US President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker may have averted a trade war last month, but the challenges confronting the European Union are far from resolved. In today’s increasingly Hobbesian global environment, the EU can survive only by increasing its capacity to project power – no easy feat for an entity that was formed precisely as a repudiation of power politics. With the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Europe shed what remained of its militaristic impulses and focused on building a sprawling and peaceful single market. From then on, Europe’s only means of projecting power would be its trade policy. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Yet that policy has never been guided by strategic thinking, leaving the EU with only limited global influence, despite its tremendous success in world markets. The time has come for Europe to re-establish itself as a true global player, not by attempting to emulate a … [Read more...] about Can Europe learn to stop worrying and love power?
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MANILA, Philippines — After almost a decade since the destructive Typhoon Ondoy, two decades since the millennials started making an impact, and three decades since the first People Power Revolution (and the birth of The Philippine STAR), defining the Filipino has only become more complicated. We gathered insights from Filipinos who embody unconditional resiliency and advocate empowerment in the face of modern challenges; local globetrotters who have traveled around the world, to refine our idea on where we stand at present; multi-hyphenate individuals, whose list of accomplishments may give us an idea on how to improve ourselves; and modern Filipino heroes, to ground us through our continuous search for peace and freedom. * * * Manny Gonzalez How can Filipinos positively impact the nation and the whole world? Filipinos blame our problems and our poor economic performance on everything and everyone but themselves. But most of the symptomatic problems — drugs, corruption … [Read more...] about What have we learned so far?
(Reuters Health) - The TECH parenting style, an acronym for Talk, Educate, Co-view and House Rules, could help families manage screen time at home, researchers say.As parents figure out their own media use habits, they can also help their children understand how to monitor and limit themselves, the authors of a new perspective paper write in the journal Pediatrics."We believe that better home media management will lead to lower youth risk for engagement in health risk behaviors such as substance abuse or risky sexual behaviors later in development," said lead author Joy Gabrielli, a researcher at the Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine in Lebanon, New Hampshire.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends talking with kids about the types and amounts of media used by each family member."Some researchers have referred to media as a type of 'super peer' in the lives of children," Gabrielli told Reuters Health by email. "If children are being exposed to things like substance use … [Read more...] about TECH parenting style could help kids manage their media use
source Business Insider/Julie Bort Last week, the conference center at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas was abuzz with excitement. Okta, the $5.7 billion identity management company, had landed a very special guest speaker in the form of President Barack Obama. Okta has a classic Silicon Valley origin story. It was founded by two early employees of Salesforce: Former Salesforce engineering head and current Okta CEO Todd McKinnon, and Freddie Kerrest, who had been a sales exec at Salesforce, and is now COO of Okta. When they first decided to pursue this company, no one believed in the idea. Salesforce and its gregarious CEO Marc Benioff are known for investing in the startups of ex-employees – but they never invested in Okta. With little support, the two of them started with nothing and had to do all the initial programming themselves. But after they signed on their first customers, hundreds, and then thousands of cloud app companies began coming to them. … [Read more...] about I followed the CEO of $5.7 billion Okta around and learned the secrets of a tech conference that landed President Obama as a speaker
By Sheryl Ubelacker The Canadian Press Mon., April 2, 2018 It might be called the “shame game” — a parent embarrassing a child on social media as a way of disciplining them for bad behaviour with the hope they will learn their lesson and mend their ways. But parenting experts say such public humiliation isn’t an effective means of discipline for altering behaviour and can have long-lasting effects on a child’s self-esteem. The comments were in response to a recent incident in which a Windsor, Ont.-area mother had her two young sons walk seven kilometres to school, carrying a hand-lettered cardboard sign saying they had been “rude to our bus driver.” Her Facebook posting that included a photo of the boys on their two-hour trek quickly went viral and garnered international media attention. Read more: How to discipline your kids without ‘messing them up’ Article Continued Below How to teach your kids empathy … [Read more...] about Shaming your kids on social media can be psychologically harmful, parenting experts say