Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Manchester City’s Phil Foden hailed Andres Iniesta as being on a different planet after further comparisons with him. The England U-19 international starred in City’s 3-0 League Cup third-round win over Oxford on Tuesday night, playing his part in the opening two goals before adding a late strike of his own. After the game, Oxford boss Karl Robinson drew parallels between Foden and former Barcelona star Iniesta. Foden, 18, insists he is pleased to have been given the nickname but has some way to go to match the World Cup winner, backing Guardiola to develop him in the best way.Related News MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final Asked about the ‘Stockport Iniesta’ moniker, Foden replied: “I’m happy with that but come on — Iniesta is on a different planet! For them to call me that is massive, it means a lot. I’ll just keep getting these cup games and run-outs whenever I can and hopefully I can start a lot more games one day,” he added. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever
To find out more about the top 50 workplaces and read employee reviews of these companies, we invite you to visit: 2009 Employees’ Choice Awards. A complete copy of the Glassdoor survey along with additional information about the Glassdoor Best Places to Work methodology may be requested via email: BestPlacestoWork@glassdoor.com. We look forward to seeing how these companies fare throughout 2009. Sending you best wishes and greater workplace transparency in the New Year! ¹To be eligible for the inaugural Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work companies must have received at least 25 reviews from U.S.-based employees who are currently employees or who were employed at some time during 2008, maintain an above 3.5 cumulative average overall and across eight workplace factors addressed in the company’s voluntary 20-question survey, and the CEO must have an approval rating higher than 50%.²Glassdoor carefully reviews each ratings survey, company review and salary report submitted through its website and only those surveys and reports that are approved by the Glassdoor research team are eligible for the list. salesforce.com3.5Marc Benioff69 Juniper Networks3.8Kevin Johnsonn/a Capital One3.6Rich Fairbank68 Bain & Company4.5Orit Gadiesh88 FactSet3.9Philip A. Hadley91 MetLife3.6Rob Henrikson53 Procter & Gamble3.9A.G. Lafley86 Deloitte3.5Jim Quigley64 Wells Fargo3.5John G. Stumpf65 EMC3.6Joe Tucci60 Paychex3.5Jon Judge59 Texas Instruments3.6Rich Templeton64 General Mills4.5Ken Powell96 Nordstrom3.8Blake W. Nordstrom75 CareerBuilder3.8Matt Ferguson86 Boston Consulting3.9Hans-Paul Bürkner71 CompanyCompanyRatingCEOCEO ApprovalRating (%) MITRE3.8Alfred Grasso53 NetApp4.0Dan Warmenhoven79 PricewaterhouseCoopers3.7Sam DiPiazza Jr.59 Novell3.7Ron Hovsepian64 McKinsey & Company4.0Ian Davis85 Lockheed Martin3.6Robert J. Stevens63 Booz Allen Hamilton3.7Ralph W. Shrader61 USAA3.6Joe Robles Jr.83 Cisco Systems3.6John T. Chambers79 Chevron3.8Dave O’Reilly73 Adobe4.3Shantanu Narayen82 National Instruments3.7James J. Truchard74 Northwestern Mutual4.2Edward J. Zore98 Citrix Systems3.7Mark B. Templeton77 Best Buy3.5Brad Anderson64 Google4.1Eric E. Schmidt89 Marriott3.8Bill Marriott Jr.82 American Express3.6Ken Chenault80 Apple3.8Steve Jobs90 Caterpillar3.9Jim Owens85 Glassdoor 50 Best Places to Work Genentech3.8Art Levinson94 Intuit4.0Brad D. Smith78 Ernst & Young Global3.8Jim Turley79 Accenture3.5Bill Green67 Whole Foods4.2John P. Mackey85 SAP4.1Henning Kagermann75 QUALCOMM3.6Paul E. Jacobs75 NIKE3.8Mark G. Parker100 Since launching early this year, nearly 75,000 employees have come to Glassdoor to anonymously contribute salary information and share opinions about their company’s work environment and rate their overall satisfaction. We decided to tabulate the results and see who rated highest… and lowest. We are proud to announce the ultimate Employees’ Choice Awards for Workplaces in our first annual Best Places to Work Top 50¹ list. Congratulations to General Mills, which topped the list of companies rated by their employees with a 4.5 company rating (on a 5-point scale) while giving General Mills CEO Ken Powell a 96% approval rating. It’s not hard to see why when looking at reviews². One employee writes “I’m proud to work for GMI! They are good community partners, they genuinely care about diversity, and they are well respected as a company. They are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for and their pay/benefits are competitive. The headquarters…is rather impressive as well boasting an impressive cafeteria, health facility…You could probably live on campus if you wanted to. These amenities go a long way into making the real life more manageable so that you can focus on performing well at your job.”Another General Mills employee adds this review:“Pros: Incredible work life balance! I started with General Mills many years ago in a interesting and challenging part-time position. Even during my part-time years, opportunities for growth were made available. Once my kids were older I returned to a full time schedule and pursued a management track.Cons: The upsides of working for General Mills outweigh the downsides 100-1. The only observation I have is that General Mills is sometimes too good to their employees. The process for terminating an employee is so onerous that many managers just avoid it. Poor performers can linger for months or even years before someone takes action.Advice to Senior Management: Outstanding company to work for!”We know there are a number of lists out there where companies must nominate themselves and then spend considerable time and money to put together extraordinary marketing packets of information in hopes of being considered – let alone make the list. We’ve designed these awards with the same spirit of transparency on which we founded Glassdoor and think an award based exclusively on Employees’ Choice is an important reflection of that openness. (Particularly given the year we’ve all had!) In this first year, we’ve focused on companies that have U.S.-based employees because that’s where we have the most content to date, but we hope to expand the awards in the future to encompass other countries and companies with smaller employee bases. So without further ado, here are the 50 Best Places to Work according to the people who know best – their employees. Goldman Sachs3.8Lloyd C. Blankfein86 Netflix4.4Reed Hastings100 US Army3.6Pete Geren III50 FedEx3.5Fred Smith67 Continental Airlines4.1Larry Kellner79 Schlumberger3.7Andrew Gould70
If you’re a recent graduate or a job seeker who hasn’t been on the market in awhile, starting a job search can seem completely overwhelming. And in this economy, it can also be tempting to jump up and take the first offer that looks halfway reasonable.But if you’re looking for a new job, having a concrete outline of what you’re looking for can ensure you’ll find the job that’s really the right fit for you (and that you’ll be much more likely to stay at). Here are some things to consider when you’re starting your job search:Know What You Want in Terms of Job DescriptionMost fields and industries have blanket job titles that can mean many different things at different companies. The might mean that a communications director at one company could be responsible for all print publications and marketing material, while a communications director at another company might work exclusively with social media. Before you jump at a job posting that has a title similar to yours, take the time to really comb through the job description. Do the details sound like something you could spend the next 2-4 years of your life doing? Are the responsibilities, managerial expectations, and day-to-day duties all in line with what you’re seeking?Know What You Want In Regards to Salary (and Benefits)Knowing your salary expectations are key, especially if you’re a recent college graduate or someone else who is just entering the work force. If that’s the case, you’ve probably worked throughout your education, but you might not have any clue what to expect when it comes to an annual salaried position, benefits, vacation time, and other parts of the offer package. As you start your job search, you should have a salary range in mind that corresponds with the job titles you are seeking out, as well as what kinds of benefits. This will save you a lot of time in the long run from applying to jobs that are out of your price range. (Not sure how? Check out our post on Advice for College Seniors: How to Negotiate Your Salary.)Know What You Want in Terms of GrowthIt’s really easy to develop myopic vision during a job search, and only look for a position that will get you out of your current situation (whether that’s unemployed, bored, or unhappy at work) immediately. But when you’re starting a job search, you should have your entire career trajectory in mind. Where do you want to be right now, and then where do you want to be in 3-5 years? What position (and company) is going to help you gain the skills you’ll need to get to that next step? Know What You Want Regarding Work/Life BalanceWhen you’re unemployed and looking for a job, any job, it’s easy to nod your head during an interview and say “Yes, I have no problem working overtime every night and most weekends.” But is this what you really want? (If you’re a workaholic and it’s fine, more power to you.) As you start your job search, have an idea of what kind of work/life balance is ideal to you. If you’re interested in catering, for example, but you hate working weekends, you’ll want to seek out firms that cater corporate lunches and events (which usually take place during breakfast and lunch) versus those that exclusively do weddings (which will require weekends.) The better match you can find, the happier you’ll be, and the longer you’ll be able to stay in that career. – By Noël RoznyWeb Editor & Content Manager
Scotland travel to Albania on Saturday for a Nations League C Group 1 encounter that will determine how much pressure they go into Tuesday’s match with Israel under.Should Alex McLeish’s side gain anything from their trip to Shkoder, they will have at least avoided the threat of an embarrassing relegation to the bottom tier of European football. In any case, after losing 2-1 in Israel, the return leg of that encounter is a must-win game if they want to win promotion to League B and earn the potential for a fast track into Euro 2020, which they will play a part of hosting. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Albania’s prospects of promotion, meanwhile, are scant but certainly not over and a big home win would give them a chance. Game Albania vs Scotland Date Saturday, November 17 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on Univision Deportes and can be streamed via ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream Univision Deportes ESPN+ In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Main Event and streamed on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Albania squad Goalkeepers Berisha, Strakosha, Kastrati Defenders Mavraj, Hysaj, Gjimshiti, Veseli, Binaku, Dermaku, Ismajli Midfielders Lila, Memushaj, Basha, Xhaka, Kace, Lilaj, Grezda, Forwards Balaj, Manaj, Uzuni, Vrioni, Kaja, Ademi Albania have a number of selection problems for the clash, the most notable of which is the absence of Levante striker Armando Sadiku, who has 11 international goals and is recognised as their chief threat. Ermir Lenjani, one of their more experienced defenders, is also missing along with a number of fringe men, such as 20-year-old Enea Mihaj and midfielder Ylber Ramadani.Possible Albania starting XI: Stakosha; Hysaj, Djimsiti, Mavraj, Binaku; Xkaha, Basha; Uzuni, Memushaj, Grezda; Balaj Position Scotland squad Goalkeepers Bain, MacDonald, McGregor Defenders Bates, Hendry, McKenna, Robertson, Shinnie Midfielders Armstrong, Christie, Forrest, Fraser, Mackay-Steven, McGregor, McTominay, Paterson Forwards Fletcher, McBurnie, Phillips, Russell Scotland have been hit by a raft of call offs, which have seen as many as nine players drop out of the squad, including goalkeeper Craig Gordon, defenders Charlie Mulgrew and Kieran Tierney, and midfielder John McGinn.Furthermore, there were already numerous players absent through injury, including centre-back John Souttar and forwards Steven Naismith and Leigh Griffiths.McLeish has a particular headache at right-back, where he had been tipped to start with Kieran Tierney, though Callum Paterson, who has been playing in attack for Cardiff of late, represents another option. It is even possible he adopts a 3-5-2 system.Uncapped Hamburg defender David Bates is in contention to start, while John Fleck will join up with the squad on Sunday.Possible Scotland starting XI: A. McGregor; Paterson, McKenna, Bates, Robertson; C. McGregor, Armstrong, Christie; Forrest, Fletcher, FraserBetting & Match Odds Despite their selection concerns, Scotland are 6/4 favourites, according to Bet365 . The draw is available at 21/10 while Albania can be backed at 23/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview The Scotland hotseat has never felt quite so hot for Alex McLeish. Only in post for nine months, he finds himself already in a position under immense pressure.Six defeats from eight matches have left him batting off critics from all angles, while an abject performance against Israel last month in a Nations League clash only amplified the belief of those who do not believe he is the man for the job.A penalty from Charlie Mulgrew had the Scots heading for the top of League C Group 1 ahead of two apparently manageable fixtures, but Israel’s comeback has dramatically changed perspectives.A raft of injuries has further cast doubt upon the manager, with the suggestion that even the players do not want to feature under him.“We’re all behind him and I think what would show that the best are performances and results,” Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstong said. “We certainly have the belief. The performance last time out wasn’t great and everyone knows that, so it’s up to us to turn that around and put in a good performance.”Nevertheless, McLeish remains upbeat.“We have the players to cope,” he said, regarding the injury situation.“We have two really big games ahead of us. I know that we can do it if we play to our best performance level.”The find themselves up against an Albania team in disarray.Though they qualified for Euro 2016, the Albanians have suffered a collapse of fortunes in the aftermath and have lost five of their seven internationals in 2018. Indeed, the 1-0 home win over Israel, which gives them hope of qualification, is the only time they have claimed victory in a year that has also seen them thumped 3-0 by Kosovo.Rangers star Eros Grezda, meanwhile, is insistent that his side are fired up for the challenge.“People may say we are out, but it’s not impossible. We need to win 3-0 against Scotland to have a chance,” he said. “Finishing second wasn’t our aim, but it would still be important. Even if we don’t qualify, we don’t want to get relegated, so we need to win.“We are a different team in Albania compared to away from home. It’s like Rangers, nobody can beat us at Ibrox.”McLeish and Scotland are eager to prove him wrong.
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Imtiaz Ahmed has died in Lahore, aged 88. He had been suffering from a chest infection and was Pakistan’s oldest living Test cricketer.He played for Pakistan in 41 Tests between 1952 and 1962 and was also captain for four matches. Imtiaz scored 2079 runs in Tests at an average of 29 and as a wicketkeeper he had 77 catches and 16 stumpings to his name. His highest score of 209 was against New Zealand in Lahore in 1955.Imtiaz had a prolific first-class career after making his debut as a 16-year-old for Northern India before partition. From 180 games, he scored 10391 runs, took 322 catches and effected 22 stumpings.After retirement, Imtiaz was a selector for 13 years and between 1976 and 1978, he was the chief selector of Pakistan cricket team.
Kochi, Jan 6 (PTI) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) School & Diving Schools team won the regatta trophy (Cock) for the fourth consecutive year in the Kochi Area Pulling Regatta 2017 organised by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) in the Ernakulam Channel here today. INS Garuda secured the runners up position in the keenly contested championship which was held under five different categories over a course of 1.6 Km in the Ernakulam Channel with Venduruthy-Vikrant Bridge being the starting point. Six teams from all the units of SNC at Kochi participated in the regatta, a Navy release said here. The boat Pulling Regatta is one of the most prestigious Naval sports activity conducted in the Navy on 27 feet long “Whaler” boats with a crew of five pullers and one coxswain each, similar to the famous snake boat race of Kerala. This activity is a signature event of the Navy signifying the highest standard of physical and mental application, team work, coordination and sustained hard work. Vice Admiral AR Karve, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command who was the Chief Guest, presented the awards to the winners and runners up in the presence of a large gathering of naval personnel. Awards for Kayaking and Canoeing Championship for the year 2016-17 were also presented on this occasion in which INS Garuda was declared the winner, the release said. In addition to this, the Admiral, used this opportunity to present the Godavari Trophy to INS Venduruthy and Navigation and Direction School for the maximum points from all the sporting activities held last year. PTI TGB VSadvertisement
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte understands Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s recent comments about early retirement from management but the Italian says he cannot imagine life without football.Guardiola told the media last week that he is “arriving at the end” of his coaching career before clarifying that he will not be quitting management anytime soon. (FA Cup: Chelsea, Tottenham sail into fourth round)”…I have great respect for Pep and I think that when you have a method, when you have a philosophy of football, an idea you want to bring in every team you manage, you spend a lot of energy,” Conte said.”And sometimes it can happen that you are a bit tired, more tired, in some periods. (Costa praises manager Antonio Conte for Chelsea turnaround)”I’m sure that Pep wants to continue for a long time. I think his work is fantastic.”The Italian boss cannot imagine his own life without football as he targets another 20 years as a manager.”Twenty more years? Now I’m 47. I prefer that my wife doesn’t listen to this! This is our life.”Football is our life and it’s right to continue to live in football. In the moment that football is not in our life, I think probably we die,” Conte said.Chelsea are currently top of the table in Conte’s first season at the club and he is hoping to build a lasting legacy at the club, citing former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as examples. (Too early to judge Chelsea potential, says Antonio Conte)advertisement”Sir Alex Ferguson is a good example for me. When I see him, but also when I see Arsene, they are a big example for me.”I hope to have not completely their career, but 10 years, yes. It’s enough for me.”
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho complained about his team’s ever-growing fixture list after their FA Cup victory over Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup on Sunday added to his problems.United face Southampton in the League Cup final on February 26, so their Premier League derby against Manchester City must rearranged and they also resume their Europa League campaign this month. (Also read: Watford, Hull and Leeds suffer FA Cup upsets, Manchester United through)”It’s absolutely nonsense and I know that applies with many other clubs. Liverpool are going to play 16 matches, Chelsea will play 16 matches and we are in this crazy situation,” Mourinho told British media.”I think Southampton will have 15 days without football before the final and we are going to have in these 15 days two matches… so the calendar in the best country of world football is nonsense.”In a realistic way I think the Premier League is almost an impossible mission but I just think about winning the next match and the next match is not an impossible mission.”Mourinho said Ashley Young could leave before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.”The only player that I am aware of a possibility to leave, and I am waiting for Jan. 31 to know what really is going on, is Young, a player that I would love to keep,” he added.United, who are sixth in the league table, host second-bottom Hull City on Wednesday.
SinghImphal, Feb 23 (PTI) Union minister Jitendra Singh today held the Okram Ibobi Singh-led Congress government in Manipur responsible for hampering the states development.Addressing a series of election meetings at Kumbi and Ningthoukhong near here, Singh said the people of Manipur have suffered continuous stagnation, exploitation and corruption for a decade-and-a-half.”But, in the last two-and-a-half years, after the Narendra Modi government took over at the Centre, the people of the state have begun to realise how they are being constantly deprived of the benefits of good governance and healthy development,” he said.Singh, the Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), accused the Okram Ibobi Singh government of stalling major initiatives from the Centre in the last two-and-a-half years.He said that soon after the formation of the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the setting up of a Sports University in Manipur, so that the natural talent of the youths of the state for athletics and sports could be groomed in a more institutionalised manner.However, in spite of two years of regular and rigorous follow up, the state government did not provide land for acquisition to the Union government simply because it did not want the youth of the state to get the benefit of the Modi reforms, the minister alleged.Highlighting the special impetus given to the growth of developmental activities by the DoNER during the last two years, Singh cited figures to state that while the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) funding was only about Rs 45 crore in 2012-13 before the Modi government came in, in 2014-15, soon after the formation of the government under Prime Minister Modi, the same fund was instantly raised to Rs 115 crore.advertisementSimilarly, he said, North Eastern Council (NEC) funding for Manipur for 2013-14, before the Modi Government came in, was Rs 85 crore, while in 2015-16, it went up to Rs 154 crore. PTI ACB SMN
Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) High performance sports car Porsche said it has delivered the first Limited Edition 911 R, making it one of the 991 units produced globally.The new 911 R is a purist sports car with naturally aspirated engine and manual transmission, a statement from the company said, adding there is no unit available for sale in the near future.The company did not announce the price saying its not available for sale, but market sources said the buyer has shelled out close to Rs 3 crore excluding taxes.Born on the track and advanced over the past five decades, the Porsche 911 is a heritage model. The new 911 R pays tribute to the road-homologated racing car from 1967.Porsche India director Pavan Shetty said the 911 R epitomises the Porsche brand with the design DNA of a classic 911 while performing as a racing car should. The 911 has set the standard for generations after the ground-breaking model was first introduced in the 1960s.He said the two-door sports car, which features a 500 hp naturally aspirated engine and six-speed sports transmission mounted on a six-cylinder, 4-liter engine, was delivered to a Bengaluru customer.The 4-liter engine is rear-mounted and is similar to the 911 GT3 RS and can touch 100 km barrier in 3.8 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 323 km. PTI BEN RMT
REOPENS DEL 120 REOPENS DEL 120 Talking about the latest bat-size restrictions imposed by the Marylebone Cricket Club, Warner said that changes will not have a major impact. “Were just going to have to adapt to the changes. The ball will still go the same distance, still go to the fence, well still get our ones and twos. The odd nick might not carry this time,” said Warner. The MCC recently announced that from October onwards, bat size will be restricted to a maximum of 108mm in width, 67mm in depth and 40mm edges. The current bat that Warner uses has a depth of 85mm, 18mm more than what will be allowed from October. Warner is confident that Pat Cummins will do the job for the team in the absence of injured pacer Mitchell Starc. “We know he?s got a lot of pace which he will definitely bring and that?s one thing we always talk about. You always have to have someone who is a spearhead quick and that?s always been the Australian approach and we know he?s got that firepower,” he said. “It?s been a long time (since his last Test) and he?s been working his backside off to get his body right for one and it was great to see him come back and play the Shield game the other day and bowl well. We know with Patty as (Starc?s) replacement we?re going to have that firepower there if the selectors go that way,” Warner added. PTI BS ATadvertisement
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has said he was subjected to death threats and his wife targeted by aggressive motorists after allegations that he contributed to the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri.The 30-year-old striker, on England duty for this week’s friendly with Germany and World Cup qualifier against Lithuania, said he had suffered abuse walking along the street and also said his wife had been repeatedly “cut up” while driving.Ranieri left the Midlands club in February, just nine months after winning the Premier League title, with Leicester 17th in the standings and battling relegation. Vardy has since faced accusations of influencing the decision to sack the Italian.The allegation he attended a meeting called by Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at East Midlands airport hours after the 2-1 defeat at Sevilla in a Champions league last 16 first-leg tie on Feb. 23 had prompted the abuse, Vardy said.Several Leicester players, backed up by Ranieri’s successor and former assistant Craig Shakespeare, have denied media reports that there was a player revolt against Ranieri.”It is terrifying,” Vardy told the BBC on Monday.”I read one story that said I was personally involved in a meeting after the Sevilla game when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours.”But then the story is out there, people pick it up and jump on it and you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything.”Vardy has not accused Leicester fans of the abuse and has not considered reporting it to the police.advertisementAsked where the abuse came from, Vardy said: “On social media, you name it walking down the street.”To be honest I get them (taunts) every week. Football fans dont seem to like me. I just get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus up while shes driving along, with the kids in the back of the car it’s not the best. It’s happened plenty of times.”Vardy said there was no problem between Ranieri and the Leicester players during the Italian’s time in charge.”No, not at all. Basically if there was an issue you went and did it in the gaffer’s office, man-to-man. Or you went and did it on the tactics board, because he was happy for you to come in and put your opinion across,” he added.”The stories were quite hurtful to be honest with you. A lot of false accusations were being thrown out there and there was nothing we, as players, could do about it.”
Kolkata races held here today. Vijay Singh trained Setaflame, ridden by Neeraj Rawal won The Delhi Race Club (1940) Ltd Cup about 1400m the feature event of the races held here today. Winner is owned by Ms.Ameeta Mehra & Mr.D.A.Nanda, Mrs.Esha Nanda Bhojwani & Mr.Amitabh Nanda rep. Arion Horse Co.Pvt.Ltd. 1st Race : The Cheviot Handicap (No Whip) (abt) 1400m New Challenger (Mr.B.K.Agarwal & Mr.Rajat Agarwal rep. Guru Sports Media Pvt.Ltd. and Mr.Harjinder Singh Gill.) 62 B. Mahesh first, Desert Cat 62 C. Alford second, Romancer 58.5 crd 54.4 Nikhil Naidu third and Mccartney54 Hindu Singh fourth All Ran Won By 2, 1/2, and 1/2 Time : 1m 27.936 sec Tote : Rs 63/- for win, Rs 20/-, Rs 16/- and Rs 20/- for Places. Fc: Rs. 236/- Shp: Rs.55/- Tanala: Rs 1104/- Favourite : Desert Cat Winner trained by Javed Khan — (more) PTI Corr LNS LNS AH
Batala, Mar 31 (PTI) NCC cadets in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pardesh and Chandigarh will be given sports training, besides the usual defence training, National Cadet Corps Additional DG Major General Balbir Singh today said.Presiding over a meeting of cadets, NCC officers and principals of different schools and colleges at the NCC headquarters here, the ADG said the cadets will be trained to prepare for national and international-level championships.The cadets in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh have sports talent but they lack coaching and opportunities, so the NCC would provide them sports training also, he said.He said the NCC is organising national sports championship for cadets only for the last five years enable them to prepare for further competitions. PTI COR VJ TIR
New Delhi, Apr 10 (PTI) A pact to significantly expand counter-terror cooperation was among six agreements India and Australia inked today as the two countries called for strong action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups.However, no breakthrough was achieved during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull who merely decided to direct their respective officials to hold an early round of negotiations for a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA).During their talks, the two leaders decided to significantly expand their ties in several key areas including defence, trade, energy and education.While Modi thanked Turnbull for passage of a legislation by the Australian parliament with bi-partisan support paving way for the country to export uranium to India, Turnbull said he was looking forward to starting the supply “as soon as possible”.Both the prime ministers anticipated that commercial exports of Australian uranium could begin soon, opening up a new avenue for Australia to support Indias energy requirement.The entire expanse of bilateral ties was reviewed at the talks including issues relating to Indian students studying in Australia and ways to deepen maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region.”We took a number of forward-looking decisions to further strengthen our partnership, including the decision to soon hold the next round of negotiations on a CECA,” Modi said at a joint media event with Turnbull.Using cricket analogy, Modi, in a lighter vein, said “I am, of course, glad that our decisions are not subject to the DRS review system.” Decision Review System (DRS) is a technology-based mechanism in cricket to review controversial umpiring decisions.advertisementOn CECA, Turnbull did not give a timeline for the deal but said, “I think its fair to say that progress has not been as fast as either of us would have liked.”The two prime ministers have now asked negotiators on both sides to find a way out and list their priorities soon so that talks on it can move forward. There were indications that sticking points on the pact included issues relating to agriculture.On the threat of terrorism, the two leaders asserted that the fight against terrorists, terror organisations and networks should also identify, hold accountable and take strong measures against those who encourage, support and finance terror, provide sanctuary to terrorists and terror groups, and falsely extol their virtues.”They emphasised the need for urgent measures to counter and prevent the spread of terrorism and violent extremism and radicalisation and expressed their determination to take concrete measures to step up cooperation and coordination among the law enforcement, intelligence and security organisations,” a joint statement said.The MoUs signed provided for deeper cooperation in areas of health and medicine, sports, environment, climate and wildlife, civil aviation security and cooperation in space technology.Expressing happiness over cooperation in the energy sector, Modi said, “With the passage of a legislation in the Australian parliament with bi-partisan support, Australia is now ready to export uranium to India.”He also thanked Turnbull for Australias decision to join the International Solar Alliance.Referring to cooperation in the maritime sphere, Modi said peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific was key for economic growth.”We, therefore, agree on the need for a secure and rule- based Indo-Pacific. We are also aware that in this globalised world, challenges like terrorism and cyber security extend beyond the boundaries of our region and, therefore, require global strategy and solutions,” he said.Modi said cooperation between the two countries in the area of defence and security has reached new heights.The two prime ministers highlighted their shared desire to ensure that Indian Ocean architecture keeps pace with regional issues and addresses emerging threats and challenges in the region.Noting that both the countries have been victims of terrorism, Modi and Turnbull said the signing of the MoU on cooperation in combating international terrorism and transnational organised crime will help both countries to address global and regional security threats.”Our strong and vibrant strategic partnership is of course important for the security and well-being of our societies. But, it is also a major factor for peace, stability and security in our region,” Modi said.He said student exchanges are an important element of bilateral education cooperation and referred to more than 60,000 Indian students studying in the country.After ceremonial reception accorded to him at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Turnbull said ties between the two countries “are strong and will be stronger” because of this visit.Heaping praise on Modi, Turnbull said the Indian PM is leading this most remarkable nation on an extraordinary journey of growth and development.advertisement”The achievements of India are an admiration of the world. We in Australia look forward to working even more closely than we have done in the past.”We are bound together, ties of history, our values but above all of the peoples. So many people over so many years -? half-a-million Australians are of Indian background,” he said. PTI MPB/PYK SC
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I sat by a professional from a consulting firm at lunch today, and she bemoaned the fact she was in charge of “doing all social media” for her company – which she had interpreted as creating a presence on every single social network. She felt it was all a waste of time, since many people – like her mother – aren’t even on Facebook.What I told her was this: it’s crazy to participate in NO social media, and it’s equally nuts to participate in ALL social media. She was living in a world of useless extremes.Here are some new stats to back me up.Via Geoff Livingston and Jay Baer, some freshly released Edison/Arbitron data make a few things clear. One, Twitter is likely overvalued – only 8% of Americans are using it. In addition, Geoff notes, Pew’s Twitter Research shows that only half of active Twitter users actually check other people’s updates more than once a month. As he notes, “That halves the population to 4% for actual engagement. Way overvalued.”At the same time, the majority of America is on Facebook — 51%. So does that mean, focus on Facebook and ignore Twitter? Not quite. This data is a helpful reference but still doesn’t tell you which social media are right for you. The ultimate determinant is where your constituency congregates. If they are all on Twitter, Twitter is perfect for you. If they aren’t on the Internet, start licking envelopes. Don’t get caught up in the hype to the point you forget what really matters: which social networks are home to your community — as well as places where you can devote some concentrated time and energy. Those are the places that go to the top of your list.
Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about “big data” and how using the plethora of information we now have at our fingertips will help fuel efficiencies and make businesses and causes more successful. But how can data transform a nonprofit’s ability to fundraise more effectively? I recently caught up with Josh Mait of Relationship Science, who offered some intel on how they’re connecting organizations with big data for big results.Relationship Science offers a “relationship capital platform.” Josh explains, “We help organizations, both for profit and nonprofit figure out what we call ‘relationship capital.’ This is basically how they understand and leverage connections to accomplish what they’re trying to do.”Josh says that while as individuals we’ve become good networkers, especially thanks to the proliferation of new communication tools like social media, organizations still struggle to make strategic connections. In the nonprofit sector, organizations often face three key challenges that data can help solve: 1) Optimizing the board.2) Identifying high-impact donors.3) Reducing the length of fundraising cycles. By using data about individuals and their relationships, you can keep track of how these relationships may connect you to your next major donor or high-impact board member. For nonprofits wondering how to use their donors, board members, or corporate sponsors more effectively, being armed with the right information can help. The ability to talk to a board member, for example, with this kind of specificity is very tactical. If you’re able to approach someone with a common experience or interest, this gives your request added credibility and social power.“A rich bank of data can help fundraisers identify people who might be good prospective donors,” explains Josh. “By looking at the full picture of your networks and the shared Understand the ones you may already have access to through existing contacts/networks. With limited resources, you can focus on potential donors who can be high impact. You can focus on those who are more likely prospects and approach them with a warm introduction.” Relationship Science offers nonprofits a platform that has profiles on over 3 million decision makers throughout various organizations, including public and private companies. The service compiles publicly available information on these key contacts. “There aren’t salacious or personal details—and no contact information. We simply provide a really easy to digest format for intelligence and insights,” Josh says. “Because we collect all of this information and put it into a usable interface, that encourages action. If I pull up a profile, I can find out if my organization and the individual have anything in common. ”In many cases, the availability and usability of this type of intel can be critical for small organizations, as they are less likely to have someone on staff dedicated to manually compiling and managing this information. The smart use of contact and donor data can create efficiencies and helps organizations make choices. Understanding where to allocate your limited resources might be the difference between meeting your fundraising goals and falling short.So, will “big data” save us? Not so fast. Josh says it’s not about the data alone, “If we aren’t smart about people’s workflows, if we aren’t smart about the way we interact with the data, then the conversation is meaningless. If people can’t act on data in a meaningful way, the data is useless.”Thanks to Josh for sharing his insights. To find out more about how Relationship Science helps causes connect with key contacts, check out this case study on how Interfaith Youth Core to mobilized its national donor and support network.