Peshawar, Jan 22 (PTI) The chief minister of Pakistans restive northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province was today left red-faced when the family of a professor who was killed fighting with militants in the recent university attack demanded his resignation if he could not stop terror assaults.Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had visited slain chemistry professor Hamid Hussains residence in Swabi district to express condolence to his family members over his death.The family members asked Khattak to quit if he could not provide security.Hussain, 34, was killed in the Wednesday terror attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda while trying to protect students using his licensed pistol against armed Taliban militants who stormed the university, and has been hailed as a “martyr”. PTI AYZ SAI AKJ SAI
You’ve been looking everywhere for, not just a job, but a career, you want to do something with yourself that enables you to pay your bills, but also provides a purpose. But, that’s harder than you imagined in an economy that is only slowly making its way back.There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question, and there are numerous variables at play that can affect the outcome, and every employer is a little bit different. It seems like it’s impossible to know if you are wasting your time by following up on a resume you have sent, but maybe it’s the thing that will give you a leg up over the other candidates.It really depends…In general, it really does depend according to some experts. It depends on how you sent in your application, if you know or can find a contact person, and just how much you actually want the job – is it really worth all the effort you put in? Here are some suggestions that may help when deciding to follow-up on a sent resume.How did you send in your resume? How did you get your resume to the prospective employer in the first place? Did you have a contact person or did you send it in through an online contact form, or did you send it through the company website job page? If you know someone in the company, you can get help with contacting HR or you can find someone from the company Facebook page and get in touch with them that way. You’re not being creepy, you’re being resourceful.When should you follow-up on your resume? Some recruiters and placement agencies will advise you to submit a resume, and then follow-up with a phone call or email. It can show ambition and enthusiasm, as well as set you apart from other candidates who do not bother to follow-up. Employers will like that you are eager to get started and are interested in the position.But, it is certainly appropriate to send a letter or an email a week or so after you submit your resume, especially if you have not heard anything from the company. Who knows, your resume may have fallen through the cracks and a phone call is just the thing that they need to know how interested you are. But, if you have done a follow-up phone call or email after sending a resume, and you have not heard anything for a few weeks, it would be best to conserve your energy and not waste time on something that probably will not happen. There are other opportunities out there for you, so you just have to go and find them.When you follow-up, make sure that you are polite. Polite messages reinforce your strong interest in the job, as well as showcasing your ability to handle important topics. Every day people get jobs because they stayed the course and fought for what they wanted. Maybe today is your day. – Originally posted on onTargetjobs by Erin Kennedy
Additionally, the Minister said the NHF has been instructed to expand its pharmacy outlets to further boost client service delivery. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Health Fund’s (NHF) Vital, Essential and Necessary (VEN) drug list is being revamped as part of cost saving measures. The Minister noted that the NHF currently has over 1,000 categories of drugs on its VEN list, equating to approximately 60 that treat each ailment for which clients source medication. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Health Fund’s (NHF) Vital, Essential and Necessary (VEN) drug list is being revamped as part of cost saving measures.He said the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will assist the agency, which falls under his portfolio, to develop a benchmark that guides the purchasing of the requisite quantity of medications to treat ailments.The Minister noted that the NHF currently has over 1,000 categories of drugs on its VEN list, equating to approximately 60 that treat each ailment for which clients source medication.Dr. Tufton said that with the benchmark, this number is expected to be reduced to between six and eight categories per ailment, pointing out that “we could save as much as 25 per cent on the cost of drugs.”Additionally, the Minister said the NHF has been instructed to expand its pharmacy outlets to further boost client service delivery.He was speaking at the NHF’s inaugural open day at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday, July 28.Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton announced that a national health insurance policy is to be introduced next year.He indicated that the NHF will play a pivotal role in the policy’s development, adding that details are expected to be unveiled by the 2018/19 fiscal year.The NHF’s open day was used to acknowledge top performing employees and showcase the agency’s achievements. Story Highlights
Joining the line of publishers who are entering the e-commerce space is New York magazine and NY.com; they’ve announced a New York City-specific online deals program that is set to launch in May. The program, New York Deals, will work in tandem with partner companies such as Gilt City, zozi, BuyWithMe and Lifebooker. Curated by New York magazine staff, New York Deals will feature a weekly round-up of deals for dining, shopping, spas, activities and events. According to a news release, more than 15,000 users are projected to subscribe to New York Deals, which will be in the form of a weekly email. Serena Torrey, executive director of digital business development with New York magazine’s parent company New York Media, says, “It’s incredibly difficult for busy people to know which email is worth opening and which deal is worth buying, particularly when the businesses featured are unfamiliar…by subscribing to the New York Deals newsletter, New Yorkers will be receiving a short, weekly list of the deals that are most worthy of their attention…” In other e-commerce news, F + W Media has announced that they will be opening their 25th e-commerce store in a joint venture with Hoffman Media. The new store, which will be located at store.marthapullen.com, is set focus on the sewing marketplace. Content will be pulled from the Martha Pullen Co. publication Sew Beautiful Magazine, The School of Art Fashion, PBS TV series and Martha’s Sewing Room (a television series), among others. F +W Media currently has 30 magazine titles, and houses over 350 thousand SKUs over its 25 sites. According to a news release from F + W, e-commerce revenues are up more than 60 percent in year over year comparison.
An author, entrepreneur and a public speaker – Karan Verma is in truly a jack of all. There is nothing that he does not want to try and that’s how after he authored his book ‘Jack and Master,’ which turned out to be a national bestseller, he established his company ‘The Big Picture’ and turned into a proficient public speaker; inspiring and motivating thousands of students pan India. Now, he is looking forward to his book being adapted into a movie. And that’s not it; he is a brand consultant to Crayons advertising too. Well, you get one life, right? In a candid interview with Shreya Das he talks about how he came up with his debut book and his upcoming projects Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEvery character in a fictional book is a figment of the author’s reality. How did you come up with Jack and master? I have been a jack all my life and did a lot of things. And to be very honest, I had a very rocking life. Growing up in Lucknow, I was a very naughty kid who wanted to do a lot of things. I just pretty much wanted to run in the direction of my dreams and didn’t mind falling down. I would just love to lace up my boots again and start running. At the same time, as a 90s kid, you were expected to be not less than an engineer or a doctor. So like a good guy, I chose engineering though I was pretty good in debates. And while I was pursuing engineering, theatre and talks kept fascinating me. I used to dabble in a lot of things. I remember I used to travel to Mumbai and write scripts for MTV. This was the reason many people referred me as a jack. And this kind of stayed with me and grew on me. Siddharth (the master) is my alter ego. I am also fascinated by people who are masters of their craft; a Bill Gates, a Sachin Tendulkar, an AR Rahman. So, if I want to sum up myself, I am a jack who aspires to be master someday. I think that should be the journey of our life; you dabble in a lot of things, you do well and finally you find out your true calling someday. Or you never find your true calling; you are good at everything and Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivecontinue staying that way.So, who do you think would succeed in real life, a Jack of all crafts or a master of one?I have addressed this issue in the book. It depends upon the turf. For specialized fields somewhere you need a master. For a leadership position, perhaps a jack of all could inspire people more. I have seen jacks become amazing leaders, because there are certain domains where you need to have more qualities than being just a master of one. But then there are fields where you need a master. So, jack and master are two sides of the same coin. Some people just seek the moments in life, they have a bucket list but some people just want to touch the pinnacle of glory. Tell us a bit about your upcoming book…It is a youth related story with a huge canvas. People say that ‘Jack & Master’ has a huge canvas and it has but this one is just 10 times huge as far as the canvas is concerned. In my upcoming, I am talking about life as a totality; what life means to different people and it’s a classic. At its heart, it’s a love story but it has a lot more in store than being just a love story; what more, I would like to keep it under wraps because the book should come later this year or early next year.What message would you like to give to all the jacks, confused about their next step? I think one of the things that people say is chase dreams. One of the lessons that I have learned is that even if you are chasing your dreams, chase them with your eyes and ears open. At times you’ll get too carried away but even risks should be taken with a certain degree of calculation. So, always have some sort of a plan in mind. It’s good to be crazy while you are young but there has to be a method to the madness as well.