Electric aircraft aren't far off, but we need to prepare - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): A scan of global electric aircraft development suggests rapid advancements are likely over the coming decade. By 2022, nine-seat planes could be doing short-haul flight (500-1,000km). Before 2030, small-to-medium 150-seat planes could be flying up to 500 kilometres. Short-range (100-250 km) VTOL aircraft could also become viable in the 2020s. ... electric aircraft could lead to higher-frequency services, enabling more competitive point-to-point flights, and increase the dispersion of air services to smaller airports. A lot of uncertainty about timelines, but it seems inevitable this is how things will go. If low-noise electric planes were allowed to break Sydney's curfew, that alone could be compelling to the industry.
For 30 years I worked for News Corp papers. Now all I see is shameful bias | Tony Koch | Opinion | The Guardian: Gone is the requirement for balance. One has only to look at the story selection and headlines on the front pages of the papers each day to see that an anti-Labor angle has been taken, however contorted had been the literary gymnastics required to finally arrive at that particular bit of stupidity.
How infantile is it of the management of these organisations to fool themselves into believing that what they are producing is being accepted by readers as quality product. Noting Tony Koch is an Australian journalist who has won five Walkley awards and an honorary doctorate from the Australian School of Journalism. He has also won 48 state journalism awards, the Sir Keith Murdoch News Limited Award and the Graham Perkin Award. He has been inducted into the Australian media hall of fame.
Good grief: Victimized employees don't get a break | EurekAlert! Science News: The researchers performed their work over the course of four studies. The first two studies showed through surveys of employees and supervisors that supervisors tend to view victims of bullying as being bullies themselves.
Studies three and four were experiments where participants evaluated employees based on descriptions of their work performance, as well as how they treated others and how they were treated.
They found that even when evaluators were clearly informed that a victim did not mistreat others, victims were still seen as bullies. In the fourth study, they found that not only are victims seen as bullies despite evidence to the contrary, but also that they receive lower job performance evaluations as a result of being victimized. (study: How leaders perceive employee deviance: Blaming victims while excusing favorites. | Request PDF)