Believe me when I say…


That the IT Capital of India is not on UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY - it has scheduled and unscheduled POWER CUTS whichever party  may be in power. We had no power, hence no water since 10 in the morning and this apartment complex of 111 flats was running its Genset for 2 out of 4 lifts … Continue reading Believe me when I say…

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Singing Cowboy Day? Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy, was born in 1907 on a Texas cattle ranch. This day celebrates all singing cowboys, but especially Autry, who brought us Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, among others. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "Learning to live in the present moment is part … Continue reading Did you know…

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Ameliorate ə-meel-yə-rayt Part of speech: verb Origin: Latin, 16th century 1 To improve or make more tolerable 2 To alleviate Examples of Ameliorate in a sentence "The massage I received helped to ameliorate my back pain." "We need to think of ways to ameliorate the high turnover rate in the company."

Did you know…


... that today is Elvis Presley Day? In 1956, Tupelo, Mississippi, (Elvis' hometown) declared September 26 as Elvis Presley Day. Elvis' parents watched as he performed two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, the same fair at which he had performed at age 10. This time there were 100 National Guardsmen surrounding the stage to … Continue reading Did you know…

Weekly Quotes


Norman Cousins "Life is an adventure in forgiveness." via Today's Quote https://ift.tt/2n53nLp September 25, 2019 at 10:39AM via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/norman-cousins-quotes Virgil Thomson "Let your mind alone, and see what happens." via Today's Quote https://ift.tt/2mSbElv September 26, 2019 at 10:34AM via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/virgil-thomson-quotes Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." … Continue reading Weekly Quotes

What constitutes the essence of prayer?


Many prayers to God are current among the lovers of God, arising as they do from diverse cultural contexts.Some of the prayers invariably contain an element of asking something from God, either material or spiritual. In fact, God is so merciful and bountiful that even without their asking He always gives more than His lovers … Continue reading What constitutes the essence of prayer?

Did you know


Did you know... ... that today is Read a Child a Book You Like Day? This day celebrates the birthday (1856) of Kate Douglas Wiggin, author of "Rebecca at Sunnybrook Farm" and other wonderful children's stories. Share a book you've loved for a long time with a child you love now! ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: … Continue reading Did you know

Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought | TED Talk


via Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought | TED Talk "From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism." A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the … Continue reading Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought | TED Talk

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Inchoate in-koh-ət Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, 16th century 1 Recently begun and thus not fully formed 2 Incomplete or rudimentary 3 Disorderly or incoherent Examples of Inchoate in a sentence "Our inchoate organization still needed to fill major positions." "The team was somewhat inchoate, lacking the leadership and skills to get the job … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to lunch | TED Talk


via Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch | TED Talk There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a … Continue reading Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to lunch | TED Talk

Roofing drone nails down shingles | University of Michigan News


via More information: Autonomous Aerospace Systems Lab Study (PDF): Nailed It: Autonomous Roofing with a Nailgun-Equipped Octocopter on the arXiv Roofing drone nails down shingles | University of Michigan News

How to Read Tea Leaves: A Basic Guide to Tasseography | Allure


For a long time, I have been learning and practicing the Tasseography.  My own little secret - just as I am a fan of the BioRhythms. This morning as is usual I watched my Weight which was slightly up, the BP which was in the Amber Zone, I double-checked my Green Tea ?( Mulberry Tea … Continue reading How to Read Tea Leaves: A Basic Guide to Tasseography | Allure

Benchmark Results – FaceForensics Benchmark via IFTF


via Benchmark Results - FaceForensics Benchmark FaceForensics Benchmark This table lists the benchmark results for the Binary Classification scenario. Method Info Deepfakes Face2Face FaceSwap NeuralTextures Pristine Total Xception 0.964 0.869 0.903 0.807 0.524 0.710 Andreas Rössler, Davide Cozzolino, Luisa Verdoliva, Christian Riess, Justus Thies, Matthias Nießner: FaceForensics++: Learning to Detect Manipulated Facial Images. ICCV 2019 MesoNet 0.873 0.562 … Continue reading Benchmark Results – FaceForensics Benchmark via IFTF

Google AI Blog: Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research


via Google AI Blog: Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Posted by Nick Dufour, Google Research and Andrew Gully, Jigsaw Deep learning has given rise to technologies that would have been thought impossible only a handful of years ago. Modern generative models are one example of these, capable of synthesizing hyperrealistic … Continue reading Google AI Blog: Contributing Data to Deepfake Detection Research

Ethical Alliance Daily News   


Ethical Alliance Daily News  United States: Quad/Graphics to pay $9.9 mln to settle U.S. bribery charges tied to Peru, China Sep 27, 2019 08:00 pm Quad/Graphics Inc, a Wisconsin-based marketing and printing services company, will pay $9.9 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges it engaged in bribery schemes in Peru and China, … Continue reading Ethical Alliance Daily News   

One-Minute Power Mentoring2 – Jay Parkhe : My Speeches


O.M.P.M. 3 (One-Minute Power Mentoring) Hello. If you have a VC Pitch presentation and you are struggling, If you are a C-Suite aspirant and have a gut-feel that you will be 'Off-listed' if you do not improve your speaking and presentation skills - I shall help you both. I am Jay Parkhe. I am a … Continue reading One-Minute Power Mentoring2 – Jay Parkhe : My Speeches

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Erudite er-ə-dīt Part of speech: adjective Origin: Middle English, 14th century 1 Possessing knowledge as a result of study 2 Learned Examples of Erudite in a sentence "You can go a long way in life if you can study hard and become an erudite student." "She developed a reputation as an erudite scholar who was … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

Random Phrases of the day


Lickety SplitMeaning: To go at a quick pace; no delaying! Hard Pill to SwallowMeaning: Something that's difficult to accept. Jaws of LifeMeaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Elvis Presley Day? In 1956, Tupelo, Mississippi, (Elvis' hometown) declared September 26 as Elvis Presley Day. Elvis' parents watched as he performed two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, the same fair at which he had performed at age 10. This time there were … Continue reading Did you know…

One-Minute Power Mentoring2 – Jay Parkhe : My Speeches


O.M.P.M. 2 (One-Minute Power Mentoring) Hello. If you have a VC Pitch presentation and you are struggling, If you are a C-Suite aspirant and have a gut-feel that you will be 'Off-listed' if you do not improve your speaking and presentation skills - I shall help you both. I am Jay Parkhe. I am a … Continue reading One-Minute Power Mentoring2 – Jay Parkhe : My Speeches

Forget the past


Forget the past and make the most of the present. Keep your own hearts clean. Learn to love each other first before you tell others about my love for one and all. Give love, receive love, gather love; everything else is dissolved eventually in the truth of divine love. “Let your own life of love … Continue reading Forget the past

Prayers


All prayers of different religions such as Hinduism, Islam and Christianity have a reference to the Creator. Creation is the greatest mystery with which all creatures, including human beings, are faced. The mystery cannot be unraveled or fulfilled unless and until man consciously becomes united with the Creator and realizes himself as being one with … Continue reading Prayers

My speech at Toastmasters Table Topics: BODY PARTS AS VERBS ✋😁💪🏿👅


Many parts of the body can be used as verbs in either a physical or a metaphorical sense. You can head a company, but if things go wrong you'll have to shoulder the blame, or face your investors. So keep your head while speaking. Shoulder responsibility and maintain a smiling face. A good leader backs … Continue reading My speech at Toastmasters Table Topics: BODY PARTS AS VERBS ✋😁💪🏿👅

One-Minute Power Mentoring 1- Jay Parkhe: My speeches


O.M.P.M. 1. (One-Minute Power Mentoring) Hello. If you have a VC Pitch presentation and you are struggling, If you are a C-Suite aspirant and have a gut-feel that you will be 'Off-listed' if you do not improve your speaking and presentation skills - I shall help you both. I am a Startup and C-Suite Mentor, … Continue reading One-Minute Power Mentoring 1- Jay Parkhe: My speeches

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Crepuscular krə-pəs-kyə-ler Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, mid 17th century 1 Of or pertaining to twilight 2 Active in twilight or evening, as with certain animals Examples of Crepuscular in a sentence "Crepuscular animals tend to move around in the period between day and night." "The crepuscular hour is my favorite, when the sky … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

My speeches at Toastmasters: Persuasion: Would be father-in-law. Humorous speech


You PIERCE My Soul. I am Half Agony, Half Hope I have Loved NONE but You! I was in Love and she was non-committal would-be far-in-law very furious I had tried every persuasive Trick in my repertoire and Lost my Sweeart! Mom wasn’t a Help A School Head-Mistress and a widow she was a tough … Continue reading My speeches at Toastmasters: Persuasion: Would be father-in-law. Humorous speech

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Blatherskite bla-thər-skīt Part of speech: noun Origin: Scottish English, 17th century 1 Nonsense 2 A person who is prone to speaking nonsense Examples of Blatherskite in a sentence "I don't want to hear your blatherskite — I need you to speak clearly about things that really matter." "The teacher had great insights, but he was … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

Random Phrases of the day


Wake Up CallMeaning: An occurance of sorts that brings a problem to somebody's attention and they realize it needs fixing. Not the Sharpest Tool in the ShedMeaning: Someone who isn't witty or sharp, but rather, they are ignorant, unintelligent, or senseless. Elvis Has Left The BuildingMeaning: Something that is all over.

Wisdom Quotes


This very moment is your life, so make it a moment worth living. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. (Omar Khayyam) You don't figure out how to live by thinking about it, but by living life. Everything has been figured out, except how to live. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

Did you know…


... that today is You Light Up My Life Day? On the birthday of singer Debby Boone, who sang the hit song "You Light Up My Life," light up someone's life. Do something special for them. Boone, the daughter of Pat Boone, was born on September 22, 1956, at Hackensack, New Jersey. Happy birthday, Debby! ~~~ … Continue reading Did you know…

Check out this TED Talk


I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting. Paul Tasner: How I became an entrepreneur at 66 https://go.ted.com/CXjf Learn more about watching TED Talks on all of your favorite platforms: https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ways-to-get-ted-talks

My speeches at Toastmasters


5A's of my latent Needs. My Path completion speech at Toatmasters for Presentation Mastery Path. Do you know the Uniqueness of yours name? Do you see something Different in my Name? I noticed that I have 5 A's in my English Spelt Name. Fellow Toastmasters and Distinguished guests. About an year ago, at a Toastmasters … Continue reading My speeches at Toastmasters

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is the Festival of Latest Novelties? Celebrate the latest novelty, celebrity, or other latest rage. You never know how long it's going to last, so get your celebrating in early. 😉 ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, … Continue reading Did you know…

Random Phrase Generator


Wake Up CallMeaning: An occurance of sorts that brings a problem to somebody's attention and they realize it needs fixing. Beating Around the BushMeaning: Someone who is beating around the bush is someone who avoids the main point. Fight Fire With FireMeaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you.

Random Phrase Generator


What Am I, Chopped Liver?Meaning: A rhetorical question used by a person who feels they are being given less consideration than someone else. Lovey DoveyMeaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging. High And DryMeaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to … Continue reading Random Phrase Generator

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Eponymous ə-pah-nə-məs Part of speech: adjective Origin: Greek, 19th century \ 1 Relating to the name of something 2 Describing an item named after a subject in question Examples of Eponymous in a sentence "Her eponymous album was a hit, and now everyone knows her name." "The biggest stars have names that draw wide audiences, … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Cantankerous kan-tang-kə-rəs Part of speech: adjective Origin: Unknown, 18th century 1 Contentious 2 Uncooperative Examples of Cantankerous in a sentence "Our cantankerous mule has never been very cooperative, but he's only gotten worse with age." "My grandfather was known to be cantankerous, though he did have a kind side as well."

My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs


    Completion of Path Speech - Presentation Mastery Path Speech Title : 5A's - My latent needs as a speaker Do you know the Uniqueness of your name? Do you see something Different in my Name? I noticed that I have 5 A's in my English Spelt Name. Fellow Toastmasters and Distinguished guests. About … Continue reading My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs

Quotes for the week


John Irving "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." via Today's Quote https://ift.tt/2Ia4dhr September 16, 2019 at 10:39AM via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/john-irving-quotes Paul Tournier "Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." via Today's Quote https://ift.tt/2ObSX7Y September 17, 2019 at 10:39AM via RSS … Continue reading Quotes for the week

Starting my Engaging Humor path level 2 in Toastmasters


Who else to get support from ? WhatsApp University Gysn. Of course 😀😀😀 Dating by hot-air-balloon travel. A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me Sir, can you help me? I promised a friend, I … Continue reading Starting my Engaging Humor path level 2 in Toastmasters

Did you know…


... that today is You Light Up My Life Day? On the birthday of singer Debby Boone, who sang the hit song "You Light Up My Life," light up someone's life. Do something special for them. Boone, the daughter of Pat Boone, was born on September 22, 1956, at Hackensack, New Jersey. Happy birthday, Debby! ~~~ … Continue reading Did you know…

New Blogger Award Starting October 2019,… Suggestions welcome


I gift the MENTOR's Choice © Blogger Award to .......... for ..............................................................with regards ........................and for ...............and .................and ....................l, not to forget ........... dedication, passion, determination, integrity, honesty with and towards us all. Jay Parkhe© Suggestions Welcome. Rules: 1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you 2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!) 3.) Create 10 questions … Continue reading New Blogger Award Starting October 2019,… Suggestions welcome

My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs


Starting a new series : My speeches given at the Toastmasters clubs. As I learn about Video recording/ PodCasting - in due course I shall also publish them on my YouTube Channel. This speech is for Level 5 Completion - Path Presentation Mastery.   L.I.F.T. LINE “If a person wants to take the pearl from … Continue reading My Speeches at Toastmasters Clubs

Random Acts of Kindness


Volunteer your time for a good cause Reconnect with your grandparents or an elderly person you know – give them a call! Bake something for your family/friends Send flowers to a friend or a family member! Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you

Cross-Cultures and Communication: My Toastmasters experience


My friend from Thailand Online Toastmasters posted this on Facebook "‎Anusorn Swasdee‎ to Thailand Online Toastmasters Club 51 mins Minute of Thailand Online Toastmasters Club meeting #21 on Saturday 21st September 2019, 22:00-23:07 ICT (Bangkok Time). 22:00:06 President, DTM Anusorn, opened the meeting. 22:00:38 Toastmaster of the night, DTM Anusorn explained about the meeting and gave the theme, … Continue reading Cross-Cultures and Communication: My Toastmasters experience

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Magnanimous maɡ-nan-ə-məs Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, 16th century 1 Quick and willing to forgive 2 Noble and fair, as in a ruler or leader Examples of Magnanimous in a sentence "The magnanimous king abolished taxes and was beloved throughout the land." "The battle was over when the king off

Check out this TED Talk


I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story http://go.ted.com/uBlmlA Learn more about watching TED Talks on all of your favorite platforms: https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ways-to-get-ted-talks

Starting Mentors Choice Blogger Award Soon…. Suggestions welcome


I gift the MENTOR's Choice © Blogger Award to .......... for ..............................................................with regards ........................and for ...............and .................and ....................l, not to forget ........... dedication, passion, determination, integrity, honesty with and towards us all. Jay Parkhe© Suggestions Welcome. Rules: 1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you 2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!) 3.) Create 10 questions … Continue reading Starting Mentors Choice Blogger Award Soon…. Suggestions welcome

Random Acts of Kindness


Oooh wait! There’s somebody behind you; hold the door open! It can get lonely when you are old, pay your grandparents a visit Smile at a stranger Read a good book recently? Pass it on to someone else Know someone who’s feeling under the weather? Pay them a visit!

The Strategy Behind TikTok’s Global Rise


via The Strategy Behind TikTok’s Global Rise 1/3 FREE ARTICLES LEFT  REGISTER FOR MORE Global Strategy   |   The Strategy Behind TikTok’s Global Rise SubscribeSign In LatestMagazinePopularTopicsPodcastsVideoStoreThe Big IdeaVisual LibraryReading ListsCase Selections WHAT TO READ NEXT Research: How Employee Protections Affect Investment and Growth GLOBAL STRATEGY The Strategy Behind TikTok’s Global Rise Rebecca Fannin SEPTEMBER 13, 2019  Summary  Save  Share  Comment … Continue reading The Strategy Behind TikTok’s Global Rise

Thinkers 50


PRESS RELEASE 20 September 2019 THINKERS50 HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES NEW INDUCTEES SHANGHAI. Thinkers50 (thinkers50.com), the global platform for management thinking, today announced six new inductees to its Management Hall of Fame hosted by the Haier Group. The Thinkers50 Hall of Fame honours the legacy of an elite group of thinkers whose work has had a profound and … Continue reading Thinkers 50

Inviting Bloggers’ suggestion for Mentor’s Choice Blogger Award.


Suggestions Welcome. Rules: 1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you 2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!) 3.) Create 10 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated 4.) Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award 5.) Comment on your nominee's most recent blog post to let them know you’ve nominated them 6.) Have fun! Questions: 1.) What started you off on the Blogging Journey? 2.) … Continue reading Inviting Bloggers’ suggestion for Mentor’s Choice Blogger Award.

Inviting Bloggers’ suggestion for Mentor’s Choice Blogger Award.


Suggestions Welcome. Rules: 1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you 2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!) 3.) Create 10 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated 4.) Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award 5.) Comment on your nominee's most recent blog post to let them know you’ve nominated them 6.) Have fun! Questions: 1.) What started you off on the Blogging Journey? 2.) … Continue reading Inviting Bloggers’ suggestion for Mentor’s Choice Blogger Award.