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Apple’s IOS 11 Updates Siri to A More Natural Human

Apple's IOS 11 Updates Siri to A More Natural Human

By S.Ratko The next Siri won’t put the emphasis on the wrong syllable. That’s more or less the promise Apple made during recent World Wide Developers Conference Keynote. Demonstrating onstage, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, asked Siri about the weather. “Here’s the forecast for the next three days: Sunny, sunny, and sunny,” replied Siri.   Each ...

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The World Will Need 255,000 New Pilots by 2027

The World Will Need 255,000 New Pilots by 2027

By S.Ratko MONTREAL — A report by Montreal-based flight training provider CAE says airlines around the world will need 255,000 new commercial pilots over the next decade, a third of whom will be required in North America. CAE’s report says there are about 290,000 commercial pilots working now, but 440,000 will be needed by 2027. It says 105,000 will be ...

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Amazon Canada to hire 200 workers in Toronto

Amazon Canada to hire 200 workers in Toronto

By S.Ratko Amazon Canada plans to hire 200 more workers at its headquarters in Toronto including for positions in software development, engineering, programming, marketing and sales and human resources. Tamir Bar-Haim, the country manager for the Amazon Media Group, said e-commerce, technology, and the Internet are still in their infancy. “We feel there is still so much room to invent ...

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5 clear, simple ways to reduce visual hacking

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(NC) Visual hacking occurs when a thief steals confidential information, either by discreetly pointing a smart phone at a screen and taking pictures, or by memorizing what they see. It poses a significant risk to anyone handling sensitive personal and business documents.   In 2016, “white hat” visual hacker Ponemon conducted a visual hacking experiment. They visited 46 companies pretending to be ...

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Be a Partner or Float a Company?

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By Barr. Esther Olatunbosun xtawande@gmail.com Don Yaeger could have been more right when he said: ‘decisions are the frequent fabric of our daily design.’ The world is this beautiful because of the human ability to make choices considered logical. Making big decisions are often the big deals but sometimes, choices considered inconsequential may be the greatest breakthrough humanity ever saw, ...

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Is a payday loan right for you?

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(NC) Is a payday loan the best way for you to borrow money? While tempting, a payday loan can have unexpected fees and cost more than you think. Reach your own conclusions with these key facts you should know before turning to a payday loan lender. Payday loans are extremely expensive. Know the government rules that are in place to ...

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Thinking about running for office?

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  Monday, April 3, 2017 Edmonton’s election for City and School Board officials will take place this fall – Monday, October 16, 2017 – and the Edmonton.ca website now has everything you need to know if you’re considering running for Mayor, City Councillor or School Board Trustee. Visit Edmonton Elections: For Candidates for key information on filing a notice of intent to run for office, nomination instructions and forms, ...

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Hello, I work for Jobboom.com, an employment and career resource portal based in Canada. To offer your visitors even more value, it would be great to add a link to the Jobboom website (http://www.jobboom.com/en). This will allow your visitors to find local employment offers, read advice on how to create a CV, find tips on how to succeed in job interviews ...

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Bacardi Canada to close and sell Brampton office

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Bacardi Canada will close down and sell its Brampton bottling plant in the coming months, which will end a five-decade presence in the city.   In an official statement to The Guardian, the organization said it told its representatives on Feb. 9 that they made the “difficult decision” to end operations at the office on Steeles Avenue East after a ...

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Sears, Kmart Drop Trump Products from Their Shops

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Major U.S. retailers Sears and Kmart this week removed 31 Trump Home items from their online product offerings to focus on more profitable items, a spokesman said recently.   The decision follows retailer Nordstrom Inc’s announcement this week it had decided to stop carrying Ivanka Trump’s apparel because of declining sales, prompting President Donald Trump to take to Twitter to ...

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Keurig to Pay $5.8M Settlement Over Alleged Failure to Report Coffee Brewer Burns

CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA - 2015/09/13: Coffee cup on table in a Starbucks cafe.  Starbucks is streamlining the ordering process so customers are able to get that cup of coffee  faster than usual. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  The maker of Keurig coffee brewers agreed this week to pay a $5.8 million penalty after allegedly failing for years to report a defect that caused more than 100 burns, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.   Vermont-based Keurig Green Mountain recalled 6.6 million of its Keurig MINI Plus brewers in December 2014. Keurig received about 200 ...

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L’Oreal Looking to Sell Off the Body Shop

Another day, another company looking to pull out of a retail entanglement: This time it’s L’Oreal, which has confirmed reports that it’s looking into selling off The Body Shop chain of stores. In other news, today we learned that L’Oreal owns The Body Shop.   For those not in the know, The Body Shop is a cosmetics and skincare chain ...

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Burger King is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion

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Restaurant Brands, the parent of Burger King and the Tim Hortons doughnut and coffee chain, announced recently that it is buying Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the company famous for its Cajun cuisine, for $1.8 billion.   The deal values Popeyes at $79 a share, nearly 20% higher than where the stock closed. Shares of Popeyes (PLKI), living up to the company’s ...

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Adidas Sues Puma Over ‘Three-Stripe’ Trademark

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Adidas accused longtime rival Puma of selling look-alike soccer cleats recently, kicking off the latest court battle over the German giant’s heavily policed “three-stripe” trademark.   Adidas AG, which has aggressively protected the stripe design in recent years, filed an infringement lawsuit in Oregon federal court that claims Puma is selling spikes with a confusingly similar four-stripe design on the ...

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Manchester Airport to open a new lounge

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Manchester Airport has unveiled plans for a new brand of lounge that will open in Terminal Three in April.   Costing £1.6m, the adult-only lounge will be called 1903, named after the year of the Wright Brothers first flight. It will hold up to 71 people and provide ‘a more premium offering’ for passengers using the airport.   The lounge ...

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ADVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESS: ACT LOCAL, THINK GLOBAL

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By Kunle Adebunmi The business world is fast becoming a single global supermarket where you can shop for everything. Boundaries and borders are gradually getting linked and connected.  Trade and commerce are getting more simplified. We need to be aware that the business world is growing smaller and smaller every day. We are fortunate in this digital age because most ...

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4 VITAL TIPS FOR STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

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Once a business idea starts coming to you, it is important to know the process to follow and the vital steps to take so as to bring the idea to proper fruition. I am sure that every intending small business starter will need a guide for a good business foundation. How this pre – planning period is handled matters a ...

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9 SMALL BUSINESS DOCUMENTS YOU MUST RELATE WITH

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By Kunle Adebunmi Documents are very necessary and the key to doing any business. One of the ways you can be successful as an entrepreneur is for you also to be a document person. Documents should be taken as important as the business itself. Many Small Business owners find it very has to generate documents and also keep them. At ...

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