#JaVotes2016: No cooking gas, no vote

first_img Various party affiliates have, however, been making the rounds in vehicles in an effort to mobilise voters. One resident, who was offered a lift to the polling station told The Gleaner that she refused, as she has no reason to vote. Seventy – five year – old Mercelin Bennett says she will be willing to vote if she was provided with cooking gas. Bennett says she has voted in past elections, but will not yield unless her immediate needs are met, which at this time is gas to prepare her next meal. Voting in the community of Danvers Pen in the St Thomas West constituency is off to a slow start. Most of the persons at the Prospect Primary School polling station in the district are in fact election day workers, with actual voters few and far between.last_img

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Ozil recalls first meeting with Zidane My hands were sweating

first_imgMesut Ozil recalled the moment he first met his footballing idol Zinedine Zidane at Real MadridLos Blancos signed Ozil in 2010 following his breakthrough tournament with Germany at the World Cup that summer in South Africa.The former Werder Bremen playmaker was one of Jose Mourinho’s first signings as Real manager with Zidane being promoted into a coaching role in the process as he implemented his changes at the club.Now Ozil has revealed just how intimidated he felt being in the same dressing room as his idol Zidane.“I was really nervous, my hands were sweating but he was really calm and cool and I really enjoyed meeting him,” Ozil told Sky Sports.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I liked his style of football, always playing with vision and calm on the pitch and to see another player in a better position – he was not selfish.“I was happy to meet him while at Madrid – he was always my idol and I still watch clips of him sometimes before games and how he used to play.”Ozil managed 27 goals and 81 assists in 159 appearances across all competitions for Real before he left for Arsenal in 2013.The German also won a La Liga title and Copa Del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu.Meanwhile, Zidane eventually became the head coach of Real and led them to an unprecedented three successive Champions League titles before leaving in May.last_img read more

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Mans death under investigation in Chula Vista

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 18, 2019 June 18, 2019 Man’s death under investigation in Chula Vista KUSI Newsroom, CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances Tuesday on a South Bay roadside.Two women walking in the 1400 block of Broadway in Chula Vista spotted the body on the ground near a sidewalk shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to police.The deceased man, identified as 56-year-old Ivan Velez, appeared to have suffered suspicious injuries, Lt. Dan Peak said. Velez is believed to have been homeless, the lieutenant said.No suspects in the case had been identified as of late afternoon. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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RBI approves appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as new CEO Managing Director of

first_imgA signboard of the ICICI bank is pictured outside a bank in New DelhiReuters filePrivate sector lender ICICI Bank on Tuesday said the RBI has approved Sandeep Bakshi’s appointment as Managing Director and CEO of the bank for three years.After the resignation of Chanda Kochhar, who was facing the inquiry, earlier this month, the bank’s board had elevated Chief Operating Officer (COO) Bakshi as the new managing director and CEO for five years until October 3, 2023, subject to regulatory and other approvals.”We wish to inform you that RBI vides its letter no DBR Appt. No. 3065 /08.88.001/2018-19 dated October 15, 2018, has approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as Managing Director and CEO of the Bank for a period of three years with effect from October 15, 2018,” ICICI Bank said in a BSE filing.The private sector lender said Bakshi had joined the group in 1986. He was appointed as the MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company on August 1, 2010, where under his leadership the company redesigned various products, re-engineered the distribution architecture and made the significant improvement in productivity.He successfully led the listing of the company. Facing inquiry over the charges of nepotism and conflict of interest, ICICI Bank’s former MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar had quit the bank on October 4, six months before her current tenure was to end. Kochhar, 57, also resigned from all subsidiaries of the bank, including ICICI Securities where she had sought reappointment as the chairperson.last_img read more

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Heels and Helmets Helps Level The Playing Field For Women In Business

first_imgShavannia Williams launched Heels and Helmets which uses sports analogies through its football training camps to help level the playing field for women in business. (Courtesy photo)At one of the great temples of college football Shavannia Williams learned to play the game with the big boys.Williams began her career in sports marketing as an undergrad at the University of Michigan across the hall from legendary coach Bo Schembechler when Tom Brady was fighting for time at quarterback.  Though Schembechler had long since hung up his whistle and put down the clipboard by the time she got to Ann Arbor the Hall of Fame coach uttered a game changing salvo in passing that would resonate with her as she began her career.“Don’t let the boys make you afraid,” Williams remembers.With that in mind Williams launched Heels and Helmets, an organization that helps women succeed and advance in the corporate world by breaking down communications barriers through the prism of sports.  The philosophy is to teach women how to speak and understand sports vernacular while using it to create gender equity in America’s workforce by helping them interact with male decisions makers and level the playing field for professional advancement.Williams launched Heels and Helmets as a blog in January 2010 hoping to give women the competitive advantage in the workplace by helping them direct business conversations in the context of sports.  The ability to comprehend sports analogies was something that she learned was intimidating to even most successful most women through conversations with friends who were lawyers and lobbyists on Capitol Hill.“I want women to be true to themselves,” said Williams.  “We’re not trying to change who they are.  This is just another tool in the toolbox to help compete in business”.Her friend Tiffany Moore was the inspiration that turned her concept into a company.  Moore, who was on the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the time, asked her to explain what the football analogies meant after a corporate presentation she attended where they resonated with the larger audience.  Williams, who was a corporate sales representative with the Washington Wizards at the time, realized that her sports acumen and those in her inner circle gave them an advantage in relaxed corporate settings that could help lead them to greater professional success dealing with men.“That’s when the light bulb went off for me,” said Williams.  “The ability to communicate on a level that men can relate to helps break down barriers in the workplace.  Often it’s not about discrimination that hinders advancement it’s really about getting more women into the loop”.The Heels and Helmets mission brings women into that loop through professional development opportunities during sports themed workshops, events, and philanthropy.  Football and golf are the premise for the Football For Business Ladies Training Camp and the Afternoon Golf Tee.  Since the NFL is the most popular sport in the United States and golf is corporate America’s most popular recreational pastime Williams not only gives women the acumen to compete and communicate about those sports she prepares helps bridge the gap with men .“Relationships are key in business,” said Samira Cook, Vice President for Business Development at the National Reinvestment Coalition.  “The football training camp and golf clinic] provided our clients at the D.C. Women’s Business Center with tools to interact with their male counterparts.”Though 50 percent of America’s workforce is women less than 15 percent are in management.  Williams hopes Heels and Helmets will close the gap by giving them confidence to communicate effectively.“It’s a matter of breaking down language and cultural barriers that impede team building,” said Williams.  “Learning how to talk football and golf in particular teaches women how to chop it up with the big boys”.last_img read more

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