Atma Nirbhar Bharat

Government Schemes in our country are introduced by the government with the intention of addressing the societal and economic well-being of the inhabitants of this nation. These schemes play a pivotal role in resolving innumerable socio-economic issues that afflict the Indian society at large.

A little while back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promulgated the Atma-nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (or Self-reliant India Mission) to revive the economic activity of the country, inimically affected by the Covid-19 outbreak in differing ways, and further stated that in the days ahead his government would be revealing the details of an economic conglomeration- worth rupees twenty lakh crore or about ten percent of India’s GDP in the year 2019-20- striving towards accomplishing the mission. The conglomeration italicizes land, labor, liquidity and laws.

The purpose of this scheme is double-barreled. First being, ad interim manoeuvre such as liquidity infusion and direct cash transfers for the penurious, which will work as a buffer for those in grave stress (farmers, daily wage workers, vegetable vendors, and migrant workers etc.), and hopefully will lessen their burden. The second fragment of this scheme being, the longstanding reforms in growth-critical sectors (such as MSME, cottage industries etc.) to make them internationally vying and appealing. A number of ameliorations are set forth to make India a self-reliant economy and alleviate negative outcomes in coming times. A few of those ameliorations are: simple and comprehensible laws, rational taxation system, supply chain ameliorations in agriculture sector, competent human resources, and a resilient financial system. This stimulus package might be able to resuscitate the economic activity and generate a whole lot of opportunities for growth in sectors like agriculture, micro, macro, medium enterprises, power, coal and mining, defense, civil aviation etc., nevertheless there are numerous drawbacks that are required to be addressed in order to achieve the vision of this ‘abhiyan’.

The impact of this package will be as following on different sectors of the economy: first, the manoeuvre declared for the primary sector (agriculture and allied sectors) are particularly transformative. These measures are initiatives on the road to One Nation One Market, and will succour India to become the food factory of the world. Second, this conglomeration will aid the finance destituted sectors and will help in sustaining the labor intensive industries, therefore assisting in leveraging India’s comparative advantage. Third, government has launched various online education platforms, which shall facilitate schools and universities to stream online courses without further loss of teaching hours.

Corresponding problems that will be faced on implementing this scheme are: issues related to liquidity, lack of demand, lack of backward and forward linkages, burgeoning fiscal deficit, difficulty in mobilizing finances, etc. The measures that should be taken to resolve the above stated issues are, enhancing demand, mobilizing finances, making holistic reforms, etc.

The economic predicament set off by the Covid-19 pandemic is comparable with 1991 economic predicament, which was a herald paradigm shift through liberalization, privatization and globalization. The post Covid-19 aeon may usher in unprecedented opportunities provided that the implementation deficit is adequately addressed.

HOW DOES THE INTERNET WORK?

An interesting question that may pop up in everyone’s mind! I am here to release some of that pressure. The Internet has become an essential part of our lives and a good understanding is needed to use this new tool most effectively. This article explains the underlying infrastructure and technologies that make the Internet work. It does not go into great depth but covers enough of each area to give a basic understanding of the concepts involved.

What is the Internet?

The INTERNET is a global system of interconnected computer networks. When two or more electronic devices (e.g. computers) are connected so that they can communicate, they become part of a network. The Internet consists of a worldwide interconnection of such networks, belonging to companies, governments, and individuals, allowing all of the devices connected to these networks to communicate with each other.

In order to communicate, computers need to be able to understand each other. On the Internet, communication is possible because all devices use the same “language” or protocol, namely the Internet Protocol (IP), a “single market” with no physical, technical or national barriers. It forms the basis for all other systems of communication on the Internet. Sending any communication over the Internet using the Internet Protocol is quite like sending the pages of a book by post in lots of different envelopes. All of the envelopes use the same sender address and the same destination address. Even if some envelopes are transported by ship and others by air, the envelopes all eventually arrive at their destination.

Examples of such conventions on top of IP are:

*SMTP for sending emails

*HTTP for accessing websites

*Bit Torrent for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing (a way to exchange data files with large groups of people).

Anyone is free to invent their own convention/protocol and use it on the Internet, as long as it works on top of the Internet Protocol. In other words: the only limit is the limit of the human imagination, the only rule is that the address on the envelope is in a standard format. The openness of the system is what makes the Internet the global phenomenon it is. Every restriction on the openness of the Internet reduces its potential for future development. The universal use of a single protocol for all communications has a number of important advantages. The devices that are responsible for transporting Internet data (called routers) do not need to be programmed differently to deal with different types of data – they don’t even need any information about the data they are transporting as long as it is all using the Internet Protocol.

Like the postman delivering traditional mail, they only have to look at the outside of the envelopes to be able to deliver the message. It doesn’t matter if the envelope contains a bill or a love letter (except to the recipient of course).

This leads to:

*Unlimited innovation possibilities in terms of new protocols and applications.

*“Privacy by design”: there is no need to know anything about the contents of any communication.

*Flexible, fast data flow: the Internet offers only one flexible service: getting data from one device to another regardless of the nature of the devices, regardless of how and where the devices are connected to the Internet and regardless of the nature or content of the data. It is this openness and flexibility that is the primary reason for the innovation and democratic and economic successes of the Internet.

What is an IP Address?

Because the Internet is a global network of computers each computer connected to the Internet must have a unique address. Internet addresses are in the form zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz, where zzz must be a number from 0 – 255. This address is known as an IP address. So, An IP address is a numerical address that is assigned to every device connected to the Internet. IP addresses may be used to identify an organization or individual that has acquired the services of an Internet Service Provider in order to connect one or more devices to the Internet. On the other hand, a router has only one IP Address irrespective of how many people have connected with this router. So, In this case, we cannot identify the person behind the work.

World Wide Web:

When we type any website address in the browser we use WWW keyword. Anyone ever thought what this meant for? I think many of us have thought that and many of us knew the answer. But here we are not as intelligent as them who already know the answer. So, let see what it is. WWW or World Wide Web combines text, pictures, and hyperlinks to a hypertext document – a hyperlink points to another document. It Can also contain moving pictures, active programs etc. This hypertext document is written in HTML language – Hyper Text Markup Language based on SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) which describes the structure of a document. WWW browser decides how to display the document based on the structure description in HTML.

What is an URL?

URL stands for Universal Resource Locator. URL is an address to the current location of information protocol. For example http://www.google.com, https://krazytech.com, etc. WWW browser uses the URL address to retrieve a document over the network.

What is an HTTP?

When we are writing a web address we are using “Http:”. What does the word HTTP stand for? HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is a simple protocol for file transfer over the network. Client (browser) initiates the session by connecting to the server. The server does not transmit on its own. Client issues the GET command to retrieve a file from the server. Additional information is also passed. The server sends information about the file and the contents of the file.

When a user makes a request to any website the requests are served over the HTTP or HTTPS (secured) protocol and the webpage gets displayed. The time consumed to display a webpage depends on various factors like internet speed (to know your internet speed, go here), server performance, network latency, etc.

What is GOOGLE?

In our daily life, we ask GOOGLE many questions. What is GOOGLE? It is a search engine. A web search engine is a software system that is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are generally presented in a line of results often referred to as search engine results pages (SERPs). The information may be a mix of web pages, images, and other types of files. Some search engines also mine data available in databases or open directories. Unlike web directories, which are maintained only by human editors, search engines also maintain real-time information by running an algorithm on a web crawler.

How does Google search engine work?

Here I have tried to discuss as much as possible in such a short note. Now, it depends on you how you can utilize the article. You can get a brief knowledge only by reading this. If you explore more you can find more terms about the internet like TCP, DNS, and DOMAIN etc. In our daily life, you are now using the internet. So, Keep exploring and Increase your Knowledge.

Government schemes to lead economic development and financial stability for upliftment of poor people

Government has launched various schemes, programs for the needy ones and right for the education schemes. So during lockdown we people are busy making variety of foods new recipes but if we look on the other side the poor ones who need soo much help from the government and from us also. Though, the government is launching schemes for the poor like the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb kalyan yojna( PMGKY) where the poor ones are getting 5 kg of rice/ wheat for three months. Other several schemes are also their for helping them. They are surviving a lot from this as they are jobless and not having a one time meal. Soo people should help them by giving a one time meal and some donations. So that they are living peacefully and they can fulfilled their needs.

On one hand, there are people who live their life lavishly. They are not only enjoying the joy of essentials but also have what they want and desire; a luxurious living providing them an extra comfort. On the other hand, there are people who cannot even afford the basic requirements of living. They do not have shelter to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear.People who have extra are living a comfortable and a posh life. While those who have barely the vitals are fighting each day for life.They fail to meet the basic requirements.

There are people who have much more than they need to live while others have barely enough to survive.

On one hand, there are people who live their life lavishly. They are not only enjoying the joy of essentials but also have what they want and desire; a luxurious living providing them an extra comfort. On the other hand, there are people who cannot even afford the basic requirements of living. They do not have shelter to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear.People who have extra are living a comfortable and a posh life. While those who have barely the vitals are fighting each day for life.They fail to meet the basic requirements.

There are people who have much more than they need to live while others have barely enough to survive.

Poor people do not have enough clothing, food, education and healthcare. Being poor means deprived economically, politically and socially. They hardly get opportunities. They have inadequate nutrition, higher risk of diseases and lack access to healthcare and basic essentials for living resulting in low achievement.

One cannot make such people opulent but can at least help them achieve the essentials of life and lead a prosperous life. Helping the poor and needy people is a good deed. Caring for the poor and needy people and helping them is a noble endeavor. The more you give to poor and needy people, the more you strengthen their dependency. If you give them the chance or opportunity, you’ll see an effective and long-lasting improvement in their lives. Create a new system built on inter-dependency which motivates them to work and move forward and their dignity is maintained. Tossing out money or other kinds of donation do help the poor and needy people but the need is to direct your energies and efforts in raising them, building relationship, teaching them and moreover, regaining their self-confidence and self-esteem to work for themselves.

Social media can help a lot just by donating a portion of their proceeds. Just a portion will give them a second life donating through any charity app would help them a lot so there is proper economic development and financial

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana- A step towards Financal Independence and Inclusion of the poor

For a long time, the poor population of our country was devoid from basic financial services. With Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY), the government is trying to provide the basic financial services to those who were not able to avail it previously.

Major benefits under this scheme:

  • No minimum balance required.
  • Interest on deposits.
  • Accidental insurance cover upto Rs. 2,00,000.
  • Life cover of Rs. 30,000 payable on the death of the beneficiary, subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
  • Beneficiaries of government schemes will get Direct Benefit transfer in these accounts.
  • After satisfactory operation of the account for 6 months, overdraft facility is available.
  • Overdraft facility of 10,000 is available in only one account per household, preferably lady of the household.

Who is eligible?

  • Indian citizen
  • Age should be 10 years and above
  • The person should not have any bank account.

If all the above criterias are fulfilled, then the person can open an account under this scheme.

Documents Required:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter’s Identity Card
  • Job Card issued by NREGA signed by an officer of the State Government.
  • ID card with photograph issued by Central/ State Government Departments, Statutory/ Regulatory authorities, Public Sector Undertakings, Scheduled Commercial Banks, and Public Financal Institutions; or
  • A letter with duly attested photograph of the person issued by a Gazetted Officer.

What if you don’t have a document?

Well, even if you don’t have a document you can still open a Small Account with the bank by submitting a self-attested photo and signing or giving thumb print in presence of a bank official.

To open an account Click here

How Business Leaders can Improve Work Performance

Most organizations are powered by a diverse – and sometimes volatile – mix of personalities that don’t always mesh on a day-to-day basis. When you add in the reality of constant organizational change it’s no wonder some of us are frequently stressed out.
However, smart organizations find a way to preserve a strong corporate culture even in difficult times.
It is important that work expectations are aligned with the organization’s overall strategic plan. If that is done effectively, work performance will improve.
Some tips on how leaders can manage change during challenging times:
1) Have an open dialogue with staff to reconnect. This promotes a positive work environment among all staff members.
2) Remind people who are data-driven that they need to prioritize work synergy among all staff members. That might require them to take a more personal approach.
3) Promote a high sense of energy but don’t act anxious or angry. Be calm during difficult times.
4) Embrace organizational threats as an opportunity to improve work processes.
5) Neutralize all relentless people who promote a negative work environment.
Explain to them they are part of the organization and their cooperation is needed, especially during transitional phases.
By eliminating convoluted processes and focusing on a positive and straightforward company culture, organizations can better develop realistic goals and functional pathways to improvement.
Dr. Orlando Rivero is a proven academic leader with strengths in developing students, faculty and community support. He serves as the Graduate Program Chair of Herzing University Online. During his tenure, additionally, Dr. Rivero is the Vice-President, JDT Management Consultants Inc. He serves as a Consultant for various enterprises in the U.S. and abroad, specializing in Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Governmental Organization Administration, Latin American Industrial and Educational Management.
Dr. Rivero is a graduate of Argosy University where he completed his Doctoral degree in Business and completed his Master of Public Administration degree at Nova Southeastern University.

Creative People: Is that job right for you?

Before you accept the offer, make sure that the company culture is a good fit.
So, you’re a creative person, you’ve assembled a great design portfolio, and you’re ready to hit the job-hunting trail. Want to know how to find a great job that matches your values?
This article is about you and your specific needs as an artist, and your role in an organization.
Start by examining the big picture:
1. Do the company’s values align with yours? Would you feel proud to work there? Imagine yourself six months from now. You’re telling a friend about your job, and how it doesn’t even feel like work. You enjoy your job that much. Your friend asks about openings, and you tell her how to apply. 
Tip: According to Richard Nelson Bolles, author of the best-selling book, What Color Is Your Parachute? asking friends is one of the best ways to find a job. Which technique ranks first? Doing homework on yourself, with emphasis on defining your values. Bolles’ 40-plus years of research shows an 86 percent success rate among job hunters who use this technique.
2. Is the company offering products or services that you believe in? For example, if you are against smoking and forbid it in your home, would you want to work at Philip Morris?
3. How big is the company? Do you want to work for a large corporation, an agency, or a boutique? What are the benefits of each? While a global company may offer the opportunity to work on a three-month project in the Shanghai office, you might be more comfortable in a locally-based boutique.
4. Corporations have very different political structures than agencies or boutiques. The work is very different as well. For example, will you be doing B2B work or do you want to be engaged in retail design? Or are you a more experienced designer who wants a seat at the CEO’s table? If you do, I recommend that you become familiar with Allen Samuels’ Design Thinking approach to problem solving.
5. Next, let’s consider the organizational culture. Is the company creative? Innovative? Team oriented? People oriented? Outcome oriented? What methods are used to produce new products and services? How does the business treat its employees? How does the culture align with your values?
After you’ve considered the big picture, think about your day-to-day life on the job. Here are six important questions:
1. How does the job align with your life? Do you need flexible hours? Can you work from home? If you’re responsible for the care of others – whether children, a spouse, or elders – these issues matter. What about travel? Some people like to hit the road. Others prefer to remain at home. And take a close look at the benefits package – the insurance, retirement plan, and time off for vacations, illness, and family leave. Would it work for you and your family?
2. Is there a career path? What is your starting role and where should you aspire to be in the company in five to 10 years?
3. What kind of inspiration and training will you be getting? Is the job in a large city or is it in the country? While some people feel inspired by the hustle and bustle of the city, others want to be surrounded by nature. And does the job have training or other opportunities to be inspired, such as lectures, workshops, mentorships, or group outings?
4. Who are your direct reports and what is the interaction like on a daily basis? What types of projects will you be working on, and with whom? Make sure that you understand the hierarchical structure of the organization.
5. Who has the final sign-off on assignments? Does each assignment come with an extensive list of people who must approve it? Or is one person in charge of approvals? One scenario isn’t better than the other. You need input from the right people to get your job done. This includes the person who makes the assignment – and knows what the client wants – and someone who okay’s the finished product.
6. What is the social environment like? Are there activities before, after, and during work? Would you want to be involved?
If you’re a creative person, company culture is of particular importance. We need a culture that inspires us to do our best work and align it to who we are as people. We want to know that we have improved other peoples’ lives with our work.
We also want to keep learning new things – and growing. So, make sure that you aren’t in a dead-end job. I see too many young people jumping ship for two reasons:
1. Their value system doesn’t align with their employer’s.
2. They’re bored at work and they’re stagnating.
Work can be so much more than just making a living. That’s why organizational behavior and company culture matters.
Christine Milot is an Adjunct Professor in the online Graphic Design Program at Herzing University. She has been a professional Graphic Designer for over 20 years and completed projects for clients such as Disney, Visa, Bankers Trust, Deloitte and Pepsi.

Why do I need this class? I’m never going to need math!

When these courses appear on a student’s schedule, he or she may think, “Why do I need this class? This isn’t something I’ll use every day.”
Regardless of a student’s major, general education (Gen Ed) classes are beneficial for three key reasons:
#1 – Academic preparation
General education courses cover basic academic skills such as communication, abstract problem solving, and analysis. These skills are necessary to complete their major’s courses. At first one might think that a career in IT doesn’t require extensive writing (which we can debate in a future blog) but for school, an instructor might ask IT students to demonstrate their knowledge of current issues in network security by writing an essay. Another example, perhaps a career in criminal justice won’t require solving algebraic equations, but the quantitiative reasoning skills gained from an introductory algebra course will be necessary when reading and discussing the results of research studies about the impact of community policing. Learning these skills in Gen Ed classes prepares students for the coursework ahead.
#2 – Career preparation
Potential employees set themselves apart from other applicants by demonstrating their “soft skills.” In Gen Ed classes, students learn to write well, think critically and thrive in a diverse community, which are soft skills necessary for success in any profession. A report from business research consultant Hay Group reveals a disconnect between what recent graduates and employers value most. Researchers found that 70 percent of recent graduates believe technical skills are more important than people skills, but 90 percent of HR directors and business leaders believe employees with excellent soft skills have a stronger impact on the organization. Classes that address communication, critical thinking and diversity will set up students for success when they look for an internship and job.
#3 – Community participation and leadership
The impact of Herzing University graduates extend far beyond the workplace and into the community. In Gen Ed courses, students are empowered to make a difference. In social science courses, students see how they both shape and are shaped by the world we live in. In English classes, students practice leadership skills by using their voices effectively to advocate for important issues. Being engaged in Gen Ed courses helps students see how they can become leaders in their communities.
The good news is that Herzing University prepares students to excel in their careers after graduation by providing job-related knowledge. The great news is that’s not all. The reason Herzing University graduates are so successful is that they are well-prepared for anything they encounter in their academic, professional and civic lives. And it all starts with general education.
Tina Shanahan is Associate Professor of English at Herzing University and a doctoral student in the Language and Literacy program at Cardinal Stritch University. She feels grateful every day for the opportunity to work hard at a job she loves, fuel her passion for literacy through her doctoral studies, and raise two young boys.

7 Signs that You Could be a Great Physical Therapist Assistant

A physical therapist assistant (PTA) works under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Together they work toward each patient’s goals using interventions such as therapeutic exercise, functional training, soft tissue massage, and various physical modalities. The PTA is an integral part of the team and communicates vital information to other team members, directly contributing to overall patient success.  Due to the aging population, the demand for PTAs is expected to continue to grow.  Is this career right for you?
Here are seven reasons you might make the perfect PTA:
  1. You are a great communicator. PTAs work with patients and clients on a regular basis and often spend more time with them than many other providers. An important aspect of physical therapy is being able to effectively teach each patient, client, or family member how they can help care for themselves or their loved one.
  2. You do not like sitting behind a desk. Physical therapists and PTAs work in fast-paced environments that keep both the mind and body active.  As a profession that promotes mobility, function, and quality of life, PTAs live out these principles through their own work.
  3. You love to inspire and motivate others. In the rehabilitation profession, the ultimate objective is to help people realize their goals.  PTAs have the awesome responsibility of supporting people on their journey to reaching their potential, and that is the most rewarding component of physical therapy practice.  
  4. You want a flexible work schedule. Physical therapy can offer both part- or full-time schedules in a variety of settings. PTAs can work in hospitals, school systems, outpatient clinics, and skilled nursing facilities to name a few.  
  5. The human body fascinates you. PTAs need to be well-versed in how the human body works in order to effectively provide safe treatment.  If your interest is piqued when flipping through the Discovery Channel or in a biology class, PTA might be a great step for you professionally.
  6. You want to belong to a socially active profession. The APTA has a strong presence both nationally and in each state to help support PTs and PTAs. There are national and state conferences to connect with other professionals and to engage in continuing education both as a student and a licensed PTA. 
  7. You never want to stop learningThe world of medicine is ever-changing. It is an exciting field but also demands that those within it keep up with current research. At Herzing University, a student can earn their associate degree as a physical therapist assistant in 20 months, but the learning goes far beyond.
OTA vs. PTA? There are a few factors to consider. Discover the main difference between a physical therapist assistant and occupational therapy assistant.

Considering a career as a PTA?

If you have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to use that learning to help others succeed, PTA may be the career path for you. Learn more about how to become a physical therapist assistant, including the education you need, information about certifications, and how much you can make as a PTA by state.
Kim DeChant is a physical therapist. She graduated from Marquette University with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2007 and earned her Neurologist Clinical Specialist Certification in 2010. Prior to working for Herzing University, she worked at the VA and is passionate about giving back to veterans. Her favorite part about her profession is having the opportunity to help both students and patients maximize their potential.  She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her three young children. When time allows, she experiments with new recipes.

Breaking Bad Habits

By the time we’re more than a month into the New Year, many of us have forgotten – or just don’t want to follow through on our resolutions. In order to stay assertive with your goals for the year, I challenge you to break bad habits and minimize procrastination.  
Breaking bad habits will provide you with more time to be productive. Sanyin Siang recently posted on LinkedIn that Mark Zuckerberg wears the same thing every day to minimize unnecessary decision-making, known as “decision fatigue,” in an effort to channel his effectiveness to key decision-making.  For some, taking hours to decide on what to wear may be considered a bad habit, especially if it takes too much time.
Most of what we do throughout our lives is habitual.  Habits, both good and bad, define who we are. I challenge you to drop one bad habit this year and replace it with a new, efficient habit to achieve the goals you set out to make throughout 2016.  
Success does not always come overnight, therefore, try taking steps to improve your bad habits each week. Set measurable and attainable goals so that you can keep track of your progress. When you figure out how to change your habits, small efforts can create significant changes!
In closing, always remember that education is the K.E.Y. to success, so Keep Educating Yourself!
Theatis (Theo) Anderson, Jr is President of Herzing University – Atlanta Campus. Theo is a talented leader possessing 15 years of proven core strengths in the areas of operations and post-secondary education management coupled with expertise in strategic planning, leadership, and enhancing profitability. Since his transition into education, he has received various leadership awards and participated in various leadership academies. Most recent is Theo’s participation in Leadership DeKalb, a highly respected leadership development organization in DeKalb County, Georgia.  He is a proud 2013 graduate of Leadership DeKalb. Theo was inducted into the 100 Black Men of America – DeKalb County chapter which will allow him to showcase his passion for helping youth achieve their educational and career goals throughout Metro Atlanta. 

Study Better with a Little Focus and Planning

When you sit down to study, are you the type of person who opens a book, then checks your phone, gets a snack, checks your phone again, talks with a study buddy and then finally starts reading just to repeat the entire process 10 minutes later?
Hitting the books or e-books can be tough, especially when your mind is racing in a dozen different directions. But the more you can concentrate on your work, the more time you’ll have to address all of your other obligations. For busy students, time management is key, and concentration is an integral component.
So, to help you make the most out of your study time, here are six tips to improve concentration:
1. Identify the best environment to help you concentrate
Knowing where you are best able to concentrate is imperative to making the most of your time. If you need to be holed up at a desk in a quiet room, then make sure you have a dedicated study space and let your family or roommates know that you’re not to be disturbed. For others, a coffeehouse might be preferable, but keep in mind that public areas can quickly get crowded and noisy.
2. Minimize distractions 
Trying to study with the television and a dozen tabs open on your web browser is going to make it difficult to focus on your studies. Remove distractions, including your phone, from your workspace.
3. Write a to-do list 
It’s common to look at everything you need to get done and get overwhelmed. Breaking up your studying into smaller tasks will make easier to manage your time and provide a sense of accomplishment. This process also makes your goals more straightforward, so it’ll be harder to get lost in your workload.
4. Schedule study time
Rather than scramble to meet deadlines, set aside time in your weekly schedule to study. In the long run, you’ll get used to studying at a certain time each day, and avoid the unnecessary stress caused by cramming sessions or all-nighters.
5. Make healthy snack choices 
Don’t let food drag you down. Choose snacks that will give you energy rather than ones that will make you lethargic. Again, this is where planning your study time can make a big difference. For example, if you’re going straight to class or the library from work, pack a healthy snack to help you push through rather than rely on the vending machine or fast food.
6. Take breaks
Our brains aren’t meant to study for hours on end without any type of break. Instead, focus on a project for a 30- to 45-minute sprint, then break for a few minutes before moving to the next item on your list.

How to Prepare for your First Phone Interview

Phone interviews are a common way for companies to screen applicants, so make sure you leave a good impression or else you might not get in for a face-to-face meeting. Even though your interviewer can’t see you, he or she can learn pretty quickly whether you’re prepared or not. Here are some recommendations to help you ace this first step:
Prepare for the phone call like you would for a face-to-face interview
Get up, get moving, shower, dress well and warm up your voice before the phone call the same way you would for a physical meeting. Your appearance will give you an extra boost of confidence. This can even improve how your voice sounds over the phone and will ensure that you don’t sound like you just got out of bed.
It can help to sit in front of a mirror. You’ll notice your facial queues, which translate over the phone via your voice. You will also have someone to interact with visually during the phone interview. It might seem awkward but you will want to let your personality show through the phone.
Answer the phone sitting up straight or standing. Laying down or getting to comfortable will constrict your air flow and change the tone of your voice. It can also lead you to be less professional in your conversation.
Be sure to find a quiet area (no pets) where you can have your materials laid out in front of you. While the latest smart phones and earpieces can block out a lot of background noises, barking dogs and kids can distract you from the task at-hand. It is also difficult to layout your resume, portfolio and laptop without worrying about someone spilling their coffee on you, a gust of wind blowing your papers around or running out of battery power.
Have a copy of your resume (make sure that it is the one you submitted for the job), a copy of the job posting and the job description printed; with your notes – highlight the points in the job description that align to your resume and the ones that you want to address. You can even have resources such as the company’s website up and notes for anticipated questions in front of you, since the other person won’t be able to see. Remember that hiring managers and recruiters expect you to be prepared for a phone interview, so make sure to do thorough research beforehand.
Minimize disruptions
Don’t assume your interviewer only wants a few minutes of your time. Make sure you have set aside ample time before and after the set interview. Inform those that communicate with you often (significant others, family, friends) of your interview schedule so they don’t disrupt the call. To be safe, U.S. News & World Report recommends disabling distracting phone alerts and using a landline whenever possible to minimize the chance of losing the signal.
If you live with others, make sure they are aware of when you are interviewing over the phone so that they won’t be disruptive. If you have to get out of the house to do your interview, sit in your car or see if your local library or college has private study rooms that you can borrow.
Follow up!
No matter how many times you’ve heard it, remember it’s always best practice to send a thank-you note. After a phone interview, emailing a quick thank you and summary of the conversation to the person or people to which you were talking makes a big impact. Follow up as soon as possible. Send an email within an hour or two, and if you’re sending a handwritten note, make sure it gets in the mail by the end of the day.

Appreciating Nurses During National Nurses Week

While on the road recently, I sat next to a fellow traveler. Once we got to talking, we realized our shared profession: nursing. I am a relatively new nurse of 14 years and she was a veteran with far more than 13 years of experience.
Though we’re in the same profession our career paths are very different. I work in perinatal nursing, where life begins, and she works as a hospice nurse, where life ends. Regardless of our different specialties, we share a common bond and thought process: once a nurse, always a nurse. We assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate everything. On our shared trip, we laughed about the things we had in common while we swapped stories.
As we approach National Nurses Week, it’s a good time to look at what nursing was, what nursing is, and what nursing will be. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2016), there are expected to be 1.5 million job openings for nurses in 2025. A contributing factor is the percentage of nurses who are likely to retire.
A recent survey shows that 55 percent of the current nursing workforce is 50 years of age or older (AACN, 2016). This means that many of these nurses will retire in the next 10 to 15 years. For National Nurses Week, let’s take the time to remember this segment of the nursing workforce that will soon retire and say “thank you.” 

How nursing has changed

Many nurses approaching retirement started as “diploma nurses.” The diploma schools were tough. Students lived in school-provided housing and had a strict curfew. Clinical hours took place around the clock and could range from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 to 11 p.m. or 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Students were not granted the privilege of selecting their hours, and many were used to help staff hospital wards. They could be expected to work anytime.
These diploma nurses also received very little orientation after graduating. A new nurse on a perinatal unit would get three days of orientation. After the orientation period, the nurse was put in the labor room by his or herself and expected to take care of everything. This meant multiple deliveries, outpatients, and anything else that happened to come through the doors.
Today, new staff nurses receive at least eight weeks of orientation, if not more. After this orientation, the new nurse will be paired with a more seasoned nurse.
Another difference between then and now is charting. Back then, all charting was done on paper. A nurse did an assessment or implemented an intervention, or performed an evaluation of an intervention and wrote a progress or nurse’s note. Today, the majority of charting is done via computer. The chart, and even the medication record, is on the computer.
For those that started with only paper, changing to this new way of charting was disconcerting. For some, it was not worth the effort and they retired. For others, they figured it out with the younger staff and remained working.
On the flip side, the younger staff have a hard time completing a nurse’s note that is not computerized. The handwritten nurse’s note is a lost art! Yet computerized charting is here to stay, and the handwritten nurse’s note is slowly being retired.
These changes, big and small, help make nursing an exciting field to train for and be in. Who knows what challenges nurses will face in the future? Yet given the passion I see in both new nurses and nursing students, I have no doubt they will rise to the occasion and be very successful.

Thank you, nurses!

During this Nurses’ Week, we say “thank you” to all nurses, whether you have only days of experience or many years. Thank you to those who are ready to retire after a long career of service. Thank you to those who continue to care for your patients, regardless of specialty. Thank you to those who are newly licensed or training to become nurses.
To all nurses, we appreciate your service.
Interested in learning more about Herzing’s nursing programs? Learn more here.
Dr. Christina Silva is nurse and nurse educator who is passionate about preparing the next generation of nurses. She worked as a perinatal staff nurse at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA 15401, and is a nurse administrator at Herzing University’s Akron campus.

The Evolution of the Police Officer’s Uniform and Why It Matters

Police officers’ uniforms have come a long way. In Milwaukee, our law enforcement officers are dressed and equipped based on what we have learned from our involvement in previous events and incidents. We base our uniform on police culture from our past to present day. You could even say our police vehicles (squad cars) have evolved to meet new expectations both from law enforcement and the citizens we serve.  
The way we dress is important because it must convey a message of teamwork, unity, organization and power. The police officer’s uniform is a form of non-verbal communication. When an officer arrives on scene, his or her uniform is meant to grab your attention, command respect and demonstrate consistency, strength and competence. 
So let’s examine how police officers can dress in a way that is functional and effective. Over the last few years, our basic uniform material has changed from fabrics that were not comfortable or conducive to harsh weather and scene conditions to lightweight, safer materials that provide better protection and more ease of movement. Older uniforms were too hot and heavy in summer months and unsafe at fire scenes, because the fabric could melt and cause additional burns to your body. In addition, there have been several recent studies conducted regarding uniform color and the individual message each color conveys.
The equipment that we currently carry has also changed over the years based on societal needs, lessons learned and advancements in technology. When I first walked the street more than 16 years ago, the equipment issued was a semi-automatic handgun, pepper spray, a metal whistle, a call box key (which was slowly becoming obsolete), an expandable baton, a wooden baton, one set of handcuffs and a Sam Browne belt containing storage pouches and a gun holster.
To meet the ever-changing demands of our fast-paced world and to provide safety for our law enforcement and the public it protects, our equipment has evolved to add the following: tasers, body cameras and multiple sets of handcuffs. Even our flashlights have become more effective by being streamlined, smaller in size and more light weight with extremely powerful luminosity. Patches that have long been sewed into uniforms in some law enforcement agencies and divisions have also been updated due to negative connotations represented in some of the insignias. They have now been altered to send out a more positive reflection of the communities and towns they represent and serve.
“When an officer arrives on scene, his or her uniform is meant to grab your attention, command respect and demonstrate consistency, strength and competence.” 
Our police vehicles (squads) have gone through a similar evolution for many of the same reasons. Some examples would be from blue and white squads to all black or black and white squads, depending on the jurisdiction. The equipment housed inside and outside of our vehicles has also changed from a very basic emergency lighting, the traditional “gumball” on the roof, to high tech LED lights that are more visible for longer distances. The radio communication system has advanced from an analog system to a digital system so that it is more secure, private and identifiable. It also allows for multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency forces to work together, providing Emergency Management, Police, Fire, and EMS full communication with one another.
These constant updates in equipment, as well as in the rules and expectations to use new equipment, are one of the reasons criminal justice education is so important. We need police officers that have strong knowledge of every piece of gear they are issued. Police officers must not only understand how to use these tools, but also the appropriate protocols for complex situations. A police officer’s uniform must be used to help create safe environments for the people he or she serves.
A police officer’s look is dictated by the history in which policing has evolved and the needs and wants of the society and community in which he or she serves.  Crime is like electronics. It’s always changing and advancing. In order to keep up, police officers must adapt.
Mitch Ross started with the Milwaukee Police Department in 2000. He has been assigned to Milwaukee Police Districts #3 and #6 as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer, as well as assigned to the Anti-Gang Unit Squads at both districts. He has also worked in the Department’s Sensitive Crimes Division, which handles crimes against children and elderly. He is a member of the Milwaukee Police Major Incident Response Team. Mitch is an adjunct instructor at the Milwaukee Police Training Academy in the following unified tactics: CPR, DAAT, Firearms, Vehicle Contacts, Professional Communications /Tactical Communications, and Leadership in Police Organization. He is currently assigned to the Milwaukee Police Department’s lntelligence Fusion Center, Southeastern Threat Analysis Center Division.

How to make a better morning?

A lovely good afternoon to everyone soo, here i am a first user and this is my first post that would be my first choice as a topic to start a day. As i was looking after these quarantine days people are getting lethargic and working online these days. So here some points that you should kept in your mind:

* While getting up have some stretching. Also most important is be happy.

* Get a warm class of water with honey so that it will give a cure to your stomach and you’ll feel fresh.

* While you sitting and taking an online classes so just rotate your legs so that no fat is stored in your thighs. Also rotate your wrist by this you’ll be fit and also your work been done.

Who I am..Why I am here…

I am HEMAPRIYA K B studying B.E-(ECE) 1st year in K.L.N. College of Engineering.Why I choose this internship means I want to spend my time worthy during this lockdown period due to COVID-19. I choose this internship not because of stipend only for the new experience to build my career. So I took myself to search many internships in Google during this period.