Generation “us”

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This year, let’s celebrate where we’re alike as well as where we’re different.  by: Aaron PughPuzzled by Gen Y? I think I finally understand the sentiment. See there’s this new crowd on deck — Generation Z — that’s about to enter the world and the workforce in some very meaningful ways over the next few years.According to some, this generation will build on many of the strengths my generation often claims to posses, but will also be absent many of our naivetés and shortcomings. After all, these individuals have lived almost all of their lives in a period of recession, war, and other struggles, compared to Gen Y’s relatively prosperous upbringing in the 80’s and 90’s. Personally, I believe that hard times typically build the hardiest people, which bodes well for Gen Z’s ultimate potential.As Gen Y begins having kids of their own, there’s also the lingering question mark of the impending Generation Alpha, a group whose story has only just started to be written. Those VHS movies I loved watching while growing up? Well, they might as well be phonographs or cave drawings to these kids. Even DVDs will be an entirely foreign concept for a generation raised on streaming media and other modern technology advances.In the business world, such demographic shakeups are both exciting and confusing, necessitating frequent analysis and interpretation in order to stay ahead of market demands.In support of those efforts, I’ve selected several of my favorite articles on attracting, serving, and even employing Gen Y individuals.8. 3 Ways To Put Millennials Behind The WheelThis group will soon exceed Gen X in auto-buying activity. But for credit unions, getting a piece of that action will require using alternative indicators of character outside of credit score, as well as offering additional benefits such as rate discounts and built-in educational resources. continue reading »last_img read more

LINA Boss Blames Ellen’s Unpopularity for Son, Gbehzohngar’s Defeat

first_imgThe Director General of the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Mr. Jay Nagbe Sloh, has revealed that “the unpopularity and the dislike” of President Ellen Johnson-Sirelaf led to the eventual defeat of her son, Robert Sirleaf who, according to Sloh, should have been the best person to serve the people in the Senate from Montserrado County.Mr. Sloh, a former political propagandist of the ruling Unity Party (UP), also said the out-of-favor (dislike) of the President is to blame for the defeat in the Grand Bassa capital Buchanan on Friday of President Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley.“If the President had not gone to Grand Bassa County to campaign for Senator Findley, he would have won,” Mr. Sloh said.The tough-talking political commentator and LINA boss made the damning remarks yesterday on a radio talk show.LINA is a government news outlet, housed in the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism. Its aim is to carry government messages, policies, plans, and programs to the Liberian people, including those in the remotest areas of the country, as well as report/collect news from the counties.Mr. Sloh argued that two defeated candidates proved to their respective counties of being the best candidates to represent their own people, but their alignment with the President caused their defeats.Though he failed to outline what caused the unpopularity of the President, who has ruled the country since 2005, some political pundits argue that   “corruption and the untimely leasing of the oil blocks” increased the hatred of the Liberian people.Additionally, an official of the Friends of Zoe Emmanuel Pennoh, who begged anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the media, told our reporter that the primary reason Rep. Pennoh’s lost in Grand Gedeh County was the endorsement of his candidacy by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Unity Party.The UP publicly supported the candidacy of Rep. Zoe E. Pennoh and did not field a candidate in Grand Gedeh.The spokesman said majority of the people in the county have the perception that the support of Rep. Pennoh by the President meant that he (Rep. Pennoh) is in support of the government incarcerating their kinsmen without fair trial.It may be recalled that some Grand Gededians and others are in jail for allegedly being  accomplices in the Ivorian Civil War, in which armed supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo, believed to have lost the 2008 election to Alhassan Ouattara, were trying to overthrow latter. Mr. Sloh and officials of the Friends of Zoe Pennoh’s allegations stemmed from provisional results of the Saturday senatorial poll. In the provisional tally, Amb. George Weah of the Congress Democratic Change (CDC) is said to have overwhelmingly defeated independent candidate Robert Sirleaf, the President’s son, who was also contesting for the Montserrado Senate seat.Also, another CDC candidate, Marshall Dennis, is poised to win Grand Gedeh, ahead of UP- endorsed candidate Rep. Pennoh.Moreover, in Grand Bassa County, Liberty Party’s Jonathan Kaipay is ahead of Gbehzongar Milton Findley, who is currently President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate.When contacted, Presidential Press Secretary Jerolinmek M. Piah told the Daily Observer that even though he hadn’t listened to Mr. Sloh on the radio, however, he counter argued that those candidates have not lost the senatorial race because the President supported them.“The President has endorsed all Unity Party candidates in the race. Some of them, including Mr. Morris Saytumah in Bomi, J. Milton Teahjay in Sinoe and Conmany Wesseh in River Gee, are winning their race. Why they are not losing because the President is supporting them, too?” he asked.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Round-up: Fulham & Bees bosses want signings, Chelsea man in loan talks, Blues prospect scores two more

first_imgFulham and Brentford were both victorious on Saturday, beating Preston and Ipswich respectively.The Whites made it two wins from two Championship games with a 2-1 victory at Deepdale, where Matt Smith scored his second goal in as many matches.Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic hailed his team’s “very important start” to the season and praised Smith, but also reiterated his desire to bring in a striker.Brentford were 2-0 winners at Griffin Park, where summer signing John Egan (pictured above) scored both goals.Jokanovic is keen to sign replacements for Ross McCormack and Moussa DembeleEgan’s first came when he headed home unmarked, leading angry Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy to remark: “If you leave me unmarked like that, I’d score – and I’m 57.”Bees boss Dean Smith praised his players after the game and is also hoping to add to his squad.Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Michael Hector is discussing a loan move to German club Eintracht Frankfurt.Blues youngster Tammy Abraham scored twice for Bristol City against Burton, taking his tally to four goals in three matches since joining the Robins on loan.Chelsea’s Under-18s beat Fulham’s 3-2 in their opening match of the season.And in cricket, County Championship leaders Middlesex dominated the opening day against Durham at Lord’s thanks to Ollie Rayner’s four wickets and patient batting from openers Nick Gubbins and Stevie Eskinazi.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt State’s Chase Krivashei honored with career receptions record, but eyes more success

first_imgArcata >> Months before Chase Krivashei wore a Humboldt State football jersey for the first time, the then-senior at Centennial High School in Corona made a list.The basis was not only to set goals for his upcoming collegiate career, but to serve as even more motivation as he got ready to go to the next level.“I had an idea about the record coming into Humboldt State, honestly,” Krivashei said. “I came out of high school with a chip on my shoulder, and I just wanted to be the best player I …last_img read more

Trigana Air flight IL267 crashed into mountain side

first_imgThe Trigana Air Service plane that crashed into a mountainside on Sunday, August 16th has been reached by search and rescue teams.  Reports from the crash site state that the plane has been completely destroyed by the impact and there are no survivors.Trigana Air Service Flight IL267, a French built ATR 42 turboprop aircraft with 54 passengers (44 adults, 5 children and 5 crew) departed Jayapura at 2.21pm local time for the 50 minute flight and was due to arrive into Oskibi at 3.16 pm but contact was lost just before arrival. It is understood from local reports the plane was on approach in bad weather to Oksibil which is located in the central mountainous region of the country.The air crash investigator’s primary goal is to find the black box recorder to determine how this tragic accident occured. World’s Safest AirlinesSee video on flying in Indonesia Papua’s highlands.The plane is 28 years old and is registered PK-YRN and was under the command of Captain Hasanuddin.Since 1991 when it was formed, Trigana Air Service, which is banned from the EU, has been involved in 10 crashes, four of which involved fatalities.Its worst accident till yesterday was in July 1997 when a twin-engine Fokker F-27 on a domestic flight crashed at Bandung after take-off when one of the engines developed problems. Twenty eight of the 50 aboard were killed. The airline has been heavily involved in transportation around the oil industry.It operates flights to 16 destinations in Indonesia usinf a fleet of 10 ATR turbo prop planes and six Boeing 737s.Indonesia is considered by ICAO  (International Cival Aviation Orgnisation) to have the poorest oversigth of aviation safety of any of the world’s major countries.  Whilst there are other countries with worse safety ratings, the popularity of Indonesia as a tourist and business hub results in very high number of passengers and therefore it is of great concern.In some cases Indonesia is only 20 per cent compliant with world standards.last_img read more

Geocaching Travel Bug Puzzle

first_img SharePrint RelatedHow to make the most of Planetary PursuitMarch 19, 2018In “News”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community”How Dr. Polley, edu-cacher extraordinaire, incorporates geocaching in his classroomOctober 28, 2015In “Community” The treasure hunting adventure of geocaching and exploration are rarely solo experiences. We want to share these moments of discovery with the world.Think of the great explorers. Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition around the world began with more than 200 men. Columbus had three ships full of fellow explorers. So it’s no stretch that modern day geocaching explorers want others to join the adventure.Let me introduce you to Brenda Shirey, aka Sequoia_2. The Louisiana resident started geocaching in 2005. She wanted to share the adventure and camaraderie of geocaching. Her idea? It’s a Trackable geocaching puzzle (TB1CNE2 “Geocacher’s Puzzle”). The puzzle consists of custom-made puzzle pieces from geocachers around the globe. Pieces have arrived from Japan, the U.K. and throughout North America.Brenda says, “The puzzle idea came along after I was buying school supplies at a teacher supply store.  They had these large blank puzzles you could buy called ‘Community Puzzle.’  I really didn’t know what I was going to do with them.  One day I sat there doodling around and started decorating one with my geocaching name and some stickers.”Brenda Shirey aka Sequoia_2 Soon Brenda says, “I showed it to someone and they liked it and said they wanted to do one.  Thinking this would make a good Travel Bug, I assigned a number to it from one of my Travel Bugs I had and started giving out puzzle pieces to people who were interested.” That was in March of 2007.The idea spread quickly beyond her local geocaching community: “The puzzle goes to events as a Travel Bug where I set it up and people can discover it.  I will also bring blank pieces with me with my mailing address on the back for those interested in making one. Everyone who sees the puzzle really likes it and enjoys looking at all the pieces.  When I first started, most of my pieces were from local cachers, but as the puzzle traveled to events, other cachers took notice. ”Brenda says, “My first piece from out of the USA came from Japan!  I now have pieces from all over the world.  They range from the very simple to some who have put a lot of work into them.  Some cachers will tell me they can’t make one, they are not artistic.  You don’t have to be artistic, as long as your geocaching name is in the design, it can be anything at all!”And Brenda says that anyone can make their own puzzle: “I had someone express interest in starting one themselves and I told them to expect to spend a lot of time and money on it.  Puzzle pieces, envelopes and postage add up after a while and it can be expensive, but it is worth it to me just to see it grow larger and to see how people decorate their piece.  Someday, my ultimate goal is to get it to about 500 – 1000 pieces and then donate it to Groundspeak to go in their office, maybe even mounted on the wall piece by piece.  Now that would be some awesome wall art!”Yes, it would. Thank you Brenda!Pieces made by Brenda, her husband and their daughterShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Changing the World With Open Translation

first_img3. WikiProject Echo: WikiProject Echo is a program where volunteer translators contribute their efforts to expanding the scope of Wikipedia. Volunteers will certainly have their hands full translating this amount of data as the site advertises 2.9 million English articles alone. 4. TED Open Translation Project: For polyglots, the TED Open Translation Project is a great way to practice superior language skills while contributing to a cause-worthy project. We’re big fans of this educational series. All translators and reviewers are credited on the web page for a talk they’ve translated as with the above Arabic translation. 5. Cucumis: Cucumis also employs volunteer translators and all translation is thoroughly peer-reviewed. Once a translator’s work is accepted, they receive points. The points are redeemable for translations from others within the community. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#crowdsourcing#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts dana oshiro While there are some pretty nifty machine-based language tools out there, no machine will ever trump human translation. Machine-based tools are fine for simple greetings and pleasantries. However, only human translators can help us understand the political and cultural nuances inherent in foreign texts. This is important on two accounts. Firstly, rather than bouncing ideas off a culturally insular echo-chamber, we have a chance to learn from others with distinctly different view points. And secondly, for the first time ever, world history moves from being a confined regional fact to an evolving and diverse discussion. Human translation lets us address collective global issues while also seeing the negative and positive impact of our choices. For this reason a number of groups have come forward to produce open translation (or crowd sourced translation) projects. Here are just a few of those efforts:1. Project Lingua: This service aims to reduce language barriers on the web. With Project Lingua, volunteers translate alternative media sources from citizen journalists on the Global Voices network. 2. Worldwide Lexicon: This project first parses information with machine translators and real humans review the translations to ensure they are accurate. From here, the group republishes the sites in a number of languages in order to encourage cross-cultural dialogue. The group also built Der Mundo – what WWL describes as a “general purpose translation community for blog and RSS feeds.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Microsoft Releases New Tools to Simplify ASP.NET Development

first_imgklint finley Related Posts Today at CodeMash Microsoft announced a few new resources for ASP.NET developers: ASP.NET MVC3, IIS Express 7.5, NuGet, Orchard 1.0, SQL Server Compact Edition 4, WebMatrix.Screenshot of the Orchard Project CMS management console. Looks a bit like WordPress doesn’t it?ASP.NET MVC3 – The latest version of the MVC for ASP.NET. It includes a new view-engine option called “Razor,” better tools for working with JavaScript and HTML5 and several other improvements. IIS Express 7.5 – A developer focused version of IIS that does not require admin rights to run and debug code from Visual Studio.NuGet – An open source package manager designed to make it easier for ASP.NET developers to find, install, and use open source libraries for projects.Orchard 1.0 – The Orchard Project is Microsoft-sponsored project dedicated to creating open source applications and reusable components in .NET. Orchard 1.0, a .NET based CMS, is its first project.SQL Server Compact Edition 4 – A simple version of SQL Server for developers. It doesn’t even require installation to work.WebMatrix – A starter-kit for ASP.NET developers. It includes: IIS Express, ASP.NET and SQL Server Compact. It also includes many open source code templates and an integrated SEO tool.Many new programmers today begin by learning languages like PHP, Ruby and Python. It seems that Microsoft is trying to make it easy for beginners to start using ASP.NET instead. WebMatrix helps guide developers through the very basics, starting with CSS and working its way up to ASP.NET and SQL.The Orchard Project’s CMS is a successor to the ill-fated Oxite CMS. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley wrote the following when Orchard was announced:As one reader (thanks, @karlseguin) noted, Oxite was anything but a big hit with developers, including many of those in Microsoft’s own .Net community. There have been many complaints about Oxite, from the development process, to the scope of the project, to the quality of the code and the way Microsoft explained the concept/product. Perhaps that’s one reason why Microsoft is starting over with a new codename and claiming this is not a Microsoft project. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#Tools Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Caluag fails to defend BMX title, settles for bronze

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games FILE PHOTO – Daniel Patrick Caluag finally strikes gold for the Philippines on Wednesday by winning the men’s BMX race at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRERFormer Olympian Daniel Caluag settled for third place in the men’s BMX competition in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Caluag, who represented the Philippines in the 2012 London Olympics, fell behind Thailand’s Nonthakon Inkhokshong, who won silver and Indonesia’s gold medalist Gusti Bagus Saputra.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 30-year-old Caluag, who ruled the competition in 2013, wasn’t able to defend his crown in the 2015 SEA Games after host Singapore opted not to hold a BMX event.Caluag won the gold in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 7 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss Ibtihaj Muhammad holds a Barbie doll in her likeness at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — The maker of Barbie says it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year’s Olympics while wearing a hijab.Mattel Inc. says the doll will be available online next fall. The doll is part of the Barbie “Shero” line that honors women who break boundaries. Past dolls have included gymnast Gabby Douglas and “Selma” director Ava DuVernay.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Muhammad said on Twitter that she was “proud” that young people will be able to play with “a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!”Muhammad, the first American to compete at the Olympics while wearing a hijab, won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more