“Side Hustle” Jobs for Military Spouses: Part 2, Finding a Match

first_imgBy Carol ChurchIn our first installment, we went over the definition of a side hustle and their pros and cons. Today, we’ll review considerations military spouses will want to keep in mind when deciding how to make this situation work for them.Here are some questions military spouses may want to ask themselves:Photospin/Monkey Business ImagesWhat are my needs?Is the spouse looking for a position with extremely flexible hours, or can hours be more set? Do they need to make “good money,” or is a lower-paid job okay? Do they want a “passion project,” or just something to pay bills or build a nest egg?What are my personal assets and liabilities?Can they self start and motivate all on their own, or would it best to have someone else lead? Does the family have funds available upfront to start a business and purchase materials, or do they need something that is cost-free?What skills do I have to offer?It’s common to start out by thinking, “What can I do that’s similar to other jobs I’ve had?” But spouses should think outside of this particular box, brainstorming all their marketable skills and abilities. Regardless of whether you’ve earned money at it (so far), think about everything you know you’re good at or that people have told you you’re good at.Photospin/Mykola LunovDo’s and Don’ts for SuccessAfter coming up with a plan or business model, military spouses will still have a lot of work to do and some important caveats to keep in mind. Here are some do’s and don’ts for side hustles.Do research taxes and legalities.Although some side jobs will be typical as far as taxes (that is, the employer withholds), others will be a very different matter. Those who are self employed will need to pay taxes to cover Social Security and Medicare. Typically, they will also need to pay estimated taxes ahead of time. However, they will benefit from deductions related to the cost of running a business.Don’t forget also that spouses who live in military housing may have restrictions as far what they can run or operate from home. If working overseas, many other laws may apply.Do remember to market Never assume that “if you build it, they will come.” Those in business for themselves need to market themselves. At times, it may be wise to pay someone to help with this.Don’t fall for a scam“Earn 15,000 per month at home in your pajamas! No experience necessary!” Sound familiar? There are many scams out there targeting those who want to work from a home or start a business. Here are some potential warning signs of a scam that you may wish to pass along:Requires a deposit for training, access to information, “processing”, etc.: This is something to be wary of.Markets itself as something “anyone can do” with “no experience” yet there is “mass earning potential”: If it’s so easy and lucrative, why isn’t everyone doing it?Has poor reviews online: Research companies first at the Better Business Bureau. What do others say?Sounds too good to be true: It probably is.Do take advantage of social networksContacts and social networks are hugely important resources. Work seekers may discover that someone else they know is running the same type of business, or has wisdom to offer on the idea they’re considering. Those who are new to the area or who feel their social circle is small should consider attending Meetups, volunteering, or joining a professional or military network.Don’t expect instant successA self-owned business typically takes some time to take off. They may need to be patient for a while before seeing results. If this is not financially sustainable, they should seek a different opportunity.But: Do know when to move onIt’s easy for many to charge too little for services or to put in extra hours that are uncompensated. Of course, for most, there may be a startup period with low profits. But after a few months, it’s important that they be honest about earnings per hour. Is it sustainable?Do consider dedicating earnings to a specific goalWhat’s the financial goal of this venture? Are they looking to pay off debt, save for a house or car, or put more into retirement or college funds? Rather than sending earnings into the general pot, consider directing them to a specific account. This can really help workers to stay motivated, and prevent them from simply raising their standard of living because of the “extra money.”Don’t forget about retirementUnlike many “regular” jobs, most side hustles are not going to do this for you, so they’ll need to keep this in mind and set aside some of the funds.In our next installment, we’ll offer a list of side hustle ideas and their pros and cons.last_img read more

How to Be a Better Leader Now

first_imgHere is a really easy way to improve your performance as a leader or a manager.Your Best ManagerRemember the best manager you ever worked for?Do you remember how that manager made you feel about yourself? Do you remember how they helped you understand what you were capable of and the value that you could create?Your best manager made you feel good—or great—about yourself and your work. They made you feel that you could accomplish your goals, and they helped you grow. They had a positive impact on your life beyond the results you produced at work.You knew that your best manager (or boss) cared about you as a person, not as some cog in a wheel. When they challenged you to grow, it came from a good place.Your Worst ManagerRemember the worst manager you ever worked for? Do you remember how they made you feel about yourself? They made you feel that you were incompetent or stupid. They didn’t help you to see that you could be or do more, did they?Your worst manager made you feel bad about yourself. They did nothing to help you grow, mostly because they were threatened by your growth. Who knows, if you grew bigger, someone might recognize how small they were and reveal them as an impostor.Your worst manager treated you like a transaction, like a means to an end, and not an end in of itself. They didn’t value you, and they made sure you knew it.They Manager They NeedThere is a difference between a manager and a leader. A great manager is also a great leader. And great leaders serve their people.If you think back to the person who had the most positive impact on your life as a manager or leader, you know that they cared about you, they saw something in you that you didn’t yet recognize, and they pushed you to grow.If you think back to your worst manager or leader, you will remember that they didn’t care about you as a person, they weren’t at all concerned by your growth (and were most likely threatened by it), and they allowed you to be less than you were capable of. They may have even neglected you.What did you learn from your best manager or leader that you should immediately adopt into the way you lead and serve your team?What did your worst manager teach you that you want to avoid repeating?What does each individual member of your team need from you now? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Above the Law

first_imgTwo Sides to Every Story THE US HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO maintain a moral high ground in world affairs in order to police this unipolar world. President Bill Clinton may be an able administrator, a shrewd politician and an excellent orator but this does not give him the liberty to,Two Sides to Every Story THE US HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO maintain a moral high ground in world affairs in order to police this unipolar world. President Bill Clinton may be an able administrator, a shrewd politician and an excellent orator but this does not give him the liberty to lie under oath (“Beyond the Monica Mess”, September 28). Had the US not always projected itself as a redeemer of mankind, the seamy details of the goings-on in the White House would not have caused such a furore. Clinton may well survive but America has nonetheless emerged a weaker nation. GAURANG JALAN, Calcutta YOUR CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE Clinton-Lewinsky affair is praiseworthy because it refrained from describing the lurid details the international media is doling out to a voyeuristic public. A strict moral code is essential for those holding high office but when a permissive society like that of the US pursues the matter at the cost of becoming the laughing stock, it becomes absurd. If Clinton escapes impeachment, he could try to compensate for his tainted private life by playing the global policeman to the hilt. N. SUDHAKARAN, Thiruvananthapuram THE COMMENT THAT BILL CLINton’s support comes “mainly from blacks, women and the lower middle class” is a reflection not only of the typical “nose in the air” elitism of the Indian upper classes but a profound ignorance of the US electorate. I voted for Bill Clinton to reverse the damage done to the country by 12 years of supply-side (aka Ponzi scheme) economics. Clinton has done this well enough to ensure the Republicans don’t come to the fore with another dose of Reaganomics. That is the real reason for the vitriolic hatred expressed by the Republicans towards the President. Incidentally, I am neither black nor female and, based on the taxes I pay, certainly not lower middle class.advertisement RICK RASHID, on e-mail Unnecessary Critique HURLING REPEATED INVECTIVES at the RSS, a mammoth organisation revered by crores of Indians, shows the report in a bad light (“RSS on the Rampage”, September 28). Cocktail-circuit journalists will not be able to wipe out a body that has survived over 50 years despite governments having been against its ideology. The BJPis backed by the RSS and the checks imposed by the RSS will only help the Government in the long run. People-oriented organisations like the RSS will not be detrimental to the country’s future as indicated in the report but will compel the Centre to do more for its citizens. MUKUND KUTE, on e-mail Save What We Have TECTONIC MOVEMENTS RESULTED in the river Sarasvati vanishing from the face of the earth (“Search for the Sarasvati”, September 28). With it declined a flourishing urban civilisation. We should learn a lesson from this and help preserve our existing rivers. This can only be achieved by removing pollutants, cleaning the rivers and preserving their sources. Otherwise, our own doom is not too far. DHIRAJ KUMAR, Delhi Bang On Target THE SPORTSWATCH COLUMN WAS an informative, well-written piece and came bang on target (“The Real Winners”, September 28). The line that best describes the plight of sports and sportspersons was: “Unless India recognises its heroes, it will have none.” While cricket receives too much attention, other sports are relegated to the background. This lack of appreciation fails to take cognisance of genuine heroes in other sports. It’s time other games were given proper recognition. JOYDEEP GHOSH, on e-mail Too Much Sleaze IT IS DISAPPOINTING TO NOTE THE continuing deterioration in the quality of INDIA TODAY’s coverage. The magazine seems to be on a downward spiral with its titillating stories on sexual preferences, homosexuals, male strippers and now, on teenage sex (“An Early Awakening”, September 21). The photographs accompanying the article were not in the least informative but vulgar and suggestive. Even if some schoolchildren retain their innocence, reading a story like this would probably egg them on into believing that sex is the “in thing”. Agreed, the topic warranted a report but surely did not need to be the cover story. Publishing articles like this will only add to the growing physical, moral and psychological malaise of the nation. FATIMA D’SOUZA, Mapusa, Goa FOR SEVERAL MONTHS YOUR MAGazine has been publishing a number of articles on extramarital relationships, male stripper clubs and sex among college students. Such articles create the impression that these are the new social norms of the urban rich and westernised class. Repeated publication of such stories will only be rationalised as an implicit endorsement of permissive behaviour by the so-called modern society.advertisement SAKET MANSINGH, California, USA Selfish Proponent TAVLEEN SINGH APPEARS TO BE more a proponent of capitalism than an advocate of socialist policies and anti-poverty programmes (“Yesterday’s Men and Ideas”, September 21). What Singh fails to understand is that capitalism brings out only two sets of people-winners and losers. Socialist ideals in a country like ours are indispensable. Their opponents are those who see them as a threat to their affluence-which they enjoy at the expense of the ignorant masses. ANIL B. KALE, on e-mail from Lombard, Illinois, USA Apathy all the Way THE GOVERNMENT’S DISASTROUS management of calamities like the Bhopal gas tragedy is truly deplorable (“The City of Tombs”, September 21). No sooner does the media’s ink on the humanist aspect dry than the politician-bureaucrat nexus feasts on such calamities like so many scavengers. People simply shrug off the responsibility. In this case, crores of rupees meant for disaster management have been siphoned off. The apathy and callousness of the Government are evident as the majority of projects for rehabilitation have never taken off. It is not the lack of funds but their misappropriation that has worsened the plight of the victims. A collective voice needs to be raised against such misuse. ALOK SRIVASTAVA, on e-mail from Ahmedabad No Place Here IF A GROUP LIKE TATA WHICH IS A pioneer in the industrial growth of our country finds it difficult to get its project cleared, one can easily imagine the working pattern of our bureaucratic set-up (“Jettisoned for Nothing”, September 14). Projects like these are not given preference according to their merits. Because of this trend, many eminent doctors and scientists neglected in our country have migrated to other countries and reached high positions there. RAJIV GUGNANI, Faridabad Bad Experience YOUR ARTICLE COULD HAVE BEEN more appropriately titled The Ugly Indian Male (“The Ugly Indian”, August 24). The essay neglects-as Indian society seems to do in general- its female population. The way women are treated in India is absolutely disgusting. As a Canadian tourist visiting India, I was subjected to humiliating treatment from Indian men-from officials in the tourism department to autorickshaw drivers to men on the street. The Indian Government claims it wants to double the number of tourists. How can it do so when tourists are treated so shabbily? I came to India with an open mind and an open pocket book and spent over $8,000. I left in disgust and needless to say my pocket book shall remain closed forever. N. PREFONTAINE, Lyon, Francelast_img read more

Yechury condemns demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar

first_imgMumbai, Jul 16 (PTI) Condemning the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan at Dadar in Central Mumbai, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today said the issue would be brought up in the Monsoon Session of Rajya Sabha.”Its highly regrettable that the Ambedkar Bhavan has been brought down. It was not just a historical structure, but also a heritage building,” he said.The senior leader, who visited the razed site this morning, said they will raise the issue in Rajya Sabha.”This issue will definitely come up in Rajya Sabha. Not just us many people will raise it,” he said.Responding to the rationale that the Bhavan was demolished for redevelopment, Yechury said, “No matter what they say, but the way it happened is highly condemnable.””Its centre of a movement. They should have developed a consensus, talked to all people and considered all aspects before taking a decision,” he added.On whether he will join the protest rally of former MP Prakash Ambedkar on July 19, Yechury said, “He has invited me to be part of the protest rally. Let see what happens in Delhi…if I get an opportunity, I will definitely come.”The Ambedkar Bhavan and the Buddha Bhushan printing press started by Babasaheb Ambedkar were demolished by Peoples Improvement Trust in June, claiming that it was dilapidated and a grand Ambedkar Bhavan would come up in its place. PTI AVI DK AAR RYSlast_img read more

Micromax Selfie 2 with 13-megapixel rear camera announced in India at Rs 9,999

first_imgMicromax adds another selfie centric phone to its family silently. The Selfie 2 this time. The phone, as the name suggests, is dedicated for the selfie lovers. The new Micromax Selfie 2 comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the front, and a 13-megapixel sensor at the rear panel. The phone is priced at Rs 9,999 and will be available on retail stores starting tomorrow – August 1.Micromax says that the “Phone designed to capture your memories and yourself in the best way possible.” The Selfie 2’s 13-megapixel rear camera comes with Sony sensors, while the 8-megapixel camera comes coupled with soft selfie flash. Selfie 2 comes with several camera modes and also a real time Bokeh option which captures the depth and distance information of the subject in detail.The camera of the phone further comes with Auto Scene Detection mode, Super Pixel feature, it is the latest technology that lets you capture pictures that are super clear with minimum noise and blur. It also comes with Gallery 4.0 which uses image and facial recognition technologies.Micromax’s Selfie 2 runs on the latest Android Nougat operating system and is powered by MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core processor. “With MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core processor is designed to optimise power consumption. It saves up to 30 per cent power consumption and ensures seamless gaming and multitasking experience,” says the company.Also Read: Micromax Canvas 1 launched at Rs 6,999, available on all offline storesSelfie 2 sports an all metal body and has an NCVM coating on the edges and there’s also a fingerprint sensor.  The phone comes with 5.2 inch HD 2.5D display along with High brightness screen. The smartphone comes with an ultra-fast front fingerprint sensor at the back.advertisementThe smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable to 64GB via a microSD card. Selfie 2 is backed by 3000 mAh battery which claims to deliver a standby time of 250hours, 11 hours of talk-time and music playback of up to 22 hours. The smartphone also offers 4G VoLTE with separate slots for dual SIM and microSD cards.Micromax recently unveiled the Canvas 1 in India. Micromax Canvas 1 comes in two colour variants — Matte Black and Chrome Black and both the variants are available across all offline channels at Rs 6,999. In terms of specifications, the new Micromax Canvas 1 comes with 4G VoLTE support, 5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel camera on the rear, while on the front comes with a 5-megapixel front facing camera.Canvas 1 runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor which is further coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The storage memory is further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The phone is further backed by a 2500mAh battery, which the company claim lasts for 7 hours.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma continues dream run in Sri Lanka with second successive hundred

first_imgRohit Sharma smashed his second successive hundred and 13th overall in one-day internationals as India continued to bully Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI of the five-match series.He becomes the first Indian to score back to back hundreds against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.After electing to bat, India were dealt an early blow when Vishwa Fernando removed the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan. However, the script changed when Virat Kohli joined Rohit in the middle.Kohli was the more aggressive of the two and blazed away to his 29th hundred to take his place at No.3 in the list of most hundreds in one-day internationals.Rohit was the more subdued of the two but he soon took off and belted an ordinary Sri Lankan attack to all parts of the ground to blitz away to a hundred on a flat pitch.The surface had very little in it for bowlers and the Indian batsmen came out all guns blazing to try and bat a hapless Sri Lanka out of the game. The hosts have been beaten in every match (three Test and three ODIs so far) by India on this tour and they were further rattled with another Kohli-Rohit partnership.Before the second ODI, Rohit had a poor record in Sri Lanka. However, it all changed in Kandy when he first hammered a quickifire half-century and followed that up with an unbeaten hundred.The newly-appointed India vice-captain added a scintillating 200-run partnership for the second wicket with Kohli, who blasted 131 off 96 balls.advertisementRohit fell to Angelo Mathews for an 88-ball 104 but not before putting India on the path to a massive total in the penultimate ODI.last_img read more

Sunil Chhetri and I have a telepathic understanding on the pitch, says Jeje Lalpekhlua

first_imgIndian football team forward Jeje Lalpekhlua Tuesday said he has developed a “telepathic understanding” with ace striker Sunil Chhetri.Jeje first caught the attention by scoring a hat-trick against Pakistan at the age of 19 — in his first tournament. Since then, despite scoring regularly, he was in and out of the national squad till 2015, when he cemented his place.”I played with Sunil-bhai when I made my debut. Since then we have been playing together. I feel, together we fit in well, and complement each other’s styles,” Jeje stated.”He has helped me a lot on and off the field. We have a telepathic understanding on the pitch. I know where he is, and he always knows where I am,” he added.India take on Thailand in their opening match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 and Jeje sounded confident.”This team is a strong one as we have put in a lot of good work so far,” the Mizo player said.”We are confident in our abilities and feel that we can take on any challenge.”He stated that the side has been improving steadily, and that the progress is there for everyone to see.”Compared to when I made my debut, there is a lot of difference in the National Team. With every match, we have been getting better and have achieved a lot in between,” he said.”I’m very happy to be a part of this team. We worked hard to qualify for the Asian Cup. It is the biggest tournament for us, almost like a World Cup. We hope to do well, and strive for bigger things,” he stated.advertisement”In fact, there is still a lot we can do and the AFC Asian Cup is the next step along the way.”Jeje also spoke about the role played by coach Constantine in the recent upsurge.”The entire team has put in a lot of hard work. He has had the most crucial role to play. When he came in, he had told us that our target was to qualify for the Asian Cup, and we did it.”Also Read | Sunil Chhetri is there to lead by example, says former India footballer Renedy SinghAlso Read | Gouramangi Singh feels hosts UAE will be India’s toughest match in Asian CupAlso Read | Asian dream has to be converted into a reality: AIFF boss Praful Patellast_img read more

Rashid Khan 1st bowler in T20I history to pick 4 wickets in 4 balls

first_imgLeg-spinner Rashid Khan became the first bowler to bag four wickets off successive deliveries in Twenty20 Internationals. Rashid’s impressive bowling performance in the third and final game also helped Afghanistan sweep the T20I series against Ireland in Dehradun.Chasing 211 for a win, Ireland were restricted to 178 for 8 from their 20 overs thanks to Rashid Khan’s sensational bowling performance.Rashid became the seventh bowler in the T20I history to bag a hat-trick and in the process also completed his second five-wicket haul in the format.Earlier, Mohammad Nabi’s 81 off 36 balls propelled Afghanistan to 210 for 7 after Ireland captain Paul Stirling won the toss and chose to field.Rashid completed his maiden hat-trick off the second ball of the 18th over when he had Shane Getkate out stumped.Rashid had picked the first wicket of his hat-trick when he got rid of Kevin O’Brien off the final ball of 16th over for 74.When he returned to bowl in the 18th over, Rashid dismissed George Dockrell, Getkate Simi Singh off the first three deliveries to make it four wickets in four consecutive balls.Rashid got his fifth wicket when he clean bowled Joshua Little in the final over of the match to script a 32-run victory for Afghanistan.Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets in the first match before posting 278 for 3 – a world record for a T20 international – in the second match on Saturday for an 84-run victory.A five-match ODI series between the teams will start from Thursday.Also Watch:advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League: Manchester City consolidate top spot, Chelsea thrash Brighton

first_imgManchester City took command in the Premier League title race with a 2-0 win over Cardiff City that moved Pep Guardiola’s side a point clear of Liverpool with six games of the campaign remaining.After a game which City could have won by a much bigger margin, the destiny of the title is in their hands with both teams having now played 32 games and City on 80 points while Juergen Klopp’s team are on 79.If City win all their six games they will retain the title and after winning their last eight league games in a row and 21 of their last 22 in all competitions, they certainly are capable of finishing the season in such style.”We have the feeling if we drop points we will not be champions,” said Guardiola.”With the chances we created, we should have scored more, that’s the regret but the other side it was really good,” added the Spaniard.City dominated from the outset, taking the lead in the sixth minute when Kevin De Bruyne ran on to a clever pass from Aymeric Laporte and blasted past Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge from a tight angle.The Belgian midfielder conceded after the game that he had intended to cross the ball but Etheridge will be disappointed that he had left his near post open.City strutted and moved the ball with their customary ease but it was not until a minute before the break that Leroy Sane made it 2-0 with a sweet left-foot drive after a clever chest pass from Gabriel Jesus.advertisementSomehow though City were unable to add to their tally after the break with Etheridge making a series of fine saves as City peppered the Cardiff goal.He saved a Laporte header from a Phil Foden cross in the 66th minute, the City teenager having started his first Premier League game.In the following five minutes the Philippine international keeper then parried and pushed over the bar a fierce Riyad Mahrez drive; was at full stretch to keep out a Sane shot and then dealt expertly with a Foden effort the 18-year-old having also hit the post.Cardiff had barely troubled the City defence but they came close to pulling a goal back on the break, in the 74th minute when Kyle Walker slipped but Oumar Niasse was unable to finish off the counter, Ederson racing out to deny him.The result leaves 18th placed Cardiff five points away from the safety zone on 28 points. Burnley, Southampton and Brighton are all on 33 points, Huddersfield Town and Fulham have already been relegated.CHELSEA CRUSH BRIGHTONGoals from Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek and an impressive first Premier League start by Callum Hudson-Odoi earned Chelsea a 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday, boosting their chances of a top-four finish.The comfortable victory from the home side, which moved Chelsea fifth and level on points with Arsenal above them, also eased pressure on coach Maurizio Sarri after some fragile recent performances.Local boy Hudson-Odoi, who last month made his first start for England but has struggled to feature for Chelsea, created the opener when he crossed for World Cup winner Giroud to score with a flick of the outside of his boot in the 38th minute.Belgium’s Hazard made it 2-0 on the hour when he collected a pass from Loftus-Cheek and curled a shot from the edge of the box past Mat Ryan. Three minutes later, Hazard repaid the favour, feeding Loftus-Cheek to fire home.The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi, who has been courted by Bayern Munich and the object of keen interest at home and abroad, proved lively and influential throughout the match.”Callum now is ready to play every match and also the most difficult matches because he has improved a lot throughout the season,” Sarri said.”It’s impossible to be at the top when you are 18 so he can improve, he needs to improve and then he can become one of the best players in Europe.”Chelsea overtook Manchester United to sit fifth in the Premier League on 63 points, level with Arsenal who have a game in hand, and one point behind Tottenham Hotspur in the chase for places in next season’s Champions League.Brighton, fighting to avoid being dragged into the relegation fight, remain 15th, five points above the drop zone.Also Watch:last_img read more

7 days ago​Brighton manager Potter: We must take care of Connolly

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Brighton manager Potter: We must take care of Connollyby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Graham Potter believes the club must ensure they are protecting teenager Aaron Connolly.The youngster got his first chance to shine for the Republic of Ireland during the recent international break.It has been a rapid rise for the teenager, who played his first Premier League game two weeks ago.And Potter wants to ensure the 19-year-old is protected.”He’s had quite a couple of weeks, hasn’t he? He’s 19-years-old, we have to look after him, make sure that he has a long successful career,” said Potter to reporters.”But he was great in the (Spurs) game for us, not just his goals, I thought his overall contribution to the team was really good, pressed well, defended well.”And then just for him to get that international debut, it’s fantastic for him – disappointed obviously for him and the Irish boys that the result wasn’t what they wanted.”But that’s part of life as well, he has to deal with that and it’s now case of recovering him and seeing how he is for the weekend.” last_img read more

Our Top Tools For A Successful Shower Shave

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Shaving in the shower saves time and avoids a sink full of stubble. But did you know it’s really good for your skin? A steamy shower opens up your pores allowing your pre-shave and post-shave products to sink in and do their job. And while your hair follicles are opening, the hot water softens your course beard hair, making them easier to cut. Remember, all the other rules of good shaving still apply. Be sure to have a fresh blade, soften with pre-shave oil if needed, exfoliate a few times a week and follow up with an aftershave balm, tonic or moisturizer. Try these shaving tools and get smooth in the shower. The Best Fog Free Mirror From Hammacher SchlemmerA successful shower shave hinges on being able to see what your doing. When it comes to your shaving mirror you should have the best. This mirror won’t steam up or fog over. It suctions right the shower wall and has four bright LED bulbs that will light your way to smoothness.$49.95The Executive Razor From Dollar ShaveHaving a fresh blade is important for a comfortable shave but it will also keep your face free from infection. When you take down the daily stubble you’re exfoliating dead skin cells, dirt, grime and bacteria. That stuff can sit on the razor, grow and transfer back to your face causing infection. The best reminder to ditch the dull blade is signing up for an autoship program like Dollar Shave Club. The Executive Razor has an easy-to-grip, shower perfect handle, six blades and a lubricated strip to calm sensitive skin.$9.Remington Maximum Comfort Hyperflex Advanced Rotary ShaverElectric shavers work in the shower too. This Remington shaver adjusts to the contours of your face with three pivoting heads that tilt to get every last hair. It has a Turbo Mode that increases to get through even the thickest of beards. Good for when your late to work or half asleep.$104.99Gillette Body RazorThe shower is the best place to shave the rest of your body as well. Make sure you use a razor with a no-slip grip that’s easy to hold even when soapy. Gillette Body Razor is designed with a rounded head for those hard to reach areas below the neck. For an easier time, trim your body hair before shaving down to the skin. $8.99 Editors’ Recommendations The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy last_img read more

Wigton to Offer Renewable Energy Training Course in July

first_img He said the training being offered will equip engineers, technicians, installers and other service providers to develop or enhance their skills to take advantage of the employment and business opportunities that will arise. Wigton Renewable Energy Training Laboratory is offering a three-day certification course in wind and hydro systems from July 12 to 14.The deadline for registration is June 30.The training is targeted at renewable energy service providers, technicians, energy enthusiasts, educators and students, and persons interested in entering or enhancing their knowledge of the evolving energy industry.“As we continue to see an increase in the use of renewable energy on a national level, there will be a growing demand for trained professionals in the sector,” General Manager of Wigton Windfarm, Earl Barrett, told JIS News.He said the training being offered will equip engineers, technicians, installers and other service providers to develop or enhance their skills to take advantage of the employment and business opportunities that will arise.The course will consist of four modules, inclusive of the types and components of turbines used at energy facilities operating in Jamaica; wind turbine installations; hydro simulations and the assessment of wind and hydro resources.Germany, Renewables Academy (RENAC)-trained lecturers Andrew Johnson, Tara-Sue Rhoden and Lawrence Kirby, as well as Wigton Training Coordinator and Engineer, Sanja A. Simmonds, will undertake the training and the assessment.Information about this and other courses offered at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab are available at Wigton’s website at www.wwfja.com; by calling 960-3994, or by sending an email to Sanja Simmonds at sanja.simmonds@wwfja.com.Wigton Windfarm Limited opened its Renewable Energy Training Lab in November 2016.The lab offers training courses in all areas of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaic, wind power, small hydro, bioenergy and energy conservation. Curricula are delivered through workshops, lectures and practical lab work. Story Highlights The training is targeted at renewable energy service providers, technicians, energy enthusiasts, educators and students, and persons interested in entering or enhancing their knowledge of the evolving energy industry. Wigton Renewable Energy Training Laboratory is offering a three-day certification course in wind and hydro systems from July 12 to 14.last_img read more

HMM Names New VLCC Universal Leader at DSME

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: HMM South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine has named its new very large crude carrier (VLCC) at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).The vessel was named the Universal Leader during the ceremony held at the builder’s Okpo shipyard in Geoje on January 29, 2019.Featuring 300,000 dwt, the unit is the first of five VLCCs ordered in 2017 under a KRW 470 billion (USD 420 million) deal in an effort to take proactive actions towards market change, as shipbuilding costs fell to the lowest level since 2003. The remaining units from the batch are scheduled to be delivered every two months until this September.Universal Leader would be flexibly deployed in a spot market after its naming ceremony, the company said, adding that two of five VLCCs would serve a five-year KRW 190 billion contract with GS Caltex, which was signed in March 2018.HMM informed that the vessels are equipped with a scrubber system in preparation for IMO environmental regulations and ship engines ensure optimal economic speed to save fuel.“The launch of Universal Leader is a springboard for HMM’s Quantum Leap. HMM will move forward through securing five VLCCs in addition to the delivery of twelve 23,000 TEU and eight 15,000 TEU eco-friendly mega containerships from 2020 and 2021 respectively,” C.K. Yoo, President & CEO of HMM, said.last_img read more

474 held in antiliquor drive in GB Nagar

first_imgG B Nagar: In a crackdown against the consumption of liquor at public places, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police have arrested 474 people on Saturday for allegedly consuming alcohol at public places and driving vehicles after getting drunk. The police were getting repeated complaints about the increased incidents of consumption of liquor in public places. The police named this drive as ‘Operation Clean-6’, police officials said. According to police, the consumption of liquor in public places was causing a lot of inconvenience to the people, especially for women. “Of the total arrests, 241 were made in city areas, while 233 in rural areas,” they said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Breath analyser test was carried out at various places and 15 people were booked for drunk driving also,” police said. Vaibhav Krishna, Senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Gautam Budh Nagar said that there were complaints that drinking at public places was causing a nuisance. “As such, a drive was carried out across the city on Saturday night and the arrests were made from all the police station areas across the district. Similar drives will be repeated at regular intervals. Routine checks will go on,” he added. “The drive was done by GB Nagar police for three hours and it began from 7.40 pm. The ‘Operation Clean-6’ drive was carried out against people driving vehicle after getting drunk and those drinking outside liquor shops in violation of rules” said Krishna. As many as 52 checkpoints were created across the district, the officer said.last_img read more

More than a dozen Cdns charged in child sex abuse investigation police

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto police say more than a dozen Canadians have been either arrested or convicted as part of a three-year international investigation into child sexual abuse.They say they worked alongside forces across Canada, the United States and United Kingdom after receiving reports that children were allegedly being sexually abused while others watched in real-time around the world.They say the alleged victims were as young as 10 months old, and one incident involved a suspect allegedly drugging a child and committing offences via livestream.The investigation, dubbed Project Mercury, ultimately led to more than 150 arrests around the world.Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta were charged with a total of 51 offences.Police say more than a dozen children have been recovered and moved to safety as a result of the investigation.last_img read more

Bazm e –Khas An evening of classical music

first_imgMusic washes away from our soul, the dust of everyday life. There is no denial to the fact that what makes any human society is its culture and to celebrate eternal Indian culture, Bazm- E – Khas an initiative of V P Gupta organised an evening of sublime poetry, traditional music and ghazals titled ‘Sur Adhar Music Festival 2019’.The festival featured well-known artists like Hariharan, Nizam Bhai Premi, Fareed Hasan and Mehboob Hussain accompanied by Akhlat Warsi, Mithilesh Jha, Murad Ali, Peromita Mukherji, Shadab Bhartiya, Atul Raninga, Sushant Sharma, Yusuf Khan Azhar Shakeel, and Zia Khan. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThese eclectic musicians took us through the journey of Indian heritage steeped in love through their classical music at the mesmerising courtyard of Qutub Minar, New Delhi. Hariharan needs no introduction for those familiar with Ghazal style of singing. His mesmerising voice stirs emotions in the listener’s soul. The extravaganza evening began with Ganesh Vandana staged by Nizam Bhai Premi which was followed by Raag Bageshwari and kedar by Fareed Hasan and Mehboob Hussain symbolising the convergence of cultures and spirituality. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe highlight of the evening was Hariharan, who enthralled the audience with his authentic style, performed various ghazals and thumris along with his few Bollywood superhits. Talking about his performance, Legendary singer Hariharan said, “I was really excited to perform at Qutub Minar. I remember the last time I performed here was for Qutub Minar Festival a long time ago. Definitely, it was an overwhelming experience. For me, Bazm-e-Khas is doing a great job towards promoting our Indian classical music which is really very appreciable and I am glad to be a part of this.” Fareed Hassan and Mehboob Hussain said, “Fortunately we shared the stage with legendary singer Hariharan Ji at the prestigious venue of Qutub Minar. It was an honour for us to be a part of this show. We are really thankful to Bazm-e-Khas for giving us this grand opportunity.” In the light of the event VP Gupta, Founder of Bazm-e-Khas said, “Bazm-e-Khas is a very special platform that promotes young and not so young artists to meet and exchange ideas along with entertaining good listeners. Our aim to organise this evening is to make people aware of the richness of Indian culture.”last_img read more

Mbark Boussoufa Joins Qatari Club Al Sailiya on 2YearContract

Rabat – Moroccan international football player Mbark Boussoufa has joined Qatari club Al Sailiya on a two-year contract.The 35-year-old midfielder signed with the club after the end of his loan contract with Saudi club Al Shabab, with whom he scored only 1 goal in 13 appearances.During the 2016-2018 season, Boussoufa played with Emirati club Al Jazira, where he scored 7 goals in 37 appearances. The experienced player began his senior career with Belgian clubs Gent (2004-2006) and Anderlecht (2006-2011). During his time with Gent, Boussoufa won several prizes. In 2006 the Moroccan midfielder won the Belgian Golden Shoe, the Belgian Footballer of the Year, the Belgian Young Footballer of the Year, and the Belgian Ebony Shoe.The Atlas Lion also performed in the Russian league. From 2011-2013, Boussoufa played with Anzhi Makhachkala, scoring 8 goals in 55 appearances. From 2013 to 2016 he played with Lokomotiv Moscow, scoring 3 goals in 39 appearances.While playing for Morocco’s Atlas Lions, the midfielder scored 8 goals in 68 appearances. read more