Friday, September 30, 2022

Up to 50% of Australian houses will be built using 3D printing come 2030

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Up to 30% of housing in Australia’s outback, regional and remote areas will be built using 3D printing technology by the year 2030. Countries across the world are already mandating 3D printing targets for the building and construction industry. In 2016 the United Arab Emirates became the first country in the world to promote 3D printing technology in its construction industry, setting a twenty-five percent target by 2030. Other countries are following suit.

Knights and Dragons: Why are adults hooked on children’s fantasy books?

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Dane Thorburn is a dashing young knight whose harrowing tales of battles with dragons have readers hooked till the last page. The Dane Thorburn books are aimed at young adult readers but they have also found a large readership amongst adults. There are many benefits for adults in reading kids’ fantasy fiction adventure books – the main one being mental health.

The time to act is now: Gender equality cannot wait 132 years

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A sobering finding from the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Gender Gap Report, states gender parity is beyond reach in our lifetime. According to the report, it will take 132 years for gender equality to become a reality and 151 years to close the economic participation and opportunity gender gap. Not a single country from the 146 examined has reached parity.

Limiting the use of mobile phones in classrooms good for young adults

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Centre for Digital Wellbeing welcomes the announcement by the NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns of NSW Labor’s commitment to restrict the use of mobile phones in NSW public high school classrooms and introducing an e‑safety and digital literacy program, if elected. We welcome the thoughtful and comprehensive nature of the digital literacy and wellbeing strategy proposed by the NSW Opposition Leader. Focusing on online ethical behaviours, critical thinking skills and data privacy for children is a critical step in the right direction.

Staff attraction and retention now biggest area of focus for businesses

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The biggest issue facing businesses in 2022 is attraction and retention of staff. Enquiries from businesses needing cashflow solutions to help bolster their ability to attract and retain staff is now one of the biggest areas of finance activity for Earlypay. With record low unemployment, a national labour shortage and rising costs due to inflation, workers are in the block seat.

Green gambling: How do casinos contribute to saving the planet?

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The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, for example, gets a significant portion of its energy from a 1.5-megawatt solar array. And the MGM Grand in Detroit has a 40,000-square-foot living roof that helps insulate the building and reduce energy use.
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Here’s why the click rate for vishing scams is triple that of phishing

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Most professionals have heard of phishing. It’s an online scam impersonating an individual or a company (typically via email) to persuade people to click...

Supposedly ailing streaming giant Netflix not as sick as many think

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In the first two quarters of 2022, Netflix lost almost 1.2 million subscribers. Investors began running for the hills and some pundits claimed that the streaming giant’s downfall was imminent. The panic continued when the company cut four percent of its workforce to get its costs in line with “slower revenue growth”. How bad is this malaise? Well, Netflix is certainly under the weather. But this is not the terminal or even critical illness some are suggesting.

The trades that triggered the eventual collapse of the stablecoin TerraUSD

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The crypto market has seen some serious swings over the past year. Bitcoin, arguably the flagship of the market, began to lose its value late last year after reaching historic highs, a trend that eased at the beginning of 2022. Until, that is, the meltdown of TerraUSD in May. TerraUSD (UST), a stablecoin that was pegged to the US dollar, crashed in a spectacular fashion earlier this year, reinforcing a sell-off mentality that was already in full swing among crypto investors and sending Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into a bit of a tailspin.

Why technology skills training and employee retention are closely linked

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In 2022, the global workforce has been fraught with change, attrition, and reshuffling. Massive amounts of attrition has caused organisations, especially within the tech industry, to become locked in a fierce battle for talented workers. Because of this, developing strategies for retaining and attracting talent has been a key concern for many organisations.