Ireland’s O’Briens make Breeders’ Cup a family affair

first_img The Turf, the richest grass race of the weekend, also features Ulysses, trained in England by Sir Michael Stoute. Other notable international stars in the Breeders’ Cup include: • Aidan O’Brien’s Seventh Heaven in the $2 million Fillies & Mares Turf today. The 3-year-old has already captured the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks this season. The race also includes Japanese mare Nuovo Record, a career winner of just under $5 million. • Mongolian returning to defend his title in today’s $1 million Turf Sprint. The first Breeders’ Cup winner owned and trained by Mongolians was greeted in last year’s winner’s circle by a large group decked out in colourful native garb. ARCADIA, Calif. (AP): The Breeders’ Cup is a family affair for the O’Briens from Ireland. Horse racing’s international festival, the Breeders’ Cup features 13 season-ending championships worth a combined $28.5 million over yesterday and today at Santa Anita. Once again, many of the best runners in the world will assemble for the prize money and the prestige of taking home a trophy. Not surprisingly, the foreign contingent is led by Aidan O’Brien who brought 12 horses from his Ballydoyle training centre in Ireland. O’Brien is the leading international trainer in the Breeder’s Cup with 10 wins, ranking third overall. O’Brien’s horses have earned a collective $17.2 million in the series. O’Brien also brought along son Joseph, a former Breeder’s Cup winning jockey, now following in his father’s footsteps as a trainer. Joseph O’Brien rode St. Nicholas Abbey to victory in the 2011 Turf for his father. Now O’Brien, 23, could make history as the youngest trainer of a Breeders’ Cup winner if Intricately takes the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf. Joseph O’Brien retired from the saddle this summer after a losing battle to maintain riding weight. “The last few months I was riding became quite hard weight-wise. I don’t really miss it (the riding) and I love training now,” O’Brien said. Joseph O’Brien will have brother Donnacha aboard Intricately, a 6-1 shot who most recently captured the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. Joseph’s biggest obstacle could be his father. Aiden O’Brien saddles two runners in the race: Roly Poly, the 4-1 choice and Hydrangea at 6-1. The star of Aidan O’Brien’s Breeders’ Cup crew is Found, the brilliant 4-year-old filly who returns to defend her title against the boys in the $4 million Turf. She rallied from far back to win last year over a rain-softened course at Keeneland. Conditions should be firm this weekend in sunny Southern California. As if Found wasn’t enough firepower, O’Brien will also send out Highland Reel, the Arc runner-up. Trained in Englandlast_img read more

9 Fast-Growing Cannabis Companies Hiring Now

first_imgCura Cannabis SolutionsWhere Hiring: Portland, OR; Detroit, MI; Ventura, CA; Sacramento, CA & more.Open Roles: CBD Product Manager, Financial Analyst, Production Technician, General Manager for Future Growth, Brand Ambassador, Human Resources Business Partner, Account Executive, Corporate Financial Analyst, Lab Technician, Sales Operations Team Member, VP of Retail Marketing & more.What Employees Say: “I’ve been at Cura for a year and a half and have been promoted 3 times. They are growing fast but continue to care about all the employees. I’ve made a lot of good friends and seen many move up. And the pay rates are some of the best in the industry!” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs EazeWhere Hiring: San Francisco, CAOpen Roles: Director of IT, Growth Strategy Associate, Operations Strategy Manager, Director of Corporate Development, Senior Product Designer, Public Affairs Manager, Senior Backend Engineer, General Manager, Head of Analytics, Eaze Brand Ambassador, Office Coordinator & more.What Employees Say: “Good work/life balance and unlimited PTO: there are times when the team has to put some extra hours but most of the time we’re flexible and we encourage each other to take time off then we need.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs Scotts Miracle-GroWhere Hiring: Marysville, OH; Columbus, OH; Temecula, CA; Fort Madison, IA & more.Open Roles: Integrated Marketing Manager, Director of Manufacturing Operations, Production Supervisor, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Shipping Clerk, Senior Analyst of Advanced Marketing Analytics, SAP Basis Administrator, Cloud Application Engineer, Warehouse Associate & more.What Employees Say: “Great/fair benefits, opportunities for growth, interesting work. If you work hard, develop strong communication skills, and execute your responsibilities you will get promoted. Scotts definitely has its own unique culture.” —Current Finance EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs Legal cannabis has created thousands of jobs throughout the United States. Nearly every occupation is needed in this budding industry, from financial analysts to data scientists and marketing pros.According to a report from Vangst, a recruitment and job placement agency focused on the cannabis industry, the cannabis industry is projected to grow 220% in 2019 alone. If you’re looking to take your skills to the marijuana industry, look no further than these top companies that are hiring fast.TilrayWhere Hiring: Nanaimo, Canada; Seattle, WA; Toronto, Canada; London, England; Vancouver, Canada & more.Open Roles: Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst, Director of Corporate HR Services, Senior Manager of Project Management, Retail Coordinator, Trade Marketing Manager West,, Senior Financial Analyst, Learning & Development Manager, Marketing Manager & more.What Employees Say: “The people are amazing. I have never worked with such a such smart, diverse group of people! To be passionate about what we do and have fun doing it.. even if its stressful sometimes its what working should be like. There is room to advance if you put in your time and work hard. Great benefits and perks. The quality of the cannabis and ensuring a comfortable and safe work environment for employees are very important. They take good care of their people. I have met some of my best friends here.” —Current Senior AssociateBrowse Open Jobs MedMenWhere Hiring: Los Angeles, CA; Buffalo, NY; Las Vegas, NV; Tallahassee, FL; Culver City, CA; San Diego, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Sarasota, FL & more.Open Roles: Real Estate Analyst, Hospitality Lead, Sales Administrator, Cost Accountant Manager, Senior Desktop Support Analyst, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Plant Manager, Purchasing Coordinator, Analytical Lab Manager, Regional Director of Government Affairs 7 more.What Employees Say: “Startup culture with lots of work to do. This is not for the faint of heart, we have a lot of work to do. The team is passionate about what we’re doing and how we’re changing the stigma around Cannabis.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs CanndescentWhere Hiring: Desert Hot Springs, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Los Angeles, CA & more.Open Roles: Systems Integration Specialist, Nursery Manager, Compliance Manager, Marketing Assistant, Assistant Nursery Manager, Cultivation Technician & more.What Employees Say: “Amazing people. Culture is a huge focus for Canndescent and it truly shows. The team is filled with unique people that bring fresh perspectives. Everyone in the company has equity and cares about the company’s success. Our products are received well and have a great following. We have 401k, medical, dental, and we actually receive a check which is not the norm for the industry. The cannabis industry is fast-paced and a new industry, there is so much to contribute to help with growth. Overall an amazing company and industry to be a part of.” —Current Regional Sales ManagerBrowse Open Jobscenter_img Canopy GrowthWhere Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Columbus, NE; Toronto, Canada; Ottowa, Canada; Smiths Falls, Canada & more.Open Roles: Agronomist, Scientific Writer & Receiver, Compliance Counsel, ERP Specialist, IT Project Manager, Tweedtender, Shop Lead, Validation Associate, Project Administrator, Manager of Patient Networks & more.What Employees Say: “Employee focussed culture, great benefits, share options, endless opportunities to progress and a down to earth, fun to interact with team.” —Current Operations ManagerBrowse Open Jobs CBD BioCareWhere Hiring: Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV & more.Open Roles: Work From Home Sales Representatives & Remote Sales RepresentativesWhat Employees Say: “This company is changing the lives of so many. I get to watch and listen to people using our products and get their life back from conditions and symptoms they’ve had. CBD BioCare brings hope to everyone!” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs HexoWhere Hiring: Belleville, Canada; Gatineau, Canada; Ottawa, Canada & more.Open Roles: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Accountant, Capital Project Coordinator, Internal Auditor, IT Technician, Building Operator, Training Specialist, Manager of Dried Processing, Global Total Rewards manager, Payroll Administrator & more.What Employees Say: “Massive Growth. Great team and atmosphere.” —Current EmployeeBrowse Open Jobs How to Land a Cannabis Job Here are 13 pieces of advice that will strengthen your job search and help you get a job that fits your life.1. Pay attention to your social media presence.Recruiters and hiring managers will be looking at your resume, of course—but they also want to see complementary online content, too, such as your LinkedIn profile and online resume. In fact, one recruiter told Glassdoor she likes to see attachments, project work, videos, or blogs, too. Read More: The Printed Resume vs. The Online Profile: Why You Still Need Both2. Highlight your transferable skills.You want to show off why you’re right for a particular role. But you also want to make clear why you’re right for any role, we’ve heard recruiters say. So, when it comes to your resume and cover letter, focus on the skills and experience you have that would make you an ideal candidate anywhere. Then, in an interview, be ready to share how you’ll relay those skills in the new role.   3. Use your words.And more specifically, use the right words. Applicant tracking systems scan resumes in search of keywords, and throw out any that don’t contain them before they have the chance to be seen by human eyes. So how can you game the tech? It’s easy. Read the job description for the job you’re applying—then see how those words stack up against similar job postings. Words that repeat across multiple listings belong on your resume—preferably at the top, as well as in context.4. Tell a compelling story in your cover letter.You don’t want to simply repeat what’s on your resume when you write your cover letter. Rather, you want to dig a little deeper, answering questions a potential employer might ask such as: what makes this company your go-to choice, and why is this company special to you? Answer the questions in as much detail as possible to stand out from the crowd.5. Catch your resume mistakes.It’s not enough to run a simple spell check on your resume. You’ll need to employ some special editing tactics—such as reading your resume backward and asking a friend to proofread for you—in order to catch every mistake on the page. There’s even editing software specifically for resumes. If you allow an error to sneak in, you are sending the employer an unintended and incorrect message that you are sloppy and don’t care about your work.  6. Prepare for an interview before you get it.You won’t be caught off guard by an interview question if you’ve studied the common questions asked by recruiters and managers alike. Plus, knowing your responses in advance will keep you cool, calm, and collected during the interview—confidence any employer will be pleased to see.7. Dress for the job you want.It’s not enough to slip out of sweatpants and put on something fancy. You have to dress for success and be comfortable in what you’re wearing. If you’re uncomfortable, you might lose some confidence in the interview. But if you look and feel good, your job savvy should easily shine through.8. Show off your likable side.An interview doesn’t have to be all business. In fact, applicants willing to show their personalities are received better by managers than people who remain tight-lipped during the interview. That’s because this manager could become your boss—and he or she wants to make sure you can get along well. Share your personality when answering questions and resist the urge to respond robotically.9. Always send a thank-you note.A recent study found that 86 percent of hiring managers said not sending a thank-you note shows lack of follow-through. So follow-up—and show off your manners—with a handwritten note on nice paper or even in an email. The point is to do it, and do it promptly; the medium doesn’t matter as much. In the note, thank your potential employer for his or her time, and be sure to share about something you learned during the interview. Why? Sharing the lesson shows you were paying attention to the employer, and you’re serious about the role.10. Avoid getting too personal in interviews.Turns out, some of the answers you think are appropriate to share—like your favorite childhood memory when asked question, “Tell me about yourself”—are actually a turnoff to recruiters, and in some cases, can cost you the job. So just like you’ll practice what to say in the interview, you should also research what not to say to a potential employer.11. Don’t talk about money during an initial interview.Bringing up any salary questions during an initial interview—especially a phone interview—is a big no-no, career experts say. Why? It’s simply not the appropriate time, because you haven’t made it far enough into the interview process. So save the money talk for a second or third interview, when it’s clear you’re taking steps toward landing the job.12. Be proactive during the interview.Rather than allow for the recruiter or hiring manager to ask you all of the questions, be confident and proactive during your time together. You’ve researched the company’s culture and mission on Glassdoor, and you’re looking for a job that fits your life. Therefore it’s important to dig deeper. If you ask questions about management style, professional development, performances measurements and team collaboration, you’ll show a potential employer you’re both an informed candidate and serious about the job.  13. Use social media to brand yourself.Hopefully, you know by now that Facebook statuses that describe wild nights with friends can a turnoff to potential employers. But did you know that you can use social media to build a personal brand, making you more attractive to a hiring manager? One easy way to do just that is to expand from what’s on your resume—you can post pictures or summaries of projects you’ve worked on, include a short bio about your skills, or share articles that show you’re an expert in your industry.14. Seal the deal by negotiating.The final stage of getting a job is negotiating the package. While compensation often comes to mind first, remember that there are far more facets of the job that you can customize than you think. From benefits to work-from-home options, stock options to a travel stipend, there’s a lot on the table. Make a list of the things that are most important to you and that you’ll need to execute your job well. Be sure to check Know Your Worth to make sure their base salary offer is competitive with the market. Then, speak to your hiring manager and the recruiter about whether those needs can be fulfilled. These days, negotiating is an expected part of the job search process. Ask as many questions as you need and get the answers you need to make the best job decision for you.last_img read more

Oyster Shells Inspire Scientists To Create Glass Thats Much Harder to

first_img(Credit: Lizard/Shutterstock)Crack open an oyster shell and the inner face shimmers in a rainbow of kaleidoscopic colors. This smooth material, known as mother-of-pearl, is beautiful and resilient – so resilient that it has inspired the creation of virtually shatterproof glass. “Our bioinspired glass is 2-3 times more impact resistant than laminated glass and tempered glass — the ‘standards’ for impact-resistant transparent materials,” says McGill University engineer Francois Barthelat, who led the new research.Catastrophic CrackGlass is an amazing material. It’s see-through, durable and doesn’t degrade in the face of heat or chemicals. But it does have an Achilles’ heel: sharp impacts. What might seem like the smallest bonk can shatter glass.Tempered glass helps protect against minor bumps and dings. The material is compressed at its surface, which helps to prevent cracks from forming. When it does crack, however, the entire material fails and the glass explodes. Laminated glass – where a softer material is sandwiched between layers of glass – does a better job of holding together than tempered glass, but its impact resistance isn’t much better. That’s where mother-of-pearl shines. On the microscopic level, mother-of-pearl looks like it’s made out of tiny building blocks. Under force, the mineral blocks can slide apart from each other. The sliding allows the material to take on substantial blows without breaking.Barthelat and colleagues realized they might be able to take advantage of this structure to make a synthetic glass that duplicates mother-of-pearl’s sliding property, overcoming glass’s inherent brittleness.Unbreakable BiologyFirst, the researchers used a laser to cut “bricks” out of borosilicate glass sheets, which were then laminated. Then the team aligned and arranged the sheets so that the final product mimicked the three-dimensional structure of mother-of-pearl, with a type of plastic (called ethylene-vinyl acetate) acting as the “mortar.”The new glass performs seemingly flawlessly. It’s transparent, does not produce any image distortions and instead of breaking under high stress, it bends. It also outperforms Plexiglass, two types of tempered glass and laminated glass in its impact resistance, the researchers report Thursday in the journal Science. All while being just as strong as laminated glass.Plus, when the new material does break, it does so in a “graceful” fashion, says Barthelat. “Instead of breaking catastrophically with many cracks and shards like regular glasses, our material is much tougher: It ‘dents’ and deforms instead of cracking.”  That means materials made from the new glass would be more resistant to chips, cracks and even small punctures. Barthelat says there are countless applications for the bioinspired glass – everything from windows and windshields to solar panels and touchscreens. And it won’t be that hard to manufacture, he says.“Our fabrication method is relatively easy and scalable,” Barthelat says. “One could make industrial volumes of this material very easily and at a reasonable cost.”last_img read more