5 Essential Final Cut Pro Audio Editing Tutorials

first_imgWant to learn more about Final Cut Pro X? Check out the Final Cut Pro section of the Premiumbeat blog! Check out five essential Final Cut Pro audio editing tutorials that will help you increase your turnaround time!Mixing and mastering audio is a challenge for a lot of professional videographers and filmmakers. But that doesn’t have to be the case, thanks to this handy roundup of essential Final Cut Pro audio editing tutorials.1. Audio Basics in Final Cut ProCreated By: Larry JordanIn this clip, Larry Jordan takes us through the workflow of editing a project in Final Cut Pro X. He hits incredibly important topics such as audio techniques, settings, effects and working with music. This is really just a back-to-basics tutorial, which any professional needs every now and again.2. Managing Audio Levels and EditsCreated By: Benjamin HalsallThis tutorial from professional video editor Ben Halsall goes over some essential tips for audio management in Final Cut Pro X. He goes over audio levels, mixing production music, and how to edit audio for techniques such as L cuts.3. Keyframing Audio Effect in Final Cut ProCreated By: Soho EditorsIf you’re looking for professional Final Cut Pro X editing tips, then you’d be hard pressed to find a better source of information than Soho Editors. They are the #1 post-production agency in all of Europe, and their training courses are used by thousands. In this video, we’ll learn audio keyframing basics.4. Adding Sound Effects Into Your TimelineCreated By: Dan AllenIn this tutorial, Dan Allen goes through the process of adding sound effects in Final Cut Pro X. Allen demonstrates how to download the additional content for Final Cut Pro X, in addition to spotlighting FCPX’s Music and Sound Browser. Remember: you can also import outside sound effects by going to File > Import.5. Advanced Audio in Final Cut ProCreated By: Michael WohlMichael Wohl is no stranger to Final Cut Pro X. He’s a professional editor, director, and producer who has used FCPX for many projects. In this video from Michael Horton’s YouTube channel, Wohl goes over advanced audio techniques in Final Cut Pro X.last_img read more

Congress will fight for ‘divisive forces-free India’

first_imgA day before the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram ashram in Wardha, the party said on Monday said it will blow the bugle to fight for a “loot, lie, fear and divisive forces-free India”. “This is the place where the Mahatma Gandhi-led Congress executive committee in 1942 gave the call for Quit India movement. Today, as the BJP runs an anti-people, arrogant and oppressive government, the time has come to give a call to free India from the clutches of the BJP,” he said. He alleged that the Narendra Modi-led Union government is behaving like British rulers by looting the natural resources of the country, allowing fraudsters to run away, destroying democratic values, oppressing marginalised sections of the society and maligning the image of the country.The Congress leader said Tuesday’s CWC meeting would mark the “beginning of new fight against the ideology of the BJP that is anti-Gandhi and adopt a new resolution by walking on the paths of Mahatma Gandhi”.The CWC will assemble at Sevagram in Wardha on Tuesday to offer prayers. This will be followed by the party meeting at Mahadev Bhavan. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will lead a three-kilometer padyatra in Wardha on Tuesday afternoon, before addressing a public rally to announce on the party’s future plans ahead of the 2019 elections.On the Rafale dealMr Surjewala said that his party has put three questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal. “We have asked certain questions and expect that the Prime Minister does not become ‘maun Modi’, but will answer those in front of the people. Him being quiet would mean admission of guilt by silence,” he said. Commenting on Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar’s recent statement on the PM’s integrity viv-a-vis his role in the deal, Mr. Surjewala said he has clarified that the statement was misconstrued. “Why shouldn’t we believe him? He has also asked the same questions as our Congress leaders about pricing and formation of JPC. Why should we go in to other details then?” he asked. Asked whether Congress’ views on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and that of Pakistan resonate with each other, Mr. Surjewala said that both RSS and Pakistan complement each other. Both these forces are divisive, extremist and support violence. “Just like the manner in which British and BJP regimes are identical, it seems possible that both these forces are complementary to each other,” he said.last_img read more

How to Explain Your Flaws During a Job Interview

first_imgNot every job candidate is perfect.The reality is, nearly every professional has had an experience where they made a mistake or missed a deadline. Instead of allowing these flaws to ruin your interview, it’s important to explain how you’ve improved as a professional and what you learned from each experience.When hiring managers ask about your weaknesses during an interview, they’re simply trying to discover how you’ve conquered obstacles in your career. Here are some flaws you might have, and how to explain them during a job interview:1. Low GPA.Although most employers don’t pay attention to GPA, it can be a determining factor when the hiring manager is trying to decide between two candidates.Many college graduates have lower GPAs because they had to balance part-time jobs, extracurricular activities, volunteering, or simply slept through too many classes. Regardless of your reasons for a low GPA, employers don’t want to hear an excuse. Employers want to know how you learned from the experience and what changes you’ve made in order to improve.For example, if you had a low GPA because you were too involved with extracurriculars in college, explain how you learned the importance of time management. Tell the employer that you’ve learned not to overextend yourself in your professional career and have discovered how to prioritize projects and tasks.2. Employment gap.A number of professionals and recent graduates have gaps in their resumes. Whether they took six months to travel abroad or simply couldn’t find a job, it’s not uncommon for people to have gaps.In the case you have a gap in your resume, employers want to know what you accomplished during that timeframe. The best way to explain the gap in your resume is to be honest and talk about the skills you gained during unemployment.3. Job hopping.While most employers are open-minded about job hopping, some hiring managers might wonder why you worked for an employer for only three months.If you’re asked about the frequency of employment changes in your resume, highlight the skills you gained, as well as any accomplishments achieved in each position.It’s also important to explain how these skills and accomplishments prepared you for the position you’re interviewing for. This way, you can show the employer how you’ve gained valuable experience despite only being with an employer for a short period of time.4. Little or no industry-related experience.Lacking industry-related experience is a common weakness among recent grads. Especially when not every college student is required to do an internship, talented graduates may have not taken advantage of them.If an employer asks why you don’t have much experience, be honest but explain how you made up for the lack of experience. You can talk about how you gained experience through other part-time jobs, gained experience through your classwork, or held leadership positions within student organizations.5. Lack of hard skills.While you might have years of experience, an employer might expect you to have a specific skill set. If you don’t have a particular skill the employer is looking for, then it’s important to highlight your soft skills and explain that you’re a very coachable professional.Show the employer that you are friendly, professional, and overall a great cultural fit for the organization. Hard skills can be learned in any position; it’s soft skills that set you apart from other candidates.As you explain your weaknesses during a job interview, it’s essential to put yourself into the hiring manager’s shoes. Think about the things they’d look for in a candidate and figure out how you can fit their qualifications. By being honest, transparent, and thoughtful with your responses, you’ll likely show the employer you’re a great fit for the position despite your weaknesses.How have you explained your weaknesses during a job interview?last_img read more

Should You Quit Before or After Finding a New Job?

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However, there are definitely some exceptions to this rule.The truth of the matter is that the decision of quitting before or after finding a new job is a highly subjective and personal one. It definitely pays off to take some time to carefully consider the risks and benefits of both choices so you can decide which is best for you.The RisksThere are a couple of reasons why so many professionals recommend that you stick with your job until you find a new one. There are plenty of risks involved, whether they are financial, professional or emotional in nature. Here are a couple of spots where you can get into trouble if you prematurely jump ship.Depending on your industry or field, it can be difficult to find a new job fast. Do you have the financial resources to keep yourself going for three months? Six months? A year?Many hiring managers — though not all — don’t like to see a significant gap between jobs. If anything, they’re going to want to know: what happened with your last job? Can you tell the story without it appearing as a negative part of your career history? Or, can you illustrate that a gap in your resume was utilized for professional growth outside of your last job?Being unemployed for a long stretch of time can be hard on people psychologically, which makes them more likely to underperform in an interview, or settle for another job that may be a poor fit.The safer option usually involves trudging through your current job while diligently seeking out alternatives. Your bank account stays healthy, your career history looks good and you get to continue on with some kind of structure and routine in your life as you search for new opportunities.What To Do When You Hate Your Job (& Quitting Isn’t An Option)What If You Really Need to Go?There are times, however, when a current job situation is simply intolerable. Perhaps the workplace culture is just too toxic. What if you’re privy to unethical or even illegal practices in the workplace? These situations often affect people dramatically, some to the point of psychological crisis and/or stress-related illness and a decline in overall health. In these cases, the risks of staying start to mount, and the risks of leaving don’t look so bad.Times are changing, though. In certain industries or fields, resume gaps are becoming more acceptable to hiring managers. Changing employment conditions and the growing awareness of systemic workplace dissatisfaction have allowed hiring managers to be more sympathetic to candidates who’ve prematurely quit their last jobs. Is a resume gap indicative of a flaky employee? Or, does it point to someone with integrity simply seeking better opportunities for growth and learning?If you can make arrangements for a clean exit, and you have the resources to positively structure your unemployment time to grow as a job candidate, then quitting a toxic job can prove more beneficial in the long term.Take Some TimeDepending on your chosen field, prematurely quitting your job could carry too much risk. Alternately, quitting your job to improve your mental and/or physical health can help you turn over a new leaf and can lead to new growth in your career.In the end, you have to make the decision that is right for you. Decisions made under duress or pressure don’t usually have the best outcomes, so it pays to step back from your situation and think about your options. Only you can know for sure!Jordan Perez is a human resource expert with over 10 years experience helping HR managers and employees create better work relations. She’s also an avid freelance writer who has been published in online magazines and corporate websites. When she’s not engaged in HR developments, she loves hitting the road to see new places.Browse Open Jobs Mechanic (Lead) Summit Midstream Partners, LLC Carlsbad, NM Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Santa Maria, CA 23 hours ago 23h Cook Westminster Village Bloomington IL Bloomington, IL 3.4★ See More Jobs Registered Nurse (RN) – PM Shift Full-time EmpRes Healthcare Management Petaluma, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

How To Make the Most of National Career Development Month

first_img N/A Store Manager Chico’s FAS Santa Clara, CA 3.0★ Project Manager Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis (EHDD) San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ Store Manager Plato’s Closet Broken Arrow, OK Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Decatur, GA 23 hours ago 23h While every day presents itself with new opportunities to make the most of our career, November presents a special opportunity. This November, join professionals across North America in celebrating National Career Development Month.  Taking time away from your desk can be challenging, but part owning your own career involves investing in yourself and your own development. Whether you’re choosing to read for 5 hours a day like Warren Buffett, or reflecting for two hours a day like Jeff Weiner, the best leaders out there recognize that commitment towards self-improvement is necessary for success. Need some inspiration on how to make the most of this month? Here’s a handy checklist to help jumpstart your personal and professional development. Get in touch with 2-3 former colleagues, classmates, or professors to catch up over coffee. Nurturing your network is an important part of building your career. This should not be something you’re only doing once you’re looking for a job. Rather, staying in touch should be an active practice. 30% of jobs are filled through employee referrals, so take the time to keep in touch and maintain relationships with the professionals you meet along your journey.How to Network Like a Pro Attend a Meetup or industry networking event. If networking is not something that comes naturally to you, take advantage of these pre-organized events, and meet like-minded individuals. This is a great way for you to make new connections, gain inspiration and knowledge, find new opportunities, and even enjoy a nice drink or two!   Have coffee with someone from a different team whose work interests you. Find out more about their day to day, broaden your professional horizons, and in doing so, you’ll become a more rounded professional. This is an important part of building your cross vertical relationships at work, and getting on people’s radars for new opportunities.   Look into your organization’s education and training offerings. Take the time to see what your organization has to offer, and how you can take advantage of different courses or opportunities for development. If you’re not familiar with your company’s Learning & Development department, meet with a member of that team to learn more about their programs.9 Companies That Offer Incredible Professional Development Programs Meet with your manager and discuss your career plans. Don’t expect your manager to know your dreams and goals. Your manager is there to help facilitate the process, but it’s up to you to express your interests and make things happen.  Create yourself professionally driven S.M.A.R.T goals for the next quarter, the next 2 years, and the next 5 years. This will also help you stay in touch with yourself, and keep yourself committed to your professional wants and needs. Think about 1 new skill you’ve been meaning to develop. Commit to working on this skill for 1-2 hours a week, all month. Download a podcast, an app, read a book, create Google Alerts, or find a webinar in order to help guide your learning. There is no shortage of free information out there!How to Identify and Develop Soft Skills Reach out to any of your mentors/mentees. According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey, those with mentors report 81 percent higher job satisfaction. Mentorship provides a resource for advice and an opportunity to develop leadership skills. See how your mentor/mentee is doing, and thank them for the help. Update your resume and LinkedIn. Your resume and LinkedIn are dynamic pieces of work that should be updated every month. Don’t wait until you’re looking for a job to start working on your resume. Rather, make it a continuous practice and always make sure your resume reflects your current portfolio.  There’s no time like the present to start owning your career, so join professionals coast to coast as they celebrate their careers and participate in National Career Development Month! 3.7★ 4.8★ 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h Restaurant Managers CKA Managment Elmira, NY 23 hours ago 23h Hot, New Jobs For You 23 hours ago 23h 4.3★ 23 hours ago 23h Restaurant Manager Chopt Creative Salad Company, LLC Princeton, NJ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 2.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ Restaurant Manager The Saxton Group Ardmore, OK Manager Gourmet Burger Restaurant Las Vegas, NV Tax Manager Hancock & Dana Omaha, NE Manager In Training Crew Carwash Plainfield, IN View More Jobslast_img read more

How to Increase Your Income as a Teacher

first_img How to Get Promoted as a Teacher Teacher Skills That Will Boost Your Pay How to Get a New, Higher-Paying Job Become proficient in a language Some states are offering higher wages for teachers trained in a second language, as they can be of particular help in ESL classrooms. Teachers who speak a second language, such as Spanish, can be at a particular advantage in school districts where there are students lacking proficiency in English. In 2015, for example, the National Center for Education Statistics found in 2015 that the percentage of students needing additional instruction in learning English in California was 21 percent, followed by states such as Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado, where the number stood at 10 percent or more. According to one industry resource, bilingual teachers can earn $2000 to $5000 more yearly than their non-bilingual colleagues. Coaching or leadershipPlayed soccer in college? Participated in community theater? Chances are that with some practice and refreshment, you can translate these skills into a coaching or leadership gig at the school you teach at. Positions like these can add sums to your yearly salary in the range of thousands. Positions, like leading a club, leading after-school tutoring, and serving as a chaperone for dances or other school events, can be similarly lucrative. There are different rungs you may climb as a teacher, and sometimes, the rungs you climb will require different duties. One of the first steps up as a teacher you’ll take is getting tenured. From there, you may advance to serving as the head of your department, and from there, enter administrative positions like assistant principal, principal, and – maybe, eventually ––superintendent. To get promoted as a teacher, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you’re noticed by the higher-ups as a prime candidate for the job. First of all, is being consistently clear and communitive with your boss or supervisor that you are interested in advancing and taking on the responsibilities that entails. At the same time, you may choose to take on additional responsibilities in your role, such as hosting an extracurricular club, teaching summer school, chairing committees, and participating in staff events.  At the same time, you may want to consider a secondary degree, such as a degree in education administration, to boost your chances of getting promoted within your school. There are many masters in education administration programs that can be completed majority online, at the same time as you’re working as a teacher, such as can be found on this list. Check your locationThe place where you start your career as a teacher matters. While some states lavish salary and benefits on their teachers, others lag behind. For example, the annual mean wage for secondary school teachers in the state of New York was $85,300, while for teachers in Texas the annual mean wage was $58,190, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While you may have to become re-licensed in the state you move to, if you have geographic flexibility, moving to a higher-paying state could be a good springboard for your salary. Obtain another degree Some states require a teaching-specific master’s degree in order to be certified as a teacher in the state. If the state you’re teaching in does not require a master’s degree, getting a master’s degree in a teaching-related field can give you a leg up for promotions and administrative positions. If you’ve already completed a master’s degree, these are still options – for example, if you wish to move into administration (where, generally, there is higher pay), a master’s degree in education administration might be right for you. Move into administration If your eyes are set on a higher salary, moving into the school’s administration is often your best way to go. Administrators work at the school level, in positions like assistant principal and principal, and at the district level, in positions like director, vice superintendent, and superintendent. While these positions may require advanced degrees, the long-term earning potential of an administrative position almost always outweighs the cost of degree. Teacher Career Path Choices that will Boost Paycenter_img There are many related careers to teaching in the education field that are also higher-paying. Generally, they require added degrees and certifications, but in the long run, your hard work will pay off. Here we present a few jobs in the education field with higher pay brackets and the degrees required to get there. Keep in mind that the average compensation for education careers can vary greatly from state to state.  SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER 2017 Median Pay: $58,980Degrees Required: Bachelor’s degreeELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 2017 Median Pay: $94,390Degrees Required: Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATOR2017 Median Pay: $63,750Degrees Required: Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree Justifying your desired salary will be accomplished with specific examples of work done well. Here are a few additional tools to help you get paid more.Glassdoor’s Know Your Worth Salary CalculatorHow to Ask for a RaiseSalary Negotiation Scripts For Any JobHow to Negotiate Your Salary11 Words and Phrases to Use in Salary NegotiationsHow to Develop Interpersonal Skills Learn More! How to Get a Raise as a Teacher Get your student loans paidWhile this isn’t exactly getting a raise, it will boost your income if you have fewer student loans to pay. Many federal programs are in place for teachers who need to pay off their loans. Make sure you’re taking full advantage of these programs so that if you have student debt, you can get help in paying it off. Here’s more information on how to qualify for teacher student loan forgiveness programs.  Teach summer school Summer school can be a great way to get extra pay as a teacher – both as compensation for your work during the summer, and in some cases, a raise during the year as a token of appreciation for your extra effort. For example, this school district in Texas offered students not only attractive summer school salaries, they also offered bonuses of up to $10,000 for students who passed the state exam that the teachers were tasked with preparing their students for over the summer. Take part in professional development programs There are a variety of professional development options available to teachers. As mentioned before, a main one is obtaining a master’s degree: according to the National Council on Teacher Quality, master’s degrees earn teachers an additional $2,760 in their first year of teaching compared to a bachelor’s degree, which expands to an average of $7,358 per year by the time a teacher reaches the maximum point of the pay scale. Specific professional development opportunities that lead directly into higher salaries are available in a number of school districts across the country. last_img read more

How to Get a Job as a Software Engineer

first_img Software Engineer is one of the most in-demand jobs. So you’ll need to do your research and hone your skills to get hired at a top company. Here are additional resources to help you find the job that fits your life:Top Companies Hiring Software EngineersHow to Score an Entry-Level Software Engineering Job10 Interview Questions for Software EngineersHow to Build Your Own Career Path Within an OrganizationThe Best Tech Companies to Work for in 201912 Great Jobs for Computer Science Majors How to Get Hired as a Software Engineer How Much Does a Software Engineer Make? How to Gain Skills, Knowledge, and ExperienceDegrees neededIf you want to find a job as a software engineer, academic work is step one. Software engineers usually need a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or a related technical field. Some employers may require that candidates hold a master’s degree. Candidates may also be required to have experience working in the industry in which they are seeking employment; for example, candidates pursuing roles in medical or financial industries may have an advantage if they’ve supported these industries in past jobs.But keep in mind, there are no accreditations or certifying exams required for software engineers; therefore, less traditional educational pathways have emerged to credential incoming pros.Some companies are open to hiring software engineers who have an Associate’s Degree, for example. Other pros may score a software engineering role after pursuing a streamlined training route, such as a technical boot camp. This two to three-month immersion experience prepares students for the intellectual rigors of the job. After their course work, students are prepared to transition into entry-level roles.Skills for software engineers:Regardless of how software engineers go about credentialing themselves for their roles, Fullstack Academy reports that the skillset for software engineers includes:Experience creating and maintaining IT architectures and databasesProblem-solving skillsPattern design and experience with cloud-based infrastructureEmbedded development/debugging experienceExperience on multi-core CPU or SMPKnowledge of multiple programming languages including C/C++Additionally, those who are a fit for this role need a command of soft skills like good listening, communication skills and the ability to work on a team. Software developer Average base pay: $80,000Degrees required: Bachelor’s degreeComputer hardware engineer Average base pay: $104,000Degrees required: Bachelor’s degreeComputer network architects Average base pay: $87,000Degrees required: Bachelor’s degree As with most jobs, years of experience as well as the region in which they work impacts the pay they earn. Glassdoor salary data, which reflects the input of nearly 200,000 software engineers across the country, reveals that the annual pay range for this profession is between $71,000-$145,000. The national average pay for software engineers, according to Glassdoor’s data, is $103,000. Once you earn the opportunity to interview for a role as a software engineer, yours will be a technical interview. The process generally starts with a phone interview. Often, this will be conducted by a recruiter or HR professional. The first phone interview tends to be somewhat general, and is often followed up by a more technical conversation (often again via phone) with the hiring manager. This is then followed by an in-house interview where you’ll get the chance to meet the team, chat and demonstrate your skills.Often, software engineers are asked to demonstrate their coding skills and to take their interviewers through some problem-solving exercises. You want to demonstrate that you have solid technical skills, that you’re a savvy problem-solver and that you’re a clear, concise communicator.Consider these software engineering interview questions that were posed to Glassdoor users. Practice these and other common interview questions in preparation for your job interview.Suppose you are writing a test script to test a function running in a process overnight. How do you make sure that if the process is halted, your test function will be able to detect that?Write some pseudo code to raise a number to a power.Given an array of numbers, replace each number with the product of all the numbers in the array except the number itself *without* using division.Give me an example of a time you made a mistake at work, how you repaired it and how you communicated this to your supervisor.Give me an example of a time you succeeded on a team. Steady growth is expected to continue for software engineering roles. The BLS reports: “Employment of applications developers is projected to grow 31 percent, and employment of systems developers is projected to grow 11 percent. The main reason for the growth in both applications developers and systems developers is a large increase in the demand for computer software.”More good news for software engineers-some of the most celebrated employers are seeking professionals skilled in these roles. Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain points out that among the employers honored on Glassdoor list of 2019’s Best Places to Work, software engineer is among the most common roles that these employers are seeking. Software engineer also hot on Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019; the role earns a spot in the coveted top ten.If you’ve got the skills to be a software engineer, your prospects look great. Glassdoor posts nearly 140,000 open jobs across the country for software engineers.center_img Software Engineer Job Interview Tips Related Careers to Software Engineer Professionals with an expertise in software engineering enjoy a wide range of professional opportunities. The BLS points out that because technological growth is ubiquitous, opportunities for software engineers are diverse and plentiful: “Systems developers are likely to see new opportunities because of an increase in the number of products that use software. For example, more computer systems are being built into consumer electronics and other products, such as cell phones and appliances.”Some industries that stand to be especially robust when it comes to job growth for software engineers include manufacturing, healthcare, medical insurance, business, IT services, retail, research and development, government, defense and security.Despite the fact that there are plenty of options open to software engineers, job seekers still have to be purposeful and strategic in their searches. Do your homework. Read job posts. See what industries and what types of jobs seem fitting for you.Business Insider tech reporter Rosalie Chan advises: “Although there’s a high demand for tech jobs, job seekers often aren’t marketing the skills that employers are looking  for. . . The trick is to build skills needed for the job, rather than the industry. For example, let’s say you want to be a software engineer. To find a job, rather than just learning general programming skills, it would be more helpful to look into the jobs you’re interested in and develop the skills that those specific employers want.”Be an informed candidate every step of the way. This can help guide your studies, internship opportunities and your job search. Software Engineer Job Market Learn More! Software Engineer Hiring Processlast_img read more

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: Players must handle transfer pressure

first_imgBurnley boss Sean Dyche says his stars need to handle the transfer speculation around Turf Moor.Dyche believes transfer speculation is something the modern footballer has to live with, which helps them deal with it and can sometimes act as a source of inspiration for the player.“The modern footballer has a lot of that, so they can deal with it much better. Now it’s rife, it comes from a million sources, so they get used to it,” the Turf boss said.“Sometimes you can use it as a bit of fuel, you feel a bit low and it can give them a lift. Different things give you a kick and a bit of a lift.“People are affected differently, players have that much going on now.”last_img read more

8 Tips for Email Fundraising

first_imgAre you looking to get better results from your email fundraising campaigns? Here are eight tips that will help you write fundraising emails with great results. Define Your Audience. You could buy an enormous list of cold prospects or focus on a carefully built list of people who care. You’ll do much better with the latter group, who has given you permission to communicate with them. They will be far less likely to consider you spam.Define Your Message. Do you have the right message and right time for that message? Focus your message on your audience’s interests, aspirations and desires rather than your own need for money. It will work better.Get to the point in spectacular fashion, in the first few words. The subject line of your email needs to seize the audience’s attention. Don’t ever bury the lead. (A good trick that usually works – throw out your first paragraph.)Offer something of value to the reader-helpful tips, for example. Those are likely to be saved, not trashed. People will think of you in a favorable way.Segment and personalize. The more the missive speaks to the receiver as an individual, the more likely they will perceive it as something other than spammy slop.Be different. People are drowning in email. Whether it’s the tone of your message or the startling honesty of your subject line, a standout element is required.Make the call to action so incredibly easy to do, people just can’t say no. Strive for a one-click or one-second level of ease.Make it easy for people to unsubscribe or get off your mailing list. Include an unsubscribe button, and an easy way for people to contact you to update their information.Source: Network for Good’s Free Weekly Fundraising Tipslast_img read more

The Columbia Journalism Review Provides Analysis of How the Media is Covering the New Maternal Mortality Estimates

first_imgPosted on April 15, 2010July 14, 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)Yesterday, the Columbia Journalism Review published a thoughtful analysis of how the media is covering the new global maternal mortality estimates published in the Lancet on Monday. The piece provides a general overview of “who is saying what”–and also criticizes several of the major media outlets’ coverage of the story, calling it “simple, narrowly focused reporting.”“…A slew of news articles this week have focused on two recent reports about the number of women who die during pregnancy or in childbirth around the world every year.The reports don’t exactly agree, and with public health experts and heads of state meeting at the United Nations this week to discuss maternal and child health issues, it is no surprise that some squabbling over the data has emerged. Unfortunately, reporters have not provided much detail or clarity about either the squabbling or the data…”Read the full analysis here.What do you think about how the media is covering this story?Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Why Non-Communicable Diseases Must Be Part of Any New Development Goals

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 19, 2012June 21, 2017Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In a recent post on the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog, Johanna Ralston, Chief Executive of the World Heart Federation, and Ann Keeling, Chief Executive of the International Diabetes Federation, argue that post-MDG development goals must include non-communicable diseases in order to see significant reductions in poverty and improvements in development.From the post:In 2000, world leaders drafting the millennium development goals (MDGs) addressed many of the great development challenges, but they made one serious mistake: they omitted any mention of NCDs, which together cause nearly two out of three deaths in the world (80% of those in developing countries).As the CEOs of the leading advocacy organisations fighting two of those NCDs, we believe this omission has resulted in a double whammy to NCDs – no attention, no funding – despite the fact that NCDs are overwhelmingly a poverty issue and related to all eight MDGs.“What gets measured, gets done,” says World Health Organisation director general Margaret Chan. But NCDs are not getting measured and therefore not “getting done”.Read the full post here.Share this:last_img read more

We Can Only End Violence Against Women Together

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 26, 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)In honor of International Day to End Violence Against Women, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, shared a piece, We Can Only End Violence Against Women Together, on the Huffington Post.From the post:Last year I launched the 16-step policy agenda. Today, I urge all Heads of State and Government to end the scourge of violence that affects every society by participating in an exciting global initiative to showcase national commitments to end violence against women and girls.The first step has been taken: the silence has been broken. Today at least 125 countries outlaw domestic violence and there is a large body of legislation on violence against women and girls. There is international agreement on the way forward as articulated in the Beijing Platform for Action. One hundred and eighty-seven countries have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Knowledge on the root causes of violence has increased, and women, men and young people continue to mobilize in huge numbers against violence. There are countless organizations whose members work tirelessly to support survivors and, in many countries, policy-makers have taken decisive action. But it is not enough.We all must do better to protect women and prevent this pervasive human rights violation. Governments and leaders must lead by example.Read the full post here.Learn more about International Day to End Violence Against Women.Share this:last_img read more

Poor Fetal and Infant Growth is Not Inevitable in Poor Countries

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on July 7, 2014November 4, 2016By: Katie Millar, Technical Writer, 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)For the first time it can be said that fetal growth and birth size is not predetermined by genetics, but by the health status of the mother. Fetal growth and birthlength are incredibly similar when babies are born to well-nourished, well-educated mothers—despite diverse ethnic and genetic backgrounds.Today INTERGROWTH-21st, an international study led by researchers at Oxford University, published its first results paper of the project, which proves the previously held belief that size and growth of babies differ due to ethnicity and race is not true. This has tremendous implications on the importance of maternal health care and interventions.“Currently we are not all equal at birth. But we can be,” said the lead author Professor Jose Villar of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford. “We can create a similar start for all by making sure mothers are well educated and nourished, by treating infection and by providing adequate antenatal care. Don’t tell us nothing can be done. Don’t say that women in some parts of the world have small children because they are predestined to do so. It’s simply not true.”In order to study fetal and infant growth around the world, researchers studied nearly 60,000 pregnancies in eight defined urban areas in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Kenya, Oman, the UK and the USA. Using identical methodologies and equipment, researchers performed ultrasounds from early pregnancy through delivery to measure fetal bone growth and at delivery measured birth length and head circumference. This representative data is the first of its kind.But why is it so important to have these standards and understand what affects fetal and infant growth? Currently no single global standard for fetal growth exists, instead there are at least 100 differing standards, posing problems for both identifying and treating undernourished newborns. “This is very confusing for doctors and mothers and makes no biological sense. How can a fetus or a newborn be judged small in one clinic or hospital and treated accordingly, only for the mother to go to another city or country, and be told that her baby is growing normally,” said Professor Stephen Kennedy, University of Oxford, one of the senior authors of the paper. The standard produced by the INTERGROWTH-21st fixes this problem. The standard serves as a global standard for fetal and infant growth—the first of its kind—and is consistent with existing WHO standards for infants. For example, the mean length at birth of the newborns in the INTERGROWTH-21st study was 49.4 ± 1.9 cm, compared with 49.5 ±1.9 cm in the WHO infant study.The INTERGROWTH-21st growth standard will help maternal and neonatal practitioners around the world address the problem of poor growth. As of 2010, 27% of births around the world, or 32.4 million babies a year in low- and middle-income countries, are born already undernourished. Poor growth evident by small for gestational age babies has a significant implication on an infant’s start to life—putting them at increased risk of illness and death compared to babies well-nourished at birth. Small birth size also increases a person’s risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease in adulthood. In addition, caring for undernourished newborns puts incredible strain and economic burdens on health systems and societies.Until now it was thought disparities in growth were largely determined by unchangeable factors, like genetics. Now we know the ability to close disparities and ensure fetal and infant growth and health is in our hands. Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, from The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, who is the Chair of the Steering Committee of this global research team, says: “The fact that when mothers are in good health, babies grow in the womb in very similar ways the world over is a tremendously positive message of hope for all women and their families. But there is a challenge as well. There are implications in terms of the way we think about public health: This is about the health and life chances of future citizens everywhere on the planet. All those who are responsible for health care will have to think about providing the best possible maternal and child health.”Poor growth is not inevitable. Knowing that all babies can grow at the same rate empowers us to provide appropriate care—evidence-based care that ensures healthy mothers, healthy babies.To read the full article on these new standards, click here. In addition, more information about the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, including updates on the release of the new growth standards, can be found at its website: www.intergrowth21.orgShare this:last_img read more

Friends, Partners, Members, and More at First Benefit

first_imgEven the bitterest New York wind couldn’t dampen the the glow at Helen Mills last Thursday, where Freelancers Union’s First Annual Benefit was in full swing. Guests handed off their heaviest coats at the door, revealing dapper suits and shimmery dresses, and we made sure to quickly fill their empty hands with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. A jazz trio and a dinner buffet were stationed beneath a slide show that highlighted the faces, milestones, and victories of the last fifteen years of Freelancers Union’s work. The lovely evening culminated in a program featuring Sara Horowitz, who reminded us that today, with the worst income distribution in a century, our successes are just the beginning of the work we have to do building protections and power for America’s 21st century workforce. We were honored to have policymakers who believe in this work, like State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, in attendance. For many, the highlight of the evening was seeing Freelancers Union Board members’ warm introductions and awarding of the Practical Revolutionary and Squeaky Wheel awards to honorees Richard Winsten, Preston Pinkett, and member Abbe Eckstein. For others, the stand-out moment of the evening was the impromptu chorus of people singing “Solidarity Forever.” And we certainly felt the solidarity that evening – thanks to everyone who joined us or supported the event! See more photos on our Flickr page.last_img read more

4 simple rules for living a creative life

first_imgThis 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.The best advice often comes in small packages, through “simple” sentences that reveal profound truths about ourselves and the universe. All of us, especially creative professionals, tend to over-complicate and over-analyze.As creatives, we need to think constantly, but we also run the risk of living too much in our heads.The creative life is hard and often scary, especially if you’re doing things right. In challenging moments, such as when a client doesn’t appreciate the creative risk I’ve taken and wants a more cookie-cutter approach, I find myself repeating “simple” sentences that reveal profound truths and help me re-balance. They remind me to lean into self-awareness and lean away from seeking approval from the outside world.Here they are:”The only way around is through.”We all live with blind spots, with elephants in the room, with things that make us uncomfortable and that we want to avoid (I’ve got a boatload of this stuff myself). And it is precisely these “scary” things that will shape and define who we are. Sooner or later, everyone notices what you’re NOT talking about, what you’re not dealing with–even when you spend your whole life pretending that nobody notices.Fifteen years ago, I spent an entire year in psychotherapy refusing to talk about what I most needed to talk about, which was why I sought to please everyone but myself. The therapist listened to me every session talk about books and politics and the weather, saw through my endless “arounding and arounding,” and at the end of each session would say, “the only way around is through.”I had to accept all that “through” means. It can take a long time, but it has to happen, sitting with the fear and, yes, turning around and talking to that ghost you’ve been trying to ignore.Guess what? That ghost is you. If you want to be whole, you need to stop going around and start talking to the ghosts. I am trying and, trust me, it gets easier.”Don’t just do something, sit there.”One of my favorites, and I say it to myself every day. It reminds me to choose reflection before action. It doesn’t mean NOT acting, but simply prioritizes thinking before acting.I heard this phrase in a podcast with a philosopher, and it made me laugh in the way brilliant epiphanies often do. Never forget that you have every right to take your time, to reflect upon your values, and to think before you do anything.Can you overthink? Yes. There’s a happy medium between acting and thinking: Do both, of course, but think first.”In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities; in the expert’s, few.”Another favorite. This phrase compels me to see the world with fresh eyes, not to make assumptions about other people, about situations, about what’s happening around me. The “beginner’s mind” is curious, like a three-year-old’s mind.Have you ever watched a three-year-old walk around, seeing the world as if for the first time? They absorb knowledge like sponges and are filled with a sense of amazement and infinite possibility.If someone tells me, “you’re acting like a three-year-old,” I thank them.Question everything, especially yourself and your motives. “Why” is the only question that matters, and we need to ask it constantly of ourselves and of the world around us. The expert “knows” but fails to comprehend what she doesn’t know.For this reason, the expert needs to re-learn the things every three-year-old knows: That the world is large and filled with mystery, wonder, and infinite possibility. Open your eyes, the way a child does, and see.”Put on your own mask before helping others with theirs.”You hear this instruction on every airline flight, and it’s a profound truth to live by. Balance care for others with care for self. This is not selfish, but the beginning of all compassion.If I’m not well or whole or safe, how can I help others be well or whole or safe? Have I tried to help others whilst I was broken? Oh yes, many times. And it’s never worked out for anyone (see sentence # 1 above). Helping others without focusing on ourselves can be a form of avoidance, of deflection and denial. If I can save another, then somehow I might be saved. It’s a great theory, and I’ve tested it, but it never works.You must self-care, daily. If I’m stressed out, I need to meditate or go for a walk in nature or talk to a mentor who helps me find my way. When I’m restored, I can help others. When I’m not, then I need help.Life is about learning how to get the help you need and then helping others get the help they need. The word for this is community, and it starts with caring for self.Put on your mask.Boston-based Chuck Leddy is a freelance B2B Brand Storyteller who connects brands and customers through engaging stories. His clients include Sojourn Solutions, The Boston Globe’s BG Brand Lab, MITx, abas USA, and The National Center for the Middle Market. His website is www.ChuckLeddy.com.last_img read more

Know these tax reform facts before you file

first_imgNow that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (tax reform) is active legislation, you are likely to see its impact on your tax return this year. To help, we’ve compiled this list of facts about tax reform to review and discuss with your tax professional.Are the TCJA provisions permanent?No, the tax law is effective for tax years 2018 through 2025. The act may be extended prior to expiration, but we will have to wait and see if lawmakers take that action.What impact do the new tax laws have on individual tax rates?In general, many individuals and businesses should see a lower effective tax rate under the TCJA, depending on their unique financial circumstances. The top individual tax rate under tax reform is 37 percent. The individual AMT remains, but with increased exemption amounts and increased phase-out levels. The maximum AMT rate dropped from 39.6 percent to 28 percent under tax reform.What impact do the new tax laws have on business taxes?Under tax reform, corporations have a flat tax rate of 21 percent. For pass-through entities, there is a potential 20 percent tax deduction. This is applicable to partnerships, S-corporations, and sole proprietorships whose owners have income less than $157,500 ($315,000 for married filing jointly and your business is not considered a non-qualified business). Non-qualified businesses include those in the fields of health, law, accounting, actuarial science, performing arts, consulting, and athletics.Also of note, this pass-through deduction is not based on the definition of “business income” most of us are used to. Instead, it uses “qualified business income” (QBI) to calculate any deduction to which you may be entitled. There is also an income-based limitation on the amount of the deduction.Does the new pass-through tax deduction apply to estates and trusts?Yes. The new pass-through tax deduction applies to taxpayers other thanC-corporations; thus, the deduction is available to estates and trusts.Does the new pass-through tax deduction apply to real estate businesses?If you are the owner of a qualified real estate-related business, you may also qualify for the pass-through deduction. However, the deduction is subject to a limit of 2.5 percent of the cost of your allocable share of depreciable real and personal property (this doesn’t include inventory or land). The cost of these assets may be included during the useful life of each asset or 10 years — whichever is longer.Another important point: To qualify for the 20 percent QBI deduction on rental real estate businesses, the property must be directly owned by an individual or eligible pass-through entity and each real estate enterprise must also receive at least 250 hours of total documented “rental services” activity to qualify for the deduction.Is there still a tax penalty for skipping health insurance coverage?For 2018, the tax penalty for not carrying health insurance still applies. These fines were originally were imposed under the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. If you are a self-employed business owner, there is no longer a tax penalty for not having health insurance beginning with your 2019 return. The elimination of the $695 per person or 2.5 percent of income levy will reduce your tax bill.Can I still claim expenses for business-related meals?If you are used to writing off dinners and other meal expenses for your business at 100 percent of the cost, you will no longer be able to do that on this year’s return (with the exception of office parties, which are still fully deductible).The TCJA expands the 50 percent limitation of meal expenses that is applied to individual taxpayer’s business-related meals to employers. This means that expenses associated with providing food and beverages to employees through an eating facility that meets requirements for de minimis fringe benefits and for meals provided at the convenience of the employer can only be deducted at 50% of their cost. In addition, these amounts incurred and paid after Dec. 31, 2025, will not be deductible at any rate.Are business entertaining expenses still eligible for tax deductions?Under the TCJA, you can no longer deduct 50 percent of the cost of entertainment directly related to, or associated with, the active conduct of a business. Unfortunately, this means that if you treat clients or employees to tickets to any type of entertainment be it a show, sporting event, concert or the like, you will be paying for it out-of-pocket with no deduction on your tax return.Can I still deduct mortgage interest?Under the TCJA, the mortgage interest deduction is reduced to the first $750,000 of debt related to acquiring, constructing or substantially improving your primary home or a designated secondary residence that a mortgage loan is secured by. Previously, if you itemized deductions on your return, you could deduct mortgage interest on the first $1 million of debt. In addition, for the next $100,000 in principal you could deduct any other mortgage debt, such as a home equity loan, used for other purposes (even those unrelated to actually improving your home).Although tax reform reduces the mortgage interest deduction substantially, there is good news for those freelancers who had loans that began before December 15, 2017. In this case, you are effectively grandfathered into the previous law, meaning that you can still deduct interest on the first $1 million of the mortgage debt. If you decide to refinance the loan that you first contracted on or before December 15, 2017, you are still entitled to deduct up to $1 million in mortgage interest, but only on the remaining debt of the original loan.The TCJA is the most significant tax reform that our country has seen in decades. If you haven’t already, now is the time to check in with a tax professional to ensure that you know which tax reform provisions apply to you — before the due date for your business or individual tax return arrives.Jonathan Medows is a New York City based CPA who specializes in taxes and business issues for freelancers and self-employed individuals across the country. He offers a free consultation to members of Freelancer’s Union and a monthly email newsletter covering tax, accounting and business issues to freelancers on his website, www.cpaforfreelancers.com — which also features a new blog, how-to articles, and a comprehensive freelance tax guide.Jonathan is happy to provide an initial consultation to freelancers. To qualify for a free consultation you must be a member of the Freelancers Union and mention this article upon contacting him. Please note that this offer is not available Jan. 1 through April 18 and covers a general conversation about tax responsibilities of a freelancer and potential deductions. These meetings do not include review of self-prepared documents, review of self-prepared tax returns, or the review of the work of other preparers. The free meeting does not include the preparation or review of quantitative calculations of any sort. He is happy to provide such services but would need to charge an hourly rate for his time.last_img read more

How to create compliant documentation for your embedded system and avoid legal pitfalls

first_imgThe following products fall within the CE marking scope: The following countries take part in the CE marking system: AustriaBelgiumBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandItalyLatvia Does the product fall within the scope of the CE marking directives? SloveniaSpainSwedenUnited KingdomIcelandNorwayLiechtenstein Continue Reading Previous MicroEJ and Software Imaging announce strategic partnership in AsiaNext Luxoft releases PELUX 1.0 automotive software starter-kit on Open Source ToysMachineryElectrical /electronic equipmentPersonal protective equipmentRadio equipmentMedical devicesActive implantable medical devicesIn vitro diagnosticsSimple pressure vesselsGas appliances Are you designing or developing embedded systems and are they being placed on the European market? Then there is a good change that you or your company has to deal with CE (“Conformité Européene”) marking and needs to provide compliant documentation with your system.In this post I am going to show you how you can create compliant documentation that meets the requirements of CE marking. I have also included some templates that will support you during the process.The CE marking process The CE marking applies to products placed in the market or put into service in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. Besides that, CE marking only applies to certain product groups or product aspects.In order to know if a product falls within the scope of CE marking, you need to answer the following two questions: Bill of materials. Are your products placed on the market or used in one of the countries that are part of the CE marking system? Step 2: Identify the applicable requirements of the directivesEach CE directive contains requirements that your embedded system needs to meet, the so called Essential Requirements. These requirements mostly are very general and not specific. A way to demonstrate that your system meets the essential requirements, is by meeting the requirements of harmonized European standards.Although voluntary, by using standards, you create a presumption of conformity to the essential requirements of the applicable directives. You can find existing harmonized standards via the website of the European Union and selecting the several product groups.Step 3: Identify an appropriate route to conformityAs soon as you know which directives apply to your embedded or integrated system, and additionally have identified the requirements in the standards, you need to demonstrate conformity with each directive and its requirements. However, each directive has different methods of how to demonstrate conformity, which usually depends on the classification of the product and its intended use.Although CE marking is a self-declaration process, you may need to involve a third party, a so called Notified Body, when your product needs to comply with for example the EMC or Radio Equipment Directive. More information can be found in the relevant directives.Step 4: Assessment of the product’s conformityNow you know what requirements your product must meet and what the right route towards conformity is, you need to gather your evidence that the product meets the essential requirements of the directive(s).This usually involves some assessment and/or testing. An assessment can be carried out by yourself, by creating a checklist with all requirements and adding the proof for compliance. Testing can sometimes be done by yourself or by a testing institute. If mandatory, certain type examinations need to be carried out by a Notified Body.Step 5: Compile the technical documentationEach directive requires to put together the technical documentation. The technical documentation is your evidence that the system meets all requirements. Depending on which directives apply to your product, the technical documentation can include the following: Common CE directives that might apply to embedded systems are the EMC directive, RoHS directive and Radio Equipment Directive. When integrated, other relevant directives might apply, such as the Low Voltage Directive or the Machinery Directive.As soon as one or more directives apply to your product, you need to follow the CE marking process to ensure that your embedded or integrated system complies with all requirements. The CE marking process contains of six steps that you need to follow to enable you to CE mark your product.Figure 1 – The CE marking process (Source: INSTRKTIV) Step 1: Identify the applicable directivesFirst of all you need to identify whether your embedded system falls within the scope of CE marking and if so, which directives apply. There are more than 25 directives and one system can fall within the scope of more than one directive.Based on the mentioned product groups that fall within the scope of CE marking, you can define the relevant directives. The directives can be found through the website of the European Union. In order to determine of a directive applies, you need to consult the directive and verify if the scope and given definitions of the directive apply to your product.center_img LithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaThe NetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaSlovakia Description of the intended use Test reports and/or assessments from stage 4 Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Drawings, circuit diagrams and photos User instructions Declaration of Conformity Ferry Vermeulen is director at Berlin based INSTRKTIV GmbH. INSTRKTIV helps brands to create compliant and user-friendly user instructions and supports in the CE marking process. Ferry is a regular speaker at conferences and publishes regularly CE marking related articles. Download his CE marking process overview.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry LiftsRecreational craftEquipment and protective systems for use in explosive atmospheresNon-automatic weighing instrumentsCablewaysConstruction productsExplosives for civil useNew hot water boilersMeasuring EquipmentPressure equipment Consult the applicable directives to find out what your technical file should contain.Directives also have requirements on the content of the user instructions and safety instructions. In order to sell your product in a specific market, you should make sure that your user manual complies with these requirements.Step 6: Draw up a Declaration of Conformity and affix the CE markWhen you are sure that your embedded system conforms to the applicable CE marking directives and that your technical files is complete, you need to declare this. This is done by drawing up and signing the Declaration of Conformity (DoC). By doing so, you not only declare that your product meets all relevant legislation, but you also take full responsibility for your embedded system.Again, also for the content of the Declaration of Conformity each directive might have its own requirements. Once you have declared compliance you can place the CE mark on your product and start selling your product.Conclusion That’s all there is to it. That’s how you can ensure your product meets the CE marking requirements.The best part of all this is that you can do most of it yourself by following this step-by-step CE marking process on how to create compliant documentation.Useful resources:Case Study: How to create a compliant user manualHow to Draw Up the Declaration of Conformitylast_img read more

Fallen giants Inter Milan still chasing Mourinho magic

first_imgMilan, Sep 17(AFP) Eight years have elapsed since Jose Mourinho’s reign as Inter Milan coach ended on a historic high of Champions League glory, and the fallen Italian giants are still struggling to recapture that magic from Madrid.The Portuguese oversaw the most successful season in the club’s history — a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu completed the first treble of Serie A, domestic Cup and Champions League in Italian history.Since those days it has been lean times for the 18-time Italian and three-time European champions, with the only title of any sort a 2011 Italian Cup crown.Luciano Spalletti’s side return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday when they host Tottenham at the San Siro.Expectations are high, but their return comes against a backdrop of continuing crisis as the Nerazzurri lie a lowly 15th with just one win and four points from four games.Inter, who finished fourth last season, had looked a serious rival to seven-time reigning champions Juventus with summer signings such as Radja Nainggolan, Matteo Politano, Sime Vrsjalko and Keita Balde.”The responsibility is mine if a lot of players are showing less than their full potential,” said Spalletti after Inter loanee Federico Dimarco scored the winner for Parma on Saturday.”I must think about improving the team and doing my job well because I have a strong squad here.” The task of stopping Juventus on the domestic scene was already daunting, but it now looks impossible.advertisement”It’s crisis .. Inter are lost and unable to react,” wrote Gazzetta Dello Sport.”Morale in pieces,” added Corriere Dello Sport.The headlines have been the same since Mourinho packed his bags for Real Madrid in 2010, with 11 coaches succeeding the current Manchester United manager in the Inter Milan hotseat.First up was Rafael Benitez who arrived in Italy after a six-year reign at Liverpool. The Spaniard’s stay was to be brief — six months in total.Despite winning the Italian Super Cup and the Club World Cup, he clashed with then owner Massimo Moratti over demands for new players.Inter fell to the first loss of their Champions League defence at Tottenham in November 2010.Ex-AC Milan star Leonardo’s appointment after Benitez was a bolt from the blue, arriving from Inter’s bitter city rivals with whom they share a stadium.Despite some success he lasted just six months, as the holders crashed out of the Champions League.- Financial turmoil -=====================Coaches followed one after the other — Gian Piero Gasperini, Claudio Ranieri and Andrea Stramaccioni, the latter leading Inter to ninth in 2013 as they failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in 15 seasons.Walter Mazzarri lasted four months before former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini returned to the club he led to three straight Serie A titles between 2006 and 2008.Mancini lifted them to fourth, just outside the Champions league places in 2016, but left to be replaced by Frank De Boer who lasted just 85 days.Ex-Roma and Zenit St Petersburg coach Spalletti took over in June 2017, but his days now look numbered too.The past eight years have been overshadowed by financial turmoil, both in Italy and the club.Moratti — club president from 1995 to 2013 — oversaw one of the most successful eras of the club, bringing in stars such as Brazilian Ronaldo, Christian Vieri, Youri Djorkaeff, and Diego Simeone.He also convinced high profile coaches Marcello Lippi and Mourinho to manage the club.Moratti sold his shares to Indonesian businessman Erik Thohir in October 2013, leading to hopes of a brighter future, but the club have won nothing since.The club’s unstable financial situation saw Thohir relinquish control to Suning Holdings Group in 2016 who became the first Chinese owners in Serie A history.Chinese owner Zhang Jindong promised “to take this club back to the heights and build a great team and fill it with superstars”.Captain Mauro Icardi’s future however looks in doubt with reports Mourinho wants the Argentine to join United in the January transfer window.The Italian press have been calling for Mourinho himself to return, with Inter idol Simeone expressing his interest should he leave Atletico Madrid.”It will happen one day even if right now I am happy in Madrid and I think I am doing well,” Simeone said.Tuesday’s game against Tottenham could be decisive for Spalletti’s future. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

Fed Cup: India finish 4th after losing 1-2 to Korea

first_imgIndia ended its campaign at the Fed Cup with a fourth place finish after losing the classification tie 1-2 to Korea as the team badly missed injured Karman Kaur Thandi, who did not play on Saturday.Captain Vishal Uppal handed national champion Mahak Jain her Fed Cup debut after a groin strain forced Karman out of the tie.The diminutive Mahak played her heart out before losing steam towards the end for a 2-6 6-3 1-6 defeat against Na Ri Kim.Like on many occasions, Ankita came out to level the tie as she outplayed Sunam Jiong 6-3 6-3 in one hour and 18 minutes.The doubles became decisive but Ankita and Prarthana Thombare lost the close rubber 4-6 4-6 to the Korean team of Su Jeong Jang and Kim.Captain Uppal said India had a good chance to win this tie.”Big learning curve for Mahak today. She could have won this match but she dropped off at the start of the third set which you cannot afford to do against a good player,” Uppal told PTI.Ankita dominated her match and we could have won 2-0 today or even 2-1 had Karman been fit enough to play.”Uppal said future was bright for the Indian Fed Cup team players.”As a captain I have seen a lot of good things which we need to build on. I think once we have all our best girls healthy we can become an even more dangerous team. I am encouraged by the fact we are a young team and we will only keep getting better.advertisement”I am probably a bit disappointed about today’s result but overall I am very upbeat about our future prospects. I think Ankita can break through to top 100 this year if she stays healthy and keeps playing the way she has played this week,” said Uppal.Also Read | Fed Cup: Ankita Raina stars as India beat Thailand 2-1last_img read more

Man Utd extend longest unbeaten home run

first_imgManchester United Manchester United extend longest-ever unbeaten run at Old Trafford Daniel Edwards Last updated 1 year ago 06:02 12/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Man Utd Getty Manchester United UEFA Champions League Manchester United v CSKA Moskva CSKA Moskva The Red Devils have now gone an incredible 40 matches without tasting defeat in front of their own fans, a run that spans more than a year Manchester United’s Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow saw the club extend their longest unbeaten home run in history. Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford led the Red Devils to a 2-1 win against the Russians at Old Trafford, after Vitinho’s strike had earlier put the visitors ahead. It was United’s fifth win out of six in Group A, a record which meant they take top spot ahead of fellow qualifiers Basel going into the last 16.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But even more impressively, the game was the 40th consecutive fixture at Old Trafford in which Jose Mourinho’s men have avoided defeat. 40 – @ManUtd are unbeaten in their last 40 home games in all competitions – they’ve never had a longer run on their own ground before. Naughty.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 5 de diciembre de 2017One must go back to September 10, 2016 to find the last time United went down in front of their own fans; on that occasion coming unstuck against rivals City. Since then, however, they have been formidable at home, and passed the 37-game record set by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 with a 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle United at the start of November.But the current streak by Mourinho’s United pales in comparison to his longest run as a manager, with his former Chelsea side going unbeaten in an incredible 60 matches at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more