UAAP volleyball: Adamson snaps 9-game skid, spoils UP’s final game

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MANILA, Philippines—Adamson University ended its campaign in the most emphatic way, snapping its nine-game losing skid at the expense of University of the Philippines, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PSL hires two Thai referees for Grand Prix finals Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIEScenter_img The Lady Falcons ended their season at 2-12 for the eighth spot while the Lady Maroons finished their campaign on a four-game losing streak and settled for the fifth spot in the ladder at 6-8.It was a virtual beating for much of the third set with the Lady Falcons assuming command midway through the frame with a 16-10 lead courtesy of Eli Soyud’s crosscourt kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBernadette Flora then gave Adamson a 21-16 lead with a smooth over the block kill before Joy Dacoron ended the affair with a running spike that sunk UP’s heart.“I’m really happy because at last the system was followed and it was up to the dot,” said Adamson head coach Rogelio Getigan in Filipino. “Everybody stepped up even the rookies gave us some points.” MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Chiara Permentilla led Adamson’s offense with 16 points while graduating players Dacoron and Eli Soyud had 11 and 10 points, respectively.Flora also had 10 points for the Lady Falcons.Diana Carlos led UP with 13 points with Isa Molde pitching in 10.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Hockey: India falter at the final hurdle as the Aussies claim their 15th Champions…

first_imgBreda: Indian and Australia hockey players compete during their match at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018, in Netherlands on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI6_27_2018_000268A)AdvertisementIndia lost 1-3 to Australia in a shootout in the summit clash of Champions Trophy hockey in Breda, the Netherlands. It was a highly competitive battle between the two finalists of last edition but once again Australia came out on top in the shoot-out to clinch their 15th Champions Trophy title. Australia took the lead in the 24th minute through a penalty corner by Blake Govers, but India hit an equalizer in the 42nd minute through a field strike by Vivek Sagar Prasad.Three minutes from the final hooter, Manpreet failed to get his stick to Sunil’s pass from close range as the match went into shoot-off, where Australia came out stronger.The Australian Goalkeeper produced a brilliant show in the shoot-off, denying Sardar Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Lalit Upadhayay while Manpreet Singh was the only scorer for India.Australia, on the other hand, converted their first two efforts in the shoot-off through Aran Zalewski and Daniel Beale before Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh denied Matthew Swann and Tom Craig.But Jeremy Edwards converted the last try to hand Australia their record 15th Champions Trophy title.Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA: Houston Rockets waive R.J. Hunter

first_imgAdvertisementR.J. Hunter has penned a heartwarming Instagram post explaining his feelings after being waived — again — for the third time in his three years in the NBA.He was a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics in 2015 and expected to be a sharpshooter at the NBA level. He went on to play in 35 games for Boston his rookie season but was cut later.He was then signed but was eventually waived by the Chicago Bulls. And now, the Houston Rockets are moving on without him.Over the past two years, he’s appeared in eight NBA games, spending most of his time in the G-League. However, despite averaging just over 20 points per game for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets’ G-League affiliate, the organization apparently didn’t feel he was worth the investment.With a proper mindset and perhaps a change in approach to playing style, Hunter will be back in the NBA in no time. Advertisementlast_img read more

Glassdoor Secures $50 Million To Expand Globally And Support Recruiting Platform Growth

first_imgWe’re excited to announce Glassdoor has raised more than $50 million in a round of financing from some terrific new investors. The round is led by Tiger Global Management with additional funding from Dragoneer Investment Group along with our existing roster of investors: Battery Ventures, Benchmark, DAG Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.It’s been just over five years since Glassdoor launched, and we’ve seen how workplace transparency has considerably changed the way people search for jobs and how employers recruit top talent. With over 22 million members, Glassdoor has 5.7 million pieces of content for nearly 300,000 companies in more than 190 countries, including company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salaries, interview reviews and questions, company photos and more.With this new round, we continue to strengthen our foothold globally, helping even more people worldwide find jobs and companies they love. We want to thank you – our members – for helping us build a unique community that offers information and resources you cannot find anywhere else and brings transparency to the forefront of finding a job.From the beginning, Glassdoor has been focused on one mission: to help people find the jobs and companies they love. Ultimately, it’s about connecting the right candidates with the right companies. In doing that, we’ve built our platform to help employers recruit and retain the best talent out there, as this talent is now more informed than ever when making job and career decisions thanks to the information shared on Glassdoor. Glassdoor works with 1,400 clients to connect them with the best of the best using multiple recruiting solutions including our free employer account and Glassdoor Talent Solutions.We’ve come a long way since opening our doors to share data about jobs, companies and salaries, and we look forward to working with you to continue to make the world of employment more transparent.Read more in our press release.last_img read more

How to Get Noticed By Leadership (Without Sucking Up)

first_img N/A Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 2.3★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ If you’re truly interested in working your way up in your career, one of the best things that you can do is get in management’s good graces. But as with anything, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. Raving about a dish that a certain executive brings to the office potluck or forcing outrageous laughter every time they tell a joke probably won’t get you very far, for example. And it’s no wonder, really — if you want leadership to have a positive view of you, you need to highlight your professional skills, not your flattery skills.But how exactly can you do that without coming off as arrogant or seem like you’re sucking up? Try these six tried-and-true strategies.1. Focus on ResultsThe easiest way to make a positive impression on leadership is to simply excel at what you do. But in order to do that, you need to first thoroughly understand what it is that you should be doing.“Discuss with [your boss] what success looks like in your role, then exceed those expectations. Make sure that your boss gives you very specific expectations that are both quantitative and qualitative,” says Natasha Bowman, Chief Consultant at Performance ReNEW and author of the book You Can’t Do That at Work! 100 Legal Mistakes That Managers Make in the Workplace.Once you have those goals figured out, it’s time to execute on them. “Put your head down and focus on the work without worrying about being noticed” at first, recommends Foram Soni Sheth, Co-Founder and Career Coach at Ama la Vida. “Make sure it’s a pattern of you reliably delivering results so that when you speak with leadership, you’re able to demonstrate your value through actions.”How to Master the Art of Bragging Like a Pro2. Share Your AccomplishmentsOnce you’ve racked up some impressive achievements, don’t be shy about highlighting them. Higher-ups won’t always have the bandwidth to proactively check in on you, so occasionally communicating your wins could be the only way for them to see how much of an impact you’re having. “Setting up regular communications to keep your manager in the loop lets you periodically share what you’re working on including recent accomplishments. Most managers like to stay informed, so this benefits both of you,” says Mikaela Kiner, Founder/CEO of UniquelyHR.And don’t worry if it feels a little bit uncomfortable at first.“Once you make a habit of sharing wins along with other information, you won’t feel like you’re screaming ‘Look at me!’ every time something good happens that you want to share,” Kiner says.3. Reach Out to the TopAgain, proactivity is going to be the name of the game when it comes to getting noticed by leadership. If you don’t work with them on a regular basis, it benefits you to find ways to do so.“You may be in a position where you spend a lot of time with your manager, but little or no time with his/her peers and superiors. There’s a risk when it comes time for raises or promotions that people will be on the fence if they don’t have first-hand experience working with you,” Kiner says. “Ask your manager if there are ways to present important updates at a staff or leadership team meeting. Giving senior people visibility to your work goes a long way.”17 Cool Companies Hiring Managers Now4. Go Beyond the Job DescriptionYou may be taking on all of the responsibilities laid out for you in your job description, but to really stand out, you often need to go above and beyond.“Those who meet their job description to the tee are doing good work but not noticeable work… to really stand out, go beyond your job description,” Sheth says. “Take the initiative to do more such as mentoring new employees or putting in the extra time to finish a deadline for your team, not because someone asked you to do it, but because you wanted to. People will quickly take note of you going above and beyond and this will catch the eyes of the leadership team without you having to bring it up.”Not only does this make you look good — it can also unlock new opportunities for you.“By volunteering for projects outside of your scope of work, you are demonstrating to your boss that you are open to growth and development within your organization,” Bowman says.5. Contribute CulturallyIf you’re looking for specific projects to take on at your company, you can’t go wrong with internal efforts. “Leaders most commonly worry about two things in the organization: 1) Revenue & 2) Its people,” Sheth explains. “Find ways for you to contribute internally to the organization such as improving outdated processes which can help the employees save more time or perhaps you start internal networking for employees to get to know each other, or you create a group to solve a business problem.”And to really drive home the value of your efforts, “ask to speak with a leader of the organization to share your thoughts, why it’s important for you to lead this initiative, why it would help the organization and ask [for] their support. This will help you get directly noticed by a leader and they’ll have a direct hand in helping you build your internal initiative,” Sheth suggests.6. Take Charge of Your DevelopmentIt’s great when companies offer classes and training, but it can still be a relatively rare find. So if your company does provide you with one of these programs, make sure to take advantage of it. But even if they don’t, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself grow professionally.“Develop yourself by furthering your education and completing a certification course in your area of expertise. Stay abreast of current trends and developments in your field and send your boss links or copies of articles that are interesting and could be beneficial to the success [of] your organization,” Bowman suggests. 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Why Now Is the Best Time Ever to Join the Business Operations Team at Glassdoor

first_imgIn the midst of the information revolution, companies have more data at their fingertips than ever before. But that data doesn’t mean much if there aren’t people who can interpret it and strategically act on it. That’s where Business Operations, or BizOps, comes in.At Glassdoor, the day-to-day tasks of the BizOps team vary widely — from poring over Tableau to meeting with product teams to presenting strategic plans to executives and more — but at the end of the day, they’re all united by their passion for solving the business’s most complex and interesting problems.“We not only develop strategies to tackle the largest opportunities and toughest challenges we face as a business — we then execute those strategies,” says Samantha Krause, Director of Business Operations at Glassdoor. “We are relentlessly focused on driving impact, and we are expected to deliver results, not just recommendations.”To learn more, we chatted with Krause about which positions her team is hiring for, what impact they have and what makes BizOps at Glassdoor so unique.What roles are you hiring for?Samantha Krause: We are hiring for multiple roles across the BizOps team, including a Senior Associate, Manager and Senior Manager. Each role will be responsible for supporting one of our core functional or product areas, and will work on developing and executing strategies to tackle key opportunities and challenges facing that area of the business.What sort of background are you looking for in candidates for BizOps positions?Samantha Krause: We look for candidates with previous experience in Management Consulting, Business Operations or Finance, and who have a strong mix of analytical horsepower, strategic thinking and interpersonal skills.What does it take to thrive in these roles, and on the BizOps team in general?Samantha Krause: People who thrive in Business Operations at Glassdoor are passionate about solving problems. They love thinking strategically, but also get a lot of job satisfaction from rolling up their sleeves and bringing their ideas to life through execution. They also love getting into the numbers, because data is at the core of everything we do. Lastly, they enjoy partnering with people from all parts of the organization, from product and engineering to marketing and sales.Why is now a great time to join Glassdoor? Samantha Krause: Glassdoor is undergoing tremendous growth right now, which means Business Operations has an opportunity to have incredible impact. Glassdoor has a world-class team and our product has a unique value proposition. At the same time, we believe that we have barely scratched the surface of our potential. The recruiting market is a massive opportunity and there are many ways we can make job-seeking more transparent for consumers and hiring more efficient for employers.What’s It Really Like to Work at Glassdoor? Find Out in the Latest Episode of Cultural Capital!Without giving away any trade secrets, what sorts of challenges does the BizOps team work on? Samantha Krause: Business Operations works on the most strategic opportunities and toughest challenges at Glassdoor. Some examples of our work include supporting our product teams to define a long-term product vision, developing and implementing a growth strategy for our business, and designing and managing our jobs marketplace.What makes BizOps at Glassdoor different than BizOps at any other company? Samantha Krause: We have a unique flavor of Business Operations at Glassdoor because we span strategy and operations, and we are deeply embedded in the business. We not only develop strategies to tackle the largest opportunities and toughest challenges we face as a business — we then execute those strategies. We are relentlessly focused on driving impact, and we are expected to deliver results, not just recommendations.We are also still a relatively new function at Glassdoor. So, new hires are still foundational members of the team and can shape what Business Operations means at Glassdoor. Given our team is still relatively small, every individual has huge impact, tons of autonomy, regular exposure to company leadership and an opportunity to influence major decisions related to the company’s growth.Lastly, there are opportunities for career development and mobility both within the team, and in other teams. BizOps team members have moved on and taken up leadership positions in some of the highest priority areas of the business, including Self Serve Product Management, B2B Marketing and Technical Services.Lastly, what makes you excited to come to work every day?Samantha Krause: The same things that initially brought me to Glassdoor! Knowing my work helps people everywhere find jobs that they love, and that Glassdoor is transforming the way employers think about and treat their employees. Finally, I’m inspired every day by my colleagues (both within Business Operations and across Glassdoor), who are bright, ambitious and kind.Want to learn more about the open Business Operations positions at Glassdoor? Find more information here!last_img read more

10 Unique Jobs You Need to Apply to This Week

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Scrum Master (Entry Level) at DXC TechnologyLocation: New Orleans, LAGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $104k-$188kDetails: “The Scrum Master is part of the global team supporting Asset Management, Configuration Management and Event Management within our New Orleans, LA Digital Transformation Center (DTC). (S)He works with experienced software developers, technology experts, architects and the product owner to enable rapid development and response to reported product defects.”Learn More Restaurant Manager Miller’s Ale House Doral, FL Decision Science Manager at Coca-Cola CompanyLocation: Atlanta, GAGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $76k-$102kDetails: “The Manager, Decision Science is responsible for translating structured & unstructured consumer, shopper, customer and operational data into clear and compelling insights that lead to actionable recommendations and drive business results. The scope of these recommendations will span both tactical and strategic goals of the Data Strategy & Decision Science organization.”Learn More 23 hours ago 23h Hot New Jobs For You 23 hours ago 23h Sr. HR Business Partner at Walt Disney CompanyLocation: Bristol, CTGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $90k-$119kDetails: “Provide strategic HR leadership and consultation focused on creating innovative HR strategies to anticipate and assess emerging business, organization or people trends and identify and implement the appropriate Human Resource / Diversity & Inclusion solutions.”Learn More 23 hours ago 23h Sr Operations Research Developer at Southwest AirlinesLocation: Dallas, TXGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $73k-$114kDetails: “Develop mathematical models based on business requirements. Develop solution strategies to solve models developed. Develop code to implement solution strategies. Prepare technical documentation of models and solution strategies. Lead reviews of models, solution strategies, and code with the Team to leverage its collective experience.”Learn More 23 hours ago 23h Associate Product Specialist (Italian) at GlassdoorLocation: San Francisco, CAGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $62k-$99kDetails: “One of the company’s most important current initiatives is continued expansion into international markets. This is an exciting time to join our International team. In this position, you will help us grow our presence in Italy. Be part of our local hands-on experts on Italian language, culture, locations, and more. Identify localization and usability issues on the Italian version of the website and work with Product Management and Engineering to prioritize potential solutions.”Learn More 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h Manager Gourmet Burger Restaurant Las Vegas, NV Creative Lead at CompassLocation: New York, NYGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $87k-$124kDetails: “In this role, you’ll be responsible for bringing our brand, marketing and products to life and engaging audiences through visual storytelling. You will help support and shape the company’s brand and push the development of strategic creative in alignment with business goals. You will lead the creation of a highly diverse set of creative work. This includes brand work, advertising, digital and many others for both the Compass brand and it’s industry-leading Agents.”Learn More Store Manager Russell Cellular Sayville, NY Salon Manager Hair Cuttery Pikesville, MD Kitchen Manager New Italian Restaurant Ocala, FL N/A Store Manager X Square Capital Ponce, PR 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Computational Biology Scientist at 23andMeLocation: South San Francisco, CAGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $123k-$173kDetails: “23andMe is seeking an exceptional Scientist, Computational Biology to join our collaborative, cross-functional research team focused on discovery of novel therapeutic targets and their development in our laboratories. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience conducting creative and independent research analyzing a broad range of genomic data sets with an emphasis on understanding the underlying biology.”Learn More 3.8★ 3.2★ N/A 3.6★ Restaurant Manager Cracker Barrel Tewksbury, MA Store Manager Northern Tool + Equipment Lewisville, TX N/A 3.0★ 2.9★ Have you been scrolling through social media seeing friends on their new Keto diets, training for a marathon or sharing plans to start a new business? It seems like everyone is re-energized and determined to make 2019 their best year yet.Don’t be left behind. The only thing to actually leave behind is a dead-end job. Make this year better by applying to an amazing job at a top-notch company. Stop wasting time and check out the millions of open jobs on Glassdoor. To help you get started, here are 10 unique gigs open and ready for applications this week.Senior Research Scientist at Colgate-PalmoliveLocation: Piscataway, NJGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $81k-$115kDetails: “Identify and help develop new innovative clinical methods to explore new technical leads, active ingredients and product claims substantiation. Work with cross-functional project teams (Product Development, Early Research, Safety, Regulatory, Legal, Marketing) to review concepts/claims trackers, and develop robust clinical program to support. Identify and help validate new clinical labs to meet increasing Regulatory demands.”Learn More Manager In Training Crew Carwash Fishers, IN Tasting Room Attendant at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & RestaurantsLocation: Pembroke Pines, FLGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $10-$14 Per HourDetails: “Our Tasting Room Attendants create wonderful experiences and education for our Guests in our Napa-Style Tasting Rooms. A unique and varied role, Tasting Room Attendants are responsible for providing wine tastings, handling retail sales, assisting with Wine Club Member activities, answering calls, and overseeing carry-out and catering orders.”Learn More 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h Culinary Manager Mimi’s Cafe Tustin, CA Interior Design Co-worker at IKEALocation: Canton, MIGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $40k-$65kDetails: “Leverages interior design knowledge and experience to execute room settings, vignettes, and sales support areas. Executes the showroom vision to reflect a wide variety of styles, price points and living situations. Implement department action plan to grow the business and increase profitability. Uses creative approach to solve home furnishing challenges that exist in the local market.”Learn More View More Jobslast_img read more

Salah announces what number he’ll wear at Liverpool

first_imgMohamad Salah wants to wear the number 9 shirt at Liverpool, according to the Liverpool Echo. The Egyptian is close to securing a move from Roma after the two clubs finally reached an agreement over the transfer fee.The amount is believed to exceed the £35m paid for Andy Carroll in 2011, which will make the 24-year old the club’s record signing. Salah is expected to pen a five-year contract after he undergoes a medical on Wednesday.The winger used the number 11 at Roma, but with Roberto Firmino currently occupying that shirt, Salah will use the number 9, which has been vacant since Christian Benteke departed for Crystal Palace last summer.last_img read more

Man Utd push to sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic this week

first_imgChelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic could be on his way to Manchester United this week.ESPN FC says the current Europa League winners are desperate to wrap up a deal quickly before they fly to the United States on July 9 for the start of their pre-season preparations.Matic has emerged as Jose Mourinho’s key defensive midfield target, and could bring him to Old Trafford in a deal worth around £40million.After seeing his chances of bringing Tottenham man Eric Dier to the Red Devils dwindle after being quoted £50 million, Mourinho is now turning to the Serb.He was re-signed by the 54-year-old for £21 million in January 2014 from Benfica and has since went on to win two Premier League titles with the Blues.last_img read more

Aubameyang to resist Chelsea, Liverpool offers for Tianjin Quanjian

first_imgBorussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to snub Premier League offers and move to China.BILD says Aubameyang has attracted interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, but Tianjin Quanjian are set to win the race to his signature.Tianjin chairman Shu Yuhui looks set to table an offer in excess of £70million.Tianjin will offer Aubameyang, who scored 31 goals in 32 Bundesliga games this season, an eye-watering £26.5million-a-year salary to make the move to China.The club already boast foreign stars Alexandre Pato and Axel Witsel.last_img read more

It’s not what you say, it’s what they hear

first_imgThis is the subtitle of a book by Frank Luntz, the famous former Republican message strategist whom I heard present after me at the Communications Leadership Institute. As promised, I’m going to share a few of his insights this week. Put aside your political persuasion and think about his advice, because it’s sound. “It’s not what you say, it’s what they hear,” is a really important concept for nonprofits. We spend a lot of time wordsmithing our mission statements, but that doesn’t mean our audience hears our message. Or, as I said in my own book, anything we communicate will get twisted according to the mind it enters. Our ideology is simply not as powerful as our audience’s own mental machinations. He talked about words that should be avoided because of how they are defined in people’s minds, as well as Words that Work (the name of his book). So what words work, according to Luntz? Ones that call to mind good things in the audience’s mind. Based on his research, here are his top 21 words for the 21st century. Think about how to use them in your language.1. Imagine (though this is getting overused, he warns, it is effective — “imagine a world in which…” is a phrase that allows people to bring their own experience to your message)2. Hassle-free (people want convenience)3. Lifestyle (good word for teens and twentysomethings)4. Accountability (people want this in politics, and it’s a better word than transparency, he says)5. Results/can-do spirit (use these!)6. Innovation7. A culture of…8. Efficiency (good for environmental causes, tests better than conservation or environment)9. The right to… (people want their rights)10. Consequences (good way to express what happens if people don’t support you — best word to use in talking about the negative)11. Renew, revitalize, rejuvenate, restore, rekindle, reinvent12. Investment (better than spending)13. Inspire (great for educational causes — teachers who inspire, inspired children)14. Independent15. Peace of mind16. Certified17. All-American18. Connected to19. The good life (good for older folks, don’t use lifestyle with them)20. Financial security21. Balanced approachTry them out, this man knows language. Words matter.last_img read more

Weekend Reading

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 18, 2011November 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)This week on the MHTF blog:The MHTF is looking for a Deputy Director of Research, Monitoring, and EvaluationEngaging Faith-Based Organizations at the Wilson CenterRevitalizing the Partograph recaps: Day 1 and Day 2An upcoming conversation on ehealth at IDRCIs the partograph really that simple?Some reading for the weekendMaternal and reproductive morbidity in IranTraining midwives in LaosFamily planning as a tool for development in UgandaShare this:last_img read more

Compendium of Global Health Technologies: Innovative Ideas and Product Concepts

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 9, 2012Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Last year, the World Health Organization published a document titled, “Compendium of New and Emerging Health Technologies“. The document is an interesting resource that provides one page summaries of several technologies that are under development to address major public health concerns in low-resource settings. The compendium includes innovative approaches to a number of maternal and newborn health issues. Read up on the blood collection drape for estimating postpartum blood loss, the mobile phone fetal heart rate monitor, and the infant warmer. Technologies in the compendium are presented in one page summarizing the health problem addressed, the proposed solution and product specifications, based on data and information provided by the developers of the technologies concerned. The compendium 2011 is a first snapshot of several health technologies which might have the potential to improve health outcomes or to offer a solution to an unmet medical need in low-resource settings. The compendium specifically focuses on innovative technologies that are not yet widely available in developing countries, and product concepts under way.center_img Take a look at the full document here.Share this: The compendium of new and emerging technologies that address global health concerns has been created as a neutral platform for technologies which are likely to be suitable for use in low-resource settings. It is released to encourage the dialogue between ministries of health, procurement officers, donors, technology developers, manufacturers, clinicians, academics and the general public. In doing so, WHO aims at raising awareness of the pressing need for appropriate design solutions, and for further development and technology dissemination.last_img read more

3 incentive programs that can help increase your clientele

first_imgRestaurants, airline companies, grocery stores, and departments stores have been successfully incentivizing people for years. Here’s how it works: Imagine that there are two grocery stores that carry similar products. The quality of the products and the customer service are comparable. They are both of equal distance from your home. One will give you 5% off of your total purchase and one will not.Most of us would probably patronize the store that offers the incentive. Why? If you know that you are going to gain value from something or you are going to get a greater return on your investment then you will probably gravitate towards the provider that rewards you. Look at your key ring: Does this sound familiar?When you think about incentives, you may not think about using them for your freelancing business, but maybe you should. As consumers, it’s great feeling appreciated and valued. When a company recognizes your value and rewards us for your loyalty, it’s an added incentive to patronize them. The same just might apply with your clients.Whether it’s just you, or you and a handful of employees, here are three simple and cost-effective ways that you can incentivize clients.Service GiveawaysHow many cups, pens, and promotional bags do you have? If you are like me, you have acquired quite a few over the years. Although these are great for trade shows and in-store freebies, they may not work as well for freelancers. This is why you may want to consider what I call service giveaways.Service giveaways are pretty straightforward. You incentivize clients by offering them an additional service (with an actual cash value) for free or at a reduced rate. This isn’t about branding or about marketing, it’s about attracting new clients and rewarding returning ones. Therefore, the key is coming up with something that will add value for your client.Because of this, consider adding your giveaway service to a service that you are already providing. For example, if you are a freelance photographer, you may add a free head shot photo shoot once a client has contracted for over $1500.00 in services. This serves as an incentive for the client. He/she may be more inclined to come back to you for future services knowing that there is something extra in it for him/her, especially if the incentive has real-world value.Membership RewardsUnlike the service giveaways, a membership rewards program is not tied to the frequency and/or amount of money that a client spends with you. Membership focuses more on intangibles than actual cash value. If you are old enough, think about the Members Only jackets commercials. The commercial’s tagline was brilliant: “Membership has its privileges.” Everyone I went to school with wanted a jacket, not because they were of a certain quality or particularly stylish, but because they were marketed as being exclusive.The same psychology works with membership programs. Only members of a rewards program get access to the information or special invites. Yes, it has value because information has value, but unlike giving away a service, you are offering access to information, resources, or events that are exclusive to members only. For example, a freelance accountant may offer a webinar for 1099 employees or create an online seminar that is restricted to his/her rewards members—faithful clients.Sending out valuable information via email about your field or industry can also add to the value of a client being a member of the group. The incentive is exclusivity; your clients have access to something that is not readily available to the public. And because you have built relationships with them, it gives them greater access to your expertise, creativity, and knowledge.Finder’s FeeThink about how often you have referred someone or someone has referred you. It happens quite frequently. Many freelancers thrive off of ‘word of mouth’ referrals. What if there were an extra incentive for your clients to recommend you? Have you thought about creating a Finder’s Fee program?A Finder’s Fee is also, sometimes, referred to as an affiliate fee. Its premise is logical. If you are under contract with someone to serve as an affiliate and that person recommends your services and the person who was recommended becomes a client then the recommender receives a fee (typically a percentage) for generating the new contract. For example, if you are a freelance graphic designer, you may have a Finder’s Fee that stipulates that you will pay someone 15% for every new and fully executed contract over $2,000.00 that the affiliate generates.Because the affiliate is the catalyst for the new client, you are paying him/her for his/her services. As simple as this may seem, I would not recommend using this program without consulting legal counsel and a CPA. There are both tax and legal implications.Why would this appeal to a freelancer? There’s only so much marketing that you can do. Our clients are potential walking billboards for our services.If implemented effectively, this can generate numerous new clients, especially if you have clients who have large networks and whose endorsements/referrals can lead to tangible results.The Value of Loyal ClientsIn working with new freelancers, one of their greatest concerns is building up their clientele. Whether you’ve been freelancing for a few months or several years, most of us would love to have a consistent and faithful client base that not only keeps coming back, but recommends us to others. This can lead to long term success and viability.last_img read more

Messi remains Messi, India a little less messy

first_imgBy Philem Dipak SinghNew Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) India went from a “sleeping giant” to a “passionate giant” by successfully hosting their maiden FIFA under-17 World Cup but Messi Magic once again reigned supreme in global football as he single-handedly dragged a blundering Argentina into the 2018 World Cup.Laggards in international rankings, India finally made their presence felt by pulling off an impressive under-17 World Cup that drew all-round praise even though the country was eliminated in the very first round.FIFA President Gianni Infantino called it a “resounding success” even though the events legacy remains debatable given that India are not even a continental force till date.Globally, football fans the world over watched first in horror and then in amazement, two-time champion Argentinas floundering campaign to get to the 2018 World Cups main draw.It all boiled down to one man in the end and Lionel Messi was up for the challenge as he quite literally carried the weight of the entire team and pulled it through for a ticket to Russia.Messis rather mesmerising hat-trick helped La Albiceleste beat Ecuador in the qualifying final round.Whether the Argentine virtuoso joins the ranks of Pele and Diego Maradona by lifting the coveted trophy — thereby football paying its debt to him — will be known only in July next year.But his magical left foot continued set the bar higher and he is currently La Ligas highest goal-scorer in FC Barcelonas nine-point lead at the top.On the other hand, his competitor Cristiano Ronaldo picked up his fifth Ballon dOr to match the Argentine, while his club Real Madrid became the FIFA club world champions once again.advertisementAs for India, the country took centerstage in world football for three weeks in October. The India edition of the youngest World Cup — held across six cities — became the most attended and the highest scoring tournament in its history.From the opening match attended in Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the grand finale in Kolkata, where more than 66,000 people watched the England-Spain showdown, it was a near flawless organisation by India.On the field, the worlds most talented young players gave a memorable show of high quality football. England lifted their maiden trophy as they beat Spain 5-2 in their own game of passing while crowd favourites Brazil finished third.The final match between England and Spain was the highest scoring and perhaps the best summit clash of all the U-17 World Cups.The Indian team led by Amarjit Singh Kiyam, as expected, could not get past the group stage, losing all its matches against Ghana, Colombia and USA. But they fought well with good organisation and shape.They came close to grabbing their first point before losing 1-2 to Colombia with Jeakson Singh becoming the first Indian to score a World Cup goal.The gulf in class with other teams was quite evident and was duly conceded by head coach Luis Norton de Matos.The year also saw India qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates under the guidance of Stephen Constantine.India have qualified for the continental showpiece event on three earlier occasions — in 1964, 1984 and 2011.The Asian Cup qualifying campaign and clever picking of sides to play friendly internationals led to India rising to 96th in FIFA rankings, its best-ever in the last two decades and the second best overall.India also became the 12th highest ranked team in Asia.Indias best-ever FIFA ranking till date is 94th, which was attained in February 1996.Among the low-points, Indian football was rocked by dope failure of veteran goalkeeper Subrata Paul, whose urine sample in an out-of-competition test was found to contain banned substance terbutaline — a drug present in commonly used expectorants for cough and cold.He was, however, let off with a warning with the NADA panel ruling that his dope violation was “not intentional”.The successful Indian Super League, which is in its fourth season currently, also got the official recognition from the Asian Football Confederation and its winner will get a direct berth in the AFC Cup, the continents second rung club competition.The year also marked unheralded Aizawl FC coming out of nowhere to lift the I-League title in one of the most fascinating fairytale stories, pipping Indian footballs most famous club Mohun Bagan to the post.It was, in fact, the Leicester moment for Aizawl as their fortunes turned around in just a matter of one year after they were on the verge of relegation from the I-League last season.advertisementUnheralded English Premier League side Leicester had also won the title in 2015-16 after they were on the verge of relegation the previous year.A club whose budget is just around Rs 2 crore (Mohun Bagan spends the same amount in buying one player), it was an achievement of enormous proportion.Towards the end of the year, the All India Football Federation suffered a jolt as the election of its president Praful Patel and other office-bearers was set aside by Delhi High court for violation of the National Sports Code.The High Court-appointed former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi as administrator to bring necessary amendments in the AIFF Constitution and hold the polls within five months.The Supreme Court later stayed the HC order but appointed Quraishi and former India captain Bhaskar Ganguly as ombudsmen to formulate the AIFF constitution within eight weeks. 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Rajasthan Royals’ grassroot level camp concludes

first_imgNagpur, Nov 21 (IANS) The seven-day training camp conducted by Rajasthan Royals to unearth and develop talent at the grassroot level concluded at the Institute of Sports here on Wednesday.The Royals kicked off the camp on November 15 for their junior talent pool of Royal Colts (boys) and Royal Sparks (girls) with top order batsman Rahul Tripathi paying a visit to the camp for a couple of days.A total of 35 boys and girls participated in the first camp organised as part of the recently launched grassroots initiative called the Royals Colts and Royal Sparks. The training camp worked on refining the budding cricketers’ skills, as well as providing each individual with a nutrition plan and fitness regime. Over the course of the seven days, the kids sweated it out and worked on their batting, bowling and fielding skills, underwent fitness drills, net sessions and got feedback via video analysis. They also underwent a High Performance Programme under the watchful eyes of Royals’ Head of Cricket, Zubin Bharucha. Besides, the likes of former Essex cricketer Andrew McGarry, former India off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan and current Royals assistant physio Niranjan Pandit conducted coaching and training sessions for the players. “The current crop of talent that we have identified as Royal Colts and Royal Sparks is extremely promising and I feel with the right training and guidance, these kids can emerge to be the next set of cricket stalwarts,” Zubin said in a statement.”During the camp, we focused on honing their cricketing skills, and also guided and equipped them with knowledge of high performance fitness and nutrition,” he added.–IANStri/bgadvertisementlast_img read more

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola: In other countries everyone spies

first_imgPep Guardiola news The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Manchester City to sign 18-year-old Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split for £7m Leeds United Manchester City Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Pep Guardiola has said his Bayern Munich team were spied on but that he would never resort to such tactics in England, as the fallout from the Marcelo Bielsa affair continued.Bielsa has admitted to spying on every team Leeds United have played this season. Guardiola said it had done nothing to damage his respect for the Argentinian and that spying was common in Spain, where he managed Barcelona. “In other countries everyone does it [but] it’s more difficult here,” the Manchester City manager said. “In other countries they are open [training grounds] – at Munich there were people with cameras watching what we do. But I’m not going to do it here – with Huddersfield [Sunday’s opponents].“Everyone wants to know everything – that’s not just football, it’s society. Everyone is spying on everyone, on the personal lives of this man or woman. Everywhere is like this.”Guardiola has previously highly praised Bielsa. “My respect remains the same; he was clear in his statement,” he said of Bielsa’s admission regarding spying. “He’s done it in the past – why should I change my opinion? I know him a little bit and my opinion remains the same.”Guardiola is considering buying a new left-back in the summer to give Benjamin Mendy specialist competition. Mendy is in full training following a knee injury suffered in early November, having missed nearly all of last term with another knee problem.center_img Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Read more Marcelo Bielsa Share via Email “We survived well last season, this season too,” Guardiola said of having to use makeshift cover for the position. “But we are thinking about that [a new left-back]. I cannot assure you as I’m delighted with the players I have but we are going to look at that option.”Mendy has suffered six injuries in 18 months at City but Guardiola said there was nothing different the player needed to do: “He trains incredibly well – sometimes it happens.” Share on LinkedIn Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

The 5 Best Moments From The 1st Episode Of Ohio State Football’s “Scarlet & Gray Days”

first_imgPromotion for Ohio State's scarlet and gray days.Twitter/@BigTenNetworkThe first episode of Big Ten Network’s Hard Knocks-style documentary series about Ohio State football, Scarlet & Gray Days, premiered tonight, and it promises to be an incredibly fun look inside the defending national champions as we head towards the season. The episode highlighted a few players, including quarterback Cardale Jones, QB-turned-receiver and h-back Braxton Miller, and linebacker Josh Perry. Here are our five favorite moments from the pilot episode.1.) Josh Perry describes his Ronda Rousey-based beef with Cardale Jones:Cardale may have the shirt, but Perry has the photo. We expect this to be a recurring storyline.2.) Braxton Miller gets burgers and hot dogs, while Cardale Jones gets the first class meal:Lesson learned: even former Big Ten Players of the Year have to eat the worse meal if they oversleep before a workout.3.) Big brothers are chosen for Ohio State freshmen:Very cool, and funny look inside the process.4.) Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs trash talks h-back Jalin Marshall:Every year when HBO does Hard Knocks, one of the assistant coaches is a breakout star. For Scarlet & Gray Days, it looks like Coombs will be that guy.5.) Urban Meyer coaches up Braxton Miller at wide receiver:Is there a more intriguing skill position player in the country right now?Overall, very fun first episode from Big Ten Network. This will certainly help us get through these long last few weeks before football officially begins.last_img read more

Government urged to follow National Human Rights Commission guidelines

The PTA was used widely during the country’s decades-long civil war, primarily against those suspected of involvement with the separatist LTTE. Exact numbers of those still held under the PTA are unknown, with estimates ranging from 120 to 162 detainees. Since April 2016, the government has arrested at least 11 people under the PTA for alleged terrorist activities instead of using appropriate provisions under the criminal code. The PTA allows for arrests for unspecified “unlawful activities” without warrant and permits detention for up to 18 months without producing the suspect before a court. People detained under the PTA have been held without charge for years. The law also provides immunity for government officials responsible for abuses if deemed acting in good faith or fulfilling an order under the act. Although the government has been more transparent about recent PTA arrests, the tremendous powers given to the security forces under the PTA facilitate abuses.Following a scathing report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in September 2015, the government agreed to a resolution at the Human Rights Council in which it made many pledges toward accountability and justice. Paragraph 12 of the resolution committed the government to review and repeal the PTA and enact a law in line with international best practices. The government is working on a new bill to replace the PTA but there is no sign that this will be passed soon, and little transparency or consultation about the process. “It is encouraging that the government has taken preliminary steps to abolish the Prevention of Terrorism Act, but the process is moving too slowly,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Until it is repealed, the government should announce a moratorium on the use of the PTA and instead rely on the criminal code, which does not allow indefinite detention without charge or trial.” The Sri Lankan Government should abide by National Human Rights Commission guidelines on arrest and detention while taking urgent steps to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), Human Rights Watch said today.Human Rights Watch said that Sri Lankan authorities have continued to use the PTA to detain individuals without charge, despite pledging to revoke the law at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva in October 2015. Recent arrests under the PTA in Chavakachcheri in the Northern Province prompted Sri Lanka’s National Human Rights Commission to issue Directives on Arrest and Detention under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 on May 18, 2016. This comprehensive list of directives is intended to protect detainees against the security forces’ broad powers under the PTA, particularly at the time of arrest and ensuing detention. These include guarantees of medical and legal assistance, registration of arrest, right to language of the detainee’s choice, security from torture and other ill-treatment, and special protection for women and children. The directives also reassert the commission’s mandate to be promptly informed of all PTA arrests, to access any person arrested or detained under the PTA, and to access any place of detention at any time.The government has made substantial progress on many cases of prior PTA detainees, Human Rights Watch said. The authorities have released some PTA detainees on bail, “rehabilitated” others, and promised to charge and prosecute the remainder. However, the government has still not put forward a plan to provide redress for those unjustly detained under the PTA, or addressed the issue of detainees charged and prosecuted solely on the basis of coerced confessions obtained during detention.“So long as the PTA is in place and being used, the Sri Lankan government will have a hard time convincing the Human Rights Council that it is keeping its commitments,” Adams said. “Revoking the PTA is absolutely crucial for ensuring respect for the basic rights of criminal suspects and the rule of law in Sri Lanka.” (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN team investigating murder of Lebanese exPremier Hariri begins work

The Security Council set up the UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) on 7 April to probe the bomb attack which killed Mr. Hariri and 20 others after an initial UN fact-finding mission found Lebanon’s own probe seriously flawed and declared Syria, with its troop presence, primarily responsible for the political tension preceding the assassination.Secretary-General Kofi Annan informed the Council in a letter today of the Commission’s status. Its three-month term can be extended for up to three additional months at the discretion of the Secretary-General.Commission head Detlev Mehlis arrived in Beirut on 26 May and immediately began talks with the Lebanese authorities regarding operations. He and the Government of Lebanon concluded a memorandum of understanding this week. Since his arrival, Mr. Mehlis and his team have been reviewing materials and evidence collected by other investigations and inquiries.Mr. Hariri’s assassination in February led to renewed calls for the withdrawal of all Syrian troops and intelligence agents who had been in Lebanon since the early stages of the country’s 1975-1990 civil war.Terje Roed-Larsen, Mr. Annan’s Special Envoy for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559, which calls for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon, disbanding all militias and extending Government control over the whole country, carried out a series of shuttle missions culminating in a Syrian troop withdrawal in April.Mr. Annan told reporters today that Mr. Roed-Larsen, on his latest visit after reports that there were other elements that may have gone back to Lebanon, received assurances from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “that they are prepared to work with us to fully implement [resolution] 1559, and we are going to maintain the engagement.”A UN team that in May verified the Syrian withdrawal except for the intelligence apparatus, which it said was by its clandestine nature not verifiable, is now back in the region. “I hope that, at the end of the day, we will be able to give a report that will indicate what is happening or not happening,” Mr. Annan said. “And it is important for all concerned that they respect resolution 1559.” read more