Power Trip 2018 Unites Influential Women, Industry Disruption and Equal Pay Discussed

first_imgThis year’s speakers included Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Garner, Sharon Stone and top tech executives.https://youtu.be/dtqYe6bhWiEFor a third year, Marie Claire magazine has pulled off an impressive and inspirational ‘Power Trip’.  Powered by Dell and Intel, the exclusive, invitation-only event took off from Newark airport on Monday morning, shuttling 100 influential women across the country to meet 100 of their west coast counterparts in San Francisco.This was no regular flight, as everyone on the airplane – including pilots and luggage handlers – were female. On board, the power trippers were surprised with a powerful gift: A brand new Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 with travel keyboard and active pen. Specifically designed to answer the needs of modern business, the 5920 offers on-the-go flexibility and secure, all-day productivity. The women excitedly used their new tech to network and share stories of their first success.After reaching the bay area, the leading ladies were bussed to a private ranch in Marin County. There, among pristine pastures and grazing cows, attendees listened to a Q&A with actress and entrepreneur Jennifer Garner. Garner talked about her organic cold-pressed baby food start-up, Once Upon a Farm: “If I was going to be part of a business, it had to speak to me,” she said.In the evening, actress and activist Sharon Stone joined Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider for a fireside chat.  The two discussed a gamut of topics, from aging in the entertainment industry to the state of the #metoo movement.  Stone advised the attendees to listen to their instincts. “Women are knowers, and we have to look at people and not second guess what we know,” she said. “There are a million different ways women can create in the world that haven’t been invented yet.”On Tuesday morning, Dell hosted a panel titled ‘Power Your Big Ideas’. Coinciding with #NationalBossDay, the event’s featured speakers included Karen Plotkin, Senior Vice President at Dell, Rose Schooler, Corporate VP and General Manager at Intel, Jen Rubio, Co-Founder of Life style and luggage brand Away, and Francoise Brougher, COO of Pinterest.Plotkin discussed the opportunities for change in today’s businesses models. “Everything is ripe for disruption,” Plotkin said. “It takes tenacity…knowing it is the right thing to do and not breaking away from that.”Rubio offered an alternative, telling the crowd that disruption for disruption’s sake isn’t always a pathway to success. She urged the entrepreneurial attendees to build a business that matched their values. “Grow your business to be successful,” she told the room. “It will be the platform for all the other things you want to do.”Brougher, who has also spent time working at Google and Square, talked about ways she pushes creativity at Pinterest while providing a safe space for her staff to generate new ideas. “I think a good way to really enforce this creativity is to provide a structure,” she noted. “Creativity is unleashed when you provide a canvas.”To close out the whirlwind, 36-hour event, Marie Claire set up a fireside chat with actor/director Ellen Pompeo. The Grey’s Anatomy star has been leading the charge for equal pay in Hollywood, and recently became the highest paid actress in television. She urged the need for transparency in business and solidarity among co-workers: “As women, we need to share with each other everything we know.”last_img read more

Open public call for co-financing projects of professional associations in tourism and hospitality

first_imgWhen selecting projects, compliance with the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020 will be taken into account. Priority in co-financing will be given to applicants who employ at least one young unemployed person of relevant profession and / or volunteer experience in a certain field (up to 30 years) and clearly define the work plan of the newly employed person during the project implementation, for the preparation and implementation of the project employ at least one unemployed person with a disability of appropriate profession and / or volunteer experience in a particular area and clearly define the work plan of the newly employed person with disabilities human resources strengthening projects for the purpose of cluster association and have one or more partners in the implementation of the project. The amount of requested funds can be from forty thousand kuna to two hundred thousand kuna per project and the applicant can claim a maximum of 70 percent of the project value. The applicant may submit a maximum of one program / project to the Public Tender. This is the traditional support of the Ministry of Tourism, which aims to raise the competitiveness of Croatian tourism by strengthening professional associations in tourism and / or hospitality. A total of one million and seven hundred thousand kuna from the program will be available for projects that contribute to raising the quality of human resources in tourism and hospitality; among other things for professional development and training projects, all with the aim of strengthening the Croatian tourist product and its recognition on the international market Public Call it is open to all interested professional associations from February 7 to March 7, 2019. Those professional associations in tourism and / or catering that have a statutory activity in the field of tourism and / or catering may apply. Today, the Ministry of Tourism announced a public call intended for professional associations operating in tourism and catering to co-finance projects of professional associations. The Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gari Cappelli, during the announcement of the public invitation, reminded that increasing the competitiveness of the tourist product must be a common goal of all stakeholders in tourism, adding: “By co-financing projects of professional associations in tourism and catering, we strive to provide support to associations as important partners of the Ministry of Tourism who think creatively and in synergy with other stakeholders create new tourism products, raise the quality of human resources in tourism and catering and ultimately strengthen the entire Croatian tourism offer. In the past three years, we have co-financed forty-four projects to strengthen professional associations in the total amount of 6,3 million kuna, and I believe that the associations will show significant interest this year and thus encourage further development of innovation and quality destination management. Attachment: Public call intended for professional associations operating in tourism and cateringlast_img read more

The Latest: No fans for Broncos’ opener against Titans

first_imgMonaco did not name the player but says he is recovering and that the club has informed league officials.Monaco is scheduled to play at home against Reims on Sunday in the opening weekend of the season.Lens defender Jonathan Clauss has also tested positive for the virus. Lens coach Franck Haise says Clauss is showing no symptoms and is in isolation from the rest of the squad.Newly-promoted Lens is also in action on Sunday. The club will travel south to play Nice.___ The World of Outlaws says all affected parties must quarantine until medically cleared to return to the track. Drivers racing for season-long points now unable to race because of the positive test will receive points based on their average finish for the season until they are able to return.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports August 21, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___There will be no fans for the Denver Broncos’ season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night Sept. 14 because of the COVID-19 crisis. The World of Outlaws is “ramping up” its COVID-19 protocols following an outbreak after last weekend’s event at Knoxville, Iowa.The sprint car series confirmed “several drivers and crew members have tested positive for COVID-19” following the Saturday night main event won by suspended NASCAR driver Kyle Larson.Daryn Pittman, Tori Knutson and Paul McMahan all confirmed they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Kraig Kinser Racing and Roth Motorsports said team members had tested positive and Knoxville Raceway said one of its employees had tested positive.Series officials urged anyone at the track who had come into contact with those infected to get tested. Several other participants and family members tested positive following that notification.Fans were allowed at the races last weekend and also took part in autograph sessions. WoO says it will be reverting to the initial protocols in place when the series resumed racing earlier in the pandemic. Among the tightened restrictions will be closing the pit area to fans until further notice. The private Southeastern Conference university is not sharing the number of positive results. But Vanderbilt issued a statement noting the university’s ongoing testing procedures has “positive COVID-19 test results.”Vanderbilt says it is working closely with its Public Health Command Center and other health officials assessing potential close contacts and advising on additional steps. But Vanderbilt cites federal student privacy law in not disclosing information that could identify any student who has tested positive.SEC schools started practice Monday with the league set to start a 10-game, league-only season Sept. 26.___French league clubs Monaco and Lens both say one of their players has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Broncos said Friday they hope to have fans at subsequent games. The team has sold out every home game since the 1960s.The Broncos have been working with the Colorado governor’s office, using computer-generated plans that include up to 20,000 fans at Empower Field at Mile High.But the team said having an empty stadium for the opener was the “responsible thing to do right now for our community.”___Vanderbilt has canceled Friday’s practice after some positive COVID-19 test results. The Latest: No fans for Broncos’ opener against Titans Associated Press last_img read more

Craig Kimbrel likely to make Cubs debut later this week, report says

first_imgA seven-time All-Star who has played with the Red Sox, Braves and Padres, Kimbrel saved 42 games and posted a 2.74 ERA last season for Boston. He has 333 career saves with a 1.91 ERA. Dodgers to extend protective netting after latest fan injury The 31-year-old Kimbrel, who signed a three-year contract with the Cubs as a free agent June 7 after not landing a deal in the offseason, has made three appearances thus far in Triple A. He’s given up a walk and two hits, one a homer, in 2 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run.”You just wait until he says he’s ready, and don’t attach a specific time frame to it,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon told Fox Sports earlier this month. “You want to do this right, you want when he comes back he feels really good, he’s in great shape, he can go back-to-back days and he’s not going to get hurt.” Related News MLB All-Star Game 2019: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani would like to participate in HR Derby Craig Kimbrel could make his Cubs debut as early as Thursday or Friday, according to The Athletic.The report notes that Kimbrel is expected to pitch again Tuesday for the Iowa Cubs, Chicago’s Triple-A affiliate, “but if all goes well, that is likely his final AAA outing.”last_img read more

English Men’s Amateur Championship – Daily Highlights

first_img Day six round-up – The Final:Conor Gough produced a sparkling performance to win the English Men’s Amateur Championship at Hankley Common in Surrey.The 16-year-old from Stoke Park beat 20-year-old Callum Farr from Northamptonshire County 3&2 in the final to add to the McGregor Trophy and the British Boys’ titles he won last year.Gough spent much of the early part of the season studying for his GCSEs but clearly the enforced break has had no detrimental effect on his golf.He began the morning round of the final by hitting a 350-yard drive down the first and then holing out from 12-feet for a birdie and seven holes later he was three up after a birdie on the 6th and an eagle on the 8th.20-year-old Farr claimed his first hole of the day when he birdied from just off the front of the green at the 10th but he could never quite reel in his opponent and he was four down heading into lunch before he won the 18th with a par.Farr started the second round strongly by winning the first with a birdie and the second with a par but he found himself three down again after dropping shots at both the 4th and the 5th. Thereafter the pair were to share eight birdies between them before Gough sealed victory with a testing four-foot downhill putt for a par on the short 16th.“It feels great to win,” said Gough moments after holing the winning putt. “I played really well. I love match play and as soon as I got through the stroke play qualifier I knew I had a good chance.“I’m proud of myself. I’ve got a couple of big weeks coming up so I hope I can keep things going.“I’ve got the Boys’ Home Internationals next week and then the US Amateur Championship at Pinehurst. I’m really looking forward to that. It’s the same format as this so hopefully I can put in another good performance.”It was impossible not to feel for England “A” squad member Farr who has now reached the last four and the last two in the past two years without tasting success.“I hit the ball better this afternoon but just couldn’t get the putts to drop,” he said. “I’m disappointed but Conor is a very good player and he deserved to win because he played a lot better than me.“I got to the semi-final last year and now the final so maybe next year will be my year,” he added.Day five round-up:England internationals Conor Gough and Callum Farr will contest the final of the 2019 English Men’s Amateur Championship at Hankley Common in Surrey.After coming through 36 holes of stroke play and five rounds of match play the 16-year-old from Stoke Park and the 20-year-old from Northamptonshire County are the last two men standing and will be battling it out to lift a trophy won in the past by a series of illustrious players including Nick Faldo, Paul Casey, Mark James, Tommy Fleetwood and Danny Willett.Reigning Boys’ Amateur champion Gough beat Chelmsford’s Curtis Knipes 3 & 2 in their quarter-final and then in the afternoon was in remorseless form as he defeated 2019 St Andrews Links Trophy winner Jake Burnage 4 & 3 in semi-finals.The highlight of the match came at the 604-yard par-5 eighth where Burnage holed out for an eagle from 50-feet only to see his younger opponent follow him in from ten. Gough was four under par when the match ended on the 15th.Farr played both his quarter-final and his semi-final without dropping a single shot to par.He beat Gough’s English Boys’ team colleague Enrique Dimayuga 4 & 3 in the morning and then withstood a dogged challenge from Rochford Hundred’s Bradley Bawden before beating him 2 & 1. Farr played the more consistent golf from tee to green but his Essex opponent, who has just graduated from the University of Memphis, holed several clutch putts to keep him in the match before he overshot the 17th green and had to admit defeat.The final starts at 8.30 tomorrow morning. See the scores come in as they happen here.Day four round-up:Saunton’s Jake Burnage remains on course to claim his second major title of the season after beating Buckinghamshire’s William Shackleton 5 & 4 in the fourth round of the English Men’s Amateur Championship at Hankley Common.Burnage, who won the St Andrews Links Trophy earlier in the year, will now play Jack Floydd from Haywards Heath for a place in tomorrow afternoon’s semi-final. Floydd beat Lewis Hinton from Foxhills 8 & 6 in their fourth round match.Conor Gough’s bid to add to last year’s British Boys’ title continues after he beat this year’s Lytham Trophy winner Josh McMahon, from Wallasey, 5 & 4 in their fourth round match and the 16-year-old from Stoke Park will now come up against the in-form Curtis Knipes, from Chelmsford, in tomorrow morning’s quarter-final. Knipes, who played in The Open at Royal Portrush, claimed a 2 & 1 victory over experienced international Tom Sloman from Taunton & Pickeridge.Gough is not the only member of next week’s England Boys’ Home International team left in the draw because Walton Heath teenager, Enrique Dimayuga, defeated Wakefield’s Daniel Bradbury 2 & 1 in their fourth round match and will now play Northamptonshire County’s Callum Farr who ran out a 3 & 2 winner over Jason Stokes from La Moye.The other quarter-final match in the bottom half of the draw will feature Bradley Bawden, from Rochford Hundred, against Joe Harvey from The Kendleshire. Bawden beat Chelmsford’s Arron Edwards-Hill 3 & 2 while Harvey emerged with a 2 & 1 victory over Ben Rhodes from Woodhall Hills.Watch how things unfoldDay three round-up:Leading qualifier, Jake Bolton, from Ogbourne Downs Golf Club in Wiltshire, is through to the third round of English Men’s Amateur Championship at Hankley Common.Bolton beat the host club’s Bobby Leopold by one hole in their second round match and will now face Lewis Hinton from Foxhills tomorrow morning for a place in the last sixteen. Hinton beat Calcot Park’s Melan Dhaubhadel 2 & 1 in the second round.There are some intriguing matches in the third round with St Andrews Links Trophy winner Jake Burnage facing Matty Lamb, his nearest challenger at the Home of Golf, and fellow English international Tom Sloman coming face-to-face with Alex Fitzpatrick from Hallamshire.In the second round, Burnage, from Saunton, beat Kendleshire’s Haider Hussain 4 & 3 while Lamb, from Hexham, won by the same margin against Belton Park’s William Hopkins. Sloman, from Taunton & Pickeridge, progressed with a 3 & 2 victory over Cole Betteridge from Sherwood Forest and the result was the same in Fitzpatrick’s match against David Houlding from Moortown.Other big names to progress included Lytham Trophy winner Josh McMahon, Harry Goddard, Callum Farr, Ben Hutchinson and reigning British Boys’ champion Conor Gough. The 16-year-old from Stoke Park now plays Cumberwell Park’s Jamie Li in the next round with the winner coming up against either McMahon or Jordan Boulton from Notts in the afternoon.Arguably the biggest surprise in the second round was Tom Plumb’s 3&2 defeat by George Saunders from Meon Valley. The victor’s reward is a third round match against Bradley Bawden from Rochford Hundred.View full leaderboardDay two round-up:Ben Firth, James Wilson and Enrique Dimayuga all shot course records as they qualified for the match play stage of the English Men’s Amateur Championship at Hankley Common.Firth, from the Leeds Golf Centre, carded a six-under par 64 in his second qualifying  round at North Hants to qualify in second place alongside Walton Heath’s Harvey Byers on five-under par 136 while Dimayuga recovered from an opening 76 at Hankley Common to match Firth’s score at North Hants and make it through in 19th place on 140.Wilson, from Tyneside, had opened with a two-over par 72 at North Hants but moved up to a share of fourth place with Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick on four-under par 137 after firing a six-under par 65 at Hankley Common.This year’s leading qualifier, who will be the No. 1 seed in the match play draw, was Jake Bolton, from Ogbourne Downs, who shot a 67 at North Hants, one better than his score the previous day at Hankley Common, to finish on six-under par 135.On a day of low scoring,  Stoke Park’s John Gough, Yeovil’s Tom Plumb, Saunton’s Jake Burnage and Harry Goddard from Hanbury Manor all shot under par to finish on three-under par 138 while the large group on 139 comprised Chelmsford’s Arron Edwards-Hill, Frilford Heath’s Olly Higgins, Mere’s Jack Brooks, Cumberwell Park’s Jamie Li, Atherstone’s Sam Broadhurst, Hartford’s Rhys Nevin-Wharton and Olton’s Joe MacIwraith.A total of 72 golfers qualified for the match play stage on 144 or better meaning there will be a preliminary round in the morning to determine the top 64 who will start in the first round proper. One player who missed out was defending champion Tom Thurloway, from Chartham Park, who carded a 70 at North Hants to add to his opening 78 at Hankley Common leaving him four shots outside the qualification mark.Day one round-up:Lindrick’s Samuel Rook made a late charge to share the lead after the first round of the 36-hole stroke play qualifier at the English Men’s Amateur Championship at Hankley Common and North Hants.Rook, playing his first round at North Hants, eagled the 17th and birdied the 18th to share top spot on three under par with Callum Farr (Northamptonshire County), Jamie Li (Cumberwell Park), Harvey Byers (Walton Heath) and Jake Bolton (Ogbourne Downs). Both Farr and Li also played their first rounds at North Hants while Byers and Bolton were at Hankley Common. The par for the course is 70 at North Hants and 71 at Hankley Common.Sam Broadhurst, from Atherstone Golf Club, a son of former Senior Open champion and Ryder Cup player Paul, is tied on two under par in a group that also includes Harry Crockett (Addlington Palace), Sam Robertson (Chestfield) and John Gough (Stoke Park).Gough’s younger brother Conor, the reigning British Boys’ champion, carded a 69 at North Hants to be in the large group on one-under par.Defending champion Tom Thurloway, from Chartham Park, has left himself with a lot to do to reach the match play stage of the championship after carding a seven-over par 78 at Hankley Common.At the end of the second round, the leading 64 players, and those tied for 64th place, will qualify for the match play stage at Hankley Common. A preliminary match play round will be played to determine the top 64 players if that is required. 3 Aug 2019 English Men’s Amateur Championship – Daily Highlights Tags: English Men’s Amateur Championshiplast_img read more

Brianne Stefani represents Glacier Gym Club at BC Winter Games

first_imgBrianne Stefani of the Glacier Gymnastics Club will join approximately 1700 of her closets friends next week at the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games.Stefani, 11, qualified for the BC Winter Games at the recent Zone one trials February 9 in Cranbrook.The Glacier gymnast performed near flawless routines on all four events, taking first place on the team by almost a full point. “Brianne worked very hard preparing and perfecting her skills for the trials,” said Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach, Sandra Long.Long said the level of gymnastics at the BC Winter Games is very high but says Stefani is up for the challenge“Brianne is dedicated to doing her best at the Games,” Long said, adding Stefani is competing against gymnasts that train four to eight hours more per week.”She is an accomplished gymnast and has a very good chance to come home to Nelson with 1 or 2 BC Winter Games Medals.”The BC Winter Games takes place in Penticton, February 26-28.Some of the other competitors from Nelson include Keiran Marchand in Biathlon, Troy Bellman, Sophie Hickson, Aliza Jones, Liam Lazier, Henry Lieshman andYael Oosthuizen in alpine skiing; and Sophie Edney and Rohan Moola in cross country skiing.Haley Olinyk of Salmo is competing in alpine skiing while Jessica Rideout of Crawford Bay is on the boards in cross country skiing.last_img read more

Seattle-Cheney edges Alaska to capture 2017 GFIB Crown

first_imgBen Ruff earned the win in relief, going 4-1/3 innings, while Nick Flesher took the loss for Alaska.Flesher was one of four pitchers used by the Goldpanners.Seattle-Cheney advanced to the playoff round with a 3-0 record to capture Division 1.Seattle-Cheney then shutout Kitsap Blue Jackets 6-0 in quarterfinal play.Alaska defeated Burnaby Bulldogs 10-5 and North Sound Emeralds 3-0 to advance to the final against Seattle-Cheney. The Seattle-Cheney Studs scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to walk off the Alaska Goldpanners 3-2 in the final of the 2017 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament Sunday under sunny skies at James Donaldson Stadium.The victory earned the Studs the grand prize in the money baseball tournament while the Goldpanners took home second place cash.Seattle-Cheney, which advanced to the final with a thrilling 6-5 victory over Everett, tied the game with a single run in the eighth before securing the top prize in the extra innings.last_img read more