The Congress in Goa demanded on Saturday that the Election Commission of India (ECI) strike down an order issued by the State government on Friday appointing two key coalition leaders as Deputy Chief Ministers. “The order is in clear violation of the model code of conduct and as such this order should be immediately set aside by ECI and strict action should be taken against the officer concerned and the government of Goa…,” chief of the party’s communications department Trajano D’Mello said in his complaint to the Chief Clectoral Officer Kunal. “It is done solely for the purpose of attracting votes,” he told presspersons later.On March 20, days after BJP leader Pramod Sawant was sworn in as Chief Minister, the Goa Governor issued an order appointing Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward party and Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party(MGP) as Deputy Chief Ministers at the behest of the Government.
Soon after Australian firms threatened to launch a multi-million dollar lawsuit to recover dues from the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC), Minister of State for Sports Ajay Maken on Thursday ordered for a legitimate assessment of the demands made by them.Minister of State for Sports Ajay Maken.”I have ordered for legitimate assessment,” he told Headlines Today. “I have asked the secretary, sports, to thoroughly verify in 10 days all legitimate payments details of CWG Organising Committee,” he added.Maken replaced M.S. Gill as sports minister during the cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.
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This is according to Glassdoor’s Q2 2014 Employment Confidence Survey¹, revealing how employees value their own education and higher education overall as it relates to their careers and the workplace.Each quarter, the Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey also monitors four key indicators of employment confidence: salary expectations, job security, the job market and company outlook.How Employees Value EducationWhen it comes to what’s most important to advance their career and earn a bigger paycheck, more than three in five (63%) employees report learning new skills or receiving special training, compared to those who report receiving a college or graduate degree (45%), transitioning careers or looking for a new job or company (38%), and networking with professionals (34%), among other options.In addition, employers and hiring managers may be looking for something other than a specific degree as three in four (74%) employees believe their employers value work experience and related skills more than education when evaluating job candidates. Plus, half (48%) of employees with a college degree believe their specific degree is not very relevant to the job they do today, while four in five (80%) report that they have never been asked about their college GPA (grade point average) during a job interview. More than half (53%) of employees also believe a graduate degree is no longer necessary to be offered a high-paying job.Despite this, employees acknowledge that higher education still adds value in the workplace, as more than half (56%) also believe if they had a higher level of education, they would be more successful in their career.“The national conversation about the value of higher education and gainful employment is a topic alive within companies. While education is still valued as one piece of the puzzle for a successful career, we’re seeing a shift in the workplace in which most employees feel gaining the latest skills relevant to their job and industry is more valuable to help advance their careers, and they’re feeling it’s what employers are truly seeking to really help move business forward,” said Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert. “For any employee looking to earn a bigger salary or move up the corporate ladder, they should do their research on how their industry is evolving, including identifying specific skill sets that are in demand. Going back to school may be one way to learn and improve, but there are also non-traditional ways, such as certificate programs, bootcamps, webinars, online non-degreed courses, conferences and more.”Pay Raise Expectations DropDown seven percentage points from last quarter, Glassdoor’s Q2 2014 Employment Confidence Survey reveals 37% of employees expect to receive a pay raise or cost-of-living increase in the next 12 months. This is down from last quarter, when it was at its highest level in more than five years at 44%. More than two in five (43%) do not expect a pay raise, while one in five (20%) are unsure.Job Market Confidence Remains High and SteadyThough employees are not as optimistic as last quarter about pay raises in the next 12 months, employees’ confidence (including those self-employed) in the job market remains steady. More than two in five (44%) employees believe it is likely they could find a job matched to their experience and current compensation levels in the next six months, remaining unchanged since Q1 2014.However, among those unemployed but looking, 32% believe it is likely they could find a job in the next six months, up from 31% since the first quarter.Check out more from our Q1 2014 Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, including our survey supplement which provides a detailed quarter-by-quarter breakdown of results.¹ The Glassdoor Employment Confidence survey is conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Glassdoor. 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Today, Glassdoor announced our 2016 Employees’ Choice Awards for the 50 Highest Rated CEOs, according to U.S.-based employees – and this year, four of the winning CEOs are women. We want to highlight this because there is still a long road ahead and much to be done to achieve true gender parity at the highest levels of workplace leadership. For perspective, there are only 20 women CEOs among those leading S&P 500 companies, meaning of these 500 CEOs, only 4% are women. On the 2016 Glassdoor list, four of the Top 50 CEOs are women, representing 8% of our list, and outpacing the women CEO representation on the S&P 500 by double. These four women are leading the way for others and providing optimism for the next generation of future women leaders.The women CEOs who are being honored with this award have earned a 93%-95% approval rating based on feedback from their U.S. employees over the past 12 months*, and head up companies with more than 1,000 employees.So who are these outstanding women leaders and what makes them so highly rated among their own employees?Lynsi Snyder, President of In-N-Out Burger – 95% approval (#17)Lynsi Snyder, who leads popular burger purveyor In-N-Out, is the highest-ranking woman on our list, coming in at #17 overall. Snyder’s grandparents founded In-N-Out in 1948, and Snyder has led the company since 2010. Among U.S.-based employees over the past year, Snyder has garnered a 95% approval rating, and the company is rated 4.2 stars out of 5 stars over the past 12 months on Glassdoor.Here’s what a few employees say about Snyder and her management team:“Good pay, strong leadership, opportunities to advance in the company.” – In-N-Out Burger Employee (location n/a) “Great management, generally strong unit of people to work with. They will train you if you act like you want to be there and are willing to learn. They’ll also show you how a company manages to exist and profit selling the same hamburger that they’ve sold for decades.” – In-N-Out Burger Employee (Huntington Beach, CA)Lesa J. Francis, CEO of Staffmark – 94% approval (#28)Lesa Francis leads commercial employment agency Staffmark, and is the second highest-ranking woman on Glassdoor’s list. Francis heads up the Cinncinati-based company, and earned a 94% approval rating from her employees over the past year. Staffmark is rated 4.0 out of 5 stars in the last 12 months on Glassdoor.Here’s what some of Francis’ employees have to say about her leadership:“I have been in the Staffing Industry for over 30 years and Staffmark is by far the best company I have ever worked for and Lesa is a fantastic CEO!!!” – Staffmark Chief Resource Officer (Cinncinati, OH)“Love my job, my co workers, and upper management.” – Staffmark Employee (Cinncinati, OH) Pamela M. Nicholson, CEO of Enterprise Holdings – 94% approval (#31) When she was appointed CEO of Enterprise Holdings in June of 2013, Pamela Nicholson became the highest-ranking woman, not only at Enterprise Holdings, but also in the entire $20-billion U.S. car rental industry. Nicholson garners a 94% approval rating among U.S. based employees over the past year. Enterprise Holdings has a rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars in the last 12 months on Glassdoor.Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees have had this to say about Nicholson and the senior leadership team:“Upper management in St. Louis is amazing and strives to succeed and help out every level of employee.” – Enterprise Holdings Senior Accountant (St. Louis, MO) “I love the people I work with! It’s not intimidating at all to reach out to upper management and there’s so much support from them!” – Enterprise Holdings Assistant Manager (location n/a)Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte – 93% approval (#41) Cathy Engelbert, a 30-year veteran of Deloitte, was the first woman at a Big Four professional services firm to be named CEO in March 2015. Since then, she has gained high marks from her U.S.-based employees, achieving a 93% approval rating over the past year. Deloitte has achieved a rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars in the last 12 months.Here’s what Deloitte employees have to say about Engelbert and her management team:“Incredible place to work for women, great leadership, sound management decision making.” – Deloitte Senior Manager (New York, NY)“Amazing opportunities to learn and grow. Smart people. Management knows what they are doing.” – Deloitte Consultant/Track Lead (New York, NY)Do you think your CEO should be honored as one of the best? Share a company review on Glassdoor, and provide feedback on how you think your CEO is successfully leading the company. By doing so, you’ll be helping your CEO get in the running for next year’s awards.*Employees’ Choice Award winners for the 2016 Highest Rated CEOs list are determined using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between May 2, 2015 and May 1, 2016. See our full awards methodology.
You applied for the job. Then, a hiring manager contacts you for an interview – fantastic! After jumping for joy for a few moments, you quickly stop and think, “Wait a second… How do I prepare for the big interview and land the job?”Here are seven tips to prepare for any job interview from the career and workplace experts at Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community:1. Research the JobFirst, read the job description and its requirements over and over. Then, when you think you know it inside and out, read it one more time. By truly understanding what a hiring manager is looking for, you can use the details provided in the job description to speak to your strengths and accomplishments that match these specific areas. For example, does the job description call out that the employer is looking for a person that is “Energetic, a self-starter and a resourceful problem solver”, if so, think through your recent experiences and identify a time when you demonstrated these strengths.[Related: Read Reviews from Employees at the Companies You’re Interested In]2. Research the CompanyKnowledge really is power, so make yourself memorable to a hiring manager by knowing as much about their department, and the company as possible. Visit the company’s website and get familiar with its history and mission statement, corporate values, the CEO and other senior leaders. Don’t forget to read up on the latest company news, specifically, any headlines that are relevant to the company and area where you are looking to work. In addition, check out company reviews on Glassdoor to find out how other employees at the company have rated and reviewed their experience on the job. Company reviews are a useful way to find out what it’s like to walk the halls of a company, what employees like best about working there, and what they feel are some of the downsides.3. Talk to Anyone Who Works ThereMake it a mission of yours to talk with anyone that works or has worked at the company to get even more personal advice on what the company wants in its employees, and insights on what happens during the interview process. Ask anyone and everyone you know, from your personal friends, to your Facebook friends, to family members, even acquaintances.[Related: How to Network Your Way to a New Job]4. Practice Your Responses to Interview QuestionsWith each response, the key is to keep in mind that you want to show a hiring manager your value and how you can help solve their challenges. It’s not all about what you want, so you may want to avoid asking about compensation and benefits during your first interview. With a friend or family member, practice responses to common interview questions, such as:Why are you interested in working here?What are your strengths and weaknesses?What days are you available to work? Not available?In addition, be aware that many companies these days are asking oddball interview questions. For example, a Trader Joe’s candidate was asked: “What do you think of garden gnomes?” Why? It’s a way for a hiring manager to test a job candidate’s creativity and critical thinking skills and find out who may be a good cultural fit for the company.5. Be Prepared to Ask QuestionsTo further show your interest, make sure you engage in the conversation and ask a few questions related to the specific job, the company or potential team members. A few questions might include:What else might the job require?What’s the work environment like?Do you give feedback on performance?Are there career growth opportunities available?[Related: Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions for 2016]6. Dress to ImpressFirst impressions do matter, so dress as professional as possible to go along with your professional attitude. This doesn’t always mean a suit and tie for men, or skirt suit and hosiery for women (which is recommended for many jobs), but the key is to review your wardrobe beforehand, and select your favorite professional look that’s appropriate for the company you’re interviewing at. If you’re not sure, ask family and friends for their input. But don’t wait until the last minute – you want to ensure the clothes you select are clean and wrinkle-free.[Related: How to Dress for an Interview]7. Take Care to Put Your Best Foot ForwardTo put “the very best you” before any interviewer, make sure you feel good inside and out. Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before, eat healthy foods the day of your interview (and foods that agree with you), brush your teeth (no coffee breath) and comb your hair. Plus, don’t show up late in a sweat or in a panic, so take time the day before to map out how you’ll get to the interview (doing a test run is best if you can). If it’s a phone interview, make sure you’re in a quiet room where no one will disturb you.By following these tips from Glassdoor, you’ll be on your way to impressing those that matter most during your interview, and hopefully, landing the job.DISCOVER: Search Open Jobs at Companies Hiring In Your Area!
The journalism industry isn’t exactly known for having prestigious, high-paying jobs—Anna Wintour, Anderson Cooper, Ta-Nehisi Coates, etc., excluded, of course. Take my first foray into the field for example: three weeks out of journalism school, I scored my first interview at a newspaper. The executive editor offered me the job before I left his office—for the astounding salary of $10 an hour. I’d worked my way through college, and earned more than that as a waitress. I politely but promptly turned down that offer and held out hope for the next one. It came in at a resounding $19,000 a year. I didn’t do the math to find out what that worked out to be per hour. Journalists, in addition to being poorly paid, are notoriously bad at math. Instead, I turned down that job offer and hoped, much against my better judgment, for more money. I was so disheartened by those first two offers that when a third came in, topping the last one by $8,000, I took it without hesitation. And that set the tone for how I would approach my next job offer. I didn’t do the research to know whether I was getting a fair salary. I didn’t even check what my industry’s pay standards were at the time. I simply asked myself, “Is this more money than you’re making now?” The answer was yes, and I took my lower-than-I-should-have-accepted salary without negotiation. I’d been at my second professional job (also at a newspaper) for a few days when I met my coworker-turned-close friend, Dan. Over a couple of beers and burgers at the local sports bar, we got to talking about my offer. I was so proud of myself. “I went from making $27,000 a year at my last job to making $36,000 here,” I bragged to him. But I could tell by his face that I should be hanging my head instead of puffing out my chest. Dan,—hired just 11 months earlier with a year’s less experience in the field than I had—had snagged a salary of $40,000 a year. And to add insult to my injury, he’d negotiated three weeks’ vacation too. Initially, I was embarrassed. Then my emotions turned to frustration. Finally, I got focused. Starting with my next job offer, I stopped asking whether it was more than I was currently making—because of course, it should be—and started doing the work I needed to do to ensure I wouldn’t be low-balled ever again. And here’s how: 1. I used online resources. Long before I started writing for Glassdoor as a freelance writer, I knew about this resource’s amazing salary tool. You can type in your job title and location, and the tool will populate an average salary for your specific area, plus how it compares to the national average for that same job. My third professional job was as a magazine editor at a regional publication, and by using this simple tool, I discovered editors in my area were making an average of $47,000 a year. That gave me a base on which to judge my own offer. Now Glassdoor has Know Your Worth, a personal salary estimator that’ll let you know how much you should be earning in base pay, taking into consideration education, location, current company and experience.6 Questions You Must Ask Before Accepting an Offer2. I talked to employees.I spoke with contacts and coworkers until I found a connection between one of them and a former employee at the magazine. And after a quick introduction, that former employee was happy to dish on what he’d earned when he’d worked in the exact position I was going to fill. The magic number? It was $42,000. That may sound low, but that average salary I’d uncovered included all editors, and this position was pretty low on the masthead. So now I knew I should accept nothing less than $42,000— and I could still negotiate for more. 9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotiation3. I didn’t accept the first offer. If I’d followed my previous criteria for accepting job offers, I’d have snatched up this one without hesitation. It was $38,000, which was more than the $36,000 I’d been making at the newspaper. Old me would have celebrated my raise. But new me was mildly irritated. I knew I had been low-balled. I found the courage to counter offer. I asked for $42,000. I didn’t name the previous employee, but I stressed to my future boss that I had information proving previous editors in that position had been paid more—and said I couldn’t possibly accept less than what they’d earned. He came back with an offer of $40,000 with a $1,000 raise after six months and an extra week’s vacation. I said yes. Sadly, after I took that job, over drinks with my new managing editor, our salaries came up. I told her what I was offered, and she started crying at the table. I was making $6,000 more than the-second-to-top editor at the publication—after she’d been there for five years, and earned more than one raise. She also hadn’t researched. And she also hadn’t negotiated. When it comes to salary, it sounds cliché but knowledge really is power. Knowing industry standards, talking to former employees, and being willing to fight for what you’re worth not only helps you earn more now, but it sets you up for financial success in the future.
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Attend Conferences Related to Your Job/Role One of the most effective ways to position yourself for better career opportunities in 2019 is by attending relevant conferences and events in your industry. Many organizations make provisions for interested employees to attend industry conferences to represent them or simply as a way to educate them. “If you have been shying away from these conferences in the past, you’ve been hurting your career prospects,” says Dan Fox, founder of Boss Laser. “By attending relevant conferences, you can massively increase your network (you suddenly know, and are known by, a lot of people who are relevant to your industry), you can build your skills and experience [and] you will also get exposed to more opportunities from a diverse group of people compared to if you were simply on your own. By attending conferences, you will also have up-to-date information about industry best practices, news and resources that can aid your career growth.”Attending a Conference? Here’s How to Walk Away With a Solid Network2. Get an Advanced DegreeAnother way to give yourself a career boost in 2019 is by getting an advanced degree. If you’re yet to obtain a Master’s degree, it might be a good idea to start making plans for it now. This is because most jobs have provisions that allow you to experience an increase in compensation if you get an advanced degree. Some companies even require those in senior management and professional positions to possess an advanced degree. Having an advanced degree also increases your career prospects, because the number of entry-level jobs requiring advanced degrees like a Master’s degree is increasing.“An advanced degree can help you secure that elusive promotion you’ve always desired,” says Ayodeji Onibalusi of Effective Inbound Marketing. “A doctorate or masters degree would also boost your confidence and help you secure better job opportunities when you start looking for a new job.”3. Work on Relationships With Your Coworkers and SuperiorsAs we get ready to enter into 2019, one of the questions you should ask yourself is where you stand in terms of your relationships with your co-workers and your superiors. Do you have a good relationship with them, or do you believe it’s simply sufficient to focus on work and get things done and still move forward in corporate circles? If you don’t have a good relationship with coworkers and superiors, it could come back to bite you. In fact, according to experts, it is very difficult, and almost impossible, to advance at work without a good relationship with co-workers and superiors. If you’ve not been getting along well with some of your peers at work, it might be a good idea to start fixing things now.4. Regularly Update Information That Communicates Your ExpertiseMany employees restrict their career growth by making little information publicly available about themselves — often unknowingly. A lot of employees have not updated their resume in years, and as a result their resume is not indicative of their current experience and skill set. Similarly, many employees have a LinkedIn profile, and other relevant career-related online profiles, with scant information about them. When you consider that many major organizations regularly scan LinkedIn and other relevant social media sites to determine which employees to hire, and that 92 percent of recruiters use social media to find high-quality candidates, it becomes instantly apparent how limiting not having an updated profile can be.“It might be a good idea to create a schedule for updating your resume and relevant social media profiles to be indicative of your experience,” says Jonathan Marshall of Middlesex County Criminal Law. “This can be done every quarter, for example. You want to include every relevant information including awards, leadership capacities you’ve acted in and conferences you’ve attended,” he says.How to Master the Art of Bragging Like a Pro5. Upgrade Your WardrobeIf you’re wondering if dressing has anything to do with your career prospects, well it’s time to sit tight and take note — because how you dress can literally affect your career prospects and opportunities. An OfficeTeam survey found that 80 percent of executives say that how an employee dresses will affect the employee’s chances of being promoted. Other studies have also found a link between dressing and perceived confidence as well as career opportunities. If you want to be taken more seriously, and do not want to be denied your rightful career opportunities, it might be a good idea to upgrade your wardrobe.Yasir Khan is a renowned online marketing consultant and has been in business since 2008. He owns Quantum SEO Labs and loves sharing tips on various aspects of marketing, conversions and real estate. 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Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant or food service industries will tell you that it’s not easy work. However, they probably haven’t worked at Baton Rouge-based eatery, Raising Cane’s. In addition to serving irresistible chicken fingers, the restaurant serves up a fun and friendly environment for patrons and employees. And this culture starts at the top.CEO and Founder Todd Graves started as a fry cook and cashier, on the front lines ensuring quality and positivity. He says, “You see, I’m fortunate, I don’t have a job, I have a passion. I love seeing my dream and the dream of our crew, become a reality everyday. It’s wonderful bringing great people together to grow something truly great.”It’s no wonder that Graves has been named one of the 2019 Top CEOs in the U.S. With a 95% approval rating, itis clear that his employees believe in his vision of “one love” and creating a great work environment. We caught up with Graves to talk about his win, what makes Raising Cane’s such a unique place to work, and the advice he’d give every job seeker.Glassdoor: Congratulations on the Top CEOs win. How does it feel to have employees rave about your leadership?Todd Graves: Each day, I am motivated by what I can do for our Crew and our Communities. I truly believe this to be my purpose. From the early days of Raising Cane’s, I have always wanted to create a great place to work. Most people’s first job is in the restaurant industry so I see this not only as an opportunity to train our Crew for our Restaurants but also to have them experience positive values and work ethic they can carry with them throughout their lives. I see it as our responsibility to provide a great work environment with the opportunity to grow. For our Crew to take the time to share their experience so that others know that Raising Cane’s is a great place to work, means the world to me. To receive this recognition that comes directly from our Crew gives me so much pride; I am over the moon! This motivates me to work even harder for our Crew, our Customers and our Communities.Glassdoor: Not only is this a testament to your leadership, but also to the leaders you have hired. What do you look for in Raising Cane’s leaders?Todd Graves: There are many amazingly talented executives in our industry however for us, it always comes down to being a Culture fit, and a “Serving Leader” (who enjoys serving others). Our Company leaders are passionate about what we do. They believe in our Vision, live our Mission and are committed to our Core Values and Non-Negotiables. They recognize that our success is reliant on our Culture. Glassdoor: When you hire, what attributes are you looking for?Todd Graves: At Raising Cane’s we are looking for authentic, genuine and hardworking people that believe in and help execute our vision to grow locations all over the world be known as the brand for quality chicken finger meals, great crew, cool culture and active community involvement. We have a wide variety of roles that we are recruiting for at any given time which may have specific requirements but we are all Fry Cooks and Cashiers. We recruit people who genuinely want to be a part of Raising Cane’s and are eager to work in our Restaurants or work to support our Restaurants.50 Most Common Interview QuestionsGlassdoor: In today’s tight job market, how are you approaching recruiting and talent attraction? Todd Graves: We are always looking for great people because even though we are in the Restaurant business, it is our Crew that make the food and customer experience special. Our recruiting strategy is focused. We are a fast-growing company with many opportunities, both for advancement for our Crewmembers as well as for new Crewmembers at all levels. Our philosophy is that we are always hiring, looking for passionate people to join in our journey! We work very hard to promote internally as well as recruit externally to bring new people to our team for their expertise and new ideas. Glassdoor: When it comes to Glassdoor, how do you use the platform for recruiting and to keep your finger on the pulse of both company culture and candidate experience?Todd Graves: We use Glassdoor to get a pulse on what is happening with our teams, keep up with industry trends and to provide a platform for job seekers to find anonymous reviews about what it is really like to work here. We also leverage Glassdoor for job postings and an opportunity to showcase videos of some of our Crew and their career path as they have grown with the company. How to Build Your Own Career Path Within an OrganizationGlassdoor: Retention is hugely important these days. How do you lead your teams to retain top talent?Todd Graves: It always goes back to our Culture that is deeply rooted in the appreciation of our Customers, our Crew and our Communities. We work very hard to show appreciation for our Crew that work hard every day in our Restaurants serving our Customers. At Cane’s, we are all Fry Cooks and Cashiers first. No matter what role you are hired for, you are going to train to be a Fry Cook and Cashier. It’s a title that is earned and it’s the most important role at Cane’s. We have an entire department called Cane’s Love created to recognize, reward and respect our Crew. Our Crew loves what do and it shows with industry-leading Customer Service as well as industry-leading retention.Glassdoor: Now for a few fun ones: What is one book that you think everyone should read? Why?Todd Graves: Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture by Derek Lewis. With interesting case studies including a chapter on Raising Cane’s, this book helps you create a Culture that fits your brand.Glassdoor: What is your go-to productivity hack?Todd Graves: Video Conferencing saves me a lot of travel time.Glassdoor: What is your #1 job search tip?Todd Graves: When I speak to students I always tell them to find their, “ONE LOVE.” What I mean by that is to find something they are passionate about and work hard to get it. Don’t just take any job, do your research and find a company that you believe in. Look for companies with a great culture and a fun work environment. 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Swansea defender Alfie Mawson will put his hand up if England’s semi-final clash with Germany goes to penalties.The two countries face off in the U21 European Championships penultimate match on Tuesday.The old rivalry brings backs memories of Germany’s victory over England in the Euro96 semi finals, which they won on penalties.But Mawson, who was two years of age when the match took place, isn’t afraid of taking a penalty in tomorrow’s match.”I’m confident enough to step up and take one,” Mawson said via Sky Sports. “Hopefully, it doesn’t get to that and we finish the game in normal time. “If we did come to that we feel we have enough character to go through.”We’ve got to go out there with the confidence we came to this competition with.”
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 15, 2009November 13, 2014Click 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)On Thursday September 24, 2009, I attended a gathering of various leaders in the field of maternal health who were in New York to make commitments at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting.As a co-representative of the American India Foundation (AIF) along with Dr. Sanjay Sinho (CEO), I joined innovators from the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth, Jhpiego, the Micronutrient Initiative, the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Pakistan, and the Lwala Community Alliance in a discussion about how to combat the widespread suffering and needless deaths of mothers around the world.My experience with maternal health comes primarily from Zambia, where I was recently working on a project focused on the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission. While I was there, I couldn’t help but notice the widespread lack of communication between individuals and NGOs who were all working toward the same goals. There is no doubt in my mind that efforts were being duplicated, and that some essential aspects of maternal health were being left unaddressed.At the meeting in New York, however, it was extremely encouraging and even inspiring to see all of these visionaries at the same table talking about how to strengthen their efforts through collaboration. We discussed problems ranging from eclampsia to maternal nutrition to the lack of adequate health facilities. The ideas to overcome some of these obstacles were equally as diverse, including public-private partnerships, international fellowship programs for young innovators, and community-based prevention and capacity building. Essentially, no one at the table was approaching the situation in the exact same way, yet everyone was open to sharing and forming collaborations to create new synergies.The problems associated with maternal health in developing countries cannot be addressed with one intervention, by one organization, or in one country. Indeed, to improve the situation of this especially vulnerable population, these issues must be attacked from multiple angles. I see the discussion during CGI as a step in the right direction for maternal health and global health at large.You can read more about the commitments that were made at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting related to maternal health here.Share this:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on June 18, 2013March 6, 2017By: Kate Mitchell, Manager of the MHTF Knowledge Management System, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for eligible colleagues to attend the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12-15 November 2013.For scholarship recipients, the MHTF will directly arrange:Roundtrip transportation to Addis Ababa (lowest-priced, non-stop coach-class airfare)Up to 5 nights of accommodation in Addis AbabaStandard conference registration feesPlease note, however, that the MHTF will not cover visas (if required) and any other expenses, including food and local transportation.These scholarships are limited to individuals studying or working in a public or private academic institution/facility or with a local non-governmental organization. Individuals working for large international non-governmental organizations are not eligible to apply. Scholarship applicants must also be from a developing country and working in a low resource setting, or from a developing country and temporarily based in a developed country to further their education/training.In order to apply for a scholarship, you must forward your abstract acceptance email from the International Conference on Family Planning to Elizabeth Claise at email@example.com. Abstracts must be relevant to maternal health.If you meet these criteria and have submitted your abstract acceptance email to Elizabeth Claise, please complete the online scholarship application form.Application Deadline: 2 August 2013 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard TimeScholarship winners will be notified shortly thereafter. Selected individuals will be invited to blog about the conference or their work on the MHTF Blog.Share this:
Posted on February 22, 2017February 24, 2017By: Gafar Alawode, Chief of Party, Health Finance and Governance Project, NigeriaClick 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)Gaps in availability and quality of maternal health care services constitute a major obstacle to achieving the desired maternal health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries such as Nigeria. Initiatives aimed at improving quality of maternal health care tend to address quality of care issues in isolation, without considering wider system-level issues that lead to nonexistent or impaired quality of services. The governance of health service delivery – including health care financing, knowledge and information, human resources and commodities and equipment – largely determine the availability and quality of care.Using an adapted version of the World Health Organization governance actions, the Partnership for Transforming the Health System II (PATHS2) Project led by Abt Associates and implemented between 2008 and 2015 illustrates the role of governance in improving the quality of maternal care by increasing access to skilled birth attendants who can provide active management of the third stage of labor (AMSTL).PolicymakingOne of the first steps towards improving quality of maternal health care is to define quality improvement objectives, set standards and establish clear guidelines, treatment protocols and indicators. Clear policy direction defines quality and sets the stage for effective implementation of a quality improvement plan. Policy directions for other aspects of the health system also play an important role in improving quality of maternal health care. For instance, clear human resources for health (HRH) policies that place a premium on improved density, equitable distribution and performance in terms of reduced absenteeism, competence, productivity and responsiveness are critical. The PATHS2 Project in Nigeria supported select states to develop and implement HRH policies and strategies, recruiting additional staff and redistributing staff where necessary. In addition, skilled health workers were trained in the AMSTL. The availability of skilled health workers as a result of this policy change contributed to a greater than 60% reduction in cases of postpartum hemorrhage referred from primary health care centers (PHCs) in these states.Institutional capacity strengtheningAs part of maternal health care quality improvement, stakeholders should clearly articulate the roles of different institutions and address institutional weaknesses that hinder effective design and implementation of a quality improvement initiative. Health systems need well-functioning institutions to enact reforms related to HRH, health financing and commodity management that improve maternal health care quality. In Nigeria, Kaduna State created a HRH unit within the State Ministry of Health and introduced a Supplementary Midwife Service Scheme to recruit, train and deploy midwives to PHCs. Due to the increase in personnel, these PHCs experienced a subsequent surge in facility births and delivery of other maternal health services.Information and intelligence gatheringMaternal health care quality improvement can be successful only with the capacity to gather data for use in planning, tracking progress and evaluating a chosen quality improvement approach. Ongoing collection, analysis and use of information related to HRH, strategic purchasing and commodity management provide the information needed to initiate and monitor a quality improvement plan. PATHS2 used a logistics performance management system that contributed to timely collection and analysis of information on commodities, resulting in improved availability of oxytocin and other essential drugs used for the management of labor.Inter-sectoral collaboration and oversightMajor health sector actors, including government agencies, the private sector, development partners and civil society, play important roles in designing and enacting health policy and providing health care services. Ensuring strong coordination and collaboration among stakeholders creates a platform to identify issues and forge consensus on how to monitor and make improvements to attain an acceptable standard of care. In Nigeria, weak coordination of the health sector led to inconsistent management of important maternal health commodities such as oxytocin. Improved sector coordination, especially related to commodity supply and enhanced distribution, ensured availability of oxytocin and other drugs contributing to a reduction in postpartum hemorrhage.AccountabilityHealth care delivery systems should be held accountable to the government and its citizens. Successful accountability mechanisms require that policymakers and service providers design and implement effective quality improvement plans and that patients receive high quality care. Access to accurate information and a consensus on what constitutes quality maternal health care are critical components of accountability. PATHS2’s voice and accountability program ensured that citizens hold health facility administrators accountable for effective drug management. The program also promoted health worker performance, resulting in reduced absenteeism and improved health worker responsiveness.A systems approach to improving quality maternal health care holds the key to effective and efficient use of resources to expand access to essential high quality maternal health services and reduce preventable maternal deaths.—Read other posts from the Quality of Maternal Health Care blog series.Access resources related to quality of maternal health care.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Philippines63.7% (2005) Malaysia46.0% (2005) Thailand91.8% (2005) Posted on May 30, 2017May 30, 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)Episiotomies—incisions made between the vagina and anus during childbirth—have long been a topic of debate among clinicians, researchers and advocates. Outdated clinical guidelines previously recommended the routine use of episiotomy to avoid natural vaginal tearing. Over the past two decades, a growing body of literature and increased advocacy efforts have led to a general consensus that episiotomy should not be conducted as a standard practice. Nevertheless, in many parts of the world, the majority of women still undergo episiotomy during childbirth.Current state of the evidenceEpisiotomy can be protective for women under certain circumstances. For example, a study based on data from several facilities in sub-Saharan Africa concluded that episiotomy was protective against anal sphincter tears and postpartum hemorrhage among women who had undergone type 3 female genital mutilation. However, used inappropriately, it can be detrimental to women’s health.A recent Cochrane systematic review examining the evidence on selective versus routine episiotomies for vaginal birth concluded:“Overall, the findings show that selective use of episiotomy in women (where a normal delivery without forceps is anticipated) means that fewer women have severe perineal trauma. Thus the rationale for conducting routine episiotomies to prevent severe perineal trauma is not justified by current evidence, and we could not identify any benefits of routine episiotomy for the baby or the mother.”Despite this recommendation, health workers sometimes encounter institutional barriers that pressure them to perform the procedure. Fear of a woman developing a third or fourth degree perineal tear and a lack of proper training can also contribute to high episiotomy rates.Global trends and disparitiesThe data on global episiotomy use are limited, especially in countries with weak health information systems. However, a paper from the 2016 Lancet Maternal Health Series reported prevalence estimates for several middle-income countries based on the most recent available data: India45.0% (2003) Indonesia53.5% (2005) South Africa63.3% (2003) China44.9% (2002) Iran79.2% (2012) CountryEpisiotomy rate (year) High episiotomy rates have been reported elsewhere, such as in Oman, Tibet and in several countries in Central and South America.In settings where episiotomy rates have declined over time, socioeconomic, geographic and racial disparities persist. In the United States, for example, the national episiotomy rate decreased from 25% in 2004 to 14% in 2012. However, episiotomies are more common among white women compared to black women, among women with private insurance compared to those with Medicaid and in urban hospitals compared to rural ones. Other research has found that certain types of health care providers are more likely than others to perform episiotomy.The way forwardWhile episiotomy can be beneficial in some cases, extremely high rates in many settings across the globe indicate overuse. Additional research to estimate the ideal population-level rate may help countries and facilities adjust their practices according to a specific evidence-based target.When an episiotomy is necessary, it is crucial that the procedure be performed in a way that maximizes outcomes for the mother and infant. Some research has found variation in episiotomy technique, which may be a result of inconsistent international practice guidelines.Ensuring that women are involved in the decision-making process in the event that an episiotomy might be needed is also critical. Performing an episiotomy—or any other intervention—without a woman’s informed consent is a violation of her right to respectful maternity care. Addressing the non-evidence-based use of episiotomy is key to improving maternal health and women’s birthing experiences worldwide.Key papersSelective versus routine use of episiotomy for vaginal birthCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | February 2017Episiotomy rates around the world: An updateBirth | August 2005Outcomes of routine episiotomy: A systematic reviewJournal of the American Medical Association | May 2005Routine vs selective episiotomy: A randomised controlled trialThe Lancet | December 1993Practice bulletin no. 165: Prevention and management of obstetric lacerations at vaginal deliveryObstetrics & Gynecology | July 2016—Check out the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)’s mini-series, “The Global Epidemic of Unnecessary Cesarean Sections.”Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3Watch the webcast from “Too Much Too Soon: Addressing Over-Intervention in Maternity Care,” a discussion that took place in April 2017 as part of the Advancing Dialogue in Maternal Health Series.Subscribe to receive new MHTF blog posts in your inbox.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Carving out “me time” can help give you the energy and focus you need.Self-care and taking time to rest, stay healthy, and accomplish other goals besides work—we’re all familiar with these principles. Articles and blog posts often emphasize their importance.Ironically, however, they can seem harder to achieve as a freelancer than a full-time employee! My schedule as a freelance writer and editor is supposed to be flexible and under my control. Yet for a long time, I couldn’t seem to get past the unhealthy habit of forsaking all else in my life and hunkering down to finish a job—then accepting yet another one.There’s always the excuse of the inherent insecurity of freelance life: worry over losing a client or not bringing in enough money.But what else was stopping me from finishing the novel I’ve been writing for years, in the hours when I wasn’t working? Perhaps you can recognize some of your own habits below; these obstacles can halt any pursuit, creative or otherwise:Lack of discipline to write (or do whatever it is you want to do) regularly, at about the same time most days of the weekNot (writing) until or unless inspiration “strikes”Waiting for free time to open up, or magically appear between jobsThe following strategies helped me tackle those issues and get out of my rut:Take even just a few minutes for yourself, every day: get outside; go for a walk, swim, or bike ride; read (for pleasure!) a magazine, book or some other non-work-related material; make or cook something; get a massage, do yoga or meditate—even house- or yardwork can be mindful and keep your focus in the present moment.Create concrete and achievable goals, whether daily, weekly, or monthly. For example: “write every day for an hour at noon,” “revise book chapter tomorrow,” “submit story by week’s end,” “writer’s retreat/residency this summer,” “finish book by next year.”Put these goals in writing: on a bulletin board you can always see, on a physical calendar/agenda, in your phone, Google calendar, Evernote, etc. This way your priorities stay foremost in your mind, not buried by mundane stuff like work, bills, and email.Since I began putting this plan into action, I find it easier to visualize how close I am to my goals, and to make time for things that give me pleasure or respite. Once I go for that bike ride, I come back with a clearer head, full of energy and ready to continue with the next task of my day.Irene is a freelance writer and editor and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys hiking, loafing, and a good book on a rainy day.
NEW YORK – Taj Gibson enjoyed coming home for the holidays. Gibson, a Brooklyn native, scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler added 15 to help the Chicago Bulls rout the Nets 95-78 on Dec. 25.“It was stressful,” said the 28-year-old, who grew up minutes from Barclays Center. “I did a toy drive and I was tired, but it was great to see my family.”Gibson led a balanced offense with six players in double figures for Chicago, which was buoyed by the return of guards Kirk Hinrich and Butler.With the Bulls trailing 50-49 early in the third quarter, Butler took over, keying a 21-5 run that gave Chicago control. Butler, who sat out the last game with a right ankle injury, started the burst with a 3-pointer and added a three-point play that made it 57-52. That was the first of 12 straight points by the Bulls.Another three-point play by Butler made it 66-52. “Coming out of halftime was a focus for us,” Hinrich said.Chicago (11-16) led by 19 at the end of the period after Reggie Evans’ dunk with less than a second left ended a 5½-minute field goal drought for the Nets (9-19.) Brooklyn couldn’t get much closer in the fourth and was serenaded with a chorus of loud boos from the fans.“They cheer when things are good and they let you know when things aren’t going good,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said. “They expect good and they expect it 90 percent of the time, but right now we are 90 percent bad and so they have every right to boo and express how they feel.”What once was viewed as a Christmas Day showdown between Eastern Conference contenders became a match-up of two of the NBA’s biggest disappointments so far, as both teams have been plagued by injuries.Deron Williams scored 18 points and Mizra Teletovic added 17 for the Nets, who have lost four straight.“I’m surprised at this season, how it’s played out altogether,” Williams said. “It’s like a nightmare the way the injuries have been, the things we talk about every day, the lack of effort, the lack of energy.”The victory was Chicago’s second straight, the first time since five consecutive wins from Nov. 8-18 that the Bulls had two in a row. Chicago is starting to get healthy with the return Hinrich and Butler, both of whom started.Hinrich spurred a 12-0 run midway through the second quarter that gave Chicago a 39-31 lead. Williams then scored seven straight to make it a one-point game. Chicago led 41-38 at the half before Butler took over.“It’s good to get guys back,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Our starters were very solid and our bench guys did a great job. Taj was super.”The Bulls were still missing Luol Deng (Achilles) and Derrick Rose, who is sidelined for the season with a right knee injury.Brooklyn has its own injury issues with center Brook Lopez lost for the season Dec. 20 to a broken right foot.“We talk about it a lot. We’re really trying to figure out what it is. It’s tough,” Teletovic said of the Nets’ struggles. “A lot of NBA teams aren’t going to give you anything easy. You really have to concentrate and bring a lot of energy to win the game.”The two clubs were wearing their Christmas short-sleeve jerseys that look straight out of a rec league game. Instead of numbers and a team name on the front, there was a big shiny logo. There are numbers on the sleeves, while the backs look more like a normal NBA jersey.Both squads were also wearing striped socks to complete the outfit.(Doug Feinberg, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Manchester United Man Utd seeking advice over ‘racist’ Lukaku chant Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent 23:52 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Romelu Lukaku The club have already reached out to relevant bodies including Kick It Out, which has written to United asking for action on the Belgian’s song Manchester United have said they will seek advice over concerns raised by an anti-racism organisation relating to a new Romelu Lukaku chant being sung at Old Trafford.Kick It Out has written to United about the song to the tune of the Stone Roses’ ‘Made of Stone’ which references the size of the Belgian striker’s manhood, saying its use of racist stereotypes should lead to action against those who join in with the chant.“The lyrics used in the chant are offensive and discriminatory. Racist stereotypes are never acceptable in football or wider society, irrespective of showing support for a player,” said a Kick It Out spokesperson. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “We have contacted Manchester United and will be working closely with them and the FA to ensure that the issue is addressed swiftly. The perpetrators can expect to face punishment.”The club have responded quickly by assuring the organisation they will look into the matter, and have already reached out to Kick It Out as part of the process.A Manchester United spokesperson told Goal: “The club is seeking advice on this issue from the relevant bodies, including Kick It Out.“Manchester United has a zero tolerance attitude to any form of discrimination and is fully committed to ensuring equality throughout the club, which is highlighted through our long standing #allredallequal initiative.”Lukaku has quickly become a hero on the Old Trafford terraces since his summer arrival from Everton thanks to his seven goals in seven competitive games so far this season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Barcelona v Chelsea ‘Chelsea can surprise Barcelona’ – Zola backing Conte’s Champions League cause Dom Farrell 17:23 13/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Barcelona v Chelsea UEFA Champions League Chelsea Barcelona The Blues legend suffered heartache at Camp Nou during his playing career, but he believes the class of 2018 have every chance of prevailing Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola is backing his former club to spring a surprise against Barcelona in the Champions League.Antonio Conte’s side travel to Camp Nou with their last-16 tie all square at 1-1 – Lionel Messi having levelled matters at Stamford Bridge after Willian put the Premier League champions in front.Zola scored in a 3-1 win over Barcelona in the quarter-finals back in 2000 before the Catalan giants matched that score line in the second leg and prevailed on home turf in extra time. 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 This time around, Zola is hopeful Chelsea will not suffer Camp Nou misery and believes Conte and his players can make life difficult for Ernesto Valverde’s La Liga leaders.”It’s not going to be easy. Playing in Barcelona is a tough game. But Chelsea are a strong team, with good players,” Zola told Omnisport .”I think they can go there and surprise Barcelona, they have the ability to do that. Chelsea have the type of players Barcelona don’t like very much, so in my opinion, it’s still an open game.”They will have to defend well. The first leg was 1-1, Barcelona will want to try to win the game [and not rely on the away goal advantage].”I’m sure they will want to be safe. If Chelsea defend well first, then they can use the counter as they can do really well. I think they stand a very good chance.”Gianfranco Zola was speaking at the Geneva International Motor Show, on behalf of Yokohama Tyres, the principal partner of Chelsea Football Club. For more information, visit: http://www.yokohama-online.com
Here’s to hoping you got a good night’s rest and brought an extra K-Cup to work to hold you over throughout the day. You’re probably going to need it.Oklahoma State kicks its season off in Corvallis, Oregon this evening, and it’s going to be a late one. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. on the west coast, which means us Okies are stuck with a 9:30 p.m. central time start. Based off recent game-length studies, we could be still up and kicking until 1:00 a.m. local time.So yeah — treat yourself to an extra shot of espresso with that Pumpkin Spice Latte!Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.Viewing Information• Kick time: Friday, 9:30 p.m. CT• TV: FS1• Streaming: Fox Sports Go• Odds: Oklahoma State -14• Radio: Cowboy Radio Network or TuneInBroadcast informationOn the call for FS1 will be Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis and Shane Vereen. On radio, Dave Hunziker will handle play-by-play, John Holcomb will provide analysis, and Robert Allen will do reporting from the sideline.Oregon State preview• PFB podcast with Kyle Porter and Carson Cunningham• PFB predictions for OSU-OSU• Feature story on OSU corner A.J. Green, his rise to prominence, and how a horrendous game helped him reach a new level• Kyle Porter: Ranking the 20 most important figures to OSU football’s 2019 seasonPFB CoverageWe’ll have a gameday forum (BY THE WAY, YES, WE HAVE FORUMS!) cranking all day and throughout the game. All the Kyles will be there, and Marshall will surely make an appearance too. As for other content you can expect, here’s just a sample:• Live blog (PFB+)• 10 Thoughts from Kyle Porter• Game story• Notebook While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
World Cup Messi magic brings up World Cup century as Argentina star breaks goal drought Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 02:41 6/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty World Cup Lionel Messi Nigeria v Argentina Nigeria Argentina The Barcelona superstar helped the Albiceleste to get off to the perfect start in a meeting with Nigeria, recording the 100th effort of Russia 2018 Lionel Messi ended his World Cup goal drought in style for Argentina, with the mercurial Barcelona forward recording the 100th effort of Russia 2018.Having cut a frustrated figure for the Albiceleste in their opening two Group D fixtures, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner rediscovered his spark in a meeting with Nigeria.Jorge Sampaoli’s side needed inspiration from somewhere, having gone into the game with just one point to their name, and saw their talismanic No. 10 duly deliver. 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 There were just 14 minutes on the clock when Messi collected a floated pass over the top of the Nigerian defence from Ever Banega.A perfectly-timed run was followed by two deft touches which worked the ball onto his less favoured right foot.With a clear sight of the target there was only likely to be one outcome, and Messi crashed home the opening goal of a must-win contest for Argentina.In doing so, the 31-year-old took the total number of goals at the finals to 100.He also got himself off the mark at an event which has seen eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo already notch four times for Portugal.100 – Lionel Messi has scored the 100th goal at the 2018 World Cup. Permanent.#NGAARG #ARG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/TjaQJSWkmO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 26, 2018Messi needed a goal as much for his own confidence as he did for Argentina’s.He has not always had the rub of the green when representing his country, with international heartache having been all too frequent.The Golden Ball was secured at the 2014 World Cup, but final heartbreak was suffered and Messi failed to find the target in any of his outings at the knockout stage.Ironically, his last goal of that competition came against Nigeria in the final round of group stage fixtures.662 – Lionel Messi has scored his first World Cup goal in 662 minutes of football, his last previous World Cup goal came against Nigeria as well, in 2014. Relief. pic.twitter.com/471WFjg3Uo— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 26, 2018In addition, Messi’s goal also ensured he became the first player to score in a World Cup finals as a teenager, in his 20s and 30s.With a goal-laden World Cup having produced plenty of excitement so far, there is the promise of plenty more to come as attention starts to shift towards the last 16 and the pursuit of the ultimate crown.