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“Christopher Robin,” Reviewed: Disney’s Pleasantly Abrasive New Spin on Winnie-the-Pooh

“Christopher Robin,” Reviewed: Disney’s Pleasantly Abrasive New Spin on Winnie-the-Pooh | The New Yorker

“Christopher Robin,” Reviewed: Disney’s Pleasantly Abrasive New Spin on Winnie-the-Pooh | The New Yorker of the movie, which is set in postwar London, is the story of a midlife crisis.

The Age of Tech Superheroes Must End

The Age of Tech Superheroes Must End - WSJ

The Age of Tech Superheroes Must End – WSJ Valley has an accountability crisis, and at its root is the idolatry of its founder-CEOs, writes Christopher Mims. The genius tech founder mythology has its roots in the pantheon of real-world demigods widely credited with revolutionizing industry, from Thomas Edison and Gordon Moore to Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. Investors and experts in corporate governance say the problem is that building corporations and stock-market valuations on the notion that every tech CEO is potentially building another Apple is ridiculous and counterproductive.

Ageing Asia and its healthcare workforce: An impending public health crisis?

Ageing Asia and its healthcare workforce: An impending public health crisis?

Ageing Asia and its healthcare workforce: An impending public health crisis? to a recent report published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), South-East Asian countries will experience one of the largest increase in the total number of healthcare workers by 2030. It is estimated that the region will have just under 11 million qualified health workers including physicians, nurses and midwives, dentists, pharmacists, and all other related categories.

Best Vision of the Future (Smart City): Wi-Fiber Intelli-Platform Integrated Streetlights

Meanwhile, our 17-year-old Manila Metro Rail Transit System also known as the MRT Line 3, MRT-3 or Metrostar Express, which only has one line and 13 stations, is finding it hard to keep up with the rapid backwards acceleration towards the Middle Ages this country has recently been so adamant to pursue. Remember: murder bad, progress good. It shouldn’t take a historical piece of literature to state that basic, obvious, moral tenet incontrovertible to any civilized species. </donvy>

“During the construction of the first line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System in the early 1980s, Electrowatt Engineering Services of Zürich designed a comprehensive plan for metro service in Metro Manila. The plan—still used as the basis for planning new metro lines—consisted of a 150-kilometer (93 mi) network of rapid transit lines spanning all major corridors within 20 years, including a line on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, the region’s busiest road corridor.” –Wikipedia

Presenting the Best of CES 2018 winners!

Presenting the Best of CES 2018 winners! want our cities to be smart, but often the cost of accomplishing such a feat would be eye-watering even for the most-flush of folks. Consequently, companies are looking for ways to bolt on smart-city equipment to existing infrastructure. Wi-Fiber has built a lamppost head that contains security cameras, IoT and municipal WiFi equipment within its slender body. It even gives basic street lighting an upgrade, offering the ability to change color or flash to direct emergency services straight to where the crisis is. — Dan Cooper, Senior Editor

Arctic seed vault grows as defense against food crisis

by Derrick Rossignol @

In light of President Donald Trump’s rise to power, some people are seriously worried about the planet’s health. Count The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists among that group, since they recently pushed theDoomsday Clock to two and half minutes to midnight. Even if they think humanity is closer to extinction than it was just a couple months ago, we’re now better prepared to respond to a food crisis.

4,444 victims: extent of abuse in Catholic church in Australia revealed

by Christopher Knaus @

Seven per cent of Australia’s Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in the six decades since 1950, according to new data from the royal commission.

On Monday the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse released damning statistics on the scale of the crisis within the Catholic Church. The numbers confirm the extent of sexual predation already suggested by four years of royal commission hearings involving the church, which are now entering their final weeks.

Up to 15% of priests in some dioceses were alleged perpetrators between 1950 and 2015, with abusers most prevalent in the dioceses of Sale and Sandhurst in Victoria, Port Pirie in South Australia, and Lismore and Wollongong in New South Wales. The numbers were even worse in some national Catholic orders. By far the worst was the order of the St John of God Brothers, where a staggering 40% of religious brothers are believed to have abused children.

Here’s why young people are abandoning Facebook

by Cameron Nicholls @

by Cameron Nicholls @

You see, Facebook won’t admit it, but it’s facing a crisis of monumental proportions. Earlier this year Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that people were sharing less about themselves. He failed to mention just how much. But for anyone young with an account it’s been pretty clear for a while that a massive stigma has been quietly solidifying around sharing. Especially for young people. The bottom line is, no-one’s really publicly sharing that much anymore.

Ironically, it’s the older generations who seem to be sharing far more of themselves online — on Facebook at least.

The Philippines in crisis

People Power II has started at the EDSA Shrine as Day 23 of the Philippine President’s Impeachment Trial yesterday ended when shortly before midnight, the President was “in effect” acquitted when 11 senator-judges quashed a move to open an envelope crucial to the prosecution. The Philippine Peso also closes to an all-time low. More details at the Philippine Daily Inquirer Interactive and