Valencia decides not to sign

first_imgEI Valencia will expire today the term requested from LaLiga and it was granted to sign a footballer face to replace Ezequiel Garay’s long-term loss. Finally, as no operation in the market has crystallized in recent days, together with the break in the championship due to the coronavirus crisis, the black and white team will not sign and will compete until the end of the championship with what it has, once it is resumed.Garay was injured on February 1 in a match against Celta, in Mestalla, just the day after the market closed. When confirming the long duration of the injury, the club decided to go to the market, knowing that the authorization would have it. Of course, a very restricted market (only LaLiga players or unemployed) and with little money to invest. Finding a transfer was a pipe dream.César Sánchez, Football director, started two parallel operations and immediately got the ‘ok’ from the two centrals, ready to stop at Valencia: Javi Sánchez, Valladolid central defender; Y Zou Feddal, central Betis. This caused the club, on February 26, it will officially present the documentation to receive the approval to sign. The idea was to close one of the two operations while receiving the LaLiga placet. However, This safe-conduct to reinforce itself outside the transfer windows arrived just the next day, February 27. From that day, the counter began to work: 15 days from that moment.Today is the 15th and Valencia, obviously, is not going to sign. The Ché club intensified negotiations with Valladolid and Madrid over Javi Sánchez; and with Betis, by Feddal. But there was no agreement. In the case of Javi Sánchez, Madrid offered a loan with no purchase option, something that Valencia did want. In the case of Feddal, Betis wanted to transfer or transfer it with a mandatory purchase option. Valencia did not pass there. Come to this week, after the debacle against Atalanta, and the recent explosion of the coronavirus crisis, with the consequent postponement of LaLiga, the only tournament in which Valencia is still alive, Valencia has decided that it will not be reinforced despite the loss of Garay. The last 11 days, if they are played, they will do it with what they have.last_img read more

Kaieteur News lied about $1B Haags Bosch landfill settlement – AG

first_imgThe Attorney General Chambers on Thursday denied reports that it has hammered out a billion settlement with construction conglomerate BK International and the Guyana Government after the Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang reversed a decision to terminate his contract to manage the Haag Bosch Landfill Site, at Eccles, East Bank Demerara.Norman WhittakerLocal tabloid Kaieteur News in its Thursday, April 8, 2016 edition carried an article captioned; “Haags Bosch dumpsite controversy,Basil WilliamsBK gets $1 billion settlement with GovtBrian TiwarieHowever, in a statement, the AG Cambers dismissed the report as “erroneous, malicious and vexatious” and is demanding an apology from the news outfit.It said after then Justice Chang ruled that the February 27, 2015 termination of the contract was not correctly done, the APNU/AFC government on December 30, 2015, caused a Notice of Appeal and an Application for a Stay to be filed against the said decision.“Talks were entered into with the Hon Minister of Communities and his team, Brian Tiwarie and his team and the Hon Attorney-General and his team, with a view to resolving this matter since the work on the Haags Bosch Dumpsite was at a standstill, and, the stench and smoke from fires on the dumpsite were affecting the surrounding communities,” the statement explained.It added that in the course of talks permission was sought from Cabinet and granted to negotiate a settlement with a view to ending the contractual relationship with Brian Tiwarie, and having his company exit the dumpsite.“Negotiations have commenced and are not yet complete. Moreover, any proposed settlement would have to return to Cabinet for approval,” it stated.The AG Chambers said based on these facts, it is evident the said articles are “erroneous, malicious and vexatious and designed to sully the good name of the Attorney-General, his officers, the Ministry of Legal Affairs and the Government of Guyana.The AG Chambers wants the tabloid to apologise.Meanwhile, when contacted by Guyana Times on Friday, Tiwarie confirmed the negotiations, but said he has not received any documentations regarding a settlement thus far.Back in 2009 the Government of Guyana entered a contractual agreement to design, execute, complete, operate and maintain the Haags Bosch Landfill at a cost of some US$7,729,822.50.However, because the project was being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the international funding Agency had some requirements that needed to be filled, but was not seeing this in the work executed by the company.It is reported that the sanitary landfill which was initially designed to facilitate 6000 tonnes of solid waste per month was processing in excess of 10,000 tonnes per month, while its construction was still a work in progress.Intended to last for 26 years, the rate of usage at the facility had projected a significantly reduced lifespan.The landfill is expected to facilitate garbage disposal from Georgetown and some 15 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).last_img read more

Minor Hockey Weekend Results

first_imgFlyers started out very slow in the 1st period with netminder Craig Wozniak facing 15 shots.  Flyers soon picked up the pace and managed to take the lead in the 2nd period when a scuffle ensued behind the DC goal.  This lead to the eventual ejection of 7 Canuck players and 4 Flyers.  With the depth of the Flyers squad, they were able to fill the void and adjusted their bench.  Scoring 4 goals in the second period for the Flyers were Beauden Lancaster, Kyle Leonard, Shane Roy,and Luke Hopkins.  Assisting on the plays were John Apsassin, Nico Mitchell, Phillip Davis, Brazos Bourgeau, Leonard and Zac Scott.  With the score in favor 4-1 for the Flyers, Canucks opted to switch to running time in the third period.  Hopkins received his 2nd goal of the game with assists from Scott and Tyrel Lepine and Lepine capitalized on the final marker of the game with assists going to Scott and Leonard to end the game 6-1 for the Flyers.  The Formula Powell Midget B flyers managed to pick up another 2 point win on the road in Dawson Creek Friday night where they faced the Canucks in what turned out to be penalty filled 2nd period. – Advertisement –  Next action in the new year for the Formula Powell Midget B Flyers will be Jan 3rd in Grande Prairie and a tournament the following weekend. The FSJ Ross H. MacLean Pee Wee AA Flyers win two and go 6-0 in All Peace Action. The Flyers defeated the Fairview Pee Wee Post team 8-6 in Fairview on Saturday even though the Flyers were missing three key players. The team worked hard and 6 different players contributed to the scoring. Jarod Lang led the way with a goal and three assists, Aiden Harris netted two and had one assist, and Tyler Wood scored twice. Other goal scorers were Gould, Edwards, and Hartman. Although Fairview struck first the Flyers tied it up shortly after and didn’t relinquish the lead again. Colten Lancaster made some key saves in the final minutes and earned the win in net.Advertisement Formula Powell Midget B Flyers Results On Sunday, the results were similar when Peace River scored first but 10 seconds later the Flyers tied it up and didn’t fall behind again. Jeff Bochon led the way with a goal and two assists and Lang, Loewen, Kosinsky, Harris, and Legace rounded out the scoring making it a 6-3 final. Lane Delfs was strong in net and earned the win.last_img read more

SOCCER: COCKHILL AND DRUMKEEN TO MEET IN LEAGUE CUP FINAL

first_imgUSL Results & Reports 01.09.13Donegal League Cup Semi-FinalsDrumkeen Utd. 3 1 Swilly Rovers Cockhill Celtic 3 0 Finn Harps Res.4 Lanterns USLDerry City Res. 6 2 Fanad Utd.  DPD Division 1Drumkeen Utd. 2 8 Letterkenny Rovers Reports Cockhill Reach FinalCockhill Celtic 3Finn Harps Res. 0 Cockhill proved to strong for Finn Harps in a game played in very blustery conditions. IN the 1st minute Cockhill nearly got off to a dream start when after a free flowing move involving many players Jimmy Bradley crossed for Connor Keedy to head against the Harps post. Cockhill with aid of the wind pressed Finn Harps back for the majority of the 1st half and almost took a deserved lead when Mal Mc Dermott shot from distance brought a fine save from the Harps keeper. From the resulting corner Gerry Gills cross was met at the front post by Mark Moran to give Cockhill a 1-0 lead. A minute later a fine run from Kieran Mc Laughlin set Gerry Gill up but his shot flew over. A few other half chances fell Cockhill’s way before the half time whistle but they failed to add to their advantage. Cockhill doubled their lead on the 51st minute when Gerry Gill beat 3 defenders and his low cross was deflected for a own goal by a unlucky Harps defender. 2-0 to Cockhill. Finn Harps changed their shape after this a dominated for a period but with Oisin Mc Colgan & Johnny Havlin in excellent form in the heart of Cockhill’s defence chances were few & far between for Harps. Liam O Donnell & Malachy Mc Dermott put in 2 massive performances driving Cockhill forward throughout the game and it came to no surprise when Cockhill got a 3rd on the 79th minute when Mark Moran fed Jimmy Bradley who slotted home. 3-0 Cockhill. This ended the game as a contest and the last 10 minutes the game petered out.   Drumkeen End Swilly HopesDrumkeen Utd. 3Swilly Rovers 1 The semi final played in St.Patrick’s park was played in windy conditions which made it hard for both teams. The vistors opened well and forced a corner very early in the game. The short corner which resulted in a low cross to Michael McHugh was a brillant routine and forced a save from Paul McCauley in the Drumkeen net. The home side’s first real chance came when Richie Moore did very well beating two men and slipped the ball to Conor Carlin who fired his shot straight at Wade Carson. Mark Marley had a chance to open the scoring when his shot from distance was deflected for a corner.The run in to half time was an even contest with Drumkeen and Swilly having their fair share of chances but despite their best efforts the game went into halftime scoreless.The second half really picked up where the first left off with both teams trying to break through but not getting that last ball delivered, Drumkeen thought they had done it when a brilliant bit of football brought them into the box but Carlin was tackled at the very last by Dylan Hegarty. Swilly broke quickly and earned a free inside the centre circle which was hit quick and went to Ronan Curtis who rounded Paul McCauley and fired into the back of the net to break the dead lock. The goal really gave Drumkeen a wake up call and after the introduction of Eunan Kelly and Chris McBride the equilser came when Conor Carlin squared the ball to Eunan Kelly who shot straight into the back of the net. The home side took control after they scored and Packie Mailey had a chance to put them ahead but his header was put over by Wade Carson. David Shovlin put the home side ahead when Benny Bonner ran down the left and played a short pass to David Shovlin who took a step inside and fired into the bottom corner. Ronan Curtis had a chance to level the game after a long ball was set up for him by his brother Blaine but he fired well over. Seami “Nanni” Friel wrapped the game up after he played a pass out wide to Eunan Kelly, Kelly then squared the ball and Friel finished off the move he started off the see Drumkeen into the final.Drumkeen now advance to a meeting with title rivals, Cockhill Celtic to be played on Sunday, September 15th. DPD Division 1Big Win For RoversDrumkeen Utd. Res. 2Letterkenny Rovers Res. 8The game was played at St. Patrick’s Park started with the visitors coming out with a strong outfit and opening the scoring when Chris Malseed played a perfectly weighted ball out wide to Odhran McMacken who squared the Ball to Darren McElwaine and the striker who will represent the Ulster Senior League in the Inter Pros made no mistake in putting the ball into the back of the net. McElwaine turned to provider for his team mate for the Inter Pros squad Oisin McMenamin when he crossed low for him and he converted from close range. Drumkeen battled back hard and a well delivered free kick from Liam McGill resulted in Cathal Doyle pulling one back for the home side. McMacken playing out the right was a real threat and scored a goal after a heavy touch took him straight through the Drumkeen defence and he slotted the ball past Michael Gibson in the Drumkeen net however a clash with the keeper forced him off. Oisin McMenamin got a second after a mistake from Michael Gibson led to him having no trouble in slotting it home to make it four for Rovers. McMenamin put a chance on a plate for Chris Malseed who missed from very close range with the keeper nowhere to be seen. The run up to half time was a tight battle but neither added to their tally and Rovers went up 4 goals to 1. Drumkeen introduced Lee Guthrie and Aaron Doherty at half time and both asked a lot of questions of the Letterkenny defence but Kieran Gorman and Anthony Doherty proved too solid to break through. Drumkeen made another change when Cathal Doyle was forced off through injury and substitute Gerard Bonner made his impact almost immediately when Lee Guthrie’s shot was saved by Letterkenny keeper was put away with Bonner’s first touch of the game. Letterkenny were quick to reply however and scored again almost straight from the tip with Oisin McMenamin completing his hat trick. Trevor Scanlon who came on at left back got his name on the score sheet when he made a run up the pitch and received a cross from Kevin O’Donnell and put the ball past the Drumkeen keeper. Letterkenny pushed hard a forced an own goal form Drumkeen. Letterkenny finally finished the scoring when Oisin Grant put the eighth goal into the Drumkeen net.  Fixtures4 Lanterns USLMonday, September 2nd at 8pmFanad Utd. v Bonagee Utd.Ref. J. McHughWednesday, Sept. 4th at 6:30pmLetterkenny Rovers v Derry City Res.Ref. T. McAreeThursday, Sept. 5th at 6:45pmKildrum Tigers v Finn Harps Res.Ref. C. McLaughlinSunday, Sept. 8th at 2pmLetterkenny Rovers v Cockhill CelticP. CollSwilly Rovers v Drumkeen utd.Ref. V. McLaughlinSaturday, Sept. 7th at 2pmKildrum Tigers Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res.Ref. T. McAree The USL Inter Pro squad will take on Finn Harps on Tuesday night in Finn Park, kick-off at 8pm. All players are asked to be at Finn Park for 6:45pm.Ryan Gildea, Benny Bonner, Conor Carlin, David Shovlin, Seamus “Nanni” Friel (Drumkeen Utd.) Jonathon Minnock, Oisin McMenamin, Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers) Oisin McColgan, Johnny Havlin, Garbhan Friel, Jimmy Bradley, Malachy McDermott, Gerry Gill, Gavin Cullen (Cockhill Celtic) Seamus Houghton, Josh Tracey, Georgie Kelly (Derry City Res.) Darren Cassidy, Paddy McLaughlin (Kildrum Tigers).  SOCCER: COCKHILL AND DRUMKEEN TO MEET IN LEAGUE CUP FINAL was last modified: September 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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

Great year for Wainfest – Nominated for Excellence in Local Government Award

first_img2017 has been a great year for Wainfest and this year’s festival hasn’t even taken place yet!Having just been nominated for an Excellence in Local Government Award under the Best Library Service category and having been described by the former Taoiseach Enda Kenny as the event that best illustrates the values and aspirations underpinning the new Creative Ireland programme, this year’s Wainfest is on course to be the best yet.“This year we are celebrating 21 years of Wainfest and we are delighted that it coincides with the nomination for the prestigious Excellence in Local Government Award 2017 under the Best Library Service category,” says Sinead McLaughlin from the Donegal County Library Service. “Our team in the Council’s Library Service has been working hard this year to bring a number of new dimensions to the festival including extending our family programme.“We have developed new partnerships with other organisations and businesses and this means that for the first time we will be holding an event for every day of the festival. I think our enthusiasm for the festival is catching and it’s great to see so many new bodies and businesses come onboard this year.”Immersed in the magic. Diary of a wimpy kid fans enjoying Wainfest 2015“For example, you can experience the magic in the woodlands with the Glenveagh Education Team, or enjoy a family cooking session with an award winning chef or even meet and greet ‘Critters’ with the help of the Foyle Loughs Agency and the Aqua Explorers who have  teamed up with Éanna Ní Lamhna for this formidable task!”As well as an extensive family programme Wainfest continues to offer an exciting schools programme with authors such as Dan Freedman (Football fanatic author of the Jamie Johnson series), Dave Rudden (Award winning Irish author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark), Jim Smith (Author of Barry Loser), and Máire Zepf (Author of childrens Irish language books) already signed up. Dragon science – making magic happen with Scientific Sue during Wainfest 16Wainfest 2017 which takes place from 7 to 15 October will be officially launched on Friday 22 September in Donegal Castle by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle with special guest Shane Hegarty, author of the Darkmouth series and journalist with the Irish Times.Wainfest is an initiative of Donegal County Council’s Library Service and is supported by E&I Engineering, Pramerica,  Ealaín na Gaeltachta Teoranta, The Heritage Council, The Arts Council, Inishowen Development Partnership, Waters & Communities, Inishowen Family Action Network, Foyle Loughs Agency, OPW and the Donegal Chamber Music Festival.For more on what’s on this year visit www.wainfest.ie or follow Facebook @DonegalCountyLibrary or Twitter @DonegalLibrary, #wainfest.Great year for Wainfest – Nominated for Excellence in Local Government Award was last modified: September 11th, 2017 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) Tags:Donegal County CouncilWainfestlast_img read more

Bedbugs and stinky towns: Horror stories from the minor leagues

first_imgFor more 2019 MLB preview stories, check out our Bay Area baseball guide.Ask a bunch of major leaguers to reflect on the darker moments of their minor league experience, and it’s like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Insect infestations, long, scary, late-night bus rides, smells that will make you wince — even death.If hindsight softens life’s harsher edges, then, holy hell, the minors are a rough place to toil.But don’t take our word for it. Here’s a collection of Giants and A’s …last_img read more

Cinderellas shine at matric dance

first_imgBelles of the ball – thanks to the CapeTown-based Princess Project.(Image: The Celebration Blog)Former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Straussis putting her network to good use byhelping girls to look their best on thenight of their matric dance.(Image: Princess Project)MEDIA CONTACTS • Erica PienaarThe Princess Project+27 21 913 0154 or +27 82 260 2725• Jo-Ann StraussPrincess ProjectChristel JordaanThe second most anticipated occasion in the last year of high school – besides the release of those all-important final results – is the matric farewell.It is the night young ladies and gents dream about the entire year, and is usually filled with glitz and glamour. The build-up starts long before invitations are issued, with fundraising, finding a date and finally, many hours of shopping for the perfect outfit.Matric farewells are the equivalent of the prom in other parts of the world, and usually take place towards the end of the third quarter of the year.But what happens to the many matriculants who cannot afford to buy or even hire a dress for that special evening?A dedicated team is coming to the rescue. The non-profit Princess Project was founded in Cape Town in 2007 by former Stellenbosch University lecturer Helga Leurs. She realised that for many young ladies who cannot afford the expenses connected with a matric dance, it becomes a case of rather not going than not looking the part.This is damaging to confidence levels and because final exams follow soon after, may have a negative effect on motivation and results.Instead of letting this happen, the Princess Project steps in to change the situation.Clothing, hair, makeup, accessories, and transportThe idea is that people donate previously worn matric farewell gowns, wedding or evening gowns, shoes, and other glamorous attire that may be gathering dust in their cupboards, to the project.The Princess Project in turn loans the garments to those less privileged teens who dream about looking like princesses for the evening but do not have the financial capacity to do so.The concept received tremendous feedback from the start, and soon Leurs was inundated with emails and the project threatened to get out of hand. Along came Erica Pienaar, who quit her job and joined the project as CEO. The third member of the original trio is Yolandi Finch, whose job focuses on corporate social responsibility.The project is run nationwide, with approximately 30 volunteers handling their respective branches from Pretoria in Gauteng to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, and from Upington in the Northern Cape to Tzaneen in Limpopo.This network of women is playing their part to help young ladies, and, said Pienaar: ”It’s hard to say how many we have already sponsored but it is in the region of 1 500 in Cape Town alone.”The only condition for participation in the Princess Project is that the beneficiary’s parents cannot afford to buy or hire a dress. The team tries to help as many girls as possible and for this reason the girls have to commit to only one thing: that they return the dress in perfect condition. In this way a wide range can be built up to suit every shape and size.However, the sponsorship does not end with the dress. The girls receive accessories, such as jewellery and handbags, to complete the outfit. The Princess Project also has volunteers from the community standing by, to assist with hair, makeup and even transport.Although Leurs is no longer part of the initiative, Pienaar still has big plans for the future. The team has started collecting men’s suits for young gentlemen who find themselves in the same unfortunate situation, and hopes to further develop that side of the project.The Princess Project was registered as a non-profit organisation at the end of 2010. At the moment they do not have any large corporate sponsors, but there is one company who dry-cleans the the dresses.Said Pienaar: “We would like to find a corporate sponsor to help us pay for a bigger space to store the garments.”Future growth and developmentSomeone else coming to the party – so to speak – is former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss. Her non-profit organisation, established in 2008 and also known as the Princess Project, aims to deliver the same service to deserving girls.Strauss was inspired to start her project after thinking back to her own matric dance, which she attended in a dress bought from a second-hand shop. Her celebrity status has garnered much support from local personalities, who have donated designer dresses and enabled her to assist over 80 girls to date.Strauss is supported in her venture by some of the country’s top magazines, including You, Huisgenoot, and the glossy best-seller Top Billing.In August 2011 Strauss received 114 pairs of party shoes from major retailer Edgars, through an in-store drive for footwear donations at one of its branches, that coincided with a recent launch of top shoe brands.“We’re giving underprivileged young ladies the opportunity to rise above their day-to-day challenges and improve their self-confidence, which is key to their future growth and development,” said Strauss at the event.last_img read more

Mytoptrendz® Set Of 12 Small Flat Wide Thick Hair Elastics Bands Ponytail Holder Rubber bands Hair Ties Accessories – Excellent strength.

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Would You Take A Tech Job That’s Been Open For 6 Months?

first_imgmichael singer How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#Trends Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Just as many companies won’t hire the unemployed, new research suggests workers may tend to avoid jobs that have been open too long. A look at high-growth areas like Silicon Valley reveals some big disconnects between the expectations of tech job employers and job seekers – leaving many positions open and many professionals unemployed. Finding a tech job these days should be as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, right? Not since the dot.com boom of the late 1990s have so many companies sprouted up with a mission to create software and provide online services to the masses. Heck, even jobs in general seem to be making a comeback. The U.S. Labor Department’s national numbers on unemployment claims dropped to 7.8% from 8.1% last week.That optimism might be overheated, however. Information technology-related jobs (IT jobs) saw reductions of 1,700 workers last month, according to research released this week from Foote Partners Research Group. That’s the first monthly drop in IT industry jobs that was not labor related since 2010. Compared to earlier this year, unemployment for IT workers mostly befell Web developers, network architects, computer systems analysts and software developers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Not Time To Panic For Tech WorkersWhile not cause for full-scale panic, the decrease hints at a broader industry problem: Employers can’t find enough qualified employees even as job seekers can’t find qualified openings.In a perfect world, every manager fills open positions as quickly as possible. But even as many workers can’t find appropriate positions, the market for technology professionals in certain geographies and skill-sets is remarkably tight.Some 45% of surveyed hiring managers and recruiters told Dice.com it was taking longer to fill positions relative to last year (June 2012 compared to June 2011). The number one reason, according to Alice Hill, managing director of Dice.com: an inability to find qualified professionals. That was followed by hiring managers being more discerning waiting for the perfect match.The problem is that waiting for the ideal candidate may mean job postings remain open for longer than some job seekers are comfortable with. The longer a job is open, the less likely it will get filled, according to Randstad Technologies a technology recruiter based in the U.K.Does A Job Posting Have A Shelf Life?To test its theory that employers should not keep job postings open indefinitely, Randstad contracted a survey of 2,001 people asking, “How many working days does a vacancy for a permanent job have to be open before it starts to look like a bad job that no one wants?”Technology professionals in the U.K said they thought a post that was vacant an average of 67 days was most likely a job that no one wants. The survey did not indicate what kinds of employers had postings that lasted that long, nor what kinds of jobs could not be filled in more than two months time. Typically, online job posting websites like Dice.com, CareerBuilder.com and SimplyHired.com keep each posting for only a month. Most fill up in two weeks time, according to Dice.com’s Hill.Just as important, there could be many reasons why it’s taking longer to fill a particular position and not necessarily because it’s a “bad” job.“There are instances where consulting or staffing companies are constantly in need of certain professionals,” Hill says. “The job may appear to be the same, but it’s really a unique role with similar qualifications and experience needed.”Testing The Theory In Silicon ValleyDoes this theory really hold true – especially in the hyper-competitive market of Silicon Valley? To find out, we took a look at job listings for tech positions listed on four well-known job-search sites for in Cupertino, Calif., the home of Apple.It seems that some employers do have a hard time filing software developer jobs. A simple search turned up the following un-filled positions posted for more than a month:Dice.comSoftware Developer & Report Writer – posted September 5.Net Software Developer – posted September 7Careerbuilder.comCloudSystem Software Engineer – VI for a high-profile company in Palo Alto – posted 3 weeks agoSoftware Developer at a lesser-known company – posted 3 weeks agoSimply HiredSr. Software Dev Engineer Wireless at a high profile company in Seattle – posted 29 days agoSoftware Development Engineer in Test Framework at a high-profile company in Seattle – posted 17 days agoCraigslistSW. Developer – Music Apps at an unknown company – posted September 8Senior C/C++ Software Developer at an unknown company – posted September 7Job Postings Are Like Real Estate Listings“Recruiting for a tech post is like trying to sell your house. Leave it on the market too long and, for whatever reason, people start to think there is something wrong with it,” said Mike Beresford, managing director of Randstad. “That leads to fewer applications and increased pressures on the rest of the staff left trying to cover the empty position.”While IT jobs continue to be in high demand, the nature of employees and those looking for work in tech remains a dance between employers looking for skilled workers and skilled workers looking for better opportunities.It may seem that in this economy, just posting an open position should be enough to get it filled. But as the research shows, it’s also important to manage expectations – and to refresh job listings left up too long – if we want to get those positions filled and people back to work.Images courtesy of Shutterstock. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ San Miguel overcomes Globalport behind Santos’ heroics “All they’re asking me is to do defense and pressure on the backcourt. Our offense will come. We’re not rushing things, but today, I think I was a little more aggressive because I was confident with the work I’m putting in after our practices,” he said.Dela Cruz has thrived in Codiñera’s frantic system with the Chiefs’ speedy backcourt that include Salado and Marwin Taywan able to terrorize the opposing team’s guards may it be on offense or defense.“I’m used to running teams like this, playing in transition so I believe I fitted quickly to the system,” he said, looking back at his previous stops in NU and UST before arriving in Arellano last year.Dela Cruz relishes his time with Salado the most, noting that the lead Chief has undoubtedly been “a role model” for him.“It’s really all Kent. He’s our senior. All I want is to do my role whenever I’m on the floor,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But one good game isn’t enough, and Dela Cruz knows that he has to sustain this good showing if he wants to find his niche in Codiñera’s rotation moving forward.But more importantly, he and the Chiefs must exhibit poise in their drive to the Final Four in the second round.“We’re all positive. Coach Jerry encourages us to not be down, not get caught up by the losses and criticisms, and to stay positive,” he said.Arellano finishes its first round schedule in a Finals rematch against San Beda on Tuesday. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Enter 22-year-old Levi dela Cruz.The diminutive Davaoeño playmaker has bid his time playing behind the spitfire guard all season long but he stepped out of the shadows on Friday to help Arellano nab the 87-81 come-from-behind win against St. Benilde.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDela Cruz exploded for 24 points, 12 coming in the fourth quarter in the Chiefs’ huge fightback against the Blazers, on top of four assists, three rebounds, and a block.But the transferee credited his breakout performance to coach Jerry Codiñera, who has put a premium on team defense.center_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Levi Dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s no secret that Arellano will live and die by Kent Salado this NCAA Season 93.But it doesn’t mean that there’s no contingency plan for the Chiefs.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIESlast_img read more