Flowers and Plants of Edwards Gardens, Part 1

The following are photographs of flowers and plants that can be found in Edwards Gardens, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Edwards Gardens is a botanical garden with no entrance fee and is also the site of the Toronto Botanical Garden, a private not-for profit organization. The Edwards Gardens is a former estate garden featuring annuals, roses and wildflowers and an extensive rockery.

A reminder about links in large-scale article campaigns

Lately we’ve seen an increase in spammy links contained in articles referred to as contributor posts, guest posts, partner posts, or syndicated posts. These articles are generally written by or in the name of one website, and published on a different one.
Google does not discourage these types of articles in the cases when they inform users, educate another site’s audience or bring awareness to your cause or company. However, what does violate Google’s guidelines on link schemes is when the main intent is to build links in a large-scale way back to the author’s site. Below are factors that, when taken to an extreme, can indicate when an article is in violation of these guidelines:
  • Stuffing keyword-rich links to your site in your articles
  • Having the articles published across many different sites; alternatively, having a large number of articles on a few large, different sites
  • Using or hiring article writers that aren’t knowledgeable about the topics they’re writing on
  • Using the same or similar content across these articles; alternatively, duplicating the full content of articles found on your own site (in which case use of rel=”canonical”, in addition to rel=”nofollow”, is advised)

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Vendors Outside the Hagia Sophia

Vendors that were outside the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey.

WannaCry and How to Protect Against Ransomware

On Friday and over the weekend, a ransomware attack hit a number of global companies and domestic institutions with malicious software known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt.

The attack has affected many organizations including the NHS, FedEx, Nissan and Telefonica, and has reached over 300k computers running Microsoft Windows OS.

WannaCry encrypts data files and asks users to pay ransom in bitcoins under the threat of deleting data if the ransom is not paid.

With these emerging cyberthreats, it is now more important than ever to be aware of cybersecurity protocol and the importance of having up to date antivirus software installed. Users who have Norton Security products installed, active, and up to date are protected against this threat.

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For more information on the outbreak, as well as steps users should take to protect themselves from ransomware attacks, please follow links below:

https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-you-need-know-about-wannacry-ransomware?linkId=37539318

https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-malware-ransomware-5-dos-and-donts.html

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What Are Your Greatest Weaknesses?

Wondering how to answer the interview question, “what are your greatest weaknesses”?

  • Make sure your answer does not touch on the essential qualifications or merit criteria of the job; and
  • State how you are overcoming that weakness.

Examples of greatest weaknesses can be?

  • Public speaking – I am taking classes, i.e. Toastmaster, to become better at public speaking;
  • Not providing my input without being asked – I am taking public speaking classes.
  • Can not say no to helping someone in need of help – I am making sure that my work is done before I assist others.
  • Fast decision maker – Taking a step back to examine all possibilities; making a mind-map, pro and con list, etc…
  • Opinionated

You should never say that you have no weaknesses!

Generally, you should avoid the following weaknesses:

  • Punctuality;
  • Multi-tasking;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Poor customer service;
  • Not hardworking.