Showing posts from July, 2019

Robert Mueller takes the stand on his Report July 24, 2019

Most of America if not most of the world waited for his spoken words. Would they be Trump's undoing or would he crawl out and escape once again?  Today was the long awaited pronouncement detailing Donald J. Trump's complicity regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election in the USA. The warm up to this ground breaking testimony was palpable. Every news Chanel was on point when Mueller was sworn in by Congressional stalwarts, and my PVR was set to bring me the eight hours of enlightenment. I watched the first two hours and left for my Wednesday golf game at BGC. When I returned and visited the news/opinion broadcasts that evening my concerns/suspicion were well-founded. Mueller's performance was not explosive; it was not dynamic and did not sway the public; it was truthful just as the report was intended when written over a period of two and a half years and presented in its redacted form two months ago. Robert Mueller is 74 years of age and delibera

Wimbledon Tennis Championships July 2019

The home of The Championships have spent 90 million pounds installing two retractable roofs on the main two courts. Why? Because it rains a lot in London, England. During the last fortnight there was nary a drop to be seen. What was in evidence was that the big three in the men's draw: Djokovic, Federer and Nadal still have what it takes to make it to the semi-finals. And the Open knew it. They were seeded one, two and three. The Ladies Championship was contested yesterday between long-time multi-winner Serena Williams and Romanian Simona Halep who had won the Rolland Garros French Grand Slam in 2018 for her first Slam. Williams' career is in the books as perhaps the best female player of all time, and probably the most tempestuous too. On this day Williams was destroyed by Halep 6 - 2, 6 - 2 and was broken four times. Halep played like never before - she was in the zone - and she knew it by blowing shot after shot past Williams for out and out winners over the 58 minutes i

Apprenticeships For Higher Learning by Sridhar Vembu July 12, 2019

Among other creative thoughts about post secondary education, this column looks at the Apprenticeship vehicle as one that solves many problems for our youth and society in general. You may find it worthwhile especially if there are young people in your life who are approaching that decisive moment in their lives. Please read on: Sridhar Vembu is the co-founder and CEO of Zoho Corp., an India-based software development company that creates web-based business tools and information technology solutions. A new labour market is taking shape and it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are blurring the lines between tasks performed by humans and those performed by machines. Should entry-level workers fear losing their jobs? Where will people go to acquire the skills that employers are looking for? How can companies upskill their staff as they introduce more technology into the organization? Managed correctly, technologica