Most developers remain optimistic despite the looming deadline of the August deadline for declaring an ABSD at the end of the year. This would mean that the state will lose the license to develop software and they will likely be forced to shut down their operations.
However, they are concerned about the impact of losing this type of license. The companies and individuals in the industry are concerned that there is no way to resurrect their business once they are forced to shut down. When developers believe that the ABSD is over, they will begin preparing themselves for the later ABSD deadline which means preparing their projects for the coming year which could have only one opportunity to prove itself worthy.
Developers are unsure of what they should do now that there is a deadline. Should they give up their passion and let the business go bust or should they continue to work as hard as they can?
Many developers aren’t aware of the ramifications of what they may face after the sudden government shutdown. They have never experienced a government shutdown before and they may not know the implications of it. Should they focus on their code for the next year or should they focus on improving their business model?
Remain Optimistic About 2020 When it Comes to Developing Software
Fall sales are a definite possibility due to the fact that most people will be put on work during the weekend. They may not be able to use their computers during the weekend to do any web development and therefore any business might not be able to make money.
There are numerous companies that are now forced to close their doors and some businesses may not be able to reopen. Developers worry about the fact that if their project was their only source of income, they will only be able to support themselves with the earnings from their business and any software will be out of their price range.
Any future work needs will be difficult to find. As technology continues to advance and developers need to learn more advanced languages, the companies who develop such applications will need to move further away from their natural state.
Clients may also want to move from different devices that they have been using to mobile phones to smartphones. Such development will only make the whole industry to stagnate.
Falling Sales Figures
Fall sales are only going to come to the industry if developers start to make a lot of money. The lack of revenue will only cause them to feel depressed and will only lead to them to leave their jobs if they don’t find new ones in the near future.
If markets crash, developers who were confident in their projects’ success will likely see their career change. Some may leave their current jobs, which may force some companies to close down.
Developers are realistic about what is expected after 2020. If the market continues to crash, it will make the task of maintaining their business even harder which could force many to continue working as hard as they can until the worst happens.
Many owners of real estate properties have become increasingly interested in SocialCast On Facebook. In fact, a recent survey showed that 35% of these homes’ owners on Facebook are using this company to locate the right property to sell. As an owner, you can use these same methods to find buyers for your properties. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
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Some of the other real estate groups on Facebook include A-List, Real Estate for Rentals, Statewide Real Estate Exchange, and Real Deal for Sale. All of these sites offer the same types of features, so make sure to participate. This gives you the opportunity to connect with others who are looking for homes.
The second thing to remember when using Facebook to locate buyers for your properties is to tell people what you are looking for. Be sure to put a link to your website in the message. Be open and honest about your home search and your budget.
Make sure to leave a comment on at least one blog post or status update. The more posts you leave, the more chances you will be able to share your own experience with the home you are advertising. Also, the more you use these sites to share your expertise, the more likely you will receive helpful reviews from other home buyers.
It is also smart to sign up for a membership to one of the many other social media sites that are offered by SocialCast. This can be done with a click of a button. There are several advantages of joining SocialCast sites. These include:
Membership gives you access to additional features, such as being able to create your own pages, add friends and members, create your own groups, and even see how many people view your page each day. You can also view your latest updates and wall posts. To sign up, simply visit their website and follow the simple sign up process.
There are many online sites that allow you to search for homes quickly and easily. These sites are useful for owners, real estate agents, buyers, and both online and offline consumers alike.
3 MAY 2015: LionsXII head coach Fandi Ahmad was pleased with the way his players came from behind to defeat Sime Darby on Saturday evening.
The LionsXII had trailed to a first-half Fahrul Razi stunner, but fought back with two brilliantly taken goals from Firdaus Kasman and Gabriel Quak in the second half.
The result means that Fandi’s charges have won away in the league for the first time this season, and twice in a row as well.
With 13 points right now, the LionsXII are just five points behind league leaders PDRM FA.
“I’m proud of the boys who made a comeback,” Fandi said after the game.
“We had some difficulties in the beginning of the game, and also had to make some changes at the last minute because (Khairul) Nizam had to pull out due to a hamstring strain.
“I thought the makeshift defence was quite good today. They gave us a scare early in the first half but we fought very hard in the second half.
“We never gave up and in the second half we came back. We wanted to win this game because of our positive mindset from the last game.
“I thought we did quite well and we deserved it in the second half, where we could have scored more goals.”
Fandi however, conceded that he feared the worst initially, as the makeshift defence of Raihan Rahman, Izzdin Shafiq, Zulfahmi Arifin and Hafiz Sujad struggled.
“It’s definitely the concentration that’s key, but I thought Sime Darby did very well,” Fandi explained.
“They played a lot of long balls to their striker Reinaldo.
“He has a big physique and can knock down balls so we couldn’t cope with that because our centre-backs were not that tall and most of the time we were caught ball watching and made a lot of mistakes.
“So far the last few games have been good, we’ve been improving with a makeshift team, and we are very happy to get these three points.”
SINGAPORE, 6 MARCH 2015: LionsXII coach Fandi Ahmad admitted that the team’s next match against Felda United will be tough, but he expects his team to get at least a point out of the game.
It will be the fourth consecutive away game the LionsXII will be playing, as they travel to the Majlis Perbandaran Stadium to take on Malaysia Super League leaders Felda United on Saturday evening.
The Singapore team is currently eighth in the league table, behind defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim on goal difference and just three points behind leaders Felda United.
A win could potentially take them to the top of the table, should results elsewhere go their way.
Past results show that LionsXII have enjoyed their games against Felda United, although in two games against Felda last year in the Malaysia Cup, the team lost one and drew the other.
“We are definitely going there to get points home,” Fandi told the official LionsXII website. “We want to get something and there are points to be won. We will go with a positive mind, and not just think about attacking or defending. We have our strategy to deal with Felda. What’s most important is we have to ensure we do not give Felda an early goal.”
Fandi’s task will be made tougher with a few players currently out with injury. Izwan Mahbud is still struggling with his shoulder injury, while Samuel Benjamin injured his knee in a training session earlier this week. Hafiz Sujad has also not played in the previous two games after coming off injured against Perak, although he has since returned to training.
The fact that the players have had to travel for the past few games has not helped with fatigue creeping in, but Fandi asserted that he will make do with whoever is available.
“We will see the conditions of the players, it’s a week by week assessment,” he said.
“To get a win against Felda, we have to be really focused throughout the game from the first minute till the final whistle. They have good strikers – Zah Rahan (Krangar), (Ndumba) Makeche, (Edward) Wilson – those are their three main dangermen, they are all good players and we have to watch out for them.”
“Izwan is struggling, and we are not sure if we can play him against Felda. But we still have Khai (Khairulhin Khalid). He showed he has improved a lot when he played in the FA Cup. He has got good spring, and is aggressive coming out. Against the big and strong foreign strikers, he will be important for us.
“We want to do our best; we can’t make promises but we want to get something out of the game for sure.”
By Kenneth Tan
LionsXII 0-1 Sime Darby FC
(Syukur Saidin 45’+2)
SINGAPORE, 12 April 2014: The LionsXII’s home woes continued on Saturday night as they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat on the hands of promoted side Sime Darby FC.
A lack of cutting edge upfront proved to be their downfall again as a solitary Syukur Saidin goal condemned them to a disappointing result in front of 7,198 home fans.
After a victorious night in Selayang last week, LionsXII coach Fandi Ahmad chose to keep faith with the same starting eleven with Madhu Mohana keeping his place at the heart of defence.
Upfront, Khairul Amri was supported by the likes of Shahfiq Ghani, Faris Ramli and Nazrul Nazari. Despite the attacking-minded line-up, the home side found little joy trying to break into the final third.
Just like their previous home matches, the LionsXII managed to dominate possession early on but were unable to get significant shots at goal.
Faris had an early penalty shout turned away; Firdaus Kasman lashed wide from 20 yards; Amri’s close-range shot was deflected away from goal by Sime Darby captain Juzaili Samion, while Shahfiq’s set-pieces just could not find their targets.
Shahfiq then curled over before Firdaus forced Sime Darby keeper Redzuan Harun into the first save of the night with a low grounder from just outside the box, while the pace of Faris and Nazrul did not provide much penetration for the Singaporeans down the flanks.
Soaking up the early pressure, the visitors settled into the game and had a couple of decent shots themselves. Their strong resistance paid off as they duly silenced the hosts with virtually the last kick of the first half.
Subsitute Fahrul Hazli’s out swinging corner was met by a superb side foot volley from Syukur Saidin which left LionsXII keeper Izwan Madhud rooted to the spot.
It was a sucker punch for Fandi’s boys and the gaffer reacted by bringing on playmaker Zulfahmi Arifin for Firdaus. The 22-year-old went straight into the thick of things as he lashed wide just outside the box.
It was a good 15 minutes or so for the reigning Malaysian Super League (MSL) champions as their persistently forced the visitors into some rearguard action.
Shahfiq played a clever one-two with Nazrul before having his shot deflected into Redzuan’s grateful arms while Faris thumped just over after bamboozling his way through the middle.
Further substitutions were made in the form of Sufian Anuar and Hafiz Sujad for the ineffective duo of Shahfiq and Nazrul, but they were unable to keep up that pressure.
Led by their skipper Juzaili, the Sime Darby defence repelled all the aerial balls that came their way. Despite Coach Fandi pushing Captain Safuwan Baharudin into an attacking position, they were unable to trouble Redzuan much.
Faris provided one of the few sparks with yet another lung-bursting run down the middle, but his fierce shot was well parried away by the Sime Darby keeper.
The LionsXII could have stolen a point three minutes into injury time, but Sufian’s header following a melee in the box was well hacked off the line by a Sime Darby defender.
There was one last chance to salvage something moments later after Shakir Hamzah was brought down at the edge of the box, but Zulfahmi’s free kick went straight to Redzuan.
In the end, it was the visitors who stole an impressive result while the LionsXII were left to lick their wounds after yet another disappointing result at home.
Fandi: Some players have to buck up
At the post-match press conference, Coach Fandi cut a desolate figure as he reflected on his side’s failings in front of goal.
“It was a disappointing result,” he said bluntly.
“We had enough chances to win the game but the players’ first touch was poor. We could have easily gotten two to three goals if that was better.
We’re very inconsistent and there’re some players who have to buck up. They did not show enough guts and aggression.”
With another home game coming up in three days’ time, the 51-year-old hopes that his boys can start to make Jalan Besar Stadium a fortress again.
“We should not give up,” he said defiantly.
“I said before this game that three of our next four games are at home. Whether we’re playing big or small teams, we have to collect points.”
Meanwhile opposite counterpart Ismail Zakaria was happy that his plan to play a compact game paid off, although he admitted Lady Luck played a big factor.
“We tried to play compact, but it wasn’t easy,” he said.
“We got lucky tonight by scoring an early goal and that was a morale-booster. In the second half, I know the LionsXII will try to get crosses in, so I told my boys to drop deep and stop them from crossing. They still managed to do so, but our defenders were able to do the job and clear the danger.”
Despite holding off the LionsXII for this delightful result, the Sime Darby gaffer was left impressed by the Singaporean’s never-say-die spirit.
“The LionsXII have a group of boys who is mentally strong and full of character,” he shared.
“They have the desire to win and that’s very important to build up a team. Many times I’ve seen other teams give up in the last 10 minutes when they’re a goal down.”
The LionsXII will host high-flying Pahang FA in their next MSL game and that game will be played on next Tuesday, April 15th at 7.45pm.
Do continue to come down to support the boys as they aim to take down the current league leaders!
By Kenneth Tan
LionsXII 2-1 Selangor PKNS
(Zulfahmi Arifin 43’, Faris Ramli 60’) (Nazmi Faiz 31’)
SINGAPORE, 22 March 2014: After a three-match winless streak at home, the LionsXII finally tasted victory once again at Jalan Besar Stadium as they came from behind to beat Selangor PKNS 2-1 in a Malaysian Super League (MSL) clash.
Goals from Zulfahmi Arifin and Faris Ramli in each half proved to be enough to cancel out Nazmi Faiz’s opener on the half-hour mark.
Coach Fandi Ahmad made a few changes from the previous line-up against Sarawak FA, bringing in Raihan Rahman for his first appearance of the season to replace the injured captain Isa Halim, alongside Zulfahmi and Faris.
That saw them line up in a 4-5-1 formation with Khairul deployed as the lone forward. Despite dominating the first half hour, the reigning MSL champions struggled to create clear-cut opportunities.
Khairul was the player most involved in the thick of things, putting two efforts just wide off the mark after some intelligent individual work. Meanwhile, Firdaus also lashed a 25-yard shot that whizzed just past the left-hand post.
Failure to grasp foothold of the game, they paid the price just after the half-hour mark. PKNS winger Nazmi Faiz broke free just outside the box due to some hesitancy in the LionsXII backline and duly curled a neat low shot beyond Izwan’s right-hand post.
Credit to the Singaporeans, they increased the tempo of their game and duly levelled matters just before the half-time whistle.
After earning a free-kick off PKNS captain Fauzan Dzulkifli, playmaker Zulfahmi dusted himself up to curl a splendid curling 25-yard effort over the wall and past keeper Remezey Ros’ despairing dive.
The 22-year-old could have replicated the feat just a couple of minutes later from similar range, but was unluckily denied by the crossbar.
Buoyed by the timely equalizer, the LionsXII came into the second half settled into their rhythm and looked more dangerous in the attacking third. Coach Fandi soon brought on an extra attacker in Sufian Anuar just before the hour mark and that change created an almost immediate impact.
The 26-year-old’s incessant pressure initially caused the PKNS defence to concede possession to Khairul at the edge of the box. The latter then released the onrushing Faris who took the opportunity to lash a powerful effort inside Remezey’s near post.
With half an hour left to play, the LionsXII defence had to stand tall to deny the resistance of the visitors. Isa Halim and Madhu Mohana then came on for Raihan and Nazrul Nazari respectively in the last 10 minutes to inject some fresh legs into the side.
There were a few nervy moments towards the end, including a fierce Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh’s close-range shot which was blocked by Afiq Yunos. Eventually the Singaporeans managed to stave off all that pressure to return to winning ways at their beloved home ground.
Fandi: We responded well
At the post-match press conference, coach Fandi expressed his delight at seeing his boys showing the desire to bounce back after some indifferent results lately.
“The boys responded well to instructions tonight,” he said.
“PKNS is a better team than the last two years with some good foreign players, and they gave us a run for our money. They kept pushing us towards the end and getting corners which were dangerous, but we were confident of getting the three points based on our training sessions. I told the boys we’re not playing for ourselves; we’re doing this for the fans.”
He also singled out his midfield trio for special praise, including first-time starter Raihan.
“Raihan did very well tonight – he was sliding, tackling, putting in challenges in the middle,” assessed the 51-year-old.
“Zulfahmi had his best game and I’m very happy for him that he scored the goal. Firdaus also played well but we have to compromise him for Sufian because we need an extra attacker.”
Meanwhile his opposite counterpart Wan Jamak Wan Hassan lamented the lack of concentration and mental strength from his side that led to the defeat.
“I told the boys not to concede any free-kicks 30 yards from goal because the LionsXII have players who can convert from dead balls, and they showed that,” he said.
“For the second goal, it was the mistakes of my two centre-backs that cost us. I’ve told them that they need to be mentally strong to face this team but in the end we still gave away the goals.”
However he was gracious in defeat, praising the LionsXII for their late rearguard action.
“Each time my strikers Patrick and Karlo (Primorac) go forward, they always have players marking behind,” analyzed the 56-year-old.
“That makes it very difficult for us. We have chances to score but they put up a good defensive wall which was hard for us to break through. That said, I think we lost to a better team tonight.”
The LionsXII will next travel away to Ipoh, Malaysia to take on Perak FA in their next MSL game. The game will be played on next Tuesday, March 25th at 8.45pm.
Do check back on the LionsXII’s website and Facebook page for the latest updates regarding the game. Go LionsXII go!
LionsXII 1-1 Johor Darul Takzim
(Safuwan Baharudin 82′) (Leonel Nunez 9′)
SINGAPORE, 22 June 2013: It was a pulsating night of football at Jalan Besar Stadium as the LionsXII held nearest challengers Johor Darul Takzim to a 1-1 draw.
Safuwan Baharudin’s equaliser eight minutes from time ensured the gap at the top of the table was maintained at a healthy four points.
LionsXII coach V Sundramoorthy made two changes to the starting lineup against Selangor PKNS – bringing in Irwan Shah and Nazrul Nazari, while opting to select Shakir Hamzah despite the latter only returning to training on Friday.
The first half however turned out to be a below-par one for his side with the visitors getting their noses ahead after just nine minutes of play.
An innocuous ball over the top caught the LionsXII defence on the backfoot, as Leonel Nunez stole in between Shakir and Izwan Mahbud to slot home the opening goal of the night.
This was the only second time which they have fell behind at home this season, thus it took a while for them to get going.
Hariss Harun attempted to get his side going by spraying diagonal balls, while Fazrul Nawaz was trying his utmost best to set up his fellow attackers. However the strong centre back partnership of Aidil Zafuan and Ahmad Tharmini Saiban kept the LionsXII largely at bay.
Apart from a couple of efforts from captain Shahril Ishak – a 35-yard freekick which was tipped over while another close-range shot which went disappointingly over the bar, the LionsXII attacks often fizzled out at the crucial moment.
Sundram knew he had to react as he brought on Faris Ramli for the ineffectual Gabriel Quak five minutes before the break to inject more intensity into his attack.
Johor did maintain their lead till half time, and it was the LionsXII substitute who nearly found the equaliser two minutes after the restart.
A superb through ball from Fazrul set Faris racing through but he was unable to force the ball in from a tight angle.
Izwan had to be alert to push away a Safee Sali cross-shot soon after, but it was almost all LionsXII throughout.
Shahril had another long-range freekick tipped over by Al Hafiz Hamzah, Nazrul’s snapshot from a half-cleared corner was collected by the Johor custodian, while Safuwan and Faris both fired volleys out of range.
Sundram sensed blood as he threw on two forwards in Khairul Nizam and Shahfiq Ghani in an attempt to get the equaliser.
The former nearly made an immediate impact as he nodded just wide from a Faris cross seconds after coming on, while Safuwan headed over from Shahril’s corner.
Their efforts finally paid off on 82 minutes when Faris was brought down just outside the area by Nazri Ahmad.
Shahril’s freekick caused chaos in the Johor box with Faritz Hameed forcing a save from Hamzah. The rebound fell to Safuwan who did superbly to spin and hit a crisp low shot beyond the crowd of players.
It was a goal which sent the majority of the 7,650 attending fans wild as there was still time for the LionsXII to find a winner.
Hopes were further boosted with Zaquan getting a straight red card with a two-footed challenge on Irwan Shah.
However they huffed and puffed, they could not bring the Johor house down for another time.
Safuwan’s header dropped just wide of the post, while Nizam’s header went just over the bar.
Nizam had the final opportunity four minutes into injury time, but his first touch from Shahfiq’s long ball let him down at the crucial moment.
In the end, the LionsXII had to be satisfied with a point collected from this hard-fought encounter.
Sundram: We could have found the winner
Sundram was still a satisfied man at the post-match press conference even though his side lost their 100 percent home record.
“I wasn’t angry with our performance,” he insisted.
“We did start off slowly, Johor were positive from the start – moving up high in the pitch and pushing up attackers to get goals. They got in through a mix-up from us, but we were slowly getting into the game late in the first half.
We made some adjustments and the second half was all about us – we kept pressing and running, we could have even scored the second goal in the dying minutes.”
He also paid tribute to the performances of his substitutes.
“Faris is a player with great potential,” he analysed.
“Whenever he has the ball, he takes on defenders – this is something not many Singaporean players can do. Meanwhile Shahfiq were great with his passes and Nizam could have scored in the last minute.”
With the four-point lead maintained, the Dazzler turned his attentions to the midweek game against Perak FA.
“This is our most important game,” he explained.
“Perak is a tough team, with a Brazilian striker who score goals at will. Johor will have the easier run-in, thus we need to win this game.
If we do so, we can basically wrap up the title against Felda United next.”
Meanwhile Johor assistant coach Ismail Ibrahim was left slightly disappointed not to be able to close the gap on the league leaders.
“We came here to get three points,” he said.
“The boys did really well in the first half – being organized and disciplined in defence, but it was a lack of concentration in the second which led to the equaliser.
We knew the LionsXII are dangerous with their deadballs and we already prepared the defenders to deal with it, but it still happened.”
With three games left to go, he maintained the belief that his side can still clinch the title.
“Anything can happen really,” he concluded.
“The league is still very open and we’ll try to win our last three games now.”
The LionsXII will play Perak FA away on Tuesday, June 25 before returning to face Felda United for their final home game of the season on Tuesday, July 2.
Do continue to support the boys in their pursuit for MSL glory!