Seven behind-the-scenes problems plaguing Spurs including Poch ‘mood swings’

first_imgTHINGS are going from bad to worse for Tottenham Hotspur.They have just three wins from 11 games this season, were dumped out of the Carabao Cup to League Two Colchester and have already lost in the Premier League to Newcastle, Leicester and Brighton.3 Tottenham have hit a crisis this season, just months after reaching the Champions League finalCredit: Rex FeaturesTheir last away league win was on January 20 – the longest stretch of any of the 20 top-flight clubs.Oh, and they also got thumped 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, two weeks after surrendering a 2-0 lead at Olympiakos.It is safe to say Mauricio Pochettino’s men are not having it all their own way and The Athletic reckons there are seven behind-the-scenes factors behind the crisis.NOT TRUSTEDOne dressing room source told The Athletic: “The place is a regime and they’re sick of him. It’s his way or nothing, there is no balance. The players don’t get the impression they are trusted at all.”No wonder some of the long-term players – the likes of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose – have all refused to commit their futures to North London.UNDERPAIDIt is no secret Spurs do not pay the big bucks like they do elsewhere at the ‘big six’ clubs, although Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela have signed big long-term deals.Daniel Levy has prioritised the financial stability of the club – he is a businessman, after all – and has repeatedly refused to offer significant pay rises despite improving on-pitch results.3 Daniel Levy has always captained a tight ship at Spurs, refusing to match the big-money contracts available at other clubsCredit: Alamy Live NewsJEALOUSAccording to the article, news of Levy’s £6million annual salary “went down badly” with players who feel they should be on more than they currently are, especially when they look at their counterparts at the likes of Manchester United and even across North London at Arsenal.One source described Levy as “the Mike Ashley of the top of the league” – desperate to get as far as possible by spending as little as possible.OVERWORKEDThe report reckons five years of relentless training and drilling from Poch is beginning to take its toll.Players have complained they do not get enough days off and the intense pressing, high-energy game looks to be causing problems with a number of individual errors and collective team collapses.DEMOTIVATEDPerformances over recent weeks have been weak, drab and generally well below the standard expected and the standard set.There is a distinct lack of fight and hunger on display and Poch is desperately trying to “recover this aggressivity”.FORMATIONPoch’s determination to stick with his favoured 4-4-2 diamond midfield is also causing problems.It leaves the team exposed down the flanks at Moussa Sissoko admitted the players get tired quicker in that shape. 3 There are concerns over manager Mauricio Pochettino, his mood swings and insistence with a diamond midfieldCredit: ReutersLatest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongMOOD SWINGSThe idea that Pochettino is volatile and unpredictable has only increased this year, especially when he went straight to Barcelona after the Champions League final.His up-and-down, hot-and-cold nature, as well as the speculation linking him with a move away, have reportedly raised concerns at the club.Mauricio Pochettino speaks after Spurs are thrashed 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munichlast_img read more

How to Go From Entry-Level to the Next Level

first_imgAfter spending nearly two years with a company — as an intern turned full-time employee — you decide it’s time for something new. You attempt to update your resume with the skills and experience gained during your time as an intern and entry-level employee, when you realize there isn’t much to update.But, you might want to think twice before changing “assisted” to “led.”According to a 2014 CareerBuilder survey, 58 percent of hiring managers said they’ve caught a lie on a resume, from embellished skills (57 percent) and responsibilities (55 percent) to dates of employment (42 percent) to job title (34 percent).And half of the 2,188 employers surveyed said they would automatically dismiss a candidate if they caught a lie on their resume.Making entry-level experience appeal to hiring managers can be tricky. After all, there’s only so much you can accomplish in a starter role. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to describe that role so it attracts hiring managers’ attention — without stretching the truth.Here are four things worth mentioning to better describe — and boost — your entry-level experience:1. How you helped achieve organizational goals.Whether you’re a seasoned employee or a student intern, the work you do contributes to the overall mission and vision of the company. So, instead of simply listing your day-to-day tasks, describe how your work helped your organization inch closer toward achieving its goals.Hiring managers don’t care as much about the fact that you helped out with your company’s social media efforts. What they do care about is how your assistance with social media helped further your company’s goal of building brand recognition by doubling the amount of followers on corporate social accounts.What to write: Improved brand recognition by assisting with social media efforts on corporate accounts and doubling the amount of followers. 2. Who you worked with.As an entry-level employee, you probably worked closely with a number of people — people who can vouch for your skills and capacity for teamwork. Make a list of people you regularly worked with or reported to and describe those relationships on your resume.Mentioning who you worked with (by their title, not their name) on your resume not only shows hiring managers that you’re a team player, but also provides them with potential references. If you had the opportunity to interact and work with clients firsthand, that’s also a great resume-booster, as it shows your ability to communicate with clients and meet their needs.What to write: Worked closely with graphic designer to create a number of original, visually-appealing infographics.3. What your supervisor said.Keep track of the praise and recognition you receive while on the job, as it can be useful when it comes time to hit the job boards. While you don’t want to quote your managers’ praise word for word on your resume, there are subtle ways to use what your superiors said to reinforce the skills and traits that make you a top-notch employee.If you want to take it a step further, ask your supervisor to endorse or recommend you on a social professional network, like LinkedIn.What to write: Recognized by supervisor for ability to regularly meet and exceed quarterly sales goals, which contributed to overall sales initiatives. 4. Your results in numbers.You’ve heard it before: numbers or it didn’t happen. Hiring managers don’t just want to know what you did from 9 to 5; they want to know what you accomplished in those eight hours. If your social media efforts resulted in an increase in followers and engagement by 50 percent, say so.As an entry-level employee, those numbers may not always be very high. If that’s the case, focus on quantifying your duties. Saying you drafted an average of two original articles a day on behalf of your clients, for instance, shows what you’re capable of getting done during the workday.What to write: Drafted an average of two original, engaging pieces of content a day on behalf of clients, including blog posts, newsletters, and whitepapers.What are some other ways to describe entry-level experience on your resume to help you land a job?last_img read more

Users can communicate through ACAT using keyboard

first_imgUsers can communicate through ACAT using keyboard simulation, word prediction and speech synthesis, and can perform other tasks like editing and managing documents, searching the Web, and accessing e-mails.According to Intel, ACAT will be useful for Microsoft Windows developers who want to create assistive technologies for people who have ALS or similar disabilities.ACAT was written in C# using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, and runs on Windows 7 or later. Intel’s assistive context-aware toolkit (ACAT) is being made free to the public through open-source code. ACAT was designed to help Stephen Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), communicate.Hawking was a key contributor to the project’s design and validation, according to the company. After the system was developed, Intel decided to turn its focus to others who could benefit from the solution.“Our hope is that, by open-sourcing this configurable platform, developers will continue to expand on this system by adding new user interfaces, new sensing modalities, word prediction and many other features,” wrote Sai Prasad, project owner, on Intel’s open-source website.last_img read more

Microsoft has announced plans to adopt Chromium in

first_imgMicrosoft has announced plans to adopt Chromium into Microsoft Edge on desktop. Chromium is an open-source web browser project created by Google. According to Microsoft, this move will provide better web compatibility for customers and less web fragmentation for web developers.In addition, Microsoft will start to contribute to the Chromium project.“Ultimately, we want to make the web experience better for many different audiences,” Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Windows, wrote in a blog post. “Web developers will have a less-fragmented web platform to test their sites against, ensuring that there are fewer problems and increased satisfaction for users of their sites.”While this may seem like the right move for Microsoft, this announcement has sparked some contention with another major browser platform provider: Mozilla. “Microsoft is officially giving up on an independent shared platform for the internet. By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google,” Chris Beard, wrote in a blog post.“This may sound melodramatic, but it’s not. The ‘browser engines’ — Chromium from Google and Gecko Quantum from Mozilla — are ‘inside baseball’ pieces of software that actually determine a great deal of what each of us can do online. They determine core capabilities such as which content we as consumers can see, how secure we are when we watch content, and how much control we have over what websites and services can do to us. Microsoft’s decision gives Google more ability to single-handedly decide what possibilities are available to each one of us,” Beard added. From a business point of view, Beard said it makes sense for Microsoft. However, from a social, civic and individual point of view, Beard fears this will hand over central control of our online infrastructure to a single company. “This is why Mozilla exists. We compete with Google not because it’s a good business opportunity. We compete with Google because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice. They depend on consumers being able to decide we want something better and to take action,” he wrote.Although Microsoft believes this move embraces the open-source model to provide meaningful and positive contributions for engineering. “Together we seek the best outcome for all people who use the web across many devices,” Belfiore wrote.Belfiore explained the plan for the move will happen in stages:First the company will move to a Chromium-compatible web platformThen Microsoft Edge will be delivered and updated for all supported versions of WindowsMicrosoft will continue to work on web platform enhancements to make Chromium-based browsers run better on WindowsMicrosoft expects a preview build to be ready early next year. Web developers can install preview builds when available for testing and contributions.“If you’re part of the open-source community developing browsers, we invite you to collaborate with us as we build the future of Microsoft Edge and contribute to the Chromium project. A few near-term examples will include continued work on ARM64 support, web accessibility, and taking advantage of other hardware features like touch support,” Belfiore wrote.last_img read more