Canadian fashion cashes in on gorpcore

TORONTO — Fashion is accustomed to fleeting trends, but gorpcore — a term coined by The Cut in 2017 to reflect the sudden ubiquity of fleece vests, puffer jackets and other staples of outdoor clothing in urban areas — is still going strong. Euromonitor International forecasts that the performance apparel sector will register a compounded annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent between 2018 through 2022, and luxury brands have taken note. Canadian brands like Canada Goose and Arc’teryx have benefitted from the demand for high-performance coats that can be worn both during a New York winter and an…

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Big Data & Analytics Primer On Job Roles & Career Opportunities Everyone Should Read

“Big Data Analytics”, “Data Science”, “Cloud” – you may have heard of these buzzwords in the technology landscape today. But much like how movies and comedy shows are marketed, these words have been hyped by businesses, industry analysts, journalists, and possibly your neighborhood watchman. Everyone seems to have a perspective on what Big Data analytics is and much like any commodity in the market, there is a  promise of an attractive job in the Big Data analytics space. Students who are about to start their professional careers or professionals who…

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Insurers may deny health cover to diabetics dependent on insulin

I am 40 years old and have a health plan from my employer. I have diabetes and am planning to take a separate health insurance for myself. Will the new health plan cover diabetes? —Asif Rehman Buying an independent health insurance, despite having a group insurance cover, is a good move. Consider a sum insured equal to your annual income. Opt for a plan with high no-claim bonus. You can accrue this bonus while you are still covered under your employer’s policy. Diabetes will be considered a pre-existing illness for your new plan. For…

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Are You Betting Your Career On One Manager?

“You get an orange, and you get an orange – Everybody gets an orange!” photo credit: MediaPunch Loyalty to one manager can be a profitable strategy, but only if you choose the right manager. If your career goal is becoming a head coach of a college football program, you could do worse than aligning yourself with Nick Saban. Owner of a record six national championships and 237 career wins, Saban has the most accomplished resume in the field. His coaching tree is incredible. In total, 23 of Saban’s former assistantshave gone on…

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Xi seeks global cooperation on technology after Huawei blocked

Hong Kong/Beijing: Countries should cooperate in developing the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence, China President Xi Jinping said in a letter to the China International Big Data Industry Expo that started on Sunday in Guiyang, Xinhua reports. China attaches great importance to the development of the big data industry and is willing to explore a growth path with other nations for new technologies, Xi said in the letter, according to Xinhua. The conference, which runs through Wednesday, counts China tech giants including Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings and Huawei Technologies…

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James Haskell calls time on stellar career with regrets and a warning

 James Haskell hangs up his boots at Northampton. He was capped 77 times for England during an illustrious career. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images For James Haskell the prospect of life after rugby is terrifying. Having announced he will bring an end to a stellar 17-year career at the end of the season, said a teary goodbye to his Northampton teammates and confirmed that we should not expect to see him on Strictly Come Dancing any time soon, Haskell is daunted by the blank canvas he faces. It is a surprising admission because…

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International Career Institute on Trends Shaping Modern Careers

The current career landscape is undergoing many exciting changes. With innovations constantly entering the market, students and employees alike have been able to enhance their skill sets with the newest techniques. These trends, including online learning and social media, help people connect with opportunities that may not be available in the local area. The International Career Institute (ICI) highlights the importance of connecting students with these exciting new methods of learning, fostering and promoting high educational standards, while also giving them the tools to succeed in today’s competitive work environment. Online…

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WhatsApp Business App now available on iPhone

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp Business, a free-to-download communication app specifically designed for small businesses, is now officially available for iPhone users in several countries including India. The WhatsApp Business app was launched for Android in January 2018. “Today we’re introducing the WhatsApp Business app for iOS. Like the Android version — which over the last year has been adopted by millions of businesses around the world — the WhatsApp Business app for iOS will be free to download from the Apple App Store,” WhatsApp said in a blog post on Thursday. Besides…

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Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University launches report on higher education in India The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday. In the report “Diversity and Inclusion: Towards Building a Diverse, Equitable and Global University”, the JGU high lighted its progress on 16 indicators including national origin, state origin, gender parity, age, religion and caste, education and professional background, disability, academic offerings and interdisciplinary, pedagogy, research and disciplinary diversity. The other indicators are international collaborations and partnerships,…

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Aamir Khan on remaking Forrest Gump, career regrets and spending time with his kids

Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao on his birthday on March 14 in Mumbai.The Telegraph picture It’s become a tradition of sorts for Aamir Khan to spend the first half of his birthday with the media — cutting multiple cakes, posing for pictures and chatting with a handful of journalists. And his 54th birthday celebration in Mumbai last Thursday was no different. Aamir spent the morning at a football game with his youngest son Azad before interacting with the media. Aamir, who was last seen in the disastrous Thugs of Hindostan last year, took…

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