A waste of talent

I read a well-written article on how the hiring policies of employers are excluding skilled immigrant workers from suitable employment in Canada. It was written by Najia Alavi for the National Post and published on July 31, 2008. Check it out by clicking the link below.

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=690912&p=1

Comment below and let me know what do you think of it.

Cheers,

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The Game of Cricket & Canada

I resumed playing cricket in Toronto after a lapse of two years. From playing in different cities and on various pitches in Pakistan, I knew that I would have to adapt my batting technique to adjust to the new environment. What I was uncertain about was how much of an adaptation would be required. Indeed it was more than I anticipated.

Primarily, the grass on the outfield is left longer than normal on the grounds that I have played on, which stops the ball short of boundary. So one needs to either settle for singles and doubles or resort to hitting over the top of fielders to score runs quickly. Moreover, we play on mat pitches, which facilitates swing bowling more than the flat turf in India and Pakistan. This required to play late and let the ball finish its jugglery before hitting it. On the other hand, the matches start around mid day, so the bowlers are unable to take advantage of morning dew, which is common in Pakistan, as cricket is played in winter. Read more of this post

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