3 tips for winning over your harshest critics

first_imgLet’s face it: we can’t please everyone. If you’re like me, sometimes this is hard to accept. When certain colleagues don’t see your full potential or are skeptical of your abilities, it’s important you not get discouraged, even though that can prove difficult. The next time you face critics at work, consider these three tips for changing their mind and knocking it out of the park.Keep your head downWhen coworkers demonstrate doubt in your ability to perform in your position, the best decision you can make is to lay low and keep your nose to the grindstone. Many critics are only out for themselves, so don’t let them negatively influence you. The most effective way to prove yourself is to stay focused and work toward your goal.Communicate your strengthsWhen someone doubts you when you know for certain you are capable, don’t be afraid to communicate to them why you are sure of yourself. If you’ve been tasked with a project that others think you may not be right for, demonstrate to your colleagues what it is that makes you perfect for the role.Resist the urge to get defensiveRemember it’s not personal, it’s work. That can be hard for some (including myself) to accept. But when others are critical, it doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t appreciate you as a person. Remain calm when your critics express themselves and consider their feedback and look at things from their perspective. You never know; what may seem like negative criticisms may actually end up benefiting you in the end. 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

How Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Give Doctors and Patients More Options

first_img October 11, 2016 How Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Give Doctors and Patients More Options By: Sarah Galbally, Secretary of Policy and Planning SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog While many people become addicted to opioids by simply swallowing pills, others crush pills to snort or smoke.Drug manufacturers, with encouragement and guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are rapidly developing new technologies to prevent this kind of abuse. Some of these drugs are uncrushable, even with a hammer, while others are formulated with naloxone so the more an individual takes, the less effective it is in creating a high and limiting the potential for overdose. Others turn into a gel when they are crushed, making them impossible to put into a syringe to inject.Recently, Governor Wolf sent a letter to the FDA encouraging their expedited approval of generic forms of opioids with abuse-deterrent formulations which will ultimately make these drugs more affordable and more accessible for the people who need them.Governor Wolf believes that insurance companies should be required to cover abuse-deterrent opioids. HB1698, which has passed in the House and is sponsored by Rep. Heffley, would require health insurance plans and carriers to provide access to abuse-deterrent opioids. In no way would this bill require doctors to prescribe abuse-deterrent opioids. Rather, it would give doctors additional decision making tools and create more opportunities for doctors and patients to collaborate on the best clinical path forward in treating pain.In 2010, OxyContin (OC) was reformulated to be abuse-deterrent. Following this reformulation, rates of abuse, misuse, overdose, death, and drug diversion all decreased. By 2013, “abuse of OxyContin decreased 48% in national poison center surveillance systems, decreased 32% in a national drug treatment system, and decreased 27% among individuals prescribed OC in claims databases. Doctor-shopping for OC decreased 50%,” according to a study published in the summer of 2016. While this study was limited to analyzing the effects of reformulated OC on OC-specific abuse, it adds to a growing body of evidence that justifies expanding access to opioids with abuse-deterrent properties for doctors and patients.According to the American College of Preventive Medicine, almost 60% of prescription medications that are used for nonmedical purposes are obtained from family or friends. Imagine a mother of teen children who was prescribed opioids for pain management following a car accident. Why wouldn’t we want to give this mother the option of having opioids that cannot be snorted or injected in her home?The disease of addiction often begins with swallowing pills. However as the severity of abuse and an individual’s tolerance increases, people suffering from addiction can quickly move to injecting and snorting opioids in order to achieve a stronger high.Furthermore, many also believe that the risk of addiction increases substantially with snorting or injecting. By making abuse-deterrent opioids more widely available, we can help to curb the likelihood of accelerating the severity of a person’s addiction and instead connect them with treatment services earlier in their addiction.Abuse-deterrent opioids are not a cure-all for the opioid epidemic, but taking steps to ensure that pills cannot be altered into forms that make them more potent is a positive step forward and one we wholeheartedly endorse in Pennsylvania.HB1698 requires that insurance companies over which the state has regulatory oversight (typically large and small group plans) provide coverage for three opioids with abuse deterrent properties in the event they currently offer a non-abuse deterrent opioid on their formulary. Neither Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, Medical Assistance, nor the Commonwealth’s employee benefits plan, PEBTF, are covered under the purview of this legislation and yet both currently cover multiple abuse-deterrent opioids on their formularies. Private insurance companies should do their part to fight the opioid epidemic and model this coverage to create a pathway for meaningful consumer choice.Abuse-deterrent opioids, if crafted properly, can be important tools to prevent against intentional or unintentional misuse, abuse, or overdoses. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Football clubs raided by HMRC, arrests made in tax probe

first_img(REUTERS) English football clubs were raided early yesterday morning by tax officials as part of a wide-sweeping probe, with several men arrested for suspected Income Tax and National Insurance fraud.British media were reporting that West Ham United and Newcastle United were targets of the investigation.The London club did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment, while a Newcastle spokesperson said she expected to issue a statement “in due course”.West Ham issued a statement to local media, saying the club was “cooperating fully with HMRC to assist their enquiries”.The body responsible for United Kingdom’s tax collection said: “180 HMRC officers have been deployed across the UK and France today.“Investigators have searched a number of premises in the North East and South East of England and arrested the men and also seized business records, financial records, computers and mobile phones.“This criminal investigation sends a clear message that, whoever you are, if you commit tax fraud you can expect to face the consequences.”HMRC said French authorities were assisting the UK investigation, that they have made arrests and that several locations have been searched in France.A French judicial source with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed to Reuters that a preliminary investigation has been opened and that operations were underway in France and in the UK.The source, who declined to be named, would not elaborate.last_img read more

McCabe inks deal with Sabres, concedes remaining year of eligibility

first_imgIt’s a reality in college hockey and has become a forgone conclusion for Wisconsin: At least one player will give up his remaining eligibility to take a shot at the NHL at the end of this season. This year it was junior Jake McCabe’s turn.With already nine seniors that will graduate from this year’s Badger squad, McCabe compounded the mass exodus when he signed a three-year entry level draft contract with the Buffalo Sabres, which was announced Thursday afternoon.Joe Faust, one of the nine seniors and McCabe’s defensive partner for most of this past season, said that despite the fact McCabe had a final year left of eligibility, the decision to leave early hardly caught Faust by surprise.“Obviously all of us growing up playing hockey that’s a dream to play college, but to play in the NHL it’s certainly a huge dream too,” Faust said. “I couldn’t be more happy that he has this opportunity. I think he deserves it. He’s worked hard. He’s a very good hockey player.”With McCabe’s departure, a Wisconsin player has left early from the program in each of the last nine seasons. He follows in the footsteps of former Badger players now in the NHL like Joe Pavelski (2006), Derek Stepan (2010) and Ryan McDonagh (2010). Like McDonagh, McCabe joins a long legacy of blue liners in the NHL who formerly wore the Cardinal and White of Wisconsin.Speaking directly to that legacy, McCabe will actually join former Badger Jamie McBain on the Buffalo blue line.Although McCabe, who played in exactly 100 career games for UW, came in as a highly touted recruit as the 44th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, he has since developed in the tradition of the Badger hockey program.“I think it just goes to show how well they develop their players here [at Wisconsin],” Faust said. “That starts with the coaching staff and it carries on to our strength coach Jim Schneider. With the teams that we have and the amount of skilled guys that helps as well. You get to play on good teams and that just goes to show that we are one of the premier programs.”McCabe is expected to make his NHL debut almost immediately when the Sabres take to the road to play against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, less than a week since he played his last college game. Wisconsin’s season ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last Friday against North Dakota as McCabe finished the year with 25 points, second to Frankie Simonelli for most by a Badger defenseman.In his career, McCabe tallied 58 points on 14 goals and 44 assists, but as an assistant captain this year, his value extends much more beyond his offensive production and, according to Faust, his leadership will certainly be missed next season.But for a player with a skill set as balanced as McCabe’s, the decision was bound to happen at some point.“His hockey sense is just as good as just about anyone else’s. I think he moves the puck really well. He’s a good skater. Those are some of his biggest attributes. He’s a very strong guy. He’s not afraid to be physical and he’s a really tough competitor and he puts that whole package together. That’s what makes him a good player,” Faust said.Although McCabe was not available for comment, he posted on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon as he prepared to join his new team.“Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support! Want to also thank UW for the best 3 years of my life, very excited for this opportunity!”McCabe was the first player this season with eligibility left to sign a pro contract, but joins seniors Michael Mersch and Tyler Barnes, who have also signed pro deals. However, McCabe will be the only one playing in the NHL.last_img read more

Michael Thompson ends seven-year drought with win at 3M Open

first_imgMichael Thompson landed the second PGA Tour title of his career Sunday when he held his nerve on the final day of the 3M Open in Minnesota.Thompson’s win at TPC Twin Cities ended a barren run that followed his breakthrough triumph in the 2013 Honda Classic. Birdies at the 16th and 18th holes took Thompson to 19 under for a two-shot victory over Adam Long, whose weekend charge was almost rewarded with trophy success.Long made birdie at the last as he followed his 63 from Saturday with a 64 to reach 17 under, which at the time gave him a share of the lead as Thompson navigated his way through the back nine.With the pressure on, Thompson made a birdie 3 at 16 and parred the next to go to the final hole armed with a one-shot lead.His second shot over water to the green gave Thompson two putts for the title from around 15 feet, and the 35-year-old American drained his first attempt to complete a round of 67, sealing a first win in 167 starts.Congratulations, Michael Thompson! A birdie at the last to win the @3MOpen.It’s been 2,702 days since his last victory.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/FYqLyI6r5h— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 26, 2020A teary Thompson said: “It’s been a long time. I’m really sad my wife and kids aren’t here to celebrate this with me. I can’t wait to see them.”This is so exciting. I played such good golf today. I stayed within myself, believed in myself, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.” Victory earns Thompson a ticket to the PGA Championship and U.S. Open, which he said meant “the world” to him, as well as a guaranteed two more years on the PGA Tour.The leaderboard was highly congested, with nine players tying for third at 16 under: Robby Shelton, Charles Howell III, Emiliano Grillo, Alex Noren, Tony Finau, Max Homa, Cameron Tringale, Richy Werenski and Charl Schwartzel.Werenski had been the overnight co-leader with Thompson but could only shoot 70 on the final day, his worst score of the week.last_img read more