What does one need to become a member of the White House press corps? Good education, hard work, quick mind? None of that. It seems one needs to be a good conman. According to Politico, Kacey Montagu from White House News has worked as a White House reporter since at least last December, only this week it turned out that Kacey Montagu doesn't exist and that there is no such media outlet as White House News. This, however, did not prevent the swindler from asking the White House press secretary several questions that touched on a variety of issues from – what ambassadors the Biden administration plans to appoint, to coronavirus travel bans, to the president's reaction to the news that Microsoft users were hacked, Politico reported, citing screenshots of the emails and conversations with journalists and White House officials. How did Montagu fool everyone? According to Politico, a quick guide on becoming a (fake) White House reporter looks like this: Step #1: Gain followers … [Read more...] about Explained: How Jen Psaki Ended Up Answering Questions of Fictional Reporter for Months
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In this series, AsiaOne speaks to individuals who find themselves changing careers and steering their lives in a new direction, whether by choice or circumstance. Jon Yongfook Cockle did what many wouldn't at the peak of their career in 2018. Then 38, he quit his cushy job in Singapore as Aviva's Head of Digital Product & Design to bootstrap his own startup. He also set himself a formidable challenge: to launch one product every month for a year. By his own admission, his corporate career looked great on paper. He was drawing a good salary of about $15,000 a month and was also leading a great team. But something gnawed at him. The experienced software developer shared with AsiaOne that it was clear to him that he had "reached the peak of [his] career". "Any higher in rank and I would be looking at a much more political-style role where your job is more about influence and relationships rather than hands-on building stuff. "I'm really good at the latter, and terrible … [Read more...] about Man quits $15k Singapore job to build own startup, matches previous salary after 3-year grind
Source: Wikimedia Commons | Nobu Tamura People have long pondered what consciousness actually is. Consciousness seems very different from other biological functions—like some sort of nonmaterial essence within our heads. Thoughts and feelings seem ethereal, untethered from anything physical. Self-awareness seems like a phenomenon utterly divorced from anything that could possibly be produced by cells comprised of physical particles. People used to think of life itself that way too, and many still do. But biologists solved the enigma of what makes things alive mid-way through the twentieth century, the foundations of that understanding having been built over the preceding century. Before that, living things were believed to possess some sort of animating essence that accounted for their difference from inanimate matter. People could not imagine how the same material particles that comprise inanimate matter could be arranged in such a way as to make something alive , without … [Read more...] about What Actually Is Consciousness, and How Did It Evolve?
Kindly Share This Story: Liverpool FC’s appointment of Thomas Gronnemark as the club’s ‘Throw-In’ Coach in August 2018 was derided by football fans, players, and pundits as they struggled to understand why something as basic as throw-in required a paid Coach. The club’s record-breaking, title-winning 2019-20 premier league campaign silenced sceptics as the club scored 14 of its 85 league goals from throw-in situations. Impressively, the club’s throw-in retention under pressure improved from 45.4% to 68.4% in the referenced season thereby improving the club’s ranking from 18th the previous season to 1st in the English premier league and 2nd in Europe. Liverpool’s head coach, Jurgen Kloop’s open-mindedness and courage to think outside the box gave his team an edge at winning the prestigious English premier league title that has eluded the club for 3 decades. This is not only innovative and applaudable, but it also provides an insight into what HR professional’s … [Read more...] about Human Resources: Emerging scope and critical business management
Myanmar's U.N. envoy, who was appointed by the democratically elected government, appealed to the international community Friday to protect civilians from the country's military with a no-fly zone, arms embargo and targeted sanctions. "It is necessary to have strong and urgent actions on the U.N. Security Council in order to save the lives of innocent civilians in Myanmar," Kyaw Moe Tun told an informal meeting of the Security Council. "Collective strong action is needed immediately. Time is of the essence for us, please take action now." The envoy, who made headlines in February publicly opposing the military coup, called on the international community to target sanctions against the businesses linked to the military and to their families. He also urged the suspension of foreign investments until the democratically elected government is restored. "I wish to stress that the international community and the U.N. Security Council have the responsibility to use all necessary means to … [Read more...] about Myanmar Envoy Appeals for No-Fly Zone, Arms Embargo