Russell looking to put on a show at Penns

first_imgJanieve Russell remains confident of excelling again at the upcoming Penn Relays, which will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from April 28-30.”They (fans) are expecting great times. They are expecting a show and I am just going out there to use Penn Relays as a training ground again,” said Russell.Russell, a University of Technology (UTech) student, competed at Penns for eight years – five for her alma mater Holmwood Technical and three years for UTech.”I have a lot of experience. Penn Relays is very cold and thing, and a lot of athletes are not used to the climate because they are always in the tropical area, and to know that I have been travelling to Penn Relays for eight years, I know the feeling, the crowd and the atmosphere that we are going into,” Russell observed.While clocking a personal best in the 2015 World Championships last year, Russell not only reached the final, but placed fifth with a lifetime best of 54.64 seconds.”Yes, I am ready. There is a lot of expectation from other athletes and your fans and people who are looking out there and saying she is a World Championship finalist and she is representing her school,” said Russell.”They are expecting great times. They are expecting a show and I am just going out there to use Penn Relays as a training ground again.”She added: “The 4×400 will help with my endurance and the 4x200m will help with my speed. I am just going out there confident and just ready to perform.”So it’s a good feeling to know that I am well prepared and just going out there to showcase,” she told The Gleaner in an interview after FLOW Foundation gave a 16 per cent increase of $4 million and 30 thousand to 28 high school and tertiary institutions to offset costs associated with competing at the event, at their head office on Half-Way Tree Road on Tuesday.OTHER ATHLETESThere were a number of other outstanding athletes present.Calabar High’s sensation, Christopher Taylor, who will compete at his first Penn Relays, said: “I feel very excited. I am gonna go out there and do the best for my school.”Also, the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) Zinedine Russell, who finished second overall in the girls Open heptathlon at Champs, said: “I am looking forward to getting the plaque for my school.”She will compete in the 400m.last_img read more

Beermen are going to miss Arwind Santos’ Spiderman dunk

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Joking aside, Cabagnot said he’s “gonna miss that spidey dunk.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next I will match you!! Haha— Chris Ross (@cmross6) January 15, 2019READ: End of ‘Spiderman dunk’ as PBA deems ‘monkey ride’ unsportsmanlikeThe league on Tuesday released a memo wherein “a player who hangs onto the rim after a dunk and places either or both of his feet onto the backboard, shall be assessed with an unsportsmanlike technical foul.”ADVERTISEMENT The All-Star guards even joked about paying the fine just for Santos to continue doing his patented dunks.I’m sponsoring the first spidey dunk “fine” this conference ? @cmross6 you want to sponsor the 2nd spidey dunk ? 😊😊😊😊FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— alex cabagnot (@askcabaggie) January 15, 2019 LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening A day hasn’t passed since the PBA issued a memorandum banning Arwind Santos’ ‘Spiderman’ dunk but his San Miguel Beer teammates Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross are already sentimental over it.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Knicks’ Enes Kanter says anyone against Turkey president is a ‘target’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Trend Alert Crop it

first_imgReplay the Lucky Song by Madonna that caused a controversy about ‘crop tops’; newly known as the midriff exposure, is simply rewinding the 80s style. From pop artists to television celebs to super stars, all are in saga with showing off their taut tummies. Some of the artists sporting the crop top look include Rihanna, Frieda Pinto, Sonam Kapoor and Hilary Rhod.For Indian’s, crop top is the next step forward from the typical traditional wear ‘choli’. A few ways to style the crop top right are: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Team the crop top with high-waist jeans, shorts or skirts, so you reveal less but still look stylish.  Go flirty with tying a shirt up at the front with a high waist skirt or jeans.  For those chicas who like to play safe, team your crop top with a fitted tank underneath andgo trendy. You can also go formal by teaming the midriff with snazzy pants and a groovy jacket. Beat the heat with these and add the gaga to your daily parade. As the crop top is topping the field all the way, a few curated pieces can be found at a clothing website called Miss Chase ( A UK fashion brand made affordable for the first time ever.  Just flaunt it if you have it! Now’s a good time to tone that tummy and pick a colour and cut that works for you – and you will be all set to make heads turn.last_img read more

Exhibition brings out lyricism in sculptor Dhanrajs work

first_imgA retrospective exhibition highlighting the musicality in Indian sculptor Dhanraj Bhagat’s work, is being showcased at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) here.The exhibition titled “Dhanraj Bhagat (1917-1988): Journey from the Physical to the Spiritual” has over 400 works on display, including sketches and sculptures. “Bhagat evoked brilliantly the inner music in his take on the iconic Nataraja or Dancing Shiva, in the elongated lyrical limbs of the lord as though swaying in the tune of the music,” NGMA said in a statement. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMusic also translates in his flowing sketches of women and musicians with almost ethereal quality, it added.Born in Lahore in 1917, Bhagat, in his earlier depictions showed rural men and women involved in daily activities, inspired by what he saw around him.He later joined the Mayo School of Art, and served as the head of the sculpture department at the College of Art, New Delhi for three decades.The 1977, Padma Shri awardee, worked with mediums like clay, wood, metal or cement, and seemed to have introduced to his work a certain lyrical form. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBhagat’s style of sculpting romanticism in an objective subject took a spiritual turn in his later years. As his works began to be dominated by a minimalist geometry through which he formed strong images of monarchs, gods and celestial beings, he rendered a spiritual touch to his work.The exhibition seeks to capture the moods and styles of the artist from his initial years to the later simplified geometric forms and icons.The extensive retrospective exhibition marks the sculptor’s centenary year, and is now on display in Mumbai till August 14.last_img read more

Fourth Bankers Meet to be held in Delhi

first_imgBankers’ Meet, a think tank of leading professionals from Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance companies, is holding its fourth national conclave in New Delhi, on February 28, 2019.An initiative by TKWs Institute of Banking and Finance Society, Bankers’ meet is known for crystal gazing the future of financial services in India. The BFSI Vision 2022, released in 2015 was well accepted by government and central bank. The vision helped in clarifying the policy direction and inspired many digitisation initiatives in financial services ecosystem. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe objective of this event is to create a BFSI Vision Roadmap for engaging a billion BFSI customers digitally. The BFSI ecosystem encompasses 4Ps – Policy, People, Products and Processes. 16 eminent leaders will speak on the opportunities and challenges that the ecosystem poses. Eight industry committees from different BFSI segments are being formed. Each committee will focus on different aspects and propose solutions to make the BFSI vision come true. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCommenting on the need of Bankers’ Meet, RK Dubey, Convener and former CMD of Canara Bank, said that “BFSI has to catalyse India’s growth to a $5 Trillion economy. The 4th Bankers’ meet is an attempt to steer the efforts of financial services in this direction.” Lt Governor of Puducherry, Dr Kiran Bedi has agreed to inaugurate the initiative and inspire BFSI leaders to take this step. A few other invitees at the meet include Dr Charan Singh, Chairman, Punjab and Sind Bank; Padma Shri Dr Pritam Singh, Advisor to Prime Minister; Chetna Gala Sinha, Co Chair, World Economic Forum; VG Kannan, CEO, Indian Banks Association; Arijit Basu, MD, State Bank of India, and other CEOs from insurance, broking, and more. Explaining the process, Professor Amit Goyal, Director, TKWs Institute of Banking and Finance explained, “The deliberations will be compiled together into a roadmap document which will be circulated to the PMO, MoF, RBI, sector regulars and CMDs of 500 BFSI companies. This will set a precedence for the industry and propel nation to achieve the dream of becoming third largest economy.”last_img read more

How Wharton Prepares MBA Graduates For The Workforce

first_img Last Updated May 22, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Going back to business school to pursue an MBA is an important step to getting that high-paying dream job. However, the path to graduation and employment can be a little overwhelming for some. In order help students out and ultimately increase their likelihood of being hired post-grad, schools prepare their students for various careers and industries through internship programs, career services and counseling, hands-on projects and sprawling alumni networks.Take a look at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Located in Philadelphia, the Wharton School was the first dedicated school of business at the college level in the United States and is now universally regarded as the premier business school in the country. Wharton enrolls 1,788 total students in its MBA program and 436 students in the MBA Program for Executives. According to Wharton’s MBA Career Management, 98.4 percent of graduates reported full time job offers, with 95 percent accepting those positions. Recent grads enjoy a $125,000 median salary. It’s interesting to note that 15.5 percent of the accepted job offers were outside the United States. For more detailed information, visit the full-time employment career statistics page.Let’s take a look at how Wharton’s career services, internship opportunities, and alumni network gives grads a leg up in the job hunt.Career ResourcesWharton’s MBA Career Management manages the relationships between the school and visiting recruiters, and offers students and alumni additional support throughout their career searches. The management service offers students resources such as workshops and training sessions on many topics such as self-assessment, resume writing and interviewing. The office also offers one-on-one career counseling, opportunities for career treks across the globe and important information about different industries’ functions.In general, Wharton’s MBA Career Management provides education and guidance throughout the entire job search process, including:Programs and workshopsDetailed information on careers in various industriesResearch tools exclusive to WhartonRecruiting eventsIndividual career advisingCareer treksLifelong career support as alumni Specifically for Executive MBA candidates, Wharton offers a number of opportunities for students to further prepare them for returning their current employer or to seek out a new one. This includes career coaching, resume writing guidance and additional one-on-one attention during the latter part of their time at the school.InternshipsIn the summer between their first and second years of the MBA program, almost all Wharton students pursue an internship. The point of these highly competitive and strenuous internships is to provides opportunities for employers to get to know potential full-time employees. In fact, 100 percent of students seeking summer employment received offers.Internships are typically structured around a specific project with a 10-12 week time frame, and internship compensation is typically based on an annualized salary and may also include performance and/or sign-on bonuses. Here are a few examples of Wharton intern projects in different industries and functions:Operations/Finance: Evaluated public-to-private leveraged buyout of $3 billion financial institution in conjunction with strategic partner.Marketing: Developed and presented pre-launch marketing plan based on STP (segmentation, targeting and positioning), customer value proposition, purchase funnel and competitive analysis.Business Development: Completed analysis of equity investments in health, education, tourism, retail and property sectors. Produced database of investment entry multiples to analyze prior investments and uncover trends in investment decisions.Product Management: Scoped, designed and managed initial implementation of an internal tools suite, the goal of which is to deliver a 60 percent improvement in the cost effectiveness of our programs by streamlining operational workflows and allowing improved campaign designs. For more detailed information on Wharton internships, visit the internship career statistics page of the MBA Career Management office.Wharton’s Alumni NetworkOne of the perks of attending one of the most prestigious business schools in the world is having something in common with all of its successful alumni. Wharton alumni have a track record for mentoring recent graduates and helping each other with future advancement and career changes.The school’s online community, WhartonConnect, gives current students and alumni an easy way to find colleagues in just about any field. The community helps alumni and students access industry information, communicate with fellow alumni and identify contacts. The service features e-mail addresses, an alumni directory, and extensive search capabilities enabling alumni and students to identify career development resources within the alumni base.EmployersWharton MBAs have been employed by the follow companies, just to name a few:AmazonBank of America Merrill LynchDeutsche BankFacebookFidelity InvestmentsGoogle, Inc.JPMorgan ChaseTesla MotorsUber RelatedRECAP: US News —10 MBA Programs With the Highest Signing BonusesIn this post, we’ll recap the 10 highest MBA signing bonus averages— a list of the U.S. business schools whose MBA graduates leave business school with both high-paying jobs and large signing bonuses.June 8, 2017In “Featured Home”Which Graduate Business School Students Have The Highest GMAT Scores?Along with required work experience and undergraduate prerequisites, prospective MBA students also look at the average scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for a certain school they are interested in applying to. According the Graduate Management Admission Council, the exam is used as part of the admissions process…March 16, 2017In “Featured Home”Five Best Business Schools for Breaking Into Venture CapitalWhile most MBA graduates looking to go into finance typically choose investment banking, venture capital has become an increasingly popular employment destination in recent years. VC is popular because it’s both lucrative and challenging, offering a unique career path that is deeply involved in the success of startups. MBA Programs…June 12, 2018In “Career” Here is a complete list of Wharton graduate employers. How Wharton Prepares MBA Graduates For The Workforce About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Philadelphialast_img read more