Elon Musk and the curious puzzle he poses to work on Space-X

first_imgWe talk about someone responsible for two of the most important companies in the worldIn the history of Elon Musk there are millions of interviews that he himself has made ‘You are out of the project, I will manage two companies and do your job.’ Those will be the words that you will hear from Elon in case you decide to explain that you are not going to arrive in time for a project or that you see no way to reduce the price of a product for marketing. The curious thing about this issue, as Ashlee Vance points out in Elon’s biography, is that if Musk really decides to take charge of those projects, he ends up achieving the proposed objective.A riddle that could open the doors of your companyIn Elon Musk’s history there are millions of interviews that he himself has made for the first Space-X employees. As stated in the biography of the businessman, Elon will attend these job interviews without any problem but during the same ones he may be dedicating himself to perform other tasks, from answering an email, to doing the same with a call. Of course, be sure that nothing you manage to get their attention or turn to you, you are sentenced to solve a puzzle. An enigma that, if overcome, could open the doors of your company. ‘You are on the surface of the Earth. You walk a mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You just exactly where you started. Where are you?’. This is the riddle that Musk poses to his potential future employees. While the logical answer may be the North Pole, there is another second place where you could find yourself. The South Pole. The entrepreneur is known for projects such as Tesla and Space-X, two of the most promising companies for the future. Although he is considered something eccentric and with some hobbies he does not hesitate to hide as his passion for video games, Elon Musk hides another facet that not everyone may know. A boss who certainly doesn’t like certain kinds of attitudes.But, before getting fully into the central theme and that riddle that could make you work in Space-X, let’s learn a little more about how Elon Musk is in his role as boss. We are talking about someone responsible for two of the most important companies in the world in terms of technology. Of course, Musk has a peculiarity that is not willing to endure among its employees: negativity. center_img Image: Reuterslast_img

Nzeusseu channels LeBron as he wills Jawbreakers to D-League crown

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Nzeusseu, the Jawbreakers’ Cinderella run from sixth seed to the to  is a testament to Robinson’s never-ending lessons to his squad.“It thought us how to stay together. Majority of the conference, we were down before getting back up,” he said.The Jawbreakers found themselves again down by as much as 14 in the third quarter with the Revellers seemingly ready to run away with the title.But Zark’s-Lyceum slowly and surely chipped its way back as the team went to  Nzeusseu, who contributed in the team’s telling 21-4 turnaround and scored 14 in the fourth period to snare the title.“It was a very intense game. We had to play together and help each other to overcome things,” he said.  “At the end of the day, we just wanted go and enjoy the game. That’s why in the second half, coach Topex told us to forget the outcome of the game and just go out there and enjoy.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Underdog mentality fuels Zark’s-Lyceum’s Cinderella run 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 “Mike is LeBron James. That’s what he told us he is,” bared coach Topex Robinson. “He believes in himself. I want him to be a dominant force down there and he’s really an MVP for me. He just keeps on playing and he’s confident.”The Cameroonian big man said that he takes inspiration from the four-time NBA MVP, who has proven that he can carry his team by sheer will.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I like LeBron James. Watching him during the first round of the NBA playoffs and doing whatever it takes, that was my mentality heading into the game. Whatever it takes to get the win because no one will ever give it to us.”Nzeusseu lived up to his words and served as Zark’s Burger-Lyceum’s anchor down low, pouring 28 points and 18 boards in the team’s 92-82 Game 3 victory over Che’Lu-San Sebastian to win the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES With the title in the bag, Nzeusseu believes that this PBA D-League campaign better prepared his side for the upcoming collegiate season with Lyceum looking to achieve what they failed to do in the NCAA last year — win the crown.“Definitely, this is going to help us. The teams here are tougher compared to the NCAA, so we kind of got used to the physical game here,” he said. “It will only make us tougher.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYou can call it confidence or arrogance, but Mike Nzeusseu truly believes that he’s good enough to help his team win championships.So much so that he tells his teammates to look at him at the same stature as one NBA superstar.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img

MFDP Official Resigns Amid Internal Audit

first_imgThe Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) says following the Commissioning of an internal audit of its State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Unit during the weekend, it has received a letter of resignation from the head of the SOE Unit, Mr. Siafa Chowo.The MFDP had earlier this week announced that Minister Boima Kamara commissioned the audit during the weekend following an alleged financial malpractice at the SOE Unit. The investigation is expected to last for a week after which, findings will be released to the general public. The Ministry, in a statement today, indicated that it totally rejects Mr. Chowo’s resignation in the middle of an audit, and is therefore requesting him to fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Lindeners promised development at Independence flag-raising ceremony

first_imgMinister within the Communities Ministry, Valerie Yearwood on Friday evening told residents of the mining town of Linden that a number of developmental projects were expected to come on stream aimed at boosting their lifestyles.The Minister made this comment as she addressed scores of people who gathered for the town’s annual flag-raising ceremony. Quoting the theme of the 2018 National Budget, she reiterated that “the journey to a good life continues” for people in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The Golden Arrowhead being hoisted at the stroke of midnightAccording to the Minister, two new schools will be constructed at Bamia along the Linden- Soesdyke Highway at an estimated cost of $133 million. “We’re going to be building a nursery school and a primary school at Bamia. So, those children on the Highway don’t have to come all this distance…,” she stated.Yearwood also outlined plans for the Linden-Lethem Road and the riverfront development. “Right here in Linden, there’s a plan that is currently being developed for our waterfront and I can tell you, in our 2018 Budget, upgrade of the Linden-Lethem Road and I believe we’re doing from Linden to Mabura, and the work has started…,” she added.The Minister further stated that over the last year, almost $200 million was spent to complete capital works in Region 10. “We have rehabilitation of bridges, schools, health facilities, roads, upgrade of drainage systems…In the coming months, we have road rehab works to be done – $76.5 million; $27.9 million upgrading our drainage system and others,” she added.Minister Yearwood also boasted of Government’s achievements in the Region; such as improved literacy while pointing to the more than 1000 teachers who have been trained.“Teenage mothers who dropped out of school, they are now reintegrated into the school system…,” the Minister stated while adding that the hot meal programme has been extended to over 172 schools.Minister Yearwood also noted Information Communication Technology (ICT) programmes were in all secondary schools. In relation to business, she pointed out that loans were available through the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN), which she noted has created over 5000 jobs.The Minister urged Lindeners to cooperate as they moved onto the positive path that was ahead. “…unless we embrace, unless we cooperate, we cannot win…Linden, there’s a beautiful journey ahead of us; Region 10, there’s a beautiful journey ahead of us, but we have to learn to travel together,” she said.“Each person, each group has to make the choice to come together for the good of all. We know that the journey that we embarked on in 2015 was never going to be an easy one. After all, life is complex and can be complicated at times…but we believe back then and still do believe now that it is possible…I’m talking about achieving the good life for all Guyanese,” the Minister highlighted.She related that the good life was about removing inequality and providing opportunities for every citizen.Also in attendance at the ceremony were Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes, Regional Chairman Renis Morian, and Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell.The evening was marked by the traditional march past by the Disciplined Forces, cultural presentations and the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead.last_img

1 confesses to killing biker

first_imgBagotstown murder…tells Police he wanted teen’s gunAs investigations into the murder of 23-year-old Patrick Matthew Fraser also called “White Boy”, who was shot and killed at Norton Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), continues, the police have arrested one man who has since confessed to the heinous crime.This was confirmed by a senior police officer who told Guyana Times that detectives are on the hunt for a second person who was implicated in the murder. Both the man in custody and the one on the run are known to the now dead young man.However, they were not a part of the group of men that Fraser was hanging out with on the night that he was killed.“The murder of the young man has been solved due to good investigative work by the police working on that case. The man in custody has already confessed and ranks are searching for the second suspect presently but it is good to note that they were not hanging out with Fraser when he was shot. In fact, they turned up at the location in search of Fraser because they knew that was his usual liming spot and they were looking for him that night,” the source stated.The police source further explained that Fraser and the men were not “at odds” but that the duo wanted a firearm that the now dead man would usually have in his possession.“They knew him well enough apparently to know that he [Fraser] had a gun that he is alleged to carry around on his person frequently. The thing is, from what we [police] know is that they wanted his gun, that is what they went there for, to get his gun. And it should be noted that this gun is an unlicensed firearm which meant it was illegally in his possession if he indeed carried one around.”Following the confession, the file will be sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) today for further advice.It is expected that the file will be returned to the police soon and the man will be hauled before the courts for the crime.On May 9, 2019, Fraser was shot twice to his body in the yard of a burnt house and was picked up by one of his friends and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.From earlier reports, the young man had frequented the area and had been seen hanging out at the location on numerous occasions. On the night of Fraser’s shooting, persons confirmed that they heard the sound of the gunshots and as they rushed to the scene, they saw the young man lying on the ground with blood oozing from his stomach.Initially, the police had stated that although the young man was shot twice, they only retrieved one .32 spent shell and one warhead. In addition, a pair of slippers and a bloodstained Polo hat were found at the scene.Patrick Matthew Fraserlast_img

LETTERKENNY TO GET NEW MANAGER TO GIVE TOWN CENTRE NEW LIFE

first_imgMain Street, Letterkenny has many vacant buildings.Letterkenny is to appoint a new ‘Town Manager’ in an attempt to breath new life into its ailing town centre.At present one in six properties in the town centre is empty because of the economic downturn.Now the town council and the local Chamber has put up the cash to create a new post in a bid to breath new life into the area. A ‘Town Team’ will also be appointed to back up the Town Manager.Local businessman Mark Bundschu said “If one or two more retailers open, confidence will grow. If one or two more close, confidence could plummet and we are all interested in revitalising our town”.He went on to say that “early discussions regarding the idea of forming a Town Team has been well received among the retail community in the traditional town centre area with everyone recognising that if we improve the product we will attract increased footfall.”The Town Council have vowed to work with all stakeholders in Letterkenny Town Centre and has agreed to match any funding raised privately. The first stage of the process will be to form a Town Team from representatives of the Council, Retailers, Hospitality, Vintners, Tourism, the Gardai and major employers in the Town.This body will elect a Chairman and very importantly hire a Town Centre Manager with a commercial focus who will work deliver on the initiative in 3 phases:Phase 1: Retail and Hospitality InvestmentOne of the first steps it to preparing an investment prospectus for the Town Centre, detailing the Properties available, the opportunity, and the deficiencies in the current mix of retail. This prospectus will act as a tool in the active recruitment of new tenants who will complement the existing retail offering.Phase 2: Citizen Engagement One of the key components of the initiative is getting the people of Letterkenny involved through opting-in to receive information about activities and offers in the Town Centre. There will be a Web-site and Facebook Page detailing what is happening in the Town and flyers will also be produced for hotels to give out to visitors.Phase 3: Making the Town Centre a more Attractive place to VisitThis will involve working with groups such as Tidy Towns and Council staff to ensure the Town Centre is well maintained and also having all stakeholders working together to ensure people feel safe and enjoy their experience when they visit the Town CentreGerard Grant, Letterkenny Chamber President who has supported this initiative from the beginning says the initiative will act as a mechanism to really work together to revitalise the town centre. “In particular the Town Centre Manager will be focused on ensuring the retail mix is optimised by taking a close look at the existing businesses and targeting retailers that can fill the gap. The support of the Council in bringing it to this stage has been vital and now we are seeking the support from retailers and others to ensure we maximise the funding opportunity.”Anyone looking for further information or who might be interested in applying for the position of Town Centre Manager should E-mail mark@easonletterkenny.ieLETTERKENNY TO GET NEW MANAGER TO GIVE TOWN CENTRE NEW LIFE was last modified: April 30th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:ChamberdonegalletterkennyTown Counciltown managerlast_img

Raiders vs. Packers: Five questions with opposing beat writer

first_imgFive questions with Matt Schneidman of The Athletic Wisconsin, who covers the Green Bay Packers and covered the Raiders for this news organization in 2017-18:1) From afar, it appears the Packers, while getting some great play from Aaron Rodgers, are intent under Matt LaFleur to play things a little closer to the vest in terms of balance and play-calling. Is that simply LaFleur’s style, or a sensible long-term plan to keep Rodgers healthy for 16 games?LaFleur’s offense is far less predicated …last_img

Worms Didn’t Evolve for 520 Million Years

first_imgJ.Y. Chen and team in China have found another Cambrian fossil that exhibits zero evolution for nearly the entire history of life.  The abstract from the Royal Society Proceedings: Biological Sciences1 reports the discovery of three kinds of sipunculan worm near the base of the Cambrian, which all “have striking similarities to modern sipunculans.”  These animals, also called peanut worms, have a “sausage-shaped body with a slender retractable introvert and a wider trunk,” and possess complex and distinctive “features, both external (e.g. perioral crown of tentacles, and hooks, papillae and wrinkle rings on the body surface) and internal (U-shaped gut, and the anus opening near the introvert-trunk junction).”  (See Reefkeeping.com for photo and diagram).  The discoverers conclude, “This study suggests that most typical features of extant sipunculans have undergone only limited changes since the Early Cambrian, thus indicating a possible evolutionary stasis over the past 520 Myr [millions of years].”1Di-Ying Huang, Jun-Yuan Chen, Jean Vannier and J.I. Saiz Salinas, “Early Cambrian sipunculan worms from southwest China,” Royal Society Proceedings: Biological Sciences, Volume 271, Number 1549 – August 22, 2004, 1671 – 1676; ISSN: 0962-8452 (Paper) 1471-2954 (Online); DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2004.2774.There’s a pattern here, but you have to take off the Darwin glasses to see it.  Darwin glasses cause an optical distortion of vertical parallel lines, making their bottoms appear to converge and connect.  Hard-core Darwinists cannot see without their glasses on.  When pressed to explain how parallel lines could meet, they invoke non-Euclidean biology across parallel universes (see 07/27/2004 headline).  With their glasses on, it’s obvious anyway and in no need of explanation.See also 07/29/2004 headline on the Cambrian explosion.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

Young South African town planner invited to present rural land development study in US

first_imgMthobisi Masinga, a young forward-thinking town and regional planner from Pretoria, has been invited to present his innovative research on rural land development to a high-level international city planning congress in the US. He is currently seeking sponsorship to represent South Africa at the event. Mthobisi Masinga, a South African town planner and researcher in the field of rural land development, wants to collaborate on finding modern solutions to rural land reform using lessons learnt from history. Masinga is seeking sponsorship to attend an international city planning congress in the US during October 2017 in order to present his findings. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonMasinga, a junior town and regional planner with Pretoria-based firm KENA Consult, will represent South Africa at the International Society for City and Regional Planners’ Annual Congress in Portland, Oregon, in October 2017. He has been invited to present a study on rural land use management and regulatory guidelines for South Africa.The study comes after his work in 2016 for the Limpopo province’s Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Policy/Bill and Regulations, with its principal aim of creating a partnership between traditional leadership in the province and local and municipal government spatial planning management.Work on the project included a collaboration between the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, the House of Traditional Leaders, and the Limpopo Office of the Premier.Masinga says the project constructively addresses the often sensitive nature of land reform, adding that “the project’s theme is to give power back to the people through activate citizenry participation, [and] the rights to the city movement and advocacy.” While the research gathered from Masinga’s work on the project can be easily applied to other regions in South Africa and the rest of the continent, it also has potential applications around the world, such as South America and Asia.Hence, his invitation to present his findings at the forthcoming international congress.Masinga is currently seeking private and industry sponsorship for the trip, hoping to be an ambassador for the South African spatial planning sector and boost the country’s international reputation for out-of-the-box thinking in the field of urban development and rural land reform.Masinga considers himself at heart an educator and anthropologist, researching and collaborating on innovative solutions to modern challenges through looking at the lessons learnt from history. He hopes that through networking at the congress event he may be able to bring more international collaborators on-board for future projects in South Africa.Basing his work in the principles of progression, reinvention and persistence, Masinga considers it his professional duty as an African, to help transform societal spaces into habitable places of tomorrow with equality for all through resources, economic development, services, and amenities.“At the current juncture in South Africa’s history, town and regional planning is a key profession in the rectification of the spatial and other imbalances in both urban and rural areas, as well as the improvement of inefficient and underperforming living environments,” Masinga says.“The challenge of planning lies in the fact that different interests and expectations for the future are often contradictory and conflict-ridden. A professional approach that combines sensitivity, analytical and strategic skills is hence required to handle the various political, social, spatial, environmental and economic issues at stake.”For more information on Masinga’s work in rural planning, and to get in touch with him regarding sponsorship and collaboration, find him on LinkedIn or contact him through the KENA Consult website. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img

9 months agoReal Madrid chief Butragueno on Isco: I won’t question Solari

first_imgReal Madrid chief Butragueno on Isco: I won’t question Solariby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno refused to comment on Isco’s situation after victory at Real Betis.Real coach Santiago Solari left the midfielder on the bench for the 2-1 win.”It’s a decision of Solari, I should not enter it,” replied Butragueno when asked about Isco.”A coach makes those decisions and belongs to his world, I insist, we should not enter.”On new signing Brahim Diaz, he added: “He’s a boy with a lot of personality, we have a lot of hope in him, we have to give him time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img