F1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity

first_imgLast Updated: 21st June, 2020 19:33 IST F1 Star Hamilton To Set Up Commission To Increase Diversity Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport. FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.The Mercedes driver said the aim of the Hamilton Commission would be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times, Hamilton said it would be a research partnership dedicated to exploring how motorsport can be used as a vehicle to “engage more young people from Black backgrounds with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and, ultimately, employ them on our teams or in other engineering sectors.”“I’ve been fighting the stigma of racism throughout my racing career — from kids throwing things at me while karting, to being taunted by fans in black face at a 2007 grand prix, one of my first Formula One races,” he wrote.“I’m used to being one of very few people of color on my teams and, more than that, I’m used to the idea that no one will speak up for me when I face racism, because no one personally feels or understands my experience.”Hamilton, who is the only Black world champion in F1, has spoken widely about racism after saying he was left feeling “so much anger, sadness and disbelief” following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.He wrote in the paper that the “institutional barriers that have kept F1 highly exclusive persist,” adding that the thousands of people employed in motorsport need to be more representative of society.“Winning championships is great, but I want to be remembered for my work creating a more equal society through education”, he added center_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 21st June, 2020 19:33 IST COMMENT Written Bylast_img read more

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July 2017 User Experience and Web Professional Events

first_imgWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events.That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web professionals events for southeast Michigan. An agile project management workshop, learning about the emotional life of Internet things, and professional headshots are a few of the events you’ll discover in the July 2017 event calendar.While I don’t attend every event on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. I’d love to meet you. When you see me, stop by and say hi!The Emotional Life of Internet ThingsDate: July 10, 2017 at 6:30pmLocation: School of Information at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to the School of Information)Cost: $10, pre-registration requiredI’m excited that the Michigan chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (Michigan UXPA) has returned, launching their first event with special guest Pam Pavliscak speaking about our emotional relationship with our Internet things.While the event has sold out, a waitlist is available. Workshop: How to Test AnythingDate: July 12, 2017 at 6:00pmLocation: Midtown Detroit, MichiganCost: $25, pre-registration requiredLearn to test anything at the Detroit User Experience interactive workshop. Jodi Bollaert leads the workshop, where you’ll gets hands on with research to help you plan the strategy and design of your product or service. Drinks x Design: Architecture & Urban PlanningDate: July 13, 2017 at 5:30pmLocation: Artist Village Detroit in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Artist Village Detroit)Cost: free, pre-registration requiredFor their July event, Drinks x Design will host a celebration of architecture and urban planning, with displays from architects and community organizations working to enhance the quality of life and economic opportunity in Detroit.Meet new people, make connections, promote your creative endeavors, and learn about other projects in the Detroit community.Professional Headshots in Ann ArborDate: July 15, 2017, 8:00am to 10:00amLocation: Island Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to Island Park)Cost: $30, pre-registration requiredLadies That UX Detroit is offering Ann Arbor area members the chance to get a professional headshot from local photographer, Aparna Bankston. She’ll spend 10 minutes with you to take traditional headshots and full body shots. You’ll receive five digitally edited headshots, both high resolution and resized copies of the five photos. Professional Headshots in DetroitDate: July 16, 2017, 7:000pm to 10:00pmLocation: Scott Memorial Fountain at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Belle Isle State Park)Cost: $30, pre-registration requiredLike the Ann Arbor area members, the Detroit area members of Ladies That UX Detroit have the opportunity to get a professional headshot from local photographer, Aparna Bankston. She’ll spend 10 minutes with you to take traditional headshots and full body shots. You’ll receive five digitally edited headshots, both high resolution and resized copies of the five photos. Agile Project Management WorkshopDate: July 25, 2017 and July 27, 2017, from 6:00pm to 8:00pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $75, pre-registration requiredWondering what agile project management is all about? Learn about the different agile frameworks (Scrum and Kanban), project planning, estimation methods, and forecasting techniques in this two-day workshop with Ryan McCann.Share EventsIt’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. Do you know of any metro Detroit events not on the list? Share them in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedMichigan UXPA Launches July 10: The Emotional Life of Internet Things with Pam PavliscakThe Michigan chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (Michigan UXPA) is launching their first event with special guest Pam Pavliscak, speaking about our emotional relationship with our Internet things. On July 10, 2017, Pavliscak will discuss our emotional interactions with technology, how our technology knows what we do, but…In “Technology”April 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and…In “Calendar”July 2016 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan and northwestern Ohio? If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find…In “Calendar”last_img read more

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Coming together to be competitive

first_imgBrand South Africa convenes high level forum to develop integrated approach to building South Africa’s competitivenessJohannesburg, Monday 21 October 2013 –To build confidence in our future and realise the vision of our National Development Plan, we need to position South Africa as a dynamic competitor in the global marketplace.Competitive companies not only offer great products and services, they brand and market their offerings competitively.How do we do that as a country?What do we need to do make the nation’s logo a symbol as potently positive in the responses it generates of as, say, Apple’s Apple?What are the sources of South Africa’s competitiveness? Where do we have a competitive edge? What stands in the way of our reaching our full potential?To what extent are we being held back by negative perceptions, to what extent by negative realities?What can we fix with better marketing and reputation management? What can only be fixed with better policies, implementation and delivery? What are the roles of government, the private sector, civil society and media?To consider these questions and help build consensus around answers, Brand South Africa is convening the first ever SA Competitiveness Forum.The Forum will bring together leaders from all sectors of society who collectively help determine our place in global minds and markets and our ranking in influential global indices.Participants will look at how South Africa stacks up against the world under five themes and consider what needs to be done to raise the nation’s game, both from a delivery and a perceptions perspective.The five themes are:Education skills and labourManufacturing and related industryGovernance and leadershipInfrastructureFDI attractivenessThe Forum will also look at how the talent, skills, knowledge and influence of South Africa’s diaspora, which Brand SA is working to connect and mobilise through its Global South Africans initiative, can be harnessed in support of the country’s value proposition.From the discussions will flow a better understanding, backed by specific recommendations and action items, of how all South Africans, at every level can play a part in making our country a truly competitive nation brand.Partners in this inaugural Brand South Africa initiative include: Deloitte, the International Women’s Forum (SA), the Reputation Institute, Manufacturing Circle, the Department of Trade and Industry, Proudly South Africa, the National Planning Commission, WITS Business School and PMR Africa.Citizens wishing to attend this conference should register online at: http://www.brandsouthafrica.com/projects/sa-competitiveness-forum/sacf-registration.  Only 200 citizens will have the opportunity to be part of this historic Conference that will be a watershed in our country’s growth path.Note to EditorsInternational Women’s Forum (SA)The International Women’s Forum (IWF) is a global organisation of preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement who come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, enrich lives, provide a network of support and exert influence. Through its Leadership Foundation, the IWF helps prepare future generations of women leaders. With forums throughout North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the IWF facilitates networking among women of achievement and promotes opportunities for women in leadership. Founded in 1982 in the United States, the IWF has grown across five continents into 26 nations and 60 affiliated forum locations and currently has a membership of over 5 000 women leaders.  The International Women’s Forum of South Africa (IWFSA) was established in 2000. IWFSA currently has some 70 members drawn from government, business, the sciences, the arts and numerous other areas.Reputation InstituteReputation Institute is a leading reputation-based advisory firm, founded in 1997.  The most prominent management tool is the RepTrak model for analysing the reputations of companies and institutions – best known via the Forbes-published Global RepTrak 100, the world’s largest study of corporate reputations.DeloitteUnder the Deloitte brand, around 200,000 professionals in independent firms globally, collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services to selected clients. Deloitte is one of Africa’s leading professional services firms. It provides these services through nearly 3,800 people in 9 offices in South Africa and 17 cities in Southern Africa. Deloitte is the South African member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte aims to drive economic growth, capitalise on business opportunities and respond productively to challenges. Through its business, it supports the creation of a sustainable and prosperous society.Manufacturing CircleThe Manufacturing Circle was formed in 2008. It interacts with government and other stakeholders in order to review, debate and help formulate policies which will have a positive impact on South Africa’s manufacturing base. The Manufacturing Circle is made up of a number of South Africa’s leading medium to large manufacturing companies from a wide range of industries. Some of the members are leading South African exporters of manufactured goods to markets around the globe, others are locally based and locally focused companies competing with the best in the world. There is one common denominator among them and that is a passion for manufacturing, coupled with a fervent belief that for South Africa to be economically strong, its manufacturing sector must be strong. A strong and developing manufacturing sector will drive the creation of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in the South African economy.Department of Trade and IndustryThe Department of Trade and Industry is headed by Minister Rob Davies. The Department aims to facilitate transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation.Proudly South AfricanFirst conceived at the Presidential Job Summit in 1998, the Proudly South African Campaign was born out of socio-economic necessity to create jobs, under the leadership of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela. Through the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), the Proudly South African Campaign was launched in 2001 and supported by Government, Organised Business (BUSA), Organised Labour and Organised Community.The Proudly South African “buy local” campaign encourages the nation to buy local products and make use of local services, in an effort to stimulate the local economy and help create jobs. Proudly SA also promotes national pride, patriotism and social cohesion. When consumers buy locally produced products and support local service providers, the local economy is stimulated and sustainable job opportunities are created. By supporting local producers and manufacturers (by buying goods which carry the Proudly South African logo or a ‘Made in South Africa’ label) each and every South African can contribute towards creating a bigger demand for home grown products and services; stimulating South Africa’s economic growth; helping to prevent job losses and helping to create job opportunities.National Planning CommissionThe National Planning Commission is chaired by the Minister in the Presidency for National Planning, Trevor Manuel. The NPC is responsible for developing a long-term vision and strategic plan for South Africa. It will also advise on cross-cutting issues that impact on South Africa’s long-term development. The NPC’s mandate is to take a broad, cross-cutting, independent and critical view of SA, to help define the country we seek to achieve by 2030 and to map out a path to achieve those objectives. The Commission has produced the National Development Plan, which is the blueprint for a successful South Africa. The establishment of the NPC is government’s promise to its citizens that it is building a state that will grow the economy, reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of all citizens.PMR AfricaPMR Africa offers consulting, research and risk management services. The PMR Africa national survey measures ‘excellence’ according to eleven attributes, which include customer service, BEE, social responsibility and sustainable development. Its questionnaires are developed with the input of key role-players in the specific industries. PMR also generates country profiles, with information on nations’ economic and social standing and puts together community profiles. These community surveys and the collection of data on local dynamics constitute a vital source of information. The purpose of this survey is to strengthen the strategies of communities, as well as to empower communities.Wits Business SchoolThe Wits Business School mission is to establish and maintain excellence in scholarship in business and management education, through the promotion of research and teaching in the various business and management disciplines. WBS has a strong reputation as a leading business school provider of MBA and other Masters business degree courses, and an extensive range of short-course executive education, leadership development, and corporate learning options. As one of the leading business schools in South Africa, its terrain of knowledge and activity is local, African, and international. WBS academic faculty is drawn from a number of nationalities including Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ireland, USA and Madagascar. Approximately half of its academic fulltime staff is non-South African. The visiting faculty is primarily based in the United States, and it has representation from several other countries.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] Endslast_img read more

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Facebook is removing 20 outdated, redundant ad metrics; adding methodology labels

first_imgFacebook is removing 20 outdated, redundant ad metrics; adding methodology labelsYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Facebook has made several changes to how and what advertising metrics it reports in an effort to improve transparency and clear up advertiser confusion.The changes come after the company admitted a series of measurement problems in a span of nearly two years and has heard from advertisers that they want more clarity around how its metrics are calculated.Removing reporting metricsAmong the announcements made Thursday is the removal of roughly 20 reporting metrics that the social networks says were either redundant, outdated, not actionable or rarely used.Facebook has provided a full list of these metrics along with reason for removal and suggested metrics to look at instead.For example, the Button Clicks metric is on the chopping block. Facebook explains:The Button Clicks metric shows the number of times people clicked the call-to-action button on your ad. Button Clicks is redundant because these clicks are also either reflected in the Link Clicks metric or other distinct metrics like the Event Responses metric and the Offers Saved metric. We recommend using Link Clicks, Event Responses or Offers Saved instead of Button Clicks.The metric clean up will occur at some point in July.Metric labelsTo add more clarity about how metrics are calculated, some metrics will be explicitly labeled “estimated” and/or “in development”.Metrics labeled as “estimated” are calculated using data modeling or sampling. While that’s not a new concept for marketers, not having the metrics clearly labeled as being estimates has caused confusion, Facebook found.From the blog post:These types of metrics are helpful because they can provide insights for outcomes that may be hard to precisely measure, such as the estimated ad recall lift or the number of unique people your campaign reached. These metrics are meant to provide directional insights into the value of your marketing results and can factor into your businesses’ strategic planning.Metrics labeled as “in development” are being tested or rolling, which means their results may change as Facebook adjusts the methodologies used in these metrics.New metrics are often developed for new ad features. Facebook says that new metrics are typically in development for 60 days, though sometimes longer.Advertisers won’t get any notifications if Facebook fixes errors, bugs or makes changes to metrics labeled as “in development”.Measurement trainingFacebook is launching a program called “Measure What Matters” in March to help marketers learn more about measurement principles. One track will offer programming for branding oriented campaigns and another will focus on measurement for direct response campaigns.The programming will be offered on the Facebook Business website and on Facebook Live and in-person events.From our sponsors: Facebook is removing 20 outdated, redundant ad metrics; adding methodology labels Posted on 23rd February 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingFacebook is removing 20 outdated, redundant ad metrics; adding methodology labelslast_img read more

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“SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH”

first_imgAnother weekly round up of the news in Touch footy from around Australia and the world… * The countdown continues for the NTL, in one week’s time we’ll be hitting the road for the trip to Coffs Harbour. It’s going to be big with a record number of teams and the introduction of permits such as the ACT competing on their own for the first time, sure to add more to the competition. And did we mention the band playing at the functions??? Xparte…the band Aussie Mens Open coach Tony Trad rocks around with have agreed to perform at both the Opens and Seniors functions…no doubt they will draw the crowds and give us the best closing functions we’ve had yet! Make sure you don’t miss them! * An updated draft draw was loaded onto the website on Thursday, so make sure you’ve checked it out and whether there have been any changes for your side. * Today is officially the last day of summer! * The news is out and about that Kevin Thompson has been appointed as the new CEO for Australian Touch. We look forward to working with him and he’ll kicking off in the position by working with retiring CEO Bill Ker for the next few months. He’ll be attending the `Our Sporting Future’ conference and Australian Sports Awards in Sydney this week with other ATA officials and will then travel down to the NTL in Coffs Harbour. * All players interested in the Seniors tour: Please note that there is a memo on the website and also other links for nomination forms and selection policies, make sure you have a read so you are aware of all of the information and criteria. The story is on the ATA homepage. Please also remember you will be ineligible for selection if you do not tick your team registration form in the appropriate place prior to the start of competition. * Some Touch news out of Western Australia: Former National Men’s Coach Peter McNeven has been in WA for the past week visiting teams and coaches ahead of this weekend’s WA State Championships. “Macca” and WA State Development Manager Matt Bamford have visited a number of metropolitan clubs, as well as Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Geraldton. In all of these areas, coaches have been given the opportunity to attend coaching workshops. It’s also been a chance for further media exposure for the sport, with Peter and Matt interviewed for television and newspaper stories, and a live broadcast with ABC Radio. In the week ahead, the two will be in Broome and a number of metro clubs before Peter provides coaching evaluations during the State Championships. * The squads for the upcoming 2005 NSW U/14 & U/16 Regional Championships have been announced with the tournament taking place on the 2nd & 3rd of April at The Kingsway Playing Fields, The Kingsway Werrington (Penrith Touch Association Playing Fields). For team listings for the Hornets, Rebels, Suns, Mets, Eagles and Scorpions please see www.nswtouch.com.au * The Hot Spots program is helping another affiliate get off the ground…Macquarie University Touch have received their referees shirts and Touch balls and had several advertisements in local newspapers, with their competition beginning in mid-March. If you know of a new affiliate that’s just joining up or just beginning contact Rachel Moyle at [email protected] because the Hot Spots program could provide very beneficial assistance to getting up and running or building player numbers. * Touch SA have been making an impact on Adelaide’s major newspaper with the lead up to the NTL…check out the following story: TOUCH SA ARTICLE * Touch Victoria is looking for AusTouch leaders, it’s a great opportunity to further the development of our Junior players and the sport in general, check out the following link for all the info: AUSTOUCH LEADERS WANTED * Remember, in the lead up to the NTL there’s plenty of opportunity for local and regional media coverage. If you need someone to write you a press release or contact your local newspaper or media outlet, talk to Rachel at the ATA office on (02) 6285 2703 or email [email protected] By Rachel Moyle [email protected]last_img
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10 months agoGuardiola: Man City a better team than last season

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Guardiola: Man City a better team than last seasonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is adamant they’re a better team than last season.Champions City are involved in a tight title race with Liverpool this season, but Guardiola thinks his side have improved from a year ago. “In little details we are better than last season, which is normal because we have more time together,” he told Sky Sports.Asked how City have improved, Guardiola added: “Our process, our build-ups, our high pressing we can use different movements, we have more alternatives to defend into attack and we are more solid when we defend deeper.”Guardiola also revealed what impressed him most about his side’s title-winning season.”It was our consistency,” he added. Of course we dropped points, that happens, but after that we were always there, which was the most remarkable thing and what I give the most importance.”Winning cups or the Champions League that’s six or seven games where you have to be good, but in the Premier League it can be every three days, which is why it’s the title I like the most.” last_img read more

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3 days agoBarcelona prepared to offload midfield trio

first_imgBarcelona prepared to offload midfield trioby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are prepared to let Ivan Rakitic, Carles Alena and Riqui Puig leave in January.The trio have been rarely used by manager Ernesto Valverde due to the sheer number of options he has in midfield, with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Arthur his preferred trio.Arturo Vidal and Sergi Roberto are also ahead of them in the pecking order.Sport says they could all take up options to move elsewhere in the winter window. Rakitic would prefer a move to Italy or France over a switch to Manchester United in January.Spurs and Real Betis want to sign Alena on loan, while Puig could stay if they both leave. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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12 hours agoRoma coach Paulo Fonseca: My players are devastaetd

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma coach Paulo Fonseca: My players are devastaetdby Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma coach Paulo Fonseca admits his players are stunned after their 1-1 draw with Europa League opponents Borussia Monchengladbach.Nicolò Zaniolo had Roma in front with a header, but deep into stoppages the referee awarded a penalty in the Europa League match for handball, even though it clearly hit Chris Smalling in the face.“It is difficult to accept a decision like that,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.“All the players are devastated. We faced the Bundesliga leaders and were in constant control of the game, despite the difficulties. It’s really hard to accept this, we deserved a different result.”Fonseca played centre-back Gianluca Mancini in midfield on the night.“He’s a fighter and a good player. He’d never played in that position, so it wasn’t easy, but he did very well. We’ll see if he plays there against Milan at the weekend, the truth is we don’t have many options.“If Edin Dzeko can’t play, then I may as well go upfront! I think Zaniolo is the only possibility, even if it’s not his position.” last_img read more

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Flipkart onboards 27K kirana shops to strengthen last mile delivery

first_imgNew Delhi: Walmart-owned Flipkart on Monday said it has onboarded nearly 27,000 ‘kirana’ shops across 700 cities to strengthen its pan-India supply chain ahead of the upcoming festive season. This will further strengthen and personalise e-commerce experience for its existing 160 million customers, help deepen its reach to newer geographies and consumers and support ‘kiranas’ by enhancing their income, a statement said. It will also help reach out to millions of new consumers during the upcoming festive event, The Big Billion Days, it added.last_img read more

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