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Trump says Kelly will leave chief of staff job at end of year

WASHINGTON: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year, US President Donald Trump said on Saturday, his latest staff shakeup since midterm elections a month ago cost Republicans control of the House of Representatives. Trump, speaking to reporters as he left the White House to attend the annual football game between the Army and Navy military academies in Philadelphia, said he would name a successor for Kelly, possibly on an interim basis, in the next day or two. “He’s a great guy,”…

Army Chief provides job to handicapped girl in Lahore who voted in elections

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has offered employment to a handicapped girl who come out to vote in the general elections. Video footage of the girl named Fajar went viral after she braved all odds and obstacles and come out to vote at a Lahore polling station. Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General confirmed that Fajar was provided a job at organisation managed by the army. She would also be given an opportunity to pursue further studies. The army chief also…

ECP bans new recruitment in govt departments

ISLAMABAD:  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has imposed a ban on fresh recruitment in all government departments of the country ahead of the upcoming general elections, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to the details, the ECP banned fresh government jobs with effect from April 01. All federal and provincial authorities have been issued directives to strictly comply with the restrictions,  said the ECP. It added the ban is aimed to ensure transparency in the general elections scheduled around August…

Obama calls for more women in power as ‘men seem to be having problems’

PARIS: Former US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for more women to be put in positions of power "because men seem to be having some problems these days". "Not to generalise but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialisation," Obama said at an invitation-only event during a visit to Paris. He didn't mention any particular male leaders who are currently having problems but spoke of "the importance of more focus on putting women in power, because men seem to be having…

US cop who said ‘we only kill black people’ loses job

WASHINGTON: A Georgia police lieutenant who faced being fired over racially charged comments about black people captured on dash-cam footage has announced his retirement, according to local media. In the video Lieutenant Greg Abbott told a woman who feared moving her hands during a traffic stop not to worry because "we only kill black people." Told she could pick up her cell phone, the woman said she did not want to move her hands because she has seen "way too many videos of cops." "But you're not black," Abbott…

Nine-year-old applies for Nasa’s “alien-fighting” job, gets response

WASHINGTON: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) last week advertised a full-time job of “planetary protection officer” who will be ensuring that humans in space do not contaminate planets and moons, as well as ensuring that alien matter does not infect Earth and it got a chunk of applications…but one of them was quite different. One 9-year-old boy in New Jersey took the vacancy seriously. So he took a sheet of paper and an obviously well-sharpened pencil and carefully hand-wrote his application. He…

Job interviews are utterly useless, research shows

A job interview is one of the most drawn-out and intimidating ways of making first impression. Most of us spend days preparing, getting the appropriate dress code, company research and checking the interview time and place. However, it turns out all of this is for nothing. Jason Dana, an assistant professor of management and marketing at the Yale School of Management has argued that job interviews are “utterly useless” even harmful, in identifying the best candidates for the job. Dana claims in the New York Times…