Now pro-Tamil groups ask BCCI not to send team to Sri Lanka for T-20 World

first_imgProtests in Tamil Nadu against Sri Lanka took a new turn with Tamil chauvinists on Tuesday demanding that the Indian cricket team not be sent to the island nation for the forthcoming Twenty-20 World championship.While Yuvraj Singh was making a comeback in international cricket after his battle against a rare germ cell cancer representing the Indian team in the second T-20 match against New Zealand, Tamil protesters held a demonstration outside the Chepauk stadium in Chennai on Tuesday evening.The protesters also disrupted traffic near the stadium.Pro-Tamil groups have also issued a warning to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) against sending the Indian team to Sri Lanka.Mainstream political parties in Tamil Nadu have not taken a stand on the matter so far. DMK chief M. Karunanidhi had earlier said that sports and politics should not be mixed.last_img read more

Asian Cup: Stephan Schrock scores historic goal but PH Azkals bow out

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Photo from AFC CupDUBAI – A promising campaign ended in heartbreak for the Philippines as the Azkals suffered a 3-1 defeat to Kyrgyzstan last Wednesday night that ended their hopes of reaching the next round of the AFC Asian Cup at Rashid Stadium here.Stephan Schrock scored a historic first goal for the country in the competition second half but it turned out to be a late consolation for the Azkals whose campaign started on a positive note with a fighting performance in the 0-1 defeat to South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Vitalij Lux’s hattrick ensured maximum points for Kyrgyzstan which is in a strong position to reach the next round.The Azkals entered the match brimming with confidence especially after a win would have given them an opportunity to advance.But Kyrgyzstan put the Azkals under pressure right from the start with Michael Falkesgaard needing to come up with a couple of big saves early before Vitalij struck to open the scoring in the 23rd minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsVitalij rifled home another quality finish six minutes into the second half, before grabbing his hattrick by firing into an empty net.Schrock’s free kick gave the Filipino gallery something to cheer about in the 81st minute and another chance for the Azkals to trim the deficit went begging moments later when Patrick Reichelt lashed his effort wide. Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Career Advice for Non-Dreamers

first_imgToday, Rachel Whetstone, head of comms at Uber, brings us her career advice, for the non-dreamers out there. All too often we’re told to “follow our dreams.” But what if you, like me, have never really been a dreamer? You didn’t grow up knowing what you wanted to do — or even what you’re good at. I suspect there are as many non-dreamers as dreamers in the world, we just get short-changed when it comes to career advice. So here’s mine, based on more than a decade of experience in Silicon Valley, the world capital of innovation.#1 Crack onFifteen years ago — before kids, before moving to the U.S., before joining Uber and Google — I was with a group walking in the Swiss Alps. It was incredibly hot, the mountain was steep, we’d been going for hours and still hadn’t reached our destination. Heading back to the hotel seemed like the easier option, but my co-walker — who’s almost twenty years older than me — said: “Crack on. It will be worth it.”It was, inadvertently, the best career advice I’ve ever gotten. Find something (preferably something that’s interesting or that matters to you), roll up your sleeves and get going. And if it’s not a job you’re crazy excited about, don’t worry. I have had one or two jobs that were simply terrible. But it’s amazing how much you’ll learn just by being part of anything — not least about your own strengths and weaknesses. And one opportunity (even a dull one) always leads to another, especially if you’re up for a challenge and prepared to take risks.#2 Ideas can be overratedHere’s an unconventional piece of advice that comes from my former boss, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who has more ideas in a month than I will have in my lifetime. His view is that ideas can be overrated. That’s right: coming up with an idea is the least important part of doing something great. Execution and delivery are the real keys to success.So if you’re not the ideas type, don’t despair. Focus on making stuff happen — on deadlines and details. The ability to execute is the rocket fuel of most successful organizations and has launched many promising careers.#3 Dare to disagreeSomething strange happens to many of us when we enter the workforce: we become so preoccupied with what the most important person in the room thinks, that we stop thinking for ourselves. Many good ideas are lost when people bottle up their opinions for fear of offending someone or looking stupid. The inevitable result of no one speaking their minds is that bad decisions get made — especially when it comes to communications and public policy, where there are often no easy answers.It’s no fun walking into a room and disagreeing with people. But it’s far worse to constantly bite your tongue and feel like you sold yourself short. And the problem only gets worse over time because it’s an easy habit to fall into. Of course, you won’t win every argument, and in many cases you may be wrong. But having the debate means you always come to better decisions because you’ve looked at the issue from every angle and tested all your assumptions.The world needs dreamers, but where would we be without the people who can turn those dreams into reality? So to all the non-dreamers out there, I celebrate you. Our road to success may be hazier at the outset, but that just means the ride will be more exciting.About Rachel Whetstone: Rachel Whetstone joined Uber in June this year to run Public Policy and PR.  Prior to that, she spent a decade at Google — first heading up the PR team in Europe before moving to the US to manage PR and Government Relations globally.  Rachel started her career in politics as a research assistant for the British Conservative Party. From there she moved to the Home Office, where she was a special advisor to the Home Secretary.  Before joining Google Rachel was Deputy Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Conservative Party.  She has two children and lives with her husband in the US.last_img read more

10 Expert Resume Tips You Need to Land the Interview

first_img 23 hours ago 23h N/A Restaurant Manager(s) LAD Foods, Inc. Tuscaloosa, AL 3.2★ 3.8★ Line Cook Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Santa Fe, NM 3.0★ Production Laborer Fabcon Savage, MN LPN-Updated Competitive Wages! CareOne Hopewell, VA 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Field Administrative Assistant Cupertino Electric, Inc. New Albany, OH Inside Sales / Demand Generation Synactive Foster City, CA 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Submitting your application and waiting for a response from employers can be an excruciating process. Especially when you’re not hearing back and wondering if something’s amiss with your resume. These ten expert tips will help you freshen up your resume so you can land the interview.1. Modernize Your ResumeIt’s 2017, and we’re in a job seeker’s market. Employers are competing for top candidates. More than 60 percent of employers are investing in their company career sites and working on improving employer branding to attract you. It’s time to do some in-house improvements and modernize your resume. Consider creating a visually engaging resume that incorporates color, graphics, borders and call-out boxes that really draw the reader’s attention to important metrics and figures. If you need inspiration, check out these visually engaging 2017 resume samples.13 Irresistible Resume Templates to Download Now2. Culture Fit Is the New “It” ThingHaving values and goals that mesh with those of the company you’re applying for makes you a cultural fit. Although we hear the term thrown around all the time now, you rarely hear it mentioned when it comes to resume writing. Yet, 60 percent of recruiters in the 2016 Jobvite Recruiter Nation Survey said the job seeker’s resume was of high importance in their hiring decision. Your resume is the perfect place to set the stage for showing that you’re a great culture fit for their organization. Values, beliefs, motivation, management style and communication style are all attributes that employers use to evaluate culture fit, so bring these up in your resume.3. Include Your LinkedIn URLInclude your LinkedIn profile URL at the top of the resume next to your contact information. If you’re using a networking resume and not applying via an applicant tracking system (ATS), hyperlink the URL so the hiring manager can go right to your profile. If you’re creating an ATS-optimized resume you may not want to hyperlink the profile URL because it will cause some systems to toss the resume out as spam. Some 87 percent of recruiters report using LinkedIn first when it comes to searching for qualified candidates, so this needs to be the first place you direct the employer to so that they can learn more about your accomplishments and evaluate your culture fit for their company.Here’s a tip: Before you direct hiring managers to your LinkedIn profile, make sure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors in it. According to Jobvite’s survey, 72 percent of employers view typos negatively, and it will affect their decision to interview or hire.4. Use a SnapshotInstead of using the top portion of your resume to provide the employer with a generalized summary of your career history, give them a snapshot of your achievements. Numbers speak volumes. It’s hard to argue with metrics because they show the value you create for the employer. Create a quick snapshot of your key career highlights, biggest successes/results, awards and top value created. Here’s an example.5. Remove Filler WordsPeople love to use filler words when writing resumes, but they don’t really offer any insight into what sets a person apart as a top candidate. Words that would be considered filler include: accomplished, professional, results or success. What represents success for a financial manager is completely different from what it would be for a project manager. Use job titles instead of the word professional, and explain results, successes and accomplishments using percentages, dollars or other metrics.21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume6. Get Rid of Slow WindupsIt’s also a good idea to delete the slow windups that we so often find in resumes. Examples of these include:History of implementing …Hands-on knowledge and understanding of …Master at building, growing and managing …Instead, say:Implemented or Implements …Software development: Lean, Agile, scrum, mobile architecture …Builds, grows and manages …7. Experience Comes FirstApplicable experience is still the priority when employers review your resume. Ensure that your resume includes your most relevant experience for the position you’re applying to. Here are some pointers to help you:Determine which experience is most important to the position. Put this information first in each section of your resume.Put the experience you have that is most related to the position in your career snapshot at the top of your resume.Include related accomplishments and experience as bullets; list them first in your career history.Select keywords that connect to the experience the employer is seeking and list them at the top of your resume.Quantify when possible, and share examples using challenge, action, result statements.8. Consider Using Two Different ResumesI always advise my clients to diversify their job search. However, if the bulk of your job search is consisting of applying online, I recommend having a modern, visually engaging resume that is ATS-optimized. You can use one version to get through the applicant tracking system and the other when networking, sending your resume to someone via email or tapping into the hidden job market. This way, you can cover both bases — getting past the ATS and also catching the eye of the recruiter.9. Follow UpIn the 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey, 59 percent of recruiters reported that they keep in touch with candidates after they apply. Recruiters want to build their talent pools so that they’ll have great candidates they can reach out to as new opportunities land on their desk. The majority of candidates will never follow up with a recruiter, so it’s to your advantage to do so.To Email or Not to Email? A Glassdoor Recruiter’s Tips for Following Up After Applying to a Job10. Include the Right Soft SkillsSoft skills are personality descriptors that come from your character, values, attitude and communication skills. LinkedIn’s recent 2017 Global Trends Survey revealed that 35 percent of recruiters stated soft skills assessment will be a leading factor affecting future recruiting trends. Employers are searching for ways to assess soft skills, so it’s important to talk about them on your resume. I’m not talking about the overused phrases such as “excellent communication” or “team player” either. I recommend you incorporate the related keyword within the context of an accomplishment that demonstrates that soft skill. Here’s an example:Recovered $2,000,000 missing revenue through attention to detail and meticulous review of 350 customer accounts.“Attention to detail” and “meticulous” are soft skills, but possessing them enabled this candidate to locate a critical error and recover $2 million in missing revenue. Without her attention to detail, she would have overlooked the hidden error. You can do the same with any soft skill that you possess — simply insert the soft skill within the context of the accomplishment.As you sit down to freshen up your resume and embark on your job search, consider the tips above to ensure your resume receives a great response.This article was originally published on Grammarly. It is reprinted with permission.Browse Open Jobs 4.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h CDL Class A Truck Driver Star Transport Colorado Springs, CO Patient Care Coordinator The Lasik Vision Institute United States RN, Registered Nurse- Pediatric Intermediate Care CHRISTUS Health Austin, TX 2.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.0★ Nursing: Labor and Delivery MedPro Healthcare Staffing Boston, MA 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h See More Jobslast_img read more

11 Companies That Let You Work Remotely

first_imgParexelCompany Description: “At Parexel our ability to do what we do starts with all of us each and every day. Our compassion, drive and commitment to patient health combines to create a deep level of caring that is authentic to our customers and to each other.”Open Roles: Medical Director, Project Director, Vice President of Technical Compliance SME, Clinical Operations Leader, Principal Consultant, Senior Director of Project Leadership, Clinical Site Manager, Senior Medical Writer, Recruiter, Senior Consultant & more.What Employees Say: “Best work culture and work life balance.” —Former Senior Drug Safety Specialistyour_label Technical Support Remote Reps LLC Pinedale, WY 23 hours ago 23h N/A Part Time CDL Instructor – West Valley CR England – Remote Office Salt Lake City, UT Grand RoundsCompany Description: “Grand Rounds is a new kind of healthcare company. Founded in 2011, the company is on a mission to raise the standard of healthcare for everyone, everywhere.”Open Roles: Provider Partnerships Manager, Senior Workforce Planning Analyst, Senior Director of GTM Strategic Partner, Specialist Staff Physician, Social Worker, Clinician Manager, Director of Strategic AllianceWhat Employees Say: “Great company growing incredibly fast to become one of the front runners of digital healthcare disruption in the US.” —Current Employeeyour_label 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h Instructor Remote Medical International Seattle, WA 2.8★ Unmanned ISR Pilot Remote Imagery Technologies, Inc North Las Vegas, NV Hot New Jobs For You UnitedHealth GroupCompany Description: “Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help the health care system work better for everyone.”Open Roles: Per Diem Home Infusion RN, Full Time Home Health RN, Home Health RN $3000 Sign-On Bonus, Home Infusion Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Director of Nursing RN Home Infusion, Clinical Coordinator Home Infusion & more.What Employees Say: “Culture seems to be a high priority for the company (Stems from Wickman & Hemsley, which is good) and the benefits are decent (Including the ESOP).” —Current IT Program Manageryour_label PPDCompany Description: “We are vital links. Between a pharmaceutical and biotechnological innovation and a drug delivered. Between an idea for a cure and a population that needs it. We are the people of PPD—thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health.”Open Roles: Senior/Principal Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Director of Regulatory Consulting, Clinical Scientist, Remote Site Manager & more.What Employees Say: “In addition to an excellent offering of management, clinical and personal development training modules, PPD also offers many paths and options for advancement in the industry of both early and late phase drug development.” —Former Employee – Director Phase I Clinic Pharmacy Servicesyour_label 23 hours ago 23h Supoprt.comCompany Description: “ is a full-spectrum leader in technical support solutions for businesses and consumers.”Open Roles: Associate Operations Manager — Contact Center, Associate Operations Manager, Sr. Operations Manager, Client Services Technician, Chief Operating Officer, Personal Technology Expert, Technical Customer Solutions Professional & more.What Employees Say: “This is my first work at home position and I love it. Promotion for within as long as you are willing to go for it. Learn what you can learn as they are always willing to help you, but you have to want it There are pay for performance and if you are willing to perform you will make extra pay for that great performance. 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision. All the bells and whistles you could ask for.” —Current Supervisoryour_label N/A Traveling Nurse Remote Reps LLC Pinedale, WY IntuitCompany Description: “At Intuit, we’re building solutions to challenging financial problems for our 50 million customers. Through our products, TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, we’re helping consumers, small business owners, and the self-employed achieve their dreams of prosperity.”Open Roles: Credentialed Tax Professional, Credentialed Bilingual Tax Advisor, Bilingual Spanish Tax Expert, Seasonal Tax Expert Lead, Tax Expert Canada Remote, Tax Advisor Enrolled Agent or Attorney, Remote Credentialed Tax Professional & more.What Employees Say: “Great training; great base pay; employee-friendly; management is very supportive of nurturing employees and wants you to engage with customers to find a solution for them rather than just selling.” —Current Inbound Salesyour_label N/A In Store Shopper Remote Reps LLC Pinedale, WY 23 hours ago 23h Auth0!Company Description: “Auth0 is a pre-IPO unicorn. We are growing rapidly and looking for exceptional new team members to add to our teams and will help take us to the next level. One team, one score.”Open Roles: Full Stack Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Open Application, Product Manager, Platform infrastructure Engineer, UI Engineer, Principal Engineer, Backend Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, R&D Content Architect, Sr. Design Producer, Engineering Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Amazing company, great people, great support, great leadership, great culture, great benefits, great product.” —Current ADRyour_label Regional Director – Outpatient Services UHS Corporate Office – Remote Orlando, FL N/A Truck Wash Bay Technician & Detailer CR England – Remote Office Casa Grande, AZ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h View More Jobs N/A The growing trend for work flexibility has taken over the country. From health care to communications to tech, each industry offers roles that can be executed from the comfort of your own home. Whether the trend reflects companies’ desires to cut back on expenses or to provide employees with much-desired options, the benefits are all ours.According to employee reviews on Glassdoor, here are great companies that are hiring remote workers.RackspaceCompany Description: “At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments.”Open Roles: Professional Services Project Manager, Senior Account Manager, Client Executive-Enterprise, Senior ERP Project Manager, Alliance Partner Sales Manager, ERP Project Manager, Senior Full Stack Developer, Product Manager IV, Software Developer IV, Security Engineer III & more.What Employees Say: “Great team! Solution Architecture leadership genuinely care about individuals and developing their careers and providing career development opportunities. Pay and benefits are good. Campus, canteen, parking and facilities are of a high standard, which more than makes up for the location. Free breakfast and ad-hoc free lunches. Racker culture!” —Current Solutions Architectyour_label 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Rosetta StoneCompany Description: “Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education.”Open Roles: English Online Language Tutor, Spanish Online Language Tutor, German Online Language Tutor, K-12 Field Marketing Specialist, Corporate Account Executive, K12 Language Account Executive, British English Online Language Tutor, Sr. Retail Account Manager & more.What Employees Say: “The HR leadership along with the CEO and Presidents have really pushed out a positive culture focused on respect, teamwork, and performance. Since I started, I’ve seen everyone treat each other with dignity and kindness. It’s a little strange but people enjoy each other here and actually enjoy coming to work and this is RARE. Our Sales, IT, Product, Engineering, and Finance teams are all very talented and inclusive. The diversity program is really taking off and I can’t wait to see how the company grows in that area 1-3 years from now. Employees also get free Rosetta product in any language they choose. So far so good!” —Current Senior Analystyour_label Site Security Field Technician – Level 3 Remote Technology Security Services, LLC Savannah, GA N/A After Hours Driving School Admin CR England – Remote Office Salt Lake City, UT N/A 23 hours ago 23h Red HatCompany Description: “Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions and services, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies.”Open Roles: Federal Consulting Client Manager, Associate Consultant, Sales Specialist, Transformation Lead, Platform Technical Account Manager, Site Reliability Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Technical Support Engineer – SAP, Senior Director of Global Alliance Partnership, Senior Container Infrastructure Consultant, Cloud Architect, Senior Application Development Consultant & more.What Employees Say: “Good place to work, the sheer amount of stuff available to learn and do while working here is staggering, not only within your own team but outside as well. Red Hat is about culture, the culture fit is as important as the job fit. If you fit the culture, you’ll thrive. If not, you will not last long.” —Current Senior Quality Engineeryour_label Redox, Inc.Company Description: “Redox is the modern API for healthcare. We allow best-in-class software to easily and securely interoperate with EHRs by connecting to existing health system infrastructure.”Open Roles: Backend Software Engineer, Security Technical Project Manager, Integration Manager, Sr. Backend Software Engineer, Sr. Application Security Engineer, Director of Product Manager, Sales Engineer, Solution Architect, Account Executive, Recruiting Coordinator, Product Marketing Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Coming into this company, I was partially skeptical of all of the positive feedback on glassdoor. In my previous experiences, a work culture could not possible be this fantastic. After 2 weeks of working with Redox a sense of gratitude and comfort overwhelmed me. I had found the job and the company that was perfect for me.” —Current Integration Engineeryour_label 1.6★ 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

How to Retire by 45: Early Retirees Weigh in

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ Hot New Jobs For You 3.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 2.6★ Manager, Customer Experience Center CarMax Norcross, GA 3.3★ RN PRN, Registered Nurse- Emergency Room CHRISTUS Health Austin, TX ISS Sr Support Specialist Red-Classic Transportation Services Charlotte, NC 2.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Leasing Consultant Affinity Property Management Portland, OR 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h Physical Therapist – Outpatient / AthletiCo Bensenville, IL Certified Nursing Assistant (Days) EmpRes Healthcare Woonsocket, SD OTR/Regional/Linehaul-Class A Driver (new higher wages) Holland Rockford, IL 23 hours ago 23h Certified Nursing Assistant (Full Time) Genesis Healthcare Norristown, PA 3.4★ 2.4★ Registered Nurse (RN)-Nursery-Full Time-Nights Johnston Health Smithfield, NC 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 3.2★ 23 hours ago 23h For many working adults today, retirement is so far away that it feels like it will never arrive. And in an era of snowballing debt and diminishing social security payments, many workers are questioning whether or not they’ll even be able to retire at all. But despite these concerns, there is a growing movement of people trying to amass wealth early on in their careers so that they can exit the workforce far sooner than projected.Whether you’re on Reddit, Quora, Facebook or Twitter, followers of the financial independence, retire early (F.I.R.E.) movement can be found in nearly every corner of the internet. Devotees believe that with some careful planning, saving and investing, retiring in your 50s, 40s or even 30s is entirely within the realm of possibility. But what exactly does it take to get there?We spoke to three early retirees to hear how they pulled it off — read on to learn their best tips!Live Below Your MeansOne of the biggest misconceptions about early retirement is that it’s only achievable for top-earning professionals. But often, your ability to save is even more important than your income.Kim, founder of The Frugal Engineers, shares that she and her husband will be able to retire by 35 thanks to the fact that they save one of their salaries in whole each month.“We decided early in our relationship to live off of the smaller of our two incomes and save the larger income (plus any extra earnings from freelancing). In reality, this looked like us driving older, paid-off cars, furnishing our house with hand-me-downs, cooking at home, opting for a low-budget wedding and taking road trip camping vacations,” Kim says. “If you’re making a low income, find ways to enjoy that lifestyle.”“Don’t compare yourself to people making the same amount you are making and thinking you need to keep up with them or do anything to impress them,” adds Stan Kimer, who retired from his corporate job one month before he turned 55 and now runs a diversity and career development consultancy called Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer. “Perhaps look around for people making 20 percent less than you are [and] see how they are living. Can you live that lifestyle? Try it and start saving.”Continuing to live a modest lifestyle into your retirement will also help you stretch your money further.“You don’t need a highly lucrative job to retire early. Yes, you will get there faster if you can save more, but the calculation is based on how much you will SPEND in retirement,” says Stephanie Xenos, a former engineer who retired at 32 and now runs a financial advice website called Money Muse. “You need 25x your annual expenses. If you plan on taking advantage of geographic arbitrage, you may not need that much to retire.”16 Companies That Will Help You Retire a MillionaireInvest WiselyIf you want to be able to retire early, it’s not enough to just save your money — you have to put it to work. Investing your earnings ensures that you can receive the passive income you will need to live comfortably without depleting your savings over time. And if done the right way, investing doesn’t need to be inconvenient or burdensome. One simple solution is to set aside a fixed amount each month in your retirement accounts.“We prioritized investing for retirement above spending money today, so we treated our 401K, IRA and HSA contributions like a bill that had to be paid before anything else. This automatic investing process made it easy for us since we didn’t have to think about it every payday,” Kim says.“If you want to retire early, start investing at least 20 percent of your income into retirement accounts (or brokerage accounts) today, and don’t stop. Ignore market trends. Be a long-term investor. Save as much as possible,” Xenos advises.You can also turn to outside help for investment advice. Many people consult with financial advisors and coaches for help meeting their retirement goals. You might even gain enough knowledge from them to be able to manage your own finances over time.“Step by step, I learned more about investing, first having a financial advisor, then picking my own mutual funds, then hiring a broker to pick stocks and finally doing all my own stock picking,” Xenos says. “It was extremely lucrative for me, averaging a 19 percent return over the last 10 years.”Another option? “Take advantage of free or employer-paid networking opportunities in your area. If you’re interested in growing your income, The Small Business Development Center (located in most major cities) offers free training for entrepreneurs that could help you both in your day job and if you want to explore self-employment,” Kim says. “Also, never underestimate the wealth of knowledge and entertainment available at your library. Our family uses our library card more than our credit cards, and I certainly credit this habit to our ability to build wealth.”A No-Frills Guide to Starting Your Freelance CareerTransition GraduallyYou might be eager to retire as soon as possible, but easing into retirement over time will likely be more sustainable in the long term.“Think about working part-time to supplement your retirement income, but make sure it is something you thoroughly enjoy. Work because you want to,” Kimer advises. “It is great to have so much more control over a majority of my time. Even with a part-time business (I work 25 hours per week) it is so much more relaxing than the old 50-hour weeks.”A gradual transition was also key for Xenos.“I arrived well adjusted at my early retirement because I didn’t do it abruptly. I had quit my job once before (when I moved to Europe at 30), had consulted part-time immediately after I left my full-time job and then finally pulled the plug for good,” she says.Not only will this transition period help you financially — it can also help you adjust to leaving the workforce. After all, an abrupt departure from the working world can be quite a shock to the system.“There are a lot of people on Reddit forums using words like ‘depression’ and ‘meaningless’ after early retirement. It can be scary to look into the void and be solely responsible for filling your time and making meaning,” Xenos adds.The good news? Retirement is entirely what you make of it.“We’re not going to the beach and playing golf every day. We’re raising a school-aged kid and volunteering in our community. We still plan on taking on occasional contract work if it’s flexible and exciting, and financial freedom enables us to take on lower-paying gigs that we’d have previously turned down,” Kim says.Deciding whether or not to retire early is, of course, a very personal decision — and ultimately, you may decide it’s not right for you. But even if that’s the case, there are valuable lessons you can take away from the financial independence, retire early movement.“Even if you love your job, saving for retirement can give you flexibility. Perhaps your work situation changes and you get a new boss that mistreats you, or maybe a family member gets ill and needs you to move close by,” Kim points out. “Having money in savings gives you the ability to downshift your career and make room for the people and activities that mean the most to you.” CDL-A Regional Truck Driver Averitt Express Dallas, GA View More Jobslast_img read more

Watford launching bid for Bologna attacker Saphir Taider

first_imgWatford are launching a bid for Bologna attacker Saphir Taider.The midfielder is expected to be on the move from Bologna this summer.And Watford are preparing a €5 million offer for Taider this week, says Resto del Carlino.It would mean a return to England for the Algeria international, who had a previous disappointing spell with Southampton.Taider lasted less than a month on-loan from Inter Milan before being dumped after upsetting Saints management.last_img

Mourinho demands Man Utd focus closing Morata deal

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho is refusing to deviate from his prime pursuit of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.The Sun says United have an offer ready of £60m for Spain ace Morata, 24, and believe they can land him before they leave for their pre-season tour on July 9.That is paramount for boss Jose Mourinho who wants to work with him while they are at their Los Angeles training camp.Ex-Juve star Morata wants away from Real due to his lack of game time.United desperately need a new striker with Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic having agreed to be released by the club after sustaining a knee injury.Captain Wayne Rooney is also no longer part of Mourinho’s plans.last_img

Ex-Man Utd defender Silvestre urges Martial to resist Arsenal

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has urged Anthony Martial to stay next season.Martial is being linked with Arsenal this month.But Silvestre, who also played for the Gunners, believes Martial should stay put.”It’s been difficult for him,” he told talkSPORT.”Arsene could be interested, but United need that type of striker. He should stick around.”last_img

Young Champions: Secrets Revealed!

first_imgPosted on May 12, 2011June 20, 2017By: Dr. Ann Blanc, Director, MHTF; Tim Thomas, Senior Advisor, MHTFClick 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)Over the nine months of their internships, the Young Champions of Maternal Health have forged a steadfast bond. Facebook has been their friend, and they’re not letting go of the strong network they’ve formed. They’ve gotten to know lots about each other, and we learned a little more about them during the Future Forum in Accra last week.Anna Dion needed to end her Young Championship a bit early to go back to Canada where she’s about to have her first baby so she didn’t make the Future Forum. The skype-powered baby-shower that her peers held for her in Accra was downright heartwarming.Carolina Damasio from Brazil presented her project at the MHTF Delhi conference last fall in Portuguese because she didn’t speak English well enough; she presented in Accra in fluent English. An American pilot may have had something to do with that!Martha Fikre Adenew learned some profound lessons about cross-cultural communication while working with her mentor ‘Mama Kat’ Hall-Trujillo in the rural southern United States – a far cry from her native Ethiopia.Seth Cochran, who came into the program with lots of business experience, has invested his own money to help eradicate obstetric fistula. He’s more than ready to get others to ante up now.No fewer than 2 Young Champions are headed to Oxford University in the fall to begin work on their PhDs: Julianne Parker will explore fistula survival and Onikepe Oluwadamilola Owolabi will use her full scholarship to further her medical studies.Sara al-Lamki from Oman is not only a burgeoning maternal health expert, but she seems to be a linguist as well: in addition to her native Arabic, she speaks French, English and Kiswahili fluently.Yeabsira Mehari has ties to the Ethiopian business community, which she’s going to tap for her work with reintegration of fistula survivors.Zubaida Bai‘s clean birth kits are not only locally manufactured, inexpensive, and biodegradable but they double as fashionable purses!Peris Wakesho isn’t leaving her adolescence behind: she’s taking it with her as she works to develop psychosocial support for teen Kenyans facing pregnancy.Hellen Mammeja Kotlolo, a South African midwife, is building quite a resume as a spokesperson on t.v. and radio, which she plans to exploit to promote and finance her project.Faatimaa Ahmadi from Iran brought her young son along with her to Uganda, and had the privilege of witnessing first hand the many differences and similarities between his life and that of his playmates. A true cultural exchange.While we were in Accra, a group at Tulane University held their first fundraiser for Egwaoje Ifeyinwa Madu‘s project to work with young mothers in Nigeria!Faisal Siraj broke his leg helping his neighbors during the terrible floods in Pakistan last year, so he missed the first YC meeting in Delhi. When he got to Accra, the Young Champions brought him easily into the fold and they promptly dubbed him ‘the movie star!’Maria Laura Casalegno is suffering an embarrassment of riches – will she return to Argentina to finish her medical degree or stay in Mexico with her mentor who has offered her a job?Stay tuned to the MHTF Blog to see what happens to this intriguing group of young maternal health professionals!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

The Global Epidemic of Unnecessary Cesarean Sections (Part 1)

first_imgPosted on January 24, 2017January 30, 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)Cesarean section surgery, when medically indicated and performed by trained staff with the necessary equipment and supplies, can be a life-saving procedure for the mother and baby. However, compared to vaginal delivery, cesareans are associated with a higher risk of maternal and neonatal death; numerous maternal morbidities including infection, uterine rupture and amniotic fluid embolism; neonatal morbidities often related to iatrogenic prematurity; and potential complications in subsequent pregnancies. Studies have also observed that children born via cesarean are more likely to develop respiratory problems, diabetes and obesity later in life. Therefore, cesareans should be considered a major surgical intervention and only be performed when clinically necessary. Furthermore, to minimize the risks associated with cesarean section, the surgery should only be performed by skilled health workers in high quality facilities.For many years, researchers have debated the optimal cesarean rate for maximizing maternal and infant health outcomes. Since 1985, the World Health Organization has estimated the ideal population-level cesarean rate at 10-15%, although some scientists have suggested a higher figure. Further investigation of an optimal rate is certainly warranted. Theoretically, the optimal population-level cesarean rate should be calculated based on the proportion of laboring women who have a medical indication for cesarean delivery. But, unfortunately, the high and increasing levels of cesarean delivery rates around the world illustrate that the procedure is not always medically indicated.Clinicians sometimes disagree about what constitutes a medical indication, and in some cases lack the necessary tools to identify a complication. For example, fetal distress is a commonly reported reason for performing a cesarean—but how exactly does one measure fetal distress? How long should a provider wait for an abnormal fetal heartbeat to return to normal before deciding to perform a cesarean? How can clinicians in low-resource settings without access to fetal monitoring technology accurately assess these situations?Before developing consensus on the optimal population-level rate, the global maternal health community must agree upon the medical indications for cesarean delivery and ensure that clinicians around the world are adhering to standardized, evidence-based guidelines.Read Part 2 and Part 3.—Read a statement about the prevention of primary cesareans from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

UEFA Champion League: Diego Godin tells Atletico Madrid to dig deep after Qarabag quagmire

first_imgAtletico Madrid defender Diego Godin called on his team mates and the club’s fans to stick together after a dismal 1-1 draw at home to Qarabag on Wednesday left his side almost certainly facing an early Champions League exit.Godin was one of several Atletico players who failed to convert a flurry of late chances against the little fancied Azerbaijan champions, who took a shock lead at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium through a header by Spaniard Michel.Thomas Partey’s long-range strike pulled Atletico level and everything seemed set up for Diego Simeone’s side to grab a winner when Qarabag had Pedro Henrique sent off on the hour for a stamp on Godin, but visiting goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic made a string of impressive saves to help secure an unlikely draw.Atletico, who were held to a goalless stalemate by Qarabag two weeks ago in Baku, also finished with 10 men when Stefan Savic earned a second booking in the 88th minute. The have won only one of their last eight games in all competitions.The club’s supporters are renowned for their loyalty but boos rang around their new ground after the final whistle.”We have to stay together in these moments and the fans need to keep supporting us,” Uruguay defender Godin told reporters.”We are on a bad run and at times like these we have to all give a little more and support our team mates. Booing is normal, it has existed longer than football has, but we need to be self critical and not look the other way.”advertisementCONSISTENT RECORDAtletico have been one of the most consistent sides in the Champions League in the last four years, reaching the final in 2014 and 2016 and the semi-finals of the last campaign, losing every time to bitter local rivals Real Madrid.But a failure to win any of their first four games this season has left them trailing Group C leaders Roma by five points and second-placed Chelsea by four, meaning their future in the competition is out of their own hands.In all likelihood, they will need to beat Roma and Chelsea in their final two games and hope either the Italians or Premier League champions drop points against Qarabag.If they draw with Roma in their next outing, they will need Chelsea to lose to Qarabag to have any chance of moving forward.”We are feeling very disappointed,” said captain Gabi.”This team’s identity is based on conceding very few goals and scoring from the few chances we create. Now things have changed, we concede more goals and no matter how many chances we create we can’t seem to score.”Atletico’s motto in the last few years has been “Never stop believing”, but Gabi admitted his side’s days in the Champions League this season look numbered.”No-one has said the word impossible but what hurts us the most is that we no longer depend on ourselves,” he said.”Right now we are heading out. We still have a chance, but it’s a very remote chance.”last_img read more

Yanks Clip Jays Again, 5-3

first_imgNEW YORK — From the get-go, Jacoby Ellsbury and Derek Jeter showed Mark Buehrle that it would be another no-go against the New York Yankees.Ellsbury lined a leadoff double to the wall, Jeter followed with a hard single and the Yankees beat Buehrle for the 12th straight time over a decade-plus, sending Toronto to its season-worst sixth straight loss, 5-3.The Yankees won their third in a row to preserve their faint playoff hopes. They began the day five games behind Oakland for the second AL wild-card spot, with Seattle and Cleveland also in the way.“End strong, see what happens,” Adam Warren said after earning a save.Ellsbury homered, doubled and drove in three runs, but made an early exit. He hustled to beat a double-play relay as the Yankees took a 5-2 lead in the fourth inning, and left before the fifth with a strained right hamstring.Manager Joe Girardi said he doubted Ellsbury would play Sept. 20 against the Blue Jays and said it was a “distinct possibility” that he was done for the season.The cheers for Jeter kept getting louder and louder during his final homestand, and fans chanted his name throughout the ninth inning.Jeter delivered two singles, including one where he carried the shattered-off bat handle all the way to first base, and posted back-to-back multihit games for the first time since late July. The retiring captain later hit a long fly that really got the crowd hollering before it was caught on the warning track.The 40-year-old shortstop also alertly tricked speedy Jose Reyes off second by bluffing a throw to first, trapping him in a rundown.Buehrle (12-10) is winless in 17 starts against the Yankees since April 2004. His losing streak against New York is the longest by any pitcher against a single opponent since Bobby Witt dropped 12 in a row to Cleveland from 1991-99, STATS said.Buehrle, who has 198 career victories, fell to 1-14 lifetime against the Yankees. “That is the way it goes, it is almost getting to the point where you want to laugh it off,” he said.Hiroki Kuroda (11-9) gave up Edwin Encarnacion’s two-run homer off the left-field foul pole in the first, and little else.Reliever Esmil Rogers, who was waived twice this season by Toronto, retired Encarnacion on a bases-loaded grounder to end the seventh. Warren pitched 1 2-3 innings for his third save while closer David Robertson and setup man Dellin Betances got the night off.Reyes doubled twice and singled. The shortstop threw wide on Ellsbury’s RBI forceout, and the error allowed another run to score.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

McEnroe, 56, Giving Up Tennis

first_imgNEW HAVEN, Conn. — John McEnroe says he’s almost done playing competitive tennis.The 56-year-old Hall of Famer plans to play an exhibition match against Jim Courier on Aug. 28 in New Haven.That will be part of a Legends Event designed to increase attendance at the Connecticut Open, the last women’s tournament before the U.S. Open.McEnroe told reporters on a conference call the match is probably the last chance fans in Connecticut will have to see him play competitively.“There’s a point where those people in the next wave of seniors … that gap is too much,” he said. “It’s almost too much, it’s tough enough when I’m playing a guy like Jim Courier.”McEnroe added once he feels he can’t be respectable on the court, he will stop playing.“It’s getting to be where every match that I play now I try to appreciate, because I don’t know how much longer I can stay out there,” he said.The Legends Event also will feature a match July 23 between James Blake and Andy Roddick.The WTA tournament added the men’s senior players last summer, with Blake, Roddick and Courier playing in exhibitions against each other.The tournament, which was on the verge of moving to North Carolina in 2013, reported its first increase in attendance since 2005. It drew 47,140 fans for the week, up from 45,796 in 2014.Attendance was still far below the 90,000-plus it used to draw and the 76,480 who came in 2010, the last year it was a combined men’s and women’s event.McEnroe said he believes adding attractions such as a senior or junior event may be the wave of the future for smaller tennis tournaments.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Feel Good Friday – Patagonia Truth to Materials

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Patagonia has always been on top of their environmental and social responsibility game, but this season they took it to even another level.For fall/winter 2014, Patagonia launched a capsule collection called Truth to Materials. The roll out includes seven styles, which delve deeper into finding materials that sustain mama Earth. While these are raw materials they aren’t your usual cotton, wool and cashmere. These have all been reclaimed or alternatively sourced from a variety of sources around the world.What makes this collection even more interesting is that the materials are the star of the show. They are all minimally processed, less dying and an even greater focus on craftsmanship.Here you will find a little more information on where these amazing materials came from and the people who are making the magic.1. Reclaimed Wool: Calamai / ItalyFigli di Michelangelo Calamai was founded in 1878, roughly 100 years before the birth of the environmental movement. Calamai is dedicated to producing reclaimed wool. The finished product uses garments and manufacturing scrap and blends them into a variety of knits, weaves and weights as well as textures. The reclaimed wool used by Patagonia is made from discarded wool sweaters that are shredded into usable fiber – just like the early days – and mixed with polyester and nylon for strength.2. Reclaimed Cotton: TAL Group / China & MalaysiaThe typical life of a cotton garment, whether it’s conventional or organic, is a straight line to the landfill. Growing, spinning and weaving leads to cutting and construction and that leads to consumer use which eventually leads to the dump. Thanks to a partnership with the TAL Group, one of the larger garment manufacturers in the world, Patagonia has been able to take cotton consumption and twist it closer to the elusive closed-loop. Since 2011, the TAL Group has been saving their cotton scraps by sweeping the floors of their factories in China and Malaysia – saving hundreds of tons of cotton from the landfill. This once-useless cutting-room scrap is then spun into fully functional fabrics. Reclaimed cotton is neither bleached nor dyed and is traceable from raw material to retail store.3. Undyed Cashmere: Mongolian plateau regionMongolian nomads have long known that the key to keeping their grasslands healthy is moving their herds and maintaining a proper ratio of goats to sheep. Patagonia’s undyed cashmere is hand-harvested by Mongolian goat herders who brush their flocks as they shift grazing grounds according to the seasons. The colors of the yarns – whites, browns and tans – are as nature intended. The end result is a material untouched by the process of fiber dyeing, which lessens the environmental impact and gives the material an even softer hand.4. Reclaimed Down: Alabama Chanin / Alabama, USAPatagonia has partnered with designer and artisan Natalie Chanin, of Alabama Chanin, for a one-of-a-kind reclaimed down project. Damaged, returned down jackets (that cannot be repaired) have been collected in bales in Patagonia’s shipping warehouse for years through it’s Common Threads Partnership recycling program. Together with the artisan quilters of Alabama Chanin, the companies have developed a warm and wearable work of art that masquerades as a scarf. Each scarf is a numbered, limited edition.Additionally, the Malloy Brothers (who are the Patagonia Brand Ambassadors), have produced a special book, titled “Truth to Materials”, which explores the various sources of raw materials for Patagonia products. This book is available in special-edition quantities, starting today, in Patagonia retail store locations. 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Materiallast_img read more

Karina Smirnoff To Take Part In Dance For Africa Event

first_imgRIDE Foundation (Robyn & Italo Dance Events), formed by Pro-Am ballroom dance partners, Robyn Shreiber and Italo Elgueta, has announced that its inaugural gala, DANCE FOR AFRICA, will benefit the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).RIDE was established in 2016 to create one-of-a-kind dance events for difference-making charities, encompassing humane and ecological causes and featuring the talents of compassionate stars of the dance world. The inaugural gala will be held at 6PM, July 23 at L.A.’s Boulevard3 with a program featuring top dance, vocal and artistic performances.Headliners will include Dancing with the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff, indie music duo Alexander Jean Feat. Mark Ballas and BC Jean, Step Up’s Briana Evigan, artist Brian Olsen and vocalist Trenyce Cobbins. Shreiber and Elgueta, renowned in the world of ballroom dance and competition, formed the RIDE Foundation (Robyn & Italo Dance Events) to “create events in which dancers can use their passionate art to impact and support the wonderful charities addressing the world’s needs.”“We are excited to launch our non-profit organization with a gala benefitting African Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit so close to our hearts,” say Robyn and Italo in a joint statement. “Our goal in forming RIDE was to combine our love for ballroom dance with our passion for making the world a better place. We are both extremely impressed with and strongly support the work of AWF, and are honored to make the organization the beneficiary of our inaugural gala,” they add.“We are thrilled that RIDE chose AWF for their inaugural event,” says Craig Sholley, AWF’s Senior Vice President. “AWF’s mission is to ensure that wildlife and wild lands thrive in a modern Africa. As a result of a recent AWF safari experience, Robyn Shreiber’s passion for Africa and AWF’s work has blossomed. We are delighted that Dance for Africa will bring a combination of wonderful exposure to our cause and critical financial support for our important conservation efforts.”The inaugural event will feature a spectacular African-inspired live ballroom dance show produced by Italo, with Dancing with the Stars’ superstar Karina Smirnoff, a Season 13 Mirror Ball Champion, debuting a new solo performance she choreographed in honor of “Dance for Africa.” The Ukrainian beauty will also perform a passionate trio number with Professional World Finalist Justinas Duknauskas and Top Amateur Austin Joson. Karina, a five-time U.S. National Champion, is a strong advocate for environmental and wildlife causes.Indie Duo Alexander Jean feat. Mark Ballas and BC Jean, and Trenyce Cobbins are the event’s special musical performers. Alexander Jean’s debut EP titled “Head High,” released in 2016, debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart, and their power-pop ballad and debut single “Roses and Violets,” also hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #6 on the iTunes overall chart. The duo’s next album is scheduled for release this summer.Vocalist, Actress and Dancer Trenyce Cobbins, will perform three songs written by an African artist. Cobbins, an “American Idol” Top 5 finalist, has become a darling of the theater world, headlining top Broadway musicals and plays, including “Dreamgirls,” and “The Vagina Monologues.”Brian Olsen, whose Art in Action has been making waves around the world for his “rock n’ roll” style of painting on canvas, an explosive and colorful show choreographed to music with audience participation, will open the evening by painting three art pieces in honor of the inaugural gala.Briana Evigan, an AWF Ambassador, will serve as the gala’s emcee. Briana made her major feature debut as the star of the box office hit Step Up 2: The Streets in 2008 and reprised her role in the 2014 installment of the franchise, Step Up: All In.The Africa-themed gala event will feature cuisine, cocktails and décor native to the exotic continent. The evening will also include two raffle winners to an African Safari in Tanzania, as well as a silent auction with one-of-a-kind items.For more info and tickets, click here.last_img read more

Dozens of Yachts Begin Gibraltar Morocco Yacht Rally for Red Cross

Rabat –  Yachtsmen from Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Morocco, and the US are participating in the Gibraltar Morocco Yacht Rally to support the Red Cross.The rally started Friday, August 23, when the yachtsmen sailed from Gibraltar to the Tanja Marina Bay in Tangier, Morocco.The event’s Facebook page said it will run until August 26. The Gibraltar Chronicle quoted a statement from the organizers saying the rally continues to attract “increasing numbers of participants.”Boatshed Gibraltar organized the event and “persuaded Alcaidesa Marina and Tanja Marina Bay to step in and sponsor the rally” in 2019.The  Gibraltar Chronicle noted that participants raise funds for the Red Cross by bidding on prizes.“Participants in the rally will be able to bid for many valuable prizes including a James Foot Gibraltar watercolour, a folding bicycle, a haul out at Alcaidesa Marina and a Watford Football Club shirt autographed by captain Trevor Deeney and his squad,” the report said. The Gibraltar Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) reported that two years ago the rally raised  £11,000 for the Red Cross.Organizer John Alcantara said the time that the 30-mile journey takes depends on the type of boat. read more

Anger flares at Grenfell Tower public meeting as locals call on police

first_imgThe authority at the heart of the disaster faced a fresh row after she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I haven’t been into the high-rise council blocks before, but I am certainly doing that now.” Sadiq Khan is set to be questioned over the Grenfell Tower disaster today as anger at the tragedy one month ago continues to boil over.The London Mayor will appear before the London Assembly to tell members what lessons have been learnt from the disaster.The appearance will come the day after hundreds of mourners gathered at a wall plastered in tributes in the west London neighbourhood to mark four weeks since the June 14 blaze. Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox revealed 34 of at least 80 people believed to died in the fire have been formally identified, as 10 more inquests were opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner’s Court on Wednesday.She has suspended all 30 inquests held so far while a public inquiry and criminal investigation are carried out.Meanwhile, a nationwide safety operation is in full swing to establish how many other high-rise buildings were encased in flammable cladding, which is blamed for the blaze’s spread in Grenfell Tower. Elizabeth Campbell, who is to step in as leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, speaks at a public meetingCredit:PA The Department for Communities and Local Government said in an update that 224 buildings across 57 local authority areas used material that failed its fire safety tests.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said all high-rise buildings found to have flammable cladding will be subject to a so-called whole system test, when they are scrutinised for fire safety in conjunction with the building’s insulation.But he added none of these tests have yet been completed.center_img Among those at the vigil was Emma Dent Coad, the newly elected MP for the area, who told the Press Association: “It is still chaotic, the whole process of housing people, getting them social housing, mental health help, whatever other help they are getting, obviously the people who aren’t getting help come to me.”It’s disgraceful, actually, the council are still failing people every day.”Earlier a public meeting between the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, the police and residents descended into chaos as anger flared about the progress of the police investigation.Senior investigating officer Matt Bonner was met with cries of “arrest someone” as he said the investigation would “not be quick but it would be thorough”.Kensington and Chelsea Council’s new leader Elizabeth Campbell was heckled by one audience member. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Elizabeth Campbell, who is to step in as leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, speaks at a public meetinglast_img read more

Sorhaindo renews contract with Barcelona stays until 2015

← Previous Story Nikola Karabatic and Issam Tej to play again for Montpellier Next Story → Lazarov (MKD) ahead of Swiss game: It’s hard to be captain of 20 unhappy players The French pivot of Barcelona, Cedric Sorhaindo, renewed his contract with the Spanish Champion, Barcelona, and the new contract obliges him to stay until 2015. Sorhaindo himself was delighted to stay at the club where he “found what he was searching for”. He joined the “Blaugrana” from Toulouse in 2011/2012, and has since won the Champions League, ASOBAL and Spanish cup.source: