These South African jobs will disappear as technology takes over

The National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has released a new report looking at how the fourth industrial revolution is set to hit jobs in the country. Overall, respondents were of the opinion that automation, globalisation and demographic change could have a significant impact on their industries, causing some jobs and activities to disappear, while creating opportunities for new jobs and activities to emerge. “The speed and depth of technology adoption drives business growth, new job creation and the need for augmentation of existing jobs, provided it can fully leverage the…

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Pro-Russia Social Media Takes Aim at Macron as Yellow Vests Rage

Emmanuel Macron successfully dodged cyberattacks and fake news reports that were widely blamed on a Kremlin effort to destabilize his 2017 presidential campaign. Now, with France convulsed by violent protests, the Russians appear to be back – and may be hitting closer to their mark. Among 600 Twitter accounts known to promote Kremlin views, the top hashtag now is #giletsjaunes, the French name for the so-called Yellow Vests protest movement, according to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a unit of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. that monitors those…

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Airtel Takes on Jio Phone With Karbonn A1 Indian, A41 Power Smartphones: Price, Offer Details

Jio Phone is effectively free, while the new Airtel phones’ effective price starts at Rs. 1,799 HIGHLIGHTS The new Karbonn phones will compete against Jio Phone Karbonn A1 Indian comes at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,799 Karbonn A41 Power at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,849 Jio Phone is a looming threat for both phone makers and telecom operators, despite its pre-booking sale opening only once since it was unveiled in July. It came as no surprise to anyone that to counter Jio Phone, Airtel partnered with Karbonn and then Celkon to subsidise the…

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5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While we love the team spirit and viral television commercials that accompany the big game, all those calorie-laden snacks can seriously derail your diet. In a 2014 study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Cornell University tracked the grocery shopping habits of 207 households over the course of 37 weeks, and found that total per-serving calories purchased during the week of the Super Bowl spiked to over 6,000—more than the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily, it is possible to keep your snack table relatively nutritious without sacrificing the…

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Sleep Loss Takes a Toll on Your Heart

Short-term sleep loss due to long working hours may adversely affect your heart function, a study has warned. People who work in fire and emergency medical services, medical residencies and other high-stress jobs are often called upon to work 24-hour shifts with little opportunity for sleep. “For the first time, we have shown that short-term sleep deprivation in the context of 24-hour shifts can lead to a significant increase in cardiac contractility, blood pressure and heart rate,” said study author Daniel Kuetting from University of Bonn in Germany. For the…

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Turning Back the Clock 1 Hour Takes a Serious Toll on Your Mental Health

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with it again. The social and public health benefits would be enormous. The fall transition to standard time is linked to an increase in crime that costs the country billions of dollars annually. Transitions into and out of daylight saving…

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