Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Solar Impulse // Lovely Achievement

Some of the best pictures from the adventure:

More: blog.SolarImpulse.com

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Monday, July 18, 2016

How far are you ready to go?

DJ Obi is in the news globally for a feat he made happen: having spent 10 days continuously up and on-the-job, he will now hold the Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Club DJing.
Details: Guardian Life
The young man had lost his father four years ago in the horrific Dana Air crash and needed something to put him on a stronger professional footing in his chosen career as a DJ.  Winning a world record appealed to him and so he went for it, putting out music for 229 hours and 58 minutes.  
If there's any justice in the world, henceforth it will be smooth sailing for the Lagos Global DJ.
Read his interviews and be inspired. 
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

We're in this together


"-- look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.  (Applause.)
     If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable .. system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
     The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  There are some things .. we don’t do on our own.  I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. "
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Friday, July 01, 2016

World Bank Jobs

Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program.
  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank
  • 32 years of age or younger (i.e. born on or after October 1, 1984)
  • A PhD or Master's degree and relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG's working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required.
  • Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others.
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level.

Additional Qualifications

To be competitive for the limited number of positions, a combination of the following credentials is highly desirable:
  • Display a commitment and passion for international development
  • Possess outstanding academic credentials
  • Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills
  • Have international development country experience
  • Be motivated to relocate and undertake country assignments (operational stream)

By the way, isn't the current jobs situation just awful?  Will you help us improve things?   

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