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Bengali actor Jeet acquires Kolkata team of PFL

first_imgKolkata, Jul 6 (PTI) Bengali cinestar Jeet has acquired the Kolkata franchise of the first-ever multi-nation Premier Futsal League (PFL) scheduled to start on July 15. The team will be known as Kolkata 5s as each franchise will be similarly named in the inaugural season. The owners will be allowed to rebrand their respective teams from season two. “Football has a huge following in Kolkata, where love for the sport is passed on from one generation to the next,” Jeet, the director of Grassroot Entertainment Pvt Ltd that has signed the deal with Premier Futsal, said in a release. “It is a matter of great pride for me to introduce the faster, shorter version, of the beautiful game to the city.” Kolkata became the second franchise to be sold after the Chennai team. “The young generation can hone their skills and talent, which will benefit in long-term development of footballers. I urge people to support the Kolkata franchise.” The other franchise owners will be unveiled soon, Premier Futsal managing director Dinesh Raj said. The league has signed some of the best futsallers in the world -? spearheaded by the renowned Alessandro Rosa Vieira, fondly known as Falcao -? and has even enticed the likes of Paul Scholes, Michel Salgado and Deco. Each franchise will be assigned a marquee international football player, seven international and five Indian futsallers for their squad to participate in the inaugural season through a player draft scheduled later this month. PTI TAP SSC SSClast_img read more

Employees Reveal Their Salary Negotiation Horror Stories

first_imgIt’s almost always a good idea to negotiate your salary, whether you’re accepting a new position, a promotion, or you rocked out at you annual review. But that doesn’t mean the conversation always works in your favor, as these five employees know all too well. They’re here to share horror stories of how salary negotiations went very wrong. Prepare to cringe—and hope that your own negotiations go much better than these examples.I threatened to go to another company—and my boss said, “go ahead.”“I’d worked at my company for several years with very few pay increases—and the ones I did get were so small they almost didn’t count. So when a coworker moved to a competitor and I found out what he was making there, I went to my boss and said something like, ‘I’d like to discuss my salary because I’ve realized I could go to XYZ company and be paid 30 percent more for the same job.’ I thought my boss would realize our company’s pay wasn’t competitive. Instead, he said, ‘go ahead and go there.’ He basically left me no choice but to quit and try to make more money somewhere else.” —Katherine S.9 Things to Never Say in a Salary NegotiationMy boss gave an entire list of reasons why I shouldn’t get a raise.“When negotiating a raise with my prior boss, I was listing out all the reasons I thought were valid for a raise, but the conversation went completely south as he started to list the reasons not to give me a raise. I was flabbergasted. Needless to say, there was no raise.” — Amanda T.My employer gave me a pay bump—and then rescinded the offer.“A few years ago, I applied for a public relations position with a company. I negotiated with them to take my salary from $45,000 to $50,000. When I received an offer letter stating I would make $56,000, I gleefully accepted. But after accepting the job and being employed for about a week, I was told that my offer letter was incorrect and that I had only been offered $50,000. When I tried to go back and renegotiate my salary, I was told that I should be happy because it was more money than I had been making.” —Stephanie C.Glassdoor Announces Salary Estimates, Find Out What a Job Pays Before ApplyingI found out my employer paid someone more than me—all because I didn’t ask.“I was in my young 20s and has just landed my second professional job. This new offer was significantly more than I had been making, so I took it without negotiating at all. That was a big mistake. I later learned through the grapevine that another woman—same age and same experience as me—was hired one week later, and she was given $5,000 more a year and an extra week of vacation, all because she countered the company’s initial offer. If I had only done the same, I would have been making even more. I still kick myself.” —Jamie K.I asked for a raise over and over again and there was always an excuse to say “no.”“When I took my job at my last company, I was promised they’d put me into the training program within six months. After completing the training, I’d get a promotion—and a raise to go with it. Well, six months came and went, and they never put me into training. I spent another six months asking to start, but there was always an excuse why I couldn’t: So-and-so was on maternity leave, and they couldn’t afford to lose me in my role. We were picking up business, and they needed to hire new employees before promoting current ones. It was a random Tuesday, and my boss simply didn’t have time to discuss it. So after a little more than a year, I decided I’d been lied to and that they never intended to promote me or pay me more, and I left.” —Victoria M. How to Negotiate Your Salary at Your First Job Also on Glassdoor:last_img read more

Glassdoor Announces Awards Criteria for the Best Places to Work in 2018

first_imgIs your company a Best Place to Work? If so, you can help your company win a 2018 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for the Best Places to Work.Today, Glassdoor is excited to share 2018 awards criteria to help employees and employers better understand what it takes to be considered.Unlike other workplace awards, there is no self-nomination process and no costs involved. To win a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, winners are determined based on feedback provided by those who really know a company best — the employees. If employees don’t share reviews on Glassdoor during the year-long eligibility timeframe, an employer cannot be considered. That’s why we encourage all employees to share a review today.For the 2018 Employees’ Choice Awards recognizing the Best Places to Work, Glassdoor will feature six distinct categories in multiple countries. For each category, company reviews and ratings from current and former employees will be considered between November 1, 2016 and October 22, 2017. Reviews submitted after October 22, 2017 will not be considered for the 2018 awards.While Glassdoor accepts reviews from former employees within five years of leaving a company, for the Employees’ Choice Awards, only reviews from former employees who have left the company in 2017 or 2016 will be considered.In addition, each list of winners is based on local-employee feedback shared on Glassdoor. For example, reviews from U.S.-based employees will be used to determine if an employer is eligible for a U.S. list, while reviews from UK-based employees will be used to determine if an employer is eligible for the UK list. An employer can win a Best Place to Work award in multiple countries.To determine the 2018 winners, quantity, quality and consistency of reviews will be taken into account during the eligibility timeframe. The following information sheds more light on these three areas: 1. For quantity of reviews, a minimum number of ratings are required across eight workplace attributes that employees can rate when submitting a company review. They include overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management, work/life balance, recommend to a friend and six month business outlook. If there are not enough ratings across any of these eight workplace attributes, a company will not be considered. These eight workplace attributes will all be taken into account as part of Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm to determine winners, led by Glassdoor’s data science team.To be considered for a specific category, an employer must meet the following requirements during the eligibility timeframe:100 Best Places to Work – U.S. large companies: At least 75 ratings across the eight workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees; At least 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility timeframe.50 Best Places to Work – U.S. small & medium companies: At least 25 ratings across the eight workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees; Less than 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility timeframe.50 Best Places to Work – UK: At least 30 ratings across the eight workplace attributes from UK-based employees; At least 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility timeframe.25 Best Places to Work – Canada: At least 25 ratings across the eight workplace attributes from Canada-based employees; At least 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility timeframe.25 Best Places to Work – France: At least 20 ratings across the eight workplace attributes from France-based employees; At least 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility timeframe.25 Best Places to Work – Germany: At least 20 ratings across the eight workplace attributes from Germany-based employees; At least 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility timeframe.For all categories, an employer must also have at least a 3.5 overall company rating, and workplace factor ratings (career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management, work/life balance) of at least 2.5 during the eligibility period. Plus, employee count must be current on Glassdoor as of October 22, 2017. The Glassdoor review panel will rely on employee ‘size’ on an employer’s Overview page to help assess eligibility. Employers have until October 22, 2017 to update employee size on their Glassdoor profile with a Free Employer Account. The awards also take into account various types of employment status including full-time, part-time, contract and freelance, however, intern company reviews are not considered.2. For quality of reviews, Glassdoor’s proprietary awards algorithm also takes into account what employees have to say that shows winners truly outshine the rest in the eyes of their employees. Quality reviews are those that help job seekers by offering insights and feedback into what it’s really like to work at a company, including what’s working well, what needs improvement, and advice to senior management, which employees are asked to share when completing a company review. 3. For consistency of reviews, Glassdoor’s proprietary awards algorithm also looks at trends over time as it relates to both the quantitative and qualitative insights shared by employees. In some cases, if an employer lacks quality and/or consistency of reviews, it can impact results and/or eligibility. Tip: We encourage employers to check out free resources into best practices of Best Places to Work winners to learn more.Our commitment to integrity for all employersAs part of determining award winners, Glassdoor is committed to the highest level of data integrity and reviews quality, including treating all employers equal regardless of whether they are a customer of Glassdoor. If the Glassdoor eligibility panel suspects and/or determines official company representatives have attempted to influence employee reviews or have tampered with the process of collecting authentic, unbiased reviews, including intentional or unintentional acts that violate the Glassdoor Community Guidelines and/or Terms of Use, an employer may be excluded from awards consideration. Exclusion from eligibility can be triggered by such acts as, but not limited to, management attempting to leave false reviews, management coercion of employees to submit positive reviews, or other activities and/or events which could ultimately damage employees’ faith in the employer, its senior leadership, and/or adversely affect its overall rating on Glassdoor. A best practice is to ask employees to leave an unbiased review every 12 months.  2018 winners will be announced in early December 2017.  Want more information? Check out last year’s winners, free employer resources and award FAQs.last_img read more

10 Jobs That Pay Over $100k & Let You Work From Home

first_img9. Nurse Practitioner, Molina HealthcareGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $136,000Brief Description: “Care Connections, a division of Molina Healthcare, seeks Nurse Practitioners to join its growing team which will contribute to the company mission to bring quality health care to the underserved,” according to the job listing. “The Care Connections NPs focus on screening and preventive primary care services delivered in the home, community and nursing facility settings. As a clinician, you will have the rewarding experience of providing needed care in the environment that patients feel most comfortable and are most receptive. This is a special opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable people.”Learn More 7. Senior Front End Software Engineer of Studio, InVision AppGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $130,000Brief Description: “InVision is a fully distributed company with employees in 25 countries around the world,” says the job description. “You love both new and interesting things but also things that are proven to work because you’ve been burned by the new and shiny before. You aren’t afraid to tackle any problem head-on with the support of talented people to help. You enable people to do their best and achieve things together they never thought possible. Because you care. Because you genuinely want to deliver something that people love.”Learn More 10. Remote Psychiatrist, Doctor on DemandGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $273,000Brief Description: “Doctor On Demand is the transformative and leading national NCQA-accredited online medical practice where millions of patients access secure, fee-for-service video consults with excellent psychiatrists like you,” says the job listing. “Doctor On Demand was created by some of America’s best doctors, top companies and national TV leaders with the goal of improving patient access to high quality, conscientious and compassionate physicians.”Learn More 8. Principal Data Scientist, RSA SecurityGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $126,000Brief Description: “Join our team of data scientists to solve challenging problems in the world of cybersecurity,” according to the job listing. “Ideal candidates will have an understanding of data analysis and machine learning techniques, good security intuition, and the ability to develop proof-of-concept solutions. Hands-on experience with a variety of machine learning algorithms, data cleaning and performance measurement and tuning are all required. Candidates should be able to identify opportunities, formulate problems, work with security subject matter experts and other researchers to develop potential solutions and then build those solutions in order to test performance.”Learn More 4. Senior Business Analyst, Backstop Solutions Group LLCGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $113,000Brief Description: “The Product Team is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to lead local and remote development delivery initiatives,” according to the job listing. “The ideal candidate has experience in the financial services sector or product management exposure with an equivalent balance of motivation to quickly learn the needs of our users.”Learn More Sometimes a dream job isn’t about what you do but where you work—in other words, for some, a dream job is one you can do from the comfort of your couch. If you dream of a job that lets you work from home, you’re in luck. We’ve found 10 open jobs that offer remote work opportunities—and bonus, they all pay at least $100,000. (If that doesn’t motivate you to apply today, we don’t know what will.) Read on to find out more about these jobs. 1. Project Manager, Ping IdentityGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $111,000Brief Description: “Be the primary point of contact for Professional Services with select Ping delivery partners, overseeing engagements delivered for those partners and assisting with partner enablement. Responsibilities to include schedule and budget oversight and risk/issue management. Some travel (less than 50%) is expected in this role however the majority of work will be performed remotely,” according to the job listing.Learn Morecenter_img 2. Physician Regional Medical Director, FastMed Urgent Care Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $225,000Brief Description: “Seeking full- or part-time, Physician Regional Medical Director to supervise PA’s and NP’s working in our Metro Phoenix area urgent care clinics,” according to the job listing. “Most supervisory duties can be performed remotely although some clinic visits are required. Seeking a physician with at least two years urgent care, ER or family medicine experience.”Learn More 6. Director of Regional Sales, TriNet GroupGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $125,000Brief Description: “The Regional Sales Director is a sales leader who inspires, drives and achieves a regional quota across multiple industries (runs a balanced business) through all sales channels,” according to the job listing.Learn More 3. Product Manager, Sittercity Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $109,000Brief Description: “As a product manager at Sittercity, you will be responsible for driving the product vision, planning, design and execution of innovative solutions that are rooted in user insight and data,” according to the job listing. “Your primary responsibility is the overall success of our product line, as well as helping set and execute its strategy. You will be an advocate for great customer experiences, championing on behalf of your users.”Learn More 5. Hospital Solutions Program Manager, Boston ScientificGlassdoor Salary Estimate: $78,000-$112,000Brief Description: “The purpose of the Healthcare Solutions & Partnerships team is to help establish Boston Scientific as a leading Healthcare Solutions provider,” according to the job listing. “This is achieved by engaging in long-term partnerships with customers, providing them with services and solutions which are differentiated and tailored to their needs. Reporting to the Healthcare Solutions and Partnership Director, the core objectives of this role are to understand key customer needs from a solutions standpoint, architect the best possible solutions to fulfil the customer’s needs and design deals or projects aligned with the strategic commercial direction defined for the customer.”Learn Morelast_img read more

7 Signs You’re CEO Material

first_imgYou may be starting in your first entry-level position, or you maybe be an executive VP at an established company. Wherever you are in your career, if you’re ambitious and goal-driven, you may have one question in your mind: will I be the CEO someday? Becoming a CEO often requires a certain amount of being in the right place at the right time, but having certain qualities will significantly boost the chance that you’ll be considered for the spot of CEO – or any leadership position, for that matter. To find more about what those essential qualities are, we reached out to Tiffany Franklin, executive career consultant and founder of TJF Career Coaching, who broke down what it takes to be considered as CEO material. 1. You’re not afraid to take calculated risksCEOs are responsible for significant decisions about the strategy and future of the organizations they lead. While a CEO must maintain stability within an organization, they also must sometimes take risks that can result in both short- and long-term pay-offs for an organization. Enter the importance of being a strategic risk taker. Franklin describes this as “having that ability to consider a confluence of multiple internal and external factors, both for the organization and the global market as a whole.” She adds that strategic risk takers “see lessons from the past, but you are looking to the future, in terms of marketing, timing, and people. You’re learning from mistakes, but yet you will take a calculated risk.” 2. You know how to communicate wellCommunication is one of the foundation stones for being a leader. For CEOs, Franklin says, “you want to motivate and empower the people around you… To be able to sell your vision, and also outline a path to make it a reality.” She adds that a big part of that is relationship-building skills.  Communication and relationship-building skills are also an integral part of generating employee satisfaction as a leader. As a CEO, a critical component of approval is employee satisfaction. In a 2016 Glassdoor study on the factors that predict high CEO approval, it was found that a one-star increase in employee satisfaction (measured by the overall Glassdoor rating of a company) predicts a 36.9 percent improvement in CEO approval.Best Communication Skills for Workplace Success3. You’re always challenging yourselfBeing a CEO generally doesn’t happen in the first year of career, and often doesn’t even happen in the first decade of your career. It is a place of leadership that, more often than not, is earned through repeatedly facing professional challenges and retaining a diligent focus on self-improvement. There are multiple challenges that are good to take on throughout your career in order to boost your leadership skills and gain recognition among professional peers. On top of volunteering for leadership positions within your company and pursuing leadership credentials like an MBA, Franklin also recommends getting involved with affinity groups at your workplace, as well as getting involved in professional associations, volunteering for boards of directors, and even looking for community service projects that have leadership opportunities. 4. You’re emotionally intelligentIt’s not enough for somebody to be ambitious, says Franklin, but they also need emotional intelligence. “So much of being a CEO is being decisive and purposeful, yet thoughtful when you’re making decisions,” she adds. For thoughtful decision-making, as well as building strong, trust-filled relationships, not to mention being a good communicator, emotional intelligence is key.What Is Emotional Intelligence, and Why Everyone Needs It5. You know how to surround yourself with the right peopleWhile a CEO is often the face of an organization, they are supported by a team of people who are helping them maximally perform. According to Franklin, having CEO potential means being self-aware enough to know what you’re good at, but also what you may lack, and building a team that complements the areas you have deficiencies in. In turn, she says, this makes a team that can challenge each other, and also brings different things to the table. 6. You find yourself leading projectsCEOs are people who trust can be put in to get a job done. CEOs are also good managers and delegators. You may find that you’re naturally asked by people in your organization to take on big projects and to lead teams. But putting yourself in situations like that whenever the opportunity arises can also help hone your leadership skills. “I think when you volunteer to go above and beyond, not immediately expecting anything, people will start to take notice,” says Franklin.6 Reasons Why We All Need Executive Leadership Coaching7. You’re thinking aheadThe best CEOs are visionaries for the organizations they lead. “It’s not just trying to figure out what the trends are and jumping on those, it’s being a thought leader,” says Franklin. Another critical component of being a thought leader is the ability to translate your visions into concrete actions that employees within your organization can take. Building CEO Leadership SkillsEven if you’re not strong in some of the leadership capabilities that CEOs require, there are many routes to take to bulk up your management prowess. For one, MBA programs are always a good way to learn leadership skills and show your commitment to be a good manager. Franklin also says that If you don’t have the time or availability, there are also smaller courses and certificate programs that you can take in leadership. Reading books in MBA curricula can also both help you build your leadership skills and make for a great conversation starter at professional events, she points out. 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A Call to Action to Address Iatrogenic Fistula

first_imgPosted on August 30, 2016November 20, 2017By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Most discussion, research and interventions related to genital fistula have focused on obstetric fistula, an abnormal opening in the upper or lower female genital tract—caused by inadequate medical intervention during prolonged or obstructed labor—which leads to uncontrollable, constant leakage of urine and/or feces. Significantly less attention, however, has been paid to iatrogenic fistula, a similar condition that results from surgical error, often during cesarean section. Given that a growing number of genital fistula cases in low-income countries derive from iatrogenic causes, the fistula dialogue must expand to incorporate its many root causes. To this end, the Fistula Care Plus project at EngenderHealth recently hosted a webinar to review available data, recognize data gaps, identify definition challenges, share successes and discuss next steps in addressing iatrogenic fistula.An emerging quality of care issueWhile more women are delivering in health facilities—according to the World Health Organization, about three-quarters of all childbirths worldwide are now attended by skilled health personnel—maternal and newborn health outcomes are not necessarily improving. As Vandana Tripathi, panelist and Fistula Care Plus Deputy Director, emphasized, “Women are doing what we’ve asked them to do—going to facilities to deliver—yet the care they receive there may not be adequate. Iatrogenic fistula is a really powerful sentinel, an alarm bell, about quality of care.” According to a 2014 publication by Raassen et al., of nearly 6,000 fistula repair cases in 11 countries, approximately 13% were caused by surgical errors performed by all types of clinicians (not just lower-level providers). Other data convey findings of similar or greater magnitude: A recent review of over 2,500 fistula cases at Hamlin Hospital in Ethiopia found that nearly a quarter of women had high bladder fistula, “which predominantly occurs following surgery, specifically cesarean section or emergency hysterectomy.”To gain a better understanding of the current landscape of iatrogenic fistula, Fistula Care Plus gathered data from 30 project-supported fistula treatment sites in Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Niger from October 2014 – March 2016. According to the technical brief, there is wide variation in the prevalence of iatrogenic fistula cases among countries, with the proportion of fistula cases classified as iatrogenic highest in Bangladesh (ranging from 15% to 36% in the six consecutive quarters reviewed) and lowest in Niger, Nigeria and Uganda (10% or fewer classified as iatrogenic).Fistula Care Plus also conducted an online survey of hospital-based clinicians, primarily obstetrician gynecologists (ob-gyns) and fistula surgeons, to ascertain clinicians’ perceptions of procedures contributing to iatrogenic fistula. According to the survey, cesarean section was considered the most significant cause of iatrogenic fistula, followed by repair of ruptured uterus. Among surveyed clinicians, vaginal gynecological hysterectomy was considered the least important contributor of iatrogenic fistula.Preventing iatrogenic fistulaAs the webinar emphasized, iatrogenic fistula represents a surgical safety system failure. Root causes include gaps in health care worker density, health care worker skill sets and infrastructure. Preventing surgical error is crucial in both high- and low-resource settings. According to Lauri Romanzi, physician and Project Director for the Fistula Care Plus project, although there is low incidence and prevalence of fistula in most high-income countries, most cases are classified as iatrogenic. And cases of iatrogenic fistula are on the rise in low-income countries, which is unacceptable: Women, following instructions to seek care at facilities, should not be subjected to poor quality of care that causes—rather than prevents—health complications.Romanzi called for changes throughout the ‘surgical ecosystem’ to ensure safe, effective care:“Whether it is a patient coming for cesarean section or hysterectomy or a patient who arrives with a traumatic fracture or an appendicitis … from reception to post-operative care to discharge from the facility, we need competent administration, accounting, infrastructure, supply chain, utilities, waste management, infection prevention, adequate supplies, adequate pharmaceutical stock and adequate bioengineering.”Five actions to address iatrogenic fistulaPanelists noted a wide variation in definitions, signs and symptoms used to classify fistula cases as iatrogenic. For example, of the 18 clinicians surveyed by Fistula Care Plus, about a third used the Raassen algorithm, while over half used a different definition or relied on the senior surgeon’s opinion; over 10% were not sure how to classify iatrogenic fistula. The webinar posed persistent questions and complexities such as, “Is fistula caused by female genital mutilation (FGM) or female genital cutting (FGC) traumatic or iatrogenic?” “If a woman experiences prolonged or obstructed labor, and she does eventually make it to the facility to have a cesarean section and develops a fistula, is that obstetric or iatrogenic?”We must ensure that with the rapid expansion of surgical care in low- and middle-income countries comes high quality care. If rates of iatrogenic fistula continue on the current trajectory, the caseload for fistula will remain steady, even if fistula from prolonged and obstructed labor no longer occurs. Taking swift action will help guard against normalizing iatrogenic fistula. The webinar called for the following five actions to address iatrogenic fistula:Standardize etiology definitions, signs and symptoms used to classify fistula. This will allow us to analyze trends and make valid comparisons between facilities and settings.Increase awareness of iatrogenic fistula in the ob-gyn and surgical community to accelerate improvements in surgical workforce training as well as clinical environment.Effect improvements in surgical/post-operative team training and work environment. This applies to all clinicians, not just lower-level providers.Improve decision-making regarding surgical obstetrician gynecology procedures. Preventing unnecessary surgeries is crucial to preventing iatrogenic fistula.Implement routine monitoring and reporting of iatrogenic fistula in settings where surgical ob-gyn care is provided.Preventing the need for surgery in the first place—by preventing unwanted pregnancy through family planning and preventing unnecessary cesarean sections and hysterectomy surgeries through proper antenatal care and skilled obstetric care—is critical to preventing iatrogenic fistula. When surgery is needed, however, standards, guidelines and accountability mechanisms will help ensure high quality and optimal outcomes for mothers and babies.Missed the webinar?Watch a recording and access related resources here.—Photo: “Africa Partnerships Hamlin Fistula 9” © 2009 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Maternal Health Visionary Spotlight: Hawa Abdullahi Elmi

first_imgPosted on April 5, 2019By: Staff, Maternal Health Task ForceClick 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 10th anniversary celebration of the Maternal Health Task Force, The Global Maternal Health Symposium, we awarded 10 Maternal Health Visionary awards to professionals who have shown impact, innovation, inspiration, leadership, and future vision in the field of Maternal Health. This blog series highlights the work of these maternal health visionaries.Maternal Health Visionary: Hawa  Abdullahi  ElmiHawa Abdullahi Elmi is passionate about the importance of midwifery services for reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality, particularly in her country of Somalia. “Midwives can provide proper care before pregnancy, during childbirth, and after delivery. They can identify problems, undertake life-saving interventions and strengthen the referral system to the referral hospitals,” Hawa says.“Midwives can do great things to save mothers and their children.”Hawa has dedicated her career to supporting and promoting midwives, and she now serves as the Principal of the Mogadishu Midwifery School and the Vice President of the Somali Midwifery Association. One of her most recent achievements is her active role in the development of nationally and internationally-recognized Somali midwifery curriculum in 2016, which has been instrumental in the training of over 250 qualified midwives.Hawa’s interest in maternal health began when she was a nurse-midwife student at an SOS Community Health Nursing School in Mogadishu (a missionary school founded by the late Italian nun Sister Leonella Sgorbati in 2002). Following graduation, Hawa attended a two-year course of medical education in Nairobi and eventually took a position as a teacher at the same missionary school she attended.Her skills as a leader and her commitment to improving maternal health were soon recognized. In 2012, she was appointed as the principal of a new midwifery school established in Mogadishu by the Somali Ministry of Health.Hawa Abdullahi (center)The aim of this midwifery training program was to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Somalia, which was approximately 1,044 deaths per 100,000 live births at the time. Noticing the number of women who came from outside the city to seek care for birth complications, Hawa realized there was an urgent need to increase the number of skilled birth attendants in rural areas. In her new role, Hawa carried out an assessment survey with the Somali Ministry of Health. They identified only 25 midwives in an area with a population of five million. Not only was there a vastly insufficient number of midwives, the few practicing midwives were at the end of their careers.Hawa set out to recruit young women from around the country to attend midwifery training. She began advertising in rural areas and found that many young women were willing to pursue a career in midwifery. “If we ask them why they are interested in becoming a midwife, most of them will say, ‘When I was young I witnessed a problem with maternal health and complications in my family.’ Some of their mothers passed away due to maternal health complications that could have been prevented with timely quality midwifery services,” Hawa explained.As principal of the Mogadishu Midwifery School, Hawa has helped hundreds of women receive midwifery training. Women who are interested in attending midwifery school must undergo an exam, and those who attains high scores are invited to free midwifery training course. They are also provided with full accommodation and access to training and learning resources throughout their course. At the school, women attend several semesters of training in areas such as family planning, prenatal care, delivery, postnatal care, risk assessment, gender-based violence, mental health and management.Hawa believes these efforts to increase the number of trained midwives in Somalia have helped to reduce the maternal mortality rate, which has fallen to 732 deaths per 100,000 live births according to a 2016 report.Although tremendous progress has been made in increasing the number of qualified midwives in Somalia, many challenges remain, Hawa says. Somalia remains one of the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The number of trained midwives in the country still falls short of World Health Organization recommendations, which suggest that Somalia needs an additional 20,000 midwives. In addition to training more students, “we want to improve the quality of teaching, strengthen the Midwifery Association, increase regulation, and establish an online library to enable midwives and students access to updated information” Hawa says.The impact of Hawa’s work is evident across Somalia, and her achievements propel her to face new challenges.“When I feel tired I tell myself that in most health facilities in Somalia, I can find a nurse or midwife that I have trained or participated their training. And this inspires me to keep going as they are helping someone in need.”Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Villa, Bradley Highlight MLS All-Star Picks by Fans

first_imgNYCFC’s David Villa, Toronto’s Michael Bradley and Chicago’s Bastian Schweinsteiger are among the fan selections for next month’s Major League Soccer All-Star game.Schweinsteiger was on Germany’s 2014 World Cup team. He is joined on the MLS squad by Chicago Fire teammate Nemanja Nikolic as first-time All-Stars. The MLS team will face Real Madrid on Aug. 2 at Chicago’s Soldier Field.Atlanta United defender Greg Garza and teammate Miguel Almiron are also first-time All-Stars.Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the Chicago Rapids will anchor a back line that includes fellow U.S. national players DaMarcus Beasley of the Houston Dynamo and Graham Zusi of Sporting Kansas City.Orlando’s Kaka completes the 10 fan selections. The 11th starter is Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, who was picked in a vote tied to a video game.ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

‘I have been coughing up blood when I bowl’: Australian cricketer takes a break

first_imgAustralian cricketer John Hastings has decided to stop playing cricket indefinitely to undergo treatment for his lung problem. Hastings had signed for the Sydney Sixers in May but will not play in the Big Bash League this season.Hastings said he had endured a difficult period over the last few months as doctors were still unable to diagnose the problem. The medical condition causes his lungs to bleed every time he bowls and could potentially kill him.”Every time I’ve been trying to gear up and get ready to bowl, I’ve been coughing up blood. I won’t be able to bowl this year or probably moving forward unless this situation gets sorted out,” Hastings told RSN’s the Breakfast Club.”It’s just something that they can’t say, ‘look, you’re not going to have a fatal bleed on the field’ or it’s not going to cause long-term damage… at this stage, unless something miraculous happens, I won’t be able to bowl.”Also Read – Dubai Test: Australia deny Pakistan victory after Khawaja 141Hastings played one test match, 29 one-day internationals and nine Twenty20 matches for Australia before his retirement from international cricket in 2017.The all-rounder said the condition, which first surfaced years ago but worsened this year, had left him shattered as it did not affect him during activities like boxing and rowing.”I’ve come to terms with it now, but over the last four or five months it’s been a very tough period,” Hastings added.”I’ve played this game my whole life and I wanted to keep playing it. I wanted to play tournaments all around the world.advertisement”That’s one of the reasons I retired early from one-day and four-day cricket. To see it maybe slipping away, it’s tough to take.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Oppo K1 launched in India with an in-display fingerprint sensor: Price, specs, India launch details

first_imgOppo has announced the Oppo K1 for the Indian market. The Oppo K1 is part of a brand new series from the company and it will be an online-only series in India. This is part of a multi-channel strategy as the company looks to strengthen its online presence as much as its offline presence. The biggest highlight of the Oppo K1 is that it is the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone also touts a waterdrop display and gradient colour design, along with a powerful mid-range Snapdragon 600-series chipset.The Oppo K1’s price in India has been set at Rs 16,990 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone will be available on Flipkart starting February 12 and will be available in two colour variants – Piano Black and Astral Blue. Oppo is also offering a 90 per cent buyback value of up to Rs 15,300 for a period of 8 months. Customers can also avail an additional bank discount of Rs 1,690 for up to 8 months.Oppo K1 specificationsMuch like the Oppo F9 Pro, the Oppo K1 highlights an edge-to-edge display with a waterdrop notch and a glass and metal finish. The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 on top.The Oppo K1’s USP is that it brings an in-display fingerprint sensor at an affordable price. This is currently the only phone under Rs 20,000 to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor, which makes it pretty unique.advertisementPowering the Oppo K1 is a capable octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone is offered with 64GB of inbuilt storage with support for expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card. The handset houses a 3,600mAh battery with support for 10W charging over micro-USB port.The dual camera setup on the back is arranged in a similar way as the Oppo F9 Pro. It includes a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor for depth sensing. On the front, the Oppo K1 gets a typical 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.”We are delighted to introduce OPPO K1 – our first smartphone from the globally successful K series to the Indian market. At OPPO, we understand the evolving market trend and hence focus on making products in line with requirement for our consumers. Today, the Indian consumers are rapidly embracing e-commerce platforms and therefore to cater to this demand, we have adopted a multi-channel strategy for the K series. Having won hearts in the offline space, OPPO is now all set to put more energy behind the online channel as well. We hope that our consumers have a memorable and delightful experience with the OPPO K1,” said Will Yang, Brand Director, OPPO India.ALSO READ | Find Z is next Oppo flagship smartphone, likely to come with Snapdragon 855ALSO READ | Oppo finally finds a way to hide selfie camera in smartphone displayALSO READ | Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soonlast_img read more

Mitrovic targets World Cup knockout rounds with Serbia

first_imgAleksandar Mitrović Mitrovic targets World Cup knockout stage with Serbia after bright Fulham loan Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent 18:13 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aleksander Mitrovic Getty Images Serbia Newcastle United Fulham Costa Rica World Cup Championship Premier League The Newcastle United loanee has credited his temporary club with getting him into the squad for Russia 2018 and hopes to shock Brazil and Switzerland Aleksandar Mitrovic says his loan spell at Fulham was responsible for him getting into Serbia’s World Cup squad and expects to reach the knockout rounds of the tournament.Mitrovic had been struggling for game time at Newcastle United in the first half of the season, leading to him dropping down a league on loan. His 12 goals in 17 Championship starts were instrumental in helping Fulham to a 23-match unbeaten run which saw them just miss out on automatic promotion to Cardiff City before they sealed a spot in the Premier League with a Championship play-off final win over Aston Villa. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move The 23-year-old has since staked his claim for a starting spot in the national team this summer, having scored a hat-trick against Boliva in Serbia’s final friendly ahead of the World Cup.And Mitrovic credits that fruitful spell in England’s second tier as a key factor in him getting the trip to Russia, where he hopes to surprise Group E oppnents, Brazil, Costa Rica and Switzerland.”I will try to make them proud. I just wanted to play football and enjoy on the pitch,” Mitrovic told Goal. “I came into a team that played football that is really good for me and my abilities. I had a lot of balls and crosses. If the team plays well and gives me the ball then the goals will come.”So credit to my team-mates, staff and club. They gave me great support from the first minute I came here. They trusted me and I feel like I’ve been here for a few years, not a few months. It is a big thing for me, my family, the country and all people in Serbia.”I tried to give my best, play the best I can and do my job. I think that the main target is to try and pass our group, then after it is just knockout football and anything can happen, but we aim to pass our group.”Mitrovic has yet to have confirmation on whether he will play for Newcastle or the newly promoted Fulham next season. Serbia begin their World Cup campaign against Costa Rica on Sunday before facing Switzerland and then concluding the group stage with a game against Brazil.last_img read more

Government Supports Sustainable Transportation in Sydney

first_imgGovernment is supporting continued work on the Grand Lake Multi-use Path in Sydney, connecting residents and visitors with even more community hubs in the city. Sydney-Whitney Pier MLA Derek Mombourquette, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced support through the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2. “The next phase of construction on the Grand Lake Multi-use Path connects people to even more of what our great city has to offer,” said Mr. Mombourquette. “From the start, this has been an ambitious project, and government is pleased to continue its support today.” Government is providing $100,000 to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality to complete the section of path linking the airport to Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Once construction on this phase of the trail is complete, it will span 3.5 kimometres between Sydney and Glace Bay. “One of the key goals in our active transportation plan is the 10-kilometre Grand Lake Multi-use Path running through our city and linking important locations in between,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke, Cape Breton Regional Municipality. “This project wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated work of our team at the municipality, volunteers and partners like the Province of Nova Scotia.” Connect2, launched in May, aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province. More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by March 10, 2016. For more information, visit .last_img read more

Former Delhi BJP chief Mange Ram Garg dies of illness

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Delhi BJP president Mange Ram Garg died on Sunday due to illness. As the news broke, several party workers, his colleagues and many other party leaders along with huge number of localities reached at party office to pay respect and homage.His last journey for cremation started from his residence Ashok Vihar Phase-2 at 11:30 am and reached at BJP Delhi Party office at 12 noon where a big number of people from across the section of society from Delhi NCR & and adjoining states paid their respect to their beloved leader. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHome Minister Amit Shah, senior leader Lal Krishan Advani, National Vice President Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Shushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, National Organisation secretary BL Santosh and BJP Delhi State president Manoj Tiwari and many party workers provided solace to the bereaved family. While paying his last tribute Amit Shah said that late Shri Mange Ram Garg was all along his life worked dedicatedly to the service of the people. From the time of Jansangh till date he was serving people of Delhi. His sudden demise is a very big loses which cannot be compensated. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWhile paying his condolences Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that Garg greatly contributed in the expansion of the party and for the raising the problems of the people is unparalleled and this was the reason why BJP has won many elections. He made his place in the heart of crore of the people of Delhi. His sudden demise is a great lose to the party. He in his lifetime done many great endeavors for the party and for the welfare of people of Delhi. By donating his body he has set a great precedence.last_img read more

OCAD U honours Indigenous artist Kent Monkman with degree

first_imgBeverly AndrewsAPTN National NewsThe Ontario College of Arts and Design honoured Indigenous artist Kent Monkman at a ceremony in Toronto.The Cree artists works in various mediums including paints, film and video.His recent project on residential schools has caught the attention of many people.bandrews@aptn.calast_img

Sri Lanka ranked 79 in Corruption Perceptions Index

A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. (Colombo Gazette)FULL INDEX A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean. Sri Lanka has a score of 40 and is just ahead of China which is ranked 80 with a score of 39. Sri Lanka has been ranked 79 among 176 countries Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International.The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. read more

Justice Dept investigating 4 automakers in gas mileage deal

DETROIT — The U.S. Justice Department is conducting an antitrust investigation of four automakers that have signed on with California in a deal to toughen tailpipe emissions standards.Ford spokesman T.R. Reid confirmed Friday that the company received a letter from Justice informing it of the investigation. He says the company is co-operating in the inquiry.In July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reached a deal with California to abide by standards that are tougher than those preferred by the Trump administration. The standards are closely linked with fuel economy requirements.The move bypasses Trump’s push to relax pollution and mileage standards nationwide that were set by the Obama administration.The Justice Department wouldn’t comment on the investigation.The Associated Press read more

Isaac Brock Boulevard work underway

Please be advised that contractors are paving various sections of asphalt on Isaac Brock Boulevard starting this week.The Tower Bus Stops will be relocated starting in the afternoon Tuesday Aug. 9 to the east side of Parking Lot D. Drop off and pick-up at the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care will be affected as the road in front of the facility is being re-paved starting Wednesday, Aug. 10. Parking Lot S should be used as an alternate location. There will also be concrete rumble strips removed from Parking Lot P, but this work is not expected to interrupt morning and afternoon drop off and pick-up for sports camps participants.  A  patch is scheduled to be completed in Parking Lot A on Thursday, Aug. 18 which will disrupt the pedestrian walkway.Traffic will be maintained but delays should be expected. Please exercise caution and avoid the areas of work when travelling around campus.  Cyclists and pedestrians should take extra caution.   Click here to view a map of the area where the work is taking place.The work will continue through to approximately Aug. 19.  If you have any questions or concerns contact John Dick, Grounds Manager at extension x4435 or email or Facilities Management Customer Service at extension x3717 or email read more

Police say theres no guarantee criminal charges will be brought over Grenfell

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. There is no guarantee criminal charges will be brought over the Grenfell Tower fire, a senior police officer has admitted.Commander Stuart Cundy said the Metropolitan Police investigation into the 2017 disaster would be “fearless”.But he said: “Even now coming up to the two-year anniversary there is no guarantee that we can give that there will be criminal charges.”The revelation was branded an “insult” by victims, who said “people are getting away with murder.”Nabil Choucair, who lost his mother, sister, brother-in-law and their three children in the inferno, said: “It is a disgrace. The system has failed all the 72 people who died. I have always been very sceptical of the inquiry and the criminal investigation.”The police cannot really prosecute because when they look at who is to blame it includes the Government. The truth is they are all covering their backs.”He has called for senior figures in the London Fire Brigade – accused of a number of blunders on the night in their response to the blaze – to be prosecuted but believes police are reluctant to do so.  read more