December 17

Visa provides thousands with skills to help return to work strong

first_img continue reading » “Returning to the workforce is not without its challenges” says Anne Gadd Grandy, Senior UX Designer. “When I took time off early in my career to raise my children, potential employers felt I wasn’t serious about my job. Later, when I took time off, ageism became a challenge.”The earnings gap is one of the harsh realities women face of returning to work. According to a recent US Census commissioned report, women’s earnings fall drastically at the time a child is born, and their earnings do not recover until the child is 9 or 10 years old*. Recognizing this gap and the challenges of a pause in career journeys, Visa has recently helped over 2,000 Bay Area job seekers who have left work due to life circumstances or family care prepare for future career opportunities.With Visa’s annual Ready to Return program, women and men are provided both inspiration and enablement with learning resources, networking opportunities and live workshops with an aim to empower. Visa places candidates with jobs and provides meaningful connections to recruitment networks to get them back in the game. Beyond job placement – Visa’s focus is on elevating these individuals and recognizing the value of their talent. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

September 24

Thanksgiving dinner costs decrease for 2017

first_imgthanksgiving graphic_1Batesville, In. — A report from the American Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of Thanksgiving dinner will decrease 75-cents from last year to a total cost of $49.12 for a dinner for 10 people.The biggest factor in the decrease is the cost of the main ingredient- the turkey. Wholesale turkey prices are at their lowest level since 2013. The cost a 16-pound bird is estimated to be around $22, a slight decrease from last year.The report included a menu of turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a vegetable tray, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, coffee and milk.Foods showing the largest decreases this year in addition to turkey, were a gallon of milk, $2.99; a dozen rolls, $2.26; two nine-inch pie shells, $2.45; a 3-pound bag of sweet potatoes, $3.52; a 1-pound bag of green peas, $1.53; and a group of miscellaneous items including coffee and ingredients necessary to prepare the meal (butter, evaporated milk, onions, eggs, sugar and flour), $2.72.last_img read more

December 30

Misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Britney Spears is dropped

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The charges stemmed from an Aug. 6 fender-bender that was caught on video by paparazzi. Video posted by the celebrity Web site showed Spears driving a black convertible into a silver Mercedes-Benz in a parking lot in the 12800 block of Ventura Boulevard. The video shows Spears getting out of her car, asking if she “hurt” it, surveying it for damage and then walking into an adjacent building as a crowd of paparazzi photographed and videotaped her. She was charged Sept. 21 by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Spears’ attorney reached a financial settlement with the owner of the Mercedes-Benz, prompting the dismissal of the misdemeanor charge. Spears is spending a lot of money on attorneys of late. She lost primary custody of her two sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline Oct. 4 after a Superior Court commissioner ruled she violated his order to be drug tested and get a California driver’s license. She has since regained some monitored visitation with the two boys. Spears and Federline are expected to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court tomorrow for another custody hearing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge stemming from a parking lot fender-bender was dropped today against Britney Spears, but the pop star is still facing a misdemeanor count of driving without a license. Through her attorney, the 25-year-old singer pleaded not guilty to the remaining charge. Another court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26. Because the charges were misdemeanors, Spears was not required to appear in Van Nuys Superior Court for today’s hearing. last_img read more

December 29

Roy Hodgson admits Manchester United starlet could go to the Euros

first_img Marcus Rashford playing for Manchester United Roy Hodgson has refused to rule out the possibility of taking Marcus Rashford to the Euros this summer, admitting he has been very impressed by the Manchester United striker.The 18-year-old is now one of England’s most in-form players, having only made his debut in February, and many fans have called for his inclusion in Hodgson’s squad.While the youngster would be a guarnateed call-up most years, the Three Lions have an unusual amount of depth in the attacking department ahead of the competition in France.Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Andy Carroll are all vying for inclusion, although Hodgson has admitted Rashford is still in his thinking.The 68-year-old said: “I think it would be a very bold decision to put him in and I think it would mean possibly leaving someone behind who at the moment, in my opinion, has more reason to be called up.“But you never know. The fact is it would be foolish as well to say ‘no, no, he’s not ready – he can’t do it’. I am sure he could do it.“But when it’s 23 and we’ve already got a bit of a headache with the front players – who can we take? who might we have to leave out? – to put another one in there who is 18 years of age, has four or five games, is asking a lot.“But I have been impressed with him.”Rooney is one of the players who has also seen his place in the squad under threat, despite being captain of the Three Lions.However, he has returned from injury in a impressive midfield role, and Hodgson has all-but confirmed the 30-year-old will be taken to France, as he has the same passion as he has always shown.“I think players obviously do have to change,” the manager said when asked whether Rooney has to alter the way he approaches or plays games now he is in his thirties.“Whether or not you can actually get back to that sort of rampaging style he had as a teenager when you’re 30, I don’t know.“But there is no doubt his passion and his energy is undimmed.“I don’t doubt that for one minute and, who knows, maybe we wouldn’t be surprised if this speculation about him – should he playing or not be playing? – might be the type of thing that kicks into gear again, that little bit of fervour you’re referring to.“I can’t compare him with 2004 but by comparing him in the four years we have been together, I haven’t noticed any enormous difference. But 2004 is a long time ago.” 1last_img read more