Wolfpack Punch Tickets to State Basketball

first_img Email Not to be denied, the Glacier basketball teams swept crosstown rival Flathead in a pair of playoff basketball games and punched their tickets to the Class AA state tournaments in Billings next week. Sophomore Hailee Bennett scored 19 points, junior Taylor Loomis netted 17 and the Glacier girls cruised past Flathead 66-38 in the first game of the evening at Glacier High School on Friday. The Wolfpack jumped ahead 31-12 at halftime. Senior Cassi Hashley added 13 points for Glacier (15-6). The No. 3 seeded Wolfpack play the No. 2 seed from the East, either Great Falls or Great Falls C.M. Russell, at 9 a.m. Thursday. Montana Fountain led Flathead (5-16) with 16 points and Emma Andrews had 12. In the boys game, Glacier held off a late rally by Flathead to advance to Billings, winning 64-52. Senior Bryan Michaels scored a game-high 20 points, senior Evan Epperly had 12 and Kyler Harkins added 11 for the Wolfpack (11-10). Glacier plays the top seed from the East, Billings West (16-4), at 8 p.m. Thursday. Senior Matt Quist scored 16 points for the Braves, who cut Glacier’s lead to two points midway through the third quarter. The Wolfpack went on a 10-2 run to finish the quarter. Senior Blaine Newman had nine points, senior Will Cronk added eight and junior Easton Johnson had seven for the Braves (8-13). Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Protester Arrested As Activists ‘Occupy’ Atlanta Detention Center

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories One protester was arrested for disorderly conduct outside the Atlanta City Detention Center on Sunday night. A group of demonstrators have been camping out in front of the facility since Saturday, when thousands gathered there to protested U.S. immigration policy.Preston Walker was one of dozens of protesters outside the facility overnight.“We had put up our tarps so that if rain happens we don’t get rained on, and they came in wanting to take that,” Walker said.An Atlanta Police Department spokesperson confirmed officers tried to take the protesters’ property when they began erecting tents on city property.The APD says demonstrators fought them, including with bottles of frozen water, a detail protesters deny. Activists say officers were physically aggressive with them.“They were grabbing tarps, grabbing people. It was very scary,” Walker said.The Atlanta demonstration is one of several “Occupy” style protests taking place outside ICE facilities across the country.Last week, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms temporarily stopped the facility accepting new ICE detainees.Bridgette Simpson, with Women on the Rise, wants the detention center shut down altogether.“This place being open is separating not only immigrant families, but they’re also separating families in the community,” Simpson said.Atlanta police dismantled the camp Monday afternoon.Atlanta police dismantled a camp set up outside the Atlanta City Detention Center.  (Lisa Hagen/WABE) Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Vikings Running Out of Options In Minnesota

first_img 1/1 360p 720p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 The Vikings appear to be running out of options for a Stadium in Minnesota.  NFL executive VP Eric Grubman says “you have a very dejected ownership.  They’ve run out of options.  They feel like they’ve done everything they’ve been asked to do and they can’t get a vote.  No one will answer the question, What is it going to take?”  The Vikings had their latest attempt at a stadium die in conference committee Monday night.  Wednesday Viking supporters are working on a backup plan in a bill that’s supposed to be up for review in the House Taxes Committee on Thursday.There is also a group of supporters that are trying to revive the possibility of building the stadium in Arden Hills in Ramsey County.last_img read more

NCAA executive backs athlete image compensation

first_imgIn this March 2, 2013, file photo, West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck watches a women’s NCAA college basketball game between Baylor and West Virginia at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/David Smith, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oliver Luck isn’t changing his position about paying college athletes for the use of their names, images or likenesses.The NCAA’s new executive vice president of regulatory affairs believes it’s a fundamental right.On Thursday, one day after accepting the post, the former West Virginia athletic director outlined a broad vision for what he hopes to do. His goals include creating better relationships with schools, providing more clarity and transparency about rules and enforcement decisions, and helping cope with a variety of lawsuits already in the system.While Luck has said previously he believes athletes should be compensated for using their likenesses and reiterated the need to “do the right thing, Luck says he has not yet discussed that position with his new boss, NCAA President Mark Emmert.last_img read more

Making a noise

first_imgJUSTIN Dowel laments the Cardinia Shire Council’s recreational vehicle laws and sees them as an abuse of civil liberties and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Quarry blackout ends

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows The developers behind the controversial Bunyip North quarry have signed up to a State Government project aimed…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, February 23 2017

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#Nextchat: Motivation-Based Interviewing

first_imgThe candidate seemed to have it all: a great resume, the perfect skills and confident responses to all of your interview questions. You had a good feeling about this one. Finally, a high performer, that terrific hire who undoubtedly would produce extraordinary results. But that was not how it turned out, was it?  Here’s a little secret: Before you can hire a high-performer, you must correctly identify a high-performer. And, to identify a high-performer, you must ask effective interview questions and know how to evaluate the answers.        In her book Motivation-Based Interviewing (SHRM, 2018), hiring expert and popular keynote speaker Carol Quinn provides a comprehensive guide for accurately and reliably assessing skill, attitude and passion – the three components common to all high-performers – so you can expose the incremental differences that separate the genuine high-performers from the pretenders.“The difference between high-performers and everyone else,” says Quinn, “is not how eager a person is to get the job, or even about their bounty of skills, but rather it’s how eager a person is to actually do the job,” says Quinn. “The million-dollar question is ‘how can we make this distinction before someone is hired?’ Everything revolves around how we assess self-motivation.”Although evaluating a candidate’s skill set is important, insights into a candidate’s attitude is even more important. “Hiring the best requires more than just assessing a candidate’s skill,” Quinn says. “Interviewers must also determine the candidate’s attitude toward overcoming obstacles and how passionate they are about doing the work, because both are proven predictors of self-motivation and future success.”To hire well, interviewers must have a greater understanding of motivation to be able to correctly distinguish those who are self-motivated from those who will need to be motivated to do their job, Quinn says. “We have an epidemic problem with unmotivated, or disengaged, employees, making employee engagement one of the hottest workplace topics. Which brings us to this question – are we really hiring self-motivated people in the first place? When looking for ways to improve organizational performance, we can no longer ignore the huge role our hiring practices play.”Realizing that motivation assessment is the key to hiring well isn’t a new concept. Quinn says that “knowing how to assess motivation correctly is a new concept for many interviewers and hiring managers, and, furthermore, not knowing how is the number one reason why most organizations have hit-or-miss results.”High-performers have a predominant “I can” attitude, which means when they encounter on-the-job challenges – and every employee does – they do something others don’t. They relentlessly seek solutions without getting discouraged or giving up. As a result, they find more solutions and achieve more goals. That’s powerful!So, where does passion come into play? Quinn says, “The spark from passion converts the ‘I can’ attitude into a physical energy that is used to fuel self-motivation. It takes both the right attitude and loving the work you do for maximum self-motivation to occur … the kind that high-performers have.”Motivation-based interviewing fills in the missing pieces, takes the guesswork and gut instinct factors out of the hiring equation, and helps you find the talent that will transform your organization. Motivation-based interviewing is revolutionizing how we hire.How are you incorporating motivation-based interviewing practices into your hiring strategies or how can you get started?Please join @shrmnextchat at 3:00 p.m. ET on September 19 for #Nextchat with special guest Carol Quinn (@CQAttitude). We’ll chat about how you can begin using motivational-based interviewing with your next hire.Q1. One of the most common misconceptions in hiring is that skill level equates to job performance level. Why?Q2. Why is it impossible to accurately assess a candidate’s level of self-motivation to do a job using behavior-based interviewing?Q3. What exactly is attitude, and why is it such a powerful predictor of future performance and success?Q4. How can attitude assessment be incorporated into your employee selection process?Q5. What is different about Motivation-Based Interview questions?Q6. Since Motivation-Based Interviews assess not only skill, but three components — skill, attitude and passion—should it take extra interviewing time? Why?Q7. Which hiring metrics provide the most insights into effective and efficient hiring? Which are most important to track to and why?Q8.  What advice can you share for one step that organizations can take today to begin to incorporate motivation-based interviewing into their hiring process?If you missed this #Nextchat, you can read all the tweets in the RECAP here.  How to participate in an HR Twitter chat.last_img read more

[STUDY] How Hyperconnectivity Affects Young People

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#social networks#Social Web#web Would you mind putting down your smartphone for a moment to read this? Thanks, we really appreciate it.A new study released today by Pew sheds light on the lurking, albeit very real notion that we all not-so-secretly fear: there are actual consequences to the hyperconnected lifestyle that many 21st century millennial Americans live! But calm down, it’s not all frowny-face emoticons and Sherry Turkle-esque Alone Together narratives. Yes, there are some major downsides to relying on the Internet as our “external brain,” including the desire for instant gratification, and the increased chances of making “quick, shallow choices.” But researchers also say we networked young people are nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who will do good in the world. Teens and young adults are hyper-immersed in technology. A total 95% of teens ages 12-17 are online, 76% use social networking sites and 77% have cell phones. Of the slightly older age group (18-29 year olds), 96% are Internet users, 84% use social networks and 97% have cell phones. More than half of those users have smartphones and 23% own tablets such as the iPad.Pew talked to 1,021 technology “stakeholders and critics” through an entirely opt-in survey. In other words, the people who participated did so of their own volition. Of those surveyed, approximately 55% agreed that the future for hyperconnected individuals looks positive. Meanwhile, a total 42% thought otherwise saw negative outcomes. This outcome skews slightly more positive; Pew in fact admits that the outcome is actually more like 50-50. So, is the cup half-empty or half-full?The Networked Future Looks Good, Mate! Fair Sailing Ahead!Approximately half (or, arguably, 52%) believe that hyperconnectedness will have a positive impact, suggesting a stronger ability to multitask, cycle through personal- and work-related tasks and become more adept at finding answers to deep questions. These people – who are mostly millenials – will be able to tap into the Internet’s greater knowledge base, accessing more information and working together to do so via crowdsourcing. Says acclaimed Microsoft Senior Researcher danah boyd, who studies the cybercultures of teens and young adults: “Brains are being rewired – any shift in stimuli results in a rewiring. The techniques and mechanisms to engage in rapid-fire attention shifting will be extremely useful for the creative class whose job it is to integrate ideas; they relish opportunities to have stimuli that allow them to see things differently.”We have already started to see that happen. Facebook is a natural space for artists to exchange ideas and engage in fast discussion. The Internet pinboard social network, Pinterest, is a beautiful space for posting inspiring images. The creative class benefits from these visual, idea-oriented forums. The Networked Future is a Dark, Deserted Island of DoomHalf of the people surveyed by Pew disagree with the above rosy statements. The believe that the brains of such millenials will not retain information. They think millenials will be focused on short social messages and content that will entertain. They will be incapable of deep engagement with people and knowledge. These Internet users will surf around, grabbing the first bit of information they find. They will take fiction as fact.“Increasingly, teens and young adults rely on the first bit of information they find on a topic, assuming that they have found the ‘right’ answer, rather than using context and vetting/questioning the sources of information to gain a holistic view of a topic,” says one survey participant. Instant gratification plays into this negative consequence, along with an overall lack of patience. Another non-millenial encounters the same problem. “I’m 33 years old and over the last two years have ramped up my time spent on the internet to 10-plus hours a day. The effects have been detrimental. My attention span for longer-form information consumption such as books, movies, long-form articles, and even vapid 30-minute TV shows has been diminished immensely. My interpersonal communications skills are suffering, and I find it difficult to have sustained complex thoughts. My creativity is zapped and I get very moody if I’m away from the Web for too long.”But there will always be those few outliers who see a different kind of opportunity in the seemingly dark abyss. They will seize it, and run forward. One Pew participant believes that millenials will start to truly see the value of slow and steady wins the race. The tortoise beats the hare: “Long-form cognition and offline contemplative time will start to be viewed as valuable and will be re-integrated into social and work life in interesting and surprising ways,” the person says. And who will do all that deep thinking, now that we are addled with Internet-induced ADD? The division of labor will shift accordingly. “Perhaps the issue is, how will deep thinking get done – including by whom – rather than will everyone be able to do deep thinking,” says Marjory S. Blumenthal, associate provost at Georgetown University and former director of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. The Internet, Facebook and all these Web technologies are here to stay. Our challenge now is to figure out the best ways to interact with them. After all, says Tiffany Shlain, director of the film Connected and founder of the Webby Awards, “As Sophocles once said, ‘Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.’”“The Cliché Young People of Today” and “Tortoise & Hare” images courtesy of Shutterstock. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… alicia eler Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more