The Haryana Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a Bill which provides for death penalty to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 years or less. After Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Haryana has become the third State where the Assembly has approved the provision of capital punishment for such sexual offenders, the House was informed. The Criminal Law (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2018, moved by the State’s Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, was passed on the last day of the budget session. The Bill was passed unanimously with INLD and Congress members also lending their support. A few Congress members put forth some suggestions, with senior leader Kiran Choudhary suggesting death penalty and harsher provisions for all rapists irrespective of the age of victims. “After Section 376-A of the Penal Code, the following Section shall be inserted, namely 376-AA,” the Bill stated. Under section 376-AA, in case of rape of a girl up to 12 years of age, there will be a punishment of death or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years which may extend to imprisonment for life that is for remainder period of persons natural life, according to the legislation. A provision 376-DA has also been added after section 376-D of the penal code. Under section–376-DA, if a girl upto 12 years of age is raped by one or more persons constituting a group, each of those persons shall be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and will be punished with death or rigorous imprisonment for a term which will not be less than 20 years, but which may extend to life along with a fine. The Bill also provides for making the existing criminal laws related to other sexual offences more stringent. The punishment under Section 354 of the IPC (Assault or criminal force against woman with intent to outrage her modesty) will not be less than two years (earlier not less than one year) but may extend up to seven years (earlier up to five years).Provision of fine The new additions also include provisions of fining the convict and any such fine will be paid to the victim. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, during his speech in the House, expressed anguish over recent incidents of rape in the State. He rejected charge levelled by some Opposition members that politics was the reason for bring the tougher law.
The government is enabling a platform to digitise records of all persons who will be declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunals (FTs) in Assam after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) is published later this month. The E-Foreigners Tribunals (e-FTs) will store biometrics such as fingerprints and iris scans of such persons, and help the External Affairs Ministry expedite deportation in appropriate cases by reducing paperwork. Including 1985 recordsA senior government official said the platform would not only include data on fresh cases that will come up for hearing after the final NRC is published but also digitise records dating back to 1985.“The FTs first came up in 1985. The details of persons declared foreigners all these years will also be available on e-FT. The centralised details would [for example] help the Ministry take up the deportation process of a foreigner staying here illegally, to the country concerned without getting embroiled in unnecessary paperwork through multiple agencies,” the official said. Till February 28, 63,959 persons were declared foreigners through ex parte proceedings by the FTs in Assam, Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. “The implementation of e-FT approved by the Centre is in progress. The basic aim is to integrate all nodes in the ecosystem, including FTs, NRC and border police,” Assam Home Commissioner and Secretary Ashutosh Agnihotri told The Hindu.Mr. Agnihotri handles the Department of Implementation of Assam Accord, which was signed in August 1985. This accord prescribed midnight of March 24, 1971, as the cut-off date for detection, detention and deportation of illegal migrants.The border police, or the Assam Police Border Organisation, was formed in 1962 under the Prevention of Infiltration of Pakistanis scheme. The scheme was renamed Prevention of Infiltration of Foreigners after the birth of Bangladesh in 1971.The proposed integrated e-FT system will be implemented across Assam for effective monitoring and resolution of cases registered with the FTs. The Centre has approved increasing the number of FTs from the current 100 to 1,000. Of these, 400 are to be in operation by July 31, the last date for publishing the final NRC list in Assam. The objective of e-FT is to maintain a statewide biometric and biographic data and to capture the details of illegal migrants toward transparency, added the official. “It is also envisaged to help in the legalisation of eligible beneficiaries for welfare schemes,” he said. To assist judiciaryThe expected benefits of e-FT, officials said, include strengthening the judiciary in the disposal of cases and help the police in more accurate and faster detection, prosecution and detention.On Supreme Court directions, the Registrar General of India (RGI) published the final draft list of NRC on July 30 last year to segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who had illegally entered the State from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971. Nearly 41 lakh people have been excluded from the final draft. Of these, 36 lakh have filed claims against the exclusion. Even after the final NRC is published, those excluded will have legal options to challenge the decision first in FTs and also in the High Courts. “We are recording the biometrics of those who have filed claims and the UIDAI is storing it in its server,” the official said.
ONE OF THE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY AFTER A PURSUIT LAST THURSDAY HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES IN WOODBURY COUNTY.28-YEAR-OLD CHASE RIESSEN WAS ARRESTED IN LE MARS AFTER FLEEING THE WOODBURY COUNTY RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY AND ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING TWO STAFF MEMBERS THERE.RIESSEN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULTING AN OFFICER, ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND FURNISHING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE TO ANOTHER INMATE.HE WAS A PASSENGER IN A PICK-UP DRIVEN BY ANOTHER ESCAPEE,GABRIEL VERBESKI, WHO REMAINS IN CUSTODY IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY.RIESSEN REMAINS HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $35,000 BOND.
Carlo Ancelotti Ancelotti opens door to Premier League return as he plans next move Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 07:32 4/10/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Carlo Ancelotti Premier League Bayern München Chelsea Arsenal Everton West Ham United Bundesliga The ex-Chelsea boss has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, along with possible jobs at Arsenal, Everton and West Ham following Bayern exit Carlo Ancelotti is open to returning to the Premier League after being linked with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and West Ham following his sacking by Bayern Munich.The Italian was removed from his post at the Allianz Arena after overseeing a slow start to the 2017-18 campaign which culminated in a humbling 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.Bayern 13/2 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Ancelotti has faced accusations of losing the support of senior players from Bayern president Uli Hoeness, while Arjen Robben has been forced to refute suggestions that he was critical of the ousted coach.Despite enduring a rare dip in his managerial career, the former Milan, Juventus, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG boss boasts an enviable CV.That should ensure that he is not out of work for long, and Ancelotti has conceded that he would be willing to listen to offers from England.He told Sky Sports: “I want to manage. Not this season, maybe next season.“I have no preference, in the Premier League or at another club. The only thing I want to do is to train.”While ruling nothing out at this stage, Ancelotti’s comments confirm that he is not looking to return to the dugout just yet.He previously stated while attending a charity match in Jerusalem: “I will rest for the next 10 months, so no other teams.”A return to Stamford Bridge could be on the cards for Ancelotti, with current Blues boss Antonio Conte having admitted that he plans to head home at some stage.He has said: “Italy is my homeland, so once I have had some good experiences, formative experiences, important and life-changing experiences, I’ll be back. I don’t know when but that’s the aim.”It is being suggested that such a move could happen in 2018, which would create an opening for Ancelotti.The 58-year-old is also said to be an admirer of Arsenal and would welcome the opportunity to work at Emirates Stadium if Arsene Wenger is ever moved through the exits.Possible landing spots at Everton and West Ham have also been mooted as Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic have seen their positions questioned on the back of disappointing starts to 2017-18.Ancelotti has, however, been urged to steer clear of Goodison Park by boyhood Everton fan Joey Barton.He told talkSPORT: “I heard noises about Carlo Ancelotti coming in, but what’s he going to do with that side? He still needs a centre-forward, he still needs a centre-half, he’s still got an issue at right-back.“I wouldn’t take it if I was Ancelotti. You’ve just managed Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich… why would you want the Everton job?” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich City boss Farke sorry with Godfrey injuryby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke admits Ben Godfrey’s injury is a blow after 0-0 draw wit Aston Villa,Norwich’s injury woes continued as Godfrey was forced off shortly after the break.”We have to wait and see what the outcome is [with Ben Godfrey],” Farke said. “He had hernia surgery 10 days ago and he only had one [training] session with the team.”He was top class in the first 50 minutes and it was important to have him on the pitch – he was a great leader. After 50 minutes he felt pain, I think his body was getting tired after only one session, I hope it’s not a big setback, but I hope to have him available for Man United but we have to wait.”
Freight rate levels fell substantially in 2013 due to an overall overcapacity in the market. “It is essential for the trade to have a rate structure that encourages reinvestment, attracts equipment back into the market, covers rising inland transport and cargo handling costs, and enables carriers to broaden their service offerings. Given current rate levels, TSA members believe that $600 per-FEU is the minimum needed to meet those objectives,” said TSA executive administrator Brian Conrad in a statement.TSA container group is comprised of 15 companies, those being APL, China Shipping Container Lines, CMA-CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line, Hanjin Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, K Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Maersk, N.Y.K Line, Orient Overseas Container Line, Yangming Marine Transport, and Zim.The call for boosting rates, comes as US container ports expect to reach a total of 1.5 million containers this month, the highest monthly volume in at least five years.The hike is an immediate result of the ongoing West Coast longshoremen contract talks that triggered a trend of unusually high import levels that began this spring.World Maritime News Staff; July 17th, 2014 zoom Poised by growing imports from Asia, the Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA) group has called for an increase of Asia-U.S. freight rates by at least $600 per 40-foot container (FEU) with effect from Aug. 1.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a byelection for the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, only days after pledging $60 million in federal funding for an aluminum-smelting project in the area.Voters there will head to the polls on June 18 to elect a new member of Parliament, after first-term Liberal MP Denis Lemieux announced his resignation due to family reasons late last year.Federal parties have been waiting for the byelection as the riding has changed hands several times and was hotly contested in the last election, as Lemieux narrowly beat out incumbent NDP MP Dany Morin by 600 votes.That equated to a 1.37 per cent margin of victory.But opposition parties have criticized the prime minister for making the funding announcement only days before he was due to call the byelection, saying the move smacks of cheap political tricks.Trudeau announced the byelection on Sunday, three days after visiting the riding with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, where the two offered financial support for a $558-million prototype aluminum smelter.The project, a joint venture between aluminum giants Alcoa and Rio Tinto, has been billed as the first carbon-free smelter in the world.Several Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs have also visited the riding in recent weeks to distribute millions of dollars in interest-free loans to local businesses.“It’s not a coincidence that suddenly the prime minister and the Liberal government are paying a lot of attention to this riding when he did absolutely nothing in the last two and a half years,” Conservative MP Gerard Deltell said Sunday.However, Deltell added: “People realize that and recognize that, and you just have to speak to people about that. They will not be fooled by the prime minister.”New Democrats have also questioned the timing of the prime minister’s funding announcement.The Liberal party and Prime Minister’s Office did not specifically respond to questions about the timing of the funding announcements.“We are proud of this new partnership with Rio Tinto, Alcoa, Apple and the province of Quebec,” Trudeau spokeswoman Chantal Gagnon said in an email.“This project is the most significant innovation in the aluminum industry in more than a century, and marks a decisive step forward in the fight against climate change.”The Liberals have won the last two byelections in Quebec, which included stealing a seat from the Conservatives, but both the Tories and the NDP are hoping to make gains in the province.The Conservatives have nominated popular junior hockey coach Richard Martel to carry their flag in the byelection, whom Deltell described as the right person to reverse the Tories’ fortunes in the riding after placing fourth in 2015.The Liberals have nominated local businesswoman Lina Boivin, while trade unionist Eric Dubois will represent the NDP.Former NDP national director Karl Belanger said the byelection has special importance for New Democrats, given that the party held the seat before, but has struggled to make any waves in Quebec since the last federal election.“There is a need for a good showing by the federal NDP if we are to be taken seriously in the next federal election,” Belanger told The Canadian Press on Sunday.“It’s a seat we held. So symbolically, we need to regain some of our electoral footing. It seems unlikely for the Liberals to lose given the poll numbers and the fact that they held the seat, but you have to be competitive.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.
One of the biggest fundraising events of the season is just one week away, with a plethora of showbiz names confirmed for the event’s red carpet.Organisers of the Caudwell Children ‘Diamond Butterfly Ball’ remain tight-lipped about this year’s headline entertainment but have confirmed some of the stars expected to attend the glamorous fundraiser.Taking place on Thursday, 31st May, at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London; the black-tie affair boasts a guest list of A-list stars and Royalty, including Rod Stewart CBE, Peter Andre, Sir Bruce Forsyth and actor Anthony Head to name a few.Ahead of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, this year will also see a number of world-class athletes join the charity on the evening, including Mark Foster, Lee Pearson CBE, Derek Redmond and Jamie Baulch.Charity Chief Executive, Trudi Beswick, said: “We are very excited about this year’s event which has been re-named to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.We are incredibly proud of the event, which has now become a much anticipated fixture in London and an evening that attracts world famous celebrities.We feel very lucky to have such great names supporting the charity and helping us raise the awareness of Caudwell Children.”Caudwell Children was founded in 2000 by entrepreneur and philanthropist, John Caudwell.The evening will be hosted by singer Jonathan Wilkes and the celebrity auctioneer will be Jeffery Archer.For more information about the event visit www.caudwellchildren.com.
Rabat – Irish Oil & Gas exploration company Circle Oil has announced that gas had begun flowing at its LAM-1 well in Morocco. The Limerick-based company said it had reached a stabilized gas flow rate of 1.9 million cubic feet per day at the LAM-1 well in the Lalla Mimouna onshore permit. The secondary target flowed gas at 1.1 million cubic feet, according to a Circle Oil statement.“We are delighted that our first well on the Lalla Mimouna block has such positive results, flowing gas at significant rates,” Circle Chief Executive Officer Mitch Flegg said. “The productivity of this first well is very encouraging for the expansion of Circle’s portfolio of Morocco gas fields.” The total depth of the well, 1,541 metres, was reached on May 26th, 2015. LAM-1, the first well drilled by Circle on the Lalla Mimouna permit, targeted the Miocene gas-bearing sands, similar to the Sebou Permit to the south of Lalla Mimouna.A number of oil and gas firms, including BP, Chevron and Cairn have arrived in Morocco to explore the country’s offshore gas & oil potential reserves.Circle Oil, which runs gas & oil exploration operations in Morocco, Tunisia, Oman and Egypt, has a 75 per cent interest in the Lalla Mimouna permit.
A spokesperson for Mr. Ban issued a statement voicing concern about yesterday’s detention of opposition leaders following the break-up of a public meeting by riot police.Condemning the reported beating of those leaders in police custody, spokesperson Michele Montas said such “actions violate the basic democratic right of citizens to engage in peaceful assembly.”She urged the Government of Zimbabwe to release the detainees and guarantee their safety, while calling on the authorities to “allow peaceful assembly and to provide a space for the exercise of legitimate political rights.” 12 March 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Government of Zimbabwe to release opposition leaders being held by police, and condemned the reported beatings they suffered while in custody.
United National Party (UNP) Uva Provincial Council member Arumugam Ganeshamurthi was arrested today over allegations of financial fraud.The Police said that Ganeshamurthi was arrested following complaints being lodged at the Police alleging that he had obtained money from several individuals promising them employment overseas. Ganeshamurthi was granted bail after being produced before the Badulla Magistrate. (Colombo Gazette)
“We urgently need funds so that we can bring vital aid to migrant families who have left their homes behind, and don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Miguel Barreto, the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the UN World Food Programme (WFP).“We also need to support host communities, many of them already poor, who have shown great generosity as they bear the brunt of this crisis,” he added, referring to the deepening socio-economic turmoil inside Venezuela.In a news release Thursday, WFP announced that as part of an eight-month response, it will provide food assistance to migrants – especially women and children – living in temporary shelters; emergency support for school meals; as well as help Venezuelan families trying to integrate.These efforts are part of a larger integrated response plan, drawn up by UN agencies in Colombia – at the request of the Government – to help address the crisis.Support will be extended to vulnerable indigenous communities coping with the influx, where in some areas migrants now make up more than half of the population, said WFP.At present, the UN agency is working with temporary shelters or community kitchens run by religious organizations and other partners, purchasing the food needed to prepare hot meals for newly arrived migrants.
Roberta StryanThe Brock community was saddened by the death of Roberta “Bobbie” Styran on July 18. She was 88.Born and raised in Fredricton, N.B., Styran taught medieval history at Brock from 1967 to 1978.After leaving Brock, she became a freelance/consulting historian specializing on the history of the Welland Canals. She was the co-author of several books and articles on the canals and received the W. Gordon Plewes Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in 2009. The award recognized her services to Canadian engineering history.Styran helped found the Welland Canals Preservation Association and served as president of the Canadian Canal Society. She was also a director of the American Canal Society, and served on the governing council of Inland Waterways International. In that capacity, she organized a memorable tour of English canal sites in 1996 and organized and chaired the World Canals Conference at Brock in 2004.Styran’s large collection of resources on the Welland Canal has been transferred to Brock’s Special Collections and Archives to support further research.In accordance with Styran’s wishes, no service was held. In lieu of flowers or sympathy cards, donations may be made to the One Foundation for Niagara Health System, or to the Canadian War Museum.
The Internet is abuzz with discussion around a report from Bloomberg revealing that HP is actively discussing webOS licensing with other major OEMs. The fact that HP is keen to license its recently acquired property isn’t really a shock. After all, Palm did it back in its heyday, signing up Handspring and Sony to use PalmOS on their devices.What’s a bit more interesting is that Samsung, of all companies, is believed to be actively discussing webOS with HP. Why is that so odd?AdChoices广告First, consider that Samsung has managed to claw its way to the top of the Android OEM standings — not an easy task, considering the competition includes companies like HTC and Motorola. Samsung has also been walking hand-in-hand with Google itself lately, manufacturing the Nexus S and providing the limited edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 units that developers received at I/O 2011.There’s also Bada to consider, Samsung’s own in-house featurephone OS, which was introduced late in 2009 and enjoyed one of the most successful launches since that of the original iPhone. That’s no small feat for a laregely unknown mobile OS, and that success had Samsung confident that Bada would even find its way onto Samsung TVs.So with a stable of successful tablets and smartphones running Android and Bada at its disposal for lower-cost phones (and possibly other future devices), why would Samsung want to license webOS and risk spreading itself too thin?Samsung builds plenty of other devices that might be good candidates for webOS — like personal media players, computer monitors, and connected refrigerators. Hedging its bets in the smartphone department might not be a bad idea either, what will all the legal noise Apple has been making lately.Read more at Bloomerg
#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#GTTeenarrestedforattemptedmurder, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 28, 2016 –Police also report that they have arrested a teenager for attempted murder. An 18 year old is allegedly the person responsible for that shooting on December 17, 2016 where a Blue Hills man, sitting in his car was approached by an unknown male who opened fire upon him. The victim was riddled with bullets, and survived the reportedly unprovoked attack. The 18 year old male is said to be from Grand Turk.
Benfica coach Rui Vitória conceded they were outplayed by Bayern Munich as their hopes of a Champions League knockout place ended in a 5-1 defeatThe Portuguese giants arrived at Munich on Tuesday night needing a win in order to retain any hopes of leapfrogging Ajax for second-place in Group E.Instead, Benfica were handed a thrashing with braces from Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski, along with Frank Ribery’s late effort, securing Bayern victory.Carvalho Fernandes did get one back for Benfica, after the break, but it proved to be nothing more than a slight setback for Bayern.“We weren’t quite on top of our game today, we didn’t play well. We failed to put our strategy into practice,” Vitória told reporters on the Bayern website.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“We should have been well-organised in defence and aggressive in winning the ball before exploding forward.“We failed at that. It was also because of Bayern, they were dominant and stifled our moves.“They’re one of Europe’s biggest teams. We have to analyse the match, but Bayern won deservedly.”Benfica will next host Feirense in a Primeira Liga match on Saturday at the Estádio da Luz.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews rushed a cyclist to the hospital following a collision with a car in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Police and Florida Highway Patrol units responded to the scene near Northwest 138th Street and 57th Avenue, around 4 p.m., Thursday.Witnesses in the area told police that the cyclist was launched in the air from the impact of the crash.Crews airlifted the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital with multiple fractures.Traffic on the Gratigny Parkway near Northwest 57th Avenue was backed up.Although there were initial reports this was a hit and run, FHP classified the incident as an accident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Ben Heinrichs and “Buddy” in 2010. (Photo by Diana Haecker)Buddy, the “hero dog” that led an Alaska State Trooper to a structure fire in the spring of 2010 has died after a battle with cancer.Ben Heinrichs, Buddy’s owner, describes the fire that led to his German Shepard becoming a national celebrity.“I was out working in the shop. I was using gas to clean parts on a truck, and I had an electric heater in there. It ignited the gas fumes. I ran out, because I was on fire. I had to roll in the snow, and I went back in and got my dog out. I told him we needed to get help, and that’s when it all started.”Buddy took getting help seriously.According to media accounts from 2010, Trooper Terrence Shanigan was on his way to the Heinrichs residence in Caswell Lakes when his GPS froze.Unable to find the house, Shanigan was at an intersection when he saw Buddy through the window of his patrol vehicle. This is Trooper Shanigan describing the situation in 2010.“Buddy eventually greeted me at the intersection of a road, and I saw him walk toward me with a casual type of a gait, look at me, then start running. I just decided to follow at that point.”Dashboard camera footage shows Buddy leading Trooper Shanigan directly to the fire.While the shed was a total loss, and Ben Heinrichs suffered burns to his face and hand, the house was saved, and no one else was injured. Buddy became an overnight national celebrity.Heinrichs and Buddy spoke to multiple schools about fire safety over the next year.Ben Heinrichs made the difficult decision to put Buddy down last month after battling liver cancer. He remembers his friend fondly and will miss him. “He was a good dog.”
September 28, 2017 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 12 min read Enroll Now for Free Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders.If you’re single, there are so many apps out there purporting to help you find if not a relationship, at least a date. But with so many options, it can lead to burnout. Or the feeling that with an endless string of people to swipe on, why choose anyone at all?It’s something of an imperfect system, and a problem that The League founder Amanda Bradford is excited to jump in and solve. “I want to be the company that fixes dating in the same way Google fixed search,” Bradford told Entrepreneur.Bradford comes at the dating game from the tech-focused background. She studied information systems at Carnegie Mellon and got her business degree from Stanford. Before launching The League in 2015, she worked in technical roles at Salesforce and Google.She wanted to start the company because of the elements of the online scene that bothered her most: a lack of privacy and filters, and only being able to judge a person based on a photo alone. She was also put off by the fact that she could be matched with a colleague if they happened to come across her profile, leading to potentially awkward scenarios at work.She was sure that other career-minded single folks felt the same, so she set about creating a platform that utilizing Facebook and LinkedIn would provide your background to potential matches upfront while making sure your work and social life stayed separate.Today, the company has raised nearly $2.3 million in funding and operates in 20 cities, 12 of which launched just this year. There are now more than 100,000 people on the waitlist.We caught up with Bradford to ask her 20 questions and find out what makes her tick.Related: This Founder Shares Why In Order To Learn Fast, You Need to Fail Fast1. How do you start your day?I’m a night owl, so I go to bed pretty late, which means I start my day when the sun shines through my skylight. After showering, I check emails and do some reading on things happening in tech, the dating industry more specifically, as well as the news. I then look at my list of to-dos, so I can decide what I’m going to work on that day.2. How do you end your day?I like to end my day reading about business strategy so I get some good ideas as I nod off to sleep.3. What’s a book that changed your mind and why?The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Reading such a legendary, iconic book over 55 years later made me appreciate just how far women have come in such a short time in gaining equality in the workplace. Though it’s also disheartening to see how little things have really changed at the same time. The book caused me to question why that progress hasn’t made it’s way into household relationships at the same rapid pace and helped me reframe our mission statement.What I want is to help move society towards redefining dating and letting go of antiquated gender stereotypes. To me, equalism is not forcing women to message first or to be ‘in control’. It is encouraging our users to seek intellectual equals and give them a platform that facilitates connecting based on more than just looks and attraction.4. What’s a book you always recommend and why?Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs was famous for charting his own course rather than the status quo directing him. Everyone told me that the dating space was crowded and that no one would invest in a solo founder. I think women CEO’s have the responsibility to be as visible as they can to society at large, while still running their company effectively as a CEO should.That means our job is twice as hard, but it’s twice as important. Our society sorely lacks women role models in high-ranking positions and it’s our responsibility to make sure society’s youth has ample role models to look up to in all industries and professions and this concept of ‘girl job’ and ‘boy job’ is completely eradicated. “Getting out there” and reminding people that they can do or be anything if they put in enough blood sweat and tears is a top priority of mine.5. What’s a strategy to keep focused?If I’m trying to “get in the zone”, I put white noise on and turn off Slack and only check email once an hour. Ideally, I am isolated where I can’t be distracted, [as I can be] easily distracted.Related: This Successful Entrepreneur Explains Why Revenue Is Not the Most Important Thing (and What Is)6. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?I wanted to be an FBI agent with a computer science degree. I was inspired from Lucy from the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell, which I read religiously growing up.7. What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had?The worst boss I had was never around nor gave me feedback, so I learned how to self-manage and self-grade my own work. Looking at your own work from an objective eye is difficult and learning how to rely on tools [you find yourself], rather than other people helped me when starting The League.8. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?My mom. Not only does she have good ideas, she figures out what needs to be done and then does all the execution work needed to take her idea across the finish line. She is constantly learning, and I’ve never once heard her say, “I don’t know how to do that.”9. What’s a trip that changed you?I graduated college a semester early and travelled alone to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. I had to figure everything out on my own once I got over there, and I also met hundreds of other backpackers from all over the world. I learned that I love meeting and hanging out with people [who are] different from myself, and I also learned that I love independence and the autonomy of being able to make my own decisions about where to go and what to do. I believe this trip gave me the confidence I needed to start my own company later in life, without co-founders.10. What inspires you?Fixing the problem. We’re making great progress at making online dating better, but I want to be the company that fixes dating in the same way Google fixed search. The process is broken and we have an amazing team that is behind us in our vision.I also want to fix the lack of role models problem. I want The League to succeed at great scale, so we can serve as real-life-versions of the role models that I could only find through fiction books growing up. I want the people who work for The League and the highly ambitious users we match to serve as an inspiration for my nieces and for girls out there who may not have a role model directly within their small communities.Related: The Entrepreneur Behind a $90 Million Company Shares How You Can Get Past the Naysayers to Build a Successful Business11. What was your first business idea and what did you do with it?I learned to make very complex, beautiful friendship bracelets in third grade and sold them for $5 and $10 each. My second business idea was selling mixed CDs with my own custom covers that I sold for $10.12. What was an early job that taught you something important or useful?My first job out of college was a sales engineer, meaning most of my job was how well you did your presentation. I spent days on end customizing the demo down to the last pixel on the dashboard, so the data looked superbly customized for the client, and the product would practically pitch itself, but I didn’t spend any time on practicing what I would say in my demo. The result was I absolutely bombed my first pitch. My words were scrambled, I was stuttering and nothing that came out of my mouth could be called eloquent or persuasive in terms of why the client should buy our software.I got the lowest score out of five of us on the team for my presentation. I was shocked because a few others on my team didn’t practice much either, but their pitches sounded great and natural. It was the first time I realized that people have different strengths and weaknesses, and even though I was putting two to three times the effort into building out the product demo, they were performing higher because they were just better at pitching than me.I’m wildly competitive, so it was a huge shock to my system not to be a top performer on my team. I learned life is not fair, and I started practicing eight to ten hours for each demo I would give. While it didn’t happen overnight, my pitching skills improved drastically, and I was finally able to be on the same level as the guy who was “naturally good at pitching”. Lesson learned: do the work.13. What’s the best advice you ever took?Raise more money than you think you need. If it’s there, and you’re a first-time entrepreneur, take it. You will spend it, I promise.14. What’s the worst piece of advice you ever got?Worrying about getting advisors. I think the whole advisor concept is a bit silly. Either you want to invest in the company, or you want to do a job and get paid for it in salary, plus equity. I think the advisor model is not clear enough on what the arrangement is and the way it is [constructed]. It just asks for miscommunication and disappointment.15. What’s a productivity tip you swear by?It only takes one minute, but it helps us find information much much more easily. I re-label the subject lines of important emails with their distinguishing keywords and re-send them out, so I can search for them in my email. I also create a google doc with the same title and the content. That way, no matter where someone is looking, it should be in their email or drive.Related: Stitch Fix Founder Explains Why the Worst Piece of Advice She Ever Got Was to Raise A Lot of Money16. Is there an app or tool you use in a surprising way to get things done or stay on track?We live and breathe by our Periscope dashboards here. They are sent to us daily and remind us the company’s biggest priorities.17. What does work-life balance mean to you?Right now, given how fast we are moving and hiring, it just means me having two to three nights a week of more than three hours of downtime where I can think, strategize and relax.18. How do you prevent burnout?We launched in 12 cities this summer, and I was working at every single event, so I have some experience with this. When I start to feel burnout, to me that means I haven’t spent enough time reflecting on all we’ve accomplished, and I haven’t let myself take a step back and feel proud of the product, community, and team I’ve built.Most of my coping tactics involve me taking some time away by myself — even if it’s just a day off here and there — to unplug and get away, so I can reflect on everything that has gone well and give myself a pat on the back and really, really sit and appreciate all the hard work my team has put in to build this company. If you aren’t doing that regularly, you will feel burned out, as there is always so much more ahead of you to get done. It can get overwhelming if you don’t also look back at how far you’ve already come.19. When you’re faced with a creativity block, what’s your strategy to get innovating?For me, it’s giving myself enough downtime to first find inspiration online and reading different opinions or techniques on whatever I’m trying to be creative about, and then giving myself time to create. I hate having time limits on creativity. I try to carve out, at minimum, a full day I can dedicate to a creative project.I don’t end up using all of the time, but having it blocked out and knowing this weekend is dedicated to completing X helps pump me up like it’s a big game day or something like that. I try to get sleep the night before so I can do a full creative day and get the project 90 percent there in one sitting. That’s my favorite way to work on creative things — getting in the zone!20. What are you learning now? My biggest new learning has been in recruiting — learning how to recruit and hire a senior leadership team for the business. The team we build will be what determines the future success of the company, so learning how to build, manage and retain a world-class leadership team is one of the most important skills a CEO can learn.Related video: Mona Patel Had to Fight Her Heritage to Become a Successful Entrepreneur: What You Can Learn From Her Story and Courage