Ganesh Kumar’s reentry into Kerala cabinet won’t be easy amid threats by Kerala Congress (B) chief

first_imgR Balakrishna Pillai, Kerala Congress (B) chairmanKerala Congress (B) leader K.B. Ganesh Kumar is unlikely to secure an easy reentry into the Oommen Chandy cabinet in Kerala.Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president V. M. Sudheeran, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Chief Minister Chandy have expressed their displeasure at the way by Ganesh Kumar’s father and Kerala Congress (B) chief R. Balakrishna Pillai has been seeking his son’s reentry.Pillai had even threatened to release the names of the cabinet ministers who allegedly find mention in a secret statement by solar scam accused Saritha S. Nair.He earlier admitted to India Today that though he doesn’t possess the statement, he knows its contents.Pillai said Chandy cheated him by promising to induct his son into the cabinet after the Lok Sabha elections.But Chandy said he never promised Pillai a cabinet berth for his son and said he only suggested he would discuss the topic in the United Democratic Front to arrive at a decision.Adding fuel to the fire, Pillai also gave an ultimatum to Chandy that his son would resign from the assembly if the cabinet reshuffle does not happen before May 31.Agitated over by the comments, Chandy told a newspaper on Thursday that Pillai can very well release Saritha’s statement and cabinet reshuffle can wait till then.Though Chandy was earlier speaking for a cabinet reshuffle, opposition from various Congress leaders made him to put the decision on hold.The reshuffle was opposed mainly by the ‘I’ faction led by Chennithala who fear they would lose one of their ministers from their faction to pave way for Ganesh Kumar.advertisementC.N. Balakrishnan, Minister for Cooperation, Khadi and Village Industries, on Thursday said he would not resign from the cabinet to pave way for Ganesh Kumar.It was reported that there was an attempt to shift him from the cabinet following the defeat of two Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha elections from his native town Thrissur in Kerala.Meanwhile, Saritha S Nair told media on Thursday that she was not aware as to why her name was being dragged into the controversy by Pillai.Ganesh Kumar was ousted as former minister for forest and sports after his former wife accused him of domestic violence. The case was later settled.last_img read more

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Indonesian Naval ship arrives at Kochi port

first_imgKochi, Sep 9 (PTI) Indonesian Naval ship KRI Bung Tomo, a Multi-Role light frigate (Pennant No.357), has arrived at the Kochi port on a two-day visit. Captain Yayan Sofyan is the Commanding Officer of the ship which reached here yesterday, a Navy release said. During the visit, various interactions with Southern Naval Command have been planned. Sofyan called on Rear Admiral RB Pandit, the Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, today, the release said. “Other planned interaction includes exchange of visits by specialist officers and men from both the navies with Indian Navy personnel visiting the Indonesian Naval ships and Indonesian personnel visiting the training facilities at Southern Naval Command,” it said. Sporting fixtures, including volleyball and badminton matches, were also held. The ship had earlier visited Kochi in September 2014 post her induction into Indonesian Navy. KRI Bung Tomo is en route to Salalah. PTI TGB BN PVIlast_img read more

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Better job opportunities for Sportsperson; Government to form a committee

first_imgLooking to get into the Central Government through the sports quota? The government has now decided to form a committee which will review its recruitment process through the sports quota, where one of the issues will be reviewing whether yoga can be included as a discipline to qualify.The government aims to also review the numerous sports disciplines that would be considered for the recruitment process. Another important aspect is whether the percentage of sports quota recruitment for central government, which is now set at maximum five percent, should be turned into a minimum five percent.A meeting among officials will also be conducted to discuss another important issue, which is to review whether those sportspersons who win medals at big ticket events like Olympics, World Championships, Asian Games and CWG can be promoted to group A and group B in the central government jobs. According to a circular issued by Rakesh Moza, Under Secretary (Ministry of Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training), the committee will comprise the following: Jt Secretary (DOPT) as Convenor along with Jt Secretaries from Sports, Officers associated with employment of sportspersons from ministries of Defence, Railways, Revenue, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Home Affairs.With the Indian sportspersons doing well in recent years, the government has recognised the need to expand the list of disciplines eligible for employment and ensure facilitation of promotion for those already employed.last_img read more

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Ask a Resume Writer: How Do I Showcase Transferable Skills?

first_img“I’m looking to make a career change, and keep hearing about transferable skills. Do they matter, and how can I showcase them on my resume?”Ask any business executive about transferable skills, and they’ll tell you the same thing: not only are they important when making a career change, but essential to getting ahead. Once you reach a certain level, your hard-line training and education take a backseat to things like:Managing Change. Entire industries are being disrupted like never before. Can you navigate these waters successfully?Communication. Can you build relationships, manage conflict, and influence varied audiences?Leadership. Can you coalesce people around a vision for the future? “Just in Time” Learning. Are you skilled at rapidly gathering ONLY the information necessary to execute quickly?Complex Problem Solving. Can you find the opportunity in adversity? So now let’s break down how to communicate skills like this on your resume:1. Identify the Key Transferable Skills You Need to HighlightUse a resource like O*Net to quickly look up your targeted position and get a breakdown of essential transferable skills. Now spend some time thoroughly assessing the transferable skills you currently possess. In most cases, you’ll have at least 50% of those required by your targeted position. Ask yourself: What are all the skills I need to do my current job? Write them out. Now review your list and circle those skills which correlate with your targeted position. Finally, underline those circled skills which can be proven on your resume. These are the ones you need to focus on. 2. Show, Don’t Tell in AccomplishmentsThe CAR technique is a great way to to break down transferable skills into accomplishments that really sing on resumes. You must tie down transferable skills with accomplishments, or else it’ll just feel like fluff. For each highlighted skill, ask yourself:Challenge. What big challenges did you face in this area? Think entire career, not just your current job. Actions: What specific actions did you take to overcome them? Results: What was the impact of your work?Here are some examples of CAR-based transferable skills accomplishments:-Managing Change: Mitigated the effects of a $42M revenue shortfall as a result of new policy affecting direct marketing efforts. Led multi-pronged digital marketing campaign which cut a $42M loss into a $5M loss in 8 months. -Leadership:  Transformed staff retention rates through ground-development of a “Career Pathways” program, initially rolled out across Sales & Marketing prior to company-wide adoption. 3. Utilize a Resume Structure that Plays To Your StrengthsThe bigger the career change you’re attempting to make, the MORE important a role transferable skills will play. If you’re looking to make a more-or-less linear shift upwards, say from Senior Marketing Manager to Marketing Director, then a Chronological Resume Format will be your best best. Here’s its structure:CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME FORMAT:Opening SectionHighlight 3-4 key attributes that directly address the pain points of employers. Keyword SectionKeep this very industry-centric. A Marketing Director would have terms like Brand Management, E-commerce, Social Media, Web Analytics, Direct Marketing, and others here. Professional Experience Section. Jobs here are listed most recent to least. For each relevant position, start with a “Scope Statement” that highlights the bottom-line impact you had, then back it up with concrete, bulleted accomplishments. Education & Closing SectionsPay special attention here to any advanced training you took in your field, relevant volunteer work, anything else to further establish credibility as a leader in your “niche”.If you’re looking to transition back to a career path you were previously on, then a Selective Resume Format will probably be the most effective. SELECTIVE RESUME FORMAT:Opening Section & Keyword SectionBoth of these sections should be tightly focused on what you want, not what you’ve been doing recently. For example, if you’re looking to get back into a high-level Process Improvement role, but have spent the past few years teaching, then what you’re highlighting here is 100% about what you can do on the Process Improvement front. Collect and utilize relevant job postings to help focus your efforts here.Professional Experience SectionUse the “Scope Statement” and accomplishments approach for only those positions that are directly aligned with your job target. Everything else can be consolidated into bulleted sections (ex. Professional Experience 2008-2014).Education & Closing SectionsStart by highlighting job target-relevant details here.Finally, if you’re looking to move into a position that you have little-to-no experience in, then a Skills-Based Resume might be the best option. SKILLS-BASED RESUME FORMAT: Summary of Skills Section This is designed to showcase key skills, and cherry-pick accomplishments throughout your career to support them. Here’s an example:MARKETING:Developed 5K subscriber email list for XYX College newsletter, significantly impacting turnout for Alumni events. Supported social media advertising efforts on ad hoc basis for [company name], including strategy sessions with Marketing team and regular tracking and analysis of performance.   Ask a Resume Writer: How Can I Show Culture Fit? Professional Experience SectionSimply list job title, company name, dates and location for each position. Education & Closing SectionsThink about value-adds here. If you’ve done anything that supports your current target in a volunteer capacity, now is the time to provide some details about it! The 50 Best Jobs In America For 2019 Also on Glassdoor:center_img Impressive Skills to Include on Your Resume Anish Majumdar is an internationally recognized Career Coach, Executive Resume Writer, and LinkedIn Expert. His posts and videos reach a combined audience of 30M professionals every month. Take part in Anish’s free webinar training on Generating New Career Opportunities ON DEMAND in the Age of LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2nT3Tfc How to Negotiate Your Salary at Your First Joblast_img read more

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5 Tips On Building An Online Presence That Employers Love

first_img See more Assistant jobs 23 hours ago 23h Medical Assistant Centura Health Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO N/A 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A N/A Administrative Assistant Larson Gross, PLLC Bellingham, WA Dental Assistant Aspen Dental (North Hills) Pittsburgh, PA Medical Assistant Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin Appleton, WI 23 hours ago 23h You found the perfect job opportunity. Not only are you qualified for it, but also you love the company and are excited to join the team.After you apply, don’t just hope to hear back. The best way to land your ideal job opportunity is to be proactive.In fact, here at Job-Hunt.org we conducted a survey and found that 51 percent of employers and HR professionals say they do not consider candidates who don’t follow up after they submit an application. In other words, you’re more likely to be passed over if you don’t at least send an email to your potential employer.Following up is just one aspect of your strategy. You need to build a strong online presence, as well. Our survey also found that 61 percent of employers and HR professionals agree managing your online reputation is important.The best time to start is now. It’s important to develop an authentic representation of who you are as you search for jobs. By being proactive, you are ready to impress potential employers.Here’s what you need to do to manage your online presence to stay competitive and earn your dream job opportunity:Learn How to OptimizeChances are when employers get your application they’re going to look you up. In fact, our survey found that 17 percent of employers and HR professionals say the first thing they do is search for the candidate on Google.The good news is, you can influence what they find online. First, determine what keywords you want to rank for. These might be skills, certifications, and job titles. To rank for these in the results, start creating content online through a personal website, a blog, or another outlet like Medium.When you create content, make sure you know the basics of search engine optimization (SEO). Essentially, search engines look for content that comes from a credible authority and delivers value to the user.Keep in mind, our survey found 40 percent of employers only check the first page of results. Ensure you include relevant keywords so Google ranks your content high.It also helps to build a website with your name in the domain. This way, when they search your name, they will find your optimized website where you can include your current resume and a portfolio of your work.  6 Things A Hiring Manager Won’t Tell YouDefine Your ExpertiseBeing an expert can define your employee brand and make you stand out from the competition. In fact, our research found that 28 percent of employers say a candidate’s industry specific knowledge is the most important aspect of their online presence.Think about what you want potential employers to know about your industry knowledge.For example, if you work in marketing, define what specific domain you are an expert in. This could be paid advertising, social media marketing, or another field within your career.When you look at your past experiences, highlight the skills and accomplishments that are associated with and demonstrate your expertise. This way, you can use your knowledge to inform others.Continue to EducateOnce you know what strengths you want to promote, develop a content strategy that allows you to continually educate your audience. When you deliver value on a consistent basis, you can become an industry thought leader.Employers like to see various kinds of content. Our survey found that the forms they consider to be the best quality are online courses, instructional articles, and ebooks.As you continue to optimize your content and build a body of relevant work, you can earn more followers. Creating various forms of content to educate others shows employers you’re creative, passionate and an effective communicator.250 Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online For FreeJoin Groups OnlineAs you prove your expertise and educate people in your industry, your professional network becomes invaluable. In fact, our survey found that 38 percent of employers said they consider professional organization memberships to be a requirement in candidates.However, just joining these groups is not enough. Stay engaged with other members, attend events, and meet people.Bottom line: employers want to see you engaging in your industry, sharing ideas, seeking out learning opportunities, and staying informed.Stay ConnectedOur survey found nearly one out of 10 employers said candidates who comment in LinkedIn groups increase their chances of getting contacted for an interview. Furthermore, 13 percent of employers consider commentary in industry chats, through outlets like LinkedIn groups or Quora answers, to be high-quality content.Publicly commenting helps show that you’re interested and passionate about your industry and excited to offer your insights to others. Dedicate some time throughout the week to connect with others and stay engaged.Your online presence is an ever-evolving project. As your career progresses, share your new skills and what you learn. This will not only help you earn your ideal job opportunity, it will also keep you learning and growing as a professional.How are you managing your online presence and pursuing your ideal job opportunity? 3.2★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Showroom Assistant Wholesale Grand Rapids, MI 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Available Assistant Jobs 5.0★ 2.8★ N/A N/A Susan P. Joyce, is an online job search expert and owner and publisher of Job-Hunt.org, the guide for a smarter, safer job search. Connect with Susan on Twitter and LinkedIn. Kitchen Assistant Jackson Express Jackson, NE N/A Dental Assistant Today’s Dentistry by Drs. Polite and Clark Jacksonville, FL 23 hours ago 23h Certified Nursing Assistant CNA Northland Lutheran Retirement Community Marinette, WI Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA 4.2★ Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) EmpRes Healthcare Management Spokane, WA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

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New Survey Reveals 75% of Millennials Expect Employers to Take a Stand on Social Issues

first_imgFrom DACA and immigration reform to #TakeAKnee and the Freedom of Speech,  it’s more important than ever for employers to take a stand on social issues in America, according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Glassdoor.Younger workers are most passionate about employer commitment to hot-button topics: 75 percent of those ages 18-34 expect their employer to take a stand on important issues affecting the country and their constitutional rights, including immigration, equal rights, and climate change, more than any other age group. In turn, the data suggests that employers who pay attention to taking a stand on such issues may have a recruiting advantage.Furthermore, nearly four in five (84 percent) U.S. workers believe companies have an important voice in proposed legislation, regulation and executive orders that could affect the employer’s business or the lives of employees.Companies including Salesforce, Facebook, Deutsche Bank, Lionsgate, and Glassdoor have all taken stances on recent issues like equal pay, the proposed Muslim Ban and anti-LGBTQ legislation.  The Glassdoor survey reveals that employees expect employer engagement on timely political and social issues.“Today’s informed candidates want to work for companies that are actively engaged on topics that directly impact their lives and align with their beliefs,” said Dawn Lyon, Glassdoor chief reputation officer and senior vice president of global corporate affairs. “Today’s candidates, especially younger job seekers, want to work at companies that take a stand and take action.”With a highly charged political climate around immigration, Glassdoor’s survey also revealed how much employees value their global colleagues. More than half of employees and job seekers (58 percent) believe legal immigrant workers at their company are critical to the overall success of their business. Interestingly, more men (63 percent) than women (54 percent) feel this way.Giving back is also important to employees these days. 75 percent of U.S. workers expect their employer to support groups and individuals in need in their respective communities, either through donations and/or volunteer efforts.The big takeaway for job seekers is that companies are doubling down on their mission and values to improve corporate social responsibility and to attract innovative, informed candidates. Hair Stylist – Licensed – NEW CANEY, TX-11939 N. Grand Parkway E., 77357 Sport Clips New Caney, TX 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ 3,100+ Companies Committed to Equal Pay 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ 3.5★ 4.1★ 3.2★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Welder Trainee Helgesen Industries Hartford, WI 23 hours ago 23h E-Commerce Customer Service Representative Coaster Company of America Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA Speech Lanaguage Pathologist TheraCare of New York Norwalk, CT 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h Licensed Mental Health Professionals (LMFT, LCSW & Licensed Psychologist) City of the Heart Psychological Services, Inc. Perris, CA N/A 4.5★ LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL Restaurant Manager Chopt Creative Salad Company, LLC Charlotte, NC Browse Open Jobs Delivery Driver Saint Germain Catering Vienna, VA 23 hours ago 23h OTR Truck Driver Don Hummer Trucking Fort Worth, TX Clean Team Member Thorntons (Kentucky) Evansville, IN 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

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Ask a Resume Writer: Help, I’m Short on Successes!

first_img“My resume looks very skimpy when it comes to accomplishments. I know this is a big part of what impresses employers. What can I do?”It’s amazing how often someone I’m working with will begin by lamenting their lack of career success. And ALMOST every time, during the course of our chatting and doing a “deep dive” into this person’s work history, I’ll come away dumbfounded at how wrong they are.It’s not that you don’t have enough successes; it’s that you’re taking most of them for granted!Correcting this is essential if your resume is going to stand out.Here are 3 ways to get there:1. From the Outside InLet’s say you have a shortlist going of roles you’d be perfect for. Take a close look at the major things they’re asking for and ask yourself: what projects have I worked on which touch on this? Let’s take the following job posting excerpt for a Director of Change Management position:Liaised with Organizational Effectiveness Leader on global HR change strategies and initiatives.You can use this for fodder for a great accomplishment such as:Played integral role in the development and launch of “ONECompany” initiative transforming a regional, U.S.-based HR function into a global one. Defined HR change strategies in close partnership with Organizational Effectiveness Leader, and worked heavily with counterparts in Asia and UK to achieve critical roll-out milestones.Ask a Resume Writer: How Do I Make My Resume More Competitive?2. From the Inside OutWhat drives you? Is it the challenge and exhilaration of turning a cutting-edge technology into a launched product? Is it solving internal conflicts and getting teams playing on the same page? Is it leveraging analytics to improve the user experience? Jot down 3-5 of your key driving motivators. Now use them as fodder for resume accomplishments.Here’s an example of a resume accomplishment inspired by a driving motivator:Revitalized vendor and partner relationships through deploying a value-driven sales and marketing strategy emphasizing long-term relationships versus “quick wins.”Ask A Resume Writer: How Web-Friendly Should My Resume Be?3. Progressive GranularityBe on the lookout for opportunities to either elaborate upon, or else split up, major successes into a series of accomplishments. I call this “progressive granularity” because you’re finding new material through getting more detailed about the work.Here are 3 “Before” examples:I turned the underperforming New Mexico region into one of the biggest US sales growth drivers for the company.I generated over $26M in annual, recurring revenue through closing deals with major healthcare and security companies.I cut the formerly 8-day month-end closing process for product allocations down to 2.And now here are 3 “After” examples that demonstrate progressive granularity in action:Transformed New Mexico region into a Top 3 U.S. sales growth driver through:Building 3 high-performance sales teams from the ground up and introducing customized strategies across Home Health, Hospice and TeleHealth product lines.Reinventing the product demonstration process for greater impact and a shorter sales cycle.Identifying and differentiating high-value (or Tier 1) business opportunities from lower-value (Tier 2 and lower) opportunities, and efficiently allocating company resources accordingly.Secured over $26M in annual, recurring revenue through closing deals with Company X, Company Y, and Company Z, with the latter a multi-year exclusive. Leveraged deep understanding of the Healthcare and Security sectors to achieve buy-in at the highest levels. 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Certified Nursing Assistant CNA Towne Nursing Staff Hollis, NY 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA Interior Designer – St. Louis & Dallas Oculus Saint Louis, MO N/A Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 23 hours ago 23h RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 23 hours ago 23h Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 4.7★ Anish Majumdar is a nationally recognized Career Coach, Executive Resume Writer, and LinkedIn Expert. His posts and videos reach a combined audience of 30M professionals every month. 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Six Signs Your Career is Stalling

first_img 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA View More Jobs We all get there, at some point. We wake up and head to work, only to walk through the doors and realize whatever it was that motivated us in the weeks, months and years past is gone. The proverbial meteoric rise we were on has now stalled at its apex and you can feel that slight sensation that everything is plummeting into the mundane cadence you swear you’d never fall into. The good news is that very few career stalls are severe enough that you’re left without hope. In this post, we’ll give you six signs that your career is stalling, along with expert advice on how you can revitalize your career. Stalling Sign #1: You Don’t Feel ChallengedThere’s a relatively old theory floating around which states, quite simply, that employees are happiest when the challenges they face are equal to their skill level. If the challenge level drops, you become disinterested in what you’re doing. Rona Borre, founder and CEO of Chicago-based staffing agency Instant Alliance, said you know your career is languishing when the demands of your job don’t put your talents to the test. “You know you’ve stalled in your job when you no longer feel challenged on a daily basis,” Borre said. The remedy to this is simple, she said. You’ve got to look for opportunities to challenge yourself. “Whether it’s taking on additional responsibilities, volunteering to help on a project outside of your wheelhouse or attending online classes in your off hours, keep pushing yourself,” Borre said.Why This Economist Says Now Is The Best Time to Find a New JobStalling Sign #2: Your Employer Isn’t Delivering on What They PromisedThere’s nothing more injurious to your sense of momentum and accomplishment when you reach a goal your employer set, only to find out the bonus, raise or promotion they promised is no longer in play. This is a classic sign that you’re in a stall pattern, said career coach April Klimkiewicz, owner of bliss evolution.A great example of this, she said, would be when your company tells you they’re watching your performance in an important project and a promotion is in order if you do well. “You completed the project. You were told it was great, and there have been positive changes for the organization based on your work. The problem is, no one has said anything about the promotion,” she said. “More time goes by, and you feel like you were taken advantage of.”At this point, she said, it’s time to set up a time to talk with your boss and find out exactly what happened. “If the higher-ups drag their feet about it, push the promised promotion further back, or refuse to honor their word, it may be time to consider contributing your talents to a new organization that will value you by doing what they said they would do,” she said.The Dos and Don’ts of Asking for a PromotionStalling Sign #3: You Aren’t Making an Effort to Sharpen Your Professional SkillsEmployees who are interested in their job will make an effort, whether in their free time or on company time, to find learning opportunities that can help them excel in the workplace.A loss of interest in expanding your knowledge is a sign that you may be entering – or are already in — a career stall. “An obvious indicator that your career is stalling is a lack of participation in career development opportunities,” said Mollie Moric, hiring manager at Resume Genius. “In order to update existing skills as well as learn new skills, employees should be regularly engaged in conferences, online courses, or in-person workshops related to their field.”Stalling Sign #4: You Aren’t Getting the High-Profile Assignments You Used To GetYou know you’re in the sweet spot at your job when your supervisors and upper management tap you to be a part of crucial projects. When those opportunities wane and you see your colleagues getting the calls you used to get, Laura Small, a VP at Santa Monica-based ad agency RPA, says it’s a sign that you might be hitting a plateau. “Your supervisor may perceive you to be working at a very high level, but if you aren’t getting asked to take on big-picture or high-profile assignments, it could suggest that you are not where you need to be,” Small said. The solution? Start coming up with reach projects on your own. “Consider bringing forward your own reach project — something that would be of value to the organization and would also allow you to showcase both your current skill set and what you are capable of mastering in the future,” she said.The Best 9 Ways to Stay Motivated at Work and Inspire Those Around YouStalling Sign #5: It’s Not You, It’s the Industry You’re InThere are times when your career stall is beyond your control. For example, the industry in which you work could be in a stagnant season or, worse yet, in a precipitous decline. In these situations, your options are limited, said Alex Robinson, general manager at Team Building Hero.“Some businesses reach their market potential because the market is small or already saturated with competition,” Robinson said. “When this peak happens, the company is unable to continue providing growth opportunities to employees.”In this situation, either become the spark your company needs or make a move to a different company or industry. “If you find yourself in this scenario or a similar one, the best solution is to either be a catalyst for growth at the company (if your role allows it) or to move to a faster-growing company, perhaps in another industry,” he said.How to Change CareersStalling Sign #6: You Just Don’t Want to Get BetterThis final sign that your career is stalling is more a combination of several of the factors we’ve already listed. Not wanting to better yourself through career development and not creating challenges for yourself are signs that there’s something deeper going on. Dr. Andrew Selepak, a professor in the Department of Telecommunications at the University of Florida, said that, in the end, your career stall is a matter of motivation. “It is important to always keep looking for new ways to do your job better and new thing to do at your job. This means always learning more and keeping up with new things,” he said. “No one wants to be the dinosaur at work, but this happens when we stop challenging ourselves and stop trying to be better at what we do than we were.”In the end, no matter how much of a career morass you find yourself in, you have to believe you can get better every day. “I tell my students, they should always strive to be a better person today than they were yesterday by learning more and pushing themselves to be better,” he said. “If you have lost this motivation to constantly get better at what you do, not only with the external validations stop, but so too will your internal validations leaving you stuck and prematurely peaked when you could be doing more.”J.R. Duren is a personal finance reporter at HighYa.com, where he covers credit cards, credit scores, student loans and more. 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Glassdoor Headquarters Moving to San Francisco in 2020

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ Senior Account Executive Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ Director, Learning and Development Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA 23 hours ago 23h Senior Manager, Sales Operations Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Digital Marketing Analyst Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA 23 hours ago 23h Senior Software Engineer in Test, Jobs Management Glassdoor Chicago, IL 4.1★ 4.1★ After a decade in Marin County, Glassdoor is moving its global headquarters to the heart of San Francisco. The move supports our long-term growth and hiring as one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.“We are thrilled to make San Francisco our new global headquarters,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor President & Chief Operating Officer. “As we continue our rapid global growth, San Francisco is the ideal setting for our next chapter, as it offers even more access to top talent and cutting-edge office space to expand and achieve our mission of helping people everywhere find a job and company they love.”Slated for Fall 2020, the move will mark an exciting new chapter as we plan to create 300 additional jobs there over the next five years in our new headquarters location. From sales to engineering, product to marketing, Glassdoor is currently hiring as we promote our mission to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. As of today, we have localized sites and mobile apps in 18 markets around the world and recently expanded into Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand.  Currently employing nearly 900 people around the world, we have offices in San Francisco, Mill Valley, Calif., Chicago, Canton, Ohio, London, Dublin, Sao Paulo and recently opened a Paris office. It’s no surprise that Glassdoor is hiring across all offices.Glassdoor’s new global headquarters will be located at 300 Mission Street, currently known as 50 Beale Street. Glassdoor will initially lease four full floors with a capacity of up to 800 employees across its executive leadership, operations, engineering, product, sales, customer success, marketing, administrative and other teams. The space will feature San Francisco Bay views with design and layout to support creativity, collaboration and productivity. But don’t worry, we’re staying true to our Marin County roots and will maintain an office in Marin too! Join us! Check out our open roles across the globe. 4.1★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ 4.1★ 4.1★ 23 hours ago 23h Manager, Business Operations Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA New Glassdoor Jobs For You Lead Technical Program Manager, Security and Privacy Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA Director, Sales Strategy Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA Senior Manager, B2B Email Marketing Glassdoor Mill Valley, CA 23 hours ago 23h Account Executive, Innovation Team Glassdoor Chicago, IL 4.1★ 4.1★ View More Jobslast_img read more

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Chelsea, Liverpool go for Porto wonderkid Ruben Neves

first_imgPremier League interest is intensifying for Porto wonderkid Ruben Neves.A Bola says both Chelsea and Liverpool have made contact regarding a move.Antonio Conte’s Premier League champions and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are both looking to add depth to their midfield this summer.Both clubs see Neves, 20, as the future of their midfield, with the two-cap Portugal international making his first-team debut for Porto aged just 17.Neves became the youngest player in Champions League history to captain a side from the start of the game.last_img read more

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AC Milan director Mirabelli: Montella will have final Donnarumma say

first_imgAC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli says coach Vincenzo Montella will have the final say on Gigio Donnarumma’s status.There’s calls for the goalkeeper to be benched after he rejected a new contract last week.Mirabelli said: “He is a fine player who is owned by Milan right now and plays for Milan, then whether he starts or not is down to the Coach.”Asked if he will go to Poland to meet with Donnarumma at the U21 Euros, Mirabelli added: “I will go to the Under-21 Euros to see a few games.”last_img read more

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​Swansea tell Everton: You must offer £40m for Sigurdsson

first_imgSwansea City have told Everton that they must pay £40m if they want to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to The Sun.The report suggests the Swans are looking for £15m more than what Everton offered for the Icelandic midfielder last summer.Sigurdsson helped save Swansea from relegation last season, scoring 9 goals and providing 13 assists for the season. Everton, on the other hand, have had an active week in the transfer market, having made Jordan Pickford the most expensive British keeper ever and signing Ajax captain Davy Klaassen.last_img read more

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Wilson Center to Host Report Launch for “Women’s Economic Empowerment and Reproductive Health”

first_imgPosted on October 4, 2013February 2, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick 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)Next week, on October 10, the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, will host the launch of a new UN Foundation report, “Women’s Economic Empowerment and Reproductive Health.” The event will be held from 12:00-2:00 pm and feature speakers from the UN Foundation, USAID and the Population Reference Bureau.From the event announcement:As more women around the world become economically active, are they also empowered? And how will this empowerment change other aspects of their lives, like reproductive health? A new report from United Nations Foundation, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Reproductive Health, addresses these and other key issues for the post-Millennium Development Goals development agenda. It also offers an independent perspective on the long-term implications of rising levels of women’s participation in the global labor force.For more information on the event, including information on how to attend in person or view a webcast of the event, visit the Wilson Center.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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Event: Panel on Obstetric Fistula and Uterine Prolapse Next Week

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on July 7, 2015December 3, 2015Click 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)Tuesday, July 14, 20153:00 pm – 5:00 pm, followed by a reception from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmRSVP to attend at the Wilson Center in Washington, DCThis Wilson Center event, Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities, supported by the MHTF, will feature a panel presentation of the newest data and best practices from those who work most closely with maternal morbidities like obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse. Both morbidities illustrate the global imperative to address non-wealthy nations’ lack of access to preventative and curative health services, which creates insurmountable barriers to overcoming preventable and treatable maternal morbidity and mortality. Areas covered will include recent developments such as Fistula Care Plus Project’s breakthrough on surgical methods. It will be a chance for both policy experts and practitioners in the field to exchange ideas and learn what works, what doesn’t work, and what gaps in data or supplies still exist.A reception will follow the event at 5:00 pm. It will feature the Advocacy Project’s quilt made by survivors of uterine prolapse in Nepal.SpeakersErin Anastasi, PhDTechnical Specialist, Obstetric Fistula, Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, United Nations Population FundDr. Lauri RomanziProject Director, Fistula Care Plus Project, EngenderHealth, Inc.Mary Ellen StantonSenior Maternal Health Advisor, U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentModeratorSandeep BathalaSenior Program Associate, Wilson CenterJoin the conversation on Twitter by following @NewSecurityBeat, @MHTF, and #MHDialogue find related coverage at NewSecurityBeat.org and the MHTF Blog.RELATED CONTENT:Silent Suffering: Maternal Morbidities in Developing CountriesPoor Quality of Care Chills Progress in Improving Safe Delivery for MothersProgrammatic and Policy Recommendations for Addressing Obstetric Fistula and Uterine ProlapseMedia guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Francesca.Cameron@wilsoncenter.org. Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Please err toward responding if you would like to attend.LOCATION:5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson CenterWilson CenterRonald Reagan Building and International Trade CenterOne Woodrow Wilson Plaza1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NWWashington, D.C. 20004DIRECTIONS TO THE WILSON CENTER>Want to attend but can’t?The event will be live webcasted. To view the live and archived webcast, visit the event page.Share this:last_img read more

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Measuring the Quality of Family Planning

first_imgPosted on January 13, 2017May 19, 2017By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In October 2015, researchers, programmers and policymakers gathered in Bellagio, Italy to discuss strategies for improving, standardizing and simplifying the measurement of quality in family planning. The resulting papers, along with commentaries from Dominic Montagu and Kim Longfield, were published by Metrics for Management in late 2016.Issues surrounding family planning have gained momentum in recent years, exemplified by the work of Family Planning 2020 and the inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goal 3 target to “ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs” by 2030. Forty years of research has taught the global family planning community that quality is equally important as (if not more important than) affordability of services for increasing utilization of contraceptives. However, accurately measuring quality can be challenging. While numerous strategies, many of which are described in this series of papers, have been used to measure the quality of family planning services, a lack of standardization limits researchers’ capacity to compare programs in diverse global settings.The stakeholders who participated in the Bellagio meeting agreed that an effective measure of family planning quality should be:– Standardized– Simple– Credible– Actionable– Easy and inexpensive to use– Able to facilitate comparison against national standards– Valued by providersThe papers in this series provide an opportunity to review and learn from what has already been done and work towards consensus on a more effective measurement strategy moving forward.The importance of quality to family planningThe evolution of strategies and measurement methods to assess the quality of family planning servicesSteps toward improving quality of care in private franchisesExperiences with measuring quality to dateAn innovative public-private approach for benchmarking quality of healthcare: Implementing SafeCare in 556 healthcare facilities in Kenya, 2011-2016Overcoming challenges in quality assurance for social franchises for healthcare: Experiences from case studies in Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan, 2008-2015Constructing indicators for measurement and improvement of the quality of family planning programs: An example using data on choice from the Philippines, 1997-1998Social franchising for improving the clinical quality of family planning services and increasing client volumes at privately owned clinics: Evidence from the Suraj social franchise network, Pakistan, 2013-2014Quality in social franchises: Challenges of improving interpersonal relations, with qualitative data from Asia and Africa, 2015Examining progress and equity in information received by women using a modern method in 25 developing countriesKey considerations for making progress in quality measurementFamily planning quality assessment tools used in low- and middle-income countries: Review for application in clinic-based servicesOptions for measuring the quality of family planning programs: The experience of social franchisor Population Services InternationalThe quality of healthcare: Measurement of improvement or measurement for improvement?Benchmarking to assess quality of family planning services: Construction and use of indices for family planning readiness in Kenya with data from 2010 and 2014—Access the full series of papers from the Bellagio meeting.Learn about the connection between family planning and maternal health.Check out other posts from the MHTF’s Quality of Maternal Health Care blog series.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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Networking event June 12

first_imgJoin fellow Freelancers Union members, along with special guest David Yassky of the New York City Council, for a networking event in Brooklyn! It’ll be a great opportunity to meet other freelancers and swap business cards, as well as to bend the ear of an official in the City government. If you feel trepidation about making it out to Brooklyn, don’t. The event is at reBar, in DUMBO–just one stop away from Manhattan! Space is limited, so sign up now on our events page.last_img

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Getting through rough patches: The power of positive habits

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.I’m tired of reading about developing better habits. I’m not against good habits. I love a good habit. I’m just against reading another blog post about better habits and how to get them. If all the words that have been expended—and I have read—on the topic were as easy and useful as they sounded, I’d have a plethora of great habits and be living a charmed life.Neither has happened to me, yet.Most people try to develop “good” habits because they read something that told them that these 7 habits or those 9 habits were absolutely necessary for success. I think this is a bad notion to bank on.Why?Most of us know what good habits we want to develop to be successful and most of us know what to do to develop a habit; if you don’t, just Google “habits” and “success.” There are great books on habits by the likes of Steven Covey, Charles Duhigg, Gretchen Rubin, Jeremy Dean, Tim Ferriss—not to mention all the other hundreds of bloggers and books.Now look, I really like many of the people listed above. I own many of their books and have listened to multiple interviews and seen them speak at events where they’ve been featured. Their ideas and information have been extremely useful. I’ve been able to incorporate many good habits into my routine because of the advice and ideas I garnered from them.But, truth is…Most of us still don’t have great habits—though we always stop and read one more blog post about how to develop them. We’re desperate for that one hack (we might have missed) that will propel us to better habits.We keep thinking that if we have better habits we’ll have a more successful life. That’s what everyone keeps telling us. But, I’m not sure why we think there’s a correlation?Even if we do have good habits, they don’t necessarily guarantee great success. You and I know plenty of people who have great habits but you wouldn’t consider them a success. And vice versa, I know plenty of messy, disorganized people who are successful.Good habits ≠ great successHere’s the thing:I’m not saying developing a good habit isn’t a good idea. I think good habits are necessary—but not for the reason you think.So what are good habits for?Good habits are necessary to get you over the time you’re in a slump, you’re unmotivated, you’re tired, you’re in a dip.Habits are the grooves your brain falls into when it doesn’t have enough power to blast you past your unfocused, procrastinating, fearful, impatient, lazy self.Given that, then the question becomes:What are the best habits for you to develop and have in your back pocket so you can access them when you hit one of the rough patches we all experience in life?Rough patches are always individual and come in different forms: A daily dip, hitting a wall, losing your willpower, feeling fear that shuts you down, listening to negative voices, procrastinating, or just getting a little bummed out.If you pay attention, you know what your rough patches look like and feel like.Moving past rough patches through habitIf you’re just trying to develop a “good” habits because some blogger wrote a post or you read some list of “habits of the most successful people,” it’s highly unlikely that you’re going to make any of those habits a part of your life.For any habit to become part of your life I’d suggest you’ll need to go back to your rough patches and personalize the process of habit development.To start, answer the following 3 questions:What do your rough patches look like?When do they typically show up? What are the patterns in your life? Where might you experience a rough patch? How does it look? Do you find yourself with less patience beginning about mid-afternoon? Are you more short-tempered with your kids first thing in the morning because you’re running through all the to-do’s on your list? Do you have a big presentation coming up next week and your stomach clutches every time you think of it?What habits do you want to develop to manage your rough patches?There are lots of great habits we can develop. But we can’t tackle all of them and, more importantly, not all of them will help us manage our unique life. So, if you want to develop a particular habit know how it’s going to help you manage your life better. Knowing exactly why you’re doing something will keep you more committed to it.How can you personalize this habit to make it your own?Why is this habit important for you? What’s it going to do for you? My answer or some blogger’s answer may not be your answer. Personalize the habit for you to make it stick.Here’s an example:You realize that one of your rough patches is mid-day or mid-week when you’re tired and in the middle of a busy schedule and you’re not always as patient with colleagues, loved ones or your kids…So you decide you want to develop the habit of meditation because you know the science is proving that the practice of meditation can help develop a calmer, less emotional, more patient focus on the world…But every time you think about meditation you feel silly. There’s a little voice in your head telling you it’s too woo-woo. Your friends would get a good laugh. Besides, you tell yourself, where am I going to find the time to sit quietly on a pillow and meditate for any hour? I’m already on overload. I can’t get up any earlier and I’m shot at the end of the day.How are you going to personalize a meditation habit so it works for you?Look for 20 minutes sandwiched in between other parts of your life. It might be 20 minutes on a commute, 20 minutes in a car after a commute or waiting to pick up a child, 20 minutes early in the morning before your household is awake, 20 minutes in the office before everyone arrives or after everyone is gone. You’ve got 20 minutes somewhere in your day.Experiment with simple meditations. I’d recommend starting with a guided meditation as a start. There are lots of free guided meditations you can access via podcasts or apps. Tara Brach has many free 20-minute meditations available via her podcast—but there are plenty of others available. Experiment and find a teacher you like.Look for an easy location you can sit fairly quietly. It might be your car, a bus, train, park bench, outside your office building, in an empty conference room, at a Starbucks—you can find a spot. Enjoy for 20 minutes.No one needs to know—so don’t worry about the woo-woo backlash. Play around and experiment. Have some fun. You’ll be on your way to developing a habit that can actually help you live a better life.You can apply this technique to any number of rough patches and develop any number of habits to get you over the obstacles. Here’s a recap:Identify your rough patchesIs your rough patch first thing in the morning?Is your rough patch mid-day when you hit a dip?Is your rough patch when you’re stressed and you go for sugar?Is your rough patch when you’re bored and you go for the TV?Is your rough patch those all-day meetings?Is your rough patch at the end of the day when you just check out?Is your rough patch the weekend, when you turn into a big Idaho potato?Identify what habit you think will help you better manageEating healthierGetting organizedMeditationBetter sleepReading more booksRegular exercisePersonalize itBe creative, think out of your box and experiment!Heidi is an independent, certified life coach with several decades of experience in the corporate and non-profit sector. She uses the power of books to help her clients reach the next chapter in their life journey. To get free resources and a weekly newsletter sign-up on her website: UnHingeYourself.comlast_img read more

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How to keep your credit score stable as a freelancer

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.Among the many fears freelancers battle with on the regular is the issue of cash flow. It can be very difficult for us to keep payments coming in on time to pay our bills. After all, a client might not think much of sending in a payment a few days late, but landlords don’t treat payment deadlines with such a cavalier attitude.Individually, the occasional late payment is stressful enough, but enough overdue bills will start to affect your credit. As a freelancer, that can seriously impact your ability to expand and to become a business. Poor credit can prevent you from securing loans and even housing.Start Considering Credit in Your Daily LifeThe first step in improving your credit is to start thinking in terms of your credit score when you make financial decisions and when you conduct business.The first step is awareness. You need to understand how your daily activities aggregate into your credit score. This isn’t just about paying bills on time. There are a number of factors that go into a credit score, such as your ratio of debt to income and the amount you put on credit.There are too many factors to go into here, so take a moment to read through this credit repair guide from Fiscal Tiger to get an overview of what credit is, how to find out whether yours is good or bad, and how to begin thinking about your credit as a freelance professional.Review Your Expenses, Debt, and IncomeThe best way to repair credit is consistency over time. That’s why credit can be such an issue for freelancers, especially when just starting out, before you’ve worked out a good schedule, have regular clients, and have plans for how to handle turnover.It’s important to start keeping a monthly tally of your expenses. You can do this by looking at your statements and with a good old pen and paper, but if you’re looking for something to interact with on a daily basis, expense tracking apps can really help set and keep on targets.Speaking of targets, it’s time to start finding places to cut. Here’s the critical thing: Cut out subscriptions, services, and anything that goes on a credit card first. Improving your credit isn’t achieved just by saving money. It’s about reducing the monthly automatic load on your finances, things that go right onto cards with payment dates. Credit is a fantastic tool, but if you over-use it, the interest payments can kill your finances as well as your credit.Try and work out a chart of what percentages of your income go to which expenses. For example, the most common advice is to spend around 30 percent of your income on housing. If you’re overspending in one area, it might be time to downsize in order to take the pressure off.Protect Your Revenue to Keep Credit StableHere are some proactive steps you can take while you’re doing business to protect your income. This is a vital component of keeping your credit healthy and staying agile as a freelancer and business owner.A good deal of protecting your income can be done in advance of starting work for a client. Putting clear payment terms into your contract will go a long way toward avoiding disputes and delays when it comes time for clients to pay.If you’re very concerned about a new client or have had a series of bad experiences, it might be worth your while to consider deposits or milestone payments, which will help protect your income and ensure that you’re guaranteed some money with which to pay down pesky bills with due dates.It’s also a good idea to have some money set aside for legal fees. This is more a question of preventative measures than actually taking someone to court. Small claims court is relatively easy to file for and you don’t need representation, but a letter from a lawyer can solve problems before things get that unpleasant. A lawyer can whip up a threatening letter in half an hour to an hour. It’s an expensive hour and may only be worth it for high-value contracts, as you could be looking at a $200-300 expense, but one letter can often solve a lot of problems if it comes from a lawyer. If you’re in New York, however, going straight to small claims or a labor complaint could be very beneficial due to the local Freelance Isn’t Free act.Some people recommend putting late fees into contracts, but I’ve yet to decide if they are worth it or if they begin a relationship in too much of an adversarial way. They may also shoot you in the foot by setting the impression that a late payment is expected and acceptable to you, when what you’re trying to do is protect your income.Ben Steele is a writer, theat(re) professional, and nonprofit administrator. He was born in England, spent his teen and early 20s in Canada, and now lives in America. Please excuse his occasionally confused voice and the odd recalcitrant u after an o.last_img read more

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Female jockeys as good as men but get fewer top rides, says report

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share via Email Horse racing … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Quick guide Wednesday’s tips by Chris Cook Thank you for your feedback. Was this helpful? news Support The Guardian Read more She found their performance was identical for all but four number cloths: 3, 4 and 5 on the Flat, where male jockeys were superior by less than one quarter of a placing, and 15 over jumps, where female performance was superior by slightly more than one quarter of a place. “When we looked at the spread across the cloth numbers in handicaps, there was a clear skew [for female jockeys to be] towards the lower numbers of cloths,” Cashmore said on Tuesday.“The percentage of wins for cloth number one is higher than if you are looking at cloth 15, so when you look at that compared to the spread of rides, you can see female jockeys are on the horses with less chance of winning.“We ran the analysis on the percentage of wins for each cloth number in the data and used cloth number to control for the quality of rides that female riders were receiving. The model said there was no difference between male and female performance.”Just over 11% of professional riding licences, including apprentices on the Flat and conditionals over jumps, are held by women but over the 14-year period studied by Cashmore female jockeys took only 5.2% of rides: 6.5% on the Flat and 2.9% over jumps. The difference in the overall quality of horses ridden by male and female jockeys is also stark: female riders took 10% and 9.3% of rides in Class 6 and 7 races, respectively, but only 1.1% of rides in Class 1 races on the Flat.“There’s a huge difference there which is reflected in prize money as well,” Cashmore said. “It means girls aren’t taking the same share of prize money as they are of rides.“I’d like to try to change public perceptions about the performance of female jockeys. But also, we need to do more work on this, and I’m keen to progress it and extend it further.“So far, we have only controlled for the quality of ride that they are receiving and held everything else constant. If women are riding lower-quality horses, they have less chance of winning and to outsiders it can look as though they are not performing as well. If we can address this so people realise there should be no difference between performance of male and female jockeys, it could be something we can start to address on the track.” Show Hide Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Since you’re here… An analysis of the last 14 racing seasons and more than one million rides, on the Flat and over jumps, has cast fresh light on the representation of female jockeys in racing and in the best races in particular.A summary of the study’s findings, which was published on Tuesday, concludes female riders perform no better or worse than their male counterparts on horses of similar ability yet, while women take about9.5 % of rides in the lowest grade of races, only one ride in 100 in top-level events goes to a female jockey.Vanessa Cashmore, who is a work-based learning manager at the Northern Racing College, completed the research while studying for an MBA in Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries at Liverpool University. Cashmore analysed about 1.25 million rides in handicap events between 2003 and 2016 and focused on a comparison of male and female jockeys riding horses with the same racecard number. Share on Twitter Leicester 1.15 I’m Always Trying 1.45 Head To The Stars (nb) 2.15 Stuccodor 2.50 Enola Gay 3.25 Triple Chief 3.55 Chandos BelleChelmsford 1.25 Paradise Lake 1.55 My Fantasea 2.25 Highly Approved 3.00 Time To Blossom 3.35 Danzan 4.10 Jorvik PrinceAyr 1.35 Hangard 2.05 Uncle Alastair 2.35 Cockley Beck 3.10 Knocknamona 3.45 Hills Of Dubai (nap) 4.20 Precious CargoNewcastle 4.05 Desert Ruler 4.40 Vale Of Kent 5.15 Working Together 5.45 How Bizarre 6.15 Windforpower 6.45 Star Cracker – Share on Pinterest Talking Horses: stunned by news of Frankie Dettori’s pay cut Horse racing tips Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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21 days agoInter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez left frustrated by Barcelona defeat

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez left frustrated by Barcelona defeatby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez left frustrated with their Champions League defeat at Barcelona.Inter lost 2-1 on Wednesday night, despite Martinez’s early opener.”My goal must be put to one side,” the forward told ESPN.“We had to win and we were doing very well, but the game ended with great bitterness.“We had to take more of the chances we made. Messi is the best player in the world and Barca are hard to beat when he’s is on the pitch.“You can’t leave him an inch of space because otherwise, the match gets out of hand.” last_img read more

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