Helaba replaces team

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Parents forced to put babies in childcare for more than 42 hours a week

first_imgStuff co.nz 27 November 2016Family First Comment: Good for adults but what about for children and babies?Katie Peters has no option but to put her seven-month-old son in daycare for over 40 hours a week.She is not alone, with the latest government statistics showing children are staying in daycare for extended periods – sometimes longer than the adult working week.The figures show 10 per cent of babies aged under 12 months were in childcare for over 42 hours a week.The proportion of babies and toddlers in childcare for long periods tripled from 2000 to 2015, according to Ministry of Education figures.Education Minister Hekia Parata said families needed to find their own balance with regard to parental and non-parental care.“There is no one best way.“The important consideration is that the ECE service needs to provide quality care and education that complements the care provided by the child’s family.“ECE for under-twos is regulated to ensure that ratios are appropriate and enable the personalised care that supports young children’s development and learning. We have one of the best adult to child ratios in the world,” Parata added.There are no regulated limits on the hours a child can spend in ECE. However, the government subsidy is capped at 6 hours per day.In the year to March 2016, 96.6 per cent of children starting school had participated in ECE.Virginia Oakly, an executive member of the NZEI teaching union, said if the maternity leave benefit was increased and parents were able to work more flexible hours, this hours spent in care wouldn’t be rising.“While it’s not ideal, parents don’t always have a choice – they need to make ends meet, especially in Auckland when you have housing problems and then the issue of travelling to work,”There has been a major debate about the effects of long hours in care on children’s development, says associate professor Helen Hedges, head of pedagogy at Auckland University.“We now have a growing research evidence base internationally that affirms that children spending time in quality ECE centres has a positive effect on children’s development, supports families in child rearing, and has good long-term academic and social outcomes for children.“There is little evidence yet that tells us whether or not shorter or longer hours make any difference to this – it is the quality that matters,” Hedges said.She believed current government policy was focused on increasing participation, rather than quality.Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ, said the long hours were concerning.“Babies are spending more time in daycare than primary age children are expected to spend at school when they first start,” he said.“With government spending on early childhood education being more than $1.7 billion per annum, it is essential that the benefits of the investment in ECE are weighed against the real needs of very young children, babies and their families.”The Brainwave Trust, an independent thinktank, published a review in March this year finding that the new generation of babies placed in childcare face behavioural and health risks.The review found kids who attended childcare were more likely to display aggression, hyperactivity, disobedience and problems with attachments. Health risks included higher rates of antibiotic use, respiratory illnesses and obesity.Despite the trust’s independent scientific credentials, the research was embraced by family values lobbyists, and condemned by the childcare industry as “scaremongering”.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/baby/caring-for-baby/86884977/parents-forced-to-put-babies-in-childcare-for-more-than-42-hours-a-weeklast_img read more

Transponders required for Duel In The Desert

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod drivers are being re­minded of a very important piece of equipment they’ll have to have to compete at next week’s Duel In The Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.The MyLaps/AMB transponder system is required for all cars in both divisions. Drivers who don’t have one of their own can rent one for $40.“The sheer number of cars and close finishes throughout heat, qualifying features and the main event necessitate transponders,” IMCA President Brett Root explained. “Drivers and fans will also be able to purchase a race monitor app to get live scoring throughout the event on their smart phones.”IMCATV will broadcast every lap of the 20th annual special, which plays out Nov. 8-11 at the half-mile Dirt Track at LVMS.The Saturday Modified main event is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and pays $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start. The Northern SportMod main event pays $1,777 to win.Thursday and Friday qualifying features for Modifieds pay $777 to win. Northern SportMod qualify­ing features those nights pay $500 to win.Tech starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, at 8 a.m. on Thursday and at noon on Friday and Saturday. Racing starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.There’s a throwback theme to the best appear­ing car contest, open to drivers in both divisions.Modified drivers pre-registered for the Duel include:Chase Allen, Midlothain, Texas; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; Jerry Bai­ley, Pocatello, Idaho; Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; Walter Ball, Reno; Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakers­field, Calif.; Carl Berendsen, Antioch, Calif.; and Tanner Black, Great Bend, Kan.Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.; Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bill Brack, Mead, Colo.; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Scott Brown, Meriden, Kan.; Bill Butcher, Magna, Utah; Duane Cleve­land, Plumas Lake, Calif.; Doug Davenport, Vernonia, Ore.; Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif.; Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; and Chris Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; Ron Dickerson, Petaluma, Calif.; Travis Dickson, Gallipolis, Ohio; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Scott Drake, Diamond, Mo.; Darin Duffy, Urbana, Iowa; Joe Du­vall, Claremore, Okla.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Ste­ven Fangmeyer, Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore.Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; Joey Franklin, Las Vegas; Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Rocky Goetz, Dayton; Royce Goetz, Dayton; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Greg Gustus, Brighton, Colo.; John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; Mike Hathaway, Penrose, Colo.; Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Steve Heckman, Nipomo, Calif.Terry Hershberger, Corona, Calif.; Leland Hibdon, Pahrump; Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; Jared Hoefelman, Humphrey, Neb.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump; Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; Jeff Hunter, Commerce City, Colo.; and Kevin Irwin, Bakersfield, Calif.Jon Jensen, Pahrump; Tim Juahola, Fairbanks, Alaska; Raymond Keldsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.; Robert King, Payson, Ariz.; Brenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz.; Buddy Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Ches­ter Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Danny Lauer, Nipomo, Calif.; Nick Link, Rolla, Kan.; and Tracy Link, Rolla, Kan.Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Anthony Merritt, Hemet, Calif.; Travis Metz, Blackfoot, Idaho; Justin Miller, Henderson; Robert Miller, Gardnerville; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Steve Moore, Scio, Ore.; Joey Moriarty, Phoenix, Ariz.; Troy Morris Jr., Bakers­field, Calif.; and Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif.Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; Boyd Murchison, Susanville, Calif.; Matt Murphy, Susanville, Calif.; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.; Jeremy Payne, Buckeye, Ariz.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Travis Peery, Williston, N.D.; and Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; Vinny Raucci, Las Vegas; Butch Reid Jr., Carls­bad, N.M.; Dereck Rhoden, Farmington, N.M.; Jeremy Richey, Medford, Ore.; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Cory Sample, Winne­mucca; Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Donald Schott, Happy Valley, Ore.D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; A.J. Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; Scott Sluka, Fairbanks, Alaska; Kevin Smith, Sedro Woolley, Wash.; Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo.; Brody Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo.; Roy Spielman, Mills, Wyo.; Sean Stacy, Kearny, Ariz.; Bubba Stafford Jr., Desert Hills, Ariz.; and Sean Stewart, Hesperia, Calif.Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Wade Taylor, Spring Creek; Jeff Thomas, Peta­luma, Calif.; Blake Thornell, Ap­ple Valley, Calif.; Doug Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Domi­nic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Justin Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; and Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.And Kenny Vollmer Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho; Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; James Welshonse, Med­ford, Ore.; R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; Ryan Williams, Red Oak, Texas; Collen Winebarger, Cor­bett, Ore.; Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump; Jim Wulfenstein, Pahrump; Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, Calif.; Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; and Mike Ziegler, Brush, Colo.Northern SportMod drivers pre-entered for the Duel are:Matthew Andrews, Malcolm, Neb.; Terry Bahr, Gilbert, Ariz.; Matthew Belcher, Pahrump; Brett Berry, La Junta, Colo.; Brock Berry, La Junta, Colo.; Ryan Bledsaw, Springville, Calif.; Roger Bonne­ville, Calgary, Alb.; Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa; Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; and James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.; Danny Concelman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Doff Cooksey, Brentwood, Calif.; Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz.; Mike Dean, Santa Ma­ria, Calif.; Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakers­field, Calif.; Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol, Calif.Jimmy Ford, Yuba City, Calif.; Keith Foux, Red Bluff, Calif.; Les Friend, Galt, Calif.; Mark Garner, Antioch, Calif.; Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.; Braydon Gladd, Pahrump; Matthew Hagio, Prune­dale, Calif.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Cory Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz.; and Crystal Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz.Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump; Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif.; Brylon Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif.; Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Austin Kiefer, Pahrump; Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D.; Loren Kuresi, Jefferson, Ore.; John Logue, Boone, Iowa; Billy Lundock, Golden, Colo.; and Justin McCreadie, Medford, Ore.Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; Matthew Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; Robert Moore, Maxwell, Iowa; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Ca­lif.; Craig Nieman, Reno; Monty Nordyke, Holly, Colo.; Andrew Peckham, Grass Valley, Calif.; Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa; and Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Ca­lif.And Ricky Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Scott Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Arie Schou­ten, Blair, Neb.; Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo.; Josh Stoks, Prescott Valley, Ariz.; Mike Tanner, Prescott Valley, Ariz.; Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif.; Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif.; Kendra Vollmer, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Kyle Wood, Bakersfield, Calif.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Basketball Results At SEI Tourney

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost 27-20 against the South Ripley Radiers last night to finish out the 2019 season.  As they did all season, the girls fought to the end of game and played aggressive on both sides of the floor.Leading the way scoring was Rachel Lamping with 8 points; followed by Elaney McGuire 5 points; Renee Lecher 2 points; Josie Meyer 2 points; Billie Puente 2 points; and Kaylie Raver 1 point.The Lady Bulldogs finish the season  5-9.  Coach Weiler would like to thank the girls for a great season.  He has never had a group work harder than this team.The 7th grade Bulldogs and their coaches would like to thank all the fans, teachers, administrators, parents, and students for their support throughout the season.  Go Bulldogs!The Batesville 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs defeated the South Ripley Lady Raiders last night 25-16 to advance to the second round of the SEI Tournament.The Lady Bulldogs overcame a horrific shooting first half which saw them trailing at halftime 6-2.  They picked up the defensive intensity in the second, and forced turnovers that lead to offensive scoring chances. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs had only two players in the scoring column. Makayla Granger lead all scorers with 14 points and Emma Weiler had 11.  The Lady Bulldogs now have a seasonal record of 11 wins against 3 losses.Offensively the Lady Raiders were lead by Brionna Linkel with 6 points.  Other scorers for the Lady Raiders were Katelynn Samples with 5,  2 points each from Emily Flood and Mya McNew, and Lexi Mozingo had 1 point.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Monk: I have more to prove than LVG

first_img “I think I probably need to prove myself a bit more than he does after the career he has had,” Monk told his pre-match press conference “He is in a different situation to me. He is at one of the biggest clubs in the world and at that level the importance of winning trophies is massive so that is a different type of pressure. “My pressure comes from my experience being questioned, and that is a different type of question. ” Former club captain Monk steered Swansea to safety at the end of last season but it was often a struggle for the 35-year-old and Premier League status was only secured in the closing weeks of the campaign. Since then Swansea have sold goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Ben Davies to Tottenham and the Spanish trio of Michu, Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez have all departed. Lukasz Fabianski, Bafetimbi Gomis, Jefferson Montero and Marvin Emnes have been recruited, but Monk admits he could do with “two or three players” before the transfer window closes on September 1. Monk takes no notice, though, of the pundits who claim Swansea will struggle this term. “We’ve been written off pretty much every year since I’ve been at the club,” he said. “It’s no difference to us – it’s water off a duck’s back. “No-one will put me under more pressure than myself. “I know what I want to do and where I want things to go. “If things go as planned, then great. If it doesn’t, then the obvious is the obvious. “But in terms of what’s been said, they don’t see what we do every day.” Whatever happens at Old Trafford, Monk is hoping to spend some time with the Dutchman after the game, with both men at the opposite ends of the management scale when it comes to experience. “It would be nice to speak with him after the game,” Monk said. “I have done that a lot with some of the managers we have come up against. “I have had some good chats and, if the opportunity is there, I will take it. “But my focus is on the game and it doesn’t matter what team they play – if we are not quite at it then we are going to be in trouble.” All the attention will be on Van Gaal for the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday as the former Holland manager and Champions League winner takes charge of Manchester United in the league for the first time. But Monk insists he has to prove himself more than his celebrated counterpart after he was finally appointed on a permanent basis in May following three months as interim boss in the wake of Michael Laudrup’s departure. Garry Monk aims to spoil Louis van Gaal’s opening-day Old Trafford party by proving that both he and Swansea belong in the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationlast_img read more

No. 10 Syracuse doesn’t convert chances in 3-0 loss to No. 1 UConn

first_img Comments Roos Weers screamed toward the sideline for a ball to be rolled in.“Ball, ball, ball,” Weers shouted, along with other SU players. As the Orange forwards sprinted ahead to take advantage of the numbers edge, Weers needed a ball after it went out of play. Syracuse had a golden opportunity for a counter attack, moments after defending the Connecticut penalty corner. It took seven seconds for a ball to be given to Weers. She played the long pass ahead to Kira Wimbert, but by then, the chance was gone. In those seven seconds, Connecticut’s defenders sprinted back into position and easily diffused the counter-attack. Weers turned back again to the sideline, angrily shouting, “Pay attention,” to the ballperson on the sideline. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhat could have been Syracuse’s best chance in the opening half instead turned into an eventual turnover, a costly missed opportunity. SU couldn’t finish, in contrast to UConn. The Huskies mustered four shots on goal, scoring three, leading to No. 10 Syracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) dropping its second game in three days, 3-0, to No. 1 Connecticut (6-0). The Orange spent large parts of the match on the front foot, attacking the stout Huskies defense. Despite the pressure and possession, SU had throughout the match, it repeatedly failed to generate clear chances. “Statistically we were dead even,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “I thought the game was closer than the score indicated. ”Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorFor the amount of time the Orange spent attacking, they created just one shot in the opening half, a Weers attempt from a corner that was comfortably saved after deflecting into the chest of goalie Cheyenne Sprecher.When Connecticut got its chance, a penalty corner 14 minutes into the game, the Huskies made the Orange pay. Syracuse failed to clear the ball after the first shot attempt was blocked, and UConn’s Jessica Dembrowski poked the ball into the net. Weers immediately challenged, but the video referral deemed it a good goal. Six minutes into the second half, SU’s Sasha Bull went to hit the ball back into play after an out of bounds. She misplayed the pass, and it was intercepted. Less than 10 seconds later, the ball was in the net, off the stick of Cecile Pieper. Pieper was gifted a wide open shot from inside the circle, and she backhanded it into the corner to double the lead.Yet when SU freshman SJ Quigley forced a turnover deep in the Huskies’ half, her open shot attempt was saved from the stick of the diving Sprecher. It was another missed opportunity on a day full of them. Syracuse had its most dominant period of the match midway through the second half, right before and after a yellow card was given to UConn’s Karo Kueskes. The Orange couldn’t find a goal. In 10 minutes, five of which came with a player advantage, SU created five shots, three on goal, all saved. “I do think we deserve more than 3-0,” Weers said. “I think we controlled them, we had the upper hand and we just didn’t finish.”Prior to Quigley’s chance, Weers had an opportunity to finish directly off of a corner, but she had her attempt stopped by Sprecher’s outstretched right leg. Even as Bradley yelled “pressure, pressure,” from the SU sideline, the Orange frequently saw attacks break down in the final third. When Connecticut earned another corner in the final minute, the Huskies again punished SU to seal the win. Svea Boker grabbed the rebound out of a scramble, after Weers was unable to clear. Within a second of the ball crossing the line, SU’s Jamie Martin ripped her facemask off and threw it 20 feet away from the goal. Martin’s frustrations carried over from the offensive end, when she found herself a few feet from the goal, with the ball falling right to her stick late in the second period. Her attempt was deflected inches wide. “The shots aren’t there yet,” sophomore Chiara Gutsche said. “I think it’s something we have to work on.”A quick glance at the stat sheet would make this game appear even, Bradley said. Both teams had the same number of shots on goal and possession was square. Yet Sunday, Connecticut’s ruthless finishing proved why it’s the number one team in the nation and hasn’t lost since 2016. “We need to practice on our own and shoot and get better,” Weers said. “There’s a lot to do, but it’s good that we found that out now.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

UFC: Nate Diaz roasted by former British champion with Mike Tyson reference post UFC 244

first_imgLast Updated: 18th November, 2019 19:28 IST UFC: Nate Diaz Roasted By Former British Champion With Mike Tyson Reference Post UFC 244 Michael Bisping has ruled out Nate Diaz’s predictions on the fourth and fifth round of his fight against Masvidal. Know what Michael Bisping has to say on Diaz. The UFC 244 main-event fight with Jorge Masvidal did not go well for Nate Diaz. The highly anticipated BMF got concluded by a doctor-stoppage when Diaz got brutally bruised with two severe cuts over his right eye. Masvidal got the BMF title after dominating the entire three rounds of the match and handed Diaz his first TKO loss. However, the ‘Stockton Gangsta’ claimed that he was going to change the game in the final rounds since he was saving energy for them but that did not go well for the younger Diaz again. British fighter-turned-commentator Michael Bisping has slammed Nate Diaz for making such a claim and gave Masvidal the upper hand.Also Read- UFC: Nate Diaz Pays A Fan’s Rent Who Had Bet On Him Winning Vs Jorge MasvidalUFC: Michael Bisping rubbishes Nate Diaz’s claimAccording to Bisping, the former UFC middleweight champion, there is no such game plan as saving energy for final rounds when you are getting beaten up that bad. Bisping feels that Masvidal came in the match as a madman and Diaz had no control over the fight at all. In his own podcast show, Bisping said that Masvidal dropped Diaz to the ground and made a mockery out of him in front of the whole world and when something like these happens, no world-class fighters wait for the final rounds. It was clear that the former British champion absolutely disagreed with Nate Diaz’s statement and took Mike Tyson’s instance for slamming the younger Diaz. FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND COMMENT Also Read- UFC 244: Where To Watch, Schedule And Live Streaming DetailsAlso Read- UFC Nate Diaz: Fighter’s Salary, Net Worth And Next UFC Fight Written By 10 months ago UFC 244 Preview: BMF Showdown; The Rock, Donald Trump and more 10 months ago UFC Nate Diaz: Fighter’s salary, net worth and next UFC fight “Once again to quote the great Mike Tyson, ‘Everybody has a game plan until you get punched in the face,’ or punched in the face repeatedly, dropped to the floor and nearly knocked out on multiple occasions,” said Michael Bisping. 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details First Published: 18th November, 2019 19:28 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago UFC: Nate Diaz pays a fan’s rent who had bet on him winning vs Jorge Masvidal Raj Sarkar Also Read- UFC: Nate Diaz Meets Conor McGregor’s Doppleganger At An EventUFC: Nate Diaz post UFC 244Nate Diaz was not happy with the result of the fight and said that he would like to run it back with Jorge Masvidal in the post-fight interview but his social media gestures turned up differently. Nate Diaz revealed that he is taking a sabbatical from fighting for a while as he will be taking a world tour. President Dana White ruled out the possibility of the re-match too and we might not see Nate Diaz inside the Octagon anytime soon. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV 9 months ago UFC: Nate Diaz meets Conor McGregor’s doppleganger at an eventlast_img read more

ESI Job Picks – Find the job for you in esports – June Edition

first_imgThat wraps up this month’s list, check back in the first week of July for another set of amazing esports jobs and/or head over to Hitmarkerjobs.com.Sign up to our newsletter! How do you land that dream job in esports? With the industry growing at an almost alarming rate, there are more roles emerging all the time with more talent across the board required to sustain and continue this growth.This is where we come in. Each month we will look through a selection of our favourite current jobs over on Hitmarker and share them with you, our readers, in the hope of landing you a career in our wonderful industry.Riot Games – Berlin, Germany – Esports Broadcast Observer – Part-timeLike League of Legends? Check. Could see yourself based in Berlin and working for Riot Games? Check. But what exactly is the role of an esports observer? The job has a number of requirements, from needing to work independently, coordinate with editors to capture key moments and keeping up to date with League of Legends changing meta as well as being a keen player yourself. The job role also requires a sample of your observing skills to go along with your application.You can apply for this job here.Belong by Game – Basingstoke, UK – Esports Partnership Manager – Full-timeBelong is the LAN event hub of GAME, the UK video game retailer which has arenas all over the country, from Gateshead to York and Norwich to Portsmouth. The Basingstoke branch is the one we want to focus on today and their current need for an Esports Partnership Manager.The job will require you to hit sales targets, present new products to partners and consult on trends within esports, among other things. The job requires strong financial acumen and presentation skills with a strong interest in esports of course required.This is a great platform to start an esports career, with the job having fairly entry-level requirements and offering a huge possibility to take the skills with you on future roles.You can apply for this job here.Auzom – Remote – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds League Admin – VolunteerAuzom, an online tournament organiser who was recently acquired by ESP Gaming, are looking to expand their admin team across EU, NA and OCE.Auzom is looking for admins who can remain impartial, communicate clearly, be logical and self-motivated. This entry-level job is ideal for anyone who wants to become an admin within esports, especially if they have a keen eye for PUBG.Entry level jobs are key in esports right now, it is how most people get there start. The jobs are available across multiple regions which opens the role up to more applicants. You can apply for the job in your region here – EU, NA, OCE.Nevaly – Berlin, Germany – Gaming Influencer Manager – Full-timeInfluencers are a massive part of gaming and esports, they are one of the biggest marketing tactics for companies to sell their product and they have a large influence on their audience. Someone needs to manage these folks, however, which is where you come in.Nevaly is looking for someone with 2+ years experience in management of artists, influencers, celebrities or athletes. A strong knowledge of online platforms such as Twitch, knowing the next big trends, marketing and fluent in English plus either French or German.The job certainly has some requirements and it is a very specialist role, but it’s an important job in our changing industry so we wanted to highlight it to one of our lucky readers.You can apply for this job here.Gearbox Software – Frisco (Texas), United States – Esports / Events Program Manager – Full-timeThis is a job that jumped right off the monitor, not because of the role itself but the company – Gearbox Software have dabbled with esports in the past. Sadly though, their MOBA-shooter hybrid Battleborn, was dead on arrival with Overwatch being released just weeks after. This job could point to a rumour from 2017 about a 1v1 shooter-meets-card game title called Project 1v1. With E3 just a week away it could be the reason.The role itself requires 3+ years of experience in the gaming/esports industry, extensive esports knowledge, project management experience, with an acute attention to detail and strong business acumen and a bachelor degree or equivalent work experience. If this sounds up your street, then you know what to do…You can apply for this job here.last_img read more

Majeed Waris thrilled to sign for Spartak Moscow

first_imgMajeed Waris is thrilled to have completed his move to Russian Premier League after signing for Spartak Moscow.The Ghana striker on Saturday signed a long-term deal with the Russian club.“Spartak are a big club and I have always wanted to play in the Champions League. I hope my dream will come true here,” the 21-year-old was quoted as saying on Spartak’s website (www.spartak.com).Waris, who has four international caps, will join the Muscovites during the January transfer window.Spartak have only an outside chance of reaching the Champions League knockout round as they are bottom of Group G with three points from four matches. Barcelona (nine points) and Celtic (seven) occupy the top two places.last_img read more