Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin You hear reports now and then about how many people can’t tell the difference between a red wine and a white wine if tasted blind, much less one red or white wine from another. This is no cause for being smug for the simple reason that all wines are nothing but fermented grape juice, and a great number of white wines are made from red grapes. The fact is that wine experts make mistakes all the time about what they’re tasting, including Harry Waugh, a legendary British connoisseur who, when asked when was the last time he’d mistaken a Bordeaux for a Burgundy, responded, “What time was lunch?” Which is one of the reasons American wine critic Robert Parker refused ever to taste wines blind. The prospects of committing a whopper of an error are huge. Still, those who labor intensely, sometimes for years, and often fail exams as often as would-be lawyers to become an officially designated Master of Wine (there are only … [Read more...] about Why Do So Many Wines Taste So Different And Why Do So Many Taste The Same?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin All of us think that timing is exact, that it will always be there on our smartphones or watches. But these devices are not foolproof. Electromagnetic storms, foreign interference with satellites, and spoofing and jamming can all disrupt the timing streams sent to our computers and other devices. American Global Positioning System satellite navigation systems provide timing services, in addition to positioning information, through a constellation of satellites. The same GPS system that tells you where you are (using your car navigation system) also tells you the time. Just as interruptions to these satellite signals can affect how you perceive your location, they can also affect how your watch and smartphone tell you the time. Russia and China have demonstrated that they can take down satellites, enabling them to meddle with Americans’ perception of location and time. In July sunspots caused unusually-strong solar … [Read more...] about How To Buy Better Time
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Ryan Moody, President and CEO, ABS Group of Companies, Inc . The word “ransomware” strikes fear into the hearts of business leaders across sectors and industries. And it should. The number of cyberattacks for ransom increased by 105% in 2021 —and 60% of companies affected by these attacks chose to pay out the ransom. In short, business for cybercriminals is booming. This is especially true for attackers who have shifted their focus from information technology (IT) to operational technology (OT) environments. In the wake of attacks like Colonial Pipeline or DTEK Group , bad actors have gotten wise to the additional leverage that attacks on critical OT systems yield. Connected OT environments have afforded operators many benefits, but they also open doors for bad actors. The ability to gain control of physical equipment has empowered attackers to threaten companies with more than just data breaches. When … [Read more...] about Five Signs It’s Time To Rethink Your OT Security
A fly-past by a 220 ft-long majestic Indian tricolour, made of Khadi, over the iconic Hudson river and the display of a giant billboard at the Times Square are among the highlights of the grand celebrations planned to mark 75 years of India's Independence here this week. The Federation of Indian Associations NY-NJ-CT-NE (FIA) has planned a plethora of special events to celebrate India's 75 years of Independence - Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav this year. The commemoration will start with the hoisting of the Indian national flag, made of Khadi, at Times Square on August 15. As in previous years, the iconic Empire State Building will also be lit up in hues of the Indian tricolour. FIA said that as part of its grand celebrations to mark 75 years of India's independence under the auspices of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the diaspora organisation will display a giant India Day Parade' billboard at Times Square on August 15. Further, a special 220 feet-long Indian tricolour, made of Khadi, … [Read more...] about Khadi tricolour fly-past over the Hudson, billboard at Times Square attractions of India’s 75th Independence Day in New York
Kate Mara opened up about suffering a miscarriage the first time she and husband-actor Jamie Bell-found out they were pregnant and expecting their first child. “It was the first time I’ve ever been pregnant, and I’ve never had that excitement and shock of being an almost mom,” the 36-year-old actress explained during Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast, according Thursday to People magazine . “That just was such a special sort of reveal.” (RELATED: Actress And NFL Heiress Kate Mara Defends Anthem Protests) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kate Mara (@katemara) on Apr 3, 2019 at 5:40pm PDT The “Fantastic Four” star then shared how she first broke the news to Bell and that it was while they were stopped at a red light while driving. (RELATED: Kate Mara Brings The Heroic Movie Of A Marine And A Military Combat Dog To The Big Screen) “I turned to him and I was like, ‘Is now a bad time to … [Read more...] about Kate Mara Opens Up About Suffering A Miscarriage The First Time She Was Expecting
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By Akshar Bonu, co-founder and CEO of The Custom Movement , a marketplace for custom sneakers, apparel and more by independent artists. As a founder of a business, one of your most important jobs, if not the most important, is pitching your business. You’ll need to do this with investors, customers, prospective employees and a vast array of additional stakeholders—stakeholders you’ll encounter repeatedly over the lifetime of your company. Failing to pitch well can have serious consequences: A crucial investor may pass, a highly valued candidate may not accept your offer or a key customer may not sign your contract. It should come as no surprise then that refining your ability to effectively pitch your business should be high up on your list of priorities. However, communicating your business well is easier said than done. Different people have different backgrounds and priorities, each a factor in how you pitch … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Pitch More Effective With Different Audiences And Mediums
Aceron in “Scorpio Nights 3” For Gold Aceron, having a romantic relationship shouldn’t be a hindrance to his plan of becoming an accomplished artist, especially since the young actor has recently taken the “sexy route” by appearing in the third remake of the erotic thriller series “Scorpio Nights.” Gold said he would encourage his girlfriend to watch Law Fajardo’s “Scorpio Nights 3,” which features Christine Bermas as his leading lady. “I would tell her, ‘You have to be ready to see projects like this because this is what I do for a living.’ The problem is, I don’t have a girlfriend anymore,” he told Inquirer Entertainment during a recent virtual media gathering. “Just the same, this person who I will eventually choose to become my life partner should understand and fully accept the kind of work that I do. I don’t think this should be difficult, especially when we put importance on communication. Lahat nadaraan sa mabuting usapan,” Gold pointed out. He admitted that his love … [Read more...] about ‘Going extreme’: The different emotions Gold Aceron struggled with in his love scene for ‘Scorpio Nights 3’
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For MedTrans Go CEO and Co-Founder Dana Weeks, equity, inclusion, and belonging have always been driving forces, but she also thought heath equity could mean better business. Frustrated by a healthcare industry hurting patients and businesses alike, she saw an opportunity and got to work. “The reason I love my job so much is because I can have positive impact on people, while contributing to solutions to healthcare industry problems, and simultaneously growing a successful business.” —Dana Weeks, CEO and Co-Founder, MedTrans Go Jessica Pliska: I often start these columns asking executives about their early life influences that persist today. What can you tell me about yours? Dana Weeks: My story starts when I was an orphan in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. I was adopted by an American family when I was one-and-a-half years old. I don’t know the full story because some of the paperwork about me … [Read more...] about Building Healthcare Equity, One Ride At A Time
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A woman, let’s call her Lisa, applies for a loan. She’s 35 with a graduate degree, a high earning trajectory and a 670 credit score. She also just returned to work after taking time off to start a family. Her application goes to an algorithm, which assesses her risk profile to determine whether she should be approved. The algorithm sees her recent gap in employment and labels her a “risky” borrower. The result? Her application is rejected. Examples like this happen every day in lending. Are these decisions fair? When it comes to fairness in lending, a cardinal rule is, “Thou shalt not use variables like race, gender or age when deciding whether to approve someone for a loan.” This rule dates back to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), passed in 1974 to stop lenders from deliberately denying loans to Black applicants and segregating neighborhoods—a practice called redlining. The problem got so bad, the … [Read more...] about Is It Time To Start Using Race And Gender To Combat Bias In Lending?
Scene from “Oh My Korona” In her first few days of taping for her upcoming TV5 sitcom, “Oh My Korona,” Maja Salvador felt like her body could use a little bit of jolting on the set. “I wanted to give my whole body a good shake because I felt so stiff. I thought to myself, ‘Eh paano nga ba mag-comedy?” she related in a recent online press conference for the said television show. After almost two decades in the biz, Maja has made a name for herself as one of the finest dramatic actresses of her generation. The past few years, however, saw her trying her hand at more fun and lighthearted projects, like her recent drama-comedy series, “Niña Niño.” It was quite the departure from the iconic roles she played in the revenge drama “Wildflower” and the horror drama “The Killer Bride.” But with practice and proper guidance from her directors, Maja, slowly but surely, found her groove. “Doing ‘Niña Niño’ was a challenge after doing heavy soaps, where I did nothing but cry, scream and … [Read more...] about Comedy ‘a completely different animal’for Maja Salvador