Mark Hughes hoping Stoke can use Jose Mourinho ban to their advantage

first_imgMark Hughes hopes Stoke can take advantage of Jose Mourinho’s absence when the Blues visit the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. “Unless an FA official is actually sat on Jose’s knee, I don’t think anyone would know.” Chelsea have lost more than half their Premier League matches and are languishing in 15th place in the table. They lost on penalties at the Britannia only last week in the Capital One Cup – a result sandwiched by league defeats against West Ham and Liverpool. Hughes felt Chelsea’s struggles overshadowed the achievement of his side that day – and hopes to prove a point on Saturday. The Welshman said: “I’d like to think if we put in the level of performance that we did in the Capital One Cup then hopefully we’ll get a few more mentions. “Anything that ups the level of performance you’re at liberty to use (as motivation) and that’s what we’ll try to do. “Our motivating factor isn’t to compound the situation people feel Jose’s in. It’s about us. We’re on a decent run of form. I think Arsenal and Tottenham are the only two teams that have earned as many points as us over the last six games. “We know we need to improve our home form. Obviously we went some way towards that with our performance against Chelsea last time out here. We’ll have to hit the same levels. “You saw midweek in the Champions League that, even when they’re struggling somewhat, towards the latter stages when the opposing team had pegged them back, they’ve still got individuals who can turn the game. ” Hughes welcomes back defender Geoff Cameron from a thigh problem, leaving Marc Muniesa and Shay Given as his only absentees. The Stoke boss acknowledged the depth of his squad was leaving some players unsatisfied. Peter Crouch this week said he might be open to a move in January having not started a Premier League game all season, but Hughes wants to hold on to the striker. He said: “It’s understandable to a certain extent. What we’ve tried to be is fair and make Peter, and other players who’ve been in a similar situation, understand them not being involved. They just need to be patient. “Peter is a unique player. He’s a big part of what we do so I’d be very loath to let him leave.” That means he is not allowed to be at the Britannia for the match – an unusual situation that Stoke boss Hughes admits could work both ways. He said: “Jose’s had any number of run-ins this year, maybe he’s just a little bit tired of trying to argue his case. “I think Jose’s got a little bit of a gripe with the powers that be and maybe they’re coming down really hard on him at the moment. “I’m not quite sure of the full details of why he is banned but obviously that may well impact negatively on the team, or it might be a positive. It’s a tough one to call from our point of view whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing. “You would think without his influence at half-time or just prior to the game, that would take something away. But it’s always good to see Jose in the dugout opposite and I know our crowd enjoy seeing opposition managers and that gets them going.” Mourinho suggested on Friday he might not even watch the game and insisted he would not do anything to try to flout the ban. During his first spell at Stamford Bridge he reportedly got around a UEFA-imposed stadium ban by hiding in a laundry skip. Hughes admitted he did not see how the punishment was 100 per cent enforceable, saying: ” Who’s to say he hasn’t got a phone to his ear and is in touch with his coaching staff? Who’s going to know? Mourinho will serve a one-match stadium ban imposed following his half-time dismissal against West Ham last month. The Chelsea boss has found himself in disciplinary hot water on more than one occasion already this season and on Friday opted to accept the punishment rather than submit an appeal. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cádiz helps in the manufacture of protection screens

first_imgIn the fight against the coronavirus, union and solidarity are needed, that’s why Cádiz has joined with different companies to collaborate in the manufacture of protective screens for professionals at the foot of the canyon working for the health and safety of all citizens.A week ago, Cádiz announced that it would provide aid to the European group from Cádiz with a financial contribution. that it facilitate the acquisition of the necessary material for the creation of sanitary material that, ultimately, would be donated to the Puerta del Mar University Hospital. Days after, the cadista club donated to a businessman in the city a total of 60 reels of PLA filament with which 2,500 sanitary protection screens were manufactured that were distributed by different health centers.This afternoon Cádiz has announced through its social networks that they have already received another 50 coils of PLA filament that will be donated to collaborators from Impresiones C3DIZ to continue producing sanitary material that, according to the club, this time will be distributed among health personnel, Police, Civil Protection … in short, the professionals who are on the front line of infections.In addition, the entity is carrying out different initiatives to help in the fight against COVID-19, such as the charity I Carranza eSports Trophy which is still at stake.last_img read more

4 Ways To Avoid Job Search Burnout

first_imgWe’ve all been there: slogging through job listings, painfully updating resumes, writing cover letter after cover letter. Maybe we all dread job searching simply because it’s boring. But that’s okay. Part of being an adult is dealing with un-fun things and job searching happens to be one of those. But don’t throw in the towel just yet—there’s hope to make this process better, even if it’s just a little bit better.Here 4 effortless ways to avoid job search exhaustion:1. Set a daily time limitDo NOT spend all day job searching. You will burn out faster than a one-inch candle wick. Instead, allocate a specific amount of time to the job hunt and stick to it. For example, spend three hours every day, or 2 hours every Sunday. Be as productive and efficient as you possibly can within your allotted time frame. Then, at the end of your time, you’ve done your work for the day and are now free to watch as many kitten GIFs as you’d like without worrying about how you should be doing something else. Job searching is the product of weeks of dedication, not one big binge session. And best of all, when you break a big, daunting task into a bunch of smaller tasks, it miraculously becomes a whole lot less daunting.[Related: Here’s Why Your Job Search Shouldn’t Be A Race to the Finish Line]2. Treat YourselfTake a cue from Aziz Ansari (NOTE: If you don’t know, watch now!), when you’ve completed your job searching for the day (or week, or whatever schedule you’ve set), reward yourself. When there’s light at the end of the tunnel, you’ll make it through to the other side in better shape. Think about how good a run in the park will feel after you close your laptop. End your evening by going to the movies, even if it’s a weekday. You’ll stay motivated to submit that last resume if you have something to look forward to.[Related: Top Companies for Compensation & Benefits]3. Network the way YOU want toA schedule full of coffee dates and informational interviews can make even the most extroverted of people want to sign up for a silent retreat. So, how can you make this exhausting process a little more energizing? Network the way you want to. Do you have a favorite juice bar? Go there instead of a jam-packed Starbucks. Haven’t been to your local wine bar in a while? Share a glass of wine with someone there. If you’re sending emails, make them interesting! Write something that makes you smile or that you think will make the other person smile. Infuse a bit of soul into a seemingly soul-sucking process.[Related: Do These 5 Things Before Giving Up on Your Job Search]4. Find daily inspirationIf that means typing “inspiring quotes” into Google, by all means, do that. Find ways to remind yourself to keep plugging away, no matter what. Watch a TEDTalk, read an uplifting article, email a friend and ask for advice. It’s amazing how different things can feel when you shift your perspective, especially when it’s toward the positive. DISCOVER: The Dos & Don’ts of Playing Pokemon Go At Worklast_img read more

Should You Move to a New City for Work?

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A Journeyman/Apprentice plumber M.J. Flaherty Plumbing & Heating Pittsburgh, PA Licensed Massage Therapist Soothe Pittsburgh, PA 3.7★ See more jobs in Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ 2.9★ Commercial Property Outreach Manager – PIT Plug Smart Pittsburgh, PA 3.7★ Find Jobs Where You Want to Live 23 hours ago 23h Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA CDL-A Owner Operator Truck Driver USA Truck Pittsburgh, PA N/A Once upon a time, you were born in a city, raised there, got a job there and retired there. But in recent years, Americans have become more likely to look for work beyond their hometown. In fact, the latest report from Glassdoor’s economic research team — Metro Movers: Where Are Americans Moving for Jobs, And Is It Worth It? — found that more than a quarter (28.5 percent) of Glassdoor users applied to jobs outside their metropolitan area. But does that mean it’s a good idea to move for work?The truth is, there is no one answer — each person has to decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not relocating is right for them. But if you need some help in the decision-making process, try asking yourself these questions.1. What are the job opportunities?Even if you already have a job offer, there’s no guarantee that you’ll stay with that company forever — in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American changes jobs almost every four years — so it’s well worth making sure that the city you’re thinking of moving to has a healthy labor market. Take a look at factors like the unemployment rate and the number of open jobs compared to the population in order to determine what the job outlook is in the areas you’re targeting.Here were the cities that Glassdoor identified as the Best Cities for Jobs in 2017 when considering hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction.1. Pittsburgh, PA (City Score: 4.4)2. Indianapolis, IN (City Score: 4.4)3. Kansas City, MO (City Score: 4.4)4. Raleigh, NC (City Score: 4.4)5. St. Louis, MO (City Score: 4.4)6. Memphis, TN (City Score: 4.4)7. Columbus, OH (City Score: 4.3)8. Cincinnati, OH (City Score: 4.3)9. Cleveland, OH (City Score: 4.3)10. Louisville, KY (City Score: 4.2)10 Best Cities for Work-Life Balance2. How will your salary change?Of course, it depends on the specific job offer you receive and the area you move to, but Glassdoor’s Metro Movers study found that those who are willing to move to new cities for work are usually rewarded for it in the form of a higher paycheck.Source: Glassdoor ResearchBut again, even if you already have an offer from a company, you should look at whether salaries in the city you’re thinking about moving to are generally higher or lower than your current location in case that particular opportunity doesn’t work out. Glassdoor’s Salaries tool is a great resource for figuring out average salaries by geographic location, as is the monthly Local Pay Reports published by Glassdoor’s Econ team, which track median base pay and year-over-year growth in 10 major metropolitan areas.The bad news? Even if you’re going to get a bump in salary, that won’t always make up for a sharp increase in the cost of living, which takes us to question #3…3. What’s the cost of living?When you make a major move to another metro area, odds are that the cost of living is going to be different than where you are. Sometimes, there will be just a small bump in the cost of living from one area to another, or even a decrease — other times, though, you’ll be looking at a drastic jump in expenses.Since housing is often your biggest monthly expense, it makes sense to look at the median home value or the median rent in the area you’re looking at. Whether you plan on renting or buying, Zillow will have relevant information for you. You can even use tools on the website to calculate how much you can reasonably afford per month in rent or for your mortgage. For other expenses, like groceries, entertainment and transportation, you can look at crowd-sourced sites like Numbeo.As mentioned before, a salary boost doesn’t mean much without cost of living factored in — luckily, there are a handful of sites that tell you how far your salary will go in another city, which can make evaluating salary offers much easier. A couple of my personal favorites come from NerdWallet and CNN Money.4. What does the city offer in terms of culture? It might surprise you to hear that the top destinations for job seekers are among the most expensive in the country — the top three cities metro movers are applying to are San Francisco, New York City and San Jose, CA. If the only thing you care about is cost of living, then it might seem totally crazy to move to one of these cities. But for many, the hefty price tag is worth it.The most expensive cities tend to go hand-in-hand with amazing restaurants, world-class entertainment, excellent shopping and stunning natural beauty. Of course, that’s not to say you can’t see a great show or get a good bite to eat in a more affordable city, but the reputation major cities have earned aren’t without merit.Figure out what’s most important to you — whether that’s a diverse population, outdoor activities, a thriving theater community, professional sports teams, etc. — and figure out what sort of presence there is in the city you’re thinking about moving to. You can’t go wrong looking at the city on TripAdvisor or simply Googling “Things to do in [name of city]”.4 Things You Need to Do Before Relocating for a Job5. Is the company worth it?When you first get a job offer, it’s usually the salary that catches your eye. But to bust out an old cliché, money isn’t everything. In fact, the data have proven it time and time again. When looking at which factors make employees the happiest, Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain found that salary didn’t even crack the top three. Instead, the top three predictors of employee satisfaction were culture and values, the quality of senior leadership and the career opportunities available at the company.Before you accept an offer, make sure to look up company reviews on Glassdoor. There, you can check out detailed reviews of what it’s like to work for the company from the folks that know best — the employees. You can also see how people rate the three factors mentioned above — culture and values, quality of senior leadership, career opportunities — as well as whether or not employees approve of the CEO or would recommend the company to their friends. Take a close look at whichever factors matter most to you, and make sure to read several different reviews so you can get a variety of perspectives.6. Will you have to uproot your life?Glassdoor’s Metro Movers report found that with each decade, people become about seven percent less likely to apply to jobs outside of their current metropolitan area. It makes sense — it’s a lot easier to move far away if you don’t have anything tying you down. As people grow older, though, they become more likely to purchase real estate, find a partner, have families and establish deep ties within their communities.If you’re thinking of moving, it’s worth asking yourself questions like:Do you have a partner? If so, would they come with you? Would they need to find a new job as well?Do you have children? If so, are you willing to relocate them to new schools and communities?Do you own your home, or any other property in your current area? If so, would you be willing to sell it in the case of a move? Would you rent it out? If so, who would manage it?Do you have close friends and family in the area? If so, how would moving away from them impact your quality of life?None of these things necessarily precludes you from moving, but it does become an additional factor to consider.Ultimately, the decision to move is a highly personal one, and something that can’t be immediately answered just by reading a blog post. But asking yourself the questions found here, as well as others, can give you the framework you need to make the best decision for you.Browse Open Jobscenter_img Lead Counselor Renewal Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h N/A 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h CDL A Driver Cardinal Logistics Management Whitehall, PA 23 hours ago 23h Available Jobs in Pittsburgh, PA CDL-A Flatbed Truck Driver Maverick USA Dormont, PA 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ 3.7★ CDL-A Regional Truck Driver Averitt Express Pittsburgh, PA 23 hours ago 23h 2.2★ Dental Assistant Aspen Dental (North Hills) Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Guest Star Blogger Mark Rovner: Getting Passionate

first_imgToday’s guest star is the smart, savvy and charmingly snarky Mark Rovner of Sea Change Strategies. His blog is good reading, and this post (and DEFINITELY the white paper) is worth your attention.When it comes to marketing, bulls*@t has seen better days. The evidence is coming in fast and furious that a new emphasis on authenticity is coming to dominate the public landscape — from reality shows to Youtube to anti-brands.In the fundraising realm, declining donor loyalty may be a sign of revolt against much of the technique-driven garbage that is sent out in the name of small-dollar fundraising.There is nothing about the Internet that makes communications inherently more authentic than TV or direct mail. There is no shortage of bullshit online. But the Internet does offer new opportunities to humanize fundraising in a genuine way.Following is an excerpt to the first chapter to the whitepaper Sea Change just released, ostensibly on year-end fundraising. But what it’s really about — what Sea Change hopes to become known for — is changing the conversation with donors for the better.[And by the way, authentic doesn’t mean boring, just as bulls@#t doesn’t necessarily mean fun.]From “A Procrastinator’s Guide to Year-End Fundraising” — four ways to build donor passion• Tell your organization’s founding story once a year. Communications guru Andy Goodman calls this one of the “sacred bundle” of stories – a profound reminder of the deep values and moral struggle that gave rise to your organization’s existence.• Have a genuine cultivation strategy and calendar. Send emails to donors that thank them, that report back on how you’ve spent their money, and then offer an inspiring anecdote or factoid. You can’t thank donors enough, and chances are, you don’t. Make it a point not to ask for donations in these communications.• Ask your donors for their feedback and opinions on a regular basis. Remind them that you know there are people behind those email addresses.• Offer periodic live chats or phone-in briefings with your CEO. This is a staple of major donor fundraising, inexplicably absent from the online giving scene.• Offer real-life glimpses into the life of your organization. We are entering an era when authenticity is arguably the paramount value in marketing communications – a potentially massive shift from the fakey-fake formula that still guides most direct mail. One recent example: a brief, affecting and heart-felt thank you video by Amnesty International staff.last_img read more