View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Thirdy Ravena needed any more pressure to deliver for Ateneo against La Salle on Sunday, his older brother Kiefer had to remind about it.Thirdy said the his older brother told him to “perform well” because he will be at the Arena for the first meeting of the rivals in the pre-season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend READ: Dream Ateneo-La Salle UAAP showdown looms“Again, I’m just lucky,” he said.It may have been just a pre-season win but the Blue Eagles are happy to get one against their archrivals.“Of course, Ateneo-La Salle rivalry goes very, very deep. If you’re an Atenean or a Lasallian, playing in the game is enough motivation. Of course, La Salle was La Salle and they were very intense offensively and defensively. But although it’s just the summer league, we’re happy to get the win. But we know that we still have lots to work on. La Salle is still a strong team and we have to continue working on our game and keep working as a team,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Smith unstoppable as TNT clips Ginebra, takes Game 1 Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Ateneo escaped with an 80-78 victory over the Green Archers in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup behind Ravena’s clutch heroics.READ: Ravena’s late three lifts Ateneo past La SalleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBut things didn’t go the younger Ravena’s way early. He even got pulled out of the court in the second half after failing to follow coach Tab Baldwin’s defensive instructions.The 20-year-old knew what he did wrong and bide his time to make up for his mistakes. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak “I did exactly what coach Tab told us not to do, and I understood why I was benched. Coach told us to be composed, but I was rushing and that’s when La Salle trapped us more. But when he told me to contribute on defense, I just made it a point to do my job,” he said.READ: Thirdy admits there’s no escaping comparisons to dad, brotherHe was stellar on the defensive end when he finally returned on the court, but Ravena’s biggest moment came on offense, when he received a pass from Tyler Tio on the left corner and drilled the go-ahead trey with 9.2 seconds remaining to put Ateneo up, 76-74.“The opportunity just presented itself. Seeing how hard my teammates worked, I was thinking that I didn’t want to let them down. We have already went though a lot of hardships. So whatever I needed to do, whether I got the ball or not, I have to grab the opportunity,” he said. “Tyler (Tio) followed coach Tab’s play and he did it very well, drawing my defender in and kicking it out to me. I was just lucky to get the three points because I came off the bench cold and I wasn’t really warmed up.”That basket steered the Blue Eagles to the tight victory where Ravena finished with nine points and five rebounds in the win, much to the delight of his older brother.ADVERTISEMENT
…what crisis?Three million of its citizens have fled to neighbouring countries because they were literally starving in Venezuela, but their President Maduro insists there’s no “humanitarian crisis” there!! Over here in Guyana, the PNC-led government’s term of office is constitutionally due to end on March 19 after the NCM, but it’s been working in cahoots with its majority in GECOM to desperately cling on to power. And the government’s spokesperson insists there’s no political “crisis” here!! The ostrich syndrome – burying one’s head in the sand – must be catching!!The problem with the ostrich syndrome, however, is that with its head in the sand, the ostrich’s rear end in unavoidably upraised and from that position literally invites a good kick in the behind!! And that’s what has happened to Maduro in Venezuela and will happen to the PNC-government – if it doesn’t wake up and smell the bush tea. The spokesperson says rather than looking at the exponentially increasing contradictions and tensions as a “crisis”, folks should see it as an “opportunity”!!Sure!! And the captain of the Titanic should’ve seen the iceberg an “opportunity” to break the record for most fatalities in an ocean accident!! Or the Japanese should’ve seen the atomic bombs over Nagasaki and Hiroshima as an “opportunity” to rebuild those two cities!! Why is it these PNC types are oblivious to the damage they’re doing to the possibility of us ever achieving democratic governance – by trampling all over our constitution?? That’s the real crisis. Because, once our faith in impartial rules to govern our politics is shattered, like Humpty Dumpty, it’s impossible to ever put them back together again!!Yes! The only thing that stands between us and the jungle is the set of rules embodied in our constitution, which outlines how all the institutions we’ve set up to run our state, will function. We all aspire to become like the mother country – Britain – but we fail to appreciate it’s because they adhere to their constitution – EVEN THOUGH IT’S NOT IN WRITING!! It’s like the rules about which side of the road we should drive on. Sure we can all drive on whatever side we want to…but apart from the chaos, can you imagine the mayhem that will ensue?And that’s what our politics will become if the PNC continues to insist that Constitutionally, 33 isn’t the majority of 65 seats – especially when they were governing for over three years on that basis!!This, however, is just the last in a long line of PNC abuse of the constitution – starting as far back as it’s promulgation in 1980, when it was written!! Remember “paramountcy of the PNC?This confounded nonsense must stop!!…in Venezuelan influxYour Eyewitness has already expressed his sympathy for the Venezuelan refugees streaming across our border. Some of our border citizens have already expressed concerns about health and other social problems that accompany these poor souls. They are now over 5123 of them – and mushrooming. And your Eyewitness would hazard a guess this OFFICIAL number is quite understated, if for nothing else, than the not exactly impervious nature of our western border. What with the dense jungle; low population density and undermanned border stations!Now while we should be concerned about the humanitarian crisis (even if Maduro isn’t!), as Guyanese we also have to be concerned about the strategic implications of the Venezuelan refugees. The last population figure of Region 7, for instance, is 17,597…and we should realise it doesn’t take much to tilt that number in a Venezuelan direction.More Guyanese might’ve taken refuge in Venezuela back in the day, but we weren’t claiming 2/3 of that country, were we??And remember, Guaido and company are even more strident about “their” Essequibo!…in sugarAs if the PNC government hadn’t done enough damage to the sugar industry by shuttering 4 estates and firing 7000 workers, comes news that the SPU is now inflicting the coup de grace!By strangling the rump GUYSUCO of funds!!
Cancelled flightsMore than 280 Guyanese passengers who were affected by the delay of Dynamic Airways’ flights have finally arrived in Guyana from the John F Kennedy Airport in New York after being stranded there since early Saturday morning, the company’s local representative Captain Gerry Gouveia confirmed during a press conference on Monday.Local Dynamic Airways’ representative Captain Gerry GouveiaThese passengers were among the 600 travellers stranded from Saturday to Monday at the JFK Airport and at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana.Gouveia further explained that there were two 767-300 jumbo jet aircraft placed on stand-by by Dynamic Airways in case of an emergency with the primary aircraft. He stated that on Saturday, a ground handling truck at the JFK Airport crashed into the airplane and damaged its engine shell.The “backup” airplane, he continued, was activated for travel, but after three flights to Guyana it developed mechanical problems with the flaps and had to be taken in for maintenance.The stranded bride, who missed her wedding in Guyana (photo courtesy of NY Post)Gouveia said it was believed that the secondary plane’s mechanical problems would have been short term, but upon further technical checks, they discovered that that would not be the case.Meanwhile, the disheartened passengers complained that the airline made no effort to relate the exact cause of the delay and instead resorted to treating them harshly. One such passenger was a young woman who was stranded in New York and missed her wedding here in Guyana on Saturday.In response, Captain Gouveia noted that initially the team did not have any information on the accident or how long the maintenance would take; this he said was the reason they were unable to relate any information to their customers.“We are extremely sorry and apologise to the passengers for the delay and the cancellations. Both Dynamic Airways and Roraima Airways are committed to safety and the safety of our passengers, and we cannot fly that aircraft until it is cleared by the maintenance team,” he said, adding that they were extremely sensitive about the effect the delay would have on passengers.“….we are sorry that it happened at this time when Guyanese are coming home for Christmas, but this was beyond our control,” Gouveia noted.He pointed out that the airline was committed to Guyana and it opted to divert another 767 airplane to fly passengers from New York to Guyana. “Like most airlines we do have challenges and we work very hard to recover from those challenges,” Gouveia stated.However, he was quick to brush off assertions that the airline service did not have an office in New York or in the airport, stating that they do have an administrative office. Meanwhile, he reminded that Roraima Airways remained the face of Dynamic Airways in Guyana and all queries could be made there.Gouveia stated that the aggrieved passengers would be compensated in accordance to the company’s legal obligations within air transport laws. He noted that the bride who missed her wedding on Saturday in Guyana as a result of the flight cancellation would be offered a free weekend trip to Arrowpoint Resort and a trip to the Kaieteur Falls.“I have instructed my staff to find her, so I could meet her and her husband and maybe offer them a honeymoon package at Arrowpoint Resort and a trip to Kaieteur Falls,” he said.
By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Mia Benavidez, the 14-month-old from San Pedro who was killed when a car struck her stroller on Sept. 8, was laid to rest this week, after community fundraisers helped pay for her funeral. Services for Benavidez were held Tuesday and Wednesday. She was buried in the Babyland section of Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, following a service at Abundant Life Christian Church. The accident has angered neighbors on Sepulveda Street, who say they’ve been complaining for years about drivers speeding down their street and using it as a shortcut across town. Thelma Cline, who hosted last week’s barbecue with her husband, Herman, believes that their complaints are falling on deaf ears at City Councilwoman Janice Hahn’s office. “She hasn’t done anything for these neighborhoods,” Cline said. According to Courtney Chesla Torres, Hahn’s deputy chief of staff, the councilwoman is planning an Oct. 1 meeting with the residents to hear suggestions. Torres said there was a recommendation from the Los Angeles Police Department to put up a sign at the corner of Gaffey and Sepulveda that would prohibit right turns between 4 and 7 p.m. In addition, Torres said, the councilwoman donated $500 for Benavidez’s funeral and attended the Wednesday service. At last week’s barbecue, suggestions to the speeding problem included speed bumps, signs or a dead end. “Our petition is going to be for no right-hand turn off of Gaffey onto Sepulveda,” Cline said. “We don’t want it just at certain hours, because people will still abuse it.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Benavidez was being pushed in her stroller on Sepulveda Street at Marshall Court when she and her 5-year-old brother, Flavio Fernandez, were struck by a car. Their mother, Michelle Madrid, was walking behind them, on the way to her mother’s house across the street. Flavio suffered a broken ankle, and Benavidez died later at Little Company of Mary-San Pedro Hospital. “Everybody has come together and they’ve really, really helped,” Benavidez’s maternal grandmother, Mary Munoz, said at a fundraiser barbecue on Sept. 14. Munoz’s neighbors organized the event near where the toddler was killed. Neighbors, friends and strangers stopped by throughout the day to drop off donations and offer their condolences. “It really feels good that we have people like this,” Jorge Garza, Munoz’s brother, said at the barbecue. “From their hearts that they can come out and reach out to other people at their time of need.” A car wash was held the following day at Toberman Settlement House, also to raise funds. The car wash was organized by David Kuaea and Angel Mandac from the LA Bridges 2 Intervention program, and participants from the Toberman Neighborhood Teens and Ark Club helped out. According to Kuaea, over $2,000 was raised. “There was quite a few people that rallied together,” he said. “We called it the Labor of Love car wash.”
Manchester United will be hoping to keep in touch with title rivals Manchester City when they welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford on Saturday evening – LIVE on talkSPORT.CLICK HERE TO STREAM MANCHESTER UNITED V NEWCASTLE UNITED LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 17:30BST.The Red Devils watched Pep Guardiola’s side pick-up maximum points against Leicester City, extending their advantage to 11 points at the top of the table, leaving Jose Mourinho’s men in desperate need of a home victory.United welcome back Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo into the match-day squad, with the trio all having recovered from long-term injuries.The Magpies have beaten the Red Devils once in their last 32 trips to Old Trafford – but manager Rafael Benitez could become the first manager to win at the Theatre of Dreams with three different clubs, having collected wins there as Liverpool and Chelsea boss.Take a look at the confirmed teams belowManchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Pogba, Matic, Rashford, Mata, Martial, LukakuSubstitutes: Rojo, Ibrahimovic, Lingard, Romero, Ander Herrera, Shaw, FellainiNewcastle United XI: Elliot, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Manquillo, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Murphy, Gayle, JoseluSubstitutes: Diame, Aarons, Perez, Mbemba, Darlow, Jesus Gamez, Mitrovic 1 Listen to the action from Old Trafford – LIVE on talkSPORT
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleValencia will be led by junior Jasmin Samson, accompanied by seniors Kristin Tayo, Tracy White and Andrea Ferris with juniors Jenny Kim and Audrey Sohikian. According to Raevouri, Samson has made tremendous strides in the off-season with tournament play and practice to vault her to the No. 1 spot on the roster. Last season, Samson averaged a score of 42 but missed three Foothill matches due to the Vikings’ depth and inner competition. “She just didn’t put together the total package last year and we had six girls shooting really well,” Raevouri said. “But she’s playing lights-out right now. She’s sure proving herself this year.” White, one of the hottest area golfers in the playoffs last year and a three-time postseason medalist, will back up Samson along with Kim, who finished seventh in the Foothill with an average of 38.75. Some golf coaches, when losing two exceptional players, might mutter to themselves, “What now?” or “Back to the drawing board.” For Valencia girls’ golf coach Andy Raevouri, you’re likely to hear him say, “Next?” Daily News Coach of the Year Raevouri has the luxury of five quality returners after losing Daily News Player of the Year and Foothill League champion Stevy Loy to graduation (Columbia University) and Foothill second-place finisher Michelle Mannix (University of California, Riverside). “Their presence and strong work ethic is still felt on the team,” Raevouri said of Loy and Mannix. “But now,” Raevouri added, “it’s their turn (the returners).” This combination and the surprising play of newcomer Sohikian will give rebuilding Hart (which lost its top four players) and developing Saugus an almost impossible shot at sneaking up on the Vikings. “I’ve got aces full of queens,” Raevouri said of his returners. “I’ve got a pretty good kicker, too (Sohikian).” Still, no one foresaw Hart defeating the defending champions in the first two matches of the season last year – putting the Vikings in an unfamiliar spot – on the brink of title elimination heading into the league finals. In the finals, Loy exited on the second hole due to illness, but co-medalists Mannix and Kim rallied Valencia with two 32 scores to help the Vikings shoot a league record 170, giving Valencia its consecutive league titles. Hart, which finished second in league last season, lost Daily News first-teamer Eleanna Tan – a catalyst for the Indians’ upset of Valencia. Tessa Harp and Ashley Redmond also exited, leaving senior Ashley Windsor to secure Hart’s No. 1 spot. “She’s got a lot of power behind the ball,” Hart coach Rene Onori said. “She does really well under pressure.” Redmond was the ranked sixth in the Foothill last season and will be joined by teammates Molly Cayson, a sophomore, and juniors Laura Grisham, Heather Sandnes and Danielle Klinedinst to challenge the Vikings. Third-place finisher Saugus will most likely compete with Hart for second place, although coach Dave Stradling has some optimism. “Golf is a strange thing,” Stradling said. “You could have the best team, but you can compete on any given day.” Competing for Saugus will be No. 1 senior Wynne Shatkus, who averaged 44 last year, but has improved since. She will be joined by junior Alyssa Wohlfeiler, sophomore Tiara Wells and junior Mellissa Hernando. Canyon Country is still very young and was winless in the Foothill at 0-27. West Ranch and newly formed Golden Valley join the Foothill League to vie in their first year of varsity competition, replacing Burbank and Burroughs of Burbank. West Ranch will will be led by junior Stephanie Salas, sophomore Sarah Kang and freshman Diane Kim. “We’re shooting for a third spot,” coach Jeff Holen said. “Saugus is our goal.” email@example.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush will make a prime-time address from the Oval Office on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. White House press secretary Tony Snow said the administration had requested network time for the address at 9:01 p.m. EDT. The address is expected to run 16 to 18 minutes, he said. The speech will come after Bush visits each of the attack sites, in New York, Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon, where terrorist hijackers used commercial airliners as weapons to kill nearly 3,000 people. Snow said Bush’s address would not be a political speech or a charge to Congress for action. Rather, he said, it would be reflective of what Sept. 11 has meant and “how we move ahead as a country in making use of the lessons of Sept. 11.” “It will have a note of optimism as well as sobriety about what we’ve been through,” Snow said. Also, it was revealed that the Pentagon on Saturday will allow the public to tour a multi-faith chapel and other memorial sites at the spot where a hijacked airline slammed into the building on that fateful day. A Pentagon tour guide will accompany groups to visit the small chapel and an adjacent memorial room where the names of all 184 victims are etched on a plaque and a booklet contains a photo and description of each. Also in the room is the flag that was draped over the casket used in a group burial honoring the 184 victims at Arlington National Cemetery the day after the attack, which destroyed a large section of the Pentagon’s southwest side. The first time the public was allowed to view these rooms was last Sept. 11. Members of the public also can see a memorial marble stone, taken from the rubble of 9-11, that was embedded in the rebuilt section of the Pentagon at the spot where hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 hit the building. The tour will include a look at the construction site for a two-acre memorial park near the impact site. The memorial, scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2008, will feature benches set over small reflecting pools commemorating each of the 184 victims. Several species of maple trees, including one known as the paperback maple, will dot the site.
He said: “My vision is to try and take this team to the Premiership.“It’s going to be step-by-step, it’s not going to be overnight, the first port of call is to build a competitive squad.”He added: “We’ve only got four players signed at the club so the challenge is to rebuild as quickly as possible.“It’s going to be a challenge but if you look at the flip side of that it’s a blank canvas for me. Ray McKinnon has said he feels re-energised after bringing a six-month hiatus from the game to an end by taking charge of a Greenock Morton side eyeing promotion to the Premiership within three years.McKinnon was unveiled as Jim Duffy’s replacement at Cappielow on Wednesday after penning a one-year rolling contract with The Ton.The 47-year-old had been out of work since parting company with Morton’s Championship rivals Dundee United in October.McKinnon said he shares Morton’s vision of bringing top-flight football to Inverclyde within three seasons, but insisted his initial job was to rebuild a squad which currently has just four first-team players on it’s books. “It gives me that flexibility as to how we want to play and how we recruit.“But we are well aware that we’ve only four players signed so we need to it quickly.”McKinnon departed Tannadice after United endured a sluggish start to their ultimately unsuccessful promotion bid.The former Tangerines midfielder insisted he has no point to prove upon his return to management, though.He continued: “Absolutely not, I’ve no regrets and thought we did an excellent job there.“I’m very pleased with what we achieved and hopefully I can use that experience to become a better manager.“I’m not here to prove anybody wrong, I just feel really energised to be back in football.”Crawford Rae took over duties as Morton chairman in April after his father Douglas stepped down from the role after 20 years in the post.The new club chairman said his intention now was to carry out his dad’s mission of bringing Premiership football to Greenock.
Students in Southwestern Community College’s mechatronics engineering program have created a SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) robot for the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. The students’ creation is not only designed to resolve dangerous situations and reduce damage to property, but it could even save a life.Designed to enter dangerous environments such as hostage situations, SWAT robots relay information through cameras and microphones to law enforcement officials about what is going on inside the building before they enter.“I am so proud of these students and all of their hard work on this project,” said Jim Falbo, SCC’s mechatronics instructor. “I have been doing this (mechatronics) a long time, and I’ve even learned new things while building this robot.”Falbo and the students began building the robot last summer. After approximately 100 hours of work, the SWAT robot, was recently completed according to law enforcement specifications gathered from a survey.“We constructed our prototypes out of cardboard so we could easily see where and how parts needed to be modified,” said Dakoda Hall, a second-year mechatronics engineering student from Bryson City.The robot is operated by a controller with an attached screen that can show in real-time what the robot records on its camera.It also has a microphone, alarm (which has settings so it cannot accidentally go off), and headlights so it can record in the dark.“The SWAT robot is very cost-effective,” said Falbo. “These robots that you see on the news cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to make. The one we built cost just under $4,000 and comes with a life-time of repairs from SCC’s mechatronics program.”The robot and its controller are battery-operated and are re-charged by being put back in the case and plugged into a wall outlet.The case is light enough that it can be picked up and put in the back seat of a law enforcement car.The battery life lasts around two hours when the robot is operating and moving, but the robot can be stationary and record for up to eight hours.While the robot cannot go up and down stairs, it can easily be picked up and set where it needs to be and go 300 – 400 feet away from the controller.“We have also set up a system for start-up, shut-down and general operation of the robot,” said Franklin resident Sergei Gubarev, also a second-year mechatronics engineering technology student.Other mechatronics students that were involved in building the robot include: Tyler Wolf, Cody Epps, Cody Cloer, Cameron Kuhn, Chace Morgan and Ben Mills.The robot features “claws” that are designed to carry a bag phone to and from law enforcement officials so they can communicate. The robot can grab onto the straps of the bag and then-upon prompting from the controller-release the straps.“The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is stoked to be getting this robot,” said Falbo. “We encourage any other law enforcement departments to reach out to us if they are interested in one of these robots. We would like to make this an annual project.”
On December 31st, 2018 an interesting article appeared in the New York Times. It was titled “Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars“. It wasn’t a lazy review of some crazy future book. The fourth industrial revolution is here and our tools seem to be testing us. And some of us are running out of patience. The world is reacting to change. Like in Arizona, people were pelting stones at driverless cars! Including one man who jumped in front of one driverless car and waved a gun at it saying, ‘he despises it’!ENERGY REVOLUTIONSEvery revolution is about a shift in energy. From physical to mechanical. From mechanical to digital.The first industrial revolution (sometime between 1760 – 1840 or so) had the power of ‘steam’ as its thrust area. Steam. Steel. Machine tools. Industrial looms. And the like. The second industrial revolution a.k.a “The technological revolution”, is about scale. Electricity. Petroleum. Iron & Steel. Railroads. Turbines. Engines. Etc. And the like. Perhaps a mention of Fredrick Taylor and his management principles is due. The second industrial revolution happened between 1870-1914. The third industrial revolution is the giant shift from mechanical to digital. Commencing sometime from the late 50s when computers began to make their first appearance. An important marker on the ground was the movement of music from vinyl records to CDs in the 80s!Some argue that the fourth is primarily a continuation of the the 3rd. Obviously, it’s not that simple. Wearable devices. Implants. Networked devices. Data. Robotics. Internet of things. All point to a fusing of the physical, biological and digital. REACTING TO CHANGEExample after example from history points to non linear change leading to a forceful response . Every significant change that disrupted an existing status quo provoked people of that time. Be that a wave of dismissal, royal proclamation or violent protests! IS IT DIFFERENT THIS TIME?If change is natural, so must our reactions to it. Isn’t it? Only this time, the scale of change isnt quite the same. Changes that are reaching us are more intense, simultaneous, interconnected like never before. Klaus Schwab, who wrote “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” speaks of the difference in terms of Scale, Scope and complexity. The fusion of physical, digital and biological worlds will break boundaries of a number of disciplines. From economics to research. From biology to technology. Artificial Intelligence is changing professions. Lawyers. Doctors. Construction engineers. Construction engineers. Armed Forces. You name a domain and a passing lark will point to how AI and related stuff is sitting outside the door. The ramifications of such sweeping change presents dilemmas at scale. Most of it dished out simulataneously. Complex and interwoven, mankind’s sense of preservation is being tested. The scenario of mankind not cherishing all the progress made by its own is real. Worse, it is already happening every day. THERE IS SOMETHING MORE The fourth industrial revolution has in it an innate ability to amplify and showcase the inequalities that are omni present in the world. These inequalities have been a result of a thinking that gave ‘Capital’ a lot more heft. Perhaps this time it will be a tad different with ‘talent’ getting more attention than before. The amplification of inequalities and the new opportunity to amplify independent voice is a different deal. This change is not the usual change! IN SEARCH OF NEW FRAMEWORKS AND NEW MENTAL MODELSWays of thinking and working that aided us all these years are coming apart now. Not because they are wrong but because, they were designed for a different era. The new age citizen needs a new assortment of skills and mind maps. Needless to say that holds true for leaders and leadership as well. Klaus Schwab notes, “We need leaders who are emotionally intelligent, and able to model and champion co-operative working. They’ll coach, rather than command; they’ll be driven by empathy, not ego. The digital revolution needs a different, more human kind of leadership”.We need to keep thinking and talking about this. It is only in our interest to do the same. Originally posted on Full Bloom blog.