Slowly clearing out what many consider “dead wood”, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed 75-year-old Mallikarjun Kharge as the party’s general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra, replacing 68-year-old Mohan Prakash.Mr. Kharge’s appointment has come as a surprise for many in the party since he already holds two key positions. He is leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha and also the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee. His appointment has started speculation on whether Congress will be replacing him as leader of the party in Lok Sabha.A question many Congress leaders are pondering over is whether Mr. Gandhi will take the reins in his hands. “That was my first thought too. However, he [Mr. Gandhi] has not spent much time in Parliament. And Leader of House is a position where you have to be present each day, be attentive, stand and fight for the party. Will he want to immerse himself in hot water?” said a senior Congress leader.Maharashtra is an “extra-ordinarily” crucial State since it sends 48 MPs to the Lok Sabha, second only to Uttar Pradesh (80 seats).“It is a calculated step. [We needed] a person with some political heft and experience,” a State leader said. It also helps that Mr. Kharge speaks Marathi and has handled the State in the past.“I thank Sonia Gandhi ji, Rahul Gandhi ji for giving me the opportunity. I also thank people of Maharashtra and State unit for their cooperation and love,” Mr. Prakash said
Road Warriors sink Batang Pier “The emotions were high when it was 5-2,” she said. “I wanted to close it so much.”‘Unbelievable’ for StephensSpanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta advanced to his second Grand Slam quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Shapovalov.The Canadian would have been the youngest Slam quarter-finalist since Michael Chang at the 1990 French Open, youngest US Open quarter-finalist since Andre Agassi in 1988 and first US Open qualifier in the last eight since Gilles Muller in 2008.“The biggest lesson is that I’m able to compete with these guys,” Shapovalov said. “I still think I have a lot of work to do.”Stephens, who was a 2013 Australian Open semi-finalist, missed 11 months with a foot injury that required surgery in January and returned only at Wimbledon, but has won 12 of her past 14 matches for her deepest US Open run in six tries.“I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better comeback,” Stephens said. “Making it to the quarter-finals here is unbelievable.”Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up Venus Williams, the US ninth seed seeking her eighth Grand Slam title and third US Open crown, was to meet Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a quarter-final spot.Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, the third seed from Spain and leader in a fight for world number one, also was to face Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova later.‘I just play perfect’Carreno Busta, the first player in Grand Slam history to face four qualifiers, has not dropped a set at the tournament.In a draw half assured of producing a first-time Slam finalist, he has a Tuesday quarter-final against either French 16th seed Lucas Pouille or Argentine 29th seed Diego Schwartzman. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include the 2006 US Open, made 51 unforced errors to only 14 by Sevastova, whose 21 winners were half the 30-year-old Russian star’s total at Arthur Ashe Stadium.“She played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running for every ball,” Sevastova said. “The third set could have gone either way.”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 shutoutSevastova matched her best Slam run from last year’s US Open while 146th-ranked Sharapova served notice her game remains formidable, having defeated second-ranked Simona Halep in her dramatic opener on the New York hardcourts.Sharapova tested positive for the banned blood booster meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and only returned from her suspension in April. She was snubbed for a French Open wildcard, missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury but received a wildcard for the US Open despite only one hardcourt tuneup match due to a left forearm injury.Sharapova blasted a backhand down-the-line winner to break for a 3-1 edge. Sevastova broke back in the seventh game but Sharapova broke again in the last, taking the first set after 27 minutes with a forehand crosscourt winner.But Sharapova hit a forehand wide to surrender a break to put the Latvian ahead 2-1 in the second set and Sevastova held from there, aided by Sharapova’s 16-2 edge in unforced errors in the set.Sharapova double faulted to hand Sevastova a break to open the final set and the Latvian broke again at love for a 3-0 lead.Sharapova then had a blistered right middle finger taped by a trainer and immediately broke back and held. But Sevastova held at love, broke again and took the match on a service winner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Carreno Busta won his third career ATP title in May on Estoril clay then reached his first Slam quarter-final at the French Open, where he retired against Rafael Nadal with an abdominal injury that kept him out of Wimbledon.Shapovalov’s bid collapsed thanks to going 3-of-13 on break points and making 55 unforced errors against 54 winners, Carreno Busta with 25 winners against 29 unforced errors.“At the beginning I was a little bit discouraged, maybe nervous,” Carreno Busta said. “In the tie-breaks I just played perfect. It was an amazing victory for me.”Later men’s matches pitted South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson against Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi and German 23rd seed Mischa Zverev against US 17th seed Sam Querrey. 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AFPNEW YORK, United States — Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam comeback after a 15-month doping ban ended in defeat Sunday at the US Open, as did the dream run of Canadian 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov.Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallied to eliminate former world number one Sharapova 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and book a quarter-final berth against American Sloane Stephens, who ousted Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments
Defending three-time champion Lewis Hamilton narrowly outpaced his championship leading Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to lead in Friday’s opening practice for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. (Latest Sports stories)The 31-year-old Briton clocked a best lap of one minute and 31.654 seconds to finish .033 seconds ahead of his German rival, a day after the pair had been told to obey a new ‘code of engagement’ after crashing three times in five races.German Nico Hulkenberg was third fastest for Force India, .8 of a second adrift of the two Mercedes and ahead of compatriot and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.Australian Daniel Ricciardo was fifth for Red Bull ahead of Finn Kimi Raikkonen, whose future with Ferrari was settled earlier on Friday morning when the team said he had been re-signed for 2017.Hamilton, seeking a hat-trick of Silverstone wins, trails Rosberg by 11 points in the championship.
Finding a job is tough. Especially when you’re not sure where to look or who to reach out to, finding connections and securing job interviews can become a stressful and time-consuming process.Unfortunately, there’s a factor that negatively impacts many job seekers: According to TheLadders, nearly half of all job postings are unadvertised. This means half of the jobs available are likely to go to job seekers with inside connections with employers.So the question is, why do job openings go unadvertised? Well, there are a number of reasons. First, when an employee quits or an employer fires someone, a hiring manager will likely tap into their current applicant pool. Employers might also avoid job boards so they don’t have to deal with sifting through thousands of applications.As you search for jobs, remember that just because a job goes unadvertised doesn’t mean you can’t discover it. Here are five ways to find unadvertised job postings:1. Tap into your networks.The most effective way to find unadvertised job postings is to tap into your network. In fact, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking.As you search for jobs, talk to friends, colleagues, mentors, and professionals you’ve met through networking opportunities. These people will likely have a connection to a recruiter, employer, or job opportunity that fits your needs.2. Meet with your mentor.Your mentor is another great resource for learning about unadvertised job postings. Especially if your mentor is a professional in your industry, he or she will likely have connections to a number of employers in your field. Pick their brain for job postings, networking connections, and advice for finding unadvertised jobs.3. Expand your research beyond job boards.Job seekers are often misled because they think these major job boards are the only sources of jobs. While these sites have many listings, also try online searches using Google or niche job board sites. There are niche job boards for nearly every industry, which will help you narrow down your job search and bring you additional results.4. Use social media as a search engine.Social media isn’t just for connecting with friends and family, it’s also useful for your job search. According to Jobvite, 21 percent of job seekers found their best job through a social network.Take advantage of social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook during your job search. Employers are constantly sharing employment opportunities on these platforms and this will also give you the opportunity to connect with a recruiter or hiring manager.5. Join and participate in LinkedIn groups.If you want a leg up in your job search, use LinkedIn groups to expand your efforts. According to Jobvite, 94 percent of recruiters are active on LinkedIn, whereas only 36 percent of job seekers are active.Regardless of your profession, there is likely to be a LinkedIn group for your industry. LinkedIn groups serve as an excellent way to connect with other professionals in your field, recruiters, employers, and also discover job postings unique to your industry.Finding unadvertised job postings doesn’t have to be as hard as it sounds. By using your resourcefulness and having a little patience, you’ll find a job not many job seekers know about.Have you landed a job through an unadvertised job posting? What led you to the opportunity?
Every job seeker knows making a positive first impression is crucial to landing a job. However, many don’t realize how to make the perfect first impression.Regardless of how qualified you are for a position, a hiring manager is going to examine your personality, attitude, and presentation during the interview. If you don’t portray the qualities they look for in a candidate, it’s very likely they won’t hire you for the position.If you want to impress the hiring manager during your next interview, you need to be a likable candidate. Here are some secrets you should know:1. They research the interviewer and company before the interview.Likable job candidates genuinely want to know about the company and the person who will interview them. By researching the interviewer and their company, you’ll show you’ve done your homework, which will make a great impression during the interview.Begin your research by reading through the company’s website, checking out their LinkedIn page, and doing further research on Google and social media. Once you find out the name of the person interviewing you, look for details like where they went to college or organizations they’re involved with. Who knows, you might discover you have something in common with the interviewer.2. They’re friendly to the receptionist.Unless you’re doing a video interview, the first person you’ll likely meet face-to-face is the receptionist.When you arrive to your job interview, be friendly and polite. It’s also a good idea to engage in small talk with the receptionist. You never know if the hiring manager will talk to the receptionist after your interview, so making these gestures will help you make a positive first impression.3. They’re aware of their surroundings.After you’ve arrived to the location of your interview, pay very close attention to your surroundings.Look for details such as the setup of the office, how employees interact with each other, and what the hiring manager’s office looks like. The way the office is designed and how people interact will give you a better idea of how to present yourself during the job interview.4. They’re approachable.When you enter your interview, you want to give the impression that you’re a person the hiring manager will enjoy working with.Greet the interviewer with a handshake, smile, and make eye contact. It’s also a good idea to make a subtle compliment about the interviewer’s office or engage them in conversation. This will show the interviewer that you’re interested in learning about them and their company.5. They’re helpful.Likable job candidates are also helpful individuals. They want to show the employer they genuinely care about the success of the company they hope to work for.To illustrate your helpfulness during the job interview, talk about an experience or accomplishment where you had to help a coworker or go above and beyond your responsibilities. You can also talk about times where you volunteered or gave back to your community. These qualities will show the interviewer you’re a well-rounded and compassionate job candidate.The most important thing you can do during a job interview is to be yourself. By being kind and considerate, you’ll surely impress the interviewer and show them that you’ll be a very likable person to work with.What tips do you have for being a likable job candidate?
23 hours ago 23h Systems Engineer – Analysis – MDNT with Security Clearance The Boeing Company Huntsville, AL See more The Boeing Company jobs in Alabama, US This article has been edited and condensed for clarity. Image courtesy of the Hill. 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ Experienced Structural Analyst – Space Launch System with Security Clearance The Boeing Company Huntsville, AL 3.6★ While it requires hard work, succeeding in your career isn’t exactly rocket science. Unless, of course, you’re an actual rocket scientist. Though she hasn’t even graduated college yet, MIT senior Tiera Guinn has already been working with aerospace company Boeing and their partner NASA for two years.And people around the country are beginning to take notice. Inspired by the film Hidden Figures, which focuses on the under-credited black female engineers responsible for launching the first U.S. astronaut into orbit, Birmingham’s local Fox news team included Guinn in a broadcast segment on the modern-day “hidden figures” of NASA. Word of the bright, confident and amiable wunderkind took off, and Guinn’s story was soon featured in publications like Essence and The Huffington Post.“I still have trouble believing it,” Guinn admits. “If I start to type my name into a search engine, it just pops up without me even having to put in my last name. That is very surreal for me.”Well, Tiera, it’s about to get just a little bit more surreal for you, because we’re going to add one more article to your page of Google results. Glassdoor’s Emily Moore was lucky enough to chat with Guinn recently about her career path thus far, impostor syndrome, diversity in the STEM field, and how she plans to help get mankind to Mars within the next decade.Glassdoor: You said that “One day I saw a plane fly by and I just had this realization, ‘huh, I can design planes. I’m going to be an aerospace engineer.’” It’s pretty amazing to have figured this out by such a young age — what made you stick with it? Did you ever doubt yourself along the way?Tiera Guinn: Since about the age of 5 or 6, I had a passion for a bunch of positions in the STEM field — I wanted to be an architect, or an inventor, or a scientist, or a mathematician. It only continued to expand, especially when I learned the fundamentals of engineering applications and concepts. And learning about that as well as aerospace history and the future, going to Mars… all of those things came together as an interest in aerospace engineering.It was quite steady, actually. Even in middle school, I would go to summer camps that catered to aerospace engineering, and the high school that I chose had an intro to aerospace engineering course so I continued to stick to it. One thing that I was a bit confused about was what exactly I wanted to do as an aerospace engineer because I didn’t fully realize how broad of a field it actually is. Now, though, I’m doing design and analysis.Glassdoor: You’ve cited your mom as a very influential figure in your life. What impact has she had on your career? Is there anyone else who has played a big part as a role model or a mentor?Tiera Guinn: I’ve always had many mentors in my life, and I feel really blessed for that. With my mom, in particular, she was a major in mathematics in college and now she’s an accountant. Growing up, she’d always be the one to really teach me the fundamentals of mathematics, why it’s important for everyday life, and how I can benefit from learning about it. My father also had a huge impact. He’s a construction worker, so he’d teach me about the actual application of mathematics in regards to measuring various objects or calculating the area around the house, or anything of that sort. It was kind of like Mens et Manus [Mind and Hand], the motto of MIT. And of course, there were also the teachers and professors that I’ve had along the way. The one who taught the engineering courses I mentioned at my high school has been a huge influence — he really taught me about all of the different fields of engineering and how I could pursue my particular dream. And even moving on from that, I’ve had many mentors in regards to spiritual mentors, my mentor at NASA Goddard, my mentor at Boeing… it goes on and on. I have a plethora of mentors that I value so, so much.4 Steps to Land Your Dream JobGlassdoor: As an MIT student, you’re surrounded by the best and the brightest. Have you ever faced impostor syndrome? If so, what’s helped keep it in check?Tiera Guinn: I’ve always had confidence because my parents have built it in me in regards to my academic strength, but once I got here it was definitely humbling. I’m among the most brilliant engineering minds in the world at MIT — even from the first time I stepped on the campus, I had to question, “do I actually belong here?” But I realized that I had to believe in myself and open my own doors before anyone could open a door for or believe in me. After I found that out, that’s when I really started to just go ahead and go for it. You’re not the smartest person in the room here, and you probably won’t ever be for any class that you take, but you need to realize that you have strengths in areas others don’t. You can’t compare yourself to someone who’s not you because at the end of the day, you are who you are and you have the capabilities that you have. You’re the only one who can promote growth in yourself, and that’s what I had to tell myself coming in here.Glassdoor: How did you start working at Boeing and NASA? What’s the coolest thing you’ve worked on there so far?Tiera Guinn: Boeing came to MIT for a career fair in the fall of my sophomore year in 2014. I was talking to a representative and we just connected. Of course, we talked about academics, but we also talked on the level of understanding the person that I am, because that’s what Boeing looks for. I had an interview the day after, and from there it was history. I ended up going to Boeing Huntsville starting off in research and technology, then in the summer of 2016 I entered the SLS [Space Launch Systems] program, which is NASA’s program that Boeing supports, and I’ve been working there part-time ever since. The Space Launch System is the largest, most powerful rocket in history — it spans over 300 feet tall and it’s a monster. The mission is to discover what’s on Mars and beyond with humans eventually. And when I say eventually, I don’t mean in the next century. I mean in the next decade, or even the next few years or so. With all of the satellites and the rovers we’ve put out, it’s very possible.Glassdoor: What’s been the biggest triumph of your career so far? What about your biggest challenge?Tiera Guinn: The biggest triumph has been working on the program itself, in particular the exploration upper stage, which is part of the next phase of the Space Launch System. It’s a very powerful propulsion system — it would go into the deeper part of space. Just having the ability to work on something so powerful that’s going to get us so far away is so magical because there are so many things yet to be discovered there.The most challenging thing has been that there’s a steep learning curve. The work I do is not easy, of course. It’s rocket science [laughs]. It’s been pretty challenging — as far as structural analysis, I still consider myself to be a beginner in it. I’m still learning and trying to develop and grow so that one day I can be a technical lead or even as far as a CEO. But I’m just taking each challenge one day at a time and growing from it. A CEO’s 7 Proven Tips for Personal and Professional EfficiencyGlassdoor: It’s no secret that women (and particular women of color) are underrepresented in STEM fields. What do you think needs to change in order to increase that representation? What would you say to young women who are interested in following in your footsteps?Tiera Guinn: I would say promoting diversity within the company. That’s what many companies have been doing, but it has to be even greater with more representation at each level — not just the entry level, but also as high as those executive positions, including CEOs and CTOs. I would tell young women to not give up. There are going to be plenty of challenges and there’s no use getting stuck on them, because if they do, they’ll just be hindering themselves from achieving their dream. I’d tell them to go ahead and define their goal and just continue to reach for it and never retract back.Glassdoor: You recently got to meet Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of the book that Hidden Figures was based on. How exactly did that opportunity come about, and what was it like for you? Did you see the movie and if so, what did you think of it?Tiera Guinn: MIT hosted a screening of Hidden Figures back in December, and she was there to have a Q&A session with all of the students following the movie. As I was on my way outside of the theater to go and grab a copy of the book (because I didn’t get it before the movie), I ran into her prepping for the Q&A, and of course, I had to speak to her! I was the biggest fangirl, telling her how excited and thankful I was that she discovered this story that’s been hidden for over half a century. We took a picture together and I cried — it was a beautiful moment, because she really has exposed a truth that many of us did not know.Glassdoor: What do you think the future holds for you? Is there any one type of project or field you want to work on in particular? Tiera Guinn: Immediately after graduation, I’m getting married in July to a fellow rocket scientist. Then in August, I’ll be working full-time as a rocket structural design and analysis engineer, and moving on from there I definitely want to start a nonprofit organization to reach youth who are low-income and low-motivation. [I want] to promote the betterment of the younger generation, whether they want to do STEM or any other field that they’re interested in. 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For engineering manager Shimul Sachdeva, Uber’s months-long stretch in the spotlight was a humbling experience that made way for her company’s new chapter and culture. “What has kept me motivated is seeing employees across the company come together to be part of the solution,” says Sachdeva. Having been with Uber for four years after a turn at Microsoft, Sachdeva began her time with the rideshare company as a backend engineer. Now, she leads a team dedicated to ensuring the safety of riders through the app. “At Uber, we have an Apprentice Manager Training Program designed to coach first-time managers,” she said. I took the training and soon after moved into a formal Engineering Manager role. Being an EM has challenged me to grow both as a leader and a technologist, which I find very rewarding.”Glassdoor caught up with Sachdeva to understand the state of engineering at Uber, her career journey and learn what she looks for in job applicants.Glassdoor: How would you describe your job at Uber? Shimul Sachdeva: As an Engineering Manager on the Personal Safety team at Uber, I focus on using technology to help make the Uber platform incident-free. My role is to build a strong technical team of backend, mobile and web engineers to execute and deliver on our mission to improve safety before, during and after every trip. A typical day for me can include product reviews, strategy brainstorms, technical architecture meetings, 1:1’s or chatting with potential candidates. Glassdoor: You have a focus right now on improving the safety of Uber’s service. How are you and your team tackling that challenge?Shimul Sachdeva: The Personal Safety team’s mission is twofold: Safe Actors and Safe Controls. With Safe Actors, we are constantly assessing identity and behavior of our riders to improve safety (here’s an example). With Safe Controls, we are empowering riders with the right set of tools (examples: Rider 911 Assistance, Driver Share Trip). We also continue to learn from our customers and teams on the ground as Uber expands into more countries and other product verticals like Uber Eats.Glassdoor: What’s your ultimate goal in the work you’re doing?Shimul Sachdeva: Uber interacts in the real world and touches lives in a way that few other companies have a chance to do. We have an opportunity to define what safety looks like in the ridesharing economy and be an industry leader in the space. My goal is to achieve that by working alongside a group of smart, talented engineers while continuing to grow and learn as an engineering leader myself. Glassdoor: Personally, when do you feel successful in your work?Shimul Sachdeva: A happy engineer – when someone’s eyes light up with curiosity or excitement, it grounds me in why we do what we do. Among the piles of deadlines, emails and to-do lists, seeing people motivated/excited to come to work energizes me and gets me to roll up my sleeves. 4.1★ 4.1★ 4.1★ 4.1★ Glassdoor: Take me back a bit, how did you come to Uber and what has your career journey been like?Shimul Sachdeva: I spent the first half of my career at Microsoft in Seattle, where I worked in multiple teams. I first joined as an intern, and then a full time software developer. This is where I first got exposure to the world of distributed backend systems and fell in love. After a few years, it was time to move on to a new challenge, which ultimately brought me to Uber. I joined Uber as a backend engineer in 2014 when the company had less than 300 engineers. As our team and charter grew, I moved into an informal tech lead role overseeing a group of projects, including Realtime ID Check and Phone Anonymization. Getting exposed to the tech leadership role was a key reason I decided to try out engineering management. I went through Uber’s Apprentice Manager Program designed to coach first time managers and soon after moved into a formal Engineering Manager (EM) role. Being an EM has challenged me to grow both as a leader and a technologist, which I find very rewarding. Glassdoor: Uber has weathered some tough times in the past couple of years, especially for women engineers. What has kept you dedicated to the company and mission?Shimul Sachdeva: 2017 was a tough year for Uber, especially for women engineers. It’s been humbling to watch the reactions, acceptance and transformation over the past few months. What has kept me motivated is seeing employees across the company come together to be part of the solution. There has been a combination of grassroots efforts (dinners with leadership, career workshops) as well as top-down initiatives (such as partnership with Girls Who Code, pay equality, transparency report, multiple ERG initiatives), showing our commitment to emerging stronger together. Uber’s inclusive environment and dedicated leadership helps me feel well supported and valued.Glassdoor: Why is now a great time for engineers to apply to or join Uber?Shimul Sachdeva: Outside of our core Rides and Eats verticals, we have an ambitious set of bets and technical challenges in front of us – Freight, multi-modal transport platform, Elevate, driverless. These bets come with a wide range of technical challenges – realtime data processing at scale, highly available distributed systems, image recognition, telematics, deep learning and domains such as security, fraud, maps, search, safety, marketplace and so on. To meet the growing needs of our business, our tech stack – cloud strategy, containerization story, networking protocols or language convergence – is rapidly evolving as well. Having a front row seat to an engineering organization that is rebuilding for scale and reimagining how we move makes for a rare opportunity in one’s career. If you like working on unsolved problems in a rapidly evolving industry, this is the place for you.Glassdoor: When you’re interviewing candidates for roles on your team or in the engineering org as a whole, what sorts of questions do you ask? What traits are skills are you looking for?Shimul Sachdeva: In a fast-paced environment like Uber, we’re looking to bring engineers who are hungry for knowledge, can learn fast and make an impact. I typically look for communication, curiosity and creative problem solving in engineering candidates. To look for these skills, I dig into their previous work, understanding the constraints of the system and how they made tradeoffs. I also like to ask candidates to design systems for open ended problems to see how they break the problem down, think of solutions and communicate the technical details. For senior roles, I also look for niche expertise, leadership and a strong ability to collaborate.Glassdoor: What makes someone a great culture fit for the new Uber?Shimul Sachdeva: We’re looking for driven, creative problem solvers who believe in ideas over hierarchy and in doing the right thing. Uber has over 18,000 employees distributed across 65 countries today. We’re looking for people who can work effectively with this diverse set of people and across multiple disciplines to ship global products. Glassdoor: Lastly, what is your advice for women engineers navigating their way through Silicon Valley and looking to solve some of the biggest tech challenges? Any career advice?Shimul Sachdeva: I was inspired by a quote from Sri Shivananda’s (CTO, PayPal) recent visit to Uber on his brilliant recipe for success: Curiosity → Knowledge → Relevance → Credibility → Respect aka Success. For women engineers who tend to shy away from participating, my advice would be to channel your curiosity into speaking up and speaking often. Question assumptions, ask the tough questions, invest in self learning and participate in decision making. The rest will follow.To learn more about Shimul, the Safety & Insurance Engineering team, upcoming events and open roles, click here.
Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka is coy over talk of a summer move to Arsenal.Reports in England claim the Gunners are set to make a £21m offer for Goretzka, who has one year remaining on his contract at the Bundesliga club.He has started both of Germany’s matches at the Confederations Cup in Russia, scoring in the 3-2 victory over Australia.Speaking in Sochi, Goretzka said: “I do not want to say anything about the transfer rumours, I’m focusing on the Confederations Cup.”I’m not going to give state-of-play updates, but if there are facts, I will announce them.”I’m not the type to be impressed by newspaper reports, I know what my qualities are, but I will not build myself up.”
Bayern Munich have assured Barcelona they do not intend to sign Mateu Morey.Sport says Bayern Munich have told Barcelona that they will not sign Morey. The U-turn by the Bavarian club happened because they did not like the leak of the deal with the player, with Hermann Gerland, a member of Carlo Ancelotti’s coaching staff, coming out to deny the deal to Kicker. Another factor was Barcelona’s quick movements to stop it.Morey is still a Barcelona player and will take on next season in the Juvenil A team. The right-back has a lot of potential and clubs like Bayern are prowling. Barcelona are still on alert though, in case any Premier League sides come calling.
There is a great new study out from Target Analysis Group and Donordigital that provides fascinating data on Internet giving, based on research with 12 large nonprofit organizations. Read it all, but here are the highlights:1.) Direct mail remains the largest source of revenue, and online donors are still a small portion of overall donor files at most organizations. BUT, median cumulative growth in online donors has been 100% over three years, comparied to 6% for offline (mostly direct mail). It’s growing, and fast. I’d add another sign of growth: online giving’s share of overall giving for 9/11 was less than 20%; for Tsunami, it was about one-third; for Katrina, it was about 50%.2.) For most of the orgs in the study, more than half of online donors were NEW. The Internet is serving as an acquisition source for donors. For half of the organizations, online gifts accounted for 30% of their new revenue in 2006.3.) Online donors are younger and wealthier than offline donors. In terms of age, though, it’s important not to jump to the conclusion that they are VERY young – they are pretty spread out by age, while offline donors are all clustered in the 65+ age group.4.) Online donors give more than offline donors – $57 vs. $33. At Network for Good, our average donation is upwards of $100. This is a generous bunch.5.) Online donors are slightly less loyal – they renew at lower rates than offline donors. It could be they are fickle – or it could be that we’re not doing a good job in our sector at online cultivation. I’d argue the problem is the latter – as the next finding suggests.6.) Online giving at most organizations is not well-integrated with direct marketing efforts — offline donors typically don’t start giving online. But, the converse is not true. Many online givers gave through direct mail when they renewed. The consensus in the study was this was not so much because the donors liked giving through direct mail, but rather that was how they were solicited because the orgs didn’t have an active online renewal strategy.What does all this mean? If you want a younger donor file, you must go online. And you need a very good online cultivation strategy once these folks do give online, so you can keep them. They are worth it. Thanks Target and Donordigital for sharing these juicy findings!
I got asked by Beth Kanter to post on this topic: “What if I could start all my social media and nonprofits work over from scratch? What would I do differently? What lessons have I learned that will stick with me for 2008?”Having Beth Kanter asking me to post on social media is a little like Yo-Yo Ma asking me to play cello for him. Beth is THE maestro on nonprofits and social media (and she could probably accompany Yo-Yo Ma on flute). So read what she says first. Then read what Britt Bravo says. Britt, in addition to having The Name I Wish I Had, is also very wise on the social media front. Then you can read my list, which is below. Four Things I Wish I’d Known from the Start about Social Media:1. It’s not that hard, and I should have gotten over the intimidation factor sooner. Not too long into my job here at Network for Good a few years ago, I kept hearing people reference Web 2.0. I remember, filled with fear of ridicule for my ignorance, asking people what it meant. I’m glad I did, because I realized a lot of people had trouble defining it and were grappling with its meaning just like me. Today, social media to me means the electronic manifestation of the human desire to be heard and seen and part of a community. It’s using technology as a platform for personal expression and as a means to connect to others around things we care about. It’s not hard to learn how to do that online – you don’t need any real technology expertise (I’m living proof of that) as much as social skills – and it’s a lot of fun making new friends which is the real point. No matter how much of a novice you deem yourself, you CAN explore social media and find ways to benefit from it. If you haven’t, make 2008 the year you do.2. It’s about “social,” not “media.” As I said in this post, while social media seems oh-so-new, what makes it hot could not be more ancient or old-school. What’s significant about social media is how it allows us to quickly and expansively fulfill our unending human need for connection. While I myself have fallen into the trap of focusing on my organization’s need to do Facebook or Twitter or YouTube, that’s not the point — what matters whether those are places to strengthen connections with my target audience. If my target audience isn’t there, I’m not going there. 3. Social media cranks WOM up to 11. What excites me most about social media, now that I sort of get it, is its potent potential to amplify word of mouth. Good word of mouth for your good cause is invaluable. People listen to people they know, and if those people recommend something, they listen. If people make recommendations, that good word of mouth spreads faster and farther through their circles of influence. Social media enables people to evangelize in their own way, in their own words, where their peeps congregate. We’re so underfunded and overworked in our sector – how great is it other people can help us spread the word so efficiently?4. Think before you build something new, because we already have overdevelopment in social media. You could build (yet another) new social network. You could create yet another blog. You could make a new video. But if you’re one of those underfunded and overworked people, think twice and first read my Four Laws of Social Networking. You may get further, faster by connecting to existing infrastructure than trying to create it.
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 3, 2009June 1, 2016Click 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)The maternal mortality ratio is Swaziland is 589 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to the 2009 State of the Swaziland Population report. Two months ago, the Japanese government gave a grant of $2.57 million for the next three years to Swaziland to improve the country’s maternal and child health programs, a key part of which is getting men involved. Research has shown that the man’s involvement during pregnancy and the post-partum period is a key factor in the overall healing and health of the mother. To read more, click here.Let us know if this was useful, rate this article hereShare this:
Posted on May 5, 2011June 20, 2017By: María Laura Casalegno, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by María Laura Casalegno , one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.On March 8th I traveled with my mentor, Dr. Haywood Hall, to Washington, D.C. to attend the Annual Convention of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). We had a booth there where we could share with all the students our experience as an organization and all our programs including our MedSpanish Program.We also had the opportunity to visit the Ashoka’s offices. We had a very warm reception there and we felt really comfortable with all Ashoka team. We shared our experience as a Young Champion and an Ashoka Fellow with the staff. We also visited Population Council’s offices. We also had a very nice reception there and we also exchanged experiences and ideas with them.Once back in San Miguel de Allende, I continued going with the Mobile Unit from the Women Institute to the communities. We were doing cervical cancer detection and we also did some sexual and reproductive health promotional activities.With Dr. Haywood, we participated in two key meetings for the development of some projects that we are doing from PACE. One was with Dr. Angel Reineld Lopez, Director of the Centro deSalud La Lejona from San Miguel de Allende. He directs some rural clinics around San Miguel and he also directs the Caravanas de Salud, mobile units that go to rural communities outside San Miguel. We were discussing how to land our Obstetrical First Respondent Program project. The idea is to make a pilot project here in San Miguel and after that scale the program throughout southern states in Mexico and also also throughout Guatemala.The other meeting was with Dr. Rosa Maria Nuñez, Director of Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Mexico. With her, we will be working in a retrospective study to assess ALSO impact.She also will support us in some other projects. Her collaboration and support in essential because she is a person with a lot of experience in the maternal health field.I’ve been busiest writing grants proposals to help PACE and ALSO development. I wrote a proposal for the Young Advocates for Social Change Award organized by Global Health Strategies and for the Saving Lives at Birth Challenge. Now I am working in writing a proposal for Lemelson Foundation and its challenge Be the Change: Save a Life.And March went by. One more month before our program ends. But although I am working hard, my goals are more defined now than ever and I am seeing outcomes. I am very grateful because this experience is making me grow up as a person.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 20, 2012November 13, 2014Click 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)Johnson & Johnson (who recently also launched Text4Baby) and the Huffington Post have teamed up to create a new section in the Huffington Post. Global Motherhood will serve as a platform for discussion and learning on the issues that mothers face during pregnancy and childbirth.Arianna Huffington writes:Global Motherhood will go beyond matters of physical health to address the full spectrum of issues affecting mothers and their babies, with a special focus on the dangers faced by pregnant women in underdeveloped countries and the guilt and fear that accompany childbirth for many women.It will also be a place to share our personal stories. I lost my first baby five months into my pregnancy, and as a result I spent my next pregnancy terrified that I would lose this baby, too. In fact, I was so afraid that, even though I was thirty-eight, I refused to have amniocentesis because it carried a tiny risk of miscarriage. Instead, I simply prayed that my baby would be healthy. And as my children grew, the dangers that threatened them — and even those that I perceived as threatening them — seemed to multiply. I’m also convinced that when they take the baby out, they put the guilt in, especially if you are a working mother juggling children and work. And of course, when we keep our feelings of vulnerability, guilt and insecurity to ourselves, they only grow in the dark.Share this:
Posted on June 9, 2015October 24, 2016By: Carole Kenner, CEO, Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. (COINN); Marina Boykova, Research Coordinator, Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. (COINN)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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Having worked as neonatal nurses and educators for more than three decades collectively, we know that newborns who are born prematurely or sick are linked to either maternal perinatal health or the intrapartum experience. According to WHO, 45% of all under five deaths occur during the neonatal period (the first 28 days of life). Most of these deaths are preventable. To change the statistics globally and to end preventable neonatal deaths, partnerships must be formed to train more personnel in maternal and newborn health. Parent groups along with professional organizations, task forces, nongovernmental and governmental agencies must develop a clear integrated plan to address the causes of these maternal and neonatal deaths.Global strategies in maternal and newborn healthThe WHO’s 2015 report “Strategies Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM)” calls for maternal and child health programming and interventions to be population-based with a focus on prevention and wellness promotion. This report acknowledges the link between maternal health and newborn outcomes by recognizing that these outcomes are related to the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services (AAAQ). To examine outcomes, as the report states, there must be metrics to measure successful outcomes and data collected on both the mother and newborn. This report links to the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), which calls for the saving of 3 million lives annually and the development of metrics to measure outcomes beyond just neonatal mortality rates.ENAP, launched in June, 2014, was created with the input of more than 60 organizations and adopted by all 194 UN member states at the World Health Assembly in 2014. This action was the first time that newborn health made it on the World Health Assembly agenda. It also brought to light the work that had admirably been done to decrease preventable maternal deaths, such as the training of skilled birth attendants. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) recently released the zero draft for consultation of The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, a report outlining the need for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) programs that are leveraged at country-level to address both maternal and child mortality. But this is not enough.Amplifying nurses’ voicesNurses, a large segment of the health workforce, have for the most part been silent, or at least not active participants, in the construction of these plans. In the last few years, neonatal nurses have been asked to contribute only after much of the work has been done. Why is this so?Neonatal nursing is a small, very specialized segment of nursing and health careNeonatal nursing’s role in neonatal health outcomes is often not recognized, or measurableNeonatal nurses in countries that bear the highest burden of poor neonatal outcomes have little to no power or voice as physicians generally play the pivotal role in not only health care decisions, but patient careThe time has come to change this situation. Neonatal nurses must be well-trained and well-educated. They must actively participate in advocacy for their patients and families. They must work with other disciplines, parents, NGOs, governmental agencies and policy makers to shape an integrated maternal, newborn and child health strategy. Neonatal nurses must and can serve on boards that are guiding this global work in order to bring a necessary perspective to the table.It is time to move from theoretical papers to country- and local-level actions. Nurses must act. Neonatal nurses must unite with one strong voice to raise awareness of our contribution to improving health outcomes. All it takes is for us to use our neonatal nursing expertise and tell our stories. Visit the website of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) to read about the three 2013 recipients of the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award: nurses who are truly making a difference.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Posted on October 26, 2015October 13, 2016By: Abhishek Bhartia, Director, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New DelhiClick 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)“We discussed this internally but don’t feel I have the bandwidth to travel to Mexico,” I wrote to Sue Gullo, director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in reply to her invitation to submit an abstract for the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference. I also wondered if the conference would be relevant for someone like me, chief executive of a small nonprofit in India, whose target population is middle-class women subject to over-intervention in maternity care in Delhi – very different than the most marginalized populations dying from a lack of access to care.My doubts were quickly put aside in the Welcome Event. Geeta Rao Gupta’s moving address taught me the importance of investing in the hardest to reach populations as it gives the highest returns. In the opening ceremony, Melinda Gates reminded us that “collaboration is hard but you do it because of the power of collective action” and that “when health improves, lives improve by every measure”. From Babatunde Osotimehin I learned that for “adolescents girl to go and stay in school requires access to family planning”. Lastly, Hans Rosling exhorted us to have an evidence-based view of the world, give up “irresponsible structural racism” and celebrate the successes of countries!Carrie Klima presents on CenteringPregnancy work in Tanzania and MalawiIn the first panel session I came across stories of how innovative organizations were leveraging mobile technologies for impact at scale. Aparna Hegde’s mMitra platform was reaching out to women in urban slums of Mumbai at a cost of only $5 for two years of antenatal and infant care! In another panel I learned how Centering Pregnancy, a form of group antenatal care, was being spread to developing countries from Malawi to Nepal – improving quality of health care, promoting interactive learning and building communities.On a panel that highlighted efforts to maintain appropriate Caesarean section rates and delivery, I presented my organization’s journey of reducing Caesarean sections. On this panel was Paulo Borem, who is currently working with 42 hospitals in Brazil to bring down the Caesarean rate from the existing level of 80% – a rate not very different from our own situation 15 years ago!Abhishek Bhartia, Cyril Dim and Moses Kitheka at GMNHCThere were attendees from 75 countries and some of the most rewarding experiences came from informal interactions over meals and coffee breaks. Hearing Dr Shershah Syed describe his hospital in Karachi as being midwife-led was a real inspiration as we look to start our own journey of training midwives in Delhi. I valued interacting with Moses Kitheka from Kenya and Cyril Dim from Nigeria, as they were both from countries that I have never visited. I was also grateful to have the opportunity of speaking with Prof Joanna Schellenberg of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about our interest in collaborating with them for student thesis projects based in Delhi.While I was greatly appreciative of being at the meeting, there were some who complained about it being an exercise of preaching to the converted. They had a point – many people such as obstetricians in private and government service who may have benefited from the meeting seemed to be underrepresented. I wondered if future meetings could specifically target “early adopters” from such underrepresented groups as a strategy for increasing impact?Overall GMNHC delivered on all counts of a great meeting: I gained new knowledge, formed new relationships and came away inspired to do my bit in making the world a better place. Ana Langer closed the meeting saying “Next time at GMNHC we will hear how you progressed as a result of networks formed here” – I hope we will all have stories to share!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Posted on March 23, 2018March 23, 2018By: Staff, Maternal Health Task ForceClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Earlier this month, the Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health launched a new website related to improving the mental health of women during pregnancy and the postnatal period. This new online platform is full of resources, including videos of women sharing their real-life stories in their own words.The Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (GAMMH) comprises 13 international agencies including Foundation for Mother and Child Health, International Association of Women’s Mental Health, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and White Ribbon Alliance, among others. These partners are working together to raise awareness about maternal mental health and its impact on the health of both women and their children.According to GAMMH, “mental health problems in pregnancy and following childbirth are roughly twice as common in low-income countries as they are in high-income countries. If the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved by 2030, maternal mental health must be prioritized.”Improving maternal mental health is one important strategy to end preventable maternal mortality and to ensure that all women and their families have the health and wellbeing to survive and thrive.Visit GAMMH’s new website to access key resources on global maternal mental health>>—Learn more about perinatal mental health.Read about dispelling the myth of the “happy pregnancy.”Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Two disparate pieces highlight ways in which independent workers are getting no help from the Man—and helping each other. From the site Journalism.co.uk comes a story about freelance news photographers. Increasingly, they are being asked to produce video for which the newspaper acquires all rights, alongside stills, for which they retain resale rights. Cameramen for TV and movies also produce video under work-for-hire agreements, but their hourly union-mandated rates are about double what the newsies get, plus expenses. So basically, the way business is done is changing, but the model for compensation isn’t changing to match–sound familiar?The New York Times small business section, always fun to read, has a mouthwatering piece about a nonprofit incubator in San Francisco, La Cocina, that helps women without assets start their own food businesses. They have their own stall at the famous Ferry Building Market, producing everything from tamales to chocolates to vegetarian sushi. A related column lists a bunch more, if slightly less hands-on, networks and incubators especially for female entrepreneurs: Ladies who Launch, WomenandBiz.com, Wild Women Entrepreneurs, Women Business Owners, eWomenNetwork, and Damsels in Success. I have been having this feeling lately that it is especially incumbent upon independent workers to contribute to a community like this, because we depend in turn on the resources of others.
Fox Business news asks how the passage of the health care bill will affect freelancers. __Our founder and Executive Director Sara Horowitz explains that there are two critical changes all freelancers can be thankful for: an end to insurance companies keeping people with pre-existing conditions out of the system, and government subsidies for lower-income individuals. For higher-earning freelancers, however, we must still look for innovative ways to bring down costs and premiums, and one way to do that is to allow people to group and get insurance through nonprofits, churches, or other organizations. See the video.