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Oral Tracey: West Indies cricket hurting

first_imgThe teary-eyed outburst by West Indies cricket legend, Sir Garfield Sobers, has provided one of the most touching moments in the recent troubled history of West Indies cricket. The man who is widely regarded as the greatest all-round cricketer to have ever played the game was sharp, precise, and prudent with his prognosis of what is fundamentally going wrong currently with West Indies cricket. Unlike most of the region’s countless experts and analysts, Sir Garfield never sought refuge in denying the reality. He did not seek to go the easy route of blaming the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its succession of inept administrators for the rapid and continuous decline of West Indies cricket. Sir Garfield’s observation was much more heartfelt, honest, and on point. With the admission that the fundamental problem crippling West Indies cricket, right now, is the fact that the current players in the region are not genuinely committed to the West Indian cause, but were more interested in using the West Indies team as a stepping stone towards playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League and we assume other Twenty20 cricket leagues. In fighting back the tears, Sir Garfield made the not-so-subtle comparison between the attitude of the players when he represented the West Indies and that of the current crop of players. With his voice cracking under the emotions of the moment, Sir Garfield said: “I never made a single run for myself, I made all the runs for the West Indies.” The legend concluded that if the mindset of West Indian players doesn’t change, the regional team will continue to struggle for a long time and that many countries will surpass the West Indies. With his eyes glistening with tears, Sir Garfield said of all this: “It hurts.” Not only did it hurt Sir Garfield to utter those poignant words, I suspect it hurt many cricket fans all over the world to see the kind of pain that West Indies cricket has inflicted on this international legend and hero of the game. The passionate honesty was impressive by the man who, for many years, held the world record for the most runs scored in a Test innings (365) before it was broken by Brian Lara. He clearly was not among the emotional dreamers who continue to envisage getting back to that elusive space on the top of world cricket after eventually turning that endless corner. There was a tone of finality, a feel of painful resignation in what Sir Garfield said and how he said it. The tears suggested an acknowledgement that West Indies cricket has passed the point of no return. The 79-year-old legend provided a rational and balanced encapsulation of what is the most recent game-changer in the demise of West Indies cricket. In a context where too many people across the Caribbean maintain their emotional hold on the myth of a West Indies resurgence, based on the belief in the much-used clichÈs that if only the governance structure of the regional board should change, or the board was more transparent and administrators were more efficient, then West Indies cricket would rise again. Personally, I feel honoured to be in the same mental space as the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers as it relates to the worsening demise of our cricket. We absolutely see what has happened and is still happening to West Indies cricket and we are not afraid to face and accept it.last_img read more

Concerned about climate change, families unite

first_imgThey came together four months ago from all over the San Fernando Valley, parents bound by concern about how climate change will affect their children. “I think a lot of the global movement so far has been focused on college students and a lot of Hollywood celebrities, but that hasn’t made it real for people,” said Miki Kim, a member of the grass-roots Families Against Climate Crisis. “We’re just a lot of Joe Normal families who are busy, who have jobs and kids and mortgages like many families across the country, but we have to take the time to set an example.” The group has created a Web site – www.thefaccs.org – with energy-conservation and environmental tips. If you go “An Inconvenient Truth” will be screened at 1 p.m. today at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Free admission. For more information, call (818) 342-1473. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And today, the group is hosting a screening of “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Oscar-winning documentary by former Vice President Al Gore, followed by presentations at the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, where they are all members. “We want families to be aware of the issues so that they’re not looking at their kids years from now and saying `I’m really sorry,”‘ Kim said. “I think we can really get the word out,” said FACC member Spike Dolomite Ward. “We’re not tree huggers. We’re not hippies, and I think that’s why the messages are being dismissed. We’re just moms and dads.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 last_img

Over 50? Here Are 12 Incredible Companies Hiring Now!

first_img3. General MillsCompany Rating: 3.7Where Hiring: Philadelphia, PA; Hannibal, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Minnetonka, MN and more What Roles: Global eCommerce Experience Manager, R&D Technician, Supply Chain Development Analyst, Fixed Asset Analyst, Compensation Director, Logistics Supply Planner, Credit Analyst, Mid-West Field Marketing Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Opportunity to grow as a leader in a best practice environment with incredibly smart, talented colleagues. This is a company that truly is invested in ‘doing the right thing all the time’, one of its core values[…] A great place to work for a global company and learn how to run a business and build brands from one of the very best operators in the industry.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 9. Mindbody Inc.Company Rating: 3.5Where Hiring: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; San Luis Obispo, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Southampton, NY and moreWhat Roles: Senior Regional Marketing Specialist, Software Implementation Specialist, Sales Development Representative, Customer Support Associate, Media and Communications Specialist, Training Content Specialist, Senior Data Reporting Specialist & more. What Employees Say: “Excellent place to work and software to use. Their set of core values is really inspiring to hear from such a large company. Humble and Helpful is my personal favorite. There is a strong sense of care for customers and their well-being not just about profits.” —Current Tech Support SpecialistSee Open Jobs 8. Kimberly-ClarkCompany Rating: 3.6Where Hiring: Neenah, WI; New Milford, CT; Corinth, MS; Atlanta, GA; Maumelle, AR; and many moreWhat Roles: Strategic Analyst, Executive Assistant, Business Development Manager, Category Development Manager, Operations Supervisor, Senior Manager Product Safety, Distribution Consultant, Plant Operational Excellence Leader & more. What Employees Say: “K-C realizes that to have a strong business you need strong employees, so they encourage you to increase your skills and become a better leader. They offer quite a few professional development courses and allow performing employees to move on to new jobs every 18 months.” —Former Senior Treasury AnalystSee Open Jobs 12. Atlantic HealthCompany Rating: 3.5Where Hiring: Florham Park, NJ; Morristown, NJ; Newton, NJ & moreWhat Roles: Registrar, Scheduler, Medicaid Account Rep, Adolescent Psychiatrist, Business Coordinator, Manager, Mental Health Assistant, Regulatory Compliance Associate, PD Security Officer, PD Transporter & more.What Employees Say: “Excellent benefits. Some of the best healthcare coverage you will find for very minimal out of pocket costs. An awesome network of physicians to choose from too. Lots of perks (phone bill discounts, gifts every year for company-wide accomplishments, ice cream days!) Generally a well-oiled machine. Processes set in place, plenty of guidelines to follow. It makes getting work done easy.” —Current Clinical Lab AssistantSee Open Jobs As the saying goes, 50 is the new 30. Things like your confidence, relationships and happiness all seem to spike when you hit the big five-oh. And your career is no exception. No matter if you’re getting back into the game after a break or just hoping to shake things up a bit, your fifties are a great time to make a career move.While many companies benefit from the tenacity and know-how of experienced workers, several go above and beyond to make the workplace inclusive and welcoming for all ages. The 12 companies highlighted below have all signed AARP’s pledge to recruit and support workers of diverse age groups — and they’re looking for candidates to fill open positions!1. KPMGCompany Rating: 3.8Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Montvale, NJ; New York, New York and many moreWhat Roles: Manager of People & Change, Senior Associate or IT Assurance, Director of Oil & Gas Strategy, Senior Associate, Tax Senior Associate of Corporate Tax, Audit Senior Associate & moreWhat Employees Say: “Plenty of opportunity to ladder up and lattice across the org to gain experience and breadth. Predictable raises in the base comes with consistent performance. Depending on org will see good work/life balance and work arrangement flexibility.” —Current Associate DirectorSee Open Jobs 4. PfizerCompany Rating: 3.9Where Hiring: Andover, MA; Peapack, NJ; Saint Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; Kalamazoo, MI; Groton, CT; Collegeville, PA; Boston, MA; New York, NY & more. What Roles: Director Project Management, Sr. Scientist of Protein Engineering, Administrative Assistant, Senior Director/Team Lead, Clinical Project Manager of Vaccines, Business Operations Specialist-Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Will[ing] to be flexible and reasonable with my time and my needs as an employee. Passionate and driven company with a strong goal to care for others no matter what the circumstance. Cares for their employees just as much as their clients.” —Current Client Services CoordinatorSee Open Jobs 7. Cabell Huntington HospitalCompany Rating: 3.9Where Hiring: Huntington, WVWhat Roles: RN, Infection Preventionist, Medical Assistant, EKG Tech, Clinic LPN, Physician Assistant, Clinical Coordinator, Anesthesia Tech, OR Attendant, Pharmacy Tech & more.What Employees Say: “Great Pay and Benefits. This is a union hospital and is one of the best there is[.] I currently moved away or I’d still be there. [Worked] there 8 years.” —Former CNASee Open Jobscenter_img 5. Rover.comCompany Rating: 4.5Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; Spokane, WA What Roles: Senior Business Analyst, Workforce Strategy & Planning Manager, Controller,Vice President of Product Management, Procurement Manager, Chief of Staff to the CEO, SEM Manager, Country Launch Manager & more.What Employees Say: “Rover is at a really great stage right now. Employees are able to have a huge impact, experience a ton of ownership and have the ability to leave a mark on the business. At the same time the company is large enough to offer some structure, organization, and support which enables a much better environment. We are basically solving similar problems as Uber, AirBnB and others but at a much earlier stage, smaller company. The current environment combines the positive aspects of a start up culture with the mentorship and upper mobility of a larger company.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 10. United WayCompany Rating: 3.6Where Hiring: Alexandria, VA; Charleston, SC; Missoula, MT; Richmond, VA; Saint Louis, MO and moreWhat Roles: Policy Analyst, Content Manager, Campaign Executive – Resource Development, Facilities Specialist, Financial Coach, SVP and Chief Development Officer, Director of Corporate Engagement, Marketing Manager & more.What Employees Say: “The people who work here are smart, friendly, warm and committed. We are doing really amazing work. We are trying to break the cycle of poverty and I can’t imagine something I would rather be working toward.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs 6. Boise CascadeCompany Rating: 3.6Where Hiring: Lena, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; La Grande, OR; Chester, SC; Florien, LA; Medford, OR; Westfield, MA and moreWhat Roles: Inside Sales Representative, Safety Specialist, Material Handler, Industrial Engineer, Safety Coordinator, Commodity Product Manager, Counsel, Shift Supervisor, Shipping Technician I & more.What Employees Say: “Laid back environment, very egalitarian. PTO was more than reasonable and the hours were the same everyday. Sales is empowered to negotiate prices even at low levels. Mistakes are expected and the management is more interested in solving the problem than finding who is to blame.” —Former Sales Management TraineeSee Open Jobs 11. Dominion ResourcesCompany Rating: 4.0Where Hiring: Columbia, SC; Lusby, MD; Richmond, VA; Waterford, CT and moreWhat Roles: Engineer III, Customer Projects Designer I, Nuclear Engineer III, Supervisor of Gas Operations – Transmissions, Business Systems Analyst & more.What Employees Say: “Honestly this place feels like a second home when you are an employee here. Everyone gets [along] with each other. The workload is very well balanced. There are plenty of benefits and the management is very easy to talk to. As long as you are willing to work and not be absent-minded then this company should be an option for you.” —Current Engineer IISee Open Jobs 2. Bucknell UniversityCompany Rating: 4.3Where Hiring: Lewisburg, PAWhat Roles: Project Engineer, Custodial Section Supervisor, Community Director, ID Monitor, Financial Services Office Specialist, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic & more.What Employees Say: “Great co-workers. Beautiful campus. Wonderful benefits. Student body active and engaged with campus life and interested in personal development as a means for career success. Creative freedom. Great work/life balance.” —Former Assistant DirectorSee Open Jobslast_img read more

TRIBAL TRENDS – TOP 5: Liverpool given van Dijk and Aubameyang price; PSG star jail sentence; Salah the first of many for Klopp;

first_imgOverall, for the past week, our Top 5 trending articles have involved Liverpool, Arsenal and PSG winger Angel di Maria and his trouble with the law.Our top story for the week comes from Spain as Angel di Maria was sentenced to a year in prison. The Paris Saint Germain winger was found guilty of two counts of fraud, according to The Sun.The charges relate to the Argentine’s image rights while he was at Real Madrid in 2012 and 2013. Hold on though, di Maria won’t actually spend anytime behind bars, because sentences under two-years are predominantly suspended in Spain, for citizens who have a clean criminal record.There has been huge news developing out of the south coast of England this week, with Southampton agreeing to negotiate with Liverpool over Virgin van Dijk. Earlier this month, the Saints reported the Merseyside club for an apparent ‘tapping up’ of the 25-year old. There is a catch though.Southampton has set a non-negotiable set price for the Dutch defender. £70m. Now it’s up for Liverpool if they want to meet the demand. Tribalfootball’s European correspondent Emanuele Giulianelli broke news this week about Fabinho’s imminent move to Manchester United.He also touches on Chelsea’s bid for Zenit defender Kosta Manolas and Arsenal’s approach for Thomas Lemar and Mario Lemina.The Mirror reports that Mohamad Salah is not the last signing Liverpool is planning to make this summer. Jurgen Klopp plans to sign THREE more players for his squad, including a centre-back, a box-to-box midfielder and a left back.And finally, Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has told Liverpool and Arsenal what it will take to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Bundesliga club are demanding €70m for the Gabon international or else they will make him see out the remainder of his contract, which ends in 2020.Top 5 Tribalfootball stories – May 31–June 61. SHOCKER! PSG star Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence2. Southampton willing to do Van Dijk business with Liverpool – for one set price3. Giulianelli: EXCLUSIVE – Chelsea Manolas bid TODAY; Why Fabinho joins Man Utd; Wenger & Lemar, Lemina4. Salah arrives as part one of four-part 150m Liverpool transfer spend5. BVB set price and deadline for Liverpool, Arsenal target Aubameyang GoogleThe top 5 stories searched through Google over the past week are below, with three articles about Manchester United’s transfer targets, AC Milan jump into the James race and Arsenal look at Martial.1. Ronaldo quit shock splits Real squad in two camps2. Man Utd jump into battle for Real contract rebel Isco3. Real striker Morata hints at Man Utd move on social media4. AC table offer to Real for James5. Gunners boss Wenger seeks Man Utd board talks over Martial dealFacebookThe top 5 articles found through the world’s most popular social media site, Facebook, included mainly articles about Liverpool as well as Angel di Maria’s court case.1. S’Hampton willing to do Van Dijk business with Reds – for one set price2. BVB set price and deadline for Reds, Gunners target Aubameyang3. Salah arrives as part one of four-part £150M Reds transfer spend4. SHOCKER! Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence5. Klopp aims for 100m Reds mega clearoutlast_img read more