PARIS - Forty-five tech giants committed Wednesday to doubling the number of women on their management boards to 30 per cent by 2022, the French presidency said. Alibaba, BNP Paribas, Booking.com, IBM, L'Oreal and Uber were some of the high-profile companies to sign a pledge at the second "Tech for good" summit taking place in Paris. Businesses that reach the goal are then to pursue complete parity including on executive committees, the Elysee palace said in a statement. A recent tech-sector study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company showed that women occupied just 15 per cent of management posts at present, it added. The "Tech for good" summit aims to encourage global tech leaders to think about how new technologies can contribute to the common good, in areas such as education and health. The initiative is the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron who was scheduled to dine with 180 leaders of digital companies including Jack Ma of Alibaba, and Ken Hu of Huawei … [Read more...] about Tech giants vow to double number of women managers by 2022
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DILG to bets: Clean up campaign materials Rhodina Villanueva, Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged local officials and candidates in the midterm elections to immediately remove their campaign materials. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said politicians should be responsible enough to clean their own trash now that the elections are over. “Win or lose, show that you are a good sport and that you have the best intentions for your communities by being part of the cleanup drive in your areas,” he said yesterday in a statement. Año said local officials from provincial governors down to barangay captains should lead in the removal of campaign posters, sample ballots, flyers, tarpaulins and leaflets left by the candidates and their supporters. He made the appeal as tons of trash have been … [Read more...] about DILG to bets: Clean up campaign materials
(Here’s a quickonline quiz to help you choose rationally) In a few days, we will once again exercise our right to choose our leaders. What’s of national interest this time is the election of 12 senators. Have you chosen the names you will write on the ballot? Please remember to treat this as a sacred right and responsibility because your vote will not only affect yourself but the entire country. It is important that we make our choices seriously and intelligently. We tend to avoid talking about our choices with our family and friends in order to keep the peace. While most people just shrug this off as a difference in opinion or choice, I consider it much more than that. What do I mean? Let me explain by giving you this example. Suppose you have a son who’s now entering grade school and he passed both Ateneo and La Salle entrance tests. You will now have to choose where to enroll him. If your dear friend insists that you enroll him in the blue school because of various … [Read more...] about Napili mo na ba ang mga Senador na iboboto mo?
By Kristin Rushowy Queen's Park Bureau Thu., May 2, 2019 The Ontario government is not in readers’ good books over the loss of inter-library loans. Following huge funding cuts to the two provincial library services, patrons outside big cities are learning that the end of the loans also means the end of their beloved book clubs. Without the ability to bring in extra copies of novels from other library systems, and without the budget to buy multiple copies, places like Midland have had to immediately end such groups. “Since the elimination of the inter-library loan service, we’ve had to basically cancel all of our book clubs — and we supported 14 book clubs,” said Crystal Bergstrome, CEO and chief librarian of Midland Public Library. “... For such a small town, it’s a very large number of book clubs,” she added. “... We have patrons who have been in tears — especially some of our older patrons because the … [Read more...] about The latest casualty of library service cuts: Book clubs
Every time you reply, "Chinchai" (that ubiquitous Hokkien phrase for “anything will do”) whenever someone asks you what you want for lunch or dinner, you’re saying yes to weight gain, said Joan Liew, a professional bodybuilder and fitness coach, who recently launched the book The Skinny Sumo Wrestler. “That’s because you’re not putting any thought into the food that you feed yourself with,” said Liew.The lack of time and options is no excuse either. Although “schedules and lifestyles differ for people from different professions”, the one common thing we all have control over is what we eat, she said.“Putting a bit more effort into planning your meals – when to eat, where you will be, what the food stalls or restaurants in the area are, and what kind of food is sold – can help you avoid being stuck in a situation where you have no choice but to eat what’s available,” she said.Another … [Read more...] about Eat carbs and still lose weight, says professional bodybuilder in new book