Jamaican boxer shot dead

first_imgATLANTA, Georgia (CMC): Former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Jamaican O’Neil Bell, was shot dead early Wednesday during a robbery, Atlanta police have confirmed. The 40-year-old, who resided in Atlanta, was alighting from a bus when he was shot and then robbed by two assailants, who subsequently escaped. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A second person, who was unidentified, suffered a gunshot wound to the hip and was hospitalised. Police are investigating and are seeking the public’s assistance in finding Bell’s killers. The fighter held the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, and the International Boxing Federation cruiserweight titles in a 13-year career which boasted a 27-4-1 record. He was only the second boxer after the legendary Evander Holyfield to accomplish the feat of unifying all three titles. Bell captured the vacant IBF title in 2005 and then shot to prominence when he won the WBC and WBA belts a year later by beating Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck. He was subsequently stripped of the IBF title after pulling out of a card and then surrendered the WBC and WBA belts after losing to Mormeck a year later. Bell’s last bout was four years ago when he stopped American Rico Carson 58 seconds into the first round of their bout in Arlington, Virginia.last_img read more

Fort St. John Pool to open Monday

first_imgThe North Peace Leisure Pool will reopen on Monday, September 28th, 2015 after being closed for the annual maintenance shutdown.The regular fall schedule will be in effect beginning at 5:30am on Monday, September 28th.  Red Cross swimming lessons will begin the week of October 5th.For more information please contact the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250-787-8178, email pool@fortstjohn.ca or visit the website www.fortstjohn.ca and click on Aquatic Schedule tab.- Advertisement –last_img

Netflix: Will Baby Benefit Attract Talent?

first_imgNetflix recently announced a new policy offering employees unlimited maternity and paternity leave for the first year after a child’s birth or adoption.So does this mean tech employees will start migrating over to Netflix with its new baby benefit? Only time will tell, but here’s what Netflix employees are saying on Glassdoor about the company’s benefits:Right now, Netflix has an overall benefits reviews rating of 4.0, and an overall company rating of 3.6Here’s how a few other tech giants compare, known for leading the way when it comes to innovative benefits and perks:Google:Benefits rating: 4.6Company rating: 4.4 Facebook:Benefits rating: 4.7Company rating: 4.5 Apple:Benefits rating: 4.5Company rating: 4.0center_img **Data as of 8/5/15; Benefits ratings based on at least 20 reviews per company. Company ratings based on at least 450 reviews per company. Ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied; 5.0=very satisfied.Until now, here’s what some Netflix employees have had to say about their company’s paternity and maternity leave:“Standard Maternity/Paternity leave where you take off the time you feel appropriate.” – Netflix Senior Engineering Manager (Los Gatos, CA)“Standard leave, but the ’unlimited vocation’ policy works against you here. Can’t add accumulated PTO days to 12 weeks of maternity leave.” – Netflix Employee (location n/a)How Much Do Perks Matter to Job Seekers?Just because benefits and perks are added at any company, it doesn’t guarantee their HR/recruiting department will see a surge in resumes. While it surely doesn’t hurt and is often intended to make employees’ lives easier in and out of work, according to a Glassdoor survey*, benefits and perks are not a leading reason for someone to join a company. While they do matter to job seekers, there are other factors that job seekers report matter even more. In fact, benefits & perks are not even among the top five factors job seekers say matter most when deciding where to work:Top Factors Job Seekers Consider When Determining Where to Work:84% salary and compensation package60% career growth opportunities58% work-life balance56% location/commute50% company culture & values43% benefits & perks38% company reputation20% relationships with managers13% relationships with peers13% amount of work12% senior leadership11% frequency of travel required for the jobOther Perks Employees Are EnjoyingNonetheless, tech employers are still infamous for offering unique benefits and perks to employees. Here are just some of the latest perks offered at tech companies, according to employee feedback we see in Glassdoor Benefits Reviews:Airbnb gives employees an annual stipend of $2,000 a year to travel anywhere in the worldSquare offers employees access to onsite massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, and personal trainingAsana employees have access to executive and life coaching services outside of the companyFacebook provides employees with Facebook Ad Credits to support a cause or charity they care aboutAdobe shuts down the entire company for one week in December and one week over the summerOpenDNS holds an annual company offsite every year, which has previously been held at the Ritz Carlton in Tahoe.Salesforce provides its employees with one week of PTO dedicated to volunteer projectsEvernote hosts classes through “Evernote Academy”, which offers team-building courses like macaroon bakingZillow allows employees who are traveling to ship their breast milkWhich perks does your company offer? Share a benefits review and let others know what’s working well and what needs improvement.*Based on a Glassdoor site survey of at least 1,000 members in September, 2014.last_img read more

How to Make a Career Pivot & Get The Job You Deserve

first_img 23 hours ago 23h Kitchen Manager Famous Toastery Myrtle Beach, SC 3.2★ 3.8★ 4.3★ Manager In Training Crew Carwash, Inc. Cumberland, IN Hot New Jobs For You Restaurant Manager Hideaway Pizza North Little Rock, AR 23 hours ago 23h In her book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot — And Relaunch Their Careers, writer and content strategist Wendy Sachs explains how to move out of your work slump with a little more grace and intention. We asked Sachs to share some nuggets of advice for women looking to take the next step in their careers. Ahead, five pro tips that just might help you make your own career pivot.1. Reframe Your ExperienceWhether you’re applying for a new dream job, a better role within the company where you already work or simply looking to take the next natural step in your career, you’ll need to talk about your experience in a way that feels relevant. Sachs suggests using LinkedIn as a cheat sheet. Find someone in your immediate or close network who currently holds the type of position you want, read through their profile and pay attention to the language that they use to talk about their skills. “When you look at a job description, you want to match your skills to what [the person hiring] is looking for and position it that way,” Sachs says.Don’t feel the need to downplay past positions that you’re genuinely proud of, even if you think they might seem like a detour. In Fearless and Free, Sachs tells the story of one woman who took time out of the workforce after becoming a mom and volunteered to raise money for a local playground. “When she started interviewing again, people would ask her what job she was most proud of, and she would say Hippo Playground,” Sachs says. “She didn’t position it as, ‘Yeah, I helped raise money for some swings.’ She spoke about it in the terms that the industry she was looking to get into were looking for — raising X amount of money, bringing in programming and new partners, and it didn’t matter that it was volunteer work.”How to Change Careers2. Don’t Hop On The Bandwagon 3.5★ N/A 23 hours ago 23h It’s tempting to follow the latest trend in business or technology, especially when people make it seem like all your hopes for landing a job hinge on the skill du jour. Don’t feel the need to mindlessly follow that advice. Case in point: Not everyone needs to be a coder, Sachs says. In her book, she interviews Tami Pardee, a woman who went from fundraising and party planning for the Muscular Dystrophy Association to becoming the CEO of a small tech company. “She had no tech background, but realized all those skills of development, working across teams and event planning actually fit beautifully into a project manager position, and that happened to be at a tech company.”If there are certain skills that align with the industry you’re trying to break into, learning them can absolutely be a boon. But there’s no need to derail everything based on the smaller picture. “Other people will tell you that not everyone needs to be a social media expert. Should you know about Snapchat and maybe pay attention to things happening there? For sure — if your job is in online publishing, or in entertainment, or in retail, or in fashion, or in any of these industries that spend a lot of time posting things. But does that mean that you need to be the go-to expert in it — or that everyone needs to be an expert in everything? Absolutely not.”Most jobs these days will want employees who can wear many hats, Sachs says, but it’s possible to utilize the skills you already have in new fields, and grow into a job at the same time. Case in point: Pardee launched the Just Not Sorry Gmail plug-in after she made her foray into tech, simply to gain a little more street cred. She told Sachs that she still has no plans to learn how to code, and is still moving along just fine.How to Identify and Develop Soft Skills3. Try Not To Be Afraid To Take A RiskThis is easier said than done, of course. It’s also subjective: What feels like a risk for you may be a breeze for someone else. But it’s hard to break through stagnation by doing the same things, over and over again, so you need to find a middle ground.“The more risks you take, the faster your confidence will grow, so the through line is to do whatever feels risky for you,” Sachs explains. “Maybe that’s going into a networking event, signing up for a class online, showing up in person to go take a class or reaching out to that more senior-level person in an industry you’re hoping to move into.”Most people usually know what gives them that sinking, but slightly excited feeling — or they can figure it out pretty easily. Whatever it is for you, dip your smallest toe in to start, and see where it takes you.4. Use Other People’s Time WiselyIf your risk involves asking someone else for something, make it easier on both of you and come prepared. “Don’t ask to ‘pick someone’s brain’,” Sachs warns. “No one wants or has time to have their brain picked. Be very strategic in what your ask is.”If you’re hoping for an introduction, be forthright about that — but not rude! — and also explain what you’d like an intro for. “You might say, ‘I’m interested in launching my own jewelry company and I know that you’re friends with someone who has an Etsy store. Can you connect me to your friend who does this?’” suggests Sachs. “You need to do that research so you don’t waste your one chance with that person.”It’s also okay to have more than one person you’d like to reach out to. Humans are complex with varied interests, and you might want to look into a few areas. Just don’t bombard one person with all of your hopes and dreams.“When you sit down with someone who is well-connected that you want to network with, don’t throw all 10 ideas you have out there,” says Sachs. “No one knows what to do with that and frankly, they can’t really help you — that’s a conversation to have with a career counselor, your therapist, your mother or your best friend.” Instead, pick a lane when you have a networking opportunity, and make it the one thing that is relevant to the person you’re talking to. Starting small will be less overwhelming for both the other person and you, so that you can start taking small steps forward.What is Internal Networking & Why It Matters?5. Don’t Leave With Nothing“Our career lives are long and mistakes will inevitably be made,” Sachs says. Those mistakes can include picking a job you hate, doing something that gets you fired, even staying in a job too long, way past the point of when you learned something new. (Not to mention the possibility that at some point in your career, you may face layoffs, which is beyond your control.)“Look at all of this stuff as very much part of the journey and part of the learning experience,” says Sachs. “When you leave a job, the most important thing is — even if it was a bad fit or you weren’t getting along with your boss — to leave on good terms. These people remain part of your network, and you would be surprised how you’ll circle around similar people over time, even when you switch things up.”Sachs experienced that firsthand after accepting a job that met most of her criteria on paper — a well-respected company, great coworkers and a wonderful boss — but turned out to be a place where she would stagnate. “I had interviewed five or six times and we talked about the creativity and innovation that I would bring to the job, but the reality was that the agency just wasn’t ready for that. They had their own ways, and for me, it was taking five steps back and doing a job that I had already done for years.”Sachs didn’t leave immediately; quitting a job in a huff isn’t a luxury most people have. But she did try to make the most of it while she looked for a way out. “I stuck with it [for nine months] because you don’t want to let people down, and you think maybe it’ll work out,” she explains. “Now I’m a lot smarter when it comes to thinking about my next move.”Within reason (in terms of how much wiggle room you have when it comes to your work situation), think about what matters to you, whether that’s making a certain wage, working in a particular atmosphere or having a certain kind of relationship with your coworkers. Then, before you say your final goodbyes, make sure that you’ve at least learned something new, or built a few relationships that you can take with you.“You’d be surprised at how much experience you’ve really accumulated along the way. So don’t beat yourself up over it,” Sachs says.This article was originally published by Refinery29. It is reprinted with permission. 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Restaurant Manager The Saxton Group Waco, TX 23 hours ago 23h Canvass Manager HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration Denver, CO 23 hours ago 23h Store Manager Infinite Hair & Beauty Opelousas, LA 4.8★ Restaurant Manager Old Chicago Peoria, IL Although it would make life so much easier to have one of those fabled dream jobs you’ve known about your whole life, and eventually move through with joy, most people’s career paths aren’t so linear. 3.4★ 4.7★ Store Manager Northern Tool + Equipment Midland, TX Manager Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Lynnwood, WA 3.3★ Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Orland Park, IL View More Jobslast_img read more

Writing Your Annual Report in 5 Easy Steps

first_imgTerrified at the prospect of writing your first nonprofit annual report? Relax! Follow these five basic steps and you’ll be on your way to creating an annual report that impresses your donors and other supporters.How to Write an Annual ReportDefine Your Accomplishments:What difference did you make? What has changed in your community or field as a result of your work over the last year? Take all of your activities over the last 12 months and convert them into three to five major accomplishments.Learn from twelve fantastic annual reports.Interview Your Supporters:Make a list of people who have great stories to tell about your accomplishments or who will share positive comments about your organization. Interview them and turn their words into personal profiles that help tell the story of your accomplishments and testimonial pull-quotes to sprinkle throughout your design.Raise more money with smarter donation pages, peer-to-peer campaigns, and donor management.Boil Down Your Financials:Even if you choose to include your full financial statements (and you don’t have to, as long as you tell people how to get them), you should still include some graphics like pie charts and a few paragraphs of text to explain in plain English where you get your funding and how you spend it.Compile Your Lists:Your annual reports should always include the list of your board of directors and your executive staff. Most organizations also print a list of financial supporters. Depending on how many donors you have and the range in gift size, you may want to set a minimum donation level for inclusion in the annual report.Put it All Together:If you have the resources to produce a full-color, 20-page publication with lots of great photography, that’s great. But a much shorter and more modest 4-page newsletter format can work just as well. You’ll find more resources and training on writing nonprofit annual reports at https://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/resources/nonprofit-annual-report-examples/About the Author: Kivi Leroux Miller provides training and personal coaching on all aspects of nonprofit marketing and communications to organizations big and small across the U.S. If you want to write newsletters and annual reports that your supporters will love or create websites and blogs that educate and inspire, visit www.NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, where you’ll find a free e-newsletter, articles, webinars, e-courses, and more.last_img read more

Sculpture Day taking shape in the Couv

first_imgOnce upon a time, sculpture was something shaped by human hands and simple tools made from bone, clay or wood. Today, sculpture may involve high-tech miracles such as computers, scanners and 3-D printers. It might even involve Proto Pasta, a “printable” hybridized thermoplastic filament manufactured right here in Vancouver.“People express themselves with the tools they know. There are no new ideas, just the evolution of technologies,” said Kathi Rick, of downtown Vancouver’s Art at the CAVE Gallery. That’s where you can see all types of sculpture this month, during and after the run-up to the fourth annual International Sculpture Day festival — which has jumped this year from Portland’s Sellwood area to downtown Vancouver.“What a great facility,” organizer Terri Elioff said of the spacious, elegant CAVE, which opened last year at 108 E. Evergreen Blvd. “It’s great to be able to show sculpture here in a museum-quality gallery.”Get your first taste of the event with the exhibit “Sculpt/3D Alchemy” during today’s First Friday Art Walk opening. That exhibit continues through April 28 and features artworks by 30 Pacific Northwest sculptors — including Vancouver’s noted husband-and-wife public-art team Jennifer Corio and Dave Frei of Cobalt Designworks, as well as Felida’s Bill Leigh. Then, come back on April 21 for the International Sculpture Day celebration, featuring artist talks about their inspirations, demonstrations of their techniques and even audience participation in some of that high-tech, experimental, sculptural fun. Proto Pasta, a Vancouver company, will demonstrate its printable, sculptural material. “We already knew we can command an audience for art from this side of the river,” said Corio, but in recent years many Portlanders have also discovered our First Friday Art Walk. They tend to avoid traffic, show up late, explore the galleries until they close and then enjoy the growing restaurant and bar scene, she said.last_img read more