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YPO anuncia os vencedores do Global Innovation Award de 2018

A premiação é destinada a líderes globais que dão início a revoluções inovadoras, transformadoras e inspiradoras

DALLAS, May 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A YPO, principal organização de liderança de diretores executivos, anunciou os vencedores do Global Innovation Awards, como parte de sua terceira Semana de Inovação da YPO. O Global Innovation Awards premia esses membros da YPO que iniciaram inovações revolucionárias que inspiram transformações positivas.

Além de reconhecer os principais inovadores entre mais de 25.000 membros da YPO em 130 países, o Global Innovation Awards também reconhece o principal inovador da África e o principal inovador jovem adulto, que é filho de um membro da YPO (com idade entre 17 e 29).

“Todos os anos, a YPO tem essa incrível oportunidade de premiar e destacar esses importantes inovadores que estão deixando uma marca indelével em todo o mundo. O Global Innovation Awards destaca quem está abrindo caminho para a criação de empresas de pensamento vanguardista e de oportunidades significativas agora e para a geração atual e para as futuras gerações”, disse Keith Alper, Presidente da Semana de Inovação da YPO.

Durante o mês de maio, a Semana de Inovação da YPO de 2018 irá conectar empreendedores influentes, inovadores e líderes de pensamento para trocar ideias sobre inspiração, inovações e transformação através de mais de 50 eventos característicos, transmissões de vídeo interativas e eventos livestream em todo o mundo. A YPO anunciou o principal inovador africano na Africa Ignite, em Nairóbi, Quênia, e o vencedor do Global Innovation Award em Nova York.

Vencedores do Global Innovation Award de 2018

Global Innovation Award – Harjit Gill, X-Halo
Harjit Gill é o CEO do X-Halo, primeiro dispositivo do mundo a detectar o início de doenças respiratórias antes de qualquer sinal de sintoma. Conectado a um smartphone, o dispositivo é o único a oferecer avisos precoces da doença e rastrear a saúde do pulmão medindo a temperatura da respiração.

Com o dispositivo, uma vez que os sinais são detectados, os pacientes podem implementar mudanças no estilo de vida e nas opções de medicação para gerenciar qualquer problema em potencial a um custo acessível e em casa.

Global Innovation Award – Principal inovador africano – Yariv Cohen, Ignite Power
Yariv Cohen é o CEO da Ignite Power, um desenvolvedor e financiador pan-africano de soluções de energia limpa. Uma dessas soluções é um sistema de energia solar para residências da zona rural que se integra com serviços de movimentações financeiras via dispositivos móveis para um modelo de pagamento de energia de acordo com o uso e empréstimo que custa apenas US$4 por mês.

A Ignite Power conectou quase 500.000 pessoas à energia solar segura e possui projetos que atingiriam 10 milhões em 2021.

Global Innovation Award – Nova geração da YPO – Leslie Lim, Cicil
Leslie Lim é Cofundador da Cicil, uma startup de aceleradores de plataformas da Google focada em fornecer acesso financeiro ao segmento de estudantes universitário indonésios menos favorecidos. A Cicil oferece pequenos empréstimos a estudantes, ajudando-os de várias maneiras, incluindo o financiamento de notebooks e tablets, equipamento esportivo e muito mais.

“Parabéns aos homenageados com o Global Innovation Award de 2018, pois eles destacam a inovação e a amplitude de talentos da rede global da YPO”, disse Scott Mordell, CEO da YPO. “Esses inovadores estão acelerando o que vem por aí e abrindo o caminho para o futuro”.

Finalistas
Entre os finalistas do Global Innovation Awards da YPO, incluem-se:

Jerry Callahan, Fundador e CEO da Heatworks
Jerry Callahan é o inventor da Tecnologia de matriz ôhmica, que combina uma variedade de eletrodos de grafite com um mecanismo de controle digital, fornecendo um método puro e efetivo de aquecimento de água que usa água como elemento aquecedor ao invés de elementos de aquecimento metálicos.

Nicolas Durand, CEO e Fundador da Abionic
Nicolas Durand é o CEO e Fundador da Abionic, que desenvolveu a abioSCOPE, a primeira e mais rápida plataforma de diagnósticos baseada em uma gota de sangue para melhorar o disgnóstico médico no ponto de prestação de cuidados.

George Kurtz, Presidente, CEO e Cofundador da CrowdStrike
George Kurtz é o Presidente, CEO e Cofundador da CrowdStrike, uma empresa de tecnologia de cibersegurança altamente reconhecida por sua abordagem orientada para a nuvem que impede violações. A tecnologia da CrowdStrike — a plataforma Falcon — estabeleceu um novo padrão de ajuda às organizações para impedirem violações, estendendo-se para além de malwares para evitar ataques direcionados, independentemente de sua origem ou técnica.

Sunil Lalvani, Diretor Administrativo da Binatone Lifestyle Ltd.
Sunil Lalvani fundou o Project Maji para enfrentar o desafio global da água ao projetar e desenvolver quiosques de água movidos a energia solar em comunidades rurais da África Subsaariana para oferecer água potável. Atualmente, o Project Maji proporciona água limpa a 15.000 pessoas em 11 locais, com o objetivo de expandir para um milhão de pessoas em 2025.

Christina Lomasney, Presidente, CEO e Cofundadora da Modumetal, Inc.
Christina Lomasney é a Presidente, CEO e Cofundadora da Modumetal, que fabrica uma nova classe de metais em nanocamadas que são mais fortes, mais leves e mais duráveis que os metais e ligas convencionais. Embora derivem das mesmas matérias-primas básicas, como metais convencionais, as ligas nanolamindas da Modumetal podem ser usadas quase em todos os lugares onde metais e ligas são usados hoje, ao mesmo tempo em que oferecem melhorias de desempenho significativas em relação a metais convencionais.

Bob White, Presidente e CEO da Entellus Medical, Inc
Bob White é o Presidente e CEO da Entellus Medical, Inc, que criou o XprESS ENT Dilation System. O sistema, que tratou mais de 200.000 até o momento, é usado para tratamento minimamente invasivo de pacientes adultos e pediátricos com sinusite crônica e recorrente. Pacientes tratados com o sistema passaram por uma recuperação mais rápida, menos sangramento, menos uso de medicação para dor e menos debridamento.

Lee Zheng, Proprietário da Smart Technologies and Investment Ltd. e Fundador e CEO da PIN Genie
Lee Zheng é o proprietário da Smart Technologies and Investment e Fundador e CEO da PIN Genie. A PIN Genie é uma inovação da tecnologia PIN. Essa tecnologia patenteada altamente segura e à prova de espiadas pode ser aplicada em dispositivos que exigem o uso de PIN, impossibilitando que outras pessoas espionem um PIN e oferecendo mais segurança e conveniência aos usuários.

Sobre a Semana de Inovação da YPO

A Semana de Inovação da YPO é uma série de mais de 50 eventos conduzidos em mais de 30 países de 7 a 11 de maio de 2018, apresentando inovadores dinâmicos globais que estarão reunidos para compartilhar as melhores estratégias comerciais, bem como percepções oportunas e relevantes que estão alimentando a inovação e moldando o futuro do comércio global na próxima década.

Através de eventos característicos da Semana de Inovação, transmissões de vídeo interativas ao vivo e eventos livestream, os líderes comerciais irão aprender a como manter o ritmo com tendências de inovação em uma escala global, inovar e revolucionar as práticas do setor, nutrir e desenvolver ideias de criação de valor nas organizações e impactar positivamente comunidades, setores e o mundo.

Sobre a YPO

A principal organização de liderança de diretores-executivos do mundo.

A YPO é a plataforma global de engajamento, aprendizagem e crescimento de diretores-executivos. Os membros da YPO aproveitam o conhecimento, a influência e a confiança dos líderes das empresas mais influentes e inovadoras do mundo para inspirar empresas, pessoal, família e impacto na comunidade.

Hoje, a YPO capacita mais de 25.000 membros em mais de 130 países, de diversos setores e tipos de empresas. No total, as empresas-membro da YPO empregam 16 milhões de pessoas e geram receitas anuais de seis trilhões de dólares.

Liderança. Aprendizagem. Ao longo da vida. Para mais informações, visite YPO.org.

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Police monitoring protest in Komga

Cambridge – Since yesterday Police have been monitoring a protest by the community of Komga outside East London.

The protesters have obstructed the road to the location with stones, logs and burning tyres. As of yet it is unclear of their reason for their activities however it is believed that they are unhappy with the currently appointed local council. There are reports that windows to the local councilor’s house have been damaged, no arrests have been made at this stage. POP is also part of the operation.

Source: South African Police Service

HRDC summit gives hope to young people

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the 3rd Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) summit must provide hope to young people, and must clearly indicate that they know their plight and have solutions.

First, we need to offer practical opportunities for skills development to a very diverse range of young people and adults. This skill set must go well beyond formal education and life skills training.

Our partnerships must include and focus on critical literacy and numeracy and include occupational and professional programmes that lead young people into work and entrepreneurship positions and working people into leadership in their organisations and workplaces, Minister Pandor said.

Minister Pandor was speaking at the 3rd Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) Summit held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

Themed Partnerships revitalising work and learning, the two-day summit, which started on Thursday brought together key industry leaders, labour experts and academics to deliberate on issues, including proposals to deal with youth unemployment and advance empowerment and the 4th Industrial Revolution, amongst others.

Recent statistics point to troubling levels of unemployment, especially among young people.

The Minister said the summit has to help the stakeholders move beyond numbers and into concrete programmes.

The National Development Plan outlined what South Africa needs to do to address poverty, inequality and unemployment. The use of broad-based stakeholder compacts was signalled as a strategic imperative.

The second task we must embrace is creating innovative partnerships to advance our national goals. I’m really pleased to see a significant presence of partners here and I hope the conclusion of our deliberations will be concrete collaboration and shared programmes for young people, the Minister said.

She said she was really pleased that the modus operandi of the HRDC includes a full programme of commissioned research and integration of research outcomes into programmes they initiate.

I believe a significant growth of initiatives is possible.

Abundance of possible partners

The Minister also noted that there is an abundance of possible partners in South Africa and globally, emphasising the need to use them to good effect.

She said in working with the Council, she has been encouraged at seeing the competence of non-governmental organisations and of the trainers in state owned enterprises.

I believe a significant growth in initiatives is possible and believe that as a summit we will be able to report on the advances we have made, she said.

She added that greater efforts should be directed at supporting TVET colleges and community colleges to become premier trade and occupational skills development institutions.

We should build a seamless relationship between the private sector and public institutions and develop successful skills development models through international partnerships.

Our department hopes to work with our colleges to develop innovative specialist focus areas in each region in our country. If we succeed in broadening the programme offerings, develop quality staff and excellent infrastructure, I am convinced we will succeed in the ambitious skills targets of our 2030 strategy, Minister Pandor said.

The HRDC is a national, multi-tiered and multi-stakeholder advisory body chaired by the Deputy President and managed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training.

It is constituted by government, business, organised labour, academia as well as civil society representatives, established to facilitate conditions that promote the optimal participation of all stakeholders in the planning, stewardship, monitoring and evaluation of HRD activities in the country.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Labour Committee Notes Unions’ Announcement on Bus Strike

Parliament� The Acting Chairperson of the Portfolio Committeeon Labour, Ms Sharome van Schalkwyk, has noted the announcement made by theunions involved in the bus strike, and said it looked positive.

This is exciting news especially that the economy was beginning to takea knock and that many people who rely on buses to be connected to economicopportunities were severely affected, Ms Van Schalkwyk said.

We have noted the announcement by the unions and this is an indicationthat they are not far apart with the employers, on substantial issues. Wewelcome also the fact that the offer has generally found support among thegeneral membership of the unions, she said.

The unions involved in the bus strike announced that they have acceptedthe pay rise of 9% for the current year, and 8% for the next financial year. Itwas announced that a task team is set to finalise other issues like the nightallowance and other things.

We urge all the stakeholders to find each other on the matter ofbackdating the increases to 1 April. If the important issues had been agreed tosurely this issue should be tackled with ease, and should not unnecessarilyprolong the industrial action, Ms Van Schalkwyk said.

The committee is excited in the interest of the commuters who sufferedduring this action as much as we respect the workers’ right to fight for betterwages and better working conditions, she said.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

Husband sentenced for murdering his wife: Kimberley

The Northern Cape High Court yesterday (10/05), sentenced former SANDF sergeant, John Thapelo Momogale to 12-years-imprisonment after he was found guilty of murdering his wife, Shelley (26) with an R4 assault rifle at a Kimberley guest house on 5 February 2012.

Momogale was 29-years-old at the time and was convicted for murder with direct intent and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. The victim died on the scene as a result of a gunshot wound to her head after the couple had an altercation at the Boitumelo Jwa Sechaba guest house in Minerva Gardens, Kimberley.

The Court sentenced Mamogale five years for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition (two counts taken together) and ten years imprisonment for murder. The three years of the five-year sentence runs concurrently with the ten-year sentence, meaning that Mamogale will serve an effective jail term of 12 years.

Source: South African Police Service

Cape Town’s Crisis Draws Attention, But Worse Droughts Threaten ...

While the South African city of Cape Town drew international attention when it warned it could run out of water this year, an international charity focused on global water supplies says “slow burning” droughts have wreaked even worse devastation in other parts of Africa.

Jonathan Farr leads work on water security for Water Aid, an organization that works to bring clean water to some of the world’s poorest communities, including in southern Africa.

“We should remember that there are already 844 million people in the world who lack basic access to water,” he said. “More than 8 million of those live in South Africa.”

The El Nino weather pattern has triggered water crises across southern Africa since 2015, causing the region’s worst drought in 35 years, Farr said.

“By the beginning of last year, it affected about 41 million people in countries including Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia and, of course, South Africa,” he said.

And some of those places are in worse shape than Cape Town.

In 2016, Madagascar’s government declared a state of emergency in the country’s south, “with almost a million people facing alarming levels of hunger,” Farr said. Last April, Malawi’s president also declared a state of national disaster, “with 25 out of 28 parts of the country having severe food shortages” related to the drought, Farr added.

In February, Mozambique reduced the water supply by more than half for consumers in its capital city, Maputo, although that order was lifted in April.

Threats across Africa

But water security is threatened across Africa, and not just because of hotter, drier weather.

“Lots of people are moving from rural communities to cities. The cities aren’t ready for this huge influx of people, and so that’s increasing demand for water, but in a very small area,” he said. “So, it does mean there’s huge pressures on particular water basins. The authorities, even those who are reacting well, are dealing with a very serious problem.”

In many southern Africa nations, water is lost through poor infrastructure, lax maintenance and illegal users. And, Farr said, many governments aren’t effectively collecting usage fees, so they lack the money to maintain and expand water systems.

Farr’s organization cooperates with governments, engineers and architects to assess threats to water supplies � everything from leaking infrastructure to improved water quality.

It also helps to build feasible infrastructure: In Maputo, it’s helping Mozambicans tap into unused water basins near the city.

Dramatic deadline

But if droughts are so much more serious in other parts of southern Africa, why are they largely out of the public eye? Why all the attention on Cape Town?

Farr said there are a few reasons for the international community focusing heavily on the city at the southern tip of Africa.

“You’ve got the deadline of Day Zero and that’s dramatic; it captures headlines, and it’s got this looming threat.”

Day Zero is the point at which authorities will be forced to cut water to most homes, so that people will need to line up at distribution points for daily rations. City officials said it would come when water levels in the city’s reservoirs fell to 13.5 percent of capacity.

Earlier this year, Cape Town officials warned that Day Zero would happen by this month, then recalculated to July. Successful conservation efforts and the onset of the annual rainy season have postponed it indefinitely. However, dam levels remain very low, and stringent water restrictions � eased to 87 liters daily per person from 50 earlier this year � remain in place.

Cape Town’s situation also captured the attention of the developed world because the city of 4 million is much more developed than other drought-stricken areas in Africa, with industry and scientific research in the area.

Moreover, it’s a popular international tourist destination.

“So, the potential economic costs there of running out of water are absolutely gigantic,” Farr said. “This is a message that resonates around the world because if Cape Town’s running out of water, there’s lots of cities that also have to look at their own [water] situations and say, ‘Well, maybe this could be us in the not-too-distant future.'”

Cape Town’s conservation efforts, and its plans to invest in alternative water sources, such as groundwater extraction, instead of reservoirs, should be an international example, Farr said.

“It’s not about, ‘Can we spend billions on new infrastructure,'” he said. “It’s not about, ‘Oh, let’s hope for the weather to improve.’ It’s about looking at what are the threats to water, where water comes from and what it’s been used for and can we make sure that’s been done better. And as Cape Town has demonstrated, when you do do it better, you can find significant water resources fairly easily.”

Source: Voice of America