Top Companies for Women

first_imgManpower Named One of PINK Magazine’s Top Companies for WomenBurlington, VT August 18, 2008 – Manpower was the only employment services company to be named one of PINK magazine’s 2008 “Top Companies for Women”. PINKs annual ranking recognizes the prominent role of women at Manpower, particularly in top leadership roles.”Seventy percent of employees in the U.S. organization at manager-level and above are women,” said Amanda Niklaus, of Manpower’s Burlington, VT office. “PINK’s listing recognizes Manpower’s dedication to fostering a culture diverse in thought and experience, and honors the women who provide these strengths.”PINK solicited nominations from U.S.-based companies and evaluated respondents on:· Power – the number of women in board seats and C-suites, and with P&L responsibility;· Pipeline – leadership training, mentoring and coaching programs designed to retain and advance talented women; and· Pay – evidence of pay equity, including the percentage of women in the top fifth of the organization’s payroll.”These companies are true leaders in the advancement of women,” says PINK’s founding editor, Cynthia Good. “They all realize that moving women to the top goes beyond issues like maternity leave and flextime. It’s also about giving women real authority to change the corporation and achieve their career dreams.”The list of the Top Companies for Women will be featured in the magazine’s September/October issue that hits newsstands August 26. Manpower has been a part of the Vermont community for 42 years and currently serves more than 40 area businesses.About Manpower of Burlington, VTManpower of Burlington is a leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. The company offers employers a range of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. The focus of Manpower’s work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information about Manpower is available at read more

Schumer Wins 4th Term, Ascension to Senate Majority Leader Hangs in Balance

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sailed to victory Tuesday night to secure a fourth term in office, allowing the veteran lawmaker to squarely focus on a slew of competitive races nationwide that could flip the power of the Senate in Democrats’ favor.Schumer, the third-ranking Democratic Senator, defeated his Republican challenger, Wendy Long, a Massachusetts native and litigator from New York City, according to the Associated Press.New York’s senior U.S. Senator is in line to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the current minority leader in the Senate. But if Democrats can win four of the 34 seats up for grab—nine of which are hotly contested—and Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House, then his party would regain control, making him the majority leader. (In this scenario, Democrats and Republicans would be tied, but a Vice President Tim Kaine would tip the scale as the president of the Senate.)Even if Clinton loses, Democrats could gain control by winning five seats.If Democrats recapture the Senate and hold on to the White House, then New York would boast two of the three highest-ranking positions in government.The Brooklyn-born Schumer, 65, has come along way. Despite his powerful status in Washington, D.C., he prefers to appear like a fighter for the working-man. Schumer is notorious for holding Sunday news conference addressing local issues. Even so, he’s often called upon to douse flames in the nation’s capital and furiously take on Republicans.At least publicly, Schumer has not made his potential ascension a hallmark of his re-election bid.When asked about potentially joining up with a president from New York—which hasn’t happened since Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt was in the White House—would mean for the state, he demurred this summer in an interview with a Press reporter.“There was a lot of attention during the primaries about ‘New York values,’” he said, referring to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) off-putting remarks during his bid for the GOP nomination. “And all I know about that is the New York values I learned from my father, a World War II vet who ran a small exterminator business, and my mother, a loving homemaker; we’re all about hard work, caring about your neighbors and doing well in school and in life. I happen to think those values are universal and play nicely on the national stage, too.”According to an NBC News analysis, all but one of the competitive Senate races are concentrated in states where Republican incumbents swept to victory during the rise of the Tea Party in 2010 and are for the first time up for re-election.The races in Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Illinois could come down to how well candidates at the top-of-the-ticket fair in those respective states. Several races are in competitive swing states of Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.Schumer accomplished his goal, but voters outside New York will decide whether he and his fellow Democrats wrestle control of the Senate.last_img read more

Coronavirus-free Tajikistan advises against Ramadan fasting

first_imgSaying he was citing Islamic scholars, Rakhmon described fasting as harmful for “farmers, livestock breeders and those who work hard”.”I urge all those who work in the fields and produce prosperity… to reschedule the fast to another, more favorable time,” said Rakhmon. Impoverished Tajikistan is one of the handful of countries that have not reported a single case of the novel coronavirus. Another is fellow ex-Soviet state Turkmenistan.  The leader of majority-Muslim Tajikistan on Thursday urged the faithful to forego fasting during Ramadan to safeguard against “infectious diseases” even as he stressed the absence of coronavirus cases in the country.In an address welcoming the Islamic holy month of fasting, President Emomali Rakhmon said it makes people “vulnerable to infection from infectious diseases” and urged farmers and manual workers to postpone the ritual.”Although this disease is not registered in our country, this does not mean that we should be careless and sit idle,” Rakhmon wrote in the address released by his office.  Turkmen authorities said at a meeting of officials and donor agencies on Wednesday that the reclusive gas-rich state had sourced ventilators and test kits from abroad in preparation for potential infections.”I am very frank! If there was a single registered case of coronavirus infection in Turkmenistan, we would immediately inform the World Health Organization and the international community!” Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov told the meeting.While Tajikistan and Turkmenistan have largely Muslim populations, both countries have been cited by the US State Department as top offenders against religious freedoms.In 2018, Tajikistan’s pro-government religious authorities advised workers building the giant Rogun Dam — a flagship hydroelectric facility of central importance to the economy — not to keep the fast. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Khayelitsha animal clinic treats the peoples pets

first_imgMdzananda has a mobile clinic that comes to the community to heal its pets. (Image: Mdzananda Animal Clinic)An animal clinic running from six recycled shipping containers treats dogs and cats from a community of over 1.5 million people without help from the City of Cape Town.Mdzananda Animal Clinic is the only veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township just outside Cape Town. Mdzananda – meaning distemper in the local isiXhosa dialect – was established in 1996 to treat animals without access to veterinary care in the fast growing impoverished community.In the spirit of the clinics ethos – community upliftment through animal health care – the clinic offers sterilization, dipping, deworming and vaccination as primary veterinary healthcare services. Sick or injured pets can also be brought in for consultations, hospitalisation and theatre operations for sick and injured animals.For those too far from the clinics improvised home, a daily mobile clinic travels around the sprawling township to care for pets in need, or too sick to be brought to the hospital. The service runs every afternoon during the week, and includes home visits by staff to educate the community about the work Mdzananda does.According to the Dog Trust, a third of the households in Khayelitsha fall below the poverty line. Poverty, unemployment and lack of education makes an investment in veterinary care rare. Social issues make it difficult for the community to care for their pets so finding animals suffering from disease and untreated injuries was a common sight.The Dog Trust, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, BCL Medical Waste Management, Ashworth Africa Tours and Safaris, Revelstone, Malls Tiles, Norpharm, and, Nestle Purina, are organisations that have funded Mdzananda in its quest to help the animals of Khayelitsha.You can also donate to Mdzananda by checking for their banking details here.Jane Levinson, project manager at Mdzananda, said: “I’ve been volunteering for Mdzananda since March 1997, almost from the start of the project. As project manager my job is overall coordination of Mdzananda, and I’m also responsible for fund raising and public relations.“I’ve been privileged to see Mdzananda grow from a tiny animal welfare project that had no water or electricity, to providing Khayelitsha with a full time professional animal welfare service that has helped over 50 000 pets since 1996.”STOPPING A DEADLY DISEASEIn 2010, an emergency vaccination drive was launched to save Khayelitsha dogs from an outbreak of the deadly canine parvovirus.During that time a serious outbreak of Parvovirus in the Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay area’s was detected which meant that it was only a matter of time before the disease spreads to nearby Khayelitsha.Levinson hailed vaccine manufacturer Intervet and distributor Norpharm for contributing to the fight by slashing the price of the vaccine by half.She said: “We are extremely grateful to them both. Their generosity has been key to us getting this emergency relief exercise off to a swift start, meaning we can start protecting dogs before Parvovirus actually takes hold in Khayelitsha.”PROJECTSBeyond the primary services Mdzananda runs several projects that serve to look after Khayelitsha’s cats and dogs. They run spay campaigns; kennel building; sustainable gardening and a volunteer programme.Khayelitsha residents are encouraged to have their pets spayed, a service offered free at Mdzananda. During the campaign Mdzananda, staffed by volunteer veterinarians, can sterilize up 100 animals in a single day.  Mdzananda organises “kennel building” events for their staff so that they get together with the community to build and decorate kennels from scrap wood. You too can organise your “kennel building” along with Mdzananda by contacting them on +27 21 367 2302 /4091.The clinic also has its very own vegetable garden that helps in making soup during the cold Cape winter.last_img read more

Dak Prescott Should Start Ignoring Dez Bryant

Most damningly, Prescott’s passer rating collapses when he targets Bryant — the opposite of what is supposed to happen with a No. 1 wide receiver. When throwing to Bryant, Prescott is 53-for-103 for 578 yards, with four TDs and three picks. That’s a 69.2 rating, which would rank 35th in the NFL, between C.J. Beathard and Tom Savage.In Elliott’s absence, things have gotten even worse. Prescott has a 54.4 rating when throwing to Bryant, and Dallas has scored just 22 combined points in three straight losses — the first team to score fewer than 10 points in each of three straight games since the 2009 Browns.Bryant, an elite deep-ball weapon in his prime, is now completely useless downfield, with just one reception on a pass thrown over 20 yards from scrimmage all year. Between 2012 and 2014, he averaged nearly 10 such grabs per season (29 total). It’s not like he’s wide open on short passes either. That was never more apparent than it was on Thanksgiving, when Bryant’s 0.8 yards of separation on targets was lowest among all wideouts who got at least five targets, according to the NFL’s Next Gen Stats.While Bryant just turned 29 in November, he has not only endured injury but also taken constant punishment as one of the game’s most physical receivers. He has been one of the league’s most vocal receivers about getting his share of volume, so if Prescott does start looking to his other targets more frequently, there’s no doubt that he will hear about. But it may be worth it: On all non-Bryant passes, Prescott’s rating of 95.3 is well above the NFL average. When Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott was finally forced to serve his six-game suspension for domestic violence, the logical assumption was that quarterback Dak Prescott would lean more heavily on the third member of the Dallas troika, star receiver Dez Bryant. But the Cowboys offense has floundered in the ensuing three weeks, and one of the reasons is becoming obvious: Bryant has fallen into an abyss so deep that he’s not merely no longer great, he has actually become one of the least efficient wide receivers in football.The most disconcerting thing about Bryant’s precipitous drop in production is that it’s not because he’s not getting opportunities. The Cowboys and NFL sophomore Prescott are throwing Bryant the ball — peppering him with 103 targets, the sixth-highest number in the league according to ESPN TruMedia.This high volume of looks would make good sense if Bryant were the offensive force we last saw for extended stretches way back in 2014, when Tony Romo was his quarterback. But the former All-Pro wide receiver has not been the same since he broke his foot in 2015. His horrible inefficiency that year was attributed to his coming back too soon and then playing without Romo, who was injured, and instead getting targets from one of the most inept casts of backup quarterbacks ever assembled. His 2016 season was supposed to be an awakening. But even with hyper-efficient Prescott at the controls, Bryant was nowhere near peak form. He hauled in 52.1 percent of his targets compared with 62.6 percent through 2014. And he converted just 57 percent of all the air yards on passes thrown to him into actual receiving yards, versus 74.6 percent prior to his injury.Still, Bryant flashed enough brilliance late in the year and in the postseason to lead Cowboys fans to think they were heading into this season with a legitimate weapon. Instead, Bryant is among the lowest-rated receivers in key efficiency metrics like catch rate (73rd out of 78 qualifying wide receivers with at least two catches per team game), receiving yards per target (75th), and receiving yards as a percentage of air yards (72nd).1According to data from ESPN TruMedia. Here’s every wide receiver with 22 or more receptions this season, broken up by targets and receiving yards. read more

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OSU junior forward Alexa Hart (22) and redshirt junior guard Kianna Holland (right) cheer a teammates’ basket on March 3 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports Director

Ironic reunion former OSU quarterback Joe Germaine coaching in Arizona

Arizona State linebacker Paul Reynolds stepped onto the field for the final drive of the 1997 Rose Bowl against Ohio State as confident as could be. The Sun Devils had just scored a touchdown to go up 17-14 with less than two minutes to play, and the Buckeyes were sending out an unproven sophomore quarterback to lead them on their final drive. “Pat Tillman (Reynolds’ ASU teammate) and I saw this baby-faced guy with big ear pads come running onto the field,” Reynolds said. “We looked at each other and said, ‘We’ve got this in the bag.’ Unfortunately, we know how that turned out.” Joe Germaine led a 65-yard game-winning drive, culminating with a 5-yard touchdown pass to receiver David Boston, to beat the Sun Devils, 20-17. Thirteen years later, Reynolds, the athletic director at Queen Creek High School in Queen Creek, Ariz., hired the “baby-faced” quarterback with “big ear pads” to be his varsity football coach. “My first day in the weight room, we took a photo of the kids and me,” said Joe Germaine, 1997 Rose Bowl MVP. Reynolds “had it PhotoShopped and put me in a Sun Devils shirt. Naturally, I did the same to him, only putting him in a Buckeyes jersey.” Germaine played in the NFL for five seasons and has had multiple stints in the Arena Football League since graduating from OSU in 1998. In his first season as coach, Germaine is 5-1, with a triple-overtime victory over the defending Arizona Class 4A Division II state champions. “I’ve always had a passion for the game,” Germaine said. “I loved practicing. I loved going to meetings. I just loved learning the game.” Hired by Reynolds in March, Germaine was a quarterback coach at Basha High School in Arizona for three years and an assistant at Mesa Community College for two years before coming to Queen Creek. “I got into coaching once I started playing Arena Football,” Germaine said. “The schedule was different from the NFL, and I had the time to do it.” The Arena Football League plays its games from April to August instead of September through January, as the NFL does. “It’s a thrill, being a head coach,” he said. “I’m seeing the game from a different vantage point.” Germaine played for OSU from 1996–1998. Known for his prolific passing and unflappable composure, he threw for 6,370 yards, third-most in OSU history, and 56 touchdowns, second-most in OSU history. Reynolds said the unflappable composure is still there. “In the triple-overtime win, he didn’t look nervous for one second,” he said. “He has such a calm demeanor.” Queen Creek won the triple-overtime thriller 49-42, securing the game with a goal-line stand in the third extra period. “The kids definitely take after their coach,” Reynolds said. “They’re high school kids, you know. You expect them to make mistakes, but no one lost their composure and they held on for the win.” Germaine said he holds high expectations for his players. “We have very high standards on and off the field,” Germaine said. “We teach accountability, and the kids have just been great.” Against Illinois on Oct. 2, OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor passed Germaine for seventh on the “all-time total offense” list at OSU. Germaine had 6,094 yards of total offense as a Buckeye. “I think Terrelle is a terrific talent,” Germaine said. “I expect him to be one of the all-time greats at Ohio State once it’s all said and done.” He said some of the criticism Pryor faced last season as a sophomore was unfair. Germaine said everyone has to mature and credited the OSU coaching staff for helping Pryor develop his game. “Great coaches make great players,” he said. Jim “Tressel and quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano are great teachers of the game. It’s easy to see why Pryor is where he’s at with coaches like that.” Germaine said his coach at OSU, John Cooper, taught him a lot about the game. “He was fair and treated his players with respect,” he said. “I try to do those same things for my players.” Understandably, many of Queen Creek’s players are Arizona State fans. Queen Creek is only about 30 miles from the ASU campus. “It’s funny,” Germaine said. “We have an ASU-OSU thing going on. They razz me a little bit and I razz them a little bit, but they know that I’m a Buckeye, and there’s no changing that.” Reynolds said Germaine is a great coach and is only going to get better. “He’s been doing a great job,” he said. “I don’t think the kids realize what they’ve got, but I sure do. Hopefully, we can get him to stick around here a while.” It might be tough for Reynolds to keep the former OSU star at Queen Creek. Germaine said he would love to coach at the collegiate level. He even hinted at the possibility of coaching at his alma mater. “Who knows?” he said. “Maybe a few years down the road, Tressel will be hiring and I’ll come back to Ohio State. OSU has a special place in my heart and that’d be something.” Although he said he loves coaching, he still has a desire to play. “I wish more than anything to get an opportunity to play again,” he said. “I keep in shape, hoping that chance will come — you never know.” As for the rest of Queen Creek’s season, Germaine said they’ve got one of the tougher schedules in the state, but that doesn’t mean his goals aren’t set high. “You can imagine how we want to finish,” he said. read more

New Ohio State pistol coach Emil Milev shoots for the next level

Emil Meliv, now Ohio State’s pistol coach, takes aim at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup at Fort Benning in Georgia on March 28, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of USA ShootingAfter competing in six Olympic games, Emil Milev has a new challenge ahead of him: being head coach of the Ohio State pistol team as it prepares for another triumphant season.The pistol team won last year’s women’s aggregate national championships and the open team intercollegiate championship for the third season in a row. Milev said he is looking forward to building on the success of an already highly decorated program and “taking it to the next level.”“The name is what led me here — it’s the best in the country,” Milev said. “I think the team and I can work together, and this collaboration can be beneficial to the program. I want to give them a lot of opportunities in the sport and in life.” The Bulgarian-born Milev competed for his home country in four Olympic games between 1992 and 2004 and earned the silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta games, before moving to the U.S. in 2004 and becoming a U.S. citizen in 2009. He competed for the U.S. in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio games. Milev also is a six-time World Championship competitor, earning the silver medal in 1994. Milev began the sport of pistol as a hobby, going with friends to the shooting range. He began intercollegiate competition, eventually working toward qualifying for the World Championship and Olympics.“I felt hungry for the competitiveness, and started practicing harder, reading books and learning more about the sport,” Milev said. “Never in high school did I think I would be at six Olympic games and even receiving a medal. I just love it so much. I never dreamed it would be my life, but it slowly turned out to be that way. It’s very rewarding.”A main goal of Milev’s is to have the program focus more to the Olympic-styled events he knows best.“The [National Rifle Association] is making a few changes in their competitive events, but right now only three collegiate events pistol shooters participate in are Olympic,” Milev said. “I would like to see the program go in this direction, and eventually see athletes coming here to contribute to our team along with our athletes competing and winning in international matches in the years to come.”Pistol has multiple events in the men’s and women’s divisions, depending on the size of the gun used and the distance from the target. The type of competitions also vary in how fast the shooter must get the shots off. Most of the sport, as described by Milev, is a balance between controlling the fine-tuned machine to work with the shooter and the mental focus needed to be successful.“To truly appreciate pistol, you have to try it,” Milev said. “Even just learning more about it, asking our athletes about what they do and how they must train, people will understand this is truly a sport.”Sophomore Anthony McCollum, who earned the silver medal in last year’s national open-air competition, said Milev has already made an impact on the Buckeyes, though he was hired less than three weeks ago. The team competes on October 27-28 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where it will face Army, Coast Guard, North Dakota State and Utah to begin the season. “We ask for the Ohio State community to celebrate with us, there’s a lot of talent on this team and you can expect lots of wins this year,” Milev said. read more

Russian star Golovin in talks with Chelsea

first_imgAleksandr Golovin’s mother confirmed that the 22-year-old player is, in fact, in talks with Chelsea, but a potential move can only be completed after the World Cup.This summer’s tournament revealed Aleksandr Golovin to the world and sparked the interest of the Blues. The offensive midfielder plays for the CSKA Moscow, but could be moving to London tight after the end of World Cup.As Goal reported, Golovin’s mother confirmed the rumors of the club’s interest: “Yes, now there are talks between the clubs, but we still do not know the details.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Sacha right now stands only for the Russian team, fully focused on the World Cup. The transition from one club to another will only be discussed after it is completed here.”Juventus is also one potential candidate for signing the Russian star. But Chelsea could top the other clubs’ bids, offering €30 million to CSKA Moscow.last_img read more