Tihar Jail launches ‘Wah-O’ perfume with Nafisa Ali as brand Ambassador

first_imgThe Tihar Jail is set to enter the perfume market by launching its product ‘Wah-O’ , with eminent activist and actor Nafisa Ali being its brand ambassador, officials said.‘School of Perfumes and Fragrances’ was inaugurated by Director General (Prisons) Ajay Kashyap on Friday, they said. It will also provide opportunities to inmates to become economically independent and “productive members” of society, officials said.According to the jail authorities, inmates will also be benefited through profits gained through the sale of ‘Wah-O.’ Ten per cent of the profit will go to the Prisoner’s Welfare Fund while 25% of the annual profits will also be channelised into the Victims Welfare Fund.The jail authorities said that Ali has agreed to become the brand ambassador for the Tihar perfumes. “Nafisa has agreed to be the brand ambassador for the Tihar perfumes which will enter the perfume market under the brand name of Wah-O,” an official said.He said that with little requirement of space and machinery, such units can be set up with a small capital. The inmate acts as an entrepreneur and an owner rather than a worker or a labourer in another person’s factory.Mr. Kashyap said that at present five fragrances (sandal, rose, mogra, jasmine, lavender), and a blend released under the name of Nafis, is being produced by the inmates. The market of pot-pourri, incense cones, diffusers among others will be tapped in the second phase. The high-security Tihar Jail, one of India’s largest prisons, produces several products under the umbrella of ‘TJ’s product.’ Initially, Tihar Jail’s products were sold to prisoners and their visitors, who can buy them a store just outside the jail.Later, they began to appear in stalls in courts. Also, Tihar products are also supplied in government offices. One of its stalls is currently at the Delhi Secretariat, which offers number of TJ’s products.last_img read more

NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick relishes chance to learn from Stanley Pringle

first_imgAndray Blatche announces his return to Gilas Pilipinas LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It may be the holidays but NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick isn’t letting off the intensity.Bolick, chosen third overall in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft, showed his wares for the Batang Pier scoring 15 points in their 102-90 win against Rain or Shine in a tune-up game at NorthPort’s practice gym at Green Meadows Clubhouse Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion NorthPort’s superstar is also in the running for the MVP plum after accumulating an average of 35.5 statistical points across 33 games, the top mark in the league and 2.4 points ahead of four-time winner June Mar Fajardo.Batang Pier head coach Pido Jarencio also has high hopes for the backcourt of Bolick and Pringle for the upcoming PBA season.“Bolick is an intelligent player, an A1 player and he’ll be a good complement for Stanley,” said Jarencio in Filipino. “Also Stanley likes the type of Bolick who can understand his style of play.”Bolick said he’d be a keen student of Pringle throughout the season.“I’ll just continue learning from him because that’s the most important thing right now,” said Bolick.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ Pringle averaged a league-best 21.0 points-per-game among local players with 6.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The former San Beda star wasn’t afraid of going up against the physicality of the Elasto Painters and all the while learning the ropes from one of the best point guards in the PBA in Stanley Pringle.READ: Robert Bolick signs 2-year max deal with NorthPortFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“He’s a great player,” said Bolick of Pringle in Filipino. “Whatever he tells me to do, I’m just going to follow because he’s that great of a player.”Bolick, a three-time NCAA champion with the Red Lions, is considered as one of the best floor generals in college and he’s now under the tutelage of Pringle who’s often considered as one of the top point guards in the PBA. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Aaron Ramsey on the cusp of linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. at…

first_imgAdvertisementThe Gunners’ new boss, Unai Emery made it clear that he doesn’t want Aaron Ramsey in his team and sees him as a surplus.After contract negotiations with Ramsey and Arsenal broke down, clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United showed keenness in signing the Welsh midfielder.According to reports, it seems now that Ramsey might be offered a pre-contract by Juventus sometime during January.Liverpool were thought to be leading the transfer race, but according to Daily Mail, the Old Lady are set to make first contact.Ramsey is free to talk to foreign clubs in January as his current Arsenal deal expires next summer. The Welshman will then become a free agent and Juventus can hold talks over a pre-contract with lucrative terms.Juventus hope their ability to approach Ramsey during the winter window will give them a significant advantage in the race for the midfielder. None of the Premier League clubs are permitted to hold talks with Ramsey, and Juventus could offer the Gunner a 250K pounds-a-week contract.If Ramsey doesn’t want to stay in England, Italy could be an impressive opportunity for him to prove his mettle with a Serie A side that has won the Serie A title seven years in a row.With Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in the attacks, Ramsey’s inclusion could be a beneficial move for both him and Juventus.Advertisementlast_img read more

Moto E3 Power V Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime: Let’s settle this once & for all

first_imgThe Moto E3 Power and the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime are the go-to smartphones in the market right now, if you’re on a tight budget. Both the phones look and feel good, have pretty decent hardware, capable cameras and fantastic battery life. More importantly, they won’t burn a hole in your pocket.But, which one’s better? Which one’s more value for money? Let’s settle this once and for all. Shall we?Design and build qualityLenovo’s Moto G4, Moto G4 Play and Moto E3 Power all look the same. Having said that, I really like the way the new Moto E3 Power looks. I really like the build quality as well. The all plastic shell and chrome rim toting Moto E3 Power makes so much more sense than say the Moto G4. This is because the Moto E was always about the durability and ease of use. Lenovo has kept both these parameters intact. Also Read: Moto E3 Power review: Affordable but not powerful enough It sits well in the hands and it stays there, without slipping away. The back panel, which is also removable, has this very fine textured finish that gives the phone a sophisticated look, and improves grip.At 153.5 gram and 9.5 mm, the Moto E3 Power retains the chunkiness of past Moto Es, which also means that it is still heavier and thicker than rival phones in the market. It also has wide chunky bezels.The Moto E3 Power isn’t even close to what Xiaomi’s phone has to offer in design and build quality however. The Redmi 3S Prime boasts of a full-metal body: a first for any smartphone in and around this product category. The Redmi 3S Prime weighs in at just over 140 grams, which is still a lot less than what the Moto E3 Power weighs even though the former is housing a 4,100mAh battery inside. An even distribution of weight throughout its body, coupled with a 5-inch form factor ensures the Redmi 3S Prime isn’t as slippery as some of the other metal-clad smartphones in the market, but it is a little.advertisementThe Moto E3 Power may not be as good looking but it’s more utilitarian in that it also has a water-repellent nano-coating that protects the phone from accidental spills, splashes or light rain. It is not exactly waterproof but it helps.Winner: The Redmi 3S Prime is more premium, while the Moto E3 Power is more ergonomic.DisplayBoth the Moto E3 Power and the Redmi 3S Prime come with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with a 720×1280 pixel resolution that roughly translates to 294 ppi pixel density.Brightness levels in the case of the Moto E3 Power are just about adequate. Viewing angles are just about adequate as well, with just a hint of discoloration when you tilt the screen sideways.Lenovo’s phone, however, does not better the Redmi 3S Prime in terms of peak brightness, even more so in terms of colour accuracy. Although colours look rich and vibrant, they don’t exactly pop the way they do on Xiaomi’s phone. Moreover, unlike the Redmi 3S Prime, the Moto E3 Power also doesn’t give you a manual mode to achieve better results.Winner: Redmi 3S PrimeSoftwareBoth the Moto E3 Power and the Redmi 3S Prime run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software out-of-the-box. But while the Moto E3 Power, as expected, runs an almost unmodified version of Android, which means it is almost free of any adulteration and bloat or unwanted apps, Xiaomi’s phone puts in its own skin on top of Android, which is called MIUI. The Redmi 3S Prime runs MIUI 7, and will be upgradable to MIUI 8.Now there are two kinds of users: one who like stock Android and others who like the customisation that third-party Android skins have to offer. The phone you choose will depend on your preference then.Winner: Stock Android will be smoother (and faster), while MIUI 7 will give you themes and more to tailor-build your phone. So, take your pick accordingly.Performance and battery lifeThe Moto E3 Power is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor coupled with Mali T720 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and USB OTG. The phone comes with separate slots for two SIM cards and one microSD.The Redmi 3S Prime on the other hand is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processer coupled with Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a microSD hybrid card slot. The dualSIM phone supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and USB OTG. advertisementAlso Read: Redmi 3S Prime review: Xiaomi’s greatest hit I will not beat around the bush here. The Moto E3 Power is not as powerful as Lenovo would want you to believe that it is, based on its naming convention. Heck, it’s not even close. Raw power has never been the USP of the Moto E (even the Moto G, for that matter), but at least, previous Moto Es were pretty fast in day-to-day usage. These phones, with their unadulterated software, managed to do the basics right. The Moto E3 Power, not so much. The phone seems lacking in almost every sense of the word, so much so that even near vanilla Android can’t save the day.Also, the Moto E3 Power is definitely not the phone you’re looking for if you’re into gaming. Even basic games like Subway Surfers are susceptible to a few lags here and there, particularly during long periods of game-play.The Redmi 3S Prime, well, it’s far ahead in terms of all-round performance even though it’s rocking Xiaomi’s custom built UI.The front-firing mono speaker on-board the Moto E3 Power comes as a very pleasant surprise though. It gets really loud, louder than the Redmi 3S Prime, with little or no distortion at peak volume.The Moto E3 Power is backed by a 3,500mAh battery which is also user-removable. Battery life is fantastic. Lenovo claims one day worth of battery life on this one. Our tests have shown it can go even longer using the phone’s in-built battery saving option.  It doesn’t exactly beat the Redmi 3S Prime (4,100mAh) but it gets close.Winner: Redmi 3S PrimeCameraThe Moto E3 Power comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. On the front you get a 5-megapixel snapper.The Redmi 3S Prime on the other hand sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, Phase-Detect Autofocus along with an LED flash. On the front you get a 5-megapixel snapper.Although focus and shutter speed are fairly respectable, quality of photos clicked with the Moto E3 Power’s rear shooter is average at best. Photos clicked in good light come out well, with decent amount of detail and mostly accurate colours.There’s also one more problem: while photos clicked in good light look sharp and well-detailed on the Moto E3 Power’s screen, zooming into them brings out some noise or grain. The level of noise increases as the intensity of light decreases.Overall, the Redmi 3S Prime camera is superior to the camera on-board the Moto E3 Power, in both quality and functionality. It produces good results – albeit a little over-saturated – in good light. Moreover, Xiaomi’s phone is also able to capture well-enough photos in tricky light situations with good detail. Low light photos are prone to noise.advertisementWinner: Redmi 3S PrimeSo which one should you buy?Ideally, you should buy the Redmi 3S Prime. It does cost Rs 1,000 more than the Moto E3 Power, but it is totally worth it. If however you’re low on cash, the standard Redmi 3S (without a fingerprint scanner and with 2GB RAM) isn’t at all a bad deal. It is still better than the Moto E3 Power.The Xiaomi phone is however very difficult to buy. Although, the company isn’t selling the phone via flash sales (which requires potential buyers to pre-register), the company sells them on pre-announced dates. Even on those days, the Redmi 3S Prime (and Redmi 3S) going out of stock in seconds is a common sight which can be frustrating for buyers.The Moto E3 Power may have humble hardware, but it is more practical, in that it is splash-proof and runs bloat-free software. It is also easier to buy. Then again, it’s not the best value for money smartphone in the market right now, just saying.Also Read: Moto E3 Power V Moto G4 Play: Devil is in the detailslast_img read more

20 Companies Committed to Fighting Human Rights Abuses in Their Supply Chains

first_imgQualcommWhere Hiring: San Diego, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC & more.What Roles: Sales Administrator, Design Verification Manager, Customer Engineer, HR Help Desk Support, Contracts Administrator, IT Technical Project Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Interesting work, flexible hours. Opportunity to move around.” —Current RF Systems EngineerSee Open Jobs 15 Companies Hiring Opportunity Youth AppleWhere Hiring: Santa Clara, CA: Austin, TX; Toronto; Glen Allen, VA; Cincinnati, OH; Overland Park, KS; Raleigh, NC & more.What Roles: Machine Learning Evangelist, iOS Keyboards QA Engineer, Corporate Security Manager, Administrative Assistant, UI Developer, Display Exploration Engineer, iTunes Fraud Prevention Specialist, Product Analyst, Corporate Recruiter, Financial Analyst & more.What Employees Say: “Working at Apple was truly amazing. From the moment I started the process, I can tell they really cared about my training and development. Great people to work with, great superiors.” —Former Applecare At Home AdvisorSee Open Jobs General MillsWhere Hiring: Berkeley, CA; Rockport, WA; Minneapolis, MN; San Antonio, TX; Reed City, MI; Philadelphia, PA & more.What Roles: Logistics Planner, Integrated Shopper Marketing Planner, Senior DevOps Engineer, Manufacturing Supervisor, Senior Software Developer, Brand Marketing Consultant, Senior Tax Analyst & more.What Employees Say: “This is a company that truly is invested in “doing the right thing all the time”, one of its core values. It is the home of large, iconic brands like Cheerios, Nature Valley, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker and Hagen Daz (outside of the US), but also features smaller natural/organic brands like Larabar, Annie’s, Food Should Taste Good and Cascadian Farms. A great place to work for a global company and learn how to run a business and build brands from one of the very best operators in the industry.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Texas InstrumentsWhere Hiring: Dallas, TX; San Jose, CA; Portland, ME & more.What Roles: HR Business Partner, Sr. Layout Engineer, Production Specialist, Packaging Engineer, Stockroom Supervisor, Process Quality Engineer, Executive Assistant, Contract Administrator, EDA Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “Professional corporate culture, great benefits, solid Fortune 500 company with a respected reputation.” —Former ConsultantSee Open Jobs HasbroWhere Hiring: Renton, WA; Burbank, CA; Pawtucket, RI; Hickory, NC; Plano, TX & more.What Roles: Project Engineer, Senior Digital Production Artist, IT Project Manager, Manager of US Government & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Merchandiser, Graphic Design Co-Op, Commercial Manager, Systems Administrator & more.What Employees Say: “Competitive pay, benefits, and vacation time. Great people and company to work for.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs Best BuyWhere Hiring: Richfield, MN; San Carlos, CA; Richmond, VA; Bee Cave, TX; Brooklyn, NY; Shepherdsville, KY; Vancouver, WA; Martinsburg, WV; Margate, FL & more.What Roles: Sony Experience Expert, Apple Mobile Master, Assistant Store manager, Inventory Supervisor, Geek Squad Technician, Magnolia Custom Home Installer, Web Operations Analyst & more.What Employees Say: “It feels like Best Buy really cares about its employees. Through training, benefits, and personal support, they will be there for you.” —Current Project Team SpecialistSee Open Jobs MicrosoftWhere Hiring: Ashburn, VA; San Francisco, CA; Redmond, WA; Washington DC; San Jose, CA; Saint Louis, MO & more.What Roles: Sales Engagement Lead, Software Engineer, Solution Specialist, Datacenter Technician, Program Manager, Business Planner, Solution Spec, Acct Tech Strategist & more.What Employees Say: “Microsoft offers amazing learning and development opportunities. For people who like to operate in a high-powered and fast-paced environment, this is a great employer. For people who are not comfortable with constant change, not so much.” —Former Business Operations ManagerSee Open Jobs NVIDIAWhere Hiring: Santa Clara, CA; Redmond, WA; Austin, TX & more.What Roles: Graphics Architect, Automotive Systems Safety Engineer, Solution Architect, Sales Support Analyst, QA Engineer, Intern, Marketing Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Culture of openness to risk and asking questions, collective problem solving, no blame games. Many smart people, people willing to share knowledge and support the common goals. Remote locations well integrated into the company.” —Current Computer ArchitectSee Open Jobs PVH Corp.Where Hiring: Bridgewater, NJ; New York, NYWhat Roles: Lead Engineer of Desktop Support, Manager, General Support Temp, Senior Coordinator of Communications, VP of Product & Channel Planning Systems, System Support Analyst, Director of Learning & Development, Recruiter & more.What Employees Say: “PVH’s Corporate Responsibility efforts is one of the reasons I am reminded I stay with PVH Corp. PVH Corp. is truly a company that cares about doing the right thing always. Their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is truly outstanding. There is a not a single natural disaster or tragic event that goes on that PVH Corp does not stand up immediately and offer a helping hand. That passion to care for one another is something I see across the halls of PVH Corp. I am very proud PVH associate and I would encourage any friend or family member to work with us and grow with us.” —Current Learning & Development CoordinatorSee Open Jobs IBMWhere Hiring: San Francisco, CAWhat Roles: Watson Health Marketing Leader, Big Data Software/API Engineer, Software Designer, Talent Analytics, Executive Consultant, Research Staff Member, Microservices Architect, Senior Technical Sales Intern & more.What Employees Say: “Flexibility, great benefits (including new expanded parental leave), incredible opportunity to learn and grow, including changing careers, and outstanding and committed colleagues.” —Current Senior HR PartnerSee Open Jobs Today, employees want companies to take a stand on important political and social issue. In a recent study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Glassdoor, nearly four in five (84 percent) U.S. workers believe companies have an important voice in proposed legislation, regulation and executive orders that could affect the employer’s business or the lives of employees.From gender rights to environmentalism, companies nationwide recognize this trend and are speaking out about hot-button topics and issues, including human rights. JUST Capital has done extensive survey work on this issue and revealed that the American public cares a great deal about the impact corporations have on human and labor rights.Americans believe that companies should use suppliers that treat workers well, make efforts to reduce child and forced labor, and avoid contributing to conflict abroad or engaging with repressive governments. In its assessment of the over 900 companies from the Russell 1000, JUST Capital tracks their public commitment to respecting human rights in their operations, the implementation of this commitment in their supply chain, their reporting in these efforts.As such, we teamed with JUST Capital to highlight 20 companies committed to fighting human rights abuses in their supply chains who are also hiring. Informed and conscious candidates, this one’s for you! Ford MotorWhere Hiring: Dearborn, MI; Sterling Heights, MI; Palo Alto, CA: Claycomo, MO & more.What Roles: Global Customs Compliance Director, Engineering Specialist, Data Scientist, Marketing Optimization Analyst, Cybersecurity Research Engineer, Business Analyst Content, Occupational Health Nurse, Production Supervisor & more.What Employees Say: “Diverse, Educational, Developmental, Forward Thinking, Great Communications across the Enterprise,Good Salary and Benefits, Work Life Balance.The Company is moving in the right direction, at the right time, for automotive manufacturing in the United States and globally. Great people to work with, engaging and a friendly culture.” —Former EmployeeSee Open Jobs Coca-ColaWhere Hiring: Tampa, FL; Richmond, CA; Brandon, FL; Carlstadt, NJ; Needham Heights, MA; Alviso, CA & more.What Roles: Production Worker, General Laborer, Odwalla Warehouse Associate, Maintenance Mechanic, Quality Assurance Technician, Fleet Planning Manager, Merchandiser, Temporary Part-Time Production Worker, Manufacturing Supervisor, Retail and Wholesale Buyers & more.What Employees Say: “Global outlook, great diversity, massive marketing competencies, ethical and positive corporate culture.” —Current General ManagerSee Open Jobs Bristol-Myers SquibbWhere Hiring: Tampa, FL; San Francisco, CA; Princeton, NJ; Devens, MA; Kawaika-A, AZ; Redwood City, CA; New Brunswick, NJ & moreWhat Roles: Associate Director of Analytical Sciences, Process Engineer, Associate Scientist, Associate Director of Product and Strategy, Equity lead, Medical Science Liaison, Oncology Translational Medicine Lead & more.What Employees Say: “BMS overall is a great company. They have excellent values, and encourage diversity and inclusion to the fullest extent. There are some very good scientists and engineers and it is the place to learn about the life cycle of a commercial or late stage pipeline. It is the best place for an entry level person to start their career.” —Current ScientistSee Open Jobs NikeWhere Hiring: Portland, OR; New York, NY; Beaverton, OR; San Francisco, CA;What Roles: Color Designer, Brand Manger, Marketing Operations Manager, Goods Flow Planning Director, Key Account Executive, Global IT Asset Director, Technology Procurement Director & more.What Employees Say: “Nike makes some great products, so the projects are fun and exciting to work on. Great team of people to work with. Campus is a great place to work and has a fun atmosphere.” —Former Retail Brand ManagerSee Open Jobs Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPEWhere Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Washington DC; Santa Clara, CA; Plano, TX & more.What Roles: Senior Program Manager, Business Analyst, Enterprise Sales Director, Principal Azure Cloud Architect, Technical Business Analyst, Auditor, Federal Customer Project Manager, software Development Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “The people are the best!” —Former IT Project ManagerSee Open Jobs HP IncWhere Hiring: Vancouver, WA; Houston, TX; San Francisco, CA; Boise, ID; Fort Collins, CO; San Diego, CA;What Roles: Operational Account Manager, Lead User Experience Designer, Infrastructure Security Architect, Big Data Analyst, Global Legal Affairs Process Manager, Manager of Integrated Marketing, Firmware Development Engineer & more.What Employees Say: “Some of the best reasons for this job is you get to approach tons off people. You get to interact with different customers. The working staff is very generous and friendly. They are always there to help you with any struggle you have. I would say that’s the best grocery store you can ever work at for team work experience.” —Current BaggerSee Open Jobs Freeport-McMoRan Copper & GoldWhere Hiring: Leadville, CO; Morenci, AZ; Green Valley, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Byway, NJ; El Paso, TX & more.What Roles: 2018 Chemistry Summer Internship, Senior Health and Safety Specialist, Mechanic, Underground Laborer, Laboratory Technician, Diesel Repair Employee & more.What Employees Say: “Very large operation with great opportunity to learn different actives related to mine planning and mine operations.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs VF CorpWhere Hiring: Appleton, WI; Alameda, CA; Pleasant Prairie, WI; Culver City, CA; Greensboro, NC & more.What Roles: VP of Strategy, York Designer Outlet Supervisor, Part-Time Sales Associate, Director of Forecasting and inventory management, Design Director, Visual Merchandiser, Senior Project Manager Director of Digital Analytics, Sales Associate & more.What Employees Say: “Great perks! 50% off sister brands; The North Face , Lucy, Vans, Timberland, Nautica to name a few. Advancement within company is good and encouraged.” —Current Assistant Store ManagerSee Open Jobs IntelWhere Hiring: San Francisco, CA: Hudson, MA; Hillsboro, OR; San Jose, CA & more.What Roles: Senior Director of Programmable Solutions Architecture, Microcontamination Engineer, RTL Integration Engineer, Analog Design Engineer, Operations Manager, Drone Light Show Product Manager, Compiler Developer & more.What Employees Say: “The benefits alone make this company stand out like no other. No other company comes close to producing the future for our kids and the next generations to come. Working there is a life experience everybody should get to have.” —Former PSA OfficerSee Open Jobslast_img read more

Background Checks: What Employers Will Discover

first_img 3.8★ Available Jobs in Co. Cork 4.0★ Warehouse Technician Johnson & Johnson Co. Cork Senior Commercial Manager Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd Ovens During your job search process, you may get tied up in the process of submitting resumes, acing networking events, and perfecting your interview skills. What many job seekers forget is another hurdle to employment: background checks.There are a number of reasons employers run background checks. For instance, if they see you have many late payments or are otherwise irresponsible with money, they may see that as a liability. Additionally, criminal records can indicate a candidate may be prone to violence. Most employers run these checks to protect themselves from negligent hiring lawsuits if anything should happen.What kind of information can an employer obtain during a background check?Employers can look into a number of facts about you, including your credit history, employment history, driving records, and criminal records. If an employer uses a third party to conduct a background check, The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ensures it’s lawful. A potential employer must notify you in writing if they intend to obtain a report, and they must get your written consent as well. If anything in your report causes an employer not to hire you, they must give you a copy of the report and a copy of your rights.What Every Employee Needs to Know About the Future of Background ScreeningEmployment VerificationPotential employers may want to verify your employment history to ensure all the information on your resume is accurate, including where you’ve worked, when you worked there, job title, and salary. Provide contact information for a previous employer to comply, and remember—never lie on your resume!Credit ChecksCredit checks are reports that include personal information like your address, previous addresses, social security number, and finances, including credit card and student loan debt, mortgages, car payments, defaulted loans, and late payments. You can obtain a free copy of your report once every 12 months. Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion are the three major bureaus that provide employers with credit reports.Criminal RecordExactly what information an employer can obtain about your criminal history varies from state to state. Some states don’t allow questions to be asked about incidents that happened at a certain point in the past. Check with your State Department of Labor to review what an employer can check. Know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says you can’t be denied employment only based on your criminal record. The employer must take into consideration the nature of the offense, when it occurred, and how it relates to the job you’re seeking.How to Assess a Job OfferWhat can I do to prepare myself?There are a number of steps you can take if you think a potential employer may run a background check on you:Get copies of your records prior to interviewing. Order a free report from a national consumer reporting company by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com. Request a copy of your driving record from your state Department of Motor Vehicles, particularly if the job you’re applying for involves driving. If you were involved in a civil lawsuit, contact the courthouse that handled the case.Be honest. Don’t try to hide anything from an employer—chances are, they’ll find out anyway. If you know something will come up in your background check that may be a concern, address this with your employer as soon as you can.Keep your finances in order. Pay your bills on time, all the time. Consistency shows you’re financially responsible, and will improve your credit score overall.Remember, you may be Googled! This is one aspect of background checks that is often overlooked. Hiring managers are increasingly running simple Google searches of candidates, so it’s important to take control of your personal search results. Make sure all your social media accounts, blogs, and personal websites are up to date and clean of anything that could cast you in a negative light.Let your friends know they may be asked about you. Let past colleagues and friends know they may be approached to answer questions about you, either from the past or the present.9 Email Mistakes That Could Cost You the Job OfferIf you’re a job seeker, it’s important to educate yourself about your rights involving background checks, and to properly prepare yourself to answer questions about the information that may turn up. Remember, background checks are as much a part of the hiring process as resumes and cover letters—it’s best to prepare yourself before a problem arises. Good luck!Has a background check ever compromised your ability to land a job? Share your thoughts and tips below.Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 2.3★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Receptionist Amazon Co. Cork 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Find Jobs Near You Manager – CMC Regulatory Strategy UpJohn Pfizer Little Island Roadscenter_img Senior Financial Accountant Amazon Co. Cork 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ Supply Chain Launch Lead Johnson & Johnson Co. Cork 4.0★ Account Executive Advertising, Media, Publishing Oracle Co. Cork 23 hours ago 23h N/A Technical Specialist Planet Forward Ltd Brinny Manager, External Supply Quality Pfizer Ringaskiddy 4.0★ See more jobs in Co. Cork, Ireland 4.0★ 23 hours ago 23h Bid Coordinator Oneview Healthcare Blackrock 3.5★last_img read more

Arsenal fullback Bellerin: Youth football more professional in England than Spain

first_imgArsenal fullback Hector Bellerin says youth football in England is more professional than what he experienced in Spain.The Spain international grew up playing in a regionalised league for Barcelona before arriving in north London, where he was given “a really good taste” of what it meant to make it as a footballer.“Everything is much more professional in England, at an early age,” he told Arsenal Player. “I remember doing hydration tests, body fat tests, mobility tests, looking at the data after the games, during training sessions – everything.“When I was at Barcelona it was all about the football. It was a completely different mentality. Also the league was way different in Spain. You play against the other teams in your region.“For us that meant Catalonia and we only had a couple of games each season that were difficult for us. That was against Espanyol, the other top division team in the city.“But here playing for Arsenal we used to play all around England against other Premier League teams. So the difference was really big in loads of senses.“I also think in England you have to travel a lot and spend nights in hotels from an early age. That gives you a really good taste of what it’s like as a pro footballer. You learn early on that it can be a lonely life. Of course you are with your team-mates, but you find out early that there a lot of things that you cannot do, and there are a lot of family events that you can’t attend.“You need to realise that from a young age and the fact you have to travel so much to play against teams far from home, it gives you an early taste of how it is at the top level.”last_img read more

Huddersfield launch bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward

first_imgHuddersfield Town have launched a bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward.The Daily Express says Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town have made a £5 million offer for Ward, who helped the West Yorkshire side win promotion last season.Ward is surplus to requirements at Anfield and David Wagner is keen for a permanent deal and hopes his close friendship with Jurgen Klopp could smooth the way for the deal.However, Reds keeper coach John Achterberg has stated he expects Ward to stay at Anfield next season.last_img read more

Watford boss Silva eager to trump Burnley for Hull fullback Robertson

first_imgWatford boss Marco Silva is eager to trump Burnley for Hull City fullback Andrew Robertson.The Sun says Silva is ready to pounce for Robertson as Burnley argue over the fee.The Clarets have been bickering over how the £8 million is paid for the Scotland defender and that has left the door open for ex-Hull boss Silva.Robertson is waiting on the go-ahead to speak to buyers after Hull’s relegation from the Premier League and is keen on the Burnley switch.However, talk of Sean Dyche also chasing Leeds’ out-of-contract Charlie Taylor has planted seeds of doubt in the mind of Robertson.His fee and personal terms are within the range of Watford.last_img read more

Barcelona propose bonus compromise to convince Iniesta to stay

first_imgBarcelona management have made it clear to Andres Iniesta they want him to stay next season.With just a year to run on his existing deal and with no indication of a willingness to renew, it was suggested Iniesta could be sold by Barca this summer.The veteran has been linked with Manchester City and Juventus.However, Don Balon says Barca management have been in contact with Iniesta this week with a new proposal.Barca are happy for the captain to continue next season, even with his contract winding down, and should he choose to leave in 2018, he will do so with a bumper loyalty bonus.Iniesta is currently considering his options, with the midfielder eager to play regularly next term.last_img read more

Chelsea, Barcelona threaten Arsenal plans for Thomas Lemar deal

first_imgThe race for AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar is heating up.Lemar is expected in London next week for talks with Arsenal, however L’Equipe says the Gunners face stiff competition to sign the France international.While Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is in contact with Monaco for the winger, it’s been revealed Manchester City, Barcelona and Chelsea have all requested meetings with his agents.Arsenal had a bid of €35 million turned down by ASM this week.Monaco have sounded out Lemar about a new contract, though it’s understood he is now favouring a move abroad this summer.last_img read more

Fundraising help for you

first_imgFirst, thanks to Gayle Roberts for this great blog carnival on the future of fundraising. Worth a read!Second, I’m holding a free Nonprofit 911 call at Network for Good this Thursday. Details below!It’s fundraising season. Are you ready with a message that will motivate your supporters like never before? If not, don’t panic–-just join our next Nonprofit 911 call, when we’ll help you master the art of the irresistible call to action. Katya Andresen, VP of Marketing at Network for Good, will discuss steps you can take to get more donations, volunteers and advocates this Fall. Katya will also provide examples of two nonprofits that have used these steps – and Network for Good’s online fundraising services – to great effect. Then she’ll take your questions about all that’s troubling you – whether it’s online fundraising, branding or marketing. Click here to register today for this free training call. Third, you can listen to Network for Good’s last Nonprofit 911 call starring Mark Rovner on how to fix a bad website here.PS: Another just came in. Check out this great case study of what worked for Save Darfur’s fundraising campaign from M+R.last_img read more

13 Tips for Pitching Your Story

first_imgGOAL: Getting your name/website in the mediaThere are many ways to get your organization mentioned in the media and into the public eye. While some are more difficult than others, the following tips will separate you from the herd and earn your nonprofit some much deserved attention.You are the experts. Keep an eye on the news and when news breaks involving your area of expertise, have a local and national media contact list ready [phone numbers/e-mail addresses]. Be ready to instantly provide expert commentary/perspective. TIP: Be accessible.Being an expert is not enough. You need to be able to convey your information in a media friendly way as opposed to being overly academic, technical or full of unnecessary jargon.. If your comments and anecdotes are not concise, catchy or descriptive enough, they will not be used. TIP: Use mock interviews to “coach” your expert. Pretend you are explaining the issue to your mother or next-door neighbor rather than your colleague in the field.Look for the “people” angle. Does your founder, or the people on your staff, have any amazing stories or compelling personal reasons for being involved in the non-profit? Do the people you help have dramatic stories about how their life was changed by your non-profit? TIP: Keep a current database of stories of the people you help who are willing to talk to the media.Nice often is not enough. While many media outlets are looking for heart-warming stories, they are a dime a dozen. Iit helps to have an extra twist; look for a news hook, a current trend, a good back-story, an ironic turn of events, a celebrity connection or anything else that elevates your story pitch above the run-of-the-mill. TIP: Think visually: Can your story be illustrated?Clearly identify what is unique about your organization and what you are doing. For instance, is it the only group doing what it does in the country? State? Your community? Is it a model for other non-profits? Is it the biggest? TIP: If you can’t claim a superlative, try to put what you are doing into perspective. Is what you are doing fit into any kind of trend?Timing is everything. Learn to strike a balance between persistence and contacting the media only when you have a good hook for your pitch [such as a news angle, trend, upcoming event]. TIP: One exception is when you are proactively compiling your media contact list [see Tip #1]. Use that as an excuse to introduce yourself and your organization to the media contacts.Think unconventional. Pitch to alumni magazines, alternative publications, talk radio and online publications. Don’t hesitate to write a letter to the editor or post comments on reputable blogs related to your field. TIP: Know your media and what kind of stories they are interested in so you can tailor your pitch to their interests and needs, thereby not making pitches that will go nowhere.Milk your connections. If you have influential board members or celebrities who are interested or involved with what you are doing, ask them for help. Potentially they could publicize your non-profit, attend events [often a media draw] or reach out to their additional connections. TIP: A celebrity doesn’t have to be a movie star or supermodel. Who is big in your community? If you rescue animals, is there a local NFL player, TV reporter or firefighter hero who is a pet lover too and willing to lend their name or time to your group?Create your own story. Keep a blog on your website, post that expert Q&A once you have it perfected [see Tip #2], post your own video on You Tube or even start a myspace page for your group. TIP: Send your newsletter to the media; it’s a quick no-pressure update that just might spark a story.Be clear and specific about your results. How much money have you raised? How many people/animals/etc. have you helped? How much have you been able to improve a certain situation? TIP: Keep your statistics updated and handy.Similarly, be clear about why there is a need for what you do. TIP: Put yourself in the shoes of readers or TV viewers and ask the question: Why should I care?Urge the media to include a reference or link to your website in their story. While helpful, this still shouldn’t be a deal-breaker, since the curious can easily Google and find you themselves. TIP: Make sure your website is ready. Can it handle the expected traffic? Is it inviting to the audience you are trying to reach?  Is it user-friendly?Set realistic expectations. Don’t expect to always get an in-depth story, or to get repeat features in the same media outlet. TIP: A small mention, a photo or an expert quote can be effective in getting the word out, and is much less labor intensive for your organization.last_img read more

How to Communicate to Men Who Scan, Women Who Probe — Findings from the Pew Internet and American Life Survey

first_imgThe most recent Pew Internet and American Life survey shows men are more “intense” Internet users than women, but women talk more online. The Pew report notes, “Women are more likely to see the vast array of online information as a “glut” and to penetrate deeper into areas where they have the greatest interest, including health and religion. Women tend to treat information gathering online as a more textured and interactive process – one that includes gathering and exchanging information through support groups and personal email exchanges.“In short, women are social networkers online as well as offline, but the context in which we have these interactions is even more important online. And these findings have clear implications for your nonprofit communications:Recognize women as prospects (for giving, volunteering, etc.) distinct from their husbands.Give women the opportunity to participate when possible. It’s a must to engage them, especially in the online environment. If your nonprofit doesn’t engage them, others will.Write and design communications with the understanding that women are more likely to have many things competing for their attention as they juggle multiple tasks and thoughts.Since this demographic group trusts experts the most for information, tapping into experts will lend credibility to media reports, campaigns and messages.Storytelling is a particularly effective way to reach women who respond well to people tales. Learn how to Put Persuasive Storytelling to Work.Source: http://www.gettingattention.org/my_weblog/2007/08/how-to-communic.htmlAbout the AuthorNancy E. Schwartz helps nonprofits succeed through effective marketing and communications. As President of Nancy Schwartz & Company (http://www.nancyschwartz.com/), Nancy and her team provide marketing planning and implementation services to organizations as varied as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Center for Asian American Media, and Wake County (NC) Health Services.Subscribe to her free e-newsletter “Getting Attention”, (http://www.nancyschwartz.com/getting_attention.html) and read her blog at http://www.gettingattention.org/ for more insights, ideas and great tips on attracting the attention your organization deserves.NOTE: You’re welcome to “reprint” this article online as long as it remains complete and unaltered (including the copyright and “about the author” info at the end), and you send a copy of your reprint.last_img read more

What Has Technology Done For You Lately?

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 26, 2010June 21, 2017By: Raji Mohanam, Knowledge Management Specialist, MHTFClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)I recently attended the NTEN Annual Conference (April 8-10) in Atlanta, Georgia. NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) is an organization that helps nonprofits navigate the high-speed, constantly-changing landscape that defines the world of technology today.I was among 1400 participants comprised of both tech gurus as well as the tech-challenged. However, the mind-boggling array of workshops and sessions ensured everyone learned something new.The big take-away for me was the simple fact that there are just so many wonderful tech tools and applications out there, especially for social media, that can truly make a difference in our work. However, many of us in the nonprofit sector—with our limited time and resources—often miss the chance to effectively apply these technologies. So, I am going to do my little part for those of us working tirelessly toward MDG 5 and shed some light on a few nifty tools and tricks. I’ll be sharing these tidbits with you over the course of the next few months in a series of posts entitled “What has technology done for you lately?”. Here are a few to kick things off:• By now, most of us use Google Analytics to track metrics on our websites, right? We also all have a Facebook Fan Page set up. But Google Analytics for Facebook Fan Pages? Wow! Learn how you can track metrics on your FB page here!• Many of us have realized the impact and power of using maps/GIS on our websites. There is nothing more appealing to your audience than a visual representation of your program activities on a map, especially the interactive kind. Yet, depending on what needs to be mapped it can be tedious and expensive depending on software and staff time required—even when using open-source tools (take it from me!). So, some of you might want to consider using this cool site. PolicyMap is highly rated by nonprofits and have paid and free versions of their GIS tools. They can also create maps for you when you provide them with raw data. Talk about a time-saver!• Does your program strategy have a mobile phone component? If it does, you are definitely headed in the right direction. For the rest of us, let’s get on board! With cell phone subscriptions expected to reach and surpass 5 billion this year, it is no wonder that global health programs are increasingly using the medium to deliver their messages. It is a relatively economical investment, easy to implement, and fast. If you have done your research and think you are ready to start a mobile campaign (even on a trial basis), here is one resource to help you begin.We’ll definitely be exploring some of these things here at the MHTF this year and hope that you will too. If you do, please give us your feedback. We would also love to hear your top technology tips as well. What makes your organization innovative?Share this:last_img read more

Funding Facility Established to Accelerate Progress to End Preventable Maternal and Child Death

first_imgPosted on September 29, 2014November 2, 2016By: Katie Millar, Technical Writer, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In a landmark decision, the World Bank, the United States, and governments of Canada and Norway announced at the 69th UN General Assembly their efforts to establish a new funding mechanism—the Global Financing Facility (GFF)—to support not only the acceleration needed to achieve MDG 4 and 5, but also a more long-term vision through 2030 to end preventable maternal and child deaths.Dr. Ana Langer, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health welcomes this fund and its strategy. “The focus on both maternal, child and reproductive health for women and girls and 2030 as a finish line is most welcome as it reflects both a life cycle approach and proves consistent with the new set of goals that the global maternal and newborn health community has proposed post-2015,” said Dr. Langer.In addition, the establishment of this fund is a concrete action made by the global community to break down silos between initiatives and donors. This fund is collaborative by engaging a variety of stakeholders—from United Nations agencies to the private sector and domestic agencies—and integrates progress for both the MDGs and sustainable development goals.“The Global Financing Facility provides much needed support to the collective efforts of the maternal, newborn, child and reproductive health global and national communities to significantly advance the unfinished agenda that still affects millions of girls, women and children around the world,” said Dr. Langer as she reacted to the announcement.Dr. Langer also emphasized the importance of the strategic approach taken by GFF to accelerate progress in countries that are falling short of their MDGs. “The GFF will focus on the most vulnerable countries having the potential, therefore, to reduce the unacceptable disparities that currently exist between countries and population groups,” said Dr. Langer.The GFF is not only for financing health initiatives, but will also aid developing countries to grow their economies from low- to middle-income and transition to long-term sustainable domestic financing.Lastly, “the GFF emphasizes health information systems, an incredibly critical but weak area in most low- and middle-income countries. Having reliable and timely information will allow us to identify priorities, track progress, and improve accountability,” said Dr. Langer.The jumpstart to this fund comes with a pledge of $400 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), $600 million from Norway, and $200 million from Canada. These resources will work jointly with public-private partnerships and low-interest loans and grants through the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA). The combination of these resources is up to $4 billion and it is anticipated that this momentum will also mobilize additional funds from other donors, both domestic and international funds, and the private sector.Countries and key partners are now consulting as they make plans for the design and implementation of GFF. The fund is expected to be fully functional in 2015.Original news story: Development Partners Support the Creation of Global Financing Facility to Advance Women’s and Children’s HealthShare this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Be our Member of the Week!

first_imgWho’s next? It could be you! If you have a profile with a photo in our Freelancers Yellow Pages, a website of your own, and a few minutes to answer our five interview questions, you could be featured on the Freelancers Union blog. Past members of the week have included a food stylist, a contortionist, a puppeteer, and a casting director. To be considered for member of the week, email the blog.last_img

8 ways freelancers can stand out from competitors and get more clients

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.So, you’re a freelancer…No matter what is the reason for working freelance, you want to stay one step ahead of your competitors and get more clients, which means improving your gigs.Here’s the deal: 

More and more people quit their jobs to become full-time freelancers, and the niche is getting more competitive. In fact, 57.3 million people in the US are doing freelance work. Thus, standing out from the crowd is a must when it comes to creating an advantage for yourself.Here comes the list of ways on how to win your clients’ trust and get more freelance orders:Build Your Online PortfolioWhen you have no experience, it’s nearly impossible to get orders. Thus, you need to build your portfolio first. It’s an actionable way to demonstrate your skills and abilities.Although listing your works is important, don’t forget to tell more about yourself and benefits to work with you. Remember that potential clients want to delegate some tasks to make their life easier, so you need to show them what their problems you can solve and how. Thus, write down short descriptions of your works and include links.If you have a great list of samples, add the best ones to make your portfolio outstanding.Consult Your Client for FreeAlthough you work freelance to earn money, sometimes you need to invest your time and effort into getting your name out, and consulting potential clients for free can be a key. If you want to hook your clients’ attention, you need to show your professional skills, and consulting can help you a lot. It may interest clients in the collaboration and earn trust from them. Moreover, the word-of-mouth advertising is a great way for building awareness.Send Your Work in TimeIf you meet deadlines, that’s great. If you send your orders in time, that’s even better.When you send your work in time, you show your attitude toward the client and the project and perform as a responsible worker who takes care of client’s needs. The faster you complete your task, the better. However, never sacrifice the quality of your work as you need to deliver A+ tasks only.Stay ProactiveA good freelancer will complete the task according to the client’s guidelines. A great freelancer will stay proactive, suggesting his own ideas on how to make the most out of the task so that it can bring more value.For example, being a freelance copywriter, you can suggest topics that might be interesting for your client’s readers. Stay proactive to show that you take care of a client and his business.Be Honest with ClientsLet’s face it: clients can suggest crazy ideas from time to time, and it takes a lot of courage to tell them the truth about these ideas.Being honest with your clients helps to build trust, breed understanding, and organize a positive working environment. If you see that your client wants something that won’t be beneficial for the business, tell them the truth.Keep Up With Current TrendsNo matter what your niche is, you need to keep an eye on its trends to implement them to your work as fast as you can.How to keep up with the trends in your industry:Subscribe to popular trade journals newslettersFollow opinion leadersListen to your customersIf you know the trends, it’s easier for you to predict and satisfy your customers’ needs. Moreover, it’s a proof that you want to grow as a professional.Focus on Self-improvementTo stay one step ahead of your competitors and get more clients, you need to be interested in self-improvement as the more you know, the better it’s for your client and you. The modern world offers a great variety of activities for your growth (webinars, courses, news, etc.), and the only thing you need to do is to have a desire.Invest time into Building Business Connections43% of freelancers find work through networking.It means building great business connections is a must if you want to stay competitive on the market. The more contacts you have, the more projects you can get. 

Although your work day must include working on projects, don’t forget to invest your time into building business connections.Most freelancers find their gigs through freelancing platforms, previous connections, and friends’ recommendations. 
Maintain good relationships with potential customers and never forget to share your recent projects to show people what you’ve been working on recently.In a WordThe sustainability of your freelance business is essential, and you need to stay one step ahead of your competitors. Thus, having positive work habits is a must.Hugh Beaulac is an aspiring entrepreneur who runs MC2 project. He works freelance to keep a work-life balance. Get in touch with @HughBeaulac on Twitter.last_img read more

Don’t Let Thanksgiving Turn Into a Plumbing Disaster

first_imgHow much do you pay for heating? Depending on where you live, it’s a good chunk of money during the wintertime. Even though we live in the South (in lovely Raleigh!), we’re not immune to getting some cold weather.   With winter coming… Full Story,Tips to help turn those homebuying dreams into reality. From outstanding credit card debt to massive student loans, financial difficulties are barring more and more millennials from becoming homeowners. While the vision of buying a first home may seem hopelessly… Full Story,When most people imagine buying a house, they think about how many bedrooms they need or what kind of porch they want. When they think about homebuying costs, they decide how much to put down and what their maximum home… Full Story,One of my favorite shows is Sex and the City. Those women lived glamorous lives I could only dream about. And, Carrie, a writer, was living my dream life as a famous writer in Manhattan. One of the storylines that… Full Story,Last year, my husband and I were packing up our Denver apartment to prepare for our move back to his home state of Indiana. We’d put an offer in on a house and had only given ourselves a couple of… Full Story,A few years ago Dave Munson and his family decided to move from their 5,600-square-feet, 8-bedroom house in the city of San Antonio, Texas, to a smaller, unique living situation: tents. Well, fancy, upscale tents that total 2,000 square feet… Full Story,It’s a well-known fact that your personal environment affects your mental health. If you live in a beautifully decorated home with plenty of plants and green space nearby, your risk for anxiety and depression is lower. If you spend your… Full Story,My husband and I were so excited to buy our house. We’d been renting since college and were eager to have our own place. Finally, no one could tell us how many dogs we could have or how many posters… Full Story,Last summer, I was forced to relocate out of my cozy, bungalow-style apartment in West L.A. Living in one of the most unaffordable rental markets in the U.S., I was resigned to the fact that, to enjoy my ideal setup… Full Story,When you buy a home, you’re making an investment in yourself and your future. You’re building  financial stability, equity, and experience. You have a place to call your own and you can customize the space just how you want. As… Full Storylast_img read more

Squeeze the Most Out of Your Dollars: How to Juice on a Budget

first_img Post navigation Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related It’s not your imagination – juicing is everywhere these days.On the face of it, drinking your produce isn’t an obvious money-saver — you’re taking a large quantity of vegetables or fruit and turning it into a small amount of juice.But compared with buying fancy bottled juices from a store or fresh made from a juice bar, which can easily run $5 or more apiece, making your own juice at home can be much cheaper.That’s especially true if you can score bulk discounts at a warehouse club or focus on in-season goods (which will be at their cheapest year round).And if you’re really looking to make a go of juicing, experts suggests trading up to a more expensive but more efficient juicer, which can extract more juice from the same amount of produce.Inexpensive but tasty recipes help, too. We asked juice fans for their best combos.Here are six to try:Alkalizing Green JuiceMelanie and Nick Angelis, of TheGrecianGarden.com are fans of this mix. “I drink this one at least once a day, sometimes twice,” says Melanie.Push through the juicer half a cucumber, four stalks of celery, two large handfuls of greens, half a lemon, and either one or two cloves of garlic or a half-inch nub of ginger.Get the greens through by pushing them down with the cucumber or celery, they suggest.Body QuencherBODY of Santa Fe owner Lorin
Parish makes this blend — one of the café’s most popular — with two large carrots, three-quarters of a medium beet, a tablespoon and a half of ginger, 
and a half-tablespoon lemon.Pink ExplosionAvid juicer Sarah Taylor, a manager at Admission-essays.org, uses this Vitamin-C-rich blend as a wake up.Juice one-eighth of a watermelon and five ounces of strawberries. “It’s a perfect option to begin your day,” she says.Apple MotiniBlendedRecipes.com suggests this mix: four sliced apples, two sliced cucumbers, a handful of mint, one sliced lime, 
and a cup and a half spinach
.Vitality Juice“It contains superfoods and granny smith apples for a little tang,” says Swissôtel Chicago sous chef Chris Polo, who has the mix on the in-room dining menu. “Ginger is also wonderful for the palette and balances it out nicely.”To make, juice one cup kale with stems removed, one lemon, 
a 
cored granny smith apple, and a tablespoon of peeled ginger.Peach Berry Cocktail“Always dilute fruit juice with water to avoid blood sugar issues,” say the Angelis.Juice two halved and pitted peaches, 
one peeled orange, and a half-cup blueberries, raspberries, or pitted cherries. Then add a half-cup purified water to dilute.Frugal Foodie is a journalist based in New York City who spends her days writing about personal finance and obsessing about what she’ll have for dinner. Chat with her on Twitter through @MintFoodie http://www.twitter.com/mintfoodie.last_img read more