Real Madrid parade UCL trophy in front of ecstatic fans

first_img0Shares0000Marcelo and Sergio Ramos are at the forefront of Real Madrid’s Champions League celebrations in the Spanish capital © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELMADRID, Spain, May 27 – Tens of thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets of the Spanish capital to greet Real Madrid’s players as they returned home Sunday after winning their third Champions League title in a row in Kiev.Elated fans cheered and waved club scarves as an open-top bus carrying the squad and the trophy made its way to the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles. Some children sat on the shoulders of their parents to get a better look as the bus went by.The giant white bus was emblazoned with the phrase “Campeones 13” and the club’s crest to mark their record-extending 13th European Cup success.Team captain Sergio Ramos and other players waved and filmed the crowd with mobile phones from the top of the bus, which was escorted by police on horseback.Ramos took the walkway set up over the plaza’s fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club’s scarf and flag as the crowd cheered.He and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo then held up the trophy over their heads as white confetti rained down and the Queen anthem “We are the Champions” blared out from loudspeakers.“I had to be here and celebrate this win with them,” Ivan Gonzalez, a 23-year-old student who wore a pink Cristiano Ronaldo jersey and a Real Madrid scarf wrapped around his neck, told AFP at the plaza.– ‘Pride and ambition’ –The bus then made its way to Real’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium where a celebration with fireworks will later be held.Roughly 80,000 people packed the stadium on Saturday night to watch Real’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool on eight giant screens.The crowd erupted in delight at the final whistle, breaking out in familiar chants of “Campeones, campeones”.Earlier on Sunday at a reception at the headquarters of the Madrid regional government, Ramos joked that winning the Champions League was “turning into a routine”.Zinedine Zidane joined Bob Paisley and Carlo Ancelotti as the only coaches to lift three European Cup titles © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMEL“In the difficult moments, when people doubted us, this team showed it has pride and ambition, that it does not get tired of winning,” he added.“I think this is the key of this success, along with having a great coach.”Real’s “decimotercera,” or 13th title in the competition, moved them six clear of second-placed AC Milan in the all-time honours list, after lifting the trophy for a remarkable fourth time in five seasons.Former French international Zidane also became the first coach to win three consecutive Champions League crowns, despite having spent less than three years at the helm.– ‘Legendary team’ –The squad also stopped by Madrid city hall where they presented mayor Manuela Carmena with a jersey with the number 13 on the back that was signed by the players.Carmena, who attended the match in Kiev, said Real had won thanks to the “magisterial leadership of its manager and the synergy of all its players”.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a die-hard Real fan, sent a telegram to the club’s president, Florentino Perez, to congratulate the team for their victory, which he said had “revalidated” the club’s “continental leadership”.“Thank you for this sporting show that filled all sports lovers with emotion and pride, and for once again taking Spain’s name to the highest levels of world sport,” he added in the telegram, his office said in a statement.Cristiano Ronaldo shared a few words with the tens of thousands of Real fans who turned out to celebrate a record 13th European Cup © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZORajoy had planned to watch the match in person in Kiev but he cancelled the trip at the last minute after the main opposition Socialist party filed a no-confidence motion against his government in parliament.Real’s victory made the front page of all main Spanish newspapers on Sunday.“Madrid dominates Europe with a legendary team,” headlined top-selling daily El Pais below a photo of Ramos holding up the Champions League trophy surrounded by the rest of his teammates.“An eternal Real Madrid,” wrote rival daily El Mundo while conservative daily ABC headlined: “A Real Madrid of legend”.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 1, 4, 17 and 30. There was no winner of Match 3 Numbers. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €1,650. Match 3 is €120. Next week’s Killotto seller is Gary Conaghan’s Team and David Conwell’s team is selling 25th of June. The Killotto is now online. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Ross Chapman, Mountcharles. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,600 on 47 calls.There is a club meeting this Friday 17th in Fintra clubrooms at 8.30.The seniors and reserves are playing Fanad in Fanad this Sunday. Throw in’s 1.30 and 3p.m. The Ladies are playing in the third game of the championship against Lifford this Sunday. The venue and time still has to be decided.The under 14’s had a good win against St. Nauls last Friday in a wet and dreary evening. Killybegs 2-12 St. Nauls 2-04. Scorers Mark Hegarty (0-6), Daniel Gallagher (1-3, 1f), Daniel Keeney (1-0), Conor Callaghan (0-2), Callum Quinn (0-1)GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTES was last modified: June 14th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTESlast_img read more

Navigating The Turbulence: How United CEO Oscar Munoz Leads

first_imgIt’s been a rough year for Oscar Munoz. The CEO of United Airlines was thrust into the spotlight in April after a video of a passenger forcibly ejected from a flight by non-United security went viral and caused a public relations uproar.  Munoz and United were criticized by the way they initially handled the situation, but ultimately released a more thoughtful apology to the passenger and public acknowledging that the “truly horrific event” elicited “outrage, anger, disappointment” that he both understood and empathized with. Most importantly, he promised to review and improve booking policies, noting, “No one should ever be mistreated this way.”Impressively, despite the uproar public crisis, United Airlines employees continue to be confident in the leadership of Munoz and the direction the company is headed. According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees have and still enjoy working for Munoz – In fact, the CEO has been named one of the 2017 Highest Rated CEOs, ranking #18 with a 96% CEO approval rating.During the awards eligibility (5/2/16 – 5/1/17), Munoz maintained an exceptional approval rating. However, Munoz’s CEO approval rating saw a slight dip in the wake of the public relations debacle, but is still holding  a 91% approval rating —  well above the average CEO approval rating on Glassdoor of 67%, based on the 700,000 companies reviewed. Glassdoor ratings show that United employees have and still do love working at United under Munoz’s leadership. The chart below also shows how Munoz has consistently been a strong leader in the eyes of his own employees since taking the helm at United a few years ago.Here’s a sample of what employees have to say post-incident:“I have been with United for 29 years. I am proud of my company again and that’s because of our beloved CEO Oscar. He has made the world of difference to me and so many of United family. He is a wonderful and kind person. I love my co-workers, we are like a family.” —United Airlines Customer Service Representative (April 25, 2017; Denver, CO)“Management is great, they keep employees motivated and well-informed of everything. They are very accessible and ready to help.” —United Airlines Temp Customer Service Representative (May 26, 2017; Houston, TX)“Working for over 5 years, great place, family oriented, lots of mentoring from an abundance of experienced seniors, industry standard pay, respect and professionalism, great focus and leadership under our CEO Oscar Munoz.” —United Airlines Service Director – Airport Operations (May 13, 2017; Washington, DC)“United Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the world. United Airlines’ focus is on customer satisfaction. Their second focus is on their employees. Most of their employees are very happy because the share in the success of their company, which is awesome.” United Airlines Customer Service Representative (April 17, 2017; Newark, NJ)Furthermore, while the incident caused United stock to fall as much as 6.3% in pre-market trading, dropping $1.4 billion, in the first week, employee sentiments in the aftermath did not waiver. The vast majority approve of the job Munoz is doing and United’s company rating has climbed from 3.3 to 3.8. Since becoming CEO in 2015, Munoz’s ratings have been higher overall than both of his most recent predecessors, Jeffrey Smisek, who left with 42% approval rating, and Glenn Tilton, who left with 30% approval.Exploring the United CEO’s reviews, we also see a few common themes from employees including:Strong training programs and mentorship from experienced senior leadership: United truly cares about employee successEmphasis on customer service and transparency: United wants to do the right thing for both employees and customersRecently renovated mission and organizational structure with increased alignment to technology demands of the sectorWhat makes Munoz a top CEO? According to Glassdoor chief economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Munoz’s positive rating among employees has more to do with day-to-day culture than any breaking new story.  “Our research shows that company culture is the single biggest factor driving CEO approval among employees,” says Dr. Chamberlain. “There’s a clear link between healthy company culture and being a high rated CEO. Workplaces with satisfied employees rate their CEOs significantly higher than those with low worker satisfaction. And employees hold CEOs personally accountable for cultivating a healthy corporate culture.”Digging into the rating trends, as of June 1, 2017, employees rate the likelihood of recommending United to a friend at 78% and the overall business outlook at 67%.United team members consistently rave about the company’s “excellent” 401k plan, employee discounts, health insurance plans and work-life balance. While he relies heavily on his team to shape the employee experience for the over 10,000 employees, Munoz is at the core of United’s thriving culture.“For me, the name United evokes something special. It brings to mind the countless inspiring stories of so many dedicated professionals I’ve met,” shared Munoz in February.  “Each day, they make me proud to call myself a member of their team. I see our people going the extra mile for our customers and for one another. I see them brave the elements and endure the long hours and late nights, often far away from their homes. I see them strive to go beyond expectations and deliver a better experience for our customers with each flight. This is the vision of our company that I find most inspiring.”Congratulations to United CEO Oscar Munoz for being named one of Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs — and the highest airline CEO —  showing the world what it means to survive the storm.last_img read more

How Can I Tell If a Potential Employer is LGBTQ Friendly?

first_img Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ N/A Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Interior Designer – St. Louis & Dallas Oculus Saint Louis, MO 23 hours ago 23h Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA Find Jobs Near You Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.5★center_img N/A 3.5★ Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL Pest Control Technician United Pest Solutions Seattle, WA 2.5★ Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME All job seekers should evaluate the environment of a business or organization before deciding whether to accept a position — and for LGBTQ candidates, judging whether an employer is inclusive is paramount. Luckily, according to Glassdoor’s ebook Workplace Guide for LGBTQ Professionals: Embracing Your Authentic Self in Your Career, more companies than ever are embracing LGBTQ inclusion. Here are tips to use throughout the hiring process to determine whether a company is LGBTQ friendly. 1. Use the Interview Process The interview process is a chance to talk to current employees of an organization and inquire about the environment of their workplace. LGBTQ workplace advocacy non-profit Out & Equal recommends asking questions such as: What are your core values?What resources do you provide to employees?How would you describe your company culture?What are your inclusion policies and practices?By digging into company culture, LGBTQ job seekers can determine whether they feel comfortable bringing their full, authentic selves to work. If you want to talk with current employees about the inclusivity of an organization but don’t want to discuss it during an interview, Out & Equal suggests connecting with current employees through networking websites such as LinkedIn.7 Situational Interview Questions to Prepare For2. Do Your ResearchResearching companies online is another valuable way to learn more about an office environment. Glassdoor reviews can inform job seekers about employee experiences, and LGBTQ-inclusive organizations may use their Glassdoor profiles to publish posts or photos that show their diversity and inclusion initiatives. For example, IBM features a rainbow version of their logo on their page, as well as a section on employee diversity.Beck Bailey, deputy director of the Workplace Equality Program at the Human Rights Campaign, advises looking at the Human Right Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index, which rates the LGBTQ inclusivity of a company’s policies and practices — companies that scored 100 percent in 2018 include Boston Consulting Group, SAP and Delta Airlines.3. Look at PoliciesEmployment rights for LGBTQ employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity vary throughout the United States. Use the Movement Advancement Project to view legal protections in different areas. Job seekers can also check an employer’s non-discrimination clause – an LGBTQ inclusive employer should have sexual orientation and gender identity included in these policies.6 Real-Life Examples of Age Discrimination4. Look Out for Company Culture Red FlagsCertain warning signs can give you that gut feeling that a company isn’t the right fit for you. Look out for the following red flags:Glassdoor reviews by employeesPoor interview experienceLack of diversity in employee ranksManagement’s social media postsLow-ball salary offerLack of inclusive benefits and perksMisaligned mission or valuesOverworked staffNot everyone is able to work at their dream job, but most people can find a position where they are happy and successful. Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal, notes that while career decisions are always up to the individual job seeker, “It’s really ultimately better for you to end up somewhere that you’re happy and accepted.” Want more advice for your job search? Read the full eBook here.Browse Open Jobs RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ 4.7★ 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h 5.0★last_img read more

And theres another key driver dataloss preventi

first_imgAnd there’s another key driver: data-loss prevention. “Security is certainly a driver of M&A, as acquirers are demanding a broad array of security capabilities that span the gamut of internal and external network and application users,” Zandy said. Of note, she pointed out, there were three major M&A deals in the cyber-security subsector that were in the Top 10 largest deals in the first half of 2015: Bain Capital’s acquisition of Blue Coat Systems for US$2.4 billion; Raytheon’s acquisition of Websense for $1.6 billion; and telecommunications operator Singtel’s acquisition of Trustwave, a data security and compliance solutions firm, for $810 million. “In terms of high-profile breaches aiding M&A activity within the cyber-security subsector, I believe it only adds fuel to the fire, for security has become a critical issue throughout the sector,” said Zandy.James Berkery, CIO of Berkery Noyes, said in a statement announcing the study that “Acquirers are demanding a broad array of security capabilities that span the gamut of internal and external network and application users. This includes vulnerability and intrusion detection and prevention, identity management, rogue device identification, and other areas. There is a need in the marketplace for solutions that support configuration, provisioning, firmware updates, diagnostics and security, particularly as the range of device types expands.”Activity in the first half of 2015 increased in volume, but the value of those deals fell 9%, totaling $55.65 billion since Jan. 1. According to Berkery Noyes, private equity-backed deals accounted for 42% of the value, as compared to 35% in the second half of 2014, and 17% in the first half of 2014. Zandy said, “The rise of private-equity-backed deals shows that the software sector has reached a point where private investors believe investments will yield attractive returns within their risk parameters. It is a very positive development, for it increases the universe of acquirers many times and thereby enhances acquisition values.”Microsoft, with seven transactions, led the way in the first half of this year, according to the report, including a pair of deals apparently aimed at shoring up Microsoft’s offerings in the mobile space. It scooped up Datazen, a mobile business intelligence service; as well as Sunrise Atelier, which created a mobile calendar app. Zandy said Microsoft’s announcement that it would not build more mobile phones is only a small piece of the company’s mobile strategy, noting that Windows 10 should “provide some insight as to how Microsoft plans to connect with the mobile customer going forward.” Mergers and acquisitions in the first six months of this year grew by 3% over the last six months of last year, according to a new study by mid-market investment bank Berkery Noyes. That’s a positive sign that investment in the technology sector remains strong.In fact, beginning from the last six months of 2013, M&A activity rose for the fourth consecutive half-year, according to the report. This reflects a supply of attractive, strategic acquisition targets as well as a “diverse universe of acquirers,” according to Mary Jo Zandy, managing director at Berkery Noyes.(Related: A more in-depth look at the past year’s mergers and acquisitions)What’s driving all this acquisition? For many companies, it’s the simple need to show growth to their investors. Another driver is the need for companies to extend into other market areas, and it’s faster to buy someone who’s already created technology in that space than it is to build it out yourself.last_img read more