Two Congress leaders among three beaten up on suspicion of being child-lifters in MP

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh Police have arrested five persons on the charge of thrashing three persons, including two local Congress leaders, on July 26 night on the suspicion of being child-lifters. Armed with lathis, 20 residents of Nawal Singhana village, 35 km from Betul town, blocked a road towards Shahpur, waiting for a vehicle approaching from the Chicholi police station area, said Karthikeyan K., Betul Superintendent of Police. “They mistook its three occupants for child-lifters and started attacking them. But, when they realised they were local leaders, they ran away,” he said. Betul district Congress general secretary Dharmendra Shukla, party leader Dharmu Singh Lanjiwar and tribal leader Lalit Baraskar suffered minor injuries, while their vehicle was damaged.Later, they filed a complaint in the Shahpur police station, on which the police registered a case under sections 147 [Punishment for rioting] and 323 [Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt] of the Indian Penal Code. Five persons are yet to be arrested. The police suspect a viral video of a child-lifter at the Itarsi railway station, 90 km from Betul, to be the trigger. “The video is doing rounds in Betul, Harda and Hoshangabad districts. Although the immediate trigger of the incident is not yet known, it occurred after the video became viral,” said Mr. Karthikeyan. To arrest the growing trend of attacking persons on the suspicion of being child-lifters, the Betul police has begun organising jansamvad programmes with residents of five  villages at a time. “We tell them to use the dial-100 facility in case they are suspicious of anyone and not take the law in their own hands. Now, we have started getting more calls, especially between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m..,” said Mr. Karthikeyan. Responding to a call, a dial-100 vehicle visits the spot to ascertain whether the person in question is a child-lifter or not. “Though it may increasing our workload, it is an effective way to control the situation,”he said. The Shahpur police station received 10-15 calls relating to child-lifters every day, the most in the district, he added.last_img read more

Punjab CM welcomes Centre’s move on CDS

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has welcomed the creation of a Chief of the Defence Staff post as a vital step in strengthening and streamlining the command structure of the country’s defence services.Hailing the Union government’s decision as the fulfilment of a long-pending demand, first mooted by the then UPA government in the wake of the Kargil war, the Chief Minister said the move would go a long way in improving the command and control system of the Indian armed forces.Capt. Amarinder said that a CDS was suggested back in 2009 by the Naresh Chandra committee under the United Progressive Alliance, as the permanent chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC). The decision, however, then could not be implemented though it was felt that such a post would bring in more effective coordination and cohesiveness in the armed forces.“With the CDS to coordinate them, the three defence services, viz the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, the Indian armed forces would become more integrated, thus enhancing their effectiveness,” the Chief Minister said in a statement.last_img read more

Andy Murray corrects reporter’s ‘sexist’ question

first_imgView comments Sir Andrew Murray is NOT amused with your casual sexism! #wimbledon pic.twitter.com/a6pTpHCFSr— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) July 12, 2017 “Male player,” says Murray.“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter responds, though Murray is far from amused.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LeBron-invested pizza place becomes fastest growing chain in US Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim This is not Murray’s first time to interject a reporter for an oversight, and probably not his last either. In the 2016 Olympics, he corrected BBC reporter John Inverdale who congratulated him for being the first to win two gold medals in tennis.“Venus [Williams] and Serena [Williams] have won four each,” he said.My favorite genre is Murray doing this to reporters pic.twitter.com/CKs8HS0Fn7— Ashley (@ashcech) July 12, 2017While his chance of winning this year’s Wimbledon is gone, the Glasgow-born athlete is still ace in other aspects. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:Murray refuses to blame injury for Wimbledon heartbreakMurray at world number one — how Twitter reacted MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mom Judy Murray approves:That’s my boy. ❤️ https://t.co/ldZUQ2wbZj— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 12, 2017Despite the lack of recognition of their achievements, American female tennis players outperform American men in world rankings. In general, women in professional sports still receive less media coverage than their male counterparts.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 3, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARITWhen top-ranked Brit Andy Murray faced reporters after losing to American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, he still had his priorities straight.The reporter starts, “Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009…”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more

CWG situation sad, want Games’ success as an Indian: Advani

first_imgNDA working chairman and senior BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday criticised the shortcomings in the Commonwealth Games preparations in the last few months but said as an Indian he wished that the event would be a success.”Even in the last session of Parliament I tried not to criticise the Commonwealth Games though some of my party colleagues spoke on it. As an Indian I would want that these Games are successful,” Advani said.”Although sadly today the situation is such that there are doubts about whether the Games will be held. If they are held then that itself will be considered a big achievement,” he added.Advani was speaking at a programme organised by the International Lions Club. Earlier, he had inaugurated a cartoon exhibition, named “Wealth Cartoons” by famous cartoonist Irfan. The senior BJP leader also referred to the pun in the name of the exhibition.Advani said “6-8 months” before any event of such magnitude reports in the media mostly refer to the positive points like the work completed and the how it would be an advantage to the sportspersons of the host country.”But here the only positive reports that one hears of are that some of the countries are finally coming (to participate). This is a very sad thing,” Advani said.BJP and NDA leaders had strongly criticised Organising Committee head and Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi, Sports Minister M S Gill and the Delhi Government for the shortcomings and corruption in the CWG 2010 projects.advertisementThe principal opposition even staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha when Gill said during his presentation on the CWG debate that any information needed can be sought through an RTI application.The recent collapse of a foot overbridge at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and other negative reports about lack of cleanliness have also drawn criticism from the opposition.last_img read more

Moved to tears, Rudy Gobert feels disrespect in NBA All-Star snub

first_imgView comments Fans reach for Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert as he leaves the court following the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was in tears Friday after being snubbed for even a reserve spot in this year’s NBA All-Star Game despite a standout campaign.The 26-year-old French 7-footer (2.16m) is this year’s most accurate NBA shooter, connecting on 65% of shots from the floor, and has had a strong follow up to last season’s Defensive Player of the Year honors.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss With NBA coaches making the call on backup players, Gobert felt especially insulted at his defensive efforts being unrewarded, even knowing the all-star matchup is typically a score-fest with half-hearted defensive work.“I think it’s disrespectful. I feel disrespected,” Gobert said. “It’s disrespectful not only toward me but toward the team, the organization and toward the game.“Because all the coaches preach about defense. Every day they talk about defense, they talk about how important it is to get stops in order to win basketball games.“And when it’s time to vote, they don’t reward the best defensive player in the world.”Gobert said he resisted the urge to take his displeasure to Twitter but Utah Jazz president Steve Starks did not, tweeting: “Rudy deserved to be named an All-Star. Complete non-sense and we need more integrity and accountability. If the coaches vote then their ballots should be made public.”ADVERTISEMENT But he waited in vain Thursday night to hear his name when the list of reserve players for the February 17 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte was announced.“My mom called me crying,” Gobert said in a posting on the club website. “It was tough.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGobert turned off his television and admitted Friday he felt disrespected and frustrated by the all-star snub.“I was surprised,” he said. “We all know how the league works, the direction the league is heading to. I thought there was a chance I might not make it, but just surprised.” ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Towns crier: Timberwolves big man emotional over NBA All-Star honor Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Jazz GM ‘disgusted’Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said he was “disgusted” and “flabbergasted” by the snub that upset Gobert so deeply.And Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, averaging 22.5 points a game, tweeted to Gobert that “Together we will prevail big fella” with a hashtag of “robbed.”“The first year, it was OK. I was 24. It was my first year playing well. I thought maybe I have to make a name for myself, earn the respect,” Gobert said.“But I’ve won the Defensive Player of the Year. I should have two, by the way. All-NBA Second Team. And they still don’t give me that respect.“I’m always going to be about winning. I don’t want to be focused on those things. But at one point I’d still like to get that recognition.”Gobert says he would take an all-star nod as an injury replacement selection but added, “It’s not the same as being selected.”It also wouldn’t pay him the $1 million bonus Gobert would have had from being selected, but that means less, Gobert said, than how his career will be regarded once it’s done.“It’s my legacy,” Gobert said. “I don’t even play for money. I don’t care about that All-Star bonus, to be honest. It’s just about my legacy. Everything I do, I do it to win. It would be good if you could get some reward for that.” PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Spain’s first gay football referee forced to quit because of abuse

first_imgJesus Tomillero, who in March came out as the first openly gay referee in Spanish football, has confirmed he was leaving the game as the result of the continuing abuse received from players and supporters in the past two months.Tomillero confirmed his decision in the Spanish press on Wednesday in the wake of a game he was refereeing in the Andalusian Under-19 league at the weekend between Portuense and San Fernando Isleno.’Verbal abuse’He said that after giving a penalty after San Fernando, one of their supporters verbally abused him.”The worst thing was that everyone in the crowd laughed,” explained Tomillero, who had been a referee since he was 11 years old.’Intolerant young players’  Tomillero, who lives in La Linea de la Concepcion in the southwest of Spain, admitted that since revealing his sexuality he had received a lot of insults on the pitch, even from children.”The younger players are, the more intolerant they seem to be,” he said.last_img read more

5 Types of Jobs That Will Lead You to Your Dream Job

first_imgWhether you’re a recent college grad or settled into your career, you’ve probably discovered that finding a job that fulfills your passions and gives you purpose is a journey within itself.After graduating college, many young professionals have high hopes of landing their dreams jobs immediately. However, it’s very likely you’ll wait five or even 10 years before arriving at your dream job. Although this can be discouraging at times, the journey to your dream job can be one of the most rewarding experiences you have in your career.As a young professional, you may find yourself job hopping during the early years of your career. On average, a professional will stay at his or her job for 4.4 years, and 91 percent of millennials believe they’ll stay at their current job for less than three years. What does this mean for your career? Well, it’s very likely you’ll have several jobs before you discover your dream job.Regardless of where you are in your career, there is always the opportunity to take it one step further. Here are five different jobs you’ll have in your career that will lead you closer to your dream job:1. Your first job that gets your foot in the door.The job that gets your foot in the door of your industry will probably be the first entry-level job you accept after graduation. This job is your first chance to get your feet wet and even determine if you’re on the right career path.Your first entry-level job will teach you a lot of things about your career goals and passions. First, it will confirm whether you’re heading down the right path. Next, it will show you what you like and don’t like about your career. Although this first job may be a roller coaster, it’ll kick off your career and lead you to opportunities to help you reach your dream job.2. The job that provides you with industry connections.During your career, do your very best to never burn any bridges. Each job you have will serve its purpose in your career, whether it was a good experience or not. Most importantly, your jobs will provide you with valuable connections that you’ll greatly benefit from down the road.The job that provides you with a surplus of industry connections could be your first job or third job. However, it’s a job that provided you with the opportunity to grow your network and meet influential people for your career. The connections you make will definitely lead you to new opportunities and provide you with references and advice about your next career move.3. The job where you’re promoted.This is a job you’ll probably have mid-career after you’ve had some experience. You’ll probably work very hard to earn your promotions and then find yourself asking, what’s next?The job that rewards you with promotions is a great way to get closer to your dream job because it provides you with more experience and helps you build your resume. In fact, if you’re already working for your dream company, these promotions could lead you to your ideal position within that company. On the other hand, the promotion can also give you the boost you need to pursue other opportunities outside of your current company, too.4. The job you absolutely hate.Unfortunately, you might have a job in your career that makes you question your career path and goals. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it is an experience that will throw you with some obstacles to cope with.When you have a less than satisfactory job, it can make you question your career, create stress in your life, or even cause you to settle for your current situation. However, it’s important to use this experience as an opportunity to explore what you desire most out of your career.Just because you have one bad job doesn’t mean your career is over. It’s simply a sign that it’s time for you to move on and find a position that satisfies your personal and career needs.5. The job you love, but quit for something better.If you think you’ve found a job you love and couldn’t imagine quitting, there could be a chance you could be proved wrong. Eventually we’ll find a job we wouldn’t trade for the world and we get too comfortable. But then the opportunity comes along to find something that’s even better. When this happens, you have to decide if you want to cross that bridge and explore new options to further your career.Today’s professional will experience a variety of jobs throughout his or her career. With this in mind, remember to be open to the opportunities that come your way and the lessons you’ll learn from each position. This will help you create a career rich in learning experiences and accomplishments that will hopefully lead you to your dream job.Have you experienced one of these jobs? What did it teach you about your dream job?last_img read more

Skills Training Gap Among Employees Revealed; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q1 2…

first_imgWith the recent announcement of President Obama’s new TechHire program, on-the-job skills training is under the microscope. In fact, Glassdoor’s Q1 2015 Employment Confidence Survey¹ explores employee sentiment around skills training and found that socioeconomic status, such as income, gender and education, impacts employees’2 and job seekers’ access to on-the-job training, contributing to a skills gap in America.In addition, the quarterly Glassdoor survey explores four key employment confidence indicators: salary expectations, job market optimism, company outlook and job security. Plus, this quarter’s survey not only reveals employee sentiment around on-the-job training, but it also uncovers the types of training received.Skills Training Gap Exists Between Socioeconomic GroupsWhen it comes to income, education and gender, there are significant differences between the amount of access these socioeconomic groups have to on-the-job skills training from their employers. Nearly 3 in 4 (73%) employees earning higher household incomes ($100,000+) report receiving on-the-job training in the past 12 months, more than employees whose household incomes are less: $75,000-99,999 (57 percent), $50,000-74,999 (58 percent), less than $50,000 (57 percent). In addition, employees who have received more education also report receiving more on-the-job training, as 70% of employees with college degrees report receiving on-the-job training in the past 12 months, compared to 56% of employees with some college education and 58% of employees with or without a high school diploma. Further, more men (66%) than women (57%) have received skills training in the past year.“As the national conversation heats up around the need for greater skills training opportunities, the Glassdoor survey underscores the importance of making sure skills training is available equally to all socioeconomic groups in the country,” said Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert. “Job market confidence in the U.S. is high, and in order for us to grow and harness the favorable economy, we must make sure our workforce has the information and access to training needed to advance their careers, companies and industries.”Salary Expectations at a New HighEmployees may soon be asking for more money as 45% of employees expect a pay raise or cost-of-living increase in the next 12 months, reaching a new six-year high since this question was first asked in Q1 2009, and up 2 percentage points since last quarter (43%). Pay raise confidence is higher among men (50%) than women (40%). And, 37% do not expect a pay raise, unchanged over the past two quarters, while 18% don’t know. Employees with a college degree or more are significantly more optimistic (53%) in receiving a pay raise than those with a high school diploma or less (36%).Job Market Confidence Remains High & SteadyAs more employees are expecting a pay raise in the next 12 months, employee confidence in the job market remains high and steady. Half (48%) of employees (including those self-employeed) are confident in their abilities to find a job matched to their experience and compensation levels in the next six months – this is consistent with last quarter’s six-year high since this survey question was first asked in Q1 2009. Of those unemployed but looking for a job, rehire confidence is also at a six-year high, with 47% optimistic they will be able to find a new job in the next six months. Thirty percent of employees (including those self-employed) don’t know if they’ll receive a pay raise in the next 12 months, and 21% believe it is unlikely.Business Outlook Optimism Reaches Highest Level in Two YearsAt a new two-year high since Q4 2012, 47% of employees (including those self-employed) believe their company’s business outlook will improve in the next six months, up 4 percentage points from last quarter. Seven percent believe it will get worse, while 46% believe it will stay the same. Men are more optimistic (52%) than women (40%) that their company’s business will get better in the next six months.Check out more from our Q1 2015 Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, including our survey supplement which provides a detailed quarter-by-quarter breakdown of results.1 The Q1 2015 survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Glassdoor from March 19-23, 2015 among 2,024 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact pr@glassdoor.com2 For the purposes of this study, “employees” were defined as U.S. adults 18+ employed full time and/or part time unless otherwise indicated.last_img read more

11 Cool Small Businesses Hiring Fast

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Seven Hills Women’s Health CentersWhat They Do: The physicians of Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers are the leaders in women’s health care in Cincinnati.Where Hiring: Cincinnati, OH and Edgewood, KYWhat Roles: Medical Insurance Coordinator, Medical Assistant & more.See Open Jobs Browse Open Jobs Innovative Outpatient Family Medicine Opportunity Near FedEx Field Steele Healthcare Solutions Capitol Heights, MD Cybersecurity Program Associate Noblis Washington, DC Qualified BuildersWhat They Do: Qualified Builders, Inc. is a Commercial General Contractor that specializes in one story, ground-up projects whether it is retail, office, fuel or hospitality. They focus on building in the states of TN, SC, NC, GA, and VA.Where Hiring: Raleigh, NCWhat Roles: Commercial Construction Superintendent, Construction Project Manager, Estimator/Project Manager & more.See Open Jobs 3.1★ Sales Director Federal SUSE Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h LPN Washington Fertility Center Annandale, VA 23 hours ago 23h 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h N/A 23 hours ago 23h Marketing Communications Specialist Allied Telecom Group Arlington, VA 2.9★ N/A 3.8★ bpm’onlineWhat They Do: Bpm’online is a premium vendor of process-driven cloud-based software for marketing, sales and service automation.Where Hiring: Boston, MA and Melbourne, AustraliaWhat Roles: Talent/Administrative Manager, Sales Executive, Partner Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Evangelist & more.See Open Jobs 3.9★ SJE-RhombusWhat They Do: They are a 100% employee-owned company based out of Detroit Lakes, MN. Founded in 1975, they have grown into a leading manufacturer of reliable, trouble-free liquid level controls for the water, wastewater and sewage industries throughout the United States and Canada, as well as into global markets.Where Hiring: Vacaville, CA; Clearwater, FL; Plymouth, MN; Detroit Lakes, MN & more.What Roles: Design Engineer, Electrical Control Panel Builder, Panel Fabricator, Production Assemblers & more.See Open Jobs JD STRATEGIES, INC.What They Do: JD Strategies was founded in 2003 by Jim Carteris and Doug Wing, who brought over 35 years combined experience in the technical staffing industry to the firm. Commitment to providing quality service and solutions to clients is their foundation.Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA;What Roles: Audio and Visual Technician (AV Tech), UI/UX Designer, Inside Sales Representative, VFX Animator, Revenue Accountant, Pharmaceutical Sr. Business Systems Analyst & more.See Open Jobs Front waiter – Clyde’s of Georgetown Clyde’s Restaurant Group Washington, DC Nick StrimbuWhat They Do: Family owned transportation company, founded in 1926. Nick Strimbu Inc. hauls flatbed and refrigerated freight in regional lanes throughout the eastern US.Where Hiring: Brookfield, OHWhat Roles: Class A CDL Regional Truck Driver – Home Weekly sign on bonus, CDL Class A Regional Truck Driver Home Weekly $60 & more.See Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Director of Rehabilitation Kindred Healthcare Washington, DC 2.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.0★ CDL-A Dedicated Truck Driver USA Truck Washington, DC EvideraWhat They Do: Founded by a team with more than 30 years of leadership in health economics, outcomes research, market access, statistics and epidemiology, Evidera partners with life sciences organizations to optimize the market access and commercial success of healthcare productsWhere Hiring: Waltham, MA; London, England; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA & more.What Roles: Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist – Meta Research, Project Lead / Research Scientist (Systematic Literature Review) Meta Research, Senior Market Access Writer – Market Access Communications & more.See Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Executive Assistant Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h Symmetry Financial GroupWhat They Do: Symmetry Financial Group is the fastest growing insurance marketing organization in the country.Where Hiring: Asheville, NC & more.What Roles: Independent Sales Agents and RepresentativesSee Open Jobs Sign-a-RamaWhat They Do: Signarama is the premier provider of a wide range of full-service sign and advertising products.Where Hiring: Valencia, CAWhat Roles: Client Account Specialist, Production Associate, Outside Sales Representative & more.See Open Jobs If you’re looking for a tight-knit team and a company where everybody knows your name, a small business may be a perfect fit. These companies boast many of the perks and benefits that you’ve come to expect from a company in 2018, plus so much more. Here are 11 cool small businesses hiring now!Shaker Recruitment MarketingWhat They Do: Shaker is a full-service recruitment marketing agency specializing in highly customized solutions for attracting and retaining the right talent, including authentic employer branding, exceptional creative, and innovative digital experiences.Where Hiring: Oak Park, IL and Fort Meyers, FLWhat Roles: Social Media Coordinator, Cashier, Restaurant Station Attendant, Account Executive, Creative Project Manager, Account Representative & more.See Open Jobs 4.1★ Police Officer Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC Washington, DC HighCom Security ServicesWhat They Do: Founded in 1997 by former military and government security personnel, HighCom started out as a leading security provider in the field of terrorist activity prevention; adapting time tested protective strategies to fit the unique requirements of its San Francisco Bay Area clientele.Where Hiring: Oakland, CA; Palo Alto, CA;What Roles: Alarm System Technicians, Security Agents, Security Management, Project Managers & more.See Open Jobs Browse More Jobslast_img read more

Advice to My Younger Self: The World Is Your Oyster (It’s True)

first_imgBrowse All Brunswick Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 2nd Shift Foam Cutter Operator Brunswick Largo, FL 3.6★ Injection Mold Technician II Brunswick Saint Cloud, FL See more jobs at Brunswick 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Sea Ray / Assembly Technician Brunswick Greeneville, TN My generation was taught that the world was our oyster and we could follow our dreams. Good, bad or indifferent, I firmly believed that we were free to choose whatever it is we wanted to do in life—and I’m here to tell you that this timeless piece of advice is still true.Those words inspired me to push boundaries and embrace new challenges so that I could achieve my career goals. In my 20+ years of professional experience, four key principles have helped to guide me throughout my career and in my current position as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Brunswick Corporation.To my younger self and individuals seeking to move forward in their career, I would say: Don’t let anyone put you in an artificial “box.” In fact, you should reject the thought that there even is a “box.” I would never allow others to give me boundaries or limits, which helped me push myself further to reach my ultimate potential.Your hard work will pay off. Along with hard work, support from others in your corner and a lot of grace, you’ll achieve your dreams. This mentality enabled me to go on to get a degree in Computer Science, two other advanced degrees and further my career in Information Technology, a field that has traditionally been known as male-dominated.Do you. We all have gifts and talents. Therefore, if you have the heart and the passion for an area, don’t be afraid to take on new roles, new opportunities or new challenges, even if it is something that has not been traditionally done by a woman—or potentially never been done before period. These things should not be a factor.Take risks. Venture out of your comfort zone to take risks based on your passion, talents and dreams, and NOT anyone else’s artificial box. You won’t regret it. Available Jobs at Brunswick 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h Brunswick, Fort Wayne – Assembler Brunswick Fort Wayne, IN 3.6★ Mercury Marine – Industrial Maintenance Electricians (2nd and 3rd Shifts) Brunswick Fond du Lac, WI 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ Mercury Marine – Administrative Assistant Brunswick Fond du Lac, WI 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h So, younger self, continue pursuing your passion and create the career of your dreams. With hard work and perseverance, you will see the world really is your oyster. We’re always looking for leaders to join our team. Visit Brunswick-Careers.com to learn more. Danielle Brown is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Brunswick Corporation. Ms. Brown joined Brunswick from DuPont, where she led global IT transformation. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within Information Technology, serving in operations and corporate assignments in the United States and Asia. Ms. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as earning a Master of Science in Information Systems and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University and Drexel University, respectively. 3.6★ Receiving Clerk Brunswick Kent, WA Brunswick Corporation- HR Systems Administrator Brunswick Lake Forest, IL Shipping Clerk Brunswick Pompano Beach, FL Sea Ray Lamination Technician Brunswick Greeneville, TNlast_img read more

The Ultimate Holiday Out-Of-Office Checklist

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Read through to find out what you need to do before you leave for vacation in order to come back to a peaceful oasis of productivity: Craft the Perfect Out-of-Office MessageYour out-of-office autoresponder needs to include three things: how long you’ll be gone, whether or not you’ll be checking in and who the writer should contact in an emergency. So long as you have these pieces, you really can’t go wrong — but if you can work in a little personality with an appropriate holiday quote, all the better! Here’s an example of a perfect out-of-office autoresponder: Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out — you’ve caught me on my annual vacation to the Maldives (lucky me!). I’ll be out of the office 12/18-1/4 with very limited Internet access. In the event of an emergency, please contact Bobette Bobbie at bobette@company.com. Until then…“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”– Rainer Maria RilkeSincerely, [Your Name]The Funniest Out-Of-Office Replies, Just In Time For the HolidaysMake a List of Time-Sensitive ItemsYour time out of the office doesn’t always have an impact on what is or isn’t due while you’re gone. For example, if you’re out of the office for the turn of the calendar year, you’ll want to be sure you’ve turned in any expense reports or travel vouchers before you leave so that they’re where they need to be when your accounting team needs them. Make a List of Non-Time-Sensitive Items“Brain dump” a list of all ongoing projects (even the non-time sensitive ones) to help you hit the ground running when you come back from your vacation. Much like writing out your to-do list before going to bed helps you sleep better, writing out your projects before you go on vacation will help you disconnect more completely while you’re out of the office because you know your to-do list will remind you when you get back. Schedule Email RemindersEmbrace automated inbox technology. If you know your teammate needs a gentle reminder to complete an important task each Friday, schedule an email to go out while you’re on vacation. Outlook has a function that allows you to delay or schedule emails, and if your company uses Gmail, you can use Boomerang for Gmail. If this is something you do a lot, the web app Tiny Reminders lets you build repeatable forms to manage your reminders.For this set of reminders, though, make sure you include a brief note explaining that you’re out of office so that your coworker doesn’t reply with a question and expect you to get back to them quickly.14 Cool Companies With Unlimited VacationTell Your Colleagues When You’ll Be GoneDon’t leave anyone wondering where you are; make sure everyone who needs to reach you knows you’ll be unreachable between certain dates. If it’s tempting to slip out and hope no one notices, don’t fall for it. It’s always better for your reputation to be upfront about what you are or are not doing, especially when it involves you being unavailable.Tell Them Who to Call InsteadYour out-of-office email autoresponder will share these details once you’re gone, but if at all possible, you should email each of your important work contacts in advance with information about who they should get in touch with while you’re out of the office. Print a List of Important Phone NumbersIf the worst happens, and you drop your laptop and smartphone into the French Riviera as you climb into the yacht you’re vacationing on (hey, we can dream right?), you’ll want to have a hard copy of the important numbers you need. That way you can still get in touch with your boss directly to let them know if you’ll be delayed, there was a data breach or you need to be issued a new laptop.8 Things to Bring to Every Job InterviewBlock Off Time When You Come BackThe only thing tougher than coming back from vacation is coming back and stepping directly into a long morning of meetings. If it wouldn’t be out of place for the way your company works, block off the first two hours of your first day back to make sure you have time to reassess your priorities, tackle urgent emails and start your day off in an intentional way. Clean Your DeskWhether you’re taking off a day or a week, there’s nothing more refreshing than coming back to a clean workspace that’s stocked with all your desk essentials. Before you head out, take a minute to run a disinfectant wipe over your workspace, file and discard random papers and restock snacks, pens, sticky notes and everything else you use on a daily basis. (And if you have an extra minute, write a small note of encouragement to your future self and leave it on your keyboard… Thanks, past self!)Install Software UpdatesThere’s no better time to update your work phone, personal phone, laptop, tablet and desktop than in the last few hours before you head out for vacation. It will almost be like coming back to a completely new set of devices!Pledge to DisconnectThere’s a theme to all of these out-of-office reminders: Do what you can to set yourself up for the best possible chance to truly and deeply disconnect from work. You’ll get the biggest benefit from your vacation if it’s truly a break from work, and that means no racing thoughts, quick texts to check in or answered calls. Before you step out of your office or building to head out on vacation, take a deep breath and say, “Goodbye for now” — and mean it.  We could argue that your work really begins when your request for time off is granted. Thankfully, this is one to-do list that ends with a guaranteed accomplishment: a relaxing vacation! 2.7★ 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ N/A 3.2★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.4★ 3.0★ Service Technician General Parts, LLC Milwaukee, WI Part-time Evening Associate Crew Carwash Greenwood, IN View More Jobslast_img read more

​Pep calls on past ties to bring Juventus defender Alves to Man City

first_imgManchester City are interested in signing Juventus fullback Dani Alves, according to Sky Sports.The report suggests the two clubs have had initial talks over the transfer, but that an agreement is yet to have been made.Alves has one year left remaining on his current contract after joining Juve from Barcelona last summer.The Brazilian spent four seasons under current City manager Pep Guardiola at the Camp Nou between 2008-2012.Guardiola is desperate to sign fullbacks this summer having released Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta at the end of last season.last_img

Southampton legend Le Tissier: Pellegrino will want to buy creativity

first_imgSouthampton legend Matt Le Tissier expects new manager Mauricio Pellegrino to seek creative players this summer.Saints finished eighth last season under former manager Claude Puel.Le Tissier told Sky Sports: “I would imagine his remit would be the top-eight which is where we have finished for the last four seasons, it was great to get to a cup final which we narrowly missed out on.”Probably the biggest thing would be to maybe add a little more creativity in the way we play. A little more of the high pressing that we became accustomed to over a few seasons with [Mauricio] Pochettino and with Ronald Koeman.”That’s what the club are looking for – somebody who can take the club back to the way we were playing before last season.”last_img

Benjamin Mendy urges Monaco to sell him to Man City

first_imgAS Monaco fullback Benjamin Mendy is eager to sign for Manchester City.L’Equipe says Mendy, having returned to Monaco on Friday for the first day of preseason, informed directors he wanted to be sold.The France international is aware of City’s interest and has asked ASM to sell him.ASM immediately responded, telling Mendy that they do not wish to lose him unless City make an irresistible offer.City have also contacted Monaco this week in an effort to open negotiations about a fee for Mendy.last_img

Buzz Meeting: How Do We Expand the Maternal Health Community Without Losing Focus?

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 11, 2011June 19, 2017By: Janna Oberdorf, Director of Communications and Outreach, Women DeliverClick 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)At the end of the two and a half days of the MHTF Buzz meeting, my brain is certainly buzzing with ideas, thoughts, and more than anything – questions. The goal of the meeting was to bring up “5 Questions You Need to Ask About Maternal Health Right Now,” and to discuss and debate these tough questions. At first, I think it was really challenging for the group to think about asking tough questions without focusing on finding answers – something our community strives to do. But, looking back, I feel really privileged to have had the space to think about maternal health on a different scale – to see beyond “next steps” and “action plans” and to have the freedom to think big.One thing that struck me was a key question that was addressed towards the end of the meeting: How do we expand the maternal health community without losing focus? The “askers” of this question were getting to the heart of inclusion and integration of other development issues like newborn health, child health, women’s health, women’s empowerment, etc. But, I think this question can make us go beyond the integration piece and think more critically about what does it mean to “expand” the community.For the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and striving to get more young people involved in maternal health. I’ve talked about the need for new voices in the field, the need to ensure the future of the movement by investing in the leaders of tomorrow, and the need to pass on the lessons of the last 25 years of the “safe motherhood” initiative so we don’t lose what has already been learned. But, being at the buzz meeting, I came to realize that the need to expand the community goes so much farther than just a question of age. Countless times at this meeting, participants would qualify their statements and contributions by saying, “I’m not an expert in maternal health, but…” or “I’m on the outside of this issue, but…” I did it often myself in saying, “I know I’m new to this field, but…” What I came to realize is that we need to expand our community to include young people, for sure, but we also need to be better about letting our guard down to all people who are engaged and excited about working to improve maternal health – whether they are 18, 35, or 75.We need to accept that everyone will come from a different perspective and will have a different set of skills, and it’s this diversity of interested actors that could potentially push the maternal health issue forward. We need more people to feel like they can be part of the solution.At the same time, the maternal health community should work to pass down the history of the last 25 years in a way that excites and engages new players rather than builds barriers. I think that a major part of this is an immense need for better intergenerational dialogue – we need to ensure that the future leaders in the maternal health community inherit the wisdom and the knowledge of the past 25 years without inheriting the baggage. We need to learn from what the current leaders know, but feel freedom to challenge, try new things, and even re-try things in a new generation and new context.Meetings like the MHTF Buzz are an important step in this process. It’s always more satisfying to answer questions than to ask questions, but both are so essential to move forward. “I know I’m new to this field, but…” I feel optimistic that we can and will make progress on maternal health. So let’s start bridging the knowledge gap not just in data and research, but look to bridging gaps between issues, between generations, and between people.Share this:last_img read more

How to Avoid Predatory Journals: A Five Point Plan

first_imgPosted on January 28, 2015May 9, 2017By: Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor, Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition at icddr,bClick 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)Increasingly, I’m asked to advise and assist with the problem of predatory journals. While it’s probably only an annoying nuisance to many in the developed world, the increasing number of spam emails inviting articles and conference participation is beginning to feel like a potentially serious problem for developing world scientists and institutions. This demands action, as Richard Smith and I argue in a recent editorial in The BMJ.That’s because these countries’ relative lack of development also extends, unsurprisingly, to scholarly publishing. Whereas in rich country institutions we would have training, supervision, and support that generate a level of literacy to discern predatory versus legitimate journals, this is often missing or nascent in developing country institutions. As a recent paper shows, the majority of authors in predatory journals are inexperienced and based in developing countries.Predatory journals (a term first coined by librarian Jeffrey Beall) are fake or scam journals that send phishing emails offering “open access” publication in exchange for payment, without providing robust editorial or publishing services. They have been discredited by the scientific community, and because they are not indexed in standard databases any research published in them is effectively lost. Their motive is financial gain, and their modus operandi is a corruption of the business model of legitimate open access publishing.Many organisations and universities around the world are facing this problem, but it appears predatory publishers may be particularly targeting institutions in the global south.I’m struck by how many more spam emails from predatory publishers I get to my Bangladesh institutional email than I do to my Canadian academic account. In a recent seven day trial, I received 14 predatory journal spam emails to my icddr,b account and six to my University of Toronto account; a colleague at Harvard in the same period got just two.This can’t be explained by inadequate junk mail filters, as the system we use at my organisation in Bangladesh is an industry standard.I recommend a five point plan for researchers to avoid predatory journals, which involves “doing your homework” to check the credibility of a journal or publisher, and always being sceptical of unknown journals. To distinguish legitimate from predatory journals, here are some useful sources of information—none of which are adequate on their own:Is the journal or publisher listed in Beall’s List? If so, it should be avoided, as this “blacklist” is regularly updated and specifies criteria for identifying predatory journals and publishers.If claiming to be an open access journal, is the journal in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)? This is a sort of “whitelist,” and journals here must meet specific criteria.Is the publisher a member of recognised professional organisations that commit to best practices in publishing, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); the International Association of Scientific, Technical, & Medical Publishers (STM); or the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)?Is the journal indexed? Do not accept the journal’s claims about being indexed. Instead verify these claims by searching for the journal in databases such as PubMedCentral (free) or the Web of Science (requiring subscription).Is the journal transparent and following best practices when it comes to editorial and peer review processes, governance, and ownership? Are there contact details for the journal and its staff (email, postal address, working telephone number)? Reputable journals have a named editor and editorial board comprised of recognised experts. Are the costs associated with publishing clear? Credible journals do not ask for a submission fee. Many bona fide open access journals require a publication charge, but this is levied after acceptance and through a process separate from the editorial process.To help with “doing your homework” authors can consult new guidance from COPE, which—along with the DOAJ, OASPA, and the World Association of Medical Editors—has set out principles of transparency and best practice that set apart legitimate journals and publishers from “non-legitimate” ones.These sources of information can help any researcher struggling to avoid predatory journals, but should supplement rather than supplant extensive discussions among co-authors about the right and reputable target journals for their papers.In addition, those of us who collaborate with and advocate health research from developing countries should lend our support to colleagues, especially junior colleagues, to spread publication literacy and to fight against the predatory journals.This post originally appeared on BMJ Blogs.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

6 tips for creating a social media presence that works

first_imgWhen I first joined Facebook in 2009, I did so to stay connected to family members, friends, and students. My social media presence was quite capricious and often, to be honest, I went on there just to be nosy—to see who was getting married, having a baby, getting a divorce or all of the above.This lasted for years until a friend, who is a social media guru, chastised me about being virtually invisible. I told him, “I don’t do social media.”At the time, I didn’t really see the purpose of having connections with people I didn’t actually know. I was content with my 500 friends.My friend nudged me further and said that I was missing out on a gold mine. He explained how he used his social media presence to introduce potential clients to his work, to create a brand, and to gain greater visibility which he leveraged as a freelance writer and public speaker. “Give it two months,” he insisted. I agreed.It actually took less than a month and I “got it.”Fast forward to 2017 and I now have a combined 23,000 friends/followers/fans on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with my primary base being Facebook.And, yes, he was right. It is a virtual gold mine if you figure out how to use it to your advantage and I am not talking about algorithms or sponsored ads. I am talking about good old fashioned human connections—even if they are virtual.So, what can you do? Try these 6 tips.Be clear about how much of ‘you’ you want to shareIf you want to get traction on your personal page and that traction is derived from strangers, be very clear and intentional about what you plan to share. Because I brand as a freelance writer who is passionate about writing and social justice issues, I am myopic with my posts.Occasionally, I may throw in what I ate for dinner last night and I may shout out my partner, but that is rare. I also made some of my old pictures and photo albums private. My rule of thumb when deciding whether or not to post on any platform is: Only share information that you are ok with telling a perfect stranger. As your platform grows, that’s who you may end up talking to.It’s ok to have more than one Facebook pageFacebook limits personal pages to 5,000 friends. As I watched a significant uptick in people sending me friend requests, I knew that I needed to expand my reach.I did not want to start over and create a public figure page, so I opted to create two additional pages.I established a page exclusively for Seldon Writing Group, LLC and a page called Black People Who Love to Write, where I have followers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds from all around the world.I think of these 3 pages as my trifecta—-me, my work, and my passion. This may seem like extra work, but it’s not. I often share posts from one page to all three of the pages.If three different pages seems unrealistic and you don’t want to open up your personal page to others then definitely create a FB page just for your freelancing services and invite all of your friends to like and follow it.Tell people what you do and shareDo your social media connections know that you are a freelancer? When’s the last time that you—to the extent that you can—shared some of your work? I underestimated the importance of this at first. It’s not enough to just tell people, “I am a ___________________.”You may have potential clients who are in need of your services and simply sharing that you freelance can lead to transactional relationships. Like I tell my writers, show, don’t just tell.Be consistent in how you use your platformsOne of the most important aspects of social media branding is brand consistency. If you are a freelance videographer, make sure that your social media platforms are aligned with what you do and your area of specialization.People will start gravitating towards you because they will associate your page with great video products. People will also use what you post as virtual business cards when they tell others about your work.With Facebook analytics (for non-personal pages), I can gauge the reach of a post, the gender, age-range, and geographic location of the people who follow 2 of my 3 pages. For example, my niche audience on FB are women ages 34 to 55 who live in NYC, Chicago and Houston. 65% of my new clients in 2017 are via Facebook and they fall within this demographic, so I can actually attribute this growth directly to having a social media presence. Had it not been for FB, they probably never would have ‘found’ me.Create good contentGood content is like the trailer of a movie that isn’t coming out until 2018 and you’ve already made plans to see it.In the social media ecosystem, good content is a status, a post, a tweet, a picture, a caption, a meme or even a hashtag. Links to longer pieces are great, but sometimes, 30 seconds is all that you need. Good content is also like a virtual billboard for your services. I have posted content that has been shared by thousands of people. I also know that my content has reached over a million people. Does this translate into sales? Not necessarily, but it does help with branding and marketing your services.Venture into new territoryI joined Instagram in June at the urging of two different clients. “You’re missing out, Doc.”When I initially thought about Instagram, I thought about scantily clad women and since my modeling days are over, I opted to pass. I really did not understand why it would be advantageous for me from a business standpoint. So, one day, as my client and I were having lunch, I asked him to show me how the hashtags worked.He showed me a few posts and when he typed in #freelancers, #writers, #authors, and #editors, millions of posts popped up. We clicked on a few and I was pleasantly surprised to see others sharing their written work. I’ve grown to like Instagram and I primarily use it to share inspirational quotes, cover shots of my clients’ books, or a selfie or two.I also link my company website in my bio and a few links to my blogs. I have made some connections that have resulted in opportunities to freelance. Conversely, Twitter has not panned out as much for me, so I don’t actively use it, but it might be right for you.It is worth noting that because I have watched other people launch and grow businesses using social media platforms, I am drawing from tips that are more process-oriented than personality based. I know my charisma is a factor in some of my success, but these tips are bankable for freelancers anywhere if you give them time.One other cool thing about posting on multiple social media platforms is that many of them are interconnected, so you really only have to pick one and share from there—there are even apps for that.I’d love to hear from you. How have you used social media to establish and/or build your freelancing career?last_img read more

Is your income protected?

first_imgEpisodic income is one of the biggest challenges freelancers face. As freelancers know all too well, when you’re too sick to work, you don’t get paid.Until now.Freelancers Union is thrilled to offer freelancers in Georgia exclusive access to Trupo, a brand-new short-term disability insurance product for freelancers. It will be coming soon to freelancers around the country! Enter your zip code to see if Trupo is available in your area:Trupo was started by Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz and it represents an important step in building a new safety net that works for freelancers.Here’s how it works:You pay a monthly premium depending on your income level and line of workIf you’re ever too sick or injured to work for more than a week, you receive checks for up to half of your incomeWe’re excited to be partnering with Trupo to offer this exciting new option for freelancers. We hope you’ll sign up and be a part of an innovative solution that helps freelancers thrive. You can also join Trupo’s Facebook group and follow #Trupo on Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Lifestyle and business habits of happy freelancers

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Freelancing is great! You have complete freedom over the whats, whys, and hows of your work. However, it comes with some serious caveats. From staying social and healthy to achieving financial security, here are some tips that successful, happy freelancers know.Set strict boundariesThe freedom that comes from freelancing is a double-edged sword. Unlike corporate, there’s no one managing you but you — and this makes it easy to go off track (especially if you’re just starting out).For instance, I’ve found myself losing out on important personal time to keep up with deadlines and take up more work than I can handle. But now I have strict rules on how much work I take up and block out time for me.Here are a few things you should consider:Find a distraction-free area for work, i.e. a home office or a coworking spaceBlock out certain hours of your day for work Don’t overload yourself Take some time offEat right and exercise regularlyWith freelancing, there are no working hours. So many people end up working overtime and skipping meals.But keeping healthy will actually improve your productivity and, over time, help you get more done. What’s more, staying healthy is key to living a happy life.Here are a few ways I fit fitness in my hectic freelancing workweek:I work where I eat so that I have easy access to food when I’m hungry. This could be your home (if you cook) or a work cafe that has food.Take up bodyweight exercises you can do in the park. So there’s no need to get an expensive gym membership or go to the gym.Alternate between standing and sitting while working.Get smart about revenue I’ve learned to leverage the freedom from freelancing to build passive income businesses like my blog. You see, freelancing isn’t the end goal, but a gateway into other fields (think entreprenurship).Here are a few ways you can do the same:Build a blog: You can treat this as your portfolio site and use it to generate incomeCoach people that want to become a freelancer like yourselfDiversify into consultancy (takes several years and key skillsets)Be socialFinally, it’s important to get social and have a life apart from freelancing. After all most of your clients and colleagues (if you’re in a team) are on the internet — especially if you’re a freelancing nomad always on the move.Here are a few ways I maintain a healthy social life:Attend events: There’s always something happening. Be proactive.Work in busy places: Work in cafes or coworking spaces to increase your chances of meeting new people.It’s important to have a life outside your work. Stay social, stay fit, and on the whole stay connected with the world.last_img read more

Sarah Hofstetter Named to Advertising Hall of Achievement

first_imgWe’re excited to announce that Sarah Hofstetter, CEO of 360i, has been named to the 2014 Advertising Hall of Achievement, which honors the top young advertising talent in the industry. Sarah was the only one of two agency executives to make this year’s list.The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising leaders age 40 and under. The American Advertising Federation established this program in 1993 as a way to recognize young talented individuals who are making a significant impact on the advertising industry.In addition to Sarah, fellow 2014 inductees include: Lauren Connolly, Executive Vice President, Executive Creative Director, BBDO New York; Ross Martin, Executive Vice President, Scratch, Viacom Media Networks; Erika Nardini, Chief Marketing Officer, AOL; Elias Plishner, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Marketing, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Bozoma Saint John, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Beats Music; and Jennifer Warren, Chief Marketing Officer, RadioShack.The American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association. The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 blue chip corporate members comprising the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies.Congratulations to Sarah and to all of this year’s honorees!last_img read more