Online Community YouTern Links College Interns and Startups

first_imgaudrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts YouTern, an online community to link interns with startups, has launched their pilot program in California, with plans to expand nationwide.While there are many programs that assist students with finding internships with large, established companies, until the launch of YouTern, there was no similar service helping entrepreneurial-minded students find a position with a startup. And now in turn, startups will have a resource to identify and recruit talented students for internship positions, a move that may help build a “startup culture” so college graduates don’t feel as compelled to only seek employment with major corporations. Internships are useful for students as they can help them prepare for their professional careers, through mentorship and on-the-job experience. The latter is particularly important in these rough economic times as job experience can set a college graduate apart from the competition. Indeed, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the number of college students planning to gain experience through an internship in their field of study has increased dramatically in recent years – from 10 to almost 70 percent. Furthermore, employers indicate that they anticipate offering employment to a majority of their interns. One of YouTern’s key features is its ability to match interns and companies based on information about a student’s degree/major, location, and hours available and a business’s category and needs. Compatibility of interns and potential employers is ranked, with only qualifying matches delivered. Currently subscriptions and postings to the site are free.“The rules have changed for young talent entering the workforce,” said YouTern CEO Mark Babbitt. “Students don’t have jobs waiting for them at graduation and must now plan their career paths years in advance. In our new economy, a career-relevant internship is the key to success.” Not only are internships becoming more important for college students, but many young people indicate they want to become entrepreneurs in their own right. YouTern looks to offer college students an important service to kickstart their careers.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: LeBron uncorks ‘Silver Bullet’

first_imgPhoto from Nike.comAs LeBron James sets to leave the Philippines, so does one shoe from the Nike inventory. The Zoom Soldier 11 “Silver Bullet” will be released in limited quantities Sunday exclusively at Nike Park Fort at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT Astros return to Houston for 1st game since Harvey WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Each pair is worth P7,195 and will be sold to customers at a first-come, first-served basis. The shoe is the third and last pair linked to James’ visit to Manila after a special colorway of the Nike Air Force One SF and Nike Zoom and the first edition of the Nike Air Zoom Generation released on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron James rocks the Zoom Soldier 11 “Silver Bullet” during his Strive For Greatness Show at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonJames’ third Manila shoe took inspiration from the Air Max 97 colorway of the same name with reflective accents, a metallic silver upper together with some hints of red, white, and black on the collar, heel, midsole and outsole.The “Silver Bullet” was the same shoe James wore during his special training session with Gilas Pilipinas players and the media and also during the exhibition game of his Strive for Greatness Tour at Mall of Asia Arena. Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:08Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?

first_imgAjax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax goalkeeper Andre Onana is calm over talk of a return to Barcelona.The former Barca junior is being linked with a return as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, the ex-Ajax No1.Onana told Marca: “Do I know anything new about Barça’s interest in replacing Cillessen? I have no new information. “I spoke with Jasper a few times, but I do not know what decision he will make. It’s in his hands, in the Netherlands, he’s a real idol. “Time will tell what’s going on with everyone. For my part, I am quiet.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Study reveals fishings startling global footprint It totally blows me away

first_imgHALIFAX – Global fishing efforts are so wide ranging that fleets covered more than 460 million kilometres in 2016 — a distance equal to going to the moon and back 600 times.That startling revelation is contained in a newly published study in Science that quantifies fishing’s global footprint for the first time.“I’ve been working on fishing for 20 years and it totally blows me away,” co-author Boris Worm, a marine biologist at Dalhousie University in Halifax, said of the findings.The study — which included researchers from Global Fishing Watch, National Geographic, Google and U.S. universities such as Stanford — used satellite feeds and common ship tracking technology known as the automatic identification system (AIS).It found that commercial fishing covers more than half of the ocean’s surface: “Our data show that industrial fishing occurs in 55 per cent of ocean area and has a spatial extent more than four times that of agriculture,” the study says.Most nations appear to fish predominantly within their own exclusive economic zones, but fishing fleets from China, Spain, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea accounted for more than 85 per cent of the observed fishing effort on the high seas.“The fundamental problem with fishing is the lack of oversight particularly on the high seas,” Worm said. “Now we have that oversight — we can see it from space.”The study found some larger fishing vessels undertake surprisingly lengthy travels, he said.One Japanese vessel leaves its home port to fish off South Africa before moving on to West Africa, then transits the Panama Canal and fishes in the eastern tropical Pacific before returning home.“I’ve never had data on it, so now I can actually track single voyages that go straight around the globe,” Worm said.Researchers captured the activity of more than 70,000 vessels, including about 75 per cent of industrial fishing vessels longer than 36 metres, by using 22 billion global AIS positions from 2012 to 2016. They point out the figures represent a small proportion of the world’s estimated 2.9 million motorized fishing vessels.Global fishing hotspots include the northeast Atlantic and northwest Pacific as well as regions off South America and West Africa.The study found areas of minimal effort in the Southern Ocean, parts of the northeast Pacific and central Atlantic and the exclusive economic zones of many island states “forming conspicuous holes in the global effort map.”The number of areas fished globally is likely even higher, the researchers said, given many regions have poor satellite coverage and a lower percentage of vessels using AIS.Longline fishing was the most widespread activity and was detected in 45 per cent of the ocean, followed by purse seining at 17 per cent and trawling at 9.4 per cent.Longliners had the greatest average trip length between anchorages — 7,100 kilometres.Worm said the study found that fishing wasn’t disturbed by significant weather events or by such things as the price of fuel.“They just go out and fish,” he said. “I think oftentimes because they are operating, particularly on the high seas, at the margin of profitability they just have to keep those boats running.”David Kroodsma, director of research and development for Global Fishing Watch, said the over-arching goal of the study is to create transparency for an industry that has had little in the past.Kroodsma said it’s hoped the data can be used to improve fisheries governance around the world. He said the global map it produced is hundreds of times higher in resolution than “anything we’ve had before.”“For me what’s most exciting is not just this dataset but what comes next. There are all of these questions about how we fish in the ocean that we can now answer that we could not before,” he said.last_img read more

If I can get share of both pies, why not: Akshay

first_imgMumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is on a roll, and when is he ever not? After signing up for a web series, the superstar is now getting ready for his next release Kesari. Excerpts from the interview: Q. There is so much happening in your career. Your leap into the digital domain has created a nationwide stir. What made you take this plunge? Honestly, my son Aarav was one of the main driving factors for me to think in this direction and move into the digital space. It’s where the youth is hooked onto and it is here that I wish to create something extraordinary and connect with them. It’s going to be high octane action is all I can reveal as of now. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Q. Do you think the future of the movie-going experience lies in the digital space? Or do you believe, as I do, that the magic of the movie theatre can’t be eradicated? I’m of mixed opinion here. The actor in me would want and love to believe the magic of the movie theatres never fades away but having said that I’m also aware that a lot of content consumption is being done in the digital space and that is something that cannot be ignored. And if I can get a share of both the pies, then why not? Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversaryQ. You had three major successes in 2018. Kesari is your first release for 2019, and it’s looking like a blockbuster. What are your expectations regarding Kesari? Kesari is an extremely special film for me, my first war drama. I am very emotional about it. The answer on why I picked this film is in your question itself. I was amazed that such a brilliant and brave story has such little recognition and it’s a story I’m really proud and excited about to share with the audiences. Q. In Mission Mangal, you play a real-life astronaut. And there are several interesting female actors sharing the limelight with you. Would it be correct to say this is your first film in recent times where the women have important roles to play? I would like to correct you here. In Mission Mangal, I do not play an astronaut but a scientist and yes, I worked with an interesting mix of female co-actors in it. Well, it’s actually very subjective and never been a conscious decision. I pick films which excite me. For instance, I was also a part of Naam Shabana, where I most certainly wasn’t the central character and my female co-actor Taapsee Pannu had a much more important role to play. So that’s how it is.last_img read more

After 60 years, state plans to repair Durgapur Barrage

first_imgKolkata: The state Irrigation and Waterways department has chalked out an elaborate scheme to repair Durgapur Barrage for the first time since its construction almost six decades ago.The foundation stone of the barrage on river Damodar in Bankura was laid by the then Chief Minister Dr BC Roy. The construction began in 1955 and it ended in 1960. As the barrage was not repaired since ages its condition deteriorated from bad to worse. The state Irrigation and Waterways department has chalked out an elaborate scheme to immediately repair it. Once the repair work is completed the barrage will prevent inundation on vast areas. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBridge and Roof has been assigned to do the job at an estimated cost of Rs 98 crore. The scheme has been named “Rehabilitation and Strengthening of the Damaged Divide Wall and Downstream Floor of Durgapur Barrage”. There are 34 gates at the barrage that are operational. Due to lack of maintenance massive perforations have developed on the gates which cause huge leakage of water. In the upstream, divers have been deployed to carry out the necessary repair and plug the perforations. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayNecessary steps will be taken to revive the health of the dividing wall. Due to monsoon work cannot be carried out from June-July to October-November. In the downstream massive erosion has taken place on the bed of river Damodar. Necessary steps will be taken to check the erosion process. This apart, the state Irrigation and Waterways department has come up with an important scheme to repair the bridges on the canals of river Damodar. Under the scheme 31 bridges in Bankura, Birbhum and Bishnupur will be repaired by Bridge and Roof. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 50 crore. Most of the bridges need immediate repair. Work is being carried out in this regard and it is likely to be completed by monsoon.last_img read more

Morocco: 13-year-old Girl Raped, Tortured and Murdered

first_imgCasablanca- According to Moroccan daily newspaper Assabah, the body of a 13-year-old girl, who was raped, tortured then murdered, was recently found in a farm in Moulay Yacoub, located in the region of Fès-Boulemane, Morocco.A girl aged 13 years old was found dead in a farm located in the small city of Moulay Yacoub. According to daily Assabah, the farm, located in a village called Oulad Mimoun, belongs to a Moroccan politician. According to the same source, the young girl had been violently raped and tortured before she was dropped dead in the said farm. Local Police also found physical signs of severe torture on her body. Inspections of the corpse showed that the murderer had used a knife to torture his victim. Around forty people, mainly residents of Oulad Mimoun village, were interrogated during police investigations, which led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man suspected of committing the crime. According to Assabah, the suspect, who works as a butcher in the village, admitted having committed the crime. The suspect told the Police that he had kidnapped the young girl on a public road while she was trying to take a bus to school. The suspect also admitted having raped the girl in an orange field not far from the location where her body was found. The suspect allegedly made use of one of his butchering knives to torture the 13-year-old girl while raping her, before dropping her dead.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Changeup Marder remained with Buckeyes trained successors

This season, the Ohio State softball team played without its three-time All-American catcher. Freshman Melissa Rennie and sophomore Cara Longworth had big shoes because the last person who held that spot was Sam Marder, OSU’s 2010 Female Athlete of the Year. Catcher is a unique position in that, no matter the player, leadership is a requirement. She has to guide the pitcher and communicate with the infield. It did not make it any easier that both Longworth and Rennie were new to the team. “She’s intimidating,” said Longworth, who transferred to OSU after playing her freshman season at Jacksonville State. “She’s hard to live up to.” Rennie was concerned with taking a large leadership role so quickly after following Buckeyes softball since she was 8 years old, during which time she followed Marder’s entire career. “It’s weird to think I have to lead Alicia Herron, because that’s someone I have always looked up to,” Rennie said. But Marder is not done wearing Scarlet and Gray. Although she is no longer behind the plate, this year Marder contributed as a coach, bringing success and experience to the team. As a coach, she hopes to provide insight into the gameday experience for the young catchers. “They’re so young, and it’s so hard to come in without any previous experience with this team and lead them out there,” Marder said. Marder said Rennie has refined her mechanical skills, and it has paid off. Rennie started in 42 of the team’s 51 games this season, and was batting .230. Her .333 on-base percentage ranked third on the team. Meanwhile, Longworth has played both catcher and third base, and started in 25 games. “Cara has one of the fastest pop times I have ever seen, way faster than I was,” Marder said. “She’s a fireball back there. She’s totally in the game, has great leadership skills on the field, is in the game the entire time and she’s almost a natural-born leader out there.” Marder admitted one of the weirdest parts of her new role is the dynamic of her relationships with former teammates. “I’m a coach. I’m staff, but I’m not a player anymore, so that was hard to make that transition,” Marder said. “It was a little bit strange almost to not go hang out with them afterwards.” Coach Linda Kalafatis gave Marder the opportunity to return as a coach, the career Marder wants to pursue. “It’s really a great transition for me into coaching because I’m able to focus just with them, and hopefully next year when I become a coach somewhere, I’ll have a little bit of experience doing it,” Marder said. “I have loved every second of it.” Since 2007, Marder has played an integral role in helping the Buckeyes consistently rank in the Top 25. She was named the team’s Most Valuable Player last season. In 2010, she led the Big Ten with an .817 slugging percentage and .569 on-base percentage while batting .359, and she scored 40 runs with 45 RBIs. She earned All-Big Ten and All-Region honors in all four years of her career, and is the record holder at OSU, with 61 home runs, 191 RBIs, 232 walks and 56 intentional walks. “I was glad to work with her coming in,” Longworth said. “That’s why I was excited to be a catcher.” OSU was swept by Penn State and Wisconsin in its last two series of the season. The Buckeyes’ record fell to 14-37 overall, 3-17 in the Big Ten. It was the worst record for the Scarlet and Gray in the past eight years. read more

Buckeyes put emphasis on special teams

Sophomore punter Cameron Johnston (95) and freshman kicker Sean Nuernberger (96) walk off the field during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorDuring the Jim Tressel era at Ohio State, Buckeye fans knew what to expect: a largely conservative offense with an emphasis on special teams.One of those things remains true under third-year OSU coach Urban Meyer. Following an Oct. 4. win over Maryland, in which the Buckeyes held the explosive Terrapin return game to just 12.7 yards per kickoff return, Meyer was ecstatic about his special teams unit.“That kickoff team, those are my guys. I might put them in first-class on the flight home. I have so much respect for those guys,” Meyer said after the game. “I love their demeanor and how they answer challenges. I was very impressed with our coverage units.”Not only did the Buckeye kickoff team shut down the Terrapins, the punt team, despite only seeing the field twice, did not allow Maryland to attempt a return. In fact, one of those punts — a 69-yard boot from sophomore punter Cameron Johnston — pinned Maryland inside its own 10-yard line. OSU redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee picked off Maryland redshirt-senior quarterback C.J. Brown on the first play of the ensuing drive, eventually leading to a Buckeye score. Johnston said seeing his teammates capitalize on the exceptional special teams play is always enjoyable.“It was nice to be able to get it down there and then Darron (was) able to take that.” Johnston said. “It definitely feels good.”Junior linebacker and special teams specialist Craig Fada said Wednesday that the special teams units get a lot of attention in practice.“We work on special teams countless periods every day in practice and it’s just a way for us to change the game,” Fada said. “It’s a way for us to have our defense in a better position, our offense in a better position, just to help all around.”He added that playing special teams for the Buckeyes is another way for younger players or unproven players to show the coaches they are deserving of more playing time. “We put a big emphasis on special teams and it gives younger guys a place to make an impact on the game,” he said. “And all the younger guys always want to get on those, and even the guys that aren’t fully equipped to get on defense yet want to get onto special teams, and that’s just a way to help.”During last Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference, Meyer mentioned one specific player whose play on special teams has kept him in a scarlet and gray uniform. Redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn, who has seen limited time on offense this season, saved his Buckeye career on special teams, Meyer said. “He was gone. He would not be renewed next year if he would not have made a jump on the field and off the field,” Meyer said. “He earned it, for about two, three weeks in a row in practice on scout punt rush he was our best player. (Gave) incredible effort, and he earned some playing time. He is now starting on three special teams phases and we are going to think about working him into the offense now.“What an incredible journey he has been on, and we hope it sticks.”Johnston, Fada and Dunn might not be household names in Columbus but neither were Mike Nugent, Jake McQuaide or Nate Ebner when they first entered Ohio Stadium. All three are now on NFL rosters as special teams standouts.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Rutgers on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The homecoming kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

Stronger Protocols for food safety coming for TCI says Minister Ewing

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Apr 2015 – As the planet marks World Health Day today, the Department of Environmental Health and Department of Agriculture teamed up for a food safety workshop; this time on the island of South Caicos. The Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Premier Rufus Ewing explained that this theme selected by the WHO is fitting and advised that the country will see stronger protocols for food safety: “…commitment to food safety and the protection of the health of our population will be further demonstrated in the tabling of a food safety bill to the House of Assembly within the next few weeks. This food safety legislation, once enacted will strengthen our capacity to educate and certify food handlers in the safe production and preparation of food, the early detection of potentially contaminated foods and rapid interventions thereby reducing the risk of illness, death and major disease outbreaks that can have devastating health and economic consequences.” According to the World Health Organization, unsafe food and water are linked to the deaths of an estimated two million people annually, including children. Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:food safety, premier rufus ewing, world health day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliamentlast_img read more