Travel-weary Yemenis dream big

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Potts out to fulfill promise to grandfather by joining PBA Draft Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC To reach Bacolod, the team traveled for almost 30 hours by bus to Muscat, Oman, where it took a two-hour flight to Doha, Qatar. The next leg of the journey was a nine-hour flight from Doha to Manila, before they jumped on another short flight to this bustling city. “We are struggling from all the traveling,” admitted Yemen’s Ethiopian coach Abraham Mebrato Gebreselassie. “Even from the capital Sana’a to Oman was a very tough journey for us because that was by bus. Its because Sana’a airport is closed that’s why we traveled such a long way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutExcept for a few players who ply their trade in Oman, Gebreselassie’s squad doesn’t have the benefit of playing in a local league since it has been stopped two years ago because of security concerns brought by the civil war in the country.  But Gebreselassie said these challenges serve as a motivation as they clash with the Azkals in a crucial Group F clash in Asian Cup Qualifying. Having been based in Sana’a for the past eight years, handling the country’s Under-22 and Olympic teams, the Ethiopian knows the importance of qualifying for the Asian Cup as a means to unite the country. Cedelf Tupas/INQUIRERBACOLOD CITY – Yemen harbors dreams of reaching the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 2019 in the United Arab Emirates, but playing matches in the qualifying stage should already count as a victory in itself considering the trouble its team has to go through just to represent the strife-torn Arab nation in the competition. The Yemenis arrived in this sugar-producing province last Saturday night for their clash with the Philippines on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium, after traveling for almost three days from the capital Sana’a, whose international airport has been closed since 2015 due to security reasons.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next “We had to face all these problems, but we will do our best to win tomorrow’s match,” he said. “We’re very thankful to be here. We want to make history (by qualifying for the Asian Cup) because it the people of Yemen love football.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgKolkata, Apr 3 (PTI) The scoreboard of the ICC Womens Kolkata, Apr 3 (PTI) The scoreboard of the ICC Womens World T20 final between the West Indies and Australia here today. Australia Women innings: A Healy?c & b Matthews4 E Villanic Taylor b Dottin52 M Lanning*lbw b Mohammed 52 E Perryb Dottin28 A Blackwellnot out3 E Osbornerun out (King/Dottin)0 J Jonassennot out0 Extras(B 4, LB 2, W 3)9 Total(5 wickets; 20 overs)148 Fall of wickets 1-15, 2-92, 3-134, 4-147, 5-147 Bowling:S Connell 2-0-15-0, H Matthews 2-0-13-1, S Taylor 3-0-26-0, D Dottin 4-0-33-2,A Fletcher 1-0-9-0, A Mohammed 4-0-19-1, S Quintyne4-0-27-0. MORE PTI BS BSlast_img read more

Italian actor Bud Spencer dead at 86

first_imgLondon, Jun 28 (PTI) Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer has died aged 86.He passed away peacefully on June 27 in Rome, reported BBC online.Spencer, whose real name was Carlo Pedersoli, was known among his fans as the big friendly giant of the screen because of his height and weight.”He had all of us next to him and his last words were –Thank you,” his son Giuseppe Pedersoli said.The actor, who was also a professional swimmer, starred in more than 20 films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was a regular in Spaghetti Westerns (a western film made cheaply in Europe by an Italian director)”Ciao #BudSpencer We loved you so much,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tweetedActor Russell Crowe also took to Twitter and wrote “RIP Bud Spencer. My heart goes out to your family.”Spencer was born in the southern Italian city of Naples in 1929, but later moved to Rome, where he became a promising swimmer. In 1950, he was the first Italian to swim 100m in under one minute.He later abandoned his sporting career and began playing in Westerns and comedy films, often alongside Terence Hill.He appeared in movies like “Ace High”, “They Call Me Trinity”, “A Friend is a Treasure” among others.Spencer said he chose his name as a tribute to his favourite beer Budweiser and US actor Spencer Tracy. PTI CORR SHD SHDlast_img read more

Celeb Spotting: Sonakshi ‘Akira’ Sinha won’t forgive Anurag Kashyap at screening

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How To Land a Job At Nike, Buzzfeed, Facebook & More

first_img Also on Glassdoor: The Best Cities for Jobs in 2018 Related Content on Fast Company:I Hire Engineers At Google—Here’s What I Look For (And Why)Six Digital Job Search Tips To End Your UnemploymentHow You’ll Search For A Job In 2017Three Things Recruiters No Longer Look For (And Three They Still Do)Screw “Personal Branding”: My Top Three Social Media Resolutions For 2017 Entry-levels jobs usually aren’t much fun. They tend to involve a lot of drudgery that feels like a step down from the level of your work you did in college. Often when you’re fresh out of school, you end up taking the first job that comes your way, no matter how uninspiring, because you’re anxious to start making money (or, let’s be honest, pay back your student loans).But some people are lucky to land the internships and entry-level jobs of their dreams, or to quickly score positions at top companies within just a few years of graduating. How? Fast Company spoke to several of them—plus a few recruiters on the inside—to find out.Treat Your Coursework Like Interview PrepKévin Lancelin admits that one of the reasons he landed a job offer from Nike before he graduated was cliché: “It was really about being at the right place at the right moment.” An employee on the team he was interning on had recently left, and space opened up for him.But that’s only part of the story. Lancelin, an apparel designer for the brand’s activewear line, NSW, had deliberately put Nike in his crosshairs years earlier. At Créapole, the Paris art school where Lancelin studied, it was considered standard practice to look for design work in France after graduating. But “I really wanted to go to the Netherlands to Nike,” he recalls.So Lancelin chose activewear coursework within his fashion degree program, and in his third year “built a stronger portfolio really based on the Nike atmosphere and values.” Then he says he “aimed high and told myself, ‘I have nothing to lose,’” and applied. He got it, and eight months later the internship turned into a job offer.Looking back, Lancelin sums up his strategy this way: “I really studied to impress Nike.”Nike’s Most Commonly Asked Interview QuestionsSolve A Real-Life Problem“Wherever you can bring reality into something that you see as a problem or an inefficiency, those are the things that really stand out to us since that’s what we do every day,” says Hyla Wallis, a university recruiting programs manager at Facebook.Wallis leads the team responsible for hiring the more than 1,000 interns Facebook brings on board each year in the U.S., most of whom become full-time staff. What type of problem-solver does she look for? “We had a student who actually collected a database to show events or activities [and] volunteering opportunities within their community that they couldn’t find [elsewhere],” says Wallis, “and they built something and shared it out.”Because everyone’s coming through the door with minimal or zero work experience, recruiters and hiring managers have to look for other signs of what candidates can do. Any examples you can show a hiring manager of “something you thought of, you created . . . and got other people to use,” adds Wallis, can help put you over the edge.Keep Up With your Friends at Cool CompaniesSix months ago, designer Charlene Chand joined Taco Bell’s marketing team, where her job is to design restaurant posters and drive-thru menus that make the “Quesalupa” (“essentially a taco with a quesadilla as the shell”) look maximally mouthwatering. Chand, 26, started her career in UX/UI design at smaller companies, but when a friendly acquaintance from college posted on Facebook about an opening on her team at Taco Bell, Chand decided to take the leap.The standard networking advice for undergrads and entry-level job seekers is to tap your alumni network—which you should. But sometimes just keeping an eye on where your own classmates land—including those “loose connections” in your college network—is better than reaching out to someone who graduated a decade ago.“Taco Bell is the first ‘big’ company that I’ve worked for,” Chand says, “and giant corporate places are a bit scary.” But the team she interviewed with seemed to like her small-company experience and assured Chand the work culture was intimate and close-knit. She says they were right. “Being a graphic designer at Taco Bell is fun—it’s upbeat, it’s cool, [and] it’s catering to an audience that I’m familiar with. I’ve learned so much in six months.”How To Network Like A ProShow Some Low-Key Hustle—And Nail Your Cover LetterFace it: When you apply to your first job or internship, your resume isn’t going to be that impressive. Your real task is to show your potential, not your track record. That’s where cover letters—otherwise reputed to be taking their last gasps—still matter.When Landon Peoples, 23, applied to intern at Vogue, he recalls, “I was living in a dorm on the Lower East Side, going to a private Christian college. I had no prior fashion experience, no contacts. I also didn’t study fashion,” Peoples adds, “and I made a point of that.”“I looked at my favorite editors and people I always looked up to and none of them did either,” he says. When Peoples was still in high school, he recalls, “I tweeted Eva Chen [formerly Teen Vogue’s beauty editor and now Instagram’s head of fashion partnerships] and I just asked her, ‘What do I major in?’” Peoples says (paraphrasing) that she told him to “study something that you’re already really good at so you can excel,” and the rest just comes down to passion.This was useful intel later on when it came to drafting a knockout cover letter for Vogue. Peoples knew it was his best shot at showing off his writing chops, his perspective on the magazine, and what he thought he could bring to it.It worked. A second internship (at the beauty site Into The Gloss) and a few years later, and Peoples landed an editorial assistant gig at Refinery29, which soon turned into his current role as staff fashion writer. When he first applied, he did a little digging again, and found the email address of the fashion features writer. Then he sent her his application, too.“I wasn’t aggressive there either, though,” says Peoples. “I literally was just like, ‘I just did this, have a look.’ I think that’s key.” Much the way he’d tweeted Chen, he says, “I kept it super short.”What Do Employees *Really* Say About Working For Refinery29Pitch To The Job Description, Not The Company“I know that as someone new to the job market, people may not be able to point to prior experience and say, ‘I can do this job because I’ve already done XYZ,’” says BuzzFeed recruiter Dan Geiger. “But a lot of entry-level hires tell me, ‘working at BuzzFeed would be a dream!’—which is cool because it is a fantastic company,” he says. But it’s better to get enthusiastic about the specifics of the role, not just the brand.“I also want someone to take the effort to really read a job description, pay attention to the fine details, and create an application that speaks to the job, as well as the company,” says Geiger.Taylor Smits, a recruiter at Refinery29, agrees. Gushing about the company, he says, “puts all the work on me . . . So rather than saying you are about to graduate with a marketing degree and you want to work at Refinery29, you should mention your ability to work with analytical data in Excel, Tableau, or Domo; your internship that taught you how to use Google Analytics; or how you learned to drive traffic to websites in college using Facebook ads.”“One approach focuses on what you want,” says Smits. “The other focuses on how you can help my company. Which one do you think I want to see?”This article was originally published on Fast Company. Republished with permission. Know Your Worthlast_img read more

How to Ace an Interview at Google, Salesforce and More!

first_imgNow that your research is started, get ready to ace that interview in 2018! SalesforceSalesforce has been a regular on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work List for the for the past several years, grabbing a spot in the top 20 in 2017.  This year also represents the fifth year straight that Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, has been in the top 25 for Highest Rated CEOs. Salesforce also earned the number four spot for Glassdoor’s Best Places to Interview in 2017. Salesforce is a customer success platform that fosters connections between businesses and their customers. The Salesforce culture is rooted in “Ohana,” the Hawaiian word for family, and the Salesforce family is growing fast, seeking to fill more than 3,600 positions in the US and across the globe. If you’re interested in scoring a role at Salesforce, check out its Pathfinder Program, a training initiative to equip the workforce of the future. Glassdoor Interview tips: While the culture at Salesforce is professional and fast-paced, the Ohana vibe is pervasive. Glassdoor respondents report having a positive experience with interviewers, even when an offer was not extended. Interviews for many positions span both technical demonstrations and behavior questions. Salesforce is also a values-driven culture, so candidates may be asked to field questions related to their own values and philanthropic experience.   Sample Interview Questions Shared by Glassdoor Respondents:  Describe a project or major roll-out you’ve done.What are some marketing campaigns you’ve seen that you admired?  What is something that you have learned outside of work that you can/do apply to your professional life?  Tell me about past technical projects that will help you succeed in this position.  Where does philanthropy fit into your life?What makes you happy at work?Learn More About Salesforce FacebookFacebook enjoys its seventh consecutive year in the top 20 on Glassdoor’s Top Places to Work List. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been among the top ten on Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs list for the fifth year straight. If you’re interested in pursuing a role at Facebook, follow Facebook Careers, which offers video, stories, pictures, news and other insights into what’s going on at the company and what it’s like to work there.  The staff and leadership emphasize that Facebook is a professional culture that values problem-solving and adherence to personal values over rote rule following. So staff have the freedom to be themselves, develop themselves and to do the innovative work that sets Facebook apart as a global leader.Facebook currently has more than 1,200 job openings in cities around the US and across the globe.  Glassdoor Interview tips: Glassdoor respondents indicate that the technical aspects of the interview require a solid understanding of Facebook products, so be prepared to discuss Facebook’s offering and how they function. Additionally, traditional technical demonstrations are also required. Many respondents note that the technical portion of the interview is demanding and required careful preparation and attention to detail. Sample Interview Questions Shared by Glassdoor Respondents:  How would you measure the health of Mentions, Facebook’s app for celebrities? How can FB determine if it’s worth it to keep using it?If 70% of Facebook users on iOS use Instagram, but only 35% of Facebook users on Android use Instagram, how would you investigate the discrepancy?  Facebook sees that likes are up 10% year over year, why could this be?What’s your favorite Facebook feature?What would your former boss say about you?Learn More About Facebook So you’ve made it your mission to score a game-changing job with one of Glassdoor’s 2017 Employees’ Choice honorees. Nice! Great move to aim high and target employers that have a reputation for creating stellar professional cultures.  So how do you get your foot in the door to pursue a role with one of these in-demand employers? After you refresh your candidacy package and solidify your personal brand, you distinguish yourself as an informed candidate. And when it comes to conducting that research, Glassdoor’s got you covered.  Learn about the leadership, workplace culture, salary and the interview processes at some of the coolest companies by reviewing Glassdoor’s data and reviews to see what past interviewees, current, and former staff have reported. This way you get the inside scoop so that you can access whether or not you might find fit there. Here’s the lowdown on some of Glassdoor 2017 Best Places to Work award winners to set your wheels in motion:  Bain & CompanyBain & Company is on a nine-year hot streak on Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice List, routinely ranking in the top five; 2017 represents the third year the company nabbed the number one spot. CEO Bob Bechek is highly regarded by Bain & Company staff. He earned the number seven spot on Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs in 2017, and he ranked first in 2016. Bain & Company was also recognized on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Interview list, coming in at number twelve in 2017. Bain & Company is a leading international business consulting firm. It’s a global company that currently lists more than 50 job openings in offices around the US. The company is committed to recruiting stellar pros, and to that end, has provided ample information about the interview process on Bain & Company’s website. It outlines the various stages of the interview process, and what candidates might need to prepare for each stage. Bain & Company’s website advises potential candidates: “Rest assured that we’re not looking to interrogate you but rather cultivate an environment that promotes a series of productive and intellectually stimulating discussions.” Use the company website along with Glassdoor data to aid you in your interview prep. Bain & Company presents staff with challenges, for which it prepares them by surrounding them with a supportive and intellectually nourishing environment. This empowers employees to deliver on today’s demands and to strengthen their skills for their future endeavors. Glassdoor Interview tips: Glassdoor respondents commented on the warmth and professionalism of the interviewers. Even respondents who did not get offers tended to rate their interview experience highly. Glassdoor respondents mentioned that each round has a behavioral interview component and a case study component. Glassdoor respondents who didn’t do well in the interview process tended to be those who admitted coming unprepared, so use the wealth of resources offered on the company’s website.  Sample Interview Questions Shared by Glassdoor Respondents:  Would you rather do something perfectly and hand it in late, or do something on time that isn’t quite perfect?What do you consider to be your greatest failure so far?  Why are you interested in becoming a consultant?  Why Bain? Tell me about a leadership experience you’ve had. Learn More About Bain GoogleGoogle made Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work List for the ninth straight year in 2017, which also represented the tech giant’s sixth consecutive year among the top ten. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been among the Highest Rated CEOs since he assumed leadership of the tech giant in 2015. In 2017, he nabbed the #17 spot. Google has a long-standing reputation as an excellent employer with its lush benefits and human-centered approach to recruiting, engaging and retaining stellar staff. With thousands of open jobs in cities around the US and across the globe, it’s a great time to be a Googler. If that’s your aim there’s plenty you can do to prepare for the various stages of Google’s interview process.    Google’s website offers robust information about Google’s hiring process. Augment that framework with the rich details shared by Glassdoor respondents, and you’ll have plenty of specifics to help you prepare.  Glassdoor Interview tips:  Glassdoor respondents share ample and specific feedback about the technical component of the interview. They consistently advise that candidates should overprepare for the technical phase of the interview. Many respondents said that their nerves slowed them down more than they expected they would. In addition, all candidates should prepare for “behavioral, hypothetical, or case-based questions that cover your role-related knowledge.” Sample Interview Questions Shared by Glassdoor Respondents:  You are planning an all-hands meeting to highlight the successes of teams. How will you go through in planning this all-hands meeting? Walk me through a project you were in charge of from beginning to end. What is your opinion on whether or not individuals should be required to use their official name when opening a Gmail or Google + account? Talk me through the steps that would need to be taken when planning the opening party for a new Google Campus in Bangalore, India.  How would you handle a request from your boss that clearly violated company policy?Learn More About Googlelast_img read more

Top Companies Hiring Veterans

first_imgPactivWhere Hiring: Lake Forest, IL; Huntersville, NC; Covington, GA; Stockton, CA; Rochester, NY; Mount Carmel, PA; Moorhead, MN; Abilene, TX; Bedford Park, IL & more.Resources for Veterans: “We are committed to the hiring of Veterans, as we value and reward innovation, decisiveness, and leadership- standout qualities that are critical in our fast-paced environment. We focus on promoting from within whenever possible, an unwavering loyalty that makes us a premier organization for stable, long-term career growth.”What Employees Say:Browse Open Jobs Veteran Job Search Tips 1. Have your resume ready to go Your resume is the building block for your job search. Don’t wait until you’re specifically asked for one to craft a winning resume. Having a great resume on the hand from the get-go allows you to easily apply to jobs and to be prepared for new opportunities that come up. Be sure to carefully proofread your resume and edit it to one page. Learn how to write a resume.2. Set a job alert Job alerts are a helpful way to narrow your job search and stay constantly updated about new positions that are being posted. Glassdoor’s job alert tool allows you to receive emails every time a job you’re interested in is posted. You can even filter the results based on categories like company rating, location, company size and more. Learn how to search for a job.3. Tell a compelling cover letter story Your cover letter is the place where you can connect the dots between your military service and your potential for employment. Cover letters aren’t a place to reiterate what’s on your resume, but rather a place to tell your story and bring out your more unique qualities and experiences. The cover letter is also a good place to preemptively answer questions an employer might ask in an interview, like: what skills do you have that will help you flourish in this job? and why do you want to work at this particular company? Learn how to write a cover letter.4. Highlight transferable skills Some potential employers may not fully understand the duties you had in your military post, and how those translate into skills you can bring to the workforce. The soft skills learned in the army are immensely transferrable, such as diligence, punctuality, endurance, and ability to execute orders. Depending on your position in the military, you probably have a number of hard skills to offer – whether it’s logistics, software engineering, or a particular management style. Learn How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” Open Rank Faculty Position in Computer Science SMU (Southern Methodist University) Dallas, TX 23 hours ago 23h US Department of Veterans Affairs Where Hiring: Washington, DC; Bronx, NY; Indianapolis, IN; Hayward, WI; Austin, TX; Athens, GA; Miami, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Fayetteville, AR; Chillicothe, OH, & more. Resources for Veterans: The US Department of Veterans Affairs knows how to value veterans. They offer a host of benefits for veterans that choose to work for them, including specialized tools and programs to help veterans transition into civilian life, tuition assistance and loan repayment programs to help facilitate education, as well as a host of hiring initiatives and hiring incentive programs. What Employees Say: “Great mission, incredible benefits, good work/life balance” – Current PhysicianBrowse Open Jobs BoeingWhere Hiring: Chantilly, VA; Annapolis Junction, MD; Manassas, VA; Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Hanover, MD; Aurora, CO; Oklahoma City, OK; Huntsville, AL; Tukwila, WA, & more. Resources for Veterans: Boeing is committed to hiring veterans, with veterans making up 15 percent of the company’s workforce. Over 800 veteran-specific programs and organizations were supported by Boeing and its employees in 2018, and the company offers more than 30 veteran-focused employee engagement teams. These include offering skill development and workforce transition training, supporting recovery and rehabilitation programs that focus on post-traumatic stress, and promoting employee volunteering in veteran communities, according to Boeing’s website. What Employees Say: “Industry leading pay and benefits. Largest aerospace company in the world. Lots of flexibility in assignments and projects. Good opportunities for continued education and career growth.” – Current Senior Systems Engineer. Browse Open Jobs 3.9★ The Home DepotWhere Hiring: Bloomfield, NJ; Plainfield, IL; El Cerrito, CA; Odessa, TX; Tempe, AZ; Southfield, MI; Bolingbrook, IL; Hawthorne, NY; Vancouver, WA; Miami, FL, & more. Resources for Veterans: Already famous for their 10% discount for retired military members, Home Depot has also a strong commitment towards hiring veterans, taking on 55,000 veteran employees since 2012. At Home Depot, an associate-run group called Military Appreciation Group, or MAG, helps veterans transition back into the working world and supports the families of deployed military members. What Employees Say: “The Home Depot is a really employee-oriented business. They allow you to grow and gain skills needed in case you decide to move to another position. They are very flexible with your schedule.” – Current Appliance Sales SpecialistBrowse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 4.4★ PayPalWhere Hiring: New York, NY; Omaha, NE; San Francisco, CA; Chandler, AZ; Conshohocken, PA; Scottsdale, AZ; Chicago, IL; Timonium, MD; San Jose, Ca & moreResources for Veterans: PayPal employees who have served in the military, along with employees who support veterans’ causes, make up their military veterans network, called Serve. Through this outreach and development program, veterans contribute to making PayPal a more diverse and inclusive company by leveraging their experiences and training to assist their teammates and PayPal. Many of PayPay’s U.S. locations host active chapters, and the program has expanded to include employees who are British veterans working in the London office.What Employees Say: “Employee-friendly, flexible, mission/ values-driven, offers career advancement opportunities, technologically advanced, innovative, excellent culture, great pay & benefits, free learning resources (like safari books, linkedin learning, slack channels), lunch & learn sessions, free cereal/ snacks, fruits, multiple growth tracks/ learning paths to choose from, free vending machines for accessories, reasonable work-life balance.” —Former EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs Sr Manager, Growth Marketing IntSights New York, NY NIST CyberSecurity Project Manager Kforce Bethesda, MD View More Jobs Cybersecurity Engineer CyberCoders Washington, DC Hot New Jobs For You 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Cybersecurity Program Associate Noblis Washington, DC 3.9★ Cybersecurity IrisLogic, Inc East Peoria, IL 3.8★ 3.7★ Cyber Security Manager QED National New York, NY TransUnionWhere Hiring: Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Cherry Hill, NJ; Greenwood Village, CO; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Remote & more.Resources for Veterans: Veterans @ TU is a group created by veterans, for veterans and their supporters. From military experience, veterans bring a level of leadership, discipline, loyalty and a collaborative mindset that helps make the TransUnion workforce great.What Employees Say: “I’ve worked at TransUnion for over a year. Things are always busy, but I prefer it that way. I’m relatively early in my career, and with all the growth at TU, I’ve had so many opportunities to pick up new skills and experiences. That’s very valuable to me. Plus, everyone on my team has been so welcoming. People are always willing to answer a questions or lend a helping hand. I’ve worked at places where young people are ignored, but at TU I really feel like my ideas are making an impact.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs Southwest Airlines Where Hiring: Arlington, VA; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; San Jose, CA; Orlando, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Richmond, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH, & more. Resources for Veterans: A significant portion of the Southwest Airlines workforce comes from the military, with over 8,000 employees who have served or are actively serving, and over 1,300 employees who are military spouses. Southwest offers a number of programs that help veterans transition into private sector jobs. Their website also features a military skills translator tool, where military members can enter their military job title or code to see the currently available opportunities at Southwest that align with their experience.What Employees Say: “Culture is awesome. Lots of fun events throughout the year. Very family-oriented atmosphere. Flight benefits are great. Generally not expected to bring work home. Very stress-free environment. Benefits package is great. Profit-sharing is great, 401k match is unheard of at 9.3%, and stock purchase plan is great.” – Current Yield AnalystBrowse Open Jobs 3.3★ 4.7★ Power Home RemodelingWhere Hiring: Greenbelt, MD; Alexandria, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Tampa, FL; Arlington, VA; Canton, MIResources for Veterans: Power Home Remodeling is one of the leaders in innovative veteran employment programs, offering – get this – a $3,000 hiring bonus for both veterans and military spouses. The company also offers numerous programs to help integrate, train, and retain veterans. What Employees Say: “Getting out of the army and finding a good job was hard for me. Power is the first place to not only recognize the leadership qualities that veterans have but to also recreate the feeling of comradery I felt in the military. It’s hard to put into words, but they somehow make me want to try my best each day” – Current Outbound MarketerBrowse Open Jobs LeidosWhere Hiring: Reston, VA; New York, NY; Huntsville, AL; San Diego, CA; Albuquerque, NM; Fort Belvoir, VA; Indianapolis, IN; Washington, DC & more.Resources for Veterans: Leidos has a strong affinity with the military, both in their lines of business and in their workforce. They are proud that over 7,200 of our employees — 22 percent — are military veterans. Leidos assists veterans through the often-difficult transition from military life to a career in the private sector. Leidos is committed to supporting veterans as they pursue challenging and rewarding careers within their many business areas. Leidos’ dedicated military veteran outreach program is called Operation MVP (Military Veteran Program). Through this program, Leidos teams with military transition centers, military associations, and veteran organizations in an effort to identify and hire separating and retiring military veterans. The Operation MVP team participates in specific career development and networking events geared towards the veteran and military dependent/caregiver population, and stays actively engaged with military transition offices, Department of Labor representatives, as well as veteran non-profit and membership organizations. They further help wounded warriors by providing career workshops, offering help with résumé building and interview preparation, and conducting job fairs and interview events.What Employees Say: “Large company with a small company feel. It is truly a family that takes care of it’s own. High flow of new contracts makes the company have a lot of forward progress positions available for current and future employees.” —Current Information Systems Integration ManagerBrowse Open Jobs Cybersecurity The Dcode Group Washington, DC Cybersecurity Randstad US East Peoria, IL 4.3★ WalgreensWhere Hiring: Centreville, VA; Largo, MD; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Worcester, MA; Oakland Park, FL; Hurst, TX; Porter, TX; Orlando, FL; Falls Church, VA, & more. Resources for Veterans: Walgreens offers a number of specialized programs for veterans, including their HERO Program, which includes retail management training, on-the-job mentorship, and program support for veterans. The chain also offers military leave and military bridge pay to eligible team members, as well as multiple resource groups for veterans. What Employees Say: “I love working at Walgreens. I’ve been there since February 2017 and very quickly moved up in the company from Customer Service Associate, to Designated Hitter (which means I can also work in the pharmacy), to Shift Lead. This shows that if you work hard and have good customer and communication skills, you have a lot of opportunity here.” – Current Shift LeaderBrowse Open Jobs 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ Returning to the workforce after a career in the military can have unique challenges, and some companies recognize that. We’re highlighting companies that make a special effort to provide resources for the veterans they employ and their families. Mike Hansen, the National Director of Military Affairs at Power Home Remodeling, speaks powerfully on the experience of returning to the workforce after his deployment. “After the shock factor of not being in the military anymore subsides, it’s all about how quickly you can apply the skills that you developed in the military. That application phase is the biggest differentiator of success — if veterans can really focus on understanding, “I bring all these attributes, now it’s just about applying them to a different environment,” they can find proficiency more quickly.” Power Home Remodeling is one of the companies leading the charge in facilitating veteran success in the workforce, offering a $3000 hiring bonus for veterans. The list we’ve drawn up here highlight companies who are going the extra mile for veterans – and make sure not to miss the job search tips for veterans at the end of the article. Booz Allen HamiltonWhere Hiring: Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; Fort Meade, MD; Falls Church, VA; Bethesda, MD; McLean, VA; Rockville, MD; Reston, VA; Chantilly, VA, & more. Resources for Veterans: If you’re a veteran at Booz Allen Hamilton, you’ll be in good company: one-third of the company’s workforce are veterans. The company has multiple military-focused employee forums that offer networking and career training, and serve as knowledge bases for veterans and military spouses. Booz Allen also offers enviable benefits for reservists, including differential pay for up to 6 months, and continuing health and retirement benefits for the duration of an employee’s active duty assignment.What Employees Say: “Great option for transitioning veterans to get their ‘foot-in-the-door’ in the commercial sector.” – Current Employee Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Boston ScientificWhere Hiring: Marlborough, MA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Grand Rapids, MI; Chicago, IL; Maple Grove, MN; Spencer, IN; San Jose, CA; Alpharetta, GA & more.Resources for Veterans: “Boston Scientific is honored to be named a 2017 recipient of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their exceptional support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. We partner with some of the leading experts in post-service recruitment, and participate in job fairs across the country to recruit top military talent like you. Veterans & Employees Together in Service (VETS) is charged with fostering an atmosphere of gratitude and service to others, especially to employees serving on active duty, veterans, and their families. That could mean getting actively involved in the veteran community, raising awareness for community issues or sending regular care packages.”What Employees Say: “A lot of talented people and plenty of resources available to help you succeed. A large organization with a lot of career opportunity. Good management that strives to do the right thing.” —Current Manufacturing EngineerBrowse Open Jobs (HIA 8853) Information Systems Security Manager – Wright-Patterson AFB PCI Dayton, OH 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

West Ham defender Reece Oxford in Germany to close Gladbach move

first_imgWest Ham defender Reece Oxford is in Germany today to kickoff his loan with Borussia Monchengladbach.The Daily Mail says Oxford has arrived in Germany to complete a season-long loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach.The 18-year-old has flown over for advanced talks with the Bundesliga club and is expected to agree a deal for the entirety of next season.Oxford is tipped as a future West Ham and England captain but the Hammers want their teenager to gain regular first-team football next season.West Ham will not consider any permanent offers for their highly-rated defender.last_img read more

Liverpool, Everton in Sevilla contact for Sergio Rico

first_imgNew Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo faces a major battle to keep hold of Sergio Rico.Cadena COPE says Rico is a top target for Everton and Liverpool, while AC Milan are also keen.Milan see Rico as a potential replacement for Gigio Donnarumma.Everton and Liverpool have learned Rico’s contract carries a €30 million buyout clause.Sevilla chief Oscar Arias is desperate not to lose the Spain international, though will be powerless should Rico’s clause be met.last_img

Millennials think corporations need a conscience

first_imgAt Network for Good, we were recently trying to figure out what to call a new section of our site that will help nonprofits navigate the world of social networks. We bandied about terms like “social networking,” “social media,” Web 2.0.” We were stuck because we think most people don’t say any of this. They say things like “Facebook and YouTube” or “what people younger (than I) are doing online.” And they say it with awe and confusion. I understand the awe and confusion. We nonprofits think in terms of the people using social networks, and we think of them as people other than us. They acquire a certain scary mystique that stumps our marketing minds.Cone has some slightly old but still valid research about these younguns – aka “millenials” – that is worth sharing. Millenials include “teens” (13-17), “college” (18-22) and “young adults” (22-25) in Cone’s online survey. Cone’s main finding was this is a very socially conscious group of people – far more focused on causes at a young age than my aimless Generation X, and they reflect those values when buying things. As a firm involved in cause-related marketing, Cone has an interest in doing this type of study and showing this kind of result, but that shouldn’t detract from these findings, which seem very solid to me. Thanks Cone for sharing them. You can read more here.1. Millenials are skeptical of marketers. They will not respond to products or services that don’t seem genuine.2. A way to gain their trust as a corporate marketer is to align with good causes, but few companies do so. 61% of millenials are worried about the world and want to make a difference, and 81% volunteered in the past year. 70% of millenials believe companies don’t do enough to support good causes.3. To reach these consumers, traditional marketing needs to evolve. Companies need to create a new generation of fiercely loyal customers passionate about working with corporations to change the world. 83% say they will trust a company more if it is socially and environmentally responsible. 69% say they consider a company’s social and environmental commitment when deciding where to shop, and 89% would switch brands if price and quality were the same if the second brand was associated with a good cause.So what does this mean to us?Bring this research to your next appointment with a corporate partner. It can help make the case for why a company should support you.If you do get a new corporate partner, don’t forget #1 — these millenials are skeptical. Cause-related marketing needs to be genuine, and in your partnership, you need to be clear about EXACTLY HOW the corporate partner supports you and how much of a purchase benefits your cause. Cause-related marketing can be a boon or backfire depending on your degree of honesty and transparency.PS – Read more about reaching Millenials here. (Thanks Mark for the head’s up.)last_img read more

New Opportunities in Maternal Newborn Health

first_imgPosted on October 6, 2017October 17, 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)Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe.***We’re hiring! The Maternal Health Task Force is looking for a Project Assistant to join our knowledge management and communications team. Come work with us!AfricaAdvocacy Program Manager: White Ribbon Alliance; Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaNewborn and Child Health Specialist – Integrated Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Family Planning: PATH; Harare, ZimbabweSocial and Behavior Change and Innovations Advisor: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs; Abuja, NigeriaAsiaAdvisor, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, Bangladesh: Save the Children; Dhaka, BangladeshDeputy Director, Family Health: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; New Delhi, IndiaNutrition Program Director: Save the Children; LaosSenior Program Officer, Uttar Pradesh Health Systems; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; New Delhi, IndiaEuropeNurturing Care Framework Project Coordinator: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH); Geneva, Switzerland ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: North AmericaAdvisor, Reproductive Health in Emergencies: Save the Children; Washington, D.C.Internship Program: UNFPA; New York, NYMaternal Health Indicator Mapping Consultant: White Ribbon Alliance; Washington, D.C.  or off siteMaternal, Newborn and Child Health Impact Team Internship: PATH; Seattle, WAProgram Officer I – Zika and Maternal Health: Maternal and Child Survival Program; Washington, D.C.***Project Assistant: Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Boston, MASenior Communication Specialist: Population Reference Bureau; Washington, D.C.Senior Editor – Publications: Jhpiego; Baltimore, MDSenior Manager, Women Deliver 2019 Conference: Women Deliver; New York, NYSenior Policy Analyst: Population Reference Bureau; Washington, D.C.Senior Technical Advisor – Gender Program Design and Resource Mobilization: CARE; Atlanta, GATechnical Advisor – Knowledge Management and Communications: CARE; Atlanta, GA—Is your organization hiring? Please contact us if you have maternal health job or internship opportunities that you would like included in our next job roundup.Share this:last_img read more

5 reasons I sacrifice security to be my own boss

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.In a recent post on my blog I wrote about ways to increase your job security. In addition to investing in career coaching, another suggestion I made was to quit your job and start your own thing. But not everyone can do that, at least not right away. And the ones who can usually don’t think it’s a feasible option. (Most of them are wrong.)But as I stated in my blog post, I feel like I have more job security having my own freelance business than I ever did working for the state’s largest private employer where there were constant hiring freezes and multiple firings.One of my colleagues who also now works as a freelancer said the same thing to me. She left a high-level position at a multi-national power management company without knowing yet what her next career move was. She later started her own consulting company and now feels more in control of her career than ever before.So, while the title of this post says I sacrifice security to be my own boss, I don’t really feel like I’m sacrificing that at all. Instead, I feel like I’m gaining job security by being my own boss. But, I still get asked the question all the time, “What made you decide to sacrifice a full-time job with benefits to be your own boss?” There are several reasons why.I get to be the boss!I get to call the shots and decide how I want to run things, which allows me to use my creativity and I don’t have to go through a bunch of red tape just to get an idea approved. If I want to try something new, I can. If it doesn’t work, I can tweak it or try something else. It’s so refreshing to be able to have carte blanche over my own work.I get to choose who I work with.No longer am I stuck working for a micro-managing boss, a slacking co-worker, or a non-committal client. I get to be selective in who I work with. My work thrives when I can work with those who are open-minded, curious, adventurous, respectful, and professional.I get to choose which hours I want to work.I’m the type of person who gets spurts of energy at various times throughout the day. Some days I’m a morning person. Other days I’m a night owl. Because I have control over my schedule, I can work at the times when I’m most productive, and take breaks whenever I need to recharge by going paddle boarding or for a walk.Also, because I get to make my own schedule, I can go get groceries when the store is least crowded!I get to determine my own worth and value and set my own rates.Never again do I have to work a job where I’m underpaid for my education and experience.I can work from just about anywhere.I often meet with clients in person, but several of them are out-of-state or unable to meet in person so we do so over the phone or computer. This allows me to work from anywhere with an Internet connection. In fact, next month I’ll be presenting a webinar to people in Nashville while I’m on a beach trip to Florida. The beauty of this freedom is I can work from home if I want to, from a coffee shop, and even from a hammock!If working for yourself sounds appealing and you want to know if it’s a possibility for you, I encourage you to utilize the resources here on Freelancers Union’s site and talk to other freelancers like myself. Together we can determine if you possess the skills needed to be successful working for yourself.Lori Bumgarner is a freelance career coach helping clients pursue their passions and make the transition to freelance work. She is the owner of paNASH, a passion and career coaching service ([](http://Lori Bumgarner is a freelance career coach helping clients pursue their passions and make the transition to freelance work. She is the owner of paNASH, a passion and career coaching service ( She is also one of the co-founders of Nashville’s Freelancers Union chapter.)). She is also one of the co-founders of Nashville’s Freelancers Union SPARK.last_img read more

What freelancers should know about pet insurance

first_imgThis is a post from the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Program. Freelancers Union members get a discount of up to 10% on ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!Working from home has many benefits, but admittedly, it can get lonely. Freelance Isolation is a real thing.Luckily, the companionship offered by a dog or cat can be a great alternative. In fact, according to research from the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), “people are happier and healthier in the presence of animals. Scientifically-documented benefits of the human-animal bond include decreased blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and enhanced feelings of well-being.”However, the decision to become a pet parent isn’t one to make without considering the costs. This is especially the case for freelancers, due to the often intermittent frequency of income.The costs of pet parentingWhen considering costs, veterinary care should be one of your top concerns. According to 2016-2017 data from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the average cost for veterinary care for a dog is approximately $800 annually, and $600 for a cat.In addition, these costs tend to increase year-to-year with improvements in technology and enhanced procedures. So, your pet is getting better treatment, but often at an increased cost. In fact, also according to the APPA, $15.9 billion was spent in the U.S. for veterinary services in 2016, and they are estimating this will increase to over $16.6 billion in 2017.Luckily, there is a way to help cover these costs: pet health insurance. In fact, Freelancers Union members now have access to discounted pet health insurance from the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program.What is pet health insurance?The definitions and mechanics of pet health insurance vary from provider to provider, but generally speaking, it reimburses pet parents for veterinary costs. The amount of reimbursement can be impacted by things like deductible, coinsurance, annual limits and whether or not the procedure or condition is covered.As a general rule, most policies won’t cover pre-existing conditions. This is why it’s so important to get insurance when the animal is young.Also, pet health insurance is primarily a product for dogs and cats. However, some companies cover a wide range of animals, like horses and exotics.Four Questions Pet Parents Should ConsiderBefore jumping into pet health insurance, do your research and keep these four questions in mind:How Much Does The Plan Cost?A pet insurance plan should give you the right amount of coverage at a price that fits your budget. Look for plans that offer options to customize your Annual Limit, Deductible and Reimbursement Percentage, which you might also know as co-insurance, so your plan is more affordable.What Will Affect Your Reimbursements?Avoid plans that limit payouts by using incident deductibles or exam fee exclusions.How Much Experience Does the Provider Have?The U.S. pet health insurance industry started four decades ago. When it comes to insurance, experience and reliability go hand-in-hand. Also, be sure to check ratings with the Better Business Bureau and A.M. Best, the world’s oldest insurance rating source.What About Networks and Other Restrictions?Does the provider require you to visit a “network,” or can you visit any licensed veterinarian, emergency clinic or specialist? Also, look for plans that don’t require you to have an exam to enroll or continue coverage. Additionally, what are the age restrictions and is there an upper age limit for senior pets.Get the coverage your pet needs the way you want with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. Use any vet or specialist, customize to fit your budget and needs, and submit claims online, by fax, or by email. Freelancers Union members save up to 10%, and save another 10% when enrolling multiple pets.Scott Taylor is AVP, Partnerships, for ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. He develops and manages strategic partner accounts and sales groups, including the sale of the company’s pet health insurance plans across the U.S.last_img read more

Getting new referrals the old-fashioned way

first_imgEven with the advancement of social media, digital marketing, robo-emails, and other automated options that make building one’s clientele roster more efficient, there is still something endearing about good old-fashioned word of mouth. Not only is it free, but it typically is embedded in and built upon trust.Yet, as easy and as simplistic as that may sound, what makes word of mouth work is that it is organic. There is no algorithm, but there are some things that you can do to help your clients have an exceptional experience.Customer service, customer service, customer serviceI remember one time when I was searching for a car. I loved a specific European brand, make, and model, so I narrowed my choice to a particular dealership. I went in several times and the sales staff overwhelmed me with attention, reading materials, and all the espresso that one could drink.They used terms like “family” and “valued customer.” I was assigned a personal sales agent who picked me up from work one day so that I could test-drive the car. He kept telling me to “take the corners,” so I did. It was exhilarating. Needless to say, the amazing customer service wowed me and it was a deciding factor in my purchasing the car.A few days after picking up the car, I had a question and could not find the answer in the elaborate, but not-so-user friendly, car manual. When I called to speak to my sales agent, he immediately replied, “Tyra who?” I thought: How many Tyras have you sold cars to in the last 3 days?Gone was the overly effervescent personality and “we are family” mantra. His voice didn’t even sound the same. And even after I jogged his memory as to who I was, he was indifferent and he could not answer my question.When I asked to speak to the director of sales, I was told that he would call me back at his earliest convivence. This was in 2002; it is 2018 and I am still waiting for that return phone call. And no, I never found out the answer to my question. To borrow from a phrase that was popular in the 90s and 00s, I got played.Service after the sale, in this capacity, required engaging with the customer. Although I do not recall my exact question, a return phone call or even a: “We don’t know” would have gone a long way to rebuilding my trust and respect for this business.Why word of mouth really mattersLater, when several of my colleagues or friends asked about my car, I told them that I would drive to Philly or Baltimore before I ever purchased another car from that dealership or recommended them to someone else. I tried to remain diplomatic.Perhaps my experience was an outlier, but what if it wasn’t?I did not want to run the risk that people who I respected and cared about might have a similar experience. If they thought enough of my opinion to ask for it, I wanted to be fair and honest.Our sphere of influenceLike most friendships, familial or even work relationships, we all have a sphere of influence, and that is why word of mouth is critical. Word of mouth is a pseudo-vetting process that some potential clients depend upon when determining who they want to work with. And, based upon the relationship between the parties involved, one person’s endorsement can carry quite a bit of weight.The poor customer service that I experienced left such a sour taste in my mouth that I will never forget that experience, but for all of the wrong reasons.Conversely, I have had amazing experiences where the business’ representatives were attentive and responsive. On numerous occasions, I have referred other people to these businesses.Clearly, we want our clients to remember us; we want our clients to have an exceptional experience. When they do, there is a stronger likelihood that they will, via word of mouth, make referrals.And because word of mouth is still one of the best ways to gain new clientele, be sure to make customer service a priority in how you deal with clients—before, during, and after the sale.last_img read more

Griezmann will connect with Messi, Suarez at Barcelona: Coach Valverde

first_imgBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is confident new signing Antoine Griezmann will have no problems linking up with strike partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez when the trio finally appear in the same team together.Griezmann, who signed from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid earlier this month, has been with the squad on Barcelona’s tour of Japan and featured in the side’s 2-0 win over Vissel Kobe on Saturday.However, following their exploits in the Copa America, Messi and Suarez have been given an extended break and will not link up with the team until they return from Japan.With 682 La Liga goals between them, Valverde is understandably excited about the attacking trident and believes Griezmann might be the missing part of the puzzle as Barcelona chase their first Champions League trophy since 2015.”It’s true that some players who are good fit in together easier,” said Valverde.”We will see the relationship socially and at the camp. We are excited for this opportunity.”We believe in balance in the team, in front or in the back, he (Griezmann) moves quick, he passes well, and finds space and this is what we were missing.”Two second-half goals from 21-year-old academy graduate Carles Perez were enough to seal the win over Kobe, who featured former Barca players Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper on Saturday.”Carles Perez scored two goals today, so it’s a good news for his potential and shows how we can bring the young guys forward,” Valverde said.Former Barca captain Iniesta, who left the club after 16 trophy-filled years last year, said it was an odd afternoon playing against former team mates such as Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.advertisement”Well, it’s a bit strange of course (to play against Barcelona),” said the 35-year-old.”You spend so long playing with the same players… it’s strange, special.”But at the start of the match you are clearly focusing on playing and trying to give a good impression.”Barcelona’s next pre-season match is against Arsenal at the Nou Camp on Aug. 7.Also Read | Diego Costa hits 4 as Atletico thrash Real Madrid 7-3 in International Champions CupAlso Read | I-League clubs not ready to hand AFC Champions League slot to ISLAlso See:last_img read more

Brooklyn’s New Gotham at The Ashland is a Food & Architecture Mecca

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Industrial design elements over crab mac and cheese.The iconic Gotham West Market in Hell’s Kitchen just got a little brother. And congratulations, it’s in Brooklyn. Gotham Market at The Ashland opened the doors to its 16,000-square-foot, eight-restaurant venue on in late January 2017.To quote Kendrick Lamar, Halle Berry, Hallelujah!Gotham Market at The Ashland brings a crazy variety of bars and restaurants, including the holy grail of Spanish tapas, Boqueria, serving datiles con beicon, patatas bravas, and pulpo a la plancha, paired with a list of rich Spanish wines.Feeling something a little more home grown? Mason Jar is cooking up finger-lickin’ Southern hospitality in the BK. We’re talking house-smoked meats, beer, bourbon, and BBQ.Looking for coastal fare? Crabby Shack, man. This is the first pop-up location for the Crown-Heights-based eatery that dominates crab grilled cheese. Some of their dishes will also be exclusive to The Ashland location.The other names hand-picked to make up Gotham at The Ashland are Mason Jar’s MJ on-the-go dishes, Flip Board (aka the best chicken you’ll ever have), the Egg at the Bird breakfast haven with coffee from Devoción in Williamsburg, Bar Granger and its old-school ode to 1850s Fort Greene tradesmen, and lastly Apizza Regionale (Italian fare overseen by the Founder of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, John Stage).This modern Mecca hits the sweet spot for our vast culinary curiosities. It also means you and your buddies don’t have to settle on just one place to dine. We’re also psyched that it’s all craft, and done so in an atmosphere of stunning aesthetic… thanks to world-famous architecture and interior designer firm Jeffrey Beers International, which was commissioned for the space.Pulling inspiration from its industrial neighborhood, and a building of expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and texturally rich materials such as exposed concrete, brick, white subway tiles, and reclaimed wood, Beers infused the space with elements that create a slick yet comfortable harbor. Meanwhile, entering through the 26-foot atrium highlighted by jutting black steel pipe chandeliers and a whopping 180 hand-blown glass globes (created by KEEP) are a clear indicator of power and dominance. It’s hard to explain, but the building itself is as filling as the food. And that, my friends, is not an easy featBut alas, it’s what Beers specializes in— having been the man who changed the standard for hospitality design via more thoughtful planning and his unique synthesis of architecture with craft.He’s what Steve Jobs is to computers in the realm of gathering spaces. His firm Jeffrey Beers International has won three Gold Key Awards for design excellence, Contract Magazine’s Interior Design Award, Interior Design’s “Best of Year” Design Award, and in 2000 Jeffrey was inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle.During his schooling, Beers trained with glass artist Dale Chihuly, hence the hand-blown glass influence at The Ashland.And if the design at the new Gotham only wets your pallet for more art, Gotham at The Ashland is smack dab in the middle of the BAM cultural district. Walk off lunch at BRIC, BAM, and Theater for a New Audience, before returning to Gotham for evening drinks.Photos courtesy Jeffrey Beers International Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Masterlast_img read more

Sultry morning in Delhi strong surface winds forecast

first_imgNew Delhi:It was a sultry Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 30 degrees Celsius, three degrees above the season’s average. Relative humidity was 55 percent at 8.30 AM, said a MeT department official. Strong surface winds raising dust are forecast for the day ahead. Maximum temperature is expected to be around 39 degrees Celsius, he said. Rains are expected to lash the city on July 15-16, said the MeT official. It was a humid day in Delhi on Thursday too, with maximum temperature of 39.2 degrees Celsius and minimum 31 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

Funding issues put Quebec First Nations police service in jeopardy … again

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhen the Quebec community of Opitciwan didn’t get the funding needed to keep their police service the province brought in Quebec’s provincial police.Language barriers were immediately felt.After months of waiting, the community received some funding to restore their police service.But that money runs out in March and even then it’s not enough.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has more on the story.last_img

Student research showcased this weekend

Julie Stevens, left, organizer of this weekend’s Student Research Colloquium, chats with student organizers Brett Piercey, Maralee Drake, Bryan Shore and Courtney Keogh.Students will present their research in areas like sport, tourism and health studies at an annual colloquium at Brock this weekend.The full-day Student Research Colloquium on Saturday, April 9 will include a keynote address and oral and poster presentations from more than 30 presenters. In addition to Brock students, presenters will be from universities such as Windsor, Waterloo and Concordia.“We have recognized a growing number of undergraduate and graduate students within our related disciplines who have strong research interests and abilities,” said Julie Stevens, associate professor of Sport Management and organizing chair. “We also realize that serving the needs of these students is critical for the successful growth of our field.”John Cawley, program manager for the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, will present the keynote speech. The foundation funds a number of youth, art, sport and community programs that encourage people to have “a sense of belonging and contribute as active citizens to improving the wellbeing of all,” the foundation’s website says.Cawley has 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector. His keynote will examine lessons from the foundation’s work on social innovation, and exploring the skills and values people need to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.The colloquium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sankey Chamber.For more information, contact or visit the colloquium website. read more