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Eradicating childhood stunting should be a priority in SA

Poor basic service delivery is linked to children’s poor nutrition The post Eradicating childhood stunting should be a priority in SA appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nutrition, Opinion, Breastfeeding, Openaccess, Global South, Stunting, Child Support Grant, Grow Great, Mqanduli


Your listing presentation makes me look bad. Stop shading your competition

The best thing we can do for our businesses and for each other is to be honest about the services we provide, how we work and even how the industry itself works. We need to promote our services without suggesting that the competition is greedy, incompetent or unethical.
Tags: Agent, Brokerage, Columns, Opinion, Select, Service, Dual Agency, Ethics, Fair Housing Violations, Listing Agent, Listing Presentation, Open House, Teresa Boardman


Celebrating the death of Lars Vilks diminishes our humanity

We are at our best when we feel hurt but resist the impulse to exact revenge The post Celebrating the death of Lars Vilks diminishes our humanity appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Islam, Cartoons, Sin, Free Speech, Hypocrisy, Openaccess, Muhammad, Lars Vilks, Pettiness, Al Jazeerah


Social media’s ‘queer tax’ is exhausting, unfair, and unavoidable

A colleague recently sought my advice on covering a queer-related tech topic and I’m not ashamed to admit I advised them against it. I’m queer. I made the decision to come out in my professional life after a lot of consideration and long discussions with my family. In the time since, I’ve learned that millions of people who’ve never met me hate me. They despise me for existing. They think I should go away, shut up, and stop being who I am. I offend them. That’s not something I experienced before...
Tags: Startups, Science, Opinion, Social Media, Tech, Neural, Next Featured


Have a retention problem? Here’s what’s causing it (and how to fix it)

It's a struggle for most teams and brokerages to find, partner with, and ultimately retain real estate agents. What can you do about it? Keller Williams expansion team leader and brokerage-owner Adam Hergenrother says by creating a culture of freedom and discipline, you will have a much higher long-term retention rate. Here are some common retention issues and how to fix them. 
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Columns, Hiring, Keller Williams, Retention, Brokerage, Select, Adam Hergenrother, Agent Retention, Retaining Agents, Retention Rate, Retention Rates


The best is yet to come for Xbox Game Pass subscribers

With Starfield set for release and updates on multiple other first-party titles likely on the way, 2022 will be the year for Xbox Game Pass.
Tags: Gaming, Opinion, Trends, Xbox, Microsoft Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, Starfield


It’s time for a Marvel-style video game crossover universe

Video games shouldn't try to turn into movies, but the concept of a gaming shared universe is becoming more appealing.
Tags: Gaming, Opinion, Trends, Videogames, Crossover, MCU, Console Gaming, Game Developers


A sustainable approach to ending hunger

Financial investments and high-tech measures aimed at increasing farm productivity and cutting food waste can solve chronic global hunger by 2030 The post A sustainable approach to ending hunger appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Hunger, United Nations, Openaccess, World Hunger, COVID-19


Early childhood caregiving is the career that keeps giving

A programme that trains caregivers, mostly women, gives children a better start in life, helps close the gender pay gap and retains now-qualified women in the workforce The post Early childhood caregiving is the career that keeps giving appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Employment, South Africa, Openaccess, ECD, Early Childhood Development, aRe Bapaleng, Seriti Institute


Missed signs? Zillow’s pause on buying underscores scaling challenges: Mike DelPrete

The current problem seems to be unique to Zillow. Other iBuyers saw the signals and made adjustments while Zillow kept on buying; either it missed the signs or proceeded anyway. Regardless, it’s a timely reminder that growing an iBuyer business is challenging.
Tags: Opinion, Data, Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Select, Opendoor, Ibuyers, Offerpad, Ibuying, Mike Delprete


Food for thought: Maybe our streets are just too damn wide

Illustration of a street turned into housing by Erin Single from a recent presentation by Adam Millard-Ball at Portland State University. Oregon is facing urgent environmental problems which are attracting the national media. Last month, The Atlantic published a gripping piece about the heroic response of Molalla residents in fighting the converging Beachie Creek and Riverside fires last fall. This week, The New Yorker ran an article on our “heat dome” event earlier this summer. This loomin...
Tags: Opinion, Oregon, US, Sport, Front Page, Atlantic, Cycling, New York Times, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, PSU, Bac, The New Yorker, Clairemont, Riverside


China's march to global tech dominance is hitting some serious stumbling blocks

A staff member introduces intelligent bionic hands at the Care And Rehabilitation Expo China 2021 on Beijing, China. Chen Xiaogen/VCG/Getty Images Experts have deemed China's takeover of the world's tech all but inevitable. A new book, "The Digital Silk Road: China's Quest to Wire the World and Win the Future," also argues China is on the rise. But the book accidentally reveals the problems with this narrative and the weakness of Beijing's plans. Jonathan A. Knee is Profess...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Review, Opinion, China, Africa, America, Trends, Economy, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Alibaba, Tencent, Leo, Joseph Heller, Huawei


The Problem With Digital Radio’s Payment System (Guest Column)

This guest column was written by David Israelite, president & CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association, the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. Variety welcomes responsible commentary; please send music-related inquiries and submissions to [email protected]  They say there are no secrets in the music industry. But here’s one I’ll bet […]
Tags: Opinion, Digital Radio, National Music Publishers Association, David Israelite


The Real Word: Tom Ferry’s top tips for 2022

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss key takeaways from the 2021 Tom Ferry Success Summit, Opendoor's $9 billion debt war chest and the perks of being a one-stop shop brokerage.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Industry News, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Tom Ferry, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Bryon Lazine


Even with 32 GPU cores, the M1 Max MacBook Pro still isn’t a gaming destination

The M1 Max comes with four times as many GPU cores as the M1, but that doesn't make MacBook Pro is a gaming destination. Here's why.
Tags: Gaming, Opinion, Trends, Computing, Gpu, Macbook Pro, Pc Gaming, M1X MacBook Pro, Apple October 2021 Event, Apple M1 Max


Can Chelsea Win the Premier League & the Champions League?

Chelsea have had a rollercoaster campaign last season but they managed to end it in the most beautiful fashion, beating Manchester City 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League final. They barely managed to secure the top-four finish in the Premier League and lost the FA Cup final to Leicester City. Of course, the Champions League trophy makes it a fantastic season in general, but can Chelsea’s fans for even greater achievements in the 2021/22 campaign? Numerous reasons point us towards the positive an...
Tags: Europe, London, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester City, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Champions League


A new book asks the timeless question: ‘Can We Be Safe?’

Ziyanda Stuurman’s new book critiques the South African police and their role in society The post A new book asks the timeless question: ‘Can We Be Safe?’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Police, Racism, South Africa, Transformation, Policing, Top Six, IPID, Gangsterism, Ziyanda Stuurman, Abolotion, Apartheid Legacy


‘Succession’: Who Rises and Who Falls in the Season 3 Premiere?

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Secession,” the Season 3 premiere of HBO’s “Succession.” Is it a coincidence that the two years since HBO aired a new episode of “Succession” have been two of the worst years in recent memory? Well, probably. Still: it certainly didn’t help that the exquisite […]
Tags: Hbo, Opinion, Brian Cox, Succession, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong


Nobel prize for physics is a game-changer

The physics 2021 Nobel prize means the conversation is no longer about debating whether climate change is real, but rather what we should do about it The post Nobel prize for physics is a game-changer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Food, Climate Change, Opinion, Physics, Unesco, Healthcare, 2022, Openaccess, Southern Africa Development Community, Nobel Prize, Communication Technologies, Nelson Mandela University, COVID-19, 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics, African School of Physics, Azwinndini Muronga


Facebook needs a facelift

Steven Hill thinks "digital operating permits" could be the key to reining in tech giants and protecting their users. The post Facebook needs a facelift appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Opinion, Sharing, Personal Data, US Senate, Autoplay, Online Advertising, Openaccess, Steven Hill, Sci-tech, Cambridge Analytica, Big Tech


Can’t get Moderna booster shot yet

If you are eager to get your Moderna booster shot, you will probably have to wait a week until it gets approved. I learned this today when I tried to setup my appointment. I have both vaccinations and I qualify for the people in the CDC underlining conditions list. So I am very motivated to… Read More » Can’t get Moderna booster shot yet
Tags: Cdc, Opinion, Moderna


You must always be professional at work

You must always be professional at work. Even when you are frustrated and angry. I have worked in companies where people are stressed and sometimes feel that they can’t win. They feel that their do what they are told to do, but still have people discuss if their ideas were the best way. I think… Read More » You must always be professional at work
Tags: Opinion


The psychology of vaccine hesitancy and refusal

Once South Africa secured adequate amounts of vaccines, we were faced with a baffling dilemma. Not everyone wanted to take it The post The psychology of vaccine hesitancy and refusal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, South Africa, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Vaccine, Openaccess, Pandemic, Vaccine Hesitancy, World Mental Health Day, COVID-19


Sorry former Pentagon expert, but China is nowhere near winning the AI race

Nicolas Chaillan, the Pentagon’s former Chief Software Officer, is on a whirlwind press tour to drum up as much fervor for his radical assertion that the US has already lost the AI race against China. Speaking to the Financial Times in his first interview after leaving his post at the Pentagon, Chaillan said: We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal. Chaillan’s departure from the Pentagon was preceded by a “blistering letter” where...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Opinion, China, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Pentagon, Financial Times, Neural, Nicolas Chaillan, Next Featured, Chaillan, Pentagon Chaillan


Amazon didn’t want to take my money

I tried to pay Amazon yesterday, but they didn’t want to take my money. Why? It all started earlier this week. I thought packages were stolen since I never received them, so I asked Amazon to resend them. They did, and then my neighbors told me that they had held them for a week for… Read More » Amazon didn’t want to take my money
Tags: Amazon, Opinion


MMSEZ authorities dodge every question about livelihoods threats, climate change, water scarcity and more

MMSEZ chief executive Lehlogonolo Masoga, the Limpopo Economic Development Agency and the consulting agency Enviroxcellence failed to address the concerns of people living in the Vhembe biosphere The post MMSEZ authorities dodge every question about livelihoods threats, climate change, water scarcity and more appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, China, Water, Pollution, Openaccess, Vhembe, Special Economic Zone, Biosphere, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Environmental Impact Assessment, Public Participation, MMSEZ, Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone, Limpopo Economic Development Agency, Lehlogonolo Masoga, EnviroXcellence


A South African passport allows entry to 103 countries visa-free

It’s best to plan ahead by ensuring you have the correct visa (if one is needed) and other documents, the vaccinations required as well as knowledge of Covid-19 restrictions The post A South African passport allows entry to 103 countries visa-free appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Opinion, Tourism, Visa, Openaccess, Pandemic, Henley Passport Index, COVID-19


11 irrefutable laws of success in real estate

After studying top producers and reading John Maxwell’s “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” Jimmy Burgess believes these are the 11 irrefutable laws of success in real estate. If you follow them, explosive growth is just around the corner.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, John Maxwell, Select, Jimmy Burgess, 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership, Irrefutable Laws, Irrefutable Laws Of Success


In an unequal world, mental health must be redefined

Reducing socioeconomic inequalities and improving mental health are twin goals that cannot be separated; we must demand better from government, while also taking collective responsibility The post In an unequal world, mental health must be redefined appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Psychology, Opinion, Mental Health, Unemployment, Openaccess, Medical Research Council, Shekhar Saxena, World Mental Health Day, Psychiatric Hospitals, Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan, Local Government Election, Mums Support Network, Sumaiyah Docrat


New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Halloween Kills,’ ‘The Last Duel,’ ‘The Velvet Underground’

Fall movie season is upon us — though the release schedule has never been more confusing, with some blockbusters heading directly to streaming, and various independent films insisting on the pre-pandemic model of opening exclusively in theaters. Let Variety help you find that next well-earned bit of escapism, whether it’s the anticipated “The Last Duel” […]
Tags: Opinion, Lists, Halloween Kills, The Last Duel