Brooklyn Beckham launching fashion career?



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Brooklyn Beckham is launching a fashion career.

The 21-year-old photographer – who is the son of David and Victoria Beckham – is keen to move in front of the camera and has signed up to be represented by Robert Ferrell, who has previously managed the careers of the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, and insiders think it’s only a matter of time before he lands some major campaigns.

A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Brooklyn has a recognisable face now and is in high demand in the fashion world, especially as he’s the son of David and Victoria.

“He has got one of the industry’s leading names to help build him up and bag him lucrative deals.

“It’s a promising move.”

Brooklyn made a name for himself as a photographer when he was just 18.

However, his book ‘What I See’ – which was released in 2017 – was subjected to ridicule over its blurred photographs and bizarre images such as a branch, which was captioned “sparrow that flew off just as I was getting the camera out”.

As well as his career aspirations, Brooklyn is also busy planning his wedding to Nicola Peltz, and recently gushed about how “lucky” he feels to have her as his partner.

Sharing a picture of himself placing a kiss on Nicola’s cheek, he wrote on his Instagram Story: “My gorgeous girl [heart emoji] I am the luckiest person on this planet to have you by my side [heart emoji] I love u (sic)”

And in October, Brooklyn marked his one-year anniversary with Nicola and said he “can’t wait” to “start a family” with the actress.

He wrote on Instagram: “happy 1 year anniversary baby. I’m the luckiest person to have you by my side x I can not wait to grow old with you and start a family with you. love you so much. (sic)”

Nicola, 25, also took to Instagram to post her own tribute, in which she called herself the “luckiest girl in the world”.

She wrote: “happy anniversary to the love of my life. i am the luckiest girl in the world to get to be by your side through it all. you have the most beautiful heart i’ve ever known and anyone in your life is lucky to be in it. i promise to always take care of you. i love you more everyday. (sic)”

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Edwards’ career game leads No. 11 Kentucky women by Belmont

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dre’una Edwards scored a career-high 27 points, matched her career best with 15 rebounds and No. 11 Kentucky pulled away for a 70-50 win over Belmont on Sunday.

Edwards, the Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year at Utah two seasons ago, was 11-of-19 shooting with a pair of 3-pointers and had three steals and an assist.

It was Edwards’ turn to step up as the Wildcats (2-0) played their second-straight game without All-American Rhyne Howard and starting forward Tatyana Wyatt. Howard returns on Thursday against Kansas State but Wyatt will miss another game.

Edwards, who tore an ACL at the end of her freshman season, had just two points her her debut when Chasity Patterson scored 30 points. Patterson had 10 against the Bruins.

Kentucky led most of the way but didn’t put Belmont away until starting an 11-0 run in the middle of the fourth quarter that pushed the lead to 19. Edwards contributed a 3-pointer, two free throws and an assist during the run.

Madison Treece led Belmont (0-1) with 14 points. The Bruins shot just 26% in the second half, going 2 of 15 from 3-point range.

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Daisuke Takahashi begins ice dance career in ‘very special’ fashion

Daisuke Takahashi, an Olympic medalist and world champion in singles figure skating, began what he hopes is a run to a first Olympics in ice dance on Friday.



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Takahashi, 34, and partner Kana Muramoto shook their heads in unison in acknowledgement, if not approval, after tallying 64.15 points for the rhythm dance at NHK Trophy in Osaka.

They placed second in a competition that also included Japan’s top two ice dance couples from last season.

Full results are here.

The men’s and women’s free skates and the free dance are Saturday, streaming live and on demand on Peacock Premium. A full TV and streaming schedule is here.

“It is very special to perform for a live audience,” Takahashi said, according to the International Skating Union. “Not everything was the way we hoped and it was not a 100 percent, but the rhythm dance was good. I did not realize how difficult ice dance is. So hat off to all ice dancers.”

Muramoto, a 2018 Olympian, and Takahashi performed to music from the 1994 film “The Mask” in a program they began working on in September — a short amount of time, especially for a couple that began working together in January. And for Takahashi, who spent nearly a decade performing at the top international level in singles.

Muramoto and Takahashi set a goal to qualify for the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which would make him the first skater to make Olympic teams in singles and ice dance as medal sports.

Their coach, Florida-based Marina Zoueva, said before NHK that they have the potential to qualify for this season’s world championships. To do that, they likely must win the Japanese Championships next month.

Also Friday, Kaori Sakamoto topped the women’s short program with 75.60 points. Sakamoto, sixth in PyeongChang, skated a clean program that included a triple flip-triple toe loop combination. She distanced Wakaba Higuchi by 5.89 points.

Yuma Kagiyama, the 17-year-old world junior silver medalist, led the men’s short with a pair of quadruple jumps and 87.26 points, despite popping an Axel.

Top Japanese singles skaters Yuzuru HanyuShoma UnoRika Kihira and Satoko Miyahara are sitting out the competition, which is mostly Japanese skaters due to coronavirus pandemic-related travel measures.

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Jake Taylor: Exeter City captain celebrates wedding with best scoring run of his career

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Jake Taylor had a lot to smile about at the final whistle of his side’s win over Crawley Town – his first goal in eight months and his last game as a single man

Tuesday night, score in a comeback win. Wednesday, get married. Take Thursday off with your new wife. Friday, training. Saturday, score in another win.

Exeter City captain Jake Taylor had a wedding week like no other last month.

The 28-year-old managed to sandwich his nuptials in between the best goalscoring run of his career as he found the net four times in five games for the League Two club and was named his side’s Player of the Month for October to boot.

“October was definitely a good month for me personally,” Taylor told BBC Radio Devon, as he prepared for his side’s clash with Oldham Athletic this weekend.

Having scored for the first time this season in a 2-1 win over Crawley on Tuesday 20 October, Taylor soon had other things on his mind.

“In his team talk after the game he (manager Matt Taylor) said ‘Jake, I’ll see you on Friday’, the rest of you are in on Thursday, so thankfully he gave me a bit of time to recover after my wedding,” recalled Taylor of the day before his big day.

“Then I went back in on Friday and we got another really good result on the Saturday, so it really couldn’t have gone a lot better for me. It was nice for Matt to give me an extra day off.”

‘Different’ day was ‘fantastic’

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Taylor was overjoyed to score against Scunthorpe United in his first game as a married man

The manic week in October for the former Reading youngster came about as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Not only has it played havoc with football’s fixture lists, but also with plans for people’s personal lives all over the world.

“Getting married was fantastic,” said Taylor. “We were planning it a little bit differently, but the way it came about and the day itself was fantastic as well.

“We were supposed to be getting married in June and obviously we couldn’t because of the pandemic, so we moved it around March-time hoping that in October things might be a little bit better by then.

“Obviously numbers went down to 30 and then when we finally got married it was 15, so it was just 15 close family and friends.

“It wasn’t quite how we planned, but the day itself couldn’t have gone any better and we had a really good day.”

Taylor is third in Exeter’s goalscoring charts so far this season, with the Grecians on a 13-game unbeaten run that is the best in the top five divisions of English football and has put them just one point outside the automatic promotion places, and four off leaders Newport County.

“We’ve played some good teams so far as well, so it’s important to be really hard to beat,” he said.

“If we’re

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Booming Healthcare Real Estate a Career Opportunity for Women, People of Color

“When you look at base salary, men still make about 10% more than women, but with annual commissions and bonuses, men on average earn $144,000 while women only earn $42,000,” said Gorham.

Healthcare real estate has been growing in recent years, but that growth has not been shared equally, as there remains a dearth of women and people of color in the sector. According to Christine Gorham, president of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women), studies show the disparity in gender commissions and bonuses is a good entry to understanding the upside and lost opportunity for women and minorities.

“It’s a significant number,” says Gorham. “When you look at base salary, men still make about 10% more than women, but with annual commissions and bonuses, men on average earn $144,000 while women only earn $42,000,” a 70% gap, according to the 2020 Benchmark Study Report on Gender and Diversity CREW Network conducts with the MIT Center for Real Estate every five years. The total compensation gap between men and women is 37% for the healthcare real estate sector, compared to 34% in all of commercial real estate.

Reasons for the large commission and bonus gap in healthcare weren’t part of the study, but Gorham suggested the gap may be due to gender bias in hiring and teaming within brokerage firms, and the tendency for men to share the larger deal referrals with their male friends.

Another reason for the gap could also be due to the lack of women in senior positions, where pay is higher and compensation decisions are being made. Women represent approximately 80% of entry-level frontline workers and providers in healthcare, such as nursing positions. However, this representation decreases across the pipeline, with women making up only about 30% of line roles in the healthcare C-suite. In commercial real estate, women occupy just 9% of C-suite roles.

“If women are not in senior positions, it’s harder to effectuate change by bringing females up through the ranks and sponsoring their directions,” she said. “We need to make employers and executives aware of these startling differences—and have them look at the entire compensation package, not just salaries—to get the whole picture and take action to correct the disparities.”

Career Opportunities in Healthcare RE

Gorham, who is the director of development for CADDIS® Healthcare Real Estate, a Dallas-based top ten development, management and investment firm focused solely on healthcare, urges women and minorities to consider specializing in healthcare real estate. While COVID-19 has temporarily slowed healthcare development and has caused hospitals and physician groups to reevaluate their capital plans, acquisitions are strong, redirected capital from other real estate silos is flowing in, technology is improving the outpatient care options and the future of the sector overall is very bright, she said.

While senior-living has taken a bit of a hit as a result of the virus, much of the growth in the sector is still pegged to the 71.6 million baby boomers, who she notes are expected possibly to

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Higher Confidence Is Not The Key To Women’s Career Advancement

A new study published in the Australian Journal of Labour Economics shows that, contrary to common advice given to women, increased confidence does not increase women’s success at work.

The study found that “while promotion rates do not differ significantly between men and women [in the group studied], the characteristics associated with job promotion do.” Confidence was linked to higher promotion rates among men, but not women.

This study’s findings suggest that “the path toward gender equality should be less about attempting to change women, and more about changing the ways that women are evaluated differently to men.”

The study’s author, Dr. Leonora Risse, is a Lecturer in Economics at RMIT University and a Women and Public Policy Program Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.

Like many women throughout their careers, Dr. Risse was regularly told that she needed to be more confident.

So, dutifully, she read all the recommended self-help books like “Lean In” and “Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office.” She confronted shelves of books that showed women striking a ‘power pose’ on the front cover, explaining that women typically get paid less than men because they’re not standing the right way. She went to self-promotion workshops and confidence training sessions that her employers offered.

This widespread advice – that women need to exhibit the confidence of men – is well intentioned. But it frustrated Dr. Risse: the more time she put towards these self-help sessions, the less time she could put towards her actual work.

So, as an economist, she asked herself: are these self-help career initiatives a worthwhile use of women’s time? Will improving women’s confidence help them advance in their careers?

Dr. Risse told me, “I was expecting that we’d be able to come up with a number and could say ‘if we could boost women’s confidence by, say, 10 percent, then we would see women’s seniority in the workforce increase by x percent.’ So I was genuinely surprised by the results. I didn’t expect the number to come out as no evidence of any effect at all.”

Dr. Risse’s findings turned out to be consistent with previous studies: women are generally evaluated more harshly than men for the same traits. This research calls into question “Be more confident!” as blanket advice for women at work.

There is no evidence that confident workers are more productive or better at their jobs. In fact, the evidence points the other way. Overconfidence can be a liability for organizations.

This study suggests that as a society, we need to stop telling women to “be more confident at work,” as if that alone will correct the gender pay gap and women’s underrepresentation in leadership. We need to stop putting the onus on women (and women only) to change. Instead, organizations need to be open to the ways that workplace practices exhibit and perpetuate gender bias, and then work to correct those underlying issues.

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GFriend Talk New Album That Spotlights ‘Career Women Who Value Work & Friendship’

When GFriend hit the K-pop scene in 2015, they cast a spell on listeners with the nostalgia-tinged single “Glass Bead,” its music video showcasing the girl group’s determination with their athletic choreography as well as a palpable friendship as mischievous schoolmates. Six years later, the scenes have changed but GFriend is still about reaching new goals and riding high alongside one another.

Upon announcing their latest album 回:Walpurgis Night in late October, the six-member act kicked the anticipation into high gear by first sharing the tracklist of the 11-song LP that revealed increased creative endeavors for them. Not only did three of the members have writing credits on the new single “Mago,” but every GFriend member wrote on at least one of the album’s tracks. For the first time ever, the group would also split into pairs to record album cuts, allowing listeners to hear new sides of them as singers, performers and lyricists in duo forms.

GFriend then unveiled the record’s visual inspirations with three extensive photoshoots to represent both their hard work and playfulness: their ‘My Way’ photos portrayed a concept of sophisticated and hard-working businesswomen, the ‘My Room’ shoot let each member shine in a setting that speaks to her personality, and the final ‘My Girls’ looks delivered a soft-and-sweet GFriend spending time together with a fresh pastel mood.

Finally on November 9, the music came led by the ‘80s-disco mashup “Mago” that saw GFriend play to their strengths with nostalgic sounds but deliver a fresh sonic take on what listeners might expect from the sextet. The full 回:Walpurgis Night album follows suit with the light funk-grunge of “Love Spell” and glistening disco throbber “Three of Cups” acting as perfect follow-ups to “Mago.” By track number four, the LP has evolved into the technicolor dance track “GRWN” where GFriend tells the listener to “Get ready with me…I want to show you my changed image,” acting as the perfect segue for the three unit tracks. Yerin and SinB dip into a feel-good R&B groove for “Secret Diary,” as Sowon and Umji conquer a sultry, powerful electro-pop for “Better Me,” while “Night Drive” brings a dreamy, snappy, lo-fi to let Eunha and Yuju’s harmonies shine.

GFriend has evolved from the “Glass Bead” girls we originally met them as, but the core elements that made them beloved, breakout K-pop underdogs remain more than intact. Walpurgis Night is the third and final chapter in the group’s series of albums (回 is the Sino-Korean word meaning “to spin”) with the group now at a place where they can comfortably experiment and grow what GFriend represents musically and conceptually.

SinB describes their growth of the last six years as a “step-by-step fashion, as if we’re climbing up the stairs” but no doubt that this new album represents an important leap forward with increased creative presence and new ways of sharing themselves both as a team and as individuals. Read on for more from GFriend on the meaning behind the

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CNN’s Abby Phillip sums up how Black women possibly ended Trump’s political career

The political correspondent summarized the ‘historical poetry’ in the role Black women might have played in defeating President Donald Trump.

While the 2020 presidential election has not yet been called officially, President Donald Trump‘s chance of a second term is unlikely as Joe Biden continues to widen his lead in remaining states that have yet to declare a winner.

During a segment discussing Trump’s likely defeat, CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip succinctly summarized the “historical poetry” in the role Black women played in putting a nail in the coffin of Trump’s political career.

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CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip. (Photo: CNN)
CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip. (Photo: CNN)

Phillip, 31, called to mind how Black women made the difference for Biden and ultimately carried him to the finish line in the Democratic presidential primary, and ultimately showed up at the polls again during the general election to likely hand Biden the presidency.

“For Black women, this has been really a proving moment for their political strength in carrying Joe Biden to the Democratic nomination through the primary — Black women did that. I think seeing a Black woman on the ticket with Joe Biden, on the cusp of this moment I think is something that will go down in history,” said Phillip, highlighting Biden’s decision to choose Sen. Kamala Harris, a Black woman, as his running mate.

“This has never happened before. Not only would Black women put Joe Biden in the White House, but they would also put a Black woman in the White House as well.”

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Going further, Phillip recalled the history of Donald Trump’s racism — specifically implying that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States — and the irony that his presidency will likely be upended by a Black politician.

“That is the sort of historical poetry that I think we will live with for a long time in addition to the fact that Donald Trump’s political career began with the racist birth lie,” she said, “it may very well end with a Black woman in the White House.”

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The great Indian wedding industry has jobs for you! 5 career options in this field



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5 career options in the Great Indian Wedding industry

Wedding celebrations in India are known to be elaborate affairs that can often last for days and include hundreds of guests. The great Indian wedding industry is valued at a whopping $50 billion and was thought of as recession proof up until the pandemic.

Like most other industries, the wedding business in India was affected by the pandemic-induced lockdown. However, the industry is showing gradual signs of recovery and scores of people still aspire to carve out serious careers for themselves in this field.

For those wishing to enter the big fat Indian wedding industry space, here are some career role options.

1. Wedding planning

From selecting the wedding theme to coordinating with multiple vendors and ensuring timely communication with the couple and families, wedding planners wear many hats.

hey must also be able to thrive under pressure, and have excellent communication and people skills.

A degree or diploma in PR, Communications, Event or Business Management is an advantage for those seeking to become wedding planners. Entry level salaries start from Rs. 20k and can reach up to a lakh per month after just a few years of experience.

2. Digital marketing and social media expert

Today, brands require a robust digital presence. Whether it’s capturing a love story through gifs and comics or featuring an aesthetic photo-shoot on a wedding website, couples today are all about sharing their special moments on social media.

Digital marketers and social media experts play an important role in this business.

A degree with a specialisation in Digital Marketing can be an entry point into the industry. A fresher can start as a Social Media Executive, Content Marketing Executive or SEO Analyst moving up to managerial positions that offer higher perks.

The average salary for a Senior level Digital Marketing Manager in India is 25-30 lacs.

3. Software Engineer and technical roles

The pandemic has changed the way events are happening and everything is now moving to virtual spaces. Hence, there is a great need for tech savvy experts who can enhance these events through technology.

A degree in software engineering is favourable to make a foray into this space. The average salary of an Associate Software Engineer in this industry ranges between Rs. 10 lakhs – 13 lakhs.

4. Sales and business development

In this competitive environment, a BD Manager is hired to expand the business portfolio, who plays a crucial role in strategizing and onboarding renowned venues and vendors.

The Sales team like Venue or Banquet Managers work towards acquiring new customers and offer customised services.

A Marketing or Management degree is suitable for this role. The average annual package of a BD Executive starts from 3 lakhs, while Sr. Managers draw between Rs. 9 – 18 lakhs.

5. Freelancing professional

Besides this, the industry welcomes talented freelancers, such as photographers, makeup artists, choreographers, etc.

All you need is the right talent and work ethics to kick start your career. Depending on your

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10 Women Share The Biggest Career Risks They Ever Took (And Why They Paid Off)

Taking risks is always intimidating. It can be scary to leave comfort and safety behind and leap toward a potentially difficult and life-altering decision. But anything worth having rarely comes from taking the easy path.

To inspire you to take that “big chance” you’ve been dreaming about, we asked 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council about the biggest career risks they’ve ever taken. Below they shared their stories about what happened and what they learned from following their instincts.

1. Jumping Into My Business With Both Feet

I left the comfort, safety and security of a full-time legal job to continue building my companies. I had a mortgage and monetary commitments, but luckily all the risk was on me. I had not started a family at that point, so I felt confident that, even if things didn’t work out, I could still dig down and rebuild. There is never a perfect time, so you just have to jump in with both feet and do it. – Lisa Song Sutton, Sin City Cupcakes

2. Betting On Myself

The biggest risk I’ve taken was starting Lunya. It was a huge bet on myself and, in hindsight, I think the mountain that decision set me off on was far bigger than I could have imagined. Looking back, the journey has taught me to value myself, time and the human connection more than I could have guessed. – Ashley Merrill, Lunya

3. Giving Myself Six Months To Achieve Startup Success

The biggest risk I took was quitting my job to start my own business. I gave myself six months, knowing it doesn’t work out 99% of the time. Six years later, Fattmerchant’s success has been crazy. When taking big risks, be confident in your ability to make the sacrifice. Nothing is guaranteed. In the end, you have to bet on yourself, always with the mindset that you’re OK walking away with a loss. – Suneera Madhani, Fattmerchant

4. Making A Quick Career Change

My biggest career risk was switching from nursing to web development rather quickly. I didn’t expect to enjoy web development as much as I did, but I also knew that staying where I was wasn’t an option either. I haven’t had a single regret about my decision, and if I could, I would do it all over again.  – Stephanie Wells, Formidable Forms

5. Buying Out My Business Partners

In 2018, I took on a loan through the SBA to buy out the two partners in the business I had co-founded. It was a risk because we had to take a loan and put our house up as collateral, and I needed to restructure our leadership team. I could not be happier that I made this decision, and I know that it’s been key to our team getting through this Covid crisis as well as we have. – Kelsey Raymond,

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