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 20

Former Florida AG Bondi to CBS: Trump Wants to Testify Before Congress

first_imgAs impeachment hearings into President Trump enter a second week, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the President wants to testify before Congress.Bondi, who now works as a special adviser to Mr. Trump during the impeachment inquiry, says the President wants to testify because he did nothing wrong.She told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, “No human being should have to come in and prove their innocence, ever.”However, Bondi thinks it is unlikely that Trump will end up testifying under oath.She adds, “No one would advise him to testify because this is a sham court.”last_img read more

August 26

Kid Galahad calls out Josh Warrington: ‘A true warrior never shirks a challenge’

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearSporting News: You’re the mandatory challenger for the IBF featherweight belt currently held by Josh Warrington. How hopeful are you that the fight will get made in the coming months now that the IBF has ordered the fight? Kid Galahad: I remain hopeful that he and his team take the fight. Just like he got his chance to face (Lee) Selby, I’m sure that if he remembers being this side of the street, he will honor me my shot, too.  SN: Have you got anything you want to say directly to Warrington? Or wish to call him out? Galahad: Josh, you call yourself a “Leeds Warrior.” A true warrior never shirks a challenge. Let’s see how the “Leeds Warrior” fares against the “Sheffield Steel” and give the British fight fans a world title Yorkshire Derby.  SN: Did you learn anything from the Warrington vs. Frampton fight that you didn’t know already about his fighting style? Galahad: I didn’t learn anything majorly new to be truthful. I picked him to beat Frampton. I think you guys in the media and some of the boxing fans seem to have learned something more about him. Carlos definitely did, too! When I went to watch Warrington vs. (Dennis) Ceylan in Leeds, I was sat right next to Frampton. He said to me, “he’s an okay fighter, but Selby will beat him.” He almost seemed too relaxed about it all the way up to his own fight versus Josh and started to believe the bookies.The difference is Frampton isn’t a student of this game like me. He doesn’t train as hard as me. He doesn’t live the life like me. He doesn’t adapt during a bout like me. So, watching Josh do a number on Frampton didn’t teach me an awful lot much more about either man than I already knew to be honest. SN: If the Warrington fight doesn’t get made, who else are you looking to fight? Galahad : I’m mandatory for his IBF world title. I don’t want to do it the easy way by winning a vacant title. I want to rip it from the champion and then reign for a very long time. So, at this point, I am focussed solely on my next opponent being Josh. I trust my promoter and management team to take care of that.If Josh surprises us all and proves he isn’t a “Warrior” after all and transcends from Warrington to Josh “Warring-Run,” then we will have to see who else is in line. I’m sure he won’t do that, though. Like I said, a “Warrior” never shirks a challenge.  MORE:   In defeat to Pacquiao, Broner punked outSN : Gary Russell Jr. holds the WBC title. The WBA title is held by Jesus Rojas, and the IBO title is currently vacant. Which of those would you prefer to go for first? Galahad: Like I said, my sole focus currently is the IBF title. Only after that will I concern myself with the other titles. What I will say is I am ranked No. 4 with the WBC, and I rate Gary Russell Jr. as the best of the current champions. SN: If you can’t get a title shot at featherweight, will you look at stepping up in weight to face the likes of Miguel Berchelt, Tevin Farmer, Gervonta Davis, Alberto Machado, Masayuki Ito or Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov? Galahad: I’m mandatory for the IBF featherweight world title — that’s where my focus and concern lie. Plenty of business to take care of in this division and weight class first.  Kid Galahad is the mandatory challenger for the IBF featherweight title, which is currently held by Josh Warrington after his unanimous decision victory over Carl Frampton in December.Sporting News sat down with the IBF inter-continental belt holder at the famous Ingle Gym in Sheffield, England to discuss Warrington and other potential opponents. SN: Last time out in America, you were victorious against Toka Khan Clary when you fought on the Andrade vs. Kautondokwa undercard. Are you looking to fight in America again? Galahad: I’ve had a “keep busy” bout since then in December, but yes, I fought Toka Khan Clary in Boston in October. He was a sharp and strong fighter from the Freddie Roach stable, and we all know that any of Freddie’s fighters come to fight with a good game plan. He’s also a very nice man outside the ring, and I’ve remained in dialogue since the fight with him and his manager who are both classy guys.All through camp and fight week in the U.S., we met classy people, whether it was the fans or the people involved in the sport. The American fight fans are some of the most educated and passionate in the world. So yes, one day I would love to fight again in America.last_img read more

January 18

Businesses Face Flooding as Rains Set In

first_imgThe main road passing through Clara Town and Vai Town communities on the Bushrod Island, was once again flooded with water, which caused losses for businesses and hampered taxpayers’ movements.The situation forced RITCO, a wholesaler of alcoholic beverages and other businesses in those communities to shut their doors. Traffic was also at a standstill for most of the day as the water receded very slowly owing to poor drainage condition in those communities, which are affected every raining season.People in the affected areas, including vehicle owners, expressed concern over the situation. They wondered when the government will take  the drainage problem on the Bushrod Island seriously, as both communities along this major route get flooded every year.Some observers were heard saying that the government needs to take into account the fact that such flooding causes revenue losses and so it (government) must ensure that the situation is controlled and does not affect taxpayers in the process.“Is there any plan by government to tackle these kinds of situations, especially along this major route, which has some of the heavily populated communities and big businesses and National Port of Authority/Freeport?,” a gentleman, who was struggling to remove his car from water asked.Everyone with whom the Daily Observer spoke was frustrated at government’s handling of the situation and asked that GOL steps up to solve the drainage problem once and for all so that come the next raining season, it won’t be experienced again.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more