Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 8, 2017 – Kingston – The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), formerly the Child Development Agency (CDA), is again appealing to Jamaicans to participate in its annual ‘Take a Child Home for Christmas’ programme. The programme, which started 10 years ago, allows persons to open their hearts and homes to wards of the State during the festive season.Speaking with JIS News, Manager, Public Relations and Communications, at the CPFSA, Rochelle Dixon, said the programme was originally created for families with children in State care and who are unable to accommodate them full-time, but are encouraged to take them home for Christmas. However, over time, it was extended to persons with good moral standing, for example, persons who have volunteered in childcare facilities and would be in the agency’s volunteer database.Persons who are interested in participating in the programme are being asked to fill out an application form. They are also required to provide two references from a Notary Public, such as a police officer, a justice of the peace or a school principal; provide two passport-size photographs, a valid identification and must be 25 years or older. According to Miss Dixon, a background check is done on the applicants as well as a home assessment to see the physical accommodation and amenities. If the requirements are met, the applicant is then paired with a child, who they may host for a day or the entire holiday period.“I am pleading to Jamaicans to open their homes this Christmas to a child who is really excited (about) joining a family and sharing in the experience of love, joy and peace during this time of the year,” she said.For further information about the programme, persons may visit any of the CPFSA offices across the island, telephone 948-2841-2, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission of application is December 15.Release: JISphoto credit: shutter stock Related Items:
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed that Maurizio Sarri’s terrifying post-match reaction after the loss to Wolves inspired the win over City.The Blues suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers last Wednesday despite taking the lead in the first half.The loss to Wolves handed Sarri only his second defeat as Chelsea boss but put a dent to their title aspirations.However, the Blues bounced back with an emphatic 2-0 win over champions Manchester City, ending Pep Guardiola’s side unbeaten run in the Premier League, thanks to goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“After the Wolves game, he was terrifying,” Rudiger said, according to ESPN. “He was going crazy. But that was OK, because we shouldn’t have lost this match.”“The day after, he was very calm and clear-minded. He spoke with us and made it clear that we have to believe in ourselves. He wanted us to go into the City game looking for the win.”
Kangana Ranaut loses cool when asked about rape charges on Aditya PancholiInstagram video screenshotKangana Ranaut recently lost her cool when one reporter asked her about accusations of rape against Aditya Pancholi. The actress slammed the reporter by saying that, “you can be behind the bars”.The Manikarnika actress told the reporter that one cannot name the complainant in such cases. “Media should be responsible. These issues should not be sensationalised. And you cannot take the name of the applicant, you will be behind bars if you do so,” an angry Kangana told the reporter when she asked her to comment on filling rape case against Pancholi.While it was believed that Kangana has filed a rape case against Pancholi, the actress’ sister Rangoli Chandel on Twitter stated that she filed the case and not Kangana. Rangoli in her tweets said that she filed the case against Pancholi as the latter has been filing multiple cases against Kangana.”Kangana has openly spoken about her struggles, she feels that’s more important, in her own words she always says, I am not fighting these men I am fighting male chauvinism, I HAVE FILED A CASE ON PANCHOLI, she hasn’t… kitni bar samjhaoon? Pancholi and his wife attacking her everyday and filing many cases what am I supposed to do? People should condemn them but no one saying anything to full time criminal family, when Kangana never filed any case why should media take her name?” she said in her tweet.It is to be mentioned, Kangana, who was in a relationship with Pancholi years ago, had earlier filed a case against him, accusing him of physical and sexual assault. In response to that, Pancholi had filed a defamation case against the actress. Hence, it is little perplexing when Rangoli says that she filed the fresh rape case against Pancholi and not Kangana.Watch the video of Kangana losing cool on the journalist:
Many companies reportedly conducted an audit on their IT systems after the WannaCry attack, and discovered several security loopholes.ReutersIndian techies’ American dream seems distant with US President’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ move. The president plans to implement merit-based immigration system, ending the visa lottery programme and limiting family-based migration.The Trump administration wants to reform the US immigration system to serve the interests of Americans ensuring that people coming to the US are best skilled and brightest.”It is time to create a merit-based immigration system that makes sense for a modern economy – selecting new arrivals based on their ability to support themselves financially and to make positive contributions to US society” US President Donald Trump was quoted as saying in a fact sheet released by the White House titled ‘Ending the economic harm caused by our immigration system’.Here’s how Trump’s immigration framework affects Indian immigrants. 1. Diversity Visa ProgramThe United States grants up to 50,000 visas each year through the visa lottery program, which has only a few educational and skill requirements. Trump’s immigration framework will end the diversity lottery visa which helps to reduce the waiting period for Green Cards or permanent resident visa for highly skilled workers. The new framework reallocates some of the visas to help reduce the backlog of high-skilled, employment-based immigrant cases.The current immigration system urges a seven percent country quota on allotment of the Green Card in a fiscal year, and due to this, many high skilled Indian-Americans face troubles. Most of them are H-1B visa holders. Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., April 18, 2017.Reuters2. Family chain migrationThe Trump’s framework would restrict the flow of low-skilled workers into the US by ending extended-family chain migration. The White House points that rather than merit or skill based admission, more than two-thirds of the legal immigrants are admitted into the country each year based on family relations.If the US eliminate chain migration, it is likely to negatively affect Indian-Americans who are planning to bring their family members to the US. While the White House says they still protect the nuclear family, even Indian-Americans may face difficulties in bringing relatives other than their spouses and minor children to the country. Read Also: Attention techies, these 15 companies are barred from applying for H-1B visas3. Skilled labourTrump’s immigration framework lays out the steps the country must take to lower skilled migration and increase benefits for American workers. “Our immigration system’s prioritization of family relations over merit, education level, or skill has allowed a wave of low-skilled labour into our country,” the White House says. If the US goes for high-skilled or merit-based visa allotment, it could benefit many people in India because the majority of Indians fulfil this condition.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Emily McFarlan Miller Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS based in Chicago. She covers evangelical and mainline Protestant Christianity.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Share This! By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Tagsbooks capital punishment Catholic Church death penalty Helen Prejean homepage featured River of Fire Sister Helen Prejean social justice Vatican II,You may also like Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Utah Mormon official removed from local position after voyeurism arrest Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites VeggieTales to mount latest revival on Trinity Broadcasting Network By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! Share This! By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Catholicism News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,Two decades after her anti-death penalty work was transformed into an Oscar-winning movie, “Dead Man Walking,” Sister Helen Prejean’s campaign continues with the backing of Pope Francis. RNS photo by Rosie Scammell(RNS) — Sister Helen Prejean wants to get religion “right.”But too often, she said, people use religion, including Christianity, for the wrong reasons.That includes Scripture used by politicians to justify separating families at the border, said Prejean, 80. Or Jesus’ death being used by Christians to defend the death penalty.Or thinking that praying for justice is the same as acting for it.“It took me a long time to get Jesus right,” she said.“It took me a long time to not just live Christianity as practicing charity to those around me who were pretty much people just like me, to getting involved with justice, which is the true call of the gospel.”That desire to get it right prompted Prejean — an anti-death penalty activist whose book “Dead Man Walking” was the inspiration for the Oscar-winning 1995 film by the same name — to write her latest memoir, “River of Fire.”In the new book, which ends where “Dead Man Walking” picks up, the sister describes her journey to the Sisters of St. Joseph — and how religious life changed after Vatican II.Prejean talked to Religion News Service about how she became involved in social justice, why she thinks the death penalty is on its way out and how she got to “bump into two popes along the way.”This interview has been edited for length and clarity.You’ve been part of the social justice movement for a long time. How did you get involved?I basically would pray to God to solve the big problems, but I was never engaged directly in social justice. And so I tell in the book about awakening, being jolted out of that. The line that got me was, “Jesus preached good news to the poor.”“River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey” by Sister Helen Prejean. Cover courtesy of Random HouseThe good news to poor people was that it wasn’t God’s will for them to be poor. That they had a right to strive for what was rightfully theirs and to have a decent life. In other words, poverty had to be resisted, not just something accepted because God’s going to reward you in another life. You have to work for justice.When I heard that, I didn’t even know any poor people, and I lived in New Orleans. We had 10 major housing projects for poor black people, and I’d never been to any of them. I was always in the suburbs with other white people like me. God helped wake me up (and realize) that the gospel was about being on the side with people who had no voice, anyone marginalized and who was struggling.Then I began to learn. I realized that to work for justice, you can’t just pray for God to solve these problems, you’ve got to get involved.So to get an invitation to write a man on death row kind of just fit in.Capital punishment has been back in the news with Attorney General William Barr reinstating the federal death penalty. But you’re actually hopeful about ending the death penalty. Why?Pope Francis on Aug. 2, 2018, made a declaration that we’re changing the Catholic catechism that under no circumstance could we ever allow state governments to execute their citizens.The work still needs to be done. So now you’ve got a document. Now you’ve got words on a page. You’ve still got to bring words to life.What happens in countries or states is first you see the practice dwindling because people are losing faith in it. You see that happening across the whole country.It’s still on the way. It’s still kind of budding. But it’s definitely in the right direction, and so that just takes constant dialogue. That’s why I’m glad about “Dead Man Walking,” and that’s why I’m glad about the movie, why I’m glad about the opera, why I stay on the road to talk to the people.In the book, you also include a letter you wrote to Pope Francis advocating for the role of women in the church. Why is this so important to you?The death penalty — OK, we’re on the right path. We’re getting that straight, but there’s a huge, huge, huge injustice in the Catholic Church.Here all around us we see women coming into their own. Here we have the U.N. saying that when you educate the women and bring the women up, that is what raises a society. Here we have the #MeToo movement. Here we have women striving for their rights to be able to vote and to be able to have a voice, women taking their place in Congress and decision-making.In the church, a woman cannot read the Gospel at Mass. Only a man can. Women are not part of any of the policymaking at the highest level of the church. And I say in that letter to the pope, we have all males, always all males, making decisions, and they don’t have the voice and experience and wisdom of women across that table with them.We need the wisdom of women in policymaking and decision-making in the Catholic Church. Eventually it will be the priesthood, too.How do you hold on to joy and faith in the face of the death and injustice you’ve seen?That comes from the Holy Spirit. It’s not something I create and just hold on to. It bubbles up in you. It becomes present in you.And I think it comes from walking out of that execution chamber after witnessing six human beings die.I am working with every bit of strength in my body to change that, to wake up the people. What gives you hope is when you’re working for something. When you’re working on the alternative, you’re not just wishing for it. You’re not just lamenting what is wrong. You’re working. You are at work all the time, and then the hope flows through you. And I think that’s where the joy comes from.I mean, there is tremendous grief. Oh my God. I mean, witnessing people being executed — to see it! You meet them, and they’re human beings, and they’re more than the worst act of their life.Did you ever expect you’d be doing what you do or have a movie made about your work?There is a principle of the spiritual life: You do what you do because of the integrity of it, because of what you see, and not for the fruit of it. You leave the fruit of your actions up to God. So, of course, I never knew all this was going to happen, and it took me awhile to wake up. Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email
X Google ImagesHouston’s new construction code for residential properties favors the use of solar energy.New houses built in Houston will make it easier to use an alternative energy source that is plentiful in Texas.The Houston City Council recently approved a new construction code for single family homes, townhouses and condos that means the builder has to use roofs with a surface of at least 600 square feet that are oriented to the west or the south to make it easier to install solar panels.Michael Howard, a senior analyst for the City’s Department of Public Works and Engineering, says Houston is following the lead of other Texas cities.“Austin, San Antonio, all have similar code provisions in their adopted codes and they actually have more incentive programs, but the City of Houston is behind solar a 100 percent,” explains Howard who notes that, for instance, the City offers a program that will evaluate projects for use of solar energy in just seven days.The new code also requires builders to install all the connections needed to use solar panels and that is something Cyrus Reed, Conservation Director of the Sierra Club’s Texas’ Chapter, appreciates.Reed says solar energy projects can get complicated if, for example, a home’s ventilation system is in the way of the connections a solar energy system would need.“Then you have to tear up those vents, move them, add solar and suddenly what might have been a pretty cost effective project becomes not cost effective,” explains Reed.In the coming weeks, the City will also consider making changes to the construction code for commercial properties. Share 00:00 /01:24 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, email@example.comLast week, when CNN’s Jim Acosta engaged in perhaps his most volatile exchange (of many) with Donald Trump, he was accused of manhandling a White House intern (fake news), and had his press credentials yanked by the Trump administration (CNN is suing the White House to have Acosta reinstated).During the incident in the East Room of the White House the day after Trump attempted to spin last week’s midterm catastrophe for the GOP into a “win” for Republicans, NBC’s White House Correspondent, Peter Alexander defended his colleague Acosta. Later, a photo of Acosta and Alexander embracing served as a symbol of journalistic solidarity for many reporters. Further, many news outlets (including Fox News) rallied around Acosta and rebuked the White House’s decision to temporarily suspend Acosta’s credentials.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)The ongoing tumult between Acosta, CNN and Trump has overshadowed Trump’s ongoing racist assault on Black women and specifically his recent denigration of three Black women who cover the Trump White House: April Ryan, Yamiche Alcindor and Abby Phillip.In a period of about 48 hours, Trump referred to Ryan as a “loser,” said Alcindor asked him “such a racist question” and told Philip “you ask a lot of stupid questions.”Here’s the full-Colored commentary on Trump’s racist scolding of these three talented Black journalists:On Nov. 7 in the East Room of the White House Trump, visibly unnerved by the midterm results, muddled through another rambling, paranoid wreck of a press conference. When Ryan, the White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks sensed an opening during the press scrum, she rose to ask Trump a question. “Sit down!” Trump snapped. “I’m not responding to you…Very hostile,” Trump added as Ryan persisted with a question about voter suppression. Later during that same press conference Alcindor of the PBS Newshour asked Trump about his declaration that he is a (White) nationalist, during a campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz in Houston, prior to the midterms. Further, the unflappable Alcindor asked if Trump’s declaration is emboldening White nationalists across the country. “What a racist question,” was his response. “Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African Americans (fake news)…Let me tell you, that’s a racist question,” Trump added.On the morning of Nov. 9, Trump zeroed in on Philip, CNN’s White House correspondent on the White House lawn. Phillip asked Trump about his appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general. Specifically, she asked Trump if he wanted Whitaker to “rein in” special counsel Robert Mueller.“What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question,” said Trump. No, perfectly cogent question, stupid, unhinged response. “I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions,” Trump added. But, prior to his vicious attack on Phillip, he went after Ryan again calling her a “loser.”It seems clear Trump has his bloomers in a bunch as a result of the midterm butt-whipping he took, the specter of the Mueller investigation and the possible indictment of his son Don Jr., among other things. But, his unprecedented presidential woes do not excuse his racist invective leveled against Black women (see also his ongoing attacks on Rep. Maxine Waters). And the tired refrain of Trump defenders that he is an “equal opportunity offender” is straight B.S.He reserves his most virulent attacks for Black people and in this case, three Black women doing their jobs in an environment inherently hostile against them. Can you imagine the pressure on them trying to cover a White nationalist in the White House? We’ve seen the mainstream media rally around Acosta (on more than one occasion). But, what is the media prepared to do on behalf of Ryan, Philip and Alcindor in the face of blatantly racist attacks by Trump? Apparently, not much beyond lip service.Trump’s power (diminished significantly in the Congress because of the pending Democratic control of the House) is derived from his command of the megaphone (social media and mainstream media). What if the press snatched that megaphone out of his small, orange hands? Without that megaphone, Trump would lose his mind, what little is left. There has been sporadic talk about a media boycott of the 45th president. But, I’m not going to hold my breath.Instead I argue the Black Press should defend the honor of the three women who have been deeply disrespected by Trump. Why can’t the Black Press black out Trump?To quote Trump, “What the hell do you have to lose?”Sean Yoes is the Baltimore AFRO editor and author of Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities.
Citation: New Evidence for the ‘Solar Oxygen Crisis’ (2007, May 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-05-evidence-solar-oxygen-crisis.html Scientists have published new evidence supporting the recent discovery that the Sun contains about half as much oxygen as previously thought, an issue some scientists have dubbed the solar oxygen crisis. This is a potentially huge scientific problem because scientists have used the particular prior measurement as a platform for understanding the inner workings of other stars. Oxygen is the third most abundant atom in the universe and the element most frequently produced in the “nuclear furnaces” of stars. In many astrophysical situations, oxygen is linked to the abundances carbon, nitrogen, and neon. If the oxygen abundance in the Sun is half as much as scientists thought, these other elemental abundances may also be off by a factor of two.“The abundance of solar oxygen serves as a key reference for the chemical composition of other stars,” lead scientist Hector Socas-Navarro, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, explained to PhysOrg.com. “We thought we had very solid measurements of this abundance since the 1980s, but recent evidence indicates that we’ve been overestimating it by almost a factor of two. The implications of this are incredibly important.”In the April 19, 2007, online edition of The Astrophysical Journal, Socas-Navarro and colleague Aimee Norton, a solar physicist at the National Solar Observatory, discuss how they obtained new evidence for the solar oxygen crisis by using a type of light-analysis device to take measurements of infrared and visible light radiating from a patch of the Sun.The device, known as the Spectro-Polarimeter for Infrared and Optical Regions (SPINOR), attaches to a telescope; in this case, the Richard Dunn Solar Telescope located in Sunspot, New Mexico. The telescope collects the light and sends it to SPINOR, which analyzes its properties. Because atoms in the Sun emit light at very specific wavelengths, the researchers can calculate the abundances of various elements by measuring the wavelengths of light rays coming in.Analysis of the SPINOR data produced a value of the oxygen abundance that agrees with calculations by other research groups studying the solar oxygen crisis. The measurement contained larger-than-expected uncertainty.“This measurement is more uncertain than we thought it would be, which is one of the interesting conclusions of our particular work,” said Socas-Navarro.He added that there is another major downside of a lower oxygen abundance. Models of the solar interior once predicted that sound waves in the Sun traveled at certain speed, a value that agreed well with the measured speed. Because the speed depends on composition, this is another way that scientists learn about the processes that take place in the Sun, what elements it is made of, and in what quantities. Now, with the Sun having half as much oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and neon, the sound speed derived from the models doesn’t match the measured speed well.“Exactly what this means is not very clear, but it casts doubt on the correctness or at least the accuracy of models of stellar interiors, which are a cornerstone of modern astrophysics,” he said.Citation: H. Socas-Navarro and A.A. Norton, “The solar oxygen crisis: Probably not the last word” The Astrophysical Journal, 660:L153-L156, 2007 May 10Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists find sun’s history buried in moon’s crust Explore further
LinkedIn is an essential tool for recruiters, a network where individuals’ professional qualifications are emphasized and easily searchable. But according to Adeyemi Ajao, the co-founder of Identified, a big data and analytics company focused on professional information, there are two glaring problems: First, not everyone is on LinkedIn, and second, the search options are not nearly specific enough. A candidate search on LinkedIn casts a loose net says Ajao, and often returns a list of bad or sloppy fits.Ajao believes Identified has solved both these issues. Today, the company announced it had created the largest database of job candidates, with one billion professional profiles and an algorithm that applies big data and predictive analytics to match recruiters with relevant, qualified candidates.LinkedIn, currently the largest professional network, has just over 225 million members, making Identified five times larger than Reid Hoffman’s company. So how did the startup get to a billion? Contrary to LinkedIn, Identified is not limited by a user base, where people need to sign-up to make an account and create a profile. Instead, Identified takes public data from nearly any social media site — Facebook, Twitter, GitHub and LinkedIn, among others — and organizes it into a searchable interface.Currently, Identified focuses strictly on professional information, such as the university you attended, your major, GPA, the company where you work, your job title and your location.Privacy concerns?Ajao stresses the site does not collect data that is not publicly available.“It’s the same public information that you find on Google, we just organize it better,” he says.Related: Could LinkedIn’s New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?Still, trolling through someone’s social profile on sites like Facebook or Twitter (even if publicly available), may strike people as invasive, or even creepy.While Ajao doesn’t directly address this, he insists Identified’s aim is to make both recruiters and candidates feel comfortable, which is why a recruiter is able to see only a person’s professional background, not his or her name. If a recruiter is interested in someone, Identified sends the potential candidate a message through a publicly available email address or a social network, like Twitter’s direct message feature.Again, this raises questions around privacy: Receiving an anonymous message over Facebook or Twitter may rub people the wrong way. Ajao insists this middle man approach helps, though. “It’s something dating services have been doing for years,” he says. “People want to find each other, but they want to only find the right people and they want to do it in a comfortable way.”Apparently, privacy isn’t too much of a concern for investors. Founded in 2010, Identified has raised $22.5 million in venture capital from the likes of Venture Capital, VantagePoint Capital and Innovation Endeavors. The startup was able to receive the funding after Ajao and co-founder Brendan Wallace pitched the fact that despite LinkedIn and Facebook’s fairly sophisticated search tools, “no one had focused on using data to identify what a person actually does,” Ajao says.For example, if a hospital recruiter is looking for a nurse, searching for one may turn into a major headache, as there currently approximately 560 nurse labels – anything from chief nursing officer to occupational health nurse practitioner — and no algorithm that could quickly and accurately identify a nurse.Identified set out to exploit this weakness.“For the past year and a half we’ve focused on solving this problem at a scale, across the board, for every profession,” Ajao says. “We’ve finally cracked it.”Related: LinkedIn Rolls Out Enhanced Analytics Suite for BusinessesAn important step was hiring Mohammad Sabah, the former head of Facebook’s data team and ex-employee of Netflix, who helped develop the company’s recommendation algorithm. Sabah has been key in helping Identified create a system to pinpoint relevant candidates that fit the recruiter’s specific qualifications.Telling recruiters what they actually want.Ajao finds that Identified is often better at pinpointing the type of candidate a company is looking for than the recruiters themselves. “A lot of times they click more on the recommendations that we send, because we are basing them on different criteria.” One hospital demonstrated interest only in candidates who worked at university facilities. “They didn’t know it,” Ajao says. “When we talked to the head of recruiting, he said ‘no, no that is not really our criteria.’” When Identified began primarily recommending candidates who had experience working at a university hospital however, the recruitment rates skyrocketed.At Netflix, Ajao says, Sabah learned that the gap between what we think we want and what we actually do can be wide. “You will say, ‘I really like romantic comedies, and Matthew McConaughey.’ But we look at the kind of movies you watch all the way through and the kind of movies you stop watching after 10 minutes. You might say that you like romantic comedies, but what you really like is action with a female lead.”Related: The Cold, Hard Facts About Small Business Hiring (Infographic)Thanks to big data, Ajao believes Identified will soon be able to provide a similar algorithm for both recruiters and those seeking employment. You may think you want one position, but in reality, all your signals indicate that you want an entirely different type of job, and Identified will recognize that discrepancy for you.The next step.One strategy Identified has for closing this talent gap is moving beyond just analyzing professional data. Ajao predicts within the next few months the company will begin taking personality traits into account as well. Seemingly random information about a candidate — his or her taste in movies, food and sports teams – could be revealing. For instance, Ajao discovered the best engineers at Identified all cited their favorite book as Enders Game.But would knowing a candidate’s favorite pizza topping is pepperoni really help determine if he or she would be a good fit for a journalist position? This foray into the personal also raises complicated privacy concerns — a profile listing IQ and personality type seems far more invasive than one that justs lists straight professional data.Despite all this, Ajao is convinced that most people will welcome a highly targeted and relevant approach to recruitment. This strategy has been successfully applied to advertisements — think Google and Facebook — but not to hiring. If all goes well, Identified will permanently disrupt the current model. Otherwise, the company may have a rude awakening when people call foul over email messages telling them their love for pepperoni makes them a perfect fit for a job in analytics.Related: How Online Personality Assessments Could Revolutionize Hiring Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read October 28, 2013 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
Last week, the team behind Ubuntu announced the release of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Beta, which comes with Linux 5.0 support, GNOME 3.32, and more. Its stable version is expected to release on April 18th, 2019. Following are some of the updates in Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo: Updates in Linux kernel Ubuntu 19.04 is based on Linux 5.0, which was released last month. It comes with support for AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics processor, complete support for the Raspberry Pi 3B and the 3B+, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and much more. Toolchain Upgrades The tools are upgraded to their latest releases. The upgraded toolchain includes glibc 2.29, OpenJDK 11, Boost 1.67, Rustc 1.31, and updated GCC 8.3, Python 3.7.2 as default, Ruby 2.5.3, PHP 7.2.15, and more. Updates in Ubuntu Desktop This release ships with the latest GNOME 3.32 giving it a refreshed visual design. It also brings a few performance improvements and new features: GNOME Disks now supports VeraCrypt, a utility used for on-the-fly encryption. A panel is added to the Settings menu to help users manage Thunderbolt devices. With this release, more shell components are cached in GPU RAM, which reduces load and increases FPS count. Desktop zoom works much smoother. An option is added to automatically submit error reports to the error reporting dialog window. Other updates include new Yaru icon sets, Mesa 19.0, QEMU 13.1, and libvirt 14.0. This release will be supported for 9 months until January 2020. Users who require Long Term Support are recommended to use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS instead. To read the full list of updates, visit Ubuntu’s official website. Read Next Chromium blacklists nouveau graphics device driver for Linux and Ubuntu users Ubuntu releases Mir 1.0.0 Ubuntu free Linux Mint Project, LMDE 3 ‘Cindy’ Cinnamon, released