Paul Hollings

1,147 Added | 4 Magazines | 36 Likes | 14 Following | 289 Followers | @paulhollings1 | Eclectic, auto-didactic and imaginative always looking for new ideas and insights I work as a Senior Manager in Vocational Education and Training

Air New Zealand Grounds Two 787s After Engine Inspections

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Air New Zealand

Multiple incidents wreak havoc on Auckland's Southern Motorway

New Zealand<p>Multiple incidents wreak havoc on Auckland's Southern Motorway<p>Source:<p>With multiple incidents wreaking havoc on Auckland's Southern …

New Zealand

These Countries Changed Their Names. Here's How It Worked Out.

Swaziland's change to eSwatini is the latest in a series of shifts in country names around the world. Here's a look back at some of the most famous.<p>To celebrate his 50th birthday, Africa’s last absolute monarch changed the name of his country. Instead of Swaziland, it will now be known as the …

Travel Photography

Jacinda Ardern wears Māori cloak to Buckingham Palace

New Zealand leader in Kahu huruhuru praised as proud moment for female leaders and Māori worldwide<p>New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has caused a stir with a striking image of her walking the halls of Buckingham Palace swathed in a traditional Māori cloak during this week’s Commonwealth …

New Zealand

Five ways China's past has shaped its present

<b>To understand today's headlines about China's approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, turn to its past.</b><p>The country is perhaps more aware of its own history than any other major society on earth. That remembering is certainly partial - events like Mao's Cultural …

China

Engineers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream

Vikram Rangnekar grew up in Mumbai, studied computer science at the University of Delaware, and by the waning days of the Obama administration had …

Immigration

China is obsessed with stopping jaywalkers — and is now spraying them with water

China is so desperate to stop jaywalkers it's turned to spraying them with water.<p>In Daye, in the central Hubei province, one pedestrian crossing has had a number of bright yellow bollards installed that spray wayward pedestrians' feet with water mist.<p>The pilot system works by using a laser sensor …

World Health Organization

This "Pregnant Leftie" Did More This Week Than You Have All Year

TFW you're growing a human and need to secure a multi-billion dollar trade deal.<p>The world's youngest female world leader, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, has spent the week abroad chatting trade with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, feminism with Justin Trudeau, and we'll never know what …

New Zealand

Tim Cook: People don't want iOS and MacOS merged

If you've had some kind of fantasy about MacOS features on your iPad, Tim Cook is putting that dream to rest.<p>Despite rumours of allowing developers …

Apps

Elon Musk’s advice for when you’re dragged into useless meetings

Were Elon Musk to write a guide to business etiquette, it would likely be a slim volume, though a lively read, if his recent email to employees is any guide.<p>Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, is reportedly pushing to double production, beginning in June, of the company’s Model 3 compact car, an …

Tesla

Haley sets a red line for Trump

The U.N. ambassador made crystal clear after initially being blamed for 'confusion' on Russia sanctions that she will not tolerate public humiliation quietly.<p>In the span of 24 hours, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has done what none of her colleagues in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet …

Donald Trump

Heartsick Boy Asks If Atheist Dad Is In Heaven. Pope Francis Reveals The Answer With A Hug.

A tearful little boy grappling with big existential questions after the death of his father received some touching words of consolation from Pope Francis.<p>The poignant moment between the pontiff and the child on Sunday highlighted Francis’ enduring emphasis on prioritizing mercy.<p>The child, whom …

Pope Francis

Lonely Planet names the most stunning buildings in the world

How many have you visited?

European Travel

Russia is desperately trying to save its only aircraft carrier — that's outdated and plagued with problems

Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, will undergo a repair and refitting process that will take a minimum of three years to complete. The process will be done at Russia's 35th Ship Repairing Yard in Murmansk, a city in northwest Russia.<p>The biggest problems with the carrier are its …

Military

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Terminally ill dad saves more than $200k bringing in cancer drugs from India

A Kiwi dad who's dying of lung cancer has been bypassing the Pharmac system to get cheap pharmaceuticals directly from India - and says thousands of …

Generic Drugs

A plan to put beds on planes

Airbus recently announced that it has entered into a partnership with Zodiac Aeropsace, a French aviation-equipment company, to develop “lower-deck …

Long Haul

Nasa to launch Tess on hunt for 20,000 new worlds

Telescope hitching ride on a SpaceX rocket designed to spot alien worlds<p>If the vagaries of weather and rocket science do not intervene, the most ambitious search for alien worlds around the brightest stars in the sky will begin on Monday with the launch of Nasa’s newest planet-hunting …

Universe

Why asking questions could make you a great leader

Most of us can agree on some of the qualities that define great business leaders. The best leaders are decisive, inspirational, and insightful. …

Leadership

These are the most popular business schools with employers

Higher education group QS has released its annual guide to the best universities in the world, including breakdowns for the leading institutions by …

Business School

What does the perfect space for creative thinking look like?

Auckland residents could face another week without power following storm

Vector workers have been kept busy dealing with widespread power cuts across Auckland.<p>At least 500 Auckland households and businesses are still …

Weather

Netflix Sees Itself as the Anti-Apple

Streaming service Netflix is famous for its unique culture. The most well-known example is the company’s no-vacation policy, which allows employees …

Social Media

Alan Kay: The genius behind Steve Jobs

One of my all-time tech heroes surfaced on Quora this week to tell the story behind this 11-year-old photograph.<p>For more, please login, subscribe or …

Steve Jobs

New study reveals catastrophic death toll from a nuclear attack

<b>What would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in your backyard? A chilling new study estimates the death toll from an attack on New Zealand.</b><p>Conflict …

North Korea

The Doctored 'Memoir' of a Jewish Boy Kidnapped by the Vatican

Edgardo Mortara’s autobiography is roiling Catholic-Jewish relations—based on the false assumption that the text is accurate.<p>After a century and a half, the story of six-year-old Edgardo Mortara—a Jewish boy who was kidnapped by the Vatican—has once again become the subject of acrimonious …

Christianity

GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – The March of Folly continues – Labour and the Greens fall into lock-step – the airport rail debacle

Airports

Start-up Farmster puts Aucklanders' backyards to use into return for veges

Chris Skelton/STUFF<p>Farmster founder Ben Mayson gave up corporate life to pursue his passion for gardening by setting up a residential farming …

Vegetables

'Trump, Brexit, rise of far right result of not rethinking immigration'- economist

Economic experts are warning we need to rethink our immigration policy to avoid a backlash against immigrants.<p>Consulting Economist Julie Fry says …

Immigration

When supersonic is too slow, go hypersonic

Boeing and Rolls-Royce invest in Reaction Engines, a British company developing a hypersonic propulsion system that's part rocket, part jet engine.<p>Since the last flight of the Concorde 15 years ago, plenty of aerospace companies have been trying to keep the dream of faster-than-sound flight alive …

Aviation