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Fabregas admits throwing pizza at Sir Alex

first_img0Shares0000Cesc Fabregas reacts in a past game for ChelseaLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 5- Cesc Fabregas has finally confessed he threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson during the famous ‘Battle of the Buffet’ at Old Trafford.The Chelsea midfielder had long been suspected as the culprit in 2004 after Manchester United had beaten Arsenal 2-0 to end their 49-game unbeaten Premier League run and he has confessed on Sky One’s A League Of Their Own. On the upcoming episode, host James Corden asks Fabregas: “Tonight, can we finally put the case of the flying pizza to bed once and for all? Were you the culprit that thew the pizza?”“Yes,” replied Fabregas.“All of a sudden, I heard noises (from the tunnel) and I thought what’s happening? So I go out with my slice of pizza and I saw Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Martin Keown… everyone pushing each other.“I was like, I want to get in but I don’t know how to and I threw… peeew… just threw it. Once I saw it was hitting, like, who it was hitting, which I didn’t mean…”Fabregas confirmed the pizza hit Ferguson in the face and added: “I apologise Sir Alex, really didn’t mean to do that!”The game itself was given extra spice due to Keown’s treatment of Ruud van Nistelrooy in the same fixture a year earlier, after the United striker had missed a penalty.Arsenal were furious at Gary and Phil Neville for ‘kicking’ Jose Antonio Reyes, as well as Van Nistelrooy raking his studs down Ashley Cole’s shin, and Ferdinand bundling over Freddie Ljungberg when clean through on goal.Their sense of injustice grew when Wayne Rooney threw himself over Campbell’s outstretched leg to win a penalty that turned the game in United’s favour.-By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Warriors snap losing skid, beat Grizzlies 114-95

first_imgMEMPHIS — As forward Draymond Green laid on the ground clutching his right elbow, what seemed like a breakthrough night for the Warriors suddenly looked like just another bad break.The Warriors were up 79-65 with less than three minutes left in the third quarter when Green hit the ground hard after contesting Grizzlies’ guard Tyus Jones’ shot at the rim. With an apparent right elbow contusion, Green … Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery and video on your mobile device.last_img read more

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Dear College Students: LinkedIn Is Not The Same As Facebook

first_imgbrian s hall Related Posts College students are understood to be incredibly savvy at social networking – 90% regularly use Facebook, for example. Yet too many students fail to leverage readily available professional social networking platforms, such as LinkedIn, to help launch or accelerate their careers. In my first post on this phenomenon, I was struck by two seemingly opposing facts:More than half of recent graduates are either unemployed or underemployed.Nearly half of current college students “have never used LinkedIn – typically thought of as the social network for job seekers.” Even among those that do, LinkedIn is not typically a priority in their job search. Are students blissfully naive? Certain that they will land that perfect job upon graduation based solely on personal relationships? Are colleges not doing enough to promote the value of professional networking? What about LinkedIn itself ? Could it do more to appeal to students?Turns out, there is plenty of blame to spread around.(See also Why Aren’t College Students Using LinkedIn To find Jobs?)Fear Uncertainty And DoubtA common theme across commenters and tweeters of my first post was that students need help in their employment search and aren’t sure how to get it despite the many online services available to them. Students aren’t convinced their schools are doing enough to guide them, and many simply do not believe LinkedIn, for example, offers much help for students just starting out in the professional world. A sampling of comments:LinkedIn contains useless job listings:Companies that rely on LinkedIn for recruiting are generally doing so because they don’t want to pay for any other means of finding good people—and that pretty much tells you all you need to know.Colleges are not helping:I just spent 2 hours with my Intern (who is a Senior at our local University) learning Linkedin. She said that her University “tells” the Seniors that they need and should have a profile on Linkedin but don’t tell them “how” to do it. That generation is very computer savvy, however, [they] don’t know what to put onto Linkedin.Students fail to understand LinkedIn’s potential:Several years ago I founded a LinkedIn discussion group, Girls Who Print, for women in the printing industry, which has grown into a worldwide “virtual” sorority. Each year, I find more college students join in order to begin making connections within the industry.  LinkedIn is of no use to a student:As a college student with little/no experience and one of millions looking for internships, do you think a ‘Connect With Me on LinkedIn’ will set a candidate apart? No. This will be made on campus, through networking events or through their specific on campus organizations. LinkedIn Needs To Do More For StudentsNicole Williams, a career expert who consults on behalf of LinkedIn, was surprised by students’ general lack of acceptance of LinkedIn, given how “social media savvy” they’re assumed to be. “There is a lag, and we’re working hard to rectify that lag,” Williams said.LinkedIn employs Williams, among others, to speak at schools and other events college-age students are likely to attend. Williams says she urges students to understand what LinkedIn can offer even students just beginning a career. “You have to be searchable. Students need a strategic professional brand online that they control.”  “LinkedIn is committed to helping college students utilize the platform,” Williams noted. That’s not only about finding connections or job listings, she added. “The power of LinkedIn is that you can find someone online, know where they graduated from, learn the trajectory of their career, track their experience and replicate that if you want your career to look like that.”Students Have Professional Networking ChoicesDespite LinkedIn’s outreach, the fact that many college students are not fully leveraging the site creates opportunities for competitors. Eyal Grayevsky, CEO of FirstJob, a service that specializes in entry level jobs for college students and recent grads, was well aware of the meager number of college students using LinkedIn. “From our point of view, LinkedIn has seen low engagement from the younger demographic because its core focus is professional networking, something that doesn’t appeal to someone who has little-to-no professional experience.”But Grayevsky added that college students typically underestimate the “wealth of company connections” available to them. These may be from alumni networks, volunteer work and other connections, for example.It’s easy to blame supposedly social-savvy students for not fully promoting their online “brand” and not availing themselves of all possible professional social networking opportunities.But maybe there’s also a big difference between the kinds of friends-and-family social networking skills possessed by many young adults and what they need to know to network for professional purposes. Being a whiz at creating interesting Facebook posts, sharing slick Instagram pictures and composing pithy tweets may not easily translate into job-search skills. Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#education#employment#LinkedIn#social networking last_img read more

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Kashmir parties criticise Governor Satya Pal Malik

first_imgA slew of decisions taken by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday sparked sharp reactions from Jammu and Kashmir’s regional parties, which suspected that these moves were “motivated”.Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former State Law Minister Abdul Haq Khan said his party warned the Governor’s administration against “fiddling with the existing State subject laws”.He described the administration’s move to amend rules of Jammu & Kashmir Protection of Human Rights Act — by virtue of which the State Human Rights Commission will be unable to investigate any complaint of human rights violation submitted one year after the incident — “an act beyond its mandate”.“The Governor’s rule is a transitory arrangement and Governor Malik should avoid disrupting the existing laws and procedures. People here have been worst victims of human rights violations and there is no time-frame for the problems they have faced,” Mr. Haq said.Engineer Rashid, who heads the Awami Ittehad Party, said the order issued regarding SHRC functioning “should be immediately revoked”.“With lack of accountability for men in uniform, the SHRC is still a ray of hope. The Governor’s move is part of a well-crafted strategy to suppress the voice of the masses,” Mr. Rashid said.The administration’s move to “change and ease” procedures for issuing Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC), a certificate issued to domicile citizens of J&K, has also come under cover of suspicion.“Mr, Malik is going into the most crucial and important territory of PRC, which could further disturb the situation on the ground. It is well advised to the Governor administration not to fiddle with existing systems and procedures,” said PDP’s Khan. “The system of granting the PRC is an established practice and should not be diluted at any cost. This is a matter of the identity of the State and any attempt to relax it will meet with resistance. It can open a Pandora box if the procedure is relaxed in any way,” he added. Under criticism, a government spokesman said the process for issuance of PRCs in J&K “remains unchanged”. “But district development commissioners have been asked only to explain the causes of delay on the complaints alleging unprecedented delay in its issuance,” said the spokesman.Meanwhile, the National Conference on Saturday staged protests at all district headquarters of the State and sought a rollback of the SAC decision of declaring J&K Bank a public sector undertaking.“The decision will downgrade and put the prestigious institution at par with any other state public sector undertaking,” said a NC spokesman.last_img read more

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Jamaica can Tap into Huge Economic Potential of Disabled Community – Consultant

first_imgStory Highlights Equality and Inclusion Consultant, United Kingdom (UK), Haqeeq Bostan, says Jamaica can seek to tap into the huge economic potential of the disabled community by creating a more inclusive society. Mr. Bostan said this concept of inclusivity, deemed the ‘purple economy’, has been working in the UK, where persons with disabilities are now being adequately accommodated and are participating in society and economic activities. “That means that disabled people, when they can’t work, they are not paying their taxes; they are recipients of benefits rather than contributors to the economy. They are not going out there and spending; instead, they are having to rely on services. They are more likely to be users of services,” he said. Equality and Inclusion Consultant, United Kingdom (UK), Haqeeq Bostan, says Jamaica can seek to tap into the huge economic potential of the disabled community by creating a more inclusive society.Mr. Bostan said this concept of inclusivity, deemed the ‘purple economy’, has been working in the UK, where persons with disabilities are now being adequately accommodated and are participating in society and economic activities.As a result of becoming more inclusive, that country is now benefiting from the disability market, which, according to research, is contributing £16.2 billion to the treasury and is worth more than £200 billion.“When you start to include people, then cost to society lowers, as people are able to make more of a contribution,” Mr. Bostan said while speaking at an Inclusion and Diversity Summit at the University of Technology (UTech) in St. Andrew on Wednesday (November 29).He pointed out that societies, especially business interests, must become more inclusive in order to take advantage of the estimated spend of about US$1 trillion of the one billion disabled persons around the world.“If you start to include friends and family of those disabled people, you’re pushing the number up to 2.5 billion people and a US$6.9-trillion annual disposable income. That is a huge market, and not including disabled people by having an excluded society, businesses are not taking full advantage of that spending power,” he said.Key to realising the value of the disabled community, Mr. Bostan said, is dispelling the negative perception of disabled persons not having the capacity to make meaningful contributions to the society. He said society loses more than it gains when it excludes this cohort.Quoting findings from the World Bank, Mr. Bostan noted that in the United States alone, between US$1.3 trillion and US$1.9 trillion are lost as a result of not accommodating the needs of disabled people.“That means that disabled people, when they can’t work, they are not paying their taxes; they are recipients of benefits rather than contributors to the economy. They are not going out there and spending; instead, they are having to rely on services. They are more likely to be users of services,” he said.Turning to Kingston, Mr. Bostan said the capital is well on its way to becoming a more inclusive city for persons with disabilities, in terms of the steps that have been made to empower the community through greater access to education, healthcare and the built environment.Mr. Bostan said the staging of the Summit was another tangible indication that Kingston (and Jamaica in general) is on its way to becoming more exclusive. The event served to explore the economic and social value of making Kingston a more inclusive city for disabled persons.He praised the organisers, Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD), in partnership with the British Council, for staging the event, adding that it was also commendable that several government ministers were in attendance.Those present were Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton; State Minister for Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams; Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson; and State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, who participated in a panel discussion.All ministers committed to continue championing the cause for the disabled, and highlighted the various measures, programmes and activities the Government has in place to cater to this group.These include the enactment of the Disabilities Act; the provision of economic empowerment grants and assistive devices to enable persons with disabilities to become economically independent; and plans to retrofit all primary and secondary schools across the island with lifts and ramps to improve access by persons with disabilities.Held under the theme: ‘Towards Kingston as an Inclusive City for Persons with Disabilities’, the Summit is the first in a three-part conversation to include policymakers and stakeholders, examining the importance of transforming Kingston into an inclusive city for locals and visitors.last_img read more