Top Stories: Inbred Mammoths, Ringed Asteroids, and Shrinking Salamanders

first_img 00:0000:0000:00 A Dragonfly Mystery, Deformed Mammoths, and Why Dark Pigeons Rule Cities A Dragonfly Mystery, Deformed Mammoths, and Why Dark Pigeons Rule Citiescenter_img Saturn-Like Rings Spotted Around AsteroidResearchers have discovered Saturn-like rings around an icy asteroid far from our sun called Chariklo. This is the first time we’ve found rings around anything in our solar system other than a giant planet. At present, it’s not clear how Chariklo’s ring system formed, but the discovery may help us better us understand how rings behave and evolve. Did Inbreeding Doom the Mammoth?Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)When we think about the mammoth, we don’t imagine genetically deformed creatures stumbling through a doomed landscape, going to desperate lengths to stay alive in a rapidly changing world. But maybe we should: An unusual feature on some mammoth fossils dredged from the North Sea suggests that inbreeding may have hastened the mammoth’s extinction 10,000 years ago.Intensive Day Care May Improve Long-Term Health of Poor ChildrenEarly childhood intervention may improve the long-term health of poor children. That’s the conclusion of a study, launched in 1972, tracking the effect of an intensive day care program on low-income kids. The results suggest that it is possible to prevent conditions such as obesity and heart disease in the poor.Scientists Fix Errors in Controversial Paper About Saturated FatsOn 17 March, a paper made headlines around the world for questioning whether unsaturated fats are really healthier than saturated fats, debunking a cornerstone of many dietary guidelines. But a new version of the publication had to be posted shortly after it first appeared to correct several errors. Now, a number of scientists are criticizing the paper and even calling on the authors to retract it.Warming World Shrinks SalamandersSalamanders are displaying one of the fastest responses to climate change on record. As temperatures in their habitats have risen over just the past 50 years, salamanders have gotten smaller. The discovery is the first confirmation that climate change can alter body size—and helps us understand another way it will affect the world as we know it.Spacecraft Returns Seven Particles From Birth of the Solar SystemAfter a massive, years-long search, researchers have recovered seven interstellar dust particles from the birth of our solar system. The whole sample weighs just a few trillionths of a gram, but it’s the first time scientists have laid their hands on primordial material unaltered by the violent birth of the solar system.last_img read more

Subroto Cup: Bengal Teams Dominate Day 6 in U14 Sub Junior Boys Category

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: On Day 6 of Subroto Cup International Football tournament, Ashokenagar Boys’ Secondary School (HS), West Bengal defeated Air Force School 5-0 riding on braces from Tathagato Pal and Rajibul Islam and solitary goal by Md Jahedi Hasan, in their Pool-D match. Maintaining the momentum for Bengal, in Pool-E, SAI, NSEC, Kolkata registered their first win of the tournament, defeating Govt. Model High School, Chandigarh 1-0 after Alex Ginsuanmung scored for them.The quarter-finals are to be played from August 26. The teams who have qualified are: Reliance Foundation School, Estiqlal School, Afghanistan, Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protisthan, Unique Model Academy (Imphal), Manipur, Saidan Secondary School (Kolasib) Mizoram, Govt. Model High School, Chandigarh, Betkuchi High School, (Sawkuchi), Assam and District War Sepngi Christian High Secondary School. In Pool B:Estiqlal School, Afghanistan – 9 (Ali Sina Hussain 6′, 31, 34′, Hafizullah Abdullah 14′, Rehman Hamid 16′, Firdaus Haidar 18′, 33′, 45’Farhatullah Mukhtari 36′) defeated Maharshtra High School & College (Kolkapur), Maharashtra – 0.In Pool D:Ashokenagar Boys’ Secondary School (H.S.), West Bengal – 5 (Tathagato Pal 8′, 46′, Rajibul Islam 12′, 17′, Md. Jahedi Hasan 37′) defeated Air Force School – 0.In Pool F:SAI, NSEC, Saltlake City, Kolkata – 1 (Alex Ginsuanmung 17′) defeated Govt. Model High School, Chandigarh – 0.In Pool G:Sainik School, Goalpara (Rajapara) – 1 (Lobsang Tenzin 40′) drew with Sainik School, Tilaiya (Koderma), Jharkhand – 1 (Md. Daud Islam OG 45′).Betkuchi High School, Sawkuchi (Guwahati), Assam – 6 (Satyajit Bay 15′, Bibhan Kashyap Bora 30′, Mintu Barman 31′, Hari Rabha 45′, 47′, Nayan Kr. Rabha 49′) defeated Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School, (H-Block) Vikaspuri – 0.In Pool H:Major Dhyan Chand Sports College, Safai, Uttar Pradesh – 1 (Mrityunjay Tiwari 34′) defeated Brajboomi International School, Gujarat – 0. footballindian footballsubroto cup First Published: August 25, 2019, 11:18 PM ISTlast_img read more

Gold standard: Fraser-Pryce stands out with hair, fast times

first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, waves after finishing at the women’s 100 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)DOHA, Qatar — Hard to miss Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the track. She’s the one with yellow hair.She’s the one running in front, too.ADVERTISEMENT Fraser-Pryce wasn’t the only one with bright hair, either. Crystal Emmanuel of Canada had a deep-red look going as she moved on to the next round.The locks of Fraser-Pryce caught the attention of the other sprinters in the field. But not nearly as much as her times as she looks to unseat defending champion Tori Bowie in Sunday’s final.“I’ve said that if you can (run that fast), your hair can be whatever color you want,” American sprinter Morolake Akinosun said.NEW TO THE MIXMen and women competed against each other as the mixed 4×400-meter relay made its world championships debut.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES US protester Berry: ‘It’s crazy how people suffer sometimes’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics A long-standing record just might fall Monday in the 400-meter hurdles final. It could be Karsten Warholm of Norway or American Rai Benjamin or possibly Abderrahman Samba, who represents Qatar.The trio just may push each other enough to break the record of 46.78 seconds set by Kevin Young in 1992.“I’m looking very much forward and also very nervous to be honest,” said Warholm, the defending world champion. “I know I have to dig very deep if I want to have a chance. I’m not looking forward to that tough and painful experience that is going to be on Monday. I’m ready. I’m a (freaking) Viking.”No nerves for Benjamin, though, who won his semifinal heat Saturday over Samba as both easily advanced.“I feel pretty chill. Pretty relaxed. It’s just another day,” Benjamin said. “We do this all the time. It’s not like we all haven’t raced each other before.”But the stakes are turned up — gold on the line and a run at the record.Young became the first 400 hurdler to eclipse the 47-second barrier on Aug. on Aug. 6, 1992, when he won Olympic gold at the Barcelona Games. Young didn’t have company in the sub-47 club until Samba went 46.98 on June 30, 2018. Then, at a race in Zurich on Aug. 29, Warholm (46.92) and Benjamin (46.98) joined the ranks.“I’m not too worried about a world record right now,” Benjamin said. “Everyone is focused on winning gold.” Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee PLAY LIST 01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ With two men and two women running on each team, the United States set a “record” at worlds by finishing in 3 minutes, 12.42 seconds.Athletes can run in any order, but 15 of the 16 nations taking part opted to put male runners on the start and anchor legs. The only exception was Japan, which led its semifinal after male third-leg runner Tomoya Tamura stormed past seven female opponents. Female fourth-leg runner Saki Takashima was easily caught by male runners and finished last.Mixed relay joins the Olympic program at the Tokyo Games next summer.LONG WAITTen years later, Portugese long jumper Naide Gomes received her bronze medal and her moment on the podium in a quiet ceremony before action began at the world championships.It’ll never make up for what was taken away from her back in 2009.Gomes finished fourth at those world championships in Berlin, but was moved up to third after a Russian who finished ahead of her was stripped of her medal for doping.A decade later, the IAAF is bringing Gomes — as well as 15 other athletes — to Doha to award them their reallocated medals.“I’m here in Doha not for the medal, but only for the truth — the sport’s truth,” said Gomes, who lives in Lisbon. “I come here so the young athletes can see that you can discover the truth. It’s more important in this moment.”THE SHOWDOWN Fraser-Pryce turned in the top time of 10.80 seconds in the opening round of the 100 meters Saturday night at the world championships.Fraser-Pryce says she chose the hair color to bring more radiance to the already scorching Middle East.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“Jamaica is hot. Doha is hot,” Fraser-Pryce said. “So why not bring my added sunshine?”The two-time Olympic champion said her burst out of the blocks still needs some polishing if she is to reclaim her crown. She won the 100 at the 2015 worlds but didn’t defend it in 2017 after taking time off to have a baby. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View commentslast_img read more

Can You Negotiate Your Salary If You’re A Part-Time Employee?

first_imgSalary negotiations usually occur when you’re considering a full-time job offer or during a promotion. But if you’re considering a part-time job or are thinking about asking your manager for a raise, you might be wondering whether or not it’s okay to negotiate your salary if you’re working thirty or less hours per week.It’s a good question to consider, especially since it’s a hot topic as our country looks at raising our minimum wage. Though it might sound like a gutsy risk to take at a part-time position, the short answer is, yes, you can negotiate your pay.Just as you would negotiate your salary at any other job, you want to make sure you go into the conversation prepared to make your case. Here’s how you can negotiate a part-time salary.1. Make sure you’re making minimum wageIf you’re considering a part-time offer or are planning to ask your manager for a raise, the first thing you should do is become aware of your state’s minimum wage and labor laws to be sure you’re being paid a fair and legal rate.Secondly, you should compare salaries and look at a national average for the job to understand the general amount someone is paid in your part-time position. Use Glassdoor’s Know Your Worth tool to discover your real-time market value. By going to the table with this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to negotiate based on what you know other people are being paid nationally.[Related: 6 Questions You Should *Absolutely* Ask During A Salary Negotiation]2. Understand how your company views part-time workersEducate yourself on the company you work for or are considering working for. If it’s a small business with few employees or a large, structured company that’s hiring routinely, it might be harder to negotiate salary for a part-time position. Consider if the company provides any benefits to you as a part-time worker, or find out how much more full-time employees in your position are making.The more you understand how the company operates or how well it’s doing, the better you’ll be able to gauge your value and negotiate for what you feel your worth is.[Related: How to Find Part-Time or Seasonal Work For Professionals]3. Show your boss what you’re worthIf you’re a part-time worker that works hard, efficiently, and completes more work than other part-time (or full-time) workers, show your boss that you deserve to be paid for the amount of quality work you’re doing. If you can prove to your boss that you’re able to accomplish twice as much in your hours or that you’re consistently receiving praise from customers and co-workers, you’re likely to be successful in your negotiation.4. Use your skills and experience to your advantageIf the position you are applying to requires a particular skill or degree, it will help your negotiation if you lay out your qualifications and years of experience. If the job is entry-level and it’s your first time holding that position, you probably shouldn’t try and negotiate your salary until you can show some progress. But if you’re a seasoned worker who has years of experience in the role, then make your case for higher pay in a part-time position based on what skills and knowledge you’re bringing to the company.last_img read more

How to Cope With an Annoyingly Competitive Coworker

first_img 2.6★ Ask a Resume Writer: Where Do I Start? 2.6★ 23 hours ago 23h RN, Registered Nurse – Cardiopulmonary CHRISTUS Health Austin, TX Also on Glassdoor: 23 hours ago 23h Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Milpitas, CA 3.5★ Customer Service Representative Tower Loan Columbia, MO 2.9★ 3.0★ Substitute Food Service Worker Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Poway, CA CMA/Certified Medical Assistant – Part Time Traveler Matrix Medical Network Portland, ME 23 hours ago 23h N/A Lead Line Cook/Line Cooks IL MITO Trattoria e Enoteca Hartland, WI Mechanic – Equipment & Fleet Yellowstone Landscape Group Durham, NC 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h LPN-Updated Competitive Wages! CareOne Hopewell, VA 2.4★ 23 hours ago 23h CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) – Weekend Op Days Westminster Village, West Lafayette Inc. West Lafayette, IN 3.4★ Some people might thrive off competition in the workplace, but in most cases, rivalries at work lead to a negative atmosphere that causes a lot of unnecessary stress. Whether you work directly or indirectly with your annoying, competitive co-workers, learning how to cope with those personalities can help you flourish without feeling the need to spark or join a competition.Wondering how to get through the days when your co-worker won’t stop one-upping you or bragging about their sales numbers? Here’s what to do. 1. Don’t add fuel to their fireYour co-worker is probably annoyingly competitive because they get a kick out of your emotional response. If they’re always going out of their way to tell you about their achievements or the high-fives they got from the boss, just give a friendly smile and move on with your day. It’s better to be polite and civil that to stir things up. If you try and compete with them or respond with a list of all the things you’re working on–it just adds fuel to their fire. In this scenario, the best way to cope is to not edge the on.  If they want to be competitive, that doesn’t mean you have to participate.7 Things To Gut-Check Before Confronting A Coworker2. Be direct that you don’t want to competeIf your co-worker won’t stop bother you or is constantly making you look bad in front of your boss or fellow employees, it’s time to be direct and handle the situation. It can be nerve-wrecking if you’re not the most direct person, but you will feel so much better after opening a conversation with them and it’s the best way to get them off your back.Some people might think competition is an unspoken thing in the workplace, so maybe your co-worker is being annoying because they actually think you are trying to complete with them. If that’s the case, the best thing for both of you could be having a direct conversation about how you can work together without a competitive feeling.3. Don’t be afraid to talk to your managerWhether or not your manager is part of the problem, it’s always a good idea to loop them in on how you’re feeling at work. If your competitive co-worker is stressing you out or makes you feel inadequate, you’re not wrong for wanting to talk to your manager about the situation. After all, they are there to oversee your worth ethic and having unnecessary stress form someone who is on your same team is something they will want to know about.14 Legal Resources You’ll Need If You Encounter Issues at Work4. Focus on yourselfWhen you work in a competitive atmosphere, it can sometimes be hard to not be competitive, especially if you feel the urge to one-up the person who keeps one-upping you. Rather than compete, consider taking the high road and shifting your focus to your projects. Try to avoid your competitive co-worker and don’t converse with them about your projects. Instead, try to keep to yourself and just focus on doing a really great job and working toward moving your company forward. Doing so will not only take the stress of competition away, but it will likely result in a better work ethic–and your boss will surely notice! 5. Consider their motiveLastly, a great way to help you cope with a competitive worker is to take a moment and try to understand why they are trying to be your rival instead of your teammate. Consider what factors could lead them to behave in this way: maybe they’re an older employee who is worried that you are going to replace them; or they’re dealing with stress at home and feel pressured to get a promotion; or maybe their job is on the line and their way of coping is to try and compete with their co-workers. Once you take a step back to consider that, though it might not change their behavior, it will help you look at the situation from a new perspective. And with that in mind–open up a conversation with them and see if you can really figure out what’s going on. Then, instead of competing with one another, you can hopefully discuss how you can work as a team so the two of you can continue being productive employees.Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Lube Technician Heiser Automotive Group Glendale, WI 3.4★last_img read more

15 Hot Jobs at the Best Places to Work

first_img13. Pharmacy Technician Customer Service – Wegmans Food MarketsBest Places to Work Rating: 4.3Location: Fairport, NYJob Details: “At Wegmans, our customers depend on our Pharmacy professionals to provide the best service possible when it comes to their health. In this department, you’ll play an integral role in ensuring customers are getting the medical attention, care and services needed that set a Wegmans Pharmacy apart from the rest. If you’re a compassionate team player with a desire to help others, this could be the place for you!”Learn More RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 2.8★ 3.4★ 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 7. Health App Engineering Manager – AppleBest Places to Work Rating: 4.3Location: Santa Clara, CAJob Details: “The Health app is the center of Apple’s strategy to improve how people manage their health. We’re looking for an exceptional software engineering leader to guide the development of the Health app. This is an opportunity to help a small team of bright engineers grow to support an app that hosts a variety of rich features and contribute to the development of our product roadmap.”Learn More Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV 4. Application Architect, Emerging Technologies – Toyota North AmericaBest Places to Work Rating: 4.3Location: Dallas, TXJob Details: “As a member of Platform and Strategy team in Advanced Technologies and Data Vertical, you will work alongside with Solution Architects within different TMNA verticals to bring in Emerging technologies and principles (e.g. IOE) into their mix to help disrupt the status quo. This position requires deep customer focused thinking, the ability to be hands on, and to make decisions fast.”Learn More 23 hours ago 23h Part-time Day Associate Crew Carwash Indianapolis, IN 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ 3.5★ 4.7★ 12. Senior Technical Writer – Boston ScientificBest Places to Work Rating: 4.4Location: Arden Hills, MNJob Details: “You will work collaboratively with development teams to create customer-facing manuals and labels necessary to support Boston Scientific’s worldwide regulatory, marketing, and sales objectives. By joining our Technical Communications team, your work will be a part of the life-saving products used around the world.”Learn More Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ 23 hours ago 23h 3. Organizational Effectiveness Consultant – SlalomBest Places to Work Rating: 4.3Location: Denver, COJob Details: “Understand the client’s business to design effective organizational change, learning, organization design, communication, and/or talent management programs to drive business benefitsCreate and execute improvement plans adapted to the client environmentMentor clients, work on projects independently, participate as a team member, and/or lead teams of consultants and/or clients to successful project deliveryWork in multiple disciplines across industries and build client knowledge and credibility quickly (projects vary in length, lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several months)Design and conduct readiness assessments, evaluate results, and present findings in a logical and easy-to-understand manner.”Learn More 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h ICU Registered Nurse Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, TX 9. Leasing Consultant – Academy MortgageBest Places to Work Rating: 4.4Location: Boston, MAJob Details: “As a Leasing Consultant you will be the driving force in helping residents find the best place to call home. Your creative and thoughtful tours will be customized to individual tastes, from recommending the perfect floorplan to outlining the best new neighborhood restaurants. You know what makes people tick, and follow through on every lead to ensure that our prospective residents know you care.”Learn More LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, ILcenter_img Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h Paramedic* Mecklenburg EMS Agency – Medic Rochester, NY 15. Retail Store Manager – adidasBest Places to Work Rating: 4.3Location: Foley, ALJob Details: “We are calling all store managers who don’t accept what ‘was’ or what ‘is,’ but those who want to create what will be, and who share our desire to make a difference. We believe sport has the power to change lives. To bring this mission to life we foster a culture centered on creativity, confidence, and collaboration, and while we will never rest on our laurels, we are humbled that this has allowed us to be recognized as one of the “world’s most attractive employers.”Learn More N/A 10. Developer Relations Manager, Telecoms – NVIDIABest Places to Work Rating: 4.4Location: Santa Clara, CAJob Details: “We are expanding into the Telecommunications industry and looking for a technical leader to be part of our team. You would lead our technical engagements and evangelize our technologies within the Telecommunications industry. You should have strong technical competence and be able to function effectively and independently in a matrixed environment.”Learn More 11. Creative Director –  LogicMonitorBest Places to Work Rating: 4.8Location: Santa Barbara, CAJob Details: “Ready to ride a rocket ship? The Creative Director is responsible for the design and creation of visual assets for all LM branded materials including: webpages, nurture emails, sales collateral, trade show materials, internal and external presentations, swag, banner ads, and anything that needs to follow the LM brand guidelines. As a key member of the marketing team, the Creative Director will own website conversion rate optimization, LM’s visual language and iconography for marketing, and the development of our new brand guidelines.”Learn More Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Didn’t see the job that’s right for you? Create a job alert to get updates on the latest jobs in your area.Create Job Alert 5. Enterprise Sales Manager – Zoom Video CommunicationsBest Places to Work Rating: 4.9Location: Overland Park, KSJob Details: “We are looking for a seasoned, high-energy, and driven Enterprise Sales Manager, Central with experience in the SaaS technology space. Accustomed to value driven sales, you’ll grow our business in this key sector by tapping your established relationships, identifying new opportunities and leading and developing a winning team of sales professionals.”Learn More 6. Nurse Practitioner – New York Presbyterian HospitalBest Places to Work Rating: 4.4Location: Flushing, NYJob Details: “Here, you’ll experience a wide variety of cases and assist in the clinical care of patients from admission through discharge. NP’s are not limited to obtaining patient history and performing physical examinations, they impact the bigger picture with their skilled assessments and plans, compassionate patient counseling and thoughtful referrals. We’re seeking strong, compassionate advanced practice nurses for this location to help provide the best in Care and Caring.”Learn More 2.3★ 14. Director, HR Business Partners – SailPoint TechnologiesBest Places to Work Rating: 4.8Location: Austin, TXJob Details: “The Director of Human Resources is the leader of the Business Partner team and will partner with the senior leaders of SailPoint (VPs, Directors, Sr. Managers) along with their respective leadership teams to develop and execute strategies that foster organizational and people effectiveness. The HR professional must understand business priorities and be able to translate them into an HR agenda that supports the business as it grows rapidly. In this role, the Director of HR will serve as a liaison between the business and the central corporate teams to assess the human resources needs in areas such as performance management, employee relations, compensation, retention, staffing, career development and leadership development.”Learn More 8. Business Development Representative – CB InsightsBest Places to Work Rating: 4.8Location: New York, NYJob Details: “CB Insights fields questions and requests from thousands of prospective customers each month and we need someone to handle our communications with these prospects. In this role, you will be actively handling inbound lead qualification and help convert leads into clients. This is a unique, entry-level opportunity to develop your career in business development and get in early at a high-growth technology company with a proven product and team.”Learn More Between the 100 companies on the U.S. Large Best Places to Work list and the 50 companies on the U.S. Small & Medium Best Places to Work list, there are tens of thousands of open jobs at the Best Places to Work. But with so many open positions, where do you start?To help you narrow down your job search, we’ve highlighted 15 great jobs at companies both large and small in a wide variety of functions. With technical roles and non, entry level to senior management and locations around the country, you might just find the job that fits your life.1. Executive Producer – HubSpotBest Places to Work Rating: 4.6Location: Boston, MAJob Details: “Are you motivated by managing big, complex, challenging and remarkable projects with tons of stakeholders, a team and budget management responsibility in the pursuit of bringing a remarkable, never been done before execution to life? If so, you may be the perfect fit for the INBOUND team at HubSpot. Were looking for an ambitious and driven Project Manager that can help us grow the INBOUND event by managing the core operations projects and team that makes the event run.”Learn More 2. Product Manager (Collections, AR, Payments) – ZuoraBest Places to Work Rating: 4.7Location: Atlanta, GAJob Details: “Zuora’s product team is looking for a hands-on product manager with strong prior experience collaborating with engineering teams to deliver innovative SaaS business applications. At the Product Manager level, candidates must have both a proven track record and a desire to be very hands-on in driving amazing new product capabilities.”Learn More Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 3.1★ Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 23 hours ago 23h See More Jobslast_img read more

4 Smart Tactics for Sending Emails to Recruiters

first_img CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) – Weekend Op Days Westminster Village, West Lafayette Inc. West Lafayette, IN 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Lead Line Cook/Line Cooks IL MITO Trattoria e Enoteca Hartland, WI 23 hours ago 23h Subject: Any content marketing roles at XYZ?Hi Francois,I read the Inc. article last week about XYZ Inc.’s rapid growth since landing five million in venture capital last spring. Way to rock that funding! Do you have plans to expand your marketing department?I’ve had great success as the brand manager for Acme Widgets for the past five years. I’m planning to move into a broader content marketing role that challenges me to grow as a brand storyteller, and XYZ has been on my radar. I’d love to chat with you for 5-10 minutes to introduce myself and learn more about the company’s culture and any upcoming roles you need to fill. Would you have time for a quick phone call on Wednesday?All the best,Marla Dixon5 Email Templates to Use When Asking for a Reference 3.5★ 2.9★ Hi Louis,I had lunch with Eric Ferguson yesterday and he mentioned that ABC123 was planning to hire more writers soon. I graduated from NYU with a bachelor’s degree in English in September, and I’d love to learn more about your writing team and what makes them tick. And, of course, I’d love to talk to you about open roles. Do you have a few minutes for a video chat on Wednesday at around 1 p.m.?All the best,Julia EngelsRelated Links:How to Write the Perfect Email — Tips and TricksWhat is Concise Writing, and Why Does it Matter?Grammarly Spotlight: How Do Grammarly’s Products Work?This article was originally published on Grammarly. It is reprinted with permission. RN, Registered Nurse – Cardiopulmonary CHRISTUS Health Austin, TX 23 hours ago 23h Subject: Lead copywriting role at Acme – Résumé attachedHi Emily,I applied for the lead copywriting role at Acme Widgets last week. I’m impressed by Acme’s crazy fast growth in the widget industry, and I’m excited by the opportunity to be part of a lively team.I think I’m a great fit for this position because my ten years in the copywriting trenches have made me a whiz at turning out clean, compelling copy. In 2016, I won a Netty Award for Best Copywriting for my work on the website.I’ve attached my resume so you don’t have to dig through your files to files to find my application. Would you like to schedule a time to chat about the role?All the best,Eric Ferguson The Follow-up Email Lube Technician Heiser Automotive Group Glendale, WI Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Milpitas, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Substitute Food Service Worker Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Poway, CA Referrals to Recruiters from Friends 23 hours ago 23h Connecting with recruiters is one of the best strategies for scoring the interview you need to get the job you want. Yet many job seekers find reaching out intimidating because they don’t know how to email a recruiter. We’ll show you a few sample emails to help you get past fumbling around for the right words to presenting yourself in a way no recruiter could ignore. J.Crew Warehouse Positions J.Crew Arden, NC Customer Service Representative Tower Loan Columbia, MO 3.4★ N/A 3.4★ N/A 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 2.6★ 2.4★ Mechanic – Equipment & Fleet Yellowstone Landscape Group Durham, NC 2.6★ Reasons to Write an Email to a RecruiterApplying for jobs is easy. (Well, aside from that whole “attach your resume, and now type everything from your resume into this online form” dynamic we all love to hate.) But scoring that plum position — the one lots of strong candidates are competing for — is a challenge. A well-written letter can do a few things to highlight you as an applicant to watch.It shows that you’re proactive. Recruiters want to see that you’re truly interested in a position with their company and not just firing off resumes in hopes of getting a nibble.It demonstrates your written communication skills. The ability to put your thoughts into writing cleanly and clearly is an asset no matter what position you apply for.It sets you apart from the pack. Only the top two percent of candidates are considered for positions, and a well-crafted letter to a recruiter can help you stand out.There’s another compelling reason to forge connections with recruiters: an estimated 70-80 percent of positions are not posted. If you’re sitting around waiting for a position to appear on the job boards you frequent, you could be missing important opportunities. Being proactive can pay big dividends.The Dos and Don’ts of Business Email EtiquetteHow to Email a RecruiterRecruiters want to hear from you. It’s their job to find the perfect candidates for the positions they need to fill, and they’re on the lookout for talent. But recruiters also get a lot of emails, and their time is precious. Make sure your message meets these criteria.It’s respectful. Remember that you’re communicating in a professional capacity. Be friendly (Hi Amy,) but not too casual (Well, hello there, Amy!).It clearly states your intent. What’s the purpose of your email? You need to know what you want the recruiter to do for you (consider your resume, schedule a chat, interview you) and communicate it clearly.It’s brief. Get to the point. You don’t have to include a lot of background information; just say what you need to say.It’s well-written. Edit. (Grammarly can help.) Get rid of filler words and phrases. Avoid email clichés.It’s accurate. Be sure you spell and format the company’s name correctly. Get the recruiter’s name right.Here’s a tip: Is it okay to contact a recruiter on LinkedIn? Yep. 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn regularly, including to connect with potential candidates. Just make sure you avoid these common faux pas when you reach out.3 Sample Emails to a RecruiterMake your email message as customized as possible. (Whatever you do, avoid spamming recruiters with a stock copy/paste message. They’re easy to spot and even easier to ignore.) Use these sample emails for inspiration.Connecting With a Recruiter 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h CMA/Certified Medical Assistant – Part Time Traveler Matrix Medical Network Portland, ME Hot New Jobs For You View More Jobslast_img read more

Charlie Adam insists he’s happy at Stoke

first_imgCharlie Adam is confident his future at Stoke City.There has been speculation linking Adam with summer moves to Glasgow Rangers and Cardiff City, while Aston and Villa and Derby are both said to be interested in Whelan. As for the man himself, he has no interest in leaving.He told the Daily Record: “I have a year left and we’ll see what happens. I’m happy to stay there and play, although it’ll be another challenge. It has never crossed my mind to move on, though. Why would I? The family’s happy, the kids are settled.”I also know I’m not just a bit-part player – they still see me as a key player, an important part of the squad on the pitch and in the dressing room. Yeah, I’m not going to play every game, but when I am playing I’m contributing to the team, which is good.”last_img

Mariner: Everton pal told me Man Utd, Chelsea have bid for Lukaku

first_imgPaul Mariner claims Everton have fielded offers from Manchester United and Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku.Ex-Arsenal striker Mariner says Steve Walsh has informed him of the bids.”My mate is now the sporting director at Everton,” Marriner said on ESPN. “I had a good chat with him and they’re going to spend a lot of money this summer.”They feel as if it’s time they broke into that top four, it’s a big ask but that’s what Ronald Koeman and the staff want to do.”They’ve had bids for Lukaku, mainly from Manchester United and Chelsea. It’s a lot of money, I personally wouldn’t be paying that sort of money. They think they can hold out for it but they’ve already added to the squad.”It’s going to be very, very interesting to see if they improve and I think they will improve.”last_img

Sevilla demand Chelsea pair as part of Vitolo talks

first_imgSevilla are eyeing Chelsea pair Kurt Zouma and Michy Batshuayi.Marca says Chelsea are lining up a bid for Sevilla winger Vitolo.The influential star, who has won the Europa League three times with Sevilla, has a £35m release clause.Chelsea are willing to meet the asking price, albeit in instalments.However, it’s suggested Sevilla are also interested in a part-exchange deal.The La Liga outfit are keen on Zouma and Batshuayi. Both players were peripheral figures at Stamford Bridge last term.last_img

New Tools from the Fistula Care Project

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 4, 2011June 20, 2017By: Carrie Ngongo and Sarah Burgess, Fistula Care ProjectClick 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)Obstetric fistula is a devastating birth injury that befalls many of the women who narrowly escape maternal death following obstructed labor. Women who suffer from fistula can have their lives transformed by surgical repair. With support from USAID, EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Project is working to improve treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula.Fistula Care is pleased to release several tools that will help clinical providers to provide quality fistula services:Family planning can help to prevent obstetric fistula as well as to assist fistula survivors to heal completely from surgery and achieve a successful pregnancy if desired. Family Planning for Women and Couples Following Fistula Care is a booklet for clients that provides information about family planning methods including considerations for fistula survivors and HIV positive women. To facilitate quality family planning counseling, Fistula Care has also developed two posters for service providers: Client-Centered Reproductive Health Counseling Following Fistula Repair and the Quick Reference Chart for Contraceptive Methods.Informed consent is especially important in fistula care services because many women who have lived with fistula have experienced a traumatic event and have become marginalized as a result of their injuries. The booklet, Informed Consent in Fistula Care, will serve as a practical guide for providers regarding the process of obtaining informed consent for fistula treatment.The Fistula Diagnosis Poster and Fistula Diagnosis Job Aid were both developed in Ethiopia by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth. The tools guide service providers though a series of questions to allow them to identify fistula and refer for care appropriately. French translations of this, and the other tools, are forthcoming.The Obstetric Fistula Digital Stories Facilitator’s Guide can help to provoke discussion and dialogue about fistula among women with fistula, health care providers, and members of the greater community. The guide is a companion to the Learn from My Story series, a set of short videos created by Ugandan women who have experienced fistula. The booklet provides the text of each woman’s story along with relevant discussion questions.The Fistula Care Project continues to provide support for fistula treatment and prevention in ten countries. Between 2005 and September 2010, 17,780 fistula repair surgeries were supported with funding from USAID.To subscribe to the Fistula Care Project newsletter, click here.Share this:last_img read more

A “Kangaroo Care Champion” in Brazil

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 22, 2012June 19, 2017By: Gary Darmstadt and Wendy Prosser, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This post was originally posted on Impatient Optimists and is reposted here with permission.The Ministry of Health in Brazil has taken enormous strides to improve maternal and newborn health and adopt a humanized care approach for moms and newborns. They adopted “Kangaroo Care,” also called skin-to-skin contact, the practice of holding a baby close to the skin, as a national policy for low birth weight babies over a decade ago.And there is one woman in the country who could be called the “Kangaroo Care Champion.”Brazil’s own Dr. Zeni Carvalho Lamy has engaged in long-term research on this type of care, which demonstrates the extraordinary benefits for newborns—and their parents. Her research has been invaluable to the larger push to get Kangaroo Care adopted worldwide.Dr. Lamy is working in a variety of ways to improve the chance that small babies have to survive. Though Gary Darmstadt, one of the writers of this post, has written several posts about this deceptively simple practice, Dr. Zeni Carvalho Lamy and her research on this life-saving method inspired him to write another.Skin-to-skin care has been shown to have incredible benefits. In addition to the fact that it promotes breastfeeding, normalizes the baby’s temperature, increases weight gain, reduces the incidence of infections, and facilitates bonding between baby and parents, Dr. Lamy’s own study at the University Hospital of Federal Maranhão confirms that skin-to-skin care actually reduces pain responses for the newborn.It’s a force of nature that can save lives.In fact, Kangaroo care is proven to be one of the most effective means we have to save the lives of preterm (premature) infants.Kangaroo Care began as an ideal method for low-resource (poor) regions of the world, where technological advances such as incubators, the typical method of treating preterm infants, aren’t available. But what Brazil is showing is that this simple, basic method of care is for all babies—those in the best neonatal intensive care unit available as well as those who may not even have had access to a midwife during delivery.The University Hospital where Dr. Lamy is based teaches moms and dads how to provide skin-to-skin contact for as much time during the day as possible.Kangaroo Care allows for the mother and baby to reconnect after an often alarming preterm delivery. Practicing Kangaroo Care while still in the hospital also gives parents a chance to overcome their reservations and fears of caring for a preterm baby while having constant support from health care workers.Once released from the hospital, parents have more confidence in caring for their child. As a result, these mothers are more likely to exclusively breastfeed (feeding the newborn nothing but breast milk for the first six months of an infant’s life) and are more able to recognize and respond to their baby’s needs.For the first several weeks at home, frontline health workers, community health providers including peer counselors, skilled birth attendants, and others, conduct a weekly home visit until the baby reaches an acceptable weight. Routine follow-up for both preterm and full-term babies, including support for the practice of Kangaroo Care, also continues at health care clinics.The hospital follows-up with these low birth weight babies through the years, until their seventh-year birthday party. Each year, the nurses and doctors get to celebrate with these children and their parents, celebrating both their birthdays, and the enormous benefits of a simple practice that helped them survive the first perilous days and weeks of life.Kangaroo Care has been adopted across Brazil for preterm and low birth weight babies, thanks in large part to Dr. Zeni Lamy’s amazing research on the practice. It can and should be adopted by all parents all around the world. The benefits are enormous. Every baby deserves a seventh-year birthday celebration.Interested in learning more about Kangaroo Care and what you can do to help spread the word and raise awareness? In December 2011, the first Kangaroo Care Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean was hosted by USAID. The United States was there as well. Information was shared with the goal to learn about and connect across borders to promote Kangaroo Care as a life-saving tool. Read up about this amazing practice on Impatient Optimists, or on the Healthy Newborn Network. Read the stories of families who have adopted this practice, watch this video, and spread the word about the benefits. And if you have a story to share, please do so in the comments.Continue the conversation on Twitter with Gary Darmstadt (@gdarmsta), MCHIP (@mchipnet), the Healthy Newborn Network (@HealthyNewborns), Unicef (@UNICEF),  and the MHTF (@MHTF).Share this:last_img read more

Freelancers Don’t Work for Free

first_imgWe know that freelancers continue to get stiffed while the companies that employ them get off scot free. That’s why we launched a campaign to protect freelancers from unpaid wages. The media is picking up on the story. The Daily News highlighted the issue and pointed out how we’re using latest subway ads (featuring, for the first time, our members) to highlight the campaign. We’re asking members to share the names of the bad apples and some names are starting to show up again and again. We’re asking members to join the campaign so that we can help guarantee equal protection under the law and increase penalties to companies who don’t pay freelancers what they’re owed.last_img

Carving Out Your Niche – and Cashing In

first_imgI say “nitch”; you might say “neesh”. Either way, one thing that would-be entrepreneurs need to focus on is either taking advantage of the niche opportunities available or carving out your own niche. According to a recent Forbes article, mass market business models won’t grow nearly as fast as niches, “good news for small business and the future of 21st century entrepreneurship.” (And yes, this is probably the most times “niche” has been used in a single paragraph.) So, what kinds of things can you do to make yourself stand out? Commit to a one-day turnaround for projects or create something unique, like durian soda syrup and market it to specialty grocery stores (totally kidding about the durian, which I’ve heard is disgusting, but you get the idea). Look at what clients/customers want (personalized service, a unique product), and fill the demand. Here’s one niche you might want to consider: selling blue moon ice cream in NYC. If you make it happen, let me know. And then check out some folks who might want to help fund your business plan! Do you already have your niche figured out? Share it here, and consider entering the Facebook Big Break for Small Business contest to be one of five people to win $20,000 and an in-depth training on marketing your business. You can also apply for the National Association for the Self-Employed’s new Succeed Scholarship Program, where you can get up to $4,000 to pursue continuing education or training. (photo by BauschkeBearCompany, via Flickr)last_img read more

The ‘Wonder Woman’ effect on women entrepreneurs

first_imgI promise you that I will not give the movie away. I also promise that I am not a paid spokeswoman for anyone or anything affiliated with the new Wonder Woman movie.Having said that, go see it. Go see it even if you did not grow up swirling around in circles, unleashing your imaginary lasso around the family pet while jumping into your invisible jet, conveniently parked in the family living room—as your younger brother looked at you in dismay and disgust.You guessed it—I am a big fan of the Wonder Woman storyline. Watching reruns of it as a young schoolgirl, I was enamored with Lynda Carter’s ability to navigate complex spaces and defeat some of the strongest and most diabolical forces. Like Batman, He-Man, Superman, The Incredible Hulk and G.I. Joe, she was a good guy.Actually, she was one of the only women superheroes that was available to us on a regular basis. Like many young girls, I gravitated towards her because her story embodied a narrative of female invisibility and power, especially against the backdrop of so many male protagonists.Anchored in childhood memories of courage, inquisitiveness, and a lack of fear, Wonder Woman was all that. (I actually blame several of my permanent scars on Wonder Woman, including the one I received when I jumped from a tree and my imaginary lasso failed to suspend my fall.)So, when I found out they were making a full-length movie, I balked. No one but Lynda Carter could be Wonder Woman and clearly this generation would not get the iconic significance of a mythical Amazon determined to right all of the wrongs of the world. As such, I didn’t go on opening weekend and I avoided reading the reviews. But, after several people commented about the storyline, the acting, and the cinematography, I grabbed my mother and off we went.Wow! To say that it was thoughtfully done is an understatement. To say that Gal Gadot will be this generation’s Lynda Carter is an understatement, and to say that the action was on par or even better than any recent superhero movie is well, you guessed it, an understatement.But there was something far more profound and compelling that took place in the movie. There was a storyline that is often untold on the big screen—a story about the power of women to effect change.Instead of being the sidekicks, the love interests, or the one-dimensional foil characters, the women in the movie—protagonists and antagonists—anchored the entire the movie. They were complex change agents, advocates, inventors, problem-solvers and so much more. Watching Wonder Woman, I couldn’t help but think about what many of us do as entrepreneurs. I also thought about the lessons that we can take away as women who function in entrepreneurial spaces.Women entrepreneurs need to be more visiblePlease don’t recoil at his assertion. I often meet young girls for whom I am the first female entrepreneur that they have met. This, unfortunately, doesn’t surprise me. For me, initially, I associated entrepreneurship with men because I did not know women who did it, besides the ones who owned beauty salons, travel agencies, and shoe stores in Detroit.In fact, I did not fully grasp the rich texture of boundless opportunities for female entrepreneurs because I wasn’t exposed to it. My understanding was cursory and superficial at best. By being more visible, we change the narrative that we either don’t exist or our existence occupies some peripheral or ancillary space.Women entrepreneurs need to support one anotherParadoxically, the island of Themyscira is a peaceful one even though it is occupied by Amazon warriors. In some ways, it serves a metaphor for entrepreneurial spaces where women work and thrive together.Realistically, such a utopia does not exist, but there are ways that we can be more intentional and deliberate in supporting each other’s work, goods, and services. Yet, it is not just about buying something. It can be about giving your fellow sister business advice, offering training, securing mentorship, and/or sharing your insights about how and why you do what you do.Women entrepreneurs must use creativity, innovation, and brilliancy to find alternative ways of doing businessWithout giving away the plot, there are several instances in the movie when Wonder Woman’s ideas about the best ways to solve problems are antithetical to that of her male lead.Rather than simply adhering to the status quo, she, like many of us, has to think outside of the proverbial box even if it means that others disagree or don’t fully grasp or embrace her methodology.Problem solving and critical thinking skills are some of the greatest tools that female entrepreneurs have in their toolboxes. Rather than downplaying them, we need to embrace them and unapologetically use them to create solutions.I left the movie theater feeling inspired and ready to kick a%*. Thankfully, it was a late showing so my pillow was on the receiving end of my adrenaline rush. Seriously, I left there truly thinking about what it means to be courageous as women, as entrepreneurs, and as world citizens.I thought about what a sisterhood of entrepreneurship could look like. I also thought about gaps in our systems that sometimes circumvent or discourage women from working together professionally and personally. I’d like to believe that being a female entrepreneur is, if only slightly, like being Wonder Woman. There’s a great big world out there that needs us!last_img read more

‘Ronaldo always appears in the big moments’

first_imgReal Madrid ‘In the big moments he is there’ – Villas-Boas tips ‘amazing’ Ronaldo to keep shining Jamie Smith 02:04 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Cristiano Ronaldo Getty Images Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo PSG Ligue 1 PSG v Real Madrid The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager believes Real Madrid’s pace and their star forward will be too much for PSG in the Champions League Andre Villas-Boas has warned Paris Saint-Germain that Cristiano Ronaldo could make the difference for Real Madrid when the two sides meet in the Champions League.PSG led in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu through Adrien Rabiot’s goal, but Ronaldo struck a brace before Marcelo wrapped up a 3-1 first leg victory for Madrid to give Zinedine Zidane’s men a two-goal lead to take to the French capital.Ronaldo has returned to form in spectacular fashion in 2018, scoring 12 goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions, and Villas-Boas believes the Portugal superstar is returning to his best form. 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 “For his age [33], what he has achieved and what he continues to achieve, it’s amazing,” Villas-Boas added.”I think not only this moment but also Real Madrid have changed recently, particularly after that first leg against Paris Saint-Germain, they’re really picking up results and they look solid and strong now.”As a consequence, Ronaldo is a bit more confident and looking forward to the second leg. I think he can become influential again. In the big moments he is there, he is there for the team and I expect him to be back at this level, for sure.”Neymar is an injury doubt for the March 6 return match after the Brazilian sustained an injury to his right ankle during a Ligue 1 win over PSG’s rivals Marseille on Sunday, although coach Unai Emery is optimistic the world’s most expensive player will be passed fit.Cristiano Ronaldo had the chance to score his 50th career hat-trick and 300th Liga goal… but he let Karim Benzema take the penalty to complete Real Madrid’s 4-0 win against Alavés.Classy #UCL— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 24, 2018Regardless of whether Neymar is able to play, former Chelsea, Tottenham and Zenit coach Villas-Boas thinks the pace of Madrid on the break will make it hard for PSG to overturn a two-goal deficit.”The difficult thing is to live with the strength of Real Madrid in the counter-attack, which is where they can create a lot of damage,” Villas-Boas told Omnisport.”Paris Saint-Germain will try to look for goals, on the counter is the strongest part of Real Madrid so it’s really a tricky one. If it was only a one-goal advantage it would be a bit easier but with two goals it can be quite tricky.”The pressure that Real Madrid would have to withstand if Paris Saint-Germain score can be quite high. Let’s see what happens but Real Madrid look very, very strong on the counter-attack so they can create damage as well.”The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016@CRISTIANO RONALDO CONGRATULATIONS!!! #TheBest #HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 9, 2017Villas-Boas was speaking as part of the Laureus Sport for Good project that aims to combat social challenges facing children and young people.”They have more than 100 projects running around the world. For sportsmen it’s important to give them a hand so I’ve been an ambassador since 2011, with great honour,” Villas-Boas said. “I can’t praise enough the work they do in social projects, particularly because they are through sports. With sports you learn courage, responsibility, you become healthy and for kids involved in crime, gang violence and social exclusion, it’s important to bring them in and teach them values.”I value a lot the work that they do, hopefully with my contribution we can take their name higher and with the media exposure, we need a lot of you guys so their name can go higher and higher.”Yeah, just having fun with the kids. The kids were shivering, you don’t expect snow here. It was great fun, spent a little bit of time with them, get to know them and promote a little bit Play International as the new collaboration with Laureus.”last_img read more

Pekerman wary of confident England in last 16

first_imgWorld Cup Colombia’s Pekerman wary of confident England in last 16 Harry West 05:00 6/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) JosePekerman - Cropped Getty Images World Cup Colombia Senegal v Colombia Senegal Colombia v England England Colombia and England will meet in the last 16 of the World Cup and Jose Pekerman knows Gareth Southgate’s side are to be taken seriously. Jose Pekerman has warned Colombia they will face an “in harmony” England side in the World Cup second round.Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 in Samara on Thursday to secure their qualification as winners of Group H, before a much-changed England, already through, finished second in Group G following their 1-0 loss to Belgium.Those results set up a last-16 meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, from which the victors will advance to a quarter-final with Sweden or Switzerland, in what is perceived to be the easier half of the draw. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar But Pekerman says there are no straightforward games once the tournament reaches the knockout phase.”I would always answer in the same way. We know any team that reaches the last 16 is good, the 16 best teams in the world,” he said.”Obviously they can have a good day or an even better day but the whole squad operates at a certain level.”England are a young team that is in harmony, very confident, they have excellent individual players and they’ve managed to pass the group stage quite comfortably.”I’m sure now a different type of match is heading our way. These will be to-the-death matches, so these are extreme situations, [you have] to play a great game from the beginning.”England has what it takes and it’s going to be a match in which Colombia will also be confident to get a good result.”Lots of changes. Fewer chances.#BEL finish top & face #JPN on Monday.#COL await #ENG on Tuesday.#ENGBEL— FIFA World Cup  (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018Colombia’s progress spelled the end for Senegal, who finished with an identical record to Japan but were eliminated due to accruing more yellow cards than their rivals.”We all knew when we came to the World Cup that these were the rules,” Pekerman said. “There are clear rules and a clear understanding, you don’t often get teams that are so even and from the beginning you could tell this would be an even group.”It’s incredible to be in this situation, it’s hard for a team to take on.”Had we been in their shoes we would also be quite disappointed because one can sometimes think this is not a part of football but it happens and sometimes you finish a World Cup final on penalties, as in Italy vs Brazil [in 1994].”To lose a World Cup final on penalties is extremely hard and you need to accept the result, somehow you need to find a winner.”But when it comes to cards I guess players will have to start thinking about how important a card can be and as a coach we should also start thinking about this.”last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff manager Warnock: Solskjaer can’t lose in Man Utd role

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Cardiff manager Warnock: Solskjaer can’t lose in Man Utd roleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City manager Neil Warnock says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “can’t lose” in his new role as caretaker manager of Manchester United.The former Red Devils striker has taken over from Jose Mourinho for the rest of the season.Speaking ahead of Cardiff’s clash with United on Saturday, Warnock said: “I think it needed somebody who’s been there. He’s a legend really.”Four or five names came to my mind, maybe Steve Bruce or Ryan Giggs. It’s a different type of management, with (Mike) Phelan coming back in, Sir Alex’s man. With the players they’ve got, young lads, I bet he can’t believe his luck.”I think it’s the best job Ole will have in his life, because you can’t lose! Hold the fort until the end of the season, if he does well he’ll get a couple of years. If he doesn’t, he’ll go back to where he was enjoying [managing] anyhow.” last_img read more

Introducing ‘Baby Van Dijk’ – Liverpool’s new Dutch record-breaker

first_imgJust three months after his 16th birthday, Sepp van den Berg became the youngest player ever to feature for PEC Zwolle and the youngest to appear in the Eredivisie for almost 60 years.The match – a 2-0 defeat to Groningen in March 2018 – was unremarkable except for the half-time substitution which saw the tall youngster with the distinct ginger mop step into the defence alongside Philippe Sandler, who left to join Manchester City a few months later.Even Van den Berg was caught by surprise when coach John van ‘t Schip told him to get ready. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I really didn’t see it coming,” he later told Voetbal International. “I already thought it was nice that I was [in the squad]. I was shocked enormously. The coach said I had to come on. I remember thinking: ‘Did I hear that right?’ I almost started to doubt myself.“Then I sat and looked around, dreaming. After a few seconds, I carefully asked if I should warm up. ‘Yes, Sepp, you have to warm up now’. It sounded quite serious. Then I just went outside.”By then, however, he had already caught the attention of top teams in Europe. Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund had been scouting him before he signed his first professional contract. A few more teams would join the list when he went on to break Clarence Seedorf’s record as the youngest to play in 10 Eredivisie matches last September.“He’s a good boy,” Dwight Lodeweges, who assisted Van ‘t Schip at PEC when Van den Berg broke through, said last year. “We have all watched him grow. In certain games he was our best man. He is tall, fast, has ball-playing ability and has insight.”The scrawny 6ft 2in teenager is clearly a raw talent, but with Europe’s hawkish, super-rich clubs constantly lurking and ready to snap up the Dutch league’s best players, his reputation as a precocious defender with bags of potential made him stand out.Sepp van den Berg PEC ZwolleEntering the final year of his contract and having admitted he had no intention of extending his stay in Zwolle, Van den Berg became an easy target for teams looking to invest in cheap but promising players.Sampdoria tried to sign him in January while Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV were all interested this summer. But it is Champions League winners Liverpool who have pounced on the centre-back’s precarious position at PEC Zwolle and plucked him from his hometown team for a mere £1.3 million.It may be a relatively risk-free transfer for the Reds, but for Van den Berg the move to Anfield is a giant step just over a year after he made his senior debut.With 23 senior appearances and only 15 starts to his name, he is unproven and far from the level required to break into the Liverpool starting XI.However, the Reds believe he has the potential to develop into a first-team player in the future – even if he is likely to start next season in the Under-23s squad.He reads the game well and is conscious of his positioning, helping the defence keep its shape when they are under attack. He makes sure he is there to bat crosses away or block the path of forwards trying to charge into the box.He is calm and composed in tackles, too, staying on his feet for as long as he can to shut out the danger instead of sliding in recklessly.He will continue to develop at Liverpool and learn from senior stars like compatriots Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum.It is the lack of guarantees over a spot in the PEC Zwolle defence that encouraged him to leave so soon. Things turned sour once Jaap Stam replaced Van ‘t Schip in December and dropped the baby-faced academy graduate to the reserves, even though he had still been impressive when called upon.Virgil van Dijk NetherlandsAn iconic centre-back for Netherlands and Manchester United, Stam merely wanted to encourage Van den Berg to be more of a commanding presence in the heart of the defence. Instead, he took it as an insult.“It is actually really simple,” he said in April. “PEC would like to extend but until this weekend I hadn’t played for weeks. I see no reason to extend at the moment.“Really, I am satisfied at PEC. This is my youth club. If I was always playing, I’d probably say: ‘I’ll sign’. Then the chance that I’ll play next season would automatically be greater. Now I’m in no hurry.“With the last coach I played a lot. When a new coach comes in, you know things can change. But the fact I wasn’t even in the squad was quite a shock.”Liverpool fans may have already christened him the “baby Van Dijk”, but he is taking a considerably different path to the Netherlands captain.Van Dijk was a pillar of consistency and class at Groningen, where he made 66 appearances before leaving for Celtic. His potential to reach the top was obvious by the end of his second season, but he still had to take the long route to European glory and Ballon d’Or candidacy.The younger Van den Berg may have impressed at PEC Zwolle, but he has a long way to go to develop into the complete defender that Van Dijk has worked so hard to become. At the age of just 17, time is certainly on his side.Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more