All-Filipino TNT topples Meralco behind Castro, Romeo

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—TNT didn’t need an import to escape Meralco, 92-90, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The KaTropa, who sent home underforming import Mike Glover, improved to 1-1 after losing to NLEX in their first game, 103-90, while the Bolts dropped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Durham had another 20-20 mark of 27 points and 22 rebounds to go along eight assists for the Bolts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo connected in the game’s most crucial plays that allowed the KaTropa to take a massive sigh of relief after the earlier minutes of a tumultuous fourth quarter.With Niño Canaleta guarding him on the right wing, Castro drove to the paint and kicked the ball to the open Romeo, who drilled a three that gave TNT a 90-85 lead with 18.2 seconds left to cap the KaTropa’s 8-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It was also Castro who tied the game at 85 with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:42 left to play.TNT head coach Nash Racela said rebounding became their priority in the final two minutes after seeing Meralco import Allen Durham dominate the boards. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments “Durham was really imposing himself in the fourth quarter and getting a lot off offensive rebounds so during the timeout what we talked about was end every defensive possession with a rebound,” said Racela. “And I think we did that in the last two possessions.”Troy Rosario was able to take Chris Newsome’s miss and that defensive board that led to Castro’s game-tying three-point shot.And Castro once again got himself involved, this time on the defensive end when he stole the ball from Durham with 43 seconds left before dishing it out to Romeo for the clutch triple.Romeo finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists for TNT while Roger Pogoy had 19 points and five boards.Castro had 16 points, five rebounds, and six assists to add to the KaTropa’s tally while Rosario pitched in 13 points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Some may not need breast cancer chemo

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first_imgDoctors who treat women with breast cancer are glimpsing the possibility of a vastly different future. After years of adding more and more to the regimen – more drugs, shorter intervals between chemotherapy sessions, higher doses, longer periods of taking of harsh drugs – they are now wondering whether many women could skip chemotherapy altogether. If the new ideas are validated by large studies, like two that are just beginning, the treatment of breast cancer would markedly change. Today, national guidelines call for giving chemotherapy to nearly every one of the nearly 200,000 women whose illness is diagnosed as breast cancer each year. In the new approach, chemotherapy would be mostly for the 30 percent of women whose cancers are not fueled by estrogen. So far, the data are tantalizing but the evidence is very new and still in flux. And no one can yet say for sure which women with hormone-dependent tumors can skip chemotherapy – the advice a woman gets often depends on which doctor she sees. It could be a decade before the new studies, one American, one European, will provide any answers. “We finally tell people at the end of the day, `You’re going to get a lot of information. Trust your gut; nobody has the answers,”‘ Brenner said. Doctors are also concerned. It took two years before the National Cancer Institute and its researchers could even agree on a study design to test the idea that many women might safely forgo chemotherapy. The study, which will start enrolling patients at the end of this month, will involve women whose cancers are fueled by the hormone estrogen and have not spread beyond the breast. They will be randomly assigned to have the standard treatment, chemotherapy followed by a drug like tamoxifen that starves tumors of estrogen, or to skip chemotherapy and only have treatment with a drug like tamoxifen. In Europe, researchers are planning a similar study. But, unlike the American one, it also will include women whose cancer has spread beyond their breasts into nearby lymph nodes. The American study may eventually add such women too, said Sheila Taube, who directs the cancer diagnosis program at the National Cancer Institute. It is a time, Taube says, that reminds her of a debate a few decades ago, when the question was whether all women with cancer needed mastectomies or whether many could have a lumpectomy instead. “To me, the situations are analogous,” Taube says.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s a slightly uncomfortable time,” said Dr. Eric P. Winer, who directs the breast oncology center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center, which is affiliated with Harvard. “Some of us feel like we have enough information to start backing off on chemotherapy in selected patients, and others are less convinced.” The latter characterization describes Dr. John Glick, director of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. He tells his patients about the new data but he does not suggest they skip chemotherapy. After all, he notes, the national treatment guidelines were based on results from large randomized clinical trials. And the recent studies indicating that some women can skip chemotherapy are based on an after-the-fact analysis of selected clinical trials. “We’re in an era where evidence-based medicine should govern practice,” Glick said. For women with breast cancer, of course, the uncertainty is excruciating. Faced with a disease that already causes uncertainty and anxiety, they are now confronted with incomplete data, different opinions from different doctors and choices that can seem almost impossible: Can they – or should they – give up a treatment when all the answers are not in and they have what may be a fatal disease? “If the medical profession is not even close to being of one mind, how is the woman to know?” said Donald Berry, a statistician at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the lead author of a recent paper questioning chemotherapy’s benefits in many women. “There’s a real problem,” said Barbara Brenner, who has had breast cancer and is the executive director of Breast Cancer Action, an advocacy group. last_img

Rain Alert: Weather warning issued for Donegal

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first_imgMet Eireann have issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Donegal as heavy rain is expected to strike the county again.Further rainfall is forecast this evening, and up to 25 to 40mm of rainwater could have the potential to accumulate in 24 hours in areas of the county.The rainfall warning comes into place at 6pm Thursday and remains until Friday at 6pm. The worst of the rainfall totals are expected on higher ground, forecasters say.A Yellow Warning is designed to warn those at risk to be aware of upcoming conditions and take preventative action.On Tuesday, when the disastrous deluge hit Donegal and the Northwest, there was rainfall of 63mm in a six hour period recorded at Malin Head. Between 7pm and 9pm, 33mm of rainfall was recorded at Ireland’s most northerly point.The night of extreme weather this week has left many roads, bridges, and properties vulnerable to the conditions. Donegal County Council is asking all road users to exercise due care and attention when travelling on roads particularly in the North Donegal area due to the scale of damage from the floods.Members of the public can contact the Council outside of normal business hours by calling 074 91 72288 or during business hours by calling 074 91 53900. Rain Alert: Weather warning issued for Donegal was last modified: August 25th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Syrian feast brings community together at the LOFT

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first_imgIt has been said that ‘food is the ingredient that binds us together’, and the first event of the new ‘Food From The Holy Land’ project in Donegal did just that. People of all ages and from all over the world came together in the LOFT at Donegal Youth Service for a Syrian feast recently.The feast consisted of various types of authentic Syrian food, kindly cooked for the local community by two Syrian women Nadine Berri and Jawaher Kurdi who have recently come to live in Letterkenny with their families. Syrian Food Project participants from DLDC and DYS: Left to right: Eyad Meshael, Marie Corcran-Tindell, Michael Campbell, Frankie McGreevy, Bilal Abd El Jalil, Nadine Berri, Jawaher Kurdi, Obeida Abd Al Jalil“We had such a great day and we are extremely thankful to the people from Syria who put in so much effort allowing us all to appreciate their beautiful food,” LOFT Youth Worker Frankie McGreevy said.The Loft Youth Project, Donegal Youth Service and the Community Foundation for Ireland are delighted to host the new initiative in partnership with the Donegal Local Development Company Resettlement Programme. Donegal Youth Service is a countywide youth organisation, meeting the needs of young people all over Donegal.  For more information you can pop in to 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny, call 074 91 29630, email admin@donegalyouthservice.ie, visit www.donegalyouthservice.ie and stay up to date with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Syrian feast brings community together at the LOFT was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal Youth Serviceloftsyrian food eventlast_img read more

Five SA retailers in world top 250

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first_img19 January 2007Five South African companies rank among the top 250 retailers in the world, according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Stores magazine’s Global Powers of Retailing 2007 survey.The survey ranked retailers according to their sales for the year from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.According to Business Day, food and grocery group Pick ‘n Pay was the highest ranked South African retailer, coming in at 122nd – up one place from the previous year – with sales of US$5.5-billion.Pick ‘n Pay was followed by rival food and grocery firm Shoprite (123rd place), general merchandise retailers Massmart (140th) and Metro Cash & Carry (230th), and fashion retailer Edcon (246th), Business Day reports.Two of these firms – Shoprite and Edcon – are the subject of recent private equity buyout bids. Local player Brait Private Equity has made an offer of around US$1.8-billion for Shoprite, while Bain Capital, Blackstone Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co have reportedly offered around $3-billion for Edcon.Strong retail environmentStrong consumer confidence and a growing black middle class have fuelled strong retail sales growth in South Africa over the past few years.Statistics South Africa reported this week that retail trade sales at constant prices for the three months to November 2006 had increased by 11.5% compared to the same period in 2005 – the largest increase for the three months up to November since 2000.South Africa’s retail trade sales at constant prices for the first 11 months of 2006 increased by 10%, Stats SA reported – the highest growth for the first 11 months of the year since 2000.According to the Global Powers of Retailing 2007 survey, the amount of money consumers spent with the world’s top 250 retailers reached a record $3.01-trillion between 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2006, up 6% over the previous year.Six of the top 10 retailers were US companies – the others coming from the UK, France and Germany – with US-based Wal-Mart topping the rankings with sales of $315-billion, followed by France’s Carrefour with $92.7-billion in sales.Middle class growth worldwideAccording to the survey, the growth in the middle class worldwide has seen specialty retailers taking root in the top 250 list.“In 1995, 61% of the top 250 operated food-related formats,” Deloitte said in a statement. “However, in this year’s report, 135 of the top 250 retailers (58%) were food-related as specialty stores expanded internationally and displaced food retailers on the list.”Lawrence Hutter, Deloitte UK partner and global consumer business leader, commented: “The rising share of specialty retailers points to a burgeoning middle class worldwide – with more disposable income to spend on apparel and home-goods – as well as the globalization of fashion trends.“These trends will likely give rise to more global expansion by specialty retailers, in order to meet this group’s new shopping needs.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Katzy’s leads Rosebank revival

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first_imgSamson MulugetaFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialDinner has been polished off, bottles of wine flattened, and although tomorrow is Friday and still a work day, the weekend beckons not far behind. In other words, a 30-plus Joburger who hasn’t gone out partying in months feels a bit like dancing Thursday night away.For the past several years, the place to show off that fancy footwork to Johannesburg’s mature crowd has been Katzy’s, a smoky and crowded bar with a live band for those who still pine for the glory days of seventies, eighties and nineties pop.The bar is located at the Firs shopping mall in Rosebank, a short walk from the Park Hyatt Hotel. It is across the hall from the famous Grill House of Rosebank. In fact, the bar is named for owner Joel Katz, who also co-owns the Grill House.“It’s like the song from Cheers,” Katzy said. “It’s a place where everybody knows your name.”The same songs are repeated every week at Katzy’s, but the patrons don’t seem to mind: lots of Lionel Ritchie, Motown, Bob Marley, and Lou Rawls.“Romeo and Juliet,” croons the singer, “Samson and Delilah!” the crowd hollers back.One wag describes the crowd of professionals who gather at Katzy’s as those “whose sell-by date is fast approaching”. Maybe that explains the intensity with which the dancers crowd the tiny dance floor, boogying hard even as waiters laden with Amstel lager and buffalo wings jostle past, odorous cigar smoke hangs in the air and the girl with the glittery faux crown screams it’s her birthday.Most of the patrons turn up at Katzy’s every few weeks. Others show up at the bar faithfully every week. One group of regulars take dancing lessons at the nearby Dance Junxion and then head to Katzy’s to practise their moves. They usually stake their place near the entrance. The waiters know their routines and appear with an ice bucket filled with Heinekens.Another regular group is the crew from Lufthansa who stay at the nearby Park Hyatt Hotel. The faces change, but a half a dozen or so Lufthansa crew is always on hand. You are also bound to bump into company CEOs and newspaper executives from the nearby Avusa building, owners of the Sunday Times and what feels like half of South Africa’s media.For the past few months, the area around Katzy’s has been under major construction. Owner Investec Property is spending R500-million (US$61-million) to refurbish the entire mall as part the City of Johannesburg’s effort to turn the Rosebank area into a transportation node. The regulars at Katzy’s are so devoted they would not stop coming even as construction for the Gautrain rapid rail project ripped the place apart. Week after week, the entrance to the venue would be diverted by new labyrinth of pathways that ended up at the bar.But that ended in late March as the final bit of construction was began and Katzy’s was shut down. For the next few weeks, Katzy’s regulars were rudderless, not knowing what to do with themselves on Thursday nights.But the drought ends on 10 June as the brand new and expanded Katzy’s opens its doors in what its owner hopes will be a continuation of one of Joburg’s most beloved watering holes.Regular patrons will be surprised by the new Katzy’s. First, it has been physically moved from across the hall from the Grill House to adjacent to it. The new space starts with a long L-shaped corridor with its brick wall decorated by large framed paintings of jazz-era icons. Inside, the main area is divided in three distinct sections each furnished with overstuffed leather couches and small stools. A U-shaped bar is in the back, and large French windows lead to a large patio filled with tables, chairs and large umbrellas.The centrepiece of the venue is a small stage for live performances. The new Katzy’s can accommodate up to three times the number of people of the old venue.“This is a purpose-built space for live performance,” said Saul Katz as he took a visitor around the new space. “Rosebank is booming. The Gautrain is coming. A big office building and new hotel are going up, and three new restaurants are opening nearby. And I’m just mentioning a few of the projects planned around here.”Katz plans to feature a live band every day except Sunday, when the venue will be closed.“Katzy’s came into existence by accident,” Katz said. “We wanted more space for tables for the Grill House and we wanted to take out the bar stools across the hall … almost like a waiting area. But it grew and grew, and now has its own identity.”That identity will include a full food menu and a separate staff.Before the official opening on 10 June, Katzy’s quietly opened its doors on Tuesday 2 June with a performance by the band Atmosferic jazz quartet led by Wendy Twyford.As the band sped through The Girl from Ipanema, the bossa nova song from the 1960s, and Twyford, dressed in a slinky black cocktail gown, wowed the crowd, one of Katzy’s regulars was mesmerised.“I love this place,” he said.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articlesSouth Africa’s rainbow salsa Dakar: cosmopolitan capital Soweto’s state-of-the-art theatreSouth African musicUseful linksKatzy’s and The Grill HouseThe MallRosebankGautrainlast_img read more

South African rugby in 2011

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first_img20 December 2011In 2011, the Springboks’ defence of their Rugby World Cup crown came up short, but they bowed out of the event with great credit after a somewhat bizarre quarterfinal loss to Australia in which the only statistic they trailed in was the final score.However, the tendency to focus heavily on the four-yearly event cost the Boks in the Tri-Nations tournament once again.After employing a big mix of players, who for the most part looked underprepared, the Springboks won just one of their four Tri-Nations tests, defeating New Zealand 18-5 in a memorable encounter in Port Elizabeth.Prior to that, an underdone team went down 14-9 to Australia in Durban, while second-string line-ups, supposedly forced because of injuries, suffered away defeats of 40-7 to New Zealand and 39-20 to Australia. Such unnecessarily big losses left a bitter taste in the mouths of Springbok supporters.World CupSouth Africa was much improved at the World Cup. Wales, who went on to finish fourth, provided a very tough challenge in the Boks’ first outing, but the men in green and gold managed a 17-16 victory.Improving with every game, they then romped to a 49-3 victory over Fiji, thrashed Namibia 87-0, and held off a fiery Samoan side 13-5.Those wins put the Springboks into the quarterfinals, but that’s where their tournament ended after an 11-9 defeat at the hands of Australia.While the Springboks failed to make the final, South Africa’s Craig Joubert asserted his status as the best referee in the game when he was appointed to take charge of the World Cup final.RetirementsAfter the World Cup, two of the greats of South African rugby retired from the international game: John Smit, after 111 test caps, and Victor Matfield, after 110 tests, which made them number one and two all-time for South Africa.They left, not only as senior players, but also as captain and vice-captain. Their retirement, along with the completion of coach Peter de Villiers’ contract, means that a new era of Springbok rugby is likely to begin in 2012.Super RugbyThe Super Rugby competition was broken up into three conferences in 2011 – Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa – with the top three sides from each conference, plus the three next best teams, qualifying for the playoffs. As it worked out, each conference provided two playoff teams, with the defending champion Bulls just missing out on a place.The Stormers finished on top of the South African conference with 12 wins in 16 matches, while the Sharks finished second after 10 wins and one draw. The Bulls won 10 of their 16 games, while the Cheetahs scored five wins, and the Lions three wins and one draw, which was a considerable improvement on their winless 2010 season.In the playoffs, the Crusaders were handy 36-8 victors over the Sharks in New Zealand. The following week, at Newlands in Cape Town, they ousted the Stormers 29-10. The title, however, went Australia’s way as the Reds downed the Crusaders 18-13 to claim the title.Currie CupFor most of the Currie Cup season, the teams played without their Springboks, who were involved in World Cup preparations and in the World Cup itself.The Golden Lions, who had few Springboks in their ranks, started strongly and surged into an early lead at the top of the table. They held onto it until the end, finishing on 50 points to the Sharks’ 48, the Cheetahs’ 47 and Western Province’s 41. The Blue Bulls just missed out on the semi-finals after finishing a point behind Province.In the semi-finals, the Sharks beat the Cheetahs 20-13 and the Lions shocked a Western Province team with its Springboks 29-20. That set up a rematch of the game between the Lions and the Sharks that had been played two weeks earlier in Durban, with the defending champion Sharks triumphing 53-9. This time, however, the match would take place in Johannesburg.In a fairy tale finish, the Lions outplayed their Springbok-stacked opponents, scoring a lopsided 42-16 victory to claim their first Currie Cup title since 1999. It was also their first at home since 1950!Player of the YearAt the South African Rugby Awards in November, Schalk Burger was named South African Rugby Player of the Year for a second time, while the Golden Lions were named Team of the Year.Bismarck du Plessis, widely regarded as the best hooker in the game, was named the Players’ Player of the Year.SevensThe South African Sevens team enjoyed a good year, winning three tournaments, in Las Vegas, and then back-to-back in London and Edinburgh to end the World Series on a high.They finished second to New Zealand in the final standings and were the only team besides the Kiwis to win more than one tournament.Playmaker Cecil Afrika finished the HSBC Sevens World Series as the top try scorer and points’ scorer. He was deservedly named the International Rugby Board’s Player of the Year.On the women’s front, the South African women’s team achieved a historic victory in August when they beat the USA 26-23. It marked the first time that South Africa had beaten one of the game’s top ranked teams.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

How to avoid losing in the competitive “future of work”

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first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck Did you get the memo? We’re living in the future. But despite being in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0), we’re not seeing the increase in productivity we’re used to seeing with the previous revolutions.Labor productivity growth is at a historical low, in defiance of the increased fetishization of productivity, countless technological innovations we have seen in this current business cycle (beginning Q4 2007), vacation days decreasing, and hours growth outpacing its long-term historical trend.What’s happening, argues Jeff Schwartz, Deloitte’s HR thought leader, is that while technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate and individuals are usually quick to adapt, “…business productivity is not driven by Moore’s Law.”So what can organizations do to move the needle and close the gap between business productivity and technological advancement? Adapt with your workforce.Schwartz and his colleagues at Deloitte Human Capital, among many others, believe HR has a unique role to play in helping leaders and organizations adapt to this rapid shift in technology — and to the expectations of a rapidly growing Millennial and Gen-Z workforce. Recently, Deloitte’s Innovation Tech Terminal teamed up with ZipRecruiter and WeFind in Tel Aviv to host their 3rd Meetup for its HR Tech Community featuring experts ranging from HR Tech startups, investors, and corporations to discuss 1) the future of work, 2) the biggest challenges that organizations will face, and 3) what they can do to reinvent themselves for this digital age.Be flexibleAt the meetup, Vered Raviv-Schwarz, COO of Fiverr — the world’s largest freelance services marketplace — discussed the huge shift in the way the world views & treats work that has major implications for organizations looking to hire top talent. “Almost 40% of the US workforce is freelancing. For employers, you’re competing not just with other companies, but with a way of life as well.” The “Freelancing in America: 2016”  survey performed late last year seems to validate these comments, with 63% of freelancers doing it by choice, and with 50% saying that there is no amount of money that would get them to go back to a traditional job — and why would they when, according to the survey, a majority of freelancers that left a full-time job made more money within a year.According to Vered, “You’re not just competing on compensation, but flexibility — you need to give [employees] the feeling that they can be intrapreneurs.” Following the leads of the  Amazons and  Googles of the world, organizations are embracing a risk-tolerant culture and encouraging experimentation in the workplace. Others, like WordPress (with 400 employees) and Buffer, are ditching the office completely, opting to go 100% remote with many finding that, in terms of employee retention, there’s no place like home.Instead of trying to compete with the gig economy, companies can choose to embrace it. Working with freelancers would provide companies numerous benefits such as the flexibility of a fluid workforce that you can easily scale up or down for projects and a wider access to hyper-specialized talent. Routine process tasks and hierarchy are being phased out by automation as organizations are shifting towards being project-based networks of teams, so these off-balance sheet workers could eventually represent a sizeable chunk of the organization of the future.Love thy employeeIt’s going to take a lot more than flexible work policies to motivate this growing digital-first generation of workers. Companies will need to be more employee-centric and place as much emphasis on the employee experience as they do on the customer experience. This means, according to Schwartz, HR Tech will need to provide an end-to-end view of the entire employee experience, from recruitment to retirement, rather than just focusing on engagement and culture.This includes reinventing how you measure and evaluate employee performance. Gone are the days of annual reviews and focusing on individual achievements. Enter continuous feedback loops and aligning rewards with an individual’s contribution to the team and the team’s contribution to overall business goals of the company.Ronni Zehavi, CEO & Co-Founder of Hibob, an HR and employee benefits platform for SMBs that focuses on the end-to-end employee experience, argues that many HR platforms are B2B-oriented, with no focus on the “C” — “C” being the employee. With companies devoting up to 80% of their monthly expenses on people, “…they’re essentially your largest asset and resource for growth. To manage your #1 expense and resource, you need tech. It doesn’t make any sense that you pay for CRMs like Salesforce to manage your sales pipeline and marketing, but you neglect the people.”Develop your talentIt’s no secret Millennials are notorious for job-hopping —  60% say they are open to new job opportunities with 21% having changed jobs in the past year (3x non-Millennials). With estimates having Millennials making up 75% of the total US workforce by 2025, organizations must move fast to retain them or risk being left behind.Millennials and Gen-Z workers can expect to live for 100 years, meaning they’ll be working for 60-70 years. And, according to Schwartz, with the average worker staying at their job for ~4 years and the half-life of a learned skill being ~5 years, everyone will have one job — to constantly be learning. This represents an opportunity for organizations to increase retention and develop the younger, more agile and digital ready leaders of the future by providing training in the beginning of their employees’ careers and throughout.PepsiCo is doing this by focusing on a framework of “Critical Experiences” — immersive experiences (like pioneering a new product) that force you to deal with ambiguity, take you out of your comfort zone, and help you develop new skills & knowledge. The idea is that you can draw from the insights and perspective these experiences give you no matter where you end up in your career.Be attractiveRanked as the 3rd most important challenge businesses face in Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, it’s apparent organizations are scrambling to catch up their Talent Acquisition efforts to the dramatic shift in jobs & skills needs that are brought on by rapid technological innovation. In the new age of talent acquisition, companies will have to move beyond traditional systems and adapt to emerging technologies, capabilities, and needs if they want to attract the best and brightest.Building a digital employment brand is a necessity if you want to recruit top talent now. Companies like Industry, a professional network and hiring platform for the service and hospitality industry, are breathing digital life into an entire sector that otherwise uses rather archaic hiring methods like paper resumes and Craigslist ads — not ideal when the job turnover is 72%. For instance, Industry leverages video & photos for its users to build their brands, allowing restaurants to post a “Company Culture Video” on their hiring page and professionals to post short clips and pictures to highlight their creations and personalities.Others are leveraging cognitive systems like IBM Watson by consolidating data from the employee lifecycle and social media to predict future performance of candidates, optimize recruitment marketing, and increase the speed of hiring.Moving forwardPreviously viewed as a compliance-only function, with 404 deals and $2.2 billion in funding in 2016 alone, according to CB Insights, and changes in human capital philosophy, HR has emerged as the strategic function in helping organizations navigate the 4th Industrial Revolution and the new expectations & increased competition that comes with it. 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Road rage? 2 held for abusing woman official

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first_imgTwo persons have been arrested on charges of uttering obscenities and rash driving after they allegedly hit the vehicle of a senior Punjab government woman official on Delhi-Chandigarh Road in Haryana’s Panipat on Wednesday.The official was on her way to Chandigarh from Delhi and was being escorted by security personnel in a separate vehicle.Panipat Superintendent of Police Sumit Kumar said the accused were identified as Gurvinder and Lovepreet. Both were arrested from their Siddharth Nagar residence in Panipat following registration of a case. Mr. Kumar said the car in which the duo was travelling hit the woman official’s vehicle near Samalkha following which the matter was reported to the police.A complaint was given to a Police Control Room van stationed along the road. Acting on the complaint, Station House Officer, City Police Station, Sandeep Kumar identified the accused with the help of their vehicle number and arrested them. The vehicle of the accused has been impounded.Mr. Kumar said that the official in her complaint said that the duo uttered obscenities and accordingly a relevant section was added to the FIR.The FIR has been registered on charges of rash driving, obscene utterances, endangering personal safety and causing mischief.last_img read more

Alex Cabagnot makes PBA history in Beermen win over Hotshots

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first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alex Cabagnot. PBA IMAGESAlex Cabagnot had no clue he was one assist away from passing the great Philip Cezar on the PBA’s All-Time Assists list.The San Miguel guard only knew about it after the Beermen had demolished the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Kyrie Irving listed day-to-day by NBA Celtics with knee strain Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Still, it was another memorable night for Cabagnot, who moved into a tie with Cezar in eighth place with 3,130 assists.And it wasn’t the only milestone Cabagnot reached.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 36-year-old Cabagnot also cracked the top 10 in all-time steals early in the third quarter, passing NLEX guard Cyrus Baguio.“I never imagined when I started that I’ll get to this,” said Cabagnot, who was the second overall pick by defunct Sta. Lucia in the 2005 PBA Draft. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m just trying to make my mom and dad proud every game,” he added.Cabagnot, a seven-time PBA champion, also became the first player in PBA history with at least 3,000 assists, 600 steals and 800 made threes as per the league’s chief statistician Fidel Mangonon.He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to help San Miguel dump Magnolia, 113-92, for its first back-to-back wins in the 2019 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more