+1 Share 0 ETF Entrepreneurship Award 2019 Tweet ← Voices of SDG16+:Stories of Global Action Deadline: 16 May 2019Open to: everyoneBenefits: the winners will be invited to take part in the 2019 edition of the European Vocational Skills Week in HelsinkiDescriptionDeveloping entrepreneurial mindsets is key in the EU’s drive to build more competitive and employable workforces. The European Training Foundation is seeking examples of good practice among training providers promoting entrepreneurship as a key competence in the ETF partner countries*. The winners will be invited to take part in the 2019 edition of the European Vocational Skills Week which will take place in Helsinki in October.Are you a learner, a teacher, a practical trainer, a school principal, an expert, an entrepreneur, a guidance officer involved in career guidance, education and training, skills development? Are you working with job seekers in an employment or recruitment agency? Do you have experience with staff training or with staff skills assessment in a company? Do you use technology to support learning? Do you have a story to tell about how developing skills and gaining qualifications benefit people?Do you have ideas about what works in:Helping young people get a foothold in the labor market, or move on to further education and training;Helping people acquire hands-on skills in the workplace;Promoting mobility of learners and teachers;Supporting marginalized or vulnerable people integrate in work and society through skills and qualifications;Helping people take a new career path later in life;Upskilling and reskilling workers in your business;Identifying and assessing skills and experience for people’s career development or further education and trainingUsing audio-visual or digital technology to support learning in the classroom, in the workplace or at home;Revamping an old VET programme and make it super attractive.Any other things that work that we haven’t even thought about.Your examples of what works will be showcased in a new publication ‘Skills and qualifications – benefits for people’ for more info, please see below), as well as on our website and social media. The publication will focus on practical experience, with many examples to inspire people and tools for them to use.EligibilityAnyone who has an interesting story to submit.BenefitsAll the stories meeting some basic criteria will be used in our new publication ‘Skills and qualifications – benefits for people’, mentioning your name and organization, or in other ETF publications and products.The most interesting stories will be picked to make ETF short films. Some of them will be shown at the ETF conference in 2019 (date to be confirmed). And we will share these films and promote them on our social media channels.A number of applicants will be invited to speak or participate in the 2019 ETF conference.How to apply? Complete the online application form in English, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish and submit.For more information please visit this website. Pocket Reddit Similar Stories May 10, 2019 Published by sanja LinkedIn 0 Fix The Photo Academic Scholarship 2019 →
DUBUQUE, Iowa (July 13) – He’s won six straight races at Dubuque Speedway this season and eight in a row dating back to last year. But Justin Kay has never won a race anywhere like he did at Dubuque on Sunday night. Kay inherited the lead in the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event when Mike Murphy Jr. broke with seven circuits left in the IMCA Late Model tour 50-lapper. Brian Harris then came from deep in the field to challenge before getting into the wall with two to go. Five lead changes, eight cautions and plenty of excitement preceded Kay’s $3,000 payday, the third this season and second straight for the top driver in the series point standings. “It was a wild night, that’s for sure. Apparently, being the leader wasn’t the place to be,” Kay said. “Murph had the car to beat and would have won if he hadn’t broke. I was right next to Harris when he hit the wall. He was going for it all.” Murphy, Dan Shelliam and Kay split time at or near the front much of the night. Kay took the initial green from 11th. Shelliam led laps five through 17 and Murphy enjoyed a lengthy stint there from laps 18-39 and again from 41-43 after getting back past Kay.Third-running Luke Goedert then caught a piece of a lapped car to bring out the yellow. He exited and was followed to the pits by Murphy, who had broken a bolt in his rear suspension. Kay was at the front while Scott Fitzpatrick, who had gone pitside to change a tire during a lap seven yellow, was second for the ensuing restart. The defending series champion, Harris seemingly came out of nowhere to challenge Kay in the final laps. His banzai charge ended in the wall, however, and Kay led the last two times around the track after the final restart Rob Moss, Jeff Aikey, 14th starting Andy Eckrich and Fitzpatrick completed the top five. Jason Rauen was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winner. Kay’s engine was checked for compression and cubic inches in post-race tech and was found to conform with IMCA specifications.Next up for the Deery Series is the Wednesday, Aug. 6 show at Independence Motor Speedway. Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Rob Moss, Iowa City; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 4. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; ; 5. Scott Fitzpatrick, Long Grove; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 7. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 8. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 9. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill.; 10. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 11. Doug Yates, Monticello; 12. Jeremy Grady, Story City; 13. Bobby Hansen, Center Point; 14. Brian Harris, Davenport; 15. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill.; 16. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg; 17. Jon Poll, Delmar; 18. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis.; 19. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 20. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 21. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake; 22. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque; 23. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; 24. Jason Rauen, Farley. 1st heat (top three) – 1. Tharp; 2. Rauen; 3. Moss; 4. Grady; 5. McKenna; 6. Beuseling; 7. Steve Schueller, Dubuque; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 9. Poll. 2nd heat – 1. Callahan; 2. Goedert; 3. Murphy; 4. Zrostlik; 5. Eckrich; 6. Darren Ackerman, Readlyn; 7. Becky Roth, Kieler, Wis.; 8. Ross Pierce, Dubuque.3rd heat – 1. Shelliam; 2. Kay; 3. Aikey; 4. Harris; 5. Rick Wendling, Hazleton; 6. Hansen; 7. Jason Udelhofen, Potosi, Wis.; 8. Curt Marks, Dubuque.4th heat – 1. Guss; 2. Fitzpatrick; 3. Dolan; 4. Yates; 5. Ryan; 6. Kastli; 7. Merfeld; 8. Steven Hunter, Hopkinton. 1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Harris; 2. Grady; 3. Beuseling; 4. Hansen; 5. Wendling; 6. McKenna; 7. Schueller; 8. DeFrance; 9. Marks; 10. Udelhofen; 11. Poll. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Eckrich; 2. Yates; 3. Zrostlik; 4. Kastli; 5. Ryan; 6. Ackerman; 7. Merfeld; 8. Pierce; 9. Hunter; 10. Roth. Hard charger – McKenna. Point provisionals – Ryan, Poll and Merfeld.
Lindsey Vonn competes on her way to win an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Lindsey Vonn won a downhill Sunday to match Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins, capping a comeback from two serious knee surgeries. (AP Photo/Andrea Solero, Ansa)CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Boyfriend Tiger Woods was watching on the Internet back in Florida where it was 5 a.m.Mom, dad and younger sister Laura were among the first to offer congratulations in person.Grandpa Don, meanwhile, can finally add the crowning achievement to his detailed multi-volume scrapbook collection on the family’s star skier.Lindsey Vonn had plenty of loved ones to turn to when she tied Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a downhill victory Sunday.In that sense, the latest milestone in a career filled with achievements was somewhat different.“It means a lot,” Vonn said. “Both my parents haven’t been able to come to any World Cups. My mother because she couldn’t afford it and my father because we weren’t speaking for a long time. And now I feel like everything is great with my family and to have my mom come to her first European World Cup and see my 62nd win is something very special.”Vonn was estranged from her father, Alan Kildow, while she was married to the former skier Thomas Vonn. But father and daughter repaired their relationship after Vonn separated from Thomas three years ago.“It’s nice that I can finally share these experiences with them,” Vonn said. “And also have it be historical moments for myself and for the sport. To share that with them is very special.”Vonn’s family — dad Alan, step mom Terri Kildow, mom Lindy Lund, step dad Todd Lund, and sister Laura Kildow — joined her on the podium to celebrate.While Vonn said she still considered her gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as her top career achievement, mom didn’t agree.“I’m very proud of her,” Vonn’s mother said. “It’s a lifetime achievement. It’s better than winning a gold medal. It’s much bigger. It’s huge … She has won every event. You can’t just be a slalom skier to do this.”Sister Laura, who is studying abroad in Florence, explained how their grandfather Don keeps an extensive collection of press clippings covering Vonn’s career.“He has 38 or 39 volumes,” Laura Kildow said.Usually, mom Lindy texts or emails Vonn before each race — most of which take place in the middle of the night or very early morning back in the United States.“Then I call Don and Shirley — her grandparents — and see what number she runs,” Lindy Lund said. “And I call them after each race and I see how she has done. Every race all season.”Vonn has two other sisters and a brother — triplets — who did not make the trip.Woods also couldn’t come, as he’s practicing for a tournament later this month in his return from a back injury. But he was watching and sent Vonn a congratulatory message.“He said, ‘Good job,’ and he’s proud of me,” Vonn said. “He was watching with his daughter Sam, so they were up early in the morning.”So might this record inspire Woods to revive his golf career and reach Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships? Woods has been stuck at 14 since 2008.“He’s a pretty determined guy,” Vonn said. “I don’t think he needs any inspiration from me. He’s been working really, really hard and I’m looking forward to watching him come back, because he has put a lot of work into it and I’m sure he’s going to be back on top soon.”Vonn added that Woods is planning to attend some of her races at next month’s world championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.“It’s tough to have two athletes competing at the same time, but he’s definitely going to make something work,” she said.Woods has already made a good impression on Vonn’s mom.“I’ve met him,” Lindy Lund told The Associated Press. “Nice guy. I like him.”Vonn’s dad first came to Europe for races in Bad Kleinkircheim last weekend, but those events were canceled due to difficult weather conditions in the Austrian resort.Vonn then finisheed 10th in a downhill on Friday, and had to wait a little longer when Saturday’s race was postponed to Sunday. She can break the record in a super-G on Monday.“I’m very proud of her,” Alan Kildow said. “She held up under the pressure. It’s been a long two weeks.”___Andrew Dampf can be followed at www.twitter.com/asdampfCopyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
IN SPORT.ES 20/07/2018 El Bayern Múnich tasa a Arturo Vidal en 30 millones Upd. on 23/07/2018 at 09:18 CEST Adrià Jariego Arturo Vidal will not stay at Bayern Munich next season. The German side have put the midfielder on the transfer market for 30 million euros. Bayern Munich have decided to sell him for three seasons. The continuous injuries suffered that have not let him play regularly, secondly his age (31), and thirdly they have signed Goretzka and are well covered in central midfield. Bayern are also looking to offload Bernat, Thiago and Boateng. Vidal’s value has decreased but they want to sell him before it drops further. Various sides are interested. Manchester United and Chelsea would like to buy him while Atletico Madrid have also been linked in Spain.
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Four of the Premier League’s top five highest paid players are now at Manchester United with Paul Pogba earning £280,000-per-week, Romelu Lukaku £250,000 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic £220,000.Kevin De Bruyne’s new Manchester City contract puts him third, with weekly wages of £280,000.Mr Naeem is a season ticket holder, but added: “Sir Alex Ferguson often used to say that from the kitchen to the top we are all one family. You would like to think that they would do everything to make sure that they are doing everything right ethically.”Reverend Ian Rutherford, Chair of Greater Manchester Citizens and City Centre Minister at Methodist Central Hall, Manchester said: “As the winter transfer window closes many workers at Old Trafford will be choosing between putting the heating on or a hot meal.“We’ve heard many stories about the real cost of life on low pay for workers at Old Trafford, many of whom are employed directly and struggling to live with dignity.”In a statement sent to talkSPORT, the club said: “Manchester United pays its staff competitive salaries for the jobs they undertake. We have many variations of contracts in place due to the size of the club, although all permanent employees, whether engaged on a full or part-time hours basis, are paid the Voluntary Living Wage, in line with the Premier League agreement.“Staff welfare is very important to the club and we consistently score in the top quartile of employers measured in independent surveys on staff satisfaction.”At 11am on 1 February, campaigners will deliver a letter to Manchester United’s Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, outlining their requests.The letter is as follows:* * *Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, Manchester UnitedSir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RADear Ed,We are writing as representatives of the local community to request a meeting with you to discuss how we can work together to see Manchester United FC become a real Living Wage employer.We are Manchester Citizens, a group of leaders from faith, educational and community institutions, as well as parents, parishioners, students, local residents, and football fans. We’re asking you to do the right thing on behalf of the lowest paid staff at Manchester United football club, who have told us of their struggles on low pay in a time when football players are receiving a king’s ransom in wages every week.As the 2018 winter transfer window draws to a close Manchester United FC is once again named the richest football club in the world and is as of this month home to three of the top five highest paid Premier League footballers, we are asking you to show leadership by taking a community-first business approach to ensure the cost of living is met for low-paid workers.The community spirit and passion of low-paid staff has helped to build the club’s prestigious reputation as the Theatre of Dreams. Workers who dedicate time spent away from their families; cleaners and security staff who work on night shifts; everyone who makes the magic of match day happen deserves to live with dignity.We acknowledge the vital contribution that Manchester United FC makes to the UK economy as a global brand. We would be delighted if this boost could be reflected in a wage uplift for all low-paid staff, including sub-contracted workers and casual part time staff, a commitment that has already been made by three other Premier League clubs – Chelsea, Everton and West Ham. moral leadership from a world-renowned football club such as Manchester United would be welcomed by fans and staff alike.We know from speaking to match day staff that some young people are paid less than £7 per hour and are struggling to make ends meet. Why not extend the beliefs of the Manchester United Foundation, which already does good work investing in community engagement with grassroots football and on other charitable causes to supporting your low paid workers and their families with a wage rate that truly reflects the cost of living in our city?We would like to meet with you and your team at your earliest convenience to discuss how we could work together to see Manchester United FC move to paying a real Living Wage to all staff and contractors in 2018.We’re co-signing this letter as the Manchester member institutions and supporters of community organising charity Citizens UK’s campaign on Premier League low pay. The campaign is encouraging both Manchester clubs and all clubs in the Premiership to pay a living wage.We can be contacted on [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you to arrange a date to meet.Yours sincerely,Greater Manchester Citizens, Citizens UKReverend Ian Rutherford, Co Chair, Greater Manchester Citizens and City Centre Minister at Methodist Central Hall, ManchesterSteven North, Branch Secretary, Salford City UNISON and North West Representative to UNISON National Executive CouncilLynn Sbaih, Coordinator, GM Living Wage Campaign, Greater Manchester Citizens UK is calling on the club to sign up to the Living Wage Foundation and pay all its workers the real Living Wage of £8.75-per-hour.Executive Director Neil Jameson said: “Not only is Manchester United turning a blind eye to the harsh realities faced by the undervalued low-paid staff it employs, the club seemingly has a bottomless pit to pay players.“It is time they showed leadership by getting their house in order and doing the right thing by those who work hard for them off the pitch.”Sophie (not her real name), who works in hospitality at Manchester United FC, said: “The pay I am getting right now is pretty low for any job. A pay rise wouldn’t seem much to most people but it would be a big help. It would help me with the groceries, daily stuff and help with the rent.” Manchester United are being accused of ‘turning a blind eye’ to their low-level stadium staff by paying Alexis Sanchez £400,000-per-week.Charity Citizens UK says it will take the Chilean 82 minutes of his potential home debut against Huddersfield this Saturday to earn the annual salary of a low-paid stadium worker: £14,625.The organisation insists Sanchez’s contract reveals ‘a grotesque tale of two halves with many low-paid staff struggling to make ends meet’.Former Old Trafford steward Furqan Naeem, 31, told talkSPORT: “For a football club the size of Mancheter United it is a scandal that those on the lowest wages do not get paid the living wage.” 3 Alexis Sanchez is reportedly paid £400,000-per-week at Manchester United 3 3
Digging deeper into SummizeBeyond informative heatmaps, Summize does a good job with other search resultessentials. Firstly, it has three sorting knobs – by relevance, by red (bad) and by green(good). It also uses Ajax to show product previews on rollover – which is elegant,unobtrusive and useful. Another interesting feature is the voting up or down, whichallows Summize to collect its own voting information. This looks like the beginning of ahome-grown review system, to supplement the crawler results. Finally Summize shows you the price next to each item, on Amazon. At the moment, theservice is only affiliated with Amazon and offers Ajax popups to buy the item fromAmazon. From the way the popup is designed, we can deduce that other sites will beintegrated in the future. Summize – applying heatmaps to searchJust as CrazyEgg’s application of heatmaps to click analysis is clever and useful, sois Summize‘s way of applying heatmaps to shopping.As with any search engine, you key into the search box what you are looking for. Summizesearches its database and comes back with the results. It is the presentation of theresults that makes this search engine very different. We see a summary of all productratings presented as a heatmap, plus a digg-like voting mechanism and product thumbpreviews presented – all in one clean and simple interface. alex iskold 1 Tags:#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts ConclusionSummize is impressive. Its power is in delivering a lot of information, using arelatively simple interface. And , like the Metacritic movie review aggregator which weprofiledearlier this year, Summize brings together reviews and normalizes ratings to outputessentially a single rating number. The presentation is not only innovative, but useful. One thing that could hurt theadoption somewhat is the fact that there is a substantial percentage of the populationwith various forms of colorblindness. But to address this issue, Summize could develop a version that usesgrayscale. Overall Summize, which is still under the radar, looks promising. Please take a lookat it and let us know what you think. Summize’s infrastructure crawls user reviews all over the web and accumulates themtogether, into a single normalized rating database. The search results show the votesfrom this database using the heatmap. For example, in the figure above we see that thesum total of opinions of the Canon Powershot is 60% – very positive. Only 9% arequite negative and the rest are in-between. So this is essentially an instantrecommendation for the family of products. Beyond that, we get details for each matching product – including a product-specificheatmap. To get reviews of each product, you can click the product link. We wrote about Abdur Chowdhury in our recentcoverage of the Open Data 2007 Workshop. Until recently he was running AOL Search,but left to start a new venture. Abdur is an impressive thinker and articulate speaker,with a great track record in the industry. So we decided to take a look at what he is upto! As it turns out, he is developing an innovative vertical search engine forshopping called Summize. This search engineuses a technique called heatmaps, which we’ll explore in this post.Heatmaps Primer A heatmap is a visualization technique fordisplaying complex information in two dimensions, using colors. For example, heatmaps areused in weather maps to display temperature or amount of rain. The coloring works likethis: you choose a range of values (for temperature on the chart to the right, the rangeis from -60 to 120 F) and then map colors onto this range. There various ways of doingthis mapping, depending on how fine grained you need the map to be. In the case of justtwo colors, say red and green, you can do it using RGB encoding – starting with redmoving towards black, and then passing black towards green.Heatmaps are also actively used in biology, particularly in DNA microarrays. Recently,stats service CrazyEgg applied heatmaps to trackingwhat visitors do on a user’s website. Their software captures user clicks on each pageand then presents a summary in the form of a heatmap. The visual effect is stunning – youget instant insight as to what your visitors are doing on the site. Comparing products using SummizeComparison shopping is an essential part of shopping and product research. Summizeuses heatmaps to compare products. Again, the ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’wisdom proves true. Seeing the heatmaps side by side gives the consumer a quick verdicton what other consumers collectively voted for: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron The two largest startup ecosystems within the United States are arguably Silicon Valley and New York City, but there’s a whole lot of land between the east and west coast. Smack dab in the middle of the country is Chicago, and not long ago we told you about a demo contest hosted by venture consulting firm midVentures that brought a bit of TechCrunch50 flair to the Windy City. This September, the firm is hosting another event in Chicago that looks to be the largest startup conference in the Midwest.The two day event, midVenturesLAUNCH, begins on Monday September 27th and consists of breakout sessions, keynote addresses and – of course – a startup competition. The main events take place during the afternoon and evening to allow for Chicagoans to attend while still maintaining their work schedules, though an exhibition floor of startups will run during the days. Startups can apply to be selected to either exhibit their products on the floor or to compete head-to-head against other companies in a demo contest with a prize worth $100,000 in cash and services. Expo tables will run you $2500, but are free for those accepted to compete in the demo contest.Providing the keynote speech is Brad Keywell, director and co-founder of Chicago’s darling success story, Groupon. Other notable attendees participating in judging and panels include OkCupid founder Sam Yagan, OCA Ventures CEO Jim Dugan and OpenTable founder Chuck Templeton. Chicago, like most cities, has it’s own unique approach to startups, and it’s encouraging to see this culture continue to grow. As companies like FeedBurner and Groupon have showed us, succeeding in the startup world doesn’t depend on your proximity to the Valley or New York City. For early stage startups and entrepreneurs in the Midwest, events like midVenturesLAUNCH could be a great place to get some exposure to experts and learn from peers in the area. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#events#start Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea, Liverpool buoyed as PSG boss Tuchel confirms possible Rabiot exitby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG manager Thomas Tuchel says he “cannot guarantee” whether Adrien Rabiot will be at the club beyond January.The Frenchman has yet to sign a new contract with PSG and will be a free agent in the summer.Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Barcelona have expressed an interest in the midfielder. And their chances of signing the 23-year-old have seemingly increased with Tuchel’s comments.”I cannot guarantee that Adrien (Rabiot) will finish the season with us because it is still the same thing. He did not say yes to PSG. And as a result of that, everything is possible,” he told reporters.”Like you say, it was necessary and important for me, for us, to sign a number 6 for our team this summer. Now we are in winter and it is the same thing. It depends on the situations of Adrien Rabiot and Lassana Diarra. Maybe we will need them now.”