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NBA: Derrick Rose ‘fine’ with veteran’s ‘bargain’ salary with Cavs

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared to have gotten a massive bargain after signing Derrick Rose to a one-year $2.1 million salary this off-season.Rose, after all, holds the distinction as the league’s youngest Most Valuable Player winner,  capturing the prestigious award at 22 years old in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man PLAY LIST 03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man01:59Zarate bats for add-on budget to fund P30k basic pay for gov’t nurses00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LATEST STORIES Messi treble fires Argentina to World Cup as Chile go out He’ll also receive plenty of opportunities to shine, as the Cavs’ newly obtained point guard, Isaiah Thomas, won’t be back until the All Star break.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemptionADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa After suffering multiple injury setbacks over the years, which have visibly sapped his prized athleticism, the now 29-year-old guard sees the massive pay cut as a chance to prove himself again.“I get a chance to reintroduce myself back to the league. I get to bet on myself,” Rose told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “That was one of the reasons I came here: I get to bet on myself. And I’m from Chicago, I’ve got that hustling side; it’s in me, man. Next time you’ve got to pay me, you’ve got to pay me double, so it’s fine with me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLast year, Rose came up with his most productive season in years, averaging 19.5 points while suiting up for 64 games for the New York Knicks.Another healthy and fruitful showing could raise his stock among NBA teams again, as he enters free agency after this season. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READlast_img read more

FIFA 2014: Croatia players shun media after nude pics leaked online

first_imgLeft embarrassed after their nude pictures were leaked online by paparazzi, Croatia’s footballers at the ongoing FIFA World Cup have refused to talk to the media.The no-talk move comes after two photographers hid behind bushes near the team hotel to click the pictures of players while they were taking a shower and leaked them online.”How would you feel if someone took naked pictures of you?. They are adamant that they won’t speak to you lot any more,” Croatia coach Nico Kovac told a press conference in Praia do Forte here.”I don’t know whether the silence will end tomorrow or last until the end of our World Cup campaign,” he added.Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren and former Manchester City defender Vedran Corluka, now with Lokomotiv Moscow, are clearly visible in the photographs.Kovac added: “I respect my players’ opinion and I also know that you have done a very professional job so far but you blew it with this one. The whole world has seen the photos.”It’s easy for me to talk but I’m not part of this story.I respect their opinion. What can I do? I cannot pull them by the ears and say, ‘let’s go talk to media’.”Croatia, who lost their opening World Cup Group A match 3-1 to hosts Brazil in Sao Paulo, play Cameroon in their second game on Wednesday in the Amazonian city of Manaus.last_img read more

Photos: The Paige Spiranac Story

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementPaige Spiranac born March 26, 1993, is an American golf media personality. She played college golf at both the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, winning All-Mountain West honors during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons and leading the Aztecs to their first Mountain West Conference Championship in school history. Spiranac won five tournaments in seven tries on Colorado’s junior golf circuit, becoming a top-20 junior player in the world, a top-5 college recruit, and a two-time West Region Player of the Year and first-team All-American as a member of the Future Collegians World Tour.Spiranac’s freshmen year only saw her compete in three events for the Wildcats during the 2011–2012 season, including the Windy City Intercollegiate, the Pac-12/SEC Challenge, and the Wildcat Invitational.Her best score of the year was a 73, which she met on two occasions during the Windy City Intercollegiate.After transferring to San Diego State seeking a change of environment, Spiranac went on to find much greater success as an Aztec. Her 2012–2013 season saw her achieve First-Team All-Mountain West honors on her way to finishing fifth at the Cal Classic, sixth at the Mountain West Championship, and nineteenth at the NCAA Central Regional Championships. The Colorado Golf Association hosted the 100th Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship at Raccoon Creek Golf Course.Just a couple months after graduating from SDSU, Spiranac competed against some of Colorado’s talented young golfers.center_img The CoBank Colorado Women’s Open is a tournament at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colorado. It is hosted by the Colorado Open Golf Foundation as a way to benefit a major youth golf program called The First Tee.She went on to miss the cut, but the online attention provided her with many sponsors and endorsement deals. Her 2016 golfing season saw her play on the Cactus Tour, finishing the season with $8,010 in winnings and another invite to Dubai.last_img read more

How to Feel More at Home in a Contract Role

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Freelance Sign Language Interpreter Interpreters unlimited Pasco, WA 4.7★ Freelancer German American Chambers of Commerce Atlanta, GA 23 hours ago 23h 2.9★ Digital Project Coordinator (freelance) Innocean Huntington Beach, CA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Freelance Medical Hungarian Interpreter Interpreters unlimited Riverside, CA Conference Content Creator (Freelance) The Conference Board New York, NY 3.4★ 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ Freelance English>Telugu Translator CodeGym Remote 4.2★ More and more smart, savvy professionals are taking advantage of the fact that companies are looking towards the enormous pool of talent to be found outside the confines of full-time, in-house employment. We have technology to thank for the the ever-increasing ways we can maintain seamless communication with the companies we contract for, whether or not we’re physically present – or even in the same time zone. But beyond the realization that there is a lot of opportunity for work outside the conventional paradigm of 9-to-5 on-site positions, there is the reality of day-to-day happiness on the job within this new world order. The pros of contract work are many: great flexibility, often higher pay, the lack of feeling tied down — and even freedom from workplace politics. But there are also drawbacks: feeling out of the loop, isolated, expendable, marginalized and, at times, overworked. As social animals, humans – whether contractors or full-time employees – thrive when certain basic aspects of inclusion are met. Here’s how to advocate for yourself as a contractor, and make sure that the people you’re working with day in and day out see you as a part of the team (whether or not you work in their physical presence).How To Determine What You Should Be Paid As A Contractor1. Ask for a Formal OnboardingA crucial stage for any employee, onboarding is where new hires get familiar with the people and processes they’ll be working with. As a contractor, this process is no less important, but it’s often overlooked. When you accept contract work, it’s a great time to bring up the topic of onboarding. Ask your hiring manager or HR rep to tell you how they manage onboarding for contractors, remote, part-time and contingent workers. Even if they don’t have a thought-out onboarding process in place, it might spur them to put something together to make you feel welcomed and well-oriented in your new position.2. Invite Open CommunicationAny business needs the commitment and participation of all of its employees, regardless of their status or title. Open communication is a vital component of a healthy company culture, allowing ideas to be shared and helping to make employees feel included. But because contract workers are often brought on as a stop-gap measure to help get a specific, unwieldy project over the finish line, they can be seen as drones who don’t need to be communicated with. If the company you’re doing contract work for doesn’t initiate good lines of communication, it’s incumbent on you to ask for it. Tell your manager that you’d like to know what the expectations are for your role, both short- and long-term. Ultimately, it’s in everyone’s best interest for you as a contributor to be set up for success, and your initiative won’t go unrecognized. 3. Stay in the Loop if RemoteBeing a remote employee can be an isolating experience. You’re on your own a lot, interacting with your team via messenger or conference tools. And while you might be getting the occasional company newsletter, it’s just not the same thing as being in the office. Ask your manager to help you feel more connected by regularly sharing news and events. For trainings or events that you can’t attend in person, ask to see relevant notes and documents.20 Companies That’ll Let You Work From Home—Hiring Now!4. Attend Special EventsIf a conference or specific training comes up that would require travel to attend in person, make an effort to join. Even if you could justify not going, it’s often a great opportunity to meet with colleagues in person, and that in-person collaboration will boost team bonding. A focus on team building shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions, though. Hopefully your company’s culture promotes team collaboration on a regular basis, as there are many creative and fun ways to encourage teams to bond. If you hear of an employee off-site, feel free to ask your manager if contractors might be included. If they are, make an effort to attend. And if they’re not, be sure to respect the occasional need for full-time staff to bond with one another without temporary or contingent contractors. 5. Eat Lunch with ColleaguesMaking time for regular lunch dates with your team is an easy way to connect. It naturally fosters friendships and can actually help boost productivity. If you’re a remote employee who is hardly in the office, it can be challenging to take advantage of this casual way to build a connection. So make a point to reach out to a few colleagues in advance of any days you know you’ll be on site to plan for a team lunch. For the rest of the year, try a video conference equivalent. It might feel funny to eat lunch in front of a camera at first, but the initial awkwardness will be worth the feeling of being part of the team.The Bottom LineA great company culture keeps everyone – no matter their status or role – involved, motivated and excited. But – when you think about it – what makes a great company culture? It’s the people. And you, as a person working for the company, can play a role in advocating for a great experience as a contractor. When you’re engaged, connected and effective in your role, your colleagues will embrace you as an indispensable part of the team. 4.7★ 3.6★ Freelance McGarrah Jessee Austin, TX 23 hours ago 23h 5.0★ N/A WordPress Developer Elegant Themes San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h Available Freelance Jobs 23 hours ago 23h Creative Graphic Designer Freelancer GCI Health New York, NY Visual Designer – Systems / Platform – CAR Publicis Sapient Minneapolis, MN 23 hours ago 23h See more Freelance jobslast_img read more

How to Successfully Interview at Sprout Social

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Molly Jones is a Talent Operations Lead at Sprout Social. Available Jobs at Sprout Social 23 hours ago 23h Engineering Manager – Observability & Performance Sprout Social Chicago, IL 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Engineering Director, Publishing Sprout Social Chicago, IL 23 hours ago 23h Mid-Market Account Executive Sprout Social Chicago, IL Changing jobs can be an extremely stressful decision, and while the uncertainty around the process can’t be entirely avoided, preparing for the various steps along the way is key to making the transition as smooth as possible. Of course, one of the most important, and stressful, parts is the interview. At Sprout Social, we have learned what makes a candidate most successful in the interview process and we are excited to share those insights so you can best prepare for landing a role here. Now let’s get down to it, what makes someone stand out? Below are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your interview opportunity at Sprout. That’s right, we are giving you the answers to the test.Know Our ProductStart a free 30-day trial so you can become familiar with the features and the value of the software. Regardless of whether you are interviewing for a sales, engineering or another position, don’t forget you are also interviewing for a Sprout job. Our team is going to ask you about our product. Show us that you did your research and that you believe in the work we do.Know Our PeopleAsk who you will be speaking with on your interview day and take time to review their LinkedIn profiles and any other background you can find.  Keep note of commonalities to bring up – previous company, mutual friends, or shared hobbies. You can also use this insight to inform questions you will ask and points of interest you bring up.Use the Job Description as a ChecklistEverything we want in an ideal candidate can be found in the job description for that role, which is located on our Careers Page. Prior to the interview, study it and think of an anecdote that can check each box mentioned. Carry Your True SelfDress nicely, but be comfortable. We want to know that you have the natural instinct on how to be professional in a work setting. Be confident and strong, but find ways to show your humility and hunger to learn. Admit candidly if you don’t know or understand something and always ask clarifying questions.Read What Other Candidates Say About Interviewing at Sprout SocialEngageSprout Social structures interviews in a way that simulates conversations and presents challenges a team member would encounter every day. By creating an interview environment that is similar to the daily experience of working at Sprout, we aim to give candidates the feeling that they are already part of the team. With that in mind, don’t shy away from the conversational and engaging part of the interview. Use this time to truly immerse yourself in the situation and respond as if you would when actually working here. Also, don’t forget to ask honest questions that you sincerely would like the answer to.Get the Post Interview EdgePersonalize the thank you emails to your interviewers. Include a fun fact or something that caught your ear during the session, work or non-work related. Follow up emails show employers that you are professional, kind and thoughtful. When they are personalized, it demonstrates that you listened and absorbed their words. Stay in touch and come backIf you don’t receive an offer, don’t sweat it. There was likely someone else who fit the role more accurately. If you made it to an in-person interview, you are a great candidate. Take the feedback from the team and reflect on it. Stay in touch with your recruiter and reconnect down the line. Perhaps you have acquired skills or had new experiences that would make you the absolute ideal candidate for Sprout. We admire persistence – it means that you don’t just want a new job, but you want to specifically work at Sprout Social.Now you have the answers to the test! Take them to heart when preparing and you are sure to have a meaningful, positive, and hopefully successful interview at Sprout Social. 4.8★ 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h Customer Advocate Sprout Social Seattle, WA 4.8★ Business Development Representative – ANZ Sprout Social Sydney 4.8★ Product Manager – Publishing Sprout Social Chicago, IL SEO Strategist Sprout Social Chicago, IL 4.8★ Staff Motion Designer Sprout Social Chicago, IL 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ Senior Product Manager – Global Sprout Social Chicago, IL 4.8★ See more jobs at Sprout Sociallast_img read more

15 of the Coolest Startups to Work For Now

first_imgDo you like to move fast and innovate? Enjoy working with the latest technology? Thrive in a small, tight-knit environment? Then working at a startup might just be for you.The good news is that in the age of information, there’s no shortage of great startups to work for. But with so many out there, it can be a bit overwhelming. So to help you narrow your search, we’ve identified 15 of the hottest startups, all of which are hiring now.Apply today to get in on the ground floor while you still can!Toast Inc Company Rating: 3.9Where Hiring: Boston, MA; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Cincinnati, OH; Knoxville, TN & moreWhat They Do: “We are a rapidly growing company that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business by pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success. We help restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences through our platform that combines restaurant point of sale, guest-facing technology, and award-winning customer support.”See Open Jobs SimplusCompany Rating: 4.2Where Hiring: Sandy, UT; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA & moreWhat They Do: “Simplus is a Platinum Salesforce Partner, an Oracle Gold Partner, and the industry leader in Quote-to-Cash implementations, providing enterprise-wide digital transformation through advisory, implementation, change management, custom configuration, and managed services. Guided by the mantra, ‘making complex things simple,’ we use leading cloud solutions to help companies achieve a strategic vision, improve performance, and increase value to stakeholders.”See Open Jobs Grand RoundsCompany Rating: 4.8Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Reno, NV; Lewiston, ME; Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI & moreWhat They Do: “Founded in 2011, Grand Rounds provides an employer-based technology solution that connects members and their families to high-quality care. With Grand Rounds, employers get a personalized, high-performance network at scale, while their employees get the tools and support needed to navigate their care on their own terms.”See Open Jobs AndelaCompany Rating: 4.0Where Hiring: New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX & moreWhat They Do: “Andela provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent. We identify high-potential developers on the African continent, shape them into world-class technical leaders, and pair them with companies as full-time, distributed team members.”See Open Jobs NianticCompany Rating: 4.7Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Sunnyvale, CA; Los Angeles, CA & moreWhat They Do: “We build games that get people outside and exploring. We enable our players to have fun while visiting new places, learning about the world around them, and meeting new friends. We launched Ingress, an immersive real-world mobile game played by millions of people in over 200 countries and territories, and downloaded over 20 million times. We also develop Pokémon GO, which has broken world records and been downloaded over 750 million times in its first year. We announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, our latest much-anticipated AR game.”See Open Jobs WealthfrontCompany Rating: 4.4Where Hiring: Redwood City, CAWhat They Do: “Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).”See Open Jobs CheckrCompany Rating: 4.7Where Hiring: San Francisco, CAWhat They Do: “Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr’s product has shifted the on-demand economy and has landed on Forbes’ ‘Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016’ List, and we’re continuing to grow and scale. As a company that provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, Checkr knows first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment and we want to help provide second chances for the formerly convicted.”See Open Jobs Coffee Meets BagelCompany Rating: 4.9Where Hiring: San Francisco, CAWhat They Do: “Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is a highly curated dating service where women call the final shot on who gets to talk to them among guys who expressed interest. We believe that the best dating experience is offered through a differentiated service for men and women. Globally, we have generated more than one million dates and thousands of lasting relationships.”See Open Jobs AiraCompany Rating: 4.4Where Hiring: San Diego, CA; remoteWhat They Do: “Aira, founded in 2014, is focused on developing transformative remote assistive technology and services that bring greater mobility, independence and self confidence to blind and visually impaired individuals by connecting them, in an Uber style, to a network of certified Agents. Aira’s high-tech approach uses a real-time interactive cloud-based dashboard, built to create for the blind an augmented reality context with live data streams from cameras, GPS, and other sensor systems from wearable platforms such as Google Glass and Pivothead. This allows Aira’s remote Agents to render live personalized assistance to users in a myriad of daily activities – ranging from navigating busy city streets and catching a bus, to ordering meals from menus at restaurants and literally traveling the globe.”See Open Jobs MyVestCompany Rating: 4.4Where Hiring: San Francisco, CAWhat They Do: “MyVest builds enterprise wealth management technology for the digital age. Driven by a vision for client-centric advice, we empower firms to deliver personalized portfolios at scale.”See Open Jobs Hudson River TradingCompany Rating: 5.0Where Hiring: New York, NY; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL & moreWhat They Do: “Hudson River Trading (HRT) is a multi-asset class quantitative trading firm based in the heart of New York City. Founded in 2002, HRT develops automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical and statistical modeling techniques and an extremely high-performance computing environment.”See Open Jobs TuroCompany Rating: 4.6Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Cambridge, MA; Scottsdale, AZ; London, UK; Toronto, Canada; Berlin, GermanyWhat They Do: “Turo is a car sharing marketplace where local car owners provide travelers with the perfect vehicle for their next adventure. Across the country or across town, travelers choose from a unique selection of nearby cars, while car owners earn extra money and help fuel the adventures of travelers from around the world.”See Open Jobs DoorDashCompany Rating: 4.3Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; New York, NY & moreWhat They Do: “Founded in 2013, DoorDash is a San Francisco-based technology company passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. Today, DoorDash connects customers with their favorite local and national restaurants in more than 1000 cities across the United States and Canada.”See Open Jobs JumpCloudCompany Rating: 4.4Where Hiring: Boulder, COWhat They Do: “JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) is the single point of authority to authenticate, authorize, and manage the identities of a business’s employees and the systems and IT resources they need access to through a single unified cloud-based directory. JumpCloud supports all major OS platforms and is designed to control and manage user access to both internal and external IT resources such as servers and applications.”See Open Jobs PlanGridCompany Rating: 4.2Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Raleigh, NC; Los Angeles, CAWhat They Do: “PlanGrid solves a major problem for a 7,000 year-old industry. Construction data is shackled in paper blueprints that result in enormous rework costs totaling $9 billion per year for the industry due to working from outdated plans. PlanGrid is changing that. We build powerful software to help contractors, owners, designers and architects around the world finish their projects on time and under budget.”See Open Jobslast_img read more

DONE DEAL: ​Chelsea make first ‘mystery’ signing

first_imgChelsea have reached terms over their first signing of the summer.The London Evening Standard says terms have been agreed with the player, but the club have decided to delay confirmation until the start of next month.Chelsea are looking to make up to six transfers during the window, with players such as Romelu Lukaku and Tiemoue Bakayoko their main targets.While the club wouldn’t confirm who they have acquired, it is believed the most likely candidate at this stage is former Manchester City keeper Willy Caballero.The champions are looking for a new backup keeper to Thibaut Courtois having sold Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth for £10million earlier this month.last_img read more

Barcelona fullback Lucas Digne: What I think of Luis Enrique…

first_imgBarcelona fullback Lucas Digne has only positive words for former coach Lucas Enrique.Enrique has since been replaced by Ernesto Valverde this summer, with Digne working with the former for just the one season.He said: “Luis Enrique is definitely a top coach.”Just look at how many titles he won with the club. His work with us was very impressive.”I wish him the best in the future.”last_img

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces the “Saving Mothers, Giving Life” Project

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on June 4, 2012June 21, 2017Click 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)On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged $75 million in U.S. support to the “Saving Mothers, Giving Life” initiative that aims to reduce maternal mortality in Africa, starting in Zambia and Uganda. The Norwegian Foreign Minister said Norway would commit about $80 million to the effort as well.It is a concentrated pilot in targeted geographic areas of Zambia and Uganda that focuses on a limited time window—the first 24 hours around labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period—because two-thirds of maternal deaths and 45 percent of neonatal deaths occur in that crucial span of time. The aim of “Saving Mothers” is to reduce maternal deaths by 50% in 12 months – by June 2013.Yet the program’s success is far from assured. The question that inevitably arises is whether these big ideas and much-needed goals for reducing maternal mortality can be translated into building the long-term support necessary to address maternal and child health – the core of health systems in developing countries – while reformulating long-standing and sometimes difficult relationships between multiple U.S. agencies that each have a piece of the U.S. global health agenda, all at a time of shrinking U.S. foreign assistance budgets?Until now, GHI has been more of an approach than a program, which has made it difficult to quantify on the ground. It seeks to solve global health problems by building on and linking with existing health programs and focusing on seven core principles.Read the full story, Clinton launches ambitious maternal health project, in the Global Post.More on this story: US, Norway work to improve maternal health in Africa, Relief Web U.S., Norway pledge $150 million for maternal health, Chicago TribuneShare this:last_img read more

Why health insurance?

first_imgWhen Freelancers Union started offering health insurance to members in 2001, it marked a new phase for the organization: independent workers began to see the benefits of coming together in a group, and Freelancers Union began a project that would ultimately lead to financial self-sufficiency. But why health insurance? Because in a survey of independent workers, Freelancers Union learned that the high cost of insurance and lack of coverage make up the number one concern of people in nontraditional work arrangements. The organization responded by giving freelancers what they want: access to health insurance, even without an employer-sponsored plan.last_img read more

Moonlighting vs freelancing?

first_imgThis great post originally appeared on the Creative Freelancer Blog. Recently on the Creative Freelancer Conference LinkedIn Group (join us for very active discussions), I asked about the difference between moonlighting and freelancing. In response, I got a lot of thought-provoking perspectives. Gerry Suchy said: Moonlighting is like taking your sister to the prom. You really want to be there but just don’t have the courage to actually go out and do something about it. Mohamad Kebbewar said: Moonlighting is like staring at the wall and dreaming of landing Nike as a potential client. Angela Joseph said: I think moonlighting is freelancing while still holding down a full time job. I guess that’s where the “moon” part comes in. If you have a full time job and submit proposals, query letters etc. and get hired then you’re working by the light of the moon, so to speak, since you do it after your regular working hours. Kristin Maija Peterson said: Freelancing equals self-employment. Moonlighting is trying freelancing on for size (while still being employed full time). Moonlighting will let you know if you are disciplined, good at managing your time and prepare you for issues of being in business for yourself. Jennifer Quinton said: I was a moonlighter for years, but always referred to myself as a freelancer. The intitial impression of moonlighting is quite simply working the extra job to make the extra money, whereas freelancing is seen as more of a serious endeavor. Both great ways to achieve a goal, though one does seem finite while the other could lead you anywhere. When I was doing what this forum seems to be agreeing is “moonlighting,” it mostly had to do with wanting extra creative projects in addition to my day-to-day predictable design job; but I also didn’t have the financial means or the client base to start my own business. I still didn’t have those things when I was working on site in temporary (via agencies) or contract (via me) positions, that’s when I fell into my own definition of freelancing. I was still working for someone else but the boss, the desk, and the building would change from time to time. So what people are describing in the discussion as freelancing makes me think now of a third category…business owner. The boss, the desk, and the building don’t change quite so much, but the clients and the projects do. And I love it. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Add something? – Ilise Benunlast_img read more

Realme U1: Everything we know so far and why you should wait for it

first_imgIt certainly has been a pretty busy debut for Realme this year. The company has announced a few impressive smartphones at competitive prices. It later hiked the prices of some of these phones due to the falling rupee. It also recently revamped its logo to make it more edgy and attractive to the youth which is its biggest target audience. Now, the company is all set to launch a brand new series. The Realme U series will be making its debut in India and the first phone in the series is the Realme U1.Realme has been making headlines for launching phones that bring some unique, segment-first features. If it was the cheapest notched phone with the Realme 2 or the cheapest phone with a Snapdragon 660 SoC and dewdrop display with the Realme 2 Pro. And there is now a certain expectation from the company to innovate and consistently launch unique phones. The Realme U1 is set to continue that trend. Here’s a look at everything we know about the Realme U1 and why it is worth waiting for.Realme U1 expected design and specsAs you can see in the image below, the retail box that India Today Tech has got hold of shows a new design and logo compared to past retail boxes we have seen for the Realme 2 Pro and before. The company has ditched the white and red colour combination and is going for cooler colours like blue for the box and yellow for the branding. Realme recently unveiled a new logo which is a combination of a lower case “r” and upper case “R” for a more modern and youthful look.advertisement The Realme U1 is expected to look similar to the Realme 2 Pro, at least as far as some leaked images have told us. This means you can expect a glossy, reflective rear panel with a dual camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The front will see a large waterdrop display that will offer a very tiny and curved notch and plenty of screen real estate.Realme has already confirmed the biggest USP of the Realme U1 – it will be the world’s first phone to sport the Helio P70 chipset. That’s right, the Realme U1 will rock the latest 12nm MediaTek chipset which promises to deliver a 13 per cent boost in performance over its predecessor. The octa-core processor also brings an enhanced AI engine with up to 30 per cent improvement in AI processing over the Helio P60.Since this is the first phone to bear the latest Helio P70 SoC, it is hard to predict the kind of performance we can expect. The Helio P60 is a pretty good mid-range processor and we have used it on phones like the Realme 1, Oppo F9 Pro and Nokia 5.1 Plus to name a few and these phones have not disappointed with their performance. This makes us optimistic for the Helio P70 and if that’s not enough, Realme recently posted AnTuTu benchmark results of the Helio P70 which outscores the Snapdragon 636 and Kirin 710 processors.The other big highlight being touted is the selfie camera. It seems the U-series will focus on selfie-centric camera phones and the inspiration no doubt comes from Oppo. Realme is highlighting impressive low-light selfies with the Realme U1, but the company is yet to reveal the exact specifications of the sensor. In fact, there is nothing known about the cameras on the Realme U1 as of now.Apart from the Helio P70 processor and waterdrop display, there’s not much that we know about the upcoming Realme U1.Why you should wait for the Realme U1As we said earlier, Realme has impressed us with phones like the Realme 1, Realme C1 and Realme 2 Pro, which is why there is a lot of hype surrounding the Realme U1. It is expected to bring an attractive design language similar to the Realme 2 Pro as well as a powerful mid-range processor and selfie camera. This phone will compete against the newly launched Redmi Note 6 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus in India.ALSO READ: Realme U1 selfie smartphone with Helio P70 chipset, waterdrop notch to launch on November 28Realme has priced its phone competitively and we expect the same for the Realme U1 as well. Now, we are not sure how long this might last because the company (like Xiaomi) is starting to feel the heat from the fall in the rupee value against US dollar. This is affecting the company’s ability to aggressively price their products. But the Realme 2 Pro saw no hike in pricing so the Realme U1 should also be priced somewhere under Rs 15,000.advertisementlast_img read more



Beckham wants Zlatan to stay at Man Utd

first_imgTransfers Beckham wants Ibrahimovic to stay at Manchester United amid MLS interest Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 12:38 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Zlatan Ibrahimovic David Beckham PSG Kenzo Tribouillard Transfers LA Galaxy Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United MLS Premier League The former Red Devils and LA Galaxy star doesn’t want to see the Swedish star leave for Southern California just yet David Beckham wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay at Manchester United amid reported interest from the LA Galaxy.ESPN reported Sunday that the Swedish striker is closing in on a deal to join the five-time MLS champions, with United manager Jose Mourinho explaining Monday that he wouldn’t stand in the way of a potential move.Speaking at Monday’s event that confirmed his Miami franchise as the next MLS expansion team, Beckham said he isn’t ready to see his former Paris Saint-Germain teammate make the move to Southern California just yet. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “No matter how you talk about him, he’s one of the best players, one of the best people, and if he comes to this league at some point it would be great,” Beckham told ESPN. “But at the moment he’s a Manchester United player and I’m happy about that, and I want him to stay there. But at some point he might come here.”Beckham played for United from 1992 to 2003 and the Galaxy from 2007 to 2012, giving the former England captain a unique insight into Ibrahimovic’s decision-making process.While some critics believe Ibrahimovic would be coming to MLS too late, with the 36-year-old limited to one start in the Premier League this season after recovering from major knee surgery, Beckham is more optimistic.”Any mention of any great player like Zlatan coming to this league can only be good for the league,” he said. “The fact that I joined [the Galaxy] from a small team like Real Madrid — when you’re playing for a team like Real Madrid and you make that decision and that time to actually come to a league that is not as established as it is now, that was a big move for me back in the day.”But now this league is talked about globally. You’re talking about players that have played in this league already — you look at players as great as Kaka, he’s come in and he’s played in this league.”And when you talk about Zlatan, yeah, it’s great that it’s talked about like that, and he would be more than welcomed into this league by fans, by players. It doesn’t matter what injuries he has had over his career — he’s a beast.”last_img read more

2008 Doers and Dreamers Guide Now Available

first_imgNova Scotia’s 2008 Doers’ and Dreamers’ Guide is on its way to potential visitors around the world. The 384-page guide, contains listings on about 3,000accommodations and campgrounds, restaurants, museums andattractions, outdoor operations and adventures, signaturefestivals and events, and tour operators. This year’s coverfeatures beautiful Peggy’s Cove. “The 2008 travel guide features countless ways for people to experience Nova Scotia,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “It will help us to promote the province as a unique, year-round vacation destination that has something for everyone.” The guide features Nova Scotia’s new tourism logo and refreshed tourism brand launched in November 2007. The brand highlights old world charm, new world pulse, seacoast culture and genuine, hospitable people. This year, 350,000 English and 55,000 French guides will be distributed in response to inquiries generated through advertising campaigns, calls to the Nova Scotia Information and Reservation Service, and e-mail and website inquiries. French copies will be available in early April. Guides are also distributed to travel agencies, tour operators, trade shows, travel media and Visitor Information Centres. Visitors will have an easier time planning their vacations and finding unique experiences thanks to new tourism regions designated in the 2008 Doers and Dreamers Guide and other marketing materials. Nova Scotia’s six regional tourism industry associations provided input into the new regions and how they are presented in the guide. “The new and enhanced Doers’ and Dreamers’ Guide features the best of what each region has to offer and now uses the regional names that Nova Scotian’s use,” said Madonna Spinazola, general manager of Destination South West Nova Scotia. “These redesigned elements will help connect our visitors with what there is to see and do and make it easier to get information on the places they want to visit.” Copies of the guide are available by calling 1-800-565-0000, online at and at provincial visitor information centres in Amherst, Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Halifax Waterfront.last_img read more

Weather averages close to normal for Fort St John during July

first_img“An average isn’t something we see very often. It’s usually above or below and it doesn’t usually land on the average very often. But interestingly enough, a lot of the province did this month.”Looking ahead to August and the remainder of the summer season, Lindquist says we can expect to see slightly cooler temperatures but with lower amounts of rain.As a side note, for the holiday long weekend, Environment Canada is calling for sun and temperatures in the low to mid-20s for Saturday and into Monday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – During the month of July, Fort St. John and the surrounding area saw close to normal averages when it came to the weather.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lindquist, Fort St. John saw the temperature and rain levels around normal for July with the temperature at 15.8°C, four points below the average of 16.2. As for rain amounts, the area saw 65 mm, which is 10 mm below the average for July.Lindquist says it’s not often that July’s weather sits around the average, adding that the majority of British Columbia saw close to the monthly average.last_img read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Tuesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9853Brazil real 0.3896China renminbi 0.1909Euro 1.4901Hong Kong dollar 0.162298India rupee 0.01946Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01112Malaysia ringgit 0.2992Mexico peso 0.06606N.Z. dollar 0.8740Norway krone 0.1584Peruvian new sol 0.3911Russia rouble 0.02200Saudi riyal 0.3377Singapore dollar 0.9297South Africa rand 0.09212South Korean won 0.001121Sweden krona 0.1543Switzerland franc 1.2804Taiwanese dollar 0.04182Thailand baht 0.03816Turkey lira 0.3393U.K. pound 1.6640U.S. dollar 1.2666Vietnam dong 0.000056 read more

New car registrations return to growth in November

UK new car market picks up in November after October fall, with registrations up 3.8% in the month.2,453,426 cars registered in the year-to-date – an increase of 6.2% over the same period last year.Steady growth seen in both petrol and diesel registrations, while an 8.6% rise keeps alternatively fuelled vehicles ahead of the curve.Following October’s decline – the first in 44 months – registrations of new cars in the UK returned to growth in November, according to figures released today by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).178,876 cars were registered in the month, an increase of 3.8% over November 2014, while the overall market in the first 11 months of 2015 has seen 6.2% growth to 2,453,426 units.Demand for both petrol and diesel models remains robust with respective gains of 3.8% and 3.6%, while the popularity of alternatively fuelled vehicles continues to grow with an 8.6% uplift. Registrations to fleet buyers (up 8.7%) increased ahead of those to private customers (up 2%), continuing a trend that has been evident for several months.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “November’s figures come as a reminder of the strength of the UK car market, as low interest rates and competitive finance deals continue to attract consumers to new car ownership. We have been expecting a levelling-off in demand for some time now – a development that is being realised following an unprecedented three-and-a-half years of non-stop growth.” Download the November 2015 new car registrations news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

EHF CUP 14 final Six teams in battle for Berlin

← Previous Story CERVAR LESSON TO KRISTIANSSON: “Knowledge” ahead of “run and gun” Next Story → GOAL FOR MADNESS IN SKOPJE: Alex Dujshebaev BOMB! Everything is ready for the EHF Cup quarter-finals draw in Vienna, which will take place on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at 12.15 hrs.In the Pot 1 there will be winners of Group A (Lugi HF), Group B (Montpellier Agglomeration HB) and Group C (Pick Szeged) and in the Pot 2 the three best second ranked teams (Sportin CP, HBC Nantes and HCM Constanta).Two teams from the same group cannot face each other in the quarter-finals, but there will be no protection from teams from the same country.Seeding for the EHF Cup Quarter-finals draw:Pot 1: Lugi HF (SWE), Montpellier Agglomeration HB (FRA), Pick Szeged (HUN)Pot 2: Sporting CP (POR), HBC Nantes (FRA), HCM Constanta (ROU)The first leg matches will be played over 19/20 April on courts of the Pot 2 teams, the second leg is scheduled for 26/27 April on courts of the Pot 1 teams.Füchse Berlin have clinched a direct ticket to the EHF Cup Finals as the hosts of the final tournament won the Group D.Where to follow the draw eventThe handball fans will be able to follow both draws live on various channels. There will be a live streaming of the event on ehfTV with a commentary of Tom O Brannagain, who will also interview all club managers right after the draw.In addition, there will be a live ticker on available and also a live coverage on the official Twitter channel – @ehfmedia. TEXT: EHF EHF Cup read more

Surprises in hunt for environmental links to breast cancer

first_imgThey didn’t find much of an association between puberty and phthalates, which are these chemicals that leach out of plastic bottles and Tupperware.Another major finding regarded blood chemicals from two nearby groups in Ohio and Kentucky, both drinking water that was apparently contaminated by industrial waste.Girls in northern Kentucky had blood levels of an industrial chemical – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA or C-8) found in Teflon non-stick coating for pans – three times as high as those who drank water from the Ohio River near Cincinnati, where water was filtered with state-of-the-art technology.“Northern Kentucky did not have granular activated carbon filtration” in their water supply said researcher Susan Pinney, a professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.“In 2012 they put it in after they learned of our preliminary results.” Families were also notified of their daughters’ blood levels, she said.The chemicals can linger in the body for years. Researchers were dismayed to learn that the longer the girls spent breastfeeding as infants – typically touted for its health benefits – the higher their PFOA levels compared to girls who were fed formula.Animal studiesWhat cannot be studied in the girls is tried on lab mice, who in one experiment are being fed high-fat diets and exposed to a potent carcinogen to see how the two interact.Mammary tumors develop much faster in the high-fat diet group, said scientist Richard Schwartz of the department of microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University.Fat mice have more blood supply in the mammary glands, higher inflammation levels and display changes in the immune system.Follow-up studies suggest that cancer risk stays high even if mice are fed high-fat diets in puberty and switched to low-fat diets in adulthood, he told AFP.The damage is already done. Does this mean that humans are at risk the same way? We don’t know that with certainty.But the findings do reinforce the advice that people often hear regarding how to maintain good health – avoid fatty foods, maintain a normal weight and reduce chemical exposures wherever possible, experts say.- © AFP, 2013Read: Cancer-causing radon found in over 430 Irish homes>Read: Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in girls> A DECADE-LONG research effort to uncover the environmental causes of breast cancer by studying both lab animals and a group of healthy US girls has turned up some surprises, scientists say.At the centre of the investigation are 1,200 school girls who do not have breast cancer, but who have already given scientists important new clues about the possible origins of the disease.Some risk factors are well understood, including early puberty, later age of childbearing, late onset of menopause, estrogen replacement therapy, drinking alcohol and exposure to radiation.Advances have also been made in identifying risky gene mutations, but these cases make up a small minority.Family history“Most of breast cancer, particularly in younger women, does not come from family histories,” said Leslie Reinlib, a program director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.“We have still got 80 percent that has got to be environmental,” said Reinlib, who is part of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) program.Some of its researchers track what is happening in the human population, while others study how carcinogens, pollutants and diet affect the development of the mammary glands and breast tumors in lab mice.The program’s primary focus is on puberty because its early onset “is probably one of the best predictors of breast cancer in women,” Reinlib said.The 1,200 US girls enrolled in the study at sites in New York City, northern California and the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area beginning in 2004, when they were between the ages of six and eight.The aim was to measure the girls’ chemical exposures through blood and urine tests, and to learn how environmental exposures affected the onset of puberty and perhaps breast cancer risk later in life.Researchers quickly discovered that their effort to reach girls before puberty had not been entirely successful.“By age eight, 40 percent were already in puberty,” said Reinlib. “That was a surprising bit of information.”Further research has shown that the girls appear to be entering puberty six to eight months earlier than their peers did in the 1990s.A study published last week in the journal Pediatrics on this cohort of girls found that obesity was acting as a primary driver of earlier breast development.Exposure to chemicalsInitial results showed “for the first time that phthalates, BPA, pesticides are in all the girls they looked at,” said Reinlib.Researchers were taken aback by the pervasiveness of the exposures, but also by the data which appeared to show some plastic chemicals might not be as influential on breast development as some have feared.last_img read more