Van Zyl: You don’t say no to Saracens

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Dispatches from #SHRM14 Day Two: Keynotes, Conversations & Cultural Sensitivity?

first_imgThe second day of large conferences has always been my favorite day. Everything is still fresh and new, the speakers are excited, and the attendees are excited… well let me rephrase that, the attendees are excited until they realize that their next session is across the convention center.Day two here at #SHRM14 was another excellent day. One of the more innovative things that I’ve seen this year is the programming in the “Connection Zone”. While this idea and iteration is not new (the last two conferences in Atlanta and Chicago had “The Hive”) it’s great to see and hear some fresh voices and ideas and to see individuals get some stage time.Finally, I’m trying to get over a quote that Tuesday’s Keynote speaker Mr. Thomas Friedman. His quote got reworked to be a bit more “twitter friendly” and it didn’t sit well with me. His original quote “Think like a new immigrant; stay hungry” is innocuous when read in its original form. The quote that’s causing me angst is the one that’s being passed around it is simply “Think like an immigrant”Let’s pretend we’re not in a state where immigration is a pretty big deal, hell let’s pretend we’re not at an HR conference (with international attendees), can someone share with me just how “immigrant’s” think? Do they think different? How do I know if someone is an immigrant? Do they have a….. See what I mean? See how ridiculous and culturally insensitive the quote appears.It’s hard to hear quotes like “HR must exercise expertise and influence” at the conference and see an internet meme that starts with the line “Think Like an Immigrant” .Let’s see if we can “Transform” our thinking to something a bit more culturally sensitive…To read the original blog post, please click here.last_img read more

Howard criticises Afro-Asian bloc for ICC leadership snub

first_imgFormer Australian prime minister John Howard on Wednesday hit out at the Afro-Asian members of the International Cricket Council for not disclosing the reason why they rejected his candidature for the ICC vice-president’s post.Howard’s ambition to head the International Cricket Council after India’s Sharad Pawar was thwarted by the powerful Afro-Asian bloc at an ICC Executive Board meeting in Singapore on Wednesday.”Those who’ve indicated they don’t support it have not given a reason. Even in private discussions, they’re very reluctant to give a particular reason. It’s certainly an unusual situation because I haven’t been told, nor have the representatives of Cricket Australia been told, why this attitude at this stage should be as it is,” he said.”My nomination went forward with the full support of both Australia and New Zealand and I’m disappointed at the outcome. I wanted to do this job, I felt I could do it well and I would have devoted my full time to it,” Howard was quoted as saying by the ‘Sky News’.Howard said if his candidature was rejected because of his past link with politics, it would set a “bad precedent”.”That’s not been said although it’s been widely speculated. If it was in some way based on past political positions, well that’s a very bad precedent to be establishing,” he said.Howard’s tough stance against Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and past criticism of Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan were believed to be the key factors behind ICC’s decision.But a defiant Howard said he would wear it as a “badge of honour” if African members rejected him because of his hardline stance against Zimbabwe President Mugabe while in office.advertisement”I wear the criticism as a badge of honour. I don’t apologise in any way for the criticism I offered of the Mugabe regime. If it was in some way based on past political positions, well that’s a very bad precedent to be establishing for the ICC,” he said.”I’m out of politics. I don’t have any political agenda internationally other than of course promoting good relations between Australia and our long-term friends, many of which are cricket-playing nations in both Asia and Africa.last_img read more

BAHAMAS American woman drowns in Berry Islands Police investigating

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 30, 2017 – Berry Islands – An American woman died on Sunday while swimming in waters of Great Sturrup Cay in the Berry Islands.  The woman became unconscious while enjoying a swim with family, she was taken to shore and despite CPR, she was declared dead by a doctor.   There is an autopsy to come for an exact cause of death, police say they are investigating.  A Sunday armed robbery around 1pm in Nassau has Police on the hunt for two males responsible for the crime at a web shop on Cowpen Road.  The duo robbed the cashier and sped away in a silver colored car. #MagneticMediaNews#americanwomandrownsinBerryIslands Related Items:#americanwomandrownsinBerryIslands, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more