quality side gigs that offer good pay and flexible schedules—with no additional schooling or training required. You can use Glassdoor to research what you should be paid in these positions. Here are 4 high paying jobs you can do on the side:1. Run errands – See Open JobsPeople want everything on demand now, from streaming services to food delivery. New startups including Alfred offer errand-runners to cater to a client’s every whim. Make easy cash by waiting on doorsteps for a UPS delivery, picking up groceries, or assembling furniture. This gig is ideal for city-dwellers, as highly populated areas offer the most potential business. Some startups, like TaskRabbit, let errand-runners bid what they’d like to be paid for tasks and allow customers to choose. Alfred doesn’t run on a marketplace model; it instead charges customers a weekly fee and hires “Alfreds” based on careful application screening including in-person interviews. Butlers start at $15 an hour and can make as much as $30, says Sapone. the Alfred CEO. How to score the gig? “We’re looking for intuitive, caring, thoughtful people who are committed to helping,” she says.2. Drive with ridesharing apps – See Open JobsCar-hailing apps including Uber, Lyft and Gett are the iconic examples of the gig economy. Use your own car to shuttle riders around your city, split some of the takings with the company and keep the rest. Uber says its internal data show drivers made $11 to nearly $30 per trip around this time last year, depending on the city. Keep in mind laws are ever-shifting in this new space, and some cities have banned ridesharing services.3. Temp office work – See Open JobsTemporary and contract work represents a massive opportunity, but roles and pay vary widely: Positions can range from standard clerical work to high-skilled temporary gigs in fields like accounting, advertising, and media. The opportunity can be especially great for people who don’t work typical day-job schedules and can drop into an office during business hours. Some companies use temp staffing agencies, while others advertise their short-term opportunities directly. Some companies are willing to hire transcribers or data-entry workers to do the gig remotely. Search for temp positions.4. Patient actor  – See Open JobsWant something totally-off-the-wall? Medical schools hire “standardized patients” to play the role of actual patients in need of care, helping medical students practice their physical exam skills and bedside manner. Schools typically offer on-the-job training for SPs and advertise the gigs on job sites. These positions can offer SPs $14 an hour or $60 for participation in a specialized exam. Search for standardized patients positions.5. Host guests – See Open JobsDo you own your own home and want to make some extra cash? Services like Airbnb allow you to host visitors either by renting a room to them or hosting people while you’re away. You can even offer your home to film crews for the day in some locations. Depending on where you live and what your home is like, you can make between $100-$300 per night. As with ridesharing, some cities have restrictions on hosting, so please do research on your area.If you do your research and make sure you’re getting a good rate for relatively little work, these “gigs” can be a great way to make money on the side.DISCOVER: How does your salary compare to others in your profession?last_img read more

4 Tips to Go From Contract to Full Time

first_img 4.7★ Facilities Maintenance Harrison Truck Centers Clear Lake, IA N/A 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ Contract gigs can be a pretty sweet deal. By the very nature of the job, you’re expected to jump right in and start solving problems. Then, in three to six months or so, you can move onto your next exciting challenge, no strings attached. For some, this is truly an ideal setup. But many others may find themselves longing for the perks of a full-time position: the job security, the steady routine and definitely the health insurance.If you fall into this camp, don’t worry. Whether the job post explicitly says it or not, there is often an opportunity to turn contract work into a full-time position — if you play your cards right. Follow the advice below, and you’ll go from part-time to full-time in no time.[Related: Can You Negotiate Your Salary If You’re A Part-Time Employee?]1. Be Up Front (Within Reason)Before anything else, you should make it clear that you’re interested in a full-time position during the interview. “Some people are purely serial contractors, so your employer might not even know that’s something you could be interested in,” says Jamie Hichens, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Glassdoor.But, she warns, there is such a thing as being too pushy. Immediately saying you’re only looking for full-time work or acting like a full-time position is already a sure thing for you are both tried-and-true methods of getting on a recruiter’s nerves. “The best way to express that you’re interested in a full-time job is to say something like ‘I’m so excited to join this team — I’m definitely interested in contract work, but if there was an opportunity for it to become full-time I’d be very open to that,’” Hichens recommends.[Related: Job Titles Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past, Says Cisco HR Chief]2. Become Indispensable It goes without saying that a company won’t want to hire you full time if you underperform, but even meeting the expectations of your role isn’t always enough. To truly stand out, Hichens recommends that contract workers outshine the full-time employees on their team.“We recently hired someone for a contract role of three to six months, but because she went above and beyond what was expected of her, we offered her a full-time role — even though we didn’t even have an open position for it listed on our site. She proved her value by thinking of new things to do in her role that weren’t expected of her — she redid processes and streamlined things in a way that proved to be invaluable,” Hichens shares.[Related: 6 Steps to Scoring a Promotion in the Next 30 Days]3. Make Sure to MingleSometimes, contract workers make the mistake of isolating themselves from colleagues since they don’t see themselves as a “real” team member. But this is a missed opportunity, Hichens says. If you don’t see yourself as part of the team, what are the odds that your team will?You don’t have to become best friends with your coworkers, but you should make an effort to get to know them. A little personal connection can go a long way towards receiving a job offer. “Don’t just be ‘the contractor,’” Hichens says. “When people really keep to themselves, it rarely works out in their favor. Even things as small as joining in on watercooler talk or sitting together at lunch are good ways to lean into the situation and act like you’re a part of the full-time team.”[Related: How to Network if You’re an Introvert]4. Do Your HomeworkEven if you follow the steps above, you can’t expect a job offer to simply fall into your lap — you have to take action. After a few months, check in with your employer to find out whether or not they see a chance to bring you on full time. Come to that meeting prepared not only to state your case for full-time employment, but also with clear expectations of what you want and need out of a full-time job. “Be ready to talk salary and benefits, and always prepare to negotiate so you make sure you’re getting the best deal possible,” Hichens recommends. Salary and benefits negotiation are an artform in and of themselves, but the first step is knowing the market value of your skills so you can push for fair compensation without pricing yourself out of a job. From there, the power’s in your hands.DISCOVER: 5 Ways to Eliminate Salary Negotiation Anxiety in 2017 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h PAYROLL COMPLIANCE AUDITOR Kosmerl & Company Reading, PA Restaurant Assistant General Manager Noodles & Company Appleton, WI Lead Security Officer – Gigafactory Allied Universal Sparks, NV Dental Assistant Willamette Dental Group Tumwater, WA 2.3★ Certified Nursing Assistant (Part Time) Genesis Healthcare Windsor, CT 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Part-Time Service Porter Broadway Automotive Green Bay, WI Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, TX 23 hours ago 23h Certified Nursing Assistant (Days) EmpRes Healthcare Woonsocket, SD **RN, Registered Nurse – FT Cardiac Inpatient – up to 10K SIGN ON BONUS CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 3.7★ 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 2.7★ 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

How to Become the Candidate Recruiters Can’t Resist

first_img 3.4★ Browse Open Jobs 3.5★ Cook Westminster Village Bloomington IL Bloomington, IL Registered Nurse (RN) – PM Shift Full-time EmpRes Healthcare Management Petaluma, CA 5.0★ 23 hours ago 23h *Now Hiring – Walk-In Interviews Available – Mon-Fri – Registered Nurses – CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital – Shoreline in Corpus Christi CHRISTUS Health Austin, TX 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Santa Maria, CA 23 hours ago 23h Pest Control Technician United Pest Solutions Seattle, WA 23 hours ago 23h 2.3★ 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Part-time Evening Associate Crew Carwash, Inc. Westfield, IN Speech Lanaguage Pathologist TheraCare of New York Norwalk, CT 23 hours ago 23h Recruiters are constantly searching for amazing candidates to fill the millions of open jobs in the U.S. And the search can be hard! After all, reading thousands of resumes and talking to potential candidates about a particular role can be time-consuming. So why not make it easier for recruiters to find and hire you?How do you do that, you ask? By being the most informed candidate possible.Sure, skills and experience matter, but according to HR insiders, a candidate who is knowledgeable about the company and is highly engaged is a must-hire. Your goal as a job seeker should be to stand out from the crowd for all of the right reasons, and at all of the pivotal moments, from application to negotiation and, ultimately, on the job.One employer said, “An informed candidate is someone that knows about the company — that’s done research and that has read the job description, [who] understands the opening so that when you’re contacting them, they’re essentially meeting you half way. It also shows me that that person is motivated because they are doing the work they need to do.”With a depth of information that job seekers can’t find anywhere else, Glassdoor is the only place where employers can source truly informed candidates. Job seekers who use Glassdoor fully — from job listings and company reviews to salary reports, interview questions, and even photos — are more engaged, knowledgeable and have the right expectations of an employer. Recruiters know this, and we’re here to reveal the steps you need to take to become the informed and irresistible candidate of their dreams.1. Learn The Ins & Outs of the CompanyHere at Glassdoor, we believe that shotgunning an application to a company that you sorta know about through friends or reputation is no way to job search. Do your homework by reading recent news articles about the company,  check out their Twitter page to get a sense of  what they stand for, click around on Google to read about executives who work there, and be sure to look for any red flags like recent lay-offs, public scandals, or public uncertainty. Do this to get a holistic view of the companies you’re interested in. Don’t cross any company off your list just yet, because one red flag or corporate mistake does not necessarily point to poor company culture.2. Do Your ResearchOnce you have looked at the companies you’re interested in from a “100-foot level,” dig in for a closer look. Head to the company’s Glassdoor profile to investigate things like their company rating (3.3 is the average on Glassdoor), reviews about the CEO, insights and feedback from current and former employees, and be sure to scroll through the photos, videos and mission statements. Click on the ‘salaries’ tab to dive deeper into the compensation specifics. After all, money matters. Glassdoor has salaries, wages, tips, bonuses, and hourly pay based upon employee reports and estimates.Next to the ‘Salaries’ tab, you’ll spot all of the available jobs at that company. Dive in, not just to the jobs you’re interested in, but also to see what else and where else the company is hiring. In some cases, you’ll notice estimated salary ranges in job listings to help people instantly know what they could be paid before applying to a job. This way, if a company is majorly misaligned with your expectations, you can rethink whether or not they’re worth applying to after all.3. Make Your Resume Stand OutNow that you have done your homework, you’ve likely narrowed down the list of companies that interest you. Go a level further by diving into the company mission and culture — once you get a sense of these, you’ll be able to strategically narrow down your list in order to apply more thoughtfully.  From here, you’ll be able to dig into what you should highlight from your work history in order to show that you’re a perfect fit for this company — customizing your resume to the job and the company is key.Make your resume shine by:Crystalizing your brand to show the value that you’re bringing to the table.Front-loading accomplishments, then describing how each was achieved with numbers and facts.Showcasing transferable skills (such as leadership and managing change) as well as soft skills (such as problem-solving) and hard skills (like knowledge of a particular software program).Showing culture fit based on your research and mutual interests, revealing that you’re just as interested in the company and what it stands for as you are for the job itself.4. Prepare for the Interview Before You Get ItSearch interview questions and get insights into the exact questions recruiters and hiring managers at your ideal company will ask. You can often browse dozens of interview questions that are asked of candidates applying to the specific role that you are. Preparing in advance and over time will prevent last-minute cramming and get your mind churning about the specific anecdotes and examples of excellence you want to share. Plus, learning about the interview experiences of others offers additional insight into what the company is really like.Here’s an easy cheat sheet:50 Most Common Interview QuestionsBehavioral Interview QuestionsBrain Teaser Interview Questions45 Questions You Should Ask In Every Job Interview5. Continue to Learn Throughout the Recruiting ProcessAs you progress through the interview and recruiting process, continue to fact check the information you’re being told by hiring managers and recruiters with the reviews of employees on Glassdoor. This will inform the questions you ask and allows you to dig even deeper into the company culture as well as to the dynamics of the specific team you will join.Be sure to:Click ‘Follow’ on the company’s Glassdoor profile to get regular updates, job alerts and notifications.Read employees’ real feedback on certain perks and benefits like free lunch, PTO, health insurance and professional development.Follow up with the interviewers you’ve spoken to and the current employees you have met.6. Negotiate Like a ProIt’s important to understand that negotiating your salary is a perfectly normal part of the employment process, and recruiters expect it! According to studies by Glassdoor, men are more likely to negotiate salary than women. But studies show this “negotiation gap” disappears when information about other job applicants’ negotiation experience is public information. Therefore, knowledge is power.Before heading to the negotiation table, make sure you:Know Your Worth. Get a free, personalized salary estimate based on today’s job market to understand your current value and explore ways to increase your pay.Think base pay, and beyond! Everything from support for education and training, parental leave to vacation time, and moving expenses are up for negotiation.Be confident and equipped with information.7. Ask As Many Questions As Necessary93% of job seekers today want to be informed about all aspects of a company prior to accepting a job offer, according to a Glassdoor site survey, so don’t think you’re nagging the recruiter. It’s their job to answer your questions and help you make the best decision.  After all, they want to hire the candidate best suited for the job to improve retention and the company ranks.Can’t think of any more questions? Read these first:7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Accepting A Job Offer12 Sneaky Questions You Can Ask To Uncover Company Culture8. Say “Yes” If the Job & Company Are Right For YouFeeling 100-percent sure? Go for it! Say yes and start living the life you’ve always wanted with a job that you love. And remember, just like you benefitted from all of the reviews, insights, and feedback from millions of people on Glassdoor, be sure to return the favor. Leave a review on Glassdoor about your experience.Now that you’ve got the tools to become a candidate that recruiters cannot resist, get out there and find a job that fits your life! Don’t forget, we’re here to help every step of the way. 3.2★ 3.4★ HVAC Lead and Junior Sheetmetal Mechanic CAROLINA COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS Raleigh, NC 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A Sales Lead Generation Specialist RMM Solutions Wausau, WI Market Float Pool – RN – Med Surg Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, TXlast_img read more

Fidelity CEO Abby Johnson Shares The Best Professional Motto Ever

first_img Director, Wealth Management Experience – Boston, MA, Merrimack, NH or Smithfield, RI Fidelity Investments Boston, MA 3.9★ VP 401(k) Wholesaler Fidelity Investments Massachusetts 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h Investment Consultant Fidelity Investments Orlando, FL Software Engineer Fidelity Investments Durham, NC Financial Consultant I Fidelity Investments Paramus, NJ 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ Financial Consultant – Palm Beach Gardens Fidelity Investments West Palm Beach, FL 23 hours ago 23h Regional Planning Consultant Fidelity Investments Sarasota, FL 3.9★ Fidelity is laser-focused on innovation —And CEO Abby Johnson knows that attracting people to bring their diverse skills, experience, and perspectives to work in a culture that welcomes them for who they are is how Fidelity succeeds.Johnson takes that responsibility seriously as evidenced by the swift actions she took when claims of employee misconduct surfaced last Fall. Johnson brought in experts on culture, moved her office to sit among the portfolio teams and sent a video message to the entire firm reinforcing the company’s zero-tolerance policy on harassment.Her response is reflective of her personal motto: “Always challenge the status quo and embrace change as an opportunity for improvement.”Glassdoor caught up with Johnson to talk about what she looks for in job applicants, her best career advice and how she takes calculated risks as a leader.Glassdoor: In addition to watching out over your 40,000+ employees, how important is it to you to support women in the workplace? Does Fidelity have any programs in place to help women thrive in the workplace?Abby Johnson: At Fidelity, we believe that diversity is a business imperative. A company that has associates with diverse backgrounds, and experiences is in the best position to thrive.Supporting our employees in a way that allows individuals to bring their whole selves to work each and every day is one of the most important things we can do. This includes supporting women in the workplace. Fidelity established its Women’s Leadership Group (WLG) Employee Resource Group years ago. The WLG’s mission is to help women and Fidelity thrive. The group’s goals are to provide development opportunities to members with a focus on “developing the whole you — professional, personal and financial.”Women are a critical part of the future of financial services. We want more women to consider our industry, and Fidelity, for their careers and we are committed to providing benefits and programs to enhance our culture that will help us to develop and retain our women leaders.Examples of these benefits and programs include: generous paid parental leave (16 weeks; 6 weeks spousal), paid leave to care for a loved one (4 weeks), student loan repayment program and flexible work options, and backup daycare. In addition, our RESUME return-to-work internship offers an opportunity for people to accelerate their career path despite time away from the workforce. Fidelity is one of the only companies offering a program that offers this kind of path with a specific focus on licensing in the financial advisor space.Glassdoor: Switching gears a bit, Fidelity is one of the most broadly diversified financial services firms in the industry. Given your insight into the economy and the labor market, what are some of the trends you are seeing as it pertains to the future of work? What are you telling your direct reports and teams to keep an eye out for?Abby Johnson: We are seeing two big trends: the speed of changing demographics and the speed of innovation. By 2044, there will be no ethnic majority in the U.S. and, women are surpassing their counterparts in levels of education and workforce participation. In addition, innovation is happening at a rapid pace and companies need to be constantly incubating new ideas. I want Fidelity to tap into the power of our differences by looking for associates with diverse backgrounds and experiences and ensuring that our culture welcomes them and creates an environment where everyone thrives.Glassdoor: What advice do you have for your employees to navigate this new world as they think about their careers and professional development? Abby Johnson: My biggest advice to friends and colleagues is to always have that hunger and intellectual curiosity to grow and learn — both personally and professionally. At Fidelity, we encourage our associates to explore, discover, create and experience different areas of the company. With 10 regional offices, more than 190 financial planning offices and opportunities that span the globe, individuals have the freedom to map their own career route and follow their passions. I also encourage individuals to not think of a career as a succession of job titles. Instead, look at your path as a stream of experiences. Whether it’s learning new skills and becoming more agile in how you work, or getting involved in the communities where you work and live — and always bring your whole self to work. Bringing more vitality in all areas of your life can also benefit your career.Glassdoor: As you think about the future of work, what do you look for in candidates who are applying to Fidelity? Specifically, what interview questions do you ask those who you personally interview? Abby Johnson: As a customer-obsessed company, our workforce needs to be a reflection of the diverse background and desires of those who choose us as their financial services provider. We need to serve our customers what they want in the way they want it — and that means having a deep curiosity and a digital mindset. I often say that we have to have a 24/7 mentality because that’s what our customers expect in today’s digital world. This is not just a problem to be solved by our 12,000 technologists that keep our platforms up and running, but by all of Fidelity’s associates — because all of our associates are also customers.When I interview candidates, I want to hear how they can tap into the power of their own differences to generate ideas for our customers, as well as how they support and encourage their colleagues to develop. That’s one of our leadership principles: empowering and coaching others to their full potential. I’m always interested in hearing personal stories and ideas about how leaders can inspire the next generation of leaders in our company.Glassdoor: Now for a few fun ones — share three fun facts about yourself.Abby Johnson: I was an art history major in college.One of my favorite shows is the HBO series, “Silicon Valley.”My favorite outdoor activity is skiing. 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Glassdoor: What’s been your most rewarding moment as CEO? Your most challenging?Abby Johnson: My biggest challenge has been to push Fidelity to increase our pace of innovation and to not be afraid to make the occasional mistake. Since our founding more than 70 years ago, we have always been a leader in the use of technology and in offering new products and services. But being a customer-obsessed company, we are very focused on delivering a great customer experience. And this means that we can sometimes be cautious in introducing new things. To be successful in a rapidly evolving world, we need to take smart risks and value pace over perfection… another one of Fidelity leadership principles.  The risk of competitive disruption in financial services has never been higher than it is today. I would rather disrupt ourselves than let us become complacent and get surprised by new ideas and innovations from a competitor.Glassdoor: What’s your personal motto? What words do you live by?Abby Johnson: Always challenge the status quo and embrace change as an opportunity for improvement. 23 hours ago 23h Available Jobs at Fidelity Investments 3.9★ Financial Consultant Program – Financial Representative Fidelity Investments Ann Arbor, MI Senior Software Engineer-AMT-BI Analytics Fidelity Investments Boston, MA Learning Guide Fidelity Investments Covington, KY 23 hours ago 23h See more jobs at Fidelity Investments 1. U.S. Census Bureau: The Census Bureau predicts shifts in the U.S. over the coming years, with a more diverse — and older — population, 20152. 143 women:100 men, women are earning graduate degrees at a faster rate; women represent 57percent of workforce; McKinsey & Company, Why Diversity Matters, January 2015last_img read more

6 Hacks to Save Time During Your Job Search

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Electronics/Production Assembly Operator Temp Soraa Inc. Valley View, OH Field Administrative Assistant Cupertino Electric, Inc. New Albany, OH 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h N/A RN, Registered Nurse – ICU CHRISTUS Health Austin, TX 3.4★ Let’s be honest: “A job search can feel like a full-time job in-and-of itself,” admits Chrissy Macken, founder and career coach at Blueprintgreen Career Coaching & Consulting.But just because it feels like a full-time job doesn’t mean it must also take the time of one.“It’s important for job candidates to conserve mental and emotional energy so that they’re better able to communicate their strengths, skills and unique value proposition with confidence,” says Macken. “Taking an approach that prioritizes discernment and efficiency can not only save candidates time, but position them for what can be a long … process of finding a new job.”With these expert-approved tips and tricks, you can seriously cut down on the time it takes to identify and apply for the right job for you, so that you can start working on it stat.1. Partner With a Staffing RecruiterStaffing firm recruiters sometimes get a bad rap, but “a high-quality recruiter, one who understands your niche, can save you an incredible amount of time by sourcing appropriate jobs for your skillset and getting your name in front of a hiring manager,” says Rich Franklin, founder and president of KBC Staffing. Ready to work with one? Here are 14 reputable staffing agencies to check out.The Surprising Step You Should Take to Find Your Next Job Opportunity2. Create a WorkflowWhile it takes time to initially set up, creating a place to track your job search will save you hours throughout the job search process, Macken says. “Pick your favorite document type to lay out your job search process, log positions you’ve applied for and link to your resumes and cover letters,” she instructs. “Having one place where your job search documents and process steps are located can provide a critical sense of momentum and accomplishment, and creates an easy way to track the status of your applications. It will help you avoid wasting time accidentally applying for the same job twice, and allows you to quickly reference your previous cover letters so you can quickly reuse relevant content.”3. Utilize Mobile ToolsYour smartphone can do many things, but did you know it’s one of the best time-saving job-search tools too? And it’s at your fingertips. “You can email, fill out job applications that have mobile sites, keep your resume up to date, do video interviews — using video apps like Skype and Zoom — and fill out job assessments” on your phone, says Mark Anthony Dyson, career consultant and founder of the podcast The Voice of Job Seekers. And what’s more, “networking is made easier through mobile, and most people no longer need a laptop to connect with key individuals who refer or introduce them to hiring managers,” he says.Glassdoor’s app helps you search and save jobs from your phone, too — you can find it here.4. List Your Core SkillsBefore you begin the job search, “write out examples that illustrate your proficiency in the core skills you have to offer — data analysis, project management, volunteering, etc.,” says Macken. This saves time because “when these skills are listed in a job description, you can quickly incorporate [them] into your cover letter without having to start from scratch.”5. Flaunt Your Accomplishments“Going to networking events can be time-consuming when you’re working a couple of jobs,” points out Dyson. But you can still socialize without shaking hands. “Showing proof on the internet is a way for you to show your competency and tech savviness,” explains Dyson. “A website or blog is a place where you can direct the conversation to your skills and abilities.” He also suggests setting up a LinkedIn profile. “Your profile becomes a magnet [to recruiters] when you are regularly engaging in conversations, adding value through articles and updates and [using] the video and writing tools to show your knowledge and personality.”4 Tips for Building an Incredible Online Portfolio6. Apply Selectively“Job seekers who create [targeted] lists of companies rather than applying to scores of jobs on job boards save so much more time,” Dyson insists. Why? “By targeting companies, you can get more specific in finding people to refer you, know and understand company culture and help you prepare for compensation negotiations and more.” You can connect with the right professionals by searching company websites and social networks, Dyson suggests. 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Hot New Jobs For You 3.5★ Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist Pediplay Indianapolis, IN 2.4★ 23 hours ago 23h Restaurant Assistant Manager CLC Restaurants, Inc Lewiston, ID 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ Lube Technician Heiser Automotive Group Glendale, WI 2.6★ Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Clovis, NM Sr. Assistant Store Manager Palais Royal Brenham, TX Nursing: Labor and Delivery MedPro Healthcare Staffing Valencia, CA 4.4★ 23 hours ago 23h Maintenance Technician – 2nd and 3rd shift Ranir Grand Rapids, MI 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 2.7★ View More Jobslast_img read more

These 10 Companies Make Work-Life Balance More Than a Buzzword

first_img 3.6★ 5.0★ 23 hours ago 23h Senior Device Security Engineer Verizon Bedminster, NJ Senior Caregiver undefined Mission Viejo, CA Senior Structural Engineer R&M Consultants Anchorage, AK Greenhouse SoftwareWork-life Balance Rating: 4.7Where Hiring: Denver, CO; New York, NY; San Francisco, CAOpen Roles: Product Designer, Engineering Manager, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Software Engineer, Customer Support Specialist, Director of IT, & more. What Employees Say: “Greenhouse is hands down the best company I have ever worked for and truly embodies everything I would want in a company. The people here are not only fun, welcoming, helpful, and team oriented- but are also extremely bright individuals who have an understanding of both independent and team/company success. Everyone encourages each other to be the best employee you can be. Our CEO is amazing and trustworthy. I have never experienced a company with so much transparency, collaboration, and where my voice actually matters. It’s also a fun, vibrant work environment where there is a great understanding of work-life balance.” – Current Sales Development RepresentativeSee Open Jobs EtsyWork-life Balance Rating: 4.0Where Hiring: Hudson, NY; New York, NY; San Francisco, CAOpen Roles: Machine Learning Engineer, Director of Marketplace Compliance, Staff Accountant, IT Manager, Talent Operations Manager, Senior UX Copywriter, & more. What Employees Say: “One of the best things about this job is the work-life balance — my managers take the stance that working 24/7 doesn’t improve your performance at all, so you should take what breaks are needed to make sure you’re performing at your best.” – Current Software EngineerSee Open Jobs Senior Planner Linesight New York, NY 23 hours ago 23h PipedriveWork-life Balance Rating: 4.5Where Hiring: New York, NY; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Tartu, EstoniaOpen Roles: Inside Sales Consultant, Customer Solutions Expert, Data Warehouse Developer, Full Stack Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Lead Web Designer, & more. What Employees Say: “Pipedrive values people and makes all possible to create comfortable conditions for them. It is a mature company which has pretty clear structure but at the same time teams are very flexible. Management tries to be as transparent as possible.” – Current Software DeveloperSee Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ Senior Consultant Appian Corporation Tysons, VA PatagoniaWork-life Balance Rating: 4.1Where Hiring: Westport, CT; Ventura, CA; Reno, NV; Boulder, CO; Palo Alto, CA; Nashville, TN; & more. Open Roles: Graphic Production Artist, Sales Associate, Director of Supplier Quality Management, Floor Lead, Inventory Accountant, Material Developer, & more. What Employees Say: “The company does live by its mission statement and if you are an environmentalist and values driven person, you’ll feel good about working for Patagonia. There is an opportunity for a good work-life-balance at Patagonia and the current CEO does seem to truly care about maintaining this, too.” – Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h LyftWork-life Balance Rating: 4.1Where Hiring: Nashville, TN; Fort Worth, TX; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Charlotte, NC, New York, NY; & more.Open Roles: Customer Experience Team Lead, Data Analyst, Operations Manager, Trust and Safety Specialist, Renter Experience Manager, Recruiting Coordinator, & more. What Employees Say: “Strong team environment. Everyone wants to help see you succeed. I’ve been surprised by some of the genuinely supportive and helpful team members I work with directly that also includes upper management. Progressive company. I am proud to work for a tech-driven, progressive company that encompasses progressive and forward-thinking views as it relates to business and the interpersonal relationships and lives of its staff. I feel accepted. I appreciate Lyft’s inclusion efforts and causes they support as a company. They take care of their employees and make an effort to listen and provide feedback. Lyft’s benefits package is one of the best I’ve received.” – Current Marketing EmployeeSee Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A 3.0★center_img Senior Security Account Manager Allied Universal San Diego, CA Hot New Jobs For You Senior Superintendent BCCI San Francisco, CA 4.6★ Work-life balance: It’s one of those phrases we hear tossed around in the hiring process all the time, but how important is it really to factor into your job hunt? Turns out, it’s REALLY important. Work-life balance can lead to more productive careers, better attitudes at work, and, of course, more time to do the things we love. In a 2018 Glassdoor survey of adults currently employed or looking for work in the UK, 47 percent of respondents revealed that a good work-life balance would make them more likely to apply for a job at a company, which beat out factors such as the company culture (35 percent) and the state of the company’s finances (25 percent). How, exactly, can you ascertain whether the companies you’re applying to work for truly prioritize work-life balance? For one, your interview is a good time to ask about what type of hours employees are expected to put in, whether there are any options to work from home or work on a flexible schedule, and other work-life balance benefits the company implements. But even before that, there’s a simple way you can find out more about a company’s work-life balance: through their work-life balance rating on Glassdoor. To kick your search off, we’ve pulled together here a collection of companies with some of the top work-life balance ratings – and they’re all hiring! Ultimate SoftwareWork-life Balance Rating: 4.4Where Hiring: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Santa Ana, CA; Alpharetta, GA; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Portland, OR, & more. Open Roles: People Operations Specialist, Solutions Consultant, Senior Data Scientist, Workforce Management Analyst, Payroll Coordinator, Cloud Operations Engineer, & more. What Employees Say: “The leadership in Ultimate is exceptional and shares the same vision from top to bottom. They really do put their people first and help provide an amazing atmosphere to work in. The Benefits and work/life balance is incredible here.”– Current Marketing SpecialistSee Open Jobs BombasWork-life Balance Rating: 4.9Where Hiring: New York, NYOpen Roles: Lead Full Stack Engineer, Assistant Controller, Director of Product Management, Customer Happiness Associate, Copywriter, Associate Technical Designer, & more. What Employees Say: “It all starts with the people, and this group is best in class. It’s truly a family of caring, hard working, encouraging and passionate people. It’s an environment that fosters great relationships and encourages collaboration. It makes you want to come into the office everyday. As a start up there is a lot of opportunity to carve your own path and shape your role. The C team is extremely accessible and easy to approach. They are very open and transparent about all aspects of the company. The product is great and continues to advance and get better. And most importantly there is an amazing donation mission attached to the business that is really making a positive impact on the world, Work and personal life balance is very encouraged and overall well being of each employee is the priority. The pace is fast and the company is experiencing a lot of growth which is very exciting. I feel lucky everyday to call Bombas my place of work.” – Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 3.8★ N/A Senior Accountant Corso LLC Coachella, CA 23 hours ago 23h Zoom Video CommunicationsWork-life Balance Rating: 4.7Where Hiring: San Jose, CA; Overland Park, KS; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; & more. Open Roles: Accessibility Specialist, Enterprise Sales Engineer, Recruiting Coordinator, Java Full Stack Developer, Payroll Analyst, Tax Manager, Software Architect, & more. What Employees Say: “I love working with a company where the main value is “Care” (for customers and employees) and the overall goal is to truly make people happy. Eric Yuan is about as humble, nice, and hard-working as they get. Zoom’s products are amazing. The health benefits are good and the work/life balance is great. And a full reimbursement for books is awesome! Employees are, for the most part, young, fun, smart and happy. I feel so lucky to be a part of this culture.” – Current Account ExecutiveSee Open Jobs 3.7★ 23 hours ago 23h Senior Warehouse Coordinator Pyramid Laboratories Costa Mesa, CA 23 hours ago 23h Senior Estimator Ludvik Electric Lakewood, CO CB InsightsWork-life Balance Rating: 4.5Where Hiring: New York, NYOpen Roles: Recruiting Sourcer, Senior Software Engineer, UI Designer, Engineering Manager, VP of Demand Generation, Data Associate, & more. What Employees Say: “I love it here! I wanted to work somewhere where people care about what they work on, but they know the importance of balance. The company is honest, hard working, understanding and always transparent. They care about the people just as much as they care about their product.” – Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 23andMeWork-life Balance Rating: 4.8Where Hiring: Mountain View, CA; South San Francisco, CAOpen Roles: Operations Project Manager, SEM Manager, Ad Operations Specialist, Blog Content Strategist, Bioinformatics Manager, Facilities Maintenance Technician, & more. What Employees Say: “The inclusive culture, the family-like feel of the company, the work/life balance, and the perks/benefits are endless: free lunches, snacks, swag, health benefits, etc. I look forward to going to work everyday not just because I love the work I do, but my team (and honestly, the entire company!) is an absolute joy to work with. There truly is nothing like knowing that the work you’re doing is contributing to something far greater for the world.” – Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 4.5★ View More Jobslast_img read more

Sharing Strategies for Integrating Maternal and Newborn Care: Strengthening the Continuum

first_imgPosted on May 27, 2015October 24, 2016By: Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Interim President and CEO, Family Care International; Mary Kinney, Specialist with Save the Children, Saving Newborn LivesClick 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 blog was cross-posted from an original post by HNN.Panelists give remarks at the Sharing Strategies for Integrating Maternal and Newborn Care: Strengthening the continuum side event in Geneva. Photo: PMNCHThe global health community gathered May 19 to recognize the importance of integrating maternal and newborn care and to celebrate the release of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) Progress Report May 2015 and Strategies Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM). The side session at the 68th World Health Assembly Integrating maternal and newborn care: Strengthening the continuum was standing room only as a panel of champions for integration of maternal and newborn health took the stage. Co-sponsored by the Governments of Malawi and Cameroon, this event was planned with the support of a wide range of partners.*Opening the event, Rajiv Bahl, Acting Director MCA, WHO, noted the how the unacceptable levels of maternal and newborn mortality and stillbirths impede the realization of healthy and sustainable societies. Yet 15 of the 18 countries, with the greatest burden of deaths and mortality rates, have taken concrete action. As moderator, Robin Gorna, Executive Director of the Partnership for Maternal Newborn & Child Health, underlined the importance of hearing from countries on success factors particularly through improving the quality and coverage of care through integrated strategies and programmes. She reflected on the synergies between these two strategies advancing efforts: ENAP discussed and endorsed at the World Health Assembly in 2014; and the EPMM launched this year at World Health Assembly.The Minister of Health of Cameroon, Mr. André Mama Fouda, the Minister of Health of Malawi Ms. Jean Kalilani and the Minister of Health of Peru Mr. Anibal Velásquez Valdivia spoke at the side event. Photo: PMNCHThree Ministers of Health shared perspectives on how implementation of the Every Newborn Action Plan together with maternal health interventions had improved health outcomes for mothers and babies in their countries. Cameroon’s Minister of Health, André Mama Fouda, noted that improving newborn health and preventing stillbirth is integrally linked to improving women’s health throughout the lifecourse. The Minister raised one of the key themes of the evening-the role of midwives in providing these essential, quality and integrated maternal and newborn health services. He noted he was happy and proud that new midwives were being trained in his country. Malawi’s Minister of Health, Jean Kalilani, highlighted efforts to increase access to family planning, reduce the age of marriage, and address cervical cancer as key strategies to reduce maternal mortality. These strategies will be linked to Malawi’s soon to be launched national Every Newborn Action Plan, developed in response to the government’s realization that Malawi was leading the world in pre-term births. Peru’s Minister of Health, Aníbal Velásquez Valdivia, discussed his country’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, which includes free access to basic health care for children younger than 5 years and for pregnant women, while giving priority to vulnerable populations living in extreme poverty.UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO representatives then shared how they are working across the continuum of care to strengthen care for women, newborns and children. Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid noted that over half of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in fragile and humanitarian settings, and the need for urgent action to provide quality care to women and babies in those settings. Calling for every birth to be counted, she also made a plea for greater attention to stillbirths and the enormous impact on women and communities. While panelists and audience members shared the specific perspectives from across governments, donors, healthcare professionals, advocates and youth, the core message was strikingly the same: health outcomes for mothers, their newborns and children are inextricably linked but strategies and programs to improve RMNCH are often planned, managed and delivered separately, and this must change. Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, called for an end to fragmented programs that separate the mother and child and challenged all in attendance to finally put women and children at the center of all development programs. Nina Schwalbe, Principal Adviser, Health, UNICEF, reminded us that we can’t take care of the child if we don’t take care of the mother.Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA makes remarks during the side event. At right is Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan. Photo: PMNCHConcluding the session, Marleen Temmerman, Director RHR, WHO, used photos of the reality on the ground as a sobering reminder that ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths requires action now by everyone, everywhere.As we prepare for the launch of the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents Health and the Sustainable Development Goals, there is an increased focus on reaching every woman, newborn, child and adolescent everywhere. The event, and the ENAP and EPMM strategies, demonstrate the importance of an integrated approach to improving quality services, a growing commitment to work and investment across the continuum of care, and propose complimentary targets to get us there. As a global health community success will rely on supporting an integrated approach in research, policies, health services, and advocacy for maternal and newborn survival — one that helps to finally put an end to the preventable deaths of women and their babies.*Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Share the Power to Reduce Maternal Mortality With the Rural Communities

first_imgPosted on October 17, 2015October 13, 2016By: Susan B. Aradeon, International Social and Behavior Change ConsultantClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)We failed to meet the MDG target for reducing maternal mortality largely because our indicators were confined to proxy medical solutions (SBA deliveries and ANC attendance).  We need to learn from the MDG underachievement.  Conservative estimates showed that 130-180 million women were expected to deliver at home from 2011-2015 with 90% of these births occurring in rural areas.[i] This order of magnitude implies that in the short and medium term, the vast majority of maternal lives cannot be saved by the SBA strategy alone.[ii]Timely emergency obstetric care evacuation with referral directly from the communities is an essential and feasible solution for saving the lives of the millions of rural women in low-resource settings.  This emergency referral approach overcomes the first two delays of maternal mortality (delayed decision to access care and delayed arrival at the facility) and integrates rural communities with our successes in overcoming the third delay (delayed provision of quality care at the facility).[iii] Provision of community-based misoprostol significantly strengthens this approach by preventing rapid deaths arising from postpartum hemorrhage.[iv]  Our e-poster at the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference (GMNHC), Community Communication Emergency Referrals Save Rural Women, the Greatest Equity Gap, reports on a very effective community mobilization solution based on an innovative communication approach and tools that overcome the first two delays.Our rural Community Communication approach contributed to saving thousands of maternal lives and increased the impact of the SBAs by 29% in a four-year UK Aid and Government of Norway project in northern Nigeria (Aradeon, S. B. and Doctor, H. V. submitted for publication).[v] Community Communication[vi] empowers low and non-literate women and men to become the communicators reaching deep into the community and making it easier for everyone to change. Instead of flip charts that remain with the health promoter, innovative communication body tools enable community members to lead informed discussions with small groups of their peers.For one type of body tool, participants say some new health information and do something with their bodies to remember it. For instance, participants say “fever” while they cross their arms over their chests and shiver. Participants easily learn, recall and share the new information with friends and family generating social pressure for change. In the rural areas, we used Community Communication to catalyze establishment of community savings, transport and blood donor schemes. The return home alive of evacuated women rapidly increased community commitment to responsibility for ending maternal deaths.In order to end the majority of preventable rural deaths, we still need a supplemental indicator to guide funders toward community mobilization for timely emergency obstetric and newborn care. For example, where relevant, governments and donors can establish the contribution of community mobilization to the number of lives saved by reporting on the number of emergency evacuations referred from specific communities triangulated with facility and transportation statistics that identify the evacuated women by name, community, complication and outcome. A similar approach can be established for newborn evacuations.Data management was and will be a major challenge; however, the proposed indicator has the advantage of recognizing the contribution of communities, families and individuals—crucial components of the health systems that we will be strengthening. Hopefully we’ll see you at GMNHC where we can continue to discuss the importance and implementation of community communication approaches to save maternal and newborn lives!Photo: “Motorcycle ambulance”© 2009 Julien Harneis, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:[i] Crowe, S., Utley, M., Costello, A. & Pagel, C. (2012). How many births in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will not be attended by a skilled birth attendant between 2011 and 2015? BioMed Central, Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12(4), retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral,com/1471-2393/12/4.[ii] Aradeon, S.B., Aminu A. & Doctor H.V. (2014). Towards Better Solutions for Reducing Maternal Mortality and the associated Handout, Integrating Community Communication Into the SBA Model for Reducing Maternal Mortality, Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 15-19, retrieved from[iii] Thaddeus, S. and Maine, D. (2009). Too far to walk: maternal mortality in context. Soc Sci Med. 1994; 38(8): 1091-1110.[iv] Wells, E. (2015). Put the power to reduce maternal mortality into women’s hands: Misoprostol. Maternal Health Task Force blog post, October 8, 2015.[v] PRRINN-MNCH Program. (2013). Final Report 2013: Better Maternal Child and Newborn Health in Northern Nigeria. Available from Accessed July 11, 2015[vi] Aradeon, S.B. and Soyoola, M. (2015). Part 0: Community Communication, in e-Manual for Community Communication: MNCH Interactive Health Promotion Sessions., Forthcoming.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Ensuring Safer Pregnancies for Kenyan Women in Urban Slums

first_imgPosted on June 7, 2017June 7, 2017By: Blessing Mberu, Head of Urbanization and Wellbeing, African Population and Health Research Center; Kanyiva Muindi, Research Officer, African Population and Health Research Center; Patricia Elungata, Teaching Assistant, McGill UniversityClick 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)Maharouf Oyolola also contributed to this article.Globally, there’s a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high at 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. Maternal mortality is a health indicator of the wide gaps between rich and poor, urban and rural areas within countries.The lack of appropriate maternal health services and an almost near absence of public health facilities within the slums has led to the reliance on for-profit health facilities. Most of the health facilities available in the slums face challenges like the lack of skilled personnel and necessary equipment to deal with maternal and child health emergencies. Transport costs and poverty are barriers to proper utilization of maternal health care services in the slums, leading to deaths of mothers during this critical period.Our study investigated factors associated with the timing and frequency of antenatal care (ANC) among women across the slums of Nairobi between 2000 and 2012. Our study concluded that the more educated a pregnant woman, the more likely she timely initiated antenatal visits and attended at least four clinics throughout her pregnancy. A mother with more children was less likely to begin clinic early and sought less than the recommended four visits for skilled care during pregnancy.Study findingsData analysis covered 1716 births prior to 2012 and 1305 births before 2000 seeking information on a mother’s use of antenatal services during the pregnancy. In the interviews, we asked women when and how frequently they had visited an antenatal clinic in the lead up to the birth of their last child.Our research found that a mother’s level of education and the number of children she has already had, as well as her ethnic background, influenced when she began attending clinic and how often she did. Mother’s level of education was protective against late initiation of ANC and making fewer than four ANC visits during the pregnancy. On the other hand, a higher number of children born to the mother was negatively associated with initiation and frequency of ANC visits.Challenges in accessing antenatal health careEarlier research has shown that the greatest challenge facing pregnant women living in both slum and urban areas is how soon they visited a clinic after finding out that they were pregnant. The beginning of antenatal visits is critically linked to managing complications and identifying high risk pregnancies so that appropriate follow-up visits can be arranged. The timing of the initial visit to the clinic is also very important because it gives a mother the full benefit of being cared for by a trained person.Many maternal deaths are caused by developments that can be prevented if they are detected early, and the earlier a woman visits a clinic the better. An early visit is defined as one in the first four months of pregnancy while a late one is a first visit made in the second or third trimester.The direct leading causes of maternal deaths in Kenya are:BleedingInfectionHigh blood pressureObstructed laborOther indirect causes are malaria, anemia, tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS.All of these are preventable causes that can be addressed through timely and adequate ANC provided through efficient referral systems, especially for medical emergencies.Our study did not investigate the direct or indirect causes of maternal deaths, however the above were cited to show that they are conditions that can be picked up during antenatal visits where proper care is provided. The study did not assess reasons for not attending antenatal clinic or following the national guidelines on attending antenatal clinics.Antenatal care adherenceKenya recommends that  mothers make at least four clinic visits during their pregnancies. These should be spread across the trimesters.This fits with global maternal health requirements that recommend that visits should take place before 16 weeks, between 16 and 28 weeks, at 28 to 32 weeks and about 36 weeks. During these appointments, the pregnant mothers receive the following:Iron and folic acid supplementationImmunization against maternal and neonatal tetanusMonitoring of blood pressureMaternal weightProtein in urineTesting for and management of various infections such as HIV and syphilisWay forwardThere are a number of steps the Kenyan government can take to ensure optimal use of ANC among the urban poor. For example, it could address cultural beliefs, reaching out to teenage mothers and those who have had children before and don’t think it’s necessary to attend a clinic. The government should also consider providing free antenatal services to slums, similar to the free child immunization programs it has in place countrywide. This would ensure that all women – regardless of their education and economic situation – have access to vital services.This post originally appeared on The Conversation.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Strategies to Improve Maternal Health in Urban India: Responding to Urbanization and Migration

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 18, 2017September 19, 2017By: Piyasree Mukherjee, CEO, Foundation for Mother and Child Health IndiaClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Over the past decade, India has implemented several programs with the aim of improving maternal health nationwide, but the latest data reveal that progress has been inconsistent. Maharashtra, a large state in western India, has seen some improvement but still has a long way to go. For example, in 2016, a mere 36% of women in urban Maharashtra received at least four antenatal care visits that included administration of a tetanus toxoid injection and iron folic acid supplementation, and nearly half of pregnant women in this area were found to be anemic.By the beginning of the new millennium, Maharashtra had experienced rapid urbanization and migration, both of which have important implications for health systems. Mumbai city had the highest rate of in-migration between 1990 and 2001 compared to the rest of the country. As greater proportions of the population continue to move into India’s cities, more infrastructure, supplies and human resources are needed—especially because of the exclusion of poor migrants from the health care system in urban India. Among 35 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, India has the lowest ratio of hospitals beds per population at just one bed for every 2,000 people. This shortage demonstrates the kind of pressure that population growth and migration put on India’s health system.Over-crowding, however, is just one example of India’s health care system challenges. People migrating into Maharashtra—especially to urban centers such as Mumbai—often avoid local health facilities. The under-utilization of maternal health services occurs for several reasons, including language and cultural differences. One of the greatest barriers to health care access for migrants is the government’s requirement that everyone is issued an “Aadhar” identity document. The Indian government has recently announced that the identification scheme of Aadhar will be linked with a number of central government-sponsored schemes, which may have important implications for access to maternal health care.4 strategies to improve maternal health in urban areasThe Foundation for Mother and Child Health in India has learned lessons that may be helpful to other program implementers and policymakers working to improve maternal health in urban settings—particularly those undergoing rapid migration:Integration of services: Currently, separate agencies provide health and nutrition services to pregnant women, and recent migrants often struggle to find each service location. Offering a “one-stop” location that integrates several types of services could help to increase utilization.Multi-sectoral collaboration: Partnerships with non-profit organizations and private sector actors represent an opportunity to develop and test innovative solutions, including leveraging technology platforms to facilitate the identification of high-risk pregnancies and resource gaps.Support for frontline health workers: Frontline health workers are the primary influencers at the community level and often have important insights into challenges and opportunities on the ground. These providers need high quality education and training, support from the wider health system and access to accurate and updated information on maternal health in their communities in order to do their jobs well.Investing in research: Rigorous research studies that involved the collection of comprehensive, accurate data is critical to understanding maternal health challenges and planning interventions to address these challenges.—Learn more about maternal health in urban settings.Watch a video from a 2013 discussion titled “Maternal Health in India: Emerging Priorities,” which was co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) as part of the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health Series.Subscribe to receive new posts from the MHTF blog in your inbox.Interested in writing for the MHTF blog? Read our guest post guidelines and tell us about your idea!Share this:last_img read more

Cannes 2019: Kangana Ranaut’s plunging neckline thigh-slit gown is the ultimate definition of sexy

first_imgKangana Ranaut is owning the style game like no other celebrity at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival.The actress has taken the French Riviera by storm with her bold looks. For her fifth look, the Queen actress chose to teach us how to enjoy the yacht life in the French Riviera.Kangana took to her Instagram account to share with her fans a few of the images that have literally put the internet of fire.The actress chose an extremely plunging neckline gown by Ralph and Russo. The blue and pink gown that had a halter neck also had a rather risque thigh-high slit. We think she looks really gorgeous.The Simran actress paired her stunning gown with pink and blue strap heels which increased the sexy factor of the entire ensemble.On her third day of Cannes, Kangana has been owning the fashion game with her makeup. She sported bold eyes with winged eyeliner that was so on point, we have never seen anything like this before.This look is goals. Kangana has given us some of the most iconic red carpets looks this year at the Festival de Cannes.ALSO SEE | Cannes 2019: Kangana Ranaut brings back the glorious 70s in off-shoulder crop top and skirt. See picsALSO SEE | Kangana Ranaut goes for fierce goddess vibes in gorgeous white gown at Cannes 2019 partyALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra: Desi divas raise the temperature at Cannes 2019last_img read more

Film Room: A Closer Look at Mason Rudolph and His Pro Prospects

first_imgPlant foot is literally facing backwards. Bad footwork = bad ball placement.— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) May 7, 2017It was a lot of fun watching all of these games again, this period of the year is what I call the sports death hole and got me excited about football again. My summary would be that Rudolph is an excellent QB and a really strong candidate to be a good NFL QB as well. I think he needs to shore up some of his footwork issues and work on short/intermediate throws, but I think he’s in line for a big year. At this point I would rank him 4th overall for QBs in regards to the 2018 NFL Draft and pretty much a lock for 1st round pick.One more thing, someone please take the WVU 2015 offensive tape and set it on fire. I have no idea how we won that game. Prob shouldn’t have thrown into double coverage but great touch right in between 2 defenders. Hold on 66, called back ?— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) May 7, 2017This is one of my main knocks on Wyoming’s Josh Allen, who I’m sure most of you have heard rumors on him being a prime candidate for the No. 1 overall pick next year. I’m not on that bandwagon. He has a cannon arm but really only throws fastball and doesn’t show consistent touch. A big arm will only get you so far, just ask Jeff George. Rudolph shows great touch on a variety of throws in the games listed above, being able to diagnose the coverage and drop balls with accuracy into tight windows.One of my favorites. This is NFL throw. Anticipation, Ball thrown before MA clears LB. Big 4th down conversion.— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) May 7, 2017I think Rudolph has plenty of velocity, this was shown on a few 10-18 yard out routes that were on the opposite hash and was able to get the ball there fine. The issue here is consistency, and I pair this with not being 100 percent confident in all of this throws. You could chart every single out route or hitch in intermediate range (10-18 yards) outside of the hashes and he throws with tremendous velocity and accuracy at an unbelievable rate. Actually I don’t think I recall one throw where he had sufficient time that he missed in that area. Simply put, it’s his best throw.Where you see inconsistencies are on quick passes in the slot and throws over the middle – both in accuracy and velocity. He just doesn’t seem as comfortable here, however there are plenty of examples where he is given time and rips a ball with good ball placement. It absolutely needs to be a point of emphasis this season, more consistency is needed. NOTE: coming into this study I was under the impression Rudolph was really strong in intermediate throws over the middle, I was wrong to a certain extent.There is a lot of discussion on Rudolph’s deep ball, specifically Pro Football Focus designating him as one of the best in this area. This certainly showed up on the tape. He showed consistent ability to throw the ball deep with accuracy and touch. He rarely overthrows deep balls (I believe I counted four in those six games, OSU throws the ball deep a lot), and if he misses he will short arm it a tad.I can live with this because I think it still gives the WR a chance to go up and get the ball. Especially with the back shoulder throws these days and how WRs are taught to look back, it’s an effective strategy. Given the ability of Lacy, Washington and Ateman to go up and high point underthrown balls, it’s not really a huge issue.His mobility will probably be something that will be discussed at length throughout the year. Rudolph has average athleticism, he is better really in more of a straight line running. I think his lateral quickness is actually below average. His pocket presence is solid, but at times is unable to bounce out of the picket and buy more time. A huge part of pocket presence isn’t really running, it’s slight movements up/back/left/right to buy just 1-2 more seconds to get a pass off.He is able to pick up first downs on the ground at times.Another problem is for Rudolph to consistently deliver good balls he really needs to have time and have his feet set, I don’t necessarily think his mobility will enable him to break away from consistent pressure to do this.Rudolph really struggles with short passes, under five yards and at or behind the line of scrimmage. You can clearly see at times that his footwork falls apart here, and like I mentioned earlier shows little/no confidence on some of these throws. A lot of these throws call for him to get set and throw the ball immediately after the snap, and it’s just not his comfort zone. I charted at least nine throws that were high on routes seven yards or less, there were other ones that were wide or short as well. He has a tendency to float some of these balls as well, which supports my theory that he doesn’t feel confident enough to throw the ball with zip. More often than not these balls were so bad they were incomplete or so high they gave the WR no opportunity for YAC. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img Friend of the blog Adam Lunt (follow him on Twitter) broke down some Mason Rudolph film recently after all the buzz No. 2 has been getting for the 2018 NFL Draft. Hope you guys enjoy his evaluation of QB1.I recently did a pretty extensive film study of Mason Rudolph, I also did one on what are considered the top six QBs in next year’s NFL Draft – Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Luke Falk, and Lamar Jackson. My hope was this would provide some context on my evaluation of Rudolph, hopefully to shake off any orange-colored glasses that I may or may not have. I have a mild obsession with the NFL Draft, specifically QBs and OL as they are the two hardest positions to scout in my opinion.I think a good starting point with Rudolph is his leadership and “intangible” qualities. I really like the Bill Parcells method of evaluating QBs, I’ve listed the requirements below. He pretty much knocks all of these out of the park. He almost qualifies for all of these with one full season left.Be a three year starter – CHECKBe a senior in college – CHECKGraduate from college – CHECK (assumption)Start 30 games – CHECKWin 23 games – CHECKPost a 2-1 touchdown to interception ratio – CHECKTally a completion rate of 60% or higher – CHECKI’ve seen every snap Mason Rudolph has ever played in college. However most of those games were viewed live after one or two beers (or something around there) so I went back and watched every snap of the following games — @WVU 2015, Ole Miss 2015, Central Michigan 2016, Pitt 2016, Texas 2016, and Colorado 2016.Some things that you will hear on Rudolph all season while getting geared up for the draft next year will be the scheme he plays in and how it doesn’t expand into more complex route combinations and coverage reads. I think it’s a fair assessment, OSU’s offense is quite simple in terms of progressions and also route trees and doesn’t include a ton of anticipation throws.The core routes are go route, hitch, out, smash/corner, slant, seam and dig. There are a few good examples of Rudolph going through proper progressions but only a handful where he makes it to a 3rd option, which is usually some type of check down.These are the types of things NFL teams will hold against Rudolph come April 2018. Personally I don’t put a lot of stock in this, but I know a lot of people involved in draft process will. With the NFL going to more spread-based concepts by the day, I think Rudolph is more than competent enough to pick up on a NFL playbook.One thing that really pops out at you immediately is Rudolph’s touch. One of his best strengths is knowing when drive the ball on a rope or try to put more air underneath it to hit a certain spot, this is a big deal specifically in layered coverage you will see in the NFL. There are some really great examples of this, two throws to Austin Hays actually come to mind from Texas and Colorado games in addition to the dime he threw to McKleskey against Texas for a TD.last_img read more

Five Questions for Mike Gundy and Co. on Tuesday

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. With Day 1 of Big 12 Media Days in the books, we turn our attention to Oklahoma State’s appearance on the second day. Mike Gundy will close out the festivities with his press conference (hopefully a metaphor for the season, yes?) and we will hear from Chad Whitener, Zach Sinor, James Washington and Mason Rudolph as well.Here are a few questions we have for them entering the second day of fun in Frisco.1. How do you run a high-level organization on a start-up budget?Wins in the last eight years: Oklahoma State (77-27) | Oklahoma (81-24)Revenue last year: Oklahoma State ($93.7M) | Oklahoma ($150.4M)How is this possible, and how is Mike Gundy (of all people!) so good at it?AdChoices广告2. Where can Mason Rudolph most improve?The soon-to-be first rounder is the complete package, but I’m curious about where he (and his coach) thinks he has the most room to improve. I have a hunch about what the answer will be, but I’m still intrigued by the question.3. Has Gundy accidentally stumbled onto the cutting edge?Think about all the trends Gundy has been out in front of. From not hitting in practice to satellite camps to uniforms to leveraging social media to creating an app to contorting an offense to fit his personnel to hiring Dana Holgorsen. Gundy, for as conservative as he’s been in play-calling, has been stunningly liberal elsewhere. I’m curious if he had a vision for all of this or if he just sort of fell backwards into it.4. How does Bob Stoops’ leaving affect the way Gundy sees the Big 12?We probably won’t get a straight answer for this one, but I’d still like to ask it. An offshoot of this one would be what he would tell the 33-year-old Lincoln Riley embarking on the toughest journey of his professional life.5. Why does nobody seem concerned about the defense?OSU is operating with corners who have never started at OSU, a safety who has never played the position and a host of new players up front on the defensive line. And yet everyone seems pretty … unaffected by it all. What do they know that the rest of us don’t?last_img read more

Report: Bournemouth 2 Newcastle 2

first_imgBournemouth 2 Newcastle United 2: Hosts in thrilling fightback after Gayle double Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 00:56 25/2/2018 GayleCook-Cropped Getty Images A Dwight Gayle double was cancelled out by a late Bournemouth comeback as the hosts drew with relegation rivals Newcastle United. Dan Gosling completed a dramatic late comeback as Bournemouth came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw with relegation rivals Newcastle United.Rafael Benitez’s side travelled to the Vitality Stadium after a shock 1-0 victory over Manchester United last time out, and looked like making it back-to-back Premier League wins after Dwight Gayle twice pounced on poor goalkeeping from Asmir Begovic.After allowing Gayle to beat him to a low delivery for the 17th-minute opener, Begovic enabled the former Crystal Palace striker to double his tally on the stroke of half-time as he let another cross slip under him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Bournemouth pushed to find a way back into the game, and a lifeline arrived courtesy of a fantastic long-range effort from Adam Smith 10 minutes from time.And parity was restored in the 89th minute as former Newcastle midfielder Gosling turned home from Nathan Ake’s ball into the box.Newcastle did cling on for a draw but missed a chance to go four points clear of the drop. The Magpies are two clear of the bottom three with Bournemouth three further ahead of them, a run of just one defeat in eight top-flight games cold comfort for Benitez after the late setback.A point apiece, as the Cherries come back from 2-0 down… #BOUNEW | #afcb— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) February 24, 2018It took 10 minutes for either goalkeeper to be forced into a save as Martin Dubravka, coming off an impressive debut against Jose Mourinho’s men, sprung to his left to parry Callum Wilson’s effort on the turn.But, after Kenedy had fired over with a pair of long-range efforts, Newcastle took the lead with a well-worked move.Jonjo Shelvey played a brilliant ball down the right for Matt Ritchie, whose low cross eventually fell to Gayle as he won a challenge with Begovic before nonchalantly backheeling the ball into the empty net.Ritchie then curled wide from 25 yards out as Newcastle continued in the ascendancy.Junior Stanislas and Gosling both lashed volleys over before Newcastle, having struggled to retain possession in the closing stages of the first half, doubled their advantage against the run of play.Paul Dummett’s cross to the far post was met by Ayoze Perez, the Spaniard’s pull back going through the legs of Begovic and finding Gayle, who was presented with another tap-in.28 – Dwight Gayle has now netted 28 league goals since the start of last season, more than twice as many as any other player for Newcastle (Matt Ritchie next on 13). Sharp. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2018 Bournemouth had a penalty claim waved away by Roger East in the opening stages of the second half after Jamaal Lascelles collided with Ryan Fraser.Perez and Shelvey spurned gilt-edged chances to make it three either side of a fine Dubravka save from Steve Cook, and those wasted opportunities ultimately proved costly as Smith fired a stunning strike in off the bar before Gosling struck with a confident side-foot finish as a previously composed Newcastle defence crumbled.There was still time for Bournemouth to pull off a remarkable turnaround but Newcastle did at least save a point, yet they still have plenty of work to do to preserve their top-flight status.Key Opta Stats:- Bournemouth have picked up 13 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, a joint-high along with Everton.- Newcastle failed to win a Premier League game after being two goals up at half-time for the first time since February 2012 (2-2 v Wolves).- Bournemouth have gone eight Premier League home games without a clean sheet, their longest-ever run without a shutout at the Vitality Stadium in the competition.- Newcastle bagged two first-half goals away from home for the first time in the Premier League since March 2014 against Hull.- Dwight Gayle ended a run of 11 Premier League appearances without a goal, via his first Premier League double since May 2016. read morelast_img read more

Lampard: England have plenty of leaders

first_imgWorld Cup England have plenty of leaders and can go far, says Lampard Chris Wheatley Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 6/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane England 2018 Getty Images World Cup England The former Chelsea midfielder has urged the leaders in the England team to step up and deliver at Russia 2018 Frank Lampard believes England have the potential to go far at the World Cup and has urged the more experienced players to step up and showcase their leadership credentials.Lampard was part of an England side which headed out of the 2014 World Cup and didn’t get past the group stage but he remains hopeful that Gareth Southgate’s side will fare better during the tournament in Russia.The former Chelsea midfielder also thinks that the tournament could provide the perfect platform for England’s more experienced faces to show off their credentials and guide the Three Lions into the latter stages of the tournament. Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “I am hopeful about England’s chances,” Lampard told Goal at BBC media day.“I think expectancy levels are slightly less and that is probably a good thing for the squad. They have a good team in terms of youth, particularly in attacking areas. England have some good players who are playing very well for their clubs in the Premier League.”I just hope it can come together. Gareth Southgate is working very hard with the squad. We can certainly beat teams on our day. It is about getting momentum at the tournament. I expect us to get through our group and then we will see how far we can go.“The World Cup is the time for new leaders to come out. Henderson is showing leadership at Liverpool in their run to the Champions League final, Kane in his performances and stature in the game is a leader.”So I think there are players who are already leaders and will become leaders. And tournaments like the World Cup are moments when you have to stand up a little bit. I’d like to think England are not short on leaders.”England Under-17s World Cup finalEngland’s youth teams have had considerable success over the past year, including triumphs at the European Under-17 Championships and 2017 Under-20 World Cup, and Lampard says that the relationships formed at youth level will leave the senior team in good stead going into future tournaments.“Everyone is doing the same now with youth setup and I think England were late to the party. The Spanish, French and Germans have had their academies for years and now England have that as well,” he added.”And you are seeing the benefits with underage teams winning tournaments. But competition remains high across the board and we have talented groups of youngsters coming through in groups, which is great because it allows them to form relationships as they grow up.”And hopefully we can have success again at major tournaments in the next five to 10 years.”Indeed, England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game, and face Panama on Sunday. They will take on Belgium next week.The BBC will provide extensive coverage of World Cup 2018 across TV, radio and online from June 14.last_img read more

Pogba: It may be my last World Cup

first_imgWorld Cup It may be my last World Cup – ‘Realistic’ Pogba determined to reign in Russia Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 20:38 6/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) World Cup France Manchester United Denmark v France Denmark Premier League Paul Pogba Knowing he is not certain to play in any future tournaments, the Manchester United midfielder is desperate to win the trophy this summer Paul Pogba wants to help France win the 2018 World Cup as he is “realistic” over the possibility of never playing in the tournament again.The Manchester United midfielder has helped Les Bleus record wins over Australia and Peru in Russia, sending them through to the last 16 with a game to spare in Group C.However, Didier Deschamps’ side have yet to dazzle ahead of their clash with second-place Denmark on Tuesday, with Pogba’s performances once again coming under intense media scrutiny. Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar However, having missed out on glory on home soil at Euro 2016, where France lost to Portugal in the final, the 25-year-old is less interested in what his critics have to say and is instead focused only on making sure France lift the trophy on July 15.”Maybe it’s my last World Cup, we do not know,” he told reporters.”I’m really enjoying myself, I’m going to forget the critics, do my talking on the pitch as it’s the only answer. “I give my best for my jersey, my team, for France. I really want to win this World Cup.”Asked why it could be his last tournament, considering his age, Pogba replied: “I’m realistic about the fact that it may be my last World Cup.”We do not know what’s going to happen tomorrow, maybe I’ll be injured or there will be players who will outperform me.”But I hope to do more than one. Some players do not even play one World Cup in their careers.”last_img read more