IT engineer Mohsin Shaikh’s father dies

first_imgSadiq Shaikh, 64, father of Mohsin Shaikh, who was allegedly killed by Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) activists in Pune in 2014, died on Monday afternoon at his residence in Solapur due to heart attack.Shaikh complained of chest pain and died at around 2.30 p.m. Sadiq Shaikh tirelessly made rounds of the Bombay High Court seeking compensation for the murder of Mohsin on June 2, 2014 in Hadapsar, Pune.On November 29 this year the HC had directed that Shaikh be paid ₹10 lakh compensation as per a government resolution. He was granted the said amount on December 5. However, he had urged the court to direct payment of ₹30.9 lakh to the family.Shaikh is survived by his wife, son and daughter. Talking to The Hindu, Shaikh’s son-in-law said, “He died a sad man and was extremely tense over the compensation for his family. He would often run around to the collector’s office and HC to get some relief from them.”last_img

Change in demeanor turns things around for NU libero Jennifer Nierva

first_imgMOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew 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 Khabib Nurmagomedov doubts Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—National University maintained its place in the race for a Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and a large part of that is thanks to young libero Jennifer Nierva.The Lady Bulldogs fended off Adamson University, 28-26, 30-32, 25-21, 25-22, on Sunday to keep their hopes alive for the semifinals with their 3-7 record giving them a mathematical chance of entering the grand ball.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Nierva did display her calmness on the court with 44 excellent digs and 33 successful receptions leading the Lady Bulldogs to break their three-game skid.“My goal before the start of the game is to be the source of positivity, the source of energy, the source of happiness,” said Nierva, 19. “Since I’m the libero, I have to be stable.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Nierva said that even though she’s a rookie, her team relies on her to bring the stability on and off the floor.After NU’s three-set loss to De La Salle, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10, Nierva left the playing floor in tears, but she changed her demeanor heading into the match against the Lady Falcons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“After that, I thought to myself that I had so much drama,” said Nierva in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I said that I should’ve never cried after our loss and I should always be happy and enjoy the game.”“If I have that kind of demeanor, the happiness will eventually translate to the game because if I’m overly emotional you’ll limit your performance and you won’t play at the best of your abilities.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 14, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: As it happened

first_imgLeading from the front, skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 62 off just 44balls to guide Mumbai Indians to a comfortable six-wicket victory overRoyal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match atthe Wankhede Stadium. (Scorecard)Highlights:Mumbai Innings:23.44 IST: Rohit Sharma adjudged Man of the Match 23.38 IST: Rohit Sharma (62) top-scored for his side, while Pollard (40*), Rayudu (31) and Buttler (28) all contributed for the home side. MI have jumped to fourth on the points table now. This is the 13th instance this season where the team batting second has won the match.23.31 IST: Pollard finishes it off!!!! Mumbai Indians (171/4) crush Royal Challengers Bangalore (170/7) by 6 wickets with 2 overs to spare. Kieron Pollards remains unbeaten on 40 off just 19 balls. 23.26 IST: SIX Alert!!!! Kieron Pollard smacks back-to-back sixes off Kane Richardson to bring MI within touching distance of the target. Mumbai 157/4 after 17 overs, need 14 runs to win from 18 balls. 23.17 IST: WICKET!!! Iqbal Abdullah once again delivers for RCB getting the wicket of Jos Buttler (28 off 14 balls). Mumbai 140/4 after 15.4 overs, need another 31 runs from 26 balls. 23.14 IST: FOUR!!! Kieron Pollard smacks two boundaries off Shane Watson’s over to keep the run chase on track for the home side. Watson concedes 13 runs off his over. Mumbai 128/3 after 15 overs, need another 43 runs from 30 balls. 23.05 IST: Big Wicket for RCB!!! Iqbal Abdullah has turned the game on its head as he picks up Rohit Sharma’s wicket, leaving Mumbai in a tricky situation. MI need another 62 runs from 42 balls to win.22.57 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings up his half-century from 38 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. But Mumbai still have a long way to go and need Rohit to bat through till the end.advertisement22.50 IST: THAT’s OUT!!! Ambati Rayudu departs after scoring a quickfire 31 off 23 balls. Iqbal Abdullah picks up the wicket. Jos Buttler joins Rohit Sharma at the crease. Mumbai 89/2 after 11 overs.22.42 IST: Mumbai 70/1 in 9 overs, need another 101 runs from 66 balls at 9.18 runs per over. Rohit Sharma 40*, Ambati Rayudu 23*. Current partnership: 64 off 48 balls. 22.27 IST: Mumbai Indians score 51 runs in the powerplay for the loss of one wicket. Rohit Sharma 26*, Ambati Rayudu 18*. Required run rate: IST: FREE-HIT!!! Varun Aaron bowls a waist high full-toss and Ambati Rayudu takes full advantage of the free-hit, smacking the next ball for a four. 19 runs came off Aaron’s over. Mumbai 43/1 after 5 overs. 22.17 IST: Meanwhile, take a look at the glamorous female anchors who have graced the Indian Premier League over the last nine years – Mandira Bedi to Shibani Dandekar: The ladies who left their mark on the IPL 22.14 IST: Rohit Sharma has been involved in a run out 26 times in IPL history. 22.12 IST: Mumbai Indians have had a nervy start to their innings specially after the early departure of Parthiv. Score 14/1 after 3 overs.  22.01 IST: WICKET!!!! Kane Richardson dismisses Parthiv Patel with his first ball. Patel top-edges a pull shot into the waiting hands of AB de Villiers at point. Ambati Rayudu has come out to the middle. 22.00 IST: Varun Aaron bowls a decent first over for RCB. Parthiv gets off the mark with a boundary. Mumbai 6/0 after 1 over. 21.42 IST: Innings Break!!! An action-packed final over saw Mumbai Indians picking up 3 wickets, but thanks to some lusty blows from Sarfaraz Khan and Travis Head in the death overs powered Bangalore to 170/7 in 20 overs. Head top-scored for RCB with 37 off 24 balls, while Sarfaraz scored 28 from 18 balls.  21.29 IST: Sarfaraz and Travis Head are finding it difficult to get the big hits in the death overs. Bangalore 143/4 after 18 overs. 21.19 IST: Last 4 overs have fetched 27 runs for RCB at the cost of 1 wicket. Current partnership between Sarfaraz and Head: 24 runs off 15 balls. Bangalore 123/4 after 16 overs. 21.08 IST: WICKET!!! Shane Watson edges a short delivery from Jasprit Bumrah to the keeper. Travis Head and Sarfaraz Khan now have the responsibility of finishing the innings with a bang. Bangalore 103/4 after 14 overs. 20.56 IST: That’s Out!!! Krunal Pandya gets rid of AB de Villiers to dent RCB’s progress. Debutante Travis Head walks in. Bangalore 93/3 after 11 overs. 20.52 IST: Big Wicket For MI!!! Virat Kohli goes for a lofted hit over cover but holes out at long-off. Shane Watson walks in with de Villiers looking set at the other end. Bangalore 91/2 after 10.2 overs. 20.48 IST: A 73 metre six from AB de Villiers brings up the fifty run partnership with Virat Kohli.20.40 IST: Krunal Pandya’s first voer goes for 10 runs including three wide balls. Kohli-de Villiers partnership are at it again. Bangalore 67/1 after 8 overs.  20.29 IST: The powerplay has fetched 49 runs for Bangalore with Virat Kohli batting on 18 from 16 balls and AB de Villiers on 7 off 6 balls. 20.18 IST: WICKET!!! KL Rahul departs after smashing 16 runs of the first three balls from Mitch McClenaghan, edging a wide delivery to first slip. Bangalore 32/1 after 4 overs.advertisement20.15 IST: Rahul and Kohli are struggling against some quality fast bowling from Southee and McClenaghan. Bangalore 15/0 after 3 overs. 20.05 IST: A superb over from Tim Southee comes to an end. Virat Kohli was struggling to cope with the swing which Southee was getting on a regular basis. Bangalore 4/0 after 1 over. 19.58 IST: KL Rahul is Virat Kohli’s new opening partner tonight. Tim Southee will open the attack for Mumbai Indians. 19.40 IST: Playing XIs – Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, TravisHead, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson,Iqbal Abdulla, Varun Aaron, Harshal Patel.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayudu, HardikPandya, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah. 19.37 IST: Mumbai have brought back Kieron Pollard and left out Martin Guptill. This means that Rohit Sharma will once again open the innings for MI. 19.35 IST: RCB have made five changes in their playing XI – Travis Head replaces Chris Gayle, Kane Richardson in for David Wiese, StuartBinny in for Parveez Rasool, Iqbal Abdullah in for Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaronfor Srinath Aravind. 19.30 IST: TOSS!!! Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma wins the toss and opts to bowl first against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.19.10 IST: Kohli’s boys heading to the Wankhede for the big clash. The boys are in total focus as they head to the Wankhede! #PlayBold boys! #MIvRCB @ABdeVilliers17 @travishead34 Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 20, 201619.05 IST: Mumbai Indians fans have remained faithful to their team despite the results so far this season.Fans have reached the Wankhede! They are #DilSeIndian, are you? #MIvRCB Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201618.46 IST: Meanwhile, here’s a look at all the glamorous ladies who have floored the IPL over the years. Mandira Bedi to Shibani Dandekar: The ladies who left their mark on the IPL 18.40 IST: We are less than an hour away from the toss at Wankhede Stadium. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will look to put an end to their losing streak in the tournament. However, it would not be easy for Rohit Sharma and his men to tame the batting might of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Stay tuned for the updatesPreview: Under-confident Mumbai Indians will aim to get back to winning ways when they come up against an explosive batting power of Royal Challengers Bangalore.After getting off to a losing start to their campaign against Rising Pune Supergiants, defending champions Mumbai came back strongly with a thumping win over Kolkata Knight Riders, but suffered two consecutive loses against Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad to have them tottering in the seventh position in the points table with just two points from four games. (Full IPL 2016 coverage)Failure to get their team combination right has resulted in a series of losses for Mumbai.On the other hand, the Virat Kohli-led Bangalore have only played two games, winning convincingly against Hyderabad but losing to Delhi Daredevils in the last match and sit fourth with two points from as many games.advertisementBut on Wednesday, it will be a fresh start for both the sides and Mumbai will look to make the best use of the home conditions and get their third IPL title hopes back on track. New Zealand’s hard-hitting opener Martin Guptill who made his IPL debut against Hyderabad on Monday failed to make an impact as the right-handed batsman managed only two runs. (Read More)last_img read more

Watch! Argentine footballer Michael Favre dies after being knocked on his head twice

first_imgArgentina football player Michael Favre died after receiving two blows to his head during a local match.The 24-year-old tripped and fell on the ground when he was playing for Club San Jorge de Villa Elisa against Defensores de Colon in  a provincial match on Sunday.As Favre was trying to recover, opponent Geronimo Quintana accidentally caught him in the head with his knee. After getting back to his feet, Favre reacted angrily. At that moment another Defensores player, miffed with Favre’s reaction, pushed him to the ground.He again got up but struggled to balance himself this time. Favre, a father of two, was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The Argentine Football Association released a statement expressing their grief over Favre’s death.Watchlast_img

6 Ways to Make Your Next Job Come To You

first_imgWhen it comes to looking for a new job, most people are reactive—they spot a job posting and apply, hoping they’ll stand out amongst a long list of candidates who also spotted the same posting. But what if you could be proactive in your job search? In other words, what if you could steer your job-search efforts in such a way that you could sit back and let opportunities come to you? It sounds idealistically impossible. But it’s not.  “Reactively responding to job postings may provide immediate gratification,” says Hannah Morgan, a job search and social media strategist and founder of Career Sherpa. But, “the odds of getting a response are slim and the odds of landing a job are even slimmer.” Plus, by doing all the searching yourself, you’ll miss out. “There are more opportunities than seen posted on job sites,” Morgan says. “Shifting the focus to a proactive job search feels empowering. You’re in control, and creating the potential for opportunities to find you.” Ready to do it? Here’s how. 1. Get your friends involved. Employee referrals are one of the most powerful tools in your job-hunting arsenal. And who better to toss you a recommendation than the people who know and love you best in the world? So, “send an email letting your friends know you’re looking for a new job,” suggests Heather Huhman, Generation Y career expert and founder of Come Recommended. “Explain to them what you are looking for and include a copy of your resume. If anything opens up at their company, they’ll have you top of mind.” 5 Ways to Win an Employee Referral and Get Hired2. Turn Facebook into a portfolio.  This social media site isn’t just about snooping into your high-school friends’ lives. You can also “use status updates to help your personal network understand your areas of expertise and career focus,” points out Morgan. “Share information related to your career goals, such as trending industry news or updates from companies you are interested in working for.” A long-lost friend might just come to you with a lead. 3. Talk “shop” at social events. A lot of us like to leave work, well, at work. But Huhman says we shouldn’t be afraid to talk shop when we’re out and about because you never know who’s listening, and what insider information they may know. “Whether you’re attending a dinner party or just sitting next to someone on a plane, discussing with them what you do for a living is a great idea,” she says. Think of it this way: “If the person doesn’t know about an opportunity for you, at least you’ll have grown your professional network.” 4. Show off to your boss—or a future employer. No one’s talking about brown-nosing. But when your employer asks for volunteers to tackle a presentation, don’t slink down in your seat—raise your hand and knock it out of the park. Taking any opportunity that’s given to you is an easy way to get onto your manager’s radar, says Morgan. Seizing these moments can also get you noticed by people outside of your company, too. Morgan recommends you “look for chances to deliver a presentation, serve as a panelist, or be a guest on a podcast.” You’ll find them “through professional associations, industry conferences or clubs,” she says. The Printed Resume vs. The Online Profile: Why You Still Need Both5. Update your LinkedIn profile. While LinkedIn may not be as fun to use as, say, Instagram, this social site can pay big dividends in a proactive job search—if you make yourself marketable, that is. How do you do that? Huhman recommends uploading your current and best work samples. As she explains, “many employers want examples that show how good you are at your job. By posting past work projects on LinkedIn, anyone who finds your profile can get a more in-depth look at the type of employee you’d be.” Morgan says another smart LinkedIn move is to create a presume—a presentation resume. Then, “share a link as a status update on LinkedIn and other social outlets,” she suggests. 6. Write your way to a new job. People can forget a face, or even what someone says. But if they spot your name as the author of an awesome newsletter or a shareable post on LinkedIn, you may just get name-recognition—and eventually, a job offer. So, “contribute to newsletters, write a guest post for an industry blog, or publish your own on LinkedIn,” Morgan suggests. “Select a topic you have expertise in, such as a list of top resources or tips to do your job. You could analyze trends related to your work or write a case study.” Licensed Master Social Worker Prestige Creative Artistic Therapy Group Orlando, FL Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Prestige Creative Artistic Therapy Group Orlando, FL Accounts Receivable Specialist – Amazing Work Environment! Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) Dayton, OH 23 hours ago 23h National Sales Manager Vanguard Creative – Digital – Promo New York, NY Preschool Teacher Smart Start creative learning center Auburn, CA N/A 23 hours ago 23h N/A 23 hours ago 23h Staff Accountant Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) Framingham, MA N/A 23 hours ago 23h Art Director Paradowski Creative Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO N/A Technical Support Representative Creative Safety Supply Beaverton, OR 23 hours ago 23h See more Creative jobs N/A 4.5★ Finance Manager – Highly Visible Role! 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AWESOME! Firmino offers signed shirt to Liverpool fans with old No11

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Roberto Firmino has offered a signed shirt to any fan who has already purchased his number 11 jersey with his name and number on the back after requesting a move to the famous number nine next season.Egypt international Mohamed Salah will replace the Brazilian and wear 11 in his debut season at Anfield.Firmino wants to wear the legendary number nine shirt but is well aware that a number of fans have already purchased the kit.Liverpool issued the following statement on their website: ‘Since joining the Reds in 2015, the Brazilian has held No.11, but has requested to move to the No.9 shirt starting next season.’As a gesture to those fans who have already purchased the official 2017-18 jersey with Firmino’s name and number 11 on the back, Roberto would like to offer supporters the opportunity to have them personally signed by him.’All official 2017-18 season shirts with ‘Firmino 11′ printed on them should be sent to Anfield by August 18, 2017 with a stamped self-addressed envelope big enough to contain your jersey.’It will then be signed by Firmino and returned using the self-addressed envelope. Please note that you are required to send proof of purchase with your shirt (e.g. a receipt of purchase which will be returned to you with your shirt). Only shirts purchased before 9pm BST on June 22, 2017 will be signed and any and all postal duty to send to us and return your shirt to you must be paid in full.’last_img read more

Comolli urges Marseille not to be down over Gomis snub: It makes sense

first_imgFormer Liverpool football chief Damien Comolli says Marseille shouldn’t be disheartened over Bafetimbi Gomis’ snub.The former Swansea City has signed for Galatasaray, despite spending last season on-loan with Marseille.”There is nothing abnormal. Gomis has a Premier League striker’s salary that he got by signing free at the time, along with a signing bonus,” said Comolli. “It was the law of the market at that time.”One can understand his refusal to decline as long as there are clubs ready to accept him under these conditions.”last_img

The Best Available Tools to Measure Women’s Childbirth Experiences

first_imgThe Childbirth Experience QuestionnaireSweden22For first-time mothers Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience QuestionnaireSweden29Measures fear of childbirth The Maternal Satisfaction Scale for Caesarean SectionCanada22Measures patients’ perceptions following cesarean section Patient Perception ScoreUnited Kingdom3Measures patients’ perceptions following operative delivery ToolCountryItemsNotes The Childbirth Perception ScaleThe Netherlands12Includes postpartum assessment While there are several tools available for measuring women’s childbirth experiences, the majority of them require further investigation. It is also important to note that almost all of the tools included in this review were designed and tested in high-income countries. Additional work is needed to adapt these tools for use in diverse settings across the globe to ensure that the constructs being measured are locally relevant. Having accurate, useful tools to measure women’s childbirth experiences is essential for efforts to improve the provision of respectful, high quality maternal health care for every woman.—Read the full open access paper, “Measuring women’s childbirth experiences: A systematic review for identification and analysis of validated instruments.”Learn about recently developed tools designed to measure the quality of women’s interactions with maternity care providers and their role in decision-making during childbirth.Are you a researcher who is using or designing an instrument to measure women’s experiences with maternal health care? Tell us about your work!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on August 25, 2017August 25, 2017By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Understanding women’s experiences during childbirth is an important component of addressing issues related to the quality of maternal health care. However, measuring the quality of maternal health care, and specifically women’s experiences, is notoriously difficult. Researchers, clinicians and patients disagree about what factors are important to capture, and those factors are often context-specific. Numerous tools have been developed in different parts of the world to measure various aspects of women’s experiences with maternal health care. Some have been tested more extensively than others, and many are designed with a specific sub-population in mind.A paper that was recently published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth reviewed existing measurement tools that aim to capture women’s childbirth experiences. The authors assessed 36 diverse instruments and scored each one based on a set of properties focused on validity and reliability. Overall quality scores were calculated based on accuracy, usefulness and relevance.Based on their analysis, the authors recommended 7 tools with the highest overall quality scores: Pregnancy and Maternity Care Patients Experiences QuestionnaireNorway145Meant for use in health systems that are similar to Norway’s The Responsiveness in Perinatal and Obstetric Health Care QuestionnaireThe Netherlands40Based on the World Health Organization’s Responsiveness Modellast_img read more

How “Key Convincer Phrases” can land you the gig every time

first_imgKey Convincer Phrases are terms that arrest our attention. Great copywriters know hundreds of them.Have you ever read a sales letter and find yourself nodding along in agreement with everything it says? That’s because the letter is loaded with key convincer phrases.I am going to share how you can get the same results and capture the attention of anyone using a simple three-step strategy to discovering Key Convincer Phrases for any project, sales letter or networking event.Using this simple strategy you can capture attention, collect key convincer phrases and land more gigs.This strategy works in person as well. Using the principle below you can find key convincer phrases to make conversations more engaging, interviews more successful and generate greater results from networking.Here’s how:Step 1) Make a list of industry jargon and translate it to sound regular.Jargon is the industry’s version of bragging. People use jargon when they are afraid people won’t see them as experts. Knowing this we need to translate key jargon phrases into normal language.Below is jargon I see in the copywriting field:”I want to optimize click through conversion.”Here is the ‘regular’ translation:”I want more people to look at my stuff.”See it is simple!Getting started is easy. All you have to do is to substitute regular words for business sounding words. Once you’ve done that read the new sentence out loud. If you’ve done it right a sixth grader should be able to understand you.Once you’ve translated the jargon go to step two.Step 2) Understand The Results The Client WantsMost freelancers never pause to consider what a client wants. I want you to take a moment and figure out what the example clients wants.”I want more people to look at my stuff.”Ask yourself this: Why do they want more people looking at their stuff?What would more people looking at that stuff do for them? Do they have an awesome deal, a funny article or do they want people to buy that thing?Identifying what a client wants is easy. Client’s desires pretty much fall into three categories:Greater SalesBetter PublicityBrand RecognitionPick the category that best fits the translation. What do you think the client from the example wants? What would more people looking at this article do for them?Let’s say the answer is greater sales. The client wants their content marketing to lead to greater sales.By understanding what it is someone wants you can move to step three.Step 3) Communicate clearly how you would deliver what a client wantsSounds simple right? A lot of freelancers (especially experienced ones) forget this step.Take what you’ve learned from your translation and figure out, in plain language, how you could fix that problem.In the example above the client wants more people to look at their stuff for greater sales. Okay.So I know in plain language what they want and why. Now I go in and communicate to them exactly how I would do this.Example:“I’ll increase your sales by writing an article that teases readers with a solution that they’ll have to sign up for your email list to see. A larger email list means you have more people to whom to market your stuff.”Key Takeaway:Mastering communication is the fastest way to speeding up the process to getting what you want.Learning to identify, create and use key convincer phrases will have a massive impact on your income, growth and communication skills. Use my three step process and get started today!last_img read more

“You good?” The importance of checking up on a fellow freelancer

first_imgI never met Karyn Washington, but I admired her work. She was a young freelance writer and the founder of the For Brown Girls blog. Her writing was vibrant and humorous. She tackled difficult topics like racism, colorism, and body-shaming in ways that welcomed thoughtful dialogue and not diatribes.I followed her on social media and admired her ability to express a deep and sincere appreciation for Black culture and self-acceptance, especially for young girls. She was a member of my virtual beloved blogging community—people who I only knew through their words, yet I felt some deep connection to.In April of 2014, 22-year-old Karyn committed suicide.As personal accolades poured in, many of the people who knew her personally expressed a profound sadness that someone so full of life, so vibrant, and so loved would commit suicide. They also shared that she had struggled with depression—a side of her very public life that she kept private.The recent suicides of public figures like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have created a public discussion about depression, mental illness, and suicide. As is often the case when well-known figures commit suicide, there has been a floodgate of conversations centered around why this may have happened, if there were any warning signs, and if there was anything that anyone could have done to help. Although many people have speculated, no one really knows why.As several celebrities shared their own stories about depression and/or receiving help, the immediate and sustained news coverage brought about open and transparent dialogue about suicide awareness and suicide prevention. CNN and other news outlets reported that the National Suicide Prevention hotline received a 25% increase in calls shortly following the Spade and Bourdain suicides: 1-800-273-8255 I listened and watched these larger discussions about suicide and suicide prevention, I thought about Karyn. I thought about the other Karyns of the world.I thought about freelancers who work for themselves or who are by themselves the majority of the time or who are isolated from others. I thought about how easy it is to fall under the radar or, paradoxically, to become invisible. I thought about how easy it is for other people to assume that everything is great.As my mind stayed in perpetual thinking mode, I kept coming back to this: Our creativity may pave our professional pathways, but it does not inoculate us from the same stressors and life crises that affect others.Freelancers live, write, create, share, service, help, and entertain in public spaces, yet we may also be grappling with personal pain, a pain that others may not see. A pain that may be masked because some freelancers do not have access to affordable mental health counseling. Couple that with a social media climate where positivity, optimism, and near perfection draws others in and makes them want to follow, emulate, and support you, and it makes sense as to why it may be difficult for someone to seek out help.And that is why it is important that we check up on one another. One of my favorite methods for doing so is a simple, colloquial expression: “You good?”I have sent it to several people and I am often on the receiving end of a text or inbox message with some variation of this content. It may seem like an inconsequential gesture, but according to the National Institute of Mental Health:“Often, family and friends are the first to recognize the warning signs of suicide and can be the first step toward helping an at-risk individual find treatment with someone who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.”A quick phone call, a text, an email, an inbox, a DM, a visit, a lunch date, or an outing are all gestures that remind people that they are thought of, that they are cared for, and that they are loved. In fact, sincere and thoughtful expressions of concern may be the first steps in helping someone else seek out the professional assistance that they may need in a time of crisis.Staying connected and being a part of a community of other freelancers is important. These relationships help to anchor us and remind us that we are truly connected to other people, people who care not only about us professionally, but who care about our emotional and mental well-being.last_img read more

Instacap: Oklahoma State Outclasses Tulsa in Opener 59-24

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. Throughout the game, King looked increasingly like a junior version of current NFL back and last season’s No. 2 Chris Carson, bowling defenders on their backs with a ferocious running style.King, Hill and the other backs hit the 300-yard mark, and with Rudolph eclipsing 300 as well, it was the first time that has happened in five years. The Cowboys averaged 10.2 yards per play and 9.0 yards per carry. Hill closed out his sophomore opener with 15 carries for 132 yards. King had six for 95 and Brown had five for 92. It was an electric performance.This is … unbelievable.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 31, 2017Another (technical) first-year guy was Dillon Stoner. It was up in the air as to whether he or freshman and key signing Tylan Wallace would be the No. 2 inside receiver. Stoner was the guy on Thursday. And he was awesome. He played in 29 plays with Rudolph, and when he was in, he was a frequent target. He finished with four catches for 18 yards, but he was key in keeping drives going and momentum pointed in the right direction.The Cowboys’ youngest and most inexperienced players made Tulsa’s No. 1s look silly at times, and the Cowboys’ stars made the Hurricane seem even worse, especially for a team that won 10 games last season.Rudolph, Washington and the defensive starters got OSU out to a 52-17 lead before Taylor Cornelius and the backups took over and held it down for the 59-24 victory.The Cowboys’ next test will be at 7 p.m. on September 8, in Mobile, Alabama. OSU is now 70-41-5 in season-openers, winners in 10 of the past 12 games and 1-0 in the biggest season since, well, you know when. Tyron Johnson’s manhandling of Tulsa cornerback Kerwin Thomas on his way to a 44-yard fade touchdown was only an indication of what was coming.WATCH: Welcome to the SEAson of Orange! Rudolph to Tyron Johnson to start the night for #OKState! #MA2ON— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 31, 2017James Washington did something similar six minutes later, and the Oklahoma State running backs washed, rinsed and repeated the Hurricane defense over and over again in the Cowboys’ 59-24 season-opening victory.AdChoices广告It was the Pokes’ 22nd-consecutive win in a home opener.OSU was impressive but still a little rusty in some areas the first half. Jalen McCleskey let a punt dribble toward the goal line until he didn’t. He picked it up and fumbled in the end zone. It ended in a Tulsa touchdown.Then before the first half ended, Mason Rudolph scrambled to his right and tried to throw deep to his left. He was hit as he threw it, and Petera Wilson came down with it. He plays for the other team, and that ended with a field goal as time expired.But outside of the one blunder, Rudolph was his usual Heisman-worthy self. He wrapped up Game 1 with 303 yards and three touchdowns on 83 (!!!) percent passing. Washington, too. He caught six balls, earning 145 yards and a pair of scores.But the headliner might have been the first-year players. Johnson’s touchdown was on his first play from scrimmage in an OSU uniform. He was as-advertised: 44 yards receiving, 11 rushing, 29 in the return game and all the swagger.Then there was the beauty of J.D. King’s Cowboy debut. On Wednesday, I wrote about the similarities between King and Hill’s progression through their freshmen falls. He made me look brilliant.King swiped the spotlight on just his second collegiate carry when he burst through the middle of the defense and ran high and tight for a 71-yard score. It was the longest OSU run since … 2011. That is, until LD Brown went for 73 later in the fourth.WATCH: Hail to the King! J.D. King goes 71 yards to put #OKState up 28-7!— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 1, 2017last_img read more

Reus signs new Dortmund deal

first_imgTransfers Arsenal & Man United target Reus signs new Dortmund deal Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 00:39 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund Getty Images Transfers Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga After recovering from a serious knee injury, the Germany international has pledged his long-term future to Signal Iduna Park Marco Reus has signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund that will keep him at the Bundesliga club until June 2023.The Germany international’s future had been in some doubt, with several Premier League clubs linked with a move in the summer. Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham were some of the teams reportedly following Reus, who has rejoined the Dortmund first team in 2018 after recovering from a cruciate ligament injury.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But the 28-year-old forward has dispelled any speculation by putting pen to paper on a fresh deal. “I have worn this shirt since 2012. I am happy and proud I can announce I will keep wearing it,” Reus said. “This is my home and BVB is my club. Since I was a child I dreamt of wearing black and yellow and to play for this club.”I am deeply convinced by this step and with signing this contract I want to send a sign for the future.”Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke joined Reus in expressing their delight over his renewal. “Marco improves any team. He is the player for the important moments and the important goals. He is a cornerstone of our attack and futhermore a face of this club,” Zorc explained.Watzke added: “We are very happy that Marco renewed for a long time here, even though the best clubs in the world kept making him offers in the past.✍️ @woodyinho verlängert Vertrag langfristig bis 2023 #REUS2023— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 9 de marzo de 2018″I have a close personal relationship with him and the talks with him and his agent were in a constructive and harmonical atmosphere from the beginning.”This player shows the maximum of dedication and we are proud of that.”last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd players question coach Kieran McKenna’s methods

first_imgMan Utd players question coach Kieran McKenna’s methodsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United coach Kieran McKenna’s methods are being questioned, it is being claimed.McKenna joined the senior staff last year under former manager Jose Mourinho.The Daily Mail says some players harbour reservations over McKenna having such a key role in first-team training little more than a year after being promoted from the Under 18s. His sessions are thought by some to be more suited to the academy. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Justice Square Project to be Expedited

first_img Eleven additional court rooms to be created Story Highlights As part of its backlog reduction strategy, the Ministry of Justice will be seeking to expedite the Justice Square project in downtown Kingston, to provide more courtrooms and Chambers for judges.In  an interview with JIS News, Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said that so far, the basement and the first two floors located in the former National Commercial Bank (NCB) building have been renovated and remodelled as courtrooms and chambers for judges, with a registry and holding area.“That is substantially completed. For the upper two floors, we are in the process of getting the National Contracts Commission’s approval to continue with the contractor to complete them,” Senator Golding noted.“We have an agreed price with the contractor and we are hoping to be able to start that process. I am told that the estimated time for completion is five months,” he added.The Minister said this will enable some 11 additional court rooms to be created, seven of which will be in the former NCB building and four will be in the Supreme Court building.He further informed that on completion, there will be an additional 15 chambers for judges, three of which will be for Masters in Chambers.Phase 1 of the Justice Square project began after the Ministry signed a contract valued at $399 million on February 23, 2011.It involves extensive renovation of the old NCB building and the refurbishing of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.There will also be offices for the newly created Court Management Service (CMS), which will give the Chief Justice autonomy in the management of the courts.The Government has allocated some $410 million in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure for construction works under the Ministry of Justice.Of the sum, $370 million will go towards the construction and improvement of courthouses; continuation of the Justice Square project; and the renovation of a building on Hagley Park Road to house the Ministry. On completion, there will be an additional 15 chambers for judges Justice Square project to be expedited to provide more courtrooms and Chambers for judgeslast_img read more

Europe weather UK army sent out Dutch ice skate on canals

first_imgLONDON – As unusually cold weather gripped Europe, Britain’s military was sent out Friday to central and western England to get hospital employees to work and help police rescue people from snowbound vehicles.Nicknamed “The Beast from the East,” the cold front caused travel chaos, with hundreds of flights cancelled in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland. Trains broke down. Motorists found themselves stuck on highways and trapped in frosty conditions for hours.“This is particularly unusual weather,” British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said. “It’s something that happens very rarely in this country.”Up to a meter (three feet) of snow was reported in eastern Ireland, and travellers were stranded south and west of the capital, Dublin.The big chill also froze canals in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Ice on the historic Prinsengracht canal was thick enough for residents to lace up their skates and glide across its frozen surface. Tourists without skates slid across the ice, taking selfies.“It’s just cool. You can go fast and you see the world from a slightly different perspective,” said skater Noldus Reijnders.Heathrow Airport tweeted Friday that it was working with airlines to consolidate the flight schedule “to provide more certainty around departing flights,” amid the extreme winter conditions across the U.K. and Europe. More than 350 flights were cancelled. Gatwick, London City, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports also reported cancellations.Other European airports closed down entirely. Authorities at Geneva’s airport suspended air traffic for a second straight day amid heavy snowfall. By early afternoon, flights had resumed.Around 340 flights were cancelled at Ireland’s Dublin Airport, which posted images of swirling snow together with the hashtag “BeastFromTheEast.” It doesn’t plan to open until Saturday.The army sent 20 troops and 10 four-wheel drive vehicles to Shropshire, the county south of Liverpool, and the Royal Marines sent resources to Devon and Cornwall on the southwest coast after police asked for help.One train travelling from London’s Waterloo Station to Weymouth ground to a halt outside New Milton, stranding motorists for hours. By mid-afternoon, South Western Railway and Southeastern had urged customers not to travel.Some commuters reported that rail doors refused to open as the push-button mechanisms froze in the cold. Thousands of homes are without electricity as temperatures remain below freezing with bitter winds.One police force in Scotland tweeted a picture of a patrol car beside a snowdrift almost as high as the vehicle itself to show drivers why they should stay home. “PLEASE AVOID THIS AREA,” the post said.In central England, volunteers brought hot drinks and blankets to stranded drivers as they waited for help. Eleanor Kelly, 19, said those stranded in the Milnrow suburb of Rochdale included a father with a baby and toddler in his car.“We’ve been trying to get to as many people as we can,” she said.Commuter Philip Brown endured more than 15 hours on a train travelling from London Waterloo to Bournemouth, Dorset. The average time for the journey is about two hours.“I didn’t have any food or water. There were no buffet facilities on board. The train lost power and we lost heating and lights,” said Brown, 49. “I couldn’t tell you how cold it was, but it was cold enough to prevent you from sleeping … People were wrapping jumpers round their legs trying to keep warm.”But in Amsterdam, nobody was complaining about the cold. Residents on skates glided past tourists who slithered across the ice for pictures. One woman took her dog for a walk along the frozen canal.Still, despite measures taken by authorities to help the ice develop, there were still some holes and parts of the canal weren’t frozen at all. Reijnders was wearing a special red ice pick around his neck just in case.“If you sink through the ice — and there are still a few dangerous places — you can pull yourself out,” he said.___Corder reported from Amsterdam. Jamey Keaten in Geneva also contributed to this report.last_img read more

Obsidian Energy launches formal strategic review including possible sale

first_imgCALGARY — Obsidian Energy Ltd. says it has launched a formal process to explore strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company.Formerly known as Penn West Petroleum Ltd., Obsidian says the process is intended to maximize shareholder value.Obsidian cautioned that there could be no assurance of any particular outcome as a result of the review. Last month, a sale of Obsidian’s 55 per cent interest in the Peace River Oil Partnership to Highwood Oil Co. Ltd. was called off.The deal required the company’s partner, China Investment Corp., to consent to the transfer of the company’s partnership units and the transfer of operatorship, but it was denied.Shares in Obsidian closed at $1.35 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.The Canadian Presslast_img

UN urges businesses to craft socially responsible policies to protect children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners called today on business leaders to create a set of universal principles to ensure that their companies’ actions have a positive impact on youth.“Protecting children’s rights is a global responsibility that requires global commitment from us all, in every sector,” Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, said at the opening of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, a major meeting of business leaders held in New York.“This new partnership will help to establish clear principles for businesses to participate in the global effort to help all children, and especially those most in need,” he said of the initiative, which is spearheaded by UNICEF, the Global Compact and Save the Children.The Children’s Principles of Business – which would be launched in 2011 – are to be based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child which detail basic human rights of children, such as protection from abuse and exploitation.In addition to serving as a reference point for businesses, the Principles would be incorporated into the Global Compact documentation which asks businesses to respect and support human rights. Launched in 2000, the Global Compact is a UN initiative that seeks to foster socially responsible business practices. It has become the world’s largest and most ambitious initiative of its kind with at least 8,000 participants.Speaking today to more than 1,200 corporate chief executives, government ministers, heads of civil society and other participants at the Summit, UN representatives called on business leaders to participate in the consultation project and to help shape the Principles.The first multi-stakeholder consolation on the Principles is scheduled for tomorrow. “Business has an enormous potential to impact children’s lives,” said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the Global Compact. “While much progress has been made in managing and mitigating impacts in areas such as child labour, workplace policies, childcare or responsible marketing, the Principles seek to address the broader responsibilities and commitments of business towards children as one of their constituencies,” he stated. 24 June 2010The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners called today on business leaders to create a set of universal principles to ensure that their companies’ actions have a positive impact on youth. read more

Karannagoda appears before the CID again

However the Supreme Court had recently issued an order preventing the CID from arresting him.The 11 youth had been abducted in Colombo and the suburbs between 2008 and 2009. (Colombo Gazette) He was questioned for around four hours today.Karannagoda was ordered by court to appear before the CID to record a statement. Former Navy Commander, Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today to make a statement regarding the disappearance of 11 youth in Colombo.This is the third time Karannagoda is appearing before the CID to make a statement on the case.

UN refugee agency plans first repatriation of Somalis living in Eritrea

“Somali refugees will repatriate from Eritrea for the first time tomorrow, Wednesday, when 57 volunteers board a UNHCR-chartered aircraft in Asmara for a flight to the Somali capital, Mogadishu,” agency spokesman Kris Janowski told reporters in Geneva.The initial 25 families registered to take Wednesday’s flight are among 1,230 Somali refugees who have asked UNHCR to help repatriate them. At the end of 2000, there were 1253 Somali refugees in Eritrea.UNHCR will be facilitating the return of the Somalis by providing them with assistance. “Before leaving Eritrea, each returnee will receive a cash grant to aid their re-integration in Somalia,” Mr. Janowski said. “Authorities in the Somali Transitional National Government have given UNHCR clearance and pledged cooperation for the operation.”Somali exiles are repatriating to their home country in growing numbers thanks to the installation of a temporary government there, according to UNHCR, which earlier this year returned 117 Somalis from Yemen. An additional 2,800 refugees who remain in Yemen are expected to return by boat before the end of the year. In addition, around 7,700 Somalis in camps in Kenya have told UNHCR that they would like to repatriate, Mr. Janowski said.In total, UNHCR cares for over 281,000 Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa, including approximately 137,000 in Kenya. read more

Facebook 3rdquarter results show mobile advertising inroads

NEW YORK – Facebook finally has proof that it can make money from mobile advertising. As part of Tuesday’s third-quarter results, the world’s biggest social media company disclosed for the first time that some 14 per cent of its ad revenue came from mobile advertising. It started showing ads to users who access Facebook from their phones and tablet computers about six months ago. Since before the company’s initial public offering in May, investors have worried that Facebook isn’t taking advantage of its growing mobile user base. “I want to dispel this myth that Facebook can’t make money on mobile,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a conference call with analysts. “This may have seemed true earlier this year because we hadn’t started trying yet.” Tuesday’s quarterly financial report — Facebook’s second as a public company— sent its stock up $2.53, or 13 per cent, to $22.03 in after-hours trading. Facebook had closed up 18 cents at $19.50 in regular trading on a day that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average drop 243 points, or 1.8 per cent. Facebook Inc. posted a loss of $59 million, or 2 cents per share, in the July-September period. That’s down from earnings of $227 million, or 10 cents per share a year ago, when Facebook was still privately held. Excluding special items, mainly related stock compensation expenses, Facebook Inc. earned $311 million, or 12 cents per share, in the latest quarter, a penny better than what analysts were expecting. Revenue rose 32 per cent to $1.26 billion from $954 million. That’s also higher than the $1.23 billion that analysts polled by FactSet had expected. Facebook’s monthly user base grew 26 per cent from a year earlier, to 1.01 billion. Some 60 per cent of users access Facebook using a mobile device, the company said. At the end of the second quarter, less than 57 per cent of its then-955 million users came from mobile devices. “People who use our mobile products are more engaged, and we believe we can increase engagement even further as we continue to introduce new products and improve our platform,” Zuckerberg said. “At the same time, we are deeply integrating monetization into our product teams in order to build a stronger, more valuable company.” Advertising revenue was $1.09 billion, up 36 per cent from a year earlier. It represented about 86 per cent of Facebook’s total revenue. In the second quarter, Facebook’s ad revenue grew at a slower pace — 28 per cent from a year earlier, to $992 million. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said that besides the mobile progress, the acceleration of ad revenue was a big reason for Facebook’s stock price jump. “There was some debate that they’d be able to pull that off,” he said. Revenue from payments and other fees climbed 13 per cent to $176 million. The figure includes Facebook’s cut from the virtual items people buy for games they pay on the site. Facebook said that while payments from Zynga Inc. declined, its overall games ecosystem has become more diverse. In recent quarters Facebook has derived as much as 12 per cent of its revenue from “FarmVille” maker Zynga Inc., but Zynga has been experiencing a slowdown. Zynga said Tuesday that it is laying off about 5 per cent of its workforce of 3,000 people. Facebook did not provide guidance for the current quarter or beyond, a practice it has maintained since its first earnings report as a public company in late July. Facebook’s stock has been trading at roughly half of its initial public offering price of $38. The May 18 IPO was one of the most highly anticipated offerings in recent years, but the excitement quickly deflated — in part due to concerns about Facebook’s ability to grow mobile ad revenue. The stock has not traded above its IPO price since its first trading day. Though investors took it as a good sign, Sebastian called Facebook’s mobile progress incremental. “They have a lot of work to do,” he said. Facebook’s challenges include ensuring that users are not overwhelmed by mobile ads bombarding their smaller phone and tablet screens. Chief Operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company monitors user engagement to make sure this doesn’t happen. As Facebook’s user growth inevitably plateaus, the company will also have to grow the money it makes from each user, Sebastian said, adding that Facebook is on the right path as it experiments with new ad formats and products. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email facebook|mobile advertising|third-quarter Facebook 3rd-quarter results show mobile advertising inroads by News Staff Posted Oct 23, 2012 4:21 pm MDT read more