Jam tomorrow for bread-and-butter tenants

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WEEKEND LOCKDOWN: No one should leave homes on Sat., Sun.

first_imgUnder Executive Order (EO) No. 063 Series of2020 (The Expanded Enhanced Community Quarantine Guidelines), the newrestrictions will be from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on April 18-19 and April25-26. * essential government personnel (those fromthe Iloilo City COVID-19 Team, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of thePhilippines, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, Public Safetyand Transportation Management Office, Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction andManagement Office, those manning COVID-19 checkpoints) *other such essential personnel recommended bythe COVID-19 Focal Person, and approved by the City Mayor * those who need to go to either the hospitalor pharmacy, provided they have a quarantine pass and wear a facemask EO No. 063 listed the following exemptions: * pharmacies “On Saturdays and Sundays we will no longerallow anyone to go out their houses except to buy medicines,” Treñas said. * Iloilo City Emergency Response Team * healthcare workers (doctors, nurses,hospital staff and personnel, provided they present a valid identificationcard) His goal is to open businesses starting May 1./PN * all Department of  Health personnel (officials and staff) * hospitals, medical clinics * funeral parlors and similar establishments,provided that mass gathering of persons shall not be allowed * establishments that operate beyond 8 p.m.(such as business/knowledge process outsourcing companies, media outfits,commissaries, food processing business, arrastre services, shipping and cargo,and other similar establishments) provided they shall provide for the accommodationof their personnel So who are these handful of people allowed togo out of their houses on weekends? Also during this period, “all establishmentsand business operations of whatever nature (including sari-sari stores, talipapa,and small-scale convenience stores) shall be closed” except for the following: * media practitioners, provided that eachmedia outfit shall first secure a permit from the COVID-19 Focal Person “We have to keep Iloilo City sealed from thevirus,” said Treñas. Barangay officials should make sure that thosegoing out have quarantine passes, he added. “On Saturdays and Sundays we will no longer allow anyone to go out of their houses except to buy medicines,” says Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City. “We have to keep the city sealed from the virus,” he adds. His goal is to open businesses starting May 1, even if only gradually. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – During the remaining Saturdaysand Sundays of this month, only a handful of people should be seen leavingtheir houses – those exempted from Mayor Jerry Treñas’ new executive orderfurther restricting the movement of people to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2,the virus causing the still vaccine-less coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). last_img read more

Pitch, Hit, & Run Winners And Sectionals Info

first_imgThe results of The Pitch, Hit, & Run Opening Round Winners at Versailles.PHR WinnersThe winners will be participating at The Pitch, Hit, & Run Sectionals on Sunday (5-18) at The Ohio Rod Fields in Versailles starting at 1 PM.Contact Sectional Coordinator Brian Samples at (812)-756-1610 or bsamples@elginfasteners.com for details.last_img

Julie “Nell” Anne Kappes

first_imgJulie “Nell” Anne Kappes, age 50, passed away Wednesday February 21 at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was born the daughter of Richard and Judy (Peace) Kappes on November 19, 1967.  She grew up outside of Osgood along with her brothers and sisters.  She attended the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn School network in Sunman, until the age of 18.  Her school days were cherished memories of learning and friendships.Julie was a lady that didn’t speak often, however, her silence spoke volumes when she shared her ideals of love and family.   Early on she developed a passion for music, with early on favorites being the theme to Sesame Street or a Christmas favorite, “10,000 Santa Clauses”.  It was said she could place the needle of the record player directly on the 78 records, and the songs would play over and over.  That passion would grow as she enjoyed listening to Mozart and Johnny Horton.  If you visited her at home or lived with her you understood her obsession was for everything to have its place without exception.She will always be remembered as Daddy’s little girl, and his passing left a void in her heart.  Family to her was truly her most vital asset and she deeply loved and felt comfort in being with them.  The family get togethers included meals providing for her favorite pasta or sausage, and always a good cup of coffee.Julie will be dearly missed by her mother Judy, brothers Robert and Richard, sister Lisa (Randy) Sizemore, along with nephews Eric and Dakota, nieces Miranda and Patience, and great nephew Layton.  She was preceded in death by her father, Richard.Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm., at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, with Funeral services being held at 2:00 pm, also at Neal’s Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Nasarawa SWAN gets new officials

first_imgRelatedPosts Nasarawa vows to fish out killers of veteran journalist Nasarawa paid July salary despite garnishee order on its account — Sule Nasarawa SWAN expresses worry over government’s non-release of funds for state contingent to National Sports Festival Doggo Shamma, the outgoing Chairman of Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, has inaugurated the new officials of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in the state.The Chairman, who is a Commissioner-nominee in the state, said the inauguration followed the removal from office of Cheke Emmanuel and John Hassan, the erstwhile Chairman and Secretary of the association.Shamma explained that the erstwhile leaders of SWAN in the state were removed as a result of their participation in the Port-Harcourt convention of the association contrary to the directive of the national headquarters of NUJ.He added: “The National headquarters of NUJ directed that no member of the association should participate in both the Abuja and Port-Harcourt conventions because of the controversy in SWAN.“The erstwhile leaders violated the directive and attended the convention hence their removal from office and indefinite suspension from NUJ.”The Chairman, therefore, urged the new officials to carry other members along as against what the former officials did while in office.Responding, Malam Isa Mohammed, the Chairman of SWAN, expressed gratitude for the confidence reposed in them and promised to be transparent and accountable to the members.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Isa Mohammed of NTA, the former Chapter Vice Charman, is the new Chairman, with Kayode Babalola of NAN as Vice Chairman.Others are Suleiman Abubakar and Smart George as Secretary and Assistant Secretary respectively, while Umar Mohammed of Punch is Financial Secretary and Danjuma Ibrahim of FRCN is Treasurer.  Tags: Cheke EmmanuelDoggo ShammaNasarawa State Councillast_img read more

Nigeria bids to host Joshua showdown

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Nigeria is bidding to host Anthony Joshua’s next fight as the World champion bids to unify the heavyweight division titles. According to frontline boxing promoter, John Wirt, Nigeria must beat the United Kingdom, Las Vegas, Turkey and Saudi Arabia in order to host the epic battle in the country. Wirt said: “We feel that we are very close. Indeed this is backed up by the parties extending the negotiating period to January 31. “Things got pushed back due to the holidays and vacations and the resulting delays in obtaining the information we need from the various sites to be able to compare offers. But things have been moving very quickly the last couple of weeks and we hope to be able to formally announce something by the end of the month. “We’ve had bids from the UK, Las Vegas, New York, Nigeria, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The favoured destination is the one that will be the most profitable.” Joshua often visits Nigeria, the nation of his parents, and bringing a big fight to Africa has long been an ambition of his. Kubrat Pulev meanwhile recently indicated the showdown would go to Turkey. Joshua is also open to a mouth-watering all-British clash with Tyson Fury at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Asked on the prospect of facing the Gypsy King, Joshua said: “The doors are open. I’m wishing him well in February. “Imagine having that fight, at Tottenham? That would be phenomenal. “I’m supporting Fury [against Wilder] because imagine the local kids being able to watch the undisputed championship fight on their doorstep. I’d love it to be here in the UK.” Joshua has admitted previously he would be prepared to forfeit one of his titles to a mandatory challenger if there were bigger fights to be made. None come much bigger than Fury, though Joshua is seen to be more keen to step into the ring with Wilder in the near future. On the topic of Wilder’s upcoming clash with Fury, Joshua said: “Everyone wants Wilder to win because (a fight with me) is what everyone wants to see. Wilder has a great right hand, I have a great left hand. It is a great boxing match. “We had a meeting about that. It has great potential. I heard (Wilder and Fury) have a third fight lined up towards the end of the year but we have to throw a curveball in there. “Something that gets Wilder’s attention providing he wins so that he thinks to himself: ‘Even though I have a rematch clause, I’ll see how I can manipulate my contract, get out of it, and fight for the undisputed championship.’”Tags: Anthony JoshuaJohn WirtKubrat Pulevlast_img read more

Running back Koonce leads Fordham to historic start

first_imgCarlton Koonce says he can’t go outside anymore without at least one person stopping him to talk about football.It’s taken him four years, but he’s finally become the big man on a small campus.“It’s a complete 180,” Koonce said. “I get workers, regular staff, professors, the student body coming up to me. If you’re going from point A to point B on campus, I hear ‘good game,’ ‘good job,’ ‘six in a row,’ ‘keep it up’. It’s great to see Fordham back on the map.”Four years ago, Koonce left Hofstra when the program shut down. Now, two years removed from a 1-10 season during which he was forced to change positions, Koonce is the senior captain on a Fordham team that has yet to lose a game in 2013.Currently sitting at 6-0, the Rams have already defeated two Top 10 Football Championship Subdivision opponents on their home field this season and upset Temple on the road. The Rams have sold out their past two home games at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx, N.Y. Fordham hadn’t sold out a game since 2007.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When I first got here, I never in my wildest imagination thought that would be possible,” Koonce said. “One sold out game is unheard of here at Fordham, let alone two sold out games back to back. That’s unreal.”Though Koonce might not quite believe it to be real, he is a large reason of why it is happening. The preseason third-team All-American has rushed for 752 yards, sixth most in the FCS. He could possibly break the school rushing record that he set last season.He’s the best running back in program history, but less than two seasons ago he was relegated to the wide receiver position due to a glut of talent at running back at the time.“We realized Carlton was a running back, but he had really good hands,” former Fordham head coach Tom Masella said. “So we figured we’d give him some time at receiver.“I think he just wanted to get on the field. He said, ‘Whatever you want, Coach.’ That’s the type of person he is.”After that season, Masella was fired. When Joe Moorhead took over, Koonce became captain as a junior and Moorhead gave him the starting running back job. Moorhead had recruited Koonce while he was a coach at Akron, and knew what he was capable of.“I remember his high school film,” Moorhead said, “and when we got the board, and we saw he was on the roster, and what we do with our up-tempo, no-huddle offense, and what is primarily a zone-based scheme, I said that this kid would be a perfect fit for what we’re looking for in the running back.”Moorhead said one of the reasons that Koonce has thrived is because of his hard-working and outgoing personality. He said he wished he had a team full of players like him.When Koonce was in high school, it was no different. He was the first player out on the field for practice and the last player in the locker room. Even with a new head coach at Rancocas Valley (N.J.) High School, he still comes back to visit.“He would come in during the offseason, and I was coaching basketball at the time, and ask if he could get an extra workout with the basketball team,” Rancocas Valley head coach Dan Haussmann said. “He was always looking to keep getting better.”All Koonce has done is get better. And as Koonce goes, Fordham football goes, too, in its most memorable season in program history.“Hopefully we can continue that success, and continue to build leadership that we’ve had over the past few years,” Koonce said. “It’s been a group effort, and I’m just so proud and happy to be a part of it. It means more than anyone can imagine.” Comments Published on October 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bumbaca: Obituary for careers of Nigel Hayes, Zak Showalter, Bronson Koenig, Vitto Brown after four unforgettable years at Wisconsin

first_imgThe careers of University of Wisconsin men’s basketball players Zak Showalter, 23; Nigel Hayes, 22; Vitto Brown, 21; and Bronson Koenig, 22, came to a sudden end Friday, March 24, at approximately 11:52 p.m. CT, when Florida’s Chris Chiozza darted the length of the Madison Square Garden floor and drained a buzzer-beating, 3-point floater to stun UW.Facing the uncertainties of what seem like life-and-death situations, as is the peril of a senior’s career in March, the players fought valiantly over the last few weeks. Even when so-called experts and the selection committee gave them minimal time to live, they never gave up.Showalter’s miraculous running 3-pointer to send the game against Florida to overtime gave their loved ones an extra five minutes. It seemed like fans would have the chance to cherish at least two more days with the foursome, until Chiozza’s shot caused four stellar careers to flatline in an instant.Hayes: Confused by the Badgers’ 8-seed draw? You’re not aloneAnd the No. 8 seed in the East Region goes to … AP No. 25 Wisconsin? To the surprise of Read…While sudden and quick, it would be incorrect to categorize the passing as a peaceful death. It was painful and heartbreaking, a fitting end to careers that have suffered four excruciating defeats to end four seasons: Aaron Harrison’s 3-pointer in 2014 in the Final Four, a second-half blown lead against Duke in the title game, a turnover-filled final minute against Notre Dame and now this – a proverbial dagger that carried the same effects as a literal dagger, a finality that there will be no tomorrow, no next time and no next year for four UW careers.They finished tied with the 2013-16 senior class as the winningest group in Wisconsin history, amassing 115 victories in four seasons, contrasted with 35 losses. They finished as the 2014-15 national finalists, advanced to two Final Fours and made two Sweet 16s, in addition to the outright Big Ten title in 2014-15. They won 13 of 17 NCAA tournament games. Their careers spanned perhaps the most successful stretch of Wisconsin basketball ever seen, and we may never see again.But those are just numbers – only existing on the page or on a screen.The memories they helped craft for Wisconsin fans are countless. Everyone remembers where they were for the Koenig’s buzzer-beater to surge UW into the Sweet 16 last season, as well as the charge Showalter drew to make that play possible. Hayes’ hesitation-spin move on the baseline to down No. 1 overall Villanova will live on forever. And the conversations surrounding these commemorations will of course include the caveat it was Brown’s outside shooting that buoyed the Badgers through it all.Men’s basketball: 8-seed Wisconsin readies for Virginia Tech team under familiar foeEight minutes. That’s all it could take to dash the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball season. That’s all the time Read…But these are just memories – destined to exist in imaginations for the rest of eternity.What this group accomplished away from the court, however, is truly how they will be remembered.Showalter proved hard work and unrelenting tenacity pays off, whether it is transforming from walk-on to scholarship starter, or hitting the shot of the year and giving the discount double-check to your idol cheering in the stands.Koenig taught us to live for the big moment. Koenig’s clutch shooting will be a constant reminder to own what we are best at.By remaining in touch with his Ho-Chunk roots and participating in the Keystone XL Pipeline protests in North Dakota before the season, Koenig showed us everyone needs a role model, a mantel he has voluntarily carried for young, aspiring Native American basketball players across the nation by refusing to be just a college basketball player with opinions.Brown’s perseverance through an at-times tumultuous senior season demonstrated the necessity to stay even-keeled, no matter how trying circumstances may get. It’s easy to not become frustrated when you have baritone pipes from the gods themselves, like Brown does. Brown’s nonathletic talents pointed out having other passions and being well-rounded make for a happy existence.Men’s basketball: Free throw woes an added problem come tournament timeFree throw shooting has been anything but free for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team this season. The two Read…Hayes reminded us we all have a voice and an identity, both of which should be used to construct positive change. Never once did the ire directed at Hayes – and there was plenty of it – for his stances on racial issues in society or the exploitation of the collegiate athlete faze him.Most importantly, Hayes turned opinion into action, like donating the money sent to his Venmo account after displaying his famous sign at College GameDay to purchase presents for the Dane County Boys and Girls Club.That is real impact, and that is what will live on in our hearts and minds. The wins and losses fade. The numbers will evade us eventually.What Zak, Vitto, Bronson and Nigel did for UW fans away from the court affected you and me in one way or another, and that is what their legacy will be.Their careers are survived by their teammates, who are better characterized as brothers: Ethan Happ, Khalil Iverson, D’Mitrik Trice, Jordan Hill, Alex Illikainen, Brevin Pritzl, Andy Van Vliet, Charles Thomas, Aaron Moesch, Matt Ferris, Aleem Ford and Michael Ballard; in addition to the coaching staff and the hundreds of thousands of Badgers fans who will continue to feel their impact in their lives and cherish the memories created throughout the last four years.In lieu of flowers or donations, mourners can signal their appreciativeness by simply thanking Zak, Vitto, Nigel and Bronson for four incredible years on and off the court.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from No. 5 Maryland’s 18-11 victory over No. 8 Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2018 at 3:46 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez No. 8 Syracuse (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) finished its two-game homestand by losing, 18-11, to No. 5 Maryland (5-1) in the Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon. The two teams entered the game as the top-two scoring offenses in the country but both failed to get going early. Eventually, UMD kicked it into a higher gear while SU sputtered.Here are three takeaways from the blowout.Don’t call it a rivalryTaylor Gait charged down the field and tried to swing momentum in the Orange’s favor. The Orange trailed by one in the first half and goalie Asa Goldstock had just made a free-position save on the other end. Before SU could get settled in its offense, Gait was swarmed by a pair of black jerseys and turned it over.Moments later, Gait watched as Taylor Hensh notched one of her four goals and set Maryland up for its 11th-straight win over Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier this week, Gait stood in one of the Carrier Dome end zones and counted down the days till SU’s matchup against UMD. She said the contest was marked on the calendars of many SU players. Her five seasons and zero wins against the Terrapins is emblematic of the history between two storied programs.Maryland beats Syracuse. Always.The Terrapins now own a 22-1 (8-0 in the Carrier Dome) series advantage over the Orange. UMD outplayed SU in every facet of the game on Sunday afternoon. It led in free-position goals (5-1), shots (33-25) and draw controls (22-8).In the preseason, senior captain Riley Donahue said that hosting Maryland could boost the Orange’s chances. It didn’t.Drawn offSU’s bench was silent after Maryland rattled off three-straight goals to start the second half.That is, until freshman Sam Swart finished off a give-and-go with Donahue while falling and cut the deficit to six goals. The SU bench perked up. It got louder when Molly Carter scored a minute later.Just when it seemed that the Orange would get an extended run, UMD’s 5-foot-7 draw control specialist Meghan Siverson out-jumped the 6-foot-1 Julie Cross and earned Maryland a possession. Brindi Griffin scored shortly after. The next two draws were repeats and Maryland scored again, extending its lead to seven, then eight.Maryland won the game’s first five draws and finished the game with 22 to SU’s eight. Syracuse hasn’t adjusted to the new draw control rules in the 2018 season. It’s only controlled the faceoff X for a whole game once this season, 16-14, against Oregon on Feb. 18. The season-ending knee injury to Morgan Widner two weeks ago only made the task more daunting for the Orange. UMD, however, entered the contest tied for first in the nation in draw controls per game (18) and exploited a hapless Syracuse.The Orange tried both Cross and sophomore Kerry Defliese to stop the bleeding, but neither could provide the consistency that SU has lacked all year.“Sweet Caroline”Maryland junior attack Caroline Steele entered the game with 11 goals, behind just Megan Whittle and Jen Giles. On Sunday, Steele led the visitors with five goals and two assists. She scored from out wide, up close and at the eight-meter. In the stands, a Terrapin fan led a sing-along of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” that scored the celebration.Luck was also on Steele’s side. Her first free-position shot was deflected in the air by Goldstock and bounced between the sophomore goaltender and in the net. Goldstock saw the ball but only after it was too late.In the first half, Steele topped off a well-designed play out to give Maryland a 6-2 lead. UMD recognized SU’s man-to-man defense and flooded the right side of the field. Griffin was the only player on the other end and worked behind the cage. She darted in front of Goldstock as Steele looped around and ran towards the ball.Griffin set a screen, flipped the ball to Steele and watched her finish her second score of the game. Neil Diamond’s hit rang through the Dome again.The Orange knew coming into the game that the key to stopping Maryland was to neutralize its top scorer: Whittle. A senior attack, she entered the game with 23 goals in five contests and passed three-time Tewaaraton Award winner Taylor Cummings last week in Maryland’s scoring record books. Last season, Whittle scored seven as UMD dismantled the Orange, 17-7.Whittle was limited to three points before adding two more in garbage time, but that wasn’t enough to stop Maryland. Commentslast_img read more

Esports Insider Careers Series – An introduction

first_imgBefore the first real iteration of Ollie’s Esports Insider Careers Series is published later this week from a legal perspective, we thought it would be worth publishing a brief overview of his own general background, how he got into the weird and wonderful world of esports and his musings on the space for those looking to work in it now. Ollie Ring, Esports InsiderI had the unholy task of asking him extensive questions about himself, and here’s what we ended up with.ESI: What did you do prior to working in esports?Ollie: I hopped up the M1 to the University of Birmingham to study Economics from which I graduated with an upper second class (2:1) back in 2013. Having done an internship in 2012 with KPMG, the professional services company, I went straight into a graduate job in Canary Wharf, working towards a dual accountancy qualification in both chartered tax and chartered accountancy. Although I was strong in exams, I actually hated doing them. Here’s my first pearl of wisdom: if you don’t like exams, don’t do accountancy. After leaving KPMG I went and worked for GlaxoSmithKline working in “transfer pricing transformation” but I shan’t bore you with exactly what that entailed.Going to the University of Birmingham and doing Economics, there’s a lot of pressure on students from the university to get a graduate job. We’ve all heard the spiel of how competitive it is out there and any job is fantastic, and whilst that may be the case – it’s easy to jump into a job that isn’t particularly enjoyable. My motto back then was “I don’t really give a sh*t what I do, as long as I earn a lot of money”. As it transpires, if you work in something that you really don’t enjoy, it’s really quite soul-destroying so I decided to make the jump.ESI: You plonker, how did you end up working in esports and specifically writing then?Ollie: My work at KPMG was within Transfer Pricing, and the tax documentation required is a report. Without boring everyone to death, each report has a functional, economic and industry analysis which make up a significant portion of the documentation.“There’s more than just esports to write about, so if writing is truly your passion but you’re struggling for esports jobs, try and pick up other writing roles and build a portfolio”Writing a Functional Analysis would involve identifying where tasks were being performed, almost by interviewing employees in different subsidiaries of a multinational company. Industry Analysis would be researching the general industry that a company operated in, and an Economic Analysis would be more of a template so required less writing. I actually enjoyed the writing aspect so that’s why I thought it was a job I may pursue.When I left working in finance/professional services, I was looking for anything that I deemed to be exciting and different from what I was doing. I considered studying the NCTJ diploma and going into an entry level sports journalist job as I had done a few match reports for my local paper and loved that. Then I remembered that I didn’t want to do exams.One of the match reports I prepared for the local free paperI had been spending a lot of time watching esports and playing games terribly for quite a while – but even back in just 2015 there wasn’t a huge amount floating around the industry. I would optimistically refresh “esportscareer.org” and see what was there. A few random jobs, potentially a role in Poland with Kinguin and a whole lot of voluntary positions. I spotted a freelance role writing for Red Bull, so thought I would apply and after meeting the editor in London that was my first “break”. I was off out to the Frankfurt Major anyway, so he agreed to let me come back with an article and so it went from there.“The difference now, in my opinion, is that passion isn’t enough to land you a job in esports”The first article I had feedback on was basically like “well written, but it reads like a tax report”. As it turns out, writing esports pieces for Red Bull was slightly different to preparing tax documentation. From there, I went to events, relevant conferences and just networked. I had business cards made and I spoke to people. I met you (Sam, ESI Editor) at a conference in London and you may recall that you mentioned there was potentially a site being launched in the future and if I’d be interested in getting involved. It’s a cliché rhetoric but unless you try your hardest to get your name out there, your name won’t get out there. It nearly always takes a bit of luck, but that’s the case with most things.For a long time, esports writing alone was nowhere near enough to provide any sort of sustainable income. I wrote over 15,000 words in the style of Elvis reviewing online casino websites (it’s as bad as it sounds) but again, it’s something I can show people if I want to go for a writing role.There’s more than just esports to write about, so if writing is truly your passion but you’re struggling for esports jobs, try and pick up other writing roles and build a portfolio. Write Medium posts about esports if that’s the only way you have to get published. Eventually, someone will notice.ESI: What advice would you give to someone trying to enter the esports industry now?Ollie: There are a whole lot of jobs out there now compared to a few years back.The difference now, in my opinion, is that passion isn’t enough to land you a job in esports. There are people now making the jump from “standard” industries into the esports world as it’s a fully viable career path that people have started to believe in. There are advertisements for jobs that require years of experience in certain fields that would never have existed a few years ago.Just because you love esports you shouldn’t treat the industry as if it were different from any other. Your passion for Call of Duty might be what others have for the foreign exchange markets. The difference is, they know they need to get qualifications and relevant work experience to even think about breaking into that industry. Esports is fast becoming very, very similar. If you want to work within an organisation doing marketing or sales, go and do marketing and sales elsewhere first.Prove you have done it and can do it and then with your passion for esports it’ll become a whole lot easier to land a role. Esports is here to stay, so make sure you position yourself correctly to give your future self the best possible chance.last_img read more