Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Home Local News Business PERRYMAN: Economic (R)Evolution Even as full employment and difficulties finding workers are challenging businesses across the country, researchers are describing scenarios in which a third of U.S. jobs could go away by 2030 due to automation and artificial intelligence (AI). Global consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates that between 39 million and 73 million U.S. jobs could be eliminated due to AI. For about half of those, there are likely to be similar occupations or different tasks which displaced workers will take on, but millions of people will need retraining for very different jobs. The world is changing, and it’s changing fast.Economic evolution is never easy. The invention of the wheel in Mesopotamia around 3500 BC paved the way for advances such as the wheelbarrow, leaving many laborers without work. That was actually the greatest technological disruption in human history (by far). During the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution led to the “Luddite” labor movement, where people who objected to automated equipment stormed factories and took sledgehammers to the machines.In the 1940s, economist Joseph Schumpeter used the phrase “creative destruction” to describe the process through which new and improved ideas lead to the demise of older approaches. He called it the essential fact about capitalism, as markets provide incentives to develop and disseminate new ideas. Recently, the creation of Netflix caused the destruction of video rental stores, and Amazon drastically cut into the business of brick-and-mortar retailers.Thus far, AI is actually creating jobs. Researchers at Capgemini surveyed about 1,000 organizations currently using AI; 80 percent indicated they have added jobs from technological advances. AI is being used to generate sales leads, improve customer service, and boost productivity.In 1999, the Department of Labor predicted that 65 percent of the jobs children entering school at that time would be doing did not exist. A 2017 study by Dell Technologies and the independent Institute for the Future (IFTF) explored emerging technologies shaping the future of the human experience. A key finding is that about 85 percent of the jobs in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. It’s shocking and may not materialize, but it is not unreasonable.While some view the future with fear and envision rampant unemployment and dismal prospects, history suggests an alternative perspective. Solving the world’s big problems will require all of our ingenuity, including new machines which can learn to help. An individual invention can be labor saving (or “job killing” in modern parlance) for a time, but on balance progress invariably leads to more, but at times very different, workers. One need look no further than the wheel to see this phenomenon. Love AI or hate it, but it’s coming, and those individuals, companies, and societies that best adapt will flourish. Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. Previous articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: May 17 – May 23Next articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Now is time for action, not talk admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 By admin – May 27, 2018 Local NewsBusiness PERRYMAN: Economic (R)Evolution Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionCreamy Fruit SaladTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay
Twitter By Tommie Lee – April 16, 2021 0 186 IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp (“Court Gavel” by Best Law, Public Domain) A Niles man has been sentenced to 46 months in the accidental shooting of a 9 year-old boy.Demetrious Barnett, 23, will spend just under four years in prison with one year supervised release for the death of Tre-Von Barnett. He pleaded guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.The child died after he was playing with a gun with other children at a home in South Bend in August of 2020. Pinterest Niles man sentenced in death of a child WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMore Conditions to Consider than Soil Moisture, Corn Seed DepthNext articlePlanting Forecast: Cooler Temps Remain, Chances of Precipitation Increase Tommie Lee Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter
Last summer I met Tom, a bright-eyed and talkative 12-year-old who had an opinion about simply everything. He loved Michael Jackson and would frequently hijack my laptop to watch his music videos, singing along and enraptured with M.J.’s performance. Our communication was a mixture of simple Mandarin and flailing hand gestures and charades, since he did not speak English, and my Mandarin was limited. Throughout the summer, though, we were able to learn from one another (my Mandarin improved, and he picked up English idioms, his favorite being “bird brain”). Tom was a “regular” energetic boy. Unlike most, though, he was growing up in an orphanage.As a freshman, I became involved with Harvard China Care, a student group that works to improve the lives of Chinese orphans one child at a time. After working toward this mission domestically for a year through fundraising, I had the opportunity to go to one of the orphanages and actually interact with the children I was trying to help.I spent two months living and working at an orphanage in Luoyang, China. I arrived with only a year’s training in Mandarin under my belt, unsure of what to expect. I had never traveled alone before, and I did not even particularly like playing with kids. Accordingly, I was shocked at how easy it was to connect with the children, and how quickly I found myself growing attached to them.My stay at the orphanage was a string of moments that reaffirmed my commitment to helping these children, all of whom had distinct personalities. Some were spunky, others were more reserved; some were athletic, others more intellectual; some were mischievous, others conscientious.I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the children were hopeful about their futures. One little boy wrote to us, “My name is Shanghua, and my greatest wish is for a kind, loving American family to adopt me.”While most of the children looked forward to bright futures, others realized they might not be as fortunate. Many of them were abandoned because of disabilities and health problems. Jane, who was in her late teenage years and had only one arm, read me a story she wrote about a sheepdog that took a herd of sheep out to pasture. When one of them fell into a ditch, the dog left it because the dog had to take care of all the other sheep. But later when he fell into a hole and the sheep helped save him, he realized that every life is important. Jane told me she came up with this story after she saw two men abandon a baby at the orphanage.In spite of solemn moments like this one, at the end of the day the children were still just children. Jane would ask for advice about what to say to a boy she had a crush on. Tom, always vigilant against mushy moments, would cover his eyes during love scenes of movies. Although the children are orphans, that is not all they are, and most of them did not let that label define their identities.There is one moment I always find myself reflecting upon. During a typical hot and muggy day at the orphanage, a girl named Susan saw my laptop and asked if we could use it together. I ended up acting as a translator while she sat on my lap and video-chatted with one of my friends. Eventually, she lost interest in talking to my friend and refocused her attention on me. She turned to me and said, “Wo ai ni” (“I love you”), and kissed me on the cheek. Not a minute later, she turned back to the laptop and told my friend that he was handsome but looked like a monkey.Moments like these, however brief, are what have stayed with me. They remind me that my actions can have an impact, however small it may ultimately prove. Having glimpsed the interplay between social policy and health, my experience at the orphanage inspired me to pursue public health policy academically upon returning to Harvard.To learn more about Harvard China Care or to make a donation.
U.K. government okays country’s largest battery storage project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the UK has given the green light to the country’s biggest ever battery storage project.InterGen has gained planning permission for a 320MW/640MWh lithium-ion battery site at DP World London Gateway, a new port and logistics centre on the Thames Estuary in Essex, south-east England. The £200 million (US$267 million) project will also have the potential for further expanding, as far as 1.3GWh.Fluence is providing the technology for the site, having worked in partnership with InterGen for the past two years following a competitive tender process. The companies initially signed an exclusivity agreement for another project at Spalding, which was since been extended to the Gateway project.According to the company, this puts it at 10 times the size of the largest battery currently operating in the UK. Indeed, it will dwarf the UK’s biggest active project so far, the 50MW/75MWh Thurcroft battery storage site in South Yorkshire, which was recently acquired by stock exchange listed specialist fund Gresham House Energy Storage.In terms of international context, the world’s largest battery project already under development is Vistra Energy’s Moss Landing project in California, which is permitted for an eventual 400MW/1,600MWh, to be built in phases. The world’s largest project in operation today is the Gateway project developed by LS Power, also in California. That project is currently at 230MW output and 230MWh capacity, as of August, with a further expansion to 250MW/250MWh already underway. Australian utility AGL recently said it is planning a 250MW battery storage project with up to 1,000MWh of capacity, while The Red Sea Development Company, developing a huge luxury resort in Saudi Arabia said last week that it plans to use 1,000MWh of battery storage to integrate local renewable energy resources.Construction of the DP World London Gateway is expected to get under way in 2022, and the battery to become operational in 2024. Additionally, InterGen is looking to develop another large scale battery project at its site in Spalding, Lincolnshire. This would be a 175MW/350MWh site, and planning permission is already in place. The Edinburgh-headquartered independent energy generator currently supplies around 5% of the UK’s generating capacity, with natural gas sites in Coryton in Essex (800MW), Spalding in Lincolnshire (1,250MW) and Rocksavage in Cheshire (810MW).[Molly Lempriere]More: U.K.’s largest battery storage project at 640MWh gets go ahead from government
Two days after playing to thousands of screaming fans at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, two of the Jonas Brothers and a fellow musician experienced a real hazard as they were playing golf at Turnberry Golf Club in Aventura. A flying bullet whizzed by the musicians while the were teeing off, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.But Turnberry tried to downplay the event, saying it could be someone shooting at ducks with a BB or pellet gun, the source said.Kevin, Nick and McGraw don’t believe they were targeted, but they are concerned for other golfers’ safety No one was hurt, but while filing a police report the musicians were told that a similar incident happened earlier in the day as well as a few weeks ago.Aventura police told the Daily Mail the incidents are being taken seriously and investigators think the pop sound was that of a pellet or BB gun that someone from a nearby condominium was using to shoot at ducks in a pond at the golf course.Jordan McGraw is currently on tour with The Jonas Brothers
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John Calipari Brought His Daughter To The NBA All-Star Game, And She Is Having A Blast Photobombing Him
Kentucky head coach John Calipari, of course, is on-hand at the NBA All-Star Game tonight to cheer on a few of his former players. But it looks like he’s also brought his daughter Erin along for the experience. She seems to be having a grand old time too, for other reasons than just the game.Calipari, who is clearly a bit bored, claims that she’s been photobombing her father all day. The irony? She’s worried about embarrassing him.W/ @UKCoachCalipari standing far enough away that I don’t have to talk to anyone but close enough that he can’t forget I’m here and leave me— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015Every once in awhile he’ll introduce me to someone and then wait to see what I say. Pretty sure he’s thinking “you better not embarrass me”— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015If you’ve taken any selfies with @UKCoachCalipari today better check the background. Yup.That’s me making that weird face. You’re welcome— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015You think I’m kidding. I have this down to a science. About 6ft away is perfect. pic.twitter.com/hb8fzy0CjQ— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015We can’t wait to see if any of these supposed photos pop up. Most people never get a chance to get the best of Coach Cal.
National Bank of Canada says a website error may have exposed the personal information of nearly 400 of its customers, including their names, birthdates, phone number and email address.The Canadian lender says in a statement the problem related to an electronic form on its website and did not expose clients’ banking information, social insurance numbers or addresses.The bank says a customer filling out an online form to make a branch appointment may have been able to see the data entered by a previous user.National Bank says it was notified earlier this week about the problem, which lasted a few days.The lender adds the incident was the result of human error while setting up the online form, and was resolved immediately.The bank is contacting the nearly 400 potentially-affected customers to offer free credit monitoring.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – On Saturday, December 8 at 7:48 AM, Dawson Creek RCMP were called to the parking lot of the Pouce Pub (Hart Hotel) for a man laying down.The adult male was unresponsive and taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.RCMP say the death appears to be suspicious in nature and police are looking to the public for information. The police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk. Anyone who was a patron at the Pouce Pub on Friday, December 7 and into Saturday, December 8, is asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250 784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.
Meknes- King Mohammed VI launched Saturday in Meknes, the 16th National Solidarity Campaign, a royal initiative that illustrates the commitment of the Sovereign to the promotion of the noble humanitarian, civilizational and religious values of the Kingdom.Under the chairmanship of the King who established, since his accession to the throne, social work as a national priority, this campaign has become an annual event meant to strengthen the Moroccan social fabric. The campaign, held on November 9- 17 by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, under the motto “United to help the poor,” also stems from the will of HM the King to foster the culture of solidarity among all Moroccans, offering them the opportunity to renew their attachment to their civic values by contributing for the benefit of millions of poor people across the Kingdom. The solidarity campaign is designed to raise funds to finance social projects and implement action plans that have steadily evolved over the years to meet the needs of the target populations.On this occasion, the King inaugurated a building trades training center, a project that meets the qualification requirements of youth in the region of Meknes-Tafilalet, and which is in line with the Action Plan of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, which places a special interest in youth training as a the best tool for youth social and professional integration.The Training Centre of Meknes aims to promote youth employability through providing training in building trades and public works, and will be an engine for development and promotion of the construction sector in the region.The center provides training to 1,000 students in the field of electricity, construction, aluminum, plumbing, painting, glazing, facades coating. The center also includes a laboratory of civil engineering, and drawing, computer rooms, as well as workshops for practical masonry, a learning resources area, a trainers’ lounge, and a store.Worth around 19.5 million dirhams, the new facility is jointly funded by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity (5 MDH), the Office of Vocational Training and Job Promotion (8 MDH), the Meknes City Council (2.5 MDH), the National Initiative for Human Development (2.5 MDH), and the Provincial Council (1.5 MDH).After visiting different areas in the new facility, the King handed over support checks of 3,240 million dirhams to 25 associations and co-ops, mainly in the region of Meknes –Tafilalet.