MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’One tweeted: “VAR too scared to overrule the on field refs all weekend.”They might as well not bother, the Chelsea and United games yesterday were a joke and now a rugby tackle on Kane is fine too?”Another added: “VAR has had a shocker today. Two definite penalties not given. Lascelles with a blatant rugby tackle to Kane.”LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool vs Arsenal, City and Spurs scores this weekend and win £100Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City could face Champions League ‘group of death’ in next Thursday’s draw TOTTENHAM star Harry Kane was not awarded a penalty against Newcastle through VAR because the decision was “subjective”.The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) claimed there was not enough evidence to overturn the on-field decision.1 Harry Kane did not see his penalty given by VAR as it was ‘subjective’Credit: GettyKane was brought down in the area by Jamaal Lascelles, with referee Mike Dean refusing to point to the spot in Newcastle’s 1-0 win.The England star, 25, was sent through on goal by Giovani Lo Celso with just 13 minutes to play.Both Kane and Lascelles got into a tangle, with the Toon defender appearing to lose his footing and dragging the Spurs striker down with him.But Dean refused to award the spot-kick, with a PGMOL statement later reading: “It was considered not to be a penalty by the on-field referee.VAR-D TIMES”As this was a subjective decision, the VAR deemed that there was not enough evidence to overturn the original call.”And so [they] stuck with the on-field decision.”Newcastle record-buy Joelinton had given his side the lead in North London after just 27 minutes – with the visitors just about clinging on despite their meagre 20 per cent possession.Despite Tottenham’s abject performance, fans instead directed their anger towards match official Dean and VAR.DRAW DRAMACHELSEA, Liverpool and Man City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team.And it’s bad news for Spurs (unless you fancy their chances against Barcelona).Read more about the upcoming draw here.
Almost everyone deals with a stall or slump at some point in their career. I’ve had days, weeks, even months when I’m unmotivated at work. Left unchecked, that blah or low feeling bleeds over into my personal life before I realize that something needs to change. Work is such a big part of life; I want to love my job, and believe that everyone should do work that they enjoy. Despite this core belief that everyone should have a job they love, there have been times when I really didn’t like my job at all. As a district manager at Starbucks, there were always plenty of employee and customer challenges – but after doing the job for so long, I found that I wasn’t learning much from them. Sometimes circumstances outside your control can sap your motivation. For me, going through an acquisition was one such circumstance. Almost everyone around me was either stressed about losing their job or stressed about keeping their job amidst big changes to company culture and values. It was hard to focus on the positive impact I could still make in my role. People struggle with all kinds of things at work that make them feel powerless or disconnected: a controlling boss, unattainable goals, lack of community, mindless work, skills that are becoming obsolete, etc. Large or small, these things are enough to make a person feel unengaged and unmotivated at work. So, what can you do when you’re feeling blue at work? When you are in a slump, you could employ the strategies of the powerless: ignore your feelings, wait and hope for a change, blame others, or engage in some magical thinking — hoping someone or something saves you from the situation you’re in. Or, you could ask yourself, “What can I do about this situation?” and work to get yourself to a better place. If you’d prefer the latter, try these tips for regaining your motivation.1. Take stock of your energy When was the last time you felt really energized about work? What was happening then? What’s different now? Think about what you can reinstate or change to get re-energized. 2. Separate facts from feelingsOftentimes motivation isn’t about the situation, it’s about how you view it. List out the facts and then identify the way you feel about the facts. Naming your emotions can move your thinking away from reactive, negative or fearful emotions to a more open and curious state — and that allows you to explore different ways of viewing your situation. Sometimes you’ll find that while the situation is still the same, your take on it has changed dramatically.What Is Emotional Intelligence, and Why Everyone Needs It3. Tap into your communityGetting connected to people who do similar work or have similar interests can make you feel connected and feel less isolated. If your work is short on meaning, see if you can find a new purpose by helping others as a mentor, thought partner or collaborator. Emotion is contagious, so be deliberate in finding positive people to affiliate with. Surrounding yourself with pessimists or cynics when you’re already feeling low is not going to restore your motivation. 4. Take care of yourselfThis is especially important if others rely on you. During challenging or uninspiring times, you can boost your energy and resilience by getting enough sleep, regular exercise, and spending time with family and friends. Accomplishing things for yourself can also put work challenges in perspective. 5. Find your purposeYou might draw inspiration from the purpose of your company or team. For example, Glassdoor’s mission to help job seekers find jobs and companies they love is inspiring to me personally. The work I do has purpose: building organizational and individual capabilities. If you need to be reminded of why your work matters, check in with your customers. What impact is your work having on them? 6. Look out for your self-interestsThis may appear to be at odds with tip #5, but it’s not. If you can do more of what you love and more of what you’re good at, your company will reap the benefits in increased productivity, longevity, and commitment. The best scenario is doing more of the things that further both your goals and the company’s goals. For example, if you really love data but most of your time is spent on customer issues, carve out some time to track the issues and see what the possible causes or correlations are. There’s a clear benefit to your company and your customers. And you may even create demand for your analysis and be able to dedicate more time to customer insights in the future.7. Learn something newPeople and organizations must change or they will stagnate. Either seek out learning and development on your own or ask your network for advice. Let your manager know if you feel like you’re plateauing and in need of a new challenge. Solicit feedback about how to make a bigger impact in your current role, and what to work on to reach your next goal.Should You Stay or Should You Go?8. Explore other optionsSometimes you do have to make a major change. If you’ve tried all of the above and are still feeling stuck in a bad situation, it may be time to explore other options. Explore lateral moves at your own company and check out what’s available outside too — then you can make an educated choice about what’s best for you, and not feel like you’re a hostage to your situation. Putting your resume together can also give you a boost when you see in print how much you have learned and accomplished in your current job. It can be rough when you’re at a low point and feeling uninspired at work. While you can’t always change your circumstances – for example, I couldn’t change the fact that my company got acquired – you can do a great deal by reframing how you view the situation and thereby change your response to it. You can also give yourself a boost by taking action on the things you can change. Sometimes that means changing jobs, but often the solution is to make small but meaningful adjustments to your perspective and your approach.Marca Clark is the Director of Learning and Organizational Development at Glassdoor. She has over 10 years experience in organizational change, talent management, culture change, internal communications, and leadership development.
When the Linux Foundation first published its Guide to the Open Cloud in 2013, the pickings were slim and from a bygone era. Today, however, the Guide for 2015 is packed with information on the open-source projects that are quickly becoming part of the new model for cloud software stacks.The 2015 Guide states that cloud software has matured significantly since 2013. “This advancing maturity of the software, combined with increasing enterprise cloud adoption, has created a growing interest in and demand for open-source solutions from cloud service providers and companies alike,” it stated.To that end, the report cited Docker and OpenStack as two major drivers for enterprise cloud adoption of open-source software in the coming year. But beyond those technologies, the Guide’s primary purpose is to act as a sort of playbill for the open-source cloud scene. This manifests as vital statistics and information about projects that populate the rest of the Guide. Apache Mesos, CoreOS and OSv are listed in the cloud operating system section, for example, with Mirage OS and Red Hat’s Project Atomic getting token nods as newcomers for 2015.The management and provisioning tools section of the report is, perhaps, the most newly crowded section. It lists the typically expected projects, like Ansible, Chef, Puppet and Vagrant, but also includes Canonical’s Juju, Google’s Kubernetes, and Red Hat’s ManageIQ and oVirt projects.Software-defined networking also made an appearance in this year’s Guide, with Juniper’s OpenContrail, the Linux Foundation’s OpenDaylight and VMware’s Open vSwitch.