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first_imgThis week Rushe Fitness gym owner Emmet Rushe gives you three Christmas themed recipes that you can use over the holiday period. One is a starter, one is a main and the other is a side dish. They all have that festive theme and they all taste great.If you use them, be sure to let me know what you think of them. You can get these and more, FREE weekly recipes when you join our Lean 2.0 program that starts on January 6th. Spaces are filling up already, so if you want to get a head start on your January resolutions, click the link below and get on the waiting list now!CLICK HERE NOW!BLINIS WITH HUMMUS & SMOKED SALMONServes 4. WHAT YOU NEED:  1 cup (120g) buckwheat flour1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt1 egg, separated½ cup (125ml) of sparkling water1 tbsp. coconut oil, for frying½ cup (120g) hummus3.5 oz. (100g) smoked salmonblack pepper, to tastehandful parsley, dill or chives, to serveWHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Sieve the buckwheat flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.Beat the egg yolk with almond milk and pour, stirring in the flour. Keep stirring until you have a smooth batter. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Carefully fold into the batter.Heat some oil in a frying pan. Spoon small mounds of batter into the pan and fry on both sides until golden brown on medium heat. Flip them when bubbles come to surface. Brush the blinis with hummus and divide the salmon on top. Grind some pepper and garnish with herbs.STIR-FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACONServes 4WHAT YOU NEED: 7 cup (700g) brussels sprouts2 shallots1 tbsp. olive oil4.4 oz. (125g) smoked baconWHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Cut the bottom of the sprouts and remove the outer leaves. Boil them in water for about 8 min. Meanwhile, finely chop the shallots. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bacon for 5 minutes.  Next add in the shallots and cook for another 2 min. Drain the brussels sprouts and add them into the pan, then stir-fry for about 2 min. Season with pepper and salt and serve.ROSEMARY ROAST TURKEY Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. fresh Rosemary, chopped 3kg. Turkey Breast 2 tsp. Sea Salt and Pepper, to tasteDirections:  Preheat oven to 325°F.  Brush olive oil over turkey breast.  Sprinkle rosemary over turkey breast. Season with salt and pepper.  Place turkey in roasting pan. Cook for approximately 25 minutes per pound (done when meat thermometer reaches 170°F).  Occasionally baste turkey with juices in the pan (especially near the end).  Let rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy!! There you have it. Three great recipes that you can use to add flavour to your Christmas meals. Our Rushe Fitness members get recipes like these, every 6-weeks in our Lean2.0 program. So, if you are ready to become the next version of yourself, click the link below to get signed up now. We start on January 6th. #lean2.0CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITING LISTDD Fitness: Festive treats for you to eat was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushefestive foodrushe fitnesslast_img read more

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first_imgSouth Africa can once again be proud of itself as we successfully conclude our fifth democratic elections – the first since the passing of our inspirational and much-loved former president, Nelson Mandela. The elections presented a unique opportunity for all South African citizens to play their part in the democratic process.By using their hard fought-for right to vote, they renewed their commitment to our country’s future development. Brand South Africa is grateful to each citizen for using their vote to make a difference, and for being part of this important and valued democratic process.Over 18-million people, representing 73.42% of those eligible to vote in the country, participated in the election, which was closely watched around the globe. Post-1994 South Africa has always inspired positive change throughout the world, and is of particular interest to those countries looking to achieve their own democratic freedom.IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula said: “As we celebrate two decades of democracy and conclude the 2014 elections, we can affirm democracy is alive and well and thriving in our land.” This positive sentiment was echoed by IEC Deputy Chairperson Terry Tselane, who said the elections had demonstrated the same spirit the country had in 1994, something the nation should be proud of.Both the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) observer missions congratulated South Africa on a free, fair, transparent and credible election.Building a nationNow that the election is over and the results are known, the work of building a strong, united and competitive nation continues.The journey must ensure a country that is able to deliver on the needs and aspirations of its own citizens, is able to position itself in the global marketplace as an investment destination of choice, and remains a democratic example for others to follow.We should all, as active citizens in South Africa, now look to work together with government and the private sector to play our part in contributing to positive change that will mean a better life for all.The Play Your Part campaign was originally created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in the country, lifting the spirit of the nation as a whole by inspiring all South Africans to make a contribution in some way and to bring positive change to our society and to the lives of others.Roadmap for the futureUltimately, if we are to live up to the aspirations and values laid out by those who fought for the freedom we enjoy today, then we all need to become more involved and start making a difference, playing our part in the next phase of South Africa’s growth and development. By doing so, we will become a nation of people who care deeply not just their country, but also care for one another as individuals and for the environment in which we all live.The National Development Plan is South Africa’s widely accepted roadmap to securing the country’s economic future. It requires every citizen and stakeholder, from every sector of society, who has an interest in this exciting new future, to contribute towards building a prosperous nation.As the National Development Plan is now in its implementation phase, the time has never been better to have a shared strategic framework to nurture real growth and development. The National Development Plan provides a dynamic and resilient roadmap, capable of not only unlocking a brighter economic future for all citizens, but also helping to practically eliminate poverty and reduce inequality.The National Development Plan sets out ambitious goals, together with a practical framework, to address South Africa’s most pressing challenges of poverty reduction, job creation, economic growth and transformation. As the implementation process of the NDP gets fully under way, the role of the private sector and civil society in partnering with the government to achieve these goals will become increasingly more critical.By uniting all South Africans under the overarching National Development Plan framework, the combined energies of all the country’s stakeholders and citizens can help to grow a genuinely inclusive economy. We can work together to create a more globally competitive environment, build the necessary human capital and capabilities required for this new and shared economic future, and meaningfully solve the complex problems that we are facing today and in the future.Every citizen from every walk of life can make a difference by playing their part in whatever small way, and contribute to the building of a strong, vibrant and competitive South Africa for the future. Having made our votes count, let us now make our individual efforts count in building a great nation together.Matola is the chief executive of Brand South AfricaFor more information on Play Your Part, see www.playyourpart.co.zaTo read more about South Africa’s National Development Plan, see www.southafrica.infolast_img read more

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first_img Communities that are declared Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) will be carefully assessed to determine the needs and the extent of services to be provided for residents. Story Highlights Communities that are declared Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) will be carefully assessed to determine the needs and the extent of services to be provided for residents.Deputy Chairman of the ZOSO Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the support will, among other things, enable persons to receive health services and acquire important documents such as birth certificates and national identification (ID), which will enable them to access critical social benefits.He says the assessments and implementation of the social interventions will involve partnership with a wide cross section of stakeholders, who will be mobilised at the national and community levels.The collaboration, he points out, is expected to better enable the Government to deliver the requisite services that meet the needs of a wide cross section of persons in areas declared ZOSOs.The Social Intervention Committee is charged with developing a sustainable development plan, which will include addressing issues relating to health, the environment, social improvement, infrastructural development, education and economic development.This is in keeping with the clear, hold and build strategy, aimed at containing crime while safeguarding the rights of citizens and promoting sustainable community development.Mr. Sweeny notes that the interventions will be undertaken once the joint command of the security forces conducting operations gives that authorisation. This is in order to minimise any impact resulting from the security operations.“So, our plan, once we have been given the go-ahead, is to enter the community and assess the social structure that exists. This will include the demographics (and) the physical environment (including) roads, drains and sanitation structures,” the Deputy Chairman outlines.Mr. Sweeney says that among those that will be targeted are unattached youth who are either unemployed or not enrolled in an institution of learning; young children, particularly those not enrolled in school; the disabled; the elderly; and single mothers.He points out that these demographics are characteristic of underserved communities that are impacted by crime and violence.“So, the idea is to achieve the type of social capital that will allow members of the communities to secure their welfare. So, you’re talking about a community that has their youth engaged… where persons are gainfully employed… and the physical environment is not affected by public health issues,” the Deputy Chairman says.Mr. Sweeney tells JIS News that the assessments will determine the extent to which interventions are implemented over the short, medium and long term and also the degree to which institutions undertaking these are established in the communities.Several of the services that are to be provided in the Zones were recently delivered to residents of Mount Salem in St. James, where the first ZOSO is in effect.At a two-day community fair, residents benefited from free medical and dental services, while a number of agencies were on hand to process important documents.These included the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), HEART/NTA, National Youth Service (NYS), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and the Ministry of National Security and its agencies.Mr. Sweeney says the assessment for Mount Salem has commenced, noting that the Social Intervention Committee and its partners were able to utilise information that agencies such as the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the JSIF collated on the community over the years, to organise the fair.He notes that the Committee and joint security forces command, which have been working closely since the Mount Salem ZOSO was declared by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness on September 1, were able to reach a consensus on the need to stage the event.Mr. Sweeny, who is also Managing Director of JSIF, says the social interventions to be undertaken in Mount Salem are expected to serve as the blueprint for similar activities in other communities.The engagements, he said, will be enriched by the involvement of the JCF through the police youth clubs as well as private-sector stakeholders.“In fact, members (of the private sector) are already calling and expressing an interest in getting involved. So, we will certainly engage them at the appropriate time to get their inputs,” he adds.Meanwhile, Mr. Sweeney is expressing confidence that long-term positive outcomes, such as community empowerment and development and reduced crime and violence, which are anticipated from the implementation of the ZOSOs, will materialise and redound to the benefit of the residents and country in general.“We aren’t trying to achieve something that doesn’t (already) exist… as it does in hundreds of communities across Jamaica. But the idea is to have a collaborative government response that will enable the people (in adversely affected areas) to develop the capacity to really maintain the peace in their communities.“I am pleased to be a part of the programme and I am confident that the other Committee members, when they are named, will also support it,” Mr. Sweeny tells JIS News. Deputy Chairman of the ZOSO Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the support will, among other things, enable persons to receive health services and acquire important documents such as birth certificates and national identification (ID), which will enable them to access critical social benefits. Mr. Sweeney tells JIS News that the assessments will determine the extent to which interventions are implemented over the short, medium and long term and also the degree to which institutions undertaking these are established in the communities. last_img read more

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – The duo has resigned they say under duress and advised Magnetic Media today that there will be a report filed with the Integrity Commission due to the alleged, interference of Minister for Communications, George Lightbourne with the radio talk show, Expressions on government owned, RTC.Audley Astwood said he and Jermaine Fulford decided to resign due to the phone calls made in at least two instances allegedly by the Minister, reportedly taking exception to the content of the show.Astwood said the alleged interference infringes on freedom of speech and reeks of what he termed, political bullying.There was no Expressions Talk show on air today; Audley Astwood admitted that he did not know if he and Jermaine Fulford were fired from the program for which they are not paid, but explained there were technical problems since Monday which would have inhibited a broadcast today anyhow.On Monday, the two were reportedly told not to return. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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first_img Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tags Amazon once again dominated the week’s news with a bombshell announcement Thursday that it’s backing out of plans for a New York City-based HQ2. T-Mobile and Sprint got a grilling on Capitol Hill over their planned merger and what it means for rural 5G. And we said goodnight to Opportunity, NASA’s history-making Mars rover declared dead on Wednesday. But we’re still roving. Here are a few mission-critical stories you don’t want to miss.These Android apps are tracking you, even if you’ve said stopPotentially breaking Google’s rules, advertisers are gathering data that can help them skirt an Android privacy feature.        SOPA Images In a New York minute, Amazon’s HQ2 plans for the Big Apple are kaput. Here’s whyA “perfect storm” destroys the most sought-after development project in years.amazon-hq2-getty-croppedfordoor Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Drones at the border: How Trump’s wall could get eyes in the skyCompanies are hoping to cash in on millions of dollars in new border security spending as the president declares a national emergency.The AeroVironment Puma drone, already used by the military, can be launched by hand.The AeroVironment Puma drone, already used by the military, can be launched by hand. AeroVironment You happily share your Netflix password, but there are risksOur unstoppable desire to share serves as a great example of the ways cybersecurity tips often don’t make sense in the everyday lives of internet users.data-privacy-security-hackers-hacking-0959 James Martin/CNET Apple needs an iPhone SE 2 now more than everIt was small, had a fingerprint reader and a headphone jack. It was everything the larger iPhones weren’t and aren’t today.iphone-se-1 Angela Lang/CNET Sony’s video game boss wants fewer, bigger PlayStation gamesVideo game makers are struggling to adapt to the internet era. With the PS5 on the horizon, Sony’s Shawn Layden has a plan.img-0020 Ian Sherr/CNET Valentine’s Day heartbreaks: MoviePass, Game Boy and more tech that tested our loveSometimes lousy battery life and canceled Amazon shows leave us feeling just as forlorn as our exes do.moviepass-marta-1 Angela Lang/CNET With smart sneakers, privacy risks take a great leapPrivacy experts are waiting for the other shoe to drop on connected kicks. After all, the smarter the object, the more likely it is to be hacked.img-2438 Alfred Ng / CNET Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s chaotic interview: 6 takeaways from his tweetsIn an interview through tweets, Dorsey talks about tech responsibility, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Cheez-Its.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Testifies To House Hearing On Company's Transparency and Accountability Drew Angerer / Getty Images Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Post a comment Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 0 See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Android Pie Amazon Drones Jack Dorsey Privacy Google Sony Apple Tech Industry Share your voice •last_img read more

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first_imgThe structure of the two-photon absorption material (left) and the variation of the convex shape depending on the irradiation time of a laser light (right). Credit: TechOn! This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015 (2012, November 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-fujifilm-1tb-optical-disc.html More information: www.fujifilm.com/about/researc … /ff_rd056_005_en.pdf techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/ … 20121113/250732/?P=2 © 2012 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org)—Fujifilm is working on a new recording method for optical discs. It has developed the new method through the use of two-photon absorption in order to generate heat, and the report in TechOn! notes that this two-photon method is suited for multilayer discs. As the reaction caused by two-photon absorption can be limited to the small area of the focal point of a laser light, it is possible to increase the number of recording layers. The nuance is that Fujifilm has combined a two-photon absorption method with a “heat-mode recording” method. The latter refers to technology that makes the most of a phenomenon where a change is caused by applying a laser light with a high energy density to instantaneously increase the temperature of a minute area of a recording material. Two-photon absorption refers to the simultaneous absorption of two photons of identical or different frequencies to excite a molecule from one state to a higher energy electronic state. According to Fujifilm, the procedure can bring about a recording density of 25 Gbytes per layer, the equivalent to the recording density of a Blu-ray Disc (BD), in addition to 20 layers per side of a disc. A double-sided optical disc with a 1TB storage capacity is possible. Fujifilm foresees bringing a 1TB optical disc to market in 2015. Fujifilm simplified the manufacturing process by using “web coating” to form the recording, ultraviolet curable resin and adhesive material layers and sticking them together. With BD, spin coating and sputtering are needed for each layer.”It takes 147 seconds to form a four-layer BD,” the company said. “With our method, it takes only 58 seconds to form eight layers.”Overall, Fujifilm said that the new disc’s manufacture will be cheaper than BD discs currently available. The two-photon absorption disc has a cost as low as that of a magnetic tape. A company spokesperson said that, “We will continue the development of the disc with help from drive makers.”This new recording method potentially will realize a 15-Tbyte disc. “In the future, it will be possible to realize a 15-Tbyte optical disc (25 Gbytes/layer x 3 (eight values) x 100 layers x 2 (two sides),” Fujifilm said.Fujifilm was scheduled to discuss its latest results at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2012 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, which wound down over the weekend. This year’s event was described as focusing on “the next technological innovations beyond digitalization.” Fujifilm Introduces DVD+R Double Layer Media; New Technology Doubles Existing DVD Recording Capacity to 8.5 GBlast_img read more

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first_imgThis party season, steal the limelight with right hair and make up. Experts lists down some inputs to get everything on point: Subtle blush is a year-round must, but this season’s trendy rouge is inspired by the rosy glow you get when there’s a nip in the air. Get bolder, more defined brows without a product-y look. Inspired by professional brow tinting, these temporary tints deepen the colour of your arches to enhance their shape, with the effects lasting up to a few days. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFull, false lashes on your top lash line invariably make your eyes looks larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your make-up palette neutral for a look that’s modern, rather than overdone. A red lip as the centre-piece of a polished makeup look is classic, but it can also awaken otherwise low-key makeup, like a little smudgy eyeliner. Smoky eyes are always a favourite, but applying jewel tones like blue, emerald, and indigo bring out your eyes and add the 60’s flair to your face. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveColour your lovely locks in Coffee Balayange. We are sure you have already seen balayage on the street, but have you seen the beautiful bean colour spilled in balayage? Get your hair coloured in the same old balayage technique but in strong – dark espresso or soft latte brew shade. Put some drama into the hairstyle. One way to opt for it is by voluminising your regular braids. It looks more amazing with curly hair. Deep middle part your hair and you can pull off any silhouette with that. Be it any length, blobs or ultra long locks, deep middle parts can be your next glam look for the season. You can accessorize it with barrettes and pins. For glowing skin: The festive season is all about change of routine and food habits. Our body does react to all these changes in various ways like disturbance in our digestive system, hair fall, dryness of skin etc. It is imperative to cleanse the body, during and post the festive season. To have fresh, glowing skin through the festive season- Hydrate well: Water is extremely essential for every cell that makes up our body. It supports body’s digestion and eliminates toxins on a daily basis. Skin is the biggest organ of the body and is mostly made up of water which serves to keep skin smooth, elastic and wrinkle free. Drinking plenty of water will naturally flush out toxins, giving you a healthier glow.last_img read more

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first_img It’s not 1984, but Big Brother’s all-seeing eye of surveillance is definitely watching you.The NSA intercepts millions of private images every day for its massive facial-recognition project. Yes, Uncle Sam is snooping on you — your text messages, your emails, your social-media posts and, fittingly, even your Facetime (and other webcam videoconferencing) sessions. All for a myriad of sketchy reasons, not just to snatch pics containing your face and others’.But Big Brother isn’t just in your inbox. His prying eyes are in the sky, too. New insanely high-powered, airplane-mounted surveillance cameras have already spied on countless people from above in Baltimore and Philadelphia, and who knows where else. The city of Compton in California secretly surveilled its citizens by drone.Related: The NSA Is Using Angry Birds to Spy on YouPrivacy? What’s that?    While we can’t do much to escape the ever-sharpening digital eye of surveillance (forget that nose job, even plastic surgery can’t fool some biometrics-based spy systems anymore), we can fight back with a few stealthy and seriously strange countermeasures. Yes, these are for the extreme privacy protectors (slightly paranoid?) among us.Related: Want to Run Faster? This Old-School Concept Might Hold the Answer.From drone camera-thwarting burkas to anti-drone cover-up clothing and shrouding coifs of hair, here are three frocks and fashions that might help you save face and protect your privacy:   1. URME Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic 5 min read Image credit: Adam Harvey, Stealth Wear, ahprojects.comTurns out, face-shielding foil-like garments are effective at, yep, foiling heat-seeking spy drones. To address a “growing need to exert control over what we are slowly losing, our privacy,” Brooklyn-based artist Adam Harvey has designed a bulky line of shiny, privacy-protecting burkas, hooded ponchos, scarves and T-shirts. Appropriately, he named the countersurveillance frocks Stealth Wear. Each pricy ($475 to $2,500) thermally reflective real silver-plated fabric garb is lined with silk inside. For paranoid people on a budget, there’s a $40 T-shirt that does all the drone-dodging work without the futuristic flair. All Stealth Wear items, available at The Privacy Gift Shop online, block thermal radiation emitted by the infrared scanners drones use, allowing wearers to go as under the radar as possible.Related: Engineers Are Developing Tech That Could Make Airplanes More HumanNot into metallic burkas? Try Harvey’s CV Dazzle techniques instead. They’re World War I-inspired camo makeup techniques that he claims can fool facial recognition technology. A streak of bright blue face paint under your eye and stripe of white down the bridge of your nose, and your facial features should be harder, or ideally even impossible, for facial detection algorithms to decipher. Harvey’s also come up with a choppy crop of face-obscuring hairstyles.3. REALFACE Glamoflage T-shirt Image credit: URME SurveillanceThis spooky, eye-less photorealistic $200 face mask puts a new face on disappearing into the crowd, namely that of its inventor’s, Chicago artist Leo Selvaggio. Irked by the Windy City’s controversial “Virtual Shield” network of some 3,000 military grade, always-on facial recognition networked cameras, Selvaggio was inspired to develop a freaky way to protect the public from invasive surveillance.   You could say he sacrificed his own round, ruddy face for the greater good, right down to his beard stubble. In his own likeness, Selvaggio created the URME (pronounced “you are me”) mask, a prosthetic decoy for your face, a skin-like pigmented resin 3-D mask that lets you masquerade in public as him. Selvaggio says surveillance cameras will think you’re him, which he’s obviously cool with. That’s kind of the whole point.Related: Why Business Can’t Risk Ignoring Crazy TechnologiesThere’s an equally freakier (but thankfully less expensive) $1 DIY paper cut-out version of the mask available, too.Worth noting, however: Wearing face masks is illegal in some U.S. states, like New York.2. Stealth Wear anti-drone cover-up clothing September 16, 2014center_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Image credit: Simone C. Niquille, to.be/glamouflageSick of automagically being identified by Facebook’s eerily accurate face-deciphering software? Put on a $68 REALFACE Glamoflage T-shirt by Sandberg Institute design student Simone C. Niquille. Her collage-like shirts are covered in loud, nearly nauseating distorted face mash ups of celebs like Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and the late Michael Jackson. Not even “Oarack Bbama (Barack Obama)” was immune.Related: Meet the Algorithm That Can Predict Your Photo’s Popularity Before You Post It Niquille claims her custom-printed tees are graphically wacky enough to trick Facebook’s face-creeping algorithm, just enough to throw it off a bit, though — bummer — they don’t completely stop the world’s biggest and nosiest social network from recognizing your face.Face it, you can run, but sometimes you just can’t hide. Not all the way.What crazy apps, gadgets and tech have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below.Related: Get This: Facial Recognition — For Cats This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 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first_img Posted by Share TORONTO — VIA Rail thanked its partners at an industry event in Toronto, part of a road show that included Ottawa last night and Montreal next week.“These events are an opportunity to thank our valued partners for their continued support and their contributions towards our recent successes,” said Tracey Nurmi, Senior Manager, Domestic & International Sales for VIA Rail Canada.VIA has made a big shift towards customer centricity and this change “has been a key part of our modernization”, said Nurmi.“We are seeing significant improvements in many of our key performance indicators as it relates to customer satisfaction as well as an upward trend in revenues and passenger traffic.” Customer-centricity key to VIA Rail’s success Friday, September 16, 2016 center_img Tags: VIA Rail Michael Smith << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img CALGARY — WestJet says it has made significant schedule changes as it redeploys aircraft to draw in more of the lucrative corporate travel market. The carrier has also eliminated domestic change and cancel fees for any travel booked in its Flex fare bundle.“Maintaining our position as Canada’s value leader is important to us and we continue to hone our fare bundles to provide our guests with increased value,” said Debbie Keller, WestJet’s Vice-President, Revenue Management, Pricing and Group Business.She added that “eliminating change and cancel fees domestically in our Flex bundle will especially benefit business travellers and their frequently changing schedules.”WestJet’s new deployment this winter means the carrier will have more daily flights than any other airline from Vancouver-Calgary and Calgary-Toronto, with 15 and 10 daily departures respectively.WestJet will have 186 connecting flight options from Calgary, 63 from Vancouver and 172 from Toronto. “Make no mistake, WestJet is targeting the business traveller, eager to prove we have the schedules and flexibility which will meet their needs,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTAlong with no change fees for domestic bookings, guests travelling on a Flex fare get benefits like first checked bag free and complimentary advance seat selection for regular seats, Znotins added.WestJet schedule information is available at westjet.com/winterschedule. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Friday, August 4, 2017 Posted bycenter_img Make no mistake, WestJet is targeting the business traveller: new skeds Tags: Business Travel, Trend Watch, WestJet Travelweek Group last_img read more