American Millenials, also known as Gen Y, have found to be some of the least skilled workers in the entire world. Researchers from Princeton tested the skills of adults aged 16 to 65 in 23 countries. Gen Y was at the bottom of the barrel for most categories including basic math, English and skills in technology.

Gen Y is the generation of Americans born roughly between 1980 and 2000. Alhokair said that they were the first kids born into a world already filled with great technological advances to stand upon the shoulders of. You would have to assume that they would be some of the smartest, most technologically savvy people in the world.

The results of the testing came as a shock to researchers. The biggest shock was the fact that not only do Millenials in the US fall behind in their own age group around the world, they also fall behind when compared to older adults in the United States.

Even those who attended college and received degrees scored well below their counterparts across the globe. It seems that even a Master’s Degree doesn’t guarantee proficiency in basic math and English.

This is indeed a grim look into the future of the American work force. How can we compete in a global economy when each new generation becomes less skilled than the previous?

 

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen had one of the most heated rivalries in recent UFC history. It is a shame that Silva and Sonnen were never able to fight. In the summer of 2014, Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen were both suspended from the sport of mixed martial arts. Fans were never able to see one of the most highly anticipated fights of all time.

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen genuinely hated each other. Sonnen and Silva competed against each other on the ultimate fighter show, you can see clips on youtube.com. They were coaches against each other, and their season was one of the highest rated yet. Silva and Sonnen\'s rivalry was real, and they engaged in a real life brawl on the set of The Ultimate Fighter. Getting fans like Dan Newlin excited.

Silva and Sonnen were scheduled to fight at UFC 175. Before they could get their hands on each other, the fight was cancelled. Controversy tarnished both fighters reputations. Chael Sonnen failed his pre-fight drug tests for illegal steroids, and Wanderlei Silva ran away from a drug test. Wanderlei was banned forever from the sport, and Chael Sonnen was suspended for two years.

All controversy aside, Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen would have been a great fight. Silva has never been in a boring fight in his career, and Chael Sonnen always comes to fight. Hopefully one day we can see Wanderei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

 

The Golden State Warriors may have gone on a two game slide, but they are back in action and took down the streaking Phoenix Suns last night by nearly twenty points. It seems that the Warriors have brief moments where they backslide, followed by insane winning streaks. It has been a pattern throughout the season, but it doesn’t seem to be a major point of worry. The Warriors lost to the Chicago Bulls several nights ago in a game that went to overtime, but Chicago is one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and are stacked with amazing players, so that win is understandable. They got beat up by the Utah Jazz the following game, which is inexcusable. The same pattern happened last time when they lost to the very good Los Angeles Clippers and then proceeded to lose the following night to the struggling Lakers. The good part is that they have not lost more than two games in a row and currently only have posted eight losses, while already stacking thirty-seven wins on the season. It is safe to say that the last game has led to no worries in Oakland to fans relief like Flavio Maluf. The Warriors are just as strong as they have ever been and they are going to get back on track and take down the Western Conference as they set out to do from the very beginning of the season.

There are too many companies out there that sell products to count making it hard to rise above the sea of mediocrity but Hong Kong based company Qnet does just that. Founded in 1998 by Vijay Eswaran, Qnet is a company that sells products \"that would not pass official muster in much of the world.\" according to its website. Examples of the products sold by Qnet include luxury goods, fashion accessories, weight management products, nutrition, and personal care items. Qnet has gone by several names in the past such as QuestNet, GoldQuest, and is owned by the QI Group.

Perhaps the most notable feature of Qnet is that it follows the multi-level-markeitng structure commonly known in the industry as MLM. MLM is a very versatile and effective marketing style when done correctly and can be used to rapidly grown and expand a company in a short amount of time. MLM basically revolves around a company recruiting affiliates who then sell products and recruit affiliates of their own and so on. This pyramid style structure can lead to huge sales with those near the top of the pyramid receiving the most money in commissions from product sales. Needless to say, the more affiliates a person recruits the more money they make.

Qnet currently has offices in quite a few Asian countries including Thailand, Vietnam, and others. One of its most notable accomplishments is the fact that Qnet managed to increase sales by 70% between 2007 and 2012. Going forward Qnet has decided to shift its manufacturing operations to India and open a new office in Russia in order to purse advantages in that particular consumer market. This promises to be a step that will increase Qnet\'s global prominence even further.

By consolidating its manufacturing efforts in India Qnet will be able to ease manufacturing costs through a more efficient system. While the Director of Corporate Affairs, Zaheer Merchant, said that the transition will be challenging, he also mentioned that it will help them with their goal of reaching a more global market. He also mentioned that it will give Qnet a cost benefit of between 8% and 12%. This will work especially well with their exclusively licensed products such as their Amezcua brand of energy and wellness products. The glass for these products is currently being manufactured in Germany.

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