first_imgThe ducklings were successfully returned to the wild at Lough Eske.Three rescued ducks were successfully released back into the wild at a sun-kissed Lough Eske by Animals In Need volunteers on Saturday afternoon.The feathered trio were rescued several months ago when their mother was spotted leading her ducklings across an extremely busy Donegal Town road during rush hour.Noel Cunningham welcomes the ducks to their new homeSeveral ducklings had already been hit by cars before a concerned member of the public flew into action and at great risk to herself managed to save four ducklings. Attempts to reunite the ducklings with their mother were unsuccessful and so the rescued ducklings were taken into foster care by Animals In Need. Three ducklings survived and rapidly grew into healthy young ducks who were ready to return to the wild.An Animals In Need spokesperson said ‘To give the ducklings the best chance of survival we wanted to give them what’s called a soft release. Thankfully Noel Cunningham of Harvey’s Point Hotel offered to let us leave the ducks in a cage in the Hotel’s grounds for a few days to give them a chance to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings.’Noel was also there on Saturday afternoon to do the honours and release the three female ducks from the cage which had been placed near the waters edge at Lough Eske.The AIN spokesperson continued ‘The release was a great success and with a final quack goodbye the ducks headed straight out into the water, flapping their wings and diving – they looked delighted to be splashing about out there. Then they swam over to a resident duck and followed her around so she could show them the ropes.’ She added ‘We’d like to say a huge thanks to Noel and all the staff at Harvey’s Point who have been such a help with the release and also for keeping an eye on the ducks while they settle in. Thanks also, of course, to their fosterer Gitte who did a great job raising them.’Animals In Need is a voluntary organisation made up entirely of unpaid volunteers. If you would be interested in becoming involved in their animal rescue work or in adopting a rescued animal, fostering, fundraising etc, please contact the helpline on 087 1356188RESCUED DUCKS GO QUACKERS FOR LOUGH ESKE was last modified: July 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTermon who topped Division 2 from the outset gave a masterclass display of power packed football on Saturday evening at St Marys park Convoy to regain Division 1 status for the Burn Road outfit. The game which was switched from a Sunday afternoon fixture to avoid a clash with a local Termon relegious event was played under lights at Convoy before a large crowd.From the outset Termon were in a mean mood and were four points to one up after six minutes courtesty of two by Daire Mc Daid and Enda Mc Cormack. Aidean Sweeney goaled for Termon to put distance between St Nauls who had posted two points by Stephen Griffen. Better was to come as Termon’s corner forward and playing manager Paddy Mc Daid while heading on one route one was taken down. St Nauls supporters felt that Referee Patrick Mc Gonagle Buncrana was generous in his penalty award which Christy Connaghan despatched with aplomb to leave Termon leading by 8 points.St Nauls lost John Rose to an injury which necessated his removal from the field of play. Termon who tacked on further points by Richard Gallagher, Christy Connaghan, and Enda Mc Cormack . St Nauls Daniel Brennan clawed back this lead with a goal on the stroke of halftime to send the teams in at the break Termon 2–7 St Nauls 1–3Ten seconds after the resumption St Nauls Shane Connelly taped home after the Termon keeper Noel o Donnell spilled a long ball. This goal spurred on St Nauls who treatened to spoil the party for the Burn Road outfit but stout policing by Joe English and his wing men Stephen Fowler and Stephen Mc Ilwaine did a fine damage limitation job on the the St Nauls attack ,What got past this trio was dealt with in a comfortable manner by Fintan o Fynn Kevin Mc Daid and Kevin Mc Ilwaine.Termon tacked on four further points by Daire Mc Daid while St Nauls had scores by Stephen Griffin. St Nauls had Daniel Brennan, Andrew Gallagher and Stephen Griffin to the fore in the closing period .But Termon were not to be denied and with veteran John McCafferty giving a masterclass display of craft and guile Termon were on route to Division 1. Final score Termon 2–11 St Nauls 2–5Afterwards Couinty Chairman Sean Dunnion presnted the the captain of the Division 2 winners ,Termon Kevin Mc Daid with the Division 2 cup .Best for Termon was the Mc Daids with John mc Cafferty outstandingSt Nauls best were Stephen Griffin Andrew Brennan and Brian Mc CabeTermon team was Noel o Donnell,Fintan o Flynn, Kevin Mc Daid, Kevin Mc Ilwaine, Nathan Fowler, Joe English, Stephen Mc Ilwaine, John Mc Cafferty, Richard Gallagher, Aiden Sweeny, Christy Connaghan, Caoilen Mc Daid, Daire Mc Daid, Enda Mc Cormack and Paddy Mc Daid.St Nauls Patrick Burke, Dan Meehan,Enda Lynch, Ronan Lowther, , Martin Breslin, John Rose, Caolan Gaffney, Brendan Mc Cole, Stephen Griffin, Edward Gallagher, Andrew Gallagher, Sean Griffin, Brian Mc Cabe, Shane Connelly and Daniel BrennanReferee Patrick McGonagle, Buncrana.GAA: VINTAGE DISPLAY BY McCAFFERTY PROPELS TERMON TO DIVISION 1 was last modified: November 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Division 1donegalGAATermonlast_img read more


first_imgAwards night: The awards night will take place on Saturday the 20th of February  2016 in Dom’s Pier 1 . Tickets €25 each and are available through any club officer.Club Adult membership: €30.00 + €20.00 development levy for adult members is now due for 2016 season. Payable to senior Register Shirley Doherty 0873140486 or Paul Timoney Treasurer 0872791305 .Shirley will be in the Abbey Hotel Monday evening from 9-9.30 pm to collect membership . Note to all senior men registration must be paid before yous go to play as yous are not insured to play or train. GAA season ticket Adult club plus €200: This adult club version Allianz national league games , opening Ulster championship fixture, also includes club league and championship games and all Ireland ticket if county qualifies. Contact Paul Timoney.Club Lotto: Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available. Underage hurling: U10 & U12 hurling for 2016 is on every Friday at 6-7pm on the astro pitch in Tír Chonaill Park. The U10’s will have a number of indoor blitzes inFebruary. All new players welcome, hurl and helmet provided to new beginners.GAA National Club Draw 2016: The GAA National Club Draw 2016 tictets are now available to buy €10 per ticket.Bord na nÓg registration: Bord na nóg registration will take place on Saturday the 30th of January in the Parish center Donegal Town from 2-4pm.Support you Club: Recently one of our club memebers stayed in The Croke Park hotel- “The No.1 GAA Hotel” and they have participated in the GAA Club Support Programme by nominating the Four Masters club at time of reservation. The Croke Park hotel is committed to supporting GAA Clubs throughout Ireland and the world. As part of this programme they are donating 5% of the room revenue and associated food spend to our club when any of our members stay with them.Senior Team football manager vacancy: The four masters GAA club are seeking applications for Senior Football Team Manager. Please submit expression of interest and  C.V to Closing date Saturday 6th February 2016 .Scór Sinsir: The first round of Scór Sinsir was held in Drimarone Community Centre last Saturday 16th January.  This year’s event was hosted by our neighbours St Naul’s and it was a great night’s entertainment indeed.  Well done to the hard working committee who put it all together but especially to Ann Marie Sheerin who was also Ban a’ Tí for the night.We competed in 3 events, Rince Foirne, Rince Seit and Trath na gCeisteanna.  Congratulations to all our participants in what was a very well attended and competitive event.  Our Ceili dancers and Set Dancers will both go forward to represent Four Masters Club at the County Final in Glenswilly on the 29th of January. We wish them continued success and Best Wishes at the Co Final.AVS Basketball: On behalf of the Four Masters club we would like to congratulate the U16 AVS Basketball team who won the All Ireland Final against Colaiste Cholmcille. Well done girls.Club Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €4,300 in week 28 of the 2015/16 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on  Monday the 25th of January. The €25 winners in the lucky dip were Edmund Walsh, Main Street, Barbra Mc Partland, Brookfield, John Joe O’ Shea, Doonan, and Michael Gallagher old Golf Course Road. The numbers drawn were 15, 16, 19 and 23, Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the 1st of February.Club Notes: Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email before Monday night to ensure it is included. Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS ON THE HUNT FOR NEW SENIOR TEAM MANAGER was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:four mastersNoticesSportlast_img read more

Liverpool fans go wild after Shaqiri’s bicycle kick against Man United

first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes SHAQIRI SHAQIRI…Oh baby when you score like that ⚽️— Jay Riley (@TheKopHQ) July 28, 2018 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? highlights ALTERED THAT BICYCLE KICK FROM SHAQIRI IS LIFE CHANGING!!!!— GASHI (@gashi) July 29, 2018 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Welcome to the club @XS_11official and congrats on the debut and ridiculously great goal mate ⚽️⚽️ This could be fun 🔝— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) July 29, 2018 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Shaqiri just did this to Man Utd. Filthy!— MGH (@OfficialMgh) July 28, 2018Having only been on the pitch for 35 minutes, the Swiss winger opened his account with a sensational bicycle kick to round off a 4-1 victory against bitter rivals Manchester United in Michigan.Not a bad way to make your debut, with over 100,000 people in the stadium too.Liverpool fans, obviously, went absolutely nuts. You can see the best tweets below: who plays? gameday possible xi smart causal center_img Xherdan Shaqiri is already doing Xherdan Shaqiri things at Liverpool.The £13m summer signing loves a screamer and his first Reds goal was special. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener I’ve seen that shaqiri goal 26 times— Legend Eski ( Matt ) (@LegendEskimoBoy) July 28, 2018 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings Not a bad way to start your LFC career! Stunning finish from Shaqiri.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) July 28, 2018 You’re lying if you say you haven’t watched that Shaqiri goal over 50x already.— Billal Skanda (@BillalSkanda) July 28, 2018 Liverpool debut. Bicycle-kick against Manchester United. Xherdan Shaqiri – my hero, my mate.— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) July 28, 2018last_img read more

Air Force to test ultra-fast planes

first_imgEDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – The Air Force will flight test a series of unmanned ultra-high-speed X-planes later this decade at Edwards Air Force Base. In an effort aimed at developing high-speed technologies for future spacecraft and aircraft, a series of planes flying under the designation of X-51A will be flight tested in 2009 at Edwards. The exact number of aircraft has not been determined, but will include at least five, said Charles Brink, program manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The $140 million program is called the Scramjet Engine Demonstrator – WaveRider. The program will test experimental scramjet engines, which will draw oxygen for combustion from the atmosphere rather than carrying it like a rocket ship. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The program will test technologies that in the short-term could be used for missiles, allowing the nation’s military to reach across the globe in a matter of minutes to hit targets. Over the long term, the technology could be used to help power future spacecraft at lower cost and greater efficiency through airplane-like operations. It could also be used to power ultra-high-speed military and commercial aircraft, according to the Air Force Research Laboratory. The flight testing will be conducted in a fashion very similar to the record-setting flight of the X-43A, conducted by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards. During the program’s final flight on Nov. 16, 2004, an X-43A set a record by hitting speeds approaching 7,000 mph. Like X-43, the X-51A aircraft will be taken aloft by a modified B-52 bomber and released at altitudes of about 35,000 feet. An Army booster will propel the aircraft to speeds of about 3,150 mph before the scramjet engine takes over and accelerates to speeds between 4,200 mph to 4,900 mph. Unlike the X-43’s engine, which fired for just a few seconds, the goal of the Scramjet Engine Demonstrator – Waverider program is to create an engine capable of firing for several minutes. Each of the X-51A will end their flights by crashing into the Pacific Ocean. The X-51A’s will each feature an engine built by Pratt and Whitney and an airframe built by the Boeing Co. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Emergency services on scene of crash on popular Inishowen road

first_imgEMERGENCY services are dealing with a crash on a busy Donegal road.The smash happened around 7pm this evening.The accident occurred on the busy R238 road between Bridgend and Muff in Dundrain. Gardaí, ambulance and other services attended the scene.It is not known if there are any injuries.Emergency services on scene of crash on popular Inishowen road was last modified: December 1st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Not Pinterested, Thanks: Get Your Own Damn Taste

first_imgadriana lee A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit I’m not sure what the motivation is for users, since they don’t earn money from the sales. I wondered if it was the cachet of being a trendsetter, so I conducted an unofficial, completely unscientific survey of a few friends.Here’s what I found: Half of them thought this was a great idea. They love sharing deals and steals anyway, and some couldn’t wait to follow certain people they know and admire. Those in the other half, however, were appalled—as if they faced the prospect of Joan Rivers’ “Bitch Stole My Look” jumping off E!’s Fashion Police and landing in their own lives. I’m with the latter group. I took MyStorey for a spin last month, and after uploading one pic—of my brand-new mid-century modern sofa—a thought flashed through my mind. I suddenly imagined my beloved sofa sitting in the homes of everyone I know. Then I pictured all of my friends and family wearing the same thing, eating at the same restaurants and living in carbon copy homes. I immediately decided not to upload another pic. My Closet Is Not Your StoreSoon, people started referring to Jane and Tanya as “the twins.” Jane wasn’t pleased. In fact, she was dying to put her foot down, but how? She was the one who first turned Tanya on to some of her favorite shops and brands. She had no idea that her friend would start mimicking her style.In itself, the notion of social network–fueled shopping—or “we-commerce”—isn’t wrong-headed. It’s not even anything new. Personal recommendations from friends have always carried more weight for consumers than slick marketing materials or promotional pushes. It also piggybacks on the same human nature that drives us to tell friends about a big clearance sale or where we got that amazing new stand mixer for half the price. But telling a friend or two about a hot discount or a fabulous purchase is different from showing all your contacts how to clone your closet or house. Some sites may want us all to feel like celebrities endorsing products, but this doesn’t appeal to everyone. Maybe that would change if everyone had bodyguards and security personnel to deal with wayward followers.  Related Posts My friends Jane and Tanya were pals. They’d known each other for five years and frequented the same social circles, in real life, as well as online. But Jane started noticing a bizarre pattern. Every time she bought a new scarf, sweater or bag, Tanya would show up a week later with the same item.Aspirations are powerful, and no one knows that better than Pinterest. It’s the secret sauce in the 3-year-old online photo pinboard’s popularity. The site’s 40 million users use it to save recipes they hope to cook, styles they want to test, or projects they’d love to try. And when it comes to sharing items from e-commerce sites, Pinterest has actually lapped social juggernaut Facebook. Adding retail to this environment would make perfect sense. Even so, Pinterest moves carefully, and wisely so. “We’re trying to do something where the average person … feels that it makes the experience better,” CEO Ben Silberman said at D11: All Things D conference last May. He explained the company doesn’t want to “commodify someone’s passions.”That same month, the site debuted “rich pins”—snippets that give extra information, such as ingredients (for recipes) and, yes, retail links for certain products or stores. But Pinterest has a key differentiating factor. Because its pins are usually aspirational, it’s not necessarily selling users’ current lifestyles. Compare that to MyStorey, a Los Angeles-based startup that turns people’s own photos into shopping portals. The network—now in the middle of a limited beta test—is like a mash-up of Flickr, Pinterest and Fab. Users share their own images (like Flickr) in a pinboard format (like Pinterest), and tag those photos with prices and retail links, so followers can buy the featured clothes, accessories and other goods (like Fab). Making money from social media is tricky business. When it comes to profiting off what people share, there’s a line between tasteful and tacky, between inspired and creepy. Although Pinterest is proceeding cautiously on this front—and with good reason—some of its knockoffs are racing to commoditize people’s lives and mementos. That’s right: We’ve hit a new stage in which people can not only share their heartfelt moments and treasured images with friends, but also turn them into shopping portals that let everyone they know copy their tastes. Looks like the line between inspired and creepy just got a little fuzzier. Bitch Stole My Look Indeed, some people go to freaky extremes, both offline and on. Anecdotes about Facebook stalking have become cautionary tales—there’s even a WikiHow for dealing with it—and now LinkedIn stalking has been getting attention. Add the allure of a social network that puts users’ lives on sale, and we could have a nation of Jennifer Jason Leighs going all Single White Female on people. Once again, I shudder. The Right Way To Share Social RetailI urged Jane to have a heart to heart with her friend and gently tell her what she was feeling. And Jane succeeded in getting her point across. Tanya eventually found her own style. Actually, it belonged to a local boutique a neighbor turned her on to. She started buying whole outfits as they appeared in its window. That’s not to say retail and social networking don’t make for a great partnership. In fact, a few sites are actually getting it right. Fab, for instance—which just dropped its “Hurry now!” flash-sale approach in favor of letting customers follow tastemakers—works because it’s a store first and a social site second. In a similar vein, Fancy, which positions itself as more of a wish list, also manages to sell products without selling people’s personal memories, mementos and special moments. There are no photos of baby’s first steps visually marred by price tags promoting retail links for that adorable rattle or bib. The retail industry is finding its legs in this new social media-driven world. Meanwhile, social sites are clearly experimenting with ways to turn a profit. I have no doubt they will figure it out. I just have no idea if they’ll be able to do it without turning the act of “sharing” into a tacky pursuit powered by wannabes and followers, or creeping people out in the process. As for my friends Jane and Tanya, they remain friendly, though they’re not as close as they used to be. But I learned something from their situation: There’s a difference between admiring someone’s taste and ripping it off. I have fingers crossed that this social distinction will survive social media and its push for monetization. Feature image courtesy of MyStorey. Image of identical toys/figurines courtesy of Flickr user Thom. Images of Fashion Police and Single White Female screen captured from YouTube via E! Entertainment and movieclips, respectively.  Tags:#retail#social Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

In Tripura, CPI(M) wants polls in Feb.

first_imgThe ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura has urged the Election Commission to hold the Assembly elections in early February. The party made the demand in a memorandum placed before Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, who was leading a four-member team to the State to oversee poll preparations.The main Opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, in its submission to the team, did not press for a specific time for elections but requested the Commission to ensure an extensive revision of the electoral rolls to delete bogus voters. The term of the present Assembly will expire in February next.last_img read more

Gin Kings keep Aces winless

first_imgSonny Thoss was just the third man in twin digits for Alaska with 11.Meanwhile, Star slugs it out with Rain or Shine on Sunday afternoon, looking to not only remain the only undefeated team but also to move closer to the first playoff spot at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots have a 4-0 record and will come into the 4:30 p.m. contest as the favorites over the Elasto Painters, who will welcome back Gilas Pilipinas stalwarts Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan.Coach Chito Victolero has been bracing for this game for quite a while now as it starts a tough stretch for his Hotshots, who will clash with Barangay Ginebra next Sunday before colliding with Meralco.Those are first-rate teams and Victolero got the jumpstart he was hoping for last week when Star ran roughshod over Phoenix Petroleum, 100-81.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “The players are jelling well and are learning their roles,” Victolero said. “This (game against the Painters) will be very crucial for us because it starts a tough stretch for us.”A win would shove the Hotshots to within another victory of nailing the first quarterfinal slot, though Victolero has been very vocal about what the true target of his squad is.“Of course, we want to finish in the top four,” he said as the first four placers earn twice-to-beat privileges in the first round. “But we are taking it one game at a time and we cannot look past any opponent.”Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, after dusting off the rust in a 115-112 nipping of GlobalPort on Friday, battles rejuvenated NLEX at 6:45 p.m.NLEX has a 5-2 record and can claim the first playoff slot with an upset of the powerhouse Beermen. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding From mall to medal: Journey on skates ends in gold Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:41RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PBA IMAGESCEBU—It was hard to see anything that would say that Barangay Ginebra was coming off a 21-day break.With three men in its starting lineup finishing with double-doubles and Japeth Aguilar coming off the bench to carve one of his own, Ginebra plastered Alaska, 94-80, to win a fourth straight game and stay in the upper half of the PBA Governors’ Cup standings.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The Gin Kings were dominant right from the start of the Petron Saturday Special Game at Hoops Dome here as they buried the Aces in an avalanche of baskets early to take command and eventually rise to 4-1.Alaska, on the other hand, still didn’t see an end to its franchise mark in futility, dropping to 0-6 overall after losing its 14th straight game dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. And this one was the most lopsided in this tournament as the Aces simply didn’t have an answer to Ginebra’s game-long intensity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJustin Brownlee had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Greg Slaughter contributed 12 and 13, and Scottie Thompson missed a triple double by just two points after plucking down 11 boards and issuing 10 assists.Calvin Abueva, Alaska’s big contribution to the Gilas Pilipinas program, finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, but import LeDontae Henton sealed his 10th point only inside the final minute when the game was all but decided. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

3 Tips to Beat the Job Search Obstacle Course

first_imgElite athletes will tell you that training and conditioning along with determination to finish are the essential components to winning any competition. The successful job search requires no less of a commitment.Here are just a few of the obstacles job seekers face every day and some tips to overcome them.1. You currently are in a job you wish to leave.Being bogged down by current work requirements make it difficult to seek out new opportunities. The key word here is “difficult,” not “impossible.”The Internet means we can do many tasks in our off hours that would have been nearly impossible just a few short years ago. Professional job boards are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can upload your resume any time day or night. While you shouldn’t limit your search to job boards, the immediate value of these tools is their ease of access, and the feeling of momentum.Of course, at some point you will need to speak to or see a hiring manager in person. This is where things can get tricky when you are currently working. So be honest with those who may request a meeting. Let them know you are currently employed and ask for after-hours or lunchtime meetings. Most hiring managers are sensitive to this situation and are more than willing to make concessions for good candidates.Bottom line, do NOT leave your current job to get a new job! Doing so can put you in a vulnerable situation and may force you to accept a position you don’t really want out of desperation.2. You lack the training or expertise required for the job you want.Apply anyway. Keep in mind that job postings are written by HR personnel seeking the “perfect” candidate. Many times this is simply a wish list, and an applicant who is willing to learn the job or spend their off time picking up required certification often has as good of a chance to get hired as those who already possess these credentials.At times, a positive attitude along with strong interviewing skills will trump years of experience. This is especially true if you artfully prove your transferable skills and experiences, influencing the hiring decision maker that you will hit the ground running in your new role.The worst-case scenario is a confidence builder that will boost you for the next interview. And who knows, the company may just have a position available that fits your unique skill set.3. You’ve been on countless interviews, but the phone isn’t ringing.Depending on the size of the company you are applying to, the hiring process behind the scenes can take an excruciatingly long time. By the time department heads and their bosses and their boss’s boss are done poring over your credentials and interview notes, you may have forgotten you even applied for the job. Don’t give up. But also, don’t be a wallflower.Reach out to the decision makers when you have a few moments to let them know you are still interested in filling the position for which you applied. Be careful here, though. You don’t want to come off as desperate or worse. Keep the conversation light, and use a professional tone when you call. If the position has been filled, don’t hesitate to inquire as to the reason. Some hiring managers are more than happy to explain their choice and many will give you tips that may increase your chances next time.The job search can be stressful at times so give your self permission to be a little anxious. Just don’t let it eat you up inside.Stay busy and stay calm. Any minute now, that phone is going to ring.last_img read more