City Councilman Chris Ward announces new program to help homeless

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward announced the launch today of a program to help homeless residents in North Park and City Heights gain access to housing and medical services.The city developed the one-year pilot program with North Park Main Street Executive Director Angela Landsberg. The City Heights Business Association, City Heights Community Development Corporation,  Councilwoman Georgette Gomez, the office of former county Supervisor Ron Roberts and Price Philanthropies all contributed funding and resources to the project’s development.An oversight committee comprised of local stakeholders will manage the program, according to Ward’s office. USC will also study the program and compose a report at its conclusion, detailing the number of homeless residents who made connections to housing, medical and job training services.“Mid-city’s new outreach coordinator is the result of a broad coalition, dedicated to moving unsheltered San Diegans into permanent housing and connecting them with an array of support services,” Ward said. “This program is hopefully the first in a region-wide shift toward a refocus on productive, coordinated, and proactive outreach methods that meets unshelteredpeople where they are.”The city of San Diego’s homeless population officially totaled 4,912 during last year’s point-in-time homeless count, representing 57 percent of the county’s total population of homeless residents. Many of those residents resided in Ward’s City Council district, which includes North Park, City Heights, Balboa Park and downtown.“Each of us, government leaders, community agencies, and business associations have provided funding to make this project possible,” said City Heights CDC Executive Director Laura Ann Fernea. “It’s only when we all work together that workable, realistic solutions can be found.” KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 7, 2019 City Councilman Chris Ward announces new program to help homeless February 7, 2019 Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

YouTube Launches Upgraded Charts

first_img Popular on Variety Top Songs: Obviously enough, this chart highlights the number of views a song has tallied on YouTube. Calculated by combining all official versions of a song (including the official music video, official song used in user generated content and lyric videos), the Top Songs chart reflects how users are consuming music on the platform and the multiple ways artists are using YouTube to share their music. The Top Songs chart is updated weekly on Sunday at 12pm PST.Top Artists: This chart highlights the most popular artists on YouTube, based on the total views of their entire discography – official music videos, official song user generated content, official live performances, remixes, lyric videos, album tracks, and collaborations. Top Artists is updated weekly on Sunday at 12pm PST.Top Music Videos: This chart highlights the most-viewed official music videos on the platform. Top Videos is updated weekly on Sunday at 12pm PST.More announcements are expected from YouTube in the coming weeks, including news about the relaunch of the company’s subscription service. As a prelude to the forthcoming relaunch of their subscription service, YouTube today launched new music charts experience for 44 countries, including the U.S,, Japan, Germany, Brazil and the U.K. The YouTube charts now include a new Trending chart, as well as upgraded charts for Top Songs, Top Artists, and Top Music Videos (check them out here). YouTube.com/chartsAccording to the announcement, the new charts are “based purely on the number of views and are a reflection of the success achieved by artists on the world’s most expansive music platform.”The charts include:Trending: This new chart is updated multiple times a day to provide a real time view of the new music fans are playing. It represents YouTube’s “first dedicated external signal of the most viewed new music on the platform,” the announcement reads, providing an instant snapshot of what users are reacting to.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Exploring the different facets of Indian cuisine

first_imgIn order to bring forward the facets of Indian cuisines and the gastronomical evolution, which has transformed the way people look at Indian cuisine, WelcomHotel Sheraton, New Delhi, announced the curtain-raiser for ‘Tasting India Symposium’, as a part of Delhi Dialogues on Thursday. The event, which promises to be a global exchange of  ideas between international opinion-makers and custodians of  India’s  food heritage, is scheduled to be held from December 2-4 in the national Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Well-known food writer Sourish Bhattacharyya opened the ‘Tasting India Symposium’ as part of Delhi Dialogues forum with an introduction on how the flavours of Delhi have permeated not just nationally but internationally as well. The dialogue over a round table discussion on ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Kitchens of India’ consisted of imminent panelists from the Food and Beverage industry and the media fraternity like Chef Manjit Gill, Corporate Chef-ITC Hotels, food historian Colleen Taylor Sen, American journalist Michael Snyder, Reshmi Ray Dasgupta of The Economic Times, Viraj Bahl, founder and CEO of Veeba Food Products, and Mohit Balachandran of Chowder Singh. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“India has indeed evolved over the years with the different cuisines. The historical influences over the years of the people of the country have seamlessly merged with the culinary fare of the country.  We wanted to create a first-of its kind platform to have a global exchange of ideas between international opinion-makers and custodians of India’s food heritage and ‘Tasting India Symposium’ aims to do just that”, said Sourish Bhattacharyya. Congratulating on the initiative,  Benita Sharma, Area Manager-Golden Triangle and General Manager-WelcomHotel Sheraton, said, “The Tasting India Symposium’ is a great initiative to understand how we as a nation have evolved over centuries to become the gastronomical superpower. Indian  cuisine is ancient, diverse and steeped in tradition; an amalgam of different  ethnic  influences, much like the country itself and this mix of cultural camaraderie is effortlessly showcased  at our 24-hour dining restaurant-Delhi Pavilion.”last_img read more

Perceived overqualification may lead to job strain

first_imgIf you are an employee who perceives you are overqualified for your position, chances are you are unsatisfied with your job, uncommitted to your organisation and experience psychological strain, says a study. Perceived overqualification occurs when an employee is expecting a job that utilises their qualifications but does not find themselves in such a position, leaving them feeling essentially deprived.”We invest effort at work and we expect rewards in return, such as esteem and career opportunities,” said Michael Harari, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”And for an overqualified employee, that expectation has been violated. This is a stressful experience for employees, which leads to poor psychological wellbeing, such as negative emotions and psychological strain,” Harari added.Perceived overqualification – the belief that one has surplus skills compared to job requirements – can have negative implications for employees and employers alike, according to the findings published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveEmployees who feel overqualified are also more likely to engage in deviant behaviours, Harari said.The more overqualified an employee feels, the more likely they are to engage in counterproductive behaviours that impair the effective functioning of organisations, Harari said. Employees who were younger, overeducated and narcissistic tended to report higher levels of perceived overqualification, the findings showed.”It seems to suggest that there is a need to take jobs below one’s skill level in order to gain entrance into the workforce,” Harari said.last_img read more

7 Things Startups Should Know About Outsourcing Development

first_img Register Now » For a startup to get through the teething stage and gain recognization, it must have its own unique system. It must consider as all-important such activities as hiring, training and the outsourcing of development, plus such elements as brand, structure and values.Related: 5 Things Small Businesses Should OutsourceAlong the way, outsourcing is a common practice many startups use to complete these tasks. In fact, I know startup entrepreneurs who outsource virtually every task.There’s good reason for that: Outsourcing can lead to high levels of productivity at relatively reduced costs. A study by Intetics revealed that outsourcing can save companies 60 percent on overhead costs.What you outsource depends on the nature of your business and your goals, of course. But you’ve got to approach outsourcing the right way or risk losing money and even putting your business at risk.For example, you may want to outsource the development of your mobile app, because you don’t have the technical expertise required. Better yet, you may want professionals to handle things at a lower cost so you can focus on a a higher revenue-generating task, such as marketing.The truth is, you can outsource every aspect of your business if you choose, but considering how vital one aspect — development — is to every startup, you should look particularly closely at the following seven things to know about outsourcing it.1. Choose the right third party to work with.Creating a brand that you’ll be proud of requires deliberate efforts. One of the daring steps involved here is deciding who handles your development (e.g., app development). Should you hire an agency or freelancers? Most of the startup entrepreneurs I’ve interacted and worked with prefer working with agencies.However, if you’re tight on budget (most startups are), seriously consider going to a place like Meetup.com to find a technical co-founder.Remember that whether you’re going to hire an agency or individual freelancers, there are both pros and cons to each. Conduct your research first.2. Consider technology standards.Technology has redefined web and app development, or any type of development for that matter. For this reason, when outsourcing, consider the technology standards you’re using.As an example, mobile usage has almost drowned desktop usage, with a 58 percent growth rate year over year. If you’re developing a website for your startup, you can’t possibly hire professionals who don’t understand responsive design.More so, if you plan to generate traffic, leads and customers from search engines, Google expects you to make your web and mobile applications mobile-friendly.Chaim Sajnovsky, founder at B7Dev.com, suggests that, “Being able to feature up-to-date technologies in your development is critical. Otherwise, your project will be outdated.”3. Include personalized communication.Don’t outsource development if there’s no guarantee of a personalized communication. Why? Because sooner or later you’ll encounter technical issues after the project has been completed.To ensure a seamless communication, be aware of the time-zone difference to help you make smart decisions about when to outsource your services, and whom to put in charge.If you’re based in California, for example, and you’re in the process of hiring an agency/freelancer in Johannesburg, South Africa, do well to understand when to send emails, put a call across or submit a support ticket.Related: 5 Tasks Entrepreneurs Are Better Off Outsourcing4. Don’t neglect intellectual property considerations.What rights do you have on your mobile app properties? I’m not an attorney, but from my personal experience, I’ve found that some legal jurisdictions have little or no regard for intellectual property like software.It may interest you to know of estimates that say approximately 61 percent of software used in most Asian countries and 58 percent in India are pirated. How many of these crimes have resulted in lawsuits? How many of those lawsuits have been litigated?That said, when outsourcing developments (web, app, software, etc.), it’s your responsibility to secure your intellectual property against misuse and theft. So, create those limitations by drafting contracts and nondisclosure agreements which the freelancer/agency will be required to sign and adhere to.As always seek professional legal advice if you have any questions.5. Consider the unique quality of your software or other product.There are some delicate developments you should never outsource to a third-party. Why? Because if you’re talking about a key competency — a key product or service that makes the company unique — you don’t want other people to hijack your edge.This is your company’s “secret sauce,” so trade it with extra care. If you truly want to get the project done, consider hiring an in-house developer to handle it.You may want to outsource operational products such as reservation systems or process automation, but when it comes to creative products like architectural rendering, chip-design programs or consumer games, don’t reveal the secret. Work on these in-house.6. Get regular updates on your company’s progress.You’re in control of your business. So don’t be like all those other CEOs and founders out there who relinquish to a third party 100 percent control of their company’s development. That’s not ideal.Inasmuch as outsourcing development is important, you need to get regular updates to keep abreast of the behind-the-scene processes.Don’t be interested in just the end result, such as the functional software, either. Rather, get involved in the ongoing development. Provide ideas, answer questions, give suggestions. You’ll learn a lot more from the processes than from the end result.If you’re ignorant of software malfunction, or even some minute fact about app development, you may make irrelevant decisions.7. Get what you pay for.At any phase of your startup, be careful not to think that getting cheaper services is the best way to go. I know that you want to save money, and that’s important: 46 percent of startups that fail do so because they run out of money. Specifically, not seeing projected ROI is the reason why fully 80 percent fail.However, you need to keep in mind that you always get what you pay for. That’s a fact of life. And I’m not necessarily suggesting that you should make expensive hires.The bottom line is, choose freelancers/companies that have the experience, modern tools and right skills required to handle your project. At the worst, pay the industry standard fee when outsourcing developments of your software applications.ConclusionIn a world where you’re required to be creative, productive and tenacious in order to cut through the noise, consider outsourcing as your master key. If you’ve tried it in the past but didn’t get the results that you wanted, don’t give up.Related: Why Your Company Should Consider Outsourcing Content CreationUse the above seven-item checklist. Of course, you don’t have to implement everything at once, but be disciplined enough to resort to these tips every so often. That way, you’ll be assured that your startup is in good hands when you outsource development. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global February 17, 2017 7 min readlast_img read more