Struggles in second half doom Humboldt State men in loss to Sonoma State

first_imgArcata >> The Humboldt State men’s basketball team entered the final weekend of the regular season with so many combinations of how it could make the conference tournament that it would leave the Jacks’ heads spinning.There was a simple equation out for the taking. But now they’ll have to take the long way.Humboldt State’s postseason status will come down to the final day of the 2016-17 regular season, as the Jacks couldn’t hold onto a 15-point second-half lead and fell 65-56 to rival Sonoma …last_img

‘Strength in Numbers’ was a taunt, not a mantra, for Warriors in Game 3

first_imgOAKLAND — Klay Thompson had never missed a playoff game in his professional career before a hamstring injury kept him out of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.And boy did the Warriors miss him.Without Thompson’s shooting and elite-level defense, the Warriors had to smash and grind for all 48 minutes of a pivotal game. And while Stephen Curry turned in a magical, inspiring, 47-point performance to give Golden … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/06/bang_adb73508-5800-4911-b198-04d9fa09f330″]last_img

Sasol gets women – and water – wise

first_imgThrough the Women Empowerment Strategy, Sasol’s Nolitha Fakude aims to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company. (Image: oecd.org) • Jacqui O’Sullivan Vice President: Group Corporate Branding and Communication Dusi Canoe Marathon +27 82 883 9697 jacqui.osullivan@sasol.com • Celebrating 60 years of the Women’s Charter • Female refugees face particular problems • Mandela: a champion for women’s rights • South African research funding fourth-highest in the world • Top female chefs dice it out for Mzansi honours Shamin ChibbaIt is difficult to speak of mining alongside women’s rights and environmental sustainability. Mining is an adversary to both causes as it is a major pollutant and an unforgiving environment for women. But when Nolitha Fakude became Sasol’s executive vice president for sustainability and human resources in 2005, environmental and women’s issues became a major concern for the petroleum company.When Fakude first took up her post, she set out to clean up Sasol’s water use. It was under her eye that Sasol launched Water Sense, an initiative that aims to implement the company’s water sustainability policies across all its operations around the world.Under her leadership, Sasol had decreased water use from 151-million cubic metres in 2011 to 148-million cubic metres in 2012. It also recycled nearly 143-million cubic metres of water in 2012 compared to 128-million cubic metres in 2011. And according to Fakude, the company will further improve the way it uses water.Sasol had also teamed up with Emfuleni Municipality and sustainable development services company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit on a project that saved 1-million cubic metres of water and created about 80 plumbing, water conservation and learner technician jobs created in the local community.The 49-year-old’s goal is not only to make Sasol an environmentally sustainable company, but also a company that promotes gender equality within the workplace. Nolitha Fakude, CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for 2014. (Image: GCIS) Fakude has been involved in implementing three initiatives that aim to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company. The Sasol Women’s Network runs a number of mentoring programmes that provide women with the appropriate skills to excel in the company. Additionally, Sasol’s Women Empowerment Strategy has also helped women in the company to reach their full potential. The Women in Mining Development Programme is an ongoing attraction, growth and retention plan which focuses on the development of women across all levels of the business. As a result, women already occupy 22.6% of all management positions at Sasol Mining.Fakude’s involvement in bettering women’s standing in the mining industry earned her the top honour in the Mining and Petrochemical Sector category at the CEO Magazine Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards in July 2014.Despite the changes she has made at the petrochemical company, Fakude believes that there is still more work that needs to be done to ensure women are fully accepted in the workplace across all sectors. Speaking from the World Economic Forum summit in Davos in 2011, Fakude said that an economy cannot be run without women. She added that although South Africa has legislation that enables equality in the workplace, the results are not what the country had hoped for. “As we moved forward with Black Economic Empowerment the focus was more on black and less on women. Women and gender issues are very much linked to black issues. You cannot talk about black without talking about black women.”last_img read more

Glitz4Girlz ® Velvet Scrunchie Hair Band : Velvet Scrunchie

first_imgArrived very quickly and i wear it all the time. It’s just what i was looking for so i’m very pleased. Product as described, good quality and arrived on time. Great seller, thanks very much. Glitz4Girlz® Black Velvet Scrunchie Hair BandTake on that eighties trend with this gorgeous velvet scrunchie! Perfect for use on those bad hair days, this scrunchie is a must have this season! Good product, lasted me ages, exactly what i expected it to be, really like it and hasn’t broken it at all and lasted for a while love it. I wear this allllll the time. Holds hair well and i much prefer it to tying my hair up with a regular elastic bobble. Lovely hair accessory, it is strongly elasticated for those of us with thick hair and i wear it often. Glitz4Girlz® Black Velvet Scrunchie Hair Band : Arrived very quickly and i wear it all the time. It’s just what i was looking for so i’m very pleased. Product as described, good quality and arrived on time. Great seller, thanks very much. Does the job plus quite surprised how cheap they are so definately a bargain. Does the job plus quite surprised how cheap they are so definately a bargain. I wear this allllll the time. Holds hair well and i much prefer it to tying my hair up with a regular elastic bobble. Good product, lasted me ages, exactly what i expected it to be, really like it and hasn’t broken it at all and lasted for a while love it. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-07 13:55:13Reviewed Item Glitz4Girlz® Black Velvet Scrunchie Hair BandRating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  11  reviewsPrice£1.85last_img read more

Cartoon: Click (And Click, And Click) to Donate

first_imgTags:#Cartoons#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… In times of horrific disaster, we want to reach out and help. That’s especially true if we’ve actually seen events unfold in front of us as they happened, whether it’s on live TV or Twitter.For the organizations and agencies that raise money to provide relief, this is a critical time. Potential donors are seized with the urgency of the situation – and are flocking to their websites.Which means usability suddenly takes on even greater importance. Add one form field too many, program in an unnecessary intermediate step, put a button here instead of there, and you can lose those donors… and the money they might have given.That might sound silly and irrational, and it is. Nobody deliberately makes the calculated decision that their compassion for another human being is outweighed by the inconvenience of a poorly-coded pull-down menu.But unconsciously, that’s exactly what happens: some part of our brain figures we’ve clicked one too many times, and bails on a cause we care about. Maybe that doesn’t speak well of us as a species, but it speaks volumes about the importance of usability testing.On the other hand, our less rational sides can sometimes make us donate when we perhaps should be taking a step back and looking critically at the recipient. The folks at Charity Navigator have a series of suggestions for you to consider before you make your contribution to help folks in Japan, and it’s well worth reading.How usability affects online fundraising is just one of the things I’ll be looking to learn more about next week at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC. I’ll be cartoon-blogging the event; if you’re coming too, be sure to say hi.More Noise to Signal. rob cottinghamcenter_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts last_img read more

How to Think About Your Critics

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now It’s easier to be a critic than it is to be a creator. The critic has only to find fault. They believe that the value that they create is in tearing others down. In truth, the critic is so afraid of having their own work criticized that they can’t bring themselves to produce anything of their own. So instead, they criticize.The critic hates what he sees in you. He hates that you have the audacity, the courage, the bravery to put yourself out there, to create, to ship. Because he can’t bring himself to create, he hates you for being able to do what he himself cannot.But the critic still wants what you have. He wants to be thought of as a creator. He wants the audience. He wants the accolades. He wants the attention. And he will do or say anything to anything to get attention, mistakenly believing that all attention is good attention.You don’t owe the critic a response or reply. You don’t owe critic a defense of your creation. You don’t owe him your energy. His real struggle is not with you. His struggle is really with himself. There isn’t a single argument that you can make in defense of your work that will help the critic win the battle he is fighting with himself. Defending your work only feeds the critic, it doesn’t help him.Pity the TrollTrolls leave a trail of negativity, criticism, and vitriol behind (especially here in the social web). They don’t understand that in their desperate attempt to be noticed, they’re gaining attention for something so negative that only their brother and sister trolls pay them any heed. Instead of winning friends and influencing people, they alienate the very audience whose attention it is they seek.Trolls don’t know that their is no real audience for trolls. They don’t recognize how others perceive them.The only response to trolls is to ignore them. Feeding trolls only gives them the false impression that what they’re doing by criticizing you is actually creating, that it adds value. It doesn’t.You create because you are a creator. If you create because you want to win over the trolls, you’re creating for the wrong reasons. You create for the people that appreciate your creation. You create for the people that find value in what you do. And unless you are a troll, trolls are not your audience.Push the publish button.QuestionsHave you ever let your fear of the critic stop you from creating or publishing your work?Was your critic who you really had in mind at the birth of your creation?How should you feel about the fact that your work doesn’t resonate with people for whom it was never intended?The most important “block” button is not the one you can click on the web. It’s the one in your mind. Who do you have to be to press the real “block” button?last_img read more

ZP official alleges threat by minister, opts to retire

first_imgThe Additional CEO of Akola Zila Parishad has opted for voluntary retirement citing “threats and pressure” from the Minister of State for Home Ranjeet Patil, who is also the guardian minister of the district.“On February 12, the guardian minister had organised a ‘Janata Darbar’ in Akola. During this programme, the guardian minister spoke to me in unparliamentary and abusive language publicly. He also pressurised me to accept some tenders. I told him that accepting tenders, without following proper procedure, will be illegal but he got angry on me,” Subhash Pawar has said in his letter to Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Water Resources Department of Maharashtra government.Mr. Pawar has also alleged in his letter that the minister also threatened him during the programme.“The guardian minister threatened that he would see how to implicate me in some scandals since he is the minister of state for home. He also asked me as to why do I work as a government servant. I never experienced such treatment from anyone during my 25 years long service. My tenure as a government servant is spotless. This entire episode has increased my mental stress which is why I don’t intend to continue in the service anymore,” Mr. Pawar has said in his letter seeking voluntary retirement. Mr. Patil did not respond to calls from The Hindu.last_img read more