17 10 19

first_imgHALIFAX – Another great white shark has been detected off Nova Scotia.A tag attached to Savannah, a 210-kilogram shark, pinged Monday morning off Barren Island near Sherbooke on the province’s eastern shore.It joins a 600-kilogram tagged shark named Hilton, who has spent more than a week along Nova Scotia’s south shore, and most recently pinged Monday night off Peggys Cove outside Halifax.Both sharks were tagged by the research group Ocearch, and are being watched closely through an Ocearch tracking map and their own Twitter feeds with thousands of followers.Ocearch chairman Chris Fischer has said white sharks could be using Nova Scotia’s Sable Island as a place to mate.The sharks are also likely drawn to the province to feed on seals.On Tuesday, Hilton’s Twitter feed responded to a tweet showing seals off Grandmother’s Cove near Lunenburg, N.S., with a drool emoji and the words: “Mmmm yummy seals.”Rear Admiral John Newton, who commands Canada’s East Coast navy, also tweeted a photo Monday of a south shore inlet, saying “@HiltonTheShark has been scaring the seals right up into our cove today. First time seeing them hanging in the shallows.”On Monday, Hilton had tweeted a map showing his Nova Scotia location and called to another Twitter-using shark: “Hey @SharkSavannah, come on up. Lots of good eating here!”In November, a 900-kilogram great white named Lydia — who also has her own Ocearch-managed Twitter account — was among two tracking off Nova Scotia.The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says the animal is the largest predatory fish in the world, with a powerful jaw full of serrated teeth and a body that can weigh up to 1,800 kilograms. But it says the population in the North Atlantic has dropped by 75 per cent in the past 15 years and is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as vulnerable.They have been protected from harvesting in U.S. waters since 1991, but the conservancy says still so little is known about where the sharks travel, pup and feed.last_img read more

15 10 19

first_imgThe Toronto-born model has spent 33 years in the fashion world, but many of us first heard of him when hundreds of shoppers scrambled to snap selfies with him during last year’s holiday season.These days, you may have also read headlines about Yorkdale’s new Fashion Santa: Adam Martin. Yes, Mason has been replaced for the 2016 campaign, and now he’s battling with the mall for legal rights to the character.There’s been an outcry on social media about Mason’s situation, with supporters using the hashtag #RealFashionSanta.Unfortunately, Martin wasn’t available for an interview – we asked for the new Fashion Santa a number of times – and Yorkdale wasn’t able to get a statement to 24 Hours before deadline, although a spokesperson said that there wasn’t much new to say. In past weeks, Yorkdale reps have mentioned that the mall is open to working with Mason again in the future, and that they weren’t able to reach him to organize the 2016 campaign – something that he disputes.Thankfully, Mason has a number of other things coming up, including a big international trip, a possible book deal and a promo for a well-known U.S. TV show. Here’s the rest of what he had to say during our recent chat.Where did the Fashion Santa idea come from?It came from a sad place. I had a 30-year career as a model without the beard, and did quite well over in Europe, and spent 14 of those years in New York City. And then my mom passed away (in 2013). And when you’re grieving, you’re kind of depressed, and you don’t feel like cleaning up. By the time the beard started growing, I was like, ‘You know what, I’ve been doing this 30 years, and I kind of like this look.’ And that’s when I was thinking along the lines of Fashion Santa, because I’ve been in the business that long, and I did look somewhat like Santa Claus For Santas everywhere, it’s a pretty intense time.Paul Mason, the 52-year-old bearded model who rose to viral fame as Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Fashion Santa last Christmas, is currently running around to various modelling and charity-related events, capitalizing on his resemblance to a chic St. Nick.“It’s pretty intense at the moment,” he admits during a recent phone interview with 24 Hours. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

14 09 19

first_imgBarney Feinberg is the President of the Kay Group – Life Balance Recruiters.  He is a Certified Life Coach who has merged Life Coaching with Executive Placement. He can be reached at bfeinberg@thekaygroup.com. You walk into work on Friday, getting ready for the weekend with your family. Sitting down at your desk you start your day, checking e-mail messages as you drink your coffee, milk no sugar.It is 9:15 in the morning when you get a call from the director of human resources to come into her office. A bell goes off in your head but you choose not to notice it. As you walk into her office you notice your boss on the other side of the desk. As you sit down in your chair you feel as if you are sinking and there is an unfamiliar anxiety covering you like a hot beach blanket, causing you to sweat. Then the words, “Today is going to be your last day….You have just been downsized.There is an initial shock, grasping for more to understand, as if there was a way to change the decision. An offer is made for severance after you sign some papers. You are then escorted to your desk to take your personal belongings; feeling like you were walking the last mile to oblivion with eyes staring at you, some comforted that it is not them, others wondering who’s next.You have been stripped of your perceived security, sent into the street with little to show for it and the uneasy realization that the mortgage payments never stop, your eldest son needs braces, and what are you going to tell your spouse who works part time without benefits? Is the Iceberg Melting?The most important thing to accomplish after being downsized is to realize your fear and understand that you can either use it as an asset or it will use you, causing a paralysis of action. For most of us, it is something to get rid of, an uncomfortable anxiety. We may succeed at times but it doesn’t just go away, it is something that can come back many times with many things triggering it, including my introduction to this article. It can take away our confidence and make us settle for less than we can achieve to live our dreams for a wonderful life.We can be great creators of fear, often projecting worst case scenarios that never happen. I work in the Empire State Building and after 9/11 I can tell you it was easy to create fear, worrying about future events. Worry is planning for failure and anyone in a successful business will tell you it is better to plan for success.Planning for success in the face of the unknown is where you want to be when finding your next career opportunity. You may be thinking, “That makes sense, but easier said than done, I have all these things to worry about.” When one is downsized it can be easy to worry, especially if you have a lot of financial responsibilities to meet. I am here to tell you planning for success takes your mind off of worry and with practice it becomes easier.How can we use fear as an asset? Speak to actors with stage fright; many rely on that energy from increased adrenaline to enhance the passion of their performance. They focus their attention on the actions they intuitively know they can perform, brilliantly!If you have recently been downsized, just noticing that you are worrying and planning for failure can help you choose to get back into planning for success. Success planning is a very powerful place to be that will lead you to action in finding your next career move.For those of you who are reading this article and working, yet understand that some day downsizing could happen to you, a friend, or family member, this is the perfect time to plan for success.This planning can be done every day and not just for your career but for every area of your life. It can be a short range plan that you can take action on immediately, such as going to the gym or getting to bed on time. It can be a long range plan that has milestones of accomplishment before you reach your goal such as losing 10 lbs. over a period of time or creating a Web site. The key is to make success planning a habit in every area of your life.There are many ways to find a new job: networking, job boards, direct company contact, and executive recruiters. Being in action by planning for success will bring the results you want much quicker with less stress. Deal with downsizing from strength not fear.last_img read more

10 09 19

first_img Comments Tags 2 Share your voicecenter_img Marriott is getting into the home-sharing business. Marriott International Marriott is looking to get in on the home-sharing business. The hotel chain plans to start a home-rental business to compete with Airbnb and similar services, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Marriott didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but the Journal reported that the company could unveil the first phase of its plan early next month. The move would make Marriott, the world’s biggest hotel operator, the first major hotel company to create a US home rental platform. Airbnb, which has over 6 million listings worldwide, has progressively moved into the hotel business over the past couple of years, including acquiring Hotel Tonight Inc. in March. It’s also increasingly working with landlords on profit-sharing deals. The company announced partnerships with major landlords in Florida and in San Francisco in 2017. And on Monday, Airbnb announced that it’s partnering with RXR Realty, one of New York City’s largest real estate owners, to convert 10 stories of an iconic Rockefeller Plaza building into Airbnb rentals.On Monday, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky was on CBS This Morning to talk about the company’s future and its new documentary, Gay Chorus Deep South, which is premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. (Editors’ note: CNET is owned by CBS.)”I think you’ll think of Airbnb to plan your entire vacation at all price points and all geographies in the world,” Chesky said. “So, we’re going to combine where to go, what to do and how to get there all in one place. The whole end-to-end trip. Not just housing, not just homes.” Originally published April 29, 6:57 a.m. PTUpdate, 7:08 a.m.: Adds details; 7:58 a.m.: Adds Chesky’s comments from CBS This Morning interview; 3:29 p.m.: Adds information on Airbnb’s partnership with RXR Realty. Tech Industrylast_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgPopular beauty parlours Persona and Farzana Shakil’s were fined Tk 1.5 million each on Thursday for using expired and fake cosmetics, reports UNB.Executive magistrate of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) headquarters Sarwar Alam conducted the mobile court assisted by RAB-1 and representatives of BSTI from 12:30pm in Gulshan and Banani.During the drive, the mobile court seized huge quantities of fake and expired cosmetics from the beauty parlours, said executive magistrate Sarwar.last_img

31 08 19

first_imgImagine Sipping a Cosmopolitan sitting inside the school library. Or having a pizza in the laboratory. Well, if school spells fun for you and if you are one of those adults who still fantasise about school, heading to Cafe Ludus might just hit the rewind button for you. While concept cafes and restaurants are an age-old concept, this one, with its cafeterias and libraries (complete with shelves and old radios and magazines on hangers) and an open terrace was actually quite interesting. Adding to the quirky factor is the menu card. Every page has some doodle or food-related graphic, making ‘visual’ that much more interesting. However, Cafe Ludus needs to work on the lighting — it is quite dim in most places.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’They have a separate section for an ‘all-day breakfast’, may be for PLUs who combine a lot of meals together and still want to ‘have breakfast’. Hmmmm, now that’s a thought.   The cuisine is mostly comfort and cafe style. So you have your usual pizzas and pastas, paninis and risottos. A lot of the dishes have been given Greek names to go with the concept. However, ordering will not be a tall task because the menu clearly specifies what each dish is made of. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe food here is good. I liked most dishes that I ordered so I will suggest that you can take your pick according to your preferences when you visit. The portions are good and can be shared by 2-3 people. The lack of an alcohol license is a spoiler but that should be in place soon. Till then, enjoy the mocktails. Hey pssst! Do visit the washroom before you leave, even if you don’t need to.DETAILAt: Cafe Ludus, 24 & 25, 2nd Floor, MGF Metropolitian Mall, SaketTimings: Noon to 1 amPhone: 9599426426 Meal for Two: Rs 1,800 approxlast_img read more

30 08 19

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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