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Search engine giant, Google has unveiled a new job search experience designed to help job seekers find employment opportunities.

Unveiling the feature in Lagos, Google’s Country Director, Ms Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said the new job search tool would help millions of Nigerians in seeking new opportunities, NAN reports.

She said, “We believe that the web allows anyone, anywhere, of any age, to grow their business, learn the skills they need to get a job, to grow in their career, become an entrepreneur or developer.

“This new jobs search tool will be a key driver for connecting job seekers to open opportunities, helping more people to grow with Google.

“For the first time, when someone uses their phone or computer to search on Google for a job; they will see a streamlined experience letting them explore, research and find relevant local job postings.

“This launch builds on Google’s existing commitment in Sub Saharan Africa to improve economic opportunities for job seekers and employers, demonstrated through its Grow with Google initiatives.”

Ehimuan-Chiazor further disclosed that the Digital Skills for Africa programme, which was Google’s commitment to train one million African youth between April 2016 and March 2017, was achieved and surpassed, adding that the programme in July 2017 was extended to see 10 million youth trained by 2022 as well as 100 000 developers trained across the region. She stated that these are all in a bid to get the youth employed.

“As of today, job seekers in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria would be able to use the new job search experience to help them quickly and easily find opportunities suited to them,” she said.

The country director continued that through an immersive experience, job seekers would explore jobs from across the web and refine their search to meet their specific needs.

“Users will be able to view at-a-glance details about the posting, such as job title, location, whether it’s full-time, part-time or an internship, as well as detailed information should a job be of interest.

“Using Google Maps integration, job seekers can search for jobs any place they can find on the map, and if they are signed in, they can even see how long it will take to commute to the job from home.

“Searching for a new job can take time, so if you step away from your job search, Google has made it easy to pick up where you left off as well as stay in the loop on opportunities that are right for you.

“Simply push the “get alerts” button to get email notifications when new jobs matching your search appear,’’ she said.

The country director said that this being an open ecosystem, Google invited all job sites, platforms and employers, big and small to integrate with them and make their jobs eligible to display in the new jobs search experience.

“With Google’s newly released open documentation, any job provider is able to integrate its content through open structured schema.org web mark-up standards Google supports.

“To optimise the feature and make it more useful, Google is working with a broad and growing cross-section of partners, such as Jobberman, NGCareers, MyJobMag and other job resource websites in Nigeria.

“These collaborations ensure Google is able to present job postings content accurately, as soon as it is posted, to exactly the people that will find it most relevant.

“The launch of this new jobs search experience is part of our broader commitment to improve economic opportunities for job seekers and employers through Google technologies in partnership with the broader employment industry.

“Google is committed to providing useful, accurate and relevant information based on your search queries and helping you connect to your next job.

“In this way we hope to make a contribution towards matching job seekers with jobs and taking steps to tackle the skills gap,

She said that in addition to its digital skills initiative and the new jobs search experience, Google also supports tech start-ups at various stages of their lifecycle through the launchpad programme.

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New accuser claims Brett Kavanaugh put his private part in her face at Yale

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New accuser claims Brett Kavanaugh put his private part in her face at Yale
A new woman has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The new accuser claims Kavanaugh exposed himself without her consent during their college years at Yale.

The New Yorker published a bombshell story on Sunday ahead of Kavanaugh’s Thursday hearing in D.C., where he’s already set to face-off against Christine Blasey Ford who has accused him of a sexual assault when they were both in high school.

The sexual assault claims brought against Brett Kavanaugh led to the Twitter hashtag #WhyIDidn’tReport after US President Donald Trump defended him and asked his accuser why she didn’t speak up years ago (read here).

In the latest accusation made against Brett Kavanaugh, a woman named Deborah Ramirez claims Kavanaugh put his exposed penis in her face at a dorm party during their freshman year at Yale sometime between 1983 and ’84. She says she got drunk during a drinking game, and that at one point a male classmate (not Kavanaugh) pointed a dildo at her.

In this new story, written by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, the woman says soon after she was on the floor, foggy and slurring her words when she says she remembers seeing a real penis smack dab in her face. She tells the New Yorker she recalls other students telling her to kiss it. Ramirez says she pushed the person away, touching the penis in the process, and then saw Kavanaugh standing next to her, pulling his pants up and laughing.

She says she also remembers another student shouting down the hall, “Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face.” Ramirez says she specifically remembers hearing his full name.

Ramirez admits that parts of her memory on the alleged incident are fuzzy, but the New Yorker notes “After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney” Ramirez felt confident in the details of her story.

As for Kavanaugh, he tells the New Yorker:

This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name–and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building–against these last-minute allegations.

A White House spokesperson also expressed support for Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh is still waiting to be confirmed to the Supreme Court as President Trump’s latest nominee.

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Golf Legend Tiger Woods Clinches His First Tournament Win After Five Years

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Golf Legend Tiger Woods Clinches His First Tournament Win After Five Years

Golf legend, Tiger Woods has won the 2018 Tour Championship and his 80th on the PGA title, just when many experts believed that his career was finished.

Woods has overcome personal struggles and four back surgeries to secure his victory. This will be his first victory since 2013.

After winning he said: “I loved every minute of it the fight and the grind.

“I was having a hard time not crying at the last hole, once I got the ball on the green I knew I could handle it from there.”

His present girlfriend Erica Herman, was on hand to celebrate the heroic achievement with him.

Golf Legend Tiger Woods Clinches His First Tournament Win After Five Years

Golf Legend Tiger Woods Clinches His First Tournament Win After Five Years

Golf Legend Tiger Woods Clinches His First Tournament Win After Five Years

Golf Legend Tiger Woods Clinches His First Tournament Win After Five Years

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