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

August 12

Ireland crowned champions in Home Internationals

first_img16 Aug 2014 Ireland crowned champions in Home Internationals England’s disappointing performance in the Home Internationals continued when they were beaten 9½ – 5½ on the final day at Southerndown in Wales. That left them without a victory and in fourth and bottom place for the first time in many years as Ireland regained the Raymond Trophy. Having tied with Wales and been beaten by the Scots, England needed to finish with a flourish against the Irish but it wasn’t to be. The foursomes saw Ireland take a 3-2 lead with only the pairings of Tomasz Anderson and Ashley Chesters and Adam Chapman and Seb Crookall-Nixon emerging victorious. That required a fightback in the singles but it didn’t materialise. With Ryan Evans losing the top game 5 and 4 to Walker Cup man Gavin Moynihan and Chesters going down 6 and 4 to Jack Hume prospects looked bleak. That was European Amateur champion Chesters’ only defeat after he had won his previous five games. Anderson then completed his fifth win by beating Dermot McElroy by one hole but Brabazon Trophy winner Ben Stow completed a forgetable week for the Wiltshire golfer by losing by the same score to Chris Selfridge. Harry Casey produced England’s largest win with a 5 and 4 success over Robin Dawson, while new English champion Nick Marsh beat Colin Campbell 4 and 2. But the last three games went to the Irish, Chapman and Paul Kinnear each losing 2 and 1 to Cormac Sharvin and Paul Dunne respectively while Luke Johnson was defeated 5 and 4 by Gary Hurley. The other game saw Daniel Wasteney secure a half with John Ross Galbraith. For full and final scores visit the Golf Union of Wales website. Photo of Harry Casey copyright Leaderboard Phototgraphy.last_img read more

August 5

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s apparently David Warner!

first_imgAdvertisement 2vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1gjbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E80( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) u3Would you ever consider trying this?😱orxCan your students do this? 🌚hje0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Australia’s swashbuckling opening batsman David Warner pretty well knows how to entertain fans – be it with the bat or by making funny videos on TikTok. Since the entire world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus and everyone have been staying at home due to the lockdown.Advertisement David WarnerAmid this situation, sportspersons keep in touch with their fans through social media and David Warner is no different. He has been making videos and keeping his fans engaged for the last couple of months as well amid this critical situation. Notably, the Australian opener has gained a lot of followers on TikTok for his funny yet entertaining videos there.Recently, David Warner took to social media account to share yet another funny TikTok video on Wednesday. In the video, he was seen floating in the air while a popular number of the singer Honey Singh playing in the background. He shared the Instagram post with the caption, “Wish you could do this?? Show me”.Advertisement Having made his debut on TikTok in April this year, David Warner has gained huge popularity on that platform and has gained more than 4.3 million followers as well. Warner and his wife Candice can be seen performing in many popular Indian songs on TikTok as well.The dashing opener David Warner is considered as one of the finest opening batsmen in the world cricket. The left-handed batsman has played in 123 One Day Internationals for Australia and has amassed 5,267 runs which came at an average of 45.80 and a strike rate of 95.76. He has 18 centuries in ODI cricket so far too.In the longer format of the game, Warner has played in 84 matches and has scored a whopping 7,244 runs with an average of 48.49. Moreover, he has 24 centuries in Test cricket so far. In Twenty20 Internationals, David Warner has played 79 matches so far and scored 2,207 runs which came at an average of 31.52 and a strike rate of 140.48. He also has one century in the T20 format of the game as well.However, this celebrated cricketer has faced a back seat in his career a couple of years ago when he was involved in the infamous ball-tampering scandal along with the then Australia captain Steve Smith during a Test match against South Africa. They faced a year-long ban and both of them returned to the action last year and doing good since then across formats.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Gautam Gambhir: Virat Kohli doesn’t have the ability of ABD, Kallis or Lara!Gautam Gambhir reveals he was asked to plead guilty to Shane Watson elbowing incident in 2008! Advertisementlast_img read more

August 3

Christmas Co-Ed tournament back by popular demand

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe highly successful Co-Ed Indoor Soccer Tournament during the Christmas Holiday break is back at the Soccer Quest facility in the old Civic Centre Children’s rink in Nelson.The tourney is set for December 28 & 29 and is open to ladies over 30 and men over 35 years of age.Each team is guaranteed four, 50-minute games minimum. Each team must have at least two females on the pitch at one time.Cost is $350 per team of $40 for individual players, who will then be dispersed onto teams.
 Registration deadline is December 20th at Soccer Quest. There are prizes to the winning team.Calling all Masters PlayersPrior to the Co-Ed event is the Men’s Master’s One-day Holiday Tourney on Thursday, December 23. The tournament is open to the first four teams entered. The tourney runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per team.For more information or to register go to soccerquest.ca or call [email protected]last_img read more

August 3

Injury-riddled Leafs face test against Murdoch leading Castlegar

first_imgLeafs get roster help with acquisition of D-manNelson coach Dave McLellan acquired another defenceman for the Leafs earlier this week in a deal with the Columbia Valley Rockies.Coming to Nelson is 6’6”, 220-pound defenceman Joel Huber for future considerations.In 20 games this season with Columbia Valley, the Grande Prairie, Alberta product had two assists.Huber practiced with Nelson Wednesday night and is expected to be in the lineup for the weekend series against Castlegar.Huber joins a defensive core that includes Austin Seaman, Robson Cramer and Darnel St. Pierre.McLellan said a forward, most likely Nolan Percival, would drop back to help the defence.More deals to come?McLellan is working on a couple other deals but could not reveal the details.Monday (December 1) is the BC Hockey deadline when all junior teams must reduce to not more than 25 players of registered or unused registration certificates.Leaf injury list continues to growDefenceman Patrick Croome is the latest Leaf player to join the injured reserve list.Croome played hurt in Saturday’s 4-1 home loss to Beaver Valley.Croome joins forwards Dylan Williamson, Timothy Nichols, Michael Crawford and Blair Andrews on the injury list.Leaf coach Dave McLellan is in the process of assessing to see if any of the players would be out for the season. How long can the Nelson Leafs keep winning with an injury-depleted roster of players?Hopefully a little while longer as Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan continues to work the phones looking for prize prospects to fill in the injury-depleted lineup.Nelson managed, with the help of a few affiliate players from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League, to keep pace in the Murdoch Division by edging the Grand Forks Border Bruins in overtime during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League mid-week Murdoch clash in the Boundary City.But the Bruins are last in the division and the first-place Castlegar Rebels, winners of four straight games, are next up on the schedule — with a home-and-home series beginning Friday in the Sunflower City.The return contest is Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“I think we outplayed (Castlegar) the last time we played them,” said McLellan. “We just had a couple of soft goals early but after that we controlled the game so I hope we can pick up where we left off.”“However, it’s undetermined what our lineup is going to look like with all the injuries but we’ll just adjust our systems to fit our lineup,” McLellan added.Nelson, trailing the Rebels by one point in the Murdoch standings, will need to control the KIJHL’s leading scorer Bryan Lubin, who leads the league with 23 goals and 21 assists.Lubin, who had a six-game point streak snapped Tuesday against Spokane, holds a five-point lead over Rainer Glimpel of Osoyoos Coyotes.Nelson’s top scorer is defenceman Robson Cramer, with 13 goals and 18 assists.Cramer scored the overtime winner Tuesday against Grand Forks.last_img read more

August 2

SANTA ANITA GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD WINNER MIKE LUZZI TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS WOOLF TROPHY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 12

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award winner Mike Luzzi will travel west from his home in New York to receive the prestigious Woolf Award trophy in a ceremony between races on Sunday, April 12.Sidelined due to a broken leg and fractured pelvis sustained in a paddock accident at Aqueduct on Nov. 2, Luzzi has undergone reconstructive surgery and is now rehabbing for a return to the saddle at some point this year.Presented annually by Santa Anita since 1950, the Woolf Award is one of the most highly coveted honors in all of racing as it recognizes those riders whose careers and personal character have earned esteem for both the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred racing.America’s Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1989, Luzzi, by a vote of his peers, outpolled four other finalists; James Graham, Leslie Mawing, Corey Nakatani and the recently retired Rosie Napravnik.It is expected that Luzzi, who has won 3,420 career races, will be accompanied on April 12 by his wife, Tania, daughter, Larue, 14, and son, Lane, 16.–30–last_img read more

December 1

J&K fuels statehood hopes in northeast

first_imgThe Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories has fuelled statehood hopes in the northeast. Several civil society and extremist groups have been fighting for the creation of ethnicity-based States or UTs in four of the six States protected under variants of Article 371 of the Constitution. These States are Arunachal Pradesh (371H), Assam (371B, for specific tribal areas), Manipur (371C), Mizoram (371G), Nagaland (371A), and Sikkim (371F). Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland are also protected under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873 that requires non-residents or outsiders to possess an inner-line permit to visit. On Monday, Assam’s Rajya Sabha member Biswajit Daimary demanded upgrading the Bodoland Territorial Council to a Union Territory.The development in Kashmir has also spurred the Bharatiya Gorkha Parishad (BGP) to renew its demand for Gorkhaland comprising Darjeeling and parts of the Dooars area of northern West Bengal. “The BJP must now fulfil its promise, made in its election manifesto, of finding a permanent political solution for the Gorkhas in India,” the BGB said in a statement.The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation, has also renewed its demand for the creation of the Frontier Nagaland State. Three of these four districts – Kiphire, Mon, Tuensang and Longleng – border Myanmar and are strategic for India.last_img read more

October 28

18 days ago​Man Utd defender Tuanzebe: International break will help us

first_img​Man Utd defender Tuanzebe: International break will help usby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe believes the international break has come at the right time for his side.The youngster was in the team for their 1-0 loss away to Newcastle on Sunday in the Premier League.It is a result that puts United only two points above the relegation places.Now the players go away with their countries, before coming back for a huge league clash against Liverpool at home in two weeks.”Yeah, you can see we shut them out for a long period of time, Tuanzebe told MUTV after the game.”The only way they were able to score was a counter when we weren’t really there. The goal, it is what it is: a 20-yard shot, it wasn’t like they played through us or anything like that.”We go back to the drawing board, the international break [is] now time for us to regroup. We believe in what we’re doing, in time it will come.”Now it’s just that tough phase. Next game we look forward to is Liverpool. [We] definitely want to get a result in that game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 27

UNC Paid Duke Over $27K For Locker Room Damages, But AD Bubba Cunningham Clearly Isn’t Happy

first_imgNorth Carolina football spray painted 'UNC' in Duke locker room.Well, so much for UNC and Duke getting along. As a result of the damages the North Carolina football team caused to Duke’s locker room and facilities after this past November’s football game, the Blue Devils sent the Tar Heels a $27,140 bill. Head coach Larry Fedora and school AD Bubba Cunningham each wrote personal checks for $13,585 to split the cost, according to The Herald-Sun. But it doesn’t appear that UNC’s brass are necessarily happy about it. Cunningham, in a letter to Duke AD Kevin White, claimed that he didn’t understand the charges. He also made note of the fact that someone painted D-U-K-E on some of UNC’s pillars last year.“While I may not understand the charges assessed, we take complete responsibility for our students and our programs.” Laura Keeley, Duke beat reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, also mentions that Cunningham was disappointed that Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe didn’t return Larry Fedora’s “apology call.”Bubba Cunningham also said he was disappointed Duke coach David Cutcliffe never returned Larry Fedora’s apology call— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Keeley also tweeted out a number of photos of the damages. Photo of said damaged locker room carpet in the Duke visitor’s locker room, which was replaced for $22,028.44 pic.twitter.com/qdcwqUP0LL— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Spray paint on Duke practice facility walls pic.twitter.com/XL3rzXVuCe— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015More spray paint damage in Duke vistor’s locker room pic.twitter.com/ts55QzDWx6— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015More spray paint damage in the Duke visitor’s locker room — repainting that & Wallace Wade billed at $4,470 pic.twitter.com/acJ3n1c7h2— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015And, finally, the picture of Wallace Wade spray paint damage pic.twitter.com/fQdHYMip7H— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 13, 2015Duke and North Carolina renew their rivalry this November 7th in Chapel Hill.[CBS Sports]last_img read more