Rajnath Singh requests Tripura Governor and DGP to check violence

first_imgAmid reports of sporadic violence in Tripura, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to the State governor and the DGP and asked them to ensure peace till a new government is installed, an official said.During the telephonic calls, Governor Tathagata Roy and DGP A.K. Shukla apprised the Union Home Minister about the prevailing situation in Tripura and steps taken to control the violence, which erupted following the BJP-IPFT alliances victory over the CPI-M, ousting the Manik Sarkar-led government in the just concluded Assembly elections.  Mr. Singh asked the governor and the DGP to check all kinds of violence and ensure peace till a new government is installed in Tripura, the home ministry official said.There have been reports of sporadic violence and clashes between rival political groups in different parts of Tripura after the election results were declared on Saturday.A statue of Left icon Lenin was also demolished at Belonia town in South Tripura yesterday with the help of a bulldozer.Tripura witnessed a change in rule after 25 years in the recently concluded Assembly elections. The BJP demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-third majority with its ally, the IPFT. Watch: Statue of Vladimir Lenin brought down in Tripuralast_img read more

McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Mayweather?

first_imgConor McGregor speaks during news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Before Conor McGregor had even heard of mixed martial arts, he wanted to be a boxer. He first stepped into Crumlin Boxing Club nearly 20 years ago in muddy football boots and started punching a heavy bag.McGregor returned constantly for the next seven years, determined to become tough enough to dissuade bullies in his Dublin neighborhood. He competed in amateur boxing matches against opponents of all sizes and shapes over the years, developing tenacity and power.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “No fighter can train for what I bring into the ring or into the octagon,” McGregor said. “I am too skilled. I am too diverse. My movement is too much for them. All of these men will fall.”But for McGregor to make Mayweather fall, he’ll either need to land an astonishing home-run punch, or he’ll have to show more creativity and sustained boxing skill than MMA usually demands.While McGregor’s versatility and smarts have made him the UFC’s biggest star, he can use only one discipline against Mayweather — and no serious people outside McGregor’s camp doubt Mayweather has more boxing skill. Still, McGregor has devoted himself to boxing in recent weeks, bringing in former champ Paulie Malignaggi among his many sparring partners and recruiting Joe Cortez, the veteran boxing referee, to instruct him on the finer points of etiquette.“Fighting in Vegas, I just don’t see how Conor outpoints him (for a decision),” UFC President Dana White said. “Conor is going to get in there to rough him up and try to knock him out.”White and McGregor’s other fervent backers believe in his one-punch knockout power, which he showed most memorably in dethroning longtime UFC champion Jose Aldo. But one-punch knockouts are rare in 8-ounce boxing gloves, which diffuse the impact of a blow more than tiny UFC gloves.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor’s ability to pull off perhaps the most improbable upset in sports history likely rests on his chances to land not just one punch, but repeated combinations of blows on Mayweather, who has shown a decent chin on the few occasions he has been hit in the past decade.If McGregor can’t consistently hit Mayweather — and nobody has consistently connected against Money May in over a decade — he can at least avoid embarrassment by not getting knocked out — and there is no doubt McGregor can take a punch. His sparring partners have spoken of his tough chin, and it was evident last year in his two UFC brawls with Nate Diaz. Their second bout in August 2016 devolved into a brutal standup fight that left both men bloodied and bruised.McGregor’s disregard for defense in that bout — or his inability to defend himself from repeated head blows — could be decisive when facing Mayweather, who might be the most precise puncher in the sport. McGregor claims he has worked on defense during his training camp, but his predictions for the fight invariably return to his belief in his own power.No matter what happens to McGregor at T-Mobile Arena, he will rely on the skills he first learned at the Crumlin Boxing Club, where his mother Mags still works out. The club will be full of his fans when it screens the fight at about 5 a.m. Sunday morning.“You will see the culmination of everything I’ve learned and studied,” McGregor said. “A great many people helped to get me to what you will see this weekend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jones facing discipline, questions after failed drug test View comments “There were no weight rules, no limitations on who you could fight,” McGregor recalled Wednesday. “We would just have an opponent assigned to us. That was always the joke: Everybody at the Crumlin Boxing Club had to fight heavyweights, no matter what size you are. But it was a good lesson. You must be prepared for any eventuality. You must be ready to fight. That’s how I was brought into this game.”McGregor is on top of the fight game this week before his Saturday showdown with Floyd Mayweather (49-0), the most accomplished boxer of his generation. McGregor, a former plumber who has never had a professional boxing match, will make roughly $100 million for stepping into the ring for the first time in the spectacle of the summer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAnd though McGregor moved into MMA training in his teens and eventually rose to win two UFC belts, he is no boxing neophyte. While he has other strengths, McGregor’s MMA career has been built in large part on his boxing-bred punching power, which is considered exceptional by his sport’s standards.Oh, and he also doesn’t lack confidence, which is no small thing when facing odds as daunting as McGregor’s chances against Mayweather. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Back from the dead, Aces stay in playoff hunt

first_imgCalvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESAfter Alaska’s 0-6 start in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, the players know that they have no choice but to play like there’s no tomorrow.Not only are the Aces’ campaign this conference is hanging in the balance, but so are their careers as well.ADVERTISEMENT However, if there’s one positive thing their slump gave the Aces, it’s that they can’t take any team lightly.“Before, we’re a bit overexcited. We felt that we could beat anyone, but we were wrong. We realized that it’s not going to be easy,” said Abueva. “Now, I think we’re being more solid. We’re getting our momentum back and I hope we continue this.”Alaska stakes its three-game winning streak against Meralco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That mentality was in full display in the game against the Picanto as Alaska pulled itself back from 10 points down.Abueva was at is best, doing a little bit of everything including getting into Kia import Geron Johnson’s head.With Johnson losing his focus, Alaska capitalized with its import Buck Henton and starting point guard JVee Casio coming through down the stretch.Abueva admitted that Johnson’s aggressiveness caught the Aces by surprise.“We were rattled,” he said. “We knew we needed a win, but we struggled getting any momentum in the first three quarters. But in the fourth quarter, everything clicked and that was when we were able to show our energy and hustle. All we wanted was to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game runcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Our captain (JVee Casio) said that a lot of us have expiring contracts. So if we want to get extended, get a raise, we have to make it to the playoffs,” said Calvin Abueva in Filipino.That explains the heightened sense of urgency of the Aces for the past three games as they snapped their inglorious 14-game losing skid dating back to last conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlaska has now won three straight games with its latest victory at the expense of Kia, 102-94, on Sunday.“We’re willing to die just for us to play well and make it to the playoffs,” the energetic forward said. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

Wrestling: Furious Mongolians strip off over bronze medal defeat

first_imgTwo Mongolian coaches stripped off and hurled their shoes in protest on Sunday after their wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig was denied victory for running away from his Uzbek opponent in the dying seconds of their bronze medal contest. (Rio Olympics: Full Coverage)Ganzorig, leading Ikhtiyor Navruzov by seven points to six, taunted his opponent by dancing around him in the last 18 seconds of their 65kg match and was then carried around the ring in triumph by one of his coaches.But the judges then adjusted the score to 7-7, penalizing the Mongolian for ‘fleeing the hold’, or refusing to engage with his opponent. They then added a further point to the Uzbek’s score after the Mongolian corner challenged the decision and had the challenge rejected.Ganzorig crouched head down on the mat in disbelief at the reversal as both coaches advanced toward the judges, stripped off their shirts and shoes and hurled them to the floor.With the crowd erupting, one of them then took off his track pants and remonstrated with the judges wearing nothing but a pair of trunks.One of the coaches, Byambarenchin Bayaraa, told reporters later: “This was a protest. There was a problem with the refereeing… Three million people in Mongolia waited for this bronze medal and now we have no medal.”Navruzov, the victor, celebrated by wrestling his coach to the floor and then kneeling on the mat as if in prayer.”He tried to run (away). This cannot happen. I have little respect for him and for his trainer,” the Uzbek said.advertisementlast_img read more

The Best (And Worst) Ways to Find a Job

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 5.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ Part-time Day Associate Crew Carwash Indianapolis, IN Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 23 hours ago 23h Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 2.5★ 2.3★ 2.8★ 3.5★center_img Pest Control Technician United Pest Solutions Seattle, WA Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ N/A The job market is, and always will be, highly competitive. You can bet that any job you apply for will have a handful (or five) of equally qualified — and equally determined — job seekers vying for the same opportunity. And, to stand out from the crowd, some job seekers will do just about anything to find and land a job — even if it borders on unconventional (and unprofessional).But there’s a fine line between appearing determined and appearing desperate.Here are three extreme job search strategies job seekers have taken, why you should avoid using those tactics, and what to do instead:Tactic #1: The “Will Work for Food” SignAfter being unemployed for more than four months, a St. Louis man decided to take his job search to the streets. Dressed in professional attire and accompanied by a sign that read, “Unemployed. My family’s dreams don’t work unless I do! Please take a resume,” he handed out copies of his resume to passersby on a busy sidewalk.Advertising your job skills on a busy, city street does take guts, but it doesn’t give you an opportunity to tailor your resume to different jobs and organizations. And, according to a survey by The Creative Group, almost 40 percent of executives say the most common mistake job candidates make on a resume is including information that’s not job-specific.What to Do Instead: The nature of the Internet makes hitting the streets with your resume in hand unnecessary. There are plenty of other ways to get your resume seen by the masses, while still enabling you to tailor it accordingly.Social professional networks and resume hosting sites allow you to post a general resume that can be easily searched and viewed by a wide variety of hiring professionals. If you want to take it up a notch, consider creating a personal branding site for professional purposes and feature your resume, a portfolio, references, and more.Why Every Job Seeker Needs More Than One ResumeTactic #2: The Resume T-shirtYou might have seen this extreme job search tactic firsthand — the resume tee. As you’ve probably gathered, this tactic involves printing your resume, job skills, and basic need for a job on a T-shirt and wearing it around town. While this literally advertises your skills and desire for a job, it can come across as slightly desperate — not to mention lazy.Look at it this way. If equally qualified and determined job seekers are out there doing everything in their power to find the right job fit for them and you’re simply wearing a T-shirt and hoping to be found, what does that say to hiring professionals? What’s more, what are the chances that your “resume” is getting seen by the right people?What to Do Instead: There’s nothing wrong with taking a creative approach to your resume. In fact, creative approaches, such as video resumes, can help you stand out among a sea of job seekers all using the same, lackluster templates. However, it should still come across as professional and relevant to the industry or company you’re looking to join.Tactic #3: The Brutally Honest Cover LetterConsidering 51 percent of employers said that they would automatically dismiss a candidate if they caught a lie on their resume, according to a survey by CareerBuilder, honesty is the best policy. There is, however, such a thing as being too honest — especially when it comes to the job search.When drafting a cover letter, for instance, some things are better left unsaid, such as the exact reason you want the job (i.e. when that reason has to do with a paycheck, above all). Instead of being brutally honest about why you want the job, your lack of experience, where you see yourself in the next five years, why you left your last position or the reason for the large employment gap on your resume, frame your answer in a positive light.What to Do Instead: Your goal, as a job seeker, is to find the right job fit. And you can’t do that without being honest with yourself and your potential employer. While you want to be honest, you don’t want to teeter on the brink of offering too much information (#TMI). Be honest without being brutal.As Jerry Seinfeld once said, “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” And, when it comes to the job search, that may just be true.Tell Us: What are some other reasonable alternatives to these extreme job search tactics?Browse Open Jobs Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 3.1★ ICU Registered Nurse Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, TX 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL 23 hours ago 23h See More Jobslast_img read more

Glassdoor Launches In Singapore, Hong Kong & New Zealand

first_img 4.0★ View More Jobs Hot New Jobs For You 23 hours ago 23h N/A 23 hours ago 23h 1.6★ 3.2★ 23 hours ago 23h AVP / Relationship Manager Manulife Financial Advisers Pte Ltd Singapore One of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites is deepening its footprint in Asia and New Zealand. Today, Glassdoor announced its entry into Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand. The platform will bring the latest jobs paired with employee-provided reviews, ratings, salaries and more to millions more people.“Glassdoor has always appealed to a wide global audience and with increased focus on Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand, we are looking to make the Glassdoor experience for people and businesses in these locations even more valuable,” said John Lamphiere, Vice President and Managing Director of Glassdoor International.In fact, job seekers in the region have been eagerly awaiting this kind of information and transparency. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll on behalf of Glassdoor, 85% of job seekers and employees in Singapore report they would find reading employee reviews helpful when deciding where to work. Furthermore, 94% of women and 90% of men say job realities tend to differ from expectations set during the interview process. Information like this can be critical when it comes to filling the 52,090 open jobs in Singapore.Glassdoor is on a mission to help people find a job and company they love – each localized site and mobile app is a free resource for job seekers. With approximately 62 million unique monthly visitors worldwide and 18 localized sites around the world, Glassdoor offers more than 45 million company reviews, salary reports, and insights, shared by employees. This empowers and educates job seekers everywhere to find a job and company they love.“When job seekers are more informed about a job and company, we know it leads to a better match with the employer,” adds Lamphiere.Whether you live in Singapore, Hong Kong or New Zealand, or you’re looking to move there for a new adventure, start your job search today on Glassdoor. Project Manager Personetics Singapore Senior International Sales & Business Development Manager Union Pacific Capital Singapore Product Manager PIXERF Singapore Quality Assurance Manager (QMS) AEvice Health Singapore N/A Manager Singtel Singapore 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A Regional Product Executive/Manager Nidek Singapore Pte Ltd Changi N/A Project Manager Biofourmis Pte Ltd Jurong West 23 hours ago 23h Regional Sales Manager Caton Technology Singapore STEM-based Learning Centre Manager Explorer Junior Bedok 5.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/Alast_img read more

​Real Madrid reject second Man Utd offer for Morata – Palmeri

first_imgReal Madrid have rejected a second Man Utd bid for striker Alvaro Morata, according to respected Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri.According to multiple reports, United have already agreed personal terms with Morata. However, the Red Devils are yet to reach an agreement with Real.Now, according to Palmeri, Real have rejected United’s second bid of £61m for the 24-year-old.Los Blancos are reportedly holding out for £79m for Morata.last_img

Josh King: Bournemouth move has improved me

first_imgBournemouth striker Josh King has no doubts he’s improved over the past year.King believes his positional shift and improved fitness and hunger have contributed to his recent exploits for Cherries.He told the Daily Echo: “I’m a different player (from the one who signed from Blackburn) in that I’m fitter and have maybe got my hunger back.”The gaffer bought me for a reason – he saw the potential and talent I had.”At Blackburn, I was playing out of position, as I was when I came here as well, but now I’ve got a position I’m used to playing and the position I want to play.”I’m closer to goal and am causing more more troubling for defenders, alongside whoever I have been playing with. We have great strikers at the club.”last_img

Arsenal hero Petit: Wenger must spend big to turn squad around

first_imgArsenal hero Emmanuel Petit says his old club must be prepared to spend big to make the right signings this summer.Petit believes Arsenal can change their fortunes around next season – but only if they spend big to sign top quality players this summer.”I’m sure Wenger and Arsenal are willing to change things by putting money on the table to bring in players with a winning mentality,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.”I’m sure some players will come in soon and next season will be totally different for Wenger and Arsenal.”They are one of the richest clubs in the world. Financially they’ve got no problems so if you don’t put the money on the table then you need the academy to help the first team.”But with the likes of Walcott, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ramsey we don’t see many of them in the first team other than Holding.”That’s not enough, you need a winning mentality and this is something rare in football.”last_img read more

Man City re-signs young defender Adarabioyo

first_imgLocal-lad Tosin Adarabioyo has signed a contract extension with Manchester City that will keep him at the club until 2021.The 19-year centre-back has been with club since he was five and made 15 appearances in Premier League 2 last season.Adarabioyo made three total first team appearances, including starting for the Sky Blues in their Champions League group stage clash with Celtic..@TosinAdarabioyo has signed a new contract with City keeping him at the club until 2021! Congrats, Tosin! #mcfcpic.twitter.com/O94HQJNKpZ— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 20, 2017I’m very happy to have signed a new contract with @ManCity.I thank God, my family and everyone at the club for supporting me on my journey! pic.twitter.com/LCfpm3viz6— Tosin Adarabioyo (@TosinAdarabioyo) June 20, 2017last_img

​Gerrard sends warning to youngsters: Only ‘world-class players’ make Liverpool’s first team

first_imgLiverpool U18 coach Steven Gerrard has issued a memo to his budding stars: you have to be world-class to play for the first team.The 37-year old, who made 710 appearances for the club, is excited to begin his new role and help players develop into senior footballers.But he has said that is only possible if players are ‘world-class’ day in, day out. “There’s a lot of talent, a lot of talent, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: to play for Liverpool’s first team, you’ve got to be world-class,” the former England international told the club’s official website.”You’ve got to be world-class every day; the values of our club will never change, so I am not going to come in and try and change any of the values.”It’ll be more of the same, but trying to tell them that every single day you’ve got to be obsessed to play for Liverpool’s first team.”We’ve got a job to do and that’s to try and push them and get every single bit of effort and determination.”last_img read more

Middlesbrough splashing out for Man Utd keeper Johnstone

first_imgManchester United are ready to sell Sam Johnstone.The Sun says United are ready to sell goalkeeper Johnstone to Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough in a £2.5 million deal.Johnstone is down the pecking order at Old Trafford and keen to play first-team football after a successful season on loan at Aston Villa.Boro are in talks to agree a fee and wages for Johnstone as Monk is losing both of his senior keepers Victor Valdes and Brad Guzan.Johnstone has top Championship experience and would be the number one as Monk puts together a new look defence.last_img

AC Milan defender Leonel Vangioni wants River Plate return

first_imgAC Milan defender Leonel Vangioni admits he wants to return to River Plate.The 30-year-old left-back arrived as a free agent last summer, but made just 15 Serie A appearances.“I will do everything to come back here to River Plate. I can’t wait. I have already spoken to the Coach. Most people stop me in the street and ask me to return, even if it won’t be easy to leave Milan.”River Plate President Rodolfo D’Onofrio also opened the door to a return.“When he left a year ago, he did it for no money. In case Vangioni returns, we’d have to make it on the same terms.”last_img

Top Five Nonprofit Website Mistakes

first_imgHere are the five deadly sins we commit:1. TOO EGOTISTICAL: The home page is too often simply an About Us page. It should not be an electronic brochure with your mission statement. It should speak to the user’s values, interests and desires. It’s not “about us,” it’s “about them.”2. TOO MEEK: There is often no clear call to action on nonprofit pages. Grab a friend or relative, sit them down in front of your website home page, and count how many seconds it takes them to find and click on your Donate button or find another way to do something. If it takes them more than two seconds, you need to place your button in a far more prominent position. Make it central to the page. Make sure it is above the fold. Make it big. Make it colorful. Make it impossible to miss. 2. TOO LAID-BACK: Too often, there’s no reason to act no – as opposed to later, or never. You want to inspire someone to act right now, but that can be hard to do if there’s not an urgent crisis to address. Create a sense of urgency for donating by creating a campaign with a goal and deadline, matching grant, or appeal for specific items or programs that are highly tangible. 4. TOO DODGY: People want to know where their resources will go if you support them. You must inspire trust. Where will the money go? What impact will result? What lives will be saved, what credible goal will be achieved?5. TOO SHORT-SIGHTED: You need a lead generator. Recognize that getting clicks requires cultivation. While you want someone to take action right away, it’s important to remember that it takes time to cultivate people. Be sure your website includes a way to capture the email addresses of visitors so that you can build a relationship with visitors and turn them into donors in the future. A newsletter is not very exciting; give people a more compelling reason to surrender their email addresses.last_img read more

Emaily Post’s Guide to Online Decorum

first_imgSometimes email isn’t enough. Email is an excellent medium to maintain contact with college buddies scattered across the country, busy board members, in-laws, and online advocates. But even the most vivid and eloquent email communications are not a substitute for an old-fashioned phone call or (gasp) in-person meeting.Look for opportunities to connect with online supporters. Invite your e-advocates to attend a press conference or volunteer at an event. They will appreciate being asked, even if they cannot make it, and those who do show up will be that much more committed to your cause. To ensure a better turnout, ask for RSVPs, thank the signups, and send them a reminder message. Lastly, make sure that it is easy for participants to get to the location (don’t you just love it when your friends include a Googlemap link?).Source: http://www.mrss.com/news/Emaily-Post-s-Guide-to-Online-Decorum.pdf “Manners are made up of trivialities of deportment which can be easily learned if one does not happen to know them;” – Emily PostWhile Ms. Post’s advice about the appropriate dress for a butler in a well-appointed house and the rules of conduct for a debutante are hopelessly outdated, good manners still count. Without a doubt, email is an efficient and cost-effective way to build and maintain relationships, whether with your organization’s supporters or with your own nearest and dearest. But those relationships will be stronger and healthier if you heed the do’s and don’ts of polite email society – they’re simple and apply in equal measure to both groups.Out of inbox, out of mind? Gaps in communication for prolonged periods are a sure way to let a relationship fizzle out. Email lists that have been left idle for extended periods of time tend to have lower response rates (I don’t recommend testing this!). Unless you are actually trying to ditch a wearisome ex, it’s best to maintain regular contact with your supporters, just as you would with friends or family, even if that requires some creativity and legwork when the content is not abundant. But be sure to maintain integrity – always instill your messages with some value because… …no one likes a town crier. Do you know someone who forwards emails indiscriminately? Be it a CNN news alert (that you receive yourself, thank you very much), a chain letter promising good fortune to those who pass it on to seven spirited women, or a cartoon featuring singing Matzo Men, these e-town criers want to be the first to spread the news.Organizations, too, have been guilty of blasting out messages that most recipients don’t care to receive. This kind of behavior is a nuisance. Before hitting the send button, think carefully about whether the message merits the time your recipients will take out of their busy lives to read it.Keep it simple. It is important to keep your messages simple and clear. No legalese, no insider jargon, no buzzwords, and no policy wonk language, please! Words like “churlishness” and “pernicious” belong on GMAT study guide, not in email communications. No one wants to read an email about “H.R. 4526 bill to extend the discretionary spending limits through fiscal year 2011, referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.” Rule of thumb – write the email to your supporters as if you were writing it to your mom.last_img read more

Submit Your Article to the MHTF-PLOS Collection on Maternal Health

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 19, 2013March 13, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The MHTF and the journal PLOS currently have a call for papers open for year two of maternal health collection, with the theme “maternal health is women’s health,”and submissions received by April 1 will have the best chance of being published.From the call for papers:For Year 2 of the MHTF–PLOS Collection on Maternal Health, we welcome primary research articles (both quantitative and qualitative) and incisive commentary related to maternal health in the context of women’s health throughout their lifespan, and more specifically in the following areas that have been identified by the global maternal health community as critical needs:maternal health as part of sexual and reproductive health issues (e.g. family planning, gender-based violence, STIs),maternal health and non-communicable diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, mental health),maternal health and communicable diseases (e.g. malaria, HIV/AIDS),implications of child and adolescent health for maternal health, andconsequences of poor maternal health in later stages of women’s lives (e.g. prolapse and other chronic morbidities).Visit PLOS Collections to read articles published as part of the first year of the collection, which focused on quality of maternal health care. To read more about the collection, click here.Share this:last_img read more

IDEAS Web Seminar November 20: How to Write a Research Paper

first_imgPosted on November 19, 2013November 17, 2016By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In this month’s edition of the web seminar series organized by our colleagues at IDEAS, Dr. Tanya Marchant, IDEAS Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology will lead a session on writing a scientific paper for peer review publications. The seminar will offer tips for key elements in the development of a research paper, including crafting key messages, identifying target journals and working through the peer review process. It will be held tomorrow, November 20, at 9:30 GMT and can be accessed online here. As with all seminars in the series, the seminar will be recorded and available for viewing on the IDEAS resources page.Save the date: next month’s seminar will be held on December 18 and focus on a discussion of maternal, perinatal and child death reviews.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Freelancers selling in New York State have new sales tax collection requirements

first_imgIf you are a freelancer who sells taxable goods online, you are likely aware of the challenges of collecting and remitting sales tax in multiple jurisdictions. A case in point that you should pay attention to if your business includes sales in New York State (NYS): the state recently enacted legislation to force marketplace providers to collect sales tax on behalf of their sellers. This requirement went into effect on June 1, 2019. The following is what you need to know:The definition of a marketplace providerIn the new NYS regulation, a marketplace provider is someone who has an agreement to facilitate the sales of tangible personal property for a marketplace seller. To facilitate a sale of tangible personal property the following must hold true:The person must provide the conduit or platform by which a sale is transacted or an offer of sale is accepted. A conduit or platform includes a website, catalog, shop, store, booth, kiosk, etc.; andthe person or their affiliate (or their contracted third party entity) collects the marketplace seller’s customer receipts for the sale of tangible personal property.The definition of a marketplace sellerIn the new NYS regulation, a marketplace seller is defined as any person who has an agreement with a marketplace provider to facilitate sales of tangible personal property on their behalf.A marketplace provider cannot refuse to collect tax on a marketplace seller’s sales, even if the seller is registered for sales tax purposes.Responsibilities of a marketplace providerAs part of the new NYS requirements, a marketplace provider must:Be registered with the Department of Taxation and Finance for sales tax purposes at least 20 days before selling in the state.Register for sales tax purposes and collect and remit sales tax even if they have no physical presence in New York but are facilitating sales for a marketplace seller, if in the previous four sales tax quarters:The marketplace seller’s cumulative gross receipt total from sales made or facilitated of tangible personal property delivered into New York was in excess of $300,000, andMore than 100 sales of tangible personal property were made and delivered into NYS.Collect and remit sales tax on all taxable sales of tangible personal property. Tangible personal property includes prewritten computer software that is downloaded or remotely accessed by a customer but it excludes services, restaurant food, hotel occupancy, or admissions to a place of amusement.Also collect and remit tax due on sales of tangible personal property in New York when they are transacted outside of an agreement with a marketplace seller.Specific sales tax obligations for marketplace providersJust like any other vendor, a marketplace provider has the following sales tax obligations and rights:Getting a Certificate of Authority.Collecting sales tax, filing sales tax returns, and remitting sales tax.The right to accept a certificate or other document proving an exemption or exclusion from sales tax; anda marketplace provider must issue Form ST-150 the Marketplace Provider Certificate of Collection, to its marketplace sellers for sales of tangible personal property.The right to receive a sales tax refund.In addition, marketplace providers must keep records and cooperate with the Department of Taxation and Finance to ensure the proper collection and remittance of tax imposed, collected, or required to be collected.Liability relief for marketplace providers and marketplace sellersEven the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance understands that occasionally errors happen. As such, a marketplace provider is not held responsible for failure to collect the right amount of sales tax if they can prove that they had incorrect or not enough information from the marketplace seller.Any marketplace seller registered to collect sales tax does will receive sales tax liability relief on a sale of tangible personal property if:They can prove (with a properly completed Form ST-150, Marketplace Provider Certificate of Collection) that a sale was facilitated by a marketplace provider registered to collect sales tax on their behalf and,the error in collecting the proper amount of tax on a sale by the marketplace provider was not the caused by the marketplace seller providing erroneous information.There is no liability relief in either case if there is an affiliation between the marketplace seller and marketplace provider.As you can see, if you sell goods on behalf of a marketplace provider into NYS, you need to ensure that you are meeting these new requirements. Likewise, if you are depending on a marketplace provider to sell goods for you in the state, now is the time to make sure they are aware of — and following — these new rules. Failure to do so could mean facing substantial fines and penalties.Jonathan Medows is a New York City based CPA who specializes in taxes and business issues for freelancers and self-employed individuals across the country. He offers a free consultation to members of Freelancer’s Union* and a monthly email newsletter covering tax, accounting and business issues to freelancers on his website, http://www.cpaforfreelancers.com — which also features a new blog, how-to articles, and a comprehensive freelance tax guide.*Jonathan is happy to provide an initial consultation to freelancers. To qualify for a free consultation you must be a member of the Freelancers Union and mention this article upon contacting him. Please note that this offer is not available March 1 through April 18 and covers a general conversation about tax responsibilities of a freelancer and potential deductions. These meetings do not include review of self-prepared documents, review of self-prepared tax returns, or the review of the work of other preparers. The free meeting does not include the preparation or review of quantitative calculations of any sort. He is happy to provide such services but would need to charge an hourly rate for his time.last_img read more

Santa Cruz: Manchester City are not normal

first_imgManchester City ‘Manchester City are not normal’ – Santa Cruz’s hails Guardiola’s ‘historic’ winning run Jamie Smith 08:54 12/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) guardiola-cropped Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Leicester City v Manchester City Leicester City League Cup Guardiola İ. Gündoğan The former Blues striker admits those at the Etihad Stadium have achieved something quite remarkable, but has warned they have won nothing yet Manchester City’s run of 16 consecutive wins in the Premier League is “not normal” and will go down in history, according to former player Roque Santa Cruz.The Paraguay international joined City from Blackburn Rovers in 2009, a year after the club was bought by Sheikh Mansour, whose spending has fuelled City’s rise to the top.Pep Guardiola’s men are 11 points clear at the summit of the Premier League heading into the festive period, but Santa Cruz believes the title race is not completely settled, despite his old club’s massive lead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The results speak for themselves,” Santa Cruz said. “16 victories in a row is not normal, it’s a historic record.”I don’t know if that’s only in England, but maybe in the whole of Europe. The Premier League’s a very competitive league and to win all those matches is really very difficult.”But, having done that, City have not created a huge gap between themselves and United. We’re seeing an unusual league this year.”Let’s wait until December finishes, which is a very revealing month in terms of predicting how the competition could end.”@Carabao_Cup fixture alert! #mancity pic.twitter.com/8E9A6vttra— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 21, 2017City face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday with a chance to stretch their lead to 14 points from Manchester United, who travel to Leicester City later in the day.Guardiola’s men are also on track to challenge for four trophies, having booked a Champions League last-16 tie with Basel, while Bristol City await in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

The Challenges of Recruiting Cowboy Backs

first_imgCoach Mike Gundy signed five tight ends in the 2008 recruiting class. He signed zero the following three years.“It’s turned a full circle,” Gundy said at Big 12 Media Days. “Years ago, you never saw an offense without one. Then nobody was using one.”Oklahoma State included.Over the next few years, Zac Veatch moved from fullback/tight end to offensive lineman and back again, and Keenen Brown went from receiver to cowboy back. It wasn’t until 2015 that cowboy back even became a recruited position.Coach Jason McEndoo was pulled on board from Montana State, where he ran the offensive line, and was told to get creative.AdChoices广告Over the three-plus years the cowboy back position has been in existence, players as short as 5-foot-10 Luke Hupp or as tall as 6-foot-5 Baron Odom have been raked onto the roster. This outlines a challenge OSU faces in attempting to bring players to be successful at a position that doesn’t exist anywhere in high school football.As of the 2017 roster, only four of the eight cowboy backs were offered a formal scholarship out of high school, and two of them were in the most recent class.“It’s really kinda of hard to find ’em and come up with enough to recruit,” Gundy said.True and false. There are invariably fewer fullbacks and tight ends than almost every other position out there. But when you look at only the states OSU has pulled these types of players from, there are still 24 uncommitted players of at least a two-star rating, according to 247 Sports. That includes recent decommit Nic McTear from Frisco Heritage and his could-be replacement James Palmer out of Westmoore.That’s not a massive pool, but it’s probably enough. One reason it’s not huge though is because of the allure of the position — or lack thereof.“There’s not a lot of guys who are fired up about playing fullback or tight end in high school,” Gundy said. “If they have the body structure, they’d rather go over and play defensive end.”Case and point: Cole Walterscheid. Tight end was Walterscheid’s primary position at Muenster High School, mostly because he only weighed about 210 pounds at 6-5.That happens a lot and it rarely goes the other way.“James Castleman, of course he was bigger,” Gundy said. “When we recruited him, he was 245 pounds. He ended up being 300, but he was that type of body structure. We didn’t know he was gonna be 300 pounds.”It didn’t matter anyway.Poor No. 9.Gundy said current defensive end Jarrell Owens is that same body structure. He played running back in high school but hasn’t ran a snap of offense, unless you count the one on defense.Wild play alert courtesy of @CowboyFB defense.#Big12FB on FS1 https://t.co/9wNohKypWe— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 22, 2016As for those who will own the position this season, Gundy still believes the cowboy back, on its face, brings an entirely new facet to the offense other positions cannot.“You have the ability to run a seven-man running play and a five-man passing play with that guy in the game,” Gundy said. “Part of the success with our running game was because of Justice (Hill), but the other part of it was because of our cowboy backs.” 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.last_img read more