Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has described midfielder Jean Michael Seri as a “very important” player for the club and has vowed to help build his confidence.Jean Michael Seri signed for Fulham from Nice for a club record of around £25million in July 2018.The Ivorian was impressive in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Leicester on Wednesday but failed to make much of an impact as they lost 4-1 to United on Saturday.Ranieri believes that once his confidence is back, he can help Fulham stay in the Premier League this season.“It’s important he continues to play because I believe he can improve more,” Ranieri told Sky Sports.“In Nice he played so well two years ago, he was fantastic. In the newspapers it was that Barcelona wanted him.“Maybe he stayed there in Nice and his confidence went down a little – maybe he wanted to go, but he stayed in Nice, and the second year was so-so.Report: Nice has been sold to billionaire Ratcliffe George Patchias – August 27, 2019 French Ligue 1 club Nice has been sold to British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos chemical company.According to the BBC.co.uk, one of…“For this reason, Fulham had the chance to buy him, and for me, he’s a very, very important central midfielder.“He’s a key player because a lot of the play goes through him, and the other midfielders.“This is very, very important, because he always shows for the ball, plays with the ball, and is important for his team-mates.“I give him a lot of confidence, and him to his team-mates. It’s very important to have the confidence of the manager.“He is very, very important. If you [climb] off the bottom, confidence gets higher and we can do something more.”
The study also says, if they do go, they are more likely to choose a male doctor and are less likely to be honest with that doctor about their symptoms.The researchers found that men who held traditional beliefs about masculinity — that men should be tough, brave, self-reliant and restrained in their expression of emotion — were more likely to ignore medical problems, or at least put off dealing with them, than women or than men with less traditional beliefs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The question that we wanted to answer was, why do men die earlier than women?” said Diana Sanchez from Rutgers University in the US. “Men can expect to die five years earlier than women and physiological differences don’t explain that difference,” Sanchez added in the paper published in the journal Preventive Medicine. For their study, researchers asked about 250 men participants to fill an online questionnaire designed to elicit their opinions about manhood and relative attributes of men and women. They also answered questions about the preference of doctor. The higher they scored on the masculinity scale, the more likely participants were to prefer a male to a female doctor. They were more likely to choose a male doctor, based on the belief that male doctors were more competent than female doctors. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“That’s because they don’t want to show weakness or dependence to another man, including a male doctor,” Sanchez explained.The researchers then recruited 250 male undergraduates at a large public university and had them fill out similar questionnaires.Each subject was interviewed by male and female pre-medical and nursing students about their medical conditions.Ironically, the researchers found that men tend to be more honest about their medical symptoms with female doctors, because to be honest about vulnerabilities causes them no loss of status with women.
Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others.Jessica Rovello says she often finds the loneliness of running a business a challenge. Staying connected to her mission and peers in the same position isn’t easy for the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, an interactive content and gaming company that has big-name clients like Comcast and The Washington Post. The company has developed more than 300 mobile games, including one you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time procrastinating on, Microsoft’s collection of Solitaire.Seventeen years ago, Rovello was in her mid 20s, working in a tech company that was hemorrhaging money. She met and started dating her future husband and co-founder at the job, but while they were planning their future, she realized that she didn’t see a company in the landscape that would allow her to grow and feel inspired to go to work every day, while also allowing her to raise her family and be in Rovello’s words, “a total kickass career woman executive.”“[It] just didn’t seem like they were possible given the structures that were in place in large organizations,” Rovello told Entrepreneur. “So I said, I think that we’ve got to go and make this. If I can’t have it, I’m not going to just complain about the fact that I can’t have it. I’m going to go do something about it.”Rovello says even nearly two decades later, there are still days she feels overwhelmed and second-guesses what she is doing. She fears that she’ll let her staff of 100-plus people down.Related: LittleBits Founder Ayah Bdeir Wants to Ignite the Inner Inventor in Us AllIn those situations, she seeks out inspiration from words of wisdom from her loved ones, fellow entrepreneurs and people she admires. She also remembers why it was so important to her to create an environment to help other women in the industry thrive.“It’s easy to forget that there are many, many other people who are in similar situations. When you’re doing it, it can feel very lonely,” says Rovello. “I get really inspired when I speak about the business. When I can speak about our vision and where we want to go, whether I do that when I’m interviewing people or when I’m speaking to staff, all of those things inspire me.”Today, she has built Arkadium into a company that works with more than 500 publishers and employs 84 staffers in the U.S. and Russia. Of those employees, Arkadium has executive and management teams that are 50 and 60 percent women, respectively. Rovello shared her insights about what has helped her establish herself as a leader in this predominantly male industry.Who is a woman that inspires you, and why?My mom is a journalist, and she really inspires me. She started working at tabloid newspapers in New York City in the ’80s, when there were not a lot of women reporters. And she was always one of the only women in the newsroom. She didn’t let it stop her. Nothing about the industry she worked in or her very small percentage place in it ever stopped her from doing her job or growing or kicking ass. That’s very inspirational to me. I grew up being surrounded by a woman who didn’t let any of the numbers stop her. And so that’s very inspiring to me, and that keeps me going when I think about it. I have no excuse.What has inspired you to be a better person?Being in technology industry and part of what we do in the history of the company is make games and engagement tools — those are typically very male-dominated industries. And as we’ve seen very publicly for the last few years, there are many companies that tend to be hostile environments. There’s just too many stories about how tech companies have operated, and so that has been inspiring to me, because I feel as a woman who’s running a technology company, I can really stand up for doing things a different way. I’ve always made choices that made sense for the women in the company. That’s why 50 percent of our executive team is female, and 60 percent of our management team is female. We’ve always been very well-balanced, but I guess it’s especially top of mind for me knowing that I’m privileged that I can carve a path here for the women to have a different experience.What is a quote that inspires you, and why?Teddy Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” It’s really easy when you are building a business to look around and see stories of these massive unicorn companies and constantly compare yourself, especially in the technology space. Why don’t I have a 50,000-square-foot office? Why do I not have this perk or that perk? Why has my revenue not grown 20,000 percent? Because those are the stories that get written about a lot. Less so are the 99 percent of businesses that are complete and utter failures. They go bankrupt within the first year. You just don’t really read or see those stories that much. So it’s very easy to compare yourself to these rocket ships to the moon that maybe not are the reality of the day-to-day existence of most of the entrepreneurs in the United States. So I think about that one a lot, and I try to have that temper my competitiveness, which I never want to go away. But I also don’t want to have it essentially eat away at my soul.Another one I like is from C.S. Lewis: “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” I think when you’re in the business-building process, and I’ve been at this for 17 years now, to go through your daily routines, to have your meetings, to go through the day-to-day to-dos and wonder what it is that you’re building toward. Then, when you really look back even a month or two months, you can see the massive amount of changes that have taken place.You just need the perspective of time to be able to understand. The [quote] helps me remain inspired on a day where I may feel like I’m just kind of grinding it out a little bit.Related: Refinery29’s Christene Barberich on How All the No’s Pushed Her ForwardWhat is a book that inspires you, and why?The Power of intention, by Wayne Dyer. It just reminds me that things are within my control and that I have the capacity to live an intentional life. For me it’s really understanding what it is that I want — and by want I don’t mean materially, I mean want from my life and then designing my schedule and where I focus my energy. So for me it’s being an amazing mom and spending really quality time with my kids. It’s being a great wife to my husband. It’s being a good daughter and a good friend. It’s building my business, and it’s being an inspiration to the women who are around me who will be the next generation of leaders.For those women who are looking to start a business or have begun one but are feeling discouraged, what advice do you have for them to keep going?Everybody has different circumstances, and so there’s usually no one-size-fits-all answer. I will say what really has helped me: Number one, when I was just starting my business and I didn’t have any money or employees, and I didn’t know what necessarily I was doing, I would read Entrepreneur and would envision myself being in the pages of the magazine. I would visualize and let myself dream that dream. I wouldn’t allow all the negative thoughts of why it wasn’t going to happen or how ridiculous that would sound to get in the way. I would mentally place myself in the article about the person who grew their business or who is doing millions of dollars in revenue or who had figured it out. And I wouldn’t get too lost in the details of how it was going to happen. I would just allow myself to think that way. So that was really helpful for me personally.Another thing that I found really helpful is having a peer group, people who are in similar situations to you whether they be just starting a business or have already grown a business. There are many organizations that exist for people to have a peer group of other CEOs or other entrepreneurs and getting together on a monthly basis and just having open discussions about the challenges you’re going through or the triumphs you’re having is really helpful. Because as I mentioned earlier, it’s really easy to feel like you’re alone on an island when you’re building a company. To know that other people are doing it, to hear their experiences, to share ideas and to just feel less disconnected is really helpful. 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