Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Woods, who had arthroscopic surgery two months ago, plays the made-for-television “The Challenge: Japan Skins” event on Monday, and the Zozo Championship beginning on Thursday — the first full PGA Tour event in Japan.Woods will play with Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and Hideki Matsuyama in the skins game at the Narashino Country Club, the same venue for Zozo Championship. The course is located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of central Tokyo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The course for next year’s Olympics is located nearby at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.Woods said the knee troubled him all season, becoming more bothersome after he won the Masters in April. Tiger Woods of the United States answers a reporter’s question during a news conference ahead of the Challenge: Japan Skins event at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Inzai, Japan, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Tiger Woods will play at the Zozo Championship PGA Tour which will be held at Oct. 24-27. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)INZAI CITY, Japan — Tiger Woods is returning from another surgical procedure on his left knee — his fifth on the same problem spot.“Unfortunately, I’ve been down this road with my knee before,” Woods said Monday. “This is my fifth operation on it. I understand what it takes to come back from it. It’s been nice to have movement again and not having it catch and lock up.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption “It progressively got worse and got to where it was affecting even reading putts,” Wood said. “You could see toward the end of the year I wasn’t getting down on my putts well.”Woods said he had the surgery, wanting to be ready for the two events this week in Japan, followed in December by the Hero Challenge, and the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia.“It’s been nice to be able to squat down and read putts and start going at it full speed again,” Woods said. “It’s just been wear-and-tear over the years. It’s just been stressed out for a very long time.”Woods repeated his interest in playing in next year’s Tokyo Olympics. But he has work to do to qualify.“It would be an honor to represent my country in the Olympic Games,” Wood said. “Right now I’m ninth in the world ranking and hopefully in the next year I can have a good year and qualify and represent my country.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go PLAY LIST 01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees MOST READ Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Gago’ LATEST STORIES View comments
Dear Editor,The APNU/AFC regime upon taking up the mantle of leadership in Guyana announced the need for regional flags. The idea of regional flags was packaged and sold as a representation of independence. Editor, I believe the Golden Arrowhead serves that very purpose. In addition, this move was soundly rejected by residents and several of the regional officials who also are against the renaming of the regions.In spite of this, on Tuesday January 15, the Department of Public Information (DPI) posted an article which stated that the Government is moving forward with the proposed regional flags and renaming of the regions.This Government has had three and a half years to implement such a trivial project. That it finds the need to focus, at this time, on matters which will have no significant impact on the well-being of a population which has to grapple daily with medication shortages, run-down public infrastructure, higher costs of living and the other effects of the current economic downturn, is testimony to its misplaced priorities.The resources allocated towards this frivolous project can be redirected towards job creation, enhanced public security, better roads, improved potable water supply, efficient garbage collection etc.Editor, on the Communities Ministry’s website is a pdf document with ten well designed flags carrying descriptions and an explanation of the region. When was the graphic team procured? How was this done? Is this another situation like the seven regional newsletters; where an AFC graphic artist is paid $90,000 per month for each of the seven newsletters? This AFC graphic artist receives a monthly salary of $630,000 and is also paid to design the Chronicle’s front page. Is this flag design another way for the APNU/AFC to milk Guyana’s teats?Readers may recall that this Government fell on December 21, 2018, and rather than using the time remaining to further milk the treasury, the Government should try to bring relief to the long-suffering citizenry. For starters, the roads in Albouystown were destroyed during a pipe laying exercise by the GWI, it has remained in a poor state for almost two years now.Yours truly,Jason Abdulla
0Shares0000MADRID, November 22- Real Madrid saw off Basque minnows Eibar’s dreams of a giant-killing thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double to register their 14th consecutive win in all competitions with a 4-0 victory on Saturday.The European champions had more than a touch of fortune in the first half as James Rodriguez headed home the opener despite Ronaldo and Karim Benzema appearing to be in an offside position in the build-up to the goal. Ronaldo then doubled the lead himself with a mishit shot that looped beyond Xabi Irureta just before the break. Benzema smashed home the third 20 minutes from time before Ronaldo rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot.Victory restores Real’s four-point advantage over La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, who moved into second with a 3-1 win over 10-man Malaga earlier in the day.However, Barcelona cam reclaim second place and move back to within two points of Real with a win over Sevilla later on Saturday.“The objective is to continue with this run because the team is playing well and the players are motivated,” said Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.“But the season is very long and we need to continue with this type of attitude.”Madrid were visiting the 5,000 capacity Ipurua stadium for the first time in a league fixture and were immediately put on the back foot by the side with a budget 30 times inferior to Ancelotti’s star-studded squad.Mikel Arruabarrena failed to make contact with an attempted volley when well-placed inside the area before Ander Capa’s side-footed effort was deflected just wide.However, Madrid were also posing a threat with Gareth Bale particularly lively and Irureta did brilliantly to turn the Welshman’s dipping free-kick onto the bar.Eibar rightly felt aggrieved when the opener did arrive as Benzema was offside when he miscued from Ronaldo’s cross. The ball then rebounded to the Portuguese captain, who also appeared offside, and he crossed for Rodriguez to head home at the back post.Iker Casillas had to come to the visitors’ rescue moments later with an outstretched leg to prevent Saul Berjon equalising.Yet Eibar’s hope of a famous night faded just before the break when Ronaldo’s scuffed effort flew in at Irureta’s near post.Sergio Ramos and Isco passed up great chances to extend Madrid’s lead early in the second period, but Los Blancos did finally add a third when Benzema slammed home Rodriguez’s cut-back from close range.Earlier, Atletico Madrid bounced back from their surprise defeat to Real Sociedad before the international break with a 3-1 win over Malaga.The hosts looked on course for a comfortable victory as Tiago nodded them into an early lead from Koke’s corner before Antoine Griezmann tapped home at the end of a flowing move to double the lead just before half-time.Roque Santa Cruz briefly gave the visitors, who had won their previous five La Liga games, hope when he volleyed home Samu Castillejo’s wonderful cross 26 minutes from time, but their chances of a point dissipated when Samuel Sanchez was shown a second yellow card just nine minutes later.Diego Godin wrapped up the three points as he powered home a header from close range seven minutes from time, but Atletico also ended the game with 10 men as captain Gabi picked up his second booking of the afternoon in the closing stages.“It is always important to win,” said Atletico boss Diego Simeone.“We understood that they had been playing very well, winning their last five games, and that made them an even more difficult opponent. Now we have to recover well for the game against Olympiakos on Wednesday.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Arsene Wenger is refusing to give up on his Arsenal side’s chances of finishing top of their Champions League group after drawing 2-2 with Paris Saint-Germain.The Gunners boss watched his team miss the chance to go top of Group A after Alex Iwobi’s own goal restored the Ligue 1 side as leaders.But Wenger believes his side still have a chance of securing first place ahead of their final match away to Basel.“At the moment, we are second – but it’s not over,” Wenger told talkSPORT.“We have a 90 per cent chance of finishing second but we want to finish first. We have not lost a game in this group and overall, we have done the job well.”And with leaders PSG entertaining Ludogorets at the Parc des Princes, Arsenal’s chances of earning a potentially kinder draw appears slim.“Will it be enough to finish first? I don’t know. Will it be bad or good for us? We have to wait for the draw, but if you look at all the groups, you cannot really guess if it’s good or bad.“The advantage is if you finish first, you have the second game at home. But for me, it’s more disappointing [not to win] because we wanted to win the game and we didn’t win it.”
Danny Kelly is joined by Kevin Hatchard to take a look at all the big football news from the continent.They discuss the fascinating title race in LaLiga – take in action from Germany, France and Italy, and debate who is the best out-and-out striker in Europe.This week’s European cult hero is the former Hamburg midfielder and one-time Fulham manager Felix Magath, and there’s also time to review all of the Champions League and Europa League action.Listen above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.
This week South Africa returns to the global stage when we host the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, writes Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola. This follows our success at the World Economic Forum annual meeting Davos, Switzerland, a few weeks ago. Delegates at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba. (Image: Mining Indaba) Brand South Africa CEO Miller MatolaI am confident the message we conveyed to the world in Davos – that South Africa is open for business and remains a reliable and attractive investment destination – will be reinforced at the gathering of the captains of the mining industry.Mining Indaba will be followed by the annual State of the Nation address in the National Assembly in Cape Town on 12 February. This is one of the most important addresses of the year, as it accounts for the past 12 months and the guides us on priorities for the year ahead. It is an opportunity for President Jacob Zuma to take South Africans into his confidence about the state of the country.We can achieve our priorities and goals once we have the necessary economic growth and development. As a nation we need to achieve a set of goals: necessary and enabling legislation and policy, and the will and ability to implement these policies to ensure we achieve the desired outcomes. As a nation we must foster the desire to work together across all sectors because, at the end of the day, we all have a role to play in growing and building our country.Yes, we have challenges. But I remain unwavering in my belief that we– as a nation – have all the qualities necessary to drive our country’s growth and development. We were strangers to each other once, but we have given life to a resilient and agile homeland. We have the perseverance borne of a confidence and pride in our new democracy. I am confident that we will rise to the challenge to play our part and be the active citizens who will take our country to new heights.Join the conversation and follow Team South Africa at Mining Indaba on @Brand_SA via the hashtag #MiningIndaba. Follow the State of the Nation Address on #SONA2015Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South Africa. Follow him on @MillerMatolaThis article was originally published in the 8 February edition of Sunday Independent.
The Evolution of “Manager”Managers have been around at least as long as there have been organizations that need managing. Even ancient Sumerian traders used management-like concepts to do business more efficiently. But in an age of global companies, digital work platforms and widespread disruption across many industries, I’ve found myself wondering whether there have been significant changes to what it truly means to be a manager in today’s work environment. From my own experience, I can say that team communication is changing quickly as so much of our work now happens in virtual workspaces such as email, SMS, Slack, Salesforce, GoToMeeting, Google Drive and others. For a broader perspective, I reached out to HR thought leader and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Josh Bersin, and to long-time finance executive and CFO at Sandow, Paul Suh.Both men agreed that much of what worked for managers a few decades (or even just five years) ago, is no longer effective in today’s workforce. While the underlying tenants remain the same, e.g. managers still help align projects, decide who works on what, set priorities and assess performance, there has been a sea change in hierarchical dynamics.As Josh puts it, “what has changed dramatically is the ‘power’ and ‘authority’ of managers. In the 1950s and 1960s, companies were set up with managers as the ‘Kings’ who decided everything – what people did, who was hired, and frankly how people were paid. Today, the top-down model of decision making simply doesn’t work, so managers have to be much more empowering. They have to put in place teams that can manage themselves and focus more on development and coaching. In many cases, the manager has far less expertise than the team, so the manager has to learn how to help the team make good decisions, align and coach people, and connect the team to bigger initiatives.”Today, many managers find themselves leading direct reports they rarely see face-to-face, communicating via technologies that didn’t exist a few years ago. Case in point: Paul’s entire team of direct reports works from a different satellite office—something that not long ago would have been truly challenging. “We’ve embraced technology and frequently use video conferencing, screen sharing tools and file sharing to be able to manage through it all,” he says.Paul also points to the increasing adoption of the “start-up” management model—replacing antiquated formal employee review processes with shorter, much more frequent, feedback mechanisms. “We’ve learned that our younger employees want this sort of feedback and direction far more frequently.”While I’m no psychic, it’s clear that the next decade is going to hold some big changes for managers. HR leaders can help by staying abreast of the latest technologies and studies, talking to managers about how best to lead the next generation of workers and setting up trainings to ensure managers aren’t left in the dust, if, say, Oculus Rift for office becomes a thing (kidding… I hope).
Tags:#RSS & Feeds#web If you’re as addicted to RSS feeds as we here at ReadWriteWeb, then you’ve no doubt tried Snackr, an Adobe Air based RSS ticker that provides a scrolling readout of all the latest information from your favorite feeds. It’s as riveting as it is useful.Now, you could have the chance to help influence where Snackr goes in the future by joining the Snackr beta program.When we first encountered Snackr in May, Marshall Kirkpatrick was “absolutely giddy about it after only a few minutes of use.” And his opinion hasn’t cooled. He recently named it one of the “Top 10 RSS Syndication Products of 2008.” When Marshall initially reviewed the product, however, he did have a few enhancement requests, like bulk feed management and a bookmarklet. In essence, he served as a beta tester. Now you can play a similar role – officially.Narciso Jaramillo, the developer behind Snackr, is rolling out the official beta group in conjunction with the test release of Snackr v.0.39, which includes some new features – like always showing the most current item across all feeds, autostart, and separating Snackr from the Windows taskbar – in addition to a number of bug fixes. Users of all experience levels are needed for the beta group, from complete novice to daily users. Participants must be willing test new builds and respond to surveys about features and functionality. To apply, complete the Snackr beta list signup form. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts rick turoczy 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … German conglomerate Siemens announced on Tuesday a new standalone startup unit dedicated to fostering “disruptive ideas more vigorously and accelerate the development of new technologies.”Siegfried Russwurm, Siemens chief technology officer, will be the acting head of the unit, named next47. It will receive €1 billion ($1.12 billion) in funding for the first five years.See also: Sri Lanka goes mega in smart city pushNext47 will be focused on “forward-looking fields” such as artificial intelligence and decentralized electrification. The unit’s first project will be a hybrid or fully electric aircraft for small to medium sized planes, which it will demonstrate by 2020 to Airbus.On top of that, next47 is also working on blockchain applications that could make data transfer and energy trading more safe and secure.Siemens mentions autonomous machines and networked mobility as two other areas for innovation, though it doesn’t reveal any other individual projects.“Siemens itself was a startup in 1847—founded in a rear courtyard in Berlin,” said Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG. “With next47, we’re living up to our company founder’s ideals and creating an important basis for fostering innovation as we continue Siemens’ development.”Siemens not new to startups thoughNext47 will be open to startups and developers outside of Siemens, though we assume any projects built inside the incubator will be under some control of Siemens, whether that’s full ownership or a share of the company’s stock. Startups will be able to harness Siemens wide range of systems, which could be a huge advantage for small teams that want to build platform to scale.Siemens wants to make startups feel welcome inside next47, and mentions its €800 million ($892 million) investment into startups in the past 20 years.Huge corporations often times build small subsidiaries to push growth in emerging markets. Google X Labs is the most well known, the unit that brought up Google Glass, Project Loon, and other immensely innovative and challenging projects, which can be found on the company’s site. Related Posts Tags:#artificial intelligence#electric planes#Internet of Things#IoT#next47#Siemens#startups#tech David Curry How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…