If you have a friend who’s really stressed out . . . um . . . maybe stop hanging out with them. Sure, you might make THEIR stress worse in the process, but at least YOU’LL wind up marginally better overall. So if you’re spending time with people who are stressed, it’s going to mess with your brain and make you more stressed out too. According to a new study out of Canada, stress is CONTAGIOUS.
5 (Click to view overall details for this day)Sunday, June 12, 2016 On Tuesday we saw the reverse of what we saw on Monday. The Universal Crowd Calendar correctly predicted the crowd level ‘8’ at Universal Studios but Islands of Adventure was a ‘5’ again. 8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Monday, June 13, 2016 (Click to view overall details for this day)Thursday, June 16, 2016 Islands of Adventure saw wait times that matched what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted but at Universal Studios we saw crowds three points higher that what the calendar predicted. The crowd level ‘7’ was led by average wait times like 45 minutes at Rip Ride Rockit and 103 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D. Islands of Adventure9 8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Monday is a good example of what we saw at Universal Orlando all week. Universal Studios had a significantly higher crowd than history would suggest for a Monday in mid-June while Islands of Adventure had exactly the crowd level predicted by the Universal Crowd Calendar. Universal Studios4 Universal Studios8 Islands of Adventure9 Universal Studios8 8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Share This!Universal Crowd Calendar ReportUniversal Orlando Resort had surprisingly uncrowded parks between June 12 and 18, 2016, especially Tuesday through Saturday at Islands of Adventure. The Universal Crowd Calendar expected Islands of Adventure to keep pace with its sister park during the week now that a larger percentage of schools were out of session. Universal Studios is driving the resort-wide crowds with Islands of Adventure fading far behind.Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Universal Crowd Calendar Report: WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 4 To see Universal Orlando Resort Crowd predictions for the days of your vacation, check the Crowd Calendar.To get details about our predictions of future crowds or details about crowds in the past check out the Crowd Calendar and select “Jump to Date” on the left margin. Islands of Adventure5 6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Wednesday, June 15, 2016 4 Universal Studios8 Saturday saw the lowest crowds of the week resort-wide but especially at Universal Studios where Transformers: The Ride-3D averaged 43 minutes and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit averaged 32. Universal Studios was much busier than its sister park once again on Wednesday thanks to average wait times like 117 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D and 75 minutes at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 9 Universal Studios7 Universal Studios7 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 4 4 5 4 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Islands of Adventure9 (Click to view overall details for this day)Saturday, June 18, 2016 Islands of Adventure9 Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown (Click to view overall details for this day)Friday, June 17, 2016 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Friday’s crowds were the same as what we saw on Thursday and the predictions were the same as well which means UNiversal crowds continue to be stable at Universal Studios while Islands of Adventure lags behind. Islands of Adventure4 Islands of Adventure9 7 Islands of Adventure saw wait time averages like 10 minutes at Dragon Challenge (predicted 11) and 42 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (predicted 60) which meant crowds were much lower than we usually see on Thursday in June. Universal Studios4
So you listened to my internship-search advice, had a great resume, nailed the interview and got offered your dream internship position. Congratulations! With all the excitement you are feeling, I’m sure you are also nervous. I definitely was. It’s overwhelming to begin any new job, and it’s even more intimidating beginning your first internship. At first it seems like you need a survival guide to figure out how to do your best at your internship. But don’t fret—go in with a positive attitude and you will have a rewarding experience.Here are six tips to get the most out of your internship: Put down the celebrity gossip magazines and pick up business journals. I totally understand the temptation of these magazines—they are mindless and easy to read. But that’s the problem: You get absolutely nothing of any substance out of those. Instead, invest in a subscription to the Wall Street Journal or some other business publication. It will help you understand how political and business issues affect your job and life. Think about it—is it more important to know that Kim what’s-her-name ate a salad and Greek yogurt for lunch or to learn something that is crucial for the development of your career? Save your band T-shirts and body-con skirts for nights out on the town, and invest in professional clothing that will last a long time. Professional dress will give off the impression that you are a responsible young adult, and I’m sure that’s how you want to be perceived in your workplace. So get a couple of good ties or a few classic pencil skirts. When you dress well, you feel good—and that will positively affect your work performance. So go hit the outlet mall. You’ve got shopping to do! Do not assume that because you got the internship, you are done with networking. This is a crucial time to form lasting relationships with your fellow interns and supervisors. Building a network at your current workplace is important for your career. You never know who could help you with future opportunities—or who you could help. So eat lunch in the break room with other interns and ask your supervisors for career advice. Not only will this help you, but it also can make your workplace fun! It’s great to have co-workers with whom you can share laughs. Get out of your cube and start networking. Make sure you do not take bad college habits into your internship. It’s safe to say that most college students have spent at least one coffee-fueled night desperately typing out a paper, 12 hours before it’s due. Resolve not to do this at your internship. Instead, plan out how you are going to approach completing your projects. Make a timeline that allows for brainstorming, organizing and proofreading your assignment. Completing projects in a timely manner will guarantee good results. Brush any insecurities aside and ask questions when you are confused. In a world where seemingly any question can be answered through a Google search, you might be intimidated to ask for help when you need it. But no one is going to think you are incapable or stupid. Actually, asking for help creates the opposite reaction: People admire those who know when they need help. Instead of doing an assignment incorrectly or not doing it at all, send an e-mail to your supervisor or ask the co-worker next to you for some support. Remember, internships are supposed to be learning experiences, and asking questions is one of the best ways to learn! To have a successful internship, you have to put in hard work. Do your job, do it on time and do it well. You are going to get what you give to this internship, so make sure you respect yourself and this opportunity enough to put 100 percent into it. In November, when you are long done with your summer internship, it will feel good to look back at your experience and be able to honestly say that you did a darn good job.Good luck with your internship, and remember that your hard work is an investment that will yield many positive returns down the road.
When people think of security threats that retail organizations face every day, their initial thoughts are often data breaches and cyberattacks. That is no surprise, as these incidents are what usually makes headlines. According to the 2018 Cost of Data Breach study, the retail industry ranked fifth in frequency of data breaches.Since the dawn of the digital age, we’ve fought cyber pirates with tools like firewalls, encryption, strong passwords, antivirus software and white-hat hackers.But with so much attention on combating cyber risks, we sometimes forget about the other side of the coin: the risk that proprietary data will be physically removed from a retail company’s headquarters, corporate offices, warehouses or even their data centers.- Sponsor – These threats have the same high stakes, which means the physical protection of private company files and customer information like credit card numbers and addresses is of equal importance.In a survey conducted by Deloitte on cyber risk in retail, respondents cited the three most concerning sources of attacks as: organized criminals, disgruntled employees or former employees, and accidental misuse by authorized users. But many organizations’ IT or security personnel rarely consider on the fact that current employees or outside contractors can use a flash drive or other device to steal private company data from one of their facilities.To remain vigilant, retail companies must focus on four main risks to physical data security when creating a comprehensive approach to protecting critical assets.Risk 1: The Insider ThreatEvery retail company has at least one disgruntled employee working for them, whether they know it or not. That means every organization is at risk of having data walk out the building with that employee.People steal data from their workplaces because they see some means to an end, whether it’s to expose something embarrassing or damaging due to a personal vendetta, or because they can sell it to a competitor or the media and benefit financially. In fact, they don’t even need to be disgruntled; they might just want a quick way to make a buck.Risk 2: The Outsider ThreatRetail companies need to be wary of threats from outsiders as well.These can come in the form of the corporate spy—someone specifically hired to pose as a legitimate employee or private contractor in order to extract information—or the opportunistic thief—a contractor hired to work on a server or in sensitive areas, who sees an opening and seizes it.Either one is equally damaging to sensitive data because of the physical access they have.Risk 3: The Seemingly Innocent Personal ItemTwo types of personal items can be used to steal data: the commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) variety, and the intentionally disguised variety.COTS devices include SD cards, external hard drives, audio recorders and even smartphones, any of which can be used to transport audio, video and computer data in and out of a building.Intentionally disguised devices could be a recording device that looks like a car key fob, or a coffee mug with a USB drive hidden in a false bottom.The difference between COTS and disguised devices is that if one gets caught with a COTS device, security will know what it is and can confiscate it. The disguised device looks like a security-approved item anyone could be carrying into the workplace, making it especially devious.Risk 4: Poor or Nonexistent ScreeningThis risk creates or amplifies all of the other three. Whether it’s an employee, an outside contractor or a device, the physical security risks are real, and everyone and everything entering and leaving a building needs to be screened.Unfortunately, screening often either isn’t occurring at all, or is ineffective or inconsistent when it does occur.This is a huge mistake, and the consequences can be dire. They range from loss of customer trust, exorbitant lawsuits and tanking stock prices in the private sector. Costs and resource use increase as well during efforts to reactively fix or mitigate the effects of physically stolen data.The risk has never been greater that information will be physically removed from a building on a piece of hardware. Years ago, it was much harder for the average individual to figure out where they could sell stolen data. Now, with the Deep Web, anyone with Tor can access forums requesting specific information from competing spy agencies, increasing the likelihood people will try it.The good news is that all of these threats are avoidable.Combating the Physical Risks to Data SecurityNot long ago, the building/physical security department and the IT/cybersecurity department were considered two different entities within an organization, with little overlap or communication.Organizations now are realizing that, because of the level of risk they face from both internal and external threats, they must take a holistic approach to data security. Physical data security and cybersecurity must be considered the yin and yang of an airtight policy that effectively protects sensitive or confidential assets from a malicious attack.Technology to Enable Physical Data SecurityElectronics such as hard drives, cell phones, smart watches, SD cards, and recording devices have a magnetic signature because of the ferrous metals inside them. Using a ferromagnetic detection system (FMDS) as people enter and exit a building or restricted area means that anything down to a small microSD card triggers an alert, allowing confiscation or further action as needed.FMDS uses passive sensors that evaluate disturbances in the earth’s magnetic field made by something magnetic moving through its detection zone.Although it is a passive technology, it is more effective and reliable than using hand wands or the walk-through metal detectors typically seen in an airport, which cannot detect very small ferrous metal objects.Recognizing the existing threats, putting together a holistic security strategy, and using the right technology to detect illicit devices comprises an effective three-pronged approach to protecting an organization’s data.Strong countermeasures are necessary because data loss can come from both inside and outside, in both private and public sectors, from places not everyone considers. With technology like FMDS acting as a backup to the human element, organizations can lock down their data and keep the wolves in sheep’s clothing from getting in the door. This post was originally published on February 6, 2019 and updated May 23,2019. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Lazio coach Inzaghi: Gasperini the best in the countryby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi believes Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini is the best in the country.The two teams meet on Monday.Inzaghi said, “We know what we’ll be facing in Bergamo: an excellent team with a top-notch Coach, who has my unqualified respect. Alongside (Juventus boss Max) Allegri, he is the best in Italy.”Ever since I’ve trained in Serie A, I’ve been locking horns with Atalanta. That’s thanks to Gasperini’s work, which has consistently kept the team high up in the standings.”For our own part, we’ve been short of something in our process of development. It’s a problem that every other team has to deal with too, with the exception of Juventus.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
United Nations: US President Donald Trump said Monday he could not rule out a meeting with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations this week, but no encounter was yet scheduled. Speculation has been rife over whether the leaders of the two arch-foes would finally meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, with France’s Emmanuel Macron trying to broker what would be a historic rendezvous. The chances of this happening have seemingly diminished in the wake of a dramatic attack on Saudi oil facilities blamed by the United States on Iran, which denies being involved. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report “I never rule anything out,” Trump told reporters, but added that he had “nothing scheduled at this moment.” Macron is cautiously hopeful for a breakthrough and is seeking to bring the two together, having consulted informally with Trump on Monday, then meeting for more than 90 minutes with Rouhani that evening. “The path of de-escalation is narrow but more necessary than ever, and it was time for Iran to take it,” Macron told Rouhani in the meeting, according to a statement from the French presidency. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests Macron plans to meet with the US president again on Tuesday, and told reporters earlier on Monday, “I’ll do everything I can so that conditions are created for discussion.” However Trump responded to his efforts by saying “we don’t need a mediator.” The Iranians “know whom to call,” he said. Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear deal and began reimposing sanctions on Iran in a campaign of “maximum pressure.” Following the Group of Seven summit in France in August, though, Trump spoke openly of his willingness to meet his Iranian counterpart face-to-face, if the conditions were right. Trump is fond of the optics of high-profile meetings — his summits with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are testament to that — and a summit would mark a diplomatic coup a year ahead of his re-election bid. He tempered his enthusiasm, though, after the devastating September 14 attacks on Saudi oil installations that Washington and Riyadh have, to varying degrees, blamed on Tehran. The attacks heightened tensions and renewed fears of a military escalation in the region. “Did the chances of a meeting increase with these strikes? No, we have to be clear, we can see that things are getting tense,” Macron said Sunday en route to New York. “The two main players are there,” he added, referring to Rouhani and Trump. “Something can happen.” Diplomats hope a meeting would help de-escalate tensions in the Gulf that have flared since May when the United States ended all waivers in its unilateral sanctions that seek to stop Iran from selling any oil. Iran has responded by reducing its commitments under the nuclear deal and Trump has deployed military assets to the region. The door to talks appears open, though. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, viewed as a hawk on Iran, has spoken of the need to give diplomacy “every opportunity to succeed” in the wake of the Saudi attacks. There are signs of goodwill on the Iranian side, too. On the eve of the General Assembly, Iran said a British-flagged oil tanker seized in the Gulf two months ago was free to leave. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who met his French counterpart late Sunday, said that “we are not closing the door for conversation.” “What we’re saying is that you need to establish credibility,” he told reporters at the United Nations, warning against any meeting becoming simply “a photo opportunity” for Trump. Macron met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday afternoon where they agreed with the US that Iran was responsible for the blasts at the Abqaiq and Khurais facilities. “There is no other plausible explanation,” the leaders said in a joint statement. But the three European countries, which remain part of the nuclear deal negotiated under former US president Barack Obama and are trying to salvage it — said the solution was diplomacy. “We urge Iran to engage in such a dialogue and refrain from further provocation and escalation,” they said. Macron said that if Trump became convinced he could get something from a meeting with Rouhani, he could decide to go ahead at very short notice. A senior US official said no meeting was planned at this stage, even between lower level officials.
San Francisco: Seven companies, including Capitol One, posted job ads on Facebook that excluded workers based on their gender, age or both, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled. Last year, the US National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and other private parties, filed litigation against Facebook, saying it needs to build stronger protections against job discrimination by age, gender or location. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year According to a report in Vox on Wednesday, the US commission ruled against seven employers: Capital One, Edward Jones, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Enterprise Holdings, Renewal by Andersen, Drive Time Auto, and Sandhills Publishing. The companies bought ads on Facebook to publicise job openings, but targeted them to young men, so women or people over the age of 55 who use the platform couldn’t see them. In letters sent to each company, the EEOC found “reasonable cause” that the employer violated laws by excluding women, older workers or both from seeing their job ads on Facebook. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India It’s the first major decision involving discrimination on digital platforms. “The EEOC decision suggests that targeting digital job ads based on gender and age is also illegal,” said the report. In a bid to avoid discrimination in ads related to housing, jobs and credits, Facebook in March announced new changes where anyone who wants to run such ads will no longer be allowed to target by age, gender or zip code. These changes are the result of settlement agreements with leading civil rights organisations and ongoing input from civil rights experts, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg had said. “We’re building a tool so you can search for and view all current housing ads in the US targeted to different places across the country, regardless of whether the ads are shown to you,” said the Facebook COO.
New Delhi: ‘Thak Thak gang’ stole a bag from the car of Additional Sessions Judge in Okhla area in South-East Delhi. Police said that they have nabbed few persons and investigation is going on whether they were the culprits behind the crime. The incident took place on September 24. Police have registered a case in this regard. According to police, the victim in the case, while returning from Okhla Phase-I in her car, was standing at the red light crossing of the bank at Maa Anandmai Marg. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”While she was sitting in the car waiting for the red light to turn green,” police said. When the red light turned green suddenly a sound came and passerby informed the victim that two bike riders have taken her purse from the rear seat of the car after breaking the right rear door glass. The purse was having complainant’s important documents. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-east) Kumar Gyanesh said that two riders were following her car. They also tried to distract her. Finding the right moment at the traffic signal, the accused fled away with the purse. A team deployed in civil dress has apprehended some other members of the gang while committing crime in the same area. Police said that on Thursday, they had deployed their team members in civil dress. They apprehended some other members of the gang while they were trying to steal again in the same area. A case has been registered and further investigation in the matter is underway.