10 Tips for Interviewing & Landing a Job in a New City

first_imgWondering how to find a job in a new city? The truth is, it can be challenging. After all, you are not there already, and you can’t just go to an interview on a moment’s notice.But along with challenges, moving to a new city presents tremendous opportunity. For example, many of the cities that made Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs offer tons of job openings, high job satisfaction and great salaries. Some research even shows that moving to a big city can boost your earning potential.If you really want to find a job in a new city, what you need to do is find ways to convince potential employers that you are the person to hire regardless of location. To do that, you need to show them that you have all of the skills and qualifications necessary to do the work you are applying for.With that in mind, here are 10 tips that will help you land a job in a new city.1. Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute It is never a good idea to wait until just before you are ready to move to start applying for jobs. You should actually begin the job search process as soon as you know you are going to be moving. Start joining job search pages, and see what type of work is available in the area that you will be moving to. The sooner you start, the better. If you get an interview immediately, tell them when you intend to move, and when you will be available.The Best Cities for Jobs in 20182. Talk to Your Connections Chances are that you know at least a few people in the city you are moving to. Talk to them, and let them know that you are looking for a job. They can recommend jobs that they may know are currently open or that will be coming up, and tell you about other opportunities in the area. They can also recommend you to business owners that they may know, and may even be able to set up interviews for you. They can also help you with many other aspects of your move, including finding a place to live.3. Consider Locations There are many considerations when choosing a work location. For instance, will you need to commute, or is it within walking distance? Choose a central point, and then choose companies within a specific radius of that point, so you don’t have a lot of commute time. Start with a 10-mile radius, and work out from there. Unless you don’t mind a lot of commuting, try to stay within a 25-mile radius of that central point (preferably less in areas with heavy traffic). You’ll also want to consider factors like a city’s hiring opportunity, salary, job satisfaction and more. Wondering which cities in particular you should look at? Here are the top five locations on Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs list:Pittsburgh, PASt. Louis, MOIndianapolis, INCincinnati, OHHartford, CT4. Sign Up for Email Job Alerts There are many job search sites that offer alerts. You can enter the criteria you are looking for, including location, salary, type of work, etc. There are also many companies that offer their own job alerts, so make sure that you sign up for any that pertain to you. You may not be interested in every job that pops up in one of the emails, but if you don’t sign up, you could be missing out on exactly the type of job that you are looking for.Create Job Alert5. Consider Interviews You should always be available for an interview online, and whenever possible, be able to travel for an interview. Some employers only want to interview candidates in person, and if you are not able to get there, you are likely not going to get the job. Luckily, many employers don’t mind doing interviews via Skype. You get to talk face to face, without having to travel for the interview. If you do this, make sure that you are dressed as you would for an in-person interview.6. Be PreparedIf you are able to travel for interviews, make sure that you are prepared. Look up all of the free Wi-Fi hotspots in the area, including restaurants and coffee shops like Cheesecake Factory, Waffle House, IHOP, and Chop House. After all, you are going to want to explore your new area once you arrive, and eating out is a great way to start.7. Ask About Working Remotely When considering how to find a job in a new city, remember: You don’t always need to change employers! If you have a job you don’t want to leave, talk to your manager and see if they will allow you to work remotely. All you need is a space to work and a laptop, and you can do the same work that you do in the office. Many companies are allowing people to do this nowadays, and the great thing is that you have a lot of freedom.8. Ask for a TransferIf your company has offices in other cities, another option is to ask if you can get a transfer to one of those locations. If you are a dedicated employee who has proven that you can get the job done, chances are that they are going to be willing to accommodate you. If they happen to be setting up a new office in the area that you are moving to, they may even want you to be part of the team that gets the new office up and running.9. Consider Taking Temporary JobsIf you are unable to find a full-time job before you move, you may want to consider temporary work. There are plenty of temp agencies out there that are looking for a variety of skills, and you can be working until a full-time position comes along. In addition to temp agencies, consider doing freelance work. There are many websites that you can use to find freelance positions that pay very well, including Upwork.com and Freelancer.com.Here’s Why You Should Consider Applying for a Temp Position10. Take Advantage of Social Media You might be surprised at the power of social media when it comes to finding employment. There are several options. Start with your LinkedIn profile. Set your desired geography, and make sure that you join groups that are specific to that area. Join Facebook groups, and check out the Facebook pages for the various companies that you would be interested in working at that are located in the area you are moving to.Moving is stressful enough — don’t let worrying about how to find a job in a new city preoccupy you more than it needs to. Follow these simple tips, and your odds of scoring a new job in a new locale will greatly increase. 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AC Milan learn Man City price for Mangala

first_imgAC Milan have opened talks with Manchester City for Eliaquim Mangala.The France defender, after last season’s loan with Marseille, is set to leave City this summer.Mangala approached Lyon last week about a return to France, but is also a target for Milan. Eurosport says the Rossoneri have been informed they can sign Mangala for €18 million.And the defender is keen on the move to happen, accepting he has no future at City under manager Pep Guardiola.last_img

7 Facebook Essentials Nonprofit Marketers Need to Know

first_imgHere are 7 Facebook essentials for nonprofit marketers:Your nonprofit’s web site is becoming less relevant by the minute. Users dive in and out to find exactly what they need, but few “page through” sites at this point.Facebook is the primary network for college grads, and its user base is diversifying rapidly beyond students (including the aging of the initial user base), with 35+-ers comprising over 40% of users).With a clean and easy-to-use interface, Facebook is coming to be THE social network, and a key tool for your nonprofit marketing.It’s the first social network your nonprofit should tackle — college grads with money. See this demographic and audience analysis for proof.Media is embedded right in Facebook, so you have the opportunity to do some rich storytelling with audio, video and live-streaming video.Individuals with similar interests are busy developing their own communities through Facebook’s friends network. All of these are opt-in only; so participants are engaged and connected, having decided to join. Perfect way to connect with target audiences on your issues when there’s an overlap in interests.Facebook is a low cost and highly effective way to engage with a broader audience. Potential benefits are powerful promotion of your blog, e-news, events and more, and an organic way of staying in touch with core audiences on an ongoing basis. You can even organize and manage events.Take a look at the Humane Society’s Facebook page, which integrates multi-media, event management and more.Jump in today to strengthen your nonprofit marketing. Assign a few staffers to join and set up profiles, find what’s there community-wise and start to participate in related communities. From there, you’ll want to launch a group for your nonprofit or event.Source: http://www.gettingattention.org/my_weblog/2007/09/7-essentials-th.htmlAbout the AuthorNancy E. Schwartz helps nonprofits succeed through effective marketing and communications. As President of Nancy Schwartz & Company (http://www.nancyschwartz.com/), Nancy and her team provide marketing planning and implementation services to organizations as varied as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Center for Asian American Media, and Wake County (NC) Health Services.Subscribe to her free e-newsletter “Getting Attention”, (http://www.nancyschwartz.com/getting_attention.html) and read her blog at http://www.gettingattention.org/ for more insights, ideas and great tips on attracting the attention your organization deserves.NOTE: You’re welcome to “reprint” this article online as long as it remains complete and unaltered (including the copyright and “about the author” info at the end), and you send a copy of your reprint.last_img read more

Digging into eNewsletters

first_img“Urgent vote TOMORROW!” “Your account balance is overdue.” “Hurry, final sale ends tonight!”With so many other, potentially more urgent messages competing for your email list members’ attention, what can nonprofits do to maximize the likelihood that their eNewsletters will be opened, read, and clicked on? We recently conducted a review of five national nonprofits’ eNewsletters to help isolate some reliable ways to grab your readers’ attention and draw them in to your eNewsletter. Our survey included standard monthly newsletters (which were sent to the majority of the organizations’ email lists) that were issued by Human Rights First, The Human Rights Campaign, The Smithsonian Institution, League of Conservation Voters, and The Wilderness Society between February and June of 2007.By examining design, content, and link popularity, as well as messaging metrics such as click through rates and open rates, we arrived at a number of recommendations:Place the Most Important Articles at the Top. Generally the articles located near the top of the newsletter tended to receive a higher average click through rate on their links.Give People an Opportunity to Donate or Take Action. eNewsletters that included links to donate or take action resulted in readers clicking on those links. However, click through rates for donation and take action links in eNewsletters were still considerably lower than click through rates for stand-alone action alert emails and donation appeals.Include Fun Stuff in the Sidebars. Some of the eNewsletters we reviewed included fun or interactive features such as trivia questions or an action counter in their sidebars under the menus that linked to articles. Readers clicked on these links, despite their lower placement in the message.Relocate that Tell-a-Friend Link. Unfortunately, it turns out that friends don’t tell friends about eNewsletters. The tell-a-friend links in the messages we reviewed received generated extremely low click through rates of less than .05 %. It’s possible that this is partly a result of poor placement — the majority of the tell-a-friend links in the eNewsletters we reviewed were located at the very bottoms of the messages. It’s also possible that eNewsletters are simply not urgent enough to motivate many people to forward them to a friend. But if boosting viral marketing of your eNewsletter is a key priority for your organization, try placing the tell-a-friend link either at the top of the message or near an interesting article, instead of in the footer of the message.Don’t Skimp on the Design. It’s important to have a clean, easy-to-navigate layout, as well as a consistent banner, and a prominent sidebar. And of course don’t shy away from the fun stuff, like trivia questions, casual updates from the executive director or staff member, or activist and staff spotlights – that’s where an online newsletter can really personalize your organization for your list members! However, given the possibility that the use of images may cause your message to be sent to a spam folder, display badly, or take a long time to load for people on slower internet connections, it would be wise to try to maximize the use of HTML to give your eNewsletter an exciting, interesting layout and rely less on the use of images.Consider Cultivation as a Goal. Although it’s unlikely that your eNewsletter will ever come close to generating as many actions or donations as your stand-alone action alerts and fundraising appeals do, it can play an important role as a cultivation tool. By giving you a monthly forum through which to tell the full story about your work – as opposed to updates about just one campaign or issue – an eNewsletter can build and deepen your list members’ relationships to your organization.Source: http://www.mrss.com/news/digging_into_enewsletters_august_2007.pdflast_img read more

Guttmacher Institute’s Data Center

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 19, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Guttmacher Institute recently developed a Data Center that allows users to create tables and maps from data contained in Guttmacher reports, such as “Adding it Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health.” Additionally, country summaries are available that display all data for a given country.The Data Center is an easy to use, straightforward tool for finding information on abortion, pregnancy, services and financing, adolescents, and contraception.Looking for information and data for Bolivia (or just about any other country)? It’s just a click away.Need some help figuring out how to use it? Guttmacher also provides a tutorial in PDF and PPT formats.Share this:last_img read more

PMNCH Partners’ Forum Taking Place Today and Tomorrow in South Africa

first_imgPosted on June 30, 2014November 4, 2016By: Katie Millar, Technical Writer, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Today and tomorrow up to 800 maternal, newborn, and child health leaders will gather in Johannesburg, South Africa at the 2014 World Health Organization’s (WHO) Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) Partners’ Forum. Given the current environment of determining the post-2015 agenda, this meeting is critical in gathering world leaders to emphasize the importance of protecting and ensuring the health of women and their children around the world.Since the contextual factors that impact maternal, newborn, and child health are diverse, representatives at the PMNCH Partners’ Forum include public and private sector representatives and experts in health, gender and development, nutrition and education. This diverse group of participants will allow conclusions of the forum to address how diverse sectors can all support supporting and ensuring maternal, newborn, and child health.The Partners’ Forum will also include the launch of four landmark reports:Every Newborn Action Plan provides a concrete plan and platform for improving neonatal health and preventing newborn deaths and stillbirths.Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health Report spotlights 10 countries that serve as models for making considerable progress improving maternal and child health, especially for high-need countries.Countdown to 2015 Report for 2014 is a report that assesses current coverage and equity of coverage of maternal and child health interventions and the financial, policy and health systems factors that determine if proven life-saving interventions are delivered to woman and children.State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 (Africa focused launch) highlights progress and challenges that 41 Sub-Saharan countries have seen since 2011 in delivering life-saving midwifery services.Tune into the discussion happening at PMNCH’s Partners’ Forum by going to the #PMNCHLive Hub, #PMNCHLive Daily Delivery sign-up, and #PMNCHLive on twitter.Are you attending the PMNCH Partners’ Forum? Would you like to share your experience or reaction to the discussions taking place? Please contact Katie Millar on how you can be a guest contributor to the MHTF Blog. Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Advancing Maternal #HealthForAll at the 2017 Institutionalizing Community Health Conference

first_imgPosted on March 13, 2017May 19, 2017By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, 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)The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is delighted to participate in and support the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (ICHC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, taking place 27-30 March 2017. The conference will bring together 350 leading experts in community health workforce from nearly 40 countries for a four-day, highly interactive event.The conference, hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), aims to help countries strengthen partnerships with communities for improved maternal, newborn and child health. As stated in WHO’s Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, maximizing the education and deployment of community-based health workers is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda. The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) affirms community health work as an essential component of health system resilience.Join the discussion on social media and follow along virtually!Participate in a Twitter Chat on 14 March to discuss why community health is crucial to achieving sustainable development and universal primary health care. Please see the Twitter Chat toolkit for full details.14 March 2017 | 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EDTHashtag: #HealthForAllTwitter Handle: @MCSPGlobalJoin the discussion and submit questions to panelists during the conference using the hashtag #HealthForAll. The MHTF will be live-tweeting select sessions, focusing on the link between community health and maternal newborn health. Please see the conference social media toolkit for full details.Watch the live-streamed plenary sessions and host a viewing party with colleagues to promote the discussion on community health! Access the live-stream and viewing party toolkit here.Attending the conference? Join us at the following MHTF-supported panels:Session 26: Community empowerment and genderSession 30: Building national capacity and demand for implementation research to take forward the community health agendaSession 32: Selected topics in implementation research for community-based service deliveryPlease see the conference program for full details.—The MHTF will be at the conference gathering the most relevant information on how advancing community health approaches can improve global maternal newborn health. Subscribe to receive key updates, takeaways and lessons learned from ICHC 2017!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Is your office space stressing you out? Here are 5 tips to declutter and destress

first_imgA recent survey found that as many as 8 in 10 Americans are stressed out about their jobs. That means, if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your work is causing you stress.But why is work so stressful? For a lot of people, just the idea of going to the office causes angst. In fact, as many as 78% of people get Sunday night anxiety about going to work on Monday.The problem could be the office space itself. It could be that it’s too small, too cluttered, and too loud. These may sound like teensy office annoyances, but for many they can be the root cause of workplace stress. Studies have shown that your environment affects your mood and your health, so creating the a positive office environment might be the key to getting rid of some of your stress.If your office space is stressing you out, try out these 5 ideas and see if you can’t transform your environment (and your mood) for the better:1. Declutter your deskYou may have heard the old Einsteinism, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”Proponents of this way of thinking will often tell you that people with messy desks are more creative. This may be true, but it’s good to remember that they’re not creative because of their messy desks, it’s just that creative people tend to be disorganized. Messy people also tend to be more stressed than they appear. Maybe that’s why, in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo says that “visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder.”So organize your desk! How you do so is up to you—it’s the thought that counts. People with organized desks are often:Less likely to commit a crimeLess likely to litterMore likely to show generosityMore likely to give to charityThese traits are all associated with happy, unstressed people.2. Get organized onlineNo one likes working with a control freak, but maintaining a level of control in your life (and in your office) matters to your mental health. Even small degrees of control, especially in chaotic office environments, can make all the difference in lowering stress.This is also true for digital spaces. Try to find a place for everything you use online and use software that helps you stay organized. This may sound obvious, but so many people function with disorganized file folders and inefficient routines. This will help you develop better digital habits that make things more streamlined in future.In addition, organizing your day the night before (with calendars and blocks of time), can help you break things down into digestible chunks that are less intimidating.You might even end up saving yourself a lot of time. The 40-hour work week is a relic. People are working an extra 7 hours a week on average, with nearly 1 in 5 working over 60 hours a week. A little more organization could go a long way towards a shorter work day.3. Don’t rely on caffeineOffices promote some very unhealthy behavior in Americans. Bad posture and bad vision are often the easiest to identify, but few people point out one of the greatest offenders: the coffee pot.On average, Americans drink 3.1 cups of coffee a day. That’s quite a lot of caffeine. While we all need a burst of energy sometimes, but coffee might not be the best place to get it.Studies show that caffeine from coffee lasts longer than we thought and can be a leading cause of compounding stress. So the more trips you make to the coffee machine, the more stress builds up inside.It’s worth exploring options that keep your body and brain decluttered. If you’re suffering from a lack of energy, your problem might just be a lack of vitamin D.4. Schedule out-of-office timeTaking breaks for your brain is good. When you take a break, you deactivate your brain. When you return, you activate it. This back and forth allows you to refocus your goals and not overthink anything.Studies have also shown that people who give themselves time for a 30-minute walking break from work were generally more enthusiastic and relaxed while being less stressed.And you shouldn’t just take small breaks, either—4 in 10 americans don’t take their full vacation time. This is a big mistake. Take your vacations. They’re good for you!5. Find a quiet spaceFor focused, highly productive work—it’s best to find a quiet space to think. But that can be difficult when 70% of companies feature an open-floor plan. This can lead to a lot of stress, especially when there’s only 1 quiet, secluded space for every 12 employees.In this digital age of hyper-productivity, we require quite, relaxed spaces without distractions to think and function. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of every quiet space you can around the office. Otherwise, the overwhelming white noise might just drown you out your thoughts.But those spaces may not be in your office, or even in the same building. If that’s the case, you might think about taking “off-sites” once in awhile. A change of scenery can be the best way to boost your productivity.Moving on, without stressYour environment matters. Whether it’s a cluttered desk, a noisy office, or just antsy, caffeine-addicted coworkers that can’t stop watching YouTube videos, our office environment greatly impacts our work productivity.The secret to staying decluttered and destressed is to recognize the impact that clutter and stress has on you, and to take positive steps to reduce that impact and live as healthy and stress-free a life as possible.last_img read more

Ranji Trophy 2017: How Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary’s comments fired up Gautam Gambhir’s Delhi

first_imgDelhi coach KP Bhaskar has said Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary’s comments before their semi-finals clash were “uncalled for”.Gautam Gambhir and Kunal Chandela smashed hundreds to help Delhi thrash Bengal by an innings and 26 runs and secure a berth in the final of the Ranji Trophy.”Delhi would not have forgotten that we had taken the first-innings lead against them in 2015. And if they have forgotten that, we will remind them on the field from tomorrow,” Tiwary had said before the two sides met in the last-four clash in Pune.Delhi and Bengal had last met in 2015 in which Tiwary-led side got better of Gambhir’s Delhi. The match was also infamous for a spat between the Tiwary and Gambhir in which both captains were involved in a heated exchange on the field during a group game at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.”It (Tiwary’s comments) was uncalled for. I thought they were probably overconfident, getting 850 [695 for 6] against Gujarat. How can you go with four bowlers against a side like Delhi with Gautam and some of the youngsters around? Probably that means they were relying more on their batting,” Bhaskar said.Bhaskar further praised the youngsters in the team for their spirited show so far in the campaign.”Guys like Kunal Chandela have been a revelation. Vikas Tokas played a gritty innings today along with Himmat Singh. Tokas has a slight hamstring tear, but he should recover [ahead of the final]. He bowled his heart out today,” he said.Bengal, bowled out for 286 in their first innings, fought back after the strong opening stand between Gambhir and Chandela thanks to a six-wicket haul by Mohammed Shami.advertisementHowever, pacers Navdeep Saini (4/35) and Kulwant Khejroliya (4/40) wrecked havoc in Bengal’s second innings, sharing eight wickets between them to bundle the opposition out for a paltry 86.After conceding a crucial 112-run lead in the first innings, Bengal were off to a forgettable start losing their top five wickets for mere 44 runs on the board.Vice captain Sudip Chatterjee (21), skipper Manoj Tiwary (14) and stumper Shreevats Goswami (17) managed to get the starts but failed to convert when the team needed the most even as Bengal lost their remaining five wickets within a span of 42 runs.Delhi managed to get the early breakthrough with the wicket of opener Abhishek Raman (0), thanks to pacer Vikas Tokas trapping him plumb in front.Abhimanyu Easwaran (13) and Sudip then started rebuilding the innings with a brief 27-run second wicket stand — the highest for Bengal in their second essay before Khejroliya struck with the wicket of the opener.Thereafter, it was one way traffic for the Delhi boys, as wickets began to tumble at regular intervals.Earlier, India’s red ball specialist Mohammed Shami snared six wickets to apply the brakes on Delhi, who resumed at their overnight score of 271/3 and went on to add 127 runs to their total.For Delhi, Himmat Singh contributed with a valuable 60 on Tuesday after twin centuries from openers Gautam Gambhir (127) and Kunal Chandela (113) set the tone for a grand first innings total.last_img read more

Fox Speaks Out Against Big 12 Expansion, Monday Could Be Dramatic

first_imgSpecial LIVE #BYUSN edition Monday at 6pm ET for complete #BYUtoBig12 coverage including press conference on BYUtv & BYU Radio pic.twitter.com/EcO9Zqvhdh— BYU Sports Nation (@BYUSportsNation) October 17, 2016But according to various sources, this is far from a done deal (even now with today’s announcement at 5 p.m.). Here’s my man Dennis Dodd at CBS Sports on the situation.Officials at the highest level of the Big 12 have indicated to CBS Sports over the past few weeks that they have no idea which way things are headed. One person with intimate knowledge of the process said there was a “fairly good” chance expansion may be tabled, then quickly added, “I have no idea what’s going to happen.”I still think the Big 12 could be playing chicken with FOX and ESPN. There is a sense that not only are those networks not excited about programming with BYU or Cincinnati, but they might be willing to pay more money to the Big 12 for it to not happen.How crazy would that be? The Big 12 could presumably pad its revenue by $1 billion over the next 10 years because of clauses in its contracts with ESPN and FOX which is of course enticing. But you would also be pissing off two partners who you will have to eventually re-negotiate with.Maybe that ship has already sailed. Maybe Shanks and his colleagues at ESPN are already so angry that none of this even matters. Monday’s announcement (of lack thereof) will be really intriguing, and either way, it looks like the Big 12 will increase its revenue flow in the short term. I just wonder if it will even be around in the long term to realize the benefit.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! I think this might be the first time we have an executive from either FOX or ESPN — the two companies the Big 12 currently has TV contracts with — speaking out against Big 12 expansion. Of course the Big 12 is seemingly about to follow that up by, you know, expanding because the Big 12 will always Big 12 so hard.Anyway, here’s Eric Shanks, president of FOX Sports.“We don’t think expansion in the Big 12 is a good idea for the conference,” Shanks told Sports Business Daily. “We think it will be dilutive to the product in the short term. In the long term, it’s probably harmful to the future of the conference. Who knows where expansion is going to go. Reading the smoke signals, [expansion talk has] cooled off. I don’t know why. We’re still in discussions with them. We still have a long way to go in the deal. We’ll work through it the best way that we can.”Now the Big 12 will hold a press conference on Monday afternoon to announce … something. BYU tweeted about it which implies pretty hard that BYU will be prominently involved.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd midfielder Paul Pogba fit to face Rochdale

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Paul Pogba fit to face Rochdaleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is fit to face Rochdale in the Carabao Cup tomorrow.United host the League One side in the third round of the Carabao Cup and will be boosted by the return of Pogba, who has missed the last three games against Leicester, Astana and West Ham.Solskjaer said: “He’ll probably get some minutes against Rochdale. “But we definitely think he’s ready for Arsenal.”Also returning is 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood, fresh from his match-winning goal against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2M Suspension of Asia-Europe String Too Late

first_imgzoom The 2M carriers, Danish Maersk and Switzerland-based MSC, have decided to suspend regular sailings of their Asia to North Europe string ‘AE-9/Condor’ from September amid collapsing freight rates spurred by lower demand on the trade this year.Total demand on the headhaul trade dropped by 3.5 % during the first half of 2015, while average capacity increased by 3.4 % in the same period.Last week, rates for twenty-foot equivalent units from Asia to Europe stood at a loss making level equaling to USD 640, according to the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index. However, according to market analyst Alphaliner, the decision on suspension comes too late to reverse the ongoing rate slide on the trade.“Alphaliner already highlighted the need for each of the four alliances to remove one Far East to North Europe string in June, in order to balance trade capacity with the lower demand,” Alphaliner said.The ‘Ocean Three’ carriers eventually made the first move and announced the cancellation of 12 consecutive weekly sailings starting from the end of June. Not much later, this was partly matched by the G6 and CKYHE alliances, with selected void sailings.As World Maritime News reported yesterday, G6 carriers voided additional four sailings within their Asia-Europe product in response to drop in market demand.“The 2M carriers however, remained steadfast in not withdrawing any capacity throughout the months of July and August. The shipping lines’ failure to remove surplus capacity has effectively doomed the last two General Rate Increases (GRIs), announced on 1 July and 1 August, respectively,” Alphaliner added.The industry analyst believes that although carriers will attempt another rates hike on 1 September, any success would likely be short-lived as demand is expected to fall sharply in October, when China’s week-long National Day ‘Golden Week’ holidays will mark the end of the summer peak season.Danish liner giant Maersk Line has already revealed plans to hike spot freight rates by USD 1,000 on main routes from ports in Asia to ports in northern Europe from September 1.The move was soon backed by Mediterranean Shipping Company and French CMA CGM, which have announced rate hikes of USD 1,000 and USD 950 respectively, along with Evergreen, Orient Overseas Container Line and Japanese K Line, Reuters reports.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

More aircraft deployed to trace missing transport plane in Arunachal now

first_imgItanagar/New Delhi: A massive day-night search for a transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, which went missing two days ago, continued on Wednesday in remote mountainous Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district.The Russian-origin AN-32 aircraft with 13 people on board lost contact on Monday afternoon after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Menchuka advanced landing ground near the border with China. IAF sources Wednesday said additional assets including two Sukhoi-30 aircraft were deployed on the third day to locate the missing plane apart from the fleet of C-130J and AN-32 planes and two Mi-17 and two ALH helicopters. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe ground forces included troops from the Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police and state police. The two Sukhoi-30 and two C-130J aircraft will carry out night missions, they said. The IAF has been regularly updating the families of all air-warriors on board the aircraft about the rescue operation. Military sources said rescuers have not received any signal from the emergency locator beacon in the missing plane, adding there is a possibility that the device may not have been functional. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThey said the plane that went missing is yet to be upgraded with latest avionics and radars, though some of the AN-32 were strengthened with advanced systems. The Indian Navy’s P-8I aircraft was deployed on Tuesday as it has electro-optical and infra-red sensors which could be helpful in the search operation. IAF officials said ISRO’s Cartosat and RISAT satellites are taking images of the area around Menchuka to help the rescuers find the plane. They said the area has thick vegetation and difficult terrain which are making the rescue operation challenging. The IAF on Monday said the aircraft took off from Jorhat at 12.27 pm for the Menchuka advance landing ground, and its last contact with the ground control was at 1 pm. A total of eight aircrew and five passengers were on board the aircraft. The AN-32 is a Russian origin aircraft and the IAF currently operates a sizeable number of it. It is a twin-engine turboprop transport aircraft. An AN-32 aircraft had crashed near a village in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh in June 2009 in which 13 defence personnel were killed. The aircraft had crashed over the Rinchi Hill above Heyo village, about 30 km from Mechuka advance landing ground. In July 2016, an AN-32 aircraft went missing while taking off from Chennai for Port Blair with 29 people on board. The aircraft could not be traced following weeks of massive search operations covering 2,17,800 square nautical miles by multiple aircraft. Months later, an IAF court of inquiry concluded that it was unlikely that the missing personnel on board the aircraft would have survived the accident.last_img read more

Discover the Official Film of Morocco 2026

Rabat –  Football is deemed Morocco’s national sport for a reason. More than sport, the beautiful is life-sustaining tribute to the beauty of shared life, of solidarity, of comradeship…. It sustains and gives life to ties and attachments that transcends the traditional dividing lines of daily life.In fact, for Moroccans, or the crushing majority of them, the beautiful game is a mindset, a culture, a philosophy, a way of loving and expressing it. The list could go on and on, because when it comes to football, Moroccans fans are indescribable.Legends like the late Abdelmajid Edoulmi, Badou Zaki, Hamid El Hazzaz, Ahmed Faras, Mohammed Timoumi, Aziz Bouderbala, Noureddine Neybet, Mustapha Hadji, Youssouf Hadji, Mehdi Benatia, and so many others are also part of Moroccan popular myth for a reason: the beautiful game is a culmination of love publicly expressed. It is emotionally binding and yet humanely liberating. The sport has broadened social bridges, created platforms for many to express themselves and climb the social ladder, lifting many out of poverty. It has transformed lives and given hope to many.Moroccan football simultaneously embodies Moroccanness and universality, thus spurring a spirit of togetherness and harmony and peace, despite how noisy and repulsively nationalistic it can get at times. Yes, in Morocco, football provokes, but it also unifies and inspires, because it is more than just a sport. And that is what it makes it so beautiful and inspirational! read more

DjiboutiEritrea border tension could escalate warns UN team

18 September 2008The situation on the Djibouti-Eritrean border remains volatile after a flaring of tensions on the border in June left over 35 dead and dozens wounded, a United Nations fact-finding mission reported today. The mission concluded that Djibouti is being drawn into a crippling and expensive military mobilization to deal with a situation that may threaten national, regional and international peace.In early June serious clashes were reported between the Djibouti Armed Forces (DAF) and the Eritrean Defence Forces (EDF) along the undemarcated border between the two Horn of Africa countries in an area known as Doumeira. The armed combat followed several weeks of military build-up and growing tension between the two sides since April.The team also noted that Eritrea refused to receive the UN fact-finding mission, and consequently only Djibouti’s version of events was made available to them.“If not addressed in a timely and comprehensive manner, the Djibouti-Eritrea issue could have a major negative impact on the entire region and the wider international community,” the report stated.“The possible destabilization of Djibouti and the militarization of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait [connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and a strategic link to the Mediterranean] do not augur well for peace in the region or for international shipping and investment. Solutions must therefore be found as a matter of the utmost priority.”The report placed the onus on Eritrea, which has alleged aggression by Djibouti, to cooperate with the UN and establish the facts to support its allegations.The UN should persuade Eritrea and Djibouti to demilitarize the border and return to the “status quo ante as at February,” according to the report.“The Djibouti army has since pulled back. It is only logical that the Eritrean forces do the same, as was demanded by the Security Council. No country should be allowed to disregard the decisions of the Security Council with impunity.”The fact-finding mission also drew attention to the need for both parties to agree on which of the colonial treaties and protocols should be accepted as the basis for defining their common border – the 1897 Abyssinia-France treaty, the 1900-1901 France-Italy protocols, or the 1935 France-Italy treaty. “It is tragic that the two countries have been on the verge of war over treaties and protocols negotiated when they did not exist as independent States.” read more

Ban welcomes nuclear agreement between DPR Korea and United States

13 October 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States on denuclearization verification measures, saying the accord will allow the Six-Party Talks progress and related activities to resume. “This is another step towards a verifiable non-nuclear Korean peninsula,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.“The Secretary-General urges all the participants of the talks to redouble their efforts to meet their respective obligations and to complete the ‘disablement phase’ as soon as possible,” the statement noted, referring to long-standing talks involving the DPRK, the Republic of Korea (ROK), China, Japan, Russia and the United States. “The Secretary-General remains fully supportive of this process.”The agreement between Pyongyang and Washington was reached just days after the DPRK cut off all access to United Nations inspectors to its nuclear reprocessing plant in Yongbyon, in line with an announcement to that effect on 24 September.At the time the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said its inspectors would remain in Yongbyon pending further information from the DPRK.Under an accord reached last year as part of the Six-Party Talks process, the DPRK had agreed to stop its disablement work and decommission Yongbyon.The East Asian nation today granted inspectors from the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to that facility.Core discharge facilities at the Yongbyon reactor will resume tomorrow, DPRK authorities told the experts, who will now be permitted to re-apply containment and surveillance measures at the site.The IAEA said in a press release that it has yet to be informed of the details of the verification measures agreed to between the US and the DPRK.“Naturally, any additional verification role envisaged for the Agency under the Verification Protocol that goes beyond the IAEA’s present ad hoc monitoring and verification arrangement with the DPRK will require Board authorization.” read more

Telus approves twoforone stock split

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. has approved a two-for-one split of its common stock, a move that will double the number of shares outstanding but cut each one’s price in half.Telus says the split, which is subject to approvals from the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, will enhance trading liquidity and improve the affordability of shares for retail investors.Its shares closed Wednesday at $69.04 at the Toronto Stock Exchange. If the split had been in effect then, there would have been twice as many shares valued at $34.52 — assuming no other changes.The Vancouver-based telecom says when the split is completed, there will be about 653.6 million shares outstanding.On April 16, Telus shareholders will receive one additional share for each share owned on the record date of April 15, 2013. After the split-adjusted stock is expected to start trading on April 17.Telus now has had just one class of common shares since Feb. 4, after a lengthy battled with U.S. hedge fund Mason Capital Management. Mason wanted the voting shares to be given a higher value when the two classes were consolidated.At one time, the hedge fund was the largest shareholder in Telus, but has since reduced its stake.The Canadian Press read more

Lankan war criminals in UK

They show that, in the 15 months from January 2012, the Home Office researched nearly 800 cases where individuals were suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It made “adverse recommendations” against 99 people who had applied for British citizenship, asylum or leave to remain in the UK, the BBC reported.A further 16 war crimes suspects had applied to enter the UK. It follows earlier figures suggesting more than 700 suspected war criminals were identified by UK immigration officials between 2005 and 2012. Scores of suspected war criminals including those believed to be from Sri Lanka are living in Britain, a BBC report said today.Almost 100 suspects – with the majority likely to have been living in Britain for years – originate from countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Rwanda, Serbia and Sri Lanka. Of the 99 suspects, three were deported last year, 20 were refused asylum and 46 had their citizenship bids turned down but are likely to have remained in the UK. The fate of the remaining suspects is unknown.The Metropolitan Police told the BBC that 56 people in the UK are currently subject to war crimes inquiries, although only nine cases were passed on to them by the Home Office. The Home Office, which says it is determined the UK will not become a refuge for war criminals, identified the suspects last year, the BBC reported. The figures emerged from a Freedom of Information request made by broadcaster. read more

Sri Lanka India to release fishermen this week

The Tamil Nadu fishermen belong to Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts were arrested and lodged in jails in Sri Lanka between September 22 and October 14 this year. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered all steps to bring them back. The release of fishermen was the outcome of Jayalalithaa’s “continuous efforts”, the release said. Eighty-six Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the past two months, would be released on October 28, the Tamil Nadu state government said on Sunday.The state government will also release two Sri Lankan fishermen in its custody on the same day, it said. “The Union government has informed that Sri Lanka would release 86 fishermen (hailing from Tamil Nadu) on October 28,” an official release said in Chennai. “They were apprehended while fishing in their traditional fishing areas of Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar,” the release said. Following this, Jayalalithaa took up the issue strongly with the Centre. She had written seven letters to Prime Minister Modi seeking his intervention at the highest political level with Sri Lanka for the release of the fishermen. (Courtesy Press Trust of India) read more