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How to Find the Original Source of an Image

first_imgOriginally published on November 14, 2016My colleague Kelly was working with her client on a new website. And the client found an image they absolutely wanted on their site. But her client didn’t know where the image came from. Kelly knew she needed to confirm the image could be used on the site. Where could she start looking? Kelly posted in one of the online forums I belong to: Any idea how to find the original source for an image?Sure, I have a few recommendations. Why You Don’t Want to Download a Copy of the ImageWhen you find an image online, whether through a search or in a site template, you want to confirm you can use it. The image may be copyrighted or it may have a Creative Commons license, with specific guidelines for usage.In addition, your design might need a different size of the image than the one you found online. Locating the original source of the image allows you to create alternate sizes, crop the image, and make different orientations of the image. And that’s why you want to know about reverse image search engines. Reverse Image SearchI discovered reverse image search sites a few years ago when one of our Refresh Detroit members explained how it worked. At that time (I think it was late 2000’s), it seemed only one reverse image search site was available.Today, there are several reverse image search sites and they all work in a similar manner:You upload a file to their online site or provide the URL to the page that includes the imageTheir search engine goes to work locating copies of the imageYou get a results page with versions of the image, and where the image has been used onlineSome sleuthing may be required on your part to discover the first use for the image. Key things to look for in the results page: the image with the largest dimensions and the oldest date. Here are three two of my favorite reverse image search sites. (Sadly, Image Raider is no longer available online.)1. TinEyeOne of the best known and oldest reverse image search sites is TinEye. It’s free and easy to use. TinEye provides:Info on where the image came fromHow the image is usedModified versions of the imageHigher resolution versions of the imageTinEye uses image recognition to search for images and it doesn’t reveal its algorithm. According to their website, TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.You can use TinEye without an account, though a free personal account TinEye gives you a heads-up on new features, ability to share your search results, and keep track of images you search for. As of November 2016, TinEye has indexed 16.5 billion images. 2. Google Reverse Image SearchWhile you may have used Google’s image search in the past, many people aren’t aware Google can conduct a reverse image search.Visit Google Images and select the camera icon in the search box. The input box will change, allowing you to paste the image URL or upload an image from your computer. Select search by image and Google will display the results of the search. Additionally, Google will display similar images.SummaryReverse image search engines provide a critical service for anyone trying to find the original source for an image. They work quickly to scan their image index and provide you with fast results. When I searched for a photo I used on my blog last week on the two search sites. Google Reverse Images was the only site that found it. My advice: if you’re not able to find an image with one of the reverse image sites, try the other one. As with any search engine, your mileage may vary for your searches. Good luck! Have you used a reverse image search engine? What were your results? Share your experience in the comments.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…Relatedlast_img read more

SHRM Foundation Annual Conference Scholarship Testimonial: Jatisha Marsh

first_imgIn 2015, the SHRM Foundation awarded SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition scholarships to HR professionals from each of the five regions of the U.S.—the Northeast, Southeast, North Central, Southwest Central and the Pacific West. Jatisha Marsh was the southeast award recipient and attended the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition.Jatisha Marsh, SHRM-CP, is an Employee Performance Analyst for Atlanta Public Schools, and she is on a mission to change the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students in Atlanta.Meet Jatisha:The question that has driven my career for nearly the last nine years is, “who will speak for the children?” In 2006, I left a career in the corporate sector when I learned about the achievement gap between low-income students and more affluent students. I joined Teach for America and spent the next eight years teaching. My current position as a Performance Analyst allows me to impact change on a larger scale and ensure that students have the most effective teachers in their classrooms. I took a significant cut in salary to pursue a career in education; I have yet to earn as much as my first job after graduation. Once I started my education career, I felt inundated with negative messages regarding public education. I continually have to remind myself of my purpose, to ensure every child receives an excellent education. A few years into my career in education, Atlanta Public Schools, my employer, was rocked by a widely publicized cheating scandal. The former head of human resources admitted to wrongdoing. The district is in the process or rebuilding and regaining public trust. A scholarship will allow me to learn HR best practices that will help me ensure the district does not repeat past mistakes.Steve Wynn, Wynn Las Vegas, stated, “Human Resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.” I think this statement rings truest in the education sector. I am in the business of rallying people to develop college and career ready students. My career goal is to become a Chief Human Resource Officer for a school district or a college… common practice in one sector can be innovative in another.  The conference is an opportunity to seek mentors outside of the education sector in order to bring innovation to the education sector.***A donation to the SHRM Foundation impacts HR practitioners of today through scholarships and HR practitioners of tomorrow through research. Donate today!last_img read more

Do Canadians have a Right To Be Forgotten online

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, it’s 2019. By now plenty of Canadians have humiliating results in Google searches for their name. But do we need a process for making those listings disappear?The European Union has one—it’s called the Right To Be Forgotten. And there’s currently a debate in public and in the courts, over whether or not Canada needs such a framework. But if we did have it, who would get to exercise that right? Who would decide if a piece of information should vanish from Google or not? And … should we even be allowed to hide true results about us online?GUEST: Michael Geist, Law Professor, University of Ottawa, online privacy specialistYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

Lanes closed on northbound Interstate 5 near Genesee

first_img KUSI Newsroom Lanes closed on northbound Interstate 5 near Genesee Updated: 1:54 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three of the four lanes on northbound Interstate 5 near Gilman Drive in the University City area are closed because a person has fallen to his death in an apparent suicide from a bridge over the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.KUSI will update this article with more information as it is confirmed.center_img June 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 11, 2018last_img

Xmini shows off vintageinspired Bluetooth speaker at CES

first_img Post a comment 0 CES 2019 Share your voice The Supa 2 comes with a handle and a remote, the X-mini Twisx looks like a water bottle and the Click 3 (between them) is small enough to fit into your palm. X-mini Singapore-based X-mini has long since moved on from its capsule speaker days, and its new designs at CES 2019 will definitely turn some heads.New this time is the Supa 2, which like the original Supa is inspired by vintage speakers. This time around though, the Bluetooth speaker comes with a handle for carrying and is also capable of serving as a stand. The Supa 2 is also the first X-mini speaker to pack a six-driver system, with four actives and two passive radiators for more bass.Other features include a Smart Magnetic Maestro remote, which attaches to the Supa 2, and turns it on when you remove it. It can be used to control the playback, volume and EQ, as well as for answering phone calls.x-minitm-twisx-right-perspectiveThe new X-mini Twisx fits into a bicycle’s bottle cage. X-mini Next is the Twisx, which looks like a water bottle when it’s standing up. Weighing 383 grams (0.84 pounds), the Twisx is IPX5 water-resistant. Instead of using buttons to skip tracks, you twist the cap, which X-mini calls the Twisx Control. You can also pause or play music by pressing down on the cap. The Twisx boasts a 12-watt triple driver system and has a X.Bass EQ setting for even more pounding beats. The best part about the Twisx design though, is that it fits into a bicycle’s bottle cage, so you can pedal along to music if you like.Lastly, although the company’s mostly done with its capsule speakers, there’s still the Click 3. The tiny speaker fits in your palm but is still capable of pumping out the music with its 40mm driver. It also works with your phone as a camera shutter release button — you double click on it to take pictures with your phone — and now comes with a LED light to simulate a flash burst.The new X-mini speakers are expected to go on sale later this year. The Supa 2 will retail for around $155 (£120 and AU$220 converted), while the Twisx will go for around $60. The Click 3 is the cheapest at $30. Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Tags All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 85 Photos CES Products Bluetoothlast_img read more

Arbaaz Khan 20 3 Reasons we love this new revamped version of

first_imgArbaaz Khan’s latest YouTube show – Pinch – has been gaining popularity and how! From celebrities breaking their silence on many unanswered questions to tackling trolls directly, the show can indeed be called a one-of-a-kind and innovative concept to have hit our screens. Amidst all this, we can’t help but be smitten by the new version – Arbaaz Khan 2.0 – we are being presented with. Let’s take a look at why we love this revamped version of the Khan bhai way more than earlier.Witty response: If you’ve seen the latest videos of Arbaaz Khan’s sassy response to a journalist, while promoting his show – Pinch – you’d know what exactly are we talking about. His playful banters with journalists are becoming a hit now! Mr Khan’s cheerful personality and playfulness is something that we don’t get to see that often in many other celebs. And that is just one of the instances where Arbaaz Khan has given us all a hearty laugh with his sheer humour and wit. Off-late, Khan has been tickling our funny bones with his candid responses and one-liners to his guests on his Youtube show – Pinch too. Less guarded: We understand that though professionally things have been at an all-time high ever since he produced Dabangg, on the personal front, the last few years might have been quite daunting for Arbaaz too. The media and paparazzi, both, conveniently failed to acknowledge that it was Arbaaz too who had to fight the strangest rumours, weirdest speculations and the constant invasion of privacy. And we must applaud the way Arbaaz has revamped himself and appears to have put his past behind. What’s most interesting is the way Arbaaz has become approachable and less guarded in the last few months.Pinch: Though Arbaaz has been the face of many comedy and reality shows earlier, it is through his show – Pinch – that we are getting a glimpse into this new version of his personality. More at ease, relaxed and smoothly sailing his guests into the format of the show; Arbaaz appears to be a pro at doing this. Though the format of the show is to tackle the ugly scenario of trolls; with his humour, smile and oh-good-looks! Arbaaz is making it appear like an easy-breezy chat show, without losing out on to the genuine message the show leaves us with.We certainly can’t get enough of Arbaaz’s newfound charm, can you?last_img read more

Make food safety a social movement

first_imgSpeakers at a discussion styled ‘Safe food for all’ organised by Prothom in association with USAID and chain-shop Shwapno at its Karwanbazar office in the capital. Photo: Syful Islam/Prothom AloInadequate international standard accreditation labs and food testing facilities, and lack of awareness among farmers and consumers have made food safety a big challenge for Bangladesh.The country is also failing to export food items to the European market due to lack of international standards in food safety, said discussants at a roundtable.Prothom Alo organised a discussion at its office on ‘Safe food for all’ in cooperation with the chain shop Shwapno and USAID.Speakers pointed out that though the government had drawn up the Safe Food Act-2013, enactment of laws relating to food safety, food adulteration and use of toxic pesticides remained a concern for the country.Chairman of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque said, the government had placed emphasis on creating awareness among farmers, educating and training them to ensure food safety.To inspire a healthy competition among different markets of the city, some would be given the status of ‘Healthy Market’ based on their performance, he added.He also stressed to make food safety a social movement by including the private sector in government efforts.Media personality and agriculture activist Shykh Seraj said, excessive and indiscriminate use of pesticides has damaged organic elements of the soil in our country.He urged the government and private sector to focus on high yielding crops and greenhouse agriculture for the future.Prof of Dhaka University’s chemistry department Dr Iqbal Rauf Mamun said, food security is a holistic approach. It should be checked at every level from the field to the wholesale market.Executive director of ACI logistics limited Sabbir Hasan Nasir said, government bodies should stress participation of private sector representatives in decision making bodies to ensure food safety.Senior vice president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kamrul Islam, private sector adviser of USAID Bangladesh Aniruddha Hom Roy, chief of party of agricultural value chain project of USAID Paul Bandick, Md Shahiduzzaman of Bangladesh Agricultural University, ICDDR,B’s Mustafa Mahfuz, food safety consultant Abhilash Gorhe, Shwapno’s head of business Md Mahdi Faisal and Saiful Islam, a farmer from Jhenidah, also spoke at the discussion.Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayum moderated the roundtable.last_img read more

Pakistan extends military chiefs tenure amid Kashmir row

first_imgGeneral Qamar Javed BajwaPakistan extended its military chief’s tenure Monday, ensuring stability in what is arguably the country’s most powerful position as tensions soar with rival India and Washington is expected to announce a withdrawal deal in Afghanistan.”General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed as chief of army staff for another term of three years,” read a statement from prime minister Imran Khan’s office. “The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment.”The extension, which had been widely expected, was also confirmed by the military’s spokesman.The Pakistani military has long played an outsized role in national life, offering the muscular reassurance against nuclear arch-rival India that many Pakistanis see as vital to their identity.Bajwa was appointed to lead the military in 2016, taking over from the hugely popular General Raheel Sharif, who won the hearts of millions with his bruising campaign against Islamic militants.Bawja’s extension marks the second time in nearly a decade that the country’s top general had their traditional three-year term extended.It comes as tensions have skyrocketed with New Delhi after prime minister Narendra Modi stripped the disputed Kashmir region of its autonomy earlier this month.US president Donald Trump urged the nuclear-armed rivals over the weekend to come back to the negotiating table, conveying to Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan the importance of “reducing tensions”.Both India and Pakistan have controlled portions of the former princely state of Kashmir since independence in 1947. The dispute over the Muslim-majority region has been the spark for two major wars and countless clashes between them.Earlier this year they again came close to all-out conflict, after a militant attack in Indian-held Kashmir in February was claimed by a group based in Pakistan, igniting tit-for-tat air strikes.The Pakistani military is also believed to be playing a vital role in ongoing peace talks between the US and Taliban that aim to secure a withdrawal of American troops in exchange for insurgent promises that Afghanistan will not be used as a safe haven for groups such as Al Qaeda or Islamic State.Pakistan was the Taliban’s chief sponsor when it took power in neighbouring Afghanistan during the 1990s.Its influence over the group, which has waged an insurgency since it was ousted from power by US-led forces in 2001, is seen as key in facilitating a political settlement with the government of president Ashraf Ghani.last_img read more

Get celebrity skincare secrets to beat the heat

first_imgWith summer come a host of skin care problems. From acne to rashes, oily skin to breakouts, it is nothing short of a nightmare so it is very important to beat the heat by altering not only your wardrobe but also your skin care routine, says experts.Here are some celebrity skincare secrets to help you look like your favourite Bollywood diva and survive this summer in a breeze:Exfoliate your body after a shower: A common mistake which people tend to make is to exfoliate before a shower. Cleaning up the dead cells before a shower is likely to cause more irritation and itching on the skin as in that point of time your skin is dry. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIt is advisable to moisturise your skin with an oil before a shower and exfoliate it after the shower. Exfoliating your skin after a shower will help remove the dead skin effortlessly. However, make sure that you use a good scrub which is appropriate for your skin. You can also use a soft towel to remove the dead skin.Use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun: The sunscreen is your best friend this season. While having a healthy tan looks good, too much sun can harm the skin. Constant exposure to sun for a very long time can damage your skin. Pick a sunscreen which has a minimum SPF of 30 and apply it a good 20 minutes before you leave your house. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the long run, the sunscreen also helps in reducing spots and delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Similarly, make sure that after sun care is taken care of, you need to wash your face with cold water and moisturise it with a calm moisturiser.Hydrate your body with moisturiser: In cities that face dry, scorching heat, the moisture present in the skin tends to get sucked out. Hence, it is necessary to constantly keep hydrating the body with a moisturiser, preferably moisturising milk than a cream as it spreads easily on your body and is non-sticky. Also, make sure that you use a moisturiser on slightly damp skin, as it glides easily and covers a larger portion of your body. Use a scented moisturiser only if it suits your skin or else it may cause skin irritation. Even in cities with high level of humidity, the constant sweating can cause irritation and body odour. A good moisturiser works there well too.Moisturise your skin before shaving: Summers mean shorts, skirts and sleeveless dresses for days together. It’s best to stay away from harmful creams and painful waxing as they can damage your skin and cause rashes if you have a sensitive skin. Also, why cover yourself in this heat for 15 days until your next waxing session? Switch to shaving as it is the safest method of hair removal and is also recommended by dermatologists. Use a razor that has skin conditioning ingredients which comes with in-built body butters and glycerin that will help keep your skin moisturised before and after the shave.Wait at least 24 hours before hitting the beach or pool: The newly shaved area will be sensitive to the sun, salt and chlorine. It is better to wait before taking a dive to avoid itchiness, burning and irritation. Also, apply sunscreen before and as soon as it gets washed off, after a swim to avoid unnecessary tanning.Gorge on berries and fresh fruits: The skin reflects what you eat so feast yourself on the summer produce. They are rich and high on vitamins and increase the release of antioxidants giving you the perfect glowing skin.last_img read more

Colourful booklet to highlight fire fighting measures

first_imgKolkata: The state Fire and Emergency Services department has undertaken a unique approach to create awareness among school students in connection with fire safety and security. The department has come up with a booklet containing colourful pictorial illustrations regarding a series of precautionary measures that can be followed to curb fire accidents.”We feel that awareness through children can create wonders when it comes to maintenance of safety measures to check fire. We will soon start distributing these attractive booklets among school and college students and they will take up the responsibility of educating their respective family members about some basic steps that can curb incidents of fire,” said Sujit Bose, state Fire and Emergency Services minister. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe booklet begins with the picture of a mother educating her children about the steps that should be taken if a fire suddenly breaks out in a building. Switching off all electric lights and gadgets, opening up all doors and windows of the house, then vacating the building using the staircase preferably covering the face and nose with a piece of cloth are among the steps mentioned. This should be followed by an immediate call to the fire brigade. The book highlights rules to be followed in the kitchen including using the cooking gas carefully, having a proper instrument and not a piece of cloth to bring down something hot from the oven, opening the doors and windows immediately if there is any gaseous smell, avoid pouring kerosene when the stove is in burning condition etc. “The fire incidents in households occur mostly from the kitchen room and the use of cooking gas,” a senior official in the Fire department pointed out. The other precautionary messages include keeping matchsticks away from reach of children, avoiding smoking while lying down on the bed, putting off switches of lights in case of a power cut, not to use too many electric gadgets through a single plug point etc. “All the messages in the book are short yet concise and illustrated with pictures so that curiosity to read it will arise automatically,” the official added. It also tells elders to keep a close watch on their children when they celebrate Diwali and dial toll-free number 101 in case of an emergency. “Awareness is the key to fire fighting. If we all follow certain safety measures, we can keep ourselves protected. This is the main objective behind this approach,” the minister added.last_img read more