Good news has been in short supply the last 12 months, but for nervous fliers there’s one ray of light: 2016 was one of the safest years in aviation history.Despite some high-profile accidents, the number of airplane crashes has in fact been steadily declining over the last 20 years.And for those still keen to analyze the field, there’s the annual announcement of AirlineRatings.com’s safest airline award.This year the aviation analyst named 20 leading carriers as the world’s best at ensuring passenger protection.
Singapore is next in line if London loses its status as leading business hub in the world.
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In science fiction novel Ender’s Game, the talent and personality of each battle school student is adaptively assessed by the Mind Game, tailored to their interests and individuality. The game was used, in part, to select Ender Wiggin as the young commander who would save the world. And although computer adaptive testing may not have yet reached the stage of the borderline-sentient program envisioned by author Orson Scott Card, these ideas have been with us for some time.
A lot of talented people grapple with the disruption of having to switch jobs or careers and figuring out how their current profession’s skills can be applied in a fulfilling new way. The good news is that other industries may value your talents just as much, if not more, than your existing one. The challenges are understanding what those talents are and packaging them in a way that their value to others is apparent. I made a career switch seven years ago, when I went from working as a reporter at the Fina