Wayne Rooney 1 It’s been quite a night for Wayne Rooney.The England captain became his nation’s all-time leading goalscorer after netting a penalty in the 2-0 win over Switzerland, duly surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s longstanding record.The strike was his 50th for his country – an incredible feat – and the 29-year-old appeared overwhelmed by emotion after dispatching the spotkick.Harry Kane also scored on a memorable night for the Three Lions as they maintained their 100 per cent record in Euro 2016 qualifying.But the night belonged to Rooney, and a host of current and ex-professionals took to Twitter to praise their record breaker.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani claims he never tried to force through a move to Arsenal or Manchester United.The Uruguayan was linked with a move to either of the Premier League duo in the summer as both hunted for new forwards.However, the 28-year-old remained in Paris and has now claimed that was always his wish.“In football, there are a lot of things that depend not on the footballer but on the club,” Cavan told RMC.“Often when a player decides to change club it’s not solely his choice. It’s a decision made in agreement with the club, which seeks the best solution for both parties.“PSG have always shown me their desire to keep me, to make me a player for the future of the club. That’s important for me. It gives me a lot of energy to work.“For three years, people have talked far too much about things that didn’t exist. My desire was always to stay and to reach the goals set by the club. At the moment I feel very good in Paris.” Edinson Cavani 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.They pulled the man over and determined the car was not stolen. They then recovered a stereo taken from a car in the alley, he said. The suspect, whose name was withheld, was arrested and expected to booked on suspicion of theft, Wronkowski said. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. CANOGA PARK – Police in Canoga Park arrested a man early today moments after he broke into a vehicle and stole a stereo, police said. Shortly before 1 a.m., a security guard spotted the 37-year-old man attempting to pry into a car in an alley near De Soto Avenue and Kittridge Street and phoned police to say the man was stealing the vehicle, said Los Angeles police Officer Robert Wronkowski of the West Valley Station. Police went to the alley and found a man fitting the description in a black Toyota Corolla, Wronkowski said. The officers, thinking the car was stolen, followed the man out of the alley and onto De Soto Street, where he threw an item out his window, Wronkowski said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Calling it a message to Congress and President George W. Bush, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday adopted a long-debated resolution urging the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The 12-2 vote makes Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to adopt such a stance. The council said it approved the resolution because it wants the federal government to end the war, which is diverting money from local governments. “We want to let our congressional delegation know we are speaking for the people of this country who want to see an end to the war in Iraq,” said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a Vietnam-era veteran who has been pushing for the measure for months. “To me, this is an illegal and immoral war that never should have been started,” Rosendahl said. “And our Democratic-controlled Congress has not shown the guts to stand up to this president.” “When you look at this city and all its needs, this is money that can be better spent,” Councilman Ed Reyes said. “We have schools where the dropout rate is 50 percent and it becomes fertile ground for military recruiters. We should be asking why don’t we have college recruiters there instead.” [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Voting against the proposal were Councilmen Dennis Zine and Greig Smith. Zine said he did not believe it was appropriate for the council to adopt the resolution. “I agree that what we see now is a civil war,” Zine said. “I don’t want to see this country at war. But I am concerned what other people in the world will say when they see us take this action. “It’s unfortunate, but sometimes there is a heavy price to pay for democracy and independence.” The sentiment of most on the council, however, was strongly against American involvement in Iraq.
NEW YORK – A resume and a brief job interview can’t answer the question that matters most to a new hire’s co-workers: Is this person an absolute pain? Despite a labor shortage in many sectors, some employers are pickier than ever about whom they hire. Businesses in fields where jobs are highly coveted – or just sound like fun – are stepping up efforts to weed out people who might have the right credentials but the wrong personality. Call it the “plays well with others” factor. Job candidates at investment banks have long endured dozens of interviews designed, in part, to see if new hires will get along with everyone they’ll work with. Whole Foods Market Inc. holds group interviews, in which people who will work under a manager are part of the team that grills candidates and collectively picks hires. “They’re here for nine or 10 hours,” Napier said. “We’re very cordial about it. We’re not aggressive, but we haven’t met a human being yet who has the stamina to BS us all day.” There’s a possible downside, however. In a Harvard Business Review article titled “Fool vs. Jerk: Whom Would You Hire?” Tiziana Casciaro of Harvard and Miguel Sousa Lobo of Duke University point out that people generally like people who are similar to them, so hiring for congeniality can limit diversity of opinions. One venture capitalist told the authors that a capable manager he worked with built a team that “had a great time going out for a beer, but the quality of their work was seriously compromised.” That’s not the worry at Lindblad Expeditions, a 500-employee adventure cruise company. Kris Thompson, vice president of human resources at Lindblad, said, “You can teach people any technical skill, but you can’t teach them how to be a kindhearted, generous-minded person with an open spirit.” In the mating dance of job interviews, employers traditionally put their best feet forward, too, trumpeting their wonderful benefits packages while leaving out the bit about working late, eating cold pizza. Not Lindblad. It sends job applicants a DVD showing not one, but two shots of a crew member cleaning toilets. A dishwasher talks about washing 5,000 dishes in one day. “Be prepared to work your butt off,” another says. “It’s meant to scare you off,” company founder Sven Lindblad said. It does. After watching the DVD and hearing an unvarnished description of life onboard a Lindblad ship, the majority of applicants drop out, Thompson said. She asks applicants to tell her about a job that wasn’t what they expected and how they dealt with it. One of the best answers came from Kendra Nelsen, who said that while she was working construction, her male co-workers would help themselves to her tools. Her solution: She painted all her tools hot pink. Nelsen, who started as a deck hand, went on to earn a U.S. Coast Guard license and was just named assistant expedition leader in Antarctica. At KaBoom, a nonprofit that builds playgrounds, the board was hammering co-founder and CEO Darell Hammond four years ago over the organization’s high employee turnover. “I rationalized that they were on the road too much, when in reality, it was the wrong fit in the wrong role,” he said. He started thinking about who left and why, then focused on the characteristics of workers who stayed. The list of traits: Can do, will do, team fit, damn quick and damn smart. His team kept a closer eye on job applicants in the reception area, which is set up as a playground, to see how they acted around playground equipment. “If you’re early, you may have to sit on a swing or the bottom of a slide,” Hammond said. People who stand with a tight grip on their briefcases instead of sitting on the playground equipment aren’t asked back. KaBoom sends prospective project managers to one of its four-day playground building trips, with the actual build on the last day involving 200 to 300 volunteers, many of whom have questions for KaBoom staff. “If they’re not easily approached, or they’re easily stressed – this is the way we find out and they find out if it’s not going to work,” he said. Hammond wouldn’t say what percentage of applicants drop out, but he did say project managers’ tenure has increased since they started sending them on the trips four years ago, from one year’s tenure to between 2 1/2 and three years.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Now other companies are setting up higher hurdles. “In this bloggable, cell-phone camera world, your brand on the inside is going to be your brand on the outside. If you have a bunch of jerks, your brand is going to be a jerk,” said Tim Sanders, former leadership coach at Yahoo Inc. and author of “The Likeability Factor.” With the national unemployment rate low, at 4.7 percent, and the baby boom generation heading into retirement, employers from Microsoft Corp. to rural hospitals are worrying about finding enough workers. But companies like Rackspace Managed Hosting are bucking that trend, working hard to find reasons to turn people away. Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier said, “We’d rather miss a good one than hire a bad one.” The 1,900-person company is divided into 18- to 20-person teams. One team is so close, the whole group shows up to help when one member moves house, Napier said. Job interviews at the San Antonio-based company last all day, as interviewers try to rub away fake pleasantness.
A number of Donegal people have lost their jobs after leading employer Abbott Ireland announced 180 job losses at its Sligo plant.The jobs are to be lost at the company’s plant at Ballytivnan in Sligo Town over the next 12 months.Abbott is one of the major employers in Sligo Town with 300 employees at the plant which opened in 1974. It is hoped many of the losses will be through voluntary redundancies.Business leaders and locals were shocked by the announcement which came as a complete surprise.Management at the company announced it is to streamline its global nutrition business.Workers leaving the plant this afternoon declined to comment on the news. Abbott management say they have no comment to make, aside from a statement which has been issued to the mediaThe Chairperson of Sligo County Council, Cllr Veronica Cawley said he hoped the remaining 120 jobs at the plant are secure.“I hope there will be no more losses from the remaining positions at the plant.“Abbott has been a model employer in Sligo for many decades and I know decision could not have been taken easily,” he said.The IDA have also declined to comment on the matter. Reacting in the past few minutes, Sligo Fianna Fail Senator, Marc MacSharry, said it was devastating news for the locality, and the Taoiseach and Minister for Jobs need to speak out on the matter.Sinn Fein Deputy for Sligo and North Leitrim Michael Colreavy said he was very disappointed at the news.“It is a major blow not just to those working in Abbott but to the entire community who depend on these jobs.“I just hope that these people will get fair redundancy packages. I am also calling on the Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton to ensure he can do all he can to attract an alternative industry into this area. “These jobs will be missed and need to be replaced as soon as possible,” he saidAbbot says is remains committed to Ireland and currently employs around 4,000 people across 13 different sites across the country.DONEGAL WORKERS AMONG 180 TO LOSE THEIR JOBS AT ABBOTT IRELAND IN SLIGO was last modified: October 17th, 2012 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:180ABBOTT IRELANDjob losses?sligo
1 Leicester owner Srivaddhanaprabha arrives at a restaurant in Leicester to celebrate the title Leicester City’s generous Thai owners will buy every member of the Premier League title-winning squad a £32,000 Mercedes as a thank you for their incredible efforts over the past nine months.Thrilled at the Foxes’ historic championship victory, the 30-man squad will each receive the car from generous owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – at a cost of £960,000. Tottenham’s draw with Chelsea on Monday night put the East Midlands club in an unassailable position at the top of the table and secured the most unlikely of titles. And the 30 B-Class Electric Drive Mercs will be rolling up the driveways of the players in the coming weeks. The near-£1million gesture is a drop in ocean for owner Srivaddhanaprabha, who is worth an estimated £2billion. The Srivaddhanaprabha family amassed their wealth through their travel retail operation – mainly duty free outlets in South East Asia. Leicester have won the league with two games remaining and they will lift the trophy after the match with Everton at the weekend.
Slaven Bilic West Ham have enquired over the availability of Belgian prodigy Isaac Mbenza.The Valenciennes winger featured prominently for the Ligue 2 club last season, scoring seven goals and providing a further three assists.His displays caught the eye of scouts from the Premier League and, according to Foot Mercato, West Ham are ready to take a gamble on the 20-year-old.The only factor holding the Hammers back from making a bid is Mbenza’s lack of experience in a top-flight league but scouts are seeking to persuade Slaven Bilic to take a risk on the player.A Belgium youth international, Mbenza graduated from Valenciennes’ academy last year and was awarded with a three-year professional contract. 1