Ballance, Moeen lead England fightback against Pakistan

first_imgMoeen Ali’s late counter-attack lifted England to 297 all out on a fluctuating first day of the third Test against Pakistan in Birmingham on Wednesday.Fast bowler Sohail Khan took four wickets to put the hosts in trouble at 158 for five but Gary Ballance made a gritty 70 and Moeen 63 to leave the match delicately poised.Sohail, recalled to the side, removed Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince and Jonny Bairstow after Pakistan had won the toss in overcast conditions at Edgbaston.Hales was the first man out for 17, edging a fine delivery from Sohail to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.Root, who made 254 in the last Test, was caught at first slip by Mohammad Hafeez for three and captain Alastair Cook was trapped lbw by Rahat Ali for 45 before England took lunch on 100 for three.Vince played nicely for his 39 but, as so often in his fledgling Test career, he failed to take full advantage and edged right-armer Sohail to second slip where Younus Khan took a fine low catch.Bairstow, on 12, tried to cut a ball too close to him and gave Sarfraz another easy chance and Pakistan sensed the opportunity to dismiss England for less than 200.But Ballance dug in and Moeen provided watchful support to take the hosts through to tea without further loss.Ballance passed fifty for the first time since being recalled to the side and he struck seven fours in more than three hours at the crease before edging leg-spinner Yasir Shah to Sarfraz down the leg-side.Chris Woakes, on nine, gave the wicketkeeper his fourth catch, off Rahat, and Stuart Broad made 13 before he slashed Mohammad Amir high to Azhar Ali at third slip.Moeen’s cameo ended when he nicked Amir to Sarfraz and Sohail trapped James Anderson lbw to complete figures of 5-96 on his first Test appearance for five years.The four-match series is level at 1-1.last_img read more

Sligo superstar Mona McSharry named on Irish team for European and World Junior Championships

first_imgFerguson, ConorBangorAlan Bircher McSharry, MonaMarlinsGrace Meade Coyne, NiamhNational Centre (Dublin) TallaghtDave Malone NameProgrammeCoach McSharry, MonaBallyshannon MarlinsGrace Meade Walshe, EllenTempleogueBrian Sweeney McMillan, JackBangorPaul Dennis Ferguson, ConorBangorAlan Bircher NameProgrammeCoach World Junior Swimming Championships, 23rd – 28th August, Indianapolis, USAcenter_img Powell, RobertAthloneJohnny Powell McMillan, JackBangorPaul Dennis Reid, RebeccaArdsNelson Lindsay Russell, ShannonLurganCecil Russell National Champions Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson will lead two strong Ireland teams announced today for both the European and the World Junior Swimming Championships this summer.This past weekend at the Irish Open Championships at the National Aquatic Centre McSharry (16) swept the Breaststroke events winning the 50m, 100m and 200m, all in Irish Junior Records while Ferguson (17) completed a Backstroke hat trick winning the 50m, 100m and 200m events; he set an Irish senior record in the 200m and an Irish Junior record in the 50m. Both athletes also went under the consideration time for the senior World Championships in July.Ellen Walshe (Templeogue) will join McSharry and Ferguson for the World Juniors after a 200m Butterfly win at the Open Championships. Niamh Coyne (National Centre Dublin & Tallaght) placed second to McSharry in the 100m Breaststroke while Jack McMillan (Bangor) went under consideration times for both meets when he finished in the silver medal position of the 200m Freestyle behind new Irish Senior record holder Jordan Sloan.All five selected for the World Junior Championships will also compete at the European Junior Championships. They will be joined by Rachel Bethel of Lisburn who won four titles at last weekend’s Championships including the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle and Shannon Russell (Lurgan) who won both the 200m and 400m Individual Medley. Robbie Powell (Athlone) and Rebecca Reid (Ards) complete the nine-strong team that will represent Ireland in Israel in June.Commenting on today’s selections National Performance Director Jon Rudd said, “We are very excited to announce our athletes for these two key junior competitions. Following a highly successful Irish Open Championships last week, it was clear that our coaches and our athletes have embraced the concept of ‘right performance-right time’ and that we have a body of talent here that is truly capable of challenging on a continental and world stage. These are focused teams and these athletes display many of the attributes that you would expect and want at this level, with some of them potentially featuring in our World Championships team when we announce it later this month. Watch this space. Irish swimming is on the move”Team SelectionsEuropean Junior Swimming Championships, 28th June – 2nd July 2017, Netanya, Israel Bethel, RachelLisburnMartin McGann Walshe, EllenTempleogueBrian Sweeney Coyne, NiamhNational Centre (Dublin) TallaghtDave Malonelast_img read more

How To Make Your Resume Stand Out

first_imgResumes are a dime a dozen, so making yours stand out is critical.  You may think that a resume filled with graphics, colorful language and your headshot will capture the attention of the hiring manager, but more likely it will result in your resume ending up on the bottom of the heap. Employers care about what’s in your resume, not how it looks. “It’s really all about content as opposed to style,” says Pamela Skillings, co-founder of job coaching firm Skillful Communications. “Substance comes over style.”When it comes to substance the number one way to ensure your resume gets looked at is to use the same terms in your resume that’s in the job description. Often, companies use automated software to scan resumes before an actual person looks at them, which is why using keywords is so important.“You need to make sure you address all the requirements for the job in the resume,” says Robin Schlinger, a career expert and founder of Robin’s Resumes. “Applicant tracking systems check for the relevant keywords so if you don’t put the phrases in your resume, yours may not be selected.”Equally important is the way you describe your experience in your resume. Conventional wisdom says a resume is a marketing tool and thus should have lots of adjectives and colorful descriptions, but hiring managers are trained to look beyond the fluff. “Everybody is a hands on executive and results driven,” says Mark Jaffe, president of Wyatt & Jaffe, the executive search firm.  “Tell me what you’ve been responsible for, tell me what you accomplished and leave off the poetry.”Many people make the mistake of listing all their skills, but don’t explain what they were able to do with them. Listing your accomplishments instead of  a bunch of fluff will help your resume stand out because it lets the person know  you have a proven track record, and not only possess the skills needed for the job.  If you’ve managed 100 people or boosted sales by 25% in a year, make sure that’s in the resume, says Schlinger.Given the current state of the job market, employers are inundated with thousands of resumes, so another way to have your resume stand out is to keep it short, simple and easy to read.  “The whole world has a bad case of ADD. Attention spans are down to two or three seconds,” says Jaffe. “The way to stand out is to be elegant and concise and keep things very simple and clean.”According to Skillings, since employers are known to quickly scan resumes having a summary section on the top of your resume is a great way to capture the hiring manager’s attention. Skillings says the summary should pull the “greatest hits” of the resume and put them up top in a bullet format or in short paragraphs. You can have an introductory sentence telling a little bit about your experience and then bullet points of your greatest achievements and accomplishments.  “People are lazy and have a short attention span,” says Skillings. “They are going to look at the first few sentences and if they don’t see what they want they are going to move on.”One area of the resume that is hotly debated is the cover letter. Proponents think it’s a must while skeptics say it’s unnecessary in this day and age. One thing they agree on is that if you are sending a cover letter, keep it short.  According to career coach Dorothy Tannahill Moran, use the cover letter to whet the appetite as to what the person will see in the resume. Refrain from writing a book about yourself and why you make a great fit. Your resume should speak for itself and the cover letter should inform the person of what job you are applying for.   “Don’t spend too much time on it,” says Tannahill Moran. “A lot of companies simply ignore them while other companies may electronically store them but not access them,” she says.last_img read more

7 Companies With Amazing Office Rotation Options

first_img“When it’s time for leavin’, I hope you understand… that I was born a ramblin’ man.” The Allman Brothers Band first sang these words back in 1973, but that doesn’t mean they ring any less true today to those who find themselves consumed by wanderlust. Oftentimes, fulfilling your dreams of moving to a new city, state or even country means leaving your employer — but it doesn’t have to. A handful of companies offer programs that allow employees to work out of, rotate between or even permanently transfer to offices across the country (and sometimes globe).Do you get restless after staying in one place for too long? Do you want to explore new cultures, grow your skills and build your career? Do you want to be gainfully employed at a great company while you do so? Then it’s time for you to apply to one of these seven companies.1. ManTechCompany Rating: 3.5Office Locations: Fairfax, VA; Summit Point, WV; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Honolulu, HI; United Kingdom; South Korea and many moreRotation Details: ManTech, an IT contractor to the federal government, has opportunities located around the world and a dedicated team to help people take full advantage of them. Their Mantech Mobility Program helps employees who are ready for a new challenge or location smoothly transition to their next opportunity through a tailored process that connects them with the people and services they need to succeed.See Open Jobs 7. EmersonCompany Rating: 3.5Office Locations: St. Louis, Missouri; Minneapolis, MN; Austin, Texas; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Singapore and moreRotation Details: Through their Engineers in Leadership Program, Emerson selects eight to 18 candidates each year to participate in a two-year rotational program with two assignments over two years — one domestic, the other international. Those selected for the program are offered training, mentorship and connections to help identify their areas of interest and grow their careers.See Open Jobs 3. DeloitteCompany Rating: 3.8Office Locations: New York, NY; Huntsville, AL; Sydney, Australia; Paris, France; Tel Aviv, Israel and many moreRotation Details: As a global business services firm, Deloitte has clients based in approximately 150 companies around the world. And the lucky employees who work for them may have the opportunity to spend time in those different locations on a short-term, project-based or long-term basis, or even as an international transfer. One employee highlighted on their site has gone everywhere from Mexico City to France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and more.See Open Jobs Don’t see anyone hiring in your desired location? Create a job alert to get the latest, most relevant job listings sent right to your inbox.Create Job Alert 5. EdelmanCompany Rating: 3.5Office Locations: San Francisco, CA; London, England; Beijing, China; New York, NY; Washington, DC and many moreRotation Details: Edelman’s Global Fellows Program is open to high-performing, high-potential employees in offices around the world. If selected, Global Fellows are transferred to an international location to work, live and learn for up to 18 months. Since 2010, dozens of employees have participated, traveling to locations like Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Moscow and more.See Open Jobscenter_img 4. Abbott Company Rating: 3.5Office Locations: Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Plano, TX; Seattle, WA; Santa Clara, CA and moreRotation Details: Abbott offers Development Programs for new grads in six different focus areas: Finance, IT, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Environmental Health. Those selected into the program embark on a two- to three-year assignment and rotate between different functions, disciplines and office locations throughout the country.See Open Jobs 2. NFL Company Rating: 3.7Office Locations: Culver City, CA; New York, NY; London, England; Mexico City, Mexico and moreRotation Details: Sports nuts, this one’s for you. The NFL’s Junior Rotational Program allows participants to work a variety of project-based assignments for six to twelve months at a time in different departments within the company, such as Events, Football Operations & Officiating, Communications & Public Affairs and International. Locations vary based on demand, but may include U.S.-based or even international offices.See Open Jobs 6. HSBC HoldingsCompany Rating: 3.5Office Locations: London, England; Miami, FL; Düsseldorf, Germany; Jersey City, NJ and many moreRotation Details: HSBC has an impressive number of programs, both intern and entry-level, that allow participants to work in a variety of different fields and locations. Several notable ones include their Commercial Banking Global Graduate Program, which focuses on areas like Relationship Management, Global Trade and Receivables Finance over 18 months; their Digital Global Graduate Program, which focuses on Retail Banking and Wealth Management across two years; and their Global Banking Internship, which focuses on Global Banking and Markets over 10 weeks. Locations for these programs may include countries like Argentina, France, Singapore, the United Kingdom and more.See Open Jobslast_img read more