Sharing our lives through social media, rather than living our lives on itLet’s be clear: Social media and the technology that drives it is not going away, and I’m not advocating that it should. Fact is, unless there’s “Zombie Apocalypse” in our near future (and if there were, we’d have bigger problems to worry about), no one is putting the social media genie back in the bottle. A 2017 report compiled by Hootsuite and “We Are Social” and published by The Next Web found that there are 3.028 billion active social media users around the globe—roughly 40 percent of the world’s population. This is an amazing testament to the powerful nature and connective influence that these platforms and communities have had on how we live our lives—at work, at home, and everywhere in between. The recent phenomenon of the #HRTribe has afforded so many of us the opportunity to truly connect, share ideas and grow. Yet, studies have also shown that there can be a downside to all this connectivity, particularly for the next generation of our workforce. A January 2018 Washington Post article describes the effects of screen time and social media among today’s adolescents in the U.S., based on the findings of the study “Decreases in Psychological Well-Being Among American Adolescents After 2012 and Links to Screen Time During the Rise of Smartphone Technology.” One of the sobering trends shows that the psychological well-being of today’s adolescents decreases the more they are on their smartphones and online. And with the ubiquity of devices and social media, the question remains: How do we strike a balance between all the positive that social media and technology provides us while still tending to our real-life relationships, particularly in today’s workplace? Please join @SHRMNextchat at 3 p.m. ET on May 2 for #Nextchat with one collective special guest, the #HRTribe! This week’s topic: navigating social culture. We will chat about how to manage the challenge of sharing our lives through social media, rather than living our lives on it. And, when we do choose to network via social media, how do we adhere to a set of behaviors that makes the experience rewarding—for all of us? Q1. How do you use social media to help your personal and professional growth? What platforms do you think are most beneficial and why? Q2. What are some of the characteristics that make a good social media site? Q3. If you could change one thing about people’s behavior online, what would it be? How would you go about changing it?Q4. How do we prepare ourselves—and our employees—to handle trolls and the like online? Do you have any formal training in place? Q5. How do we strike a balance—personally and professionally—between time spent online and offline? Is a balance even necessary? Q6. Why does the #HRTribe work? What’s unique about it, and what does it mean to you? Q7. Looking 20 years into the future, what will we be saying about social media? How To Participate in an #HR Twitter Chat
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What questions about precision medicine and artificial intelligence in healthcare do you have?Tweet me your questions at @ScientistBob and watch for more video resources about these technologies. Find out more at www.intel.com/healthcare. Conversations about precision medicine and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare are everywhere these days. When I speak at conferences and panels I’m often asked about the definitions of precision medicine and AI and how they integrate into patient care.In this video, I define precision medicine and AI at the highest level and identify what healthcare CIOs should be thinking about.
Ricardo Rodriguez and Giacomo Bonaventura are out of the Milan squad travelling to Roma for tomorrow evening. It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. New coach Stefano Pioli was held to a 2-2 draw by Lecce on his debut and has some changes to his squad at the Olimpico. Davide Calabria and Samu Castillejo return from suspension, but full-back Rodriguez pulls out with a muscular issue. Also absent is midfielder Bonaventura, who continues treatment and a separate training regime. Milan squad for Roma: A Donnarumma, G Donnarumma, Reina; Calabria, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez, Musacchio, Romagnoli; Bennacer, Biglia, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Krunic, Paqueta; Borini, Castillejo, Leao, Piatek, Rebic, Suso Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say BVB, Liverpool target Hazard focused solely on Gladbachby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThorgan Hazard says he is fully focused on Borussia Monchengladbach.The Belgium international is currently being tracked by Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.He told Monchengladbach’s official website: “Max Eberl [director of sport] and I spoke before the winter break and I confirmed that the only important thing for me right now is that I can help our team here to be successful.”Max knows that my head is here at Borussia and I am fully concentrated on my job here.”I am not considering a transfer right now.”I cannot say what will happen after the end of this season. I may possibly extend my contract as I’m very happy here and family are also settled.”Max and I will speak about this when it is the right time.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic: I hear things, I see thingsby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is well aware of his doubters.Pulisic admits the criticism has hurt, although he insists the level of expectation which comes with his £58m price tag has not weighed him down.Pulisic said: “You can’t completely ignore it. I don’t live under a rock. I hear things, I see things, but I do my best to block it out. I’m just working hard for myself.“The outside opinions don’t matter as much to me as to what’s in the team and myself and the people who care about me. So I’m just going to keep working and do my best and not worry about it.“This number (£58m) doesn’t mean anything to me. Obviously, I go out and try to give my best every time I’m on the pitch.”I’m not sure what the price tag means to you, but I just have to keep trying to perform at my best for myself and for the team.“I did the best I could with the minutes I got. I tried to help the team as best I could. I guess I’m happy but I going to keep working harder, and I’m never going to stop to try to get more minutes.“The level of competition has been great. Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan well placed to ferry Matic from Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNemanja Matic is set for a January exit from Manchester United.Inter Milan are reportedly keen on taking him to Serie A.Despite United’s worst start to a campaign for 30 years, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has still been reluctant to use Matic with the Serbian appearing in just four of 11 matches so far this term.The 31-year-old’s lack of playing time has seen him become a target in January with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.The Mirror says according to reports in Italy, Inter are pondering a swoop for the midfielder in January.
ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 12: The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson doesn’t seem like someone who should be able to clear a 42-inch box jump with relative ease, but the big man has some serious athleticism. In a video recorded by strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld, Thompson makes the jump from sitting on a bench. That’s some serious explosion.Big Trent got hops! #GoDawgs Video via- Aaron FeldA video posted by DawgsOnTop (@dawgsontop) on Feb 29, 2016 at 3:04pm PSTSome of the smaller Dawgs did the same on the 48-inch box jump.Gonna have to change his name to Human Pogo Stick, 48″ Box jump, no sweat for @_CRADICULOUS. @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/azTR9sv44N— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Several guys the 48″ Box. @LCarter_25, @_CRADICULOUS, @FourTheGame, and Dom Sanders. @coach_sinclair #ATD #bunnies pic.twitter.com/sBVwrPT1UJ— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016@StevenVanTiflin @_AyeeLilWuan @TrentJolly78 @Greyson_Lambert @tanstumpey @RidleyCa competing today! @coach_sinclair pic.twitter.com/BsuVXbHBOo— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016…and then we have a few guys clearing 54 inches.@WillyCinthacut @LuxuryLife1K @iAMPrinceMauger @ReggieD25 Hitting them high boxes @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/9MmCBSjrAC— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Well, we’re impressed.[Field Street Forum]
The Government will be intensifying efforts for Jamaican skilled workers and businesses to have greater access to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Story Highlights The Government will be intensifying efforts for Jamaican skilled workers and businesses to have greater access to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).The position was outlined by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, as he delivered the Throne Speech at Gordon House on Thursday (February 15).He said that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, will assume Chairmanship of CARICOM from July 1 to December 31, providing an opportunity for Jamaica to influence the Community’s policy direction, development agenda and the regional integration process.“Jamaica will also use the opportunity to engage with CARICOM member states on the recently tabled recommendations of the Report of the CARICOM Review Commission,” he said.The Governor-General informed that parliamentary approval will be sought for the Foreign Trade Policy and to ensure its timely implementation, recognising the importance of expanding foreign trade in keeping with the economic growth agenda.He told the House that there are “encouraging signs” that Jamaica is “poised” for great things, and “we are seeing the first sprouts of the sacrifices that we have made”, adding that Jamaicans must unite for prosperity.He noted that the fight against crime and violence, corruption, abuse of women and children and the disabled and less fortunate, are matters that require the involvement of all citizens.“Let us join to grow our economy and to protect our environment, to bring our people the bountiful harvest they deserve. We all have an opportunity to work in partnership for the good of all Jamaicans,” the Governor-General said. The Governor-General informed that parliamentary approval will be sought for the Foreign Trade Policy and to ensure its timely implementation, recognising the importance of expanding foreign trade in keeping with the economic growth agenda. He said that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, will assume Chairmanship of CARICOM from July 1 to December 31, providing an opportunity for Jamaica to influence the Community’s policy direction, development agenda and the regional integration process.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Italian tanker shipping company d’Amico International Shipping (DIS) suffered a full-year net loss of USD 55.1 million in 2018 as a result of the weaker product tanker market.The company’s net loss widened when compared to a loss of USD 38.1 million seen in 2017.DIS’ daily spot rate was USD 10,798 in the full-year 2018, against USD 12,026 in the full-year 2017. The freight market hit historically low rates in the third quarter of the year but rebounded to profitable levels towards the end of 2018. At the beginning of 2019, they are showing clear signs of improvement, according to the company.Time charter equivalent (TCE) earnings stood at USD 244.9 million in 2018, compared to USD 257.4 million recorded a year earlier.“2018 was unfortunately one of the worst years for product tankers in the last decade. However, DIS managed to mitigate the effects of such a negative market, thanks to a prudent commercial strategy coupled with a constant focus on strengthening its financial structure,” Paolo d’Amico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DIS, commented.“We were very pleased to see our market rebounding to profitable levels towards the end of the year, with clear signs of improvement confirmed also at the start of 2019, relative to the prior year.”As explained, the company’s main focus will be to strengthen its financial structure. With this objective, DIS’ Board of Directors approved on March 20, 2019, a share capital increase amounting to the USD equivalent of EUR 44 million, with preferential subscription rights offered to its existing shareholders and the new shares issued at a discount to the theoretical ex-rights price (TERP) of 15%, based on DIS’ reference share price on March 19. DIS’ controlling shareholder, d’Amico International SA, fully guarantees the offering. With this move, the company intends to reduce its financial leverage and improve liquidity position.Referring to the outlook on the product market, Paolo d’Amico believes it is positive. Specifically, the net fleet growth of the segments DIS operates in is expected to be limited and below 2.0% over the next two years. Additionally, the sulphur cap in 2020 is expected to generate demand for the company’s vessels already from mid-2019.“I believe DIS’ recent investments and our prudent commercial strategy, together with … fleet and organization, will allow us to benefit in full from the next expected positive shipping cycle. Our investment plan based on 22 newbuilding vessels we began to order in 2012 is now coming to an end, with the last LR1 ship expected to be delivered in Q3 2019,” DIS’ CEO concluded.