Dog People Have More Friends Than Cat People, But Watch Less Hip TV Shows

first_imgA new study looked at dog people and cat people on Facebook to find the biggest differences between them.  And . . . they mainly just confirmed some stereotypes.  Here are the four big things they found . . .1.  Dog people seem more excitable and emotional . . . and cat people seem moodier and a little smug.The words that dog people are much more likely to use include “excited,” “proud,” “blessed,” and “fabulous.”  Cat people’s top words are “tired,” “amused,” “annoyed,” “happy,” and “sad.”2.  Cat people watch hipper TV shows.  They’re more likely to watch anime, “Doctor Who”, and shows on Cartoon Network.  Dog people are more likely to watch “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Duck Dynasty”.3.  Dog people have an average of 26 more Facebook friends, but cat people get invited to more events.4.  And finally, cat people are more likely to be single than dog people, 30% to 24%.last_img read more

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Photo of the Week: Teller’s of Hyde Park in Cincinnati

first_imgWhen I looked down the street from our parking spot in Hyde Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, I quickly noticed the unmistakable tall columns of a bank building. You’ve probably seen them as well in older communities. Banks built in the United States in the 1800’s and early 1900’s often included tall columns in the front facade, influenced by Greek and Roman architecture. I noticed the building still had the words “Hyde Park Savings Bank” engraved at the top. But it was no longer a bank. The green canopy sign over the door announced Teller’s, a restaurant known for its wide selection of beers and scrumptious food (Bananas Foster, anyone?). After visiting other renovated bank buildings, including one in our nearby community of Plymouth, Michigan, I had to go inside to check out the renovation myself. I smiled as I entered the restaurant. The restaurant architects and designers held true to the building’s origin and maintained the character of the original space. Teller’s of Hyde ParkWhen I walked through the door, I was impressed with the airiness and space in the two-story tall building. A main floor with long wooden bar on the right gave way to a staircase in the back, leading up to the second-story outdoor patio. And when I glanced to the left, I saw how Teller’s incorporated the old bank teller windows over the tables. Cool!After talking with the manager, I discovered the old teller windows were discovered in the basement of the building, along with a lot of other banking equipment, when they started renovating the building into a restaurant. If you look closely, you’ll notice the old bank deposit slip holders and the front key area of the safe deposit boxes are used to hold the salt and pepper shakers on each table.When was the last time you saw those type of deposit slip holders? I can’t recall!The old vault, commonly located at the back of the building? Now a private dining room. Fascinating to see the glass covered inner workings of the vault door! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Can You Hear Me Now?Wait, can you go around the block again? I saw something interesting on that building and want to check it out. That’s what I asked my husband when we were in Cincinnati, driving around downtown at dusk, looking for a place to eat dinner. We circled the block and slowly…In “Miscellaneous”Photo of the Week: Krohn ConservatoryLast week during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the oldest conservatories in the United States, Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio. Located in Eden Park, northeast of downtown Cincinnati, the aluminum and glass Art Deco conservatory houses four impressive greenhouses—Palm, Tropical, Desert,…In “Miscellaneous”Photo of the Week: Cincinnati RiverfrontWhen I was in Cincinnati, Ohio this weekend for WordCamp Cincinnati 2017, I took some time to visit downtown Cincinnati. Usually when I’m in Cincinnati, I walk around downtown, visit the library, check out the murals on buildings, and stop along the riverfront for a walk in Smale Riverfront Park.…In “Miscellaneous”last_img read more

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Colleges Tell the RIAA They Have Better Things to Do

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#music#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img corvida 1 With blazing fast speeds, college campuses are often used by students to download all the music they’d like. For the past few years the RIAA has been lurking around college campus intranets and using college IT and Administrators to choose their next unsuspecting pool of college victims. It seems that may be about to change and college students nationwide may now be able to breathe a little easier as their universities fight back.We’re Not Necessarily On Your SideDue to the transparency of college networks, students are an easy target for the RIAA’s resistant efforts. However, don’t get it twisted. Colleges are not about to start defending the students that actually violate copyright laws. For not only are these students violating the laws of the music industry, but also those of the college. With that being said, colleges are fighting back because they feel that the resources and time spent on chasing these students is cutting into better things that faculty members could be doing. The Costs and Efforts of the HuntSo what exactly does it cost colleges to hunt down these students? With the increasing number of subpoenas and “cease-and-desist” letters coming from the RIAA, it’s become a full-time job for college administration to keep up with students across their network, especially if the campus is huge. This has resulted in some colleges having to hire more full-time employees to monitor the networks and make sure the correct correspondents are actually violating the law and receive their notices. Talk about a time-consuming job! Not only that, colleges have also had to install more software to help track and monitor illegal network activities, which results in yet another software that IT employees have to get a handle on.Just Not Worth All the EffortIn the end, it’s understandable for some colleges to simply stop helping out the RIAA. Their efforts are costing them a ton of money and time. Instead, colleges are opting to focus their efforts towards their school’s mission statements and to the academic well-being of their students. Colleges could spend more time better educating their students on the most current software, upgrading their own systems to reflect these teachings, and overall helping their students in a variety of other ways. We’re sure students will be happy to hear this, but we’d like to warn college students once again that campus efforts to stop piracy will not stop completely. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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SaaS Security: Scrutinizing the Security Terms of Cloud Vendor Contracts

first_imgNumerous surveys and reports have found that the biggest worry businesses have today about adopting cloud/SaaS technologies is security.  For example, security is reported as a top concern by analysts like IDC, Gartner, and Forrester.With concerns around security high, it is no wonder that businesses are carefully scrutinizing the terms describing security in their cloud and SaaS contracts.  Unfortuantely, they’re usually not happy with what they’re seeing.  Gartner found that 80 percent of IT procurement professions are not satisfied with the language that describes security in their SaaS contracts.Alexa Bona, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said that “We continue to see frustration among cloud services users over the form and degree of transparency they are able to obtain from prospective and current service providers.  As more buyers demand it, and as the standards mature, it will become increasingly common practice to perform assessments in a variety of ways, including reviewing responses to a questionnaire, reviewing third-party audit statements, conducting an on-site audit and/or monitoring the cloud services provider.”The Gartner report found that “nearly all contracts have a force majeure clause that excludes several forms of catastrophic incident.  If a failure simultaneously affected 1,000 customers, and each was entitled to $2 million of compensation, it would amount to a total payout of $2 billion. Ask service providers what their total liability would be in the case of a failure impacting all of their tenants, and demand evidence of adequately underwritten insurance.”What should customers look for in their SaaS contracts?  TechRepublic reports that Gartner recommends the following:Audits – Annual security audits should be made that are backed by third-party certification.  The findings should be available.Security and Recovery – Contract SLAs should include  language about recovery times, recovery point objectives and data integrity.  Penalties should kick in if the SLAs are missed.Written Commitments – Contract language should address security measures, protection from third party attacks, and vulnerability testing.Compensation and Penalties – Ideally the contract should provide meaningful compensation for lost security, service or data.  This is often missing in many of today’s contracts.Despite anxiety around security, it doesn’t seem to be holding back businesses from signing onto cloud contracts.  Gartner estimates that the SaaS market is growing at an unstoppable rate — from $14.5 billion in 2012 to more than $22 billion in 2015.last_img read more

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Pioli stands up for Suso

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Stefano Pioli was cagey on his Milan choices against Roma, but defended Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu from criticism. “You hit one, you hit us all.” It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. This is his second game in charge after the disappointing 2-2 draw with Lecce, a performance that saw several players including Suso bitterly criticised. “We won’t be part of any social or media pillory of our players. We are united, the objective is to be a team and fight for the results together,” said Pioli in his press conference. “If you hit one player, you hit us all, you hit me and you hit Milan. We have to be positive and not let ourselves get caught up in hysteria. “We’ve got to prove ourselves in every match and learn from the Lecce game where we should’ve been more concentrated. It’s not just about players being young or inexperienced, but the way we interpret the matches. “Tomorrow we are up against a Roma side that has lost only one game this season. I expect them to be determined and we need to match them on that level.” Pioli left Krzysztof Piatek on the bench in favour of Rafael Leao against Lecce, so will he use the same trident with Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu or draft in Ante Rebic? “I will choose the best line-up available, just as I did against Lecce. Leao and Piatek have different characteristics, so they can alternate, but also play together if we are able to find the right balance elsewhere. “I expect Lucas Paqueta to be more enterprising on the ball and create more danger going forward. He remains a midfielder, which means he needs to keep the intensity up throughout the match. “I liked the way Calhanoglu approached the game overall and not just the goal he scored. If we were to play Lucas Biglia and Ismael Bennacer together, we’d have to change other positions, which at the moment I do not want to change. We need some consistency at the moment. “The best possible team for the game will play tomorrow. That is all I can tell you, then you can read the XI when the time comes.” The new coach also tried to keep the expectations down, even though the club directors seem to believe in a top four finish. “We have to roll our sleeves up. We’ll try to win them all and then see where we are, that’s all we can do. I made no promises to anyone. All the players start with me on the same level and I’ll play those who can give me the most guarantees for that game.”last_img read more

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Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

first_imgView comments Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe “I know who I like watching and I had a draft board. I had a process,” James said. “Some of it went according to plan. A couple of them fell through, but I was satisfied and happy with the guys that I got.”James’ original roster was dramatically altered by injuries to Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love, who all missed the game.“Even with the four guys that got injured we were able to get four new guys that came in and played well for us.”James was named the game’s MVP after making the go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and scoring a game-high 29 points.Where did he hide his draft board?ADVERTISEMENT And there’s a definite appetite for the NBA to televise the captains’ draft rather than conduct it clandestinely like it was this year.“Televise it,” said DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen. “Give the people what they want to see. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person that gets picked, you are an All-Star, so it doesn’t matter where you really go, so I think televise it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPlayers raved about the new format of having captains draft the teams rather than the traditional format of East vs. West.And James finally revealed his draft order: Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, his former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving and DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the game due to a season-ending injury. 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Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “Ain’t none of your business. You’re going too far, man,” James said with a laugh.Curry didn’t divulge his draft order.“As the draft kind of unfolded, you start to game plan around positions,” he said. “For me, I tried to get the best shooters. It was kind of cool to see both teams come together as me and LeBron were picking. So that part, that vibe of the format and having two guys select from your peers will be a fun show as it unfolds year after year.”The All-Star draft led to interesting dynamics on court.Curry chose his Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but the trio had to play against Durant. James also chose Oklahoma City duo Westbrook and Paul George to play along with Kyrie Irving, who forced a trade away from James in Cleveland just last summer.Irving and James had no obvious friction, even laughing and joking on the bench. Neither did Durant and Westbrook, who broke up in 2016 when Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State.Durant helped James smother Curry in the final seconds to prevent him from getting off a potential tying shot.And then there was Toronto’s Dwane Casey coaching Team LeBron against Raptors star DeRozan.“I think that having the captains and selecting the guys and being able to mix them up gave it a more authentic feel of kind of what us players want to be part of in an All-Star Game,” Irving said.“It’s great to play with guys in your conference, East-West. But when you get a chance to have Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and you know they’re teammates already, and then you mix them with myself and Kemba (Walker), and LeBron, and you could see the mix and it just worked.” Team Stephen’s Stephen Curry, left, of the Golden State Warriors, and Team LeBron’s LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, stand together during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte.LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team LeBron beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night .ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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KfW IPEXBank to Fund Dream Cruises New Ship Duo

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Genting Cruise Lines Germany’s bank consortium KfW IPEX-Bank is looking to finance two cruise ships being built for Genting Hong Kong and its brand Dream Cruises.The Global Class I and II ships are currently under construction at the three shipyards of MV Werften located on the Baltic Coast in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.The financing package comprises around EUR 2.6 billion (USD 2.88 billion) with a total investment volume of just under EUR 3.1 billion. The bank explained that the structure would be backed by export credit guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Finnish export credit agency Finnvera, as well as by a guarantee from the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.A substantial portion of the loan amount will be syndicated to more than 10 other German and international banks, besides the KfW IPEX-Bank consortium that includes BNP Paribas, Citibank, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse and DNB.“Due to unavailability of cruise ship slots in the next 10 years, we made a conscious decision to invest in MV Werften in order to build the ships we needed for our three cruise brands in a timely manner,” Tan Sri Lim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong Ltd, said.With a capacity of up to 9,500 passengers and 2,500 crew, the Global Class ships are designed for the growing Asian cruise market. The ships are 204,000 gross tonnes each, with 2,500 cabins and 5,000 lower berths.The Global Class ships will be the largest cruise ships ever built in Germany and the world’s largest cruise ships in terms of passenger capacity. Delivery of the units is scheduled for early 2021 and early 2022.last_img read more

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FENDI And Iconic Women Come Together For Charity Initiative

first_imgFENDI announces the FENDI 3Baguette project in collaboration with 5 iconic New York women, on the occasion of the inauguration of its new New York Flagship Boutique on Madison Avenue on February the 13th.This initiative involves a special group of iconic women who exemplify New York’s creative and innovating spirit, invited by FENDI to personalize their own 3Baguette handbag, allowing for a completely unique and fully interpreted creation. Working closely with Silvia Venturini Fendi and FENDI’s atelier, the women have been able to bring their creations to life, continuing FENDI’s motto that ‘Nothing is Impossible’. Collaborators include musician Rihanna, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, artist Rachel Feinstein, model Jourdan Dunn and blogger Leandra Medine.From February 13 to March 13, the 3Baguette bags will be displayed in FENDI’s new flagship store on Madison Avenue and will be available to purchase through a dedicated online auction site launching February 13th, 2015. Each of these 5 women have chosen a charitable organization to receive the proceeds from their customized bag, highlighting their uniquely personal philanthropic focus.Rihanna’s bag proceeds will benefit The Clara Lionel Foundation, which she founded in 2012 in honor of her grandparents. The Clara Lionel Foundation works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.For Sarah Jessica Parker, the proceeds of her bag will benefit The Brain Trauma Foundation, whose mission is to improve TBI (traumatic brain injury) patient outcomes worldwide by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers.Supermodel Jourdan Dunn has seen the terrible effects of Sickle Cell Anemia first hand, and will direct the proceeds of her customized 3Baguette to The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, an organization at the forefront of combatting the disease.Leandra Medine, creator of the wildly popular ManRepeller media brand, will use the funds from her handbag to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research.Finally, artist and art world luminary Rachel Feinstein will see the proceeds from the auction of her 3Baguette support the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. This foundation provides ongoing support for innumerable diabetes initiatives including support for research fellowships.The dedicated auction site will provide the opportunity to bid on one of the unique 3Baguette bags created by these iconic women, and buy the ultimate collectors piece.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Acclaimed Female Musicians Join ETMLA For 4th Annual Music And A Makeover

first_imgIn celebration of Women’s History and Music in Our Schools Month, Education Through Music-Los Angeles held its 4th Annual Music & A Makeover, bringing together local, female-led fashion brands, live music and food & wine tastings to empower women and raise funds for in-school music programs for disadvantaged schools across Los Angeles County.Judith Hill performs at Education Through Music-LA’s 4th Annual Music & a Makeover BenefitCredit/Copyright: Danny MoloshokHosted by Kala Maxym, Founder & Chief Event Composer of Five Senses Tastings, the evening featured intimate performances by singer-songwriter Judith Hill (The Voice, Michael Jackson), actress/singer Karen David (Galavant, Once Upon A Time, Barry, Timeless) and recording artist Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked, Funny Girl). Guests enjoyed perusing jewelry and designs from Queen’s Trunk and Rose & Sage, as well as children’s clothing lines Dulce Swimwear and Ice Cream Castles.The music was paired sensitively with delicious wine, cheese and chocolate (courtesy of EOS Chocolates), to enhance the listening experience and reflect the artists’ unique backgrounds and styles. Each artist shared inspiring, personal stories and displayed their own fashion sense, with Judith Hill and Shoshana Bean wearing London-based designer Karen Millen, and Karen David showcasing jewelry by Queen’s Trunk. Other sponsors included Popular, Smashbox, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Pauline’s Premier Sweets, and LifeWtr.Now in its 12th year, ETM-LA has expanded from 2 schools and 800 children to a planned 30 schools and approximately 15,000 schoolchildren with weekly music as part of the core curriculum in such diverse communities as Compton, South Central, Chinatown, Boyle Heights, Downtown LA, East Los Angeles, Pacoima, Pasadena, Burbank, Canoga Park, San Fernando Valley, and West Los Angeles.Education Through Music-Los Angeles is an independent 501©3 non-profit with the mission to provide music in disadvantaged schools to enhance students’ academic achievement and creative and overall development. ETM-LA partners with inner-city schools to provide yearlong music instruction for every child. For more info: www.etmla.org.last_img read more

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