Minister urges TCI public to get ready for Hurricane Season

Minister urges TCI public to get ready for Hurricane Season

first_img Related Items:Chikungunya, dengue fever, george lightbourne, hurricane season, National Hurricane Center Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 May 2015 – Three days to the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane season on June 1st and Minister responsible, George Lightbourne said preparation is a must. “Preparation should incorporate strategic planning for the safety of the elderly, infants, disabled and also your pets. Please ensure that you have all necessary resources available, including but not limited to food, water and medication, shutters and so forth. Remove all debris, and ensure that your property is free from any potential flying objects. Secure important documents and keep important numbers readily available. I once again appeal to you to prepare, because preparing is not an option, it is a must and it is the only thing we can do to reduce the impact of a disaster.”A national address from his desk, using technology to remind the nation that the Disaster Management arm would prefer it if we got ready as readiness reduces risk. The National Hurricane Center has forecast a below normal season with six to 11 named storms predicted. Maybe three to six will become hurricane force and two could evolve to major hurricanes. Already the Atlantic Basin has recorded – pre-season – Tropical Storm Ana; currently the East-Pacific Basin is experiencing Tropical Storm Andres. Despite this forecast, residents do well to remember that it only takes one storm to wreak havoc; last year Tropical Storm Cristobal and his rains in late August shut the country down for two days, caused severe flooding, cut off communities in North and Middle Caicos, waterlogged homes, exposed a series of massive sink holes and led to a fierce spike in Dengue Fever and Chikungunya cases. Cabinet releases funds for Zika prevention; little less than previous announcement Royal Navy ship TCI arrival postponed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Tropical Storm Don headed for the Caribbeanlast_img read more

World Day Against Child Labour Acknowledged in The Bahamas

World Day Against Child Labour Acknowledged in The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 14, 2017 – Nassau – June 12 was celebrated as World Day Against Child Labour under the theme of “ In Conflicts and Disasters, Protect Children from Child Labour”. This year’s theme focuses on the negative impact of natural disasters and violent conflict on families and children.In The Bahamas, The Ministry of Labour is committed to eradicate all forms of Child Labour including the Worse Forms of Child Labour in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the region. The Government has supported the International Labour Organization’s Regional Initiative “Latin American and The Caribbean Free of Child Labour” which was created in 2014 as an innovative instrument for intergovernmental cooperation with participation of employers and employees. The goal of this international coalition of 27 countries is to reduce the current situation of Child Labour in the Latin America and The Caribbean by 2025.Fortunately, in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas we do not experience war, however we are impacted by natural disasters in the form of hurricanes. The Government has no information on children in The Bahamas being subjected to child labour as a result of natural disasters as national reconstruction exercises are handled by the State.Social Programmes implemented by The Bahamas Department of Social Services, including a national school lunch programme and other successful measures for ensuring the well-being of children exist throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.The Ministry of Labour continues to work closely with the National Tripartite Council which completed a Rapid Assessment on Child Labour designed by the ILO and also recommended the development of a National Child Labour Policy to establish a holistic strategy for monitoring, reporting and prevention tactics. The Ministry also looks forward to continued partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Services and Ministry of National Security as we unite to combat Child Labour in every form.The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has declared that it stands with the rest of our international neighbors to recognize June 12 as World Day Against Child Labour. We raise our voice to declare “ In Conflicts and Disasters, Protect Children from Child Labour.”#magneticmedianews#worlddayagainstchildlabourlast_img read more

Everything TCL just announced at CES 2019

first_img Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Rylo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. 13 Photos Angela Lang/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Amazon Post a comment HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $59 at eBay $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tags Chris Monroe/CNET $299 at Amazon Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See It Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $999 Tags Share your voice See It Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sarah Tew/CNET $520 at HP Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Best Buy Read Google Home Hub review Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Angela Lang/CNET TCL might not have the household cachet of a Samsung or Sony, but the No. 1 TV maker in domestic China is aiming to change that by continuing its strong push into the US market. Its sales of TVs in North America have grown a very healthy 60 percent each of the last two years, and in 2018 it moved into the No. 3 position in units sold, passing LG and trailing only Samsung and Vizio.At CES 2019, the increasingly popular China-based TV maker said its 6-series Roku TVs would be coming in 65- and 75-inch models and are available today. For those who want 8K, you’ll have to wait a little longer; TCL said it would be coming to market with 8K Roku TVs by the end of 2019.The company also announced it is launching two new soundbars, the smaller Alto 5 for TVs 43-inches and larger, and the Alto 7 for TVs 55 inches and above.  See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voicecenter_img Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) TVs Audio,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019: Complete coverageCES 2019: The schedule so far14 questions CES 2019 needs to answerCES 2019 TVs preview: Get ready for 8K AI rollable OLED with AlexaCES 2019 preview: Laptops, tablets and PC gamingGoogle is primed to go big at CES again Turo See at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) The Cheapskate What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 1:48 $155 at Google Express Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See it The big booths of CES 2018 $999 CES 2019 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sprint Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 0 Apple iPhone XS Comments The TCL 6 series has an insanely good picture for the… Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $6 at Tidal CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $60 at Best Buy See at Turo DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89)last_img read more

Samsung Electronics vows mobile rebound dangles buyback after Note 7 shock

first_imgSamsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it aims to recover quickly from the disastrous withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 that dragged third-quarter mobile earnings to their lowest level in nearly eight years.The South Korean giant said it was expanding its probe into the Note 7 fires beyond batteries, as it tried to reassure investors that it would get to the bottom of one of the worst product failures in tech history.It also held out the prospect of greater returns by disclosing considerations of a share buyback, talked up its semiconductor business and promised to consider proposals for a corporate makeover from U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management.”We know we must work hard to earn back your trust and we are committed to doing just that,” said Co-Chief Executive J.K. Shin as he apologised for the debacle at a general meeting in Seoul following the release of the company’s results.Investors now expect sweeping management changes in response to the Note 7 failure, especially after voting on Thursday to make parent conglomerate Samsung Group’s de facto chief, Jay Y. Lee, a Samsung Electronics director.Lee, 48, the son of patriarch Lee Kun-hee who has been hospitalised following a heart attack, will now have greater accountability at the group’s flagship company and a clearer mandate to play a public role in setting strategy.But shareholders may have to wait for the Note 7 investigation to conclude before seeing any heads roll at the family-run conglomerate. Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun said the company would assign responsibility only after the crisis was resolved.The world’s top smart phone maker posted a 96 percent plunge in third-quarter mobile earnings to 100 billion won ($87.63 million) from a year earlier, their lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008.The result, the first since the mass recall and subsequent cancellation of the premium Note 7 earlier this month, spared Samsung from its first-ever mobile loss even though overall profit hit a two-year low.Operating profit was 5.2 trillion won ($4.57 billion), matching Samsung’s revised guidance. The firm initially estimated a 7.8 trillion won profit but cut its guidance to reflect losses incurred in the Note 7 withdrawal.The scrapping of Samsung’s flagship phone erased 0.1 to 0.2 percentage points from South Korea’s third-quarter GDP growth in quarterly terms, a finance ministry official told Reuters on Tuesday.WHAT WENT WRONG?The Apple Inc rival said it now aimed to achieve fourth-quarter profit close to that of October-December of 2015, on the back of sales of Galaxy S7 phones and lower-tier models. Galaxy S7s were on track to set a new record for launch-year sales, it said.”Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, the company expects earnings to improve (from a year earlier) driven by strong performance in the components business,” Samsung said in a statement.”The mobile business expects a recovery in its earnings to a similar level with that of the fourth quarter of 2015.”Samsung has already warned of another $3.1 billion hit to profit from the Note 7 withdrawal through the first quarter of 2017, all but guaranteeing a third straight year of earnings decline for the smart phone business.As for what went wrong, Samsung still does not know what caused the fires in devices sent to customers as replacements for the initial 2.5 million Note 7s it recalled due to fire-prone batteries.Co-CEO Shin said the battery might not be the only problem, suggesting the root cause may be more difficult to determine than had been hoped.Investors now want a clear plan for how Samsung will revive earnings growth, repair its tattered brand image and boost shareholder returns, hence the company’s promise to consider a share buyback.”The key is whether Samsung will be able to remove uncertainty surrounding Note 7 and maintain its leading position in the smart phone market,” LS Asset Management fund manager Kim Sung-soo said.Samsung also said it was reviewing proposals by Elliott, which include a special 30 trillion won dividend. The company will respond to Elliott and announce its shareholder returns policy by end-November.last_img read more

All new Jaguar Land Rover cars to have electric option from 2020

first_imgJaguar Land Rover Ltd. unveiled the 2014 Range Rover Sport at the 2013 New York Auto Show.IBTimes/Charles PoladianAll new Jaguar Land Rover cars will be available in an electric or hybrid version from 2020. Last year, the company, owned by Tata Motors, had said that it would offer greener versions of half of its new line-up by 2020, but it has now ramped up its plans.Demand for electric models continues to rise sharply and in July, Britain had said that it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to cut pollution, replicating plans by France and cities such as Madrid, Mexico City and Athens.Carmakers are racing to tap into growing demand for low-emissions models with Nissan launching a revamped version of its Leaf electric vehicle on Wednesday in a bid to better take on Tesla’s Model 3.Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which showcased its first electric model in 2016, said it would release a range of powertrain options over the coming years.”We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles,” said Chief Executive Ralf Speth.The automaker, which built nearly 550,000 of Britain’s 1.7 million cars last year, has said it wants to build electric models in its home market but a number of factors need to be in place first, including support from government and academia.It will build its first electric model, the I-PACE, in Austria.Like much of the British car industry, JLR is also worried that Brexit could leave its car exports facing lengthy customs delays and tariffs of up to 10 percent, risking the viability of production in Britain.But as traditional carmakers battle with tech firms such as Google, and disruptive entrants including Tesla, JLR also unveiled its latest plans to tap into new and developing technologies.At a ‘Tech Fest’ in London, the company is showcasing several autonomous and connected car gadgets including a steering wheel called ‘Sayer’ which will contain speech recognition software, enabling it to answer questions, connect to news, select entertainment and order food.last_img read more

Saudi women can rev up motorbikes trucks after driving ban lifted

Saudi women can rev up motorbikes trucks after driving ban lifted

first_imgSaudi women walk at a market in Riyadh. ReutersSaudi women will not only be allowed to get behind the wheel of a car for the first time next summer, they will also be able to ride motorcycles and drive trucks, the information ministry said on Monday.In September, King Salman issued a decree ordering an end by next year to the kingdom’s ban on women drivers, a conservative tradition seen by rights campaigners as an emblem of women’s suppression.The ministry’s international communications centre tweeted information from the department of traffic, using graphics to make clear that women would be allowed to drive both motorbikes and trucks.It said harassment of female drivers would not be tolerated and there would be no discrimination between men and women in enforcing traffic laws and regulations.Women with international driving licenses can hit the road without going to local driving schools, the tweet said.For more than 25 years, women activists have campaigned to be allowed to drive, defiantly taking to the road, petitioning the king and posting videos of themselves at the wheel on social media. The protests brought arrests and harassment.The deeply conservative Muslim kingdom has announced a raft of reforms recently, from lifting a 35-year-old ban on cinemas this month to allowing women into sports stadiums next year.The economic and social reform program led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to open up cloistered lifestyles, shaped in part by a strict, conservative version of Sunni Islam that limits the role of women.Despite some steps forward, the gender-segregated nation, where women are bound by law to wear long robes and a headscarf, has been criticized for its continued constraints on women.Activists have blasted the country’s guardianship system which requires a male family member to grant permission for a woman to study abroad, travel and other activities.last_img read more

Relish your usual tea with a twist at MISTER CHAI

Relish your usual tea with a twist at MISTER CHAI

first_imgTo tea lovers the fragrance adds a finishing touch to the drink they cherish so much. However, the world has too many varieties of tea that can be tasted. Travelling the world may not be everyone’s cup of tea hence, Shangri- La- Eros Hotel has come up with Mister Chai-a new Tea restaurant. It is a first of its kind tea restaurant which serves exquisite variety of tea and coffee. It a unique concept that has been curated to give patrons a local ‘tea shop feel’ focusing on regional Indian street food and beverages with a strong focus on tea. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Conceptualised by the renowned Dubai based interior design company. Stickman Designs, Mister Chai is an intimate and relaxed space, with a seating capacity of up to 50 guests, enclosed by a beautifully detailed brass balustrade, with each bookend creating a unique design detail. This quaint and exquisite element ensures that guests enjoy privacy from the main lobby. Unlike a conventional tea lounge, Mister Chai is a dining destination in its own right. Popular Indian street food has been re-invented and presented in exceptional style.  Experienced and talented chefs under the guidance of executive hef Neeraj Tyagi, have collaborated to design a menu that is as creative as it is well thought out.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Chai Ki Tapri, which consists of the traditional Cutting Chai, Meri Apni Cutting and Kadak Masala Chai provide the quintessential Indian Chai experience. The beverage menu further offers a variety of Black Teas, Green Teas, Oolong Teas and Herbal Teas, Regional Teas, as well as Chai Thandi a variety of Iced Cold Teas.  The menu also contains a section called the Mister Chai’s Microbrewery, which offers a selection of freshly brewed lavazza coffee. The Single Origin Coffee selection is inspired from specific coffee native regions such as Blue Mountain (Jamaican, Full Bodied and powerful), Rain Forest (Costa Rican, Aromatic and Refined) and more. Mister Chai also offers non-tea specialties from the streets of India under the Indian Chaska selection such as Masala Cola, Nimbu Lemon, Orange Ginger Punch, among other similar exciting beverage options. The collection of mouth-watering snacks that have been created is a kaleidoscope of regional dishes with a modern twist. The ‘Namkeen ka Dabba ‘, which is also considered to be the famous Indian savoury teatime snack, comprises of Ajwani Matthi, Curry Patta Peanuts, Cheese Fan giving your palate the perfect flavourful punch. The Wow Pao is a modern take on the native Maharashtran snack consisting of aperitifs such as the Goan Chorizo Pao, Shikampuri Pao or even the classic Vada Pao. Continuing with the Maharashtran inspired relishes, the menu also contains a ‘Taste of Mumbai’ section comprising of classics such as Colaba Fish Fry Sandwich, Bun Maska and much more which encapsulate the authentic flavours of Maharashtra. The Chaat Pe Charcha selection comprises of Corn Bhel, Kale Pakora Chaat, and Shakarkandi Chaat encapsulating flavours in sync with the most popular street food in the Capital.last_img read more

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

first_imgKolkata: Revellers in the city may be looking at an acute shortage of Ola and Uber cabs in the next two days, as over 5,000 vehicles are slated to be taken off the road. In a statement on Monday, the West Bengal Online Cab Operators Guild claimed that their delegation had visited the office of Uber in Salt Lake, to address multiple issues. The cab drivers are not getting the same rate of fare as regular AC cabs and are also getting their driver IDs blocked over small issues. When they tried to put their agenda forth, they were allegedly heckled out of Uber’s office, which offended the drivers. As a result, they decided to boycott duty until Wednesday. However, Madan Mitra, president of the guild, has urged them to consider the problems people would face in the festive rush.last_img read more

Machine learning based Emailsec360°surpasses 60 antivirus engines in detecting malicious emails

Machine learning based Emailsec360°surpasses 60 antivirus engines in detecting malicious emails

first_imgE-mail is the traditional, primary, and the most vital part of communication within business organizations. They hold minutes of important discussions, confidential documents as attachments, high-profile business contact details, and much more. Hence, hackers or intruders often use emails as a medium to deliver dangerous content to the victim via attachments or by providing links to malicious websites. Companies throughout the world take huge efforts to detect malicious content within their communication media by setting up robust antivirus firewalls. But, how secure are they? Many choose antivirus engines based on their popularity than its performance. The myth that famous antivirus packages get you utmost security is now debunked by Email-sec-360°. According to Phys Org, it surpasses 60 other popular antivirus packages known to us. Email-sec-360° is developed by Aviad Cohen, a Ph.D. student, and researcher at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Malware Lab researchers. It detects unknown, malicious emails much more accurately than the popular antivirus products such as Kaspersky, McAfee, Avast, etc. Email-sec-360° vs other popular antivirus engines Present antivirus engines use rule-based methods to analyze specific email sections. These often overlook the other important parts of the email. Dr. Nir Nissim, head of the David and Janet Polak Family Malware Lab at Cyber@BGU, stated that the existing antivirus engines use signature-based detection methods. These methods are at times insufficient for detecting new and unknown malicious emails. However, Email-sec-360° is based on machine learning methods and leverages 100 general descriptive features extracted from all email components, which include the header, body and attachments. Also an interesting fact about this method is that, it does not require an internet access. Thus, it provides a seamless threat detection in real-time and can be easily deployed by any individual or organizations. A well-experimented approach by the Malware Lab The researchers used a collection of 33,142 emails, which included 12,835 malicious and 20,307 benign emails obtained between 2013 and 2016. Later, they compared their detection model to 60 industry-leading antivirus engines as well as previous research. On doing this, they found their system to outperform the next best antivirus engine, Cyren, by a 13 percent range. BGU’s Malware Lab method vs the others BGU Malware Lab plan to extend this method by including research and analysis of attachments (PDFs and Microsoft Office documents) within the Email-sec-360°. Dr. Nissim adds,”since these are often used by hackers to get users to open and propagate viruses and malware.” They are also planning to develop an online system that evaluates the security risk posed by an email message. This system will be based on advanced machine learning methods and would also allow users to submit suspicious email messages and quickly obtain a maliciousness score. The system will further recommend on how to treat the email and would help to collect benign and malicious emails for research purposes. Read more about Email-sec-360° in the Phys Org blog post Read Next Pentest tool in focus: Metasploit 12 common malware types you should know 4 Ways You Can Use Machine Learning for Enterprise Securitylast_img read more

New look for Air Canada planes and new onboard wines dining for

New look for Air Canada planes and new onboard wines dining for

first_imgNew look for Air Canada planes, and new onboard wines, dining for passengers Tweet Guests at yesterday’s event were treated to a sampling of some of the new onboard menu choices that will be available for Air Canada customers starting this April, including Lavazza Italian coffee (the airline’s new complimentary coffee) and Toronto-based Dufflet Pastries’ pumpkin spice loaf which will be featured on flights to Europe in Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upIn 2016 Air Canada launched 28 new routes including 15 new international and 12 U.S. trans-border routes. With new service to Morocco the airline now serves all six continents. In 2016 Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge started new services between Toronto-Seoul, Toronto-London Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Vancouver-Delhi, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin.Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge will continue their global strategic expansion in 2017, with the launch of new several new international services including Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Toronto- Reykjavik, Montreal-Shanghai, Montreal-Algiers, Montreal-Marseille, Montreal- Reykjavik, Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt and Vancouver-London Gatwick.Air Canada will also receive its first B737 MAX aircraft at the end of 2017, marking the start of its narrow-body fleet renewal program, to be followed in 2019 with the delivery of its first Bombardier C Series aircraft.To date, Air Canada has taken delivery of 23 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners with 14 more planned by 2019, all offering the new international cabin standard. In addition, the airline completed the reconfiguration of its entire Boeing 777 fleet of 25 aircraft with the state-of-the-art Dreamliner cabin configuration and inflight entertainment systems. TORONTO — Air Canada is celebrating its 80th anniversary – and Canada’s 150th anniversary – with new branding and new livery across its entire fleet as well as new uniforms for its employees and new onboard menu offerings.Air Canada unveiled its new look at three events held simultaneously in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The airline’s new livery “signals a pivotal inflection point in our 80-year history,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at the Toronto event. “On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary year, with our new livery, new uniforms for our employees, the award-winning international cabin standard introduced with the launch of our Boeing 787 aircraft, and enhanced onboard offerings, the future Air Canada represents the strength of our nation and the future-looking spirit of our airline.” Friday, February 10, 2017 Travelweek Group center_img Air Canada’s fleet of 300 mainline and regional aircraft are being repainted in a black and white design that highlights the red maple leaf brand, or rondelle, placed again on the tail of the flag carrier’s fleet after an absence of 24 years.The carrier says its new livery references Canada’s contrasting seasons, wildlife and First Nations heritage. Following yesterday’s launch the first three aircraft with the new livery went into service immediately.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTAlong with the new symbol, Air Canada debuted new charcoal grey and black employee uniforms with red accents and accessories. The airline’s pilots, flight attendants, airport customer service agents and other uniformed personnel will start wearing the new uniforms later this year.New uniform – group shot with designer Christopher BatesConcierge uniformsPilots uniformsIn-Flight and Airport agents uniformsWorkwear uniform for below the wings employeesAir Canada’s culinary partner, B.C.-based chef David Hawksworth, was on hand together with Quebec-based sommelier Véronique Rivest. Both were actively involved in developing Air Canada’s premium menu choices. Air Canada’s selection of Signature dishes was launched in October 2015 for Air Canada’s International Business Class customers. Rivest will pair the dishes and develop Air Canada’s wine program with a selection of Canadian wine that will change seasonally. Tags: Air Canada Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Air Transats latest Chefs Menu by Daniel Vézina Transat AT named on

Air Transats latest Chefs Menu by Daniel Vézina Transat AT named on

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Air Transat, Culinary Tourism Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Air Transat’s latest Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina; Transat A.T. named on Forbes’ Best Employers list Thursday, February 8, 2018 MONTREAL — Air Transat has unveiled its summer 2018 edition of the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina, which first made its debut on aircraft last December.Two new meals are sure to make taste buds sing: pork filet mignon with Quebec blueberries, and chicken cordon bleu garnished with smoked meat. The meals, in addition to other summer 2018 menu choices, can be pre-ordered as of today and will be served starting May 1 to all Club Class passengers, free of chard. Daniel Vézina meals are also available for purchase in Economy Class ($25 for lunch/dinner; $15 for breakfast).“The addition of Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina on Air Transat flights has had quite a positive influence on our clientele’s satisfaction and on the quality of their onboard experience, particularly for our Club Class passengers,” said Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “Air Transat is the leading holiday travel airline in Canada, and we are conscious that for an increasing number of travellers, the possibility of savouring such a high-quality meal is clearly a distinct advantage.”More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerThe menu also includes two vegetarian choices. The full menu is as follows:Pork filet mignon with Quebec blueberries (NEW)Chicken cordon bleu garnished with smoked meat (NEW)Salmon fillet with Asian noodlesPulled beef shepherd’s pieVegetable risottoWhite bean and quinoa casseroleSpinach and basil omelette (breakfast)Crepes with goat cheese and smoked salmon (breakfast)Each lunch/dinner meal is served with a cheese plate, dessert and glass of wine, while breakfast meals come with a plain croissant, yogurt, orange juice and coffee.The new meals by Daniel Vézina can be pre-ordered by calling the Booking Centre at 1-877-TRANSAT or by visiting the Air Transat website.In other company news, Transat A.T. Inc. has been ranked among the best employers in Canada and second among airlines on Forbes magazine’s annual list. The company climbed 51 positions in the overall ranking, from 120th in 2017 to 68th in 2018.“We are very pleased to be one of the 70 best employers in Canada and to place among the top 20 in Quebec,” said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. “We put a lot of emphasis on staff recognition, training and development, as well as on teamwork.” He continued: “Our employer brand is strong and appealing, which enables us to attract and retain talented employees. In particular, our commendable sustainability efforts come to mind. In keeping with our mission, we try to ensure that the joy of vacations brightens not only our customers’ everyday but also that of our employees.”More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backForbes establishes its ranking of the country’s top employers based on a survey of 8,000 Canadians who work for some 1,500 private and public companies with more than 500 employees. Answers are given anonymously and without the involvement of employers.last_img read more

Man finds cruise passengers message in a bottle – 50 years later

Man finds cruise passengers message in a bottle – 50 years later

first_imgMan finds cruise passenger’s message in a bottle – 50 years later Share Friday, July 19, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Australia By: The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.Paul Elliot told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia state while fishing.Elliot said he was looking for the author Paul Gibson, who described himself in the note as a 13-year-old English boy travelling in a cruise ship along the southern Australian coast from Fremantle in the west to Melbourne in the east.Government oceanographer David Griffin said the bottle could not have remained afloat for 50 years off the south coast because “the ocean never stays still.”Griffin suspected that the bottle had been buried on a beach for years then refloated by a storm.“If it had been dropped in anywhere in the ocean somewhere south of Australia, then there’s no way it’s going to stay actually at sea moving around for more than a year or two,” Griffin said.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedThe author gave his position as “1000 miles east of Fremantle.” However it is not clear whether the author actually meant 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) out of Fremantle, which would have included a journey south along the west coast before turning east.Hundreds of thousands of Britons migrated to Australia in the 1960s with the Australian government subsidizing their fares. Children travelled for free.But a quarter of them returned to Britain within a few years when life in Australia fell short of their expectations.last_img read more