The Ghatkopar crashSingh cites the example of the investigations into the crash of a Beechcraft King Air aircraft in Mumbai, in 2018, that led to the death of five people. The aircraft was on a test flight, and was operated by UY Aviation, a charter service.The investigations, led by an Assistant Director at DGCA, point to an error of judgement by the crew, leading to the crash. While that may have been the conclusion, some of the other observations, says Singh, point to serious deficiencies in regulation. … [Read more...] about Air India Express crash | Do investigators take the easy way out by blaming pilots?
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Audible, the audiobooks company owned by Amazon, has been headquartered in Newark since 2007 and has made an effort over the past 13 years to integrate itself into the community. As the economic devastation of the coronavirus became evident in Newark, a city that has seen decades of disinvestment, Audible began reaching out to its community partners, such as the nonprofit Newark Alliance and the office of Newark mayor Ras J. Baraka, to plan a response. In early April, the company launched Newark Working Kitchens, a program to reopen struggling restaurants by paying them to cook meals and deliver them to the neediest residents in the city. … [Read more...] about The creative way Amazon’s Audible is helping restaurants survive COVID-19
This is where gaming comes in. This isn’t something that has just been brought about over the past few months; the growth of the industry and the powerful success that the sector has had in engaging with its fans over recent years has been phenomenal. The prioritization of user engagement has seen games companies constantly exploring new ways to deliver content to consumers. Think about the ability to add new powers within a game, unlock a level, or introduce a new character. … [Read more...] about Sports and gaming are melding into one—and it’s the future
“It is critical to provide new ways to access Wawa, increase convenience, and provide new options for service,” Terri Micklin, Wawa’s director of construction, said when the drive-through strategy was unveiled. “We are hoping to learn from the layout, workflow, and traffic flow at this location, as we continue to explore alternatives for longer-term application to our stores post-COVID-19.” … [Read more...] about How convenience store chains such as Circle K and 7-Eleven are morphing in the COVID-19 era
The often-cited 1972 research on nonverbal communication from Dr. Albert Mehrabian birthed the assertion that 93% of communication is nonverbal. Even as the percentages of this research continue to be explored and sometimes rejiggered, we generally accept that other modalities of communication such as body language and facial expression shape our perceptions of another person and how we respond to them. Without these nonverbal signals, we have a less complete experience of others and are more easily influenced by a group’s overall opinion. … [Read more...] about Science explains why we’re so much more bold online, especially now