Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference on Friday became the first regional party to announce its participation in the coming urban local bodies and panchayat polls in J&K. “The Peoples Conference will take part in the upcoming elections. But given the rules, we won’t have a common symbol,” he tweeted.BJP allyMr. Lone became an ally of the BJP after the 2014 polls and served as a Minister with portfolios of Animal Husbandry, Social Welfare and Renewable Energy.Unlike the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference, Mr. Lone, son of assassinated Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Lone, maintained a studied silence on the issues of Article 35A, which defines State-subject laws, and the special status of J&K. The PDP and the NC boycotted the polls accusing the Centre of linking Article 35A with upcoming polls before the Supreme Court, which is hearing a number of petitions challenging the Article.The CPI(M), the JD(U), the BSP, the Awami National Party and the Democratic Party Nationalist also decided to stay away from these elections. So far, the Congress and the BJP have decided to field candidates in the polls, which will start from October 8 for urban local bodies.
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — On a night where almost every San Miguel player struggled to buy a basket, Chico Lanete emerged as the lone offensive bright spot for the Beermen on Sunday.Inserted into the starting lineup for the first time this conference, the 38-year-old guard was the latest Beermen to step up to the plate, drilling four treys to help his crew hack out a hard-fought 77-76 victory over Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next AFP official booed out of forum “I just repaid the trust coach gave me so that I can bring that to our next game,” Lanete, the Zamboanga native, said in Filipino after finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, and four steals.Lanete influence in the game in a big way, capping his performance with a clutch triple from the left wing with 1:31 remaining that gave San Miguel a 73-71 lead to hold off Magnolia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDespite shooting 31 percent from the field, the Beermen were able to pull off the close win to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup standings at 6-1.READ: Beermen regain top spot, halt Hotshots’ run LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Beermen regain top spot, halt Hotshots’ 5-game run Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Chico is a veteran and we had the right timing to insert him after that timeout,” said SMB coach Leo Austria, who expected nothing less from the 11-year PBA veteran given his wealth of experience.Lanete, however, said that he’s just trying his best to live up to Austria’s expectations as the Beermen try to stay afloat with their star guard Alex Cabagnot still recovering from plantar fasciitis.“Alex is really a big help for our team. I’m just making the most of the opportunity given to me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises
Giving the reasoning for pairing Sania with Bopanna, Giving the reasoning for pairing Sania with Bopanna, Khanna said it was a question of court combination. “Rohan plays from the left side of the court and Sania from the right. Leander also plays from right. So we need to give this change,” Khanna said. AITA also announced a seven-member squad for next months Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Korea in Chandigarh but the final announcement will be made on July 5. Asked if one week is enough for Paes and Bopanna to sort out the differences that have piled up in years, Davis Cup coach Zeeshan said, something is better than nothing. “Its better to be together at least for a week, than not being together at all. Dialogue is important. Now that everything has been sorted, we are set for the Games,” he said. Yuki Bhambri, the highest-ranked singles player in the country at number 147, Myneni (ranked 150 in singles and 125 in doubles), Bopanna (ranked 10 in doubles), Paes (ranked 46 in doubles), Ramkumar Ramanathan (224 in singles) Vishnu Vardhan and Sumit Nagal are in the squad. Vardhan and Nagal will be the reserve players while four playing members will be announced on July 5. Without naming either Yuki or Myneni, Khanna said some players are coming back from injury, so all seven are in squad. “Theres still some time so there is no necessity to announce the final squad today. It has been learnt that Myneni, who recently recovered from a shoulder injury, may not be part of the playing squad. PTI AT PM PMadvertisement
Also on Glassdoor: BUY YOUR COPY! Order your copy of You Are A Badass at Making Money now! 21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume With her first New York Times bestseller, Jen Sincero had million of women standing in superwoman pose declaring “I’m a badass.” Those who read the 2013 You Are a Badass found themselves ditching the self-doubt and replacing it with a healthy dose of awesomeness and energy. Readers couldn’t stop laughing at Sincero’s bite-sized anecdotes and laugh-out-loud moments of challenge and triumph. Badass was released just a month after Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and for many Millennials especially, this was the confidence booster that helped them dominate at work.Now, Sincero is out with the highly-anticipated follow-up book You Are a Badass at Making Money helping people everywhere master the mindset and the mantras of wealth. Out April 18th, the book tells the story of how Sincero went from living in a garage to making 7 figures after changing her perception of money and her habit of “half-assing it.” Money has always been a topic that Sincero was passionate about, and when she finally decided to master her own wallet, she found that many of the books out were targeted towards men, written by men, and that they lacked relatable takeaways. So she decided to change the conversation.We caught up with Jen Sincero to discuss her new book, the stereotypes around money and work, and the advice she has for all of us on how to get paid fairly.Glassdoor: Why did you want to focus on money in this follow-up book?Jen Sincero: Money is one of the most common things that my clients struggle with. And, personally, it was my huge stumbling block and then my huge victory. It was actually the reason that the original You Are a Badass was even written because I had to go through all of the self-help to get over my own money issues. My own challenges with money are what got me into coaching in the first place.Glassdoor: Talking about money is seen as taboo, especially for women. Is there an unconscious bias attached women talking about money? Jen Sincero: We all have it bad to some degree. Men are valued when they’re successful; when they’re bread-winners. Women are valued when we’re young and pretty, not too “showoff-y.” There’s a double standard. Successful women are often seen as “bitchy” and “bossy,” whereas if you’re a man you’re “empowered” and “decisive.”Glassdoor: When writing this Badass book, did you have these stereotypes in mind?Jen Sincero: In Badass Money, I wrote an entire chapter on allowance because I really feel, honestly, one of the biggest stumbling blocks for women with making money is allowing yourself to make it. We don’t even realize it, but it is an enormous hurdle. If you haven’t gotten over your issues of being worthy, being allowed and being able to make money, then no matter how hard you work at it, you’re going to really hold yourself back.The One Word Women Should Never Say At WorkGlassdoor: What are some of the biggest misconceptions about making money?Jen Sincero: That you’re an evil, greedy, disgusting person if you focus on making it. That you will have to work hard all the time and never have any fun. That it’s going to be really hard and you’ll have to do stuff that you hate.Glassdoor: You’ve spoken to thousands of people about their issues around money. How do these misconceptions affect the relationship between money and work?Jen Sincero: We’re on Earth once — why would you spend it doing something you hate? At the same time, we’ve been led to believe “Do what you love and the money will follow,” which I think is also a load of garbage. I mean, it can happen but I think you should do what you love, figure out how to monetize it and the money will follow. If you’re going to make your hobby into your career, you have to focus on the income streams and where you can maximize your earning potential the most. You can’t just go fly fishing every day and hope you get rich.Glassdoor: Equal Pay Day is coming up. In your opinion, what keeps the wage gap alive?Jen Sincero: It’s indicative of every other misogynistic aspect of our society. Look how few women are in government. Women need to be a much louder force in our society and we’re not yet. I’ve been quoting lately the Dalai Lama who says, “The Western woman will save the world.” We’ve got the freedom. We’ve got the nurturing ways, we’re community oriented. We’re now educated. We’ve got everything we need, but we can’t save anybody if we’re scraping by. Money is power and women need to get over their BS around making money because we’ve got some big work to do with saving this world. It really does start with having the resources we need to make a really big impact on the world.Glassdoor: Empowered is exactly how I felt when I finished reading the book…Jen Sincero: Absolutely and it’s about getting into the understanding of your own self-worth and the value that you bring and holding your own and also realizing that you’re not taking money from somebody when they pay you. You are giving them a service or a product. We need to realize that and shift our thinking because a lot of women don’t want to” bother people” or don’t want to “be pushy.” When you don’t even acknowledge your worth and you fail to focus on the skills and talent you offer, you fail to get what you deserve.Secrets of the Sisterhood: Glassdoor Women On Their Best Career AdviceGlassdoor: Has there been a time when you had to confront the wage gap, or unleash your Badass to get paid fairly?Jen Sincero: Absolutely. I have certainly had to do it throughout my life. They say, “New level, new devil.” I’ve blasted through all my money issues and now it has paved the way for me to look at all these other issues that I haven’t dealt with yet. We all have to keep going to the spiritual gym. We all have to keep reading the self-help books and constantly surround ourselves with people who inspire us. It’s constant. Self-growth is a muscle. Confidence is a muscle.Glassdoor: What is your spiritual gym made off?Jen Sincero: I stay in touch with just one or two really close friends who are as ambitious and at the same level and some that are higher up than I am just to keep me on my game. I’m almost always reading some sort of self-help book and I read even if it’s just 5 minutes a day just to remind myself that I am the power of your choices and your thoughts. I listen to a lot of guided meditations, do yoga, and I walk a lot which is a very powerful thing for me as well.Glassdoor: The book is peppered with money mantras. What mantras or sayings have been critical to your success?Jen Sincero: My mantra for so long has been “I just want to see what I can get away with.” I included this in the first book You Are A Badass. “I just want to see what I can get away with. I just want to see if I can double my income this year. I just want to see if I can get some clients.” It made it more fun and took some of the drama or pressure out of my journey.Glassdoor: In regards to money, what have been some of your mantras?Jen Sincero: When I was finally starting to make money, I was constantly saying how broke I was and how I couldn’t afford certain things. I switched from saying “I can’t afford it.” Every time I wanted to say that ,I forced myself to say “Money is an abundant resource and I receive it with great glee.”Glassdoor: What was it about that mantra that worked for you? For many people, it’s hard to depend on mantras when they are simply trying to pay the rent?Jen Sincero: Because we are such visual creatures, it forced me to visualize money all around me. When I would focus on “I’m broke” and “I can’t afford it,” I would visualize darkness and be in a sad, low space. This mantra raised my spirits.Glassdoor: Now for a couple of fun ones and then I will let you go. What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?Jen Sincero: I can’t remember who told me this, but they said, “Don’t shoot too big.”Glassdoor: What was your first job and what did you learn from it?Jen Sincero: I had a paper route when I was 11. I’ll never forget there was this bicycle that I wanted. It was blue, sparking and it had one of those banana seats. I wanted it so badly and my parents said I could have it if I raised the money myself. I got myself a paper route and I loved the feeling. When the people paid me it was such a magical feeling. This was very revealing. That is probably why I wrote the book. Earning money was incredibly motivating and empowering. I went on from there to make no money until I was 40.
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Since you already know which skills to leave off your resume, and you’ve studied which trends to try and which to ignore, it’s time to talk about what should be on your resume. Here are three expert’s takes on the seven skills that will have recruiters excited to see your resume come through their queue: Technical skills that pop: website development and design, data collection and analysis, and social media Whether you’re a high-tech data scientist or a high-performing elementary school teacher, here’s a selection of technical skills that can make you stand out from the competition:1. Website Development and Design Website development and design aren’t just for website developers and designers anymore, writes J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of the career coaching site WorkItDaily.com, on LinkedIn: “Times have changed,” she continues. “The [website design] technology has gotten a lot better, and job seekers are more savvy at branding themselves properly. Now, I actually think personal sites are a good idea for all professionals.”Resume tip: Build a simple website using an easy-to-learn tool like WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace, or countless other website-building platforms. Include a link to your personal website on your resume, but don’t explicitly list website building skills on your resume unless you’ve achieved a basic level of competency that you could repeat on the job.2. Data collection and analysis Increased technology usage in the workplace means there’s more data than ever to collect, track, and analyze. That’s why data analysis is such a huge growth area, says Matt Sigelman, the CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, on Time.com: “Mainstream American companies have come to realize that in order to become more effective in the marketplace, they need to analyze data,” explains Sigelman. “And we’re seeing those skills showing up at a premium in a variety of industries, including marketing, logistics jobs, and operations management jobs.”Resume tip: Reflect on the opportunities you’ve had to capture and analyze data in your current job and include them on your resume. If you can’t think of any, consider taking a free online course in data analytics from a website like edX or Coursera, then apply what you learn on the job. 3. Social MediaSocial media makes a timely addition to any resume, says career coach Bethany Wallace: “Regardless of career field and job role, possessing social media management skills is a plus for any candidate,” she remarks. “Many companies still resist hiring a social media manager, and the ability to fill that gap might make the difference in a candidate’s standing.”Resume tip: If you completed coursework or an internship that involved social media, include it on your resume. Extra points for sharing the online branding campaign you developed using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to drive traffic to your company’s website. Don’t list recreational social media on your resume – limit this technical skill for times that you’ve managed social media accounts in a professional capacity. Want to stand out from the crowd? Don’t miss this report: “We Asked 750 Hiring Managers What Makes a Candidate Irresistible, Here’s What They Said”Soft skills: Communication, problem-solving, and a positive attitudeEven in a technical age, it’s not all about technical skills. In fact, in a report compiled by the International Association of Administrative Professionals, OfficeTeam, and HR.com, 67 percent of HR managers said they’d hire a candidate with strong soft skills even if that person’s technical skills were lacking. While you can’t rely on being hired for a job based on soft skills instead of technical talent, such a strong majority opinion among hiring managers is more than enough incentive to bring a focus to soft skills on your resume and in your interview process. Just don’t list them out point-blank – that’s an amateur (and unconvincing) way to do it. Instead, provide an accomplishment statement or proof statements for soft skills you’ve shown on the job.4. Communication “It’s easy for Employers can clearly detect which candidates are great listeners and clear, concise, and coherent when speaking during an interview,” explains Wallace. “Did you send a thank you card after the interview or express gratitude for the opportunity in another way? If not, you won’t likely be the top pick.”Resume tip: Edit your resume for grammar and spelling, but also for clarity. Rewrite long sentences to be shorter, then read your resume out loud to make sure all of your thoughts make sense. Prove your communication skills by email and phone by being brief and to-the-point – yet warm – whenever you interact with the recruiter.5. Problem-Solving“Employees themselves are hopefully ‘solved problems,’ fulfilling their job duties and more,” writes Jessica Amidon on the AthLife blog, a career development resource for post-professional, professional, and collegiate athletes. “An employee that is able to present creative solutions to complex problems creates tremendous value for the employer and makes himself indispensable.”Resume tip: Most resume bullet points focus on the solution of a problem, such as “Raised email open rates 10 percent.” Whenever possible, articulate the problem as well as the solution so that recruiters can see exactly how you’ve applied your problem-solving skills. 6. Positive Attitude“Having a positive attitude is absolutely crucial if candidates want to stand out from their peers, many of whom (particularly Gen Z candidates) may unknowingly display an attitude of entitlement,” says Wallace. “Since the positive opposite of entitlement is gratitude, candidates who demonstrate gratitude and assume responsibility for both their strengths and weaknesses will stand out.”Resume tip: It’s easier to display a positive attitude in an interview than on a resume, but you can start by framing your on-the-job challenges in a positive way. Using verbs like “overcame,” “surmounted,” “succeeded,” and “won,” on your resume can contribute to an overall energetic impression. Read this to make sure you’re actively combatting youthful stereotypes: “How to Smash the Millennial Stereotype”Whether you’re one of the millions of Americans looking for a job, or employed but looking for your next move, list as many of these skills as you can to make your resume pop. 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With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s important that we take time to reflect upon, and celebrate all the amazing things women have today accomplished. In 2019, U.S. women now outnumber men at college universities. Overall, the landscape has drastically improved for women in the last decade. However, mothers still face significant challenges as they fight for equality in the workplace. I interviewed several inspiring women about what it’s like to be a working mom in 2019, and here’s part one of what they had to say! What is it like to be a working mom in 2019? Noemi Patocka, Divisional VP of Human Resources notes, “It’s challenging, but it’s exciting. You get to build an amazing career, but it’s difficult to balance spending the time you want with your kids. Prioritization becomes important!” For Jessica Laird, being a mom in 2019 can be tough, and imperfect. She stresses the importance of checking your expectations at the door, and reminds herself that there is no best way to balance parenting and working. She suggests weighing the pros and cons of any arrangement, and finding the one that fits best for the individual, and makes both roles that much more rewarding. While there have been significant strides for women, there remains fundamental work to be done. Marina Byezhanova, founder of Pronexia, says “It’s important to underline that if you feel like you’re taking a step back in your career, it’s because you are. Being a working mom means accepting that career wise, you’re not accelerating as fast as your colleagues that may not be primary child caretakers.” In her own practice, Byezhanova sees discrimination with clients who state upfront that they don’t want to hire young women as they might be looking to start a family. While discrimination still exists for women, sacrifices and hardships exists for fathers too. While women who opt to have children earn 85% of what their male counterpart earns, the wage gap is even higher for men who choose to take their full paternity leave! 10 Companies Offering Great Maternity Benefits & Eager to Recruit WomenWhat psychological struggles might exist for working moms?As much as the outside pressures can help or hinder your decision to start a family, the mental journeys woman have are equally as impactful. Patocka explains that when considering starting a family, “You play your own mind games. You’re walking away from a job where you’re trying to build a career. You make it difficult for yourself by feeling insecure about what you’re leaving behind. It’s often not a reflection of how the company has acted, rather your own inner dialogue”. Many women also relate to feeling like their identities have been challenged. Many state that at work, they’ve always been able to solve their own problems, and handle the challenges that come their way. However, being a new mom means accepting the vulnerability that accompanies not knowing what to do, and not having all the answers. Jyll Saskin Gales, an employee at Google says “Even though you’ve read all the books, it’s still different having a child in front of you 24/7. I’m used to feeling competent and figuring out what to do, but I can’t search for all the answers at 3:00 a.m. It made me wonder, am I incompetent? This feeling was hard, and something I was not used to. But, it definitely got better with time!” Byezhanova says, that at times, she felt unsuccessful, and that she often didn’t know what she was doing. She says it’s hard to leave a successful career, as your identity shifts from career woman to new mom. She highlights the importance of doing what works best for you at this point in your life, and not putting too much pressure on any rigid plans you might have for yourself. While some women might be able to dedicate 150% of themselves to motherhood, many women are balancing trying to be a great mom, while also trying to build a successful career. Chi Nguyen says that “People expect moms to parent like they don’t have a job, and do their job like they don’t have their families at home”. Navigating the guilt of thinking about work, while spending time with her child, and trying to squeeze in picks up and drop offs can be challenging!How to Put Your Mental Health Above Your Career — and How to Walk Away When You Can’tWhat advice would you give to working moms who are starting families today?Patocka states that the best advice she could give someone was to “be confident, trust your gut, and know what you’re doing is important”. Jyll Saskin Gales, says the advice she would give any new mom, is to have the conversation about maternity leave with your managers early. You have to make sure that you and your manager are working off the same information when it comes to understanding your needs and requirements. Managers may not always know what kinds of accommodations you need, so make that clear. Byezhanova says the best thing you can do is to find a support system that will be honest with you about their experiences, rather than trying to act like a superhero all the time. She expresses the importance in rejoicing in the good, but also sharing the bad as well, and helping each other make things more manageable. Focus on being in the present, wherever you are, and avoid overcompensating. When it comes to feeling the “mom guilt” that many struggle with, Chi Nguyen reminds herself to take a deep breath, and remember that the sacrifices she makes allow her to provide and care for her family. In the grand scheme of things, she knows she’s doing a great job shaping her little humans, and recognizes that things will work out! What all moms agree on, is that motherhood is going to be imperfect, and you’ll need to find people who will keep things real and empower your decisions. Be kind to yourself, and continue to support each other as working parents! [In part two of this article, we’ll discuss what it was like for women to take their maternity leaves, what it was like to come back, and what organizations can do to help make things easier for working parents.]Stacy Pollack is a professional development specialist who helps employees and leaders grow and build new skills through innovative programs. She is passionate about creating opportunities for people to advance in their career while improving their organization’s retention rate and output. She loves sharing insights on workplace development, career building, and networking for success. Stacy also holds an MA in Educational Technology. 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Nonprofit organizations make many mistakes when it comes to the design, presentation and content of their websites. Here are the five deadly sins we commit:Too egotistical: The home page is too often simply an About Us page. It should not be an electronic brochure with your mission statement. It should speak to the user’s values, interests and desires. It’s not “about us,” it’s “about them.”Too meek: There is often no clear call to action on nonprofit pages. Grab a friend or relative, sit them down in front of your website home page, and count how many seconds it takes them to find and click on your Donate button or find another way to do something. If it takes them more than two seconds, you need to place your button in a far more prominent position. Make it central to the page. Make sure it is above the fold. Make it big. Make it colorful. Make it impossible to miss.Too laid-back: Too often, there’s no reason to act now – as opposed to later, or never. You want to inspire someone to act right now, but that can be hard to do if there’s not an urgent crisis to address. Create a sense of urgency for donating by creating a campaign with a goal and deadline, matching grant, or appeal for specific items or programs that are highly tangible.Too dodgy: People want to know where their resources will go if you support them. You must inspire trust. Where will the money go? What impact will result? What lives will be saved, what credible goal will be achieved?Too short-sighted: Recognize that getting clicks requires cultivation. While you want someone to take action right away, it’s important to remember that it takes time to cultivate people. Be sure your website includes a way to capture the email addresses of visitors so that you can build a relationship with visitors and turn them into donors in the future. A newsletter is not very exciting; give people a more compelling reason to surrender their email addresses.
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 10, 2014November 14, 2016By: Natalie Ramm, Communications Coordinator, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health InitiativeClick 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)Continuing the celebration of the one-year anniversary of the “Manifesto for Maternal Health,” this post showcases the work of Jhpiego to improve global maternal health.USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), led by Jhpiego, has enabled more than 1.5 million deliveries with a skilled birth attendant over five years (in accordance with point four in the manifesto), and more than 953,000 women to receive active management of the third stage of labor. Their efforts have brought postpartum hemorrhage programs to 30 new countries, and introduced pre-eclampsia/eclampsia prevention and treatment in another 15.MCHIP has also expanded postnatal and essential newborn care in 13 countries (point nine in the manifesto), and Kangaroo Mother Care for low birth weight infants in another 24. Their efforts have helped bring the Helping Babies Breathe program to 25 new countries, and deliver antibiotic treatment to more than 309,000 newborns.Additionally, more than 3.6 million women received counseling on family planning as part of integrated essential care services at MCHIP-supported health facilities over the last five years. Key Resources:Newborn healthEssential Obstetric and Newborn Care Toolkit (maternal health, too)Kangaroo Mother Care Implementation GuideMaternal healthAdvance Distribution of Misoprostol for Self- Administration: Expanding Coverage for the Prevention of Postpartum HemorrhagePPH Prevention and Management toolkitPre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia: Prevention, Detection and Management toolkitPlease join the conversation! Tell us about your work to improve maternal health over the past year and how it relates to the calls to action from the manifesto. Send an email to Kate Mitchell or Natalie Ramm or join the dialogue on Twitter using the hashtag #MHmanifesto and help us celebrate the anniversary of the manifesto for maternal health!Share this:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 19, 2017April 25, 2017By: Meg O’Connor, Project Manager, Maternal Health Task Force, 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)Earlier this month, global health experts (and students aspiring to be experts) from around the world gathered for a series of presentations, panels and posters at the 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in Washington, D.C. The panel titled “Perspectives on Monitoring Progress Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: What Measures Matter?” provided an opportunity to discuss the monitoring framework developed to accompany the Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) report released in 2015. The panel was moderated by Mary Ellen Stanton, Senior Maternal Health Advisor at USAID, and included Rima Jolivet, Maternal Health Technical Director of the Maternal Health Task Force, Elahi Chowdhury of icddr,b (Bangaldesh) and Chibugo Okoli of the Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP, Nigeria). Representing maternal health monitoring at the global, national and facility-levels respectively, the panelists provided insights from their unique perspectives and highlighted the importance of the EPMM monitoring framework.Dr. Jolivet, who co-chaired the process to develop the monitoring framework, began with a brief history of the development of the EPMM strategies and targets and the important role the EPMM Strategies report plays in making sure that maternal health remains a priority in the global monitoring architecture set forth by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health 2016-2030 (Global Strategy). She briefly reviewed the global and national maternal mortality rate (MMR) targets and described the iterative, country-driven processes that were used to develop the two sets of indicators that will help countries track progress toward ending preventable maternal mortality.Phase I:12 indicators that address the proximal causes of maternal death and establish a minimum data set for reporting by all countriesPhase II:25 indicators and 6 stratifiers that address the distal causes (social, economic and political determinants) of maternal death, providing a supplemental set of indicators for countries to track progress in specific areas of needNext, Dr. Okoli outlined the current state of maternal health and service provision in Nigeria and described some of the challenges she and her team face as they work in facilities to implement improvements in readiness and quality of care for maternal health services. Dr. Okoli noted that in the Nigerian context, where several of MCSP’s efforts focus on improvements in the supply chain for obstetric care and the number of women who deliver with the assistance of a skilled birth attendant, the EPMM phase I/proximal indicators are particularly helpful for tracking progress across facilities.Dr. Chowdhury then described the state of maternal health and maternal health services in Bangladesh, as well as some of the challenges women face in receiving maternal health care there. Dr. Chowdhury, who has been involved with the process to develop a monitoring framework for EPMM since its inception, highlighted both the EPMM Phase II/distal indicators that Bangladesh is already monitoring and the indicators that could benefit from further attention.Following the presentations, the panel engaged in a guided discussion led by Ms. Stanton about how the EPMM framework complements other global maternal health monitoring frameworks—including the SDGs, the Global Strategy, Countdown to 2030 and the WHO Quality of Care Network—and how the 11 key themes from the EPMM strategies report resonate in different countries and contexts. The audience was then given the opportunity to raise additional questions, a number of which were related to the issue of delays women experience in seeking and receiving maternal health care.Dr. Okoli noted that in Nigeria, the delay tends to occur during the care-seeking phase. To combat this delay and ensure maternal health care is a priority for all women, mechanisms like community health workers and a national agency in charge of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV outreach create the link between women and communities and the local health facilities. EPMM indicators on community participation are particularly relevant in this context. Dr. Chowdhury added that in the Bangladeshi context, however, a shortage of human resources—especially clinicians in rural areas—means that women often experience significant delays during the care-receiving phase. In this case, EPMM indicators on the distribution of the clinical workforce are ideal. The different applications of the EPMM indicators in Nigeria and Bangladesh demonstrate why the EPMM strategies, targets and monitoring framework were developed with a significant amount of country input: Each country has different needs, and a monitoring framework that takes this into account is more likely to be adopted by and helpful to national stakeholders. Dr. Jolivet described this approach as “collaborative development and deployment” and noted that input from country stakeholders resulted in the EPMM Phase II indicators on the more distal social and systemic determinants of maternal health being presented in a menu format, or pick-list, from which countries can select the indicators that are best suited to their unique issues in maternal health.Overall, the panel was an interesting and lively look at how country decision makers can decide what measures matter most when it comes to tracking progress in maternal health. The mix of perspectives—both in the level of tracking (global, national, facility) and geography—gave the audience a chance to better understand the unique and important role the EPMM monitoring framework can play in helping to achieve progress toward the maternal health goals set forth by the SDGs and the Global Strategy.—Learn more about the global and national maternal mortality targets and the MHTF’s role in ending preventable maternal mortality.Read the Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) report.Check out an interview with Rima Jolivet, MHTF’s Maternal Health Technical Director, on the role of midwifery in ending preventable maternal mortality.Are you working on EPMM? We want to hear from you!Share this:
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For all you independent workers who are currently unable to access unemployment benefits, here’s your chance to bring attention to the issue. The deputy commissioner for employment security for New York State’s Department of Labor, Nancy Dunphy, is taking questions this week on unemployment benefits through the City Room blog of The New York Times. Ask how the New York State Department of Labor is working to meet the needs of of independent contractors and other workers who can’t collect unemployment benefits. Let us know if you’re posting comments on nytimes.com–and better yet, if you’re getting answers.
It is interesting how and when things come back to us. I am currently rereading Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man. I haven’t touched the book in years, but I was drawn to it a few weeks ago as I reorganized one of my book shelves.I didn’t set out to reread; I was actually skimming through the Prologue when it called out to me:”I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”For many years, I did projects as a ghost or staff writer. I was invisible. My name was not attached to my work, but it was my voice nonetheless. The anonymity provided me with a space to test out my writing style while addressing topics that I was deeply passionate about, but not quite ready to greenlight as my own.When I did finally shift and started writing for a byline, I gravitated towards writing about race, gender, culture, and education—these were my comfort zones. But somewhere along the way, I started getting push back—I was warned that I would blackball my career as a professional writer if I kept addressing these topics.An unsolicited email from a stranger began with, “You probably would make a lot more money if you didn’t write about race so much.”This advice threw me for a slight loop not because it was mean-spirited or ill-advised but because, unfortunately, he was right.There are those in the world of free enterprise who truly feel as if race and culture are “niche” topics that are only of interest to a narrow, targeted audience. Because profitability drives almost everything, outlets with smaller bandwidths simply don’t have the same earning potential as some of the larger, more established outlets; therefore, they can only pay for what sells.Just recently, I took a quick glance at some of the most popular writing job boards; I didn’t see any postings that expressed an interest in the topics of culture or race, but this doesn’t mean that these topics are irrelevant or marginal. In fact, I’d like to argue the exact opposite.Writing about race and culture are more important now than ever before. We cannot assume that just because something is unspoken or unseen, it is irrelevant. Relevancy is subjective. Visibility is subjective.For many years, the voices of Black writers were marginalized and often the only outlets that we had access to were those that were created for and catered to a Black audience. Occasionally, some writers would break through the proverbial glass ceiling and have opportunities to write for a “mainstream” outlet.On the surface, things seem to be much better today. With the proliferation of the Internet and social media, the lines of demarcation have shifted. Like me, many writers of color now write for multiple outlets. Yet, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a problem.In a colorblind society, one might just nod and say that it doesn’t really matter, but it does. Even while writing this, I am overtly aware that some readers may question why I am writing about race for an outlet that caters to freelancers. One might ask: Doesn’t our bond as freelancers trump our differences?That problem centers on what Ellison captured in his book: invisibility. With more outlets that aim to give voice to minority experiences, there is an even greater need for solid content. Yet, paradoxically, the content needed for these outlets may conflict or be in contrast to the colorblind credo that seems to be so popular right now.It creates quite the conundrum for writers in terms of how to position themselves—if I write for a niche market, have I minimized my chances to write for a mainstream outlet? If I write for a mainstream outlet, have I mitigated my ability to write for a community that I identify with?And then there is the compensation factor. Because several outlets geared towards people of color are new and up and coming, they don’t have the capital to pay writers at all or, at least, pay them competitively. For someone who is trying to monetize their writing, no matter how much they may want to write about culture and race, they may not be able to afford to.Is this a reflection of systemic racism? An unjust system? Poor funding streams?I wish I had an answer and could wrap this up with some great closing sentence, but I can’t. I just know that there is a line of demarcation when it comes to what writers are incentivized to write about and there’s nothing colorblind about it.“Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?” – Ralph Ellison
Tax day is a painful moment for many Americans. And for freelancers, it’s even more painful still.Freelancers know they have to deal with tax chores that their nine-to-five, W2 brethren do not –collecting 1099s, keeping up with quarterly taxes, saving separately for retirement, keeping track of myriad expenses.What do we get for our efforts? Access to even less of the social safety net.In today’s LA Times, Freelancers Union Executive Director Sara Horowitz makes the case that true tax reform would take the $1 trillion freelance economy into account and would provide freelancers with more basic protections.The economy has changed, but tax laws have lagged behind.As Sara writes, “we need a tax system that is aligned with this new reality, one that doesn’t burden freelancers disproportionately or perpetually expose them to debt.”Check out the full article.
Rahul Dravid’s young guns will hope to make India the most successful country at the U19 Cricket World Cup which begins in New Zealand from January 13th 2018. India has won the U19 World title thrice before (2000, 2008, 2012) which is the most number of titles won by a country along with Australia (1988, 2002, 2012).Virat Kohli too impressed first at the U19 World Cup when he captained the Indian young guns to the title in 2008. The Indian skipper also met the current lot led by another exciting prospect Prithvi Shaw before the team departed for New Zealand. Speaking to the ICC a few days earlier, Virat said that the Indian young guns must use this opportunity to dare to impress the world.WATCH VIDEO HERE”The players that will take part in the 2018 edition in New Zealand will have another opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the world and really look to stand out from the bunch, I think that should be the mindset of each and every player because it does present an opportunity. If other people are getting 50s or 60s then I would tell the batsmen to go on and score 120s and 130s at that level and that is how you stand out, that is how people take notice of you. If you go on and score 60s along with 8 other people then no one is going to point you out. It is a great opportunity for those who are mentally strong and can take it in a positive way, they will surely make something out of their careers from there on”, said King Kohli.advertisementIncidentally Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson the current captains of India, Australia and New Zealand and the best batsmen in the world all represented their countries in the 2008 U19 World Cup. With 20 Test tons to his name Virat was quick to remind the current lot that their ultimate goal should remain to represent the country at the Test level.”It is good to know that so many people from that batch and not just the three of us captaining our countries (Virat Kohli, Steve Smith & Kane Williamson) but a lot of players have played for their countries as well. That is a signal to a lot of young cricketers from around the world that you need to focus on Test cricket and wanting to make it big for your country in that particular format and the rest of it trickles down easily to the other formats. If we aspire to play only one format and very quickly play for the country then the longevity is not there and I feel it is not worth it. So the thing that we did was that we kept Test cricket as priority in our heads and our careers went on from there and we could solidify other formats as well”, said the Indian skipper.With two weeks until the #U19CWC gets underway in New Zealand, India’s @imvkohli reflects on his experience at the competition and shares his tips for the next generation of #FutureStars. pic.twitter.com/TxpiccT64Y- ICC (@ICC) December 30, 2017The Indian captain also looked back at his own unbeaten campaign at the 2008 event.”The fondest memory from our U19 World Cup are obviously the wins in the tournament in Malaysia where we went unbeaten through the tournament and that is something very special to remember. The ICC U19 World Cup was a very important milestone in my career when I look back now. The World Cup was important as it was watched by many people, specially ours was the first edition when that started and that really helped us get a good platform to build our careers from there on. It holds a very important place in our minds and hearts”, concluded the skipper.Rahul Dravid’s wards will begin their campaign against the Aussies on Sunday, January 14th.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the fifth time at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, ahead of Ferrari rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel in rainy conditions.But whether Hamilton starts from the front of the grid could depend on how stewards assess his alleged blocking of Romain Grosjean’s Haas car during qualifying.Hamilton sped around Silverstone in 1 minute, 26.6 seconds in front of his home fans. They cheered the three-time Formula One world champion at the end of a week when he faced criticism for being the only driver to snub a promotional event in London.“I feel amazing, especially with a great crowd like this around the track,” Hamilton said. “These typical English conditions are what we grew up racing in. I’m comfortable in it.”A banner for Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain hangs from the stands during the third free practice session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack in Silverstone, England, Saturday, July 15, 2017. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, July 16. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Hamilton, who is 20 points behind leader Vettel in the drivers’ championship, is now one short of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 68 poles.Valtteri Bottas was fourth fastest, but he has a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race after being forced to change the gearbox in his Mercedes.ROB HARRIS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare11 Shares
Young prodigy Prithvi Shaw found his mojo back as domestic giants Mumbai Monday cantered to a fourth straight win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, hammering Goa by six wickets in a Group C game of the T20 tournament in Indore.Earlier, Mumbai had defeated Sikkim, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh in the premier domestic T20 tournament.Mumbai rode on Shaw’s blazing 71 off just 47 balls to reach the target of 140 with 10 balls to spare. Shaw, who struggled in the last three games, finally found momentum and registered his first fifty of the tournament.The 19-year-old batsman’s quickfire knock was studded with five boundaries and seven sixes.Skipper Ajinkya Rahane (31) played his part to perfection as the duo laid the foundation stone of the win with a 95-run opening stand.Mumbai slumped to 117/4 from a healthy 95/1, but experienced Surya Kumar Yadav (24 not out) steered the side home at the Emeralds Heights International School Ground.Earlier, Mumbai bowlers did a decent job to restrict Goa to 140 for 4 in their 20 overs.Goa openers Sagun Kamat (27) and skipper Amogh Desai (38) got starts, but were unable to convert them into big scores.The duo added 58 runs for the first wicket, but both fell in quick succession.One-down Amit Verma (27) and wicket-keeper Keenan (26) were also looking good, but Mumbai bowlers sent them back to the pavilion before they could consolidate further.Mumbai bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni (1-31), Shardul Thakur (1-25), Shubham Ranjane (1-19) and Shams Mulani (1-20) – put in collective efforts to deny Goa a big score.advertisementBrief scores: At Indore: Goa 140/4 (Amogh Desai 38, Sagun Kamat 27; Shubham Ranjane 1-19) lost to Mumbai 141/4 (Prithvi Shaw 71, Ajinkya Rahane 31; Vijesh Prabhudesai 1-11) by six wickets.Mumbai 4 points, Goa 0 points.At Indore (Holkar Stadium): Madhya Pradesh 159/6 (Naman Ojha 74, Parth Sahani 40; Amit Mishra 3-19) lost to Railways 161/5 (P S Singh 61, Ashish Yadav 32 not out; Mihir Hirwani 3/20) by five wickets.Railways 4 points, MP 0 points.At Holkar Stadium: Sikkim 75 (Milind 28, Nilesh Lamichaney 13; Jaydev Unadkat 2-9) lost to Saurashtra 79/3 (Cheteshwar Pujara 39 not out, Sheldon Jackson 24; B B Sharma 3-23) by seven wickets.Saurastra 4 points, Sikkim 0 points.At Surat: C B Patel ground: Vidarbha 117 (J M Sharma 49, Atharva Taide 23; S K K Ahmed 5-18, Nathu Singh 2-11) won against Rajasthan 73 (M N Singh 24, Robin Bist 22; Akshay Karnewar 4-7, R L Jangid 2-11) by 44 runs.Vidarbha 4 points, Rajasthan 0 points.At Lalbhai Contractor Stadium: Tamil Nadu 125/6 (N S Chaturved 34, M S Washington Sundar 33; A Nagwaswalla 3-11, Piyush Chawla 2-16) won against Gujarat 124 all out (Chirag Gandhi 68 not out, Priyank Panchal 14; Washington Sundar 2-10, R Sai Kishore 1-19) by 1 run.Tamil Nadu 4 points, Gujarat 0 points.At Lalbhai Contractor Stadium: Bihar 78 all out (Asfahan Khan 25, Piyush Kumar Singh 21; G K Singh 2-11, Ankit Rajan Maini 2-14) lost to Himachal Pradesh 81/1 (A K Bains 54 not out, P S Chopra 14; Samar Quadri 1-14) by nine wickets.Himachal Pradesh 4 points, Bihar 0 points.Also Watch:
Borislav Mihaylov has resigned as president of the Bulgarian Football Union after the prime minister, Boyko Borissov, called for him to go because of the “racism and xenophobia” witnessed at Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against England.On a dramatic day, more than 20 police officers swept into the BFU headquarters in Sofia less than an hour after Mihaylov’s departure was confirmed. Borissov said that related to match-fixing allegations and had been planned before Monday. There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by Mihaylov, a former Bulgaria goalkeeper whose clubs included Reading. Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Topics Facebook Share on LinkedIn A person leaves the headquarters of the Bulgarian Football Union in Sofia on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: STR/AP Share on Twitter news Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Mihaylov’s letter of resignation will be presented to members of the BFU’s executive committee on Friday. He stepped down after Borissov wrote on Facebook: “I urge Borislav Mihaylov to immediately resign as president of the Bulgarian Football Union! It is unacceptable for Bulgaria, which is one of the most tolerant countries in the world – and people of different ethnicities and religions live in peace – to be associated with racism and xenophobia.”Bulgaria’s sports minister, Krasen Kralev, had said the government would suspend relations with the BFU, including financial ties, until Mihaylov went. He cited “the whole state of football and last night’s incidents”.Mihaylov said in the buildup to the 6-0 defeat by England that comments by Gareth Southgate and players such as Tammy Abraham about possible racist abuse at the Sofia match were “offensive” and “derogatory”.A BFU statement confirming Mihaylov’s resignation said: “It comes after the pressure that has been generated over the past few days; a situation that is not positive for Bulgarian football or the football union itself. After so many years in the position and because of his network of international contacts, Mr Mihaylov has said he is ready to continue helping Bulgarian football to develop in any way possible.” Bulgaria Bulgaria goalkeeper praises home fans and says England players ‘overreacted’ Reuse this content Pinterest England Read more Twitter Of police raiding the BFU headquarters, Borissov added: “The rules and the laws are to be respected. We won’t tolerate any match-fixing. This operation is in the result of all the work that the police and the financial authorities have invested into that case. The operation was already planned a few days ago and has nothing to do with last night’s game. It’s a coincidence that the events unfolded like that.”The Bulgaria goalkeeper Plamen Iliev, meanwhile, has said home fans “behaved well” during the game, suggesting that Southgate’s players “overreacted a bit”. The Ludogorets player said he had not heard anything. Share via Email
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso: No reason to feel intimidated facing Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso insists there’s no reason to feel intimidated facing Juventus in the Supercoppa.The match is being held in Saudi Arabia.Gattuso said, “I felt the tension more as a player than a Coach. It’s completely different. We are up against a side that has been dominant in Italy and Europe for eight years, they know how to play for trophies, but it’s important for us to be here and feel this experience too.“We’ve got to play our game with a relaxed approach, because the strongest team doesn’t always win in a one-off match. We want to see a great performance to beat Juve tomorrow, we’re well aware of that.“I am a man who often follows his instinct and for the last five years in this profession my focus has been on being as credible as possible in the eyes of my players. I say with great honesty, I am not thinking of myself, but what this game can represent for my players.“I want to help them realise we can do it, we can raise the bar and push through the limits. I don’t want to see us panic or fall apart at the first error. I don’t want to see a repeat of Olympiacos, a game we had in our grasp and threw it away. At the first error, we lose all our confidence. It has been happening to Milan for a long time, even before I got here, and I want to see this team maintain its courage.”
BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off from Ames, Iowa in anticipation of a huge match-up between Iowa and Iowa State.The Hawkeyes and Cyclones are set to face off in a battle for state supremacy.Before the game, College GameDay set up shop in Ames for the very first time. As is customary, the GameDay crew gave their picks for the day’s action.Perhaps the best part of GameDay each and every week comes when Lee Corso makes his selection for the day’s biggest game. Corso initially reached for the Hawkeye head, but picked Iowa State to pull the upset. Corso picks the Cyclones! pic.twitter.com/h4y1asuUDQ— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 14, 2019Kirk Herbstreit sided with Kirk Ferentz and No. 19 Iowa. The Hawkeyes entered today’s game as the favorite over the Cyclones, but not everyone on the staff picked Iowa to win as Desmond Howard selected Iowa State.Iowa and Iowa State are set to kick off from Jack Trice Stadium in Ames at 4:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FS1.Can the Cyclones pull the upset at home?