Westbrook, Durant provide All-Star highlight

first_imgWestern Conference guard Russell Westbrook, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant played together for only 81 seconds in the All-Star Game, just one very early stint.It was enough for a signature highlight.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Golden State is 3-0 against Oklahoma City this season, so it’s not like Durant and Westbrook haven’t been around each other. But Sunday night marked the first time they shared an in-game huddle since last spring, when the Thunder season — and the Durant era — ended with a loss to Golden State in the West finals.“It was a great basketball play,” Durant said. “He was open so I threw him the lob. He can jump really high so yeah, good play.”At the time, no one knew it would be overshadowed later by Anthony Davis setting an All-Star record with 52 points — and then again when word came postgame that Sacramento is sending All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans.Cousins played only two minutes, which made the trade potential quite obvious. But Western Conference coach Steve Kerr insisted that was planned because Cousins wasn’t physically feeling his best.“He said, ‘I’m pretty banged up, and I really don’t want to play much,’” Kerr said, detailing a conversation he said he had with Cousins on Saturday. “Just give me a few minutes, and that’s plenty.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Cousins joins Davis in New Orleans after multi-player deal 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG A give-and-go — Westbrook to Durant, back to Westbrook for a dunk, rekindling their Oklahoma City magic for a moment — was the one of the most ballyhooed moments of Sunday night’s showcase in New Orleans. The Western Conference bench broke into celebration, replete with Stephen Curry even tossing a cup of ice water into a timeout huddle, though Westbrook tried to downplay it all afterward.“Yeah, he threw a lob,” Westbrook said. “That’s all that happened. Just threw a lob. It’s basketball. That’s it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThat wasn’t it, of course.The Durant-Westbrook story line was huge coming into the All-Star Game, which the West won 192-182. The tale is well known: Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State last summer, and the relationship between the former Thunder teammates has either been frosty or nonexistent since, depending on which perspective one wants to believe. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board memberlast_img read more

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Mandir showdown leads to multiple charges

first_imgA dispute between members of two families in Patentia, West Bank Demerara, which escalated on April 14 at the Patentia Mandir has led to multiple charges over threatening behavior.At the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Danmattie Sooknauth, 58, of Patentia Housing Scheme was placed on self-bail after she entered a not guilty plea on the charge of abusive language to Vindawattie Sookram. The married housewife who has three children, will return to court on July 29.Meanwhile, Sugnauth Sookram, 31, son of Vindawattie pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on April 14 he unlawfully assaulted Roopnand Sooknauth [husband of Vindawattie] at the Patentia Mandir. The defendant who is a taxi driver was placed on $10,000 bail and will make his next court appearance on July 23.According the Prosecution’s case, the altercations between the two families exploded after a young man attached to the Sooknauths reportedly confiscated a quantity of Parsad [Hindu sweetmeat] during a Navratri observance at the Patentia Mandir. This caused a row between the two families where abusive language was hurled and some individuals assaulted.Vidawattie Sookram was previously accused of physically assaulting Danmattie Sooknauth while Roopchand Sugnauth was charged on April 25 for assault and bodily harm.last_img read more

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Guyanese convicted for smuggling cocaine to US

first_imgThe owner of Sukdeo Sons Fishing in Brooklyn, New York, which imports fish from Guyana was convicted after being ‘caught red handed’ with a US million shipment of cocaine.Convicted drug trafficker Heeralall SukdeoHeeralall Sukdeo, 60, was convicted on Friday last in the Brooklyn Federal Court for smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in frozen shrimp.Sukdeo claimed he was duped by a relative, who is in the fish business. Assistant US Attorney Ryan Harris told the court the defendant is a drug smuggler by while reiterating that they caught him red handed.The cocaine was shipped from Georgetown, Guyana, and arrived at the Red Hook pier in June 2015 addressed to “Randolph Fraser” which is apparently Sukdeo’s alias. It was reported that a drug-sniffing dog noticed something fishy about the container, hence drew suspicions from the US law drug enforcement unit.However, agents secretly removed the coke-filled crustaceans and tailed the container after it cleared customs on June 15, 2015. The container was delivered to an unidentified warehouse in Brooklyn where agents spotted Sukdeo “together with others… organising and supervising the unloading” of the shipment.Sukdeo’s US$500,000 bail was revoked after the verdict.last_img read more

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Verstappen hits back at Hamilton and Vettel

first_img0Shares0000‘I’m in their heads’: Verstappen at Thursday’s press conference in Austin © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / CLIVE MASONAUSTIN, United States, Nov 1 – Max Verstappen on Thursday hit back at his critics, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, saying their post-race comments in Mexico last Sunday proved that he was “in their heads”.The Red Bull driver told reporters at a news briefing at the Circuit of the Americas ahead of this weekend United States Grand Prix that Mercedes’ Hamilton had been “silly” and “disrespectful” in what he had said. Hamilton, who is set to win his sixth drivers’ world championship this weekend, had answered questions about the Dutchman’s on-track aggression by saying he treated him differently to other rivals and gave him extra room.The pair had clashed on the opening lap of the Mexican Grand Prix and while Hamilton recovered to win the race, Verstappen went on to collect a puncture in a failed attempt to pass Valtteri Bottas, in the second Mercedes before pitting.He finished sixth after a thrilling drive through the field.Verstappen objected, he said, to Hamilton saying he had been “torpedoed” by him.“Looking at Turns One and Two in Mexico, I don’t think that happened,” he said. “I think, from my side, it is a bit of a silly comment to make because I think I always race hard, but fair, and I think it is just not correct.“Of course, it’s easy to have a dig at someone, but from my side, it’s fine. It’s always positive when someone talks about you because it means you are in their head.”He added: “I think that from my side, it shows already that I’m in their heads and I guess that’s a good thing.“I don’t need to dig into other people in a press conference because first of all I think it’s a bit disrespectful as well — I prefer to fight on track, which I love to do.“And, of course, I like to fight hard, but on the edge, otherwise – if they want me to stay behind — it’s better just to stay at home.”“I really want to take the fight to them because that’s what we are here for – we are racers, we are in F1. I think we are the best out there and, yeah, we do fight for victories because that’s what I live for.”Hamilton’s comments on giving extra space on track for Verstappen were supported by Vettel. “Yes and yes, copy and paste!” he said. “It’s true.”Verstappen has slipped to fifth in the drivers’ championship since the European summer break in August without adding to his two earlier wins in Austria and Germany.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fairy tale ending for Ducks

first_imgAnd their little team, a team based on a … Disney movie, now reigns supreme in the NHL while Canada once again is left searching for its sporting soul. That’s 14 years and counting since they raised the cup in Canada. Fourteen years since the world seemed on its proper axis above the 49th parallel. Hockey barely registers on the sporting map in Southern California. It’s relegated to back pages and five seconds at the end of local broadcasts. It’s a sport admired but barely understood. ANAHEIM – O Canada, how can it be? Another Stanley Cup lost to some NHL upstart. Lost to a team on the West Coast. Worse, from California. Even more unsettling, to a team from Orange County. They hang 10 in Orange County, they don’t practice power plays. The only things frozen in Orange County are margaritas. Ninety-nine percent of the people in the O.C. have never touched a puck, unless its first name is Wolfgang. They think icing is what you do after a tough day on the back nine. But the Anaheim Ducks spent Wednesday night posing for pictures next to the Stanley Cup after having their way with the Ottawa Senators, 6-2, to breeze to the NHL title in five quick games. And Canada thought there were no indignities left to suffer after having watched teams from Carolina and Tampa Bay raise Lord Stanley’s silver chalice. Ducks were yet to come. “It’s kind of surreal at this point,” said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. “You can’t fathom that you got it done.” Hey, imagine the trouble they’re having with the concept in the land of maple leafs. This is the third consecutive time Canada advanced a team to the Stanley Cup Finals, only to lose to a team from the U.S. The Canadian national sport, and it keeps getting usurped by cities that don’t even know what winter is. That couldn’t tell the difference from a forecheck and a bounced one. How could it be? What next, the U.S. takes control of the Mounties? Starts speaking French? Adopts the queen? A country where hockey is a way of life, its lifeblood, and it’s again lost its grand sporting prize to an area where the biggest reaction to capturing the Stanley Cup this morning will largely be, “Oh, that’s nice. How’s the surf today?”‘ It should be no secret how the U.S. keeps beating Canada at its own game: It has better Canadians. Seventeen of the 20 players the Ducks suited up Wednesday were from Canada. All six of their goals were scored by Canadians. The goalie is from Canada. Carlyle is from Canada. How do you think Toronto won those World Series? They had better Americans. Also Dominicans. Thanks for the role model. The Ducks added a Swede, a Finn and even a couple of Americans from the Eastern Time Zone, and it was too much for Ottawa. The Ducks won because they were more physical, better in the net, were more opportunistic, made fewer mistakes, and in truth, were a tad luckier. Not that I think anyone up north missed poor Ottawa Senator Chris Phillips scoring what they call in soccer an own-goal. Of course, people who do that on soccer’s biggest stage down south have to go into hiding. Fortunately for Phillips, the Senators did not lose by a single goal. The Ducks scored first, last and the most in between. It was a great day to be named Niedermayer. To be goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The best day for orange and black in the O.C. since Halloween. It was a lousy day to be goalie Ray Emery, who suffered his first truly poor game in the finals, and had to suffer hearing the Honda Center sell-out crowd of 17,372 chant his name in derision. It was a really bad day to be a member of the Los Angeles Kings. This may come as something of a shock to Canada, but it’s not like all hockey fans in Southern California are going to embrace the Ducks as Stanley Cup champions. The Kings have been an NHL team for 40 years and never won a Cup, and this team that was supposed to be living in their shadow, that has only been around for 13 years, is slobbering all over it? The Ducks won handily, too. Were clearly the superior team. When the Ducks squeaked out a victory in the opener, this had all the makings of a tight, evenly played series. Instead, Ottawa won one game and then barely showed Wednesday. “Anaheim is a helluva team,” said Senators coach Bryan Murphy. “Played extremely well throughout. Well coached. We knew all those things. “But we thought we would have competed and the series would have gone longer at any rate.” It was nothing doing. The Senators never really seemed in the game Wednesday. They played a strong second period and still trailed 4-2. By the third period, the Honda Center crowd could sense the inevitable. There may not be legions of hockey fans in Southern California, but the ones that are there are nothing if not passionate. “Hockey has gained huge support in this area and I believe this gave a big boost for hockey in California,” said Ducks wing Teemu Selanne. “In the future you’re going to see more and more great hockey players coming from this area.” Hey, one would be a start. It’s not like it’s going to replace AYSO or anything. For now the West Coast can content itself on importing its hockey superstars. But fear not, Canada, you will get to see the Cup again, and soon. Remember, every player gets to keep the Cup for one day. And most of the Ducks still call Canada home. Give her a wave and a sigh. You’re allowed to visit. To remember those thrilling days of yore when the Cup almost seemed the personal property of the Canadiens and Oilers and Maple Leafs. Until it finally returns, however, remember down here, surf’s up. Alas, and the Ducks. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com.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

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Olivier Giroud responds to talk of leaving Arsenal for Marseille

first_img Olivier Giroud 1 Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has stated that he would consider a move back to Ligue 1 with Marseille – but not anytime soon.The Frenchman, who joined Arsenal from Montpellier in 2012, signed a new deal with the Gunners in January which ties him to the club until the summer of 2019.Montpellier’s Ligue 1 rivals Marseille are assembling a strong team to challenge for the title next season, bringing in Dimitri Payet and Patrice Evra during the winter transfer window.And Giroud also admitted that he could move to Marseille later in his career, although he insists that a transfer will not happen in the near future.Asked whether he would consider a move to Ligue 1 or Marseille by French radio station RMC, he said: “Why not?“But I see my future, for the short or medium term, in England.“That’s why I extended my contract with Arsenal.”last_img read more

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Motherwell insist Jake Hastie has not signed for Rangers

first_img“Obviously he’s got a decision to make but at the moment it’s very much worrying about the game tomorrow and enjoying his Player of the Month award.“No decision has been made at this moment in time. Jake’s got a decision to make.“We do our very best with it. We can’t pull money out of nowhere. What we do is try and convince him and we’re very honest with people and Jake’s very appreciative of that. “It’s up to him and it’s a tough decision for young boys but we’re doing our best with it, we’re giving him game time and he’s doing very well for the football club at this moment in time. “That has to be our main focus. We have to focus on the game coming up tomorrow, which is a difficult fixture for us, and the remaining nine or ten games of the season.” Hastie was asked about the potential move as he received his award and said: “That’s all speculation. My main focus is the game [against Hamilton] tomorrow.”When asked if he had spoken to other clubs, Robinson interjected and said Motherwell were still trying to persuade him to remain with the club and there had been no deal done elsewhere.“There’s a lot of speculation. That’s down to how well he’s been playing, as with all good players,” the manager said.“But the word speculation is because people are speculating at the minute. He’s concentrating very much on tomorrow’s game and will do. Motherwell have insisted that Jake Hastie has not signed a pre-contract deal with Rangers. Manager Stephen Robinson says they will do everything they can to keep the player at the club.The winger has caught the eye after a run of impressive first-team appearances this year and has been awarded with the Player of the Month award for February – but is out of contract at Fir Park at the end of the season.That leaves the 19-year-old free to talk to other clubs and a newspaper report said Rangers have won the race for his signature ahead of Celtic, Hull, Middlesbrough, Derby and Millwall.last_img read more

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SK Telecom and Intel Demonstrate High-Performance Virtualized User Plane

first_imgWith the arrival of 5G, network operators will be challenged on two fronts: Most obviously, their network will need to deliver performance that satisfies the potential of 5G’s massive bandwidth, but they will also need to ensure that the network remains scalable and flexible, so they can innovate freely and respond to new commercial opportunities.To prepare for this need for flexibility and scale, South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom has already virtualized its entire mobile core. That includes the Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW), Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW). Much of the old and new equipment in the network has been migrated to a virtual network function (VNF), including the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Value-Added Systems (VAS), and management systems that are virtualized and integrated to the Management and Orchestration (MANO) system.However, the company’s implementation was based on Single Root Input/Output Virtualization (SR-IOV) and PCI passthrough (PCI-PT). This enabled it to meet its performance requirements, but came at the cost of hardware and software dependencies that mean the solution can only be used in appliance-like deployments. It wasn’t able to deliver the cloud-like agility, scalability, and flexibility that NFV is capable of.Virtualizing without compromiseTo enable more cloud-ready agility, Intel and SK Telecom carried out a proof of concept together to investigate how the virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) can be implemented on standard hardware. The aim was to demonstrate the performance 5G requires, without introducing software and hardware dependencies.The proof of concept solution is based on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor, which has 28 cores and 56 hyperthreads, enabling the performance and virtual machine density required. The secret ingredients were the hardware-assisted Network Interface Cards (NICs). To improve performance, the NICs use hashing to direct all the packets from a particular user device to the same worker core on the processor, first time.Enabling High PerformanceTests were conducted using four different traffic profiles, with different levels of upload and download activity. For example, one user profile had 10% uplink traffic and 90% downlink traffic, which might represent someone streaming video or other media content. Another profile was more balanced, with 42.5 percent uplink traffic, and 57.5 percent downlink.For packet rates of between 30 and 42 million packets per second, the tests consistently showed more than 200Gbps throughput with latency of 70 microseconds. This demonstrates that the solution can be used to meet the performance requirements of 5G without compromising on hardware independence.To find out more, read the solution brief, Accelerating the Virtualized User Plane for 5G Readiness, which includes further details of the hardware tested, how the tests were conducted, and the results seen.last_img read more

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Court Delays Controversial Patagonian Dams

first_imgCOYHAIQUE, CHILE—An unexpected decision by an appeals court in Puerto Montt, Chile, yesterday put on hold a proposal to build five dams on the Baker and Pascua rivers in the Patagonian region of Aysén. The court agreed to examine claims of irregularities in the environmental review of the $3.2 billion HidroAysén project, which was approved by the local government on 9 May. The hydroelectric scheme, backed by the Chilean Colbún and Spanish-Italian Endesa companies, is designed to generate power for central Chile; its reservoirs would flood nearly 6000 hectares of Patagonian land. Long opposed by environmentalists, the project has sparked massive protests throughout Chile since its approval last month. Opponents, including local entrepreneurs, objected that the review of the dams by the Commission for Environmental Assessment and approval by the government violated their constitutional rights. They also said that critical information—such data on the risk of landslides and tsunamis around reservoirs—had been ignored in the review. The court has allowed 3 months to resolve the appeal. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Universidad de Concepción hydrological engineer Claudio Meier, a consultant who reviewed the document for the government, said, “Some basic aspects were missing in the baseline [environmental assessment] chapter, such as actual bed-load measurements; ecology of potentially impacted species … and effects of changes in water and sediment flows on river morphology.” Without such data it is impossible to adequately evaluate impacts or ensure safety, he said. HidroAysén’s lawyer, Mario Galindo, told the Chilean media that the court’s action “does not affect us at all, nor the schedules … for the implementation of the project.” The company reported that within the next few days it will be required to return to court to defend the 9 May decision approving the dams.last_img read more

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Apply Early To Improve Your Chances Of Landing An Interview

first_imgMom was right: Getting up early can pay off. And so does showing up early in the job search.More than one-fourth of jobs were filled with candidates who applied within within the first two days of a posting, according to new research from StartWire. Half the jobs in StartWire’s research went to people who had applied in the first week.The research helps answer the question: Is it better to be early in when there’s likely to be a large number of candidates applying for an opening?“Intuitively we know this,” said StartWire CEO Chris Forman. “People who apply earlier get hired at a greater rate than those who apply later.”“Job seekers underestimate the importance of being at the front of the hiring line,” he said, noting that it’s like the accounting method FIFO – first in, first out to be interviewed. Employers have postponed hiring for as long as they possibly can to hold off on the expensive of adding to their staff, so once a manager gets approval to add a job, they may have the mindset: “I need them tomorrow,” said Forman.Here are five tips from Forman on making the most of being early to apply:Recruiters are running fast. So after they have developed a good list of applicants to interview, usually around eight to 10 candidates, they rarely look at later resumes that come in.  This is especially true in jobs when there’s a big supply of candidates. So make sure when you’re applying for a customer service job in Detroit, you’re one of the first to send in your resume.Find a friend. Seek out an internal contact within the company “who can put in a good word for you,” said Forman. “You go to the top of the list” as a referral and get priority as someone who is already recommended by a staffer. If you don’t know anyone there, spend some time building relationships – even if it means going old school, and asking an HR manager for an informational interview, he said. Later on that person could possibly refer you into a job.Remember: Not all jobs are posted. Some show up only on internal career sites for companies so be sure to set up a job agent so you learn of those. Others are filled through referrals or by hiring a consultant who has been doing part of the work already.Plan for a daily dose of openings. Use job site tools to have them delivered to you, and look at the newest postings each day. Understand what tools the big sites offer and employ them to help make your search simpler. If you block out an hour a day you can apply to a handful of new opportunities then.If you’re working full-time, even in a job you dislike, be more selective on applications. Think of it like a baseball player at bat, Forman said: “You can swing or you can wait for your pitch.” If you have a paycheck already, wait for the pitch that suits them. Ideal ones  he said, are jobs where you are “super-qualified,” know someone within the company (as a referral) and can apply for the opening early. If you have all three of those going for you, your chance of making it to a phone interview list are “many times greater,” he said.The StartWire research is based on 6,600 jobs at all levels filled in the last 12 months at 15 employers. The employers are anonymous, but employ 1,000 to 15,000 people. One way to avoid the black hole seems to swallow up resumes is to be one of the first applicants, said Forman.If you are behind the curve, you may want to go ahead anyway and apply late. StartWire’s research is an interesting factoid, but it may not apply to every situation and it doesn’t show a cause and effect between being early to apply and getting hired, said Forman. Plus some jobs are difficult to fill, such as those that require a security clearance or advanced programming languages or the ability to speak Hindi or Mandarin, so your chances will be good even if the opening has been around for 30 or 60 days.last_img read more

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