Man picks perfect NCAA tourney bracket heading into Sweet 16

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Instead, he correctly predicted every game through the first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA tournament.The NCAA bracket tracker says the bracket is the only perfect one remaining across all major online bracket games, including Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, Fox, Sports Illustrated and the NCAA’s own contest. It’s the longest streak of correct bracket picks, breaking the reported record of 39 games, which happened in 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe NCAA says the odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion — so bettors, take the under.Nigl, 40, said he researched his picks, doing his homework after the tournament field was unveiled, including watching some of the bracket shows on TV. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Heat raise Chris Bosh’s No. 1 jersey to the rafters View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? FILE – This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, file photo shows a basketball with March Madness 2019 in a rack before Michigan practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that’s perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com’s “Bracket Challenge,” according to the NCAA. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that’s perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com’s “Bracket Challenge,” according to the NCAA.Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn’t fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick just hours before the deadline. But he felt bad about not entering a bracket in his friend’s tournament group.ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MOST READ In addition to his historic bracket, two of Nigl’s other three brackets are in first place in their groups, the Dispatch said.Nigl has been watching the games closely, stopping on a recent trip with his wife at a brewery in Erie, Pennsylvania, to watch Michigan beat Florida in the Round of 32. Nigl, who grew up in Michigan, is a lifelong Wolverines fan.In his perfect bracket, Nigl has No. 1 Gonzaga beating No. 2 Kentucky for the national title. Duke and Virginia round out his Final Four.While Nigl likes how he picked the remaining games, he isn’t counting on his bracket to stay perfect.“Seeing the odds of a perfect bracket up until this point, I’m not very confident that it will stay that way,” Nigl said. “But anything can happen.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Health Ministry’s Post-Ebola ‘Transition Plan’

first_imgThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has drawn up an ambitious six-month plan for the immediate transition from Ebola virus disease (EVD) response to the restoration of basic health services.It is no secret that the nation’s health sector completely collapsed in 2014 when the deadly EDV tested the “gains” that health stakeholders boasted they had attained before Ebola struck.Despite their declared gains, stakeholders still admitted in their 2100-word transitional plan that weaknesses existed. MOH authorities attributed those weaknesses in the nation’s health system to what they described as “multiple factors such as capacity, systemic, financial, contextual issues relative to the prolonged period of instability and structural flaws.” Those things were left “unaddressed while rebuilding,” and “all combined and collapsed the system with the onslaught of the EVD outbreak,” they said.Health authorities confessed that as a consequence of those “weaknesses,” “massive deaths occurred in the affected communities, including an unprecedented number of healthcare workers.  Out of 340 reported EVD cases among health care workers the death toll was 179. Such mass post-conflict casualty and the resulting trauma and strains on the society have eroded public confidence [in the health sector].” The Ministry’s transitional plan, which was ear-marked to be realized by June 2015, targets eight thematic areas, some of which had long since before EVD, been a part of the blueprints of the Ministry.Those areas selected for immediate action towards restoration of basic health services include building a good Human resource capacity, Laboratory services at health facilities, EVD funds realignment and Infrastructure such as ETUs and Community care centers (CCC). Others are logistics and supplies, surveillance, preparedness and response, community engagement and coordination.It is not clear if President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recently announced 10-year program to develop the nation’s healthcare system includes the Ministry’s 6-month transitional plan, which some health commentators have described as having “more holes and won’t amount to anything tangible in the six-month time frame.”The President said in her April 3rd address to the nation that her administration would embark on the 10 year plan because Ebola had exposed the weaknesses in the sector.The program’s areas of concentration, according to Madam President, would be to train health care professionals, improve and expand services at primary and secondary healthcare centers, upgrade county hospitals and establish three regional referral hospitals in the country.These objectives are to be achieved in 10 years not six months. However, President Sirleaf’s administration ends in 2017 In the President’s nationwide address, she admitted “We were invaded by an enemy we did not know and were not prepared to confront and which caused the deaths of many of our fellow citizens and robbed many more of their livelihoods.”Since the Ministry’s plan was not included in the President’s speech, is it possible for the Ministry to achieve them?Under the human resource capacity component of the plan, the Ministry has at least six priority areas to include taking stock of foreign medical teams and deploying them, based on expertise and experience, to health training institutions, hospitals and counties.  Another priority is the payment of all hazard and risk benefits to all health staff and communicating an end date for that payment.  Along with the all-risk benefit, a formal in-service training program would be established on infection control, with regular continuing education for all those involved in delivery of health services in Liberia.The Health Ministry said under the laboratory section, it intends to use current laboratories at regional and county levels to strengthen services; take stock of EVD specimens and establish a bio-bank and a system for accessing the specimens for research.  Current staff in the EVD lab will be trained to carry out Ebola, Lassa fever and Yellow fever tests.MOH further stated that in order to realign Ebola funds, it intends to pull all extra financial resources for tracking under the ministry’s financial management system. It will also conduct financial resource mapping for realignment to EVD and restoration of health services.Under its plan for Infrastructure, ETUs  and  community care centers (CCC), by June 2015, it should have established permanent infectious disease wards in county hospitals; establish triage in all health facilities to properly screen all patients and protect health workers and their non-medical staff.Regarding logistics and supplies, the Ministry said in the time frame, it hopes to conduct assets transfer and transition to support restoration of basic services. It will take stock of EVD and non-EVD supplies, medicines, non-medical supplies, nutritional supplements and food supplies and align them for the restoration of health services and strengthening the delivery and storage of pharmaceutical and medical supplies.The Ministry said in order to have effective surveillance, to be prepared and ready to respond, it intends to maintain the current health referral structures (community, health facilities, Ebola units and schools); and transfer surveillance responsibilities including case detection, investigation, contact tracing, etc. to the county health teams (CHTs). It also wants to integrate the call center and dispatch center and transition the unit to the J.F.K. Memorial Hospital.Under its last component of coordination, the Health Ministry’s authorities said in the event of Liberia being declared free from Ebola, the Incident Management System (IMS) will transition to a health sector coordination mechanism and review the terms of reference and structure of the national disaster commission and expand it to include epidemics and disasters.“This transitional plan is an immediate effort and connective tissue between the effective efforts employed to combat the outbreak and a continuation of pre-Ebola health investment plan towards the national development agenda.” While the objectives of the Ministry’s first 6-month plan expected to be accomplished by June 2015 are yet to be achieved, our health correspondent has reliably learned that stakeholders are set to meet today, April 6, to discuss another 6-month transitional plan which has been drawn up for July to December 2015. They are meeting at the Paynesville City Town Hall.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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No end in sight for Wimbledon queue

first_imgTaal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LATEST STORIES 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao “I was 13. I queued up on the pavement and saw Rod Laver play Tony Roche in the final.“My brother and I came along and it was a great experience. It was wonderful — and it’s wonderful now to meet Rod Laver and say to him, ‘I saw you win that match’!”In Centre Court’s Royal Box on Saturday, Australian great Laver, 80, was presented with a special replica of the men’s trophy to mark the 50th anniversary of his fourth and final Wimbledon title.The tennis-lovers camping in the park come from all over the world.Lewis went to meet fans camping out on middle Sunday, when Wimbledon has a rest day.For Monday’s play, a Centre Court ticket cost £130 ($163, 145 euros), while Court One was £110, Court Two £85 and a regular grounds pass £25.“I walked around there on Sunday and the atmosphere was amazing. People were really enjoying themselves. It’s just one of the great traditions,” said Lewis.“People on Saturday night, because play finished late, they didn’t bother to go home, they just camped.” Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Poland’s Hubert Hurakacz in a Men’s singles match during day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Tennis-lovers camp out overnight for Wimbledon tickets — and the All England Club’s boss wants to keep it that way, having slept on the pavement himself to get in.Chief executive Richard Lewis, 64, said he slept outside the grounds as a teenager in order to see the 1968 men’s final.ADVERTISEMENT Queueing is a great British tradition — and the most traditional of Britain’s summer sporting occasions is not seeking to end it.Every day, approximately 500 tickets are available on each of Centre Court, Court One and Court Two for those in the queue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut thousands more who want a simple ground pass face a lengthy wait — and there are no plans to eliminate the queue by selling such tickets online.“People seem to love it and I think it’s a good example where technology could change things if you wanted to, but you’d think very carefully before you did away with it, because it does seem to be so popular,” said Lewis. “We haven’t looked at technology for the queue. I wouldn’t consider it, not for the foreseeable future.”“Most people say it’s a wonderful experience.”Wimbledon remains one of the very few major British sporting events where visitors can still buy premium tickets on the day.Sleeping on the sidewalkSince 2008, fans queue on the soft grass in neighbouring Wimbledon Park in southwest London rather than on the hard pavement alongside the All England Club boundary walls.“I queued here myself overnight. It’s almost a rite of passage. I wouldn’t do away with it in a hurry,” said Lewis.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Zhang first Chinese into Wimbledon last-eight since 2013 View commentslast_img read more

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Leicester edge clear of relegation zone

first_imgClaudio Ranieri’s side now travel to Middlesbrough on Monday looking to pull farther clear of the bottom three whilst Slaven Bilic’s West Ham host Manchester UnitedThe home side could easily have been a couple of goals ahead in a fast and frantic opening and were only denied by fine goalkeeping from West Ham’s Darren Randolph and the post.Randolph worked wonders in tipping Mahrez’s left foot shot over the crossbar following a fine Leicester move.A minute later Marc Albrighton outpaced Dimitri Payet and sent over a pin-point cross which the unmarked Slimani could only head directly against the woodwork.Leicester City’s midfielder Marc Albrighton (L) vies with West Ham United’s midfielder Dimitri Payet during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and West Ham United on December 31, 2016 © AFP / Justin TALLISA rare scare for Leicester followed when Aaron Cresswell’s ball from the right saw Wes Morgan flick the ball into Michail Antonio’s path. The winger though had to stretch and skied his effort well over the crossbar.What turned out to be the winner arrived in the 20th minute when Albrighton produced a superb cross and Slimani planted a firm header across Randolph and into the net.It was nearly 2-0 moments later when Demarai Gray’s left wing cross was directed towards his own net by Angelo Ogbonna only for Randolph to block with his right knee at close range.The visitors claimed a penalty when Albrighton slid in on Payet, who crumpled to the ground.They came closer still to finding an equaliser when Payet’s free-kick, following a block from Daniel Amartey, led to a mad scramble inside the penalty area.Mark Noble’s pass was cut out by a sliding Simpson and Kasper Schmeichel saved from Payet with his feet.The in-form Antonio then fired against the crossbar with a spectacular effort from Cresswell’s cross.Huth was booked for winning the ball but sliding dangerously into Payet and from the free-kick a diving Schmeichel preserved City’s lead in diving down low to his left to push the ball around the post.West Ham United’s striker Andy Carroll (2nd R) vies with Leicester City’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and West Ham United on December 31, 2016 © AFP / Justin TALLISThe first half ended with Slimani hooking a shot onto the roof of the net from Mahrez’s cross.The second half lacked much of the goalmouth action but not the intensity or passion.Amartey was booked for a foul on Noble two minutes after the restart and Noble was soon forced off through injury.A high, late and ugly challenge earned a yellow card for West Ham’s Havard Nordtveit with his victim Ben Chilwell caught by studs into the midriff. Schmeichel raced 30 yards out of his area to join Leicester protests which promptly earned the goalkeeper a caution for dissent.The visitors were looking much the stronger as referee Anthony Taylor’s card-count continued to rise at a rapid rate. Simpson was booked from kicking the ball away after tripping Antonio before Manuel Lanzini also saw yellow for hauling back Amartey.Chilwell’s goal-bound shot was blocked by Andy Carroll, who also did enough to deny Shinji Okazaki from the rebound, then Ogbonna’s goal-bound header was blocked as City hung on for a vital win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leicester City’s striker Islam Slimani (C) celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and West Ham United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on December 31, 2016 © AFP / Justin TALLISLEICESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Premier League champions Leicester City eased their relegation fears as Islam Slimani’s headed goal gave them a much-needed 1-0 victory over West Ham on Saturday.Boosted by the inclusion of Riyad Mahrez, Robert Huth and Danny Drinkwater, Leicester looked every inch the side who battered Manchester City just a few weeks ago in one of this season’s rare high points for the Foxes.last_img read more

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Manchester United star rubbishes exit rumours

first_img1 Manchester United flyer Angel Di Maria Angel Di Maria insists he will be at Manchester United next season – despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain.The Argentina flyer, the Red Devils’ record signing, failed to impress during his first campaign in the Premier League.That has lead to interest from the Ligue 1 side, with talkSPORT being told on Thursday the ex-Real Madrid star is their No.1 target.But the former Benfica winger claims he is ready to battle it out at Old Trafford.“I have just finished my first season playing for Manchester United,” the 27-year-old said. “Now I will play the Copa America and then I will move back to Manchester for next season and do my best there.‘It was a hard season for me,” he added. “I think it was hard because it was another country and another league, and this league is harder than the Spanish one.“So, I couldn’t adapt myself as I wanted to. La Liga and the Premier League are completely different. The Premier League is physically stronger.“It was not easy at all. I ended playing few minutes.”last_img read more

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Former Liverpool and Spurs star takes US coaching job

first_imgBrad Friedel will make his first inroads into management as the United States Under-19s head coach.The former Tottenham, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Liverpool goalkeeper called time on his career in the summer at the age of 44.Friedel earned 82 caps for the United States during a 13-year international career and has assisted various national youth team camps, as well as working with players at Tottenham’s academy.Now, the recently-retired goalkeeper has been handed the reins of the US Under-19s squad.“I look forward to the opportunity to help develop our young players into professionals and full internationals,” Friedel said.“The last four years I have focused my coaching at the academy and development levels, and I’m excited to work with the entire group of committed youth national yeam staff members to increase our levels of development here in the United States.” 1 Brad Friedel last_img read more

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Sturridge backs ‘brother’ Sterling to defy critics and star at Euro 2016

first_imgDaniel Sturridge has told critics to lay off England winger Raheem Sterling and, instead, help him become of the world’s best players.Sterling has endured a tough first season at Manchester City, following a controversial £49million move from Liverpool last summer, and he’s looked poor for the Three Lions at Euro 2016 too as he suffers a crisis of confidence.But his former Reds team-mate has revealed he’s been advising the youngster through this tough time and insisted fans must back the winger and aid him in his quest to find his form in France.Sturridge told talkSPORT: “Raheem [Sterling] is one of the strongest [people I know]. He’s got thick skin in terms of how he is as a person. He doesn’t worry too much what people say. Those are the things I’ve had to speak to him about as well. He’s got to worry about his game and that’s it. And that’s all that he ever does. He works so hard on the training field.“He’s one of the most talented young players in the world. I don’t think people realise he’s 21-years-old.“We look around the world and at players playing for so many different countries and I don’t think you can name me many players who are 21-years-old who have done as many things and played as many games in the first-team at this level as Raheem Sterling has – and he’s an English player.“We have to groom him. We have to nurture him and we have to help him become one of the best players in the world. I believe one day he will become one of the best players in the world because he has all the tools to do that and I told him that today.“Confidence is this thing you have to overcome at times because you go through different phases in your life and your career. He’s young, he’s 21-years-old. You’re not a grown man at 21-years-old. People have to understand he’s one of the most talented players in the world, not just the country. Let him continue and he will come good and that’s a fact because he has the abilities.“For me, he is a brother of mine and I feel it’s been a bit harsh in terms of the criticism he’s received. He’s 21, he’s performed at the highest level for the last few years but also in the games he’s played for England he actually hasn’t performed as badly as people have made out, he’s done quite well, to be fair.“It’s important for people to understand, he will come good and he will show people what he’s about. I’m sure of that and it will put a smile on his face.”last_img read more

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Brush fire burns 8 acres, snarls freeway

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The driver was not hurt and no structures were threatened. More than 100 firefighters had the blaze doused by 2 p.m, said German Aguilera of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. – City News Service • Photo Gallery: Brush fire in Industry INDUSTRY – A blaze sparked by a car engine fire scorched eight acres of brush Monday and prompted closure of two lanes of the eastbound Pomona (60) Freeway for several hours. The driver of an Auto Club van experienced mechanical problems and stopped on the freeway shoulder at 12:44 p.m. The engine had caught fire, and flames quickly spread to nearby brush, said Patrick Kimball of the California Highway Patrol. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Your Strong Handshake May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

first_img Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 4.5★ J.R. Duren is a personal finance reporter at HighYa.com, where he covers credit cards, credit scores, student loans and more. He is a three-time winner at the Florida Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism contest.16 Hot Companies Hiring Now RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 23 hours ago 23h Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 4.7★ Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ 2.8★ Interior Designer – St. Louis & Dallas Oculus Saint Louis, MO 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL 23 hours ago 23h 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT N/A 3.4★ Certified Nursing Assistant CNA Towne Nursing Staff Hollis, NY Workplaces have changed drastically over the decades but one form of professional currency has seemed to keep its value: the handshake. The effect of a handshake is two-fold. First, it tends to be the platform for the other party’s initial estimation of you – the power of a first impression comes into play here. Second, a handshake is a form of non-verbal communication, which, experts say, tells a lot more about who you are than what you say. “The non-spoken word is such a big part of communication,” said Dr. Christa Arnold, an associate professor of communication at the University of North Florida. “Touch is so significant. It talks louder than words.” While the handshake is the end-all for your employer or potential employer’s estimation of your character and personality, it does present the dual-edge scenario in which you can help or hurt your standing.Because the shaking of hands holds this importance, it has been the subject of all types of valuation across the decades. Time has generated truths and falsehoods about the handshake, a few of which our experts examined. Fact: Shaking Hands Is Your Chance to Express Confidence, Respect and HappinessArnold says the handshake is such a powerful interactive tool because it involves, especially in the workplace, elements of power, reputation and confidence. “How you touch someone, whether it’s a shoulder tap or a handshake, is going to speak volumes about you and the perception of you,” she said. “That’s how the handshake is so important and touch is so important.” Arnold pointed out the handshake holds so much value because it’s actually comprised of three different forms of body language: hands touching, eye contact and facial expressions. Each one of these gestures says something about who you are. The handshake, she said, is an avenue to express your confidence. The amount of eye contact you make with the person with whom you’re shaking indicates respect. And, she said, your facial cues express how happy (or unhappy) you are to be in the particular work scenario.7 Body Language Mistakes That Make A Horrible First ImpressionFiction: The Stronger the Handshake, the Better the ImpressionLest you find yourself thinking handshakes should be brute and soaked in the bourbon-laden mystique of Mad Men, experts say an overpowering handshake is never a good thing. Dr. Jude Miller Burke, a psychologist, author and leadership/executive coach, said you’ve done something wrong when you shake someone’s hand “and leave them wincing.” “I think it’s really obvious when someone is doing that on purpose,” Miller Burke said. “I think it shows a lack of self-confidence when you overdo it with the handshake.” Arnold agrees on this point, noting that a forceful handshake can also exhibit arrogance. “Coming in too strong is as big of a mistake as coming in submissive, in my opinion,” she said. “People don’t like cocky, either. They like for you to be confident but not cocky. There’s a bit of a fine line there.”She went on to say that you have to find a balance between timidity and being commandeering. “You don’t want to be full of yourself, but you don’t want to be in a position where you’re unsure,” she said.”8 Words or Phrases to Avoid When You’re Trying to Project ConfidenceFiction: Handshakes With Women Should Be Treated DifferentlyGone are the days when social rules demanded that women offer a delicate hand during a handshake. “In the past 50 years, there’s been a big gender switch as it pertains to handshakes. It used to be that women were supposed to give a light, soft handshake. We were supposed to be gentle,” Arnold said. “That has changed.” While some workplaces may be mired in antiquated treatment of women in the workplace, men and women should always come into a situation with a firm, confident handshake. Also, Burke said, men meeting a female who is their senior in age or position should never assume they can add a shoulder touch to a handshake when there is no pre-existing relationship. “One mistake men make is that, even though a woman is their senior in age or status, a man will be overly familiar with his physical gestures and that can be really disrespectful,” she said. “In that situation, what you have is a younger man who is trying to assert dominance … it’s arrogant.”Women’s Work: Inside The Rising Trend of Female Leaders in ManufacturingFact: Weakness Equates to TimidityArnold’s final point about handshake facts and fiction is a good one. A limp handshake never bodes well for anyone. “It would tell me, and, again, I’m saying this based on literature and my own experience,” she said, “that you don’t feel very confident and that you’re a little unsure of the situation.” A weak handshake could tell your future employer or your boss that “you’re not coming in as an equal; you’re coming in as submissive.” The risk of giving a weak handshake isn’t so much the in-the-moment failure as it is an indication that you may not be ready for the job.“You don’t want to portray a submissive role when you’re trying to get hired,” Arnold said. “You want to come in feeling you’re confident in your ability.” Worried About Your First Impression? Practice & Remember That Your Handshake Isn’t EverythingAs embarrassing as it may sound, both our experts confirmed that the best way to nail your introductory handshake is to practice. Take some time in the day s leading up to your interview to stand in front of a mirror, extend a hand and make eye contact with yourself. Practice your verbal introductions. Examine your facial expressions. The goal is to present yourself as someone who wants the job, has the confidence to get it and is happy to be interviewing for the position., And remember, while the handshake is still important, it’s not the sole factor by which you’ll be judged. “I don’t think it’s ever been just about the handshake. It’s about the person you present,” Burke said. “Your body language. Your attire. Your eye contact. Your facial expressions. Hopefully, you feel comfortable and authentic enough about yourself to be who you really are.” 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA N/Alast_img read more

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What I Learned From Taking the Wrong Job

first_img 3.5★ CNA Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Lennox, SD Line Cooks Red Robin Hurst, TX 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ Sometimes a job seems right on paper, but once you actually start, you find that you have made a terrible mistake. Maybe the hiring manager painted an untrue picture, maybe you approached the job wearing rose-colored glasses or maybe you were so eager to get out of your last position that you leapt without looking.Whatever the reason, every wrong job can still teach some lessons that benefit you long after you have moved on. That may not be evident as you head to work each miserable day, but keep your head up and consider your mistake a learning opportunity for next time.Make Sure Your Expectations Are RightJason Hall: In my 20s, I worked as a retail manager, and I took a promotion that involved transferring to another location about 40 miles from my home. The next year-plus turned into one of the hardest periods of my professional life. And it was essentially all because I went in with terribly wrong expectations.As a retail manager, long hours and working different shifts are commonplace. It wasn’t out of the ordinary to still be at the store at 10 p.m., only to have to be back in before 7 a.m. the next day if a truck was scheduled to deliver merchandise.Unfortunately, I went into the job with the expectation that it would be an easy transition and my personal and social life would not be affected. The reality was very different; between working longer hours, a much longer commute and a schedule that changed all the time, I was forced to reevaluate my concept of work-life balance and make some personal sacrifices for the sake of my career.To make a long story short, I sucked it up and worked hard to support my store and team, and I learned the value of hiring great people to take the burden off myself. I eventually earned another promotion to a better opportunity — and made sure I went into that new job with the right expectations.In the nearly 20 years since, I’ve avoided making the mistake of not really knowing what I was getting into, and it’s paid off immensely in helping me be a better employee and partner. And that’s helped me earn a lot of opportunities for advancement over the years.How to Find a Job You’ll Want to Stay at for GoodMoney Isn’t EverythingMaurie Backman: When I first graduated college, I landed a job at a hedge fund that was exciting at first, but it went from interesting to awful in a matter of months. Not only was the environment abusive, but I really wanted a more creative role than the one I was in. But rather than stick it out for, say, a year, and then resign at that point, I wound up working there for almost five years. The reason? I was relatively well paid for someone my age, and I didn’t want to give that income up.I’ll be the first person to tell you that sometimes it does pay to follow the money. Like many people my age, I graduated college with a decent pile of debt and a pretty pathetic amount of savings. My goal in working that job was to pay off my loans and pad my bank account before leaving. But once I reached those milestones, I made myself stay on even longer because of the money, even though I was miserable.In hindsight, it’s quite clear that my first job out of college was the wrong one for me, even though I managed to make the best of it. Staying at that job so much longer than necessary wound up being good for my wallet, but bad for my career. But I did learn one key lesson: Never take a job you won’t be happy with just for the money — at least not for the long haul. Frankly, life’s too short for that.Management MattersDaniel B. Kline: Early in my career I worked for a now-defunct newspaper company that had a reputation for not treating people well. In my first job with the company, I had a decent boss who insulated us from corporate, so I never really knew how little the CEO valued people.That changed when I first interviewed for a promotion. The CEO conducted the interview, and we were talking about management style when he shared a piece of his philosophy with me.“Sometimes I like to fire someone for no reason just to keep everyone else on their toes,” he said.That was a red flag, but it was one I chose to ignore because I wanted the job. There were many others over the next few months, as I learned that upper management rewarded competency with more work and less help. The CEO — and by extension, the rest of upper management — did not see people as assets.Certainly, that’s not how I operate, and it put me in a situation like my first boss. I could be a buffer for the employees, or everyone could be miserable.I chose to take the burden on myself and spent over a year knowing I had made a mistake. Still, I also learned an important lesson in how to treat people and that when people tell you who and what they are, it’s best to listen.Related: Genius Physicist Predicts Trillion-Dollar Breakthrough7 Ways to Maximize Your Income3 In-Demand Jobs That Let You Work RemotelyThis article was originally published on The Motley Fool. 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