BSF jawan killed in Pak. firing, Valley tense after Ismail’s death

first_imgAs fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan left a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan dead in Jammu, the situation in Kashmir remained tense in the wake of killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Ismail and his associate in an encounter.A BSF spokesman said Constable Bijender Bahadur was fired upon from Pakistani side around 12:20 a.m on the International Border in Jammu’s Arnia Sector.“Mr. Bahadur was on the duty at forward point along the fence when he sustained a bullet injury on left side of abdomen. He later succumbed,” said the BSF spokesman.Following the incident, the BSF said intermittent fire continued from both sides till morning, including mortar fire.A wreath laying ceremony was held for the slain constable, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, at the BSF headquarter in Paloura.Kashmir tenseIn the wake of killing of Pakistani militant Ismail, most schools and colleges in several Valley districts were closed as restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar city to thwart any protests after Friday prayers.There were prohibitory orders under the police stations of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal.No traffic was allowed. Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid were also disallowed. Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who leads the prayers there, was placed under house arrest.Train service also remained suspended across Kashmir Valley.Meanwhile, the bodies of Ismail, mastermind behind the July 10 attack on Amarnath pilgrims, and his Pakistani associate Chota Qasim were laid to rest in a graveyard located in Baramulla’s sparsely populated hillside.The killings sparked sporadic protests in south Kashmir as protesters held funeral prayers in absentia for the slain militants.A protest was also held in Kashmir University, where all exams being held on Friday were postponed.Encounter video goes viralA purported video of the Nowgam encounter, where these two militants were killed, went viral online on Friday.The video, wherein security personnel allegedly were placing feet on the bodies and pose for pictures, was also stopped by Facebook, according to the netizens.The Army has taken “cognizance of the video”.“The trampling of the bodies by the forces is condemnable. Only rogue forces disrespect the bodies,” said Dukhataran-e-Millat spokesman Nasreen.Meanwhile, separatists and militant conglomerate United Jehad Council (UJC) paid tributes to the slain militants.last_img read more

MiG-21 crashes near Bikaner, pilot ejects safely

first_imgA MiG-21 fighter aircraft on a routine mission crashed on Friday after it was airborne from the Nal Air Force station near Bikaner in Rajasthan.The pilot ejected safely, the Air Force said. Initial inputs indicated the likely cause as a bird strike after the take-off, an IAF spokesperson said, adding that a court of inquiry would investigate the cause of the accident.last_img

Top two volleyball clubs in Superliga collide in yet another championship duel

first_imgView comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Davao hammers listless Bacoor; Cebu triumphs They have been the two best clubs in the Philippine Superliga and, as another championship unfolds, Petron and F2 Logistics are all set for yet another heavyweight showdown.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuecenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The Blaze Spikers and the Cargo Movers collide at 6 p.m. on Saturday as Game 1 of the All-Filipino Conference best-of-three championship series blasts off at Mall of Asia Arena.It’s the fifth straight finals that Petron and F2 Logistics will face each other, underscoring the rise of their rivalry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe two teams have seven titles between them.At 4 p.m., Cignal and Generika-Ayala collide in the bronze-medal match. Petron opened the conference with 10 consecutive victories in the preliminary round, before whipping Sta. Lucia and Cignal in the playoffs, to keep its hopes of sweeping the conference alive.“We can’t think of the sweep right away; our mission is to win the title first and foremost,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos.“If in the process of winning the title, we sweep all our games, then well and good.”Three years ago, the franchise, made up of an entirely different core, won all its 14 matches to clinch the All-Filipino title.This time, Petron will rely on heavyweights Mika Reyes, Aiza Pontillas, Ces Molina, Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons.ADVERTISEMENT In Petron’s way is a solid crew culled from the country’s most successful college program of late headed by Ramil de Jesus, one of the best local volleyball coaches these days.“We have to be realistic because F2 Logistics also has a solid lineup, a good coaching system and they have been playing together for a long time,” added Delos Santos, whose wards dominated the Cargo Movers in their first encounter, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-20.F2’s core is forged from La Salle’s volleyball program, with the likes of Cha Cruz-Behag, Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron, Kim Kianna Dy and Kim Fajardo leading the charge.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’last_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: New Zealand’s road to semi-finals

first_imgNew Zealand stormed into the semi-finals without losing any of their league matches by beating India, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. New Zealand take on England in the first semi-final of the World Twenty20 today.Beat India by 47 runsKane Williamson’s gamble to compromise on speed and pick three specialist spinners paid off as New Zealand humbled hosts India by 47 runs in a spin-dominated Super 10 contest.Opting to bat first, New Zealand posted 126/7 on a rank turner in Nagpur. The total looked insufficient going by India’s proficiency against spin bowling.New Zealand’s three-pronged spin attack, however, ensured it was more than enough as Mitchell Santner (4-11), Nathan McCullum (2-15) and the Indian-born Ish Sodhi (3-18) wrecked the hosts who folded for 79 in 18.1 overs.Beat Australia by 8 runsNew Zealand beat Australia by eight runs in a Group Two match at the World Twenty20 in Dharamsala. Opting to bat first, New Zealand posted 142/8 and restricted Australia to 134/9 to record their second successive victory in the tournament.Beat Pakistan by 22 runsAfter posting a mammoth total of 180/5, New Zealand restricted Pakistan to 158/8 beating them by 22 runs to cement their place in the semi-finals. Despite a blazing start by openers Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shahzad, who scored 47 (25) and 30 (32) respectively, others failed to capitalize on the launching pad provided by the two. Khalid Latif made (3), Umar Akmal (24), captain Shahid Afridi (19), Shoaib Malik (15) and Sarfraz Ahmed (11) for Pakistan.In-form opener Martin Guptill was the star of New Zealand innings who smashed 80 runs off just 48 balls to lift his side to 180/5 in the Super 10 encounter.advertisementBeat Bangladesh by 75 runsNew Zealand kept their unbeaten record intact at the World Twenty20 when they thumped Bangladesh by 75 runs in their last Group 2 match on a tricky wicket. Bangladesh were dismissed for 70 in 15.4 overs after fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman had grabbed 5 for 22 but still couldn’t stop New Zealand from scoring a competitive 145/8.New Zealand’s fourth successive victory was halted for 11 minutes when one of the light towers at Eden Gardens went off in the 11th over with Bangladesh at 45-6 before medium fast Grant Elliott (3-12) and legspinner Ish Sodhi (3-21) finished off the match quickly.last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri soaked in champagne as Leicester City receive EPL trophy

first_imgWith an English Premier League winner’s medal around his neck, Claudio Ranieri was preparing to reflect on the emotions of Saturday’s trophy presentation ceremony away from the boisterous partying on the field.The first championship-winning players in Leicester’s 132-year history had other ideas.Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gatecrashed the news conference with the trophy, accompanied by champagne-carrying defender Christian Fuchs.Soon Ranieri was being sprayed with the bubbly along with the front row of journalists – and laptops. Fuchs then emptied the bottle on Ranieri while embracing his manager.The party has officially started. #havingaparty Leicester City (@LCFC) May 7, 2016There’s a lot you can get away with when you have just delivered a 64-year-old manager his first top flight title and helped to transform 5,000-1 long-shots into one of the most improbable champions in sports history.What an incredible moment! #lcfc #havingaparty Leicester City (@LCFC) May 7, 2016As he dried out, Ranieri was asked if the hijinks demonstrated the strong team spirit.”Yes,” Ranieri said. “Without respect!”Ranieri was full of respect for the team’s performance before receiving the trophy. The title was secured without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham was held to a draw by Chelsea, but the Foxes were full of their usual vigor against Everton on Saturday, sweeping to a 3-1 victory.It was fitting the goals were provided by Jamie Vardy and Andy King.Vardy’s striking endeavors have powered Leicester to the title, and the striker took his season tally to 24 against Everton. The former non-league player was just five minutes into his return from a two-game suspension before turning in King’s cross.advertisementKing, the only member of the team who was in the third tier with Leicester in 2009, then slotted into the net in the 33rd minute after Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year Riyad Mahrez weaved his way through the hapless Everton defense.Vardy won and converted a penalty in the 65th but he missed out on a hat trick when he blazed another spot kick over the crossbar. The Leicester miracle doesn’t always go to script.”Nothing can spoil today,” said Vardy who scored in a Premier League record 11 consecutive games during the season. “It’s been a very long and hard process to get where I am today.”Not even Kevin Mirallas’ late consolation for Everton could dampen Leicester’s spirits before captain Wes Morgan collected the trophy.”I asked the players, ‘Show me now you are the champions, the stadium is full, all the world is behind you to watch how you play,'” Ranieri said. “Our strength was concentration.”Ranieri was serenaded before the match on the field by tenor Andrea Bocelli – one of hundreds of Italians who came to witness a party 132 years in the making masterminded by their compatriot.Teams still scrabbling for points to survive in the Premier League will be drawing inspiration from Leicester. The central England team was in their position in the closing stages of last season before staging an escape as stunning perhaps as this season’s title charge.last_img read more

Perfecting Your Resume [Checklist]

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ 4.2★ 3.1★ SALES Keller Williams Loves Park, IL Sales Inspector Clark Pest Control Modesto, CA Roofing Sales Matt’s Roofing and Gutters Remote Sales Associate Belle Tire Auburn Hills, MI 4.2★ But perhaps more importantly, you must find a way to quantify the experience you list out. Our guide encourages you to use concrete data points whenever possible, and Rasmussen agrees. “It is very tempting to do the old copy and paste of your current job description into your employment experience, but a critical element of success here is to demonstrate the ‘so what?’ by creating concise bulleted sentences that take tasks and put them into practical application with measurable results,” she says. “For example, you don’t want to say you met with clients. It’s much better to say, ‘generated $50,000 surge in new revenue after meeting with clients to better understand how company products could fit their needs.’” In other words, “complete the thought of what you want to say and provide the impact not the task.”Ask a Resume Writer: How Do I Make My Resume More Competitive?Include other positions. Our guide advises you to include all your positions—even those that may not directly relate to the job for which you are applying. Why? Because those jobs can still be used to show off the skills you have and will presumably use in your new job and at your new place of work. Plus, “career movement is critical for job seekers,” Rasmussen says. “Employers like to hire movers and shakers, so how are you demonstrating traction? Make sure that professional development is on your resume checklist so you can show employers that you have current job knowledge, minimal skill gaps, and are well-poised to contribute thought leadership that will propel companies into meeting future clients’ needs as well as industry changes.”Why Are Employers Calling Me Overqualified?Use keywords. When you’re writing or editing your resume, make sure to check the job listing for relevant keywords you can add to your document. It’s important for those keywords to make their way onto resume because many companies use tech that scans applications for keywords. And if the tech can’t find the words it’s looking for, your resume could end up in the trash.How to Use Keywords to Make a Resume Recruiters NoticeMake it human-friendly, too. While you need to optimize your resume for technology, as described above, you also need to make it human-friendly by “putting the things most relevant and interesting to this job up top,” the Glassdoor guide recommends. “Remember, hiring managers spend an average of six seconds looking at your resume, so you want to [very, very] quickly catch their eye.” Revise—and revise again. The last thing on your checklist should be to reread your work, checking for errors in both grammar and spelling, and any missed opportunities to show off your skills. Even resume writers edit their work. “Resume writers must embrace perfection yet they are also human and therefore prone to making mistakes,” Rasmussen says. “The best words of advice I received about writing a resume then editing was to read the document from the bottom up. We are trained to skim from top down, and that’s where our eyes can completely skip over or block out glaring issues. Reading the resume from the top up is challenging though.” You may also want to have another person—a trusted friend, colleague, career coach, or mentor—read over your work before submitting it. “When you have read something a thousand times, a fresh pair of eyes can help zero in on mistakes,” Rasmussen points out.Click Below to Download! Sales Consultant US Auto Sales Charlotte, NC Sales Associate Eclipse Marketing (MI) Dearborn, MI 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ 3.7★ N/A Sales Insurance Broker The Summers Family Services Remote 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Available Sales Jobs N/A 23 hours ago 23h Sales Representative Airemaster of Las Cruces NM El Paso, TX 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Sales Professional Ben Bridge Jeweler, Inc. Portland, OR 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ Sales Specialist Sumitomo Riko Bluffton, OH N/A 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Your Christmas wish list isn’t the only list you need to read and check twice. A resume checklist—a list of must-dos for your resume—can be essential for job search success. “Most of the time, people just dive head-first into the resume, with a purpose of including everything and the kitchen sink,” according to Dawn Rasmussen, certified resume writer and founder of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services. But, “without a checklist, people often end up including non-essential information and forget critical things,” she points out. With a resume checklist, you can avoid mistakes and “provide a potential employer with the exact information that they are seeking,” Rasmussen says. But what should go on it?Glassdoor has created an easy-peasy guide to help you craft the perfect resume, along with a checklist you can read and tick off as you write. But below, you’ll find the TL;DR version, in which we and Rasmussen walk you through the essentials of any good resume checklist. Design matters. According to Glassdoor’s guide, you shouldn’t go overboard with intricate or decorative resume templates. Instead, stick to styles with sufficient white space and an 11-point font. What’s more, Rasmussen recommends placing your target job title at the top of a resume. “Every resume should have a target job title headline at the top of the document,” she says. “This acts as an introduction so the reader’s expectations are shaped as to what they can anticipate reading about. This job title headline acts as a clarifying driver and a lynchpin.” Here’s What the Perfect Resume Looks LikeList your experience. In your experience section, you must include—at a minimum—the following information:Each company you’ve worked forYour titleThe dates you worked thereSeveral bullet points that describe your key accomplishments and responsibilities See more Sales jobslast_img read more

The Best Jobs and Career Advice for Economics Majors

first_img Entry-Level Economics Major Jobs Don’t feel pressured to immediately select your dream career  — start small by simply identifying where your passions lie. For example, if you really enjoy identifying trends in data and crunching numbers, you would likely be well-suited for a field such as data science or statistics. If you love learning about how legislation affects the market, you might consider pursuing a career in policy. Research which titles are associated with each field, and browse open roles on Glassdoor to get a better idea of what your job options are.It’s also worth considering which kind of working environment is best for you based on your personality and work style. If you want to move quickly and make a big impact, you may want to consider working at a small, nimble startup. If you’re passionate about serving the public good, a career in government may be for you. And if you want to work with large data sets and have significant resources at your team’s disposal, you may want to work for a larger, more established company or financial institution. Where to Begin Your Career After Getting an Economics Degree Job Search Tips for Economics Majors Skills for Economics Majors Regardless of your major, many of the typical job search tips will apply — for example, it’s always a good idea to network with others in your field, research the companies you’re interested in and rehearse before an interview. But there are a few things that economics majors should be particularly mindful of.Think outside the box. Most economics majors know that there are plenty of job opportunities for them in finance and government, but don’t discount the private sector! Many companies, especially in tech, are increasingly seeing the value of hiring economists, and roles in demand forecasting and data science are available everywhere from retail companies to software as a service (SaaS) companies.Go on as many informational interviews as possible. Because there are so many different career paths within economics, it’s critical that you research your options thoroughly. While you can certainly find a lot of information online, there’s nothing quite like talking to somebody firsthand to understand what a certain job involves and how you can make your application stand out. Not sure who to go to? Turn to your friends, family, online network, alumni associations and professional organizations for contacts.Hone your technical skills. In today’s high tech, data-driven world, hard skills reign supreme. Look up which technologies, software programs and coding languages are associated with the field you’re interested in, and then familiarize yourself with them. For instance, many economists in private sector jobs regularly use R and Python, so gaining a working knowledge of those languages is sure to impress. Learn More Most Common Jobs for Economics Majors With so many options, where should you begin your internship search as an economics major? Here are a few ideas to get you started.Economics InternshipsFinance InternshipsGovernment InternshipsAccounting InternshipsConsulting InternshipsTech InternshipsPolicy Internships If you’re majoring in economics, congratulations — you will likely be entering a lucrative field! In fact, Glassdoor found that economics was one of the highest-paying college majors. Some of the most common jobs for economics majors include:Financial AnalystAccountantResearcherInvestment AnalystBusiness Analystcenter_img The skills you gain from studying economics are invaluable in an era where companies are increasingly looking for candidates with a quantitative background. Your economics studies will give you tools that are highly desirable in the workplace, such as:Data analysisMathematicsQuantitative reasoningCritical thinkingKnowledge of how markets operateAn understanding of business Top Jobs for Economics Majors EconomistAverage Base Pay: $102,339/yrEconomists interpret data, perform research, identify trends and make predictions based on the information that they gather. Contrary to popular belief, economists don’t just work for the federal government or think tanks — it’s one of the hottest jobs in tech right now, and many other mainstream companies are jumping on the trend as well.Data ScientistAverage Base Pay: $117,345/yrWith a high job satisfaction rating, median base pay and number of open jobs, Data Scientist has earned the #1 spot on Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America list for four years in a row. At their core, Data Scientists look at large volumes of data in order to identify trends and derive insights. This information is then used to influence business decisions.ActuaryAverage Base Pay: $105,031/yrActuaries analyze the probability of certain events happening. Often employed by insurance companies, they typically look at the likelihood of risks like fires, accidents or flooding to help inform the financial strategy behind insurance policies.Management ConsultantAverage Base Pay: $105,461/yrManagement Consultants are responsible for providing high-level recommendations on how a business should be run. Focused on efficiency, improvement and profit maximization, these influential employees identify areas of risk and opportunity throughout a business’s operations in order to drive growth.Pricing AnalystAverage Base Pay: $68,611/yrPricing Analysts combine analytical skills and market research to strategically determine the optimal price for products and services. Specific tasks may involve conducting a competitive pricing audit, working with secret shoppers, monitoring the price of raw materials and collaborating with product marketing teams on pricing strategy and messaging. Finding a job right out of college can seem challenging, but there are plenty of great options for new graduates who majored in economics. A few ideas to get you started:Data AnalystResearch AssociatePolicy AnalystOperations AssociateAssociate Underwriter Internships for Economics Majors Receiving your bachelor’s degree in economics doesn’t have to signal the end of your formal learning. Many universities offer master’s and PhD programs in economics, although whether or not you decide to pursue one will depend on what exactly you’re hoping to get out of the experience.Universities in the United States typically don’t offer bespoke master’s programs in economics, but there are a few who do, as well as many options abroad. A master’s in economics will usually take between one to two years to complete, and will cost in the tens of thousands of dollars range. However, they can be beneficial to those who are hoping to climb the ranks in financial services or consulting.PhD programs, on the other hand, typically don’t cost anything, as they’re fully-funded by universities. They take between five and seven years to complete and are best for those who are hoping to work in academia or pursue high-ranking positions in fields like government, research and policy. It’s worth noting that both master’s and PhD economics programs involve a great deal of math, so if that’s not your forte, you might want to consider an alternate path.Another common advanced degree for economics majors to pursue is an MBA. MBAs can help provide you with invaluable business and strategy skills, and position you well for management and leadership roles. MBAs typically take two years and cost in the tens of thousands of dollars range — however, MBAs often lead to higher salaries down the road.Some common roles for economics majors don’t require an advanced degree, but do require additional licensing or certification. This includes jobs like:ActuaryPersonal Finance AdvisorAccountantSecurities Trader Continuing Education Now that you know which types of jobs to look for and where to apply, brush up on some job search basics to prep yourself for success! From resume advice to interviewing tips and more, Glassdoor’s got you covered.How to Get an InternshipThe Guide to Getting Your First JobHow to Write a ResumeHow to Write A Cover LetterThe Ultimate Job Interview Preparation GuideHow to Succeed in a Case InterviewHow to Negotiate Your SalaryHow to Succeed in Your New Job50 Highest Paying College Majors20 Most Popular Jobs for College Graduateslast_img read more

Ex-Barcelona president Laporta: Jordi Cruyff right to reject job return

first_imgFormer Barcelona president Joan Laporta can understand Jordi Cruyff staying with Maccabi Tel Aviv.The son of Johan Cruyff and a former Barca striker, Jordi was offered the sporting director’s post at the Blaugrana by president Josep Maria Bartomeu.However, it was confirmed last week that Jordi would be manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv for the new season.Laporta is convinced Jordi rejected Barca, explaining: “It’s one thing to have good relationships on issues related to your father, but he’s very smart and he knows that with the current directive it would not be right.”Laporta has made it no secret he is unhappy with the current board.last_img

Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah won’t pen new deal unless…

first_imgChelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is stalling on signing a new deal.The Independent says Chalobah will want assurances over playing time from manager Antonio Conte or else he will tell his boss he wants to leave.The 22-year-old still has a year left on his contract and Chelsea are believed to be keen on extending it.But with the Blues showing they are still not convinced he has what it takes to be a first-team player, Chalobah could up sticks or refuse to sign a new deal – like now-Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.However, Chelsea will try to soothe his frustrations by promising more games, with the return of Champions League football highlighting the need for more squad rotation.last_img

AMREF Calls on Sub-Saharan African Governments to Increase Numbers of Midwives

first_imgJoin the conversation about midwives on Twitter: #InternationalDayoftheMidwife and #midwives. Read the full story here. From AMREF’s post:Midwife literally translates to “With a Woman” from Latin, reflecting the practice that from time immemorial, women sought the assistance of other women close to them at the time of labour and childbirth. Midwives have therefore been part of the human experience since time immemorial. For more information about International Day of the Midwife, visit the International Confederation of Midwives website. Up until the advent of modern midwifery in approximately the 17th and 18th centuries when the first schools of midwifery training appeared in Europe, the whole world had approximately the same levels of maternal death during childbirth, roughly 20%, with the most feared causes being hemorrhage and puerperal fever, or infection after childbirth. Today, there is very low maternal mortality in the developed world, not least because of the professionalization of midwifery in those countries. However, approximately 35,000 women continue to suffer severe complications of childbirth daily, with about 900 deaths every day, most in the developing countries of Africa and Asia (The State of the World’s Midwifery 2011)… Posted on May 4, 2012Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In honor of International Day of the Midwife (tomorrow, May 5th), our colleagues at AMREF shared a blog post today that calls on governments and development partners to invest in training midwives. The post describes the critical role that midwives play in sub-Saharan Africa and outlines the various ways that AMREF is supporting midwives–including their efforts to train 15,000 midwives in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 as well as their plans to nominate an African midwife for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Share this: Learn more about AMREF’s work to train health workers here. ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Preventing Disrespect and Abuse by Investing in Health Providers

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on July 15, 2014November 2, 2016By: Kathleen McDonald, Senior Program Manager, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This post is part of our “Supporting the Human in Human Resources” blog series co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force and Jacaranda Health.Many women experience disrespect and abuse (D&A) during facility-based childbirth, emerging evidence shows. In a moment of acute vulnerability, women face undignified care at the hands of a health care provider. This element of quality has far reaching consequences for facility-based delivery, often attributed to good maternal health outcomes. A recent study from Ethiopia cites cultural sensitivity of providers as one of the main barriers to mothers seeking skilled birth attendance in health care facilities. In Tanzania, provider attitudes have been shown to be one of the strongest predictors of where a woman decides to deliver her child; a woman will even bypass facilities near her home in search of more respectful care.As part of the Lancet’s Midwifery series, Freedman and Kruk contend that D&A and women-centered care constitute a “blind spot” in the current model of providing maternal health services. Further, they argue, “D&A is a signal of a health system in crisis—a crisis of quality and accountability. At the most fundamental level, a health system that tolerates D&A devalues women, which itself is an underlying cause of slow progress on reduction of maternal mortality. Moreover, D&A represents a breakdown in accountability of the health system not only to its users but also to the women and men it employs as service providers.”To build people-centered health care systems, respect and dignity, this “human element,” should extend to the rights and needs of those providing care. This includes not only adequate physical infrastructure, but also sufficient emotional support and adequate training for health providers in order to promote quality care and prevent provider demoralization.One training program that attempts to facilitate respectful care through empowering the health workforce is the Health Workers for Change curriculum. The goals of the Health Workers for Change (HWFC) workshop curriculum are to lead providers through the process of examining their views about their patients, develop a better understanding of their patients’ backgrounds and constraints, and empower them to seek and make changes in their working environment to make it a more respectful place to work. Further, the workshop assists health workers to identify avenues for improved job satisfaction, which can help lead to better provider-client interactions.The curriculum is designed in six modules that take place over several weeks. The modules and their respective objectives are:Why I am a health worker: To examine the reasons why people become health workers, and how these reasons influence their relationship with women clients,How do our clients see us?: To investigate health workers’ ideas about how their clients see them, and how this influences their relationship with women clients,Women’s status in society: To explore health workers’ understanding of the most important factors that influence the degree of control that women have over their day-to-day lives and the decisions that they make about themselves, their families and their homes,Unmet needs: To explore needs women have related to health that are often ignored, and to identify possible solutions,Overcoming obstacles at work: To find out what problems health workers have at workand how these problems affect relationships with women clients,Solutions: To draw together what has been learned at the previous sessions and conclude by developing an action plan on what can be done to improve quality of care.In an evaluation of HWFC curriculum implementation in Zambia, Senegal, Mozambique and Uganda, it was found that the curriculum was generalizable enough to cross multiple health settings and language barriers. The workshops allowed health care providers to recognize areas of stress in their daily work, both structural (e.g. lack of commodities) and interpersonal (e.g. harsh attitudes), which affect the quality of care for their clients. It also afforded providers the opportunity to discuss and acknowledge areas for change to provide more respectful care that were within their locus of control. However, all providers noted that additional health system support was critical to ensure better quality of care.Respectful care is a principle that is essential to both demand- and supply-side maternal health programming. Championing health workers and supporting their ability to work effectively is a fundamental component to this process. Only when respect and dignity pervade maternal health efforts will the highest level of quality be achieved.Share this:last_img read more

New Jobs and Internships in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

first_img—Is your organization hiring? Please contact us if you have maternal health job or internship opportunities that you would like included in our next job roundup.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on August 3, 2018September 21, 2018By: Staff, Maternal Health Task ForceClick 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)Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn or child health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe.AfricaCommunity Nutrition Program Coordinator: Partners In Health; Burera, RwandaProgramme Coordinator (Obstetric Fistula Programme): United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Maputo, MozambiqueProgramme Specialist, Reproductive Health Commodity Security: (UNFPA); Cairo, EgyptAsiaProgramme Officer: UNFPA; Madhya Pradesh, IndiaEuropeGlobal Projects Officer: The Royal College of Midwives; London, Cardiff or Edinburgh (with travel to London), United KingdomProject Coordinator – Newborn & Child Development Team: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology; London, United KingdomNorth AmericaAdministrative and Program Associate: White Ribbon Alliance; Washington, D.C.Communications Officer: Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health; Baltimore, MDSenior Program Officer, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS): Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Seattle, WASenior Associate, Satellite Events Women Deliver 2019 Conference: Women Deliver; New York, NY Senior Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning: Save the Children; Washington, D.C.Senior Research Analyst, Surveillance, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH); New York, NYOceaniaCommunications Analyst: UNFPA; Suva, Fijilast_img read more

Save time and money with a simple website

first_imgThis is a post from Are you a busy freelancer looking to attract new clients or build an audience? In just a few minutes, you can create a page to present who you are and what you do. With, you can grow your client list or audience, market yourself without the stress, and centralize your work in just one link.Freelancers Union members save up to $100 on Professional! Get started today.Whether you’re an experienced freelancer or just starting out, creating a website for your freelance business is probably one of your top priorities. But a full-blown website can represent a lot of time and money, and you really don’t need to invest a lot to create something that works. Resources like allow you to set up a professional landing page in a matter of minutes.Instead of having yet another excuse to put off building your business, here are a few reasons why creating a simple freelance website can help you grow your audience and find new clients.Simple sites save time & moneyCreating and keeping up with a full-blown website can be time-consuming and expensive. Plus, there are plenty of other tools that you should be spending your hard-earned money on that’ll actually free up time for you to work on what matters.Creating a simple landing page is easy to set up and can save you a lot of time and money. There’s no dealing with hosting fees or worrying that your site will be down right when it actually matters.Simple sites resonate better with clientsIt may seem obvious, but you have to remember that you are not the target audience of your website. Your potential client is the audience. When you create a complicated freelance website with pages and menus, it makes it overwhelming and intimidating. Potential clients don’t know where to start, so sometimes they don’t.What do people want to see when they come to a freelance website? They want to know who you are and what you do. In other words, they are looking for a succinct destination to learn what your “career headline” is and gain some basic insight into who you are and what you do.So, keep it simple. Your potential clients will become new clients. And your new clients will thank you.Simple sites allow for more flexibilityBeing a freelancer is an ongoing learning curve. You might describe yourself one way in a meeting that really resonates with clients, and moving forward this might be your new descriptor. You might find certain work examples are more powerful than others. You might even decide to start packaging your skills differently.Optimizing how you market yourself is part of the game, but you shouldn’t have to put so much time and effort into updating your freelance website. With a simple, one-page site, you can easily tweak the copy without making major adjustments to the page architecture.Moral of the story? Marketing and personal branding is a core function of running your freelance business, but it doesn’t have to be a time intensive effort. Simple freelance websites, done right, can be extremely effective when it comes to positioning yourself and your business in a clean and coherent fashion.Freelancers Union members save up to $100 on Professional! Get started today.last_img read more

Candera announces membership in the Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation network

first_img Continue Reading Previous Teledyne SP Devices: 8-channel 10-bit digitizer with 1 GS/s sampling rateNext Arrow Electronics introduces reference kit for Intel Cyclone 10 LP Starting with 15th of May, 2019 Candera is official member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and The Linux Foundation. With Linux at its core the membership in these powerful networks will support Candera in further facilitating the collaboration across this open source system and leveraging the potential in many of its core markets.Within the last years the open source operating system Linux has extended its application areas far beyond servers, smartphones, and tablets and has found its way into the automotive industry. In fact, Linux is currently powering infotainment systems, head-up displays and connected car systems for renowned OEMs worldwide like Toyota, Nissan, and Jaguar Land Rover.As a leading HMI tool provider for the automotive industry Candera situated in Linz, Austria is dealing with numerous customer projects based on Linux OS, with tendency to rise even more in the upcoming years. The membership in the Automotive Grade Linux (a collaborative open source project bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car) and Linux foundation (supported by more than 1,000 members and the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware) is an important step for Candera.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Some Thoughts on Oklahoma State’s Depth Chart for Tulsa

first_imgDuring Friday’s media availability, Oklahoma State released its two-deep projected depth chart for the season opener on August 31 against Tulsa.Here are some quick thoughts.• The first thing that sticks out to me is what I don’t see. Clemson graduate transfer Adrian Baker is not listed. A.J. Green and Rodarius Williams are the projected starters which isn’t a shock but Baker is apparently behind sophomore Madre Harper and senior Malik Kearse. Mike Gundy addressed this at his presser, and we will have an update shortly.• All the ORs. Running back depth will be a work in progress with so many young pieces in play.  Although we reported that J.D. King would be the No. 2, he’s listed in a four-way tie with Ja’Ron Wilson, LD Brown and Chuba Hubbard on the official chart. We expect King to take the bulk of the carries behind Hill to start the season.• Backup QB shows an “OR” but Taylor Cornelius has been getting more reps with the No. 2s. It’s still possible that Gundy tries to insert a J.W. Walsh-type role and Keonde Wudtee may be the guy for that.• Britton Abbott OR Sione Finefeuiaki get the No. 1 spot over Keenen Brown at Cowboy Back. The newcomer, Finefeuiaki, must be taking to the offense quickly. He’s a bowling ball with legs and could be a key tool in run blocking. Brown is listed third.• It’s a real thing. We’ve been talking about this receiver corps for months but to actually see it on paper, wow. The No. 1s are James Washington, Jalen McCleskey and Chris Lacy or Marcell Ateman. Tyron Johnson will get plenty of reps though, and this is just a pick-your-poison situation. Dillon Stoner is going to be a fun to watch backing up Jalen McCleskey in the slot. Tylan Wallace is not on the two deep, but we still expect him to play.• The defensive end position is probably the deepest position group on the roster. No, I didn’t forget the receivers. You have six legitimate starters but it appears Cole Walterscheid is the only one to nail down a No. 1 spot. Opposite him is Jarrell Owens OR Vili Leveni. Behind him is the Cowboys’ leading returner in sacks — who’s never started a game — Tralund Webber OR Jordan Brailford who impressed down the stretch of 2015 but missed all of 2016 with injury.All these guys are good and they will all get burn as Spencer likes to keep legs fresh.• Linebackers are about where we thought they would be. Kenneth Edison McGruder gets an “OR” with Calvin Bundage. Glenn Spencer called them his 1a and 1b at Star linebacker. Chad Whitener and Justin Phillips get the start at the Mike and Will backer spots.• On special teams, Tyron Johnson is going to start the Tulsa game with a 100-yard kickoff return TD isn’t he? McCleskey keeps his spot as punt returner with Dillon Stoner backing him up.• Matt Ammendola will continue to handle kickoff duties but is sharing an OR with Matt Hockett for place kicker. He’s still the clubhouse leader but this just further illustrates that no one has walked in and taken the job for himself. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

NCAA Solidifies December Date for Early Enrollees

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. We already looked at how a few of the proposed new rule changes for college football and recruiting either help or hurt Oklahoma State, but it’s worth revisiting today because the NCAA set in stone an early signing period for college football. It goes into effect later this year (as do the other changes).Monday, the Collegiate Commissioners Association officially approved a three-day signing period for high school seniors. The 72-hour window will begin Dec. 20 and end Dec. 22. Seniors who are settled on their college choice can sign a National Letter of Intent in that timeframe. Any player who doesn’t sign in the early-signing period will have to wait until National Signing Day on Feb. 7, 2018 to sign with a school. [Yahoo]This may or may not be significant to Oklahoma State, but I think it probably helps them as a program. On a case-by-case basis, nobody knows whether a recruit will want to lock down a commitment early or wait until the end, but generally Oklahoma State seems to be good at evaluating talent up front.What this means is that you might be able to get a player or two to sign early that would have flipped in January before the traditional February signing day to Texas or OU. You won’t get this every year, to be sure. Some players won’t sign in December and will still flip in January. Many players who will sign in December wouldn’t have flipped anyway.But this drops a feather on the OSU end of the scale if the other side is the Ohio States and Texas A&Ms — recruiting behemoths who often swipe stars at the end of the road. One other thing we haven’t discussed is that a December signing period doesn’t allow for the Bamas and Clemsons to win their titles and make a victory lap on the recruiting trail. That’s a good thing for smaller schools like Oklahoma State. Plus a lot of players are just ready for the recruiting hoopla to be over at that point.It will be impossible to determine the true effect on OSU, but I think over the course of, say, five years, you’re going to see a really good player or two sign in December and be thankful you didn’t have to insulate them all the way until February.last_img read more

Washington, Rudolph Named to Walter Camp Watch List

first_imgJosh RosenUCLA Baker MayfieldOklahoma Sam DarnoldUSC Jake BrowningWashington Trace McSorleyPenn State James WashingtonOklahoma State Luke FalkWashington State Barry Sanders is the only Cowboy to ever win the award when he took home pretty much every award he was eligible for in 1988.Ten semifinalists will be announced mid-way through the season and the winner will be announced on December 7. The winner is determined by FBS head coaches and sports information directors from all 128 schools. Lamar JacksonLouisville Josh AllenWyoming JT BarrettOhio State Quarterbacks Team Mitch WishnowskyUtah Jalen HurtsAlabama Mason RudolphOklahoma State Brett RypienBoise State Billy PriceOhio State Mason Rudolph and James Washington can each add another watch list to their summer résumés. The Big 12’s most dynamic returning duo are candidates for the 2017 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield was the only other Big 12 player included.Rudolph enters his senior season with legitimate Heisman hopes and Washington is the FBS’ leading returning receiver. Along with Freshman All-American Justice Hill, the three made Oklahoma State one of just two programs to boast a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and 1,000-yard rusher. The other team was Clemson (you know, the team that won the natty.)Here are the quarterbacks Rudolph will be up against.AdChoices广告 Wide ReceiversTeam Mike WhiteWestern Kentucky And here are the wide receiver candidates. Daniel CarlsonAuburn Calvin RidleyAlabama Deondre FrancoisFlorida State Quadree HendersonPittsburgh 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. Quinton FlowersUSFlast_img read more

Ronaldo at Juventus would be just great – Matuidi

first_imgTransfers Ronaldo at Juventus would be just great – Matuidi Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 21:41 7/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Juventus Serie A Primera División The Real Madrid superstar has been heavily linked with a potential move to the Italian giants and the midfielder wants to see it happen Blaise Matuidi would relish the chance to work with “one of the best players in the world” if Cristiano Ronaldo were to join Juventus, but is focusing on France’s World Cup bid.Ronaldo’s future at Real Madrid has been shrouded in doubt ever since Los Blancos defeated Liverpool 3-1 to win a third straight Champions League in May.The Portugal superstar spoke about the club in the past tense after that game when he said: “We will talk in the future. It’s been really beautiful to play for Real Madrid. I’ll give a response in the coming days.” Article continues below 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 Speculation has mounted this week that Serie A champions Juve are preparing a lucrative €120 million bid (£105m/$139m) for Ronaldo, with a salary package of €30m a year.Matuidi, who was on media duties in Russia on Wednesday ahead of Friday’s quarter-final tie with Uruguay, was quizzed on the possibility of playing with the 33-year-old at the Allianz Stadium next season.”I’m not going to lie it would be just great,” he said. “It would be great to have one of the best players in the world with Juventus in the same club that I am. “It would be great for the club and for the Juventus players. “However, today I’m a player of the French national team and we have bigger fish to fry, no?”Ronaldo enjoyed a successful personal World Cup, scoring four goals as Portugal advanced from the group stages, facing Uruguay in the last 16. He was shackled, however, and failed to score as Uruguay won 2-1.Matuidi, of course, is still competing in the tournament, and will take on Ronaldo’s conquerors after Les Bleus beat Argentina in the last 16.A win over Uruguay would book France a semi-final clash with either Brazil or Belgium, and were they to be successful, they would face one of England, Sweden, Croatia or Russia in the final.last_img read more

Love your Leather Bag Like a Pro

first_img How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear We love a leather bag. Evidently, so do the girls at Fairchild Baldwin. Design team Jill Fairchild and Karen Baldwin put their fashion backgrounds to good use and launched the brand in 2012. Since then, their rep for creating smart, sartorially sound bags for the jet-set man about town has grown steadily. And their discerning use of sumptuous, high-quality leather has caught our eye.Whether you have your dad’s ancient weekender or a luxury luggage number, follow Fairchild Baldwin’s tips to maintain your leather like a pro.The majority of your range is crafted from Italian leather. Why did you opt for leather over any other materials?Leather is a timeless and accessible luxury. Unlike other fabrics and materials, Italian leather ages well and appears even more beautiful with usage. The Italian pebble leather and iguana leather we use appears delicate and upscale but will also withstand daily wear and tear.What is the best way to preserve leather goods?In order to moisturize the bag, use a leather conditioner to keep the leather soft. When storing, make sure to fill the bag with stuffing such as bubble wrap in order to maintain its shape, and place in a dust bag.Would you recommend waxing leather?Ordinarily yes, but it’s unnecessary with our bags because the leather we use is selected to withstand weathering from everyday use.What is the best way to clean leather?We recommend using a cleaner that is made specifically for leather once or twice a year. This can be found in most handbag and department stores.What inspired the design of the Bobby Duffel?We wanted to create a luxurious bag that would have a universal style as well as supreme durability.Finally, what’s your take on men in leather trousers?Only if in chaps and accompanied by a cowboy hat (and nothing else!)Wow. Thanks girls! It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quiltlast_img read more

Foreign Minister of Sweden to arrive in Sri Lanka for talks

Margot Wallstrom, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden will be in Sri Lanka next week for talks.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is scheduled to receive the Swedish Foreign Minister at the Foreign Ministry on Monday. Being a strong advocate of women’s rights, Minister Wallström is scheduled to deliver a lecture at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) on 25 April on the topic “Role of Feminism in Foreign Policy: Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy ”.The visit is expected to contribute towards renewing relations between the two countries and enhance opportunities for trade cooperation.Minister Wallström had served in Sri Lanka from 1998 to 1999 as the Executive Vice President of the World View Global Media. (Colombo Gazette) A high level “Business Round Table discussion” will be held on 25 April with the participation of Swedish Companies at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, in cooperation with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. This interactive Session is aimed at encouraging stronger business links between the two countries. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harsha de Silva and Minister Wallström are expected to address the event.The Foreign Minister of Sweden will visit Jaffna on 26 April where she will meet the Governor and Chief Minister of the Northern Province and the District Secretary of Jaffna. She will also meet with civil society, visit an IDP Welfare Camp and visit the Maravanpulo SDC Housing Project. A seven member trade delegation comprising leading Swedish companies Ericsson, Volvo, ABB, SAAB, Scania, AXIS Communication, and Icomera is accompanying the Swedish Foreign Minister to Sri Lanka. During the visit, Minister Wallström is expected to call on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and also meet with the Speaker of Parliament. read more