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What’s the ‘Proper Time’? — Rationalizing The Universe

From now i’ll take it as understood that we all accept that modern physics tells us that time as we know it is not absolute – (accepting this deep down in your being is another matter entirely and I’m sure even the greatest theoretical physicists have trouble with this).

Revisiting the theme of time we explain the geometry of spacetime and explore the special quantity known as ‘proper time’. A qualitative post which includes the use of simple graphs.

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The Advantage Of Being Forgotten — notquiteold

If no one will remember me in twenty-five years, or even five years, or perhaps even five minutes now …

then what difference does it make…

Yesterday I stopped at Barnes and Noble for coffee and quiche – not exactly a nourishing lunch, but I like sitting amongst all those sweet books. And there was a man there – not old, not young – he could have been 40 or 60 – one of those men who are not timeless, but […]

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Gen-X: We’ll Win in the End.

“Boomers live in the past and have ransomed the future. Millennials fear the future and are ignorant of the past. Generation X acknowledges what has gone before, learns from it, and resolves to shape the future into something better. We don’t throw our hands in the air and say the job’s a bust, let’s give up. We know we can’t go back to mythical halcyon days and we know we can’t just rip it up and start again. We work with what we’ve got and try to make it better. We change things from the inside out….” read more at via Gen-X: We’ll Win in the End. — Longreads

“Boomers live in the past and have ransomed the future. Millennials fear the future and are ignorant of the past.”

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Don’t Get Too Excited — 83 Unsung Heroes

Getting too excited about something is not something I really like to do, because that often leads to disappointment. I don’t like to think of myself as a pessimist. It’s a cop out to say that I’m a realist, but I tend to be happier working things out on the balance of probabilities than putting faith in an intangible to believe that something will or will not happen.

I know someone who, for whatever reason, never really used to say that he liked something. He would say that he disliked something, but that was mainly food to prevent any requirement to eat it. If there was a scale of the absolute worst to the absolute best, he would […]

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Sincerity v Honesty — 83 Unsung Heroes

The word Sincerity comes from the Latin word “sincerus”, which means “pure” or “clean”. It presents the quality of being genuine, not feigned, without hypocrisy or pretense.

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The word Honesty comes from the Latin word “honestus”, which means “honourable”. It’s about integrity, and not being deceptive or fraudulent. It’s about being upright and aboveboard, and not hiding information, or leading someone on to believe something that isn’t true. It’s about showing your hand.

I can’t remember how long ago it was at work, although I have previously alluded to this story on this here blog. I’d done some work how I thought it should be done which, alas, was not the correct way. I received a less than complimentary reply of what I […]

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Official List of nationwide holidays for 2016 from http://www.gov.ph

Nineteen nationwide holidays have been declared for 2016, so far.

The following were declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, unless otherwise specified:

January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)

January 2, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

February 8, 2016, Monday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)

February 25, 2016 – EDSA People Power Revolution (Special non-working day by virtue ofProclamation No. 1071, s. 2015)

March 24, 2016 – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)

March 25, 2016 – Good Friday (Regular holiday)

March 26, 2016 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)

April 9, 2016, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)

May 1, 2016, Sunday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)

May 9, 2016, Monday – The national and local elections (special public non-working holiday by virtue of Proclamation No. 1254, s. 2016)

June 12, 2016, Sunday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)

August 21, 2016, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)

August 29, 2016, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)

October 31, 2016, Monday – Additional special non-working day

November 1, 2016, Tuesday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)

November 30, 2016, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)

December 24, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

December 25, 2016, Sunday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)

December 30, 2016, Friday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)

December 31, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day


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ABC’s for Good Health

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties. With a longer life expectancy of human beings as compared to pre-modern age, people have been  vigilant to think about and create ways to even extend the lives of everyone. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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Staying healthy requires a lot of thinking and self reflection to be successful. Numerous mnemonics and acronyms have been developed as well by nutritionists and scientists to help people have a guide on how to stay healthy. One of these would be the ABC’s of staying healthy, a very simple, yet effective way of adding to the long list of patterns to keep healthy.

A Is For Abstinence

“A” stands for abstinence. Most probably many would already be thinking that this seems like the same ABC tip for responsible sex. Though the keywords used in the ABC’s of staying healthy are similar except for the last one, the ideas are completely in a different context as this would specifically target more of a person’s lifestyle in everyday living.

Abstinence should be practiced by the person in declining the things that would not make him healthy in the process. Unless it is required such as a career that would limit the choice to either quit the job or to counter the effects with good health practices, abstinence on a great level is required of the person should he wish to start staying healthy and maintain being healthy. Abstinence should be the basis of any individual to serve as a disciplinary concept. Without
the discipline to know when to say no, it would prove difficult to stay away from the things that people have learned to love.

B Is For Be Faithful

“B” stands for “Be Faithful”. Being faithful is being able to hold out and maintain focus on your objective of staying healthy. It does not mean that you totally become a no-nonsense robot who only distinguishes a black from white, but being lenient is a risky thing  to inculcate. Though it is not really to bend the rules from time to time because of valid reasons, it may develop into a nasty habit of having an excuse for every single choice that should have been for staying healthy.

C Is For Calisthenics

Calisthenics or exercise is and has always been part of any healthy program designed for health conscious and health seekers alike. Calisthenics does not necessarily mean the rigorous training that one sees in advertisements and magazines. Those are for bodybuilders who would want to reshape their bodies into hard sculptured specimens of humanity.
Calisthenics are simple activities which would allow one’s self to move about and permit the proper flow of blood to the different parts of the body for optimal oxygenation of the cells.

Calisthenics should be done everyday for at least thirty to forty-five minutes which includes mainly aerobic exercise. Not only does daily calisthenics improve the cardiovascular flow of the body, it also adds up to the amount of calories to be burned for the day to maintain the desired body weight and fitness level.


Quote:

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.- Tom Stoppard

Words to live by:

The ABC’s of staying healthy is a very elementary concept for anyone to grasp should they wish to seek a better health state or maintain an already good one.  The extent of its success lies on the amount of effort that the individual puts in each letter of this simple mnemonic. It is a personal choice as it is a personal endeavor.


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Achieving Results through Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) EO No. 80 s, 212

Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 80, s.2012 (Directing the Adoption of a Performance-Based Incentive System for Government Employees) and Memorandum Circular (MC) 2012-01 (Guidelines on the Cascading of Department Performance Targets in line with EO. No. 80) issued by the Administrative Order (AO) 25 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), a Performance Based Incentive System (PBIS) consisting of the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) and the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) shall be adopted in the National Government beginning Fiscal Year (FY) 2012

The PBB shall be characterized by a system of ranking Delivery Units and personnel within a Department/Agency according to their contribution to their respective Department/Agency performance. Such performance shall be measured by verifiable and sustainable indicators based on their Major Final Outputs (MFOs), commitments to the President supportive of the priorities under EO 43, s. 2011; and good governance conditions specified in various Memorandum Circular Issued by the IATF through the use of the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS).

Every task/job is accountable for adhering and performing to some level of standards or compliance. Standards of operating excellence may include a a compliance standard, specific quality standard, a legal standard, or some other metric of best practices. ‘Timely and accurate’ is a perfectly
acceptable operating standard against which many outcomes need to be performed. Everyone should have a clear understanding of the operational standards within which they’re paid to achieve business results. Thus, Individual indicator, Division/Office level success indicators must contribute and align with the Agency level success indicators. Success indicators should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Taken together the above can be used to accomplish the Major Final Output (MFO) listed in the Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR). From the President to the Janitor, every position is accountable for achieving certain and specific business outcomes and results. Yet, too often successful performance is viewed or defined as having accomplished tasks, not as having achieved outcomes, reflect on these instances:

  • Answering phone calls is a task. Making sure every customer at the other end of the phone has a fantastic service experience is an outcome.
  • Implementing a new marketing strategy is a task. Gaining a 20% increase in market share as a result of an excellence executed marketing strategy is an outcome.
  • Swinging a bat and hitting the ball is a task. Scoring home runs is an outcome.

TEAM APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
SPMS GUIDELINES PROVIDE FOR CASCADING OF ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT’S COMMITMENTS/GOALS TO INDIVIDUAL STAFF MEMBERS SUCH THAT INDIVIDUAL WORK PLANS OR COMMITMENT AND RATING FORMS ARE LINKED TO OFFICE/DIVISION/UNIT WORK PLAN OR COMMITMENT AND RATING FORM

Advantages of Performance Management
For Managers
Clarify definitions of job/success criteria
Increase motivation to perform
Increase self-esteem
Enhance self-insight and development

Advantages of Performance Management
For Managers
Communicate supervisors’ views of performance more clearly
Managers gain insight about subordinates
Better and more timely differentiation between good and poor performers
Employees become more competent

Advantages of Performance Management
For Organizations

Clarify organizational goals
Facilitate organizational change
Fairer, more appropriate administrative actions
Better protection from lawsuits

For more info on effective implementation of SPMS email me at jaimemenorjr@yahoo.com

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