Sligo’s Stephen Kerins in Connacht Eagles squad for Ospreys game

first_imgSligo’s Stephen Kerins has been named on the bench for the he Connacht Eagles side, who will resume their British & Irish Cup campaign when they welcome Ospreys Select to the Sportsground in Galway tomorrow afternoon (kick off 2:30pm).Eagles’ head coach Mossy Lawler has named a side featuring a mixture of senior, Academy and club players from the province.Matt Healy returns from the knee injury that saw him withdrawn from last weekend’s Guinness PRO12 clash with Benetton Treviso minutes before kick off and starts on the left wing.Danie Poolman is named at centre while the half back pairing is made up of Buccaneers’ duo Luke Carty and Conor McKeon, with Kerins providing cover for the scrum-half position.Danny Qualter will captain the side from the second row, while senior players Rory Moloney and James Connolly are named in the back row.Eagles’ head coach Mossy Lawler commented ahead of the round 3 fixture:“It’s great to be back in game mode and preparing for a game at the Sportsground. It will no doubt be a tough challenge against Ospreys but we’re looking forward to seeing how the team can perform. There are a lot of young Academy players getting an opportunity to show what they can do and everyone will be determined to put their hand up for the following week and the return fixture in Wales. “While we’re obviously looking to get a positive result, the focus remains on the team performance and how individuals can perform in a game situation.”Connacht Eagles team to face Ospreys Select, the Sportsground, Sat December 10th, 2:30pm (Connacht senior caps and affiliated club in brackets) 15 Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians RFC)14 Matthew Byrne (Galwegians RFC)13 Cormac Brennan (Galwegians RFC)12 Danie Poolman (Buccaneers RFC)11 Matt Healy10 Luke Carty (Buccaneers RFC)9 Conor McKeon (2) (Buccaneers RFC)1 Saba Meunargia (2) (Buccaneers RFC)2 Shane Delahunt (22) (Buccaneers RFC)3 Dominic Robertson-McCoy (4) (Galwegians RFC)4 James Cannon (4)5 Danny Qualter (captain) (14) (Buccaneers RFC)6 Rory Moloney (1) (Buccaneers RFC)7 Josh Pim (Galwegians RFC)8 James Connolly (20) (Corinthians RFC)REPLACEMENTS16 Pat O’Toole (Corinthians RFC)17 Conor Kyne (Galwegians RFC)18 Cian Romaine (Buccaneers RFC)19 Marc Kelly (Galwegians RFC)20 Stephen Kerins (Corinthians RFC)21 Ed O’Keeffe (Galwegians RFC)22 Joe Murphy (Corinthians RFC)Connacht Eagles v Ospreys SelectSaturday December 10th 2016The SportsgroundKick off 2:30pmEntry is free for all Season Ticket Holders. Under 12’s are also free while it’s just €5 for all other entry available at the gate.last_img read more

How to Build Up Your Work-Life Balance Muscle, According to Nestlé’s Chief People O…

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h See more jobs at Nestle International Aushilfe (m/w/d) in unserer Kaffee-Boutique Muenchen Theatinerstr. Nestle International Munich, ND 23 hours ago 23h Facility Quality Assurance Supervisor – 2nd Shift – Solon Nestle USA Cleveland, OH 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ Capital Project Engineer – Laurel Nestle USA Baltimore, MD 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ 3.8★ Buyer Factory Nestle USA Appleton, WI 3.8★ 3.8★ eBusiness Analyst Nestle USA Cincinnati, OH 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Factory Quality Technician – 3rd Shift – Burlington Nestle USA Kenosha, WI In recent years, viewpoints have shifted on the concepts of “having it all” and “juggling work and life.” We’ve come to recognize no one has it all, day in and day out; we may strike a healthy balance one week and find ourselves a bit lopsided the next. In other words, the battle for balance is ongoing. That’s why we have to build up what Judy Cascapera, Nestlé USA’s Chief People Officer, calls “the balance muscle.”“We have to treat it like working out at the gym: You start small and build up that muscle, and over time it gets a little easier,” Cascapera says. “If you don’t use and maintain it, that muscle starts to atrophy. But you can recognize that and build it back up again.”As an HR executive, Cascapera has made balance-supporting initiatives a cornerstone of her work for Nestlé’s people. That includes leading the company’s Parent Support Policy for U.S. employees, offering primary caregivers up to a total of 26 weeks of leave, which includes 14 weeks paid. But for Cascapera personally, balance was something she found impossible as she rose through the ranks earlier in her career. She went back to work four weeks after having a child — twice. She stopped exercising. She even canceled planned family vacations. “It wasn’t just a bad work-life balance; it was zero balance,” Cascapera told Glassdoor. “Eventually, it became, ‘How can I become this effective HR leader someday if I’m not even taking care of myself? If nothing else, how can I even do my best work?’ When I started to build this muscle, both my work and my life got so much better.”Here’s how Cascapera recommends any worker can start building that balance muscle — and using it, so you don’t lose it.Start SmallShifting your view — and creating that balance muscle — takes time. So if you’re at the point where you’re drowning in work and balance seems impossible, tackle just one “life” aspect to prioritize.“If that dental cleaning has been hanging over your head, just get it scheduled,” Cascapera says. “Put in your calendar, tell the team members you need to tell, and stick to it no matter what. Once you go, you’ll feel so much better, and it will also show you the world doesn’t end because you left the office for an hour to take care of your health — which makes it easier to get yourself doing more tasks like this over time.”10 Interview Questions to Ask to Evaluate a Company’s Work-Life BalanceBuild a Support System With Your ColleaguesIdeally, you would be working in a place that doesn’t expect or encourage an unhealthy amount of time at work. But even if the overall company environment doesn’t necessarily put balance first, you can create your own pockets of support for yourself and your colleagues. Identify a potential accountability partner — or several! — and talk with them about your goals of achieving better balance. Ask if they’ll help keep you to commitments like doctor’s appointments, or leaving the office by 5:30 next Wednesday so you can hit the gym. And you, of course, can do the same for them.“Balance was particularly hard for me after I had my first child, and I leaned on a bunch of people,” Cascapera says. “I had been talking about how I could only get a haircut if I forced myself to get out of the house on a Sunday afternoon and take a walk-in at Supercuts. My coworker actually made me an appointment at the salon.”Choosing a close friend at work, if you have one, is great. But your accountability partner can be anyone who wants to help. Over time, you can push not only yourself but your colleagues to keep balance and self-care top of mind daily.If Work Must Bleed Into Time at Home, Schedule ItWouldn’t it be lovely if we could all just leave work at the office? But for some jobs, it simply isn’t possible. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to spend every moment at home working. “I always tell other women you can’t have it all in that you can’t have a successful career and successful children and a spouse who’s always happy every single day,” Cascapera says. “It is a constant push and pull, a constant reprioritization, and that’s OK.”She recommends setting realistic guidelines for yourself: Maybe you spend an hour or two sending emails when you get home from the office, so you can enjoy an outing with friends or a Netflix binge later. Or make a rule to put the phone away during dinner and bedtime routine with your kids, and then work from 8-9 p.m.Those rules can shift as needed, Cascapera notes. If you know it’s going to be an exceptionally busy week at work, get it done and don’t berate yourself — just be sure to recalibrate the following week by promising yourself you’ll leave the office on time, and maybe plan a massage or time with friends to get that balance back.6 Ways to Balance Life, Work and CaregivingRemember: the Big Moments in Life Are Rare, and Work Will Always Be ThereThe balance muscle is put into sharp focus when something big is happening in your life, whether it’s happy, like planning a wedding, or difficult, such as dealing with a family member’s illness. But those big moments are rare, and you may have to remind yourself that they’re more important. This is when that strong balance muscle you’ve been working on becomes paramount.Cascapera wishes she had recognized that earlier in her career. At one job, she helped to lead the foodservice business, which was a challenging part of the operation; two people turned down the position before she accepted it. She was also a rare woman leader in the male-dominated consumer packaged goods field.“I felt like I was in this pivotal time in my career, and that I had something to prove,” Cascapera says. “In my head, I made that out to be, ‘Well, that means I need to work all the time.’ I canceled many vacations with family last minute, and I am not proud of that.” But in the end, she came away with a valuable lesson: “I learned that you can’t take for granted that you won’t get that time back. This is your life,” Cascapera says. Manager Retail Nestle USA Baltimore, MD 3.8★ 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Retail Sales Representative – Morganton Nestle USA Hickory, NC 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ Retail Sales Representative Nestle USA Asheville, NC Available Jobs at Nestle International Sr. Financial Analyst – Marketing & Innovation Nestle USA Seattle, WA 3.8★ 3.8★last_img read more