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first_imgWith that, Marquez will finally get the chance to make an indelible mark on the sport. Make no mistake, Marquez, 33, has had a terrific career. He is 46-3-1 with 35 knockouts and has held the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherweight belts, as well as the World Boxing Organization interim featherweight belt. But whereas everybody knows Barrera, Marquez has had a much more difficult time becoming a recognizeable figure. He said he wasn’t thrilled with how Forum Boxing handled him, but there’s something else. Or, should we say, someone else. That would be his little brother, Rafael Marquez, who has stolen some of Juan Manuel’s thunder. All the time both were boxing out of the Forum, Juan Manuel was considered the better fighter. Rafael was known as the younger brother who was going to be good, but would never be his big brother’s equal. That’s why the opening of a conference call Tuesday promoting the Marquez-Barrera showdown was interesting, to say the least. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy, said this is “a great matchup between the two greatest fighters from Mexico, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez.” Oh? Well, Rafael Marquez, 31, is in the top 10 of every respectable pound-for-pound poll, in the upper half of many. The same cannot be said for Juan Manuel Marquez, though he is borderline top 10. Heck, Rafael Marquez is higher in some polls than Barrera. It would seem Schaefer’s statement was an insult to Rafael, who last Saturday moved up in weight and took Israel Vazquez’s WBC super bantamweight belt via seventh-round technical knockout. But Juan Manuel didn’t exactly see it that way. “Obviously, it’s arguable,” Marquez said. “There are people that feel that Rafael should be up there and I feel very proud and happy for that fact. And if Richard Schaefer makes a comment that it’s the two best Mexican fighters, then you can argue that fact as well. I don’t feel bad about it.” A little jealously, perhaps, on the part of Juan Manuel Marquez? No way, he said. “There is no rivalry whatsoever,” Marquez said. “It is motivation. We both work hard, we both want to be champions, we both want to win.” One thing is for sure, should Marquez beat Barrera (63-4, 42KOs), his place in boxing history will be secure. And it would not be an upset if Marquez does just that. Remember, their most famous common opponent is none other than Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao stopped Barrera in the 11th round in November 2003. Six months later, in May 2004, Pacquiao decked Marquez three times in the first round. But Marquez exhibited uncanny mettle, got up from the knockdowns and fought Pacquiao tooth and nail to a draw. Many ringside experts had Marquez coming back to win by a point or two. Marquez is no joke. But he probably hasn’t fully proven his worth in the eyes of many. “I have wanted this fight for over four or five years,” Marquez said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Then again, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions doesn’t have a problem with it. The company now promotes Marquez and Barrera, and they will get it on next Saturday at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. At stake will be Barrera’s World Boxing Council super featherweight belt. It will be available on HBO pay-per-view. “We are looking to do the best fights with the best fighters,” said Eric Gomez, Golden Boy matchmaker and vice president. “That is what the public wants. These two warriors want to fight each other, want to face each other and give back to the boxing community.” center_img A fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Marco Antonio Barrera always seemed a natural. They are both from Mexico City, they’re the same age and have been in, or near, the same weight class. But they both made their bones fighting out of the Forum under the Forum Boxing Inc., banner in the 1990s, and it has never been common for fighters working for the same promoter to engage each other in a bout. A promoter isn’t going to go out of his way to get one of his star fighters knocked off. last_img read more


first_imgDrop by an open house this weekend and there is a chance you could bump into a Countrywide home loan sales person. The Calabasas mortgage giant, which is getting hammered in the credit crunch, ordered 7,000 loan consultants to spread out across the country in operation “America’s Open House.” It’s one more battle in the company’s war to win back the hearts and checking accounts of homebuyers, who are scarce these days. Here’s the battle plan. “Credit standards certainly have tightened up, and that’s a result of investors getting more careful and scrutinizing what they invest in,” Kemp said. “The best advice I could ever give is be prepared to document your income and be prepared to have a down payment.” Countrywide is encouraged by what it views as signs of renewed consumer interest in home finance, including a 40 percent spike in the number of customers calling to discuss their home financing options after the Fed’s recent half-point rate cut. One thing the consultants will bring are calculators that can provide qualified prospective buyers with pre-approvals for a loan. That will let them know how much house they can buy and whether prices are still too high. The consultants will also bring a Realtor’s survival kit, what the company calls “a big ol’ bag of appreciation from Countrywide.” Kemp said: “It’s not as dismal as it seems. You can still have a piece of the American dream. I hate to sound like a Pollyanna, but it’s true.” Maybe so. But it’s still going to take a lot more than a bag of appreciation to sweeten up this real estate market. CASH INFUSION: CityView, a national housing investor, last week launched CityView Los Angeles Fund, a $150 million-plus fund to create more work-force housing in Los Angeles County. The enterprise’s executive chairman is Henry Cisneros, the former Housing and Urban Development head. “With housing costs rising faster than incomes, the imbalanced work-force housing supply in Los Angeles County is a crisis,” Cisneros said in a statement. CityView will partner with homebuilders and developers to address a pressing issue and build homes within the price range of working families such as teachers, nurses, police officers and firefighters. The enterprise has already partnered with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and has added three local pension funds – the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension, the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System and the Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association. The fund can be used for complex housing developments, such as infill projects, and brings the creativity for the development of underused land. For example, in one of the first projects, CityView teamed up with John Laing Homes to develop an Inglewood site near Los Angeles International Airport, which was formerly used for oil drilling and storage. Today, the development of 157 detached, single-family homes is the largest master-planned community Inglewood has seen in more than 15 years. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The consultants will hook up real estate agents and prospective buyers they encounter and provide them with an array of mortgage financing options that Countrywide still offers. Surprisingly, it’s a sizeable number. “We do have a wide variety of loan programs – 197 at last count. But fundamentally people only use about five or so,” said Mark Kemp, the company’s divisional vice president for California, Nevada and Hawaii. Countrywide still makes loans with 5 percent and 10 percent down payments. And it also has a wide variety of jumbo and superjumbo loans, he said. But it is not the Wild West of just a couple of years ago. last_img read more


first_img“If they are endorsing a project as a good expenditure for federal money, they have an obligation to tell their constituents, `This is what I’m supporting. This is what I think we should be spending our tax dollars on,”‘ Ellis said. The stealth politicians include members of both parties. And some of them have blasted their opponents for failing to be transparent enough when it comes to earmarks. Just last week, Republican Reps. Elton Gallegly of Thousand Oaks, Howard “Buck” McKeon of Santa Clarita, Gary Miller of Brea and Jerry Lewis of Redlands signed a petition demanding Democrats do more to publicize the authors of earmarks in authorization and tax bills. While none of the lawmakers would speak about their decision to keep mum about their own earmarks, aides to Gallegly, Miller and Lewis noted the petition called for public disclosure of projects approved for funding, not those still under consideration. A McKeon spokeswoman said the congressman’s policy is to release information about projects after the House approves the funding. Similarly, a number of Democrats who banged the drum of public disclosure during the 2006 election refused to reveal now what projects they feel deserve federal dollars. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, for example, last year criticized a Republican measure that demands lawmakers put their names on pet projects, saying it didn’t go far enough. Now a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Schiff released a statement saying, “I strongly believe that all projects funded by Congress should be disclosed.” Asked to explain why he won’t reveal his own projects, a spokesman said the written statement “is all we have to say.” Similarly, a spokeswoman for Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, said the congresswoman has a policy to release earmarks only after they are funded. “We are confident that we are releasing all the information that needs to be released,” Solis spokeswoman Sonia Melendez said. Also refusing to disclose was Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, who released a statement saying she is happy to discuss funded projects but did not explain her reasons for keeping requests secret. And Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, did not respond to several requests for an explanation. Privately, aides acknowledged that lawmakers typically don’t like to reveal requests because they don’t want to offend an organization or municipality that wasn’t on the list – or whose members think the lawmaker should be seeking more money for a given project. Moreover, they don’t want to be publicly criticized if they fail to obtain funding. But advocates of public disclosure criticized that reasoning. “They want to be able to preserve the right to talk out of both sides of their mouths,” Ellis said. “They want to be able to be everything to everybody, and withholding information makes that possible.” Those who did release their lists said they haven’t suffered any drawbacks. Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, for example, issued a press release in June listing his requests, which include: $2.3 million for equipment at Arcadia Methodist Hospital; $7 million to construct sound walls along Interstate 210; and $5million for a Rancho Cuca- monga company developing a triage medical monitor. Dreier said he knows he won’t get all the money he is seeking, but said, “I’ve been proud of the requests that I’ve made.” Besides, he said, as the author of major lobbying and earmark reform when his party was in power, Dreier said, “I felt it was important to set an example.” Other lawmakers who disclosed their earmark requests were: Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach/Long Beach; Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks; Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys; and Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles. Rep. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino, released his list of requests, but not the dollar amounts. Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Long Beach, who won a special election for her seat in August, entered Congress after the period for taking funding requests had already closed. But watchdogs said that despite continued objections from a number of lawmakers, transparency has begun to spread through the halls of Congress. “There’s still a lot of work to be done, but there’s definitely more transparency in the 110th Congress than we ever have had before,” said Bill Allison, an investigator with the Sunlight Foundation in Washington, D.C. Has it lead to less spending in Washington? Said Allison, “Too soon to tell.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Link: Earmark Requests Congress’ Golden State members are among the growing chorus calling for more transparency in the federal budget process – but some insist on keeping their own requests for pet projects shrouded in secrecy. Eight of Southern California’s 15 lawmakers refused a request last week to supply their list of earmark requests and explain how they hope to spend federal tax dollars in the coming year. “It shows at least some level of contempt for their constituents,” said Steve Ellis, spokesman for the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. last_img

first_imgHE’S a bit of a poster boy himself – but now Downings singer Shane McLaughlin wants help in removing images of himself from across County Donegal.The Voice of Ireland star received huge support in his quest for glory on the RTE show and eventually finished third.He won friends and supporters across Ireland, among them pop guru Louis Walsh. Now Shane is asking people who may see a spare poster of him to please take it down and then contact him via his Facebook page so he can arrange to collect them.Maybe he’s planning to run for election????Here’s Shane out and about last night taking down his ‘Voice’ posters.  SINGER SHANE IN POSTER APPEAL! was last modified: May 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SINGER SHANE IN POSTER APPEAL!last_img read more


first_imgVicky and Jenny have rejoined Patrick’s team.Patrick Gildea Hairdressers is not only a great place to get your hair styled –  it is a obviously a great place to be stylist! Beautiful surroundings, world class training and a proactive and positive team of people to work with.And if you need proof of that – just ask Vicky Harris and Jenny Smyth. Vicky and Jenny, who worked with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing previously, have rejoined the team since the opening of the company’s “Centre Of Excellence.”Vicky said hairdressing is a passion she has had since she was in school.“I’ve always had a natural flow with art. It’s my 20th year in hairdressing and love it more than ever. I love the challenge of being creative in cutting and colouring. I love the satisfaction I get when the customer is happy with the finished result. I am very excited to be back working with Patrick and the team in the new salon as its taking hairdressing to the next level”And Jenny revealed “I’ve been working in hairdressing for 20 years, 10 of these spent with Patrick. I have returned to the salon as I missed the buzz of working with the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team. The staff are great. I also love the level of training provided and professionalism and high stand that Patrick works too. I’m excited to be part of the team again” It isn’t hard to see why staff love working with the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team.Apart from the new luxurious salon they work in everyday, they continuously receive training which means they are always ahead of the pack.Last weekend, the team completed an amazing day course on customer service in the new salon with the world famous Julie Eldrett who flew in from the UK. Julie is a customer care consultant with over 35 years experience.Now the North West’s leading Salon is also benefiting. This will in turn benefit every customer that walks through the doors of the new Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Salon.Patrick Gilead Hairdressers employees 30 staff at the moment. The way the salon is expanding and innovating this could rise. Great news for Donegal!Check out Patrick Gildea and the team on their new website here www.patrickgildea.ie Chop chop!! Have you ever seen a more happy looking bunch of employees?!PATRICK’S FORMER STAFF ARE JUST ‘DYEING’ TO GET BACK WORKING WITH HIM! was last modified: June 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennyPatrick Gildea HairdressersSalonlast_img read more


first_img Martial has been handed the opportunity to impress on United’s pre-season tour ALTERED Martial is expected to leave Man United this summer Martial’s Manchester United career revealed How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Chelsea have emerged as holding an interest in Martial, and they wish to sign the forward this summer as a replacement for Eden Hazard, who is expected to join Real Madrid.And Ashton believes leaving Old Trafford would be a good idea for Martial as he just doesn’t fit at United under Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils’ manager.Ashton told talkSPORT: “He’s a player who, for me, at this moment flatters to deceive.“When you watch him play he does some brilliant things and looks exciting, he just doesn’t give that end product and a consistent performance throughout a whole game; he just shows little flashes. Most read in Premier League tense Mourinho has never been convinced by Martial Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BIG PRESENTS UP TOP predicted Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “Also, he’s defensively poor – especially in a Mourinho team where he likes his wide players to do a job.“But you can just see he has so much talent – electric pace, [he] can finish – but he needs to do it consistently. If you are at a top club you can’t afford to have a couple of bad games. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Manchester United is the wrong fit for Anthony Martial and sealing a move away from Old Trafford this summer would be wise, according to former England international Dean Ashton.Martial, the forward, wants to leave the Red Devils this summer due to his lack of game time under Jose Mourinho. 3 gameday cracker silverware 3 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The 22-year-old’s agent publically revealed Martial’s wishes earlier this summer, after his client started just eight league matches in 2018 and basically became third choice left-winger when Alexis Sanchez was signed by United.Martial’s lack of game time has impacted his form, and he had to watch from home as France won the World Cup having been dropped from the national set-up by Les Bleus manager Didier Deschamps. latest “I know he’s young, but at the moment it doesn’t seem the right fit, and maybe he does need to go to a different club that will give him a bit more freedom where he can really thrive, because I don’t think that’s going to happen at Manchester United.”Martial quickly established himself a fan favourite at Old Trafford following his move to the club in 2015, and the United faithful have often questioned Mourinho’s handling of the forward.The Portuguese has a poor record with developing young players, and should Martial leave, he will become the latest starlet thrown on the junk pile by Mourinho who has the potential to go on and enjoy a glorious career.Asked if Martial needs to play for a manager more tolerant of young players and more willing to nurture them, Ashton replied: “I wouldn’t say more tolerant of younger players. NEW ERA Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2015/16: 49 apps (17 goals + 9 assists)2016/17: 42 apps (8 goals + 8 assists)2017/18: 45 apps (11 goals + 9 assists) “It’s just that Mourinho expects certain things from his attacking wide players. He expects them to defend properly and to produce game in, game out at the top level – and he just hasn’t done that.“Certain players need a certain style of football to get the best out of them. That [Manchester United’s] style of football doesn’t suit Anthony Martial.”last_img read more


first_imgDrumkeen Community ChildcareDrumkeen Community Childcare Parents Committee will be having a Cake Sale and Fun Day in the Parish Hall in Drumkeen on Easter Sunday 20th April from 11.00am to 1.00pm. There will be plenty of tasty treats to take home or enjoy in the hall with a cup of tea or coffee while the children enjoy the bouncy castle provided by Aisling McKelvey. There will also be an Easter Draw with many great prizes. Tickets for the draw will be available on the day but also in local shops, and from parents of children in Drumkeen Community Childcare prior to the event. Come along to enjoy a fun afternoon for all the family, everyone welcome! Easter CommemorationThe Drumkeen Easter commemoration will take place this Sun 20th April at 2 pm at the local Hunger Strikers monument. All welcome.Titanic Dance The locally produced show Titanic Dance is coming to the Odyssey in Belfast on Sat 10th of May. The show was created by Raymond Sweeney and Louise Hayden, both former Lord of the Dance principle dancers. A love story set on the Titanic’s first and final fateful voyage.We are hoping to take a bus to the show in Belfast leaving early on the Sat morning to allow for a little shopping/sightseeing in the city centre before attending the show at 8 pm. The bus will return home immediately after the show. Phone Bridget on 074 9134069 or Maeve on 086 3940761 for further details.Drumkeen Youth ClubHuge thanks to everyone who supported our Easter quiz, another fantastic success. Well done to all who helped organise the event, thanks to all the sponsors and congratulations to the winners. No youth club this Fri 18th (Good Friday) Hope you all have a great Easter.Spinning/Circuits/BoxerciseSpinning classes continue mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details or check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 09th Apr 04,08,20,21. No jackpot winner. 1 winner €100 Stephen Mc Kinney Castlefin. Next week’s jackpot €2,250. Go raibh maith agat.Sponsored SkydiveNew date for the Skydive is Sun 20th April. All proceeds going to Our Lady’s Hospital for sick children Crumlin, donations big or small would be greatly appreciated. Contact Julie on 086 1958421 or email drumkeennotes@gmail.com if you would like to donate.Jiving Classes Jiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY CHILDCARE TO HOST FUN DAY was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drumkeen Local Noteslast_img read more


first_imgTFS are a local company looking for individuals who are conscientious, enthusiastic and a team player to join an amazing team of committed individuals, and they’re looking for an experienced truck driver to join their team. Manus Kelly Director of Tailored Facility Solutions is looking for an experienced truck driver to join his innovative team.Our company currently provides a range of outsourced facility management services to local public and private organisations.Holding a Category C licence, you will be flexible and reliable, duties will include driving, hazardous waste handling, chilled foods delivery and other duties as required. You will have outstanding customer service and work ethics and a great communicator who will liaise on a daily basis with company and client personnel.If you are the right person for this role, contact us with a covering email and attached CV by 12:00 midday on the closing date Monday 9th June 2014  or why wait?IF YOU ARE SERIOUS CONTACT US NOW!!!Email: manus@tfsireland.ie  JOB VACANCY: TAILORED FACILITY SOLUTIONS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVER was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Job VacancyjobsnewsTFSlast_img read more


first_imgFirefighters spent over two hours saving a family home after a fire broke out in Kiltoy, Letterkenny last night.Councillor Victor FisherFire officers were able to save the home, which belongs to a well-known local businessman and former town councillor Victor Fisher, but it was badly damaged after the intense blaze.Fire officers received a call from the owner of the home at 5.55pm yesterday evening that a fire had broken out at his house in Kiltoy. Nobody was hurt during the blaze.First appliance were on the scene at 6.05pm and the second appliance arrived shortly after.At that stage the fire had already penetrated the roof of the detached dormer bungalow.Members of the Fire Brigade then tackled the blaze with breathing apparatus and managed to bring the blaze under control. The last Fire Brigade left the scene at 8.15pm, well over two hours after the blaze broke out.Chief Fire Officer at Letterkenny Fire Station Joseph McTaggart told Donegal Daily “There was extensive smoke damage done to the home.“One room downstairs was badly damaged by fire and so was the room directly above it.“Part of the roof was also damaged by the fire, but thankfully nobody was injured.“If the fire had broken out while the occupants were asleep then the circumstances could’ve been a lot worse.” FIREFIGHTERS TACKLE BLAZE FOR TWO-HOURS IN DESPERATE EFFORT TO SAVE FAMILY HOME was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfireJoseph McTaggartletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgTags:#social networks#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification antone gonsalves A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img While Facebook struggles to feed ads to 900 million fickle members enjoying its free services, LinkedIn is working on selling paid services to its 175 million professional participants. Its fastest growing products, accounting for more than half of the company’s revenue, turn the serious social network into a giant job mart.“[LinkedIn] is the best tool to come out so far for recruiters,” said Glenn Newman, a headhunter for Berkeley, Calif.-based Management Recruiters, an affiliate of global recruiting firm MRINetwork.The Place For HeadhuntersFully 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to seek candidates, according to a recent survey by MRINetwork. By comparison, the same study found that only 15% of recruiters use Facebook and 11% check out Twitter.Financial SuccessRevenue from LinkedIn’s hiring services rose 107% year over year in the second quarter, to $122 million, or 53% of the site’s total revenue. LinkedIn’s success has put pressure on traditional online job sites, like Monster Worldwide.Impact on Job SitesIn the second quarter, Monster’s profit fell by more than half, mostly due to the weak job market in the U.S. and Europe. But in a recent interview with Dow Jones Newswires, Monster chief executive Salvatore Iannuzzi acknowledged that LinkedIn is likely hurting his business – especially at the high end of the job market where positions pay more than $80,000 a year.Monster doesn’t provide much help for recruiters trying to fill executive positions. That’s because most people using the service are unemployed, and the most desirable executive candidates usually have jobs.“Sometimes you find a diamond in the rough, but the candidates recruiters are looking for are those that are working, that are really good at what they do, that are happy and are sitting at their job doing what they do,” Newman said. “Not people who are out of work and have their resume posted somewhere.” Why Recruiters Like LinkedInRecruiters turn to LinkedIn for leads on people they may be able to convince to jump to a competitor. But while the site is a good place to start, the search seldom ends there.“It’s the lazy recruiter that uses LinkedIn as their bible,” Newman said. Recruiters often take the information on LinkedIn and use it in conjunction with their company’s database of potential candidates.LinkedIn can also be helpful in finding people for specialized positions, he said. For example, Newman is looking for a western regional sales manager for a tea company. LinkedIn might avail me in accessing some names and companies that I wasn’t aware of.”More Than Just JobsLinkedIn’s focus on professionals is driving more than just its hiring services. Advertisers spent $63 million on the site in the second quarter, 64% more than a year ago. Revenue from people signing up for paid subscriptions rose 82%, to $43 million.In the first half of the year, LinkedIn reported a 94% increase in overall revenue, far outpacing the growth of tech giants Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google, according to figures compiled by Statista. LinkedIn topped Statista’sLinkedIn’s revenue growth has also gotten a high five from investors. Its stock has more than doubled since its $45-a-share debut in 2011, while Facebook’s has been cut almost in half since its May initial public offering.ChallengesWhich isn’t to say LinkedIn doesn’t face challenges. Herman Leung of Susquehanna Financial Groupestimates the company is trading at 102 times 2013 estimated earnings, which is far higher than other Internet companies. How long LinkedIn can sustain that ratio remains to be seen.But for now, investors don’t seem to worry, as LinkedIn’s revenue streams show no signs of slowing.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more