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ASX-listed TIP Group has appointed a former strategy consultant Rachel Swift as Chief Strategy Officer.

The appointment sees Rachel – the moderate-aligned Liberal who ran unsuccessfully for Boothby’s seat in this year’s federal election – assume full responsibility for TIP Group’s strategy program and strategy consulting practice.

Rachel brings 18 years of experience in business strategy, healthcare, medical research and management consulting to the financial institution focused on intergenerational wealth transfer.

Prior to her run for Parliament, Rachel was a member of the Board of Trustees of GPEx and the ModMed Institute, and also served on the Federal Department of Health’s Advisory Council on Healthcare Technology and Competitiveness.

A Rhodes Scholar, Rachel has spent the past few years running her own healthcare consulting firm, Swift Outcomes. Previously, she spent a decade with the Boston Consulting Group in the United States and Australia, and served as Chief Strategy Officer for a nonprofit global health institution.

“Rachel is one of the few people in the world who can claim to advise the UN, WHO and world governments on matters of international importance. She is one of an even smaller number of Australians who can add a career in healthcare, science and business to these outstanding achievements – all at an age when most of us were only learning to do a difference,” said Andrew Coleman, CEO of TIP Group.

“I am delighted to have found a woman of her caliber to lead our strategy practice. I can’t think of a single organization that wouldn’t benefit from Rachel’s guidance. »

Commenting on her new challenge, Rachel said, “I see a huge opportunity in this role. First, to impact Australia’s future by helping medium-sized and growing businesses grow because they are the engine of the country. Secondly, given my own expertise, I have an appetite and interest in helping Australian healthcare businesses succeed, as there is so much untapped potential that can be tapped to deliver better health outcomes for all.

“TIP’s vision to transfer knowledge and wealth between generations is important and will be of crucial importance as Australia faces strong headwinds on the economic and health fronts.”

]]> Market concentration: definition, types and formulas https://enfocant.net/market-concentration-definition-types-and-formulas/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 16:30:01 +0000 https://enfocant.net/market-concentration-definition-types-and-formulas/

There are growing fears that markets around the world are becoming less competitive. Low competition means that the major companies hold more market power – they can raise prices and make it difficult for small businesses and startups to enter the market. Another problem with rising prices and profit margins is wage suppression. Workers and consumers suffer from high market concentration (low competition) while big players get richer.

A recent US Market Concentration Study found that more than 75% of U.S. industries have experienced an increase in concentration since the late 1990s. Whether you want to enter a particular market in the U.S. or elsewhere, whether you need market share information of your main competitors or whether you are considering a specific merger, market concentration data can help you make informed decisions.

What is the market concentration?

Market concentration shows the competitive intensity in a particular industry or economy. It shows the extent of production dominance in a specific market by measuring the combined market share of leading companies in that industry. This market share can refer to the percentage of total sales, the number of customers or points of sale, employment statistics and other relevant indicators.

For example, if the top five companies in an industry have more market share than the others combined, that industry is highly concentrated. It may indicate a monopoly or an oligopoly (more on those in a moment), where there is insufficient competition. Low concentration means that larger firms do not have greater market power. They do not influence the total market output in their industry, which makes it very competitive.

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You can use market concentration data to quantify a market structure to determine whether entering that industry or economy is profitable or to identify the impact of a potential merger. It is also a crucial indicator for calculating a location quotient to discover successful local industries.

Location quotient data can help you determine the concentration of employment in a specific region, but you will need firmographic data on employment and annual revenues. The most cost effective and fastest way to get it is to buy it from a data provider like Coresignal.

Determine a market structure

Market concentration data helps you determine a particular market structure in an industry or economy. Understanding their characteristics will improve your decision making.

perfect competition

Perfect or atomistic competition indicates a structure in which several small firms compete for market share, but none have significant market power. None influences the prices because the return is optimal. Supply equals demand, ensuring allocative and productive efficiency. This market structure means that all companies sell identical products or services and earn maximum profits. However, you won’t find it in the real world.

Monopolistic competition

Monopolistic competition occurs when many firms compete for market share but sell slightly different products that are not perfect substitutes. This structure does not have an optimal return and companies can raise prices to some extent.


A monopoly indicates the absence of competition. A business is the sole provider of a particular product or service; it dominates the market and has the power to set high prices because no other company can compete with it.


An oligopoly refers to a structure where a tiny fraction of the market dominates the entire industry. A few large players hold more than 60% of the total market share. They compete or collaborate to control the market, leading to higher prices and lower wages.

How to Calculate Market Concentration

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You can calculate market concentration using the concentration ratio or the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI).

Concentration ratio

You typically consider the top four to eight companies in a sector or economy to calculate the concentration ratio (CR), a sum of the percentage market share of those companies. The lower the ratio, the stronger the competition. A ratio of 50% or less indicates weak competition, while a ratio above 60% indicates oligopoly. A ratio close to or equal to 100% implies a monopoly.

Herfindahl-Hirschman index

You calculate the HHI by squaring each company’s market share percentage and adding the numbers together to get a figure as high as 10,000. An index above 2,000 indicates a highly concentrated market. The HHI is more accurate because it weights leading companies by size. Here is an example of three different markets, each with a four-company concentration ratio of 85%:

1. Market A (low competition)

RC = 40% + 20% + 20% + 5%

HHI = 2440

2. Market B (highly competitive)

RC = 25% + 20% + 20% + 20%

HHI = 1840

3. Market C (monopoly)

RC = 75% + 5% + 3% + 2%

HHI = 5678


Market concentration is an imperfect indicator because market structure and competitive intensity have an ambiguous relationship. Higher concentration does not necessarily indicate a decline in competitiveness – it can also mean competition at work. Don’t just look at market concentration data. Consider other indicators of competitive intensity, such as production, prices, profits, profit margins, and churn rates.

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Five Skills Parents Can Learn to Help Their Children Cope https://enfocant.net/five-skills-parents-can-learn-to-help-their-children-cope/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:02:53 +0000 https://enfocant.net/five-skills-parents-can-learn-to-help-their-children-cope/
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The coronavirus pandemic has affected the mental health of children and adolescents, and therapists are in demand and reserved. But this does not mean that treatment is impossible. In fact, caregivers can learn therapeutic strategies to support, reinforce, and teach our children healthy coping skills.

Experts point to five key skills you can develop to support your child through a crisis, complement therapy once it’s underway, and continue to improve your family’s mental health for years to come.

“Our job is to be a proactive parent and take initiative,” said Mary Alvord, a Rockville, Md.-based psychologist and co-author of “Conquer negative thinking.“Even with suicidal children, a little intervention can go a long way. Avoidance and ignorance will get you nowhere.

Alvord and others have suggested learning these pillars of therapeutic practice.

In our busy lives, it’s easy to absentmindedly listen to our children or bark orders. Attunement helps us notice when children need a deeper level of attention. It strengthens our relationship with our children and helps them better understand themselves and their feelings.

To pay attention. When kids’ routines change or they walk into the room angry, that’s a signal for you to dig deeper. Describe what you see and invite them to share. You might say, “I’ve noticed that you’re spending more time in your room. I wonder if you’re upset about something. Offering a guess can help them get started, both in processing their emotions and in sharing them, said Meag-gan O’Reilly, a psychologist and senior lecturer at Stanford University.

Reflective listening. One of the most powerful tools, reflective listening, can also be the hardest to deploy. It has three steps: listen carefully, paraphrase what you hear, and invite your child to correct your understanding. It’s important to be sincere, use eye contact, get on her level, and shut out distractions. Do not offer opinions or advice; just trying to understand. Phrases such as “I hear you say” and “Let me see if I understood correctly” can help you. For example, when a child is upset with low grades, parents can listen thoughtfully instead of telling the child to study more. This leaves children the opportunity to process their emotions, consider how their choices led to the outcome, and decide how to move forward.

Validation. Know that you may hear responses that worry or upset you. This is when it is crucial to validate your child’s point of view. If you ignore their feelings or try to talk them out of it, they will shut up or argue. “Parents are determined to fix things and give the answer to the kids,” Alvord said. “That’s not how you learn.”

That doesn’t mean you have to agree. Maybe your daughter says she looks ugly in her yearbook photo, said Rockville-based clinical social worker and author Pat Harvey. If you insist on her being beautiful, she may feel invalidated. Instead, you might say, “I understand that you’re disappointed with the way your photos look. I happen to like them; I can understand not.

“You have to touch your child’s pain and disappointment, and none of us want to do that,” Harvey said. When you acknowledge your child’s pain, it actually lessens their struggle and sets the stage for behavior change. “We only listen when we feel heard,” she noted.

Competency 2: Emotional Literacy

When parents develop emotional literacy, they help their children understand their own feelings. Part of that is connecting bodily sensations to emotions, Alvord said. Your fourth year’s stomach aches could be related to swimming trials. Teen headaches can stem from the school stress they feel on their shoulders. “We know the mind and body are connected,” Alvord said, explaining that cognitive behavioral therapy connects feelings, physiology and thoughts to modify behavior.

Know that all emotions are acceptable, even the most unpleasant ones. Naming the emotion helps to tame it, a strategy invented by the authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. As children learn to listen to their emotions, they get better at managing them and predicting how they will feel.

A study from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence involved high school students who tracked their emotions and behavior, with a surprising finding regarding the posting of Photoshopped photos to social media. “The anticipation was, ‘I’m going to feel prettier and more attractive,’ but in the end, they felt worse,” said Marc Brackett, author of “permission to feel” and director of the center, who helped create a free emotion tracking app called How We Feel. “We all need to become emotion scientists, and that includes being self-aware and giving ourselves permission to feel all emotions.”

One of the hardest parenting skills to develop is self-regulation, especially when dealing with your child’s anger or anger. One key is to breathe intentionally. “Take a deep breath and hold your breath for a count of 10,” Alvord said. “It’s amazing how effective it can be.”

Harvey encourages his parent clients to text him when they feel overwhelmed in a difficult time with their children. Sometimes she coaches them via text on what to say, but even when she’s not available, pausing to text helps them respond more skillfully. “By texting me, they got emotional out of each other,” she said. “They thought about it differently.”

You should model self-regulation for your children. Maybe you had a rough day and went for a walk. Explain what you’re doing, says O’Reilly. “They’ll hear that walking is a way to deal with stress,” she said. “Telegraphing your internal process to the outside really gives them clues.”

Self-compassion involves more than cutting yourself a break. There are three defined steps: Acknowledge that you are in pain and be kind to yourself; recognize that you are not alone; and relativize your experiences to moderate your own negative reactivity.

Studies have shown that self-compassion increases well-being, reduces anxiety and depression, and can cushion many health issues, including substance abuse, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation.

Self-compassion “is like portable therapy. Any time that’s a tough time can be transformed,” said Kristin Neff, author of “fierce self-compassionand researcher at the University of Texas at Austin. “It’s a way of being with negative emotions or negative experiences. Are we with mindfulness, connection, kindness, warmth and support? Or are we just blaming ourselves, blaming others, or denouncing reality? »

Emotions are contagious. People are such social creatures that if someone vibrates with anxiety, we’ll probably feel nervous. Parents and children pick up on each other’s emotions – and broadcast them – more easily because of our close relationships.

This is why self-compassion can be so powerful. Parents can exercise self-compassion at any high-intensity time with children. Show self-compassion by speaking out loud, or use it in silence to calm yourself down. Either way, your child benefits.

If children are hard on themselves, telling them to calm down is likely to elicit resistance. Instead, tell them about the steps to self-compassion.

“It’s not just about being soft or complacent or forgiving,” Neff said. “Sometimes it’s about gathering your things and saying, ‘What I need to take care of myself is something uncomfortable that’s going to be good for me in the long run. ”

When you’re frustrated, it’s easy to start labeling your child, even silently. Therapists recommend reframing to open yourself up to other ways of looking at the situation, which helps you see positive paths to follow. Avoid guessing or judging, and instead observe and be open to possibilities.

For example, if your child suddenly gets up to leave the table, you may interpret this as rude. Instead, ask yourself if your child needs quiet time, Harvey said. “We can do a lot about behaviors. We can’t do anything when we put labels on,” she said. “When you make assumptions, we act as if those assumptions are true, so we make all kinds of contracts and negotiations around what we think is the problem.”

Similarly, you can help children reframe by challenging assumptions. If they’re worried you’ll crash and die, talk to them about more realistic possibilities, Alvord said. Help them find their way to optimistic thinking, which sees bad things as temporary and specific. When you’re depressed, you tend to generalize and view bad situations as unchanging.

Ask questions like, “What’s the worst thing that can happen?” Is it always? Is it everyone? Will it last forever or is it temporary? suggested Alvord.

Practicing these five skills will build your child’s resilience. “As parents learn the skills of more effective parenting and really listen to their children, they can nurture their children emotionally, so they can be happy, motivated, and empowered teenagers,” Alvord said.

Do you have a question about parenthood? Ask for La Poste.

Guerrero: In a “Latinas First” strategy, everyone wins https://enfocant.net/guerrero-in-a-latinas-first-strategy-everyone-wins/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:00:03 +0000 https://enfocant.net/guerrero-in-a-latinas-first-strategy-everyone-wins/

The GOP has two words that give it strength: “America First”.

Putting aside the anti-Semitic history of the slogan and the problematic scarcity mindset it promotes, that might seem reasonable enough. Why shouldn’t our elected officials put our country first?

But the phrase is a useful lie to mask the party’s real priorities: to protect beloved billionaires and tax-evading multinational corporations, which certainly don’t put America first.

Opinion columnist

John Guerrero

Jean Guerrero is the author, most recently, of “Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda”.

Here’s a slogan-worthy strategy that would have benefit the nation as a whole: “Latinas First”.

According to a new report from the USC Equity Research Institute in partnership with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a Latina empowerment nonprofit, Latino leadership tends to have a ripple effect that helps larger communities.

We’re not talking about innate racial differences between Latinas and others; such ideas are pseudoscience, despite what a growing number of Republicans seem to believe. Latino leaders tend to advocate for the greater good because they’re more likely to have had “lived experience of being working class, experiencing economic hardship, seeing exclusion,” me said Manuel Pastor, a USC sociologist and co-author of the report.

Latinas may identify as black, indigenous, white, or mixed race. Many are mothers. Some are immigrants or daughters and granddaughters of immigrants. And they often fight for the most vulnerable in society.

We can expect that anything that uplifts Latinas will also uplift everyone around them. But Latinos receive less than 2% of US philanthropic dollars. “It’s just plain criminal that the level of investment in Latino leadership is so low when there’s such a high return for everyone,” Pastor said. The high return is especially true of Latinas, who naturalize and vote at a higher rate than Latinos. They are the ones who persuade men and other family members to vote and get vaccinated.

Investing in Latinas has what Pastor calls a “multiplier effect” evidenced by the effectiveness of promotoras, or Latinas who go door-to-door to connect entire communities to health care and other services, including translating public information into Spanish and Indigenous languages.

The case for investing in Latinas is particularly clear in California, where Latinas are the mothers of more than half of the state’s children, according to the report. They make up 39% of women in the state and play the biggest role in nurturing its youth. Putting Latinas in California first means putting families and California’s future first.

We’ve already seen the transformative work Latinas in the state can do: from labor icon Dolores Huerta organizing farm workers to believe “Sí se puede,” to LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis securing spaces greens, cleansing of toxins and affordable housing for long neglected areas. . Former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez fought to raise the minimum wage and is now making a difference as head of the California Federation of Labor. Many other Latin rulers create a statewide makeover.

Governor Gavin Newsom has recognized the essential role of Latinas for progress. On Wednesday, he nominated Judge Patricia Guerrero to be the next chief justice of the California Supreme Court — the court’s first Latina chief justice.

But improvements in public sector representation for Latinas wouldn’t happen without the lobbying of fellow Latinas who have made it through. “It didn’t happen overnight or by mistake,” Hope CEO Helen Iris Torres told me. “It happened because we created an environment where Latinas have the opportunity to run for office.”

Latinos interviewed in the report spoke of solidarity as a key value. That’s why it’s important to replicate the public sector empowerment of Latinas in the private sector, with more Latinas on boards and commissions and in leadership positions. Their success would reverberate. As the report states, “In a state that consistently ranks among the top five states in terms of income inequality, it is essential to have leaders who realize that their rise through the ranks requires that they reach out to others.”

But at all levels of education, Latinas earn less than non-Latinas despite their contributions. That’s partly because most don’t have access to the same networks of wealthy donors and mentors as white women. Organizations like HOPE’s Leadership Institute aim to fill that gap.

Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš, a 40-year-old Latina mother from Tijuana who lives in Chula Vista, California, graduated from the institute in 2013. She is the founder and executive director of Azul, a grassroots group that focuses on working with Latinos on ocean and coastal conservation.

Early in her career as an environmental justice advocate, she struggled to see herself in some leadership roles in government.

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” she told me.

Gutiérrez-Graudiņš found herself surrounded mostly by whites and non-Spanish speakers in her field. After learning alongside other Latino leaders through HOPE, she gained confidence and joined the board of the California Coastal Conservancy. She brought her perspective as a Latina to the campaign for the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, back when many people thought Latinos wouldn’t recycle.

She knew that wasn’t true from watching her grandmother. “She had her own reusable bag, nothing fancy,” she told me. “But we are used to being judicious with natural resources.”

Last month, Azul released a poll showing that Spanish-speaking households are more progressive on environmental and climate issues than English-speaking households. When she’s not fighting to save the Earth, Gutiérrez-Graudiņš shatters stereotypes. “I know I can’t fix everything, but I definitely want to try,” she said. “And I think that’s a community value: that collectivism and looking out for each other.”

When we put Latinas first, we put the whole country first and make it the best we can.


These new courses will improve your skills and advance your career https://enfocant.net/these-new-courses-will-improve-your-skills-and-advance-your-career/ Sun, 14 Aug 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://enfocant.net/these-new-courses-will-improve-your-skills-and-advance-your-career/

With the rebranding, SIM is redefining its relationship with its stakeholders and enabling learners to flourish, whatever their life stage. “We are positioning ourselves as an institution of innovative learning solutions to meet the demands of the future of work,” adds Seah.

The long and rich history of SIM

Since 1964, SIM has been training professionals and business leaders to strengthen Singapore’s economy. According to last year’s figures, it has developed about 11,000 professionals through its 460 executive and business programs.

With its rich history and expertise in education and training, SIM is at the forefront of the skills organizations and individuals need to thrive in today’s economy. Designed to meet the needs of companies looking for integrated and personalized training solutions, the corporate solutions complement SIM Academy’s professional development arm, which is focused on employee development and upskilling.

Enterprise Solutions programs are tailored to each organization, given the unique challenges faced by different businesses. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), for example, may face resource and infrastructure issues, while large multinationals may try to identify ways to develop talent in their organization from the ground up to the C – after.

Depending on the skills an organization wishes to develop – whether it’s systems thinking for ecosystem collaboration, leadership or human capital for high performance and hyper-growth – SIM can develop bespoke programs , emphasizing hands-on learning and deliverables to reskill its employees.

Taking the development of individuals to heart

Constantly evolving to stay relevant in an ever-changing world, SIM has also updated its highly effective professional development program, which has been offered since its inception in 1964.

An upcoming professional development program will focus on learning the skills required for the position of Chief Learning Officer (CLO).

ATXvSKC quotes: “It’s a lack of focus on the big moments in the game” https://enfocant.net/atxvskc-quotes-its-a-lack-of-focus-on-the-big-moments-in-the-game/ Sun, 14 Aug 2022 03:48:06 +0000 https://enfocant.net/atxvskc-quotes-its-a-lack-of-focus-on-the-big-moments-in-the-game/

Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes after Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Austin FC

On what went well in the first half and what went wrong in the second half…

This is not what went well but what went wrong. These are just very special actions in the game: three set pieces, three goals. The third was total laziness on our part, the equalizer. Whatever the last group is, it’s supposed to get to the top of the box and keep the (Austin) players offside. He would have been offside and it wouldn’t have been a goal. We don’t go out, he’s free and he gets a free shot. First, we don’t go out. Second, if you’re not going out, at least go win a ball in the air. The guy lets the ball go over his head and he hits it with a side volley. This means the ball is about three feet off the ground. We don’t have anyone who can’t clear the ball at that height.

We just lose focus on the three set pieces, which puts us in a draw. That’s basically it. Then they score their fourth goal because once again, we sleep at the back. Unfortunately, it’s a lack of focus on the big moments of the game.

On Sporting’s concession of Austin’s third and fourth goals…

It’s not just the bottom line. The third goal (Austin) is a free kick, so it’s not just the baseline at that point. I should review the game, but I don’t know who all the guys who kept it were, but that’s not just the bottom line. On their fourth goal, it’s not just the baseline in this situation.

On the performances of Willy Agada and Erik Thommy…

There’s a reason we scored three goals. These guys were directly related to them. That’s the good thing, but again, I’ve said it before. You have games where you score goals and you have games where you allow goals. Today we scored goals, but we couldn’t manage the moments when we had to, and that’s a lack of concentration.

MultiVersus Batman Moveset & Strategy Guide https://enfocant.net/multiversus-batman-moveset-strategy-guide/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 16:16:00 +0000 https://enfocant.net/multiversus-batman-moveset-strategy-guide/

Warner Bros.’ new platform fighter MultiVersus recently surpassed 10 million players just weeks after release. It is the first platform hunter to seriously threaten Smash Bros. with a range of relatively iconic characters. Many gamers turn to one of the DC Universe’s most iconic representatives, Batman, due to his high damage output and incredible mobility.

As a brawler, Batman usually wants to be on the front lines of a fight, but he’s also quite capable of attacking from a distance with his batarangs and batbombs. Batman has a variety of tools in his arsenal that give him some of the highest damage combos in the game. His mobility and utility are also top notch, as his unique passive “ninja training” makes him faster while being invisible and weakens his attacks. Batman can also hold jump to hover and dodge straight through the air from the ground, giving him advanced mobility options.

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What to know about Batman’s Moveset

Batman’s moveset focuses on supreme mobility and speed to quickly overwhelm opponents before disappearing into the shadows of his special Smoke Bomb. Several of Batman’s moves are useful for quickly moving around the stage. Its special side is a grappling hook that can grab both characters and the stage, which means it can be used to chase opponents or recover from the stage. His special air down is a quick divekick that can be directed side-to-side, which is very useful for surprising enemies from the air.

Batman’s normal attacks are pretty standard, with a few exceptions. His ground attack can be reused on hit to unleash a more powerful kick. His aerial and side attacks also have a more powerful second hit. The side air finisher sends opponents at a downward angle, so it’s extremely effective as an offstage combo ending. His ground side attack and up attack are both standard, side combo and up throw. Its air attack is a standard spike.

The most complicated and unique parts of Batman’s moveset are his neutral attack and his neutral special, the batarang and the bat. Batman’s batarang is a rechargeable, aimable projectile that returns to Batman if it does not hit an opponent. Even if it hits, the batarang will fall and Batman can pick it up, shortening the projectile’s cooldown. The Bat Bomb can be attached to enemies after Batman hits them. It can also be attached to the batarang to become a projectile. The Bat Bomb explodes after a time, dealing damage and knockback upwards to the opponent if they don’t dodge.

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Strategies and combos to play as Batman

True to character, Batman struggles to kill and requires a lot of build-up time to become truly powerful. His combos and neutral play are hard to master, but definitely worth a shot, as good Batman players will have more fun in MultiVersus than most other characters as they zoom into the scene and deal 70 damage. Using Batman’s unrivaled movement options to outwit opponents is key to his game plan.

In neutral, putting down your smoke canister is a good starting point. It boosts Batman’s already ridiculous speed and applies weakened to his attacks with the added bonus of making him invisible. Dodgejumping with a side air out of smoke at full speed will catch tons of players off guard, opening them up to a monstrous combo. Constantly using the batarang is necessary in neutral and combos, so learning how to aim it well is a must.

For combos, always start by equipping a bat if there is no longer a cooldown. If the combo is long enough, the bat will explode before they have a chance to dodge, dealing extra damage and further extending the combo. The side air is a great opening on a grounded opponent, as it leads to two side attack hits on the ground. From there, Batman can either perform a special attack to finish the combo on a high damage opponent, or go for a batarang extension.

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Batarangs can be used very effectively in the middle of a combo, and they will instantly cool when Batman picks them up. Batarang can be canceled with a forward dodge, leaving opponents open for two more ground attack hits. Capitalizing on beat-bombs is another tricky optimization: either the opponent will be hit by the explosion, putting them in hitstun for a free follow-up, or they’ll dodge just as it explodes. This predictable dodge can be easily punished.

For edge protection, Batman can use his low air, side air, or batarang to land quick ringtones on opponents, which he normally struggles with.

Ideal partners for Batman

Batman’s main weakness is his inability to take down opponents easily. He’s not lacking in damage, mobility, or utility, so the only thing Batman really needs in a partner are powerful kill moves. Examples of ideal partners would be hard-hitting murderers like Shaggy or ringout specialists like Finn the Human, though every character in the game enjoys Batman’s extreme damage and unparalleled speed.

These rescue dogs show off their acting skills in a hilarious public service announcement https://enfocant.net/these-rescue-dogs-show-off-their-acting-skills-in-a-hilarious-public-service-announcement/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 23:07:55 +0000 https://enfocant.net/these-rescue-dogs-show-off-their-acting-skills-in-a-hilarious-public-service-announcement/

Envy, Zain and Trek are three of the most adorable dogs you will ever meet. These Pennsylvania pups are showing off their talent on social media, showing off the tricks they’re constantly learning and proving what a loving family they are.

But that’s not all, the cute furry friends recently went viral for a series of clips featuring a very informative public service announcement titled ‘Heyyy Stranger’. Two of the puppies can be seen repeating a dialogue, with one of them explaining why it’s not a good idea to talk to strangers, no matter how friendly.

The first part of the series already has 4.3 million views on TikTok. “Let’s see if a stranger asks you to get in his van, shall we?” one of the dogs asks, and the other replies, “Absolutely, I love meeting new friends,” giving even more reasons why he should say no right from the start.

The second video begins with the two dogs roleplaying, and it looks like one of them is having a hard time saying no after being offered candy. Reaching 10.9 million views so far and lots of lovely comments.

“All my favorite candy, I would probably participate in it too,” one person wrote, while someone else commented, “So talented doggos. Very well done, amazing acting skills,” adding, “ They should show this in the schools.

The dog family are known for having fun with their owner Kelly while making their entertaining videos including very helpful tips, including a demo video that shows ‘Everything you need to know to crate train your dog’ .

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Through the Data Science program, students will engage with statistical methods, algorithms, data structures, and machine learning while gaining a critical understanding of the data life cycle and analytics. Courses in statistics, computer science and applied fields such as government, environmental science and sociology will introduce the societal impact of data science and ethical concerns such as the right to privacy and the data validity.

“I think it’s a huge boost for [students’] post-graduate plans, especially if they plan to go and work in a data-driven field,” said Chinthaka Kuruwita, associate professor of statistics and director of the data science program. “Employers don’t just want pack animals; they need people who can think with data. Our Data Science degree develops the right amount of technical expertise along with other skills essential to our modern world.

The new concentration responds to the growing demand in academia, government and business for employees with the quantitative, statistical and technological expertise to collect and analyze large data sets. Already, several Hamilton students have worked with professors over the past few years to create bespoke data science concentrations.

“Employers don’t just want pack animals; they need people who can think with data. Our Data Science degree develops the right amount of technical expertise along with other skills essential to our modern world.

“I remember when I first taught the higher statistics seminar in 2012, we only had five students. Now our statistics seminars are running at full capacity, sometimes with excessive registrations. So it’s clear that students are drawn to the field,” Kuruwita said.

To support the growing program, the College plans to hire a faculty member specializing in machine learning in 2023.

According to Kuruwita, the new major is designed not only for students who intend to become data scientists, but also for those who are intrigued by the power of data science as a tool that can drive to advances in their primary area of ​​interest, be it physics, chemistry, public health, climate science, sociology, economics, or many others, including the humanities.

“As a data scientist, your job is to not lose sight of the main question you are trying to answer. This is precisely why we wanted to have the ‘applied domain’ element in the program so that [students] can build more intuition specific to these areas,” he said. “So when it’s showtime – when they’re actually analyzing the data for that domain – they’re well equipped on both sides: technical skills and domain knowledge.”

During his years at Hamilton, Kuruwita said he has seen incredible work done by his students in the field of data science and looks forward to when the first cohort of data science majors present their senior projects in four year.

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What was your first job in the industry?
Working for Gordon Ramsay Group as an apprentice.

If you weren’t in the kitchen, what would you be doing?
I’m not really into kitchens. I wouldn’t describe myself as a chef. I’m a development manager at heart but more recently I’ve been loving the social media side and writing my new book.

Which figure in the industry do you most admire, and why?
Aktar Islam. A lovely authentic chef, cares about his people, is creative and takes flavor to the next level.

Hatred of animals in the kitchen?
Things that are missing. Especially spoons, pens and tweezers.

Summarize your cooking style in one sentence…
Creative slurps with Asian ingredients and science background.

What advice would you give to someone new to the industry?
There are many food jobs within the kitchen, but also a wide variety in other sectors. Do what works for you.

What kitchen equipment could you not do without?
Microplane I love it for zesting, grating and shaving.

What would you choose to eat for your last meal?
I would eat at Alchemist in Copenhagen. It’s the best meal I’ve ever had and it lasted seven hours too.

A la carte menu or tasting?
It depends. McDonald’s à la carte, tasting at Frantzén (a three-star hotel in Copenhagen).

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had in a restaurant?
Alchemist in Copenhagen.

Your favorite fast food?
Bleecker Burger or Santa Maria (a group of pizzerias).

MasterChef or grand British menu?
Would love to do Great British Menu but obviously MasterChef all day!