“I have grown to love teaching,” –

first_imgAngela Bennett-PersaudBy Lakhram BhagiratSome people are just a natural at what they do and they have the ability to leave a long-lasting impression on everyone they come into contact with. It is not as though they are trying to leave that indelible mark, rather they are just being their authentic self and making a difference in the lives of those they encounter.When Angela Bennett-Persaud is in front of a classroom she is at her best. You can see the passion in her eyes as she imparts knowledge to the students under her care. She goes the extra mile to ensure that every concept is grasped and no student has difficulty in understanding what she is teaching them.A teacher for over 19 years, Bennett-Persaud has grown to love her profession.“Though teaching was not my passion, I eventually grew to like it and now have nineteen years of teaching experience. They say ‘Man plans but God directs,’ and I feel extremely proud to have moulded and inspired the young minds that I have had the privilege of teaching. Teaching is a job you have to like since it requires a lot of your time, lots of patience and there is always something to do. Never a dull moment. Seeing a child succeed and grasp concepts, makes me very happy because I feel as if I have achieved my goal as a teacher,” she says.Hearing her speak about her job and seeing the time she invests in ensuring that her students receive the best possible education, makes Bennett-Pesaud different from the rest of teachers. She not only talks the talk but ensures that she walks the walk.She knows the importance of a quality education and tries to make sure that everyone is afforded that opportunity.Going back to her childhood days, the Vreed en Hoop Secondary School teacher says growing up in the Pomeroon as a young child, was the best. She fondly remembers the enjoying every moment of school and particularly the Friday afternoons that the entire school population would engage in outdoor games such as hide-and-seek, sal-out, and bun house among a whole host of others.During the weekends she enjoyed swimming in the Pomeroon River and paddling to see video shows since during that period only a few business places had this luxury. Like any child, she looked forward to school vacations, especially the August vacation since it was really long and she enjoyed the comfort of her home, friends, family and other loved ones.“Oh, how I dreaded the thought of leaving them to return to Georgetown to attend Secondary school. However, Christmas was my highlight. There was the decorating, baking, cleaning, and best of all, a new frock which was usually sewn by my grandmother. The new frock always had me excited to attend the Christmas Eve church service so that I could have showcased it,” she reminisced.After completing her secondary education at the Richard Ishmael Secondary School in Georgetown, Bennett-Persaud taught for a few months but realised that she needed to advance her education. She resigned from her post as a teacher and enrolled at the Government Technical Institute (GTI) where she pursued an Ordinary Diploma in Science. After she graduated GTI, the thirst for even more knowledge persisted and it led her to the University of Guyana where she read for a Degree in Chemistry.“My dream was always to become a Food Chemist. However, upon graduating from the University of Guyana I had difficulty in obtaining a job in that particular field, thus, ended up teaching Science at the Secondary level.In order to be considered a trained teacher, I then returned to the University of Guyana to obtain a Diploma in Education since I never attended CPCE (Cyril Potter of Education).”She now is the Head of the Science Department at the Vreed en Hoop Secondary School and enjoys her job. The aim for her is to move up the professional ladder but for now, she is very happy and comfortable in the classroom.“My best piece of advice to young persons is that you should only enter the teaching profession if you have a love for children and a passion for teaching.Another advice would be one given by my grandmother, Granny Cynth, who said ‘People can take everything from you but not education.’ So, go out there and do great things.”last_img read more

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Stoke City news: Butland off crutches and making good progress following injury

first_img Jack Butland: The Stoke goalkeeper made 38 appearances for club and country before fracturing his ankle 1 Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has revealed he is off crutches as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.Butland was ruled out for the rest of the season and this summer’s European Championships when he fractured his ankle while playing for his country against Germany in March.The 23-year-old posted a message on Twitter on Monday which said: “On the way back from seeing the surgeon, walked in with crutches, walked out without them!“Fracture healing really well! Happy boy!”Butland then joked: “Just guna dust off my gloves and go and dive around in the garden, fit for the weekend!” Stoke host West Ham on Sunday but he added: “I’m kidding, that would be a miracle! This weekend and the Euros are still a no! But all focus now on being fully fit for pre season.”last_img read more

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Raphoe off to winning start in Kirk Cup

first_imgRaphoe men battled to an opening Kirk Cup victory over the Comber men on Saturday in the Kirk Cup – showing some resolute defending along with repelling eight penalty corners in total. Raphoe 2 North Down 0Raphoe finished in 15th place last season meaning realistic focus for the cup competition were centred on creating momentum for the upcoming Ulster Premier League campaign. The pool favourites are Irish Hockey League – EYHL – side Annadale. North Down would have started Saturday’s match as slight favourites given that they finished four places higher than Raphoe’s 10th last season, scoring the third highest amount of goals along the way. However they couldn’t find the net past Raphoe goalkeeper Davy Moore in a defensive display at the Royal and Prior.Raphoe welcomed back three returning players to the squad, Lee Stewart and Gavin Lecky in midfield along with George Patterson in the forward line.The opening ten minutes of the contest where a nervy affair. Both teams being sloppy in possession with a high number of turnovers in defence and deep midfield. The Donegal men were fortunate not to go a goal behind after a turnover from left midfield led to an attacking overload on the right side of Raphoe’s defensive circle, however Phillip Wilson’s shot went wide.On 11 minutes Raphoe found the breakthrough with Tommy Orr winning a penalty corner after a quick counter attack. Raphoe felt that the foul was deserving of a penalty stroke and a personal penalty, neither of which were given.However, Tom Eaton converted the set piece anyway through a straight strike that diverted into the goal off a defensive stick.Davy Moore in the Raphoe net thwarted two North Down penalty corners before Raphoe got there second chance from a set piece. Lecky won the ball on the defensive side of the half way line with a shave tackle before breaking forward on the counter attack and releasing Adrian Crumley on Raphoe’s right wing.Crumley advanced to the North Down baseline, his pass fortuitously came back onto Lecky’s stick who then found a foot inside the ‘D’ when the North Down defence had recovered.From the set piece, a variation was not executed correctly resulting in a tame effort which was easily saved. In the second quarter North Down grew more into the game and found joy down Raphoe’s left with an advancing right-back. A contentious foul made by Lecky outside the ‘D’ on the advancing North Down defender led to a penalty corner and a green card, a personal two minute suspension.From the resulting corner Keith Meehan saved a drag flick on the Raphoe goal line in what proved to be the only time home ‘keeper Moore was beaten.The sin bin proved to be one of the last things Lecky contributed in the game as a raised ball caused the midfielder to sit out the rest of the game with a dead leg leaving the Donegal men with only a single rolling substitute for the rest of the match.Raphoe saw out the rest of the second quarter despite conceding another penalty corner and having Tom Eaton receive a two minute personal penalty for breaking down play. In the third quarter another personal penalty was received by Raphoe with the umpire brandishing a yellow card for Jonny Long for breaking down play, resulting in a five minute suspension. A further yellow was shown to Zack West in the fourth quarter for the same offense. In total Raphoe played with a man down for 16 minutes in the game.Amongst the chaos of the third and fourth quarters Ian McGonigle and particularly Lee Stewart were the most calming presence in the Raphoe side. Both looked to keep the passes ticking over and the hosts in possession.As a group Raphoe were rushed in there clearances and gave easy turnover to the visitors whose pressure was growing throughout quarters three and four.On 59 minutes another hurried Raphoe clearance caused a miss-trap in midfield from North Down which allowed Tommy Orr to sprint onto the loose ball in the opponents half.Orr made ground quickly into the North Down ‘D’, where he ignored pleads for him to shoot to find Jonny Long, via a ricochet, who returned the pass cleverly for Orr to finish into the empty net.A further glorious chance on 63 minutes was missed to extend the lead after Stewart, who received the ‘Man of the Match’ award, stole possession on the half way line, released Orr on the left wing who carried forward and crashed a low drive straight onto Stewart’s stick but his deflection went wide when it looked certain for him to mark his return with a rare goal.The Raphoe men closed out the remaining minutes to keep their clean sheet and start the season with confidence boosting victory.Raphoe: Davy Moore (GK), Zack West, Tom Eaton, Evan Lyttle (C), Alan Meehan, Gavin Lecky, Lee Stewart, Keith Meehan, Ian McGonigle, Jonny Long, George Patterson, Adrian Crumley, Tommy Orr.Raphoe off to winning start in Kirk Cup was last modified: September 29th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Spelling, McDermott expecting in spring

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tori Spelling and her husband, actor Dean McDermott, are expecting their first child together. The 33-year-old Spelling, daughter of the late producer Aaron Spelling, will give birth in the spring, Spelling’s representative, Jill Fritzo, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. McDermott, 39, had roles in the movies “Against the Ropes” and “Open Range.” He has a 7-year-old son, Jack, and a 1-year-old daughter, Lola, from his first marriage. Spelling and McDermott met last year while filming the TV movie “Mind Over Murder.” Spelling was married at the time to actor-writer Charlie Shanian, who filed for divorce last October, a little more than a year after marrying the former “Beverly Hills, 90210” alumna.last_img read more

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Optimize Your Infrastructure with the Intel Xeon D

first_imgIn case you missed it, we just celebrated the launch of the Intel Xeon processor D product family. And if you did miss it, I’m here to give you all the highlights of an exciting leap in enterprise infrastructure optimization, from the data center to the network edge.The Xeon D family is Intel’s 3rd generation 64-bit SoC and the first based on Intel Xeon processor technology. The Xeon D weaves the performance of Xeon processors into a dense, lower-power system-on-a-chip (SoC). It suits a unique variety of use cases, ranging from dynamic web serving and dedicated web hosting, to warm storage and network routing.Secure, Scalable StorageThe Xeon D’s low energy consumption and extremely high performance make it a cost-effective, scalable solution for organizations looking to take their data centers to the next level. By dramatically reducing heat and electricity usage, this product family offers an unrivaled low-powered solution for enterprise server environments.Server systems powered by the new Intel Xeon D processors offer fault-tolerant, stable storage platforms that lend themselves well to the scalability and speed clients demand. Large enterprises looking for low-power, high-density server processors for their data stacks should keep an eye on the Xeon D family, as these processors offer solid performance per watt and unparalleled security baked right into the hardware.Cloud Service Providers Take Note1&1, Europe’s leading web hosting service, recently analyzed Intel’s new Xeon D processor family for different cloud workloads such as storage or dedicated hosting. The best-in-class service utilizes these new processors to offer both savings and stability to their customers. According to 1&1’s Hans Nijholt, the technology has a serious advantage for enterprise storage companies as well as SMB customers looking to pass on savings to customers:“The [Xeon D’s] energy consumption is extremely low and it gives us very high performance. Xeon D has a 4x improvement in memory and lets us get a much higher density in our data center, combined with the best price/performance ratio you can offer.”If you’re looking to bypass existing physical limitations, sometimes it’s simply a matter of taking a step back, examining your environment, and understanding that you have options outside expansion. The Xeon D is ready to change your business — are you ready for the transformation?We’ll be revealing more about the Xeon D at World Hosting Days; join us as we continue to unveil the exciting capabilities of our latest addition to the Xeon family!If you’re interested in learning more about what I’ve discussed in this blog, tune in to the festivities and highlights from CeBit 2015Opens in a new window.To continue this conversation, connect with me on LinkedIn or use #ITCenter.last_img read more

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Angolan yellow fever outbreak highlights dangerous vaccine shortage

first_imgThe three people dressed in baby blue plastic suits and goggles form a human conveyor belt for chicken embryos. The first takes a tray of eggs that were injected with a yellow fever vaccine virus, then left to incubate for 4 days, and cuts the top off each egg. The second tweezes the embryos out of the eggs and deposits them in a large bottle. The last person adds some liquid, then blends the embryos into a rich, red broth that contains millions of weakened virus particles.The end result of this procedure, repeated dozens of times every week at the Pasteur Institute of Dakar, is a highly effective vaccine that offers lifelong protection against yellow fever. But the 80-year-old process is decidedly low-tech and hard to scale up—and that’s become a problem, because a big yellow fever outbreak that started in December 2015 in Luanda, Angola’s capital, has emptied the world’s strategic reserves of the vaccine.The Pasteur Institute, which makes about 10 million doses a year, is one of only four facilities around the world producing yellow fever shots, joining two government-run plants in Russia and Brazil and French vaccine company Sanofi Pasteur. Their combined output has long fallen short of the world’s needs, and the Angola outbreak has worsened the shortfall. Another major outbreak—for instance in Asia, where yellow fever has never gained a foothold—could be impossible to control, says Jack Woodall, a retired virologist in London, formerly of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. “I hate being alarmist,” says Woodall, who’s also a moderator at the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, an online alert system for disease outbreaks. “But this is something I’m really panicking about.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) The vaccine is the only bulwark against yellow fever, a formidable killer without a cure that’s transmitted primarily through the bite of Aedes aegypti, also known as the yellow fever mosquito. Most infected people have no symptoms at all; some experience fever, joint pains, and headaches. But roughly 15% progress to a more severe stage in which their eyes and skin turn yellow; they may also bleed from the eyes, nose, and mouth. Up to half of these serious cases are fatal. Although yellow fever is endemic in much of Latin America, Africa bears by far the highest burden. Exact numbers are hard to come by, but a study published in 2014 in PLOS Medicine estimated that the disease kills 78,000 Africans every year—although many experts felt that number was too high. Most infections occur in or close to the jungle, where mosquitoes spread the virus primarily between monkeys and occasionally infect a human bystander as well. Urban outbreaks, like the one in Angola, can be far more severe, because mosquitoes can transmit the virus from person to person. “That’s when the disease can really take off,” says William Perea, of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Control of Epidemic Diseases department in Geneva, Switzerland. Angola has seen 490 confirmed cases and 198 deaths so far, but experts say the real toll may be 10 times as high. “We haven’t seen an outbreak like this in many years,” Perea says. A huge vaccination campaign launched in February has already reached almost 6 million of Luanda’s roughly 7.5 million inhabitants. But the disease has since spread to six of the country’s 18 provinces, and the global emergency stockpile of 6 million vaccines is empty. “This is definitely a stressful situation,” says Melissa Malhame of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a Geneva-based public-private partnership that aims to increase immunization in poor countries.A ramped-up battle against yellow fever had already strained the global supply of vaccine. Many countries have made the shot part of their routine vaccination schedules for children, while massive catch-up campaigns were launched to protect entire populations that never received the vaccine before. A United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund report last year estimated that the organization needed 42% more vaccine in the next 3 years than is available to it. A 2013 report put global production in 2009 at 75 million doses, up from 30 million in 2000 but well short of the 105 million doses needed that year. The exact annual production today is unknown, but it’s probably about 80 million doses, says Tom Monath, a virologist who has studied yellow fever for decades and currently works at NewLink Genetics, a biotech company in Ames, Iowa. To make matters worse, the factory in Dakar is about to shut down for a 5-month renovation.Things may get better in the long run. Demand for the vaccine should decline in a few years, after countries wrap up their catch-up campaigns. The Pasteur Institute is building a new facility in Diamniadio, about 30 kilometers from Dakar, that could triple production by 2019; Sanofi Pasteur has built a new facility in France.In the meantime WHO has urged Angola to only vaccinate in areas where yellow fever is spreading. But infected travelers have already brought the disease from Angola to three other countries in Africa, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo; if the disease started circulating in its sprawling capital, Kinshasa, that could be catastrophic, Monath says.”I think all the specialists in my field agree that there is a real and present danger of having a major outbreak of yellow fever that is uncontrollable,” adds medical entomologist Paul Reiter of the Pasteur Institute in Paris. “It’s a ticking time bomb.” One stopgap measure might be to lower the vaccine dose, Monath says; some studies have shown that just one-fifth or one-tenth of the current dose could protect people.Spread to Asia is the nightmare scenario for yellow fever experts. Angola is home to many Chinese workers, and in at least six cases they have already brought the virus to China. Five of these cases occurred in Beijing, where Aedes aegypti does not occur, so the disease could not spread. But the mosquito is abundant in southern China and elsewhere in Asia—and so are vulnerable people. Oddly, however, yellow fever has never taken off on that continent. There is a real and present danger of having a major outbreak of yellow fever that is uncontrollable.Paul Reiter, a medical entomologist at the Pasteur Institute in ParisPerhaps Asia has just been unbelievably lucky. “It didn’t happen before, but does that mean it is not going to happen now?” Perea asks. “Nobody knows.”last_img read more

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Lone high school player Gozum overwhelmed in presence of Gilas stars

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I was so happy. I immediately told my parents that I’m back at Gilas and I won’t waste this chance. Coach Chot invited me to come here and that alone is already an honor for me. I just promise that I’ll give my best and hopefully, I get picked,” he said.Now comes the hard part for the 6-foot-6 center as he tests his mettle against Gilas mainstays like June Mar Fajardo, Calvin Abueva, and Raymond Almazan weekly — a challenge that he’s more than ready to face.“Coach Chot said that what Gilas needs are players with high basketball IQ. You can’t make the same mistakes over and over again, and I realized that I have to learn from the others who are doing it right,” he said.“As a high school player, I know that what I’m working on isn’t enough so I’m motivating myself to reach the same level as to that of my teammates here who are already in college.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the company of the best basketball players in the country, Will Gozum was left in awe in the company of the best basketball players in the country on Monday at Meralco Gym.“I was starstruck,” Gozum said in Filipino after working out with the big names like Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims NCAA football: Arellano books finals slot, San Beda stays alive SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais MOST READ LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas PLAY LIST 02:46LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img “I’m still feeling my way with the plays, trying to figure it out because they already have a smooth transition. I’m just trying to keep up and it’s exhausting.”But the lone high school player to attend the resumption of the Gilas Pilipinas practices rightfully deserved his spot thanks to all of his efforts this past season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingGozum, who was named NCAA Season 93 MVP after averaging 13.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks for Mapua High School, has emerged as one of the most promising big men in the country. And that piqued the interest of coach Chot Reyes, who included the 18-year-old bruiser in his “23-for-23” list.Despite all of his efforts, Gozum admitted he was still caught by surprise with the call-up for a chance to represent the Philippines again after suiting up in the 2015 Fiba Asia Under-16 Championship in Indonesia. LATEST STORIES PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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OILSEEDS-PRICES(BCM21)

first_imgMumbai, Sep 10 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs.Per100kgs) Mumbai, Sep 10 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs.Per100kgs) Groundnut Kernel 5500 Groundnut Bold 60/70 6800 Javas 60/70: 9650 Javas 70/80: 9450 Javas 80/90: 9150 Kardi 2875 Sesame (Whitish) 98/2/1: 7100 Sesame 95/5/1: 6900 Sesameseed crushing 48/2/4 6150 Sunflowerseed 3775 Nigerseed 9800 and Castorseed Bombay 4150. Oils & Seeds: (In Rs. Per 10kgs) Groundnutoil 1100 Kardi Expeller 875 Sesame Expeller N/T Sunflower Expeller 660 Refied 710 Cottonseeds Refined 615 Palmolein Refined 436 Soybean Refined 568 Soybean Crude N/T Rapeseed Refined 890 Rapeseed Expeller 860 Copra White 1100 Ricebran 4-7% FFA N/T Ricebran N/T Linseeds Oil 775 Castoroil Comm 860 FSG 870 Kandla 838 Mowra N/T Neem 850 Karanji 610. Deoil Cakes: (Rates in Rs.per mt) Groundnut Extraction 45% 27,600 Kardi Extraction 12,000 Sesame Extraction N.Q. Cottonseed Extraction N.Q. Undec Cottonseed Exp N.A. Rice Bran Extraction N/Q Sunflower Extraction 20,000 Rapeseed Extraction N/Q Soyameal 48% 30,990 and Castor Extraction n.a.. — Oilcakes:- Groundnut Expeller Oilcake Rd(per met. tonne)(50%): 32,000/- Kardi Expeller Oilcake Rd(per2 metric tonnes) : UNQTD. Groundnut Extraction (per metric tonne) : UNQTD. PTI JBH STS SDMlast_img read more

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ISL must establish academies to develop Indian football

first_imgBy Bapu Narayankar Bengaluru, Sept 10 (PTI) Former Iranian footballer Jamshid Nassiri feels instead of focusing more on the established players, Indian Super League (ISL) should spent few crores in establishing academies to develop untapped youngsters and improve Indian football. “If ISL is spending Rs 600 crore for development of Indian football, then why not spend few crores for establishing academies in their respective areas … eight franchisees … eight academies is a good idea,” Nassiri told PTI in an exclusive interview here. Nassiri is in the city as a part of Star Sports “Young Heroes” project which aims to handpick sixteen most talented football players from schools across fifteen different cities. Nassiri said India, with the kind of vast resources, wealth and talent, has only two academies, but a tiny country like Nepal has four. “Creating academies is the only way to develop Indian football. Nepal has four academies and India has only two, in spite of boasting of vast resources, wealth and talent,” he said. Around the world, many countries in Europe, South-East, Gulf and Asian countries players of international quality are produced through academies, Nassiri said. “ISL should also invest on untapped youngsters to develop them into world class players. I am not saying they should not do it for senior players of the established players. However, investing more on untapped youngster will develop Indian football,” he said. All India Football Federation is planning to merge the I-League with the star-studded Indian Super League and Nassiri also supported the idea and said one league will help the football clubs to run their affair smoothly. Asked if he will accept offer for coaching an ISL team, Nassiri said, “If anybody including ISL wants to develop football by tapping untapped school players I will be ready to work but will not if their focus is on already established players.” MORE PTI BDN ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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How To Beat Unemployment Bias

first_imgThe bad news: unemployment bias is very real. Employers (illegally) discriminate against long-term unemployed people, thinking that they have outdated skills from being out of the job market for six months or more.The good news: we might be nearing an end to unemployment bias. More than a dozen states are considering legislation that would make this bias illegal, with proposals including banning job postings that require current employment and allowing job seekers to sue under equal opportunity discrimination laws.The better news: employers may be more understanding than we think of the long-term unemployed, given that we’re still bouncing back from the recession. CareerBuilder recently published a report with encouraging news from employers; 85 percent of employers said they are more understanding of employment gaps post-recession, and a whopping 94 percent said they wouldn’t think less of a candidate who took a lower-level position during the recession than they had previously held.The experts suggest the following tips to beat unemployment bias:1. “Follow stories on hot industries and job functions” – Information technology, engineering, healthcare, sales and customer services are top hiring industries nationwide, according to CareerBuilder’s job listings.2. “Use keywords” – Using the right keywords in your application materials can help your resume reach human eyes; often, large companies screen using an Applicant Tracking System, which picks out keywords to find relevant resumes to send to the hiring manager.3. “Come in with ideas” – Show your enthusiasm for the position and for the company by coming in with an idea or opportunity for improvement, be it a marketing campaign, cost savings plan, etc.4. “Make connections” – Use your network to get ahead; expand your professional connections using social media and face-to-face opportunities. If you know someone at the company at which you’re applying, that may give you a leg up.5. “Follow through” – Two-thirds of workers reported that they don’t follow up with an employer after applying to a position. Bad move, job seekers! Show your interest in the job by making sure to follow up with a ‘thank you’ note after an interview.My tips for beating unemployment bias:1. Get social – Social media is a great way to build your network; connect with companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Go beyond just connecting, and try to establish your professional brand online. You might even think about starting a blog; 11 percent of employers surveyed in the CareerBuilder report said starting a professional blog can increase your marketability.2. Fill the gaps – Your resume is stronger without employment gaps; if you’re unemployed, do something to fill the spaces. According to the survey, 79 percent of employers said take a temporary or contract assignment; 61 percent said take a class; and 60 percent said volunteer. Basically, do anything you can to keep your skills and experience relevant and marketable to an employer.3. Become an entrepreneur – Start your own business! Twenty-eight percent of employers surveyed said starting your own business was a great way to strengthen your skill sets. You’ll be putting your skills to good use and gaining new ones along the way.Have you had any experience with unemployment bias? What are your tips to beat it? Let us know below.last_img read more

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