India captain couldn’t have asked for a better result against Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday.India beat Pakistan by 29 runs and will play Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.But, it was the good start that helped India get there and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni felt that way. “We got off to a fantastic start through Sehwag and Sachin,” said Dhoni after the match.Giving out the details of the match, he said, “As the game progressed the wicket got slower, and in the middle overs it was difficult to score.””Shahid bowled really well, and it was important to just play the bowling with respect. 260 was a good score for this pitch. It was turning, we read the wicket wrong and that’s why we went with three seamers, but in the end the seamers bowled really well too,” Dhoni added.Praising Zaheer Khan, the skipper said, “Zaheer did really well. Over the years with experience he’s become smart. We’ve struggled at times in this tournament, but that’s the beauty of this game.”Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who won the Man-of-the-Match for his persistent 85, acknowledged the crowd support.”I would like to thank everyone here for terrific support, without that this wouldn’t have been possible, and not to forget the team’s efforts. We just had to make sure we got to a decent, fighting total,” he added.India offie, who finished with 2-43, said, “This was almost like a final, whenever India and Pakistan play each other the pressure is always doubled.” advertisement
Enough, leave them alone…” Narain Karthikeyan is stomping around the pit in front of a banner with his face on it. He is climbing over tools and across equipment, through a swarm of mechanics dressed in the electric green and black of Speed NK Racing.Team Boss: Narain KarthikeyanQualifying hasn’t gone,Enough, leave them alone…” Narain Karthikeyan is stomping around the pit in front of a banner with his face on it. He is climbing over tools and across equipment, through a swarm of mechanics dressed in the electric green and black of Speed NK Racing.Team Boss: Narain KarthikeyanQualifying hasn’t gone well, one gear box seems possessed by an evil spirit, a clutch is throwing a tantrum, the team drivers are being instructed and interrogated, but Karthikeyan has called a time out. “Let them be. Now they just need to go out and drive.” It is the second round of the 10th JK Tyre National Racing Championships. Speed NK Racing, Karthikeyan’s outfit, lead in the standings amongst 14 cars at the Kari Motor Speedway outside Coimbatore, in a place signposted by the local panchayat as the “classical, divine Tamil township of Chettipalayam.”NK Racing CarThis is NK Racing’s second year in the championships, where they field two cars in the Formula Rolon Chevrolet class, the highest of the three classes involved. The other two are the Formula LGB Swift and the Formula LGB Hyundai. NK Racing’s drivers are Chennai teenagers Aditya Patel, 18, and Saran Vikram, 17, one the son of a former racer and the other of a garage mechanic. Two other drivers, Saahil Shelar from Mumbai and Ajay Kini from Chennai are part of the Amaron NK Racing Academy, and have been placed with the Chennai based WSRF team for the Rolons.Kamlesh Patel, father of Aditya with three decades of racing behind him, says the two NK Racing drivers have a “two in a billion opportunity” to work with a driver of Karthikeyan’s experience.India’s first Formula 1 driver is putting in the mandatory night shifts with race engineer and cousin Sanjay Balu and his team of 10 mechanics. They dissect drives in English and Tamil and stand over the cars as an open heart surgery is performed. Karthikeyan is in the mix measuring the track temperature, timing practice laps, the team always trying to squeeze just a bit more out of the car. “All you need to win,” says NK Racing team manager Yohann Setna, “is to be one hundredth of a second faster than the next guy.”NK with SaranFor the first time in his life, as a test driver for Williams F1, Karthikeyan, 30, is being paid to drive. There is a possibility of more F1 races. So why bother with 18-hour working days that do not guarantee that extra one-hundredth of a second? Karthikeyan says, “I wanted to start something in a small way, we had all the infrastructure in our workshop.” Until 12 years ago, a section of Perur Engineering Works, part of his father’s business, worked on cars the teenage rookie raced. Today that garage is buzzing again.Karthikeyan has worked his network of contacts to get his team what it needs, like F1 lubricants from Castrol. With Balu, he teaches rookies how to log every detail of a drive into their memories to use as feedback.Karthikeyan and Setna have designed a new easy-to-read set-up sheet for the pit team. The sheet logs the suspension and chassis set-up-tyre pressure, ride height/ ground clearance, angle of the tyres-which changes every time the car goes out, depending on the track surface and weather.The team was trimmed from four cars in the inaugural year to two and NK Racing estimates expenditure per car to touch Rs 10 lakh per season. Karthikeyan says, “The pressure to get the most out of two cars to get the wins is a lot more but management-wise two are much easier to handle”.Of their drivers from the first year, Akhil Khushlani now races in the Formula BMW Asia series. Talks are on with the Tata Racing School to set up an academy, the country’s first proper racing institution, to run out of Chettipalayam three months at time.The decision of India’s most famous driver, and most famous racing “brand”, to enter a team in the national championships should, you would imagine, be welcomed. But NK Racing faced some early sniping from envious opponents in season one.It could be, says Setna, because the team was determined to look and act like professionals. The mechanics, who had worked on jeeps and trucks, were trained to work on race cars, split into specialist groups, like electricals and gearbox. Fitness regimes were drilled into the rookies and they were given books on driving and engineering. The pit signage had to be smart, the team used walkie talkies, and occasionally, pit-to-car communication.Most importantly, the drives were free. It was the team and not the driver who found the sponsor to pay racing charges. (Over a six-round season, drivers must cough up Rs 35,000 for a Swift, Rs 45,000 for the Hyundai and Rs 1 lakh for the Rolon per round.) For contenders from non-racing families, it was a break from heaven. Shelar’s father Sanjay, a director in an engineering firm, says, “We have no tension about money, we don’t have to run around for sponsorship.” The Formula One Karthikeyan’s ChoiceIn Chettipalayam , Narain Karthikeyan was asked just one question. Would he take up The Offer? India’s first Formula One driver, now a test driver for Williams, has been approached by F1 team Spyker to race for them in the season’s last seven races. One of the lower-ranked teams on the F1 ladder, Spyker is familiar territory for Karthikeyan who raced with them in the 2005 season. Spyker is in fact the current incarnation of team Jordan, who signed Karthikeyan up for his F1 debut and for a brief period were also named Midland. Spkyer have recently sacked their German driver Christijan Albers and indicated their interest in the Indian. Karthikeyan is yet to take a decision on whether to return to a struggling team or keep the security of working with Williams. However due to new FIA rules, the time test drivers get on cars has been severely cut back. Karthikeyan says, “My racing instincts say I want to drive. After my experience as a tester at Williams, I think I can extract more out of an F-1 car now than I could.”As the race draws close, the pit gets calmer. The drivers are left to themselves, the engineers finish their job and leave it to the gods of the gearbox, and Karthikeyan heads off to watch. “Racing drivers… you need to treat them gently,” he says and he knows because at heart he is still one. In a sport about technology, aerodynamics and big bucks, the most precious part of a race car is still the driver, for whom spares are not easily found.Along with dozens of sponsors’ stickers, NK Racing cars sport the words “Aditya B+ve” and “Saran B+ve”. They read like inspirational revup slogans, but are actually the drivers’ blood groups, mandatory on every race car. All race tracks must have an ambulance and a fire truck on standby. On the weekend, nothing flammable catches fire, but Patel lights up. He finishes third in one race and wins the second, biding his time as two leaders engage in a charged skirmish. Before they have time to say, “Chettipalayam”, Patel slips past them on the inside.Every race is a sensory overload, a blur of metal and rubber, the howl of engines, the smell of gas but this is almost a cerebral performance. It comes from a skinny kid who looks like he belongs in the quietest corner of a library. His team is going mental; engineers leap up and down, applauding mechanics pour over the pit wall.Patel roars past the finish line and Karthikeyan smiles. It is not the smile seen on hoardings or on TV but a sunbeam at full throttle. He says, “Inside me, I’m really, happy I did this.”advertisementadvertisementadvertisement
23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME See More Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Pest Control Technician United Pest Solutions Seattle, WA 5.0★ 2.8★ 3.4★ N/A Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 23 hours ago 23h 2.5★ Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Being fired is difficult enough in itself. Couple that with the fact that you often have to discuss why you left your previous company in job interviews, and it often feels like adding insult to injury.While it’s perfectly normal to be frustrated with this situation, though, you shouldn’t feel hopeless — many people before you have been in that exact same situation before. In fact, “the majority of the workforce will get laid off [or fired] at least once in their career,” says career coach Jena Viviano. “It happens more often than you think.”So the next time you hear the dreaded question, “why did you leave your former position,” don’t sweat. Just use the following tips to give a truthful, tactful and flattering response.1. Know the PolicyBefore you even begin interviewing with other companies, it’s important to know exactly what you can and can’t say per your arrangement with your former employer.“Before you find yourself in a situation where this question is likely to be asked, check with your company’s HR department and with your boss to determine how the company will represent the separation,” recommends Roy Cohen, career coach and author of The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide. “The story you tell must be aligned with what the company says. Some companies have strict policies about disclosing any information beyond dates of employment.”Violating these policies may put you in hot water with your former employers, so it’s always better to do your due diligence and verify what you can and cannot say.“You don’t want to violate company policy even though you already left your employer. They can sue you or claw back your severance,” Cohen adds.14 Legal Resources You’ll Need If You Encounter Issues at Work2. Be HonestDiscussing how you were fired is probably the last thing you want to bring up in a job interview, but it’s important to show your employers that you’re truthful and trustworthy — after all, even if you lie about being fired in an interview, they could easily discover the truth when they tap your references and former employers.“I always tell clients it’s better to bring up the elephant in the room than to wait for them to dig in and find out,” Viviano says. “By bringing it up and being transparent, you are able to build trust [regarding] an otherwise uncomfortable topic.”“Never stretch the truth or misrepresent your experience no matter how tempting or desperate you may be to get the job,” Cohen agrees. “Most companies will fire you on the spot if it is discovered that you lied on the application or in the interview regarding your separation.”However, you don’t want to be honest to a fault. For example, instead of saying “I was fired,” you can use a softer phrase such as “I was let go” or “the company and I parted ways.” Then, make sure you have a brief explanation of what happened.“You will need a defensible — not defensive — strategy to explain the departure. That’s where you acknowledge what happened, but you also provide some context that appears unbiased,” Cohen says. Otherwise, “you leave it up to the interviewer to form their own opinion — which may not be favorable. It may also appear that you are intentionally hiding the truth if you omit important information.”3. Avoid the Blame GameWhile you want to portray yourself in a sympathetic manner when discussing how you were fired, you shouldn’t come across as blaming everything on your former employer, either.“It’s tempting to just put it all on bad managers or a trigger-happy company, but showing self-awareness is really important to your personal growth and your business success, so you do want to acknowledge your part in the issue and talk about how you believe you could do it differently in a new situation,” advises Jill Santopietro-Panall, HR consultant and owner of 21Oak HR Consulting, LLC.“For example, one friend was recently terminated by a cross-country manager who had barely ever met him and hadn’t formed a great relationship with him. In that situation, I would say ‘It didn’t work out for me at XYZ Company, as I don’t believe our employee-manager relationship was as strong as it could be without ever being in the same place. In the future, knowing that I had a manager who wasn’t there on a day-to-day basis, I would structure my interactions differently to be sure that my manager feels more engaged in our team’s work and challenges,’” Santopietro-Panall shares.“Don’t ever bash the employer or blame it all on them,” Viviano agrees. If you do, they may wonder if you’ll do the same to their company if you were to receive an offer. “Take ownership of what you did wrong, and try to move on from the question as fast as possible.”3 Ways to Stay Positive While Looking for the Perfect Job4. Bring It Back to FitOnce you’ve given a brief explanation of why you were let go, it’s time to pivot to what really matters: why you’re a good fit for the job.“Focus on [being] free to look for new employment which is more in line with who you are,” says April Klimkiewicz, career coach and owner of bliss evolution. “Remind them what a great fit you are for the position for which you’re interviewing.”Klimkiewicz recommends following up your explanation with a sentence like “The good news is, my vision aligns with your company’s mission, and I’m really excited to work for an organization that values the same things I do.” And remember, it never hurts to reiterate a few of your strengths for good measure.Being fired is an incredibly difficult time in anyone’s life, but it’s far from the end of your career.“If J.K. 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With the holidays just around the corner, thinking up a creative, appropriate gift for your office gift exchange can be a stressful task. Whether you’re getting a gift for someone on your team, or participating in a holiday gift exchange, here is a list of 31 appropriate gifts to give and receive across the 31 days of December! Wine: Wine of any type is always a safe bet across most crowds.Mugs and Swell bottles: Reusable items like this can be used both at work and at home and contribute to a more sustainable environment.Tea and tea steepers: The world of loose leaf tea continues to grow in popularity. Along with the tea itself, you can find many tea accessories to jazz up this gift. Coffee: Similarly with tea, the world of coffee can be explored and enjoyed in so many different ways. Books: Coffee table books, cookbooks, novels, and adult coloring books all make great gifts that last a lifetime. Baked goods: Sweet and savory treats are a great way to show you care. They can be nicely wrapped and gifted to everyone in the office.10 Perfect Last Minute Gifts for Your CoworkersChocolates: Chocolate box sets are an indulgence we all love and want, but likely won’t allow ourselves to splurge on ( thus making for a great gift!)Homemade jams: This provides a sweet treat for the person receiving, but also a fun DIY project for yourself! Advent calendar: Advent calendars are an exciting way to help people count down the days until Christmas Ornaments: A customized or personalized ornament is a great way to brighten someone’s tree and show them you careGift card: Gift cards are an easy way to let people pick exactly what they want, while still appreciating your awesome thought and sentiment! Socks: Trendy socks are a great way to stay warm over the holiday season Scarves, hats, and mittens: You can never have too many cute scarves, hats, or mitten sets in your closet.The Best Gifts for Every Type of BossBody lotion sets: Many cosmetic brands will put together holiday sets with samples of their best items. These make for a great gift as they allow people to try and explore new products. Bubble bath and bath bombs: Unwind over the holidays with some bubble bath and bath bombs.Candles: Candles come in all shapes, sizes, and vary in prices. Help your colleagues stay zen with some new fresh candles! Picture frames: Help people reminisce and savor their memories with a beautiful picture frameDesk plants and succulents: The winter time doesn’t need to feel so cold, especially when your desk is jazzed up with a nice plant for succulent. Coasters: A staple item that every household needs, and can be easily customized to a person’s taste. Notebook & agenda: Stay organized and get on top of the new year with a new notebook and agenda. Keychains: Keychains are an easy gift and can be found at almost any store, or any brand of preference.Slippers: Nothing keeps you cozier than a warm pair of slippersThe Ultimate Holiday Out-Of-Office ChecklistThrow blanket: Cuddle up by the fire with a warm throw blanket, a gift that is both functional and great for decor as well. Laptop accessories: Webcam covers, wireless mouse, clickers, and other accessories make for great gifts for those who appreciate tech.Umbrella: A nice umbrella is a token item we almost always lose, and always need more of.Reusable lunch bags: Help your colleagues carry their lunch to work with a new lunch bag.Desk heaters/humidifiers: Depending on your office temperature, these can be a lifesaver to your skin and warmth as the winter gets colder and dryer.Handwritten cards: While this might seem obvious, a handwritten card with a thoughtful message will go a long way with your colleagues.Pens: A nice, well-inked pen is a professional staple item that anyone can appreciate. Subscription box sets: These might be on the pricier side, but always make for a great gift.Pet accessories: If your colleagues have a pet, any kind of treat for their furry friends will brighten their day. Whatever holiday you are celebrating this December, spread the joy with any of the above gifts, and give thanks to the people you love and appreciate!
23 hours ago 23h This article was originally published by The Cheat Sheet. Reprinted with permission. 2.5★ Hot, New Jobs For You 5.0★ 2.9★ 23 hours ago 23h Senior/Junior Litigator Superior Executive and Legal Recruiting Century City, CA 23 hours ago 23h Senior Manager – Network Engineering Verizon Cary, NC Senior Accountant Corso LLC Coachella, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Senior Biostatistician I Seattle Genetics, Inc. Seattle, WA N/A 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A Honesty isn’t the best policy, at least according to some job seekers. People often stretch the truth on their resumes and cover letters in an attempt to land work, new research by OfficeTeam has revealed.Nearly half of workers surveyed by the staffing company say they know someone who lied on their resume. That’s a 25% increase from 2011. Fifty-three percent of managers have a sneaking suspicion that candidates are often dishonest, and 38% have said no to an applicant after discovering their lies.Employers are clearly clued into the fact that some applicants are either exaggerating their experience or handing over resumes that are more fiction than fact. But that doesn’t appear to stop some people from telling a few whoppers as they attempt to weasel their way into a job. Giving in to the temptation to lie when applying for a job is risky though. You could miss out on a job offer, damage your reputation, or even get fired once your fibs are revealed.Plus, it’s easier than ever for a hiring manager to discover you’re not telling the truth about your past. Here are 10 ways employers discover the truth behind your resume lies.1. Your alma mater can’t confirm you graduatedClaiming to be a Harvard graduate when you really have a degree from a no-name state school is one of the worst things you can lie about on your resume, according to hiring managers surveyed by Hloom. And while some employers will take you at your word when you say you went to a fancy school, others will check on your educational background by calling the school directly or using a service, such as the National Student Clearinghouse.Sometimes, it’s interested third parties who clue an employer into a lie, such as the student journalists at a Kansas high school who discovered their new principal had inflated her educational credentials.2. You can’t pass a skills testIt’s easy to say you’re proficient in everything, from conversational French to coding, on your resume. But proving you actually have those skills is another thing entirely. Employers realize how simple it is for people to exaggerate their skill set, so don’t be surprised if you’re asked to demonstrate your talents.An interviewer might ask you a question in the language you claim to be fluent in or give you an on-the-spot quiz. Failing such a basic test is a sure sign that you’ve either stretched the truth or overestimated your abilities, both of which are likely to take you out of the running for a job.How to Identify and Develop Soft Skills3. Dates don’t add upRoughly a quarter of resume liars are fibbing about their employment dates, according to OfficeTeam. If you’re tempted to cover up a resume gap by fudging employment dates, don’t do it. A quick call to your past employer is all it takes for someone to find out that you got laid off back in January, not June.Trying to cover a gap by listing your job history by year, rather than month and year, is also suspicious and might prompt a hiring manager to do some further digging. If you’re worried about a resume gap making you look like a slacker, fill it with volunteering or consulting work, not lies.4. Your resume and cover letter don’t matchA sparkling, error-free resume paired with a messy cover letter is a red flag that a candidate is not being totally honest. Such a discrepancy suggests you got a helping hand with your C.V. or maybe even stole another person’s work history to pass off as your own. Being unable to recall key details of your past experience and jobs during an interview is another huge giveaway that you’ve fabricated your past employment.5. Your job titles are too good to be trueTwo years out of college and already sitting in the C-suite? Expect an interviewer to ask some pointed questions about your responsibilities to make sure you’re actually telling the truth about your title. Inflated job titles will also come to light if the prospective employer calls your ex-boss to confirm your past employment. That’s when the promotion you gave yourself from marketing intern to senior marketing manager is going to be revealed.6. You’re vague about your skills and experienceJob candidates might stretch the truth by using vague terms to describe their skills and experience. Perhaps they reason that as long as they’re not spouting an outright lie, it’s OK. But savvy interviewers will spot people who aren’t quite as knowledgeable as they initially appear. “Using ambiguous phrases like ‘familiar with’ or ‘involved in’ could mean the candidate is trying to cover up a lack of direct experience,” noted OfficeTeam. In other words, claiming to be familiar with event planning because you sometimes pick up doughnuts for the weekly staff meeting isn’t going to fly.7. Your body language betrays youYou might think you’re an impeccable liar. But subtle body language cues in the interview could be giving away your resume lies. “A lack of eye contact or constant fidgeting may suggest dishonesty,” noted OfficeTeam, though those behaviors aren’t guarantees of dishonesty.Touching your nose, looking down when you’re answering a question, and turning your body away from the interviewer are other ways you might inadvertently signal that you’re not telling the truth, according to the Los Angeles Times.6 Resume Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs8. Your references don’t back you upIf you’re a skilled liar, you might get away with embellishing your skills or past responsibilities in an interview or on your resume. But you won’t necessarily be able to count on your references to back you up. An honest reference will reveal the real extent of your job responsibilities or the truth about your so-called accomplishments.Even if you find a reference willing to go along with your charade, the interviewer might do some extra digging on their own, reaching out to mutual connections or independently contacting your old boss or co-workers to find out what you’re really like. And remember, there are no laws restricting what an ex-employer can say about you, despite what some job seekers might think.9. A Google search reveals the truthSeventy percent of employers snoop on candidates before offering them a job. You better hope that what HR finds on social media or as part of a basic Google search matches what you have on your resume. Of employers who decide not to hire someone after researching them online, 27% did so because they discovered the candidate had lied about their qualifications, CareerBuilder found. A little Nancy Drew-style sleuthing is all it takes to discover that your alma mater is a diploma mill or that the company you claimed to work for last year went out of business a decade ago.10. The employer conducts a background checkNot all employers conduct formal background checks. But if you encounter one that does, it will sink you if you’re being untruthful. If a prospective employer conducts a background check and discovers you’ve lied (either directly or by omission) about your work history, criminal past, education, professional certifications, or other key facts, don’t expect a job offer. Audit Senior Homes Lowry Horn & Johnson Fairfax, VA Senior Accountant US Auto Sales Duluth, GA Senior Accounting William Cole, Inc. Bryan, TX Senior Accountant Addeo, Polacco & Penta Eatontown, NJ 3.1★ 3.7★ 4.3★ 23 hours ago 23h Senior Designer Weissman Designs for Dance Saint Louis, MO 23 hours ago 23h N/A Senior Accountant RenPSG Indianapolis, IN 3.6★ View More Jobs
Hull City are demanding big money to sell Andrew Robertson.The Express & Star says Hull have placed an £8m price tag on Scottish left-back Robertson.West Brom boss Tony Pulis is keen on filling the position, although is favouring deals for the spine of his team first.Albion have been linked with the 23-year-old, although they’ll need to do battle with Burnley, Watford, Newcastle and Liverpool for his signature.
Manchester United Legends enjoyed an impressive 3-1 win against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Saturday.Manager Andy Ritchie got his tactics spot on as a three-man defence somehow contained an attack containing Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, who were full of tricks, as goals by Jesper Blomqvist, Karel Poborsky and Dwight Yorke earned a comprehensive victory, despite Frederic Dehu’s late consolation.Ronaldinho, voted Man of the Match, rolled back the years with some outrageous skill, most notably a nutmeg on Blomqvist, and virtually every pass was a no-look one.The money raised for charity is always the most important thing but it is still all set up nicely for Old Trafford in September, particularly as away goals do not count.Barcelona: Angoy (Guzman 73); Belletti (Dehu 36), Nadal (Andersson 46), Edmilson (Amor 67), Goikoetxea (Juan Carlos 73); Giuly (Kluivert 13), Davids (Estebaranz 82), Mendieta (Popescu 56), Simao (Ezquerro 46 (Salinas 84)); Rivaldo (Carreras 73), Ronaldinho.United: Van der Gouw (Pilkington 46); Brown, Johnsen (Martin 53), Silvestre; Poborsky (Thornley 65), Park, Smith, Djordjic (Beardsmore 74), Blomqvist (Blackmore 74); Yorke, Saha (Webber 56).
Everton are interested in Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel.Sevilla have seen talks for Muriel stall over Samp’s asking price, so allowing Everton to step in.Sportitalia says Everton have booked a meeting with Sampdoria emissaries for Monday.The 26-year-old has also been linked with Lazio and Inter this summer.He is fresh from a prolific campaign, contributing 13 goals and nine assists in 33 games between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.Samp are referring Everton and Sevilla to Muriel’s €28m buyout clause.
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on August 8, 2012Click 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)Earlier this week, the Huffington Post shared a story on their Global Motherhood Blog, Maternal Health in the Mobile Age, that tells the story of one community health worker, Pushpa, in rural India who was recently introduced to a new mobile-based platform that aims to help her meet the maternal health needs of the growing population she works with.From the story:She then travels for close to two hours, often walking about five kilometers by foot in the hot tropical sun, to pass this information down to a health facility. Over the years, as the number of families in Pushpa’s village increased, she had to walk longer distances, and check on more mothers. Now, Pushpa agrees that her job has become more challenging and that she sometimes forgets. She knows she needs another way to keep track of the numbers, and to make sure that she can still look after every mother. With the help of the Maternal Health Reporter, a mobile-based platform developed by Global Health Bridge, Pushpa is able make this hope a reality.Read the full story here.Learn more about Global Health Bridge–and their work to improve maternal health in Jamkhed, India.Share this:
Posted on June 26, 2013August 15, 2016Click 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)From New York to Dar es Salaam to Chiapas, several global health and development organizations are hiring for exciting positions that focus on improving maternal health. In this post, the MHTF shares a round-up of ten recently posted maternal health jobs around the world.1. Clinical Advisor PMTCT/MNCHManagement Sciences for HealthAbuja, Nigeria2. Executive DirectorLiya Kebede FoundationNew York, New York3. Family Planning and Reproductive Health AdvisorGlobal Health Fellows, USAIDDar es Salaam, Tanzania4. Maternal and Newborn Health AdvisorManagement Sciences for HealthMexico, Guatemala, and Honduras5. Principal Technical Advisor for Maternal and Newborn HealthManagement Sciences for HealthArlington, Virginia6. Program Officer, Family HealthBill & Melinda Gates FoundationSeattle, Washington7. Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Technical AdvisorJHPIEGOMyanmar8. Senior Technical Officer, HIV and Teen PregnancyJHPIEGOInternational Positions9. Technical Officer, M&EFHI360Kampala, Uganda10. White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania Program ManagerWhite Ribbon AllianceDar es Salaam, TanzaniaIs your organization hiring for any maternal health positions? If you would like to share a job, internship, fellowship, or consulting opportunity on the MHTF Blog, please contact Kate Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 2, 2013February 2, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)A new study published in PLOS Medicine,“Effect on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Oxytocin (10 IU) by Injection by Community Health Officers in Ghana: A Community-Based, Cluster-Randomized Trial” documents the findings of a project led by Cynthia Stanton of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which introduced a potentially promising approach for efforts to prevent postpartum hemorrhage in settings where women give birth at home, without the equipment or assistance of a skilled birth attendant needed to protect them from life-threatening bleeding. The study suggests important potential for addressing a critical barrier to ensuring that women receive oxytocin, which generally requires both cold storage and administration via saline drip: by using the Uniject system, which offers both temperature monitoring and a means to deliver medications using a safe, single-dose injection; and by relying on community health officers, a cadre of health workers who are not trained in midwifery skills, to administer the injections, the study offers important promise for informing future efforts to reduce postpartum hemorrhage. From the article:The researchers found that the women who were given a preventative oxytocin injection lost less blood after birth than the women who did not receive a preventative injection. There were also fewer cases of PPH amongst the women who received oxytocin for PPH prevention. 2.6% of the women who received a preventative oxytocin injection experienced PPH, compared to 5.5% of the controls. Therefore the risk of PPH was approximately halved. There were no cases of oxytocin use before delivery of the baby and no difference in the frequency of other birth complications between women in the intervention and control groups. These findings show that under the trial conditions, CHOs can safely administer oxytocin injections when attending home births in poor, rural settings. This intervention also proved practical to use in the Uniject format.Along with the article documenting the trial’s promising results, PLOS Medicine also features a commentary by João Paulo Souza of the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research on the study’s implications for further efforts to reduce the toll of postpartum hemorrhage. He argues: Successful completion of this challenging trial is important because it demonstrates the feasibility, safety, and impact of a community-based PPH prevention strategy. It should be noted that this evidence contributes to equity in health as it extends the application of the most efficacious uterotonic for PPH prevention to the community and under-resourced settings. Based on this evidence, prophylactic oxytocin can be offered by community health officers to all women during the third stage of labor. However, the use of a disposable pre-filled syringe only partially solves the problems related to using oxytocin in under-resourced settings. Cold supply chain issues remain an important obstacle and the skills to administer an IM injection (although simplified) are still required. Thus, investment in the research and development of a thermostable and similarly effective uterotonic is highly desirable. Efforts should be dedicated to optimize the use of cold supply chain for health products at the country level (e.g., harmonizing vaccines’ and oxytocin’s cold supply chains), and the capacity of community health officers to administer IM injections should be strengthened. Another major limiting factor is the fact that oxytocin in Uniject is not commercially available, and the industrial capacity needs to be established or expanded for meeting the demand of large scale implementation programs.Further, he notes that while remarkably important to reducing the burden of postpartum hemorrhage, expanding access and use of uterotonics like oxytocin is essential, strengthening health systems in order to ensure that women receive the treatment they need remains an central, essential challenge.Share this:
Posted on January 7, 2015February 6, 2015Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Young mother and child,India.The International Development Design Summit (IDDS) is an intense, hands-on design experience that brings together people from all walks of life to co-create low cost technologies that improve the livelihoods of people living in poverty. Coming to India in July 2015, IDDS Aarogyam is a four-week summit that will focus on designing low-cost technologies that address global health challenges in remote and resource-poor settings. Hosted by HIVE—a nonprofit organization in Chennai, India that focuses on providing a space for innovations to come to life and thrive—the summit will be a one-stop shop for all innovators – giving them access to knowledge, expert advice and market information & networks.With expert instruction by Zubaida Bai, founder of ayzh, and prominent instructors from MIT’s Design Lab, summit participants will learn about the collaborative design process and work closely with local communities to be able to develop contextually relevant solutions that can be deployed to strengthen the healthcare system and empower the various stakeholders in the process. Participants will also create prototypes and business models designed specifically to support the creation of inclusive healthcare solutions in the communities where the summit is organized. However, the intention is that the models will have the potential to be replicated and scaled up across geographies that need access to quality healthcare.Quality healthcare, especially in rural India, is inaccessible to the masses due to weaknesses in accessibility, health systems, and human resources. This leads to 700 million people without any access to specialized care and one million deaths every year. IDDS Aarogyam aims to facilitate holistic healthcare solutions that meet people where they are and acknowledge their status, aspirations and dignity by bringing together a global and specialized mix of participants who undergo intensive modules that nurture co-creation to create practical technologies that improve the quality of healthcare services and render it accessible to the masses in resource-poor settings.Who will be thereThe intense, hands on summit will bring together frontline community representatives and members from the host town, health workers, midwives, students, business leaders, engineers and designers from across the globe who will be engaged in an intensive ecosystem of learning and development working closely with local communities to be able to develop contextually relevant solutions that can be deployed to strengthen the healthcare system and empower the various stakeholders in the process.Apply to participateWe are looking to bring together a mix of 45 participants who have the following characteristics:Expertise or a background in public health, engineering, design, business, government, or local community vocations (farmers, mothers, welders, mechanics, etc.)Enjoy creating things with their hands and believe they can solve problemsShow passion and enthusiasm for improving livelihoods with technology, even if they are not a technologistHave a strong likelihood to continue working on their project and/or another IDIN activity after the summitExcellent team playersRepresent a diversity of nationalities, cultures, ages, genders, professions, interests, and backgroundsStandard application criteriaApplicants must complete an application by 5 pm EST on January 20, 2015 – no late or incomplete applications will be reviewedApplicants must be 18 years of age to applyApplicants must be able to attend the entire summit: July 6,2015 – August 1, 2015Apply online or print and mail an applicationScholarshipsA limited number of scholarships to attend the summit are available. These will cover the cost of travel and stay during the summit and will be offered based on financial need of the applicant. Please apply here on or before 20th of January 2015.Questions?Visit the IDDS Aarogyam website to learn more details about participating in the event.For any additional questions, contact the lead organizer, Habib Anwar, by email or phone.email: email@example.com | INDIA: +91 74011 76711 | USA: +1 617 949 1057 < Young mother and child>©<2009>< Steve Evans> used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:< https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/>Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 2, 2015August 10, 2016Click 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 works to build a strong maternal health community. That strength starts with you! Here are a few opportunities that you may find helpful in your career.Global Public Health Course, 10 weeks starting March 2nd, 2015: This course, developed by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) a member institution of the SDSN, will focus on various aspects of public health from infectious diseases to NCDs, from health systems to big data, all while placing health as central to the broader framework of sustainable development. The course comprises of video lectures posted every week, reading material, quizzes and an interactive discussion forum, which an be completed at the student’s convenience. Faculty of the course include Prof. K. Srinath Reddy (President, PHFI), Dr. Richard Cash (PHFI/Harvard School of Public Health), Prof. Vinod Paul (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Mr. Rob Yates (Chatham House), and others. Further details about the course, including the course structure, requirements and syllabus can be found on the website. For any questions regarding the course, please email the course team at firstname.lastname@example.org.Because Tomorrow Needs Her, March 4th, 2015, 7:30 pm EST: A special webcast marking the launch of a multimedia campaign highlighting the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls around the world. Because Tomorrow Needs Her is a collection of first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers — midwives, OBGYNs, physicians, nurses, and counselors — who have treated women and girls in a host of different countries and contexts over the past two decades. To find out more, visit the event page and the website or follow us at #TomorrowNeedsHer.Putting Mothers and Babies First: Benefits Across a Lifetime, Webcast: Last week, experts gathered to discuss the important intersections between women’s and newborn health and what integrating these two fields looks like practically. Panelists included Ana Langer with the MHTF, Joy Riggs-Perla with Saving Newborn Lives, Alicia Yamin with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Kirsten Gagnaire with Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action. In case you missed the live webcast, read a summary and watch the video at The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Share this:
Share this: Posted on February 17, 2017February 22, 2017By: Jasim Anwar, Doctoral Candidate, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AustraliaClick 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)Globally, more than half a million women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and almost all of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Pakistan is among the ten countries that comprised 58% of the global maternal deaths reported in 2013. Many births and deaths are not registered, and information on the cause of death is often unknown or unreliable. The lack of information about maternal mortality at the regional level and among high risk populations makes it difficult to identify target groups, for whom scarce resources should be focused. Similarly, risk factor data such as socioeconomic status and medical conditions are not routinely analyzed and reported. Therefore, it is not possible to determine the mortality rate of various high-risk subgroups within populations and to identify problems in a timely manner.In Pakistan, a significant reduction in maternal mortality from 431 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 178 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015 has been achieved. However, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of 140 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births was not achieved. The recent Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) estimated neonatal mortality at 55 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births, accounting for 74% of all infant deaths in Pakistan, while the perinatal mortality rate (death of an infant occurring between the seventh month of pregnancy through the first seven days of life) was estimated at 75 deaths per 1,000 pregnancies.Many births and deaths are not registered, and information on the cause of death is often unknown. As a result, maternal mortality estimates for Pakistan are likely underestimated. In countries where there is no maternal and child health surveillance system, surveys like the PDHS provide useful information to estimate morbidity and mortality, but their reach is limited.In our research project conducted under the University of New South Wales, Sydney, we estimated maternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality rates by complete enumeration of all pregnancies, births, and maternal, perinatal and neonatal deaths in a rural district of Pakistan using an existing information system of the Lady Health Workers (LHWs) Programme. We also extended data collection to areas without existing information systems by recruiting community health workers (CHWs). The LHWs Programme covers about 70% of population in the Pakistan. Data from the LHWs Programme covered 79% of our study population; for the remaining 21%, we recruited CHWs to ensure 100% population coverage and, therefore, a more accurate and timely estimation of maternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality rates—including area-specific causes of maternal and neonatal deaths.A total of 51,690 women between the ages of 18 and 49 years were recruited for the study. Any of these women who became pregnant between 1 June 2015 and 31 May 2016 were registered and followed throughout their pregnancies through 42 days after delivery. Births were counted and maternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality rates calculated. A “short household questionnaire” developed by the National Institute of Population Studies and used in the 2006-2007 PDHS was adapted for a cross-sectional survey of all households in the study area. Data were compared with those from the LHWs Programme and the PDHS 2012-2013. The causes of deaths were ascertained using World Health Organization’s verbal autopsy tool.Our research found variations in maternal, neonatal and perinatal mortality rates estimated using different information sources. Pakistan, as well as many other countries, currently have weak civil registration and vital statistics surveillance, often missing the most vulnerable women and children. Complete enumeration of all pregnancies, births, maternal, perinatal, and neonatal deaths provides the most reliable mortality estimates, thus enabling health authorities to monitor the progress and impact of ongoing public health programs in a timely fashion.—Learn more about Demographic Health Surveys.Read about the Lady Health Workers Programme in Pakistan.Search organizations working on maternal health issues in Pakistan. ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Legendary Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist on Thursday picked former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his successor in the world’s best wicket-keepers’ list.”Dhoni, the way he has carried every role that he has under his job description. A wicket-keeper, batsman, captain every thing. He is a brand and he has carried all these things with amazing success,” Gilchrist said at an event in New Delhi.The 45-year-old left hand batsman also termed the innings that he played in the 2007 World Cup final a “perfect performance”.Gilchrist slammed 149 runs in 104 balls in the final match against Sri Lanka, which Australia won by 53 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method.”My perfect innings would be the final of the World Cup 2007. And all top athletes know that we build up so much for the big events and it does not always go perfectly,” Gilchrist said.”In the previous World Cup finals, the performances were okay but everyone wants to score a hundred and that happened in 2007 and that was my perfect performance,” he added.With Ashes starting from November 23, both England and Australia want to overpower each other but Gilchrist said he wanted the series to be evenly fought.”I expect Ashes series to be evenly fought. Both teams are equally matched but Australians would start as the favourites because of the bowling unit. And if Australia kept their bowlers fit throughout the series, then they are the favourites,” Gilchrist said.Gilchrist praised England all-rounder Ben Stokes and said he was the leader of the team and his absence might give Australians an advantage.advertisementStokes is still in England awaiting the outcome of a police probe into his involvement in a brawl outside a nightclub.
Olympiacos Piraeus welcomed back a couple of familiar faces and went on to hold off visiting Fenerbahce Istanbul 71-62 on Thursday night at Peace and Friendship Stadium. The win improved Olympiacos to 10-5 and a share of the second place at the halfway point of the regular season, while Fenerbahce dropped to 9-6. Former Olympiacos players who helped the team to back-to-back EuroLeague titles in 2012 and 2013, Kostas Sloukas and Pero Antic, were honored at center court before the game. Olympiacos pulled away early behind Khem Birch, before a series of three-pointers had the hosts up 40-21 at halftime. Olympiacos built a 23-point lead in the third quarter, but Fenerbahce rallied behind Luigi Datome and Bobby Dixon, however the Reds held on. Birch finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds, 7 of which were on offense. Matt Lojeski netted 14 points, Ioannis Papapetrou had 12 and Erick Green nailed 3 of 4 shots from downtown and finished with 11 points. Jan Vesely amassed double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors, but did not get much help until the final quarter when Datome and Dixon stepped up. Datome scored 10 points, Sloukas had 10 points and 6 assists, and Dixon finished with 9 points in defeat.Olympiacos started strong defensively and did not allow Fenerbahce to score in the opening three minutes. Sloukas from downtown and Antic inside gave Fenerbahce a 4-5 edge, but Birch was everywhere for Olympiacos. He grabbed 3 offensive rebounds and scored 8 points. With help from a Kostas Papanikolaou three-pointer, the hosts opened an 18-9 advantage after 10 minutes. Lojeski and Green hit three-pointers from each corner to extend the margin to 26-13 in the second stanza. Aside from one free throw each from Sloukas and Ekpe Udoh, it was Vesely as the only player who managed to score for Fenerbahce in the final 15 minutes of the first half. Vesely tallied 14 points in the first two quarters, but the hosts kept pulling away. Green hit 2 more threes, Papapetrou added one, and Vangelis Mantzaris banked in another one, extending the margin to 40-19 entering the final minute. Olympiacos led 40-21 at halftime, and the hosts continued where they left off after the break. Papapetrou and Mantzaris made triples, and Birch fought on the offensive glass, opening a 48-25 margin. Fenerbahce got it started offensively with a triple from Datome. Udoh and Sloukas scored inside, and Antic hit from the outside, but Olympiacos did not allow the lead to slip away. The Reds were up 58-40 after three quarters and in complete control. Dixon cut the margin early in the fourth. Lojeski hit a corner three to make it 63-49, but Datome answered from downtown, and Dixon’s three closed the gap to to 65-61. Dixon had a shot to cut it to 1 point, but missed an open three, before Spanoulis banked in a tough runner with 63 seconds left and Olympiacos held on.Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shares
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Mumbai: Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has launched her YouTube channel, to take forward her bond with fans. Jacqueline, who is quite active in the digital world, went live on her Instagram handle to launch the channel. The first video that the actor uploaded gives glimpses of her childhood, her family, her first rampwalk, her first audition, and the moment she was crowned Miss Sri Lanka. “Looking back, I think I always had a special relationship with the camera. I feel I have always been camera-friendly – a happy little kid. I have two people to thank for that – my dad and my mom,” she said in the video. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”As I grew up, so did my dreams and so did the size of the ramp… I was only 21 when I got a chance to be at Miss Universe. Although I didn’t win, this gave me enough confidence to chase my dreams, and that somehow got me to Mumbai. That is a story I will tell you later,” added Jacqueline. Jacqueline made her Bollywood debut with Sujoy Ghosh’s 2009 film Aladin, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. The film turned out to be a dud at the box office, but Jacqueline got noticed. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna”The journey of mine had its ups and downs, but it has been a Bollywood-themed crazy rollercoaster ride,” the actor said, with the video showing the bond she shares with her fans. “All my life I have been surrounded by the camera. This time, it is different because this is my camera,” said the actor, while concluding the video. On the work front, Jacqueline will soon be seen in Netflix’s upcoming thriller ‘Mrs Serial Killer’.
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated 79 paise to 69.44 against the US dollar in opening trade Monday after exit poll results suggested another term for the ruling NDA government, even as crude oil prices firmed up. Forex traders said investors welcomed the exit poll results that predict a thumping majority for the current BJP-led government. Sentiments were also buoyed by positive opening in domestic equities. The rupee opened at 70.36 the interbank forex market, then gained further ground to touch 69.44 per dollar, displaying gains of 79 paise against the greenback. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra On Friday, the rupee had settled at 70.23 against the US dollar. Foreign funds pulled out Rs 1,057.82 crore in the capital markets on a net basis Thursday, provisional data showed. The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading with gains of 718.11 points, or 1.89 per cent, to quote at 38,657.65, while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11,615, up 207.85 points, or 1.82 per cent. Meanwhile, brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 73.28 per barrel higher by 1.48 per cent.
13 October 2009The head of the United Nations agency tasked with fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS has wrapped up his first official trip to India, praising the pioneering work of a Government-run clinic in Bangalore, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said today. The head of the United Nations agency tasked with fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS has wrapped up his first official trip to India, praising the pioneering work of a Government-run clinic in Bangalore, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said today.The HIV treatment centre at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, the largest and oldest centre in the southern state of Karnataka, has the highest rate of combining HIV and tuberculosis treatment in India.UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé applauded Karnataka authorities yesterday for leading the integration of HIV/TB services at the same facility and for making access to second-line HIV treatment available to patients in need. “This clinic is a model, showing that access to first- and second-line [antiretroviral treatment] ART drugs made in India are being scaled-up for Indians in need of treatment,” said Mr. Sidibé, noting that it represented an example of what could be possible in the future for Africa.In addition, the treatment centre is one of the few sites able to evaluate both when first-line treatment is failing, and provide patients with access to second line treatment.Prices of ART have dropped significantly in recent years, with first-line regimen prices falling up to 40 per cent between 2006 and 2008. But the cocktail of drugs used in second-line therapies, which require a more complex temperature-controlled logistical process, remain expensive.There are an estimated 2.4 million people living with HIV in India, the highest in any country in Asia, with men accounting for over 60 per cent of the infected population and a high prevalence of infection in the 15-49 age group. As in most of Asia, the epidemic is concentrated among key populations at higher risk of HIV, such as sex workers, drug injectors and homosexuals. Mr. Sidibé’s week-long visit to India also included events and meetings in New Delhi and Mumbai.