With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Internet of Things, the world of work is in a state of flux, changing as never before, driven by inexorable forces that have an impact, not only on professional services but on manufacturing and trade, global supply chains and the digitalization of the global economy to name just a few. So, for example, the supervision work that managers do is changing rapidly and there may be no more need for it. A young lady who owns a clothing store in Abuja and Lagos, who lives in Abuja was showing me how she can remotely see all that is going on in her shop in Lagos on her laptop in real-time. And she can speak to all her employees from her laptop in real-time. In other words, she can supervise her store herself from anywhere in the world. So, the type of manager you will need going forward will be a different type. … [Read more...] about Facing The New Decade: Letter to young Nigerians by Prof Yemi Osinbajo
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Twinkle Dedhia | Feb 24, 2020, 11:30 IST You like it when you are strapped for time; plus it's cheap, filling and delicious. Now, the nation's favourite convenience food—instant noodles—seems to have landed in a soup. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and agencies like the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) have given it the thumbs down. Here's why you don't need that 2-minute fix! 1. It’s JUNK! Instant noodles is loaded with empty calories from refined flour that has a high Glycaemic Index (GI) and quickly releases sugar into the bloodstream, evoking a sharp insulin response. Excess salt is bad news, too. “The quantity of sodium may lead to an increased risk of hypertension,” says nutritionist Dharini Krishnan, Chennai. 2. MSG is addictive Most instant noodles contain an ingredient known as Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a common food additive used to enhance flavor in processed foods. MSG in instant noodles is known to … [Read more...] about How Safe Is Consuming Your Favourite Pack Of Instant Noodles?
There is a growing appreciation that other, perhaps less well-known, symptoms associated with schizophrenia – memory and cognitive problems, and lack of motivation – can have an equally profound impact on patients, and existing drugs do little to help this side of the disease. “It’s typically [these other] symptoms that are the most disabling,” said Toby Pillinger, a psychiatrist and King’s College London researcher involved in the study. … [Read more...] about Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial
The study was carried out by scientists funded by the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, which makes diabetes treatments, together with the Steno Diabetes Centre in Gentofte, Denmark, and University College London. They say that to prevent type 2 diabetes rates rising above 10%, obesity levels must come down by a quarter. … [Read more...] about One in eight people set to have type 2 diabetes by 2045, says study
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